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Brazil Monitors the Possibility of War Between Venezuela and Guyana

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23rd of November, 2023. Guyana, South America. GSA News. Guyana News.

Last updated: November 24, 2023 at 1:36 am

Venezuela has scheduled a referendum for December 3rd regarding the possibility of annexing the Essequibo region. The territory in question is part of Guyana, meaning the situation could cause a war between the two countries. Therefore, Itamaraty diplomats are already observing the situation and looking for ways to maintain peace.

The objective of Brazilian diplomacy would be to seek a peaceful solution between the two countries without escalating into an armed conflict. According to the Metrópoles portal, the matter is handled in a “reserved” manner at Itamaraty, with the aim of avoiding public debate. The objective is to seek the consolidation of a “Zone of Peace and Cooperation” between those involved.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, left, and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva end a press conference at Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, May 29, 2023. Maduro is in Brazil for the summit by the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) that starts on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gustavo Moreno)

In addition to Brazil, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) also monitors the possibility of an invasion of Venezuela. With the scale of tensions, experts do not rule out the chances of a war involving the two countries. Guyana received strong support from the United States.

The Essequibo region is targeted by Venezuelans due to its potential for oil exploration. Last year, Guyana established a military cooperation agreement with the Americans in exchange for exploration of some points in the territory.

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