Maduro's authoritarianism is raising tensions in Essequibo: He has threatened to use the military if oil giant Exxon drills wells.

Exxon Mobil Corp announced plans to open two new wells in Esequiba, Guyana (EFE/Larry W. Smith).

Venezuela's dictatorship warned on Sunday that it could use the armed forces if oil giant Exxon Mobil plans to drill two oil wells. Guyana EsquipaDisputed territory between Venezuela and Guyana.

Caracas mentions “defamation” Reports of the President of the American Oil Company Subsidiary in Guyana, Alistair RoutledgeHe indicated the opening of two new wells.

Venezuela condemns a A malicious campaign produced and financed by the oil company against the Venezuelan government's constitutional obligation to establish a comprehensive policy to protect its integrity, through the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, on land, islands and maritime borders. National Sovereignty and Defense of Homeland”Refers to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Venezuelan regime.

Routledge said, “Guyana's sovereignty has dared to make threatening judgments, reveling in the presence of military forces in the boundless seas where they have illegal oil concessions, some of which are located in undisputed waters. Venezuela”.

Ships carrying supplies for an ExxonMobil-operated offshore oil platform are seen at the Guyana Shore Base Inc dock on the Demerara River south of Georgetown, Guyana (REUTERS/Luc Cohen)

Guyana and Exxon argue that this approach “contradicts the basic principles of international law and constitutes an occupation that seeks to destabilize the region.”Argyle violates agreements recently reached in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

“The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela urges the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to consider its commitments, especially in the Geneva Conventions of 1966. The only valid instrument between the parties to resolve the territorial dispute between the two countries,” Maduro said. Dictatorship warned.

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“FANB is establishing a non-hostile presence in Essequibo territory to further this sovereign cause. Nothing will stop us!”Padrino made the revelation on social media a day after Guyana's Foreign Minister Hugh Todd condemned Venezuela's deployment of troops near its border.

A Guyanese official said this Saturday that “there are some contradictions” in terms of what Venezuela is doing “in terms of diplomacy on the international front and what they are doing domestically in terms of their military posture.”

Guyana's Foreign Minister Hugh Dodd speaks during a press conference (EFE/ André Borges)

For his part, the President of Guyana, Irrfan AliIn a speech to the annual conference of officers of the Guyana Armed Forces, he argued for a regional future of “good neighbourliness, regional integration and respect for sovereignty”.

Ali thus defended the diplomatic route to peaceful settlement of disputes and particularly the International Court of Justice (ICJ) route.

Precisely the key accessory this weekend White House National Security Advisor, Jonathan Finer, to promote bilateral cooperation, reports Guyanese public television, NCN. Finer is accompanied by Juan Gonzalez, director of the North American State Department's Western Hemisphere.

In recent months, several senior US officials have visited Guyana in an apparent gesture of support for Venezuela's territorial claims.

The dispute between Venezuela and Guyana over Essequibo dates back almost two centuries, although it was five years ago that the conflict was revived by the discovery of important oil deposits under its waters.

The two countries are at loggerheads over 159,000 square kilometers of land west of the Essequibo River.Rich in oil, minerals and biodiversity, it often appears on Venezuelan maps as its own territory and accounts for two-thirds of Guyana's total area.

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(with information from EP and EFE)

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