Belize http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20089/all en Mexico's drug war comes to Belize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111005/mexicos-drug-war-finds-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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111005/mexicos-drug-war-finds-belize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belize Mexico Drug War Americas Business Tue, 11 Oct 2011 15:00:40 +0000 Nick Miroff 5676960 at http://www.globalpost.com Belize could decriminalize pot possession http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/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="http://www.globalpost.com/series/legalize-it">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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/belize-could-decriminalize-pot-possession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belize drug war Americas Chatter Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:03:00 +0000 Alex Leff 5712448 at http://www.globalpost.com John McAfee, antivirus software pioneer, wanted for questioning over murder in Belize http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/121112/john-mcafee-antivirus-software-pioneer-questioning-murder 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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/121112/john-mcafee-antivirus-software-pioneer-questioning-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belize Americas Technology United States Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:56:32 +0000 Talia Ralph 5725773 at http://www.globalpost.com Maya calendar cycle celebrated throughout Central America (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/121223/maya-calendar-cycle-celebrations-central-america-belize <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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/121223/maya-calendar-cycle-celebrations-central-america-belize" 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 http://www.globalpost.com Cockscomb Basin: Where the big cats are http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/130802/belize-cockscomb-sanctuary-jaguar-corridor-big-cats-conservation <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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/wildlife-news/130802/belize-cockscomb-sanctuary-jaguar-corridor-big-cats-conservation" 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 http://www.globalpost.com