Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Uruguay Increases Meat Exports Montevideo, April 21(Prensa Latina) Meat exports in Uruguay increased by 15 percent this year and the main buyers were China and the European Union, according to reports. Brazilian Economy to Grow 3 Percent in 2018, Minister Says Brasilia, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian economy will experience a growth of 3 percent this year and in 2019 , the new Minister of Finance, Eduardo Guardia, reaffirmed today. First National Seed Fair Begins in Cuba Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The First National Seed Fair begins today here to promote exchange of experiences and knowledge, to raise the yields of the country's main crops. Bolivia Continues to Increase Gas Reserves, Evo Morales Says La Paz, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) With the discovery of another gas reserve in the province of Gran Chaco, Bolivia continues to increase its hydrocarbon reserves, President Evo Morales said. Raul Castro Rejects Strengthening of U.S. Blockade of Cuba Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Raul Castro rejected the strengthening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the U.S. government has imposed on Cuba for more than half a century. UK's Brexit Considered Costly for Tax Payers London, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) A report of the strategic cabinet Global Future said today all outcomes of the British exit from the European Union (Brexit) will cost dearly to the tax payers. Bolivia, Peru to Boost Bi-Oceanic Train La Paz, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The inauguration this month of the Binational Service Center of Desaguadero Border will enable the presidents of Bolivia and Peru to address the implementation of the bioceanic train, official sources reported. Peruvian Gastronomy at Cuba's Most Cosmopolitan Hotel Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Habana Libre Tryp Hotel executives announced today that this facility, the most cosmopolitan in Cuba, will host a festival of Peruvian food on April 24-28, with traditional dishes. Bolivia to Invest More Than 1 Billion Dollar in Roads La Paz, April 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Road Administration (ABC) will invest this year at about 1.43 billion dollars in the building of 739 kilometers of additional paths on the Bolivia Road Network ,local media indicated Wednesday. Cuba Shows Active Presence at UN Economic and Social Council United Nations, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is among the most active countries in the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and its presence is confirmed today in five commissions of this body. Cayo Santa Maria to Host FITCuba 2018 Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Organizers for the 38th Cuba's International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2018) are putting the finishingt ouches on the event, to be held from May 2 to 6 on Cayo Santa Maria, in central Villa Clara province. Worldsteel Raises Forecast for 2018 Global Steel Demand Growth to 1.8 London, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Global steel demand will grow 1.8 percent this year and 0.7 percent next year, driven by favorable world economic momentum, though the market faces risks from rising trade tensions, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) said today. Uruguay Reports Increase in Tourist Arrivals in March Montevideo, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) At the end of the first quarter of 2018, tourist arrivals in Uruguay increased 10.2 percent, accounting for 1.5 million foreign visitors, Uruguayan Tourist Minister Lilian Kechichian said. Trade with Neighboring Nations Brings Millions in Income to Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia earned 855.422 million dollars in the last year through exports of various products to neighboring countries, the Foreign Ministry reported today. Japan and China Worry Over Possible Trade War Tokyo, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Japan and China expressed today their worries over a possible development of a trade war, prodded by the U.S. protectionist strategies. Nepal Conducts its First Economic Census Katmandu, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Nepal is currently holding its first national economic census to collect the database of all business activities in the production and distribution of goods and services in all sectors. West African Organization Extends Presence in Guinea-Bissau Lomé, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Community of West African States (CEDEAO) agreed today at an extraordinary summit to extend the mandate of its Mission in Guinea-Bissau to support the solution of the internal political conflict. Bolivian Gov't to Increase Social Housing La Paz, Apr 14(Prensa Latina) The Bolivian acting president, Alvaro Garcia Linera, has assured the government will continue building social housing to benefit the neediest sectors of the population. Venezuela Suspends Relations with Another 50 Panamanian Companies Caracas, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government is extending protection measures to the national economy today after suspending economic, commercial and financial relations with another 50 Panamanian companies for 90 days. Uganda to Build Refinery in Center-West of the Country Kampala, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The Ugandan government signed an agreement with a consortium of US and Italian firms to finance and build a refinery in the Hoima district (center-west).