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Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – August 20-21, 2017

News – 21 August 2017

Oil & Gas: Prospects for Guyana: Highlights – Moray House Trust Symposium Video

Oil & Gas: Prospects for Guyana: Highlights -Video

Published on Mar 20, 2017 – In March 2017, Moray House Trust held its first symposium on the topic,”Oil & Gas: Prospects for Guyana”. These are some highlights from the evening.

U.S. International Trade Update – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

US Total Imports & Exports of Goods & Services 2008-2016

During the past week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) initiated events that will impact our trade relations with our top three trading partners—China, Canada, and Mexico.

On August 16th, USTR Robert Lighthizer opened the First Round of NAFTA Renegotiations with our Canadian and Mexican counterparts, a promise made by President Trump during his presidential campaign. In his Opening Statement, Ambassador Lighthizer noted:

This is a 23-year-old agreement and our economies are very different than they were in the 1990’s. We need to modernize or create provisions which protect digital trade and services trade, e-commerce, update customs procedures, protect intellectual property, improve energy provisions, enhance transparency rules, and promote science-based agricultural trade.

He pointed out that, while many Americans have benefited from NAFTA, “[w]e cannot ignore the huge trade deficits, the lost manufacturing jobs, the businesses that have closed or moved because of incentives — intended…

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Who was Robert E. Lee, the Confederate hero at heart of Charlottesville unrest

Who was Robert E. Lee, the Confederate hero at heart of Charlottesville unrest, and which other statues could be removed?

White supremacists at statue of Robert E. Lee at rally in Charlottesville.Virginia

Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee was vilified in the North during the Civil War only to be transformed in the decades afterward into a heroic icon of “The Lost Cause,” admired by many on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.

Today, many view him as a symbol of racism and America’s slave-holding history. His transformation – at the centre of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia – reflects the changing moods in the United States around race, mythology and national reconciliation.  Continue reading

USA: Why the deep state hates Putin – By Chris Kanthan

USA: Why the deep state hates Putin

Since World War II, America’s knee-jerk response to any diplomatic challenge has been to bully or bomb.

Russophobia in America today is as intense as it was at the height of Cold War when terrified school kids had “Duck and Cover” drills and the public was obsessed with bomb shelters. However, all the drama about Russian hacking and collusion are smokescreen. The real conflict is about geopolitical power struggle for world domination, which involves hundreds of trillions of dollars, massive egos of Machiavellian elites, and nations driven by memory of the past and visions of the future.
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