|Project Title||Mapping the Guyana-Venezuela Border Controversy and its History|
|Project Summary||Using sources already collected by Georgetown Pol/Econ, complete a Google Maps project overlaying various historical maps and other source materials.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||1|
Georgetown Pol/Econ started a Google Map project to look at all of the relevant historical and current data on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, as it is locally known. These sources include historical maps of the region, currently recognized boundaries, coordinates of important locations (such as Exxon’s oil wells), current pronouncements (such as Guyana’s declared EEZ and Venezuela’s declared “maritime defense zone”), etc. Due to time constraints, the Section has been unable to complete the project and is seeking assistance from a VSFS intern. The project will assist Embassy Georgetown (as well as other stakeholders like Embassy Caracas, the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, the National Security Council, etc.) in briefing others on the history and current state of the dispute.
Some level of Spanish could come in handy, some Portuguese might also help but is even less likely to be useful.