Venezuelan VP: Opposition Unified Democratic Panel must face the music
"The opposition has been facing a political and electoral downfall, and it does not want to face the music. It seeks to pretend that nothing has happened," the Venezuelan vice-president stated as he referred to the Opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD)
Maduro remarked that the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) "must face the Venezuelan people." They must admit that if the Government had lost the two electoral processes held in 2012, its leaders would have resigned.
The vice-president said, "The opposition has been facing a political and electoral downfall and it does not want to face the music. It seeks to pretend that nothing has happened," Maduro stated.
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.