Venezuelan opposition leader: Government lies about Chávez's health
"A few days ago, the liars (Government officials) said that they regularly talked to the president. Now they say he cannot talk. They are playing the fool with their own people," opposition state Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski twitted with reference to both Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's health status and post-surgery images released on Friday
Capriles claimed that previous official statements on Chávez's health condition are not consistent with the latest report. "A few days ago, the liars (Government officials) said that they regularly talked to the president. Now they say he cannot talk. They are playing the fool with their own people," the opposition leader twitted from his account.
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.