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.)


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A student holds a sign reading "Don't shoot, listen!!!" during a protest
on June 17, 2013 in Brasilia (AFP, Evaristo)

Brazil's Rousseff claims nation 'ready for greatest World Cup'

Brazil's Rousseff claims nation 'ready for greatest World Cup'
Google: Ready, set, goooaaallll! The WorldCup is finally here.

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

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"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. …

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Colombia renews pledges to its displaced people

Deutsche Welle, 20 January 2013


About five million people are on the run in Colombia. Many have lost everything, including family members and the land they called home. But the government has now promised it will make good on a 2012 restitution law.

Gabriel Garces turns his head and looks wearily into the distance.

"The paramilitary chased me. They threatened to kill me and gave me three days to leave my farm. Their commander was a notorious killer," he says.

The 55-year-old Garces looks older than his age. His face is marked with war, violence and displacement.

Garces lives in Uraba, the coastal region in northwestern Colombia. It was one of the hotspots of the country's civil war. For years, left-wing guerillas, extreme right-wing paramilitary militias and the government have been fighting for control. Tens of thousands of people have been killed, and millions have been displaced in the course of the fighting. One of them is 43-year-old Alicia Pacheco.

"I was driven out by the guerillas, together with my family," she says. At the time, Pacheco was still a child. "Later, I tried to get our land back. The new owners threatened me. I showed everything to the authorities, but they didn't take notice of me," she adds.

Help for the victims

Now, things are supposed to change. Last year brought a law allowing people like Gabriel Garces and Alicia Pacheco to receive compensation and return to their land.

Many of the victims have lost everything. Their families were killed, and their land was taken away. Now they live in misery in big cities or work as cheap laborers on the plantations of large landowners.

For the first time, according to the government, these people now top its list of priorities.

The event attract the both the media and the displaced people

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos traveled to Uraba with his entire cabinet to promote the new restitution law.

"We want reconciliation, peace and development," he explained to around 20,000 displaced people gathered for a speech.

"No one will stop us. Our vision is that every displaced (person), who has a legitimate claim to his land can return to it," he added.

Prior to the president's visit, there were anonymous threats against some of the attendees. Still, many of the displaced from the region showed up for the event.

President Santos was casually dressed in light blue shirt, blue trousers. Even his choice of words was unusual for a conservative politician. For the government, it wasn't just about a restitution law, he said.

"It's about an agricultural revolution. The countryside will be transformed in a region of development and good living conditions. It's a revolution without weapons - with the constitution and the law in hand," Santos stated.

Unjust land distribution

Few countries can match the unequal distribution of land in Colombia. 3,000 major landowners control around half of the ground that is used for agriculture. So the president's statements, in front of the displaced like Alicia Pacheco, were welcome news for many.

"The president's speech gave us hope. How he spoke, how he will help us, and that he means that, that makes us happy," she says.

Carmen Palencia, who heads Tierra y Vida, an organization that helps the displaced, also welcomes the restitution law.

"We expect that the land will finally be returned to its rightful owners through it," she says.

Displaced people in Colombia continue to hope that their wait for
 justice will end

Around five million people have been displaced in recent years. And about 1.6 million of them have lost their land, according to Palencia's group. That land corresponds to an area around the size of Austria. Today, most of the land has since been sold off and is in the hands of major landowners. This makes the government's plan a mammoth task.

The law has been effect since the beginning of 2012, with the goal of compensating victims and restituting their land within ten years. But not much has happened to date despite the high expectations. Most of the time has been spent on creating the relevant bureaucratic structures. Last December, the first 31 families received titles to the land that was stolen from them. In addition, each family received around 10,000 euros (around $13,000) each in compensation for their destroyed homes.

Fear of renewed violence

But families' ability to return home is far from guaranteed. The biggest problem is the extreme right, says activist Carmen Palencia.

"The extreme right are organized and armed. They won't allow anyone to take the land that was grabbed back. That's what they are killing the leaders of the displaced and the applicants for. They are doing everything so that they don't have to give this land back," she says.

Since 2010, more than 30 leaders within the restitution movement have been murdered. Most of them have had to leave their home regions. Carmen Palencia has also received death threats. Today, she lives in the capital, Bogota. She only comes to Uraba when accompanied by bodyguards from the central government.

"The influence of the paramilitary and the illegal landowners is still very high in Uraba," she explains. "Their backers finance senate members, mayors and governors."

Colombia's President Santos offers financial compensation to one of the
victims

As such, many of the displaced people remain afraid.

"A farmer doesn't count here. Without security, we are fair game. These bandits are still there. If the government doesn't give us any security, then it will be dangerous to return. It doesn't cost these people anything to shoot someone and leave him in the mountains," Palencia explains.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has promised security to the displaced. It's thanks to him that people like Gabriel Garces and Alicia Pacheco are feeling hopeful again. Now, the president has to ensure that their trust won't vanish. But that is difficult. The influence of the central government in the regions of conflict like Uraba is limited. The civil war that has left several million people displaced continues. That's why success in the ongoing negotiations between the governmentand FARC guerillas on a peace treaty, which also focuses on the land issue, is of central importance to Colombia's future.

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