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#406634 - 04/30/11 05:27 PM PUP Accuses PUP Of Guat Conspiracy  
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Marty Offline
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The National Perspective newspaper is a PUP paper - no doubt about that, but most informed observers say it represents the old guard - and a seriously hawkish element in that "O-G."

And that's why the paper stunned us with its headline today which accused the PUP of receiving financing from Guatemala! That's right, the paper alleges that it's an arrangement worked out principally by Narda Garcia, who sits on the PUP executive and her sister, Sandra Torres, who is the former Guatemalan first lady and now a frontrunner to be that country's next president.

The article in the Perspective alleges that Guatemala's ruling party, has indicated that it will make funds available to the PUP and in exchange Garcia - would get certain leverage within the executive.

The Perspective says the information about what it calls a conspiracy is "unsubstantiated but consistent." We were unable to reach party leader John Briceno for comment. Narda Garcia had no comment and would only say that she has a family relationship with her sister and they do not get into each other's politics.

Now, while there's nothing by way of fact to support the claim at this time - the news in it right now is the seriousness of the attack on PUP leader John Briceno's leadership from no less than a PUP newspaper.

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#406657 - 05/01/11 08:19 AM Re: PUP Accuses PUP Of Guat Conspiracy [Re: Marty]  
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So, I guess that one was born in Guatemala and one in Belize? People who are non-Belizean (or non-Guatemalan) can be in their country's politics?

#406658 - 05/01/11 08:22 AM Re: PUP Accuses PUP Of Guat Conspiracy [Re: Marty]  
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Oh boy , Everyone please produce the long form of their Birth Certificate!

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#406664 - 05/01/11 09:03 AM Re: PUP Accuses PUP Of Guat Conspiracy [Re: Marty]  
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Both sisters were born in Guate. Their mom was Mayor of Melchor and went to school in San Ignacio as kids. Sandra Torres is a fascinating read; aligned to the poor in the rural districts, where she'll get most of the votes. Running for Pres against Avila Perez, from military in Guate, who will get most of the votes in the urban areas. Law in Belize is you have to be born here to to be PM, but not an area rep or minister. Laws in Guate are much more complicated and think relatives third removed are not allowed to immediately succeed a relative. So Torres, married to present president Colon, was granted a divorce two weeks ago and no longer related to the current pres, can run for the office. Narda ran Belize Social Security during PUP when all the money was given away to croonies who could not repay and knew nothing when on the stand during the hearings chaired by Merlene Bailey Martinez. Both sisters are politically ambitious. Sandra alarmingly so.

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#406690 - 05/01/11 04:06 PM Re: PUP Accuses PUP Of Guat Conspiracy [Re: Marty]  
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Interesting. Thank you Katie

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