The government of Guyana reports that pirates attacked fishermen off the coast of neighboring Suriname.
Guyana withdraws its recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) following the military clashes in Guerguerat. Guyana's Foreign Minister Hugh Todd says his country will "support the efforts of the United Nations to achieve a peaceful and mutually acceptable solution".
A national court rules President of Suriname Dési Bouterse guilty of murder. The case addresses the execution of 15 government critics in 1982, following the 1980 Sergeants' Coup led by Bouterse. Six other former military officers are also declared guilty.
Guyana rejects the latest objections raised by neighboring Venezuela over the granting to ExxonMobil Corp. of an oil and gas concession in Caribbean waters claimed by both nations. [http:--www.miamiherald.com-news-nation-world-article14431316.html ("Miami Herald")]date=August 2019