Caracas, 5th August 2015 – The Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Delcy Rodríguez, presented through infographics how Venezuela has been deprived of Essequibo territory by the British Empire. It remains valid as a territorial dispute between Venezuela and Guyana which nation illegally inherited that territory.
According to the chronology, Venezuela has included Essequibo as a part of its territory since it gained independence. In 1835, the British Empire started its illegal seizure of Venezuelan territory through the Schomburgk’s Line, named after a British explorer – Robert Hermann Schomburgk.
In 1840 Venezuela was already deprived of 141.930 square km of its land which in 1877, under the British expansionism, spread to 167.830 square km.
President Maduro’s interview for Telesur – http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/-Maduro-Talks-to-teleSUR-Part-1-Guyana-Border-Dispute-20150709-0011.html