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11 Latin American Rivalries That Have People Heated

The people of Guatemala claimed that they had ancestrally already lived and shared space with what is now Belize, and wanted to reunite the land and people free of the United Kingdom’s rule. Belizeans fought against Guatemalan rule, demanding their own independence. Finally, the United Nations ruled to affirm the sovereignty of Belize and called on the UK and Guatemala to find something else to do. Since then the countries have been peaceful neighbors, and many Belizeans and Guatemalans live side by side in each other’s countries, sans the British.

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