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. …

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jamaica basking in IMF's sun

Deutsche Welle, 9 May 2013

The International Monetary Fund has granted Jamaica a much-needed economic lifeline. In return, the island - one of the most indebted countries in the world - needs to get a grip on its rampant public spending.

Inside a Cambio (currency exchange - the ed.), as the customers wait in line, the talk quickly turns to the exchange rate. In a country where many depend on remittances sent by family from the US, Canada and the UK the country's sliding dollar is a worry. "It'll soon be J$100 to $1US, watch my words," says an old man; a woman interrupts to add that it won't stop there, as everyone looks at the board showing the exchange rate.

It's a sentiment that's been echoed across the island for months. Since the start of the year the local currency has lost over 8 percent of its value and investor confidence has also fallen but many hope that will change with Jamaica finally signing a deal with the International Monetary Fund.

The executive board has agreed to a loan of $950 million that's an economic lifeline to the country. The island, which is one of the most indebted in the world, that owes some $18 billion, has undertaken a debt swap by local lenders and has promised to tackle tax reform and public spending.

This should unlock millions more in aid and loans from other multi-lateral agencies; but many are wary after a similar loan and debt exchange in 2010 didn't help to improve the economy after key goals weren't meet.

Corporate Jamaica

In an upscale neighborhood, members of what's known locally as "Corporate Jamaica" - aka the middle class - sit inside a coffee shop. They see the deal as the best of a bad situation. One office worker told me "without it, we'd be lost," another continues, "we seem to constantly be in this position."

Many Jamaicans have made light of comparisons to Greece and other nations facing austerity measures; "we've been in that situation for the past 30 years," was a comment made by one of my friends here. But the situation for the country is bleak.

In the past 30 years Jamaica's economy has been one of the worst, performing globally at about 1 percent growth per year. The other figures don't look pretty either.

These children face an uncertain
financial future
Projections by the IMF up to 2015 estimate it will have the seventh-worst growth in the world. Add to that 17.5 percent of the population living in poverty and unemployment now over 14 percent combined with a debt-to-GDP level of 140 percent, it equals a government that can't afford to spend on its people. Over half of the money that the country earns goes to paying off what it owes, leaving 25 percent on wages and only 20 percent is left to spend on security, health and education.

But despite that Jamaica still keeps its head above water - just.

Head above water

At the University of the West Indies there's a special day for primary school students to take part in a maths workshops. A group of pupils from an inner city school in Kingston are keeping themselves amused at lunchtime by playing counting games in an impromptu playground, the car park of a fast food restaurant. On the other side of the campus, business students discuss their coursework under the shade of the trees, the country's debt hanging over all their heads.

"It's hard being an economist in Jamaica," jokes Dr Damian King, the Head of Economics at the University, and he blames it on the politicians. "We don't need the IMF, what we need is to identify 3 quarters of a billion US dollars to close the fiscal gap, and clearly our administrations have been unable to organise themselves in the last dozen years to do that so the IMF is providing the financial exoskeleton to make that happen."

The ability to tackle head on many of Jamaica's problems has long been avoided by its politicians. The truth is they've played with the economy, implementing measures designed to win voters rather than growing the economy, ultimately at the expense of the people.

"What's different this time is that there's no more wiggle room. So the government doesn't have any way out of its obligations without causing serious problems for themselves. The entire society has coalesced around this need for growth and structural issues," says Chris Zacca, the head of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica.

Local help

 Natural disasters have added to
Jamaica's woes
To get the deal with the IMF, the country has had to get the support of local lenders who agreed to a reduction in the interest they get from the government. They weren't happy about getting a "haircut" on their investments but many were resigned to the fact that it was needed and many think this is a last chance for the country. "If we get it wrong this time, we won't be having another conversation like this. We have three or four years to get this right," says Brian Pengelly, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association.

The wage freezes have seen many Jamaicans lose out as public sector workers face more years without a pay rise. But is their belief in the government justified by the country having to go back to the IMF for a second time in just over three years?

"We have to start where we are, and that is by a program which gives confidence that we are going to push our debt ratios downwards and that we are going to undertake the structural reforms that enable us to live within our means to secure revenue, to contain our expenditures and to manage an environment that's friendly to the investor community both local and overseas. These are the building blocks to our country going forward," says the country's Minister of Finance, Dr Peter Phillips.

There are a number of major investments in the country to be signed off that have been waiting for the deal with the IMF, offering more stability to their projects. However others have already started looking to the future. A few weeks ago I found myself at the opening of the mobile phone company Digicel's new regional headquarters in downtown Kingston. The Irish-owned company is one of the largest in the Caribbean and the country wants to see more foreign investment like this.

"I'm incredibly optimistic about Jamaica now that it got its deal with the IMF and is restructuring its finances. Once you've got that platform done the next work is to bring in other foreign directors but also get local companies to invest in their businesses and take them outside Jamaica," says Denis O'Brian, the company's CEO.

Uncertain future

Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller
 has a lot to do
But many are worried that the four-year loan isn't going to fix the underlying problems with Jamaica's economy and some say that haven't heard any answers. "We've been here before; when you have a deal with the IMF it's there to support your balance of payment but that isn't going to grow investment or fix problem areas like crime, energy prices or bureaucracy," says Dennis Chung an accountant and financial blogger on the island.

The high cost of electricity in particular has been seen as a key issue that needs to be addressed as Jamaica's export market remains uncompetitive especially against its oil rich neighbor Trinidad.

But many just hope that the Jamaican dollar stability will be the first step. Because virtually everything is imported into the island, each slide of the dollar sees inflation spiral upwards.

They look back at nearly 51 years of Independence and wonder where it all went wrong. In 1962 the Jamaican Dollar was originally pegged to $1.20 it's now worth less than 1 percent of that.

The goal of the loan and the measures taken by the government is to move the debt to 95 percent of GDP by 2020. It's a big ask in just seven years but many now think this is the last chance for Jamaica to move toward the black after decades in the red.

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“… GW: Shifting to events that are taking place in Europe at this point in time, it seems that the events in Europe are reaching or about to hit a breaking point of some kind. Several leaders, including Nigel Farage and allegedly Russian Prime Minister Medvedev have suggested that people should be removing their money from their accounts as the cabal may attempt a last ditch grab for money.

Now, I know, and perhaps many know, that the current system is corrupt and that there will have to be a degree of change in the current system before people will be willing to embrace the new system.

I don’t wish this question to sound alarmist to people, but is what is happening now one of the final, if not the final, straw that will help expose the banking cabal and allow the new system to be implemented? Is this new system ready? Or is it already being implemented? Or is it still only limited to preparatory work?

AAM: No, it is already underway. It is already being implemented. And yes, we do not wish to sound alarmist either, and so we also wish people to know that their resources, what they think of as their money, for those who have saved and put their faith in banking systems, they will be protected to a certain extent. So do not think that you have need to run out and remove all your monies, or that it will be completely gone. But yes, this is the beginning of a transition.

The expression of the lack of faith in particularly the European banking system causes enormous disruption, more significant perhaps than anywhere else. And so yes, it does have a domino effect, but it is not one simply shutting down [the old system] and a new system emerging. It is coming into balance with the new emerging as the old simply fades away.

Is it a last ditch effort on the part of those who have clung to the old paradigm of the 3rd, what you call the cabal? Yes, it is. But it matters not, because it is not going to work for them. Seldom are things such as this situation so black and white. There is always room for free choice and free movement and adjustment.

But in this situation it is simply evolution and expansion. And the expansion of the new, of the new paradigm, of what you think of as Fifth-Dimensional financial systems does not allow for systems that are based on greed and theft and control — and unfairness, basic unfairness, usury.

So, it is rather clearly defined. You have an expression that you use on Earth, “Out with the old.” And this is one of those situations where it is, in fact, the truth.

GW: Okay. So, along the lines of the leadership, or at least some of the leadership of what’s taking place in the financial sector globally, it has been reported that the apartment of the IMF managing director Christine Lagarde was raided last week.

Was this an attempt to expose her as part of the banking cabal, or was it an attempt to stop her from fulfilling the reforms that she is allegedly trying to bring to the international banking system?

AAM: It was an attempt to gather information and perhaps even destroy documentation that she is trying to bring forth for the reform of the financial situation. It was an unsuccessful raid.

GW: Okay. So what I’m hearing in your answer, then, is that Christine Lagarde is working for, I guess, the forces of light to bring the greater change to the IMF. Am I correct?

AAM: Yes. This one has had a real turn-around. No, we do not ever categorize individuals or groups or people as light or dark. But this one has truly committed herself to reformation.

She sees and she has the experience very clearly of knowing what does not work. And therefore she has committed her mission, her purpose to this reformation.

GW: Okay. And could the same be said about the new US Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew? Is he on board with all the changes and working for the reformation as well with Lagarde?

AAM: He is an agent and an angel of change. He could not be simply on board. He is a moving force. ‘…‘’

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