Belize Gangs- A Belizean Terror

The north most nation of Central America, Belize holds a unique feature of being the only region there with signs of British Heritage. A place of flawless and exquisite charm is always attracting loads of praise not only from tourists but even locals.

Even this elegance has another side, just like a coin has the other side, a mirror having the darker side. There is a sight beyond all lights, a life beyond all lies.  The other not so charming facet of this place is its infamous aspect. It is also a home to the most notorious Belize gangs of Central America, which are formed on pretext of developing the weaker section of the society. Unlike what these gangs say, they are often caught doing the exact opposite. The most feared of all has been the 1960’s UBAD, United Black Association for Development concealed by Evan X Hyde. This was one of the gangs of Belize that was always engaged in activities, which saw bloodshed and extreme violence.

Fearing those individuals would not come out of their homes, thinking they might either be killed or would be solicited to join these gangs. The nation over the past years had “Unlawful Assembly” as a declared crime, annoying those who always had the intention of forming groups planning action against the Belizean Government. The Belize government being a monarchy, feared of their reprisal hence, it all continued to haunt the Belizean people.  Shedding under the same virtue, many more gangs have come up just for the fun of being the most feared. Unlike, UBAD these small Belize gangs are involved in criminal activities or mischief as robbing, betting, threatening, killing and raping.

Amongst all this menace the government has come up with a Belizean Special Force, which barely received a year of police and military training altogether. This force would often raid the UBAD’s headquarters and would arrest people even those who were found walking down the street. The force’s repeated arrest attack’s and indicting charges resulted in the UBAD making its way into politics, for bringing that change. All the years that have gone by has never seen any extinction of these gangs. The others are still in force today though not that widely as it used to be because of the interference of American force. The law in Belize must be stronger and the Belizean people must stand up for themselves if they want their lives to be a living heaven….not a living hell.

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