Honduras, Venezuela have world’s highest murder rates: U.N.
But Belize is #3. Way to go Belize!
Rather sad all around. Venezuela was once one of the richest, most prosperous, and peaceful places in South America. But 10 years of corrupt crony socialism has turned it into a complete hell-hole.
Belize isn’t too far behind sadly. I used to live there, and feel bad about what I am seeing. The government has more or less decided to sit on the fence, leaning to Venezuela while obeying the USA like a chastised child. This policy is leading Belize to ruin. Its “financial sector”, never much to begin with, is dead. The violence and bad press will drive tourists away, not to mention the somewhat unfriendly attitude of many Belizeans to foreigners. The government is anti-business and is busy turning the country from a sleepy free market haven where anyone could start a business in their garage or porch into a lazy ineptly over-regulated country that stifles any business not related to those currently in government.