Belize Guatemala Dispute


The London Convention 1786

CONVENCION Concluida en Londres el 14 de Julio de 1786, entre su majestad católica y el rey de la Gran Bretaña, pare explicar, aplicar y hacer efectivo lo estipulado en el articulo 60. del tratado definitivo de paz del ano de 1786. Tomando del libro “Belice”, por el doctor Francisco Astur. Segunda Edición . Publicado en Guatemala en Junio de 1941 Los reyes de España y de Inglaterra, animados de igual deseo de afirmar por cuantos medios pueden la amistad que felizmente subsiste entre ambos y sus reinos; y deseando de común acuerdo precaver hasta la sombra de desavenencia que […]


Treaty of Paris 1763

The definitive Treaty of Peace and Friendship between his Britannick Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the King of Spain. Concluded at Paris the 10th day of February, 1763. To which the King of Portugal acceded on the same day. In the Name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. So be it. Be it known to all those whom it shall, or may, in any manner, belong, It has pleased the Most High to diffuse the spirit of union and concord among the Princes, whose divisions had spread troubles in the four parts of […]


Belize Guatemala Dispute

The Belizean-Guatemalan territorial dispute is an unresolved bi-national territorial dispute between the states of Belize and Guatemala, neighbors in Central America. Belize or Belizean-controlled territory has been claimed in whole or in part by Guatemala since 1940. Early colonial era The present dispute originates with imperial Spain’s claim to all “New World” territories west of the line established in the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494. England, like other emerging powers of the late 15th century, did not recognize the treaty that divided the world between Spain and Portugal. After the native Mayans had ejected Spanish conquistadors and missionaries from Tipu and surrounding […]


AMID A STACKED OAS DECK, BELIZE NEEDS PROACTIVE SUPPORT! 3

Recently, an editorial appeared in the Jamaican periodical “The Gleaner”, which spoke of the current status involving Guatemala’s intransigence on the matter of Belize’s territorial integrity. I must express sincere thanks, for the voice of support that has finally begun to emanate from the region! Paco Smith staunchly advocates the emergence of civil society to serve as a proactive force toward positive change within the policy development arena. Among his many involvements, he is a co-founder of the group Belizean Patriots against the ICJ. For approximately five years, I have monitored and expressed my view in terms of: (1) the […]