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"Color pictorial map. A most attractively designed map by Ernest Dudley Chase, the cartouche featuring intricately drawn vignette images of important buildings, scenic spots in South America and portrait of Simon Bolivar. In addition, on the map there are small vignettes featuring the attractions of the countries: Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, British, Dutch, and French Guiana. Shows Moore-McCormack cruise routes from New York to South America. The map is decorated with pink, black and yellow compass. Relief shown pictorially."Go see here
What is it with US news channels and complete mind-numbing ignorance about the rest of the world, anyhow?
Let it be known that the US left* is equally ignorant as the right, this is MSNBC and not Fox News:
UPDATE: Reader 'JE' mails in to agree and add a thought or two:
This has been a frustration of mine for many years. American news media, especially TV, is woefully ignorant on international affairs. So the average American knows next to nothing about what’s going on outside the US. This country is probably one of the most provincial in the world, and that ignorance extends to many in the government. That should be frightening to you folks. Of course, many people outside the US think this country is accurately represented by our entertainment industry.
*Though let's be clear, the USA's idea of left wing is better described as something a leeetle leetle less right wing than the right.
This Thing: From Petaquilla Minerals:
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2014) - Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. ("Petaquilla" or the "Company") (PTQ.TO)(PTQMF)(P7Z.F) confirms the Company is in the advanced stages of a negotiation process, the conclusion of which will result in a major material event for the Company and its shareholders. All parties involved expect the aforementioned negotiations to close by the end of February 2014.That Thing: From Minera Panamá, subsidiary of First Quantum (FM.to):
PS: Tomorrow is March.Note of ClarificationRecent newspaper reports in Panama (Panama America: February 13th, 20th, and 26th) have suggested that MPSA is engaged in mediation with Petaquilla Minerals. This is false. There is absolutely no mediation taking place. MPSA has complied at all times with its contractual obligations with Petaquilla.Local authorities and the DNRM, a sub-section of the Ministry for Industry and Commerce, have sought Petaquilla and MPSA to work together to ease community concerns in the Donoso region. These concerns do not relate to the operations of MPSA.
General Moly Inc Advice in relation to financing of the Mt Hope molybdenum project, USA, culminating in the strategic investment by Hanlong Group, and offtake rights, accompanied by commitment to procure long term project debt from Chinese banks; stage 1 of investment completed.
- General Moly Inc Advice in relation to financing of the Mt Hope molybdenum project, USA.
(Reuters) - China unveiled dramatic details of charges against a former mining magnate on Thursday, accusing him of crimes ranging from murder to gun-running and extortion as part of a "mafia-style" gang he led.In an announcement carried by the official Xinhua news agency, prosecutors in central China said they had laid charges against the former chairman of Hanlong Mining, which had tried to take over Australia's Sundance Resources Ltd.Police last year announced the detention of Liu Han and an investigation into his younger brother Liu Yong - also known as Liu Wei - on suspicion of criminal activities.Prosecutors in the Hubei province said continues here
And this Sam Lin guy is an interesting character. Hoodathunk an ex-Goldman Sachs analyst would find a job at Cutfield and then meet great success with his dealings for Hanlong, eh?
This is what they wrote:
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2014) - South American Silver Corp. (SOHAF)(SAC.TO)(TSX:SAC.B) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it will be changing its name to TriMetals Mining Inc.The Company believes that the new name, TriMetals Mining Inc., more accurately reflects the Company's expanded focus in terms of both metals and jurisdictions, particularly following the expropriation of its Malku Khota silver-indium project in Bolivia in 2012 and the acquisition of High Desert Gold Corporation and its Gold Spring gold-silver project along the Nevada/Utah border in late 2013.The name change is expected to become effective in late March after the PDAC. The Company will continue to be listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and, once the name change is completed, will trade under the new trading symbols "TMI" and "TMI.B". The trading symbols on the US OTCQX are still pending and will be announced once they are known.According to Ralph Fitch, President and CEO of the Company, "Given that the Company is now focused on the exploration and development of gold and copper projects in the Americas, along with the international arbitration case against the Bolivian government, we feel that a new name and image is appropriate. We believe that this new name and image more accurately reflect the focus and activities of the Company."The Company will be participating in the upcoming Toronto PDAC Conference from March 2-6. Visitors to the SASC Booth #3030 at the PDAC are encouraged to visit and discuss the Company's activities with the SASC management who will be attending the Conference.About South American Silver Corp.:
And this is what it means:
Subject: Exploration and Development - Rising gold price environment prompts target revisions - Gold price curve revised up 4-5% to a LT price of US$1,445* Rising gold price environment prompts target revisions - Gold price curve revised up 4-5% to a LT price of US$1,445Joe Mazumdar, 604.643.0272Scott McLean,John Kratochwil, 416.869.6592Gold price curve revised up 4-5% to a LT price of US$1,445At the time of our last review we revised our forward curve slightly lower as the gold price had only risen 4% year-to-date at the time. At the time of writing, the gold price has risen 11% year-to-date to ~US$1,340 per ounce. In an effort to keep our targets and recommendations up-to-date in the face of a changing market environment, we revised our gold price curve again. This revision was higher (4-5%) leading to a long-term (LT) forecast of US$1,445 per ounce versus our previous LT forecast of US$1,391.Average upward revision of 15-18% in target prices with recommendations in tactThis resulted in a positive impact for the majority of our coverage universe with upward revisions in the target prices up to...(and it continues on and on and on)
At least real whores don't try to hide it.
Two gunmen shot and killed Yonni Steven Caicedo, a 21-year-old Colombian cameraman for TV Noticias and Más Noticias, on Feb. 19 in the Comuna 12 section of the city of Buenaventura, according to the the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP).
Caicedo started receiving death threats seven months ago, which forced him to flee from Buenaventura for some time, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said. He had just returned to the city last month.
Although the police had encouraged the journalist to leave Buenaventura and offered some initial protection, RSF criticized authorities for not continuing to protect him.
“The police are well aware that the environment in which journalists operate is a minefield. Those investigating this journalist’s murder must actively consider the possibility that the motive was linked to his work,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the RSF's Americas desk.
Colombia's National Protection Agency (UNP) condemned Caicedo's death but said it had not been informed about the existence of death threats against him and continues here
"Everybody knows that Nadine not only has outsized power (in the government) but also illegitimate power, because it doesn't come from the voting booth"
"René Cornejo is a minister who's been house-trained by by Nadine Heredia, he's been domesticated by her. He knows the way the President works, that's to say that everything has to go via Nadine. That's his style of government, it's not going to change. Nadine has shown all her power (in the latest events)."
"All ministers are now more afraid than ever of Nadine because they see that she exercises the real power in the country, not the President and even less so the Prime Minister."
"We've elected a commander who only has the badges of authority, but sadly has no real authority."
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
To tell Uganda to go fuck themselves.
Thank you in advance for your patriotic support.
...as a gold stocks analyst after the way in which he couldn't see the most basic truths about Gold Resource Corp (GORO) is utterly beyond my ken.
Lawrence Williams is an idiot and a danger to any mining investor naive enough to believe his ridiculous tripe
Eleodoro Mayorga Alba
Lima – Peru, 1947.
Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Petroleum Engineering (1968).
Petrochemistry and Master of Industrial Management, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (1969 – 1972).
French Institute of Petroleum, Petroleum Economics, France (1974-1976).
Ph.D. in Mathematics applied to Economics, University of Paris X, France (1975 – 1977).
Laub & Quijandría Consultores y Abogados, Associate Consultant (since 2009) and Partner (since 2011).
The World Bank – Petroleum, Gas, Mines and Chemical Products Policy Unit. Senior Petroleum Economist (1993 – 2009).
The World Bank – Energy Division, Energy Expert (1991 – 1993).
Petroperú S.A., Economics Manager, Director and General Manager of the Camisea Project (1983 – 1991).
Trondheim Technical College, Project Evaluator (1977).
French Institute of Petroleum – Advanced National School of Petroleum and Engines, Assistant to the Academic Director (1976 – 1977).
Ministry of Energy and Mines, Hydrocarbon Sector Planner (1972 – 1975).
Petroperú – North-West Operations, Reservoir Engineer (1969).
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Preparation of loan and technical assistance operations in the oil and natural gas sector, including the development of new policies and regulations o ensure efficiency and transparency in management of extractive industry projects, as well as environmental protection and mitigation of the social impact during prospecting, development and transportation operations; preparation of technical-economic assessments and assistance in the solution of complex problems in the negotiations of the financing of oil and natural gas projects.
Strategic Planning teacher, Master’s Petroleum School of Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería.
Has been a teacher of the Refining course, Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (1973 – 1975).
Member of the Engineers Association.
Member of the International Association of Energy Economists, United States of America.
Former consultant of UNCTAD, ILO and UNDP.
Has published extensively on economics and energy.
English and French.
UPDATE: Rumour now that Castilla is getting the boot, too. Shall see about that, but there's enough hoo-hah being kicked up by the event that might get Humala to do the right thing. Equally, there has beena rumour floating around for a couple of weeks that Ghezzi is lined up for the Finmin's job. What a freakin' joke of a way to run a government, seriously.
UPDATE 2: Castilla's staying at his post, not going anywhere, we now hear. As you were,
Glad you heard about it in today's NR
IKN Weekly readers started hearing about it in IKN246, dated January 26th. Excerpt:
In other news, I need to chase up on unofficial jungledrums picked up in the last couple of days and will do so, but there’s a suddenly positive tone coming fromJust sayin'
La Arenaabout the chances of resource life extension for the oxide gold operation there.