Venezuela Interested in Costa Rican Meat

A delegation of Venezuelan businessmen is in Costa Rica negotiating conditions to buy meat.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This process started several months ago. Three weeks ago, Venezuelan health officials inspected three slaughterhouses.

Mazzero, president of Corfoga, an association fostering livestock breeding, told "Our ambassador in Venezuela, Vladimir de la Cruz, expressed that the Venezuelans come here to buy our excess production".

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