Why Are Venzuela And Guyana On Verge Of a War?

2023 • 4min • International

Informative • War & Conflict

On December 3 2023, Venezuelans voted in favour of annexing the oil and mineral rich region of Essequibo in neighbouring Guyana. By 6 December, the first Venezuelan settlers had already arrived in the sparsely populated region that makes up over 60% of Guyana. Now rising tensions between Venezuela threaten not just regional stability but also the world economy. Is a new war beginning in South America? News9 decodes.