Capriles: Venezuela has a government that does not govern
Reelected governor of Miranda state and opposition leader Henrique Capriles said Monday that the Constitution provides for clear terms and conditions in the event that Hugo Chávez fails to appear in his swearing-in ceremony on January 10
According to Capriles, given the health condition of President Hugo Chávez, "the government does not govern."
He stressed that the opposition has never suggested that on January 10 Chávez should lose his condition as president-elect. Rather, he said the terms and conditions provided for under the Constitution for such case should be met.
"We want him to take office, but if his swearing in does not occur, we have a number of established legal terms. This is not about constructions on what people like or not."
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.