Venezuela Invades Guyana to Block Exxon Mobil Oil Exploration

The Venezuelan Navy illegally entered the waters of Guyana this weekend and forced a ship contracted by Exxon Mobil to conduct oil research in the area to vacate, claiming that Guyana’s permission to explore its sovereign territory was not enough for the ship to be legally present in the water.

Venezuela lifts opposition lawmakers' immunity for drone 'attack' trial

In Historic Summit, Latin American Health Ministers OK Zika Alerts for Airports, Borders

At a historic summit in Uruguay, the health ministers of fourteen Latin American nations, alongside representatives from the regional wing of the World Health Organization, agreed on a number of measures to contain the Zika virus pandemic consuming the continent, including a “fast access” Zika information network at airports and border crossings.

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World View: Turkey Returns to War with the Kurdish PKK

Contents: Big losses expected Monday when Greece’s stock market reopens; Puerto Rico to default on Tuesday; Venezuela’s collapsing economy receives $5 billion from China; Venezuela in border dispute with Guyana; Turkey returns to war with the Kurdish PKK

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Venezuelan Socialists Demand Two-Thirds of the Territory of Guyana

The government of Venezuela, intent on finding a solution to its economic woes that do not involve changing its socialist economic system, has taken up a campaign to annex two-thirds of neighboring Guyana, a jungle territory known as the Essequibo. Guyana is soundly rejecting that Venezuela has any claims to its territory.

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Venezuela Cuts Ties to Guyana After Failed Maritime Land Grab

Venezuelan socialist head of state Nicolás Maduro has recalled his nation’s ambassador to neighboring Guyana after statements by the latter government that Venezuela was excessively intruding into Guyanese maritime territory.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech at the National Assembly in Caracas on July 6, 2015. Maduro called his ambassador to Guyana, Reina Arratia, for consultations Monday, after reporting an alleged plan to create a conflict with the Caribbean countries following a border dispute. AFP PHOTO / FEDERICO PARRA …