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. …

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Guatemalan ex-president in court after resigning

Yahoo – AFP, Katell Abiven, 3 Sep 2015

Guatemalan former President Otto Perez speaks during a hearing at the Tribunal
of Justice in Guatemala City on September 3, 2015 (AFP Photo/Johan Ordonez)

Guatemala City (AFP) - Guatemalan ex-president Otto Perez appeared in court Thursday over corruption allegations, hours after he resigned following unprecedented protests that have upended the political scene three days from elections.

The conservative leader sent his resignation to Congress just before midnight Wednesday, after lawmakers voted unanimously to strip him of his presidential immunity -- a first in Guatemalan history.

A man holds a sign reading "Peace" after 
Congress voted unanimously to strip
 embattled President Otto Perez's immunity
 in Guatemala City, on September 1, 2015
(AFP Photo/Johan Ordonez)
A judge issued a warrant for his arrest in the hours that followed, leaving him little choice but to quit.

Thursday's hearing could see the 64-year-old remanded in custody pending trial -- a decision that would in any case have automatically removed him from office under Guatemalan law.

"I'm calm and I will face the situation bravely, because I've done nothing wrong," Perez told a local radio station before his appearance at the Supreme Court, where he sported a dark suit, a red tie and a haggard look on his face.

The retired general stepped down after clinging to power through months of mounting protests.

Investigators accuse Perez of running a scheme that allowed businesses to pay bribes in exchange for illegal discounts on import duties.

Guatemalans fed up with corruption erupted in celebration outside the Supreme Court early Thursday on the news of Perez's resignation.

"Otto, you thief, you're going to Pavon!" they chanted, referring to one of the country's main prisons.

People hold signs reading "Two-feet rats. I am speaking to you" and "The people
 cry blood because of your treason" as they demonstrate to demand the Guatemalan
 president's resignation over a corruption scandal, August 27, 2015, in Guatemala 
City (AFP Photo/Orlando Sierra)

"It's what the people wanted. There's no doubt the president was involved," said Pamela Saravia, an unemployed 34-year-old who was beating a tambourine outside the court.

Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, who joined the celebrations in Constitution Square, called on the protesters to "continue this social movement with courage and maturity."

Thousands have taken to the streets in protest since the scandal first erupted in April, on a scale never before seen in Guatemala.

The accusations have stoked outrage in the Central American country of 15 million people, 53.7 percent of whom live in poverty, where the scars are still fresh from a 36-year civil war that ended in 1996.

Veep to be sworn in

Congress met Thursday morning to officially accept Perez's resignation.

People celebrate Otto Perez's resignation
 during a rally outside the Presidential 
Palace in Guatemala City, on September 3,
 2015 (AFP Photo/Rodrigo Arangua)
Lawmakers were then expected to convene an emergency session to swear in Vice President Alejandro Maldonado, who will hold power until an elected successor takes office on January 14.

Maldonado, a 79-year-old lawyer and former Constitutional Court judge, only assumed the vice presidency in May.

His predecessor, Roxana Baldetti, also resigned over the scandal, and is currently in jail awaiting trial on charges of taking some $3.8 million in bribes between May 2014 and April 2015.

The scandal was uncovered by investigators from a United Nations commission tasked with fighting high-level graft in Guatemala, who say they found massive evidence that Perez orchestrated a scheme dubbed "La Linea" (The Line), named for the hotline that importers would allegedly call to access a network of corrupt officials.

Investigators say their accusations are based on some 89,000 wire-tapped phone calls.

Perez, a former military intelligence officer, long rejected calls to resign before his term ended. In office since 2012, he was ineligible for re-election, and would have handed over to his successor in January.

But his increasing isolation and the justice system's relentless pursuit ultimately left him little room to maneuver.

Barred from leaving the country, he failed in his bid to challenge the proceedings against him before the country's highest court.

Jimmy Morales, Guatemalan presidential candidate for the National Front of 
Convergence party, speaks during a campaign rally in Mataquescuintla municipality, 
Jalapa department, on August 28, 2015 (AFP Photo/Orlando Estrada)

Tensions ahead of election

The UN investigative commission has also uncovered separate corruption schemes implicating the heads of the central bank and social security administration, leading to their arrests.

The climate in Guatemala is jubilant but tense heading into Sunday's elections, which will also choose the members of the 158-seat legislature and 338 mayors.

The UN warned Wednesday there was a risk of violent protests on voting day.

Rights groups have reported cases of political party activists attacking protesters, and some 10 candidates were murdered between March and August.

In a sign of Guatemalans' exasperation with politics as usual, a poll published Thursday found the leading candidate in Sunday's presidential vote is now actor Jimmy Morales, whose previously underdog campaign is his first foray into politics.

The poll gave Morales 25-percent support, ahead of the former front-runner, right-wing lawyer Manuel Baldizon (22.9 percent), and former first lady Sandra Torres (18.4 percent).

The three candidates will likely battle it out for the two spots in a runoff on October 25.

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