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Navigating the Tensions: The US Role in the Guyana-Venezuela Conflict

eyesonsuriname 1. Historical Context The longstanding territorial dispute between Guyana and Venezuela has its roots in colonial history. The Essequibo region, rich in natural resources, has been a point of contention for centuries. Guyana, a former British colony, claims the area based on historical boundaries, while Venezuela asserts that the 1899 Arbitral Award was invalid.…
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Venezuela annexes part of Guyana

Venezuela annexes oil-rich parts of Guyana

Centuries Old Territorial Dispute Flames Up  eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 22 March 2024 — Venezuela’s National Assembly Thursday passed a law creating a new region in the oil-rich Essequibo territory under Guyanese control since the late 1800s on which Caracas claims sovereignty. The Venezuelan Parliament unanimously approved the creation of the state of Guayana Esequiba, which is…
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Guyana Stands Strong

Safeguarding a Nation Committed to Peace eyesonsuriname Guyana, a beacon of peace and stability in the heart of South America, recently reaffirmed its dedication to regional cooperation under the leadership of President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali at the CELAC summit. However, with ongoing border disputes with Venezuela, questions arise about how Guyana can safeguard its…
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Guyana alerts int’l partners on reports of Venezuela military mobilization near border

Guyana alerts int’l partners on reports of Venezuela military mobilization near border

The government of Guyana has issued a statement expressing its concern over reports of increased military activities and troop mobilization by Venezuelan forces in proximity to the country’s borders. In response to these developments, Guyana has taken steps to address the situation, including informing its international partners and taking measures to safeguard its sovereignty. The…
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Latin America

Warning from Latin America

Economic stagnation, popular frustration and polarization eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, June 19th 2022– When they vote in a presidential run-off election this weekend [ June 18/19th 2022 ] Colombians face a difficult choice between two ill-qualified populists.  The choice between presidential candidates in Colombia has become worryingly familiar in all of Latin and South American elections.  On the left, Gustavo…
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Luiz Inacio da Silva

Lula x Bolsonaro

Brazil, Brazil eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, May 11th 2022–Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva warned the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro that the latter’s days as head of state were “numbered.” The leftist leader said those words during a speech in Belo Horizonte, which was already a part of the Workers’ Party candidate’s campaign. Bolsonaro, your days…
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Irfaan Ali President Guyana

The Oil Curse

Stark Warning Guyana President Goes for Suriname as well Financial Times/ eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, May 4th 2022–The president of Guyana, the world’s fastest-growing economy, is inviting investors to back his ambitious vision to transform the small South American country into a regional health, education and transport hub with the help of burgeoning oil wealth. We’re investing tremendously…
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Unified South Amerian Currency

Lula’s advisors: unified currency for Latin America

And Suriname ? eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, May 3d 2022–Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva and his economic team would push for a unified regional currency like the Euro to end South America’s inclination to the US dollar should he win the Oct. 2 elections over the incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, it was reported Monday. We…
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