Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (C) addresses the
audience during a meeting of the annual Mercosur trade bloc presidential
summit in Mendoza June 29, 2012. (Credit: Reuters/Enrique Marcarian)

Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals

Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals
Chinese President Xi Jinping (4-L, first row) poses with leaders of the CELAC group of Latin American and Caribbean states, in Brasilia, on July 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Nelson Almeida)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Map of Latin America showing countries where major protests have occurred in recent months (AFP Photo)
A student holds a sign reading "Don't shoot, listen!!!" during a protest
on June 17, 2013 in Brasilia (AFP, Evaristo)

Paraguay police search S. American football HQ

Paraguay police search S. American football HQ
The Conmebol headquarters in Luque, Paraguay, is seen on January 7, 2016, during a raid within the framework of the FIFA corruption scandal (AFP Photo/Norberto Duarte)

'Panama Papers' law firm under the media's lenses

'Panama Papers' law firm under the media's lenses
The Panama Papers: key facts on the huge journalists' investigation into tax evasion (AFP Photo/Thomas Saint-Cricq, Philippe Mouche)

Mossack Fonseca

Mossack Fonseca


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Friday, August 19, 2011

Chavez to pull Venezuela's gold reserves out of Europe and US

Deutsche Welle, 19 Aug 2011

Caracas has benefited from a rally in gold
prices, but it could be at risk if prices fall
Venezuela's president will pull his country's international gold reserves out of the US and Europe and nationalize the gold industry. Still, those steps won't solve the country's serious economic problems, analysts say.

Venezuelan gold bars worth 7.7 billion euros ($11 billion) which are stored in banks in the United States and Europe will be removed by officials and either brought back to Caracas or taken to "allied countries" such as China, Brazil and Russia, according to President Hugo Chavez.

The recall is part of a strategy the Venezuelan president says will protect the country from the effects of the global economic crisis.

"We will put the gold back in the central bank," Chavez told cabinet meetings in a telephone conference this week.

Klaus Bodemer
But analysts say that there are domestic political reasons behind that recall decision and the move to nationalize the gold industry.

"Chavez sees that his international oil policies and the search for allies has had little success," Klaus Bodemer from the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies in Hamburg told Deutsche Welle.

"At the same time, the 2012 election campaign is fast approaching and he needs money for that," he added.

Geopolitical considerations

Chavez pointed to the economic and financial crises afflicting the US and Europe, saying that putting some of his nation's gold and cash reserves in banks in China, Russia and Brazil is safer.

He said the "repatriation" of 211 of the 365 tons of Venezuelan gold is "a healthy measure for the country" and "an absolutely sovereign decision" that will benefit the Venezuelan people and economy.

Some 99 tons of Venezuelan gold worth 3.2 billion euros are stored in the UK, while the county has smaller amounts warehoused in Canada, the US and France.

"He sees the euro crisis and a possible recession in the US as proof of the instability of these regions," said analyst Bodemer.

"This recall is not going to solve the country's economic difficulties, but Chavez hopes he can take attention away from them."

Money troubles

Chavez has an election campaign to
think about, and finance
After two years of crisis, the Venezuelan economy is slowly beginning to bounce back. Still, its inflation rate of 27 percent is the highest in Latin America, and exploding food prices are hitting the poor, a key pillar of support for Chavez.

To lessen the pain, government guaranteed minimum-wage levels are being increased every few months.

Therefore, despite high oil prices, Chavez is experiencing a cash crunch, especially as oil production levels are declining. When Chavez came to power in 1999, production levels at the state oil company PDVSA were at three million barrels a day. In the 12 years since, that number has fallen to 1.8 million barrels.

Criticism of government expenditures has come from opposition politicians and industry, which has complained about stagnant investment levels and slow infrastructure development. In addition, however, dissatisfaction with state policy is also being expressed by Chavez' own allies.

While social welfare payments are already draining state coffers, Chavez will need to dip into them again for the upcoming election campaign.

"That's another reason for bringing the gold reserves back," said Bodemer. "Chavez would like to convert them into cash and use them in the campaign."

Oil production levels have been falling in Venezuela


This week, Chavez said that he will nationalize Venezuela's gold industry in a bid to stamp out illegal mining and boost international reserves.

"A law on nationalization of the gold production has been worked out," he said. "Let's convert it into our international reserves because gold is increasing in its value."

The country has significant gold reserves in the south-east where iron, bauxite and diamonds are also mined. The current euro crisis and economic turbulence in the US have driven gold prices up to above 1,200 euros per ounce.

"The nationalization of the gold industry will increase Venezuela's reserves, but it's problematic," said Bodemer. "Right now the price of gold is high, but it won't always be. And when it falls, Venezuela will be hit hard."

The analyst also sees a bit of schadenfreude behind Chavez' moves, saying the president wants to send a message to the US and Europe that he has lost trust in them and their troubled economies.

But the step could prove to be short-sighted, he added. Even if the BRIC states (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are playing an increasingly important role in the world economy, "they are still dependent on the northern industrial countries, and that includes China above all," he said. "They don't offer any long-term guarantees."

The gold transfers, according to the expert, are yet another aspect of Chavez' "anti-imperialistic doctrine," Bodemer said.

Author: Cristina Mendoza Weber (jam)

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