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Reassessing Belize’s Relations with Venezuela

Fuel from Venezuela, refined in Curacao, is Belize’s main source under the Petrocaribe program. But because of continued unrest in the South American state and ongoing issues related to world [...]

O.A.S. Report in Hands of Belize Police; Will It Be Publicly Released?

Last August, an independent investigative report commissioned by the Organization of American States cleared members of the Belize Defence Force who were part of a patrol in the Cebada area [...]

Mexico Shuts Border Crossing at Subteniete Lopez, but Rest of Border is Open

The Governments of Mexico and Belize have mutually agreed to a temporary ban on vehicles and motorcycles crossing the old border bridge of Subteniente Lopez, restricting traffic to pedestrians only. [...]

Mexicans Trade Mission in Belize

Today, the Embassy of Mexico and the Mexican trade and investment agency, ProMexico, organized a Commercial Mission to Belize where seven companies from Cancun and Merida brought products and services [...]

1 Year Later, Did Sarstoon Clash Produce Results?

The Government, a year ago this week, passed legislation to stop Wil Maheia’s Belize Territorial Volunteers and others from peacefully traversing Belize’s southern boundary, the Sarstoon River. Later the B.D.F., [...]

Guatemalan Congress rejects expanding map to include Belize

Weeks ago, we reported that a leaked progress report by a consultant in Guatemala was pushing the idea to officially include Belize as part of Guatemala in that country’s map. [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister Amends Comments on “Squatters”

The latest pronouncement by Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington on the definition of Belize’s territory and borders is predictably causing uproar. A few weeks ago he surprised reporters during [...]

Why Joel Nagel Was Tossed Out of Austria by Government

Joel Nagel continues tonight as Ambassador of Belize to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and the International Atomic Energy Agency.  The U.S. attorney was accredited to Austria and several [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister Shrugs Off Action as “Arrogance”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs contended that business continues as usual for Nagel, and he has already brought results, including a closer relationship with the I.A.E.A., who has sent teams [...]

Public Education Campaign Ramps Up; Guatemala Steps Back

Guatemala and the resolution of the unfounded claim to Belizean territory, as well as ascendant issues, have been at the top of the agenda of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. [...]

Guatemala Seeking to Formally Annex Sarstoon?

Is the Guatemalan Government stepping up its aggressive campaign against Belize, even before a referendum to take the unfounded territorial claim to the I.C.J. is held? Reports surfaced today that [...]

What Did Ambassador Joel Nagel Do in Austria?

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington, confirmed last Thursday at the House debate that the Ambassador of Belize to Austria, Joel Nagel, was told to leave his post by [...]

Said Musa Raises Reported Dismissal of European Ambassador

Fort George Area Rep and Former Prime Minister, Said Musa, is always a must listen to during the debating of the budget and on Thursday during his presentation, he didn’t [...]

Belize, Guatemala break deadlock with recent meeting

There was a meeting earlier this week between Belize and Guatemala’s Foreign Ministers. The last time they met was in June 2016 at the O.A.S. Headquarters in Washington when tensions [...]

Still no Guat ambassador in Belize; Guats break bank for referendum

Speaking on the occasion of the visit of the Secretary General of the O.A.S., Elrington told the media that contrary to information widely reported in the media in early March, [...]

Work on Sarstoon Protocol drags; no confrontation at border

The June 2016 meeting in Washington discussed the heavy presence of the Guatemalan Military in the Sarstoon. At the time Guatemala committed to the Sarstoon Protocol to ease tensions since [...]

O.A.S.’ Almagro commits to settling Guat claim ‘by law’

Now to the visit of Secretary General Luis Almagro. Prior to his arrival in Belize, Ambassador Almagro was in neighboring Guatemala where he also met with high-level government officials in [...]

Almagro tours Guatemala border communities

As we’ve mentioned, Almagro arrived to Belize from Guatemala. While there, he was accompanied by Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales to several communities, including Monte Los Olivos and Las Flores.  [...]

Belize’s borders are not recognized, warns Sedi

The purpose of the visit of the Secretary General of the O.A.S. was to push for an early referendum and to take the claim for resolution at the International Court [...]

Opposition also meets with OAS Sec-Gen, who calls for re-registration

The O.A.S. Secretary General, while in Belize City this morning, also made a brief visit to Independence Hall where he called on Leader of the Opposition John Briceño. Briceño we [...]

P.U.P. lends support to O.A.S.’ role in mediating dispute

The O.A.S. Secretary General, while in Belize City this morning, made a brief visit to Independence Hall where he called on Leader of the Opposition John Briceño.  The discussion was [...]

O.A.S. Secretary General Visits Guatemala on Way to Belize

We reported on Tuesday night, that the O.A.S. Secretary General Luis Miguel Almagro arrives in Belize on Thursday though the nature of his visit has not been confirmed.  A number [...]

O.A.S.’ Almagro Comes to Belize

It has not been officially announced, but the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro arrives in Belize this Thursday. This is Almagro’s second visit to Belize, [...]

Guatemalan Ambassador to Belize Returns

Manuel Estuardo Roldan Barillas, Guatemala’s ambassador to Belize, has quietly returned to the country, eleven months after he was recalled for “consultations” with his bosses.  It is not clear under [...]

Mexico Marks Anniversary of Formation of Army, Air Force

Mexico is marking three important anniversaries in this month of February. On the fifth, it was one hundred years since the publication of the Constitution of 1917 during the Mexican [...]