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MADURO ES UN MONSTRUO: “La Tumba”, las aterradoras celdas bajo tierra del régimen venezolano

@DolarToday / Dec 22, 2015 @ 7:00 am











“Somos modelo en derechos humanos en el mundo”. 



Así se refirió este lunes la canciller de Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, durante la cumbre del Mercosur en Paraguay ante el pedido de liberación de los presos políticos del chavismo por parte de Mauricio Macri, presidente de Argentina.




Sin embargo, el régimen de Nicolás Maduro es denunciado por sistemáticas violaciones a los derechos humanos. La oposición ha advertido en reiteradas ocasiones que en el corazón de Caracas funciona una prisión con siete celdas de 2 por 3 metros, ubicada cinco pisos bajo tierra en el nuevo edificio del Servicio Bolivariano de Inteligencia Nacional (Sebin).






Allí son torturados presos políticos y estudiantes detenidos por el régimen chavista. Por sus condiciones, se las conoce como “tumbas”.




El primero en advertir de esta situación fue el ex presidente colombiano Andrés Pastrana, quien estuvo en enero de este año en el país junto con otros ex mandatarios latinoamericanos, para int…

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GROWTH MARKET : SOUTH KOREA CELEBRATES WITH AUSTRALIAN MANGOES

Mangoes are low in fat and a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Beta-carotene. Their long shelf life also makes them a perfect holiday gift.















SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
22 December 2015 - 3:30pm
Sara Rai







The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) announced today that the ‘Australian Mangoes Promotion’ will be held from 24 to 30 December at select Homeplus stores.




The promotion will run at all Homeplus stores and will provide consumers the opportunity to purchase quality Australian mangoes at a discounted price


Together with the promotion, a tasting event will run at 15 Homeplus stores from 24 to 26 December.



Australian mangoes are harvested from October to March. Mangoes are low in fat and a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Beta-carotene. Mangoes are a great source of calcium and vitamins that are essential for good health, which makes it a perfect winter fruit.








Treena Welch, Marketing Manager at the Australian Mangoes Industry Association, said mangoes are Australia’s most popular in-se…

Port of Long Beach, LA, seek to expand trade with Latin America

Container ships anchor outside the Long Beach breakwater in front of Long Beach Harbor. Press-Telegram file photo






By Andrew Edwards, Press-Telegram


POSTED: 12/19/15, 12:57 PM PST | UPDATED: 2 DAYS AGO




Ships filled with cargo line the APL Container TermInal at the Port of Los Angeles. (\Press-Telegram file photo









Latin American trade represents only a small fraction of the goods moving through the Port of Long Beach, but port managers plan to soon release a strategy to increase commerce between the local port and points south.




Noel Hacegaba, the port’s managing director of commercial operations, expects plans to be ready for the consideration of harbor commissioners in early 2016. 




Interest in Latin American markets has been spurred by the expansion of the Panama Canal, the port’s own Middle Harbor expansion project and reports of manufacturing activity shifting from China to East Asia, he said.




“We are more ready than ever to start tapping new markets,”Hacegaba said.




Besides Port of Long Beach…

PARTIALLY FUNDED BY NMB : Mango study evaluates wash water disinfectants

By Mike Hornick


December 21, 2015 | 4:58 pm EST
















A study of mango wash water finds that chlorine and peracetic acid are more effective than chlorine dioxide in eliminating salmonella from packinghouse dump tanks.






The research by Mary Anne Amalaradjou, assistant professor of animal science at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, is funded by the National Mango Board and the Center for Produce Safety. Amalaradjou is examining the impact of disinfectants on salmonella transfer.




Mangoes come in contact with water three times in a packinghouse. The findings so far concern the first of these, a brief wash in a dump tank. Amalaradjou plans to complete the remaining steps, hot-water treatment and hydro cooling, in 2016.




“With chlorine and (peracetic acid at the levels used), we don’t recover any salmonella from the water or mangoes or the dump tank,” she said in a news release.


“With chlorine dioxide up until 30 seconds, it’s still positive (for salmonella). But after that it becomes negative.”


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