Venezuelan VP has had no direct contact with Chávez
The Venezuelan vice-president stated that the "treatment cycles" have been respected
"We have not spoken to him directly. As you may know, we deeply respect his treatment cycles. We will try to contact him this afternoon (Monday) and as soon as we hear back from him, we will pass on the information," Maduro stated when asked about the reaction of the Venezuelan head of State on the results of the gubernatorial election held on Sunday, when pro-Chávez candidates won 23 out of 20 governor's offices.
On Monday, the vice-president led the ceremony in commemoration of the 182nd anniversary of the death of Simón Bolívar, the Liberator of Venezuela.
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.