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This World Map Shows Where Press Freedom Is Strongest And Weakest


FEB. 12, 2014, 12:34 PM

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders has published its 2014 World Press Freedom Index, which measures the freedom of information and journalists in 160 countries around the world.

Finland tops the index for the fourth year running, followed by Netherlands and Norway. America fell 13 places to 46th for various reasons (Here's a interactive list of the rankings).

The organization describes countries at the bottom of the list — Turkmenistan, North Korea, and Eritrea — as "news and information black holes and living hells for the journalists who inhabit them."

An interesting note: Edward Snowden told The Washington Post in May that he wanted to apply for asylum in Iceland or some other country “with strong Internet and press freedoms.”

The 2013 map of the global freedom of Internet is quite similar to the one for press.

Freedom House

Despite his stated aspirations, Snowden traveled from Hawaii to Hong Kong on May 20. As you can s…


12 February 2014 Last updated at 20:49 ET

Storm bears down on US east coast as havoc persists in South

Police help motorists attempting to drive up a snow-covered hill in Charlotte, North Carolina

A winter storm is bearing down on the densely populated US north-east, after causing transport chaos in the South.

Across the typically mild South, more than 350,000 people lack power, and 3,800 US flights have been cancelled due to snow, ice and strong winds.

The storm has snarled traffic across the state of North Carolina and has already been blamed for 10 deaths.

The most crowded swath of the US - between Washington DC and Boston - is bracing for up to 1ft (30cm) of snow.

Even a snowplough found itself in tough driving conditions in North Carolina

The storm, described by the National Weather Service as an event of "historical proportions", leaves in its southern wake a wreckage of snapped tree limbs and power lines coated in as much as 1in (2.54cm) of ice, motorways turned to car parks,…

MegaStructures - China's Ultimate Port, Yangshan Port (National Geographic Documentary)


"Los pronosticos de APEM vuelven a fallar. Que Desastre para la industria de mango Peruana. Mentir es el Pasa tiempo Nacional en el Peru y esto es una Burla a los mercados internacionales."

~ Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)

Perú exportará hasta 140.000 toneladas de mango esta campaña

El gerente general de la Asociación Peruana de Productores y Exportadores de Mango del Perú (APEM), Juan Carlos Rivero, anuncio que el Perú exportaría 140.000 toneladas de mango en la presente campaña (2013/2014), lo que significaría un incremento de 40% frente a las 100.000 toneladas proyectadas en un inicio.

Al respecto, indicó que estos mayores envíos se debeían al acelerado ritmo de exportación que se ha registrado en lo que va de la campaña, que comenzó la semana 44 de 2013 (27 de octubre). 

“Desde el inicio de la campaña hasta la semana 5 (1 de febrero) se han exportado 86.015 toneladas y la campaña no acaba hasta la semana 16 (19 de abril). Es decir, todavía …


The 22nd Annual International Mango Festival

When: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

The 22nd Annual International Mango Festival—Mangoes of Colombia

This July 12 and 13, 2014, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will once again celebrate the mango at the 22nd Annual International Mango Festival. Over the two days of the festivities we will celebrate the mango as an object of beauty and admiration, a subsistence crop for the people and as a niche and mainstream commercial fruit of the future.

Two full days of mango festivities will feature a wide range of products, ideas and of course the star of our show, the mango itself in all its glory. 

Mangoes have been collected from the far reaches of the globe and nurtured in South Florida, following in the footsteps of David Fairchild, the most venerable mango collector of them all. 

Mangoes in every culinary creation, work of art and on every flat surface. Visit the festival to shop Curator Choice mango trees