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NARCO STATE OF CUBAZUELA : There has never been a country that should have been so rich but ended up this poor

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By Matt O'Brien



May 19 







People protest President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas on May 18, part of planned nationwide protests, marking a new low point in Maduro's unpopular rule. (AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO)










Venezuela has become a failed state.


According to the International Monetary Fund's latest projections, it has the world's worst economic growth, worst inflation and ninth-worst unemployment rate right now. It also has the second-worst murder rate, and an infant mortality rate at public hospitals that's gotten 100 times worse itself the past four years. And in case all that wasn't bad enough, its currency, going by black market rates, has lost 99 percent of its valuesince the start of 2012. It's what you call a complete social and economic collapse. And it has happened despite the fact that Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves.





Never has a country that should have been so rich been so poor.




There's no mystery here.…

SAUDI ARABIA : ‘LuLu Mango Mania’ draws overwhelming response

May 22, 2016


Finance Minister of Bihar, Republic of india, Abdul Bari Siddiqui inaugurates Mango Mania 2016 at LuLu Hypermarket, Murabba, Ksa, on Thursday. Beside him are LuLu officials – Shehim, regional director; Saleem, regional manager; Shafeek, commercial manager; Eid Bin Naser, administration manager, and guests














THE much awaited launch of the LuLu Mango Mania was inaugurated last Thursday at 5.30 p.m. by Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Minister of Finance, Bihar Government, India at LuLu Hypermarket Murabba in Riyadh and by Municipality Food Control Department at LuLu Hypermarket Dammam. 



This edition of the LuLu Mango Mania Saudi has an abundant range of mangoes, sourced from across the continents. 







The annual summer festival that celebrates the king of fruits is until May 24 at all the LuLu branches in the Kingdom.



The specially picked collection showcases a wide diversity of choice with vibrant hues of green, yellow and orange. 



As expected, the most popular varieties currently on display are…

MEXICAN MANGO MAFIA : Smugglers Hide over $1 Million in Cocaine Within Mango Shipment, Say Feds

Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

by BOB PRICE

21 May 2016










Officials in South Texas report the seizure of over $1 million in cocaine and marijuana in two shipments being smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border. One truckload of mangos being shipped in from Mexico contained 151 pounds of cocaine.



U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge that connects with the Mexican city of Reynosa discovered two different smuggling attempts. The shipments were both being smuggled in commercial vehicles, according to a statement from CBP officials obtained by Breitbart Texas.




Tuesday evening, CBP official observed a commercial vehicle crossing the bridge. Documentation revealed the truck was carrying a load of mangoes. Officers referred the shipment, being driving by a 51-year-old man from Michoacán, Mexico, to a secondary inspection station.




Officers used a non-invasive scanning system and observed anomalies in the shipment. Following the discovery…