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What lies behind the transnationalization and occupation of the Esequibo

by Franco Vielma source: http://misionverdad.com/la-guerra-en-venezuela/transnacionalizacion-y-ocupacion-del-esequibo-lo-que-hay-detras translated by Mateo The dispute between Venezuela and Guyana regarding the Esequibo has taken a significant turn with the beginning of transnationalization of contested land and territorial waters. What follows is an outline of the most profound issues involved. In 2013 Venezuelan authorities detained the ship Teknik Perdana with five U.S. citizens on board. The ship, operated by the U.S. company Anadarko Petroleum Corp., was

The Obama’s decree: what’s behind it?

By Franco Vielma Source: http://misionverdad.com/la-guerra-en-venezuela/el-decreto-obama-que-hay-detras Legal issues about Obama’s decree declaring Venezuela an “unusual and extraordinary threat” are expressions of purest imperial colonialism that has characterized the USA foreign policy. Following the usual practice of old (and decaying) empires, Barack Obama has sent for Congressional approval a legal decree – as if this were a matter of domestic policy – declaring Venezuela to be a threat to the internal security