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Impactantes fotos: Brasil vivencia la mayor protesta de los últimos 20 años

Casi dos semanas después del inicio las mayores protestas en 20 años, los líderes políticos brasileños parecen estar por fin reaccionando y comenzaron a responder a las demandas populares de cambios.

Publicado el 26 de jun de 2013 8:07 pm 

Foto: Reuters / Hugo Cordeiro

(Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, 26 de junio – Reuters).- Decenas de miles de personas salieron el miércoles a las calles de Brasil en nuevas manifestantes para exigir el fin de la corrupción y mejores servicios públicos, justo un día después de que el Congreso cediera ante algunas demandas clave de las extendidas protestas.

En Belo Horizonte, cerca de 40.000 personas se congregaron para pedir mejorías en los sistemas de educación y de salud, en momentos en que el estadio Mineirao de la tercera ciudad del país era sede del triunfo de Brasil 2-1 sobre Uruguay por las semifinales de la Copa Confederaciones de fútbol, un evento previo a la Copa del Mundo 2014.

Jóvenes encapuchados lanzaron piedras a la policía, que usó gas lacrimógen…

PHILIPPINES : Samal City resort offers mango pizza

Posted on June 26, 2013 05:04:05 PM

ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL -- Better known for its powdery white sand beaches, the island of Samal is gradually earning a reputation as a producer of quality mangoes. 

Samal’s mangoes have been used to spice up dishes, drinks, appetizers, salads and desserts. Now a beach resort here is introducing mango pizza.

PRECIOUS Garden Resort’s mango pizza

Anita P. Villanueva, manager of Precious Garden Resort, said mango pizza started off as a novelty, feeding off from the curiosity of guests who wanted to try something new. But word got around and now the resort’s phones are ringing frequently for orders.

“We even have another resort here that orders 10 mango pizzas which they then serve to their guests,” she said. 

Outside of the choice mangoes used, Ms. Villanueva said the pizza’s secret is in the dough, which is made from imported flour and kneaded in their kitchen for that extra freshness.

“There are about 25 pieces of dough. Typically, we make sure that we …

Gulf of Mexico could see record-sized ‘dead zone’ from pollution this year

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 15:39 EDT

Topics: gulf of mexico

The Gulf of Mexico could see a record-size dead zone this year of oxygen-deprived waters resulting from pollution, US scientists have cautioned based on government data models.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s forecasts said the dead zone could be as large as New Jersey, or up to 8,561 square miles (22,172 square kilometers).

Dead zones are toxic to marine life and are caused by excessive nutrient pollution due to agriculture runoff. They are influenced by weather, precipitation, wind and temperature.

When there is little oxygen in the water, most marine life near the bottom is unable to survive.

“This year’s prediction for the Gulf reflects flood conditions in the Midwest that caused large amounts of nutrients to be transported from the Mississippi watershed to the Gulf,” NOAA said in a statement.

“Last year’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico was the fourth smallest on record due to drought …

INDIA : Lucknow mangoes earn fans in foreign countries

Priyanka Singh, TNN | 

Jun 26, 2013, 09.33 PM IST

Ambassadors and high commissioners of more than 10 countries would be gathering in a town of Malihabad on June 29 to enjoy a 'mango party'.

LUCKNOW: The rich mangoes of India, especially Dussehri breed of Malihabad mangoes seem to have a huge fan following even in foreign countries. 

Ambassadors and high commissioners of more than 10 countries would be gathering in a town of Malihabad on June 29 to enjoy a 'mango party'.

The town has not been revealed yet. 

Malihabadis 30 km from Lucknow. 

This event 'Ek Shaam Malihabadi Dussehri Ke Naam' (An evening dedicated to Malihabad's Dussehri) would be hosted by the Mango Grower Association of India. The programme is aimed at earning popularity for Dussehri all across the globe and also seeking government's assistance for Mango growers and exporters of the country. 

The association would also provide Dussehri mango saplings to the foreign diplomats and encourage them to…


Mexico storm upgraded to hurricane: forecasters

by Staff Writers
Miami (AFP) June 25, 2013

Tropical Storm Cosme was upgraded to a hurricane on Tuesday, as it swirled off Mexico's Pacific coast, forecasters said.

At 1500 GMT, Cosme was about 365 miles (585 kilometers) south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour.

The storm was moving toward the northwest at around 18 miles (30 kilometers) per hour, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said, and was expected to pass near sparsely populated Socorro Island later Tuesday.

Forecasters said large swells created by Cosme will be felt along Mexico's Pacific coast from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes, and could cause dangerous surf and rip currents.

Irish Parliamentarian: Is Obama ‘Going for the Hypocrite of the Century Award?’

June 25, 2013 - 2:16 PM

By Michael W. Chapman

Clare Daly, deputy in the Parliament of Ireland, member of United Left Alliance for Dublin North. (AP)( 

– Clare Daly, a liberal deputy in the Irish Parliament, criticized President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Ireland, noting that the media coverage constituted “sycophantic fawning” over the Obamas and that the president, in permitting weapons to go to Syrian rebels, was arming “jihadists” and reversing women’s rights, thus potentially qualifying him for “the hypocrite of the century award.”

President Obama and the first family visited Northern Ireland on June 17-18, and the president spoke at the G8 summit, which took place in County Fermanagh. It was the Obamas first trip to Northern Ireland and the president also spoke about the peace process in Belfast, in front of local residents and students from selected schools.

On June 19, Deputy Daly spoke in Parliament about the visit of the president and his family, saying, “It is im…


Marc Rich

Business machine

Jun 26th 2013, 10:48 by S.V.P.

OBITUARY writers the world over have been toiling on their eulogies to Nelson Mandela, the ailing South African statesman. They will now have to delve into a wholly different register to mark the passing of Marc Rich, the commodities trader-cum-law evader, who died on Wednesday morning, aged 78.

Mr Rich is best known, at least in business circles, for revolutionising oil trading in the early 1970s. He is credited with creating the spot market which allowed for immediate, one-off purchase of cargoes, rather than the years-long contracts then imposed by oil majors. He knew how to exploit his invention, too. One trick was to opportunistically pick up shipments from participants—notably the Iranians, then holding hostages and facing international sanctions—which few others wanted to deal with.

Yet it is more likely that he will be remembered for embargo-busting exploits, along with the tax-dodging that accompanied them. 

He fled America…


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FORMER US OFFICIAL: The NSA Thinks Edward Snowden Copied 'Almost Everything That Place Does'


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JUN. 25, 2013, 12:37 PM 

REUTERS/Kacper PempelA former U.S. official says that NSA analysts believe that Edward Snowden may have copied "almost everything [the NSA] does," Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller of The Washington Post report.

As of last night it was reported that officials didn't know how much Snowden took from theNSA’s Hawaii facility where he worked as a Booz Allen contractor.

“They think he copied so much stuff — that almost everything that place does, he has,” one former government official, referring to the NSA, told The Post. “Everyone’s nervous about what the next thing will be, what will be exposed.”

Last week NSA Director Keith Alexander told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that Snowden fabricated digital keys that gave him access to areas way above his clearance as a low-level contractor and systems administrator.

Earlier this month, Guardian journalist Glenn …

A Whole New Group Of People Is Going To Start Worrying About The Gold Crash



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Back in the day, a few years ago, when gold was soaring, anti-Fed types saw this as indication that Bernanke was blowing bubbles and creating hyperinflation.

Of course, the price of gold is just the price of gold, but it didn't stop people from making bold statements about how gold was "voting" against Fed policy so to speak.

Well now gold is totally crashing.

At the start of April it was near $1600/oz.

This morning it's not much above $1200/oz.

Today alone it's down over 3%.

And this time it won't be the hard money inflation hawks who get nervous. It will be the deflation hawks.

The latest turn down in gold comes as people worry about "the taper" and the notion that now Bernanke is being too tight, ignoring signs of disinflation or deflation while talking about exit scenarios.

Larry Kudlow has already hinted that the gold crash is a warning to Bernanke over his latest moves.

Of course, the price of…

OBAMA OUT OF CONTROL : Whistleblowers will continue to leak state secrets, warns AP chief

President of global news agency says Obama administration cannot control flow of leaks in wake of Edward Snowden case

Josh Halliday

Wednesday 26 June 2013 02.15 EDT

AP president Gary Pruitt said there will inevitably be more leakers and whistleblowers in future. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Intelligence whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden will continue to leak state secrets in the public interest despite being "aggressively pursued" by the Obama administration, the president of Associated Press has said.

Gary Pruitt, the head of the global news agency, warned Washington that it cannot control the "inevitable" flow of information to the media in the wake of Snowden's disclosures about classified surveillance programs in the US and UK.

He said: "The Obama administration has made it clear that it will aggressively pursue leakers and whistleblowers. I think there will inevitably be leakers and whistleblowers, however, because there are so many p…


10 reasons why America will continue to dominate the global economy for years

Steven Perlberg, Business Insider

| 13/06/25 | Last Updated: 13/06/24 3:14 PM ET

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But by in large, investors should be pleased with the way things are going domestically, according to a new report from Joseph Quinlan, Chief Market Strategist for U.S. Trust.

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