Venezuela’s Changing Relationship With CARICOM – By David Jessop
News Americas, LONDON, England, Tues. Nov. 10, 2015: As with so much in politics it is often what is not seen, said or fully understood that drives events. This is particularly so in the case of Venezuela’s changing relationship with the countries of CARICOM.
In recent months Caracas has been deepening its sub-regional relations and has escalated its border dispute with Guyana. It has also encouraged CARICOM to be less than emphatic in its support for Georgetown’s position.
At the same time, it has been moving rapidly to consolidate its relationship with, in particular, the OECS, Trinidad and Suriname by offering increased levels of support or investments, largely through its concessional PetroCaribe oil and development assistance programs. Continue reading