Venezuela wants Guyana to negotiate border dispute

Venezuela wants Guyana to negotiate border dispute

CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuela  has renewed its position that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) does not have the jurisdiction to hear the border dispute with Guyana and urged Georgetown to renew negotiations between themselves on the matter. The date set aside for the start of public hearings into whether the ICJ has jurisdiction to hear […]

Guyana-Venezuela border case heads to the International Court of Justice

Guyana-Venezuela border case heads  to the International  Court of Justice

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge, has noted that Guyana is appreciative that its border case with Venezuela will go before the International  Court of Justice (ICJ). The date set aside for the start of public hearings into whether the ICJ has jurisdiction to hear the case, is June 30. “We […]

International Court to hear Guyana/Venezuela border dispute next month

International Court to hear Guyana/Venezuela border dispute next month

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela is set to go before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) next month. The ICJ has scheduled a hearing for the week of March 23, on the controversy arising from Venezuela’s contention that the Arbitral Award of October 3, 1899 establishing the boundary with Guyana […]

US sanctions puts Trinidad-Venezuela gas deal on hold

US sanctions puts Trinidad-Venezuela gas deal on hold

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad –The Trinidad and Tobago Government disclosed that a 2013 agreement with Venezuela for the joint development of a natural gas field straddling their maritime border has been put on hold. And Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has blamed the decision on the United States’ imposition of sanctions on Venezuela’s state-owned oil […]

Barbados PM Mottley urges UN to support Venezuelan dialogue

Barbados PM Mottley urges UN to support Venezuelan dialogue

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has made an emphatic call at the United Nations to support dialogue on Venezuela’s political troubles and oppose war threats. Said the PM: “The Venezuelan people must be allowed to decide on their future according to the principles of the United Nations Charter, principles of non-intervention and non-interference, prohibition of […]

Venezuela opposition breaks with Guaido; signs deal

Venezuela opposition breaks with Guaido; signs deal

CARACAS – A minority group of opposition parties in Venezuela agreed last Monday to enter negotiations with President Nicolas Maduro’s government without the participation of U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, eroding his efforts to hold together a coalition to confront the socialist administration. The agreement was signed by representatives of several opposition parties alongside Maduro’s […]

Venezuelan troops on alert on Colombian border

Venezuelan troops on alert on Colombian border

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro declared an “orange alert” last Tuesday in the states that border with Colombia due to the threat of military aggression by the neighboring country. An orange alert means that the Venezuelan army must be at the ready against aggression from the neighboring country, waiting for the call to arms. “We know […]

UN says US sanctions on Venezuela could have ‘Far-Reaching Implications’

UN says US sanctions on Venezuela could have ‘Far-Reaching Implications’

NEW YORK, United States – A new set of unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on Venezuela this past has triggered the concern of the United Nations’ top rights official who says she fears the move will have a “potentially severe impact” on the human rights of the South American nation’s “long-suffering” people. Tensions […]

Guaido and Maduro to meet in Barbados

Guaido and Maduro to meet in Barbados

After weeks of dismissing persistent calls by Caracas to resume dialogue, US-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has agreed to talks in Barbados, while still calling President Nicolas Maduro a “usurper” who must go. Guaido, who declared himself ‘interim president’ of Venezuela in January and has since enlisted the support of the US and its […]