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Showing posts from January 30, 2015


By Will Cavan

Executive Director

International Mango Organization (IMO)


Mango World Magazine (MWM)

Friday, January 30, 2015

The United Staes Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) weekly import data was published three days ago for the week ending January 24, 2015 and the information published by USDA/AMS reveals a dramatic drop in volume compared to previous weeks.

Compared to the previous weeks in the report, mango import volume has steadily decreased for the past two weeks from 173 (40,000 pound equivalents) for the week ending January 17 down to 50 (40,000 pound equivalents) for the week ending January 24, 2015.

Ecuador's final shipments of 9 containers were received during the week ending on January 24 compared to 69 containers the week prior.

Peru's volume dipped on a week to week comparison, down by nearly two-thirds at 40 containers compared to 104 containers the previous week.

Overall volume for the week ending…

National Mango Board releases weekly update

Mango Crop Report Alert  from the
National Mango Board

The Mango Crop Report from the National Mango Board has been updated. Click here to see the newest Mango Crop Report. Please note - after you click on the link, you may need to refresh the page to see the most current report.   

Mango Market News

Mango volume shipped on week ending 1/24/15 was approximately 1,270,532 boxes.  Ecuador Mango Crop Information The Ecuadorian season began in October and will run until January with a projection of approximately 8.6 million boxes.Ecuador's main varieties are Tommy Atkins (65%), Kent (18%) and Ataulfo (15%) Volume shipped on week ending 1/24/15 Volume shipped from Ecuador was approximately 74,816 boxes for a total of 9,220,658 boxes.Comparison to the same week last year is not available.Congratulations to Ecuador for a succesful season ending with approximately 9.2 million boxes. Special thanks to the Fundacion Mango del Ecuador, especially Mr. Bernardo Malo and Mr. Johnny Jara Arteaga for th…

Latin America's Top 5 Most Dangerous Border Regions

Written by David Gagne

Thursday, 29 January 2015

ColombiaGuatemalaHondurasParaguayUS/Mexico Border

The US-Mexico border region is a hotspot for violence

Many of Latin America's border regions are historically neglected by the state and prone to all types of organized crime, from criminal gangs preying on migrants to the smuggling of drugs and contraband. Below, in no particular order, are InSight Crime's picks for five of the most dangerous border regions in Latin America.

Colombia - Venezuela  One of the biggest contributors to insecurity along this shared frontier are Colombia's neo-paramilitary groups, known as the BACRIM (from the Spanish acronym for "criminal bands"). The BACRIM are present in several Venezuelan border states, and are reportedly involved in kidnappingextortion, and drug trafficking. The Rastrojos were once the most prominent BACRIM in this area, but have since been largely usurped by their rivals, the UrabeñosOngoing fighting between the two…