Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Mauritania: One million and Half Voters Called for Referendum Nouakchott, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The people of Mauritania will hold on Saturday a referendum to vote amendments to the Constitution suggested by the Government which include the elimination of the Senate. Drake, Beyonce Early Winners at 2017 Billboard Music Awards Los Ángeles, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Drake will walk into the 2017 Billboard Music Awards already a winner: He earned 10 early awards Sunday morning. Rouhani Wins Iran's Presidential Election with 57 Percent of Votes Tehran, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Moderate Hassan Rouhani will repeat as Iran''s head of state after being declared the winner of the presidential election with 57 percent of the votes, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli announced today. Construction Begins on New Residential Area in Syrian Capital Damascus, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis assessed the progress of a new housing project in the suburbs of Al Dimas, media reports said today in Damascus. Mexico Experiences the Most Acute General Crisis in Recent Years By Raúl García Alvarez Mexico, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is facing one of the sharpest economic, political and social crises of the last 10 years, José Humberto Montes de Oca, international secretary of the Mexican Electricians Union (SME), said today. Hassan Rouhani Reelected as Iran's President Tehran, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Candidate Hassan Rouhani emerges today as Iran''s president, allowing him to take a second consecutive term of four years, according to preliminary results of the scrutiny that continues today. Venezuela Denounces Terrorist Violence at UN Geneva, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, denounced the violent and terrorist actions promoted in his country by fascist sectors that seek to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution, diplomatic sources said today. Argentine Court Denies 2x1 Benefit to another Convict Buenos Aires, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo thanked the Federal Court of Justice for its decision to deny the benefit of the so-called 2x1 law to a convict of kidnapping, disappearance, and torture. Chinese Navy Hands Over Three Pirates to Somali Authorities Mogadiscio,May 6 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese navy ship handed over three suspected pirates to Somali authorities today, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to stamp out a resurgence of piracy this year. Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz Has Fallen to Taliban Control Kabul, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The control of Qala-e-Zal district in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan has reportedly fallen to Taliban earlier today. China Sets Up B20 Business Council Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) The B20 China Business Council was established today in Beijing to help Chinese enterprises participate in global economic governance. Cubans Grateful to Ecuador for Supporting House Construction Santiago de Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Residents of the neighborhood Abel Santamaria in this Cuban eastern city expressed their gratitude to Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa for the support given by his government to rebuild and construct homes that were destroyed when hurricane Sandy lashed Santiago de Cuba in October 2012. About 750 Oppressors Could Benefit from 2X1 Law in Argentina Buenos Aires, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The controversial ruling approved by the Argentine Supreme Court, which declares applicable a law to reduce the number of people detained with crimes against humanity, would benefit 750 oppressors approximately. Germany Monitors 600 Potential Extremists Berlin, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BKA) monitors 657 people in Germany, suspected of practicing religious extremism, the newspaper Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung reported. Chinese Market Opened to Cuban Habanos Cigars Beijing, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, highlighted the opportunities offered today by this nation for the Cuban tobacco market in its different ranges. Brazil to Launch Geostationary Satellite From French Guiana Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s first geostationary defense and communications satellite (SGDC-1) will be put into orbit today from the Kourou aerospace base in French Guiana, confirmed the Presidency of the Republic. Book on Fidel Castro Presented in Mexico Mexico, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The book Fidel: El hombre que se atrevió a vencer (Fidel: The Man Who Dared to Win), by the Mexican writer Pablo Moctezuma, was reportedly presented today at Azcapotzalco International Book Fair, the city''s delegation. Experts From Cuba and USA Discuss About Sclerosis Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) U.S. specialists are meeting today with their Cuban counter parts in the framework of the 2nd CIREN-USA Clinical-Scientific Exchange on Multiple Sclerosis, which the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) will host until tomorrow. Scientists Forecast Terrifying Earthquake in Chile Santiago de Chile, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Chilean and French scientists made a terrifying forecast about a future ''dangerous and destructive earthquake'' that would hit the capital city at any time in ten years. Government Inaction Behind Enforced Disappearances in Mexico Mexico, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The lack of clarification and condemnation of those who participated in enforced disappearances in Mexico is hidden behind the institutional inefficiency, the newspaper La Jornada highlights today. UN Celebrates International Day of Mother Earth United Nations, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations celebrates today the International Day of Mother Earth with a call to move towards sustainable development in harmony with nature. Taliban Attack on Afghan Military Base Leaves 150 Dead Kabul, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 150 people were killed and dozens wounded in an insurgent attack on an Afghan military base in the northern province of Balkh, the Defense Ministry informed today. Training of Chinese Forces on the Border with DPRK Is Normal Beijing, April 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese forces maintain their standard operating readiness and conduct normal training along the border with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the national Defense ministry said today. USA: the Role of Science in Society Must Be Respected Washington, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people will take to the streets of most states today to demand respect for science and policies that support their financing for the benefit of society. ALBA Petroleum Reaches Out to Salvadoran Fishing Cooperatives San Salvador, April 22 (Prensa Latina) Fuel sales are much more than a business for ALBA Petroleum, the Salvadoran market leader in social outreach. This present alliance with fishing cooperatives is currently marking a new landmark. Indian Airports under High Alert after Hijack Threat New Delhi, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Airports in major Indian cities, Mumbai, Hyderabab and Chennai are under high security alert after agencies were informed about a possible hijack attempt of an aircraft from these facilities. Bolivia Raises Minimum Wage La Paz, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian minimum wage has increased 310% since President Evo Morales took office in 2006, with an annually continuous increase in the interest of workers, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance website. Lebanon Raised Churches Security During Easter Sunday Beirut, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Churches and other places of Christian worship have been today the most watched over ghhgin Lebanon with a large deployment of military and security forces that, according to the government, will prevent attacks like the recent ones in Egypt. Death Toll in Bomb Attack on Syria Bus Convoy Rises to 112 Damascus, April 16 (Prensa Latina) At least 112 people died as a result of a suicide attack on a caravan transporting evacuated people from the besieged towns of al-Fuoaa and Kefraya to Aleppo, as reported by some media sources in Damascus. UN Condemns Attack against Refugee Caravan in Syria United Nations, April 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned today a terrorist attack in Syria against a convoy of buses evacuating 5,000 civilians and armed opponents who decided to leave their terrorist-besieged towns. The car-bomb left over 110 dead. Spanish President to Visit Brazil and Uruguay Madrid, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, will kick off an official visit to Brazil and Uruguay next week, his first tour of Latin America after being reelected in October 2016. FARC-EP Send Another Shipment with Aid to Mocoa Survivers Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) has sent two tonnes of food for people affected by the landslides in the Colombian municipality of Mocoa, which phenomenon killed at least 290,000 , Confirmed today news. Erdogan: Next Military Operation to Reach Iraq Ankara, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assured today in a TV interview that the new cross-border military campaign will be broader than the Eufhrates Shield operation and will reach Iraqi territory. Bolivia Demands Spanish Firm to Resume Work on Hydroelectric La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The State National Electricity Enterprise (ENDE) of Bolivia demanded today that Spanish firm Corsán-Corviam resumes work at the hydroelectric plant of Miguillas and put a deadline of April 16. Melenchon and Macron, Winners of Election Debate in France Paris, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Leftwing candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon and centrist Emmanuel Macron appear today as the great winners of the TV debate toward the elections in France, after having received the best opinions among citizens. U.S. Invasion of Panama Was Aimed at Controlling the Canal Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Revelations from a secret U.S. document confirm that the true objective of Washington''s military invasion of Panama in 1989 was to abolish the Canal Treaties, and that the capture of Manuel Noriega was just an excuse. Malaysia Rejects Trump's Statements on Trade Kuala Lumpur, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia has rejected today some statements made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, in which he attributes the U.S. deficit in that field to alleged unfair trade practices. Somali Pirates Kidnap Pakistani Ship Islamabad, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Somali pirates kidnapped a Pakistani-flagged merchant ship days after capturing another Indian vessel, today reported Geo TV. New Clash between Indian, Pakistani Troops in Kashmir New Delhi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Indian and Pakistani troops today exchanged fire at the LoC, the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region, the fourth such incident in less than 48 hours. Plenty Aftershocks After Quake in Costa Rica-Panama Border Panama, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 aftershocks have occurred until early today following the strong earthquake that shook the border region between Panama and Costa Rica yesterday, with no reports of human losses and only slight damages to houses. Russia Rejects Versions on Plans to Attack Lithuania Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today statements about an alleged intention to attack Lithuania and denounced them as a clear expression of Russo-phobia of that nation with coasts in the Baltic Sea. Russia Assessing Terrorism as Cause of St. Pete Metro Blast Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) After the blasts that kill 10 and injured a dozen this morning in a subway line in St. Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin said that all possible causes are being considered, including terrorism. Suitability of Staying in OAS Analyzed in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Political and academic circles are focusing today on analyzing the suitability of Venezuela staying as a member of the Organization of American States (OAS), due to that forum''s attacks on the Bolivarian Revolution. Iran Distrusts Pakistani Stance on Saudi Antiterrorist Alliance Islamabad, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Iran expressed reservations about the appointment of Raheel Sharif, former head of the Pakistani army, as the highest representative of a Saudi-sponsored Islamic alliance against terrorism, today revealed The News. Indian, Pakistani Troops Exchange Gunfire in Kashmir New Delhi, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani soldiers opened fire today against Indian positions on the Control Line (LoC), the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region. Pakistan Officially Joins Saudi Anti-Terror Alliance Islamabad, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) After more than a year of flirtation, Pakistan officially announced its inclusion in a Muslim-anti-terrorist alliance sponsored by Saudi Arabia, despite warnings from parliament and large sections of this Central Asian country. Colombia General Ã'scar Naranjo Assumes as Vicepresident Elect Bogota, March 30 (Prensa Latina) Retired General Ã''scar Naranjo assumes today the vice presidency of Colombia, during a protocol ceremony in the Palace of Nariño, headed by President Juan Manuel Santos. Havmun 2017 Academic Event Begins in Cuba Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Havana Model United Nations (Havmun) begins today at the Main Lecture hall of the Havana University with an extensive program of keynote speeches and working sessions of several agencies of that international body. Chile Looks at Africa for Trade and Investments Santiago de Chile, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile has taken action in recent months to strengthen its ties with Africa, with emphasis on trade and investment, a strategy highlighted today by the economic leadership of the Foreign Ministry. Russia Highlights Progress in Defense Relations with Japan Moscow, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu verified the positive running of military cooperation with Japan, despite well-known differences, in the framework of a meeting in the two plus two format, pointed out today the TV in this capital. Trump Describes as False News Alleged Ties with Russia Washington, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump has referred today to the alleged ties of his campaign team with Russia as a false news and everyone knows, he said. Ukraine Sanctions Foreign Politicians for Visiting Crimea Kiev, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Ukraine imposed sanctions today against a group of 20 European, Latin American, Ukrainian and post-Soviet politicians who visit Crimea these days to get to know their realities. After 40 Days on Strike, Stagnant Dialogue in Chilean Mining Santiago de Chile, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) After 40 days on strike and slight hope of an agreement between workers and patrons, the panorama of the Escondida mine in Chile, the biggest copper producer in the world, again fell in a standstill. Argentine Teachers Wage Strike Goes On Buenos Aires, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The teacher conflict in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires today shows signs of worsening, in an environment where teachers are ready tomorrow for a great federal march in the whole country. Italian Minister Says Migratory Crisis Threatens European Unity Rome, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said that the migration phenomenon is a threat to European unity, in an interview published today by Corriere della Sera newspaper. Education Workers in a New General Strike in Spain Madrid, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Trade Unions, students and parents in Spain began today a general strike to demand the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy reversion of budget cuts and abolition of the controversial education law. Controversy in the PRD Due to Support to López Obrador's Candidacy Mexico, March 9 (Prensa Latina) The Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) could support the presidential candidacy of Manuel López Obrador, of the National Regeneration Movement, but the decision is controversial in that group. Mexico Hosts Cuban Culture Festival San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Cuban culture festival, Cubafest SMA, is hosting as of today in the main garden of the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato state, with a large exhibition of handicrafts, books and audiovisual presentations. China Criticizes Human Rights Situation in United States Beijing, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) China released today a report on the human rights situation in the United States in response to reports from the United States. South Africa, Russia for Stronger Communication Links Pretoria, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and Russia has committed to forging stronger communication relations through identifying areas of meaningful cooperation while looking into new opportunities for collaboration, especially in the context of the BRICS community. Popular Movements Have an Uneven Battle Ahead By Miguel Fernández Martínez Caracas, March 9 (Prensa Latina) The rightwing has 80 percent of the world's television and radio audience, and the press is in the hands of six large multi-media conglomerates, it is a tremendously unequal battle for popular movements, said Argentine intellectual Atilio Borón. Bolivian President Enacts Law 906 in Defense of the Coca Leaf La Paz, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales said today during the enactment act of Law 906 in defense of the coca leaf that this natural resource represents the ancient culture of the country. Men Prefers Women at Work: ILO Geneva, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) A report published today by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on International Women''s Day indicates that 66 percent of men prefer women at work outside the home. Panamanian Justice Opens Files on US Invasion Panama, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) After nearly three decades of the United States'' invasion to Panama in 1989, the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) opened its files to the commission investigating the truth about the events. China Describes as Wrong THAAD Deployment in South Korea Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, stated today that the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea is obviously a ''wrong choice.'' Russian Presidential Elections Set for March 18, 2018 Moscow, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) President of State Duma (Russian lower chamber), Viacheslav Volodin, accepted to carry out the presidential elections on March 18, 2018, to make them coincide with the anniversary of the return of Crimea to the sovereignty of this country. Hunger Threatens 185,000 Children´s Life in Somalia Geneva, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations said that some 185,000 children might be killed in Somalia by hunger if they are not given urgent health aid to avoid serious malnutrition. Turkish Military Chief Meets with Russian, US Counterparts Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s chief of staff Hulusi Akar met with his Russian counterparts Valery Gerasimov and US President Joseph Dunford in the southern city of Antalya on Wednesday to discuss regional issues. Brazil Faces the Worse Economic Recession Since 1948 Brasilia, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is facing the worst recession since 1948 with a fall in 3.6 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during 2016, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said today. Venezuelans Honor Chávez's Legacy Caracas, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans continue to show their attachment to the legacy of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, with activities in his honor that will extend until March 15. South Africa, Russia Strengthening Media Cooperation Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government News Agency (SA News) and Russia''s Sputnik News Agency have signed an agreement that will see the two agencies cooperate in a number of areas, including news exchange. Mass Protests in Guatemala Against Jimmy Morales Government Guatemala, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Several thousands of people are joined here today a protest against the Government of Jimmy Morales. Growing Actions against Trump Immigration Order Washington, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The call for resistance, announcements of lawsuits and campaigns in social networks are initiatives that various sectors of the United States promote today to condemn the new immigration order of President Donald Trump. India Conducts Interceptor Missile Test for 2nd Time New Delhi, 1 March (PL) India today conducted its second successful test in less than a month of a nationally manufactured interceptor missile as part of the strategy to strengthen the country''s defense. Regional Summit in Pakistan Focused on Integration Islamabad, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Dignitaries participating in the 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which is taking place in this capital, agreed today on the need to promote regional integration. China invites Turkish President Erdogan to Beijing Summit Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited by his Chinese peer, Xi Jinping, to the summit of world leaders to carry out the project of the New Silk Route, informed state channel TRT. Cuban Towns Hit by Hurricane Matthew Rebuilt with Venezuelan Aid Maisi, Cuba, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Thanks to the support given by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, this community in the eastern region has now a colorful and renewed landscape. Bolivian Gov't to Define Partners for Bioceanic Train La Paz, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will define the partners for the project of the Central Bioceanic Railroad Corridor (CFBC) seeking to consolidate a large company with public-private members, said minister of Planning for Development Mariana Prado. Protests in Canada Due to Inauguration of Trump Tower Ottawa, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of activists from Canadian social organizations will participate in a protest against the opening of a building with the name of US President Donald Trump in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Cuba Starts International Workshop on Dermatology Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) A workshop dedicated to updating the treatment and diagnosis of dermatological diseases has begun here today with specialists from Cuba and Spain, among the most representative ones. Violence against Foreigners Despicable, Says South Africa Minister Pretoria, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) In condemning the recent spate of violence that erupted in Tshwane and in Johannesburg directed at foreign nationals, South Africa''s Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom branded such behavior as despicable. Colombian Vice-president Announces His Resignation Bogota, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Vice President Germán Vargas Llera today sent a public invitation calling to render account, in a step which local news reports interpret as his final departure from office to start the electoral campaign. Russia Accuses US of Trying to Impose an Economic Blockade Moscow, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia accused the US Congress of trying to impose a kind of economic blockade on it by pushing for a bill to prevent President Donald Trump from easing sanctions against the country. UNICEF Calls for Action to Protect Migrant Children UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) called today for concrete action to ensure the safety of migrant children after hundreds were killed in 2016 on the Mediterranean Sea route. UK To Slow Down Free Europeans Movement London, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The British government plans to call a halt to free movement of Europeans in the United Kingdom, when it activates the process for its exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, a parliamentarian stated. ALADI Proposal for Integration Accord Is Supported Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Committee of Representatives for the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) expressed its support to the proposal by the secretary-general of the organization, Carlos Alvarez, of working for a Latin American Comprehensive Economic-Trade Agreement. Angolan Delegation Pays Tribute to Cuban War Veterans Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan minister and head of the Presidential Civil House, Manuel da Cruz, and the delegation accompanying him during his official visit to Cuba paid tribute to Cuban war veterans and internationalists here today. Recognized UNICEF Support To Cuban Territories Affected by Hurricane Guantanamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities recognized the support of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) in the recovery of areas affected by Hurricane Matthew in the Cuban east, officials said. Pope Francis Supports Political Negotiation in Venezuela Caracas, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis ratified his commitment to the negotiation process between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition in order to consolidate peace and economic stability, and blessed the country, media outlets reported today. China Publication Invites to Broadcast Cuba Image Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Hu Baomin, president of ''China Today'', received today the Cuban ambassador to the country, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, whom he invited to use that space to broadcast the image of the Caribbean island. RT Television Network Denounces Alleged Democrat Plan to Oust Trump Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) RT (formerly called Russia Today), a state-run Russian television network, denounced today the existence of an alleged Democratic Party plan to remove US President Donald Trump, who appeared as a Republican candidate in the November election. Russia Condemns Ukrainian Blockade of Resolution to Honor Churkin Moscow, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned today Ukraine''s decision to block a UN Security Council resolution devoted to honor the country''s late ambassador to the international body, Vitali Churkin. Zika Virus Could Cause Abortions, Study Says Washington, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Zika virus could cause abortions in early-stage pregnancies or cause soft brain tissue in babies, according to a new study released today by Johns Hopkins Center in the United States. Governing PAIS Alliance Has Majority in Ecuador's Parliament Quito, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) With 75,4% of the votes counted in the election to renew Ecuador''s National Assembly, the governing PAIS Alliance (AP, in Spanish) of President Rafael Correa has a broad lead over the opposition to win an absolute majority. Aircraft that Violated Venezuelan Airspace Shot Down Caracas, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEOFANB) has confirmed the downing of an aircraft that was violating Venezuelan airspace, in southern Maracaibo Lake, Zulia state. At Least Nine Dead in another Extremist Attack in Pakistan Islamabad, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) At least nine people, six civilians and three extremists, were killed and 20 others were wounded today during an attack on a court in the western city of Chhatadda in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Final Destination of Indian Aircraft Carrier Still in Limbo New Delhi, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The final destination of the Indian INS Viraat aircraft carrier, the oldest in the world in service, continues today in limbo due to the dispute between the Defense Ministry and the Government of Andhra Pradesh state. General Elections Start Off in Ecuador Quito, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Elections are not won by speculation, elections are won with votes, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Juan Pablo Pozo stated, when inaugurating the general elections in Ecuador. Chinese Direct Investment Grew in the U.S., Europe in 2016 Beijing, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Combined Chinese direct investment in the United States and Europe increased more than double in 2016 compared to 2015, in moments when this nation advances in its transition to a new growth model, news media said here today. Trump Wall to Benefit Human Traffickers, La Jornada Newspaper Says Mexico, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The wall that President Donald Trump intends to raise on the Mexican border could benefit human traffickers (polleros, Mexican term) who will increase their rates and profits, newspaper La Jornada reported today. UN Seeks Economic Aid to Refugees in Turkey Ankara, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) United Nations has asked to donor countries 3,5 billion dollars to help improve the living conditions of refugees hosted by Turkey, according to information published today in the Hürriyet newspaper. Russia Assumes Exclusion of World Athletics Championship 2017 Moscow, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian Sports Minister Vitali Mutko showed his resignation today after the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to exclude Russia from the World Athletics Championship London 2017 in the coming August. Fears for Fires in Chile Continue Santiago, Chile, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The fears of a return to the drama caused by forest fires in Chile have kept the population in suspense, while authorities are redoubling efforts to control the situation. Earthquake Shakes Northern India with no Fatalities or Severe Damage New Delhi, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake measuring 5,8 on the Richter scale shook much of northern India, but without causing serious damage or fatalities, today reported the government. Pakistan, Afghanistan Attempt to Resolve Differences Islamabad, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani politicians and parliamentarians are planning to visit Afghanistan in an attempt to reduce tensions between the two neighbors, today revealed an official source in Islamabad. Evo Morales Pledges for Joint Work with Mauricio Macri on Migration La Paz, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) I have confidence in President Mauricio Macri to work together today for our peoples, announced Bolivian head of State, Evo Morales on Twitter, referring to the immigration law imposed by the neighboring nation. Best Egyptian Collection in Latin America Revealed in Cuba Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The details of the most important Egyptian collection in Latin America are compiled in a single volume, presented at the Universal Art Building of the Cuban National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA). USA President Insists on Pressures on Iran Washington, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The US president, Donald Trump considered today that ''Iran is playing with Fire'' amid bilateral contradictions after the test of a missile carried out by the Persian nation five days ago. Cuba, USA Surgeons Attend Laparoscopy and Robotics Workshop By Ana Laura Arbesu Clean-up Work Continues to Recover Oil Spill off Indian Coast New Delhi, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Indian authorities are working today to clean up an oil slick that extends over 32 kilometers off the coast of Tamil Nadu state after a spill six days ago. UN Warns of Water Shortage in Pakistan Islamabad, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s current water shortage could have a drastic impact on the country in the coming years, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) warned in a report released today. Controversy in Australia by Trump Rejection of Migration Deal Canberra, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Trunbull remarked today that the agreement to give asylum in the United States for 1,600 migrants that Australia maintains in overseas detention centers is still under way. Cuban Medical Brigade Celebrates 11 Years in Bolivia La Paz, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade celebrates 11 years of presence in Bolivia with the satisfaction of having served more than 65 million patients, affirmed the chief of assistance of the doctors, Alina Ochoa. Costa Rican Taxi Drivers Demand Statement on Uber San Jose, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of taxi drivers will carry out demostrations today to demand a ruling from the Constitutional Chamber regarding the legality of the Uber''s taxi company operation. Colombian Scientific Exploration Advances in Antarctica Bogotá, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) In their third expedition to Antarctica, Colombian scientists gather data on the effects of climate change, the behavior of marine mammals and the adaptation of humans to extreme environments, news informed today. Wife of Former President Lula da Silva Dies in Sao Paulo Rio de Janeiro, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The former first lady and wife of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Marisa Leticia Rocco, died today in Sao Paulo because of a stroke that occurred on January 24, the family announced. Bolivian Government Creates Productive Cabinet to Meet Agenda 2025 La Paz, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government decided, in an extended meeting of government authorities, that, starting today, a new productive cabinet will be part of the Executive Branch. Mexico Refutes Versions of Trump's Military Threats Mexico, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Foreign Ministry refuted today that President Donald Trump threatened to send troops to Mexico, according to the version released by an US news agency and reproduced here by national media. Syrian Army Takes Control of Large Area East of Aleppo Damascus, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias control more than 30 villages and several strategic heights in the eastern Aleppo countryside following fierce battles with members of the Islamic state, Daesh, for its acronym in Arabic, according to military sources. Production of World's Leading Coal Mining Company Increased New Delhi, Feb 2 (PL) Coal India, the world''s largest coal producer, today announced that it has mined 433,76 million tons of the mineral in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year (April-January). Indian Parties Prepare for Electoral Battle New Delhi, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Indian parties are preparing today to start an electoral marathon in five states, where the opposition aims to curb the advance of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. New President to Return to Gambia Banjul, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) An official of Gambia''s new government announced today that newly elected President Adama Barrow will travel to the capital after a week of taking his post in Senegal. Foreign Ministers Meet at African Union Summit in Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) pre- 28th summit stage continues today at the organization''s headquarters in the capital, with sessions of the organization''s Executive Council. Alleged Fraud in USA Presidential Elections Will Be Investigated Washington, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) US president Donald Trump called for a major investigation into alleged fraud in the November 8 elections. Parlasur to Debate New Regional Scenery with Trump's Assumption Montevideo, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of the Market of the South (Parlasur) will open a debate on the new scenario opening in the region with the assumption of Donald Trump to the U.S. Presidency, said its vicepresident Daniel Caggiani. Bolivia Might Become the South American Energy Core La Paz, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Energy production will be the preferential issue over the forthcoming years and Bolivia will be able to become the South American energy core, the newly appointed Minister of Energy Rafael Alarcón stated. New US Government Receives Lowest Approval Ratings Washington, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump''s early days as U.S. president have the historically lowest approval ratings, according to polls released today. France to Help Colombia in Search of Missing People Bogota, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, Sergio Jaramillo, stressed today that the French help in the so-called post-conflict period will have among its priorities to search to find missing persons and support programs to reform the countryside. Terrorists Kill Civilians in Mosul United Nations, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State is killing civilians in areas of eastern Iraq recaptured by the Iraqi government, warned today the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Divided Venezuelan Opposition Seeks Elections No One Denies Por By Luis BeatonCaracas, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) From four points of this capital marched members of the Venezuelan opposition, aimlessly, but at last marched, presumably to demand from the government elections. New Ministry to Exploit Primary Energy Sources in Bolivia La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Energy Minister, Rafael Alarcon, has said that the new entity aims today to boost the exploitation of primary sources for the production of electricity. Mexico City Offers Care Programs for Returnees from US Mexico City, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) ''Today Mexico City has programs ready to assist migrants returning from the United States,'' Miguel Ángel Mancera, head of the government of the capital, said. Pakistan Successfully Tests Another Nuclear Missile Islamabad, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani army successfully carried out the first test of its Ababeel missile, capable of carrying nuclear warheads and reaching several simultaneous targets at a distance of up to 2,200 kilometers. Tillerson Closer to US Secretary of State Washington, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Rex Tillerson, the former director general of ExxonMobil oil and gas giant, is closer today to his confirmation as Secretary of State after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in his favor. Important Coastal Floods are Recorded in Havana (+ photos) Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Important coastal floods have been recording in Havana as a result of a strong and extensive extra-tropical depression over South Carolina, in the United States, covering all Cuban territory with its wide circulation. Evo Morales travels to Dominican Republic for CLACS Summit La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will travel today to the Dominican Republic, host of the 5th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC in Spanish). 245 Arms Dealers Arrested in Europe Brussels, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The EU Security Agency (Europol) today reported the apprehension of 245 people in 10 nations resulting of Bosforo operation against Turkish-made arms trafficking. 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. UNESCO Condems Syria's Cultural Destruction by Terrorists Paris, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Unesco Director-General, Irina Bokova, condemned today the destruction caused by the Islamic State of several patrimonial places in the Syrian city of Palmira, which she described as a war crime. Peña Nieto Promises Defending Mexico After Trump's Taking Office Mexico, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto reaffirmed he will defend the interests of Mexico and a constructive agenda with the United States, in statements that transcended today, when Donald Trump will assume the presidency of the United States. 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. Xi jinping: China Calls for Peaceful Development Beijing, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) China projects itself to the world with a call to peaceful development, judging by the perforrnance of President Xi Jinping in the recently concluded Davos Forum. 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). 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. Pakistan Was Unaware of Bin Laden Presence, Former Diplomat Islamabad, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Former US ambassador in Pakistan, Cameron Munter, denied that Pakistan knew about the presence in the country of Al Qaeda founder, Osama Bin Laden, a criterion that adds to today''s many hypotheses about the Saudi death. Colombia Expects Serious Talks with ELN, Says Political Scientist Bogotá, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Colombian researcher and journalist Víctor de Currea-Lugo said today that the country is serious about negotiating between the government and the ELN in search of what politicians and analysts have called a complete peace. High Rate of Crimes of Mexican Teenagers with Firearms Mexico, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Seventy percent of adolescents who committed a crime in Mexico used a firearm, according to a report released today. South Korea Seeks Agreement with Central American Bank Seoul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of South Korea reported today that it is seeking to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) to boost infrastructure''s construction. 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. Trump Phenomenon Expresses Twilight of Neoliberal Globalization México, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Trump case is not exclusive of the U.S., but an expression of the twilight of neoliberal globalization, affirmed here the Group New Course of Development of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Bolivia to Augment Gas Supplies to Brazil and Argentina La Paz, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will increase this year the export of natural gas to Brazil and Argentina, the Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy Luis Alberto Sanchez said. Bolivia Pleased with Condor Plan Trial in Italy; Uruguay Unsated 18 de enero de 2017, 10:35 La Paz, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian authorities have deemed as historical the life sentence given by an Italian court to ex military Luis García Meza and Luis Arce Gomez, who were tried for murders in the repressive operation in South America known as the Condor Plan. CIA Director Describes as Repugnant Accusations of Trump Washington, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) John Brennan, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), today considered disgusting that US President-elect Donald Trump said he felt ''in Nazi Germany.'' Bolivian Cabinet SubmitsTraditional Collective Resignation La Paz, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) As part of the closure of the 2016 administration in Bolivia, some 21 State authorities comprising the Cabinet of President Evo Morales are submitting their traditional resignation today. China Urges to Avoid Taiwan's Officials in Trump's Inauguration Beijing, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called today the U.S. government not to allow that Taiwan representatives attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect, Donald Trump, on January 20. UN to Attend Astana Meeting on Syria United Nations, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations will be represented on January 23 at the Astana peace talks between actors in the Syrian conflict, the organization confirmed today. Homage to Salvadoran Leader Schafik Handal Announced San Salvador, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The creation of the Historical Memory Network of El Salvador is amid the main activities to commemorate the 11th year of the death of historic leader of FMLN Schafik Handal. UNESCO to Commemorate Holocaust Victims' Day Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO prepares the commemoration of the International Day in Memory of the Holocaust Victims with a day focused on discussing the role of museums and historical sites in the education on the subject, said today that organization. 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. Trump:One of The Most Unpopular US presidents, According to Poll Washington, Jan. 17 (Prensa Latina) President-elect Donald Trump, who will take office next Friday, will be one of the most unpopular leaders in US history, Released a poll 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. Russia Refuses US Interference in Other Countries' Affairs Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The United States should end its interference in other countries affairs, and the world could avoid many misfortunes, Maria Zajarova, spokeswoman at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said today. UNICEF Denounces Death of Children in Yemeni Conflict Sanaa, 11 Jan (Prensa Latina) UNHCR''s Deputy Representative for Yemen, Meritxell Relaño, revealed today that some 1,400 children have died in the country since March 2015, when Saudi bombings began in support of the Yemeni president. Trump Generates Negative Environment, says OCED Secretary General Mexico, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of Donald Trump to the White House generates today nervousness and a negative environment, asserted the Secretary General of the Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development (OCED, Jose Angel Gurría. India Calls for UN Reform and Criticizes Security Council New Delhi, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) India has called for a profound reform of the UN, especially its Security Council, considering that under the current format it is unable to face the main problems affecting the world today. Weapons and Chemicals Seized to Terrorists in Syria Damascus, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units seized weapons and chemical substances in parts of the provinces of Hama and Aleppo, military sources said in Damascus today. UN: More than 620,000 Afghans Displaced in 2016 Kabul, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Violence in Afghanistan forced 623,000 people to leave their respective homes in 2016, said a report of the United Nations published by news agency Khaama Press Tuesday. Cuba Announces Complete List of Fighters for 7th WSB Havana, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The franchise Domadores de Cuba (Cuba Tamers) let know the complete list of the Cuban fighters to represent the Caribbean island in the 7th World Series of Boxing (WSB), a list in which three Olympic Champions are included. Maduro Accuses Opposition of Disrespecting Venezuelan Constitution Caracas, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro today accused the opposition of the National Assembly (NA) of disrespecting the Constitution, stimulating destabilization and attempting a parliamentary coup. Assange: Brazil is Among the Countries Most Spied by the US Brasilia, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is one of the Latin American countries most spied by US intelligence services, Wikileaks founder Julián Assange said in an interview published here today. Nicaragua Can Always Count on Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel Says Managua, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice-President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has ratified here today that Nicaragua can always count on the unconditional support, friendship, solidarity and cooperation of the Cuban people, government and revolution. Senator Highlights Colonialism's Bankruptcy in Puerto Rico San Juan, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The sustained economic contraction and fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico reveal the bankruptcy of the colonial regime imposed by the United States, declared the Senator Juan Dalmau Ramírez of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP). 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. 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. A Star for Amy Adams on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Los Angeles, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Italian-born American actress Amy Adams, currently a Golden Globe nominee, is celebrating her upcoming inclusion in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Peña Nieto Invokes National Unity to Face 2017 Challenges Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto asked for national unity in order to face what he described as a year of important challenges for Mexico, the government and society. French Parliamentarian States That Syria is Not Our Enemy Paris, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Thierry Mariani a French parliamentarian has stated that the government of Syria is not the enemy of France. US Airline Alaska Flights to Cuba Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The American company Alaska Air Group began commercial flights to Cuba with the transfer of about 170 passengers from Los Angeles to this capital. Colombia: Former President Criticizes Trump's Threatening Policies Bogota, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Former Colombian President Ernesto Samper said today that the protectionism proclaimed by US President-elect Donald Trump represents a threat to Latin America. Data on Executions Ordered by Hollande Revealed in France Paris, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) French media revealed data on the selective executions of terrorists ordered by President François Hollande, which raises questions today about the legality of such operations. Bolivia Begins its Functions in UN With Congo Issue La Paz, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia began its activities on the United Nations Security Council with the approval of a document concerning the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, local press reported today. 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. Bolivian Parliament to Mark 11th Anniversary of Plurinational State La Paz, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Legislative Assembly (parliament) of Bolivia gives the last touches to the session in honor of the 11th Anniversary of this Plurinational State. Sale of Firearms to Civilians in US Reaches Record High in 2016 Washington, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The sale of firearms to civilians in the US reached a all time record in 2016, according to a report by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) published. Syria: Reconstructing Aleppo By Pedro García Hernández China Supports Philippines Rotatory Presidency of ASEAN Beijing, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) China backed today the Philippines'' rotating presidency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017 and advocated that it drive relations within the group to a new level. Obama Must Move Guantanamo Prison Inmates, NY Times Says Washington, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) President Barack Obama, in his last days in the White House, must transfer the prisoners at the Guantanamo prison authorized to leave, according to an editorial in The New York Times. Colombian Ombudsman Wants to Ensure Descent Conditions for Guerrillas Bogota, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Colombian ombudsman, Carlos Negret called to ensure indispensable conditions to accommodate FARC-EP members in transitional areas where there are delays from the logistic point of view. Bolivian Justice Authority Supports Nomination of Evo Morales La Paz, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Supreme Court of Justice of Bolivia, Pastor Mamani, is today one of the authorities that validate the decision of the social movements to promote the new candidacy of President Evo Morales for the 2019 elections. China Starts in Africa Its 2017 Foreign Policy Beijing, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Keeping up with a diplomatic tradition, China''s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit January 7 through 12 five African countries, Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Republic of Congo and Nigeria, to start his country''s 2017 foreign policy. 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. Al-Nusra Front Claims Responsibility for Shooting Russian Ambassador Damascus, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Front for the Conquest of the Levant (formerly known as Al-Nusra Front) has claimed responsibility, in a statement, for the assassination, in Turkey, of the Russian Ambassador, Andrei Karlov, media outlets report today in Damascus. Evo Morales Highlights Results of Bolivian Model in Drugs Fight La Paz, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has highlighted that 148 tons of drugs were seized this year in the fight against drug trafficking. USA: Baltimore Condemns Trump's Rhetoric on Upcoming Visit Washington, Dic 9 (Prensa Latina) The Baltimore city council has unanimously voted for condemning the rhetoric used by U.S. President-Elect, Donald Trump, who will make a visit to the city tomorrow, local media reported. 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. Women Protagonists of Cuban History Side by Side with Fidel Castro Santiago de Cuba, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) ''With the triumph of the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro, Cuban women were also protagonists of our history,'' said today Teresa Amarelle, FMC Secretary General. We are also Fidel, Say Cuban Intellectuals Santiago de Cuba, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban intellectuals and artists expressed total identification with the ideas of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, when they rendered posthumous tribute in this city east of the island. St. Lucia Praises Humanistic Vocation of Fidel Castro Castries, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Authorities, professionals graduated in Cuba and people in general of St. Lucia stressed today the humanistic vocation of Fidel Castro and thanked his solidarity while expressing sorrow for the demise of the revolutionary leader, repòrted today diplomatic sources. Dignitaries and Personalities Pay Tribute to Fidel in Santiago de Cuba Santiago de Cuba, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Dignitaries and personalities from several countries will participate today in the tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, which is being held in this eastern city, said the Foreing Ministry. Fidel put Cuba in World Context By Elsy Fors Garzon Havana (PL) All Cubans, anywhere on Earth where they may be, should be proud that their small island is recognized in the five continents, be it for their Olympic champions, their music, their scientific achievements, their solidarity or simply for its defense of the poor, Independence and sovereignty. Putin: Syria Anti Terror Experience Should Be Introduced In Training Moscow,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Russian president Vldimir Putin called today for using the experience gained in Syria in the training of the armed forces. Havana Turns 497 Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Havana is turning today 497 years of its foundation with a renewed image on the coastal border, rejuvenated constructions and a different face in the old warehouses of the port. Caravan of Migrants' Mothers Look for Missing People in Mexico Mexico, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Members of the 12th Caravan of Mothers of Disappeared Migrants today investigate in Mexico the whereabouts of their children, with whom they lost contact on their way to the United States. Around 300 Separatist Insurgents Operating in Indian Kashmir New Delhi, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces estimated at 300 the number of Islamic separatists that are currently operating in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, where the situation is complicated, due to the protests and continual infiltration of armed men from Pakistan. 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. China Defends its Stability in Economic Development Beijing, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of China, Li Keqiang, assured the country will overcome all adversities the economy may face and will maintain sturdy growth while it accelerates the transformation in that area. President of the EC concerned about Former Officials' New Posts Brussels, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his concern over the jobs of former commissioners due to the scandal that recently came to light. 2016, Year of Most Deaths in the Mediterranean: UN Geneva, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The year of 2016 will be the most deadly in the Mediterranean, as until the moment at least 3 740 persons died in their attempt to cross this sea, warned today the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Unhcr). China to Support Anti-Drug Campaign Launched by the Philippines Beijing, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) China reaffirmed today its support to the anti-drug campaign launched by the Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, and expressed its willingness to cooperate with that country in that area. 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. Muhammad V Elected Malaysia's King Kuala Lumpur, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The Sultan of the Malaysian state of Kelantan, Muhammad V, 47, was elected head today Head of State. Philippines Defence Minister Says Military Can Cope Without US Aid Manila, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina)In the context of tensions in bilateral relations,Philiphines Defence Minister Delfin Lorenzana,assured today that his country dosent need the economic aid given by the United States. 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) Cuba and Venezuela, Nations Fighting Terrorism Caracas, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Cuba have reiterated their rejection of all forms of terrorism and the double standards of imperialist powers which promote these methods in order to legitimize their hegemony and violate another country'' sovereignty. Ecuador: Government Palace Commemorates Guayaquil's 196th Anniversary Quito, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The Carondelet Palace, seat of the presidency in Ecuador, will today start a commemorative program for the 196th anniversary of the independence of the coastal city of Guayaquil, which is celebrated on October 9th. Aquaculture, Efficient Feed Conversion System, FAO Says Havana, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Aquaculture is today the most efficient system for obtaining animal protein, according to official FAO Subregional Headquarters for Mesoamerica, Carlos Eduardo Pulgarín. 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. Colombian Presidency Welcomes Student Demonstration for Peace Bogota, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The Presidential Palace in Colombia has welcomed the massive student demonstration that filled the central Plaza Bolivar in Bogota last night in support of the peace agreement which was reached by the national executive with the FARC-EP. House of Deputies Declares Pinochet a Violent and Criminal Ruler 06 de octubre de 2016, 11:51Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The House of Deputies approved a resolution declaring former Dictator Augusto Pinochet the most violent and criminal ruler in Chile''s history, after documents were declassified. Venezuela Discloses Security Measures on Colombian Border Caracas, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan´President today announced several security measures along the border with Colombia, following the ''No'' vote in the referendum on the peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces People''s Army. Russia Calls on US to Really Fight Against Terrorism 06 de octubre de 2016, 11:22Moscow, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia has called on the US to take the fight against terrorism seriously, particularly against variants of the Al-Nusra group in Syria and warned of the dire consequences of playing along with these extremist forces. People's Congress Calls for National Talk in Colombia Bogota, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The Congress of the Peoples called for a national dialogue for peace and rejected a closed and elitist pact alluding to the meeting today between Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, and former statesmen, Andres Pastrana and Alvaro Uribe. 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. Growth in Euro Zone Lost Strength London, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Economic growth of the Euro Zone lost momentum in face of uncertainties of some countries over the Brexit, reflected today financial firm IHS Markit. 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. President Morales Confirms Find of Natural Gas Reserve in Bolivia La Paz, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales confirmed today the existence of a new gas natural reserve in the department of Chuquisaca that would contribute to strengthen the hydrocarbon sector in this South American nation. Venezuela Supports Opec Oil Consensus Caracas, Oct 4 (Prernsa Latina) Minister of Oil and Mining, Eulogio del Pino, confirmed today that Venezuela supports the consensus reached by OPEC to freeze crude production and recover the value of that resource in the world market. Described as Stable Situation in Angolan Province of Cabinda Luanda, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Minister of the Interior, Angelo da Veiga Tavares, described as stable the situation at present in the province of Cabinda and the situatuion today in the province of Cabinda and rejedcted versions of the alleged death of 50 military since last August. ELN Guerilla Reiterates Willingness to Talk to Colombian Government Bogota, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN) has reiterated its decision to move to the public phase of peace talks with the government and said it hopes to give good news to Colombia about these talks. Lebanon Draws Attention to its High Number of Refugees Beirut, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Political and journalistic circles in Lebanon have reignited the debate over the incessant flow of Syrian refugees to the country, upon learning that it is among the top 10 countries that house half of the world''s displaced. Bank Workers' Strike in Brazil in 29th Day 04 de octubre de 2016, 10:21Brasilia, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) A strike by bank workers in Brazil has reached its 29th day without a solution to the conflict in sight. Devastating News that of No in Colombia, says La Jornada México, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The victory of NO in the referéndum on the agreement of peace signed between the Bogota government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (guerruilla) is devastating news, declares today''s daily La Jornada. Nigeria Accepts Mediation in Exchange of Kidnapped Gilrs Abuja, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari accepted mediation by the UN to release prisoners of the extremist group Boko Haram, in exchange for releasing more than 250 student girls kidnapped by that faction. Cuban Prima Ballerina Viengsay Valdés Seeks to Reconquer Russia Moscow, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban multi-awarded prima ballerina Viengsay Valdés seeks to reconquer Russian stages this Sunday, when she will perform a variation of the complex piece Don Quixote, along with the Kremlin State Ballet. Unicef Boosts Actions to Protect Refugee and Immigrant Children United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) urged today the international community to focus on six specific actions seeking to protect displaced, refugee and immigrant children. EU Made a Mistake after Coup Attempt in Turkey Istanbul, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Kati Piri, the rapporteur for Turkey at the European Parliament, has said Brussels ''made a mistake against the Turkish people'' after the country''s failed coup attempt last July 15th. IADF Favorsf Policies to Eliminate Poverty Rome, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The International Agricultural Development Fund (IADF) alerted on the importance to focus policies and investments to transform rural towns and eliminate poverty. Gazprom Completes First Stage of Gas Pipeline to Turkey Ankara, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Energy Corporation Gazprom representatives announced today i tended the first stage of the project Turkish Stream which will carry natural gas from Russia to Europe through the Black Sea and Turkey. Saudi Arabia Praises Arab Support against U.S. Counter-Terrorism Act Riyadh, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia praised today the solidarity of several Arab-Islamic countries and organizations after the U.S. Congress unanimously passed the legislation that allows families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. Mozambique President Attends Economic Meetings in US Maputo, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Mozambique president, Filipe Nyusi, will visit the United States to discuss the difficulties the country is facing with regards to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Positive Reactions in Myanmar to Suu Kyi's Visit to US Naypyidaw, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The visit of Myanmar State Counselor, Aung San Suu Kyi to Washington to seek a lifting of sanctions has began well. Official Investigation Worsens Rome Government Crisis 06 de septiembre de 2016, 12:30Rome, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The crisis in the Roman government deepened today, after statements before a parliamentary committee of the mayor and one of her advisers, investigated for possible abuse of power and violation of environmental standards. La Colmenita in El Salvador Keeps Performing for Children San Salvador, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) La Colmenita of El Mozote and Sonzacate communities, El Salvador, presented the show ''La cucarachita Martina'' in the island of Meanguera, in the Gulf of Fonseca. Angola and Argentina Discuss Aspects of Bilateral Cooperation Luanda, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Argentine Foreign Minister, Susana Malcorra, who is carrying our a 24-hour visit to Angola, will hold talks today with her Angolan peer, Georges Chicoty, on aspects of their bilateral cooperation. Terrorist Attacks Cause Three Wounded in Damascus Suburb Damascus, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist attacks with mortars from East Gutta caused three wounded in the suburb of Sinaa, on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, authorities said on Monday. US: Costa Rican President to Discuss Migration, Security and Climate San Jose, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, meets today in Washington with US Vice-president Joseph Biden to discuss migration, security and climate change. Dozens of Victims as a Result of Al Shabab's Attack in Somalia Mogadishu, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) At least 45 people were victims of an attack by the terrorist group Al Shabab, as a result of which 15 people were killed, in the northern Somali region of Galkayo, according to local Mayor Yasin Tumey. Cartel Releases Son of Mexican Drug Trafficker Mexico, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartel released Alfredo Guzman Salazar, the son of jailed drug trafficker Joaquin ''El Chapo'' Guzman, and five other people kidnapped in Puerto Vallarta, the media in Culiacan, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, reported on Sunday. Bolivia Prepares Bill on Youth Employment La Paz, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) President of the Plurinational Youth Council of Bolivia, Willy Huaranca, announced the preparation of a bill on employment for this population sector. Strategy of MPLA Leader Defends Aspirations of Angolan People 19 de agosto de 2016, 11:27 Luanda, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The project called Motion of Strategy of the Leader was approved here today by the 7th Congress of the governing Popular Liberation Movement of Angola (MPLA) defends a reform to carry out the aspirations of this African people. China, Asean Seek Negotiation to Solve Regional Disputes Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of South Eastern Asian Nations (ASEAN) reaffirmed today the need to resolve the disputes in the Southern Sea through negotiations. 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. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Begins Official Contacts in Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, today held her first official meetings with political, diplomatic and energy authorities in Saudi Arabia, seeking a consensus to establish a balanced oil prices. Three Indian Soldiers Killed by Separatists in Ambush New Delhi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Three Indian soldiers were killed in another attack by separatist militants in Jammu and Kashmir state, hit by a wave of violence since last month that has caused at least 65 deaths. Air France Pilots Continue Strike 13 de junio de 2016, 10:06Paris, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Following a call by unions, Air France pilots will today continue their strike in protest against changes in the rules of remuneration. The company announced today that about 20 percent of their flights will be subject to cancellations and delays as was the case in the first two days of the strike. Four Policemen Injured in Attack by Indian Kashmir Separatists 13 de junio de 2016, 09:15New Delhi, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Four Indian policemen were injured in a militant attack in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, where many separatist groups operate, today reported a source in the army. North India Hit by Heat Wave, South by Rain 13 de junio de 2016, 08:14New Delhi, June 13 (Prensa Latina) North and central India continue today hit by severe heat wave, while the south breathes a sigh of relieve at the arrival of the monsoon, which has already caused the first two fatalities by torrential downpours.