Venezuela plans renewed relations with the US "at any possible level"
Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolás Maduro has confirmed the appointment of ambassador to the Organization of American States, Roy Chaderton, to restore diplomatic relations with the US, frozen since 2010
"We have no problems in restoring the relations under the basis of respect, and regularize the diplomatic relations at any level." As a matter of fact, the Venezuelan vice-president remarked that whenever the Venezuelan Government seeks to resume relations with Barack Obama's Government, "sabotage is ignited by ultra right-wing sectors with overwhelming power and controlling the industrial, military, and mass media apparatus of the US."
The vice-president also revealed that Chaderton has been in contact with Washington three times upon the express authorization of President Hugo Chávez.
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.