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Century-old Guyana-Venezuela Border Spat Flares After Exxon Find

Guyana's new government attacked on Monday a territorial decree by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as an attempt to annex its waters following an oil discovery. The dispute between the South American neighbors goes back to the early 19th century and resurfaced after an offshore oil discovery by ExxonMobil Corp last month. The decree creates a theoretical "defense" zone offshore that would, in Venezuela's eyes, leave the former British colony with no direct access...

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