Opposition rebuts Guyana's concession in Venezuelan area
The opposition alliance thinks that Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez ought to take a stance
The dissenting alliance Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) issued on Wednesday a press release expressing its disagreement with "the Venezuelan government weakness regarding the concessions awarded by Guyana in the Atlantic front of Delta Amacuro state."
The MUD expressed "concern and strongest refusal to all the concessions granted by the Government of Guyana in areas that belong to Venezuela's Atlantic front, as well as any exploration and drilling operations that have been conducted and to be conducted in this area."
"Specifically, we refuse the operations of oil transnational companies Exxon Mobil and Shell in the Stabroek bloc, which do not only occupy a portion of the maritime area of the disputed area, but also Venezuela's Atlantic front, offshore Delta Amacuro. Since 1999, such operations came to a standstill after a protest from the Venezuelan State," the communiqué stressed.
This week, El Universal disclosed that Exxon Mobil and Shell reactivated their exploration works in Stabroek bloc.
Translated by Conchita Delgado
Luis Jiménez Alfaro seems to have hidden under the rocks. The last time he was seen was on April 2006 walking calmly around Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, located nearby Caracas. At that time, more than five tons of cocaine arrived in Mexico in an airplane which took off from Venezuela, and his name featured as a missing piece of the puzzle of one of the most massive drug shipments that has been witnessed in the Western Hemisphere.