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. …

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Business interest piqued by prospect of US, Cuba trade

Yahoo – AFP, Diego Urdaneta, 23 Dec 2014


US businesses are lining up to take advantage of the enormous investment potential of Cuba, all but untouched for more than half-a-century by American capitalism.

Last week, President Barack Obama announced a breakthrough in US relations with Cuba, reviving diplomatic ties and making some commercial transactions easier.

No sooner was the historic announcement made, than the American business (Other OTC: ARBU - news) community began assessing Cuba's untapped markets.

Emilio Morales, president of the Miami-based Havana Consulting Group, described a "tsunami" of interest among investors, particularly in Florida, just 90 miles (144 kilometers) from the island.

No-one, he said, wants to miss out on such a market, fueled by decades of pent-up demand.

"There are a lot of people in the US business community who are in panic," said Morales, who told AFP that since last week, his phone has been ringing off the hook.

The president of the US Chamber of Commerce, Thomas Donahue, representing business groups and companies, also spoke of a barely-contained enthusiasm to invest in Cuba.

"The chamber and its members stand ready to assist as the Cuban people work to unleash the power of free enterprise to improve their lives," he said in a statement.

The Small Business Administration, another interest group, was equally upbeat about the investment prospects.

"The best way to ensure opportunity and democracy in Cuba is by empowering the Cuban people ?- rather than denying them access to resources," said SBA President Maria Contreras-Sweet.

New markets for good, services

"At the same time, American businesses, small and large, stand to gain access to an important new market for goods and services only 90 miles from our shores."

America's farm states are particularly keen to sell corn, wheat, soy and other crops to Cuba, which has to import much of its food.

And there also has been interest from US technology firms in Silicon Valley in a market that is decades behinds the United States with respect to its high-tech infrastructure.

Morales said, however, that it may take many months before investors get to make good on that dream of increased trade, because of legislative hurdles in the United States.

"They want to hurry up, but it's not like that. There is an entire process that's only getting started now and that will last at least a couple of years," Morales said.

An act of Congress is needed to repeal the economic and travel embargo, put place a half-century ago and then strengthened in 1996 with the Helms-Burton Act.

Last week, Obama described the trade embargo as "self-defeating," but acknowledged that a congressional repeal would not be easy.

There is substantial opposition in Congress to doing away with the embargo -- particularly from the powerful bloc of Cuban-American lawmakers who want the administration to extract more concessions from the Havana government.

Chief among them is prominent Republican Senator Marco Rubio, incoming chairman of the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee's subcommittee on Foreign Operations, who has vowed to do whatever is necessary to block normalization of relations.

Still, experts point to an altered business climate in just the few days since Obama announced the seismic policy shift.

There has been a "dramatic change in the tone of the conversation," said Pedro Freyre, a Cuban American attorney with the international division of the Akerman law firm.

One of the areas poised for the most dramatic growth is tourism.

Even with the embargo, there are already more than 90,000 US citizens who travel to Cuba each year.

That number is expected to grow once the Obama administration eases restrictions on how much they can spend and on the Cuban products they can bring home.

In the past few years, President Raul Castro already has put some reforms in place, allowing private restaurateurs, beauticians and other small business people to open up their own shops.

He also has relaxed some restrictions on travel outside the country and granted permission for Cubans to to sell real estate and cars for the first time in nearly 50 years.

But the creation of Cuba's nascent free market is nothing to the growth anticipated once the embargo is dismantled.

"The market will grow," said Morales, adding: "The process is going to take a while."

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