Bolivian and Uruguayan presidents to visit Venezuela on January 10
Confirmations from the presidents of Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil are still pending. The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister will be traveling to Venezuela, though
Bolivian Communication Minister Armanda Dávila confirmed that Morales, who visited Chávez on December 22-23, would be visiting Venezuelan to attend the events.
Meanwhile, permission has been granted by the Uruguayan senate to Uruguayan President José Mujica to "support the Venezuelan people and Government."
Although Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will not be attending the event, according to Foreign Affairs Advisor Marco Aurelio Garcia, confirmations to attend the ceremonies from the presidents of Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil are still pending. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño will be traveling to Venezuela, though.
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.