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Alerta naranja en Ecuador por volcán Tungurahua

Posted: 14 Jul 2013 04:06 PM PDT

Las autoridades de Ecuador declararon el alerta naranja en las zonas cercanas al volcán Tungurahua, en la serranía central del país, debido a un súbito aumento de su actividad que provocó la evacuación de al menos 200 personas. AP

La Secretaría Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos informó que “declara la alerta naranja en las zonas consideradas de alto riesgo en las provincias de Tungurahua y Chimborazo”.

Un comunicado difundido el domingo explicó que con este alerta “la Secretaría Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos podrá realizar de manera directa la adquisición de bienes, provisión de servicios y ejecución de obras” y “otorgar la ayuda humanitaria y realizar todas las acciones inmediatas que se requieran”.

Agregó que los Comités de Operaciones de Emergencia deberán mantenerse “en alerta para realizar las acciones inmediatas que se requieran para proteger a la ciudadanía, así como afrontar cualquier situación negativa …


Another Mangoes at the Moana under our belt!

 A big mahalo to everyone for their support and for coming out to join us!

Alleged NSA surveillance in Brazil stirs regional tension – again

Documents leaked to O Globo newspaper by Edward Snowden suggest the US has monitored billions of Brazilian calls and emails. Its leaders are demanding an explanation.

By Janet Tappin Coelho, Contributor / July 9, 2013

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks at the launching of a health program that aims to improve public care and the education of Brazilian doctors, at the presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, July 8. 

The Brazilian government began an investigation Monday into whether telecommunications firms operating in the country cooperated with the US as part of a spying program that has collected data on billions of telephone and email conversations.

Eraldo Peres/AP


Brazilian politicians are calling on President Dilma Rousseff to take a tough stance against the United States and boycott her official visit to the White House in October this year, following allegations that the US monitored billions of emails and other communications made by Brazilian …

Mexican Diplomat Says America Pretty Much Invited The Sinaloa Drug Cartel Across The Border


OCT. 1, 2012, 4:31 PM 

Many people have doubted the quality of Stratfor's intelligence, but the information from MX1—a Mexican foreign service officer who doubled as a confidential source for Stratfor—seems to corroborate recent claims about U.S. involvement in the drug war in Mexico.

Most notably, the reports from MX1 line up with assertions by a Sinaloa cartel insider that cartel boss Joaquin Guzman is a U.S. informant, the Sinaloa cartel was "given carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago," and Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for information used to take down rival cartels.

An email with the subject "Re: From MX1 -- 2" sent Monday, April 19, 2010, to Stratfor vice president of intelligence Fred Burton says:

I think the US sent a signal that could be construed as follows:

"To the [Juárez] and Sinaloa cartels: Thank you for providing our market w…