Brazil's Defense Ministry announced that the country, which is closely following the territorial dispute between neighboring countries Venezuela and Guyana, has "intensified its defense activities" on its northern border.
"The Ministry of Defense is monitoring the situation. Defense activities have been intensified and military presence has been increased along the country's northern border."
Brazil has moved more military resources north amid rising tensions between Venezuela and Guyana over the oil-rich "Esequiba" region. Esequiba accounts for two-thirds of Guyana's territory.