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1931 Exchange of Notes   Recently updated !

No 2946 1932 League of Nations — Treaty Series Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Guatemala Exchange of Notes respecting the Boundary between British Honduras and Guatemala, with Annexes. Guatemala, August 25 and 26, 1931 English and Spanish official texts communicated by His Majesty’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in Great Britain. The registration of this Exchange of Notes took place April 29, 1932. No 1. Mr Grant Watson to Señor Skinner Klée. British Legation. Guatemala, August 25, 1931 Your Excellency, The boundary between British Honduras and the Republic of Guatemala was laid down in the convention between the […]


Aycinena-Wyke Treaty   Recently updated !

Guatemala Convention Boundary of British Honduras Convention between Her Majesty and the Republic of Guatemala, relations to the Boundary of British Honduras. Whereas the boundary between Her Britannic Majesty’s Settlement and possessions in the Bay of Honduras and the territory of the Republic of Guatemala, has not yet been ascertained and marked out; Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Republic of Guatemala being desirous, with a view to improve and perpetuate the friendly relations which happily subsist between the two countries, to define the boundary aforesaid have resorted to concede a […]


Dallas-Clarendon Treaty   Recently updated !

Treaty between Her Majesty and the United States of America, respecting Central America; with three Separate Articles thereunto annexed. Signed at London, October 17, 1856 [ Ratifications exchanged at London ] Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the United States of America, being desirous to settle in a friendly manner the questions which have come into discussion between them relative to Central America, have resolved to conclude a Treaty for that purpose, and have named as their respective Plenipotentiaries, that is to say: Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of […]


The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty   Recently updated !

British-American Diplomacy Convention Between the United States of America and Her Britannic Majesty THE United States of America and her Britannic Majesty, being desirous of consolidating the relations of amity which so happily subsist between them, by setting forth and fixing in a convention their views and intentions with reference to any means of communication by ship canal, which may be constructed between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, by the way of the River San Juan de Nicaragua, and either or both of the lakes of Nicaragua or Managua, to any port or place on the Pacific Ocean: the President […]


1802 Amiens Treaty   Recently updated !

The Articles Of the Definitive Treaty Of Peace Between His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, (on the one part) And The French Republic, His Majesty the King of Spain and the Indies, and the Batavian Republic, (on the other part) Signed At Amiens, march 27, 1802 By Cornwallis, Bounaparte, Azara, Schimmelpenninck A correct copy, J. Bounaparte London: Published by John Fairburn, 146 Minories His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the First Consul of the French Republic, in the name of the French People, being equally animated […]


The London Convention 1786   Recently updated !

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 […]


The Clayton-Bulwer Treaty 1

Convention Between the United States of America and Her Britannic Majesty; April 19, 1850 One of the more peculiar diplomatic documents in the history of inter-American relations: in it, the US and Britain agreed to avoid unilaterally annexing or fortifying any canal across the Central American isthmus. That Nicaragua, the ostensible object of these negotiations, was not invited says something about the diplomacy of the era. THE United States of America and her Britannic Majesty, being desirous of consolidating the relations of amity which so happily subsist between them, by setting forth and fixing in a convention their views and […]


Belize Mexico Boundary

International Boundary Study No. 161 – February 9, 1977 The Geographer Office of the Geographer Bureau of Intelligence and Research I. BOUNDARY BRIEF The Belize–Mexico boundary is approximately 250 kilometers (155 miles) long. Inland from the Boca Bacalar Chico on the Caribbean coast, it extends through the Chetumal Bay for about 81 kilometers (50 miles) to the mouth of the Hondo (Rio Hondo). The boundary follows the thalweg of the Hondo and Blue Creed (Rio Azul) upstream to the meridian of Garbutts Fall. It then follows this median southward to the tripoint with Guatemala on the parallel of 17º49′ North. […]


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 […]


The Origins and Implications of the Scottish Referendum 1

By George Friedman The idea of Scottish independence has moved from the implausible to the very possible. Whether or not it actually happens, the idea that the union of England and Scotland, which has existed for more than 300 years, could be dissolved has enormous implications in its own right, and significant implications for Europe and even for global stability. The United Kingdom was the center of gravity of the international system from the end of the Napoleonic Wars until World War II. It crafted an imperial structure that shaped not only the international system but also the internal political […]