Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Minister Wounded in Assassination Attempt in Donetsk 23 de septiembre de 2017, 10:31Kiev, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Revenue and Duties of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People''s Republic (DPR), Alexander Timofeev was seriously injured in an assassination attempt in Donetsk today. Iran Tests New Ballistic Missile: State Media 23 de septiembre de 2017, 09:33Teherán,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads with explosives and can travel up to 2,000km, according to state media. China Makes Flammable Ice Discovery in South China Sea Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) China has been pursuing the energy source, located at the bottom of oceans and in polar regions, for nearly two decades. Ruling in Favor of Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapies Appealed 23 de septiembre de 2017, 00:20Brasilia, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The polemic ruling that allows the treatment of homosexuality as a disease continue today in Brazil after the decision of the Federal Council of Psychology (CFP) to appeal the ruling. Cuba Affirms at UN That Attempts to Destroy its Revolution Will Fail United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez affirmed today at the UN General Assembly that any attempt to destroy the Cuban Revolution will fail, in response to US President Donald Trump''s decision to intensify the blockade against the island. Cloud of Pollutants Spreads Over Asia Washington, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from the United States and India have discovered the presence of a cloud of pollutant-containing aerosols over the Asian region, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) warned today. Cuba Ratifies Solidarity With Puerto Rico After Passage of Hurricane Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities and citizens ratified their solidarity with Puerto Rico today after the damages caused on that island of the Caribbean by Hurricane Maria. EU Calls for Second Conference to Support Syria Brussels, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will hold a second conference to support the future of Syria and its region in the spring of 2018, the European External Action Service (EEAS) confirmed today. INRH Keeps Surveillance on Cuban Reservoirs Due to Hurricane Maria Guantanamo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Water Resources Institute (INRH) is currently monitoring the eastern reservoirs in view of Hurricane Maria´s path. Rescue Dog Titan Among the Heroes in Mexico Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Among the thousands and thousands of anonymous heroes who work tirelessly today in search of survivors of the September 19 earthquake is Titan, a German Shepherd trained for that purpose. Fukushima Nuclear Plant Management Company Loses Legal Claim Tokyo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) A Japanese federal court ordered Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to compensate citizens who left their homes for radiation after the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant during a tsunami in 2011. Scientists Discover the First Brainless Animal that Sleeps Washington, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cassiopea jellyfish shows signs of sleep, but unlike sleeping animals, they lack of central nervous system, according to a study by the California Institute of Technology in the United States. Cuba Regrets Vietnam's Losses Due to Typhoon Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has sent a message to the leaders and people of Vietnam that local press has been reproducing today to express the Cubans'' regret over the losses of this country after the passing of a powerful typhoon. Cosmic Rays Arriving on Earth Are of Extragalactic Origin Washington Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Scientists confirmed for the first time that the highest-energy cosmic rays that arrive on the Earth come from outside the Milky Way, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reported today. Colombia in an Area of High Seismological Influence Bogota, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The tragedy caused by the earthquake that struck Mexico on Tuesday awakened here the alarms of a country with a high seismological influence. Dominican Republic Affected by Rains Santo Domingo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The rains linked to the passing of Hurricane Maria through the Dominican territory continue today and will extend through the weekend, the National Meteorological Office (ONAMET) reported. Asia-Pacific for Using Technology to Face Natural Disasters Hanoi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Member countries of the Asia-Pacific Forum of Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreed to the urgent need of using science and technology in the prevention and dealing with natural disasters. Conflicts, Climate Change Hinder Hunger Reduction; FAO Rome,Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The persistence of conflicts and the climate impact hamper progress towards reducing hunger, although agricultural recovery in some regions could favor global supply, FAO warned today. CARICOM Acknowledges Regional Challenge to Hurricane Mary's Damages 21 de septiembre de 2017, 13:19Saint George, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) CARICOM President Keith Mitchell has stated today in Grenada that the Caribbean region has to face up a great challenge, following Hurricane Maria''s path. AARP Study Warns About the Health Bill Effect on the Elderly in USA 21 de septiembre de 2017, 13:15Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) An AARP study has warned that older North Americans could pay up to $16,174 a year for health care under the new Republican health bill. UNICEF Urges Sri Lanka to Protect Early Childhood Development 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:39Colombo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) recommended Sri Lanka to adopt policies to support early childhood development if it is to build a knowledge-based economy. U.S. MIT Warns About Environmental Risks for Coming Decades 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:19Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has warned disastrous environmental aftermaths for about 10,000 years, even though the world could enter into unknown territory by 2100. Vietnam to Measure the Sun it Receives to Convert It into Energy 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:12Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam Electricity Corporation will install five solar power stations in various parts of the country as part of a campaign to promote and develop renewable energy. Cuban Nursing Event Discusses on Excellence Care 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:11Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Congress of the Cuban Society of Nursing, Enfermeria 2017, is discussing here today interesting issues, among them the transformation of nursing through the science of care, by American Jean Watson. Montserrat Island Recoverinng After Passage of Hurricane Maria 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:10Plymouth, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The National Disaster Preparedness and Respond Advisory Committee (CANRPD) in Montserrat, British Overseas Territory, indicated today to start the recovery after Hurricane Maria. Venezuelan Strengthens Anti-Seismic Prevention Campaign Caracas, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Venezuelan Foundation for Seismological Research (FUNVISIS), Aura Fernandez, has affirmed today that this South American nation is nowadays strengthening a permanent campaign to downgrade population''s vulnerability to an earthquake. Pope Donates $ 150,000 to Help Earthquake Victims in Mexico Rome, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis sent 150,000 dollars to Mexico as part of a first donation to help populations affected by an earthquake of 7.1, which caused more than 200 deaths, the Vatican reported. Swedish Security Investigates Terrorists Threats Stockholm, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Swedish security services continue investigating today the terrorist threats in this capital, following the appearance in social networks of references to attacks of this type. Rio de Janeiro Gov't Requests Military Support Due to Violence Brasilia, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Rio de Janeiro''s governor, Luiz Fernando Pezao, announced today the request for a reinforcement in troops of the Armed Forces due to the wave of violence unleashed in the tourist capital of Brazil. Red Cross and Red Crescent in Southeast Asia Coordinate Actions Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders from Southeast Asian countries shared today ideas in this capital to agree on some of the most pressing problems that the region faces. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Undergoes Computer Hacking Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that its computer system had been hacked last year, providing the attackers with private information that could have been exploited for trading, according to press reports released today. Environmental Damage Caused by Hurricane Irma in Cuba Assessed Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The scourge of Hurricane Irma in the Cuban province of Sancti Spíritus also left serious environmental damages in the biodiversity of protected important landscapes of this territory, experts say. Cuba Favors Nuclear Use in Development and Environmental Protection Vienna, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended the efforts and resources to use nuclear energy in favor of development and environmental protection, as one of the priorities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). China Holds Forum on Protecting World's Ancient Civilizations Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China is hosting today an international forum that seeks to promote cooperation and exchange among countries and global institutions to protect the cultural heritage of ancient civilizations. Asia-Pacific Debate on How to deal with Natural Disasters Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) About 200 experts and officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries today share ideas in the central Vietnamese city of Vinh on regional cooperation to face the risks of natural disasters. China Launches World's Fastest Bullet Train Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China has launched the world''s fastest bullet train today by boosting the maximum speed from 300 to 350km/h zipping from Beijing to Shanghai. India Could Exceed its Renewable Energy Development Goals New Delhi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) India could exceed its goal of installing 175 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2022, partly helped by falling prices to produce it, today considered its government. Singapore to Create Computing Security Academy Singapore, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Singapore will create a new computer security academy for the training of the personnel of that area, in order to face the growing cyber threats, announced official sources today. It's Dominican Republic's Time to Face Maria's Wrath Santo Domingo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Maria is now beginning to spread its destructive winds, flooding rain and storm-surge into the northeastern Dominican Republic as it is gaining strength after leaving Puerto Rico in a calamitous state. Curfew Imposed in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria 20 de septiembre de 2017, 17:44San Juan, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rico''s Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced a nightly curfew from 18:00 to 06:00 local time as off tonight till Saturday morning, as the island lost power completely and there''s widespread destruction. Frog Species Change Color During Orgies, Study Says 20 de septiembre de 2017, 13:24Washington, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Males of at least 178 frog species undergo a temporary color change during their mating season, scientists from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Macquaire University in Australia said today. World Council of Credit Unions Activates Caribbean Relief Fund 20 de septiembre de 2017, 13:13Bridgetown, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) activated today a Caribbean Relief Fund in Barbados to support members affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Ecuador Calls to Defend the Amazon at United Nations 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:55By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Overflowing Rivers Cause Deaths in Eastern Congo Kinshasa, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains that hit eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo have isolated several villages in which there were a dozen fatalities, official sources informed here today. EU Mourns Deaths in Mexico and Offers Aid After Earthquake Brussels, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has today offered its support to Mexican authorities and mourned the deaths of more than 200 people, as well as the serious damage caused by an earthquake measuring of 7.1 degrees on the Richter scale. The Number of Detainees for Attack in London Rises to Five 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:27London, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) British police reported today the arrest of two other men by the explosion on Friday in a subway of London, bringing the total number of arrests for the attack to 5. At Least 23 Women Mysteriously Killed in Uganda 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:14Kampala, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) After another body of a woman was found dumped in a bush in Nkumba village, the recently murdered women increased to 23 in Uganda. Alleged Baffling Acoustic Attacks in Cuba Described As Absurd 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:01Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The story of allegedly baffling acoustic attacks in Cuba against U.S. diplomats, broadcast in international media but termed absurd by several experts, continues today starting to wag in this Caribbean nation. Second Group of Cuban Medical Professionals Arrives in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Six other Cuban medical professionals of a group of 17 who will start working in Vietnam this year arrived in this capital on Wednesday, as part of a common decision to increase cooperation in that field. Antigua and Barbuda Lightly Hammered by Hurricane Maria Saint John, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Antigua and Barbuda has reported slight damage today after Hurricane Maria brushed this Caribbean islands. ISRO-NASA Team Confirms Presence of Aerosol Layer Over Asia New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The aerosol layer that every year appears during the monsoon season is contaminated and may affect the global climate, warned a study of special agencies in India and the United States. Iran to Change its Policy if US Breaks Nuclear Commitments Tehran, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hasan Rohani said that if the United States violates its nuclear pact commitments, Iran will make changes to its policy, Hispantv reports. Hurricane Maria Destroys Puerto Rico San Juan, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The fall of the only weather radar in Puerto Rico, located in the Sierra of Cayey, is one of the most serious affections occurred so far in this state due to the passage of Hurricane Maria. Russian Company Begins Construction of Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey Ankara, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian state-owned atomic energy company (ROSATOM) has begun the reconditioning work on the site of the first nuclear power station in Turkey will be located, according to Sabah newspaper. Cuba Hosts 2017 Nursing Event Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Congress of the Cuban Society of Nursing, Enfermeria 2017, has begun today in this capital with the participation of delegates from some 15 countries engaged in the debate and reflection on the practice of that profession. Mexico Injured, But Fighting for Life After Earthquake By Orlando Oramas Leon Mexico, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) In aftermath of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, Mexico suffered this morning quake aftershocks, but the solidarity of its citizens and the deployment of soldiers and rescuers and volunteers continue their rescue efforts and fight for life. The World Runs Out of Antibiotics, Says WHO Geneva, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a research that the world is running out of antibiotics to cure infections, due to the lack of investment in researches to fight resistant bacteria. Bolivia, Russia Sign Contract to Build Nuclear Facility La Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Agency for Nuclear Energy (ABEN) and the State Institute of Specialized Design of the Russian State Corporation (Rosatom) today signed a contract to build the Center for Research and Development of Nuclear Technology. Virgin Islands in Alarm due to Proximity of Hurricane Maria Road Town, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in the British Virgin Islands declared today a curfew for the entire area due to the proximity of the destructive Hurricane Maria when they still feel the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. Bolivia Sends Humanitarian Aid to Cuba after Hurricane Irma Por Pedro RiosecoLa Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government is set today to send 10 tons of humanitarian aid to Cuba on a Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft belonging to the Bolivian Air Force in order to help the island to recover from the huge damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Dominica Seeks International Help after Hurricane Maria Roseau, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Dominica''s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has requested international assistance today to palliate the damage caused by Hurricane Maria and to rescue those trapped and ensure that the wounded receive medical care. Puerto Rico to Face 'a Very Powerful Event' with Hurricane Maria San Juan, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rico will be facing ''a very powerful event'' with Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello said, urging people with no safe houses to stay in the shelters available. African Presidents Repeate Commitment to Eradicating Child Marriage Kampala, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Zambia, Edgar Lungu; Uganda, Yoweri Museveni and Malawi, Peter Mutharika, expressed their commitment to supporting the efforts to eradicate child marriage in Africa by 2030, local press reported today. Hurricane Maria Affects French Caribbean Islands Paris, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria has hit the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, located in the Caribbean Sea, in the last few hours, and it is heading today towards the territories of St. Barts and St. Martin. Ukraine: Population Reduction Record in Eight Months Kiev, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ukrainian population fell by 128,500 people in the first eight months of this year, according to data from the official statistics service of this nation, known today in this capital. Scientists Defend Reducing Ocean Plastic Pollution London, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Scientists of the British universities of Plymouth and Surrey presented a report, published today, in favor of reducing the threats by ocean plastic pollution. Blood of African Migrants in Europe Contaminated Madrid, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The blood of African migrants arriving in Europe is contaminated with toxic metals because of the technological trash sent to Africa by developed countries, said a study by magazine Environmental Pollution. Puerto Rico Declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Maria San Juan, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosello declared this country in state of emergency today due to the Hurricane Maria, which is expected to be ''more devastating than Irma''. Cuban Vice-President Highlights Recovery after Irma Hurricane Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice-President Ramiro Valdés said today that the country is advancing in the recovery phase, after being severely affected by Hurricane Irma along the north coast of the country. Restoration of Water Supply Benefits 25,000 Cubans Affected by Irma Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 25,000 residents in this central Cuban city benefit today from the restoration of the pipeline that supplies water to the southern part of the city, interrupted after Hurricane Irma hit the country. WHO Negotiates Anti-Cholera Vaccination Campaign in Yemen Geneva, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 680 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in Yemen, the World Health Organization (WHO), which is negotiating with the Yemeni government to start a vaccination campaign, said today. Dominican Ship Arrives in Cuba with Humanitarian Aid Irma's Victims Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) A ship from the Dominican Republic''s Navy arrived in this capital today laden with a humanitarian aid to help Cubans during the recovery works after Hurricane Irma hit the country. More than 2,000 Aftershocks following Earthquake in Mexico Mexico, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) There has been more than 2,000 aftershocks following the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Oaxaca and other Mexican states, Oaxaca governor Alejandro Murat said today. The emergency in Oaxaca has passed, but aftershocks of the huge tremor that caused nearly a hundred dead and great destruction continue, Murat said in a television interview. We Live in a World of Unacceptable Inequality, Guterres Said at UN United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned today that the world is living in an unacceptable and unsustainable scenario of inequality, which must be reversed urgently with the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Hurricane Maria Approaches the Lesser Antilles Washington, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The islands of the Lesser Antilles are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Maria today, which could gain strength and cause considerable damage, according to a report from the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). Dominican Ministry Activates Hurricane Emergency Committee Santo Domingo, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) has activated as of today the Emergencies Committee as a result of the possible passing of Hurricane Maria through the country, media reported. Cuban Gov't Announces Aid to People Affected by Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government has announced today that it will finance about 50 percent of the price of construction materials that will be sold to the people whose houses were totally or partially destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Beijing Bans Construction Woks in Winter as an Ecological Measure Beijing, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Beijing authorities said that they will cancel all construction works during the winter as a measure to improve the quality of air in the Chinese capital, one of the cities most affected by that phenomenon. PAHO: Primary Healthcare Model in Bolivia Is a Legacy from Cuba La Paz, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The primary healthcare model currently implemented in Bolivia and other countries has been a legacy from Cuba, said the representative of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), Fernando Leanes. Nuevitas Port Receives First Ship after Hurricane Irma Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The first ship after Hurricane Irma hit this northeastern Cuban province arrived in the Port of Nuevitas from China, laden with 4,200 tons of coil. Recovery of Cuban Health Sector after Hurricane Makes Progress Havana, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Since Hurricane Irma hit Cuba, the country has been recovering its damaged health centers without epidemiological situations, top leaders from the health sector said. Environment of Cuban Province Evaluated after Hurricane Irma Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The environmental situation in the province of Matanzas is reportedly less unfavorable, in general, except in places where Hurricane Irma harshly hit the northern coast. The assessment is contained in a note released here by the Environment Unit of the delegation in Matanzas of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Environment (Citma). Smart Phones Foster Growth of Web Traffic Washington, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Smart phones are increasing Internet traffic in the United States, while access from tablets and computers is dropping, according to a report published by Adobe Analitics. After Hurricane Irma, Cuba Watches New Tropical Storm Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban Institute of Meteorology are following closely the path of a new tropical depression, the 14th such storm in the current hurricane season, which is moving in the west of the eastern Atlantic. Cuba Checks the Damages Caused by Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Under the principle of saving human life, the Cuban State -through Civil Defense and back-up organizations- had firstly evacuated 1,738,000 people before being hit by powerful hurricane Irma, that left huge damages, among them in the national electric system. Havana Heals the Wounds Left by Hurricane Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Provincial Defense Council (CDP) of Havana continues today in recovery tasks after the damages caused last weekend in this capital by hurricane Irma. Jamaica: Nine Countries to Attend Event on Climate Change Kingston, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of 600 delegates of nine countries are expected to attend the Youth Conference on Climate Change 2017 to take place on October 10 and 11 in this capital, informed today the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). Colombia Fosters Better Use of Fishery Resources Bogota, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government has declared the protection to further 4.5 million marine hectares, seeking to foster the development of sustainable and responsible fishing. Far Eastern Cuba Work to Recover Photovoltaic Park in Maisi 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:19Maisi, Cuba, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) In far eastern Cuba, authorities are working to restore more than 4,000 solar panels removed from the photovoltaic park in Punta de Maisí before Hurricane Irma hit the country. Cuban Experts Assist Panama to Cultivate Coconut 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:10Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban expers in coconut production are providing technical assistance to Panama to fight plagues and diseases and managing crops, according to a press release published by the Cuba Office of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). El Salvador Consolidates Public Health Reform 14 de septiembre de 2017, 15:31San Salvador, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The public health reform fostered by the government of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) is moving forward in El Salvador, despite a financial boycott by the local right wing. UK Begins Official Investigation into Fire in London Building 14 de septiembre de 2017, 15:23London, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The official investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14, which took a toll of 80 lives, began today under the tutelage of Retired Judge Martin Moore-Bick. Uruguayan Doctors Show Solidarity with Cuba after Hurricane Irma Montevideo, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Doctors from the Uruguayan Association of Graduates from the Latin American Medical School (AUE-ELAM) today ratified their unconditional support for the Cuban government and people, after Hurricane Irma hit the country. Cuban Tourist Resorts Reopen after Being Damaged by Hurricane Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Viceminister of Tourism, Alexis Trujillo, certified today that many of the recreational facilities of the country affected by hurricane Irma are already in operation. Health System Recovers in Havana after Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) 72 hours after Hurricane Irma''s onslaught in Havana, 98 percent of hospitals in the capital city already has electricity and running water, said local director of health Reynol Garcia. CARICOM Analyzes Effects of Hurricane Irma in Member Countries Georgetown, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in a special session to learn about the effects of Hurricane Irma and Jose in the region, Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque said here today. Peter Thomson New Special UN Envoy for Oceans The United Nations, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Secretary General of the UN António Guterres announced today the nomination of Fijian Peter Thomson as its new special UN Envoy for Oceans. Cuba Urges to Extend Sanitary Measures to Avoid Epidemics (+Photos) Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) After Hurricane Irma, which affected almost all the Cuban territory, the national authorities made a call here today to take hygiene and sanitary measures to avoid the outbreak of epidemics. Biodiversity Suffers Damage after Irma's Passage through Cuba By Adalys Pilar Mireles Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Experts are evaluating the damage caused by the devastating Hurricane Irma to biodiversity during its passage through Cuba, confirmed the president of the Environment Agency, Maritza Garcia. India Drastically Reduces Measles Cases New Delhi, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Measles cases in India decreased by 43 percent from 30,000 to 17,250 from 2014 to 2016, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) released today in the capital. Cuba and US, the Value of Joining Forces in Favor of Health By Martha Andrés Román Washington, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) A visit to Cuba in 2015 and the concern about infant mortality rates in a Chicago community led US doctor Robert A. Winn to become interested in working with Cuban specialists. Panama Opens Humanitarian Corridor to the Caribbean Panama, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) An air corridor was established today from Panama for the delivery of some 90 tons of humanitarian aid to the Caribbean islands devastated by the recent hurricane Irma scourge, according to the Secretary of Communication. Growing Solidarity with Cuba after the Passage of Irma Havana, Sep (Prensa Latina) Following the devastating hurricane Irma for Cuba, the Caribbean nation today has the solidarity and support of several countries, as well as their willingness to send aid. Tourists in Cuban Resorts Protected in the Face of Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Foreign and national tourists who vacation today in Cuba benefited from an efficient protection system against Hurricane Irma, national press reported today. Ecuador Donates Staple Products to Cuba and the Caribbean Quito, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) A tent in Plaza Grande, in the historic center of Quito, collects staple products, donated to help people affected by Hurricane Irma in Cuba and the Caribbean, where damages are still being quantified today. Irma Falls to Category 1 and Maintains Influence in Florida, USA Washington, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma fell today to category 1 and its sustained maximum winds dropped to 120 kilometers per hour as it moves along the northwestern coast of the US state of Florida. 10 Dead Reported in Cuba by Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) The National Chiefs of Staff of Civil Defense of Cuba reported on the death of 10 people due to the impact of Hurricane Irma after its passage through the Caribbean island. More Than One Million Cubans Evacuated Because of Hurricane Irma 09 de septiembre de 2017, 13:05Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) More than one million Cubans are evacuated today to protect from the fury of Hurricane Irma, which now slaughtered the central provinces of Sancti Spiritus and Villa Clara, authorities said. Climate Change to Lead to the Extinction of One-third of Parasites 09 de septiembre de 2017, 11:08Washington, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The consequences of climate change could cause the extinction of a third of the species of parasites by 2070, which in turn, according to a study published today, will drastically alter ecosystems. Three other Cuban Provinces in Hurricane Warning, including Havana 09 de septiembre de 2017, 10:57 Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban provinces of Matanzas, Mayabeque, and Havana are today in hurricane warning phase, after the arrival of powerful Hurricane Irma, which is advancing along the north coast of the island''s center, with category four. Katia Strengthens with Strong Winds and Rains off Mexico 09 de septiembre de 2017, 10:45Mexico, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) After Category 2 hurricane Katia hit Mexico last night, it caused heavy rains in the states of Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Puebla and Hidalgo. Mexico Continues Recovery in Areas Affected by Quake Mexico, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Civil, Army and Navy Protection continued recovery and rescue operations in the states shaken by the 8.2 magnitude quake, which last Thursday affected more than 50,000,000 Mexicans. End of Iran-Group 5+1 Will Discourage the World, says Iran Official 09 de septiembre de 2017, 09:43Tehran, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) To annul the nuclear agreement signed by Iran and the Group 5+1, will discourage the world on the possibility of finding solution to similar differendoes, forecast the head of the Organization of Atomic Energy of Iran, Al Akbar Salehi. Hurricane Causes Severe Damages in Cuban Province of Camagüey 09 de septiembre de 2017, 09:28Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Powerful Hurricane Irma caused severe damage in the Cuban province of Camagüey, which was impacted by the intense meteorological phenomenon in the early hours of Saturday morning, the provincial government reported. Irma Brutally Lashes Central Region of Cuba Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The intense hurricane Irma, category 4, lashes today the north central part of Cuba, over the Camaguey and Ciego de Avila provinces with máximum sustained winds of 250 kilometers per hour and even stronger gusts. Cuban Nursing Congress Gathers Some 17 Nations 09 de septiembre de 2017, 00:16Havana, Sept 9 (Prensa Latina) Delegates of 17 nations will participate in the 17th Cuban Nursing Congress, 2017 Nursing, that will be held here on September 18-22 in the Convention Palace, the organizer committee confirmed today. Stress Hormone Helps to Overcome a Trauma 08 de septiembre de 2017, 15:02Washington, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Scientists discovered that stress hormone helps to overcome a trauma in a short-term period, but it activates a gen capable of causing physical or psychological problems in a long-term period, reported today the journal Biological Psychiatry. Hurricane Katia Category 2 Turns Towards Mexican Coasts Mexico, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Katia becomes a Category 2 and started today its movement in the Gulf of Mexico towards the coasts of Veracruz state, by where it will touch land in the first morning hours on Saturday, according to the Meteorological Service. 8.2 Degree Earthquake Rocks Mexico, Killing 31 Mexico, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The strong earthquake of 8.2 degrees on the Richter scale that affected 11 Mexican states in the early hours of Thursday killed 31, with an epicenter in Pijijiapan, Chiapas, reported the Civil Protection today. Major Hurricane Irma Likely to Deliver Big Blow to Cuban Cays Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Although Hurricane Irma is located at more than 300 kilometers east of Cayo Coco, there are some tidal waves and light winds on that island of the north coast of the central province of Ciego de Avila. Cuban Province Sancti Spíritus in Hurricane Warning Due to Irma Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Just a few hours after the landfall of Hurricane Irma on the eastern side of Cuba, Sancti Spiritus Provincial Council announced the hurricane warning phase for the province. Caribbean Tourism Organization Takes Action on Hurricane Irma Bridgetown, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has today activated its CTO Assistance Fund by the website, in order to help the peoples and governments affected by Hurricane Irma. CARICOM Ready to Support Recovery After Irma Saitn George, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) CARICOM President Keith Mitchell assured today in Grenada that the regional organization will help in the recovery after Irma, in coordination with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (Cedema). Cuban Physicians in Haiti are in Perfect Health After Hurricane Irma Port-au-Prince, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Medical Brigade in Haiti has informed today all its relatives, friends and the Cuban people in general that the more than 680 health professionals are in perfect health. NASA Discloses Names of Some Sites of Pluto Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Different sites in the geography of Pluto will be named after the first space missions to that body and scientists who discovered some of its characteristics, NASA said in a statement today. Guatemalan Damages Due To Recent Chiapas Quake Guatemala, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) The most powerful earthquake of the current century was registered in the region with an epicenter near Mexican coast, having 8,2 degrees at Ritcher scale,and caused two severe injured and over 3,300 affected in this country. 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Akita Prefecture in Japan Tokyo, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A preliminary magnitude 5.3 quake on the Richter scale occurred in Akita prefecture, northern Japan, with no injuries or damage reported, the Japan Meteorological Agency on Wednesday. British Virgin Islands Declared in State of Emergency Road Town, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Augustus Gus Jaspert, declared the territory in a state of emergency after the devastating Hurricane Irma. Indian Army Takes Another Step Towards Gender Equality 08 de septiembre de 2017, 12:43New Delhi, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A day after the inauguration of Nirmala Sitharaman as defense minister, the Indian army took another step towards gender equality today by agreeing to elect 874 women to join the Military Police. Cyberattack May Affect Major US Credit Company Equifax 08 de septiembre de 2017, 12:38Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, said on Thursday that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million US users, including Social Security numbers, driver´s license numbers, birth date and some other particulars, according to press reports released today. Cuban Musician Leo Brouwer to Be Honored in Argentina Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban guitarist, composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer will be honored next week with the title of Honorary Professor of the Argentine University Tres de Febrero where he will offer an open talk. People Will March to Protest Against Children's Violence in CR San José, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Over 2,000 people will march tomorrow through the main roads of this capital to make people aware of the population´s need to eradicate violence agaisnt children, one of the most severe problems in Costa Rica. UK Increases Aid to Islands Affected by Hurricane Irma London, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom announced today that it will increase assistance to its territories affected by Hurricane Irma after receiving criticism about slow and insufficient aid to victims. China on Its Way to Promote Green Development Nationwide Beijing, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has today urged local officials to deal with environmental issues and urgently promote green development. Uganda Joins Trial on Injectable HIV Preventive Drug Kampala, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Uganda will soon test an injectable version of a proven HIV-negative preventative oral drug that reduces the risk of HIV infection today. Half a Million Angolans are Literate This Year Luanda, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Half a million Angolans were already literate this year, said Education Minister Pinda Simao. Hurricane José Reaches Category 4 on the Saffir Simpson Scale Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane José reached today category 4 on the Saffir Simpson scale, with winds of 240 km/h, the US National Hurricane Center informed. Canada Plans to Suspend Deportations to Countries Devastated by Irma Ottawa, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Canada could suspend deportations to Haiti and other countries devastated by Hurricane Irma, according to federal regulations that prohibit repatriation of people to nations affected by conflicts or disasters, officials said. Literacy in the Digital Age, the Axis of Celebration at UNESCO Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Literacy in the digital age stands out today as the axis of the celebration organized by UNESCO on the occasion of International Literacy Day. Irma Causes Losses of about 200 Million Euros in French Islands Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the French islands of the Caribbean Sea will reach a cost of about 200 million euros, informed the president of the Central Insurance Office, Bertrand Labilloy. Irma Causes Rainfalls, Coastal Flooding in Eastern Cuba Havana, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma has struck Cuba''s northeastern seas since early today, causing coastal flooding, especially along the northern coast of Guantanamo and Holguin. Florida Governor Urges Evacuation due to Hurricane Irma Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Florida Governor Rick Scott urged people today to follow orders of evacuation before the impact of hurricane Irma, in moments when the U.S. state faces traffic congestion and lack of fuel. Doctors Without Borders Accuses European Nations Brussels, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Joanne Liu president of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Doctors Without Borders accused European governments to be accomplices for the treatment received by immigrants who try to cross from Africa to Europe. Indonesian Pirates Suspected of Hijacking are Arrested in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian authorities arrested 10 suspected Indonesian pirates suspected of hijacking an oil tanker hours earlier. Central Cuban Provinces on Hurricane Warning in the Face of Irma Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The province of Sancti Spíritus, in the face of the imminent passing of Hurricane Irma on the outskirts of Cuban territory, is in hurricane watch phase since this Thursday morning reinforcing measures for risk reduction. Hurricane Irma Forces Evacuation of 5,247 in Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The number of people evacuated in the Dominican Republic by Hurricane Irma is increasing to 5,247, when the rains and winds associated with the phenomenon continue, said the Emergency Operations Center (COE). Pope Francis Asks for Focusing on Homeless People Bogota, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has urged in this capital to focus on the homeless and deprived people, and stressed that inequality is the root of social ailment. Cuba to Attend Congress and Fairs in Mexico Mexico, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban specialists are promoting congresses, fairs, exhibitions and other domestic and international events to be held in 2018, at the Congress Fair in Mexico City, sponsored by IBTM Latin America. British Authorities Investigate Causes of Explosion in Hereford London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) British authorities are investigating the causes of an explosion at an industrial zone in Hereford, central United Kingdom, which forced the evacuation of several homes and shopping centers. Cuba and El Salvador Confirm Their Excellent Relations (+Photos) Havana, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Ministers of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez and Salvador Hugo Martinez confirmed today here their excellent bilateral relations, and advocated to broaden and deepen them. Puerto Rico Governor Gave Preliminary Data of Damages Cause by Irma San Juan, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican´s Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares offered today a report about the preliminary balance of damages caused by Hurricane Irma there. Camagüey Secures Tourist Facilities in the Face of Hurricane Irma Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Several evacuations to more than 2,400 tourists staying in hotels in the north of this central-eastern region are being carried out today in the face of the threat of Hurricane Irma to Cuba. Three Hurricanes Simultaneously Hit the Atlantic-Caribbean Region Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) With Irma, Jose and Katia, the Atlantic-Caribbean zone has three simultaneous hurricanes today, which has not happened since 2010, according to international meteorological entities. Scientists Design a Probe to Detect Cancer Cells in 10 Seconds Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have designed a hand-held probe capable of detecting cancer cells in the tissues in 10 seconds, it was reported in a study published today in the American journal Science Translational Medicine. Cuba's Turnat Could Be Held Despite Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are preparing to prevent Hurricane Irma from affecting the 11th edition of the International Nature Tourism Event (Turnat 2017), planned for the end of September in the eastern part of the island. Irma Shows No Mercy with the Small Islands of the Caribbean San Juan, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma is merciless with the small islands in the east of the Caribbean region, where as of today there are no less than 10 dead and about fifty wounded. France Mobilizes After Path of Hurricane Irma by Overseas Territories Paris, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) French authorities are still today mobilized to deal with emergencies after Hurricane Irma hit its Caribbean territories, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. China's IT and Internet Industry Thrives Beijing, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) China´s IT and Internet industry continued to thrive today thanks to a better business environment and greater technological innovation, a government report said. Latin American Experts Will Debate about Autism in Bolivia La Paz, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd International Congress of Autism, Health and Nutrition will gather specialists from Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia next weekend, announced here event organizers. Scientists to Use Zika Virus to Fight Cancer Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Investigators plan to introduce mutations on the virus of the Zika until they are able to develop a genetic variant able to attack tumors, without causing propagation of the infection in living organisms. Hurricane Irma, the Most Powerful of the Atlantic 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:01Washington, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) The National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the US considered today Hurricane Irma as the most powerful ever registered in the main waters of the Atlantic Ocean, outside northern of the Caribbean Sea and eastern of the Gulf of Mexico. UNICEF Claims for Unity to End Violence Against Children in Mexico 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:46Mexico, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) The unity of all political forces and society is absolutely essencial to erradicate violence against children in Mexico, assured today Christian Skoog, representative of the of the United Nations Children´s Fund(UNICEF) in the country. Sandstorm and Rains Kill at Least 14 in Mauritania 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:46Nouakchott, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 people were killed and 26 wounded in a sandstorm combined with heavy rainfalls in Mauritania, a regional media reported today. DPRK Ratifies its Unchangeable Policy 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:33Pyongyang, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) ratified today its unchangeable policy in relation to the campaign of sanctions carried out by the USA. Irma Without Casualties: Says Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:22Saint John, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Antigua and Barbuda''s prime minister, Gaston Browne, said that the recent passage to his country by the very severe Hurricane Irma did not cause any fatalities. Republicans Cornered Due to Anti-Immigrant Bill in USA 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:18Washington, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump´s decision to end the program of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) could cause severe damages to the Republican Party among Latin voters, political experts forecasted today. Bahamas- Mandatory Evacuation in Path of Hurricane Irma 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:04Nassau, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says his government has ordered a mandatory evacuation of islands in the southern part of the islands chain because of Hurricane Irma. Mongolia, Bhutan Strengthen Political, Economic Cooperation 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:02Ulan Bator, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministers from Mongolia, Ts.Munkh-Orgil, and Bhutan, Damcho Dorji, held official talks here today to strengthen cooperation on bilateral, regional and international platforms. Mongolia, Bhutan Strengthen Political, Economic Cooperation 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:02Ulan Bator, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministers from Mongolia, Ts.Munkh-Orgil, and Bhutan, Damcho Dorji, held official talks here today to strengthen cooperation on bilateral, regional and international platforms. Eastern Cuba Takes Measures Before Passing of Irma 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:59Guantanamo, Cuba 6 Sep (Prensa Latina) Facing the imminent passage of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, authorities from this province are assuring today the sending of materials and workforce from the telecommunications and electricity companies to the most vulnerable municipalities. Boko Haram Killed Nearly 400 Civilians in Nigeria, Cameroon 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:14Abuja, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) Civilian populations in Nigeria and Cameroon have suffered 381 deaths due to terrorist attacks of the Islamist armed group Boko Haram since April to now, according to national websites. Hurricane Irma Hits Antigua and Barbuda Hard 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:02San Juan, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma hit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda with gusting winds of over 300 kilometers per hour, at an estimated speed of 24 kilometers per hour. WWF: World will win Battle for the Environment 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:01By Fausto Triana Mystique and Nature at IMPAC4 in Chile Por Fausto TrianaLa Serena, Chile, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Mystique of the Rapanui People from Easter Island, a beautiful documentary by NatGeo and several scientific debates mark the development of the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) in this city. France Concerned that Hurricane Irma Could Affect Caribbean Region Paris, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The French government has expressed concern today about the impact of Hurricane Irma on the French overseas territories located in the Caribbean Sea, mainly because thousands of people refuse to be evacuated and comply with the safety slogans. High Rates of Violence against South African Women By Ilsa Rodriguez Santana Pretoria, Sep 6(Prensa Latina) Despite the democratic advance in South Africa in the last two decades and the numerous programs in favor of women, gender violence is maintained at high rates and specialists recommend today taking urgent additional measures to stop it. Natural Disasters Quadrupled Since 1970, Says UN United Nations, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Natural disasters have quadrupled in the world since 1970, a scenario that confirms the importance of handling climate change, said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Antigua and Barbuda Announced Possible Curfew Due to Irma's Trajector 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:46Saint John, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) The government of Antigua and Barbuda expressed today a statement about the possibility of imposing a curfew during Hurricane Irma''s visit. CARICOM Activates Response Risk Teams Due To Irma's Closeness 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:27Bridgetown, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Teams of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in charge of giving responses to climatic adversities, activated today in Barbados the plan of regional coordination due to Hurricane Irma''s closeness. A Study Refutes Benefits of Diet Low in Fats Ottawa, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) A study published Tuesday in specialized magazine The Lancet refuted the benefits of a diet extremely low in fat, wanting to justify a healthier dieting habit for people. Puerto Rican Gov't on Alert Due to Hurricane Irma San Juan, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The government of Puerto Rico warned its population Tuesday about the danger of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to partially affect Puerto Rico on Wednesday afternoon. Rapanui Chants, an Intimate Touch at the IMPAC4 in Chile Por Fausto TrianaLa Serena, Chile, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Polynesian melodies masterly played by the pianist Mahani Teave and sung by Enrique Icka have embellished the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4), which opened here today. French Leader Condemns Fascist Opposition Violence in Venezuela Paris, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) French leftist leader, Jean-Luc Melenchon, has condemned today some actions of ''violence and fascism'' committed by the Venezuelan opposition in order to overthrow the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. Caribbean Islands Prepare for Incoming Hurricane Irma San Juan, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean islands located on the path of Hurricane Irma, which has already strengthened into a Category 5 storm, are preparing to face strong winds, rains and tidal waves, according to local media. Kenya Women with fewest Children in East Africa Nairobi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Kenya women today have the lowest number of children in East Africa, which translates into smaller families compared to their counterparts in Burundi and Uganda, the region''s child bearing leaders. The Earth Has 2 Billion Living Species Washington, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Biologists from the US university of Arizona have estimated that there are 2 billion living species on Earth, most of them bacteria. NASA Reveals New Photograph of Saturn's Rings 04 de septiembre de 2017, 17:45Washington, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) published today a new image showing the turbulent clouds on top of Saturn, captured by the spacecraft Cassini at jut 267,000 kilometers of height over the planet. Death Toll in Traffic Accidents Across Turkey Rises to 109 Ankara, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities reported today 109 fatal victims in the roads of the nation since the extended 10-day long Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Caribbean Alert on Path of Hurricane Irma Basseterre, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean islands prepare for coming hurricane Irma, storm category three in the Saffir-Simpson scale, expected to begin lashing the region on Tuesday, reported local authorities. New Quantum Memory Device Small Enough to Fit on a Chip Washington,Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers from the U.S. and Italy has built a quantum memory device that is approximately 1000 times smaller than similar devicesâ€''small enough to install on a chip. Intl. Campaign in Favor of Santiago Maldonado Gets More Support Buenos Aires, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Intellectuals, artists and political experts, including the U.S. philosopher Noam Chomsky and former Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba, signed an international campaign in favor of Santiago Maldonado, an Argentinian young man who has been reported missing for more than a month. Elite Syrian Army Forces Closer to Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Special troops of the Syrian Army, the so-called Tiger Forces, are located about 10 kilometers from the northern city of Deir Ezzor, a stronghold of Islamic State terrorists or Daesh (IS). Colombian ELN Guerrillas Announce Bilateral Ceasefire Quito, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Liberation Army (ELN) confirmed today, from this capital, a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the government of Colombia, with which it maintains round-table discussions towards the peace of that South American country. Cuban Doctors Arrive in Vietnam Hanoi, Sept. 4 (Prensa Latina) The first four Cuban doctors from a group of 17 who will begin working in Vietnam this year have arrived here today as part of the joint decision to increase cooperation in this area as well. Switzerland Warns US on Economy and Disasters Bern, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) The rotating president of the Helvetic Confederation, Doris Leuthard, warned the United States on economic problems in that country in the face of greater suffering in natural disasters and insurance issues. South Korea Approves THAAD after Environmental Impact Assesment Seoul, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea today approved deploying the US high altitude area defense system (THAAD), after assessing its environmental impact in the deployment area. More than 147,000 Dengue cases in Sri Lanka in 2017 Colombo, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The number of dengue cases reported so far this year in Sri Lanka exceeds 147,700, with more than 300 deaths, although the spread of the epidemic has receded in recent weeks, medical sources reported today. Cubans, Bolivians Offer Free Care at Health Fair La Paz, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban Medical Brigade in Bolivia and professionals from the sector of this country offer free care at the Health Fair of Nueva Esperanza, which ends today in the department of Pando. Nearly 16 Million Children Affected by Floods in South Asia United Nations, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned that nearly 16 million children and their families are affected by mass floods in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Brazilian Tourism to Cuba Grows More Than 60 Percent Brasilia, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian tourism to Cuba has grown more than 60 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2016, said Dagmar Gonzalez, economic adviser to the Cuban diplomatic mission here. El Salvador Strengthens Sustainable Use of Sea San Salvador, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The inclusion of maritime management in the national agenda of El Salvador will foster sustainable use of a resource with much potential to be exploited in this Central American nation. Search and Rescue Operation Continue in Texas After Harvey Washington, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Rescue and search operations continue today for those affected by hurricane Harvey, that left catastrophic floods in Texas, USA. Canada Decries Escalation of Violence in Rakhine, Myanmar Ottawa, Sep 1st (Prensa Latina) Canada''s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland today condemned the escalation of violence in the western state of Rakhine, Myanmar, where the conflict over the Rohingya religious minority continues. China, Africa Set Up Renewable Energy Cooperation Beijing, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between China and Africa has seen today a remarkable progress in the renewable energy sector, China''s official press stresses. Mexico: Ayotzinapa Missing Teachers Were Burned at a Dumpsite Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 43 training teachers who were victims of forced disappearance on September 26, 2014 in Iguala were burned in the garbage dump of Cocula, confirmed Tomás Zerón of the National Security Council and former head of the Criminal Investigation Agency. Mexico Holds Cultures and Indigenous Peoples Fair Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,000 artists from indigenous peoples and international guests are attending today the 4th Indigenous Culture, Towns and Neighborhoods Fair at the Zocalo square in Mexico City. Turnat 2017 Event, an Open Sky Meeting in Cuba (+Photos) Havana, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) At the end of this month Cuban touristic authorities will organize the 11th International Nature Tourism Event, Turnat 2017, which headquarters will be in eastern Cuba. World's Scientists Alerted On Asteroid Florence Washington, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) World''s scientists will be alerted today on asteroid Florence, the largest special body of its kind to approach so much to Earth since they have recorded. Fines for Wrong Forecasts for Vietnamese Meteorologists Hanoi, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Even if they deserved it or not,the bad reputation of forecasters reaches the Vietnamese who will be responsible for their mistakes, reported the government today. Pemex to Contribute Funds for Biodiversity Protection in México México, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) will contribute 25 million pesos (1.4 million dollars) every year to perpetuity, to conserve the Lacandona Jungle, informed today the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat). Plimpton 322, Trigonometry Preceded Ancient Greeks By Nicholas Valdes In September, World Venue on Labor Security and Health Geneva, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 21st World Congress on Labor Security and Health will be held from September 3 to 6, in Singapur with the participation of over three thousand specialists and researchers. Study Reveals HIV-Prevalence Decrease in Uganda Kampala, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Prevalence of HIV in Uganda decreased from 7.3 percent in 2011 to the current six percent, according to a report by a regional media outlet quoting a study published by the Health Ministry. A Triceratops Fossil 66 Million Years Old Found in USA Washington, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Paleontologists of the Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado, examined today bones of triceratops found in a construction and it could have 66 million years. FAO Calls for Sustainable Response to Refugee Crisis in Uganda Kampala, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva has called here for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, after concluding a visit to refugee settlements in the country''s north. USA, Allies Bombs Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Syria; Reports UN 31 de agosto de 2017, 12:53United Nations, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned today that in the last few months hundreds civilians were killed in the Syrian city of Raqqa during bombings of the anti-terrorist coalition led by United States. Human Settlements in the Americas Date From 13,000 Years Washington, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Human settlement in the Americas occurred in late Pleistocene, according to a study released today by the analysis of a skeleton found in the Chan Hol cave near Tulum, Mexico. Land Mine Kills Three Civilians in Northeast Kenya Nairobi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Three civilians died when a vehicle activated a land mine on a road near the border of Kenya yomalia, the government reported today. Chile Offers Preliminary Figures of Population Census Santiago de Chile, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Preliminary figures conducted in Chile National Census in April revealed that the southern country has a population of 17 million 373 831 inhabitants, according to a coverage made in the 98.98 percent of homes. UN Calls for Protection of Civilians in the Fight Against IS United Nations, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad Al-Hussein today has called for the protection of civilians during the fight to expel the Islamic State (IS) from the Syrian cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor. Iran's Foreign Minister Discredits US Ambassador to the UN Tehran, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif has discredited US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, for considering that she did not know the key issues of the nuclear agreement between the country and the Group of 5+1. Universal Health Coverage Is a Political Challenge Addis Abeda, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has reportedly affirmed that universal health coverage is today more a political challenge than an economic one. Harvey is Deemed the Costliest Disaster in U.S. History Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Tropical storm Harvey, previously hurricane category four of a máximum of five in the scale Saffir-Simpson, can become the most expensive natural phenomenon in U.S. history, estimated today the meteorology enterprise AccuWeather. According to a communiqué of that entity, material damages of the meteor which unleashed catastrophic floods in Texas and Louisiana, will be near the 160 billion dollars. Initiatives to Improve Access to Water in LatAm Stockholm, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Several initiatives to improve access to water in Latin America and the Caribbean stand out in an event taking place in this capital up to September 1st. Bolivia Will Follow Up Vaccination Campaign against HPV La Paz, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will start the supply of the 2nd dosage of the vaccine against the Human Papilomavirus (HPV) to girls from 10 to 12 years, Bolivian Public Health Minister Ariana Campero announced. Chile Will Hold the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress Santiago, Chile, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Around thousands of delegates from 80 nations and the attendance of international personalities such as Prince Albert of Monaco will add luster to the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) in Chile, next week. Lack of Medications in Panama Affects Patients with Chronic Diseases 30 de agosto de 2017, 17:38Panama, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Shortage in the supply of medicines in the Panamanian Social Security Fund (CSS) is currently putting the life of patients that suffer from chronic diseases, such as AIDS and leukemia, at risk, Orlando Quintero, president of Probidsida, said today. Irma the 9th Tropical Storm of the Current Season 30 de agosto de 2017, 15:44Havana, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Irma, the 9th tropical storm of the current cyclon season in the Atlantic has formed close to Cabo Verde Islands, Cuban Institute of Meteorology reported today. Giant Asteroid Approaches the Earth on Friday Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Florence asteroid of 4,4 kilometers of diameter, will approach the Earth on Friday without colliding risk, estimated today National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA). Thousands of Ethiopians Hit by Acute Watery Diarrhea Outbreak Addis Ababa, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia has called today for fighting an outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD), infecting thousands of people and threatening to keep on spreading along the rest of the country. Belgium Explosion Leaves Several Wounded in 'a Scene of Horror' Brussels,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A house close to a restaurant in the city of Bastogne, near the Luxembourg border, exploded today. 4,5 Earthquake Rocks Venezuela,No Damages, No Victims Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of 4.5 on the Richter scale was recorded today in the state of Vargas, with no death or damages recorded so far. President Donald Trump Slams US Media Again Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump has slammed again local media as part of one of his usual practices in office. FAO: Food Security Situation in Ethiopia is Serious Addis Ababa, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The situation of food and nutritional security is serious in Ethiopia, where more than 8.5 million people need help during the second half of 2017, FAO said today. Philippines President Says Malawi Terror Conflict is About to End Manila, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said today that the battle against armed groups loyal to the Islamic State (IS) that has been in the southern city of Marawi for three months is in its ''final stage''. More Than 1 Million Chinese College Students Sign Up For Army Beijing,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1.08 million Chinese college students have signed up for the army as of late August this year, up 5.58 percent year on year, according to an educational official today. UN Office Report Minimizes Opposition Violence in Venezuela United Nations, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office has today issued a report on the current situation in Venezuela, playing down violence unleashed by opposition groups. Astronomers Discover Earthlike Planet 16 Light-Years Away Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A similar planet to the Earth could be hidden in a stellar system at just 16 light years away, reported today a study of Astrophysical Journal. Tropical Storm Harvey Makes Landfall in Louisiana Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Storm Harvey has made its second landfall today in the US state of Louisiana, a victim 12 years ago after Hurricane Katrina that killed over 1,800 people. The Zasphinctus obamai Ant Discovered in Kenya Nairobi,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Biologists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have named three new, rare ant species in Africa after important figures in African biodiversity conservationâ€''a former United States president, a writer-activist, and a world-renowned scientist. Australia, Vietnam Strengthen Agricultural Cooperation Canberra, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Australia have opportunities for agricultural cooperation through the implementation of sectorial projects between the two countries companies, said Australian Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston. Residents From 24 Syrian Villages Join Peace Agreement Damascus, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Residents from 24 villages and towns in west eastern Homs governorate, in central Syria, have joined the ceasefire agreement proposed by the Executive, government, sources reported today. Ecuador Launches Neighborhood-Based Family Doctor Program Quito, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Guaranteeing good health and preventing diseases are part of the priorities of the government of Ecuador, where the Neighborhood-Based Family Doctor program, to provide assistance to communities, has officially been launched today. Transmission of Dengue, Zika and Chikunguya Declines in Mexico Mexico, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has been able to reduce the transmission of dengue fever, chikungunya, and zika ailments starting from an integral strategy, said Tuesday Jesús Felipe González, director of the National Center of Diseases Control and Prevention Programs of the Public Health Ministry. Belgian Police Investigate Shootings in a Bar Brussels, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Belgian police is investigating today an incident occurred in Koekelberg district, where an individual shot against a bar in Simonis square. Bahamas to Host Regional Disaster Conference Bridgetown, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas will host The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Managment (CCCDM) in December, according to a statement issued by the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). Rebel Group to Step Up Attacks Against Burundi's Government Bujumbura, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) A Burundi Popular Forces (FPB) rebel group has vowed to step up attacks against President Pierre Nkurunziza´s government, potentially deepening the East African nation´s over two-year political crisis. Coral Species Adapt to Ocean Acidification 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:38Washington, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Coral species can rebuild their skeleton of calcium carbonate in a faster way, which produces to an ocean acidification''s adjustment, highlights a study in a specialized journal today. Taliban Claim Kabul Bank Attack That Killed 5 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:35Kabul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in front of a bank in the Afghan capital of Kabul, close to the US embassy. Visa-free Travel Between Vietnam and Chile 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:18Hanoi, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has passed the implementation of visa exemption agreement for regular passports between his nation and Chile, as it was officially reported today in this capital. S. Korea Conducts Bombing Drill as U.S., Seoul Discuss More Sanctions 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:15Seoul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean air force has carried out a real time bombing drills, a maneuver that is being carried out according to its own criteria to show muscle although some experts describe it as an aggravating factor to the tensions in the Peninsula. China Lifts 13.9 Million People Out of Poverty Each Year Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) China lifted 13.9 million people out of poverty each year from 2012 and 2016, according to a report released today by the State Council. Preeclampsia Associated with Cardiovascular Diseases 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:37Washington, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Atherosclerosis, hardening and narrowing of arteries decades after pregnancy are among the preeclampsia after-effects. It is one of the pregnancy complications characterized by induced hypertension, according to a study published today. Chile to Host Congress on Marine Protected Areas Santiago, Chile, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) will show its achievement in that field, in addition to the wonders of three Chilean islands that hold biodiversity treasures. Death Toll Rises to 17 in Southern China Landslides 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:35Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The death toll has risen to 17 with 18 people still missing after a landslide in Nayong county of southwest China´s Guizhou Province, local authorities said Tuesday. Cuban and Dominican Scientists Study Earthquake Effects Santo Domingo, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Cuba and the Dominican Republic are studying the possible effects of earthquakes in Puerto Plata, a province of high seismic risk in this country, it was reported here today. Over 180 Million People Lack Water in Conflict Zones Worldwide United Nations, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that more than 180 million people lack access to water in conflict zones throughout the world. Military Finds Tunnel From Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego, California Mexico, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina)Mexican Military found a tunnel from Tijuana Mexican city to San Diego, southwest of the US, this route was employed for drug-trafficking and undocumented migrants, security authorities reported today. France Condemns Israel's Dismantling of Palestinian Schools Paris, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) France has today condemned Israeli dismantling of educational facilities in the Palestinian territories and considered it as a violation of international law. Sierra Leone Mudslide and Flood Leave More Than 1,000 People Dead 28 de agosto de 2017, 13:22Freetown,Aug 28 (Prensa Latina)More than 1,000 people have died from the mudslide and flood that hit Sierra Leone's capital nearly two weeks ago, most of them children a local leader and a minister have said during services honouring the disaster''s victims. Indonesian Researchers Discover New Species of Ghost Orchid 28 de agosto de 2017, 13:12Jakarta,Aug 28 (Prensa Latina)Destario Metusala, researcher from Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), and Jatna Supriatna, researcher from Universitas Indonesia (UI), have published the discovery of a new species of ghost orchid group (holomikotropik) with the name of Gastrodia Bambu. US Scientists Recommend Moderate Exercise During Pregnancy Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Moderate exercise during pregnancy is safe and convenient for the fetus and mother, as published today by the American Medical Association journal today. Violence Against Priests Requires Attention in Mexico Mexico, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Violence against priests of the Catholic Church in Mexico is an unresolved issue today, as that of thousands of forced disappearances. China Stresses Efforts to Build Ecological Civilization Beijing, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed ongoing efforts in building an ecological civilization by adhering to green development concepts. Hundreds Sickened After Mysterious Toxic Cloud Engulfs British Beach 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:21London,Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The mystery over a noxious chemical haze that drifted ashore along the Sussex coast and put scores in hospital has deepened as police have said it is unlikely to have come from France. Bodies of Missing USS McCain Sailors Recovered 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:04Singapore, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The bodies of 10 missing sailors of the USS John S. McCain destroyer were identified and the remains of the vessel, now anchored at Singapore''s Changi naval base, were recovered, the U.S. Navy said today. Climate Change: More Intense Cyclones, But Not More Frequent París, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The intensity of cyclones as Harvey, who was hit Saturday in Texas and caused catastrophic floods in the future could be enhanced by increasing the temperature of the planet, but these events should not be more frequent, say scientists. China Issues Emergency Response to Landslide Beijing, Aug. 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities have issued a grade-4 emergency response today after a landslide in the city of Bijie, southwestern China´s Guizhou Province. Paraguay Wins Guinness World Record for Longest Cake Asuncion, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay has today a Guinness world record in pastries, the longest cake of the world measuring 502 meters, but in addition to the record, its pastry cooks wanted to draw attention to child abuse in the country. Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya Continue to Rise in India New Delhi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Over 36,635 cases of dengue, 22,828 of chikungunya and 352,000 malaria were reported so far this year in India, today said health sector sources. New Global Project Focuses on Marine Biological Invasions Havana, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Agencies of the United Nations (UN) join efforts in a new world project to contain marine biological invaders spread by boats throughout the planet. Study Reveals New Species of Pufferfish Panama, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Surveys by scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) revealed three new species of pufferfish, currently in extinction, through a computerized tomography of jaws. Pakistani Experts Question Study on Groundwater Arsenic Levels Islamabad, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani experts questioned today a recent study that warned of the country''s high arsenic levels in groundwater, noting that the problem threatens 60 million people. UNICEF Warns on Devastating Impact of the Syrian Conflict United Nations, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) showed its dismay because of the impact of the conflict in Syria in children. Peru Interested in Buying Russia's New MiG-29 M2 Fighter Jets Moscow, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Peru could purchase a batch of Russian fighter jets, the well-known MiG-29 M2 fighter jets, according to MIG Corporation General Manager Ilia Tarasenko. UN Confirms Saudi Coalition Killed Dozens of People in Yemen 25 de agosto de 2017, 14:20United Nations, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The UN High-Commissioner for Human Rights has confirmed that the Saudi-led airstrikes on the Yemeni Capital, Sanaa killed at least 73 civilians in recent days. MINUSCA Accused of Complicity in Central African Republic Attack Bangui, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) A parliamentarian from the Central African Republic has accused the UN Mission (MINUSCA) of complicity in an attack that killed dozens of people in the eastern city of Gambo, media reported today. Hurricane Harvey Threatens US As Most Powerful Storm in 12 Years Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Harvey gained strength in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and already has category 2 at Saffir-Simpson scale and it is near to become the first important storm arriving the US since 2005. Canada's Deportation Numbers Soar Amid Influx of Asylum Seekers Ottawa, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian authorities have increased deportations of immigrants, mainly from Mexico and Haiti, during the first eight months of 2017, amid influx of asylum seekers crossing from the United States. Cuban World Heritage Seduces Foreign Visitors Santiago de Cuba, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The fortress of San Pedro de la Roca del Morro, in this city, a World Mankind''s Heritage, exerts a certain kind of magnetism over hundreds of foreign and national visitors, who include this place in their tours, for new discoveries. Search Resumed for Eight Missing Hikers in Bondo, Switzerland Bern, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Swiss rescue teams resumed the search for eight missing hikers after a massive in Bondon, as more than 100 inhabitants of the town of Bondo remain evacuated. No Batteries Required: Energy Harvesting Yarns Generate Electricity Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) An international research team led by scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted. Cuban VP Cabrisas Receives Vietnamese Minister of Finance Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina)Cuban Minister of Economy and Planning Ricardo Cabrisas received today Vietnamese Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung, who is on an official visit to Cuba. Yemen Air Strike Kills 12 People, Including 6 Children Sanaa, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) An air raid struck a building in Yemen''s capital on Friday, killing at least 12 people, including six children, when an adjacent apartment block collapsed, residents said. Sierra Leone Suffers Humanitarian Crisis After Mudslide Freetown, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Sierra Leone is suffering a humanitarian crisis today due to the thousands of dead and missing people as a result of mudslides that occurred less than two weeks ago, rescue workers said. Turkey Will Never Join EU Under Erdogan, Says German Minister Berlin, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said Turkey will never be a member of the European Union (EU) as long as it is ruled by Tayyip Erdogan, the Bild local daily reported today. Human Rights Commission Urges More Safety for Journalists in Mexico Mexico, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has today demanded the highest authorities guarantee necessary conditions to journalists, in order to carry out their work without being attacked by criminals. Ancient Babylon Tablet Holds World's Oldest Trigonometry Table 25 de agosto de 2017, 11:59Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) A Babylonian clay tablet of 3,700 years contains the most ancient trigonometric table, reported today the journal Historia Mathematica. Three African Countries at Risk of US Visa Suspension 25 de agosto de 2017, 11:50Freetown, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Sierra Leone, Guinea and Eritrea''s refusal to receive from the United States their nationals scheduled for deportation could lead to the suspension of visas by Washington, a publication warned today. El Salvador Asks U.S. to Extend Program for Immigrants Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorian Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez, who is on a visit here, formally requested the extension of the Temporary Protection Status to thousands of compatriots who benefited from that program in the United States. Russian Army Killed 8,000 Terrorists in Syria in the Past 3 Months Damascus, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Army has destroyed over 8,000 terrorists in Syria over the past three months, military sources said. China Issues Yellow Alert for New Typhoon Pakhar Beijing, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) China''s national observatory Friday evening issued a yellow alert for Typhoon Pakhar, which is expected to hit southern Guangdong Province on Sunday. Paraguayans Celebrate Guarani Language Day Asuncion, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Guarani Language Day, an official language in Paraguay along with Spanish, is celebrated today on occasion of the constitutional rank granted to it in 1967. Eight Regional Countries Win Latin America Green Awards Quito, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America Green Awards, granted in 10 categories, have been distributed among eight regional countries, which now see greater opportunities to make their environmental projects more durable and profitable. Second Naval District Confirms 22 Deaths in Wreckage in Brazil Brasilia, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Second Naval District in Salvador, Bahia''s state, confirmed todayat least 22 deaths, victims of a boat''s wreckage in Bahía de Todos los Santos. UN Allocates $2.5 Million to Alleviate Crisis in the Gaza Strip United Nations, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN has today released USD$2.5m from the occupied Palestinian territories Humanitarian Fund (oPt Hf). Tanzania to Use Drones to Deliver Medicines Dar es Salaam, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Tanzania will use drones to deliver medicines to health facilities across the country, which is a feasible trend to follow and it is taking force in Africa. Governor Returns To Embattled Mali City Following Truce Bamako, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The decision approved today between rival Malian military consisted of allowing Sidi Mohamed Ag Ichrach''s return to his position as the Kidal''s governor which fulfils one of the main issues of an agreement signed between them. USS John S. McCain Sailor Corpse Found After Collision Off Singapore Singapore, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The remains of a missing US sailor has been found and identified after the collision between the US destroyer John McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore, the US Navy said. China Boosts Military and Civilian Development in Sci-Tech Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government has unveiled a five-year plan on promoting integrated military and civilian development in the science and technology sector, official sources said today. Organized Crime Costs Australia 28,3 Million Dollars Annually Canberra, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Organized crime costs more than $ 28.3 billion a year to Australia, and money laundering is listed as the main threat, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) reported today. Minister Demands Mexican MP to Pass Law on Forced Disappearances Mexico, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The head of Mexican Ministry of Interior Miguel Angel Osorio Chong demanded today to the Chamber of Deputies the approval of the draft of the Law on Forced Disappearances that have on their power. Filmmaker Presents to World Beauty of Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua Managua, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Millions of people worldwide could enjoy today the beautiful and moving landscape of an active volcano as Masaya in Nicaragua, thanks to the work by American filmmaker, Sam Cossman. Conferences on Use of Open Data Continue in Costa Rica San Jose, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The cofounder and director of Govlab, Beth Simone Noveck, will give a lecture today on The Future of Open Data, as part of the events AbreLatam and ConDatos to debate the achievements and challenges of using public information. Lula to Meet with Members of More Doctors Program in Recife Brasilia, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is arriving today in Recife with the Caravan of Hope, will meet with members of the More Doctors Program. The meeting in this capital of the northern state of Pernambuco is scheduled for 18:30 hours, local time, and will be preceded by a visit by the ex-president to the Cais do Sertao Museum, which pays tribute to the culture, history and the people of the Brazilian sertao region (backcountry). Nepal Takes Steps to Protect Snow Leopard Kathmandu, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Nepal today became the first country to launch a plan to protect the habitat of the snow leopard, a species that lives in high Asian mountain tops and is critically endangered. Nearly 2,000 Swine Flu Deaths Reported across India in 2017 New Delhi, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Swine flu has killed 1,944 people so far this year in India, where 22,186 cases were recorded in that period, the latest Health Ministry bulletin reported today. Arsenic Levels in Ground Water Threaten 60 Million Pakistanis Islamabad, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Arsenic levels in ground water in eastern Pakistan are ''alarmingly high'' and pose a significant health hazard to 60 million people, warned a study released today in the capital. Ecosystems are Less Resistant to Drought, A Study Says Washington, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrestrial ecosystems are every time less resistant to drought, and in the future, several regions of the planet could lose their capacity to recover from water shortages, warned today Woods Hole Research Center, Massachusetts. Speleologists Discover New Cave Painting Site in Cuba Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologists have discovered a new cave painting site in a cave located at the Sierra Maestra mountain range, in southern Granma province, national media reported today. Costa Rica: Challenges of Using Public Information on Debate San Jose, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Some 500 representatives of governments, civil society, the academia and the technological sector from the American continent are meeting here from today until Friday to analyze the achievements and challenges of opening and using public information. Mexico: Tragic Results After Ten Years Fighting Drug Trafficking Mexico, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Ten years after the beginning of the war against drug trafficking in Mexico, results are tragic and alarming, said Erika Llanos, coordinator of Red Retoño to prevent organized crime. Cuban Soroa Garden Treasures Almost 500 Orchids Species Artemisa, Cuba, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Lashed by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, the famous Soroa Orchid Garden is exhibiting today more than 480 species of the so-called Aristocrat of Flowers, admired by Cuban and foreign tourists. Iran Denounces U.S. Maneuvers against Nuclear Accord Tehran, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran denounced before the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) maneuvers of the United States to question the compliance of the nuclear pact by this Persian country, indicate news sources. Uganda Police: Arrests Over Ritual Serial Killings Kampala, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) One of the suspects of several murders of women carry out animist rites confessed that they were ordered by a wealthy businessman, official spokesmen here said today. Over 3,000 Displaced Haitians Remain in Shelters Port-au-Prince, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 Haitians live today in displaced persons camps, built after the 2010 earthquake that caused more than 300,000 deaths, reported the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Indonesia Warns of Growing Risk of Wild Fires Jakarta, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia''s Disaster Mitigation Agency warned on Thursday of the growing risk of forest fires in the coming days due to extreme drought. Female Soldiers to Help Rebuild Philippine City of Marawi Manila, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 100 women members of the Philippine Army and police will be sent to the city of Marawi to rebuild the war-ravaged area, military sources said. Mongolian,Japanese Scientists Agree to Cooperate on Dinosaur Studies Ulan Bator, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Mongolian Science Academy will collaborate with the Japanese Science University of Okayama (OUS) in dinosaur studies, thanks to the signing of a memorandum of understanding today. TEPCO Starts Remaining Fukushima Soil Freezing Tokyo, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Tuesday started freezing the remaining part of the soil around No.1 to No.4 reactors at its disaster-crippled No.1 nuclear power plant. The Cost Will Be High if Nuclear Deal is Violated, Iran Warns Tehran, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Iran warned today that it has the ability to restart the uranium enrichment process by 20 percent in five days in response to violations of the nuclear agreement by the United States. Sierra Leone Mudslide Death Toll Could Reach 1000 Freetown, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The 600 people missing in the mudslides two weeks ago here, along with about 500 dead confirmed, would raise the number of fatalities to 1000, according to unofficial sources. Therapeutical Abortion, Polemic Step Forward but Applauded in Chile Santiago de Chile, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Times change and in this case favorably for Chile, with the acceptance of the Constitutional Court (TC) to the bill of law on the so-called therapeutical abortion. 2 Dead, 39 Injuries, 2,600 Evacuees and Quake Damage in Italy Rome, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) A total of two people killed, 39 wounded, 2, 600 evacuees and considerable material damage is the balance today of the quake that shook the Italian island of Ischia. Some 31 Environmental Projects Opt for Latin America Green Awards Quito, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) About 31 environmental projects are opting for the Latin American Green Awards, whose fourth edition starts today in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil. Twelve Years of Cuba's Medical Cooperation with Venezuela Caracas, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s President Nicolas Maduro today saluted the 12th anniversary of the signing by Cuba and Venezuela of the Sandino Commitment, which started a massive eye health care plan. Belize-National Evangelic Asso. Against Marijuana Legalization Belmopan, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina)The National Evangelic Association of Belize (NEAB) criticized today the draft bill project of the Belizean government to decriminalize the possession of cannabis or marijuana. Caribbean Health Authorities Monitor Conjunctivitis Outbreak Port-of-Spain, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) restated the warning on conjunctivitis, also known as Pink Red Eye, outbreaks that today affect several countries of the region. Guatemalan Hospital Returns to Normal After Gang Attack Guatemala, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Roosevelt hospital, in the Guatemalan capital, assaulted last week by armed gang members in order to rescue one of its imprisoned leaders and who was receiving medical attention, returned to normal today, confirmed its director Carlos Soto. Organized Crime Groups Displace Mountain Settlers in Mexico Mexico, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) People displaced by drug gangs from 15 communities located in the highlands of the municipality of Concordia, Sinaloa, Mexico, are estimated to be 1,200, according to the Commission for the Defense of Human Rights (CDDHS). Sierra Leone Mudslide Death Toll Continues to Rise Freetown, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) At noon, rescue workers in the suburbs of Regent had found 499 corpses from the mudslides carried out a week ago. Pope Francis Urges to be Generous With Migrants Rome, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis urged today to respond with generosity, diligence, wisdom and open mind to the many challenges posed by contemporary migration. Rwanda to Strengthen Cooperation With China 21 de agosto de 2017, 12:11Kigali, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Rwanda''s President Paul Kagame has said today that his nation is interested in deepening friendly cooperation in all areas with China and furthering their bilateral relations to a higher level. China Hails Canadian Initiative Commemorating Nanjing Massacre Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated this Monday that the country favorably welcomes the legislative bill in the Canadian province of Ontario to designate December 13 as the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Day. Japan Undertakes Final Work Stage in Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Plant Tokyo, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese authorities will undertake on Tuesday the final phase for the construction of an underground ice wall around the Fukushima No.1 nuclear-powered plant to prevent water pollution with radioactive substances. Latin America and the Caribbean to Enjoy Partial Solar Eclipse Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The solar eclipse that triggers great expectations today in the United States, will also be partially visible in the Caribbean and Latin America, according to specialized reports. South Sudan Promises to Protect Aid Workers From Attacks Juba, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) South Sudanese authorities reaffirmed their commitment to protect humanitarian workers, after the UN reported an increase in attacks against those aid workers. WHO Supports Epidemics Prevention After Floods in Sierra Leone Geneva, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced today its support for Sierra Leone to prevent an increase in infectious diseases caused by floods and mudslides, killing some 500 people. Mexican Education Reform Is a Simulation, Teachers Said Mexico, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) For teachers and headmasters of the Mexican elementary and high schools in the course 2017-2018 that starts today, it will be more a simulation or deception on the advances of the education reform and the new model encouraged by the government. 27 People Killed in Syria by US-Led Coalition Air Strikes Damascus, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) At least 27 civilians were killed in northern Syria by indiscriminate air strikes by the US-led international coalition, media reports said today. Spain's Terror Attack Death Toll Rises to 15 Madrid, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the terrorist attacks occurred on Thursday in Barcelona and Cambrils, in the northeastern autonomous community of Catalonia, has risen to 15, Spanish authorities said. Cuban Collaborators in Bolivia, Examples of Solidarity Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) With the satisfaction of the mission accomplished, the collaborators of the Cuban Medical Brigade are returning today to their daily activities after providing more than 21,000 free medical consultations during the Cochabamba Health Fair. India Recovered 24 Antiquities in Three Years New Delhi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) A metal statue of Sridevi from the Chola period and a terracotta female figure dating back to the Mauryan are among the 24 antiques recovered by India since 2014, today revealed the National Archaeological Survey. Some 11,000 Patients Treated in Two Days of Health Fair in Bolivia Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) About 11,000 free medical consults have been provided by Cuban collaborators and their Bolivian colleagues in the first two days of the Cochabamba Tropic Health Fair, which ends today. Cuban Eastern Region Insists on Clean Energies Havana, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities have reported a gradual increase in the use of clean energy in the eastern region, including new photovoltaic solar farms in Guantanamo province. Hundreds of People Are Still Missing Due to Landslide in Sierra Leone Freetown, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people are still missing today in Sierra Leona after severe floods and landslides on Monday near this capital, which provoked more than 460 deaths. Paraguay Confirms Regional Accelerated Deforestation Asuncion, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) An average of 162 hectares of forests disappear per day in the western region of Paraguay, according to a report that covers until last May and reproduced today in the press. A Warning on Saharan Dust in Cuba Havana, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban researcher of the Forecasting Center at the Meteorology Institute, Eugenio Mojena, warned here about the presence in current summer season of dusty clouds generated by Saharan desert storms, reported today Granma journal. Almost 930 deaths in India due to Swine Fever in 2017 New Delhi, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Swine fever has caused 929 deaths so far, and 18,225 affected cases during this time, reported official media today. 26 Percent Pakistanis sufferfrom Diabetes, according to Research Islamabad, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) More than 35 million Pakistanis over the age of 20 suffer from type 2 diabetes, 26 percent of the total, according to a research released today. Caribbean Warns about Spread of Conjunctivitis 18 de agosto de 2017, 15:20Port of Spain, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Viral conjunctivitis is a problem today for several Caribbean countries, where outbreaks of this disease responsible for inflammation and ocular redness have been reported. Police Thinks That Spain Terror Attacks Included Explossives Madrid, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The perpetrators of the terrorist attacks in the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Cambrils have long been preparing a major attack using explosives, the Catalan police revealed on Thursday. Evo Morales Appreciates Cuban Medical Support at Health Fair Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales thanked Cuban doctors participating with Bolivian colleagues at the Cochabamba Tropic Health Fair, where they will offer consultations in 22 specialties for three days. Nearly 335,000 Children, Youngsters Do Not Attend School in Mexico Mexico, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) About 335,000 children and teenagers do not attend schools in Mexico, which places them as a vulnerable sector, lacking knowledge to face life, revealed the National Institute of Statistics and Geography reveals. Grenade Attacks on Bars in Burundi Capital Kill 3, Injured 27 Bujumbura, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Grenade attacks on two bars killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources said on Friday. Syrian Army Retakes Seven Villages in Hama Province Damascus, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units have advanced about 15 kms east of central Hama province, allowing the liberation of seven villages hitherto occupied by the Islamic State (IS) or DAESH, military sources said. Tropical Storm Harvey Is Drenching the Windward Islands Bridgetown, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Storm Harvey is bringing rain to the Windward Islands as it approaches the eastern Caribbean carring 2 to 4 inches of rains something that has those governments worring. Research Alerts on Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis in Canada Ottawa, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A research carried out by the University of Calgary, in the province of Alberta, has proved that 75 percent of Canadians diagnosed with thyroid cancer don''t actually have it and are being misdiagnosed. Samsung Patents an Integrated Breathalyzer for Mobile Devices Seoul, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) South Korean technology company Samsung announced today that it has patented an integrated breathalyzer for mobile devices, which adds an added value to the cell phones of this firm. Mass Graves Discovered in Lower California Mexico, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Over 75 places in the cities and communities of the coastal area of Lower California were used by organized crime to create clandestine mass graves, according to members of Unidos por los Desaparecidos movement. Brazil Sank and Is Charting a Rudderless Course, Lula Says Brasilia, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Brazil sank and is charting a rudderless course, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said today in an interview with Radio Metrópole, of Salvador de Bahía, where he kicked off the so-called Caravan of Hope on Thursday. First South American White Rhino Born in Chile 18 de agosto de 2017, 11:52Santiago, Chile, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Pantaleon is the name of the first white rhino or square-lipped rhinoceros born in South America. This historical birth occurred on July 27 in Chile''s Buin Zoo, 35 kilometers south of the capital, the news said. US Voting Machine Supplier Leaks 1.8 Million Chicago Voter Records 18 de agosto de 2017, 11:23Washington, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A voting software and election management company accidentally exposed online,with no security, personal information of nearly two million current and former Chicago voters, as reported by the local media. Debate on Abortion in Chile at Crucial Stage Santiago, Chile, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The passionate debate in one or another direction on the decriminalization of abortion in three causes in Chile, is reaching a crucial stage today with the final arguments at the Constitutional Court (TC). China Reveals New Evidence on Japan's WWII Germ Warfare Beijing, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) China has unveiled today new evidence of horrific biological researchers and vivisection on humans and germ warfare conducted by the Japanese army''s notorious Unit 731 in northeast China''s Heilongjiang Province during World War II (WWII). Death Toll from Recent Rains in India Rises to 285 New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from recent rains in northern and eastern India today rose to 285, although the total number since the beginning of monsoon in June has reached almost 500 people. Climate Change Will Be Devastating for Indian Agriculture New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Climate change will have a strong negative impact on agricultural production in India, a country with around 1,3 billion people, according to official data released here today. More than 240 Casualties due to Rainfalls in India New Delhi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rainfalls in northern and eastern India caused more than 240 casualties and at least 14 million of affected people; besides huge economic loses, authorities reported today. Sudanese Government Begins Disarmament Campaign in Darfur Khartoun, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Sudanese government has launched a campaign to recover illegal weapons from ethnic groups, tribes, militias and communities in Darfur state, a local newspaper reported today. Hanoi Hosts International Book Fair Hanoi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) In times of tablets and cells, books will give a new battle when next week Viet Nam celebrates in a central park of this capital its annual international fair. The Ministry of Information and Communications announced that the event will be held from next 23 to 27 with the presence of 66 national editions and seven foreign ones. Scientists Predicts That Greenland Is Melting Away London, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Greenland thaw will increase in the coming years due to the bogging and growing humidity of the subglacial terrains, assured a research published in the journal Science Advances today. Violence Against Journalists Grows in Mexico Mexico, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Violence against journalists in Mexico rose by 23 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year, as revealed today by the nongovernmental organization Article-19. UNICEF Mourns Death of 109 Children in Sierra Leone Disaster 17 de agosto de 2017, 12:30United Nations, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has lamented today the deaths of at least 109 children in flooding and mudslides that affected some Sierra Leone regions on Monday. Lebanon, Syria Pledge to Boost Economic Ties Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) A Lebanese ministerial delegation is visiting Syria to revive some agreements signed between that neighboring country and Damascus in agriculture and industry, among others, official sources reported today. Portugal to Declare State of Calamity Due to Persistence of Fires 17 de agosto de 2017, 12:01Lisbon, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese government will declare in the next few hours the state of public calamity due to the exacerbation of the fire risk, reported Prime Minister António Costa. Protests, Vigils Around US Decry White Supremacism 17 de agosto de 2017, 11:52Washington, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of candles were lit until early today on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, a few days after a march of white supremacists broke into that American city. UN Experts Urge Europe Not to Stop Migrant Rescue Operations United Nations, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights experts have urged the European Union (EU) not to adopt measures that would lead to more deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the code of conduct imposed on the rescue organizations. Guatemalan Government to Reinforce Hospitals After Armed Attack Guatemala, August 17 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala will reinforce its hospitals after recent regrettable incidents carried out in Roosevelt hospital, said Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales. About 27,000 Asian Elephants Live in India, Census Reveals New Delhi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) India today has a population of just over 27,000 Asian elephants in the wild, much less than recorded centuries ago, a new study reveals. Cases of Viral Conjunctivitis Increasing in Panama Panama, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 25,000 cases of viral conjunctivitis were reported in Panama, a contagious disease that has increased in recent weeks and led health authorities to declare it as an outbreak. Over 20 countries Exhibit at Viet Nam Pharmacy and Medical Fair Hanoi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Some 250 big companies of 22 countries will participate in a theme exhibition about Pharmacy and Medical Equipment having the headquarters in southern Ho Chi Minh City from Thursday to Saturday. Costa Rican Expert Attributes Sea Penetration to Storms 16 de agosto de 2017, 17:52San Jose, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Omar Lizano, an expert of the Center for Sea and Limnology Investigations (CIMAR) stated Wednesday that the penetration of sea water in a zone of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica was provoked by storms in the Anctartica. Venezuela Dismantles Terrorist Plan to Attack Presidential Palace Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A plan to attack Miraflores Palace (government headquarters) and the kidnapping of top Venezuelan officials was neutralized here by the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN). S.A. Expressed the Importance of Local Doctors Studying in Cuba Pretoria, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A public health official in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal expressed today the importance of local doctors studying in Cuba in promoting government plans for universal and quality medical care in this country. Temperature Increase Reduces Global Yields of Major Crops Washington, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Agricultural production is vulnerable to climate change. Understanding climate change, especially the temperature impacts, is critical if policymakers, agriculturalists, and crop breeders are to ensure global food security. Singapore Among 35th Most Liveable Cities Singapore, August 16 (Prensa Latina) Singapore has surpassed Hong Kong as world's one of the most livable cities, ranking 35th out of 140 nations, as released today by the London Economic Intelligence Unit. Raul Castro Sends Flower Wreath to Funeral of Outstanding Journalist Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raúl Castro today sent a wreath to the funeral of Antonio Moltó Martorell, head of the National Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), who died the day before of cancer in Havana. Prime Minister Highlights Vietnam Red Cross Performance Hanoi, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnam Red Cross (CRV) has made a significant contribution to reducing poverty, ensuring social welfare and improving the lives of citizens, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed Wednesday. Russia Strengthens Ties With Bolivia Moscow, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has highlighted today the strength and positive development of ties between his country and Bolivia, after welcoming his South American counterpart, Fernando Huanacuni, in this capital. Controversy in Japan After Release of Documentary Exposing War Crimes Tokyo, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A documentary recently published by the NHK, national public broadcasting organization, has today sparked off some public debates on the history and the participation of Japan in World War II (1939-1945). Real-Time Portable Device Detects DNA of Plants London, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Researchers of the Royal Botanical Garden (Kew Gardens) were able to identify in real-time the genetic sequence of an organism when using a portable device, as reported today by the Scientific Reports magazine. A Warning on Risks in Colombian Ecosystems Bogota, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 46 percent out of 81 Colombian ecosystems are in danger of collapsing; thus, jeopardizing the background that depends on them, a study of Humboldt Institute stated today. August 21st Eclipse Will be Partially Visible in Cuba Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The August 21st solar eclipse, which currently triggers great expectation in North America, will be partially visible in Cuba, said the Cuban Academy of Sciences on its website. Multi Discipline Forum on Cancer Opens in Argentina Buenos Aires, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) With a call to join efforts to work on effective public policies, the 2nd Multi Discipline Forum on Cancer was opened in this capital Tuesday. South Africa Counting Its TB Sick Pretoria, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) South Africa will conduct a TB Prevalence Survey to establish the true burden of the disease and ultimately strengthen control over the disease in the country, SA News reported. Falling Tree Kills 12 at Festival in Portugal Lisbon,Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) A tree fell into a crowd of worshipers during a major Christian festival in the Portuguese island of Madeira today, killing 12 people and leaving 50 injured, officials said. Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister to Visit Cuba Havana, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Videgaray will make a working visit to Cuba on August 17 and 18. Iraq Bombing Islamic State Held Tal Afar Ahead of Assault Bagdad,Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi forces are carrying out air strikes today on Tal Afar, a town held by Islamic State west of Mosul, in preparation for a ground assault, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday. Al Arabiya Video Causes Negative Impact on Twitter Doha, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) A video aired by Saudi TV network has caused a totally negative impact on Twitter, showing how a Qatar airliner was shot down by Saudi warships. South African FM Accepts SADC Presidency Pretoria, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) South African Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has highlighted today the importance of SADC integration agenda for her nation and the rest of the regional States, coordinated in the effort to improve these peoples´ lives . Russian President Condemns Violence Incitement on Internet Moscow, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the spread of e-groups inciting children and young people to commit suicide or to hold violent behavior. FAO Highlights Bolivian Government Plans to Tackle Drought La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Crispim Moreira, representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Bolivia, has highlighted the plans developed by the government to mitigate the effects of climate problems such as drought. Donald Trump Considers Pardoning Joe Arpaio Washington, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The possible forgiveness of US President Donald Trump to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio seems to gain more force today with a new allusion from the president to the case. Asia-Pacific Countries Discuss Population Aging Hanoi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Concerned about the growing trend of the aging populations, the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum have discussed today how to address this phenomenon in a honorable way for citizens and sustainable for the countries. Budget Cuts Imposed by Temer Leave Brazilian Borders Unprotected Brasilia, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Budget cuts imposed on the Armed Forces by Michel Temer's administration left Brazil's borders unprotected, warned today by the Brasil 247 e-journal. US Physicians Graduated in Cuba to Raise Voices Against Blockade Washington, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Five US graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba (ELAM) will have the opportunity to participate in the Day against Blockade 2017, which will be held in this capital from September 11 through 16, as announced today by its organizers. Incredibly Rare White Elk Spotted in Sweden Stockolm, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A nature photographer made a once-in-a-lifetime spotting recently when he managed to capture footage of an entirely white elk , according to BBC Wolrd. Spanish Researchers Find Gene to Protect Against Heart Attack Madrid, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists found a gene variant protective against heart failure, a disease considered today as one of the leading causes of hospitalization in developed countries. UN Peacekeeper Killed in Mali Bamako, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A soldier died in an attack carried out today by an armed group against a UN mission checkpoint in Mali (MINUSMA), in the northern town of Duentza. Over 2,600 Species in Danger of Extinction in Mexico Mexico, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Over 2,600 species of wild flora and fauna are currently in the different stages of extinction in Mexico, as announced today by the Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat (SEMARNAT). UN Bodies Alert on Food Insecurity in Congo Nairobi, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A report by United Nations agencies warns today that conflicts trigger food insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), when about 7.7 million people need urgent humanitarian aid. Sierra Leone Mudslides Leave Hundreds Dead Freetown, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people have died after mudslides hit relentlessly today this capital. Cuban Sandy Beaches Are in Danger of Erosion, Expert Says Havana, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) About 82 percent of Cuba''s 500 sandy beaches are showing signs of erosion, Odalys Goicochea, an expert from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), warned. Australia in Favour of Thermosolar Energy Caberra, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Australian authorities today showed their tendency towards thermosolar energy by announcing the construction of the largest plant in the southern city of Port Augusta. China Controls Construction of Coal-Fired Power Plants Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) China is nowadays regulating the construction of brand-new coal-fired power plants to prevent overcapacity and promote a combination of clean energy. Frequent Victim of Hackers, Vietnam to Shield its Cyberspace Hanoi, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam will soon launch a package of software and legal documents to shield against thousands of cyber attacks it is a target each year, the Information and Communication Ministry (MIC) confirmed today. Firefighters Contain Huge Wildfires in Portugal Lisbon,Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Around 30 persons have been evacuated and more than 3 thousand firefighters are participating in several regions in Portugal,according to several sources. Magnitude 6.6 Quake Strikes Off Indonesia's Sumatra Island Jakarta,Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck west of Indonesia''s island of Sumatra on Sunday (Aug 13), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. AU to Train 1,000 Policemen to Enhance Security in Southern Somalia 13 de agosto de 2017, 09:42Mogadiscio, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said today it will launch a new phase of training exercise for 1,000 newly recruited police officers to help enhance security in southern Somalia. Elvis Presley's White Piano Is Up For Auction Los Ángeles, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Elvis Presley''s white piano from his Graceland estate is set to be auctioned off. The piano is available for auction on eBay through August 20. It is expected to fetch millions. Heavy Rain to Hit Many Parts of China 13 de agosto de 2017, 09:26Beijing,Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rain will hit much of China in the next two days, the country''s meteorological authority said today. Torrential rain will sweep parts of south China''s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guizhou Province as well as the central province of Hunan and the eastern province of Jiangxi today, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC). Chinese Vice Premier Arrives in Pakistan for Independence Day Beijing, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang arrived here today to take part in Pakistan''s 70th Independence Day celebrations on Monday, the media reported. Bolivian Government Guarantees Investment in Education La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales announced today the construction of a technological institute in the department of Tarija, to bring youths from rural communities closer to this educational sector. Cuban Expert Describes Current Epidemiological Context Havana, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The constant population movement and climate change has caused that the 2000s set a guideline in epidemiology and spread diseases throughout the planet, Cuban expert Maria Guadalupe Guzman said. Archaeologists Found Six Ancient Cities Underground in Central China Beijing, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) A project to carry out archaeological excavation launched in 2012 in Central China has borne fruits when experts found underground six ancient cities dating from the Warring States Period, 475 B.C. - 221 B.C., Xinhuna news agency, highlighted. The cities dating back to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) were found deep underground in Kaifeng, central China''s Henan Province. Hurricane Franklin Hits Mexico, Leaves Damages Mexico, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 people moved to shelters, two injured, as well as plantations, roads and damaged homes left Hurricane Franklin in Veracruz and Puebla, it was reported today. Suicide Bombing Leaves at Least Two Deaths in Somalia 11 de agosto de 2017, 12:05Mogadishu, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) A suicide bombing has killed two people and injured many in a Somalia penitentiary, the government said. Indonesia Arrests Suspect of Recruiting Terrorists 11 de agosto de 2017, 11:56Jakarta, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia security forces arrested in Jakarta a suspect of recruiting terrorists to fight with groups loyal to the Islamic State (IS) in the Philippine town of Marawi. Cuban Parliament Condemns Unjust Sentences on Gdeim Izik Prisioners Havana, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban-Saharan Arab People's Parliamentary Friendship Group has condemned today the unjust sentences imposed on the Gdeim Izik political prisoners.   In a statement, Cuban deputies asked for the release of the Saharawi citizens, who were subjected to a new criminal process after being unjustly condemned in 2010 by a military court. The July 19, 2017's sentence proved that Morocco is still intending to continue disrespecting human rights in Western Sahara and unveiled Moroccan stance for the peace process in the area, they stressed. sgl/pll/rc/nda UN Report Reflects Impact of Israeli Blockade on Gaza United Nations, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released today a new report reflecting the impact of the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, where nearly two million Palestinians face restrictions. A Technique to Turn Plastic into a Heater Conductor Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Engineers at Michigan University created a technique that can modify plastic molecular structure to conduct heat, the magazine Science Advances reported today. GM Pigs for Animal-To-Human Organ Transplants Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) An international group of scientists has created genetically modified (GM) pigs to eliminate viruses that are harmful to humans, thinking about future animal-to-human organ transplants, Science magazine announced today. Sri Lanka Controls Dengue Epidemic, Tourism's Authority Ensures Colombo, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lanka''s Tourism Authority confirmed today that dengue epidemic is under controlled thanks to measures adopted by the government and the population''s effort. China Allots Recovery Aid After Sichuan Earthquake Beijing, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) China destined 180 million Yuan (27.1 million dollars) for recovery and aid work after the two quakes which occurred in the northwest and southwest of the country, highlights today the local media. China Probes into Social Networks for Hosting Illegal Content 11 de agosto de 2017, 10:08Beijing, Aug. 11 (Prensa Latina) China is currently probing into its three largest social media platforms for hosting illegal content, endangering national security, the China Cyberspace Administration (ACCh) said on Friday. Mexican Parrots in Danger Mexico, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) All of 22 species of Mexican parrots (but one) are officially endangered today, according to researcher Patricia Escalante. 2016 Confirmed as the Warmest Year in 137 Years Washington, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) A new annual report on the weather in the world, confirmed that 2016 must be considered as the warmest year in a period of 137 consecutive years of keeping registrations. Jamaica Builds Two Cancer Centers Kingston, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Ministry of Health started the building of two cancer centers with state-of-the-art equipment, reported today Minister of Health Christopher Tufton. US-Led Coalition Air Force Killed 19 in Syria Damascus, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) US-led coalition air force killed 19 people and injured dozens in airstrikes on Al Mayadeen and Al Tabni regions in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. Swedish Hostage Freed in Mali Makes First Public Appearance Stockholm, Ago 10 (Prensa Latina) A 42-year-old Swedish, Johan Gustafsson, held hostage by al Qaeda in Mali for nearly six years, has said today that he did not know why he was released. Police Cracks Down on Street Gangs in Panama Panama, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Eight people arrested and nine weapons seized is the balance of the anti-gang police operation conducted today in the Caribbean city of Colon, setting of a recently increasing violence. Mexico, Veracruz Starts Its Recovery After Hurricane Franklin Mexico, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexican western state of Veracruz is recovering today from Franklin's bashing, which impacted the northern zone of that territory as Category 1 hurricane. Canadian Govt. Seeks to Improve Relations With Indigenous Peoples Ottawa, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina)The Canadian government is seeking to improve its relations with the country's indigenous nations that during a long time were ignored in its decision-making process. Culex Mosquito Also Transmits Zika, Study Finds Washington, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Culex mosquito, present in several Latin American nations and in the rest of the world, can transmit the Zika virus, as confirmed by a study of the Emerging Microbes & Infections (EMI) scientific journal. 106 Year Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctic Hut Wellington, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) New Zealand scientists have discovered a 106-year-old fruitcake in an as new condition in a remote Antarctic hut, the Antarctic Heritage Foundation reported today. Guatemala Supports Indigenous Women Empowerment Guatemala, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Twelve indigenous Guatemalan women traveled to India today to be trained as solar engineers and bring energy to their places of origin as part of a women''s empowerment project led by both nations. Canadian Army Sets Up Camp for Irregular Migrants Ottawa, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian Army is setting up today a camp in the province of Quebec in order to house up to 500 irregular migrants coming from the United States. Austria to Increase Border Controls Vienna, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Austrian Government has announced today that it will extend for an indefinite period border controls on the eastern and southern borders to put a curb on illegal entrance toll into the country. Kenya Opposition Alleges Fraud as Protesters Clash with Police Nairobi, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Raile Odinga took to the streets of this capital and other important cities today to protest against what they call electoral fraud in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The World's Largest Insect Grows in China 09 de agosto de 2017, 12:21Beijing, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Chinese scientists announced today that national experts managed to raise the largest insect in the world, a 64-cm long Phryganistria Chinensis. Russian Authorities on Alert in Shopping Mall Fire Moscow, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Russian authorities remain on alert after a fire broke out in the RIO mega-mall in northern Moscow, affecting around a 1,500-square meter area. Loneliness and Social Isolation as Risks Factors for Mortality London, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Loneliest people are 50 percent more likely to die under any circumstances, as lack of personal relationships affects their health in dissimilar ways, according to a research published today on Plos Medicine. A Fifth of the Cuban Population is over 60 Years of Age Havana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban population over 60 years of age is now reaching 2,219,784 persons in total, which represents 19.8 percent -a fifth- of the total population of Cuba, reported the National Office for Statistics and Information (ONEI). Alert on Climate Change Effect in United State 08 de agosto de 2017, 15:03Washington, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The last four decades have been the warmest in the United States in 1,500 years with a rapid rise in average temperatures, according to a government report released today. More Than 300 Indian Troops Committed Suicide Since 2014 New Delhi, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Despite the programs undertaken by the Armed Forces, 310 Indian soldiers committed suicide since 2014, including nine officers, revealed the Deputy Defense Minister Subhash Bhamre today. Chantek, the Orangutan Who Used Sign Language, Dies at 39 Washington, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) An orangutan capable of communicating through sign language died at 39 in Zoo Atlanta, Georgia, today reported that facility. Rainy Season Worsens Cholera Outbreak in South Sudan 08 de agosto de 2017, 13:40Juba, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The effects of the rainy season in South Sudan aggravate the care of patients with cholera detected three months ago and spread the virus, an international organization said today. Australia Donates 20 Million for Marawi Displaced 08 de agosto de 2017, 13:38Manila,Aug 8 (Prensa Latina)Australia today said it is donating nearly 20 million to help 360 thousand displaced by the terror attacks in the besieged city of Marawi. 7.0 Magnitude Quake Hits SW China's Sichuan Province Beijing, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Jiuzhaigou County in southwest China''s Sichuan Province today, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). Russian Miners Rescued From Flooded Mine, 8 Still Missing Moscow,Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian authorities still have hope to rescue 8 miners who are missing at the diamond mine Mir in Yakutia,   according to local media. Chinese and Canadian Foreign Ministers Will Meet Tomorrow in Beijing 08 de agosto de 2017, 13:03Ottawa, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi tomorrow co-preside in Beijing the second annual meeting of Foreign Ministries of both countries, was reported today in an official statement. Chilean Government Alarmed by HIV Increase Santiago, Chile, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean government has taken several actions to neutralize the incidence of HIV-positive cases, which scaled up 66 percent in the last six years. US Aboriginal Nations Call for Closing Dakota Access Oil Pipeline 08 de agosto de 2017, 12:36Washington, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Two indigenous communities in the United States have asked a federal court to immediately close the controversial Dakota Access Oil Pipeline, after finding that this work lacked a proper environmental review, reported local media today. La Paz Book Fair Pays Tribute to Book "One Hundred Years of Solitude" La Paz, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The International Book Fair (FIL) in La Paz is paying tribute today to the book ''One Hundred Years of Solitude'', a masterpiece by Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, on occasion of its 50th anniversary. Climate Change Threatens Migratory Birds in Europe 08 de agosto de 2017, 12:21London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Several species of European migratory birds are endangered by the early spring in the old continent caused by climate change, says a study in the Nature Climate Change journal today. Number of Blind People Will Triple by 2050 08 de agosto de 2017, 11:52London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The number of blind people all over the world is set to triple from 36 million to 115 million by 2050, due to an increasing aging population, says a study in Lancet Global Health medical journal. UN Special Envoy to Libya Backs Italy Naval Mission Rome, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, has positively assessed today here the Italian decision to participate with naval units in that country''s waters to jointly fight human trafficking. Mexican States Coordinate Actions vs. Tropical Storm Lashing Mexico, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The states of Quintana Roo, Campeche, Oaxaca, Puebla, Chiapas, Veracruz and Tabasco are coordinating actions today due to the lashing of Tropical Storm Franklin. India Hit by Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya New Delhi, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Over 28,700 cases of dengue, 18,466 of chikungunya and 350,000 of malaria were reported during the first seven months of this year in India, today said health sector sources. With 13,913 infected people, the southwestern state of Kerala is the most hit by dengue, followed by neighboring Tamil Nadu (5,474) and Karnataka (4,186), states the website of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program of the Indian Ministry of Health. Experts Warn on Impact of Climate Change in Central Cuba 07 de agosto de 2017, 15:02Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Sea is penetrating the Cuban southern coast at 1.3 meters per year, as a result of the climate change, authorities of the Ministry of Science Technology and Environment (CITMA) to this province warned today. Dominican Fishermen, Prisoners in The Bahamas, Return Home 07 de agosto de 2017, 13:22Santo Domingo, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) A total of 50 fishermen returned today to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, after remaining prisoners for eight months and 12 days, for illegal fishing in Bahamian territorial waters, local media reported today. Turkish Customs Officers Seize 123 Kilos of Cocaine on Cargo Ship Ankara, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkish customs officers have seized about 123 kg of cocaine aboard a Liberian-flagged cargo ship and arrested seven suspected drug traffickers at southern Mersin port, according to the Customs and Trade Ministry on Monday. Mexico Confirms Lack of Hepatitis B Vaccines 07 de agosto de 2017, 13:05Mexico, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Mexico´s Ministry of Health (SSA) has confirmed today that there is a shortage of hepatitis B vaccine due to a global production problem. Uncovering Why Playing a Musical Instrument Can Protect Brain Health 07 de agosto de 2017, 13:00Washington, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina)Playing a musical instrument involves multiple components of the central (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral (nerves outside the brain and spinal cord) nervous systems,according to Human Brain Mapping. Mexico: Rise of the Machines, Fear Robots and Mass Unemployment Mexico, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Robots have put about 25.5 million jobs at risk, 52 percent of employments in Mexico, El Economista newspaper reported today. Australian Navy Locates Crashed U.S. Marine Osprey Plane 07 de agosto de 2017, 12:32Washington,Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) A U.S. Osprey aircraft that crashed on Saturday has been located in waters off Australia''s east coast. DPRK Says to Use Nuclear Weapons Only if USA Attacks Manila, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has said that it has no intention of using nuclear weapons against any nation other than USA and only whether this latter attacks North Korea, as stated by Foreign Minister Ri Hong-Yo. The Greeks Really Do Have Near Mythical Origins, Ancient DNA Reveals 07 de agosto de 2017, 12:23London,Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean ''ancestors'' in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of Odysseus, King Agamemnon, and other heroes who went in and out of favor with the Greek gods. Bandung to Strengthen Bilateral Ties With Mexico and Ecuador 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:53Jakarta, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The municipal government of the Indonesian city of Bandung has announced today that it will implement bilateral cooperation with Mexico and Ecuador on transport, trade and culture. WHO: Bolivia Is An Example For World in Health La Paz, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is today an example for the world in terms of health due to the progress President Evo Morales has reached in this sphere, officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) said here. Health Status of African American Men in Red Alert in USA 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:30Washington, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) African Americans, particularly men, continue far behind US white residents in a series of health problems, including diabetes, heart diseases and HIV, as warned by USA Today. World Experts to Debate in Cuba about Dengue and Other Arboviruses 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:12Havana, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign experts will debate on the current epidemiological situation in Latin America and the world at the 15th International Dengue Workshop that opens Monday in this capital. Influenza Causes 315 Deaths in Hong Kong Beijing, Aug. 6 (Prensa Latina) Since early May, we have been following an unusually severe, late season flu surge in Hong Kong, at the south of the country, killing 315 people, the official press reported. Angola: First Optic Fiber Cable to South America Ready Luanda, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Angola is to inaugurate next Wednesday the first optic fiber cable joining Africa with Latin America through the Atlantic, announced the Minister of Telecommnunications and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha. Nine Rhinos Killed by Rains in Indian Park New Delhi, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Recent monsoon rains killed nine rhinos in the Kaziranga National Park, located in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, sources from that reserve announced today. Bermudas Triangle, Enigma that Lives On By Nicholas Valdes* Havana, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bermudas Triangle, that zone in the Northwestern Atlantic has captivated both explorers and authors of all art forms due to the mysterious disappearances that for decades have occurred in that place. NASA Rover Curiosity Now Five Years of Exploration in Mars Washington, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) National Aeronatutics and Space Administration (NASA) all-terrain vehicle ''Curiosity'' will reach 5 years of its arrival in the surface of planet Mars on August 6 this year, with the mission to test possible local propitious environments in Mars for normal life. Some 170 Americans Graduated as Doctors in Cuba Havana, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Some 170 students from the United States have reportedly graduated as doctors in Cuba free of charge thanks to the program of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), which was initiated by Cuban leader Fidel Castro in November 1999. Cuba Hosts International Workshop on Arbovirus Havana, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) An international workshop to update the epidemiological context of some arbovirosis at regional and global scale will be held here as of August 7, the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK), organizer of the event, announced today. Cuba Convenes Carlos Juan Finlay Health Contest Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the 115th anniversary of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), its representation in Cuba has called today the journalistic guild to participate in the Carlos Juan Finlay Contest. Lauca Hydroelectric Plant Begins Operations in Angola Luanda, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The first turbine of the Angolan Lauca hydroelectric power plant has started its electricity supply today, after President Jose Eduardo dos Santos set it on. Heavy Rainstorms Hit Northern Vietnam Hanoi, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese government has mobilized today military and civilian forces to help the population in the northern mountainous provinces affected for several days by heavy rainfalls that have caused destructive flooding and landslides. South Korea to Assess THAAD's Environmental Impact Seoul, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) South Korea will assess in the coming week the environmental impact of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, deployed in the south region of this nation last April, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. Indonesia to Work With Google to Fight Terrorism Jakarta, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia will cooperate with Google to counter the spread of terrorism in cyber media, following a series of suicide attacks in that country which used the Internet, Minister of Communication and Information, Rudiantara, said today. Millions of People to Witness Total Solar Eclipse in USA Washington, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Millions of people will head to some US areas to witness the total solar eclipse on August 21, an event that is currently arising great expectations in the North American nation. Siberia: Seventeen People are Missing Inside Flooded Diamond Mine Moscow, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) At least 17 people were reported missing inside a flooded diamond mine in Siberia, as reported by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry. Swine Flu Causes Eight Deaths in Nepal Kathmandu, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from an outbreak of swine flu in Nepal today rises to eight, which alerted the authorities to the rapid spread of the disease in recent weeks. Trapdoor Spiders Crossed Indian Ocean to Reach Australia Canberra, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The trapdoor spider (Moggridgea rainbowi), a very sedentary land-based lifestyle, must have crossed to Australia over the Indian Ocean from South Africa, according to a research by Plos One journal. Parts of Asia May Be Too Hot for People by 2100 Washington,Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Unless carbon emissions are curtailed, climate change may expose 1.5 billion people in South Asia to potentially lethal heat and humidity in the near future. Most of Mexican Minors are Barred From Education System Mexico, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Barely 15 percent of nearly 350,000 Mexican agricultural minor laborers are currently going school, Sylvia Schmelkes warmed, director of the Mexican National Institute of Educational Evaluation. Spanish Police Dismantle Human Trafficking Network Madrid, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish National Police dismantled an international human trafficking network aimed at illegally entering Iranian citizens into the United Kingdom (UK), who paid about 25,000 euros for fake passports, as reported by this law enforcement. Global Warming to Increase Ozone Pollution in Europe London, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Rising global temperatures could reverse Europe''s progress in scaling down ozone pollution, a study published today on Nature Communications journal. Roads Closure in Canada Due to Wild Fires 03 de agosto de 2017, 11:59Ottawa, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Some of the roads crossing the forest areas affected by the wild fires in the Canadian province of British Columbia close intermittently today as they represent a danger to drivers. Swine Flu Death Toll Rises to Six in Nepal Kathmandu, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) At least six people were killed in Nepal this year by the swine flu virus, which continues to spread in the Himalayan country, today warned medical sources. Voyager Probe Reaches 40 Years Operating in Space Washington, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The oldest spaceships that are farthest away from the Earth, Voyager 1 and 2, will reach 40 years operating this month and in September, according to a NASA press release, published today. Cuban Technology Fair Dedicated to World Youth Festival Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Technology Fair La Guayabera, an event that will bring together culture and technology in this city from August 17th to 19th, will be dedicated to the World Festival of Youth and Students, said local sources today. For Archaeologists, a Dream Find at Angkor Park,Cambodia Nom Pem, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Archaeologists are typically happy to find pottery shards when they excavate a site in Angkor Archaeological Park as too many centuries have passed and too many cities have risen and collapsed for them to expect to find major objects in the ground. Heat Wave in Italy Increases Consumption of Fresh Food and Drinks Rome, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The heat wave in Italy has increased ice cream, fruit and softdrinks consumption during last 17 years, according to the Confederation of Direct Farmers (Coldiretti). China Issues Yellow Alert For Rainstorms Beijing, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) China''s national weather observatory issued a yellow alert for rainstorms today as heavy rain is expected in most of north China and some areas in the south over the next 24 hours. Indonesia Volcano Mount Sinabung Erupts in Sumatra Jakarta, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia´s Mount Sinabung erupted and spewed blistering gas farther than expected (over four km), the country´s National Disaster Management Agency reported. Air Pollution May Cause 60,000 Deaths in 2030: Study Washington, Ago 2 (Prensa Latina)Climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to increase air pollution-related deaths by nearly 60,000 in 2030 and 2,60,000 in 2100 globally, a study has claimed. Italian Parliament Approves Libya Naval Mission Rome, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Italian parliament has given the go-ahead today to a naval mission aimed at boosting Libyan coastguard in its fight against human traffickers on Italy´s coasts. Humanity Exhausted Planet Resources, warns NGO Geneva, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Humanity consumed until today the resources which the planet can renew in one year, warned the NGO Global Footprint Network, on occasion of Earth''s Overcapacity Day. South Africa Fears Use of its Territory as a Drug Trafficking Route Pretoria, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The six-month seizure of drugs valued at $14 million at various entry areas in South Africa cause this nation to fear of becoming as a drug trafficking route to other nations. German Government Summons Diesel Summit Amid Scandals Berlin, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the German government, regional governments, automobile industry and other sectors meet today in Berlin to examine the consequences of the manipulation of diesel motors. Digital Manufacturing, a New Event in Chile Santiago, Chile, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) At this point nobody questions the relevance of innovation and technology in the world, a maxim that tries to summarize the FAB13 event that takes place in this capital until next Sunday. Santiago de Cuba: Experts Assess Impacts of Climate Change Santiago de Cuba, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The impact of climate change on the Baconao Biosphere Reserve is one of the issues included in the work agenda of researchers at the Eastern Center for Ecosystems and Biodiversity (Bioeco), which leads researches here in this field. US-Led Coalition Attacks Killed 60 Syrian Civilians Damascus, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) For the third time in less than a week, United States-led coalition air force raided parts of the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor and killed at least 60 civilians, according to military sources. CARICOM Opens New Environment Policy, Action Plan for Discussion Georgetown, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has opened the draft CARICOM Environment and Natural Resources Policy, as well as the Action Plan for national, sub-regional and regional discussion during this month. Canadian Government Demands More Support for The Red Cross Ottawa, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government has asked for more support for the Red Cross in order to give protection to the people affected by the wave of wild fires in British Columbia province. Tropical Storm Emily Downgraded As It Moves Away From Florida Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Depression Emily, which moved away from Florida over the Atlantic, will begin to weaken from tomorrow on, as reported by the Cuban Meteorological Institute. Cuba, 30 Years of Achievements in Immunology Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, with 30 years of experience in Immunology, has nowadays important results in its health sector, considered equal to that of the most-developed nations. UN Agencies Warn that Breastfeeding Should Increase United Nations, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) UN agencies have warned today that breastfeeding globally scarcely reaches about 40 percent of children under six months of age, a problem to be overcome depending on the health of the future generations. Philippines Has Fastest HIV Growth in Asia-Pacific Manila, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines has become the country with the fastest growing rate of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Asia-Pacific region, official sources confirmed today. Cuban Doctors Treated Over 26 Thousand Chernobyl Victims Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Since 1990, Cuba treated 26 thousand 114 victims of the nuclear accident of Chernobyl, Ukraine, mainly in the areas of endocrinology, gastroenterology and dermatology, according to a study published today in the scientific network Scielo. Cuba Assisted More than 20,000 Chernobil Victims in 20 Years Havana, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has assisted 26,114 victims of the nuclear accident in Chernobil, Ukraine, especially in the specialties of endocrinology, gastroenterology and dermatology, according to a study published today on the website Scientific Electronic Library Online ( Cuban Public Health Authorities Fighting Conjunctivitis Havana, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban public health authorities are today on alert due to an outbreak of Epidemic Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis, an eye ailment that usually increases its incidence in Central America and the Caribbean from September to December. Argentine Government Establishes Cyber-security Committee Buenos Aires, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine government has established a cyber-security committee, composed of three ministries, to develop a national strategy to protect cyberspace and be capable of responding to large-scale incidents. Earth Temperature Will Rise 2 Degrees by the End of This Century Washington,Jul 31 (Prensa Latina)By the end of the century, the global temperature is likely to rise more than 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. La Paz Book Fair to Pay Homage to Bob Dylan La Paz, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Only just two days to open, the 22nd La Paz International Book Fair will dedicate a space to homege US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan´s, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, the organizers announced today. Mozambican PM in Vietnam to Strengthen Bilateral Relationships Hanoi, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Mozambique''s Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, has arrived in Vietnam today heading a high-level delegation to attend an invitation from his counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Bolivia Prepares Emergency Network With Ambulances and Light Aircraft La Paz, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Ministry of Health is preparing today a unique network of emergency and medical emergency services that will have more than 3,000 ambulances, five aerial and some aquatic. NASA to Use Asteroid to Test Planetary Defense System Washington, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced today that it will take advantage of the near-Earth passage of a small asteroid on October 12 to test its planetary defense network. Central America to Implement System to Monitor Drought Panama, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) A new FAO-supported satellite monitoring system to observe how drought affects agriculture will start operating in Central America, the Regional Committee for Water Resources of the Central American Integration System (SICA, in Spanish) and the regional Agricultural Council. German Justice Investigates Police Abuses During G-20 Summit Berlin, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Police abuses during the G-20 Summit in the German city of Hamburg will have legal consequences, following the prosecutor's office proceedings against several police officers. Nearly 30 Indian Cities Located in Earthquake-prone Areas New Delhi, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 30 Indian cities, including New Delhi, are located in earthquake-prone areas, warned the National Center for Seismology (NCS). Death Toll from Rains Rises to 186 in Indian State New Delhi, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains that hit the western Indian state of Gujarat killed at least 186 people and caused severe economic damage, the State Emergency Operations Center reported today. Infant Mortality Rate in Cuba Downs to 4.1 per 1,000 live births Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba closed the first six months of 2017 with an infant mortality rate of 4.1 deaths per one thousand live births, an indicator only comparable to some countries of the so-called First World, Granma newspaper reported. Cyber-crimes Leave Significant Losses Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The current reach of information technology leads to new crimes such as identity theft, a crime that caused losses valued at more than $100 billion USD in the recent six years. Task for Life, Cuban Plan Against Climate Change By María Julia Mayoral* US Republicans Face Failure of Three Health Projects 29 de julio de 2017, 13:03Washington, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) US President, Donald Trump, continued today without his promised health-care reform, after a week marked by the failure of efforts to repeal the Obamacare and new changes among the staff of the administration. Parlatino to Host Meeting on Climate Change and Renewable Energy Panama, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Parliamentarians from more than 20 countries in the Americas and the Caribbean will meet on August 3rd and 4th in the 2nd Meeting of the Parliamentarian Network on Climate Change (RPCC) and Renewable Energies. Rome Mayor Demands Emergency Measures as Water Rationing Looms Rome, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Romes Mayor, Virginia Raggi, asked the national government to decree the state of emergency in the Lazio region, as to overcome the water crisis that is suffered by the Italian capital. One Dead, Several Wounded in Knife Attack at Hamburg Supermarket Berlín, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) One person was killed and several others were wounded in a knife attack in a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg today, the city''s police said. Three Species of Tiny Frogs Discovered in Peruvian Andes Washington,Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) A University of Michigan ecologist and his colleagues have discovered three more frog species in the Peruvian Andes, raising to five the total number of new frog species the group has found in a remote protected forest since 2012. Stuttgart Court Paves Way for Diesel Cars Ban in German City Berlin, July 28 (Prensa Latina) A court opened the door on Friday for possible bans on older diesel cars in the German city of Stuttgart, a major auto industry center, upholding a complaint by an environmental group. Typhoon Nesat to Hit Southern China Beijing, July 28 (Prensa Latina) Typhoon Nesat, the ninth typhoon of the year, will hit southeast China on Saturday, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC), while issuing a yellow alert for typhoon Nesat on Friday morning. Vietnamese Prime Minister Leads Fight Against Dengue Fever Hanoi, July 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, headed the anti-dengue fever campaign in this nation that, without the virulence shown in other Asian countries, is greater than that of other years. Cuba on Vaccination Campaign Against Seasonal Flu Havana, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The vaccination campaign against seasonal influenza is beginning today throughout the country, aimed at children under two years of age, pregnant women and people over 75 years old, among other vulnerable groups. Boko Haram Ambush in Nigeria Leaves More Than 50 Dead Abuja, July 28 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 people have been killed in northern Nigeria in an ambush by the islamic terror group, Boko Haram. Cycling to Work Could Help You Live Longer Madrid, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) To ride a bicycle 4 days a week reduce 52 percent of stress,according to a study published in BMJ Open. Babies Understand Difference Between Two Languages While in Womb Washington, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Unborn babies are able to recognise the difference between two languages, scientists have found. Scientists Find Sunscreen Potential in Antarctic Plants London,Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops. Coalition Led by US Causes 18 Dead in Syria Damascus, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The air force of the coalition led by the United States caused the death of 18 people and more than 20 injured in Tajaneh, northern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor Thursday, military sources reported here. Quake of 5.8 Magnitude Hits Eastern Indonesia Jakarta,Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude jolted Maluku province in eastern Indonesia on Thursday evening, an official of meteorology and geophysics agency said today. Stem Cell Brain Implants Could Slow Ageing and Extend Life London,Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have slowed down the ageing process by implanting stem cells into the brains of animals, raising hopes for new strategies to combat age-related diseases and extend the human lifespan,according to a study published in Nature magazine. Implants of stem cells that make fresh neurons in the brain were found to put the brakes on ageing in older mice, keeping them more physically and mentally fit for months, and extending their lives by 10-15 percent compared to untreated animals. Two Years After Smoking Ban Begins, Beijing Has Fewer Smokers Beijing,Jul 27 (Prensa Latina)Beijing had fewer smokers in 2016, the second year of the city''s smoking ban, according to a white paper issued today. Serbian Interior Ministry's Operation ARES Has Continued Belgrade,Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The mega police operation ARES reached higher amount of persons arrested,weapons sized,and also explosive and drugs, according to the Ministry of Interior here. Two Kidnapped Pakistani Diplomats Rescued in Afghanistan Islamabad, July 27 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan confirmed today the rescue of two of its diplomats kidnapped last month in Afghanistan after a Security Forces operation in the neighboring country. At Least 123 Killed By Rains in Indian State New Delhi, July 27 (Prensa Latina) At least 123 people were killed in the western Indian state of Gujarat due to heavy rains that hit the territory, today said official sources. Early Pregnancy Continue to Rise in Mexico Mexico, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Pregnancy among girls and teenagers from 10 to 14 years old is still increasing in Mexico, according to Ricardo Bucio, executive secretary of the National System for the Comprehensive Protection of Children and Adolescents. Plastics Made by Man Would Cover area Size of Argentina 26 de julio de 2017, 06:00Washington, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) U.S. scientists calculated for the first time how much plastic has been made by man, resulting some 8.3 billion tons, notified the University of California. Minister Highlights Cuban Scientific Centers' Advising Work 25 de julio de 2017, 10:39Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Elba Rosa Perez, Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), has said here that the Cuban scientific centers are seeking professional competitions, while measuring real impacts of science. Indian Army Begins Rescue Operations due to Rains New Delhi, July 25 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Air Force (IAF) today began mass rescue operations in regions affected by rains and floods in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, where at least 25,000 people were evacuated. Cuban Minister Highlights Work of Cuban Scientific Institutions Matanzas, Cuba, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Elba Rosa Perez, has said that the Cuban scientific institutions are currently striving for professional skills, while achieving real scientific impacts. Sugary Drinks, A High-protein Meal Could Be Making You Fat Washington, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Having a sugar-sweetened drink with a high-protein meal may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Nutrition. Foreign Minister Denounces CIA Actions Against Venezuela Caracas, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada denounced the actions taken by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to overthrow the legitimately elected government of President Nicolas Maduro. Honey From Stingless Bees Has Antiobacterial Proteins Ámsterdam,Jul 24 (Prensa Latina)The hooney from stingless bees could destroy resistant to antibiotics bacterial colonies, according to a study publish by the Utrecht University in the Netherlands today. Bolivia's FELCN Seizes Over 24 Kilos of Cocaine La Paz, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Special Force against Drug Trafficking (FELCN) has seized 24.8 kilograms of cocaine and marijuana during operations carried out in several of Bolivia, as stated by Santiago Delgadillo. Philippine President Vows to Continue His Drug War Manila, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said today that the war drug will go on, while urging lawmakers to endorse eye-for-an-eye death penalty. Egyptian Police Foil Attempt to Steal Isis Statue in Nubia Museum 24 de julio de 2017, 12:11Cairo,Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Police and employees of the Nubia Museum in Aswan, Egypt, foiled an attempt to steal a statue depicting goddess Isis breastfeeding her son Horus. At Least 26 Killed and 58 Wounded in Lahore Blast 24 de julio de 2017, 11:58Islamabad, July 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 26 people, including nine policemen, were killed while 58 others were injured today in a bombing attack in Lahore, capital of Pakistan''s eastern Punjab province. Japanese Apply Artificial Intelligence to Help in Diagnosing Cancer 24 de julio de 2017, 11:26Tokyo, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Japanese scientists have created an early diagnosis system for colorectal cancer based on artificial intelligence (AI), which is capable of detecting up to 98 percent of polyps and other carcinogenic signs, the Asahi daily reported today. Arab Foreign Ministers Urgent Meeting to Discuss Jerusalem Postponed Cairo, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Arab League (AL) has decided today to postpone till Thursday the urgent meeting of Arab foreign ministers on Jerusalem increasingly acute crisis, which Muslims call Al Quds. Venezuela Announces Measures to Provide More Security to Elections Caracas, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, announced that new measures will be applied to ensure the security of the elections of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) in Venezuela, six days left from today one. Chikungunya Outbreak Threatens to Spread in Bangladeshi Capital 24 de julio de 2017, 06:35Dhaka, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Confirmation of several cases of chikungunya outside Dhaka, Bangladesh''s capital, is a clear sign of an eventual spread of the virus in the country, today warned an expert. 600 Indians Killed by Swine Flu in 2017 24 de julio de 2017, 06:33New Delhi, July 24 (Prensa Latina) Swine flu has killed about 600 people so far this year in India, where 12,500 cases have been reported in that period, The Times of India highlighted today. About 600,000 Yemenis Might Get Cholera in 2017 24 de julio de 2017, 00:30Sanaa, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 600,000 people might get cholera this year in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned on Sunday, when the country''s health system is practically collapsing. Rome Directing Efforts into Water Rationing Rome, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The city of Rome, which has been lucky for far-off times with plenty water is today immersed in a possible rationing of the precious liquid. Cuba Holds 1st Symposium on Thermal Waters and Spa Havana, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Symposium of Thermal waters and Spa Therapy is being held today in the sphere of the II International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine, which is being held in this capital with attendees from about 10 countries. Guatemala Reports Hundreds of Violent Death Guatemala, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) In the first six months of the year nearly 2, 500 violent deaths occurred in Guatemala, according to a report by the so-called Mutual Support Group (GAM). Forthcoming African Sub Regional Meeting to Address South Sudan Issue Juba, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan will hold on the 24 a meeting of the Inter-gobermental Authority for Development IGAD member countries to re-establish the 2015 peace agreement, reported today an official source. Over 12,000 Migrants Expel From Germany in 2017 Berlin, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 12,545 migrants and asylum seekers were deported from Germany in the first six months of 2017, as revealed by Funke media group. Mexican Government Warns Tourists of Extreme Heat Wave in Sonora Mexico, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Mexican state of Sonora has warned tourists visiting the territory to step up precautionary measures due to high temperatures killing four visitors. Nearly 4,000 Foreigners Graduated at Cuban University in Santiago Santiago de Cuba, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 3,819 health professionals from different countries graduated at the University of Medicine in this city,the first founded by the Revolution outside the Cuban capital. Rainy Season to Worsen Cholera in Yemen London, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The rainy season will worsen the cholera epidemic in Yemen and the number of cases could reach 60,000, further aggravating the impact of the civil war in the country, Oxfam warned. Islamic Academy Condemns Israeli Incitements in Jerusalem Cairo, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Israeli incitements at the Al Aqsa mosque, one of Islam''s three holiest sites, were condemned today by Al Azhar, the most important center for Sunni Muslims. Uruguay and Cuba to Jointly Research Bolivian Coca Products La Paz, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay and Cuba will research the medicinal and nutritional values of the coca leave, informed the person in charge of the Industrialization Unit of the Vice Ministry of that plant in Bolivia, Jesus Sanez. Cuba Hosts Congress on Aesthetics and Health Havana, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine has begun today in this capital with representatives from more than 15 countries to exchange with experts related to beauty. More than Half the Number of AIDS People in The World under Treatment Paris, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) For the first time since AIDS was discovered in 1981, there are more people in the world with treatment to fight that disease than those without it, a report by the organization UNAIDS revealed. Use of Pauses and Filler Words Tied to Mental Decline Washington,Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) More pauses, filler words and other verbal changes might be an early sign of mental decline, which can lead to Alzheimer''s disease, a study suggests. Antarctic Sea Ice Region a Source of Biogenic Organic Nitrogen Washington,Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Climate warming affects the development and distribution of sea ice in Antartica,the melting of the ice could increase the cloud formation and impact the polar climate, according to Scientific. Humans First Arrived in Australia 65,000 Years Ago, Study Suggests Canberra,Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The timing of the first arrival of humans in Australia has been studied and debated for decades. Ecuadorean Government Takes Actions Against Child Labor Quito, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean Government is currently taking some actions to wipe out child labor before 2021, which affects around 200,000 children. Syrian President Meets Iranian FM 20 de julio de 2017, 12:25Damascus, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad has met today with Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, and the delegation he leads. Malaysia Assesses Development of Sewage Treatment Plants Kuala Lumpur, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Malaysian government is currently envisaging building over 500,000 homes in sewage treatment plant areas for next five to 10 years. Violent Crimes Rising in UK London, July 20 (Prensa Latina) UK authorities have recorded about five million crimes between April 2016 and March 2017, 10 percent more than in the previous period, as reported by the Office for National Statistics. MERCOSUR Returns to its Origins, Assured Paraguayan FM Asuncion, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga assured that the South Common Market (MERCOSUR) has returned to its origins in economic and commercial progress, reported the Foreign Ministry here today. 13 Golden Degrees Granted in Cuban University Doctors Graduation Matanzas, Cuba, July 20 (Prensa Latina) 13 Summa Cum Laude and eight Scientific Merit Awards are the balance of the promotion granted today to medical diplomas after concluding here studies at the University of Medical Sciences Juan Guiteras Gener (UCMJGG). Humans Have Produced 8,3 Billion Metric Tonnes of Plastic Since 1950 Washington, July 20 (Prensa Latina) Humans has produced 8,3 billion metric tonnes of plastic by 2015, most of which now resides in landfills or in the sea, according to a research published today in the Science Advances magazine. Scientists Find New Exoplanet Berlin, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) An international team of astronomers found a new exoplanet (planet out of the Solar System), just the size of the Earth, but with a very short orbiting time around its mother star. Rain and Mosquitoes Increase Dengue and Kill 15 People in Vietnam Hanoi, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Rain over the historic average volume in this season and negligence with mosquito breeding sites have caused an increase in the number of dengue cases, which exceed 50,000 in Vietnam, with 15 fatal victims. UN: Africa Presents Demands for Regional Peace United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) presented its vision of the needs for the continent to play a more active role in preventing and finding the solution for its conflicts, in the United Nations Security Council Wednesday. Dog Domestication Happened Just Once,Says Study London,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) New data from ancient dogs indicates that dogs became distinct from wolves between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago, researchers report July 18 in Nature Communications. Immune System Response After Injury London,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) When a persons suffers an injury within minutes the inmune system responds according to a study published in PLOS Medicine. Another Wildfire Suspect Arrested in Italy Rome, July 19 (Prensa Latina) A second suspect of the huge wildfire, ravaging a large forest close to the capital in the last three days, has been arrested today in the coastal city of Ostia. Drug Busts Increases in Central Pacific of Costa Rica San Jose, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Central Pacific Public Force of Costa Rica have arrested 3,878 people during the first half of 2017, 2,002 of them were closely related to drug offenses, according to official data released today. Stronger Winds Heat Up West Antarctic Ice Melt Camberra,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina)Stronger winds 6000kms away on the East Antarctic, have generated waves that circle the continent at almost 700kmh. When these waves meet the steep underwater topography of the West Antarctic Peninsula they push warm water under the ice shelves. This helps explain the increased ice melt in this region that can lead trillion tonne ice shelves, like Larsen C, to break away from the continent. Colombia detects Two new Outbreak of Foot-and-mouth Disease Bogota, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Two new outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease which tends to complicate the infection panorama in the country, were detected in Colombia, according to an information spread here today by the Agriculture Ministry. Regional Climate Center Established in Barbados Bridgetown, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Barbados is now home of the first Regional Climate Center (RCC) in the Western hemisphere, according to the CARICOM secretariat. Wildfires in California Affect Thousands of People Washington, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Over 5,000 Californians have so far left their homes in the center of this US western state due to a huge wildfire which began three days ago and uncontrollable for firefighters. Costa Rican Minister Defends UN Comprehensive Vision of Development United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica''s Environment and Energy Minister, Edgar Gutierrez, has called today at the United Nations, to move towards sustainable development with a comprehensive vision that interweaves its economic, social and environmental dimensions. Heavy Rainfall Hits Istanbul Causing Million-Dollar Damage Istanbul, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The damage caused by heavy rains and floods in this city will cost around $60 million USD, according to preliminary estimates by insurance companies. Search for Missing People Due to Heavy Rains Continues in Japan Tokyo, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities are still searching for seven people missing due to heavy rains two weeks ago in the west of the country. Cuba to Solve Energy Needs with Solar Panels Havana, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are working to solve the country''s energy needs by installing solar panels, above all in faraway communities nationwide. Chinese Scientists to Develop Intelligent Drilling Systems Beijing, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese researchers, scientists and specialist are currently working on developing intelligent drilling systems with independent intellectual property rights, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announces today. South Asian Population Prone to Rare Genetic Diseases New Delhi, July 19 (Prensa Latina) A third of the South Asian population is more likely to suffer from rare genetic diseases than the rest of the world, as released by a study. Expert Alerts on Chikungunya Threat for Bangladeshi Capital Dhaka, July 19 (PL) At least 10 percent of the 18 million people in Dhaka are at risk of being infected by chikungunya despite Bangladeshi government health campaigns, an expert warned today. Debating Session on Agricultural Production in New Forum Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A session of debates on agricultural production and its real potentialities, will be the antecedent of the 10th Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation, known in Cuba as CITAtenas-2017, from October 24 to 27, said here the organizers Tuesday. USA: Three Republicans Refuse to Repeal Obamacare without Replacement Washington, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Three Republican senators announced today that they will vote against the process to repeal Obamacare, which represents the end for the Republican party''s efforts to abolish that health regulation. New Study Shows That Only About 25% Of Our DNA is Functional Washington,Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) University of Houston evolutionary biologist Dan Graur has published new calculations showing that a maximum of one-quarter of the human genome is functional. Intense Fire in Six Italian Regions Rome, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The number of requests for interventions received by the Unified Air Operational Center of the Department of Civil Protection for the extinction of forest fires in Italy rose to 16. New Model Projects an Increase in Dust Storms in the U.S.A Washington, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina)Could the storms that once engulfed the Great Plains in clouds of black dust in the 1930's once again wreak havoc in the U.S.? Cuban and Mexican Universities Sign Agreement on the Caribbean Basin Mexico, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Universities of Quintana Roo (UQROO) and Havana (UH) have signed an agreement to strengthen the curriculum of the Master´s of Applied Anthropology. Palestinians Call for a Day of Rage in Jerusalem Ramallah, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Al-Fatah Movement has called all Palestinians for a Day of Rage tomorrow to protest against the growing repression of Israeli occupying forces in East Jerusalem, particularly around the Al Aqsa mosque. Argentine Government Assists Areas Affected by Polar Wave 18 de julio de 2017, 12:11Buenos Aires, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine government has launched an assistance mechanism for that areas hit by a polar wave, especially in Patagonia, where a record temperature of -25 degrees was recorded in Bariloche. Legislative Steps in California to Fight Global Warming Washington, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The US state of California is currently having strict steps to fight global warming till 2030 thanks to the stance taken by local lawmakers. Cuba Hosts 4th International Festival of Social Communication Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Festival of Social Communication, a space for the exchange of experiences among professionals of this science, is taking place as of today at the Conference Center in this capital. Putin Highlights Russia's Aerospace Development at MAKS Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today highlighted the development of aerospace technology in his country, which has the potential to show the world, at the opening of the 12th International Aerospace Fair of Moscow (MAKS), being held at the Zhukovsky airport. Colombian President Honors Cuba's National Hero Havana, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos paid tribute today to the Cuban National Hero Jose Marti in the Memorial of the Revolution Square, accompanied by the Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra. Is this Gulf of Mexico Tubeworm the Longest Living Animal in World Washington,Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Large tubeworms living in the cold depths of the Gulf of Mexico may be among the longest living animals in the world. Poll: Philippinos Trust President Duterte Manila,Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Majority of Filipinos expressed their approval for the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte, Vice President Leni Robredo and other top national officials, according to a Pulse Asia survey released today. Canadian Gov't and Opposition Join Forces to Help Displaced Ottawa, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Public Security and Preparation for Emergencies Ralph Goodale, is joining their efforts to the ones by opposition leader Todd Doherty, with the aim to take care of the evacuated people by fires in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Dominica Alerts of Low Pressure System Roseau, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Commonwealth of Dominica have alerted people to the presence in the vicinity of the archipelago of a low pressure system moving southward. Climate Change Threatens Asia-Pacific Hanoi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) With a typhoon on the doorstep, a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was published here today that climate change could undermine the Asia-Pacific development. Congress of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians Begins in Cuba La Habana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Congress of the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Foresty Technicians (ACTAF), has begun today with the participation of about 300 delegates, who will previously pay tribute to the country''s phytosanitary workers. MPs to Focus on Chevron-Affected Areas in Ecuador Quito, July 17 (Prensa Latina) A mission of the European Parliament is continuing a visit to Ecuador so as to verify the damage caused by the US Multinational Energy Corporation Chevron (formerly Texaco), which is the reason for the trial carried out by the indigenous communities. China Welcomes Talks Proposal Between Pyongyang and Seoul Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China applauded today a proposal by the Republic of Korea to hold military talks and between Red Cross organizations with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), urging both sides to reach a consensus. 67-Percent US Citizens Rejects Trump's Twitter Habits Washington, July 17 (Prensa Latina) 67 percent of US citizens disapproved of President Donald Trump''s unconventional Twitter habits to comunicate with the people, according to ABC News and The Washington Post. Cuban Women Live Longer But Are Less Healthy, Study Says Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Senior women in Cuba feel less healthy compared to men, a situation similar to that of other countries ranging from biological to cultural features, according to a recent study published here. Civilian Casualties Rise in Syria and Iraq During Trump's Government Washington, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The number of civilian casualties in the Coalition air raid against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq has significantly increased since US President Donald Trump´s Inauguration, according to a report released today. Argentina: Infant Mortality Increased in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Infant mortality in Buenos Aires increased from 6.0 in 2015 to 7.2 percent in 2016, in a great part, because of the loss of adquisitive power by the most vulnerable sectors, said a report by local entity Fundación Soberanía Sanitaria. Drug Cartels Battles Spark Off Violence and Insecurity in Cancun Mexico, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Cancun, one of Mexico´s main tourist resorts, is currently experiencing unprecedented high-levels of violence and insecurity caused by battles between drug cartels. Number of Indians Affected by Rains Continues to Rise New Delhi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Monsoon rains have so far caused nearly 90 deaths and affected two million people in India, today reported official sources. Somalia is in Its Third Week of an Internet Blackout Mogadiscio,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The internet has been down in Somalia since June 24, when an anchor from a Swiss-owned ship, MSC Alice, cut the single fibre cable that links Somalia to the rest of the world. China -Blue Alert For Typhoon Talas Beijing, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) China''s national observatory today renewed a blue alert for typhoon Talas, which is expected to hit Hainan Province and the Beibu Gulf. South Sudan Admits Launching Offensives in Rebel Stronghold Abuja,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan government admitted that its forces launched offensives to take control of Pagak, a stronghold of rebels loyal to former First Vice-President Riek Machar. British Government Considers Life Sentences For Acid Attacks London,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The British government is set to launch a review on tougher sentencing for perpetrators of acid attacks after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said those found guilty should ''feel the full force of the law.'' Senegal: Eight Dead,Many Injured in Senegal Football Stadium Stampede Dakar, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Eight people have been killed during a Senegal football league final in Dakar in a stampede that broke out following clashes at the end of the match,local media reported. Fire in Eastern China Kills 22, Injures 3 Beijing,Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) At least 22 people were killed and three others wounded after a house caught fire in China''s eastern Jiangsu Province today, according to reports. 90% of Drinking Water in Karachi is Unfit For Human Consumption Islamabad, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Up to 90 percent of water supplied in Karachi, a city of 20 million,is unfit for human consumption due to the presence of bacterial contamination, revealed a report on Saturday. Jamaica Urges the Caribbean to Research into Health Security Gaps Kingston, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica''s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett urged the Caribbean today to analyze the gaps in health security as a key area for the development of tourism in the region, said today The Observer newspaper. Patagonia Sea and Land, New Chilean Environmental Perspective By Fausto Triana Mexico to Host Summit on Cancer Mexico, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will host the World Leaders Summit on Cancer 2017, Cities Leading the Change, a venue to contribute reaching the target of reducing by 25 percent the deaths due to that illness in 2025, it was known today. Climate Change May Make it Too Hot to Fly, Study Says Washington, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The rise of the temperatures caused by global warming will bring up problems for the taking off of planes in the next decades, predicted a study made by the University of Columbia, published today. State Budget 2016 Guaranteed Social Services in Cuba Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban state budget managed to guarantee the financial demands for social services while supporting the funding required in the productive sphere, noted the Minister of Finance and Prices, Lina Pedraza. Fishermen Angry as Fukushima Releases Radioactive Water into Ocean Tokyo, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Fishermen and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. Mexico Conducts a Census of Homeless Persons in the Capital Mexico, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) About 1,600 brigade members from the Social Development Secretariat have conducted a census of homeless population 2017, in 16 delegations of Mexico City, was announced here today. Drugs and Weapons Occupied in South African Airport Pretoria, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening or reinforcment of security measures at Johannesburg''s or Tambo International Airport began to show results with the capture of about 200 kilograms of cocaine and a shipment of automatic rifles, it was reported today. Ravens, Like Humans and Apes, Can Plan For The Future Washington,Jul 14 (Prensa Latina)All of us know how tough it can be to delay gratification. But human civilization was built around our supposedly unique ability to planâ€''to anticipate future needs and sacrifice now to reap the rewards later. British Police Frustrates Five Terror Attacks in the Last Weeks London, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The London Metropolitan Police (MET) frustrated 5 terrorist attacks in the last weeks in the United Kingdom, some of them just about to be perpetrated, as confirmed by MET chief Cressida Dick Friday. US Activist Calls to Increase Pressure Against Blockade of Cuba New York, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Ike Nahem, coordinator of solidarity with Cuba in New York, has called today to increase pressure in the United States and the world against the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade to the island. Buenos Aires Professors Ratify Struggle After Rejecting Proposal Buenos Aires, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Buenos Aires professors, member of the Union of Education Workers (UTE), have ratified today a fight plan after rebuffing the local Executive´s proposal to increase the salary by 21.5 percent, which they term it as insufficient. South African Doctors Trained in Cuba Graduate in KwaZulu-Natal Pretoria, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) About 70 South African doctors who studied in Cuba were graduated today at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, at a ceremony presided over by Deputy Health Minister of this country, Joe Phaahla, and Cuba''s Ileana Morales. Nearly 2 Million People Affected by Rains in North Eastern India New Delhi, July 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 85 people were killed and nearly 2 million are affected by monsoon rains in North Eastern India, today reported the authorities. Costa Rican Peninsula of Nicoya Moves 11 Milimeters a Year San Jose, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The peninsula of Nicoya moves 11 milimeters a year, going northwest, according to a test made by the National Seismologic Net of Costa Rica (RSN) and the Universities of Costa Rica and Indiana, Pennsylvania, US. Cuban Parliamentarians Discuss Computerization Policy Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians were informed today on the new policy of computerization of the society, from its implementation to the first results of this project, which has a high economic and social impact for the country. Congo Deputy Prime Minister in Angola to Talk of Refugees Situation Luanda, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, She Leonare Oshintudu, arrived in Angola today for a tripartite meeting on the situation of refugees in this country. Cuban Foreign Minister Welcomes UN Human Rights Expert Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla welcomed the United Nations independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, Virginia Dandan Thursday, at the Cuban Foreign Ministry headquarters. Chile to Request Extradition of Dictatorship Assassin in USA Santiago de Chile, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court gave green light to the petition to the United States to extradite Armando Fernandez Larios, ex-Army officer accused of participation in several assassinations. USA Preventing Inspection of Chemicals Weapons in Syria, Says Russia Moscow, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The United States by all means tries to prevent the sending of experts to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria, denounced today Mikhail Ulianov, director of the arms control department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Cameroon: Death Toll From Terror Attack Rises to 19 Yaunde, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the double bombing in northern Cameroon rose to 19 today, after accounts from authorized sources. China Becomes World's Second Largest Medicine Consumer Beijing, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) China has become the second largest consumer of medicine in the world, and the world''s biggest exporter of bulk pharmaceuticals, it was reported here today. Monsoon Hits Northeastern India New Delhi, July 13 (Prensa Latina) Monsoon rains are today hitting northeastern India, where nearly 60 people were killed and hundreds of thousands were affected by the weather. Panama on Alert for Increased Rate of Sexually Transmitted Infections 13 de julio de 2017, 00:18Panama, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Statistical data issued by the Ministry of Health indicated that 1,586 new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) were reported in 2016 in Panama, out of that total 974 people tested positive for HIV and 613 people for AIDS. Chile: Alarm because of Giant Iceberg Detachment 12 de julio de 2017, 17:42Santiago de Chile, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The detachment of a giant iceberg weighing a billion tons caused alarm in the environmemntal organization Greenpeace Chile Wednesday. Syrian Army Recaptures Important Oil Field in Homs Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army was able to recaptured control over the oil field of Al Heil, in the province of Homs, about 200 kilometers from the capital, reported military sources today. Search for Missing People Due to Heavy Rains Continues in Japan Tokyo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities are still searching for 20 people missing due to heavy rains last week in the west of the country. Four Suicide Bombers Kill 19 in Nigeria Abuja, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Four suicide bombers from the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram killed 19 people in attacks on the civil defense personnel, reported the police today. New Coin Celebrates 150 Years of Ceylon Tea in Sri Lanka Colombo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued today a commemorative coin with a face value of Rs 10 to celebrate the 150 years of Ceylon tea, recognizing its contribution to the national economy. 2 Soldiers Killed, 11 Injured in Friendly Airstrike in S. Philippines Manila,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) An airstrike on terrorists militants holed up in the southern Philippine city of Marawi mistakenly killed two soldiers and wounded 11 others today, a military spokesman said. South Africa-Cuba Academic Committee Meets in Durban Pretoria, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The South African-Cuba Academic Committee is meeting today and tomorrow in Durban, a South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, prior the graduation on Friday of a group of young people from that country who studied medicine in that Caribbean nation. New Marine Review Shows Impact of Cliimate Change in Oceans London,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Alredy 60 percent of Oceans show signs of climate change impact like acidification and heat of the waters, according to a study of Oxford University. First Woman Appointed Manager of Iran Air Hits Headlines Tehrán, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Government, social and news circles of Iran highlighted today as a sign of progress of the Islamic Revolution the appointment of Farzaneh Sharafbafi as the first woman to manage the national airline Iran Air. Syria Hosts Information Technology Fair Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A fair specialized in information technology was opened today in Damascus in the presence of 30 national companies and more than 100 new and innovative brands. India Launches Family Planning Campaign New Delhi, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ministry of Health today launched a family planning campaign aimed at slowing the growth of the country''s population, inhabited by more than 1,3 billion people. Cuban Parliament Discusses Epidemiological Situation in the Country 11 de julio de 2017, 15:07Havana Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The epidemiological situation in Cuba is favorable, but there are vulnerabilities in some territories to confront the arbovirosis, confirm Cuban Public Health Minister, Roberto Morales. Heat Wave in Japan Kills Six People and Sends Thousands to Hospitals 11 de julio de 2017, 15:00Tokyo, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) At least six people died and more than 4,000 were hospitalized in Japan, due to the heat wave recorded last week, the Fire Department reported today. Canadian Commissioner Marilyn Poitras Resigns 11 de julio de 2017, 13:36Ottawa,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) One of the five commissioners appointed by the federal Liberal government to preside over the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has resigned, saying she could not accept the way the process has been organized. Canada Wildfires: 14,000 People Evacuated in British Colombia 11 de julio de 2017, 13:00Ottawa, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 14,000 people are under evacuation orders as firefighters battle more than 231 wildfires covering 320 square kilometres in the B.C. Interior. Colombia Welcomes UN Verification Commission 11 de julio de 2017, 11:53Bogota, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Different sectors of the Colombian society, led by the government, are now grateful for the establishment of a second UN verification commission, approved by the UN Security Council. Turkey Tests Cuban Vaccine to Fight Cancer Ankara, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Turkey started testing with 39 patients from five hospitals the Cuban vaccine to fight lung cancer, Racotumomab, whose commercial name is Vaxira, T24 news website posted. Bangladesh Capital on Alert for Chikungunya Outbreak 11 de julio de 2017, 07:42Dacca, July 11 (Prensa Latina) With staff training and the opening of health care facilities, Bangladeshi medical authorities began a campaign to fight Chikungunya virus that is threatening to expand in the capital. Over 1,2 Million People Affected by Monsoon in Indian State 11 de julio de 2017, 07:41New Delhi, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains that hit much of the northeastern Indian state of Assam have so far left 33 dead and more than 1,2 million people affected, today reported official sources. 35-kg Tumor Removed from Woman's Uterus in Nepal 11 de julio de 2017, 07:14Kathmandu, July 11 (Prensa Latina) A Nepali medical team successfully removed a tumor weighing 35 kilograms from a woman''s uterus, which is considered the first such surgery performed in the country, today reported The Himalayan Times. US Senatorial Republicans to Present New Bill on Health Care 11 de julio de 2017, 00:26Washington, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) US Senator John Cornyn asserted that the republicans in the Senate wanted to present a new bill on health care in the coming days, with the purpose of putting it to the vote next week. Model Based on Meteorology to Prevent Dengue Fever Developed 11 de julio de 2017, 00:24Madrid, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists developed a model based on weather reports or predictions to early detect the cases of dengue fever, said a study by the Barcelona Global Health Institute (ISGlobal). Cuban Scientists Alert on Risks of Pregnancy for Adolescents 10 de julio de 2017, 17:34Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The pregnancy rate in the Cuban adolescents comes up to 52 20-year-old minors for every thousand persons, in spite of the measures taken to reduce it, reported today the director of the Mother -Child Program (PAMI), Roberto Álvarez. Canadian Armed Forces Supporting Emergency Response to Wildfires B.C Ottawa,Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have sent air assets, liaison and personnel to support the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires in British Columbia. S.O.S. Asian Elephants By Alberto Salazar Gutierrez Philippines-Death Toll in Marawi Conflict Breaches 500 Mark Manila, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Armed Forces of the Philippines today reported that the number of fatalities in Marawi since the pro-ISIS Maute group attacked government troops on May 23 has breached the 500 mark,according to Army General Restituto Padilla. About 58.7 Percent of Children Under 17 Are Poor in Argentina Buenos Aires, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) About 58.7 percent of children under 17 years old are living in structural poverty, according to a report from the Childhood Social Debt, dependent on the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA). France Plans to Close About 17 Nuclear Reactors Paris, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The French government announced today the closure of up to 17 nuclear reactors in order to comply with an energy transition law, announced today the French Minister for Ecological Transition, Nicolas Hulot. Fast-Spinning Star Has A Planet That Shouldn't Exist Berlín, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) An international team of researchers has discovered an extremely peculiar planetary system, where a warm, massive gas giant planet is orbiting an incredibly fast-spinning star. According to physics, this planet shouldn''t exist. But the planet itself doesn''t care what we think. Egypt Imposes Curfew in Sinai Towns Cairo, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail decreed a curfew in the cities of El Arish and Rafah, north of the Sinai peninsula near the Gaza Strip. Spain Develops Model Based on Meteorology to Prevent Dengue Madrid, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists have developed a model based on the weather forecast to detect early cases of dengue fever, confirmed a research of the Barcelona Global Health Institute (IS Global). Evils Are Eroding the Mexican Society Mexico, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Among the evils that erode the Mexican society are involved the increase of homicides, extortion, kidnapping and business robbery, assured analysts of the Mexican Crime Gauche (SD). China Concludes Extraction of Ice Fuel Test Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts concluded a extraction test of gas hydrate, known as fuel ice, another major breakthrough today in this nation''s quest for alternative energy sources. Anti-polio Vaccination Campaign Begins in Pakistan Islamabad, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s health authorities today began a massive campaign to vaccinate more than 10,4 million children against poliomyelitis in order to eradicate the country''s disease. Mexico: Reservoir of Edible Moshroom of Healing Properties Mexico, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is the second largest reservoir of edible wild mushrooms in the world, confirmed researchers at the Postgraduate College (Colpos) in Texcoco. Convention on Environment in Cuba Ratifies Actions Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Convention on Environment and Development has reaffirmed Cuba''s actions in favor of the environment to deal with climate change and other pressing problems, Granma newspaper reported today. Venezuela Lauds Merits of Mission Miracle after 13 Years Caracas, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) As an initiative by the historic leaders of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and Cuba, Fidel Castro, Mission Miracle, a social program created 13 years ago, has returned visual health to millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Rains Affect Over 450,000 People in Northeastern India New Delhi, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) At least 22 people have been killed and over 450,000 have been affected by heavy rains in the Indian northeastern state of Assam, where half of the country is hit by the monsoon, official sources reported today. Renewable Energy, A way to the Future Teyuné Díaz Díaz * Mongolia First Satellite Starts Operations in Space Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mazaalai, the first satellite of Mongolia, will begin its operations in space today, offering high resolution images of the Earth at an altitude of 400 kilometers and will broadcast national anthems and Mongolian signals. UN Adopts Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Around 130 countries adopted a treaty today banning nuclear weapons, a multilateral instrument negotiated without the participation of States possessing such devices, by consensus at the United Nations. Shingles Increases Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke Washington,Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Contracting shingles, a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, increases a person''s risk of stroke and heart attack, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. WHO Warns on Increased Resistance to Antibiotics Geneva, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of an increase in antibiotic resistance to the contagious gonorrhea disease, which affects 78 million people worldwide. China Ends Structure of World's Longest Cross-Sea Bridge Beijing, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The main structure of world''s longest cross-sea bridge linking the southern Zhuhai prefecture with the special administrative regions of China, Hong Kong and Macao, finished today, bridge builders said. India Declared Bird Flu-Free New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) India has declared itself free of bird flu, a move that will help it resume exporting poultry products to several countries that banned the purchase earlier this year, today announced the Agriculture Ministry. Cuban System of Environmental Information Almost Ready Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Experts of the Institute of Tropical Geography (IGT in Spanish) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (Citma), lead a project to create the system of environmental information of Cuba 2017-2021. Canadian Scientists Create Sensor to Detect Cancer Cells Ottawa, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Canadian scientists have announced the development of a portable sensor that will allow surgeons to accurately detect all cancer cells in real time during brain, colon, skin and lung operations, according to the press. Caribbean with Highest Rate of Mortality in America St George, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean has the highest rate of mortality in America regarding non-communicable diseases (NCD), with more than 40 percent in people younger than 70 years old, said today local media. More than 2.5 Million Angolans Vaccinated against Yellow Fever Luanda, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 2.5 million Angolan citizens have been vaccinated against the yellow fever, as a result of the seventh stage of the vaccination campaign against that disease, official sources reported today. European Investigators Warn of Link Between Cancer and Alcohol Austria, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) To drink more than 4 drinks of alcohol every day may cause or provoke liver, pancreas and gastric cancer, said a study of the Committee of Public Affairs of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG). New Tropical Depression Taking Shape in Central Atlantic Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Meteorology Institute (ISMET) Prediction Center highlighted today in its website the formation of a new tropical depression in the central Atlantic, the fourth this season. Europe Carries Out Final BepiColombo Tests for 2018 Mission Amsterdam, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The European spacecraft BepiColombo is currently undergoing final testing in launch configuration, prior to being shipped to the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana next March for a scheduled October 2018 launch. Calm Lakes on Titan Could Mean Smooth Landing for Future Space Probes Washington,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina ) The lakes of liquid methane on Saturn''s moon, Titan, are perfect for paddling but not for surfing. Cuban Cultural Fair Arte en la Rampa Begins Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the cultural fair Arte en la Rampa (Arts at La Rampa) begins today at the cultural center Pabellon Cuba, in this capital, with the participation of more than 100 exhibitors. Cuba to Create Environmental Information System Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the Institute of Tropical Geography (IGT) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), lead a project to create the environmental information system of Cuba 2017-2021, reported today Granma newspaper. Terror Threat Level At 3 in Brussels Brussels,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Belgium security forces have increase the operation that started on Monday as to capture several islamic terorists linked to pplots in this country,according to a high ranking official. Vietnam Strongly Condemns Beheading of 2 Citizens in Philippines Manila,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Embassy of Vietnam in Manila today called on the Philippine government to ''properly punish'' those behind the beheading of two Vietnamese nationals in Mindanao. Shocking Case of Indigestion in Supermassive Black Hole 06 de julio de 2017, 12:08London,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina)A multi-wavelength study of a pair of colliding galaxies has revealed the cause of a supermassive black hole's case of ''indigestion''. Cuba Strongly Rejects Resolution Adopted by European Parliament Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly considers ''unacceptable'' the resolution on the Caribbean island adopted by the European Parliament on July 5, in a statement issued by its Committee on International Relations. Strong Quake Hits Central Philippines 06 de julio de 2017, 11:57Manila, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) A 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed at least 2 person and injured 100 in the central Philippines today, with at least five more people trapped inside a collapsed commercial building, officials said. Dairy of 'Che' Guevara Translated to Azeri Language Baku, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The dairy of guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara is today among the books translated into Azeri language by the Translation Center under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic. Zambia in State of Emergency due to Fire in Lusaka Pretoria, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Zambia woke up today in a State of Emergency after a fire that partially destroyed the largest market in Lusaka and amid growing political tensions in that country, South African media reported. Over 400,000 Affected by Rains in Eastern Indian State 06 de julio de 2017, 07:28New Delhi, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Heavy monsoon rains have caused over 400,000 victims in the Indian northeastern state of Assam, where about 20,000 hectares of arable land and 900 villages are flooded, today reported official sources. Cuban Congress of Forestry Technicians Promotes Agroecology Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Agro-ecology as a method of obtaining healthy products will be promoted by the 5th Congress of the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians (Actaf), which will be held this month, its organizers reported Wednesday. Countries in the Gulf of Mexico Should Work Together, Says Experts Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The Gulf of Mexico is just an single ecosystem, although it is part of three countries and scientists from those nations should work together for its preservation, Argentinian expert Victoria Ramenzoni asserted today. Two Civilians Die in Afghanistan Due to Missile Attack Kabul, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) At least two civilians were killed and one was wounded Wednesday in the west of this capital, after the impact of a missile in a housing area, informed the Ministry of the Interior of Afghanistan. Giant Crocodrile Had Teeth Like a T. Rex Washington,Jul 5 Prensa Latina) Researchers have described new fossils belonging to an extinct crocodile-like creature that had a set of serrated teeth like those of a T. rex. Menstruation Does Not Affect Cognitive Function, Study Finds Barn Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Abdominal cramps, mood swings, and sore breasts are just some of the bothersome symptoms that can accompany menstruation. However, contrary to popular belief, brain fog is one symptom that is unlikely to arise at that time of the month. Japan's Population Falls For Eighth Straight Year Tokyo,Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s population, excluding foreign residents, fell last year at the fastest pace since the current survey started in 1968 as the number of births fell below 1 million, government data showed Wednesday. Austria Plays Down Spat With Italy Over Border Controls Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Austria today played down a dispute with Italy over possible controls at their shared border, saying Rome had misunderstood its intentions when it spelled out military preparations for any future influx of migrants. Plane With Five People On Board Crashes In Eastern Indonesia Jakarta,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) A small plane carrying five people went down in Papua province of eastern Indonesia today, and rescue operation has been undertaken, a national search and rescue spokeperson said. Huge Ice Block About to Break Away From Antarctica London,Jul 5(Prensa Latina)A very huge sheet of ice is expected to break away from Antarctica''s mainland in the coming weeks due to rapidly warming sea water, UK scientists have warned. Syria Opens Exhibition on Red Cross Works 05 de julio de 2017, 10:57Damascus, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the start of humanitarian work in Syria by the International Red Cross in cooperation with the Arab Red Crescent was inaugurated today in this capital. Cuba Implements Actions to Strengthen Protected Area System Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is implementing an action plan until 2020 to strengthen the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP), according to Granma daily. China, Cuba Review Progress in Biotechnology Beijing, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) China and Cuba have reviewed progress in biotechnology cooperation in the framework of the 10th China Bioindustry Convention and the first Guangzhou International Biological Forum. El Niño Causes Social Disintegration in Swaziland, Study Reveals Pretoria, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The severe drought that hit Swaziland in 2016 has caused an increase in prostitution and rape within families, and the abandonment of children by parents who had to move in search of jobs, it was reported here today. Cape Town Continues under Intense Drought Pretoria, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The South African city of Cape Town is undergoing a severe drought that has forced its authorities to impose strict restrictions in water use, SA News reported. Protected Areas, A Solution to Environmental Challenges, Says Expert Havana, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Protected areas are natural solutions to the global challenges related to climate change, the director of National Natural Parks in Colombia, Julia Miranda, said today. Italy-Austria Tension Over Border Troops at Brenner Pass Rome, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina)Italy has summoned Austria''s ambassador after the government in Vienna announced it was ready to deploy border troops to block any migrant influx. Dengue Outbreak in Sri Lanka Kills 225 People This Year Colombo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 225 people have died in Sri Lanka this year due to what is considered the deadliest dengue outbreak in that island, health officials reported today. Cuba Undertakes Actions to Protect Sea Turtle Ciego de Avila. Cuba, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The sea turtle festival in the town of Júcaro, south of this city, involved an important practice to preserve the species in the Jardines de la Reina National Park in the Cuban central region. Bolivia Allocated 554 Million For Social Security Bond for Children La Paz, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 554 million dollars allocated the Bolivian government to pay the Juancito Pinto bonus to students of primary and secondary school to avoid them leaving schools,according to data from the ministries of education and finance published here today. Study Sheds New Light on Extinction Risk in Mammals Washington,Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Researchers have long assumed that habitat fragmentation contributes to extinction risk for animals, but until now, they have not been able to measure it for a major group of animals on a global scale. Nigerian Army Announces the Surrender of 700 Armed Terrorists Juba, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina)Commanders and other leaders are among the more than 700 members of the Boko Haram armed group who handed in their weapons a few hours ago, announced the Nigerian army in a communique circulated here today. FAO Conference Examines Food and Agriculture Rome, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The current state of food and agriculture in the context of the debate on climate change and food security is today the agenda of the fortieth FAO conference. Protected Areas and Natural History Museums at Cubambiente 2017 La Habana, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The management and protection of natural areas in Latin America focus here today the 11th International Convention on Environment and Development, which will discuss on environment until Friday. Floods Forced Evacuation of Almost 1 Million Residents in C. China Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Torrential rains have unleashed widespread floods in Hunan, Central China, forcing the evacuation of 964,000 residents in Changsha, the provincial capital, and surrounding areas, local authorities reported. Pakistan to Launch New Anti-polio Vaccination Campaign Islamabad, July 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 10 million children will be vaccinated against polio as part of a targeted campaign launched today by the Pakistani government in vulnerable areas to eradicate the disease. Indian Astronomers Discover 25 Giant Radio Galaxies New Delhi, July 4 (Prensa Latina) A group of Indian astronomers discovered 25 extremely rare radio galaxies, the largest ones known in the universe, specialized sources reported here today. Cuban Chamber of Commerce Wants to Keep on Working with US Firms Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba expressed its ''permanent rediness to keep on working with US entities and firms'' in its Monday declaration in this capital. Amazing Elevator Has No Cables and Moves Sideways Berlin,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) German Engineering firm ThyssenKrup has created an elevator that operates horizontally as well as vertically and without cables,according to Stern. Iran Able to Present Successful Plans for Environmental Issues Teherán,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Iranian Department of Environment (DoE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said today that Iran is able to introduce successful plans, such as reforestation and lake revival, whose example is the Lake Urmia, to counter particles pollution. One Thousand Hectares Burned In Forest Fire in Turkey Istambul, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina)Amid a heat wave that has affected the whole country, a forest fire that broke out near Turkey''s third largest city Izmir has entered its third day, threatening the water flow of the city and its surrounding districts due to the damage it caused in power lines leading to a dam that serves as the city''s main water supply. Illiteracy, a Ballast to Jamaican Agriculture, Experts Say Kingston, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Illiteracy among Jamaican farmers is the main impediment for agricultural development, local community expert Paul Bernard said. Qatari FM Visits Kuwait and Responds to Demands From Four Countries Kuwait, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s foreign minister, Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, arrived in Kuwait today to deliver a response to the demands presented by four Arab countries as a condition to reestablish diplomatic relations, which were severed on June 5. Cuban Doctors Assist Thousands of Patients at Bolivian Fair By Carmen Esquivel Sarria Largest Indian Mangrove Forest Jeopardized by Climate Change New Delhi, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Climate change and increased sea level represent a serious threat to the Sunderbans in India, the largest mangrove forest cover in the world, said a research issued today in this city. The Bay of Havana and the Risk of Waste Oils Havana (Prensa Latina) Waste oils are a real danger to human, animal and plant life and also damage the environment. Scientists Find Evidence of a Mysterious Skull Cult in Turkish Temple Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Archaeologists have discovered what seem to be the remains of a ''skull cult'' in an ancient ritual site in southeast Turkey. Manila Drug Enforcement Claims Success in Duterte Drug War Manila,Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) considers the government''s war against illegal drugs a ''success'' during President Rodrigo Duterte''s first year in office. Cuban Journalists Prepare X Congress Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) are preparing the 10th Congress of that organization, in the VIII Plenary Session of its National Committee, which takes place today in Havana. Syrian Army Completely Frees Road Between Raqqa and Hama Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units supported by the Hezbollah Allied forces and Iraqi brigades managed to control the entire road between Raqqa and Hama, military sources reported today. Santiago de Cuba Remembers its Revolutionary Martyrs Santiago de Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The people of Santiago de Cuba evoked the memory of the young revolutionaries killed 60 years ago in the intersection of Marti Avenue and Crombet Street in this city, where three young men were shot to death, because they were opposed to the distatorship of the then president Fulgencio Batista. Cuba Highlights Value of Communication for Development Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Gladys Bejerano, General Comptroller of the Republic of Cuba, has stressed the need to ensure timely, adequate and fluid communication in all scenarios, to ensure the success of the national development model. Trees in Senegal Increased for Great Green Wall Dakar, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Senegal is currently the most developed African country in the Great Wall of Africa, a project that seeks to halt desertification in the continent. G-20 Must Increase Investments to Halt Climate Change Berlin, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Most G20 economies lack sufficient financial resources to halt global warming because renewable energy investments must be twofold through 2035, said a research today. WHO Declares Liberia Free of Ebola 29 de junio de 2017, 16:02Monrovia, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared today the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia. This announcement comes 42 days after the last confirmed Ebola patient in Liberia tested negative for the disease for the second time. Ethiopians Returning Home After Saudi Amnesty Expired Addis Abeba,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Ethiopians are still stuck in Saudi Arabia after a 90-day amnesty for undocumented migrants expired on Tuesday without all of them leaving, the Ethiopian government has said. H2-Oh! Scientists Show Water Can Exist as Two Different Liquids Washington,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Water is one of the most fundamental molecules on Earth, and yet scientists are only just beginning to wrap their heads around how bizarre the substance really is. Antarctica's Ice Free Areas to Increase by 25 Percent by 2100: Study London,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Areas of Antarctica devoid of ice could increase by up to 25 percent by the end of the century because of climate change, leading to drastic changes in the continent''s biodiversity, according to new research. Cholera Kills Nearly 200 People in South Sudan in 2017 Juba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 200 people have died in southern Sudan from cholera this year, a situation aggravated by the outbreak reported in Namurunynag, east Equatoria state. Are Smartphones Making Us Stupid? Washington,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Cognitive capacity and overall brain power are significantly reduced when your smartphone is within glancing distanceâ€''even if it''s turned off and face downâ€''according to a recent study. ALBA-TCP Demands Condemnation of Use of Violence in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Treaty of Peoples'' Trade (Alba-TCP) demanded international condemnation of the use of violence as a political weapon to overthrow legitimate and democratically elected governments. Syrian Army Advances East of the Country Damascus, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Al Taha regiment of the Syrian special forces seized control of the major oil well Dreihem from the Islamic State or Daesh in Arabic, military sources reported. Unemployment Affects Science, Technology Specialists in Mexico Mexico, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 42 percent of professionals in science and technology in Mexico are unemployed, revealed today a report by the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt). Cuba: Blind Tasting Contests in Varadero 2017 Gourmet International Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The blind tasting contests of Cuban rums; cocktails, beers and taps; New cocktails; and Cuban Classics, close their respective competitions here today at the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017. Venezuela Denounces Theft of Deadly Biological Material for Humans Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, denounced the theft of deadly biological material for humans in a terrorist attack to the National Institute of Comprehensive Agricultural Health (Insai). China Unveils Locally Built Marine Research Vessel Beijing, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) - China unveiled a new locally built marine geological survey vessel in south China''s Guangdong Province, it was reported here today. Varadero Gourmet-Art and Science in Molecules to Create Unique Drinks Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Molecular Mixology represents an ingenious procedure that combines today science and art to create unique drinks, through the fusion of flavors and textures. Latin America,Caribbean Now Emerge as Aging Regions Asuncion, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Latin America and the Caribbean are close to become aging regions, so countries must promote public policies in this regard, is the consensus in the Conference sponsored by ECLAC and the Paraguayan government, dedicated to the issue in those geographical areas that are developed here. On this day, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will present in this forum the document Rights of the elderly. Challenges for interdependence and autonomy. Cuba Hosts 2nd International Vernian Congress Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) With the analysis of the influence of renowned French writer, Julio Verne, in literature and other artistic expressions, the 2nd International Congress on his life and work continues today in this capital. Alert on Imminent Death of Tens of Thousands of Somali Children Mogadishu, 29 Jun (Prensa Latina) Tens of thousands of children are in imminent danger of death in this country because of malnutrition, a humanitarian organization said in a statement today. About 14 Hurricanes Are Forecast during Current Season in Mexico Mexico, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 14 hurricanes might hit the Gulf, Mexican Caribbean and Pacific coastlines this year, researchers at the Institute of Geophysics of the National Autonomous University of Mexico are forecasting today. Cuba Calls on UNESCO for Commitment to Fight Climate Change Paris, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called on UNESCO for a greater commitment by all states to face climate change and recalled the serious implications of this phenomenon for the planet, diplomatic sources said today. Cuban Doctors to Offer Free Consultations in Bolivian Health Fair 29 de junio de 2017, 04:36La Paz, Jun 29 jun (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Medical Brigade in Bolivia will offer free medical attention during the comprehensive Health Fair scheduled for July 1 and 2 in the department of Tarija, announced today its organizers. Alert Raised for Lethal Drug in Houston, USA Washington, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) A dangerous drug that can be consumed in Houston, Texas, raised the alert of authorities, said today the local media. Egypt: Alert on New Computer Virus Cairo, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) A supervising organization with experience in computer security working for the Egyptian Ministers Council, issued a national alert Wednesday on new malignant virus (or computer malignant program) PETYA, which got world spread in the last days. UN Supports Efforts in Yemen to Fight Cholera United Nations, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations confirmed Wednesday that three planes with 36 tons of medical supplies have arrived in Yemen, to fight the epidemic of cholera affecting already more than 200,000 cases, of which 1,300 have already died. Plan to Decommission Ikata No.1 Reactor Approved in Japan Tokyo,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s nuclear regulators have approved a roughly 40-year plan to decommission an aging nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture, in western Japan. UNESCO Defends Main Role of Education in 2030 Agenda United Nations, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, defended today the main role of education in the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Italy Notifies Migration Emergency Situation Rome, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Italian government informed the European Commission today that it has reached the limit of its ability to manage the growing flow of migrants and announced the possibility of prohibiting new landings. China Applies Strategy to Respond to Cyber Attacks Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) China approved a plan aimed at improving the management of cyber security incidents, in order to avoid and reduce damages, protect public interest and safeguard national security and social order, underlined the source here today. AIDS Drug Tested in Patients in Kenya Nairobi, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) At least 20,000 AIDS patients in Kenya are currently receiving a generic version of the new drug against the disease, making it the first African country to use it. Chinese-Cuban Sugarcane Harvester Works Successfully Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Eight CCA5 sugarcane harvesters, a model designed by specialists from China and Cuba, have reportedly successfully completed three years of work following this year sugar harvest. Life Above The Clouds in the Andes, 7,000 Years Ago London,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) In the Andes Mountains of Peru, the air is gaspingly thin, the climate harsh. US Gov't Sanctions Fourth Company in 2017 to Worsen Blockade Against Cuba Washington, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The US Treasury Department has imposed four fines this year on companies of this country and abroad for alleged violations of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. Mexican Population Grew More Than One Million Persons In One Year Mexico, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican population has grown one percent in one year, equivalent to 1,200,000 inhabitants, and reached 122,300,000 people by late 2016, it was reported today. Europe Hit by Cyberattack that Could Be Linked to US Oslo, June 28 (Prensa Latina) Although the Petya virus appears to be contained today, companies and governments around the world are still alarmed by the impact of this computer attack, which appears to be related to the United States National Security Agency. Colloquium on US Scientific Museums links with Cuba Havana, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The history regarding scientific relations between the Cuba´s natural history museums and New York´s, dating back over 160 years, will be exhibited at a colloquium to be held next week. UN Reiterates Concern by Progress of Cholera in Yemen United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations reiterated its concern because of the progress of cholera in Yemen, a country where more than 200,000 cases and 1,300 fatal victims, have been reported. A New Virus Attack is Infecting Airlines, Banks, Utilities in Europe Oslo,Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month''s WannaCry attack. Lab Grown Human Colons Made Out of Stem Cells Washington, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate human embryonic colons in a laboratory that function much like natural human tissues when transplanted into mice, according to new research,published in Cell Stem Cell. Two Alpinists Go Missing on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' Islamabad, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Due to bad weather those who were attempting to climb world''s ninth highest mountain Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters above sea level) returned to base camp. Syrian President Visits Russian Base in Latakia Damascus, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly visited the Russian base in Hmeymim, Latakia, about 300 kilometers northwest of Damascus. Havana Now Has Jose Marti's Academic Record Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Archives of Cuba is currently keeping a facsimile of the academic record of National Hero, Jose Marti, corresponding to the period in which he studied at the Central University of Madrid. Dutch Scientists Celebrate Rare Meteorite Find in the Netherlands Amsterdam, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Dutch scientists celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system. Syrian Refugees in Turkey Exceed 3 Million Ankara, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish authorities presented their latest report on the number of refugees in the country, published today by the daily Birgün, and in the case of Syrian nationals, it exceeded 3 million. Drug Use Among Mexican Adolescents Has Doubled Mexico, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The use of illegal drugs among adolescents has doubled in the last five years in Mexico, according to data from the National Survey of Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption (Encodat 2016) released today. Israel Attacks Localities Inside the Gaza Strip Gaza, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Israel bombed today two positions of the Hamas movement inside the Gaza Strip in response of a previous attack with rockets which were allegedly originated inside the besieged coastal Palestinian enclave. Barbados Calls to Reduce Health Costs Bridgetown, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Barbadian Health Minister, Danville Inniss, has made a call today to reduce the country''s high hospital costs. Technological Influence on Tourism Analized in Cuba Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) About 60 journalists who are participating in the 12th International Seminar on Journalism and Tourism, are discussing today the influence of information technologies in this sector. Sea Level to Damage Two Billion People by 2100 Washington, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Near two billion people might turn into refugees due to the climate, for the increased sea level, said a research published today by a journal. Storms Causes Massive Antarctic Sea Ice Loss Washington, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A series of unprecedented storms over Antarctica likely caused the most dramatic decline in Antarctic sea ice seen so far, according to a study published today in Geophysical Research Letters. Bolivia and China Sign Agreement to Promote Scientific Exchange La Paz, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Education Minister Roberto Aguilar and Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Science Academy, signed an agreement here Monday to promote scientific-technological exchange. Cuban Emigrees to Discuss New US Policy against the Island Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The Alianza Martiana coalition, which groups together various organizations of Cuban emigration in the US city of Miami, Florida, summoned today a conference to discuss Washington''s new policy against the island. Barbados-Attorney General Worried by Messages Media Sends To Children Bridgetown,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite today warned that the responsibility for parenting this country''s youth could not be left to the mass media. Climate Change Could Bring Tropical Virus To Europe and USA London,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas according to Scientific Reports. Supreme Court Partially Allows Trump's Travel Ban Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Supreme Court accepted today the case of President Donald Trump''s travel ban and decided to enforce parts of the controversial executive order until the final ruling. Climate Change Could Threaten Up To 2 Billion Refugees By 2100 Washington, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Charles Geisler, a sociologist at Cornell University, spent much of his career researching where poor people go when rich corporations swoop in and buy the land out from under their feet. Resumption of Fighting in Philippines After End of Ramadan Manila, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Combats in southern Philippines between the army and terrorist groups linked to the Islamic state (ISIS) resumed today after a brief ceasefire for the end of Ramadan. ''We have launched new offensives to recover the area taken by the terrorists in Marawi,'' pointed out Armed Forces spokesman Restituto Padilla. Myanmar Penalizes Hundreds of Soldiers for the Use of Children Naypyidaw, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Myanmar Army has reportedly taken drastic measures today against more than 400 soldiers for the use and recruitment of children as soldiers. South Korea Confirms THAAD Deployment Amid Concerns Seoul,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) South Korea's newly appointed foreign minister said today in Seoul has no intention of rolling back the decision to deploy the U.S. THAAD battery, the U.S. missile defense system strongly opposed by China. Costa Rica Concerned About an Increase in HIV and AIDS Cases in 2016 San Jose, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The increase in HIV and AIDS cases in Costa Rica in 2016 is a matter of concern to the authorities of the Ministry of Health, and shows the need to strengthen prevention actions. Angola Allocates Resources to Take Care of Congolese Refugees Luanda, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Angola spent almost US $ 10 million to care for the refugees from the Cassai region who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), confirmed an official source today. Rising Right Whale Death Toll Could Be Catastrophic: Marine Biologist Ottawa, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A marine mammal expert says the fate of a critically endangered species could hang in the balance with the death of six North Atlantic right whales found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Attacks on Military Base is Opposition Intervention Plan in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Constitutionalist lawyer María Alejandra Díaz warned that the attacks on the military base in Carlota are today a part of the opposition plan to unleash chaos before a possible foreign military intervention in Venezuela. Ethiopian Capital Ready to Host African Summit Addis Ababa, June 26 (Prensa Latina) High Ethiopian officials have completed preparations for the 29th African Union (AU) Summit, scheduled here on July 3-4. Thousands Undocumented Ethiopians Return From Saudi Arabia Addis Ababa, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A first wave of Ethiopian nationals who resided as undocumented in Saudi Arabia returned to the country before overcoming the amnesty granted by the authorities of the kingdom, official media reported today. Mexico City Reports High Aging Rate in the Americas Mexico, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican capital ranks in the ninth place of the most aged populations among 12 cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, with one million or more senior citizens, according to the Latin American and Caribbean Demography Center. Sri Lanka Launches Campaign against Dengue Colombo, 26 June (Prensa Latina) Sri Lanka''s government is today conducting a new campaign against dengue in order to curb the epidemic on the island, which in the first half of this year affected over 69,000 people and killed at least 205. Cuba Presents Its Experiences on Urbanism in Argentina Buenos Aires, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba brought today to the 26th General Assembly of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urbanism, which brings together delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean, their experiences and challenges in implementing a quality urban agenda. Ghana-Agreement With US on Prisoners in Guantánamo is Null Accra, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The agreement reached with the United States to receive prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military prison by the government of former President John Dramani Mahama was unconstitutional, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled today. Millions in Losses Due to Electronic Fraud in Panama Panama, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Losses stem from electronic fraud in Panama as a result of the cloning of credit and debit cards, among other crimes, has now reached nearly $3 million USD. Bolivian Illimani Mountain to Be More Resistant to Global Warming La Paz, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The ice of the Bolivian Illimani mountain is more resistant today to the effects of the global warming than other similar places such as the Alps, the first conclusions of the study of the French-Italian Ice Memory project states. Pakistan Attacks Kill at Least 31 Islamabad, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Two attacks that occurred hours apart killed today at least 30 people and wounded more than 100 in Pakistan, where armed and sectarian groups continue their offensive against the government despite military operations. Assailant Killed in Attack to Venezuelan Military Base 23 de junio de 2017, 11:07Caracas, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Minister for Interior Relations, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol, lamented the recent death of a 22-year-old man as a result of a siege of groups paid by the opposition to a military base. Unicef Warns over Increase of Cholera Cases in Yemen Sanaa, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of people infected by cholera in Yemen could raise up to 300,000 cases by the end of August, warned the Unicef representative in the country, Meritxell Relano today in Sanaa. Cuba Exposes in Argentina its Vision on Human Settlements Buenos Aires, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Institute of Physical Planning, Samuel Rodiles Plana, has explained here his country''s vision as an island state during the 26th Assembly General of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urbanism, which brings together today delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean committed to join knowledge on human settlements. India Successfully Launches 31 Satellites New Delhi, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The India Space Research Organization (ISRO) today successfully launched 31 satellites using PLSV-C38 rocket, including Cartosat-2E dedicated to Earth observation. More than 200 Million People Used Drugs in 2015, Says UN United Nations, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) At least 250 million people used drugs in 2015, with almost 30 million of them affected by drug abuse problems, according to a report issued by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDC). Cuban Ministry of Sciences Analyzes 2016 Budget Impact Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The expenditure in Cuba in Scientific and Technological Activities (ACT), in the year 2016, reached 781.8 million pesos, reported today the official from the Cuban Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Armando Rodriguez. Obama Considers Republican Health Care Bill to Benefit Wealthiest Washington, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Former US President Barack Obama has said today that the health care bill proposed by Republican senators is a wealth transfer from poor families and middle class to wealthy people. Cuba Keeps Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya under Control Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba keeps diseases as dengue, zika and chikungunya under control, despite the existence of their transmitting agent: the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, said today the director for Vigilance and Anti-Vectorial Battle at the Public Health Ministry (MINSAP),  Pena. China Studies First Law on Control of Soil Pollution Beijing, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Legislators discussed today the rough draft of the country''s first law on soil pollution control and prevention. Former Costa Rican Police Chief Arrested for Alleged Drug Links San José, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Plans and Operations Department of the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) confirmed today the arrest of José Fabio Pizarro, a former head of the Costa Rican Public Force for alleged links with drug trafficking. No Place For Islamophobia in Singapore: Minister of Defence Singapur,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) There is no space for Islamophobia or attitudes that denigrate any religions and harm the social cohesion in Singapore, said Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Maliki Osman. Two of the Four Fugitives From Bali's Kerobokan Jail Recaptured Dili,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Two of the four prisoners who escaped from Bali''s Kerobokan jail have been recaptured in East Timor, according to reports. UN Security Council Begins Visit to Haiti United Nations, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council began today a three-day visit to Haiti, seeking to pave the way for a new relation between the organization and the Caribbean country. Uganda World Summit to Help Refugees Kampala, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Head of states and government began today here an extraordinary world summit aimed at gathering funds to make life less tragic to the displaced who have found sanctuary in this country. Timor-Leste Minister of State Highlights Cuban Collaboration Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Timor Leste''s Minister of State, Antonio da Conceição, has highlighted today the collaboration his country has maintained with Cuba in the fields of education and health. India in Final Stages for Launching Earth Observation Satellites New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) is today finalizing the details for the launch of 31 satellites, including Cartosat-2E dedicated to Earth observation. Four African Presidents Receiving Medical Attention Abroad 22 de junio de 2017, 00:24Abuja, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Four African presidents suffering different illnesses, are travelling abroad to receive medical treatment, commented regional publication Africanews Wednesday. Cuba to Host International Event on Society and New Technology Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) IT specialists from various countries will discuss democratization of technology and its uses for the benefit of the people in the event Cibersociedad 2017, said today the Cuban media. Cuba-USA Expedition Ends Coral Reef Research Havana, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and US scientists have ended a joint exploration along the island''s coral reefs, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) reported today. China,USA Schemists Create 3-D Printed Graphene Foam Washington,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina)Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China''s Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene. US Congresswoman Calls for Uniting Efforts for Engaging Cuba Washington, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is one of the lawmakers who calls today in the United States for engaging Cuba, despite the new restrictions announced by President Donald Trump. Asteroid Collision With Earth Inevitable, Warn Scientists London, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An asteroid strike on the Earth is just a matter of time and such events could destroy major cities, experts warn. Research Confirms Deep Sea Electric Current, Origin of Life in Earth Tokyo,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) A team of scientists from Japanese research institutes has confirmed low electric current around deep-sea hydrothermal vents, suggesting a possibility that such a current played a key role in the formation of life on Earth from organic matter in the ocean. China's Top Advisory Body Receives Cuban Parliamentary Leader Beijing, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) President, Yu Zhengzheng, and Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP) President, Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, reaffirmed the reciprocal support between the two nations. Chinese Premier to Attend Summer Davos Beijing,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Premier Li Keqiang will attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as Summer Davos, from June 26-28 in China''s northeastern coastal city Dalian, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced today. FMs from South Korea and Japan Address Historic Debt 21 de junio de 2017, 11:44Seoul, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha approached today with her Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, the controversial historical dispute between sex slaves (''comfort women'') and the nuclear crisis in the Korean peninsula. Record 141 Million People in Need of Humanitarian Aid United Nations, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An unprecedented 141 million people in 37 countries need help to survive, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. Forest Wild Fire in Portugal Was Started With Criminal Intentions Lisbon, 21 June (Prensa Latina) The head of the Portuguese Fire Department, Jaime Marta Soares, said at a press conference that the fire that left at least 64 dead and 179 wounded could have a criminal origin. UNESCO Underlines Importance of Education to Eradicate Poverty Paris, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Global poverty could be reduced by half if all adults had the possibility of completing secondary education, according to the results of an investigation released today by UNESCO. Indian Space Agency, NASA build Reconnaissance Satellite New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (NASA) started building components to jointly make a Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) dedicated to monitoring the Earth. Over 20 Countries Will Attend Cuban Environment Convention 21 de junio de 2017, 00:22Havana, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Some 1,000 specialists from 23 countries will attend the 11th International Convention on Environment and Development, which will run from July 1st to 7th, said organizers today. Cuba to Hold Symposium on Primary and Family Health Care Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The National Symposium on Primary and Family Health Care will be held on June 27th and 28th with foreign participants to improve the quality of services, said organizers today. More Than 57,000 People Affected By Rain in Guatemala Guatemala, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) More than 57,000 people have been affected to this day by torrential downpours in recent days, associated, by experts, with the incidence of a low pressure system in Guatemala. Cuba Hosts First International Junior High School Workshop Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ‘For an inclusive school'' was opened today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of about 200 delegates. Syrian Army Moves Forward Despite Terrorist Opposition Damascus, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and Allied militias move forward in Raqqa province in front of terrorist groups and the recent bombing of the coalition led by the United States, military sources reported today. Venezuela National Guard Attacked With Grenades Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) An officers and two civilians were injured as a result of the explosion of a fragmentary grenade launched against the command headquarters of the Government National Guard of Venezuela (GNB) located on the Caracas-La Guaira highway. Scientists Alert to Worse Heat Waves Washington, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Experts said today that the 74 percent of the world population will be exposed to heat waves by 2100 if carbon dioxide rate increases at the same current pace. Cuba Participates in 2017 World Expo in Kazahstan Astana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s participation in the Forum on Renewable Energy, in this city, where Cuba exposed its experience on sustainable growth, is a recognition to its work in the field of energy efficiency, stated today here Dr. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart. Caribbean Islands Closely Watching Tropical Storm Bridgetown, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Barbados and other Caribbean islands are closely watching a tropical depression that might evolve into a Tropical Storm, the local media reported. Syria, Cuba Ratify Interest in Parliamentary Exchanges Damascus, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Ayman Malandi, President of the Syrian parliamentary friendship group with Cuba, reaffirmed today the interest in exchanges between the two countries during a meeting with the island''s ambassador, Rogerio Santana. Chief Peace Negotiator for ELN Repudiates Attack in Colombia Quito, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The guerrilla chief of the National Liberation Army (ELN), Pablo Beltrán, who heads peace talks with the Colombian government, reiterated today his condemnation of the recent attack in Bogotá. Cuba Defends Right to Grant Asylum to U.S. Civil Rights Fighters Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today defended his country''s right to grant political asylum to U.S. civil rights fighters, and made it clear that those people will not be returned to the United States. Ebola Vaccine Developed in Canada Shows Promising Results Ottawa, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccine, developed in Canada, was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants 6 months after immunization. Cuba Highlights Strong Rejection to Trump's Policy Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday highlighted the strong rejection of the policy announced recently by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the Caribbean island. Colombians Reject Attack at the Andino Mall Bogota, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of citizens held a sit-in in front of the Andino shopping mall in Bogota to reject an attack that took place there on Saturday, killing three women and injuring nine persons. Probable Tropical Cyclone North of Yucatan,Mexico Mexico, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The National Meteorological Service (NMS) forecast for today the probable incidence of a tropical hurricane between the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the north of Yucatan, moving towards the northwest. China and Cuba Review Ties in Biotechnology By Damy Vales 165 Killed by Mudslides in Bangladesh Dhaka, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) With seven people killed, the death toll due to recent rains and mudslides in several districts in eastern Bangladesh stands now at 165, according to the most recent reports. China Court Sentences 7 Over Falsifying Air Quality Data Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese court sentenced seven people, including the heads of two environmental protection branches, to imprisonments of over one year for falsifying air quality monitoring data. More Than 168 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says La Habana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. Russian Warplanes Kill 2 Top ISIS Commanders: Defense Ministry 18 de junio de 2017, 09:44Moscow,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Air forces eliminated two top Islamic State (ISIS) field commanders and some 180 terrorists during airstrikes in Syria in early June, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. At Least 59 Killed in Forest Fire in Portugal Lisbon, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) A huge forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 59 people, the government said today, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever forest blaze in the Atlantic coastal country, used to the woods burning almost every summer. At Least 8 Killed in Taliban Attack in Afganistan Kabul,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) At least 5 policemen and 3 talibans were killed in an attack of the terrorists to a police station in Patkia province. Everest Will Be Measured, Assessing Consequences of 2015 Earthquake Kathmandu, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Cartography of Nepal said today that the Everest will be measured to determine if it had some change after the earthquake occurred in April 2015, which left 9,000 fatalities. Deaths from Fire in London Tower Could Rise to 58 London, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the fire at the Grenfell Tower in London could reach as high as 58, according to the London Metropolitan Police (Met). UN Calls for Combating Desertification and Drought on World Day United Nations, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, the UN urged the international community to prioritize attention to phenomena that have a serious impact on humanity. Warning on Climatic Catastrophe in the Amazon London, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Brazil, Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States predicted the start of a climatic catastrophe in the Amazon region, in a report published by specialized magazine Nature Friday. Cuba Prepares for Aesthetic and Health Congress Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Preparations for the 2nd International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine are making good progresses, the organizing committee of the meeting to be held here on July 21st and 22nd announced today. Public Health Main Exchange Sector for Cuba and Mexico 16 de junio de 2017, 15:36Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Public Health Minister, Dr. José Narro, today stressed that health is a fundamental sector for his country''s relations with Cuba. Experts Evaluate Energy Use of Biomass in Cuba Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The use of biomass in Cuba for energy purposes was the subject of an extensive exchange of views among academics, researchers and producers, participants here at an International Agroforestry Convention. Power Plant in Syrian City of Daraa Out of Service Damascus, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Al Naimah power station, which supplies the city of Daraa, was reportedly shut down after suffering a terrorist attack. Observe Safety Protocols, Media Covering Marawi Conflict Urged Manila, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) today urged the media covering the Marawi conflict to follow safety precautions after an Australian journalist was injured by a sniper bullet. Cuba and Vietnam to Increase Common Ties Hanoi, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Topics of relations between Vietnam and Cuba with a view to strengthening it were reportedly discussed today at a meeting of the President of the National Assembly of People''s Power, Esteban Lazo, with authorities of Ho Chi Minh City. Nicaraguan Experts Discover Archaeological Site Managua, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan specialists have discovered an archaeological site in the town of Tiscapa, close to the National Baseball Stadium. Warning on Climatic Catastrophe in the Amazon 16 de junio de 2017, 00:16London, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Brazil, Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States predicted the start of a climatic catastrophe in the Amazon region, in a report published by specialized magazine Nature Friday. Training of Mexican Doctors in Cuba Praised Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Minister of Health Jose Narro highlighted today the key training in Cuba of Mexican Doctors in Medicine, which will help improve the quality of health services in Mexico. Cuba and Mexico Sign Scientific-Technical Collaboration Accords Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Mexico signed today two agreements and a memorandum of understanding in this capital to increase their scientific-technical collaboration. Cuban Hotels Work for a Sustainable Tourism Ciego de Avila, Cuba (Prensa Latina) A group of hotels in the Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey have achieved good results in meeting environmental standards aimed at achieving sustainable tourism. USA Handling of Ghanian Deportees is Innhuman Accra, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Member of Parliament for South Tongo constituency in the Volta region Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned the inhumane treatment of Ghanaian deportees from the USA. At Least 7 Dead, 59 Injured In Blast At China Kindergarten Beijing Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) An explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China today killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others, authorities said. Geneva Summit Discusses Women at Work Geneva, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The 106th International Labor Conference, which continues its sessions here, is holding a summit today to discuss how to make up a better future for women at work. Computer Problem Costs Millions to British Airways London, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) IAG consortium CEO Willie Walsh said today that a computer breakdown will cost British Airways 80 million pounds (92 million euros). China Confirms Million-dollar Economic Losses Due to Typhoon Merbok Beijing, June 15 (Prensa Latina) China has confirmed the evacuation of 12,000 Guandong province residents and direct economic losses of $ 38 million after Typhoon Merbok, officials press informed today. Lesotho: Police Looks for Assassins of Prime Minister Wife 15 de junio de 2017, 11:35Maseru, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Lesotho police are looking for the killers of the wife of the prime minister, Thomas Thabane, who will take office tomorrow after winning the June 3 elections. Mexican Gov't Is Urged to Protect Journalists Mexico, June 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) reportedly urged today the federal government, state and municipal authorities to review the policy of protection for media professionals. South Korean Doctors Take Care of Bolivians with Oriental Techniques La Paz, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of 11 South Korean doctors will take care today and tomorrow of the Bolivian population of Cochabamba with Oriental techniques for free, the director of the Department Health Service, Lidia Astroña, confirmed. China's First X-Ray Telescope Flying Well into Space Beijing, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) China launched Thursday an X-ray space telescope to explore the Milky Way in search of black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts. One out of Six Elderly People Experience Abuse, Says WHO Geneva, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Approximately, one out of every six elderly people in the world experience some kind of abuse, a figure that will increase as the global population grows older, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned. Mexico Earthquake:Many Injured as Quake Hits Guatemalan Border Mexico, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) At least six people injured are the toll of the seven-degree earthquake on the Richter scale that struck Chiapas in southern Mexico at dawn today. Dust Around Active Black Holes More Compact Than Thought Washington, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Using observations from NASA''s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, researchers have found that the dust surrounding active, ravenous black holes is much more compact than previously thought. Turkey Wants to Open Embassies in All African States Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey aims to open embassies in all African countries, a senior foreign ministry official said today. Australians Researchers Uncover Huge Extinct Turkey Canberra, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)A flying turkey as tall as a kangaroo is among five big extinct birds to have been discovered by South Australian palaeontologists. Most Civilian Deaths During Wars Occur in Cities Geneva, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Half of civilian deaths in wars in 2010-2015 occurred in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and most of them died in urban centers, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) reported today. Tooth Found in Mexico Suggests Mammals Migrated Across America Washington, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Late in the afternoon on a hot March day in central Mexico, a paleontologist uncovered a jawbone and called over to Jack Tseng. Cuba Ratifies Its Commitment to the Man and the Biosphere Programme Paris, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo, ratified her country''s commitment to the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), speaking at the 29th meeting of the International Coordination Council of that project. Cuban Foreign Minister to Visit European Countries Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will visit the European states of Turkey, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, and the Vatican, the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Two Dead and Damages Due to 6.6 Earthquake in Guatemala Guatemala, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Damages in homes, power cuts, and two people dead are the preliminary balance of a 6.6-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale that shook Guatemala City early this morning. Serbia Reports Seizure of New and Very Harmful Drug Belgrade, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Serbia''s health authorities have reported the seizure of a new drug several hundred times more powerful than marijuana, which is capable of causing serious damage, according to an article published today in the newspaper Blic. UN Analyzes Strategy to Defeat Cholera in Haiti United Nations, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly is analyzing the situation of a strategy launched in 2016 by the organization to defeat the cholera epidemic that plagues Haiti. Cuba Defends Universal Access to Benefits on New Technologies 14 de junio de 2017, 08:57Geneva, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister of Communications, Wilfredo Gonzalez Vidal, has defended in Geneva that the benefits of new technologies should be available to all citizens in the world, diplomatic sources said today. At Least 130 Killed in Bangladesh by Landslides Dhaka, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 130 people were killed, including soldiers and children, by landslides caused by heavy rains in three districts of eastern Bangladesh, according to the latest reports released here today. Indian Space Agency to Test Semi-cryogenic Engine by 2021 New Delhi, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Following the launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III, India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to test a kerosene-based semi-cryogenic engine by 2021. Nicaragua Opts for New Irrigation System, Given Climate Change Managua, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Given the difficulties caused by the climate change, farmers from the Nicaraguan province of Rivas use the trickle irrigation system, through which they expect to diversify the production of the growing. Conference in Durban to Promote New Ideas to Fight AIDS Pretoria, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The 8th South African Conference on AIDS began today in Durban, focused on new ideas to put an end to that epidemics that infects 2,880,000 people annually in that country. Experts Debate in Cuba on Globally Agroforestry Challenges Havana, June 13 (Prensa Latina) The globally agroforestry challenges related to the use of natural resources, science application and climate change were debated on Tuesday at the Agroforestry-Cuba 2017 International Conference. British Scientists Produce Plastic without Oil London, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Scientists at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies, Bath, United Kingdom announced today the production of alternative polycarbonates from sugars and carbon dioxide. US Democratic Senators Ask to Expand Relations with Cuba Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A group of 14 Democratic senators urged the administration of Donald Trump to maintain and expand the US economic and political approach to Cuba, when local media today show the possibility of a reversal. British Military Bases Attacked in Cyprus Nicosia, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cyprus security forces are investigating the attack on the British military base in Dhekelia at dawn today, where a policeman was injured after an explosion at the entrance to the barracks. Jamaican Opposition Urges National Thrust to Craft Solutions to Crime Kingston,Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has urged the Jamaican Government to lead a national effort in developing an effective plan to stop the criminal violence in Jamaica. Villagers Return to Freed Areas South of Syrian Capital Damascus, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of villagers began returning to Drousa, Khan Sheikh and Darkbaye villages in southern Damascus, while the final touches of infrastructure restoration are underway, officials said. Landslides Triggered by Constant Rain Kill at Least 101 in Bangladesh Dacca,Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 101 people have been killed and 10 are missing in landslides and flooding after heavy monsoon rains in southeast Bangladesh, UBN said. El Salvador, Cuba Explore Niche Markets in Business Forum San Salvador, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The development of nautical charts on the coast of Acajutla and La Union stands out among possible future collaborations between El Salvador and Cuba, which continue today a business forum. Humans Will Find Alien Life In The Next 10 Years, Says Astronomer Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) For over half a century, scientists, astronomers, and citizen stargazers, have been on the hunt for extra-terrestrial life. More Than 6,000 Displaced Due to Floods in Uruguay Montevideo, June 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 6,163 people remain displaced by floods today in four departments of Northwestern Uruguay, where the waters of the homonymous river will continue to rise between this and the coming week. Vietnam and Cuba Evoke History of Friendship and Solidarity Ties Hanoi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Remembering is to live again and more than 100 Vietnamese professionals trained in Cuba did so during a meeting with National People''s Power Assembly President, Esteban Lazo, where the friendship between both peoples was reaffirmed. Natural Disasters Burden Developing Countries, FAO Says Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Agriculture in developing countries has accounted for 23 percent of all damages and losses caused by medium and large-scale disasters between 2006 and 2016, FAO said today. South African Conference on AIDS Begins in Durban Pretoria, Jun 13 (PL) More than 3,000 delegates are participating today in the 8th South African Conference on AIDS, being held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Conference Center in Durban under the motto ‘Long Road to HIV Prevention; All voices count.'' Over 11,000 Dengue Cases, 7,000 Chikungunya Cases in India New Delhi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 11,400 dengue cases and 7,700 chikungunya cases are reported in India so far this year, a figure that will increase dramatically after the monsoon, sector sources said today. Tobacco Use Declines in India New Delhi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Tobacco use in India fell from 34,6 percent in 2009-2010 to 28,6 percent in 2016-2017, which represents 8,1 million smokers less, revealed a poll released today in the capital. Cuba Hosts Agricultural and Forestry Convention Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 19 countries are holding today an International Agricultural and Forestry Convention in Cuba, focused on the problems of agricultural yields and the functioning of the sector''s productive chains. At Least 21 People Killed by Landslides in Bangladesh Dhaka, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 21 people were killed by landslides in southeastern Bangladesh, an area affected by heavy rains in the last hours. Bolivia Highlights Progress in Voluntary Blood Donations La Paz, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Health Minister Ariana Campero highlighted the progress in voluntary blood donations, when opening a national campaign on the occasion of the World Blood Donor Day on Wednesday. Belgian Company Presents in Cuba Plantar Pressure Measurement System Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A plantar pressure measurement system to study the plantar pressure variability was presented today by the Belgian company Rsscan, in the context of Podosalud 2017, the 1st Conference on Applied Chiropody, in session at Habana Libre Hotel. Brain Architecture: Scientists Discover 11 Dimensional Structures Washington,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Scientists studying the brain have discovered that the organ operates on up to 11 different dimensions, creating multiverse-like structures that are ''a world we had never imagined.'' Security Forces Pre-emptive Measures Has Kept Malaysia Peaceful: PM Kuala Lumpur, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia remains peaceful thanks to the pre-emptive actions taken by the country''s security forces, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Strong Earthquake Hits Western Coast of Turkey Istanbul, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A 6.3-magnitude Richter scale earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey today, ioffshore Izmir district, with no human nor material casualties reported. Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity Increse in the World London,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Since 1980 the number of obese persons dobled in 70 countires until reaching 2 billion in the world according to New England Journal of Medicine. South Sudan First Vice President Attends Sub-Regional Summit Juba, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan''s first vice-president Taban Deng Gay traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he will attend the extraordinary Intergovernmental Authority Development Summit (IGAD). Circular Economy and Marine Debris at G7 Meeting in Bologna Rome, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 environment ministers will dedicate today the second and final day of their meeting in Bologna to marine debris and the three ''R'' of the circular economy: reduce, reuse and recycle. Cuba Hosts Second Scientific Day of Podosalud 2017 Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Scientific Congress of Applied Podiatry, Podosalud 2017, celebrates today in this capital its second day with the objective of deepening the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and alterations that affect the foot. Cuba Hosts Congress on Applied Podiatry Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Scientific Congress on Applied Podiatry, Podosalud 2017, opened today in this capital with the participation of delegates from more than 15 countries, who will to share experiences on this specialty. Cuban Plan against Climate Change Captures Interest in Costa Rica San Jose, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government''s plan to tackle climate change has captured the interest of participants in the Global Dialogue on Oceans in Costa Rica, the first deputy minister of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA), Fernando Gonzalez, said today. Italy Hosts Seminar on Options against Climate Change Rome, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Climate Coalition is hosting a seminar in Bologna today to discuss the options in the energy sector to stop the increase in global temperature and promote a future of 100-percent renewable energies. Angola to Vaccinate Near Three Million People vs. Yellow Fever 09 de junio de 2017, 15:59Luanda, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The 7th stage of the vaccination campaign against the yellow fever in Angola was started today by the Ministry of Health, which expects to increase the total from 18 million to 22 million immunized people. North Korea Kim Jong Un Tests New Land-Sea Missile Pyongyang, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Kim Jong Un, the leader of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), led the test launch of the land-sea cruise missile developed by the National Defense Academy of Sciences. Venezuela Denounces the Use of Children in Political Violence Caracas, June 9 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the National Human Rights Council of Venezuela, Larry Devoe, denounced here today that the opposition right-wing involves children to support attacks against the democratic institutionality of the country. More Than 160 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says Geneva, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. Peruvian Legislators Honor Cuban Medical Brigade Lima, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian parliament has paid tribute to the Cuban medical brigade that has been assisting the victims of the torrential rains that have devastated the northern region of Piura for more than two months. Uruguay Prioritizes Science, Environment Within the Antarctic Treaty Montevideo, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Science and the environment will be two of the main priorities of work to be promoted by the Uruguayan Albert Lluberas, after becoming the first Latin American elected to assume the Executive Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty. Significant Discovery Made by Archeologists in Largest Cuban Dam Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban archeologists from this central province reported today an important discovery of a settlement with native and Europeans items from the 16th century that confirms their presence in the Zaza dam, the largest in the country. Cuba Develops Quick Alert for Perceptible Earthquakes Santiago de Cuba, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) A higher development of the system to record and raise alert on perceptible earthquakes is reached currently by the National Seismological Service (SSN). Over a Ton of Heroin Seized by Turkey Belonged to the Talibans 08 de junio de 2017, 13:39Ankara,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina)Turkish security forces have seized one tonne and 71 kilograms of heroin on board an offshore supply ship identified as Commander Tide, Turkish media reported. Philippines Says to Break Terrorists City Siege Soon Manila,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The Takfiri militants holed up in the southern Philippines town of Marawi have been reduced to a ''small resistance'' after troops crippled their logistics and some terrorists have fled from the battle, military officials said today. Experts Protect Antilles Manatee in Cuban Coasts Ciego de Avila, Cuba Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Environmental specialists are deepening the researches today on the Antilles manatee in the Ana Maria Keys, a wildlife refuge in the Jardines de la Reina National Park, on the southern coast of central Cuba. USA MIT Students Design Mission to Huge Asteroid Apophis Washington,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a close-range mission to analyze the huge asteroid Apophis, which will pass extremely close to Earth in 2029. Emirates Post Group Stops All Types of Postal Services to Qatar Abu Dhabi,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Emirates Post Group, upon instructions of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, has suspended all postal services to Qatar in all its postal offices in the UAE from June 6, 2017, and will remain so until further notice. Malaysian Public Universities Among Best in the World Kuala Lumpur,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) All five public research universities in Malaysia have been listed in the top 1 percent of such universities in the world. Indonesia: Marapi Volcano in West Sumatra Erupts Jakarta, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Marapi volcano in West Sumatra, Indonesia erupted on June 4, spewing clouds of volcanic ash over the region of Tanah Datar in Sumatran province. Ecologist Killed by Rhinoceros at Akagera Park in Rwanda Kigali,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) An ecologist,Hungarian Krisztián Gyöngyi, was today killed by a rhinoceros in Akagera National Park while out tracking animals in the park, this was confirmed in a statement issued by the park management yesterday. Costa Rica Defines Actions to Improve Oceans' Health San Jose, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) About 100 high political, civil society and academia representatives are participating today and tomorrow in the Global Dialogue on Oceans, an event that Costa Rica hosts to define actions aimed at improving the health of that part of the planet. Bolivia, Europe Agree to Strengthen Cooperation Brussels, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales and the leader of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, agreed here today to strengthen cooperation between Bolivia and the old continent. Int'l Events Dedicated to the Elderly Aids Caribbean Medical Assoc. Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The work of the Caribbean Medical Association (AMECA) in the Dominican Republic has been benefited thanks to the exchange generated by the international events dedicated to the elderly, the head of this office, Lourdes Herrera, stressed today. National Jurists Congress Concludes in Cuba Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The 8th Congress of the National Association of Cuban Lawyers (UNJC) is concluding today in Havana, where its 242 delegates discussed vital issues for the economic reorganization of the Caribbean island. Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils Discovered in Morocco Rabat, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) A team of European and Moroccan archaeologists has discovered in Yebel Irhoud, Morocco, the oldest known fossils of Homo Sapiens, dating back to between 300,000 and 350,000 years, Nature magazine published today. Paraguayan Deputies Debate Medical Use of Marijuana Asuncion, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The bill to protect domestic use of marijuana (Cannabis Sativa) for medicinal purposes was released to the Science and Technology Committee of the Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies. Temer Closes Popular Pharmacies and Hits Brazilian Health System Brasilia, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Government, headed by Michel Temer, confirmed the closure of Popular Pharmacy networks, a program that in its first 10 years has been favoring over 38 million low-income Brazilians. Cuba Shares Experiences of Preservation of Marine Spaces at UN United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, José Fidel Santana, presented today the Cuban experiences in the preservation of its marine spaces, as the United Nations Conference on Oceans continues. UN-Cuba Urged the Developed World to Protect the Oceans United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba demanded today at the United Nations Conference on Oceans the support of the developed world to the countries of the South with funding and technology to guarantee the protection and sustainable management of these marine areas. Cuba Hosts Seminar on Traumatology and Pediatric Orthopedics Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Attention of the main traumatic affections, deformities and pediatric orthopedic alterations are among the themes of an international meeting, which is held here today and extends until Friday. Command Forces Allied to Syria Condemn US Attack Damascus, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Command forces allied to Syria condemned the recent aggression by the United States-led coalition, which it described as a ''cowardly act'' and demonstrative of Washington''s support to terrorists, according to a statement released today .