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."
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.