Bi-Weekly Geopolitical Report – Venezuela Threatens Guyana (March 25, 2024)

by Patrick Fearon-Hernandez, CFA | PDF

Even though “Great Power” competition between big countries like the United States and China is once again the main source of tension in international affairs, smaller-scale tensions and conflicts involving regional powers still have the potential to disrupt key supply chains and escalate into broader wars.  One such potential conflict these days involves Venezuela’s territorial designs on most of Guyana, its oil-rich neighbor to the southeast.  This report explains the history behind this dispute and how it could unfold.  As always, we wrap up the discussion with an overview of the potential investment implications.

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