Guatemalan soldiers monitor the adjacency zone 3


Shared by Amauri Marconi Leal

The Ministry of Defense “rethinks” of mobilizing army special forces in Petén – kaibiles-, specifically to areas close to the line of adjacency with Belize, after military bullet injured a Guatemalan, a fact which is attached to a long history of incidents in that area.

Guatemalan soldiers monitor the adjacency zone.
BY GEOVANNI CONTRERAS
The Minister of Defense, Ulises Anzueto, explained that the attack took place early just last week, in Río Blanco, “near of Tikalito”, of the Guatemalan side, flowers Chiquibul, Dolores, Petén.

“Unfortunately, a Guatemalan citizen who was in the adjacency zone had an incident with Belize Defense Forces, with a patrol, and we are a wounded Guatemalan who was on the Belizean side and evacuated to the hospital of the Cay”, said the official.

Anzueto explained that the device of special forces, before June 30, will be “returning” to the Brigade of Poptún, Petén, to help provide security in the sector.

FROZEN FUNDS

Funds to friendly countries gave to the Organization of American States (OAS) to fund an educational campaign in Guatemala and Belize – US$ 2.5 million, about – were frozen, following the decision of the two countries not to make this year the popular consultation to take the dispute to the International Court of Justice, told local media the Belizean Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington.

ABUSE

Almost each year occur incidents with Belizean forces.

18 July 2012, Belizean soldiers killed Guatemalan Luis Alberto Martínez.

On January 28, 2012, Juan Choc Chub died of a bullet, in the adjacency zone.

The PDH has constant abuse reports to Guatemalans.

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  • Paco Smith.

    Thanks for sharing this information bro Amauri Marconi Leal. This is proof positive of the quagmire in which our “so-called leaders” have placed us, by acknowledging the existence of this figment they refer to as an “adjacency zone”.

    Note that despite the fact that the injured Guatemalan was in Belizean territory, by virtue of the fact that we have allowed ourselves to be co-opted into this notion of an “adjacency zone” versus that which we truly have…our BORDER, it provides the Guatemalans with a more viable means through which to skew the reality on the ground.

    For them to say that the incident occurred in the so-called “adjacency zone” is exponentially more palatable for their unjust cause in the eyes of the international community, as opposed to announcing that the Guatemalan was on our side of the BORDER.

    Given that the OAS purports to have frozen the above-mentioned funds, it is a tell-tale sign that the grubby politicians on both sides of the BORDER shall inevitably reassert their efforts to bring the ill-conceived call for the referendum, back to the forefront. After all, we know that its not in their nature to allow “available funds” to be left, uncollected.

    Belizeans and true friends of Belize, please remember you are asked to support the Belize, Coalition for Justice (BCJ)’s call to BOYCOTT THE REFERENDUM, ONCE IT IS SCHEDULED FOR A DATE OTHER THAN 6TH OCTOBER 2013.

    Belize, Sovereign and Free – NO ICJ

  • Paco Smith.

    This is proof positive of the quagmire in which our “so-called leaders” have placed us, by acknowledging the existence of this figment they refer to as an “adjacency zone”.

    Note that despite the fact that the injured Guatemalan was in Belizean territory, by virtue of the fact that we have allowed ourselves to be co-opted into this notion of an “adjacency zone” versus that which we truly have…our BORDER, it provides the Guatemalans with a more viable means through which to skew the reality on the ground.

    For them to say that the incident occurred in the so-called “adjacency zone” is exponentially more palatable for their unjust cause in the eyes of the international community, as opposed to announcing that the Guatemalan was on our side of the BORDER.

    Bearing in mind Guatemala’s notorious human rights record, coupled with the fact that their current president, Otto Perez-Molina, is a former kaibile, the question “is it far-fetched and misplaced fear to consider this move in a more significant and insidious light?”, was posed.

    My response is…

    This is part and parcel of Guatemala’s propaganda game. At this juncture, they can ill-afford any more bad press. Internal matters in Guatemala are at a boiling point. So, as per usual, they feed the international media with stuff like this, in order to diffuse the amount of scrutiny that inevitably should be focused on their internal strife. Therefore, although we MUST keep a watchful eye on all things associated with Guatemala, I do not believe their president is misguided enough to take the risk of a real, international incident along our BORDER.

    Given that the OAS purports to have frozen the above-mentioned funds, it is a tell-tale sign that the grubby politicians on both sides of the BORDER shall inevitably reassert their efforts to bring the ill-conceived call for the referendum, back to the forefront. After all, we know that its not in their nature to allow “available funds” to be left, uncollected.

    Belizeans and true friends of Belize, please remember you are asked to support the Belize, Coalition for Justice (BCJ)’s call to BOYCOTT THE REFERENDUM, ONCE IT IS SCHEDULED FOR A DATE OTHER THAN 6TH OCTOBER 2013.

    Belize, Sovereign and Free, NO ICJ!

    • FiWeBelize

      Another piece of the puzzle to show that the best interest of Belize and Belizeans is not a priority for the OAS and that peaceful negotiations is not a priority for Guatemala.