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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Mexican President Will Co-Chair Summit in Belize - 7 News Belize - Channel 7 Daily News

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Mexican President Will Co-Chair Summit in Belize - 7 News Belize
Channel 7 Daily News
Belize has a very special guest coming to visit on October 25th. The President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto will make his first visit to Belize for a quick half day ...
Mexico president to visit Belize next Wednesday, October 25 ...Amandala
Belize to Welcome Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto for ...channel5belize
Mexican President to Co-Chair 4th CARICOM-Mexico Summit - Love ...LoveFM

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BTB's report says that arrivals to Belize Continue Steady Growth Path - Breaking Belize News (blog)

Breaking Belize News (blog)

BTB's report says that arrivals to Belize Continue Steady Growth Path
Breaking Belize News (blog)
According to a release issued today by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), for the first 9 months of 2017, the tourism arrivals continue to show a positive trend.

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Two Belizean ex-cops called to Fiji bar - Amandala

Amandala

Two Belizean ex-cops called to Fiji bar
Amandala
BELIZE CITY, Mon. Oct. 16, 2017–Mannon Dennison and Holman Katanegie, two former Belizean cops who have ventured into law studies, recently concluded a 15-week Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University in Fiji in Suva, Fiji's capital city.



Mexican president comes to Belize for CARICOM Summit - Breaking Belize News (blog)

Mexican president comes to Belize for CARICOM Summit
Breaking Belize News (blog)
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has accepted Prime Minister Dean Barrow's invitation to co-chair the IV CARICOM-Mexico Summit, to be held in Belize ...

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Elderly Guatemalan farmer attempted to smuggle weed in Belize - Breaking Belize News (blog)

Breaking Belize News (blog)

Elderly Guatemalan farmer attempted to smuggle weed in Belize
Breaking Belize News (blog)
By BBN Staff: An elderly Guatemalan national busted with drugs has been charged for trafficking. According to police, on Monday at 5:45 a.m., cops visited the Western Border where Customs Officers handed over Guatemalan farmer, Ricardo Cardona Carillo, ...



When lemons give you life: Herpetofauna adaptation to citrus orchards in Belize - Science Daily

Science Daily

When lemons give you life: Herpetofauna adaptation to citrus orchards in Belize
Science Daily
Natural habitat areas exhibit similar abundances and diversity of herpetofauna as citrus orchards and reclaimed orchard forests in Stann Creek, Belize, reports a comparative study by researchers Russell Gray and Dr. Colin Strine of Suranaree University ...



Belize Bank Makes Final Appeal for UHS Money - channel5belize

Belize Bank Makes Final Appeal for UHS Money
channel5belize
The Caribbean Court of Justice opened its first term for the 2017-2018 judicial year with the appeal of Belize Bank Limited versus the Attorney General. The case concerns the long-standing battle for monies owed to the bank on behalf of the former ...



How to Help Caribbean Hurricane Victims - Channel 7 Daily News

How to Help Caribbean Hurricane Victims
Channel 7 Daily News
For weeks, we've been showing you the devastations wrought by the hurricanes which tore through the Eastern Caribbean. Well, there's finally a way for you to help those small islands like Anguilla, Dominica, St. Marteen and the Virgin Islands. The ...

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Citizens walk for a Green Belize - The Reporter Belize

Citizens walk for a Green Belize
The Reporter Belize
Public servants, community volunteers and concerned citizens gathered on the George Price Highway this weekend for the second “Walk for a Green Belize” cleanup campaign. At the event, hosted by the Department of the Environment (DOE), in conjunction ...



Celebrating Archaeology, A Mayan Sauna? - Channel 7 Daily News

Channel 7 Daily News

Celebrating Archaeology, A Mayan Sauna?
Channel 7 Daily News
It's part of the Belize Valley Archeological Reconnaissance Project - a homegrown project directed by Dr. Jaime Awe. Along with Dr. John Morris and NICH President Yasser Musa, Awe explained that Pook's Hill, though a very small site, is very important ...