The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition administration, touting itself as “pro-American”, is warning the United States (US) that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) poses a geopolitical and economic threat due its close ties with China, Russia and Venezuela.
“If the PPP gets control of Guyana, China and Russia will control the Northern region of South America, from Venezuela to Suriname, and natural resources far exceeding Saudi Arabia’s,” states the 147 page dossier that will be used as the basis for lobbying the US government.
In the dossier of mostly favourable press releases, newspaper articles and court documents, the APNU+AFC coalition has tasked the Washington DC. based JJ&B, LLC with telling key American politicians that the PPP engaged in directly undermining US interest by cozying up to the Venezuelan regime of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro.
“Mr. Jagdeo, the leader of the party, as President, harboured vicious drug traffickers in the region, most of whom ended up in US prisons without his cooperation, ” states the dossier that will be used to target American lawmakers and other influential political policymakers on behalf of the coalition. Jagdeo had several times denied any ties to drug traffickers including Shaheed ‘Roger’ *Khan who was convicted and deported last year.
The Guyana government also wants JJ&B, LLC to inform the US executiveand lawmakers to soften concerns that the March 2,2020 election results were not credible and transparent. The US has repeatedly signaled that Guyana can be punished if a government comes to power based on electoral malpractice, but Georgetown has insisted that it is a sovereign State.
Touching on Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector, in the dossier dispatched to JJ&B LLC, the government takes the position that the British is purportedly representing British Petroleum and Shell to “access the new oil and gas finds.”