Opposition: Chávez's no-show for inauguration breaches the Constitution
In a communication delivered to Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Executive Secretary of the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD) Ramón Guillermo Aveledo underscored that President Hugo Chávez's no-show at his inauguration ceremony scheduled for January 10 implies a violation not only of the Venezuelan Constitution, but also of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, Articles 3 and 4
Addressing OAS's Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, MUD's Executive Secretary Ramón Guillermo Aveledo said that in addition to breaching the provisions set out in the Venezuelan Constitution, Chávez's no-show at his inauguration ceremony scheduled for January 10 runs counter to Articles 3 and 4 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter.
Aveledo noted that all possible solutions to any political issues are listed in the Constitution. He stressed that violating the provisions set forth therein implies a disruption of the constitutional and democratic order.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.