Guyana President’s Social Media Stir: Liked Video Creates Uproar
Recent reports from Kossyderrickent indicate that Guyana’s President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, has become embroiled in controversy after liking a video on Twitter featuring a black man from Africa showcasing dance moves.
Social Media Uproar: Republicans and MAGA Supporters React
The social media activity didn’t go unnoticed, especially among Republicans and MAGA supporters, who quickly observed that President Irfaan had added a video of a black man dancing to his likes on X, sparking immediate reactions and discussions.
Territorial Tensions: Indigenous Act of Sovereignty
In a powerful display of national sovereignty, indigenous people from Venezuela have taken a significant step by removing the Guyanese flag and replacing it with the Venezuelan tricolor atop Sierra de Pacaraima. This mountain, standing at an impressive 640 meters, is situated in the disputed Essequibo territory.
Political Back-and-Forth: Guyana President’s Flag Hoisting Triggers Response
The indigenous community’s action is a direct response to President Irfaan Ali’s gesture on November 24 when he hoisted Guyana’s golden arrow flag on the same mountain.
The Essequibo territory has long been a point of contention between Venezuela and Guyana, and these recent actions by the Venezuelan indigenous community further intensify the territorial claims by both nations over the disputed region.
Decades-Long Dispute: The Essequibo Territory’s Significance
The Essequibo territory, known for its abundant oil reserves, has been a source of disagreement between Venezuela and Guyana for several decades. Venezuela, led by Nicolás Maduro, asserts its claim to the expansive territory, citing the Essequibo River as the natural border based on Spanish rule in 1777.
In contrast, Guyana contends that the border was established during the British colonial era and confirmed by a court of arbitration in 1899.
Guyana’s claim is also endorsed by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the United Nations’ highest judicial body.