Guatemala has provoked a diplomatic incident by using a map of Guatemala showing #Belize as a part of their territory at an Organization of American States (OAS) Forum on Wednesday. At the OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C., Belize's Ambassador to the #OAS Nestor Mendez objected strongly to the use of the map and indicated to the forum that Belize plans to file a formal protest before the OAS general assembly over the continued use of the erroneous map by Guatemala.
Belize has fired off a strongly worded diplomatic note to the OAS and circulated to member nations of the hemispheric body, protesting Guatemala's use of an erroneous map showing Belize as a part of Guatemala.
#Belize and #Guatemala is to hold a simultaneous referenda on October 6, 2013, and to find a peaceful and permanent solution to the Guatemala-Belize territorial dispute in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Since 1991 Guatemala recognized Belize’s independence, they still claim close to fifty percent of territory of Belize, which with the mediation of the OAS, both States agreed to clarify before the International Court of Justice
This photo is of a map published today by Prensa Libre Newspaper in Guatemala City is a clear view of what part of Belize that Guatemala is claiming. The portion of Belize highlighted in yellow is what is being claimed by Guatemala.