Insulza: Controversy surrounds the issue of Chávez's inauguration
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) José Miguel Insulza on Wednesday told Chilean radio station ADN that he would rather not comment about the decision to postpone the inauguration of President Hugo Chávez for his new term in office
"Some elements are political rather than juridical. I would rather not take a stance. I think it is better for Venezuelans to solve this issue tomorrow (January 10)," Insulza said in an interview with Chilean radio station ADN, Efe reported.
"The problem is that many think that if he (Chávez) does not take oath tomorrow (January 10), this would trigger a different process. This is not accepted by people who do not want to rule out the possibility that Chávez takes oath a few days later."
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.