Blackout At The Border Causes Chaos
Monday, January 07 2013 @ 04:58 pm EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
Under the hot sun, hundreds of foreigners waited for electrical power to be restored, so that government officials could perform the necessary procedures respective to their immigration status.
The tourists expressed their discomfort over the inconvenience of having to do the immigration and customs procedures, because these two institutions provide service in the border area, and they do not have an appropriate facility to provide an efficient service to both nationals and foreigners.
"One problem is the delay, and the other is that we are in the open for lack of a roof," said a group of foreigners from Argentina.
We found the chaos created by the two institutions was due to a blackout at the border.
Furthermore, it was observed that, the institutions have an auxiliary electric generator, but they were not using it because they don't have the funds to buy gasoline.
We tried to obtain a statement from the institutions named, but officials did not issue an opinion. (Siglo)