Guyana\Venezuela Territorial Border Dispute Erupts Again

For more than a century, Venezuela and Guyana have been arguing about where their border should be — or at least Venezuela has.
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For more than a century, Venezuela and Guyana have been arguing about where their border should be — or at least Venezuela has.

Last week, that long-running territorial dispute erupted again when Venezuela’s regime — and even its political opposition — issued an unusual joint statement insisting that three-fourths of Guyana actually belongs to Venezuela.

Guyana angrily called Venezuela's latest turf declaration “an overt threat to [our] sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

“The claim by Venezuela on Guyana is not only absurd in terms of the basis of the claim but in terms of the size of the claim,” said Carl Greenidge, a former vice president of Guyana and the agent representing the country in this case at the U.N.'s International Court of Justice, or World Court, in the Hague.

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