High level talks have begun between Guyana and the US. I've been predicting that with Hugo Chavez next door and oil in Guyana, that the US would do what it found fit to not only secure a likley US oil supply but also contain Hugo Chavez. A Venezuelan invasion or "destabilization" of Guyana would not be ideal for the US who would seek to prevent it. The article mentions the possibility of a US base in Guyana once the lease for one expires in Ecuador. Given the way that the US tends to protect regimes who supply oil to the US and host military bases, it would seem that 2011 would be the best time for a pro-western/pro-business government to be installed.