BRICS Developments, September 24th, 2014
September 24, 2014 • 10:06PM

President Xi Calls for a 'Dialogue of Cultures' at Confucius Celebration

In a key-note speech at the International Conference Commemorating the 2565th Anniversary of the birth of Confucius and the fifth Congress of the International Confucian Association, President Xi Jinping called for a dialogue among cultures. "Culture is the soul of a nation," President Xi said.

Central Asian Reps Praise New Silk Road in NY Forum

Central Asian countries welcomed the New Silk Road Economic Belt at an event today in New York City sponsored by the Asia Society. "Central Asia is the largest land-locked region in the world," said Erlan Idrissov, the foreign minister of Kazakhstan.

Argentine President at UNGA: Peace and Development, Without Vultures, are the Antidote to Terrorism of all Kinds

In her speech today at the UN General Assembly, which was punctuated several times by applause, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner thanked that body for its overwhelming support of Argentina in its battle against the predatory vulture funds, and denounced the latter as "financial and economic terrorists" which destabilize economies, and create "hunger, poverty and misery" as a result of their unbridled speculation.

Brazilian Election A Battle Over BRICS or Trans-Atlantic System

Brazil's October presidential election will decide whether Brazil continues to play a role in creating the new world order with the rest of the BRICS nations, or if it will jump back aboard the Trans-Atlantic Titanic, just as it goes down.