Guatemala deploys 3,000 troops to disputed border with Belize

A Guatemalan soldier on guard duty at a military post near the border with Belize in 2000Guatemala has deployed 3,000 troops to its disputed border with Belize following a shooting incident that killed a Guatemalan teen, Defense Minister Williams Mansilla told AFP on Friday. “It is a preventive measure, it is not a declaration of war,” Mansilla said by telephone from northern Guatemala, where he was overseeing the deployment. Previously, Guatemala had 400 troops along the border.

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