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Guyana/Venezuela border controversy referred to the International Court of Justice

Wednesday, January 31st 2018 - 08:42 UTC
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United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has referred the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In a statement which was published on the UN’s website on Tuesday, Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General stated that Mr Guterres has fulfilled the responsibility that has fallen to him within the framework set by his predecessor in December 2016, and has chosen the International Court of Justice as the means to be used for the solution of the controversy. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    Venezuela cannot run their own country as is, let alone an expanded country. Anyway they are going down the right route not like Argentina.

    Jan 31st, 2018 - 09:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Interesting, as much of Venezuela's claim to Guyana is based on inheritance from Spain.

    Jan 31st, 2018 - 10:15 am - Link - Report abuse +4
  • Patrick Edgar

    Actually all claims are based on the vestiges of an abusive empire that exploited the weak needy and vulnerable conditions of the newly emerging Spanish nations who were exhausted from the wars of independence, abusing its military power to pressure cheat and blackmail with the assistance of wealth and the political tweaking of their governances, indirectly manipulating to achieve what it wanted from them, yet appearing politically friendly. Complete and total psychological deception in a time of infancy and a need to grow Just like it continues to do today, except today it has spurred the creation of a supposedly fair international field of legalities, embedding itself deep within its web of laws to purport a just morality which succeeds its selfserving aims and goals first brutally or brashly started, then covered over with forceful once sided diplomacy. No one in history has come to dominate the fine art of political blackmailing rape of trusting poorer or weaker nations like the British have.

    Jan 31st, 2018 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse -4
  • BrianFI

    People, don't give Patrick the time of day, he isn't even Argentine. He is an American that was living in Hawaii and is pretending to be Argentine. He recently tried to move to Argentina but was deported having failed to get a work permit. He has numerous convictions for drug use and related crimes and this has clearly addled his mind, that is why he rambles on like a madman

    The only reason he is on here is because he was banned from Facebook for making homophobic comments.

    How do I know this? He used to be an active member on some Falkland pages until he was banned for being homophobic, this is all public knowledge.

    Please ignore him. He's just a bitter Brit hating loner with no country or identity, desperately wanting attention

    Jan 31st, 2018 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Roger Lorton

    Pat is actually Italian - at least that's what it says on his passport.

    The case will be interesting for the reasons identified by Brit Bod although I suspect it'll offer little illumination with regard to Argentina's fanciful claims as to an inheritance. Claims not recognised outside the Americas.

    It should also be noted that the last time that the General Assembly required the Secretary-General to employ his 'good offices' in regard to the Falklands issue was in 1988. He reported in 1989 and that was it.

    The matter was settled.

    Jan 31st, 2018 - 11:42 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Patrick Edgar

    Are you mounting a DEFAMATION CAMPAIGN against little ol' me? Gulfcronie???... awwww shUhKs!!

    Venezuela will come out of their crisis. They are their own country. Maybe you should worry more about the mass killings and wars Britain is fueling around the world with its various artifices, financings and weapons manufacturing and provision, not to mention its military bases and political divisions left on the planet like the sore wounds of a cat's scratches. I think a country that is keeping the world at war, in contrast to a country that has internal problems and is not f****** with anyone else, would be the country to be doing some self correcting and “soul searching” wouldn't you agree?

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 09:59 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Roger Lorton

    Take your tablets Pat, and don't forget the RED ONE

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Patrick Edgar

    Oh, but I was given the Blue one at birth Roggi, ... Surprise !

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Jack Bauer

    “Actually all claims are based on the vestiges of an abusive empire that exploited the weak needy and vulnerable conditions of the newly emerging Spanish nations etc....

    Really ? So the British held on to a territory of just over 200,000 sq kms, on the South American continent , or, about 1% of its area. Doesn't sound very 'abusive' to me.

    Now, about VZ...”Venezuela will come out of their crisis. They are their own country.”

    That takes the cake...VZ has just started it's descent down a long slippery slope....its only hope is to get rid of Maduro, his generals and his followers, who all cling to him like flies on sh*t.

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Patrick Edgar

    Anything Could Happen

    Feb 01st, 2018 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Conqueror

    It's most likely that, at some point in the near future, someone will assassinate Maduro.

    Feb 03rd, 2018 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Patrick Edgar

    If a political philosophy or political principals are closer to: the overall collective, the whole of the population, the singular plurality of all people, socialism, communism, Labor and Justicialism (to a lesser extent) etc etc; then they are closer to Love, Righteousness, true desire of well being for others and so forth. On the other hand, the closer they are to Industrial Consumerist Capitalism (for example) and the notions of engineered systems of financial politics, or too much mandatory inhuman regulation (like Communism as well), the further they are from love and the true freedom of life, altruistic well being and such. I hope you get the jest of what I mean, which is based on the simple notion understanding that Humanity, People and all of us Individuals are existentially first and foremost in all of life's sensible logic for any human or social aspect issue or matter we want to consider; a collective before we are an individual. Very subconsciously, what matters to everyone first is the whole of us, meaning everyone ourselves included, THEN comes the closer to the living consciousness, “self”. I said that just so that you understand why a political thinking that is closer to the collective is closer to love or “a truer life”.
    Now consider that love is way more vulnerable to crisis and disapproval than that which has less love in it. Which means if you are going try a political and governmental thinking which is more evolved in its scientific wisdom, and thus less selfish and mistrusting of the individual, it is going to be more prone to defensive behavior than the opposite which has less to loose. In short; Marx was part of a greater thinking group of social and political evolution. We should have expected a little crudeness in those first attempts of governmental order and that we would not get it right from the start, and like a newborn baby guided it, helped it develop, instead of attacking it. Attacking it we forced it to be aggressive and forceful

    Feb 04th, 2018 - 09:39 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Jack Bauer

    Would you mind translating ? you sound a bit like Dilma when she got going without a script...

    Feb 04th, 2018 - 11:05 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Chicureo


    I suggest you again start taking your meds as prescribed and lay off the illegal stuff when trying to convey your unusual points regarding whatever is in your muddled mind. Everyone will benefit.

    Feb 06th, 2018 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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