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Russia, Guyana officials to meet on claim of British military base in Essequibo River

Guyana has written to Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov expressing concern about false information that has been peddled that Britain has set up a military base in Guyana to destabilise Venezuela. Mr. Greenidge says Mr. Lavrov has since replied. Mr. Greenidge says he expects the issue will be resolved in another couple of weeks, but he declined to say whether ...

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Venezuelan rivals cross swords over relinquishing claim of oil-rich Guyana’s Essequibo

Reproduced from Argus Media Venezuela’s rival political authorities are trading accusations of relinquishing the country’s historical claim to a large swath of neighboring Guyana on the eve of ExxonMobil’s launch of offshore production there. Venezuela’s executive vice president Delcy Rodriguez today released what she says is a months-old tape of Vanessa Neumann, the UK envoy of opposition leader Juan Guaido, ...

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Guyana, Britain deny Russia claim of military base being constructed on Essequibo island to destabilise Venezuela

Guyana and Britain on Friday rubbished Russia’s claim that a British military base was being constructed on one of the Essequibo islands to train Venezuelan refugees to destabilise the Nicolás Maduro-led government. The Foreign Ministry here called on Russia to withdraw the statement by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Vladimirovna Zakharova, during a briefing on Thursday on the sidelines of ...

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Venezuela’s President discusses border controversy with UN Secretary General’s envoys

Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday told top United Nations (UN) officials on a visit to Caracas that his country was keen on finding a resolution to the border controversy with Guyana. Before meeting with UN Assistant Secretary General on Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenca, the Venezuelan leader was quoted by sections of the media there as saying on television that ...

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UN to send another border fact-finding mission to Guyana

Guyana remains optimistic that United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon will refer the border controversy with Venezuela for a juridical settlement, even as he prepares to dispatch another fact-fining mission to Georgetown. Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge said a United Nations team would shortly visit Georgetown and Caracas. “The SG will at some point in the near future send ...

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Decomposed body of missing Venezuelan soldier found in Cuyuni River

The decomposed body of a missing Venezuelan soldier was Thursday morning found in the Cuyuni River in Guyana near the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) location and handed over to the military of that neighbouring Spanish-speaking nation, the Ministry of the Presidency said. On Thursday, January 21, 2016 at approximately 8:10 hours, Private W. Zamora, an enlisted rank of the Venezuelan ...

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