Cabello: The National Assembly will continue to support Chávez
Diosdado Cabello, the Speaker of the National Assembly, said the opposition will not be allowed to "plot against the people" from the National Assembly. He reported that new board of the Venezuelan Parliament would be set up on Saturday morning
In one of his messages via Twitter, Cabello said the National Assembly will support President Hugo Chávez. "@dcabellor: Make no mistake. The National Assembly is socialist and revolutionary. It will continue by the side of the people and our commander," he said.
Finally, he warned Chávez's opponents that they will not be allowed to take action against citizens. "@dcabellor: If the opposition believes that they will have room in the Assembly for plotting against the people, they are wrong again. They will be defeated," he said in a tweet.
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.