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Venezuela defends military buildup against neighboring Guyana

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( ) -q-25- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “lines for decades.”

The government of Venezuela accused neighboring Guayana of granting illegal oil exploration concessions in territory the two nations are disputing.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. Venezuela has been laying claim to the mineral-rich Essequibo region, which covers about two thirds of Guyana’s surface area.

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VERBATIM: Venezuela said it would take any diplomatic actions necessary. The comments came after Guyana said that it has satellite imagery showing Venezuelan military movements near the South American country’s eastern border with Guyana. Oil giant ExxonMobil has said it will keep ramping up production in offshore Guyana despite the escalation of the territorial dispute. The two sides have feuded over border lines for decades.

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