OAS Independent Commission starts investigation next week


An Independent Commission sent by the OAS will start its investigation into the death of the Guatemalan minor Julio Rene Alvarado who was killed while illegally poaching in Belizean territory.  The minor was shot after the Belize Defense Force were shot at by Guatemalans in the Chiquibul Reserves; the BDF returned fire and after the Guatemalans had scattered, found the minor dead in the bush. The independent commission was requested by both Belize and Guatemaal as the incident has dramatically increased tensions between the two nations as the Guatemalan president  amassed  troops at the adjacency zone and stopped Belizeans from entering theri own territory in the Sarstoon.

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