Insulza: Controversy surrounds the issue of Chávez's inauguration
Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) José Miguel Insulza on Wednesday told Chilean radio station ADN that he would rather not comment about the decision to postpone the inauguration of President Hugo Chávez for his new term in office
"Some elements are political rather than juridical. I would rather not take a stance. I think it is better for Venezuelans to solve this issue tomorrow (January 10)," Insulza said in an interview with Chilean radio station ADN, Efe reported.
"The problem is that many think that if he (Chávez) does not take oath tomorrow (January 10), this would trigger a different process. This is not accepted by people who do not want to rule out the possibility that Chávez takes oath a few days later."
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.