Opposition rejects alleged judicial persecution
Opposition leaders including Ismael García, Julio Borges and Leopoldo López said the Venezuelan government is using "lies" to try to prosecute dissenters
Ismael García, an opposition deputy to the National Assembly, said that the government's "lies" are intended to quash dissenters.
Additionally, the National Coordinator of opposition People's Will party, Leopoldo López, said that on Thursday February 28 his mother and himself will appear at the Attorney General Office to face accusations of alleged corruption.
"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.