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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017. 4:11 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Guatemalan press is reporting that their government is pressing on with the referendum on the Belize-Guatemala territorial dispute.

The Guatemalan Congress has reportedly voted that the referendum will be held on  Sunday, March 18, 2018.

The question posed will be, “Do you agree that any legal claim by Guatemala against Belize on continental inland territories and any maritime areas corresponding to those territories be submitted to the international court of justice for final determination and that it determines the boundaries of the respective territories and areas of the parties?”

Guatemalans will be able to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no.”

Belize is also to hold a referendum on the same matter. However, an official date has not yet been set.

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