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Jan 10, 2013

New Guatemalan Foreign Minister appointed

Fernando Carrera

While on the referendum, there are major changes in the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry to report tonight. Foreign Minister Harold Caballeros has stepped down and is being replaced by Fernando Carrera, the Minister of Economic Planning and Programming for the Presidency. Caballeros, according to reports from Guatemala, is on his final mission to Kuwait where Guatemala is opening a new Embassy. Carrera will head over to the Foreign Ministry on Monday to take charge of his new assignment. It is not known if the change will have any bearing on the October simultaneous referendum on whether the people of both Belize and Guatemala support going to the ICJ to settle the claim to Belizean territory. Caballeros was in Belize in February, 2012; at the time he made strong declarations agitating that compensation be paid to the family of Guatemalan national, Juan Choc Chub, who had been killed in the Chiquibul.  But more recently, in October last year, he met with the Foreign Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington in Guatemala along with the Group of Friends of Belize. It is said that he and Elrington enjoyed a good relationship. The change is part of a major shake-up in the Guatemalan government one year after it assumed office. At least four other ministers have been replaced and it is expected that others will follow.

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3 Responses for “New Guatemalan Foreign Minister appointed”

  1. Rod says:

    Elrington is sad sad representative for Belize he is not fit for his post along with 90 percent of all the people appointed by this useless incompetent pm , he is giving away our nation.

  2. roy al says:

    first noble gesture by the Guatemalan foreign minister to Belize…….


    Then the PM can host a luncheon for them at government house…. since he loves to meet with killers….. well at least these kaibils are professionals and dont kill innnocent children and law abiding citizens…. yet!!!!

  3. muffdvr says:

    well said “Roy al”. clean up all the gang bases in bze “zetas”…

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