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Sep 27, 2016

Guatemala Lashes Out at Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington

As we reported on Monday, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington spoke at the United Nations lashing out at the incredulous statements made last week by the Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales. Soon after Elrington spoke, the UN Permanent Representative of Guatemala, Jorge Skinner Klee upped the ante when he exercised the right to reply to respond to Elrington.  Klee, a former Ambassador to Belize chastised Elrington saying he listened in disbelief to the statement. But Klee made further assertions. He told the UN that the minor, Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano was shot by an armed militia describing the incident as irrational conduct on Belize’s part. He said, “Today, we are seeing another kind of violence due to the conduct that contravenes the friendly links between nations, as prescribed by the first article of United Nations Convention.  In the last decade defenceless Guatemalan farmers have lost their lives. Their only mistake is that they find themselves in areas under Belizean administration but they do not threaten peace and security.” According to Klee, violent deaths have always gone unpunished. And in reference to the expert report for the O.A.S., he said that Guatemala did not reject the credentials of the experts but there are inconsistencies in the report.  Facts were not included and some have been deleted, he claims. He further asserted that to say that Guatemala forces accompanied citizens to illegally enter Belize is irresponsible.  This shows that Belize did not guard the crime scene and therefore compromised the investigation and results.  The fact that the minor was previously detained does not justify the use of force by the joint patrol of Belize.  He also stated that “Guatemala has been patient and conciliatory for more than one hundred and fifty years and had to put up with the delaying tactics and treachery of an imperialist power, and now have to deal with accusations of those who pretend to be victims when they are aggressors.”

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3 Responses for “Guatemala Lashes Out at Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington”

  1. Manuel Pinto says:

    La verdad la conoce Belice y Guatemala, Según los informes medico forenses el menor murió por heridas que le fueron provocadas por proyectiles de armas de fuego de alto poder. los investigadores independiente contradicen los informes medico forenses porque supuestamente ellos determinaron que las heridas mortales por la espalda que sufrió el niño, fueron de proyectiles calibre .22 de un rifle accionado por el Ex militar el paramilitar Benjamín Cal y el ex militar y paramilitar Derry Alden Harris, con una escopeta calibre 12, quienes actuaron bajo las ordenes del teniente Erwin Rodríguez, comandante de la patrulla militar y paramilitar de Belice, responsable de dar muerte al niño guatemalteco. Estos incidentes están sucediendo porque Belice alteró la linea de adyacencia que divide a Belice y Guatemala, linea de adyacencia que fue alterada por Belice, como fue alterada esta trazada de los Raudales de Gracias a Dios al Río Mopan en Melchor de Mencos, pero la verdadera linea de adyacencia esta trazada de los Raudales de Gracias a Dios a los Raudales de Garbutt en Río Belice, como lo establece el tratado de 1859. A consecuencia de que Belice alteró la linea de adyacencia están sucediendo estos incidentes violentos, en el lugar donde Belice altero la linea de adyacencia en territorio de Guatemala, pero la OEA, como esta parcializada a favor de Belice toma como punto de referencia la linea que fue alterada por Belice que esta trazada de los Raudales de Gracias a Dios al Río Mopan en Melchor de Mencos, en perjuicio de la soberanía territorial de Guatemala y no toma como punto de referencia para determinar el lugar del crimen la verdadera linea de adycencia que esta trazada de los Raudales de Gracias a Dios a los Raudales de Garbutt en Río Belice, por eso la patrulla militar y paramilitar de Belice, actúa con toral impunidad, con la complicidad de la OEA. que esta parcializada a favor de Belice.

  2. jake says:

    If the guats guarded the border instead of harassing the BDF THEY would not have their people being killed after shooting at the BDF or whom ever is on guard at the time.

  3. Marie says:

    Just go back to history of British logwood and the battle of St Georges which is still celebrated. Just like Russia and Crimea, the people don’t want to be under Guatemala rule and the dispute is old, it does not hold in a COURT OF LAW.

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