OAS and United States Stepping into Venezuela’s Border Dispute with Guyana

OAS Secretary General Almagro condemns detention of two Guyanese-registered fishing vessels and their crew by “the Venezuelan dictatorship”.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A longstanding, high-stakes border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela has gotten even testier, with the United States and the Organization of American States stepping into the fray.

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro is condemning what he calls the illegal detention of two Guyanese-registered fishing vessels and their crew by “the Venezuelan dictatorship” in Guyana’s exclusive economic zone.

“The General Secretariat demands that the Guyanese citizens are released promptly and safely to Guyanese . . .

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