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Atlantic Tropical Depression #5 continues to move west-northwest over the tropical Atlantic Ocean tonight, centered more than 700 miles east of the Windward Islands. 

Maximum sustained winds are 35 mph, and some further strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours. The depression could become Tropical Storm "Ernesto" overnight or on Thursday.

A Tropical Storm Watch continues for Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadelupe. 

That means tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area on Friday.

Get the latest on this sytstem, including graphics, by visiting the NHC website at

MANGO ON THE LIST: 10 foods to 'feed your face' ...

by Janet Little, Sprouts Market nutritionist / Special to

GMAZ interview by Kaley O'Kelley

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 30 at 1:40 PM

HOTLINE: Monday, July 30

Avocados - This creamy, green fruit is abundant in essential oils and B-complex vitamins that nourish your skin, inside and out.
Niacin (vitamin B3) is especially important for healthy skin, and avocados contain lots of it. Niacin, an anti-inflammatory, soothes irritated skin and red, blotchy skin.

Mangoes - Mangoes have more than 80 percent of your daily requirements for vitamin A, which is why they're such a great face food. Vitamin A maintains and repairs skin cells; a deficiency will result in a dry, flaky complexion.

Almonds - Almonds are great for your complexion. With 150 percent of your daily need for vitamin E, it's no wonder that getting a bit nutty is good for you. Vitamin E's rich oils moisturize dry skin, and its antioxidants protect against skin damage and…

2012 OLYMPICS: Chinese talent spotters prove their worth ...

August 1, 2012 7:03 pm

By Roger Blitz, Leisure Industries Correspondent

Another day, another medals haul for China. On Wednesday its athletes added four golds and three silvers in diving, table tennis, swimming, shooting and weightlifting to the tally that has quickly established China at the top of the medals table. It looks likely to stay there until the end of the games.

When the lights went off for the night at the Olympic Park, the traditional medal table leader, the US, had 29 medals, 12 of them gold. China was one ahead in total on 30 with 17 of them first places. Next placed South Korea was a fair way back on a total of 12 medals, six of them gold.

Raised eyebrows may continue to follow 16-year-old swimmer Ye Shiwen. She must be on drugs, whisper the swimming cognoscenti. But the International Olympic Committee were not alone in telling Ye’s detractors to “get real”.

The reality may have more to do with juguo, the country’s unique sports system introduced ahead of the Beijing Olymp…

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: Mango farmers get creative to keep business ...

Posted: Aug 01, 2012 5:00 PM EDT

Updated: Aug 01, 2012 5:56 PM EDT


U.S. mango farms have been declining as grocery stores stock their shelves with South American grown fruit. In Florida, some experts say there are just 500 acres of mango farms left, most on Pine Island right here in Southwest Florida.

But local farmers' sales are growing and some are even planting more fruit trees. We found out how they have adapted to keep people buying their product.

This season, the Mango Factory on Pine Island started shipping the fruit to customers as far away as Canada.

"That's the difference between my generation and my dad's generation," said owner Doug Floweree.

To stay in business while South American farms grew, he says he shifted strategy.

Since he took over the family farm and began selling online four years ago, sales increased 70 percent.

"We're always number one, or on the first page, so it's not hard to find us," he said.

Growers try to …


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LA VENEZUELA DE CHAVEZ: ¿Y esa corrupción qué? ...

Resulta paradójico que Hugo Chávez hable de enjuiciar a los responsables de la corrupción en el país y luego no haga nada, sólo se culpa a un sector que no incluye a ninguno de los suyos. 

Existe ahora una impunidad reinante producto de la inanidad de los poderes, una asamblea que no se controla ni a sí misma y un sistema jurídico que baila al son que le toca el ejecutivo


Durante tres lustros al menos, en la antigua era democrática, la corrupción se convirtió en la explicación casi única de todos nuestros males y penurias, en el mecanismo más rápido y eficaz de ascender políticamente para denunciadores osados, la más flamante bandera electoral y el taladro mediático incesante para socavar el Estado, y la democracia, en pro del liberalismo salvaje

Sin ir mas lejos el candidato Hugo Chávez no dijo otra cosa en su victoriosa cruzada hacia el poder sino que iba a llevar a centenares, o miles, de depredadores de los bienes del pueblo a una especie de circo romano donde pagar…

Cocaine production drops by 25 percent in Colombia: Peru and Bolivia lead in making cocaine

By Associated Press, Published: July 30

WASHINGTON — Production of pure cocaine in Colombia declined by 25 percent in the last year, according to a U.S. government survey of drug production.

Drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, said Monday that potential cocaine production in the South American country has dropped by 72 percent since 2001. 

Colombia now ranks third, behind Peru and Bolivia, in production of pure cocaine, he said.

“Potential production of pure cocaine in Colombia is down to 195 metric tons (in 2011) from 700 metric tons in 2001, the lowest production potential level since 1994 and the first time since 1995 that Colombia is producing less cocaine than either Peru of Bolivia,” Kerlikowske said in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime released an estimate last week that Colombia could produce 345 metric tons of cocaine in 2011.

Kerlikowske’ s office said the drop…

Entre temores y dudas Venezuela ingresa al Mercosur ...

Hugo Chávez en el aeropuerto internacional de Maiquetía, en La Guaira, desde donde ha partido este lunes 30 de julio rumbo a Brasilia, donde participará en la cumbre del Mercosur que se celebra a partir del martes.


CARACAS -- El presidente Hugo Chávez afirmó que la adhesión al Mercosur permitirá el fortalecimiento de Venezuela en todos los ámbitos, y llamó al reticente sector empresarial a sumarse a la iniciativa.

“Es del más alto interés nacional el ingreso de Venezuela al Mercado Común del Sur”, dijo Chávez el lunes en cadena de radio y televisión poco antes de partir hacia Brasilia para la cumbre donde se formalizará el martes la incorporación plena al bloque luego de casi seis años de espera.

Aseguró que el Mercosur le permitirá a Venezuela dejar la fuerte dependencia del petróleo, que representa 95 por ciento de las exportaciones del país, y “tener un mercado mucho más amplio”.

Chávez anunció la creación de una comisión presidencial para manej…

With Brazil as Advocate, Venezuela Joins Trade Bloc ...


Published: July 31, 2012

RIO DE JANEIRO — After wrangling over Venezuela’s status for years, Mercosur, the South American trading bloc, admitted the country as its fifth full member on Tuesday, reflecting the influence wielded by Brazil, the region’s powerhouse.

Venezuela’s inclusion in Mercosur, founded in 1991 by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay and now clearly dominated by Brazil, followed a long diplomatic struggle. While Venezuela was provisionally admitted in 2006, its formal entrance was stalled by resistance in some member nations, notably Paraguay, where the Senate refused to ratify Venezuela’s admission.

But Brazil, drawing support from Argentina and Uruguay, overrode those objections by having Paraguay suspended from membership in Mercosur after the ouster of President Fernando Lugo in June. Brazil justified the suspension by citing concerns about the impact of Mr. Lugo’s removal on Paraguay’s democratic institutions. Once Paraguay was sidelined, the othe…

IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) : 111,253 UNIQUE PAGEVIEWS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 2012 !!!! ...

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The IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) surged through the 100 thousand pageview threshold for the second month n a row.

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