18/12/2023

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The Essequibo Dispute and the Demise of Latin American Solidarity

Analysis by Dániel Farkas.

Given the recent flare-up of tensions between Guyana and Venezuela regarding the Essequibo region, it is essential to understand its significance in reflecting on Venezuela’s place in Latin America. The article seeks to place the dispute in a historical and geopolitical context, explaining the origins of the dispute and its development in modern times and mapping out the turning points of the conflict in the international system. Regarding the current situation, the article analyses how the escalation of the dispute affects the anti-U.S. and anticolonial networks in Latin America and the broader Global South, especially regarding Venezuela's support.

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