Gaspar Vega Socks It to Jimmy Morales and Guatemala

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Updated: June 6, 2016

Reports reaching Love News are that Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales was taken aback when Deputy Prime Minister, Gaspar Vega spoke at the Seventh Summit of the Association of Caribbean States, making reference to the ongoing aggression by the Guatemalans.  The 23-day summit was held in Havana, Cuba over the weekend where Belize had representation from Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington and Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega.  Vega reportedly spoke on the backdrop of the member countries being brothers of the region and the necessity for cooperation and peace.  This, he says, has not been reflected by Guatemala as they have been hampering our local fishermen from entering the Sarstoon and their claim over the area and intimidation tactics of increasing troops and weapons at the southern border have been nothing short of an attempt at instigating violence and discord.  It was a dynamic speech that Morales reportedly retorted that that was not the forum for such discussions and that it should be left to the International Court of Justice.  Interestingly, as Morales speaks of the ICJ, his country’s congress is yet to ratify the going to a referendum in order to move forward on the matter.  Vega’s attendance at the summit in Cuba is his last representation as the country’s Deputy Prime Minister but seems to be one that will go down in history as the Opposition and pockets of society have been appealing to the Government to use these forums for such presentations in order to make the region and the international friends aware of how Guatemala has been playing dirty in the territorial differendum.  The Foreign Minister has agreed to speak to us on this matter tomorrow while the Deputy Prime Minister is expected back in the country later tonight.