Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Europe to Update Commercial Agreement with Mexico Brussels, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) has announced today that it expects to shortly seal the updating of a trade agreement with Mexico, in which the two sides would be benefitted. Mexicans Get Married Less and Divorce More Mexico, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Mexicans marry less and divorce more, so that singleness should be considered a normal condition and not a problem, affirms sociologist Olivia Tena. Piñera Leans to the Right With His Cabinet in Chile Santiago de Chile, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Without a doubt, Chilean President-elect Sebastián Piñera today announced his ministerial cabinet with a marked accent to the right, distancing itself from the centrist platform that characterized its electoral campaign. IMF Forecasts World Economy Recovery Davos, Switzerland, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reviewed up here today its forecast of world growth for 2018. Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria Presidents Meet in Abuja Abuja, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Equatorial Guinea, Theodore Obiang Nguema, and Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, met today behind closed doors in the Buhari''s Government House. Global Foreign Direct Investment Stepped Back in 2017 Geneva, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The global flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2017 fell by 16 percent, from 1.8 billion dollars in 2016 to 1.5 billion, according to a new report released by UNCTAD. Campaign for No in Ecuador Referendum Visits Quake Hit Area Quito, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for the No in the referendum on February 4 visits Manabí, the epicenter of the April 2016 earthquake, to discuss the negative implications of the proposed reforms. Philippines Volcano Increases Activity Manila, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Mayon volcano, located in the eastern part of the Philippines, threw off violent emissions of gases and ashes as a result of the interaction between magma and undergroundwater. Evacuation of 1,500 People in the UK Due to Gas Leak London, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Around 1,500 people were evacuated today due to a gas leak in central London, which also caused interruptions in the transportation system. Italian Survey Predicts Youth Abstention Rate by Almost 50 Percent Rome, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Some 48 percent of Italians between 18 and 25 years old will abstain from participating in the legislative elections on March 4, according to the results of a survey released here today. Lula's Hasty Trial Is Considered A Brutal Attack on Democracy Brasilia, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva''s hasty second-instance trial constitutes ''a brutal attack on democracy,'' said Guilherme Boulos, leader of the Workers Without Home Movement (MTST). Comprehensive Agenda at 48th Davos Forum Davos, Switzerland, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The 48th World Economic Forum opened today here with participation of 3,000 business people and representatives of social and cultural organizations, who will debate a comprehensive agenda that ranges from international collaboration to future global challenges. Gabon Government Joins Africa Adaptation Initiative Libreville, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The government of Gabon joined the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI), created to implement measures to deal with losses and damages in Africa, the national press reported today. Angola Finds Largest Colorful Diamond in Lulo Mine Luanda, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Australian Lucapa Diamond Company announced today the discovery of the largest colorful diamond extracted from the Lulo mine in the northern Angolan province of Lunda Norte. Canada-Cuba Workshop on Climate Change Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) A workshop on climate change and its main consequences for life on the planet will be held today, focusing on issues such as resilience and mitigation, among the most significant. Bolivia Appoints New Presidency and Defense Ministers La Paz, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has appointed Alfredo Rada and Javier Zavaleta, as the new ministers of the Presidency and Defense, respectively, during a ceremony held at the Government Palace today. Oil Market Closes Near US $70 a Barrel London, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The price of oil continued today to rise and was close to US$70 dollars a barrel, supported by forecasts of global economic expansion and production cuts led by OPEC. Japan Volcano Eruption Kills One, Injures 11 Tokyo, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The eruption of the Kusatsu-Shirane volcano in Gunma Prefecture in this country, killed a Self-Defense Force member and wounded 11 other people. Bolivia: Five Top Commitments for an Immediate Future La Paz, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia has an immediate challenge to achieve, five commitments for its future, highlighted this country''s president Evo Morales as he presented the annual state report before the parliament. Iran Denies Negotiations with Europe on Missiles Tehran, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has denied some reports on alleged negotiations with Europe on the missile program of the Iranian country and its presence in the Middle East.