Central American Belize Votes for new PM With Economy Hamstrung by Pandemic

The Caribbean country’s economy shrank on an annual basis in every quarter from April-June last year through to the second quarter of 2020, the latest period for which data is available, according to government statistics.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Belize voted on Wednesday, November 11th, for a new prime minister to replace Dean Barrow, who is stepping down after more than a dozen years in charge as the Central American country grapples with an economic slump deepened by the coronavirus pandemic.

Barrow’s conservative United Democratic Party (UDP) is now in the hands of Patrick Faber, who is battling its traditional center-left adversary, the People’s United Party (PUP), to secure a fourth consecutive UDP term in office.

Faber faces a tough contest against PUP leader, former deputy prime minister Johnny Briceno, with discontent . . .

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