The Embassy of Belize
The Embassy of Belize was established after the country achieved independence from Great Britain in 1981. The country is ran by a Governor-General, who acts as a representative for the constitutional Head of State Queen Elizabeth II. The Governor-General must be a Belezean, like the US president must be an American (Government of Belize). The United States, a country formed by immigrants, is home to the largest population of Belizeans outside Belize (U.S. Relations).
Backstory and Context
However, trading is not the only partnership Belize had with the United States. Because the United States is home to over 70,000 Belizeans, the U.S. and Belize governments have been working together to fight international crime and reinforce citizen security. The two governments are working together to aid international citizens (U.S. Relations).
Before Belize was an independent nation, it was a British colony known as British Honduras. On September 21, 1981, Belize officially achieved complete independence from Great Britain. Despite being an independent nation, the Queen of England is the Head of State. After becoming independent, Belize became a member of several international institutions: the United Nations, the Nonaligned Movement, the Organization of American States and the Association of Caribbean States (Government of Belize).
U.S. Relations With Belize. U.S. Department of State. Accessed February 22, 2017. https://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/1955.htm.
Bilateral Relations. Embassy of Belize Washington DC. Accessed February 22, 2017. http://www.embassyofbelize.gov.bz/work-of-embassy/bilateral-relations.html.