University President disapproves of "harassment of student protests"
The president of Andrés Bello Catholic University read out a communiqué making an appeal to settle "by democratic means, in accordance with the Constitution, the serious and unprecedented event of the absence of the president-elect and failure to hold his incumbency"
"Solving by democratic means, in accordance with the Constitution, the serious and unprecedented event of the absence of the president-elect and failure to hold his incumbency is most urgent," the communiqué reads.
In addition, harassment of the protests staged by students "from several universities throughout the country, as well as the accusations made by several government spokespersons, in the absence of the right to defense and in default of evidence of the charges made are refused."
"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.