Venezuelan FM puts off trip to Ecuador
As it appears from a press release from the Ecuadorian Foreign Office, the meeting between Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elías Jaua and his Ecuadorian counterpart has been deferred "by reason of agenda"
The meeting to be held in Quito between Jaua and his counterpart Ricardo Patiño "has been postponed by reason of agenda. Nevertheless, the Foreign Offices of Ecuador and Venezuela will continue discussing and preparing a new agenda for the next few days," the Ecuadorian Foreign Office noted, as quoted by AFP.
Jaua and Patiño had plans to meet to "review the matters in the common interest in the bilateral relation, as well as in the political, economic, trade and cooperation ambits."
The Venezuelan diplomat was appointed to his current position on January 15 by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who remains in a Cuban hospital.
Translated by Conchita Delgado
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.