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PREDICTIONS FOR 2012: MANGO EXPORTERS WILL NEED TO PICK & CHOSE MARKETS ...

Unrelenting Global Economic Crisis: A Doomsday View of 2012






Prof. James Petras
Global Research
Monday, December 26, 2011








Introduction



The economic, political and social outlook for 2012 is profoundly negative. The almost universal consensus, even among mainstream orthodox economists is pessimistic regarding the world economy. 
Although, even here, their predictions understate the scope and depth of the crises, there are powerful reasons to believe that beginning in 2012, we are heading toward a steeper decline than what was experienced during the Great Recession of 2008 – 2009. 

With fewer resources, greater debt and increasing popular resistance to shouldering the burden of saving the capitalist system, the governments cannot bail out the system.






Many of the major institutions and economic relations which were cause and consequence of world and regional capitalist expansion over the past three decades are in the process of disintegration and disarray. 

The previous economic engines of global …

FIRST ARRIVALS OF PERUVIAN MANGOES FOR THE USA MARKET OF THE 2011-2012 MANGO SEASON

U.S. Import Volume
Per Day
Daily report for date range: December 1, 2011 through December 26, 2011
Export to Excel
Commodity NameOrigin NameDateDistrictPoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSPERU12/03/2011IMPORTS THROUGH NEWARK-ELIZABETH (NJ)52,2725,940MANGOSPERU12/10/2011IMPORTS THROUGH NEWARK-ELIZABETH (NJ)48,7895,544MANGOSPERU12/10/2011IMPORTS THROUGH BROOKLYN (NYC)48,7875,544Grand Total


149,84817,028
Source: USDA Market News - marketnews.usda.gov



WILL 2012 BE THE 100 MILLION CARTON YEAR FOR USA IMPORTS ??? ....

2011 IMPORT DATA BY COUNTRY:




Commodity NameOrigin NameDatePoundsBoxes of 8.8 lbsMANGOSBRAZIL01/2011101,10511,489MANGOSBRAZIL02/2011658,62774,844MANGOSBRAZIL03/2011878,17099,792MANGOSBRAZIL04/2011378,67143,031MANGOSBRAZIL08/2011796,40490,500MANGOSBRAZIL09/201120,256,8322,301,913MANGOSBRAZIL10/201119,261,2472,188,778MANGOSBRAZIL11/20115,404,331614,129Total

47,735,3875,424,476MANGOSCOSTA RICA02/201132,5273,696MANGOSCOSTA RICA03/20111,459,809165,887MANGOSCOSTA RICA04/20111,928,368219,133MANGOSCOSTA RICA05/201143,9084,990MANGOSCOSTA RICA06/201130,7163,490MANGOSCOSTA RICA11/201127,2493,096Total

3,522,577400,292MANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC04/2011114,41813,002MANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC05/2011229,24026,050MANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC06/2011176,44020,050MANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC07/2011173,93019,765MANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC08/2011111,80112,705MANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC09/201176,5798,702MANGOSDOMINICAN REPUBLIC12/2011243Total

882,432100,277MANGOSECUADOR01/201113,776,0191,565,457MANGOSECUADOR02/20111,498,539170,289…

BRAZIL BECOMES SIXTH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD ....

Brazil Overtakes Britain as Sixth Largest Economy

Updated: Monday, 26 Dec 2011, 1:56 PM EST
Published : Monday, 26 Dec 2011, 1:54 PM EST


(AFP) - Brazil has overtaken Britain as the world's sixth largest economy, a London-based research group said Monday.

In its latest World Economic League Table, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said Asian countries were moving up while European countries were slipping down.

Brazil's population of about 200 million is more than three times that of Britain.

The Brazilian economy grew 7.5 percent in 2010, but the government has cut its growth projections to 3.5 percent for this year after the economy slowed in the third quarter.

The CEBR also predicted that the British economy would overtake France -- ranked fifth this year -- by 2016 and it said India, the world's 10th biggest economy in 2011, would move up to fifth place by 2020.

It says the US economy is the biggest, followed by China, Japan and Germany.

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CELEBRATE NEW YEARS EVE IN SOUTH FLORIDA DRINKING MANGO WINE .....

NEW YEARS EVE KING MANGO COCONUT GROVE STRUT....

The 30th King Mango Strut 12/31/11


The 30th King Mango Strut














Saturday, December 31 at 2pm
Coconut Grove
www.kingmangostrut.org
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Mango Hotline at 305-401-1171 .






WARNING: PARADE CONTAINS 99% NUTS!







Join King Mango and his merry band of MangoHeads in Occupying the Grove on Saturday, December 31st.




 At 2pm, be there in your finest hats and facinators to witness the ceremonial dropping of the banana and the official start of the satirical parade that has been a model of civic engagement and civil uprising throughout the years. 




With “winning” material “ripped from the headlines,” the Mangoheads will keep you laughing longer than Kim Kardashian’s marriage.




The Grand Marshal this year is Ron Magill. With over 30 years as a wildlife expert and Communications Director for Zoo Miami, there’s no better king of the jungle to lead the animal house of MangoHeads.



Our Strut Celebrity is Katy Sorenson, the never recalled/never indicted/never removed-by-the-governor,…

HELP THE NEEDIEST THIS HOLIDAY SEASON & EVERYDAY ...

Change Agent

One billion holiday wishes


As a new year dawns, 1 billion people worldwide face difficult challenges. But hundreds of organizations are working tirelessly to help.

By Nourishing the Planet / December 26, 2011







A Somali girl carries her sibling as they wait to collect food relief from the World Food Programme at a settlement in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, last August. Drought and armed conflict have contributed to a famine there. Worldwide, nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry each night.

Ismail Taxta/Reuters








The holidays are a time for putting others before yourself. And with the recent announcement that the world’s population has surpassed 7 billion, there are a lot more "others" to consider this year.



Nearly 1 billion people in the world are hungry, for example, while almost the same number are illiterate, making it hard for them to earn a living or move out of poverty.



One billion people – many of them children – have micronutrient deficiencies, decreasing …

THE TECHNOLOGY GAP IN SOUTH AMERICA ...

Why this investor abandoned setting up a startup fund in Chile after just 6 months

26TH DECEMBER 2011 by ANNA HEIM




“The next Skype, Facebook or MercadoLibre will have to come out of Chile,” the Israeli investor and entrepreneur Arnon Kohavideclared shortly after moving from Silicon Valley to Santiago to create a venture capital fund. Six months later, Kohavi and his fund Yarden VC have moved to Singapore.



So what happened?





According to Kohavi, it’s about timing. Chile has great potential and will be completely different in 10 years from now; but to put it mildly, it’s not quite there yet.



Kohavi’s departure and the declarations that followed are surely controversial, but reducing it to a story about one more investor who didn’t manage to raise money for their fund would be missing the point.



Kohavi may only have spent six months in Chile, but he developed a deep understanding of the country, and the challenges facing it. We decided to ask him a few questions; while some may not share his co…