Belize joined to Guatemala on newspaper’s map

Monday, June 8th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: Sharp eyes spotted an advertisement on the website for top Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre recently in advance of Guatemalan general elections in October and November which appears to join Belize to a map of Guatemala. images

The erroneous image appears in the ad for Decision Libre 2015, the newspaper’s effort to educate voters about the electoral campaign. However, it appears to misinform Guatemalans about Belize’s status with Guatemala and reminds how ingrained the concept of “Belice es nuestro” is in Guatemala.

ad5.6.15The newspaper has published other logos without Belize in the map but this particular one is still up on the website.

Guatemala is planning a referendum on taking the dispute to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the same time as the election, after an amendment to the Special Agreement between the two countries last month.

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3 Responses to Belize joined to Guatemala on newspaper’s map

  1. Proud Belizeans Reply

    June 9, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Do we need to pay Guatemala every time they do that? Or do we have incompetent people up there. Why do we have an ambassador? Or is this game about money and that’s it?

  2. Estuardo Reply

    June 10, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Guatemala City promotes health tourism:
    According to Guatemalan history, the British were given temporary permission to cut lumber in the territory of Belize when it was still owned and operated by Spain. Back then Guatemalan territory was much larger as it included almost all of Central America and much of southern Mexico, all of that land was known by the El Reino de Guatemala or the Guatemalan Kingdom which included the Belize territory. The British took advantage of the fact that Spain was having problems keeping its colonies and territories due to international problems in Europe so the British stayed taking illegal possession of Belize, they offer to build a highway from the capital city of Guatemala to Belize but it never was done. Guatemala has all the documents to prove that the territory along with its ocean waters and keys have always been part of their country as there never has been any type of territorial purchase by any foreign nation. Just like Hong Kong was given back to China as China is a superpower, Belize should be returned to Guatemala, the fact that Guatemala does not have the military capacity that China has does not give anyone the right to take away what legally belongs to Guatemala.

  3. anthony Reply

    June 21, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Belize belongs to Guatemala

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