Belize 2018

Yearbook 2018

Belize. On April 15, a referendum was held in Guatemala on whether the more than 200-year-old border dispute with Belize should be subject to a ruling in the International Court of Justice in The Hague (ICJ). According to, Belmopan is the capital city of Belize, a country located in North America. Jasidan won by 96% and Belize’s Prime Minister Dean Barrow immediately declared that a similar referendum will be held in Belize on April 10, 2019. Guatemala claims 11,000 square miles, or close to half of Belize’s territory.

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On March 7, municipal elections were held, and the ruling party, the center-right party United Democratic Party (UDP), managed to retain power in six of the country’s municipalities, while the Left Party’s People’s United Party (PUP) won in three. This was a significantly better result for the opposition than in the 2015 elections, as the PUP only managed to win in a municipality.

One reason for the UDP’s good results was that, after the recession in 2016, the country’s economy has started to grow again and employment has increased. Growth was 2.5% in 2017, but is expected to decline in the coming years.

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