Foreign Ministers of ALBA meet in Caracas
Venezuelan FM Elías Jaua thinks that whoever who wants links with Venezuela should respect
Jaua told inter-state TV channel Telesur that the appointment on Thursday will be a "very interesting" political council of the ALBA, where issues such as the reelection of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa and Cuba's Raúl Castro will be discussed. Additionally, a stance will be taken on, among others, the election to be held in Paraguay next April, Efe quoted.
Minister Jaua also referred to the comments lately made by US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland, about the Venezuelan political state of affairs and the health condition of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
"Again, whoever willing to hold relations with Venezuela must do it on the grounds of common respect, non-meddling in internal affairs, as we are not to interfere in the affairs of third countries."
"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.