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Apr 22, 2016

Opposition Leader Addresses Nation as Guatemala Increases Aggression

John Briceño

As the government of Guatemala becomes more aggressive, The People’s United Party has been swift in issuing a statement following an emergency executive meeting at Independence Hall.  P.U.P. Leader John Briceño addressed the nation on the crisis along our borders. He called the troop build-up an irresponsible threat to peace and demanded that the kaibiles be withdrawn.

 

John Briceño, P.U.P. Leader

“The decision by the President of Guatemala to amass troops on the longstanding and permanent border between our two countries is a brazen and irresponsible threat to peace. It is an unnecessary and irresponsible escalation of force. It is not responding to any threat by Belize to Guatemala.  It is unprovoked.  We demand that Guatemala takes immediate steps to discourage illegal activities and restore peace along the border.  Guatemalan troops must be withdrawn, and withdrawn now.”

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