Venezuela threatens to take most of Guyana

Q: Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the authoritarian leader of a devastated economy, is threatening to take over nearly three-quarters of neighboring Guyana, which is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Where is Guyana on the northeast coast of South America?

Circle the area on this map

Q: The economies of both Guyana and Venezuela are both largely dependent on …

A. Agriculture

B. Illegal drugs

C. Manufacturing

D. Oil production

Q: The Esequibo region of Guyana that Venezuela wants to annex is mostly sparsely populated jungle, but it includes the offshore oil deposits. The area is mostly inaccessible, and the main road connecting Venezuela and Guyana runs through which large nation south of their borders?

A. Argentina

B. Brazil

C. Chile

D. Peru

Q: Venezuela rejects an 1899 international arbitration ruling that awarded the Esequibo region to Guyana when it was still a colony of which European nation?

A. Britain

B. France

C. Netherlands

D. Spain

Q: Guyana is the South American nation with the fastest-growing economy, while Venezuela has the fastest-shrinking economy. About how many Venezuelans have fled the country’s depression and political repression?

A. 70,000

B. 700,000

C. 7 million

D. 70 million

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