Capriles calls for unity to face major changes in 2013
The governor of Miranda state Henrique Capriles sent a message to the Venezuelan people on the occasion of the year's end. "Venezuela has learned a lot in a short time. Now, we know the value of unity and consensus and the need to set goals and work to achieve them," he said
"Venezuela has learned a lot in a short time. Now, we know the value of unity and consensus and the need to set goals and work to achieve them. Those who believe that things cannot change will start to wake up as long as each of us, the force that drives the change, does what we have to do about the future," Capriles said in a letter published in his personal blog.
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.