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MANGO DE ORO FROM NORTHERN ARGENTINA...

PARAGUAY APUNTA AL MERCADO ARGENTINO PARA SUS PRIMERAS EXPORTACIONES DE MANGO...

Productores de mango apuntan a mercado argentino por mejor precio




Sábado, 14 de Agosto de 2010 


La demanda de mangos en Argentina sería alrededor de 800 toneladas por año, según sus importaciones en el 2009.
Argentina puede ser un mercado interesante para las exportaciones paraguayas del mango, por la demanda insatisfecha y los precios razonablemente superiores que el mercado local, según datos proporcionados por el gerente de mesas sectoriales de la Red de Inversiones y Exportaciones (Rediex), Amílcar Cazal, en el marco de la presentación de avances del programa Mango para Exportación.




Con un precio promedio de 10.000 guaraníes por fruta pagados en el vecino país, frente a los 1.000 a 1.500 guaraníes que se vende en el mercado local, los productores podrían entusiasmarse y sobrepasar los pequeños desafíos para ofrecer frutas de calidad, cultivadas en su mayoría en la zona de Cordillera. 

Además, la comercialización hacia dicho mercado podría ser más accesible mediante los antecedentes que…

PARAGUAY Y SU NUEVA PLANTA HIDROTERMICA YA ESTAN LISTOS PARA LA TEMPORADA DE MANGO 2011...

PARAGUAY SE ALISTA A EXPORTAR MANGO ATRAVEZ DE SU PLANTA HIDROTERMICA...

PARAGUAY NEEDS MANGO INDUSTRY TO HELP RESTORE THE LOST FORESTS...

About Paraguay

We’re piloting our work in Paraguay, an agricultural country in the heart of South America. 
With ½ million small-scale, family farmers, it leads the world in the export of Fair Trade sugar
Its climate ranges from subtropical to temperate, and as a result, a wide variety of fruit is produced (from apples and strawberries to mangos and pineapple!). 

It is the six largest soy producer in the world, however with the advent of soy, much of Paraguay’s pristine Atlantic Forests have been lost. 

This rapid deforestation has meant that Paraguay has lost 30% of its forest in just 20 years, from 1970 to 1990; just 25% of its original forest remains (Huang et al. 2009), making the need for sustainable agriculture all the more urgent.

Paraguay has a population of almost 7 million, 40% of which live in rural areas, and is slightly smaller than the size of California (Source: CIA Factbook). It has two official languages, Spanish and Guarani, reflecting the influence of Paraguay’s ind…

COPA AMERICA SEMI FINALS START TOMORROW AS PERU & URUGUAY MATCH UP IN FIRST HALF OF FINAL ELIMINATION....

Copa America        Semi Final      Line Up:                                                                                          


Tuesday, July 19, 2011                                                                            



Perú                       8:45 ET                    Uruguay



Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Paraguay                   8:45 ET                 Venezuela






Saturday, July 23, 2011TBA 3:00 ETTBA                                                    



Sunday, July 24, 2011TBA 3:00 ETTBA                                        



Read more: http://sports.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/soccerfront.asp?lg=copa&eref=sinav#ixzz1SWM9Oxzp

COSTA RICA: A PERFECT HUB FOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA

Costa Rica Becomes Hub of Drug Cartels


By Douglas Marin

                                                                                         SAN JOSE – Costa Rica has gone from being a bridge for drug trafficking between South and North America to becoming established as a warehouse and trading center for drug cartels, from which the authorities have seized 92.7 tons of cocaine and $17 million in the last 3½ years.



“In this part of the world we are privileged by nature and the climate, but it is also the drug route from south to north, and of money from north to south,” Security Minister Janina Del Vecchio said in her annual activities report.



She said that Costa Rica is no longer just a transit area for drugs.



Now, according to Del Vecchio, “traffickers come here and store the drugs, and they don’t even have intermediaries – Colombians come and leave the drugs and Mexicans come and pick them up.”



Her view is shared by the director of the OIJ criminal investigation agency, Jorge Rojas, …

WHERE THE MONEY IS: MANY PARALLELS BETWEEN SINALOA DRUG CARTELS AND THE "COCAINE COWBOYS" OF THE 1980S THAT RAN MIAMI...

Cartel drug trafficking reminiscent of '80s Miami
by Diana Washington Valdez \ El Paso Times
Posted: 07/18/2011 06:54:30 AM MDT





The bay in Miami, Florida. "The Mexican cartels are... (Diana Washington Valdez / El Paso Times)




MIAMI -- Peacocks lounging in mango trees and coconut groves swaying with the ocean winds are part of the landscape in South Florida -- one of the world's favorite tourist destinations.



When the sun sets, the party scenes come alive at nightclubs and beaches where all kinds of drugs flow like the sea waves that ebb in and out of the coastline.



It seems that the golden days of Florida's cocaine trade hardly ended when law enforcement rounded up the state's legendary kingpins of the late 1970s and early 1980s.



One of the events from then that's etched in Miami's memory was the 1979 shooting spree reminiscent of Mexico's drug violence today.



Two men jumped out of an armored truck at the Dadeland Mall and shot two men inside a liquor store. Po…

COLORFIELD FARMS AND ANNE PIDGEON WAIT FOR YOU THIS WEEKEND TO ENJOY MANGOES OF FLORIDA...

JOIN ANNE PIDGEON IN MIMAUMA, FLORIDA FOR MANGO FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND...

Anne Pidgeon’s WONDERFUL WORLD of
COLORFIELD FARMS



Nursery, Garden Center, Landscaping and Gifts
Mango Festival
July 22-23-24Friday, Saturday and Sunday· 10 AM: Growing Tropical Fruit in Central Florida
· NOON: Mango Mania, Culinary Tips

· 2 PM: Mango Tree Basics

· 4 PM: Selecting a Mango Variety

Admission $5 Per Person

Free Parking

Free Mango Tastings All Day

Fully Stocked with Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Planters,



Native Plants, Butterfly Plants, Herbs and Flowers.
(813) 833-2545 Open 7 Days: 9-5
8221 Hwy 674 Wimauma, Florida 33598
On S.R. 674...Exactly Five Miles East of Hwy 301

“Add Some Color To Your Life!”

Big Pots of Mixed Veggie Plants, Herbs & Annuals Ready to Grow, Show and Harvest at Home.

Just Add Sunlight, Water and TLC.

"America's Number One Hobby Is
Landscape-Gardening!"

Our Own Fresh Picked Tree-Ripened Citrus Fruit and Mangos. In season.

Top Notch Culinary Herbs Plants. Make Your Own Dr…

MANGO FARMER FROM FLORIDA HOSTS MANGO FESTIVAL & TASTING TO PROMOTE "FRESH" MANGOES...

Event celebrates mangoes fresh from the tree





LOIS KINDLE/staff


Anne Pidgeon of Colorfield Farms, left, greets customers Pat and Wes Vasser and Howard Southall. Pidgeon hosts the mango fest.


By TBO.COM
Published: July 18, 2011

WIMAUMA --

Anne Pidgeon has a mission when it comes to mangoes. 



She wants everyone to know how they truly taste.




"There is nothing like a tree-ripened mango," she said. "It's like a peach or a tomato. Anything that is allowed to ripen on the plant develops its natural sugars and becomes more lusciously sweet."


For the past three years, Pidgeon has hosted an annual festival to celebrate the tropical fruit at Colorfield Farms, a plant nursery and garden center she owns.



This year's event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 8221 State Road 674. It will include a farmers market, all-day mango tasting, educational demonstrations and more. 

Admission is $5, parking is free and the gates open at 8:30.


The festival will featu…

THE ULTIMATE STAND-OFF: THE USA BUDGET NEGOTIATION & THE SCIENCE OF TRUST...

Mind & Brain


The Neuroscience of the Debt Debate, or Why Cooperation Takes a Backseat to Mistrust

Our elected leaders are (probably) not distrusting jerks. Game theory suggests that cooperation is natural but that morality could undercut the tendency

By Jason Castro | July 15, 2011 


STANDOFF: Drawn-out negotiations between Democrats and Republicans can be understood through game theory—sometimesImage: jgroup/iStockphoto



Eleventh-hour negotiations aren't uncommon in Washington, D.C., but the most recent duel over the debt limit seems especially tense. 

Unless its debt ceiling is raised from its current $14.3 trillion, or its budget is miraculously balanced, the U.S. will default on its financial obligations on August 2, leading to a credit downgrade, delayed government payments and other serious economic troubles. 

Debt default is an outcome that's almost unanimously opposed, so the failure of decision-making feels especially frustrating. 

With such complex political gamesmanship …

PUBLIC CITIZEN FOUNDATION REVIEWING CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST NMB ON BEHALF OF USA CONSUMER...

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Robert C. Fellmeth is Price Professor of Public Interest Law University of San Diego School of Law and director of its Center for Public Interest Law. He joined the faculty in 1977 after a career in public interest law. Professor Fellmeth graduated from Stanford University (AB 1967) and Harvard University School of Law (J.D. 1970). From 1968 to 1973, he was an attorney with the Center for the Study of Responsive Law and was one of the original “Nader's Raiders.” He has also served as deputy district attorney for San Diego County and assistant U.S. attorney for the Department of Justice in San Diego, specializing in antitrust prosecutions. He is the co-a…