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Perú: Crecen las exportaciones de mango congelado un 15% ...

Estados Unidos, principal destino con el 67% de las exportaciones

Las exportaciones lambayecanas de mango congelado registraron un incremento del 15% en los primeros cuatro meses del año con relación a su mismo periodo de 2011, sumando 2.700 toneladas (US$ 4,83 millones), según reporta la Asociación Regional de Exportadores (Arex).

Los datos precisan que de enero a abril se exportaron 2.700 toneladas de mango congelado por una cantidad de 4.82 millones de dólares.

El representante de AREX, Carlos Ypanaqué Estrada, precisó que los principales destinos de este producto fueron: Estados Unidos (67%), Reino Unido (9,28%), Canadá (8,06%), Bélgica (6,65%), y en conjunto, países tales como Holanda, Alemania, Chile y Puerto Rico representan el 8,93% de las exportaciones de esta región norteña.

Precisó que la principal empresa exportadora de mango congelado es Procesadora Perú SAC, que en los últimos 5 años viene liderando las exportaciones lambayecanas de este producto.

Fuente: AREX

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STRATFOR ANALYSIS: Negotiations Behind U.S. Sanctions Against Iran ...

Negotiations Behind U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

July 3, 2012 | 0914 GMT


By Reva Bhalla

Over the past week, the latest phase of U.S.-led sanctions against Iran has dominated the media. 

For months, the United States has pressured countries to curtail their imports of Iranian crude oil and is now threatening to penalize banks that participate in oil deals with Iran. In keeping with the U.S. sanctions campaign, the European Union on July 1 implemented an oil embargo against Iran. 

The bloc already has begun banning European countries from reinsuring tankers carrying Iranian oil.

On the surface, the sanctions appear tantamount to the United States and its allies serving an economic death sentence to the Iranian regime. Indeed, sanctions lobbyists and journalists have painted a dire picture of hyperinflation and plummeting oil revenues. They argue that sanctions are depriving Tehran of resources that otherwise would be allocated to Iran's nuclear weapons program. This narrative also …


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Mango Queen

It's all about the Mango!
21 & 22,  2012

Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00pm

Mango Mania is a summer festival and celebration
 of Pine Island's Mangos  and other tropical fruits.

It is a festive, informal and
incredibly fun family event. 

Adults $6.00,  Advanced Purchase $5.00,
Children under 10 are FREE

held at the
German-American Social Club
2101 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, FL 33910

     Enjoy all that MANGOMANIA have to offer:
- Food and Recipe Contests
- Creative Mango Games & Contests for Kids of  all ages
- Music
- Great Food and Beverage
- Mango & Tropical Fruit Specialty Food and Beverages
- Free Mango Tasting Table
- Art & Craft vendors
- Gifts
 - This year's MangoMania T-shirts
 - Kids Activities - Carnival Rides & Games
 - Educational Talks about  Tropical Plants, Palms, Art and more
- Tropical Plants & Trees for Sale
- Mango Recipe Book 
- Meet our Mango Queen

For more information contact us at the Greater Pine Is…


The 20th Annual International Mango Festival
When: Saturday, July 14, 2012 - Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

The Mangos of Fairchild: Evolution, Celebrating 20 Years of the Mango 

It began over twenty years ago with an idea―a seed―planted in the fertile ground of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; a celebration of the mango beneath the shade of the very mango trees collected a century earlier by Dr. David Fairchild. Twenty fruiting seasons have passed, and we continue to celebrate, collect and curate, teach and learn about the mango. 
In the last twenty years, we have introduced the global mango community to new flavorful, fiberless mangos that are horticulturaly superior to mangos of the past and fit perfectly into modern production systems and today’s smaller yards. Fairchild’s 20th annual International Mango Festival celebrates twenty years of The Mangos of Fairchild: Evolution.

Visit the festival to shop Curator Choice mango trees and fresh fruit, enjoy mango lecture…


Growing mango for exports

By Muzaffar Qureshi | From InpaperMagzine |

 25th June, 2012 

HORTICULTURE experts from Australia are working on a project with agronomists of the Sindh government to develop disease-free varieties of mangoes with high nutritious value.

The mango management project launched in 2006 has entered the final phase with shipment of improved varieties of the fruit to Germany, the UK and Singapore for the assessment of its price and quality in these countries.

If the tests establish the superior quality and nutritious value of the fruit, export of mango would be approved by these and many other countries.

Giving details of the ongoing project, a local farm scientist and researcher Atta Hussain Soomro said Australian experts worked in the fields to train farmers on how to develop healthy plant nurseries.

The local horticulturalists were advised not to develop nurseries under large mango trees as the young plants often become victim of disease from the old trees. Saplings sho…


Protest Movements as Political Strategy

July 5, 2012 | 0900 GMT


By Ben West

Recent protests throughout Sudan are the latest in an ongoing trend of protest movements around the world, from Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt to oil workers in Norway and opposition parties in Thailand. Protests have proved an effective strategy against autocratic regimes, political repression and austerity measures. As with insurgency strategy, protests rely on underlying support from the population rather than on superior weapons. Both insurgency and protests are forms of asymmetric opposition in which the insurgents or protesters cannot succeed by using force to overwhelm the state but must find (or create) and exploit specific weaknesses of the state.

However, protest movements are not as aggressive as insurgencies. Violence is integral to insurgent strategy, but protest movements may be simply a negotiation tactic to extract concessions from a state or a corporation. Strikes are one of the m…

Despite Fears, Mexico Election Free of Major Drug Violence

Monday, 02 July 2012 04:51

Written by Patrick Corcoran

Mexico’s presidential campaign has come and gone without any major acts of election violence, but this could simply be a sign that criminal influence on the vote has gone underground.

On July 1, Mexico elected Enrique Peña Nieto to succeed Felipe Calderon when the presidency changes hands on December 1. In addition, voters replaced the members of both Congress chambers, and selected new governors in seven states. Despite fears of criminal violence marring the election day amid all this turnover, the process went smoothly, both on Sunday, and, for the most part, throughout the campaign.

There were some provocative acts of violence (see InSight Crime's map), but few could be clearly linked to organized crime and the elections. One of the few spectacular attacks in recent days -- a bomb attack on the Nuevo Laredo city hall, which injured seven -- occurred in a region where no elections were planned beyond the presidential race, so i…


Peru eyeing major Saudi investments

Jose Beraun

Saeed Al-Khotani

Saudi Gazette

RIYADH — Peru, the latest country to open an embassy in the Saudi capital, has expressed its keenness to attract investments from the Kingdom to finance its ambitious petrochemical industry, according to a visiting Peruvian official.

Jose Beraun, Peru’s vice minister of foreign affairs, wrapped up a two-day official visit to Riyadh Wednesday after holding talks with senior Saudi officials and businessmen.

“Such investments will help our petrochemical industry to have an influence beyond the borders of Peru benefiting a vast part of South America.

Assessing the potential of attracting investments was one of the purposes of my visit,” Beraun told Saudi Gazette.

“Also, I came to invite the Saudi leadership to the third South American-Arab (ASPA) Summit that will be chaired by my country on Oct. 1-2. The invitation was handed to Khalid Al-Jandan, deputy foreign minister for bilateral relations. I also invited the Saudi business community to the third A…


King of the fruits

Posted June 29, 2012 at 7:50 a.m.

Kayla Otteson

The first time I tasted a mango I was hooked. I can’t remember the exact moment, but it was in college when I experimented with mango. I didn’t cut mangos very well at first, and I remember just biting the flesh off of the skin and pit. I now have cutting mango down to a science.

Mangos are the world’s most popular fruit. That may come as a surprise. Most of us North Americans would probably guess apples or bananas (bananas are the most popular fruit in the U.S.). I say, boring! Mangos have been a favorite of mine for quite some time. I recently traveled to the Dominican Republic where I was reminded that mangos are really a staple fruit in many places of the world, including in India, South Asia, China and Latin America. I had mangos every morning with breakfast while in Dominican Republic. I must admit the best part of travel is always the food.

Mangos are ripe when the skin turns yellow with red mottling.…

Caribbean leaders open meeting by trying to cool concern about Caricom trade bloc’s future

By Associated Press, Published: July 4

CASTRIES, St. Lucia — Caribbean leaders opened the annual summit of the Caricom trade bloc Wednesday by seeking to lessen concerns that the 15-member regional group is disintegrating.

The health of Caricom, along with freedom of movement within the Caribbean and climate change, were topics that featured prominently in opening speeches even though the region’s external relations, especially with Europe, were being touted as the summit’s main discussion point.

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller poured cold water on recent suggestions that her island might leave Caricom following allegations of unfair trading practices by Trinidad and Tobago.

If Caricom was not around, “it would have to be invented,” she said, drawing applause. “Jamaica will continue to publicly reiterate the importance of the regional integration movement to the attainment of our national development goals and for the advancement of our region.”

She also urged Caricom to cons…