The Attraction of Oil: First Ever US Secretary of State Visit to Suriname and Guyana

Pompeo will meet freshly elected leaders in Guyana and Suriname, which are also being courted by China as the two nations - underdeveloped and with sharp ethnic faultlines - seek a surge of investment.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mike Pompeo on Thursday, September 17th, became the first US secretary of state to visit Guyana and Suriname as the discovery of oil fuels a sudden new interest in the small South American nations.

The stops come at the start of a three-day tour that will also take Mr Pompeo to Colombia and the Amazonian border areas of Brazil, part of his campaign to highlight the economic devastation in Nicolas Maduro's Venezuela.
Pompeo will meet freshly elected leaders in Guyana and Suriname, which are also being courted by China as the two nations - underdeveloped . . .

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