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Good season for Nicaraguan mangoes

The company Mangosa is a mango producer and exporter with plantations in Nicaragua. 

It makes shipments of Tommy Atkins mangoes for the US market, via destinations such as Miami, New Jersey, California and Houston, and of Keitt mangoes for Europe, via the Netherlands. 

The fruit is sold under the brands Nature House and Nica Pride.

Mangosa owns 372 hectares for its own production and exports 215-220 containers per season; approximately 1,200,000 4 kilo boxes per year. 

Its season begins in March and finishes in mid-May, depending on the rains, whose arrival announces the end of the campaign.

According to Luis Campollo, Commercial Director of Mangosa, Nicaragua is one of the safest Central American countries right now, which makes it very attractive for investors, although it is not exempt from problems.

 On the one hand, the country does not have any ports in the Atlantic side, forcing its exports to leave via Honduras or Costa Rica. 

On the other hand, its …



SEP. 6, 2013, 8:56 AM 

The U.S. economy added just 169,000 jobs in August, which was lower than 180,000 expected. Furthermore, the July number was revised down to 104,000 from an earlier estimate of 162,000.

And on top of that, the labor force participation rate fell, causing the unemployment rate to drop to 7.3% from 7.4% in July.

All of this reminds us that the jobs market remains weak four years into the economic recovery.

Calculated Risk runs a chart every month that puts the current jobs recovery into perspective.

"This shows the depth of the recent employment recession — worse than any other post-war recession — and the relatively slow recovery due to the lingering effects of the housing bust and financial crisis,"
writes Bill McBride of Calculated Risk.

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By Colleen Story & James Colquhoun

We all know that raw foods are great for our health and many of us also enjoy healthy cooked foods as well. So how can we make sure the cooked foods we eat are as healthy as possible? 

When it comes to cooking you can heat foods in a gentle and healthy way with stable fats OR your can destroy the health properties of foods in a dangerous way with unstable fats. So what's the best oil to cook with??? Join Colleen Story from my friend Kevin's site Renegade Health discuss the pros and cons of different fats to cook with.

Grapeseed, olive, sunflower, canola, coconut—there are so many options. As you can imagine, there are a number of opinions out there. We gathered up the evidence and presented it here so you can decide for yourself.

Healthy Cooking Oils

When looking for healthy cooking oils, there are a lot of options, depending on what you’re looking for in terms of nutrition, heating capacity, and flavor. The first thing to remember is that any…

Food fight! Golden Corral franchisee sues new Mango’s on I-Drive

South Beach Mango Importer's hang-out meets resistance in Orlando...

Sep 6, 2013, 3:04pm EDT UPDATED: Sep 6, 2013, 4:22pm EDT

Jim Carchidi
The Mango's Tropical Cafe renovation is well underway as work crews have already gutted the building at 8102 International Drive.

Anjali Fluker Senior Staff Writer-Orlando Business Journal

A legal battle is brewing regarding parking in a convention-area shopping complex at the corner of International Drive and Sand Lake Road.

Metro Corral Partners Inc., which owns Golden Corral franchise locations in Central Florida and Georgia, on Sept. 4 filed a complaint in Orange County Ninth Judicial Circuit Court against the Wallack Holdings LLC — the owner/developer of the planned $30 million Mango’s Tropical Café — and the Hollywood Plaza Property Owners Association Inc.

The complaint alleges, in part, that the new business, Mango's, has been assigned too many parking rights within the center.

The complaint alleges that Wallack Holdings’ plans to open a …

The Lewis Model Explains Every Culture In The World


SEP. 6, 2013, 9:31 AM 

A world traveler who speaks ten languages, British linguist Richard Lewis decided he was qualified to plot the world's cultures on a chart.

Many people think he nailed it, as his book "When Cultures Collide," now in its third edition, has sold more than one million copies since it was first published in 1996 and was called "an authoritative roadmap to navigating the world's economy," by the Wall Street Journal.

Lewis plots countries in relation to three categories:

Linear-actives — those who plan, schedule, organize, pursue action chains, do one thing at a time. Germans and Swiss are in this group.

Multi-actives — those lively, loquacious peoples who do many things at once, planning their priorities not according to a time schedule, but according to the relative thrill or importance that each appointment brings with it. Italians, Latin Americans and Arabs are members of this group.

Reactives — those cultures that prioritize courtes…

Assault Against Urabeños Reveals Group's Move into Venezuela

Written by James Bargent
Thursday, 05 September 2013

Murdered policemen Freddy Fernandez and Carlos Gonzalez

A police offensive against the Urabeños in north Colombia has drawn attention to the narco-paramilitary gang's operations on both sides of the Colombia-Venezuela border and their growing strength in a region that until recently was a Rastrojos stronghold.

Police attempts to capture a regional Urabeños leader in the Norte de Santander department sparked a shootout on the outskirts of Cucuta, near the Venezuelan border, in which one police officer and six alleged Urabeños members died. 

The operation was targeting Carlos Andres Palencia, alias "Visaje," a fugitive former paramilitary who police identified as the head of Urabeños operations in the region, reported Cucuta daily La Opinion.

The Urabeños have responded to the assault with a series of revenge attacks, which killed one policeman and seriously injured two others, reported El Tiempo.

On the other side of the borde…


September 06, 2013

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12 Famous Quotes That People Always Get Wrong



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Wordsmiths like Shakespeare and Robert Frost loved their sarcasm. But when you take comments like that out of context, they can mean the exact opposite of the author's intention.

That hasn't stopped us from spouting famous lines, many from classic literature, however we see fit.

We created a list of some frequently used quotes that people just don't understand. Some came from this Quora post. Others, we added from bits and pieces of our high school lit classes.

1. "I took the road less traveled."

 In Robert Frost's culturally omni-present poem, "The Road Not Taken," he tries to decide which of two paths he should take. He looks down one but chooses the second, "just as fair" and "worn really about the same."

If you read the entire poem, the last stanza regales a dinner party Frost will attend where he'll say "with a sigh" that his decision "made all the difference.&q…

MIDDLE EAST MARKETS : Syria divides deepen during Putin's G20 dinner

"While no one really wants war in Syria, the United States feels pressured to maintain global credibility by punishing the use of chemical weapons. But why is Russia so involved and opposing such action?"

"The Syrian conflict is just a shadow game for the real concerns: global position and energy, not Syrian oil. Russia's strength abroad and at home relies heavily on its energy sector. With the United States continuing to advance in natural gas exports, Russia feels its global position being threatened. "

"In front of the cameras, Washington and Moscow will use humanitarian reasoning for their stance on Syria - their true motivations will stay behind closed doors, but you don’t have to be left in the dark. "

~ Stratfor Analysis

Leaders fail to reach agreement over military action as UN called on to fulfil its obligations while Russia maintains position

Patrick Wintour

Friday 6 September 2013 08.34 EDT

G20 leaders attend a summit dinner in Pe…