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Venezuela warns Canada over mining activities in Guyana: 'infringing on territorial sovereignty'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015 - 07:54 UTC
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Venezuela has objected to a Canadian mining company operating in Guyana, telling the company it is infringing on Caracas’ sovereignty. And the move has not gone down well with Guyana’s president David Granger. Read full article


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  • Pontefractious

    Nothing like a bogus international dispute to take the minds of your people off their domestic problems

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    1 Pontefractious (#)

    Yeah, funny that.
    I wonder where else in South America this might happen.
    If Guyana asks the Commonwealth or UK directly for help,
    It might be worth mentioning their lack of support for the Falkland Islanders.

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 01:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2. Interesting. Perhaps the Royal Canadian Navy vs Venezuelan Navy? The RCN is more capable.
    But I agree about their lack of support for the Falkland Islanders. So, we have a little Commonwealth country under threat from the east and west. So? They made their bed.

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pontefractious

    This may not be altogether coincidental if we remember who it was who taught the Argies how to fit their planes with Exocets. I would say they were pretty much made for each other

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 06:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    With this S. American brotherhood of nations, you don’t need enemies, very self-contained like that.

    Guyana has only itself to blame, supporting Argentina was only ever going to encourage others to try the same.

    Chickens, home, roost.

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 06:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Venezuela warns Canada
    Venezuela warns USA
    Venezuela warns Guyana

    anyone else Venezuela wants to threaten
    Iceland perhaps...

    Oct 28th, 2015 - 07:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Philippe

    Canada should just tell Venezuela GTH!


    Oct 29th, 2015 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    just stupid sabre-rattling, Vene-cuba has such desperate problems at home...

    Yet Maduro has just given the military another, yes another, 30% pay-raise, (yep, he's sweating!)
    Given that inflation is at either 78%, 156% or over 800%, (depending on whose figures you want to believe, and the Central Bank is refusing to publish theirs, anyway!), it ain't looking good!!!

    Oct 30th, 2015 - 02:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    He truly is a madman.

    He probably expected to have Argentina as his “bolt hole” as wee voice describes his vacation property, to flee to - now that is gone.

    Just as CFK is not likely to flee to Venzla, now that it's in its Chavista death throes.

    I suppose he might think of running to Cuba, but would they want him, now?

    He would be a political embarrassment, especially as Cuba is trying to forge new relations and investment from the U.S. and the West.

    Oct 31st, 2015 - 04:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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