More than 200,000 houses have been built in 2012 in Venezuela
The goal of Great Mission Housing Venezuela this year has been set at 200,000 dwellings
Venezuela's Minister of Petroleum and Mining and President of the Housing Higher Authority, Rafael Ramírez, claimed that so far, Great Mission Housing Venezuela completed 200,080 dwellings in 2012, thus overcoming the initial goal of 200,000 units.
"Big news is that we have completed and delivered 200,080 houses; this year we have accomplished the goal of the Great Mission by 100%," Ramírez exclaimed, state-run TV channel Venezolana de Televisión quoted.
The senior officer added that since last year, when the government endeavor started, a total of 346,798 houses have been built nationwide, thus attaining 99% of the expected 350,000 houses.
A simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.