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Guatemala heads for referendum on Belize in March

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


The Guatemalan Supreme Electoral Tribunal is reported to have announced that Guatemala will be carrying out a referendum in March, 2018 on the territorial, insular and maritime dispute that the country has maintained with Belize for more than a hundred years.

According to Prensa Libre newspaper, the question that Guatemalans will answer to is : “Do you agree that any legal claim by Guatemala against Belize on continental and island territories and any maritime areas corresponding to those territories shall be submitted to the International Court of Justice for final determination and that the latter determine the boundaries of the respective territories and areas of the parties?”

Source: Breaking Belize News