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After Party Loss, Venezuela’s Maduro Vows to Continue “Socialist Revolution”

Pres. Nicholas Maduro

After Party Loss, Venezuela’s Maduro Vows to Continue “Socialist Revolution”

Published on Monday, December 07, 2015 by Common Dreams – by  Nadia Prupis, staff writer  – Comments

“I can say today that economic war has triumphed,” president says in concession speech

Venezuela’s right wing won a majority of seats in the country’s National Assembly on Sunday, (December 6, 2015) signalling a major political shift that President Nicolas Maduro said would not suppress Latin America’s socialist revolution.”This is not the time to cry,” Maduro said Sunday, conceding to opposition leaders from the Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD) party, who claimed 99 out of 167 seats, though they may gain more as the ballots continue to be tallied. “It’s the time to fight.   Continue reading

Guyana: Police, soldiers begin seven-month security operation

Police, soldiers begin seven-month security operation

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 12:59- – by   – Demerara Waves

Guyana Defence Force soldiers at a Battle Muster earlier this year.

Guyana Defence Force soldiers at a Battle Muster earlier this year.

Guyanese police and soldiers are being deployed countrywide to combat crime, prepare to counter terrorism and strengthen border security ahead of Venezuela’s elections later this month, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Wednesday.

“Terrorism has no defined borders, terrorism can occur anywhere and if we you feel that you are immune from it, I believe that…we are not immune from that and, therefore, it would be remiss of a government if it does not put into place arrangements which will secure its citizenry and so we are not waiting for something to happen,” he told a news conference.
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Maduro or Guyana? Caricom’s choice – By Mark Wilson – commentary

Maduro or Guyana? Caricom’s choice

By Mark Wilson  – Trinidad Guardian – Published: – Sunday, October 25, 2015

“Could be a second Angola,” an ExxonMobil source last week told Upstream magazine. That’s Guyana’s offshore oil discovery. Angola produces close to two million barrels a day, around the same as Nigeria. 

In August, T&T was producing 75,000 barrels.

ExxonMobil announced its Liza-1 oil find in May. Then they moved fast.

They’re talking a 2018 start-up with 60,000 barrels, ramping up quickly to three times that amount. They will use a floating production storage and offloading vessel, with no time-consuming onshore infrastructure.

ExxonMobil plans four wells offshore Guyana next year. That will cost perhaps US$800 million.   Continue reading