US-Mexico border disruption comes to an end

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Border crossings between the US and Mexico were disrupted last week amid growing frustration due to extra inspections of commercial trucks ordered by the governor of Texas.  On April 6th Governor Greg Abbott ordered officials to conduct vehicle safety inspections at entry ports to uncover the smuggling of people and contraband. Mexican truckers blocked the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in protest resulting in average border wait time of up to 15 hours. Governor Abbot ended his policy of increased inspections of commercial trucks on April 15th after reaching migrant border security agreements with governors of nearby Mexican states. The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas stated that the loss of fresh fruit and vegetable due to delays are estimated to be more than $240 million.

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