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El fin de una luna de miel entre EE. UU. y América Latina

05 julio 2013











DIPLOMACIA



El posible cierre de la embajada estadounidense en Bolivia, el caso Snowden y el incidente con Morales, enturbian la relación.





El respaldo de los líderes latinoamericanos a Evo Morales no se hizo esperar.








La incipiente luna de miel del gobierno del presidente Barack Obama con América Latina puede ser la más reciente víctima del embrollo diplomático creado en torno al exanalista de inteligencia prófugo estadounidense Edward Snowden.






Las críticas a la postura "arrogante" de varios países europeos que se negaron a permitir que el avión del presidente boliviano, Evo Morales, cruzara su espacio aéreo, supuestamente por las sospechas de que Snowden viajaba en su aeronave, también hicieron eco en la nación más empeñada en traer de vuelta a casa al informante: Estados Unidos.









El avión de Morales, que viajaba desde Rusia, pasó la noche del martes en Viena mientras el gobierno austriaco investigaba los rumores de que llevaba a Snowden. Por la mañana, cuando se elimi…

LO QUE LES FALTABA A LOS "MAGNATES" DEL MANGO ...

“Watercar” un vehículo tipo jeep que se convierte en lancha en tan sólo 15 segundos (+fotos y video)







Publicado el 03 de jul de 2013 10:21 am |

















Foto: Dailymail








(Caracas, 03 de julio. Noticias24).- Para disfrutar de un placentero paseo en costas o islas es necesario el uso de un bote o lancha, sin embargo, se ha diseñado el “WaterCar” un vehículo de estilo jeep que puede ser conducido tanto en la tierra como en el agua.






Se convierte de automovíl en lancha en tan sólo 15 segundos












Su diseñador Fred Selby de 66 años, se inspiró en el modelo “Jeep CJ8 Scrambler” para elaborar el “Watercar” conocido también como Panther.






En cuanto a sus características físicas posee un motor de última generación del Acura 3.7 litros VTEC V-6, un casco de fibra de vidrio-similares a los utilizados en automóviles de fórmula 1- y un chasis de acero cromado bastante ligero capaz de resistir el salitre.









Cabe resaltar que el motor produce 305 caballos de fuerza a 6.300 revoluciones por minuto (rpm) y en la tierra este au…

Venezuela, Nicaragua open their doors to NSA leaker Snowden

Two of Latin America's most corrupt and oppressive regimes seek limelight ...





Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, left, and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, seen at a meeting last month, have both offered asylum to U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who is believed to have been stranded at a Moscow airport since June 23. (Inti Ocon / AFP/Getty Images / June 29, 2013)






By Chris Kraul, Tracy Wilkinson and Mery Mogollon

July 5, 2013, 7:27 p.m.








CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro offered NSA leakerEdward Snowden political asylum Friday, possibly the firmest offer of refuge the U.S. fugitive has received since exposing a massive program of surveillance of phone calls and emails in the United States and abroad.


Also Friday, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said his government had received an asylum request from Snowden and would be willing to grant it under the right circumstances.








Snowden, who is believed to be stranded in the transit area of a Moscow airport…

HAWAII : 5th ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL ON THE BIG ISLAND ...

Mafia turning to wind farms to launder money

by Staff Writers
Brussels (AFP) July 04, 2013







The Italian mafia is ramping up investment in wind farms to launder money and benefit from EU subsidies, according to a Europol report published on Thursday.





Europe's policing agency said an analysis of the financial activities of the Italian mafia's four groupings found wind farms to be the most popular target for dirty money within the renewable energy sector, itself a criminal favourite.






"The Italian mafia is investing more and more in renewable energy, especially in wind farms, to profit from generous European grants paid for by member states which allow them to mix dirty money with legitimate economic activities," the report said.







Italian police confiscated 350 million euros worth of assets from one of Europe's largest wind farms in Crotone, southern Italy, last year after it was linked to the Calabrian N'drangheta mafia.



http://www.winddaily.com/reports/Mafia_turning_to_wind_farms_to_launder_money_999.html

PACKAGING INNOVATION : AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE TIN CAN ...

RPC Provides Plastic Alternative for Apollo


Released: 05/07/2013 09:21:00


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RPC Containers Corby has launched a modern plastic alternative to the traditional tin can. 




The new 380ml Apollo container combines extended ambient shelf life with all the established lightweight, easy handling and safety benefits of plastics and also offers the convenience of re-closing.






See product and contact details of RPC GROUP.

View suppliers of similar products in the Packaging Network.







The high barrier Apollo features a PP/EVOH/PP multilayer structure for the effective protection against oxygen ingress that ensures long shelf life. 



 It is suitable for a variety of food processes including hot fill, retort and pasteurising. 



 The container offers an attractive, fluted design in the same diameter as a can, with full sleeving and labelling options to create effecting branding and on-shelf appeal. 


 It is also stackable to maximise shelf space.






The neck of the Apollo container is s…

The Ultimate in Fruit Traceability with LaserFood ...

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Laser Food, SL





FLORIDA : PORT EVERGLADES EXPANSION WILL HAVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ...

Published: 4 July 2013

Everglades dredging proposal published















The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has finally released a Feasibility Report and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Port Everglades channel and berth deepening project, 17 years after the project study began.












The USACE proposes extensive dredging, widening and extending of channels, the turning basin and berths. 







The main access channel would be deepened from 42 to 48’ at Mean Lower Low Water (actual depth would be 57’), widened to 800’ on the seaward end and extended by 2,200’ into the sea. 



Depth at some container berths would be extended to 48’ and some facilities reconfigured or relocated to allow access for bigger vessels and areas for container and cruise ships to pass.





The project is complex, requires removing large sections of coral and limestone and would cost an estimated $313M. 





It is currently in the 45 day public comment period and strong opposition on environmental grounds is expected. 




The port and it…