Politics of Guatemala


A Message to Belizeans

For quite some time now, some of us have stated emphatically that going to the ICJ is not a viable option through which Belize should seek an end to Guatemala’s unfounded claim to our sovereign territory. During this period, we have been maligned by those who opt to tow the line and adhere to the status quo. That has not deterred us, for we know that our position is based on the truth and reality. Recently, a certain gentleman gave an interview in which I believe he actually highlighted a critical element on which many who oppose going to the […]


Commentary: With OAS blessing, Belize acquiesces to Guatemala demands… as usual

Belizeans and true friends of Belize, By now, you have most likely heard that the GOB caved in to the DEMANDS of Guatemala and allowed the OAS to shirk its responsibility to carryout its duty as an impartial arbiter. As matters currently stand: (1) Guatemala reneged on its commitment to hold simultaneous referenda on 6th October 2013, (2) with the blessing of the GOB they have been allowed to do so, without rebuke and (3) the government of Guatemala has been rewarded for their intransigence by getting precisely what they want. Tell me, do you feel it is finally time to […]


Foreign Affairs confident in a yes for the referendum 1

The Referendum is set for October sixth and government has announced that its official position in support of going to the International Court of Justice to resolve the dispute once and for all. At least to the sixty percent of the voting public h is required to validate the referendum and patriotic sentiment is already running strong and free. But Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington, is confident that the vote for the referendum will be yes. He acknowledges, however; that there are still scenarios in which Belize stands to lose ground, or in his worst case scenario, maritime […]