Belize is a small nation on the Caribbean coast of Central America. It is a known 'tax haven'.
Belize is home to a developing offshore financial industry, including eight offshore banks, one offshore insurance company, 23 trust companies, and 38,471 registered offshore corporations. In 2006 the country's officials reported an increase in financial crimes, including bank fraud, forgery, and counterfeiting. 
- Lord Ashcroft - Conservative party donor, defence advisor to UK government coalition government has close links to the Bank of Belize and is a resident.
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- “International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, Volume II: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes,” U.S. Department of State Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (3/06), at 92-94. cited in "Tax Havens Abuses, the Enablers, the Tools and Secrecy", United States Senate PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, RELEASED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS AUGUST 1, 2006 HEARING