And when foreign Minister Elrington traveled to Guatemala two days go - even Foreign Minister Morales conceded that the situation along the border is stark and urgent:
Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs
"Strangely enough when we were in Guatemala the Guatemalan foreign minister commented on the fact that over their side is bare and over our side is so green and verdant they found themselves - they could not contain their own citizens - into their own forests."
"And we have to find some mechanism whereby we can work in concert with the Guatemalans to make sure that they keep their people over on their side and we keep our people on our side and we prevent their people from coming across and devastating out territory. And they have to do that through dialogue and discussion and working together."