Guatemala Condemns Teen'south Killing in Belize Border Incident

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 3:50 AM

President Jimmy Morales calls it a "cowardly and excessive attack" and says he's summoned his ambassador to Belize for consultations. Guatemalan authorities declare teenager Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano, his father and younger brother were attacked Wednesday as they planted crops close the Sarstun River in the northern dept of Peten.

Guatemala is condemning the killing of a 13-year-old boy, allegedly by Belizean soldiers close the two countries' border.

President Jimmy Morales calls it a "cowardly and excessive attack" and says he's summoned his ambassador to Belize for consultations.

Guatemalan authorities declare teenager Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano, his father and younger brother were attacked Wednesday as they planted crops close the Sarstun River in the northern dept of Peten. The father and brother were wounded.

Belize'south government said Thursday in a statement that its troops were investigating illegal logging when they detained a Guatemalan man just interior Belizean territory. It said the patrol came below fire around nightfall and responded in kind. It said that before leaving, the soldiers found the boy'south body, which was taken to Belize City.

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