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

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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

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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 6, 2013

High doses of medical corruption worldwide

Deutsche Welle, 6 january 2013


When it comes to corrupt doctors, the question is not whether, but to what extent. German doctors sometimes pocket gifts from pharmaceutical companies. In Zimbabwe, patients who can't afford care are often left to die.

According to the German medical professional code, it's forbidden for a doctor to accept gifts in exchange for services. But in practice, an established doctor in Germany need not worry about being punished if he or she accepts a gift from a pharmaceutical company. The German penal code currently lacks the necessary legislation to deal with such infractions, and they are only rarely punished in German occupational courts.

Nevertheless, in comparison to other countries, Germany's healthcare system has relatively good checks and balances. Elsewhere, especially in countries where doctors are chronically underpaid, corruption is the rule, not the exception. It is also far more likely to impact on those suffering from illnesses, often resulting in avoidable deaths.

Widespread corruption in Zimbabwe

Joost Butenop works as a doctor in Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Malaysia. In Transparency International's latest Corruption Perceptions Index Germany ranks 13th, while Zimbabwe comes in at 163 out of 174.

In Zimbabwe, patients even have
 to buy the scalpels for their operations
"One can only accuse the system, not the individual doctors," Butenop said in an interview with DW. "When doctors and nurses aren't paid regularly but turn up for work anyway, they of course want to ensure a source of income - and they let the patients pay for that."

Before an operation in Zimbabwe, Butenop says, a patient's family has to purchase not only the medicine but also infusion devices, disinfection chemicals, even scalpels. Those who do not have the means to do so will not receive even the most vital medical intervention. Butenop explains that monies earmarked for the healthcare sector are siphoned off in advance by the government.

There's a good reason, he says, why doctors in developing countries like Zimbabwe don't receive money from pharmaceutical companies. "Their target group is extremely small, because the consumer has to pay cash to get the medicine. I don't believe the pharmaceutical industry sees a market there," he says..

Even if doctors were to provide financial aid to assist patients in purchasing such medicine, patients would still resort to unbranded alternatives, Butenop says.

Dangers of cheap medicines

The situation is similar in Uganda. "The biggest problem there is getting medical care at all," Widha Moses of Transparency International Uganda (TIU) told DW. "Medical personnel don't provide the services they should."

Ugandan patients are often given cheaper, ineffective medicines

Doctors and nurses are often hours late or don't show up at all, according to TIU's 2012 study, because their salaries are so low. When they do show up, they often don't prescribe the necessary medication, or they provide patients with cheap, defective drugs in order to make a profit.

"The people who are responsible for selling medicines ignore advice as to which kinds of medicine they should sell, and in what doses," Moses said. "Doctors buy low-quality medicines because they can pocket the difference."

In order to fight corruption, TIU trains volunteers like Moses to ensure that physicians provide proper information to their patients, and prescribe the right medication. They also work with local politicians, and have formed committees to create checks and procedures for the provision of medicine.

Public and private healthcare overlap in Peru

In Peru, the mix of public hospitals and private clinics breeds corruption. "Doctors in public clinics earn so little that most of them also have a private clinic," says Samuel Rotta, the deputy director and a 10-year veteran of Proética, the Peruvian chapter of Transparency International. "Doctors who see patients at public clinics automatically transfer those patients to a friend's private clinic - and expect him to do the same. You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours."

Peruvian public doctors will refer patients to each other's private clinics

Peru's medical administration is also riddled with corruption. As there aren't enough hospital beds for patients, available beds are sold in advance. In fact, the process begins even earlier. "In order to get an appointment with a doctor at all you have to bribe the assistants working on reception," Rotta says.

Even though bribery is rampant, Rotta still has hope for his country. "The good news is that public health officials are aware of it and are trying to do something about it," he says.

Bribery scandal in Croatia

South-eastern Europe is currently embroiled in a similar scandal - one that has dragged Germany with it into the spotlight. For years, some 350 doctors in Croatia were receiving kickbacks in exchange for prescribing medicine manufactured by the Farmal pharmaceutical company. That exchange ended abruptly when it came to light in November 2012.

Now, all 30 employees in Farmal's management and sales department have been arrested, according to "Apotheke Adhoc," a source of pharmaceutical news in Germany.

Farmal has close ties to Germany: 96 percent of the company is owned by the Bavarian pharmaceutical producer, Dermapharm. When DW contacted Dermapharm in early January, no one was available for comment.

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