The dust hasn’t settled on the Colombia kerfuffle, but Maduro needs a distraction:
Guyana says Venezuela deployed troops on border area (emphasis added),
Guyana’s President David Granger says Venezuela has deployed troops along their border area.
Mr Granger described the move as a “dangerous escalation” in the long-running dispute between the two South American neighbours.
Venezuela says its troops are conducting exercises in the region.
It lays claim to the vast mineral-rich area of jungle west of the Essequibo river, which accounts for about 40% of Guyana’s territory.
That Bolivarian Revolution sure doesn’t come cheap.