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While the Fat Cat's away for cancer treatment in Cuba: Left to their own devices ....

Venezuelan politics


Mar 27th 2012, 2:24 

by P.G. | CARACAS








FOR years the barons of Venezuela’s ruling United Socialist Party (PSUV) have been accusing each other of treachery, corruption, wheeler-dealing and skullduggery. Until recently, however, they tended to keep such charges private. 

Now that the country’s president and their unquestioned leader, Hugo Chávez, is once more convalescent after his second cancer operation in under a year, however, the knives are out in earnest—and in public.



None other than the president’s brother, Adán Chávez, the governor of their home state of Barinas, alleged in a recent article that treason stalked the corridors of power. Although he named no names, he hinted that the traitors belonged to the ruling clique. Some commentators saw a link between his allegations and a perceived struggle for succession.


 With many convinced that the president does not have long to live, the issue, though officially taboo, is high on the political agenda.



The PSUV’s leaders…

EMEX DATA: USA Importer totals from Mexico through March 25, 2012 ...

Acumulado General Temporada 2012
DistribuidorTotal CajasTotal %GM PRODUCE SALES LLC934,11412.44%CIRULI BROTHERS914,46412.18%FRESKA PRODUCE INTERNATIONAL LLC.830,54711.06%CABEFRUIT PRODUCE LLC602,7368.03%PAULMEX INT'L. LTD407,8365.43%SPLENDID PRODUCTS350,1664.66%FOOD SOURCE TEXAS349,3164.65%LONDON FRUIT, INC.244,2103.25%COAST TROPICAL222,7042.97%BEST ORIENTAL PRODUCE, INC.206,3642.75%FARMER`S BEST INT. LLC203,4842.71%HIGUERAL PRODUCE, INC177,1872.36%EB INTERNATIONAL155,7012.07%VISION PRODUCE PARTNERS OF TEXAS LLC.148,1981.97%DEKALB FARMERS, MARKET136,1761.81%RCF PRODUCE INC.134,9041.80%PACIFIC ORGANIC, INC.121,5841.62%PROVIDENCIA FRESH LLC109,0081.45%GRANDE PRODUCE LTD,CO.108,2881.44%G. MENDEZ & CO;INC93,2761.24%LA MINITA PRODUCE, LLC90,0001.20%DON QUIJOTE PRODUCE75,4801.01%CABELLO PRODUCE CORP.74,5080.99%IPA TRADING GROUP67,3200.90%EMP. DE MANGOS DEL NOROESTE66,2310.88%DIAZTECA COMPANY63,5920.85%FRESH TEX PRODUCE51,7680.69%GLOB…

EMEX DATA: Season totals through March 25, 2012 by Cultivars ...

Acumulado General Temporada 2012


VariedadCalibreTotal CajasTotal %ATAULFO62690.01%7900.00%82000.00%91,7120.03%1019,3450.38%111,3950.03%12313,0256.18%1369,4951.37%141,056,39220.86%1548,1300.95%161,189,88323.49%181,170,46423.11%20686,63113.56%22316,1836.24%2312,2760.24%2446,0110.91%264,3800.09%281460.00%36108,0002.13%BABY20,7270.41%Total ATAULFO5,064,75467.44%HADEN63,1620.39%728,0633.49%861,8687.70%9128,46215.99%10242,92130.24%12256,91831.98%

EMEX DATA: Pack out by variety for Sunday March 25, 2012 ...

Semana 13, del 25 al 31 de Marzo de 2012VariedadCalibreTotal CajasTotal %ATAULFO122,0923.98%131,7923.41%147,68114.61%151,2802.44%169,74818.55%1814,74828.06%207,68914.63%224,9449.41%241,2392.36%361,3502.57%Total ATAULFO52,56341.68%TOMMY5180.03%64,1345.96%77,19910.38%810,54615.21%917,49025.23%1018,98327.38%1210,08414.55%148701.25%Total TOMMY69,32454.97%ORO51924.55%676818.18%796022.73%81,15227.27%976818.18%103849.09%Total ORO4,2243.35%

EMEX DATA: Season exports by State to USA market through March 25, 2012 ...

Acumulado General Temporada 2012

EstadoVariedadCalibreTotal CajasTotal %ChiapasATAULFO1014,2070.47%12229,4887.66%1345,6741.52%14694,42623.18%1536,4541.22%16866,61828.93%18679,98922.70%20322,12910.75%2266,3982.22%237,4470.25%248,1380.27%264,3800.15%BABY19,9880.67%Total ATAULFO2,995,33698.84%HADEN947622.22%1071433.33%1295244.44%Total HADEN2,1420.07%TOMMY5700.21%61,8715.65%73,86511.68%8