Connect to share and comment

Cuban man accused in Miami gold heist arrested in Belize

By David Quinones MIAMI (Reuters) - After a 14-month manhunt in four countries, a Cuban man accused of a $2.8 million Miami gold heist is in custody in Belize and could be headed back to the United States to face charges, authorities and a private investigator said on Thursday.

Belize police confirm man's body found that of missing Canadian Brian Townsend

EDMONTON - Police in central America have confirmed that a body found in Guatemala is that of a Canadian man who was reported missing on Christmas. Brian Townsend, who lived in the Central American country of Belize for the last nine years doing missionary work, was believed to have been abducted from his home on Christmas Eve. On Dec. 27, a body with no identification was found in Guatemala, about 15 minutes from the border.

Software pioneer McAfee says he will testify about murder in Belize

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Computer software pioneer John McAfee said on Wednesday he will testify willingly about the murder of his American neighbor in Belize last year, as he seeks to defend himself from a wrongful death lawsuit that blames him for the killing. McAfee, 68, was named by police in Belize as a person of interest in the November 11, 2012, shooting of Gregory Faull, but he fled the small Central American country before he could be questioned.

Mexican foreign secretary to visit Mexico-Belize border region

Mexico City, Aug 24 (EFE).- Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade is scheduled to visit the region along the border with Belize on Sunday, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said. Meade plans to visit different areas along Mexico's 236.5-kilometer (147-mile) border with Belize and is slated to meet with his Belizean counterpart, Wilfred Elrington, the secretariat said. "This working visit is in response to the strategic importance that Mexico places on Belize in the context of having a southern border that is prosperous and secure," the secretariat said.

U.S. beat Cuba to reach Gold Cup quarter-finals

(Reuters) - In-form striker Chris Wondolowski scored twice to steer the United States to a comfortable 4-1 win over Cuba on Saturday and a guaranteed place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-finals. Wondolowski continued his red-hot form for the American national team with two superbly taken goals in the second half to clinch an expected win after Cuba had grabbed a surprise lead.

Belizean gov't slams construction firm for destroying ancient Mayan pyramid

Guatemala City, May 16 (EFE).- The destruction of a 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid by a company constructing a highway near the Nohmul archaeological site in northern Belize is "unforgivable," the government said. The company moved bulldozers and backhoes through the Nohmul complex, practically wiping out one of the largest Mayan pyramids in the Central American country.

Belize strikes deal to restructure outstanding debt

Belize on Friday struck a deal with a majority of its creditors to renegotiate longer terms and lower interest rates, officials said Friday. "The government of Belize today announced that the holders of 86.17 percent of dollar bonds due in 2029 have exchanged the instruments for new bonds maturing in 2038," said an official statement. The country needed agreement from at least 75 percent of its creditors to move forward with the deal.
Syndicate content