Indicadores económicos
2017-08-18

Dólar (TRM)
$2.980,03
Dólar, Venta
$2.898,00
Dólar, Compra
$2.740,00
Café (Libra)
US$1,53
Euro
$3.485,74
UVR, Ayer
$251,75
UVR, Hoy
$251,75
Petróleo
US$47,09

Estado del tiempo
2017-08-18

marea

Marea min.: -12 cms.

Hora: 03:35

Marea max.: 31 cms.

Hora: 20:56

Dirección viento: Variable

Intensidad viento: 14 a 28 kms/h

Temp. superficial del mar: 28 ºC

oleaje

Cartagena-Islas del Rosario: 0.5 a 1.7 metro(s) de altura

Estado

estado
Mín. 26 ºC
Máx. 34 ºC

Pico y placa
2017-08-18

Hoy no salen los vehículos con placa:

Vehículos Particulares

De lunes a viernes 7 a.m a 7 p.m

5 - 6
Taxis
3 - 4
Motos
1 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9

Huracán Bill cobra fuerza en el Atlántico

El primer huracán de la temporada del Atlántico cobró fuerza en alta mar noche, mientras que otras tormentas tropicales debilitadas anegaron el noreste del Caribe y el noroeste de la Florida.

El huracán Bill seguramente aumentará de categoría en los próximos dos días, con vientos de 177 kph (110 mph) al acercarse a Bermuda para fines de esta semana. Pasó a tener categoría 2 con vientos de 160 kph (100 mph).
La tormenta ocupa una gran extensión, con vientos tropicales que se extiendes a 240 kilómetros (150 millas), por lo que Bermuda encara una amenaza potencial incluso si esa isla del Atlántico no sufre un encontronazo directo, opinó el meteorólogo Nick Camizzi, funcionario del servicio meteorológico de ese territorio británico.
“Lo tenemos vigilado por si acaso”, agregó Camizzi.
Es demasiado pronto para indicar si Bill amenazará la costa oriental de Estados Unidos, dijo el meteorólogo John Cangialosi, del Centro Nacional de Huracanes de Estados Unidos. El huracán no plantea por ahora una amenaza a la Florida.
“El sistema ciertamente es grande y a la postre será un poderoso huracán, dijo Cangialosi. Empero, aguas frías y corrientes de aire contrarias podría debilitarlo a medida que se desplaza hacia el norte.
DE ANA A BILL
El sistema que comenzó como la tormenta tropical Ana, la primera tormenta bautizada de la temporada, se debilitó a una depresión tropical a su paso por las islas de Barlovento, las Islas Vírgenes estadounidenses y británicas y Puerto Rico, al parecer con demasiada velocidad para causar daños importantes.
En el noroeste de la Florida, la tormenta tropical Claudette perdió rápidamente fuerza tras llegar a tierra en Fort Walton Beach. Para el lunes por la noche, gran parte de las lluvias y las tormentas habían cesado y habían expirado todas las advertencias y alertas de inundaciones. Las localidades de Milligan y Crestview, en la Florida, recibieron 4,5 pulgadas de agua y otras zonas de la Florida, Alabama y Georgia de 1 a 4 pulgadas.
Incluso al disiparse Ana, planteó una amenaza potencial a la isla de La Española, integrada por Haití y la República

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Juanes concert useful tool

Juanes concert useful tool for Castro
BY JOE CARDONA
JCCIGAR@AOL.COM
In the wake of his ``Peace Without Borders'' concert in Colombia last year -- an effort to ease tensions between his native country and Venezuela -- Colombian rocker Juanes is feverishly planning a performance in Havana for September.

I figured that as part of

I figured that as part of Juanes' ``Peace Without Borders'' campaign he would invite Cuban performers who are on the opposite side of the Cuba's totalitarian equation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Willy Chirino, Lissette Alvarez, Hansel & Raul, Albita Rodriguez. Perhaps also include Cuban musicians on the island who are not sanctioned by the government's ministry of culture,

like Gorky Aguila of the

like Gorky Aguila of the alternative rock band Porno Para Ricardo, who has been jailed multiple times for his refusal to yield to the regime's censorship. As it turns out, it was nothing more than my wishful thinking. Juanes likely will share the stage with Silvio Rodríguez and Los Van Van, singers who have spent their entire careers hailing the comandante.

Some American acts are being

Some American acts are being considered. His publicist revealed Juanes spoke with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about relaxing the embargo so that American artists could join in.
The concert promises to be nothing more than a shameless, thoughtless and heartless appearance by the 36-year-old singer and his fellow performers.

It will be one more tacit

It will be one more tacit legitimization of the hemisphere's most oppressive 50-year-old dictatorship.
Juanes (Juan Esteban Aristizábal) apparently plans on strumming his guitar at the Plaza de la Revolución, which has hosted hundreds of Fidel Castro's vitriolic harangues over the last half century. The descarga (jam) won't question Cubans' lack of freedom of speech and self determination.

As a Cuban American reared on

As a Cuban American reared on the freedoms of rock 'n' roll, I've witnessed this type of disappointing exhibition before. In 1979, Stephen Stills, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge and Billy Joel headlined ``Havana Jam'' -- a ``cultural rapprochement'' encouraged by the Carter administration.

As the ``piano man''

As the ``piano man'' serenaded the crowd at the Karl Marx Theater and Stephen Stills concluded his introductory speech with an energetic ``Viva la Revolución,'' Fidel Castro's regime was arming and training guerrilla movements like the IRA, the PLO and the FARC, which has plagued Juanes' native Colombia with violence throughout the span of his life.

The jam didn't stop the Cuban

The jam didn't stop the Cuban government from jailing prominent dissidents and clamping down on its citizens for possession of ``dangerous, anti-revolutionary materials,'' such as Led Zeppelin albums. It was nothing more than a public-relations stunt carried out by a regime that subscribes to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels' ``big lie'' techniques -- if audacious enough and repeated often, the masses will believe it.

Only a few months after the

Only a few months after the performance, Cuban opposition leader Oscar Elias Biscet was detained and beaten by Cuban police. I vividly remember Raitt's response when then-Tonight Show host Jay Leno questioned her about the trip: ``Rock on, Fidel!'' she said. It was right out of The Twilight Zone.
Could the plight of over one million Cubans who have fled the island not be compelling enough for the rock gods?

It's not just musicians who

It's not just musicians who are willing to be useful tools for a despotic regime. Robert Duval, Bill Murray and James Caan recently accompanied Benicio del Toro to Cuba to receive an award for his portrayal in Steven Soderbergh's droning epic, Che.

I expect that Juanes' concert

I expect that Juanes' concert will have no effect on Cuba's draconian laws. The Obama administration's attempts to thaw iced U.S.-Cuba relations will prove fruitless. What these attempts do is give the the world the false impression of a willingness by the Cuban regime to open its heavily sealed door, buying more time for the Castro brothers' reign.

As a product of the gospel of

As a product of the gospel of rock 'n' roll, my faith is shaken. As the son and grandson of Cuban exiles, my heart is broken. And as an American, I am outraged.
Joe Cardona is an independent filmmaker who resides in Miami.

In 1999, a group spearheaded

In 1999, a group spearheaded by Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac fame, new Dolphins' minority owner Jimmy Buffett, Bonnie Raitt and two-thirds of the band Police, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland, flew to Cuba, labeling the futile affair ``Bridges Over Troubled Waters.'' That was under the auspices of the the Clinton White House.

Para el Universal: Antes de

Para el Universal: Antes de borrar mi posting en Ingles, leanla y traduzcanla si quieren, pero el contenido es el analysis mas certero que he leido sobre las consecuencias del concierto de Juanes. Es importante para Colombia. Gracias.