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Guyana expects US military intervention if Venezuela attempts to send in troops

Ahead of the referendum scheduled for December 3 in Venezuela, relations between Venezuela and Guyana are straining due to a long-running territorial dispute. The disputed Guyana-Essequibo territory is rich in natural resources, adding to tensions. In the context of global conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine, there is concern that this situation could escalate into armed conflict.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed the holding of the referendum, despite possible threats. Experts warn of a potential escalation of the situation, especially given Guyana's desire to host foreign military contingents, which could be perceived as a provocation by Venezuela. For example, the possibility of bringing in American troops or establishing a military base on disputed territory could aggravate the conflict.

Caracas has already expressed its dissatisfaction with Guyana's actions, including the announcement of a tender for oil blocks in the waters of the disputed zone, considering this as a threat to its territory. However, the question of whether Venezuela will risk using force against Guyana remains open, especially given the US support for Guyana. There is speculation that the United States may use military mercenaries from other Latin American countries, such as Peru, where representatives of right-wing parties are in power.

Guyana, in turn, is counting on US military assistance if the situation escalates. The overall picture of relations between the two countries shows a complex interweaving of domestic and international factors affecting security and stability in the region.

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