Well, the much-anticipated Hurricane Ernesto blew through without much fuss. And two other tropical depressions that were lining up in the Caribbean dissipated and didn’t cause much damage outside of a bit of flooding in Corozal.

So the biggest storm we’re weathering so far this month is from the designation by the U.S. Treasury Department of a local Belizean business owner as being tied to Mexican drug cartels. This usually results in the U.S. freezing all of his assets in the States, and overseas banks can choose to do the same.

The local news has been all over the story with interviews of the designee, his employees, and even our Public Affairs officer here at the embassy. A few low-level threats have been thrown our way ranging from possible protests to legal action, but not much has materialized yet. And we are hoping it stays that way.

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