45th Anniversary of Terrorist Bombing of Cubana Flight 455 in Barbados

Kawsachun News Left: Commander in Chief Fidel Castro embraces Carlos Alberto Cremata, son of one of the victims of the terrorist attack and president of the Committee of Relatives of the Victims of the Cubana 455 terrorist attack, in front of the monument commemorating the victims. Barbados, December 7, 2005. Photo: Ismael Francisco Today marks…

Tradewinds2021 : Southern Command Prepares Military Exercises in Guyana

Daniela Jiménez A new threat against Venezuela is being forged at the Final Planning Conference for the Tradewinds exercise, which is supposedly aimed at the security of the multinational Caribbean, sponsored by the U.S. Southern Command. This will take place in June and will be carried out in several locations in Guyana, a country with…

Guyana and Venezuela: Neo-imperial Sentences

María Alejandra Díaz Marín The National Territory of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela cannot and may not be ceded, transferred, leased, or in any way alienated, temporarily or partially, to any foreign State or to subjects of international law; This is expressed in our Constitution in Articles 10 and 13 where it defines that “the…

US Uses Guyana to Harass Venezuela

Andrés Gaudin The Venezuelan government has pledged to defend the country’s claim over the Essequibo Strip. (Presidential Press) Oil is always the great desire and corporations are mapping out the terrain for Biden. Once the direct military option has been ruled out, they insert a wedge in an old border dispute while destabilizing actions persist….

When Transnationals Cultivate War: The Venezuela-Guyana Case

Misión Verdad The Venezuelan-Guyanese dispute has increased in volume and frequency, the cartelized and globalized media are hovering around the issue with the typical pattern that precedes the attacks by the West on “failed States” to impose “peace and democracy” which, in the long run, will never arrive. On previous occasions, their repeated “information” has…

How Ottawa is Helping Wealthy Corporations Grab Guyana’s Oil

Yves Engler Why is Canada pushing Guyana, an impoverished nation of 800,000 people, into conflict with Venezuela while helping multinational corporations grab its oil? Recently, Canadian officials criticized Venezuela’s position regarding its territorial dispute with Guyana, which sits on the northeastern tip of South America. Soon after the United States put out a statement on…

Guyana Oil Find: A Poisoned Chalice?

The Guyana-Suriname Basin (Map – Apache Corp.) Guyana agreed to lose billions on pre-contract, interest costs, while Suriname says ‘not here’ Guyana’s leaders are so determined to grant extremely generous fiscal terms to oil companies, that they have agreed to forfeit billions of United States dollars, which could have gone to housing the homeless, making…

US & Guyana Unveil Joint Military Patrols on Oil-Rich Venezuela Border

Paul Dobson US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announces the patrols alongside Guyana’s newly installed conservative president, Irfaan Ali. (Resumen Latinoamericano) The US and Guyanese governments have announced that they are to begin joint military patrols on the disputed Venezuela-Guyana border. The decision comes amid increased oil exploration in the territorial waters of the Essequibo…

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…