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Essequibo is now part of Venezuela

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WI_cricfan 12/4/23, 2:34:03 PM
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Venezuelans on Sunday voted to claim sovereignty over a large swathe of their oil-rich neighbor Guyana, marking the latest escalation in a long-standing territorial dispute between the countries.

Voters were asked if they supported the establishment of a new state in the contested area, known as the Essequibo. Venezuela’s National Electoral Council counted more than 10.5 million votes, the country’s local media stated. The number of voters were not specified, however, and the Associated Press reported that few voters could be seen at polling sites throughout the voting period.
Trex 12/4/23, 2:38:28 PM
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Venezuela better watch out. The US of A is looking for a War it can win plus Venezuela has oil.
googley 12/4/23, 2:40:50 PM
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In reply to WI_cricfan

When occupation beginning?
sgtdjones 12/4/23, 2:42:57 PM
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Can you do puja in Spanish?...lol
SnoopDog 12/4/23, 2:49:23 PM
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Maduro converted the bread lines into polling stations.

He obviously wants to go out like Manuel Noriega.
ray 12/4/23, 2:53:48 PM
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election rigging 101...big grin
SnoopDog 12/4/23, 3:00:34 PM
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sgtdjones 12/4/23, 3:03:31 PM
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Leaders of the United States Army First Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) were in Guyana just days ago, ahead of today’s Venezuelan referendum.

The SFAB and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) met November 27-28 as part of the United States and Guyana’s strong military-to-military partnership, the US Embassy in Guyana said in a statement on November 28.

“The US and Guyana defence forces discussed upcoming engagements to include strategic planning sessions and processes to enhance both countries’ military readiness and capabilities to respond to security threats,” the Embassy said.


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Jeremy 12/4/23, 3:07:37 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTOBMJw7SnM&t=162s


See guyanese critics.

No body turn up to vote for the venezuela referendum, They forcefully brought tribal people to vote. Some of the tribals were nude.

maduro fake vote stats.

see video at 12:00
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nickoutr 12/4/23, 3:35:35 PM
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Maduro never won the presidency. It was all rigged like this referendum
granite 12/4/23, 4:31:19 PM
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I wrote West Indian history at school in Trinidad and what I remember was Esequebo was part of Venezuela during the years of Spanish Colonization,I checked it on WIKIPEDIA and it says the same but added,when the Brits took over it abitrarily as part of the then,British Guyana.Come een Snoop Dg,
I was hoping that Guyana continues to become one of the richest countries in the world,that for sure would be an upliftment for the poorer islands,they won't have to bother about those nasty peoplet the IMF,at the moment Guyana is producing 625000 barrels of oil per day,that is up there with some of the biggest producers today.
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SnoopDog 12/4/23, 4:40:07 PM
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I checked it on WIKIPEDIA


And so did Maduro.

Both of you clearly did your own research.
granite 12/4/23, 4:53:28 PM
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I like you, don't think WIKIPEDIA is dependable for correct information.TBH i just wanted to know a bit more from someone i think knows more.I have always like History and my highest marks came in Maths and History,my essays were always pinned on the walls so others can read it.
StumpCam 12/4/23, 4:53:50 PM
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But, I thought all the Venezuelans were enroute from the Darien Gap via Texas to NYC!razz
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WI_cricfan 12/4/23, 5:50:09 PM
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I hope you duh have plans to go to Guyana for Christmas:

Amid a referendum that will see Venezuelans asked about the future of a chunk of neighbouring Guyana that Venezuela currently claims ownership over, Canada has adjusted its travel advisory to warn travelling in Guyana near the border.

On Friday, the federal government updated the travel advisory for Canadian travellers in Guyana, which currently warns Canadians to “exercise a high degree of caution,” citing Sunday’s referendum as a cause for concern.

“The security environment could deteriorate at the border between Venezuela and Guyana due to the ongoing discord over the Guyana Essequibo region and the upcoming referendum in Venezuela on December 3, 2023,” the advisory update states.
Halliwell 12/4/23, 6:36:07 PM
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Trinis dem hate Venezuelans so if allyuh run some cash, dem man will be lining up to fight for Mudland.

Soca warriors and Trini mercenaries

lol
sgtdjones 12/4/23, 6:43:43 PM
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Are you volunteering?..lol
StumpCam 12/4/23, 6:54:13 PM
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Bravos already secured a contract to build a great big beautiful wall at the border!lol
StumpCam 12/4/23, 7:02:40 PM
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Bannuh, I indeed had a trip booked for Christmas, but cancelled albeit for different reasons!

Mi esposa vivía en Venezuela y habla español con fluidez, así que ¿no hay problema?lollol
googley 12/4/23, 7:26:06 PM
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Trinis dem hate Venezuelans so if allyuh run some cash, dem man will be lining up to fight for Mudland.


Mudland could use the shooting abilities of Barry and Redbaron. lol
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Barry 12/4/23, 8:08:38 PM
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No call my name in your mouth eh ... I get socafighter to give you a good bullin ...
Chrissy 12/4/23, 8:36:15 PM
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When I was doing research back in the 80s I spent some time in the North West. It was fun talking to the mi,Italy peeps on both sides.
Dis is one ole story from 1841.
Of interest is the fact that Venezuela begged di Americans to use the Monroe Doctrine to settle this border dispute.

All I know is that the land and all its resources really belong to the indigenous peeps on both sides.
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Raskil 12/4/23, 8:42:12 PM
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All I know is that the land and all its resources really belong to the indigenous peeps on both sides.


I could live with that!

Leave the indigenous alone, they treat the land with respect and live off of renewable resources.
The only thing Venezuela and Guyana interested in is tearing down everything for gold, diamonds, lumber, oil…
Halliwell 12/4/23, 9:02:59 PM
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Presentation used to do their Spanish O level trips to Venezuela. I is a local.
But I need to pass the Jeremy test to get in to fight for the other side
doosra 12/4/23, 9:12:19 PM
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Guyana interested in is tearing down everything for gold, diamonds, lumber, oil…


Guyana?
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