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Guatemala votes to ask UN court to resolve Belize border spat


GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalans on Sunday voted to ask the top United Nations court to resolve its claim that it owns half the territory of its neighbour Belize, a dispute that dates back to Spanish and British colonial rule of the region.

With more than 90 percent of votes counted on Sunday evening, the overwhelming majority voted to ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ), based in The Hague, to intervene.

   

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