Venezuela begins cutting ties with Guyana; warns it won’t back down in border dispute

Venezuela begins cutting ties with Guyana; warns it won’t back down in border dispute

Nicolas Maduro


CARACAS, Venezuela, Wednesday July 8, 2015 – “We are victims of dispossession. I say this to our friends and also to our enemies: No one will ever get Venezuela to renounce her historical rights to the Essequibo.”

With those words, and the announcement that Venezuela is recalling its ambassador in Guyana Reyna Margarita Arratia, reviewing relations with that CARICOM nation, and scaling down embassy staff in Georgetown, President Nicolás Maduro sent a strong message to his neighbour that his country would not be backing down from its claims of maritime territory.  

Addressing Parliament on Monday, Maduro also blasted his Guyanese counterpart, David Granger, accusing him of taking part in a campaign to make Venezuela look bad.

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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 07/08/2015 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks for the update.
    Will Guyana become the new battlefront between the US and Venezuela? Following developments.

  • Winston Yaw  On 07/09/2015 at 12:40 am

    Mad dog Maduro using the border dispute to redirect his people’s anger at his inability to supply them with toilet paper and tampons. He seems willing to start a shooting war to get his nuts out of the fire of an underperforming economy

  • de castro  On 07/09/2015 at 4:53 am

    It seems the “decendant” of the Spanish conquistadors wishes to change history.
    MADuro s ambitions are getting the better of him.
    Prior to 1895 who occupied Essequibo …..Dutch French British never Spanish
    or Portuguese…..before that Amerindians/Aboriginals.
    If anything Essequibo belongs to the latter.
    Today who resides in Essequibo…..squatters rights !
    What language they speak….their culture.?

    Reminds me of Gibraltar issue where 30.000 residents voted in referendum to remain BRITISH. They speak Spanish at home but English in schools.

    Maduro….Hugo Chavez successor or Franco s.? Venezuela a Russia MK2…..
    Reintroducing “cold war” diplomacy.?
    Sorry comrade maduro you must move forward…. Russian communistic policy has failed its people China s capitalism has replaced communism.

    Am sure the US administration will resolve the issue “diplomatically” as even Chavez did not wish confrontation with the USA military might…?.he was no fool.
    Soon CUBA will return to capitalistic ideas where does that leave maduro…..
    Russian missiles in Venezuela……a fool and his power are soon parted/thwarted.
    Instead of “saber rattling” maduro should be assisting/helping his neighbours
    to develop their oil industry in partnership.More economics less politricks.!

    My spin

    Rose like the question !😈
    Venezuela CUBA MK2 ? 😀

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