Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina China to Host Special UN Desertification Meeting 22 de enero de 2017, 11:01Beijing, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina)China will host a United Nations meeting against desertification in September, reported today the State Forestry Administration. UNESCO Highlights the Meeting on African History Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The forthcoming meeting, which will be held in Havana, for the preparation of the 9th volume of the General History of Africa, has a special importance resulting of the historical bonds between Cuba and Africa, a Unesco´s high representative stated today. Cuban Scientists to Receive Carlos J. Finlay Order Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The Carlos J. Finlay Order will be granted on Saturday to more than 25 Cuban researchers as an acknowledgement of their meritorious work and contributions to the development of society. Global Disparity in Access to ICTs Davos, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) About 3.9 billion people, more than half the world''s population, lack access today to information and communication technologies (ICTs), while global connectivity is advancing, experts judged. Cold Wave Hurting Migrant Children In Europe, UNICEF 20 de enero de 2017, 13:43United Nations, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The prevailing cold front in the central, eastern and southern region of Europe triggered the the health risks of migrant and refugee children, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. Humans, Not Climate Change, Wiped Out Australian Megafauna 20 de enero de 2017, 13:36Canberra,Jan 20 (Prensa Latina)New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extinction around 45,000 years ago was likely a result of humans, not climate change. Mexico Sends Back to Cuba Group of 91 Irregular Migrants 20 de enero de 2017, 13:02México, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Mexican authorities informed today of the repatriation of 91 Cuban citezens who were in an irregular situation in Mexico. Cuba and the United States Sign Memorandum on Plant and Animal Health 20 de enero de 2017, 12:43Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Cuba and the United States signed today a memorandum of understanding for the bilateral cooperation in plant and animal health care sphere, media reports said today. Scholars in Cuba for Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing 20 de enero de 2017, 12:02Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Several experts from Mexico, Panama, Spain and Cuba had the possibility to attend the Seminar on Language, Grammar, Writing and Orality Teaching and the Use of Dictionaries, which will be organized by the University of Matanzas. Cosmic Catastrophes That Could Wipe Out Life on Earth 20 de enero de 2017, 11:52Washington,Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The dangers coming from outer space made astronmers write a list about cosmic events that could wipe life on Earth, according to The Conversation. FARC-EP Dissidents to Lose Benefits, Colombian Government Says Bogota, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government has said today that the so-called dissidents of the FARC-EP will be excluded from the criminal proceedings provided for in the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP). PAHO/FAO: Cuba With Lowest Regional Prevalence of Low Weight at Birth 20 de enero de 2017, 11:17Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is the country in the region with the lowest prevalence of low birth weight, reporting a rate of 5.3 percent, Granma newspaper states. Six Other Survivors of Italian Hotel Hit by Avalanche Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Six other survivors were rescued today amid the rubble of the Rigopiano hotel, buried by an avalanche two days ago, confirmed Civil Protection Sources. FM Stresses Cuba's Role in Training Doctors for S Africa Pretoria, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has many hospitals that would be without a doctor today if Cuba had not been present, Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, stated, after acknowledging the impact of the cooperation program with the Caribbean nation. China: 13 Cases of H7N9 Detected in Central Province Beijing, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The number of people infected with H7N9 avian influenza in humans in central China''s Hunan province rose to 13 this year as two new cases were detected, according to local authorities. Uruguay Looks to Promote and Develop Policies in Antarctic Region Montevideo, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay looks to promote and develop strategies that affirm Antarctic policy, affirmed Albert Lluberas, Secretary General of the Uruguayan Antarctic Institute (IAU). US, European Cardiologists at Havana Vascular Disease Workshop Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Over 250 specialists from USA, United Kingdom, Italy and Cuba will be attending the International Workshop on Pulmonary Vascular Disease next Monday, the Publi Health Ministry reported. The German Parliament Supports The Use Of Marijuana Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The German Parliament supported the use of marijuana (cannabis sativa) for therapeutic purposes for pacients with serious illness. Ecuadorian Gov't Invests in Education Quito, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ecuador has invested more than 16 billion dollars in the public health sector in the last 10 years, revealed President Rafael Correa here Thursday. 2016: Worst Year for Journalists in Afghanistan 19 de enero de 2017, 13:37Kabul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) A report by the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee revealed today that 2016 was the deadliest year for reporters there, after a 38 percent increase in violence against them. Cuba and U.S. Sign Memorandum For Sea Water Protection 19 de enero de 2017, 12:56Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) A memorandum of understanding on the protection of marine waters, coral reefs and environmental education was signed here by specialists from Cuba''s National Aquarium and Research Institute for Studies of the Gulf of Mexico (Harte). UN Expert Urges Nigeria to Ensure Safety to Those Displaced United Nations, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights expert, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary urged the Nigerian government on Monday to ensure the safety of internally displaced persons,following the bombing by mistake of a camp that sheltered displace people. IT Specialist Arrested in Spain Linked to Dispute Russia-U.S. 19 de enero de 2017, 12:42Moscow, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States seems to open today a new sphere of controntation with the arrest in Spain of IT specialist Stanislav Lisov, of whom his previous partners have the best opinion as a professional. Rivera's Amnesty, Evidence of the Need for Puerto Rican Unity 19 de enero de 2017, 12:35San Juan, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Ex-minister of Interior Ingrid Vila Biaggi said today that the amnesty of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera by Barack Obama shows the need for unity in the fight for just causes. Salvadorean Government Thanks Deputies Vote for the 2017 Budget 19 de enero de 2017, 12:33San Salvador, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Salvadorian government thanked the 49 deputies of the Legislative Assembly who voted Wednesday in favor of the General Budget of the Nation 2017, stressed the Secretary of Communications of the presidency, Eugenio Chicas. Bolivia Doubles Social Projects Investment in 11 Years La Paz, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government doubled investment in social and productive projects in 11 years and raised it to more than one billion dollars, reported today the director of the National Fund for Social and Productive Investment, Vladimir Sánchez. Europe to Suffer More Terrorist Attacks, says Germany Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Europe in general will be targets of terrorist attacks in the short and medium term, said the president of the German secret services of the interior, Hans-Georg Maassen. Syrian President Expresses Hopes for Dialogues in Kazakhstan 19 de enero de 2017, 11:46Damascus, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad expressed hopes of establishing a platform for dialogue at the conference on Syria that will take place in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, the press reported today in Damascus. Cienaga de Zapata and Everglades National Parks Agreement Highlighted Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The national parks Cienaga de Zapata (Zapata Swamp) (Cuba) and Everglades (United States) have signed a twinning agreement aimed at achieving better indicators in the environmental management of these protected areas, media reported today. Cuba Hosts Calixto 2017 Pre-Convention Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The issues of the events prior to the International Convention, Calixto 2017, include different branches of medicine in order to raise the quality of life of patients, the organizing committee said here today. More than 350 Aftershocks after Earthquakes in Italy Rome, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The aftershocks rose today to more than 350 after the four earthquakes exceeding magnitude 5 that shook Central Italy yesterday, with a preliminary balance of two people dead. Cubans Create Simultaneous Global Games Jam through Video Games By Ana Laura Arbesu Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Programmers, designers and video game developers will exhibit as of today their skills in a simultaneous Global Game Jam (GGJ), in which they should create their initiative, in a fun and different way, in just 48 hours. Moth Named For US Soon-To-Be President Donald Trump 18 de enero de 2017, 15:38Washington, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) A new species of moth was dedicated to Donald trump due to the yellowish scales topping moth´s head resemble US President-elect´s hairstyle, the University of California informed today. 2016 Registered as Warmest Year in the World 18 de enero de 2017, 15:26Washington, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The world standard temperature in 2016 was the highest since registers started in 1880, reported US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Wednesday. First Afghan Female Orchestra to Perform at Davos Forum 18 de enero de 2017, 13:33Kabul, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The first women''s music orchestra in Afghanistan will play tomorrow and Friday at the closing of the Davos Forum, which brings together around 3,000 world leaders every winter in Switzerland, Khaama Press reported today. 5.8 Earthquake Causes Considerable Aftershocks Near Santiago de Cuba 18 de enero de 2017, 13:31Santiago de Cuba, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) About 183 aftershocks in the Pilón-Chivirico area, on the south-eastern coast of Cuba, caused an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude that shook the eastern part of Cuba, official sources noted today. Activists Celebrate in USA López Rivera Sentence Commutation 18 de enero de 2017, 12:57Washington, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Paz, Justicia y Dignidad a los Pueblos International Committee celebrated today the sentence commutation, announced yesterday, of the Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera, who was considered an example of dignity. ''We received with great happiness and joy the news of the commutation by President Barack Obama of Oscar''s sentence. We know that in here and around the world many people fought for his freedom,'' said to Prensa the coordinator of the Committee in the United States, Alicia Jrapko. Cuba, United States Sign Search and Rescue Agreement 18 de enero de 2017, 12:14Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and United States governments signed today an agreement on aeronautical and maritime search and rescue aimed at strengthening cooperation in providing assistance to people at risk by events in that sphere. Cuban Swine Fever Vaccine Will Shortly Be Marketed 18 de enero de 2017, 11:45Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientists are completing the clinical trials to launch into market a new vaccine for the control of classical swine fever (CSF), a disease that has been severely affecting pig breeding in the island. French Intellectual Praises Cuban Revolution's Social Achievements 18 de enero de 2017, 11:34Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Revolution, led by its leader Fidel Castro, has established a social protection system that has been unanimously considered an example to follow, French intellectual, Salim Lamrani, said in statements released today. Human Rights Respect at US -Mexico Border to Be Monitored 18 de enero de 2017, 11:01Mexico, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has announced it will strengthen its regional offices located at Mexico''s border with the United States, it was reported today. Failures in European Radionavigation System Galileo Reported 18 de enero de 2017, 10:43Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The European Space Agency (ESA) informed today the failure at 9 timers of the radionavigation system Galileo due to unknown causes, despite this fact the project is still working. Turkey Bids One of the World's Longest Suspension Bridges Ankara, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Transport Minister, Ahmet Arslan, has announced today the bidding for the 1915 Canakkale Bridge, which will be located in the north-west of the country and will be one of the longest suspension bridges in the world when completed. Bolivia Receives Recognition to Vaccination Program 17 de enero de 2017, 16:11La Paz, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia received today a recognition of the World and Pan American Health Organizations, by the program expanded of immunizations to eradicate the measles, congenital rubella and polio. Sanitary Authoriries of Nicaragua in Alert by Yellow Fever 17 de enero de 2017, 15:03Managua, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities of Nicaragua today reinforce epidemiological surveillance, after the alert circulated by the Pan American Health Organization because of the appearance of cases of yellow fever in Brazil, official sources said. CBO Report: Obamacare Repeal Would Lead to 32 Million More Uninsured 17 de enero de 2017, 13:24Washington, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The report estimates what would likely happen if the partial repeal bill Republicans passed in 2015, but which was vetoed by President Barack Obama, actually became law without any replacement. UN: Near 150 000 Displaced Persons Due to Combats in Mosul United Nations, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Over 148 000 persons abandoned their houses in Mosul as a result of the fightings to expel The Islamic State terrorist group from the northern territory, United Nations pointed out today. Expectation in Uruguay For Sentence of Military Officers in Italy Montevideo, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) There is great expectation here before the sentence that will dictate today an Italian court on a group of repressive military officers from several Latin American countries associated with Operation Condor, among them several Uruguayans. Terrorist Responsible for Massacre in Turkey Is Arrested Istanbul, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Police arrested early today in the district of Esenyurt of this city, the main suspect of the attack in Queen Club during the celebration of new year eve, that caused a death poll of 39. Nepalese Temple, World Heritage, Demolished for Earthquake Damages 17 de enero de 2017, 10:09Kathmandu, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Archeology of Nepal demolished the temple of Pratappur, World Heritage, after considering it a risk to the tourists after the damages caused by the earthquake of 2015, sources announced today. Earthquake Shakes Different Eastern Cuban Regions Early Today By Martha Cabrales Arias Santiago de Cuba, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) A tremor of 5.8 magnitude shook today morning several areas of this city and other eastern provinces, just one year after the beginning of an anomalous seismic series that kept the population in suspense. Cholera in another Angolan Province, Capital Intends to Shield Itself Luanda, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Cholera has arrived in the coastal town of Cubal in the central Angolan province of Benguela, while health authorities in this capital today are trying to shield the city to avoid the disease. Nepal Hosts Summit to Save Snow Leopards Kathmandu, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Nepal said that a meeting of ministers and experts from 12 countries will be held from today to discuss the conservation of snow leopards. Cuba Boosts Greater Protection of Beaches and Boasts Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Several studies on the preservation of coasts and beaches, including one dedicated to the evaluation for the second half of this century, are among the priorities of the Cuban Oceanology Institute. Cholera Outbreak Triggers Alarm of Angolan Health Authorities Luanda, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The outbreak of cholera, which affects the northern province of Zaire since last December, triggers alarms of the Angolan health authorities, who are preparing contingency plans against this and other diseases. Argentina: Settlers from Jachal Ask for Response by Barrick Gold 14 de enero de 2017, 14:57Buenos Aires, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The residents of Jachal, located in the north central part of the Argentinean province of San Juan, claim today a response from the Canadian company Barrick Gold about a new spill occurred last Thursday. Brazil: Concern about Rare and Unknown Diseases 14 de enero de 2017, 14:18Brasilia, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 55 cases of a rare and unknown disease in the Brazilian states of Ceara and Bahia are getting people worried and concerned including Brazilian public health authorities. Finland to Host Humanitarian Conference on Syria United Nations, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The Finnish capital, Helsinki, will host a conference on the humanitarian situation in Syria on 23 and 24 January, a forum to launch a refugee aid plan for 2017 and 2018, confirmed today the UN. Japanese Scientists Reveal Mysteries of the Earth Nucleus 13 de enero de 2017, 14:32Tokyo, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese scientists stated that silicon is likely the mystery element missing in the composition of the Earth''s inner core, claiming progress on solving one of the planet''s deepest secrets. Turkey Receives Largest Number of Refugees Worldwide Ankara, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, said today in this capital that Turkey is the first country in the world in terms of the number of refugees in its territory. Republican Leader Rules Out Massive Deportations with Trump 13 de enero de 2017, 12:40Washington, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Paul Ryan, the head of the US House of Representatives, ruled out that President-elect Donald Trump would keep his promise to deport 11 million immigrants. Bolivia: More Tanks to Distribute Water in La Paz 13 de enero de 2017, 12:34La Paz, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has facilitated the installation of 192 tanks for the storage of large amounts of water in the 94 districts of the city, with supply disruptions. UN Appoints Deputy Representative for Colombia Peace Process 13 de enero de 2017, 12:33Bogota, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The appointment provided by the new Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, of Tania Patriota, as his Deputy Special Representative for Colombia, is now widely recognized by the national media. Mexican Newspaper Stressed the Decision of Repealing Cuban Policy Law 13 de enero de 2017, 12:23Mexico, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The decision of the president of the United States, Barack Obama, of putting an end to the special Immigration policy for Cubans, known as ''wet foot, dry foot'', was stressed today by the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. FARC-EP Leader Calls for President to Continue Peace Process in 2018 13 de enero de 2017, 12:17Bogota, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP leader, Timoleon Jimenez, called for the election in 2018 of a president to ensure the implementation of the peace agreements reached with the current Colombian government, El Espectador newspaper reported today. Armed Terrorists to Withdraw From Area Near Damascus 13 de enero de 2017, 11:16Damascus, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Armed terrorists will withdraw today from Wadi Baradá valley area, after negotiating to that end, said governor of Damascus province, Alaá Ibrahim. Science to Boost Cuban Economy, Expert Says 13 de enero de 2017, 10:29Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Havana-based Center of Molecular Immunology, Agustin Lage, stated that science and technology are presented today as the driving force that will boost the Cuban economic development. Cuba Will Host International Medical Convention Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 16 countries of 4 continents will attend International Convention Calixto 2017 taking place in this capital from January 23 to 25, organizers informed today. Respiratory Viruses Cause 112 Deaths in Costa Rica in 2016 12 de enero de 2017, 14:30San José, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) A total of 112 people died in Costa Rica in 2016 as a result of respiratory viruses, mainly AH1N1, according to the latest epidemiological bulletin of the Ministry of Health, released here today. Environmental Pollution Causes 1.2 Million Deaths in India New Delhi, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Environmental pollution causes 1.2 million deaths each year in India and the loss of three percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to a study by Greenpeace. Chile Approves Plan for New Period of Antarctic Activities 11 de enero de 2017, 14:56Santiago de Chile, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The Ministers of Foreign Relations, Heraldo Muñoz and Defense, Jose Antonio Gomez, approved today the Plan of Antarctic Activities 2017-2018, containing actions for the institutions attending the region. Norway Changing to Digital Radio 11 de enero de 2017, 14:54Oslo, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Norway is switching off its FM radio signals today in a move to replace traditional radio with digital audio broadcasting (DAB), making it the first country in the world to use DAB exclusively. Filipino Environmentalists Oppose Construction of Submarine Park 11 de enero de 2017, 14:52Manila, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Philippine environmentalists are opposing the construction of a touristic submarine park on Coron island, due to the risks that it would represent to the coral population in the east of the country. Cuba Expresses Condolences for the Death of Mário Soares 11 de enero de 2017, 13:34Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, expressed today the sorrow of the Cuban people and government over the death of the former president of Portugal Mário Soares. Almost 800 Persons Were Detained Due to Illegal Narcotics in Panama 11 de enero de 2017, 13:32Panama, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Panamenian authorities seized more than 63 tons of drugs and detained 797 persons related to illegal narcotics during 2016, official sources informed today. Cuba Sends Condolences Due to Death of Former Iranian President 11 de enero de 2017, 12:22Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas conveyed today the condolences of the Cuban government and people on the occasion of the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi, one of the main figures of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Mexico Ready to Receive Thousands of Deportees from US 11 de enero de 2017, 11:46Mexico, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government has capacity today to take back up to 600,000 illegal migrants who can be deported from the United States, according to the Secretariat of the Interior (SEGOB). FARC-EP Thanks French Support for Peace Pact Execution Bogotá, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP guerilla leader Timoleón Jiménez thanked today the French government for its support for the implementation of the peace agreements reached in Havana and officially signed in this capital on November 24. Bolivia Bets to Achieve Identity Reevaluation of the Coca Leaf La Paz, Jan 11(Prensa Latina) With the commemoration today of the National Day of Chewing (Acullico) of the coca leaf, Bolivia looks to revalue the cultural importance of the ancient costume. Cuban Health Experts to Help Poor Communities in Chicago Washington, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health experts will work with local specialists in assessing health care for vulnerable communities and limited resources in the American city of Chicago, the island''s diplomatic sources stated. Chilean Food Consortium Faces Losses Due to Avian Influenza 10 de enero de 2017, 17:49Santiago, Chile, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Chile''s food consortium Agrosuper estimated at $ 6.5 million USD the losses resulting from the slaughter of turkeys after the outbreak of avian influenza detected the previous week, official sources stated. First Syrian Export Trade Show Concludes 10 de enero de 2017, 12:49Damascus, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The first Syrian Export Fair closed today after three days of exhibition and signed contracts. National Security Force Deploys Troops in Two Brazilian States 10 de enero de 2017, 11:51Brasilia, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Security Force will complete today the deployment of 200 troops with their weapons and transportion equipment in the states of Amazonas and Roraima, where about 100 inmates were killed last week. Ministry of Science and Technology to be Created in Chile Santiago de Chile, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, announced the presentation of a bill of law to créate the Ministry of Science and Technology, one of the promises of her campaign. Beijing to Create Environmental Police Force to Fight Pollution Beijing, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The government of Beijing, China, is currently studying plans to combat air pollution in 2017 through the creation of an environmental police force that will oversight 16 districts. Microbes Manipulate Human Moods, Research Reveals London, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Spain and the United Kingdom have discovered that intestines microbes can ''manipulate'' our moods, making us feel happier or sad and depressed, reports the British University of Exeter today. France: 30 Departments on Orange Alert by the Cold Paris, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have declared 30 departments on orange alert due to a cold spell in the north and center of the country, while expecting the snowfall and ice formation on the surface. Hakes Jeopardized in Chile 06 de enero de 2017, 16:31Santiago de Chile, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The hake fishing, a crucial food product for Chileans, could be significantly damaged in the coming ten years, said today the website Publimetro. Activated First Environmental Contingency of 2017 in Mexico 06 de enero de 2017, 16:10Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Pollution by suspended particle reached 154 points in the municipality of Ecatepec, state of Mexico, which activated Phase I of environmental contingency, the first to be enacted in 2017. New York Times-- The Most Attractive Caribbean Destinations in 2017 06 de enero de 2017, 12:44Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The New York Times includes three Caribbean tourist destinations in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Belize among the 52 best places to visit in 2017. China Reiterates Importance of Stable Links With US Beijing, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today reiterated the importance that China and the United States maintain stable relations, an idea supported by the international community. Austrian Former President Calls for Closer Links with Cuba Vienna, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Former President Heinz Fischer has stated that he is in favor of improving relations between his country and Cuba, the Cuban embassy in Vienna reports today. More Than 500,000 Immigrants Arrived in Europe in 2016 06 de enero de 2017, 11:55Brussels, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 503,700 immigrants arrived in Europe in 2016, a 72 percent increase on the previous year, according to a report by the Frontex Regional Agency for Border and Coastal Protection. Colombia: FARC-EP Guerilla Moves to Temporary Camps 06 de enero de 2017, 11:54 Bogota, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Starting today, members of the FARC-EP will begin arriving in transit zones, where they will leave their weapons before moving to transition camps, Colombian media has reported today. Army Officer Denies Information on Imminent Attack in Colombia Bogota, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) General Alberto Mejias, commander of the Colombian Army, today ruled out the likelihood of an imminent car bomb attack, discrediting the content of a confidential document published by the media. Ash From Costa Rican Volcano Turrialba Continue to Fall San Jose, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Turrialba volcano today continues its active phase, with constant emissions of ashes, gases and water vapor, which are creating havoc in the Central Valley, where 60 percent of Costa Ricans live. Effectiveness of Experimental Vaccine against Malaria 05 de enero de 2017, 17:18Washington, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) US researchers revealed in a study published today the effectiveness of an experimental vaccine,elaborated with parasites genetically modified, against the malaria, a potentially deadly disease. Costa Rican Volcano Turrialba Expels Thick Ash Cloud 05 de enero de 2017, 12:15San Jose, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Active volcano, Turrialba, continues to emit a dense column of ash, gases and water vapor from the constant eruptions that are affecting the Central Valley, where 60 percent of the 4.8 million Costa Ricans live. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Iraqi Special Envoy 05 de enero de 2017, 11:57Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met today with Faleh al Fayad, a National Security adviser and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi. More Than 4.000 People Laid Down Their Weapons in Syria in 2016 05 de enero de 2017, 11:39Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Justice announced today that more than 4,700 armed and wanted people have surrendered to the authorities as part of the national reconciliation process in Syria. At Least 11 Dead and 35 Wounded by Terrorist Attack in Syria 05 de enero de 2017, 11:36Damascus, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) At least 11 people were killed and 35 wounded on Tuesday in the town of Yableh, in the Syrian Mediterranean province of Latakia, about 348 km northwest of Damascus, according to police sources. Turkey Denounces EU's Double Standards 05 de enero de 2017, 11:32Ankara, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu said today that his country did not want tense relations with any country or institution but that he believed that the EU was applying double standards and was arrogant. New Geological Map of the Moon Created By Chinese Scientists Beijing, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) A new 1: 2.5 million scale geological map of the Moon is being created by Chinese scientists and university experts, according to today''s reports. Doctors Take Care of Sextuplets Born in El Salvador San Salvador, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Doctors of the Salvadoran Institute of Social Security (ISSS) today maintain specialized attention to the sextuplets born this Wednesday. NASA Will Explore for the First Time Peculiarities of Black Holes 04 de enero de 2017, 12:28Washington, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced today a scientific mission to investigate for the first time the particularities of black holes, as well as neutron stars. Syrian President Holds Meetings with Iranian and Armenian Delegation 04 de enero de 2017, 12:21Damascus, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held separate meetings today with a political delegation from Iran and the Armenian Orthodox Church, whose representatives dealt with the current situation in the country. New General Victims Act Enters into Force in Mexico 04 de enero de 2017, 12:17Mexico, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The new General Victims Act will enter into force in Mexico today, after the text has been published in the Official Gazette. Argentina Declares 2017 Renewable Energy Year Buenos Aires, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentina declared 2017 the year of renewable energies in order to promote its use and to raise awareness on their importance for the country''s development in a sustainable environment. New Biodiversity Agency Begins in France 04 de enero de 2017, 09:25Paris, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Considered a pillar for the protection of nature, the French Agency for Biodiversity (FAB) started operations this year and is one of the main topics of the Council of Ministers held today. Terrorists Cut Electricity in Syrian Province of Quneitra 02 de enero de 2017, 11:20Damascus, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the terrorist group Front for the Conquest of the Levant, formerly Al Nusra, sabotaged today the electrical system in the southern Syrian province of Quneitra, about 70 kilometers southwest of Damascus. Indonesia Captain Arrested After Boat Fire Left 23 Dead 02 de enero de 2017, 10:50Jakarta,Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Police in Indonesia have arrested the captain of a ferry that burst into flames, leaving 23 people dead and dozens injured. Very Cold Temperatures and Snow Forecast for Highest Syrian Areas Damascus, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Temperatures will remain very cold in Damascus and other mountainous areas of Syria, where snow and rains will fall on the Mediterranean coast of this country, said today the weather forecast made by the Department of Meteorology. India Successfully Test Fires Ballistic Missile New Delhi, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) India successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile China Extends Orange Alert Due to Pollution Beijing, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina)China extended today the orange alert in this capital until Thurdsday according to authorities. Puerto Rico Implements Medical Cannabis Dispensaries 30 de diciembre de 2016, 16:43San Juan, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican President Alejandro García Padilla implemented today a regulation he passed a year and a half ago with the opening of two private medical cannabis clinics in Puerto Rico. Costa Rican Volcano Turrialba Erupts Twice in Less than Five Hours 30 de diciembre de 2016, 14:43San Jose, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Volcano Turrialba, in this country, erupted twice today in less than five hours, according to reports by the Costa Rican Volcanology and Seismology Research Institute (Ovsicori), which announced constant monitoring of the behavior of that hill. Alert on Language Barriers for World Application of Science 30 de diciembre de 2016, 13:52London, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) Language barriers hinder the correct compilation and application of scientific knowledge worldwide, warned today researchers of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Cubans Evoke Fidel Castro in China Beijing, Dec 30 M(Prensa Latina) Officials, diplomats and representatives of the Cuban community in China gathered in the Chinese capital today for a cultural and political event on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution and to evoke the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Syrian President Interview with Italian TV Channel Released Damascus, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad in an interview released today said, ''We cannot yet speak of the end of the war; it will end when all the terrorists are eliminated, and unfortunately they are still receive support from several countries.'' Angolan Population Increases Almost a Million Per Year Luanda, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan population will reach 28.3 million in 2017 having grown by almost a million per year since 2014, the date of the most recent census. Chinese North and Center Welcome 2017 Covered by Smog Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) China''s northern cities: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Henan as well as cities in the center of the country are covered today by smog. Bolivia Invests 632 Million Dollars in Clean Water La Paz, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) From 2011 to date, the Bolivian government has invested 632 million dollars in the implementation of the Mi Agua (My Water) and Mi Riego (My Irrigation) programs, according to a report released today. In Cuba Russian Exhibition Highlights Environmental Protection 29 de diciembre de 2016, 12:58By Jorge Petinaud Russian Minister Confirms Anomaly in Crashed Plane Moscow, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Transport Minister, Maxim Sokolov, has confirmed anomalies aboard the TU-154 plane, which fell into the sea 70 seconds after take-off from the airport at the resort of Sochi. Putin Announces Ceasefire and Reduction of Russian Troops in Syria Moscow, Dec 29(Prensa Latina) The Russian President, Vladimar Putin, has today announced an agreement between the government and the opposition in Syria to cease hostilities. The number of Russian troops in Syria will also be reduced. China's Unmanned Submersibles Descend 10,000 Metres Underwater 29 de diciembre de 2016, 10:52Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Three Chinese unmanned deep-sea devices descended over 10,000 metres underwater and successfully completed sea tests in the Pacific Ocean marking a major step in the country''s deep-sea research, researchers said. China Challenges US Inclusion of Chinese Companies in Black List Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of Commerce said today that the USA blacklist that includes Chinese companies is irresponsible and non-objective. Brazilian Government Invests Millions in Building Prisons Brasilia, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government is investing 1,200 billion reais (365 million dollars) in the construction of prisons and the modernization of the penal system, said presidential spokesman Alexandre Parola. World's Highest Bridge: Latest Feat of Chinese Engineering Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Beipanjiang bridge, the highest in the world stands 565 meters above Nizhu river cannon and connects the southern provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou,and was opened to traffic today as another sucess of this nation. First Angolan President Neto is Awarded the Nelson Mandela Prize Luanda, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s first president, Agosthino Neto, has been posthumously awarded a Mandela Prize for Audacity 2016, according to local media. US Judge Orders Preservation of CIA Torture Report Washington, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina)U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth issued the order Wednesday, of the report that describes the abuses and tortures that the CIA gave to those suspected of being terrorrists. World's Oldest Male Panda Pan Pan Dies at 31 Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Pan Pan, the world''s oldest male panda, died this Wenesday at 31 of cancer in south-west China''s Sichuan Province on Wednesday. Five Dead in Attack in China's Xinjiang 29 de diciembre de 2016, 07:50Beijing,Dec 29 (Prensa Latina)A total of 5 persons died when 3 Attackers drove a vehicle into a building in China''s far western region of Xinjiang, setting off an explosive device and using knives to kill two people before all three of the terrorist assailants were shot dead according to the Ministry of Public Security. Portuguese Former President in Critical Condition 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:20Lisbon, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese former president Mario Soares (92 years old) is still on critical health condition and in a deep coma, at the Red Cross Hospital in Lisbon. Mexican Navy Rescues Fishermen in Yucatan Coast 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:18Mexico, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Marine Secretariat-Mexican Navy (Semar) rescued four people whose boat was reported missing since December 25, was announced today. Literacy Campaign Makes Progress in El Salvador 28 de diciembre de 2016, 10:39San Salvador, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Education authorities in El Salvador declared 18 municipalities Free of Illiteracy in 2016, with which already amounted to 67 in that condition and more than 30,000 people benefited. Mozambique Political Groups Announces Seven Day Truce 28 de diciembre de 2016, 10:19Maputo,Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The seven day truce agreed between the opposition Resistencia Nacional Mozambicana (Renamo) and the governing Frente de Liberación de Mozambique (Frelimo)brings hopes of permanent peace to the country. India Arrests Smugglers With More Than 70 Poisonous Snakes 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:43New Delhi, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Police in the western Indian state of Maharashtra arrested two smugglers hiding more than 70 poisonous snakes in boxes to extract their poison and sell it, NDTV reported. Longest East-West High-Speed Railroad Operating in China 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:41Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) China inaugurated today one of the longest high-speed railways in the world, that will link the prosperous east coast with the least developed region in the southwest. China Launches High Resolution Remote Sensing Satellites 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:40Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) China launched a pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution remote sensing satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province today. Syria Takes Measures to Face Drinking Water Shortage 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:24Damascus, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government took today emergency measures in response to the shortage of drinking water due to the terrorist sabotage of the sources of supply in the Ein Fijeh area, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. Vietnam Promotes Greater Care for the Elderly Hanoi, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam promotes a greater attention to the elderly, who now represent almost 11 percent of the total population, showing a rapid aging. China for Peaceful Use of Outer Space Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) China has reaffirmed today its commitment to the peaceful use of outer space and its rejection of its use for military ends and the arms race. Guyana Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro Georgetown, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) A tribute to the recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, marked the 5th Meeting of Cuban Residents in Guyana, a diplomatic reported source today. China Defines Conditions of Environmental Crimes Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme People''s Court (TPS) and the Supreme People''s Procuratorate (FPS) have defined 18 types of ''serious environmental pollution'' , which will be considered crimes against the environment, according to the highest judicial Chinese bodies. Philippines Authorities Assess Typhoon Damage Manila, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities are assessing the damage caused by typhoon Nock-Ten, which has led to at least six deaths and 18 missing, as well as forcing the evacuation of 429,000 people. Donetsk Republic Returns Two Prisoners to Ukraine 27 de diciembre de 2016, 09:34Kiev, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) In a gesture of goodwill, the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic handed over two prisoners today to the head of the Ukrainian social organization ''Corps of Officials'', Vladimir Ruban. French Ministry Calls to Step Up Precautions Against Flu Epidemic Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The French Health Ministry has called on the population to step up precautions and preventive measures to counteract the spread of seasonal flu, which is a characteristic of the winter season. Evo Morales Highlights Importance of Strengthening Health System La Paz, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, highlighted today the importance of strengthening the system of national health so that the citizens do not travel abroad,to receive medical attention. Salvadorian Police Reinforces Security for New Year Celebrations San Salvador, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The holiday season continues in El Salvador and the National Civil Police (PNC) are maintaining operations today to guarantee the tranquility of the city. Death of George Michael Remains Unexplained London, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) British pop singer and songwriter George Michael has died at the age of 53 at his home in London; the cause of death is unknown. 300 Evacuated in Buenos Aires Due to Heavy Rains Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains in the last hours has lead to more than 300 people being evacuated in Pergamino, in the north of Buenos Aires, due to the overflow of a river. Egyptian Government to Solve Shortage of Medicines Cairo, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian government plans to end the current shortage of medicines that is affecting the country through a plan already agreed with international suppliers. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to Russia Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro has expressed his deepest condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after the recent tragic plane crash in the Black Sea, in which 92 people were killed. New Specie of Desert Bees Discovered Washington, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) US entomologist Zach Portman has identified nine new species of bee, two of which are quite similar to ants, Utah State University has reported today. Syria: 21 Civilians Killed by Terrorists in Aleppo Damascus, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities are currently trying to identify 21 bodies of civilians killed by terrorists before the city of Aleppo was evacuated. Chicago: Seven Killed in Violence Over Christmas Weekend Washington, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Over the Christmas weekend in Chicago, seven people were reportedly killed and 20 injured as a result of street violence, according to the Chicago police department. Plane Carrying Remains of TU-154 Victims Lands in Moscow 26 de diciembre de 2016, 08:39Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) A Russian military transport plane has brought to this capital 10 dead bodies and 84 fragments of people who were on board the crashed TU-154 in Sochi, amidst the national mourning of the nation. Chileans return home after tsunami alert eased Santiago de Chile, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Over 4,000 people returned home and are coping today with their daily routine after a tsunami alert was eased following a powerful earthquake that shook southern Chile on Sunday morning. Colombia Warns About the Effect of El Nino Phenomenon Bogota, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Unit for the Management of Disaster Risk, Carlos Iván Márquez, today called for extreme precaution measures against the arrival in Colombia of the El Niño weather phenomenon, which accentuates drought conditions. China Passes Traditional Medicine Law Beijing, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) A Law on Traditional Chinese Medicine was passed today during the closing of a seven-day session of the Standing Committee of the National People''s Congress (NPC). WHO Congratulates Angola for ending Yellow Fever Epidemic Luanda, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulated Angola for the end of the Yellow Fever epidemic, which was considered the biggest of the continent in 30 years, highlighted the media today. El Alto is the City of the Future, Says Bolivian Vice-president La Paz, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) El Alto, the youngest city in Bolivia, will bring together the best specialists in nuclear medicine, Vice-president Álvaro García Linera declared, referring to the investments currently carried out by the state in that city. Regions in Philippines Affected by Nearing Typhoon Manila, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippinean authorities oriented today to thousands of persons to evacuate to safe places before nearing typhoon Nock-ten, which is expected to touch territory in Island Catanduanes tomorrow morning passing then to ravage Luzon, the biggest island of the archipelago. Ageing Population, a World Reality Havana, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The accelerated ageing process in peoples around the world is more than enough reason for societies and scientific community of the world to join efforts to face together with intelligence that reality. WHO Reports Effectiveness of First Vaccine Against Ebola 23 de diciembre de 2016, 12:08Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced the effectiveness of the clinical trials of the first vaccine against Ebola, whose last outbreak claimed more than 11,000 lives. More Than 5,000 Migrants Killed in the Mediterranean this Year 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year rose to five thousand, after two shipwrecks yesterday claimed one hundred victims, according to humanitarian organizations. Consequences of the War in Aleppo, Syria 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:55Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The dramatic consequences of the four-year war imposed on Syria, particularly in Aleppo, are slowly being revealed, according to figures released by the authorities today. France Dismantles Drug Trafficking Ring in Marseilles 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:54Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have dismantled a drug trafficking ring in the southern city of Marseille and seized 30 kilograms of narcotics, police sources reported today. Three Migrants Injured in France During Police Chase Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Three migrants were injured in France, one of them seriously, when they jumped from a truck that was being chased by the police, local press reports. Ecuador: Less Tourism in Esmeraldas After Earthquake Quito, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Tourism in Esmeraldas, Ecuador''s coastal province, has been affected by a reduction in visits to recreation facilities and sites, following the earthquake that took place five days ago and the many aftershocks which have continued to affect the region. Cuba for Greater Cooperation With Vietnam Hanoi, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban consul in Ho Chi Minh City, Bernabé García, today declared that Cuba would promote cooperation, in tourism, medicine, biotechnology and agro-forestry, with the Vietnamese region of Mekong Delta. Italy Confirms Death in Milan of Berlin Truck Attack Terrorist Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minitti confirmed that Anis Amri, the Tunisian citizen wanted for the terrorist truck attack in Berlin was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with police in Milan. Venezuela: Toys Confiscated From Kreisel Company to Be Distributed Caracas, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP, in Spanish) will today distribute the second lot of toys confiscated by the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights (Sundde) from the company Kreisel. Angola to Announce End of Yellow Fever Epidemic Today Luanda, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan government will today announce the end of the yellow fever epidemic in the country, which had put the health system on a state of high alert and threatened to become a global problem when it spread to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. USA: Anti-nuclear Groups Alarmed by Message from Donald Trump Washington, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) A message published on Twitter by US President-elect Donald Trump keeps alarmed the international community and groups defending control over nuclear weapons. Libyan Airliner Is Hijacked and Diverted to Malta Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat,confirmed today the arrival of a plane with 82 men, 28 women and one infant for a total of 111 on board. Pakistan to Release 439 Indian Fishermen 23 de diciembre de 2016, 08:20Islamabad, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite the increse in bilateral tensions. Pakistan will release 439 Indian fishermen that were capture for fishing in territorial waters. Vietnam to Open First Space Observatory in Nha Trang 23 de diciembre de 2016, 07:53Hanoi, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam will open the country''s first space observatory in the central resort town of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province, early next year. 663 Villages in Beijing Replace Coal With Cleaner Energy in 2016 23 de diciembre de 2016, 07:34Beijing, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) 663 villages in Beijing had replaced coal with clean energy, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Rural Affairs said Thursday. Bolivian Minister Opens Hemodialysis Ward for Children 22 de diciembre de 2016, 16:58La Paz, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Health Ariana Campero opened today a hemodialysis ward at the Hospital del Niño in this city, which will benefit patients with kidney failure. Cuban Educators Ratify Commitment to Fidel's Legacy Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s education minister, Ena Elsa Velázquez, today reaffirmed the commitment of teachers to the legacy of the eternal Commander-in-Chief, Fidel Castro. Serbia in Military Agreement with Russia Belgrade, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for Russia to supply modern combat aircraft and other weapons to Serbia is being widely discussed by politicians, experts and the media. Angola: Too Many Weapons in Private Hands 22 de diciembre de 2016, 09:55Luanda, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Lieutenant General Mateus Gaspar, Angola''s chief armament and technical director for the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) has said that private security companies have too many weapons of war in their possession. Cuban Scientific Delegation Concludes Visit to US Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) headed by the first deputy minister Fernando González, have concluded a two-day visit to the United States, where they reached important agreements. Cubans Celebrate Educator's Day and Victory Over Illiteracy Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Students, teachers and executives from around the country celebrate today the Educator''s Day, commemorating the 55th anniversary of Cuba being declared territory free of Illiteracy by the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Six Persons Injured in Gas Blast Near Kolomenskaya Station in Moscow Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The gas blast took place near Kolomenskaya metro station in southern Moscow early Thursday and at least 6 persons were injured in the incident, according to Yulia Ivanova from the investigation team. Alcohol Poisoning Death Toll in Russian City Rises to 64 22 de diciembre de 2016, 08:01Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) In Irkutsk, where the poisoning bath concentrate lotion Â'' Bayarshik Â'' has killed 64 people, in the case of fatal poisoning with counterfeit vodka, according to official sources. China Launches Satellite to Monitor Global Carbon Emissions 22 de diciembre de 2016, 07:37Beijing, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) China launched a carbon dioxide monitoring satellite via a Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China''s Gobi Desert at 3:22 a.m. Thursday. Siberia Reaches Temperatures of Minus 62 Degrees Celsius 21 de diciembre de 2016, 13:05Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Yes, everyone knows about the raw Russian cold, but even for the Siberians it was amazing when their thermometers were unable to register the minus 62 degrees Celsius reached today in the city of Yurga, Kemerovo province. Insufficient Nitric Oxide in the Brain May Cause Alzheimer's 21 de diciembre de 2016, 10:58London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese experts reveal in a study published today that a lack of nitric oxide (NO) in the brain can cause Alzheimer''s, a disease that affects about 47 million people worldwide. Toxic Smog Covers Most of China for Five Days in a Row Beijing, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Residents of more than 24 Chinese cities, mainly in the north and center of the country, today saw their usual life hit, for the five days in a row, by a dense and toxic fog covering vast areas of the territory. Cuba Defends International Cooperation Without Conditions Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defends the principle of international cooperation without economic, political and social conditions that will imply interference in internal affairs or undermines sovereignty of a country. Chief of Russian Duma Defense Committee Receives Cuban Ambassador 21 de diciembre de 2016, 10:10Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the State Duma Defense Committee (Russian lower house), Vladimir Shamanov, welcomed the Cuban ambassador to the country, Emilio Lozada Garcia, diplomatic sources reported today. 32 Dead and 69 Wounded in Explosion in Mexican Market Mexico, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) At least 32 people were killed and 69 wounded by burns, the result of a series of explosions that occurred yesterday in the traditional pyrotechnic market of San Pablito, the largest of its kind in Mexico. Angola: 80 Percent of Collected Weapons Were Delivered Voluntarily Luanda, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Director of Interior Order of the Angolan National Police, Francisco Cardoso, today assured that almost 104,000 weapons were collected, and that the 80 percent were voluntarily delivered by the population. Extremists Hinder Again Evacuation in Aleppo, Syria Damascus, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Disagreements and clashes between terrorist groups have again put an end to the evacuation process of the eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, military sources reported. Bolivian Justice Requests US Extradition of Wanted Opposition Leaders La Paz, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Opposition leader and former president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and his closest collaborators are expected to return to Bolivia to report their actions to justice, political and judicial officials declare today. China for Optimizing Traditional Medicine Safety 21 de diciembre de 2016, 09:13Beijing, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina)Chinese lawmakers have called for stricter management of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) production. Legislators discussed a draft law on TCM, tabled for a third reading at the ongoing bimonthly session of the National People''s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, and agreed that the quality and safety of TCM materials should be ensured with improved regulations. Seismic and Geological Issues on the Agenda for Cuba-USA Cooperation Washington, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States signed in this capital a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the exchange of information on seismic records and related geological information. Cuba, USA Cooperate to Conserve Protected Land Areas Washington, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation and Exchange in Conservation of Wildlife and Protected National Land Areas. Some 30,000 People Affected by Mysterious Disease in Pakistan 20 de diciembre de 2016, 11:38Islamabad, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities in the southern Pakistani province of Sindh are on alert for the spread of a mysterious disease that has infected about 30,000 people in a month, causing joint pain and fever. Canadian Arctic Used to be Hot 20 de diciembre de 2016, 11:25London, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A US research into the remains of a Canadian Arctic bird indicates that 90 million years ago the temperature in the region was warm, said an article published today. Erdogan: Assassination of Russian Ambassador is a Provocation Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, his condolences for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. World Groundwater Depletion Linked to Climate Change La Habana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The volume of usable water in the world is declining due to intense droughts and other problems related to climate change, according to Ibrahim Plaza, a specialist at the Cuban Business Group for Hydraulic Use Arrest Made for Shots Fired at US Embassy in Turkey Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police have arrested today a man who is suspected of firing several times at the US embassy in the capital just a few hours after the Russian ambassador was killed. Syria and Cuba Increase Cooperation in Several Sectors 20 de diciembre de 2016, 10:00Damascus, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian minister of Industry, Ahmad al Hamu, has had talks with the Cuban ambassador in Damascus, Rogerio Santana, on ways to boost cooperation in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and food industries. Classes Suspended Until January 2017 in Ecuador Due to Quake Quito, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian authorities have decided to suspend classes until January 3rd 2017 in the province of Esmeraldas, which has been struck by an 5.7 earthquake, leaving three dead due to cardiac arrest and causing major damage. Terror, Syria Issue Bring Together, Russia, Turkey and Iran in Moscow Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after the shocking assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran are meeting here to discuss the fight against terrorism and the Syrian conflict. WWF Reports 163 New Species in Mekong Region Washington, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A group of 163 species, including nine amphibians and 14 reptiles, were discovered this year in the Mekong region, one of the areas with most biodiversity in the world, said a WWF report. Quakes Shake Ecuadorian Province of Esmeraldas 19 de diciembre de 2016, 11:04Quito, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) At least five earthquakes have shaken the province of Esmeraldas, located in the coastal region of Ecuador. China and Australia Agree to Cooperate on Oceanic Research 19 de diciembre de 2016, 10:43Beijing, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have agreed to collaborate on oceanic research in the southern hemisphere, official media reported on Monday. Lugansk Defense Forces Thwart Ukrainian Troop Attack 19 de diciembre de 2016, 10:42Kiev, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Lugansk''s self-defense forces have thwarted an attack by Ukrainian troops killing 10 people and wounding 20, according to sources from the republic. Syria Demands That UN Implement Resolutions Against Terror Damascus, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has sent a diplomatic note to the United Nations and the President of the Security Council asking them to implement their resolutions against terrorism, according media reports. Cuban First Deputy Minister of Science and Technology to Visit USA Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s first deputy minister of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), Fernando González, will visit the United States on December 20th and 21st, the National foreign ministry confirmed today. Jamaica promotes well-being of women and girls 18 de diciembre de 2016, 13:09Kingston, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica is working to improve the health and well-being of women and girls by implementing specific social programs to tackle their most common issues, praised the U.N. Secretary on HIV/AIDS, Dr. Eward Greene. Back in Cuba Medical Team that Helped Haiti Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) After two months of tireless humanitarian work in Haiti, a country ravaged by hurricane Matthew, a team of doctors of the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, has returned to Cuba. Russian University Welcomes around 600 Latin American Students Moscow, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) As a priority, Russia is opening its educational centers, especially the Peoples'' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), to the enrollment of students from Latin America, Africa and Asia. New Step Extends Vietnam-Cuba Economic Links Hanoi, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and Cuba were extended with a new agreement signed by companies of the biotechnology sector, as a step that confirms the progress towards the objective of rising the economic relations to the excellent level of their political links. A Four-Gene Cocktail Delays Ageing Process in Mice Washington, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) U.S, scientists proved in lab mice a cocktail with four genes that proved to delay ageing of cells, published today Cell journal. Mexican PT alerts on Imminent Privatization of Social Security 17 de diciembre de 2016, 11:07Mexico, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The national leadership of the Work Party (PT) warned about the imminent privatization of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the risk it implies today for the health of Mexicans. Scientists from 11 Countries to Attend EZLN Meeting in Mexico 17 de diciembre de 2016, 00:18Mexico, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) reported that 11 countries have confirmed SO FAR their presence at the meeting of the Zapatistas and ConCiencias por la Humanidad, to be held in the Mexican state of Chiapas. Turkey to Cooperate with Iran in Evacuating Aleppo Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish prime minister, Binali Yildrim has talked by telephone today with the first deputy president of Iran, Eshaq Jahangiri to offer his help in search of a solution for the evacuation of the Syrian city of Aleppo. FAO Discusses Rural Women's Role Rome, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The potential of rural women to tackle world hunger and poverty is the theme in Rome, today, of a high-level event sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Iran Reiterates Need to Stop Arms Supply to Syrian Opposition Tehran, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Iran reiterated today that the Syrian crisis will end when the West and Arab countries of the Persian Gulf stop supporting and supplying weapons to opponents whose setbacks in Aleppo have now triggered nervousness in their sponsors. Robotic Industry Grows in China Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese experts have stressed the rapid growth of the Chinese robotics industry, which sold 19,000 robots in the first half of the year. Pope Francis Meets President Santos and Uribe in the Vatican Bogota, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis met Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former president Alvaro Uribe today, who have been distanced due to their disagreement over the peace process with the FARC-EP, according to Colombian news reports. Syrian Reporter Imprisoned in Turkey Transferred to Hospital 16 de diciembre de 2016, 09:07Damascus, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Hosni Mahli, a correspondent for the Syrian News Agency (SANA) has been transferred to hospital after interrogation at Turkish police headquarters, local media reports today. Syria: Armed Extremists Break Agreement and Stop Leaving Aleppo 16 de diciembre de 2016, 07:23Aleppo, Syria, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The armed extremists refused to return the soldiers they have kidnapped, shot the evacuation corridor in Ramuseh and suspended the evacuation of those remaining in Aleppo, military sources told Prensa Latina today. US Drug Companies Accused of Price Fixing Washington, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Attorney Generals from 20 US states accused today six drug companies of planning price fixing of an antibiotic and a drug against diabetes. Greenepeace: Coasts of the Gulf of Mexico Contaminated Mexico, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Yucatan Peninsula are contaminated with plaguicides, because of the agriculture model in Mexico, alerted environmental organization Greenpeace Thursday here. Images of Cuba Among Best of 2016 in National Geographic Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Three images of Cuba are included in a 52-photograph selection described as the best by the magazine National Geographic in 2016. ALER Rejects Actions Against Venezuela in MERCOSUR San Salvador, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Association of Radio Education (ALER) has said that the decision by MERCOSUR members to temporarily suspend Venezuela as a member, contradicts the spirit of integration of this mechanism. Saudi Kingdom Will Continue Offensive in Yemen, Rejects Interference 15 de diciembre de 2016, 09:40Riyadh, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia will maintain the military option against the Houthis rebels of Ansar Allah in Yemen and is determined to prevent any ''external interference'' in the affairs of the neighboring country, highlighted official circles today. UN Coordinator to Visit Cuban Areas Affected by Hurricane Matthew Guantanamo, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, will visit some of the territories affected by Hurricane Matthew last October. First Armed Terrorists Start Leaving Aleppo Aleppo, Syria, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The first groups of armed terrorists started leaving Ramuseh, Aleppo, today morning, after the last negotiations come to fruition. Ambassadors Highlight ALBA Anniversary before the Dominican Press Santo Domingo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The ambassadors of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) highlighted the achievements of the integration group in the Dominican press. Lebanon, US Talk About Terrorism, Refugees and Aleppo Beirut, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) US Undersecretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs, Anne Patterson analyzed today the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon at times of systematic terrorist activity and worsening of the situation in Aleppo. China Allocates Relief Fund for Victims in Disaster Areas Beijing, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s finance and civil affairs ministries allocated 5,705 million yuan, or 826.3 million dollars, to support residents in disaster-stricken regions. Electricity for Mexican Subway to be Produced with Solid Waste Mexico City, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The solid urban waste generated in Mexico City will be used to generate electricity and meet the demands of the subway, it was known today. Russian University of Friendship with the Peoples Honors Fidel Castro Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Students and professors of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Friendship with Peoples paid tribute to Fidel Castro Ruz. Russia Denounces Attack on Aleppo Evacuation Column 14 de diciembre de 2016, 09:05Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the parties in conflict in Syria denounced today the attack in eastern Aleppo against a column aimed at evacuating armed renegades to the neighboring province of Idlib. Vietnam to Strengthen Cooperation to Help Victims of Remnants of War 14 de diciembre de 2016, 09:02Hanoi, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam intends to strengthen cooperation to help the victims of bombs and mines left over from the war against this country, a topic at a conference between the government and an international NGO. Investigation Ongoing on Aggression Against Mexican Senator Mexico, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General''s Office (PGR) is investigating the acts of violence against the Olympic senator and Olympic medalist Ana Gabriela Guevara, who was beaten on the Mexico-Toluca highway. About 75 Percent of Americans Support Relations with Cuba Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) About 75 percent of Americans have favored the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, and 73 percent have supported an end to the economic blockade on the island, according to a Pew Research Center polling. Panamanians Demand National Mourning for Victims of US Aggression 13 de diciembre de 2016, 12:13Panama, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Polo Ciudadano organization today demanded that Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela declare December 20th a day of National Mourning in memory of the victims of the US invasion in 1989. Cuba Rejects Double Standards of Some Arms Producing Nations Geneva, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Rodolfo Benitez, head of the Cuban delegation to the Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons has released a statement, which says that Cuba rejects the double standard of some weapon-producing countries, who produce weapons that have devastating effects, but at the same time try to limit the purchase of less sophisticated weapons for self-defense purposes. More Than a Thousand Persons Receive Legal Status in Damascus 13 de diciembre de 2016, 10:46Damascus, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have today legalized the social status of 1,500 people in Kanaker, Damascus province, as part of the broad national reconciliation process. Ecuador Praises Cuban Achievements in Human Rights 13 de diciembre de 2016, 10:41 Quito, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Ecuador (Acure) has highlighted the achievements of the island in the field of human rights. UN Increases Emergency Funds Request United Nations, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, will make his annual request for funds for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), a mechanism that is aimed at alleviating suffering caused by conflicts and disasters. Millions of US Citizens would Lose Health Insurance without Obamacare Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Some 52 million US citizens under 65 years old with pre-existing health problems could remain without health insurance if the health legislation known as Obamacare is eliminated, said a report today. Captured Terrorist Confesses Crimes in Aleppo 12 de diciembre de 2016, 12:55Damascus, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Yousef Fahd Deeb, a terrorist who was captured in Aleppo when he tried to escape with a group of civilians, has confessed today that extremists fighting in the city are receiving full support from Turkey. Strict Alert in Costa Rica to Prevent Deaths From Influenza 12 de diciembre de 2016, 12:24San Jose, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican health authorities are today maintaining strict monitoring and alert protocols to prevent further deaths from the seasonal influenza virus, which has already killed 10 this year. Agreement with Cuba is a Strong EU Statement, Mogherini Says Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has issued a strong statement today after signing the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba and finally abolishing the ''common position'', the bloc''s diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said today. Food Production Falls in Argentine 12 de diciembre de 2016, 11:35Buenos Aires, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Food production in Argentine fell by 2.6 percent in the first nine months of the year, according to a report on the Minuto Uno website. Evo Morales: The Capitalist System Has Failed La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s president Evo Morales today called the capitalist model a failure and criticized the policies of domination, intervention and looting in several countries around the world. Court to Decide on Fast Tracking Peace Laws in Colombia Bogotá, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Constitutional Court will today announce its decision on the use of fast tracking to process and issue peace laws, a decision considered key to both the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Cuban Doctors Are An Example to Imitate, Affirms David Nabarro United Nations, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations expert in development and health, David Nabarro, today said that Cuban doctors, who serve in several parts of the world, are an example to follow as they make an important contribution to humanity. Regional Conference on Epidemiology Begins in Paraguay 12 de diciembre de 2016, 08:34Asunción, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) New strategies and challenges for an integrated response to zika and other diseases will be the key subject of the 19th Regional Conference on Field Epidemiology, which begins today in the Paraguayan Ciudad del Este. UN Hopes to Control Cholera in Haiti by 2018 United Nations, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations hopes to have cholera under control in Haiti by 2018 with a newly launched strategy against the epidemic, said health expert David Nabarro. Alert on South Asian Massive Migrations due to Climate Dacca, Dec 10 (PL) Migration in Southern Asia will increase without control over the next years due to climate change affecting the world and this region in particular, alerts a study published here. Coordinated Work of Authorities and Liquor Producers Goes to Cancun 09 de diciembre de 2016, 13:31 Mexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The paper ''Bats, Agaves and Tequila'' was chosen as part of the investigative works to be presented at the 13rd United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP13) in Cancun, Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Suriname: Cuba Is a Bastion of Inspiration Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a bastion of inspiration, according to the Surinamese Ambassador to Cuba, Ike Desmond Antonius. Chile: Flag Rescued in 1973 Coup Returns to the Palacio de La Moneda Santiago, Chile, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A flag rescued 43 years ago from the first floor of the Palacio de La Moneda in the middle of the coup of September 11th 1973, was returned today to the Government House in Chile. Russia Assists Civilians After Escaping Terrorists in Aleppo 09 de diciembre de 2016, 10:49Moscow, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Conflicting Parties in Syria reported today on the aid provided to more than eight thousand people who escaped from the eastern part of the city of Aleppo. South Africa to Benefit Greatly with Cuban Technicians, Minister Says Pretoria, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) South African Public Works Minister, Thulas Nxesi, has said that his country will benefit greatly from the program of the Cuban Technical Advisers. Food Prices Decline But Remain High, Says FAO Rome, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Food prices worldwide fell slightly in November, but remain high compared to the same period in 2015, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report today. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. Human Rights Commission: Journalists are in Danger in Mexico Mexico, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Journalists, communicators and civil rights defenders are currently under threat in Mexico, Luis Raul Gonzalez, president of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), has said. Syria Describes Statement by International Red Cross as Unacceptable 08 de diciembre de 2016, 11:51Damascus, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described a recent statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva as ''deception in favor of terrorist organizations and their attacks on health centers.'' Dozens of Iraqi Killed in Air Raid Against IS 08 de diciembre de 2016, 11:43Baghdad, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of civilians have been killed in the western town of Qaim in a bombing attack against Islamic State (IS), attributed to the international coalition and the Iraqi army. Bolivia Reaffirms Peaceful Nature of its Nuclear Program La Paz, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The Hydrocarbons and Energy Minister, Luis Alberto Sanchez, has reaffirmed the peaceful nature of the Center for Research and Development of Nuclear Technology being built in El Alto today. UN Expert Calls on Australians to Fight Racism 07 de diciembre de 2016, 12:11United Nations, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The UN special speaker in Human Rights, Mutuma Ruteere called on Australians today to join efforts against racism, xenophobia and other forms of discrimination in the country. New Evidence on the Formation of The Solar System London,Dic 7 (Prensa Latina) International research involving a Monash University scientist is using new computer models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system. Italian Scientists Develop Robotic Hand for Quadriplegics Rome, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) An exoskeleton robot developed by the Italian Biorobotic Institute, which allows quadriplegic people to perform certain movements autonomously, attracts the attention here today. Scientists Request Trump to Pay Attention to Climate Change Washington, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A letter signed by 800 scientists and addressed to President-elect Donald Trump calls for the new US government to be aware of the effects of climate change and not abandon immediate actions to face its effects. Cuban Minister Urges Realize Cuba-Russia Scientific Collaboration 06 de diciembre de 2016, 18:07Havana, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Elba Rosa Perez urged today the 55 paerticipants in the the First Cuba-Russia Workshop for Scientific-Technological Exchange to identify specific projects for joint work. Japan PM's Pearl Harbor Visit Won't Be For Apology: Spokesman 06 de diciembre de 2016, 12:23Tokyo,Dic 6 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe''s visit to Pearl Harbor this month, the first by a Japanese leader, will not be to apologize for the Japanese attack 75 years ago that drew the United States into World War Two, Abe''s top aide said on Tuesday. Floods in Southern Thailand Cause 14 Deaths 06 de diciembre de 2016, 11:41Bangkok, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Thailand''s Interior Ministry has reported that last week''s floods in the south of the country have killed 14 people and left several tourist islands in a state of disaster. Contributions of Traditional Chinese Medicine Highlighted 06 de diciembre de 2016, 10:27Beijing, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the contribution of traditional Chinese medicine in combating epidemics and the treatment of viral diseases on a global scale, according to a book published today by the Government. COP 13 Warn of Loss of Forests and other Ecosystems Cancun, Mexico, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The secretary for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Braulio Ferreira, has warned of the rapid loss of forests on the planet. Poverty in Mexico Threatens Environment, Says Expert Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Poverty is currently threatening natural respources and the environment in the country, biologist and former rector of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Jose Sarukhan, asserted. Thailand Declares Some Provinces Disaster Area 05 de diciembre de 2016, 12:50Bangkok,Dic 5 (Prensa Latina) Koh Samui and Koh Phangan tourist island resort have been placed on the disaster areas list as heavy rain continues to pound the two resort islands and other areas in Surat Thani and other southern provinces. World's First Polluted River From 7,000 Years Ago Found 05 de diciembre de 2016, 12:19London, Dic 5 (Prensa Latina) Researchers have found that contamination and pollution of surface water have been ongoing for the last seven thousand years according to Science of the Total Environment,. COP 13 in Cancun to Measure Participant Carbon Footprints Cancun, Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the Conference of the Parties (COP13) on biological diversity will be able to measure their carbon footprint, an initiative of the meeting to be in harmony with nature and its preservation, announced the Organizers. COP 13 and Biological Diversity Conference Opens in Cancun 04 de diciembre de 2016, 12:34Cancun, Mexico, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) About Some 10,000 delegates from the 196 countries signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are participating here in the Conference of the Parties (COP13) of this agreement, which officially opens today at Moon Palace hotel. Minimum Temperatures up to Minus Two Degrees in Damascus 04 de diciembre de 2016, 10:53Damascus, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The minimum temperatures in Damascus, Syria, and even close to the capital, will go down to less than 2 Celsius degrees starting next Wednesday, as an unusual standard for this time of the year. Cuban Health Mission Concludes Visit to Peru 04 de diciembre de 2016, 01:00Lima, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) A mission from the Cuban Health Services company (SMC) concluded this weekend a visit to Peru, after holding various important meetings, paving the wave for agreements with various institutions and regional managements of Peru. Seven Dead, 10 Missing in China Mine Blast 03 de diciembre de 2016, 21:16Beijing, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) There have been 17 fatalities and 10 people remain missing following an explosion at a coal mine in north China''s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region today. No Air Incidents Over Crimea Due to Missile Launches Says Russia 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:52Moscow,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Transport Ministry has observed no air incidents in the airspace over Crimea due to Ukraine''s missile launches, Russian Transport Minister Maksim Sokolov said today. Russia Ministry of Defence: UK Not Providing Aid to Aleppo 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:31Moscow,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the claims of UK Prime Minister Theresa May regarding Russia''s alleged interference in humanitarian aid supplies in Syria''s Aleppo are groundless and Britain should stop getting in the way of Russia supplying aid to Syria, especially since it does not supply any aid of its own. Indonesia Police Aircraft With 15 on Board Crashes 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:16Jakarta,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) A twin-engine aircraft operated by the Indonesian police crashed into the sea near Batam today with 15 people on board, said local authorities. There are no reports of survivors. Two Migrants Killed in Train Accident in Austria 03 de diciembre de 2016, 16:34Vienna,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Two suspected migrants were killed Saturday and a third was seriously injured in an accident as they hid in a cargo train from Italy to Austria, police said. Forest Fires Left Europe without Woods 20,000 Years Ago 02 de diciembre de 2016, 16:20Amsterdam, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) A study made by experts from the Dutch university of Leiden, points out that forest fires started by pre-history hunters and recollectors contributed to leave Europe without a dense amount of woods. Spain Forecasts Drastic Fall in Unemployment Until 2019 02 de diciembre de 2016, 13:29Madrid, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The conservative government of Mariano Rajoy predicted today that the unemployment rate in Spain, second highest in Europe, will be at the end of 2019 at 12.8 percent of the economically active population. DPRK Condemns UN Security Council Sanctions Resolution 02 de diciembre de 2016, 13:28Pyongyang, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned and rejected today a recent sanctions resolution against the country, unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council this week. Syrian Army Retakes New Areas in Aleppo Damascus, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army retook control of the Aleppo international airport today, consolidating its positions in the Taril al Bab and Al Helwaniyah neighborhoods, military sources informed. U.N. Doubles Humanitarian Appeal for Nigeria to One Billion Abuja,Dec 2 (Prensa Latina)The United Nations has doubled its humanitarian funding appeal for northeast Nigeria to $1 billion in 2017 in a bid to reach nearly 7 million people hit by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram insurgency who need life-saving help, it said today. EUROPOL Terror Warning: ISIS Plots Brutal Killings in Europe Amsterdam,Dic 2 (Prensa Latina) Europol said that in the wake of murderous attacks in Belgium and France, terrorists are very likely to strike again in the near future. Colombia to Complete Repatriation of Plane Crash Victims to Brazil Bogota, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Foreign Ministry has reported that the repatriation of the 71 victims of the plane crash in Medellín on Monday will be completed with the departure of the remains of the Brazilian and Bolivian citizens. Cancun: a Look at the Biodiversity of the Planet at the COP 13 By Ana Laura Arbesú Cancún, Mexico, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) From Cancún, one of the richest areas in plant and animal life on the planet, Environment Ministers will agree today on several actions for its preservation, in a meeting prior to the Conference of the Parties (COP13) on biodiversity , which begins next Sunday. Caricom Calls to Major Efforts to Fight AIDS 01 de diciembre de 2016, 15:46Georgetown, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (Caricom) urged the member countries to increase the efforts in preventing the AIDS, at the time that it called countries, institutions and individual donors to increase assistance and support. Corals Much Older Than Previously Thought, Study Finds 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:46Washington,Dic 1 (Prensa Latina) Coral genotypes can survive for thousands of years, possibly making them the longest-lived animals in the world, according to researchers at Penn State. Greece: Refugees and Migrants Relocated Due to Low Temperatures 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:18Athens, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities and humanitarian organizations reported today that they have moved thousands of migrants from a camp at the foot of Mount Olympus, in the center of the country, to hotels and apartments, due to the worsening of weather conditions. Japanese Company Plans Artificial Meteor Shower 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:15Tokyo, Dic 1 (Prensa Latina) A Japanese company named Sky Canvas plans to launch a colorful artificial meteor shower barrage via micro-satellite. Bolivian Government to Invest in Projects to Guarantee Water 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:01La Paz, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales today announced an investment of 78 million dollars for four projects that will guarantee the supply of water to the areas affected by drought. UAE Grants Citizenship to 97 Children Born to Emirate Mothers 01 de diciembre de 2016, 11:43Abu Dahbi, Dec 1st (Prensa Latina) Government circles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today presented as evidence of the country''s interest in its citizen''s welfare, security and stability, the granting of citizenship to 97 children of Emirate mothers married to foreigners. Human Ancestor Lucy Spent Much of Her Time in Trees, Study Says Washington,Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) ''Lucy'', the ancient ancestor of modern humans, probably spent at least a third of her day nesting in trees, according to new research unveiled today. India Confirms Launching of 83 Satellites With a Single Rocket 01 de diciembre de 2016, 11:07New Delhi, Nov 1st (Prensa Latina) The Indian Space Research Agency (ISRO) plans to enter the record books by launching 83 satellites in a single launch next month, a government source confirmed today. Colombians Pay Tribute to Brazilian Soccer Club Bogota, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Colombian soccer fans and the population have paid homage to the Chapecoense Brazilian club at the stadium where the South American Cup was to be contested against Atletico Nacional last night. Chile Enters in the Anti-Immigrant Orbit 01 de diciembre de 2016, 10:55Santiago, Chile, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) In tune with the trends in Europe and the United States, with the imminent arrival at the White House of Donald Trump, Chile entered the anti-immigrant orbit fueled by right-wing politicians. Cuba: An Example in the Prevention of HIV/AIDS Havana, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Three decades after the first program of prevention against HIV / AIDS, Cuba has achieved a low prevalence of the disease, health authorities stressed today during the World Day of response to this pandemic. Nigeria Calls for Internal Resolution to Sudanese Crisis 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:40Abuja, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The South Sudan peace process will be more effective if it is implemented without external intervention, only with that of the country''s own leaders, stated Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, quoted by Vanguard newspaper. Hungary: Syrian Native Gets 10 Year Sentence for Border Unrest 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:30Budapest, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) A Syrian citizen was sentenced on terrorism charges to 10 years in prison by a Hungarian court for using a megaphone to threaten police officers, the Szeged court announced today. Indonesia Police Reveal Scope of Foiled Jakarta Terror Plot 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:10Jakarta,Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The plot was foiled when anti-terror police arrested 4 persons. EU Demands Five Billion Euros to Strengthen Defense 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:57Brussels, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has demanded the contribution of five billion euros from its member states for the creation of a fund to finance joint defense projects. Thousand Civilians Evacuated From Aleppo, Syria 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:41Damascus, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) More than 5,000 people, including 3,000 children, left the eastern areas of Aleppo, Syria, and receive all the humanitarian aid they needed, military sources reported today. 2016 Hurricane Season Closes Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) After six very active months the 2016 hurricane season in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean is closing, being declared the most destructive since 2012, and the deadliest since 2005. Three Thais Plotting Bombings in Bangkok Detained 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:38Bangkok, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Thai police confirmed today the arrest of three individuals for illicit association and possession of explosives, who were allegedly planning an attack in the capital. Fidel Castro: the IPK, its Humanity and Altruistic Spirit Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientist, Jorge Perez, remembered here the altruistic personality of recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, when he inaugurated the center dedicated to the study of infectious diseases: the Institute Pedro Kouri (IPK). Cuba-USA Scientists Hold Another Meeting on Arboviruses 28 de noviembre de 2016, 16:19Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) A bilateral meeting between scientists from Cuba and the United States opened here today seeking to increase the exchange of arbovirus researches and identify opportunities for research in this field. Scientists Warn That Collapse of Glacier Could Be Catastrophic 28 de noviembre de 2016, 13:14Washington, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The hulking West Antarctic ice sheet has been worrying scientists for decades. Dr. Cambras: Fidel Showed The Way That Cuba Should Go Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Doctor Rodrigo Alvarez Cambras, the director of the main orthopedic hospital in Cuba - Frank Pais, in an interview with Prensa Latina, has expressed his sorrow on the death of Fidel Castro and stated that Fidel showed the way that Cuba should go, a way that cannot be reversed. Nigerian Army Kills Boko Haram Terrorists 28 de noviembre de 2016, 11:56Abuja, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian army has killed 30 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in fighting in the northeast state of Borno, according to an official in the town of Gwoza. Peruvian Defense Minister Resigns After Relationship Revelation Lima, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Defense Minister Mariano González has resigned after revealing that one of his advisers, Lissete Ortega, is his new partner. Bolivia Seeks to Reduce Levels of Carbon Dioxide Emission La Paz, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government is implementing a strategy to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by 80 percent as part of its environmental policy. Mexican Company to Promote Health Tourism in Cuba Mexico, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) A contract to promote and market the treatments offered by the Cuban medical services was signed today between Multisalud, from Cuba, and the Mexican company Viajes Bojorquez. 7.2 Earthquake in El Salvador Causes Dozens of Aftershocks 25 de noviembre de 2016, 15:08San Salvador, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 perceptible aftershocks were generated by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook El Salvador yesterday. The earthquake was felt as well in Guatemala and Nicaragua. For The First Time, Living Cells Have Formed Carbon-silicon Bonds Washington, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have managed to coax living cells into making carbon-silicon bonds, demonstrating for the first time that nature can incorporate silicon, one of the most abundant elements on Earth, into the building blocks of life. Cold Weather Kills 20 Refugges in North Afghanistan Kabul, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cold weather and freezing temperatures that engulfed a remote northern province in Afghanistan this week killed at least 20 people, all of them internally displaced including several children, Afghan officials said today. Mega Earthquakes Preferentially Occur on Flat Faults: Study Washington, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Mega-earthquakes, magnitude 8.5 and stronger, preferentially occur where faults are mostly flat, a new study said today. President Evo Morales Calls for Respect and Love for Women La Paz, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has stated today that the greatest love and respect within a family should be for women. World of Viruses Uncovered in Australia Canberra,Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) A groundbreaking study of the virosphere of the most populous animals, those without backbones such as insects, spiders and worms and that live around our houses, has uncovered 1445 viruses, revealing people have only scratched the surface of the world of viruses, but it is likely that only a few cause disease. International Project in Cuba Increases Perception of Seismic Risk 24 de noviembre de 2016, 15:00Santiago de Cuba, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) An international project called ''Ciudades Preparadas y Alertas'' (Alert Cities) has now increased the perception of seismic risk among the population, and ended its second stage Thursday, sponsored by several world institutions. A Thousand Firefighters Protest in Paris to Demand More Attention Paris, Nov. 24 (Prensa Latina) A thousand French firefighters marched through the streets of this capital today to protest the difficult conditions in which they carry out their work and demand more attention from the government. Inter Milan's Gary Medel Surgery Successful 24 de noviembre de 2016, 13:05Rome, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Inter have confirmed that Chilean Gary Medel''s knee surgery this morning was ''a complete success''. Turkey Upset by European Parliament Vote 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:57Ankara, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reacted unhappily after the vote in the European Parliament (EP) today, to freeze the country''s entry into the European Union (EU). Indonesians Protest Violence Against Rohingya Muslims 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:56Jakarta,Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Indonesians took to the streets in Jakarta and other cities today to protest against reported rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims during a military crackdown in Myanmar. Tokyo Sees First November Snow Accumulation Since 1875 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:44Tokyo, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Snow fell over Tokyo and eastern Japan today, marking the first time the capital recorded snow accumulation in November since 1875. Recycled Astronaut Pee Boosts Chances for Future Deep-Space Travel 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:22Washington, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) NASA is looking to proposals to recyle orine,excrements as to use it in astrounauts suits for future crews in space. Hungary Approves Free Visas for Ukrainians Budapest, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Hungarian government today approved a resolution granting Ukrainian citizens free long-term visas that will be valid in Hungary but not in the rest of the European Union. The Sahara Desert Was Turned to Humid, says Study Washington, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) As recently as 5,000 years ago, the Sahara â€'' today a vast desert in northern Africa, spanning more than 3.5 million square miles â€'' was a verdant landscape, with sprawling vegetation and numerous lakes. Hurricane Otto Approaches Nicaragua Managua, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Otto, a category-one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is approaching the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour. New Airbus Takes off from France in its First Test Flight 24 de noviembre de 2016, 10:02Paris, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The A350-1000, the biggest European civilian twin-engine aircraft produced by Airbus, took off today in the French city of Toulouse for its first test flight. China Will Ban Smoking in Public Places Throughout the Country Beijing, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Smoking in public places will be banned legally throughout the country when a regulation is enacted by the end of the year on the subject, informed the National Health Commission and Family Planning of China. Forum in Chad on Vertical HIV Transmission in Africa Luanda, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Some 100 specialists and health professionals of 21 countries of West and Central Africa will meet as of today in N''Djamena, Chad to eliminate vertical transmission of HIV, informed Angolan Public Television (TPA). Roads and Dams Threaten Preservation of Tigers in Asia 24 de noviembre de 2016, 00:18Naypyidaw, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have said today that a road project in Myanmar and dam proposed in Thailand are the main threats to the survival of tigers in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Noise, Second Environmental Crime in Mexico City 23 de noviembre de 2016, 17:54Mexico City, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Noise is the second environmental crime with highest amount of reports to the Environmental and Territorial Planning Department of Mexico City for 13 years, said today the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM). Brazilian Civil Engineering Shows its Progress in Havana Convention Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian specialists presented their criteria on civil engineering as part of the activities of the 18th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18) in Havana´s Convention Center. Scientists Propose a Network of Mobile Walkways for Large Cities 23 de noviembre de 2016, 16:04Bern, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Swiss scientists dedicated to futuristic transport solutions for car-free urban centers have proposed a network of accelerating moving walkways, the Lausanne Federal Polytechnic School (EPFL) announced today. Africa-Arab Countries Summit in Session in Ecuatorial Guinea Malabo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The VIIV Africa-Arab Countries Summit begins today at the Conference Hall of the city of Sipopo with a welcome address by Equatorial Guinea''s President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, to 66 leaders from the two regions. Cuban Expert Calls for Global Commitment to End Gender Violence United Nations, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sexologist, Mariela Castro, called today for the political will of all States worldwide to lead major and decisive efforts to eradicate violence against women. More than 6 million people Live with HIV in S.A. Pretoria, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) About 6.75 million people are now living with HIV in South Africa and from those who have undergone a viral load, more than 80 percent are suppressed. High-Speed Internet Outlined for All Serbian Houses by 2020 23 de noviembre de 2016, 00:18Belgrade, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Every house in Serbia will be able to access high-speed Internet by 2020, said Rasim Ljajic, vice-president of the Government and Minister of Commerce, Tourism and Telecommunications. Researcher Praises Foreign Participation in Cuban Convention Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) ''The great foreign participation in the Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18), which takes place in Havana, is the result of the quality of national science,'' Cuban researcher Guido Riera said. UN Urges to Address Water Issues from Cooperation 22 de noviembre de 2016, 16:26United Nations, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Senior officials at the UN Security Council urged today to strengthen international cooperation on water issues, in order to prevent them from leading to conflicts and crises. Boko Haram Overruns Villages in Chibok.Nigeria 22 de noviembre de 2016, 12:34Abuja, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina)Boko Haram fighters are overrunning villages near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok, forcing hundreds of people to flee as they loot and burn in the area from which nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped in 2014, local leaders said today. Costa Rica on Alert for Tropical Storm 22 de noviembre de 2016, 12:22San Jose, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica has been in tension today in front of teh advance of tropical storm Otto and the possibility that it will reach Costa Rica or neighboring Nicaragua with hurricane force in the next 48 hours. Thousands of Displaced in Japan Following 7.4-degree Earthquake 22 de noviembre de 2016, 12:22Tokyo, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people have moved to elevated areas in the Fukushima region, where a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck, as a result of fears of a tsunami like the one in 2011. Turkey Dismisses Almost 10,000 Soldiers and Policemen 22 de noviembre de 2016, 11:21Ankara, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A total of 9,997 officials form several security forces have been expelled from their posts since the failed coup in July, according to data published today by an official Turkish newspaper. Mechanical Engineering at Havana Architecture Event Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth Cuban Congress on Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy has begun its sessions today, within the framework of the 18th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18). Death Toll from India Railroad Accident Rises to 146 22 de noviembre de 2016, 10:04New Delhi, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from a railroad accident which occurred two days ago in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 146, according to local authority reports. Another 25 bodies were removed from the rubble and one person succumbed to their injuries in hospital, bringing the total number of victims from the derailment of 14 carriages of the Patna-Indore Express to 146, the spokesperson of the North Central Railways, Vijay Kumar told the media. More than 30 Countries to Architecture Convention In Havana Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of specialists from 31 countries from all parts of the planet, the 18th Scientific Convention of Engineering and Architecture was opened at the Havana Convention Center Monday. Nicaraguan Government Issues Green Alert over Tropical Storm 21 de noviembre de 2016, 15:21Managua, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan government issued today a green alert over the possible effects that the tropical storm number 16 could cause to the populations in the lowlands of the Caribbean coast, southeast of the country. Earthquakes in Chile for Two Days in a Row 21 de noviembre de 2016, 14:38Santiago, Chile, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Two new earthquakes have hit Chile during the last hours, the most recent one with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale shook the regions of Biobío and La Araucanía. Kangaroo Bone Nose Piercing is Oldest Bone Jewellery Ever Found Canberra,Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A crafted piece of bone found in Australia looks as if it were designed to be worn in the nasal septum, making it the oldest bone jewellery belonging to Homo sapiens to be identified anywhere in the world. Terrorist Attacks Cause Three Dead and 21 Injured in Damascus 21 de noviembre de 2016, 14:18Damascus, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist attacks with rockets and mortar projectiles provoked three dead and 21 injured people in the neighborhoods of Dahiet al Assad, Mezzeh 86 and Mazraa, in this capital, as reported by the Damascus Police Command Monday. United Arab Emirates and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cuba have strengthened today their economic relations with a business forum at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, to discuss opportunities and new ties. Rainfall Continues in Southern Costa Rica due to Tropical Depression 21 de noviembre de 2016, 11:23San Jose, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican authorities today increased preventive measures to face the abundant rainfall that has affected the south of the country for several days, due to a low pressure system which now turned into a tropical depression, the sixteenth of the current hurricane season. Death Toll of Train Accident in India Increases to 133 New Delhi, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the derailment of 14 wagons of a passenger train in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 133 today, while the number of wounded exceeded the 200. NY Museum Opens to Public an Exhibit on Cuban Biodiversity New York, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The New York Museum of Natural History has opened today to local and foreign public the expected special exhibition ''Cuba'', an unprecedented tour of the rich biodiversity and culture of the Caribbean nation. More than 100 Dead and 200 Injured in Train Crash in India New Delhi, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) At least 115 people were killed and more than 200 injured today by derailing 14 wagons of a passenger train in northern India. Director General of the IAEA 20 de noviembre de 2016, 10:10Havana, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, today began a three-day official visit to Cuba. The Zodiac and the World after Super Moon 20 de noviembre de 2016, 02:36By Claudia Dupeirón García UN Claims Human Right to Sanitation United Nations, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, demanded in the World Day of Sanitation, commemorated Saturday, the access of all human beings to bathrooms, in order to stop the sanitary crisis in the planet. Cuba Widens National Seismologic Network 18 de noviembre de 2016, 16:00Santiago de Cuba, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The net of stations of the Cuban National Seismologic System (SSN in Spanish) is continuing its widening, to optimize monitoring of earthquakes, so the experts can be able to spread the data all along and aside the entire national territory. 13 Police Killed in Overnight Attack in Afghanistan 18 de noviembre de 2016, 15:37Kabul, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 police personnel were killed when Taliban militants attacked a police station in Afghanistan''s western province of Farah today, police said. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. Hundreds of Rohingya Flee Myanmar Army Crackdown 18 de noviembre de 2016, 15:21Naipyidó,Nov 18 (Prensa Latina)Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing a military crackdown in western Myanmar to Bangladesh, trying to escape an upsurge of violence. FARC-EP on Peace Process: It's Plural and Definite Bogota, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Timoleon Jimenez, leader of Colombian rebel group Revoluionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) stated that the recently signed peace agreement with the Colombian government, is plural, definite, inclusive and with a possible implementation. Ten Abu Sayyaf, 4 Soldiers Killed in Clash in Philippines 18 de noviembre de 2016, 14:56 Manila, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) At least 4 soldiers were killed in an encounter with suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Patikul, Sulu today. Asteroid Impacts Could Create Niches For Early Life, Suggests Study London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life. Cuba Thanked Venezuela for Sending Humanitarian Aid Caracas, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ambassador to Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, today highlighted the importance of the contribution made by the Government and people of the South American country to Cuba, which was recently hit by Hurricane Matthew. 1.2 Million Somalis Affected by Food Insecurity Due to Drought 18 de noviembre de 2016, 14:00Mogadishu, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Due to the drought, 1.2 million Somalis are now suffering food insecurity, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today. UN Adopts Cuban Resolutions on Peace and Rejection of Mercenaries 18 de noviembre de 2016, 13:14United Nations, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly has adopted today by large majority two draft resolutions submitted by Cuba, which advocate for the right to peace and reject the use of mercenaries. Pope Francis Rejects Criticism of his Ecumenical Stance Rome, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today rejected criticism from those who believe that he is taking the Catholic Church towards Protestantism and warned that it is always important to distinguish the spirit in which those views are formulated. Poor Air Quality Registered in the Valley of Mexico 18 de noviembre de 2016, 12:20Mexico, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Despite the rain over the last few days, the air quality in the valley of Mexico was described today as poor by the Atmospheric Monitoring System (SIMAT). Jamaica to Adopt WHO's Guidelines on HIV 18 de noviembre de 2016, 12:18Kingston, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican Ministry of Health will adopt two key guidelines from the WHO in relation to its national program of care for people with HIV/AIDS, starting in January 2017, according to the Daily Observer. China: Cuba Urges Peaceful Safe and Cooperative Use of Internet By Damy Vales Beijing, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called today for the peaceful and legitimate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the development and welfare of humanity after participating in the third World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in East China's Zhejiang. China Proclaims Success of its Longest Manned Space Mission 18 de noviembre de 2016, 10:26Beijing, Nov 18 (Xinhua) - China has proclaimed the success of its longest manned space mission upon the return to Earth of the Shenzhu-11 spacecraft, with both astronauts aboard in good health. More Than 60,000 Cases of Forced Disappearance in Colombia Bogota, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 60,000 people were victims of forced disappearance in Colombia between 1970 to 2015, according to the National Center for Historical Memory (CNMH). Xenophobic Attacks in the United Kingdom Increase 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:39London, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A new attack with acid against a man of Pakistani origin, few days after a similar action against two Polish citizens in this capital, shows a worrying increase of the use of those substances in xenophobic acts, local media outlets said today. Director of International Atomic Energy Agency to Visit Cuba 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:38Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Yukiya Amano, general director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will make an official visit to Cuba from November 20 to 22, as confirmed by the Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry Thursday. Silent Flights: How Owls Could Help Make Wind Turbines Planes Quieter 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:04Washington,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A newly-designed material, which mimics the wing structure of owls, could help make wind turbines, computer fans and even planes much quieter. Dominican Patriot Máximo Gómez Example Highlighted in Cuba 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:52Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) As a writer, essayist, poet, playwright, but above all as a fierce independence warrior and radical revolutionary for his time Máximo Gómez was remembered here today, a prominent figure in the history of Dominican Republic and Cuba. South Korea Approves Missile System Deployment Against North Korea 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:19Seoul, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) In a move that according to experts, will intensify the Korean conflict, South Korea approved today the deployment of a new missile system to enhance its readiness against supposed attacks from the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Terrorist Actions Caused One Dead and Two Injured in Syria 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:13Damascus, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A young farmer died in the northern Syrian province of Hasaka after a mine explosion and two children were injured in Quneitra, about 70km south of Damascus, authorities informed today. Dutch Prosecutors Fine 5,000 Euro Against Geert Wilders For Hate 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:10Ámsterdam, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Dutch prosecutors demanded today that the anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders be fined 5,000 euros on charges of hate speech and discrimination. No prison sentence was sought according to local media. French and Cuban History Museums Sign Agreement Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Natural History Museum of Paris and its Cuban counterpart signed today here an agreement of collaboration destined to legalize the exchanges between both institutions. Fourth Venezuelan Ship Carrying Hurricane Aid Arrives in Cuba 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:56Santiago de Cuba, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The T 62 ship, of the Bolivarian Navy, arrived today at Guillermon Moncada port in Santiago de Cuba. Doping: 2008 Beijing Olympics Medal Winners Among 16 Athletes Banned 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:53Barne, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee has stripped 10 athletes of medals from the 2008 Olympics after banned substances were found during retests of samples. US Public Health in Crisis For Addiction to Drugs and Alcohol 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:38Washington, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has stated that alcohol and drug abuse affect tens of millions of U.S. citizens and represent a serious public health crisis. Japanese Court Awards US 22 Million in Noise Damages in Military Base 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:36Tokyo,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina)The Naha District Court on Thursday ordered the government to pay around $US22.6 million in damages to 3,395 residents due to aircraft noise from a key U.S. air base in Okinawa Prefecture, but rejected the plaintiffs'' demand to halt flights there. Vietnamese President Encourages Trade and Investments with Cuba Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese President Dai Tran Quang exhorted Vietnamese entrepreneurs to make busineses and investments with Cuba and increase the economic, commercial and financial links, and make joint investments in both nations. Could C-Section Birth Raise Child's Risk of Obesity? Study Suggests 17 de noviembre de 2016, 13:47Washington, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Babies delivered via C-section might be at increased risk for childhood obesity, researchers contend. Mystery Of London's 1952 Killer Fog Is Solved London,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Londoners are used to a regular dose of fog, drizzle, and cloud in the winter. But in early December 1952, the city''s fog took a much deadlier turn according to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,. Venezuelan Sends Petrohouses for Victims of Hurricane in Cuba Maisi, Cuba, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The construction of a Petrohouse neighborhood, donated by Venezuela, for the victims of Hurricane Matthew has started today in Punta de Maisi, Cuba''s easternmost tip. Turkey Dismisses 20,000 Militaries Since Coup Attempt 17 de noviembre de 2016, 12:37Ankara, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish military''s purge after the July 15th failed coup has led to the dismissal of 20,000 people, the Defense Minister, Fikri Isik explained today. Marrakech Prepares COP22 Final Declaration Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Delegates at the United Nations Convention of the Parties on Global Warming (COP22) enjoyed the center of the historical Medina, in Marrakesh, a few meters from the emblematic Jamaa el-Fna Square. UNICEF: Six out of every 10 Mexican Children Experience Violence 17 de noviembre de 2016, 11:37Mexico, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Six out of 10 children between the ages of one and 14 years of age experience some form of violent discipline in their homes, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) in Mexico has warned. Vietnam Demands Urgent Actions to Prevent Loss of Species 17 de noviembre de 2016, 11:35 Hanoi, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam today called for responsible and immediate action to prevent the disappearance of wild species, which will impact the security of humanity and the environment. China Calls on US to Continue Support of Paris Agreement 17 de noviembre de 2016, 11:21Beijing, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) China has urged the next US government to continue supporting the historic Paris agreement on climate change, according to official press reports. One in 5 Children Displaced in Central African Republic, Says UNICEF United Nations,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one in five children in the Central African Republic remain displaced or is a refugee following the violence that has killed thousands of people, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Smog From Wild Fires Affected 69 Million People in Indonesia 17 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Jakarta, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) According to a study published today in the journal Scientific Reports, 69 million people have been affected by the so-called killer smog caused by forest fires. China to Have First Zone of Economic Information Demonstration 16 de noviembre de 2016, 18:14Beijing, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) China began the construction of its first national zone of economic information demonstration in the provinceof Zhejiang, east of the country. Scientists Turn Sewage into Crude Oil 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:18Washington, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) US scientists have developed a technique that can turn sewage into biocrude oil in a matter of minutes, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) announced. UN Expressed Sadness for Poor Response in Aid to Haiti 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:15United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The head of Operations of the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office, John Ging, has expressed his sadness for the fact that only 40 percent of the 120 million dollars requested to help Haiti after the country was devastated by Hurricane Mathew, is available. IEA: COP21 Emissions Targets Insufficient to Curb Global Warming 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:04London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported today that the Greenhouse gas emission targets set by last year''s Paris Agreement on climate change are insufficient to meet the declared goal of keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius. Cuban and US Doctors Interested in Strengthening Collaboration Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS), David Kalin, said that American physicians and dentists are interested in strengthen collaboration ties with Cuba. Cuba and Austria Will Sign Accord for Economic Collaboration 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:01Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Austrian vice-minister of Science, Research and Economy, Bernadette Marianne Gierlinger, is beginning a visit to Cuba today, with the purpose of signing a memorandum of understanding on international economic collaboration. World AIDS Day in Cuba Focuses on Prevention Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will be running an extensive activity program as part of World AIDS Day on December 1st, which is focused on prevention, the organizers announced today. Venezuela Contributes to the Restoration of Cuban Heritage in Baracoa 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:50Baracoa, Cuba, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The eastern Cuban city of Baracoa, one of the most affected after Hurricane Matthew, is restoring its distinct architecture, thanks to the contribution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Terrorists Suppressed Protest in Aleppo, More Than 25 Killed 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:45Damascus, Nov. 16 (Prensa Latina) Terrorists have attacked an anti-terrotist protest in Aleppo killing at least 27 people and injuring hundreds, according to military sources. WHO Condemns Attacks Against Hospitals in Syria 16 de noviembre de 2016, 15:35United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has condemned the attacks against hospitals reported in Syria in the past few days, actions that he warned, were sadly increasing. Not Using Cell Phones Can Improve Productivity By 26 Percent, Study London,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Smartphones might be helping employees keep in touch with colleagues and do urgent tasks on the move, but using these devices at workplace actually make people less productive, says a new study by the Universities of Würzburg and Nottingham-Trent. Panama Calls for an Integrated Regional Response to Migration 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:41Tegucigalpa, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The government of Panama has proposed that the region join forces to take care of the immigration problem on the continent. Just One Beer Dramatically Increases Prostate Cancer Risks, Research 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:39Canberra, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina)Australian Researchers say there is a ''clear link'' between the cancer and even modest amounts of drinking. Experts Suggest the Use of Pokemon App to Conserve Biodiversity 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:28London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) An international consortium of researchers believes that the popular game for smartphones Pokemon Go can be useful for conservation of species and biodiversity, reports Conservation Letters magazine today. Far Right Sweden Democrats Close in as Second Largest Party, Poll 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:22Stockolm, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The far right Sweden Democrats are vying for a place as the second largest party, a poll today showed. Cuba Holds Academic Meeting with Cuba-USA Physicians 16 de noviembre de 2016, 12:03Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Physicians and surgeons from the United States and Cuba are holding an academic exchange, focused among other issues on the accreditation of services. Third World Internet Conference Opens in China 16 de noviembre de 2016, 10:54Beijing, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Heads of international organizations, renowned figures from the computer industry, experts and academics are participating today in the debates of the 3rd World Internet Conference in the city of Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, in eastern China. Some 14 Million Displaced Nigerians Need Urgent Aid 16 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Abuja, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 14 million out of the total number of people displaced by the terrorist actions of the extremist Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram are in urgent need of aid, said an official of the United Nations today. British Autistic Hacker Fears His Extradition to USA London, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) British autistic hacker Lauri Love called today ''a kick in the stomach'' the approval of his extradition to the United States, where he would face charges for accessing sensitive data bases in that country. Cape Verde and Cuba Sign Agreement in Sports 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:29Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Elisio Freire, Minister of Sports of Cape Verde, signed an agreement for sports cooperation in this capital Tuesday with the Cuban Institute for Physical Education and Sports (INDER) represented by its president Antonio Becali. President of Vietnam Starts Official Visit to Cuba Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s president, Tran Dai Quang, arrived in Cuba today in order to conduct an official visit, which will conclude next Thursday. New Altitude Record for German Students Rocket 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:07Berlín,Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) At 10:30 Central European Time (CET) on 8 November 2016, the HEROS3 (Hybrid Experimental Rocket Stuttgart) research rocket was successfully launched from the Esrange Space Centre in Sweden to great enthusiasm from the students. 5.3 Earthquake Shook Northeastern Region of Afghanistan 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:50Kabul, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Hindu Kush region in northeastern Afghanistan today, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC). Extremely Warm 2015-'16 Winter Cyclone Weakened Arctic Sea Ice Pack 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:49Washington, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) A large cyclone that crossed the Arctic in December 2015 brought so much heat and humidity to this otherwise frigid and dry environment that it thinned and shrunk the sea ice cover during a time of the year when the ice should have been growing thicker and stronger, a NASA study found. North Korea Denounces Hostility of US and Nuclear Threaten in Korea 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:38United Nations, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Popular Democratic Republic of Korea (PDRK, north of the Korean Peninsula) reiterated Tuesday the denouncing because of the US hostility generated against the Korean Peninsula, a space framed by the threaten of a nuclear attack. Interrogation of Julian Assange Concludes in London 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:30Stockholm, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Interrogation of Julian Assange, founder of the website Wikileaks, concluded today after a two-day hearing at the Ecuadorian embassy in the United Kingdom, the Swedish Attorney General''s Office reported. New Zealand Quake's Strange Side Effect: What Are Earthquake Lights? 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:25Wellington, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)The magnitude-7.8 earthquake that rattled New Zealand early Monday, also had a strange side effect: eerie blue and green flashes of light in the sky during the shaking. International Event in Cuba on Educational Sciences 15 de noviembre de 2016, 14:47Sancti Spíritus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Delegates and experts from Latin America, Africa, Canada and Cuba are currently participating in the 2nd International Scientific Event that started today at the Center for Studies on Educational Sciences in this city, according to organizers. Syrian Army Destroyed Terrorists Tunnel Network 15 de noviembre de 2016, 14:15Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina)The Syrian army destroyed a network of underground tunnels southwest of Damascus used by terrorists to store and transport weapons, military sources said. Climate Change Summit, a Questioned Reality Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Summit on Climate Change (COP22) is a reality with participation of more than 60 heads of State and Government and the general will to boost the Paris Agreement, but with many questions. UN Body Warns of Growing Food Shortage in Syria Rome, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) About 9.4 million Syrians need help in the face of a reduction in food production caused by war and unfavorable weather conditions, warned the United Nations agencies: FAO and WFP. UN: Accused US Authorities Of Use of Force Against Natives United Nations, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai has accused the US authorities of excessive use of force against natives people protesting against a pipeline project that would cross their lands in North Dakota. Mexico Fears Massive Deportation of its Migrants from the US Mexico, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has begun seriously contemplating the possibility that millions of its migrants may be deported back from the United States. UNESCO: Cuba Prioritizes Science as Driving Force for Development Paris, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has given a priority attention to the progress of science as an essential part of its development agenda, the Caribbean nation''s ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo, said. FAO Representative in Angola Donates Cash Prize to Cuba 15 de noviembre de 2016, 11:50Luanda, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) In the spirit of Cuban solidarity, Guinean engineer Mamoudou Diallo has donated the amount of a special prize he received from FAO to the Cuban government and people. Cuban Doctors Working in Guatemala Continue their Training By Isabel Soto Mayedo Guatemala, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The members of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Guatemala have been working for the health of this people, without neglecting their scientific training, to provide a more effective collaboration to those who require their services. U.S. and Cuban Doctors, Surgeons to Meet in Havana Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Doctors and surgeons from the U.S. and Cuba will meet for the first time from today until 16th, to discuss topics as the accreditation of services, announced here organizers of the event. Millions of Tons of Food are Wasted in Mexico 15 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Mexico, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) In Mexico 37 percent of food production, the equivalant of 10,341,000 tonnes, is lost every year. Private Sector and Political Issues in Marrakech 14 de noviembre de 2016, 17:51Por Fausto TrianaMarrakech, Morocco, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The scenarios were different and the bid by negotiators was sometimes exasperating, but the essential issues about global warming are still intact. Indonesia Through New Wave of Inter-Religious Violence 14 de noviembre de 2016, 16:10Jakarta, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The death of a Indonesian two-year-old girl after an attack against a church in Kalimantan is the most recent expression of inter-religious violence in this country, which has a population with a Muslim majority. Malaysia Begins Pilot Project to Give Jobs to Refugees 14 de noviembre de 2016, 15:40Kuala Lumpur, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Malaysian Government will allow around 300 Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar to look for jobs in this country, as part of a pilot project designed to cover the next three years. Britain to Opt in to Europol: Minister 14 de noviembre de 2016, 15:39London, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The British government intends to ''opt-in'' to a new legal framework for EU policing agency Europol, Policing Minister Brandon Lewis told the U.K. parliament today. Literary Event Dedicated to Cuban Poet Jose Jacinto Milanes Ends 14 de noviembre de 2016, 15:15Matanzas, Cuba, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Poem book ''Todos Los Hierros'' by Sigfredo Ariel and ''Medea en el Jardin'' by Rafael Gonzalez (theatre for children) received the 2016 Jose Jacinto Milanes Award. Russia Denounces Use of Toxic Substances by Terrorists in Syria 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:35Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today a new incident involving the use of toxic substances by terrorist groups in the eastern side of the Syrian city of Aleppo and urged once more the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to send experts to Syria. Swedish Attorney General's Office Questions Assange in London London, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Attorney General''s Office is interrogating the founder of the website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, at the Ecuadorian embassy in this capital, where he has been a refugee for more than four years. 3 Dead and Thousand Homeless Due to Fire in Philippines Manila,Nov 14 (Prensa Latina)Three persons died while more than 6 thousand remain without a home as fires razed 500 houses in Mandaluyong. Two Hundred Children Could Die in Nigeria From Hunger 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:00Abuja, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) A new survey from Save the Children has found that up to half of all under-fives are acutely malnourished in some parts of north-east Nigeria where it is feared 200 children could die every day in a hidden hunger crisis. Deputy Minister Meets with Cuban Students in Russia 14 de noviembre de 2016, 13:06Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Minister of Transportation, Eduardo Rodriguez, met with Cuban students in Russia, diplomatic sources said. President; Stability in Haiti May Curb Migration Santo Domingo, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Haiti''s political stability may curb excessive migration from the country, according to the interim president of this nation, Jocelerme Privert. International Forum of Cultural Diversity Begins in Bolivia 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:26La Paz, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The International Forum of Cultural Diversities Indigenous Peoples of South America begins today with a tribute to Túpac Katari, a leader of the indigenous rebellion against the Spanish in the 1780''s. PAHO-Bolivia: Work by Cuban Doctors Should Be a Model 14 de noviembre de 2016, 11:54By Carmen Esquivel Sarria UN Makes Calls to Promote Diabetes Prevention Policies United Nations, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) On World Diabetes Day, the UN has made calls to promote policies aimed at preventing and treating diabetes, a disease that affected 422 million people in 2014. Climate Change Summit Full of Symbolism Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP22) will be held from Tuesday, November 15, after several days of deliberations at the expert and ministerial level. US Base Attack Kills Four in Afghanistan Kabul, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Officials in Bagram''s Afghan province confirmed four dead after a rebels attack on a US air base. Women Do Have Better Memories Than Men, Says Study Washington, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Women have better memories than men. In a study published in the journal Menopause, women aged 45-55 years performed better in all memory measures, despite experiencing a decline around the menopause. Syrian Army Recovers New Areas in Aleppo Damascus, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and allied militias have recovered three new areas in western Aleppo, 350 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. UN Agency Warns of Danger of Famine in South Sudan Juba, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) An official of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) issued an alert on a possible famine caused by the military conflict in South Sudan. Relative Calm Returns to Somalia After Death of 45: UN 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:23Mogadiscio,Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Relative calm has returned to central Somali town of Galkayo but tension remains high after sporadic fighting between two rival regional states claimed lives of 45 people after five weeks of fighting, the UN humanitarian agency said on Friday. French Journalist Arrested in Turkey Paris, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) French journalist Olivier Bertrand, who works for the publication ''Les Jours'', was arrested by the Turkish police while covering a news, according to the French press. EAU Calls for Shared Global Responsibility in Planning Future 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:12Abu Dhabi, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, urged governments, international organizations and private institutions to assume the shared responsibility to plan the future of the world. Dinosaurs Evolution Was Slow: Researchers Find 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:11Washington, Nov. 12 (Prensa Latina) Challenging previous theories that talk about dinosaurs'' sudden surge in evolution, a new study suggested that dinosaurs evolved slowly and those extinct creatures never had a sudden evolution. Colombia Denounces Increase of Assassination of Social Activists Bogota, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The number of murders of social activists in Colombia increased this year to 62, compared to 57 cases registered in 2015, denounced today the NGO Somos Defensores. Vietnam-China Relations Very Active 12 de noviembre de 2016, 10:24Hanoi, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and China are very active today following the visit here this week of the parliamentary leader of the neighboring country, Zhang Dejiang, and the holding of the Third Binational Youth Festival, among other actions. Government-Opposition Dialogue Attracts Attention in Venezuela Caracas, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The results of the second meeting of the government-opposition dialogue are have flooded the media and attracted public attention in Venezuela after a day without concrete agreements, but with progress in the negotiations. Japan: 6.2 Earthquake Hits Eastern Coast, Strong Aftershocks Expected 12 de noviembre de 2016, 09:54Tokyo, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit eastern Japan today, according to the US Geological Survey. Japan: 6.2 Earthquake Hits Eastern Coast, Strong Aftershocks Expected Tokyo, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit eastern Japan today, according to the US Geological Survey. XI Quito Book Fair Opens with Cuba as Honor Guest Quito, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The IX International Quito Book Fair was officially inaugurated with Cuba as a guest country of honor. French Prime Minister Admits Terrorist Threat Paris, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) A year after the terrorist attacks in Paris, on November 13th, 2015, the threat of terrorism is still present in France and Europe, said Prime Minister Manuel Valls in an article published on Saturday. Russia is Ready to Extend Humanitarian Pause in Aleppo Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MinDef) announced today its willingness to extend a humanitarian pause in the Syrian city of Aleppo, if the UN supplies food and evacuates wounded and sick from the city''s eastern part. Cuba Gets Ready for World Day of Diabetes Havana, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) With the completion of walks and educational festivals nationwide, Cuba held this Monday the World Diabetes Day, today reported Ileidis Iglesias, Director of the National Institute of Endocrinology. World's Smallest Magnifying Glass London, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) For centuries, scientists believed that light, like all waves, couldn''t be focused down smaller than its wavelength, just under a millionth of a metre. Russia Denounces Provocations Against its Embassies in the West Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the calls of several Western countries to protest against its embassies and urged to compliance with the Vienna Convention, including the security guarantees for the missions. Helicopter Crashed on Managua Neighborhood, No Casualties Reported 11 de noviembre de 2016, 16:35Managua, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) A helicopter crashed today in the neighborhood call Naciones Unidas, on the outskirts of Managua, but no casualties were reported. Intensified Campaign Against Influenza in Italy Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The peak season of influenza is close and the preventive actions to achieve the immunization of people at risk of contracting the disease are intensified here today. Massive Shooting Foiled in Finland Helsinki, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Finnish authorities were able to foil a massive shooting in which the perpetrator planned to kill nearly 40 people at a school in Kokkola, prosecutors reported. The South Centre and FAO Step Up Cooperation 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:01Marrakech, Marruecos, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) FAO is joining forces with the South Centre, an intergovernmental organization of developing countries, to help the countries of the Global South eliminate hunger and malnutrition, reduce poverty, address climate change and achieve sustainable rural development under the umbrella of South-South cooperation. Japan Executes 17th Inmate in 4 Years 11 de noviembre de 2016, 14:23Tokyo,Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Japan executed a death row inmate today, the Justice Ministry said in announcing the 17th execution in about four years since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to power in December 2012. Iraqi Displaced Flee Mosul to Syrian Towns 11 de noviembre de 2016, 13:06United Nations, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Iraqi civilians have fled from rural areas of Mosul to Syrian provinces for fear of being considered members of the Islamic State (IS), the United Nations warned today. Pope Francis Addresses Current Issues in an Interview Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The situation of refugees and immigrants is today the main concern for Pope Francis, who expressed his interest in the immigration crisis in an interview with the newspaper La Repubblica, published today. Trump and Waste Problems at COP22 in Marrakesh By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Conference on Climate Change (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, is discussing issues of concern for the future of humanity and have added the topic of Donald Trump to its agenda. Food Prices Rise, Says FAO Rome, Nov 11(Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported a 0.7 percent increase in the overall food price index in October compared to September. Russia Denounces Catastrophic Humanitarian Situation in Mosul, Iraq Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Iraqi city of Mosul, described by UN agencies as more serious than the one in the Syrian city of Aleppo, said today the Foreign Ministry. Venezuela Advances in the Fight Against Drugs Caracas, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) have seized so far this year 37.7 tons of drugs, thanks to the security services, pointed out today the commander of that body, Antonio Benavides. Jamaican Gov't Reiterates Willingness to Fight Human Trafficking Kingston, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Despite advances in combating trafficking in persons in Jamaica, minister of Justice in this country Delroy Chuck reiterated the government''s willingness to strengthen the fight against this social scourge. Waste to Wealth in Australia 10 de noviembre de 2016, 16:20Canberra, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina)Australian James Cook University researchers from the Centre for Macroalgal Resources and Biotechnology have successfully used algae to clean up wastewater in North Queensland and say the technique could be used to reduce water pollution on a larger scale. Philippines Duterte Agrees to Establish Open Waters with Malaysia 10 de noviembre de 2016, 15:33Manila,Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed today to establish standard operating procedures (SOP) for situations of hot pursuit in the Sulu sea. COP22 Urges to End Effects of Climate Change in Africa 10 de noviembre de 2016, 13:26Marrakech, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) As part of the parallel activities during the COP22 Conference, renowned personalities met today in order to share their views on the available means to address the risks related to climate change in Africa. Observers Prepare for the Biggest Supermoon in 70 Years 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:50Washington, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) November''s supermoon, which can be observed on next Monday, will be the biggest in nearly 70 years and the next one will be in 2034, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reported today. Destabilization Moves Against El Salvadoran Government Rejected 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:44San Salvador, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) El Salvadoran social and trade union organizations have today demand the cessation of the destabilization measures promoted by the right-wing party, Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (Arena), the Constitutional Hall and economic power groups against the government. Colombian Engineer's Invention Allows Quadriplegics to Walk 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:35Bogota, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) An engineer from the Colombian city of Medellín has presented an invention that allows quadriplegics to walk, called the ''exoskeleton'' by its creator. Mexico Losses Millions Due to Weather Changes 10 de noviembre de 2016, 11:08Mexico, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has spent more than 24 billion pesos (about $1.3 billion USD) per year to combat weather changes due to climate change and the figure is increasing. Portuguese Order of Nurses Praises Cuban Progress in Health 10 de noviembre de 2016, 10:26Lisbon, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Portuguese Order of Nurses, Ana Rita Cavaco, has praised the progress made by Cuba in the health sector during a meeting with the island''s ambassador to Portugal, Johana Tablada. Cuban Surgery Congress Concludes Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Cuban Congress of Surgery 2016 is concluding today in Havana after three days of sessions with delegates participating from more than 20 countries. UN Celebrates World Science Day for Peace United Nations, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations today celebrates World Science Day for Peace and Development with a call for its dissemination as a tool to improve the lives of humanity. Iran Reacts Positively to IAEA Report on Nuclear Pact Tehran, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran has welcomed a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on its nuclear activities, and has reaffirmed its commitment to the agreement signed last year. Trump's Stance in Climat Change Causes Fear By Fausto TrianaSantiago de Chile, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Politicians and experts in Chile have openly expressed fears about the presidency of Donald Trump, which they feel could have a serious impact on the crusade against climate change. WHO Worried about Consequences of the Battle for Mosul United Nations, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed its concern about the impact on the population of the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Protocol on Forced Labor Comes into Force 10 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Geneva, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Protocol of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on forced labor, which came into force today, will allow effective measures to be adopted to prevent and eliminate this problem and protect the victims, according to Guy Ryder, the director-general of the ILO. Second Shipment of UNPD Aid Arrives in Matthew Affected Cuban Areas 09 de noviembre de 2016, 17:14Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) A second shipment from the United Nations Program for Development (UNPD) has arrived in Santiago de Cuba in support of the recovery effort in the territories affected by Hurricane Matthew. Climate Change Follows Negative Trend 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:55Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) While political earthquakes keep many countries of the world on tenterhooks, climate change follows its negative trend, sounding alarms again. Smoking a Pack a Day For a Year Causes 150 Mutations in Lung Cells 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:29Washington,Nov 9 (Prensa Latina)Scientists have measured the catastrophic genetic damage caused by smoking in different organs of the body and identified several different mechanisms by which tobacco smoking causes mutations in DNA. Almost 40 Miners Killed in Nigeria 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:16Abuja, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) An armed group killed 36 miners in an illegal gold mine in Bindim in northern Nigeria, informed police sources today, after reporting 40 dead. Cuba and UNESCO Evaluate Existing Relations Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Cuba Government currently have good relations. Monkeys Regain Control Of Paralyzed Legs With Help Of An Implant 09 de noviembre de 2016, 16:03Barn, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina Swiss Neurosurgeons working on monkey were able to reactivate a lega that had been out for 6 days because of an injury. Dismantled Important Drug-Trafficker Network in Costa Rica 09 de noviembre de 2016, 15:54San José, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican authorities announced today the dismantling of an important drug trafficking structure with the seizure of 1.7 million USD and more than three tons of cocaine as well as the arrest of 24 people. Iranian President Regrets Deaths in Karbala 09 de noviembre de 2016, 15:52Tehran, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) President Hassan Rouhani regretted today the deaths of 28 Iranians who made a pilgrimage to the Iraqi city of Karbala days after eight nationals died in a terrorist attack in Samarra. Simulations Show Likely Amount of Sea Level Rise in Coastal Cities 09 de noviembre de 2016, 15:41Washington, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) An international team of researchers has run multiple global climate computer simulations multiple times and has used the simulation results to estimate the local impact of rising sea levels on coastal cities around the globe. Terrorist Attacks Cause 9 Dead and 30 Injured in Syria Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Media reports today that nine people were killed and 30 wounded in a terrorist attacks in Aleppo, a village in Idleb, in the Harasta suburb of the Syrian capital. Caribbean to Discuss Sustainable Energy Development 09 de noviembre de 2016, 15:31Bridgetown, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Politicians, Caribbean Ministers of Energy and experts will meet in Bridgetown, Barbados, from tomorrow in order to discuss possible ways to promote sustainable energy development in the region. El Salvador: CELAC Countries Analyze Progress Made in Family Farming San Salvador, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd CELAC Ministerial Meeting on Family Farming began today in the capital of El Salvador in order to analyze the progress made in the fight against hunger. Cuba and Russia Sign Contract for Railway Cars 09 de noviembre de 2016, 14:48Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Russian and Cuban companies, Tvervagonnostroitelny Zavod and Tradex, respectively have signed a contract for buying 68 passenger cars, as part of the railway development program on the island, diplomatic sources said today. Police Continue Protests in France 09 de noviembre de 2016, 14:15Paris, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Police officers from several cities in France are planning demonstrations for today and tomorrow to continue their protest against the lack of security guarantees in the exercise of their duties. Doctors' Strike Enters Second Day After March in Peru Lima, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) A strike of physicians from the State''s health centers entered today second day in Peru after a march of protest against the appointment of people questioned as directors of the Central Bank. Cancer Treatment at 2nd Session of Cuban Congress of Surgery Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) National and international delegates will exchange today on the surgical procedure against cancer oncology during the second day of the 13th Cuban Congress of Surgery at the Conference Center in Havana. Climate Agreement Generates Investment Opportunities Washington, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The global agreement on climate change, approved last year in Paris, has generated investments close to USD 23 billion until 2030 in emerging markets. Cuba and UNESCO Organize International Jazz Day Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have held meetings on the preparations for the 6th edition of International Jazz Day, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today. Mexico: Ship Detained in Area of Endangered Species 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:53Mexico, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) A ship was detained for illegal fishing in an area destined for the conservation of the vaquita (porpoise) and the totoaba fish, which are endangered species, the Naval Secretariat of Mexico (Semar) reported today. Iran Foreign Minister Calls for Stopping Bloodshed in Syria and Yemen Beirut, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called here today for stopping the bloodshed in Syria and Yemen, while saying that these conflicts have only political solutions and reiterated his country''s support for Lebanon. Venezuela and China to Review Bilateral Cooperation in December 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:23Caracas, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro announced today that the China-Venezuela Joint High Level Commission will meet on December in Caracas. US Museum to Open Exhibition on Cuban Biodiversity Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The American Museum of Natural History of New York (AMNH) will open an exhibition on Cuban biodiversity on Monday, said Maritza Garcia, an official from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba (Citma). St Vincent and the Grenadines Bans Capture of Sea Turtles 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:02Kingstown, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) St Vincent and the Grenadines has ban the capture of sea turtles ot their eggs. Massive Lake Discovered Under Volcano in Bolivia 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:47London,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered a huge magmatic lake, 15 kilometres below a dormant volcano in Bolivia, South America. Thailand Allocates Funds for Victims of Earthquake in Ecuador 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:25Quito, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Thailand increased the world aid to Ecuador to ease the serious damage caused to the coastal region by the earthquake in last April, the death toll of which was 671 people. At Least 40 Miners Killed by Gunmen in Northern Nigeria 08 de noviembre de 2016, 14:30Abuja,Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian police have launched an investigation into the killing of at least 40 miners working on a site in the country''s northwestern state of Zamfara, a spokesman said today. Cuban Surgery Congress Begins Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Cuban Surgery Congress 2016 has began today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of delegates from more than 20 countries. Germany Boosts Aid to U.N. in Africa to Deter Europe Bound Migration 08 de noviembre de 2016, 00:06Berlín, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany today pledged a 61-million-euro hike in funding for U.N. relief operations in Africa so that fewer of its people undertake perilous odysseys to Europe according to local authorities. Africa Demands Permanent Seats on UN Security Council 07 de noviembre de 2016, 16:46United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) claimed here today a reform of the United Nations Security Council to increase its permanent and rotating members, with at least two seats in each case for the continent. A Ton of CO2 Eliminates Three Square Meters of Arctic Ice Washington, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) For each ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by a person on our planet 3 three square meters of Arctic sea ice disappears, according to a study published today in Science magazine. Dentsu Raided Over Suspected Overwork Cases in Japan 07 de noviembre de 2016, 16:21Tokyo,Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Labor authorities raided Dentsu Inc''s headquarters and other offices today, suspecting the Japanese advertising giant made a number of staff work overtime illegally following the revelation that a 24-year-old employee committed suicide due to overwork. Cuba and Mexico Explore Business Potentialities 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:58Havana, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Cuba and Mexico started today in this capital a series of meetings directed to impel the exchange in regulative matters and the pharmaceutical market, as well as to explore the business potentialities. Australia Reports 50 Fires in New South Wales 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:14Canberra, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Australian authorities today reported the existence of fifty forest fires in the state of New South Wales, including an incident in Port Stephens which threatens the urban areas. Philippine Group Abu Sayyaf Confirms Kidnapping of German Couple 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:13Manila, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine authorities are currently investigating the veracity of a statement by the insurgent group Abu Sayyaf, which claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of a couple of German tourists in waters of the Malaysian state of Sabah. Suspects of Attack in Turkey Arrested 07 de noviembre de 2016, 14:57Ankara, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Police arrested today 10 suspects of having participated in an attack on Friday in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir that caused the death of 11 people and wounds to hundreds. Lightning Storm Kills Two in a South African Province 07 de noviembre de 2016, 14:56Pretoria, November 7 (Prensa Latina) At least two people were killed and 20 ended up wounded when a lightning storm hit this weekend the town of Umzinyathi in northern South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, authorities said this Monday. Number of Extraditions From United States to Guatemala Increases 07 de noviembre de 2016, 14:53Guatemala, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The United States have extradited 28,464 Guatemalans from January to October, 2,367 more Guatemalans, compared to the 26,097 who were repatriated in the same period of 2015, the Directorate General of Immigration reported. Climate Change Conference, COP22, Starts in Morocco Marrakesh, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP22, has begun today in Morocco focused on concrete action included in the Paris Agreement. Italy: Center of the Country Still Unstable a Week after Quake Rome, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Just a week after the earthquake that devastated a long zone of the center of Italy, still this region of Italy presents affectations by the impact of the quake of 6.5 Richter scale degrees, the biggest occurred in Italy in the last 36 years. Malnutrition Claims the Lives of Children in South Africa Pretoria, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Though the number of children who die due to malnutrition has decreased, this is a phenomenon that still claims a great number of human lives, said the National Public Health Department here Sunday. Kremlin Confirms is Ready to Tackle US Cyber Attacks Moscow, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia reiterated its readiness to face the threat of cyber attacks from any country, including the United States, when commenting on reports on alleged cyber attacks against Kremlin''s servers by US military hackers. 1,700 Schools Closed in New Delhi due to Air Pollution New Delhi, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,700 schools, which serve almost 900,000 students, were closed today in this city due to the environmental pollution that affects vast areas of the city. Brazil Remembers Major Socio-Environmental Tragedy of its History Brasilia, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Without knowing yet when the victims will be compensated by the companies responsible for the disaster, Brazil remembers today the greatest socio-environmental tragedy of its history which occurred one year ago in Minas Gerais. Bolivia: Health Program Benefits More than One Million Children 04 de noviembre de 2016, 18:00La Paz, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 500 million children under five years of age received attention as part of the health program, promoted by the Bolivian government to ensure access of the poor people to that service, said authorities. Spain and Cuba Seek Cooperation in Technology Sector 04 de noviembre de 2016, 16:29Havana, Nov. 4 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish specialist Javier Quilis, Director General of Elencom, expressed today his intention to strengthen cooperation with Cuba in the field of irrigation equipment for agriculture. A Long-Lost Gas Cloud Will Slam into Our Galaxy in 30 Million Years 04 de noviembre de 2016, 13:12Washington,Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) A massive cloud of gas will crash into the Milky Way in about 30 million years, but there''s no real danger to our home galaxy, NASA says. Environmental Pollution Leads to Death in Pakistani Province Islamabad, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) High rates of environmental pollution in the Pakistani province of Punjab has caused more than 600 accidents in the last 24 hours and forced local authorities to adopt health and safety measures. International Science Convention Closes in Cuba Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) With the closing ceremony of the congress INFO 2016 and the Workshop on Information and Communications for Sustainable Development, the 1st International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation is concluding today in Havana. Paris Agreement on Climate Change Now in Force United Nations, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Almost a year after being being signed, the Paris Agreement on climate change comes into effect today, limiting the emission of greenhouse gases, which lead to global warming. Syrian-Jordanian Transport Company Restarts its Activities 04 de noviembre de 2016, 10:46Damascus, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) After several years of inactivity, the Syrian-Jordanian transport company has resumed operations distributing goods across the country, according to reports in Damascus today. FIHAV 2016 Exhibits Farmacuba Export Products Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Farmacuba has been exhibiting export products in the context of the 34th Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, the largest commercial event in Cuba and the Caribbean, which ends today in Havana. New Evacuation of Migrant Camp in Paris Begins Paris, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have begun dismantling a migrant camp in the vicinity of the metro station of Stalingrad, in Paris, where more than 2500 migrants are concentrated. Terrorists Attack Russian Helicopter in Syria Without Casualties 04 de noviembre de 2016, 10:27Damascus, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The Coordination Center for the ceasefire, in the Russian air base of Khmeimim, and the Syrian authorities have confirmed the terrorist attack on a helicopter carrying humanitarian aid. Mexico Will Host Internet Governance Forum 04 de noviembre de 2016, 01:19Mexico, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The municipality of Zapopan, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, will be venue to the International Forum for the Governance of Internet, on December 6 thru 9, announced its organizers. Mexican Researcher Warns on Use of Transgenic Organisms 04 de noviembre de 2016, 00:16Mexico, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The use of genetic engineering techniques to increase food production is unnecessary in Mexico, according to the researcher and professor at the Chapingo Autonomous University, Gerardo Noriega. Costa Rica Reports nearly 1,400 Cases of Zika this Year 03 de noviembre de 2016, 17:22San Jose, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica reported 18 new cases of Zika last week, which increased the toll to 1,375 cases so far this year, said a report issued by the Ministry of Health. Cuba Highlights Angiology Challenges due to Population Aging 03 de noviembre de 2016, 16:15Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban angiologist, Alejandro Hernandez, mentioned today the main challenges of the specialty in Cuba, due to the population aging process in the upcoming decades. Oldest Known Evidence of Human Settlement in Australia is Found 03 de noviembre de 2016, 12:46Canberra,Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Humans arrived in the arid interior of Australia some 10,000 years earlier than we thought, archaeologists suggest, with the discovery of ancient artefacts in a South Australian cave that have been dated to as far back as 49,000 years ago. Elephant Poaching Affects Africa's Economy Luanda, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Elephant poaching impacts the economies of African countries, losing them 25 million dollars in annual tourism revenue, according to results of a new scientific study, cited in Luanda today. New Cancer Therapies to be Developed in Italy 03 de noviembre de 2016, 12:07Rome, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The biopharmaceutical company Bellicum Pharmaceuticals and the Baby Jesus Pediatric Institute, have agreed to develop, in 2017, joint pre-clinical and clinical studies on advanced cell therapies for cancer in children and adults, the Italian daily Il Fatto Quotidiano reported today. First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The challenges of Social Sciences in the current context of change is one of the main subjects of discussion at the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation. The Biggest Super Moon in 70 Years on Nov 14th Washington, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The inhabitants of the Earth will have the unique opportunity to observe the brightest super moon on November 14th, according to the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). Bolivia: Drug Lab Destroyed and Traffickers Arrested 02 de noviembre de 2016, 13:38La Paz, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Special Force of Struggle against Drugs destroyed a drug laboratory to process this kind of substances in the town of Robore and arrested five Colombian citizens who were involved in this illegal trade, as confirmed by the Interior Ministry Wednesday. Greece to Transfer 2,000 Refugees to Crete Athens, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Migration Minister, Yannis Muzalas, said today that at the beginning of 2017, Greece will transfer about two thousand refugees heading for the island of Crete, in order to avoid the overflow of other camps. MH370: Latest Theories For the Plane's Disappearance Canberra,Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) A new report on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which dissapear in 2014 with 239 passengers concludes that the pilots were not at the controls during the fast and uncontrol jet''s last descent. Fire in Manila Suburb Leaves 2,000 Families Homeless 02 de noviembre de 2016, 13:06Manila,Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) At least 2,000 families have been left homeless by a fire that today swept through a suburb of shantytowns in the city of Las Pinas, in the National Capital Region of the Philippines, destroying more than 800 homes, according to official sources. Cuba: Computer Engineers Union, a Platform for Scientific Exchange Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The recently created Computer Engineers Union of Cuba (UIC, in Spanish) intends to establish itself as a platform for exchange at the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Information, said today the national president of that institution, Eilyn Febles. China Launches 33rd Antarctic Expedition To Build New Base Beijing,Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) China launched its 33rd expedition to Antarctica as its research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) left Shanghai today on a 161-day voyage to build a new base on the white continent. Italy: Balance of Preliminary Damages Caused by Earthquake Rome, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 22,000 people evacuated, about twenty wounded and material damage is today the preliminary assessment of the damage caused by the earthquake of 6.5 magnitude that hit the central region of Italy three days ago. Local Development, Crucial Issue at Science Convention in Cuba 02 de noviembre de 2016, 10:23Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) With workshops on local development, the third day of the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, begins today, in session as of Monday at the Conference Center in Havana. Experts from Over 20 Countries to Attend Cuban Congress of Surgery 02 de noviembre de 2016, 00:16Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Surgeons from more than 20 countries of Latin America, Europe and the United States will participate here in the 13th Cuban Congress of Surgery, to be held from November 8 to 10, organizers announced today. Nasal Cells Can Be Used to Repair Knee Joints 01 de noviembre de 2016, 16:57Washington, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Nasal cells can be used to culture cartilage in order to repair knee problems, was published today. Vietnam to Maintain Technological Cooperation with Cuba Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), Nguyen Quang Thuan, recognized today the progress of Cuba in the scientific and technological fields while stating that the bilateral cooperation in those sectors will continue. Mexico: Experts Urge for Measures to Protect Endangered Species 01 de noviembre de 2016, 14:20Mexico, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) In order to save the Vaquita (porpoise), a Mexican sea mammal that lives in the Upper Gulf of California and that is considered an endangered species, it is required to ensure the ecological balance and the fishermen''s welfare in the region, experts said. Number of Zika Virus Cases Rose to 300 in Spain Madrid, November 1 (Prensa Latina) The number of Zika virus cases in Spain rose today to 300 cases, including 41 pregnant women, the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality reported today. One Dead, 5 Injured in Helicopter Crash in Sochi 01 de noviembre de 2016, 13:24Moscow, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) One person died and another five were injured after a Eurocopter AS350 helicopter crashed in Sochi in south Russia, the Interior Ministry''s transport department for the Southern Federal District said today. Newspaper Denounces Constant Rise of Price of Insulin in US Washington, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The history of insulin show one of the baffling complexities of the US pharmaceutical market, being a long-lasting drug that becomes more expensive over time, noted today the Washington Post. Cuba Starts International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) With the opening ceremony of the 1st International Congress, CIDERS 2016, begins today the working sessions of the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, at the Conference Center in Havana. Cuban Minister Highlights Challenges of Science and Innovation Havana, Nov 1, Prensa Latina) The Minister for Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba, Elba Rosa Perez Montoya, said that the country faces the challenge of achieving a faster connection of science with the production of goods and services. Chinese Authorities Try to Save 18 People Trapped in Mine Explosion Beijing, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities are redoubling their efforts today to find the 18 people trapped due to a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China that also left 15 deaths. China Shows Off J-20 Stealth Fighter 01 de noviembre de 2016, 10:30Beijing, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) China exhibited today for the first tine its Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter during a flyby at the air show taking place in the city of Zhuhai. Oldest Arctic Sea Ice Disappears 01 de noviembre de 2016, 00:18Washington, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The loss of a great mass of the oldest Arctic sea ice keeps worried today the scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was published today. Breast Cancer as Main Public Health Problem in Guyana 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:29Georgetown, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The breast cancer cases in women in Guayana, considerably increased, turning into one of the main health problems in the nation. WHO Regrets Insufficient Funding for Health Programs 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:07Geneva, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, regretted today the insufficient funding for the different programs of the agency. FBI Director Criticized After Reopening Investigation Against Clinton Washington, Oct 31 (PL) The Democrat Steve Cohen, representative of the US state of Tennessee, today called for the resignation of FBI Director James Comey, after he announced on Friday the reopening of an investigation into Hillary Clinton. Denmark: Found Frozen Bodies of Three Syrian Refugees 31 de octubre de 2016, 11:28Copenhagen, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The frozen bodies of three female refugees of Syrian origin were discovered inside a refrigerator located in south Denmark, the local police reported. Cuba Holds First International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The First International Convention on Science and Technology has begun today here with more than 1,000 delegates from several countries and a comprehensive scientific program that includes 10 events, with 750 papers and an exhibition fair. Fear, Anxiety and Uncertainty in Central Italy Rome, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Fear, anxiety and uncertainty are the predominant feelings today in the towns of central Italy devastated by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake and where the temperatures are getting colder. Italy: Today's Earthquake is the Strongest Recorded in 36 Years Rome, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The 6.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked central Italy is the most violent recorded in this country over the last 36 years, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV, in Spanish). A Pleasant Workplace Reduces Menopause Symptoms Washington, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The phase when menstruation is getting irregular in women until it disappears, known as menopause, generates discomfort that will be less traumatic depending on the environment, especially at work, according to a recent research. Japan to Continue Whaling, Challenges IWC Tokyo, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Japan plans to continue its whaling program with scientific ends despite the non-biding resolution recently approved by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to increase surveillance on such activities, local media reported. Cuba, Only Country in the World to Achieve Sustainable Development Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been declared this week the only country in the world to achieve sustainable development, according to a report that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) publishes every two year. Why Ice Ages Occur Every 100,000 Years London, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Experts from Cardiff University have offered up an explanation as to why our planet began to move in and out of ice ages every 100,000 years. Obama Commutes More Prison Sentences Than His 11 Predecessors Combine Washington, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Barack Obama today commuted 98 new prison sentences raising to 827 the total of sentences he has commuted since he assumed presidency of the United States, a number which exceeds the total number of pardons issued by his 11 predecessors. Violent Deaths in Brazil Exceed Those of Syrian War 28 de octubre de 2016, 12:05Brasilia, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Violence in Brazil has led to more deaths between 2011 and 2015 that all those caused by the war in Syria during the same period, according to figures released today by the Brazilian Forum of Public Security (BFPS). The Earth is Still Shaking in the Central Region of Italy Rome, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Two days after the 5.4 and 5.9 degrees earthquakes, the an endless succession of aftershocks continues today in the central region of Italy. Study Reveals Wildlife Has Been Reduced in 58 Percent in 40 Years 28 de octubre de 2016, 00:16London, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Wildlife species have been reduced in 58 percent since 1970, according to a report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), published today. FAO Calls to Improve National Agriculture Statistics 27 de octubre de 2016, 14:05Rome, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The 7th International Conference on Agriculture Statistics called here to consecrate the efforts and investments to develop in each countries systems of data registers capable of monitoring progress toward a world without hunger. Scientists Expose Surface of the Tomb of Jesus Christ Washington, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) An international team of scientists have exposed, for the first time in centuries, the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ, according to the National Geographic Society. France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Is Almost Over Paris, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Some groups of migrants are wandering today on the grounds of the irregular camp in the French city of Calais, while the works to dismantle the improvised facility definitely using heavy machinery are almost over. More Than 500 Children Abducted After Attack on Sudanese City Khartoum, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) South Sudanese rebel commands have attacked a village in Sudan near the border with South Sudan and kidnapped around 500 children there, official sources report today. About 17 Thousand Infants Raped and Mistreated in Guatemala Guatemala, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Over five thousand infants were sexually raped and another 11 thousand 600 were in some way mistreated from November 2014 to May 2015 in Guatemala, refer today reports of the Public Ministry (MP). Protests Against Militarization of Humanitarian Aid in Haiti Port au Prince, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) A group of organizations spoke out on Thursday against the militarization of the delivery of humanitarian aid to the people affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Warning of Serious Risk to Wildlife in India New Delhi, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) More than half of wildlife in India is at risk of disappearing because of increased pollution and the growth of the population, a study released today by national media has warned. Panama Advances in Clinical Trials of Dengue Vaccine Panama, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Five countries, including Panama, are leading now the third and final phase of clinical trials of a tetravalent dengue vaccine, announced Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. A Chunk of Ice is Orbiting The Sun In The Wrong Direction Washington, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Beyond the orbit of Neptune, the farthest recognized-planet from our sun, lies the mysteries population known as the Trans-Neptunian Object (TNOs). Landslide Buries 11 Indonesian Gold Miners 26 de octubre de 2016, 12:25Jakarta,Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The Disaster Mitigation Agency say hopes are diminishing of finding alive any of the 11 men buried by a landslide at an illegal gold mine on the island of Sumatra in Jambi. A local said that days of torrential rain caused a landslide late Monday at Merangin, a hilly district of Jambi province and that the miners are buried at a 50 meters depth pit where it is almost imposible to be rescue because of the heavy rains. Namibia Implements Measures to Face Water Crisis Windhoek, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Namibia began implementing the first phase of a three-phase project to address the water crisis currently affecting the center of the country. Environmental Damages Caused by US Base Denounced Guantanamo, Cuba, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The illegal US naval base causes serious damages to the soil of the Guantanamo valley since its establishment in 1903, experts on the subject reported here today. Cuban Scientist Calls to Analyze US Blockade in Sciences 25 de octubre de 2016, 17:26Havana, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Pedro Velis, a Cuban scientist and now director of the Cuban National Council for Scientific Associations (CNSC) stated Tuesday that the relation between Cuba and the US, is quite interesting, if it is scientifically analyzed. Ancient Teeth Show Early Human Favored Right Hand 25 de octubre de 2016, 11:55Washington,Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 1,8 million years ago, an early human used a stone tool to carve hunks of meat held in its mouth, an activity that left behind wear marks in its teeth. And the direction of the grooves suggest that this individual had a dominant right hand,said resercher David Frayer. Harsh Criticism Against Japan in International Whaling Commission Tokyo, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Japan has received heavy criticism during the summit of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Slovenia, for its program of capturing whales for alleged scientific purposes, which for many represents an excuse, according to sources. Vast Majority of Russians Reject Ban on Abortion Moscow, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) A large majority of Russians reject banning the abortion or taking it out of the Compulsory Health Insurance (CHI), as indicated by a survey conducted by the Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM). Hitachi Develops Finger Vein Using ID System for Online Shopping Tokyo, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina)Japanese Hitachi company develops a finger vein-using ID system for online shopping using intdelligent cell phones. More Than 307,000 People Affected by Rains in Guatemala 24 de octubre de 2016, 12:59Guatemala, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Rain in Guatemala has caused floods and collapse of houses from April to October this year and the number of people affected reached 307,882, the National Coordinating Office for Disaster Reduction reported today. CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Increase Again in 2016 Washington, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere rose again this year and are expected to remain above the limit of 440 parts per million (ppm) throughout 2016. Rare Type of Hemoglobin Detected in Nicaragua Managua, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN-Managua) have detected a rare type of hemoglobin in a seven year old girl, the first patient to receive this diagnosis since 1985. AIDS Cure May Be Near Por Yanet Llanes AlemanLondon, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) A 44-year-old British man might become the first human being totally cured from the Human Immune-deficiency Virus (HIV), thanks to a new therapy designed by scientists from the United Kingdom. France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Begins Paris, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The dismantling of the migrant camp in the French city of Calais started today with a major operation, involving 1,250 policemen, according to information released by the prefecture of the department. Sea Turtles Released in Indonesia 23 de octubre de 2016, 14:47Jakarta, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Sea turtles reared in captivity in Indonesia, as part of the program to protect this species from the destruction of their natural habitat and hunters, were released on a beach in Sumatra (west of the archipelago). Minister of Health of Swaziland Pleased with Cuban Physicians By Deisy Francis Mexidor New Damages and Deaths Caused by Rains in Haiti Port au Prince, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) The rains that have been affecting Haiti in the last few hours have caused at least five deaths in Baie-de-Henne and also caused floods in places that were hit by Hurricane Matthew. Havana Consensus Leads to Action Against Arboviruses: OPS By Ana Laura Arbesú Australia Takes Stand Against Whale Hunting Canberra,Oct 21 (Prensa Latina)Australia will call on the International Whaling ­Commission in Eslovenia to take greater responsibility for how it deals with so-called scientific whaling,including Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean, Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said. Korean Abducted in Philippines Pirates Cargo Ship Attack 21 de octubre de 2016, 12:35Manila, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Abu Sayyaf Islamist militants kidnapped the captain of a South Korean cargo ship in the southern Philippines, the first such attack on a large merchant vessel, authorities said today. Drug Tunnel Found Near Tijuana Airport, Mexico Mexico, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) A tunnel used for transferring drugs from Mexico to the United States has been found near the International Airport of Tijuana, Baja California, the Ministry of State Security confirmed today. US Blockade Hinders Cuba's Development United Nations, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade has been affecting Cuba''s development in all sectors, the island''s permanent representative to the UN, Rodolfo Reyes, claimed today. Cuban Training on Disaster Risk Management a Success 21 de octubre de 2016, 09:21 By Reina Magdariaga Havana, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Course workshop on approaches and tools for disaster risk management and adaptation to climate change - in terms of sustainable development - concludes today. International Red Cross: Resilient Cities, the Urban Agenda Challenge Quito, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The immediate challenge of the New Urban Agenda is making cities more resilient with a greater capacity to recover after armed conflicts, disasters and violence, according to a statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Havana Consensus Draws up Regional Actions against Arboviruses 21 de octubre de 2016, 08:26Havana, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The agenda that will define a common strategy to confront the arboviruses will be defined today during the final day of the first regional meeting to stop these diseases, which takes place here for two days. Panama Reports More than 400 Cases of Zika 20 de octubre de 2016, 17:30Panama, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Since the zika virus appeared in November 2015, the public health authorities confirmed a total of 461 cases in Panama, of which 422 correspond to the present year. World Anti-Doping Agency Issued Ultimatum to Five Countries 20 de octubre de 2016, 15:34Ottawa, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that it gave an ultimatum to Brazil, Guatemala, Azerbaijan, Greece and Indonesia. The anti-doping agencies in those countries risk being suspended. Thousands in Panama Affected by Floods Panamá, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) About three thousand 500 persons were affected in the last 48 hours in Panama, as a result of floods from the heavy rains, informed today the director of the Civil Protection System, Jose Donderis. Cuba: First Regional Meeting for Control of Arboviruses 20 de octubre de 2016, 09:56Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The First Regional Meeting for the strategy of surveillance and control of arboviruses started here today with the assistance of health ministers, specialists from most countries of the Americas and their European colleagues. US Secretary of Health and Human Services Visits Cuba Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, begins a working visit to Cuba today, to be run until Saturday, October 22. WWF Warns of Impact of Oil Exploration to Belize Ecosystem 20 de octubre de 2016, 00:22Belmopan, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Wildlife Fund has warned about the possible impact on the barrier reef in Belize due to offshore oil exploration. Cuba: Angiologists from 16 Countries To Attend Congress 20 de octubre de 2016, 00:18Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Angiologists from 16 countries, most from the region, will participate in the 31st Latin American Congress of Vascular Surgery, which will open here from November 2nd to 4th, said organizers today. Cuban Expert Highlights Ecological Damage Left by Matthew in Haiti 19 de octubre de 2016, 17:42By Martha Cabrales Arias 8,000-Year-Old Ritual Uncovered in Mexico Mexico, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) After two decades of research at 10 archaeological sites in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, an 8,000-year-old winter ritual has been uncovered, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced today. Barbadian Health Minister Visits Cuba Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Barbados'' Health Minister John Boyce is on a visit to Cuba to analyze the relations between both countries, the Cuban Foreign Ministry reported today. Malaysian Intellectual Denounces US Blockade on Cuba 19 de octubre de 2016, 12:37Kuala Lumpur, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Intellectual and academic Chandra Muzaffar rejected the U.S. economic blockade on Cuba in an article posted today by Counter Currents. US Scientist Praises Immunology Development in Cuba Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) US researcher Kelvin Lee acknowledged here today the development achieved by Cuba in the field of immunology, which is known internationally. Disaster Risk Management in the Caribbean, a Study in Cuba Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Workshop Course Approaches and Tools for disaster risk management and the adaptation to climate change in terms of sustainable development is holding today its third day with delegates from 11 Caribbean nations. Colombian Pacific Would Shelter Two Biosphere Reserves in 2017 Bogota, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The chocoan region of Nuqui-Solano Bay, where hunchback whales come every year, could become a Reserve of the Biosphere in 2017 together with Sanquyianga and Gorgona, both in the coast of the Pacific, confirmed here local researchers. Critical Situation in Famous Paraguayan Lake Ypacarai Asuncion, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The situation is still critical today in the world famous lake, Ypacarai,in Paraguay, whose water levels are at an all time low and suffering from accelerated pollution. US Physician Praises Development of Cuban Biotechnology Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) U.S. physician, Kelvin Lee, has highlighted Cuba''s development in biotechnology, especially Cuban lung cancer vaccines, according to CubaDebate. One thousand 400 Years Old Antidepressants Found in Turkey Istanbul, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Researchers and archaeologists of the Bethonea site, in the westernmost part of this city, announced today they found aboujt 700 small cheramic and glass bottles with remains of antidepressants and medicines for heart conditions. Damage on Climate Change to Agriculture Grows, FAO Says Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) FAO representative in Cuba, Theodor Friedrich, said here that climate change has been increasingly affecting agricultural production more visibly and threatening to overcome the goal of eradicating hunger by 2030. Research Issues Warning on Increased Heat in Antarctica Washington, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) A US team issued a warning in a recent research on the increased intense heating processes ahead in Antarctica, the fourth largest continent, after Asia, America and Africa, said sources today. Turtles Released into the Sea in Indonesia 17 de octubre de 2016, 18:18Jakarta, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Sea captive-bred turtles in Indonesia, into a program to protect this species from destruction of its natural habitat and hunters, were released today at a beach in the western island of Sumatra. International Immunotherapy Meeting Begins in Cuba Havana, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Hotel Nacional de Cuba will host, from today until next Friday, the 12th International Immunotherapy Meeting 2016, organized by, among other instirutions, the Center for Molecular Immunology and the Latin American Association of Immunology. Attorney General's Offices of Spain and Cuba Sign Memorandum 17 de octubre de 2016, 12:05Madrid, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Attorney General, Dario Delgado, and Spain''s Consuelo Madrigal, have today signed an Inter-Institutional Memorandum of Understanding, to deepen collaboration relations between both entities. Over 500 Schools Occupied by Students in Brazil 17 de octubre de 2016, 11:51Brasilia, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 500 schools are being occupied in Brazil today by high school students protesting against the Provisional Measure (MP 746) issued by the government of Michel Temer to reform secondary education. Successful Launch of China Shenzhou-11 Space Mission 17 de octubre de 2016, 11:25Beijing, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Shenzhou-11spacecraft, manned by two Chinese astronauts, which will stay in space for 33 days, successfully lifted off today from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert, Northwest country. Iraq: Decisive Battle Against Islamic State in Mosul Begins 17 de octubre de 2016, 10:12Baghdad, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider Al-Abadi, declared the official start of military operations today, which will drive the Islamic State (ISIS) from Mosul, the country''s second largest city, towards advancing Kurdish Peshmerga forces. Bolivia Keeps Permanent Surveillance on Diseases 17 de octubre de 2016, 00:30La Paz, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Ministry of Public Health reported that it keeps permanent surveillance on diseases such as the rotavirus, pneumonias and meningitis. Yellow Alert by Smog in China Capital Beijing, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Meteorological Center of China issued today a yellow alert, the third in order of severity, by smog in this capital. A Rock Caused Global Warming 150,000 Years Ago 14 de octubre de 2016, 15:11Washington, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The impact of a comet might have started the heating of the planet because of the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere 56 million years, as shown by a study published in this capital Friday. Universe Has More Galaxies Than Thought, Astronomers Say 14 de octubre de 2016, 13:01London,Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) There are a dizzying 2 trillion galaxies in the universe, astronomers reported today. Head of Guantanamo's Government Praises Strength of the People Santiago de Cuba, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The head of Guantanamo''s provincial government, Nancy Acosta, praised the strenght of the inhabitants of the eastern territory that increases today after the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. French Show Willingness to Support Cuba After Hurricane 14 de octubre de 2016, 12:21Paris, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The organization, French Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba has expressed its willingness to support the Caribbean nation in is recovery efforts after Hurricane Matthew, according to a statement released today. Obama Issues Directive to Guarentee More Open Policy Towards Cuba 14 de octubre de 2016, 12:14Washington, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) US President, Barack Obama today issued a presidential policy directive to consolidate the changes adopted with respect to Cuba and ensure that the new policies are irreversible. UNESCO Adopts Resolution Describing Jerusalem as Multicultural City Paris, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The general director of Unesco, Irina Bokova, has confirmed today that Jerusalem is a multicultural city and a sacred space for the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Cuba and Algeria Sign Cooperation Agreement 14 de octubre de 2016, 08:31Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Algeria signed a cooperation agreement on health on occasion of the presence here of Algerian Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, who is today in his second journey of an official visit. US Company Recognizes Importance of Exchange with Cuba 13 de octubre de 2016, 17:17Havana, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The US company Regenestem, one of the organizers of the First Inter American Stem Cell Conference, recognized here today the importance of the event as well as the time in which it is held. New e-store web with Cuban Content on Internet 13 de octubre de 2016, 16:52Havana, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) A virtual book store to publish, distribute and acquire Cuban content is available to Internet users with access from smart-phones, tablets and computers, announced here today the project leaders. Eastern Caribbean Focuses on Economic Growth and Youth Empowerment 13 de octubre de 2016, 15:40Por Yolaidy Martínez*Havana (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is preparing a Growth and Development Strategy at the core of which is a Youth Development Strategy to help the region to deal with world and regional challenges. Nigeria Confirms Release of 21 Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram 13 de octubre de 2016, 13:20Abuja, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Nigeria confirmed today the release of 21 of the 200 girls kidnapped by the sect Boko Haram in 2014 in the northern town of Chibok. Guantanamo Recovering from Hurricane Mathew Havana, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban province of Guantanamo, especially the municipality of Baracoa, is recovering gradually from the damage caused in recent days by hurricane Mathew, according to reports today in the capital. Costa Rica Releases Videogame on Indigenous Mythology San Jose, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Children, youth and adults in Costa Rica have today a new videogame ''El camino del Usekol'' (The Road of the Usekol) produced in this country and aimed at enriching the knowledge on the indigenous mythology of this Central American nation. Uruguayan President Calls in China for Fight Against Smoking 13 de octubre de 2016, 10:40Beijing, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The President of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, made calls today to combat smoking in order to prevent diseases that result from this addiction and achieve a healthier human race. Advances in Cuban Medicine Available for Tourists 13 de octubre de 2016, 10:26By Raul Garcia Alvarez Bangladesh Discusses Disaster Reduction Measure Dacca, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh today celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction with calls to combat climate change and take action to face this problem, which threatens most of the country. Cuba Holds First Inter-American Meeting on Stem Cells 13 de octubre de 2016, 08:17Havana, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Inter-American Meeting on Stem Cells began today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of a large delegation from the United States. Cuba Holds First Inter-American Meeting on Stem Cells 13 de octubre de 2016, 08:17Havana, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Inter-American Meeting on Stem Cells began today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of a large delegation from the United States. Delay in Aid Distribution Causes Discontent in Haiti 12 de octubre de 2016, 17:22Port au Prince, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The delay in the distribution of aid in the areas most affected by Hurricane Matthew is generating discontent among victims. Formosan Termite: One of the Most Destructive Insects in the World 12 de octubre de 2016, 16:00London, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Formosan termites cause over 27 billion euros worth of damage every year worldwide, which places these insects among the top 10 most destructive species, according to a study published in Nature Communications. Uruguay President in China to Increase Commercial Ties 12 de octubre de 2016, 11:32Beijing,Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay president Tabare Vazquez began an official visit to China and is expected to open China-LAC (Latin America and Caribbean) Business Forum and also increase diplomatic and commercial opportunities with China. Hurricane Matthew Causes Billion Dollar Losses in the US 12 de octubre de 2016, 10:49Washington, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Matthew caused losses estimated at 10 billion dollars passing through the United States, where many had feared worse damage, reported the Huffington Post. Climate Change Experts Meet in Argentina 12 de octubre de 2016, 09:53Buenos Aires, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Argentina hosts the Sixth Meeting of Heads of Climate Change Negotiations from Latin America and the Caribbean, in which senior officials will discuss the commitments of the Paris Agreement. Cuba to Host Inter-American Stem Cell Conference 12 de octubre de 2016, 00:16Havana, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will host soon the 1st Inter-American Stem Cell Conference, in which Cubans specialists will share experiences with leading researchers from the United States, said Dr. Consuelo Macias, president of the Organizing Committee. Who Demands Increasing Taxes on Prices of Sweetened Beverages 11 de octubre de 2016, 17:52Geneva, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) demanded today to apply taxes to increase the prices of sweetened beverages in 20 percent, an effective way to stop the increase in the overweight rates. Cuba: Affectations by Hurricane Matthew under Analysis 11 de octubre de 2016, 17:31Baracoa, Cuba, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the national flora and fauna, are now analyzing and evaluating the seriousness of the affectations provoked by the course of Hurricane Matthew. US Air Force's Space Plane Reaches 500 Days in Orbit 11 de octubre de 2016, 15:28Washington, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The US Air Force''s mysterious X-37B OTV-3 robotic space plane has cruised beyond 500 days in Earth orbit, marking the fourth flight for the Air Force experimental program OTV-4 (Orbital Test Vehicle). Cuban Scientist Presents Seismotectonic Model in USA Santiago de Cuba, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) A new seismotectonic model for eastern Cuba was presented in the United States by Dr. Enrique Arango, deputy director of the National Seismological Research Center (Cenais) during the recently held Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA). United States Wants to Send Humans to Mars 11 de octubre de 2016, 13:07Washington, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) President Barack Obama has reiterated today the objective of sending humans to Mars in the 2030s and announced that private companies would be involved in the endeavor. Terrorists Attacks Kill Six in Aleppo 11 de octubre de 2016, 13:05Damascus, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 dead and over 20 injured have been left by terrorist mortar attacks in Aleppo, north of Damascus and the southern city of Daraa, military sources report today. World Food Program Offers Humanitarian Aid to Cuba 11 de octubre de 2016, 12:11Havana, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) in coordination with the Cuban government will offer assistance to the victims of Hurricane Matthew in the eastern region of the country, the international body reported today. Africa Recognizes and Thanks Cuba for Cooperation Pretoria, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Africa has showed a lot of gratitude and recognition for the collaboration Cuba has provided to this continent, Vice President of the Cuban Council of State, Salvador Valdes Mesa, said before continuing his regional trip. Venezuela Sends Humanitarian Aid to Cuba Caracas, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has today sent more than 300 tons of supplies to help Cuba overcome the ravages of Hurricane Matthew, according to Housing Minister, Manuel Quevedo.. Bulgaria Arrests 60 Migrants in Border with Turkey 10 de octubre de 2016, 11:38Sofia, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Bulgarian border police arrested today 65 undocumented migrants and refugees trying to enter the country hidden in a train loaded with minerals. Mystery of the Earth's Missing Crust Solved 10 de octubre de 2016, 11:26Washington, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina)About 60 million years ago, the continental crust making up Eurasia and India began the slow process of collision, giving rise to the Himalayas. Strict Epidemiological Control in Eastern Cuba Communities Maisi, Cuba, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health maintains a strict epidemiological control in the eastern Cuban communities hit by Hurricane Matthew in order to prevent the spread of disease, officials said. Italy Celebrates National Day Against Obesity 10 de octubre de 2016, 10:58Rome, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Italy celebrates today the 16th edition of the national campaign against obesity, with the slogan ''Walking is health''. Thai King in Unstable Condition After Medical Treatment Bangkok,Oct 10 (Prensa Latina)Thailand''s 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world''s longest reigning monarch, is in an unstable condition after receiving haemodialysis treatment, the palace says. France Calls on United Kingdom to Assume Its Duty To Migrant Children 10 de octubre de 2016, 10:29Paris, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Interior Minister of France, Bernard Cazeneuve, urged today the UK to assume its duty towards children without parents, who remain in the camp of migrants in Calais and have family in British soil. Mars-bound Astronauts Could Develop Dementia, Study Suggests Washington,Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Astronauts could develop cronic dementia according to a study of the Univ. Irvine in California. National Cybersecurity Strategy To Make Smart Nation Safe In Singapur Singapur,Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, Singapore has put forth a holistic national cybersecurity strategy that will underpin its Smart Nation aspirations and act as an enabler for its economy and society, while enhancing its standing as a trusted digital hub. Myanmar Insurgents Kill at Least 17 People in Attacks 10 de octubre de 2016, 09:29Naipyitaw, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina)Insurgents have killed at least 17 people, including nine police officers, in a series of attacks on guard posts along Myanmar''s border with Bangladesh, officials in Myanmar said. Czech Republic Offers Support and Aid to Syrian People 10 de octubre de 2016, 09:06Damascus, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Martin Tlapa, stressed the importance of finding a solution to the Syrian crisis and reiterated that his country seeks to help this nation within Europe. Mogao Caves Open to Photographers For The First Time in China 10 de octubre de 2016, 08:55Beijing, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina)Over 100 photographers from China and overseas gathered at the Mogao Caves in northwest China''s Gansu Province today, the first such event ever hosted at the site. UNHCR Concerned on Europe's Incapability to Handle Immigration Crisis 10 de octubre de 2016, 07:51Geneva, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned today about the incapability of European countries to handle a possible massive flow of immigrants. Indonesia to Use Drones For Humanitarian Disaster Response Jakarta,Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) continues its efforts to improve the disaster and humanitarian response by integrating drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Cuban Scientist Presents in Japan Palliative to Climate Change Tokyo, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Scientific adviser of the Council of State and Vicepresident of the Academy of Science of Cuba, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, presented in Japan ways to face climate change, published today the Cuban embassy in this capital. South Africa Congratulates Desmond Tutu in his 85 Birthday 07 de octubre de 2016, 12:08Pretoria, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Multiple congratulation messages to South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, have been circulating here today on the occasion of his 85th birthday. NASA Telescope Detects Giant Cannonballs Shooting From Star Washington, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) NASA''s Hubble Space Telescope has detected superhot blobs of gas with a temperature hotter than the Sun, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star. Data Center of Uruguay Awarded as Best in Latin America 07 de octubre de 2016, 00:27Montevideo, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The Data Center of the state enterprise National Administration of Telecommunications (Antel) of Uruguay was awarded as the best center of internal use of its kind in Latin America, informed official sources. President Santos to Check Assistance to Victims of Matthew 06 de octubre de 2016, 15:45Bogota, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos will visit today the municipality of Algarrobo to verify the aid provided to the inhabitants of that place, which was hit by the powerful Hurricane Matthew, the presidential palace confirmed. Thailand Allows Abortion for Pregnant Women Infected with Zika 06 de octubre de 2016, 14:45Bangkok, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities in Thailand allowed pregnant women to abort in cases of infection with Zika virus, and if the fetus suffers from neonatal malformations. South Africa Premier Reaffirms Support for Cuba vs. Blockade Bloemfontein, South Africa, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The Premier of Free State province in South Africa, Ace Magashule, has reiterated his commitment to solidarity with Cuba until the U.S. blockade imposed on the island, for more than 50 years, has been eliminated. First Venezuelan Plane with Aid Arrives in Haiti 06 de octubre de 2016, 12:40Caracas, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The first aircraft with aid from Venezuela has arrived in Haiti to help the victims of Matthew Hurricane, the Venezuelan foreign minister, Delcy Rodríguez has reported. Broad Front Alliance Supports Cuba, Haiti and Dom Rep After Hurricane 06 de octubre de 2016, 11:24San Jose, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The Broad Front Party (FA) of Costa Rica today expressed its solidarity with Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, after the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew and expressed willingness to cooperate in assisting the victims. Cuba Remembers Barbados Attack with Pain and Indignation Havana, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Today Cubans remember the victims of the terrorist attack on a Cubana de Aviacion plane - flight CU-456, a crime that 40 years ago, on October 6th 1976, cut short the lives of the 73 people on board. Cuba Recovers and Remains Alert as a Result of Matthew Havana, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The eastern region of Cuban is making progress today in the recovery phase after the devastation of powerful Hurricane Matthew, while the country''s northern coast is on alert to heavy rainfall, winds and a possible sea surge. Indonesia Issues Alert Over Forest Fires 05 de octubre de 2016, 15:47Jakarta, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management has issued a forest fire alert today due to the detection of forest fires in 48 points located in the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Eastern Cuba Maintains Cyclone Warning 05 de octubre de 2016, 15:32Havana, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Intense winds and abundant rainfall have kept the provinces of Camaguey, Las Tunas and Holguin on alert after Hurricane Matthew left Cuban territory this morning. Suicide Attack in Kabul Leaves Six Civilian Casualties Kabul, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The spokesman for the Afghan Interior Ministry, Sediq Sediqi, announced today that a suicide bomber detonated an explosive in the city of Kabul and wounded nearly six civilians. ESO's VISTA Telescope Sees Hidden Stars in Messier 78 Berlín,Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Interstellar dust that blocks astronomers'' view of space is no match for the European Southern Observatory''s ''dustbuster'' telescope, which just revealed this dazzling view of several stars that have hidden in the cosmic dust until now. NASA Robot Will Help Mine Mars Washington,Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) NASA is designing a new digging robot to extract minerals in other planets and produce fuel. Cuba so far without Human Damage after Passage of Matthew 05 de octubre de 2016, 10:32Havana, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) After Hurricane Matthew in the eastern region of Cuba the Cuban authorities today quantifies the damage caused by the weather phenomenon, but for now, television reports do not reflect casualties. UNESCO Warns of Global Need for Teachers Paris, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Some 69 million new teachers will be needed to cover the primary and secondary education in the world until 2030, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today. International Team Receives Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 05 de octubre de 2016, 09:55Stockholm, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) An international team received the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for creating miniature molecular machines, today announced the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Venezuela Sends Humanitarian Aid to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew 05 de octubre de 2016, 09:24Caracas, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela sent shipments of humanitarian aid to Haiti to alleviate today the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, Category 4, passing through the Caribbean nation. Hurricane Matthew Moves Away from Cuba Havana, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Matthew is moving away from Cuba after lashing the eastern region of the country, according to the latest weather forecast, although strong winds and rains will persist. Chile Devotes Millions to Reduce Pollution in the Capital Santiago de Chile, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Environment Minister Pablo Badenier announced today an ambitious plan valued at $1 billion USD, starting in 2017, to reduce pollution in the country''s capital city. Hurricane Matthew Kills Four People in Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) At least four people were killed and more than 17,000 were displaced in the Dominican Republic due to Hurricane Matthew, which hit Haiti today, the authorities said. Cuban Collaborators in Haiti are Safe Despite Matthew 04 de octubre de 2016, 16:05Havana, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban collaborators serving in Haiti are safe despite Hurricane Matthew, said the head of the medical mission in that Caribbean country, Lorenzo Mojena. Three Brits Awarded Nobel 2016 Prize in Physics 04 de octubre de 2016, 15:15Stockholm, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences announced today that three British scientists, David Thouless, F. Duncan Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz have been awarded the Nobel Prize of Physics 2016, for their contributiuons in that specialty. Mexican Indigenous Alert on Risks of Transgenic soybean 04 de octubre de 2016, 14:00Mexico, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The Maya Indigenous Regional Council of Bacalar, Mexican state of Quintana Roo, and the collective of seeds Much''Kanan I''inaj warned that the planting of transgenic soybean puts apiculture at risk. Indonesian Western Java Governor Inaugurates Humanitarian Center 04 de octubre de 2016, 12:40Jakarta,Oct 4 (Prensa Latina)Indoensia West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan has inaugurated a humanitarian center, in collaboration with the provincial administration and Asian Muslim Charity Foundation (AMCF). Matthew Will Make Landfall in Guantanamo, Eastern Cuba Havana, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The director of the National Forecasting Center of the Cuban Meteorology Institute (INSMET), Jose Rubiera, announced today that Hurricane Matthew in its slow progress is moving closer to Guantanamo, the easternmost province of Cuba. Caritas Aotearoa Warns of Spike in Hunger, Thirst Across Pacific 04 de octubre de 2016, 12:16Wellington, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The risk of reduced access to drinking water and food in the Pacific Islands poses a threat to indigenous and isolated rural communities, especially women and children, warned a Caritas Aotearoa report released today here. Malaysia Military Helicopter Crashes into School, 23 Injured 04 de octubre de 2016, 11:28Kuala Lumpur, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina)A Malaysian military helicopter crashed into a school today in a rural area, injuring at least 23 people including 4 students, authorities said. Cuba Ensures Care for People with Disability Geneva, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba guarantees particular attention to people with disabilities, based on the support of government institutions and civil society, according to reports delivered during the Social Forum that continues today in Geneva. Foreign Specialists Attend Cuban Congress on Gynecology Havana, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The 16th National Congress of the Cuban Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SCOG) begins today with a substantial international assistance. UN Report Warns Again of Impact of Climate Change on Poor People 04 de octubre de 2016, 00:16United Nations, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The UN released a report today on the economic and social impact of climate change. The report reiterates the particular effects that the poorest suffer due to the phenomenon. Archaeologists Uncover 2,200 Year Old Rent Agreement in Turkey Istanbul, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina)Turkish archaeologists have discovered an ancient tablet in the ancient Greek city of Teos. Cyclonic Phase Alarm Set for Eastern Cuba 03 de octubre de 2016, 11:05Havana, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The National Staff of the Civil Defense of Cuba established the Phase hurricane warning for the provinces of Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo from 09:00 hours a day. Japanese Biologist Wins Medicine Nobel Prize Tokyo, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2016 for discovering the mechanisms of degradation and recycling of cellular components, announced today the Karolinska Institute. Cuban President Oversees Measures to Face Hurricane Matthew Havana, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro Ruz personally oversaw during this weekend the measures taken in the eastern province of Guantanamo to face Hurricane Matthew. Santiago de Cuba, between Earthquakes and an Atmospheric Threat Santiago de Cuba, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) In the face of the incredulity of many people, the 46th report from the National Seismic Services clarified the doubt: a 4.8-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Cuba while people''s attention was focused on Hurricane Matthew. Seismologists Monitor Telluric Situation in Southeastern Cuba Santiago de Cuba, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the National Seismic Service (SSN) are carefully observing on Saturday the telluric situation in the southeastern region of Imias, a municipality in eastern Guantanamo province, where three perceptible earthquakes were recorded, followed by aftershocks. International Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology Ends in Cuba Varadero, Cuba, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) The 27th International Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology and the 1st Cuban Congress on External Fixation will conclude on Saturday in this resort, where awards will be granted to outstanding works and exhibitors. Cuba Defends Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Geneva 30 de septiembre de 2016, 12:25Geneva, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has defended all aspects of women''s rights, gender equality and women''s empowerment during the 33rd regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Force Two Hurricane Matthew Threatens Central Caribbean 30 de septiembre de 2016, 12:22Havana, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Matthew is continuing to strengthen on its path through the central Caribbean region, and has reached category two on the Saffir-Simpson scale, which has a maximum of five, the Cuban Institute of Meteorology reported. China Reopens World's Highest Glass Bridge, Now Safer Beijing , Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The world''s longest and highest glass bridge, built in Zhangjiajie, China''s central province of Hunan, reopens to the public today on the occasion of the country''sNational Day, after security inspections. International Congress on Orthopedics in Cuba Closes Academic Agenda Varadero, Cuba, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) With the introduction of more than 20 works, the academic program of the 27th International Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology, and the First Cuban Congress on External Fixation will be concluded today in this resort. These papers will be focused on issues to the spine, main member in pediatric and traumatology, while the third day will include the discussion of 10 clinical cases and the presentation of traditional and digital posters. Cuba: 10 Countries Confirm Participation in Congress on Geriatrics 30 de septiembre de 2016, 00:15Havana, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 10 countries will participate in the 9th National Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Gerontoger 2016, from October 17th to 21st at Havana''s Conference Center, said organizers today. WHO Warns of Negativity on World Day of rhe Elederly Geneva, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) On occasion of the Day of the Elderly, marked on October 1st, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of the consequences, on the mental and physical health of the elderly, which result from negative attitudes toward them. Orthopedics International Congress Enters 2nd Day of Activities 29 de septiembre de 2016, 12:38Varadero, Cuba, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Science videos including a master lecture about external fixators, were discussed today during the second day of the 28th Orthopedics and Traumatology International Congress, and 1st Cuban Congress of External Fixation. COP17 in South Africa: SOS for Cycad Plants Johannesburg, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) An expert on conservation said today here that out of the 308 families existing in the world of the primitive cycad plants, South Africa currently has 38 of the most threatened species. Fernanda Meybom, a Brazilian Expert in Beer 28 de septiembre de 2016, 01:00Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Young, elegant and an expert in beer in such a way that Fernanda Meybom, a Brazilian chemical engineer, is a juror in important international contests like the one being held in Chile. Bolivian Program My Health attended over 8,8 million Citizens La Paz, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Through the program My Health, more than eight million 800 thousand Bolivians received free medical attention in 306 municipalities of this Andean nation. French Academy of Sciences Celebrates its 350th Anniversary Paris, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) The French Academy of Sciences is today celebrating the 350th anniversary of its founding with a global conference to which representatives of all international institutions are invited. India Announces Ratification of the Paris Agreements New Delhi, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced that his country will ratify on October 2nd the Paris agreement on climate change. Earth's Oxygen Level has Dropped in the Air, Reveals Study 25 de septiembre de 2016, 05:06Washington, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) After analyzing samples of ice from Antarctica and Greenland, scientists discovered that the level of oxygen in our planet dropped, reported the U.S. Princeton University. Paris for a Sunday Without Automobiles 25 de septiembre de 2016, 01:14París, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Almost half the streets of Paris will be dedicated this Sunday exclusively to pedestrians and cyclists, as part of a great ''XXL Journey without cars'', reports the local media. World Conference on Wildlife in Johannesburg 24 de septiembre de 2016, 10:37Pretoria, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) About 3,500 delegates attended today in South Africa the meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites). Candidates to Succeed Margaret Chan Presented to WHO 23 de septiembre de 2016, 16:56 Geneva, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today in this city the six candidates to succeed current Director General Margaret Chan. Vietnam Has More Than 100 Million Mobile Phone Subscribers Hanoi, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Viettel Telecom Co, based in this capital, now has more than 100 million subscribers, in and outside of the country, local media reports today. Peso Depreciation Increases Drug Prices in Mexico Mexico, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The prices of generic and patent drugs have increased in Mexico, mainly due to the depreciation of the peso against the dollar. Drought Persists in Cuba, Despite Heavy Rains Havana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) At least 239 water sources in Cuba are suffering from the current drought, affecting around 816,000 people, according to a report by the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH). High Foreign Presence in Cuban Congress of Gynecology Highlighted Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The 16th National Congress of the Cuban Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SCOG) will be held with a high international participation, said Dr. Jorge Pelaez, vice president of the society. Cuba Opens Sports Scientific Research Center Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) With the opening of the Cuban Center for Sports Scientific Research (CIDC), the Caribbean nation will further raise development in this field, the Granma newspaper reports today. Scientists Against Trump's Opinions on Climate Change 22 de septiembre de 2016, 11:51Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 scientists from around the world have signed an open letter criticizing the position of the Republican candidate for the US presidency, Donald Trump, on climate change. Cuba Ratifies Cooperation Treaty on Cybercrime Madrid, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has become the first country to ratify the Ibero-American Cooperation Agreement on Research, Insurance and Cybercrime Test Attainment, the Island''s embassy in Spain reported today. Mexico to Host First Global Meeting on Traditional Cuisine Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of Foreign Relations will host the First Global Meeting of Traditional Cuisine to be held from September 23 to 25 in its facilities in Mexico city. UNDP, WWF Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Cuba Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The UNDP and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Holland signed here today a memorandum of understanding to discuss issues such as biodiversity and climate change. The World Celebrates International Alzheimer's Day Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The World Day of Alzheimer disease is celebrated today in all the nations of the planet aimed at raising the population awareness about this neurodegenerative pandemic. Importance of Biocubafarma-Skolkovo Agreement Highlighted in Russia Moscow, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The agreement signed between the corporation Biocubafarma and Russia''s Skolkovo Center will have very positive results for the introduction of Cuban medicines in this country, the scientific advisor Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart said here. Russia, Cuba Sign Scientific Cooperation Agreement 20 de septiembre de 2016, 16:20Moscow, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Cuba strengthened today the scientific and technological cooperation with the signing here of an agreement between the Skolkovo innovation fund and Biocubafarma State Corporation. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart Launches Book at Russian Technology Forum 20 de septiembre de 2016, 09:28Moscow, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Today the Scientist Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart will launch his new book ''Science for Innovation: The Cuban Experience'', as part of a new technology event in Moscow''s World Trade Center. Science for Sustainable Development Event in Cuba 20 de septiembre de 2016, 06:00Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Experts from several countries will participate in the First Convention of Science, Technology and Innovation, to take place from October 31st to November 4th, organizers announced today. Orthopedics and Traumatology Seminar Starts in Cuba 19 de septiembre de 2016, 13:31Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 orthopedics and traumatology experts participate today and tomorrow in a seminar at the Calixo García Hospital. China Needs More Computer Security Experts Beijing, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) China needs 70,000 specialists in cyber security because of the growing demand for such experts due to the economic development being experienced by the country. Famous Anthropologist Says Trump Behaves Like a Male Chimpanzee Washington, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The famous anthropologist Jane Goodall said that Donald Trump''s eccentricities remind her of the rituals of power of the chimpanzees that she has studied for years, The Huffington Post reported on its website. Another Female Panda Bear Is Born at Japanese Zoo Tokyo, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Adventure World Zoo in Wakayama (western Japan), known worldwide for its panda bear raising program, has another female specimen of that species that was born on Sunday, local sources reported. Strain of Zika Virus under Study in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Sept 17 (Prensa Latina) The Malaysian Institute for Medical Research (IMR) runs tests using the most modern technological advances, seeking to determine the strain of the Zica virus found in two patients, said sources today here. 2016: Warmest Year Since 1880, Says WMO 17 de septiembre de 2016, 00:19 Washington, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today that 2016 is the warmest year since 1880, due to the records of unprecedented average temperatures during the first eight months of the year. Successful Launching of Chinese Space Lab Acclaimed 16 de septiembre de 2016, 12:10 Beijing, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) National and foreign experts acclaim today the successful launching of space lab Tiangong-2 of China, considered another milestone in the scientific program forever more ambitious of this country. World Celebrates Int'l Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer 16 de septiembre de 2016, 10:41 Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Under the slogan ''Working towards reducing global-warming HFCs under the Montreal Protocol,'' the world is today celebrating International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. FAO Warns about Antimicrobial Resistance 16 de septiembre de 2016, 00:18Rome, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today released an action plan to curb the spread of antimicrobial resistance in the food chain. Cuba and US Scientists Hold Meeting on Control of Arboviruses 15 de septiembre de 2016, 15:57Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Cuba and the United States will share experiences in handling the Arboviruses (Arthropod-Borne virus), ahead of a regional meeting on the issue, said today here senior officials from the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). Pretoria Holds Africa Aerospace and Defense Fair Pretoria, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, military equipment manufactured on the African continent are being exhibited at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD 2016) Fair in South Africa, local press reports today. US Blockade Affects Cuban Health System  Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The impact of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States to Cuba still remains today in high social impact sectors such as health. Medellin, Colombia reports 6.1 Degree Earthquake Bogota, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of 6.1 degrees on the Richter scale was reported from Medellin, in the northwestern department of Antioquia, confirmed today the Colombian Geological Service. Cuba and Telcel Mexico Expand Roaming Service Agreement 13 de septiembre de 2016, 14:56Havana, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The signing of an annex of the contract between the Cuban Telecommunications Enterprise (ETECSA) and the Telecommunications Operator, Telcel Mexico, will expand service and network coverage. Increased Internet Access in Latin America and Caribbean, Says CEPAL San Jose, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) confirmed here today that Internet users compared to the total population of the region grew 10.6 percent annually between 2000 and 2015. Cuban Drug to Treat Lung Cancer Presented in Colombia Medellin, Colombia, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban vaccine to treat lung cancer, known as Cimavax, was presented to a group of experts attending the First International Symposium on Active Immunotherapy, hosted in Medellin, Colombia over the weekend. Meeting of Science, Innovation and ICT Eclac Starts in Costa Rica San Jose, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Conference of Science, Innovation and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), from the Mexican Volcano Popocatepetl Throws Gases 11 de septiembre de 2016, 15:43Mexico, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican volcano Popocatepetl keeps the area on the alert today, recording new low-intensity emanations, as well as emissions of water vapor and other gases. Cuba to Celebrate International Day of Protection of the Ozone Layer Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will celebrate the World Day of Protection of the Ozone Layer next Friday at the Jose Marti Memorial, it was known here today. Panama Reduces Number of Illiteracy People with Cuban Method Panama, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) In nine years, Panama managed to reduce the number of uncultured on having alphabetized 70, 794 persons, thanks to the Cuban program ''Yo Si Puedo '' (Yes, I Can), recounts today a report by the Department of Social Development. Thailand and Sigapur Intesify Measures Against Zika Virus 11 de septiembre de 2016, 09:54Bangkok,Sep 11 (Prensa Latina)Thailand and Singapur are intensifing measures against the Zika virus which is rapidly expanding in South East Asia. Three Women Killed in Attack on Police Station in Kenya 11 de septiembre de 2016, 08:38Nairobi,Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Bomb disposable unit officers are currently dismantling a petrol bomb carried by 3 women who attack the Central Police Station in Mombasa earlier today. At Least 11 Dead, 192 Injured Following Earthquake in Tanzania 11 de septiembre de 2016, 08:15Dar Es Salaam,Sep 11 (Prensa Latina)An earthquake struck near the Ugandan border in northern Tanzania on Saturday afternoon, leaving at least 11 people dead and 192 others injured, officials said. Iran Starts the Construction of Two Nuclear Plants in Bushehr 10 de septiembre de 2016, 13:30Tehran, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri Iran, today put up the project of construction operations of the second and third phases of the Bushehr nuclear plant with Russian assistance. WCC Warns About Care of Crucial Biodiversity Areas of the Planet 10 de septiembre de 2016, 12:32Honolulu, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Almost 15 percent of the Earth is protected, however, there are important biodiversity areas reaming without protection, warn experts at the World Conservation Congress, which closed here today. Orthopedics Experts from the World in Congress in Cuba Havana, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from all the continents of the planet will be present at the 17th International Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba, from September 26 to October 1st. Cuban Vaccine against Lung Cancer to Be Presented in Colombia 10 de septiembre de 2016, 00:15Bogota, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer will be presented today in Colombia, as a scientific achievement developed for more than 20 years at the Cuban Center of Molecular Immunology. First Latin America Open Science Forum Ends in Uruguay Montevideo, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The First Latin America and the Caribbean Open Science Forum: Transforming our Region, is expected to end today after three days of debates and reflections on five issues presented by around 300 speakers from America and the world. India Warned About High Cost of Pollution 09 de septiembre de 2016, 10:56New Delhi, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.4 million people died in 2013 from environmental pollution in India, and the country lost 8.5 percent of its gross domestic product to the problem, states a research report released today. Employees of Nuclear Plants in Japan to be Investigated 09 de septiembre de 2016, 01:06Tokyo,Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Managers of the nuclear power plants of Japan will analyze their employees personal data, including medical and police files, in order to reinforce their security abnd prevent possible terrorist attacks, reported today local media. Syria's Only Alternative Is Victory, Presidential Advisor Says 09 de septiembre de 2016, 00:02Damascus, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s only alternative is victory, and the future has already been determined by the blood of the Syrian army martyrs and the resistance of the people, said presidential advisor Bouzeina Shabaan. Bolivia: More than Eight Million People Benefited from Mi Salud 08 de septiembre de 2016, 16:43La Paz, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Doctors from the Bolivian program Mi Salud (My Health) provided more than 8,700,000 patients with medical care from June 2013 to September this year, said a report issued today. NASA Is Launching an Asteroid-Sampling Space Probe Today 08 de septiembre de 2016, 12:42 Washington,Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) NASA''s OSIRIS-REx mission is ready to start its seven-year space journey and begin its round-trip journey to study an asteroid and snatch a sample to bring back home. Nearly 10M Have Learned to Read and Write with Cuban Method 08 de septiembre de 2016, 12:30Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban program ''Yo si puedo'' (Yes, I Can) has contributed to literacy around the world, helping around 9.8 million people to read and write, Education Minister, Ena Elsa Velazquez, said today at UNESCO. Galapagos Islands, Ecuadorian Jewel, Shows Beauty to the World 08 de septiembre de 2016, 12:12 Quito, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) With the documentary, Galapagos, Islands in Evolution, released today, Ecuador will show the diversity and beauty of the species that live there. Cuba and Japan Discuss Progress of Bilateral Relations 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:41Tokyo, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The director general on Bilateral Affairs at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gerardo Peñalver, and parliamentary vice minister at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Shunsuke Takei, have today talked about the progress that bilateral ties are experiencing. Piedad Cordoba Demands Freedom for Argentine Deputy to PARLASUR 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:19Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombian peace and human right activist Piedad Córdoba demanded freedom for the social leader and deputy to the PARLASUR Milagro Sala, who remains in a political imprisonment. Obama Considers Terrifying Trends on Climate Change 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:13 Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Barack Obama, considered terrifying the trends on climate change, according to a magazine published today by daily The New York Times. Partial Assessment Confirms Critical Damages in Earthquake-Hit Italy 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:12Rome, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Almost 50 percent of the first 1,312 buildings inspected so far in the Italian earthquake-hit areas two weeks ago, were seriously damaged or totally destroyed, the fire department informed today. Pacific Islands Call for More Action on Climate Change 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:10Palikir, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Pacific Islands have called for greater effort in the fight against global warming at the summit for climate change that began today in Palikir, Micronesia. Uruguay: Busy Schedule at the First Open Forum of Sciences 08 de septiembre de 2016, 09:29Montevideo, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) With a busy schedule of debate and reflection meetings, today continues here the First Open Forum of Sciences of Latin America and Caribbean: Transforming the Region, which has a wide assistance of national and foreign experts. Bolivia Studies Location for Nuclear Research Center 08 de septiembre de 2016, 00:38 La Paz, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian enterprise Rosatom will start soil studies in the area where it is expected to build the Center orf Research and Development of Nuclear Technology located in the city El Alto, near this city. Asteroid Named After Queen Freddie Mercury on 70th Birth Anniversary 07 de septiembre de 2016, 13:18Washington,Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, may have been inspired by a planet when choosing his stage name, but now, the late singer''s moniker is set to actually make its way to the heavens. Thai Health Ministry Says Don't Panic Over Zika Virus 07 de septiembre de 2016, 13:05Bangkok,Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Thailand should not worry about the Zika virus, its public health ministry Piyasakol Sakolsathayathorn said today. Knifeman Attacks Brussels Police 07 de septiembre de 2016, 12:52Brussels,Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) A man wielding a knife attacked two Belgian police officers in the capital Brussels today but their body armour protected them and they were unhurt, local media said. UK Immigration Minister Confirms Work To Start Calais Wall 07 de septiembre de 2016, 11:57London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina)UK Minister of State for Inmmigration Robert Goodwill told MPs on Tuesday that the four-metre high wall was part of a package of joint Anglo-French security measures to tighten precautions at the port. Russian Spaceshift with Three Cosmonauts Makes successful landing Moscow, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Soyuz-TMA20M landed smoothly in Kazakhstan today with three cosmonauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on board, reported Flight Management Center. Cuba Promotes Inclusive Space in Society without Discrimination Paris, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The National Center for Sexual Education (CENESEX) promotes in Cuba an inclusive society where there is no room for discrimination, and less based on prejudice, said in France the director of the institution, Mariela Castro. Cuba Summons International Convention on Innovative University 07 de septiembre de 2016, 02:33Varadero, Cuba, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Directives and professionals of business science will debate here on problems and solutions in the business world, at the Scientific Ijnternational Convention Integrated and Innovative (CIUM), according to a summons published here. Uruguay to Present Registry for Marijuana Consumers 06 de septiembre de 2016, 17:43Montevideo, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Diego Olivera, secretary general of the Uruguayan National Drug Consuming Office Board, assured Tuesday that the new registry for marijuana consumers, will be launched in September for its legal sale in pharmacies. Sand-Laying begins in Cuban Northern Key Guillermo 06 de septiembre de 2016, 16:40Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The laying of san don beach El Paso of Guillermo Key, began this weei as part of the rehabilitation work being done in the coast belts of beach resort Jardines del Rey, north of this city. Cuba Creates New Medication against Skin Cancer Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of the Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) created a new medicine called Heberferon, directed principally to reduce or to eliminate the non-melanoma skin tumors. Rises to 264 Patients with the Zika Virus in Spain 06 de septiembre de 2016, 10:18Madrid, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The number of cases diagnosed in Spain with Zika virus rose to 264, including 39 pregnant women, informed the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. Cuba, ACS Talk on Regional Confrontation to Climate Change 06 de septiembre de 2016, 09:42Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) talked here about the implementation of the Regional Program for the confrontation to Climate Change in the 2016-2018 period, an issue of vital importance today for the development of the area. Vietnam Intensifies Struggle against Zika and Dengue Viruses 05 de septiembre de 2016, 14:39Hanoi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese Health Ministry urged the local governments today to intensify the struggle against the Zika and dengue viruses, faced with their fast spread in neighboring countries as Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. Medical University of Santiago de Cuba Starts 55th Course 05 de septiembre de 2016, 14:36Santiago de Cuba, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) With an increase of the registration in Medicine and the celebration of 55 years of the beginning of the teaching of their specialties out of the Cuban capital, the Medical University began today its classes. Philippines Confirms First Zika Virus Case in 2016 05 de septiembre de 2016, 11:59 Manila, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Philippine Health Ministry announced today the country''s first case of the Zika virus this year, adding it is ''highly likely'' it has been locally transmitted. Displaced Increase Due to Italy Quake 05 de septiembre de 2016, 11:57Rome, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The number of people displaced from home after the quake that devastated Italy''s central region today reached 4,695, with a preliminary result of 295 dead, according to official sources. G20 Summit Concludes in China with Hangzhou Consensus 05 de septiembre de 2016, 11:22Beijing, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The 11th Summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) concluded today in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou with the approval of agreements aimed at long-term global economic growth through comprehensive, open, innovative and inclusive measures. Quito Quake Six Wounded People, Minor Damage 05 de septiembre de 2016, 10:40 Quito, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from the Ecuadorian capital have reported that six people were wounded as a result of the recent 4.6-degree quake that rocked several areas in Quito. Nutrient Pollution Affects Sound in the Oceans 05 de septiembre de 2016, 09:45Canberra, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Nutrient pollution in the oceans alters the natural sound in these ecosystems, and therefore alters the navigation signals of fish and other marine species, according to an Australian study released on Monday. Philippines: 5,000 Displaced by Fighting in the South Manila, Sep 3 (prensa Latina) The Philippines government today asserted that nearly 5,000 people have abandoned their homes in the southern province of Sululu, because of the advance of terrorist groups such as Abu Sayyaf. Turkey Releases Nearly 34,000 After Prisons Reforms 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:45Ankara, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Turkey released nearly 34,000 prisoners as part of the prison reforms announced by the government, reported the Justice Minister, Bekir Bozdag. Bolivian Agents Seized Haul of Cocaine Worth One Million Dollars 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:44La Paz, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian specialized agents seized a load of cocaine valued at USD one million, the director general of the Special Force against Drug Trafficking, Santiago Delgadillo, informed today. Panama Rescues 100 Human Traffic Victims 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:31 Panama, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The number of persons rescued in Panama from the hands of human trafficking bands, as a result of 40 operations, reaches 120, as reported by the Security Minister, Alexis Bethancourt. Mandatory Drug Tests Introduce for College Admissions in Manila 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:28Manila,Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The country''s education official has now said that incoming college freshmen would have to face mandatory tests for illegal drug use starting next year, as the country deals with criticism from various quarters. Mexico Highlights Cuba's Contribution to Latin American Culture 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:05Acapulco, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican poet Julio Moguel said that Cuba is the nation''s greatest contributions to Latin American culture in 1959 after the triumph of the Revolution led by Fidel Castro. More Than 1,000 People Still Cut Off in Japan By Typhoon Lionrock 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:01Tokyo,Sep 2 (Prensa Latina)As of Friday morning, more than 1,000 people were still cut off in isolated communities in Iwate prefecture, which includes Iwaizumi, the prefectural government said. With strong winds and rains the storm hit that Japanese region cause the overflow of 17 rivers in Hokkaido, Iwate and Aomori,said Kyodo news agency. South Africa: A New Stage in the Fight Against AIDS 02 de septiembre de 2016, 11:57 Pretoria, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) All South Africans diagnosed with HIV, regardless the their CD4 cell count, will receive antiretroviral medicine. Argentina and US Move Towards Nuclear Cooperation 02 de septiembre de 2016, 11:50Buenos Aires, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine government announced today that the country is starting nuclear cooperation programs with the United States after sponsoring the 13th Joint Standing Committee Meeting on cooperation in this field. Energy Meeting Ends in Cuba 02 de septiembre de 2016, 09:54 Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of experts and investors on energy concludes today at a Havana hotel, with the expectation of developing the energy sector on the island. Indonesia Issues Alert Due to Increase of Zika Virus in Asia 02 de septiembre de 2016, 00:02 Jakarta, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health of Indonesia released a statement today, in which urged to take extreme caution regarding a possible infection with Zika virus, after confirming the presence of the virus in Singapore and Malaysia. Spain Confirms First 2 Cases of Hemorrhagic Fever 01 de septiembre de 2016, 16:40Madrid, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) With the death of a person, Spain confirmed today the first two cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever detected in this country and in Western Europe. Florida Gets Ready to Face Strong Rains and More 01 de septiembre de 2016, 16:36Washington, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The US south-eastern state of Florida is now taking measures, to face strong rains, winds, floods, landslides and heavy sea waves, with the arrival of a tropical storm, called Hermine. Determining Factor of Child Autism Presented in Event Hosted By Cuba 01 de septiembre de 2016, 15:29Havana, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The age at which parents have children and their neurophysiological development shape up the diagnosis of the autistic spectrum, Japanese expert Kenji Tsuchiya explained here today during the 18th Conference on Psychophysiology. Venezuelan President Hails 55th Anniversary of NAM 01 de septiembre de 2016, 13:20 Caracas, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hailed today the 55th anniversary of the creation of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) when Venezuela prepares itself to assume the presidency of the group this month. Cristina Fernandez Strongly Criticizes Argentinean Government 01 de septiembre de 2016, 12:39Buenos Aires, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez criticized that the government of the Cambiemos alliance says today what it did not dare to explain during the election campaign. Cuba Defends Multilateralism in International Relations 01 de septiembre de 2016, 12:36 Geneva, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s permanent representative to the United Nations office in Geneva, Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo, has defended the need to preserve multilateralism with regards to international relations, diplomatic sources reported today. NHS Junior Doctors To Stage Five Days of Strikes in England 01 de septiembre de 2016, 12:35London,Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The British Medical Association has announced a new wave of strikes by junior doctors in England over their contract, beginning with an unprecedented five-day walkout this month,the longer in 70 years. 50th Anniv. of International Literacy Day to be Use to Award Prizes 01 de septiembre de 2016, 12:14París,Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) On the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, 8 September, the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova will award this year''s UNESCO International Literacy Prizes to five innovative programmes from India, Senegal, South Africa, Thailand and Viet Nam. Cognitive Neuroscience at World Psychophysiology Congress 01 de septiembre de 2016, 10:32Havana, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Electrophysiology and cognitive neuroscience are some of the issues that will be discussed at the 18th International Congress of Psychophysiology, whose scientific program begins today with more than 350 experts from Latin America, Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada. Italy: Earthquake Deathtoll Rises and Tremors Continue 01 de septiembre de 2016, 10:23 Rome, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The death toll because of the earthquake that devastated the central region of this country rose to 293, according to the latest data provided by the Department of Civil Protection (DPC, in Spanish). Violence against Children Increases in Costa Rica 01 de septiembre de 2016, 00:10 San Jose, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) In 2015, the Costa Rican emergency line registered one call every 15 minutes with regards to violence against children, according to official data, reported by Teletica Noticias. All Hotspots in Riau Successfully Extinguished: Indonesian Agency 31 de agosto de 2016, 13:29Jakarta,Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) All hotspots in the fire-prone province of Riau had successfully been extinguished by firefighters, restoring air quality to a ''good level'', said Indonesia''s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) today. Swiss Refugee Centre Burns Down 31 de agosto de 2016, 12:50Barn, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) A refugee centre in western Switzerland burnt down early today, but nobody was injured and the cause of the fire was still unclear, police and local media said. British Teens Arrested Over Death of a Migrant London, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Six British teenagers were arrested in Essex, east of the capital, on suspension of beating a Polish migrant to death, The Guardian reported today. Merkel Admits Mistakes in German Policy for Refugees Berlin, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted mistakes in Germany''s policy for refugees in the past and defended its stance of open doors to immigrants, in an interview published today by the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. Tablet and Phone Games Could Help Diagnose Autism, Study Suggests Edimburgo,Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, according to a study. First US-Cuba Scheduled Flight in Decades Lands in Cuba Santa Clara, Cuba, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The first regularly scheduled flight between Cuba and the United States in over 50 years took off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and landed today in Santa Clara in central Cuba. Ecuador Praises Achievements of Women in Cuba 31 de agosto de 2016, 12:04Quito, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The National Academy of History of Ecuador host a panel discussion on the achievements of Cuban women and the meaning of their example for the Latin America women and the worldwide. Syria, Cuba Ratified Potentialities to Increase Relations 31 de agosto de 2016, 10:56Damascus, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Syria ratified the existing potentialities for expanding relations, as ambassador Rogerio Santana and Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Adib Mayyaleh, respectively, discussed here today. Ban Ki-moon Opens 21st Century Panglong Conference in Myanmar Naypyido, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon opened today the 21st Century Panglong Conference in Myanmar, which seeks a peaceful solution to the ethnic conflict in that country. Earthquake Aftershocks Continue in Italy 31 de agosto de 2016, 09:13 Rome, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The aftershocks of the earthquake that a week ago devastated central Italy today are more than 2,700, informed the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (NIGV). UNEP: Water Pollution Will Affect Millions of People 31 de agosto de 2016, 00:20Panama, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 323 million people in Africa, Asia and Latin America are at risk of contracting diseases, such as cholera and typhoid fever, due to water pollution, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released today. Government of Guyana Thanks Cuba for Humanitarian Aid 30 de agosto de 2016, 17:33Georgetown, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Guyana thanked today Cuba for its humanitarian aid in the health field, highlighting the scholarships to study Medicine granted by Cuba. Many Dead in Shabaab Suicide Car Bomb at Somalia SYL Hotel 30 de agosto de 2016, 13:19 Mogadiscio,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) At least 21 people were killed and 30 injured when jihadists exploded a suicide car bomb outside SYL hotel close to the presidential palace in Somalia''s capital Mogadishu today. Cuba Advocates for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:43Geneva, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba advocated today at the United Nations in this country for the total elimination and prohibition of nuclear weapons, for the survival of mankind, and ratified its support to every effort for peace. Tribute to Italy Quake Victims Continues 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:25Rome, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) With a day of national mourning and a state funeral, Italy pays tribute today to the victims of the earthquake that devastated extensive areas of the central region that killed at least 292 people. Indonesia Declares Emergency Due to Forest Fires 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:24Jakarta,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina)Indonesian Minister of Forestry and Environment Siti Nurbaya has announced today that the country has been placed under emergency state due to forecasts on blazes and impacts of smoke from forest and land fires. Child Labor in Myanmar Affects More Than One Million Children 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:12Naypyidaw, Aug 30 (prensa Latina) A total of one million 278, 909 children, more than 10 percent of the child population, are members of the work force in Myanmar, the Myanmar Times newspaper reported today in its digital edition. Kremlin Without Confirmation of Uzbek President's Death 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:11 Moscow, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Kremlin denied today to have a confirmation of the death of Uzbek President, Islam Karimov, amid speculation in that sense from the press. Philippines Suspends Issuance of Hajj Passports 30 de agosto de 2016, 12:02 Manila, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines today said it has suspended the issuance of hajj passports for Muslim pilgrims after 200 Indonesians had been detained for carrying fake Philippine passports says Perfecto Yasay spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs. More Than 800 Children Alone Among Migrants in Calais, France 30 de agosto de 2016, 11:44Paris, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A total of 861 minors with unaccompanied migrant status remain in Calais in worrying circumstances, the association France, Land of Asylum warned today Typhoon 'Lionrock' About To Hit Northern Honshu, Japan 30 de agosto de 2016, 11:43 Tokyo,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Typhoon ''Lionrock,'' born August 19, is now approaching Japan and is expected to make landfall in northern Honshu today. Its the thir that hits Japan in lest than a week. Syria: Solar Energy System Installed in Deir Ezzor 30 de agosto de 2016, 10:21Damascus, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Arab Red Crescent, in cooperation with the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) have completed the installation of a solar energy system in a neighborhood of the northern city of Deir Ezzor. World Population will Rise to Nine Billion in 2050 30 de agosto de 2016, 01:25 Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina ) A new review of the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) , estimates that world population would reach nine billion by 2050, an increase of 33 percent over the 7.4 billion at present, it was known here. Ninth Tropical Depression Affects Western Cuba with Rains 29 de agosto de 2016, 15:36Havana, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The ninth tropical depression of the current hurricane season, near the northern coast of western Cuba, will maintain strong rains over this area and center region of the country, the Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) reports today. Uzbek President Suffers a Brain Hemorrhage, His Daughter Says Tashkent, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Uzbek President, Islam Karimov, suffered a brain hemorrhage and is now receiving hospital care, his daughter, Lola Karimova, said in a note posted on Facebook. First Shipment of Cuban Vaccines Arrives in Syria Damascus, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) As part of a comprehensive agreement underway, a first two- ton shipment of Cuban pentavalent vaccines for the Syrian people, subjected to a strict trade blockade, arrived at the Damascus airport today. Italian Authorities Initiate Earthquake Damage Assessment 29 de agosto de 2016, 10:45 Rome, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Without abandoning relief efforts in areas devastated by the earthquake five days ago, the Italian government has begun assessing the damage caused by the earthquake. President Obama Demands Congress Priiority in Debate on Zika Virus 27 de agosto de 2016, 11:23 Washington, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) US President Brarack Obama asked today that the debate of financing a campaign to fight against the Zika Virus, must be a priority of the US Congress when the current break finishes. 476 Syrian Towns Have Signed Reconciliation Agreements 27 de agosto de 2016, 10:58 Damascus, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of Syrian towns that have signed reconciliation agreements since February 27 has reached 476, according to the authorities and the Russian Centre for reconciliation at the Russian Khmeimim airbase. Italy Begins Burying Earthquake Dead 27 de agosto de 2016, 10:55 Rome, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) With pain, Italy said googbye today a part of its children died in the earthquake last Wednesday which deprived the life of 290 persons, many of them children. More Than 200.000 Displaced Due to Violence in Honduras 27 de agosto de 2016, 10:51 Tegucigalpa, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Over 200.000 Hondurans were forced to flee in this Central American country last year due to violence, humanitarian agencies reported today. Partners Launch Framework For Universal Health Coverage in Africa 27 de agosto de 2016, 09:49Nairobi,Aug 27 (Prensa Latina)The World Bank and Global Fund have made a commitment to invest $24 billion in Africa over the next three to five years to cover universal health according to a press release. The commitment was made today during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI), in Nairobi, Kenya. Warehouse Fire Kills 17 People in Moscow 27 de agosto de 2016, 09:19Moscow, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) A fire in a warehouse in the northeastern region of Moscow left today at least 17 dead people. Firefighters had to fight the fire in an area of 200 square meters. Children With Food Allergies Predisposed to Asthma, Rhinitis 27 de agosto de 2016, 09:14 Washington, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Children with a history of food allergy have a high risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood as well. Doctors Extract 22 Metal, Glass Objects From Pakistani Patient 27 de agosto de 2016, 09:03Islamabad, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina)A woman was found to have ingested metal and glass pieces including large nails and sharps pieces of glass. Even Mild Brain Injury During Childhood May Up Psychiatric Illness 27 de agosto de 2016, 08:49Washington,Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Even minor head injuries your child suffers while playing soccer or rugby could have devastating effects on brain years later, warns a new study. Kurdish Autonomists Claim Responsibility for Turkish Attack 27 de agosto de 2016, 00:08Ankara, Auf 27 (Prensa Latina) The banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) today claimed responsibility for a recent car bomb attack against a security post in the southeastern Turkish city of Cizre, in which 11 policemen were killed. Cuba to Host World Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology 27 de agosto de 2016, 00:06 Varadero, Cuba, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will host the 27th World Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology and the First World Congress on External Fixation from September 26 to October 1. Philippines Urges Drug Addicts to Kill Dealers 27 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Manila, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines'' police chief has called on drug users to kill drug traffickers, a new escalation in the drug war that has claimed the lives of 2,000 people. US Government to Check for Zika in All Blood Donations 26 de agosto de 2016, 13:21 Washington, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised testing for Zika virus in all donated blood and blood components in the United States, due to the increase in reported cases of the disease. Colombia, Chile and Ecuador Reign in the Latin America Green Awards 26 de agosto de 2016, 11:36 Quito, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of socio-environmental projects in Colombia, Chile and Ecuador today celebrate the awards won in most of the 10 categories in the Latin America Green Awards, held in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil. Qatar Condemns New Terrorist Attack in Turkish Province of Sirnak 26 de agosto de 2016, 11:21Doha, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Qatar today condemned the bomb attacks that killed several people and injured others near a police control post of the Turkish province of Sirnak, nearly a week after repudiating a suicide attack in Gaziantep. Japan: Demands Closure of the Sendai Nuclear Plant 26 de agosto de 2016, 11:08 Tokyo, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the prefecture of Kagoshima, Satoshi Mitazono, has demanded the suspension of operations at the Sendai nuclear plant, one of two active in Japan, pending a review of its security system. Musical Piece Closes 'Rutas y Andares' Project 2016 in Cuba 26 de agosto de 2016, 10:50 Havana, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) With the full version of the musical piece based on the novel ''Les Miserables,'' by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, the 16th edition of the ''Rutas y Andares'' summer cultural project concludes today. Thousands of Illegal Migrants Were Helped on Their Way Through Panama 26 de agosto de 2016, 10:47 Panama, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) A Security Ministry report revealed that 9,000 illegal migrants have received humanitarian care in Panama in recent months, out of which 2,400 remain in the country today. Chinese Rescuers Arrive in Italy to Assist Affected by Earthquake 26 de agosto de 2016, 09:43 Beijing, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Chinese rescuers began on Friday the rescue operations in areas affected by the earthquake in Italy, which left about 250 dead, 365 wounded and more than two thousand displaced, as announced by official sources announced. The Earth Continues to Tremble in Italy 26 de agosto de 2016, 09:30 Rome, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The earth continues to tremble today in Italy three days after the devastating earthquake that shook the central region of the country with a provisional balance of 250 people dead, 365 injured and more than 2,000 displaced. Philippine Minister Praises Cuban Health System 26 de agosto de 2016, 09:25 Havana, Aug 26 (Prensa-Latina) The Secretary of Health of the Philippines, Dr. Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, concludes today a visit to Cuba, after several exchanges and visits to health centers, during which she showed interest and praised the local system in this field. Tropical Storm Gaston Turns into Hurricane 25 de agosto de 2016, 17:23Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The tropical storm Gaston turned today into the third hurricane of the season, said today the Institute of Meteorology of Cuba (Insmet) in its weather forecast on the fifth tropical storm. Filipino Public Health MInister Highlights Cuba Medical Collaboration 25 de agosto de 2016, 15:45Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Public Health Minister of the Philippines, Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial, considered here the Cuban medical collaboration in the context of a visit that she makes to the island accompanied by an official delegation. Human Induced Climate Change Began 2 Centuries Ago: Study 25 de agosto de 2016, 12:27London,Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Humans have been causing change for almost two centuries, a Australian-led study has found, proving that human induced climate change is not simply a recent phenomenon. El Salvador Hosts Central American Afro-descendants Meeting 25 de agosto de 2016, 11:36 San Salvador, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Culture of the Presidency, the Central American Black Organization (CABO) and African Descendants of El Salvador (Afroes) have inaugurated today the XII Regional Meeting of Young Afro-central Americans. Cuba and Germany Explore Areas of Environmental Cooperation 25 de agosto de 2016, 09:50 By Luis Antonio Gómez Pérez China and the US Agree on Cooperating More to Address Climate Change 25 de agosto de 2016, 09:36Beijing, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) China and the United States have agreed to cooperate more closely on climate change in order to meet the requirements of the Paris Agreement, as reported on Thursday by the Chinese Government. USA sets New Record of Stay in Space 24 de agosto de 2016, 17:55Washington, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) US astronaut Jeff Williams set a new record today of stay in space, exceeding the 250 days by his mate Scott Kelly, retired after 20 years and 40 missions. Mexico: Program Manages to Ease Carbon Dioxide Emission 24 de agosto de 2016, 16:48Mexico, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Program Clean Transport has managed to mitigate five tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere throughout six years, said today ministry for Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico. Saudi Arabia and Cuba Discuss Bilateral Cooperation in Health Sector 24 de agosto de 2016, 15:04Riyadh, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Saudi Arabia acknowledged today the high professional level Cuban health professionals and thanked them for the work they perform in the kingdom. UNHCR Says 18,000 Refugees leaves Dadaab Camp for Somalia in 2016 24 de agosto de 2016, 13:14 Nairobi, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina)At least 24,000 refugees from the expansive Dadaab camp in northeastern Kenya have so far been assisted to voluntarily return to Somalia since a tripartite agreement was signed in 2014, a senior UN official has said. Italy Quake Death Toll Rises to 63 24 de agosto de 2016, 11:18Rome, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the earthquake that struck central Italy today has risen to 63, local media reported. Emergency Contraceptive wins Battle in Peru 24 de agosto de 2016, 10:14Lima, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian government is preparing today to resume, after seven years break, the distribution of the so-called morning-after pill after winning almost without a fight, a battle with a court ruling. New Wind Energy Farm in Trial in Bolivia 24 de agosto de 2016, 09:45La Paz, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) With a provision of 24 megawatts per hour (mw/h), the Qollpana wind energy farm in Cochabamba department today synchronizes its eight wind turbines to the national grid of Bolivia. China Shows Spacecraft for 2020 Mission to Mars 24 de agosto de 2016, 08:55 Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) China today showed footages of a spacecraft which this nation''s scientists plan to send to Mars by 2020. Cuba Hosts for First Time World Congress of Psychophysiology 24 de agosto de 2016, 00:07 Havana, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 350 specialists from Europe, the United States and Canada will participate in the 18th International Congress of Psychophysiology, taking place for the first time in Latin America, the organizing committee said. Venus and Jupiter to Make Closest Approach 23 de agosto de 2016, 16:37Washington, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Venus and Jupiter, the brightest planets in the evening sky, will make on August 27 their maximum approach, which will only be seen again in the year 2065, it was reported today. Bulgaria Accuses Four Men of Human Trafficking 23 de agosto de 2016, 13:17Sofia, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Bulgarian Prosecutors accused four Afghans of human trafficking. The four men were trying to smuggle into the country 29 Syrians, authorities reported today. Spain Validates Global Leadership in Organ Transplants 23 de agosto de 2016, 12:26Madrid, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) With 1,851 donors and 4,769 transplanted organs in 2015, Spain, for the twenty-fourth consecutive year, was the world leader in this important field of medicine. One Dead, Thousands Evacuated Due to Typhoon in Japan 23 de agosto de 2016, 12:21 Tokyo, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) One person has died and thousands were evacuated in northern Japan and the capital due to Typhoon Mindulle, authorities confirmed today. Nearly 3,000 Migrants Die in the Mediterranean in Six Months 23 de agosto de 2016, 12:02 Geneva, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) In the first half of 2016, 2,901 migrants died or disappeared in the Mediterranean Sea, while trying to reach European shores, an official report indicates today. UN Provides Assistance in Syrian Provinces 23 de agosto de 2016, 11:34Damascus, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has delivered school supplies and provided assistance to the Syrian provinces of Latakia and Sweida, the authorities announced today. Titicaca Lake to Be Restocked with Native Species 23 de agosto de 2016, 10:15 La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The executive president of the Authority of Titicaca Lake, Alfredo Mamani, confirmed the upcoming opening of laboratories, which will be responsible for restocking the water shared by Bolivia and neighbouring Peru with native species. Mars Living Simulation Drill in Hawaii Next to the End 23 de agosto de 2016, 00:10 Washington, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The US National Arenautics and Space Adminiostration reported the living simulation drill to practice life in Mars, being carried out in a volcano in Hawaii, which led six scientists to live inside the Hawaiian volcano Manu Loa for a year, will finish in six days. Iranian Foreign Minister to Visit Bolivia 23 de agosto de 2016, 00:04 La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Yavad Zarif will pay a visit this week to Bolivia, as part of a tour of Latin America, which aims to start a new stage of the relations with the region. China Activates Emergency Response for Severe Drought 22 de agosto de 2016, 16:09Beijing, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, north of China, is facing today the worst drought registered in that region so the government activated an emergency response. Two Killed and 10 Injured in Damascus Terror Attacks 22 de agosto de 2016, 13:48Damascus, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Two people were killed and 10 others were wounded by Mortar shells attacks against Harasta and Barzeh towns in the suburbs of the Syrian capital; police forces reported today. ETECSA and AT & T Agree Direct Interconnection Between Cuba and US 22 de agosto de 2016, 13:17Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban S.A. Telecommunication company known as Etecsa announced today the signing of Direct Interconnection Agreement with the US AT & T company for the exchange of international voice traffic between the two countries. About 500,000 Children Suffer From Obesity in Mexico City 22 de agosto de 2016, 12:38Mexico City, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) About 500,000 children suffer from obesity in Mexico City, a figure which represents 35 percent of school-age children, according to Local Health Ministry. More Than 14,000 People Assisted at Cuban-Bolivian Health Fair Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 14,000 people have received medical care by Cuban and Bolivian doctors during the first two days of an International Health Fair that will conclude today in the central department of Cochabamba. German Secretary of State for Environment Visits Cuba Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) German State Secretary for the Environment, Jochen Flasbarth, begins today a visit to Cuba, where he will meet with several officials and tour heritage sites, the embassy of that European nation reported here. Health Fair Dedicated to Fidel Castro Continues in Bolivia 21 de agosto de 2016, 12:25Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The International Health Fair, dedicated to the 90th birthday of Fidel Castro, continues on Sunday in the central department of Cochabamba, with participation of more than 150 Cuban and Bolivian doctors. President Maduro Aims to Provide Medical Program to All Venezuela Caracas, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday that the Bolivarian government will strive to provide the ''Barrio Adentro'' grassroots healthcare program to all states of the country by the first quarter of 2017. United Nations Drafts Program to Fight Cholera in Haiti United Nations, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) is working now to develop a new package of measures to handle the beginning of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, said a spokesperson for the international organization. Chinese Delegation Learns About Venezuela's Reality 20 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Caracas, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese delegation is visiting Venezuela today to study the everyday situation in the country and note the progress in cooperation projects between the two countries. Puerto Rico Confirms First Death due to Guillain-Barre Syndrome 19 de agosto de 2016, 18:02San Juan, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The State Epidemiologist, Brenda Rivera Garcia, confirmed today the first death recorded in Puerto Rico due to the Guillain-Barre syndrome caused by the Zika virus. The deceased was a male between 35 and 45 years old. Honduras: 28 Babies with Microcephaly Reported 19 de agosto de 2016, 17:03Tegucigalpa, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Babies with microcephaly totaled 28 in Honduras, following four other cases diagnosed in the recent hours with this neurological disorder, said today health authorities. Magnitude 5.3 Quake Hits Off Northeastern Japan 19 de agosto de 2016, 12:51Tokyo, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) A magnitude 5.3 undersea earthquake struck Japan today off the coast of Ibaraki prefecture, just south of Fukushima, though there were no immediate reports of human or material damages. Cuba and China Strengthen Ties 19 de agosto de 2016, 12:34 Havana, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Teresita Gonzalez welcomed his Chinese counterpart Wang Chao, who is in Cuba to strengthen bilateral ties, Cuban Foreign Ministry (Minrex) have announced. Panama Book Fair PaysTtribute to Dr. Theo Seuss 19 de agosto de 2016, 11:47Panama, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) This year the children''s pavilion of the International Book Fair in Panama, which takes place today in this capital, is dedicated to the writer, poet and most influential cartoonist in the past 75 years, American Theodore Seuss. Alaskan Village Votes to Relocate Due to Climate Change 19 de agosto de 2016, 11:44Washington, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) A Native American village in an Alaskan island has voted in a referendum to relocate its entire population of some 600 people in the mainland due to the threat of rising seas, CBS news said today. Pro-Saudi Coalition Regrets Exit of Volunteer Doctors from Yemen 19 de agosto de 2016, 10:48Riyadh, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The coalition led by Saudi Arabia against the rebels in Yemen have expressed regret for the withdrawal of the staff of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) from six hospitals in the country, and said it hoped for urgent discussions to resolve the issue. 2,000 Seahorses Found by French Customs Confiscated 19 de agosto de 2016, 09:56 Paris, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) French Customs have confiscated 2,000 seahorses in recent weeks. The seahorses, a protected species, were hidden in postal packages. Inter-Oceanic Canal in Nicaragua Will Be a Reality 19 de agosto de 2016, 09:33 Managua, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The project Nicaragua is undertaking to build an interoceanic canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans will be a reality, said the spokesman of the commission in charge of the work, Telemaco Talavera. Attempts to Control Fierce Fire in Nicaragua Persist 19 de agosto de 2016, 09:21Managua, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan authorities today continue working to control a fierce fire in two fuel tanks of the Puma Energy Co., with capacity for 144,000 barrels each. A Second Fuel Depot Explodes in Nicaragua 18 de agosto de 2016, 12:29Managua, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A second oil depot of the refinery owned by Puma Energy exploded today in Nicaragua, as authorities try to control a raging fire after the explosion of the first oil depot. Nicaragua Hosts Regional Congress on Occupational Health and Safety 18 de agosto de 2016, 11:52 Managua, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today will host the first international Congress on Occupational Health and Safety, with the participation of experts from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic, in addition to the host country. Indian Opposition Leader Admitted to Hospital for Medical Check-up 18 de agosto de 2016, 08:04 New Delhi, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Indian National Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted to a hospital in the capital to undergo a medical check-up following her recent shoulder surgery, today reported sources from the party. Mexico Confirmed 1.619 Cases of Zika Virus 18 de agosto de 2016, 00:05 Mexico, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexico confirmed that until today, 1.619 cases of Zika virus have been recorded in the country, of which 88 percent are located in the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Veracruz. 1,147 Centenarians Live in Mexico City Mexico, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) According to statistics released today, 1,147 people 100 years old or more live in Mexico City. Large Cultural Program for Summer Season in Western Cuba Matanzas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) An extensive cultural program, under the slogan ''Sumando Alegrias'', is taking place this summer in the western Cuban province of Matanzas. Harsh Police Repression in Mali Against Demostrators 17 de agosto de 2016, 11:15Bamako, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of young people manifesting in Mali were repressed by the Mali police using tear gas and rubber bullets. Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación Carries out Kidnappings in Mexico Mexico, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Secretariats of National Defense, Navy and Federal Police of Mexico confirmed today that the multiple kidnapping that took place in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco state, was the work of the cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación. French Police Evacuates Three Irregular Migrant Camps Paris, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The French police has evacuated today three irregular migrant camps located in the northeast area of this capital, a movement involving between 800 and 900 undocumented people. China to Use Quantum Communication Technology with Satellite 17 de agosto de 2016, 10:45Beijing Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government advocates today the development of quantum communication technology and urges universities, institutions and companies to coordinate their efforts in this regard. Democratic Congressman Demands Release of Oscar Lopez in US 16 de agosto de 2016, 13:37San Juan, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez raised here the need to intensify at the international level the claim for the release of Puerto Rican revolutionary fighter, Oscar López Rivera. New Antarctic Ice Discovery Aids Future Climate Predictions 16 de agosto de 2016, 12:58Washington,Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A team of British climate scientists comparing today''s environment with the warm period before the last ice age has discovered a 65 percent reduction of Antarctic sea ice around 128,000 years ago, according to Nature Communication. The finding is an important contribution towards the challenge of making robust predictions about the Earth''s future climate. Vietnam Hosted Asian Conference on Trade 16 de agosto de 2016, 12:51Hanoi, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Around 125 domestic and foreign companies participated today in Asian Conference on Trade, which was held in Vietnam to address the technological cooperation issue. Tropical Storm 'Chanthu' Approaching Japan With Heavy Rain 16 de agosto de 2016, 12:47 Tokyo,Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Depression 09W formed on August 13 in the northwest Pacific Ocean and strengthened into a tropical storm named Chanthu by the end of today. Physicists Confirm Possible Discovery of Fifth Force of Nature 16 de agosto de 2016, 12:27Washington,Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Recent findings indicating the possible discovery of a previously unknown subatomic particle may be evidence of a fifth fundamental force of nature, according to a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters by theoretical physicists at the University of California, Irvine. China Launches Worlds First Quantum Communications Satellite 16 de agosto de 2016, 12:09Beijing, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese Long March 2D rocket has successfully lifted off carrying the Quantum Science Satellite, the world''s first spacecraft expected to achieve quantum communications between space and Earth. Fifteen Inmates Moved from Guantanamo to UAE 16 de agosto de 2016, 11:52Washington, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The prison population in the US military prison located at the Guantanamo Naval Base was reduced to 61 prisoners on Tuesday, after 15 inmates were transferred to the UAE. Milwaukee Decrees Curfew to Curb Violence 16 de agosto de 2016, 11:51 Washington, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The US city of Milwaukee today remains under a curfew as authorities seek to curb outbreaks of violence that have occurred since last Saturday after a policeman shot dead an African American. Bolivia: The South American Nation With More Public Investment 16 de agosto de 2016, 11:23La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s public investment today stands at 17 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) the largest percentage in the region, according to data provided by the Minister of Economy and Finance Luis Arce. Poverty Rises in Argentina, New Study Confirms 16 de agosto de 2016, 11:19 Buenos Aires, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Poverty rose again in Argentina during May and June, and has now reached 33.91 percent. Colombia Explores Seaflower Biosphere Reserve 16 de agosto de 2016, 10:40 Bogota, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Distinguished for its biodiversity, Colombia is studying the Seaflower biosphere reserve, one of its richest and most dazzling marine systems, local news reports today. Bolivian Delegation Visits Silala Springs 16 de agosto de 2016, 10:06La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A Bolivian delegation made up of representatives from parliament, towns, social organizations and institutions will today visit Silala Springs, as part of the national strategy to establish sovereignty over this natural resource. NASA Plans to Use Inflable Space Bases and Space Taxis 16 de agosto de 2016, 00:10 Washington, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) plans to use a certain kind of inflable space bases, moon e-mails and space taxis moving among the stars and planets, according to its most recent report. Earthquakes in Peruvian South Kill at Least Nine People 15 de agosto de 2016, 18:08Lima, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The number of dead people after a medium-intensity earthquake in the Peruvian southern region reached nine, but its lethal effects are more due to the precariousness of the houses in the affected area, different sources reported today. Children of Long-Lived Parents Tend to Live Longer 15 de agosto de 2016, 17:10London, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The children of parents who have lived a long life, are more likely to reach an average age of 60 to 70 in good condition, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Perceptible 3.4-Magnitude Earthquake in Ecuadorian Capital Reported 15 de agosto de 2016, 16:20Quito, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian Geophysics Institute reported today an earthquake of 3.4 degrees in the Richter scale in the province of Pichincha, where this capital is, without reporting damage of victims. Angola Begins New Vaccination Round Against Yellow Fever 15 de agosto de 2016, 10:35Luanda, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan Health Ministry today begins a new round of mass vaccinations against yellow fever, covering 22 municipalities, 12 provinces and 2.9 million people. Bolivia to Strengthen Airspace Control Against Drug Trafficking 15 de agosto de 2016, 09:48La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s government announced the upcoming acquisition of more than a dozen French radar systems to strengthen the control of their airspace, as part of the policy of combating drug trafficking. Mexico: 28 Clandestine Burial Sites Found in Veracruz 15 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Mexico, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Solecito Veracruzano Collective found 28 clandestine burial sites in an area at north of the port of the Mexican state of Veracruz, between August 5 and August 13, was published today. Nearly 50 Companies to Participate in Middle East Transport Expo 15 de agosto de 2016, 00:02Muscat, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 international, regional and national companies confirmed so far their participation in the Middle East Transport & Logistics Expo and Conference (ME-TRANSLOG 2016), which starts on September 5 in Oman. Five Dead, Tens of Thousands Flee Philippine Floods 14 de agosto de 2016, 12:07Manila, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Five people have been killed in the Philippines and tens of thousands have fled from floods caused by days of unrelenting rain, rescuers said today. Calm Prevails at the Venezuela-Colombia Border 14 de agosto de 2016, 11:36Caracas, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The border between Venezuela and Colombia reopens after remaining closed for nearly one year, while the authorities of both countries highlight that the process is carried out peacefully. NASA's First Ever Asteroid Sample Return Mission 14 de agosto de 2016, 11:34Washington, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) OSIRIS-REx space misssion is going to Bennu, a carbon-rich, near-Earth asteroid that records the earliest history of our solar system. Usain Bolt Says Athletics Needs Him to Win at Rio 2016 Olympics 14 de agosto de 2016, 10:45Rio de Janeiro,Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt stressed in an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien that the sport of athletics needs him to win in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Chinese Top Political Advisor Warns of Foreign Influence In Tibet 14 de agosto de 2016, 10:31Beijing Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng has called on religious figures in Tibet to resist the influence of foreign forces,and to ensure stability in the autonomous region. France: Alert Due to Increase of Expenses for University Students 14 de agosto de 2016, 10:20Paris, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The cost of living for French university students will increase in 1.23 percent, and that is why 50 percent of the students should work and study at the same time, while 12 percent will need loans, it was known here Sunday. China Issues Heat Wave Alert 14 de agosto de 2016, 10:13Beijing Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s meteorological authority today issued a yellow alert for high temperatures, urging people to reduce outdoor activity. Ecuadorian Physicians Graduated in Cuba Celebrate Fidel's Birthday 14 de agosto de 2016, 09:54Quito, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Eloy Alfaro Association of Ecuadorian physicians trained in Cuba celebrated in Quito the 90th birthday of the Cuban historical leader Fidel Castro. Syria: Nine Killed by Terrorist Attacks in Several Cities 14 de agosto de 2016, 09:31Damascus, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Nine dead and a score of injured men is the result left by terrorist attacks in areas of Alepo, Damascus and Latakia in the last hours, according to informations spread in the Syrian capital. Angola to Attend Conference on Oceans in Washington 12 de agosto de 2016, 00:07Luanda, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Angola will participate in the Third International Conference on the Oceans, scheduled to be run from September 18 to 23 in Washington, Environment Minister, Fatima Jardim, said today cited by media.