criollo http://wlrn.org en Chocolate And Chávez: Valentine's Day Confronts Venezuela's Strife http://wlrn.org/post/chocolate-and-ch-vez-valentines-day-confronts-venezuelas-strife <p></p><p>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.</p><p>Problem is, will politics soon drag down Venezuela’s <em>cacao</em> (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.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:10:15 +0000 Tim Padgett 27771 at http://wlrn.org Chocolate And Chávez: Valentine's Day Confronts Venezuela's Strife