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Aug 29, 2016

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Blasts Barrow and Talamas – Belizeans “Shameless”

Carlos Raul Morales

The report of the independent investigation has incensed Guatemala. As soon as it was released, the Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales made comments to Emisoras Unidas, a news outlet across the border.  His ire was directed at both the O.A.S. Representative and Prime Minister Barrow. Minister Morales thinks that the O.A.S.’ Magdalena Talamas is dead wrong in her statements and that Belizeans are shameless. He claims that the statement by the PM serves only to further erode relations with Belize:

 

Carlos Raul Morales, Foreign Minister, Guatemala [Translated]

“At this moment, we are sending a letter – a strongly worded letter – to Secretary General Almagro concerning what Miss Talamas said. And with regards to what Prime Minister Barrow said – that’s the way Belizeans are. It’s sad. They are shameless.  The truth is that the words of the Prime Minister are irresponsible. And I will tell you why they are irresponsible. He knows well that, according to the report, the bullets that killed the boy were not from the Belize Defence Force, he forgets that the bullets that killed him came from the Friends for Conservation and Development organization. That is an organization that aims at protecting the environment while patrolling with the Belize Defence Force along protected areas. In any case, he forgets that they also form part of the military patrol. I don’t know why he celebrated the fact that the bullets were not from the B.D.F., when in fact they came from this organization. Historically, Guatemala has been at a disadvantage because Belize is a small country that does things then complains. This has always been the case. It’s a constant that we experience with them during our negotiations. The truth is that the words of the Prime Minister go contrary to the confidence building measures. They deteriorate the relationship between the two countries once again. That’s the reality. I don’t know what he aspires to, but honestly, he is just causing damage. This, in addition to what the representative of the O.A.S. General Secretary has said, is causing damage of course. Our people are upset by them saying that others things are more important than the death of the boy.”

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6 Responses for “Guatemalan Foreign Minister Blasts Barrow and Talamas – Belizeans “Shameless””

  1. Rod says:

    I say mine the whole border with Guatemala mine it good.4

  2. MNHG says:

    CARLOS RAUL MORALES , close your borders please, PLEASE CLOSE YOUR BORDERS COMPLETELY SO YOUR KIDS , YOUR CHILDS WILL NOT CROSS INTO BELIZEAN TERITORRY TO GET KILLED. YOUR KIDS ARE INNOCENT AND HARMLESS, CLOSE YOUR BORDERS AND KEEP THEM WITH YOU, SO THEY ARE SAFE WITH YOU INSIDE GUATEMALA.

  3. wil says:

    It’s true that the PM is acting irresponsibly, has forgotten the 2004 promises, has lost the honesty that
    he so proclaimed but, Belizeans have been killed accros the melchor border and we don’t hear from
    Carlos Moralez or the president of Guatemala.

  4. Steve says:

    There goes this a*s*ole again with his nonsense. These guatemalan officials have no shame, indeed. Keep your peasants and yourself, Carlos Raul Morales, out of Belize. We don’t need you. We are increasing our trade with Mexico; they are our brothers and friends. In fact, it’s a pity you have a Belizean wife, she deserves better. Not someone who fabricates lies and instigates conflict to earn a living. Shame on you, personally.

  5. lman says:

    when you have a problem you deal with the root. If you have a weed and you dont root it out it will always be a problem. A president should know something as basic as this.

  6. Jason says:

    AAAAAHHHH shaddup moron. Your wife is the biggest shameless Belizean for marrying you and your kids if you fathered any are now Belizeans too idiota

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