Bolivian and Uruguayan presidents to visit Venezuela on January 10
Confirmations from the presidents of Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil are still pending. The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister will be traveling to Venezuela, though
Bolivian Communication Minister Armanda Dávila confirmed that Morales, who visited Chávez on December 22-23, would be visiting Venezuelan to attend the events.
Meanwhile, permission has been granted by the Uruguayan senate to Uruguayan President José Mujica to "support the Venezuelan people and Government."
Although Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will not be attending the event, according to Foreign Affairs Advisor Marco Aurelio Garcia, confirmations to attend the ceremonies from the presidents of Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil are still pending. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño will be traveling to Venezuela, though.
"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.