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FRONTERA COLOMBO-VENEZOLANO : Así se vive el contrabando de gasolina en la Laguna de Sinamaica (Fotos impactantes)

Publicado el: 05/05/2014 12:25 pm

 En: Noticia Destacada, Zulia




Desde Maracaibo, especialmente de la zona norte de la ciudad salen los vehículos con el tanque full de gasolina para el municipio Mara, donde comienza una verdadera travesía para los encargados de cumplir con el que nosotros llamamos “el primer nivel del contrabando”.






Vehículos y camiones con grandes tanques de gasolina, unos modificados y otros con tanques extras, donde trasladan más de 200 litros de combustible por la Troncal del Caribe circulan a diario por la zona, lo que es un secreto a voces para los poblados ya que los reconocen a simple vista y nadie dice nada.





En los diferentes poblados donde dejan el combustible como: Santa Cruz de Mara, Guarero, Carrasquero, entre otros, se comienzan a evidenciar las casas identificadas con una bandera roja o una botella plástica de bebida, eso indica que en el lugar descargan el preciado líquido.




Muchos llegan al lugar y dejan la mercancía que se les paga a un buen precio (El doble…

PORT OF MIAMI ENJOYS IMPROVED ACCESS TO I-95

Higher mango prices likely as Brazil takes over

08/13/2014 01:44:00 PM
Andy Nelson









Mango importers and officials expect strong demand and good quality as Mexico transitions to Brazil.


By the week of Aug. 11, the southern Sinaloa, Mexico, mango deal was winding down for Los Angeles-based Vision Produce Co., said Bill Vogel, the company’s president.



“There’s not much left, and the supply’s a little shorter than last year.”




July crossings from Mexico were lighter than in recent years, Vogel said.



In northern Sinaloa, kent production would likely end in the second half of August, but keitts were expected to ship from the region at least through mid-September, Vogel said.




Keitts from Sinaloa shipping in the first half of August were on the large side, with fruit peaking on 6s, 7s and 8s, said Sabine Henry, saleswoman for Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Central American Produce.



As a result, demand is up for 9s and smaller, and prices are rising as a consequence, Henry said.



Mexican volumes will likely total 61 million boxes this season, down from 66 m…

REPEAT ATTENDEES SAVE MANY WAYS AT IPO Global PIneapple Conference

As a Special Acknowlegdement to our Repeat Attendees, The IPO is waiving the Membership Fee ($150.00) through the 2014 Calendar year. 









This amounts to a $150.00 savings for our returning members.







Non Members pay $550.00 for the IPO Global Pineapple Conference.



Membership Fee ($150.00) plus the $350.00 fee for each conference for first time attendees amounts to a $50.00 savings for the Costa Rica event and and additional saving of $200.00 for each additional event during 2015!






In addition, for those who chose to pay by credit card, The IPO Official website enables ALL IPO Global Pineapple Conference (GPC) Registrants substantial credit card fee SAVINGS!





http://www.ipineapple.org/#!ipo-shopping/c1sv7







Thanks to a special arrangement created by IPO Director of Business Development, Arne Rotne has negotiated a savings of nearly $20.00 per credit card transaction. 




The old fee on a $350.00 transaction was over $27.00 in credit card fees alone versus the new fee of $8.45 per IPO Global Pineapple Co…

USDA VACIS PROGRAM IS CAUSING MAJOR LOSSES FOR PERISHABLE COMMODITIES AT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PORTS

Poor Planning and understaffing at the USDA is causing a MAJOR Headache for Pineapple Industry among other Perishable commodity Importers at the Port of Los Angeles, California






Under 19 USC 1467, CBP has a right to examine any shipment imported into the United States and it is important to know that you, the importer, must bear the cost of such cargo exams. Per the CBP regulations, it is the responsibility of the importer to make the goods available for examination -- "The importer shall bear any expense involved in preparing the merchandise for CBP examination and in the closing of packages" (19 CFR 151.6). 



 Household effects are not exempt. No distinction is made between commercial and personal shipments. 


In the course of normal operations, CBP does not charge for cargo examinations. 

However, there may still be costs involved for the importer. For example, if your shipment is selected for examination, it will generally be moved to a Centralized Examination Station (CES) for…

THE FACE OF EVIL CELEBRATES ANOTHER BIRTHDAY

Modern day Idiots pose together

















HAVANA — Cuba is marking Fidel Castro's 88th birthday with tributes in official media, a concert and a photo exhibit in the capital and a newly inaugurated restoration of the home where he was born.








Castro is loathed by many exiles in Florida who say he ruled with an iron fist and stamped out civil liberties. He was celebrated on the island Wednesday as a fighter for equality and social justice who defied the U.S. for five decades.






An article in Communist Party newspaper Granma said "paying homage to Fidel is a great party."












Castro rarely appears in public these days, and in recent years has not taken part in official celebrations of his birthday.











He retired for good in 2008 following a near-fatal illness, ceding power to his younger brother Raul.





Fidel Castro turns 88 (PHOTOS)

It's the elder Cuban leader's birthday, so Havana made him a photo exhibit.






Read GlobalPost’s in-depth series: Cuba Kapital






http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/r…

Banana-geddon: World's bananas under threat from bugs and spreading fungus

Published December 18, 2013

news.com.au




Banana fungus threaten the global supply of one of America's favorite snack.iStock






One country has already declared it a national emergency and alarm bells are ringing for banana lovers.




But banana-geddon is very real and fruit fans everywhere are fearing for the future supplies of the popular global snack.




Already under massive threat due to plagues of bugs, scientists now fear a fungal infection could be making its way around the world and into banana plantations.


Fears are also growing that the Foc-TR4 strain could wipe out Cavendish cultivar banana exports across the whole of Latin American and the Caribbean, which accounts for more than 80 per cent of the world's supply.



According to scientific journal Nature , things don't look healthy for the world's bananas and countries such as Costa Rica, a major exporter of the iconic fruit, have every right to be alarmed.





Previously, the disease, caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp…

WHAT CREATES WEALTH ??? : INNOVATION THRIVES WITH LESS GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION

BRAZIL SPENDS MASSIVELY ON CUBA PORT

Brazil-funded port inaugurated in Cuba











Large foreign investment projects of this kind are rare in Cuba


Brazil and Cuba have inaugurated the first phase of a deepwater sea port, a rare large foreign investment project on the Caribbean island.


The $957m (£577m) overhaul of the port of Mariel, in the west of the capital, Havana, is being financed by Brazil.


It is in the heart of a special economic development zone to which Cuba hopes to lure foreign investment.


The BBC's Sarah Rainsford on the island says the upgrade of the port is the biggest project there for many years.





She adds it marks a major new point in terms of foreign investment, which had been highly limited in Cuba.



The new container terminal is equipped for larger ships passing through an expanded Panama Canal.




It was inaugurated by the Brazilian and Cuban presidents.



















'Prosperous future'



"Brazil is proud to partner with Cuba in this, which is the first container-terminal port in the Caribbean with the capacity to int…

SOCIAL MEDIA : WEEK TO WEEK STATS FOR IMO & IPO FACEBOOK PAGES

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SAY NO TO GMO : THE PROS & THE CONS

Another way to avoid unscrupulous food producers is through an App called Buycott.


 If you happen to have an iPhone, this App can be used to check a product that you see in the stores to see what corporate links exist. 


You can find it HERE. (Thank you to Miranda for this link!) If I had a cellphone, I would definitely download this tool.

















Blacklisted: GMO Supporting Food Companies to Avoid HOT





A genetically modified rose by any other name may smell sweet, but it could still have frankenthorns that might independently detach themselves and lop off your finger while you’re smelling it. That’s not unlike a trip to the grocery store these days. There are a lot of ugly surprises in pretty, charmingly-named packages.





It seems like no matter how hard you try to avoid them, GMOs and toxic foods creep into your life.




Take for example, the earthily-packaged “natural” foods that are showcased in your grocery store aisles. 


 They cost twice as much, have obscure brand names, and tout their health benef…