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.

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TAGGED: Hugo Chavez, Venezuela, Cocoa, Chocolate


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