CARACAS, Monday January 28, 2013 | Update

FM Jaua heads for Ecuador on Thursday

The Ecuadorian minister of Foreign Affairs twitted on the upcoming visit of his Venezuelan counterpart

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jaua prepares to reinforce relations with Ecuador (Photo: AVN)
Monday January 28, 2013  03:59 PM
Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs has plans to visit Ecuador this week to tighten bilateral ties, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño twitted on Monday, Efe quoted.

Last January 18, Jaua, the Venezuelan ex Vice-President, welcomed Patiño in Caracas. On that occasion, Jaua also met with his Colombian counterpart María Ángela Holguín.

Holguín and Patiño visited Jaua to emphasize their support in view of the illness suffered by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who prevented him from being sworn-in for a new term in office beginning January 10.

The adjournment was endorsed by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) in a controversial ruling.

Begging for cocoa

"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.

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