The Hidden History of Canada’s Influence and Interference in Guyana

Yves Engler Components of a wheel excavator used to move sand onto conveyor belts at one of Alcan’s bauxite mines near MacKenzie, British Guyana. Photo by Henry Hamilton/Flickr. Reflecting an extreme imbalance in power, people in Guyana are well informed about Canadian activity in their country, but our media seldom mentions the small nation on…

Guyana: Sovereignty Imperilled by Disputed Election

Tamanisha J. John Guyana is facing political turmoil given that the March 2020 elections have yet to be recognized by the incumbent APNU + AFC alliance coalition government. As of July 28th 2020, the APNU + AFC alliance coalition government claims that their electoral loss to the PPP/C almost 5 months ago, was an orchestrated…

Guayana Esequiba, a Robbery, Various Courts, and Great Riches

Marco Teruggi The International Court of Justice in the Hague has begun the debate to decide whether it has jurisdiction to deal with the request of Guyana with respect to the territory known as Esequibo, which is disputed with Venezuela. What is behind this request? Why is it occurring now and what is does the…

Guyana: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Prior to 2020 Elections

Martin Pastor The small Caribbean country of Guyana is on the brink of becoming one of the largest oil-producing nations in the world thanks to the 2015 discovery of major offshore oil deposits. The revenue is expected to generate an estimated US$168 billion over the life of the project until 2056, representing 120 times Guyana’s…

Venezuela: ‘Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace Has Triumphed’

A total of 10 of the countries of the self-styled Lima Group have rectified their position regarding the document condemning the expulsion of two exploration vessels of the transnational ExxonMobil that were in Venezuelan jurisdictional waters and challenging the legitimacy of the Venezuelan Government. “The Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace has triumphed! 10 countries that subscribed…

Venezuela Signs Decree to Protect Orinoco Delta Region

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signed a decree Friday to protect the sovereignty of the Orinoco Delta region. The decision follows the recent incursion of two vessels hired by the transnational ExxonMobil in jurisdictional waters. During the Council of Ministers of the Venezuelan cabinet, held at the Miraflores Palace, President Maduro made the document that supports…

Venezuela Regrets Caricom’s Biased Position on Guyana’s Incursion

The National Government lamented on Thursday the biased pronouncement issued by the Community of Caribbean States (Caricom) on the incursion of hydrocarbon exploration vessels, contracted by Guyana, into jurisdictional waters of Venezuela. A statement released by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs responded to “inaccurate assumptions” that result from “having only the version of one of…