Guatemalan President steps up rhetoric against Belize

Posted: April 21, 2016. 3:55 p.m. CST.

By Dalila Ical:Guatemalan President Jimmy Moralez has issued a statement following reports of a Guatemalan minor being shot and killed by a BDF soldier.

Moralez has declared that he intends to heighten and employ strict protection of Guatemala’s sovereignty in the Sarstoon area and along the Adjacency Zone to ensure that the BDF no longer abuses the territory and population of Guatemala. He claimed that Guatemala has displayed “good faith” in finding a peaceful resolution to the Belize-Guatemala Dispute but said the position doesn’t seem to be supported by Belize given the recent events.Jimmy Moralez

In the recording, Moralez asks what threat could a child have on Belize’s sovereignty and demanded that the person or persons responsible for the death of the child be arrested and face the law.

He also stated that they have reported the matter to international human right organizations as a violation of human right against Guatemalan minors and requested that the organizations investigate “this cowardly act by the Belize Defense Force.”

Furthermore, he has decided to call in the Guatemalan Ambassador in Belize for consultations until the matter is addressed by the Belizean Government.

In the report, Moralez says that the child who died was 13-years-old and is still in the hands of Belizean authorities. Julio Rene Alvarado was allegedly shot along with his brother 11-year-old Carlos Alberto Alvarado and father, 48-year-old Carlos Alfredo Alvarado Ramirez.

There has not been any report as to what may have led to the shooting.

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4 Responses to Guatemalan President steps up rhetoric against Belize

  1. Payode Reply

    April 21, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    The Guats are not warrior.They fail in Bay of the Pigs.Now the US special forces were training them in the North of Guatemale and still they cannot handle the Zetas.How will they fight us? We do not need any training from The US.Most of us are Born middle east Warriors.I am ready for them!,any time ,any day.
    Belize is the smallest country in the world that can or will cause a third WORLD WAR.So it is written.

  2. Frank brown Reply

    April 21, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Belize is Mayan land the soul of land and history is Native American , however I do sympathize with the modern belizean population and wish them well, but the killing of an innocent peasant boy at the hands of cowards is not acceptable at all and something has to be done soon and the assasin or assasins have to pay Guatemala has had internal political issues trought history and never have seen Belize as a military adversary Belize is very small and it’s a third world nation like the rest of nations of the area but probably is time to Guatemalans to deal with Belize in a different way and show them who has more guns and warriors … I’m not Central American I’m of the Navajo nation in the USA but I have travel to the mesoamerican areas where the Mayan cilivilation build piramids and I do admired and love the Mayan people

  3. jose chavez Reply

    April 21, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    que verguenza como nos peleamos. Soy guatemalteco y considero que todo debe solucionarse dialogando. La guerra nunca ha producido sino muerte y dolor. Los insultos racistas no pueden ser tolerados tampoco. Somos centroamerica y el gran problema es que hemos dejado en el olvido un problema territorial que sigue causando tensiones entre los dos paises. Eso deberia solucionarse a nivel de instancias superiores.

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