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Apr 2, 2013

Offensive map to be used on new Guatemalan passports

The Government of Guatemala is including Belize as part of its territory in maps appearing in primary school text books. That decision was taken at the behest of the Ministry of Education but even prior to that the offensive map was protested at the Organization of American States when it was used to illustrate the marvels of Antigua, where the OAS will be meeting in General Assembly later this year. While it was reported that there was an apology, Guatemala has in fact stepped up its campaign to place Belize well within its territory in official publications. The only separation is a dotted line with the wording, “territory under dispute.” Over the weekend, it was reported in the press that the Guatemala government has issued tenders for the printing of new passports. A look at the map to be used on the official document also includes Belize as part of the state of Guatemala.  With any hope now dashed aside for the convening of a simultaneous referendum on October sixth, Guatemala’s strategy is seemingly to consolidate the inclusion of the jewel as part of its territory in its official publications.

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13 Responses for “Offensive map to be used on new Guatemalan passports”

  1. O.Walk Observer says:

    Apparently Guatemala has never been serious about settling their unfounded claim; what our government should do is to start a nationalistic campaign thoughout Belize, starting with our schools at all levels. We should never ever just accept anything and everything that they throw at us. The Guats were hypocrytes from the beginning and once they saw an opportunity to bailout from the negociations, they did.
    COLA, BTIA and other such groups should start the campaign or lead the charge to educate all Belizeans and visitors also. We cannot stay with our hands crossed and just let Guatemala outsmart us.

  2. Brother John says:

    Why worry about Guatemala. Belize da fi we and no matter what the guats try and do as long as they say on there side of the boader there will be no problem.

  3. not again says:

    The Belize inmigration should NOT allowed any of this passports come into the country. That is a very big insult. What else can you expect from trouble makers guats? Viva Belice!!! Together we stand

  4. De Requena says:

    This is exactly why you don’t negotiate with terrorists. Now they are getting very facey. This should be seen as a declaration of WAR on Belize, and if they go ahead with this, we should cease all communication and collaboration of all kind with them; close our borders to them and expell their embassy from our soil.

  5. heaven says:

    simple just dont stamp in any passport of guatemala that has that new map

  6. sons of belize says:

    We the people of Africa slave the owner of this Eden must stop look around and see there is no one but us to hold this land from the enemy of our mother and father. We must stop killing our brother and hurtin our sister we must learn to fight for our land. We see the enemy of our people north, south ,west. But we sit by let them say and do as they feel. We must start by kicking them out help our youth and leave the way of devil doing. Inshaallah it will be done. Belize nice,Belize is paradise. Wake up Belize the dogs are at the gate.

  7. sons of belize says:

    We the people of Africa slave the owner of this Eden must stop look around and see there is no one but us to hold this land from the enemy of our mother and father. We must stop killing our brother and hurtin our sister we must learn to fight for our land. We see the enemy of our people north, south and west. But we sit by let them say and do as they feel. We must start by kicking them out help our youth and leave the way of devil doing. Inshaallah it will be done. Belize nice,Belize is paradise. Wake up Belize the dogs are at the gate.

  8. ceo says:

    Mr. Foreign Minister here is a case you need to speak out against with vehemence. Or maybe you will be afraid to upset Guatemala again?

    As the international community to not accept this passport anywhere in the world, and sure as heck we should not stamp them to allow entry into Belize!

  9. nationview says:

    The solotion is Simple, don’t stamp any passport with this insulting image.

  10. TANYA says:

    WE NEED TO BE REALISTIC AND SMARTER.. SOUNDING THE DRUMS OF RANTS AND CAMPAIGNS FROM COLA AND OTHERS WILL MAKE MATTERS WORST. THEY WERE WILLING TO NEGOTIATE AND WE PISSED THEM OFF BY NOT BEING SINCERE IN THE REFERENDUM AND OUR LAWS. THIS NEEDS TO BE DIPLOMATIC AND NEGOTIATED AND HAS TO GO TO THE ICJ. WE CAN HOLLER ANDD CRY AND AT THE END OF THE DAY THEY ARE BIGGER AND THEY DONT BOTHER ABOUT OUR LITTLE BARK AND THAT IS OUR REALITY EVEN IF WE WANT TO THINK OTHERWISE. THERI 45,000 ARMY COMPARED TO OUR 900 ARMY NOT TO MENTION AMUNITIONS… DIPLOMACY, DIPLOMACY OR WE WILL PISS THEM OFF MORE… THIS IS OUR REALITY

  11. Tashybze says:

    Yes don’t stamp any of those passport. In fact don’t stamp any passport that come from them. Keep them out of Belize. Why the heck this is still going on. In the USA I met some of them and the first thing they say is Belize belongs to them. I answer with well go to Belize with out your passport and other papers needed and we will see. My gosh its time for this to be over with.

  12. Alexjr says:

    Mr. Foriegn Minister, does dat sound artificial to u now? Do something abt dat insulting image immediately. and yes immigration people, PLEASE DO NOT STAMP ANY OF THOSE PASSPORTS or else u r adding victory for guatemala already.
    WAKE UP ELRINGTON AND BARROW

  13. Belizean says:

    bail them out of Belize nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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