Venezuela in “extraordinary military deployments” in border region

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The border controversy with Venezuela is deepening with President David Granger today saying that there is now an extraordinary military deployment by Venezuela on its border region with Guyana.  “The situation is getting worse not better. Although Venezuela is embroiled in a major controversy with Colombia, we have recently received reports that Venezuela is making extraordinary military deployments in Eastern Venezuela; that is western Guyana; that seems to be impacting on Guyana’s territorial defence,” President Granger said this morning.
The President and his security chiefs are currently in a meeting to decide on an appropriate response.
“We feel that Venezuela is threading a very dangerous course at this point in time. Rather than seeking a peaceful resolution of the matter, Venezuela seems to be pursuing a very offensive and aggressive course,” Granger stated.