Immediately after Guyana became independent from Britain in 1966, Venezuela took advantage of Guyana's small size and population and began plotting to seize the Essequibo
That day, Maduro announced a series of steps related to what he called "Guyana's escalating aggressions in the historic claim to the Essequibo
Venezuela "will not recognize any law or contractual obligations by third states, agencies, international financial institutions or private corporations that engages Guyana over the sovereignty or existing resources on the seafront of the Essequibo
," the letter said.
In the lower Mazaruni and Essequibo
rivers, increased sediment loads as well as elevated amounts of mercury on the river beds are a result of the amalgamation process used to extract gold from the soil and sediment.
The conflict was stirred up by local media reports that Exxon Mobil Corp, in partnership with Royal Dutch Shell, is exploring for crude off the coast of the disputed Essequibo
In 1962 Venezuela challenged a previously accepted 1899 international arbitration award, and claimed all of Guyana west of the Essequibo
River--62% of Guyana's territory.
Similarly, the Dutch West Indies Company, endeavoring to attract colonists to the "Wild Coast" of Guiana in Essequibo
, promised on November 12, 1657, "that they would treat the Jews as their own burghers" and on November 15, further guaranteed "that all Jews shall be accepted as burghers, even as the natives of the Province of Zeeland who take up their residence in the aforementioned places.
With "grim and unflagging fury" (Faulkner 42) he was planting a culture, a dynasty out of the mud of the Essequibo
In August 1995 the main section of the tailings dam failed, releasing enriched tailing slurry and spillages into the Essequibo
BRITISH GUIANA: Region Essequibo
, Takutu 240 m, 01[degrees] 21' 33" N, 58[degrees] 46' 22" W, Clarke 2795 (NY); Mazaruni.
Knowledge, treatment-seeking, and socioeconomic impact of malaria on the Essequibo
Coast of Guyana.
Other material: GUYANA: Essequibo
: 2 [male],2 [female], Shudicar River, upper Essequibo
River (07[degrees]02 N, 058[degrees]27 W), 1 January 1938, W.