Venezuela's VP leads rally in commemoration of February 4, 1992
Senior officials have attended the event at the Historic Military Museum in Caracas
The event, which took place at the Historic Military Museum, west Caracas, was broadcast nationwide and been attended by several senior officials, including the Vice-President Nicolás Maduro and Congress Speaker Diosdado Cabello. High-rank members of the Bolivarian Armed Forces were also present.
The ceremony began with a one-minute silence in honor of the soldiers who died during the coup d'etat of February 4, 1992, led by Chávez.
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.