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Dec 13, 2018

Chiquibul Protocol Long in the Making, But Finally Here

John Saldivar

The newly established guidelines, according to Minister John Saldivar, who holds the national security portfolio, sets out the means by which the respective agencies, including the Forestry Department, will conduct operations in the Chiquibul and Vaca forests.  Saldivar says that it is an initiative that the FCD has been clamoring for all along.


John Saldivar, Minister of National Security

“They’ve been working alongside each other conducting operations, but we’ve never really had a written protocol to describe how this operating together should take place.  What this protocol does now is describe all the lines of communications and who is in charge of what and clearly specifies so that these operations can really go on much more smoothly.  Once we have more efficient and effective patrolling and working in the area then we believe that will translate into more effective enforcement.”



“So this is the first protocol of its kind, how long did it take to actually formulate this protocol?”


John Saldivar

“Well as Mr. Manzanero would tell you, he has been asking for this for some time now, many, many years.  But we really got to working on it this year in earnest and so it took a few months to get it together.”



“So what will it look like on the ground, in terms of operation?”


John Saldivar

“Specific in there, it tells you about who is in charge of the patrols.  You know the B.D.F. is out there, FCD is out there, forestry is out there, police and so it describes how these operations are conducted, who is in charge of what.”

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1 Response for “Chiquibul Protocol Long in the Making, But Finally Here”

  1. Manuel Pinto says:

    Entre Belice y Guatemala no existen fronteras ni limites, lo único que existe únicamente en la parte occidental de Belice es una linea imaginaria de adyacencia que debe estar trazada del río Sarstoon al río Belice, pero como fue alterada por Belice para robar mas tierra a Guatemala ahora aparece del río Gracias a Dios al río Mopan, en perjuicio de la soberanía territorial de Guatemala. Si la linea de adyacencia es imaginaria no se mira y si no se mira no se sabe donde termina Guatemala y donde comienza Belice. se debe firmar un protocolo, pero para rectificar la linea imaginaria de adyacencia que ha sido altera por Belice para robar mas tierra a Guatemala y debe ser trazada como lo establecen los tratados de 1783, 1786 y 1859. Por eso es urgente la CIJ, resuelva la reclamación guatemalteca de soberanía sobre Belice. Para evitar que Belice siga expandiendo los limites que le fueron establecidos a Belice en los tratados de 1783, 1786 y 1859.

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