One time only!

Can’t let a Golden Opportunity like this go by: for once I get to earnestly and unambiguously praise something the government does.

Chavez has dropped the silly, longstanding Venezuelan obstructionism to Guyanese development on the “disputed region” West of the Essequibo river – a region “disputed” on paper only, recognized by everyone and their cousin as Guyanese, and with no chance of ever being returned to Venezuela.

The dispute does nothing for Venezuela and genuinely hurts Guyana. Dropping the objections to development projects in the region is a forward-looking, corageous decision that Venezuela has resisted for too long for non-sensical, knee-jerk nationalist reasons.