Colombia, US ask for observance of Venezuelan Constitution
The request was made by Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, met in Washington
Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requested on Tuesday in Washington the observance of the Venezuelan Constitution in the event of political transition, Department of State Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland reported.
Holguín and Clinton discussed the situation in Venezuela during a meeting at the US Department of State. "A political transition of any kind should be in accordance with the Venezuelan Constitution," they said, according to Nuland in a press conference, AFP quoted.
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.