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dc.contributor.authorLouisa Reynolds
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-24T18:14:30Z
dc.date.available2011-02-24T18:14:30Z
dc.date.issued2011-02-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/12222
dc.description.abstractBelize’s decision to grant four oil contracts in a border area known as the Adjacency Zone, which extends one kilometer on either side of the 1859 treaty line, could reignite tensions with neighboring Guatemala. During the past two years, Belize has granted 17 oil-exploration contracts--four in the Adjacency Zone--to a wide range of US, British, Irish, and Taiwanese corporations. Guatemalan Foreign Minister Haroldo Rodas explains that his country is currently claiming Belize’s entire land, insular, and maritime territory, which is why it is important to monitor all oil-exploration activity in the Adjacency Zone. Rodas admits that there are no legal impediments for Belize to grant oil-exploration licenses in the border area but that Belize’s activities cast doubt on its will to preserve a peaceful relationship with Guatemala as stated in the Framework for Negotiations and Confidence Building Measures Between Belize and Guatemala, signed by both countries in 2005 under the auspices of the Organization of American States (OAS).en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectAdjacency Zoneen_US
dc.subject1859 treaty lineen_US
dc.subjectGuatemalaen_US
dc.subjectexploration contractsen_US
dc.subjectBNEen_US
dc.subjectBelize National Energyen_US
dc.subjectOrange Walken_US
dc.subjectPerenco Limiteden_US
dc.subjectChinese Petroleum Corporationen_US
dc.subjectOPICen_US
dc.subjectSarstoon National Parken_US
dc.subjectgranten_US
dc.subjectlicensesen_US
dc.subjectFramework for Negotiations and Confidence Building Measures between Belize and Guatemalaen_US
dc.subjectOrganization of American Statesen_US
dc.subjectOASen_US
dc.subjectInternational Court of Justiceen_US
dc.subjectICJen_US
dc.subjectAlvaro Colomen_US
dc.subjectSpanish Lookouten_US
dc.subjectoilfielden_US
dc.subjectNever Delayen_US
dc.titleBelize’s Oil Boom Threatens To Escalate Border Disputeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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