Communication minister: Chávez's recovery has been slow yet steady
Venezuelan Communication and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said President Hugo Chávez talked to his relatives, and through Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza greeted the Venezuelan people
Villegas added that despite the bleeding occurred during surgery, which took place in Havana on December 11, Chávez "has responded favorably." He added that the recovery has been "slow yet steady."
The official stressed that the Venezuelan president communicated with his relatives, and through Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza greeted the Venezuelan people.
Similarly, Villegas expressed gratitude to the Cuban people and government for hosting the Venezuelan Head of State. He also invited people to keep on showing solidarity with the Venezuelan president.
"Cocoa is to Venezuelans what wine is to the French," says Alejandro Prosperi, head of the Venezuelan Chamber of Cocoa, using this simile to express the paramount importance or the cocoa industry for the country. Often times heralded as "the best cocoa in the world," a passion for quality dating back to the sixteenth century has made Venezuelan cocoa growers to enjoy high prestige at international level and their product to be among the most sought-after in the world.