Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018. 4:33 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: The Belize Progressive Party (BPP), via a release yesterday, accused the government of Belize of coercing residents in Mayan communities to support GOB’s attempts to take the Guatemalan claim to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
The BPP joined with the Maya Leaders Alliance (MLA) and the Toledo Alcaldes Association (TAA) to condemn the alleged coercion. According to the BPP, the Referendum Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been visiting Mayan villagers at their homes to collect names and asking whether or not they support going to the ICJ. The BPP also claims that residents have been asked to provide IDs and Social Security cards.
The BPP says such acts are intimidating and deceptive. The BPP added that the Maya people should be included in the discussion about the government’s plans for the ICJ. “Guatemala has nothing to lose by going to the ICJ. Belize has everything to lose,” the BPP said.
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