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Venezuela’s New Map Includes Disputed Guyana Land

Venezuela's president has ordered the creation of a new state called "Guayana Esequiba" following a controversial referendum where Venezuelan voters approved the annexation of land from neighboring Guyana.


Guyana views the move as a step towards annexation and an "existential threat," seeking assistance from the US and neighboring countries.



The report by Osmary Hernández, Fernando Almánzar, and Mia Alberti for CNN, states that the disputed area is the densely forested and oil-rich Essequibo region, constituting about two-thirds of Guyana's national territory.


Venezuela has long contested the land, disregarding an 1899 ruling by international arbitrators that established the current boundaries.


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Guyana views the move as a step towards annexation and an "existential threat," seeking assistance from the US and neighboring countries.


President Nicolás Maduro presented a "new map" of Venezuela during a legislative session, including the disputed territory, and declared that all residents from the area would be granted Venezuelan nationality. Maduro signed a "presidential decree" establishing the "High Commission for the Defense of Guayana Esequiba."




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