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Espectaculares imágenes de la multitud que celebra el segundo día de Carnaval en Brasil

Brasil continúa celebrado los tradicionales carnavales

Publicado el 10 de feb de 2013 8:04 am 

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(Caracas 10 de febrero -Noticias24) Las escuelas de samba del Grupo Especial del carnaval de Sao Paulo cerraron este domingo la segunda jornada de desfiles en el sambódromo de Anhembi con comparsas en homenaje a diferentes temas, entre los que destacó la fuerza de la comunidad coreana.

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'Colombian drug lord' alias Pichi arrested in Panama ...

10 February 2013 Last updated at 14:43 ET

Police suspect alias Pichi of ordering the killing of nine people in a villa near Medellin in 2012

A Colombian man suspected of leading a drug cartel in the city of Medellin has been arrested in neighbouring Panama.

The man, known as Pichi, was arrested in a joint operation by the Panamanian and Colombian police. His real name as not yet been released.

He is accused of leading a drug gang known as The Office and is suspected of ordering the murder of nine people in the city of Medellin last December.

The motive behind that killing is believed to be gang-internal rivalry.

'Murderous gang'

He is also wanted in connection with the murder of two counter-narcotics police officers in Medellin.
Sergio Castro and Franklin Moreno, who had been investigating The Office, were shot dead in Medellin in July 2012.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos congratulated the police on alias Pichi's arrest via his Twitter account. "A good hit", the p…

DUBAI,U.A.E. : Emirates world's largest A380 fleet to call new facility home ...

2 January, 2013

DUBAI, U.A.E., 2nd January 2013 Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, achieved another first with the inaugural departure today of an A380 flight from the new and world's only dedicated and purpose-built A380 concourse at Dubai International Airport.

Part of the airport's Terminal 3 complex, Concourse A will become the "home of the Emirates A380", from where passengers will connect to more than 20 Emirates A380 destinations around the world, including A380 flights to Europe on Australian airline, Qantas, in terms of the global partnership announced recently which is pending the approval of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

INDIA: Government sanctions Rs 78 crore for mango growers ...

$14,557,686.00 usd to aid mango farmers in India region.

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The rise of China’s currency will change the way the world does business ...

China’s currency

Yuan for the money

Feb 9th 2013 |From the print edition

TESCO, a supermarket chain, has changed the way people shop in Britain and a dozen other countries. It is also planning a change in its own shopping habits. Like many multinationals, it buys a lot of stuff from China, and, like most foreign firms, it pays its Chinese suppliers in hard currency. But now it wants to pay them in China’s own coin, the yuan.

Tesco is part of a trend. In the last three months of 2012 the amount of trade settled in China’s currency reached almost 900 billion yuan ($145 billion), or 14% of China’s trade, up from almost nothing three years earlier. China accounts for about 15% of the world’s money supply. But until mid-2009 almost all of that money was sealed within its borders. Since then, China’s hermit currency has become notably more cosmopolitan (see article). The government has allowed Chinese importers and exporters to settle their trades in yuan, and Chinese firms to make foreign dire…


Fear and loathing at the Mexican border

Friday February 08 2013

PROTECTIONISM does not pay. Very, very few times, it does. Aye, we have seen that yet again with the current dispute between Mexico and the US over the 1996 agreement that has regulated imports of Mexican tomatoes onto the US market until today. The crossroads here was, renew the deal or put an end to it?

Tomato producers in Florida have been protesting against the agreement for some time now. Their argument is simple: Mexican produce is grown at a price so low that could never be mirrored by them, and then ‘dumped’ on the US market. Florida cannot compete and growers are driven “out of business”, as they put it. 

At some point they had enough and dug up the tomahawk, war paint and all against the Mexicans. What they called for was to scrap the 1996 deal, replacing it with nothing – a blow-up-the-bridge, take-no-prisoner sort of thing. 

Besides the blatant parochialism of some of the most vocal groups, farmers do have a point…


Northeast digs out after deadly blizzard; Midwest to get next storm

By Chris Welch, Mary Snow and Holly Yan, CNN
updated 5:55 AM EST, Sun February 10, 2013

Airports in Boston and Connecticut are expected to resume flights Sunday

About 400,000 power customers remain without electricity

At least nine people are killed, including 14-year-old Boston boy

The next major winter storm is expected to strike between Colorado and Minnesota

(CNN) -- The mammoth blizzard that buried the Northeast under feet of snow has drifted away, leaving millions on a path of hefty recovery.

At least nine deaths in three states and Canada are blamed on the snowstorm, which was spawned by two converging weather systems.

Residents from Pennsylvania to Maine are trying to dig out from as much as 3 feet of snowfall.

"There's just really no place to put the snow," Bostonian Allison Rice said, trying to shovel away what she could.

Streets left to skiers in Boston snow

Photos: Northeast blizzard

Cars …


El rey Momo inaugura el carnaval de Rio, un reino de cinco días de locura (Fotos)

febrero 8, 2013 12:20 pm

Bajo una lluvia de confeti y a ritmo de samba, el voluminoso rey Momo recibió este viernes las llaves de la ciudad de manos del alcalde de Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, y declaró oficialmente inaugurado su reino de cinco días de locura carnavalesca.

“¡Viva la monarquía! ¡Viva el rey!”, gritaron algunos integrantes de su corte, entre ellos un puñado de viejos sambistas cariocas con sombrero y zapatos bicolores de charol, al verlo bajar de un auto antiguo en el que llegó al Palacio de la Ciudad de Rio.

De traje blanco bordado con detalles de strass y zapatos igualmente blancos, el rey Momo, un empleado bancario de 33 años y 150 kg de peso, asumió por quinto año consecutivo el reinado del carnaval junto a una reina y dos princesas.

Frente a las puertas del palacio, la orquesta municipal comenzó a tocar “Cidade maravilhosa”, y el relajado alcalde de Rio, Eduardo Paes, de sombrero panamá b…