University President disapproves of "harassment of student protests"
The president of Andrés Bello Catholic University read out a communiqué making an appeal to settle "by democratic means, in accordance with the Constitution, the serious and unprecedented event of the absence of the president-elect and failure to hold his incumbency"
"Solving by democratic means, in accordance with the Constitution, the serious and unprecedented event of the absence of the president-elect and failure to hold his incumbency is most urgent," the communiqué reads.
In addition, harassment of the protests staged by students "from several universities throughout the country, as well as the accusations made by several government spokespersons, in the absence of the right to defense and in default of evidence of the charges made are refused."
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.