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, September 29, 2014

Economic bets off for Brazil's Rousseff

Yahoo – AFP, Yana Marull, 30 Sep 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff attends the launching ceremony of the Agricultural
 and Livestock Plan in Brasilia, Brazil, on May 19, 2014 (AFP Photo/Evaristo Sa)

Brasília (AFP) - Dilma Rousseff is struggling to win re-election in Brazil with an economy that has gone from sizzle to fizzle in her four years in office as the country's first female president.

Hand-picked by former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Rousseff has proved unable to extend the era of economic growth that lifted more than 30 million people out of poverty under her popular predecessor.

And when Brazilians go to the polls next week, the poor economy could cost her the presidency and the Brazilian Workers Party (PT) a fourth consecutive term in power.

It's a far cry from 2010, when Rousseff cruised to victory as the country's economy roared forward at a 7.5 percent growth rate, making Brazil one of the world's emerging economies.

Since Rousseff took office in January 2011, strong headwinds have sprung up to blow the economy off course.

"Average growth between 2011 and 2014 was 1.5 percent per year -- very much below the four percent of the eight previous years," said economist Vinicius Botelho of the private Getulio Vargas Foundation.

In a photo released by the presidential press office, Brazilian President Dilma 
Roussef greets Cuban physicians before the ceremony sanctioning the law
 establishing the More Doctors Program in Brasilia on October 22, 2013 (AFP
 Photo/Roberto Stuckert Filho)

A rival for the presidency, Socialist candidate Eduardo Campos, charged Rousseff would be the first president in nearly 30 years to leave the country in a worse state than the one in which she found it.

Campos was killed in a plane crash in August, putting in Rousseff's path a new and arguably more formidable challenger -- Marina Silva, an environmentalist who polls show may beat Rousseff if the elections go to an October 26 runoff.

Big business, meanwhile, says Rousseff has not undertaken needed reforms to bolster competitiveness and for excessive government intervention in the economy.

A Dom Cabral Foundation study shows that the world's seventh-largest economy slid from 38th to 54th out of 60 countries on their competitiveness index over the past four years.

On the plus side

On the plus side, however, Dilma has a reputation for solid management and little tolerance for corruption. She fired six ministers in her first year in office.

Rousseff has promised to end extreme poverty in Brazil, a country with some of the starkest social inequalities in the world.

She cranked up welfare programs, which today benefit some 50 million Brazilians and pulled a further 11 million people out of poverty.

She also launched a social housing program and a policy to bring in thousands of foreign doctors -- chiefly from Cuba -- to cover shortages in poor and far-flung regions.

Furthermore, she set up a grant program allowing 100,000 Brazilian students to study at the world's best universities.

Such policies aid her re-election campaign, says Ricardo Ribeiro of consultants MCM.

A firework is set off during a protest against the FIFA World Cup demanding
 better social services in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 13, 2014 (AFP Photo/
Yasuyoshi Chiba)

But her popularity has sagged over the past year as inflation hit 6.5 percent, and major demonstrations that erupted in June 2013 in dozens of cities continued on a smaller scale through this year's World Cup.

Overly high hopes

"Her government started with the voters having very high hopes. When Lula left power, people were thinking life was going to get better much quicker," says Renato Meirelles, chairman of the Datapopular institute.

When that didn't happen "it engendered huge frustration," said Meirelles.

Another overriding priority has been the battle to overhaul Brazil's creaking infrastructure.

"That could have been the government's great legacy and there have been some successes such as some highway tenders," said Botelho.

But the population have had the "impression that projects have slipped well behind schedule and that public spending on them is excessive with the economic cost of financing them very high," he said.

Although the World Cup was largely a success, many Brazilians were angry that around a quarter of the $15 billion bill went into building stadiums rather than health, education and transport.

"The organization of the World Cup was considered a success but coincided with a moment in time when society wanted more investment targeting the improvement of public service," said Botelho.

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