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Nov 22, 2011

Jalacte Border closed over alleged incident

While one illegal logger is safely behind bars, there is another report of unease along the Belize/Guatemala border. Residents of southern Belize told News Five earlier today that the Jalacte border is closed. It is an area where cross border trading is brisk between Belizeans and Guatemalans.  The closure follows an incident that reportedly took place over the past weekend in the area of Santa Cruz, Petén. According to the sensational press reports, joint B.D.F. and police patrols destroyed corn fields and crops of beans belonging to Fernando Estrada and Ernesto Esquivel early on the morning of September nineteenth.  The reports in La Prensa Libre, buttressed with photos of villagers, say authorities of Santa Cruz are urging the residents not to allow the incident to go under the radar. The B.D.F. this afternoon confirmed a routine patrol in that area along the border, but recorded no incident or any incursion into the Guatemalan territory. From what we understand, neither has the Guatemalan government sounded any alarm over the alleged incursion in the Guatemalan press reports.

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5 Responses for “Jalacte Border closed over alleged incident”

  1. Benqueno says:

    What do you mean that the Guatemalan Government hasn’t sounded any alarm???? it has sounded an alarm on Telediario.com.gt (Canal 3) where a spokes person from the Guatemalan Presidency reported via the media channel of having received complaints of the constant BDF incursions into Guatemalan Territory in the southern region borderline of Belize this was broadcasted on 22.11.2011..and spokes persons mentioned that this report has been directed to be properly investigated by the OAS Office..by the Argentinian guy BENITEZ who is an anti Belizean..check it our CHANNEL 5 REPORTERS….

  2. O.Walk Observer says:

    Imagine, this is where government is planning to build a Highway to link it up to the Southern Highway. The guats can’t be trusted and they will always take the law on their own hands; they are used to living in violence. Government has taken too long to pay any attention whatsoever to this brewing problem and now it looks as if it is too late already. Get the troops out of the Barracks and send them to the border before our Belizeans get killed.

  3. Benqueno says:

    What do you mean that the Guatemalan Government hasn’t sounded any alarm on the incidences, a spokespersons from the Guatemalan Presidency was reported via Telediario.com.gt (canal 3) of the constant receipt of complaints by residents of Peten of BDF incursions into Guatemalan Territory. His Government has requested an investigation from the OAS Office in the incidences..CHANNEL 5 the matter was aired live via the said media channel on 22.11.2011 “DBF INCURSIONS INTO GUATEMALAN TERRITORY”

  4. JahKid says:

    Really tired of hearing similar problems along the border. I worked in that area for years and these people are agressive and arrogant. An incident happened near to that community several years ago when a complete family stood up to the BDF patrol for doing their jobs along the border. There was no other alternative but to open fire upon them or the soldier would have been killed by these simple people. Our soldiers along the border are tested to the point that if they were not trained to deal with hostile farmers I believe war would have already broke out or many BDF soldiers would have been dead. I lived it! Don’t worry of the sleepy head soldiers at Price Barracks who slept while the locks were cutted to steal the BDF weapons. There are soldiers working ardous to secure areas that are near their area of responsibility along the border. Brave men, trained men and husbands. Be nice to our soldiers!!!

  5. lidjahcure says:

    I am more than tired of having to listen to lies. I born in Jalacte, and I am still living in the area. All of you people just like to criticize and not get in our situation whereby we live. We here don’t have no problem with the villagers of Santa Cruz. The problem is created by politicians that argue for lands.. Each family here posses a piece of land and use it wisely for the maintanance of their family. A polotician that has been bringing problems or reporting lies to the press.. is Wil Mehia.. we are tired… you all have to understand we are humans especially the BDF soldiers…. for us here it is normal to cross the border and buy our groceries in th village of santa cruz. but now BDF’s are complicating our lifes… And for the person above who just mentioned that us people from those areas are simple. must first take a good look at himself… he should be ashamed of himelf… but hopefully we are looking forward for the completion of the panamerican highway.

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