Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Evo Morales Appreciates Cuban Medical Support at Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17056&SEO=evo-morales-appreciates-cuban-medical-support-at-health-fair Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales thanked Cuban doctors participating with Bolivian colleagues at the Cochabamba Tropic Health Fair, where they will offer consultations in 22 specialties for three days. Nearly 335,000 Children, Youngsters Do Not Attend School in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17054&SEO=nearly-335000-children-youngsters-do-not-attend-school-in-mexico Mexico, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) About 335,000 children and teenagers do not attend schools in Mexico, which places them as a vulnerable sector, lacking knowledge to face life, revealed the National Institute of Statistics and Geography reveals. Rwuanda President Criticizes the West for Impossing Political Pattern http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17049&SEO=rwuanda-president-criticizes-the-west-for-impossing-political-pattern Kigali, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Rwandan President Paul Kagame today criticized western countries for the attempts to impose on African patterns of democracy considered obsolete and increasingly less credible among citizens. Samsung Patents an Integrated Breathalyzer for Mobile Devices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17043&SEO=samsung-patents-an-integrated-breathalyzer-for-mobile-devices Seoul, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) South Korean technology company Samsung announced today that it has patented an integrated breathalyzer for mobile devices, which adds an added value to the cell phones of this firm. Bolivia to Set Up Rapid-Reaction Groups in the Border With Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17042&SEO=bolivia-to-set-up-rapid-reaction-groups-in-the-border-with-chile La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Customs Office of Bolivia (ANB) will set up this month the first fixed immediate reaction camp, to fight the smuggling activities and reinforce the control operations in the border with Chile. Brazil Sank and Is Charting a Rudderless Course, Lula Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17040&SEO=brazil-sank-and-is-charting-a-rudderless-course-lula-says Brasilia, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Brazil sank and is charting a rudderless course, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said today in an interview with Radio Metrópole, of Salvador de Bahía, where he kicked off the so-called Caravan of Hope on Thursday. Evo Morales Says That US Intentions Against Venezuela are a Failure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17036&SEO=evo-morales-says-that-us-intentions-against-venezuela-are-a-failure 18 de agosto de 2017, 11:06La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has termed a ''total failure'' the US actions for support in Latin America in order to carry out a military intervention in Venezuela. South African Cabinet Supports SADC Summit and Future Plans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17035&SEO=south-african-cabinet-supports-sadc-summit-and-future-plans 18 de agosto de 2017, 10:58Pretoria, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The cabinet of South Africa expressed satisfaction for the holding of the 37th SADC Summit and stressed the importance of the regional organization to accelerate the process of economic development, it was informed today. Iran Ready to Help Reconstruction in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17033&SEO=iran-ready-to-help-reconstruction-in-syria Damascus, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran has reportedly conveyed to Damascus it can help Syria with promoting and accelerating its reconstruction and also pushing ahead its development projects. Mexico to Bring Those Involved in Odebrecht Bribes to Justice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17030&SEO=mexico-to-bring-those-involved-in-odebrecht-bribes-to-justice Mexico, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Attorney General''s Office of the Republic (PGR, in Spanish), Raul Cervantes, assured today that the full force of the law will be applied, without exceptions, if it is proved that Mexican officials received bribes from the Brazilian company Odebrecht. Ethiopian PM Says Poverty at Heart of Instability in Africa Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17028&SEO=ethiopian-pm-says-poverty-at-heart-of-instability-in-africa-region Khartoum, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Economic integration is the shortest route and a sure means to secure the region, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told a diplomatic corps accredited here after a three-day official visit. Bolivia Foreign Exchange Reserves Rise by $339 million USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17026&SEO=bolivia-foreign-exchange-reserves-rise-by-339-million-usd La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia foreign exchange reserves have increased by USD $339 million from January 1 through August 16, 2017, the Central Bank President Pablo Ramos reported. Che's Economic Thinking Highlighted in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17023&SEO=ches-economic-thinking-highlighted-in-bolivia La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Che''s economic thinking, his contributions to the Cuban revolutionary process and the force of his ideas in the island nation were debated at a session of the Ernesto Guevara Chair in this city. South African President Extols Importance of Brics Bank for Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17017&SEO=south-african-president-extols-importance-of-brics-bank-for-africa Pretoria, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) South African president, Jacob Zuma, extolled the progress of the Brics bank in its two years of existence and its financial support to projects of renewable energy in the member countries of this group created in 2008. First Brics Bank out of China opens in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17009&SEO=first-brics-bank-out-of-china-opens-in-south-africa Pretoria, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The New Development Bank (NDB), former Brics Bank, opened today in Johannesburg its first subsidiary out of Shanghai, China, and it was announced other representations of the bank will open in Brazil, Russia and India. Cuba Looks to Improve Land Productivity and Soil Quality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17008&SEO=cuba-looks-to-improve-land-productivity-and-soil-quality Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) With changes to the policy of handing state idle lands in usufruct, the Cuban governmnent Works today to imnprove land productivity and quality of soils. Hanoi Hosts International Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16992&SEO=hanoi-hosts-international-book-fair Hanoi, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) In times of tablets and cells, books will give a new battle when next week Viet Nam celebrates in a central park of this capital its annual international fair. The Ministry of Information and Communications announced that the event will be held from next 23 to 27 with the presence of 66 national editions and seven foreign ones. Barcelona Airport Security Staff to Denounce Government's Ruling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16987&SEO=barcelona-airport-security-staff-to-denounce-governments-ruling Madrid, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Security workers checking carry-on luggage at Barcelona''s airport have accused the Spanish government of violating their rights, by triggering mandatory arbitration to put an end to an indefinite strike. UNICEF Mourns Death of 109 Children in Sierra Leone Disaster http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16984&SEO=unicef-mourns-death-of-109-children-in-sierra-leone-disaster 17 de agosto de 2017, 12:30United Nations, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has lamented today the deaths of at least 109 children in flooding and mudslides that affected some Sierra Leone regions on Monday. Lebanon, Syria Pledge to Boost Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16981&SEO=lebanon-syria-pledge-to-boost-economic-ties Damascus, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) A Lebanese ministerial delegation is visiting Syria to revive some agreements signed between that neighboring country and Damascus in agriculture and industry, among others, official sources reported today. Portugal to Declare State of Calamity Due to Persistence of Fires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16978&SEO=portugal-to-declare-state-of-calamity-due-to-persistence-of-fires 17 de agosto de 2017, 12:01Lisbon, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Portuguese government will declare in the next few hours the state of public calamity due to the exacerbation of the fire risk, reported Prime Minister António Costa. Former African Presidents Invited to Observe Angolan Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16977&SEO=former-african-presidents-invited-to-observe-angolan-elections 17 de agosto de 2017, 11:59Luanda, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The former Presidents of Cape Verde, Pedro Pires and Sao Tome and Principe, Manuel Pinto da Costa, arrived in Luanda on Thursday to attend as observers Angola's general elections next August 23. UN Experts Urge Europe Not to Stop Migrant Rescue Operations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16975&SEO=un-experts-urge-europe-not-to-stop-migrant-rescue-operations United Nations, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights experts have urged the European Union (EU) not to adopt measures that would lead to more deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the code of conduct imposed on the rescue organizations. Mexican Opposition Demands Investigation of Brazilian Company http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16971&SEO=mexican-opposition-demands-investigation-of-brazilian-company Mexico, August 17 (Prensa Latina) Opposition parties in Mexico are demanding the government to present the audit''s results carried out to Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) during the administration of Emilio Lozoya, involved today in the case of bribery of the Brazilian company Odebrecht. China Adopts New Measures to Attract Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16961&SEO=china-adopts-new-measures-to-attract-foreign-investment Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) China prioritizes today stable growth of foreign investment, reason why the government takes steps to reduce restrictions of access to the market. China promotes links with Latin America in International Expo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16954&SEO=china-promotes-links-with-latin-america-in-international-expo 17 de agosto de 2017, 06:06Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The first International Expo China-Latin America and Caribbean will be a new platform for cooperation between both regions, highlighted today authorities of Zhuhai, city venue of the event. Rare Mineral Niobium to be Exploited in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16953&SEO=rare-mineral-niobium-to-be-exploited-in-angola Luanda, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) European consortium Blue Mining will exploit a deposit of niobium, a rare mineral, in cooperation with the National Diamonds Enterprise of Angola (Endiama), announced the media. S.A. Expressed the Importance of Local Doctors Studying in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16932&SEO=s.a.-expressed-the-importance-of-local-doctors-studying-in-cuba Pretoria, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A public health official in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal expressed today the importance of local doctors studying in Cuba in promoting government plans for universal and quality medical care in this country. Temperature Increase Reduces Global Yields of Major Crops http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16931&SEO=temperature-increase-reduces-global-yields-of-major-crops Washington, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Agricultural production is vulnerable to climate change. Understanding climate change, especially the temperature impacts, is critical if policymakers, agriculturalists, and crop breeders are to ensure global food security. Union Federations Announce a 25-Day Strike in Spanish Airports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16930&SEO=union-federations-announce-a-25-day-strike-in-spanish-airports Madrid, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The three main Spanish union federations announced today a 25-day strike in all Spanish airports from September 15 to demand better labor and compensation conditions. Workers Commission (CCOO), the General Workers Union (UGT) and the Workers'' Trade Union (WTO) registered on Wednesday before competent authorities the protest''s call that will be extended until December 30. Temer, Meirelles Cause the Bigger Fiscal Disaster in Brazilian History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16929&SEO=temer-meirelles-cause-the-bigger-fiscal-disaster-in-brazilian-history Brasilia, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles have triggered the biggest fiscal disaster in the country''s history in just one year, according to Brasil 247 newspaper. Singapore Among 35th Most Liveable Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16928&SEO=singapore-among-35th-most-liveable-cities Singapore, August 16 (Prensa Latina) Singapore has surpassed Hong Kong as world's one of the most livable cities, ranking 35th out of 140 nations, as released today by the London Economic Intelligence Unit. US Vice President Pence is Unwelcome in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16927&SEO=us-vice-president-pence-is-unwelcome-in-panama Panama, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Popular outcries in various parts of this capital have been announced by the civil society organizations against US Vice President Michael Pence´s visit, who will be arriving tomorrow in Panama. Prime Minister Highlights Vietnam Red Cross Performance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16923&SEO=prime-minister-highlights-vietnam-red-cross-performance Hanoi, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnam Red Cross (CRV) has made a significant contribution to reducing poverty, ensuring social welfare and improving the lives of citizens, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed Wednesday. South Korea Seeks to Stabilize Financial Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16922&SEO=south-korea-seeks-to-stabilize-financial-markets Seoul, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Economic and monetary authorities in South Korea have agreed today to adopt measures to stabilize financial markets if necessary. Russia Strengthens Ties With Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16920&SEO=russia-strengthens-ties-with-bolivia Moscow, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has highlighted today the strength and positive development of ties between his country and Bolivia, after welcoming his South American counterpart, Fernando Huanacuni, in this capital. Canadian Enterprise Attempts to Freeze Venezuelan Assets in the U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16919&SEO=canadian-enterprise-attempts-to-freeze-venezuelan-assets-in-the-u.s. Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Th state enterprise Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) announced today it will take legal measures before the demand of Canadian company Crystallex, which pretends to seize Venezuelan assets in the United States. SADC Ministers Make Progress in Work for 37th Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16911&SEO=sadc-ministers-make-progress-in-work-for-37th-summit Pretoria, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of South Africa Development Community (SADC) analyze today relevant issues they will submit to heads of State and Government for their summit this weekend. Changes to Cuban Policy on Idle Lands Reported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16905&SEO=changes-to-cuban-policy-on-idle-lands-reported Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Modifications to the policy on delivery of idle lands in usufruct, known today, include the increase from 13.4 to 26.84 hectares the top area given to natural persons who apply for the first time. Begins in the U.S. First NAFTA Renegotiation Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16899&SEO=begins-in-the-u.s.-first-nafta-renegotiation-round Washington, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) México, Canada and the United States open here today the first renegotiating round of the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), process in which each part will put its priorities on the table. 21st Intl. Handicraft Fair Fiart 2017 Summoned http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16892&SEO=21st-intl.-handicraft-fair-fiart-2017-summoned Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Fund of Cultural Goods (FCBC) summoned today the 21st International Handicraft Fair Fiart 2017, scheduled for next December as part of the Iberoamerican Year of Handicraft to be commemorated in 2018. Bolivian President to Visit China in 2018 to Strengthen Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16890&SEO=bolivian-president-to-visit-china-in-2018-to-strengthen-links La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will make a visit to China next year, to increase the level of bilateral relations to move up later on to a strategic association. Trump Forces NAFTA Renegotiation With Mexico From Bully Pulpit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16872&SEO=trump-forces-nafta-renegotiation-with-mexico-from-bully-pulpit Mexico, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Because of its commercial dependence on the US, Mexico will not have any capacity to impose any terms on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) said Tuesday Arturo Huerta, an expert from the National Authonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Canada-Armenians Urge to Stop Export of Armoured Cars to Azerbaijan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16871&SEO=canada-armenians-urge-to-stop-export-of-armoured-cars-to-azerbaijan Ottawa, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s Armenian community has launched a campaign to convince the Trudeau government to cancel export permits for the sale of Canadian-made armoured personnel carriers to Azerbaijan. Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16869&SEO=mexican-foreign-affairs-minister-to-visit-cuba Havana, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Videgaray will make a working visit to Cuba on August 17 and 18. South African FM Accepts SADC Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16866&SEO=south-african-fm-accepts-sadc-presidency Pretoria, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) South African Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has highlighted today the importance of SADC integration agenda for her nation and the rest of the regional States, coordinated in the effort to improve these peoples´ lives . Slash Becomes Gibson Guitars' First Ever Global Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16865&SEO=slash-becomes-gibson-guitars-first-ever-global-ambassador Los Ángeles, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Guns N'' Roses rocker SLASH has signed a deal to become the Gibson guitar firm''s first ever global brand ambassador. FAO Highlights Bolivian Government Plans to Tackle Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16863&SEO=fao-highlights-bolivian-government-plans-to-tackle-drought La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Crispim Moreira, representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Bolivia, has highlighted the plans developed by the government to mitigate the effects of climate problems such as drought. Donald Trump Considers Pardoning Joe Arpaio http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16862&SEO=donald-trump-considers-pardoning-joe-arpaio Washington, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The possible forgiveness of US President Donald Trump to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio seems to gain more force today with a new allusion from the president to the case. Bolivia: Bioceanic Train, Strategic Project of the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16861&SEO=bolivia-bioceanic-train-strategic-project-of-the-region La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Public Works of Bolivia, Milton Claros, affirmed that the bioceanic train is today a strategic project for the region and has the support of several South American, European and Asian countries. Evo Morales Rejects US Vice President Statements on Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16860&SEO=evo-morales-rejects-us-vice-president-statements-on-venezuela La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has rejected today some statements made by U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence, against Venezuela during his 48-hour visit to Colombia. Asia-Pacific Countries Discuss Population Aging http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16858&SEO=asia-pacific-countries-discuss-population-aging Hanoi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Concerned about the growing trend of the aging populations, the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum have discussed today how to address this phenomenon in a honorable way for citizens and sustainable for the countries. Budget Cuts Imposed by Temer Leave Brazilian Borders Unprotected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16857&SEO=budget-cuts-imposed-by-temer-leave-brazilian-borders-unprotected Brasilia, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Budget cuts imposed on the Armed Forces by Michel Temer's administration left Brazil's borders unprotected, warned today by the Brasil 247 e-journal. Probe Demanded on Odebrecht Corruption Case in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16856&SEO=probe-demanded-on-odebrecht-corruption-case-in-mexico Mexico, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Workers' Party (PT) in Mexico demanded that government authorities look deep into charges against Emilio Lozoya, former president of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) for allegedly receiving bribes from Brazilian firm Odebrecht. China Assures Commercial War with U.S. is Senseless http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16846&SEO=china-assures-commercial-war-with-u.s.-is-senseless Beijing, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) China said a comercial war between this country and the United States has no sense, highlighted today the offiicial media here. SADC Ministers Meet Today in Pretoria before Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16845&SEO=sadc-ministers-meet-today-in-pretoria-before-summit Pretoria, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The ministerial meeting of the South African Development Community (SADC) started here today with the debate on issues linked with regional integration, agricultural growth and early warning system of disasters. Chile prepares Economic-Commercial Mooring on China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16842&SEO=chile-prepares-economic-commercial-mooring-on-china Santiago de Chile, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) After its official launching last Friday, Chile started to prep-up details of a vigorous promotional multifaceted campaign in China, which it will displayfrom August 29 to September 8 in the Asian giant. Uruguay is Visited by Unprecedented Amount of Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16840&SEO=uruguay-is-visited-by-unprecedented-amount-of-tourists-in-2017 Montevideo, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) In the recent seven months of 2017 Uruguay was visited by 2,423,000 tourists, an unprecedented total in this country, said minister of Tourism Liliam Kechichian. Brazilian Economy Will Grow 0.34 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16824&SEO=brazilian-economy-will-grow-0.34-percent Brasilia, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Gross Domestic Product could reach by 2017 a barely growth of 0.34 percent, according to estimations of financial market, reported today by Brazilian Central Bank. Tension Increases in Pakistan Due to Sharif Disqualification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16814&SEO=tension-increases-in-pakistan-due-to-sharif-disqualification Islamabad, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Tensions between the Pakistani government and the Supreme Court (SC) are increasing today following the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who worsened the situation with his speeches against the judiciary. Kenya Between Warnings and Tensions Over Election Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16813&SEO=kenya-between-warnings-and-tensions-over-election-results Nairobi, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Street tensions are overcoming here today a relative calm following August 8 elections, won by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who warned that he would not tolerate eruptions of violence. UN Bodies Alert on Food Insecurity in Congo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16812&SEO=un-bodies-alert-on-food-insecurity-in-congo Nairobi, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A report by United Nations agencies warns today that conflicts trigger food insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), when about 7.7 million people need urgent humanitarian aid. Sierra Leone Mudslides Leave Hundreds Dead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16811&SEO=sierra-leone-mudslides-leave-hundreds-dead Freetown, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people have died after mudslides hit relentlessly today this capital. Australia in Favour of Thermosolar Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16807&SEO=australia-in-favour-of-thermosolar-energy Caberra, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Australian authorities today showed their tendency towards thermosolar energy by announcing the construction of the largest plant in the southern city of Port Augusta. China Controls Construction of Coal-Fired Power Plants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16806&SEO=china-controls-construction-of-coal-fired-power-plants Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) China is nowadays regulating the construction of brand-new coal-fired power plants to prevent overcapacity and promote a combination of clean energy. Euroasian Economic Union contrary to Trade Barriers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16804&SEO=euroasian-economic-union-contrary-to-trade-barriers Astaná, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Kazakh Prime Minister, Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, showed today his opposition to trade barriers between the members of the Euroasian Economic Union (EEU). México: Peasants Protest Nafta Renegotiation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16792&SEO=mexico-peasants-protest-nafta-renegotiation México, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) and now its renegotiation will continue harming the Mexican peasant sector for lack of competitiveness with its similar of the United States, assert today specialists of the Social Movement for the Land. Colombian City Receives US Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16777&SEO=colombian-city-receives-us-vice-president Bogota, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The security arrangements scheduled to receive US Vice President Mike Pence in the Colombian Caribbean resort of Cartagena de Indias, will be as much deep as those for Heads of State and Government. Syrian Airline FlyDamas to Increase Flights to Other Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16776&SEO=syrian-airline-flydamas-to-increase-flights-to-other-countries Damascus,Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Syrian airline FlyDamas announced today that it is ready to offer its trasnportation services to any national companies operating out of Damascus international airport. Firefighters Contain Huge Wildfires in Portugal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16775&SEO=firefighters-contain-huge-wildfires-in-portugal Lisbon,Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Around 30 persons have been evacuated and more than 3 thousand firefighters are participating in several regions in Portugal,according to several sources. Magnitude 6.6 Quake Strikes Off Indonesia's Sumatra Island http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16773&SEO=magnitude-6.6-quake-strikes-off-indonesias-sumatra-island Jakarta,Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck west of Indonesia''s island of Sumatra on Sunday (Aug 13), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. Heavy Rain to Hit Many Parts of China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16770&SEO=heavy-rain-to-hit-many-parts-of-china 13 de agosto de 2017, 09:26Beijing,Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rain will hit much of China in the next two days, the country''s meteorological authority said today. Torrential rain will sweep parts of south China''s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guizhou Province as well as the central province of Hunan and the eastern province of Jiangxi today, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC). Chinese Vice Premier Arrives in Pakistan for Independence Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16767&SEO=chinese-vice-premier-arrives-in-pakistan-for-independence-day Beijing, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang arrived here today to take part in Pakistan''s 70th Independence Day celebrations on Monday, the media reported. Fiscal Deficit, Uber and Volcanoes Mark Week in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16762&SEO=fiscal-deficit-uber-and-volcanoes-mark-week-in-costa-rica 12 de agosto de 2017, 13:30 San José, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The fiscal deficit, the government sanctions against Uber, private service of transportation considered illegal here, heated up the environment in Costa Rica amid threats of new volcanic eruptions. Cuba's First Cable Car Opened in Cayo Guillermo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16760&SEO=cubas-first-cable-car-opened-in-cayo-guillermo Ciego de Avila, Cuba Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The first cable car of Cuba was opened in Cayo Guillermo, something that will increase nautical activities of the tourist destination Jardines del Rey, in the northern central region of Cuba. Bolivia Confirms Projections of Exporting Energy to South America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16752&SEO=bolivia-confirms-projections-of-exporting-energy-to-south-america La Paz, Aug 12 (Prensa latina) President of the Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) of Bolivia, Eduardo Paz, confirmed the projections of that state Enterprise of exporting energy to four nations of South America. Ho Chi Minh City in Fast Development Race in Asia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16744&SEO=ho-chi-minh-city-in-fast-development-race-in-asia 12 de agosto de 2017, 06:56Hanoi, Aug 12(Prensa Latina) Different qualifying international agencies indicate that populous Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam is one of the greatest development rhythm of its similar in Asia toward 2021. Bolivian Government Guarantees Investment in Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16733&SEO=bolivian-government-guarantees-investment-in-education La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales announced today the construction of a technological institute in the department of Tarija, to bring youths from rural communities closer to this educational sector. Bolivia Makes Progress in Industrialization of Lithium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16732&SEO=bolivia-makes-progress-in-industrialization-of-lithium La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The processes of industrialization of lithium in Bolivia today have a 50 percent execution corresponding to the industrial production of potassium chloride and the metal carbonate, reported the YLB manager Juan Carlos Montenegro. Russia Reiterates Criticism to US Sanctions and Accusations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16730&SEO=russia-reiterates-criticism-to-us-sanctions-and-accusations Moscow, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov reiterated today his country''s rejection of the sanctions imposed by Washington and called unfounded the accusations of supposed interference by Moscow in the US elections. Hurricane Franklin Hits Mexico, Leaves Damages http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16729&SEO=hurricane-franklin-hits-mexico-leaves-damages Mexico, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 people moved to shelters, two injured, as well as plantations, roads and damaged homes left Hurricane Franklin in Veracruz and Puebla, it was reported today. Indonesia Arrests Suspect of Recruiting Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16726&SEO=indonesia-arrests-suspect-of-recruiting-terrorists 11 de agosto de 2017, 11:56Jakarta, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia security forces arrested in Jakarta a suspect of recruiting terrorists to fight with groups loyal to the Islamic State (IS) in the Philippine town of Marawi. UN Report Reflects Impact of Israeli Blockade on Gaza http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16723&SEO=un-report-reflects-impact-of-israeli-blockade-on-gaza United Nations, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released today a new report reflecting the impact of the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip, where nearly two million Palestinians face restrictions. Oil Prices Drop Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16722&SEO=oil-prices-drop-again London, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell again today due to the crude oil oversupply which continues to be one of the heaviest burdens for market operators. A Technique to Turn Plastic into a Heater Conductor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16720&SEO=a-technique-to-turn-plastic-into-a-heater-conductor Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Engineers at Michigan University created a technique that can modify plastic molecular structure to conduct heat, the magazine Science Advances reported today. The Majority of Mexican Youngsters Works in the Informal Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16708&SEO=the-majority-of-mexican-youngsters-works-in-the-informal-sector Mexico, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Some 60 percent of 15 million youngsters in Mexico between 15 and 29 years of age today have a job in the informal sector, according to a report of National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). BRICS' Bank, a Vision for Sustainable Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16704&SEO=brics-bank-a-vision-for-sustainable-growth Beijing, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Amidst growing world tensions, the upcoming BRICS summit in Xiamen, a southeastern Chinese city, will help its five member states build a needed stronger economic partnership, the group''s New Development Bank (NDB) President K. V. Kamath hopes. Remittances to Pakistan Increases but also Trade Deficit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16694&SEO=remittances-to-pakistan-increases-but-also-trade-deficit Islamabad, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan received 541 million dollars in remittances in July, about 213 million less than in the same period last year, while trade deficit rose to 56 percent, today reported official sources. Chile prepares Big Business Mission to Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16693&SEO=chile-prepares-big-business-mission-to-guatemala Santiago de Chile, Aug 11(Prensa Latina) Chile prepares a great business mission to Guatemala, oriented to make direct investments and joint production processes, revealed the Direction of International Economic Relations (Direcon). Bolivian Contribution to Regional Integration Projects Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16688&SEO=bolivian-contribution-to-regional-integration-projects-highlighted 11 de agosto de 2017, 00:20La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Andean Community Secretary-General (CAN) Walker San Miguel highlighted Bolivia''s contribution to regional integration, through projects such as the Central Bi-Oceanic Railway Corridor. Brazil Grain Harvest to Set Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16685&SEO=brazil-grain-harvest-to-set-record 10 de agosto de 2017, 18:03Brasilia Aug10 (Prensa Latina) Grain harvest will grow 31.1 percent this year, compared to 2016 and will reach a record figure of 242.1 million tons, estimated today the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Toyota Postpones Operations in Mexico Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16670&SEO=toyota-postpones-operations-in-mexico-plant Mexico, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Toyota Motor Corp automotive industry will postpone the start of operations at its new plant in Mexico until the first half of 2020, starting from the date originally planned in 2019, reported the company today. Merkel's Popularity Diminishes in Face of Next Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16669&SEO=merkels-popularity-diminishes-in-face-of-next-elections Berlin, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) German Foreign Minister''s popularity, Angela Merkel, diminished 10 point in the last weeks while Christian Democratic Union (CDU) controls voting intention for the next elections, highlighted a survey today. Police Cracks Down on Street Gangs in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16665&SEO=police-cracks-down-on-street-gangs-in-panama Panama, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Eight people arrested and nine weapons seized is the balance of the anti-gang police operation conducted today in the Caribbean city of Colon, setting of a recently increasing violence. Mexico, Veracruz Starts Its Recovery After Hurricane Franklin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16664&SEO=mexico-veracruz-starts-its-recovery-after-hurricane-franklin Mexico, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexican western state of Veracruz is recovering today from Franklin's bashing, which impacted the northern zone of that territory as Category 1 hurricane. OPEC Optimistic About Oil Demand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16662&SEO=opec-optimistic-about-oil-demand London, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countrties (OPEC) considered today there will be a greater world demand of crude next year. Canadian Govt. Seeks to Improve Relations With Indigenous Peoples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16658&SEO=canadian-govt.-seeks-to-improve-relations-with-indigenous-peoples Ottawa, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina)The Canadian government is seeking to improve its relations with the country's indigenous nations that during a long time were ignored in its decision-making process. Brazil to Harvest Record Grain Crop in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16655&SEO=brazil-to-harvest-record-grain-crop-in-2017 Brasilia Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Grain harvest will grow this year 31.1 percent in Brazil with respect to 2016, and it will reach a record figure of 242.1 million tons, estimated the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics ( IBGE) today. Cuban Authorities Set on Increasing Charcoal Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16653&SEO=cuban-authorities-set-on-increasing-charcoal-production Havana, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities called national industry today to increase charcoal production as one of the important lines for exports at present. SADC Officials Ready 37th Summit of that Organization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16651&SEO=sadc-officials-ready-37th-summit-of-that-organization Pretoria, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the Permanent Committee of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) began today the first sessions of a week of meetings of this regional organization leading next weekend to its 347th summit. Germany Investing in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16636&SEO=germany-investing-in-ecuador Quito, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) German's investment opportunities in Ecuador are growing today, with the proposal of DSH (Deutsch Spanische Handelsgesellschaft) company to allocate $500 million USD to implement tourism projects in this South American country. Canadian Army Sets Up Camp for Irregular Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16615&SEO=canadian-army-sets-up-camp-for-irregular-migrants Ottawa, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian Army is setting up today a camp in the province of Quebec in order to house up to 500 irregular migrants coming from the United States. Austria to Increase Border Controls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16614&SEO=austria-to-increase-border-controls Vienna, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Austrian Government has announced today that it will extend for an indefinite period border controls on the eastern and southern borders to put a curb on illegal entrance toll into the country. Drivers, Police Clashes Due to Uber in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16609&SEO=drivers-police-clashes-due-to-uber-in-panama Panama, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Violent clashes took place today in this capital between police and tourism taxi drivers and selective transportation that protested against the presence of Uber in Panama. The actions of the protesters, also registered in the provinces of West Panama and Colón, contemplated the closing of roads demanding the removal of this service, which in their opinion operates illegally at national level. Cuban Authorities Look to Consolidate Private Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16606&SEO=cuban-authorities-look-to-consolidate-private-sector Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The second in charge of the Permanent Commission for Implementation and Development of Cuba, Yovana Vega, highlighted today ther need to consolidate the self-employment or private sector. Trade Russia-EU Grows Almost One Third in First Half 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16602&SEO=trade-russia-eu-grows-almost-one-third-in-first-half-2017 Moscow, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Trade between Russia and the European Union (EU) grew 28.7 percent in the first half of 2017 over the same period last year, the Russian Federal Customs Service said on Wednesday. The agency said trade between the two parties reached 117.83 billion dollars between January and June 2017. Venezuela and China Strengthen Economic Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16600&SEO=venezuela-and-china-strengthen-economic-links Caracas, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and China evaluated new financial schemes during the meeting of the Bilateral High-Level Commission that met in this capital in order to strengthen relations between both nations. Milaha Maritime Company Sets Up Head Office in Oman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16598&SEO=milaha-maritime-company-sets-up-head-office-in-oman Doha, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Milaha, one of the largest maritime and logistics companies in the Middle East, based in Qatar, removed its regional office from Dubai and announced the launch of in-country operations in Oman, as reported by Doha News website on Thursday. Economic Debate Focuses Session of Venezuelan Constituent Assembly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16596&SEO=economic-debate-focuses-session-of-venezuelan-constituent-assembly Caracas, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The members of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) participate here today in a workshop together with the National Council of the Economy abnd government officials looking for solutions to stop the war faced by Venezuela in that field. Change in Tariffs will Benefit Users of Panama Canal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16590&SEO=change-in-tariffs-will-benefit-users-of-panama-canal Panamá, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) A new structure of tariffs to transit the Panama Canal will apply from next October 1st with the objective of attracting more Neopanamax and gas ships, among others, it was known today. Canada Concerned Canadian-made Armoured Vehicles Use Against Saudis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16562&SEO=canada-concerned-canadian-made-armoured-vehicles-use-against-saudis Ottawa, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland expressed today deep concern about recent videos showing Canadian-made armored vehicles in alleged Saudi Arabia government operations against the population. 7.0 Magnitude Quake Hits SW China's Sichuan Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16559&SEO=7.0-magnitude-quake-hits-sw-chinas-sichuan-province Beijing, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Jiuzhaigou County in southwest China''s Sichuan Province today, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). Chinese and Canadian Foreign Ministers Will Meet Tomorrow in Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16557&SEO=chinese-and-canadian-foreign-ministers-will-meet-tomorrow-in-beijing 08 de agosto de 2017, 13:03Ottawa, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi tomorrow co-preside in Beijing the second annual meeting of Foreign Ministries of both countries, was reported today in an official statement. S. A. Ready for Parliamentary Vote Against President Zuma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16554&SEO=s.-a.-ready-for-parliamentary-vote-against-president-zuma 08 de agosto de 2017, 12:54Pretoria, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The South African Parliament is expected to vote secretly today on a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma, something that the media opposed to the African National Congress (ANC) considers a crucial test for the veteran anti-apartheid organization. South East Asia Celebrates ASEAN's Golden Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16553&SEO=south-east-asia-celebrates-aseans-golden-anniversary 08 de agosto de 2017, 12:52Manila, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are celebrating the group''s 50th anniversary with several activities, but the main event took place here today with participation of personages from more than 30 countries. US Aboriginal Nations Call for Closing Dakota Access Oil Pipeline http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16551&SEO=us-aboriginal-nations-call-for-closing-dakota-access-oil-pipeline 08 de agosto de 2017, 12:36Washington, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Two indigenous communities in the United States have asked a federal court to immediately close the controversial Dakota Access Oil Pipeline, after finding that this work lacked a proper environmental review, reported local media today. Number of Blind People Will Triple by 2050 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16547&SEO=number-of-blind-people-will-triple-by-2050 08 de agosto de 2017, 11:52London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The number of blind people all over the world is set to triple from 36 million to 115 million by 2050, due to an increasing aging population, says a study in Lancet Global Health medical journal. Bolivia Guarantees Telecom Services by Optic Fiber http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16546&SEO=bolivia-guarantees-telecom-services-by-optic-fiber La Paz, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The National Enterprise of Telecommunications of Bolivia (Entel) guarantees today the services of television, cell and fixed phones by optic fiber technology, informed the general manager of the company, Oscar Coca. Oil Prices Rises Above $50 a Barrel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16545&SEO=oil-prices-rises-above-50-a-barrel 08 de agosto de 2017, 11:25London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices is currently hovering over $50 a barrel, while this stock consolidation boosts traders. UN Special Envoy to Libya Backs Italy Naval Mission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16544&SEO=un-special-envoy-to-libya-backs-italy-naval-mission Rome, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, has positively assessed today here the Italian decision to participate with naval units in that country''s waters to jointly fight human trafficking. Inequality Grows in Costa Rica Due to Faulty Income Redistribution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16542&SEO=inequality-grows-in-costa-rica-due-to-faulty-income-redistribution 08 de agosto de 2017, 10:30San José, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The increase of inequality in Costa Rica contrasts with the reduction of the gap between rich and poor in most of Latin American economies, indicates an OCED study published here. Eclac Opens Debate On Digital Latin America and Caribbean Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16538&SEO=eclac-opens-debate-on-digital-latin-america-and-caribbean-agenda 08 de agosto de 2017, 09:57Santiago de Chile, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) ECLAC opened the debate on the new digital agenda of Latin America and the Caribbean (eLAC2020) that looks to update trends amid the dynamic of technologies in the world. Chinese President Congratulates ASEAN for 50th Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16530&SEO=chinese-president-congratulates-asean-for-50th-anniversary Beijing, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has sent a message of congratulation to his Filipino peer, Rodrigo Duterte, on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Sculptures of Ernest Hemingway in Cuba Attract Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16526&SEO=sculptures-of-ernest-hemingway-in-cuba-attract-tourists Por Roberto F. CamposHavana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Two sculptures of the U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway have a particular impact on tourists who visit Cuba from all over the world. Russia Denounces Tightening of U.S. Sanctions and Long-Term Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16517&SEO=russia-denounces-tightening-of-u.s.-sanctions-and-long-term-damage 07 de agosto de 2017, 15:06Moscow, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov today denounced the tightening of U.S. sanctions against his country, and assured that such actions will affect bilateral relations for a long time. Equatorial Guinea Promotes Tourism Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16513&SEO=equatorial-guinea-promotes-tourism-industry Equatorial Guinea is committed to turn the Tourism industry into the main lifeline of its economy, which after the drop in oil prices, it has become its main financial source. Let’s see the next report. Morroco Will Hold Next China-Africa Investment Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16512&SEO=morroco-will-hold-next-china-africa-investment-forum 07 de agosto de 2017, 14:06Rabat, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Next edition of China-Africa Forum will take place in Morroco on Nov 27 and 28, today reported the financial local daily Economist. More Delays in Canadian Airports Due to Safety Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16511&SEO=more-delays-in-canadian-airports-due-to-safety-measures Ottawa, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Canadian airports increasingly spend more money in extraordinary safety measures, but waiting times for passengers grow, a study of CBC News reveals. Dominican Fishermen, Prisoners in The Bahamas, Return Home http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16510&SEO=dominican-fishermen-prisoners-in-the-bahamas-return-home 07 de agosto de 2017, 13:22Santo Domingo, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) A total of 50 fishermen returned today to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, after remaining prisoners for eight months and 12 days, for illegal fishing in Bahamian territorial waters, local media reported today. Mexico Confirms Lack of Hepatitis B Vaccines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16508&SEO=mexico-confirms-lack-of-hepatitis-b-vaccines 07 de agosto de 2017, 13:05Mexico, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Mexico´s Ministry of Health (SSA) has confirmed today that there is a shortage of hepatitis B vaccine due to a global production problem. Mexico: Rise of the Machines, Fear Robots and Mass Unemployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16506&SEO=mexico-rise-of-the-machines-fear-robots-and-mass-unemployment Mexico, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Robots have put about 25.5 million jobs at risk, 52 percent of employments in Mexico, El Economista newspaper reported today. Canadians Doubt Government´s Capacity to Renegotiate NAFTA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16505&SEO=canadians-doubt-governmentas-capacity-to-renegotiate-nafta 07 de agosto de 2017, 12:33Ottawa, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Canadian people are increasingly worried about their government''s ability to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States, as released by a poll today. Bolivia Boosting Lithium Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16501&SEO=bolivia-boosting-lithium-industry 07 de agosto de 2017, 12:12La Paz, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is boosting today its lithium industry to consolidate itself as one of the biggest exporters of that resource at a regional and worldwide level. Bandung to Strengthen Bilateral Ties With Mexico and Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16498&SEO=bandung-to-strengthen-bilateral-ties-with-mexico-and-ecuador 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:53Jakarta, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The municipal government of the Indonesian city of Bandung has announced today that it will implement bilateral cooperation with Mexico and Ecuador on transport, trade and culture. WHO: Bolivia Is An Example For World in Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16497&SEO=who-bolivia-is-an-example-for-world-in-health La Paz, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is today an example for the world in terms of health due to the progress President Evo Morales has reached in this sphere, officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) said here. Health Status of African American Men in Red Alert in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16496&SEO=health-status-of-african-american-men-in-red-alert-in-usa 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:30Washington, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) African Americans, particularly men, continue far behind US white residents in a series of health problems, including diabetes, heart diseases and HIV, as warned by USA Today. IMF Considers Positive Global Economy's Performance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16495&SEO=imf-considers-positive-global-economys-performance 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:20Tokyo, Aug 7(Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published here today a report in which it forecasts the global economy shows good health in general. Mexican Peasants Mark Birth Date of Emiliano Zapata http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16493&SEO=mexican-peasants-mark-birth-date-of-emiliano-zapata 07 de agosto de 2017, 10:56México, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of peasants march today through the main avenues of Mexico City to mark the 138th birth anniversary of Emiliano Zapata (1879-1919), leaders of the Mexican Revolution and symbol of peasant resistance. Iraqi Parliament to Question PM al-Abadi on Blackwater Comeback http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16492&SEO=iraqi-parliament-to-question-pm-al-abadi-on-blackwater-comeback 07 de agosto de 2017, 10:47Baghdad, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) An Iraqi parliament will meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to inquire about the veracity of rumors on the return of notorious security company Blackwater for work in Iraq, according to IraqiNews.com. Production of Famous Indian Tea Falls due to Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16480&SEO=production-of-famous-indian-tea-falls-due-to-protests 07 de agosto de 2017, 08:39New Delhi, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) This year millions of people around the world will stop consuming the famous Darjeeling tea because of the protests by the Gurkha community in the northern Indian state of Bengal during 54 days. Vietnam Increases Oil Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16479&SEO=vietnam-increases-oil-production 07 de agosto de 2017, 08:32Hanoi, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) produced 9,230,000 tons of oil in the first seven months of the year, accounting for $12.2 million revenues, according to official sources today. Seafood Export Increases in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16476&SEO=seafood-export-increases-in-pakistan 07 de agosto de 2017, 07:54Islamabad, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan exported 103,277 tons of fish and seafood during first three quarters of the fiscal year 2016-17 with a total value of 276 million dollars, today reported a sector source. Bolivian Gas Reaches Rural Populations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16472&SEO=bolivian-gas-reaches-rural-populations La Paz, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian State Fiscal Oildfield (YPFB) installed 23 regasification satellite stations (ERS) in remote rural populations where they currently lack conventional gas pipelines. China Improves Coal Mine Safety Supervision http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16458&SEO=china-improves-coal-mine-safety-supervision Beijing, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) China improved its coal mine safety supervision during the first semester of 2017, local media reported. The State Security Administration in Coal Mines noted that local authorities imposed 3,967 administrative fines from January to July, 91.7 percent more than in the same period last year. China's Banking Sector to Grow Steadily http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16456&SEO=chinas-banking-sector-to-grow-steadily 06 de agosto de 2017, 00:20Beijing, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) The China Banking Association assured that the country''s banking sector will grow steadily during the 2017-2018 period with a lower non-performing asset ratio. Cubanacan Tourism Group Turns 30 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16450&SEO=cubanacan-tourism-group-turns-30 Havana, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The tourism group Cubanacan is celebrating 30 years of experience on Saturday with an increase in its operations and services, in a country that receives more than four million foreign visitors a year. Sanctions against Russia Affect European Investments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16443&SEO=sanctions-against-russia-affect-european-investments Berlin, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The German Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) warned today that the new sanctions imposed by the United States on Russia affect the start-up of the infrastructure to guarantee the energy security of the European Union (EU). Angola: First Optic Fiber Cable to South America Ready http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16441&SEO=angola-first-optic-fiber-cable-to-south-america-ready Luanda, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Angola is to inaugurate next Wednesday the first optic fiber cable joining Africa with Latin America through the Atlantic, announced the Minister of Telecommnunications and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha. Cuba Looks to Increase Fruit Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16420&SEO=cuba-looks-to-increase-fruit-production Havana, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) A report of the Cuban Institute of Tropical Fruticulture Research (IIFT in Spanish) says today that strategies are being developed in order to boost production of citrus and other fruits. Lauca Hydroelectric Plant Begins Operations in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16414&SEO=lauca-hydroelectric-plant-begins-operations-in-angola Luanda, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The first turbine of the Angolan Lauca hydroelectric power plant has started its electricity supply today, after President Jose Eduardo dos Santos set it on. Heavy Rainstorms Hit Northern Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16413&SEO=heavy-rainstorms-hit-northern-vietnam Hanoi, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese government has mobilized today military and civilian forces to help the population in the northern mountainous provinces affected for several days by heavy rainfalls that have caused destructive flooding and landslides. German Supermarket Chain Rejects Dutch Eggs for Being Toxic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16412&SEO=german-supermarket-chain-rejects-dutch-eggs-for-being-toxic Berlín, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The biggest German supermarket chain announced today the withdrawl from its stores of eggs from Holland for containing toxics. Siberia: Seventeen People are Missing Inside Flooded Diamond Mine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16408&SEO=siberia-seventeen-people-are-missing-inside-flooded-diamond-mine Moscow, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) At least 17 people were reported missing inside a flooded diamond mine in Siberia, as reported by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry. ANC Warns of Consequences if South African President is Removed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16407&SEO=anc-warns-of-consequences-if-south-african-president-is-removed Pretoria, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) African National Congress (ANC) chief Whip Jackson Mthembu, has said today that a vote in favor of ousting present South African President Jacob Zuma would make the government collapse and plunge the nation into a crisis and political tourmoil. Angolan President Places First Stone of Big Hydropower http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16405&SEO=angolan-president-places-first-stone-of-big-hydropower Luanda, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) President José Eduardo dos Santos today placed the first stone of Caculo Cabaza's hydropower that five years from now will become the biggest plant of its type in Angola. Vietnam Finishes Homes for Low-Income People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16403&SEO=vietnam-finishes-homes-for-low-income-people Hanoi, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) In the second trimester of 2017 Vietnam finished 184 projects of social dwellings that will allow delivering 2,000 apartments to low-income people, the Ministry of Construction today pointed out. ECLAC Predicts 4-Percent Bolivian Economy Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16395&SEO=eclac-predicts-4-percent-bolivian-economy-growth La Paz, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) predicts a four-percent increase in Bolivia''s gross domestic product (GDP) for this year, according to the most recent report published today. Syria Rehabs Four Industrial Zones of the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16378&SEO=syria-rehabs-four-industrial-zones-of-the-country 03 de agosto de 2017, 14:18Damascus, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Syria is rebuilding four industrial zones of the country with investments that exceed 1,2 billion dollars and offer employment to 122,000 people, according to a report of the Ministry of Local and Environmental Administrations. Most of Mexican Minors are Barred From Education System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16374&SEO=most-of-mexican-minors-are-barred-from-education-system Mexico, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Barely 15 percent of nearly 350,000 Mexican agricultural minor laborers are currently going school, Sylvia Schmelkes warmed, director of the Mexican National Institute of Educational Evaluation. Spanish Police Dismantle Human Trafficking Network http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16373&SEO=spanish-police-dismantle-human-trafficking-network Madrid, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish National Police dismantled an international human trafficking network aimed at illegally entering Iranian citizens into the United Kingdom (UK), who paid about 25,000 euros for fake passports, as reported by this law enforcement. Global Warming to Increase Ozone Pollution in Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16372&SEO=global-warming-to-increase-ozone-pollution-in-europe London, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Rising global temperatures could reverse Europe''s progress in scaling down ozone pollution, a study published today on Nature Communications journal. China Defends Venezuelan Elections, Condemns Foreign Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16371&SEO=china-defends-venezuelan-elections-condemns-foreign-interference Beijing, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The electoral process of the National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela was carried out with no problems, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Prensa Latina today. Roads Closure in Canada Due to Wild Fires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16370&SEO=roads-closure-in-canada-due-to-wild-fires 03 de agosto de 2017, 11:59Ottawa, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Some of the roads crossing the forest areas affected by the wild fires in the Canadian province of British Columbia close intermittently today as they represent a danger to drivers. European Commission President Supports Turkey's Accession to EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16368&SEO=european-commission-president-supports-turkeys-accession-to-eu Brussels, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has expressed his support for Turkey''s accession to the European Union (EU), despite differences between both sides, according to Politico newspaper. Workers Dismissed From PepsiCo Plant in B.A Demand Their Jobs Back http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16367&SEO=workers-dismissed-from-pepsico-plant-in-b.a-demand-their-jobs-back Buenos Aires, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The white tent in front of the Argentine Congress by a group of 600 workers dismissed from a PepsiCo corporation, continues today as they wait for their jobs to be returned to them. Russia Calls Myopic and Illegitimate the US Sanctions Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16366&SEO=russia-calls-myopic-and-illegitimate-the-us-sanctions-policy Moscow, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Press Secretary, Dmitri Peskov, has termed the US sanctions policy against his country as ''myopic, illegitimate and with no perspectives'' and reiterated the principle of defense of Russian national interests. Saudi Artillery Attack Kills Seven in Al-Awamiyah http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16363&SEO=saudi-artillery-attack-kills-seven-in-al-awamiyah 03 de agosto de 2017, 10:50Riyadh, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Artillery shelling from Saudi forces has killed seven people, including two policemen and several wounded people in the city of Al-Awamiyah, Saudi Arabia, according to reports posted today in Twitter. China's Imports from BRICS Nations Up 33.6% http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16361&SEO=chinas-imports-from-brics-nations-up-33.6 03 de agosto de 2017, 10:32Beijing, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) As part of a positive trend of South-South cooperation, China imported products worth 70.2 billion U.S. dollars from BRICS countries in the first half of 2017, up 33.6 percent on year to year basis, according to its Ministry of Commerce. WTO Examines Tariff Dispute between Panama and Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16360&SEO=wto-examines-tariff-dispute-between-panama-and-colombia 03 de agosto de 2017, 10:28Panamá, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, assured that two experts panels are now examining the tariff dispute between Panama and Colombia, in order to reach a quick solution. German 'Diesel Summit' Results Criticized Here http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16353&SEO=german-diesel-summit-results-criticized-here Berlín, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Organizations for the protection of the environment in Germany criticized today the results of the so-called Diesel Summit held this Wednesday in Berlin. Vietnam Examines Economy and Gives it Good Grades http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16350&SEO=vietnam-examines-economy-and-gives-it-good-grades Hanoi, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s economy showed a positive perfiormance in the first seven months of the year, commented today Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during an ordinary cabinet meeting. USA Seeks to Seize Venezuelan Oil, WikiLeaks says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16348&SEO=usa-seeks-to-seize-venezuelan-oil-wikileaks-says Caracas, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The biggest interest the United States has been pursuing in Venezuela for decades is oil, the WikiLeaks digital site recalled through its Twitter account. Shell Brazil Interested in Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16346&SEO=shell-brazil-interested-in-bolivian-gas La Paz, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Shell Brasil CEO for Gas Market Development in America, Christian Iturri, has expressed the company's interest in buying Bolivia's gas from 2019, according to the Bolivian Ministry of Hydrocarbons. Havana on the Eyes of Spanish Travel Airlines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16335&SEO=havana-on-the-eyes-of-spanish-travel-airlines Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Havana is becoming a hub in Latin America for Spanish airlines, according to news analysis website CUBADEBATE. BRICS Nations oppose Commercial Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16329&SEO=brics-nations-oppose-commercial-protectionism Beijing, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Trade ministers from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) today agreed to oppose protectionism and called on other countries to follow its example. China: India Intrusion in Border Undermines Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16317&SEO=china-india-intrusion-in-border-undermines-peace Beijing, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated today the illegal intrusion of Indian border troops in the national territory poses serious challenges for regional peace and stability. Organized Crime Operates in Guatemalan Customs Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16313&SEO=organized-crime-operates-in-guatemalan-customs-services Guatemala, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Organized crime continues to be operating in the nation''s customs services, according to the Guatemalan Defense Minister Williams Mansilla. Italian Parliament Approves Libya Naval Mission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16310&SEO=italian-parliament-approves-libya-naval-mission Rome, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Italian parliament has given the go-ahead today to a naval mission aimed at boosting Libyan coastguard in its fight against human traffickers on Italy´s coasts. China Helps to Resolve Territorial Disputes with ASEAN Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16307&SEO=china-helps-to-resolve-territorial-disputes-with-asean-members Manila, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will seal in the coming days a propitiatory agreement on negotiations leading to the settlement of their territorial disputes, the Philippine Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed. Europeans Optimist Regarding Single Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16306&SEO=europeans-optimist-regarding-single-currency Brussels, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Eurobarometer published by the European Commission (EC) declared today that a growing majority of Old Continent citizens are optimistic regarding the future of the community and the single currency. Argentine Farmers to Give Away Free Bananas As a Protest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16304&SEO=argentine-farmers-to-give-away-free-bananas-as-a-protest Buenos Aires, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) As a protest for what they consider an indiscriminate importation and sale at a very low price, a group of farmers from three Argentine provinces are giving away today about 30 tons of bananas at the Plaza de Mayo. About 42 Countries to Attend Syria International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16294&SEO=about-42-countries-to-attend-syria-international-fair Damascus, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Fanes Ahmad Al Kartally, general director of the Damascus International Fair, have confirmed today that 42 countries will participate at the event scheduled for August 17 to 26. Bolivian Satellite Generates 60M Dollars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16284&SEO=bolivian-satellite-generates-60m-dollars La Paz, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian satellite of telecommunications Túpac Katari generated nearly 60 million dollars in incomes for commercial services from its luanching in 2013, reported the director of the Bolivian Space Agency (ABE), Iván Zambrana. Bolivian Government, Private Sector Sing Agreement to Provide Job http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16275&SEO=bolivian-government-private-sector-sing-agreement-to-provide-job 01 de agosto de 2017, 16:51La Paz, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The government and representatives of the Bolivian private sector signed an inter-institutional agreement today to carry out an employment plan, with which they expect to generate more than 40,000 jobs. CARICOM Opens New Environment Policy, Action Plan for Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16268&SEO=caricom-opens-new-environment-policy-action-plan-for-discussion Georgetown, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has opened the draft CARICOM Environment and Natural Resources Policy, as well as the Action Plan for national, sub-regional and regional discussion during this month. Canadian Government Demands More Support for The Red Cross http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16267&SEO=canadian-government-demands-more-support-for-the-red-cross Ottawa, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government has asked for more support for the Red Cross in order to give protection to the people affected by the wave of wild fires in British Columbia province. Cuba Expands Self-Employment in Its Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16266&SEO=cuba-expands-self-employment-in-its-economy 01 de agosto de 2017, 12:27Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Self-employment, or private work by an individual or groups of persons, is now an element of the Cuban economy, and the Council of Ministers looked into its results and ways to expand and improve it, the official Granma newspaper reported Tuesday. US Diplomatic Staff Begins Withdrawing From Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16265&SEO=us-diplomatic-staff-begins-withdrawing-from-russia Moscow, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The US diplomatic staff began today to withdraw the equipment of one of their properties in this capital, in compliance with the measures of the Russian government in response to the new sanctions approved by Washington. Evo Morales Criticizes US Sanctions Against President Nicolas Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16263&SEO=evo-morales-criticizes-us-sanctions-against-president-nicolas-maduro La Paz, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has criticized today the U.S. government''s sanctions against Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, in retaliation for the victory of the National Constituent Assembly. South African President Points out Economic Difficulties in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16257&SEO=south-african-president-points-out-economic-difficulties-in-2017 Pretoria, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma referred to the current difficulties of the South African economy and anticipated that growth of 1.3 percent for this year will be below 0.5 percent, it was reported today. South Africa Hosts Industrialization Week and SADC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16249&SEO=south-africa-hosts-industrialization-week-and-sadc-summit Pretoria, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) One week dedicated to industrialization begins today in Johannesburg before the 37th Summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) under the slogan of ''Association with the private sector for industrial development and the chain of values of the region''. Argentine Government Establishes Cyber-security Committee http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16227&SEO=argentine-government-establishes-cyber-security-committee Buenos Aires, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine government has established a cyber-security committee, composed of three ministries, to develop a national strategy to protect cyberspace and be capable of responding to large-scale incidents. Vietnam's Government Guarantees Opportunities for Investors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16224&SEO=vietnams-government-guarantees-opportunities-for-investors Hanoi, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ratified today the decision to establish a constructive government to accompany the business community and protect the legitimate rights of investors. Mozambican PM in Vietnam to Strengthen Bilateral Relationships http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16222&SEO=mozambican-pm-in-vietnam-to-strengthen-bilateral-relationships Hanoi, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Mozambique''s Prime Minister, Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, has arrived in Vietnam today heading a high-level delegation to attend an invitation from his counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Guatemalan Government Seeks Indigenous Support in Dispute With Belize http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16220&SEO=guatemalan-government-seeks-indigenous-support-in-dispute-with-belize Guatemala, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Morales has begun today a working visit to three regions of the country seeking support from mayors, governors and indigenous authorities and explaining the reasons for the territorial dispute with Belize. Suspicion in Italy About Oil Purchases From Terrorist Organizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16217&SEO=suspicion-in-italy-about-oil-purchases-from-terrorist-organizations Rome, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Italian law enforcement term it feasible that the nation''s main refineries imported oil from areas controlled by terror organizations, according to a confidential document discussed today by La Repubblica newspaper. Mexican Gov't Urged to Implement Anti-Poverty Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16215&SEO=mexican-govt-urged-to-implement-anti-poverty-plan Mexico, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The federal government and Congress must formulate a comprehensive strategy to attack poverty with economic measures, stressed the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval). Evo Congratulates Venezuelan People for Constituent Election Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16214&SEO=evo-congratulates-venezuelan-people-for-constituent-election-victory La Paz, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today congratulated the Venezuelan people for their participation in the election of a new National Constituent Assembly (ANC), which won more than eight million votes. Bolivian Refineries Reach $427 Million USD in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16213&SEO=bolivian-refineries-reach-427-million-usd-in-profits La Paz, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The production of the ‘Guillermo Elder Bell'' and ‘Gualberto Villarroel'' state refineries since their nationalization 10 years ago has reached $427 million USD in profits, the state-run oil firm Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) revealed today. Experts Describe Venezuelan Electoral System as Transparent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16209&SEO=experts-describe-venezuelan-electoral-system-as-transparent Caracas, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Council of Electoral Experts (CEELA) has highlighted today the strengthening, reliability and transparency of the Venezuelan electoral system, in a statement released in this capital after the elections for the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). NAFTA Renegotiation Will Harm Mexico, Warns Peasant Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16206&SEO=nafta-renegotiation-will-harm-mexico-warns-peasant-leader Mexico, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will harm Mexico, assured today the Secretary General of the Independent Agricultural Workers and Peasants Union (Cioac, in Spanish), Federico Ovalle. Croacia Cooperates with Iran's Railway Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16195&SEO=croacia-cooperates-with-irans-railway-development Tehran, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Iran is ready to provide Croatia with conditions for investment, making cars and technology transferring on its railway sector, said Sunday Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Iranian Railways (IRIR), Mohammad Rajabi. Cyber-crimes Leave Significant Losses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16186&SEO=cyber-crimes-leave-significant-losses Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The current reach of information technology leads to new crimes such as identity theft, a crime that caused losses valued at more than $100 billion USD in the recent six years. Peru: Former Presidents to Court http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16169&SEO=peru-former-presidents-to-court 29 de julio de 2017, 12:49Lima, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Almost all Peruvian ex-presidents who ruled the country in the last four decades are imprisoned, or runaways, or are investigated, mostly because of corruption, according to an inventory done from the 18-month preventive arrest, last July 14, of former president Ollanta Humala (2011-16). India to Become World's Largest Milk Producer by 2026 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16164&SEO=india-to-become-worlds-largest-milk-producer-by-2026 New Delhi, July 29 (Prensa Latina) India will become the world''s largest milk producer over the next decade, with a considerable advantage over the European Union (EU), its closest competitor, today revealed a study released in the capital. Former Odebrecht Financial Operator Raises Hell in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16162&SEO=former-odebrecht-financial-operator-raises-hell-in-panama Panamá, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) A gale of comments has unleashed here the declaration by Rodrigo Tacla, ex financial operator of Odebrecht on the alleged link of president Juan Carlos Varela to the corruption plot of the Brazilian construction corporation. CARICOM Develops Project for Energy Effficiency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16157&SEO=caricom-develops-project-for-energy-effficiency Georgetown, Jul 29 (PL) A team of experts from the member countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) are working to develop a code of construction of buildings with energy efficiency for the region, local media reported today. Cuban Doctors Protest Trump's Policy Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16149&SEO=cuban-doctors-protest-trumps-policy-against-cuba Pretoria, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade working in Northern Cape has condemned today the recent statements by American President, Donald Trump, aimed at worsening the blockade on the Caribbean country. Stuttgart Court Paves Way for Diesel Cars Ban in German City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16143&SEO=stuttgart-court-paves-way-for-diesel-cars-ban-in-german-city Berlin, July 28 (Prensa Latina) A court opened the door on Friday for possible bans on older diesel cars in the German city of Stuttgart, a major auto industry center, upholding a complaint by an environmental group. Pakistani Opposition Celebrates PM Disqualification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16136&SEO=pakistani-opposition-celebrates-pm-disqualification Islamabad, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani opposition has celebrated today the Supreme Court''s decision to disqualify Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, for a corruption case related to tax havens accounts, revealed in the so-called Panama Papers. Vietnam-Indonesia Relations Beneficial to the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16127&SEO=vietnam-indonesia-relations-beneficial-to-the-region Hanoi, July 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Indonesia are aiming for a $10 billion USD bilateral trade by 2020, in mutual interest but also for the benefit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Vietnam Attracts Foreign Investments Valued at $22 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16124&SEO=vietnam-attracts-foreign-investments-valued-at-22-billion-usd Hanoi, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has so far attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) estimated at $22 billion USD this year, a 52 percent increase compared to the same period last year. More Honey in Cuban Province by Beehive Transfer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16111&SEO=more-honey-in-cuban-province-by-beehive-transfer Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The transfer of 3,500 beehives to the northern keys in Ciego de Avila allowed this Cuban province increasing honey production. Oil Price Reaches Top Level in Almost Eight Weeks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16110&SEO=oil-price-reaches-top-level-in-almost-eight-weeks London, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The fall in the oil stock in the United States shot up the price of that product to its top level in almost eight weeks. BRICS Member Countries Called to Stimulate Jobs and Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16104&SEO=brics-member-countries-called-to-stimulate-jobs-and-growth Beijing, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The member countries of the BRICS Group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) were urged Thursday to work together to guarantee a steady job system and improve the life quality of their respective peoples. Russia Would Expel Diplomats to Respond to Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16097&SEO=russia-would-expel-diplomats-to-respond-to-sanctions Moscow, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia might expel 35 US diplomats and block properties of the US Embassy in Moscow, as a response to a new package of sanctions analyzed by the US Congress, said the local press here Thursday. Opposition Reiterates Accusations Against Pakistani PM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16094&SEO=opposition-reiterates-accusations-against-pakistani-pm 27 de julio de 2017, 09:00Islamabad, July 27 (Prensa Latina) Opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf leader, Imran Khan, today accused Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and several government members of dishonesty after finding they have work permits in Persian Gulf countries. At Least 123 Killed By Rains in Indian State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16088&SEO=at-least-123-killed-by-rains-in-indian-state New Delhi, July 27 (Prensa Latina) At least 123 people were killed in the western Indian state of Gujarat due to heavy rains that hit the territory, today said official sources. Chinese Company Aims to Modernize Salvadoran Public Transport http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16066&SEO=chinese-company-aims-to-modernize-salvadoran-public-transport 26 de julio de 2017, 08:33San Salvador, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The need to ensure safer and more ecological public transportation in El Salvador has attracted the Chinese company TCPS to this Central American nation, where the fleet of smart buses will soon increase. Over 30 Countries Confirm Attendance to Syrian Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16062&SEO=over-30-countries-confirm-attendance-to-syrian-fair 26 de julio de 2017, 05:00Damascus, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Syrian Establishment of Fairs and International Markets, Fares Kartely, said that 38 countries have confiormed their partiipation in the 59th edition of the International Fair of Damascus, scheduled from August 17 to 26. Bolivia Can Become South America's Energy Heart, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16061&SEO=bolivia-can-become-south-americas-energy-heart-minister-says Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia can become South America''s energy heart, thanks to the good use of natural resources resulting from the process of nationalization, Hydrocarbon Minister Luis Sanchez said. Mexican Farmers Deplore Exclusion of Agricultural Issue from NAFTA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16057&SEO=mexican-farmers-deplore-exclusion-of-agricultural-issue-from-nafta 25 de julio de 2017, 14:30Mexico, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Mexican farmers'' organizations deplored today that the Mexican Government excluded agricultural issue from the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Puerto Rican Police Officers Demand Decent Pensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16048&SEO=puerto-rican-police-officers-demand-decent-pensions 25 de julio de 2017, 11:10San Juan, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, on the 65th anniversary of the Free Associated State (FAS), nearly 100 Puerto Rican police officers took to the streets to demand labor rights in light of a planned reduction of their pensions. Minister Highlights Cuban Scientific Centers' Advising Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16046&SEO=minister-highlights-cuban-scientific-centers-advising-work 25 de julio de 2017, 10:39Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Elba Rosa Perez, Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), has said here that the Cuban scientific centers are seeking professional competitions, while measuring real impacts of science. YPFB Congress, the Most Important Gas Appointment in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16042&SEO=ypfb-congress-the-most-important-gas-appointment-in-bolivia La Paz, July 25 (Prensa Latina) For the seventh consecutive time, Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) is the most important congress of the hydrocarbons sector in the Andean-Amazonian nation that began today in Santa Cruz, according to organizers . Cuba, Qatar Plans Respectful Relationship Focused on Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16041&SEO=cuba-qatar-plans-respectful-relationship-focused-on-development Havana, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Qatar are planning a relationship based on mutual respect and focused on the economic development, Arab country''s ambassador here, Rashid Mairza Al-Mulla, stated today. Vietnam Oil Production Growing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16036&SEO=vietnam-oil-production-growing Hanoi, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has sold 7.470 million tons of oil in the first half of 2017, reporting revenues valued at $3.170 billion USD, sources said today. Canadian Dollar Up For First Time Since 2015 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16013&SEO=canadian-dollar-up-for-first-time-since-2015 Ottawa, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian dollar has rose today above 80 cents against USD, reached for the first time since June 30, 2015. Cuban Minister Highlights Work of Cuban Scientific Institutions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16012&SEO=cuban-minister-highlights-work-of-cuban-scientific-institutions Matanzas, Cuba, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Elba Rosa Perez, has said that the Cuban scientific institutions are currently striving for professional skills, while achieving real scientific impacts. Foreign Minister Denounces CIA Actions Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16010&SEO=foreign-minister-denounces-cia-actions-against-venezuela Caracas, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada denounced the actions taken by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to overthrow the legitimately elected government of President Nicolas Maduro. Trump's Son-in-law Denies Acts of Collusion with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16006&SEO=trumps-son-in-law-denies-acts-of-collusion-with-russia Washington, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to US President Donald Trump, said he did not commit acts of collusion with Russia during his father-in-law''s campaign to reach the White House. IMF Reduces Predictions of LatAm Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16005&SEO=imf-reduces-predictions-of-latam-economic-growth 24 de julio de 2017, 12:14Kuala Lumpur, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) A report published today in this capital by the international Monetary Fund (IMF) slightly reduced the prediction of economic growth for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017 and 2018. China Welcomes Asia Financial Cooperation Association http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15999&SEO=china-welcomes-asia-financial-cooperation-association 24 de julio de 2017, 11:24Beijing, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang sent a congratulatory letter today to the Asia Financial Cooperation Association (AFCA) on the occasion of its inaugural ceremony in this capital. China Seeks Economic Progress With Stability, CPCh Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15997&SEO=china-seeks-economic-progress-with-stability-cpch-says 24 de julio de 2017, 11:11Beijing, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) This country is seeking progress in the second half of the year by maintaining stability in its economic work, participants at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPCh) Central Committee discussed today. Guatemala's President Shows Poor Performance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15995&SEO=guatemalas-president-shows-poor-performance 24 de julio de 2017, 10:44Guatemala, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) 50 days short of completing two years as president of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales shows poor performance in the concept of governance, according to a local expert. South Korea Takes Over US as Vietnam's Second Trading Partner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15994&SEO=south-korea-takes-over-us-as-vietnams-second-trading-partner 24 de julio de 2017, 10:38Hanoi, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) South Korea has become Vietnam's second-largest trading partner, only preceded by China, displacing the United States in the first half of the year, an official release reports here today.   During that time, Hanoi-Seoul buying and selling operation reached $29.1 billion USD, $11.5 billion USD of which corresponded to Vietnamese exports. Although that figure meant a year-on-year increase of 29 percent, the trade balance was favorable at $15.9 billion USD to the Republic of Korea, which desplaced China from first position in the list of markets with which Vietnam has the highest trade deficit. Experts attributed the bilateral trade to the activation of the Vietnam-South Korean Free Trade Agreement by late 2015. South Korea is the largest supplier of auto parts to Vietnam (sales surpass $856 million USD annually) and one of its three main suppliers of fibers and fabrics. But its weight in the Vietnamese economy is even greater: the Department of Foreign Investments said that country is the one that bets most on Vietnam with a registered capital of $54.5 billion USD. The projects attracting the greatest interest of South Korean investors are related to the processing and manufacturing industries and the energy sector. A survey conducted by the Republic of Korea Business Association in Vietnam revealed that about 46.1 percent of South Korean companies plan to place more capital in Vietnam and seven out of 10 are satisfied with the results of their businesses. sgl/iff/mem/asg Somalia Government to Sanction Those Who Pays Taxes to Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15992&SEO=somalia-government-to-sanction-those-who-pays-taxes-to-terrorists 24 de julio de 2017, 10:32Mogadishu, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The Somali government warned today that it will penalize traders who pay taxes to the terrorist movement Al Shabab. Canada to Host Commercial Meeting with Asia-Pacific Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15985&SEO=canada-to-host-commercial-meeting-with-asia-pacific-countries 24 de julio de 2017, 09:22Ottawa, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The city of Toronto, Canada, will host a meeting of the Advisory Council of the Asia Pacific Cooperation and Business Forum (ABAC) from today until July 28. EU Might Respond to New U.S. Sanctions against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15978&SEO=eu-might-respond-to-new-u.s.-sanctions-against-russia 24 de julio de 2017, 08:55Moscow, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) might respond to the new package of sanctions debated in the U.S. Congress against Russia, especially linked to its energy sector, local television reported today. Employment Improving in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15977&SEO=employment-improving-in-china 24 de julio de 2017, 08:22Beijing, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) China has continued to see improving employment conditions in the second quarter of this year, according to a survey jointly conducted by China Institute for Employment Research (CIER) under Renmin University of China, released here today. Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia to Reduce Rubber Exports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15970&SEO=thailand-indonesia-malaysia-to-reduce-rubber-exports 24 de julio de 2017, 00:20Bangkok, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the three major producers of rubber latex in Southeast Asia, might reduce their exports of that product to balance international prices. Bolivian Government Benefits Over 150 Families with New Dam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15965&SEO=bolivian-government-benefits-over-150-families-with-new-dam 23 de julio de 2017, 12:03 La Paz, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated a dam and an irrigation system today in the department of Chuquisaca, where more than 150 low-income families will benefit from the works. Russia Considers EU's Support for U.S. Sanctions Unlikely http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15964&SEO=russia-considers-eus-support-for-u.s.-sanctions-unlikely Moscow, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia on Sunday considered that the European Union (EU)''s support for the new unilateral sanctions debated in the U.S. Congress, with implications for the energy and banking sectors, is unlikely. Vietnam Gains Ground in World Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15955&SEO=vietnam-gains-ground-in-world-tourism Por Alberto Salazar *Hanoi (Prensa Latina) Practically ignored in world tourist circuits until a few years ago, Vietnam has been gaining ground in international tourism and has become one of the fastest-growing destinations on the planet. Titicaca Lake in Bolivia as Tourist Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15949&SEO=titicaca-lake-in-bolivia-as-tourist-destination La Paz, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Cultures Wilma Alanoca announced that next Tuesday 25 will make the official launch of the tourist destination Titicaca Fascinating, the highest navigable lake in the world. Tourist Visits to Cuban Destination Jardines del Rey Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15934&SEO=tourist-visits-to-cuban-destination-jardines-del-rey-increase Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban destination Jardines del Rey was visited by more than 230,000 tourists from different countries during the first six months, to total a 13 percent increase. Vietnam, Indonesia Agree to Increase Trade to $10 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15932&SEO=vietnam-indonesia-agree-to-increase-trade-to-10-billion-usd Jakarta, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Indonesia agreed to make efforts to increase cooperation and committed to rise the amount of their bilateral trade up to $10 billion USD in an immediate future. Export of US Rice to China Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15929&SEO=export-of-us-rice-to-china-announced 21 de julio de 2017, 17:45Washington, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) China, the largest producer of rice worldwide, will import that product from the United States for the first time, after a new trade agreement between the two countries, according to press reports Friday. Cuban Delegation in Colombian Agro-Expo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15913&SEO=cuban-delegation-in-colombian-agro-expo Bogota, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban delegation that attends today the 21st Agroexpo-2017 International Agricultural Fair held a wide academic and commercial exchange in the agroindustrial sector, according to Martha Calzadilla, Trade and Exhibition specialist at the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC) and coordinator of Cuban delegation that is participating in this fair that opened last July 13, in Corferia. Over 12,000 Migrants Expel From Germany in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15912&SEO=over-12000-migrants-expel-from-germany-in-2017 Berlin, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 12,545 migrants and asylum seekers were deported from Germany in the first six months of 2017, as revealed by Funke media group. Seven Caribbean Nations Suffer Accute Shortage of Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15910&SEO=seven-caribbean-nations-suffer-accute-shortage-of-water Bridgetown, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Seven Caribbean nations are among the 36 most affected by shortage of water and Barbados is among the 10 most serious cases, reported Caribbean News Service website on Friday. Vietnam Consolidates Rice-Exporting Capacity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15906&SEO=vietnam-consolidates-rice-exporting-capacity Hanoi, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has consolidated itself as the world's third largest rice-exporting nation by selling 2.66 million tonnes in the first half of the year, which brought $1 billion and 650,000 USD, according to the National Food Association. Rainy Season to Worsen Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15904&SEO=rainy-season-to-worsen-cholera-in-yemen London, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The rainy season will worsen the cholera epidemic in Yemen and the number of cases could reach 60,000, further aggravating the impact of the civil war in the country, Oxfam warned. Mexican Ex-Governor's Wife Managed Illicit Operations. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15900&SEO=mexican-ex-governors-wife-managed-illicit-operations. Mexico, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The wife of ex-governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, who was arrested under money laundering and organized crime charges,it was confirmed that she was the person that managed the illicit operations, according to the statement by witnesses of the Attorney General''s Office. Uruguay to Carry Out 28 Big Development Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15899&SEO=uruguay-to-carry-out-28-big-development-projects Montevideo, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay will execute 28 big development projects over the next months in the 18 departments inside the country through the Subnational Management and Development Program, reported today official sources. Uruguay and Cuba to Jointly Research Bolivian Coca Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15896&SEO=uruguay-and-cuba-to-jointly-research-bolivian-coca-products La Paz, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay and Cuba will research the medicinal and nutritional values of the coca leave, informed the person in charge of the Industrialization Unit of the Vice Ministry of that plant in Bolivia, Jesus Sanez. Asian Bank with Better Vision for Regional Eonomy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15885&SEO=asian-bank-with-better-vision-for-regional-eonomy Hanoi, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has corrected today its prediction for the 2017 regional economy by a 5.9 percent growth, two tenths higher than the original estimate. New Mexican Bidding for Deep-water Oil Wells http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15882&SEO=new-mexican-bidding-for-deep-water-oil-wells México, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) New bidding for deep-water oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico is scheduled for January 31, announced here Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell. Caricom to Assess Main Trade Instruments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15881&SEO=caricom-to-assess-main-trade-instruments Georgetown, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) A comprehensive review of the main trade instruments of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will take place next week, said local media today. Canadian Party Demands Gov't to Explain on NAFTA Renegotiation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15879&SEO=canadian-party-demands-govt-to-explain-on-nafta-renegotiation Ottawa, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s New Democratic Party demands Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to explain before a federal committee the priorities of his government in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Panamanian Party Demands Respect for National Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15867&SEO=panamanian-party-demands-respect-for-national-sovereignty Panama, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) demanded that the Panamanian government have national sovereignty respected in the case of the extraterritorial sanctions taken by the United States on the newspapers La Estrella de Panama and El Siglo (GESE), it was reported today. Business Round in Bolivia Wants to Generate 70M Dollars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15866&SEO=business-round-in-bolivia-wants-to-generate-70m-dollars La Paz, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) With the participationof 300 national and international enterprises, the 10th International Business Round of the National Chamber of Commerce of Bolivia (CNC) wants to generate 70 million dollars in agreements. Ninth Meeting of Cooperation Between CARICOM and the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15862&SEO=ninth-meeting-of-cooperation-between-caricom-and-the-un Georgetown, Guyana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community of States (CARICOM) and the United Nations held the ninth meeting of cooperation, starting Thursday, reported local daily press media. Poland Challenges EU and Passes Controversial Judicial Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15856&SEO=poland-challenges-eu-and-passes-controversial-judicial-reforms Warsaw, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The lower house of the Polish Parliament has passed today a controversial judicial reform despite the strong opposition recently presented by the European Union (EU). Ecuadorean Government Takes Actions Against Child Labor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15851&SEO=ecuadorean-government-takes-actions-against-child-labor Quito, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean Government is currently taking some actions to wipe out child labor before 2021, which affects around 200,000 children. Syrian President Meets Iranian FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15849&SEO=syrian-president-meets-iranian-fm 20 de julio de 2017, 12:25Damascus, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad has met today with Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, and the delegation he leads. New Anti-Corruption Tool Activated in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15847&SEO=new-anti-corruption-tool-activated-in-mexico Mexico, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Mexican federal justice authorities have activated today the so-called anti-corruption button, which seeks to inform about the spread of actions of that scourge, encourage the culture of legality and civic values among the population. MERCOSUR Returns to its Origins, Assured Paraguayan FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15844&SEO=mercosur-returns-to-its-origins-assured-paraguayan-fm Asuncion, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga assured that the South Common Market (MERCOSUR) has returned to its origins in economic and commercial progress, reported the Foreign Ministry here today. 13 Golden Degrees Granted in Cuban University Doctors Graduation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15843&SEO=13-golden-degrees-granted-in-cuban-university-doctors-graduation Matanzas, Cuba, July 20 (Prensa Latina) 13 Summa Cum Laude and eight Scientific Merit Awards are the balance of the promotion granted today to medical diplomas after concluding here studies at the University of Medical Sciences Juan Guiteras Gener (UCMJGG). Humans Have Produced 8,3 Billion Metric Tonnes of Plastic Since 1950 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15842&SEO=humans-have-produced-83-billion-metric-tonnes-of-plastic-since-1950 Washington, July 20 (Prensa Latina) Humans has produced 8,3 billion metric tonnes of plastic by 2015, most of which now resides in landfills or in the sea, according to a research published today in the Science Advances magazine. Immigrants' Contribution Essential to Italian Economy and Welfare http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15840&SEO=immigrants-contribution-essential-to-italian-economy-and-welfare Rome, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The National Institute of Social Welfare President (INPS), Tito Boeri, has said today that regular immigration are providing Italy with weighty economic benefits. Colombian Agroexpo Exposes Famous Wagyu Cattle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15834&SEO=colombian-agroexpo-exposes-famous-wagyu-cattle Bogota, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The 21st edition of the International Agricultural Fair of Colombia, Agroexpo-2017, is presenting today for the first time the Japanese breed of beef cattle Wagyu -already adapted to the Andean climate-, which produces the famous Kobe meat, with high international value. Indian Economy Will Maintain Strong Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15826&SEO=indian-economy-will-maintain-strong-growth 20 de julio de 2017, 07:53New Delhi, April 20 (Prensa Latina) Driven by strong consumption, the Indian economy will grow 7,4 percent this year and 7,6 percent next year, today forecast the Asian Development Bank. Vietnam Sells Shoes to 50 Percent of the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15821&SEO=vietnam-sells-shoes-to-50-percent-of-the-world Hanoi, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese big shoe production has made this Asian country be the seller of shoes or similar items to almost 100 countries of the planet, 72 of which purchased these Vietnamese items for more than 1 million dollars in 2017, so far. Qatari Government Offers Aid to Agricultural Producers amid Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15819&SEO=qatari-government-offers-aid-to-agricultural-producers-amid-crisis Doha, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Qatari Government is boosting a plan to subsidize agricultural farms considered ''non-productive'' farms to help them contribute quality products to the local market, despite the boycott the country is currently going through. Ecuador Maintains Support World Global Reduction of Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15807&SEO=ecuador-maintains-support-world-global-reduction-of-oil Quito, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador kept its commitment to maintain its support for the extension of a world reduction in global crude production, adopted by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), official sources reported today. UN: Africa Presents Demands for Regional Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15804&SEO=un-africa-presents-demands-for-regional-peace United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) presented its vision of the needs for the continent to play a more active role in preventing and finding the solution for its conflicts, in the United Nations Security Council Wednesday. Syrian Army Recovers More Oil Fields in Southern Raqqa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15799&SEO=syrian-army-recovers-more-oil-fields-in-southern-raqqa Damascus, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias have recovered the town of Rmelian, 15 oil wells, a gas field and two processing plants in southern Raqqa province, according to military reports. Turkey, Thailand to Establish Free Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15798&SEO=turkey-thailand-to-establish-free-trade-agreement Ankara, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and Thailand started talks in this capital Tuesday to establish a free trade agreement between the two countries, announced the Economy Ministry at the end of the meeting. Jamaica to Host Denbigh Show http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15797&SEO=jamaica-to-host-denbigh-show Kingston, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Agriculture and Health has officially opened today the Denbigh Show, considered the main commercial agricultural, industrial and food show in the English-speaking Caribbean, as confirmed by the President of Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS), Norman Grant. Nicaragua Can Always Count on Cuba: Says Miguel Diaz Canel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15793&SEO=nicaragua-can-always-count-on-cuba-says-miguel-diaz-canel Managua, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban first vice-president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, said here today that Nicaragua can always count on the support, friendship and solidarity of the Caribbean nation. Stronger Winds Heat Up West Antarctic Ice Melt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15792&SEO=stronger-winds-heat-up-west-antarctic-ice-melt Camberra,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina)Stronger winds 6000kms away on the East Antarctic, have generated waves that circle the continent at almost 700kmh. When these waves meet the steep underwater topography of the West Antarctic Peninsula they push warm water under the ice shelves. This helps explain the increased ice melt in this region that can lead trillion tonne ice shelves, like Larsen C, to break away from the continent. Colombia detects Two new Outbreak of Foot-and-mouth Disease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15791&SEO=colombia-detects-two-new-outbreak-of-foot-and-mouth-disease Bogota, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Two new outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease which tends to complicate the infection panorama in the country, were detected in Colombia, according to an information spread here today by the Agriculture Ministry. Wildfires in California Affect Thousands of People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15789&SEO=wildfires-in-california-affect-thousands-of-people Washington, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Over 5,000 Californians have so far left their homes in the center of this US western state due to a huge wildfire which began three days ago and uncontrollable for firefighters. Costa Rican Minister Defends UN Comprehensive Vision of Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15788&SEO=costa-rican-minister-defends-un-comprehensive-vision-of-development United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica''s Environment and Energy Minister, Edgar Gutierrez, has called today at the United Nations, to move towards sustainable development with a comprehensive vision that interweaves its economic, social and environmental dimensions. Heavy Rainfall Hits Istanbul Causing Million-Dollar Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15786&SEO=heavy-rainfall-hits-istanbul-causing-million-dollar-damage Istanbul, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The damage caused by heavy rains and floods in this city will cost around $60 million USD, according to preliminary estimates by insurance companies. Search for Missing People Due to Heavy Rains Continues in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15785&SEO=search-for-missing-people-due-to-heavy-rains-continues-in-japan Tokyo, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities are still searching for seven people missing due to heavy rains two weeks ago in the west of the country. Mexican Congress Ready to Face NAFTA Renegotiation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15784&SEO=mexican-congress-ready-to-face-nafta-renegotiation Mexico, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Congress has stated today its rejection to the United States'' pretensions to face the controversial trade measures in relation to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Major Cabinet Reshuffle in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15782&SEO=major-cabinet-reshuffle-in-turkey Ankara, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has submitted his cabinet reshuffle after a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. South Korea Consolidates Itself as Largest Investor in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15779&SEO=south-korea-consolidates-itself-as-largest-investor-in-vietnam Hanoi, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) South Korea heads the list of 120 countries and territories that bet more on Vietnam with a registered capital of 54.5 billion dollars, confirmed today in this capital the Foreign Investments Department. Cuba to Solve Energy Needs with Solar Panels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15778&SEO=cuba-to-solve-energy-needs-with-solar-panels Havana, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are working to solve the country''s energy needs by installing solar panels, above all in faraway communities nationwide. BRICS Countries to Expand Collaboration on Science and Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15766&SEO=brics-countries-to-expand-collaboration-on-science-and-technology Beijing, July 19 (Prensa Latina) BRICS-member nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) have set up an action plan to give a boost to science and technology cooperation among them, according to a statement released today. Tourist Arrival to India Increases in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15764&SEO=tourist-arrival-to-india-increases-in-2017 New Delhi, July 19 (Prensa Latina) India received almost 6,9 million foreign tourists in the first six months of this year, up 17,2 percent from the same period in 2016, today reported the Tourism Ministry. Positive Effects of Structural Reform in China Extolled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15762&SEO=positive-effects-of-structural-reform-in-china-extolled Beijing, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The structural reform on the offer side applied in China is having positive effects on economic growth, emphasize here official sources. Venezuela Rejects Threats From the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15745&SEO=venezuela-rejects-threats-from-the-usa Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry rejected Tuesday the threats for economic sanctions by the US government, and announced that it would deeply revise its relations with Washington. Intense Fire in Six Italian Regions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15743&SEO=intense-fire-in-six-italian-regions Rome, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The number of requests for interventions received by the Unified Air Operational Center of the Department of Civil Protection for the extinction of forest fires in Italy rose to 16. New Model Projects an Increase in Dust Storms in the U.S.A http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15742&SEO=new-model-projects-an-increase-in-dust-storms-in-the-u.s.a Washington, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina)Could the storms that once engulfed the Great Plains in clouds of black dust in the 1930's once again wreak havoc in the U.S.? Cuban and Mexican Universities Sign Agreement on the Caribbean Basin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15740&SEO=cuban-and-mexican-universities-sign-agreement-on-the-caribbean-basin Mexico, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Universities of Quintana Roo (UQROO) and Havana (UH) have signed an agreement to strengthen the curriculum of the Master´s of Applied Anthropology. Steps in France to Provide Security for Frightened Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15738&SEO=steps-in-france-to-provide-security-for-frightened-tourists 18 de julio de 2017, 12:14Paris, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Paris police has announced today that it will increase the security of several tourist sites protected against terror acts. Argentine Government Assists Areas Affected by Polar Wave http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15737&SEO=argentine-government-assists-areas-affected-by-polar-wave 18 de julio de 2017, 12:11Buenos Aires, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine government has launched an assistance mechanism for that areas hit by a polar wave, especially in Patagonia, where a record temperature of -25 degrees was recorded in Bariloche. Angola to Finance the Lauca Hydropower Plant Transportation System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15736&SEO=angola-to-finance-the-lauca-hydropower-plant-transportation-system Luanda, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has authorized the Ministry of Finance to seek external funds to complete the energy transportation system associated with the Lauca hydropower plant, an official source said. New U.S. Strategy to Renegotiate NAFTA Studied in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15734&SEO=new-u.s.-strategy-to-renegotiate-nafta-studied-in-canada Ottawa, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Canadian ambassador in Washington, David MacNaughton, presents today before provincial Prime Ministers the strategy of U.S. president, Donald Trump, to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Legislative Steps in California to Fight Global Warming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15733&SEO=legislative-steps-in-california-to-fight-global-warming Washington, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The US state of California is currently having strict steps to fight global warming till 2030 thanks to the stance taken by local lawmakers. 'I will Fight Until the End to Defend My Dignity', Says Lula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15732&SEO=i-will-fight-until-the-end-to-defend-my-dignity-says-lula Brasilia, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Tuesday repeated his conviction that he is a victim of true political persecution, and assured that he will fight to the end for his dignity. Evo Morales to Attend Forum of Sao Paulo Meeting in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15731&SEO=evo-morales-to-attend-forum-of-sao-paulo-meeting-in-nicaragua La Paz, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will travel to Nicaragua to attend the 23rd Sao Paulo Forum which will be held in Managua on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista People´s Revolution. Venezuelan Non-Oil Exports Exceed 300 million USD in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15727&SEO=venezuelan-non-oil-exports-exceed-300-million-usd-in-2017 Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Over 300 million dollars in non-oil industrial exports of Venezuela were reported in the first half of the present year, 86 percent over the results of the same period of 2016. Putin Highlights Russia's Aerospace Development at MAKS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15726&SEO=putin-highlights-russias-aerospace-development-at-maks Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today highlighted the development of aerospace technology in his country, which has the potential to show the world, at the opening of the 12th International Aerospace Fair of Moscow (MAKS), being held at the Zhukovsky airport. Chile Registers Multibillion Investments in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15721&SEO=chile-registers-multibillion-investments-in-the-world 18 de julio de 2017, 09:53Santiago de Chile, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Chile registers investments in the world that reach 114 billion 230 million dollars, between 1990 to 2016, 92 percent of which concentrate in 10 countries, six of them in Latin America. Foreign Direct Investment Increases in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15711&SEO=foreign-direct-investment-increases-in-pakistan 18 de julio de 2017, 07:23Islamabad, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan received 2,410 million dollars in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the recent fiscal year 2016-17, up 4,6 percent from the previous year, today announced the Central Bank. Latin American Development Bank Will Keep Supporting Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15710&SEO=latin-american-development-bank-will-keep-supporting-bolivia 18 de julio de 2017, 04:19La Paz, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America Development Bank (CAF) will keep financing projects and technical cooperation actions in the water sector in Bolivia during the next few years, confirmed the financial institution. Aleppo's Industry Begins to Recover http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15707&SEO=aleppos-industry-begins-to-recover 18 de julio de 2017, 00:11Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Some 374 industrial plants and factories in Aleppo''s al-Sheikh Najjar industrial area have resumed production gradually reopening jobs for 1,200 workers in a city that was practically destroyed by the terrorist war imposed on Syria. Presidents of Cuba, Colombia Extol Good State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15706&SEO=presidents-of-cuba-colombia-extol-good-state-of-relations 17 de julio de 2017, 21:47Extol Good State of Relations Colombia's President Promotes Investments in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15701&SEO=colombias-president-promotes-investments-in-cuba 17 de julio de 2017, 15:25Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s President Juan Manuel Santos asserted here today that his country ''is very interested in investing in Cuba'', and urged Colombian businesspeople that accompany him on his current visit to identify opportunities and expand business on the island. Colombian President Honors Cuba's National Hero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15699&SEO=colombian-president-honors-cubas-national-hero Havana, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos paid tribute today to the Cuban National Hero Jose Marti in the Memorial of the Revolution Square, accompanied by the Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra. Poll: Philippinos Trust President Duterte http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15697&SEO=poll-philippinos-trust-president-duterte Manila,Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Majority of Filipinos expressed their approval for the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte, Vice President Leni Robredo and other top national officials, according to a Pulse Asia survey released today. Canadian Gov't and Opposition Join Forces to Help Displaced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15694&SEO=canadian-govt-and-opposition-join-forces-to-help-displaced Ottawa, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Public Security and Preparation for Emergencies Ralph Goodale, is joining their efforts to the ones by opposition leader Todd Doherty, with the aim to take care of the evacuated people by fires in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Dominica Alerts of Low Pressure System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15693&SEO=dominica-alerts-of-low-pressure-system Roseau, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Commonwealth of Dominica have alerted people to the presence in the vicinity of the archipelago of a low pressure system moving southward. Climate Change Threatens Asia-Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15692&SEO=climate-change-threatens-asia-pacific Hanoi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) With a typhoon on the doorstep, a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was published here today that climate change could undermine the Asia-Pacific development. Congress of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15691&SEO=congress-of-agricultural-and-forestry-technicians-begins-in-cuba La Habana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Congress of the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Foresty Technicians (ACTAF), has begun today with the participation of about 300 delegates, who will previously pay tribute to the country''s phytosanitary workers. MPs to Focus on Chevron-Affected Areas in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15690&SEO=mps-to-focus-on-chevron-affected-areas-in-ecuador Quito, July 17 (Prensa Latina) A mission of the European Parliament is continuing a visit to Ecuador so as to verify the damage caused by the US Multinational Energy Corporation Chevron (formerly Texaco), which is the reason for the trial carried out by the indigenous communities. China Welcomes Talks Proposal Between Pyongyang and Seoul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15689&SEO=china-welcomes-talks-proposal-between-pyongyang-and-seoul Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China applauded today a proposal by the Republic of Korea to hold military talks and between Red Cross organizations with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), urging both sides to reach a consensus. 67-Percent US Citizens Rejects Trump's Twitter Habits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15688&SEO=67-percent-us-citizens-rejects-trumps-twitter-habits Washington, July 17 (Prensa Latina) 67 percent of US citizens disapproved of President Donald Trump''s unconventional Twitter habits to comunicate with the people, according to ABC News and The Washington Post. Legislative Rightwing Boycott Damages Salvadorian Tourist Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15687&SEO=legislative-rightwing-boycott-damages-salvadorian-tourist-industry San Salvador, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The legislative rightwing boycott by Salvadorian Republican Nationalist Alliance (ARENA) provoked the loss of 14,000 jobs in the local tourist industry, denounced the government Monday by a communique. Cuban Women Live Longer But Are Less Healthy, Study Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15686&SEO=cuban-women-live-longer-but-are-less-healthy-study-says Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Senior women in Cuba feel less healthy compared to men, a situation similar to that of other countries ranging from biological to cultural features, according to a recent study published here. China's GDP Grows 6.9 Percent in First Half of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15684&SEO=chinas-gdp-grows-6.9-percent-in-first-half-of-2017 Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown about 6.9 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year, about 38.15 trillion yuan ($5.62 trillion USD), the National Bureau of Statistics reported today. Argentina: Infant Mortality Increased in Buenos Aires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15683&SEO=argentina-infant-mortality-increased-in-buenos-aires Buenos Aires, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Infant mortality in Buenos Aires increased from 6.0 in 2015 to 7.2 percent in 2016, in a great part, because of the loss of adquisitive power by the most vulnerable sectors, said a report by local entity Fundación Soberanía Sanitaria. WTO to Develop Agricultural Sector of Developing Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15682&SEO=wto-to-develop-agricultural-sector-of-developing-countries Brussels, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Brazil proposed the World Trade Organization to start an initiative to favour the agricultural industry of developing countries, starting from an exention of any state subvention. Vivid Sculptures Attract Tourists in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15671&SEO=vivid-sculptures-attract-tourists-in-havana Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A number of mysterious sculptures in Havana are among the most significant attractions for foreign tourists visiting the Cuban capital. Precious Metals Discovered in Indian Waters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15665&SEO=precious-metals-discovered-in-indian-waters New Delhi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A team of Indian scientists discovered millions of tons of precious metals and other minerals deep under the waters surrounding the peninsular area of this country, today announced the Geological Survey of India (GSI). Somalia is in Its Third Week of an Internet Blackout http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15662&SEO=somalia-is-in-its-third-week-of-an-internet-blackout Mogadiscio,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The internet has been down in Somalia since June 24, when an anchor from a Swiss-owned ship, MSC Alice, cut the single fibre cable that links Somalia to the rest of the world. South Sudan Admits Launching Offensives in Rebel Stronghold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15659&SEO=south-sudan-admits-launching-offensives-in-rebel-stronghold Abuja,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan government admitted that its forces launched offensives to take control of Pagak, a stronghold of rebels loyal to former First Vice-President Riek Machar. Cuba Graduates New Group of International Chefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15657&SEO=cuba-graduates-new-group-of-international-chefs La Habana, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The Culinary Association of Cuba,FACRC, has graduated 24 Chefs of international ranking in its course corresponding to 2016-2017. India Aiming at $300bn Investment Target for Energy Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15648&SEO=india-aiming-at-300bn-investment-target-for-energy-program New Delhi, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) India wants to invest 300 billion USD over next decade to meet its surging oil and gas demand, as it needs to increase production of hydrocarbons, and then refine and transport them to households. China for Greater Cooperation with Central-Eastern European countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15643&SEO=china-for-greater-cooperation-with-central-eastern-european-countries Beijing, July 15 (Prensa Latina) China urged Central and Eastern European countries (ECW) to further expand cooperation within the framework of the Strip and Route Initiative, here today. We are Integrating Bolivia by Road Building, affirms Evo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15639&SEO=we-are-integrating-bolivia-by-road-building-affirms-evo La Paz, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales extolled the integration of Bolivia from East to West and from North to South through the construction of roads, when inaugurating today the two-way road San Roque-Huarinas in the La Paz Department. Treaty Provokes Agricultural Disaster in Mexico, Editorial Alert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15632&SEO=treaty-provokes-agricultural-disaster-in-mexico-editorial-alert Mexico, July 15 (Prensa Latina) The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) caused an agricultural disaster in Mexico, an editorial in the daily La Jornada warns. Cuban President Extols Validity of non-State Sector of the Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15631&SEO=cuban-president-extols-validity-of-non-state-sector-of-the-economy La Habana, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban president Raul Castro extolled the eve the validity of the non-state forms in the economy as method to generate jobs and diversify the offer of goods and services. Coffee Growing in Cuba, Advancing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15628&SEO=coffee-growing-in-cuba-advancing Por María Julia MayoralHavana (Prensa Latina) Still far from its maximum potential, coffee growing in Cuba is moving towards revival to reach eight thousand tons of gold coffee in 2017, according to an executive in the sector. After almost four years of investments, the main result is the transformation of plantations, which has led to the gradual increase of harvests, said engineer Elexis Legrá to Prensa Latina. Uruguayan Meat Export Operations still Increasing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15626&SEO=uruguayan-meat-export-operations-still-increasing Montevideo, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay obtained a total of 953 million dollars by the January meat export operations up to July, 16 percent more than the same period in 2016, reported the National Meat Institute (INAC). Trade Turnover Surges 26% between Russia, China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15620&SEO=trade-turnover-surges-26-between-russia-china Moscow, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Trade turnover between Russia and China surged 26% in the first half of 2017, reaching 39.78 billion USD before June, reported Russian Today (RT). Climate Change May Make it Too Hot to Fly, Study Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15619&SEO=climate-change-may-make-it-too-hot-to-fly-study-says Washington, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The rise of the temperatures caused by global warming will bring up problems for the taking off of planes in the next decades, predicted a study made by the University of Columbia, published today. State Budget 2016 Guaranteed Social Services in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15618&SEO=state-budget-2016-guaranteed-social-services-in-cuba Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban state budget managed to guarantee the financial demands for social services while supporting the funding required in the productive sphere, noted the Minister of Finance and Prices, Lina Pedraza. Fishermen Angry as Fukushima Releases Radioactive Water into Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15617&SEO=fishermen-angry-as-fukushima-releases-radioactive-water-into-ocean Tokyo, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Fishermen and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. Mexico Conducts a Census of Homeless Persons in the Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15616&SEO=mexico-conducts-a-census-of-homeless-persons-in-the-capital Mexico, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) About 1,600 brigade members from the Social Development Secretariat have conducted a census of homeless population 2017, in 16 delegations of Mexico City, was announced here today. Former Peruvian President and His Wife Spend the Night in Prison http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15610&SEO=former-peruvian-president-and-his-wife-spend-the-night-in-prison Lima, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife, Nadine Heredia, spent their first night in a detention center after a controversial arrest warrant issued against them by a judge in an money laundering investigation. US Activist Calls to Increase Pressure Against Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15608&SEO=us-activist-calls-to-increase-pressure-against-blockade-of-cuba New York, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Ike Nahem, coordinator of solidarity with Cuba in New York, has called today to increase pressure in the United States and the world against the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade to the island. Germany Welcomes Bilateral Commission on Colonia Dignidad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15604&SEO=germany-welcomes-bilateral-commission-on-colonia-dignidad Berlin, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Human rights activists have termed as positive the end of a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a Chilean-German Joint Commission to deal with the historical memory of the former Colonia Dignidad and the insertion of victims in the society. Buenos Aires Professors Ratify Struggle After Rejecting Proposal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15603&SEO=buenos-aires-professors-ratify-struggle-after-rejecting-proposal Buenos Aires, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Buenos Aires professors, member of the Union of Education Workers (UTE), have ratified today a fight plan after rebuffing the local Executive´s proposal to increase the salary by 21.5 percent, which they term it as insufficient. A Venezuelan Majority Not Trusting the Opposition to Solve the Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15602&SEO=a-venezuelan-majority-not-trusting-the-opposition-to-solve-the-crisis Caracas, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) A 71 percent of the Venezuelans believe that the national opposition lacks a concrete plan to overcome the current economic situation in the country, according to investigation carried out by Hinterlaces pollster. FAO Warns of Worsening Food Crisis in East Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15595&SEO=fao-warns-of-worsening-food-crisis-in-east-africa Rome, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) alerted here today that for three consecutive years of drought in East Africa worsened the food crisis in that region. No Poor in Vietnamese Province Devastated by War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15589&SEO=no-poor-in-vietnamese-province-devastated-by-war Hanoi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The southern province of Binh Duong shed the ashes of a devastating war in the 60s and 70s and now it is the first and only Vietnamese territory without poor families. Most Venezuelans Demand Economic Laws for Private Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15577&SEO=most-venezuelans-demand-economic-laws-for-private-companies Caracas, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 80 percent of the Venezuelan population believe that the Government should establish clear economic regulations for private companies, said today Oscar Shemel, head of the Hinterlaces polling firm. Congo Deputy Prime Minister in Angola to Talk of Refugees Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15567&SEO=congo-deputy-prime-minister-in-angola-to-talk-of-refugees-situation Luanda, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, She Leonare Oshintudu, arrived in Angola today for a tripartite meeting on the situation of refugees in this country. French President Welcomes German Chancellor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15565&SEO=french-president-welcomes-german-chancellor Paris, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting today, in the context of a minister council between both countries, held in this city. Colombia Proposes Global Deal to Fix Coffee Harvest Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15558&SEO=colombia-proposes-global-deal-to-fix-coffee-harvest-price Bogota, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The first World Forum on Coffee, held the last two days in the Colombian city of Medellin, closed its sessions with a Bogota proposal to fix a global price on coffee harvests. Paraguayan Guasu Front Against Lula da Silva Sentence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15557&SEO=paraguayan-guasu-front-against-lula-da-silva-sentence Asuncion, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The condemnation of former Brazilian president Lula Da Silva is a new blow to democracy in Brazil, the Paraguayan left-wing Front Guasu party (FG) believes today. More Than 1.5 Million Italian Families in Absolute Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15555&SEO=more-than-1.5-million-italian-families-in-absolute-poverty Rome, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The number of Italian families living in absolute poverty in 2016 has reached 1,619,000, equivalent to 6.3 percent of the whole country, the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) reported today. PEMEX Workers Accused of Stealing Fuel in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15553&SEO=pemex-workers-accused-of-stealing-fuel-in-mexico Mexico, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 600 workers, union members and reliable to the company Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), were accused of participating during one year in stealing fuel from the company, according top reports today. Experts Predict Increase in World Oil Demand in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15550&SEO=experts-predict-increase-in-world-oil-demand-in-2017 Paris, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency predicted that the world demand for oil will increase in 2017, while low prices have prevailed in the market for several months. Regional Railway Integration Ends Unasur Meeting in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15549&SEO=regional-railway-integration-ends-unasur-meeting-in-uruguay Montevideo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) With the presentation of a study to elaborate a strategy facilitating regional railway integration, ends today the meeting of the South American Council of Infrastructure and Planning (Cosiplan) of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur). Transpacific Trade Pact Members Agree to Continue without U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15544&SEO=transpacific-trade-pact-members-agree-to-continue-without-u.s. Tokyo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The 11 participant countries in the Transpacific Trade Association (TPP) agreed today to go forward with the multinational agreement of free trade without the U.S. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15543&SEO=bangladesh-sri-lanka-strengthen-ties Dhaka, July 13 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today began a three-day visit to Bangladesh focused on strengthening economic and trade ties between the two South Asian countries. A 6% Growth, a Huge Challenge for South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15539&SEO=a-6-growth-a-huge-challenge-for-south-africa Johannesburg, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) For South Africa to achieve a 6% growth the government will have to make ''extraordinary bold decisions'' to be able to change the economy, believes Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Pakistan's Trade Deficit Continues to Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15535&SEO=pakistans-trade-deficit-continues-to-increase 13 de julio de 2017, 07:59Islamabad, July 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan had a record trade deficit of 32,2 billion dollars in the fiscal year 2016-2017 as a result of declining exports and a historic increase in imports of 53 billion dollars, today reported official sources. Camaguey Wants to Rescue its Beaches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15528&SEO=camaguey-wants-to-rescue-its-beaches Camaguey, Cuba, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) In the east of the island of Cuba, the province of Camaguey presents 120 kilometers of beaches in the north and south keys, which are now threatened by natural disasters or events on the sand and the coast vegetation, especially in tourist zones. Cuba Encourages Young Students in Beekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15526&SEO=cuba-encourages-young-students-in-beekeeping Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) A national exhibition on beekeeping, made by activity groups, was opened here seeking to foster primary and high school students to approach that profession. Cuban Deputies Tackle Down on Tourism Performance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15519&SEO=cuban-deputies-tackle-down-on-tourism-performance Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban deputies gathered in the Commission for Attention to Services have dealt with the current performance of tourism as a strategic sector for social economic development of the nation. Cuban Food-Processing Industry Targeted by National Deputies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15511&SEO=cuban-food-processing-industry-targeted-by-national-deputies Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban food-processing industry is undergoing a phased recovery, which prioritizes the dairy and meat industries, given the financial, material and human impossibility of making progress in all sectors. Syrian Army Recaptures Important Oil Field in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15509&SEO=syrian-army-recaptures-important-oil-field-in-homs Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army was able to recaptured control over the oil field of Al Heil, in the province of Homs, about 200 kilometers from the capital, reported military sources today. Search for Missing People Due to Heavy Rains Continues in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15508&SEO=search-for-missing-people-due-to-heavy-rains-continues-in-japan Tokyo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities are still searching for 20 people missing due to heavy rains last week in the west of the country. Demand to Investigate Salvadoran Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15507&SEO=demand-to-investigate-salvadoran-banks San Salvador, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The financial enties involved in the privatization of the Salvadoran banks at the end of the 20th Century were summoned to reveal all the documents hidden in the traumatic process. New Coin Celebrates 150 Years of Ceylon Tea in Sri Lanka http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15504&SEO=new-coin-celebrates-150-years-of-ceylon-tea-in-sri-lanka Colombo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued today a commemorative coin with a face value of Rs 10 to celebrate the 150 years of Ceylon tea, recognizing its contribution to the national economy. Turkey Will Keep Standing With Qatar,Says Economy Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15502&SEO=turkey-will-keep-standing-with-qatarsays-economy-minister Ankara, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will continue to meet Qatar''s daily and long-term needs through exporting necessary supplies, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said today. Former BSI Banker Yeo Jiawei Sentenced to Additional Jail Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15499&SEO=former-bsi-banker-yeo-jiawei-sentenced-to-additional-jail-time Singapur, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A Singapore court jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for four and a half years today for money laundering and cheating in a case linked to an investigation involving the Malaysian fund 1MDB. Mexico Discovers Important Oil Reserve in Gulf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15490&SEO=mexico-discovers-important-oil-reserve-in-gulf Mexico, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The oil company Sierra Oil and Gas announced the discovery of an oil field in the coast of southeastern Mexico, whose reserves are estimated between 1.4 billion and 2 billion barrels, was released today. UNASUR Analyzes Action Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15484&SEO=unasur-analyzes-action-plan Montevideo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The analysis and diagnosis of the 2012-2022 Strategic Action Plan (PAE, in Spanish) is the focus of debates on the second day of the regional meeting on the infrastructure of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which will close on Thursday. Mexican Oil Production Touches Bottom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15480&SEO=mexican-oil-production-touches-bottom México, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil extraction in Mexico will fall by the end of this year below the two million barrels per day, its lowest level since 1980, it was known today. Syria Hosts Information Technology Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15481&SEO=syria-hosts-information-technology-fair Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A fair specialized in information technology was opened today in Damascus in the presence of 30 national companies and more than 100 new and innovative brands. Union Cuba-Petroleo Attends World Congress in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15479&SEO=union-cuba-petroleo-attends-world-congress-in-turkey Havana, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Union Cuba-Petroleo (CUPET) company is participating in the World Petroleum Congress, which continues today in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Iran, Pakistan Optimistic over Trade Turnover http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15477&SEO=iran-pakistan-optimistic-over-trade-turnover Tehran, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran and Pakistan are optimistic they would achieve the target of $5 billion USD bilateral trade in coming years despite some hurdles. Nepal Tourism Revenues Increase in Current Fiscal Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15473&SEO=nepal-tourism-revenues-increase-in-current-fiscal-year Kathmandu, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Nepal''s tourism revenues increased by 41,9 percent in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, reaching 534,8 million dollars, today revealed the Central Bank. Industrial Summit Proposed for 2019 in Russian Innoprom Expo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15471&SEO=industrial-summit-proposed-for-2019-in-russian-innoprom-expo Ekaterimburgh, Russia, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Minister of Trade and Industry, Denis Manturov, supported the initiative of Sverdlov province, Evgueni Kuibashev, to host an industrial sunmit as part of the Innoprom-2019 expo in this city. Bolivian Central Bank Reports International Reserves Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15467&SEO=bolivian-central-bank-reports-international-reserves-increase La Paz, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Central Bank (BCB) reported today that the country''s international net reserves (RIN) increased from $10.081 billion USD to $10.306 billion USD in the first half opf this year. Cuba Encourages Local Food Production, says Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15463&SEO=cuba-encourages-local-food-production-says-minister Havana, July 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba encourages local food output to substitute imports and ensure a better supply of fresh products to families, according to the Cuban Agriculture Minister (MINAG), Gustavo Rodriguez. Malaysia May Reevaluate Trade With France Over Palm Biofuels Stand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15445&SEO=malaysia-may-reevaluate-trade-with-france-over-palm-biofuels-stand 11 de julio de 2017, 13:12Kuala Lumpur,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia will be compelled to reevaluate options on trade with France if the country keeps its stand on palm biofuels, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. Boko Haram's Links With Mali Terrorists, Threat to Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15443&SEO=boko-harams-links-with-mali-terrorists-threat-to-nigeria 11 de julio de 2017, 12:46Abuja,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina)The Chief of Army Staff of Nigeriaa, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, today said Boko Haram terrorists had strong links with terror groups in northern Mali. Solar Energy Makes Progress in Eastern Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15437&SEO=solar-energy-makes-progress-in-eastern-cuba 11 de julio de 2017, 12:11Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The use of solar energy is today one of the main bets of the island''s authorities in order to benefit the economy of the island, official sources said today. Paraguayan Farmers Join Mobilization Protest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15435&SEO=paraguayan-farmers-join-mobilization-protest 11 de julio de 2017, 11:54Asuncion, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The center of this capital is today full of mobilized Paraguayan farmers as happened in April 2016, this time to demand compliance with the then agreements with the government. Great International Attendance to Colombia Coffee Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15431&SEO=great-international-attendance-to-colombia-coffee-forum 11 de julio de 2017, 11:19Bogota, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian National Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) will celebrate its 90th anniversary in the city of Medellín in the middle of the first World Grain Forum, which began today with the participation of 800 delegates from 45 countries. Significant Fall in World Energy Investment in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15430&SEO=significant-fall-in-world-energy-investment-in-2016 11 de julio de 2017, 11:13París, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) World investment in the energy sector fell by 12 percent in 2016, due to the stoppage of new projects due to the low prices of crude oil. Russian Industry: In and Out of the Battlefield http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15427&SEO=russian-industry-in-and-out-of-the-battlefield 11 de julio de 2017, 10:25By Antonio Rondón García, Special Envoy World Major Economies Grow Steadily, OECD Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15418&SEO=world-major-economies-grow-steadily-oecd-says Paris, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) noted that the growth of the main world economies is tending to stable expansion. Traffic Congestion Causes Severe Damage to Indian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15412&SEO=traffic-congestion-causes-severe-damage-to-indian-capital 11 de julio de 2017, 07:34New Delhi, July 11 (Prensa Latina) The serious traffic congestion in New Delhi causes severe economic and environmental damages in the city, one of the most polluted in the world, today warned a study. Colombia Hosts World Forum of Coffee Producers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15410&SEO=colombia-hosts-world-forum-of-coffee-producers 11 de julio de 2017, 00:30Bogota, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The city of Medellin will host from today and until tomorrow, the First World Forum of Coffee Producers which will gather renowned personalities of this sector worldwide. South Korea to Donate Plants for Research on Bolivian Quinoa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15406&SEO=south-korea-to-donate-plants-for-research-on-bolivian-quinoa 11 de julio de 2017, 00:20La Paz, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean Government will donate to Bolivia two modern plants for scientific research on quinoa, as part of the project Agricultural Productivity Improvement in the Altiplano Cuba to Increase Water Investments in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15403&SEO=cuba-to-increase-water-investments-in-2017 10 de julio de 2017, 18:34Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will increase water investments seeking to mitigate the effects of the drought in 2017, which will represent additional expenses of more than $37 million USD, said today a senior official of that sector. Cuba to Expand Tobacco Plantations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15385&SEO=cuba-to-expand-tobacco-plantations 10 de julio de 2017, 15:14Pinar del Rio, Cuba, July 10 (Prensa Latina) This western Cuban province, termed as the largest tobacco-producing region nationwide, is focused on boosting 700-hectare tobacco plantations for coming campaign, whose initial sowing is set for October. South Africa Joins Multi-National Free Trade Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15383&SEO=south-africa-joins-multi-national-free-trade-area Pretoria, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has become the 19th country to sign an agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) designed to foster regional development and integration. Report Puts Pakistani Prime Minister on the Ropes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15378&SEO=report-puts-pakistani-prime-minister-on-the-ropes Islamabad, Jul 10 (prensa Latina) A team investigating Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two of his sons for a suspected corruption case today recommended the opening of a case on the issue, what triggered intense national debate. About 58.7 Percent of Children Under 17 Are Poor in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15377&SEO=about-58.7-percent-of-children-under-17-are-poor-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) About 58.7 percent of children under 17 years old are living in structural poverty, according to a report from the Childhood Social Debt, dependent on the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA). USA Agents in Charge of Coup Plan in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15375&SEO=usa-agents-in-charge-of-coup-plan-in-venezuela Caracas, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Journalist Jose Vicente Rangel has affirmed today that the coup d''Etat in progress in Venezuela has been worked in U.S. war laboratories by specialists in destabilizing activities. France Plans to Close About 17 Nuclear Reactors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15374&SEO=france-plans-to-close-about-17-nuclear-reactors Paris, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The French government announced today the closure of up to 17 nuclear reactors in order to comply with an energy transition law, announced today the French Minister for Ecological Transition, Nicolas Hulot. Spain Develops Model Based on Meteorology to Prevent Dengue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15372&SEO=spain-develops-model-based-on-meteorology-to-prevent-dengue Madrid, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists have developed a model based on the weather forecast to detect early cases of dengue fever, confirmed a research of the Barcelona Global Health Institute (IS Global). China, Asean Strengthen Trade and Economic Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15369&SEO=china-asean-strengthen-trade-and-economic-links Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of Southe Eastern Asia Nations (Asean) advanced in strengthening trade and economic relations due mainly to political confidence and the annual between both parts, it was highlighted here today. China Concludes Extraction of Ice Fuel Test http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15363&SEO=china-concludes-extraction-of-ice-fuel-test Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts concluded a extraction test of gas hydrate, known as fuel ice, another major breakthrough today in this nation''s quest for alternative energy sources. Turkey Hosts 22nd World Petroleum Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15360&SEO=turkey-hosts-22nd-world-petroleum-congress Istanbul, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Under the theme ''Bridges to Our Energy Future'', the 22nd World Petroleum Congress began today its working sessions, in which about 50 Energy ministers and high representatives of companies in the sector will be involved. Opportunities and Challenges in Chinese Auto, Spare Parts Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15357&SEO=opportunities-and-challenges-in-chinese-auto-spare-parts-market Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The fast development of the auto and spare parts market in China shows the world that despite challenges, opportunities in that sector are greater with the manufacturing of electrtic, intelligent and conventional vehicles. Tobacco Areas to Increase in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15355&SEO=tobacco-areas-to-increase-in-cuba Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Considered the greatest tobacco producing region in the country, this western Cuban province will increase 700 hectares for the crop of the solanaceous leaf in the coming campaign, and the initial plantings are scheduled for October. India reaches Foreign Exchange Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15348&SEO=india-reaches-foreign-exchange-record New Delhi, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) India''s foreign exchange reserves reached a historic record at the end of last week, surpassing 386.540 million dollars, four billion more than the previous period, official sources reported today. Cuba Is among Fastest-Growing Tourist Destinations in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15336&SEO=cuba-is-among-fastest-growing-tourist-destinations-in-costa-rica San Jose, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is currently among Costa Ricans'' favorite tourist destinations, with a growth of 72 percent in 2016, according to statistics from the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners, La Nacion newspaper reported. Cuba, Gabon Express Interest in Doing Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15335&SEO=cuba-gabon-express-interest-in-doing-business Havana, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) In the framework of the State visit to Cuba by the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, meetings were held between businesspeople from the two countries. G20 Agrees on Free Trade and Condemns Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15330&SEO=g20-agrees-on-free-trade-and-condemns-protectionism Hamburg, Germany, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Group of Twenty (G20) today supported free trade and condemned protectionism, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of the summit of the world''s most industrialized and emerging economies. Evo Urges G20 to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons and Walls against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15324&SEO=evo-urges-g20-to-eliminate-nuclear-weapons-and-walls-against-migrants La Paz, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today called on the member countries of the Group of 20 (G20) to eliminate the walls against migrants and nuclear weapons. Erdogan Presents Relations with Russia as Example http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15322&SEO=erdogan-presents-relations-with-russia-as-example Hamburg, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia, Vladimir Putin, met today in the framework of the Summit of the G20 being held here, where they lauded their countries'' good relations and analyzed the situation in Syria. Renewable Energy, A way to the Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15318&SEO=renewable-energy-a-way-to-the-future Teyuné Díaz Díaz * To Stop Famine Demands Investments: FAO-WFP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15316&SEO=to-stop-famine-demands-investments-fao-wfp 08 de julio de 2017, 00:20Rome, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) coincided here that to stop famine in countries like Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, urgently requires more humanitarian support, and a greater investment. Gabonese Government Interested in Investing in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15305&SEO=gabonese-government-interested-in-investing-in-cuba 07 de julio de 2017, 17:20Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Gabonese Government officials expressed today in an economic forum the interest of investing in Cuba in the fishing industry, health and tobacco marketing. Trump Repeats Intention to Make Mexico Pay for Border Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15304&SEO=trump-repeats-intention-to-make-mexico-pay-for-border-wall 07 de julio de 2017, 16:51Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the United States, Donald Trump, reiterated today the intention of his government to make Mexico pay for the construction of a Wall in the common boreder, after meeting his peer Enrique Peña Nieto. Trump Repeats Intention to Make Mexico Pay for Border Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15303&SEO=trump-repeats-intention-to-make-mexico-pay-for-border-wall 07 de julio de 2017, 16:47Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the United States, Donald Trump, reiterated today the intention of his government to make Mexico pay for the construction of a Wall in the common boreder, after meeting his peer Enrique Peña Nieto. Cuba and Gabon to Identify Potential Businesses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15301&SEO=cuba-and-gabon-to-identify-potential-businesses 07 de julio de 2017, 16:28Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Gabonese Republic President Ali Bongo Ondimba expressed today in this capital his willingness to extend the economic exchange and trade between both States, after presiding o Mongolia First Satellite Starts Operations in Space http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15289&SEO=mongolia-first-satellite-starts-operations-in-space Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mazaalai, the first satellite of Mongolia, will begin its operations in space today, offering high resolution images of the Earth at an altitude of 400 kilometers and will broadcast national anthems and Mongolian signals. Mongolia on Presidential Election Second Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15288&SEO=mongolia-on-presidential-election-second-round Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia is on the second presidential electoral round after no candidate has reached enough votes to win in the first round. European Union Warns US on Custom Duties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15283&SEO=european-union-warns-us-on-custom-duties Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned the United States on the possibility of taking countermeasures if President Donald Trump imposes custom duties on steel from the Old Continent. Habanos, an Excellent Welcome at the Chinese Tobacco Monopoly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15282&SEO=habanos-an-excellent-welcome-at-the-chinese-tobacco-monopoly By Damy Vales Arab Countries Announce New Sanctions Against Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15281&SEO=arab-countries-announce-new-sanctions-against-qatar Cairo, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Qatar will be subject to further sanctions for Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, a joint statement says here today, some few hours after a meeting of foreign ministers from those states. Biggest Solidarity Economy Fair of Latin America Starts Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15276&SEO=biggest-solidarity-economy-fair-of-latin-america-starts-today Brasilia, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The biggest gathering on solidarity economy of Latin America, the International Cooperativism Fair (Feicoop) starts today in the gaucho city of Santa Maria, in the central region of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. G20 Summit in Hamburg Starts Amid Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15275&SEO=g20-summit-in-hamburg-starts-amid-protests By Harald Neuber India Declared Bird Flu-Free http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15263&SEO=india-declared-bird-flu-free New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) India has declared itself free of bird flu, a move that will help it resume exporting poultry products to several countries that banned the purchase earlier this year, today announced the Agriculture Ministry. Microsoft To Dismiss Thousands of Workers in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15259&SEO=microsoft-to-dismiss-thousands-of-workers-in-the-world Washington, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Microsoft announced a global reshuffle of the company to boost its growth on the cloud, something that represents up to 3,000 workers dismissed in various places in the world. Germany to Call for Fair Trade Regulations at G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15255&SEO=germany-to-call-for-fair-trade-regulations-at-g20-summit Hamburg, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) German chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany will defend free trade with fair regulations at the G20 Summit, starting here tomoday amid differences and social protests. Famous Professor Assumes Cuban Toruism, Gastronomic Chair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15249&SEO=famous-professor-assumes-cuban-toruism-gastronomic-chair Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The professor, chef and researcher Jorge Méndez assumed the presidency of the of Gastronomy and Tourism Chair of Cuba, replacing the journalist and writer Ciro Bianchi, noted a report of that sector today. Cuban French Origin City Attracts Foreign Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15240&SEO=cuban-french-origin-city-attracts-foreign-tourists Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban French-origin city of Cienfuegos is now attracting more foreign tourists, because of its historical center, which has been recognized as a United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization''s (UNESCO) Cultural Patrimony since 2005, and its strong French influence. New Tropical Depression Taking Shape in Central Atlantic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15238&SEO=new-tropical-depression-taking-shape-in-central-atlantic Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Meteorology Institute (ISMET) Prediction Center highlighted today in its website the formation of a new tropical depression in the central Atlantic, the fourth this season. Cuban Cultural Fair Arte en la Rampa Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15233&SEO=cuban-cultural-fair-arte-en-la-rampa-begins Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the cultural fair Arte en la Rampa (Arts at La Rampa) begins today at the cultural center Pabellon Cuba, in this capital, with the participation of more than 100 exhibitors. Cuba to Create Environmental Information System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15231&SEO=cuba-to-create-environmental-information-system Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the Institute of Tropical Geography (IGT) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), lead a project to create the environmental information system of Cuba 2017-2021, reported today Granma newspaper. Vietnam Strongly Condemns Beheading of 2 Citizens in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15229&SEO=vietnam-strongly-condemns-beheading-of-2-citizens-in-philippines Manila,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Embassy of Vietnam in Manila today called on the Philippine government to ''properly punish'' those behind the beheading of two Vietnamese nationals in Mindanao. Beef and Wheat Rocketed in June FAO Price Index http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15227&SEO=beef-and-wheat-rocketed-in-june-fao-price-index Rome, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The FAO price index rose by 1.4 percent in June compared to the previous month boosted by rises in wheat and beef, according to a report published here today. Cuba Strongly Rejects Resolution Adopted by European Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15226&SEO=cuba-strongly-rejects-resolution-adopted-by-european-parliament Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly considers ''unacceptable'' the resolution on the Caribbean island adopted by the European Parliament on July 5, in a statement issued by its Committee on International Relations. Cubanacan Hotel Group Turns 30 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15223&SEO=cubanacan-hotel-group-turns-30 Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cubanacan hotel group is celebrating three decades of experiences, when it receives about 40 percent of foreign visitors arriving on the island, it was officially reported today. China and Germany Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15219&SEO=china-and-germany-agree-to-strengthen-bilateral-ties Beijing, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on an official visit to Germany today, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to upgrade bilateral relations and design a new project for the future development of the integral strategic association. Pakistan Works to Achieve Energy Self-sufficiency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15207&SEO=pakistan-works-to-achieve-energy-self-sufficiency 06 de julio de 2017, 07:54Islamabad, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Over the past four years, Pakistan recorded a 79-percent increase in oil and gas exploration activities as part of an official strategy to achieve energy self-sufficiency, government sources revealed today. Pakistan Works to Achieve Energy Self-sufficiency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15208&SEO=pakistan-works-to-achieve-energy-self-sufficiency 06 de julio de 2017, 07:53Islamabad, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Over the past four years, Pakistan recorded a 79-percent increase in oil and gas exploration activities as part of an official strategy to achieve energy self-sufficiency, government sources revealed today. Despite Ongoing Conflict, Syria Rebuilds Infrastructure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15202&SEO=despite-ongoing-conflict-syria-rebuilds-infrastructure Damascus, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Amidst a still intense conflict, spurred from abroad, the Syrian Government makes big efforts to rebuild infrastructure, as the rehabilitation of schools, hospital, gas wells, power lines, water supply, homes among other relevant public works. Cuban Congress of Forestry Technicians Promotes Agroecology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15199&SEO=cuban-congress-of-forestry-technicians-promotes-agroecology Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Agro-ecology as a method of obtaining healthy products will be promoted by the 5th Congress of the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians (Actaf), which will be held this month, its organizers reported Wednesday. Fourteen Countries to Bolivian Fair in La Paz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15197&SEO=fourteen-countries-to-bolivian-fair-in-la-paz La Paz, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Exhibitors from 14 countries confirmed their participation in the 3rd edition of the fair called ''La Paz Expone (La Paz Exhibits) from July 14 to 23, as revealed by the Bolivian Economy Ministry''s Unit for Program and Project Coordination. Bolivia to Present Law for International Trade of Quinua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15194&SEO=bolivia-to-present-law-for-international-trade-of-quinua La Paz, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia prepares a bill of law for the international trade of the known as ''grain of gold'', which will be presented by the middle of this month in Geneva, informed the director of the Quinua International Center (CIQ), Edgar Soliz. Equatorial Guinea Seeks More efficient Diversification and Productio http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15192&SEO=equatorial-guinea-seeks-more-efficient-diversification-and-productio Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Seeking economic diversification and more efficient production are among the main actions in Equatorial Guinea, faced with the low oil prices, said today the minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang. EU and Japan Ready to Sign Free Trade Bilateral Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15190&SEO=eu-and-japan-ready-to-sign-free-trade-bilateral-agreement Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Japan reached a political agreement on key issues of the free trade agreement that the two parties have negotiated for four years, said today a spokesperson for EU. FAO Supports Rural Development in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15174&SEO=fao-supports-rural-development-in-colombia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Jose Graziano da Silva, general director of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) outlined here the significance of rural development for the peace process in Colombia. EU and Japan Sign Political Agreement on Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15170&SEO=eu-and-japan-sign-political-agreement-on-free-trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union and Japan signed a political agreement on the free trade treaty they are negotiating since 2013, said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom here Wednesday. Japan's Population Falls For Eighth Straight Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15165&SEO=japans-population-falls-for-eighth-straight-year Tokyo,Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s population, excluding foreign residents, fell last year at the fastest pace since the current survey started in 1968 as the number of births fell below 1 million, government data showed Wednesday. Austria Plays Down Spat With Italy Over Border Controls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15164&SEO=austria-plays-down-spat-with-italy-over-border-controls Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Austria today played down a dispute with Italy over possible controls at their shared border, saying Rome had misunderstood its intentions when it spelled out military preparations for any future influx of migrants. Volvo Becomes First Major Car Manufacturer to Go All Electric http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15163&SEO=volvo-becomes-first-major-car-manufacturer-to-go-all-electric Stockolm,Jul 5 (Prensa Latina)Volvo Cars will become the first major car manufacturer to go all electric, with the Swedish company saying that every new car in its range will have an electric power train available from 2019. European Union Wants Fair Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15162&SEO=european-union-wants-fair-trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has expressed today its desire to achieve a fair trade, ahead of the G-20 summit (more industrialized countries) scheduled for the following weekend. Uruguay, Vietnam to Increase Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15155&SEO=uruguay-vietnam-to-increase-bilateral-ties Montevideo, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The relationships of friendship, cooperation and mutual respect between Uruguay and Vietnam were highlighted here during the 2nd Meeting of the Bilateral Consultations Mechanism, an official source reported today. Caricom Shuns Interference and Defends Constitutionality of Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15152&SEO=caricom-shuns-interference-and-defends-constitutionality-of-venezuela Saint George''s, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) After the approval of a favorable pronouncement of defending non-foreign interference, the support to the State of Law and constitutionality in Venezuela, ends today the 38th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom). Dengue Outbreak in Sri Lanka Kills 225 People This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15124&SEO=dengue-outbreak-in-sri-lanka-kills-225-people-this-year Colombo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 225 people have died in Sri Lanka this year due to what is considered the deadliest dengue outbreak in that island, health officials reported today. Cuba Undertakes Actions to Protect Sea Turtle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15122&SEO=cuba-undertakes-actions-to-protect-sea-turtle Ciego de Avila. Cuba, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The sea turtle festival in the town of Júcaro, south of this city, involved an important practice to preserve the species in the Jardines de la Reina National Park in the Cuban central region. Foreign Ministry Creates Resentment, Skepticism in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15120&SEO=foreign-ministry-creates-resentment-skepticism-in-uruguay Montevideo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa''s announcement that Uruguay wants to be an associated State of the Pacific Alliance arouses here today resentment and skepticism among sectors of the Frente Amplio, which suspiciously received the news. Bolivia Allocated 554 Million For Social Security Bond for Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15118&SEO=bolivia-allocated-554-million-for-social-security-bond-for-children La Paz, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 554 million dollars allocated the Bolivian government to pay the Juancito Pinto bonus to students of primary and secondary school to avoid them leaving schools,according to data from the ministries of education and finance published here today. China to Keep Prudent and Neutral Monetary Policy, According to Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15115&SEO=china-to-keep-prudent-and-neutral-monetary-policy-according-to-bank Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Bank of China (PBOC) has said today that the government will continue to implement prudent and neutral monetary policy. Supreme Court Backs Martial Law in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15114&SEO=supreme-court-backs-martial-law-in-philippines Manila, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines'' Supreme Court today endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte''s enforcement of martial law across the southern third of the country, which he said was necessary to defeat Islamic State group-backed militants. Study Sheds New Light on Extinction Risk in Mammals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15112&SEO=study-sheds-new-light-on-extinction-risk-in-mammals Washington,Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Researchers have long assumed that habitat fragmentation contributes to extinction risk for animals, but until now, they have not been able to measure it for a major group of animals on a global scale. Qatar Shows Calm While Gulf Neighbors Repeat Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15110&SEO=qatar-shows-calm-while-gulf-neighbors-repeat-threats Doha, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) A public appearance by Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani today strengthened Qatar''s calm in light of the crisis with three neighbors in the Persian Gulf, which threatened to take more retaliations if Doha ignores their demands. FAO Conference Examines Food and Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15107&SEO=fao-conference-examines-food-and-agriculture Rome, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The current state of food and agriculture in the context of the debate on climate change and food security is today the agenda of the fortieth FAO conference. Caricom Summit Kicks Off Focused on Development Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15106&SEO=caricom-summit-kicks-off-focused-on-development-plan Saint George''s, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The 38th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) started today focused on Development Plan in its agenda, headed by president of the event and Prime Minister of Grenada, Keith Mitchell. First Investment Forum Opened in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15100&SEO=first-investment-forum-opened-in-syria Damascus, July 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 140 development projects in almost all economic areas in Syria were presented to the First Investment Forum opened in Damascus, highlight today media reports in this capital. Production of Yerba Mate Declines in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15090&SEO=production-of-yerba-mate-declines-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The production of yerba mate fell by 20 percent between January and May in Argentina, something that would represent an increase in its prices, said today the media. Cuban Chamber of Commerce Wants to Keep on Working with US Firms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15076&SEO=cuban-chamber-of-commerce-wants-to-keep-on-working-with-us-firms Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba expressed its ''permanent rediness to keep on working with US entities and firms'' in its Monday declaration in this capital. Greek Coast Guard Fired at Turkish Cargo Ship, Captain Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15075&SEO=greek-coast-guard-fired-at-turkish-cargo-ship-captain-says Istambul,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The captain of a Turkish cargo ship said it received warning shots from the Greek coast guard today in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Rhodes island. Qatar to Maintain Military Relations With Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15074&SEO=qatar-to-maintain-military-relations-with-turkey Ankara, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatari Ambassador to Turkey Salem bin Mubarak announced today that his country had ruled out to break off its military relations with Turkey, even if this decision caused an embargo by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Amazing Elevator Has No Cables and Moves Sideways http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15072&SEO=amazing-elevator-has-no-cables-and-moves-sideways Berlin,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) German Engineering firm ThyssenKrup has created an elevator that operates horizontally as well as vertically and without cables,according to Stern. Iran Able to Present Successful Plans for Environmental Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15069&SEO=iran-able-to-present-successful-plans-for-environmental-issues Teherán,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Iranian Department of Environment (DoE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said today that Iran is able to introduce successful plans, such as reforestation and lake revival, whose example is the Lake Urmia, to counter particles pollution. Havana: The Spearhead of Cuban Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15067&SEO=havana-the-spearhead-of-cuban-tourism Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) In the growing spiral of Cuban tourism, the capital, Havana, is occupying a fundamental position, not only by official statements but also by the opinions, repeated by travellers coming from different parts of the world. One Thousand Hectares Burned In Forest Fire in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15066&SEO=one-thousand-hectares-burned-in-forest-fire-in-turkey Istambul, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina)Amid a heat wave that has affected the whole country, a forest fire that broke out near Turkey''s third largest city Izmir has entered its third day, threatening the water flow of the city and its surrounding districts due to the damage it caused in power lines leading to a dam that serves as the city''s main water supply. Bahrein Summons Qatar to Accept Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15065&SEO=bahrein-summons-qatar-to-accept-conditions Manama, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Bahrein summoned the government of Qatar to accept the list of demands Bahrein presented Qatar, together with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt, while a meeting is being prepared in Cairo, Egypt, to define possible sanctions against Doha. The Extreme Right Wing Spreads False Messages in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15064&SEO=the-extreme-right-wing-spreads-false-messages-in-venezuela Caracas, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The media labs of the opposition coalition Mesa de la Unidad (MUD) in Venezuela published an alleged instructive message aimed at the People''s Assemblies and containing a false list of reasons for the call to a National Constituent Assembly (ANC, in Spanish), the government denounced. United Kingdom to Abandon Common Fishing Policy after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15063&SEO=united-kingdom-to-abandon-common-fishing-policy-after-brexit London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom confirmed today it will abandon the Common Fishing Policy of the European Union after its withdrawal from the bloc, a sector valued in 893 million euros in 2015. Illiteracy, a Ballast to Jamaican Agriculture, Experts Say http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15062&SEO=illiteracy-a-ballast-to-jamaican-agriculture-experts-say Kingston, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Illiteracy among Jamaican farmers is the main impediment for agricultural development, local community expert Paul Bernard said. Oil Prices Rise Before Fall in U.S. Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15059&SEO=oil-prices-rise-before-fall-in-u.s.-production London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The price of crude dawned today on the rise before the ralentization of fuel extraction in the United States, whose continuous increase torpedoed efforts of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to stabilize the market. German Police Storms Demostrators Camp at Entenwerder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15058&SEO=german-police-storms-demostrators-camp-at-entenwerder Berlin, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) German police stormed a demostrators camp of critics of the G-20 summit, to be held this weekend in the northern city of Hamburg. Qatari FM Visits Kuwait and Responds to Demands From Four Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15057&SEO=qatari-fm-visits-kuwait-and-responds-to-demands-from-four-countries Kuwait, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s foreign minister, Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, arrived in Kuwait today to deliver a response to the demands presented by four Arab countries as a condition to reestablish diplomatic relations, which were severed on June 5. Development Priority for Caricom Summit Starting Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15056&SEO=development-priority-for-caricom-summit-starting-today Saint George''s, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Contemporary regional topics, with emphasis on issues linked to development will be disujssed in Grenada during the 38th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) confirmed the Secretary General of the organization, Irwin LaRocque. Africa Working to Set Up a Single Air Transport Market for 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15054&SEO=africa-working-to-set-up-a-single-air-transport-market-for-2018 Pretoria, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The African Union is currently working to launch in January 2018 an continental single air transport market with over 40 countries expected to sign the agreement. India will Invest 11 Billion Dollars in Iranian Gas Field http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15051&SEO=india-will-invest-11-billion-dollars-in-iranian-gas-field New Delhi, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) An Indian consortium is ready to invest up to 11 billion dollars to develop a gigantic natural gas field in Iran and build the necessary infrastructure to export the fuel, announced today sources of the sector. Pemex with Millionaire Losses after Refinery Shutdown http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15050&SEO=pemex-with-millionaire-losses-after-refinery-shutdown Mexico, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) reported economic losses of 359 million pesos a day (about 20 million dollars), due to the shutdown of the Salina Santa Cruz refinery in Oaxaca, it was known here today. GTS, the Most Important Tax Reform in India Comes into Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15024&SEO=gts-the-most-important-tax-reform-in-india-comes-into-force New Delhi, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Regarded as the most important tax reform in India after its independence the Good and Services Tax (GTS) came into force today in this Asian country, as part of the Government efforts to vitalize the national economy. Angola has One Billion Karats in Diamond Reserves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15022&SEO=angola-has-one-billion-karats-in-diamond-reserves Luanda, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Angola has diamond reserves for one billion karats , according to the advances of a geological research carried out over the last five years with Russian support. World Trade Organization Alerts Rise in Restrictions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15013&SEO=world-trade-organization-alerts-rise-in-restrictions Geneva, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) registered today 42 new restrictive measures to exchange of goods and services applied by G20 economies from the middle of October to May. A report of that organization indicates that figure supposes a slight rise compared to 2016. Evo Morales Wants Reciprocity in Elimination of Visas For US Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15000&SEO=evo-morales-wants-reciprocity-in-elimination-of-visas-for-us-citizens La Paz, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stated Friday that he is ready to eliminate the visas for US citizens, but always if the US are reciprocal with Bolivian citizens at the same time. German Police Increases Pressure on Activists Due to G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14991&SEO=german-police-increases-pressure-on-activists-due-to-g-20-summit Berlin, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) In the run-up to the G20 summit in Germany, police is increasing pressure on critics of the alliance, which in addition, announced massive protests in the city of Hamburg. Floridita Restaurant an Emblematic Destiny of Visitors to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14990&SEO=floridita-restaurant-an-emblematic-destiny-of-visitors-to-havana Varadero, Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Havana''s bar-restaurant Floridita, is standing out in the space of Cuban gastronomy dedicated to this place in the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival, finishing Friday in this tourist resort. Bolivia to Open Ditches on Border with Chile to Prevent Smuggling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14989&SEO=bolivia-to-open-ditches-on-border-with-chile-to-prevent-smuggling La Paz, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will begin on July 14 the opening of seven ditches on the border with Chile to prevent smuggling, according to statements by Defense Minister, Reymi Ferreira, published here today. Oil Workers' Strike Opens New Day of Protests in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14985&SEO=oil-workers-strike-opens-new-day-of-protests-in-brazil Brasilia, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of a strike for an indefinite period in ten Petrobras refineries has initiated a new day of protests in Brazil against the unpopular reforms promoted by President Michel Temer. Cargo Transportation Is Fundamental in Cuba's Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14983&SEO=cargo-transportation-is-fundamental-in-cubas-economy Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) An article published in Granma newspaper today says that cargo transportation is fundamental for the development of Cuba''s economy. Council of Ministers Examines Course of Cuban Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14976&SEO=council-of-ministers-examines-course-of-cuban-economy Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) During the first half of this year, the performance of the Cuban economy was as predicted for 2017, informed today official daily Granma. Varadero Gourmet Concludes, Attracts Sybarites to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14975&SEO=varadero-gourmet-concludes-attracts-sybarites-to-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The 9th edition of Varadero Gourmet is concluding today with greater commitments for many experts who promote this destination, not only sun and beach, but also an ambitious cuisine. Pacific Alliance Summit closes in Colombia at Presidential Level http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14973&SEO=pacific-alliance-summit-closes-in-colombia-at-presidential-level Cali, Colombia, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The 12th Summit Conference of the Pacific Alliance closes today attended by its four heads of State of Chile, Mexico, Peru and the hosting nation, who arrived on Thursday to this Colombian city. Temer Will not Attend G20 Summit in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14970&SEO=temer-will-not-attend-g20-summit-in-germany Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian De Facto President, Michel Temer, cancelled his trip to attend the G20 Summit in Hamburg next week, reported today German media. FAO to Assess Global Food and Agriculture Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14964&SEO=fao-to-assess-global-food-and-agriculture-challenges Rome, June 30 (Prensa Latina) FAO has announced today its 40th biennial conference to be held from July 3 through 8 to assess global food and agriculture challenges. About 23 Countries to Participate in Damascus International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14962&SEO=about-23-countries-to-participate-in-damascus-international-fair Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis, confirmed that about 23 countries have ratified their presence in the 59th edition of the Damascus International Fair scheduled for August 16-27, media reports said. Colombia Pacific Alliance Summit Begins Ministerial Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14943&SEO=colombia-pacific-alliance-summit-begins-ministerial-session Cali, Colombia, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Presided over by Colombian Foreign Minister Ángela María Holguín, the ministerial segment of the XII Summit of the Pacific began today in this city, attended by Foreign Affairs and Trade of ministers of member countries. China, Ghana Sign Multimillion Development Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14942&SEO=china-ghana-sign-multimillion-development-project Accra, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Ghana will receive investments from China that amounted 10 billion dollars to develop the bauxite industry in this West African country, reported the media here today. Ethiopians Returning Home After Saudi Amnesty Expired http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14941&SEO=ethiopians-returning-home-after-saudi-amnesty-expired Addis Abeba,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Ethiopians are still stuck in Saudi Arabia after a 90-day amnesty for undocumented migrants expired on Tuesday without all of them leaving, the Ethiopian government has said. Canada Extends Anti ISIS Mission to 2019 Says Defence Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14937&SEO=canada-extends-anti-isis-mission-to-2019-says-defence-minister Ottawa,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina)The federal government of Canada says the Canadian military will remain in Iraq for at least two more years as part of an international coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State,ISIS. Cholera Kills Nearly 200 People in South Sudan in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14935&SEO=cholera-kills-nearly-200-people-in-south-sudan-in-2017 Juba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 200 people have died in southern Sudan from cholera this year, a situation aggravated by the outbreak reported in Namurunynag, east Equatoria state. ALBA-TCP Demands Condemnation of Use of Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14932&SEO=alba-tcp-demands-condemnation-of-use-of-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Treaty of Peoples'' Trade (Alba-TCP) demanded international condemnation of the use of violence as a political weapon to overthrow legitimate and democratically elected governments. Unemployment Affects Science, Technology Specialists in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14930&SEO=unemployment-affects-science-technology-specialists-in-mexico Mexico, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 42 percent of professionals in science and technology in Mexico are unemployed, revealed today a report by the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt). Australian Foreign Minister Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14929&SEO=australian-foreign-minister-visits-cuba Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of Australia, Julie Bishop, makes an official visit to Cuba today, the Foreign Ministry of the Caribbean nation informed. Cuba: Blind Tasting Contests in Varadero 2017 Gourmet International http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14927&SEO=cuba-blind-tasting-contests-in-varadero-2017-gourmet-international Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The blind tasting contests of Cuban rums; cocktails, beers and taps; New cocktails; and Cuban Classics, close their respective competitions here today at the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017. Venezuela Denounces Theft of Deadly Biological Material for Humans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14926&SEO=venezuela-denounces-theft-of-deadly-biological-material-for-humans Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, denounced the theft of deadly biological material for humans in a terrorist attack to the National Institute of Comprehensive Agricultural Health (Insai). China Unveils Locally Built Marine Research Vessel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14924&SEO=china-unveils-locally-built-marine-research-vessel Beijing, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) - China unveiled a new locally built marine geological survey vessel in south China''s Guangdong Province, it was reported here today. Varadero Gourmet-Art and Science in Molecules to Create Unique Drinks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14923&SEO=varadero-gourmet-art-and-science-in-molecules-to-create-unique-drinks Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Molecular Mixology represents an ingenious procedure that combines today science and art to create unique drinks, through the fusion of flavors and textures. Latin America,Caribbean Now Emerge as Aging Regions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14922&SEO=latin-americacaribbean-now-emerge-as-aging-regions Asuncion, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Latin America and the Caribbean are close to become aging regions, so countries must promote public policies in this regard, is the consensus in the Conference sponsored by ECLAC and the Paraguayan government, dedicated to the issue in those geographical areas that are developed here. On this day, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will present in this forum the document Rights of the elderly. Challenges for interdependence and autonomy. UN Reduces Peace Operations Budget due to U.S. Pressures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14917&SEO=un-reduces-peace-operations-budget-due-to-u.s.-pressures 29 de junio de 2017, 10:08United Nations, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) United Nations reduced in almost 600 million dollars its Budget for peace-keeping operations amid pressures of the U.S., confirmed today diplomatic sources. Oil Prices Go Up Responding to Fall in U.S. Inventories http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14912&SEO=oil-prices-go-up-responding-to-fall-in-u.s.-inventories 29 de junio de 2017, 09:31London, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices reached record heights in the last two weeks before the evidence of falling weekly U.S. inventories reeducing uncertainty among investors on an alleged over supplied fuel market. South African companies Eyeing Business Opportunities in Kenya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14904&SEO=south-african-companies-eyeing-business-opportunities-in-kenya 29 de junio de 2017, 07:32Pretoria, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) As part of the initiative ''Outward Selling Mission'' of the Department of Trade and Industry, South African companies have identified business opportunities in Kenya, SA News reports. Gibara, a Cuban Rising Tourist Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14896&SEO=gibara-a-cuban-rising-tourist-destination 29 de junio de 2017, 00:25Holguin, (Prensa Latina) Gibara, a 200 year old fishing town in eastern Cuba, is today being promoted by tour operators and travel agencies as one of the island''s latest rising tourist destination. Diversification-2017, Perfect Setting for Business Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14892&SEO=diversification-2017-perfect-setting-for-business-exchange Havana, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The 14th Congress on Sugar and By-Products, Diversification-2017, is termed as the ideal setting for Cuban and foreign companies to expand their business, such as ESAZUCAR. Quality of Cuban Bartenders Acknowledged in Varadero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14887&SEO=quality-of-cuban-bartenders-acknowledged-in-varadero Varadero, Cuba, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Bartenders Association (IBA) said today during 9th Varadero Gourmet that this is the ideal event to assess the techniques and styles of Cuban bartenders that traditionally stand out in international events. Tourist Arrivals in Cuba Grow 22% in First Half of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14875&SEO=tourist-arrivals-in-cuba-grow-22-in-first-half-of-2017 Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of foreign visitors to Cuba reportedly grew 22 percent this year, which means an increase in interest on this island. NATO Increases Military Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14874&SEO=nato-increases-military-budget Brussels, 28 jun (Prensa Latina) The Seretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, informed today that Canada and its European partners will raise in 2017 their military expenses. Malaysian Opposition to Embark on 1MDB Tour to Explain Scandal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14872&SEO=malaysian-opposition-to-embark-on-1mdb-tour-to-explain-scandal Kuala Lumpur, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Frustrated over the lack of action on 1MDB here, Pakatan Harapan will embark on a nationwide tour to explain issues related to the state investor. Italy Notifies Migration Emergency Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14865&SEO=italy-notifies-migration-emergency-situation Rome, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Italian government informed the European Commission today that it has reached the limit of its ability to manage the growing flow of migrants and announced the possibility of prohibiting new landings. China Applies Strategy to Respond to Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14863&SEO=china-applies-strategy-to-respond-to-cyber-attacks Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) China approved a plan aimed at improving the management of cyber security incidents, in order to avoid and reduce damages, protect public interest and safeguard national security and social order, underlined the source here today. The Popular Mojito Drink, Present in Varadero Gourmet 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14859&SEO=the-popular-mojito-drink-present-in-varadero-gourmet-2017 Varadero, Cuba, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Mojito, a popular Cuban cocktail, stands out today among the attractions of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017, which runs until June 30 in this city. China Invites the World to Participate in its Reform Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14860&SEO=china-invites-the-world-to-participate-in-its-reform-process Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, welcomed today foreign companies inviting them to participate with their capital in the reform process going on in this country. UK Could Suspend N. Ireland Autonomy If No Government Deal is Struck http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14857&SEO=uk-could-suspend-n.-ireland-autonomy-if-no-government-deal-is-struck London,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The government of the United Kingdom warned today that if parties in Northern Ireland''s devolved parliament did not strike a deal and form a government soon, the region would fall under the direct rule of London. Chinese-Cuban Sugarcane Harvester Works Successfully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14855&SEO=chinese-cuban-sugarcane-harvester-works-successfully Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Eight CCA5 sugarcane harvesters, a model designed by specialists from China and Cuba, have reportedly successfully completed three years of work following this year sugar harvest. Cuba Updates Electoral Register for General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14854&SEO=cuba-updates-electoral-register-for-general-elections Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban officials continue today with the preparation for the general elections on October 2018 and work towards perfecting the electoral register. After Months in Chilean Jails, Nine Return to Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14852&SEO=after-months-in-chilean-jails-nine-return-to-bolivia La Paz, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The two soldiers and seven officers of Bolivia National Customs - who completed more than three months of unjust imprisonment in Chile for fighting against smuggling - returned today to the Andean-Amazonian nation. US Gov't Sanctions Fourth Company in 2017 to Worsen Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14851&SEO=us-govt-sanctions-fourth-company-in-2017-to-worsen-blockade-against-cuba Washington, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The US Treasury Department has imposed four fines this year on companies of this country and abroad for alleged violations of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. Mexican Population Grew More Than One Million Persons In One Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14850&SEO=mexican-population-grew-more-than-one-million-persons-in-one-year Mexico, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican population has grown one percent in one year, equivalent to 1,200,000 inhabitants, and reached 122,300,000 people by late 2016, it was reported today. Cuba Hosts China-Latin America Seminar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14843&SEO=cuba-hosts-china-latin-america-seminar Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Contributing to the fight against climate change through the innovation in clean energy and technology transfer, the China-Latin America Seminar is being held here today, with the participation of Cuba, Brazil, Peru and that Asian country. Bolivia will Export Energy to Argentina as of 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14834&SEO=bolivia-will-export-energy-to-argentina-as-of-2018 La Paz, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government plans to start exporting electric energy to Argentina by the middle of 2018, once the terms of negotiation are agreed between both nations. South Korea and and South America Boost Industrial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14829&SEO=south-korea-and-and-south-america-boost-industrial-cooperation Seoul, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea and Latin America will hold from June 28-30 an economic forum, especially focused on extending industrial cooperation, the Foreign ministry and the International Trade Association announced today. Keep Boosting Chinese Economy, Goal of Xi's Europe Trip http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14827&SEO=keep-boosting-chinese-economy-goal-of-xis-europe-trip Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping will embark next Monday on an European tour to Russia and Germany before attending the G-20 Summit in Hamburg with the aim to boosting free trade and open economies with an inclusive vision. UN Calls to Take Advantage of Cypriot Reunification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14809&SEO=un-calls-to-take-advantage-of-cypriot-reunification United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called today to take good advantage of the chance represented by a conference on Cyprus scheduled for Wednesday, for the reunification of the European island as the main issue. Gauteng Stands Out in Job Creation in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14805&SEO=gauteng-stands-out-in-job-creation-in-south-africa Pretoria, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The South African province of Gauteng created 700,000 new jobs between 2010 and 2016 despite challenges in the economy, Gauteng Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Economic Development, Lebogang Maile, told the provincial Legislature. Airlines in Mexico Fined for Illegal Charges to Passengers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14806&SEO=airlines-in-mexico-fined-for-illegal-charges-to-passengers Mexico, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Attorney''s Office of Consumer (PROFECO) has imposed fines on Volaris, Interjet, Aeroméxico, VivaAerobus and JetBlue Airways for improper charges to passengers, it was known today. Mongolia to Hold Second Round of Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14803&SEO=mongolia-to-hold-second-round-of-presidential-elections Ulan Bator, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia will go for the first time in its history to the second round of presidential elections after no candidate reached enough votes to govern, Montsame agency reported today. China Defends Economic Globalization for Inclusive Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14800&SEO=china-defends-economic-globalization-for-inclusive-growth Beijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday called on all countries to defend economic globalization unconditionally to achieve inclusive growth. Rwanda President Challenges US Commercial Reprisals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14798&SEO=rwanda-president-challenges-us-commercial-reprisals Kigaki, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Rwandan President Paul Kagame reiterated today that his country will stop importing second hand clothes from the United States, despite commercial reprisals from that country''s authorities. Varadero Gourmet Begins, a Festival That Highlights Tourism in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14795&SEO=varadero-gourmet-begins-a-festival-that-highlights-tourism-in-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With the beginning today in this resort of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, the tourism authorities in this island intend to emphasize their aspiration to increase the quality of services. Bolivia Maintains Economic Growth Projections, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14793&SEO=bolivia-maintains-economic-growth-projections-minister-says La Paz, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Acting Minister of Economy, Mario Guillén, said today that Bolivia has growth projections for the GDP of 4.7 percent this year. Parties Intensify Angola Elections Campaigns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14790&SEO=parties-intensify-angola-elections-campaigns Luanda, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The six forces that qualified for August 23 general elections are now intensifying their campaigns 57 days before the vote, the fourth in Angola''s independent history. Syrian Refugees in Turkey Exceed 3 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14789&SEO=syrian-refugees-in-turkey-exceed-3-million Ankara, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish authorities presented their latest report on the number of refugees in the country, published today by the daily Birgün, and in the case of Syrian nationals, it exceeded 3 million. Temer Unable to Govern Brazil, Lula Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14785&SEO=temer-unable-to-govern-brazil-lula-says Brasilia, June 27 (Prensa Latina) First Brazilian president denounced for corruption in full exercise of his functions, Michel Temer ''has no conditions'' to govern Brazil, said the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Technological Influence on Tourism Analized in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14783&SEO=technological-influence-on-tourism-analized-in-cuba Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) About 60 journalists who are participating in the 12th International Seminar on Journalism and Tourism, are discussing today the influence of information technologies in this sector. Syria to Produce More than 2 Million Tons of Wheat this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14779&SEO=syria-to-produce-more-than-2-million-tons-of-wheat-this-year Damascus, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ahmed Qadri said today that Syria will produce two million tons of wheat this year, according to media reports in Damascus. Sugar Cane Production is More than Just Making Sugar: ISO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14777&SEO=sugar-cane-production-is-more-than-just-making-sugar-iso Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The days when sugar cane was only used to produce sugar are being left behind in the world, declared Executive Director of the International Sugar Organization (OIA), José Orive. Cuban Oil Specialists Graduate as Masters in Russian University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14774&SEO=cuban-oil-specialists-graduate-as-masters-in-russian-university Moscow, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban specialists graduate as masters in geology, oil drilling and exploitation at Gubkin University as part of the cooperation program between Cubapetroleo and Russian Rosneft. Belize to Increase Links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14751&SEO=belize-to-increase-links-with-cuba Belmopan, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Belize will increase its links with Cuba, assured Belizean State Minister for Economic Development, Oil, Investments and Trade Tracy Taegar-Panton during her meeting Monday with Cuban Ambassador Lissette Perez. Latin American Journalists Analyze Current Tourism Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14747&SEO=latin-american-journalists-analyze-current-tourism-situation Havana, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Latin American journalists and their hosts analyzed today in this capital the current situation of the regional tourism, as part of the 12th International Seminar on Journalism and Tourism. Cuba to Host 14th Congress on Sugar and By-Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14744&SEO=cuba-to-host-14th-congress-on-sugar-and-by-products Havana, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The 14th Congress on Sugar and By-Products, Diversification-2017 has been opened today in this capital. This important gathering will give delegates the chance of addressing different issues related to animal feeding, sugar cane, by-products, energy, alcohol and beverages, among others. Cuban Emigrees to Discuss New US Policy against the Island http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14742&SEO=cuban-emigrees-to-discuss-new-us-policy-against-the-island Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The Alianza Martiana coalition, which groups together various organizations of Cuban emigration in the US city of Miami, Florida, summoned today a conference to discuss Washington''s new policy against the island. Salvadorian Deputy Denounces US Congressmen Plot Against FMLN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14739&SEO=salvadorian-deputy-denounces-us-congressmen-plot-against-fmln San Salvador, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran deputy Blandino Nerio denounced today the recurrent plot of US congressmen to affect the electoral processes of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). Supreme Court Partially Allows Trump's Travel Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14737&SEO=supreme-court-partially-allows-trumps-travel-ban Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Supreme Court accepted today the case of President Donald Trump''s travel ban and decided to enforce parts of the controversial executive order until the final ruling. Climate Change Could Threaten Up To 2 Billion Refugees By 2100 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14736&SEO=climate-change-could-threaten-up-to-2-billion-refugees-by-2100 Washington, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Charles Geisler, a sociologist at Cornell University, spent much of his career researching where poor people go when rich corporations swoop in and buy the land out from under their feet. Resumption of Fighting in Philippines After End of Ramadan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14735&SEO=resumption-of-fighting-in-philippines-after-end-of-ramadan Manila, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Combats in southern Philippines between the army and terrorist groups linked to the Islamic state (ISIS) resumed today after a brief ceasefire for the end of Ramadan. ''We have launched new offensives to recover the area taken by the terrorists in Marawi,'' pointed out Armed Forces spokesman Restituto Padilla. Angola Allocates Resources to Take Care of Congolese Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14729&SEO=angola-allocates-resources-to-take-care-of-congolese-refugees Luanda, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Angola spent almost US $ 10 million to care for the refugees from the Cassai region who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), confirmed an official source today. Ethiopian Capital Ready to Host African Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14724&SEO=ethiopian-capital-ready-to-host-african-summit Addis Ababa, June 26 (Prensa Latina) High Ethiopian officials have completed preparations for the 29th African Union (AU) Summit, scheduled here on July 3-4. Argentine Workers Occupy Pepsico Plant to Reject Layoffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14722&SEO=argentine-workers-occupy-pepsico-plant-to-reject-layoffs Buenos Aires, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The workers at the multinational company Pepsico have occupied the plant of the Buenos Aires town of Florida, in rejection to the closing of the establishment and in defense of 600 jobs. Thousands Undocumented Ethiopians Return From Saudi Arabia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14721&SEO=thousands-undocumented-ethiopians-return-from-saudi-arabia Addis Ababa, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A first wave of Ethiopian nationals who resided as undocumented in Saudi Arabia returned to the country before overcoming the amnesty granted by the authorities of the kingdom, official media reported today. Transit 1,535 Marks First Year of Panama Canal Expansion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14716&SEO=transit-1535-marks-first-year-of-panama-canal-expansion Panama, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The transit 1,535 of a neopanamax marks today the first year of operation of the interoceanic way expansion, which exceded expectations of the shipping market, according to the Panama Canal Authority (PCA). Cuba Hosts Seminar on Journalism and Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14713&SEO=cuba-hosts-seminar-on-journalism-and-tourism Havana, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The 12th International Seminar on Journalism and Tourism has began sessions today in this capital, in times that the leisure industry in the island is showing a strengthening and the media devotes more attention to its benefits. Bolivian President Appoints New Economy Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14712&SEO=bolivian-president-appoints-new-economy-minister La Paz, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales appointed today Mario Alberto Guillén as the new Minister of Economy and Public Finance while the former holder of that Ministry, Luis Arce, is taking care of health problems. Bolivia Conquered its Monetary Sovereignty and Stability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14708&SEO=bolivia-conquered-its-monetary-sovereignty-and-stability By Pedro Rioseco Syrian Gas Production Exceeds 10 Million Cubic Meters Daily http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14706&SEO=syrian-gas-production-exceeds-10-million-cubic-meters-daily Damascus, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Syria is producing more than 10 million cubic meters of gas per day, which reinforces the operation of the power generation plants, according to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Indian State Firm Negotiates Stakes in Russian Oilfields http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14704&SEO=indian-state-firm-negotiates-stakes-in-russian-oilfields New Delhi, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) has joined the Indian consortium that is negotiating a purchase of up to 49 percent in Vankor''s oilfields in the Russian Arctic region, today revealed company sources. Companies from 11 Countries to Participate in Cuban Sugar Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14693&SEO=companies-from-11-countries-to-participate-in-cuban-sugar-fair Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Companies from 11 countries will exhibit their products and services this week at Pabexpo fairgrounds, in this capital, where about 25 lectures will be given as part of the 14th Congress on Sugar and Byproducts that will open on Monday. U.S. Company of only One Cruiser starts Traveling to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14668&SEO=u.s.-company-of-only-one-cruiser-starts-traveling-to-cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The small U.S. company Victory Cruise Lines of only one ship received the approval to navigate to Cuba, to the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santiago and María La Gorda, informed today a digital source. Third Seminar China-Latin America to be Held in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14664&SEO=third-seminar-china-latin-america-to-be-held-in-cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The third Seminar China-Latin America will be held next week here, to tackle joint actions in the field of renewable energy and climate change, said a source related to the event. Cuba Presents Its Experiences on Urbanism in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14649&SEO=cuba-presents-its-experiences-on-urbanism-in-argentina Buenos Aires, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba brought today to the 26th General Assembly of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urbanism, which brings together delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean, their experiences and challenges in implementing a quality urban agenda. Three Day Strike Causes LIAT to Lose Millions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14647&SEO=three-day-strike-causes-liat-to-lose-millions Saint John, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) LIAT 1974 Limited has quantified the value of the mass cancellation in bookings and the other expenses it incurred following a strike by its pilots as being in the region of EC $7 million or US 2,5. Cuban Farmers Repudiate Interventionist Policy of Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14646&SEO=cuban-farmers-repudiate-interventionist-policy-of-donald-trump Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Small Farmers has repudiated the speech made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, which they described as interventionist, rhetorical, manipulative and out of context. Italian Senator Criticizes US Policy Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14643&SEO=italian-senator-criticizes-us-policy-towards-cuba Rome, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the ruling Democratic Party, Daniela Valentini, today described as irresponsible the policy raised by U.S. President Donald Trump on Cuba. Millions in Losses Due to Electronic Fraud in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14642&SEO=millions-in-losses-due-to-electronic-fraud-in-panama Panama, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Losses stem from electronic fraud in Panama as a result of the cloning of credit and debit cards, among other crimes, has now reached nearly $3 million USD. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain Demand Qatar to Cut Ties with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14641&SEO=saudi-arabia-uae-bahrain-demand-qatar-to-cut-ties-with-iran Riyadh, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Qatar has to curb its diplomatic relations with Iran and cut off all ties with terrorist organizations, four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia demanded today as a condition to resume ties with the emirate. China to Hold 15th East Asia Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14633&SEO=china-to-hold-15th-east-asia-forum Beijing, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced today that the 15th East Asia Forum will be held in the central province of Hunan from June 29 to July 1st. Air France Celebrates 19 Years Flying to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14632&SEO=air-france-celebrates-19-years-flying-to-cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Air France has celebrated 19 years of flying to Cuba in a time of booming island tourism, which closed 2016 with more than four million foreign visitors. China and Cuba Agree to Deepen Economic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14627&SEO=china-and-cuba-agree-to-deepen-economic-cooperation By Damy Vales Pakistan's Current Account Deficit Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14625&SEO=pakistans-current-account-deficit-increases Islamabad, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s current account deficit (CAD) increased by 178 percent year-on-year when reaching 8,9 billion dollars in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (July-May), today reported the State Bank (SBP). Saint Lucia Will Shortly Build First Solar Park http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14622&SEO=saint-lucia-will-shortly-build-first-solar-park Castries, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The construction of the first photovoltaic park in Saint Lucia will start in September, and will generate electricity in the summer of 2018, announced Stephenson King, Minister of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour Thursday. Cuban Ministry of Sciences Analyzes 2016 Budget Impact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14614&SEO=cuban-ministry-of-sciences-analyzes-2016-budget-impact Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The expenditure in Cuba in Scientific and Technological Activities (ACT), in the year 2016, reached 781.8 million pesos, reported today the official from the Cuban Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Armando Rodriguez. China Studies First Law on Control of Soil Pollution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14605&SEO=china-studies-first-law-on-control-of-soil-pollution Beijing, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Legislators discussed today the rough draft of the country''s first law on soil pollution control and prevention. UN Security Council Begins Visit to Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14594&SEO=un-security-council-begins-visit-to-haiti United Nations, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council began today a three-day visit to Haiti, seeking to pave the way for a new relation between the organization and the Caribbean country. Uganda World Summit to Help Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14591&SEO=uganda-world-summit-to-help-refugees Kampala, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Head of states and government began today here an extraordinary world summit aimed at gathering funds to make life less tragic to the displaced who have found sanctuary in this country. Accusations of Corruption Grow Against Mexican Former Governor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14590&SEO=accusations-of-corruption-grow-against-mexican-former-governor Mexico, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Accussations of corruption to officials of the former governor of Chihuahua, Cesar Duarte, total today 50, the last two for misuse of resources valued at 12 million pesos (about $650,000 USD at current exchange rates). Lula Advances in Voting Intention for Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14589&SEO=lula-advances-in-voting-intention-for-presidential-elections Brasilia, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva won two percentage points in the citizens'' voting intention in the face of possible early elections, according to a survey by Poder 360 portal released today. Timor-Leste Minister of State Highlights Cuban Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14586&SEO=timor-leste-minister-of-state-highlights-cuban-collaboration Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Timor Leste''s Minister of State, Antonio da Conceição, has highlighted today the collaboration his country has maintained with Cuba in the fields of education and health. Germany Supports EU Trade Agreements with Mexico and MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14584&SEO=germany-supports-eu-trade-agreements-with-mexico-and-mercosur Berlin, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries ratified her country''s support to the trade agreements negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Mexico, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), and Japan. India Doubles Number of Tourists in a Decade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14571&SEO=india-doubles-number-of-tourists-in-a-decade New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) India doubled the arrival of foreign tourists in a decade from 4,44 million in 2006 to 8,78 million last year, today revealed a sector ministry statement. US Congresswoman Calls for Uniting Efforts for Engaging Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14544&SEO=us-congresswoman-calls-for-uniting-efforts-for-engaging-cuba Washington, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is one of the lawmakers who calls today in the United States for engaging Cuba, despite the new restrictions announced by President Donald Trump. Jamaica Opens Process for Workers Abroad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14543&SEO=jamaica-opens-process-for-workers-abroad 21 de junio de 2017, 13:05Kingston, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican Ministry for Labour and Social Security will carry out processes for lease (or contract) to participate in the Overseas Employment Program from June 26 to July 17, according to Jamaican newspaper The Observer. Lt. Governor of Minnesota, US, Promotes Trade Relations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14539&SEO=lt.-governor-of-minnesota-us-promotes-trade-relations-in-cuba San Jose, Cuba, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Tina Smith, accompanied by a large delegation, visited the western Cuban province of Mayabeque, mainly agricultural, to promote business and trade relations, local radio reported. China's Top Advisory Body Receives Cuban Parliamentary Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14536&SEO=chinas-top-advisory-body-receives-cuban-parliamentary-leader Beijing, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) President, Yu Zhengzheng, and Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP) President, Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, reaffirmed the reciprocal support between the two nations. Chinese Premier to Attend Summer Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14535&SEO=chinese-premier-to-attend-summer-davos Beijing,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Premier Li Keqiang will attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as Summer Davos, from June 26-28 in China''s northeastern coastal city Dalian, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced today. Cuban Tests of Wind Energy Deemed Satiisfactory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14531&SEO=cuban-tests-of-wind-energy-deemed-satiisfactory 21 de junio de 2017, 11:35Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities informed today that the operation of a trial eolic park in the north-entral region of Cuba showed viability of this type of energy for the island. Record 141 Million People in Need of Humanitarian Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14530&SEO=record-141-million-people-in-need-of-humanitarian-aid United Nations, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An unprecedented 141 million people in 37 countries need help to survive, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. Forest Wild Fire in Portugal Was Started With Criminal Intentions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14529&SEO=forest-wild-fire-in-portugal-was-started-with-criminal-intentions Lisbon, 21 June (Prensa Latina) The head of the Portuguese Fire Department, Jaime Marta Soares, said at a press conference that the fire that left at least 64 dead and 179 wounded could have a criminal origin. Iran Supports Iraq's Antiterrorist Struggle, Palestinian Resistance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14527&SEO=iran-supports-iraqs-antiterrorist-struggle-palestinian-resistance Tehran, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Wednesday guaranteed its support for the struggle against the Islamic State (ISIS), but underlined that the fight against terrorism cannot relegate the resistance against Israel''s Zionism and the liberation of Jerusalem. PT of Brazil Ratifies Unrestricted Defense of Cuba's Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14525&SEO=pt-of-brazil-ratifies-unrestricted-defense-of-cubas-sovereignty Brasilia, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Workers' Party (PT) ratified today its unrestricted defense of Cuba''s sovereignty and non-interference by the US government in internal affairs in that Caribbean country. Putin considers Brazil Important Trading Partner of Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14522&SEO=putin-considers-brazil-important-trading-partner-of-russia Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin described Brazil today as an important trading partner of Russia when meeting at the Kremlin with his South American peer, Michel Temer, who is here on an official visit. Cuban Pig Production Keeps Rising Despite Difficulties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14520&SEO=cuban-pig-production-keeps-rising-despite-difficulties Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Despite the economic difficulties Cuba is facing, the pork production is on an upward trend and is expected to reach a record figure of 200,000 tons this year, an official source said today. Bahrain to Revoke Passports of Nationals Who Visit Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14499&SEO=bahrain-to-revoke-passports-of-nationals-who-visit-qatar Manama,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Bahrain''s Interior Ministry has issued an order according to which the passport of any Bahraini citizen who travels to Qatar, resides there, or even crosses Qatari soil en route to other countries, would be revoked. FMLN Rejects Trump Interference Policy Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14498&SEO=fmln-rejects-trump-interference-policy-against-cuba San Salvador, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Martí for National Liberation Front (FMLN) ratified today its solidarity with Cuba and rejected the intervention measures recently announced by US President Donald Trump. More Than 57,000 People Affected By Rain in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14495&SEO=more-than-57000-people-affected-by-rain-in-guatemala Guatemala, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) More than 57,000 people have been affected to this day by torrential downpours in recent days, associated, by experts, with the incidence of a low pressure system in Guatemala. Evo Morales Fights for Reciprocity Principles With Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14494&SEO=evo-morales-fights-for-reciprocity-principles-with-chile La Paz, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales today urged the Chilean government to comply with the principles of reciprocity and bilateralism during the abbreviated trial that the nine Bolivians detained in the neighboring country are attending on Tuesday. Canada New Coin Glows in the Dark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14493&SEO=canada-new-coin-glows-in-the-dark Ottawa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s new glow-in-the-dark, two-dollar coin sure does glitter. European Parliament Commission Ratifies Agreement Cuba-EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14491&SEO=european-parliament-commission-ratifies-agreement-cuba-eu Brussels,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Commission of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament approved today the Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation for the normalization of relations between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016. South African Airways Assures Will Pay Debt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14488&SEO=south-african-airways-assures-will-pay-debt Pretoria, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) South African Airways (SAA) said Tuesday it is optimistic it will be able to meet its debt obligations amounting to 688,446,321 USD by the end of June, SA News reported. China Seeks Positive Results in Security Talks with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14487&SEO=china-seeks-positive-results-in-security-talks-with-usa Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign ministry stated today that this country will work with US for positive results during the first diplomatic and security dialogue. Panama-Varela Suggests Trump to Make Progress in Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14484&SEO=panama-varela-suggests-trump-to-make-progress-in-relations-with-cuba Panama, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Carlos Varela stated to his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, the opportunity to make progress on what has been achieved in the bilateral ties with Cuba. BRICS Group asks for Macroeconomic Policy Coordination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14475&SEO=brics-group-asks-for-macroeconomic-policy-coordination Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of Finance and governors of the Central Banks of the Brics Group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Afrioa) boost today the coordination of their macroeconomic policies, assured Chinese minister of Finance, Xiao Jie. Chinese Businesspeople Explore Ethiopian Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14466&SEO=chinese-businesspeople-explore-ethiopian-potential Addis Ababa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Executive officers of 70 Chinese companies are currently exploring new business opportunities in Ethiopia, in areas such as information and communication technologies (ICT). Companies from Malaysia and Ecuador Awarded Oil Contract by Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14461&SEO=companies-from-malaysia-and-ecuador-awarded-oil-contract-by-mexico Mexico, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Government awarded a second oil contract, out of 15 included in the First Lease of the 2nd Round of the Energy Reform, to foreign companies. Mining Entrepreneurs in Legal Battle Against S.A. Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14448&SEO=mining-entrepreneurs-in-legal-battle-against-s.a.-government Pretoria, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African government gets ready for a judicial battle against powerful Mining Chamber of South Africa, which rejects the recently published Mining Chart of 2017, that among other purposes, wants to increase the number of black owners in the sector of mining. Syria, Cuba Ratify Interest in Parliamentary Exchanges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14447&SEO=syria-cuba-ratify-interest-in-parliamentary-exchanges Damascus, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Ayman Malandi, President of the Syrian parliamentary friendship group with Cuba, reaffirmed today the interest in exchanges between the two countries during a meeting with the island''s ambassador, Rogerio Santana. Exports of Bolivian Quinoa Generates Millions in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14440&SEO=exports-of-bolivian-quinoa-generates-millions-in-profits La Paz, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Exports of Bolivian Quinoa have reported today revenues higher to $16 million USD, profits generated between January and March this year by selling 6,672 tons of the cereal. Cuba Defends Right to Grant Asylum to U.S. Civil Rights Fighters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14439&SEO=cuba-defends-right-to-grant-asylum-to-u.s.-civil-rights-fighters Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today defended his country''s right to grant political asylum to U.S. civil rights fighters, and made it clear that those people will not be returned to the United States. Cuba Underlines Understanding and Firmness in Ties with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14438&SEO=cuba-underlines-understanding-and-firmness-in-ties-with-china Beijing, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) High-level representatives of the Cuban parliament and the Communist Party have praised here today the sustained understanding and firmness in the ties with the Chinese people and government. Baracoa, Attractive Scenery for Cuban Adventure Travel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14437&SEO=baracoa-attractive-scenery-for-cuban-adventure-travel Baracoa, Cuba, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The eastern Cuban city of Baracoa draws today the attention of travelers who come to this island with the intention of spending holidays related to nature and adventure. Ebola Vaccine Developed in Canada Shows Promising Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14436&SEO=ebola-vaccine-developed-in-canada-shows-promising-results Ottawa, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccine, developed in Canada, was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants 6 months after immunization. Cuba Highlights Strong Rejection to Trump's Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14435&SEO=cuba-highlights-strong-rejection-to-trumps-policy Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday highlighted the strong rejection of the policy announced recently by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the Caribbean island. Chinese President Predicts a Golden Decade for BRICS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14434&SEO=chinese-president-predicts-a-golden-decade-for-brics Beijing, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping said today that cooperation between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries will be more productive and will mark the begining of a new golden decade. Cuba Repeats Willingness to Continue Respectful Dialogue with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14433&SEO=cuba-repeats-willingness-to-continue-respectful-dialogue-with-u.s. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains its willingness to continue a respectful dialogue and cooperation in matters of common interest with the United States, and to negotiate pending bilateral issues, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stressed here on Monday. Puerto Ricans Attend UN with New Political Scene http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14430&SEO=puerto-ricans-attend-un-with-new-political-scene San Juan, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Ricans are attending today the United Nations Committee on Decolonization in New York, in a bankruptcy scenario and the U.S. imposition of a fiscal control board. Coal Unions Postpone Strike in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14416&SEO=coal-unions-postpone-strike-in-india New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) After a meeting with the Indian authorities, coal unions postponed a three-day strike that should begin today in protest of pension and wages policies. Infrastructure Grows in Varadero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14413&SEO=infrastructure-grows-in-varadero Havana, Jun 19(Prensa Latina) The main Cuban resort of Varadero today exhibits a sustained growth of its infrastructure and several proyects to ensure the future of this resort, said official sources. Nicaragua Reiterates Brotherhood with Cuba Again US Aggressive Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14412&SEO=nicaragua-reiterates-brotherhood-with-cuba-again-us-aggressive-policy Managua, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today rejected the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to reverse the process of normalization of relations with Cuba begun by his predecessor, Barack Obama. 2017 BRICS Games Kicks Off in Guangzhou,China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14411&SEO=2017-brics-games-kicks-off-in-guangzhouchina Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The curtain was raised on the first ever BRICS Games at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center on Saturday evening. China Court Sentences 7 Over Falsifying Air Quality Data http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14407&SEO=china-court-sentences-7-over-falsifying-air-quality-data Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese court sentenced seven people, including the heads of two environmental protection branches, to imprisonments of over one year for falsifying air quality monitoring data. Solidarity With Cuba in Italy and Against Intensification of Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14406&SEO=solidarity-with-cuba-in-italy-and-against-intensification-of-blockade Rome, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Friendship with Cuba in Italy (Anaic) today reasserted here its solidarity with the government and people of the island to the resurgence of the aggressiveness of the U.S. government. US Intensifies Support to Armed Groups in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14404&SEO=us-intensifies-support-to-armed-groups-in-syria Damascus, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The United States intensifies military and operational support to armed groups of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units of Syria and other opposition groups, press media denounced in the Syrian capital Sunday. More Than 168 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14403&SEO=more-than-168-million-children-are-victims-of-child-labor-ilo-says La Habana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. Cuban Parliamentary Delegation Concludes Visit to Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14401&SEO=cuban-parliamentary-delegation-concludes-visit-to-vietnam Hanoi, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Esteban Lazo, president of Cuba''s National Assembly (Parliament) concluded, together with the delegation he presides, an official visit to Vietnam, which maximum authorities asseted to him their will to keep strengthening the relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba. Separatist Demostrations Escalate in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14394&SEO=separatist-demostrations-escalate-in-india New Delhi,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The separatists demostrations in the north of Bengala continue today after riotings and the death of 3 persons among the protesters and the police. BRICS Agriculture Ministers Promote Cooperation in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14384&SEO=brics-agriculture-ministers-promote-cooperation-in-china Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agriculture ministers highlighted today the importance of cooperation and food security in Nanjing, in the south of the country. China Removes Restrictions on Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14382&SEO=china-removes-restrictions-on-foreign-investment Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) China issued today a list eliminating 27 restrictions on eight sectors for foreign investment in its free trade zones. India Tops the List of Main Remittances Recipients in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14372&SEO=india-tops-the-list-of-main-remittances-recipients-in-2016 New Delhi, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) With 62.7 billion dollars India is at the top of the list of countries who received with more remittances last years, noted a report spread in this capital. Trump's Cuba Policy to Affect U.S. Travelers and Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14368&SEO=trumps-cuba-policy-to-affect-u.s.-travelers-and-companies 16 de junio de 2017, 16:36Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition noted today that the changes announced by President Donald Trump regarding his Cuba policy will affect U.S. citizens interested in traveling to the neighboring island. Power Plant in Syrian City of Daraa Out of Service http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14353&SEO=power-plant-in-syrian-city-of-daraa-out-of-service Damascus, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Al Naimah power station, which supplies the city of Daraa, was reportedly shut down after suffering a terrorist attack. China, Brazil Prepare for Next BRICS Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14350&SEO=china-brazil-prepare-for-next-brics-summit Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira agreed to work on preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Djibouti On Alert as Eritrea Occupies Territory Abandoned by Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14346&SEO=djibouti-on-alert-as-eritrea-occupies-territory-abandoned-by-qatar Djibuti,Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Djibouti accused neighbouring Eritrea on Friday of occupying a disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers. Cuba and Vietnam to Increase Common Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14341&SEO=cuba-and-vietnam-to-increase-common-ties Hanoi, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Topics of relations between Vietnam and Cuba with a view to strengthening it were reportedly discussed today at a meeting of the President of the National Assembly of People''s Power, Esteban Lazo, with authorities of Ho Chi Minh City. China Expects Positive Signs in the Korean Peninsula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14337&SEO=china-expects-positive-signs-in-the-korean-peninsula Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) China expects the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea to continue to show goodwill toward each other, the Foreign Ministry informed today. Cuban Vice President Meets Mexican Secretaries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14335&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-mexican-secretaries Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Ricardo Cabrisas, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Economy and Planning, has received the Secretaries of Economy and Health of Mexico, Ildefonso Guajardo and Jose Narro, respectively, it was officially reported today. Central Bank of Cuba Puts New Currency in Circulation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14324&SEO=central-bank-of-cuba-puts-new-currency-in-circulation Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Cuba announced today that it will gradually put into circulation a new metallic coin worth 5 Cuban pesos from July 3. Asian Bank AIIB Approves First Capital Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14320&SEO=asian-bank-aiib-approves-first-capital-investment Seoul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved its first capital investment of $150 million USD to attract private capital for development projects in India. Cuban Hotels Work for a Sustainable Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14300&SEO=cuban-hotels-work-for-a-sustainable-tourism Ciego de Avila, Cuba (Prensa Latina) A group of hotels in the Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey have achieved good results in meeting environmental standards aimed at achieving sustainable tourism. USA Handling of Ghanian Deportees is Innhuman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14295&SEO=usa-handling-of-ghanian-deportees-is-innhuman Accra, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Member of Parliament for South Tongo constituency in the Volta region Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned the inhumane treatment of Ghanaian deportees from the USA. Geneva Summit Discusses Women at Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14291&SEO=geneva-summit-discusses-women-at-work Geneva, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The 106th International Labor Conference, which continues its sessions here, is holding a summit today to discuss how to make up a better future for women at work. Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Tensions Persists Due to US Meddling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14290&SEO=eritrea-ethiopia-border-tensions-persists-due-to-us-meddling Asmara,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has accused the United States of being the architects of the borderline tension between them and neighbouring Ethiopia. Computer Problem Costs Millions to British Airways http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14289&SEO=computer-problem-costs-millions-to-british-airways London, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) IAG consortium CEO Willie Walsh said today that a computer breakdown will cost British Airways 80 million pounds (92 million euros). Greece Concerned About Its Economic Stability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14287&SEO=greece-concerned-about-its-economic-stability Berlin, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities expressed today their concern about the country''s economic stability, dependent on dealings with its creditors and the unblocking of the next tranche of financial aid. China Confirms Million-dollar Economic Losses Due to Typhoon Merbok http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14286&SEO=china-confirms-million-dollar-economic-losses-due-to-typhoon-merbok Beijing, June 15 (Prensa Latina) China has confirmed the evacuation of 12,000 Guandong province residents and direct economic losses of $ 38 million after Typhoon Merbok, officials press informed today. Luanda Port Receives Fewer Ships and More Cargo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14285&SEO=luanda-port-receives-fewer-ships-and-more-cargo 15 de junio de 2017, 11:36Luanda, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s largest port in Luanda has received fewer long-haul ships but moved a larger number of goods compared to 2016, official sources reported on occasion of its founding 72 years ago. Putin Jokes About Possible Asylum for Former FBI Director http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14282&SEO=putin-jokes-about-possible-asylum-for-former-fbi-director Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today joked about granting political asylum to the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, after he talked about his recordings of his conversations with Donald Trump. The West Has Always Sought to Contain Russia With Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14280&SEO=the-west-has-always-sought-to-contain-russia-with-sanctions Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia has always been under pressure of sanctions from abroad to halt its development, even before the triumph of the Socialist October Revolution, pointed out today president Vladimir Putin. Iran Exports more Food to Qatar amid Crisis in Persian Gulf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14278&SEO=iran-exports-more-food-to-qatar-amid-crisis-in-persian-gulf Tehran, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Iran sent more food to Qatar today after exporting three tons of fresh fish and 180 tons of fruit and vegetables to alleviate shortages suffered by the emirate over the boycott of three Persian Gulf countries. Peru to Sign Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14241&SEO=peru-to-sign-free-trade-agreement-with-australia-and-india Lima, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Peru adjusts its views ahead of the start of negotiations to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India in the near future, officials announced today. Mexico Earthquake:Many Injured as Quake Hits Guatemalan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14240&SEO=mexico-earthquakemany-injured-as-quake-hits-guatemalan-border Mexico, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) At least six people injured are the toll of the seven-degree earthquake on the Richter scale that struck Chiapas in southern Mexico at dawn today. DPRK Reasserts Position for Reunification with S.Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14238&SEO=dprk-reasserts-position-for-reunification-with-s.korea Pyongyang, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reaaserted Wednesday its position to establish talks without foreign interference, to reach the reconciliation, reunification and pacific coexistence with South Korea. Turkey Wants to Open Embassies in All African States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14235&SEO=turkey-wants-to-open-embassies-in-all-african-states Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey aims to open embassies in all African countries, a senior foreign ministry official said today. Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel Preferred by Canadians and Europeans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14229&SEO=pullman-cayo-coco-hotel-preferred-by-canadians-and-europeans Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel located in the north of Ciego de Avila, one of the central provinces of the island of Cuba, is now in the preference of Canadian and European tourists, with a high occupation percent. Cuban Foreign Minister to Visit European Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14227&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-to-visit-european-countries Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will visit the European states of Turkey, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, and the Vatican, the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. More US Travelers Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14224&SEO=more-us-travelers-visit-cuba Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI) has reported today that about 284,565 Americans visited Cuba until late May this year, making it the same amount of those who came in 2016. Cuban Coffee Industry Receives Benefits of International Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14219&SEO=cuban-coffee-industry-receives-benefits-of-international-cooperation Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The coffee industry in Cuba has received the benefits of new international cooperation projects, which are an important complement for state investments, a national expert said today. Pakistani Trade Deficit Reaches Record High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14205&SEO=pakistani-trade-deficit-reaches-record-high Islamabad, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s trade deficit increased by 42 percent year-on-year when reaching a 29,9-billion-dollard record in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (July-May), today reported the National Bureau of Statistics. Bolivia to Regulate Gold Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14200&SEO=bolivia-to-regulate-gold-market La Paz, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Mining Ministry Cesar Navarro said that in the coming months he will present a comprehensive plan to regulate and oversee the purchase of gold in the country. US-Canada Commercial Dispute on Timber Taxes Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14194&SEO=us-canada-commercial-dispute-on-timber-taxes-continues Ottawa, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Canada and the United States have not resolve their commercial dispute, because Washington has imposed taxes up to 24 percent on timber imports from its northern neighboring country. US Democratic Senators Ask to Expand Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14172&SEO=us-democratic-senators-ask-to-expand-relations-with-cuba Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A group of 14 Democratic senators urged the administration of Donald Trump to maintain and expand the US economic and political approach to Cuba, when local media today show the possibility of a reversal. Venezuela:Opposition Governor Henrique Capriles Diverts Funds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14171&SEO=venezuelaopposition-governor-henrique-capriles-diverts-funds Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the Venezuelan state of Miranda, Henrique Capriles, is using the resources and funds distributed for the development of sports in Miranda with political purposes, denounced Alexander Vargas, viceminister of sports in Miranda Tuesday. Egyptian Parliament Passes the Cession of Islands to Riyadh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14170&SEO=egyptian-parliament-passes-the-cession-of-islands-to-riyadh Cairo, June 13 (Prensa Latina) After three days of debates, the Egyptian Parliament''s Committee on Legislative and Constitutional Affairs spoke today in favor of the government''s decision to cede Saudi Arabia two strategic Red Sea islands. Uruguay: Public Education Workers in 24-Hour Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14168&SEO=uruguay-public-education-workers-in-24-hour-strike Montevideo, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The public education workers (primary, secondary, teacher training and university) are now on a strike of 24 hours in the entire country, demanding a bigger budget and salaries for the sector. Villagers Return to Freed Areas South of Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14166&SEO=villagers-return-to-freed-areas-south-of-syrian-capital Damascus, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of villagers began returning to Drousa, Khan Sheikh and Darkbaye villages in southern Damascus, while the final touches of infrastructure restoration are underway, officials said. El Salvador, Cuba Explore Niche Markets in Business Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14162&SEO=el-salvador-cuba-explore-niche-markets-in-business-forum San Salvador, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The development of nautical charts on the coast of Acajutla and La Union stands out among possible future collaborations between El Salvador and Cuba, which continue today a business forum. Increase in Oil Demand to Help Market Balance, According to OPEC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14160&SEO=increase-in-oil-demand-to-help-market-balance-according-to-opec London, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The increase of 2.1 percent in crude oil demand will favor a rebalancing of the market, but in the second half of 2017, a pace slower than expected, OPEC reported today. Opposition Economists Reject Call for General Strike in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14157&SEO=opposition-economists-reject-call-for-general-strike-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Opposition economists rejected the call for a national strike by MP Fredy Guevara, leader of the right-wing Popular Party in a demonstration at the east of the capital. More Than 6,000 Displaced Due to Floods in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14155&SEO=more-than-6000-displaced-due-to-floods-in-uruguay Montevideo, June 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 6,163 people remain displaced by floods today in four departments of Northwestern Uruguay, where the waters of the homonymous river will continue to rise between this and the coming week. France Demands End of US Subsidies to Boeing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14154&SEO=france-demands-end-of-us-subsidies-to-boeing Paris, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) France today demanded the end of the subsidies granted by the United States to the aeronautical company Boeing, considering that they are an obstacle to the rules of fair trade. UN-Cuba Denounces That US Blockade is Still in Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14153&SEO=un-cuba-denounces-that-us-blockade-is-still-in-force United Nations, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has denounced today at the United Nations that the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade and its extraterritorial scope, recently expressed in a fine to a Canadian subsidiary corporation of the American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC). Lack of African Economic Success to Increase Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14152&SEO=lack-of-african-economic-success-to-increase-migration Berlin, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Bundesbank (German Central Bank) President Jens Weidmann warned here today that the lack of African economic success will increase the migratory pressure on Europe. Vietnam and Cuba Evoke History of Friendship and Solidarity Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14150&SEO=vietnam-and-cuba-evoke-history-of-friendship-and-solidarity-ties Hanoi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Remembering is to live again and more than 100 Vietnamese professionals trained in Cuba did so during a meeting with National People''s Power Assembly President, Esteban Lazo, where the friendship between both peoples was reaffirmed. Iran Confirms: Qatar Crisis is Result of Riyadh Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14149&SEO=iran-confirms-qatar-crisis-is-result-of-riyadh-summit Tehran, Jun 13 (prensa Latina) Iran reiterated today that the crisis of several Arab countries with Qatar is a consequence of the Riyadh summit organized by Saudi Arabia with the United States, whose government blamed for destabilizing the region. Natural Disasters Burden Developing Countries, FAO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14147&SEO=natural-disasters-burden-developing-countries-fao-says Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Agriculture in developing countries has accounted for 23 percent of all damages and losses caused by medium and large-scale disasters between 2006 and 2016, FAO said today. French Airline Corsair Flying to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14142&SEO=french-airline-corsair-flying-to-cuba Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) French airline Corsair has started direct flights to Cuba with Boeing 747-400 of 533 seats, as part of the increase in tourism and relations between these two countries. Cuban Resort Expects 1, 5 Million Foreign Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14141&SEO=cuban-resort-expects-1-5-million-foreign-tourists-in-2017 Matanzas, Cuba, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Cuban resort, Varadero, plans the arrival of million and a half of foreign tourists for 2017, forecast Ivis Fernandez, delegate of the Toruism Ministry (Mintur) in the province of Matanzas, where the famous destination is located. Cuba Hosts Agricultural and Forestry Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14135&SEO=cuba-hosts-agricultural-and-forestry-convention Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 19 countries are holding today an International Agricultural and Forestry Convention in Cuba, focused on the problems of agricultural yields and the functioning of the sector''s productive chains. Qatar Hosted Taliban at U.S.A Request http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14100&SEO=qatar-hosted-taliban-at-u.s.a-request Doha, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, have been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist groups. Strong Earthquake Hits Western Coast of Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14099&SEO=strong-earthquake-hits-western-coast-of-turkey Istanbul, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A 6.3-magnitude Richter scale earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey today, ioffshore Izmir district, with no human nor material casualties reported. South Sudan First Vice President Attends Sub-Regional Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14096&SEO=south-sudan-first-vice-president-attends-sub-regional-summit Juba, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan''s first vice-president Taban Deng Gay traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he will attend the extraordinary Intergovernmental Authority Development Summit (IGAD). Canada: Businessmen, Politicians Attend Montreal Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14095&SEO=canada-businessmen-politicians-attend-montreal-conference Ottawa, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The twenty-third edition of the Montreal Conference will begin today in that Canadian city with the presence of about 4,000 representatives of governments, civil society and the private sector of a dozen countries. Germany Conditions Economic Aid to Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14092&SEO=germany-conditions-economic-aid-to-africa Berlin, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The German government is holding a cooperation conference with Africa in this capital, in which it makes its economic aid to that continent conditional on political commitments. Qatar Starts Maritime Operations through Oman, Assisted by Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14088&SEO=qatar-starts-maritime-operations-through-oman-assisted-by-iran Doha, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Qatar today started the transportation of maritime cargo through Oman, after it was forced by a naval boycott imposed by neighboring countries that broke off diplomatic relations, while it continues receiving planes laden with food from Iran. Circular Economy and Marine Debris at G7 Meeting in Bologna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14082&SEO=circular-economy-and-marine-debris-at-g7-meeting-in-bologna Rome, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 environment ministers will dedicate today the second and final day of their meeting in Bologna to marine debris and the three ''R'' of the circular economy: reduce, reuse and recycle. Turkish Products Begin to Invade Supermarkets in Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14080&SEO=turkish-products-begin-to-invade-supermarkets-in-qatar Ankara, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Numerous Turkish products are beginning to invade the shelves of shops in Qatar, as neighboring Arab states feel the commercial embargo, according to the newspaper Hürriyet. India Boosts Steel Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14075&SEO=india-boosts-steel-production New Delhi, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) India will increase its steel production in 8.9 percent annually as average over the next five years going from 88.4 million metric tons in 2017 to 128.6 million metric tons in 2021, revealed a research today. French Development Agency to Finance Solar Plant in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14059&SEO=french-development-agency-to-finance-solar-plant-in-bolivia La Paz, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The French Development Agency (AFD) will finance with more than 12.8 million dollars the construction of a solar power plant in the Bolivian department of Oruro, the Ministry of Planning and Development confirmed. Evo Morales Highlights Willingness to Eradicate Extreme Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14056&SEO=evo-morales-highlights-willingness-to-eradicate-extreme-poverty La Paz, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today noted the aspiration to celebrate the bicentennial of the nation with the total eradication of extreme poverty, which in 2006 affected 38 percent of the population. General Motors Ordered to Respect Labor Rights in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14053&SEO=general-motors-ordered-to-respect-labor-rights-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Hall of the Supreme Court of Venezuela ordered the U.S. company General Motors to respect the workers'' right during the embargo imposed on April 14. China Favors Further Cooperation with Turkmenistan in Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14048&SEO=china-favors-further-cooperation-with-turkmenistan-in-silk-road Beijing, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly urged Turkmenistan to work together to promote its pragmatic cooperation in the framework of the Silk Road and Belt Economic Initiative, it was reported here today. ECLAC Reiterates Marked Inequality in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14033&SEO=eclac-reiterates-marked-inequality-in-latin-america 10 de junio de 2017, 00:20Santiago, Chile, June 10 (Prensa Latina) Latin America has lately remained the most unequal region around the world, despite all-important advances of the nations during the first decade and a half of the 21st century, according to ECLAC. Highlighted Tourism Growth in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14030&SEO=highlighted-tourism-growth-in-nicaragua 09 de junio de 2017, 17:39Managua, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan authorities highlighted the growth of tourism in the country, inaugurating today in this capital the 6th International Fair Fenitur 2017 of to this economic activity. Venezuela´s Weekly Oil Price at $41.74 USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14018&SEO=venezuelaas-weekly-oil-price-at-41.74-usd 09 de junio de 2017, 15:50Caracas, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan oil price concluded today at $41.74 USD per barrel, representing a fall of 4.02 percent compared to the previous week, said data issued by the Ministry of Petroleum. Cuba Highlights Link of Design, Environment, Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14012&SEO=cuba-highlights-link-of-design-environment-sustainable-development 09 de junio de 2017, 15:09Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban academician Milvia Pérez highlighted today the ties of the current design in her country with the environment and sustainable development. Quinoa Export Generates More Than $76 Million USD in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13999&SEO=quinoa-export-generates-more-than-76-million-usd-in-bolivia La Paz, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The export of quinoa, recognized today among the most nutrient rich grains, has allowed Bolivia to enter in 2016 more than $76 million USD despite the damages caused by drought. France, Corsair and Cuban Tourism Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13998&SEO=france-corsair-and-cuban-tourism-development Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With the recent arrival of the inaugural flight of the French airline Corsair, Cuban tourism emphasizes today a commitment to the travel industry with a strong eye towards Europe. More Than 160 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13997&SEO=more-than-160-million-children-are-victims-of-child-labor-ilo-says Geneva, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. SCO Shaping a New Trade Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13990&SEO=sco-shaping-a-new-trade-order Astana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With the formal entry of India and Pakistan, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a multilateral grouping, is consolidating its economic and political might while shaping a new trade order following the steps of the Belt and Road Initiative China is pushing forward. BRICS Media in Search of Shared Future Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13986&SEO=brics-media-in-search-of-shared-future-opportunities Beijing, June 9 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) media are betting on opportunities for a shared future in order to advance as a bloc in the balance and agreement of international criteria. Bolivia and Uruguay Strengthen Customs Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13983&SEO=bolivia-and-uruguay-strengthen-customs-cooperation La Paz, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Governments of Bolivia and Uruguay will strengthen ties with a customs cooperation agreement to be in force on June 15th. Oil Price in one-month Minimum by increase of inventories http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13977&SEO=oil-price-in-one-month-minimum-by-increase-of-inventories London, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell to a one-month low today, pushed by rising of US inventories and entry of Nigerian crude oil. WTO Advocates Greater Trade Contribution to Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13971&SEO=wto-advocates-greater-trade-contribution-to-development Geneva, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, called today for trade to contribute more to creating jobs and supporting growth and development. Emirates Post Group Stops All Types of Postal Services to Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13966&SEO=emirates-post-group-stops-all-types-of-postal-services-to-qatar Abu Dhabi,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Emirates Post Group, upon instructions of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, has suspended all postal services to Qatar in all its postal offices in the UAE from June 6, 2017, and will remain so until further notice. Another Puerto Rican former Governor Calls to Boycott Plebiscite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13965&SEO=another-puerto-rican-former-governor-calls-to-boycott-plebiscite San Juan, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican ex-governor Aníbal Acevedo joined today the call to boycott the plebiscite of status to be held next Sunday, promoted by the annexationist New Progressive Party (PNP). Strong Security Measures for Merkel's Visit to Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13963&SEO=strong-security-measures-for-merkels-visit-to-argentina Buenos Aires, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Detours in several streets and a large police deployment are registered today in this capital for the brief visit by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to this country. Costa Rica Defines Actions to Improve Oceans' Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13959&SEO=costa-rica-defines-actions-to-improve-oceans-health San Jose, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) About 100 high political, civil society and academia representatives are participating today and tomorrow in the Global Dialogue on Oceans, an event that Costa Rica hosts to define actions aimed at improving the health of that part of the planet. China: Second Largest Direct Investor Abroad in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13958&SEO=china-second-largest-direct-investor-abroad-in-2016 Beijing, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) China became the second country with the largest direct investment abroad in 2016, according to a report released today by official sources. Cuba: Luxury Hotel Marks a New Stage in Tourist Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13952&SEO=cuba-luxury-hotel-marks-a-new-stage-in-tourist-development Havana, June 8 (Prensa Latina) The opening of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski Havana marks a new stage in Cuba''s tourism development, highlighted the minister of the industry (MINTUR), Manuel Marrero. EC Proposes European Defense Fund http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13916&SEO=ec-proposes-european-defense-fund Brussels, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) proposed today an European Defense Fund aimed at coordinating investment with view to spend it in research, development of prototypes and purchase of equipment and military technology. Turkish Parliament to Vote Deployment of More Troops in Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13910&SEO=turkish-parliament-to-vote-deployment-of-more-troops-in-qatar Ankara, June 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkish parliament is to urgently debate a bill that would allow its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, according to the Sabah daily, citing official sources. UN-Cuba Urged the Developed World to Protect the Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13908&SEO=un-cuba-urged-the-developed-world-to-protect-the-oceans United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba demanded today at the United Nations Conference on Oceans the support of the developed world to the countries of the South with funding and technology to guarantee the protection and sustainable management of these marine areas. Cuban Tourism Minister Highlights Expedia Inc. Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13900&SEO=cuban-tourism-minister-highlights-expedia-inc.-work Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero highlighted today the important space for the commercialization of this recreational destination separated by the platforms of North American company Expedia Incorporated. Mexico City Dangerous Due to Robbery and Other Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13898&SEO=mexico-city-dangerous-due-to-robbery-and-other-crimes Mexico City, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City is today Mexico''s second-highest rate of theft to passers-by, a crime that increased 38.2 percent in the first four months of 2017. Spanish Foreign Minister: Russia is a Strategic Partner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13897&SEO=spanish-foreign-minister-russia-is-a-strategic-partner Moscow, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis today considered Russia a strategic partner when he met with his counterpart, Serguei Lavrov. OECD Publishes Growth Forecast for Latin American Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13893&SEO=oecd-publishes-growth-forecast-for-latin-american-countries Paris, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published today its biannual forecasts, which predicts a growth acceleration for some Latin American countries, and a contraction in others. South African Economy in Contraction: a Great Concern http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13888&SEO=south-african-economy-in-contraction-a-great-concern Pretoria, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The announcement on the contraction of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South Africa in the first quarter of 2017 is causing great concern in South Africa today, which suffered its last recession in 2009. Cuban Tourist Group to Widen Hotel Net in Varadero Beach http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13880&SEO=cuban-tourist-group-to-widen-hotel-net-in-varadero-beach Varadero, Cuba, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourist group GAVIOTA will widen its hotel net in Varadero Beach -the biggest resort of Cuba- now with 14 installations and almost 9,600 rooms with high quality. Germany is Concern of G20 Joint Statement on Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13858&SEO=germany-is-concern-of-g20-joint-statement-on-climate-change Berlin, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany expressed today its concern about the possibility to issue a joint statement regarding climate change, trade and migration flows. Cuba Sets Measures to Face the Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13856&SEO=cuba-sets-measures-to-face-the-drought Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities established measures today to face up to the current drought and a plan to solve the most pressing problems that are affecting water supply, according to the official newspaper Granma. UN: Israeli Occupation of Palestine Generates Humanitarian Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13855&SEO=un-israeli-occupation-of-palestine-generates-humanitarian-crisis United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli occupation of Palestine is half a century old today, a situation that generates chronic needs, warned UN humanitarian coordinator Robert Piper. Cuba Increases Private Accommodation for Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13850&SEO=cuba-increases-private-accommodation-for-tourists Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Private accommodation in Cuba has increased services and scope according to data from the American company Airbnb, specialized in tourism in private homes. South Africa's Economy Tumbles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13843&SEO=south-africas-economy-tumbles Pretoria, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted to -0.7% in the first quarter of 2017, down from 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa announced on Tuesday. Central Bank Cuts Forecast in Chilean Economy Expansion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13831&SEO=central-bank-cuts-forecast-in-chilean-economy-expansion Santiago de Chile, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Chile''s Central Bank cuts its forecasts for economic expansion this year, from 1 percent to 1.75 percent, as a result of the strike at the Escondida mine in early 2017. Cuba to Hold International Symposium on Beekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13825&SEO=cuba-to-hold-international-symposium-on-beekeeping Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The search for solutions to the production concrete problems is one of the objectives of a global symposium on beekeeping that will be held next week here, one of its organizers reported today. China Pardons Part of Angolan Debt and Opens Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13818&SEO=china-pardons-part-of-angolan-debt-and-opens-bank Luanda, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) China pardoned today a part of the Angolan debt and opened here a bank division, as part of the visit of the adviser of State of the State Council of this Asian country, Wang Yong. Nepal and China Sign Agreement on Hydroelectric Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13810&SEO=nepal-and-china-sign-agreement-on-hydroelectric-station Kathmandu, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Nepal and China signed an agreement today to develop the most important national project for a hydroelectric station, which will generate 1,200 megawatts and will be erected in the central area of the country. CARICOM Criticizes US Withdrawal From Paris Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13803&SEO=caricom-criticizes-us-withdrawal-from-paris-agreement Georgetown, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) criticized the decision by the US government to abandon the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Jamaica Observer newspaper reported today. Namibian President Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13802&SEO=namibian-president-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro Windhoek, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Namibian President Hage G. Geingob, gave a trbute to Cuban Revolution historical leader Fidel Castro Ruz Monday. Japan and China Will Boost Trade, Says Singaporean Ex-Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13801&SEO=japan-and-china-will-boost-trade-says-singaporean-ex-prime-minister Tokyo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Singaporean Former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said today that China and Japan should boost trade and economic integration in the Asian continent, with equal conditions and not as rivals. UN Demands Political Will to Protect Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13800&SEO=un-demands-political-will-to-protect-oceans United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Presidents attending the UN Conference on Oceans, Fuji Prime Minister, Josaia Vorege Bainimarama and Swedish minister Isabella Lovin will call today for political will to protect and ensure sustainable management of the seas. Storm Destroys 1,000 Refugee Homes in Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13795&SEO=storm-destroys-1000-refugee-homes-in-nigeria Abuja,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Torrential rains and wind destroyed 1,000 makeshift homes in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, aggravating conditions for the thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram violence, the United Nations said. Togo to Head African Body Amid Controversy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13794&SEO=togo-to-head-african-body-amid-controversy Monrovia, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe began today his term in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with a controversy over the presence of an Israeli delegation at the summit. Middle East Political Uncertainty Weighs on Oil Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13792&SEO=middle-east-political-uncertainty-weighs-on-oil-price London, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Oil price fell today in the face of the uncertainty generated by the rupture of relations between Qatar and other Arab states, which could torpedo the OPEC agreement to limit crude oil production. Cuban Gov't Prioritizes Guaranteeing The Water Service to the People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13787&SEO=cuban-govt-prioritizes-guaranteeing-the-water-service-to-the-people Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Government prioritizes guaranteeing the water service to the population with a required quality, Granma newspaper reports. Homeless Persons Increase 150 Percent in Rio de Janeiro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13784&SEO=homeless-persons-increase-150-percent-in-rio-de-janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Jun 5, (Prensa Latina) The number of people in the street in this Brazilian city has increased in the last three years by approximately 150 percent, according to estimates released today by the Municipal Secretariat of Social Assistance. More Hurricanes Predicted This Season in the Atlantic Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13783&SEO=more-hurricanes-predicted-this-season-in-the-atlantic-ocean Washington, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Meteorologists at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center said today that the Atlantic Ocean could face another hurricane season above normal this year. ILO Debates on Global Employment Problems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13782&SEO=ilo-debates-on-global-employment-problems Geneva, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Unemployed people worldwide could surpass 201 million in 2017, while the disorderly emigration in search of labor options increases, with this background panorama, an international debate on the subject began today. Cuba Business Fair Helps Exchange between Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13781&SEO=cuba-business-fair-helps-exchange-between-companies Por Teyuné Díaz Díaz *Havana (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair, recently held in Havana, was a perfect setting to boost the country''s business management thanks to the participation of the main Cuban economic actors who promoted their products aiming at favoring the exchange. China To Host BRICS Media Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13769&SEO=china-to-host-brics-media-forum Beijing, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) This capital city will host this week the Media Forum of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) with the presence of leaders of 25 groups of communication agencies from thee five member countries. Increased Business Opportunities between Ecuador and Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13765&SEO=increased-business-opportunities-between-ecuador-and-russia Moscow, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador increased business opportunities with Russia after signing agreements and presenting achievements at the 21st International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, said diplomatic sources today. Bolivia Loses more than 100 Million USD Due to Chilean Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13762&SEO=bolivia-loses-more-than-100-million-usd-due-to-chilean-strike La Paz, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia had a loss of more than $100 million USD due to the 10-day strike staged by Chilean customs officers, President Evo Morales posted today on his Twitter account. Russia without Isolation and Open to the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13759&SEO=russia-without-isolation-and-open-to-the-world By Antonio Rondón García Moscow, June 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia is now free of isolation and open to the world, after signing deals for almost 1 trillion rubles (17.639 billion dollars) at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg. Asia's Largest Cruise Ship Starts Maiden Voyage in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13753&SEO=asias-largest-cruise-ship-starts-maiden-voyage-in-china Beijing, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Joy, the largest cruise ship in Asia, built mainly for the Chinese market, started its maiden voyage in the eastern city of Qingdao. European Parliament to Discuss Future of Climate Change Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13749&SEO=european-parliament-to-discuss-future-of-climate-change-agreement Brussels, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament will discuss the future of the Paris Agreement on climate change in mid-June following the announcement of the United States withdrawal, reported today the president of the Community institution, Antonio Tajani. Canada, Vietnam Trade Exchange Grows http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13746&SEO=canada-vietnam-trade-exchange-grows Ottawa, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Comercial exchange between Canada and Vietnam amounted to $ 70 million in the first quarter of 2017, representing a significant increase compared to the same period last year. Mexico Denounces Children Contamination With Lead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13739&SEO=mexico-denounces-children-contamination-with-lead Mexico, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 1,500 children working in mining in Vetagrande, Mexican state of Zacatecas, suffer physical and mental damages due to contamination by lead and other heavy metals, denounced today an editorial of La Jornada newspaper. Canada Helps Communities Attract Job Creating Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13738&SEO=canada-helps-communities-attract-job-creating-investment Ottawa, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) International trade and investment are vital to Canada''s economic growth and prosperity. More international investments in Canada mean more jobs for Canadian workers, more growth for our economy and a stronger middle class. Vietnamese Prime Minister Starts Visit to Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13737&SEO=vietnamese-prime-minister-starts-visit-to-japan Hanoi, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will start a visit to Japan on Sunday, in which he will foster bilateral relations characterized by its amplitude in several sectors. Death Toll in Mexico From Tropical Storm Beatriz Rises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13736&SEO=death-toll-in-mexico-from-tropical-storm-beatriz-rises México,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Six people were killed as Tropical Storm Beatriz dumped heavy rain on southwestern Mexico, causing landslides that destroyed homes, damaged roads and uprooted trees, emergency officials said today. Over 250 Billion Rubles of Contracts Signed at Russian Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13735&SEO=over-250-billion-rubles-of-contracts-signed-at-russian-forum Saint Petersburg, Russia, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The 21st International Economic Forum of Saint Petersburg ended today, with the signing of contracts for 250 billion Russian rubles (4.409 billion dollars) and the participation of 130 countries. Air, Water Quality Continue to Improve in Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13732&SEO=air-water-quality-continue-to-improve-in-beijing 03 de junio de 2017, 09:48Beijing, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Air pollutant density was lowered in Beijing while its surface water environment also improved in 2016, according to a report released by Beijing Municipal Environment Protection Bureau today. USA-March for Truth Organizers Have a Simple Demand,Investigate Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13731&SEO=usa-march-for-truth-organizers-have-a-simple-demandinvestigate-trump Washington,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina)Some 135 US cities will carry out thew March for Truth during this weekend to demand transparecy after Trum fired FBI Director James Comey. Stable China-EU Relations Built on Consensus on Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13729&SEO=stable-china-eu-relations-built-on-consensus-on-global-issues Beijing,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Stable relations between China and the European Union (EU) are built on consensus on a wide range of global issues including globalization and free trade, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in Brussels today while attending the 19th China-EU leaders'' meeting. Chinese Vice Premier Stresses Implementation of Sci-tech Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13728&SEO=chinese-vice-premier-stresses-implementation-of-sci-tech-program 03 de junio de 2017, 08:59Beijing, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina ) Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong today stressed the need for implementation of major science and technology programs to improve the country''s innovation capability. China, Germany Agree to Speed Up Talks on China-EU Investment Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13717&SEO=china-germany-agree-to-speed-up-talks-on-china-eu-investment-accord 02 de junio de 2017, 15:17Beijing, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Kegiang, who concluded today a tour through Europe and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, agreed to speed up talks on China-European Union (EU) investment accord to enrich cooperation and bilateral ties. El Salvador FM Meets Intense Agenda of Work in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13711&SEO=el-salvador-fm-meets-intense-agenda-of-work-in-france Paris, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador''s foreign minister, Hugo Martínez, is meeting in France an intense agenda focused on bilateral and regional relations, in a visit that ends today with the signing of an agreement in the education sector. Spanish Gov't Sends EU-Cuba Agreement to Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13710&SEO=spanish-govt-sends-eu-cuba-agreement-to-parliament Madrid, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government sent the so-called Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement signed in December 2016 between the European Union and Cuba to the Spanish Parliament, for its analysis and approval. Greece Clears Out Elliniko Refugee Camp http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13706&SEO=greece-clears-out-elliniko-refugee-camp Athens,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities move to relocate hundreds of refugee in a camp outside the Greek capital as the evacuation operation gets under way. PM: Excellent Malaysia-China Relations Doesn't Compromise Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13703&SEO=pm-excellent-malaysia-china-relations-doesnt-compromise-sovereignty Kuala Lumpur,Jun 2(Prensa Latina) The real and transformative results of the excellent relations that Malaysia and China have built do not compromise the country''s sovereignty one bit, Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. United Kingdom Disappointed with Trump Decision on Climate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13698&SEO=united-kingdom-disappointed-with-trump-decision-on-climate London, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The British Prime Minister, Theresa May told US President Donald Trump her disappointment for the withdrawal of that country from the Paris Accord on Climate Change, reported today a government spokesperson. Ecuador Calls for a Global Alliance Against Poverty at Monaco Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13697&SEO=ecuador-calls-for-a-global-alliance-against-poverty-at-monaco-forum United Nations, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian ambassador to the United Nations, Horacio Sevilla, has proposed at the 15th International Forum in Monaco of the Convention of Independent Financial Advisors (CIFA) to set up a global alliance against poverty and hunger, diplomatic sources stressed here today. Putin Proposes Youth Economic Forum in St. Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13696&SEO=putin-proposes-youth-economic-forum-in-st.-petersburg St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has proposed today to hold a youth economic forum in St. Petersburg, as he considered that the new generations are in charge of building the future. Canadian NGO Warns over NAFTA Bad Consequences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13675&SEO=canadian-ngo-warns-over-nafta-bad-consequences Ottawa, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Non-governmental organization Common Frontiers warned the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has destroyed entire sectors of local economy, such as agriculture in Mexico or the exploitation of natural resources in Canada. Cuban Tourism Committed to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13660&SEO=cuban-tourism-committed-to-economic-and-social-development Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourism works to contribute to the national economic and social development through a broad investment process and the improvement of services. Tropical Depression Two -E Takes Aim at Oaxaca, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13657&SEO=tropical-depression-two-e-takes-aim-at-oaxaca-mexico México,Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The state of Tabasco,Mexico is recovering today from intense and rains that have bring floods and heavy damages, according to local media. 1,214 Uruguayans Remain Displaced by Heavy Floods http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13655&SEO=1214-uruguayans-remain-displaced-by-heavy-floods Montevideo, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The number of displaced people in Uruguay due to flooding amounted to 1,214 and is concentrated in the departments of Salto, Paysandú, Artigas and Cerro Largo, reported today the National Emergency System (Sinae). Unemployment Figures, Band Numbers for South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13654&SEO=unemployment-figures-band-numbers-for-south-africa Pretoria, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s unemployment rate rose to 27.7% in the first quarter of 2017, the highest increase since September 2003, Statistics South Africa reported on Thursday. Cuban Revolutionary Urges to Preserve Agostinho Neto's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13653&SEO=cuban-revolutionary-urges-to-preserve-agostinho-netos-legacy Luanda, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) President of the Cuba-Africa Friendship Association, Victor Dreke, urged today to preserve the legacy of the first Angolan president, Antonio Agostinho Neto, and what has been done during the 41 years of independence. Aides of Ivory Coast Parliament Speaker Questioned Over Arms Cache http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13650&SEO=aides-of-ivory-coast-parliament-speaker-questioned-over-arms-cache Abidjan, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in Ivory Coast have questioned two senior military officers close to parliamentary speaker Guillaume Soro, one of his spokesmen said today, after an arms cache was found recently in the home of an aide. Socioeconomic Update in Cuba, Act of Sovereignty and Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13649&SEO=socioeconomic-update-in-cuba-act-of-sovereignty-and-democracy Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Parliamentarians gathered together at the second Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of People''s Power (Parliament) recognized today the democratic nature of the updating process of the country''s socio-economic model. Venezuela: Henrique Capriles Is Involved in Odebrecht's Bribes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13648&SEO=venezuela-henrique-capriles-is-involved-in-odebrechts-bribes Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) A top executive of the Brazilian firm Odebrecht in Venezuela, Euzenando Azevedo, pointed to the extreme right-wing opposition leader Henrique Capriles as a beneficiary of illegal financing for his presidential campaign in 2012. Cuban Legislators Support Documents Analyzed in Plenary Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13646&SEO=cuban-legislators-support-documents-analyzed-in-plenary-session Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban legislators have supported the documents analyzed in the context of the Special Session of the National People''s Power Assembly, in plenary session today in the presence of President Raul Castro. Renewable Energies, Cuba and the Caribbean Main Objective http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13643&SEO=renewable-energies-cuba-and-the-caribbean-main-objective Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, continues today its work with an agenda in which Cuba and the Caribbean are the main objective. UNESCO Highlights Revolutionary Work of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13641&SEO=unesco-highlights-revolutionary-work-of-fidel-castro Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Spanish intellectual Ignacio Ramonet has highlighted today at UNESCO the broad revolutionary work of Fidel Castro, who boosted deep transformations in Cuba and also in countries of other continents. Controversial Bilderberg Club Holds Annual Meeting in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13639&SEO=controversial-bilderberg-club-holds-annual-meeting-in-u.s. Washington, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The controversial Bilderberg Club, made up of members of the world political and economic elite, is opening a four-day meeting in the U.S. state of Virginia on Thursday to discuss issues like the Donald Trump Administration. New Costa Rican International Airport to Start Operations in 2027 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13628&SEO=new-costa-rican-international-airport-to-start-operations-in-2027 San Jose, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The new Metropolitan International Airport of Costa Rica will begin operations in 2027, according to the master plan presented Wednesday, while the site of the project was declared as public interest by the Government. Global Coffee Exports Increased by 3.1 Percent in Current Cycle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13619&SEO=global-coffee-exports-increased-by-3.1-percent-in-current-cycle London, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Global coffee exports in the current cycle have increased by 3.1 percentage points to 69.51 million bags, according to a specialized agency. Cuba: Camaguey Increases Medical Investigations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13608&SEO=cuba-camaguey-increases-medical-investigations Camaguey, Cuba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A dozen of researchs projects outstand in the agenda of the Center for Immunology and Biological Products at the Carlos Juan Finlay Medical Sciences University in this Cuban city, located at the central eastern part of the island. Chadian President Fires Two Ministers for Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13607&SEO=chadian-president-fires-two-ministers-for-corruption N'djadema, May 31 (Prensa Latina)Chadian president Idriss Deby on Tuesday fired two of his ministers in a decree read on national radio. Jardines del Rey Tourist Resort: Conditions for Summer Getting Ready http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13602&SEO=jardines-del-rey-tourist-resort-conditions-for-summer-getting-ready Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey (northern coastline of Ciego de Avila) is adjusting conditions in its tourist installations for the summer season, when the demand of the national market starts growing. World Final of Programming Competition in US, an Ovation for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13597&SEO=world-final-of-programming-competition-in-us-an-ovation-for-cuba Washington, May 31 (Prensa Latina) An ovation filled the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in the American town of Rapid City when the Cuban team of the University of Havana (UH) was Latin American champion in an international university competition of programming. Raul Castro Attends Cuban Parliament's Special Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13593&SEO=raul-castro-attends-cuban-parliaments-special-session Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has attended the opening ceremony of the special session of the National People''s Power Assembly (ANPP), which was convened to analyze several documents governing the economic and social life of the country. Iran to Operate Arak Nuclear Reactor in Three or Four Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13592&SEO=iran-to-operate-arak-nuclear-reactor-in-three-or-four-years Tehran, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) affirmed today that the redesign of the Arak nuclear reactor is in line with the planned schedule so that it could be operational at the latest within four years. Successful Debut in Kenya of Railway Built by China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13584&SEO=successful-debut-in-kenya-of-railway-built-by-china Nairobi, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A lavish ceremony heads by president, Uhuru Kenyatta, began today the prince of the railway between this capital and Mombasa port, which project saves resources and increase this African country''s economy. Turkey Closes Traffic on the Bosphorus Due to a Pipeline Proyect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13582&SEO=turkey-closes-traffic-on-the-bosphorus-due-to-a-pipeline-proyect Istanbul, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities closed the sea traffic in the Bosphorus Strait today due to the passage of the Pioneering Spirit, the largest vessel in the world, which will be used in a pipeline construction, Dogan news agency reported. Cuba Hosts Global Renewable Energy Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13577&SEO=cuba-hosts-global-renewable-energy-forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Experts from some 20 countries are participating here from today to June 2nd at the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, in which the main progress in the field will be present. Cuba Expects High Foreign Participation in Energy Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13569&SEO=cuba-expects-high-foreign-participation-in-energy-forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from some 20 countries will participate in the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, that opened here today, a source of the event stated. Inequality Declines, but not Enough for Development in LatAm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13568&SEO=inequality-declines-but-not-enough-for-development-in-latam Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Levels of inequality have declined in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2008 and 2015, but the figure is insufficient to achieve sustainable development, concludes a specialized report. Vladimir Putin Welcomes Attendees at St. Petersburg Economic Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13566&SEO=vladimir-putin-welcomes-attendees-at-st.-petersburg-economic-forum Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed participants at the St. Petersburg-2017 International Economic Forum, which coincides with the first signs that the world is coming out the economic crisis. European Union and Chile Tackle Cooperation Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13563&SEO=european-union-and-chile-tackle-cooperation-issues Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (EU) Federica Mogherini held a meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on issues of integration and current regional policy. Europe: Budget Uncertainty Surrounds EU after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13559&SEO=europe-budget-uncertainty-surrounds-eu-after-brexit Brussels, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The consequences of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, known as the Brexit, for future budget and pluri-annual accounts are still unknown, recognized EU Budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger here Wednesday. Cuba´s Socio-economic Updating, a Result of People´s Debate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13554&SEO=cubas-socio-economic-updating-a-result-of-peoples-debate Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Over one million 600 thousand people participated in recent debates on documents that laid the ground for updating Cuba´s socio-economic model as an expression of participatory democracy. Ancient Rice Strain Back On in China After 10 000 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13544&SEO=ancient-rice-strain-back-on-in-china-after-10-000-years Washington, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Rice was cultivated for the first time in China nearly 10,000 years ago, according to a study published by specialized magazine Proceedings, from the US Academy of Sciences. FAO: Increase Food Production without Damaging the Environment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13543&SEO=fao-increase-food-production-without-damaging-the-environment Brussels,May 30 (Prensa Latina) ''To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and food systems, including by supporting smallholders and family farmers, reducing pesticide and chemical use, and improving land conservation practices'', FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today addressing European lawmakers. Power Plant that Registered US Worst Nuclear Accident to Close http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13537&SEO=power-plant-that-registered-us-worst-nuclear-accident-to-close Washington, May 30 (Prensa Latina) North America's leading competitive energy provider Exelon Corporation announced today that it will close the Three Mile Island atomic power plant in 2019, the site of the worst commercial nuclear accident in US history. Jamaica Demands More Resources for Development of Caribbean Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13536&SEO=jamaica-demands-more-resources-for-development-of-caribbean-tourism Kingston, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett urged the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to increase funding to boost the sector''s growth in the region, reported today The Gleaner newspaper. Colombian Govt. Resumes Dialogue with Teachers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13534&SEO=colombian-govt.-resumes-dialogue-with-teachers Bogota, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and the National Federation of Educators (FECODE) resumed the talks on Tuesday to end the strike of teachers that started 20 days ago in public schools nationwide. Colombian Gov't, Strike Leaders Work for Agreement in Buenaventura http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13533&SEO=colombian-govt-strike-leaders-work-for-agreement-in-buenaventura Bogota, May 30 (Prensa Latina) A commission from the Colombian government and the leaders of the strike committee has reached an agreement in the last hours to end the 16-day civic strike in Buenaventura. German Politician Calls Trump a Values Destroyer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13532&SEO=german-politician-calls-trump-a-values-destroyer Berlin, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the German Social democratic Party (SDP) and chancellery candidate, Martin Schulz considered today the US president Donald Trump destroyer of Western values. Bolivia Has the Most Stable Economy in South America, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13529&SEO=bolivia-has-the-most-stable-economy-in-south-america-minister-says La Paz, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister Luis Arce said today that in the midst of an adverse international scenario, Bolivia consolidated as the country with the highest growth in South America for the fourth year under the presidency of Evo Morales. World Tourism Organization Highlights El Salvador Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13528&SEO=world-tourism-organization-highlights-el-salvador-potential San Salvador, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), confirmed today that Latin America represents the future of this sector, and highlighted the potential of El Salvador. Chinese Wine Group Agrees to Buy Three Chilean Vineyards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13527&SEO=chinese-wine-group-agrees-to-buy-three-chilean-vineyards Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Chile currently is China''s third wine exporting country, after France and Australia, but the wine business goes further with the purchase of three vineyards by a group of companies from the Asian nation. Sugarcane Harvest Grows 20 Percent in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13525&SEO=sugarcane-harvest-grows-20-percent-in-2017 Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The 2017 sugarcane harvest has ended with a growth of 20 percent compared with 2016, despite the effects caused by drought in the country, it was reported here today. South Africa Hosted Mercosur-SACU Agreement Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13520&SEO=south-africa-hosted-mercosur-sacu-agreement-talks Pretoria, May 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has recently hosted the Joint Administration Committee (JAC) for the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) in Johannesburg to assess common opportunities within a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA). More than 40 Countries to Brazil Investment Forum 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13516&SEO=more-than-40-countries-to-brazil-investment-forum-2017 Brasilia, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from more than 40 countries and 22 economic sectors confirmed their participation in the Brazil Investment Forum 2017 (FIB), which opens its doors today in the populous city of Sao Paulo. Cuba to Increase Areas to Grow Tobacco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13511&SEO=cuba-to-increase-areas-to-grow-tobacco Pinar del Río, Cuba, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, identified in the world as a tobacco mecca, will increase by almost 2,000 the areas dedicated to this crop, confirmed sources of Tabacuba business group. Representatives from Venezuela, South Africa Discuss Mining Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13503&SEO=representatives-from-venezuela-south-africa-discuss-mining-projects Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Venezuela and South Africa are meeting today in this capital to make strategic alliances in the mining sector and in particular in projects related to diamond mining. Deputy PM of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Arrived in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13488&SEO=deputy-pm-of-st.-vincent-and-the-grenadines-arrived-in-cuba Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Luis Straker has arrived in Cuba to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Parties to FAO's Treaty Against Illegal Fishing Meet in Norway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13487&SEO=parties-to-faos-treaty-against-illegal-fishing-meet-in-norway Oslo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Parties to the new international treaty of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, aimed at combating illegal fishing, began today in Norway. Illegal Money in Mexican Elections Investigated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13486&SEO=illegal-money-in-mexican-elections-investigated Mexico, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Specialized Attorney''s Office for Electoral Crimes (FEPADE) has been investigating candidates for governors, among other candidates, for allegedly using money from illegal sources, for the June 4th elections. China to Build Railroad to Revive Kenyan Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13485&SEO=china-to-build-railroad-to-revive-kenyan-economy Nairobi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) A Kenyan top official described today as enormous the benefits of the railroad that China will build between this capital and the port of Mombasa, worth 13 billion dollars. Bilateral Trade an Important Issue in Vietnam-US Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13482&SEO=bilateral-trade-an-important-issue-in-vietnam-us-ties Hanoi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Trade between Vietnam and the United States has maintained an average annual growth rate of nearly 20 percent since 2001, according to figures released here on the official visit by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Washington today. Cuban First Vice President Concludes Visit to Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13481&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-concludes-visit-to-bolivia Santa Cruz, Bolivia, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has concluded today an official visit to Bolivia, where he met with President Evo Morales and other top leaders, and paid tribute to the guerrilla fighter, Ernesto Che Guevara. Beijing Hosts Global Cooperation Fair In Trade Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13475&SEO=beijing-hosts-global-cooperation-fair-in-trade-services Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese capital hosts today an international trade fair to promote openness and cooperation in trade services, focusing on science and technology, the internet and communication, culture and business education, tourism, health, medicine and finance. Syrian Property Damage Exceeds $80 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13476&SEO=syrian-property-damage-exceeds-80-billion-usd Damascus, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Damage to public and private property in Syria has exceeded $88 billion USD, according to Deputy Minister of Municipal Administrations Loay Kharitah. Protests Damage Venezuelan Economy, Businesspeople Say http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13474&SEO=protests-damage-venezuelan-economy-businesspeople-say Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) According to a survey published here today, 81.2 percent of Venezuelan businesspeople say that the protests organized by the extreme right-wing opposition will have negative consequences on the country. Chinese Government Increases Financing to Reduce Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13466&SEO=chinese-government-increases-financing-to-reduce-poverty Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government allocated more than 140 billion yuans (about 20.4 billion dollars) this year to continue its poverty-relief actions, the Ministry of Finance said on Sunday. The Largest Oil Companies in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13456&SEO=the-largest-oil-companies-in-the-world London, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The British press has recently launched its guns to unravel the world''s largest oil companies amid debates over the exploitation of these fossil resources. Russian Company Interested in Bolivia Hydrocarbon Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13444&SEO=russian-company-interested-in-bolivia-hydrocarbon-areas La Paz, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian hydrocarbons minister Luis Sánchez reported that the Russian company Gazprom is interested in exploring two new hydrocarbon areas in Vitiacua (between Santa Cruz and Chuquisaca) and La Ceiba (Tarija) ) Philippines Expects Broad Participation in Tourism Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13427&SEO=philippines-expects-broad-participation-in-tourism-conference 27 de mayo de 2017, 06:00Manila, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Officials from 156 countries will attend the 6th Conference on Tourism Statistics of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which will host the Philippines next month, host countries reported today. Panama and Costa Rica Lead CentAm Tourism towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13425&SEO=panama-and-costa-rica-lead-centam-tourism-towards-cuba 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:24Panama, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 200,000 tourists coming from Central America are traveling to Cuba every year, and Panama and Costa Rica are the countries with a greatest representation, said here Cuban Tourism Ministry official Pablo Vazquez. G-7 Summit Opens Without Consensus on Key Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13420&SEO=g-7-summit-opens-without-consensus-on-key-issues 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The heads of state or government of the G-7 countries began their forty-third summit today in the Sicilian town of Taormina, with no sight consensus on key issues. First Tests in Cuban Power Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13403&SEO=first-tests-in-cuban-power-plant 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:08Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 26 (PL) The first tests carried out at the power plant of Cayo Romano, island on the central northern coast of Cuba, were evaluated as satisfactory at start-up and first technological adjustments. Work of Russian Enterprises in Ukraine Threatened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13400&SEO=work-of-russian-enterprises-in-ukraine-threatened Kiev, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian ultra-rightwing-nationalist elements threatened to obstruct as much as they can the work of Russian enterprises in Ukraine, if the prisoners coming from ultra-nationalist organizations and now in prison, in the rebel region of Donbass, are not released. Peace Agreement Favors Colombia Economic Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13399&SEO=peace-agreement-favors-colombia-economic-situation Bogota, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The peace agreement between the government and the FARC-EP, which ended the long internal conflict, will favor Colombia''s economic growth by 2.2 percent, confirmed OECD in a report highlighted today by the National media. U.S. Senators Reintroduce Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13384&SEO=u.s.-senators-reintroduce-freedom-to-travel-to-cuba-act Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Two U.S. lawmakers, Jeff Flake (Republican) and Patric Leahy (Democrat), lead the bipartisan group of 54 senators who reintroduced the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act in the Senate. More than 50 US Senators Reintroduce Travel Law to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13382&SEO=more-than-50-us-senators-reintroduce-travel-law-to-cuba Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) has applauded the reintroduction in the U.S. Senate of the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, an initiative supported by 54 legislators. Paraguay Expresses Interest in Urea and Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13362&SEO=paraguay-expresses-interest-in-urea-and-bolivian-gas La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Sánchez stated today that authorities in Paraguay are interested in buying urea from the Andean-Amazonian nation and increasing volumes of commercialization of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). US Travel Agency Says Cuba Is a Growing Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13360&SEO=us-travel-agency-says-cuba-is-a-growing-destination Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) There is a growing interest in Cuba, a country that is generating good reviews and drawing the attention of travel agencies and tourists around the world as a destination. OPEC and Other Producers Agreed to Extend Production Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13359&SEO=opec-and-other-producers-agreed-to-extend-production-cuts Vienna, May 25 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and other oil-producing countries have agreed to extend the supply cut agreement for nine months until March 2018 in order to re-balance the market. Pakistan's Population Could Reach 220 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13358&SEO=pakistans-population-could-reach-220-million Islamabad, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan´s population is projected at anywhere between 210 million and 220 million people, after its long overdue census process ending on Wednesday night, official sources reported. Peru Highlights Cuban Commitment to Peace and Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13355&SEO=peru-highlights-cuban-commitment-to-peace-and-disarmament Lima, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ambassador in Peru, Sergio González, confirmed that his country has been, is now and will always be a peace advocate, commenting on an international seminar for the abolition of military bases. Cuban Computer Experts Contribute to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13351&SEO=cuban-computer-experts-contribute-to-economic-and-social-development Matanzas, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Information Technology Union (UIC), Ailyn Febles, said today that the main challenge of this civil society organization is to contribute to the economic and social development of the country. Cristiano Ronaldo Could Face a Five Year Prison Sentence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13345&SEO=cristiano-ronaldo-could-face-a-five-year-prison-sentence Madrid,May 25 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Spanish Ministry of Finance (GESTHA) revealed the potential jail time the player could face. China to Limit Investment in Signings of Foreign Football Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13344&SEO=china-to-limit-investment-in-signings-of-foreign-football-players Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Football Federation announced today that it will establish rules to limit the monetary expenditure of local clubs in the signing of foreign players. Cruisers Sailing High in the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13342&SEO=cruisers-sailing-high-in-the-caribbean Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has reported that nearly 26 million travelers from around the world will enjoy a cruise ship trip this year according to recent estimates. Syria Sent $ 90 Million in Aid to Palestinian Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13340&SEO=syria-sent-90-million-in-aid-to-palestinian-refugees Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) During the year 2016, Syria sent $ 90 million in humanitarian aid and social support to Palestinian refugees, media reports said today in Damascus. Business Fair Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13338&SEO=business-fair-ends-in-cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. Independent Candidates Lead Elections in the Cayman Islands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13336&SEO=independent-candidates-lead-elections-in-the-cayman-islands George Town, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Independent candidates won nine seats in the new Legislative Assembly (parliament) to dominate the Cayman Islands general election held on Friday, Caribbean News Service reported. Paraguayan Peasants Repudiate Presidential Veto on Expropriation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13333&SEO=paraguayan-peasants-repudiate-presidential-veto-on-expropriation Asunción, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Peasant Federation (FNC) of Paraguay repudiated the veto of President Horacio Cartes on the expropriation of farms of Guahory colony, Department of Caaguazú, in favor of farm workers. War on Syria Conference Begins in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13330&SEO=war-on-syria-conference-begins-in-damascus Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The conference ''War on Syria, its repercussions and prospects'' reportedly began in Damascus, organized by national leaders of the UK Friendship Association with this nation of the Levant. Foreign Direct Investment Grows in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13327&SEO=foreign-direct-investment-grows-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign direct investment in Vietnam has grown by 41 percent in 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year, while South Korea is the main source of such resources; official figures released here state today. Businesspeople Doubt Sustainability of Eurozone, Says Survey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13316&SEO=businesspeople-doubt-sustainability-of-eurozone-says-survey London, May 25 (Prensa Latina) European businesspeople considered that the Eurozone might prevail in the coming years, said today a survey carried out by the company Mckinsey Global Institute to executives from six countries. Cuba Seeks for a More Efficient Audit Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13298&SEO=cuba-seeks-for-a-more-efficient-audit-management Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba and Comptroller General, Gladys Bejerano, has urged to contribute to a more efficient audit management and control during the official closing of the 11th International Congress on Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Turkey Intervened 879 Companies since Failed Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13292&SEO=turkey-intervened-879-companies-since-failed-coup Ankara, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ankara reportedly confiscated or intervened a total of 879 companies, since the failed coup in July 2016, according to a report issued by local Tasarruf Meduvati Sigorta Fonu (TMSF, Savings Deposit Insurance Fund) Wednesday. Cuba:Camaguey Increases Charcoal Production for Export to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13290&SEO=cubacamaguey-increases-charcoal-production-for-export-to-usa Camaguey, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban eastern province of Camaguey has exported nearly 3,000 tons of charcoal, a share of it to the US market. Uncertainty in Nepal After PM's Resignation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13287&SEO=uncertainty-in-nepal-after-pms-resignation Kathmandu, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The resignation of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a few weeks before the last round of local elections, reportedly raises today uncertainties among internal public opinion. Cuba, Kenya Sign Memorandum to Promote Medical Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13286&SEO=cuba-kenya-sign-memorandum-to-promote-medical-cooperation Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Kenya signed memorandum of understanding aimed ate beginning medical cooperation in that African nation by the end of this year, reported the health authorities of the Caribbean country today. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13284&SEO=heberprot-p-reaches-slovakia-first-stop-in-the-european-union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Voters Go to the Polls in Cayman Islands Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13282&SEO=voters-go-to-the-polls-in-cayman-islands-election George Town, May 24 (Prensa Latina) About 21,000 voters go to the polls today in the Cayman Islands to elect the 15 members of the new Legislative Assembly of this British Caribbean territory. Barcelona Football Player Leo Messi Loses Appeal in Tax Fraud Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13281&SEO=barcelona-football-player-leo-messi-loses-appeal-in-tax-fraud-trial Madrid, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s Supreme Court today Top Vietnamese Party Leader Receives Cuban Delegation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13279&SEO=top-vietnamese-party-leader-receives-cuban-delegation Hanoi, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, has stated today that the visit of the head of the International Relations department of a similar Cuban organization, Jose Ramon Balaguer, will help to strengthen ties between the two nations. Oil Producers Discuss Cuts in Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13278&SEO=oil-producers-discuss-cuts-in-supplies Vienna, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are holding meetings prior to an official meeting to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil extraction. Angola, Russia Joint Efforts to Produce Diamonds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13277&SEO=angola-russia-joint-efforts-to-produce-diamonds Luanda, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan diamond producing company Endiama and the Russian Alrosa have reportedly struck a deal to carry out feasibility studies at the Luaxe mine, Lunda Sur Province, to produce the precious stone. South Africa Committed to Cut Budget Deficit; Projects 3.8% http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13276&SEO=south-africa-committed-to-cut-budget-deficit-projects-3.8 Pretoria, May 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa projects a 3.8% budget deficit of GDP for the current fiscal year, 0,01% less that the estimated projection last February, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said when he tabled the National Treasury Budget Vote at the National Assembly. Cuba: Role of Financial Sector on Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13264&SEO=cuba-role-of-financial-sector-on-discussion Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The systemic crisis, global competition and the role of the financial system is one of the issues that about 300 experts from 14 countries attending the 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance are discussing today. Economic Gap Increases Risks in Eurozone, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13259&SEO=economic-gap-increases-risks-in-eurozone-says-expert Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The economic gap amid the 19 countries of the Eurozone continues to grow as it might lead to social outbreaks, said commissioner from the European Union (EU) for economic and financial issues Pierre Moscovici. Cuba: Pork Meat Farming Industry Is a Good Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13247&SEO=cuba-pork-meat-farming-industry-is-a-good-business 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:10Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Consumption of pork meat is growing internationally, given its great acceptance and its development is a good business, stated here US pork meat producer Johm Hagenbuch, now a participant in an international forum on this kind of industry held in Cuba. Chevron Threatens with Massive Lay-off in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13235&SEO=chevron-threatens-with-massive-lay-off-in-bangladesh Dacca, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Chevron threatened today to lay off workers protesting the planned sale of its assets in Bangladesh to Chinese investors, delaying the estimated $ 2 billion deal. Diaz-Canel Presides Over Cuba Delegation to Lenin Moreno Inaguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13229&SEO=diaz-canel-presides-over-cuba-delegation-to-lenin-moreno-inaguration Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel heads the island''s delegation that will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno on May 24, Granma newspaper reported today. Brazilian Scholar Warns That Temer's Permanence Worsens Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13220&SEO=brazilian-scholar-warns-that-temers-permanence-worsens-corruption Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Temer''s permanence is a factor that it may worsen corruption in Congress, of which it is a hostage, according to Roberto Romano, a scholar from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). China in Favor of Peaceful and Sustainable Antarctic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13219&SEO=china-in-favor-of-peaceful-and-sustainable-antarctic-development Beijing, May 23 (Prensa Latina) China reaffirmed its commitment to make more contributions to peace and stability and sustainable development in Antarctic and the international community, according to a report released here today. Brazil Arrests Another Adviser, Temer Situation Complicated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13218&SEO=brazil-arrests-another-adviser-temer-situation-complicated Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer''s political situation continued to be complicated today when the Federal Police arrested another of his special advisers, former governor of Brasilia, Tadeu Filippelli, who was involved in a scandal of public funds diversion. New Exchange Rate of Complementary Currencies in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13217&SEO=new-exchange-rate-of-complementary-currencies-in-venezuela Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The new phase of the exchange rate of Complementary Currencies (DICOM) will enter into force today, announced by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, last May 17. Experts Discuss on Swine Genetics in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13214&SEO=experts-discuss-on-swine-genetics-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 experts from 16 countries are discussing today on genetics and reproduction of pigs, issues of two of eight workshops to be held during the second day of the Seventh International Seminar on Tropical Swine Production. 14 Countries' Experts Debate in Cuba on Accounting, Finances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13197&SEO=14-countries-experts-debate-in-cuba-on-accounting-finances Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 experts from 14 countries participate in the XI International Meeting of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, which began here today to discuss issues of special relevance of economic sciences. Eurozone Finance Ministers Discuss Greek Debt Releif http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13195&SEO=eurozone-finance-ministers-discuss-greek-debt-releif Brussels, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Eurozone finance ministers are debating today the relief to the Greek debt, whose population has been subject to reduction for several years. Israeli Forces Injured 13 Palestinians During Demonstrations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13182&SEO=israeli-forces-injured-13-palestinians-during-demonstrations Ramallah, May 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 Palestinians were wounded today when Israeli troops fired on demonstrations in the occupied West Bank town of Ramallah. OIC Calls for Intensification of Actions Against Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13181&SEO=oic-calls-for-intensification-of-actions-against-cholera-in-yemen Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded today that the international community intensifies efforts to halt the cholera epidemic in Yemen, an Arab country that had been devastated by two years of war. Nigerian Troops Kill 13 Boko Haram Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13179&SEO=nigerian-troops-kill-13-boko-haram-terrorists Abuja, May 22 (Prensa Latina)Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram said today that they killed 13 terrorists. Jamaica to Assess Impact of Heavy Rains on Inflation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13178&SEO=jamaica-to-assess-impact-of-heavy-rains-on-inflation Kingston, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) will be assessing the impact of the torrential flood rains which lashed the island last week to determine whether its inflation forecast needs to be revised. Turkish Police Detain Two Hunger Striking Teachers in Raids http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13177&SEO=turkish-police-detain-two-hunger-striking-teachers-in-raids Ankara, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police detained two teachers who have been on hunger strike for more than two months protesting against a government crackdown in which they lost their jobs following last year''s failed coup, their lawyers said. Sri Lanka Makes Significant Changes in Ministerial Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13174&SEO=sri-lanka-makes-significant-changes-in-ministerial-cabinet Colombo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan government today announced significant changes to the cabinet, including the appointment of a new foreign minister and Finance Minister, the first reshuffling of the current presidency in office since 2015. WTO Chief Defends Free Trade During Tokyo Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13172&SEO=wto-chief-defends-free-trade-during-tokyo-visit Tokyo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) ''Free trade creates jobs and boosts the economy so is important to increase the confidence in the multilateral system of trade and oppose protecionism'', the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said today in Tokyo. The Elders Ask Italy to Endorse Climate Accord at G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13171&SEO=the-elders-ask-italy-to-endorse-climate-accord-at-g-7-summit United Nations, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Experienced politicians from the so called The Elders group has urged today the Italian government to promote solidarity and commitment of the G-7 with the fight against climate change. Accounting Focuses on International Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13167&SEO=accounting-focuses-on-international-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance begins today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of about 400 experts, to share the best experiences in this area. South Africa number one recipient of Foreign Investment in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13159&SEO=south-africa-number-one-recipient-of-foreign-investment-in-africa Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) - South Africa continues to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the African continent, with an increase of 6.9% in 2016, Brand South Africa reported on Monday. Cuba to Be a Gateway to America with Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13156&SEO=cuba-to-be-a-gateway-to-america-with-gran-hotel-manzana-kempinski Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) We are very pleased that the gateway to the Americas is Cuba, Xavier , general director of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, which receives today its first customers in the Cuban capital, said. Discussion on NAFTA Hits Headlines in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13150&SEO=discussion-on-nafta-hits-headlines-in-canada Ottawa, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The coming discussion of the North Nigierian Army Continues Offensive Against Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13148&SEO=nigierian-army-continues-offensive-against-boko-haram Abuja, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Army claim to have killed 9 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno,and of also destroying several weapon depots,and captured explosives and other military means. 'Kashmir is Ours,' Says Indian Minister, Promises Permanent Solution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13146&SEO=kashmir-is-ours-says-indian-minister-promises-permanent-solution New Delhi,May 21 (Prensa Latina) ''Kashmir is ours'' Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the Modi government will find a ''permanent solution'' to the Kashmir problem. Singapore Supports Joint Efforts to Sustain TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13144&SEO=singapore-supports-joint-efforts-to-sustain-tpp Singapur,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Singapore ''supports the joint efforts'' of the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signatories to sustain the massive free trade deal, Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said today. Gulf States, US Ink Agreement For Center to Fight Terror Financing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13143&SEO=gulf-states-us-ink-agreement-for-center-to-fight-terror-financing Riad, May 21 (Prensa Latina) A center to fight terror financing is set to be established under a joint agreement between US and Gulf leaders. Russia Asks WTO to Look Into Sanctions by Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13139&SEO=russia-asks-wto-to-look-into-sanctions-by-ukraine Moscow,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has sent a request to the World Trade Organization asking to hold consultations over Ukraine''s sanctions against Moscow, in place since 2014, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin deliver the requesto to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo, during a ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Hanoi. China-Russia Oil Pipeline Delivers 100 Million Tonnes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13138&SEO=china-russia-oil-pipeline-delivers-100-million-tonnes Beijing,May 21 (Prensa Latina) A China-Russia oil pipeline has transported 100 million tonnes of crude oil in the five years since it began operations, local customs said today. Saudi King Discusses Trade and Military Cooperation with Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13135&SEO=saudi-king-discusses-trade-and-military-cooperation-with-donald-trump Riyadh, May 20 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia discussed today with US President Donald Trump the state of bilateral relations, particularly cooperation in the commercial and military sectors. APEC Ministers Discuss Trade and Growth in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13133&SEO=apec-ministers-discuss-trade-and-growth-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The boost of an inclusive, innovator and sustainable growth, as well as the strengthening of competition in small and large companies are issues to be discussed during the meeting of ministers of trade in the forum of APEC, opened today here. Cuba: Baracoa Organizes Turnat 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13123&SEO=cuba-baracoa-organizes-turnat-2017 19 de mayo de 2017, 16:09Baracoa, Guantanamo, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Baracoa organizes the 11th International Event of Nature Tourism (Turnat 2017). South Africa also Promoting Renewables for Its Energy Matrix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13116&SEO=south-africa-also-promoting-renewables-for-its-energy-matrix Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government will continue to invest in renewable sources as part of its energy mix, said Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi. Massive Turnout in Iranian Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13114&SEO=massive-turnout-in-iranian-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) A significant voter turnout marked today the twelfth presidential election of Iran in which the main candidates, the supreme leader, and other political and religious personalities exercised their suffrage. Venezuela Helps Rebuild in Cuba Houses Destroyed by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13113&SEO=venezuela-helps-rebuild-in-cuba-houses-destroyed-by-hurricane-matthew Maisi, Cuba May 19 (Prensa Latina) With the collaboration of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, about 200 more homes have been recovered in this Cuban eastern most territory that was hardly hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Colombian Teachers' Guild Denounces Attack Against its Headquarters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13112&SEO=colombian-teachers-guild-denounces-attack-against-its-headquarters Bogotá, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Educators Federation (FECODE), amidst the teachers'' stoppage that started 8 days ago, denounced today an aggression with an explosive device in front of its headquarters located in this capital. Use of Fungus Increases Plant Growth, Mexican Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13110&SEO=use-of-fungus-increases-plant-growth-mexican-scientists Mexico, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Mexican scientists have found that two species of the fungus Trichoderma spp produce hormones that stimulate the growth of plants such as maize, beans, wheat, sorghum, canola, cotton, walnut and prickly pear. April 2017 Was Earth's Second Warmest in 137 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13109&SEO=april-2017-was-earths-second-warmest-in-137-years Washington, May 19 (Prensa Latina) April temperature and the first four months of 2017 marked the second warmest place in 137 years of record, the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports today. Private Company to Build First Geothermal Power Plant in Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13108&SEO=private-company-to-build-first-geothermal-power-plant-in-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Maximus Johnity Ongkili, said today that Malaysia''s first geothermal power plant will be built by Tawau Green Technology Sdn Bhd, without financial cost to the government. Gas Accumulation Causes Explosions in Cartagena, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13103&SEO=gas-accumulation-causes-explosions-in-cartagena-colombia Bogota, May 19 (Prensa Latina) An inspection to the shipyards of Citemar and Astivick in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, where a triple explosion occurred two days ago killing seven people, said that the gas accumulation could be the cause of the incident. G20 Ministers in Favor of Female Employment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13101&SEO=g20-ministers-in-favor-of-female-employment Berlin, May 19 (Prensa Latina) G20 labor ministers have committed themselves today in favor of female employment to improve occupation, reduce wage gap, guarantee suitable working conditions, cut youth unemployment and promote immigrants'' integration. Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Promote Stronger Ties with Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13100&SEO=chile-colombia-mexico-and-peru-promote-stronger-ties-with-vietnam Hanoi, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are intending to give a new impetus to their relationships with Vietnam through a series of activities next week that will facilitate greater knowledge of their economies, including trade and other areas. After a stagnant 2016, South Africa Will Grow 1% this Year, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13099&SEO=after-a-stagnant-2016-south-africa-will-grow-1-this-year-imf-says Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Gross Domestic Product will grow 1% this year, following a stagnant 2016, according to a new forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Canadian FM to Visit Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13090&SEO=canadian-fm-to-visit-mexico-next-week Ottawa, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will visit Mexico next week to discuss the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of which the US is also a member, official sources said here. Cuba: Business Fair Faciliates Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13078&SEO=cuba-business-fair-faciliates-exchange Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair of Cuba, is a sample of the possibilities giving the chance for direct exchange among Cuban enterprises to facilitate work among the Cuban economic actors. Cuba Encourages National and Foreign Investments in Mariel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13075&SEO=cuba-encourages-national-and-foreign-investments-in-mariel Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban enterprises will now be able to take more advantage from the opportunities for businesses in the Special Development Zone of Mariel (ZED) in the west of Cuba, said Ana Teresa Igarza, ZED general director Thursday. Syrian President Receives Iraqi Special Envoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13073&SEO=syrian-president-receives-iraqi-special-envoy Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with National Security adviser Faleh al-Fayad and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, according to media reports in Damascus. WHO Raises Death Toll in Cholera Outbreak in Yemen to 222 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13069&SEO=who-raises-death-toll-in-cholera-outbreak-in-yemen-to-222 Sanaa, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the death toll from the cholera outbreak in Yemen to 222. Japan's Abe, S. Korean Envoy Agree to Resume Diplomatic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13068&SEO=japans-abe-s.-korean-envoy-agree-to-resume-diplomatic-relations Tokyo,May 18 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a special envoy of South Korea''s newly-elected President Moon Jae-in agreed in talks Thursday to resume the shuttle diplomacy between the leaders of both countries. China Succeeds in Mining Combustible Ice in South China Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13065&SEO=china-succeeds-in-mining-combustible-ice-in-south-china-sea Beijing, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts have managed to collect samples of combustible ice in the South China Sea, a substantial progress for the global energy revolution, Minister of Land and Resources, Jiang Daming, said. Cuban Recreational Sailing Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13064&SEO=cuban-recreational-sailing-increases Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The celebration this week of the 25th anniversary of the International Yacht Club Ernest Hemingway of Cuba, besides being a novelty, represents an additional support to the growing spiral of the island''s tourism. Losing a Friend Brings Wild Birds Closer Together http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13063&SEO=losing-a-friend-brings-wild-birds-closer-together London,May 18 (Prensa Latina) A New Oxford University research has revealed that instead of grieving, wild birds appear to adjust to the loss of a flockmate by increasing both the number and intensity of their relationships with other birds. Turkey Prepares a Cyber Army Against Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13062&SEO=turkey-prepares-a-cyber-army-against-cyber-attacks Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey is preparing a ''cyber army'' against possible computer threats, Minister of Transport and Communications, Ahmet Arslan, said today referring to the recent global WannaCry ''ransomware'' attack that infected more than 300,000 computers. Talks on Teachers' Strike Resumed in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13061&SEO=talks-on-teachers-strike-resumed-in-colombia Bogota, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The talks between the teachers'' union and the Ministry of Education of Colombia will be resumed today in an effort to seek a solution to the one-week-long strike. Cuba and U.S. to Study Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13060&SEO=cuba-and-u.s.-to-study-coral-reefs Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Cuba and the United States started a joint expedition to study the deep coral reefs surrounding the Caribbean island, the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) reported on Thursday. Brazilian PSDB Leader, Aécio Neves, Loses Mandate as Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13059&SEO=brazilian-psdb-leader-aecio-neves-loses-mandate-as-senator Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) and former presidential candidate defeated in 2014, Aécio Neves, was deprived today of his mandate as a federal senator and could go to prison for obstruction of justice. South Africa's Govt. Invests on Youth Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13057&SEO=south-africas-govt.-invests-on-youth-development Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government has allocated 32 million USD to the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to use it primarily on youth entrepreneurship and the National Youth Service Program, SA News reported. APEC Forum Addresses Financial Cooperation Priorities in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13049&SEO=apec-forum-addresses-financial-cooperation-priorities-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the APEC Forum analyze today the economic and financial prospects of Asia-Pacific at a meeting in the northern Vietnamese province of Ninh Binh, prior to a ministerial meeting in October. Cuba Implements Program to Increase Coffee Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13017&SEO=cuba-implements-program-to-increase-coffee-production Guantanamo, Cuba May 17 (Prensa Latina) Coffee production in Cuba is reportedly undergoing progressive growth thanks to the strategies implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI). Cuban Companies Interact in Havana Business Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13014&SEO=cuban-companies-interact-in-havana-business-fair Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair in Cuba continues today its exhibition at Expocuba capital fairground, a scenario where Cuban companies participate in identifying potentialities with the country''s economic players. Environmental Contingency Continues in Mexican Valley http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13013&SEO=environmental-contingency-continues-in-mexican-valley Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis determined that Phase 1 of Environmental Contingency in the Valley of Mexico will continue, where high levels of pollution persist. Ecuador FM Higlights Government Achievements in Foreign Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13012&SEO=ecuador-fm-higlights-government-achievements-in-foreign-policy Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian foreign minister, Guillaume Long highlighted the policies implemented by the national government in foreign policy that allow the country to show solid advances in relations and exchange with the rest of the world. Street Pots and Protest in Argentina Due to Food Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13009&SEO=street-pots-and-protest-in-argentina-due-to-food-emergency Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Argentines belonging to the social platform Barrios de Pie are protesting today in this capital and in the so-called Buenos Aires conurbation in protest of the urgent declaration of the food emergency at the national level. Trump Rejects Main Demands of Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13008&SEO=trump-rejects-main-demands-of-turkey Ankara, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The government of Turkey today presented as an achievement the results of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although none of Ankara''s main demands were met. Forests Cover 31.1 Percent of the Cuban Archipelago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13006&SEO=forests-cover-31.1-percent-of-the-cuban-archipelago Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached in 2016, 31.1 percent of forest rate 0.5 higher than the previous year) a figure that confirms the trend towards the progressive growth of the area covered by forests registered in the last five years. Angola to Create State's Strategic Food Reserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12998&SEO=angola-to-create-states-strategic-food-reserve Luanda, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Angola will create by late June the Strategic Food Reserve of the State, to guarantee the supply of basic foodstuffs before possible eventualities, the media reported today. Trade Unions Pressure Senators against Labor Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12997&SEO=trade-unions-pressure-senators-against-labor-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s most representative trade unions called collective visits to the cabinets of federal senators today to abort the debate on the questioned labor reform and establish a negotiation table. Syrian Gov't Approves Projects and Development in Several Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12995&SEO=syrian-govt-approves-projects-and-development-in-several-sectors Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a budget of four million 600 thousand dollars to support service and development projects in various sectors in the provinces of Sweida, Latakia, and Damascus. APEC Officials Meet in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12994&SEO=apec-officials-meet-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the 21 territories making up the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) have met here today, to discuss the progress made in implementing the Lima Declaration on the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area, among other issues. Congo Opens Major Oil Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12993&SEO=congo-opens-major-oil-project Brazzaville, May 17 (Prensa Latina) As part of its ongoing oil development strategy, Congo opened the Moho-North extraction oilfield, which is expected to pump some 140,000 barrels daily. Venezuela Supports Extension of Oil Cut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12983&SEO=venezuela-supports-extension-of-oil-cut Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela expressed today its support for Russia and Saudi Arabia''s proposal to extend for nine months the agreement to which 24 countries committed seeking to reduce oil production by almost 1.8 million barrels a day. Quality, Main Concern for Cuban Hotels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12981&SEO=quality-main-concern-for-cuban-hotels Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities showed the quality of their investments and services, during the 2nd and last day of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Conferences (SAHIC). Eusebio Leal Highlights Havana's Features in Tourism Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12976&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-havanas-features-in-tourism-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Historian of Havana city Eusebio Leal Spengler described today this city as ''a state of mind'' in his speech at the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (Sahic), attended by 200 experts from 20 countries. Eusebio Leal Highlights Qualities of Havana in Tourist Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12972&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-qualities-of-havana-in-tourist-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Havana Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler regarded the city of Havana positively, in an appearance in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), before 200 experts from 20 countries. Pension Reduction to Affect 18,000 Puerto Rican Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12957&SEO=pension-reduction-to-affect-18000-puerto-rican-workers San Juan, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A pension reduction by the fiscal control board will affect 18,000 employees of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), union leader Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo confirmed today. US Entrepreneurs Interested in Cuban Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12949&SEO=us-entrepreneurs-interested-in-cuban-hotel-business Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) US businesspersons visiting Havana expressed interest in Cuban tourism, particularly in hotels, during the meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC). Cuba Promotes in China Mining Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12948&SEO=cuba-promotes-in-china-mining-investment-opportunities Beijing, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban executives are promoting here today mining business opportunities, in order to attract Chinese investment as a way to optimize this industry and expand economic development. Egypt Receives Oil Shipment from Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12947&SEO=egypt-receives-oil-shipment-from-iraq Cairo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has received today two million barrels of oil from Iraq, the first shipment of an agreement reached with the Iraqi state-owned oil company SOMO. Experts Make In-Depth Analysis of Cuba's Tourist Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12945&SEO=experts-make-in-depth-analysis-of-cubas-tourist-potential Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Experts in hotel business from all over the world are making an in-depth analysis of Cuba''s prospects in tourism, as part of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC), which will close here today. Vietnam, China Strengthen Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12943&SEO=vietnam-china-strengthen-relations Hanoi, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and China, are broader today following the visit of President Tran Dai Quang to the neighboring country, where he also attended the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. UN Agency Attends Trade Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12942&SEO=un-agency-attends-trade-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will present its considerations today in Cuba on consumers'' protection during a forum attended by almost 600 domestic and foreign experts. Canada Ready to renegotiate Trade Treaty with USA, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12939&SEO=canada-ready-to-renegotiate-trade-treaty-with-usa-mexico Ottawa, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is ready to face the announced renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Mexico, confirmed federal officials today. International Hotel Managers with Eyes on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12924&SEO=international-hotel-managers-with-eyes-on-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Important hotel managers are currently in this capital, participating in the chapter Cuba in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), with the Melia Cohiba Hotel as venue. Increase of Nicaraguan Gold Exports in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12920&SEO=increase-of-nicaraguan-gold-exports-in-2017 Managua, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan gold exports increased in the first third of the year 2016, almost 8 percent, compared to the similar period of 2016, said a specialized source here Monday. Challenges, Prospects of Sustainable Trade Under Discussion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12916&SEO=challenges-prospects-of-sustainable-trade-under-discussion-in-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Convention of Commerce Cuba 2017 kicked off today at Havana Convention Center with the theme ''Challenges and Prospects of Sustainable Trade.'' China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12913&SEO=china-concludes-silk-forum-with-development-consensus Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s first international Belt and Road Initiative Forum has concluded here with a consensus on the issue. Venezuelan Extreme Right Opposition Insists in Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12906&SEO=venezuelan-extreme-right-opposition-insists-in-coup Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Extreme right-wing groups of Venezuela''s opposition will insist today on their coup plans against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. More Than 300,000 Families Live in Villas in Buenos Aires Suburbs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12905&SEO=more-than-300000-families-live-in-villas-in-buenos-aires-suburbs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A new report by the non-governmental organization Techo has shown that about 336,000 families are living in informal settlements and other 900 villas in the Buenos Aires suburbs. China's Ambitious Initiative to Reshape the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12902&SEO=chinas-ambitious-initiative-to-reshape-the-world Beijing (Prensa Latina) More than 100 countries have agreed to participate in the Chinese Belt and Silk Route Initiative, a large-scale trade project that shows the high demand for global economic cooperation. About 150,000 Mexicans to Visit Cuba This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12899&SEO=about-150000-mexicans-to-visit-cuba-this-year Mexico, May 15 (Prensa Latina) About 150,000 Mexicans will vacation in Cuban tourist destinations thies year, Xiomara Martinez, tourism counselor at the Cuban Embassy to Mexico, said. Cuba Hosts Relevant Hoteliers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12896&SEO=cuba-hosts-relevant-hoteliers-meeting Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A two-day meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC) opens today at Melia Cohiba Hotel in Havana, with the eyes set on the island''s growing tourism. China Opens Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12883&SEO=china-opens-belt-and-road-forum-for-international-cooperation Beijing, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping opened today the Belt and Road Forum for the International Cooperation and called for unity to reach economic growth and balanced development of all nations. Mexico's Industrial Activity Is Still Stagnated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12879&SEO=mexicos-industrial-activity-is-still-stagnated Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Industrial activity, which accounts for less than one-third of the value of Mexico''s economy, remained stagnated in March, according to an official source. Chilean Foreign Minister Highlights 21st-Century Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12867&SEO=chilean-foreign-minister-highlights-21st-century-silk-road Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz stressed on Saturday that his country is projecting towards the future with its participation in the International Conference on Cooperaton of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held on Sunday and Monday in this capital. World Bank President Warns about Causes of Migration Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12866&SEO=world-bank-president-warns-about-causes-of-migration-crisis Rome, May 13 (Prensa Latina) World Bank President Jim Yong Kim stated today that the global migration crisis is only the tip of the iceberg, and assured that the problem will only be solved by developing the migrant-sending countries. China Calls for Further Cooperation with Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12863&SEO=china-calls-for-further-cooperation-with-spain Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed today the interest in increasing ''pragmatic'' cooperation with Spain in different fields to generate mutual benefits as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. Cuba Introduces Bioelectrical Plants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12858&SEO=cuba-introduces-bioelectrical-plants Por Roberto SolomonHavana, (Prensa Latina) Bioelectrical plants -among the main sources to take advantage of the energy potential of sugarcane biomass- are today the elite program of this industry worldwide. Angola Calls on Congolese Political Forces to End All Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12852&SEO=angola-calls-on-congolese-political-forces-to-end-all-violence Luanda, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Angola has called all forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to cease today all violence, acts of extremism and political intolerance that have caused that thousands of it citizens have fled to this country. Vietnam Announces Initiative to Cooperate with Peru, Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12850&SEO=vietnam-announces-initiative-to-cooperate-with-peru-uruguay Hanoi, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has proposed to strengthen cooperation with Peru and Uruguay for which Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, approved the establishment of two subcommittees, according to reports today. Airbus Tests Its Largest Capacity Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12843&SEO=airbus-tests-its-largest-capacity-plane Paris, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Airbus Aerospace Construction Company has announced today in France that its largest-capacity A350-1000 aircraft, has mde its first long-haul flight with passengers, as part of the test phase. OPEC Predicts Increase of Supply to Non-Member Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12835&SEO=opec-predicts-increase-of-supply-to-non-member-countries Vienna, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) predicted today an increase in the supplies by crude oil producers to countries that are not members of the group during the current year. Chile Promotes Rapprochement With Indonesia, ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12810&SEO=chile-promotes-rapprochement-with-indonesia-asean Jakarta, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile expects to increase relations with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from the state visit of president Michelle Bachelet. Bahamian Ruling Party Accepts Defeat in General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12809&SEO=bahamian-ruling-party-accepts-defeat-in-general-elections Nassau, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) accepted today his defeat in the elections held on this island that is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. China-Africa Trade Grew in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12803&SEO=china-africa-trade-grew-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Trade volume between China and African countries reportedly rose by 16.8 percent from year to year in the first quarter of this year reaching the 38.88 billion dollars. China, Vietnam to Boost Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12799&SEO=china-vietnam-to-boost-bilateral-relations Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping and his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, visiting this country today, reviewed bilateral relations and issues of common interest. Students Without Classes Due to Teacher Strike in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12798&SEO=students-without-classes-due-to-teacher-strike-in-colombia Bogotá, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than eight million students will be left without classes due to the 350,000 teachers'' strike, announced by the Colombian Federation of Education Workers (FECODE) throughout the country. UN Secretary General Calls to Avoid Humanitarian Tragedy in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12797&SEO=un-secretary-general-calls-to-avoid-humanitarian-tragedy-in-somalia London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres called on today here to avoid humanitarian tragedy in Somalia, where million of people need urgent assistance. Bolivia's Productive Development Bank to Finance Employment Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12796&SEO=bolivias-productive-development-bank-to-finance-employment-plan La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister, Luis Arce, has informed that the country''s Productive Development Bank (BDP) and the external loans are ready today to finance the employment plan presented by President, Evo Morales. Ecuador Boosts Manufacture of Electric Buses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12790&SEO=ecuador-boosts-manufacture-of-electric-buses Quito, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has taken a new step today in its intention to boost the use of electric vehicles, after signing an agreement with Chinese BYD Co. to establish a bus production plant with this technology. 29 World Leaders to Attend China's Belt and Road Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12788&SEO=29-world-leaders-to-attend-chinas-belt-and-road-forum Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Some 29 Heads of State and Government and other high-ranking officials are attending the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China, announced today Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang. Over Half of Canadians Face Up Problems to Pay Bills http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12783&SEO=over-half-of-canadians-face-up-problems-to-pay-bills Ottawa, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than half of Canadians are currently living within $200 per month of not being able to pay all their bills and or meet their debts obligations, according to a recent Ipsos survey. Spanish Senators Reject Foreign Attacks Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12754&SEO=spanish-senators-reject-foreign-attacks-against-venezuela Madrid, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish senators has rejected today the interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela exercised by some institutions in this country, which threatens a peaceful solution to the violence of some sectors opposed to President Nicolas Maduro. Andean FMs Agree on Integration Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12758&SEO=andean-fms-agree-on-integration-progress Lima, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) reportedly agreed here today on the electricity interconnection among member countries and approved a new strategy in the face of natural disasters and climate change. Bahamians Vote in General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12752&SEO=bahamians-vote-in-general-elections Nassau, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Some 180,000 registered voters participate today in the Bahamas general elections to elect a new government and parliament. Angola, Russian Companies Evaluate More Investments in Diamond Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12750&SEO=angola-russian-companies-evaluate-more-investments-in-diamond-sector Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s National Diamond Company (ENDIAMA) and Russia''s Alrosa are evaluating the possibility of studies for additional investments in the exploration of kimberlites in the African country. Taxi Drivers Strike Causes Traffic Chaos in Various Colombian Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12749&SEO=taxi-drivers-strike-causes-traffic-chaos-in-various-colombian-cities Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A taxi drivers strike with 45,000 cars detained only on the main thoroughfares, caused a traffic chaos in Colombian cities, early this morning, especially in Bogota. Heberprot-P: 10 Years in the Market, 65000 Patients Benefited in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12748&SEO=heberprot-p-10-years-in-the-market-65000-patients-benefited-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) After almost ten years in the market, the Cuban drug Heberprot-P, the only medicine of its kind effective against diabetic foot ulcers, has benefited more than 65,000 patients in the island, it was reported today. Kosovo Government Falls After Losing No-confidence Vote http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12746&SEO=kosovo-government-falls-after-losing-no-confidence-vote Belgrade, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Kosovo Assembly has approved today by a majority a motion of suspicion against the government of Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, with which new parliamentary elections will be convened for next month. Bolivian Mining Company Makes Millions of Dollars in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12745&SEO=bolivian-mining-company-makes-millions-of-dollars-in-profits La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Mining Corporation of Bolivia (COMIBOL), José Pimentel, reported today that the company Huanuni achieved a cumulative profit of almost 10 million dollars in the first quarter of this year. Angolan MPLA Presents Government Plan 2022 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12744&SEO=angolan-mpla-presents-government-plan-2022 Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) will publicly present its 2017-2022 government plan as part of its strategy to win the August 23 elections and remain in power. Chilean President Bachelet Begins Asia Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12743&SEO=chilean-president-bachelet-begins-asia-tour Jakarta, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet began a long journey to Indonesia and China today to highlight the country''s vocation to project to the Asia-Pacific. Argentina, Cuba Talk Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12742&SEO=argentina-cuba-talk-business Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The exchange between Cuba and Argentina in the commercial and economic area is today the meeting point of a workshop organized here by Small and Medium companies Chamber, which is attended by several companies from both nations. Bolivia's Oil Workers to Receive Wage Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12737&SEO=bolivias-oil-workers-to-receive-wage-increase La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Workers at the state-owned Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) will receive a wage increase of seven percent to their basic salary this year, Economy Minister Luis Arce said today. Bolivia Schedules Increase of Energy Export to Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12775&SEO=bolivia-schedules-increase-of-energy-export-to-argentina La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Energy Minister Rafael Alarcon reported Wednesday that the negotiations with Argentina for the export of 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of electric energy to that South American country, will be restarted at medium and long terms. China to Lead Global Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12722&SEO=china-to-lead-global-economic-growth-in-2017 Bangkok, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A third of world economic growth in 2017 will respond to the expansion of China´s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which will maintain its international leadership despite adjustments, the IMF stressed today. Bolivian Stable Economy Tops Growth in South America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12720&SEO=bolivian-stable-economy-tops-growth-in-south-america Por Claudia DupeirónLa Paz, (Prensa Latina) The stability of the Bolivian economy made the country rank as number one in economic growth in South America in 2016, an achievement that the Government plans to maintain this year, based on dynamic financial activity and social protection programs. Oil Prices Fall Due to High Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12719&SEO=oil-prices-fall-due-to-high-supply 09 de mayo de 2017, 19:27London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell at the end of trade operations of the London and New York futures markets due to oversupply, despite OPEC efforts to stabilize the market. Catad'Or Santiago Praises Wines in Chile Once Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12700&SEO=catador-santiago-praises-wines-in-chile-once-again Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd edition of the Catad''Or Wine Awards will take place in this capital from July 3 to 10, with the novelty of this year''s award to the best wines of America. Senate to Probe Chevron Nigeria Over Alleged $4.9 Billion Tax Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12696&SEO=senate-to-probe-chevron-nigeria-over-alleged-4.9-billion-tax-fraud Abuja, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Senate today indicated its readiness to investigate an oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited over alleged fraud in the tune of $4,926,464,100.00 dollars. Moon Jae-in is Now Leading in South Korean Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12689&SEO=moon-jae-in-is-now-leading-in-south-korean-presidential-election Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Candidate Moon Jae-in, of the Liberal Democratic Party, is now leading vote counting in the South Korea''s presidential election and is ahead of the nearest rival with 18 points, polls showed. Cuba Reiterates Solidarity with SADR President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12686&SEO=cuba-reiterates-solidarity-with-sadr-president Algiers, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s solidarity with the self-determination of the Western Sahara people has been reiterated by Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, to the president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, according to reports today.