Tensions between Belize and Guatemala are at an all time high this afternoon, as some 3,000 Guatemalan troops are reportedly on their way to the Belizean border and expected to arrive over the weekend.

Guatemala has had a centuries old territorial claim over the CARICOM nation.

Several incidents over the past few months, including the shooting of a Belizean police sergeant near the western border, and a standoff between the two countries’ militaries along the southern border, have inflamed the hostilities.

Here’s more from Indira Craig at Channel 7 News Belize.

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