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Travelers Liquors Joins CARICOM 50th Anniversary Rum Blend Initiative

Travelers Liquors will join several other rum producers in the Caribbean in creating a special
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Governor General Receives Credentials from Three New Ambassadors

In related news, today, the Governor General Her Excellency Dame Froyla Tzalam received letters of credence from
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Guatemala seeks Belize’s help to establish Citrus Industry

The Government of Belize continues to take steps toward revitalizing the country’s once-flourishing citrus industry.
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Belize Delegation Strengthens Ties with El Salvador Amid Controversial Second

Foreign Affairs Minister, Francis Fonseca, has been busy in recent weeks as he expresses Belize’s
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Belize PM Invites Mexico’s First Woman President-Elect to Strengthened Ties

Prime Minister John Briceno has extended an invitation to Mexico’s President-Elect, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo.  The
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UN Secretary General Urges Climate Aid for Small Island Nations

Secretary General for the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has expressed support to small island nations
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Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner Attends International Conference on SIDS

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner was nominated by the World Organization of United Cities and
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Belize Showcased at Caribbean Travel Marketplace in Jamaica

Belize was represented in Montego Bay, Jamaica, at the Caribbean Travel Marketplace. President of the
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Caribbean Research Methodologies Network Hosts Conference at University of Belize

The Caribbean Research Methodologies Network is hosting its 3rd Caribbean Research Methodologies conference at the
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Mexican President Confirms Energy Supply Boost for Belize

Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has confirmed Prime Minister John Briceno’s report that Mexico
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Former Belize Chief Magistrate Patricia Arana Appointed Resident Magistrate in

Belize’s former Chief Magistrate, Patricia Arana, has been appointed Resident Magistrate on the Turks and
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Belize Ambassador Denies Involvement of A Belizean Vehicle in Chetumal

Belize’s Ambassador to Mexico, Oscar Arnold, says there are no official reports that a vehicle
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Foreign Minister Labels Travel Advisory for Chetumal Following Spike in

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Francis Fonseca says that the travel advisory
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Port of Belize Eyes Partnership with Chetumal Free Zone in

With the government now owning the Port of Belize, Prime Minister Briceno was able to
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Opposition Leader Alleges Cabinet Involvement in Drug Trade

Moses Shyne Barrow, Belize’s Opposition Leader, made some serious allegations earlier today when he spoke
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Belize Issues Informal Travel Advisory Amidst Rising Crime in Chetumal,

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a travel advisory, of sorts, to the Belizean
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Belizean Soldiers Return from Intense Training, Ready for Peacekeeping in

After undergoing intense military training in Jamaica, fifty Belizean soldiers are back in the country
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Belize Defense Force Boosts Border Patrols Amidst Mexican Cartel Concerns

The Belize Defense Force says it will be bolstering its patrols along Belize’s northern borders
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Caribbean Countries Converge in Belize for Environmental Data Workshop

Representatives from fourteen Caribbean countries were in Belize this week for a special data-sharing workshop.
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Belizeans on Edge as Cartel Violence Spills into Chetumal: Mexican

Recent violence and insurgence of the cartels in Mexico have become a cause for concern
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No Travel Advisory Yet Despite Border Uptick in Cartel Crime

With the high-level meetings in both Belize and Mexico, Belize has not issued a travel
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Mexican Military Crackdown in Chetumal Amidst Cartel Violence, Sparks Concerns

The Mexican government has launched a military operation in neighboring Chetumal amidst an uptick in
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Caribbean Telecommunication Union Hosts Meetings in Belize

Representatives from all over the Caribbean were in Belize last week for the Caribbean Telecommunication
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Belize Hosts Annual HOME Event, Welcoming Heads of Mission

The Heads of Mission from around the world are home in Belize for the annual
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Government Expects Resolution in Belize/Guatemala Differendum Within Two Years

The Government is anticipating that the Belize/Guatemala differendum should be resolved in about two years. 
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Caribbean Moves Initiative: Belize Focuses on Improving Workers’ Health

In our continued coverage of the Caribbean Moves initiative that Belize signed onto last week
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Belize Coast Guard to expand Special Ops Group as Officers

Over the weekend, twenty Belize Coast Guard (BCG) members traveled to Jamaica to begin training
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Belize Adopts Caribbean Moves Framework to Address Non-Communicable Diseases

Yesterday, we told you of the Caribbean Moves Framework that Belize’s Ministry of Health and
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Cynthia Ellis-Topsey Attends Garifuna Conference in St. Vincent

Belizean cultural ambassador, Cynthia Ellis-Topsey, was one of several residents of Central America who attended
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Belize Joins ‘Caribbean Moves’ Initiative to Combat Non-Communicable Diseases

Belize is joining member states of CARICOM in what is referred to as, ‘Caribbean Moves’. 
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Multinational Force Led by Kenya to Assist Haiti in Restoring

For the past three years, Haiti has been embroiled in violence by the gangs fighting
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Kosovo Security Forces to Train in Belize with British Military

Soldiers from Kosovo, a South Eastern European country are being welcomed into Belize for military
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Belizean Athletes Shine with Gold and Bronze at CARIFTA Games

Belizean athletes, Demetrie Myers and Brooklyn Lyttle are returning home with gold and bronze from
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Belize Awaits ICJ Date for Territorial Dispute with Guatemala

Belize is currently awaiting a date to be set by the International Court of Justice
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Belize Explores Collaboration with Mexico’s Tren Maya Railway Project

A delegation including Ambassadors Jaime Briceño and Haisam Diab, along with Belize’s Ambassador to Mexico,
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Historic Achievement: Belize Ratifies UN Ocean Biodiversity Agreement

Belize has made history by being the first Caribbean nation to officially ratify the groundbreaking
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Belize Territorial Volunteers Demand Action Over Illegal Road in Chiquibul

The Belize Territorial Volunteers is calling on all environmental stakeholders to take tangible action following
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Haiti PM Resigns Amid Gang Pressure: CARICOM Announces Transitional Government

Gangs in Haiti have forced the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry to resign. Henry’s
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Belize Represented at COFCOR Meeting in Guyana

Minister of Foreign Affairs Francis Fonseca, represented Belize on Sunday at the 19th Special Meeting
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Belize Red Cross Partners with CARPHA for Mosquito-Based Disease Survey

The Belize Red Cross is teaming up with the Caribbean Public Health Agency to launch
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Sagicor Financial Sponsors Award Categories at Caribbean Media Awards

For the fourth consecutive year, Sagicor Financial Company will be sponsoring two award categories in
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CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting Set to Begin in Georgetown,

Leaders from across the region are gathering in Georgetown Guyana this weekend for the 46th
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The BACC joins the organizers for the ‘Belize Diaspora Summit’

Earlier in this newscast, we told you of the Belize American Chamber of Commerce, led
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Belizean Man Gunned Down in Tulum: Drug Trade Connection Suspected

There is a second murder to report tonight.  In this case, a Belizean man was
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Belize Monitors Screw-Worm Outbreak in Costa Rica: Agricultural Concerns Raised

The Ministry of Agriculture has expressed concerns over reports of a screw-worm outbreak in Costa
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Foreign Minister Fonseca Meets with Diplomatic Counterparts, Emphasizes Bilateral Relations

Belize’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Francis Fonseca has hit the ground
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Belize Pushes for Regional Economic Integration in Talks with IDB

Minister of State, Christopher Coye, recently returned from Guatemala where he led a delegation to
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Meeting with Guatemalan Officials Promises Economic Boost

A Belize delegation to Guatemala has met with the Minister of Public Finance where several
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Salvadorans in Belize Cast Votes in Historic Presidential Election

Salvadorans from across Belize got a chance to vote in their country’s presidential election. The
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Belize Mourns Passing of Retired Jamaican Judge Justice Cecil Dennis

The Government of Belize has expressed its condolences following the passing of retired Jamaican judge
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Refugee Department Confronts Misinformation Challenge on Social Media

Current figures on the refugee front indicates that the current number of refugees in Belize
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Belize-Trinidad Trade Talks: Agriculture in Focus

Belize’s agricultural products may soon be on their way to Trinidad and Tobago. Today, the
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Belize and Trinidad and Tobago Seek to Strengthen Bilateral Trade

Belize and Trinidad and Tobago are working to strengthen bilateral trade relations by increasing access
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Border Security Director Reveals Hundreds Granted Refuge

As authorities are on the lookout for the four persons traveling on fake Israeli passports,
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Belize Defence Force’s Haiti Deployment in Limbo as Kenya Declares

Troops of the Belize Defence Force (BDF) continue to train for deployment to Haiti as
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Ministry of Immigration Set to Launch Migration Policy: Collaboration with

The Ministry of Immigration, in alignment with the PUP’s True Blue manifesto is preparing to
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Jamaican Reggae Legend Pluto Shervington Passes Away at 73

Jamaican Reggae singer and producer, Pluto Shervington, passed away at the age of 73. According
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Belize Judiciary Mourns Passing of Retired CCJ Judge Jacob Wit

Belize’s Chief Justice, Madam Louise Esther Blenman, of the Senior Courts of Belize, on behalf
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Foreign Minister Francis Fonseca Aims for Sarstoon Protocol with Guatemala’s

Belize’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Francis Fonseca, says he is hopeful
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US Special Presidential Advisor Christopher J. Dodd to Visit Belize

The US Special Presidential Advisor (SPA) for the Americas, Christopher J. Dodd, is expected in
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GOB seeks funding for $100 Million Wastewater Treatment Project

President of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), Ana Gisela Sanchez Maroto, is
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Caribbean Region Faces Drier Weather: Belize Among Areas at Risk

The Caribbean region can expect an even drier weather than usual.  The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate
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Grenadian Attorney Derick Sylvester Appointed High Court Judge in Belize

Attorney-at-law Derick Sylvester is due to leave the island of Grenada on Thursday, January 4
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Mexican Navy Seeks Belize’s Help in Locating Missing Resident After

The Mexican Navy is seeking Belize’s assistance in locating Quintana Roo resident Manuel Candelario Ceballos
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Belize’s New High Commissioner to Guyana Presents Credentials, Praises Strong

Belizean diplomat, Gale Miller-Garnett presented her credentials today to Guyana’s President, Dr Irfaan Ali.  President
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Guatemala’s Application to ICJ: PM Briceno Anticipated Move in Belize’s

Earlier this week, we told you of Guatemala’s application to the International Court of Justice
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Belize Urges Respect for International Law Amid Venezuela-Guyana Tensions

Another territorial issue that Briceno commented on was the reported high handedness of the Venezuelan
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Guatemala Seeks Involvement in Belize-Honduras Dispute Over Sapodilla Cayes

Guatemala has applied to the International Court of Justice to be an interested party in
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Opposition Leader Supports Guyana in Ongoing Territorial Dispute with Venezuela

Barrow also weighed in on the ongoing territorial issue with Venezuela and Guyana, reiterating support
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Guatemala Requests ICJ Intervention in Belize-Honduras Dispute Over Sapodilla Cayes

Guatemala is asking the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to approve an intervention in the
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Belize and El Salvador Launch Negotiations for Partial Scope Agreement

Belize and El Salvador are working to increase trade relations with the establishment of a
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Belize Stands with Guyana: Government Expresses Concern Over Venezuela’s Annexation

The Government of Belize is standing in solidarity with the people of Guyana amidst threats
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Guatemala’s Election Controversy: Prosecutors Threaten to Annul President-elect Arevalo’s Victory

Guatemala’s Prosecutors have threatened to annul the victory of President-elect Arevalo in today’s general elections.
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Maya Land Tenure Progress Report: Minister Introduces Draft Policy in

Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Dolores Balderamos Garcia, rose in the House of Representatives this morning
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CDU Urges CARICOM Action Against Maduro’s Threats to Guyana’s Sovereignty

The Caribbean Democrat Union (CDU) expresses deep concern over the current situation with its CARICOM
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Belizean Students Shine at Model Organization of American States (MOAS)

A delegation of Belizean students earned international recognition after putting on stellar performances at the
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Belize, Guatemala, and US to Discuss Combating Illicit Activities Along

Belize will meet with Guatemala and the United States to discuss combating illicit activities along
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Six Belizean Athletes to Compete in Copa Revolucion Track and

Six young athletes, including the reigning Queen of the Bay, Kendall Morgan will represent Belize
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Belize Defense Force and British Army Conclude Joint Training Program

Today, the Belize Defense Force and the British Army Training and Support Unit Belize (BATSUB)
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OAS Discusses Guatemala’s Rule of Law Challenges and Democratic Transition

The Permanent Council of the Organization of the Organization of American States (OAS) held a
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Inclusion of Guatemalan Navy to hopefully positively impact tensions in

 While Belize and Guatemala continue working towards settling the territorial differendum at the ICJ, incidents
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Belize and Mexican Naval Officials Confer Amidst Rise in Criminal

Senior members of the Belize Coast Guard met with their counterparts from the Mexican Navy
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Prime Minister Briceno Counters Guatemala’s Sarstoon Accusations

In related news, Prime Minister Briceno also weighed in on the statements made by Guatemala’s
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Belize Gains Recognition for Its Geographical Significance in Migration Issues

Belize is getting more attention from the United States after its geographical location is finally
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Prime Minister Briceno Discusses Climate Change and Migration with US

With Belize given a seat at the table, a variety of issues was discussed ranging
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Belize Appeals to US for Assistance in Building Migrant Detention

With many factors at play when it comes to migration, Prime Minister Briceno has made
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Amnesty Program Grants Permanent Residency to Over 12,000 Migrants

Next year, over twelve thousand migrants from thirty -two different countries will receive permanent residency
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Belizean Delegation Attends Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Dialogue in

The National Assembly of Belize was represented in Saint Lucia at a Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on
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Leader of the Opposition Calls for return to two state

Leader of the opposition, Moses “Shyne” Barrow is calling for a return to the two-state
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Belize Defence Force Prepares to Aid Haiti in Fight Against

The Belize Defence Force (BDF) plans to send its best and brightest soldiers to Haiti.
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Belize Defense Force Soldiers Return to Sarstoon Forward Operating Base

Soldiers of the Belize Defense Force have returned to the Sarstoon Forward Operating Base. The
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Dr. Leroy Almendarez Re-elected Deputy Chairperson of Caribbean Export Development

Belize’s Dr. Leroy Almendarez, Executive Director of (BELTRAIDE) has been unanimously re-elected Deputy Chairperson of
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Former Prime Ministers condemn Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza

The Right Honorable Said Musa and the Right Honorable Dean Barrow, Belize’s only living past
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5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Jamaica, No Injuries Reported

Jamaica was rocked by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake this morning that sent people scrambling for
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Pallotti High School Team Clinches Gold in 2023 Samsung Solve

A team of talented young ladies from Pallotti High School returned to the country today
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Migration and Belize

Migration: it is a hot-button issue across the regions and continents, but for a small
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IOM to Partner with Belize Government for Comprehensive Village Survey

The International Office of Migration in Belize (IOM) is looking to partner with several government
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Hurricane Otis Strikes Acapulco with Unprecedented Fury, Leaving Mexico in

Belize’s neighbors in Mexico have incurred tremendous losses after Hurricane Otis slammed the tourist destination,
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