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Capturan en Venezuela a alias 'Marquetaliano', histórico de las FARC ....

SEMANAVarios de los cabecillas de la FARC han muerto o caído en los últimos años.

A William Alberto Chitiva Asprilla, miembro del Estado Mayor de esta guerrilla, se le responsabiliza del secuestro de los tres ciudadanos estadounidenses ejecutados por las FARC en 1999.

Miércoles 21 Marzo 2012

En las últimas horas fue capturado, en la vía que conduce de Caracas (Venezuela) a Maiquetía, William Alberto Chitiva Asprilla, alias 'Marquetaliano' o 'Fernando Robles', uno de los históricos de las FARC y considerado como uno de sus fundadores.

Él, es considerado por las autoridades colombianas como uno de los responsables del secuestro en febrero de 1999 de tres indigenistas estadounidenses: Terence Freitas, Ingrid Washinawatok, y Lahee Enae Gay.

Sus cadáveres fueron hallados en marzo del mismo año en territorio venezolano, a pocos metros de la frontera colombiana. Por estos hechos, las autoridades lo buscan por los delitos de secuestro extorsivo agravado y rebelión. 

La captur…

Los Zetas no son tan fuertes como el Cártel de Sinaloa de El Chapo ...

Por Jamie Dettmer

Narcotúnel frustrado: Un soldado custodia la entrada a un narcotúnel sin terminar de 300 metros bajo el aeropuerto y una autopista de cuatro carriles, en Tijuana, el 12 de agosto de 2011. El Cártel de Sinaloa, el grupo de delincuencia organizada más poderoso del país, ha tomado el control del narcotráfico en Tijuana [REUTERS/Jorge Duenes]

Los Zetas y el Cártel de Sinaloa de Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, dos grandes grupos de delincuencia organizada del país, luchan por el control de rutas y territorios clave para el narcotráfico.

Los Zetas han crecido rápidamente y tienen una temible reputación de violencia, pero el cártel del Chapo sigue siendo el grupo más grande y fuerte, incluso tras una serie de reveses, dicen los analistas.

Desde noviembre de 2011, el ejército y la policía han capturado y matado a nueve de los principales lugartenientes del Chapo. Entre los arrestados y los muertos hay sicarios y traficantes de armas, dijeron las autoridades.

En fe…

Jim Skinner Retiring: McDonald's CEO Stepping Down In July

Posted: 03/21/2012 8:21 pm 
Updated: 03/21/2012 8:45 pm

March 21 - McDonald's Corp said its chief executive Jim Skinner is retiring after more than seven years as the head of the fast-food giant.

Skinner has been widely credited with driving new growth at the ubiquitous restaurant chain, and its shares rose nearly three-fold while he was at the helm.

Chief Operating Officer Don Thompson, 48, will succeed Skinner, effective July 1, the company said in a statement.

Skinner, who has been CEO since November 2004, is also resigning from the board.

As one of the architects of McDonald's 2003 "Plan to Win" program, Skinner revitalized and modernized the chain's restaurants and increased menu offerings, which has helped drive nearly nine years of growing global sales.

SENASA DATA (Govt of Peru) Mango volumes Through March 21, 2012


The Government of Peru is reporting that through today's date, Peru has exported over 71,663 metric tonnes of mangoes by far above and beyond the APEM initial estimate of 63,000 metric tonnes which was later downgraded by 15,000 metric tonnes to 48,000 metric tonnes by APEM in February.

In light of this descrepancy, IMO suggests that Peru urgently needs a better crop estimating technique.

Here is todays dat released to ALL Peruvian  mango exporters not just the 40% that APEM claims to represent.


From: "Antonio Silva" <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:23:38 -0500


By Shep Lenchek Surprisingly

September 2000 Guadalajara-Lakeside Volume 16, Number 13 

Benito Juarez is regarded as a national hero by the majority of present-day Mexicans who still pledge their allegiance to and partake of the sacraments of the Catholic Church he almost destroyed. 

Had he lived during the Inquisition, he might well have been burned at the stake as a heretic. 

While his political agenda did not succeed in totally destroying Catholicism in Mexico, it certainly crippled it. Ironically, the most lasting damage he did was to his fellow Indians when his party passed the "Lerdo Laws."

A pure - blooded Zapotecan Indian, born in 1806 in a village within walking distance of Oaxaca, he was orphaned at the age of four and was raised first by his grandparents and then by an uncle. 

Until the age of 12, he had no education, worked in the fields as a laborer and finally tended sheep. On September 16, 1818, all of this changed. That day one of the…

Mexico celebrates Benito Juarez's Birthday ....

Mexico volume makes Ataulfo deals plentiful in USA market ...

Mexico is dominating the USA market with Ataulfo mangoes (approximately 70% of all exports) and the redskin shipments are running lighter than expected.

Some IMO sources say as much as 50% less than expected, comparing the situation to the Peruvian phenomena this season.

Here is the EMEX packout data for the past three weeks and two days of the current week:

Feb 26 - March 03, 2012:


March 04-10:


March 11 - 17:


So far this week, on March 18, Mexico packed out
189,159 (4kg) cartons for the USA market and on the 19th of March, packed out another 160,609 cartons according to the most recent EMEX data through the 19th of March, 2012.

Pakistan wants to compete in the air cargo "niche" market for premium mangoes in USA market ...

Please read IMO summary at the end of article.....

‘Pak mangoes can have an edge over India’s’

By our correspondent

KARACHI: Pakistani mangoes could have an edge over Indian mangoes in the US market this year if proper export strategy, especially with competitive pricing factor, is adopted, said one exporter.

Pakistani mangoes were exported to the US for the first time last year which had generated a lot of interest among Pakistani-Americans, South Asians and Native Americans, said Chief Executive Officer, Harvest Tradings, Ahmad Jawad, in a statement on Tuesday.

Indian mango exporters are losing ground to their Pakistani counterparts in the US market, he stated. 

The exports of this exotic fruit from India, which started in 2007, are seeing a continuous decline over past three years, he added. 

Data available shows export of mangoes from India to US declined by 13.4 percent in 2009-10 to 175.40 tons from 202.64 tons in 2008-09. 

In 2010-11, export saw a steeper decline of 22.1 percent at 136…

Great news for USA mango consumption ...

IMO NOTE: Demographics are what have driven and will continue to drive USA mango consumption. The Asian demographic is mango savvy and has a predisposition to consume mangoes.

 An above average income level and willing to pay for fruit above the blow out prices that normally boost consumption. 

In addition, every year fruit sales are driven by Chinese New Year. 

This one fact will do more to drive consumption than 20 years of the National Mango Board wasting mango growers hard earned money.

Asians fastest-growing race in United States, census finds

                                                                    AFP – 50 minutes ago

Asians are the fastest growing race group in the United States, reflecting a surge in immigration from the entire region over a decade, the US Census Bureau said Wednesday.

As part of an ongoing analysis of the data it reaped from its 2010 census, the federal agency said those who identified themselves as Asian alone, and not mixed race, grew by 43.3 percent f…

Celebrating World Forestry Day ....

Did you know that 21 March is World Forestry Day?

To celebrate Taylor & Francis are offering free online access to sample copies from our forestry portfolio.

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Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

Study Links Past Changes in Monsoon to Major Shifts in Indian Civilizations ....

by Staff Writers
Woods Hole MA (SPX) Mar 21, 2012

Map of the Indian peninsula, showing where the monsoon winds blow (white arrows) and how the salinity (white lines) is lower in Bay of Bengal due to monsoon rain over the Bay and rivers draining into the it. (The black arrow represents non-monsoon wind.) The study's sediment core (red dot) was extracted from a "sweet spot" in the Bay of Bengal where the Godavari River drains the central Indian peninsula and over which monsoon winds carry the most precipitation. (Courtesy of C. Ponton and L. Giosan)

A fundamental shift in the Indian monsoon has occurred over the last few millennia, from a steady humid monsoon that favored lush vegetation to extended periods of drought, reports a new study led by researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The study has implications for our understanding of the monsoon's response toclimate change.

The Indian peninsula sustains over a billion people, yet it lies at the s…

WHOLE FOODS promotes mango recipe ....


Mango, Avocado and Black Bean Salad with Lime DressingSubmitted by: Whole Foods Market

Serves 6

Tropical flavors of mango and citrus complement black beans in this colorful salad.

2 ripe but firm avocados, halved, peeled and cubed
3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
2 ripe but firm mangoes, peeled and cubed
1 fresh jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded and finely chopped
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained


Gently toss avocado with 1 tablespoon of the lime juice in a medium bowl. Add mango and jalapeño and gently toss to combine. Set aside.

Whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, zest, cilantro, salt, pepper and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk in oil until thoroughly combined to make…

Top pageviews from around the world @ 11:45am: IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) ....

Pageviews by Countries @ 11:5am on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 ....

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MANGOSA amplia su panorama ....

Nicaragua: Novedosa inversión en frutas y hortalizas

Con una inversión de US$4 millones la nueva planta Frozen Fruit S.A. procesará frutas y las venderá congeladas al exterior. 

En los próximos seis días, ese país contará oficialmente con la primera planta agroindustrial que exportará cubitos de mangos, tostones; okra, camote y edamame (vainas de soja) congelados a Estados Unidos, y en un futuro a Europa.

Se trata de Frozen Fruit S. A., que será inaugurada el próximo 27 de marzo a 90 kilómetros de Managua, en León, con una inversión inicial de US$4 millones y una generación de 60 empleos directos.

Sus inversionistas son Mangosa, cuyo principal socio es el reconocido empresario guatemalteco y expresidente de la Junta Directiva de Wal-Mart Centroamérica, Fernando Paiz; y CarbAméricas, de capital norteamericano, dirigida por Harvey Pollak, experto en el ramo de frutas y verduras desde más de 50 años. 

Paiz, un inversor cuya familia ha operado más de 500 supermercados en Centroamérica, expli…

WEBINAR will focus on Repacking and commingling Best agricultural Practices ....

On March 27th, there will be a Webinar to educate the industry on the Repacking and Commingling best practice. 

Implementing PTI: Best...

Philanthroper gets the word out: Wonderful Organizations helping the needy all over the world ...