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Belize: FBI believes more than one person involved in murder of U.S. tourist year ago

BELMOPAN, Belize — By Barb Markoff and Chuck Goudie/http://abc7.com
More than one person may be involved in the murder of Anne Swaney, executive producer of digital operations at our sister station, ABC7 Chicago, an FBI official said.

“We believe that people, the public in Belize, may have information about the suspect or suspects that committed this crime,” FBI Special Agent Paul Clark told ABC7 Chicago’s investigative team on Wednesday.

Swaney was killed a year ago while vacationing in Belize. At the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, the capital of Belize, there is optimism that Swaney’s murder can be solved even after a year. Read Article

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Belize: Six French citizens in tour van accident, injuries

guardian.bz reported It happened on Monday, February 1, sometime after 3 p.m. Ferguson was driving a grey 2-door Ford F-150 pick with extended cab. He was traveling with 44-year-old Daisy Olivera of Belize City and two minors as his passengers. They were heading from the direction of Belmopan to Hattieville, and for some still unknown […]

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Tourist from U.S. Strangled, Murdered in Belize

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chuck Goudie and others reported: One of our ABC7 Chicago colleagues was found murdered Friday while traveling in Belize, according to police in the Central American nation and the U.S. State Department. Anne Swaney was executive producer of online operations at abc7chicago.com. She was 39. Autopsy results determined that she was strangled. […]

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Expat’s Audacious Move to Belize

qz.com reported…. Belize sat as a tiny nation of 350,000 people—roughly the population of Tampa, Florida—nestled on the Yucatán peninsula. “A thumb,” Christine said, laughing, “sticking it to the butt of the world.” As a former British colony, Belize was the only English-speaking nation in Latin America. It became sovereign in 1981, though it still […]

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Bank of America suspending international wire transfers to and from banks in Belize

cuencahighlife.com reported Bank of America announced on July 28 that it was suspending international wire transfers to and from banks in Belize. Bank of America said it is exploring other options for transferring funds to Belize but didn’t provide details. The reasons for the suspension of service, the bank said, was to comply with the […]

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Drug Trafficking in Belize, pernicious problem

By Erica Illingworth Currently, Belize is struggling with an onslaught of drug trafficking, a common theme experienced by many Latin American countries, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. You can now add Belize to the list that is now caught up in the “War on Drugs.” Geographically, Belize shares a northern border with […]

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U.S. Expat Speaks out on murder of his partner in Belize (Video)

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Belize: Suspect detained may be Ecuadorian wanted for murder in Ecuador

Officers of the Gang Suppression Unit have detained an Ecuadorian man believed to be a fugitive in that country. They report that they conducted a search at a house on Teacher’s Street in Belize City where they found a man identifying himself as Christian Ebanks. After a search of Ebanks home, police also recovered an […]

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U.S. expat found murdered in Belize

7newsbelize.com reported that police in Corozal continue to investigate the murder of American Retiree 77 year-old Dennis Frank Waltz, who was found dead inside his warehouse in Sarteneja Village. At around 5 p.m. on last week Friday, his body was discovered by residents, who realized that he was missing for at least a day and […]

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Canadian expat in Belize found dead in Guatemala

theglobeandmail.com reported that on Dec. 27, a body with no identification was found in Guatemala, about 15 minutes from the border. Dinsdale Thompson, superintendent of police in Benque Viejo, a town on the border with Guatemala, says investigators took photos of the body before it was buried in Santa Helena. “We contacted our Guatemalan counterparts, […]

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Belize Defense Force to receive salary adjustments in 2014

While the police was spreading cheer today, the year 2013 is ending with a bang for the Belize Defense Force. According to the C.E.O. of National Security, there will be many changes and upgrades in 2014 for the force. One in particular was good news for the soldiers. Retired Colonel George Lovell used the event […]

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Belize: 13.42 Percent of Population living with diabetes

sanpedrosun.com reported, according to Belizean statistics, more people die from diabetes than from violence in the entire country annually. In fact there were 275 diabetes related deaths cases last year compared to 145 violence-related deaths in 2012. In addition, there are more people living with diabetes than with HIV and AIDS in Belize. The recent […]

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Panama, Belize, Nicaragua competing for North American Retirees

100 Points to Consider Before Moving or Retiring in Ecuador WSJ.COM reperted that the Central American nations of Panama, Belize and Nicaragua are increasingly competing with Costa Rica and Mexico for North American retirees and second-home buyers. New luxury developments, outfitted with spas, restaurants, marinas and golf courses, are on the rise. Builders say they […]

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Referendum suspended by Guatemala in territorial dispute with Belize

Guatemala has officially suspended the simultaneous Oct. 6 referendum scheduled with Belize on taking their long-running territorial dispute to the International Court of Justice, or ICJ, Foreign Minister Fernando Carrera said. Read Article

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Belize: three detained smuggling Monster and Red Bull energy drinks

Customs confirms that it received intelligence yesterday and followed the vehicles from Orange Walk to San Antonio Village, Corozal where they searched them. They found both loaded with local sugar, but stuffed behind the sugar, they found 15 cases of Monster energy drink, 23 cases of Red Bull Energy Drink and 13 cases of assorted […]

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Belize: Man buried in wrong grave exhumed

Lord Ridge is the oldest and biggest cemetery in the country – and, tonight, the city council is in the middle of another ugly controversy over it. This time it’s about burying someone in the wrong grave, and then having to exhume them in a late night operation. That happened last night at 11:00 and […]

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Possible social unrest in Belize

Belizetimes.bz reported that a number of small but very significant issues popped up in the news over the past week. By all indications they may be the catalyst, or the spark, that could ignite a national uprising against a government that is failing to meet the needs and aspirations of the majority of Belizeans across […]

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Belize government approves price increase for gas, premium now $12.20 gallon

There is terrible news for commuters. With no warning or public announcement, the Government approved increases to the price of fuel at the pumps countrywide. The increases are significant. Premium gas went up by 27 cents to $12.20 per gallon. Regular gas went up by 33 cents to $11.80 and Diesel increased by a shocking […]

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Belize: Land corruption deals exposed

Belize City, March 13, 2013 A shocking revelation was exposed today at Dean Barrow’s press conference and it had nothing to do with the costly restructuring of the Superbond. As with all other acts of corruption and misfeasance under Barrow’s stewardship, the land grab turned get-rich quick program by Gapi Vega and his friends and […]

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Belize: highest rate of road deaths in Latin America, making effort to improve safety

The government of Belize today implements road safety project aimed at reducing the high death rate from traffic accidents recorded here, the minister of state, Santino Castillo . The authorities are alarmed because the country has the highest rate of road deaths in Latin America in recent years, which amounts to 21.6 per 100 000 […]

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Belize Rosewood Listed On CITES list of engangered woods

Hon. Lisell Alamilla – Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development “Yes, it includes the rosewood found in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico. It is something that is important for the region, because what has been happening in regards to rosewood is happening in Nicaragua. It’s happening in Mexico; Guatemala faced it a few years ago, […]

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Louis Farrakhan tours Belize

(FinalCall.com) – The nation of Belize embraced the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan during the trip, which included meetings with political and religious leaders, activists, students, youth, teachers and the general public during his successful visit. His final address was delivered March 8 at the Bird’s Isle in Belize City, where the Minister also shared words […]

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Possible Hezbollah business contacts in Merida, Mexico

laverdadyucatan.com reported……. While the brothers Chamas, Wt by Interpol as terrorists, Belize reach between 5 and 6 March, uncertainty about further scale in Merida has raised concerns in various fields, from politicians to the social within the business community with ancestry Syrian-Lebanese. The brothers Ahmad and Hasan Housein Housam Chamas, whose pictures were broadcast during […]

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Three Lebanese businessmen murdered in Belize since October 12′

Reporter.bz reported that Lebanese Belizean businessman, Majdi Agha, 50, was executed in front of his wife and young child, in front of their home in Buttonwood Bay around 8:50 a.m., on Tuesday. He and his family had just returned home, when a masked gunman ambushed him from inside his yard. Police found Agha’s lifeless body […]

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Belize: new rules for passports to be instigated beginning February 15, 2013

reporter.bz has reported that the Belizean public will learn the ins and outs of getting a new passport through an education campaign that the Department of Immigration and Nationality will be conducting throughout the country. This campaign will familiarize Belizeans with the changes in the new application form, and the ways in which the application […]

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Chetumal, Mexico: Two prominent businessmen from Belize in custody after large drug haul

channel5belize.com reported that two well-known Belizean businessmen from the north are in lockdown in Mexico City after what is considered the biggest drug raid in Chetumal on Thursday evening involving one of Mexico’s most notorious drug cartels. Both men were caught in an alleged drug transaction at the house of a reputed Mexican drug lord […]

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Belize: whistle blower makes allegations of corruption in Health Ministry involving distribution of pharmaceuticals

There are strong allegations coming from a songbird in the Ministry of Health, and independently backed-up by two members of the Belize Medical and Dental Association (BMDA), that some very senior officials in that Ministry are moonlighting in a drug racket, in which they are raking in thousands, if not millions of dollars. Our Ministry […]

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Canadian Tourist Found Dead in Belize Jail

police.gov.bz reported on Sunday, 27th January 2013 at approximately 6:30am, San Ignacio Police checked Cell No.3 where detained person – Jeffrey Donald FURGALA, 35 year old Canadian National, was seen in the cell lying face up and unresponsive. A physical check was made on him when Police noticed him to be apparently unconscious with blood […]

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Belize, according to report operating territory for Maras, Zetas

Belize, which borders Mexico and Guatemala, has become dominated territory Cartel and Los Zetas gangs, warns a report by Inter-American Dialogue in Washington. According to the policy analysis group and intelligence in the last 30 years has intensified the phenomenon of drug trafficking in the small Central American nation that has become important point for […]

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Mexico’s military assisting Belize in construction of roads in the customs zone

noticierostelevisa.esmas.com reported that for the first time, Mexico’s military engineering collaborated on a work within the territory of another country. It is building a road in the area of customs with Belize, whose authorities requested support from the Mexican government. The largest German Homes Estrada, military engineer of the Department of Defense, explained that this […]

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Belize: Organized Crime and Insecurity, Hezbollah links

thedialogue.org – Author, Julie Lopez In September 2012, Belize made international headlines, as it rarely does. The country’s name surfaced when Rafiq Mohammed Labboun Allaboun, allegedly a Lebanese terrorist associated with Hezbollah, was arrested in Mexico. He held a Belizean passport, driver’s license, and birth certificate in the name of a person who died in […]

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Belize: illegal rosewood shipment seized, possibly imported from Guatemala

Move over pseudoephedrine, rosewood is now the hottest commodity. There were three busts of rosewood made today which signals that its illegal exportation is a brazen, lucrative and well organized scheme. Late this evening, two containers stored at Belize Engineering Limited adjacent to the Customs Compound on Caesar Ridge Road were opened at the request […]

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Cartels begin to use Belize for new routes to smuggle drugs from South America

BEGINS TO OPERATE IN BELIZE Looking to find new routes to smuggle drugs from South America Mexico City, ports, airstrips mangroves and nestled in the jungle of Belize small, are becoming the main entrance doors of the Mexican drug cartels in an attempt to find new routes for drug trafficking from South America. With the […]

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Belize: John McAfee, spymaster

Arstechnica.com rep[orte the craziest story of this last week? It’s an easy call—John McAfee’s self-told tale of becoming a spymaster in Belize, passing out malware-laden laptops to officials and overseeing a ring of 29 “operatives” who distributed and monitored the computers. McAfee, a one-time American antivirus expert, left the US for Belize a few years […]

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Guatemala: McAfee Hospitalized after arrest, political asylum rejected

John McAfee, the fugitive software millionaire, was rushed to hospital in Guatemala last night after his request for political asylum in the country was rejected, his lawyer said. Mr McAfee, 67, who faces deportation to Belize for questioning over the death of his neighbor there, was brought out of an immigration service detention center on […]

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McAfee flees Belize, now in Guatemala

In a statement posted on its official blog , the creator of the McAfee antivirus program, John McAfee has announced that it has escaped from Belize to Guatemala where is safe and intends to seek support from the authorities. With this publication belies his supposed capture in Mexico. Belize police tried to question him about […]

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Belize: Police deny McAfee arrested

The pioneering software developer’s blog has been updated claiming ‘unconfirmed’ reports that he has been apprehended. John McAfee, 67, has been on the run since November 11th – when his American neighbour Gregory Faull was found dead….John McAfee has not been captured, despite a cryptic post on his own blog saying that he is in […]

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Belize: Alex Jones interview with John McAfee

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Belize: Drug seizure from case in 2010 involving aircraft reveals radar turned off, cops on trial

The trial involving several law enforcement officers accused in the largest drug seizure in recent history continued today before Justice Denis Hanomansingh in the Dangriga courts with arguments from the defense. Police officers Renel Grant, Lawrence Humes, Jacinto Roches, Mark Middleton and Customs boatman Harold Usher, as well as Victor Logan have been indicted for […]

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Louis Farrakhan to tour Belize and other countries in Caribbean

Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, has begun a tour of five countries within the Caribbean. The journey, which began last Wednesday in Grenada, will see the controversial religious and social leader visit Barbados, Dominica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Belize and the Bahamas, respectively. Read Article

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Belize: Guatemalan detained for smuggling Salvadorean into country

Forty-eight year-old Rolando Velasquez Darbon pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting when he appeared before Magistrate Adolph Lucas Jr. in court today. He was busted on Wednesday slipping a Salvadoran national into the country. Darbon, who is wanted by the United States Embassy for his involvement in an alleged human trafficking ring, Read Article

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Mexico: modernization of border with Belize will streamline trade

Deriving the Customs Modernization Plan 2007-2012, announced the construction of new facilities at the border crossing Lieutenant Lopez II “Chactemal”., In order to have more space for development and facilitation of foreign trade operations with Belize. According to Customs of Mexico, crossing now has two import modules, two more for export, three positions to review […]

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Mexico: 1.8 million illegal cigarettes seized in Quintana Roo, origin of shipment Belize free trade zone

According to aztecanoticias.com.mx, SAT (Mexican Tax Authority) seize 1.8 million illegal cigarettes Illegal merchandise was transported from Belize Customs detected Quintana Roo, said the Tax Administration Service. The Tax Administration Service (SAT) in Quintana Roo destroyed more than a million illegal cigarettes 800,000, from the free zone of Belize.In a statement, the agency reported that […]

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Youth Youth Sexual Risk, Implications for Public Health and Policy in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala

This research investigates the principal factors that influence youth sexuality, exploring the multi-faceted forces that shape young people’s sexual knowledge, attitudes, and practices. Seeking to shed light on the diverse social, cultural, and structural forces that contribute to youth sexual risk-taking, I conducted a quantitative study of 1686 high school students between the ages of […]

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Belize: John McAfee wanted for questioning in murder of his neighbor, starts blog

Belize: John McAfee starts blog documenting life on the run from Belize police Software engineer has been evading authorities in Belize who want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. http://www.whoismcafee.com/

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Belize – Deaths of U.S. Citizens 2011

DEATHS OF US CITIZENS BELIZE – 2011 FROM NON-NATURAL CAUSES 11-10-2011 Belmopan, Belize Homicide 10-27-2011 Belize City, Belize Drowning 09-13-2011 Dangriga, Belize Vehicle Accident – Auto 08-09-2011 Dangriga, Belize Vehicle Accident – Auto 04-28-2011 Punta Gorda Town, Belize Suicide 04-27-2011 San Pedro Town, Belize Suicide 03-05-2011 Belize City, Belize Vehicle Accident – Auto 03-05-2011 Belize […]

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Belize: New drugs routes by land and air; country on US “blacklist” for drug trafficking

After two recent plane crashes in the jungles Belize, one of which was found containing cocaine, it has become evident drug trafficking has become a problem for the country, La Prensa Grafica reports. For example, along the Northern Highway in the Orange Walk district, there is an airstrip built by the government in 1999, intended […]

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Belize free trade zone open door to smuggling

Customs of the Central American country confirmed many products enter illegally into Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Salvadoran police intelligence has identified blind spots in the country. At seven vans that were parked last Monday along the dusty road that surrounds the rear of the stores located in the Corozal Free Zone in Belize […]

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McAfee founder in hiding Belize after police raid

The founder of the computer anti-virus software company McAfee says he is being persecuted by police in his home in the Central American country of Belize. John McAfee said officers from the country’s Gang Suppression Unit raided his home late last month in what they called a search for illegal drugs and ammunition. McAfee claims […]

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Belize: Police officer accused of robbing resident in police station

A Belmopan resident has accused a special constable working out of the Queen Street Police Station of stealing money from him while he was waiting to catch the first bus out of town. Today, John Myvett, 37, a resident of Flamboyant Crescent in Ladyville, Belize District, was read charges of theft before Senior Magistrate Sharon […]

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Belize: Guatemalan arrested trying to recruit minor female into prostitution

53 year-old Jose Alfaro, a Guatemalan businessman of Ladyville, was arraigned for attempting to commit human trafficking when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith. It is alleged that sometime between February 22 and March 16 of this year, and on March 17, he tried to recruit a 16 year-old female minor to become […]

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Mexican Army strengthens border surveillance Belize

On March 19th Quintana Roo, Mexico armed forces reinforced the surveillance in the border with Belize to prevent criminal activity. Residents of the border have reported the presence of armed strangers in the area. The check points operate 24 hours a day using sophisticated monitor equipment. Read Article

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Mexico-Guatemala-Belize, the other forgotten border

In the Mexico and Guatemala border there are 123 uncontrolled border entries. These invisible locations have been used by narcotic traffickers who have installed money laundering and drug trafficking businesses. This southern border reports a monthly circulation of about 300 million dollars and a thousand kilos of cocaine. Read Aerticle

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Police economic crime investigators discover firm in Belize used by Spanish company to evade taxes

Economic Crime Group of the National Police have discovered another company based in Belize and allegedly used by the Nóos group, led by Inaki Urdangarin to withdraw funds from Spain and pay less tax in our country. The company would be part of the campus of alleged front companies provided by the attorney Salvador Trinxet, […]

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Weapons taken off the street of Belize City

The trove of deadly weapons includes a grenade – different from the British ones found before. It also includes twelve 40 millimeter rounds – which are almost as deadly as grenades. Indeed they are weapons of destruction made for war zones – but they were on the Belize city streets. We questioned CYDP’s Edward Broaster […]

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Mexican Drug Cartel Threat in Central America

Guatemalan President-elect Otto Perez Molina told Mexican newspaper El Universal on Nov. 9 that he plans to engage drug cartels in a “full frontal assault” when he takes office in 2012. The former general said he will use Guatemala’s elite military forces, known as Los Kaibiles, to take on the drug cartels in a strategy […]

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Central America, agricultural losses pose food security risk

The heavy rains this year have left Central America for a loss $ 172 million and more than 1.6 million people affected, putting in “grave risk” food security, said today the humanitarian organization Oxfam. The international NGO said in a statement that Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Honduras are the countries most affected. The […]

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Increased numbers of Belizeans crossing into Mexico

The migratory flow of Belize to Quintana Roo is increasing and will increase from 900 000 in 2010 to one million 300 thousand this year end, said Jorge Valencia Gomez, Consul of Belize in Chetumal.The Belizean said he was not given much importance to the incidents of insecurity that are recorded in Mexico, because tourists […]

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Mexico, Belize border complicated security problems

Ambassador in Mexico, Belize, Rosendo Antonio Urbina Baptist, acknowledged that crime and organized crime have largely overcome the security forces on the border commissioners of both countries, which has motivated crimes such as trafficking of people, drugs and weapons are kept. Read Article

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Belize, major drug traffic route

The sleepy port towns, mangrove swamps and jungle airstrips of poorly defended, tiny Belize are becoming prime gateways for drug trafficking as Mexico’s billionaire mafias carve out new smuggling routes through Central America.Using light aircraft and ultra-fast boats, traffickers are moving more and more South American cocaine through Belize into Mexico, U.S. narcotics agents and […]

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Belize, Mexico – former prime minister Belize says society must be involved in crime fight

Although a good relationship of cooperation between Mexico and Belize, requires the participation of society in general to combat organized crime and tackle, as the police forces alone can not solve the problem, we must support them, said former neighboring country’s prime minister, Said Musa. “Although only 30 years Belize will Independence and Mexico more […]

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Belize, wanted Florida man hangs himself

A man wanted out of Lee County for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his customers reportedly took his own life in Belize. And that could mean his victims will never see restitution. Read Article

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Belize, bus dispute

You may not have heard much about the bus dispute recently, but things aren’t going too smoothly in that arena. That’s because “D and E”, the bus line out of the west – which gave up some runs to the BBOC last week – is unhappy about having to make those concessions. All this week […]

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Mayan Route Travel Primer

Few regions on earth have a cultural richness to match the Maya World’s. In the lowlands of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and southern Mexico steamy rainforests, replete with wildlife, preserve thousands of soil-covered ruined cities built by an ancient Maya Empire that rose with the Romans and slowly declined in Europe’s Middle Ages. Read […]

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What do Honduras’ missing plane and highway drug plane have in common?

A report in the Honduran press says that the Crime Investigation Unit of Honduras is investigating the twin engine plane used in the biggest drug bust in Belize. Read Article

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México to invest $2 Billion to secure Belize and Guatemala borders

A state of emergency has been declared, travel advisories have been issued and regional beach volleyball championships have been postponed since the massacre in La Libertad, Petén over the weekend. We have been following the story because of the close proximity of Petén to western Belize and possible risks to locals travelling across the border […]

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Belize participates in global consultation on national AIDS responses

Belize is one of six countries participating in a global study of national AIDS responses, investigating the management and coordination of AIDS responses. The study focuses on the leadership and structures of coordination, inclusive and multi-sector responses, financing of AIDS response, and the participation of civil society organizations. Read Article

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Belize, Daylight Execution sends children dodging for cover

Dozens of school children of St. Martin De Porres Primary School had to scramble for cover just minutes after the end of their school day Monday afternoon when a lone gunman opened fire on three men standing at the corner of Vernon & Partridge Streets on Belize City’s south side. Read Article

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Some of the biggest holes in the world, found in Latin America

Planet Earth is beautiful and terrible with its natural and man-made objects. They are fascinating and scary at the same time. Some of these objects are holes in the ground, some man-made and others of natural origin. They all have one thing in common – nearly perfect circular shape and, therefore, are beautiful. However, the […]

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Belize Signs Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disablities

On May 9th, 2011 Belize became the 148th signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Belize joined the global commitment to further promote, protect and ensure the equal enjoyment of all human rights by one of the most vulnerable groups in our society – persons with disabilities. Read Article

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Belize, high school girl reportedly possessed after using a Ouija board at school

Amandala was unable to talk to Pallotti High School’s principal today to confirm a report that an exorcism had been conducted at the school on a student who had become “possessed” after she and her friends had played with an Ouija board. Read Article

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Belize, Tourist rescued after surviving night at sea

Eric Resse, who was out snorkeling with friends north of the island of Caye Caulker, was rescued from the sea after going missing on Saturday afternoon. Read Article

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Belize Coast Guard saves 8 from the sea: 3 missing

The Belize Coast Guard, in conjunction with a few other search organizations, is at press time tonight on a massive manhunt for three Cubans who went missing after their vessel, Helga, capsized just two miles east of Caye Caulker around 11:30 Saturday night, March 19. Read Article

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Belize, Jet skiing American airlifted to hospital

An American visitor, who went jet skiing with her husband and a group of friends had to be rescued out of the waters near Ambergris Caye. Police are collecting statements on what transpired out at sea. Read Article

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New $48 mil road to link Bze with Pan – American Highway!

The Government announced today that a contract valued at BZ$47,995,867.50, to be financed mostly with foreign debt, has been awarded to Cisco Construction for the upgrading of 23 miles of road in the Toledo District, from The Dump in Big Falls Village, located at Mile 14 on the Southern Highway, to the Belize-Guatemala border, less […]

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Belizean woman victim of human trafficking

A young Belizean woman who has only been identified to the international press as “Jamelia,” disappeared from Belize more than ten years ago. She has now resurfaced in the United States as a young woman of 23, and the shocking charge is that she had been sold into bondage to an American woman by one […]

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Guatemala warns Belize of drug war spillover

Belize’s Ambassador to Guatemala, H. E. Alfredo Martinez, told Amandala on Monday that there is already evidence that Guatemala’s narcotics problems are trickling to this side of the border. Martinez informed our newspaper that the Government of Guatemala is about to dispatch Special Forces soldiers to conduct regular foot patrols in the southern areas of […]

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Nurses in Belize to receive mental health training

The Belizean Public Health Ministry will train 170 nurses coming from rural zones of Belize, with the necessary techniques to diagnose and take care of patients with psychiatric problems in their respective communities. Claudina Cayetano, from the Belizean Public Health Ministry, said the course will be developed starting February 24, up to May 27 at […]

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Rare harpy eagles have been found in a remote area of Belize, a discovery that has elated researchers. Until now, the massive predatory birds were thought to be extinct in the region

Two adult harpies and one five-week old nestling were discovered in November, during patrols of the Bladen Nature Reserve in the Mayan Mountains of Belize, a rugged, isolated area where scientists have searched for signs of the bird since 2005, when an adult was first spotted. Read Article

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Lincoln laid plans to deport freed slaves to Belize and Guyana

Just after he issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Lincoln authorized plans to pursue a freedmen’s settlement in present-day Belize and another in Guyana, both colonial possessions of Great Britain at the time, said Phillip W. Magness, one of the researchers who uncovered the new documents. Read Article

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Cuban castaways released despite agreement

Seven Cuban castaways landed on Ambergris Caye, on Wednesday, December 29, and despite agreements between Belize and Cuba, the men were released. The Belize-Cuba agreement, which Belize had adhered to in past, says Belize should repatriate back to Cuba any Cuban national who arrives in our country illegally. But in this case of the stranded […]

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