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. …

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Brazil's corrupt politicians may finally serve jail time after convictions

Judges and public grow impatient at legal wranglings of ex-president Lula's aides, found guilty of graft last year

theguardian.com, Dom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro, Thursday 14 November 2013

Demonstrators hold images of (from l) Valerio, Dirceu and Cunha, outside the supreme
 court in Brasilia during their corruption trial, in 2012 - they were all found guilty.
Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A year after it sentenced leading politicians to prison in what was labelled the corruption trial of the century, Brazil's supreme court has finally decided to actually send them to jail.

Among those likely to be imprisoned in the next few days is ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's former chief of staff and so-called strongman, José Dirceu. He and others convicted had been able to delay jail sentences with complex procedural appeals on some of the charges they were convicted on. Now they will be imprisoned while their appeals continue to be heard.

"It is an emblematic decision. People who commit these crimes will be subject to punishment like anybody else," said Roberto Dias, professor of constitutional law at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.

First exposed in 2005, the mensalão (big monthly payment) was a wide-ranging corruption scheme in which politicians from parties allied to the ruling Workers party, Partido dos Trabalhadores, or PT, were paid bribes to support government measures.

The scandal nearly brought down the Lula government. Lula has always denied the scheme's existence even though in 2005 he apologised for it.

The court found 25 people, including Dirceu, the PT's former president José Genoino and former treasurer Delúbio Soares, and Marcos Valério, the advertising executive who operated the scheme, guilty in 2012.

But it failed to send anybody to prison when a number of the convicted mounted complex legal appeals – leading to widespread cynicism in Brazil, where politicians are rarely jailed despite the country's endemic corruption.

Dirceu, who was sentenced on different charges, is appealing against his conspiracy conviction but not his corruption conviction. On Wednesday night, the court decided that while his conspiracy appeal went ahead he could start serving time on his corruption conviction.

Because his corruption conviction is for less than eight years of the total of 11 he was sentenced to, he will begin a semi-open prison regime, said Dias. If his appeal against conspiracy fails, he will move to a closed-prison regime. Eleven of the 25 convicted should begin prison sentences in the next few days, Brazilian media said.

David Fleischer, professor of political science at the University of Brasília, said: "It was very a clear signal that [the supreme court judges] are not going to accept any more delaying tactics."

Brazilians expressed optimism that the politicians would actually see the inside of a cell, but also feared the convicted might find yet another legal loophole to avoid prison.

Guilherme Aquino, 33, a marketing executive in Rio de Janeiro, said: "I see this moment as a beautiful opportunity for us to begin to change the general feeling of impunity in Brazilian society."

The supreme court now needs to issue arrest warrants, said Fleischer. But this does not mean politicians jailed who still have political rights will lose them.

In June, under pressure from street protests that swept Brazil, the supreme court jailed federal deputy Natan Donadon for 13 years, for embezzlement and conspiracy.

In August he was taken from jail in handcuffs to the chamber of deputies, which decided in a secret vote not to remove his political mandate. "In Brazil, our judicial system doesn't work very well," said Fleischer.

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