Ecuador's Correa: President Chávez is going through a hard treatment
Although the Ecuadorian head of state refused to forecast any scenario without Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, he stated that in the event that Chávez fails to resume office, "Vice-President (Nicolás) Maduro is absolutely capable" of taking his place
Chávez came back to Venezuela on Monday after being convalescent in Cuba for more than two months. The leader has not been seen in public, except in a few pictures published last Friday, since he left for Cuba last December to have his fourth cancer surgery.
On Wednesday, Correa revealed that he spoke with Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro in order to coordinate a visit to Venezuela in the coming days.
Although the Ecuadorian head of state refused to forecast any scenario without Chávez, he stated that in the event that Chávez fails to resume office, "Vice-President (Nicolás) Maduro is absolutely capable" to take his place.
"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.