Venezuela makes surprise submission to ICJ asserting ownership of Essequibo, Guyana

Venezuela makes surprise submission to ICJ asserting ownership of Essequibo, Guyana

Venezuela has officially submitted documentation to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) asserting its ownership rights over the contested Essequibo region, currently administered by Guyana. Vice President Delcy Rodríguez shared a video on social media depicting Venezuelan representatives loading over 10 boxes of documents into a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, destined for the Peace Palace in […]

Guyana and Venezuela agree not to use force in Essequibo dispute

Guyana and Venezuela agree not to use force in Essequibo dispute

The leaders of Guyana and Venezuela promised at a meeting on Thursday last in St. Vincent that neither side would use threats or force against the other in the dispute over the oil-rich Essequibo region. A joint commission composed of the foreign ministers of both countries and other officials will address the problem, with a […]

Guyana, Venezuela to meet in St Vincent over border dispute

Guyana, Venezuela to meet in St Vincent over border dispute

The presidents of Guyana and Venezuela are set to hold talks in an effort to settle tension between both countries over disputed territory. The talks were brokered by St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, who is head of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and Brazilian President Luiz […]

ICJ orders Venezuela to refrain from action in border dispute with Guyana

ICJ orders Venezuela to refrain from action in border dispute with Guyana

Judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday ordered Venezuela to refrain from taking any action that would alter the situation on the ground in the potentially oil-rich territory that is the subject of a border dispute with Guyana, which controls the area. The court did not expressly forbid Venezuela from going ahead […]

Maduro orders  ‘immediate’ exploitation of oil, gas and mines in Essequibo

Maduro orders  ‘immediate’ exploitation of oil, gas and mines in Essequibo

CARACAS, Venezuela  — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Tuesday directed the country’s state-owned companies to “immediately” begin to explore and exploit the oil, gas and mines in Guyana’s Essequibo region that Venezuela claims as its own. The announcement came a day a day after Maduro got the victory he sought in a weekend referendum on […]

Understanding the Venezuela-Guyana border dispute: A complex interplay of history, security, and corporate interests

Understanding the Venezuela-Guyana border dispute: A complex interplay of history, security, and corporate interests

 By Tamanisha John Despite the reality of US intervention causing inhumane conditions in the region, Venezuela’s push for the annexation of Guyana’s Essequibo region prioritizes its own political objectives, heightening tensions with the US and leaving the Guyanese people without a say in their own fate. This week Venezuela will hold a referendum on annexing […]

Dr. Norgen Wilson appointed Non-Resident Ambassador to Venezuela

Dr. Norgen Wilson appointed Non-Resident Ambassador to Venezuela

Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis – March 14, 2023: His Excellency Dr. Norgen Maxwell Wilson has been appointed as the new non-resident Ambassador of Saint Kitts and Nevis to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Dr. Wilson presented his Letter of Credentials to President Nicolas Maduro in an official ceremony earlier today. Dr. Wilson brings a […]

Dozens killed in Venezuelan landslide

Dozens killed in Venezuelan landslide

At least 25 people have been killed and more than 50 are still missing after landslides swept away their homes in the Venezuelan town of Las Tejerías. About 1,000 emergency personnel are taking part in search and rescue operations. “We’re trying to save whoever we can and are expressing our condolences to all those who […]

Guyana files case to ICJ about oil reserves dispute

Guyana files case to ICJ about oil reserves dispute

Guyana is not backing down. In a recent report, Guyana has submitted a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in a bid to dismiss Venezuela’s longstanding claim to Essequibo, which has recently been found to have huge deposits of oil. Citing Guyana’s foreign minister, the report said that the Caribbean nation “now looks […]

Colombian rebel commander ‘El Paisa’ killed in Venezuela

Colombian rebel commander ‘El Paisa’ killed in Venezuela

A dissident former leader of Colombia’s Farc rebels has been killed in an ambush in Venezuela, local media reported last Sunday. Hernán Darío Velásquez, nicknamed El Paisa, was reportedly shot dead in Venezuela’s Apure state. His death has not been officially confirmed and the Colombian army said it had no knowledge of the killing. Local […]

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