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Banking And Privacy In Belize

“Kathleen, I like your new OOL format (and webpages) and think it will help readers find info more readily.

“We are doing well in Belize (the rains have brought the cool weather back!), but we still look at other places. Kudos on all your efforts and thanks again for your help getting us to where we are now.”

–Bill O., Belize

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“Kathleen, I enjoy your articles. And you’ve motivated me for adventure…I’m almost there.

“But I am baffled by how you and others describe the airport experience in the United States. In your recent article, you actually use the terms ‘excruciating’ and ‘horror stories.’ Why? I just don’t see it.

“I travel extensively throughout the United States and have for many years. Sure, occasionally, long lines. But I plan for that. But I never find the process invasive, difficult, demeaning…it is just a process. Body scanners are quick, simple, and painless (and for the life of me cannot see why anyone would find them embarrassing). The questions are predictable. And since I follow their simple rules, I never have a problem…”

–Don R., United States

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“Kathleen, your analysis of Belize is spot on (I have been to Belize four times). However, why do you think the U.S. or British governments will not eventually compel this small country to violate its current privacy laws, just as they compelled Switzerland (a much richer country) to do?”

–Bruce S., United States

They could. That is, Belize could find itself under pressure from the United States and others. So far, it hasn’t, primarily because it’s so small. Not enough there to fuss over.

Belize is a small, under-the-radar, insignificant-in-the-scheme-of-things place. In today’s world, that’s not a bad thing to be.

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