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#440534 - 06/14/12 07:35 AM Central American Foreign Born Population in Belize
Marty Offline
By district, 1991, with totals for 1970 and 1980

#440561 - 06/14/12 10:03 AM Re: Central American Foreign Born Population in Belize [Re: Marty]
Amanda Syme Offline
And these show stats that are 10 years old. We know the numbers will have increased over the past 10 years. Belize's culture and mindset is changing rapidly with the influx of foreign culture, ideas, methods and religious beliefs. The gang culture embraced by Belizean youth, based on pop culture on tv is child's play compared to the gang culture we see seeping in from our neighboring countries.

With all of these immigrants, many that are illegal, we are not able to educate the kids and so they are growing up on the streets with no education. The gap of have and have nots is widening and we see more resentments between the rich and the poor and the load Belizeans and the new Belizeans.

It has been decades, generations of shift and change, and the changes are not all good. But, just as the USA evolved over the generations, we will seem extremely good thing and bad things happen with the melding of cultures, ethnicities and belief systems.

We can embrace and model the changes or we can go kicking and screaming, but the changes are happening. Let's make the most of our collectively good features and defeat the inherently bad ones!

#440575 - 06/14/12 11:53 AM Re: Central American Foreign Born Population in Belize [Re: Amanda Syme]
Belize's Foreign Born Population

• Almost 15% of the population is foreign born, of which about 4 in 10 are from Guatemala and 3 in 10 are from El Salvador or Honduras

• 3,279 Belize residents or about 1% of the total Belize population were born in the U.S. (almost double the number in 2000) and 1,567 or 0.5% in China and 667 in Canada

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#440577 - 06/14/12 12:45 PM Re: Central American Foreign Born Population in Belize [Re: Marty]
Judyann H. Offline
Well said Amanda.....
My friends call me Judyann


#440595 - 06/14/12 04:17 PM Re: Central American Foreign Born Population in Belize [Re: Marty]
Katie Valk Offline
Result of UN Commission yrs back for political and economic refugees from our neighboring countries to populate rural areas for agrarian purposes to put food on our tables, which many have and many are great citizens, their kids now grown and taking their place. The legal ones anyway. And also, as we know, citizenship just before elections and those people were never properly vetted. Plenty of bad ones in that lot
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#440619 - 06/14/12 11:35 PM Re: Central American Foreign Born Population in Belize [Re: Marty]
diaspora Offline
Belize needs to understand the difference between what it could mean to be a Belizean national v Belizean citizen.
1. A puerto rican cannot vote in the US general election only in the primary.
2. A Palestinian born in Israel cannot vote.
3. No one can be a citizen of Kuwait unless you can prove your family roots before oil was discovered in the early 1930s


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