Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina 2018: critical year to consolidate peace in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23754&SEO=2018-critical-year-to-consolidate-peace-in-colombia More than a year after the historic agreement with the FARC-EP, strengthening its implementation and advancing negotiations with the ELN insurgent constitute challenges in search of a total peace for Colombia. Russia describes U.S. president’s position as aggressive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23702&SEO=russia-describes-u.s.-presidents-position-as-aggressive The representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Serguei Lavrov, analized the geopolitical relations in 2017 and its implications with Russia. Lavrov insisted on the need to double down the diplomatic efforts with the United States Brooklyn Bridge: a symbol of New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23656&SEO=brooklyn-bridge-a-symbol-of-new-york The Brooklyn Bridge, located in the city of New York, connects the districts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. We have the history of that emblematic construction of the United States. Musician Arturo O’Farrill gives concert in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23642&SEO=musician-arturo-ofarrill-gives-concert-in-havana The four times Grammy winner Arturo O’Farrill is in Havana and has shared scenario with Cuban musicians at the club La Zorra y el Cuervo. The composer offered an exclusive interview to PLTV. Tea: An Essential Drink in Chinese Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23591&SEO=tea-an-essential-drink-in-chinese-culture The Chinese tea was the origin of a drink that has been extended worldwide ... the exportation of the tea plant started over 2000 years ago and in the Asian giant has evolved into a complete cultural tradition. Cuba to host Esperanto congress in 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23551&SEO=cuba-to-host-esperanto-congress-in-2018 Esperanto is a modern language... its purpose is to achieve the understanding of human beings. Currently it is one of the 64 languages included in the Google translator and in Wikipedia; it occupies the 22 position ahead of the Arabic and the Danish. Ecological houses built in Brasilia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23473&SEO=ecological-houses-built-in-brasilia 30 kilometers from the center of Brasilia, the movement of workers without ceiling started the construction of ecological houses for the inhabitants of the favela sol naciente, one of the largest in Brazil. Our correspondent Adriana Robreno was there and brings us details of this project. Ecological houses built in Brasilia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23469&SEO=ecological-houses-built-in-brasilia 30 kilometers from the center of Brasilia, the movement of workers without ceiling started the construction of ecological houses for the inhabitants of the favela sol naciente, one of the largest in Brazil. Our correspondent Adriana Robreno was there and brings us details of this project. Egyptian presidential elections to be held in March http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23430&SEO=egyptian-presidential-elections-to-be-held-in-march The presidential elections of Egypt will have their first voting round at the end of March, as the national electoral authority announced this week. The entity stated that the procedures previous to this process will initiate at the end of January. Russia-USA relations deteriorate in view of elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23374&SEO=russia-usa-relations-deteriorate-in-view-of-elections One of the electoral promises of Donald Trump, was to improve relations with Russia... however, the intentions vanished due to the anti-Russian policy unleashed in the US congress. Vivir del cuento wins the hearts of the Cuban public http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23252&SEO=vivir-del-cuento-wins-the-hearts-of-the-cuban-public The Cuban sitcom Vivir del Cuento has won the hearts of the public. Its characters provide weekly a fun and enjoyable episode. International situation affected world economy in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23211&SEO=international-situation-affected-world-economy-in-2017 The world’s economy growth estimates in 2017 are expected to be slightly above the 3% after several years of deceleration. Still too slow to guarantee the fulfillment of the citizen’s expectation in the advanced and emergent countries. Which will stop the progress towards the Objectives of Sustainable Development, mainly the eradication of extreme poverty and the creation of decent employment for everyone. The journalist Edisvel Perez Borrego summarizes the topic in the following report. Foreign investiment and tourism in Egypt decrease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23197&SEO=foreign-investiment-and-tourism-in-egypt-decrease The deterioration of the economic and financial situation was one of the events that marked Egypt this 2017. Since 2011 the arab nation started to suffer the effects of the decrease of the foreign investments alongside a deep depresion of the touristic area, however the government has attempted to mitigate with several measures the effect of the foreign currencies shortage. Foreign investment and tourism in Egypt decrease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=23192&SEO=foreign-investment-and-tourism-in-egypt-decrease The deterioration of the economic and financial situation was one of the events that marked Egypt this 2017… since 2011 the arab nation started to suffer the effects of the decrease of the foreign investments alongside a deep depresion of the touristic area, however the government has attempted to mitigate with several measures the effect of the foreign currencies shortage. Science and environment in 365 days http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=22996&SEO=science-and-environment-in-365-days In this 2017 the caribbean region has been hit by strong hurricanes. Earthquakes have shaken entire countries, climate change continues to take its toll on everyone on earth, even those who fight for a better planet. More details of the environmental and science and technical events in the following summary of the journalist Sahay Etayo. Cuba, PL TV, Prensa Latina, hurricanes, climate change Lula Heads the Polls for 2018 Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=22959&SEO=lula-heads-the-polls-for-2018-presidential-elections The judicial hunt against the former president of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, was intensified this 2017. Despite that, and of the media campaign against him, the leader of the party of the workers led all the surveys towards the presidentials elections of 2018. China: unemployment rate registered record low since 2008 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=22784&SEO=china-unemployment-rate-registered-record-low-since-2008 The uneymploment rate in chinese cities registered in the three point ninety five percent at the end of the third quarter of the year, setting the lowest level since 2008. The figures are a result of several policies introduced by the chinese government in order to stop the uneymploment in the country. more details with our colleague Isaura Diez Cuba held several important musical events in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=22728&SEO=cuba-held-several-important-musical-events-in-2017 In 2017 Cuba was stage for several cultural event related to the music, among them the celebration of the International Jazz Day, La Fiesta del Tambor, the Young Jazzists’s Festival Havana World Music and Cubadisco 2017. With more details on this year’s work of the artists of the National Center of Popular Music, the journalist Evelyn Leyva Romero. Denunciations against president Michel Temer Characterize Year In Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=22592&SEO=denunciations-against-president-michel-temer-characterize-year-in-brazil In 2017 the de facto president of Brazil Michel Temer was denounced two times by the general attorney, however, he was acquited from the investigations. Our correspondant in brazilia, Adriana Robreño, reminds us of those events. Meeting impressionism at Musée d’Orsay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=22183&SEO=meeting-impressionism-at-musee-dorsay Paris, the capital of France exhibits must-see places ... Art has its place in the Musée d'Orsay that shows the most relevant art of the nineteenth century. Let's see the following work by the journalist Luisa María González.