The event, dubbed "Chococzribe" is part of an initiative to help small producers get their product onto the international market.
The socioeconomic secretary of the Italy-Latin American Institute, Gustavo Arteta, said cocoa occupies third place in the world market of primary products from the agriculture sector. He said South America and the Caribbean produce about 80 percent of the world's fine cocoa.
All of the Central American countries are represented at the meeting.
Everything will be fine! This is the Brazilians life philosophy, and a phrase being heard more and more in Panama, Brazil's new found partner in Central America, in its era as the world's sixth largest economy.
An analysis of the issue by Oscar Castaño Llorente in Martesfinanciero.com review comments like those of Jose Antonio De Obaldia, director of operations for FedEx Express, to demonstrate the beneficial synergy between the giant Brazil and the Central American logistics hub, "The economies of Brazil and Panama play an important role in the economic development of Latin America and the Caribbean, being the fastest growing and most stable in the region. "
President Ricardo Martinelli is taking part in the Second Pacific Alliance Summit, where Panama will be present as an observer.
A press release from the Presidency of Panama reads:
President Ricardo Martinelli arrived on Sunday, December 4, at the city of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, to attend the opening ceremony of the Second Pacific Alliance Summit, where Panama will be present as an observer.
The companies announced that they will attack together some segments of the Central American market.
According to Ericsson's Phone Account manager, Mats Malmstrom, the company "expects an expansion of its Central and Latin American portfolio in 2009, in association with corporations such as Movistar, and offering solutions to users of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) ".
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