Belize Introduction - 2002
SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize (formerly British Honduras) until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. The country remains plagued by high unemployment, growing involvement in the South American drug trade, and increased urban crime.
NOTE: The information regarding Belize on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Belize Introduction 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Belize Introduction 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.