Not that Belize is without violence now; the overspill of the Mexican drug trade, and that of several other South American countries, has begun to have its impact in a land of high unemployment even in the tourist industry on which Belize depends, a very heavy foreign debt burden, and one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in Central America.
|The Maiden of the Rock, Xunantunich|
Learn more at http://www.nichbelize.org/ia-archaeology/archaeological-sites-and-parks.html,though this site will not tell you about the wanton destruction of the Mayan ruins, by Spanish Catholics over several centuries, and now, today, by construction companies who either want the stone as in-fill rubble or find the ruins in their way (see here for one particularly disgraceful example).
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