Uruguayan president urges Venezuelans to remain "calm"
"Life teaches us a simple lesson: there is always time to stand up and start all over again and I believe that worthwhile causes transcend circumstantial men," Uruguayan President José Mujica stressed, expressing his solidarity to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez
Mujica added, "Chávez's legacy is enduring and hopefully he will overcome the terrible situation he is going through, but if he does not, life will continue."
The Uruguayan leader, who is currently in Venezuela to attend some events scheduled for Thursday, urged Venezuelan people to remain "calm" and stressed that he keeps alert to "uncertain" situations.
"Life teaches us a simple lesson: There is always time to stand up and start all over again, and I believe that worthwhile causes transcend circumstantial men," Mujica remarked, adding that Venezuelans have a great country full of opportunities.
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.