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Monthly Archives: November 2023

ANALYSIS: Would Venezuela Really Invade Essequibo?

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2023, 20:21 by Denis Chabrol By R. Evan Ellis, a Latin America Research Professor at the U.S. Army War College. In the context of unfolding global conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine and the dangers of an increasingly aggressive yet economically fragile People’s Republic of China (PRC), Venezuela’s provocative referendum on its claim to two thirds of the territory of ...

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US National Security Council officials, top Guyana govt representative discuss Venezuela’s referendum

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2023, 17:13 by Denis Chabrol Representatives of the United States’ National Security Council (NSC) this week discussed Venezuela’s December 3 referendum, with the Guyana government on Thursday saying both sides agreed t0 work closely. “The meeting addressed, inter alia, Venezuela’s December 3 referendum. Both sides committed to enhancing cooperation and coordination on this important ...

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United govt, opposition on Venezuela’s claim a platform for addressing other issues- Civil Society Forum

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2023, 16:43 by Denis Chabrol The Civil Society Forum (CSF) on Thursday praised Guyana’s government and opposition for taking a united stand against the Venezuelan government’s efforts to grab Essequibo County through the December 3 referendum, saying that this bodes well for working together to address other major issues. “Never have Guyanese on both ...

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United Airlines announces direct flights to Guyana, but Civil Aviation yet to receive application

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 November 2023, 10:22 by Denis Chabrol The United States-headquartered United Airlines on Thursday announced that it would be offering direct flights from Georgetown to Houston, Texas from April, 2024 but the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said so far it has not received an application from that carrier. United said the decision begin the four ...

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Brazil’s Defense Ministry monitoring Venezuela- Guyana situation, intensifies defense actions on northern border

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 21:37 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday that it is monitoring the situation between Venezuela and Guyana and that defense actions “have been intensified” in the border region, to the north of the country, the highly credible G1.globo.com newspaper reported. According to the Ministry, there was reinforcement of military ...

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Guyana to strengthen its social protection with IDB Support

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 20:11 by Denis Chabrol The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a $30 million loan to strengthen the protection of vulnerable populations in Guyana, the Western Hemispheric financial institution said on Wednesday. “This loan, approved by the IDB’s Board of Executive Directors, will strengthen the Senior Citizen’s Pension program by expanding electronic payments through ...

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OPINION: The enemy must never be trusted

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 12:58 by Denis Chabrol By Dr. Randy Persaud, Professor Emeritus For those of us who have studied international affairs extensively, and who have focused on war, there are a few core principles that must always be followed. Here are the core principles as they apply to the current Guyana-Venezuela situation. Firstly, always take ...

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OPINION: VP Jagdeo reaching new lows; attack Maduro, not Hughes (real men don’t attack women)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 6:57 by Denis Chabrol by GHK Lall New depths are plumbed, new lows reached, when words intended to demean, degrade, diminish, and denigrate are hurled.  I could have used one word, but four with the same meaning are deployed for emphasis.  When hurtful words are used by ordinary citizens they are deplorable, when ...

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Venezuelan communists fear Maduro will suspend presidential election over Guyana controversy

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 6:41 by Denis Chabrol Caracas, Nov 28 (EFE).- The traditional leaders of the Communist Party of Venezuela warned of the possibility that President Nicolás Maduro could declare a state of emergency over the territorial controversy with Guyana, a move that could suspend the presidential elections scheduled for the second half of 2024. The ...

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US, Britain reiterate support for Guyana’s boundary

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 22:47 by Denis Chabrol The United States (US) on Tuesday called on Venezuela to stop the intensification of its demand for Guyana’s 160,000 square kilometre Essequibo County but stayed clear of indicating what might be the consequences of refusing to do so. “We support the territorial sovereignty of Guyana, and we call upon ...

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