Russia Denounces Guyana's Plot against Venezuela

A plan to train alleged Venezuelan refugees in a British military base in Guyana was disclosed on Thursday by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Dozens of alleged Venezuelan refugees moved to that place, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, who noted that they are people who arrived in that place to received training and join 'sabotage and espionage' groups.

She assured that the Brits are completing the construction of that military base on one of the islands on the mouth of the Esequivo River, under the alleged pretext of smuggling weapons and drugs.

Zakharova warned that the final objective is to deploy those forces on Venezuelan territory to destabilize the situation in the South American country and perpetrate terrorist acts.

The region of Esequibo is the core of a dispute between Venezuela and Guyana since 1966, although tensions started in 1899, when Caracas was stripped of 160,000 square kilometers of land by an arbitrary decision that allowed the United Kingdom to give Guyanese authorities that part of the territory.

The Russian Foreign Ministry recently criticized the tightening of the total blockade by the United States against Venezuela, which it described as economic terrorism.

'Those cruel restrictions affect, above all, the most vulnerable sectors of the population', Zakharova noted.

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Guyana's President Welcomes Cuban FM

Guyana''s President David Arthur hosted here on Saturday Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez who''s making an official visit and described the meeting as fraternal.

The Cuban official wrote in Twitter the two ratified 'the positive state of bilateral relations and the common will of continuing working for their strengthening.'

Before, Rodriguez met with his Guyanese peer, Karen Cummings, and Prime Minister and First Vice President Moses Veerasammy Nagamootoo.

The Cuban FM began early Saturday morning his official visit to Guyana by placing a wreath at the Independence Arch, one of Georgetown's symbolic sites. This is his third leg of a Caribbean tour that also took him to St. Lucia and Trinidad-Tobago.

He also participated at the 6th Ministerial Meeting Caricom-Cuba, held in Georgetown that is the venue of the regional organization. Participants expressed their will to consolidate Caribbean unity and strengthen ties.

Cuba and Guyana set up diplomatic relations in December 1972 and since then the two countries have shared a history of friendship. Havana thanked Georgetown for demanding the lifting of the US blockade and conveyed its readiness to keep up fostering cooperation on the field of medicine. A Cuban team of doctors are currently working in Guyana.

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Cuban Vice-Chancellor Pays Official Visit to Guyana

Rogelio Sierra, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, continues his official visit to Guyana, accompanied by the Director for Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean of the Chancellery, Jorge Luis Mayo Fernandez.

Visiting Guyana has a particular importance to Cuba, because together with Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica that country established diplomatic relations with the island simultaneously in 1972, Sierra wrote in his personal Twitter account.

During his stay in Georgetown the Vice-Chancellor met with Cuban collaborators of health and education, whom he urged to continue their solidarity work in the Caribbean nation.

As part of the work agenda for this Wednesday, Sierra will hold official conversations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guyana with Director-General, Ambassador Audrey Jardine-Waddell.

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