FARC send Chavez cheer-up message
The guerrilla members appreciated Chavez's "magnanimous token of handing over his heart to help build peace in Colombia"
The Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) voiced in Havana solidarity with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, in view of his renewed health deterioration forcing him to a new surgery to attack his cancer.
"We would like to express our solidarity and give encouragement to President Hugo Chávez at this crossroads of his life," said Iván Márquez, the FARC second-in-command and head of the guerrilla delegation in the ongoing peace talks in Havana with Colombian government authorities, AFP quoted.
"We wish the Bolivarian Commander a prompt recovery," read out Márques in a brief communiqué.
Also, the FARC thanked the Venezuelan leader for "the magnanimous token of handing over his heart to help build peace in Colombia."
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.