Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9505&SEO=brazil-to-acquire-vietnamese-robusta-coffee 20 de febrero de 2017, 00:18Hanoi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Latina) Brazil will import robust coffee from Vietnam as part of purchases to meet the demand of the domestic industry of that bean, used in the production of the instant type, was released here today. India to Reactivate 43 Airports to Improve Regional Connectivity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9486&SEO=india-to-reactivate-43-airports-to-improve-regional-connectivity New Delhi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government will reactivate 43 airports this year to improve regional connectivity, Civil Aviation Secretary R. N. Choubey announced here. Carnival Paradise to Increase Cruises to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9483&SEO=carnival-paradise-to-increase-cruises-to-cuba Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. company Carnival Corporation will increase its cruise travels to Cuba as of June 29, after becoming the first U.S. company to resume in 2016 that kind of tourist service to the island nation in more than 40 years, according to media reports. Cuba's Sugarcane Byproduct Industry Reborn http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9479&SEO=cubas-sugarcane-byproduct-industry-reborn Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban sugarcane byproduct industry is at present in a stage of rebirth, after the reactivation of productions that were paralyzed. Renewable Energy Creating Jobs in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9448&SEO=renewable-energy-creating-jobs-in-south-africa 17 de febrero de 2017, 14:49Pretoria, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The creation of wind farms and other renewable energy projects is creating jobs in South Africa, the SA News service reports. South Korean Officials Shocked by Samsung Heir's Arrest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9445&SEO=south-korean-officials-shocked-by-samsung-heirs-arrest 17 de febrero de 2017, 12:36Seoul,Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Officials representing President Park Geun-hye said today they were shocked by the arrest of the de-facto head of the country''s No. 1 conglomerate Samsung Group, according to local media. Central Banks of Turkey and Russia Set Currency Rules http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9444&SEO=central-banks-of-turkey-and-russia-set-currency-rules Ankara, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Central Banks of Turkey and Russia prepare a mechanism destined to trade rules of their respective national currencies, without using a third currency in the exchange as the U.S. dollar, explained today president of the Denizbank, Hakan Ates. Palestine Calls for Global Efforts to End Israeli Occupation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9443&SEO=palestine-calls-for-global-efforts-to-end-israeli-occupation United Nations, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, today called for a global mobilization at all levels of society to end the Israeli occupation this year. Mexican Businesspeople Committed to Contribute to the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9442&SEO=mexican-businesspeople-committed-to-contribute-to-the-country México, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Business Coordinating Council (CCE in Spanish) of México committed with millionaire investments in the country, that faces todaty an uncertain situation in its links with its main trading and investment partner, the United States. Russia and Uruguay Strengthen Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9437&SEO=russia-and-uruguay-strengthen-health-cooperation Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Uruguay strengthened today cooperation in the medical field and envisage actions in terms of technological and educational exchange, said Russian Minister of Health, Veronica Skvortsova. Legislators from Mexico and Cuba Plan to Increase Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9436&SEO=legislators-from-mexico-and-cuba-plan-to-increase-cooperation Mexico, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Mexico-Cuba interparliamentary meeting begins today in Merida, capital of Yucatan, with a broad agenda that fosters cooperation between both countries. Cuban Deputy Minister Highlights Chinese Construction Experience http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9435&SEO=cuban-deputy-minister-highlights-chinese-construction-experience Beijing, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister for Construction, Angel Vilaragut, has highlighted here today the importance of exchanging with China given its experience in the development of this sector. Hundreds of Immigrants Enter Spain From Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9434&SEO=hundreds-of-immigrants-enter-spain-from-morocco Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) About 500 immigrants has entered Spain today after jumping the high fence that separates Morocco from the autonomous city of Ceuta, one of the two enclaves of this country in northern Africa. Mexican Embassies to Issue Birth Certificates Overseas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9433&SEO=mexican-embassies-to-issue-birth-certificates-overseas 17 de febrero de 2017, 11:19Mexico, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexican embassies may issue birth certificates starting today to people that were born in the national territory but were not registered at the time in Mexico. Spanish Justice Acquits Princess Cristina in Tax Fraud Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9432&SEO=spanish-justice-acquits-princess-cristina-in-tax-fraud-trial Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Princess Cristina, sister of King of Spain Felipe VI, was acquitted today of being part of a corruption case, while her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, was sentenced to six years and three months in prison. Russia-U.S. Ties, a Story to Be Told http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9431&SEO=russia-u.s.-ties-a-story-to-be-told Por Antonio RondónMoscow (Prensa Latina) Relations between the United States and Russia are a blank sheet on which there is a lot to be told with Donald Trump in the White House and clear signs of business as usual in the case of Moscow. New Air Route Connects China, USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9429&SEO=new-air-route-connects-china-usa Beijing, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) A new air route connects China and the United States this week with a direct flight from Fuzhou City, capital of eastern Fujian province, to New York, the Atlantic coast of the United States. Sara al-Suhaimi, First Woman to Chair Saudi Stock Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9428&SEO=sara-al-suhaimi-first-woman-to-chair-saudi-stock-exchange 17 de febrero de 2017, 10:22Riyadh, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Board of Directors of Saudi Stock Exchange appointed today economist Sara al-Suhaimi as head of this institution, the first woman to lead it since 2007 when it started operations. Caribbean Leaders Analyze their International Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9420&SEO=caribbean-leaders-analyze-their-international-relations Georgetown, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The 28th Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit, which ends today two closed-door session days, will devote this day to analyzing the relations of the integrationist group with other countries, Prensa Latina knew from sources of the meeting. Bolivia to Host International Meeting on Bioceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9416&SEO=bolivia-to-host-international-meeting-on-bioceanic-railway La Paz, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia prepares a meeting next March 21 between representatives of Germany, Switzerland, Peru and Paraguay to ratify the European nations as investors of the Bioceanic Central Railway Corridor (BCRC). Cuba, Guyana to Care for Caribbean Children with Disabilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9414&SEO=cuba-guyana-to-care-for-caribbean-children-with-disabilities Georgetown, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) A center for the care of Caribbean children with special educational needs associated with disabilities will be opened here in March, its coordinator, Cuban professor Jorge Duvalon announced today. Jamaican Ministerial Forum to Tackle Unemployment Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9398&SEO=jamaican-ministerial-forum-to-tackle-unemployment-issue 16 de febrero de 2017, 15:59Kingston, Feb. 16 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica will host the 10th Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labor on February 23th and 24th. This gathering is aimed at assessing the current employment plight in the Caribbean, from a comprehensive vision. Uncertainty at G-20 Meeting Due to New US Diplomacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9386&SEO=uncertainty-at-g-20-meeting-due-to-new-us-diplomacy Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) G-20 Group meeting of foreign ministers shows today a growing uncertainty about US diplomacy and its influence on fundamental economic issues. New Zealand Wildfires Destroy Homes and Forces Evacuations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9385&SEO=new-zealand-wildfires-destroy-homes-and-forces-evacuations Wellington, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The New Zeland Civilian Defence confirmed one deade and one thousand evacuated because of the wild fires in Port Hills,near the city of Christchurch. Cuba, Vietnam Parliaments Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9383&SEO=cuba-vietnam-parliaments-strengthen-ties Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Assembly of People''s Power (ANPP) of Cuba, Esteban Lazo, and vice-president of the Vietnamese parliament, Tong Thi Phong, ratified here the desire to strengthen the ties between the two institutions. Tabare Vazquez Invites Putin to Visit Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9374&SEO=tabare-vazquez-invites-putin-to-visit-uruguay Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President Tabare Vazquez invited his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin to visit Uruguay during an enlarged meeting he attended along with several ministers. Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusive Resorts of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9373&SEO=cuban-hotels-among-best-all-inclusive-resorts-of-the-caribbean Varadero, Cuba, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out today in the All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean region, a prestigious website specializing in tourism reported. South Africa Sets National Minimum Wage by Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9369&SEO=south-africa-sets-national-minimum-wage-by-law Pretoria, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The South African administration of President Jacob Zuma has applauded today all social partners at the National Economic Development and Labour Council on the historic agreement on the introduction of a national minimum wage. South Africa Highlights Job Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9367&SEO=south-africa-highlights-job-increase 16 de febrero de 2017, 09:54Pretoria, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government has highlighted today an increase in jobs in the fourth quarter, saying unemployment remains a top priority, SA News reports. Cuba and CARICOM Agree on Mutual Tariff Concessions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9360&SEO=cuba-and-caricom-agree-on-mutual-tariff-concessions Georgetown, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Guyana, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante, talked today about the importance of an agreement on mutual concessions of products and tariff preferences between Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). India Builds its First Airliner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9359&SEO=india-builds-its-first-airliner 16 de febrero de 2017, 07:55New Delhi, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Three decades after initial plans, India began the preliminary tests of a 14-seat passenger plane, the first one manufactured in the country, today reported a sector source. More than 30 Countries Attend Aeronautical Fair in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9357&SEO=more-than-30-countries-attend-aeronautical-fair-in-india New Delhi, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) In order to promote their technologies, over 550 domestic and foreign companies from 30 countries are participating today in Aero India fair, the largest event of its kind in Asia. Bolivian Economy is Expected to Grow 4.7 Percent this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9355&SEO=bolivian-economy-is-expected-to-grow-4.7-percent-this-year La Paz, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia expects an economic growth for 2017 of 4,7 percent of its Gross Domestic Product and an inflation rate below five percent in the Financial Fiscal Program, declared minister of the Economy, Luis Arce. Cuba and Iran Sign 12 Cooperation MoU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9339&SEO=cuba-and-iran-sign-12-cooperation-mou Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic Republic of Iran and Cuba has signed 12 development cooperation Memoranda of Understanding during the last day of the 16th Session of the Intergovernmental Commission between both nations that closed today. EU and Canada Approve Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9332&SEO=eu-and-canada-approve-trade-agreement Brussels, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Euro Chamber approved today the polemic trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada, after a long debate and having as background the protectionist barrier of U.S. President Donald Trump. China will Defend Positive Nature of Multilateralism in G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9330&SEO=china-will-defend-positive-nature-of-multilateralism-in-g20-summit Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Relations Minister, Wang Yi, will transmit a positive signal of support to multilateralismk, global governance and innovative world economy, open abnd inclusive, at the G20 summit in Bonn (Gernany), announced the Foreign Ministry. US Academics Support Mexico Against President Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9325&SEO=us-academics-support-mexico-against-president-trump Mexico, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 scholars and researchers from the United States issued a statement today in support of Mexico, facing the ''aggressive policy'' by US President Donald Trump. Argentine Declares Agricultural Emergency in Several Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9321&SEO=argentine-declares-agricultural-emergency-in-several-provinces Buenos Aires, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean government declared today agricultural emergency for various provinces hit by wild fires and heavy rains in the last few months. United Nations Supports Responsible Parenthood in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9320&SEO=united-nations-supports-responsible-parenthood-in-cuba Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Population Fund has been committed to the development of families where children have stronger maternal and paternal guides, Rafael Cuestas, a representative of the international organization in Cuba, told Prensa Latina today. Major Store Chains Stop Selling Trump Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9318&SEO=major-store-chains-stop-selling-trump-products Washington, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Significant store chains such as Sears and Kmart stopped selling Trump-branded products on the Internet in the midst of an uncertainty that keeps US companies looking forward to the economic future of this country. Argentinean Graphics Workers Protest During One Month http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9317&SEO=argentinean-graphics-workers-protest-during-one-month Buenos Aires, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Workers at the Argentine graphic arts plant Rioplatentese (AGR), the Clarín conglomerate, began another day of struggle in the emblematic Buenos Aires Obelisco, a month after being fired. Damages from Italy Earthquakes Exceed 23 Billion Euros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9316&SEO=damages-from-italy-earthquakes-exceed-23-billion-euros Rome, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The number of material damages caused by the earthquake that devastated the central region in Italy as of August 24th, 2016 has reached 23.5 billion Euros, according to a study released today here. Uruguay Presents its Advances in Russian Trade Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9312&SEO=uruguay-presents-its-advances-in-russian-trade-forum Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Under the title of Uruguay-2017, the South American country presents its economic-commercial and investment advantages in the Russian Chamber of Commerce, with the participation of several ministers. Angola Regains African Leadership in Oil Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9309&SEO=angola-regains-african-leadership-in-oil-production Luanda, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola has regained the African leadership in oil production, according to a report by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) the press highlights today. Study Shows Men's Negative Impact on Climate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9293&SEO=study-shows-mens-negative-impact-on-climate London, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Human beings cause the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces, according to a study by an international team published today. First Sommelier Cuban Woman Writes About Her Impressions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9292&SEO=first-sommelier-cuban-woman-writes-about-her-impressions Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The first Cuban sommelier woman, presents her impressions of this work in a text that appears today at the 26th International Book Fair 2017, based in the Morro-Cabaña tourist complex of this city. Indonesian Police to Investigate Accusations Against Former President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9290&SEO=indonesian-police-to-investigate-accusations-against-former-president 14 de febrero de 2017, 13:01Jakarta,Feb 14 (Prensa Latina)Indonesian police will open an investigation made on the accusations against former president Two Human Traffickers and 97 Migrants Arrested in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9288&SEO=two-human-traffickers-and-97-migrants-arrested-in-turkey Istanbul, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Gendarmerie in Turkey arrested today in a traffic control two suspected human traffickers who were traveling with 97 undocumented migrants in the West Edirne province, near the border with Greece. Evo Morales Ratifies Bolivia's Right to the Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9280&SEO=evo-morales-ratifies-bolivias-right-to-the-sea The Hague, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales, who is at the headquarters of the International Court of Justice (CIJ), has reaffirmed today Bolivia''s strength to a sovereign return of the sea that was taken from her by Chile. China Highlights Progress of Cooperation Agreements with Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9279&SEO=china-highlights-progress-of-cooperation-agreements-with-venezuela 14 de febrero de 2017, 11:34Beijing, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) China has announced today the progress of its cooperation programs with Venezuela, after the signing in Caracas of 22 bilateral cooperation agreements worth some $2.7 billion USD, which joined to previous agreements. United Kingdom Confirms Trump's Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9275&SEO=united-kingdom-confirms-trumps-visit London, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The British government confirmed today that US President Donald Trump will make a state visit in the coming months to the United Kingdom, despite the controversy generated in the country by this invitation. SA, France Advancing Trade, Economic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9274&SEO=sa-france-advancing-trade-economic-relations Pretoria, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and France have agreed to enhance trade and economic relations, particularly in manufacturing and ship building, SA News reports Tuesday. Venezuela Strengthens Vital Relationship with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9271&SEO=venezuela-strengthens-vital-relationship-with-china Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is focusing its development and economic recovery on strengthening relations with China, a step described by President Nicolás Maduro as vital and fundamental. Trump's Policies Lead to Unemployment in Northern Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9266&SEO=trumps-policies-lead-to-unemployment-in-northern-mexico Mexico, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Although official data indicate that January was a month of job creation in Mexico, the contrary happened in the border ending 2016 due to the actions and threats by U.S. President, Donald Trump. More than 160 Countries Consume Mexican Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9265&SEO=more-than-160-countries-consume-mexican-products 14 de febrero de 2017, 08:44Mexico, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The products with the brand Made in Mexico are consumed today in more than 160 countries, said Enrique Sánchez Cruz, head of the National Service of Health, Safety and Agro-Food Quality (Senasica). Angola's Second Largest Diamond Found http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9263&SEO=angolas-second-largest-diamond-found Luanda, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Australian diamond company Lucapa announced the discovery of the second largest diamond in Angola''s history, the press reports today. Venezuela to Agree with China Projects to Develop Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9257&SEO=venezuela-to-agree-with-china-projects-to-develop-industry Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Vicepresident of Planning, Ricardo Menendez, advanced the intention of examining projects with China to strengthen the national insdustry, during the coming 15th High Level Bilateral Commission meeting. Working to Resume Negotiations on Greek Debt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9255&SEO=working-to-resume-negotiations-on-greek-debt Brussels, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici announced that he would travel to Athens on Wednesday, in an attempt to resume the the negotiations on the Greek debt, amid strong differences. Chilean President Announces Visit to China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9251&SEO=chilean-president-announces-visit-to-china 13 de febrero de 2017, 17:20Santiago de Chile, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz announced today President Michelle Bachelet´s visit to China in coming May. Venezuela Welcomes World Oil-Cut Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9249&SEO=venezuela-welcomes-world-oil-cut-accord 13 de febrero de 2017, 16:50Caracas, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez is welcoming today the agreement between the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and 11 foreign producers to cut production and stabilize the international oil market. Cuba Seeking to Increase Crude Oil Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9246&SEO=cuba-seeking-to-increase-crude-oil-production 13 de febrero de 2017, 16:07Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is currently encouraging the search for crude oil in its sea waters and lands, believing that this resource has a positive impact on the development of the industry and other areas. Venezuela to Agree with China Projects to Develop Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9243&SEO=venezuela-to-agree-with-china-projects-to-develop-industry 13 de febrero de 2017, 15:16Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Vicepresident of Planning, Ricardo Menendez, advanced today the intention of examining projects with China to strengthen the national insdustry, during the coming 15th High Level Bilateral Commission meeting. Ukraine Threatened with Energy Breakdown by Blockades in Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9242&SEO=ukraine-threatened-with-energy-breakdown-by-blockades-in-donbass 13 de febrero de 2017, 14:59Kiev, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Ukraine is today under the threat of an energy breakdown for a blockade carried out by ultranationalist coal-producing groups in Donbass. Broader Horizons for Cooperatives in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9238&SEO=broader-horizons-for-cooperatives-in-cuba Por Maria Julio MayoralHavana, 14 Feb (Prensa Latina) The experimental, non-agricultural cooperative sector in Cuba continues to expand in the areas of trade, food and technical or personal services provision, as part of the ongoing process to update Cuba´s economic and social model. Water Works in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9237&SEO=water-works-in-havana 13 de febrero de 2017, 13:23Por Masiel FernándezHavana, 14 Feb (Prensa Latina) Aguas de La Habana, a Cuban-Spanish oint venture of 15 years standing, serves more than 2 million Havana Australia Fires Ease as Damage Mounts After Record Heat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9236&SEO=australia-fires-ease-as-damage-mounts-after-record-heat 13 de febrero de 2017, 13:17Canberra, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Australians authorities confirmed they are fighting 24 of the 80 wild fires that are active today. Cuba and China Cooperate on Renewable Energy Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9233&SEO=cuba-and-china-cooperate-on-renewable-energy-projects 13 de febrero de 2017, 13:01Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and China recently committed to strengthening their cooperation in the strategically important developmental areas of renewable energy and industry. African Union Urges Talks as Tensions Rise in Cameroon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9232&SEO=african-union-urges-talks-as-tensions-rise-in-cameroon 13 de febrero de 2017, 12:46Yaundé, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina)The African Union (AU) is calling for dialogue in Cameroon, which has been rocked by strikes and protests in its English-speaking regions. USA Deported More Than One Million Mexicans in Five Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9230&SEO=usa-deported-more-than-one-million-mexicans-in-five-years Mexico, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) In the last five years, 1 million 372 thousand 883 Mexicans were repatriated from the United States, according to data from the Interior Ministry (Segob) released today. 19th Edition of the Habano Festival Starts Feb 27 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9229&SEO=19th-edition-of-the-habano-festival-starts-feb-27 Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) With the 19th Edition of the Habano Festival this month in the Cuban capital, Cuba''s quality products industry marks a very lucrative road, with many fans from all over the world. Oil Price Falls Due to Rise in U.S. Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9227&SEO=oil-price-falls-due-to-rise-in-u.s.-production 13 de febrero de 2017, 12:04London, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices dropped today before the rise in extraction of U.S. platforms, dealing a blow on the OPEC agreement and of nations outside the entity to reduce global inventories. Caribbean Integration in Times of Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9225&SEO=caribbean-integration-in-times-of-trump By Jorge Luna, Special Envoy Georgetown (Prensa Latina) Caribbean leaders analyze with worry here this week, the political and economic impact and the regional scenario after the assumption, last January 20, of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Rajoy Denies Mediator Role Between Latin America and Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9223&SEO=rajoy-denies-mediator-role-between-latin-america-and-donald-trump Madrid, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denied today he did not offer Donald Trump to be a mediator between the United States and Latin America during a recent telephone conversation with the US president. Venezuela Defends New Food Supply System for the People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9222&SEO=venezuela-defends-new-food-supply-system-for-the-people Caracas, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has defended today the image of the Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP) through social networks, publications and media programs, against the campaign of discredit carried out by the right. President Nicolas Maduro announced that the television program of the CLAP will start this week and will be part of a strategy of visualization of that entity of popular organization. Preservation and Sustainable Management of Oceans Focuses UN Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9219&SEO=preservation-and-sustainable-management-of-oceans-focuses-un-forum United Nations, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) About 300 parliamentarians from five continents are participating as of today here in a two-day forum on the preservation and sustainable management of the oceans. Foreign Companies Interested in Investing in Oil Exploration in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9211&SEO=foreign-companies-interested-in-investing-in-oil-exploration-in-cuba By Roberto Solomon Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Oil & Gas 2017 Summit held in Havana for two days highlighted the growing interest of foreign companies in investing in oil exploration in Cuba, accordin to experts. Ecuador Welcomes International Workshop to Combat Tax Havens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9210&SEO=ecuador-welcomes-international-workshop-to-combat-tax-havens Quito, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several international organizations began today a seminar in Ecuador dedicated to Ecuador''s struggle against tax havens. Consortium Wants to Invest US $ 10 Billion in Luanda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9207&SEO=consortium-wants-to-invest-us-10-billion-in-luanda 13 de febrero de 2017, 06:00Luanda, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The international consortium Corona Real wants to invest some 10 billion dollars in the railway and energy infrastructure currently underway in the Angolan capital. Tourism Faced with Sustainability in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9206&SEO=tourism-faced-with-sustainability-in-2017 Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The tourist field begins 2017 with the challenge of promoting sustainability. Cuba Promotes Oil Potential in International Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9184&SEO=cuba-promotes-oil-potential-in-international-event Havana, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba promoted its oil producing potential in an international event held this week in Havana with the participation of representatives from 15 countries. Bolivian President Opens Cement Plant in Santa Cruz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9180&SEO=bolivian-president-opens-cement-plant-in-santa-cruz La Paz, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) As part of an ongoing policy to develop Bolivia, President Evo Morales said that the first integral plant of cement in Itacamba, that was opened today in the department of Santa Cruz, will help widen the productive sector in Bolivia. Cuban Charcoal Is Present at European Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9150&SEO=cuban-charcoal-is-present-at-european-markets 10 de febrero de 2017, 12:31Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The charcoal produced in the central region of Cuba has maintained today its presence in the European markets due to an excellent quality and high caloric and energy value. Uruguay Presents Economic Strategy in Hamburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9149&SEO=uruguay-presents-economic-strategy-in-hamburg 10 de febrero de 2017, 12:21Hamburg, Germany, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Minister for Economy and Finance, Danilo Astori, has held a meeting with German businessmen here on his country''s strategic course and mentioned the incentives to attract foreign investment. Cuban Authorities Put Water Resources First http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9146&SEO=cuban-authorities-put-water-resources-first 10 de febrero de 2017, 11:32Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The persistent lack of water in Cuba forces authorities to be permanently promoting plans to solve problems caused by drought, says a report published on this issue. Trump Rejects Court Decision Against His Executive Orders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9145&SEO=trump-rejects-court-decision-against-his-executive-orders Washington, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump described the unanimous decision of three judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to maintain the suspension of his immigration decree as embarrassing. Presidents of China and US Agree to Promote Cooperation and Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9144&SEO=presidents-of-china-and-us-agree-to-promote-cooperation-and-links Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed today to stimulate mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields and develop a constructive bilateral relationship. Copper Prices Dwindle Due to Miners' Strike in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9142&SEO=copper-prices-dwindle-due-to-miners-strike-in-chile Santiago de Chile, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The miners'' strike of the Escondida, the biggest private copper producer in the world, has endangered the red metal prices with no solution to the stoppage in sight. China to Clear Uncertainty on Relations with the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9139&SEO=china-to-clear-uncertainty-on-relations-with-the-usa Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Since Donald Trump inauguration on January 20, China''s government has insisted on clearing up uncertainty over relations between the world''s two largest economies. Constructive ties between the United States and China will remain strong and flourish in the end, although Trump, one of the U.S. presidents with least public office experience, needs time to get familiar with foreign policy affairs, especially with the complexities of U.S.-China ties, according to experts. Caribbean Region Reports Record Arrival of Tourists in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9137&SEO=caribbean-region-reports-record-arrival-of-tourists-in-2016 Bridgetown, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reported today a record arrival of more than 29 million visitors to the region in 2016, for a growth higher to the world average, according to a report by the agency. CAF President Calls on Cuba to Strengthen Regional Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9132&SEO=caf-president-calls-on-cuba-to-strengthen-regional-integration Havana, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Enrique Garcia Rodriguez, executive president of CAF-Development Bank of Latin American, has called for strengthening regional integration in response to the realities facing the area. Uruguay Stakes High for Recovery of Russian Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9131&SEO=uruguay-stakes-high-for-recovery-of-russian-market Por By Antonio Rondón GarciaMoscow, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay is strongly committed to the recovery of the Russian market, with seven export companies attending the 24th International Food Fair Prodexpo-2017 in this capital and its Livestock Minister, Tabaré Aguerre. Philippine Minister Says Mine Closure Will Affect Economy, http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9122&SEO=philippine-minister-says-mine-closure-will-affect-economy 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:55Manila, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Philippine Minister of Socioeconomic Planning, Ernesto Pernia stressed that the imminent closure of 23 mines will be bringing about some negative outcomes for national economy. Zuma: Radical Socio-Economic Transformation in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9121&SEO=zuma-radical-socio-economic-transformation-in-south-africa 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:12Pretoria, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma stated today that the radical socio-economic transformation to all citizens will be his top-priority issue for immediate future. Syrian Parliament Assesses Energy Crisis and Foresees Solutions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9119&SEO=syrian-parliament-assesses-energy-crisis-and-foresees-solutions 09 de febrero de 2017, 17:01Damascus, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resourses, Ali Ghanem accounted for the present energy crisis and some possible solutions. 103 Dead Due to Crisis in the Brazilian State of Espirito Santo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9102&SEO=103-dead-due-to-crisis-in-the-brazilian-state-of-espirito-santo Brasilia, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The crisis generated by the strike of the military police officers that from Saturday hits the state of the southeast of Brazil, Espirito Santo, raised today the number of deaths to 103, local media reported. A Thai University Is Letting Students Pay Tuition Fees With Rice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9101&SEO=a-thai-university-is-letting-students-pay-tuition-fees-with-rice 09 de febrero de 2017, 12:59Bangkok,Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Bangkok''s Rangsit University, Japanese Company Nisshinbo Renounces to Produce in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9098&SEO=japanese-company-nisshinbo-renounces-to-produce-in-mexico 09 de febrero de 2017, 12:01Tokyo, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump''s threats, made the Japanese company Nisshinbo abandon its project to set up an auto spares plant in Mexico, it was officially informed. Warning of Transatlantic Conflict Due to New US Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9095&SEO=warning-of-transatlantic-conflict-due-to-new-us-policy 09 de febrero de 2017, 11:03Berlin, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The policy of the new US government could provoke a major clash with the European Union (EU), German politician Wolfgang Ischinger, president of the Munich Security Conference, warned today. Myanmar Plans to Build Chino-Pakistani Fighter Jet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9094&SEO=myanmar-plans-to-build-chino-pakistani-fighter-jet 09 de febrero de 2017, 11:01Islamabad, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Myanmar has advanced negotiations with Islamabad to obtain the production license for the JF-17 Thunder fighter plane, jointly developed by Pakistan and China, according to reports released today in the capital. Spain Recognizes Importance of Russia as Global Player http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9093&SEO=spain-recognizes-importance-of-russia-as-global-player 09 de febrero de 2017, 10:58Madrid, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Spain highlighted today the importance of Russia as a global player, welcoming the 40th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Odebrecht Bribes in Colombia Passed through Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9088&SEO=odebrecht-bribes-in-colombia-passed-through-panama Panama, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) An investigation carried out by the Public Ministry of Panama, concerning a ghost company of Odebrecht provided information for the corruption scandal that shakes Colombia, publishes today daily La Estrella de Panama. Venezuela, Saudi Arabia Review Oil Cooperation Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9087&SEO=venezuela-saudi-arabia-review-oil-cooperation-agenda Caracas, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met today with her Saudi Arabia counterpart, Adel Al Jubeir, to review the oil cooperation agenda between the two nations. Gasoline Hike in Mexico Passes the Bill to the PRI http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9085&SEO=gasoline-hike-in-mexico-passes-the-bill-to-the-pri Mexico, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The increase of fuels decreed by the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto passed the bill to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) of Mexico, relegated today to the third position in the citizen preferences. United States Insists on Building Conflictive Oil Pipeline http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9076&SEO=united-states-insists-on-building-conflictive-oil-pipeline Washington, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) U.S. administration insisted today on the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota, despite the opposition of the indigenous population of that region. Bolivia to Increase Natural Gas Exports to Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9075&SEO=bolivia-to-increase-natural-gas-exports-to-argentina La Paz, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will increase exports of natural gas to Argentina this year up to 20.03 million cubic meters per day, confirmed today the Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy of the Andean nation, Luis Alberto Sanchez. Puerto Rico Will Host Economic Forum with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9074&SEO=puerto-rico-will-host-economic-forum-with-china San Juan, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Puerto Rico confirmed today the organization of the First China-Puerto Rico Investment Forum from March 1 to 3, with representatives of this island, the United States and the Asian giant. About 70 International Companies Present at Oil Summit in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9052&SEO=about-70-international-companies-present-at-oil-summit-in-cuba 08 de febrero de 2017, 14:58Havana, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba Oil & Gas 2017 Summit was inaugurated today with the participation of about 70 oil and gas executives from 15 nations, including Russia, China, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. Cuba Presents Tourist Offers in Salon des Vacances in Bruxelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9046&SEO=cuba-presents-tourist-offers-in-salon-des-vacances-in-bruxelles Brussels, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba participated in Salon des Vacances de Bruxelles and presented its various offers of cultural tourism, ecotourism, health tourism, nautical and cruising, diplomatic sources said today. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Arrives in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9043&SEO=ecuadorian-foreign-minister-arrives-in-venezuela Caracas, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s Foreign Minister, Guillaume Long, arrived in this capital today on a working visit to review and strengthen the cooperation agenda with Venezuela. US Insists on Building Conflicting Oil Pipeline http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9042&SEO=us-insists-on-building-conflicting-oil-pipeline 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:06Washington, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The US administration insists today in the construction of a pipeline in North Dakota, despite the opposition of indigenous people of that region. Syrian President Holds Meeting with Russian Parliamentarians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9041&SEO=syrian-president-holds-meeting-with-russian-parliamentarians 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:03Damascus, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said today that the situation is moving in the direction his country and Russia want in a meeting with parliamentarians from that nation. Uruguay and Germany Share Efforts for Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9039&SEO=uruguay-and-germany-share-efforts-for-trade-agreement 08 de febrero de 2017, 12:00Berlin, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Uruguay expressed today their shared interest in redoubling efforts to complete the frustrated negotiations of a free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). Increases Support for Scotland's Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9037&SEO=increases-support-for-scotlands-independence 08 de febrero de 2017, 11:48London, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Support for independence has increased among Scotish people since British Prime Minister Theresa May presented her plan for the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) or Brexit, according to a survey released today . If you exclude the undecided people, 49 percent of Scots support the split, while 51 percent want to stay in the UK, reveals a BMG''s survey for the Scottish newspaper The Herald. Panamanian Minister Requests Temporary Stop of Preferential Visa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9035&SEO=panamanian-minister-requests-temporary-stop-of-preferential-visa Panama, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Labor and Labor Development, Ernesto Carles, asked the National Migration Service (SNM) to temporarily stop granting visas for profesionals and the ones given to the friendly countries program, La Prensa reported today. Trump Asks for Immigration Veto on the Grounds of National Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9031&SEO=trump-asks-for-immigration-veto-on-the-grounds-of-national-security Washington, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump called today on the appeals court to maintain his executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries on the grounds of national security. Macri and Temer Strengthen Alliance with a View to Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9026&SEO=macri-and-temer-strengthen-alliance-with-a-view-to-mercosur Buenos Aires, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Mauricio Macri made a fleeting visit to his Brazilian counterpart, Michel Temer, with the agenda focused on redoubling bilateral relations and propping up Mercosur in the face of possible trade agreements with other blocs. Multi-Million Spending in Chile for Forest Fires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9025&SEO=multi-million-spending-in-chile-for-forest-fires Santiago, Chile, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean government has announced that it should have to pay around $360 million USD to cover the needs of the victims and the material damages caused by forest fires. China Urges on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Dialogues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9023&SEO=china-urges-on-regional-comprehensive-economic-partnership-dialogues Beijing, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi urged to accelerate talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to build a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), the government announced here today. Greece Goes Back on IMF Imperatives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9017&SEO=greece-goes-back-on-imf-imperatives 07 de febrero de 2017, 17:50Athens, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The Greek government refused to meet the International Monetary Fund''s (IMF) imperatives to legislate preventive measures after the debt bailout. Russia Aids Cuba for Hurricane Matthew Damages http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9010&SEO=russia-aids-cuba-for-hurricane-matthew-damages 07 de febrero de 2017, 15:42Havana, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia gave US$ one million 500 thousand for the recovery of some Cuban territories affected by Hurricane Matthew, according to a note sent from Moscow embassy. Presidential Spokesman: Mexico is not Invalid In front of USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9002&SEO=presidential-spokesman-mexico-is-not-invalid-in-front-of-usa 07 de febrero de 2017, 13:01Mexico, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is not invalid in front of US, stressed today the Mexican presidency spokesman, Eduardo Sanchez, during a TV interview. Kyiv City Council Breaks Leases on Land Parcels with Russian Embasy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9001&SEO=kyiv-city-council-breaks-leases-on-land-parcels-with-russian-embasy 07 de febrero de 2017, 12:51Kyiv,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) At a meeting of the permanent commission of the Kyiv City Council on issues of urban planning, architecture and land use Memebers agreed on the termination of the lease contract directly for the three sites provided to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ukraine after several attacks against that embassy. New Bolivian Mining Deposit Ready to Start Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8994&SEO=new-bolivian-mining-deposit-ready-to-start-production La Paz, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Mining deposit Thuthu in Nor Chichas province of Potosi department, is ready to start productions, reported today the Bolivian mining Corporation (Comibol). Chinese Direct Investment Grew in the U.S., Europe in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8993&SEO=chinese-direct-investment-grew-in-the-u.s.-europe-in-2016 Beijing, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Combined Chinese direct investment in the United States and Europe increased more than double in 2016 compared to 2015, in moments when this nation advances in its transition to a new growth model, news media said here today. EU Extends Control of Internal Borders Up to May http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8990&SEO=eu-extends-control-of-internal-borders-up-to-may Brussels, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) approved today the extension for three months of the border controls imposed in countries of free movement in Schengen area in the wake of the migration crisis. Trump Protectionist Policy Puts Germany on Alert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8986&SEO=trump-protectionist-policy-puts-germany-on-alert Berlin, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The high tariffs that United States intends to impose on imported products will hurt everyone in the medium term and will lead to a climate of insecurity, said German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries. Venezuela Evaluates New Prices Mechanism to Reduce Inflation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8962&SEO=venezuela-evaluates-new-prices-mechanism-to-reduce-inflation 06 de febrero de 2017, 16:59Caracas, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government evaluates today the reform of the national system of prices to reduce the inflation indexes, stated today the vice-president for the Economic Area and Minister of Economy and Finances, Ramón Lobo. Delcy Rodriguez Considers a Failure the Attempt to Overthrow Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8949&SEO=delcy-rodriguez-considers-a-failure-the-attempt-to-overthrow-maduro Moscow, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Affiars minister, Delcy Rodriguez considered today a complete failure the opposition attempts to overthrow president, Nicolas Maduro and rejected the foreign interference in the internal affairs of her country. Most Dominicans Citezens Distrust Their Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8944&SEO=most-dominicans-citezens-distrust-their-officials 06 de febrero de 2017, 12:33Santo Domingo, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) 87.7 percent of Dominicans considers today that government officials of Leonel Fernández, Hipólito Mejía and Danilo Medina benefited from bribes paid by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Greek Minister Denies Refugees are on Hunger Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8942&SEO=greek-minister-denies-refugees-are-on-hunger-strike 06 de febrero de 2017, 12:28Athens, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Greek Migration Minister Yannis Muzalas denied today the existence of an alleged hunger strike that hundreds of refugees are carring out in the south of the capital calling for better living conditions. Grounded: Nearly Two Thirds of US Navy's Strike Fighters Can't Fly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8941&SEO=grounded-nearly-two-thirds-of-us-navys-strike-fighters-cant-fly 06 de febrero de 2017, 12:19Washington, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The US Navy''s F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet strike fighters are the tip of the spear, embodying most of the fierce striking power of the aircraft carrier strike group, according to Defence News. Aladi Secretary General Calls to Find Articulate Responses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8939&SEO=aladi-secretary-general-calls-to-find-articulate-responses 06 de febrero de 2017, 11:44Montevideo, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Latin American Integration Association (Aladi in Spanish) , Carlos Álvarez, affirmed here that in face of a world defying context, Latin America must be ahead in the search for propositive and articulate responses. There is a change going on in orientations that reinforce the crisis of multeralism and ''can convey a more ungovernable and rampant world order than the present one, only led by three or four strong countries'', assured the official. Singapour Looks to New Forms of Cooperation Before TPP Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8937&SEO=singapour-looks-to-new-forms-of-cooperation-before-tpp-reality 06 de febrero de 2017, 11:38Singapour, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Singapour authorities asserted today that after U.S. withdrawal from TPP, the other 11 participants in the Pact must study the new balance of benefits and analyze the value of the pact. More Than 20 Thousand Displaced Persons Return to Quneitra,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8935&SEO=more-than-20-thousand-displaced-persons-return-to-quneitrasyria 06 de febrero de 2017, 11:26Damascus, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Governor of Quneitra Ahmad Sheikh Abdul Qader announced the gradual return to their homes of 25 000 residents of the Syrian province, about 70 kilometers southwest of Damascus. Venezuela Increases Economic Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8933&SEO=venezuela-increases-economic-cooperation-with-russia Caracas, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Russia and Venezuela included today medicine, tourism, agriculture and mining in the bilateral economic cooperation agenda initiated in 2001 with projects in the industrial, energy and construction sectors. Qatar Airways Carries Out Longest Commercial Flight in History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8929&SEO=qatar-airways-carries-out-longest-commercial-flight-in-history Wellington, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) A Qatar Airways aircraft has carried out the longest direct commercial flight in history, with 16 hours and 23 minutes, after covering 14,535 kilometers between Doha and the New Zealand city of Auckland, the company reported today. Egypt Purchases Great Amounts of Natural Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8918&SEO=egypt-purchases-great-amounts-of-natural-gas Cayro, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has signed a one billion dollar deal with three international companies, from Russia, France and Oman, to purchase 45 shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) that will be delivered in March. Argentinean Union Organizes Nationwide Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8915&SEO=argentinean-union-organizes-nationwide-strike Buenos Aires, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) in Argentina is preparing a nationwide strike scheduled for late March and it will participate in a mass march on March 7 against layoffs and the measures taken by the government. Japan Wants to Invest More in Mexico despite Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8908&SEO=japan-wants-to-invest-more-in-mexico-despite-trump Mexico, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan is interested in boosting trade and investments in Mexico, despite the protectionist wave that may come from the United States, Japanese Ambassador Akira Yamada stated here. China to Deliver 16 Million Dollars in Aid to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8906&SEO=china-to-deliver-16-million-dollars-in-aid-to-syria Damascus, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Syria and China signed two cooperation agreements worth 16 million dollars to provide humanitarian aid and reactivate other ties in economic sectors, official sources confirmed in Damascus today. Traffic Chaos in Delhi Causes Billion-dollar Losses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8901&SEO=traffic-chaos-in-delhi-causes-billion-dollar-losses New Delhi, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Traffic jams in New Delhi costs about ten billion dollars annually due to pollution, lost productivity and accidents, a study revealed today. Somali Children Severely Affected by Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8899&SEO=somali-children-severely-affected-by-drought Mogadishu, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Somalia's current food plight is extremely serious, as reported by special sources stressing the poor nutritional status of Somali children and the possibility that a famine is coming. MINTUR: Cuban Tourism Continues to Grow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8890&SEO=mintur-cuban-tourism-continues-to-grow 04 de febrero de 2017, 10:27Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) The growing spiral of Cuban tourism continues to rise at the beginning of this year, after it surpassed for the first time four million foreign visitors by the end of 2016, the Mintur recalled today. Debates on Industrial Risks in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8885&SEO=debates-on-industrial-risks-in-cuba 04 de febrero de 2017, 09:29Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from industry, naval transport and other sectors, debate on the possibilities of risk accident and the ways to prevent them. Cuba to Host International Fair on Packaging http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8873&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-fair-on-packaging Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) About 50 companies from 11 countries will participate in the first edition of Pacgraf Cuba, a monographic fair for the packaging and graphic arts sectors, which will begin on February 7, organizers confirmed today. One Out of Five People With No Electricity in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8872&SEO=one-out-of-five-people-with-no-electricity-in-the-world 03 de febrero de 2017, 17:49Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) About 1.5 billion people are short of electricity, one-fifth of global population, the president of Legrand Group India and ambassador of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), Vimal Mahendru stressed. Cuban Foreign Ministry Welcomes Governor of Colorado http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8864&SEO=cuban-foreign-ministry-welcomes-governor-of-colorado 03 de febrero de 2017, 16:16Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs were holding talks today with the U.S. Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, who is officialy visiting the island. State of Emergency Remains in Chilean Regions Due to Wild Fires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8853&SEO=state-of-emergency-remains-in-chilean-regions-due-to-wild-fires 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:39Santiago de Chile, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean government has extended the state of emergency for regions that have been hit by forest fires that have affected the southern country for more than two weeks, according to media reports. Reckitt Benckiser Company Fined in New Zeland for False Advertising http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8852&SEO=reckitt-benckiser-company-fined-in-new-zeland-for-false-advertising 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:37Wellington,Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The New Zealand arm of drug giant Reckitt Benckiser has been fined $1.1 million for misleading customers in the way it promoted its Nurofen specific pain range products. MPLA Presidential Candidate Said He is Ready to Govern Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8848&SEO=mpla-presidential-candidate-said-he-is-ready-to-govern-angola 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:16Luanda. Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Presidential candidate for the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Joao Lourenzo, expressed today that he is ready to govern the country and to head it to the consolidation of democracy and development. Cuban Budget Provides Social Benefits, Director Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8847&SEO=cuban-budget-provides-social-benefits-director-says Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The general execution director at the Ministry of Finance and Prices (MFP), Jesus Matos, stated today that this country''s budget allows the maintenance of social benefits and contributes to the economic development. Cuban Business Delegation Completes Visit to the United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8846&SEO=cuban-business-delegation-completes-visit-to-the-united-states 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:08Washington, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) A business delegation from Cuba concluded today a 12-day visit to the United States, during which it reaffirmed its interest in strengthening economic and trade ties between the two countries, mainly in the maritime and port sector. Mine Closure in Philippines to Affect More Than One Million People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8845&SEO=mine-closure-in-philippines-to-affect-more-than-one-million-people 03 de febrero de 2017, 12:04Manila, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The closure of 23 mines in the Philippines, mostly nickel producers, and the suspension of another five will affect more than one million 200 thousand people, the president of the country''s Chamber of Mines, Artemio Disini, informed. Cuban Vice President Attend Act for Heroes' Day in Mozambique http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8842&SEO=cuban-vice-president-attend-act-for-heroes-day-in-mozambique 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:36Maputo, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the Cuban Council of State, Salvador Valdes Mesa, has participated today on an invitation by Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi, at the official ceremony for Heroes'' Day. CITMATEL Announces Proposals for the Cuban Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8840&SEO=citmatel-announces-proposals-for-the-cuban-book-fair 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:33Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company for Information Technologies and Telematic Services (Citmatel) announced today some of the proposals reserved for the 26th Havana Book Fair, from February 9 to 19, with exhibitors from 35 countries. US Blockade on Cuba Continues After 55 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8838&SEO=us-blockade-on-cuba-continues-after-55-years 03 de febrero de 2017, 11:26Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba continues today after 55 years of imposition, despite the recognition in the own nation of its failure as a policy. Mexico: Automotive Industry Mobilizes after Trump Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8835&SEO=mexico-automotive-industry-mobilizes-after-trump-threats 03 de febrero de 2017, 10:46 Mexico, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Giant Motors Latin America (UGML) will produce Chinese cars in Mexico, despite the threats facing today the Mexican automotive sector by US President Donald Trump. Asia as Main Destination of Uruguayan Export Operations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8820&SEO=asia-as-main-destination-of-uruguayan-export-operations Montevideo, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Asian market has become the main destination of Uruguayan export operations at the end of the year 2016, receiving 27 percent of the total of the goods sold by Uruguay in the period. Bolivia to Build Multi-Purpose Center Near Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8819&SEO=bolivia-to-build-multi-purpose-center-near-chile La Paz, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will build a multi-purpose center at Tambo Quemado, bordering Chile, valued at more than $24 million USD, the Ministry of Economy confirmed today. Economic Challenges to Health System Analyzed in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8816&SEO=economic-challenges-to-health-system-analyzed-in-santiago-de-cuba 02 de febrero de 2017, 17:16Santiago de Cuba, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The challenges to the economic efficiency of the national health system were analyzed today in this city, during a provincial workshop, in which experts from Santiago and others from the Pan-American Health Organization (PHO) participated. Cuban Business Delegation Signs Memorandum with US Port http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8815&SEO=cuban-business-delegation-signs-memorandum-with-us-port 02 de febrero de 2017, 17:06Washington, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban business delegation, travelling to U.S. on an official visit, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Port of Mobile, Alabama, during a conference of the American Association of Port Authorities. US Senators Interested in Boosting Agricultural Exports to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8806&SEO=us-senators-interested-in-boosting-agricultural-exports-to-cuba Washington, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Two US senators have reintroduced a two-party project aimed at lifting private financing restrictions for agricultural exports to Cuba. Cuban Vice-President Salvador Valdés Mesa Arrives in Mozambique http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8798&SEO=cuban-vice-president-salvador-valdes-mesa-arrives-in-mozambique Maputo, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the Cuban Council of State Salvador Valdés Mesa arrived in Mozambique this afternoon from South Africa on a tour that also included Ethiopia. American Airlines Opens its First Office in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8797&SEO=american-airlines-opens-its-first-office-in-havana Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The American company American Airlines opened its first office in this capital, said today Josefina Vidal, an official of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, in her Twitter account. Kiev Trying To Extort US, EU Cash By Playing The Victim,Says Putin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8795&SEO=kiev-trying-to-extort-us-eu-cash-by-playing-the-victimsays-putin Moscow,Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Kiev government provoked the latest escalation of violence in east Ukraine as it needs money from its Western partners, which is easier to achieve when a nation pretends to be a victim and facing aggression, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said today. Jamaica to Hold Talks with USA on Migratory Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8792&SEO=jamaica-to-hold-talks-with-usa-on-migratory-issue 02 de febrero de 2017, 12:40Kingston, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica''s Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Ruel Reid, announced today that the Government of Jamaica will maintain a direct dialogue with his US counterpart on migration issues. Syria Denounces at UN Aggressions Made by Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8791&SEO=syria-denounces-at-un-aggressions-made-by-turkey 02 de febrero de 2017, 12:38Damascus, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent today messages to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Security Council, condemning the continuing Turkish aggression against the Syrian people and national sovereignty. European Parliament Rejects US Ambassador Proposed by Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8790&SEO=european-parliament-rejects-us-ambassador-proposed-by-trump 02 de febrero de 2017, 12:34Brussels, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The rejection of the European Parliament to the proposal of Donald Trump for US ambassador to the European Union, candidate Ted Malloch, stands out today as one of the most controversial issues in the old continent. Controversy in Australia by Trump Rejection of Migration Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8789&SEO=controversy-in-australia-by-trump-rejection-of-migration-deal Canberra, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Trunbull remarked today that the agreement to give asylum in the United States for 1,600 migrants that Australia maintains in overseas detention centers is still under way. First Quantum Computer Prototype Build in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8787&SEO=first-quantum-computer-prototype-build-in-uk London, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from several countries announced today the construction of the first quantum computer prototype to revolutionize the industry, science and commerce of traditional computers. Costa Rican Taxi Drivers Demand Statement on Uber http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8784&SEO=costa-rican-taxi-drivers-demand-statement-on-uber San Jose, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of taxi drivers will carry out demostrations today to demand a ruling from the Constitutional Chamber regarding the legality of the Uber''s taxi company operation. Colombian Scientific Exploration Advances in Antarctica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8782&SEO=colombian-scientific-exploration-advances-in-antarctica Bogotá, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) In their third expedition to Antarctica, Colombian scientists gather data on the effects of climate change, the behavior of marine mammals and the adaptation of humans to extreme environments, news informed today. Bolivian Government Creates Productive Cabinet to Meet Agenda 2025 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8775&SEO=bolivian-government-creates-productive-cabinet-to-meet-agenda-2025 La Paz, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government decided, in an extended meeting of government authorities, that, starting today, a new productive cabinet will be part of the Executive Branch. Production of World's Leading Coal Mining Company Increased http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8767&SEO=production-of-worlds-leading-coal-mining-company-increased New Delhi, Feb 2 (PL) Coal India, the world''s largest coal producer, today announced that it has mined 433,76 million tons of the mineral in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year (April-January). Cuba to Organize International Trade Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8761&SEO=cuba-to-organize-international-trade-convention Matanzas, Cuba Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Under the motto ''Challenges and prospects of sustainable trade'', the 1st International Trade Convention (CIC) Cuba-2017 will be held in Cuba from May 15 to 19, organizers reported. Jamaican Official Demands Adjusting Education to Labor-Market Demand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8747&SEO=jamaican-official-demands-adjusting-education-to-labor-market-demand 01 de febrero de 2017, 16:36Kingston, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Member of the Jamaican Economic Growth Council (EGC), Kavan Gayle, called today to adjust the national educational system to the demands of the labor market, official sources reported. Cuba Boasts High-Potential for Entrepreneurship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8744&SEO=cuba-boasts-high-potential-for-entrepreneurship 01 de febrero de 2017, 15:17Paris, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) French businessmen and politicians connected with Cuba have estimated that the Caribbean nation boasts today a high-potential for boosting entrepreneurship and great economic development projects. Machu Picchu Blocked By Strikers in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8743&SEO=machu-picchu-blocked-by-strikers-in-peru 01 de febrero de 2017, 13:27Lima,Feb 1 (Prensa Latina)Residents in Peru''s southern state of Cusco are protesting which could affect Machu Picchu tourism over the government''s delay in starting construction of the Chinchero airport. Peru''s government under former President Ollanta Humala awarded the Kuntur Wasi consortium a $659 million contract in 2014 to build a new airport in the Chinchero district an hour outside Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire and launching point for tourists visiting the Machu Picchu ruins. Trinidad and Tobago Confirms Links of Nationals to Terrorist Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8739&SEO=trinidad-and-tobago-confirms-links-of-nationals-to-terrorist-groups 01 de febrero de 2017, 12:30Port of Spain, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has confirmed the link of more than 100 nationals to terrorist activities and groups abroad, the Guardian newspaper informed today. EU and Mexico Speed Free Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8735&SEO=eu-and-mexico-speed-free-trade-agreement 01 de febrero de 2017, 12:00Brussels, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed today to speed up bilateral negotiations to modernize the free trade agreement in the face of growing protectionism around the world, the parties said in a joint statement. USA Not Complaying with Human Rights Obligations, Says United Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8733&SEO=usa-not-complaying-with-human-rights-obligations-says-united-nations 01 de febrero de 2017, 11:49United Nations, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) UN experts warned today that President Donald Trump''s executive order to veto the entry of Muslims from various countries is affecting Washington''s human rights obligations. Spain Deplores New Israeli Settlements in Palestinian Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8732&SEO=spain-deplores-new-israeli-settlements-in-palestinian-lands 01 de febrero de 2017, 11:42Madrid, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Spain today condemned Israel''s decision to authorize the construction of three thousand houses for settlements in the Palestinian territories under Zionist occupation. Venezuela Promotes Agrarian Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8731&SEO=venezuela-promotes-agrarian-development 01 de febrero de 2017, 11:36Caracas, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government is boosting its agrarian development program with a total of 47,000 titles of plots of lands delivered to farmers in the last six months, Deputy Land Minister, Jose Avila, said. A Weak Government, More Deaths:The Legacy of 2016 in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8729&SEO=a-weak-government-more-deathsthe-legacy-of-2016-in-afghanistan 01 de febrero de 2017, 11:02Kabul, Feb 1st (Prensa Latina) A strong repercussion in Afghanistan public opinion made a report today describing the situation in Afghanistan in 2016, marked by more deaths among the security forces and the strengthening of Taliban control. Japan Rejects US Financial Accusations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8725&SEO=japan-rejects-us-financial-accusations Tokyo, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities rejected today the US accusation on currency manipulation and said they comply with the G-20 Group''s agreement to avoid competitive currency devaluations. Aeromexico Applies New Fare on Flights Between Mexico, USA, Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8721&SEO=aeromexico-applies-new-fare-on-flights-between-mexico-usa-canada Mexico, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Aeromexico announced that from today passengers traveling between Mexico, the United States or Canada will have to pay 500 pesos (about 25 dollars) for the first documented suitcase. Latin America Attends Russian Prodexpo Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8719&SEO=latin-america-attends-russian-prodexpo-fair Moscow, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Latin America is strongly participating in the 24th edition of the Prodexpo International Food Products Fair, with 2,178 companies from 57 countries, Russian authorities reported today. India Announces New Rules on Funding Political Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8717&SEO=india-announces-new-rules-on-funding-political-parties New Delhi, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today announced new rules to combat the illegal funding of parties in this South Asian nation and seek greater transparency in the political class. Over Seven Thousand Victims by Pouring Rains in Honduras http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8701&SEO=over-seven-thousand-victims-by-pouring-rains-in-honduras 31 de enero de 2017, 16:21Tegucigalpa, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 7,500 people, from Honduras´s Atlantic coast, were affected by pouring rains broken this week by the arrival of a cold front, local authorities informed. Dominica to Develop Agriculture in Schools http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8696&SEO=dominica-to-develop-agriculture-in-schools 31 de enero de 2017, 15:25Roseau, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Commonwealth of Dominica will develop agriculture from schools, the Minister of Agriculture and Fishing Johnson Drigo stated. US Airlines Seek to Preserve Air Service to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8694&SEO=us-airlines-seek-to-preserve-air-service-to-cuba 31 de enero de 2017, 14:34Washington, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) US airlines will be arguing in favor of preserving the reopened US-Cuba regular air service in August 2016, The Hill digital portal broadcasted. Frei Betto Calls to Promote Liberating Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8693&SEO=frei-betto-calls-to-promote-liberating-education Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian theologian Frei Betto urged today educators from various latitudes to promote a liberating education that will overcome the system of exploitation and exclusion reproduced by capitalism. Brazil Reaches Record High Unemployment in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8690&SEO=brazil-reaches-record-high-unemployment-in-2016 31 de enero de 2017, 12:49Brasilia, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) An average of 12.3 million people in Brazil were seeking jobs at the end of the last quarter of 2016, and the unemployment rate reached a record high of 12 percent, state sources reported today. International Support Contributes to Fire Extinction in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8686&SEO=international-support-contributes-to-fire-extinction-in-chile 31 de enero de 2017, 12:37Santiago de Chile, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Chilean fire chief Miguel Reyes estimated today a reduction of devastating forest fires, thanks to international collaboration and joint work with local institutions. Jamaicans Pay Tributes to Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8682&SEO=jamaicans-pay-tributes-to-fidel-castro-and-the-cuban-revolution 31 de enero de 2017, 12:20Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Called for Solidarity Organization form Cuba and Jamaica, followers of the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro''s work, paid tribute to him in Jamaica, informed the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Companies Reject USA President's Order Against Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8681&SEO=companies-reject-usa-presidents-order-against-refugees 31 de enero de 2017, 12:18Washington, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Famous companies have joined the voices that continue their rejection to the immigration policies of US President Donald Trump today. ECLAC Expects Economic Growth of 1.3 % in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8677&SEO=eclac-expects-economic-growth-of-1.3-in-latin-america United Nations, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, pointed today here that in 2017 a growth of 1.3 percent in regional gross domestic product. Day of Demostrations and Chaos in Mexican Streets and Avenues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8676&SEO=day-of-demostrations-and-chaos-in-mexican-streets-and-avenues 31 de enero de 2017, 11:41Mexico, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Road blocks and advance of contingents in marches of protests characterize today this capital, where a national day against the rise in the prices of fuels or gasolinazo will take place. Ecuador Calls in UN for Youth Promoting Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8672&SEO=ecuador-calls-in-un-for-youth-promoting-sustainable-development 31 de enero de 2017, 11:12United Nations, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has defended today at the United Nations the role of youth in promoting sustainable development, based on the experience accumulated by the South American country since the emerge of the Citizen Revolution one decade ago. International Meeting on Bioceanic Train to Be Held in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8671&SEO=international-meeting-on-bioceanic-train-to-be-held-in-bolivia 31 de enero de 2017, 11:07La Paz, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is planning a meeting next March to discuss the agreements with Peru, Paraguay, Germany and Switzerland for the construction of the Central Bioceanic Rail Corridor (FCBC). African Union Summit Succesfully Ends in Ethiopia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8670&SEO=african-union-summit-succesfully-ends-in-ethiopia 31 de enero de 2017, 11:04Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The 28th Summit of the African Union (AU) concluded today its sessions at the organization''s headquarters in this capital, after more than a week of work and tense negotiations on key aspects of the organization. US Federal Reserve Alert to Trump's Economic Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8669&SEO=us-federal-reserve-alert-to-trumps-economic-policy Washington, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The uncertainty generated by the monetary policy of US President Donald Trump keeps the Federal Reserve (FED) alert, which expects a more favorable scenario before making new fiscal decisions. Evo Morales Invites Mexico to Return to G77 and CELAC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8665&SEO=evo-morales-invites-mexico-to-return-to-g77-and-celac La Paz, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales urged today Mexico to return to the Group of 77 countries (G77) plus China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to strengthen regional integration. Peña Nieto Party Asks not to Raise Fuel Prices in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8660&SEO=pena-nieto-party-asks-not-to-raise-fuel-prices-in-february Mexico, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The national leadership of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) of President Enrique Peña Nieto joined other political, business and social groups that today call on the executive to refrain from increasing fuel prices. High Risk of Money Laundering in Panamanian Free Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8651&SEO=high-risk-of-money-laundering-in-panamanian-free-zones Panama, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The highest risk of money laundering in Panama is now concentrated in the zones of free zones, construction, real estate and legal services, according to a study by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). Terrorism Act is Ruled Out in Devastating Forest Fires in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8642&SEO=terrorism-act-is-ruled-out-in-devastating-forest-fires-in-chile 30 de enero de 2017, 16:19Santiago, Chile, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Chile''s Supreme Court President Hugo Dolmestch ruled out terrorism act as the main cause of the devastating forest fires that have been affecting Chile for over 15 days. UN Upheld Youth´s Leading Role for Global Changes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8637&SEO=un-upheld-youthas-leading-role-for-global-changes 30 de enero de 2017, 15:19United Nations, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson upheld today the role of youth in building up a world with no poverty and with a sustainable development. UN: Cuba Advocates for Regional Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8633&SEO=un-cuba-advocates-for-regional-unity 30 de enero de 2017, 14:32United Nations, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba advocated here Monday for the regional unity to face the socioeconomic challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean, during the 22nd Period of Sessions of the Plenary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal, Eclac in English). Trump Going against International Law and Mexican Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8626&SEO=trump-going-against-international-law-and-mexican-sovereignty Mexico, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Authonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) stated Monday that US President Donald Trump is taking decisions and actions going against the international law and the Mexican sovereignty and self determination. Puerto Rico's Governor Rejects Exclusion of Foreigners by Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8625&SEO=puerto-ricos-governor-rejects-exclusion-of-foreigners-by-trump 30 de enero de 2017, 13:07San Juan, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rico''s governor, Ricardo Rossello, rejected U.S. President Donald Trump''s decision to suspend the entry of citizens from seven countries of Africa and the Middle East. More Than One Million Britons Reject Trump's Visit to UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8622&SEO=more-than-one-million-britons-reject-trumps-visit-to-uk 30 de enero de 2017, 12:57London, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) More than one million Britons have signed a petition against U.S President Donald Trump''s visit to the United Kingdom. Italy Dismantles Major Migrant Smuggler Network http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8619&SEO=italy-dismantles-major-migrant-smuggler-network 30 de enero de 2017, 12:50Rome ,Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Italian police said today that they had dismantled a major human smuggling network responsible for trafficking hundreds of people across Europe. Eurozone Economy Reaches Six-Year High in January http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8618&SEO=eurozone-economy-reaches-six-year-high-in-january 30 de enero de 2017, 12:39London, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The economy of the Eurozone reached six-year highs in January despite the possibility of a slight descent due to the improvement of the financial, industry, services and consumer sectors, published today the European Commission. Immigration Consultant and Wife Accused of Visa Scam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8617&SEO=immigration-consultant-and-wife-accused-of-visa-scam 30 de enero de 2017, 12:38Canberra, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina)An immigration official and celebrant wife married 16 Brisbane brides off to Indian men as part of a ''one-stop shop'' for spousal visas, a court has heard. OIC Concerned Of U.S. Restrictions on Entry of Citizens of 7 Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8616&SEO=oic-concerned-of-u.s.-restrictions-on-entry-of-citizens-of-7-members 30 de enero de 2017, 12:29Riad, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) today expressed ''grave concern'' at an executive order signed by the U.S. president banning nationals of seven OIC member states from entering the United States. International Forum on Sustainable Use of Water in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8614&SEO=international-forum-on-sustainable-use-of-water-in-south-africa Pretoria, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) A sustainable supply of water is essential today to reach global targets like poverty reduction and protection of the planet, warned experts at an international forum being held at Cape City in South Africa. US Tech Companies Criticize Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8611&SEO=us-tech-companies-criticize-trump 30 de enero de 2017, 11:21 Washington, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Among the noisiest economic repercussions today against the immigration policy announced by US President Donald Trump, appear those of major technology companies in this country, which criticized his decisions. Cuban Peasants Develop 34 Collaboration Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8609&SEO=cuban-peasants-develop-34-collaboration-projects Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP), bringing together the cooperative and peasant sectors in Cuba, is currently developing about 34 collaboration projects with 12 foreign counterparts, equivalent to more than $3,979,500 USD. New Notes Begin to Circulate in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8606&SEO=new-notes-begin-to-circulate-in-venezuela Caracas, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Notes of five thousand and ten thousand bolivars begin to circulate today in Venezuela, due to the process of modification of the monetary cone of the nation decreed by President Nicolás Maduro. Cuba: Sugarcane Harvest Favored by Climate and Industrial Performance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8605&SEO=cuba-sugarcane-harvest-favored-by-climate-and-industrial-performance Havana, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The current sugarcane harvest is now making progress in the country favored by climate and an industrial performance higher than the annual plan. War Exercises in Angola for No Army to Reach Launda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8598&SEO=war-exercises-in-angola-for-no-army-to-reach-launda Luanda, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Defense Minister Joao Lourenzo assured Sunday that the Angolan Armed Forces are training, preparing an intense operation, as for no foreign army, to reach the doors of their capital, Luanda, just as it occurred in 1975, when the Angolan independence had been just declared. Venezuela: Opposition Seeking Imposition in Dialogues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8596&SEO=venezuela-opposition-seeking-imposition-in-dialogues Caracas, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition to the constitutional government of Nicolas Maduro is now preparing proposals to get continue entring and leaving Minister: Malaysia To Step Up Trade With ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8594&SEO=minister-malaysia-to-step-up-trade-with-asean Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia will step up trade with Asean countries with the official withdrawal of the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on January 23. Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierra, Johnny Rojas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8590&SEO=ministerio-de-desarrollo-rural-y-tierra-johnny-rojas La Paz, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government plans to invest about two billion dollars in food production this year, according to the Ministry of Rural Development and Land official, Johnny Rojas. Protectionism May Affect US Economy, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8582&SEO=protectionism-may-affect-us-economy-says-expert Berlin, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) President of the German Institute of Economics (DIW), Marcel Fratzscher, warned that the protectionism proclaimed by the US president, Donald Trump, can be reversed against that nation, the world''s first economy. Chilean Region Declared State of Emergency by Fire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8565&SEO=chilean-region-declared-state-of-emergency-by-fire 27 de enero de 2017, 15:05Santiago, Chile, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean government has declared Araucanía region as a state of emergency, due to the expansion and increase of forest fires in that country, national media reported today. Trump´s Wall Wants to Separate Us, Says Singer Joan Manuel Serrat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8561&SEO=trumps-wall-wants-to-separate-us-says-singer-joan-manuel-serrat Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump´s wall between the U.S. and Mexico intends to separate both the American continent and those who believe in a better future, the Spanish singer-songwriter Joan Manuel Serrart stated today. Internal Division of Opposition Stops Political Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8560&SEO=internal-division-of-opposition-stops-political-dialogue-in-venezuela Caracas, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The member of the National Assembly, Héctor Rodríguez, considered today that the division in the opposition coalition Unidad Democratica (Democratic Unity) table hinders the political dialogue by the constitutional order and the economic development of Venezuela. Another US Port Cancels Memorandum of Understanding with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8559&SEO=another-us-port-cancels-memorandum-of-understanding-with-cuba 27 de enero de 2017, 13:32Washington, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The port of Palm Beach, in Florida, cancelled the signing of an understanding memorandum with a Cuban business delegation, because of the threatens by Republican Governor Rick Scott. Mexico Will Maintain Relations with the US, Says Secretary of Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8557&SEO=mexico-will-maintain-relations-with-the-us-says-secretary-of-economy Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will maintain its relations with the government of the United States despite the cancellation of the meeting between Presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald Trump, said today the Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo. Peña Nieto Calls for Meeting Before Offering Response to Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8554&SEO=pena-nieto-calls-for-meeting-before-offering-response-to-trump Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will meet today with Senatorsc and the Governors of the Mexican States, to define the official response to the bilateral relationship exchange arranged by now US President Donald Trump. EU Faces Great Challenges, Merkel Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8552&SEO=eu-faces-great-challenges-merkel-says Berlin, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that the European Union (EU) faces major challenges in its internal and external policy, and encouraged all its members to remain more united in the future. Cuban Ambassador Notes Advances and Obstacles in Relations with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8550&SEO=cuban-ambassador-notes-advances-and-obstacles-in-relations-with-usa Washington, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to the United States, José Ramón Cabañas, said that in the past two years, both countries have achieved unprecedented levels of negotiations with considerable progress, although serious obstacles still remain. Cuba Offers Investments Opportunities at Tourism Fair in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8549&SEO=cuba-offers-investments-opportunities-at-tourism-fair-in-turkey 27 de enero de 2017, 11:49Istanbul, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has offered some proposals today to market and invest in the tourist sector of the island, in the framework of the 21st edition of the Eastern Mediterranean International Tourism and Tourism Exhibition (EMITT). Economic Analysts Consider Trump against the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8545&SEO=economic-analysts-consider-trump-against-the-world New York, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) A great part of the economic and commercial analysis suggests today that US President Donald Trump is against the world because of his protectionist policy and other ideas. Japan and US Prepare Summit for February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8535&SEO=japan-and-us-prepare-summit-for-february Tokyo, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government confirmed today that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump are preparing details for their first summit scheduled for early February. Cuba Promotes Small Construction Industries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8534&SEO=cuba-promotes-small-construction-industries 26 de enero de 2017, 17:33Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is fostering the creation of local small construction material industries with the use of raw materials for self-management of territories, industry leaders said today. Puerto Rican Unions Opposed to Measures Passed by the Federal Board http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8521&SEO=puerto-rican-unions-opposed-to-measures-passed-by-the-federal-board 26 de enero de 2017, 13:58San Juan, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Anticipating '' the dire consequences for the Puerto Rican people'', several unions rejected today the demands of the financial control board to governor Ricardo Rosselló to close the deficit gap from 2016 to 2019. Syrians Demand Punishment of Terrorists That Cut Water Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8518&SEO=syrians-demand-punishment-of-terrorists-that-cut-water-supply 26 de enero de 2017, 13:32Damascus, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Residents of the Syrian capital demanded the punishment of the terrorists who cut the supply of drinking water to the city and handed a letter to Hadiya Abbas, president of the National Parliament. CELAC: a Mechanism for Concerted Action, Unity and Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8516&SEO=celac-a-mechanism-for-concerted-action-unity-and-dialogue Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held in the Dominican Republic, was consolidated as the mechanism for concerted action, unity and political dialogue of the whole of Our America. Peña Nieto Cancels Meeting with Trump in the White House http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8515&SEO=pena-nieto-cancels-meeting-with-trump-in-the-white-house Mexico, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed today through Twitter that he will no travel to the White House next week to meet with his United States counterpart Donald Trump. General Strike Against Education Law in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8511&SEO=general-strike-against-education-law-in-spain 26 de enero de 2017, 12:21Madrid, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Trade unions, students and parents in Spain today called for a general strike on March 9 to demand that the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy repeal its controversial education law. Cuba and Slovakia Sign Memorandum of Understanding http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8508&SEO=cuba-and-slovakia-sign-memorandum-of-understanding Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba (CCRC) and the Slovak Agency for Trade and Investment Development (Sario) signed today a memorandum of understanding in various areas. Guatemala and Cuba to Be Linked Again by Air http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8504&SEO=guatemala-and-cuba-to-be-linked-again-by-air Guatemala, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala and Cuba will once again be linked by air by the Spanish company WAMOS Air, which plans to inaugurate a route to this Central American country from Madrid and stop at Havana, officials said today. Donald Trump Puts Conditions to Meet Mexican President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8503&SEO=donald-trump-puts-conditions-to-meet-mexican-president 26 de enero de 2017, 11:35Washington, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump will meet his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto next week, with the condition that Mexico agrees to pay for the construction of a wall in the mutual border between these two countries. Argentinean Gov't Creates National Border Commission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8501&SEO=argentinean-govt-creates-national-border-commission Buenos Aires, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentina took another step in its migratory control activities Thursday, with the creation of a National Border Commission, to regulate and coordinate the functioning of international steps for controlling bordering centers. Evo Morales Environmental Initiatives are Presented at FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8500&SEO=evo-morales-environmental-initiatives-are-presented-at-fao La Paz, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales'' projects to guarantee water and irrigation in Bolivia are currently under the attention of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Cuban Airline Opens New Caracas-Holguin Airlift http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8497&SEO=cuban-airline-opens-new-caracas-holguin-airlift Caracas, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Cubana de Aviacion airline joins as of today this capital with Holguin through a commercial flight that embraces Venezuela with the eastern region of Cuba and promotes cultural and tourist exchange between both nations. Scholars Outline US Trade Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8495&SEO=scholars-outline-us-trade-protectionism Washington, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Economists and researchers are reminded today that the new US president, Donald Trump, is far from being the first president of this protectionist nation. Greece Rules out New Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8485&SEO=greece-rules-out-new-cuts 25 de enero de 2017, 18:30Brussels, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has ruled out the implementation of new cuts in exchange for the IMF participation in the economic rescue of Greece, said today the newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton. New Hotels to Generate 5,000 Jobs in Jamaica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8462&SEO=new-hotels-to-generate-5000-jobs-in-jamaica 25 de enero de 2017, 13:07Kingston, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica''s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, stated today that the construction and subsequent operation of four hotels will generate around 5,000 jobs in that country in the coming months. China Will Reach 1.45 Billion Inhabitants by 2030 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8458&SEO=china-will-reach-1.45-billion-inhabitants-by-2030 25 de enero de 2017, 11:57Beijing, Jan 25 (Prensa latina) China could reach up to 1.45 billion inhabitants by 2030, as stated by the National Demographic Development Plan for 2016-2030 published today by the State Council. Balance in the World Oil Market Due to Lower Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8457&SEO=balance-in-the-world-oil-market-due-to-lower-production 25 de enero de 2017, 11:49Kuwait, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait''s oil minister, Essam al Marzuk, said today that the oil market is well balanced due to the decline in production since the end of last year. Trump Complys with Election Promises on Immigration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8456&SEO=trump-complys-with-election-promises-on-immigration 25 de enero de 2017, 11:46Washington, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) With only five days after assuming office, Donald Trump is preparing to comply with his electoral promises on immigration with the signing as of today of several executive orders. Maduro Stressed Importance of Unity in Current Context of the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8455&SEO=maduro-stressed-importance-of-unity-in-current-context-of-the-region Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro affirmed today that with the V Summit Celac consolidates and points to a big road for a region that ''has to be together today more than ever against the threats''. New President to Return to Gambia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8454&SEO=new-president-to-return-to-gambia Banjul, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) An official of Gambia''s new government announced today that newly elected President Adama Barrow will travel to the capital after a week of taking his post in Senegal. Growing Water Scarcity is the Main Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8451&SEO=growing-water-scarcity-is-the-main-challenge By Silvia Martínez Rome, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The growing scarcity of water is one of the main challenges facing humanity today in order to achieve its sustainable development goals, aimed at eradicating extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition. Concerned US Companies About the Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8444&SEO=concerned-us-companies-about-the-future 25 de enero de 2017, 09:19Washington, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s economic and trade policy is currently facing the country''s most important companies, worried about the immediate future. At UN, Cuba Calls for New International Economic Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8441&SEO=at-un-cuba-calls-for-new-international-economic-order Geneva, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended the need for a new international economic order in which technological and knowledge monopolies were eliminated, during the United Nations'' Commission on Science and Technology for Development, taking place in Geneva today. Parlasur to Debate New Regional Scenery with Trump's Assumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8437&SEO=parlasur-to-debate-new-regional-scenery-with-trumps-assumption Montevideo, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of the Market of the South (Parlasur) will open a debate on the new scenario opening in the region with the assumption of Donald Trump to the U.S. Presidency, said its vicepresident Daniel Caggiani. Bolivia Might Become the South American Energy Core http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8436&SEO=bolivia-might-become-the-south-american-energy-core La Paz, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Energy production will be the preferential issue over the forthcoming years and Bolivia will be able to become the South American energy core, the newly appointed Minister of Energy Rafael Alarcón stated. Costa Rica to Rebuild 25 Aqueducts with Emirati Donation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8435&SEO=costa-rica-to-rebuild-25-aqueducts-with-emirati-donation San Jose, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica will rebuild 25 aqueducts in the area affected by Hurricane Otto with the $10 million USD donated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), informed the presidential commissioner Mariano Figueres. World Bank Expects Oil Prices to Rise in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8434&SEO=world-bank-expects-oil-prices-to-rise-in-2017 Washington, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The average price of the oil barrel for 2017 will be around US$ 55, a 26% higher than the previous year, the World Bank stressed today. Record Number of Mexican Visitors to Cuba in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8423&SEO=record-number-of-mexican-visitors-to-cuba-in-2016 24 de enero de 2017, 16:48Mexico, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Over 130 thousand Mexican tourists visited Cuba during the past 2016, a record number, the Embassador Pedro Núñez Mosquera stated today at the presentation of Cuban tourist offers for visitors. Rajoy Glimpses a Good Year for Spain Despite Suspense http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8421&SEO=rajoy-glimpses-a-good-year-for-spain-despite-suspense 24 de enero de 2017, 16:44Madrid, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, proved to be today an optimist on the newly started year, although he admitted that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) constitutes the main threat for the national economy. Without Benefits, Mexico Could Stay out of NAFTA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8420&SEO=without-benefits-mexico-could-stay-out-of-nafta 24 de enero de 2017, 16:39Mexico, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Mexico could be out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if it does not receive benefits in the negotiations that would be held soon with the United States, Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo announced today. U.S. and Cuba, Take Steps for Normalizing Their Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8409&SEO=u.s.-and-cuba-take-steps-for-normalizing-their-relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuba have adopted up to now 22 instruments since December 17th of 2014, when the process for normalizing their relations started. Trump Signs Orders Reviving Enviormental Polemic Pipeline Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8406&SEO=trump-signs-orders-reviving-enviormental-polemic-pipeline-projects Washington, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) President Trump signed executive orders today effectively reviving the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, which had been stalled by the Obama administration under pressure from environmental and other groups. Iran to Compensate Turkey on Gas Legal Action http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8405&SEO=iran-to-compensate-turkey-on-gas-legal-action 24 de enero de 2017, 13:07Ankara, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Tehran announced today the corresponding payment to Turkey by $1.9 billion as a compensation for the surcharge on its gas exports, according to the sentence delivered by the International Court of Arbitration. Evo: CELAC Summit Will Be Important Against US Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8402&SEO=evo-celac-summit-will-be-important-against-us-threats La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today that the Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will be an important forum to analyze the challenges posed by the administration of US President Donald Trump. New US Government Receives Lowest Approval Ratings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8401&SEO=new-us-government-receives-lowest-approval-ratings Washington, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump''s early days as U.S. president have the historically lowest approval ratings, according to polls released today. Looking for Plan B to Save Transpacific Pact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8400&SEO=looking-for-plan-b-to-save-transpacific-pact Tokyo, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Japan, Australia and other signatary countries of the Transpacific Pact (TPP) increased today contacts in search of a Plan B to refloat that treaty in face of the new U.S. trade policy. German Concern Over Trump, Brexit Trade Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8397&SEO=german-concern-over-trump-brexit-trade-policy 24 de enero de 2017, 12:17Berlin, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) German Deputy Foreign Minister and Economy Minister, Sigmar Gabriel said today that US President Donald Trump''s trade policy and Brexit are troubling for his country. President Raúl Castro Arrives in Dominican Republic for CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8394&SEO=president-raul-castro-arrives-in-dominican-republic-for-celac-summit Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro arrived in this tourist resort today in order to participate at the V Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) which will be held tomorrow. Foreign Ministers Begin Debates Prior to CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8393&SEO=foreign-ministers-begin-debates-prior-to-celac-summit Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas highlighted the progress made by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in the last year, at the inauguration of the meeting of the bloc Foreign Ministers. Russia Denies Security Threat Due to Chinese Nuclear Missiles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8390&SEO=russia-denies-security-threat-due-to-chinese-nuclear-missiles Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied today any threat to its security due to the deployment of the Chinese armed forces, commenting on the location of the giant''s intercontinental ballistic missiles near its mutual borders. Beijing Demands US Caution on the Issue of China Southern Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8387&SEO=beijing-demands-us-caution-on-the-issue-of-china-southern-sea Beijing, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Ministry once again demanded the United States to act with caution with regard to the China Southern Sea, an issue that only concerns the parties directly involved, he said. New Ministry to Exploit Primary Energy Sources in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8385&SEO=new-ministry-to-exploit-primary-energy-sources-in-bolivia La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Energy Minister, Rafael Alarcon, has said that the new entity aims today to boost the exploitation of primary sources for the production of electricity. Mexico City Offers Care Programs for Returnees from US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8383&SEO=mexico-city-offers-care-programs-for-returnees-from-us Mexico City, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) ''Today Mexico City has programs ready to assist migrants returning from the United States,'' Miguel Ángel Mancera, head of the government of the capital, said. Evo Morales travels to Dominican Republic for CLACS Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8373&SEO=evo-morales-travels-to-dominican-republic-for-clacs-summit La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will travel today to the Dominican Republic, host of the 5th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC in Spanish). Soup Kitchens in Argentina due to Social Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8372&SEO=soup-kitchens-in-argentina-due-to-social-emergency Buenos Aires, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean organization ''Barrios de Pie'' (Neighborhoods on their Feet) will head today in several parts of the country a protest with the opening of soup kitchens to demand the urgent implementation of the law of Social Emergency. Cuba and IFAD Sign Agreement for Livestock Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8369&SEO=cuba-and-ifad-sign-agreement-for-livestock-development 23 de enero de 2017, 17:22Rome, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) agreed a Project for the Development of Livestock Cooperatives in the Central-Eastern Region (Prodegan). Odebrecht Sued for Bribery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8360&SEO=odebrecht-sued-for-bribery 23 de enero de 2017, 16:06Panama, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Panama will formally charge Transnational Odebrecht for bribing Panamanian public officials between 2009 and 2014, President Juan Carlos Varela announced today. United States Leaves Trans-Pacific Economic Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8350&SEO=united-states-leaves-trans-pacific-economic-agreement Washington, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, today signed an executive order to withdraw his country from the Trans-Pacific Agreement of Economic Partnership (TPP, acronym in English). President Trump Sued Over Foreign Payment to His Firm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8349&SEO=president-trump-sued-over-foreign-payment-to-his-firm 23 de enero de 2017, 14:00Washington, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) United States President Donald Trump violates the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments through his business empire, stated today a court filing. Russian Company Rosneft Produces 265 Million Tonnes of Crude Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8347&SEO=russian-company-rosneft-produces-265-million-tonnes-of-crude-oil Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian state oil company Rosneft has produced 265 million tonnes of crude oil in 2016 and plans investments for this year of 1 trillion rubles, its director Viktor Sechin said today. Violence in Myanmar Displaces Some 87 Thousand People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8346&SEO=violence-in-myanmar-displaces-some-87-thousand-people 23 de enero de 2017, 12:57Naipyidó, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Statistics on displaced people due to internal conflicts in Myanmar have hit public opinion today, with 87000 people fleeing their homes since the beginning of military operations in Rakhine. Cuba Ratifies Commitment to the Objectives of the United Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8345&SEO=cuba-ratifies-commitment-to-the-objectives-of-the-united-nations United Nations, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s permanent representative to the United Nations, Anayansi Rodríguez, affirmed today the island''s commitment to the organization''s objectives, including peace and sustainable development without exclusion. Seismic Resistance in Dwellings in Cuba After Hurricane Sandy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8344&SEO=seismic-resistance-in-dwellings-in-cuba-after-hurricane-sandy 23 de enero de 2017, 12:53Santiago de Cuba, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The seismic resistance in dwellings built in this city after Hurricane Sandy´s barely four years ago was praised by local authorities, who appreciated that strength against sismic movements. At CELAC'S Meeting, Dominican Rep History Seen From Photography http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8343&SEO=at-celacs-meeting-dominican-rep-history-seen-from-photography Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The convention center where the coordinators of the CELAC are debating today on their third day of activities, also hosts a photographic interpretation of Dominican history seen through the lens of Wifredo García. President Santos Received His French Counterpart François Hollande http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8342&SEO=president-santos-received-his-french-counterpart-francois-hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed today his French counterpart, François Hollande, who will visit one of the transition zones for the FARC-EP insurgents in the process of demobilization. Dominica Seeks to Resume Banana Exports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8341&SEO=dominica-seeks-to-resume-banana-exports Roseau, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Dominica is seeking to resume banana exports to the United Kingdom, two years after its suspension due to the impact on local production of the black sigatoka pest, Agriculture minister Johnson Drigo said today. US Defence Budget is Skyrocketing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8340&SEO=us-defence-budget-is-skyrocketing Washington, Jan. 23 (Prensa Latina) US Sen. John McCain is leading today a plan to increase the Defense budget by $50 billion for the next fiscal year. Trump Suspends Argentine Lemons Imports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8332&SEO=trump-suspends-argentine-lemons-imports 23 de enero de 2017, 11:16Buenos Aires, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Argentine media reflect today the order of the new US President, Donald Trump, to postpone for 60 days the final decision for the imports of lemons from this nation to that country. Bachelet Suspends Attendance at CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8331&SEO=bachelet-suspends-attendance-at-celac-summit Santiago de Chile, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has suspended her participation in the Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for the wild fires in Valparaíso and Los Lagos, official sources informed today. Asia on Alert before the New US Administration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8326&SEO=asia-on-alert-before-the-new-us-administration Tokyo, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Asian nations began the week with multi-level alerts, ahead of the new US trade policy, and expectations about the immediate financial future. Chinese Govt Is Confident in Maintaining Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8300&SEO=chinese-govt-is-confident-in-maintaining-economic-growth-in-2017 Beijing, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) After it was learned that China''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have reached 6.7 percent year-on-year in 2016, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is confident that the country will maintain its growth rate in 2017, the Cabinet said. China to Strengthen Cooperation with Cuba in Renewable Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8299&SEO=china-to-strengthen-cooperation-with-cuba-in-renewable-energy Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and China signed new agreements this week to strengthen cooperation in renewable energies and industry, areas that are considered strategic for sustainable development. Cuban Entrepreneurial Delegation Starts Visit to U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8295&SEO=cuban-entrepreneurial-delegation-starts-visit-to-u.s. Washington, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban entrepreneurs will start a visit to the United States on Saturday until February 3 to discuss business opportunities and foreign investment in the Caribbean island. Cuba to Put 59 Photovoltaic Parks in for Clean Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8275&SEO=cuba-to-put-59-photovoltaic-parks-in-for-clean-energy 20 de enero de 2017, 17:14Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will have 59 photovoltaic solar parks in to generate electricity, so as to increase the share of renewable sources in the national energy matrix, the local press said today. Cold Wave Hurting Migrant Children In Europe, UNICEF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8264&SEO=cold-wave-hurting-migrant-children-in-europe-unicef 20 de enero de 2017, 13:43United Nations, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The prevailing cold front in the central, eastern and southern region of Europe triggered the the health risks of migrant and refugee children, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. Mexico Sends Back to Cuba Group of 91 Irregular Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8260&SEO=mexico-sends-back-to-cuba-group-of-91-irregular-migrants 20 de enero de 2017, 13:02México, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Mexican authorities informed today of the repatriation of 91 Cuban citezens who were in an irregular situation in Mexico. Cuba and the United States Sign Memorandum on Plant and Animal Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8258&SEO=cuba-and-the-united-states-sign-memorandum-on-plant-and-animal-health 20 de enero de 2017, 12:43Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Cuba and the United States signed today a memorandum of understanding for the bilateral cooperation in plant and animal health care sphere, media reports said today. South Korean Court Holds Hearing on Arrest Warrants for Black List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8257&SEO=south-korean-court-holds-hearing-on-arrest-warrants-for-black-list 20 de enero de 2017, 12:39Seoul,Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) A South Korean court held a hearing today to decide whether to issue warrants to arrest the country''s culture minister and a former presidential chief of staff over their suspected involvement in the blacklisting of cultural figures deemed critical of the government. Protesters Block Several Trump Inauguration Checkpoints http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8250&SEO=protesters-block-several-trump-inauguration-checkpoints Washington, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Groups of protesters against Donald Trump blocked several security checkpoints today to prevent access to the inauguration of the billionaire as the new president of the United States. Flow of Russian Tourists to Cuba Grows 50 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8249&SEO=flow-of-russian-tourists-to-cuba-grows-50-percent 20 de enero de 2017, 11:23Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The flow of Russian tourists to Cuba in 2016 has grown 50 percent compared to the previous year, after surpassing 65,000 visitors, Tourism counselor of the island''s embassy in this country, Edilberto Riveron Leon, said. PAHO/FAO: Cuba With Lowest Regional Prevalence of Low Weight at Birth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8247&SEO=pahofao-cuba-with-lowest-regional-prevalence-of-low-weight-at-birth 20 de enero de 2017, 11:17Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is the country in the region with the lowest prevalence of low birth weight, reporting a rate of 5.3 percent, Granma newspaper states. IMF Alerts on Economic Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8246&SEO=imf-alerts-on-economic-protectionism 20 de enero de 2017, 11:12Davos, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, alerted here on protectionist policies announced by the President elect of the United States, Donald Trump, assuming his post this Friday. Xi jinping: China Calls for Peaceful Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8235&SEO=xi-jinping-china-calls-for-peaceful-development Beijing, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) China projects itself to the world with a call to peaceful development, judging by the perforrnance of President Xi Jinping in the recently concluded Davos Forum. FAO Urges To Brand-New Wastewater Use For Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8232&SEO=fao-urges-to-brand-new-wastewater-use-for-agriculture Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations (FAO) urged to make use of a more useful and extended wastewater procedure for farming sector, due to water shortage and food emergency. Ireland Calculates Loss of Millions after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8227&SEO=ireland-calculates-loss-of-millions-after-brexit 19 de enero de 2017, 16:36Dublin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Ireland reported today that its exports could decrease in 30 percent during the next decade, with an economic cost of up to 20 million euros, due to the United Kingdom''s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), which has been called Brexit. Cepal Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8225&SEO=cepal-recommends-mexico-a-strategy-for-foreign-investment 19 de enero de 2017, 16:27Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. Recent Data Highlight Cuban Tourism Industry Booming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8213&SEO=recent-data-highlight-cuban-tourism-industry-booming 19 de enero de 2017, 13:35Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The most recent official data on tourism in Cuba today predicts that the travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean. Social Movements Support CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8212&SEO=social-movements-support-celac-summit 19 de enero de 2017, 13:16Santo Domingo, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Dominican social movements announced today a meeting to support the 5th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC,which will take place from January 21 to 25 in Punta Cana. ECLAC Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8211&SEO=eclac-recommends-mexico-a-strategy-for-foreign-investment 19 de enero de 2017, 13:03Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. UN Expert Urges Nigeria to Ensure Safety to Those Displaced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8208&SEO=un-expert-urges-nigeria-to-ensure-safety-to-those-displaced United Nations, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights expert, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary urged the Nigerian government on Monday to ensure the safety of internally displaced persons,following the bombing by mistake of a camp that sheltered displace people. Democratic Korea Condemns US Position http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8206&SEO=democratic-korea-condemns-us-position 19 de enero de 2017, 12:37Pyongyang, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned today the interference of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during his speech at the Davos Forum. Salvadorean Government Thanks Deputies Vote for the 2017 Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8204&SEO=salvadorean-government-thanks-deputies-vote-for-the-2017-budget 19 de enero de 2017, 12:33San Salvador, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Salvadorian government thanked the 49 deputies of the Legislative Assembly who voted Wednesday in favor of the General Budget of the Nation 2017, stressed the Secretary of Communications of the presidency, Eugenio Chicas. Bolivia Doubles Social Projects Investment in 11 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8203&SEO=bolivia-doubles-social-projects-investment-in-11-years La Paz, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government doubled investment in social and productive projects in 11 years and raised it to more than one billion dollars, reported today the director of the National Fund for Social and Productive Investment, Vladimir Sánchez. Europe to Suffer More Terrorist Attacks, says Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8199&SEO=europe-to-suffer-more-terrorist-attacks-says-germany Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Europe in general will be targets of terrorist attacks in the short and medium term, said the president of the German secret services of the interior, Hans-Georg Maassen. Cienaga de Zapata and Everglades National Parks Agreement Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8197&SEO=cienaga-de-zapata-and-everglades-national-parks-agreement-highlighted Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The national parks Cienaga de Zapata (Zapata Swamp) (Cuba) and Everglades (United States) have signed a twinning agreement aimed at achieving better indicators in the environmental management of these protected areas, media reported today. South Korea Seeks Agreement with Central American Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8191&SEO=south-korea-seeks-agreement-with-central-american-bank Seoul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of South Korea reported today that it is seeking to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) to boost infrastructure''s construction. Trump Phenomenon Expresses Twilight of Neoliberal Globalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8185&SEO=trump-phenomenon-expresses-twilight-of-neoliberal-globalization México, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Trump case is not exclusive of the U.S., but an expression of the twilight of neoliberal globalization, affirmed here the Group New Course of Development of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Bolivia to Augment Gas Supplies to Brazil and Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8183&SEO=bolivia-to-augment-gas-supplies-to-brazil-and-argentina La Paz, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will increase this year the export of natural gas to Brazil and Argentina, the Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy Luis Alberto Sanchez said. Crisis in Developed Economies is Triggered by Inequality, Admits IMF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8182&SEO=crisis-in-developed-economies-is-triggered-by-inequality-admits-imf Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The IMF said at the World Economic Forum that the lack of confidence, work and hope, along with low growth and increased inequality, are today the ingredients for the crisis in developed economies. 5.8 Earthquake Causes Considerable Aftershocks Near Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8156&SEO=5.8-earthquake-causes-considerable-aftershocks-near-santiago-de-cuba 18 de enero de 2017, 13:31Santiago de Cuba, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) About 183 aftershocks in the Pilón-Chivirico area, on the south-eastern coast of Cuba, caused an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude that shook the eastern part of Cuba, official sources noted today. British Court Announces Next Ruling That Can Stop Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8155&SEO=british-court-announces-next-ruling-that-can-stop-brexit 18 de enero de 2017, 13:16London, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The UK Supreme Court announced today that on January 24th it will decide if it requires a parliamentary permission to begin negotiations for the Brtisch separation of the European Union (EU) or Brexit, which can stop the process. Bolivian Government Guarantees Food Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8154&SEO=bolivian-government-guarantees-food-supply 18 de enero de 2017, 13:13La Paz, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Avelino Flores, General Manager of the Food Production Support Enterprise (Emapa), highlighted today investments by the Bolivian government to guarantee food stockpiling and supplies. Japan Wants to Limit Impact of Brexit in Global Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8150&SEO=japan-wants-to-limit-impact-of-brexit-in-global-economy 18 de enero de 2017, 11:58Tokyo, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Japan announced today that it will pressure the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) to limit the impact of Brexit on the global economy. Big Economic Groups Will Promote Hydrogen as Energy Source http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8147&SEO=big-economic-groups-will-promote-hydrogen-as-energy-source 18 de enero de 2017, 11:49Davos, Switzerland, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Big European and Asian groups will unite efforts to promote hydrogen as clean energy source, referred today in the World Economic Forum which sessions until January 20 in this city. Cuban Swine Fever Vaccine Will Shortly Be Marketed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8146&SEO=cuban-swine-fever-vaccine-will-shortly-be-marketed 18 de enero de 2017, 11:45Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientists are completing the clinical trials to launch into market a new vaccine for the control of classical swine fever (CSF), a disease that has been severely affecting pig breeding in the island. French Intellectual Praises Cuban Revolution's Social Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8144&SEO=french-intellectual-praises-cuban-revolutions-social-achievements 18 de enero de 2017, 11:34Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Revolution, led by its leader Fidel Castro, has established a social protection system that has been unanimously considered an example to follow, French intellectual, Salim Lamrani, said in statements released today. Costa Rican President Concludes Working Visit to United Arab Emirates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8142&SEO=costa-rican-president-concludes-working-visit-to-united-arab-emirates 18 de enero de 2017, 11:04San Jose, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican president, Luis Guillermo Solis will meet today with the Emir of Sharhaj, Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, on the final day of his three-day working visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Human Rights Respect at US -Mexico Border to Be Monitored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8141&SEO=human-rights-respect-at-us-mexico-border-to-be-monitored 18 de enero de 2017, 11:01Mexico, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has announced it will strengthen its regional offices located at Mexico''s border with the United States, it was reported today. China Urges Joint Efforts to Build Stable Links With US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8140&SEO=china-urges-joint-efforts-to-build-stable-links-with-us 18 de enero de 2017, 10:57Beijing, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) China urged US for joint efforts to build a lasting,stable and cooperative relation that satisfy the two nations interests and the world,according to the government press. Turkey Bids One of the World's Longest Suspension Bridges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8136&SEO=turkey-bids-one-of-the-worlds-longest-suspension-bridges Ankara, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Transport Minister, Ahmet Arslan, has announced today the bidding for the 1915 Canakkale Bridge, which will be located in the north-west of the country and will be one of the longest suspension bridges in the world when completed. Ecuador Revives Nine Months After Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8127&SEO=ecuador-revives-nine-months-after-earthquake By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Quito, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Nine months after the devastating earthquake that severely damaged the Ecuadorian coast, today the country stands up with an impressive recovery capacity and an economic revival in course. China defends in Davos an Inclusive Economic Globalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8111&SEO=china-defends-in-davos-an-inclusive-economic-globalization 17 de enero de 2017, 16:28Beijing, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President, Xi Jinping, stressed today in Davos, Switzerland, the benefits of incljusive economic globalization to prevent negative results. German Businessmen are seeking to expand their business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8107&SEO=german-businessmen-are-seeking-to-expand-their-business-with-cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 15:48Havana, Jan 17 (PL) Businessmen from the German Federal State of Baden-Wuttemberg started off on negociations in Cuba, in order to identify new business and investment opportunities in this Caribbean Island. Nationalizations in Bolivia Save Millions of Dollars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8104&SEO=nationalizations-in-bolivia-save-millions-of-dollars 17 de enero de 2017, 15:05La Paz, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Nationalization of stocks from 12 foreign firms costed to the Bolivian government 800 million dollars, 76 percent less than the total for the demands of the affected people, said General Prosecutor Hector Arce here Tuesday. US Groups Ask Trump to Continue Normalization With Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8101&SEO=us-groups-ask-trump-to-continue-normalization-with-cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 13:43Washington, 17 Jan (Prensa Latina) Several US organizations sent today a memorandum to President-elect Donald Trump to urge him to continue normalizeng relations with Cuba. CBO Report: Obamacare Repeal Would Lead to 32 Million More Uninsured http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8100&SEO=cbo-report-obamacare-repeal-would-lead-to-32-million-more-uninsured 17 de enero de 2017, 13:24Washington, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The report estimates what would likely happen if the partial repeal bill Republicans passed in 2015, but which was vetoed by President Barack Obama, actually became law without any replacement. Case of Conflict of Interest in Future Trump Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8096&SEO=case-of-conflict-of-interest-in-future-trump-cabinet 17 de enero de 2017, 12:15Washington, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic minority of the US Senate resumed today its claim to investigate Donald Trump''s candidate for Secretary of Health, Tom Price, who promoted legislation that favored him financially. Bolivia: More Than 12,000 Companies Were Created in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8094&SEO=bolivia-more-than-12000-companies-were-created-in-2016 17 de enero de 2017, 11:59La Paz, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The state-run Foundation for Business Development (Fundempresa) has registered the creation of more than 12,000 companies in Bolivia during 2016, reported the local press. Continuation of US Investments in Mexico is Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8092&SEO=continuation-of-us-investments-in-mexico-is-predicted 17 de enero de 2017, 11:54Mexico, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Investments of high-tech manufacturing companies in Mexico are ''long-term and quite robust'', so they should be maintained, according to statements by a business manager published today. German Court Does Not Ban Fascist Party NDP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8091&SEO=german-court-does-not-ban-fascist-party-ndp 17 de enero de 2017, 11:48Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The German neo-fascist National Democratic Party (NDP) will not be prohibited, decided today the Federal Constitutional Court. World Tourism Increased in 2016, Asia Led Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8088&SEO=world-tourism-increased-in-2016-asia-led-growth 17 de enero de 2017, 11:10Madrid, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Arrival of international tourists in 2016 increased by 3.9 percent to one billion 235 million, informed today the World Tourism Organization (WTO). Ecuador Insists on Creating Tax Entity at U.N. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8084&SEO=ecuador-insists-on-creating-tax-entity-at-u.n. 17 de enero de 2017, 10:42Quito, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador insists on creating a tax entity at the U.N. to put an end to tax evasion and havens, based on a report of the Oxfam international organization on the concentration of world wealth. Soya: the Most Important Contribution in Foreign Currency in Paraguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8083&SEO=soya-the-most-important-contribution-in-foreign-currency-in-paraguay 17 de enero de 2017, 10:22Asuncion, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Soya is today the exportable product with the biggest contribution in foreign currency in Paraguay, ahead of electricity and beef. China Rejects Protectionism in Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8082&SEO=china-rejects-protectionism-in-davos Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping has rejected protectionism and supported the free trade agreement, during the opening in this city of the World Economic Forum running until January 20th. Davos Forum Focuses on Propping Up Capitalism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8078&SEO=davos-forum-focuses-on-propping-up-capitalism 17 de enero de 2017, 09:27Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Edition 47 of the Davos Economic Forum, which started today in this Swiss locality, has among its main topics how to revitalize economic growth and prop up capitalism. Venezuela and prices: May God Have Mercy on Us http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8072&SEO=venezuela-and-prices-may-god-have-mercy-on-us By Luis Beaton Caracas, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans do today balancing acts, calculations one after another to put the food necessary on their tables, despite the efforts of the Government to alleviate the crisis. German Economic Institute Looks to Dialogue with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8070&SEO=german-economic-institute-looks-to-dialogue-with-trump Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the German Economic Institute (Ifo), Clemens Fuest, demanded Germans and Europeans to establish dialogue with president elect of the United States, Donald Trump. OPEC Secretary in Venezuela to Evaluate Petroleum Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8054&SEO=opec-secretary-in-venezuela-to-evaluate-petroleum-situation 16 de enero de 2017, 15:21Caracas, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Barkindo, arrived today to Venezuela to evaluate the market oil situation along with the energetic item in the country. Growing Gap between Rich and Poor, According to a Global Report http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8042&SEO=growing-gap-between-rich-and-poor-according-to-a-global-report 16 de enero de 2017, 10:40Davos, Switzerland, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian organization Oxfam publishes today a report warning that the gap between rich and poor is the greatest of all time. China, the Largest Environmentally Friendly Car Stallholder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8034&SEO=china-the-largest-environmentally-friendly-car-stallholder 16 de enero de 2017, 08:37Beijing, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) China is pushing for more production of new energy vehicles to continue as the world''s largest eco-friendly car stallholder, a condition it has maintained since 2015. Bolivia's Large Energy Investment Plan to Be Prioritized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8031&SEO=bolivias-large-energy-investment-plan-to-be-prioritized La Paz, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Government is outlining a large program seeking to define investments in the hydrocarbons field, in an attempt to consolidate the industrialization process and turn the country into the energy heart of South America. China and Vietnam for Sustainable and Stable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8029&SEO=china-and-vietnam-for-sustainable-and-stable-development Beijing, Jan 15 (Xinhua) According to Yu Zhengsheng, top Chinese political advisor, the ties between China and Vietnam are currently in a new stage for a sustainable, healthy and stable development led by presidents of the two countries. China and Vietnam for Widening Political Trust http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8012&SEO=china-and-vietnam-for-widening-political-trust 14 de enero de 2017, 12:10Beijing, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese leaders agreed in a meeting with Nguyen Phu Trong, secretary general of the Vietnamese Communist Party visiting China, to expand political trust and collaboration between both nations. Mexican Teachers Return to Protest the Educational Reform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8006&SEO=mexican-teachers-return-to-protest-the-educational-reform México, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE in Spanish) summoned new mobilizations against the educational reform as of the month of February. 2nd Workshop on Analytic Soil Techniques http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8004&SEO=2nd-workshop-on-analytic-soil-techniques 14 de enero de 2017, 04:00Havana, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Workshop of Analytic Soil Techniques will be held on January 17-18 at the Convention Center wiuth an agenda that includes the homogenization of the methods used in the laboratories, informed today their organizers. Chinese Economy, Important Topic in the Davos Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8003&SEO=chinese-economy-important-topic-in-the-davos-forum 14 de enero de 2017, 02:00By Damy Vales Finland to Host Humanitarian Conference on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7998&SEO=finland-to-host-humanitarian-conference-on-syria United Nations, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The Finnish capital, Helsinki, will host a conference on the humanitarian situation in Syria on 23 and 24 January, a forum to launch a refugee aid plan for 2017 and 2018, confirmed today the UN. Cuba Participates in International Fair of Tourism in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7997&SEO=cuba-participates-in-international-fair-of-tourism-in-vienna 13 de enero de 2017, 17:23Vienna, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba participates in the International Fair of Tourism in Vienna with the presence of specialists from travel agencies, hotel chains and other workers of this field, said today the Cuban Embassy in Austria. Cuba Assesses Its Own Experiences on Cooperatives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7991&SEO=cuba-assesses-its-own-experiences-on-cooperatives 13 de enero de 2017, 15:20Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The increased amount of cooperatives in Cuba totals 397 centers for gastronomy, as well as personal and technical services, included in the updating of the country''s economic and social development model, said sources today. Chilean Customs Seized About 700,000 Fake Toys http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7985&SEO=chilean-customs-seized-about-700000-fake-toys 13 de enero de 2017, 13:32Santiago, Chile, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Over 700,000 fake toys were seized in Pozo Almonte, Tamarugal province, near the port of Iquique, announced the local customs department today. Mexico Bets for Renegotiating NAFTA in Equality with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7983&SEO=mexico-bets-for-renegotiating-nafta-in-equality-with-u.s. 13 de enero de 2017, 13:07México, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, admitted today there is uncertainty in its links with the United States, but advanced they would have to dialogue with the Donald Trump administration. Japan Questions Trump's View on Trade Pacts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7982&SEO=japan-questions-trumps-view-on-trade-pacts 13 de enero de 2017, 13:04Tokyo, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said Tuesday that his country should try to do more to transmit to the next US administration, led by Donald Trump, the reality of its investments and its commercial operations in the United States. Peddlers' Protest Again in Buenos Aires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7981&SEO=peddlers-protest-again-in-buenos-aires 13 de enero de 2017, 13:03Buenos Aires, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Despite the begining of an agreement with the local authorities, peddlers of Once also known as ''manteros''- who are located in Balvanera, were once again, the protagonists of a protest. Turkey Receives Largest Number of Refugees Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7980&SEO=turkey-receives-largest-number-of-refugees-worldwide Ankara, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, said today in this capital that Turkey is the first country in the world in terms of the number of refugees in its territory. Republican Leader Rules Out Massive Deportations with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7978&SEO=republican-leader-rules-out-massive-deportations-with-trump 13 de enero de 2017, 12:40Washington, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Paul Ryan, the head of the US House of Representatives, ruled out that President-elect Donald Trump would keep his promise to deport 11 million immigrants. Bolivia: More Tanks to Distribute Water in La Paz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7977&SEO=bolivia-more-tanks-to-distribute-water-in-la-paz 13 de enero de 2017, 12:34La Paz, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has facilitated the installation of 192 tanks for the storage of large amounts of water in the 94 districts of the city, with supply disruptions. Canada Will Defend its Principles Despite Trump, Trudeau http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7975&SEO=canada-will-defend-its-principles-despite-trump-trudeau 13 de enero de 2017, 12:26Ottawa, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has ratified the right to equal rights in his government, regardless of the projection of President-elect Donald Trump. Mexican Newspaper Stressed the Decision of Repealing Cuban Policy Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7974&SEO=mexican-newspaper-stressed-the-decision-of-repealing-cuban-policy-law 13 de enero de 2017, 12:23Mexico, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The decision of the president of the United States, Barack Obama, of putting an end to the special Immigration policy for Cubans, known as ''wet foot, dry foot'', was stressed today by the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. El Salvador: Investigation Asked for Recipients of Taiwanese Funds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7973&SEO=el-salvador-investigation-asked-for-recipients-of-taiwanese-funds San Salvador, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran social organizations today demanded that the Attorney General''s Office to investigate beneficiaries of funds donated by Taiwan for the victims of the 2001 earthquakes that never reached their recipients. Adventure Tourism Developed in Cuba through the Canopy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7972&SEO=adventure-tourism-developed-in-cuba-through-the-canopy 13 de enero de 2017, 12:18By Roberto F. Campos Roads are Closed to the Concertation in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7970&SEO=roads-are-closed-to-the-concertation-in-venezuela 13 de enero de 2017, 12:16Caracas, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The roads to concertation between government and opposition in Venezuela are blocked, at least now, when a new round of talks should begin in this capital today. Fuel Hike Could Cause Social Crisis in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7962&SEO=fuel-hike-could-cause-social-crisis-in-mexico Mexico, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Mexico could suffer a social crisis if the government insists on its economic policy and in fuel hike, the National Union of Workers (UNT), which today agglutinates several trade unions in the country, warned. Xi Jinping Defends China's Economic Perspectives in Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7958&SEO=xi-jinping-defends-chinas-economic-perspectives-in-davos Beijing, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Many looks are centered in China on president Xi Jinping who will attend the Davos Forum where he will defend the economic perspectives and the stand of this nation before the present world difficulties. Uruguayan Gov't Increases Minimum Salary in 10 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7952&SEO=uruguayan-govt-increases-minimum-salary-in-10-percent 12 de enero de 2017, 17:09Montevideo, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The government of Uruguay increased the national minimum wage by 10 percent to put it this January in 427 dollars at the current exchange, an official source said today. Oil Producing Countries Confirm Cuts to Stimulate Oil Prices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7938&SEO=oil-producing-countries-confirm-cuts-to-stimulate-oil-prices 12 de enero de 2017, 15:14Abu Dabi, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil producing countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Russia confirmed their decision to cut their respective crude oil production in their countries, to fulfill the international pact to stimulate the prices of oil in the planet. Mexican Peso Loses Ground While Trump Struggle Grows http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7927&SEO=mexican-peso-loses-ground-while-trump-struggle-grows México, Jan12 (Prensa Latina) The rift Donald Trump-México is framed in the wall that the next President of the United States wants to lift and charge on this country, whose national currency is until now the main victim of the wrong. Experts Predict Complex China's Foreign Trade in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7922&SEO=experts-predict-complex-chinas-foreign-trade-in-2017 12 de enero de 2017, 10:01Beijing Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts today predict that the country''s foreign trade situation will continue to be complicated in 2017 due to growing protectionism and weak external demand. FAO: Food Prices Fall for the Fifth Consecutive Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7920&SEO=fao-food-prices-fall-for-the-fifth-consecutive-year Rome, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Prices of the main staple foods fell 1.5 percent in 2016, compared to the previous year, bullish behavior for the fifth consecutive year, FAO said today. Republic of Congo Plans Special Economic Zone with Chinese Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7913&SEO=republic-of-congo-plans-special-economic-zone-with-chinese-aid Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi assured his country will aid the Republic of Congo build a Special Economic Zone in the port city of Pointe Noire, announced the government. Increased Number of US Visitors to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7896&SEO=increased-number-of-us-visitors-to-cuba 11 de enero de 2017, 14:33Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) U.S. arrivals to Cuba grew by 74 percent from 2015 to 2016, with an additional 284,937 visitors last year, according to a senior Foreign Ministry official. Cuba Expresses Condolences for the Death of Mário Soares http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7895&SEO=cuba-expresses-condolences-for-the-death-of-mario-soares 11 de enero de 2017, 13:34Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, expressed today the sorrow of the Cuban people and government over the death of the former president of Portugal Mário Soares. Cuba Sends Condolences Due to Death of Former Iranian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7893&SEO=cuba-sends-condolences-due-to-death-of-former-iranian-president 11 de enero de 2017, 12:22Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas conveyed today the condolences of the Cuban government and people on the occasion of the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi, one of the main figures of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Mexico Ready to Receive Thousands of Deportees from US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7892&SEO=mexico-ready-to-receive-thousands-of-deportees-from-us 11 de enero de 2017, 11:46Mexico, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government has capacity today to take back up to 600,000 illegal migrants who can be deported from the United States, according to the Secretariat of the Interior (SEGOB). US Religious People Plead for End of Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7890&SEO=us-religious-people-plead-for-end-of-blockade-on-cuba Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) John McCoollogh, Church World Service CEO, has reiterated the need to put an end to the economic, financial and trade blockade imposed by the White House on Cuba more than 50 years ago. Trump Generates Negative Environment, says OCED Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7887&SEO=trump-generates-negative-environment-says-oced-secretary-general Mexico, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of Donald Trump to the White House generates today nervousness and a negative environment, asserted the Secretary General of the Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development (OCED, Jose Angel Gurría. Recovery of British Industrial Production Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7882&SEO=recovery-of-british-industrial-production-announced 11 de enero de 2017, 09:30London, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Official data published today say that British industrial production recovered in November boosted by the oil and gas sectors. Increased Gap between Rich and Poor in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7873&SEO=increased-gap-between-rich-and-poor-in-panama Panama, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The unequal distribution of wealth increased in Panama, indicates a recent report issued by the ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) in December 2016, quoted today by the local media. Davos Forum Plans to Examine Discontent Over Globalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7872&SEO=davos-forum-plans-to-examine-discontent-over-globalization 11 de enero de 2017, 00:16 Geneva, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, plans to examine THE growing discontent over globalization, one of the organizers of the event, German Klaus Schwab, confirmed today. Iraq Backs up OPEC Oil Deal to Boost Prices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7866&SEO=iraq-backs-up-opec-oil-deal-to-boost-prices 10 de enero de 2017, 17:51Baghdad, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Iraq cut its crude oil production by 160,000 barrels a day since early January by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) pact to boost fuel prices, it said today. Chilean Food Consortium Faces Losses Due to Avian Influenza http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7865&SEO=chilean-food-consortium-faces-losses-due-to-avian-influenza 10 de enero de 2017, 17:49Santiago, Chile, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Chile''s food consortium Agrosuper estimated at $ 6.5 million USD the losses resulting from the slaughter of turkeys after the outbreak of avian influenza detected the previous week, official sources stated. First Syrian Export Trade Show Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7854&SEO=first-syrian-export-trade-show-concludes 10 de enero de 2017, 12:49Damascus, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The first Syrian Export Fair closed today after three days of exhibition and signed contracts. Protests Over Gasoline Tax Continue in Several Mexican States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7853&SEO=protests-over-gasoline-tax-continue-in-several-mexican-states 10 de enero de 2017, 12:22Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of members of social organizations, agricultural producers and citizens in general have taken to the streets in the cities of at least 13 Mexican states, to show their disapproval of the so-called ''gasoline tax'', according to today''s reports. Mexican Mayan Peasants to Exchange Experiences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7852&SEO=mexican-mayan-peasants-to-exchange-experiences-in-cuba 10 de enero de 2017, 12:13Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) A group of Mexican Mayan peasants have come to Cuba today to exchange agro-ecological practices, according to a statement by Aleira Lara, head of the Greenpeace Agriculture Campaign. China Highlights Importance for Uruguay and Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7851&SEO=china-highlights-importance-for-uruguay-and-latin-america Beijing, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the House of Representatives of Uruguay, Gerardo Amarilla, visiting here today, has highlighted the importance China has for his country, which is the main trade partner, and for Latin America in general. Nicaragua Can Always Count on Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7849&SEO=nicaragua-can-always-count-on-cuba-miguel-diaz-canel-says Managua, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice-President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has ratified here today that Nicaragua can always count on the unconditional support, friendship, solidarity and cooperation of the Cuban people, government and revolution. Prime Minister Modi Presents Economic Advantages of India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7847&SEO=prime-minister-modi-presents-economic-advantages-of-india 10 de enero de 2017, 11:39New Delhi, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated today the eighth edition of the Global Vibrant Gujarat Summit, which opened its doors in that western state with the presence of numerous foreign personalities. Venezuela Starts the Road to Economic Recovery, Says Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7844&SEO=venezuela-starts-the-road-to-economic-recovery-says-minister 10 de enero de 2017, 11:10Caracas, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Economy and Finance, Ramon Lobo, considered today that Venezuela starts in 2017 the path of economic recovery, driven by the protectionist and socialist character measures adopted by President Nicolás Maduro. Mexican Employers Disapprove Agreement Announced by Peña Nieto http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7843&SEO=mexican-employers-disapprove-agreement-announced-by-pena-nieto Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Confederation of Employers of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) today refused to join the Agreement for the Economic Strengthening and Protection of the Family Economy announced by President Enrique Peña Nieto. Macri Announces Gas Agreements to Boost Vaca Muerta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7841&SEO=macri-announces-gas-agreements-to-boost-vaca-muerta Buenos Aires, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced today an agreement with oil companies and some unions to boost the production of unconventional gas at the Vaca Muerta field. Vietnam's Coffee Exports Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7821&SEO=vietnams-coffee-exports-increase Hanoi, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese coffee exports for 2016 were valued at 3,360 million dollars, 25.6 percent more than 2015, official figures released today indicate. Trump Considered a Threat to the Mexican Automotive Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7816&SEO=trump-considered-a-threat-to-the-mexican-automotive-industry Mexico, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The presidency of Donald Trump in the United States will be a threat to the Mexican auto industry, local sources say here today. Syria and Iraq Call for Expanding Trade Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7814&SEO=syria-and-iraq-call-for-expanding-trade-development 09 de enero de 2017, 10:05Damascus, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Representations of Syria and Iraq have called for all possible difficulties and for expanding and developing trade and economic relations. Argentineans Start the Week with Another Tariffs Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7810&SEO=argentineans-start-the-week-with-another-tariffs-increase Buenos Aires, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Argentines will enter this second week of 2017 with another tariff increase when the price of fuel rises between today and tomorrow. Angola Reduces Oil Production to Meet OPEC Cut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7799&SEO=angola-reduces-oil-production-to-meet-opec-cut Luanda, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Angola will produce 1.673 million barrels of crude oil a day to meet the cut approved by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase prices. Lucapa States Angolan Diamonds were the Most Valuable in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7787&SEO=lucapa-states-angolan-diamonds-were-the-most-valuable-in-2016 Luanda, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Australian diamond company Lucapa announced that Angolan diamonds were in 2016 the most valuable in the world with an average price of 2,983 dollars a carat, stressed the media today. New York Times-- The Most Attractive Caribbean Destinations in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7758&SEO=new-york-times-the-most-attractive-caribbean-destinations-in-2017 06 de enero de 2017, 12:44Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The New York Times includes three Caribbean tourist destinations in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Belize among the 52 best places to visit in 2017. China Reiterates Importance of Stable Links With US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7757&SEO=china-reiterates-importance-of-stable-links-with-us Beijing, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today reiterated the importance that China and the United States maintain stable relations, an idea supported by the international community. Austrian Former President Calls for Closer Links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7756&SEO=austrian-former-president-calls-for-closer-links-with-cuba Vienna, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Former President Heinz Fischer has stated that he is in favor of improving relations between his country and Cuba, the Cuban embassy in Vienna reports today. Casa Dranguet House in Santiago de Cuba Launches Website http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7755&SEO=casa-dranguet-house-in-santiago-de-cuba-launches-website 06 de enero de 2017, 12:12Santiago de Cuba, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Casa Dranguet, the Center for Interpretation and Dissemination of the Cultural Heritage of Coffee, will today publish an official blog as a way of promoting the knowledge of coffee, which recognized by UNESCO. More Than 500,000 Immigrants Arrived in Europe in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7754&SEO=more-than-500000-immigrants-arrived-in-europe-in-2016 06 de enero de 2017, 11:55Brussels, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 503,700 immigrants arrived in Europe in 2016, a 72 percent increase on the previous year, according to a report by the Frontex Regional Agency for Border and Coastal Protection. Colombia: FARC-EP Guerilla Moves to Temporary Camps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7753&SEO=colombia-farc-ep-guerilla-moves-to-temporary-camps 06 de enero de 2017, 11:54 Bogota, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Starting today, members of the FARC-EP will begin arriving in transit zones, where they will leave their weapons before moving to transition camps, Colombian media has reported today. Peña Nieto Invokes National Unity to Face 2017 Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7750&SEO=pena-nieto-invokes-national-unity-to-face-2017-challenges Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto asked for national unity in order to face what he described as a year of important challenges for Mexico, the government and society. Russia Reacts to US Accusations Against Its Media http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7744&SEO=russia-reacts-to-us-accusations-against-its-media Moscow, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia Today (RT) has criticized US intelligence chief James Clepper''s for his accusation that Russia has disrespected the US political system. Private Entrepreneurs Recognize Bolivia's Economic Strength http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7743&SEO=private-entrepreneurs-recognize-bolivias-economic-strength 06 de enero de 2017, 09:59La Paz, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Confederation of Private Employers of Bolivia, Ronald Nostas, acknowledged the good condition of the national economy, with the highest growth in the region. Gap Between Rich and Poor Widens in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7742&SEO=gap-between-rich-and-poor-widens-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The gap between rich and poor people in Argentina widened considerably, rising 2.4 times between the second and third quarters of 2016. Cuban: Sugarcane Harvest Can Improve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7741&SEO=cuban-sugarcane-harvest-can-improve Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The 2016/17 Cuban Sugarcane harvest, which has enough raw material, better equipment, preparation and achieves an industrial performance of eight percent higher than planned, can produce more sugar, according to an official source. US Airline Alaska Flights to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7739&SEO=us-airline-alaska-flights-to-cuba Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The American company Alaska Air Group began commercial flights to Cuba with the transfer of about 170 passengers from Los Angeles to this capital. Mexico: Political Parties Call to Protest against New Gasoline Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7737&SEO=mexico-political-parties-call-to-protest-against-new-gasoline-price Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Mexican Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) in Mexico, Alejandra Barrales, announced that a national mobilization will be held on January 15th against the increase in the price of gasoline currently causing dissatisfaction in the country. Mexico: Political Parties Call to Protest against New Gasoline Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7738&SEO=mexico-political-parties-call-to-protest-against-new-gasoline-price 06 de enero de 2017, 08:16Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Mexican Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) in Mexico, Alejandra Barrales, announced that a national mobilization will be held on January 15th against the increase in the price of gasoline currently causing dissatisfaction in the country. FitCuba 2017 to be held in Holguin Germany is Guest of Honor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7736&SEO=fitcuba-2017-to-be-held-in-holguin-germany-is-guest-of-honor Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair (FitCuba 2017) will be held in the province of Holguin with Germany as the guest of honor, according to the Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero. Cuba to Export Vegetal Carbon to the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7722&SEO=cuba-to-export-vegetal-carbon-to-the-us Havana, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban enterprise CUBAEXPORT signed an international selling-buying contract with US company Coabana Trading Llc, for the export of handicraft vegetal carbon made from marabu plants, starting this month. Changes in Venezuelan Cabinet to Advance in Socialism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7714&SEO=changes-in-venezuelan-cabinet-to-advance-in-socialism Caracas, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The recent reestructuring of the executive cabinet of Venezuela points to strengthen the socialist model in the country in 2017 and 2018, affirmed today the permanent president of the PSUV, Eduardo Piñate. Turkey Denounces EU's Double Standards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7710&SEO=turkey-denounces-eus-double-standards 05 de enero de 2017, 11:32Ankara, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu said today that his country did not want tense relations with any country or institution but that he believed that the EU was applying double standards and was arrogant. Russia Could Stop Sending Gas to Europe Through Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7708&SEO=russia-could-stop-sending-gas-to-europe-through-ukraine 05 de enero de 2017, 11:18Kiev, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Ukrainian company Naftagaz, Andrei Kobaliov, warned today of the possibility for his country to lose the transit status for Russian gas sent to Europe. Colombia: Former President Criticizes Trump's Threatening Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7707&SEO=colombia-former-president-criticizes-trumps-threatening-policies Bogota, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Former Colombian President Ernesto Samper said today that the protectionism proclaimed by US President-elect Donald Trump represents a threat to Latin America. Frente Amplio Assures Uruguay Changes Despite Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7703&SEO=frente-amplio-assures-uruguay-changes-despite-challenges Montevideo, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay''s Frente Amplio (FA) makes a polítical, economic and social balance of its work during 2016 and asserts that today as a political force it is deeply changing the country despite the challenges. Nicaragua Makes Million Dollar Investment in Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7693&SEO=nicaragua-makes-million-dollar-investment-in-energy Managua, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua plans to invest between 600 and 700 million dollars in the energy sector this year, to improve the service to the population and promote sustainable development, official sources reported on Wednesday. Oil Prices Increase Close to 2 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7690&SEO=oil-prices-increase-close-to-2-percent 04 de enero de 2017, 17:47London, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) International oil markets closed with an increase of close to 2 percent on Wednesday, due to an agreement between the largest oil producers to cut global crude oil supply. Financial War against Venezuela Leaves Significant Losses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7682&SEO=financial-war-against-venezuela-leaves-significant-losses 04 de enero de 2017, 16:42Caracas, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) As a result of the economic war staged against the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela from the United States, the country lost more than $6 million USD last year, said the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) today. Minimum Wage to Reduce Poverty in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7678&SEO=minimum-wage-to-reduce-poverty-in-el-salvador 04 de enero de 2017, 15:09San Salvador, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) An increase of the minimum salary in El Salvador will have positive effects such as: poverty reduction, an increase in consumption and economic growth, according to an analysis by the Central Bank released on Wednesday. European Commission Sorry for Resignation British Ambassador to EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7675&SEO=european-commission-sorry-for-resignation-british-ambassador-to-eu 04 de enero de 2017, 12:46Brussels, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) lamented today the resignation of British ambassador to the European Union (EU), Ivan Rogers and highlighted his professionalism and knowledge of community affairs. Uruguay to Receive Free Military Assistance From China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7672&SEO=uruguay-to-receive-free-military-assistance-from-china 04 de enero de 2017, 12:19Montevideo, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay will receive US $ 2.5 million in free military assistance from China this month, an official source announced today. Haitian Personalities Congratulate Newly Elected Presidente http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7669&SEO=haitian-personalities-congratulate-newly-elected-presidente 04 de enero de 2017, 11:48Port-au-Prince, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Several Haitian personalities expressed publicly today their congratulations and recognition to President-elect Jovenel Moise of the Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK). China Supports Philippines Rotatory Presidency of ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7666&SEO=china-supports-philippines-rotatory-presidency-of-asean Beijing, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) China backed today the Philippines'' rotating presidency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017 and advocated that it drive relations within the group to a new level. Businesspeople Lose Confidence to Invest in Mexico, says Survey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7659&SEO=businesspeople-lose-confidence-to-invest-in-mexico-says-survey 04 de enero de 2017, 10:06Mexico, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Confidence of businesspeople to invest continued collapsing in December for the seventh consecutive month, due to greater pesimism regarding the present and future economic situation in Mexico, revealed today the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). Indian Cabinet Approves Agreement with Uruguay on Customs Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7654&SEO=indian-cabinet-approves-agreement-with-uruguay-on-customs-issues New Delhi, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Council of Ministers today approved an agreement between India and Uruguay on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs issues. Panamanian Banks will Face Glim Outlook in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7653&SEO=panamanian-banks-will-face-glim-outlook-in-2017 04 de enero de 2017, 01:35 Panama City, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian bank system will face a glim 2017, according to the most recent report by the risk assessment company Fitch Ratings (FR), entitled Perspectiva-2017 (Prospects-2017) and published in this capital. President Ratifies Prediction of Economic Recovery in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7651&SEO=president-ratifies-prediction-of-economic-recovery-in-ecuador Quito, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa assessed the country''s economy in 2016, based on which he predicted a prosperous 2017 regarding finances. Venezuela Resumes Sale of Gasoline at Colombian Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7643&SEO=venezuela-resumes-sale-of-gasoline-at-colombian-border 03 de enero de 2017, 12:23Caracas Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) The state-owned company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., today (PDVSA) confirmed that the sale of gasoline at the country''s border with Colombia has now re-started Oil Prices Reach 18-Month High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7641&SEO=oil-prices-reach-18-month-high London, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have risen sharply today reaching an 18-month high fueled in part by expectations that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major producers will abide by an agreement to curb output in order to stabilize the market in 2017. Terrorists Cut Electricity in Syrian Province of Quneitra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7632&SEO=terrorists-cut-electricity-in-syrian-province-of-quneitra 02 de enero de 2017, 11:20Damascus, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the terrorist group Front for the Conquest of the Levant, formerly Al Nusra, sabotaged today the electrical system in the southern Syrian province of Quneitra, about 70 kilometers southwest of Damascus. Central Peasant to Boost Campaign Against Fuel Prices in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7629&SEO=central-peasant-to-boost-campaign-against-fuel-prices-in-mexico Mexico, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) The Central of Peasant and Popular Organizations (Cocyp) of Mexico will promote a campaign for the annulment of free trade agreements and against the increase of fuel prices, met here today. Indian President Congratulates Cuba on Anniversary of Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7628&SEO=indian-president-congratulates-cuba-on-anniversary-of-revolution New Delhi, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) President of India Pranab Mukherjee congratulated Cuba on occasion of the 58th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution. Catoca Assumes Challenge of Doubling Diamond Extraction in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7624&SEO=catoca-assumes-challenge-of-doubling-diamond-extraction-in-angola Luanda, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mining Company of Catoca (SMC), the fourth largest diamond company in the world, expects today a smart and rigorous management to double this year''s production in Angola. China Launches First Freight Train to London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7615&SEO=china-launches-first-freight-train-to-london Beijing, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) China launched its first freight train to London, the China Railway Corporation said. China Urges BRICS Members to Strengthen Association http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7602&SEO=china-urges-brics-members-to-strengthen-association 01 de enero de 2017, 11:42Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping urged members of the BRICS Group (Brazil, Russia, India,, China and South Africa) to work to reinforce their association for a better future for the group. Cuba 2016: Economic Austerity Without Shock Therapy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7598&SEO=cuba-2016-economic-austerity-without-shock-therapy By María Julia Mayoral Havana, Jan 1 (PL) Cuba concluded 2016 with a negative growth rate of 0,9 percent due to limitations in fuel supplies and financial tensions aggravated in the second half of the year, however austerity did not convey social expense cuts. Cuba's Hotel Nacional Turns 86 with Highest Revenues Ever http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7594&SEO=cubas-hotel-nacional-turns-86-with-highest-revenues-ever Havana,(Prensa Latina) Emblematic Hotel Nacional of Cuba arrived the year that ended to its 86th birthday with the best economic results and the permanent objective of assuring a specialized attention to visitors. Oil Ends 2016 Up, Market Expects Start of Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7592&SEO=oil-ends-2016-up-market-expects-start-of-agreement London, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices ended 2016 higher amid rising market expectations due to the closeness of the date set for the entry into force of the agreement between producers in order to reduce supply. Bolivia: Vice President Predicts Greater Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7591&SEO=bolivia-vice-president-predicts-greater-economic-growth-in-2017 La Paz, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera predicted that 2017 will be a better year for the national economy, thanks to rising oil and gas prices and mining exports. Four Million Arrivals, New Record for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7583&SEO=four-million-arrivals-new-record-for-cuba Havana, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has welcome 4 million tourist arrivals before closing 2016, a whole new record for its pleasure industry that implies a necessary boost to its economy. Increase Public Transport Prices in Mexico City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7579&SEO=increase-public-transport-prices-in-mexico-city Mexico, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The public transportation service rates in this capital will increase as of January in response to the federal executive''s decision to raise the automotive fuels, it was announced today. More than 300 Brazilian Agencies Suitable to Serve Chinese Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7569&SEO=more-than-300-brazilian-agencies-suitable-to-serve-chinese-tourists 30 de diciembre de 2016, 15:44Brasilia, Dec 30 (PL) The number of Brazilian travel agencies declared fit to cater Chinese tourists next year increased up to five percent from 2015 and reached 316, confirmed today the Ministry of Tourism. Syrian President Interview with Italian TV Channel Released http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7553&SEO=syrian-president-interview-with-italian-tv-channel-released Damascus, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad in an interview released today said, ''We cannot yet speak of the end of the war; it will end when all the terrorists are eliminated, and unfortunately they are still receive support from several countries.'' Angolan Population Increases Almost a Million Per Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7552&SEO=angolan-population-increases-almost-a-million-per-year Luanda, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan population will reach 28.3 million in 2017 having grown by almost a million per year since 2014, the date of the most recent census. Chinese North and Center Welcome 2017 Covered by Smog http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7551&SEO=chinese-north-and-center-welcome-2017-covered-by-smog Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) China''s northern cities: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Henan as well as cities in the center of the country are covered today by smog. Venezuela to Boost Social Welfare in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7547&SEO=venezuela-to-boost-social-welfare-in-2017 Caracas, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will expand the Barrio Adentro program which currently operates in eight states, to cover the whole country in the first half of next year. Bolivia Invests 632 Million Dollars in Clean Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7545&SEO=bolivia-invests-632-million-dollars-in-clean-water La Paz, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) From 2011 to date, the Bolivian government has invested 632 million dollars in the implementation of the Mi Agua (My Water) and Mi Riego (My Irrigation) programs, according to a report released today. Adventure Tourism Promoted in Cuban Patrimonial Valley http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7537&SEO=adventure-tourism-promoted-in-cuban-patrimonial-valley 29 de diciembre de 2016, 15:48Trinidad, Cuba, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) A place called Valle de los Ingenios, in Trinidad, central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, regarded as Mankind''s Cultural Heritage since 1988, was chosen as first canopy station to widen adventure tourism in the center of the island of Cuba. Poll Shows Most Europeans still Support the EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7534&SEO=poll-shows-most-europeans-still-support-the-eu Brna, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) still counts with the support of most Europeans, in spite of the problems it now faces and the British decision to leave the organization, said a poll made here by the Gallup International Association and the World Independent Net for Marketing Studies (WIN). China's Unmanned Submersibles Descend 10,000 Metres Underwater http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7523&SEO=chinas-unmanned-submersibles-descend-10000-metres-underwater 29 de diciembre de 2016, 10:52Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Three Chinese unmanned deep-sea devices descended over 10,000 metres underwater and successfully completed sea tests in the Pacific Ocean marking a major step in the country''s deep-sea research, researchers said. China Challenges US Inclusion of Chinese Companies in Black List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7521&SEO=china-challenges-us-inclusion-of-chinese-companies-in-black-list Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of Commerce said today that the USA blacklist that includes Chinese companies is irresponsible and non-objective. Brazilian Government Invests Millions in Building Prisons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7520&SEO=brazilian-government-invests-millions-in-building-prisons Brasilia, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government is investing 1,200 billion reais (365 million dollars) in the construction of prisons and the modernization of the penal system, said presidential spokesman Alexandre Parola. Venezuela to Modernize Even More its Armed Forces in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7513&SEO=venezuela-to-modernize-even-more-its-armed-forces-in-2017 29 de diciembre de 2016, 08:16Caracas, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) In 2017, the Venezuelan government plans to continue modernizing its Armed Forces to be military adapted to today''s societies. Over 13 Million New Jobs Created in China This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7510&SEO=over-13-million-new-jobs-created-in-china-this-year 29 de diciembre de 2016, 07:32Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) China created more than 13 million new jobs this year as part of the efforts to stabilize a slowing economy,according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. U.S. Economic Growth Boosts Value of the Dollar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7494&SEO=u.s.-economic-growth-boosts-value-of-the-dollar 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:45London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. dollar maintained today an upward trend stimulated by its economic growth perspectives, the rise in interest rates and inflation, factors that made the euro and the pound suffer a setback. Chilean Central Bank Keeps Same Interest Rate, but Without Unanimity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7491&SEO=chilean-central-bank-keeps-same-interest-rate-but-without-unanimity 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:19Santiago de Chile, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Chile decided today to leave its referent interest rate in December, but there was no unanimity behind that option. China Calls the US to Stop Meddling in Taiwan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7485&SEO=china-calls-the-us-to-stop-meddling-in-taiwan 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:21Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) A spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of China, An Fengshan, reiterated to Washington today that the Taiwan issue is a internal matter of this nation. Oil Prices Rise for Fourth Consecutive Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7484&SEO=oil-prices-rise-for-fourth-consecutive-day 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:19London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today, for the fourth consecutive session, as the market expects an agreement between producers to reduce offer. Argentinean Economy Failing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7480&SEO=argentinean-economy-failing 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:07Buenos Aires, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean economy has continued its downfall, and in October last it dropped 4.7%, the National Statistics and Census Institute (Indec, in Spanish) has reported today. Evan McMullin Calls on Republicans to Fight Racism in the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7479&SEO=evan-mcmullin-calls-on-republicans-to-fight-racism-in-the-us 28 de diciembre de 2016, 10:44Washington, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin said here that the US Republican Party needs new leadership to resolve its struggles against racism. Literacy Campaign Makes Progress in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7478&SEO=literacy-campaign-makes-progress-in-el-salvador 28 de diciembre de 2016, 10:39San Salvador, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Education authorities in El Salvador declared 18 municipalities Free of Illiteracy in 2016, with which already amounted to 67 in that condition and more than 30,000 people benefited. India Arrests Smugglers With More Than 70 Poisonous Snakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7472&SEO=india-arrests-smugglers-with-more-than-70-poisonous-snakes 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:43New Delhi, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Police in the western Indian state of Maharashtra arrested two smugglers hiding more than 70 poisonous snakes in boxes to extract their poison and sell it, NDTV reported. Longest East-West High-Speed Railroad Operating in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7471&SEO=longest-east-west-high-speed-railroad-operating-in-china 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:41Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) China inaugurated today one of the longest high-speed railways in the world, that will link the prosperous east coast with the least developed region in the southwest. China Launches High Resolution Remote Sensing Satellites http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7470&SEO=china-launches-high-resolution-remote-sensing-satellites 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:40Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) China launched a pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution remote sensing satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province today. Syria Takes Measures to Face Drinking Water Shortage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7469&SEO=syria-takes-measures-to-face-drinking-water-shortage 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:24Damascus, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government took today emergency measures in response to the shortage of drinking water due to the terrorist sabotage of the sources of supply in the Ein Fijeh area, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. Cuban Government Expects Economic Growth by 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7466&SEO=cuban-government-expects-economic-growth-by-2017 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:18Havana, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba must face financial tensions and challenges for the coming 2017, and even so, an upward path is expected for the national economy, predicted President Raul Castro. China is Interested in Increasing Military Ties with Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7465&SEO=china-is-interested-in-increasing-military-ties-with-bolivia Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina)Chinese National Defense Minister Chang Wanquan expressed China''s interest in increasing military links with Bolivia to a new level, the government reports today. Despite Economic Challenge, Cuba Ensures Human Development Plans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7464&SEO=despite-economic-challenge-cuba-ensures-human-development-plans Havana, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Despite ongoing economic challenges, Cuba is assigning 51% of the current outlays of its 2017 Budget to health, education and social welfare. Cuban Economy Will Grow 2% in 2017, Predicts the President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7463&SEO=cuban-economy-will-grow-2-in-2017-predicts-the-president Havana, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban economy is closing 2016 with a 0.9% decline of its Gross Domestic Product; however, despite ongoing challenges it will grow 2% in 2017, President Raul Castro predicted. Bolivia Expects to Close 2016 with a GDP Over 4.2 percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7460&SEO=bolivia-expects-to-close-2016-with-a-gdp-over-4.2-percent La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia plans to close this year with a growth of at least 4.2 percent and inflation below four, Economy Minister Luis Arce informed. Prices of Oil Ratify Increasing Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7459&SEO=prices-of-oil-ratify-increasing-trend New York, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The prices for the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent oil types kept their increasing trend in their respective prices in the last weeks, closing in New York and London with earnings of 88 and 90 cents respectively. Cuban President Warns over Challenges for National Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7458&SEO=cuban-president-warns-over-challenges-for-national-economy Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro has warned today that the country will continue to face economic and financial challenges in 2017, though he predicted an ascending trend for the Cuban economy. Cuba Plans Greater Budget Incomes in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7447&SEO=cuba-plans-greater-budget-incomes-in-2017 Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba plans an increase of 3 percent of the incomes to the Cuban state budget, up to 52.357 billion Cuban pesos (more than 52 billion dollars), as announced in a session of the Parliament headed by President Raul Castro. Cuba Foresees a GDP Raise of 2 percent for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7445&SEO=cuba-foresees-a-gdp-raise-of-2-percent-for-2017 Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is projecting a two percent increase in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2017, after ending 2016 with a decrease of 0.9 percent, informed today the Vice-President of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas. Cuba: More Budget Revenues in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7441&SEO=cuba-more-budget-revenues-in-2017 Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba expects in 2017 an increase of three percent in its net income to the State Budget until 52 billion 357 million pesos, it was announced at the ordinary session of the parliament chaired by President Raul Castro. Cuban Beaches Benefitted with More Sand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7439&SEO=cuban-beaches-benefitted-with-more-sand Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The rehabilitation of beaches with sand recovering makes it possible for tourist destination of Jardines del Rey (King''s Gardens) to offer today a higher quality product, according to market demand. China Defines Conditions of Environmental Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7430&SEO=china-defines-conditions-of-environmental-crimes Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme People''s Court (TPS) and the Supreme People''s Procuratorate (FPS) have defined 18 types of ''serious environmental pollution'' , which will be considered crimes against the environment, according to the highest judicial Chinese bodies. Petition Signed by 200,000 Calls for IMF Director to be Punished http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7429&SEO=petition-signed-by-200000-calls-for-imf-director-to-be-punished Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling for a sentence to be imposed against Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Philippines Authorities Assess Typhoon Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7427&SEO=philippines-authorities-assess-typhoon-damage Manila, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities are assessing the damage caused by typhoon Nock-Ten, which has led to at least six deaths and 18 missing, as well as forcing the evacuation of 429,000 people. Vietnam and China Explore Ways to Promote Economic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7425&SEO=vietnam-and-china-explore-ways-to-promote-economic-cooperation Hanoi, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and China are exploring ways to promote bilateral economic cooperation, including in trade and investments, during a two-day seminar which began in Vietnam today. Angola Closes 2016 Leading Oil Production in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7424&SEO=angola-closes-2016-leading-oil-production-in-africa Luanda, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Angola will close 2016 as the lead oil producer in Africa, having surpassed Nigeria by reaching a daily average of 1.7 million barrels. French Ministry Calls to Step Up Precautions Against Flu Epidemic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7423&SEO=french-ministry-calls-to-step-up-precautions-against-flu-epidemic Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The French Health Ministry has called on the population to step up precautions and preventive measures to counteract the spread of seasonal flu, which is a characteristic of the winter season. Persistent Signals of Weakness in Labor Sector Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7420&SEO=persistent-signals-of-weakness-in-labor-sector-worldwide Geneva, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The labor sector, one of the three most hit since the outburst of the 2008 economic crisis, keeps on showing signs of weakness at present. Argentinean Minister of Finance Prat-Gay Resigns his Post http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7399&SEO=argentinean-minister-of-finance-prat-gay-resigns-his-post Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Minister of Treasury and Finance, Alfonso Prat-Gay, resigned his post today and that Ministry will be divided in two, confirmed the head of the Cabinet, Marco Peña. 300 Evacuated in Buenos Aires Due to Heavy Rains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7389&SEO=300-evacuated-in-buenos-aires-due-to-heavy-rains Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains in the last hours has lead to more than 300 people being evacuated in Pergamino, in the north of Buenos Aires, due to the overflow of a river. Egyptian Government to Solve Shortage of Medicines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7388&SEO=egyptian-government-to-solve-shortage-of-medicines Cairo, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian government plans to end the current shortage of medicines that is affecting the country through a plan already agreed with international suppliers. Venezuelan Government Insists on Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7384&SEO=venezuelan-government-insists-on-dialogue Caracas, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro''s attempts to initiate a dialogue with the opposition have been rejected, according to a government source quoted by the media today. China-Laos Railway Construction Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7381&SEO=china-laos-railway-construction-begins Vientiane, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The railroad construction project, China-Laos, was officially launched today in a ceremony held in the northern city of Luang Prabang in Laos, according to media reports. Argentina: Fuel Prices Increase in the First Month of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7367&SEO=argentina-fuel-prices-increase-in-the-first-month-of-2017 Buenos Aires, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The increase in the price of fuel in Argentina by up to eight percent will arrive in the first week of 2017, according to the Secretary of the Chamber of Fuel Merchants, Raul Castellanos. Cuba: Growing Air Links Favor Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7363&SEO=cuba-growing-air-links-favor-tourism Havana, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) With the increase in the Cuban tourist industry, this month comes with news of inaugural flights from different parts of the world to this island. India's Foreign Currency Reserves Continue Dropping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7355&SEO=indias-foreign-currency-reserves-continue-dropping 25 de diciembre de 2016, 00:10New Delhi, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) India''s foreign currency reserves totaled 360.606 billion U.S. dollars at the end of last week, accounting for a decrease of 2.38 billion dollars compared to the previous week, official sources reported. China and Vietnam Agree to Boost Mutually-Beneficial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7351&SEO=china-and-vietnam-agree-to-boost-mutually-beneficial-cooperation Beijing, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) China and Vietnam agreed to further boost mutually-beneficial cooperation, the government said on Saturday. Cuba: French Club Opens in Jardines del Rey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7346&SEO=cuba-french-club-opens-in-jardines-del-rey Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The inauguration of the French club Framissia has opened a new way to increase tourist arrivals from France in the Cuban resort of Jardines del Rey, off the north coast of this central province. Minister of Eurasian Economic Union Meets Cuban Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7345&SEO=minister-of-eurasian-economic-union-meets-cuban-ambassador Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Tatiana Valovaya, the minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Euro-Asian Economic Union, met on Friday with Cuban Ambassador to Russia Emilio Lozada at the headquarters of that body in this capital. Cuban Vice President Praises Preparations for Tobacco Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7340&SEO=cuban-vice-president-praises-preparations-for-tobacco-campaign Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura has praised the preparations for the tobacco campaign in this western province, the country''s largest tobacco producer, where 18,000 hectares have been devoted to that crop. German Biggest Bank to Pay High Sanction from US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7323&SEO=german-biggest-bank-to-pay-high-sanction-from-us Berlin, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The biggest German commercial bank (Deutsche Bank) reported Friday that it will pay a snaction for more than 7 billion dollars in the United States, because of frauds in the sale of values supported by mortgages. Venezuelan Oil Closes Fourth Week with Rise in Prices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7321&SEO=venezuelan-oil-closes-fourth-week-with-rise-in-prices 23 de diciembre de 2016, 13:09Caracas, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan crude oil closed its fourth consecutive week in rise, being quoted in an average for 45,27 dollars a barrel, reported today the local Department of Oil and Mining. More Than 5,000 Migrants Killed in the Mediterranean this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7315&SEO=more-than-5000-migrants-killed-in-the-mediterranean-this-year 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year rose to five thousand, after two shipwrecks yesterday claimed one hundred victims, according to humanitarian organizations. Consequences of the War in Aleppo, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7313&SEO=consequences-of-the-war-in-aleppo-syria 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:55Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The dramatic consequences of the four-year war imposed on Syria, particularly in Aleppo, are slowly being revealed, according to figures released by the authorities today. Ecuador: Less Tourism in Esmeraldas After Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7306&SEO=ecuador-less-tourism-in-esmeraldas-after-earthquake Quito, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Tourism in Esmeraldas, Ecuador''s coastal province, has been affected by a reduction in visits to recreation facilities and sites, following the earthquake that took place five days ago and the many aftershocks which have continued to affect the region. First French Tourists Arrive at Cuban Cayo Coco Resort http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7305&SEO=first-french-tourists-arrive-at-cuban-cayo-coco-resort 23 de diciembre de 2016, 10:16Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of the first flight of French tourists at the international airport in Cayo Coco, opens a new Cuban tourist destination - Jardines del Rey. Cuba for Greater Cooperation With Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7304&SEO=cuba-for-greater-cooperation-with-vietnam Hanoi, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban consul in Ho Chi Minh City, Bernabé García, today declared that Cuba would promote cooperation, in tourism, medicine, biotechnology and agro-forestry, with the Vietnamese region of Mekong Delta. Oil Prices Tumble As Dollar Goes Up http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7303&SEO=oil-prices-tumble-as-dollar-goes-up London, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the dollar hurt today oil prices as the rise makes commodities traded in that currency more expensive. Venezuela: Toys Confiscated From Kreisel Company to Be Distributed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7301&SEO=venezuela-toys-confiscated-from-kreisel-company-to-be-distributed Caracas, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP, in Spanish) will today distribute the second lot of toys confiscated by the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights (Sundde) from the company Kreisel. USA: Anti-nuclear Groups Alarmed by Message from Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7299&SEO=usa-anti-nuclear-groups-alarmed-by-message-from-donald-trump Washington, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) A message published on Twitter by US President-elect Donald Trump keeps alarmed the international community and groups defending control over nuclear weapons. Pakistan to Release 439 Indian Fishermen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7297&SEO=pakistan-to-release-439-indian-fishermen 23 de diciembre de 2016, 08:20Islamabad, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite the increse in bilateral tensions. Pakistan will release 439 Indian fishermen that were capture for fishing in territorial waters. 663 Villages in Beijing Replace Coal With Cleaner Energy in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7295&SEO=663-villages-in-beijing-replace-coal-with-cleaner-energy-in-2016 23 de diciembre de 2016, 07:34Beijing, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) 663 villages in Beijing had replaced coal with clean energy, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Rural Affairs said Thursday. Airbus to Sell Iranian Airline 100 Commercial Planes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7293&SEO=airbus-to-sell-iranian-airline-100-commercial-planes Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) European airplane manufacturer Airbus will sell Iran a total of 100 commercial planes, as part of a request by Iranian company Iran Air, valued in 10 billion dollars. Nicaragua Keeps Inflation Low for Second Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7292&SEO=nicaragua-keeps-inflation-low-for-second-year 23 de diciembre de 2016, 00:16Managua, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua will end 2016 with inflation lower than 3.5 percent, which would keep that economic indicator low for the second consecutive year, said today official sources. U.S. Economy Grows in Third Quarter 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7281&SEO=u.s.-economy-grows-in-third-quarter-2016 22 de diciembre de 2016, 15:13Washington, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) U.S. economy grew in the third quarter this year supported by consumers expenditure and an increase in soybean exports, informed today the Department of Commerce. U.S. Economy Grows in Third Quarter 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7279&SEO=u.s.-economy-grows-in-third-quarter-2016 22 de diciembre de 2016, 14:38Washington, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) U.S. economy grew in the third quarter this year supported by consumers expenditure and an increase in soybean exports, informed today the Department of Commerce. Oil Prices Drop from Larger US Reserves and More Libyan Offer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7272&SEO=oil-prices-drop-from-larger-us-reserves-and-more-libyan-offer London, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The increase of crude oil reserves in the United States and plans to increase oil production in Libya, led to a fall in the price of oil on Thursday. Miguel Diaz Canel Presides Over Cuba's Teachers' Day Celebration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7271&SEO=miguel-diaz-canel-presides-over-cubas-teachers-day-celebration Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Diaz Canel, First Vicepresident of the Cuban State and Ministers Councils, is presiding over a national celebration of Cuban teachers in the Cuban capital on Thursday. Cuban Educators Ratify Commitment to Fidel's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7270&SEO=cuban-educators-ratify-commitment-to-fidels-legacy Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s education minister, Ena Elsa Velázquez, today reaffirmed the commitment of teachers to the legacy of the eternal Commander-in-Chief, Fidel Castro. Serbia in Military Agreement with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7269&SEO=serbia-in-military-agreement-with-russia Belgrade, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for Russia to supply modern combat aircraft and other weapons to Serbia is being widely discussed by politicians, experts and the media. D. R. Congo: Government and Church Seek Solutions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7267&SEO=d.-r.-congo-government-and-church-seek-solutions Kinshasa, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, remains silent after calls for him to step down. Cuban Scientific Delegation Concludes Visit to US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7263&SEO=cuban-scientific-delegation-concludes-visit-to-us Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) headed by the first deputy minister Fernando González, have concluded a two-day visit to the United States, where they reached important agreements. Cubans Celebrate Educator's Day and Victory Over Illiteracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7262&SEO=cubans-celebrate-educators-day-and-victory-over-illiteracy Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Students, teachers and executives from around the country celebrate today the Educator''s Day, commemorating the 55th anniversary of Cuba being declared territory free of Illiteracy by the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Bolivia Forecasts Stable Economy for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7260&SEO=bolivia-forecasts-stable-economy-for-2017 La Paz, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Government has forecasted a good 2017 for the country''s economy, on the likelihood of improved prices for oil, minerals and other raw materials. China Launches Satellite to Monitor Global Carbon Emissions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7256&SEO=china-launches-satellite-to-monitor-global-carbon-emissions 22 de diciembre de 2016, 07:37Beijing, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) China launched a carbon dioxide monitoring satellite via a Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China''s Gobi Desert at 3:22 a.m. Thursday. Greece: Increased Taxes Frozen Despite Criticism of Creditors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7254&SEO=greece-increased-taxes-frozen-despite-criticism-of-creditors 21 de diciembre de 2016, 17:18Athens, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Parliament unanimously decided to postpone the increase in value added tax (VAT) to the islands most affected by the refugee crisis, despite the criticism of international creditors. Greater Integration, Central America's Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7238&SEO=greater-integration-central-americas-challenge Managua, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Consolidating unity and meeting the demands of the people are today two of the greatest challenges for the Central American Integration System (SICA, in Spanish), whose member States have agreed to push forward a sustainable development. Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7237&SEO=japan-cuts-budget-for-2020-olympic-games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Turkey to Increase Foreign Trade Using Its Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7234&SEO=turkey-to-increase-foreign-trade-using-its-currency Ankara, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey wants to increase the use of its currency, the Turkish lira, in foreign trade, to at least 10 percent of the total amount, the Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci explained today. Oil Prices Rise 10 Percent This Month http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7231&SEO=oil-prices-rise-10-percent-this-month London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices accumulate a 10 percent rise so far this month and are still progressing due to predictions of a drop in crude oil inventories in the United States. Cuba Defends International Cooperation Without Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7230&SEO=cuba-defends-international-cooperation-without-conditions Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defends the principle of international cooperation without economic, political and social conditions that will imply interference in internal affairs or undermines sovereignty of a country. Chief of Russian Duma Defense Committee Receives Cuban Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7229&SEO=chief-of-russian-duma-defense-committee-receives-cuban-ambassador 21 de diciembre de 2016, 10:10Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the State Duma Defense Committee (Russian lower house), Vladimir Shamanov, welcomed the Cuban ambassador to the country, Emilio Lozada Garcia, diplomatic sources reported today. Seismic and Geological Issues on the Agenda for Cuba-USA Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7219&SEO=seismic-and-geological-issues-on-the-agenda-for-cuba-usa-cooperation Washington, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States signed in this capital a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the exchange of information on seismic records and related geological information. Warning in USA of High Costs Trump Plans against Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7201&SEO=warning-in-usa-of-high-costs-trump-plans-against-immigrants 20 de diciembre de 2016, 13:26Washington, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Plans of President Elect Donald Trump destined to revert aid to undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. whe they were minors will cost billions of dollars, revealed a study published today. Cuban Oil Refinery Increases Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7200&SEO=cuban-oil-refinery-increases-production Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Sergio Soto oil refinery in the south-central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus refined this year over 72.200 tons of national crude for the highest production ever, the plant''s director general, Lester A. Alemán, pointed out today. 2016 Consolidated Bases of New Venezuelan Economic Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7197&SEO=2016-consolidated-bases-of-new-venezuelan-economic-model Caracas, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The executive Vicepresident of Venezuela, Aristóbulo Istúriz, assured today that in 2016 were established the bases to construct and consolidate the economic socialist productive model in the country. Some 30,000 People Affected by Mysterious Disease in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7196&SEO=some-30000-people-affected-by-mysterious-disease-in-pakistan 20 de diciembre de 2016, 11:38Islamabad, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities in the southern Pakistani province of Sindh are on alert for the spread of a mysterious disease that has infected about 30,000 people in a month, causing joint pain and fever. Erdogan: Assassination of Russian Ambassador is a Provocation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7190&SEO=erdogan-assassination-of-russian-ambassador-is-a-provocation Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, his condolences for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. World Groundwater Depletion Linked to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7189&SEO=world-groundwater-depletion-linked-to-climate-change La Habana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The volume of usable water in the world is declining due to intense droughts and other problems related to climate change, according to Ibrahim Plaza, a specialist at the Cuban Business Group for Hydraulic Use Syria and Cuba Increase Cooperation in Several Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7186&SEO=syria-and-cuba-increase-cooperation-in-several-sectors 20 de diciembre de 2016, 10:00Damascus, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian minister of Industry, Ahmad al Hamu, has had talks with the Cuban ambassador in Damascus, Rogerio Santana, on ways to boost cooperation in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and food industries. Classes Suspended Until January 2017 in Ecuador Due to Quake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7185&SEO=classes-suspended-until-january-2017-in-ecuador-due-to-quake Quito, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian authorities have decided to suspend classes until January 3rd 2017 in the province of Esmeraldas, which has been struck by an 5.7 earthquake, leaving three dead due to cardiac arrest and causing major damage. Guatemalan President to Attend SICA Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7183&SEO=guatemalan-president-to-attend-sica-summit Guatemala, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan president, Jimmy Morales will today attend the 48th Summit of the Head of States of the Central American Integration System (SICA) that will be held in Nicaragua. Venezuelan Metallurgic Industry Increases Productivity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7170&SEO=venezuelan-metallurgic-industry-increases-productivity Caracas, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister for Basic, Strategic and Socialist Industries Juan Arias asserted today that the State companies that process iron, steel, aluminum increased their productive capacity this year. Russia May Suspend Gas Supply to EU Through Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7161&SEO=russia-may-suspend-gas-supply-to-eu-through-ukraine 19 de diciembre de 2016, 14:50Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gazprom consortium has warned today of the possible suspension of the gas supply to the European Union (EU) - which is transported through a pipe line that crosses Ukraine - if they verify cases of misappropriation by Ukraine. IMF Director Guilty, but Court Exempts her from Jail Sentence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7154&SEO=imf-director-guilty-but-court-exempts-her-from-jail-sentence París, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Justice of the Republic of France declared guilty today of negligence the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, despite which it exempted her from a one-year jail sentence. Quakes Shake Ecuadorian Province of Esmeraldas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7151&SEO=quakes-shake-ecuadorian-province-of-esmeraldas 19 de diciembre de 2016, 11:04Quito, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) At least five earthquakes have shaken the province of Esmeraldas, located in the coastal region of Ecuador. China and Australia Agree to Cooperate on Oceanic Research http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7150&SEO=china-and-australia-agree-to-cooperate-on-oceanic-research 19 de diciembre de 2016, 10:43Beijing, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have agreed to collaborate on oceanic research in the southern hemisphere, official media reported on Monday. Iberostar Will Manage an Iconic Hotel in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7148&SEO=iberostar-will-manage-an-iconic-hotel-in-havana Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish chain Iberostar Hotels and Resorts has announced today it will manage, starting in Januray 2017, the Riviera Hotel, an iconic establishment in Havana from the 1950''s. Cuban First Deputy Minister of Science and Technology to Visit USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7146&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-minister-of-science-and-technology-to-visit-usa Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s first deputy minister of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), Fernando González, will visit the United States on December 20th and 21st, the National foreign ministry confirmed today. Paraguay-Brazil Hydroelectric Station, Leader in Power Generation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7123&SEO=paraguay-brazil-hydroelectric-station-leader-in-power-generation Asuncion, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Binational company Itaipu, a hydroelectric plant, shared by Paraguay and Brazil has become world leader in power generation, beating the record figure of 98.8 million megawatts per hour (MW/h). Mexican PT alerts on Imminent Privatization of Social Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7114&SEO=mexican-pt-alerts-on-imminent-privatization-of-social-security 17 de diciembre de 2016, 11:07Mexico, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The national leadership of the Work Party (PT) warned about the imminent privatization of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the risk it implies today for the health of Mexicans. China for Better Product Quality, Core Competitiveness in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7111&SEO=china-for-better-product-quality-core-competitiveness-in-2017 17 de diciembre de 2016, 00:20Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina China will focus on improving product quality and core competitiveness to bolster the real economy in 2017, according to an official statement released today. Concern about Decline of Tourism Sector in Trinidad and Tobago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7106&SEO=concern-about-decline-of-tourism-sector-in-trinidad-and-tobago 16 de diciembre de 2016, 17:50Port Spain, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) the President of the Association of hotels and tourism in Tobago, Christopher James, expressed fear today that the tourist industry disappears in the island, if actions are not implemented to boost the sector. Oil Prices At 17-Month High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7085&SEO=oil-prices-at-17-month-high London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Venezuela Detains 82 Money Traffickers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7083&SEO=venezuela-detains-82-money-traffickers Caracas, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the state of Táchira, Jose Vielma, has reported that in this area of Venezuela, 82 money traffickers were detained during the three days allowed to demonetize the 100 bills of the national currency. FAO Discusses Rural Women's Role http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7081&SEO=fao-discusses-rural-womens-role Rome, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The potential of rural women to tackle world hunger and poverty is the theme in Rome, today, of a high-level event sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Russia, Nicaragua Ambassadors Highlighted Stability in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7078&SEO=russia-nicaragua-ambassadors-highlighted-stability-in-bolivia 16 de diciembre de 2016, 09:19La Paz, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The ambassadors of Russia and Nicaragua in Bolivia, Alexei Sazonov and Elias Chevez, respectively, have highlighted the stability the country has today, thanks to the governing Movement towards Socialism (MAS) and the leadership of President Evo Morales. Robotic Industry Grows in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7077&SEO=robotic-industry-grows-in-china Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese experts have stressed the rapid growth of the Chinese robotics industry, which sold 19,000 robots in the first half of the year. Inflation Rises in Eurozone http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7074&SEO=inflation-rises-in-eurozone Brussels, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The eurozone inflation rate rose to 0.6 percent in November due to higher prices in restaurants, cafeterias, rents and tobacco, according to Eurostat. Bolivia: The Maritime Demand is a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7071&SEO=bolivia-the-maritime-demand-is-a-priority La Paz, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The issue of maritime demand to recover an exit to the Pacific Ocean is still a priority in Bolivia''s foreign policy, said the deputy foreign minister of the South American nation, Juan Carlos Alurralde. ECLAC Predicts Complex Panorama for LatAm Economies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7043&SEO=eclac-predicts-complex-panorama-for-latam-economies 15 de diciembre de 2016, 12:17Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcena, predicted a complex panorama for the region''s economy in 2017, although she noted a slight growth. Venezuelan Foreign Minister to Meet with Uruguayan Organizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7041&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-to-meet-with-uruguayan-organizations Montevideo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez will cary out several activities in this capital, including meetings with social and political organizations, diplomatic sources informed. ECLAC Sees Complex Panorama for LATAM Economies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7040&SEO=eclac-sees-complex-panorama-for-latam-economies Santiago de Chile, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has seen a complex view for the economies of the region in 2017, but was pleased to resume a slight growth. ALER Rejects Actions Against Venezuela in MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7037&SEO=aler-rejects-actions-against-venezuela-in-mercosur San Salvador, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Association of Radio Education (ALER) has said that the decision by MERCOSUR members to temporarily suspend Venezuela as a member, contradicts the spirit of integration of this mechanism. UN Coordinator to Visit Cuban Areas Affected by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7035&SEO=un-coordinator-to-visit-cuban-areas-affected-by-hurricane-matthew Guantanamo, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, will visit some of the territories affected by Hurricane Matthew last October. Ambassadors Highlight ALBA Anniversary before the Dominican Press http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7030&SEO=ambassadors-highlight-alba-anniversary-before-the-dominican-press Santo Domingo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The ambassadors of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) highlighted the achievements of the integration group in the Dominican press. New Venezuelan Bills Start Circulating http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7029&SEO=new-venezuelan-bills-start-circulating Caracas, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Starting today, new bills and coins circulate in Venezuela, as part of the progressive policy of the government of Nicolás Maduro to expand the monetary cone. Tourist Facilities in Baracoa Recover their Splendor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7028&SEO=tourist-facilities-in-baracoa-recover-their-splendor 15 de diciembre de 2016, 00:23 Baracoa, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) A rejuvenated image is exhibited today by the tourist facilities of the first Cuban village after being devastated by hurricane Mathew last October and rehabilitated by forces of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur). Created Machine to Benefit Exportable Vegetal Coal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7020&SEO=created-machine-to-benefit-exportable-vegetal-coal 14 de diciembre de 2016, 17:19Ciego de Avila, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) A machine to benefit and classify exportable charcoal was created by a group of workers from Empresa Citrícola Ceballos, the largest producer of the product in Cuba. Eurozone Lenders Pressure Greece on Christmas Payment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7018&SEO=eurozone-lenders-pressure-greece-on-christmas-payment Brussels, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Eurozone lenders have agreed to suspend the financial help they were giving to Greece to ease their short-term debt. Venezuela Summons Meeting to Solve Differences in Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7009&SEO=venezuela-summons-meeting-to-solve-differences-in-mercosur Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, summoned today a meeting for tomorrow in the context of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) about the Olivos Protocol, mechanisms to solve controversies in the regional bloc. Principle of Only One China, is Basic in Links with US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7004&SEO=principle-of-only-one-china-is-basic-in-links-with-us 14 de diciembre de 2016, 11:26Beijing, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The principle of only one China emerged again as a spearhead in the relations with US, warned today An Fengshan, spokesperson of the Affairs Office of the State Council. During a press Conference the cabinet''s spokeswoman pointed out that to adhere the aforementioned principle is the political base for the development of links between China and United States and at the same time the main stone for peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. Chinese Ambassador in Bolivia Expresses Interest in Bioceanic Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7002&SEO=chinese-ambassador-in-bolivia-expresses-interest-in-bioceanic-project La Paz, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s ambassador to La Paz, Wu Yuanshan, expressed his country''s interest in participating in the bioceanic train project, which will unite the Atlantic and Pacific oceans cross the territory of Bolivia. Nicolas Maduro in Cuba to Celebrate 12 Years of ALBA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7000&SEO=nicolas-maduro-in-cuba-to-celebrate-12-years-of-alba Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived today in Cuba on the occasion of the celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), reported the national television. Lebanon, US Talk About Terrorism, Refugees and Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6998&SEO=lebanon-us-talk-about-terrorism-refugees-and-aleppo Beirut, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) US Undersecretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs, Anne Patterson analyzed today the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon at times of systematic terrorist activity and worsening of the situation in Aleppo. China Allocates Relief Fund for Victims in Disaster Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6997&SEO=china-allocates-relief-fund-for-victims-in-disaster-areas Beijing, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s finance and civil affairs ministries allocated 5,705 million yuan, or 826.3 million dollars, to support residents in disaster-stricken regions. Electricity for Mexican Subway to be Produced with Solid Waste http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6996&SEO=electricity-for-mexican-subway-to-be-produced-with-solid-waste Mexico City, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The solid urban waste generated in Mexico City will be used to generate electricity and meet the demands of the subway, it was known today. Russia's Wants to Avoid Imports in Military, Civilian Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6995&SEO=russias-wants-to-avoid-imports-in-military-civilian-sectors Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The State Equipment Factory of Riazan (FEER) consolidates today Russia''s intentions to increase import substitution, both in the military and in the civilian sphere. China Offers Guarantees to Support the Economic Development of Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6994&SEO=china-offers-guarantees-to-support-the-economic-development-of-angola Luanda, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) President José Eduardo dos Santos received guarantees from his Chinese counterpart, Xi Xinping, that he will maintain support for the Angolan economic development process, the Angolan Public Television stressed today. About 75 Percent of Americans Support Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6985&SEO=about-75-percent-of-americans-support-relations-with-cuba Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) About 75 percent of Americans have favored the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, and 73 percent have supported an end to the economic blockade on the island, according to a Pew Research Center polling. Venezuela to Defend Integration at MERCOSUR Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6984&SEO=venezuela-to-defend-integration-at-mercosur-meeting Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela, Pro-tempore president of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), today defends the integration and unity of the peoples in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the block to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Financial Research Office Predicts Severe Fall in U.S. Stock Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6983&SEO=financial-research-office-predicts-severe-fall-in-u.s.-stock-exchange 14 de diciembre de 2016, 00:55Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The behavior of stock and bond exchanges in the U.S. is giving signs of the sharpest fall in the last century, alerted a specialized institution. Venezuelan Businesspeople Support Official Monetary Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6982&SEO=venezuelan-businesspeople-support-official-monetary-measures 14 de diciembre de 2016, 00:44Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Coucil of Productive Economy, composed by businesspeople of the public and private sectors of Venezuela, supported the recent measures adopted by President Nicolas Maduro. Creditors to Greece Seek Increasing Austerity Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6972&SEO=creditors-to-greece-seek-increasing-austerity-measures 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:13Athens, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Greece resumed today the talks with its creditors about a review of tax reforms to increase the austerity measures in the country, in exchange for a financial rescue of millions. Good Production of Bee Honey in Cuban Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6971&SEO=good-production-of-bee-honey-in-cuban-province Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The production of honey from bees shows progress in this Cuban central province today, where more than 360 tons were extracted so far this year mainly destined for export. Venezuelan Businesspeople Support Government's Financial Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6969&SEO=venezuelan-businesspeople-support-governments-financial-measures Caracas, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The National Council of Productive Economy, made up of Venezuelan businesspeople from the public and private sector, expressed its support for the recent actions taken by President Nicolas Maduro. Uruguay Backs Venezuela in Implementing Protocol of Olivos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6957&SEO=uruguay-backs-venezuela-in-implementing-protocol-of-olivos Montevideo, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan government today expressed its support for the Venezuelan initiative on the implementation of the Protocol of Olivos for the solution of disputes in the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), the Foreign Affairs Ministry reported today. Cuba and EU in a New Stage of Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6956&SEO=cuba-and-eu-in-a-new-stage-of-bilateral-relations Brussels, 13 Dec (Prensa Latina) After the signing of a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, Cuba and the European Union (EU) are opening a new stage in bilateral relations in which they will seek to boost ties on the basis of equality, reciprocity and respect. China Is Upset by Duty Evasion of WTO Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6954&SEO=china-is-upset-by-duty-evasion-of-wto-members Beijing, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) China on Tuesday expressed discontent with the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that are eluding their obligations of abandoning the substitute country consideration when calculating the antidumping measures against Chinese exports. Communist Leader Denounces India-US Military Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6953&SEO=communist-leader-denounces-india-us-military-agreement New Delhi, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sitaram Yechury, has denounced a military agreement between his country and the United States today, saying that it violates national sovereignty and strategic autonomy. Situation of Private Banks in Bolivia Is Positive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6952&SEO=situation-of-private-banks-in-bolivia-is-positive La Paz, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Private Banks of Bolivia (ASOBAN) evaluated the situation of the banking sector until October as positive, local media reported today. Trump Nominates Exxon Mobil CEO as the Next US Secretary of State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6950&SEO=trump-nominates-exxon-mobil-ceo-as-the-next-us-secretary-of-state Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump announced today that he has chosen Exxon Mobil CEO, Rex Tillerson, as Secretary of State for his Cabinet. Tillerson will take office on January 20th. Eiffel Tower to Remain Closed Today Due to Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6949&SEO=eiffel-tower-to-remain-closed-today-due-to-strike Paris, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Eiffel Tower, considered an emblematic monument in France, will remain closed to public today due to a strike by its workers, so about 6,000 visitors will be affected, according to estimates. OPEC daily basket price at its highest in a year and a half http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6948&SEO=opec-daily-basket-price-at-its-highest-in-a-year-and-a-half Vienna, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The daily basket price of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) opened firmed this morning at 53,24 usd, its highest in a year and a half following agreements of member and non memger States. Chile to Strengthen Links with Argentina in Buenos Aires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6940&SEO=chile-to-strengthen-links-with-argentina-in-buenos-aires 13 de diciembre de 2016, 00:37Santiago de Chile, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the highest level will be Thursday and Friday in Buenos Aires to strengthen the links with Argentina, during the 8th Meeting of the Binational Cabinet. Further Fall in Exports from Latin American and Caribbean Forecast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6939&SEO=further-fall-in-exports-from-latin-american-and-caribbean-forecast 13 de diciembre de 2016, 00:18Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) indicated today that exports from Latin America and the Caribbean will fall six percent in 2016, representing a fourth consecutive year of fall. Venezuelan Bank Supports Actions by Government to Defend Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6931&SEO=venezuelan-bank-supports-actions-by-government-to-defend-currency 12 de diciembre de 2016, 17:33Caracas, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Banking Association (ABV) expressed today its support for the actions taken by the Government to prevent the return of illicit money to the national financial system. Agreement with Cuba is a Strong EU Statement, Mogherini Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6914&SEO=agreement-with-cuba-is-a-strong-eu-statement-mogherini-says Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has issued a strong statement today after signing the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba and finally abolishing the ''common position'', the bloc''s diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said today. Evo Morales: Relations With the US Have to Be Based on Mutual Respect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6913&SEO=evo-morales-relations-with-the-us-have-to-be-based-on-mutual-respect La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today expressed his country''s willingness to have diplomatic relations with the entire world, including the United States, provided they are based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs. Food Production Falls in Argentine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6912&SEO=food-production-falls-in-argentine 12 de diciembre de 2016, 11:35Buenos Aires, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Food production in Argentine fell by 2.6 percent in the first nine months of the year, according to a report on the Minuto Uno website. Evo Morales: The Capitalist System Has Failed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6910&SEO=evo-morales-the-capitalist-system-has-failed La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s president Evo Morales today called the capitalist model a failure and criticized the policies of domination, intervention and looting in several countries around the world. Venezuela: Media Denounce Attack against National Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6907&SEO=venezuela-media-denounce-attack-against-national-currency Caracas, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s media today denounces the attack against the nation''s currency, the bolivar, that has been going on since 2013 by right wing circles along the border with Colombia. Cuba Considers Economic Ties with Europe a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6905&SEO=cuba-considers-economic-ties-with-europe-a-priority Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Economic ties with Europe will continue being a priority for Cuba in the construction of an efficient and sustainable socialist economy, according to Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez. Oil Price at 18 Month High Following Production Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6903&SEO=oil-price-at-18-month-high-following-production-agreement London, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have reached their highest levels in 18 months today, as a result of recent agreements between producers to reduce supply. China to Increase Number of Foreign Currencies in Its Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6897&SEO=china-to-increase-number-of-foreign-currencies-in-its-market 12 de diciembre de 2016, 00:30Beijing, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) China is getting ready to start direct transactions between its currency, the yuan, and seven currencies in its exchange market. Indonesian President Kicks Off Official Visit to India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6895&SEO=indonesian-president-kicks-off-official-visit-to-india Jakarta, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo will kick off an official visit to India, starting on Monday, to reinforce relations in several sectors, it was reported here. Venezuelan Government Faces Speculative Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6891&SEO=venezuelan-government-faces-speculative-crisis 11 de diciembre de 2016, 11:37Caracas, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The business sector in Venezuela are acting on Sunday in the campaign against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro to make products more expensive and to speculate with the needs of the population. Indian-Pakistani Tension Threatens Strategic Agreement on Rivers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6888&SEO=indian-pakistani-tension-threatens-strategic-agreement-on-rivers Islamabad, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government is boosting today an ambitious plan to increase the use of the water of Indus River and its tributaries, a decision that could trigger a conflict with neighboring Pakistan, which shares this basin. CUPET and Chinese Company Sign Contract http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6873&SEO=cupet-and-chinese-company-sign-contract Havana, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company Cuba-Petróleo (CUPET) and the Chinese BGP signed a contract as part of the development program of the oil industry in Cuba. OPEC and Non-OPEC Producers Meet in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6869&SEO=opec-and-non-opec-producers-meet-in-vienna Vienna, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and producer countries outside the organization meet today to agree on a cut of the supply of global crude oil in order to stabilize the price of oil and reduce global inventories. Mexico Closes 2016 with 35 Million Foreign Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6865&SEO=mexico-closes-2016-with-35-million-foreign-tourists 10 de diciembre de 2016, 01:25México, 10 dic (PL) México will close 2016 with 35 million foreign visitors and revenues for 19 billion dollars, advanced the figures given by Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid. China Shapes Up Vital Economic Tasks for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6862&SEO=china-shapes-up-vital-economic-tasks-for-2017 Beijing, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of China (CPCh) pointed that the main economic tasks of the Government for 2017, give priority to the work aimed at achieving new advances in the economic reform on the offer side. Coordinated Work of Authorities and Liquor Producers Goes to Cancun http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6856&SEO=coordinated-work-of-authorities-and-liquor-producers-goes-to-cancun 09 de diciembre de 2016, 13:31 Mexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The paper ''Bats, Agaves and Tequila'' was chosen as part of the investigative works to be presented at the 13rd United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP13) in Cancun, Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Suriname: Cuba Is a Bastion of Inspiration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6854&SEO=suriname-cuba-is-a-bastion-of-inspiration Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a bastion of inspiration, according to the Surinamese Ambassador to Cuba, Ike Desmond Antonius. Fidel Castro's Role in Cuba-CARICOM Ties Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6850&SEO=fidel-castros-role-in-cuba-caricom-ties-highlighted Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The role of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in strengthening the relationship between his nation and the Caribbean has been highlighted here in the context of the celebration for the Cuba-CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Day. Cuban Special Development Zone to Contract Foreign Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6849&SEO=cuban-special-development-zone-to-contract-foreign-workers 09 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A resolution by the Cuban Labor and Social Security Ministry (MTSS) will allow foreign persons who are not resident in Cuba to work in the Special Development Zone of Mariel. France: Current Crisis of Capitalism Under Analysis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6848&SEO=france-current-crisis-of-capitalism-under-analysis Paris, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A discussion of capitalism's systemic crisis opened a conference between the Communist Parties of France (PCF) and Cuba (PCC) held in the French capital. China Opposes Military Ties Between US and Taiwan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6847&SEO=china-opposes-military-ties-between-us-and-taiwan Beijing, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang has reiterated that his Government''s position with regards to military relations between the United States and Taiwan, as well as the sales of US arms to China, is coherent, clear and well-known by the international community. Urgent Food Aid Needed in 39 Countries, says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6842&SEO=urgent-food-aid-needed-in-39-countries-says-fao Rome, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Urgent food aid is needed in 39 countries to face the lack of food caused by internal conflicts and meteorological phenomena, informed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Air Industry to Earn Less than Expected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6833&SEO=air-industry-to-earn-less-than-expected 09 de diciembre de 2016, 01:58Geneva, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported here this sector will earn at the end of this year 35.6 billion dollars, less than expected. Habano Festival Summoned for Next February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6832&SEO=habano-festival-summoned-for-next-february Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tobacco authorities summoned the 19th Habano Festival from February 27 to March 3, 2017, event that generally attracts over one thousand persons of 70 countries. Food Prices Decline But Remain High, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6819&SEO=food-prices-decline-but-remain-high-says-fao Rome, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Food prices worldwide fell slightly in November, but remain high compared to the same period in 2015, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report today. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6817&SEO=russia-exhibits-cuban-pharmaceutical-products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. IATA Predicts Lower Earnings for Region's Airlines in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6815&SEO=iata-predicts-lower-earnings-for-regions-airlines-in-2017 08 de diciembre de 2016, 12:11Bogota, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Latin American airline revenues will fall by 100 million dollars in 2017, according to the predictions of the regional division of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Oil Prices Rises as Market Awaits Next Producers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6813&SEO=oil-prices-rises-as-market-awaits-next-producers-meeting London, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Crude oil prices are on the rise today, while US crude reservoirs decrease, according to the US Department of Energy. Stagnation of Social Indicators Warns Report in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6780&SEO=stagnation-of-social-indicators-warns-report-in-uruguay 07 de diciembre de 2016, 12:02Montevideo, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A report presented by the Cuesta-Duarte Institute of the Single Trade Union Central PIT-CNT of Uruguay, warns today of the stagnation or setback of some social indicators in the country due to the economic contraction of the last years. Cuban Parliament in Eleventh Ordinary Session on December 27th http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6774&SEO=cuban-parliament-in-eleventh-ordinary-session-on-december-27th Havana, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly of the People''s Power (Parliament) will hold the eleventh ordinary session on December 27th. Argentinean Deputies Approve Changes in Tax on Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6769&SEO=argentinean-deputies-approve-changes-in-tax-on-profits Buenos Aires, Dec 7(Prensa Latina) After hours of debate, agreements and disagreements over the tax on profits, changes were approved today by the Argentinean Chamber of Deputies by 140 in favor, 86 against and seven abstentions. Latin American and Caribbean Integration, Fidel's and Chavez's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6762&SEO=latin-american-and-caribbean-integration-fidels-and-chavezs-legacy Por Waldo MendiluzaUnited Nations, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) December is a month of particular significance for Latin American and Caribbean integration, as the legacy of regional unity from Commanders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez will be highlighted, the Venezuelan ambassador here, Rafael Ramirez, said on Wednesday. China will Update International Land Transport System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6760&SEO=china-will-update-international-land-transport-system 07 de diciembre de 2016, 01:42Beijing, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) China plans to build a modern and efficient network of international roads for 2020, that facilitates the universal transport and strengthens connectivity between countries in the Belt and Route, published the Government. Venezuela Insists on Dialogue in MERCOSUR, But It Is Snubbed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6741&SEO=venezuela-insists-on-dialogue-in-mercosur-but-it-is-snubbed Por Juan Carlos Díaz GuerreroMontevideo, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s decision to start the reactivation of the Olivos Protocol to solve disputes within the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) shows the Bolivarian Government''s will to reestablish the legality of the integration bloc, threatened by stances that are alien to the rules and legal framework of that group. MERCOSUR: Bolivia Condemns Campaign Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6737&SEO=mercosur-bolivia-condemns-campaign-against-venezuela La Paz, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Political parties and social movements from Bolivia have expressed their support for Venezuela and denounced the campaign, initiated today by right-wing governments, to annul the country''s presidency of Mercosur. Floods in Southern Thailand Cause 14 Deaths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6736&SEO=floods-in-southern-thailand-cause-14-deaths 06 de diciembre de 2016, 11:41Bangkok, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Thailand''s Interior Ministry has reported that last week''s floods in the south of the country have killed 14 people and left several tourist islands in a state of disaster. More Than 200,000 Mexicans Deported from USA This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6735&SEO=more-than-200000-mexicans-deported-from-usa-this-year Mexico, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Mexican immigration authorities have repatriated more than 200,000 from the United States this year, it was reported today. Poverty in Mexico Threatens Environment, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6712&SEO=poverty-in-mexico-threatens-environment-says-expert Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Poverty is currently threatening natural respources and the environment in the country, biologist and former rector of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Jose Sarukhan, asserted. Venezuela Activates Process to Settle Disputes in MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6709&SEO=venezuela-activates-process-to-settle-disputes-in-mercosur Montevideo, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The permanent representative for Venezuela to the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and ALADI, Jose Felix Rivas, began the proceedings established in the Olivos Protocol for the settlement of Disputes in the regional bloc. Maduro Reiterates Willingness to Talk with Uruguayan Counterpart http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6708&SEO=maduro-reiterates-willingness-to-talk-with-uruguayan-counterpart Montevideo, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has reiterated today his readiness to hold talks with his Uruguayan counterpart, Tabare Vazquez, with regards to the latter''s support for the suspension of Venezuela as a full member of Mercosur. ''I am sure that when I talk to Vázquez face-to-face, he will recognize that we are right,'' he said and pointed out that the South Common Market (Mercosur) must seek the path of unity in diversity and not sectarianism and ideological persecution. International Transparency and the Eyes of the Beholder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6706&SEO=international-transparency-and-the-eyes-of-the-beholder Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The banners against corruption are being waved today in comments from the recently-held conference on International Transparency (IT), which brought together 1,600 representatives from 130 countries in Panama. Sanders Welcomes Decision to Stop Works in U.S. Oil Pipeline http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6704&SEO=sanders-welcomes-decision-to-stop-works-in-u.s.-oil-pipeline Washington, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders described as positive the U.S. government''s decision to stop the construction works of the oil pipeline in North Dakota, a project that has caused mass protests by local Native American communities. Suspicions of Obscure Business by Former Chilean President Piñera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6703&SEO=suspicions-of-obscure-business-by-former-chilean-president-pinera Santiago, Chile, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Suspicions of obscure business are hovering again over former Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, who is accused of making dark investments in corporations in the British Virgin Islands and Luxembourg. OPEC Ratifies Meeting with Nations Outside the Cartel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6697&SEO=opec-ratifies-meeting-with-nations-outside-the-cartel London, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and non-cartel countries will meet on December 10 to agree a cut in world crude production, confirmed the group''s secretary general, Mohammed Barkindo. Donald Trump to Punish US Migrant Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6681&SEO=donald-trump-to-punish-us-migrant-companies 04 de diciembre de 2016, 15:15Washington, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) US president-elect Donald Trump threatened companies that try to leave the US to sell their own merchandise with a severe tax, if they later try to reintroduce their products in the US national territories. Brazilian Prosecutors of Lava Lato Seek Support in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6678&SEO=brazilian-prosecutors-of-lava-lato-seek-support-in-panama 04 de diciembre de 2016, 12:36Panama, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian prosecutors of the Lava Lato Case are seeking support against the Legislative Power of Brazil, which is trying to stop investigations on corruption. Efficiency in Cuban Tobacco Production Reported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6668&SEO=efficiency-in-cuban-tobacco-production-reported 04 de diciembre de 2016, 05:00Havana, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Tobacco authorities in Cuba reported high efficiency in plantations of the Virginia variety, in Pinar del Rio, the westernmost region of Cuba and the best variety of tobacco. Der Spiegel Accuses Cristiano Ronaldo of Tax Evasion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6667&SEO=der-spiegel-accuses-cristiano-ronaldo-of-tax-evasion 04 de diciembre de 2016, 01:31Berlin, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) According to the German publication, since 2009, the Real Madrid striker could have moved 150 million euros from rights image contracts into offshore accounts. Seven Dead, 10 Missing in China Mine Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6660&SEO=seven-dead-10-missing-in-china-mine-blast 03 de diciembre de 2016, 21:16Beijing, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) There have been 17 fatalities and 10 people remain missing following an explosion at a coal mine in north China''s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region today. China Protest After Trump's Phone Call With Taiwan President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6658&SEO=china-protest-after-trumps-phone-call-with-taiwan-president 03 de diciembre de 2016, 21:04Washington, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina)China has lodged a protest against the US over a call between the president-elect, Donald Trump, and Taiwan''s leader, Tsai Ing-wen. Chinese President Xi Calls For Smaller But More Capable Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6651&SEO=chinese-president-xi-calls-for-smaller-but-more-capable-army 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:10Beijing,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a smaller army with better combat capability and optimized structure as the military reform deepens. Gabon Postpones Legislative Elections For Lack of Money http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6646&SEO=gabon-postpones-legislative-elections-for-lack-of-money 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:12Libreville,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Gabon has postponed its legislative elections set for December 27 until next July, citing lack of funds. Trump Supports Philippines Anti Drug Drive Says President Duterte http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6640&SEO=trump-supports-philippines-anti-drug-drive-says-president-duterte 03 de diciembre de 2016, 18:30Manila, DIC 3 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump expressed support for the Philippine''s anti-drug campaign in a phone conversation, saying he understands the way the administration is handling it, President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned this as he described his late Friday phone conversation with Trump. Ecaudor to Adjust Daily Crude-Oil Quota after Accord with OPEC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6627&SEO=ecaudor-to-adjust-daily-crude-oil-quota-after-accord-with-opec 02 de diciembre de 2016, 17:39Quito, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador ratified today its commitment to the recent agreement reached by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), of adjusting its daily quota of crude oil production, together with the rest of the mmebers of the bloc. Japan to Reinforce Alliance with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6613&SEO=japan-to-reinforce-alliance-with-usa 02 de diciembre de 2016, 13:39Tokyo, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Amid a national controversy over the military treaties with the United States, Japan wants to reinforce them, it was known today. Spain Forecasts Drastic Fall in Unemployment Until 2019 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6612&SEO=spain-forecasts-drastic-fall-in-unemployment-until-2019 02 de diciembre de 2016, 13:29Madrid, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The conservative government of Mariano Rajoy predicted today that the unemployment rate in Spain, second highest in Europe, will be at the end of 2019 at 12.8 percent of the economically active population. U.N. Doubles Humanitarian Appeal for Nigeria to One Billion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6609&SEO=u.n.-doubles-humanitarian-appeal-for-nigeria-to-one-billion Abuja,Dec 2 (Prensa Latina)The United Nations has doubled its humanitarian funding appeal for northeast Nigeria to $1 billion in 2017 in a bid to reach nearly 7 million people hit by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram insurgency who need life-saving help, it said today. Varadero Will Close 2016 With Growth in Tourist Visitors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6605&SEO=varadero-will-close-2016-with-growth-in-tourist-visitors Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Varadero will close 2016 with a rise in foreign tourist visitors, the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) said today. MERCOSUR: Resounding Support of Argentina for Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6599&SEO=mercosur-resounding-support-of-argentina-for-venezuela 02 de diciembre de 2016, 11:03Buenos Aires, Dec 2 nd (Prensa Latina) Around 400 people, including representatives of social movements and other sectors, gathered together in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Buenos Aires to express their rejection of the attempt to expel that country from MERCOSUR. Iran Says in OPEC's Decision Prevailed Economic Sense http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6557&SEO=iran-says-in-opecs-decision-prevailed-economic-sense 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:20Tehran, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Iran praised today that the ''economic sense'' prevailed in the decision of the 171 ordinary ministerial meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of reducing production as of 2017. Greece: Refugees and Migrants Relocated Due to Low Temperatures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6556&SEO=greece-refugees-and-migrants-relocated-due-to-low-temperatures 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:18Athens, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities and humanitarian organizations reported today that they have moved thousands of migrants from a camp at the foot of Mount Olympus, in the center of the country, to hotels and apartments, due to the worsening of weather conditions. Bolivian Government to Invest in Projects to Guarantee Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6554&SEO=bolivian-government-to-invest-in-projects-to-guarantee-water 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:01La Paz, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales today announced an investment of 78 million dollars for four projects that will guarantee the supply of water to the areas affected by drought. UAE Grants Citizenship to 97 Children Born to Emirate Mothers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6550&SEO=uae-grants-citizenship-to-97-children-born-to-emirate-mothers 01 de diciembre de 2016, 11:43Abu Dahbi, Dec 1st (Prensa Latina) Government circles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today presented as evidence of the country''s interest in its citizen''s welfare, security and stability, the granting of citizenship to 97 children of Emirate mothers married to foreigners. Singapore and Japan in Favor of Trade Treaty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6547&SEO=singapore-and-japan-in-favor-of-trade-treaty Tokyo, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Singapore and Japan today showed their willingness to ratify the Transpacific Association Agreement (TPP) as soon as possible. Chile Enters in the Anti-Immigrant Orbit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6542&SEO=chile-enters-in-the-anti-immigrant-orbit 01 de diciembre de 2016, 10:55Santiago, Chile, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) In tune with the trends in Europe and the United States, with the imminent arrival at the White House of Donald Trump, Chile entered the anti-immigrant orbit fueled by right-wing politicians. Putin Calls for Strengthening National Problem-Solving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6533&SEO=putin-calls-for-strengthening-national-problem-solving 01 de diciembre de 2016, 09:01Moscow, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin made a call on Thursday to solve national problems, including achieving a technological leap in the economy and the fight against corruption, in his speech to the nation before the Federal Assembly and the Government. China Prepares Summit with Japan and Republic of Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6530&SEO=china-prepares-summit-with-japan-and-republic-of-korea Beijing, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) China gives last touches to preps of the trilateral yearly Summit with Japan and the Republic of Korea assured Geng Shuang, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of this country. Putin Appoints new Minister of Economic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6515&SEO=putin-appoints-new-minister-of-economic-development Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President, Vladimir Putin, named today Maxim Oreshkin as new minister of Economic Development to replace Alexei Uliukaev, who was accused of bribery and is now kept in house imprisonment. OPEC Accepts Reduction of Oil Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6511&SEO=opec-accepts-reduction-of-oil-production Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut daily crude production by 1.2 million barrels, as President Mohammed Al-Sada reported. USA: Trump Nominates Secretaries for Treasury and Commerce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6509&SEO=usa-trump-nominates-secretaries-for-treasury-and-commerce 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:01Washington, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Steven Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross confirmed today to financial network CNBC they had been nominated by U.S. President elect Donald Trump to asume the secretaries of the Treasury and Commerce, respectively and are pending of confirmation by the Senate. EU Demands Five Billion Euros to Strengthen Defense http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6508&SEO=eu-demands-five-billion-euros-to-strengthen-defense 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:57Brussels, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has demanded the contribution of five billion euros from its member states for the creation of a fund to finance joint defense projects. OPEC Examines Oil Production Quota http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6499&SEO=opec-examines-oil-production-quota Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The meeting being held in this capital by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to agree to a production quota has economists and market on alert. IMF Recognizes Nicaragua's Economic Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6463&SEO=imf-recognizes-nicaraguas-economic-progress 29 de noviembre de 2016, 17:16Managua, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recognized today the economic progress of Nicaragua in the recent ten years, starting here various meetings to assess the prospects of the country in the short and medium terms. Review of Greece's Rescue Plan is Praised by European Commissioner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6457&SEO=review-of-greeces-rescue-plan-is-praised-by-european-commissioner 29 de noviembre de 2016, 15:55Athens, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, praised the first two reviews of the third rescue plan for Greece, and said that the aim is to close the program in 2018. Kenya and Uganda Launch NEC Master Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6416&SEO=kenya-and-uganda-launch-nec-master-plan 28 de noviembre de 2016, 16:14Nairobi, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Kenya and Uganda launched today the Northern Economic Corridor Master Plan, which provides a model for the development of transport infrastructure linking East African countries. Fidel Castro and His Constant Concern for the Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6399&SEO=fidel-castro-and-his-constant-concern-for-the-economy Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Since the emblematic document History will Absolve Me, the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, showed a constant worry over the economy and its development, recall specialists today. Eurozone Has Overcome Economic and Political Uncertainties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6398&SEO=eurozone-has-overcome-economic-and-political-uncertainties 28 de noviembre de 2016, 11:25Berlin, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The eurozone has overcome global economic and political uncertainties, a trend that is set to continue due to the monetary stimulus offered by the European Central Bank (ECB), according to the bank''s chairman, Mario Draghi. Venezuela: Starts 21st Social Summit of MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6397&SEO=venezuela-starts-21st-social-summit-of-mercosur 28 de noviembre de 2016, 11:24Caracas, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Social movements in Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet today and tomorrow, in the context of the 21st Social Summit of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). Venezuela and Algeria Define Strategy for Oil Prices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6394&SEO=venezuela-and-algeria-define-strategy-for-oil-prices Caracas, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Algeria have agreed in a joint strategy to defend the oil price at the meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), scheduled to take place in Vienna, Austria, on November 30th, according to the Twitter account of Venezuelan Oil Minister, Eulogio Del Pino, who posted the news after a meeting with the African country''s energy minister, Noureddine Boutarfa. Debates with Fidel were a Great School, says Economist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6374&SEO=debates-with-fidel-were-a-great-school-says-economist By Roberto Solomon Havana, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Meetings on Globalization and Development Problems, which came to light on the initiative of Fidel Castro and had his presence, constituted a great school of thought, said one Organizer of those events by ANEC. Hollande Pays Tribute to Fidel, Demands End of Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6357&SEO=hollande-pays-tribute-to-fidel-demands-end-of-blockade-of-cuba Paris, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande called on Saturday for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, after paying tribute to the late leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Next 2017 Very Difficult Year for Brazilian Foreign Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6340&SEO=next-2017-very-difficult-year-for-brazilian-foreign-trade Brasilia, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Foreign Trade Association of Brazil (AEB), José Augusto de Castro, anticipated that the year 2017 will be very difficult for that sector which will reach a superavit of 35 billion dollars. Bolivian Gov´t to Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement with Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6339&SEO=bolivian-govat-to-sign-energy-cooperation-agreement-with-peru La Paz, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy Luis Alberto Sanchez said today that an agreement of energy will be reached with Peru in the next 10 days. Venezuelan Petroleum Slightly Recovers from Fall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6327&SEO=venezuelan-petroleum-slightly-recovers-from-fall Caracas, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan crude oil closed this week going up, reaching a price of 39.83 dollars a barrel as a standard in the last 7 days. Mexican Unions Say Poverty Growing Among Farmers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6313&SEO=mexican-unions-say-poverty-growing-among-farmers 25 de noviembre de 2016, 11:48Mexico, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Living conditions for Mexican farmers are worsening due to the ''politics of privilege'', the prevailing economic model and free trade agreements, according to the General Secretary of the General Workers Union, Farmers and Popular, Luis Gomez. Vietnamese President Concludes Tour in Madagascar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6311&SEO=vietnamese-president-concludes-tour-in-madagascar Hanoi, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s President, Tran Dai Quang, will attend as of tomorrow the 16th Summit of French Speaking Countries in Madagascar, according to today''s press reports. Bolivian Government to Invest More in Solving Water Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6309&SEO=bolivian-government-to-invest-more-in-solving-water-issue La Paz, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has decided to add about $658 million USD to the 2017 general budget, for water, watershed management and basic sanitation programs, to face the country''s drought, state media reported today. Venezuelan Women Back President Nicolas Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6305&SEO=venezuelan-women-back-president-nicolas-maduro 25 de noviembre de 2016, 11:07Caracas, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, thousands of Venezuelans will march to the Palace of Miraflores today in support of President Nicolás Maduro''s administration. Angola Dismantles Network of False National Bank Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6300&SEO=angola-dismantles-network-of-false-national-bank-officials Luanda, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Bank of Angola (NBA) announced today that it has dismantled a network of criminals who posed as officials of the financial institution and were extorting citizens and companies. Pakistan Suspends Import of Indian Cotton Amid Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6294&SEO=pakistan-suspends-import-of-indian-cotton-amid-tensions Islamabad, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan has suspended imports of Indian cotton, without warning, as a result of bilateral tensions over systematic clashes on their common border, according to official sources. Catalan Authorities Tighten Ties with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6280&SEO=catalan-authorities-tighten-ties-with-cuba 24 de noviembre de 2016, 15:59Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) A business mission from the port of Barcelona and the Higher Council of the Chamber of Commerce of Catalonia participated today at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in a business meeting with its Cuban counterpart. Jamaica: Cruiser Tourism Growing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6274&SEO=jamaica-cruiser-tourism-growing 24 de noviembre de 2016, 14:58Kingston, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.223 million cruiser tourists visited Jamaica from January to September this year, which means an increase of 9.6 percent compared to the similar period of 2015, reported today industry sources. Hurricane Otto Leaves Affectations in Panamamian Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6273&SEO=hurricane-otto-leaves-affectations-in-panamamian-agriculture 24 de noviembre de 2016, 14:55Panama, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Potato and onions, two of the mostly eaten products by Panamanians, might be in danger, because of the effects of Hurricane Otto in the Panamanian western province of Chiriqui, one of the main agricultural provinces in Panama. A Thousand Firefighters Protest in Paris to Demand More Attention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6271&SEO=a-thousand-firefighters-protest-in-paris-to-demand-more-attention Paris, Nov. 24 (Prensa Latina) A thousand French firefighters marched through the streets of this capital today to protest the difficult conditions in which they carry out their work and demand more attention from the government. Business Confidence Reported Stable in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6267&SEO=business-confidence-reported-stable-in-germany 24 de noviembre de 2016, 13:03Berlín, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Business confidence in Germany was stable during November, practically unchanged, indicated today the barometer of the Institute of Economic Research Ifo. Turkey Upset by European Parliament Vote http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6266&SEO=turkey-upset-by-european-parliament-vote 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:57Ankara, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reacted unhappily after the vote in the European Parliament (EP) today, to freeze the country''s entry into the European Union (EU). Oil Market Keeps Stable Previous to OPEC Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6262&SEO=oil-market-keeps-stable-previous-to-opec-meeting London, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The price of oil kept today its trend to stability previous to the OPEC meeting on November 30, in which it is expected a cut in crude production to stabilize the market. Melia Cayo Coco Hotel, Awarded for its Quality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6259&SEO=melia-cayo-coco-hotel-awarded-for-its-quality 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:09Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Melia Cayo Coco Hotel, located in the Cuban Jardines del Rey tourist destination, has received this years'' high-quality status. Hungary Approves Free Visas for Ukrainians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6258&SEO=hungary-approves-free-visas-for-ukrainians Budapest, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Hungarian government today approved a resolution granting Ukrainian citizens free long-term visas that will be valid in Hungary but not in the rest of the European Union. Hurricane Otto Approaches Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6253&SEO=hurricane-otto-approaches-nicaragua Managua, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Otto, a category-one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is approaching the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour. Progress in Discussions on Declaring Social Emergency in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6251&SEO=progress-in-discussions-on-declaring-social-emergency-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) A social emergency is likely to be declared in Argentina after several demonstrations and protests. Decree will Summon Referendum on Tax Havens in Ecuqador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6241&SEO=decree-will-summon-referendum-on-tax-havens-in-ecuqador Quito, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ecuador will issue an Executive Decree next December 7 to summon a referendum on tax havens as part of the reinforced combat against that scourge, according to a proposal of President Rafael Correa. Most people in India Support Monetary Change Applied by State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6236&SEO=most-people-in-india-support-monetary-change-applied-by-state 23 de noviembre de 2016, 19:48New Delhi, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite inconveniences created, over 90 percent of Indian citizens support the decision to withdraw from circulation notes of high denomination to combat corruption, revealed an opinion poll. Cuba to Soon Welcome Four Million Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6220&SEO=cuba-to-soon-welcome-four-million-tourists 23 de noviembre de 2016, 16:02Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Tourism in Cuba increases every year and there are plans already to welcome more than four million foreign visitors next year, sources from the sector reported today. Cuba-Vietnam Inter-Government Meeting Concludes and Boosts Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6218&SEO=cuba-vietnam-inter-government-meeting-concludes-and-boosts-links Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Session of the Inter-Government Commission between Cuba and Vietnam concluded today in the capital, with the signing of important agreements to consolidate the bilateral relations in the economic and technological-scientific areas. CARICOM Observers Satisfied with Elections in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6213&SEO=caricom-observers-satisfied-with-elections-in-haiti Georgetown, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Observers sent by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to monitor Sunday''s general elections in Haiti today expressed their satisfaction for the smooth development of that political process. China Asks Japan, South Korea to Respect Regional Interests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6211&SEO=china-asks-japan-south-korea-to-respect-regional-interests 23 de noviembre de 2016, 11:41Beijing, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) China asked Japan and the Republic of Korea to respect the security interests of the countries of the region with regard to their military cooperation agreements. China Plays its Cards with Latin America and the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6209&SEO=china-plays-its-cards-with-latin-america-and-the-caribbean By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) China played big its cards with Latin Ameruca and the Caribbean, in a tour of its president Xi Jinping who tried to close all spaces possible in order to consolidate his country's notable approach to the region. Africa-Arab Countries Summit in Session in Ecuatorial Guinea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6208&SEO=africa-arab-countries-summit-in-session-in-ecuatorial-guinea Malabo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The VIIV Africa-Arab Countries Summit begins today at the Conference Hall of the city of Sipopo with a welcome address by Equatorial Guinea''s President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, to 66 leaders from the two regions. Qatar's Emir Reiterates Willingness to Expand Cooperation with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6203&SEO=qatars-emir-reiterates-willingness-to-expand-cooperation-with-cuba Doha, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Qatari Emir, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, has reaffirmed today the willingness to strengthen and expand cooperation relations with Cuba, after welcoming here Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. Free Trade Agreement with U.S. does not Favor Mexico, Lawmaker Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6191&SEO=free-trade-agreement-with-u.s.-does-not-favor-mexico-lawmaker-says Mexico, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico, does not favor the latter at all, a Mexican lawmaker said. Venezuela Boosts Global Petroleum Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6190&SEO=venezuela-boosts-global-petroleum-consensus Caracas, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela, Eulogio del Pino, highlighted that the Bolivarian government developed an extraordinary work to recover prices of the hydrocarbon that since 2014 until now keep being low. Evo: Time is Now for Revolution and Integration to go In Depth (III) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6185&SEO=evo-time-is-now-for-revolution-and-integration-to-go-in-depth-iii 22 de noviembre de 2016, 19:49By Pedro Rioseco Creditors Leave Greece without Reaching Agreement with Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6183&SEO=creditors-leave-greece-without-reaching-agreement-with-government 22 de noviembre de 2016, 17:05Athens, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Greece''s international creditors left the country without reaching an agreement with the Government on the second assessment of the country''s third rescue plan, said the local media. Thousands of Displaced in Japan Following 7.4-degree Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6158&SEO=thousands-of-displaced-in-japan-following-7.4-degree-earthquake 22 de noviembre de 2016, 12:22Tokyo, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people have moved to elevated areas in the Fukushima region, where a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck, as a result of fears of a tsunami like the one in 2011. German Minister Criticizes EC Recommendation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6156&SEO=german-minister-criticizes-ec-recommendation Berlin, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble criticized today the European Commission (EC) for recommending that his country increase investment in the region. Mexico Responds to Trumps' Threat to Leave TTP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6155&SEO=mexico-responds-to-trumps-threat-to-leave-ttp Mexico, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has responded to US President-elect Donald Trump''s announcement that he will be leaving the Trans-Pacific Association Agreement (TTP). Cuban Vice-President Meets UAE Minister of Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6153&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-uae-minister-of-economy Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Council of Ministers'' Vice President, Ricardo Cabrisas, met with the Economy Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, who is visiting the country with a large business delegation. Negotiations at ECLAC on Environmental Agreement in the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6152&SEO=negotiations-at-eclac-on-environmental-agreement-in-the-region Santiago, Chile, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 22 Latin American and Caribbean countries under the umbrella of ECLAC are negotiating a regional agreement this week to ensure access to information, participation and environmental justice. First Cuban Vice President Meets IAEA Director General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6151&SEO=first-cuban-vice-president-meets-iaea-director-general Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has received the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, the national press reported today. Turkey Dismisses Almost 10,000 Soldiers and Policemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6149&SEO=turkey-dismisses-almost-10000-soldiers-and-policemen 22 de noviembre de 2016, 11:21Ankara, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A total of 9,997 officials form several security forces have been expelled from their posts since the failed coup in July, according to data published today by an official Turkish newspaper. Mechanical Engineering at Havana Architecture Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6148&SEO=mechanical-engineering-at-havana-architecture-event Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth Cuban Congress on Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy has begun its sessions today, within the framework of the 18th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18). Evo: The New Generations Must Be the First Anti-Imperialists (IV) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6147&SEO=evo-the-new-generations-must-be-the-first-anti-imperialists-iv By Pedro Rioseco Riberalta-La Paz, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The great task of the Bolivian youth is to debate, to be knowledgeable about the struggles of neoliberal times, to know about military dictatorships, to evaluate the present and with these ideological arguments to unite in defense of the Revolution. United States is Politically and Socially Divided, Polls Say http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6141&SEO=united-states-is-politically-and-socially-divided-polls-say Washington, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A poll by Gallup after the presidential elections in the United States has revealed that 77 percent of Americans think the country is politically and socially divided. Donald Trump Announces that the United States will Leave TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6135&SEO=donald-trump-announces-that-the-united-states-will-leave-tpp Washington, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump has reaffirmed his decision to withdraw the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) immediately after taking office in January 2017. Visit of Chinese President to Chile is Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6133&SEO=visit-of-chinese-president-to-chile-is-highlighted 22 de noviembre de 2016, 01:48Santiago de Chile, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping here will have a special significance for Chile that takes pride in having a powerful Free Trade Treaty with the Asian giant. Panama Canal and Ports Decline in Economic Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6130&SEO=panama-canal-and-ports-decline-in-economic-results 22 de noviembre de 2016, 00:05Panama, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) From January to September 2016, the income from ships that crossed thed Panama Canal and the movement of cargos in ports of the country dropped, according to the report of the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) published here. Bolivia and Ecuador Agree to Trade Coca-Leave Derivatives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6127&SEO=bolivia-and-ecuador-agree-to-trade-coca-leave-derivatives 21 de noviembre de 2016, 17:30La Paz, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca and Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Guillaume Long signed today in this cpaital an agreement to trade derivative products from the coca leave. Chinese President Attends Signing of 18 Agreements with Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6125&SEO=chinese-president-attends-signing-of-18-agreements-with-peru 21 de noviembre de 2016, 17:05Lima, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The signing of 18 Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding between the governments of China and Peru marked today the most important moment of the official visit of the President of China, Xi Jinping. Haiti: Await for Preliminary Electoral Results and Opening Schools http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6104&SEO=haiti-await-for-preliminary-electoral-results-and-opening-schools Port-au-Prince, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian electoral authorities are still counting the votes for the final results of the preliminary elections Sunday, while the Haitian population is awaiting. United Arab Emirates and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6103&SEO=united-arab-emirates-and-cuba-strengthen-trade-ties Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cuba have strengthened today their economic relations with a business forum at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, to discuss opportunities and new ties. Seven Out of Ten Argentineans are Worried About the Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6102&SEO=seven-out-of-ten-argentineans-are-worried-about-the-economy 21 de noviembre de 2016, 12:41Buenos Aires, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Seven out of ten people in Argentina today are worried about the economy, and 56 percent of them believe that the current government is responsible, according to a recent survey. Erdogan Seeks in Asia Possible Replacement for European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6088&SEO=erdogan-seeks-in-asia-possible-replacement-for-european-union Ankara, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) may be an option for Turkey to replace the European Union (EU), said the country''s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after returning from his official trip to Uzbekistan. Policeman of San Antonio, Texas, Killed by Unknown Suspect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6085&SEO=policeman-of-san-antonio-texas-killed-by-unknown-suspect 21 de noviembre de 2016, 08:31Washington, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Police officers in San Antonio, Texas, are continuing their search for a stranger who shot Officer Benjamin Marconi, killing him while on duty. UN Urges Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6080&SEO=un-urges-inclusive-economic-growth-in-africa United Nations, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Africa Industrialization Day economic growth that will enable all people on the continent to realize their potential. APEC Summit Concludes Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6074&SEO=apec-summit-concludes-today Lima, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will conclude today with a two-day closed session between the leaders of the 21 participating countries and the subsequent signing of a joint statement. The Markets and the Recently Elected Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6073&SEO=the-markets-and-the-recently-elected-donald-trump 20 de noviembre de 2016, 13:00By Roberto F. Campos (OVER) Spain: Thousands of Dead People by Energy Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6052&SEO=over-spain-thousands-of-dead-people-by-energy-poverty 20 de noviembre de 2016, 02:56Madrid, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Leftwing coalition Unidos Podemos demanded the Spanish electric energy companies to put an end to the energy poverty in Spain, a country in which more than 7,000 people die because of energy poverty. Xi Jinping Believes APEC Will Energize Global Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6046&SEO=xi-jinping-believes-apec-will-energize-global-economy 19 de noviembre de 2016, 15:26Lima, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized today at the Summit of APEC the need for strong actions of this region to energize global economy, creating new opportunities for growth. Japan and Russia Draw Plan of Economic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6044&SEO=japan-and-russia-draw-plan-of-economic-cooperation 19 de noviembre de 2016, 13:59Tokyo, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Officials of Japan and Russia drew details of a plan of economic cooperation, reported the NHK network. Russian President Attends in Peru APEC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6040&SEO=russian-president-attends-in-peru-apec-summit Lima, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrived today to the Peruvian capital to participate in the Summit of the Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Ecuador and China Establish Integral Strategic Association http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6036&SEO=ecuador-and-china-establish-integral-strategic-association By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Brazilian Foreign Minister to Visit Spain Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6035&SEO=brazilian-foreign-minister-to-visit-spain-next-week Brasilia, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Jose Serra, will visit Spain from November 21 to 23, to discuss bilateral issues and from the regional agenda, announced the Foreign Ministry. New Guinea's Prime Minister to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6034&SEO=new-guineas-prime-minister-to-visit-cuba Havana, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina ) The Prime Minister of New Guinea, Peter O''Neill, will start a visit in Cuba starting next Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced. Inauguration of New Tourist Village in Eastern Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6032&SEO=inauguration-of-new-tourist-village-in-eastern-cuba Maisi, Cuba, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) A new tourist installation by Grupo Empresarial Isla Azul was inaugurated Friday next to the emblematic lighthouse of Maisi, Paso de los Vientos, southeastern part of the island of Cuba. Cuba Widens National Seismologic Network http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6031&SEO=cuba-widens-national-seismologic-network 18 de noviembre de 2016, 16:00Santiago de Cuba, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The net of stations of the Cuban National Seismologic System (SSN in Spanish) is continuing its widening, to optimize monitoring of earthquakes, so the experts can be able to spread the data all along and aside the entire national territory. Supreme Court Says Scots and Welsh Have Say in Brexit Case http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6030&SEO=supreme-court-says-scots-and-welsh-have-say-in-brexit-case London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina)The Scottish and Welsh governments are to be allowed to have a say in the Supreme Court battle over how Brexit should be triggered. CARICOM Council Representatives Want to Expand Caribbean Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6028&SEO=caricom-council-representatives-want-to-expand-caribbean-trade 18 de noviembre de 2016, 15:28Georgetown, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Economic and Commercial Developent advocated Friday for the strengthening of the links between the member countries, to achieve a greater regional trade, in a forum in Guyana. Cuba and Vietnam Negotiate New Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6022&SEO=cuba-and-vietnam-negotiate-new-trade-agreement 18 de noviembre de 2016, 14:30Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Vietnam are negotiating a new trade agreement aimed at expanding and diversifying bilateral relations, representatives from both countries confirmed today. 1.2 Million Somalis Affected by Food Insecurity Due to Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6018&SEO=1.2-million-somalis-affected-by-food-insecurity-due-to-drought 18 de noviembre de 2016, 14:00Mogadishu, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Due to the drought, 1.2 million Somalis are now suffering food insecurity, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today. NATO Called on European Countries to Invest More in Defense http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6014&SEO=nato-called-on-european-countries-to-invest-more-in-defense Brussels, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged several European countries to meet the alliance''s goal of spending two percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on defense. Turkish Company Starts Direct Flights to Cuba and Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6011&SEO=turkish-company-starts-direct-flights-to-cuba-and-venezuela Istanbul, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines (THY) has confirmed today that direct flights from Istanbul to Havana and Caracas will begin as of December 20th, with three departures per week. Pope Francis Rejects Criticism of his Ecumenical Stance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6010&SEO=pope-francis-rejects-criticism-of-his-ecumenical-stance Rome, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today rejected criticism from those who believe that he is taking the Catholic Church towards Protestantism and warned that it is always important to distinguish the spirit in which those views are formulated. Meeting of Leaders in APEC Forum Enters Final Stretch http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5996&SEO=meeting-of-leaders-in-apec-forum-enters-final-stretch Lima, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The APEC Summit in Peru has been focused on the culmination of the meeting of foreign ministers and foreign trade ministers, in addition to the arrival of US President Barack Obama and China, Xi Jinping, among other rulers. Cuba Reduces Water Losses with Support from Arab Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5994&SEO=cuba-reduces-water-losses-with-support-from-arab-countries Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has implemented nine projects to reduce water losses with the financial support of Arab nations, amounting to $221 million USD, a sector source said today. Xenophobic Attacks in the United Kingdom Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5986&SEO=xenophobic-attacks-in-the-united-kingdom-increase 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:39London, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) A new attack with acid against a man of Pakistani origin, few days after a similar action against two Polish citizens in this capital, shows a worrying increase of the use of those substances in xenophobic acts, local media outlets said today. Union Urges for Unity to Prevent Economic Collapse in Puerto Rico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5984&SEO=union-urges-for-unity-to-prevent-economic-collapse-in-puerto-rico 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:38San Juan, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Due to the possibility that the government runs out of money, the United Public Servants (SPU) urged today for political and social unity in order to prevent Puerto Rico''s economic collapse. Director of International Atomic Energy Agency to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5985&SEO=director-of-international-atomic-energy-agency-to-visit-cuba 17 de noviembre de 2016, 16:38Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Yukiya Amano, general director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will make an official visit to Cuba from November 20 to 22, as confirmed by the Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry Thursday. Prime Minister of Serbia Praises Chinese Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5982&SEO=prime-minister-of-serbia-praises-chinese-cooperation 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:53Belgrade, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, thanked China''s actions towards Serbia in economic and political terms. Saudi Arabia Urges OPEC to Reduce Oil Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5977&SEO=saudi-arabia-urges-opec-to-reduce-oil-production 17 de noviembre de 2016, 15:11Riad, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih stated today that that OPEC should cut oil output to 32.5 million barrels per day (bpd), the lower end of a range agreed in Algeria to balance the market Fourth Venezuelan Ship Carrying Hurricane Aid Arrives in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5974&SEO=fourth-venezuelan-ship-carrying-hurricane-aid-arrives-in-cuba 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:56Santiago de Cuba, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The T 62 ship, of the Bolivarian Navy, arrived today at Guillermon Moncada port in Santiago de Cuba. US Public Health in Crisis For Addiction to Drugs and Alcohol http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5972&SEO=us-public-health-in-crisis-for-addiction-to-drugs-and-alcohol 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:38Washington, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy has stated that alcohol and drug abuse affect tens of millions of U.S. citizens and represent a serious public health crisis. Turkey Expects First of Two Batch of 24 New F-35s in 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5967&SEO=turkey-expects-first-of-two-batch-of-24-new-f-35s-in-2018 17 de noviembre de 2016, 14:23Ankara,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Turkey expects to take delivery of the first two of a batch of 24 more Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft in 2018, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said today. Vietnamese President Encourages Trade and Investments with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5966&SEO=vietnamese-president-encourages-trade-and-investments-with-cuba Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese President Dai Tran Quang exhorted Vietnamese entrepreneurs to make busineses and investments with Cuba and increase the economic, commercial and financial links, and make joint investments in both nations. Venezuelan Sends Petrohouses for Victims of Hurricane in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5961&SEO=venezuelan-sends-petrohouses-for-victims-of-hurricane-in-cuba Maisi, Cuba, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The construction of a Petrohouse neighborhood, donated by Venezuela, for the victims of Hurricane Matthew has started today in Punta de Maisi, Cuba''s easternmost tip. Turkey Dismisses 20,000 Militaries Since Coup Attempt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5958&SEO=turkey-dismisses-20000-militaries-since-coup-attempt 17 de noviembre de 2016, 12:37Ankara, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish military''s purge after the July 15th failed coup has led to the dismissal of 20,000 people, the Defense Minister, Fikri Isik explained today. Marrakech Prepares COP22 Final Declaration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5956&SEO=marrakech-prepares-cop22-final-declaration Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Delegates at the United Nations Convention of the Parties on Global Warming (COP22) enjoyed the center of the historical Medina, in Marrakesh, a few meters from the emblematic Jamaa el-Fna Square. Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Ends Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5950&SEO=vietnamese-president-tran-dai-quang-ends-visit-to-cuba Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese President, Tran Dai Quang, is concluding an official visit to Cuba today with the opening of a business forum for cooperation between the two nations. United Nations, the Uncomfortable Questions of John Ging http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5949&SEO=united-nations-the-uncomfortable-questions-of-john-ging By Waldo Mendiluza United Nations, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) In a world where so many persons die today of preventible causes and some waste enormous resources, including those destined to military expenditures, the questions posed by John Ging, UN humanitarian expert, are considered untimely and uncomfortable. Peru: Close to APEC Summit Amidst Fire Impact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5943&SEO=peru-close-to-apec-summit-amidst-fire-impact Lima, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The countdown to the meeting of heads of state of the Asia-Pacific Cooperation Forum (APEC) seems to accelerate amidst the commotion caused by a fire near the hotel that will house most of the main participants. New Lines of La Paz Cable Railway to be inaugurated in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5931&SEO=new-lines-of-la-paz-cable-railway-to-be-inaugurated-in-2017 La Paz, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will inaugurate in 2017 new lines of the Cable Railway that links the cities of La Paz and El Alto, according to statements of Cesar Docweiler, General Manager of the state enterprise of cable transport Mi Teleferico. One in 5 Children Displaced in Central African Republic, Says UNICEF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5930&SEO=one-in-5-children-displaced-in-central-african-republic-says-unicef United Nations,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one in five children in the Central African Republic remain displaced or is a refugee following the violence that has killed thousands of people, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Smog From Wild Fires Affected 69 Million People in Indonesia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5929&SEO=smog-from-wild-fires-affected-69-million-people-in-indonesia 17 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Jakarta, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) According to a study published today in the journal Scientific Reports, 69 million people have been affected by the so-called killer smog caused by forest fires. Scientists Turn Sewage into Crude Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5926&SEO=scientists-turn-sewage-into-crude-oil 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:18Washington, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) US scientists have developed a technique that can turn sewage into biocrude oil in a matter of minutes, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) announced. Eurogroup Says Brexit Negotiation Will Take More Than Two Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5925&SEO=eurogroup-says-brexit-negotiation-will-take-more-than-two-years 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:17London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations between European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom on the withdrawal of the UK from the regional bloc could take more than the two years, the president of the Eurogroup predicted today. UN Expressed Sadness for Poor Response in Aid to Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5924&SEO=un-expressed-sadness-for-poor-response-in-aid-to-haiti 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:15United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The head of Operations of the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Office, John Ging, has expressed his sadness for the fact that only 40 percent of the 120 million dollars requested to help Haiti after the country was devastated by Hurricane Mathew, is available. IEA: COP21 Emissions Targets Insufficient to Curb Global Warming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5923&SEO=iea-cop21-emissions-targets-insufficient-to-curb-global-warming 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:04London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency (IEA) reported today that the Greenhouse gas emission targets set by last year''s Paris Agreement on climate change are insufficient to meet the declared goal of keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius. Cuba and Austria Will Sign Accord for Economic Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5921&SEO=cuba-and-austria-will-sign-accord-for-economic-collaboration 16 de noviembre de 2016, 17:01Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Austrian vice-minister of Science, Research and Economy, Bernadette Marianne Gierlinger, is beginning a visit to Cuba today, with the purpose of signing a memorandum of understanding on international economic collaboration. Kenya Requests Support for African Union Chaiperson http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5917&SEO=kenya-requests-support-for-african-union-chaiperson 16 de noviembre de 2016, 16:44Nairobi, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta has asked his Burundian counterpart, Pierre Nkurunziza, to support his country´s nominatee for Chaiperson of the African Union, according to regional media. Caribbean Trade Ministers to Discuss Regional Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5912&SEO=caribbean-trade-ministers-to-discuss-regional-development 16 de noviembre de 2016, 15:36Georgetown, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community Ministers of Trade (CARICOM) will meet on Thursday and Friday in Georgetown to discuss issues related to regional development. Japan Surveys Foreigners on Racial Discrimination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5909&SEO=japan-surveys-foreigners-on-racial-discrimination Tokyo, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) In a context of increasing measures to boost immigration and benefit the national economy, the Japanese government has launched a macro-survey today to ask foreigners residing in the country if they were discriminated against on racist grounds. Not Using Cell Phones Can Improve Productivity By 26 Percent, Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5908&SEO=not-using-cell-phones-can-improve-productivity-by-26-percent-study London,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Smartphones might be helping employees keep in touch with colleagues and do urgent tasks on the move, but using these devices at workplace actually make people less productive, says a new study by the Universities of Würzburg and Nottingham-Trent. Debate on Devaluation Continues in Trinidad & Tobago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5907&SEO=debate-on-devaluation-continues-in-trinidad-tobago Port Spain, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Trinidad & Tobago, is debating whether or not to accept the findings of a new study by the Inter American Development Bank (IADB), which says that devaluing the national currency would stimulate the weak economy, which has suffered a lot of ups and downs. Panama Calls for an Integrated Regional Response to Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5906&SEO=panama-calls-for-an-integrated-regional-response-to-migration 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:41Tegucigalpa, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The government of Panama has proposed that the region join forces to take care of the immigration problem on the continent. Experts Suggest the Use of Pokemon App to Conserve Biodiversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5904&SEO=experts-suggest-the-use-of-pokemon-app-to-conserve-biodiversity 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:28London, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) An international consortium of researchers believes that the popular game for smartphones Pokemon Go can be useful for conservation of species and biodiversity, reports Conservation Letters magazine today. Far Right Sweden Democrats Close in as Second Largest Party, Poll http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5903&SEO=far-right-sweden-democrats-close-in-as-second-largest-party-poll 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:22Stockolm, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The far right Sweden Democrats are vying for a place as the second largest party, a poll today showed. South Korean President Slow on Responding Questions of Prosecutors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5902&SEO=south-korean-president-slow-on-responding-questions-of-prosecutors 16 de noviembre de 2016, 14:00Soul,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Opposition parties and several sectors critized today president Park Geun-hye for refusing to respond inmediatly to the prosecutors questions in a political scandal involving information given to a close assistant. Russia Shows Firm Hand against Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5896&SEO=russia-shows-firm-hand-against-corruption Por Antonio Rondon GarciaMoscow, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) With the arrest of Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev on charges of bribe, Russian authorities seem to close a cycle of firm-hand actions against the scourge of corruption. U.S. Nobel Prizewinner Stiglitz Publishes Report on Panama Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5890&SEO=u.s.-nobel-prizewinner-stiglitz-publishes-report-on-panama-papers 16 de noviembre de 2016, 11:18Panama, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Nobel Prizewinner Joseph Stiglitz and Swiss anticorruption expert Mark Pieth went ahead of their Panamanian colleagues and published their report on the Panama Papers, whose content is being analyzed here today. Eurozone Needs Expansive Fiscal Policy says European Commission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5889&SEO=eurozone-needs-expansive-fiscal-policy-says-european-commission 16 de noviembre de 2016, 10:59Brussels, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Eurozone needs to expand its fiscal policy in 2017 in order to boost economic recovery, says today the European Commission. Third World Internet Conference Opens in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5888&SEO=third-world-internet-conference-opens-in-china 16 de noviembre de 2016, 10:54Beijing, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Heads of international organizations, renowned figures from the computer industry, experts and academics are participating today in the debates of the 3rd World Internet Conference in the city of Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, in eastern China. Cuba Expects a 12-Percent Rise in Current Sugar Cane Harvest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5874&SEO=cuba-expects-a-12-percent-rise-in-current-sugar-cane-harvest 16 de noviembre de 2016, 09:28Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has expected to reach a 12-percent rise in sugar production during the current harvest compared with the plan of the previous campaign, a source in the sector said. Two SDG Perspectives in Cooperative Summit in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5873&SEO=two-sdg-perspectives-in-cooperative-summit-in-uruguay 16 de noviembre de 2016, 09:22Montevideo, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) With the panel ''Two perspectives on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)'', will continue today in this capital the IV Cooperative Summit of the Americas, which will last until tomorrow. China Gives More Impetus to Latin American Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5867&SEO=china-gives-more-impetus-to-latin-american-links 16 de noviembre de 2016, 01:57Beijing, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The next visit of the president of China, Xi Jinping to three countries of Latin America, in what will be his third tourLa próxima visita del presidente de Chin to the region during his mandate, is considered today by analysts as a tightening of bilateral links. Mexico to Launch Tender for Exploitation of Hydrocarbons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5865&SEO=mexico-to-launch-tender-for-exploitation-of-hydrocarbons 16 de noviembre de 2016, 00:04Mexico, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of Energy of Mexico, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, called on national and foreign businessmen to participate in the 3rd tender of the so-called Round Two soon, which covers 14 areas for exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons, was announced today. Some 14 Million Displaced Nigerians Need Urgent Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5864&SEO=some-14-million-displaced-nigerians-need-urgent-aid 16 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Abuja, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 14 million out of the total number of people displaced by the terrorist actions of the extremist Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram are in urgent need of aid, said an official of the United Nations today. German Companies Explore Chances of Business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5860&SEO=german-companies-explore-chances-of-business-with-cuba 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:51Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) German entrepreneurs explored today here business opportunities, a forum organized on the occasion of the visit Geramn Vice Minister of Economics, Iris Gleicke, is making to the island of Cuba. Russian President Removes Minister Accused of Bribery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5855&SEO=russian-president-removes-minister-accused-of-bribery Moscow, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin removed Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev, who is accused of demanding to be paid millions to approve the buy of the State package of shares of the company Beshneft. Labor Ministers of Gulf Cooperation Council Tackle Common Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5854&SEO=labor-ministers-of-gulf-cooperation-council-tackle-common-market 15 de noviembre de 2016, 16:09Riyadh, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Labor and Social Development ministers of the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf called here today to promote inclusive programs and materialize the common market of the area to achieve full equality among the population in the region. President of Vietnam Starts Official Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5853&SEO=president-of-vietnam-starts-official-visit-to-cuba Havana, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s president, Tran Dai Quang, arrived in Cuba today in order to conduct an official visit, which will conclude next Thursday. 5.3 Earthquake Shook Northeastern Region of Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5851&SEO=5.3-earthquake-shook-northeastern-region-of-afghanistan 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:50Kabul, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Hindu Kush region in northeastern Afghanistan today, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC). USA: Gov't Fines Multinational Company for Trading with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5849&SEO=usa-govt-fines-multinational-company-for-trading-with-cuba 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:40Washington, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government fined the multinational company National Oilwell Varco (NOV) and its subsidiaries Dreco Energy Services and NOV Elmar, for previous business operations made with Cuba, said sources here today. VP Accuses Polar Company of Boycotting Venezuela's Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5847&SEO=vp-accuses-polar-company-of-boycotting-venezuelas-economy 15 de noviembre de 2016, 15:37Caracas, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Aristobulo Isturiz, accused Empresas Polar today of yielding to national and international right-wing blackmail and of boycotting the development of the country''s economy. Varadero Registered Increase in Quality Standards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5841&SEO=varadero-registered-increase-in-quality-standards Varadero, Cuba, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 rooms at Varadero increased their quality standards with a view to the tourist season. Belgian Army Protests Due to Changes in Military Retirement Age http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5839&SEO=belgian-army-protests-due-to-changes-in-military-retirement-age 15 de noviembre de 2016, 14:44Brussels, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Some 10,000 members of the Belgian Army held a demonstration today against the Government''s attempt to increase the retirement age for the military. Climate Change Summit, a Questioned Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5835&SEO=climate-change-summit-a-questioned-reality Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Summit on Climate Change (COP22) is a reality with participation of more than 60 heads of State and Government and the general will to boost the Paris Agreement, but with many questions. U.K. Desestimates Accusations of Inefficiency to Implement Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5833&SEO=u.k.-desestimates-accusations-of-inefficiency-to-implement-brexit London, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The British government desestimated today the repeated accusations against it regarding its possible inefficiency to implement the process of withdrawal from the European Union (EU) called Brexit. UN Body Warns of Growing Food Shortage in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5832&SEO=un-body-warns-of-growing-food-shortage-in-syria Rome, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) About 9.4 million Syrians need help in the face of a reduction in food production caused by war and unfavorable weather conditions, warned the United Nations agencies: FAO and WFP. UN: Accused US Authorities Of Use of Force Against Natives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5831&SEO=un-accused-us-authorities-of-use-of-force-against-natives United Nations, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai has accused the US authorities of excessive use of force against natives people protesting against a pipeline project that would cross their lands in North Dakota. West Decline Has Begun Says Ignacio Ramonet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5830&SEO=west-decline-has-begun-says-ignacio-ramonet Panama, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The decline of the West has began and is shown in the campaign slogan of President-elect Donald Trump, ''Making the United States Great Again'', the French political scientist Ignacio Ramonet, who is visiting Panama, said today. Mexico Fears Massive Deportation of its Migrants from the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5829&SEO=mexico-fears-massive-deportation-of-its-migrants-from-the-us Mexico, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has begun seriously contemplating the possibility that millions of its migrants may be deported back from the United States. Germany Opposes Interference in Turkey's Accession to the EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5827&SEO=germany-opposes-interference-in-turkeys-accession-to-the-eu Ankara, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) European governments should not intervene in the debate on the advisability of ending the accession negotiations with Turkey, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declared today in Ankara. FAO Representative in Angola Donates Cash Prize to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5824&SEO=fao-representative-in-angola-donates-cash-prize-to-cuba 15 de noviembre de 2016, 11:50Luanda, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) In the spirit of Cuban solidarity, Guinean engineer Mamoudou Diallo has donated the amount of a special prize he received from FAO to the Cuban government and people. Russian Minister Charged With Bribery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5817&SEO=russian-minister-charged-with-bribery Moscow, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Investigation Committee (SKR) has filed an official accusation against the Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev, who allegedly demanded a million-dollar payment to allow a commercial transaction. US Entrepreneurs Seek Investment Opportunities in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5813&SEO=us-entrepreneurs-seek-investment-opportunities-in-ecuador Quito, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 12 companies from the United States are visiting Ecuador today to learn about the portfolio of opportunities offered by this South American country in trade and investment. Ecuador and Russia Strengthen Strategic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5807&SEO=ecuador-and-russia-strengthen-strategic-relations 15 de noviembre de 2016, 00:11Quito, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and Russia emmited a Joint Declaration in which they expressed satisfaction for the strengthening of their strategic relations, reported the Foreign Ministry of the South American nation. Millions of Tons of Food are Wasted in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5806&SEO=millions-of-tons-of-food-are-wasted-in-mexico 15 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Mexico, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) In Mexico 37 percent of food production, the equivalant of 10,341,000 tonnes, is lost every year. Private Sector and Political Issues in Marrakech http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5804&SEO=private-sector-and-political-issues-in-marrakech 14 de noviembre de 2016, 17:51Por Fausto TrianaMarrakech, Morocco, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The scenarios were different and the bid by negotiators was sometimes exasperating, but the essential issues about global warming are still intact. Indonesia Through New Wave of Inter-Religious Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5802&SEO=indonesia-through-new-wave-of-inter-religious-violence 14 de noviembre de 2016, 16:10Jakarta, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The death of a Indonesian two-year-old girl after an attack against a church in Kalimantan is the most recent expression of inter-religious violence in this country, which has a population with a Muslim majority. Malaysia Begins Pilot Project to Give Jobs to Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5801&SEO=malaysia-begins-pilot-project-to-give-jobs-to-refugees 14 de noviembre de 2016, 15:40Kuala Lumpur, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Malaysian Government will allow around 300 Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar to look for jobs in this country, as part of a pilot project designed to cover the next three years. Jamaica to Improve Port Facilities for Receiving Cruise Ships http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5788&SEO=jamaica-to-improve-port-facilities-for-receiving-cruise-ships 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:01Kingston, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica is promoting a plan to improve the port facilities and the main cities that receive cruise ships with the objective of attracting more tourist activity of this type, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) reported today. Two Hundred Children Could Die in Nigeria From Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5787&SEO=two-hundred-children-could-die-in-nigeria-from-hunger 14 de noviembre de 2016, 14:00Abuja, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) A new survey from Save the Children has found that up to half of all under-fives are acutely malnourished in some parts of north-east Nigeria where it is feared 200 children could die every day in a hidden hunger crisis. Japan to Share Costs of Troops Deployment with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5785&SEO=japan-to-share-costs-of-troops-deployment-with-usa Tokyo, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Amid people''s discontent caused by attempts to change the peaceful Japanese Constitution, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asserted today his country would properly share the costs of their troops deployed here with the United States. Deputy Minister Meets with Cuban Students in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5783&SEO=deputy-minister-meets-with-cuban-students-in-russia 14 de noviembre de 2016, 13:06Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Minister of Transportation, Eduardo Rodriguez, met with Cuban students in Russia, diplomatic sources said. Cigar Lovers Attend Event in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5780&SEO=cigar-lovers-attend-event-in-cuba 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:28Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) An international meeting of Partagas cigar lovers begins in Havana today, confirming the strengthened position of Cuba''s Premium cigars in the world market. International Forum of Cultural Diversity Begins in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5779&SEO=international-forum-of-cultural-diversity-begins-in-bolivia 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:26La Paz, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The International Forum of Cultural Diversities Indigenous Peoples of South America begins today with a tribute to Túpac Katari, a leader of the indigenous rebellion against the Spanish in the 1780''s. Japan Admits Difficult Future for Transpacific Treaty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5778&SEO=japan-admits-difficult-future-for-transpacific-treaty 14 de noviembre de 2016, 12:25Tokyo, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted today that the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) faces a difficult future after the recent presidential elections in the United States. Russia and Celac Address Bilateral Cooperation in Sochi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5769&SEO=russia-and-celac-address-bilateral-cooperation-in-sochi Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov is holding talks today in Sochi with the enlarged quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Mexico Prepared for Economic Challenges, assures the Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5768&SEO=mexico-prepared-for-economic-challenges-assures-the-government 14 de noviembre de 2016, 10:26Mexico, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government announced the country is prepared to face the high financial volatility affecting the peso and also the sequels of the victory of Donald Trump in U.S. presidential elections. European Central Bank Worried about US Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5766&SEO=european-central-bank-worried-about-us-protectionism Berlin, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Vitor Constancio, has warned of the possible negative economic effects of the US protection measures announced by President-elect Donald Trump. Climate Change Summit Full of Symbolism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5738&SEO=climate-change-summit-full-of-symbolism Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP22) will be held from Tuesday, November 15, after several days of deliberations at the expert and ministerial level. Iran Rules Out Compensation Claimed by Turkey Over Natural Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5732&SEO=iran-rules-out-compensation-claimed-by-turkey-over-natural-gas Tehran, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran ruled out a payment to Turkey of 25 percent economic compensation for the cut in the export of natural gas to the Eurasian country, which triggered a legal dispute, asserted today an official source. UN Agency Warns of Danger of Famine in South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5733&SEO=un-agency-warns-of-danger-of-famine-in-south-sudan Juba, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) An official of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) issued an alert on a possible famine caused by the military conflict in South Sudan. Relative Calm Returns to Somalia After Death of 45: UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5731&SEO=relative-calm-returns-to-somalia-after-death-of-45-un 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:23Mogadiscio,Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Relative calm has returned to central Somali town of Galkayo but tension remains high after sporadic fighting between two rival regional states claimed lives of 45 people after five weeks of fighting, the UN humanitarian agency said on Friday. EAU Calls for Shared Global Responsibility in Planning Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5729&SEO=eau-calls-for-shared-global-responsibility-in-planning-future 12 de noviembre de 2016, 11:12Abu Dhabi, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, urged governments, international organizations and private institutions to assume the shared responsibility to plan the future of the world. Vietnam-China Relations Very Active http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5724&SEO=vietnam-china-relations-very-active 12 de noviembre de 2016, 10:24Hanoi, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and China are very active today following the visit here this week of the parliamentary leader of the neighboring country, Zhang Dejiang, and the holding of the Third Binational Youth Festival, among other actions. Government-Opposition Dialogue Attracts Attention in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5718&SEO=government-opposition-dialogue-attracts-attention-in-venezuela Caracas, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The results of the second meeting of the government-opposition dialogue are have flooded the media and attracted public attention in Venezuela after a day without concrete agreements, but with progress in the negotiations. Russia Will Never Discuss Crimea Determination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5714&SEO=russia-will-never-discuss-crimea-determination Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia does not intend to discuss the matter of the soveranity of the Crimean peninsula , and expects the understanding of this reality by the United States and Europe, said the Kremlin today. British Opposition Party States Against Brexit Implementation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5710&SEO=british-opposition-party-states-against-brexit-implementation London, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The British opposition party Democratic Liberals announced today that it would object the beginning of negotiations for the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union (EU), an action also called Brexit. Donald Trump, a Middle East Love Story? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5706&SEO=donald-trump-a-middle-east-love-story By Ulises Canales Prison Demanded for Accused of Corruption in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5705&SEO=prison-demanded-for-accused-of-corruption-in-italy Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General Office in Rome requested today two sentences of prison for 18 accused, among them a senator and a re-known businessman, in the case on corruption related to the so-called case P3. Government to Present Proposal to Guarantee Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5698&SEO=government-to-present-proposal-to-guarantee-peace-in-venezuela 11 de noviembre de 2016, 16:04Caracas, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced that the Bolivarian Government would present today, at the negotiation tables with the opposition, the political proposals by the Executive to guarantee peace in the country. Cuban City of Cienfuegos Promotes Cruise Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5697&SEO=cuban-city-of-cienfuegos-promotes-cruise-tourism 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:57Cienfuegos, Cuba Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The cruise season for this port on the southern coast of Cuba, which traditionally ends in April, will last until the end of December. Angolan VP Calls to Face Crisis as an Opportunity for Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5696&SEO=angolan-vp-calls-to-face-crisis-as-an-opportunity-for-development 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:55Luanda, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Vice President Manuel Vicente called on today to face the economic crisis hitting Angola as an opportunity to rectify, do better projects and to face development. The South Centre and FAO Step Up Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5692&SEO=the-south-centre-and-fao-step-up-cooperation 11 de noviembre de 2016, 15:01Marrakech, Marruecos, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) FAO is joining forces with the South Centre, an intergovernmental organization of developing countries, to help the countries of the Global South eliminate hunger and malnutrition, reduce poverty, address climate change and achieve sustainable rural development under the umbrella of South-South cooperation. Bolivia to Denounce Almagro's Interventionist Stance Before OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5691&SEO=bolivia-to-denounce-almagros-interventionist-stance-before-oas La Paz, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Diego Pary, said today that his government will denounce the organization''s secretary general, Diego Almagro, due to his intervention in internal affairs. Pope Francis Addresses Current Issues in an Interview http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5685&SEO=pope-francis-addresses-current-issues-in-an-interview Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The situation of refugees and immigrants is today the main concern for Pope Francis, who expressed his interest in the immigration crisis in an interview with the newspaper La Repubblica, published today. Spanish Company Bodegas Torres Focuses on Cuban Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5682&SEO=spanish-company-bodegas-torres-focuses-on-cuban-tourism La Habana, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish wine company Bodegas Torres S.A., Miguel Torres, is focused on the commerce of Cuba and its growing tourist industry. A Tough Brexit Expected for the United Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5681&SEO=a-tough-brexit-expected-for-the-united-kingdom London, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The credit qualifying agency Standard &Poor''s forecast today a severe Brexit (withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union) in which the UK could lose its free access to the group''s market. U.S. Elections Would Influence German Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5676&SEO=u.s.-elections-would-influence-german-economy 11 de noviembre de 2016, 11:01Berlín, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The German Ministry of the Economy admitted today that the global panorama of this sector is marked by the uncertainty after U.S. elections, above all on this country.l Ecuador and European Union Sign Multi-Party Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5675&SEO=ecuador-and-european-union-sign-multi-party-trade-agreement Brussels, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and the European Union (EU) have signed a trade agreement today in Brussels allowing the South American country to export products to countries in the regional bloc with zero tariffs. Philippine President Promises to Continue What He Started http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5674&SEO=philippine-president-promises-to-continue-what-he-started Manila, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte today ruled out that a change of government in the United States would affect his decision to build stronger alliances with China, Russia and Southeast Asian countries. Paraguay Totals 56 Foreign Markets for Beef http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5670&SEO=paraguay-totals-56-foreign-markets-for-beef 11 de noviembre de 2016, 10:15Asuncion, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay has joined about 56 foreign markets for beef, with a new contract with South Korea, according to official data reported today. APEC: Chinese President to Promote Economic Regional Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5658&SEO=apec-chinese-president-to-promote-economic-regional-integration Beijing, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The participation of Chinese president Xi Jinping in the coming Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) shows the interest this country has in regional economic integration, considered today Li Baodong, Viceminister of Foreign Relations. Chinese President to Promote Trade in Trip to Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5657&SEO=chinese-president-to-promote-trade-in-trip-to-latin-america 11 de noviembre de 2016, 00:09 Beijing, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Experts here agreed the next visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to three Latin American countries and APEC Forum, will promote trade and cooperation. Food Prices Rise, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5656&SEO=food-prices-rise-says-fao Rome, Nov 11(Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported a 0.7 percent increase in the overall food price index in October compared to September. Russia and CELAC to Analyze Cooperation and Trump's Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5654&SEO=russia-and-celac-to-analyze-cooperation-and-trumps-victory Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Russia will analyze on November 14-15, in Sochi, bilateral cooperation and the electoral victory achieved by multimillionaire businessman Donald Trump, the Foreign Ministry said today. Jamaican Gov't Reiterates Willingness to Fight Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5651&SEO=jamaican-govt-reiterates-willingness-to-fight-human-trafficking Kingston, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Despite advances in combating trafficking in persons in Jamaica, minister of Justice in this country Delroy Chuck reiterated the government''s willingness to strengthen the fight against this social scourge. Maduro Criticizes Boycott by Local Opposition to Gov't http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5649&SEO=maduro-criticizes-boycott-by-local-opposition-to-govt Caracas, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro criticized the local opposition Thursday, because they do not evaluate the value of the social programs, and try to boycott the work of the government to solve the economic difficulties of Venezuela. Waste to Wealth in Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5648&SEO=waste-to-wealth-in-australia 10 de noviembre de 2016, 16:20Canberra, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina)Australian James Cook University researchers from the Centre for Macroalgal Resources and Biotechnology have successfully used algae to clean up wastewater in North Queensland and say the technique could be used to reduce water pollution on a larger scale. US Virgin Islands Enthusiastic About Chinese Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5647&SEO=us-virgin-islands-enthusiastic-about-chinese-tourism 10 de noviembre de 2016, 16:11Kingston, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The recent visit by US Virgin Islands'' Tourism Commissioner Nicholson Doty to Chengdu and Beijing to attract Chinese visitors has generated enthusiasm in this Caribbean destination, the news website Caribbean360 published today. US Airlines to Start Daily Flights to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5642&SEO=us-airlines-to-start-daily-flights-to-cuba Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The US company Delta Air Lines will begin to operate daily non-stop flights to this capital for the first time in almost 55 years, an executive of the company confirmed today. Caribbean Urged to Promote Creative Tourism in the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5640&SEO=caribbean-urged-to-promote-creative-tourism-in-the-region 10 de noviembre de 2016, 14:56Bridgetown, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) urged today for boosting an industry that benefits education, employment, health and other important sectors in order to improve the quality of life. Cuban Ambassador Presents Credentials in Nepal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5634&SEO=cuban-ambassador-presents-credentials-in-nepal 10 de noviembre de 2016, 13:39Katmandu, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador in India concurring in Nepal, Oscar Martínez, presented presented his credentials to the president of the country, Bidya Devi Bhandari, with whom he addressed the strengthening of bilateral ties. Evo Asks Trump to End US Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5633&SEO=evo-asks-trump-to-end-us-blockade-against-cuba La Paz, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales requested today United States President-elect Donald Trump to end the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed to Cuba for more than half a century. COP22 Urges to End Effects of Climate Change in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5631&SEO=cop22-urges-to-end-effects-of-climate-change-in-africa 10 de noviembre de 2016, 13:26Marrakech, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) As part of the parallel activities during the COP22 Conference, renowned personalities met today in order to share their views on the available means to address the risks related to climate change in Africa. Survey: Economists Consider the FED Will Raise Interest Rates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5630&SEO=survey-economists-consider-the-fed-will-raise-interest-rates 10 de noviembre de 2016, 13:00Washington, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Economists considered today in a poll that the U.S. Federal Reserve (FED) could increase next December the interest rates. Independence Movement Detracts from Force Puerto Rico Annexation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5628&SEO=independence-movement-detracts-from-force-puerto-rico-annexation 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:48San Juan, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The leadership of the Hostosiano National Independence Movement (MINH) has now reduced force to annexation, despite the victory won on Tuesday in the general elections of Puerto Rico, where it controls the government and the National Assembly. Destabilization Moves Against El Salvadoran Government Rejected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5626&SEO=destabilization-moves-against-el-salvadoran-government-rejected 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:44San Salvador, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) El Salvadoran social and trade union organizations have today demand the cessation of the destabilization measures promoted by the right-wing party, Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (Arena), the Constitutional Hall and economic power groups against the government. Germans Expect Worsening of Relations with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5625&SEO=germans-expect-worsening-of-relations-with-usa 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:43Berlin, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Following the election victory of presidential candidate, Donald Trump, in the United States, German citizens remain skeptical about the future of bilateral relations. Ecuador, United Arab Emirates Strengthen Trade Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5624&SEO=ecuador-united-arab-emirates-strengthen-trade-relations 10 de noviembre de 2016, 12:42Quito, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Ecuador and the United Arab Emirates take actions today to strengthen their trade and financial relations, with the signing of a mutual cooperation agreement. IEA urges OPEC to Agree on Oil Production Cut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5616&SEO=iea-urges-opec-to-agree-on-oil-production-cut Paris, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) should decide on its promises of reducing oil production over the next months in order to stabilize the market in 2017, alerted today the International Energy Agency (IEA). Iran Reacts Positively to IAEA Report on Nuclear Pact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5607&SEO=iran-reacts-positively-to-iaea-report-on-nuclear-pact Tehran, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran has welcomed a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on its nuclear activities, and has reaffirmed its commitment to the agreement signed last year. India Begins Process of Bills Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5606&SEO=india-begins-process-of-bills-exchange New Delhi, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) India woke up today to be greeted by banks flooded with customers seeking to get rid of 500 and 1000 rupee bills (7.5 and 15 dollars, respectively), which the government, in an attempt to fight corruption, has declared are no longer legal tender. European Commission Downgrades British Growth Forecast for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5600&SEO=european-commission-downgrades-british-growth-forecast-for-2017 10 de noviembre de 2016, 00:08Brussels, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission has sharply lowers today its growth estimates for the United Kingdom´s economy, stating that it could grow barely 1 percent in 2017 due to the effects of its exit from the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit. Protocol on Forced Labor Comes into Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5598&SEO=protocol-on-forced-labor-comes-into-force 10 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02Geneva, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Protocol of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on forced labor, which came into force today, will allow effective measures to be adopted to prevent and eliminate this problem and protect the victims, according to Guy Ryder, the director-general of the ILO. Second Shipment of UNPD Aid Arrives in Matthew Affected Cuban Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5597&SEO=second-shipment-of-unpd-aid-arrives-in-matthew-affected-cuban-areas 09 de noviembre de 2016, 17:14Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) A second shipment from the United Nations Program for Development (UNPD) has arrived in Santiago de Cuba in support of the recovery effort in the territories affected by Hurricane Matthew. Caribbean to Discuss Sustainable Energy Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5581&SEO=caribbean-to-discuss-sustainable-energy-development 09 de noviembre de 2016, 15:31Bridgetown, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Politicians, Caribbean Ministers of Energy and experts will meet in Bridgetown, Barbados, from tomorrow in order to discuss possible ways to promote sustainable energy development in the region. Australia Investigates Radio Interference in Aircraft Monitoring http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5579&SEO=australia-investigates-radio-interference-in-aircraft-monitoring 09 de noviembre de 2016, 15:10Canberra, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Federal Police today reported an ongoing investigation into the alleged sabotage of their aircraft monitoring system. El Salvador: CELAC Countries Analyze Progress Made in Family Farming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5578&SEO=el-salvador-celac-countries-analyze-progress-made-in-family-farming San Salvador, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd CELAC Ministerial Meeting on Family Farming began today in the capital of El Salvador in order to analyze the progress made in the fight against hunger. Cuba and Russia Sign Contract for Railway Cars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5576&SEO=cuba-and-russia-sign-contract-for-railway-cars 09 de noviembre de 2016, 14:48Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Russian and Cuban companies, Tvervagonnostroitelny Zavod and Tradex, respectively have signed a contract for buying 68 passenger cars, as part of the railway development program on the island, diplomatic sources said today. Police Continue Protests in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5574&SEO=police-continue-protests-in-france 09 de noviembre de 2016, 14:15Paris, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Police officers from several cities in France are planning demonstrations for today and tomorrow to continue their protest against the lack of security guarantees in the exercise of their duties. Russian Senators Expect to Improve Relations With US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5573&SEO=russian-senators-expect-to-improve-relations-with-us Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Senate Vice President, Ilias Umiljanov expressed today his hope of an improvement of relations between his country and United States, after a clear deterioration in that sense with the outgoing administration. Doctors' Strike Enters Second Day After March in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5570&SEO=doctors-strike-enters-second-day-after-march-in-peru Lima, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) A strike of physicians from the State''s health centers entered today second day in Peru after a march of protest against the appointment of people questioned as directors of the Central Bank. Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Russia Consolidates Ties, Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5569&SEO=chinese-prime-minister-visit-to-russia-consolidates-ties-trade Beijing, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The official visit to Russia of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Kegiang, which concludes today, is seeing by experts very positive, with tangible perspectives to consolidate ties and the already efficient bilateral cooperation. Trump's Victory Unsettles World Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5563&SEO=trumps-victory-unsettles-world-markets 09 de noviembre de 2016, 10:55London, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The election of Republican Candidate Donald Trump as the president of the United States has unsettled the markets and has cast doubts on the economic future of many regions of the world. Donald Trump´s Election Victory Reaches Oil Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5561&SEO=donald-trumpas-election-victory-reaches-oil-market 09 de noviembre de 2016, 10:21London, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices stabilized today after a light decline due to the surprising victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential elections. Syria: The Drama of a Six-Year Imposed War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5549&SEO=syria-the-drama-of-a-six-year-imposed-war By Pedro García Hernández Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Syria is about to enter the sixth year of a war imposed from abroad andwhich encourages terrorists to destroy a nation that resists the drama of seeing vanish what has been built for centuries. Trinidad and Tobago Records Worst Unemployment Rate in Four Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5548&SEO=trinidad-and-tobago-records-worst-unemployment-rate-in-four-years 09 de noviembre de 2016, 00:06Port-of-Spain, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Trinidad and Tobago has recorded the worst unemployment rate in four years, with women being the most affected because they often lose their jobs, the Cental Statistical Office reported. Climate Agreement Generates Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5546&SEO=climate-agreement-generates-investment-opportunities Washington, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The global agreement on climate change, approved last year in Paris, has generated investments close to USD 23 billion until 2030 in emerging markets. Mexico: Ship Detained in Area of Endangered Species http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5543&SEO=mexico-ship-detained-in-area-of-endangered-species 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:53Mexico, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) A ship was detained for illegal fishing in an area destined for the conservation of the vaquita (porpoise) and the totoaba fish, which are endangered species, the Naval Secretariat of Mexico (Semar) reported today. Egyptian Court Reverses Red Sea Islands' Return to Saudi Arabia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5542&SEO=egyptian-court-reverses-red-sea-islands-return-to-saudi-arabia 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:50Cairo, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) An management court in Cairo dismissed today the Egyptian government''s decision to return two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, by rejecting an official appeal on this issue by the Executive. British Supreme Court to Examine Brexit in December http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5541&SEO=british-supreme-court-to-examine-brexit-in-december London, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The British Supreme Court announced that it will examine the appeal by the Government against a judicial decision on the process of separation of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit between December 5 and 8 . Iran Foreign Minister Calls for Stopping Bloodshed in Syria and Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5540&SEO=iran-foreign-minister-calls-for-stopping-bloodshed-in-syria-and-yemen Beirut, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called here today for stopping the bloodshed in Syria and Yemen, while saying that these conflicts have only political solutions and reiterated his country''s support for Lebanon. Venezuela and China to Review Bilateral Cooperation in December http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5539&SEO=venezuela-and-china-to-review-bilateral-cooperation-in-december 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:23Caracas, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro announced today that the China-Venezuela Joint High Level Commission will meet on December in Caracas. Bolivia: Legal Process on Bolivian Opposition Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5536&SEO=bolivia-legal-process-on-bolivian-opposition-leader La Paz, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera, today introduced documents involving the opposition leader and businessman Samuel Doria Medina in a case of tax evasion with economic prejudice to the state. St Vincent and the Grenadines Bans Capture of Sea Turtles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5535&SEO=st-vincent-and-the-grenadines-bans-capture-of-sea-turtles 08 de noviembre de 2016, 16:02Kingstown, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) St Vincent and the Grenadines has ban the capture of sea turtles ot their eggs. Cuba and Serbia Confirm Strength of Their Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5532&SEO=cuba-and-serbia-confirm-strength-of-their-ties Belgrade, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Serbia confirmed the strength of the ties between both countries during a meeting between Ambassador Mayra Ruiz Garcia and the Parliamentary Group of Friendship Group with Cuba. Venezuela: Deputy Calls for Agreement to Ease Political Differences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5531&SEO=venezuela-deputy-calls-for-agreement-to-ease-political-differences 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:32Caracas, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Socialist deputy Héctor Rodríguez invited the Government and the opposition today, to work for an agreement to manage the political conflict and achieve peace in Venezuela. Guyana: Government Cannot Afford Oil Refinery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5529&SEO=guyana-government-cannot-afford-oil-refinery 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:31Georgetown, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) With a required 20 to 30 square kilometer of land somewhere along Guyana''s coastal belt to build a refinery, and a deep-water channel with a one kilometer width to access it from the Atlantic Ocean, leading minds in the oil exploration industry has told the Guyana Guardian that it will cost somewhere around G$900 billion dollars about US$4.4 billion to build an efficient oil refinery here. Thailand Allocates Funds for Victims of Earthquake in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5528&SEO=thailand-allocates-funds-for-victims-of-earthquake-in-ecuador 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:25Quito, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Thailand increased the world aid to Ecuador to ease the serious damage caused to the coastal region by the earthquake in last April, the death toll of which was 671 people. Maduro Urges Opposition to Work for Achieving Unity in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5527&SEO=maduro-urges-opposition-to-work-for-achieving-unity-in-venezuela 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:23Caracas, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on opposition leaders today to work side by side with the government in order to establish policies to ensure a consensus that allows to consolidate national unity. Ecuador Urges to Start Process to Reform UN Charter http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5526&SEO=ecuador-urges-to-start-process-to-reform-un-charter 08 de noviembre de 2016, 15:14Quito, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian government has requested the UN General Assembly to immediately start a process to reform the Charter of the United Nations and the Security Council. US election 2016: The Swing Sates to Watch http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5521&SEO=us-election-2016-the-swing-sates-to-watch 08 de noviembre de 2016, 14:14Washington, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The US elections are coming to an end and the is the question as to decide who will be the next president in the White House. Iran Signs Gas Deal with French Total Worth 4.8 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5518&SEO=iran-signs-gas-deal-with-french-total-worth-4.8-billion-usd Tehran, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian National Oil Company (INOC) has signed an agreement with the French Transnational Totalto to develop the first phase of the Pars Sur natural gas deposit at a cost of 4.8 billion dollars, it was announced today. London Fair Promotes Tourism as an Economic Engine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5516&SEO=london-fair-promotes-tourism-as-an-economic-engine 08 de noviembre de 2016, 12:20London, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Executives and delegates attending the 37th International Tourism Fair in London today confirmed that the tourism industry is a driving force in the world economy. Oil Prices Rise Before US Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5507&SEO=oil-prices-rise-before-us-elections 08 de noviembre de 2016, 10:41London, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today in expectation of a victory by Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election, a result that would offer greater stability, according to market analysts. Uruguay Hosts World Meat Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5504&SEO=uruguay-hosts-world-meat-congress 08 de noviembre de 2016, 10:21Punta del Este, Uruguay, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The 21st World Meat Congress will be held today and tomorrow in the Uruguayan spa city of Punta del Este, attended by more than 700 participants from 36 countries of the world. Brazilian Experts Suggest Interrupting Temer's Tax Adjustment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5500&SEO=brazilian-experts-suggest-interrupting-temers-tax-adjustment 08 de noviembre de 2016, 08:36Brasilia, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the Brazilian Federal Senate suggested interrupting the processing of the severe tax adjustment plan, which was proposed by President Michel Temer and is being debated by two senatorial committees at a public hearing. Mexican Authorities Visit Biopharmaceutical Companies in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5498&SEO=mexican-authorities-visit-biopharmaceutical-companies-in-cuba 08 de noviembre de 2016, 08:30Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) A delegation comprised of Mexican authorities and businessmen, headed by the Federal Commissioner for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), Julio Sanchez, has visited the Cuban bio-pharmaceutical companies to identify and assess areas of cooperation and business. Germany Boosts Aid to U.N. in Africa to Deter Europe Bound Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5493&SEO=germany-boosts-aid-to-u.n.-in-africa-to-deter-europe-bound-migration 08 de noviembre de 2016, 00:06Berlín, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany today pledged a 61-million-euro hike in funding for U.N. relief operations in Africa so that fewer of its people undertake perilous odysseys to Europe according to local authorities. Brexit will Cause the Contraction of the Irish GDP in the Long Term http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5491&SEO=brexit-will-cause-the-contraction-of-the-irish-gdp-in-the-long-term 08 de noviembre de 2016, 00:02London, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The gross domestic product of Ireland could have a long-term contraction of around four percent as a result of Brexit, reports today a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). Africa Demands Permanent Seats on UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5489&SEO=africa-demands-permanent-seats-on-un-security-council 07 de noviembre de 2016, 16:46United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) claimed here today a reform of the United Nations Security Council to increase its permanent and rotating members, with at least two seats in each case for the continent. Southern Countries Demand Security Council Reform at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5490&SEO=southern-countries-demand-security-council-reform-at-un United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Saint Lucia defended today on behalf of more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia for an immediate reform of the United nations (UN) Security Council, to adjust it to the current international situation. Dentsu Raided Over Suspected Overwork Cases in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5487&SEO=dentsu-raided-over-suspected-overwork-cases-in-japan 07 de noviembre de 2016, 16:21Tokyo,Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Labor authorities raided Dentsu Inc''s headquarters and other offices today, suspecting the Japanese advertising giant made a number of staff work overtime illegally following the revelation that a 24-year-old employee committed suicide due to overwork. Fraud in Brexit Campaign Denounced in the United Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5486&SEO=fraud-in-brexit-campaign-denounced-in-the-united-kingdom London, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The campaign carried out in favor of the British withdrawal from the European Union (EU) or Brexit, is investigated for supposed violation of the Electoral Law in the United Kingdom by deception, a spokesperson for the Attorney General''s Office revealed today. Cuba and Mexico Explore Business Potentialities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5484&SEO=cuba-and-mexico-explore-business-potentialities 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:58Havana, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Cuba and Mexico started today in this capital a series of meetings directed to impel the exchange in regulative matters and the pharmaceutical market, as well as to explore the business potentialities. Mediterranean Games Postponed for 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5482&SEO=mediterranean-games-postponed-for-2018 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:32Madrid, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of the Spanish city of Tarragona announced Monday that the Mediterranean Games scheduled for the summer of 2017, will be held one year later. Copppal Congratulates Nicaragua for Electoral Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5481&SEO=copppal-congratulates-nicaragua-for-electoral-process 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:31Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Conference for Latin American and Caribbean Political Parties (COPPPAL) congratulated the Nicaraguan people Monday, because of the civic attitude showed during the presidential elections Sunday in this Central American country, in which no accident or incident was reported. Supreme Electoral Council Confirms Victory of Daniel Ortega http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5480&SEO=supreme-electoral-council-confirms-victory-of-daniel-ortega Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) of Nicaragua confirmed today the victory of President Daniel Ortega in the general elections of last Sunday, after posting the results of 99.8 percent of the polling stations. Australia Reports 50 Fires in New South Wales http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5478&SEO=australia-reports-50-fires-in-new-south-wales 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:14Canberra, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Australian authorities today reported the existence of fifty forest fires in the state of New South Wales, including an incident in Port Stephens which threatens the urban areas. Winner of First Round of Bulgarian Presidential Election Confirmed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5479&SEO=winner-of-first-round-of-bulgarian-presidential-election-confirmed Sofia, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Rumen Radev, an independent candidate supported by the Socialist opposition, has won the first round of presidential elections in Bulgaria, the Central Electoral Commission reported. Reelected Guy Ryder at the International Labour Organization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5476&SEO=reelected-guy-ryder-at-the-international-labour-organization 07 de noviembre de 2016, 15:12Geneva, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) informed about the re-election of Guy Ryder as Director-General for a second term of five years, beginning in October 2017. Number of Extraditions From United States to Guatemala Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5472&SEO=number-of-extraditions-from-united-states-to-guatemala-increases 07 de noviembre de 2016, 14:53Guatemala, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The United States have extradited 28,464 Guatemalans from January to October, 2,367 more Guatemalans, compared to the 26,097 who were repatriated in the same period of 2015, the Directorate General of Immigration reported. The Philippines Cancels Purchase of 26,000 US Rifles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5470&SEO=the-philippines-cancels-purchase-of-26000-us-rifles 07 de noviembre de 2016, 14:21Manila, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, today announced that he canceled the purchase of 26,000 US assault rifles for the police, in another demonstration of distance in the bilateral relations. Free Transit Does Not Exist, Says President Evo Morales http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5467&SEO=free-transit-does-not-exist-says-president-evo-morales La Paz, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, today called once again to international organizations to verify the serious harm caused to the exports and imports of the country by obstacles in the territory of Chile. Mexico Increases Use of Solar Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5465&SEO=mexico-increases-use-of-solar-energy 07 de noviembre de 2016, 12:41Mexico, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is increasing its use of solar energy and expects that by the end the year small and medium scale contracts will increase by 71 percent. Russia Commemorates October Revolution's Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5464&SEO=russia-commemorates-october-revolutions-anniversary Moscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) A reconstruction of a historic military parade, which took place in Red Square in 1941, and a march by Russian Communists will together celebrate the 99th anniversary of the October Revolution today. Russia-China: Rapprochement of Walls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5457&SEO=russia-china-rapprochement-of-walls Por By Antonio García RondónMoscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The similarity of the Great Wall of China and the Kremlin walls appear as symbols of the unity of development plans in discussion by the prime ministers of both states today in St. Petersburg. World Tourism Fair Begins in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5449&SEO=world-tourism-fair-begins-in-london London, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 37th edition of the World Tourism Fair in London (World Travel Market-WTM) began today with a strong impact of delegations from Latin America and Spain, its organizers said. Mexicans Should Get Used to Higher Fuel and Electricity Tariffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5445&SEO=mexicans-should-get-used-to-higher-fuel-and-electricity-tariffs 07 de noviembre de 2016, 01:56Mexico, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexican citizens should get used to higher prices for fuel and electricity, according to statements by Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo. China Defends its Stability in Economic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5435&SEO=china-defends-its-stability-in-economic-development Beijing, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of China, Li Keqiang, assured the country will overcome all adversities the economy may face and will maintain sturdy growth while it accelerates the transformation in that area. President of the EC concerned about Former Officials' New Posts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5432&SEO=president-of-the-ec-concerned-about-former-officials-new-posts Brussels, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his concern over the jobs of former commissioners due to the scandal that recently came to light. Banker Suggests Benefits for Ireland Due to Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5431&SEO=banker-suggests-benefits-for-ireland-due-to-brexit Dublin, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Richard Pym, president of Allied Irish Banks in Ireland, suggested that this country could benefit because of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit. Self-Employment Activities Prove Valid for the Cuban Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5430&SEO=self-employment-activities-prove-valid-for-the-cuban-economy By Cira Rodriguez César Havana, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) The creation of non-state forms of management (self-employment work) in Cuba is wise and challenging and more than necessary to achieve the sustainable development of the national economy. Petroecuador Case Advances, Arrest by Interpol Pending http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5428&SEO=petroecuador-case-advances-arrest-by-interpol-pending Quito, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The case of corruption known as Petroecuador or Esmeraldas refinery, took new steps today with the involvement of the International Criminal Police (Interpol) at the request of the Ecuadorian authorities. USA: Economy, Hottest Issue in Hillary-Trump Campaigns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5421&SEO=usa-economy-hottest-issue-in-hillary-trump-campaigns Washington, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The economy is one of the most outstanding topics in the dispute between candidates to the U.S. Presidency, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Brazil Remembers Major Socio-Environmental Tragedy of its History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5420&SEO=brazil-remembers-major-socio-environmental-tragedy-of-its-history Brasilia, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Without knowing yet when the victims will be compensated by the companies responsible for the disaster, Brazil remembers today the greatest socio-environmental tragedy of its history which occurred one year ago in Minas Gerais. Memorandum Signed with Cuba Highlighted in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5419&SEO=memorandum-signed-with-cuba-highlighted-in-syria Damascus, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian media highlights today the signing of a memorandum of understanding to strengthen economic and trade relations with Cuba. Sugar Prices Drop for Third Consecutive Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5417&SEO=sugar-prices-drop-for-third-consecutive-week 05 de noviembre de 2016, 10:44Havana, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Raw and refined sugar prices retreated this week in the New York and London markets, respectively- for the third consecutive week with negative results- under the pressure of technical sales, informed Cubazucar today. France Worried Over Dropping Trend of Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5416&SEO=france-worried-over-dropping-trend-of-tourism París, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of foreign visitors to France dropped 8.1 percent from January thru October this year, according to figures published today, a significant decline that authorities blame on the negative impact of terrorist actions. Cuba, Most Awarded Country in Trade Fair Fihav 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5415&SEO=cuba-most-awarded-country-in-trade-fair-fihav-2016 Havana, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba was the most awarded country at the 34th Havana International Fair which concluded the eve at the Convention Center of this capital, after five days of intense trading and erxhibition at the fair grounds of Expocuba. Cuba to Participate in 37th World Travel Market 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5413&SEO=cuba-to-participate-in-37th-world-travel-market-2016 05 de noviembre de 2016, 00:18Havana, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will participate in the 37th International Tourism Fair World Travel Market 2016, which will take place from November 7th to 9th, said the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur). Investments in Brazil Go backwards for a Third Straight Month http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5404&SEO=investments-in-brazil-go-backwards-for-a-third-straight-month 04 de noviembre de 2016, 16:35Brasília, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Investments in Brazil fell by 10.6 percent in September compared to the same period of the previous year and thus accumulated three consecutive months of regression, the Institute of Applied Economic Research of Brazil (IPEA) said today. British Government Will Maintain Schedule for Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5392&SEO=british-government-will-maintain-schedule-for-brexit London, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, confirmed today that the timetable for the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit, will be maintained. Article in South African Press Condemns Effect of Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5390&SEO=article-in-south-african-press-condemns-effect-of-blockade-on-cuba 04 de noviembre de 2016, 11:40Pretoria, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The fundamental characteristics of the sanctions regime continue to punish Cuba, according to an extensive article published in the South African press today. Paris Agreement on Climate Change Now in Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5385&SEO=paris-agreement-on-climate-change-now-in-force United Nations, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Almost a year after being being signed, the Paris Agreement on climate change comes into effect today, limiting the emission of greenhouse gases, which lead to global warming. Syrian-Jordanian Transport Company Restarts its Activities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5384&SEO=syrian-jordanian-transport-company-restarts-its-activities 04 de noviembre de 2016, 10:46Damascus, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) After several years of inactivity, the Syrian-Jordanian transport company has resumed operations distributing goods across the country, according to reports in Damascus today. FIHAV 2016 Exhibits Farmacuba Export Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5383&SEO=fihav-2016-exhibits-farmacuba-export-products Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Farmacuba has been exhibiting export products in the context of the 34th Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, the largest commercial event in Cuba and the Caribbean, which ends today in Havana. Protests in Argentina Against Government Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5380&SEO=protests-in-argentina-against-government-cuts Buenos Aires, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean workers'' unions CTA and CTA Autónoma will today join in a national demonstration protesting government cuts which have left thousands unemployed. New Evacuation of Migrant Camp in Paris Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5379&SEO=new-evacuation-of-migrant-camp-in-paris-begins Paris, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have begun dismantling a migrant camp in the vicinity of the metro station of Stalingrad, in Paris, where more than 2500 migrants are concentrated. Jamaica Envisages Economic Growth of Two Percent this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5375&SEO=jamaica-envisages-economic-growth-of-two-percent-this-year 04 de noviembre de 2016, 00:20Kingston, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The Planning Institute of Jamaica forecasts economic growth of about two percent for this year, based on a rebound in various fields. Why do U.S. Economists Reject Trump's Candidacy? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5354&SEO=why-do-u.s.-economists-reject-trumps-candidacy New York, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Accused of a pronounced ignorance of the economy and inability to listen to experts, Donald Trump is rejected by a significant group of economists in his candidacy for the presidency of the United States. FIHAV 2016 Dedicated to the UK and Chile Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5349&SEO=fihav-2016-dedicated-to-the-uk-and-chile-today 03 de noviembre de 2016, 12:08Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The 34th Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, are dedicating today to Chile and the United Kingdom, as well as Cuba''s managerial meetings with Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. Air France Will Create New Company to Face Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5347&SEO=air-france-will-create-new-company-to-face-competition Paris, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Air France Airline will créate a new company as part of the strategy to face the present situation marked by ''supercompetition'', the group announced today in a communique. Cuba Ratifies Validity of Foreign Investment for its Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5346&SEO=cuba-ratifies-validity-of-foreign-investment-for-its-economy 03 de noviembre de 2016, 11:45Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The 11 new projects approved by Cuba for the Special Development Zone of Mariel (ZEDM), confirm today the validity of foreign investment for the sustainable development of national economy. Cuba: U.S. Blockade is Still in Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5344&SEO=cuba-u.s.-blockade-is-still-in-force 03 de noviembre de 2016, 11:37Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Although President Barack Obama has repeatedly expressed his willingness to work in lifting the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade on Cuba, the hostile measure remains in force today, the island''s authorities say. More People Favor Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5339&SEO=more-people-favor-dialogue-in-venezuela Caracas, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) More people favor the dialogue between the government and the opposition in Venezuela, even among members of the country''s entrepreneurial sector, in light of fears of predictable social outbreaks. Russia, China to Sign Strategic Agreements in St Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5325&SEO=russia-china-to-sign-strategic-agreements-in-st-petersburg Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will sign a package of strategic agreements for bilateral relations during the meeting of the Head of States and Governments next Monday in St. Petersburg, according to an official source. Blockade Prevents US Companies from Doing Business in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5324&SEO=blockade-prevents-us-companies-from-doing-business-in-cuba 02 de noviembre de 2016, 16:54Havana, Nov. 2 (Prensa Latina) ''The US economic blockade imposed against Cuba prevents American businessmen from providing their services on the island,'' according to the International Business Development manager at Tradewinds Power Corp, Scott Johnston. Japan Offers Million-Dollar Economic Aid to Myanmar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5318&SEO=japan-offers-million-dollar-economic-aid-to-myanmar 02 de noviembre de 2016, 15:23Tokyo, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Japan will provide approximately 800 billion yen (USD 7.740 million) over five years to Myanmar, in order to contribute to the economic growth and to end the ethnic conflict in the country. Greece to Transfer 2,000 Refugees to Crete http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5312&SEO=greece-to-transfer-2000-refugees-to-crete Athens, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Migration Minister, Yannis Muzalas, said today that at the beginning of 2017, Greece will transfer about two thousand refugees heading for the island of Crete, in order to avoid the overflow of other camps. Shoigu: NATO Forcing Russia to Take Reciprocal Defensive Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5311&SEO=shoigu-nato-forcing-russia-to-take-reciprocal-defensive-measures Minsk, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The US and NATO are building up their offensive capabilities on the Western borders of Russia and its ally Belarus, prompting Moscow to take reciprocal measures, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. Cuba Is a Country and Nobody Will Change It, Businessman Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5306&SEO=cuba-is-a-country-and-nobody-will-change-it-businessman-says Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a country that defends its roots above any pressure and nobody will change it, Romeo Veronesi, an Italian businessman who participates in the Havana International Fair, FIHAV-2016, said today. Panamanian Government Defends Local Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5304&SEO=panamanian-government-defends-local-banks Panama, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) In a counterattack against what many consider a slandering campaign against the Panamanian financial system, government authorities informed that 20 investigations into money laundering were carried out in two years, and many inquiries are still underway today. Govt.-Opposition Dialogue in Venezuela Eases Tension in UNASUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5303&SEO=govt.-opposition-dialogue-in-venezuela-eases-tension-in-unasur Quito, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The negotiation table installed in Venezuela recently is a solution to ease tensions and iron out the differences between the government and the opposition, according to UNASUR Secretary General Ernesto Samper. Argentina: Rescues and Evacuations at the Aconcagua Will Be Charged http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5302&SEO=argentina-rescues-and-evacuations-at-the-aconcagua-will-be-charged 02 de noviembre de 2016, 11:31Buenos Aires, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Climbers who must be rescued by helicopter due to accidents or health problems in the Argentinean mountain Aconcagua, the highest the continent, will pay for the service 40,000 pesos (more than 2,000 dollars) starting on November 15th. Cuban Adjustment Act Remains as an Aggressive US Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5301&SEO=cuban-adjustment-act-remains-as-an-aggressive-us-policy Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Adjustment Act, applied by the United States for 50 years, has continued today as one of the aggressive policies of the northern nation to the island at the migration level. Argentina Warns about High Indebtedness Level for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5297&SEO=argentina-warns-about-high-indebtedness-level-for-2017 02 de noviembre de 2016, 10:27Buenos Aires, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The former president of the Central Bank of Argentina Aldo Pignanelli alerted here of the very high indebtedness level in the 2017 budget that is examined today in the Chamber of Deputies. Mexico Returns to Wine International Organization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5294&SEO=mexico-returns-to-wine-international-organization 02 de noviembre de 2016, 09:58México, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Mexico returned to the International Vineyard and Wine Organization (IVO) after seven years of absence and with the will to compete in this market, it was known here today. Foreign Businessmen Examine Potential Investments in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5292&SEO=foreign-businessmen-examine-potential-investments-in-cuba 02 de noviembre de 2016, 09:36Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) After intense exchanges, the first forum on direct foreign investment (DFI) in Cuba associated to the Havana International Fair (FIHAV), main trade fair of the Caribbean region, will conclude today. Cuban Special Zone Grows and Attracts Foreign Firms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5287&SEO=cuban-special-zone-grows-and-attracts-foreign-firms Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM) has maintained a strong appeal to foreign investors who want business with Cuba, after three years of being established, official sources said today. Iran Expects Five Percent Growth for March 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5284&SEO=iran-expects-five-percent-growth-for-march-2017 02 de noviembre de 2016, 01:57Tehran, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The government of Iran expects a growth rate of five percent for the first quarter of 2017, announced president Hassan Rouhani when defending before the parliament the confidence vote for three new ministers. Cuba Proposes Businesses for Over 9.5 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5277&SEO=cuba-proposes-businesses-for-over-9.5-billion-usd 01 de noviembre de 2016, 16:21Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba presented today its annual business portfolio to attract direct foreign investment (IED), with 395 projects for more than 9.5 billion USD. Brazilian Cigarette Factory Construction Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5270&SEO=brazilian-cigarette-factory-construction-starts-in-cuba Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The laying of the first stone of a new Brazilian cigarettes factory in Cuba opens today the second stage of successful businesses between the two countries, it was officially recognized. Spanish Company Subpoened by Colombian Senate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5269&SEO=spanish-company-subpoened-by-colombian-senate 01 de noviembre de 2016, 15:07Bogota, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Senate of Colombia subpoened today for questioning the executives of Spanish company Electrocaribe, due to constant complaints by the Caribbean departments of the country for the bad service rendered. Argentina Teachers Union to Join National Struggle Protest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5266&SEO=argentina-teachers-union-to-join-national-struggle-protest 01 de noviembre de 2016, 15:02Buenos Aires, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Confederation of Education Workers of Argentina (Ctera) closed ranks today with the national struggle protest to be held next Friday in which several sectors will demand the government, among other measures, the urgent opening of salary negotiations. Cuba to Offer More Opportunities for Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5260&SEO=cuba-to-offer-more-opportunities-for-foreign-investment Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been presenting today more opportunities for potential foreign investment at the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, attended by more than 3,500 exhibitors from 73 countries. FMLN Expects Agreement on Fiscal Crisis of Salvadorian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5258&SEO=fmln-expects-agreement-on-fiscal-crisis-of-salvadorian-government San Salvador, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), Medardo González, assured today that the government is optimistic about a possible agreement on the tax issue which threatened the country. Newspaper Denounces Constant Rise of Price of Insulin in US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5257&SEO=newspaper-denounces-constant-rise-of-price-of-insulin-in-us Washington, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The history of insulin show one of the baffling complexities of the US pharmaceutical market, being a long-lasting drug that becomes more expensive over time, noted today the Washington Post. United States Abstention at UN Shows its Isolation, Expresses France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5250&SEO=united-states-abstention-at-un-shows-its-isolation-expresses-france Paris, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Abstention of United States at UN Vote on the US Blockade against Cuba shows its isolation in the international arena, considered today the French writer and university professor, Salim Lamrani. Chinese Authorities Try to Save 18 People Trapped in Mine Explosion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5249&SEO=chinese-authorities-try-to-save-18-people-trapped-in-mine-explosion Beijing, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities are redoubling their efforts today to find the 18 people trapped due to a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China that also left 15 deaths. Western Sanctions Aggravate Suffering of Syrians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5248&SEO=western-sanctions-aggravate-suffering-of-syrians Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Western sanctions imposed to the Syrian society have aggravated the suffering of the people, amid a war worsened from abroad, Deputy Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Samer Al Khalil, said here today. The New York Times: Trump Evaded Taxes in the '90s http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5247&SEO=the-new-york-times-trump-evaded-taxes-in-the-90s Washington, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Republican candidate for the US presidency, Donald Trump, avoided reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable income in the early 1990s, accodring to The New York Times. Cuba and Russia Progress in Strategic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5241&SEO=cuba-and-russia-progress-in-strategic-cooperation Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Russia have strengthened their strategic cooperation with the signing here of two agreements on aviation and another linked to sugar industry at the Havana fair, during its second day of business and exhibition today. New Oil Giant in the US by Merger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5236&SEO=new-oil-giant-in-the-us-by-merger 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:56Washington, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The US group General Electric (GE) announced today it will merge its oil and gas business with service supplier or provider Baker Hughes. Exhibitors from 75 Countries in FIHAV 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5224&SEO=exhibitors-from-75-countries-in-fihav-2016 31 de octubre de 2016, 17:00Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The 34th edition of the Havana International Fair (FIHAV 2016) opens its doors today here with the presence of 4,500 exhibitors from 75 countries and representatives of fifty Chambers of Commerce. Sudan, Kenya Sign Deal on Oil and Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5220&SEO=sudan-kenya-sign-deal-on-oil-and-mining Jartum, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Sudan and Kenya on Sunday evening held bilateral talks and signed a number of agreements to strengthen the two country''s cooperation in oil and mining sector. Increase of Foreign Visitors to Japan Break 20 Million Mark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5217&SEO=increase-of-foreign-visitors-to-japan-break-20-million-mark Tokyo, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina)The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan this year has already surpassed last year''s record 19.74 million, topping 20 million in only 10 months, the Japan Tourism Agency said today. Colombian President Arrives in UK on a State Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5215&SEO=colombian-president-arrives-in-uk-on-a-state-visit London, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Invited by Queen Elizabeth II, the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, arrived here today to fulfill a state visit, the first by a president of this Andean nation to the UK with that category. Bolivian Hydroelectric Project to Create 60,000 New Jobs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5213&SEO=bolivian-hydroelectric-project-to-create-60000-new-jobs La Paz, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivia State Power Company (ENDE) has reported today that the construction of El Bala hydroelectric project will generate 60,000 direct and indirect jobs.