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Charts the main occasions and noteworthy dates within the political histories of the international locations of the region.* Alphabetically indexed person state chapters* Chronologically lists the most important occasions of every state* Covers the commercial, social and cultural advancements that experience affected the political heritage of every state

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1 February 1989: The former Minister of Finance, Richie Haynes, resigned from the DLP and founded the National Democratic Party (NDP), which became the main opposition party. 22 January 1991: At a general election the DLP retained 18 of the 28 seats in the enlarged House of Assembly, the BLP secured the remaining 10 seats. Sandiford remained Prime Minister. 7 June 1994: Sandiford lost a parliamentary vote of ‘no confidence’ following a number of controversial political appointments. 6 September 1994: Sandiford’s DLP was comprehensively defeated by the BLP at legislative elections; the BLP secured 19 seats in the House of Assembly, compared with eight for the DLP.

January 1993: The Supreme Court announced that the former President, Collor de Mello, was to stand trial, as an ordinary citizen, on charges of passive corruption and criminal association. April 1993: In a national referendum, the electorate rejected the both the reintroduction of a parliamentary system of government and the restoration of a monarchy. April 1993: The PDT and later the Partido Socialista Brasileiro (PSB), withdrew from the ruling coalition, in response to President Franco’s decision to proceed with the privatization of the National Steel Company.

January 2000: Belizean security personnel killed a Guatemalan civilian, claiming that they had acted in ‘self-defence’. February 2000: Guatemala announced that it would pursue its territorial claim to an area of Belize through international courts. In the same month a bomb exploded at the Guatemalan embassy in Belmopan. 8 March 2000: The Belizean ambassador was expelled from Guatemala after it was revealed that he had assisted the flight from the country of three Belizean border guards who had been detained in Guatemala.

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