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The National Mango Boards loves to pat themselves on the back for increasing mango consumption in the USA.

The IMO has argued for 15 years now, that consumption in USA is driven by immigration which comes to the USA with a predisposition to consume mangoes.

The largest immigrants come from Philippines and India where mango is the national fruit.

Further proof that the 70 million usd. unjustly taken from exporting countries has been squandered.

This explains everything ....

Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently circulated a "Transforming World Atlas" that investigates some of the big demographic and economic trends that define the world.

One of the many charts and maps in the note was this map, based on data from the Department of Homeland Security, showing the country, other than Mexico, that is the most common country of origin for immigrants living in each state.

 Asian countries, like Burma, China, India, and the Phillippines, are common birth countries and you better …


Made with FRESH mango and habanero peppers, the Mango Habanero pop is both sweet and spicy!

INGREDIENTS: mangoes, habanero peppers, filtered water, evaporated cane juice, lime juice, sea salt


Fiesta en la Riviera

Organiza:  Comité Pro-Vino A.C. en colaboración con XXI Ayuntamiento de Ensenada y CSSC Riviera del Pacífico

El Día: Domingo 16 de Agosto de 2015

Hora: 12:00 a 8:00 pm 

Lugar: Paseo Riviera (entre Hotel Santa Isabel y Riviera del Pacífico)

Degustación de vino, música, cultura, danza. 

Disfruta una tarde agradable en familia.

Evento gratuito

¡Festejamos 25 años de Fiestas de la Vendimia!

As El Nino grows, drought-stricken California braces for wild winter weather

A comparison of the November 1997 and July 2015 El Niños in the Pacific Ocean west of Peru. Areas of warm water, shown in red, in 1997 contributed to relentless, damaging storms in California that winter. Note: This image has been edited to add a key and to express degrees in Fahrenheit. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Visualization Laboratory)

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California Drought

For months, scientists have been saying that the El Niño weather pattern this winter could finally put a dent in California's four-year drought.

Given the stakes, there is likely going to be much focus Thursday when the latest El Niño forecast is released.

The forecast is scheduled to be announced publicly at 6 a.m. PDT by the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center. Officials are to hold a conference call at 9 a.m. to discuss it.

Experts have said the evidence is growing stronger for a huge…


Devine Intervention:

It was at the Vatican that the two sides hammered out their final agreement on the prisoner exchange and restoring diplomatic relations. 

On a rainy day last December, President Barack Obama gathered a small group of senior officials in the Oval Office and placed a telephone call to Raúl Castro. 

Sitting on a couch to Obama's left were National Security Council aides Benjamin Rhodes and Ricardo Zuniga, personal emissaries whose 18 months of secret negotiations were about to culminate in the first substantive conversation between the presidents of the United States and Cuba in more than half a century.

Obama later told reporters that he'd apologized to Castro for talking for such a long time. 

"Don't worry about it, Mr. President," Castro responded. 

"You're still a young man and have still the time to break Fidel's record—he once spoke seven hours straight."

After Castro finished his own lengthy opening statement, Obama joked, &quo…

The world's oldest twin brothers give their advice for a long life


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The world's oldest living twin brothers, Paulus (L) and Pieter Langerock from Belgium, 102, toast while sitting in their living room at the Ter Venne care home in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium, August 11, 2015.

Eating in moderation, drinking a glass of good wine every day and avoiding chasing women are the secrets of a long life, Belgians Pieter and Paulus Langerock, the world's oldest living twin brothers, say.

Born on July 8 1913, the brothers have lived together for most of their lives and until this day barely leave each other's side, sharing a room at their nursing home just outside the Belgian town of Ghent.

"There isn't much advice I can give. Don't waste your time fooling around, don't eat too much and don't run after women,"said Paulus, seamlessly switching between French and Dutch, the country's main languages, as well as the local Ghent dialect.

After their long careers as court…

EEUU no invitará a embajada a disidentes cubanos

Un hombre camina por el burde de un edificio tras colgar dos grandes banderas de Cuba cerca de la embajada estadounidense, en La Habana, Cuba, el martes 11 de agosto de 2015. La embajada celebrará una ceremonia el viernes 14 de agosto para izar la bandera estadounidense y marcar su reapertura en el histórico malecón de La Habana. Ramon Espinosa AP Foto


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El gobierno federal no planea invitar a disidentes cubanos al histórico evento del viernes, en el que el secretario de Estado John Kerry izará la bandera de Estados Unidos en la nueva embajada de La Habana, un vivo reflejo de cómo la política estadounidense ha cambiado su enfoque con respecto a la oposición de la isla a su gobierno unipartidista.

En lugar de ello, Kerry sostendrá una reunión de bajo perfil más adelante en la jornada con algunos prominentes activistas, dijeron funcionarios.

Un equipo de televisión prepara su material ante la embajada estadounidense en La H…

China considers merger of top shipping firms: report

by Staff Writers
Shanghai (AFP) Aug 10, 2015

China is mulling the merger of two of its largest shipping companies as part of a restructuring plan for state-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to a media report.

Beijing may merge China Ocean Shipping Group, known as Cosco, the largest shipping company in the country by fleet size, with China Shipping Group, Bloomberg News reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

If not a full merger, the government could instead combine some of their businesses, the report added.

Several arms of the two giants halted trading in their shares pending an announcement on Monday in both Shanghai and Shenzhen, as well as in Hong Kong, where some are also listed.

"China's shipping sector has been the poster boy for overinvestment and overcapacity," 
Bloomberg Intelligence Chief Asia Economist Tom Orlik told Bloomberg News in an email in the Friday report.

"Any restructuring which addresses that problem would be a step in the right …


This is sad; from a once proud, strong country to a laughing stock of the world:

# 10 Only in America... could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate Obama campaign fund- raising event.

# 09 Only in America... could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black, 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans - 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

# 08 Only in America... could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

# 07 Only in America... can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fret…


Señaló Conveagro

Los productos más afectados en la costa por la mayor temperatura serían el mango, el arroz, la vid, la caña de azúcar y el algodón

( El gerente de la Convención Nacional del Agro (Conveagro), Carlos Alviar Madueño, señaló que la producción del sector agrario nacional podría caer este año entre 20% y 50%, dependiendo de la intensidad con la que se presente el Fenómeno El Niño.

Al respecto, indicó que en la costa, los productos más afectados por la mayor temperatura serían el mango, el arroz, la vid, la caña de azúcar y el algodón, mientras que en la zona altoandina se afectaría la producción de papa y quinua.

En ese sentido, destacó que los precios de estos productos agrarios podrían incrementarse debido a que se reduciría la producción.

"Vamos a tener menos producción, los precios se van a elevar, y creo que recuperarse de un Niño no va a ser tan fácil y esto va en perjuicio de esta gran masa de pequeña producción que existe, son más de dos millones y medi…


Señaló gerente general de APEM, Juan Carlos Rivera Ortega

La preocupación pasa por saber en qué momento llegarán las lluvias, si comienzan tarde (mediados de febrero) no habrá problemas, pero si las precipitaciones se registran de manera temprana (diciembre) sí habría problemas porque los caminos colapsarían lo que dificultaría sacar la fruta de los fundos.

( En la próxima campaña de mango (2015/2016) sí habrá producción, aseguró el gerente general de la Asociación de Productores y Exportadores de Mangos (APEM) Juan Carlos Rivera Ortega.

Indicó que para que haya producción, antes hubo floración y este año se presentó una floración diferenciada porque hay campos muy floreados y otros no tanto, pero destacó que por ese aspecto los productores y exportadores están tranquilos.

“Sí hay floración y por lo tanto habrá una producción de mango destinada para exportación y también para el procesamiento, por ello las empresas van a iniciar las negociaciones para exportación, asimismo, l…

EL NINO IMPACT : 2015 US Fall Forecast: Fire Danger to Worsen in West; September-May Yield Tropical Impact in South

By Jillian MacMath, Staff Writer
August 12, 2015; 9:50 AM ET

As fall of 2015 unfolds, an already brutal wildfire season will continue across much of California and the Northwest. 

In contrast, the rain will continue at times in the Southwest even after the monsoon fades in early September.

An expected strong El Niño will lead to beneficial rain for Southern California, but it may be delayed until late fall and winter; meanwhile, flooding and mudslides will threaten the Four Corners region, in addition to some mid-fall snow.

Wet weather is forecast to unfold across the south-central United States after a drier second half of summer, even spreading into the Southeast and mid-Atlantic at times. Farther northeast, a dry autumn is in store for leaf-peepers while the neighboring Midwest will face some chilly conditions.

JUMP TO: Warm Weather to Kick off Fall for Mid-Atlantic, Northeast| One or Two Tropical Systems in Offing for the Southeast | Cooler-Than-Normal Air to Chill Midwe…


Elephants trot through hotel lobby to get to mango tree [video]

This hotel has pretty regular business during mango season: elephants. 

Watch a herd of elephants trot through this lodge lobby and enjoy some mangos.

Full story at YouTube.

More great animals.

Photo credit: Canva

Posted by Josh Urich

Talk about the elephant in the room!

If they're lucky, visitors to the Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park may be treated to the surreal sight of a small herd of pachyderms trooping through the hotel's lobby. Strolling along like they own the place, wild elephants cut through the hotel in order to get to a favorite snack -- mangoes.

Built in 1998, the Mfuwe Lodge is located squarely on one elephant herd's preferred path to some of the reserve's mango trees, reports the Telegraph. This architectural accident is now one of the safari lodge's main draws.

"The elephants start coming through base camp in late November of each year to eat the mangoes from our tre…