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Breaking: Guatemalan soldier reportedly shot in the Adjacency Zone


Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017. 2:33 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: According to unconfirmed reports from Radio Sonora in Guatemala, a Guatemalan soldier was shot to the head inside the Adjacency Zone with Guatemala and Belize.

No details surrounding this incident was made available by Radio Sonora and BBN could not independently confirm the shooting, and if it did occur, then who was responsible for the shooting.  BBN is seeking confirmation from Belize’s Ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs and will have an update later.

Guatemalan poachers continue to traverse the Adjacency Zone, are known to carry firearms and have little respect for the armed forces of Belize or Guatemala.

Tensions between Belize and Guatemala remain high and this incident can put a further dampen on an already precarious relationship.

Last year Guatemala rejected an official report commissioned by the Organization of American States (OAS), which cleared Belizean authorities of any wrong doing with regards to the death of a 13-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in a crossfire in Belizean territory after his family opened fire on the Belizean patrol in the area first.

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  1. Can’t the Guatemalans understand to stay out of a place that is not theirs! Then something really goes wrong añd they quick to fight. This is very simple, stay the h*** out of Belize. We do not want or like problems with other people from other country. Guatemala can hardly take care of their own now and they want Belize. What the Belizean government need to do is get all Gusts out of this country and close our Border. Leave us alone you big bully! Remember that there is always a bigger bully than you. Back off and leave us alone. Take your people with you too! We would sure have a lot more land space for our Belizean people.

  2. The Auditors need to send every fool that was involve in this immigration scam. Stop playing and do something. Now the Guatemalans think they can just come in as they wish. Arlington is just one big waste of time! What the heck does he know about politics but steeling from the people here anyway!

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