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ECUADOR'S CORREA BREEZES TO 2ND RE-ELECTION ...

By GONZALO SOLANO and GABRIELA MOLINA— 

Feb. 18 1:44 AM EST










Ecuador's President Rafael Correa gives a thumbs up to supporters as he stands with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, not in picture, on a balcony at the government palace in Quito, Ecuador, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Correa is running for another term in tomorrow's presidential election. Members of the National Assembly will also be elected. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)









Supporters of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa attend his closing campaign rally in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Correa, 48, who is running for re-election has brought political stability to a traditionally unruly nation that cycled through seven presidents in a decade, from 1997-2007. If re-elected on Sunday, this four-year term will be his last unless the constitution is changed. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)








In this Jan. 28, 2013 photo, a girl plays on the terrace of her home where clothes dry where an election campaign flag fl…

APEM: Peruvian mangoes dominate markets ...as volume drops...

February 18th, 2013





With the end of the Ecuadorian mango season in the U.S. and Brazilian volumes declining in Europe, Peru has a lot more free space to supply both markets until mid-March. 



In conversation with freshfruitportal.com, Peruvian Association of Mango Producers and Exporters (APEM) general manager Juan Carlos Rivera said the situation was very beneficial for his country’s industry, after not having a good start to the export season.







APEM expects total shipments of between 90,000-100,000 metric tons (MT) for this season, down from the previous estimate of 100,000-110,000MT.                                                                             









“We had planned to reach large volumes in the projections that we had done. There was good flowering and excellent weather conditions, but two things happened during the campaign that were not expected,” he said.




He explained that a group of growers in the San Lorenzo valley, which accounts for 75% of total production, did not harves…

Bancolombia: 'I took Panama' ...

16 febrero 2013










BANCA



La entidad colombiana va tras el HSBC de Panamá, con lo cual se convertiría en el mayor banco del istmo.






Carlos Raúl Yepes, presidente de Bancolombia.





Desde que el HSCB, el mayor banco de Europa, decidió vender parte de sus activos en América Latina, los bancos colombianos le echaron el ojo a ese negocio. Davivienda se quedó con parte de la operación en Centroamérica y el Grupo Gilinski con la de Suramérica. Ahora Bancolombia quiere quedarse con la filial panameña del llamado banco local del mundo.








El HSBC es la institución financiera más grande de Panamá, considerada la joya de la corona del gigante británico en América Latina.



 Dada su importancia varias entidades financieras han mostrado interés por comprar esta filial, entre ellas el Scotiabank de Canadá.







Sin embargo, todo parece indicar que Bancolombia es la institución escogida para quedarse con el HSBC panameño. La semana pasada en Nueva York las partes estaban dándoles los últimos retoques al acuerdo. 






De conc…

PHILIPPINES: CARABAO MANGO IS THE "WORK HORSE" OF THE PROCESSED INDUSTRY ...

INDIA: Alphonso mango has a tough rival in Mumbai University mango cultivar this year

Published: Monday, Feb 18, 2013, 5:36 IST 

By Santosh Andhale | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA




If the University of Mumbai has its way, the most popular Alphonso mango is going to get a tough fight this year.


However bizarre it may sound, but the varsity is planning to go mango-selling. 


Two-and-a-half years ago, its officials had planted more than 200 mango saplings on the Kalina campus. 


These trees have now borne a sizeable number of fruits.




Besides mango, the officials have also planted 100 guava and coconut trees each. 



Their main aim is to keep the environment cooler and prevent soil erosion. 



The varsity plans to plant 2,000 more trees in the campus in the next two years.





“The aim of growing these trees is not just for selling purposes. We want to set up a horticulture project within the campus premises. The botany student will get practical knowledge which will help the mango farmers. We also have a life science department. The student can use these trees for their research and study purp…

MANGO MAP OF PRODUCTION & CULTIVARS IN INDIA ...

PAKISTAN: PROPER ORCHARD MANAGEMENT LEADS TO POSITIVE RESULTS ...

Los espías cubanos actúan por libre en Venezuela y despachan con Chávez ...

Venezuela y la inteligencia cubana»







Funcionarios de la Embajada de EE UU en Caracas son espiados por un equipo bajo control cubano.- El Ejército parece ser una institución menos 'cubanizada'







JUAN JESÚS AZNÁREZ 


30/11/2010









El despliegue de los servicios de inteligencia cubanos en Venezuela es tan profundo que disfrutan de "acceso directo" al presidente Hugo Chávez y, frecuentemente, le hacen llegar información no compartida con los servicios de inteligencia locales, según indican cables enviados al Departamento de Estado por su embajada en Caracas. 



"Delicados informes indican que los lazos de inteligencia entre Cuba y Venezuela son tan estrechos que sus agencias parecen rivalizar para conseguir la atención del gobierno bolivariano",indica el cable 51158, fechado el 30 de enero de 2006.




Cable con la opinión de Herma Marksman sobre Chávez

Cable sobre el desplome de la imagen de EE UU en Venezuela

Cable sobre la eficacia cubana contra disidentes

Cable sobre cubanos que…