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EL FUTURO: Henrique Capriles, ¿el nuevo libertador? ...

La estrategia de Capriles ha sido recorrer no sólo las grandes ciudades donde hay más votos, sino los pueblos pequeños, que la oposición desestimó en el pasado y donde el chavismo siempre ganaba. Ha sido muy bien recibido en los lugares más olvidados.





ELECCIONES 2012




Catalina Loboguerrero, de SEMANA, viajó a Venezuela para ver cómo Henrique Capriles se ha convertido en el símbolo de la esperanza de miles que anhelan un cambio en el país vecino.





Sábado 8 Septiembre 2012






Henrique Capriles Radonsky anda sin chaleco antibalas y sin carro blindado, a pesar de que es el enemigo número uno del presidente Hugo Chávez. 

A regañadientes tuvo que aceptar que el gobierno le asignara una escolta del Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional, que ahora lo persigue mientras recorre el país en campaña, como aspirante a la presidencia por la coalición de partidos de la oposición. 



La irritación de Chávez con Capriles no es menor, pues por primera vez se enfrenta a un antagonista que podría robarle el co…

THE BLAME GAME: So Obama Inherited a Mess, Did He? From Whom? ...

September 9, 2012

By Jim Yardley








For the past three and a half years, we have had to endure the nonstop whining of Barack Obama and his surrogates telling us over and over that he inherited the financial mess that required him to add trillions of dollars to the national debt, to run trillion-dollar-plus deficits for each year that he's been in office.



Now he is telling us that he needs another four years and trillions more in money borrowed from China to complete the clean-up of the mess he inherited.



Well, for once, he nearly has it right. He inherited not simply a financial mess, but a historic financial disaster. Even the most virulent anti-Obama partisans will admit that Barack Obama didn't directly create the 2007-2008 financial meltdown.




But Obama's own claims that it was all the fault of his predecessor, George W. Bush, sounded a little thin the first time he uttered them, while now they appear remarkably transparent. 



 The source of the financial crisis precedes Bush …

SPLENDID PRODUCTS KNEW BETTER: Daniella Used Auditor’s Logo Without Permission

The National Mango Board should kick Larry Nienkirk off the Board of Directors immediately (If they have any scruples).



There should be a Code of Ethics and the USDA/AMS  (PACA) should intercede.






PATHETIC CULTURE & INEXCUSABLE BEHAVIOR








We’ve heard a lot about third-party audits of food producers and processors in recent years – usually in the context of a failure of the third-party audit system.




The Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that has been linked to consumption of mangos, and the massive recall of Daniella brand mangos in the USA and Canada, has thrown the spotlight on the third-party audit system once again.







It’s hard to look at the sticker that is affixed to Daniella mangos without also seeing the logo of PrimusLabs, and the accompanying slogan “when food safety counts.” 


Consumers can be pardoned for assuming that the presence of the PrimusLabs logo on Daniella’s mangos is analogous to the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.”




But nothing can be further from the truth.





In fact, acc…

JILL STEIN COULD TURN THE NATIONAL MANGO BOARD (NMB) AROUND ....

This is the profile of the type of leader the National Mango Board (NMB) needs in order to succeed.



With so many capable women out there, the Board of Directors need to do two things and do them fast:


1.)  Get a Real World Budget in order by dramatically increasing the impound from the nickel a box range (Joke) to a dollar a box range.

With a real budget in line with the magnitude of the problems that the mango industry is facing in the North American market, the the selection committee could began the process to entertain a real Executive Director for the National Mango Board.


2.) Select a real leader to run the National Mango Board!!! 








About Jill Stein

Dr. Jill Stein is a mother, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and pioneering environmental-health advocate.

She is the co-author of two widely-praised reports,  In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, published in 2000, andEnvironmental Threats to Healthy Aging, published in 2009.  The first of these  has be…

IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) LESS THAN 60 DAYS AWAY FROM ONE MILLION PAGEVIEWS !!! ...

With less than 125,000 pageviews to go, The IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) is poised to reach the one million pageview milestone within the next 60 days.

Perhaps as soon as 30 days if the past three months are any indication!




Here is a breakdown of data courtesy of Google Analytics ...


Pageviews today

1,503


Pageviews yesterday 

2,935


Pageviews Past month 

96,653


Pageviews all time history 

875,333












Past week ....






Past Month ....








Activity since March 14, 2011 ...









Global viewership based on Top Ten Countries ...




Past week....




Pageviews by Countries


EntryPageviews


United States


15,926



India


661



United Kingdom


370



Pakistan


370



Philippines


358



Mexico


272



Canada


261



France


209



Australia


206



Germany


185










Past Month .....


Pageviews by Countries


EntryPageviews


United States


70,658



India


2,682



Canada


1,909



United Kingdom


1,586



Philippines


1,373



France


1,080



Germany


1,026



Mexico


925



Pakistan


654



Australia


546







AFP: Venezuela abre último mes de campaña con Chávez favorito y Capriles pujante ...

septiembre 5, 2012 3:46 pm






La campaña venezolana llega a su último mes con el popular mandatario Hugo Chávez como favorito, muy presente en televisión y potenciando el gasto social, y el enérgico opositor Henrique Capriles Radonski recortando distancia en los sondeos con su estrategia de pueblo por pueblo.



Por ahora, la mayoría de encuestas, muy dispares en Venezuela, siguen otorgando a Chávez una cómoda ventaja en los comicios del 7 de octubre, con un promedio de 15 puntos, frente a Capriles, aunque con un margen que ha tendido a reducirse en las últimas semanas.






“En las últimas encuestas, Capriles, viniendo de abajo, se ha acercado a Chávez en intención de voto”, dice a la AFP la analista Carmen Beatriz Fernández, asegurando que éstas son un reflejo de una “tendencia que se ve desde 2006: un decrecimiento muy lento de los electores chavistas y un aumento también muy lento, e incluso más lento, de las fuerzas opositoras”.





Así, firmas como IVAD, Hinterlaces y GIS XXI -esta última presidid…

TIME FOR A REAL LEADER: National Mango Board (NMB) must "Bite the Bullet" ...

Schumpeter


Bargain bosses
American chief executives are not overpaid

Sep 8th 2012 | from the print edition









THE idea that American bosses are obscenely overpaid is conventional wisdom, and not just among the true believers at the Democratic convention. The New York Times complains of “fat paychecks [awarded] to chief executives who, by many measures, don’t deserve them.” 


Forbes, hardly the in-house journal of Occupy Wall Street, frets that CEO pay is “gravity-defying”. 


An issue in April gave warning that “our report on executive compensation will only fuel the outrage over corporate greed.”








This orthodoxy rests on three propositions: that CEO pay just keeps on going up; that it is not tied to performance; and that boards are not doing their job of holding fat cats’ paws to the fire. 




These propositions in turn rest on a bigger argument: that CEOs are using their political power to rig the system, and that an efficient market for talent would produce very different results.







Steven Kaplan of Ch…

Venezuela bids to beat bad image to win over tourists ...

By Sarah Grainger

BBC News, Caracas


Venezuela's natural riches should be a tourist draw






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It has the longest Caribbean coastline of any country and the world's tallest waterfall, not to mention snow-capped Andean mountains and Amazon rainforest. Tourist paradise? Not Venezuela.







Considering the country's size and natural attractions, tourist numbers are low.




In 2009, Venezuela received just over 600,000 international visitors, according to World Bank figures, compared to more than two million in neighbouring Colombia.



The majority came from Europe or North America, but less than half were on holiday. Venezuela's Institute for National Statistics shows many were visiting family, on business or studying.




Venezuela's annual tourism fair gets under way on Thursday and this year the country has teamed up with the UN's World Tourism Organisation to make a special push to i…