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ECUADOR LIDERA LISTA DE PAISES CON MAS EXPECIES EN PELIGRO DE EXTINCION ...

Los 10 países con más especies en peligro de extinción








La última lista roja de especies en peligro de extición, nos deja tambien una grafica muy interesante donde podemos ver cuales son los paises que encabezan la infame lista de paises con mas especies en peligro de extinción.


Es claro que la mayoría de los países con más animales amenazados están en el trópico. Esto se puede deber a que en esas latitudes se concentra mayor biodiversidad que en países septentrionales, ademas de que son paises pobres y los cuales estan sufriendo deforestaciones como nunca antes en la historia.






http://diarioecologia.com/los-10-paises-con-mas-especies-en-peligro-de-extincion/



LOGISTICS CONTINUE TO PLAGUE MANGO EXPORTERS IN PERU ...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California








www.mangoworldmagazine.blogspot.com










January 07, 2012














A combination of  poor crop forecasting by Peruvian exporters and a shortage of available sea containers at the port of Paita, Peru is causing a logistical nightmare for mango shippers.




Routing to Canada and the USA northeast market is particularly limited.




Some exporters are shipping fruit in field crates to Lima and packing there prior to shipping via the port of Callao.




The culled fruit is being sold on the local market in Lima.




This logistical problem is causing shippers to focus on neighboring countries that can be reached by land routes.


Of particular interest is the Chilean market which has received over 120,000 (4kg) cartons of mango from Peru so far this season.




The Colombian market is of interest for those willing to brave the mountainous route through Ecuador.


In the meantime mango shippers will continue to search for creative alternatives.











LATIN AMERICA ENJOYING RELATIVE STABILITY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS ...

Jorge G Castaneda
Former Mexican foreign minister Jorge Castaneda is Global Distinguished Professor of Politics at New York University.




Good times down Latin America's way


The outlook for Latin America remains positive in 2012 - despite reduced Chinese and Indian demand for raw materials.

Last Modified: 07 Jan 2012 11:38









The health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will remain a key issue in Latin America in 2012 [EPA]





Mexico City, Mexico - For Latin America, 2011 was, in Frank Sinatra's terms, a very good year - and 2012 doesn't look like being so bad either. For a region not always accustomed to things going well, this is a somewhat strange state of affairs.


Three elections were held in Latin America in 2011. Two - in Argentina and Peru - went well; the other - in Nicaragua - was marred by egregious fraud and heavy-handed government intervention in favour of the incumbent. Still, two out of three is not bad in a region where, previously, if elections were held at all, dispute…

DAKAR RALLY 2012 TAKES A BREAK; STAGE EIGHT RESUMES ON MONDAY JANUARY 09, 2012 ...

1st start (GMT-3) : 9:55 AM The eighth stage of the 2012 Dakar stretches from Copiapó to Antofagasta and consists of a 245-kilometre liaison and a 477-kilometre timed section.




 After Sunday's rest day, this special will set the scene for the continuing feud between Cyril Despres and Marc Coma at the top of the motorcycle classification.


 It will also bring the leader of the car classification, Cyril Despres, to the fore. His margin over a chase group led by Holowczyc, Gordon and Roma is more symbolic than anything. The same goes for Gerard de Rooy, who still leads the truck classification ahead of Loprais, Stacey and Ardavichus. 




Will Saturday's revolution in the quad category continue on Monday? 








Despite the length of the stage, no decisive gaps are expected to open up in Monday's back-to-racing special. The longest stage of the rally will allow pilots to ease back into the competition. 






The pace on the stony courses leading to Antofagasta will be quite high while still allowi…

CHAVEZ ESTRECHA LAZOS CON PERU ...

ESTRECHAN LAZOS Hugo Chávez recibe a Ollanta Humala para avanzar en "acuerdos estratégicos" El presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, recibió este sábado a su homólogo peruano, Ollanta Humala. EFE El presidente de Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, recibió este sábado a su homólogo peruano, Ollanta Humala, en el estado Bolívar (sur), donde se encuentra la rica faja petrolera del Orinoco, para desarrollar una jornada de trabajo en la que tienen previsto avanzar en varios "acuerdos estratégicos".
"El pueblo de Venezuela te da la bienvenida, al pueblo hermano del Perú en tu persona, presidente Ollanta, vamos a trabajar duro en estas horas que vienen para articular un primer conjunto de acuerdos estratégicos", dijo Chávez en el aeropuerto internacional de la ciudad de Puerto Ordaz, en Bolívar. El mandatario venezolano mencionó que los acuerdos que firmarán abarcan las áreas económica, social, geopolítica, cultural, tecnológica y energética "para avanzar en lo bilat…

CHAVEZ GRANTS PETROPERU ACCESS TO VENEZUELAN OIL ...

President Humala welcomed by Chavez upon arrival in Venezuela










Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Peruvian leader Ollanta Humala. Photo: ANDINA/ Palacio de Miraflores






Lima, Jan. 07 (ANDINA). Peruvian President Ollanta Humala arrived Saturday midday to the State of Bolivar, in Venezuela, where he was received by his counterpart Hugo Chavez, with whom he is to hold a meeting and sign agreements on trade and energy.


Humala landed at Manuel Piar airport, inPuerto Ordaz, located in the southern region of the country, were he was accordedfull military honors.


From this place, they will head to the Macagua dam and the Orinoco Oil Belt, which is the world's largest liquid hydrocarbons reserve, covering a large area that includes the States of Guarico, Anzoategui, Monagas and Delta Amacuro.










Both leaders are expected to sign energy agreements and offer a press conference to report on the agreements made.


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MYSTERY & INTRIGUE SURROUNDED THE EARLY DAYS OF THE CALIFORNIA MANGO PROJECT ...

The Secret Garden : Research: A trail of intrigue winds from Israel to the Coachella Valley, where the folks who brought you the Seedless Watermelon plan to grow the world's most popular fruit.



November 14, 1991




DANIEL P. PUZO | TIMES STAFF WRITER






INDIO — In the fall of 1988, the web of secrecy surrounding a multimillion-dollar experiment here began to unravel.



Word leaked out that research was being conducted at an obscure site in the Coachella Valley. Despite the protection offered by a private security firm, a guard dog and a 12-foot-high cyclone fence topped with razor-sharp barbed wire, important material began disappearing.




Later on, armed men entered the compound, shot and killed the guard dog and stole irreplaceable scientific data.



The most bizarre aspect of this incident is that the target was not priceless computer microchips, classified U.S. defense programs or the like. The bandits made off with a row of trees laden with fruit.


Fruit trees are not exactly rare in this rich a…

IT WAS A TRIP TO ISRAEL IN 1983 THAT BROUGHT MANGOES TO THE CALIFORNIA DESERT ...

MARKETS : Partners in Trade: California and Israel : The growing relationship could mean more jobs and a boost for the state's economic recovery.




May 07, 1993



|MICHAEL PARKS | TIMES STAFF WRITER








TEL AVIV — For Howard P. Marguleas, chairman of Sun World International, the giant fruit and vegetable grower based in Bakersfield, the thought is beguiling--mangoes raised in the California desert capturing the American market from mangoes imported from the tropics.




"A desert mango should be no more impossible than the winter strawberries we grow now," he said. "The market is there, no question about that, it should be a highly profitable product and it will create a lot of jobs in California. We just have to get the research done right and fast."




Doing that research are plant scientists based at Israel's Volcani Agricultural Research Institute, southeast of Tel Aviv; their work was commissioned by Marguleas in the complex, rapidly evolving trade relationship between Ca…

"LULA" DESEA RETOMAR LA POLITICA ...

De vuelta al poder Mientras se recupera de las sesiones de radioterapia, Lula da Silva reveló que desea retomar la actividad política cuanto antes






El ex presidente de Brasil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva se recupera bien de las sesiones de radioterapia que está recibiendo contra el cáncer y quiere retomar la actividad política cuanto antes, dijo el diputado Paulo Teixeira, su correligionario en el Partido de los Trabajadores.




"El está súper bien y mostró mucho entusiasmo con la posibilidad de volver a la política cuanto antes", dijo Teixeira, tras visitar al ex mandatario en su residencia de Sao Bernardo do Campo, región metropolitana de Sao Paulo, consignó la agencia DPA.

Lula da Silva recibió hoy la tercera sesión de radioterapia en el Hospital Sirio Libanés, en Sao Paulo, en el marco del tratamiento que sigue para combatir el cáncer de laringe que le fue detectado en octubre pasado.

Tras someterse a sesiones de quimioterapia a fines del año pasado, las cuales le redujeron el tum…

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HOW EUROPE'S AUSTERITY IS KILLING THE MANGO MARKET ....

How Austerity Is Killing EuropeJeff Madrick Milos Bicanski/Getty Images A man walking past graffiti, Athens, December 6, 2011

On the last day of 2011, a headline in The Wall Street Journal read: “Spain Misses Deficit Target, Sets Cuts.” The cruel forces of poor economic logic were at work to welcome in the new year. 




The European Union has become a vicious circle of burgeoning debt leading to radical austerity measures, which in turn further weaken economic conditions and result in calls for still more damaging cuts in government spending and higher taxes. 




The European debt crisis began with Greece, and that nation remains the European Union’s most stricken economy. But it has spread inexorably to Ireland, Portugal, Italy, and Spain, and even threatens France and possibly the U.K. It need not have done so. 




Rarely do we get so stark an example of bad—arguably even perverse—economic thinking in action.


Over the past two years, the severe 2009 recession, which started in the U.S. but sprea…

GHOUSIA FRUIT COMPANY : INDIA'S LARGEST FRUIT DISTRIBUTOR

About Ghousia Fruit Co.





Ghousia Fruit Co. is a family run business over 40 years has grown from strength to strength to emerge as a major supplier of quality fresh fruits in India. Having established an extensive domestic market in fresh fruits.



We are one of the largest wholesalers of quality fresh fruits in India and we have direct supply to all the major fruit processers and fresh fruit exporters in the country. Having long standing local network of growers to built a business that brings our customers closer to the source. We also have our own mango farms, basically we are also growers.



Ghousia Fruit Co. is based in APMC yard in Bangalore which is easily reachable. It is visited by the retailers, wholesalers to catering and general cash and carry customers also. 


We are open 6 days a week Monday to Saturday from 6am to 6pm. Mangoes are considered to be the king of fruits which is rich in flavor and is an excellent source of vitamin A & C. 

There are different varieties of mangoes w…

STAGE FIVE FOOTAGE AS DAKAR RALLY ENTERS THE ANDES ...

THE INSIDE VIEW: DAKAR RALLY 2012

IMAGES FROM STAGE FIVE OF THE DAKAR RALLY 2012 ...

SAFETY PREVAILS AS STAGE SIX IS CANCELLED AT DAKAR RALLY 2012 ...

DAILY DAKAR DIARY | DAY 6: SAFETY IN NUMBERS
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The cancellation of the sixth stage of the 2012 Dakar Rally led to a strange series of events as the desert classic crossed from Argentina to Chile.









Stage Six – Fiambala to Copiapo





The day started with the entire fleet of competitors setting off in a convoy from Fiambala. The plan was to give a sense of safety in numbers against the torrential weather warnings that the race organisers had been receiving. On arrival in Copiapo the competitors were then left to fend for themselves as they waited many an hour for their service crews to complete their own perilous path through the Andes.



Despite the spectacular scenery on show from 4700 metres above sea-level along el Paso de San Francisco there was an obvious sense of anticlimax with no timed racing taking place.



“Yesterday was the first time I finished a stage feeling really happy with the job I had done. Later that night I was just drifting off to sleep when s…