Guyana says Venezuela deploys troops to disputed border

President David Granger says he has received reports of what he called "extraordinary military deployments" along what Guyana considers its western border. He said Tuesday that defense officials were meeting to discuss a response.

Guyana has asked the U.N. to mediate the border dispute and Granger is expected to raise the issue at the upcoming General Assembly.

Venezuela has long claimed a resource-rich jungle territory known as the Essequibo that comprises about two-thirds of Guyana.