Belize

Country Belize
Capital Belmopan
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Belize dollar(BZD)
Languages English, Kriol, Spanish, Garifuna, Maya(Kek'Chi), Maya(Mopan),Maya(Yucatec),Plautdietsch & Cantonese

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Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Guatemala and Belize are gearing up for a simultaneous referendum to determine if this dispute will go before the International Court of Justice at The Hague. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include an unsustainable foreign debt, high unemployment, growing involvement in the South American drug trade, high crime rates, and increasing incidences of HIV/AIDS.

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Belize - Wikipedia
Belize - CIA World Fact Book
Belize - BBC
Belize - Timeline - BBC

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Disturbance near Belize given a moderate chance of development - Breaking Belize News (blog)

Breaking Belize News (blog)

Disturbance near Belize given a moderate chance of development
Breaking Belize News (blog)
The disturbance is currently situated north of the Nicaraguan coast, or east of the coast of Belize. It is producing widespread cloudiness and rain throughout Cuba and up the Florida peninsula. This broad area of low pressure continues to remain ...
Hurricane forecasters watching low near BelizeMagnoliareporter
Pensacola area may see heavy rain from tropical disturbance in Gulf of MexicoPensacola News Journal
Latest: What we know about disturbance in CaribbeanWDSU New Orleans
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8867 Belize Peace Project promotes “NO” vote to the ICJ - LoveFM

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8867 Belize Peace Project promotes “NO” vote to the ICJ
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As Belize moves towards the national referendum in April of next year, a new group has begun its campaign against taking the Belize/Guatemala Territorial and Maritime dispute to the International Court of Justice. They are the 8867 Belize Peace Project ...



Belize~ Guatemalan Belizean on ICJ - Breaking Belize News (blog)

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Belize~ Guatemalan Belizean on ICJ
Breaking Belize News (blog)
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018. 8:31 a.m. CST. The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Breaking Belize News. This article was written by Richard Harrison, Belizean investor in production and services ...



Hot dog vendor shot dead in Belize City - Breaking Belize News - Breaking Belize News (blog)

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Hot dog vendor shot dead in Belize City - Breaking Belize News
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Belize City police are investigating the murder of a Honduran businessman from Belize city.
The Reporter Newspaper – Hotdog vendor robbed, murderedThe Reporter Belize

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Belize's Black Orchid went down the aisle with Meghan - Breaking Belize News (blog)

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Belize's Black Orchid went down the aisle with Meghan
Breaking Belize News (blog)
The Black Orchid is the national flower of Belize and it made history on Saturday as part of the distinctive Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy veil worn by Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex. The decision to have the flowers on the veil came from ...



Desiigner In Belize - Channel 7 Daily News

Desiigner In Belize
Channel 7 Daily News
You've probably seen the ad for music week 2018 - and there have been a number of activities since Monday, plus last night the performances began at the Civic with a line-up of Belizean artists. It's celebrated as one of the biggest music events in Belize.



BTV responds to Prime Minister on taking the Belize/Guatemala ... - LoveFM

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BTV responds to Prime Minister on taking the Belize/Guatemala ...
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The Belize Territorial Volunteers has responded to statements made by Prime Minister Dean Barrow on taking the Belize Guatemala Dispute to the International ...

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The second day of the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge - LoveFM

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The second day of the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge
LoveFM
The second leg of the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge left Placencia this morning and kayakers made their way to Dangriga. Belize International Water Sports made up of paddlers, Jesus Evelio Linares, Kenrick Daniels, Hener Cruz and Daniel Cruz crossed ...



Guatemalan authorities inquire about Belize border fence project - Breaking Belize News (blog)

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Guatemalan authorities inquire about Belize border fence project
Breaking Belize News (blog)
By BBN Staff:Reports reaching BBN newsroom are that yesterday evening around 5, members of the Guatemalan army, police and media personnel approached Belizean authorities at the western border to inquire about the new fence facilities that Belize is ...



American charged for $21 million Belize airport fraud - Breaking Belize News (blog)

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American charged for $21 million Belize airport fraud
Breaking Belize News (blog)
An American man, Brent Borland, 48, of Sag Harbor, New York, has been charged for defrauding investors of over $21 million for the construction of an airport ...
US charges New York fund manager with Belize airport scamReuters.com

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