Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Caribbean Countries to Improve Anti-Corruption Struggle Kingston, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) are meeting today until Friday, April 28th, to improve working methods and continue facilitating dialogue among the states. ECLAC Foresees Growth of 1.1% in Latin America, Caribbean Santiago, Chile, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean region will register an economic expansion of only 1.1 percent in 2017, mainly due to a decline of prices of South America''s primary goods, the Latin America and the Caribbean Commission (ECLAC) has projected. End of Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Asked in Mexico Mexico, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) Luis Raul Gonzalez reiterated the call to Mexican federal and state authorities for fighting against impunity, given the attacks and killings to which journalists are subject. Violence Causes New Victims in Mexican Guerrero State Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An armed group of at least 60 men with military outfit arrived in a mountain village in the state of Guerrero, where they executed four men and sowed panic, according to reports today. Cuba Gets First Medal in Special Olympiads Panama, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba won its first medal at the 3rd Special Olympiads, being held in Panama, with swimmer Lizandra Utria, one of the six athletes from the island in the competition, winning bronze in the 50 meters backstroke, a performance she expects to repeat at the finals of the 50 meters freestyle at the Eileen Coparropa swimming pool. Nicaraguan People Strongly Supports Sandinista Government 24 de abril de 2017, 17:49Managua, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Government headed by President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo is strongly supported by the population in Nicaragua, with more than 70 percent, according to the most recent poll by the firm M&R Consultants. US Marlon Daniel to Conduct Symphony Orchestra of Cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) US Marlon Daniel will conduct for the first time in the Cuban capital the National Symphony Orchestra, in a presentation scheduled for the April 30, that entity confirmed today. The event will take place in Covarrubias hall of the National Theater, at 11:00 a.m. (local time), and will also feature pianist Gérard Aimontch. The Coup Ghost Continues Wandering Around Brazil, Dilma Rousseff Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The ghost of the coup continues wandering around Brazil, said former president Dilma Rousseff, who warned that reactionary forces could try to prevent an election victory of former president Inacio Lula da Silva. Several Thousands Indigenous Mexicans Await Sentences in Prisons Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Several thousand indigenous Mexicans have spent years in prison awaiting sentence, it was reported today. Honduran Police Seizes More than 500 Kilograms of Drug Tegucigalpa, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Honduran police seized more than 500 kilograms of drug in recent hours, authorities reported today. Cuban Songwriter and Singer Luiba Maria Hevia with New CD Havana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Liuba María Hevia is getting ready to finish the last details to release next May 2 in two digital platforms her new album ''Parallel Lives,'' which brings together songs in a duetto with Latin American artists. Government Inaction Behind Enforced Disappearances in Mexico Mexico, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The lack of clarification and condemnation of those who participated in enforced disappearances in Mexico is hidden behind the institutional inefficiency, the newspaper La Jornada highlights today. Owners of Papeles de Panama Office Released 22 de abril de 2017, 12:24Panama, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Court of Justice of Panama released today Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca, owners of the Mossack-Fonseca (MF) law firm charged with crimes against the economic order, on bail of $ one million USD. ALBA Petroleum Reaches Out to Salvadoran Fishing Cooperatives San Salvador, April 22 (Prensa Latina) Fuel sales are much more than a business for ALBA Petroleum, the Salvadoran market leader in social outreach. This present alliance with fishing cooperatives is currently marking a new landmark. Experts Denounced Mexican Gov't's Actions on Death of 43 Students 21 de abril de 2017, 18:28Mexico, April 21 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican authorities'' lack of speed in the search for the 43 Ayotzinapa students is a worrying issue for the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI). One Killed and Four Injured in Explosion at Jamaican Hotel 21 de abril de 2017, 16:57Kingston, April 21 (Prensa Latina) An explosion today inside the Riu Montego Bay Resort´s boiler room, located in the northwestern Jamaican Saint James parish, killed one employee and injured four other employees, official sources reported. Cuba, Mexico City Sign Health Agreements Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City''s head of government Miguel Angel Mancera and Cuban Public Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda signed two agreements on health cooperation. Bigote Gato, Curious Havana Restaurant Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) A curious restaurant in Havana catches travelers mainly from Europe who are traveling the streets of the Cuban capital these days, its peculiar name is Bigote Gato. Panama Hosts Latin American Special Olympics Games 21 de abril de 2017, 11:57Panama, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games, which today brings together more than 800 athletes and coaches from 21 countries stands out for the determination, skill, dedication, but above all, inclusion. Ex-Costa Rican Soccer Chief Banned For Life by FIFA San José, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The former president of the Costa Rican Football Association, Eduardo Li, was banned from the game for life by FIFA''s independent Ethics Committee today, the organization said. Cuba, Dom Rep Sign Immigration Agreements Santo Domingo, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Dominican authorities are concluding today the 9th round of talks on migration issues that will help strengthen relations between the two countries, Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister, Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, said. Turkey Promises to Strengthen Relations with Central America Istanbul, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Government promised to strengthen the relations with the Central American countries, during the second forum on cooperation between this country and the Central American Integration System (SICA), currently in session in this city. Mexican Company in Nicaragua Explores Business Opportunities in Cuba Managua, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican meet processing company SuKarne, leader to this sector in Central America, is currently exploring, from Nicaragua, opportunities for business with Cuba, source from the Cuban embassy in this country confirmed today. Olympic Silver Medallist Germaine Mason Dies in Motorcycle Crash Kingston,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Germaine Mason, the British athlete of Jamaican origine, who won a high jump silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, has died in a motorcycle accident in Jamaica. Cuba Highlights MNOAL's Validity at UN Geneva, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba highlighted the validity and relevance of the founding principles of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) at a difficult moment in the world at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Crimea Interested in Economic Ties with Latin America Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and the Crimea, in particular, are interested in multilateral cooperation with Latin America, said Georgi Muradov, deputy prime minister of the government and permanent representative of the Russian president in the aforementioned peninsula. Javier Duarte and the Freedom to Choose Prison in Guatemala Por Isabel Soto MayedoGuatemala, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The former governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, chose to remain in a military prison in Guatemala until the formal extradition request from the Enrique Peña Nieto government is received. Purchasing Power Loss in Mexico Denounced Mexico, April 19 (Prensa Latina) During the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Administration, those local minimum-wage workers lost 11.11 percent of purchasing power, according to the report. Mexico to TurnTrash into Energy to Light Up Metro Mexico, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City''s Thermovalorization plant will reportedly use garbage as fuel to illuminate the subway of this capital. San Kitts Government Condemns Violence Against Women Basseterre, Apr 19 (prensa Latina) Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris reportedly condemned a recent attack on two women in which one was killed. Guatemala Opens Regional Military Exercises with USA Guatemala, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Military Deputy Commander of U.S. Southern Command, Lieutenant General of the Army (LTG) Joseph P. DiSalvo, will open today in Guatemala the regional military exercises called Humanitarian Allied Forces (FAHUM), in which several countries are participating. Wildfires Lead to State of Emergency in Guatemala Guatemala, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The state of emergency, from today on, is in force in Guatemala to facilitate the control and extinction of forest fires, protect communities threatened by them and channel the budget necessary to face the emergency. World Bank Foresees Lat Am Economic Recovery in 2017 Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.5 percent in 2017, and 2.5 percent in 2018, putting an end to more than 5 years of economic stagnation, the World Bank has forecasted. Turkey, CELAC Quartet to Discuss State of Relations Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reported today on the 4th meeting between Turkey and the quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which will take place here to assess the state of relations. Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown Now World's Oldest Human Kingston, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The 10 oldest persons in the planet are all women, with Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown being the world''s oldest human since yesterday after the passing of Italian Emma Morano, who was born on November 29, 1899. Cuba Shows Scientific Progress at Int'l Meeting Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is showing its scientific progress of the last decades during the second and last day of the Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Turkey Calls for Integration Meeting with Central American Countries Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has convened the second forum of the Turkey-Central American Integration System (SICA), to be held in this city, according to state-run broadcasting TRT. Unemployment among Mexicans with Good Education Increases 17 de abril de 2017, 18:11Mexico, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The unemployment rate is higher among Mexicans with higher educational level, according to a report issued by the firm Manpower. Costa Rican Turrialba Volcano Erupts up to 500 Meters 17 de abril de 2017, 17:24San Jose, April 17 (Prensa Latina) Turrialba volcano has recorded an eruption, in which an ash and vapor column spewed forth nearly 500 meters (1,640 feet) above the crater, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI). International Council for Science Meets in Cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU), is beginning here today with specialized debates focused on sustainable development. Number of Mexicans Crossing U.S. Border Decreases Mexico, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The boycott by Mexicans on U.S. businesses along the border has reportedly caused a fall in the number of Mexicans crossing the border. Mexico: Graves, Violence Hit Guerrero State 17 de abril de 2017, 11:12Mexico, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Guerrero state is among the territories with higher number of corpses found in clandestine graves and with high incidence of violence, experts from Mexico Attorney General''s office revealed today. War Between Drug Cartels Leaves 10 Dead in Mexico 16 de abril de 2017, 10:40Mexico, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Ten members of Sinaloa drug cartel, including their leader and the second-in-command, were gunned down by other gang members, the Chihuahua Attorney General´s Office reported Sunday. Pope Francis Calls for Divine Support for Good Seekers in Lat Am Rome, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has called today on the divine power to support those striving to guarantee the common good in Latin America, sometimes marked by political and social tensions that, in some cases, lead to violence, he said. Septeto Santiaguero's Performance in New York Highlighted 15 de abril de 2017, 12:34Los Angeles, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts of New York highlighted the performance by the Cuban renowned musical group Septeto Santiaguero, along with the Dominican singer Jose Alberto, El Canario. Mexican Authorities Investigate Journalist's Assassination Mexico, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General''s Office and the Special Attorney''s Office on Crimes against the Freedom of Speech are investigating the assassination of journalist Maximino Rodriguez in Baja California Sur on Friday. Cuba's Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club Por Roberto F. CamposHavana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) As visits by tour operators are aimed today at Cuba''s recreational nautical activities, its flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary while implementing more programs to meet the demands from those who increasingly want to set sail in Cuban waters. Seismic Activity Scales Down in San Salvador San Salvador, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorean President Salvador Sanchez Ceren is currently overseeing the work on prevention and response to the quakes that have been shaking this capital since last Sunday, even though the seismic activity has significantly scaled down. You Will Never Break Out Spirit, Said US Immigrants Children Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of children, stemming from several US states, have mobilized to the White House to send a message against US President Donald Trump''s crackdown on illegal immigration that bring about the separation of families. International Congress on Intensive Care URGRAV 2017 Concludes Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The analysis of the impact of zika and H1N1 influenza in Latin America, from the perspective of intensive medicine, marks the last day of the International Congress of the specialty, URGRAV 2017, concluding here today. Mexican Tourist Destinations Threatened by Climate Change Mexico, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Mexican tourist destinations on the beach are highly exposed to the effects of climate change due to sea level rise, especially in the Caribbean region, according to studies released here. Blake and Thompson to Lead Jamaican Team for World Relay Kingston, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinters Yphan Blake and Elaine Thompson will be the leaders of the Jamaican 41-member team to represent the Caribbean island at the World Relay Race Championship from April 22 and 23 in Bahamas. Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago to Increase Cooperation Ties Port-of-Spain, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba are evaluating the signing of new cooperation agreements in public health, culture, tourism and energy, a diplomatic source informed today. Youngsters Reject US Policies Against Undocumented Immigrants Washington, April 13 (Prensa Latina) A caravan of 40 children and young people, who left three days ago the city of Miami, Florida, arrived here today with a message against deportations of undocumented immigrants. UN Decides to End Blue Helmets Mission in Haiti United Nations, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council decided unanimously Thursday to end the Mission of Stabilization in Haiti (Minustah) in October, to give birth and space to a new kind of relation between Port-au-Prince and the UN. Panama Tries to Save Bank Sanctioned by USA Panama, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) In a last-minute attempt to save the closure of Balboa Bank, the Panamanian regulating institution extended today for 30 days the forced liquidation due to an extraterritorial sanction of the United States. Cuban Province of Camaguey Host of Conference on Mind Sports Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of various nationalities will meet in this Central-Eastern Cuban city at the International Conference on Mind Sports (Cidem 2017), scheduled from May 3 to 5. LatAm Students to Pay Tribute to Che Guevara Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Continental Latin American and Caribbean Students Organization (Oclae) will reissue the caravan that in 1997 transferred to Cuba the remains of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara and a group of his comrades, reported a local newspaper. Zika Virus: Themis Initiates Worldwide First Study of Zika Vaccine Vienna,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A promising vaccine for the Zika virus is now being tested by Themis Bioscience GmbH, a specialized biotech company developing prophylactic vaccines against emerging tropical infectious diseases. The Challenges of the Left in Latin America Por Orlando Oramas León*Mexico (Prensa Latina) A left-wing president in Mexico would not be good for the United States or even for Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said recently in Washington. More than 420 Homicides in Mexican Sinaloa State Reported Mexico, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 420 violent murders were reported in the last 100 days in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, according to denunciations by leaders of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). El Salvador Insists People Should Be Calm During Quakes San Salvador, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Salvadoran authorities insisted on maintaining calm in the face of the reactivation of the fault that recently triggered a seismic swarm in this country, and ruled out an alleged reactivation of San Salvador volcano. ALBA Countries Denounce U.S. Economic Aggression Against Nicaragua Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) on Tuesday denounced the intentions by U.S. congress people to imposed an economic blockade on Nicaragua. Funds for Journalists Security in Mexico About to End Mexico, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Funds available for the protection of journalists in Mexico are about to be exhausted, despite increased attacks on journalists, human rights defenders warned today. El Salvador on Alert Due to Possible Seismic Swarm San Salvador, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale closed a telluric day in El Salvador, shaken 275 times by a seismic swarm that killed one person, it was reported today. Panama: 22.1 Percent of Citizens Are Poor Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics show today that in March 2016, 885,971 Panamanians were poor, accounting for 22.1 percent of the population, thus reaffirming the inequality in the distribution of wealth, despite a slight improvement in those indicators. U.S. Extraterritorial Sanction will Sell Off Panamanian Bank Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Extraterritorial sanctions of the United States could provoke the forced sale or liquidation of Panama Balboa Bank, whose Washington temporary permit expire don April 7 without extension of its license, it was known today. Nicaragua Ratifies in ALBA Solidarity with Venezuela Managua, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan Government has ratified its solidarity with Venezuela and rejected the hostility the Nicolas Maduro administration is undergoing by internal right-wing and foreign forces. Cuba and El Salvador Search out Possible Farming Alliances San Salvador, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and El Salvador were exploring some openings for cooperation and business at the recently concluded AgroExpo-2017, the largest agricultural fair in this Central American nation for new markets. ALBA Meeting Began in Havana With a Call for Unity Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) With a call for unity, organization, and solidarity, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez inaugurated today the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). Calm Returns to El Salvador After Active Seismic Night San Salvador, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Calm returned to El Salvador today after a hectic night with 13 earthquakes, four of them perceptible, including one of 3.9 degrees magnitude on Richter scale. El Salvador Calls for Dialogue in Venezuela at ALBA Meeting San Salvador, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez will ratify today the Salvadoran position of support for dialogue in order to seek political consensus in Venezuela, during a meeting of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). More than 450,000 Migrants Cross Mexican Territory Annually Mexico, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Every year more than 450 thousand people, mainly Central Americans, annually cross the Mexican territory to the United States, it transcended here today. Guatemala: OAS in Trouble for Fighting Venezuela By Isabel Soto Mayedo Panamanian Architectural Heritage to Disappear Panama, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) La Casa Wilcox, built in 1913 and an art-deco architectural heritage of Panama in the city of Colon, will be demolished due to the damage suffered for decades, although people defending heritage oppose the measure. Mexico Bets on Development of Aerospace Industry Mexico, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico hopes to be in the next years among the 10 first countries in sales of the aerospace services and products, the Secretary of the Economy (SE) projects. ALBA Countries Meet in Havana Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America-Trade Treaty of the People (ALBA-TCP, in Spanish) is holding in Havana Monday its 15th ordinary session as a follow up of the body''s 15th Summit held in Caracas, Venezuela, in March. American Sports Council Assembly Highlighted By Rolando de la RiberaSanto Domingo, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Ordinary Assembly of the American Council of Sports (CADE, in Spanish), which discussed key issues for the development of sports in the region, was highlighted as very important for all the countries of the Americas. Over 800 Clandestine Graves Found in Mexico Mexico, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR) has since 2007 to 2016, filed official reports of 855 clandestine graves from where one thousand 548 corpses were exhumed, it was known today. Fires Damages 14,000 hectares of Forest in Honduras 07 de abril de 2017, 16:42Tegucigalpa, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) At least 14,000 hectares of forest have been damaged in Honduras due to forest fires so far this year, the Natural Resources and Environment Secretariat reported today. Increased Price of Gas Continues to Rise Inflation in Mexico 07 de abril de 2017, 15:25Mexico, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The impact of increased gas price, which started on January 1st in Mexico, continues to rise inflation, according to data issued by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). South Africa Strengthening Relations with Central America 07 de abril de 2017, 15:03Pretoria, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers has concluded his working visit to Central America where he strengthened bilateral relations, SA News reported Friday. Cuba and Mexico Discuss Migratory and Consular Matters Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Diplomatic representatives from Cuba and Mexico met in Havana to discuss migration and consular matters during the 11th Bilateral Meeting of Working Group on those issues, the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Actors,Intellectuals Demand Guatemala to Respect Venezuela Guatemala, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity, chapter Guatemala, today requested the Government of Jimmy Morales to respect the right to self-determination and sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Costa Rica and Panama Take Actions against Illegal Cuban Migrants San José, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Costa Rica and Panama announced today the measures taken by both Central American nations regarding illegal Cuban migrants. Nicaragua, Russia Open Satellite Monitoring Station Managua, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua and Russia have opened in Managua a station of the Glonass satellite global monitoring system that will be available for other Central American countries. Costa Rican Experts Rise Alert on Poas Volcano San Jose, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of the Group of Volcanic and Seismological Surveillance of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) advised to take prevention measures given the increased fumes coming from the Poas volcano. Panama Rebuffs OAS Maneuver against Venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 15:23Panama, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Some 40 domestic and international personalities and social organizations have signed an open letter -addressed to the Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela-, rebuffing the actions taken by the Organization of American States (OAS) against Venezuela. Brazil Host South-South Event on Sustainable Production, Consumption 06 de abril de 2017, 11:52Brasilia, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 countries, and about 100 authorities and specialists are participating here today in the Conference on South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Production and Consumption, promoted by the UN Environment Program. Transgenic Soya Planting Suspended in Mexican Mayan Communities 06 de abril de 2017, 11:50Mexico, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The second chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) ordered the suspension of the sowing of transgenic soya in four communities in the municipality of Bacalar, Quintana Roo, for a period of six months, it was reported today. Governor Deplores Closure of University of Puerto Rico Due to Strike 06 de abril de 2017, 11:25San Juan, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The indefinite strike decreed by the students of the state University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is not a solution to their fiscal precariousness, said Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares when deploring the action. Russian ROSATON Explained in Bolivia the Nuclear Energy Potential La Paz, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian state corporation ROSATOM offered two lectures to the students and the Bolivian scientific community on the possibilities of nuclear technology, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy of the South American country announced today. Cuba Attends Main Agricultural Fair in El Salvador San Salvador, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) AgroExpo-2017, the largest agricultural fair in El Salvador, has proposed to its visitors today to approach the Cuban experience in the implementation of public policies that affect crops and producers. CEPAL Announces Meeting in Mexico on Sustainable Development Santiago de Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development will be held in Mexico, from April 26-28, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced. Alicia Alonso Willing to Strengthen Ballet in Latin America Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso said thar today it is a priority to increase the presence of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) in Latin American countries and show the skills of the region in ballet. CARICOM Mission will Observe General Elections in The Bahamas Nassau, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) A mission of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will closely monitor the development of the general elections in the Bahamas, scheduled for May, Caribbean News Service reported today. Crimes against Journalists in Mexico still Unpunished 05 de abril de 2017, 17:20Mexico, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The vast majority of crimes against Mexican journalists continue today without punishment, as recognized by the Attorney General''s Office of the Republic (PGR). Dominican Free Zone Workers Call for Wage Increase 05 de abril de 2017, 17:08Santo Domingo, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Federation of Free Trade Zone, Industry, Commerce, Services and Related Workers (Fenatrazonas) called today for a 40% wage increase for employees in that sector. Videoart Festival Continues in Cuban Province of Camaguey 05 de abril de 2017, 13:15Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) A selection of 79 works will be presented today at the 7th International Camagüey Videoart Festival (Fivac), which will run until April 9 in this central-eastern city of Cuba. Cuba Brings its Rhythm to New Orleans Jazz Festival Washington, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of Cuban artists will make a distinctive note this year at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, recognized as one of the most important of its kind today in the world. Caribbean Development Bank Giving High Priority to Climate Change Bridgetown, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina)The Caribbean Development Bank has as high priority climate change,said President Warren Smith. XX Biennial of Graphic Humor Ends in Cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) With the commitment to promote Latin American graphic humor and the invitation to upcoming meetings, the 20th edition of the San Antonio de los Baños Biennial, in the western Cuban province of Artemisa, says good bye today. U.S. Invasion of Panama Was Aimed at Controlling the Canal Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Revelations from a secret U.S. document confirm that the true objective of Washington''s military invasion of Panama in 1989 was to abolish the Canal Treaties, and that the capture of Manuel Noriega was just an excuse. Child Labor in Panama Includes Minors under 14 05 de abril de 2017, 00:18Panama, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Child labor in Panama included 23,855 minors, with one forth of them at ages between five and nine years, according to a poll in October, 2016, published today by the General Comptroller''s Office. Jamaica Ready to Support Mosquito Control in Caribbean Kingston, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican health authorities have the capacity to support other Caribbean nations in the development of effective programs to control mosquitos, official sources stated here Tuesday. More Than 15,000 Kidnapers Imprisoned in Mexico Maxico, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 15,380 kidnapers are jailed in Mexico today and 2,223 others are at large, according to security sources. Cuban Symphony Orchestra in Concert with Italian Artists Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Italian orchestra director Francesco Belli will direct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) next Sunday, in a concert to be performed at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Havana, in which they will perform works written by famous authors like Beethoven, Schumann and Stravinski. Nicaragua's Economic Productivity Receives New Boost Managua, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The government of Nicaragua is about to increase economic productivity in the country after receiving a loan of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) for 65 million dollars. Mexican Capital Implements Aid Plan for Those Deported Mexico, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Government of the Mexican capital implements from today and until April 22 the Migrante Welcome to Mexico City operation, which will serve citizens deported from the United States. Millionaire Health Spending in Barbados Bridgetown, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Barbados spent more than 360.34 million dollars last year in the health sector, said the minister of the branch, John Boyce. Senior Citizens' Priority at Cuban Health System Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Alberto Fernandez, head of the Elderly Care Department at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), has recognized today the priority the Cuban health system has provided to the care of the elderly in the island . Morena Will Take Primacy from PRI in Mexico, Assures Lopez Obrador By Raúl García Alvarez México, Apr 4(Prensa Latina) Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of the Movement Regeneracion Nacional (Morena), assured it will take away the primacy from the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) in power, in next June 4 elections. Panama: Record Seizure of Drugs in 2017 Panama, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A boat with drugs, that ran aground close to a beach called Juan Hombron at the Gulf of Panama, was captured and reported Monday with more than 12.5 tons of drugs, considered an unprecedented seizure. IOC Denies Having Hidden Doping Results of Jamaican Athletes 03 de abril de 2017, 13:52Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) denied today having covered up positive doping from Jamaican sprinters in the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008, as reported by the German public channel ARD. Guadeloupe to Host 5th Congress of Writers of the Caribbean 03 de abril de 2017, 13:50Basse-Terre, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) More than one hundred of English,Spanish and French-speaking authors will participate in the 5th Congress of Writers of the Caribbean, which will take place from April 5 to 9 in Guadeloupe, confirmed today the Organizing Committee. International Danzon Festival Miguel Failde in Memoriam,Ends in Cuba 03 de abril de 2017, 13:08Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) After four days, the II International Danzon Meeting Miguel Failde in Memoriam, held here, gave last night the Grand Prizes (GP) of dance and composition, during the final round accompanied by the music of the Aragon Orchestra. FIFA Bans Former Guatemala FA President Brayan Jimenez For Life Zúrich, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) FIFA has banned the former president of the Guatemala football federation for life. Mexico Designs Bra to Detect Breast Cancer 03 de abril de 2017, 12:02Mexico, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Mexican researchers have designed a bra that will help diagnosing breast cancer, it was reported today. World Chefs Association Recognizes Merits of Cuban Cuisine Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) has declared the island''s cuisine a World Intangible Heritage, spokesmen of the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (FACRC) reported today. Plenty Aftershocks After Quake in Costa Rica-Panama Border Panama, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 aftershocks have occurred until early today following the strong earthquake that shook the border region between Panama and Costa Rica yesterday, with no reports of human losses and only slight damages to houses. Youths Express Solidarity with Venezuela in Costa Rica San Jose, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the Cultural Meeting for the Youth and Trade Union Unit of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, taking place in Costa Rica, expressed their solidarity with the Bolivarian government and the Venezuelan people. German TV Assures that ICO Hid Jamaican Athletes' Doping Frankfurt, Germany, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s public television station ARD assured on Sunday that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) hid and stopped investigating cases of doping by Jamaican athletes. France Plans to Announce Meassures to Resolve Guiana Crisis Paris, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The French ministers Matthias Fekl (Interior) and Ericka Bareigts (Overseas) are planning to announce today measures of great importance to try to resolve the crisis in Guiana, an overseas French territory paralyzed by a general strike. Graduation of Alphabetized People Dedicated to Fidel Castro Mexico, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) A total of 205 people in Mexico alphabetized by Cuban method ''Yo Si Puedo'' (Yes, I Can) in the municipality of Ixtapaluca, state of Mexico, is now dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Puerto Rican Singer Residente Launches First Solo Album 31 de marzo de 2017, 19:12New York, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican musician Rene Perez, known as Residente, launched today on social networks his first solo album ''Desencuentro'' and also its official video. Panama: Violence against Taxi Drivers and Security Officers Increases 31 de marzo de 2017, 19:08Panama, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Taxi drivers and security officers are the most affected occupations by violence in Panama, triggered by criminal groups. Jamaica Expects to Exceed Four Million Tourists in 2017 31 de marzo de 2017, 18:58Kingston, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Tourism of Jamaica said that this field is ready to welcome some 4.2 million tourists in 2017, locals sources said today. Denounced Damages by Canadian Mining in Central America 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:56Ottawa, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of specialists and human rights defenders from Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador recently denounced the negative impacts of Canadian mining operations on Central America today. TSE Finalized Primary Voting Count in Honduras 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:38Tegucigalpa, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) has finalized the counting of votes for the primary elections held on March 12 by the nation´s three main political forces, according to the local media. Mexican Reporters Denounce Neglect against Aggressions Mexico, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Journalists Club denounced Friday what they regarded as neglect to the Mexican journalists, because they are victims of assassinations, threatenings and aggressions. Puerto Rican Bar Association Supports University Students Strike 30 de marzo de 2017, 16:04San Juan, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The full board of the Bar Association unanimously supported the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) student strike. Performance by Guyanese Athlete in Havana Highlighted Georgetown, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The bronze medal won by Guyanese weightlifter Matthew Assing at the recently concluded Manuel Suarez in Memoriam International Tournament in Havana, was published and highlighted by Guyanese newspaper Starbrook News. US Senators Want Better Links with Mexico 30 de marzo de 2017, 15:08Washington, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) A group of US Republican and Democrat presented a resolution Thursday, for the US Senate to promote the links between US and Mexico, with mutual respect. El Salvador Decorates Cuban Dancer Alicia Alonso 30 de marzo de 2017, 14:25San Salvador, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren decorates today Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso with the Libertador Jose Simeon Cañas Order, Great Officer Rank. T&T Imposes Restrictions to Travelers Due to Yellow Fever 30 de marzo de 2017, 14:22Port-of-Spain, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Trinidad and Tobago is currently maintaining restrictions on the entry of travelers from six countries where outbreaks of yellow fever have been reported, official sources said. French Ministers in Guiana Try to Resolve Crisis Paris, March 30 (Prensa Latina) French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl and Overseas Minister Ericka Bareigts are beginning to work in Guiana today in order to resolve the crisis in that French overseas department. Aggression against Mexican Journalists Persist Mexico, March 30 (Prensa Latina) Another Mexican journalist was shot dead today, when the murder of the correspondent of the journal Chihuahua, Miroslava Breach, and other journalists is still under investigation. Integration and Mesoamerica Project Strengthened in Costa Rica Summit San José, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The commitment to integration and the Mesoamerica Project were strengthened by the 16th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Tuxtla Mechanism for Dialogue and Coordination, which concluded yesterday in Costa Rica. Costa Rican President Highlights Tuxtla´s Values and Challenges 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:57San Jose, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis stated that concerted, cooperative and reciprocal strengthening are the solid spirit of Tuxtla Mechanism, while the Middle American reality is presently imposing new challenges. Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano Keeps Throwing Ashes, Gases San Jose, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The Turrialba volcano has continued to release ash, gases and water vapor after its eruption shortly after 24 hours ago, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica reported. First International Investment Forum Begins in El Salvador San Salvador, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The first International Investment Forum 2017 begins here today, with the presence of entrepreneurs from 30 countries and amid the optimism left by the recent launch of the Country Brand. Dominican Congresspersons Respond to US Threat Santo Domingo, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Dominican congresspersons responded today to US Senator Marcos Rubio, who threatened to cut assistance to the Dominican Republic if it did not defend Washington''s position in the Organization of American States (OAS) against Venezuela. Trump's Wall Threatens Hundreds of Animal Species Mexico, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The wall that President Donald Trump intends to raise on the border with Mexico will have a strong ecological impact and would endanger more than 800 animal species, La Jornada newspaper reported today. Tuxtla Mechanism Summit Concludes in Costa Rica San José, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Tuxtla Mechanism for Dialogue and Cooperation Summit concludes today with the endorsement of the Political Declaration of Costa Rica by the heads of state or their representatives from the 10 member countries. Peña Nieto to Attend Summit of Tuxtla Mechanism in Costa Rica Mexico, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will travel to Costa Rica to participate in the 16th Summit of the Mechanism of Dialogue and Agreement Tuxtla 2017, said sources today. Haiti Recognizes Arrest of Kidnapper on Dominican Soil 28 de marzo de 2017, 17:50Port au Prince, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian National Police recognized today the capture, with the help of Dominican security forces, of two citizens from this country that were wanted for participating in kidnappings, murders, forgery, drug dealing and money laundering. Dominican Republic Defends Non-Interference in Venezuela 28 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Santo Domingo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado asserted today that his country supports negotiation and is committed to solving the situation in Venezuela, and called to non-interference in the internal affairs of that country. BRASCUBA Consolidates Exports and Boosts its Growth Panama, March 28 (Prensa Latina) BRASCUBA´s exports is currently accounting for over 400 million cigarettes per year. It was one of the 26 Cuban companies attending the recently concluded Panamanian Trade Fair Expocomer-2017. Urban Complex More than 2000 Years Old Discovered in Mexico Washington, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A urban complex in El Palenque square in Mexico, dating back more than 2000 years ago, was reportedly discovered by archaeologists of the American Museum of Natural History. Mexican Army Strengthens its Presence in Sonora Mexico, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Army troops are deployed today in Sonora to fight organized crime along the border of the states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua with the United States. El Salvador to Launch Nation Brand to Position Itself Globally San Salvador, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Today, El Salvador presents its Nation Brand, a tool designed to highlight the economic potential of this Central American nation and position its image on a global level. CELAC Expresses in UN Concern about Nuclear Weapons Threat 28 de marzo de 2017, 09:59 United Nations, March 28 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) expressed deep concern in the United Nations about the existence of nuclear weapons, as the conference was convened here to negotiate a binding agreement to prohibit them. Alicia Alonso Appreciates Welcome to National Ballet in Costa Rica San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso appreciated today here, also on behalf of members of the National Ballet of Cuba, the welcome given by Costa Rican audience and authorities. Increased Violence Worries Dominican Society 27 de marzo de 2017, 16:31Santo Domingo, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The increase in violence is a matter of concern to Dominican society, and statistics from the first 23 days of the month report 103 deaths and 198 injured by armed robberies, robberies and gender crimes. Costa Rica Champions in UN a World With no Nuclear Weapons 27 de marzo de 2017, 15:43United Nations, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica championed a world free of nuclear weapons at the UN General Assembly, when a conference to negotiate the legally binding instrument guaranteeing that goal was set up. ACRN Condemns OAS Contrivances Against Venezuela Managua, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Nicaragua (ACRN) condemned the contrivances of the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, against the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela. Photos of alleged Murderer of La Jornada Journalist Made Public Mexico, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General''s Office (FGE) of Chihuahua leaked to the media photographs of the probable hired assassin who killed La Jornada correspondent Miroslava Breach, whose death continues to arouse today expressions of condemnation. Costa Rica Assumes Challenge of Reaching Antinuke Accord San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez asserted today that his country would assume with great responsibility its designation to preside over, starting today, the United Nations Conference for the negotiation of an agreement that prohibits nuclear weapons. Mexican Agrcultural Workers Denounce Exploitation Mexico, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Workers from San Quintin, Mexico, are carrying out an emblematic struggle for their labour and social rights, and denounced the bad working conditions and exploitation they are submitted to. Cuba Presents more than 250 Health Programs at Panamanian Fair Panama, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of more than 250 medical services programs are carried out by Cuban health professionals who attend the Expocomer 2017 International Trade Fair, which ends today. Left-wing Urged to Resume Offensive in Latin America Mexico, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Unity, integration and links with the popular sectors are paramount today for leftist and progressive forces in confronting the right-wing counter-offensive in Latin America. Concern Grows for Smoke and Fire from San Salvador Volcano San Salvador, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The smoke coming from the volcano San Salvador for three consecutive days represents a threat as big as a possible eruption, because the fire on the slopes increases the chances of landslide. Afro-Caribbean National Festival Begins in Cuba 24 de marzo de 2017, 17:42Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) With the parade of 16 groups representative of the Haitian folklore in Cuba began today in this central province the 18th National Afro-Caribbean Festival Eva Gaspar in memoriam. Natalie Jaresko to Head Puerto Rican Fiscal Council 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:42San Juan, March 24 (Prensa Latina) The appointment of Natalie Jaresko, former Ukrainian Finance Minister, for being part of the executive office of the fiscal control board imposed by Washington to the government of Puerto Rico, has caused displeasure in some political sectors. Cuba Promotes Foreign investment in Panama Trade Fair 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:27By Nubia Piqueras Grosso Parlacen Recognizes Solidary Gestures with Peru 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:31Giatemala, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Central American Parliament (Parlacen) recognized the solidary gestures by the countries which let their opportune support to Peru, because of the heavy rains affecting this South American nation and now, are keeping the Peruvian people and government in tension. Mexico to Review Protection to Journalists against Crimes Mexico, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretariat of Government (SEGOB) will review the mechanisms to protect journalists and human rights activists against crimes such as the murder of La Jornada reporter, Miroslava Breach, it was reported today. Panamanian Foreign Minister Seeks to Strengthen Alliance with EU Brussels, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo assured that her country is ready to undertake new alliances with Europe and be a bridge in its approach to the region. FAO Praises Coal Production in Latin America and the Caribbean Santiago de Chile, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The FAO regional office, headquartered in this capital city, praised today the big coal production in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is only behind Africa. Journalists Condemns Murder of Reporter Miroslava Breach Mexico, March 24 (Prensa Latina) Journalists and representatives of several local sectors condemned the murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, shot dead in front of her son by presumed hired assassins. Dominican Republic: More than 8,000 Illegal Migrants Deported 23 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Santo Domingo, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The General Headquarters of Migration (DGM) of the Dominican Republic informed that 8,383 irregular foreigners were deported up to today in the period between January and March of this year. International Political Parties Pay Homage to Fidel Castro Mexico, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of nearly 130 political organizations from 36 countries paid tribute today to Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, whose legacy was considered as a guide to fight for a better world. Another Journalist Killed in Mexico, Totaling Three in 2017 Mexico, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach was shot dead today in front of her home in Chihuahua, in the northwest of the country. CELAC Coordinators Regulate Actions in El Salvador San Salvador, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The national coordinators of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in El Salvador today to regulate actions and prepare the next summit with the European Union. Saint Lucia to Dedicate State Funeral to Nobel Prize Winner Walcott Castries, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Government in Saint Lucia approved to hold a Sate funeral to honor the 1992 Literature Nobel Price Winner Dereck Walcott, who died in this capital on March 17, according to reports. Costa Rican University Proud to Honor Alicia Alonso 22 de marzo de 2017, 18:15San Jose, March 22 (Prensa Latina) For the University of Costa Rica (UCR), it is a great honor to grant Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alicia Alonso, the Honoris Causa Doctorate, UCR rector, Henning Jensen stated. Honduran Police Evicts Demonstrators Against Dam 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:56Tegucigalpa, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Honduran police forces evicted with tear gas dozens of demonstrators against the installation of a hydroelectric dam in southern Honduras. Alicia Alonso to Receive Honorary Degree in Costa Rica San Jose, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alina Alonso, received here today the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), for her important work and legacy to the world classical dance. At Least 2,600 Persons Are Missing in Veracruz, Mexico Mexico, March 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 people are missing in the Mexican state of Veracruz, although the figure is expected to increase, state prosecutor, Jorge Winclker, said following macabre discoveries in clandestine graves in that territory. More than 500 Companies to Panama Trade Fair Panama, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 500 companies in technology, services, food, beverages, agrobusiness and textiles, among others, are participating at the 35th Expocomer 2017 Trade Fair that opened today in Panama City. Thousands of Undocumented Migrants Arrested in Chiapas, Mexico Mexico, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 81,000 undocumented foreigners were detained in Chiapas, in southern Mexico, in 2016, representing 43 percent of the nation''s average last year, it was reported today. Mexico: Over 9 Million People without Drinking Water Mexico, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than nine million people in Mexico do not have today access to drinking water, said the National Commission for Water (Conagua). Mexican President Announces Special Assistance to Deported People 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:52Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto promulgated today the General Law on Education to revalidate the studies of children and youths that are deported from the United States. Mexico Suspends Imports from Brazilian Livestock Products 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:39Mexico, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico suspended the import of cattle products stemming from Brazil, after receiving a health alert for adulteration of beef, official sources reported. 47 Skulls Found in Veracruz Mass Graves 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:25Mexico, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Veracruz Attorney General, Jorge Winckler, confirmed the finding of 47 skulls in eight mass graves in Alvarado, after discovering a series of burials with remains of missing people in different parts of the country. Mexico: One of the Leaders of Cartel of Juarez Dead Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) One of the leaders of drug trafficking group La Linea, one of the arms of the famous Cartel of Juarez, died Tuesday, in a meeting at the municipality of Cuauhtémoc, Mexican state of Chihuahua, reported the Mexican Prosecutor Office here. Merchandise for 578 Million Dollars Seized in Mexico Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Products for the value of 578 million dollars were seized in the Mexico-US mutual border last year, as revealed by Mexican specialists Tuesday. Mexico Condemns US Discrimination against Migrants Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico''s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has condemned the United States'' discriminatory immigration policy, on occasion of the celebration today of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Ocean Dead Zones Threaten Global Marine Reefs Panama, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Dead zones of the oceans, with low concentration of oxygen, are the main threat of marine fauna including corals, a study by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) revealed today. Canada and Nigeria to Participate at Panama Trade Fair Panama, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Around thirty nations from America, Europe, Asia and Africa, including Canada and Nigeria will participate for the first time at the 35th Trade Fair Expocomer-2017, which will be held from March 22th to 25th, in Panama. Nine Countries to Dispute Pan American Cup Monterrey, Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Teams from nine countries of America, will dispute the under 19 Pan American Cup of Volleyball, a competition that grants three places for the World Championship of the category in Bahrein. Diabetes, HBP and Cancer Affect Economy in Trinidad Tobago 20 de marzo de 2017, 17:18Port of Spain, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago said today that diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer cause a loss of $1.28 billion USD in the economy of the country. Alicia Alonso and National Ballet of Cuba Hit Headlines in Costa Rica 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:11San Jose, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican media highlighted today the visit of Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, along with 50 ballet dancers from the famous National Ballet of Cuba, to perform three times at the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar. Mexican Oil in Hands of Transnational Corporations Mexico, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is holding today the nationalization of the sector with contracts in crude oil and gas production and losses estimated at 256 billion pesos (more than $13 billion USD). Mexico: Economic Reforms without Success Mexico, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The 11 structural reforms promoted and implemented by the government of Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, have not produced results, the private sector denounces today. A document distributed to the press stated that almost two and a half years of being approved, the growth of the economy and its expectation are not favorable. Cuban Tobacco, Rum among Attractions at Trade Fair in Panama Panama, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of the new purito Cohíba Short and the tasting of the best Cuban rums stands out today among Cuba''s main attractions at the upcoming International Trade Fair Expocomer 2017. Francophonie Week Starts in Cuba Havana, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) French-speaking countries around the world are taking part in a one-week event dedicated to this cultural legacy, and Cuba''s program highlights diversity within the group. National Cuba Solidarity Meeting Opens in Mexico 18 de marzo de 2017, 08:59Mexico, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd National Cuba Solidarity Meeting will open on Saturday at the Workers'' University in this capital to renew actions to support the Caribbean island and against the U.S. blockade. Nicaraguan Authorities Monitor Momotombo Volcano´s Eruption 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:35Managua, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan government remains vigilant against signs of eruption in Momotombo volcano, located not far from the city of Leon, crater in which registered a dense gas emanation. Cuba and Dominica Highlight Widening of Bilateral Collaboration 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:34Roseau, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Cuba and Dominica highlighted the widening of the bilateral collaboration between them in different sectors. Mexican Army Reports Attacks in Oaxaca 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:34Mexico, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Military sources confirmed that a helicopter of the Army was attacked in an operation to destroy marijuana and poppy cultivations in the region of Triqui, Mexican state of Oaxaca. Costa Rican President Talks in USA on Fight vs. Drug Trafficking Washington, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica''s President, Luis Guillermo Solis, who is concluding today a five-day working visit to the United States, talked with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly, about the fight against drug trafficking. Nobel Prize for Literature Derek Walcott Passed Away Castries, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature, Derek Walcott, reportedly passed away today here at the age of 87 after suffering from a long illness. San Salvador Tightens Security in Historical Downtown after Shooting San Salvador, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The historical downtown of San Salvador resumed regular activities hours after the first violent event in this year, because killing, which had a daily rate, now is rarely seen in this site. COPPAL Questions Almagro Position 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:32Santo Domingo, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPPPAL) questioned today the attitude of the OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro in relation with Venezuela. Haiti Has Prime Minister Lafontant Confirmed 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:29Port-au-Prince, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) After a night marathon of 12 hours of discussions, the Haitian Senate finally confirmed today Jack Gy Lafontant as Prime Minister of the Government of President Jovenel Moise. Guatemalan President Seeks Immunity from Fire 15 de marzo de 2017, 16:03Guatemala, March 15 (Prensa Latina) The Dignity Convergence Group confirmed has today filed a legal complaint to withdraw the immunity of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales for torture, extrajudicial execution, abuse of authority and breach of duties. Glaucoma Found in Two Million Mexicans Mexico, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Approximately two million Mexicans suffer today from glaucoma, the first cause of loss of vision in the country, warned the Minister of Public Health of Mexico City, Armando Ahued. US Chain Walmart to Increase Investment in Mexico Mexico, March 15 (Prensa Latina) US supermarket chain Walmart will invest 17 billion pesos (867 million dollars) in Mexico this year, which represents 19 percent more than the amount invested in 2016, the company reported today. Mexico Calls for Free Trade in Viña del Mar Viña del Mar, Chile, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico tacitly acknowledged today at a meeting in Viña del Mar, Chile, that measures being applied by the US new administration is forcing it to look towards Asia and the Pacific for new markets and trade. Hoteles Mision Plans Expansion in Cuba By Jorge Petinaud Martinez, Special Correspondent Venezuela Rejects OAS Intervention Report Caracas, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro repudiated the report on the nation presented by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, that ''ignores the institutional processes and principles of the organization.'' Mexico Foresees New Asia-Pacific Trade Opportunities Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Mexico said today to expect new trade opportunities for the Asia-Pacific countries, in the first day of a top-level meeting in this city. Panama's Expanded Canal Increases Traffic, Recovers Market Panama, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Nearly a thousand neopanamax ships have been traveling through the extension of the Panama Canal since its opening on June last year until today, reported the administrator of the inter-oceanic way, Jorge Luis Quijano. Almost 52% of Costa Ricans Favors Work by President Solis San Jose, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Some 51.8% of Costa Ricans has a favorable opinion about the work of President Luis Guillermo Solis, according to a survey by ‘Demoscopia: Investigacion y Analisis'' released today. Panama Orders Immigration and Enforces Law Panama, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The recent signing of a memorandum of understanding with Cuba to specify the deportations of its nationals and the decision to strictly make foreigners to comply with Panama''s immigration law are now a political turn of Panama. Pressure on Justice for Fire Victims Increases in Guatemala Guatemala, March 14 (Prensa Latina) International pressure on justice for girls victims of the fire in the state-run home Virgen de la Asunción is growing today, while protests demanding President Jimmy Morales''s resignation continue in Guatemala. Mexico Needs a New Educational Model, Says Peña Nieto 13 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Mexico, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said that the national education system is exhausted, so he weighed up the new educational model presented today at the National Palace. Mexico needs the new generations to boast a better education, with more qualified teachers and a better pedagogical approach, he stated. CELAC Warns at UN about Obstacles for Women´s Empowerment 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:00United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador, on behalf of the Community of Caribbean and Latin American States (Celac) warned today at the United Nations about the political, cultural and socioeconomic obstacles hindering the empowerment of women and girls. Main Mexican Rivers Strongly Contaminated 13 de marzo de 2017, 15:15Mexico, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Sixty percent of the 51 main rivers of Mexico are affected today by a strong contamination, according to the document Atlas of Water 2016 realized by the National Commission of Water (Conagua). Mexico Repatriates 49 Cubans in Irregular Migratory Situation 13 de marzo de 2017, 13:15Mexico, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican National Migration Institute (INM) reported that it had repatriated today 49 Cuban citizens that were in an irregular situation in the country. UN Expert Talks of Progress in Haiti, But Much Remains to Be Done Yet United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti, Gustavo Gallón, pointed out today that there is significant progress in the Caribbean country, but much remains to be done in socio- economic and politics. Migrants Choose to Stay in Mexico Due to Trump's Policies Mexico, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Haitian and African migrants have opted today to stay in Mexico facing the xenophobic policies by U.S. President Donald Trump. Primary Results Confirm Electoral Trend in Honduras Tegucigalpa, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The first official results of the primaries held in Honduras today show the electoral trend that would happen in the general elections of November, once the presidential candidates of the main political parties are defined. Spanish Foreign Minister Begins First Visit to Latin America Madrid, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Alfonso Dastis, minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, begins today in Peru his first visit to Latin America, which includes also Mexico. Binational Tribe in Resistance against Trump Wall Mexico, March 12 (Prensa Latina) The binational tribe Tohono O''odham (people of the desert), declared a resistance against the wall that President Donald Trump intends to raise on the US-Mexico border, transcended today. Panamanian People Outraged at Corruption in Parliament Panama, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian society is outraged at the alleged corruption network in the Parliament, veiled in donations to needy people, according to a journalistic investigation by the newspaper La Prensa. Pope Francis Expresses Solidarity with the People of Guatemala Rome, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today expressed solidarity with the people of Guatemala, affected by the tragedy resulting of the fire at the state shelter Virgen de la Asunción, with dozens of girls dead and wounded. Honduras Holds Primary Elections Tegucigalpa, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) About 5.8 million Hondurans are called to vote today in the primary elections held by the country''s three main political parties, with a view to the general elections next November. CARICOM Assesses Risks for Small Island Economies Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) said the effects of climate change and migratory problems worsen the panorama in the sub-region, amid increasing global threats. Havana Holds 5th Cuba-Caricom Ministerial Meeting Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Havana is holding this Saturday the 5th Ministerial Meeting of Cuba and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to analyze ways with view to strengthening the regional bloc in the face of growing international challenges. Caricom-Cuba Meeting Today to Expand Bilateral Ties Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) This Saturday will open the Fifth Meeting Caricom-Cuba to strengthen and expand bilateral links that allow member countries, united in dioversity, to face the great challenges imposed by the regional and international reality. Spanish FM to Travel to Peru and Mexico Next Week Madrid, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will start next Monday in Peru his first visit to Latin Ameriuca that will also take him to Mexico. The media highlighted today that the tour of the head of Spanish diplomacy looks to reinforce the relation with the two countries in the political and economic level. Cuba Ratifies Commitment to Caribbean Unity 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:53Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez reaffirmed today in this capital his country''s willingness to continue supporting the integration efforts by the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). Guatemalan President Accepts Responsibility for Girls´ Death 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:50Guatemala, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales owned up to the State''s responsibility for the death of 37 girls at the Virgen de la Asuncion of San Jose Pinula state-run home where they were physically and sexually abused. Chile: Ministers Reiterate Support for Mexico Given US Measures 10 de marzo de 2017, 16:29Santiago de Chile, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Ministers of Finance from Colombia, Peru and Chile reiterated today their support for Mexico given the measures with economic and social impact implemented by the United States in recent days. Mexican Politician File Demand to Regain Territories Annexed by USA Mexico, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Former Mexican presidential candidate Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and lawyer Guillermo Hadman filed a demand that seeks to annul the agreement by which Mexico was forced to give up more than 50 percent of its national territory to the United States. Cuba Warns of Greater Economic Risks for the Caribbean Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba warned today that the countries of the Caribbean basin are exposed to greater economic risks by increasing protectionism in trade and the development of exclusionary and repressive migration policies. Cuba Urges to Revitalize the Caribbean Association 10 de marzo de 2017, 11:08Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez today urged member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) to promote the revitalization of this group to consolidate a more dynamic and functional mechanism. Cuban Pres. Attends Opening of Caribbean Ministers Meeting in Havana 10 de marzo de 2017, 10:14Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro has attended the opening session of the 22nd Meeting of the Council of Caribbean Ministers, summoned in Havana this Friday to look into ways to strengthen the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). People of Guatemala Raise their Voice Due to Death of Girls Guatemala, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The people of Guatemala have raised their voices against President Jimmy Morales, now for the deaths of 34 girls in a fire at the state-run Virgen de la Asunción care center, and demanded his resignation. Caribbean Ministers Hold Meeting in Havana Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Meeting of the Caribbean Council of Ministers opens here this Friday to look into ways to strengthen the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and review key regional issues. Mexican Army to Remain in the Streets to Fight Organized Crime 09 de marzo de 2017, 18:21Mexico, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) National Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos asserted today that the Army would remain in the streets, because it was a demand by the citizenry, faced with the negative impact of criminal groups. Cuba Committed to Shared-Development with Caribbean Countries 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:15Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba favors shared development with the Caribbean countries, said today Deborah Rivas, director-general of Foreign Investment from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment. Cuba Boosts Trade with Caribbean Countries Through New Accords 09 de marzo de 2017, 16:05Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Seventy percent of the Cuban trade in the region answers to relations with members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and negotiations to favor those links are currently in progress, sources of the sector reported today. FIFA Reminds US About World Cup Obligations Amid Travel Ban London, March 9 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino reminded the United States today that they would have to guarantee full access to the country for players, officials and supporters if they bid for the 2026 World Cup. Havana to Host Ministerial Meeting of Caribbean Countries Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are examining today at the technical level the topics that will be discussed this Friday at the 12th ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of that regional mechanism. Controversy in the PRD Due to Support to López Obrador's Candidacy Mexico, March 9 (Prensa Latina) The Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) could support the presidential candidacy of Manuel López Obrador, of the National Regeneration Movement, but the decision is controversial in that group. Mexico Hosts Cuban Culture Festival San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Cuban culture festival, Cubafest SMA, is hosting as of today in the main garden of the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato state, with a large exhibition of handicrafts, books and audiovisual presentations. Tragedy Casts a Shadow over Guatemala after Fire in Children's Home 08 de marzo de 2017, 16:17Guatemala, March 8 (Prensa Latina) The fire in a children''s shelter located in a suburban area of the Guatemalan capital, which has so far killed around fifty persons, has cast a shadow over this country. The fire is still uncontrolled and among the rubble, there may be more victims, said fire spokesman Mario Cruz. ECLAC Charts Inequities with Regard to Women in Latin America 08 de marzo de 2017, 15:46Santiago de Chile, March 8 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) drew today a graph of the prevailing inequities with regard to women''s opportunities in society, with an emphasis on the region. Caribbean Nations Coordinate New Cooperation Projects 08 de marzo de 2017, 14:48Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Basin countries are assessing today in this capital seven new cooperation projects related to curb climate change effects, further devolop maritime and air connectivity, in order to favor sustainable development. Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is Pregnant Kingston, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Double Olympic gold medallist and seven times world champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce this morning announced that she is pregnant, she wrote in Instagram, this means she might be absent also in London 2017 Athletics. Panamanian Justice Opens Files on US Invasion Panama, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) After nearly three decades of the United States'' invasion to Panama in 1989, the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) opened its files to the commission investigating the truth about the events. Cuba Discusses Key Issues for Caribbean Region 08 de marzo de 2017, 09:39Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Key issues for the development and regional collaboration, will be discussed in Cuba today by representatives of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) during the First Cooperation Conference of that bloc. Demonstrations against Gender-Based Violence Called in Jamaica 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:26Kingston, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican social organizations called, on occasion of the International Day of Women, for demonstrations throughout the country to protest against gender-based violence, said today the Observer newspaper. Mexico Concerns by US Proposal to Separate Detained Families 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:02Mexico, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico´s government has informed the United States its concern over the US plan to separate families from deportations, the Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray stated. Meetings in Cuba to Boost Links among Caribbean States 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The meetings of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which will be held soon in this capital, will allow tightening relations and boost cooperation among the regional countries. FMLN Denies Excuse to Break Off Salvadorean Electoral Balance 07 de marzo de 2017, 16:19San Salvador, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) denied Judge Ulises Rivas to be member of, as it was stated by the Constitutional Court in order to break off the electoral balance in El Salvador. Thousands of Demonstrators at Central Square in Guatemala 07 de marzo de 2017, 16:13Guatemala, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Around 40,000 people from different regions arrived today at Parque Central (Central Square) in Guatemala to show their rejection of the Government of president Jimmy Morales and demand his resignation for supposed complicity in corruption. Mexico Ranks Among the Most Visited Countries Worldwide 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:55Mexico, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is ranking today among the ninth most visited country in the world, Secretary of Tourism, Miguel de la Madrid, stated. Mass Protests in Guatemala Against Jimmy Morales Government Guatemala, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Several thousands of people are joined here today a protest against the Government of Jimmy Morales. Development Associated with Big Data, Experts Stress in ECLAC Seminar Santiago de Chile, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The dynamics of Big Data analytics would be an essential tool for future development in areas such as health, employment, productivity and natural disaster management. Cuban Enterprises to Attend Panama's Main Commercial Fair Panama, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30 Cuban enterprises from public health, telecommunications, industry, and agriculture -among other sectors- will attend the International Commercial Fair EXPOCOMER 2017 in Panama in March 22. Uncertainty Jeopardizes USA-Mexico Economic Ties 06 de marzo de 2017, 18:17Washington, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Scholars and specialists on financial subjects said today that uncertainty about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has a negative effect on the Mexican economy. Honduras Becomes a Bridge in Migratory Route to the US Tegucigalpa, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 2,000 people from 24 nationalities entred Honduras illegally this year, as part of their migration to reach the United States, official sources said here Monday. Caribbean Meeting Amid International Expectations Havana, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Expecting the international impact of the unpredictable policies by the new U.S. government, the members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are tuning up the stances that they will debate here at the 12th Meeting of their Ministerial Council on March 8. ALBA-TCP Summit Opens in Caracas in Honor of Hugo Chavez Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) With the presence of presidents, prime ministers and guests from several countries, the 14th ALBA-TCP Summit opened in Caracas today, paying tribute to the revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez. Nicaraguan President Highlights Chavez's Legacy in Latin America Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Sunday highlighted the impact of the revolutionary work of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Latin America, on the 4th anniversary of his death. Panama Faces New Migratory Dispute on West Border Panama, March 4 (Prensa Latina) Panama is facing a new migratory conflict today, which prevents the re-entry to the country of 89 foreigners along the border with Costa Rica, who fail to meet the established requirements, the National Migration Service (SNM) reported. More Than Two Million Hondurans to Vote in Primary Elections Tegucigalpa, March 4 (Prensa Latina) At least 2.3 million Hondurans will exercise their right to vote during the March 12 primary elections, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) predicted today. Haitian Former President Rene Preval Dies 03 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Port au Prince, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Haitian former President Rene Preval (1943-2017) died today at the age of 74, due to a cardiovascular problem, according to what his family told the newspaper La Nouvelliste. Mexican Former Foreign Minister is Back in Politics Again Mexico, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Former Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu is inaugurating today as secretary of Organization of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), although she is expected to soon occupy the National Secretariat of this political institution. BBVA Group Announces Millionaire Investment in Mexico Mexico, March 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish BBVA Group will invest 1.5 billion dollars in Mexico over the next four to five years, and even has plans to acquire another bank in this country, it was informed today. ACS, a Space for the Caribbean's Shared Development Por Ernesto Vera MelladoHavana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) From March 8 to 10, Cuba will host several meetings of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) with the objective of identifying and promoting consultations, cooperation and concerted actions among member countries. Russia and El Salvador to Strengthen Political and Economic Ties 03 de marzo de 2017, 09:21Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia and El Salvador defined today the areas of political cooperation, with coordinated steps in the international arena, and economic cooperation, with the materialization of investments in areas such as aeronautics, fishery, and energy. Russia and El Salvador Foreign Ministers Discuss Development Prospect Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and his Salvadoran counterpart, Hugo Martinez, discussed the prospects for the development of political and economic-trade cooperation. High Expectations on ACS Meeting in Havana Havana, Mar 3 (PL) The secretary general of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), June Soomer, stated Thursday that this organization has high expectations on their meeting to be held in Havana on the 8th, 10th and 11th of March. Panamanian Farmers Give away Tomatoes to Protest about Imports Panama, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Growers of tomatoes in the western province of Chiriqui started an unprecedented protest and gave away their products, as a response to the policies implemented by the Panamanian Government. El Salvador Seeks Russian Investors for Energy and Fishing 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:13Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador suggested Russia to make investments and a technology transfer in fields as fishing, coffee growing and geothermic energy, during a presentation at the Chamber of Commerce in that country. Guyana and Cuba Increase Friendly Relations Georgetown, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives for Guyana and Cuba ratified in this capital both countries'' willingness to continue strengthening the traditional friendly and cooperation relations, diplomatic sources reported today. Support for PRD Candidate Lopez Obrador in Mexico Increases Mexico, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The support for the presidential candidacy of Manuel Lopez Obrador, president of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), is growing today among the many currents of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD). Honduras Requests Investigation into Activist Berta Caceres' Murder Tegucigalpa, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) has called on Honduran authorities today to continue the investigation and prosecution of the assassination of environmentalist leader Berta Caceres until the capture of the intellectual authors. Association of Caribbean States Seeks Common Paths Havana, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is seeking common paths for the region, so it will focus on fighting climate change and on the need for interconnection at its upcoming ministerial and cooperation meetings. Pan-American Cadet and Youth Fencing Championship Begins in Cuba Havana, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Fencers from 21 countries are competing in the Pan-American Cadet and Youth Championship of this sport. El Salvador Presents Trade Potentialities with Russia By Antonio Rondon Garcia Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Foreign Minister, Hugo Martinez, leads a delegation participating today in a presentation of the economic and investment possibilities of his country at the Chamber of Commerce of Russia. New Platform to Promote China-Latin America Cooperation Beijing, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Sino-Latin American economic and trade cooperation will gain ground with the forthcoming operation of a park in Zhuhai, city of the southern province of Guangdong, in the second half of this year, local press reports today. 'Casa del Caribe': Host of Traditional Culture in the Region Santiago de Cuba, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Casa del Caribe (House of the Caribbean) prevails as the host of the traditional culture rooted in the Caribbean countries after 36 non-stopping International Festivals of the Caribbean. Nicaragua to Build Bridges with Support from Japan 01 de marzo de 2017, 18:12Managua, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will give a $49-million-USD credit to Nicaragua to design and build four bridges in the region of Costa Caribe. Justice for Assassination of Berta Caceres in Honduras Demanded 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:36Tegucigalpa, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) members of the Civic Council of People''s and Indigenous Organizations (Copinh) carried out a march in this capital to demand justice for activist Berta Caceres, one year after her assassination. UN Reports Violations on Ayotzinapa Investigation in Mexico 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:31Mexico, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHR) will have ''elements of conviction'' on some violations committed by Mexican authorities in Ayotzinapa case. Cuba and Panama Hold Fourth Round of Talks on Immigration 01 de marzo de 2017, 16:46Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Panama held today the fourth round of talks on immigration, chaired by Ana Teresita Gonzalez, Cuban vice minister of Foreign Affairs, and Javier Carrillo, Panamanian general director of the National Service of Immigration from the ministry of Security. Salvadorian Minister of Defense on Official Visit in Cuba Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The first vice-minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba, General Álvaro López Miera, received today the Minister of Defense of El Salvador, David Mungia, who is on an official visit. New Airline to Connect Southern China with Mexico Beijing, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) China Southern Airlines announced today the opening of a route between the southern city of Guangzhou and Mexico City. Negotiations on NAFTA Will Be Complex and Will Take Time, Peña Nieto 01 de marzo de 2017, 09:55Mexico, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the negotiations currently under way on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be complex and will take time. SINAC Recalls Banning Access to Arenal and Chato Volcanoes San Jose, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) of Costa Rica recalled that the access to the Arenal and Chato volcanoes´ active cinder cone is still banned. Guyana Warns About Impact of US Migratory Measures 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:54Georgetown, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Guyana is preparing to respond to the emergency caused by the new immigration policy decreed by the United States President Donald Trump, stated today an expert of the Caribbean country''s foreign ministry. Predicted High Participation in ACS Meeting in Cuba 28 de febrero de 2017, 14:45Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) All member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) confirmed their attendance at the First Cooperation Conference of this mechanism, taking place on March 8 in this capital, informed the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Guatemala Second in illiteracy Rate in Latin America Guatemala, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala is the second country in Latin America, after Brazil, with the highest illiteracy rate: 12 percent points, noted reports from the National Literacy Committee (Conalfa). Mexican Deputies Spend More and Produce Less, La Jornada 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:12Mexico, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) In 15 years the budget of the Chamber of Deputies grew 158 percent, in contrast to the productivity of legislators and the level of attendance at the sessions, it was said here today. Mexico Could Abandon Tlcan if US Insists on Tariffs 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:06Mexico, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexico could withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (Tlcan) if the United States insists on renegotiating it on the basis of imposing tariffs or quotas on Mexican products, authorities warned today. Independent Candidates Aspire to Mexican Presidency Mexico, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The presidential elections in Mexico scheduled for 2018 begin to have independent candidates, the most recent one, Emilio Alvarez, former executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Number of Migrants Returned to Guatemala Increase Guatemala, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of people returned by the United States to Guatemala has increased to 3,756 since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, reports noted today. Latest News of Cuban Center for Neurological Restoration Stressed Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The application of the non-invasive brain stimulation is one of the latest news of the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN), the only one of its kind in the world, celebrating its 28th anniversary, media reported here today. Churches of Mexico and USA Join Forces to Support Migrants 27 de febrero de 2017, 09:54Mexico, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The episcopal conferences of Mexico and the United States are strengthening bilateral cooperation in support of migrants facing the policies by Donald Trump, it was reported today. Gilberto Santa Rosa and Gente de Zona Bring Music to Ecuador Quito, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican recognized singer Gilberto Santa Rosa and the popular Cuban group Gente de Zona will offer concerts in Ambato, in the framework of the Festival of Flowers and Fruits in 2017, in the Ecuadorian city. Remittances Benefit Mexico in 2016, with High Rate of Bank Transfers Mexico, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican people made bank transfers abroad valued at $24.4 billion USD in 2016, an amount that represents 90.6 of the remittances sent to the country in that year, said national finances sources. Honduras to Conduct Primary Election Trial Tegucigalpa, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Honduras is carrying out a test of the primary elections to take place next March 12, official sources informed. Impossible for Puerto Rican State University to Cut US$ 300 Million 24 de febrero de 2017, 17:45San Juan, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Interim President of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Nivia Fernandez Hernandez, restated the impossibility of cutting US$ 300 million into the budget, as required by the US Financial Control Board. Nomination of Prime Minister by President Creates Surprises 24 de febrero de 2017, 16:26Port-au-Prince, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian President Jovenel Moise surprised the political class of his country today, on having proposed Jacques Guy Lafontant, a doctor not known by the politicians, as his Prime Minister. Mexico Against Receiving Foreigners Deported from USA 24 de febrero de 2017, 14:51Mexico, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio, stressed that Mexico will not accept foreign migrants who have been deported by the United States. ALADI Proposal for Integration Accord Is Supported Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Committee of Representatives for the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) expressed its support to the proposal by the secretary-general of the organization, Carlos Alvarez, of working for a Latin American Comprehensive Economic-Trade Agreement. Parents of the 43 Normalists Convene a National Convention in Mexico 24 de febrero de 2017, 11:12Mexico, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The V National People''s Convention was convened here today by parents of the 43 disappeared normalists from Azotzinapa, with the purpose of modifying at the root of the country''s economic, political and social model. Cuban Viengsay Valdes Shares Experiences in US Ballet Contest 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:48Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Viengsay Valdes, a leading dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), is sharing professional experiences with young participants in the semi-finals of the Youth American Grand Prix contest, in the United States. Nicaragua Deepens Research on Earthquakes Managua, Feb 24 (PL) The authorities of Nicaragua intended to deepen research on earthquakes, based on a comparative study on the incidence of these phenomena in recent years, official sources reported. Trinidad & Tobago: More than 700 Cases of the Zika Virus 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:11Port Spain, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The sanitary authorities of Trinidad & Tobago reported 718 confirmed cases of the zika virus, since the appearance of this disease for the first time since February 2016. Mexican Negotiation with USA will be a Long Process Mexico, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The dialogue between Mexico and Donald Trump administration will be a long and not easy process, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said during a press conference with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Cuba Starts 2017 Salsa Festival Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival convenes today in this capital many of the most popular dance music orchestras in Cuba, in order to visualize those dances and sounds that win followers around the world. Right to Abortion in El Salvador Opens Controversy San Salvador, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Abortion in El Salvador - where it is absolutely forbidden - triggers intense debates today among the most diverse sectors about its approval or not. Mexico: Dialogue with Trump Officials without Impositions, Videgaray Mexico, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government will not accept provisions that one government unilaterally wants to impose on the other, said Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray before meeting here today with top US officials. Unemployment Insurance Offered to Mexicans Deported by USA Mexico, Feb 23 (Prensa latina) The Secretariat of Labor and Promotion of Employment (STFE) of Mexico said that 357 people deported by the United States joined the program Unemployment Insurance from last December up to date. Nicaraguan Schools Trained to Handle Disasters 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:28Managua, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The educational centers in Nicaragua carried out the first exercise to safeguard and protect lives, as part of the efforts to strengthen the training to handle disasters. Lawyer of Panamanian Ex-Presidential Family to Collaborate with Justi 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:00Panama, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian lawyer Evelyn Vargas, linked to the children of former President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014), traveled from Mexico today in police custody and will allegedly accept the option of the effective collaboration, according to a new law. Cubans in Nicaragua Against US Blockade 22 de febrero de 2017, 12:28Managua, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Nicaragua is preparing its 6th national meeting, in support of its country in the fight against the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States. Cuban Technology Company Present at Mexico's Book Fair Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Literary works on biotechnology and healthy cuisine are among the proposals of a Cuban company dedicated to information technologies at the upcoming Mexico Book Fair, the entity announced today. Guatemalan President Promises to Respond Indigenous Demands Guatemala, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) President Jimmy Morales has promised to respond the demands from the Mayors'' Board of Directors of the 48 districts in Totonicapan, the most representative institution of the Mayan Quiche people in western Guatemala. Prevention as a Key to Avoid Natural Disasters Panama, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) After the fright lived Monday, as the consequence of a quake of 5 degrees in the RICHTER scale, the analyses and emergency reports are clearly saying how much important prevention for natural disaster situations is. Extension of Temporary Protection to Salvadorans in USA Negotiated 21 de febrero de 2017, 17:02San Salvador, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador negotiates with US officials the extension to 18 months of the Temporary Protection Status (TPS), which benefits 190,000 Salvadorans and concludes in March 2018, said official sources today. Investigation into Dominican Officials Fortunes 21 de febrero de 2017, 16:54Santo Domingo, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The civic movement People''s Participation (PC) demanded today that the Chamber of Accounts investigated Government officials that have increased their fortunes to worrying levels in recent years, to determine if their assets are legal. Bahamas Examines Development Goals for Island States 21 de febrero de 2017, 14:28Nassau, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from small island states are debating some initiatives to integrate the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals in their planning processes. Mexico Arrests DEA Most Wanted Drug Trafficker 21 de febrero de 2017, 13:42Mexico, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) One of the most wanted drug traffickers by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Mexican authorities was arrested in this capital, reported the Attorney General''s Office (PGR). Hundreds of Natives and Farmers Take Over Cumbre de Alaska Guatemala, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of villagers from the 48 cantons of Totonicapán, the most representative institution of Mayan Quiché people in that western part of Guatemala, today took over the place called Cumbre de Alaska, which is a strech of a highway, to demand their rights. Guatemala to Hold First International Marimba Festival Guatemala, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Efrain Recinos Hall at the Cultural Center Miguel Angel Asturias will be the venue to the First International Marimba Festival in Guatemala, from February 23-26, the Ministry of Culture and sports in this country reported today. Honduras: Violence and Killings in Rise 20 de febrero de 2017, 15:23Tegucigalpa, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The multiple slaughters and murders in Honduras registered a rise of 44 percent this year, inside the violence wave shaking Honduras right now. Guatemala Demands Recognition of Indigenous Rights Guatemala, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) People from 83 communities in the department of Sololá in Guatemala will block the Inter-American highway on Tuesday and Wednesday to demand the recognition of indigenous rights and the reduction of electricity tariffs, confirmed organizers today. Mexico Needs 11.5 Million Jobs Mexico, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) About 11.5 million jobs are needed today in Mexico, the Center for Economic Studies of the Private Sector (CEESP) stated. Caricom: Unity to Face Challenges and Uncertainty Por Jorge Luna, Special EnvoyGeorgetown, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The vulnerability of the Caribbean countries when facing the threats of nature and economic and political challenges was evident at the recently-concluded Caribbean Community Summit (CARICOM), which called for an urgent strengthening of regional unity. Panamanian Crackdown on Human Trafficking Panama, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The present strategy against human trafficking has allowed Panama to rescue 167 people from 2014 to date and stop 40 human traffickers, the National Commission Against Human Trafficking (Cnctp) reported. Dominican Ruling Party with More Acceptance, Shows a Survey 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:02Santo Domingo, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) is the most popular in the country, according to a survey released today by the Interdisciplinary Development Consultancy (CID). Honduras: Indigenous Leader Assassinated Tegucigalpa, Feb 17 feb (Prensa Latina) Armed individuals assassinated today Honduran Tolupán indigenous ethnia leader José de los Santos Sevilla, official sources said here Friday. Mexican Businesspeople Committed to Contribute to the Country México, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Business Coordinating Council (CCE in Spanish) of México committed with millionaire investments in the country, that faces todaty an uncertain situation in its links with its main trading and investment partner, the United States. Legislators from Mexico and Cuba Plan to Increase Cooperation Mexico, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Mexico-Cuba interparliamentary meeting begins today in Merida, capital of Yucatan, with a broad agenda that fosters cooperation between both countries. Mexican Embassies to Issue Birth Certificates Overseas 17 de febrero de 2017, 11:19Mexico, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexican embassies may issue birth certificates starting today to people that were born in the national territory but were not registered at the time in Mexico. G20 Foreign Ministers Discuss Development and Peacekeeping Bonn, Germany, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting will end today after two days of sessions which focused on sustainable development and global conflicts. Caribbean Leaders Analyze their International Relations Georgetown, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The 28th Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit, which ends today two closed-door session days, will devote this day to analyzing the relations of the integrationist group with other countries, Prensa Latina knew from sources of the meeting. Cuba, Guyana to Care for Caribbean Children with Disabilities Georgetown, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) A center for the care of Caribbean children with special educational needs associated with disabilities will be opened here in March, its coordinator, Cuban professor Jorge Duvalon announced today. Drug Trafficking Increases in Costa Rica 16 de febrero de 2017, 17:27San Jose, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Gustavo Mata, Minister of Public Security of Costa Rica, has denounced an increase in drug trafficking in this country, and asked deputies to approve the bill on Annulment of Ownership in order to strengthen the struggle against organized crime. Jamaican Ministerial Forum to Tackle Unemployment Issue 16 de febrero de 2017, 15:59Kingston, Feb. 16 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica will host the 10th Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labor on February 23th and 24th. This gathering is aimed at assessing the current employment plight in the Caribbean, from a comprehensive vision. Caribbean Leaders Call to Intensified Regional Integration Georgetown, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The President of Guyana and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), David Granger, called on regional leaders here today to intensify the process of regional integration. Uncertainty at G-20 Meeting Due to New US Diplomacy Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) G-20 Group meeting of foreign ministers shows today a growing uncertainty about US diplomacy and its influence on fundamental economic issues. Jamaican Nesta Carter Appeals Doping Penalty Bern, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina)Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter is appealing the ruling that cost him, Usain Bolt and the rest of the Jamaican 4x100-meter relay team a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusive Resorts of the Caribbean Varadero, Cuba, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out today in the All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean region, a prestigious website specializing in tourism reported. Cuba and CARICOM Agree on Mutual Tariff Concessions Georgetown, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Guyana, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante, talked today about the importance of an agreement on mutual concessions of products and tariff preferences between Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Havana Will Host the Dominican Week of Culture Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Week of Dominican Culture will take place in Havana February 20 through 27 with a display of cinema, theater, literature and music, reported that country''s Embassy in Cuba announced. Honduras Records Over 10 Forrest Fires Weeekly 15 de febrero de 2017, 18:07Tegucigalpa, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Honduras records from 10 to 15 forest fires every week, mostly caused by human actions, authorities stated today. Víctor Víctor and other Dominican Artists to Perform in Cuba 15 de febrero de 2017, 17:30Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The popular Dominican singer and songwriter Victor Victor will offer a concert in Cuba accompanied by two other artists, informed the embassy of the Caribbean country in Havana. Keith Ellis Wants to Write Jose Marti Book of Aforisms Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican researcher and writer Keith Ellis revealed today in Cuba he would love to make a bilingual book of aforisms of National Hero Jose Marti, one of the most influential figure of Latin American literature. US Academics Support Mexico Against President Trump Mexico, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 scholars and researchers from the United States issued a statement today in support of Mexico, facing the ''aggressive policy'' by US President Donald Trump. Quake Helped to Discover a New Geological Fault in Costa Rica 14 de febrero de 2017, 18:23San Jose, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The analysis of the 5.5-magnitude earthquake occurred last November 30, in Capellades, enabled scientists Lepolt Linkimer and Gerardo J. Soto to discover a new geological fault in Costa Rica. Earth Tremors Prevail in Costa Rica Due to Volcano 14 de febrero de 2017, 16:59San Jose, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican volcano Turrialba keeps a continue to cause earth tremor of variable range, while institutions for prevention urge tourists to follow security measures, such as banned access to the summit of the volcano. Energy-Efficiency Program to Benefit Jamaican Schools 14 de febrero de 2017, 16:58Kingston, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) A total of 15 public schools in Jamaica will be benefited with a new energy-efficiency program, the minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Andrew Wheatley announced today. First Sommelier Cuban Woman Writes About Her Impressions Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The first Cuban sommelier woman, presents her impressions of this work in a text that appears today at the 26th International Book Fair 2017, based in the Morro-Cabaña tourist complex of this city. Homage to Bola de Nieve, an Unmistakable Voice of Cuban Music Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Bola de Nieve, one of the unmistakable voices of Cuban music, returns to Havana scene in a homage dedicated to him by the Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine tomorrow, the organizers of the concert announced today. Mexico Deports Cuban Migrants in Irregular Situation 14 de febrero de 2017, 10:34Mexico, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Institute of Migration (INM) has reported on the deportation of five Cuban migrants on a commercial flight from Tapachula International Airport, in Chiapas, according to the company. Trump's Policies Lead to Unemployment in Northern Mexico Mexico, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Although official data indicate that January was a month of job creation in Mexico, the contrary happened in the border ending 2016 due to the actions and threats by U.S. President, Donald Trump. More than 160 Countries Consume Mexican Products 14 de febrero de 2017, 08:44Mexico, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The products with the brand Made in Mexico are consumed today in more than 160 countries, said Enrique Sánchez Cruz, head of the National Service of Health, Safety and Agro-Food Quality (Senasica). Panamanian Corruption Caused Alarm Between 2015 and 2016 13 de febrero de 2017, 16:01Panama, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) A document circulating today revealed that corruption increased nine percent between 2015 and 2016, but high-profile investigations are still to be resolved. USA Deported More Than One Million Mexicans in Five Years Mexico, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) In the last five years, 1 million 372 thousand 883 Mexicans were repatriated from the United States, according to data from the Interior Ministry (Segob) released today. 19th Edition of the Habano Festival Starts Feb 27 Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) With the 19th Edition of the Habano Festival this month in the Cuban capital, Cuba''s quality products industry marks a very lucrative road, with many fans from all over the world. Soldiers in Support Role for Elections in Honduras 13 de febrero de 2017, 11:50Tegucigalpa, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) About 16,000 soldiers will be as of today at the temporary disposal of the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) in Honduras as support personnel for the March 12th primary elections. Caribbean Integration in Times of Trump By Jorge Luna, Special Envoy Georgetown (Prensa Latina) Caribbean leaders analyze with worry here this week, the political and economic impact and the regional scenario after the assumption, last January 20, of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Rajoy Denies Mediator Role Between Latin America and Donald Trump Madrid, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denied today he did not offer Donald Trump to be a mediator between the United States and Latin America during a recent telephone conversation with the US president. Marches for Mexican Dignity and against Trump's Policies Mexico, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Some three thousand police officers are being mobilized in this capital today to ensure the safety of two citizen marches in defense of the sovereignty, dignity and against threats and measures of US President Donald Trump. Mexico: Criminal Groups Fight for Power after Leaving Chapo Mexico, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The growing violence in several Mexican states today is a result of the fight amid criminal groups, said General Salvador Cienfuegos, Secretary of National Defense (Sedena). 5,000 Women Live with AIDS in Panama 11 de febrero de 2017, 11:41Panama, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) UN-AIDS has reported Saturday that a total of 5,000 women in Panama are living with HIV, as a result of poor education and empowering of women. Mexican President Contends Speculations about His Govt. Mexico, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Mexico''s President Enrique Peña Nieto has called today on the people to have confidence on his Government in the face of revolving speculations about its relations with the USA. Panamanian Government Demands Probe into Electoral Donations 10 de febrero de 2017, 17:49Panama, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) proposed today to establish a commisison in the National Assembly to investigate all the donations by the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht during the presidential campaign in 2014. UN Extends Mandate of Anti-impunity Commission in Guatemala 10 de febrero de 2017, 17:05United Nations, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres extended the mandate of the International Anti-Impunity Commission in Guatemala (Cicig) until September 2019, a spokesman for the organization informed. More Immigrant Deaths on Northern Mexican Border 10 de febrero de 2017, 10:37Mexico, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) At least 15 new immigrant deaths were discovered during the week in the border area between this country and the United States, reported today the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Caribbean Region Reports Record Arrival of Tourists in 2016 Bridgetown, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reported today a record arrival of more than 29 million visitors to the region in 2016, for a growth higher to the world average, according to a report by the agency. Works in Nicaragua for CentAm Games in Progress Managua, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan authorities stated they verified the progress of certain installations under construction for the celebration of the 11th Sport Central American Games, which will be held in Nicaragua from December 3 to 17 this year. Oscar Lopez Arrives in Puerto Rico after 35 Years in Prison 09 de febrero de 2017, 18:20San Juan, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Pro-independence activist Oscar Lopez Rivera arrived in Puerto Rico after 35 years in prison, in the United States, to finish his sentence, commuted by former President Barack Obama before concluding his term of office. Jamaican Singer Bob Marley's Unique Recordings Come to Light 09 de febrero de 2017, 18:04London, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) A dozen of Bob Marley´s concerts are today causing a stir among worldwide music lovers, especially those Jamaican singer´s fans, after their complete restoration. Japanese Company Nisshinbo Renounces to Produce in Mexico 09 de febrero de 2017, 12:01Tokyo, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump''s threats, made the Japanese company Nisshinbo abandon its project to set up an auto spares plant in Mexico, it was officially informed. Monarch Butterfly Hibernation Surface Decreases 09 de febrero de 2017, 11:20Mexico, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The area covered by monarch butterflies in the hibernation period continues declining today, Eligio Garcia, coordinator of the Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund, said. Odebrecht Bribes in Colombia Passed through Panama Panama, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) An investigation carried out by the Public Ministry of Panama, concerning a ghost company of Odebrecht provided information for the corruption scandal that shakes Colombia, publishes today daily La Estrella de Panama. Gasoline Hike in Mexico Passes the Bill to the PRI Mexico, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The increase of fuels decreed by the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto passed the bill to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) of Mexico, relegated today to the third position in the citizen preferences. Puerto Rico Will Host Economic Forum with China San Juan, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Puerto Rico confirmed today the organization of the First China-Puerto Rico Investment Forum from March 1 to 3, with representatives of this island, the United States and the Asian giant. Panamanian Minister Requests Temporary Stop of Preferential Visa Panama, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Labor and Labor Development, Ernesto Carles, asked the National Migration Service (SNM) to temporarily stop granting visas for profesionals and the ones given to the friendly countries program, La Prensa reported today. Reconciliation is Key for Peace in El Salvador Por By Odalys TroyaSan Salvador, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorans will celebrate throughout 2017 the signing of the Peace Accords that ended the armed conflict (1980-1992), after 60 years of military dictatorships and marked the path to democracy. Panama Breaks Up Over 55 Gangs 07 de febrero de 2017, 17:01Panama, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General for Organized Crime Nahaniel Murgas confirmed today the dismantling of over 55 Panama-operating gangs. Haitian Migrants at USA-Mexico Border Fear Risk of Deportation 07 de febrero de 2017, 14:21Mexico, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Haitian migrants currently at the border between Mexico and the United States are afraid of appearing before the US authorities because they fear being deported, according to reports today. Presidential Spokesman: Mexico is not Invalid In front of USA 07 de febrero de 2017, 13:01Mexico, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is not invalid in front of US, stressed today the Mexican presidency spokesman, Eduardo Sanchez, during a TV interview. Pamelita Flores, Awakening of a Woman Through Music By Isabel Soto Mayedo Mexico: Trump Wall to Have Ecological Costs Mexico, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The wall that President Donald Trump ordered to build on the US-Mexico border will have ecological costs, asserted today Gerardo Ceballos from the Institute of Ecology of the Mexico National Autonomous University (UNAM). Trump Wall to Benefit Human Traffickers, La Jornada Newspaper Says Mexico, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The wall that President Donald Trump intends to raise on the Mexican border could benefit human traffickers (polleros, Mexican term) who will increase their rates and profits, newspaper La Jornada reported today. Honduran President proposes Referendum on Criminal Reforms 06 de febrero de 2017, 17:38Tegucigalpa, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez proposed today to put to the people''s vote the criminal reforms that the National Congress was currently discussing. Varela Asks Santos for Drug Control in Colombia 06 de febrero de 2017, 17:02by Osvaldo Rodriguez Martinez Jamaican Religious Leader Talks about Inequalities in the Caribbean Kingston, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jamaica and of the Cayman Islands, Howard Gregory, remembered today that the unequal distribution of the wealths might give place to disturbances in the region of the Caribbean. Most Dominicans Citezens Distrust Their Officials 06 de febrero de 2017, 12:33Santo Domingo, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) 87.7 percent of Dominicans considers today that government officials of Leonel Fernández, Hipólito Mejía and Danilo Medina benefited from bribes paid by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Vietnam - Latin America: Electronic Visa Option for Eight Countries 06 de febrero de 2017, 09:41Hanoi, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Eight Latin American countries are listed today in the list of 40 whose citizens can opt for an electronic visa to travel to Vietnam, in force since February 1, it was known here. Aspirants to Carondelet Reveal Proposals in Presidential Dialogue Quito, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The candidates of the general elections scheduled for February 19 in Ecuador presented their proposals of government to this South American country in a Presidential Dialogue focused on politics and economy. Japan Wants to Invest More in Mexico despite Trump Mexico, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan is interested in boosting trade and investments in Mexico, despite the protectionist wave that may come from the United States, Japanese Ambassador Akira Yamada stated here. Organized Crime Causes High Costs for Mexico 04 de febrero de 2017, 10:23Mexico, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Social costs in Mexico, both for private and public sector, caused by organized crime reach an extraordinary amount of more than 16 billion dollars, was released here today. Despaigne Praises the Teams´ High-Level in Caribbean Baseball Series Culiacan, Mexico, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Slugger Alfredo Despaigne, Granma Sorrels´ clean-up hitter, praised the level of all participating teams in the Caribbean Baseball Series, Culiacán-2017, but also warned that Cuba will be the champion. Guyana to Reinforce Migratory Controls because of Terrorism Increase 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:05Georgetown, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Joseph Harmon, Guyanese State Minister, said Friday that Guyana will reinforce migratory controls from now on, because of traces of citizens coming from neighboring countries, involved in terrorist activities. Most Mexicans Have Bad Opinion On Donald Trump Mexico, Feb 3 (Prensa LatinaL) US President Donald Trump, today arouses widespread rejection in the Mexican population, according to data from a survey reported here Friday. Mexico: Automotive Industry Mobilizes after Trump Threats 03 de febrero de 2017, 10:46 Mexico, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Giant Motors Latin America (UGML) will produce Chinese cars in Mexico, despite the threats facing today the Mexican automotive sector by US President Donald Trump. Cuba Solidarity Committee Established in Toluca, Mexico Mexico, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba-Toluca Solidarity Committee was constituted by Mexican students, professors and representatives of the intellectual community of Mexico City, organizers said today. Jamaica to Hold Talks with USA on Migratory Issue 02 de febrero de 2017, 12:40Kingston, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica''s Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid, announced today that the Government of Jamaica will maintain a direct dialogue with his US counterpart on migration issues. Costa Rican Taxi Drivers Demand Statement on Uber San Jose, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of taxi drivers will carry out demostrations today to demand a ruling from the Constitutional Chamber regarding the legality of the Uber''s taxi company operation. Mexico Refutes Versions of Trump's Military Threats Mexico, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Foreign Ministry refuted today that President Donald Trump threatened to send troops to Mexico, according to the version released by an US news agency and reproduced here by national media. Total of 500 Quakes Occurred in Costa Rica in First Month of 2017 01 de febrero de 2017, 16:44San Jose, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) A total of 500 quakes ocurred in Costa Rica in January 2017, the biggest of them of 4.7 degrees on January 20, said the Volcanologic and Seismologic Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori). Jamaican Official Demands Adjusting Education to Labor-Market Demand 01 de febrero de 2017, 16:36Kingston, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Member of the Jamaican Economic Growth Council (EGC), Kavan Gayle, called today to adjust the national educational system to the demands of the labor market, official sources reported. EU and Mexico Speed Free Trade Agreement 01 de febrero de 2017, 12:00Brussels, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed today to speed up bilateral negotiations to modernize the free trade agreement in the face of growing protectionism around the world, the parties said in a joint statement. Increase of High-rise Constructions in Managua Proposed Managua, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Specialists in engineering and architecture propose today to increase high-rise construction in Managua as an alternative to take advantage of more spaces and favor housing development of the Nicaraguan capital. Mexican Capital Recovers after Mass Protests 01 de febrero de 2017, 10:17Mexico City, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City is going back to normality after the takeover of peasant, union and social organizations against fuel rising, among other criticisms and demands to the federal government. Latin America Attends Russian Prodexpo Fair Moscow, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Latin America is strongly participating in the 24th edition of the Prodexpo International Food Products Fair, with 2,178 companies from 57 countries, Russian authorities reported today. UNASUR Secretary General Warns of US Government Threats Quito, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) In an urgent alert at the close of his term as UNASUR Secretary General Ernesto Samper warned of the threats to South America of the complicated agenda outlined by the new US government under the president, Donald Trump. Jamaican Chancellor Calls for Calm Against Trump´s Orders 31 de enero de 2017, 17:02Kingston, 31 Jan. (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Chancellor Kamina Johnson urged her compatriots to calm down against US President Donald Trump´s hot orders. Over Seven Thousand Victims by Pouring Rains in Honduras 31 de enero de 2017, 16:21Tegucigalpa, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 7,500 people, from Honduras´s Atlantic coast, were affected by pouring rains broken this week by the arrival of a cold front, local authorities informed. Trinidad and Tobago Rejects Accusation of Links with Terrorism 31 de enero de 2017, 15:54Port of Spain, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Trinidad and Tobago''s Prime Minister Keith Rowley, rejected the accusation by US commentator Malcolm Nance that this country has extensive links with terrorism, media outlets published today. Dominica to Develop Agriculture in Schools 31 de enero de 2017, 15:25Roseau, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Commonwealth of Dominica will develop agriculture from schools, the Minister of Agriculture and Fishing Johnson Drigo stated. International Support Contributes to Fire Extinction in Chile 31 de enero de 2017, 12:37Santiago de Chile, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Chilean fire chief Miguel Reyes estimated today a reduction of devastating forest fires, thanks to international collaboration and joint work with local institutions. Jamaicans Pay Tributes to Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution 31 de enero de 2017, 12:20Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Called for Solidarity Organization form Cuba and Jamaica, followers of the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro''s work, paid tribute to him in Jamaica, informed the Cuban Foreign Ministry. ECLAC Expects Economic Growth of 1.3 % in Latin America United Nations, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, pointed today here that in 2017 a growth of 1.3 percent in regional gross domestic product. Day of Demostrations and Chaos in Mexican Streets and Avenues 31 de enero de 2017, 11:41Mexico, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Road blocks and advance of contingents in marches of protests characterize today this capital, where a national day against the rise in the prices of fuels or gasolinazo will take place. Evo Morales Invites Mexico to Return to G77 and CELAC La Paz, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales urged today Mexico to return to the Group of 77 countries (G77) plus China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to strengthen regional integration. Culiacan Ready for Caribbean Baseball Series 31 de enero de 2017, 10:34Culiacan, Mexico, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Everything is ready in Culiacan, Mexico, for the start tomorrow of the 59th Caribbean Baseball Series with the champion teams of the professional leagues of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the host country, with Cuba as the invited nation. Peña Nieto Party Asks not to Raise Fuel Prices in February Mexico, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The national leadership of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) of President Enrique Peña Nieto joined other political, business and social groups that today call on the executive to refrain from increasing fuel prices. Secretary-General of Unasur Completes Administration and Reports Work Quito, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ernesto Samper, reports today on his administration in the period 2014-2017 at the body''s headquarters, located in this capital. High Risk of Money Laundering in Panamanian Free Zones Panama, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The highest risk of money laundering in Panama is now concentrated in the zones of free zones, construction, real estate and legal services, according to a study by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). Odecabe to Visit Barranquilla to Evaluate 2018 CentAm Games San Juan, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Central American and Caribbean Sport Organization (Odecabe) reported that it will travel to the Colombian city of Barranquilla to discuss issues related to the organization of the upcoming regional games. More than 50 Percent of Mexicans in Poverty for 25 Years 30 de enero de 2017, 15:58Mexico, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Fifty three percent of the Mexican people live in poverty, the same percentage as 25 years ago, representatives of organizations grouped in Accion Ciudadana asserted today. Barbados Starts Fumigation Campaign Against Mosquitoes 30 de enero de 2017, 13:41Bridgetown, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Barbadian peripheral neighborhoods receive today the benefits of spraying mass fumigation against the mosquitoes, transmitters of diseases, refers the daily capital BarbadosToday. USA Authorities Hinder to Clearify Political Leader Murder in PR 30 de enero de 2017, 13:40San Juan, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Complicity of US authorities hinder the clarification of the murder in Puerto Rico of the 38 years old Cuban left-wing leader, Carlos Muniz, assured the writer, Ricardo Fraga. Trump Going against International Law and Mexican Sovereignty Mexico, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Authonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) stated Monday that US President Donald Trump is taking decisions and actions going against the international law and the Mexican sovereignty and self determination. Puerto Rico's Governor Rejects Exclusion of Foreigners by Trump 30 de enero de 2017, 13:07San Juan, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rico''s governor, Ricardo Rossello, rejected U.S. President Donald Trump''s decision to suspend the entry of citizens from seven countries of Africa and the Middle East. Cuban Team Promises to Win at Caribbean Baseball Series 30 de enero de 2017, 12:51Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The members of Granma team promised today to win courageously the coming Caribbean Baseball Series. Good Prospects for MIG-35 Fighters in Latin America Moscow, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia forecasts today good prospects for the trade of the MIG-35 multifunctional fighter in Latin America, following the world launch of the new aircraft at the MIG Aircraft Construction Corporation on the outskirts of this capital city. Presidential Dialogue among Ecuador's Candidates Confirmed Quito, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The eight candidates for head of state in Ecuador confirmed their presence in the presidential dialogue summoned by the representative of the ruling Country Alliance Movement, Lenin Moreno. Usain Bolt, Losing an Olympic Gold Medal Does Not Tarnish his Legacy Kingston, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican runner Usain Bolt said that losing one of his nine Olympic titles due to the doping sanction of his teammate Nesta Carter will not tarnish his legacy, said the Observer newspaper today. Costa Rica Minister Calls for More Scientific Collaboration with Cuba San José, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (Micitt) Marcelo Jenkins advocated here to continue strengthening scientific collaboration between Costa Rica and Cuba. Mexican President, Lawmakers Join Common Front before Trump´s Threats Mexico, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto, senators and deputies of several political parties agreed on a common front to defend Mexicans in the United States and the country in the face of threats by Donald Trump. Trump Confirms He Talked to Peña Nieto for an Hour 27 de enero de 2017, 15:29Washington, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump confirmed that he talked on the phone with his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto, for an hour. Jamaica to Increase its Forest Reserves 27 de enero de 2017, 15:00Kingston, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The government of Jamaica announced today that it will include 12 additional areas of woods in its register of forest reserves, in line with actions to conserve the country''s biodiversity. Mexico Will Maintain Relations with the US, Says Secretary of Economy Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will maintain its relations with the government of the United States despite the cancellation of the meeting between Presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald Trump, said today the Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo. Dominica to Intensify Vector Fight Against Mosquito 27 de enero de 2017, 12:56Roseau, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health and Environment of Dominica will intensify the fight against vectors transmitting diseases, announced today the head of medical services, David Johnson. Peña Nieto Calls for Meeting Before Offering Response to Trump Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will meet today with Senatorsc and the Governors of the Mexican States, to define the official response to the bilateral relationship exchange arranged by now US President Donald Trump. Home Detention to Manuel Noriega for Neurosurgery Requested Panama, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The hearing scheduled for today in the El Renacer jail may grant temporary home detention for preoperative neurosurgery, to former Panamanian State Attorney Manuel Antonio Noriega (1983-1989), who was arrested in December 1989. Trump Charges against Mexico, Anteroom of Latin America Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Without defining today his policies towards Latin America and the Caribbean, the president of the United States, Donald Trump continues announcing measures that go against the country with the southern region bordering the continent: Mexico. Trump's Wall is Inhuman Interference, Mexican Church Says Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The wall that President Donald Trump ordered to build on the Mexican border is an ''inhuman interference,'' dignitaries of the Catholic Church of this country said here today. Peña Nieto Supported in Mexico against Donald Trump's Arrogance 26 de enero de 2017, 16:37Mexico, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto''s decision to cancel his meeting at the White House with Donald Trump wins supporters, when many voices call for defending the sovereignty and dignity of Mexico in view of the arrogance shown by the United States. President-Elect of Haiti Appearing in Court 26 de enero de 2017, 15:42Port-au-Prince, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian president-elect, Jovenel Moise, appeared today before a judge investigating some money laundering-related suspicions. Cuba, Willing and Independent in its Ties with the U.S. 26 de enero de 2017, 14:41Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa latina) The respect to Cuban sovereignty and independence remains today as the essential base to continue negotiating those unresolved bilateral issues with the United States, that is currently boasting a less than one-week administration in power. Puerto Rican Unions Opposed to Measures Passed by the Federal Board 26 de enero de 2017, 13:58San Juan, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Anticipating '' the dire consequences for the Puerto Rican people'', several unions rejected today the demands of the financial control board to governor Ricardo Rosselló to close the deficit gap from 2016 to 2019. CELAC: a Mechanism for Concerted Action, Unity and Dialogue Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held in the Dominican Republic, was consolidated as the mechanism for concerted action, unity and political dialogue of the whole of Our America. Peña Nieto Cancels Meeting with Trump in the White House Mexico, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed today through Twitter that he will no travel to the White House next week to meet with his United States counterpart Donald Trump. Cases of Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue Increased in Costa Rica San José, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Some data provided by the Costa Rican Ministry of Health are unveiling today a total of 37 confirmed cases of Zika in the first two weeks of 2017, while excluding 79 people of being affected by this dangerous virus. Latin American Cinema is Committed to Our Reality, Perugorria Says Panama, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Cuban actor, Jorge Perugorria, highlighted today the commitment of the Latin American cinema to the reality of our countries, where the cinematography of author is a common and distinctive feature in this type of art. Guatemala and Cuba to Be Linked Again by Air Guatemala, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala and Cuba will once again be linked by air by the Spanish company WAMOS Air, which plans to inaugurate a route to this Central American country from Madrid and stop at Havana, officials said today. Donald Trump Puts Conditions to Meet Mexican President 26 de enero de 2017, 11:35Washington, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump will meet his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto next week, with the condition that Mexico agrees to pay for the construction of a wall in the mutual border between these two countries. Carlos Martí to Lead Cuban Team in World Baseball Classic Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Carlos Martí will be the manager of the Cuban team for the fourth World Baseball Classic, which will begin next March 6. 5th CELAC Summit: Unity for Development and Peace Santo Domingo, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has concluded with a call to strengthen unity to make progress in development and guarantee peace in the region, an objective signed in a final statement, and another 20 documents. Mexicans Join Voices to Cancel Meeting Peña Nieto-Trump Mexico, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Despite the position expressed by president Enrique Peña Nieto to promote dialogue, but without impositions to the United States, new voices join here today to cancel his meeting with that country''s ruler, Donald Trump. Haiti Request Support from CELAC to Faced Challenges 25 de enero de 2017, 18:28Bavaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Haitian Interim President Jocelerme Privet requested today, at the 5th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), support to face the development challenges to his country. Raul Castro Reiterates Cuban Commitment to Unity and Peace in Region 25 de enero de 2017, 18:25Bavaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) President of Cuba Raul Castro reiterated today Cuba''s commitment to boost unity and peace in Latin America and the Caribbean to face new challenges in the region. Mexican Voices Urge President to Posterg Appointment with Trump 25 de enero de 2017, 16:59Mexico, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto should cancel the meeting agreed with his counterpart from the United States, Donald Trump, as a worthy response by Mexico, different voices said here Wednesday. Jamaican Government Promotes Quality in Education 25 de enero de 2017, 16:51Kingston, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Jamaica promotes the creation of an educational system characterized by quality, inclusion and equity, said today the Minister of Education, Youth and Information of this country, Ruel Reid. UN Reporter Points Out Impunity and Insecurity in Mexico 25 de enero de 2017, 16:47Mexico, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Impunity has become cause and effect of human right defenders´ overall insecurity in Mexico, the UN special reporter Michel Forst warned, Technological Improvement Favors Seismological Research in Cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The technological improvement for seismological monitoring and research system is actually favoring the corresponding study and monitoring of these natural phenomena, by providing the most necessary information for the decision-making and people´s preparation. The First Executive Vicepresident of FIVB Visits Cuba 25 de enero de 2017, 13:52La Habana, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina)The First Executive Vicepresident of the International Federation of Volleyball, FIVB, Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz from the Dominican Republic, since today will carry out a brief working program where he will be holding talks with different local sport authorities. New Hotels to Generate 5,000 Jobs in Jamaica 25 de enero de 2017, 13:07Kingston, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica''s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, stated today that the construction and subsequent operation of four hotels will generate around 5,000 jobs in that country in the coming months. Cuba Mambo Lovers To Celebrate Dámaso Pérez Prado´s Centenary 25 de enero de 2017, 12:36Matanzas, Cuba, Jan. 25 (Prensa Latina) Master lectures, book presentations, concerts and shows will be parts of the International Colloquium program to be held in this province at the end of the year, as a tribute to Dámaso Pérez Prado´s centenary, well-known as the King of Mambo. Usain Bolt Loses Beijing Olympic Gold for Relay Disqualification 25 de enero de 2017, 12:06Bern, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Usain Bolt has reduced his Olympic gold collection from nine to eight titles, after the confirmation of the International Olympic Committee today of the disqualification of the 4x100-meter relay Beijing 2008, by doping of Nesta Carter. Balance in the World Oil Market Due to Lower Production 25 de enero de 2017, 11:49Kuwait, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait''s oil minister, Essam al Marzuk, said today that the oil market is well balanced due to the decline in production since the end of last year. Trump Complys with Election Promises on Immigration 25 de enero de 2017, 11:46Washington, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) With only five days after assuming office, Donald Trump is preparing to comply with his electoral promises on immigration with the signing as of today of several executive orders. Maduro Stressed Importance of Unity in Current Context of the Region Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro affirmed today that with the V Summit Celac consolidates and points to a big road for a region that ''has to be together today more than ever against the threats''. Small Species Restore Ecological Balance in the Caribbean 25 de enero de 2017, 10:44Panama, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Small sea urchins and parrot-fishes are recovering the ecological balance in the Caribbean coasts where the coral reefs disappeared, according to a research conducted in the deep waters of Bocas del Toro, in the Panamanian Atlantic. Mexico Returns 70 Cubans in Irregular Migratory Situation 25 de enero de 2017, 10:29Mexico, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican immigration authorities returned today to Cuba 70 citizens of that island who were in Mexico in an irregular situation. Mexican Senators Close Ranks on US Negotiations 25 de enero de 2017, 10:11Mexico, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The political parties represented in the Mexican Senate are closing ranks today in support of the defense of interests to the negotiations started by government representatives before the government of Donald Trump. Mexico to Difficult Negotiations with Trump's Government 25 de enero de 2017, 08:57Mexico, 25 (Prensa Latina) Mexico and the United States are starting talks today that could redefine key issues on the bilateral agenda, including the modification or conclusion of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). CELAC Fifth Summit Ends with Adoption of Political Declaration Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) concludes today in this eastern city of Dominican Republic, with the adoption of a political declaration and other special pronouncements. Costa Rica to Rebuild 25 Aqueducts with Emirati Donation San Jose, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica will rebuild 25 aqueducts in the area affected by Hurricane Otto with the $10 million USD donated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), informed the presidential commissioner Mariano Figueres. Record Number of Mexican Visitors to Cuba in 2016 24 de enero de 2017, 16:48Mexico, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Over 130 thousand Mexican tourists visited Cuba during the past 2016, a record number, the Embassador Pedro Núñez Mosquera stated today at the presentation of Cuban tourist offers for visitors. Without Benefits, Mexico Could Stay out of NAFTA 24 de enero de 2017, 16:39Mexico, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Mexico could be out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if it does not receive benefits in the negotiations that would be held soon with the United States, Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo announced today. Honduran Government to Keep Police Purging One Year More 24 de enero de 2017, 16:19Tegucigalpa, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Honduras studies today how to extend one the work of the Special Commission for the purging of the national police for one more year, established in mid-2016 to clean up this institution, after various scandals. U.S. and Cuba, Take Steps for Normalizing Their Relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuba have adopted up to now 22 instruments since December 17th of 2014, when the process for normalizing their relations started. Evo: CELAC Summit Will Be Important Against US Threats La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today that the Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will be an important forum to analyze the challenges posed by the administration of US President Donald Trump. President Raúl Castro Arrives in Dominican Republic for CELAC Summit Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro arrived in this tourist resort today in order to participate at the V Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) which will be held tomorrow. Foreign Ministers Begin Debates Prior to CELAC Summit Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas highlighted the progress made by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in the last year, at the inauguration of the meeting of the bloc Foreign Ministers. Mexico City Offers Care Programs for Returnees from US Mexico City, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) ''Today Mexico City has programs ready to assist migrants returning from the United States,'' Miguel Ángel Mancera, head of the government of the capital, said. Dominican Republic Hosts 5th Summit of CELAC Bavaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has begun today in this eastern Dominican town, in the presence of more than 10 presidents and two prime ministers. Social Movements Declare Their Support to CELAC Summit Santo Domingo, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the Encounter of Social Movements and Political Forces that support the Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) made enriching proposals to the Political Declaration that they will issue today. Evo Morales travels to Dominican Republic for CLACS Summit La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will travel today to the Dominican Republic, host of the 5th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC in Spanish). Odebrecht Sued for Bribery 23 de enero de 2017, 16:06Panama, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Panama will formally charge Transnational Odebrecht for bribing Panamanian public officials between 2009 and 2014, President Juan Carlos Varela announced today. Dialogue without Confrontation or Submission with USA, Says President 23 de enero de 2017, 15:35Mexico, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will diversify its ties with the world while redefining ties with the United States, said today President Enrique Peña Nieto. Combative Demonstration of Support for the CELAC Summit 23 de enero de 2017, 15:24Santo Domingo, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) With a combative demonstration of support for the Fifth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the meeting of social movements and political forces began today in this capital. Cuba Hosts International Sympossium on Cardiovascular Lung Disease 23 de enero de 2017, 14:05Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Sympossium of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) opened its sessions in this capital Monday, with the participation of prestigious specialists from Cuba, US and Europe. At CELAC'S Meeting, Dominican Rep History Seen From Photography Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The convention center where the coordinators of the CELAC are debating today on their third day of activities, also hosts a photographic interpretation of Dominican history seen through the lens of Wifredo García. Dominica Seeks to Resume Banana Exports Roseau, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Dominica is seeking to resume banana exports to the United Kingdom, two years after its suspension due to the impact on local production of the black sigatoka pest, Agriculture minister Johnson Drigo said today. WHO Alerts on H5N6 Bird Flu Expansion 23 de enero de 2017, 11:59Geneva, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has called today the international community to pay attention to the outbreak of avian flu, with new strains, spread since late 2016 by almost 40 countries in Europe and Asia. US-Mexico Summit Could Ease Pressure on Peso Mexico, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The summit between the presidents of Mexico and the United States announced by Donald Trump for January 31st and a meeting with senior executives of both governments, could give a respite to the Mexican peso, which starts today another week of uncertainty. Mexico: University Graduates The Most Affected by Unemployment Mexico, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Unemployment in Mexico today affects more people with college education or completed high school, according to the National Institute of Geography and Statistics (INEGI). Mexican Authorities Incinerate Five Tons of Drugs Mexico, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexican authorities incinerated five tons of drugs in the northern department of Baja California, it was reported on Saturday. Exacerbated Nationalism and Paranoia, Says Mexican PT about Trump 20 de enero de 2017, 17:50Mexico, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Labor Party (PT) appeared concerned today about what it called exacerbated nationalism and paranoia from US President Donald Trump, judging by the speech he read during his inauguration. Mexico Sends Back to Cuba Group of 91 Irregular Migrants 20 de enero de 2017, 13:02México, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Mexican authorities informed today of the repatriation of 91 Cuban citezens who were in an irregular situation in Mexico. Scholars in Cuba for Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing 20 de enero de 2017, 12:02Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Several experts from Mexico, Panama, Spain and Cuba had the possibility to attend the Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing and Orality Teaching and the Use of Dictionaries, which will be organized by the University of Matanzas. Flow of Russian Tourists to Cuba Grows 50 Percent 20 de enero de 2017, 11:23Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The flow of Russian tourists to Cuba in 2016 has grown 50 percent compared to the previous year, after surpassing 65,000 visitors, Tourism counselor of the island''s embassy in this country, Edilberto Riveron Leon, said. Lat Am Politicians and Entrepreneurs Envisage Actions before Trump 20 de enero de 2017, 10:46Guatemala, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Business leaders and politicians from Latin America and the Caribbean are trying to draw up an action plan to face up the challenge posed by Donald Trump''s inauguration as a president of the United States. Peña Nieto Promises Defending Mexico After Trump's Taking Office Mexico, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto reaffirmed he will defend the interests of Mexico and a constructive agenda with the United States, in statements that transcended today, when Donald Trump will assume the presidency of the United States. Haitian Culture Week for The First Time in Cuba Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) A week devoted to the Haitian culture and the anniversary 213 of the victory of the revolution in Haiti will be held in Cuba for the first time, Ambassador to this country Geri Benoit announced. Cepal Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment 19 de enero de 2017, 16:27Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. Mexican President Orders to Reinforce Security in Schools 19 de enero de 2017, 16:01Mexico, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto instructed today the strengthening of the safety conditions in educational centers of the country, after the attack of a student that caused a dead and four injured in Monterrey, north of Mexico. Recent Data Highlight Cuban Tourism Industry Booming 19 de enero de 2017, 13:35Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The most recent official data on tourism in Cuba today predicts that the travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean. Social Movements Support CELAC Summit 19 de enero de 2017, 13:16Santo Domingo, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Dominican social movements announced today a meeting to support the 5th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC,which will take place from January 21 to 25 in Punta Cana. ECLAC Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment 19 de enero de 2017, 13:03Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. Cuba and U.S. Sign Memorandum For Sea Water Protection 19 de enero de 2017, 12:56Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) A memorandum of understanding on the protection of marine waters, coral reefs and environmental education was signed here by specialists from Cuba''s National Aquarium and Research Institute for Studies of the Gulf of Mexico (Harte). Rivera's Amnesty, Evidence of the Need for Puerto Rican Unity 19 de enero de 2017, 12:35San Juan, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Ex-minister of Interior Ingrid Vila Biaggi said today that the amnesty of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera by Barack Obama shows the need for unity in the fight for just causes. Salvadorean Government Thanks Deputies Vote for the 2017 Budget 19 de enero de 2017, 12:33San Salvador, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Salvadorian government thanked the 49 deputies of the Legislative Assembly who voted Wednesday in favor of the General Budget of the Nation 2017, stressed the Secretary of Communications of the presidency, Eugenio Chicas. Cuba Hosts Calixto 2017 Pre-Convention Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The issues of the events prior to the International Convention, Calixto 2017, include different branches of medicine in order to raise the quality of life of patients, the organizing committee said here today. High Rate of Crimes of Mexican Teenagers with Firearms Mexico, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Seventy percent of adolescents who committed a crime in Mexico used a firearm, according to a report released today. Federal Forces Strengthen Security in Cancun, Mexico Mexico, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Some 400 Federal Police and Gendarmerie personnel reinforce security at the Mexican resort of Cancún, Quintana Roo state, after the armed attack on the state prosecutor''s office and police facilities. Trump Phenomenon Expresses Twilight of Neoliberal Globalization México, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Trump case is not exclusive of the U.S., but an expression of the twilight of neoliberal globalization, affirmed here the Group New Course of Development of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). School Year Opened by Salvadoran President 18 de enero de 2017, 17:29San Salvador, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The President of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, opened today the new 2017 School Year, appealling for building a new country based on the generation of a new peace agreement, being education the heart of the transformations. Honduras: Anticorruption Magistrates Organization Made Official 18 de enero de 2017, 16:47Tegucigalpa, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Justice of Honduras swore in the members of a group of 13 magistrates to judge the corruption cases with the biggest impoact in the country, approved by a mission from the Organization of American States (OAS). Trinitarian Amendment Adopted Against Child Marriage 18 de enero de 2017, 15:02Port-of-Spain, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Trinitarian Senate adopted an amendment,raising the legal age for marriage up to 18 years, without the support of the opposition lawmakers, the Jamaica Observer Journal informed today. 5.8 Earthquake Causes Considerable Aftershocks Near Santiago de Cuba 18 de enero de 2017, 13:31Santiago de Cuba, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) About 183 aftershocks in the Pilón-Chivirico area, on the south-eastern coast of Cuba, caused an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude that shook the eastern part of Cuba, official sources noted today. Activists Celebrate in USA López Rivera Sentence Commutation 18 de enero de 2017, 12:57Washington, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Paz, Justicia y Dignidad a los Pueblos International Committee celebrated today the sentence commutation, announced yesterday, of the Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera, who was considered an example of dignity. ''We received with great happiness and joy the news of the commutation by President Barack Obama of Oscar''s sentence. We know that in here and around the world many people fought for his freedom,'' said to Prensa the coordinator of the Committee in the United States, Alicia Jrapko. Cuban Swine Fever Vaccine Will Shortly Be Marketed 18 de enero de 2017, 11:45Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientists are completing the clinical trials to launch into market a new vaccine for the control of classical swine fever (CSF), a disease that has been severely affecting pig breeding in the island. Costa Rican President Concludes Working Visit to United Arab Emirates 18 de enero de 2017, 11:04San Jose, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican president, Luis Guillermo Solis will meet today with the Emir of Sharhaj, Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, on the final day of his three-day working visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Human Rights Respect at US -Mexico Border to Be Monitored 18 de enero de 2017, 11:01Mexico, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has announced it will strengthen its regional offices located at Mexico''s border with the United States, it was reported today. Homage to Salvadoran Leader Schafik Handal Announced San Salvador, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The creation of the Historical Memory Network of El Salvador is amid the main activities to commemorate the 11th year of the death of historic leader of FMLN Schafik Handal. Obama Gives Indult to Puerto Rican Independentist Oscar Lopez 17 de enero de 2017, 17:48Washington, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) US President Barack Obama gave the indult to Puerto Rican independentist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera, a man who is taking more than 35 years in prison in the United States, because of his ideas. Casa de las Americas Decolonized Us with Literature, Says Jury Membe 17 de enero de 2017, 17:25Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Dominican academician Silvio Torres-Saillant said today that through Casa de las Americas, the Cuban revolution proved how the same decolonization achieved through arms could be achieved through literary writing. Sanitary Authoriries of Nicaragua in Alert by Yellow Fever 17 de enero de 2017, 15:03Managua, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities of Nicaragua today reinforce epidemiological surveillance, after the alert circulated by the Pan American Health Organization because of the appearance of cases of yellow fever in Brazil, official sources said. US Groups Ask Trump to Continue Normalization With Cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 13:43Washington, 17 Jan (Prensa Latina) Several US organizations sent today a memorandum to President-elect Donald Trump to urge him to continue normalizeng relations with Cuba. Continuation of US Investments in Mexico is Predicted 17 de enero de 2017, 11:54Mexico, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Investments of high-tech manufacturing companies in Mexico are ''long-term and quite robust'', so they should be maintained, according to statements by a business manager published today. Cuauhtemoc Cardenas Demands a Mexican Patriotic Stance against Trump 17 de enero de 2017, 09:00Mexico, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Former Presidential Candidate Cuauhtemoc Cardenas has demanded a firm and patriotic attitude facing the threats launched against Mexico by the next President of the United States, Donald Trump. Panama: Protests against Rice Import Operations 16 de enero de 2017, 17:11Panama, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian rice producers blocked the Inter American Highway Monday, in rejection to the import operations of rice, as reported by local newspaper La Prensa. Nicaraguan President Assigns New Foreign Minister 16 de enero de 2017, 16:17Managua, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The reelected president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, made today official the appointment of Denis Moncada as new Foreign Minister of the Republic, on having announced the members of the official presidential cabinet for its new mandate. Piedad Cordoba Praises Peace Process Experience in El Salvador 16 de enero de 2017, 14:24San Salvador, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Colombian activists Piedad Cordoba has stated today that the signing of a peace process in El Salvador, marking 25 years today, can be used as an experience for her country aimed at searching solutions for a peace with social justice. New Political Party Organized in Guatemala Guatemala, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Movimiento Pueblo (MP) decided to organize a party structure for the large majority of Guatemalans, said representative of that civil organization Victor Gudiel. Mexican Teachers Return to Protest the Educational Reform México, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE in Spanish) summoned new mobilizations against the educational reform as of the month of February. Barbados to Examine Tendency to the Use of Drugs 14 de enero de 2017, 00:20Bridgetown, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Contemporary trends in the abuse of drugs will be tested between January 22 and 28 in Barbados, today announced the official of the National Council for substance abuse, NCSA, Wendy Greenidge. Bahamas Praises Immigration Agreement between Cuba and USA 13 de enero de 2017, 15:42Nassau, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas praised today the end of the US policy known as ''dry feet-wet feet'' and the parole program for health specialists, which encouraged illegal immigration of Cubans to the United States. Mexico Bets for Renegotiating NAFTA in Equality with U.S. 13 de enero de 2017, 13:07México, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, admitted today there is uncertainty in its links with the United States, but advanced they would have to dialogue with the Donald Trump administration. Calle 13's Singer Rene Perez Premieres First Solo Video Clip 13 de enero de 2017, 12:44Los Angeles, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer Rene Perez (Resident), of the rap and rock band Calle 13, has premiered today the video clip ‘Somos anormales'', his first solo single. Mexican Newspaper Stressed the Decision of Repealing Cuban Policy Law 13 de enero de 2017, 12:23Mexico, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The decision of the president of the United States, Barack Obama, of putting an end to the special Immigration policy for Cubans, known as ''wet foot, dry foot'', was stressed today by the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. El Salvador: Investigation Asked for Recipients of Taiwanese Funds San Salvador, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran social organizations today demanded that the Attorney General''s Office to investigate beneficiaries of funds donated by Taiwan for the victims of the 2001 earthquakes that never reached their recipients. Fuel Hike Could Cause Social Crisis in Mexico Mexico, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Mexico could suffer a social crisis if the government insists on its economic policy and in fuel hike, the National Union of Workers (UNT), which today agglutinates several trade unions in the country, warned. Trinidad and Tobago Seeks Criminalizing Child Marriage 12 de enero de 2017, 16:04Port Spain, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Trinidad and Tobago authorities boost a bill to criminalize marriages involving under age people, press media informed. Respiratory Viruses Cause 112 Deaths in Costa Rica in 2016 12 de enero de 2017, 14:30San José, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) A total of 112 people died in Costa Rica in 2016 as a result of respiratory viruses, mainly AH1N1, according to the latest epidemiological bulletin of the Ministry of Health, released here today. Mexican Peso Loses Ground While Trump Struggle Grows México, Jan12 (Prensa Latina) The rift Donald Trump-México is framed in the wall that the next President of the United States wants to lift and charge on this country, whose national currency is until now the main victim of the wrong. Honduran Berta Caceres Is Still a Symbol By Nicholas Valdés Mexican Unions Organize Protests against Rise of Fuel Prices 12 de enero de 2017, 09:25By Raúl García Alvarez Almost 800 Panamenian Arrested for Drug Trafficking 11 de enero de 2017, 14:39Panama, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian authorities have seized more than 63 tons of drugs and arrested 797 people suspected of having links to drug trafficking during 2016, according to an official report published on Wednesday. Almost 800 Persons Were Detained Due to Illegal Narcotics in Panama 11 de enero de 2017, 13:32Panama, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Panamenian authorities seized more than 63 tons of drugs and detained 797 persons related to illegal narcotics during 2016, official sources informed today. Mexico Ready to Receive Thousands of Deportees from US 11 de enero de 2017, 11:46Mexico, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government has capacity today to take back up to 600,000 illegal migrants who can be deported from the United States, according to the Secretariat of the Interior (SEGOB). Managua Hosts Latin American Left-Wing Agreement Managua, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua is hosting today a meeting of the working group of the Sao Paulo Forum, called to articulate a programmatic platform that contributes to the development of progressive and revolutionary processes in Latin America and the Caribbean. Increased Gap between Rich and Poor in Panama Panama, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The unequal distribution of wealth increased in Panama, indicates a recent report issued by the ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) in December 2016, quoted today by the local media. Homage in Santiago de Cuba to Founder of House of the Caribbean 10 de enero de 2017, 18:01Santiago de Cuba, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The 10th International Colloquium Joel James in Memoriam began today in this city, with different approaches to the legacy of the founder of the House of the Caribbean, paradigm in the studies and promotion of the people''s traditional culture in this region. Brazilian Literature with Record in Casa de las Americas Award 2017 Havana, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Americas Literature Award received a record number of works this year in the section of Brazilian fiction literature, with 135 works, and even today new proposals are coming to Cuba. Protests Over Gasoline Tax Continue in Several Mexican States 10 de enero de 2017, 12:22Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of members of social organizations, agricultural producers and citizens in general have taken to the streets in the cities of at least 13 Mexican states, to show their disapproval of the so-called ''gasoline tax'', according to today''s reports. Mexican Mayan Peasants to Exchange Experiences in Cuba 10 de enero de 2017, 12:13Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) A group of Mexican Mayan peasants have come to Cuba today to exchange agro-ecological practices, according to a statement by Aleira Lara, head of the Greenpeace Agriculture Campaign. Nicaragua Can Always Count on Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel Says Managua, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice-President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has ratified here today that Nicaragua can always count on the unconditional support, friendship, solidarity and cooperation of the Cuban people, government and revolution. Mexican Employers Disapprove Agreement Announced by Peña Nieto Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Confederation of Employers of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) today refused to join the Agreement for the Economic Strengthening and Protection of the Family Economy announced by President Enrique Peña Nieto. Latin American Representatives at Ortega's Swearing-in Ceremony Managua, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Governments from several Latin American countries will attend the swearing-in ceremony of reelected Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega, and Vice President, Rosario Murillo, which will take place in Revolution Square in the capital. Senator Highlights Colonialism's Bankruptcy in Puerto Rico San Juan, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The sustained economic contraction and fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico reveal the bankruptcy of the colonial regime imposed by the United States, declared the Senator Juan Dalmau Ramírez of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP). Gasolinazo will Decrease Purchasing Power, Says Mexican Expert 09 de enero de 2017, 18:02Mexico, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The purchasing power of Mexican families will decrease in 2017, after predictions of a 17.7-percent in crease of the basic products, due to the so-called gasolinazo, an expert asserted today, in reference to the hike in fuel prices in this country. UN Expert Warns on Social Impact of Austerity in Puerto Rico United Nations, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The UN independent expert on external debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, has warned that an increase in austerity measures in Puerto Rico will trigger poverty and a desperate situation for many people. Trump Considered a Threat to the Mexican Automotive Industry Mexico, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The presidency of Donald Trump in the United States will be a threat to the Mexican auto industry, local sources say here today. LatAm Left Wing Seeks to Strengthen Consensus in Managua 08 de enero de 2017, 12:33Managua, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several left-wing parties and groups from Latin America will debate from today on in Nicaragua an official proposal to strengthen the unity of all progressive movements in the region. Number of Stores Looted in Mexico After Fuel Price Rise Protests Mexico, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 self-service stores have been sacked in Mexico after protests over rising fuel prices, it said today. López Obrador Calls for Political Pact for Unity in Mexico 07 de enero de 2017, 11:32Mexico, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), Andrés Manuel López Obrador, called today to sign a ''political agreement of unity for the prosperity of the people and the rebirth of Mexico''. More Than 1,500 Detainee in Mexico for Looting Mexico, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 people are being arrested in Mexico so far for participating in the looting that come along with the protests against rising fuel prices, according to the Interior Ministry (Segob). Caribbean Countries Congratulate Cuba for Revolution Anniversary Havana, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of various Caribbean countries sent congratulation messages to their Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro in occasion of the 58 Anniversary of the Revolution, reported diplomatic sources today. Trump Reiterates Project to Build a Wall along US-Mexico Border 06 de enero de 2017, 16:49Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) President-elect Donald Trump stated today that Mexico will reimburse the United States for the costs of the border wall to obstruct the passage of undocumented people, although initially local funds will be used to expedite the completion of the work. Activated First Environmental Contingency of 2017 in Mexico 06 de enero de 2017, 16:10Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Pollution by suspended particle reached 154 points in the municipality of Ecatepec, state of Mexico, which activated Phase I of environmental contingency, the first to be enacted in 2017. Mexico: Stores and Gas Stations Closed after Looting 06 de enero de 2017, 15:50Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Supermarket stores and services from the main chains in Mexico woke up Friday with their shelves empty, after being looted in the city of Tapachula, south of the state of Chiapas, south of Mexico. Cuba Decorates Barbadian Activist 06 de enero de 2017, 15:49Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Council of State, at the request of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples (ICAP), has imposed today the Medal of Friendship on the Barbadian activist, lawyer, politician and writer David Comissiong. Honduran Naval Force Seizes More than 700 Kilograms of Drug 06 de enero de 2017, 14:57Tegucigalpa, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Honduran Naval Force gave a harsh blow to the international drug trafficking in recent hours, seizing 713 kilograms of cocaine in the southern port of Ampala, authorities reported today. New York Times-- The Most Attractive Caribbean Destinations in 2017 06 de enero de 2017, 12:44Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The New York Times includes three Caribbean tourist destinations in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Belize among the 52 best places to visit in 2017. Casa Dranguet House in Santiago de Cuba Launches Website 06 de enero de 2017, 12:12Santiago de Cuba, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Casa Dranguet, the Center for Interpretation and Dissemination of the Cultural Heritage of Coffee, will today publish an official blog as a way of promoting the knowledge of coffee, which recognized by UNESCO. Peña Nieto Invokes National Unity to Face 2017 Challenges Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto asked for national unity in order to face what he described as a year of important challenges for Mexico, the government and society. Ash From Costa Rican Volcano Turrialba Continue to Fall San Jose, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Turrialba volcano today continues its active phase, with constant emissions of ashes, gases and water vapor, which are creating havoc in the Central Valley, where 60 percent of Costa Ricans live. Mexico: Political Parties Call to Protest against New Gasoline Price Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Mexican Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) in Mexico, Alejandra Barrales, announced that a national mobilization will be held on January 15th against the increase in the price of gasoline currently causing dissatisfaction in the country. Mexico: Political Parties Call to Protest against New Gasoline Price 06 de enero de 2017, 08:16Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Mexican Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) in Mexico, Alejandra Barrales, announced that a national mobilization will be held on January 15th against the increase in the price of gasoline currently causing dissatisfaction in the country. Turrialba Ashes Cause Green Alert in Costa Rican Valle Central 05 de enero de 2017, 17:58San Jose, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Energy Commission (CNE) decreed green alert today for Valle Central, in Costa Rica, where 60 percent of the 4.8 million inhabitants in the country live, faced with the ashes thrown by the volcano Turrialba. Analyst Warns about Destabilizing Groups in El Salvador 05 de enero de 2017, 17:14San Salvador, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Analyst and writer Cesar Ramirez warned today about the existence of destabilizing groups, allied to the political right, is generating events that break the law in El Salvador and jeopardize national stability. Honduran President Higfhlights Struggle against Maras 05 de enero de 2017, 16:28Tegucigalpa, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez highlighted Thursday the program for struggle against local gangs (maras) by his government, when he referred to the security operations in Honduras against bands dedicated to extorsion. Costa Rican Volcano Turrialba Expels Thick Ash Cloud 05 de enero de 2017, 12:15San Jose, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Active volcano, Turrialba, continues to emit a dense column of ash, gases and water vapor from the constant eruptions that are affecting the Central Valley, where 60 percent of the 4.8 million Costa Ricans live. Morena Announces Protests in Mexican Capital against Gasoline Rise Mexico, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Regeneration Movement (Morena) in Mexico City announced protests against the increase in gasoline prices. Doctors Take Care of Sextuplets Born in El Salvador San Salvador, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Doctors of the Salvadoran Institute of Social Security (ISSS) today maintain specialized attention to the sextuplets born this Wednesday. Nicaragua Makes Million Dollar Investment in Energy Managua, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua plans to invest between 600 and 700 million dollars in the energy sector this year, to improve the service to the population and promote sustainable development, official sources reported on Wednesday. Jamaica Intensifies Fight against Crime 04 de enero de 2017, 18:21Kingston, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican National Security Minister Robert Montague said today that his country''s government would devote resources to improving the effectiveness of the police and intensify the struggle against crime. Access to Mexican Capital Blocked by Protests Against Gas Price Rise 04 de enero de 2017, 17:23Mexico, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Several access roads to the Mexican capital city were blocked today by transportation workers who are protesting the Government''s decision to increase the prices of motor fuel. Luis Videgaray Returns to Mexican Cabinet as Foreign Minister 04 de enero de 2017, 16:55Mexico, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Luis Videgaray will today take on the post of Mexican Foreign Minister (SER) according to an announcement by President Enrique Peña Nieto. Minimum Wage to Reduce Poverty in El Salvador 04 de enero de 2017, 15:09San Salvador, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) An increase of the minimum salary in El Salvador will have positive effects such as: poverty reduction, an increase in consumption and economic growth, according to an analysis by the Central Bank released on Wednesday. New General Victims Act Enters into Force in Mexico 04 de enero de 2017, 12:17Mexico, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The new General Victims Act will enter into force in Mexico today, after the text has been published in the Official Gazette. Haitian Personalities Congratulate Newly Elected Presidente 04 de enero de 2017, 11:48Port-au-Prince, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Several Haitian personalities expressed publicly today their congratulations and recognition to President-elect Jovenel Moise of the Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK). Businesspeople Lose Confidence to Invest in Mexico, says Survey 04 de enero de 2017, 10:06Mexico, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Confidence of businesspeople to invest continued collapsing in December for the seventh consecutive month, due to greater pesimism regarding the present and future economic situation in Mexico, revealed today the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). Panamanian Banks will Face Glim Outlook in 2017 04 de enero de 2017, 01:35 Panama City, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian bank system will face a glim 2017, according to the most recent report by the risk assessment company Fitch Ratings (FR), entitled Perspectiva-2017 (Prospects-2017) and published in this capital. Turrialba Volcano Ash Affects Costa Rica Central Valley San Jose, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Turrialba volcano ash is affecting the residents of the Central Valley of Costa Rica, seat of the Greater Metropolitan Area, where 60 percent of the country''s 4.8 million inhabitants live. Dominican Republic 78 Femicides in 2016 Santo Domingo, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) The Dominican Republic concluded the year 2016 with a total of 78 femicides, the president to the foundation Vida Sin Violencia (Life without Violence), Yanira Fondeur reported today. Domestic Gas Price Hike Increases Discontent in Mexico 03 de enero de 2017, 12:25Mexico, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Mexican families are protesting today about the rising price of domestic gas, which has skyrocketed 24 percent. Central Peasant to Boost Campaign Against Fuel Prices in Mexico Mexico, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) The Central of Peasant and Popular Organizations (Cocyp) of Mexico will promote a campaign for the annulment of free trade agreements and against the increase of fuel prices, met here today. Prices of Gasoline Increase in Mexico 01 de enero de 2017, 15:03Mexico, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) The average prices by liter of gasoline will rise from today in Mexico, as part of a process of a gradual liberalization of the market, according to the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit. Increase Public Transport Prices in Mexico City Mexico, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The public transportation service rates in this capital will increase as of January in response to the federal executive''s decision to raise the automotive fuels, it was announced today. US Embassy Closes in Guatemala 30 de diciembre de 2016, 17:24Guatemala, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) A supposed threat motivated the closing of the offices of the Embassy of the United States in Guatemala today, one day before the year 2016 ended. Puerto Rico Implements Medical Cannabis Dispensaries 30 de diciembre de 2016, 16:43San Juan, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican President Alejandro García Padilla implemented today a regulation he passed a year and a half ago with the opening of two private medical cannabis clinics in Puerto Rico. Costa Rican Volcano Turrialba Erupts Twice in Less than Five Hours 30 de diciembre de 2016, 14:43San Jose, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Volcano Turrialba, in this country, erupted twice today in less than five hours, according to reports by the Costa Rican Volcanology and Seismology Research Institute (Ovsicori), which announced constant monitoring of the behavior of that hill. Luna Manzanares to Perform in Cuba Havana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer, Luna Manzanares, will perform in a concert tonight, celebrating 10 years of her career, which has included the challenge of performing a musical in Paris. Haitian Election Results Postponed Until January 3rd 29 de diciembre de 2016, 12:16Port-au-Prince, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has postponed the publication of the final results of the general election, which were held on November 20th. Mexican Industrialists Worried about Rising of Fuel Prices 28 de diciembre de 2016, 16:17Mexico, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Confederation of Industrial Chambers (Concamin), Manuel Herrera, expressed today the concern of the Mexican industrial sector due to the announcement of the increases in the prices of fuels from January 1st. Mexico, Canada and US Propose Joint Candidature for World Cup 28 de diciembre de 2016, 16:10Bern, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Soccer executives from Mexico, the United States and Canada, are analyzing the possibility of launching a joint candidature to host the 2026 World Cup, according to today''s media reports. Oil Prices Rise for Fourth Consecutive Day 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:19London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today, for the fourth consecutive session, as the market expects an agreement between producers to reduce offer. Mexican Navy Rescues Fishermen in Yucatan Coast 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:18Mexico, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Marine Secretariat-Mexican Navy (Semar) rescued four people whose boat was reported missing since December 25, was announced today. Bolivian Woman Driver Optimistic with Performance in Dakar Rally 2017 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:10La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian driver Suany Martínez is optimistic about her performance in the Dakar Rally 2017, the most important extreme danger race in the world. Literacy Campaign Makes Progress in El Salvador 28 de diciembre de 2016, 10:39San Salvador, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Education authorities in El Salvador declared 18 municipalities Free of Illiteracy in 2016, with which already amounted to 67 in that condition and more than 30,000 people benefited. Last Four Years Mark Development of Mexican Cinema Mexico, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) There has been an important transformation and development in Mexican cinema in the last four years, with historic numbers in film production and people going to movie theaters, the Culture Secretary''s Office said today. Poverty in Panama Reaches 50 Percent of the Rural Population Panama, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Of the Panamanian rural population, 50 percent lives under the line of poverty and in urban areas, the scourge reaches 14 percent of the inhabitants, according to research published in this capital. Police Purges more than 2,000 Officers in Honduras 27 de diciembre de 2016, 17:58Tegucigalpa, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 officers were expelled from the National Police in Honduras this year after purging that force, said today the commission responsible for the process. Odebrecht Informer Linked to Guatemalan Ex-President Guatemala, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) One of the most notorious informers of the Brazilian transnational construction company Odebrecht, Andres Rabello, has been related to Guatemalan ex-President Otto Perez Molina. FMLN Highlights Minimum Salary, One of the Main Goals of Its Struggl San Salvador, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general to the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Medardo Gonzalez, said today that the increase of the minimum salary had been one of the main objectives of this left-wing party. Mexico: Social Network Users Under More Official Scrutiny 27 de diciembre de 2016, 11:44Mexico, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexican social network and digital services users are increasingly being targeted by the government, according to a newspaper investigation released today. Guyana Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro Georgetown, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) A tribute to the recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, marked the 5th Meeting of Cuban Residents in Guyana, a diplomatic reported source today. Confirmed Electoral Dates in Haiti 26 de diciembre de 2016, 17:51Port-au-Prince, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Director of the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), Uder Antoine, stated that December 29 is confirmed as the date for the publication of the final results of the presidential election in Haiti. Zapatista International Forum Sessions in Mexico 26 de diciembre de 2016, 17:33Mexico, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The meeting ''The Zapatistas and ConSciences for Humanity'' is held today in San Cristobal de las Casas, in the southern state of Chiapas, with the presence of the general command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN). More than 2,178,000 Immigrants from Guatemala in USA 26 de diciembre de 2016, 16:50Guatemala, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs estimates that at least 2,178,219 people from this country are settled in the United States. Organized Crime in Mexico is Heavily Armed 26 de diciembre de 2016, 16:22Mexico, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Organized crime in Mexico has powerful weapons that are way heavier than those used by the armed and police forces that fight their actions, said official and media reports. Salvadorian Police Reinforces Security for New Year Celebrations San Salvador, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The holiday season continues in El Salvador and the National Civil Police (PNC) are maintaining operations today to guarantee the tranquility of the city. Mexico: Rise to 36 the People Killed by Explosion in a Market Mexico, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Institute of Social Security regretted the death of a woman who was treated in a hospital after the explosion at a pyrotechnic market, which rises to 36 the number of deaths. CNDH, UNAM Sign Accord to Erradicate Violence against Women in Mexico Mexico, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) and the Gender Studies Program at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have signed an agreement to contribute to the erradication of all violence against women. Panamanian Prosecutors to Travel to US for Odebrecht Case Panama, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) A team of Panamanian prosecutors will travel to the United States to request information on the bribes in the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in Panama to obtain work agreements, an official source informed today. Tension Grows During Electoral Review in Haiti 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:53Port of Prince, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Tension has risen during the third day of verifying a 12 percent sample of voting records made during the Haitian elections on November 20th. First French Tourists Arrive at Cuban Cayo Coco Resort 23 de diciembre de 2016, 10:16Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of the first flight of French tourists at the international airport in Cayo Coco, opens a new Cuban tourist destination - Jardines del Rey. Nicaragua Keeps Inflation Low for Second Year 23 de diciembre de 2016, 00:16Managua, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua will end 2016 with inflation lower than 3.5 percent, which would keep that economic indicator low for the second consecutive year, said today official sources. Panamanian Government Says Migrant Crisis is Over 22 de diciembre de 2016, 16:18Panama, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian Public Security Minister Alexis Bethancourt announced today that this country had overcome the crisis caused in 2016 by the large waves of Haitian migrants and also from other countries in transit to the north. Guerrero Confirmed as Most Violent State in Mexico 22 de diciembre de 2016, 15:14Mexico, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Violence in the Mexican state of Guerrero caused 2,044 deaths in the first 11 months of this year, according to official figures published today by the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System (SESNSP). Mexican Athletics Federation President Formally in Prison 22 de diciembre de 2016, 13:38México, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) A federal judge dictated today an order of formal imprisonment to the president of the Mexican Athletics Federation Associations (FMAA), Antonio Lozado, for his alleged responsibility in a crime of embezzlement. Mexico Blast Deathtoll Rises to 33 Mexico, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from explosions in a firework market in the state of Mexico is now at 33, although the severity of injuries of those hospitalized means this number could rise. Mexico City Main Square among the Top 20 Sites to Visit in the World 21 de diciembre de 2016, 17:02Mexico, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The ice rink at the Zocalo, the main square in central Mexico City, is considered by the magazine National Geographic Traveler among the best 20 places in the world to visit this winter, the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion reported today. Uruguayan Senate Passes Extension of Troops in Haiti until April 21 de diciembre de 2016, 16:51Montevideo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan Senate passed today a bill to extend the stay of the military units in Haiti as part of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in that country (MINUSTAH). Homage Paid to Fidel Castro in Grenada Saint George, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) A tribute to the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in Grenada has marked the 44th anniversary of relations between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba, a diplomatic source said today. Greater Integration, Central America's Challenge Managua, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Consolidating unity and meeting the demands of the people are today two of the greatest challenges for the Central American Integration System (SICA, in Spanish), whose member States have agreed to push forward a sustainable development. Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Lizt Alfonso Company to Perform in Central Cuban Province Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The dancing company of Lizt Alfonso, Dance Cuba, will present its show Cuba Vibra! from today until Friday Dec 23rd at the Teatro Principal in Ciego de Avila During her stay in Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers east of Havana, Alfonso will give a didactic class to students on artistic education, to recall the summer workshops offered at the beginning of the last decade to children and young people. Cuban Puppets Company Performs Poem by Nicolás Guillén Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppet company, Teatro de las Estaciones, is offering a special performance - Christmas Tale - on December 25th, with a performance of the poem Naranjas y Limas, by Nicolás Guillén, the Cuban National Poet. 32 Dead and 69 Wounded in Explosion in Mexican Market Mexico, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) At least 32 people were killed and 69 wounded by burns, the result of a series of explosions that occurred yesterday in the traditional pyrotechnic market of San Pablito, the largest of its kind in Mexico. Argentinian Singer Charly García Admitted in Hospital Buenos Aires, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Argentine rocker Charly Garcia, one of the living legends of the genre in Latin America, was admitted urgently today due to dehydration and high fever. Seismic and Geological Issues on the Agenda for Cuba-USA Cooperation Washington, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States signed in this capital a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the exchange of information on seismic records and related geological information. Costa Rican Possible Maceo Descendant Dies at 110 Years 20 de diciembre de 2016, 13:51San Jose, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican Maria Francisca Isolina ''Panchita'' Castillo Carrillo, a possible descendant of the Cuban family Maceo, died today at 110, said Jorge Vindas, a field researcher focused on centenarians and nonagenarians. Drug Dealers Trafficking Online in Dominican Republic 20 de diciembre de 2016, 13:46Santo Domingo, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Drug trafficking currently has a new method in the Dominican Republic, they are young people trafficking online, said Daniel German Miranda, head of the Attorney office for Money Laundering and Terrorism. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. Cuban Circus CirkaCuba Conquers Paris Paris, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The impressive technique of the circus mixed with the flavor of Cuban music and dances in the CirkaCuba show, has been a real success in Paris. Guatemalan President to Attend SICA Summit Guatemala, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan president, Jimmy Morales will today attend the 48th Summit of the Head of States of the Central American Integration System (SICA) that will be held in Nicaragua. UN General Assembly Honors Fidel Castro United Nations, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations General Assembly has paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th. Global Rejection to Murder of Russian Ambassador in Turkey 19 de diciembre de 2016, 16:17Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Several nations around the world condemned today the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, during a cultural event in Ankara, Turkey. Panama Requests Help from USA for Local Newspapers Panama, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo reiterated today to US Secretary of State John Kerry a license request for two newspapers, in an attempt to solve the crisis caused by extraterritorial sanctions imposed by that country. President of Mexican Athletics Federation Arrested Mexico, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Mexican Athletics Federation, Antonio Lozano, was arrested in the early hours of today at the Terminal two of the International Airport of Mexico City, complying with an arrest warrant. Jamaica promotes well-being of women and girls 18 de diciembre de 2016, 13:09Kingston, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica is working to improve the health and well-being of women and girls by implementing specific social programs to tackle their most common issues, praised the U.N. Secretary on HIV/AIDS, Dr. Eward Greene. Over 200 charged with corruption in Panama 18 de diciembre de 2016, 11:54Panama, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Some 250 people, most of them officials linked to the former Government of President Ricardo Martinelli were charged by Panama''s Public Ministry with crimes against the public administration. Mexican major murdered in Oaxaca Mexico, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Unkonwn armed men shot to death today Jose Villanueva, major of the Mexican municipality of Ocotlan de Morelos, State of Oaxaca, in one more political assassination in this country. Former Police Officer amid Attackers to Mexican Senator Ana Guevara Mexico, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Senator and great sports star Ana Gabriela Guevara identified a former police officer from Mexico State as one of the four attackers that violently beat her some days ago, said sources today. Havana Film Festival closes with a different ending 18 de diciembre de 2016, 10:32Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Festival of the New Latin American Cinema closes today in Havana with an exhibit of the most outstanding movies, a different ending for this year''s event. Back in Cuba Medical Team that Helped Haiti Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) After two months of tireless humanitarian work in Haiti, a country ravaged by hurricane Matthew, a team of doctors of the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, has returned to Cuba. USA deports over 145,000 Mexican migrants Mexico City, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The US Government deported over 145,000 Mexican migrants between January and August this year, according to an official report here of the Ministry of Government. IOM: Central America and the Challenge of Irregular Migration By Isabel Soto MayedoGuatemala Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The northern triangular area in Central America is more than ever in the public eye, because there are every time more adolescent girls and boys participating in migration flows and it answers to causes associated to an increase of that phenomenon. Mexican PT alerts on Imminent Privatization of Social Security 17 de diciembre de 2016, 11:07Mexico, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The national leadership of the Work Party (PT) warned about the imminent privatization of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the risk it implies today for the health of Mexicans. Scientists from 11 Countries to Attend EZLN Meeting in Mexico 17 de diciembre de 2016, 00:18Mexico, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) reported that 11 countries have confirmed SO FAR their presence at the meeting of the Zapatistas and ConCiencias por la Humanidad, to be held in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Concern about Decline of Tourism Sector in Trinidad and Tobago 16 de diciembre de 2016, 17:50Port Spain, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) the President of the Association of hotels and tourism in Tobago, Christopher James, expressed fear today that the tourist industry disappears in the island, if actions are not implemented to boost the sector. Nicaraguans Urged to Remain Alert Given Seismic Activity 16 de diciembre de 2016, 17:25Managua, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan government urged today the population in this country to remain alert due to the seismic activity with at least four earth tremors reported in the recent hours. President Delivers New Houses to Salvadoran Families 16 de diciembre de 2016, 16:48San Salvador, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren delivered today houses for 345 families that improved well-being with their tittle deeds. Oil Prices At 17-Month High London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Havana Film Festival Delivers Awards Today Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema will today announce the winners of the Coral Awards chosen from among the more than 100 films in the competition. FAO Discusses Rural Women's Role Rome, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The potential of rural women to tackle world hunger and poverty is the theme in Rome, today, of a high-level event sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Greenepeace: Coasts of the Gulf of Mexico Contaminated Mexico, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Yucatan Peninsula are contaminated with plaguicides, because of the agriculture model in Mexico, alerted environmental organization Greenpeace Thursday here. Governor Surprised by Silence of US Government on Oscar Lopez San Juan, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Governor of Puerto Rico Alejandro Garcia Padilla questioned today the silence of the United States Government regarding the pardon requested for political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera, after gathering more than 100,000 signatures. Panamanian Nationalists Reject US Sanctions 15 de diciembre de 2016, 14:37Panama, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian movement ''Pensamiento Nacionalista'' (Nationalist Thinking) has called today a march For National Dignity to protest US extraterritorial sanctions that would lead to the sale or closure of two local media outlets. Minimum Wage Increases in El Salvador 15 de diciembre de 2016, 12:30San Salvador, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador has increased the minimum wage in an initiative which was proposed by the government headed by Salvador Sánchez Cerén and approved yesterday. ECLAC Predicts Complex Panorama for LatAm Economies 15 de diciembre de 2016, 12:17Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcena, predicted a complex panorama for the region''s economy in 2017, although she noted a slight growth. ECLAC Sees Complex Panorama for LATAM Economies Santiago de Chile, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has seen a complex view for the economies of the region in 2017, but was pleased to resume a slight growth. Ambassadors Highlight ALBA Anniversary before the Dominican Press Santo Domingo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The ambassadors of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) highlighted the achievements of the integration group in the Dominican press. Cultural Project Promotes Cuba-Mexico Exchange 14 de diciembre de 2016, 11:49Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) A project started in this Cuban city is committed to cultural exchange among local artists and the city of Aguascalientes, in Mexico, promoters of this initiative said. Nicolas Maduro in Cuba to Celebrate 12 Years of ALBA Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived today in Cuba on the occasion of the celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), reported the national television. Cuban Emigrants in Miami to Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Alianza Martiana (Mart's Alliance) coalition, consisting of Cuban emigrants living in the United States, convened a patriotic activity in Miami, to pay tribute to the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, on December 18th. Electricity for Mexican Subway to be Produced with Solid Waste Mexico City, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The solid urban waste generated in Mexico City will be used to generate electricity and meet the demands of the subway, it was known today. New South American Directors Present Their Films in Havana Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) ''You will never be alone'', by Chilean Alex Anwandter, and ''Francisco Sanctis''s Long night'', by Argentineans Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez, will face each other today in the contest to win the First Work Award at the Havana''s 36th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Investigation Ongoing on Aggression Against Mexican Senator Mexico, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General''s Office (PGR) is investigating the acts of violence against the Olympic senator and Olympic medalist Ana Gabriela Guevara, who was beaten on the Mexico-Toluca highway. Cuba Makes First Incursion to Expoartesanías in Colombia 14 de diciembre de 2016, 08:38Bogotá, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) With its own stand ARTEX and its export agency Soy Cubanito, now Cuba is present for the first time at the 26th International Fair Expoartesanías of Colombia, to conclude next Sunday. Deplored the Deterioration of HHRR in Dominican Republic 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:25Santo Domingo, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The manipulation of elections, corruption, the inefficiency of justice and deaths caused by the National Police today show a deterioration of human rights in the Dominican Republic. Panamanians Demand National Mourning for Victims of US Aggression 13 de diciembre de 2016, 12:13Panama, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Polo Ciudadano organization today demanded that Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela declare December 20th a day of National Mourning in memory of the victims of the US invasion in 1989. Havana Film Festival Screens Golden Globes Nominated Films Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Several films screened at the 38th Festival of New Latin American Cinema today have been nominated for a Golden Globe in the United States. Further Fall in Exports from Latin American and Caribbean Forecast 13 de diciembre de 2016, 00:18Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) indicated today that exports from Latin America and the Caribbean will fall six percent in 2016, representing a fourth consecutive year of fall. Mexican President Asks for Unity to Face Human Rights Mexico, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Presidenrt Enrique Peña Nieto reaaserted Monday that the commitment of the Mexican federal government is up with the respect and protection of the human rights, but he recognized, that there are pendent aspects to be solved in that matter. Accord on Sustainability Boosted at COP13 in Mexico Mexico, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo signed the Agreement for the Sustainability of the Yucatan Peninsula, during the 13th United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP13), which is being currently held in Cancun. Strict Alert in Costa Rica to Prevent Deaths From Influenza 12 de diciembre de 2016, 12:24San Jose, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican health authorities are today maintaining strict monitoring and alert protocols to prevent further deaths from the seasonal influenza virus, which has already killed 10 this year. Cuban Doctors Are An Example to Imitate, Affirms David Nabarro United Nations, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations expert in development and health, David Nabarro, today said that Cuban doctors, who serve in several parts of the world, are an example to follow as they make an important contribution to humanity. Mexico Gets Ready to Deal with Future Government of Donald Trump Mexico, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is preparing in several fields to deal with Donald Trump''s future government in the United States, as he announced policies that may affect this country. Mexicans Remember the King of Mambo in His 100th Birthday Mexico, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The 100th birthday of Cuban musician Damaso Perez Prado was celebrated here today, where he made his career, acquired the nationality and died in September 1989. Mexican Daily Dedicates Supplement to Fidel and Cuban Revolution Mexico, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The cultural supplement of the Mexican daily La Jornada is dedicated today to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro (1926-2016), as well as Cuba''s achievements in arts and education. Nicaraguan Children Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro 11 de diciembre de 2016, 11:00Managua, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) A group of Nicaraguan children paid a posthumous tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on Sunday, when an exhibiton of teir paintings was inaugurated in this capital. UN Hopes to Control Cholera in Haiti by 2018 United Nations, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations hopes to have cholera under control in Haiti by 2018 with a newly launched strategy against the epidemic, said health expert David Nabarro. Mexico to be Evaluated by UN Subcommittee on Torture Prevention Mexico, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will be under scrutiny by the United Nations Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture, which will analyze compliance with recommendations made since 2008, was announced here today. Mexico Closes 2016 with 35 Million Foreign Tourists 10 de diciembre de 2016, 01:25México, 10 dic (PL) México will close 2016 with 35 million foreign visitors and revenues for 19 billion dollars, advanced the figures given by Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid. Coordinated Work of Authorities and Liquor Producers Goes to Cancun 09 de diciembre de 2016, 13:31 Mexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The paper ''Bats, Agaves and Tequila'' was chosen as part of the investigative works to be presented at the 13rd United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP13) in Cancun, Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Suriname: Cuba Is a Bastion of Inspiration Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a bastion of inspiration, according to the Surinamese Ambassador to Cuba, Ike Desmond Antonius. Fidel Castro's Role in Cuba-CARICOM Ties Highlighted Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The role of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in strengthening the relationship between his nation and the Caribbean has been highlighted here in the context of the celebration for the Cuba-CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Day. Cuban Special Development Zone to Contract Foreign Workers 09 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A resolution by the Cuban Labor and Social Security Ministry (MTSS) will allow foreign persons who are not resident in Cuba to work in the Special Development Zone of Mariel. Panama Media in Danger of Sanctions from the United States Panamá, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Uncertainty in Panama dailies La Estrella y El Siglo (GESA) which fear United States extraterritorial sanctions, find solidarity today from local sectors who make the government of both countries responsible of the situation. Trump May Affect Bilateral Relationship, Warns Bank of México Nexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Mexico considered ''important to recognize'' that the election of the businessman Donald Trump as president of the United States may affect the relationship with that country, was known today. Cuba and Caribbean States Strengthen Bilateral Ties Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), June Soomer, has verified during his visit to Cuba the strengthening of relations between the Caribbean nation and the rest of the Caribbean countries. CARICOM Countries Advocate for Elimination of US Blockade to Cuba Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The secretary office of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), June Soomer, reiterated today here the need to finish the economic, financial and commercial blockade imnposed to Cuba for more than half a century, by governments of the United States. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. IATA Predicts Lower Earnings for Region's Airlines in 2017 08 de diciembre de 2016, 12:11Bogota, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Latin American airline revenues will fall by 100 million dollars in 2017, according to the predictions of the regional division of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Human Rights Commission: Journalists are in Danger in Mexico Mexico, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Journalists, communicators and civil rights defenders are currently under threat in Mexico, Luis Raul Gonzalez, president of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), has said. Nicaragua President Talks to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Managua, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega has met with the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitri Rogozin, to discuss issues of common interest and strengthen bilateral cooperation. Tribute to Fidel Castro in Veracruz, Mexico Mexico, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Political and social figures, artists and friends of the Cuban revolution paid tribute to Fidel Castro in Acapulco, at the Mexican state of Guerrero. More Than 200,000 Mexicans Deported from USA This Year Mexico, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Mexican immigration authorities have repatriated more than 200,000 from the United States this year, it was reported today. Thousands of Mexicans Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro By Orlando Oramas Leon Mexico, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Mexicans filled the emblematic colossus of the Paseo de la Reforma today to pay tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. COP 13 Warn of Loss of Forests and other Ecosystems Cancun, Mexico, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The secretary for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Braulio Ferreira, has warned of the rapid loss of forests on the planet. United States Presses Sale of Panamanian Newspapers Panama, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The pressures by the U.S. government on two Panamanian newspapers to sell their shares to third parties as the only way to remove extraterritorial sanctions have been revealed here today by the press. Poverty in Mexico Threatens Environment, Says Expert Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Poverty is currently threatening natural respources and the environment in the country, biologist and former rector of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Jose Sarukhan, asserted. International Transparency and the Eyes of the Beholder Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The banners against corruption are being waved today in comments from the recently-held conference on International Transparency (IT), which brought together 1,600 representatives from 130 countries in Panama. Fidel, Chavez and the Intergration of ALBA By Odalys Troya San Salvador, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The combination of two great leaders, Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez has allowed the creation of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), an integrated mechanism with enormous value for the poor and needy, according to Jose Luis Merino, who is a member of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN)'s Political Commission. COP 13 in Cancun to Measure Participant Carbon Footprints Cancun, Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the Conference of the Parties (COP13) on biological diversity will be able to measure their carbon footprint, an initiative of the meeting to be in harmony with nature and its preservation, announced the Organizers. Brazilian Prosecutors of Lava Lato Seek Support in Panama 04 de diciembre de 2016, 12:36Panama, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian prosecutors of the Lava Lato Case are seeking support against the Legislative Power of Brazil, which is trying to stop investigations on corruption. Cuba: A Mourning for Fidel, Also a Hope Mexico, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The demonstration made by millions of Cubans in a tribute to Fidel Castro was amourning, but also, it was a sample of hope, said an article written for Mexican newspaper La Jornada Sunday. COP 13 and Biological Diversity Conference Opens in Cancun 04 de diciembre de 2016, 12:34Cancun, Mexico, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) About Some 10,000 delegates from the 196 countries signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are participating here in the Conference of the Parties (COP13) of this agreement, which officially opens today at Moon Palace hotel. FMLN Leader: Dignity is Fidel´s Greatest Legacy 04 de diciembre de 2016, 12:26San Salvador, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Commander José Luis Merino, a Salvadorian revolutionary and one of the founders of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), stated that dignity is one of the most important legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution , Fidel Castro. St. Lucia Praises Humanistic Vocation of Fidel Castro Castries, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Authorities, professionals graduated in Cuba and people in general of St. Lucia stressed today the humanistic vocation of Fidel Castro and thanked his solidarity while expressing sorrow for the demise of the revolutionary leader, repòrted today diplomatic sources. Fidel was a present to the world, says Michael Manley's widow 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:01Kingston, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Glynne Manley, widow of former Jamaican Prime Minister, affirmed today that Fidel Castro was a present for the world by expressing heartfelt condolences for the physical disappearance of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Bolt to Concentrate Training in 100 Flat Meters for 2017 Montecarlo, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican male sprinter and Olympic and World Champion Usain Bolt has expressed his desire to get concentrated in tarining for the 100 flat meters during his 2017 competing season, the last in his successful sports career. Cancun: COP 13 Urges for Working Together in Benefit of Biodiversity 02 de diciembre de 2016, 17:17Cancun, Mexico, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director, Erick Solheim, mentioned today the consequences of biodiversity loss on the planet and called on the international community to work together to reverse this situation. Mothers of Missing Migrants End March Through Mexico 02 de diciembre de 2016, 11:40Mexico, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Members of the 12th procession of Central American migrant mothers, who are searching for their children, who went missing in transit through Mexico to the United States,the marchers visited two prisons in the country today, according to activists of the movement. Olympic Leader Highlights Fidel Castro's Contribution to Sports Port of Spain, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro knew as few did the potential of sport, and turned it into the center of life in Cuba and a source of popular narrative, said the president of the Olympic Committee of Trinidad and Tobago, Brian Lewis. Panamanian Women: Fidel Infused Society with Equality 02 de diciembre de 2016, 10:20Panama, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The example of Fidel Castro will continue to nurture the effort of Panamanian women fighting for a society of social equality, the National Union of Women of Panama (Unamup) said today. Panama Hosts Parlatino General Assembly Panama, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) About 200 parliamentarians have gathered in Panama today for the 32nd General Assembly of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino), which aims to discuss initiatives to take 34 million people out of poverty. Cancun: a Look at the Biodiversity of the Planet at the COP 13 By Ana Laura Arbesú Cancún, Mexico, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) From Cancún, one of the richest areas in plant and animal life on the planet, Environment Ministers will agree today on several actions for its preservation, in a meeting prior to the Conference of the Parties (COP13) on biodiversity , which begins next Sunday. Cuba to Host International Puppet Union Meeting Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina), The Intercontinental Meeting of the International Union of the Marionette ''Unima 3 Americas'' will be held in Matanzas, the capital of puppet theater in Cuba from December 8th to 11th, Ruben Dario Salazar of the event''s managing group, told Prensa Latina. Caricom Calls to Major Efforts to Fight AIDS 01 de diciembre de 2016, 15:46Georgetown, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (Caricom) urged the member countries to increase the efforts in preventing the AIDS, at the time that it called countries, institutions and individual donors to increase assistance and support. New Chief of Defense Staff of Jamaica Sworn In 01 de diciembre de 2016, 13:26Kingston, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Brigadier Rocky Meade swears in today as the new Chief of Defense Staff of the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF). He succeeds Major General Antony Anderson. Mexican Farmers Express Their Sorrow at Fidel's Death Mexico, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cardenista Farmers Union, which brings together thousands of Mexican growers, have expressed their sorrow at the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, as well as their support for his ideas and social projects. Guatemala's Vice President Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro Guatemala, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Vice President, Jafeth Cabrera, visited the Cuban embassy and expressed his deep sorrow over the death of the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Haitian Losing Candidates Reject Results of Presidential Elections 30 de noviembre de 2016, 15:58Port-au-Prince, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The three main losers in the November 20 elections in Haiti challenged the victory granted by the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to Jovenel Moise. Usain Bolt to Dedicate 2017 to His Fans London, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter and World and Olympic Champion, Usain Bolt, will dedicate the last season of his glorious athletic career - 2017, to his fans, according to the Jamaican media. A Minute of Silence for Fidel Castro in Mexican Senate 30 de noviembre de 2016, 14:05México, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Plenary of the Mexican Senate kept silent for one minute for the demise of Fidel Castro, while homages continue today to the memory of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. OPEC Accepts Reduction of Oil Production Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut daily crude production by 1.2 million barrels, as President Mohammed Al-Sada reported. 2016 Hurricane Season Closes Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) After six very active months the 2016 hurricane season in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean is closing, being declared the most destructive since 2012, and the deadliest since 2005. Cubans in Mexico Swear Allegiance to Fidel's Concept of Revolution 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:09Mexico, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Diplomatic officials and collaborators of Cuban institutions in Mexico today swore allegiance to the ideas contained in the concept of Revolution of the historical leader, Fidel Castro (1926-2016). Mexico: EZLN Convened 5th National Indigenous Congress 30 de noviembre de 2016, 00:16Mexico, November 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Indigenous Congress (CNI) and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) convened today their 5th meeting, to be held from December 29th to January 1st in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Fidel, One of the Emblematic Figures of the 20th Century, Peña Nieto Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel is one of the emblematic figures of the 20th century, said Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today, at a posthumous tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution at Havana''s Jose Marti Revolution Square. Dominica PM Proud of Having Fidel Castro as Friend and Mentor Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro was the undisputed leader of the Cuban Revolution, I feel privileged to call him my friend and mentor, stated Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Fidel Built a Revolution only 90 Miles from the U.S. Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro produced the miracle of the first socialist Revolution of Our America and at barely 90 miles from the United States, recalled today President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega. Daniel Ortega: Fidel Inspired the Sandinista Revolution 29 de noviembre de 2016, 21:26Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega, has said on today that Fidel Castro inspired and supported the Sandinista Revolution, upon his arrival to participate in the posthumous tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution. IMF Recognizes Nicaragua's Economic Progress 29 de noviembre de 2016, 17:16Managua, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recognized today the economic progress of Nicaragua in the recent ten years, starting here various meetings to assess the prospects of the country in the short and medium terms. President-Elect of Haiti Calls for Unity 29 de noviembre de 2016, 16:28Port-au-Prince, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) confirms today the results of the Sunday elections in Haiti. According to preliminary announcement made last night, Jovenel Moise, of the Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK) won the elections and already made his first statements. Mothers of Missing Migrants Travel to Oaxaca, Mexico 29 de noviembre de 2016, 15:51Mexico, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The 12th Caravan of Mothers of Missing Central American Migrants in their journey to the United States will visit today a common grave located behind the Domingo de Ramos pantheon of Juchitan, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Panama: Debtors Thank Fidel By Osvaldo Rodriguez Martinez Panama, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Young Vietnamese Ma Luu Van Khang made a long queue at the Cuban Embassy in Panama, so that together with his mother write in the book of condolences, his message to leader Fidel Castro. Local Elections in Trinidad and Tobago Develop in Peace 28 de noviembre de 2016, 17:17Port of Spain, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The electoral colleges opened today in Trinidad and Tobago to elect 137 city councilors that will assume their posts in 14 municipal governments, in local elections that are currently developing without major setbacks, according to media outlets in this Caribbean country. Warning in Honduras on Potential Risk of Seismic Activity 28 de noviembre de 2016, 16:52Tegucigalpa, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Center for Atmospheric, Oceanographic and Seismic Studies (CENAOS) warned today about the potential risk of new earthquakes in Honduras, after the earthquake that shook the bordering area to Guatemala in recent hours. El Salvador Thanks Fidel Castro for Supporting Literacy Campaign San Salvador, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Officials in charge of the National Program for Basic Literacy Teaching in El Salvador and representatives of the Movement of Solidarity with Cuba were the first to pay tribute today to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro. Jamaican Usain Bolt Against Doping London, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Multi Olympic champion Usain Bolt requested today here 'cero tolerance with those that practice doping'. Fidel, Greatest Leader of 20th Century, Morena's Secretary Says By Mayra Pardillo Mexico, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Yeidckol Polevnsky, general secretary of the National Regeneration Movement has said that Fidel Castro was the greatest leader of the 20th century and up until now, the 21st century also. Mexican City of Guadalajara Hosts International Book Fair Mexico, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The city of Guadalajara, capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, hosts today the 30th edition of the International Book Fair (FIL), which will run until December 4. Mexico Communist Party's March and Vigil in Homage to Fidel Mexico, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Mexico held a march and vigil in honor of the late Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro, whose legacy, he affirmed, is still more valid than ever. Caribbean Leaders Highlight Fidel Castro's Political Stature Bridgetown, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Caribbean leaders agreed to highlight the political stature of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro, in messages of condolence and tribute in which they emphasize their friendship, support and solidarity with the peoples of the area. Fidel, a Man Whose Enemy Wanted to Kill Several Times, Excelsior Says 26 de noviembre de 2016, 17:41Mexico, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The Excelsior newspaper reported today that Fidel Castro was ''the man who the enemy wanted to kill several times'' in the desire to overthrow the Cuban Revolution. Latin American Presidents Express Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Latin American presidents sent messages of condolence to Cuba today, after the death on Friday night of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro Was Omar Torrijos' Friend and Teacher Panama, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Fidel was his teacher, he was very close to him, Celia Grasnell, secretary of General Omar Torrijos, recalled during an interview with Prensa Latina, in which she highlighted the particular relationship between both statesmen. Parents of Ayotzinapa Students To Demonstrate in Mexico City Mexico, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The parents of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa will demonstrate today in Mexico City, for the 26th month of the forced disappearance of the young people, said one of the spokespeople for the relatives. Hurricane Otto Leaves Dead People in Costa Rica San Jose, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The course of Hurricane Otto on Costa Rica left an undetermined number of dead and disappeared people, particularly, in the province of Guanacaste, northwest of the country, as confirmed by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis himself. Mexican Company to Promote Health Tourism in Cuba Mexico, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) A contract to promote and market the treatments offered by the Cuban medical services was signed today between Multisalud, from Cuba, and the Mexican company Viajes Bojorquez. CARICOM Congratulates Suriname on 41st Anniversary of Independence Georgetown, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) congratulated today the government and people of Suriname on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the independence of that Caribbean country. 7.2 Earthquake in El Salvador Causes Dozens of Aftershocks 25 de noviembre de 2016, 15:08San Salvador, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 perceptible aftershocks were generated by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook El Salvador yesterday. The earthquake was felt as well in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Mexican Unions Say Poverty Growing Among Farmers 25 de noviembre de 2016, 11:48Mexico, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Living conditions for Mexican farmers are worsening due to the ''politics of privilege'', the prevailing economic model and free trade agreements, according to the General Secretary of the General Workers Union, Farmers and Popular, Luis Gomez. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez Concludes Visit to Cuba Havana, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Honduran President, Juan Orlando Hernandez, is today concluding an official visit to Cuba, where he shared with his peer, Raul Castro, the need to deepen bilateral ties between the two nations. Number of Latin American Girls Getting Married at Early Ages Raises 25 de noviembre de 2016, 00:16Panama, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) International Plan for Latin America and the Caribbean expressed today its concern about the high rates of marriages at early ages reported on a daily basis from the different regional countries. Strong 7.2-Degree Earthquake Shakes El Salvador 24 de noviembre de 2016, 17:26San Salvador, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) A strong earthquake of 7.2 degrees on the Richter scale shook today El Salvador, with no fatalities or damages reported so far. More than 200 Kilograms of Cocaine Seized in Mexican Colima 24 de noviembre de 2016, 16:41Mexico, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Mexican Navy confiscated, in the state of Colima, five suitcases containing 190 packages of cocaine, with a total weight of 214 kilograms, the Secretariat of the Navy confirmed today. Mexican Government Prepares Law on Legitimate Use of Force Mexico, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government is preparing a law on legitimate use of force, according to sources from the security cabinet. Jamaica: Cruiser Tourism Growing 24 de noviembre de 2016, 14:58Kingston, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.223 million cruiser tourists visited Jamaica from January to September this year, which means an increase of 9.6 percent compared to the similar period of 2015, reported today industry sources. Hurricane Otto Leaves Affectations in Panamamian Agriculture 24 de noviembre de 2016, 14:55Panama, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Potato and onions, two of the mostly eaten products by Panamanians, might be in danger, because of the effects of Hurricane Otto in the Panamanian western province of Chiriqui, one of the main agricultural provinces in Panama. Grenadians Vote Today in Constitutional Reform Referendum 24 de noviembre de 2016, 13:23St. George, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Grenadians vote today in a national referendum on constitutional reform. Seven Bills have been put before the electorate: Melia Cayo Coco Hotel, Awarded for its Quality 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:09Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Melia Cayo Coco Hotel, located in the Cuban Jardines del Rey tourist destination, has received this years'' high-quality status. Hurricane Otto Approaches Nicaragua Managua, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Otto, a category-one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is approaching the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour. Placido Domingo to Perform in Cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Famous Spanish tenor, Placido Domingo, is in Cuba today to prepare for the unique concert to be held on November 26th at the Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro in Havana. President of the Republic of Honduras Visits Cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of the Republic of Honduras, will begin an official visit to Cuba today, to assess with his peer, Raul Castro, the current state of bilateral ties. Noise, Second Environmental Crime in Mexico City 23 de noviembre de 2016, 17:54Mexico City, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Noise is the second environmental crime with highest amount of reports to the Environmental and Territorial Planning Department of Mexico City for 13 years, said today the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM). Nicaragua Describes as Unfounded the Territorial Claim of Costa Rica 23 de noviembre de 2016, 16:47Managua, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan government described the territorial claims of Costa Rica as unfounded due to the sandbar that separates the Harbor Head Lagoon in the Caribbean Sea, the presidency announced today. CARICOM Observers Satisfied with Elections in Haiti Georgetown, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Observers sent by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to monitor Sunday''s general elections in Haiti today expressed their satisfaction for the smooth development of that political process. Hurricane Otto Hits Costa Rica 23 de noviembre de 2016, 09:21San José, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica today began to feel the increase in the influence of Hurricane Otto, which according to forecasts will hit the nation in the afternoon in a point near the border with Nicaragua. Free Trade Agreement with U.S. does not Favor Mexico, Lawmaker Says Mexico, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico, does not favor the latter at all, a Mexican lawmaker said. Three Cuban Beach Volley Duettos to NORCECA Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Three Cuban duettos will travel to Trinidad & Tobago for the Grand Final of the Norceca Circuit of Beach Volleyball from November 25 to 27, to close the beach volley competitions this year. US Deportations to Increase Unemployment Rate in Trinidad and Tobago 23 de noviembre de 2016, 00:16Port of Spain, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Unemployment in Trinidad and Tobago will rise to 6.4 percent if US President-elect Donald Trump complies with his promise to deport millions of undocumented workers, according to the Central Statistical Office. Panama Returned More than 3,000 Foreigners in 2016 Panama, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian National Migration Service (SNM) has returned more than 3,800 foreigners with criminal records to their original countries so far this year, a source from the service asserted today. Mexico to Seek Bilateral Agreements if Transpacific Treaty Breaks Mexico, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will seek bilateral agreements to strengthen ties with the Asia-Pacific region if the Trans-Pacific Economic Cooperation Treaty (TTP) fails, the government warned today. Puerto Rico: Fight for Releasing Oscar Lopez to be Strengthened Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The law team in charge of the case of pro-independence Puerto Rican fighter Oscar Lopez, imprisoned unfairly in the United States, will strengthen the fight for his release, said today here lawyer Jose Juan Nazario. Cuba-Honduras First Round of Talks on Immigration Concludes 22 de noviembre de 2016, 15:53Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Honduras concluded today here the first Round of Talks on Immigration, in which they assessed the population flow between the two countries. Largest Cruiser in the World Arrives in Falmouth, Jamaica 22 de noviembre de 2016, 15:35Kingston, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The largest cruiser in the world, Harmony of the Seas, arrived today in Falmouth, Jamaica, a port where another of these floating hotels is and the number of tourists on both ships reaches 11,000, said authorities in that small locality. Low Participation of Voters in Haitian Elections Port-au-Prince, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Citizen Observatory for Instututionalization of Democracy in Haiti (OCIDE) assured Tuesday that only 23 percent of the voters in this Caribbean island, went to the ballot boxes to exercise their right to vote last Sunday. Costa Rica on Alert for Tropical Storm 22 de noviembre de 2016, 12:22San Jose, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica has been in tension today in front of teh advance of tropical storm Otto and the possibility that it will reach Costa Rica or neighboring Nicaragua with hurricane force in the next 48 hours. Mexico Responds to Trumps' Threat to Leave TTP Mexico, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has responded to US President-elect Donald Trump''s announcement that he will be leaving the Trans-Pacific Association Agreement (TTP). Negotiations at ECLAC on Environmental Agreement in the Region Santiago, Chile, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 22 Latin American and Caribbean countries under the umbrella of ECLAC are negotiating a regional agreement this week to ensure access to information, participation and environmental justice. Panama Canal and Ports Decline in Economic Results 22 de noviembre de 2016, 00:05Panama, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) From January to September 2016, the income from ships that crossed thed Panama Canal and the movement of cargos in ports of the country dropped, according to the report of the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) published here. Caricom Evaluates Actions to Fight Delinquency 21 de noviembre de 2016, 17:41Goergetown, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Irwin LaRocque, secretary general of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) called the countries of the region to work urgently and united to fight delinquency and guarantee security. Costa Rica: More than 400 People Arrested over Drug Trafficking 21 de noviembre de 2016, 17:31San Jose, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 people, including 104 foreign people, have been arrested by Costa Rican authorities so far this year for alleged links to local and international drug trafficking, the Ministry of Public Security said. Violence Increases in Honduran Northern Area 21 de noviembre de 2016, 16:48Tegucigalpa, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Far from decreasing, violence in Hunduras is escalating every day, as it was proven today by the burning of public-transportation buses in the northern area in this country. A Hundred of Central Americans Rescued in Mexico 21 de noviembre de 2016, 16:17Mexico, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Federal Police rescued 111 Central Americans in the State of Mexico and detained two individuals for their probable responsibility in the traffic of people, media reports today. Nicaraguan Government Issues Green Alert over Tropical Storm 21 de noviembre de 2016, 15:21Managua, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan government issued today a green alert over the possible effects that the tropical storm number 16 could cause to the populations in the lowlands of the Caribbean coast, southeast of the country. Items Worn by Maria Felix and El Indio Fernandez Exhibited in Mexico Mexico, Nov. 21 (Prensa Latina) Four original items used in movies 100 years ago by Mexican actors such as Maria Felix and Emilio ''El Indio'' Fernandez, are now part of the exhibition ''El rebozo de Tenancingo'' (Tenacingo''s Shawl''), in the state of Chiapas. Haiti: Await for Preliminary Electoral Results and Opening Schools Port-au-Prince, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian electoral authorities are still counting the votes for the final results of the preliminary elections Sunday, while the Haitian population is awaiting. Rainfall Continues in Southern Costa Rica due to Tropical Depression 21 de noviembre de 2016, 11:23San Jose, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican authorities today increased preventive measures to face the abundant rainfall that has affected the south of the country for several days, due to a low pressure system which now turned into a tropical depression, the sixteenth of the current hurricane season. Haiti Goes to Polls to Elect President 20 de noviembre de 2016, 12:29Port-Au-Prince, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Haitian voters began voting today after the opening of the main polling stations at 06:00 hrs. local time, although it was reported that in some centers the vote was delayed. Haiti Goes to Polls to Elect President 20 de noviembre de 2016, 12:29Port-Au-Prince, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Haitian voters began voting today after the opening of the main polling stations at 06:00 hrs. local time, although it was reported that in some centers the vote was delayed. Haiti Gets Ready for Elections Sunday Port-au-Prince, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Haiti began this Sunday its first election round, to elect a president, 16 senators and 25 deputies, to complete the Parliament. CARICOM Council Representatives Want to Expand Caribbean Trade 18 de noviembre de 2016, 15:28Georgetown, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Economic and Commercial Developent advocated Friday for the strengthening of the links between the member countries, to achieve a greater regional trade, in a forum in Guyana. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. FIFA Gianni Infantino Suggests 32 Team Club World Cup in 2019 Barn, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June. Cuban Duo Gente de Zona Wins Latin Grammy Again Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Fans of the Cuban duo Gente de Zona today celebrated the win of a Latin Grammy award for the album Visualizate, the fourth award they have received in recent years. Bolt Increases Lead in Vote for Best Latin American Athlete Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Usain Bolt has increased his lead in Prensa Latina''s competition to elect the best athlete of the year. Poor Air Quality Registered in the Valley of Mexico 18 de noviembre de 2016, 12:20Mexico, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Despite the rain over the last few days, the air quality in the valley of Mexico was described today as poor by the Atmospheric Monitoring System (SIMAT). Jamaica to Adopt WHO's Guidelines on HIV 18 de noviembre de 2016, 12:18Kingston, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican Ministry of Health will adopt two key guidelines from the WHO in relation to its national program of care for people with HIV/AIDS, starting in January 2017, according to the Daily Observer. Haitians Test their Electoral Machinery Port of Prince, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Haitians are carrying out an exercise that will test the electoral machinery they will put into action in Sunday''s elections. Union Urges for Unity to Prevent Economic Collapse in Puerto Rico 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:38San Juan, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Due to the possibility that the government runs out of money, the United Public Servants (SPU) urged today for political and social unity in order to prevent Puerto Rico''s economic collapse. Dominican Patriot Máximo Gómez Example Highlighted in Cuba 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:52Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) As a writer, essayist, poet, playwright, but above all as a fierce independence warrior and radical revolutionary for his time Máximo Gómez was remembered here today, a prominent figure in the history of Dominican Republic and Cuba. Saudi Arabia Urges OPEC to Reduce Oil Production 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:11Riad, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih stated today that that OPEC should cut oil output to 32.5 million barrels per day (bpd), the lower end of a range agreed in Algeria to balance the market Venezuelan Sends Petrohouses for Victims of Hurricane in Cuba Maisi, Cuba, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The construction of a Petrohouse neighborhood, donated by Venezuela, for the victims of Hurricane Matthew has started today in Punta de Maisi, Cuba''s easternmost tip. Cuba-Danzon Festival Begins Matanzas, Cuba, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) With a show by the Danza Espiral company, the Cuba-Danzon Festival Matanzas 2016 has begun today, dedicated to the genre that emerged 137 years ago and is considered as the Cuban national dance. Mexico must Prepare for Deportations from the United States Mexico, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexico must be prepared today for the worst case scenario of a possible mass return of Mexicans from the United States, said Luis González, president of the National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH, in Spanish). Mexican Appointed by US Episcopal Conference 17 de noviembre de 2016, 12:35Mexico, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A week after the election of Donald Trump as President-elect of the United States, the Mexican press today celebrates the appointment of a Mexican by birth as Vice-president of the Episcopal Conference in the USA. UNICEF: Six out of every 10 Mexican Children Experience Violence 17 de noviembre de 2016, 11:37Mexico, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Six out of 10 children between the ages of one and 14 years of age experience some form of violent discipline in their homes, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) in Mexico has warned. UN Expressed Sadness for Poor Response in Aid to Haiti 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:15United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The head of Operations of the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office, John Ging, has expressed his sadness for the fact that only 40 percent of the 120 million dollars requested to help Haiti after the country was devastated by Hurricane Mathew, is available. IEA: COP21 Emissions Targets Insufficient to Curb Global Warming 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:04London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported today that the Greenhouse gas emission targets set by last year''s Paris Agreement on climate change are insufficient to meet the declared goal of keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius. World AIDS Day in Cuba Focuses on Prevention Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will be running an extensive activity program as part of World AIDS Day on December 1st, which is focused on prevention, the organizers announced today. Venezuela Contributes to the Restoration of Cuban Heritage in Baracoa 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:50Baracoa, Cuba, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The eastern Cuban city of Baracoa, one of the most affected after Hurricane Matthew, is restoring its distinct architecture, thanks to the contribution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Costa Rican Solidarity Groups Welcome Cuba Bastion 2016 Exercise 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:06San Jose, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Two Costa Rican solidarity groups today saluted Cuba for carrying out the Strategic Exercise Bastion 2016, which they deem as necessary practice for the defense of the country. Caribbean Trade Ministers to Discuss Regional Development 16 de noviembre de 2016, 15:36Georgetown, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community Ministers of Trade (CARICOM) will meet on Thursday and Friday in Georgetown to discuss issues related to regional development. Debate on Devaluation Continues in Trinidad & Tobago Port Spain, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Trinidad & Tobago, is debating whether or not to accept the findings of a new study by the Inter American Development Bank (IADB), which says that devaluing the national currency would stimulate the weak economy, which has suffered a lot of ups and downs. Panama Calls for an Integrated Regional Response to Migration 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:41Tegucigalpa, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The government of Panama has proposed that the region join forces to take care of the immigration problem on the continent. Mexico Takes Steps to Defend its Citizens in the U.S. 16 de noviembre de 2016, 12:16Mexico, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE, in Spanish), announced today a series of measures to defend the rights of its fellow citizens in the United States to avoid abuse against them. U.S. Nobel Prizewinner Stiglitz Publishes Report on Panama Papers 16 de noviembre de 2016, 11:18Panama, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Nobel Prizewinner Joseph Stiglitz and Swiss anticorruption expert Mark Pieth went ahead of their Panamanian colleagues and published their report on the Panama Papers, whose content is being analyzed here today. Caravan of Migrants' Mothers Look for Missing People in Mexico Mexico, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Members of the 12th Caravan of Mothers of Disappeared Migrants today investigate in Mexico the whereabouts of their children, with whom they lost contact on their way to the United States. Central America, South Korea Conclude FTA Negotiations Managua, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Central America and South Korea will end negotiations in Managua today for the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which is expected to enter into effect next year. Mexico to Launch Tender for Exploitation of Hydrocarbons 16 de noviembre de 2016, 00:04Mexico, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of Energy of Mexico, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, called on national and foreign businessmen to participate in the 3rd tender of the so-called Round Two soon, which covers 14 areas for exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons, was announced today. Marijuana Hidden in False Avocados Found in Mexico 15 de noviembre de 2016, 17:12Mexico, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) During a search carried out at a grocery store in the Mexican state of Jalisco, personnel of the Attorney General''s Office seized more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, hidden inside synthetic objects that were fake avocados. Climate Change Summit, a Questioned Reality Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Summit on Climate Change (COP22) is a reality with participation of more than 60 heads of State and Government and the general will to boost the Paris Agreement, but with many questions. West Decline Has Begun Says Ignacio Ramonet Panama, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The decline of the West has began and is shown in the campaign slogan of President-elect Donald Trump, ''Making the United States Great Again'', the French political scientist Ignacio Ramonet, who is visiting Panama, said today. Mexico Fears Massive Deportation of its Migrants from the US Mexico, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has begun seriously contemplating the possibility that millions of its migrants may be deported back from the United States. Alicia Alonso Honored in Mexico 15 de noviembre de 2016, 12:01Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso, who received a long, standing ovation during a homage gala held in southeastern Mexico has returned to Havana today. Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to Face Crime Together 15 de noviembre de 2016, 11:25San Salvador, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran President Salvador Sánchez Cerén; Honduran, Juan Orlando Hernández, and Guatemalan, Jimmy Morales, will today present the Trinational Anti-Crime Task Force, a newly created regional entity. Cuban Doctors Working in Guatemala Continue their Training By Isabel Soto Mayedo Guatemala, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The members of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Guatemala have been working for the health of this people, without neglecting their scientific training, to provide a more effective collaboration to those who require their services. Guatemalan President Urges Migrants in US to Keep Calm Guatemala, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has urged Guatemalan migrants in the United States to keep calm, in light of the possible resumption of raids and deportations. Millions of Tons of Food are Wasted in Mexico 15 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Mexico, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) In Mexico 37 percent of food production, the equivalant of 10,341,000 tonnes, is lost every year. 53rd Edition of the Prensa Latina Sports Poll Starts Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The 53rd edition of the sports poll of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina Starts Monday, to at the end, award the perfor5mances by the best athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. Jamaica to Improve Port Facilities for Receiving Cruise Ships 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:01Kingston, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica is promoting a plan to improve the port facilities and the main cities that receive cruise ships with the objective of attracting more tourist activity of this type, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) reported today. President; Stability in Haiti May Curb Migration Santo Domingo, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Haiti''s political stability may curb excessive migration from the country, according to the interim president of this nation, Jocelerme Privert. Cigar Lovers Attend Event in Cuba 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:28Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) An international meeting of Partagas cigar lovers begins in Havana today, confirming the strengthened position of Cuba''s Premium cigars in the world market. Japan Admits Difficult Future for Transpacific Treaty 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:25Tokyo, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted today that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) faces a difficult future after the recent presidential elections in the United States. Puerto Rico: Request for Freedom of Political Prisoner Intensifies San Juan, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Requests for the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera have intensified today after the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. Russia and Celac Address Bilateral Cooperation in Sochi Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov is holding talks today in Sochi with the enlarged quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Mexico Prepared for Economic Challenges, assures the Government 14 de noviembre de 2016, 10:26Mexico, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government announced the country is prepared to face the high financial volatility affecting the peso and also the sequels of the victory of Donald Trump in U.S. presidential elections. Mexico: 43 Ayotzinapa Students Searched in Clandestine Graves 13 de noviembre de 2016, 17:23Mexico, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The search for the 43 Ayotzinapa Normal School students focuses today on the location and analysis of illegal graves, using high technologies to detect irregularities on the ground in Iguala, Guerreo and its surroundings. Cuban Residents in Costa Rican Condemn U.S. Blockade San Jose, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban residents in Costa Rica on Sunday repeated their demand for the elimination of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba and the return of the naval base in Guantanamo, which is illegally occupied by the United States. Riots in Mexican City due to Kidnapping of Priest Mexico, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Tension persists in the city of Catemaco, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, where protests and riots have been staged due to the kidnapping of the priest of the local church, Jose Luis Sanchez. Havana Contemporary Music Festival Starts 12 de noviembre de 2016, 10:42Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Havana Festival of Contemporary Music starts today in its 29th edition consolidated as a window of other world productions and showcase to show what has been done in Cuba, according to its president, Guido López-Gavilán. Cuba Gets Ready for World Day of Diabetes Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) With the completion of walks and educational festivals nationwide, Cuba held this Monday the World Diabetes Day, today reported Ileidis Iglesias, Director of the National Institute of Endocrinology. Helicopter Crashed on Managua Neighborhood, No Casualties Reported 11 de noviembre de 2016, 16:35Managua, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) A helicopter crashed today in the neighborhood call Naciones Unidas, on the outskirts of Managua, but no casualties were reported. Cuban Alicia Alonso Honored in Veracruz, Mexico Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), and icon of the world ballet, Alicia Alonso, today received the key of the city from the Town Hall of Boca Rio, in the Eastern Mexican State of Veracruz. Cuban City of Cienfuegos Promotes Cruise Tourism 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:57Cienfuegos, Cuba Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The cruise season for this port on the southern coast of Cuba, which traditionally ends in April, will last until the end of December. Mexico City, Venue of Exhibit Francisco Goya, Unique and Everlasting Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Francisco Goya, Unique and Everlasting'' is currently open from today until March 20, 2017 in Mexico City, the Mexican Culture Department reported. Can-Am Baseball Teams More Interested in Cuban Players 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:26Havana, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Canadian baseball teams participating in the Can-Am Independent Baseball League are now requesting a bigger presence of Cuban players for the next season, as it was reported in this capital today. The South Centre and FAO Step Up Cooperation 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:01Marrakech, Marruecos, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) FAO is joining forces with the South Centre, an intergovernmental organization of developing countries, to help the countries of the Global South eliminate hunger and malnutrition, reduce poverty, address climate change and achieve sustainable rural development under the umbrella of South-South cooperation. Bolivia to Denounce Almagro's Interventionist Stance Before OAS La Paz, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Diego Pary, said today that his government will denounce the organization''s secretary general, Diego Almagro, due to his intervention in internal affairs. Costa Rican President Stresses Progress in Relations with Cuba San Jose, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican President, Luis Guillermo Solis, has welcomed Cuban ambassador, Danilo Sanchez, to Costa Rica to discuss the progress of the agreements signed one year ago between the two countries during a visit by the Costa Rican president to Havana. CELAC Reaffirms Commitment to Family Agriculture Development San Salvador, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Third Ministerial Meeting on Family Agriculture and Rural Development of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) concludes today after discussions on the eradication of poverty. Costa Rica Launches Anti-Trafficking Campaign 11 de noviembre de 2016, 09:12San José, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican authorities have confirmed today 147 cases of domestic and foreign trafficking victims in the last five years, including minors. Russia and CELAC to Analyze Cooperation and Trump's Victory Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Russia will analyze on November 14-15, in Sochi, bilateral cooperation and the electoral victory achieved by multimillionaire businessman Donald Trump, the Foreign Ministry said today. Jamaican Gov't Reiterates Willingness to Fight Human Trafficking Kingston, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Despite advances in combating trafficking in persons in Jamaica, minister of Justice in this country Delroy Chuck reiterated the government''s willingness to strengthen the fight against this social scourge. US Virgin Islands Enthusiastic About Chinese Tourism 10 de noviembre de 2016, 16:11Kingston, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The recent visit by US Virgin Islands'' Tourism Commissioner Nicholson Doty to Chengdu and Beijing to attract Chinese visitors has generated enthusiasm in this Caribbean destination, the news website Caribbean360 published today. Caribbean Urged to Promote Creative Tourism in the Region 10 de noviembre de 2016, 14:56Bridgetown, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) urged today for boosting an industry that benefits education, employment, health and other important sectors in order to improve the quality of life. Independence Movement Detracts from Force Puerto Rico Annexation 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:48San Juan, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The leadership of the Hostosiano National Independence Movement (MINH) has now reduced force to annexation, despite the victory won on Tuesday in the general elections of Puerto Rico, where it controls the government and the National Assembly. Destabilization Moves Against El Salvadoran Government Rejected 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:44San Salvador, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) El Salvadoran social and trade union organizations have today demand the cessation of the destabilization measures promoted by the right-wing party, Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (Arena), the Constitutional Hall and economic power groups against the government. Mexico Losses Millions Due to Weather Changes 10 de noviembre de 2016, 11:08Mexico, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has spent more than 24 billion pesos (about $1.3 billion USD) per year to combat weather changes due to climate change and the figure is increasing. Climate Change Follows Negative Trend 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:55Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) While political earthquakes keep many countries of the world on tenterhooks, climate change follows its negative trend, sounding alarms again. Usain Bolt,Elaine Thompson Among IAAF Athlete of the Year Finalists 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:45Kingston,Nov 9 (Prensa Latina)Jamaican Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson both made the shortlists for the IAAF''s World Athlete of the Year awards today after cleaning up the sprint golds at the Rio Olympics according to Caribbean 360 web site. Dismantled Important Drug-Trafficker Network in Costa Rica 09 de noviembre de 2016, 15:54San José, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican authorities announced today the dismantling of an important drug trafficking structure with the seizure of 1.7 million USD and more than three tons of cocaine as well as the arrest of 24 people. Caribbean to Discuss Sustainable Energy Development 09 de noviembre de 2016, 15:31Bridgetown, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Politicians, Caribbean Ministers of Energy and experts will meet in Bridgetown, Barbados, from tomorrow in order to discuss possible ways to promote sustainable energy development in the region. El Salvador: CELAC Countries Analyze Progress Made in Family Farming San Salvador, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd CELAC Ministerial Meeting on Family Farming began today in the capital of El Salvador in order to analyze the progress made in the fight against hunger. Diverse Latin American Gov´ts Response to USA Elections 09 de noviembre de 2016, 13:22Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Diverse has been the response of Latin American governments to the U.S. President elect, Donald Trump, from succinct to effusive messages. Bolt Again Among Finalists to IAAF Athlete of the Year Monte-Carlo, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt appears today again among the three finalists in the men''s category Athlete of the Year of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF). With this nomination, Bolt could arrive at his sixth recognition of this type, after the received in the years 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and surpass the American Ashton Eaton, deserving last year of that distinction. Trump-Mexico: War on Several Fronts, Says Analyst 09 de noviembre de 2016, 09:12Mexico, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is expecting a non-military war on several fronts, warned Mexican intellectual Enrique Krauze today in commenting on Donald Trump''s victory in the United States presidential election. Trinidad and Tobago Records Worst Unemployment Rate in Four Years 09 de noviembre de 2016, 00:06Port-of-Spain, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Trinidad and Tobago has recorded the worst unemployment rate in four years, with women being the most affected because they often lose their jobs, the Cental Statistical Office reported. Mexico: Ship Detained in Area of Endangered Species 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:53Mexico, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) A ship was detained for illegal fishing in an area destined for the conservation of the vaquita (porpoise) and the totoaba fish, which are endangered species, the Naval Secretariat of Mexico (Semar) reported today. World's Largest Cruise Ship Sails Into The Caribbean 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:22Kingston,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina)The Caribbean is all primed to roll out a grand welcome for the world''s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean''s 226,963-ton Harmony of the Seas who will sail out of Florida an into the Caribbean according to Caribbean360 news. St Vincent and the Grenadines Bans Capture of Sea Turtles 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:02Kingstown, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) St Vincent and the Grenadines has ban the capture of sea turtles ot their eggs. Guyana: Government Cannot Afford Oil Refinery 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:31Georgetown, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) With a required 20 to 30 square kilometer of land somewhere along Guyana''s coastal belt to build a refinery, and a deep-water channel with a one kilometer width to access it from the Atlantic Ocean, leading minds in the oil exploration industry has told the Guyana Guardian that it will cost somewhere around G$900 billion dollars about US$4.4 billion to build an efficient oil refinery here. Thailand Allocates Funds for Victims of Earthquake in Ecuador 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:25Quito, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Thailand increased the world aid to Ecuador to ease the serious damage caused to the coastal region by the earthquake in last April, the death toll of which was 671 people. London Fair Promotes Tourism as an Economic Engine 08 de noviembre de 2016, 12:20London, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Executives and delegates attending the 37th International Tourism Fair in London today confirmed that the tourism industry is a driving force in the world economy. Protests Against Transpacific Agreement Continue in Mexico 08 de noviembre de 2016, 10:44Mexico, Nov (Prensa Latina) Farmers'' organizations integrated in the El Campo Somos Todos Movement will today continue their protests against the Transpacific Economic Cooperation Agreement (TTP) and for a fair wage. Mexican Authorities Visit Biopharmaceutical Companies in Cuba 08 de noviembre de 2016, 08:30Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) A delegation comprised of Mexican authorities and businessmen, headed by the Federal Commissioner for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), Julio Sanchez, has visited the Cuban bio-pharmaceutical companies to identify and assess areas of cooperation and business. Elections in the USA Could Have an Impact on Mexican Budget 08 de noviembre de 2016, 08:23Mexico, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The results of the presidential elections held today in the United States could force the modification of Mexico''s budget for 2017, warned here the legislator Francisco Martínez. Cuba and Mexico Explore Business Potentialities 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:58Havana, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Cuba and Mexico started today in this capital a series of meetings directed to impel the exchange in regulative matters and the pharmaceutical market, as well as to explore the business potentialities. Copppal Congratulates Nicaragua for Electoral Process 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:31Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Conference for Latin American and Caribbean Political Parties (COPPPAL) congratulated the Nicaraguan people Monday, because of the civic attitude showed during the presidential elections Sunday in this Central American country, in which no accident or incident was reported. Supreme Electoral Council Confirms Victory of Daniel Ortega Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) of Nicaragua confirmed today the victory of President Daniel Ortega in the general elections of last Sunday, after posting the results of 99.8 percent of the polling stations. Number of Extraditions From United States to Guatemala Increases 07 de noviembre de 2016, 14:53Guatemala, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The United States have extradited 28,464 Guatemalans from January to October, 2,367 more Guatemalans, compared to the 26,097 who were repatriated in the same period of 2015, the Directorate General of Immigration reported. Mexico Increases Use of Solar Energy 07 de noviembre de 2016, 12:41Mexico, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is increasing its use of solar energy and expects that by the end the year small and medium scale contracts will increase by 71 percent. Nicaragua Shows Civic Maturity to the World 07 de noviembre de 2016, 10:00Por Alberto CoronaManagua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Regardless of whether the results were expected or not, Nicaragua has shown the world the civic maturity of its people, who went to the polls on Sunday to elect their authorities in general elections characterized by calm, order and transparency. Ortega Swepts of Victory in Nicaragua's Elections Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Counted 66.3 percent of polling stations, the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) in Nicaragua has been ratified today in a second preliminary victory of President, Daniel Ortega, in the November 6 general elections. Mexicans Should Get Used to Higher Fuel and Electricity Tariffs 07 de noviembre de 2016, 01:56Mexico, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexican citizens should get used to higher prices for fuel and electricity, according to statements by Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo. Order and Calm in Presidential Elections in Nicaragua Managua, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Vicepresident of Nicaragua, Moises Omar Hallesleven, highlighted today the order and calm in the general elections process being held here today. El Salvador to Host Meeting of CELAC Agriculture Ministers San Salvador, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador will host the 3rd Ministerial Meeting on Family Agriculture of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) from Wednesday to Friday next week, confirmed today Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez. Mexico: Kidnappings by Organized Crime Increase 04 de noviembre de 2016, 18:02Mexico, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Kidnappings committed by organized crime in Mexico are increasing, said the Interior Ministry today. Cuba: Benchmark Again of Latin American Social Struggle 04 de noviembre de 2016, 10:32Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) With the motto ‘Because Cuba is Ours'', representatives of Cuban civil society will today turn the country into a benchmark for Latin American peoples in their struggle for social demands. Mexico Will Host Internet Governance Forum 04 de noviembre de 2016, 01:19Mexico, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The municipality of Zapopan, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, will be venue to the International Forum for the Governance of Internet, on December 6 thru 9, announced its organizers. Social Sectors Calls to Respect Electoral Results in Nicaragua Managua, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua is currently going through electoral silence, before which several social sectors called to respect the results of the general elections that will be held on November 6. Jamaica Envisages Economic Growth of Two Percent this Year 04 de noviembre de 2016, 00:20Kingston, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The Planning Institute of Jamaica forecasts economic growth of about two percent for this year, based on a rebound in various fields. Mexican Researcher Warns on Use of Transgenic Organisms 04 de noviembre de 2016, 00:16Mexico, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The use of genetic engineering techniques to increase food production is unnecessary in Mexico, according to the researcher and professor at the Chapingo Autonomous University, Gerardo Noriega. Swiss President to Pay Official Visit to Mexico 03 de noviembre de 2016, 17:32Mexico, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Swiss Confederation President Johann Schneider-Ammann begins today a State visit to Mexico, fulfilling an invitation by the Mexican head of State, Enrique Peña Nieto. Mexico: 186 Central American Immigrants Rescued 03 de noviembre de 2016, 17:23Mexico, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The National Immigration Institute (INM) rescued in two different actions 186 Central American immigrants that were transported by alleged traffickers in the Mexican states of Tabasco and Zacatecas, said sources today. Costa Rica Reports nearly 1,400 Cases of Zika this Year 03 de noviembre de 2016, 17:22San Jose, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica reported 18 new cases of Zika last week, which increased the toll to 1,375 cases so far this year, said a report issued by the Ministry of Health. Mexico: Teachers and Mayors Protest in Veracruz 03 de noviembre de 2016, 14:55Mexico, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of teachers blocked the roads and occupied public schools today in the main cities of the Mexican state of Veracruz in order to demand the payment of debts. Nicaragua Enters Reflection Period Before Elections Managua, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today initiates a reflection period before the general elections to be held on Sunday to elect a president, vice-president, 90 national deputies and 20 members of the Central American Parliament. Cuba: Computer Engineers Union, a Platform for Scientific Exchange Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The recently created Computer Engineers Union of Cuba (UIC, in Spanish) intends to establish itself as a platform for exchange at the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Information, said today the national president of that institution, Eilyn Febles. Panamanian Government Defends Local Banks Panama, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) In a counterattack against what many consider a slandering campaign against the Panamanian financial system, government authorities informed that 20 investigations into money laundering were carried out in two years, and many inquiries are still underway today. Mexico Returns to Wine International Organization 02 de noviembre de 2016, 09:58México, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Mexico returned to the International Vineyard and Wine Organization (IVO) after seven years of absence and with the will to compete in this market, it was known here today. Nicaragua Implements Measures to Ensure Security during Elections 02 de noviembre de 2016, 00:22Managua, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua''s National Police reported today that will implement several measures to ensure security during the general elections to be held next Sunday. Mexico: Experts Urge for Measures to Protect Endangered Species 01 de noviembre de 2016, 14:20Mexico, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) In order to save the Vaquita (porpoise), a Mexican sea mammal that lives in the Upper Gulf of California and that is considered an endangered species, it is required to ensure the ecological balance and the fishermen''s welfare in the region, experts said. Cuba to Offer More Opportunities for Foreign Investment Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been presenting today more opportunities for potential foreign investment at the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, attended by more than 3,500 exhibitors from 73 countries. Cuban Actor Reynaldo Miravalles, Farewell to a Giant of Cuban Culture Por Charly Morales ValidoHavana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) ''There are no longer stories for old people'', Reynaldo Miravalles confessed to me without bitterness on the rainy afternoon when he welcomed Prensa Latina in his home in Havana''s El Vedado, the same house where he passed away on Monday at the age of 93. FMLN Expects Agreement on Fiscal Crisis of Salvadorian Government San Salvador, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), Medardo González, assured today that the government is optimistic about a possible agreement on the tax issue which threatened the country. Cuban Cinema Mourns Death of Actor Reynaldo Miravalles Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cinema has regretted today the death of actor, Reynaldo Miravalles, who worked almost until the end of his days because he felt he could not stay away from the big screen, one of his passions in life. Cuba Starts International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) With the opening ceremony of the 1st International Congress, CIDERS 2016, begins today the working sessions of the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, at the Conference Center in Havana. Former Government Minister Calls to Not Voting in Puerto Rico 31 de octubre de 2016, 18:47San Juan, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Former Government Minister Ingrid Vila Biaggi urged Puerto Ricans to not voting on November 8, faced with the meaning to the country of the US Fiscal Control Board. Unemployed Non-Studying Women are Three times More than Men in Mexico 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:54Mexico, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The percentage of women that do not work or study in Mexico is three times more than the men in the same situation, according to statistics by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). Breast Cancer as Main Public Health Problem in Guyana 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:29Georgetown, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The breast cancer cases in women in Guayana, considerably increased, turning into one of the main health problems in the nation. Salvadorian Colmenitas Multiply Joy in Theater Festival San Salvador, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) A festival of joy, solidarity, art and games was the first Festival of Children''s Theater in El Salvador through which 14 Colmenitas delighted thousands of children and adults throughout the country with their performance. Mexico Arrests Sinaloa Cartel Boss Mexico, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Army members captured Rey David Santiago, alleged leader of the Sinaloa cartel; in La Paz, in the Mexican state of Low California South, released the media today. Book on History of Cinema to Be Publish in Jamaica 31 de octubre de 2016, 11:49Kingston, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The film tradition distinguishing Jamaica today will be included in a book written by Peter Polack dedicated to the history of cinema in this island. Cuba Holds First International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The First International Convention on Science and Technology has begun today here with more than 1,000 delegates from several countries and a comprehensive scientific program that includes 10 events, with 750 papers and an exhibition fair. Salvadoran Former President of Arena Arrested for Corruption Case San Salvador, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The last Salvadoran president of the right-wing party Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena, in Spanish), Elias Antonio Saca, was captured today and taken to the Narcotics Division of the National Civil Police (PNC, in Spanish). Costa Ricans Welcome UN Rejection of U.S. Blockade of Cuba San Jose, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican outstanding artists, academics and groups of solidarity with Cuba on Saturday welcomed the new condemnation at the United Nations General Assembly of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba. Cuba Joins Continental Event for Democracy Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) With a demonstration for the defense of sovereignty, Cuba will join the continental event for Democracy and against Neoliberalism on November 4, local press reported on Saturday. PR Salsa Singer Victor Manuelle Interested in Young Cuban Musicians Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer Victor Manuelle is very interested in Cuban young musical talents and has come to Havana to participate as a judge in a contest for new young singers. El Paisnal Eradicates Illiteracy with Help of Cuba and Venezuela San Salvador, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Education Minister Carlos Canjura declared the municipality of El Paisnal, in the department of San Salvador, free of illiteracy, during a celebration held on Friday. Petroleos Mexicanos Enterprise Sacked some 12 Thousand Workers 28 de octubre de 2016, 17:13Mexico, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) From seven to 12 thousand workers were dismissed by public sector company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) due to the crisis in the sector, confirmed today an official. Call for General Elections in Turks and Caicos Cockburn Town, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of Turks and Caicos Islands, Rufus Ewing, confirmed today the dissolution of the chamber of the National Assembly and called for general elections for December 5. CARICOM Highlights Importance of Investment for Caribbean Agriculture Georgetown, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Irwin LaRocque, highlighted today the importance of investment for boosting the development of agriculture in the region. Mexico City Police Ready to Protect the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix 28 de octubre de 2016, 12:50México, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina)Mexico City Police Deparment will deploy 4,960 police officers on Sunday to garanted security at Fomula 1 Grand Prix that will be run at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit here. The police press release stated that they will be protecting those who will attend the tournament before,during and aftwer the show. Haitian President Calls for Ensuring Aid Distribution Port au Prince, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Haitian President Jocelerme Privert stressed today the need to ensure strict compliance with the distribution of humanitarian aid to the families affected by Hurricane Matthew. Panamanian Entrepreneurs to Seek Business at Cuba's Trade Fair Panama, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) A Panamanian business delegation from many sectors will attend, in late October, the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, with the aim of expanding trade and attracting foreign investment, it was reported here today. Police Ensures Security during Electoral Process in Nicaragua 27 de octubre de 2016, 16:03Managua, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The head of the National Police verified the compliance with the security program ahead of the general elections to be held on next November 6th. Mexico: New Attorney General, Old Problems México, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexican lawyer, professor, senator and politician Raúl Cervantes makes his debut today as Attorney General of the Republic (PGR in Spanish),with an agenda loaded with old problems as insecurity and disappearances. About 17 Thousand Infants Raped and Mistreated in Guatemala Guatemala, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Over five thousand infants were sexually raped and another 11 thousand 600 were in some way mistreated from November 2014 to May 2015 in Guatemala, refer today reports of the Public Ministry (MP). Protests Against Militarization of Humanitarian Aid in Haiti Port au Prince, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) A group of organizations spoke out on Thursday against the militarization of the delivery of humanitarian aid to the people affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Mexico Hopes US Blockade Against Cuba Ends Soon 27 de octubre de 2016, 10:30Mexico, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexico expects today that the economic, financial and commercial blockade on Cuba will soon be lifted, according to a statement from the Secretary of Foreign Affairs (SRE). Panama Advances in Clinical Trials of Dengue Vaccine Panama, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Five countries, including Panama, are leading now the third and final phase of clinical trials of a tetravalent dengue vaccine, announced Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. Thieves Steal Patrol Vehicle in Mexico 26 de octubre de 2016, 17:40Mexico, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Not even police officers have escaped from crime and delinquency in Mexico, one of them being deprived today of the patrol car he was driving in the city of Naucalpan, state of Mexico. Celebration of Cuban Culture Concludes in Costa Rica 26 de octubre de 2016, 15:58San Jose, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) After 11 days, a celebration of Cuban Culture concludes today in Costa Costa with an exhibit of photographs, sculptures and paintings by renowned artists. Caribbean Development Bank joins Green Climate Fund Bridgetown, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) was accredited by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in order to develop as of today joint projects to resist environmental change. USA to Abstain in UN Resolution Of Blockade on Cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States will abstain today in its vote of the draft resolution presented by Cuba on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the island, American ambassador at UN, Samantha Power, announced today. Mexico and Cuba Agree to Multi-Destination Tourism Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The capitals of Mexico and Cuba agreed a letter of intent for touristic promotion with an eye on mufti-destination travels, authorities reported today. Mexico Refinances Debts Programmed for 2017 26 de octubre de 2016, 11:15Mexico, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexico concluded refnancing the total obligations of foreign debt programmed for 2017, says a communique of the Presidency today. Pablo Milanes Closes Festival in Coahuila, Mexico Mexico, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer and composer Pablo Milanes closed with brooch of gold the Julio Torre International Festival of Arts, in Saltillo, capital of the Mexican northern state of Coahuila, reported press media Tuesday. Collaboration is Essential to Caribbean Agriculture, Says CTA George Town, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Michael Hailu, director of the Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), recognized that collaboration was essential to the Caribbean agriculture these days to reach the international market. CELAC-European Union Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting Begins Santo Domingo, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Dominican President Danilo Medina and Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas today inaugurated the Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Community of the Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac, in Spanish) and the European Union. Haiti: UN Agencies Call for Urgent Food Aid Rome, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 800,000 people in Haiti need urgent food aid after the devastation of Hurricane Mathew, according to an emergency assessment by UN agencies. Costa Rica Receives Donation of 2 Aircrafts from China 24 de octubre de 2016, 16:49San Jose, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, received today two aircraft donated by China to be used in the fight against organized crime, drug trafficking, humanitarian and emergency actions. Two Dominican Drug Traffickers Arrested in Puerto Rico 24 de octubre de 2016, 16:09San Juan, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The Puerto Rican federal authorities announced Monday the arrest of two Dominican citizens who tried to illegally enter in Puerto Rican national territory with a shipment of cocaine valued in 3.9 million dollars. More Than 307,000 People Affected by Rains in Guatemala 24 de octubre de 2016, 12:59Guatemala, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Rain in Guatemala has caused floods and collapse of houses from April to October this year and the number of people affected reached 307,882, the National Coordinating Office for Disaster Reduction reported today. CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Increase Again in 2016 Washington, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere rose again this year and are expected to remain above the limit of 440 parts per million (ppm) throughout 2016. Hotel Industry Congress in Cuba Highlights Charms of Old Havana Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The 26th Pan-American Congress of Schools of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism (CONPEHT) attended by 500 people from 20 countries started today with an early morning tour of Havana''s old district. ARENA's Attitude Towards Fiscal Issues in El Salvador Under Scrutiny San Salvador, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador, Lorena Peña, today described as ''having deep electoral intentions the solution proposed by the Nationalist Republican Alliance Party (ARENA) to the government fiscal problem generated by the same party. Rare Type of Hemoglobin Detected in Nicaragua Managua, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN-Managua) have detected a rare type of hemoglobin in a seven year old girl, the first patient to receive this diagnosis since 1985. Dominican Republic Hosts CELAC-EU Meeting Santo Domingo, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The 48th Senior Officials'' Meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) began today at the conference hall of the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Australia Willing to Host Refugees from Guatemala Guatemala, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Australia could host thousands of refugees from Guatemala, as well as from El Salvador and Honduras, according to statements by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, published today in this country. Guatemala Businessmen Will Attend FIHAV 2016 in Cuba 24 de octubre de 2016, 06:00Guatemala, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport) confirmed today that about 10 companies will participate in Guatemala''s thirty-fourth edition of the International Fair of Havana (FIHAV 2016) in Cuba. New Damages and Deaths Caused by Rains in Haiti Port au Prince, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) The rains that have been affecting Haiti in the last few hours have caused at least five deaths in Baie-de-Henne and also caused floods in places that were hit by Hurricane Matthew. Panama: 350 Gang Members Arrested in 2016 22 de octubre de 2016, 11:49 Panama, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) A report of the Panamanian Prosecution Ministry revealed that more than 350 persons were arrested linked to different gangs, as a result of 15 police operations this year. Costa Rica Celebrates Day of Cuban Culture 21 de octubre de 2016, 15:04San Jose, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Costa Ricans and Cubans who reside in this Central American country celebrated the Day of Cuban Culture with a cultural event that was attended by the Minister of Culture and Youth, Sylvie Duran. Dominican Republic and Cuba Negotiate Trade Agreement Santo Domingo, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Carlos de la Nuez, reported today that the two countries have begun negotiations for the signing of a partial scope trade agreement. Drug Tunnel Found Near Tijuana Airport, Mexico Mexico, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) A tunnel used for transferring drugs from Mexico to the United States has been found near the International Airport of Tijuana, Baja California, the Ministry of State Security confirmed today. Mexico: Lopez Obrador Proposes Free Zone instead of Wall Mexico, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena, in Spanish) and former Mexican presidential candidate, Manuel Lopez Obrador, has proposed creating a free zone on the border with the United States, it emerged today. Panamanian Film among the Finalist of Huelva Film Festival Panama, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian film Salsipuedes (2016) is today among the 16 finalists in the Latin American Film Festival of Huelva, to be held from November 11 in the Spanish city. Panama Reports More than 400 Cases of Zika 20 de octubre de 2016, 17:30Panama, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Since the zika virus appeared in November 2015, the public health authorities confirmed a total of 461 cases in Panama, of which 422 correspond to the present year. Caribbeans Call for Fighting Racism in the UN 20 de octubre de 2016, 15:29United Nations, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) convoked countries of the world to face racism, with all the possible energy, and eliminate racial discrimination. Humanitarian Situation in Haiti Critical Port au Prince, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian situation remains critical in southern Haiti, sixteen days after it was severely hit by hurricane Matthew. Thousands in Panama Affected by Floods Panamá, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) About three thousand 500 persons were affected in the last 48 hours in Panama, as a result of floods from the heavy rains, informed today the director of the Civil Protection System, Jose Donderis. ECLAC and ILO Highlight Effects of Labor Market's Slowdown Santiago, Chile, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The economic slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean caused a considerable increase in the unemployment rate and the general deterioration of its indicators, according to a joint study by ECLAC and ILO. WWF Warns of Impact of Oil Exploration to Belize Ecosystem 20 de octubre de 2016, 00:22Belmopan, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Wildlife Fund has warned about the possible impact on the barrier reef in Belize due to offshore oil exploration. El Salvador: Presidential Support for La Colmenita Praised San Salvador, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The director and founder of the Cuban theater group La Colmenita, Carlos Alberto Cremata, has praised President Salvador Sanchez Ceren for the support he has offered the theater group in El Salvador. Cuban Expert Highlights Ecological Damage Left by Matthew in Haiti 19 de octubre de 2016, 17:42By Martha Cabrales Arias 8,000-Year-Old Ritual Uncovered in Mexico Mexico, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) After two decades of research at 10 archaeological sites in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, an 8,000-year-old winter ritual has been uncovered, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced today. Barbadian Health Minister Visits Cuba Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Barbados'' Health Minister John Boyce is on a visit to Cuba to analyze the relations between both countries, the Cuban Foreign Ministry reported today. Bad News for Trump, Good for the Mexican Peso 19 de octubre de 2016, 12:44México, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Peso and the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) keep being sensitive to foreign factors, above all the presidential campaign of the United States, where bad news for Donald Trump can instead be good for the southern currency. Ortega and Murillo Head Vote Intention in Nicaragua 18 de octubre de 2016, 15:30Managua, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and the coordinator of the Nicaraguan Council for Communication and Citizenship, Rosario Murillo, now candidates for president and vicepresident, respectively, are now leading the preferences of voters, according to a poll published here Tuesday. Costa Rican President Reiterates Rejection to Blockade against Cuba By Victor M. Carriba San Jose, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, stated today that the blockade the United States has imposed against Cuba for more than half a century does not contributes at all to the current reality in Latin America. Debt Recovery Would Solve Financial Crisis in El Salvador San Salvador, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) President Salvador Sánchez Cerén called on State financial institutions to recover debt from over 11 thousand tax contributors who owe more than 560 million dollars to public coffers. Salvadoran Solidarity Movement Demands End of Blockade to Cuba San Salvador, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Salvadoran Movement of Solidarity with Cuba today demanded the unilateral and unconditional lifting of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, which has lasted almost 60 years.