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Conozca a los “enchufados” señalados por Capriles

Por José Gregorio Martínez/

Raúl Gorrín era un simple abogado hasta 2006. Fue apenas en 2008 cuando incursionó como empresario con una participación minoritaria en Seguros La Vitalicia. El extesorero Alejandro Andrade dejó a Claudia Díaz como su sucesora cuando salió por irregularidades 

Globovisión, el canal de noticias tiene nueva directiva. Hay reclamos sobre el supuesto cambio de la línea editorial. (Foto: Archivo)

Martes, 28 Mayo 2013 00:00

Henrique Capriles los llama “enchunfados”, el periodista Juan Carlos Zapata los bautizó como “boliburgueses”, pero tradicionalmente se conocen como testaferros. 

La lista de empresarios que han amasado fortuna de manera vertiginosa a la sombra de la revolución es extensa, pero hoy está en el tapete el nombre de Raúl Gorrín, nuevo accionista mayoritario de Globovisión, a quien emplazó Capriles a través de su cuenta en twitter aclarar su relación con Claudia Díaz y Adrian Velásquez.

Y es que Raúl Gorrín, junto con Juan Domingo Co…



Courtesy of Hadi Laghari

FOCUS ON RETAIL : Carrefour sells stake in Middle East venture for $683 million ...

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By Praveen Menon and Dinesh Nair

DUBAI | Wed May 22, 2013 1:48pm EDT

(Reuters) - Carrefour (CARR.PA), Europe's largest retailer, agreed to sell its remaining 25-percent stake in a Middle East joint venture to local partner Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) for 530 million euros ($682.45 million), MAF said in a statement on Wednesday.

Majid Al Futtaim Hypermarkets, the venture set up in 1995, operates 50 hypermarkets and 44 supermarkets under the Carrefour name in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.

"Majid Al Futtaim...will keep and strengthen the strategic partnership with Carrefour in new countries and new formats," the company said in the statement.

MAF will keep its exclusive franchise partnership with Carrefour until 2025, allowing…

BACK IN THE SADDLE : Customs Broker Experts Return To Industry Opening New Firm ...

Advance Customs Brokers & Consulting (ACBC)

“We are truly excited to return to the industry we love,” Compres stated. “So many from the trade community have inquired as to when we would return to the business, so we are really looking forward to reconnecting and redeveloping programs with them.”

by Advance Customs Brokers & Consulting (ACBC)

Posted: 2013-05-28 09:04:07 EST

Miami, Florida – Fresh produce and imports customs brokers experts Patricia Compres and Maria Bermudez announced May 1st the launch of their new Miami, FL-based firm, Advance Customs Brokers & Consulting (ACBC). 

Former principles of Customized Brokers, which was acquired by Crowley in 2009, Compres and Bermudez return to their field of expertise and a combined forty-five years of experience, after fulfilling their contractual agreement with Crowley.

“We are truly excited to return to the industry we love,” Compres stated. “So many from the trade community have inquired as to when we would return to the busine…

Australian govt launches ambitious food branding campaign ...

May 28th, 2013

The Australian Federal Government aims to increase demand for the country’s food products through a new “Brand Australia” campaign, as part of a national food plan that seeks to boost agricultural and food-related exports by 45% in the next 12 years.

The campaign will focus on Asia’s rapidly rising middle class, working with industry and Austrade for various initiatives, including a study of international perceptions about Australian food and various digital campaigns and media tours to raise awareness about the country’s food production, technology and manufacturing credentials.

“Australian food is already widely known as safe and of high quality,” Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Senator Joe Ludwig said in a release.

“We’re going to make sure the Aussie mark is on our goods overseas, getting a high price for our food and capturing more of the market – as our food enters new countries and markets we need to make sure our strong reputation precedes us.”


STRATFOR ANALYSIS : The Growing Importance of the Arctic Council ....

Analysis MAY 17, 2013 | 0916

A research vessel tours the Arctic Circle.(SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Summary The Arctic is expected to become more important in the coming decades as climate change makes natural resources and transport routes more accessible. Reflecting the growing interest in the region, the Arctic Council granted six new countries (China, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Singapore) observer status during a May 15 ministerial meeting in Kiruna, Sweden. By admitting more observers, the Arctic Council -- an organization that promotes cooperation among countries with interests in the Arctic -- will likely become more important as a forum for discussions on Arctic issues. However, this does not necessarily mean it will be able to establish itself as a central decision-making body regarding Arctic matters.

Analysis The Arctic Council was established in 1996 by the eight countries that have territory above the Arctic Circle -- the United States, CanadaIceland, Denmark, No…


Dole to remove 'ethical choice' labels from bananas

Published: 5:30AM Tuesday May 28, 2013 

Source: ONE News

Dole has agreed to discontinue the use of the 'ethical choice' labels placed on the company's bananas following criticism from Oxfam New Zealand.

In a report released today, Oxfam says an investigation documents children aged 15 and younger working between eight to 12 hours a day for the producer on plantations supplying bananas to New Zealand.

The report also describes instances of harassment of workers for wanting to join a union, aerial pesticide spraying while workers are on plantations and environmental damage.

Oxfam's executive director Barry Coates said Dole was making unsupported claims in the use of the ethical choice label.

In a statement released this afternoon, Dole Asia New Zealand manager Steve Barton said, while the company was confident it was not misleading consumers, it would discontinue use of the labels.

"We are confident that our use of…

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA ASKS : What do we do with all these mangoes??? ...

The season arrived early this year — but June promises its usual mango madness.

Posted: 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Palm Beach Gardens blogger Michelle Lara, of “Cupcakes, Cocktails and Kids” blog, came into this bounty of mangoes from her mother-in-law’s yard. They’re about the size of a pear, and proved to be quite sweet. (Photo by Michelle Lara)

A delicious, yet easy to make Mango Coconut Bread Pudding, made by Palm Beach Gardens blogger Michelle Lara of (Photo by Michelle Lara)

A fresh-picked backyard mango, from West Palm Beach. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

The Divas of Dish made good use of fresh mangoes in this Mango Fried Rice with Spanish Chorizo. (Photo contributed by Divas of Dish)


Our backyard mangoes tumbled early this year across the county, thanks to the mild winter. 

They tumbled large and sweet into a friend’s garden in West Palm, and she did what ha…