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. …

Sunday, July 19, 2015

With relations restored, Cubans in US see more contact with relatives

Yahoo – AFP, Diego Urdaneta, 18 July 2015

A sign shows the departure times for flights to Cuba at Miami International
Airport on December 19, 2014 in Miami, Florida (AFP Photo/Joe Raedle)

Miami (AFP) - The flight from Miami to Havana takes just 45 minutes, but the passengers lining up to check in are hardly traveling light.

They are lugging big TVs, bulky bags of non-perishable food like canned goods and even automobile tires.

And most are burdened with big, heavy suitcases, too, packed with stuff that relatives on the poor communist-run island cannot find or cannot afford. And for now, these trips can only be made on expensive charter flights.

But with Cuba and the United States due to open embassies Monday as they restore diplomatic ties, Cubans making the trek back to the island hope it will be easier and cheaper to help their families there.

"So long as there are relations, it is going to be better for the people," said Ernesto Rodriguez, 47, one of the Cuban emigres waiting to check in for a flight to Havana.

He has lived in the United States for more than a decade, and makes the trip back home every two years.

This time, his bulky luggage is loaded mainly with clothes for his 23-year-old son, a physical education teacher in Cuba.

With goods like flat-screen high-definition television sets wrapped in plastic, 
passengers check in for a charter flight to Cuba at Miami International Airport 
on January 19, 2015 in Miami, Florida (AFP Photo/Chip Somodevilla)

Rodriguez left his family behind 12 years ago when he came to America to try his luck, as do thousands of Cubans every year. Rodriguez now works for an import-export company.

He said that with the agreement announced this month to restore relations after a 50-year hiatus dating back to the height of the Cold War, it might be easier to travel to the island more often.

"The situation is chaotic" on the island from an economic standpoint, said Rodriguez. So he takes with him as much as he can on each trip.

Expensive air fares

In the line to check in on this charter flight, one of several that take off from Miami every day for Havana and other Cuban cities, just about everybody is lugging huge suitcases.

Rodriguez, like many Cuban Americans who travel home without restrictions, complains of the high cost of the charter flights -- the only ones that currently go directly from the US to Cuba.

The flight costs about $500 for a trip of less than an hour. By comparison, a three-hour flight to JFK airport in New York can go for as little as $200.

Rodriguez says he is excited about news that there may be ferry service to Cuba later this year, and more airlines flying to the island.

"The fares are very expensive. They are sure to come down once there are more options," Rodriguez said.

Javier Rodriguez, another Cuban traveler, aged 50, also expressed hope the new US-Cuban relationship will mean more Cubans visiting relatives back home.

He also sees more trips by Americans, currently barred from traveling to Cuba as mere tourists.

Instead, they have to fit into one of 12 special categories such as travel for academic, cultural, sports or religious reasons.

With more visitors, "of course people benefit. The government benefits, but so do everyday Cubans," said Rodriguez.

"There is a lot of contact between tourists and the Cuban people. In one way or another there are benefits."

Rodriguez lives in Miami, home to about half of the two million Cubans who reside in the United States.

Tourists from the United States are seen in old American cars in Havana, on
April 6, 2015 (AFP Photo/Yamil Lage)

He got here about two years ago and was headed home for the first time with his wife and teenage daughter to see relatives.

But his people in Havana tell him that "so far, you do not see much change," Rodriguez said.

New travelers

But not everyone is brimming with hope.

A man in line who identified himself only as Luis said the restoration of relations will have no impact.

"Of course not," he said, refusing to comment further out of fear he might get in trouble for it in Cuba.

Indeed, after a half century of enmity and suspicion, many Cuban-Americans are distrustful. Many of those waiting to board the flight to Havana refused to speak to AFP.

But some Cubans who traveled in the other direction to visit relatives in the United States did express optimism.

"Many Cubans here who have never gone to Cuba so far will probably want to go," especially if the air fares come down, said Ana Maria Urizarri, a retired teacher aged 72.

She was returning to Havana after staying in the US for two months to see her sister.

"Cuba was always paradise," said Urizarri, adding that having more Americans visit the island will bring prosperity.

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