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. …

Monday, April 22, 2013

Horacio Cartes wins Paraguay election

Rightwinger from Colorado party tied to big agricultural interests sweeps to popular victory despite stain of corruption scandals, Jonathan Gilbert in Asunción and Jonathan Watts, Latin America correspondent,  22 April 2013

Horacio Cartes celebrates his victory in the Paraguayan presidential election.
Photograph: Jorge Saenz/AP

Paraguayan voters have elected the rightwing tobacco tycoon Horacio Cartes as president after a campaign marked by allegations of vote-buying, crime and homophobia.

Despite having been investigated for fraud and drug smuggling, Cartes recorded a clear-cut victory that marks the resurgence of his Colorado party, which held a grip on power for six decades until 2008.

The main challenger, Efrain Alegre of the ruling centre-right Liberal party, conceded defeat on Sunday evening when a partial count showed him almost 10 points behind. With more than half of the polling stations reporting, Cartes was on course to win 46% of votes while Alegre lagged with 36.9%.

Thousands of red-clad Colorado supporters gathered outside Cartes's campaign headquarters on Sunday night, waving flags, blaring music from cars and letting off fireworks. Cartes made a brief victory speech in which he called for unity. "I won't work alone," he told the crowd. "We have to work together to move Paraguay forward."

"I'm so happy we're back in power," said Norma Silva, 48, a member of the party celebrating on the back of a pick-up truck with her family. She works in a government ministry. "Cartes will create work for young people. He's the future."

The return of the party – which represents landowners and agribusiness – looks likely to worsen Paraguay's troubled relationship with the leftwing governments that run most of its South American neighbours. Many withdrew their ambassadors in 2012 after the ousting of Fernando Lugo as president.

Cartes, who has shares in more than 20 companies, campaigned on the promise of creating jobs, and investing in health and education. This appealed to voters looking for more growth in the isolated and poor nation.

Many Paraguayans migrate to Argentina and Spain in search of employment. "Cartes will open the doors for young people to work," said María Fleitas, a 34-year-old lawyer voting at a downtown Asunción polling station.

But both candidates faced corruption allegations during the election campaign. Cartes, who will start his five-year term in August, spent nearly a year in jail in 1989 for illegal currency dealings, though he was later acquitted.

WikiLeaks cables reveal he was recently investigated by the US for trafficking drugs and contraband cigarettes from the tri-border with Argentina and Brazil. In 2000 a plane loaded with marijuana and cocaine was seized by police after it landed on one of Cartes's farms. Cartes has also been accused of laundering money for Brazilian drug traffickers.

Cartes dismissed such claims as mere "anecdotes" on Sunday morning.

Landlocked Paraguay is considered one of Latin America's most corrupt nations and few here expected clean elections before polling stations opened on Sunday.

A Colorado party senator was suspended on Saturday after he was filmed supposedly offering cash to provincial Liberal party officials in exchange for annulled ballot papers. Local press reported votes being bought for just a few pounds, a practice that has been commonplace in the past.

Many voters were unperturbed by Cartes's time in jail and the accusations against him. "All the candidates are stained," said María Cattebeke, 31, a teacher voting in the capital. "So the dirt on Cartes doesn't really matter."

She added: "He is an excellent businessman and that will reflect in his management of the government," echoing a view held by many. "He can take the country forward."

Cartes will inherit benign economic conditions. Thanks to a strong harvest, Paraguay, a major beef and soy exporter, is forecast to grow economically by around 10% this year.

In 2008 voters elected the leftwing Lugo as president but his reforms were blocked by opposition from landowning elites and multinational agrochemical companies.

His supporters were left disillusioned. "Lugo cheated me," said Verónica Gómez, a 53-year-old housewife who voted for him five years ago but cast her ballot for Cartes on Sunday. "I believe in Cartes."

The former president has warned that Cartes's government will do little to alleviate conditions for the third of the population who live in poverty. "The Colorado party represents the interests of a small privileged group," Lugo, who was impeached in a parliamentary coup last year, told the Guardian. "Its political model is a return to the past."

Related Article:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.