Guyana formally approaches World Court on border • Caribbean Life

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana-Guyana has formally lodged documents with the World Court in The Netherlands, asking it to pronounce on the accuracy of claims by Venezuela that an 1899 demarcation of borders was null and void.

Government said in a statement that Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge had flown to The Hague to lodge an application applying to the court to hear the case. The documents were lodged on Thursday. Greenidge is Guyana’s agent in the case.

The two South American nations have for decades been at loggerheads over the location of both land and sea borders, with Guyana persistently complaining that it is being bullied by its more powerful and larger neighbor to its west.

Tensions have simmered over the years. In 2013,…

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