CARACAS, Monday May 13, 2013 | Update

Maduro thinks that Obama makes "a serious mistake"

To his mind, the US Government was let down concerning his overthrow

Monday May 13, 2013  10:15 AM
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro feels that his US counterpart Barack Obama has made "a serious mistake" for his failure to acknowledge the results of the Venezuelan presidential election.

"I think that they are making a serious mistake, another one in their Latin American policy. I think that they (Maduro's dissenters) convinced Obama of their adventure intended to disregard the election and promised him that I would be toppled (...) They let Obama down in an adventure and a defeat, and right now he is trapped for good," Maduro told multi-state network Telesur, DPA cited.

The Venezuelan president added that the Venezuelan opposition managed a violent agenda involving "two or three generals who were detained" and street riots.
This is all there is

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.

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