This Wednesday, Venezuela released a second statement in which it reiterated its claims to Guyana’s Essequibo region and its oil-rich coastal area. Venezuela expressed its ire at Guyana’s assistance from the United States of America in a statement released on Wednesday.
The Guyanese government, which is ruled by Exxon Mobil, is attempting to ignore the legitimate rights of the Venezuelan people over their territory, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects this opportunistic and interventionist stance that the United States of America’s Department of State has taken in response.
It is unusual that those who for 200 years invented a doctrine used to try to validate military interventions, invasions, coups d’état, impositions of illegal coercive measures, occupations and any type of interference, now try to justify this new attempt to strip Venezuela of its legitimate historical rights and, in turn, encourage a dangerous escalation of a controversy that has been addressed for years through diplomatic and peaceful mechanisms
We alert the international community of US intentions to create, in our Peace Zone of Latin America and the Caribbean, a military base in the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, to turn that country into the spearhead of an aggression operation against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which would put the peace and stability of the entire region at risk.
The People and the Government of Venezuela, united in defense of the Homeland, will not give in or be intimidated by pressure, blackmail, or threats when it comes to defending the sacred homeland”.