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You Could Be Buying Fruit from a Mexican Cartel

"Anybody who does business [there] is dancing with the devil,” Cavan said.

“You go down and you’ve got one degree of separation from the drug cartels. None of the people in the Mango Industry want to create problems, so they’re all going to deny that it exists."

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May 22, 2014 / 1:39 pm

Maybe margaritas have come off your favorite bar’s happy hour menu, or maybe your last Corona came adorned with a lemon instead of the standard lime. 

The Great Lime Shortage of 2014 has been pervasive, and the problem has been attributed largely to the confluence of certain environmental factors, such as heavy rains and a bacterial malady called huanglongbing.

But like the worm at the bottom of a tequila bottle, something slimy lurks beneath the turbulence of modern Mexican fruit production.

Omnipotent drug cartels have managed to infiltrate every sector of Mexican life, from government to law enforcement to banking. 

Now, it seems they’ve also muscled their way into th…

Unfortunately, A Bleak Future For Venezuelans.

by moctavio

Yesterday I saw a tweet that I knew was wrong stating that American Airlines had stopped selling tickets in both local currency and dollars, which sort of implied the airline was leaving Venezuela. 

I knew the tweet was wrong, as that same morning both my travel in agent in Caracas and American Airlines in the US had called me to tell me that the airline had opened for sale tickets in US$ until the end of July. 

I checked in the website and indeed, for the day I was looking for a CCS-MIA flight in July, there was plenty of available flights and tickets, as promised, if you paid in US$. 

Thus, when I saw the tweet with information that I knew to be wrong I corrected it, mostly because I know the sense of anguish that many people with relatives abroad feel thinking that they may become isolated in Venezuela if the airlines leave.

What I got in return was tweets saying that I was a minority with a credit card in US$, that I worked with the stock market, Cadivi rules and the like…


HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD ???? : Japan Begins Purposely Dumping 100s Of Tons Of Radioactive Water From Fukushima Into The Pacific

Submitted by Tyler Durden

on 05/23/2014 21:34 -0400

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,

How do you get rid of hundreds of tons of highly radioactive water? 

 You dump it into the Pacific Ocean of course!

 In Japan, the Tokyo Electric Power Co. has made the “painful decision” to begin purposely dumping massive amounts of radioactive water currently being stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear facility directly into the Pacific. 

 This is being done even though water radiation levels near Fukushima spiked to a brand new all-time record high just a few days ago. 

 The radioactive material that is being released will enter our food chain and will potentially stay with us for decades to come. Fukushima is an environmental nightmare that never seems to end, but the mainstream media in the United States decided to pretty much stop talking about it long ago. 

 So don’t expect the big news networks to make a big deal out of the fact that Japan is choosing to use the Pacific…