Ecuador's Correa: The revolutionary process in our America must continue
After asserting that Hugo Chávez's absence from the Venezuelan Government would be a "severe blow to Latin America," Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said, "no one should be indispensable"
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Correa said that if Chávez "cannot act," it would be a "severe blow to Latin America," according to a statement released by the Ecuadorian Government's electronic newspaper, reported AFP.
However, he said, "We are all necessary, but nobody should be indispensable, and the revolutionary process in our America should continue."
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.