Accession Number : ADA254962


Title :   The Guyana-Venezuela Border Dispute: An Analysis of the Reasons Behind Venezuela's Continuing Demands for Abrogation of the 1899 Anglo-Venezuelan Arbitral Treaty


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : TOTAL ARMY PERSONNEL COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Gomez, Orlando J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254962.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 173


Abstract : This thesis examines the unstated reasons behind Venezuela's attempts to abrogate the Anglo-Venezuelan Arbitral Treaty signed on October 3, 1899 which supposedly settled the boundary dispute between the Cooperative Republic of Guyana (then British Guiana) and the Republic of Venezuela. The research focused on the periods immediately preceding the February 1944 release of the Mallet-Prevost Memorandum and the formal rejection by Venezuela of the 1899 Arbitral Award at the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations General Assembly on August 18, 1962 to the collapse of the Port-of-Spain Protocol on June 17, 1982. Research was further conducted to examine some of the relevant factors in Venezuela's foreign relations with its neighbors and domestic issues which may have affected its decision to nullify the Arbitral Award and demand re-examination of the boundaries with the Republic of Guyana.


Descriptors :   *TREATIES , *VENEZUELA , *GUYANA , FOREIGN , THESES , SPAIN , ASSEMBLY , AWARDS , REJECTION , UNITED NATIONS , DOMESTIC , BOUNDARIES , RELEASE


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History
      Geography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE