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MEXICO MANGO MAFIA : Zetas leader Miguel Angel Trevino captured


Trevino Morales took over the Zetas in October 2012

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, head of the brutal Zetas drug cartel, has been captured in northern Mexico, according to the Mexican government.

Trevino Morales, known as "Z-40", was captured outside Nuevo Laredo, near the US border at dawn on Monday.

He took control of the Zetas following the death of group founder Heriberto Lazcano in October 2012.

Correspondents say his capture is a triumph for authorities battling the powerful drug-trafficking cartels.

The Zetas were formed by defectors from a Mexican elite police unit and quickly became infamous for their brutality, which included the beheadings of kidnapped migrants and rival gang members.

The group split in 2010, sparking brutal turf wars in the north of the country.


Trevino Morales was detained in countryside 27km (17 miles) south-west of Nuevo Laredo, government spokesman Eduardo Sanchez told a news conference on Monday night.


Will Grant  BBC News, Mex…

Environmental Justice, Equitable Development and the Spartanburg Story

By 3p Contributor |

 July 15th, 2013

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Vibrant. Healthy. Secure. Discarded. Toxic. Trapped. 

Which words would you rather use to describe the community where you live, work or own a business? 

If the last three words were apt descriptors, how many years would you need to turn things around? 

And if reinvestment were successful, how many of your community’s original residents and businesses would still be there to benefit?

These questions are being answered in community development projects around the country. 

The most striking example is an effort lead by ReGenesis, a community-based environmental justice organization. 

ReGenesis partnered with public and private sector entities to transform the Arkwright and Forest Park neighborhoods of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 

Over a 15-year period, the ReGenesis Environmental Justice Partnership leveraged over $250 million on reinvestment and development opportunities that benefit existing residents and their business neighbo…

Snowden’s Ecuador Flirtation Sinks Into Trade Feud

By Nathan Gill - Jul 15, 2013 3:36 PM ET

Ecuador’s spat with the U.S. over the fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden cost exporters special access to the world’s biggest economy and may make the country’s planned bond sale more expensive.

President Rafael Correa, whose government has said it is planning a return to international credit markets for the first time since its $3.2 billion default four years ago, will probably have to offer as much as 9 percent for a 10-year bond to entice investors, according to Michael Henderson, an emerging-markets analyst at Capital Economics in London

That compares with the 6.15 percent yield on similarly rated Dominican Republic dollar bonds due in 2024.

President Rafael Correa, who plans to issue notes by the first quarter of 2014, sparked the conflict last month when he renounced the country’s preferential trade benefits under a program promoting alternatives to the cocaine trade. Photographer: Meridith Kohut/Bloomberg

Correa, who plans to issue notes…

The Watergate of Whistleblowers that could bring down Hillary Rodham Clinton

The unusual burglary of Schulman & Mathias

By Doug Hagmann (Bio and Archives

 Monday, July 15, 2013

Being a whistleblower under the tyrannical rule of Barack Hussein Obama seems to be getting a bit “dicey” these days. 

So too is being a law firm representing such whistleblowers. If you’re not subjected to extravagant 21st century NSA surveillance technology, you just might end up being the victim of a less-glitzy, low-tech 1970s Watergate-era style burglary. 

According to the mainstream media under Obama, of course, these things simply don’t happen. Oh, except that they do, but you’re just not supposed to know about them.

Behind the Watergate whistleblower curtain
While Americans were mesmerized by the Zimmerman trial, a law office in Dallas, Texas, was burglarized—twice in two days over the June 29-30th weekend. It was no ordinary burglary, either. 

And, it was no ordinary law office. 

The law office of Schulman & Mathias, one of many offices situated in a large office building wi…

Perú: Los productores de mango recibieron precios irrisorios

Los pequeños productores de mango están quebrados, así lo señaló el presidente de la Asociación Central de Productores de Mango de San Lorenzo (Acepromango) Julio del Valle Hidalgo.

Explicó que el precio de la última campaña dejó a los productores en la quiebra porque les llegaron a pagar entre uno y cinco soles por caja de 30 kilos, mientras que los exportadores vendían a seis dólares la caja de cuatro kilos.

En este sentido, indicó que la próxima campaña para los pequeños productores será mala porque no tienen cómo asistir a las planta. “Hay buen clima y agua, pero no hay para nutrir a las plantas y eso repercute en la producción”, señaló

Por ello, pidió a los congresistas de la República preocuparse por el refinanciamiento de las deudas que tienen muchos agricultores desde hace doce años. “No se puede pagar porque si hubo refinanciamiento no ha habido capital de trabajo”, agregó.
Asimismo, el productor César Pássara, indicó que los productores están en manos de los acopiadores, quienes…

Is Sugar Really Toxic? Sifting through the Evidence

By Ferris Jabr 

| July 15, 2013 |

Credit: Lauri Andler (Phantom), via Wikimedia Commons

Our very first experience of exceptional sweetness—a dollop of buttercream frosting on a parent’s finger; a spoonful of strawberry ice cream instead of the usual puréed carrots—is a gustatory revelation that generally slips into the lacuna of early childhood. Sometimes, however, the moment of original sweetness is preserved.

 A YouTube video from February 2011 begins with baby Olivia staring at the camera, her face fixed in rapture and a trickle of vanilla ice cream on her cheek.

 When her brother Daniel brings the ice cream cone near her once more, she flaps her arms and arches her whole body to reach it.

Considering that our cells depend on sugar for energy, it makes sense that we evolved an innate love for sweetness.

 How much sugar we consume, however—as well as how it enters the body and where we get it from in the first place—has changed dramaticall…