Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Witnesses Describe Terrifying Attack at University in Nicaragua Managua, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Gangsters, bums and armed robbers were taking over the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN-Managua), a witness said today when he revealed crimes committed by these criminals. Saint Vincent PM Highlights Importance of Forum of Sao Paulo (+foto) Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves stated here Friday that the 24th edition of the Forum of Sao Paulo constitutes a good stage to defend the sovereignty of Latin American and Caribbean nations. Four Police Officers Assassinated in Nicaragua Managua, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The National Police of Nicaragua confirmed that four law-enforcement agents were assassinated in Morrito, a municipality in the department of Rio San Juan, amid the wave of violence that persists in the country today. Caribbean Countries Asked to Include Disaster Management in Budgets Bridgetown, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior of Barbados, Gayle Francios-Vaughan, asked that management of emergencies and preparation for disasters are integrated to the budgets of Caribbean countries. Protests Staged Against Rise in Electricity Price in Panama Panama, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The crisis set up by the increase in the electricity tariff has now taken on nuances of the beginning of a popular rebellion, while leaders of opinion who defend the system are making dramatic calls for dialogue to prevent a social uprising. Panama President Retreating in Face of Protests Over Increased Power Tariffs Panama, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Panama President, Juan Carlos Varela, admitted protests over higher power tariffs created a crisis and left open the possibility of revoking it, in the face of mounting demonstrations today demanding its elimination. Criminal Gang Members Arrested in Honduras Tegucigalpa, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Four members of the mara Salvatrucha (criminal gang) were arrested today by Honduran police during an operation in the Central District, where they confiscated firearms and drugs. Nicaraguan Army Rejects Slanderous Campaign Managua, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan Army rejected today what it described as a slanderous campaign against it, supported by the manipulation of false images to distort its work in the context of the crisis that persists in the country today. Strong Protests in Panama due to Higher Power Tariffs Panamá, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The increase in power tariffs in Panama due to government non-compliance, generated protests that went violent and are to continue today with pacific summons amid a public debate in the media and on the streets. Nicaraguan University Denounces Attack on Teachers Managua, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (Unam-Managua) denounced the attack on one of its teachers by criminals, in the context of the socio-political crisis which continues in the country today. Potential Medical Cannabis Industry in Jamaica, Says Expert Kingston, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) A wide margin exists in Jamaica to develop a medical marijuana industry, said Lincoln Allen, Executive Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA). Guatemalan Students Restart Classes after Natural Disaster Guatemala, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) Almost 12,000 students are restarting classes today in Escuintla and San Juan Alotenango, Sacatepequez, two of the most affected departments by the eruption of Fuego volcano on June 3. Morena Questions Electoral Results in Puebla, Mexico Mexico, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The National Regeneration Movement (Morena) collects evidence and arguments about an alleged fraud on July 1 elections for governor in Puebla, a claim that the Morena''s leader asked to be peaceful and in compliance with the law. Frente Amplio of Costa Rica Stresses Importance of Sao Paulo Forum San José, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of Frente Amplio (FA) of Costa Rica, Antonio Ortega, stressed here the importance of the Sao Paulo Forum for the progressive parties of Latin America and the Caribbean in the exchange of experiences. Caricom Summit Ends Today after Intense Deliberations Montego Bay, Jamaica, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The 39th heads of State Conference of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) concludes today after three days of intense deliberations and a record assistance compared to previous meetings. Haiti: Tension Heats Up with Possible Hike in Fuel Prices Port au Prince, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Tension heats up in Haiti after the threat of transport trade union leaders who announced mobilizations nation-wide if fuel prices go up. Trade Convention Trinidad and Tobago TIC 2018 Opens Today Port of Spain, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The 17th edition of the Trade and Investment Convention (TIC 2018) starts today in this capital with almost three thousand participants of 42 countries, mainly from the Caribbean and Latin America. Policeman is Kidnapped in Jinotepe, Nicaragua Managua, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Armed groups kidnapped a police agent and a worker in Jinotepe, Carazo, in the context of the socio-political crisis unleashed more than two months ago in the country, media reported today. Retention of Central American Truckers in Nicaragua Denounced Managua, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Central American ambassadors and members of the Regional Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) today denounced the retention of more than 400 cargo truckers due to roadblocks in Jinotepe, in the Nicaraguan department of Carazo. Costa Rica's Membership to OCED, Priority of New Minister San José, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Trade Minister of Costa Rica, Dyala Jimenez, assured today that the membership of Costa Rica to the Organization of Cooperation and Economic Development (OCED) is the priority of her tenure.