Immigration


OAS to Host Forum on Migration and Development in the Americas

May 5, 2016 The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold this Friday, May 6 the Forum “Migration and Development in the Americas: towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda” with the participation of foreign ministers, experts and senior officials working on the issue in the hemisphere. The inaugural session will feature the participation of the Vice President and Foreign Minister of Panama, Isabel De Saint Malo de Alvarado; the OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro; the Executive Director of the Young American Business Trust (YABT), Valerie Lorena and the President of the Committee on Migration Issues (CAM), Daniel Cámara. WHAT: […]

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The Caribbean is America’s Balkans for Jihadist Migrant Flow

by Wayne MADSEN | 25.11.2015 | 00:00 Just as the Balkans have served as Europe’s «soft underbelly» for the largest mass migration of refugees since World War II, the Caribbean, coupled with Central America, is proving to be America’s own «Balkans» when it comes to Syrian and other migrants flowing into the United States. In the cases of both Europe and America, the flows of migrants, including non-vetted military draft-age men from Syria, Iraq, and other Muslim countries, is being facilitated by the huge network of non-governmental and quasi-governmental organizations influenced by and linked to the international hedge fund tycoon […]


UnHappy Birthday Belize

I wanted to wait for the festivities to simmer down before I put my thoughts out to my fellow Belizeans. I do not know how you will receive my speech or how it will be scrutinized, but these are my heartfelt convictions. I heard some of the speeches and for the most part heard a lot of pretty flowers, shiny gems and smelt nice perfume that all masked the reality that our nation faces today, 33 years and a couple days old. I won’t go into the pretties too much, you know that is not me. My idea is to […]


Possible Terrorist ties in Belize

(C) ZUBAIR KHAN — RSO SOURCE ALLEGES PAKISTANI-BELIZEAN DRUG TRAFFICKING, MONEY LAUNDERING, POSSIBLE TERRORIST TIES Date: 2008 April 4, 21:28 (Friday) Canonical ID: 08BELMOPAN192_a Original Classification: CONFIDENTIAL Current Classification: CONFIDENTIAL Handling Restrictions: – Not Assigned – Character Count: 3548 Executive Order: – Not Assigned – Locator: TEXT ONLINE TAGS ASEC – Administration–Security | BH- Belize | CVIS – Consular Affairs–Visas | KCRM – Criminal Activity |PTER – Political Affairs– Terrorists and Terrorism Concepts: – Not Assigned – Enclosure: – Not Assigned – Type: TE Office Origin: – N/A or Blank – Archive Status: – Not Assigned – Office Action: – […]


Immigration Director fired for being honest 1

A Wikileaks cable shows that political pressure to allow Chinese Immigrants travel to Belize via Cuba was known and had been brought to light by Gareth Murillo, Director of Immigration. Murillo made contacts with the US State Department regarding corruption in the Immigration Department. VZCZCXYZ0024 RR RUEHWEB DE RUEHBE #0435 1791746 ZNY CCCCC ZZH R 281746Z JUN 07 FM AMEMBASSY BELMOPAN TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0657 INFO RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 0003 RUEHGT/AMEMBASSY GUATEMALA 0056 RUEHUB/USINT HAVANA 0002 C O N F I D E N T I A L BELMOPAN 000435 SIPDIS SIPDIS DEPT FOR DS/CR, DS/CR/CIL, DS/IP/WHA, WHA/CEN, CA/VO, DS/FLD/MFO, GUATEMALA […]


Hezbollah in Belize for years 3

A Wikileaks cable dated April 4, 2008, purportedly from the U.S. Embassy in Belize, about terrorism suspects in Belize was released one year ago, on September 11, 2011. The cable suggested that a Pakistani-Belizean national was involved with drug trafficking, money laundering, and had possible ties to the dangerous Hezbollah and al-Qaeda terrorist networks. Reference ID Created Classification Origin 08BELMOPAN192 2008-04-04 21:28 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Belmopan VZCZCXYZ0013 RR RUEHWEBDE RUEHBE #0192 0952128 ZNY CCCCC ZZH R 042128Z APR 08 FM AMEMBASSY BELMOPAN TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1227 INFO RUEHME/AMEMBASSY MEXICO CITY 0172 C O N F I D E N T I […]


Hezbollah caught in Vehicle with Belize Plates

By Jose A. Sanchez On Thursday August 28th, Police in Cancun, Mexico searched a Mercedez Benz with Belize license plates BCC-4400. It was being driven by Hacsam Elsayetd and in the vehicle were three other passengers, including two females. It is believed they went into Mexico legally at the checkpoint at Subtiniente Lopez. These terrorists belong to the group “Hezbollah” themselves who live in Belize according to data released necessarily had to enter the checkpoint Lieutenant Lopez. It is not yet known if the suspects carried Belizean passports. Mexican authorities are aware that Belize is being used as a base […]


Mike Vestal – Child Predator in Belize

Child Predator Each year, countless children around the world fall prey to sexual predators. These young victims are left with permanent psychological, physical, and emotional scars. When a recording of that sexual abuse is made or released onto the Internet, it lives on forever. It haunts the children depicted in it, who live daily with the knowledge that countless strangers use an image of their worst experiences for their own gratification. I do not comprehend the fact that anyone can come to Belize and just do as they please. In these crazy times where children are being hunted, we cannot […]


Examining the Terrorist Threat from America's Southern Border

On July 21, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he was deploying 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to the Mexican border to help strengthen border security. The move is the latest in a chain of events involving the emigration of Central Americans that has become heavily publicized — and politicized. Clearly, illegal immigration flows are shifting from Arizona and California to Texas. In fiscal year 2013 (all Border Patrol data is recorded by fiscal year), the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol sector surpassed Tucson as the leading sector for the number of apprehensions (154,453 in Rio Grande Valley versus […]


Belize and the Immigration Hustle

By Jerome Straughan In either late 2007 or early, just before the election, I wrote an article for the Amandala titled: “What Kind of State”. The article explored what kind of country Belize had become and addressed issues such as corruption and immigration. This is a section of the article that dealt with immigration, and I am now wondering how much things have changed since then. Feel free to comment on what I wrote. Immigration We must look at the role of migration in helping to shape the kind of state Belize has become. This is in consideration of the […]