Daily Archives: 02/16/2013

Ecuador’s New Deal: Nothing Succeeds Like Success

Ecuador’s New Deal: Nothing Succeeds Like Success

Rafael Correa

Rafael Correa

Mark Weisbrot  The Guardian Unlimited, February 15, 2013

En Español   See article on original website

Rafael Correa is far ahead of his nearest rival in Sunday’s presidential election in Ecuador, and expected to easily win another four year presidential term. It’s not hard to see why.

Unemployment fell to 4.1 percent by the end of last year – a record low for at least 25 years. Poverty has fallen by 27 percent since 2006. Public spending on education has more than doubled, in real (inflation- adjusted) terms. Increased health care spending has expanded access to medical care, and other social spending has also increased substantially, including a vast expansion of government-subsidized housing credit.   Continue reading

GTLime -12: weekend in Orlando Florida – June 7-8 2013

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Life is what happens when you least expect it – Ron Cheong

Life is what happens when you least expect it

Life1– Ron Cheong

Remarking on the phenomenon that  Guyanese can now be found around the world, including some of the most unlikely places, Guyana Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett recently told the story of a Guyanese diplomat on business in Iceland to a Diaspora gathering in Toronto.

The set up for the story is that diplomatic life can sometimes feel somewhat like living in a glass bowl.  The anonymity that we can enjoy more or less at will is less available to those in that line of occupation.  Welcoming the opportunity to let down his hair at the end of the day in Iceland, he hailed a taxi and got in.  At which time the driver turned around and said, “Wha happenin bro.”

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The Door – funny

The Door

The  door

The door

Whew! What a relief to learn this…

Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was?
Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.   Continue reading