Venezuelan FM in Cuba for President Chávez's instructions
The Venezuelan foreign minister held a meeting with his Cuban counterpart
The foreign minister said that his visit to Cuba aims at discussing with President Chávez some aspects concerning the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the European Union, which will be held next weekend in Chile.
"We have also seized the opportunity to hold a working meeting and outline some joint cooperation and political agreements between our governments," he added.
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.