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Belize Journal

A monthly update on the progress and activities of the Belize Prayer Network, Belize City House of Prayer, and Tree of Life Ministries in Caye Caulker and Belize.

Nicaragua strengthens Iran ties, defying US

PRAYER ALERT on Nicaragua strengthens Iran ties. On July 22, as US-Iran hostilities increase, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif visited Nicaragua.   Both Zarif and President Daniel Ortega denounced the US sanctions that the two countries are suffering.  Zarif called the US sanctions “economic terrorism.” Ortega decried them as “unilateral and illegal” and contrary to […] Continue reading →

Anticorruption measures called for in Belize

BELIZE JOURNAL PT.1 on anticorruption measures. Still another Gaspar Vega land fraud has hit Belize headlines. Once again we learned that the Lands Department then headed by Vega sold privately owned lands to Vega relatives for small prices, this time on Caye Caulker. Then the rightful ownership was “discovered.” Vega’s relatives were lavishly compensated, this […] Continue reading →

Police abuse in Belize censured by USDS report

PRAYER ALERT on police abuse. The US Department of State just issued its report on Belize’s human rights practices for 2016. It reserved its harshest criticism for police abuse. “The most important human rights abuses included the use of excessive force by security forces (especially the police),” the USDS said. “The government occasionally ignored reports […] Continue reading →