In-depth: Essequibo border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana as a colonial inheritance

For 180 years, Guyana and Venezuela have been engaged in a territorial dispute that remains unresolved.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - We are talking about the Essequibo, or Guayana Esequiba, a border region of 159,542 square kilometers - slightly less than the size of the state of Florida in the United States - which currently comprises 75% of Guyana, but which Venezuela has claimed as its own since the 19th century.

Just as Chile and Bolivia settled the latter's access to the sea before the International Court of Justice in The Hague, with a result in favor of the Chileans in 2018, or just as Nicaragua claimed, before the same judicial body, a portion of Colombia's . . .

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