Saturday, August 25, 2012

FERIA CHAPINA AN INTERNATIONAL FAIR WITH GUATEMALAN FLAVOR COMES TO LOS ANGELES THIS WEEKEND


Since Thursday August 23 until Sunday August 26 the essence of Guatemalan cuisine, art and culture will take over Los Angeles.


Vision:
Bring together Central American communities living in the USA in a unique event,
where they will feel right at home with the festive environment, food,
music and businesses from their native countries.

Mission: Give Central American immigrants’ the best from their native countries
for their enjoyment in the USA and for their families ´
enjoyment in their countries of origin. 


WHY PARTICIPATE?

To have access to a market of Guatemalans and Central Americans living in the US, specially in California, the state with the highest population of Central Americans which to December 31st. 2010 sent their their families in their countries of origin an estimated $ 10,600 millions* in remittances.

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO:
Show your products or services positioning your brand.
Find local representatives or distributors for your products or services.
Collect databases and increase your portfolio of clients.
EXPECTED ATTENDANCE:
More than 60,000 people *Source: OIM Study.

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WHERE IS THE FERIA CHAPINA 
AND GRAND CENTRAL AMERICAN PAVILION 
2012 GOING TO TAKE PLACE?

Place: Hollywood Park Casino
3883 W. CenturyBlvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90303

Dates: 23, 24, 25 & 26 of August 2012
Fairground Área: 200,000 Sq.Ft. (20,000 Sq.mts.)
Thursday 23   06:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Friday 24    12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m
Saturday 25 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Sunday 26  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


INDUSTRIES PARTICIPATING: 
-Retail
-Construction Materials
-Beverages
-Toys
-Tele-communications
-Education
-Financial Services (Banks, Credit Union)
-Electronics
-Food
-Funeral Services
-Government Services
-Handcrafts
-Home Appliances
-Travel
-Tourism
-Wire Transfer Services
-Import and Export
-Housing Developments
-Media (TV, Press, Radio, Internet, Magazines)
-Real State
-IT Technologies
-Textiles
-Automobiles
-Recreational Vehicles
-Inmigration Services
-Legal Services
-Insurance Services
-Health Services 



FERIA CHAPINA AND THE GRAND CENTRAL AMERICAN PAVILION 7 PAVILIONS -Pabellón Guatemala
-Pabellón Centroamericano
-La Plaza (Artesanías de Centroamerica)
-El Oásis (Bar Restaurante)
-Restaurante El Centroamericano
-Arte y Cultura de Centroamérica
-Juegos de Entretenimiento familiar




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Friday, August 24, 2012

ICE'S TOP 5 NEWS STORIES FOR THIS WEEK



Aug. 23, 2012 — Second-in-command of international drug trafficking organization found guilty
A federal jury found a Colombian man guilty of three drug conspiracy charges. He now faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The case was investigated by the Panama Express South Strike Force, which includes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and other agencies. Full Story

Aug. 22, 2012 — HSI, local partners seize $18 million in counterfeit contact lenses and merchandise
HSI special agents and partner law enforcement officers seized more than $18 million in counterfeit contact lenses and merchandise during the execution of several search warrants in eight different municipalities of Puerto Rico. Full Story

Aug. 22, 2012 — ICE arrests 28 during operation targeting criminal aliens, immigration fugitives in northeastern Wisconsin
During a five-day operation, 28 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators were arrested. Of the 28 arrested, 26 had prior convictions for crimes, including sexual assault of a minor, theft, cocaine possession, criminal trespass and drunk driving. This operation was conducted by ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) teams in Milwaukee. Full Story

Aug. 21, 2012 — ICE investigating Washington man who posed as immigration officer
Federal authorities are asking individuals who may have been deceived, threatened or harmed by Jose "Panama" Antonio Haughton, 36, who posed as an ICE ERO officer, to come forward and aid the investigation. Full Story
Aug. 20, 2012 — First New England town becomes partner in ICE's IMAGE program
With more than 1,500 employees, the Town of Milford is the first municipality in New England to partner with ICE's employment compliance program, IMAGE, or "ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers." Full Story

Thursday, August 23, 2012

REAL MADRID VS FC BARCELONA FOR SPAIN´S SUPERCOPA 2012 TODAY

 Barça clashes with Real Madrid at Camp Nou stadium today Thursday  in the first "El Clasico" in the first game of the two match Supercopa de España 2012. The second game will be played next Wednesday, August 29. 

 The 2012 Super Cup is a repeat performance of last years Super Cup between Real Madrid and Barça, which FC Barcelona won. The 2011 was also the year that FCB won the Supercup title for the first time against Real Madrid, so Barça will be looking for repeat performance. The difference this year is that the two teams switched qualifying titles this time, because Real won the league and Barça won the Copa del Rey to qualify for the Spanish Super Cup. Barça welcomes new defender Alex Song to team tonight when he plays his first game for FCB.

The Spanish Supercup is in August every year and decides who are the supercampeones de España.  When Barca plays in the SuperCup, it's a great opportunity to see all the new signings of FC Barcelona in action. 


The Spanish Supercup is a two-game encounter between the winners of the previous seasons Spanish La Liga (Real Madrid in 2011/12) and the Copa del Rey, (FCB in 2012). Barca have previously won the Supercopa 10 times (which is the record) and Real Madrid have claimed the title 8 times before.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Juvenil de Guatemala Little League Wins First Senior League Baseball World Series Championship


Juvenil de Guatemala Little League from Guatemala City, Guatemala, completed its impressive run through the 52nd Senior League Baseball World Series in Bangor, Maine, on Saturday, defeating Lemon Grove (Calif.) Little League, 6-3, to win its first championship. The Latin America Champions outscored its opponents, 39-8, to finish 5-0 in the World Series.
Lemon Grove Little League, the West Region Champions, entered the championship game with a 5-0 record, but couldn’t get past Alejandro Amezquita, who threw five innings, giving up two earned runs and three hits en route to the victory. He finished the Series 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA.
Juvenil de Guatemala Little League scored three runs each in both the third and sixth innings, with the final three runs coming home on a passed ball and two bases loaded walks.
In a game that lasted 2:18, Julio Alvorado went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs for Juvenil de Guatemala Little League, finishing at the top of the tournament leader board with a .545 batting average (6-for-11), two walks and two stolen bases. Teammate Juan Diego Montes finished in the top 10 in hitting at a .417 clip (5-for-12) with one home run, one triple, one double and seven RBI.
Ray Peterson of Lemon Grove Little League finished behind Alvorado offensively, hitting .533 (8-for-15) with four doubles, nine RBI and six stolen bases.
Juvenil de Guatemala Little League proved pitching wins games, as its pitching staff led all teams with a 1.46 ERA and one shutout, while holding its opponents to a .128 batting average. The Lemon Grove Little League pitchers finished with a 2.20 team ERA.
The championship game was set up by semifinal victories - Juvenil de Guatemala Little League defeated South Beaches/Greater West Melbourne Little League (Southeast Champions) from Brevard County, Florida, 5-2, and Lemon Grove Little League got past Western Little League (Centra l Champions) from Grand Rapids, Michigan, 6-1.
First Guatemala became Latin American Champion defeating Venezuela 5-1 classifying to the Little League World Championship Tournament.


Last out in the victory over Lemon Grove, California Little League Champions 6-3


CONGRATULATIONS TO GUATEMALA  Senior League Baseball World Series Champions 2012!