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ABC: Cuba envía más de 2 mil agentes para apuntalar a Maduro en el poder ...

Publicado en marzo 13th, 2013








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Cuba jugó fuerte en la gestión política de la enfermedad de Hugo Chávez y ahora está volcada en asegurarse de que el proceso electoral beneficia a Nicolás Maduro.




 Además del alrededor de 46.000 colaboradores cubanos que oficialmente viven en Venezuela, todos con la misión se garantizar la revolución chavista, La Habana está enviando un destacamento de agentes para el control electoral, que podría llegar a los 2.500 efectivos, de acuerdo con información de inteligencia salida de la isla, publica ABC de España.






Emili j. Blasco / Corresponsal en Washington





«Estamos aquí para ratificar nuestra entrega; si hasta ahora lo estábamos dando todo, ahora estamos dispuestos a dar hasta nuestras vidas, nuestra sangre si fuera preciso por esta revolución», proclamó la semana pasada Roberto López, jefe de las misiones cubanas en Venezuela, cuando una representación de estas rindió honores ante el cadáver de Chávez.






De la continuidad del chavismo depende la pervive…

Africa to adopt Kesar mango cultivation technology ...

ByChitra Unnithan





TNN | Mar 14, 2013, 04.40 AM IST







AHMEDABAD: Africa will soon be able to replicate the production and marketing of the famous Kesar mango from Junagadh in one of its main mango producing regions - Senegal.




Senegal, a major mango-exporting country inWest Africa, has approached Gujarat for borrowing its mango cultivation technology. 


Senegal's exports have been falling since 2010 after the quality of the mangoes as well as fruit fly attacks affected its marketing and sale.




Mabouso Thiam, the director general of Agency for Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (ADEPME) of Senegal, department of industries, the Government of Senegal, is on a two-day visit to Gujarat to discuss mango cultivation technology in the state.




"Senegal has already approached a cluster of mango farmers in Junagadh, where farmers have been cultivating and exporting Kesarmangoes to China," said Jagat Shah, the founder and chief mentor, Cluster Pulse, which is coordinating the meeting…

GlobalGAP North America continues to align with FDA ...

Over the past two years, GLOBALG.A.P. North America, Inc. has played a key role in the Produce G.A.P.s Harmonization Initiative sponsored by the United Fresh Produce Association. 






This all-industry effort (including growers, shippers, produce buyers, government agencies, audit organizations and other stakeholders) resulted in a landmark achievement: the development of the Harmonized Standards, two audit checklists covering essential food safety control points for the produce industry. 





These audit checklists enjoy nearly universal industry support and recognition, but by design lack the governance framework and audit system of full-fledged food safety standards.






In response, GGNA developed and launched in 2012 the Produce Safety Standard (PSS), the industry’s first complete standard aligned with the Harmonized Standards checklists.


 GGNA structured PSS externally as an implementation and extension of the Harmonized Standards offering widespread retailer, producer and regulatory recognitio…

Freska Produce International looks for steady mango growth ...

by Tim Linden | March 13, 2013





 Freska Produce International is one of the larger U.S. importers of mangoes, and it expects to continue to grow to keep up with the popularity of the crop. 






Gary Clevenger, managing partner of the Oxnard, CA-based company, said, “Our goal is to grow about 5 to 6 percent every year, and we are on target for that growth again this year.” 



He said that is an annual goal and takes into account all of the production regions in Mexico as well as Central America and South America. He said that Mexican mangoes will do their part in reaching that goal this year as the company has picked up several new growers in the northern half of the country. 



Gary Clevenger Currently, production is coming from the south but as it shifts to the north in late spring and summer, Mr. Clevenger said that Freska’s volume should be greater than last year. 



Speaking in late February, he said the firm got off to an early start in Mexico this year — earlier than most other importers. “We …

Salen los primeros mangos orgánicos mexicanos de Organic Alliance ...

13 de marzo de 2013






Se adelanta dos semanas a la competencia





Organic Alliance, Inc. productora global y comercializadora de frutas y vegetales frescos, orgánicos y Fair Trade anunció que ha enviado su primer contenedor con mangos orgánicos Tommy Atkins y Ataulfo a EE.UU.                                                                                                                         










La fruta es producida en los huertos que la empresa arrienda en México.






En febrero de este año Organic Alliance recibió la certificación orgánica para los huertos de mango que arrienda luego de tres meses en que se trabajó en el desarrollo del plan de producción orgánica y se identificó a los pesticidas orgánicos no tóxicos y herbicidas para las plantaciones de mango.






“Debido al alto nivel de control de Organic Alliance, pudieron ser la primera compañía de EE.UU en importar mangos orgánicos mexicanos en 2013, adelantándose a su competencia por dos semanas”, consignó la empresa a través de un comunicado.





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Taiwanese mango dessert singled out by U.S. travel magazine ...

2013/03/13 18:03:39












Taipei, March 13 (CNA) A U.S. travel magazine has selected Taiwan's "mango avalanche" -- a dessert of shaved ice topped with diced fresh mango, as one of the world's best desserts, CNN reported Tuesday.




Travel & Leisure praised the mango avalanche served by the Ice Monster store in particular for its extravagant servings that are "enough for four dainty eaters or two ravenous ones."







"Ignore the candy-colored popsicles up front. What you want is the 'mango avalanche,'" the magazine says of the dish famous among Taipei dwellers and tourists alike.








At Ice Monster, named by the magazine as a must-visit, the shaved ice is piled high with mango cubes, pudding and condensed milk. The store is widely seen as having prompted other stores to launch similar products in recent years.






It is not the first time the store has grabbed international attention. In 2008, it was introduced in a New York Times article on travel in Taipei.







Upon…