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USA MARKETPLACE : Procacci expands tropicals and ethnic items

10/01/2014 11:37:00 AM
Andy Nelson

Procacci Bros. Sales Corp. has expanded its tropical and ethnic produce lines and launched a new brand, Feliz.

Philadelphia-based Procacci is adding a sourcing office in Miami to expand tropical and ethnic programs, according to a company news release.

Javier Alvarado, who has 25 years of experience in tropical and ethnic produce, will head the Miami office. 

He will work closely with Mike Barber and Luis De Vore, salesmen in Procacci’s Philadelphia office.

In addition to the expansion of its tropical and ethnic produce lines, Procacci has introduced Feliz, a new brand of premium produce.

Procacci Brothers is seeking to increase their growth in the category in response to the changing demographics and demands of consumers in the U.S., according to the release.

Feliz-branded produce includes green plantains, avocados, calabaza, malanga, chayote, yuca, ñame and other commodities.

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MEXICO MANGO MAFIA : Hector Beltran Leyva, the BLO's Gentleman Operator, Captured in Mexico

Written by Steven Dudley
Thursday, 02 October 2014

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Mexican authorities arrest Hector Beltran Leyva

Hector Beltran Leyva’s criminal career is an illustration that even the most violent groups need a soft side. 

Beltran Leyva was captured exactly where anyone who has followed his trajectory would expect: eating a meal at a popular restaurant with a political insider, according to the Attorney General’s Office. 

No bodyguards. No deadly gunfight. Just a quiet arrest, fingerprinting, photos (see one example above) and a perp walk (see video below).

Since becoming the head of the Beltran Leyva Organization (BLO) in 2009, he has passed himself off as as many things, most recently as an art dealer and real estate monger, the government said. It was a good cover for a guy who had a $5 million bounty on his head in the US and a $2 million bounty in Mexico.

Indeed, Hector, alias “El H,” was always on the dollar-side of the business, …