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Reply to "Venezuelan Opposition… Maduro’s Govt wants to ‘beat its chest’ on Essequibo claims – to divert attention from Venezuela’s internal troubles"

Diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders noted in an article post on Barbados’ Antillean Media Group (AMG) that Maduro’s claim can neither stand up to international law, nor can he enforce such a claim without sanctions from the international community. “The answer lies, to some extent, in the hostile domestic politics of Venezuela which have intensified in the wake of deteriorating economic conditions, creating widespread hardship,” Sir Sanders reasoned in his post. On his most recent trip to Trinidad and Tobago, President Nicolas Maduro managed to negotiate for the Caribbean nation to provide an economically-strapped Venezuela with toilet paper

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