Belize en Mexico's drug war comes to Belize <p> BELIZE CITY &mdash; Tiny tourist attraction Belize was once untouched by the drug war. Now, cartels are starting to call it home.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belize Mexico Drug War Americas Business Tue, 11 Oct 2011 15:00:40 +0000 Nick Miroff 5676960 at Belize could decriminalize pot possession <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Central American country is considering a plan to stop handing jail sentences to those caught with up to 10 grams of marijuana. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alex Leff </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Belize&rsquo;s government is considering reforms that would ease the Central American country&rsquo;s cannabis possession laws, claiming its current legislation clutters courts and prisons with marginalized people.</p> <p>That would be the latest push in a <a href="">regional rethink on anti-drug laws</a>. From Mexico to Argentina, leaders are debating perceived failures in the US-backed war on drugs and seeking alternative approaches.</p> <p>Carrying marijuana is a criminal offense in Belize. Anyone caught with less than 60 grams of marijuana faces a fine of up to $26,000 and/or up to three years in jail, according to a government press release. The proposed reform would decriminalize possession of up to 10 grams, but still subject those caught with small amounts to a fine and mandatory drug education, the government said in a press release. Belize stressed that this is not an effort to legalize cannabis. (See the full release below.)</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belize drug war Americas Chatter Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:03:00 +0000 Alex Leff 5712448 at John McAfee, antivirus software pioneer, wanted for questioning over murder in Belize John McAfee, the founder of antivirus software company McAfee, is wanted for questioning over the murder of another US citizen in Belize, according to local police. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belize Americas Technology United States Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:56:32 +0000 Talia Ralph 5725773 at Maya calendar cycle celebrated throughout Central America (PHOTOS) <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 20px;">SAN IGNACIO, Belize &mdash;&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px;">&ldquo;Feliz b&rsquo;aktun!&rdquo; That&#39;s how people in western Belize are greeting each other this week, wishing each other happiness and cheer as the Long Count completes a major cycle.</span></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belize Travel/Tourism Americas World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Mexico Sun, 23 Dec 2012 14:46:00 +0000 Joshua Berman 5730092 at Cockscomb Basin: Where the big cats are <div id="cke_pastebin"> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <span class="s1">COCKSCOMB BASIN &mdash; </span>As humans destroy big cat habitats around the world, this breathtaking Central American wilderness, where the near-threatened jaguar roams, offers conservationists a rare piece of good news.</div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belize Americas Green Want to Know Wildlife News Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:02:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5901147 at