Mexican Blockade Halts Trade and Commerce at International Ports of Entry
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020
Pharr, Texas – The City of Pharr and the Pharr International Bridge have been made aware of a situation blocking both northbound and southbound traffic on the Mexican side of the International Port of Entry. The situation began yesterday afternoon; approximately 150 Mexican protesters are blocking access to the Pharr Bridge with agricultural tractors and machinery. As a result of the continued protest and blockage, commercial traffic is being diverted to surrounding ports of entry. Pharr officials will continue to monitor the situation, and urge everyone to avoid the area and seek alternative means of travel to and from Mexico until the situation is resolved.
Sources have confirmed to Pharr officials that the Pharr International Bridge is NOT the only port of entry being targeted; Mexican protestors are targeting all ports of entry and all major trade corridors along the South Texas/Mexico border.
UPDATE AS OF 1 PM:
Early indications show that the blockade may subside within the next couple of hours