Venezuelan court denies humanitarian measure for ex police chief
Based on "unofficial" data, conditional release for humanitarian reasons was denied to ex police commissioner Iván Simonovis, twitted his wife Bonnie Simonovis
"I am emotionally shattered. I cannot cope with so much Bolivarian hatred and bitterness," the police's wife posted on the social network.
Defense attorney Enrique Perdomo promised to officially give the news on Thursday afternoon, as soon as he is in possession of the case file.
"I have no access to the case file; I do not know of any warrant of transfer from Sebin (National Bolivarian Intelligence Service) to Ramo Verde (jail) issued by the court," he explained.
The lawyer clarified that any transfer would mean that the application for conditional release for humanitarian reasons has been dismissed and would show disregard of the serious health condition of the police commissioner.
"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.