Each year, up to 1 million cattle enter Mexico illegally from Central America; this traffic involves health risks

Through the border with Guatemala, between 800,000 and 1 million cattle enter Mexico illegally every year , according to authorities, representatives of the agricultural sector and specialists. The entry of these animals, without going through sanitary controls, represents a risk both for the health of people and for Mexican livestock.

The Secretary of Agriculture, Víctor Villalobos, has given this figure in various interviews, such as the one he gave in October 2019 after his appearance in the Chamber of Deputies. 

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