The Guyana-Venezuela Border Dispute: An Analysis of the Reasons Behind Venezuela's Continuing Demands for Abrogation of the 1899 Anglo-Venezuelan Arbitral Treaty
TOTAL ARMY PERSONNEL COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA
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This thesis examines the unstated reasons behind Venezuelas 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 Venezuelas 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.
- Government and Political Science
- Humanities and History