Venezuelan telecoms board starts proceedings against Globovisión
The move relates to the broadcasting, from December 2012 through January 9, of four short feature stories containing video footages of different statements issued by some Venezuelan senior officials on the President Hugo Chávez's swearing in-ceremony
The move relates to the broadcasting, from December 2012 through January 9, of four short feature stories containing video footages of different statements issued by some Venezuelan senior officials on the President Hugo Chávez's swearing in-ceremony and their views about some Articles of the Constitution of Venezuela.
Conatel Director Pedro Maldonado alleged that Globovisión violated Article 27 of the Radio and Television Social Responsibility Law, which forbids radio, television and electronic media from broadcasting messages that may instigate or promote hatred and intolerance based on religious or political reasons, gender, racism or xenophobia; instigate, promote and/or justify or defend crime; constitute war propaganda; promote anxiety among the public or alter the public order; repudiate legitimately constituted authorities; constitute a call to homicide; instigate or promote non-compliance with the current legal system.
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.