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New Commentaries

New Commentaries have been added.  The latest is:Belize: The people have spoken, politicians should respect them.  In the wake of a May 8th referendum in which 65% of the electorate voted and 55.3% agreed to submit the long-standing territorial claim to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for final settlement, the commentary argues that a challenge in the Belizean Court by the opposition, People’s United Party (PUP), that a Special Agreement between the governments of Belize and Guatemala is unconstitutional, should be withdrawn.   The majority of the Belizean people have spoken and in democracies the will of the majority prevails.   Further, there was a vigorous campaign leading to the referendum in which the PUP and others strongly voiced their opposing opinions and positions to the public. Nonetheless, the majority voted to submit the territorial claim to the ICJ.   There can be no greater nor more powerful voice than that of the majority in any society. The PUP should now do the right thing and drop their case.