US Announces Military Drills To Defend Guyana Amid Threats Of Venezuelan Invasion

  • The U.S. has announced joint military flight drills in Guyana after communist dictator Nicolas Maduro threatened to invade its oil-rich neighbor.
  • The news comes as Brazil has also begun deploying troops to the Venezuelan border and the U.N. Security Council called an urgent meeting in hopes of quelling the South American tensions.
  • The shakeup in South America is the result of Maduro’s decision to hold a referendum, asking his citizens if they believe their country has legitimate rights over the oil-rich Essequibo region, which has been administered by Guyana for more than a century, but claimed by Venezuela for decades.