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. …

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Illness-stricken sugar workers from Nicaragua seek German help

Deutsche Welle, 09.04.2011 

The sugar company has denied
 it is responsible for its workers' health
Former sugar cane workers from Nicaragua suffering from chronic kidney failure are trying to gather support in Germany to fight the most powerful company in their country.

"It's the sugar cane plantations that are making us sick," Carmen Rios, a small woman from El Viejo in Nicaragua says, pointing to the plantations in Chinandega Province.

She holds those plantations, owned by the Pellas empire, responsible for the slow death of her husband, brother and father. Her husband died nine years ago, her brother passed away five years ago. It hasn't been a year since her father died. Two of her brothers are also sick. And it's always the same diagnosis: chronic kidney failure.

Carmen Rios might also be carrying the illness which will only lead to symptoms at a later stage. The 55-year old wants to see a doctor in Germany. Even though she has not worked at the plantations, she did drink water from a well where pesticides were found. And she did inhale the fumes when leaves of the sugar canes, covered in chemicals, were burned.

Heat, poisoned wells and pesticides

Workers have called for a boycott
 of the popular rum brand "Flor de Cana"
Carmen Rios now heads the association of renal failure patients ANAIRC, where more than 300 former sugar cane workers are fighting the most powerful economic family in Nicaragua: the Pellas. They have filed an action; they are protesting close to the company's domicile in Managua and have called for a boycott of the popular rum brand "Flor de Cana."

The former sugar cane workers say the chronic kidney failures of thousands of workers in Chinandega and León are the fault of the Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited. They claim the illness was caused by the drudgery in the heat, without clean drinking water and in midst of chemically contaminated plantations. But there hasn't been a scientific report that supports their opinion.

Are Europeans to blame as well?

But it's not just Carmen Rios and members of her association who think the evidence is quite obvious. Several German organizations involved in development policy see the proof as well. This is why Carmen Rios, joined by a journalism student from Managua who supports the farmers, was invited by Heidelberg's Nicaragua-Forum to tell her story to a German audience.

Carmen Rios, left, is fighting
for better health standards in Nicaragua
"We Nicaraguans pay for the boom of green fuel with our health,” Rios said. “Because it's you Europeans who are to blame that, instead of corn, wheat and rice, more and more sugar cane gets planted in a way that is harmful to our health."

Nicaraguan calls for a ban on bioethanol exports to Europe has been quickly dismissed by the German parliament’s Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development.

"This is not the way to do things,” member of parliament Sascha Raabe said. “It's not related to the introduction of E10. It doesn't matter if sugar cane is used for rum or green fuel, the labor conditions remain the same.”

The parliamentarians have also dismissed calls for European pressure on the Pellas group. This would be the responsibility of the governing Sandinistas, they said. But Carmen Rios claims Nicaragua's government is too weak to exert pressure on its own. The Bundestag members plan to summon the Nicaraguan ambassador to ask whether Nicaragua complies with the standards of the World Health Organization. And they want to check if Nicaraguan bioethanol is actually used in Germany and to what extent Germany could influence compliance with health and safety standards at Nicaragua's sugar cane plantations.

It's known for a fact that Nicaragua is exporting bioethanol to Europe - about 80 million liters (21 million gallons) in 2009-2010. According to EU guidelines, this green fuel needs to be produced in a sustainable way. But it doesn't mention health protection measures for those who reap the sugar canes.

Improved conditions?

Workers say it's the sugar cane
plantations that are making them sick
Since 2005, ANAIRC registered 5,341 victims who died from chronic kidney failure. There are more than 8,000 patients suffering from the disease. According to a study published by the University of Boston, the rate of chronic kidney failure in the regions Chinandega and León is ten times as high as in the United States of America.

In the past years, Nicaragua has done a lot to help the sick. A hospital in Chinandega has 40 dialysis machines and a better supply of medicine.

Some workers’ unions have, in turn, dismissed the boycott calls by ANAIRC and others.

“Members of UITA and ANAIRC, before making false accusations, we invite you to learn more about our social programs, such as a hospital for our workers and our families, a unique experience in Latin America, a school for our children, who subsequently receive college scholarships and many other benefits laid down in our collective agreement,” stated the press release of the Ronald Altamirano Union.

Company Pellas wrote in online statements that no or very little pesticides are used on its plantations these days, that protective clothing is available and that the workers don't have to work in midday heat for hours anymore. But Carmen Rios doesn’t think that’s true.

There hasn't changed much on the fields, she said. The leaves are still being burned before they are cut, and sick workers name the chemicals they have been working with. According to Rios, the company now regularly checked the blood levels of all employees: Once they get sick, they get fired.

Author: Bernd Gräßler / sst
Editor: Toma Tasovac

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