CARACAS, Monday May 20, 2013 | Update

Maduro announces meeting with new owners of Globovisión

The Venezuelan president stressed the need to build a new television "to sanitize fascism in our society"

Monday May 20, 2013  04:41 PM
President Nicolás Maduro on Monday announced that he will meet with the new owners of private news TV channel Globovision, a strong critic of the government.

"The new owners of Globovisión asked me (for a meeting). I will do it. I do not know them; I do not know who they are," said the president at the Miraflores presidential palace.

Regarding his meeting on Monday with the owners of private TV stations Venevisión and Televén, Gustavo Cisneros and Omar Camero, respectively, Maduro said the meeting was intended at the "construction of a new television in Venezuela for peace, to sanitize fascism in our society. It is my duty as head of state."

"I will not accept anyone promoting fascism in Venezuela," he stressed.
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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