Venezuela's VP leads rally in commemoration of February 4, 1992
Senior officials have attended the event at the Historic Military Museum in Caracas
The event, which took place at the Historic Military Museum, west Caracas, was broadcast nationwide and been attended by several senior officials, including the Vice-President Nicolás Maduro and Congress Speaker Diosdado Cabello. High-rank members of the Bolivarian Armed Forces were also present.
The ceremony began with a one-minute silence in honor of the soldiers who died during the coup d'etat of February 4, 1992, led by Chávez.
"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.