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Sunday, August 8, 2010

BELIZE

Formerly British Honduras, this independent Central American country has a disproportionate intelligence  significance because of the long-term threat posed by neighboring Guatemala, which does not recognize the  government, sends two members to the national assembly representing the province, and ensures it appears on  official maps as an integral part of the country. In 1975 Royal Naval Buccaneer ground-attack aircraft were  launched from an aircraft carrier to fly along the frontier in a successful attempt to deter an invasion, and since then jungle training for British Special Forces has been conducted close to the frontier and Harrier jump-jets  have acted as an effective deterrent to Guatemalan aggression.