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SundayJuly 24, 2011

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Mexico to Boost Agricultural and Fisheries Productivity

Mexico to Boost Agricultural and Fisheries Productivity

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The Inter-American Development Bank today approved a $190 million loan to Mexico to promote sustainable increases in agriculture and fisheries productivity. The Mexican government, through its Department of Agriculture (SAGARPA, for its Spanish acronym), will contribute $74.4 million, bringing the total investments to $264.4 million and benefiting around five million rural producers.

Resources will be used to strengthen food safety, to generate and transfer farming and forestry technological innovations, expand the capacity for marine and fisheries research, and achieve greater efficiency, quality and transparency in the support and services provided to producers.

About $70 million of the IDB loan will be used for the control and eradication of livestock and crop pests and diseases. A new facility will be built to double the country’s capacity to protect its growers and exporters from the Mediterranean fruit fly. Although Mexico has been free of this pest since 1982, trade liberalization and rising regional commerce has increased the vulnerability of Mexican agriculture.

More than $60 million have been allocated for farming and forestry innovation, which will benefit some 1.4 million rural producers. The expansion of scientific research by the National Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Fisheries Research will result in greater access to better services to its producers.

The Producer Services Program will receive $31 million, which will benefit more than 3.4 million clients whose livelihoods depend on agriculture. SAGARPA’s system for support and service delivery will improve in terms of quality, efficiency and transparency. Bureaucratic procedures, which at present can take more than 60 days to complete, will be cut to 8 hours by 2013.

In addition, $26 million will be invested in biological and fisheries research, including the collection of fish stock data using state-of-the-art technologies.This information will be used to sustainably manage resources, opening up the potential for developing new fisheries that will benefit the entire value chain. Mexico has the world’s ninth largest maritime area.

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Dr Ferrer on Foreplay as Your Second Base

Dr Ferrer on Foreplay as Your Second Base

Photo: Dr. Charley Ferrer, HS-News Newest Contributor

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Are you ready for the Second Inning of this deliciously erotic game? Just how will we move forward after those sensual kisses that had your head spinning and his hands tightening on your hips pulling you closer?

Second Base is about building anticipation. It’s about making him growl when you pull away because he wants more. It’s about making his heart race and his mind flash through all the possibilities he can imagine using to please you—even if that means mimicking your behavior.

Coaching Second
You hear it all the time. How you’re supposed to communicate and how communication is the key to your relationship. Well that is true. However, it’s not merely about the endless sessions of words and bitching—it’s about vulnerability and surrender. It’s revealing your desires and creating a doorway for fantasy to become reality.

Remember that kiss that got you on First Base? How you brushed against his cheek nibbling softly. How you whispered in his ear that you wanted to see “if he tastes as good as he looks or to see if he’s as delicious as he smells”. Well here’s where we continue. Toss him a ball he can swing at. Give him the clues he needs to move forward. Moan and whimper as you move closer pressing against him a bit more as you find the right fit against his body. Whisper between kisses, revealing how you’d like his hands to move over you. Give him the permission he needs to begin his own exploration. Don’t worry, whenever his hands go out of bounds, you can redirect him—or bench him all together.

Everyone needs a little coaching. Men more than most since, let’s face it, we do often give them the wrong signals. After all, who the hell can understand all that ear grabbing, nose twitching, ball scratching that goes on in the dugout. Therefore make it simple for him. Tell him to “Run to Second”. Hold his hand and take him there if you have to then cover his hand with yours and squeeze letting him know the pressure you need to make it more pleasurable to have him there— and keep him there for a while.


To Read the Complete Article Go to Our Latin Lovin’ Section.

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CONGRATULATIONS URUGUAY! Winners of Copa América (VIDEO)

CONGRATULATIONS URUGUAY! Winners of Copa América (VIDEO)

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The Uruguayans defeated Paraguay 3-0 and became the best Soccer Team in Latin América!

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Cholera Makes a Comeback in Haiti, 1,000 New Cases in June

Cholera Makes a Comeback in Haiti, 1,000 New Cases in June

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As the rainy season in Haiti begins there are renewed fears that another deadly cholera outbreak is very possible.  There were more than 5,800 deaths in Haiti reported from the outbreak that started last year, though many suspect the number was much higher.

That outbreak which began in October was thought to have been brought in by relief workers working to rebuild the country after the devastating 2010 earthquake.  That cholera outbreak subsided during the country’s dry season but appears back.

Last month in June the Health Ministry has reported 1,000 new cholera cases.  The fact that proper sanitation is lacking in much of the country remains at the root of the problem.  Haitians still living in temporary housing or tent cities depend on portal toilets, many of which have not been cleaned or emptied. Cholera spreads through contaminated water. 

Government officials are hopeful that if cholera is making a comeback, more residents will be aware of the symptoms and seek treatment early. 

Read more at Los Angeles Times →

California Latinos Allege “Environmental Racism” and File Suit Against EPA

California Latinos Allege “Environmental Racism” and File Suit Against EPA

Photo: Waste Management Dump is Toxics Say Residents

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Several Latino community advocacy organizations in California have joined forces to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for what they are labeling as ‘environmental racism’.  These California Latinos, mainly living in low-income farming areas, think the EPA is poorly managing three state waste dumps which in turn has negatively affected their health.

Latino residents around the dumps feel they are toxic because they have noticed a higher rate of birth defects and infant deaths.  The combination of pesticide spraying in nearby fields, exhaust from hauling trucks and the toxic dumps themselves are to blame they say.  It is also alleged that these communities well-water is contaminated with benzene and arsenic.

The community of Kettleman City which is compromised of mostly Hispanic farm workers is taking the lead in the lawsuit but there are two other toxic waste dumps also located in or near low-income Hispanic communities. 

An EPA report from a 2010 investigation does show that the landfill in Kettleman, operated by Waste Mangement Inc., has indeed violated numerous environmental safety measures.  For their part the EPA has issued directives and may fine the facility, but the Latinos residents want to insure these practices stop and want justice. 

Read more at Latina American Herald Tribune →

Robert Rodriguez and Guillermo del Toro at Comic-Con 2011

Robert Rodriguez and Guillermo del Toro at Comic-Con 2011

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Directors Robert Rodriguez and Guillermo del Toro were in attendance at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego talking trash, promoting new projects and just being goofy.

Rodrguez surprised a panel audience when he announced four new projects, even though he was there to talk about his Quick Draw Production company.  He announced he is doing another Sin City movie aptly title Sin City 2 and not one but two sequels to Machete.

The tentative titles to Machete will be Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again…in Space (not sure about that one).  He is also very excited about doing a live-action remake of John Frazetta’s animated Fire and Ice.

On another panel Guillermo del Toro used a lot of f-bombs to talk about his current project “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”.  When asked why he loves monster so much and uses them all the time in his movies he replied:  “Fuck you. Monsters are a living, breathing fuck you.”  Clearly his most recent project Kung Fu Panda 2, which he executive produced, doesn’t count. 

Comic-Con which officially launched on Thursday is an annual fans convention that has been going strong for over forty years.  It originally was a place for comic book fans to meet and get updates.  Since then it has expanded to include movie fans and pop culture enthusiasts.  Directors like Rodriguez and del Toro enjoy it because they get to meet their fans directly.

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In Interview President Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Making DREAM Act a Reality

In Interview President Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Making DREAM Act a Reality

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While all of Congress and the nation remains focused on the contentious debt ceiling talks the President took time to reaffirm his commitment to making the DREAM Act a reality.

This weekend the President spoke on Univision Radio on the Doctora Isabel show saying that he remains committed to seeing undocumented immigrant students who attend college or serve in the military have a path to citizenship. 

“Well, keep in mind we are pursuing it right now. We were pursuing it last year,” he told Isabel. “We should be welcoming (the undocumented students) and so I’ve consistently said that I am a strong supporter of the DREAM Act.”

The President was very honest with Isabel on the challenges facing the passage of the DREAM Act noting that several Republicans who had supported it in the past no longer do.  He remains committed to rebuilding the support the DREAM Act once had and recruiting new supporters. 

Obama sees party line politics as the greatest obstacle to passage and anything else that tries to get done in Washington these days.

Read more at Houston Chronicle →

Half Nudies and Busty Fans Rule the Day at Copa America Games (VIDEO)

Half Nudies and Busty Fans Rule the Day at Copa America Games (VIDEO)

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Yesterday’s Copa America game for third place consolation position between Peru and Venezuela brought out all type of fans even the half dressed.

These lovely ladies (Irina &Daisy) promised to bare their ample chest if Peru won – which they did 4 to 1.  So many fans are wondering where the ladies are today.

Today at 3pm (EST) Paraguay and Uruguay will play out to determine the Copa America champion in Buenos Aires.  This soccer title is considered the most prestigious in Latin America and dates back to 1916.  If Uruguay is successful it will have a total of 15 titles and take the lead over Argentina that currently has 14 Copa titles.


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Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Join us This and Every Sunday At HS-News Open Mic

Photo: Introducing This Week, From Chile: Sophia The Ocean

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Juan Laverde, Open Mic, sopha the ocean

Introducing:

From Chile:

Artist: Sophia The Ocean
Song: High on the Delivery

Band Members:

Juan Pablo Osses – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Sebastian Osses – bass, keyboards, synthesizers, programming, vocals
Francisco Tapia – rhythm guitar
Luis A. Boza - lead guitar
Sergio Alvarez – drums, percussion

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American World Cup Goalkeeper ‘Dunks’ George Lopez on A Dare (VIDEO)

American World Cup Goalkeeper ‘Dunks’ George Lopez on A Dare (VIDEO)

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Hope Solo, one of the darlings of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, made an appearance on George Lopez and showed him just what makes her a great goalkeeper.

The brash Mexican-American dared Hope to dunk him by kicking 10 soccer balls at the target.  We don’t think George thought she could do it but she did on the fourth kick and in Jorge went suit and all. 

Nuestro Amigo George looks shocked. 


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Latino Blotter:  Louie Sanchez & Marvin Norwood Charged in Brutal Beating at Dodger Stadium

The assailants of the brutal March 31st beating of a San Francisco Giants fan, Bryan Stow, outside Dodger Stadium have been identified and charged.

Louie Sanchez, 29 and his accomplice Marvin Norwood, 30 have been charged by Los Angeles police of nearly beating to death Stow at the opening day game between Giants vs Dodgers.  Norwood apparently is dating Sanchez’ sister, Dorene Sanchez.  She was arrested as an accomplice since she drove the two men away from the scene of the crime. 

The men were arrested Thursday but were just publicly identified for the severe beating of Stow that included “cut[ting] and disable the tongue, and put out an eye and slit (Stow’s) nose, ear and lip,” according to Los Angeles Police

The beating caused Stow to suffer a severe skull fracture and he remains hospitalized in serious condition.  The police allege that both men punched the victim in the back of the head, then kicked and beat as he lay on the ground, as fans were leaving the game.

Sanchez has also been charged with misdemeanor battery for assaulting two other unidentified Giants fans the same night.  Both Sanchez and Norwood have prior convictions of spousal abuse.  Another suspect Giovanni Ramirez who was identified early in the investigation has now been exonerated.

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Immigration Reports Show Record Number of Deportation Thanks to Traffic & Drunk Driving Offenses

Immigration Reports Show Record Number of Deportation Thanks to Traffic & Drunk Driving Offenses

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Homeland Security is reporting that under President Obama a record number of criminal immigrants have been deported.  Most of the ‘criminal’ migrants were stopped for traffic violations and drunk driving.

In the fiscal year ending September 30th, 393,000 individuals were deported half of which carry the label criminal.  And of those 21 percent or 40,663 were arrested for traffic violations that include drunk driving. 

There has been a 78 percent increase in illegal immigrants being deported for traffic offenses, which has many immigrant advocates angry that the focus is not on the more dangerous criminal aliens.

Nonetheless drug related offenses remain the number one reason why an illegal alien is arrested and deported.  Criminal felons charged with serious crimes such as murder or rape are rarely deported but are likely to serve their time in a U.S. prison before being deported.

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First Ever Colombia-Brazil Investment Forum to Take Place, Santos, Lula & Others in Attendance

First Ever Colombia-Brazil Investment Forum to Take Place, Santos, Lula & Others in Attendance

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Prominent business and government personalities will take part in the First Colombia-Brazil Investment Forum on August 4 in Bogotá, Colombia. The event, sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will be inaugurated by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno.

More than 500 government officials and business leaders from both countries are expected to attend, looking for ways to increase bilateral trade and investment.The IDB is organizing the Forum together with the Office of the President of the Republic of Colombia and the Colombian trade promotion agency, Proexport.

Speakers and moderators include Brazilian Telecommunications Minister Paulo Bernardo and the governors of the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Pernambuco. Among the many corporate speakers are Jorge Gerdau, founder of the Competitive Brazil Movement; Luis Carlos Sarmiento of the Organización Sarmiento; André Esteves of BTG Pactual; Marcelo Odebrecht of Grupo Odebrecht; Germán Efromovich of Avianca, José Sergio Gabrielli of Petrobras: and CarlosRaúl Yepes of Grupo Bancolombia.

Annual trade between Colombia and Brazil has quadrupled since 2004, to $3 billion. Nevertheless, the number is far below the potential trade and investment volumes between South America’s two most populous nations. An IDB priority is to promote greater South-South integration.

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Assaults & Threats Against Migrant Defenders in Mexico on the Rise

Assaults & Threats Against Migrant Defenders in Mexico on the Rise

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According to the report by the Mexican Episcopal Conference (MEC), in recent years aggressions, threats and harassment against defenders of migrants in Mexico have increased. Since 2004, 62 accidents have been recorded. In the “Report on the situation of the defenders of migrants in Mexico”, states that from 2004 to 2009 only 18 incidents were recorded, while in 2010 alone 29 and another 15 were recorded between January and June 2011.

“In these years (2004-2011) two defenders of migrants were killed. We were threatened, hit, harassed, prosecuted for our commitment to denounce, a defender was exiled, a house for the migrant and a center for human rights were forced to close down for lack of security”, noted by His Exc. Mgr. Rafael Romo, Archbishop of Tijuana. The report was presented a few days before the arrival of the rapporteur of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of Migrant Workers in Mexico, to analyze the current situation in the country.

Thousands of migrants, mostly central Americans, try to cross the Mexican territory to reach the United States every year, despite risks, extortion, kidnappings and murders by criminal gangs and even by the authorities. Mgr. Romo also highlighted the fact that violence is also extended to the priests who welcome them.

The Pastoral of Human Mobility has about 50 houses and hostels for migrants throughout the country. One of these is managed by Father Alejandro Solalinde, who was the victim of several threats for his commitment that gave visibility to the problem of migrant kidnapping. The National Human Rights Commission has recently reported that, between April and September 2010, at least 11,333 migrants were kidnapped in 214 mass kidnappings, most of which have never been clarified. In many cases, the drug dealing cartel Los Zetas have been accused. The Mexican authorities have admitted the involvement of some officials.

The country has recently passed a new law that recognizes and protects the rights of migrants, regardless of legal status, in an attempt to minimize the risks they face in the country. The Immigration law provides that migrants have the right to receive education and healthcare as well as access to social justice system, and can submit complaints about violations of their human rights, even if they do not have documents

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SundayJuly 24, 2011