Another conflict is brewing in the Carribean | Curio

Another conflict is brewing in the Carribean

13 mins | Mar 29, 2022

Venezuela's dreams of conquest in oil-rich Guyana have all but faded. The dispute over the Essequibo territory dates back hundreds of years. But since ExxonMobil discovered oil fields in Guyana in 2015, the conflict has taken new financial and politically strategic values, not only for the two countries involved but for the rest of the world. For Venezuela's autocratic leader, Nicolas Maduro, the current chaos of the Russia-Ukraine war and the growing need for oil might represent an opportunity. Paul J. Angelo and Wazim Mowla contemplate the severity of his intentions.

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