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Mar 4, 2016

Illegal Guatemalan Settlements Popping Up in Belize

Wil Maheia

There are reports of new Guatemalan settlements popping up in areas of southern Belize. Those are in addition to others in the Chiquibul where xateros and gold-panners operate within the reserve. On Saturday, at the start of the BTV expedition, activist and B.P.P. Vice President, Wil Maheia pointed to some new settlements where Guatemalans were carrying out illegal fishing.

 

Wil Maheia, Head, Belize Territorial Volunteers [File: February 29th, 2016]

“The main purpose is to remember that Guatemalans came into Belizean territory and detained Belizeans and held them hostage.  We also wanted to make this trip to continue to highlight the illegal fishing that takes place in this area.”

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