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By this point, most of you have heard that it looks like #ElNiño is coming, and maybe you’re wondering why you should care. 

Our latest ENSO blog post looks at what can we expect across the United States and when can we expect it.


Posted on Friday, 06.13.14

Orlando’s I-Drive gets a facelift


ORLANDO -- Joshua Wallack originally thought he was just buying a patch of land off Orlando's International Drive that would one day house a parking lot for his restaurant group's newest venture in Central Florida.

But when several stakeholders opposed having a lot on the proposed site, he agreed to a new spot. There was just one problem.

"It was like, 'What the heck are we going to do with the land we were going to use to park cars on?" Wallack said.

A year later, he's now looking forward to being a major part of the latest face-lifts to one of Orlando's most-visited areas.

By 2016, the Orlando International Drive District, a first of its kind when it was established in 1993, will house two new entertainment complexes.

Mango's Tropical Cafe Orlando, co-owned by Wallack and his father, David, who also own Mango’s on Miami Beach, announced plans this month to …

México: Las plagas afectan a la producción de mango en Apatzingán

El sector productivo de mango se ha visto gravemente afectado a raíz de las lluvias fuera de temporada que dañaron la flor e inhibieron el crecimiento del fruto, detalló en entrevista Leonel Martínez, quien lamentó que sólo la escoba de la bruja ha contaminado al 40 por ciento de las plantaciones de mango en la región.

A pesar de que ha disminuido la producción a raíz de las enfermedades en el fruto, los mangueros no asimilan que deben reconvertir a ecológica la producción, indicó el presidente del Consejo Municipal de Productores de Mango, pues destacó que los productores de mango no aceptan que deben cambiar las prácticas para mejorar y, sobre todo, proteger la producción desde la primera plantación.

“A muchos productores nos cuesta trabajo asimilar que para producir calidad se requiere invertir y mejorar las prácticas productivas de fitosanidad, de cosecha, de manejo y empaque del producto, pero sobre todo, el que debemos dejar de ser productores tradicionales para convertirnos en ve…

The latest headache at Latin America’s largest port

By: Reuters | Jun 11 2014 at 03:18 PM | Channel(s): Ports & Terminals

Brazil is struggling to keep the ship channel running through Latin America’s largest port deep enough.

Dredging problems at the Port of Santos are preventing modern container ships from docking at some terminals, and Soybean cargoes leaving the world’s top soy exporter must either leave partly full or wait until high tide to sail.

The stakes are high. About a quarter of Brazil’s exports move through Santos and Sao Paulo, the country’s most industrialized state, depends on the port for raw materials. President Dilma Rousseff’s government is hoping to improve Brazil’s port efficiency with private investment but has not yet managed to award concessions to operate terminals or sign a new contract to dredge Santos.

Despite years of warnings and promises of government action, dredging has failed to keep up with surging port traffic over the past decade. Shallow channels and outdated docks have limited the use of a new ge…


Hi Will,

We just put out a video on the Haitian Mango. Whole foods will be reposting next week:

Help us put out the world, good things DO come out of Haiti!


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12 Numbers About The Global Financial Ponzi Scheme That Everyone Should Know

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/12/2014 19:58 -0400

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,

The numbers that you are about to see are likely to shock you. 

 They prove that the global financial Ponzi scheme is far more extensive than most people would ever dare to imagine. 

 As you will see below, the total amount of debt in the world is now more than three times greater than global GDP. 

 In other words, you could take every single good and service produced on the entire planet this year, next year and the year after that and it still would not be enough to pay off all the debt. But even that number pales in comparison to the exposure that big global banks have to derivatives contracts. 

 It is hard to put into words how reckless they have been. 

 At the low end of the estimates, the total exposure that global banks have to derivatives contracts is 710 trillion dollars.

That is an amount of money that is almost unimaginable. And the reality of the matter is that there is…