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MADURO BUSCA REFUGIO MIENTRAS VENEZUELA ARDE .....

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El viaje de Maduro fue un fracaso total





by Carlos Vilchez Navamuel




• 13 enero, 2015 •








El presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro comenzó hace unos días un viaje que lo llevó primero a Rusia, luego a China, después a Irán, Arabia Saudita, Qatar y Argelia. Pero ¿Cuáles fueron los resultados?


 Para empezar en diferentes países no fue recibido por su igual, esto dice mucho y hay que reconocerlo, Maduro no es importante en ninguna parte, un vistazo general a las noticias nos dice que su periplo fue un fracaso total como veremos a continuación.




El pasado 10 de enero de 2015, Ana Julia Jatar comentó en un escrito publicado en el periódico venezolano El Nacional el viaje de Maduro y acerca de su primera preparada nos dijo “En Rusia fue recibido por el vicecanciller y le quedaron las orejas tan frías como sus aspiraciones de lograr ayuda en efectivo. Y es que Putin estaba ocupado lavando sus propios platos y por lo tanto no tenía mucho en común con su otrora aliado a pesar de los más de…

BLACK & WHITE ESSAY : THE STORY OF DUNCAN BRADFORD'S FOLEY ON THE HONDURAN BAY ISLAND OF UTILA

Monthly news magazine for Roatan,
Utila & Guanaja

August, 2005 Vol.3 No. 8













feature story / editorial / local news / business


Words and Photos by Thomas Tomczyk









Utila seems to attract eccentric characters from everywhere. Visionaries, artists and characters have looked to Utila as an escape to make their impact on the world. Some of them succeeded, many failed, but all left a mark.







One of the most fascinating sights on Utila is a semi-deserted group of structures overlooking Sandy Bay from between giant oak trees. It is just a shadow of the fruits of the labor of dozens of people who have tried and failed to create the premiere hotel of the Caribbean. 







What remains is a folly, still dominating enough to make anyone wonder about its original visionary: Bradford Duncan.




Welcome to Duncan's folly. The seven-building compound was planned so that the to-be Crown Colony Hotel would be independent for power, water and sewage disposal. There was a power generator building, with a 60-foot concr…

STRATFOR ANALYSIS: A TAKE ON THE PARIS ATTACKS

A War Between Two Worlds


Geopolitical Weekly





JANUARY 13, 2015 | 09:00 GMT 


Stratfor


By George Friedman







The murders of cartoonists who made fun of Islam and of Jews shopping for their Sabbath meals by Islamists in Paris last week have galvanized the world.



 A galvanized world is always dangerous.

 Galvanized people can do careless things. It is in the extreme and emotion-laden moments that distance and coolness are most required. I am tempted to howl in rage. It is not my place to do so. My job is to try to dissect the event, place it in context and try to understand what has happened and why. From that, after the rage cools, plans for action can be made. Rage has its place, but actions must be taken with discipline and thought.





I have found that in thinking about things geopolitically, I can cool my own rage and find, if not meaning, at least explanation for events such as these. As it happens, my new book will be published on Jan. 27. Titled Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe, it is …

AFRICA IS LEARNING A VALUABLE LESSON ABOUT INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

The Economist explains

Why Africa is becoming less dependent on commodities





Jan 11th 2015, 23:50 BY C.W.





FOR DECADES commodities have shaped Africa’s economic growth. When prices were high, growth was good; when prices dipped, so did the continent. But that is slowly changing. Despite big commodity-price falls this year—oil is down by 50%—the continent will probably grow by 5% in 2015 (and more in the following years). While lots of African currencies lost value in 2014, they have performed much better than during other periods when commodity prices were falling. 





Few African countries will fall into recession in 2015—unlike other commodity exporters such as Russia and Venezuela. Why is Africa doing better than many expected?




Two reasons stand out. First, the continent's economic growth is coming from other places. Governments have worked hard to make life easy for investors. 




The World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report revealed that in 2013-14 Sub-Saharan Africa made more regulator…

GAME CHANGER FOR THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

US almost ready to consider loosening trucking curbs




By: AJOT



 | Jan 12 2015 at 04:01 PM |

Intermodal







The U.S. Department of Transportation will soon be ready to consider lifting restrictions on Mexican trucking firms seeking to operate throughout the United States, Mexico’s Communications and Transport Ministry said.




Mexico and the United States have been locked in a long-running dispute over granting Mexican truckers unlimited access to the United States, and a bilateral accord in 2011 set in motion a pilot program to phase out existing restrictions.





Mexican transport associations say U.S. curbs mean most truckers cannot deliver goods throughout the United States and must unload their cargo in border regions, putting them at a disadvantage to U.S. competitors who have access to Mexico.




U.S. curbs have persisted in spite of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement between Mexico, Canada and the United States, which in theory allows Mexico’s truckers to engage in long-haul operations ins…