Bolivian President voices support to Venezuelan counterpart
"Mr. President (Chávez), in such a difficult time...good luck! May you get great strength for the sake of the Great Homeland," Bolivian President Evo Morales said from Spain
"On behalf of the Bolivian people, we would like to express our support, our admiration, our respect, and love to the fraternal president. We are and we will always be here with you, Mr. President and Venezuelan people," Morales said in a message disseminated by the public media, AFP cited.
"Hugo Chávez has won so many ideological and economic battles. He has won elections, and he made it through in the first stage of the battle for life. This time, he will pull off victory again, as well as he has done it so many times before," Morales, Chávez's ideology peer, remarked.
"Mr. President (Chávez), in such a difficult time...good luck! May you get great strength for the sake of the Great Homeland," Morales concluded.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.