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Oct 5, 2012

B.D.F. soldier shoots and kills Guatemalan in Ceibo Chico

There has been a shooting incident involving the security forces. A Guatemalan national was shot and killed by a Belize Defense Force Soldier seven miles east of the Belize/Guatemala border. According to a brief notice issued late this evening by the Ministry of National Security, the incident occurred at twelve-forty-one this afternoon in the Ceibo Chico area of the Cayo District. Members of the Police Crimes Investigation Branch have been deployed to the scene. The Ministry of National Security expressed regret in its press release regarding the death. No details have been given about the exact location of the incident and whether or not there was an exchange of fire, or how many people were involved. News Five called both the office of General Dario Tapia, Commander of the B.D.F. and C.E.O. of the Foreign Affairs Ministry Alexis Rosado, but messages have been unanswered. This is the third Guatemalan national to be killed by Belize security forces this year. In July a logger, Luis Alberto Martinez Alonzo, was shot and killed in Belizean territory. That incident sparked a protest in front of the OAS office in Belize City erroneous information made by the OAS. Earlier this year, Juan Choc Chub was killed.

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15 Responses for “B.D.F. soldier shoots and kills Guatemalan in Ceibo Chico”

  1. Storm says:

    Another life lost because GOB has lost control of our national borders. That has resulted in an INVASION of our frontier areas by hundreds, maybe thousands of Guat gold-miners, loggers, xateros, and more — not to mention the pistoleros who work for the cartels.

    How long must we wait for our Minister of National Security or Prime Minister to take the FIRST STEP to protect us from a silent but predatory invasion? A steady presence of BDF soldiers and guns in the area will eventually send the message that must be sent, before it is too late: Belize is a sovereign state, and people cannot freely ignore our border and laws.

    Please tell us where the line is where you will begin to protect our borders, Mr. Saldivar — is it Belmopan? Swing Bridge? St. George Cay? WHERE?

    I repeat my earlier suggestion, that BDF or a foreign military organize and train up local defense patrols in every border area village, equipped with defensive weapons and radios.

  2. The Truth says:

    Well done! High 5 soldier!

  3. BELIZEAN says:

    Kill them all! What are we waiting for? If our people did this in Guatemala it wouldnt even make the news!! THey would be slaughtered like pigs. Come on Belize, lets keep standing up for our country

  4. javier solis says:

    Storm above is the most fanatical blogger i have ever seen. The fool cannot have his cake and eat it. The life was lost by the very act of protecting our borders you bubu!! Stop write non-sense.

  5. Rod says:

    This best solution and most affordable one is to mine the whole border 5miles in. And put signs the whole length that way if they get blown up their is no guessing since they will be 5 miles inside our border.

  6. LAlizean says:

    Why give up 5 miles?Whats ours is ours !!Point blank.Since we have been accomodating the strongest nation in their fight against their narcotic problem,maybe and just maybe we might be worth some help in securing our borders……

  7. PG bwai says:

    Good Job BDF! keep defending our borders

  8. Bear says:

    @javier solis, I think Storm’s point is that the border isn’t secure, because there is not adequate and constant patrols. One patrol, one incident, doesn’t make for a secure border. Generally Guats can come in whenever and wherever they please, go where they want, and do what they want WITHOUT ENCOUNTERING any sort of Belizean government presence. I am concerned about that, too. If the border were SECURE, there would not be illegal gold mining COMMUNITIES of Guats living miles inside the Jewel!

    As of yet there aren’t really enough facts to know the how and why of this incident.

    I agree that @Storm seems to be a pretty hard-core Belizean patriot, but I think he makes a lot of sense most of the time.

    I want a lot more border security, too. I would like to have a pilot project to train and arm patrols from some village in the border area.

  9. sparky says:

    this should happen on a monthly basis. MAYBE the robbing of our natural resources would slow down then!

  10. Demarko williams says:

    We should kill them all like pests in our lovely resources . Its just another thing the government of Belize should do, chase them out. we must protect what is ours BELIZE our territory. some people no get the message trough words so might as show them through actions..

  11. Observer says:

    What wil SEDI say this time? I can’t imagine , he might turn the BDF over t o the guates.

  12. youth boy says:

    well done there soldier, that’s the only way Guatemalans will try stop invade Belize, give them the message that you are trained to protect our country. Guatemalans are stuborn worst than a mule. them just cant get it right and they wont stop coming in Belize Territory, if we Belizeans enter Guatemala territory illegally or try invade their resources, when you get caught you would just disappear just like that and no one will ever know what is been done to you. keep up the hard work there at the border. The Prime minister should atleast look after the BDF by giving incentive, raise of pay in order to encourage the soldiers to keep up the good work..

  13. Gio says:

    well done BDF!! in d 1st place who sends the guats to steal Belize’s resources??? No1 right, well we must protect what is ours and the BDFs are doing their job. i.e. PROTECT BELIZE. But GOB should infact reinforce the security at the borders so that they try to minimise this type of incidents.. Stay strong BELIZE..

  14. Gio says:

    Also more BDF patrols would be an aset to keep the borders secured with patrols and so this problem could infact minimize..

  15. antonio says:

    its a person who die, what will happen if the guatemalan kaibiles attack our bdfs our bdfs wont have a chance to respond to elite soldiers world wine best trained for war, its time to think out of the boxe and fix this problem as a humans, before a blody war, that we are a belizeans are not ready. and dont bring the british cus they cant do nothig for our country.

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