Belize crime

This item appears on page 21 of the September 2008 issue.

The U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, Belize, has warned travelers of increases in violent crime in the capital as well as in the central and western regions of the country. Shootings and armed robberies have increased in both urban and rural areas, especially in Belize City. The government has deployed military troops in the west and on the border with Guatemala.