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CHAPO GUZMAN OWNS THE CHICAGO HEROIN MARKET

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This Mexican Cartel Kingpin Supplies 80% Of The Drugs Flooding Chicago







MICHAEL KELLEY

SEP. 21, 2013, 4:08 PM






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In this June 10, 1993 file photo, Joaquin Guzman Loera, alias "El Chapo Guzman" is shown to the press after his arrest at the high security prison of Almoloya de Juarez, outskirts of Mexico City.











Intense Photos Of Mexican Vigilantes Battling A Drug Cartel For City Control











Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the kingpin of the Sinaloa Cartel, owns the Chicago-area drug game.





Sinaloa members have embedded themselves in the city's robust Hispanic population, employing tens of thousands of local gang members to push all kinds of drugs in the streets.




And Illinois' highways allow for distribution across the Midwest, making it a hub for North America's staggering meth problem.





A new report by John Lippert, Nacha Cattan, and …

HOPE : The 15 US Cities That Are Driving The Future

HARRISON JACOBS

JAN. 7, 2014, 3:37 PM









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The American economy is being reshaped along the booming industries of technology and energy, according to new rankings of America’s Best Performing Cities by the Milken Institute.







In the 2013 rankings, thirteen cities defined by Milken as tech hubs made it into the top 25, while nine could attribute their impressive growth to the energy industry, notably the shale and natural gas renaissance. 




Milken's ranking is based on data from both long- and short-term growth in jobs, wages, salaries, and technological output.








#15 Denver–Aurora–Broomfield, Colo.




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This metro area has a diverse high-tech industry that mixes in telecommunications, aerospace, manufacturing, and energy research. The city does so well partially because of its attractive business climate and friendly government.







The city’s Business Incentive Fund makes it an attractive place for companies like Southwest Airlines (which just opened a new pilot an…

STAGE SEVEN : DAKAR RALLY 2014 IN BOLIVIA

DAKAR RALLY 2014 : STAGE SEVEN STARTS TODAY AFTER DAY OFF

FOOD SAFETY CONCERNS WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE IN 2014

by Frank J. Maduri
New York (UPI) 






Jan 10, 2013


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In the first week of 2014 the news has been dominated by stories related to the safety of food in the United States.





The first few days of the New Year brought the news of a U.S. Department of Agriculture-mandated shutdown of a meat-processing facility in Minnesota, legal action in Oregon against the makers of a vitamin supplement and the announcement by General Mills regarding its processing of a major cereal product.





Food safety is a growing issue of concern in the United States in lockstep with the trend toward healthier eating and a more active lifestyle. Several groups initiated studies in 2013 that indicated a much greater awareness by the American general public toward the purchase of more natural food products and a pivot away from processed food.



The explosion in the amount of natural food line extension products, as well as the growing popularity of store chains such as Whole Foods a…

AUSTRALIA MANGOES 2014 : POOR CROP = HIGH PRICES

Summer fruit demand high despite price surge




The West Australian

ELLE FARCIC 
The West Australian
January 12, 2014, 4:10 pm








The West Australian









West Australians are being urged to not give up on their favourite fruits after supplies fell and prices soared over the start of summer.






The strong demand for avocados and mangoes - and reduced crops - has pushed up prices of the popular fruits in recent weeks.









Mango growers have had a horror run, but Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries chief executive Martin Clark guaranteed next season would be better.




"Generally speaking, every second year is an oversupply year and vice versa - it's just the nature of the crop,"
he said.





"If people are eating stuff that is in season and grown locally, the price tends to be lower, but these days people expect all types of fruit and veg all year round."







Limes were selling for $39.99/kg at IGA Doubleview earlier this week, meaning one lime cost more than $3.





Hail damage to avocado trees last…