'Such a seizure of Guyana's territory would constitute the international crime of aggression'.

GEORGETOWN -- The Guyana government says it concerned that Venezuela's December 3 referendum could lay the ground work for the annexation of the county of Essequibo, which Caracas has been claiming belongs to it.

In a statement, Georgetown said it has taken 'careful note' of the issuance by the National Electoral Council of Venezuela of five questions to be asked in the national referendum.

It said among other questions, all of which are intended to further Venezuela's 'unlawful and unfounded claim to more than two-thirds of Guyana's national...

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