Belize is again cited for corruption in the international press. An article on Noticieros Televisa, issued on June first states that several countries are facing political crises due to corruption, which could be detrimental if no measures are taken by respective countries. The article lists countries where corruption is rampant and starts with Mexico and then Belize. The case used to showcase such corruption is that of the estranged US citizen John Mcaffee who has accused the Prime Minister of rampant corruption.
According to the article, Mcaffee accuses Prime Minister Dean Barrow of stealing eighty million dollars he had donated for projects within Belize. Now that is what Mcaffee is saying and he has also accused the police and government of other crimes against him.
With no evidence in hand it all comes up to just claims, but whether the accusations are all true or not, they have served only to further mar the country’s image internationally as Belize continues to be cited for corruption and high crime rate. Other countries cited for corruption in the article are Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Mcaffee, you may recall, is being wanted by Belize Police for questioning in the murder of his San Pedro neighbor. He has denied having anything to do with the murder. In fact he fled the country after finding out he was wanted for questioning.
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