La demanda de mangos en Argentina sería alrededor de 800 toneladas por año, según sus importaciones en el 2009. Argentina puede ser un mercado interesante para las exportaciones paraguayas del mango, por la demanda insatisfecha y los precios razonablemente superiores que el mercado local, según datos proporcionados por el gerente de mesas sectoriales de la Red de Inversiones y Exportaciones (Rediex), Amílcar Cazal, en el marco de la presentación de avances del programa Mango para Exportación.
Con un precio promedio de 10.000 guaraníes por fruta pagados en el vecino país, frente a los 1.000 a 1.500 guaraníes que se vende en el mercado local, los productores podrían entusiasmarse y sobrepasar los pequeños desafíos para ofrecer frutas de calidad, cultivadas en su mayoría en la zona de Cordillera.
Además, la comercialización hacia dicho mercado podría ser más accesible mediante los antecedentes que…
We’re piloting our work in Paraguay, an agricultural country in the heart of South America. With ½ million small-scale, family farmers, it leads the world in the export of Fair Trade sugar. Its climate ranges from subtropical to temperate, and as a result, a wide variety of fruit is produced (from apples and strawberries to mangos and pineapple!).
It is the six largest soy producer in the world, however with the advent of soy, much of Paraguay’s pristine Atlantic Forests have been lost.
This rapid deforestation has meant that Paraguay has lost 30% of its forest in just 20 years, from 1970 to 1990; just 25% of its original forest remains (Huang et al. 2009), making the need for sustainable agriculture all the more urgent.
Paraguay has a population of almost 7 million, 40% of which live in rural areas, and is slightly smaller than the size of California (Source: CIA Factbook). It has two official languages, Spanish and Guarani, reflecting the influence of Paraguay’s ind…
SAN JOSE – Costa Rica has gone from being a bridge for drug trafficking between South and North America to becoming established as a warehouse and trading center for drug cartels, from which the authorities have seized 92.7 tons of cocaine and $17 million in the last 3½ years.
“In this part of the world we are privileged by nature and the climate, but it is also the drug route from south to north, and of money from north to south,” Security Minister Janina Del Vecchio said in her annual activities report.
She said that Costa Rica is no longer just a transit area for drugs.
Now, according to Del Vecchio, “traffickers come here and store the drugs, and they don’t even have intermediaries – Colombians come and leave the drugs and Mexicans come and pick them up.”
Her view is shared by the director of the OIJ criminal investigation agency, Jorge Rojas, …
STANDOFF: Drawn-out negotiations between Democrats and Republicans can be understood through game theory—sometimesImage: jgroup/iStockphoto
Eleventh-hour negotiations aren't uncommon in Washington, D.C., but the most recent duel over the debt limit seems especially tense.
Unless its debt ceiling is raised from its current $14.3 trillion, or its budget is miraculously balanced, the U.S. will default on its financial obligations on August 2, leading to a credit downgrade, delayed government payments and other serious economic troubles.
Debt default is an outcome that's almost unanimously opposed, so the failure of decision-making feels especially frustrating.
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Robert C. Fellmeth is Price Professor of Public Interest Law University of San Diego School of Law and director of its Center for Public Interest Law. He joined the faculty in 1977 after a career in public interest law. Professor Fellmeth graduated from Stanford University (AB 1967) and Harvard University School of Law (J.D. 1970). From 1968 to 1973, he was an attorney with the Center for the Study of Responsive Law and was one of the original “Nader's Raiders.” He has also served as deputy district attorney for San Diego County and assistant U.S. attorney for the Department of Justice in San Diego, specializing in antitrust prosecutions. He is the co-a…