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TOO MUCH FUN IN CARTAGENA: U.S. Secret Service agents recalled from Colombia

By David Nakamura and Joe Davidson, Friday, April 13, 6:29 PM

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating allegations of misconduct by agents who had been sent to Cartagena, Colombia, to provide security for President Obama’s trip to a summit that began there Friday.

Edwin Donovan, an agency spokesman, said that an unspecified number of agents have been recalled and replaced with others, stressing that Obama’s security has not been compromised because of the change. Obama arrived in Cartagena on Friday afternoon for this weekend’s Summit of the Americas, a gathering of 33 of the hemisphere’s 35 leaders to discuss economic policy and trade.

Donovan declined to disclose details about the nature of the alleged misconduct. But Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, said the accusations relate to at least one agent having involvement with prostitutes in Cartagena.

In a statement, Donovan said the matter has been turned over to the agency’s Office of Professional…

Images from The Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market on Friday, April 13, 2012 ...

A Visit to the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Terminal Market By Will Cavan Executive Director International mango Organization (IMO)

Mangoes were trading between $6.00-7.00 per (4kg) carton for Redskin Fruit.
Ataulfos in the $5.00 range.

Availability from Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico.

Demand slow, most fruit with some give to it. Fruit was clean in general.
Expecting volume to pick up out of Mexico in the next two weeks.

A mixed pallet at Valley Produce: DFT Tommys from Guatemala, RCF Tommys from Mexico and Ataulfos from Mexico.....

DFT Ataulfos from Guatemala....

London Fruit Tommys from Mexico at Valley Fruit....

Amazon Produce Tommys from Guatemala.....

Hadens from Mexico.....

GM Sales (Marathon label) Haden from Mexico....

Amazon Produce Tommys from Guatemala...

Coast Tropical Tommys from Mexico.....

 Foodsource Tommys from Mexico at Umina...

Irradiated Tommy Atkins mangoes from Mexico are available in Los Angeles, California ...

The first commercial loads of Tommy Atkins (Guerrero) irradiated mangoes are available in the USA.

The Fruit was harvested in Guerrero, Mexico, packed by H & C Global Sourcing of Guadalajara, Mexico and then trucked to Matehuala, Mexico (Near San Luis Potosi) where it was irradiated at the BENEBION irradiation facility and then shipped on the 5th of April to California via Tijuana, Mexico.

Please contact AMAZON PRODUCE (Sal Barba) in Los Angeles, for more information.

To Contact Benebion:

Arved Deecke

H & C Global Sourcing:

Llega Obama a la Cumbre de las Américas ...

Imagen tomada de RCN


A la 4:34 p.m el presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, aterrizó en el aeropuerto de Cartagena Rafael Nuñez.
Viernes 13 Abril 2012

El presidente de EE.UU., Barack Obama llegó a Cartagena para participar en su segunda Cumbre de las Américas, después de una breve visita a Florida, en la que subrayó la importancia de las relaciones comerciales con América Latina.

El presidente de Estados Unidos de inmediato descendió del avión presidencial y fue recibido por el embajador de ese país, Peter Michael McKinley.

Tras un corto saludo y honores militares, el presidente abordó una de las limosinas negras dispuestas para trasladarlo al hotel. En la calle el mandatario recibió el saludo de algunos cartageneros apostados en las vías aledañas al aeropuerto.

A última hora de este viernes Obama asistirá a la cena de bienvenida que ofrecerá el presidente Juan Manuel Santos en el imponente fuerte colonial de San Felipe de Barajas.

Obama tendrá una reunión bilateral con Santos e…

FOOD NEWS Commentary for Friday, April 13, 2012 ...

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A crash, or a soft landing?
Friday April 13 2012

IT is always interesting to see an irresistible force crashing into an immovable object. Something has to come off worse, if both entities are not to self-destruct completely.

And right now, we seem to be in a position to witness the next such collision as the sellers of the good ship Fruit Juice point their vessel squarely at the iceberg of Global Demand. And there are not enough lifeboats to save everyone.

Bluntly put, the current high prices for AJC and FCOJ are unsustainable. Consumer demand everywhere is crashing, be it in the saturated pure juice markets in the US and the EU, or the soft drinks markets of China, where pure juice is a niche product and drinks with a fruit juice content of 10% or less dominate.

In Brazil’s case, the US is not drinking orange juice, the EU is not buying much FCOJ (but is still demonstrating an insatiable thirst for NFC orange juice), China is not buyin…

First irradiated mangoes from Mexico available in Los Angeles, California ...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California

Friday, April 13, 2012

Los Angeles, California- A cold rainy day in Southern California could not keep the IMO away from tasting the very first delicious tree ripened mangoes irradiated in Mexico at the BENEBION facility in Matehuala on April 04, 2012.

The USDA APHIS approved irradiation facility treated the first commercial loads of Tommy Atkins mango and left on their way to the USA market very early on the morning of April 05, 2012.

The fruit took the unusual route through Mexico to the California border as opposed to traditional crossing points of Texas or Arizona.

Finally on Wednesday night on April 11, 2012, the much anticipated cargo arrived at AMAZON PRODUCE warehouse (COAST PRODUCE)  in Los Angeles, California.

There are many advantages to irradiated produce which the IMO has posted on several occasions in the past.

The first advantage is that fruit can be harves…