Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Background and Study of the Special Agreement to the ICJ

BACKGROUND AND STUDY OF THE SPECIAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GUATEMALA AND BELIZE TO SUBMIT GUATEMALA’S TERRITORIAL, INSULAR AND MARITIME CLAIM TO THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE. By Gustavo Adolfo Orellana Portillo To the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, especially the Belize Commission. To my parents Oscar Rigoberto Orellana Cordón (+) Octavila Portillo Chacón de Orellana (+) To my wife Lilián Lisseth Lacs Palomo de Orellana To my children Oscar Gustavo and Laura Paulina PROLOGUE On December 8, 2008, the Special Agreement between Guatemala and Belize to submit Guatemala’s territorial, insular and maritime differendum to the International Court of Justice was […]

Belize Guatemala Adjacency Zone

AGREEMENT TO ESTABLISH A TRANSITION PROCESS AND CONFIDENCE BUILDING MEASURES BETWEEN BELIZE AND GUATEMALA I. Preambular Considerations: Delegations from Belize and Guatemala, headed by H.E. Assad Shoman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belize, and by H.E. Edgar A. Gutiérrez, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, met at OAS Headquarters in Washington D.C. on February 7, 2003, with Assistant Secretary General, in charge of the General Secretariat, Ambassador Luigi R. Einaudi to continue their discussions aimed at concluding an Agreement to Establish a Transition Process and Confidence Building Measures Between Belize and Guatemala within the framework of a just, equitable and […]

Alleged Belize meetings with Hamas

A WikiLeaks Cable shows Belize meeting with Hamas. Reference ID Created Classification Origin 06BELIZE272 2006-03-24 12:34 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Belmopan VZCZCXYZ0013 OO RUEHWEBDE RUEHBE #0272 0831234 ZNR UUUUU ZZH O 241234Z MAR 06 FM AMEMBASSY BELIZE TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9840 INFO RUEHME/AMEMBASSY MEXICO 2489 RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT 0032 UNCLAS BELIZE 000272 SIPDIS SENSITIVE SIPDIS DEPT FOR WHA/CEN – JASON MACK E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PREL BH SUBJECT: BELIZE: MESSAGE ON HOST COUNTRY MEETINGS WITH HAMAS REF: STATE 27174 ¶1. (SBU) Per reftel PolOff delivered demarche to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, U.S. Desk Officer Gianni Avila with a copy […]

Belize and the United States Partner to Protect the Rights of Belizean Workers in the United States

By: Capital NewsPost The Ambassador of Belize in the United States, H.E. Nestor Mendez, and the US Secretary of Labor, the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, signed a Joint Declaration by which Belize and the United States agree to work together to improve the awareness of Belizean workers in the United States regarding their rights as workers regardless of their migration status. In addition to the Joint Declaration, Letters of Arrangement with The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labour and with The Occupational and Safety and Health Administration were also signed by Belize with the respective heads of […]

Belize Minister accused of unwanted sexual advances in Taiwan

And tonight there are reports of more scandal coming out of Taiwan involving a Belizean politician. Credible reports to this newsroom say that Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport Edmund Castro, who left for Taiwan last week, was sent home after a Taiwanese female Ministry of Foreign Affairs staffer complained that he had made unwelcome sexual advances upon her. Our reports say, the act of indiscretion created quite a stir in Taipei’s official circles. As a result, very senior officials in Taiwan reportedly complained directly to Belize’s Prime Minister Dean Barrow on Thursday. He reportedly called Castro and […]


Belizeans and true friends of Belize, Following more than a week after this occurrence involving Guatemalan Armed Forces (literally), entering Belizean territory and questioning the intent of the Belize Territorial Volunteers at Sarstoon Island, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has thus far remained ‘mum’. Is such non-action, indicative of a commitment to safeguarding Belize’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, let alone the citizens of this nation? It is high time we take off our proverbial ‘red & blue’ lenses and call a spade, a spade. I invite you to read the attached article and decide. Given that we are ‘celebrating’ Belize’s […]

Guatemala's Tactics to confuse Belizeans 1

Reading the Prensa Libre, I came across this article, it seems to me it’s more about confusing people than anything else.  It’s a lengthy article but worth the time so you can understand what it is we are getting into. The Spanish Version Preocupa a Guatemala traba a referendo con Belice Autoridades guatemaltecas expresaron su preocupación debido a que Belice modificó su legislación sobre referendos  y puso un mínimo de 60 por ciento de votantes registrados para que la consulta popular de octubre próximo sea válida. CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA – El Gobierno y la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA)  […]