VP Maduro lands in Havana to meet with President Chávez
He travelled along with Minister of Petroleum and Mining Rafael Ramírez
Adriana Sívori, on her Twitter account @SivoriteleSUR, briefed on the arrival. For its part, state-run news agency Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN) noted that Maduro was joined by Minister of Petroleum and Mining and President of state-run oil holding Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa) Rafael Ramírez.
"Vice-President Maduro was welcome by the Foreign Ministers of Venezuela and Cuba, Elías Jaua and Bruno Rodríguez, respectively, and by Venezuelan Solicitor General Cilia Flores," the news agency spelled out.
"We are taking a set of items for consultation and decision making. Together with Foreign Minister Elías Jaua, we will represent our homeland at the Second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Celac, in Santiago, Chile," Maduro said shortly before leaving for his meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, in recovery from a cancer surgery underwent on December 11.
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.