Category Archives: India

Haiti in Club Med Revival: Destination Haiti

Haiti in Club Med Revival: Destination Haiti

Lucio Garcia-Mansilla had long heard about the former Club Med property tucked along the Haitian Riviera, 123 acres lined with lush vegetation and a mile-long expanse of white sand.
But it wasn’t until decades later — when Haiti’s investment climate began to welcome international brands — that the Argentine founder of Colombia-based Decameron Hotels & Resorts would get there.

Read Jacqueline Charles’ article here:
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China not Amused by Taiwan’s 1st Female President

China not Amused by Taiwan’s 1st Female President

“Sisters are doing it for themselves”, and their broth-ers seem not to be cool with that. For example, Tai-wan elected Tsai Ing-wen as its first female presi-dent Saturday, handing her pro-independence party its first majority in the national legislature and reject-ing the China-friendly party that has led the self-governing island for eight years.

The result seems to be deeply unsettling to China, which may respond by further reducing Taipei’s al-ready limited ability to win diplomatic allies and participate in international organizations.

In a statement issued after Tsai’s win, the Chinese Cabinet’s body for handling Taiwan affairs reaf-firmed its opposition to Taiwan independence, but said it would work to maintain peace and stability between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait. It’s the Asian Century just in case you’re not paying attention.

Read ABC News Christopher Bodeen and Ralph Jennings article here:
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New Congress in Venezuela Anticipates Tension

Venezuela

Well, yeah, what did you expect?

In what’s likely a sign of things to come, the inaugural session of Venezuela’s National Assembly on Tuesday devolved into shouting, shoving and recrimination as the opposition took control of the body for the first time in 17 years.

The ruling-party delegation, long accustomed to holding sway in the legislature, stormed out of congress as they accused their rivals of violating internal regulations.

But beyond the posturing and brinkmanship, the opposition bloc laid out the guidelines of what they said would be their program to rescue the country.

Read Jim Wyss’ Miami Herald article here:
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Playboy In India To Focus On Glamour Not Sex, Yeah Right

Given that the Playboy Club isn’t exactly a big brand back here in the U.S.A., it is somewhat surprising that the newly developing world is resurrecting a relic.  An example, India is set to get its first Playboy club next month, with demurely dressed bunnies and a focus on glamour instead of sex.

The club’s promoters are striving to recast the Playboy brand so that it won’t spark a backlash in a country that has only slowly come to terms with deep kisses on the big screen. That means there won’t be nudity, but there will be bunnies – though whether they will sport bodices, bunny ears and cotton tails remains in question.  Is there an Indian Hugh Hefner?

Read Ericka Kinetz’s Miami Herald article here:

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Global Economy Changes Mumbai’s Local Economy

India is rightly placed as one of the BRIC countries.  However of the BRIC countries, it gets the least press, at least in these parts.  Every other of the BRIC countries has a significant footprint in Miami.  Yes, the Brazilians are in Aventura, the Russians are in North Miami, and the Chinese are taking over FIU, but the Indians?  The Indians are trickling in, and not in large concentration or numbers.  That may change if India’s economy starts to flex its muscles a bit, as it is showing signs of doing.  No city in India is as cosmopolitan as Mumbai.  And as Mumbai goes, so goes the rest of India, eventually.  But at the same time, few places on earth transform themselves as quickly as Mumbai.

Read Michael Snyder’s Washington Post article here:

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Global Economy Changes Mumbai’s Local Economy

Gandhi is Back in India, Sort of

Politics 101:  When things are going as well as you’d like, you throw out an old name that conjures up images of the glory days gone by.  If you’re a Republican, it’s Reagan.  If you’re a Democrat, it’s Clinton.  If you’re Indian, it’s Gandhi.  In a move straight out of the old Political Hack Handbook, the latest heir apparent to India’s oldest and most powerful political dynasty was elevated recently to the ruling Congress party’s second-highest post, a move that the party hopes will revive its fortunes ahead of national elections expected later this year.  There’s a script that is tried all over the world.

Read Rama Lakshmi Washington Post article here:

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Gandhi is Back in India, Sort of