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Controversy over map

BELMOPAN — The main opposition People’s United Party has rejected the latest move by Guatemala showing Belize to be part of the Central American country.

Guatemala plans to distribute four million new passports over the next decade with the map showing the Caribbean Community country as part of its territory.

The opposition party has warned that a future “PUP government will deny entry to Belize for any person bearing a Guatemala passport with a map showing Belize as a part of Guatemala” and is urging the Dean Barrow government to do the same.

The PUP is also warning that if Guatemala goes ahead with its plan “then Belize should boycott the meeting of the Organisation of American States to be held in Guatemala later this year”.

It said Belize should start looking to friendly nations, especially CARICOM “to stand in solidarity with Belize against this latest affront to our national sovereignty by Guatemala”. (Observer)

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