February 14, 2014
Chocolate and Hugo Chavez
Tim Padgett, Miami Herald
The Associated Press
Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves. Big deal. This is Valentine’s week, when cocoa matters more than crude -- and what’s important is that Venezuela produces the world’s best chocolate. Problem is, will politics soon drag down Venezuela’s cacao (cocoa) industry the way it’s reduced the country’s oil output? On Feb. 14, at least, that’s a worrisome question, especially inside gourmet chocolate shops like Romanicos.
TAGGED: Hugo Chavez, Venezuela, Cocoa, Chocolate