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header1 Issues of concern

  • Significant struggles with corruption continue, and there are persistent problems with procurement processes and officials’ financial disclosure statements.
  • Discrimination against LGBT+ people and Indigenous groups, particularly those of Mayan descent, persists, affecting their ability to engage in political processes.
  • Belize remains among the countries with the highest per capita murder rates in the world.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    87 100 free