Exxon Mobil paying Guyana legal fees in Venezuela border claims

this is of interest to me and should be to you all. this from a far left leaning venezuelan publication. they all on the same page when it comes to their spurious claims to essequibo

“Our national sovereignty is riding on this issue and it will be remiss of us if we are not prepared and all resources are not put in place. The actual amount is more than US$15M but less than US$20M. This is not the first time we are going this route as it was done with the CGX Energy and Suriname after the June 2000 incident with the Surinamese coastguard. The PPP [People’s Progressive Party] was then in office. This is nothing new. This is not a signing bonus, but rather we are garnering the resources to prepare for the case. This is a sovereignty issue,” the officials said.

5 guyana govt ministers visit exxon mobil head quarters to “talk”

A release from the Ministry of Natural Resources yesterday said that on August 10 and 11, 2017, Ministers Carl Greenidge, Raphael Trotman, Winston Jordan, David Patterson and Dominic Gaskin, together with Presidential Advisor, Dr. Jan Mangal, and Technical Officers, Teresa Gaime and Kiran Mattai, of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Guyana Energy Agency respectively, participated in meetings and briefings with officials of ExxonMobil Develop-ment Co. and ExxonMobil Gas and Power Marketing Co. at the company’s Campus in Houston, Texas, USA.