VP Maduro: People were bretayed after January 23, 1958
Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro walked with National Assembly Speaker Diosdado Cabello from Propatria parish to 23 de Enero parish, west Caracas
One of the slogans of the rallies was "the people will never be betrayed again," thanks to the revolution of President Hugo Chávez.
"People had great hopes, but were betrayed by a deal in New York and the Punto Fijo pact -a pact between the bourgeoisie and the elite of political parties that betrayed the people. The US imperialism supported this betrayal," Maduro told state-run television station VTV as he walked to the 23 de Enero parish.
"We are walking towards socialism, towards true happiness, towards ultimate freedom. We are going to build a society of peace that has a name: socialism," Maduro added.
"We are strengthening national unity," said Speaker of the National Assembly Diosdado Cabello.
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.