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Silence on Maduro’s annexation


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Len Shackleton quoted in The Telegraph

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Christopher Snowdon quoted in Scottish Licensed Trade News

Kristian Niemietz writes for The Spectator

IEA Head of Political Economy Kristian Niemietz has written for The Spectator, responding to Maduro’s referendum on whether to annex Essequibo, and questioning why Western socialists are not acting on the situation. 

Kristian wrote:

“Regimes that are politically hostile to the West are usually quite happy to sell their oil, or whatever resources they may possess, to the West anyway.

“Essequibo is a sparsely populated region, and its inhabitants – who are far more likely to speak English or an English-based creole language than Spanish – have no particular connection to Venezuela. The only thing that changed in recent years is that new oil reserves were discovered, and that, as a result, Guyana is experiencing the one thing which has become a distant memory in Venezuela: economic growth.”

Read Kristian’s full piece here.


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