Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuba Seeks for a More Efficient Audit Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13298&SEO=cuba-seeks-for-a-more-efficient-audit-management 24 de mayo de 2017, 15:26Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba and Comptroller General, Gladys Bejerano, has urged to contribute to a more efficient audit management and control during the official closing of the 11th International Congress on Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Turkey Intervened 879 Companies since Failed Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13292&SEO=turkey-intervened-879-companies-since-failed-coup Ankara, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ankara reportedly confiscated or intervened a total of 879 companies, since the failed coup in July 2016, according to a report issued by local Tasarruf Meduvati Sigorta Fonu (TMSF, Savings Deposit Insurance Fund) Wednesday. Cuba:Camaguey Increases Charcoal Production for Export to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13290&SEO=cubacamaguey-increases-charcoal-production-for-export-to-usa Camaguey, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban eastern province of Camaguey has exported nearly 3,000 tons of charcoal, a share of it to the US market. Uncertainty in Nepal After PM's Resignation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13287&SEO=uncertainty-in-nepal-after-pms-resignation Kathmandu, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The resignation of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a few weeks before the last round of local elections, reportedly raises today uncertainties among internal public opinion. Cuba, Kenya Sign Memorandum to Promote Medical Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13286&SEO=cuba-kenya-sign-memorandum-to-promote-medical-cooperation Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Kenya signed memorandum of understanding aimed ate beginning medical cooperation in that African nation by the end of this year, reported the health authorities of the Caribbean country today. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13284&SEO=heberprot-p-reaches-slovakia-first-stop-in-the-european-union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Voters Go to the Polls in Cayman Islands Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13282&SEO=voters-go-to-the-polls-in-cayman-islands-election George Town, May 24 (Prensa Latina) About 21,000 voters go to the polls today in the Cayman Islands to elect the 15 members of the new Legislative Assembly of this British Caribbean territory. Barcelona Football Player Leo Messi Loses Appeal in Tax Fraud Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13281&SEO=barcelona-football-player-leo-messi-loses-appeal-in-tax-fraud-trial Madrid, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s Supreme Court today Top Vietnamese Party Leader Receives Cuban Delegation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13279&SEO=top-vietnamese-party-leader-receives-cuban-delegation Hanoi, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, has stated today that the visit of the head of the International Relations department of a similar Cuban organization, Jose Ramon Balaguer, will help to strengthen ties between the two nations. Oil Producers Discuss Cuts in Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13278&SEO=oil-producers-discuss-cuts-in-supplies Vienna, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are holding meetings prior to an official meeting to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil extraction. Angola, Russia Joint Efforts to Produce Diamonds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13277&SEO=angola-russia-joint-efforts-to-produce-diamonds Luanda, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan diamond producing company Endiama and the Russian Alrosa have reportedly struck a deal to carry out feasibility studies at the Luaxe mine, Lunda Sur Province, to produce the precious stone. South Africa Committed to Cut Budget Deficit; Projects 3.8% http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13276&SEO=south-africa-committed-to-cut-budget-deficit-projects-3.8 Pretoria, May 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa projects a 3.8% budget deficit of GDP for the current fiscal year, 0,01% less that the estimated projection last February, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said when he tabled the National Treasury Budget Vote at the National Assembly. Cuba: Role of Financial Sector on Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13264&SEO=cuba-role-of-financial-sector-on-discussion Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The systemic crisis, global competition and the role of the financial system is one of the issues that about 300 experts from 14 countries attending the 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance are discussing today. Economic Gap Increases Risks in Eurozone, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13259&SEO=economic-gap-increases-risks-in-eurozone-says-expert Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The economic gap amid the 19 countries of the Eurozone continues to grow as it might lead to social outbreaks, said commissioner from the European Union (EU) for economic and financial issues Pierre Moscovici. Cuba: Pork Meat Farming Industry Is a Good Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13247&SEO=cuba-pork-meat-farming-industry-is-a-good-business 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:10Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Consumption of pork meat is growing internationally, given its great acceptance and its development is a good business, stated here US pork meat producer Johm Hagenbuch, now a participant in an international forum on this kind of industry held in Cuba. Chevron Threatens with Massive Lay-off in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13235&SEO=chevron-threatens-with-massive-lay-off-in-bangladesh Dacca, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Chevron threatened today to lay off workers protesting the planned sale of its assets in Bangladesh to Chinese investors, delaying the estimated $ 2 billion deal. Diaz-Canel Presides Over Cuba Delegation to Lenin Moreno Inaguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13229&SEO=diaz-canel-presides-over-cuba-delegation-to-lenin-moreno-inaguration Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel heads the island''s delegation that will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno on May 24, Granma newspaper reported today. Brazilian Scholar Warns That Temer's Permanence Worsens Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13220&SEO=brazilian-scholar-warns-that-temers-permanence-worsens-corruption Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Temer''s permanence is a factor that it may worsen corruption in Congress, of which it is a hostage, according to Roberto Romano, a scholar from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). China in Favor of Peaceful and Sustainable Antarctic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13219&SEO=china-in-favor-of-peaceful-and-sustainable-antarctic-development Beijing, May 23 (Prensa Latina) China reaffirmed its commitment to make more contributions to peace and stability and sustainable development in Antarctic and the international community, according to a report released here today. Brazil Arrests Another Adviser, Temer Situation Complicated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13218&SEO=brazil-arrests-another-adviser-temer-situation-complicated Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer''s political situation continued to be complicated today when the Federal Police arrested another of his special advisers, former governor of Brasilia, Tadeu Filippelli, who was involved in a scandal of public funds diversion. New Exchange Rate of Complementary Currencies in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13217&SEO=new-exchange-rate-of-complementary-currencies-in-venezuela Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The new phase of the exchange rate of Complementary Currencies (DICOM) will enter into force today, announced by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, last May 17. Experts Discuss on Swine Genetics in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13214&SEO=experts-discuss-on-swine-genetics-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 experts from 16 countries are discussing today on genetics and reproduction of pigs, issues of two of eight workshops to be held during the second day of the Seventh International Seminar on Tropical Swine Production. 14 Countries' Experts Debate in Cuba on Accounting, Finances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13197&SEO=14-countries-experts-debate-in-cuba-on-accounting-finances Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 experts from 14 countries participate in the XI International Meeting of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, which began here today to discuss issues of special relevance of economic sciences. Eurozone Finance Ministers Discuss Greek Debt Releif http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13195&SEO=eurozone-finance-ministers-discuss-greek-debt-releif Brussels, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Eurozone finance ministers are debating today the relief to the Greek debt, whose population has been subject to reduction for several years. Israeli Forces Injured 13 Palestinians During Demonstrations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13182&SEO=israeli-forces-injured-13-palestinians-during-demonstrations Ramallah, May 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 Palestinians were wounded today when Israeli troops fired on demonstrations in the occupied West Bank town of Ramallah. OIC Calls for Intensification of Actions Against Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13181&SEO=oic-calls-for-intensification-of-actions-against-cholera-in-yemen Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded today that the international community intensifies efforts to halt the cholera epidemic in Yemen, an Arab country that had been devastated by two years of war. Nigerian Troops Kill 13 Boko Haram Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13179&SEO=nigerian-troops-kill-13-boko-haram-terrorists Abuja, May 22 (Prensa Latina)Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram said today that they killed 13 terrorists. Jamaica to Assess Impact of Heavy Rains on Inflation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13178&SEO=jamaica-to-assess-impact-of-heavy-rains-on-inflation Kingston, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) will be assessing the impact of the torrential flood rains which lashed the island last week to determine whether its inflation forecast needs to be revised. Turkish Police Detain Two Hunger Striking Teachers in Raids http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13177&SEO=turkish-police-detain-two-hunger-striking-teachers-in-raids Ankara, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police detained two teachers who have been on hunger strike for more than two months protesting against a government crackdown in which they lost their jobs following last year''s failed coup, their lawyers said. Sri Lanka Makes Significant Changes in Ministerial Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13174&SEO=sri-lanka-makes-significant-changes-in-ministerial-cabinet Colombo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan government today announced significant changes to the cabinet, including the appointment of a new foreign minister and Finance Minister, the first reshuffling of the current presidency in office since 2015. WTO Chief Defends Free Trade During Tokyo Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13172&SEO=wto-chief-defends-free-trade-during-tokyo-visit Tokyo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) ''Free trade creates jobs and boosts the economy so is important to increase the confidence in the multilateral system of trade and oppose protecionism'', the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said today in Tokyo. The Elders Ask Italy to Endorse Climate Accord at G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13171&SEO=the-elders-ask-italy-to-endorse-climate-accord-at-g-7-summit United Nations, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Experienced politicians from the so called The Elders group has urged today the Italian government to promote solidarity and commitment of the G-7 with the fight against climate change. Accounting Focuses on International Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13167&SEO=accounting-focuses-on-international-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance begins today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of about 400 experts, to share the best experiences in this area. South Africa number one recipient of Foreign Investment in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13159&SEO=south-africa-number-one-recipient-of-foreign-investment-in-africa Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) - South Africa continues to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the African continent, with an increase of 6.9% in 2016, Brand South Africa reported on Monday. Cuba to Be a Gateway to America with Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13156&SEO=cuba-to-be-a-gateway-to-america-with-gran-hotel-manzana-kempinski Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) We are very pleased that the gateway to the Americas is Cuba, Xavier , general director of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, which receives today its first customers in the Cuban capital, said. Discussion on NAFTA Hits Headlines in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13150&SEO=discussion-on-nafta-hits-headlines-in-canada Ottawa, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The coming discussion of the North Nigierian Army Continues Offensive Against Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13148&SEO=nigierian-army-continues-offensive-against-boko-haram Abuja, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Army claim to have killed 9 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno,and of also destroying several weapon depots,and captured explosives and other military means. 'Kashmir is Ours,' Says Indian Minister, Promises Permanent Solution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13146&SEO=kashmir-is-ours-says-indian-minister-promises-permanent-solution New Delhi,May 21 (Prensa Latina) ''Kashmir is ours'' Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the Modi government will find a ''permanent solution'' to the Kashmir problem. Singapore Supports Joint Efforts to Sustain TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13144&SEO=singapore-supports-joint-efforts-to-sustain-tpp Singapur,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Singapore ''supports the joint efforts'' of the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signatories to sustain the massive free trade deal, Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said today. Gulf States, US Ink Agreement For Center to Fight Terror Financing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13143&SEO=gulf-states-us-ink-agreement-for-center-to-fight-terror-financing Riad, May 21 (Prensa Latina) A center to fight terror financing is set to be established under a joint agreement between US and Gulf leaders. Russia Asks WTO to Look Into Sanctions by Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13139&SEO=russia-asks-wto-to-look-into-sanctions-by-ukraine Moscow,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has sent a request to the World Trade Organization asking to hold consultations over Ukraine''s sanctions against Moscow, in place since 2014, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin deliver the requesto to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo, during a ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Hanoi. China-Russia Oil Pipeline Delivers 100 Million Tonnes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13138&SEO=china-russia-oil-pipeline-delivers-100-million-tonnes Beijing,May 21 (Prensa Latina) A China-Russia oil pipeline has transported 100 million tonnes of crude oil in the five years since it began operations, local customs said today. Saudi King Discusses Trade and Military Cooperation with Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13135&SEO=saudi-king-discusses-trade-and-military-cooperation-with-donald-trump Riyadh, May 20 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia discussed today with US President Donald Trump the state of bilateral relations, particularly cooperation in the commercial and military sectors. APEC Ministers Discuss Trade and Growth in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13133&SEO=apec-ministers-discuss-trade-and-growth-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The boost of an inclusive, innovator and sustainable growth, as well as the strengthening of competition in small and large companies are issues to be discussed during the meeting of ministers of trade in the forum of APEC, opened today here. Cuba: Baracoa Organizes Turnat 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13123&SEO=cuba-baracoa-organizes-turnat-2017 19 de mayo de 2017, 16:09Baracoa, Guantanamo, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Baracoa organizes the 11th International Event of Nature Tourism (Turnat 2017). South Africa also Promoting Renewables for Its Energy Matrix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13116&SEO=south-africa-also-promoting-renewables-for-its-energy-matrix Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government will continue to invest in renewable sources as part of its energy mix, said Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi. Massive Turnout in Iranian Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13114&SEO=massive-turnout-in-iranian-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) A significant voter turnout marked today the twelfth presidential election of Iran in which the main candidates, the supreme leader, and other political and religious personalities exercised their suffrage. Venezuela Helps Rebuild in Cuba Houses Destroyed by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13113&SEO=venezuela-helps-rebuild-in-cuba-houses-destroyed-by-hurricane-matthew Maisi, Cuba May 19 (Prensa Latina) With the collaboration of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, about 200 more homes have been recovered in this Cuban eastern most territory that was hardly hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Colombian Teachers' Guild Denounces Attack Against its Headquarters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13112&SEO=colombian-teachers-guild-denounces-attack-against-its-headquarters Bogotá, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Educators Federation (FECODE), amidst the teachers'' stoppage that started 8 days ago, denounced today an aggression with an explosive device in front of its headquarters located in this capital. Use of Fungus Increases Plant Growth, Mexican Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13110&SEO=use-of-fungus-increases-plant-growth-mexican-scientists Mexico, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Mexican scientists have found that two species of the fungus Trichoderma spp produce hormones that stimulate the growth of plants such as maize, beans, wheat, sorghum, canola, cotton, walnut and prickly pear. April 2017 Was Earth's Second Warmest in 137 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13109&SEO=april-2017-was-earths-second-warmest-in-137-years Washington, May 19 (Prensa Latina) April temperature and the first four months of 2017 marked the second warmest place in 137 years of record, the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports today. Private Company to Build First Geothermal Power Plant in Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13108&SEO=private-company-to-build-first-geothermal-power-plant-in-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Maximus Johnity Ongkili, said today that Malaysia''s first geothermal power plant will be built by Tawau Green Technology Sdn Bhd, without financial cost to the government. Gas Accumulation Causes Explosions in Cartagena, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13103&SEO=gas-accumulation-causes-explosions-in-cartagena-colombia Bogota, May 19 (Prensa Latina) An inspection to the shipyards of Citemar and Astivick in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, where a triple explosion occurred two days ago killing seven people, said that the gas accumulation could be the cause of the incident. G20 Ministers in Favor of Female Employment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13101&SEO=g20-ministers-in-favor-of-female-employment Berlin, May 19 (Prensa Latina) G20 labor ministers have committed themselves today in favor of female employment to improve occupation, reduce wage gap, guarantee suitable working conditions, cut youth unemployment and promote immigrants'' integration. Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Promote Stronger Ties with Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13100&SEO=chile-colombia-mexico-and-peru-promote-stronger-ties-with-vietnam Hanoi, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are intending to give a new impetus to their relationships with Vietnam through a series of activities next week that will facilitate greater knowledge of their economies, including trade and other areas. After a stagnant 2016, South Africa Will Grow 1% this Year, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13099&SEO=after-a-stagnant-2016-south-africa-will-grow-1-this-year-imf-says Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Gross Domestic Product will grow 1% this year, following a stagnant 2016, according to a new forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Canadian FM to Visit Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13090&SEO=canadian-fm-to-visit-mexico-next-week Ottawa, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will visit Mexico next week to discuss the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of which the US is also a member, official sources said here. Cuba: Business Fair Faciliates Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13078&SEO=cuba-business-fair-faciliates-exchange Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair of Cuba, is a sample of the possibilities giving the chance for direct exchange among Cuban enterprises to facilitate work among the Cuban economic actors. Cuba Encourages National and Foreign Investments in Mariel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13075&SEO=cuba-encourages-national-and-foreign-investments-in-mariel Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban enterprises will now be able to take more advantage from the opportunities for businesses in the Special Development Zone of Mariel (ZED) in the west of Cuba, said Ana Teresa Igarza, ZED general director Thursday. Syrian President Receives Iraqi Special Envoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13073&SEO=syrian-president-receives-iraqi-special-envoy Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with National Security adviser Faleh al-Fayad and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, according to media reports in Damascus. WHO Raises Death Toll in Cholera Outbreak in Yemen to 222 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13069&SEO=who-raises-death-toll-in-cholera-outbreak-in-yemen-to-222 Sanaa, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the death toll from the cholera outbreak in Yemen to 222. Japan's Abe, S. Korean Envoy Agree to Resume Diplomatic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13068&SEO=japans-abe-s.-korean-envoy-agree-to-resume-diplomatic-relations Tokyo,May 18 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a special envoy of South Korea''s newly-elected President Moon Jae-in agreed in talks Thursday to resume the shuttle diplomacy between the leaders of both countries. China Succeeds in Mining Combustible Ice in South China Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13065&SEO=china-succeeds-in-mining-combustible-ice-in-south-china-sea Beijing, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts have managed to collect samples of combustible ice in the South China Sea, a substantial progress for the global energy revolution, Minister of Land and Resources, Jiang Daming, said. Cuban Recreational Sailing Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13064&SEO=cuban-recreational-sailing-increases Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The celebration this week of the 25th anniversary of the International Yacht Club Ernest Hemingway of Cuba, besides being a novelty, represents an additional support to the growing spiral of the island''s tourism. Losing a Friend Brings Wild Birds Closer Together http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13063&SEO=losing-a-friend-brings-wild-birds-closer-together London,May 18 (Prensa Latina) A New Oxford University research has revealed that instead of grieving, wild birds appear to adjust to the loss of a flockmate by increasing both the number and intensity of their relationships with other birds. Turkey Prepares a Cyber Army Against Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13062&SEO=turkey-prepares-a-cyber-army-against-cyber-attacks Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey is preparing a ''cyber army'' against possible computer threats, Minister of Transport and Communications, Ahmet Arslan, said today referring to the recent global WannaCry ''ransomware'' attack that infected more than 300,000 computers. Talks on Teachers' Strike Resumed in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13061&SEO=talks-on-teachers-strike-resumed-in-colombia Bogota, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The talks between the teachers'' union and the Ministry of Education of Colombia will be resumed today in an effort to seek a solution to the one-week-long strike. Cuba and U.S. to Study Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13060&SEO=cuba-and-u.s.-to-study-coral-reefs Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Cuba and the United States started a joint expedition to study the deep coral reefs surrounding the Caribbean island, the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) reported on Thursday. Brazilian PSDB Leader, Aécio Neves, Loses Mandate as Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13059&SEO=brazilian-psdb-leader-aecio-neves-loses-mandate-as-senator Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) and former presidential candidate defeated in 2014, Aécio Neves, was deprived today of his mandate as a federal senator and could go to prison for obstruction of justice. South Africa's Govt. Invests on Youth Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13057&SEO=south-africas-govt.-invests-on-youth-development Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government has allocated 32 million USD to the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to use it primarily on youth entrepreneurship and the National Youth Service Program, SA News reported. APEC Forum Addresses Financial Cooperation Priorities in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13049&SEO=apec-forum-addresses-financial-cooperation-priorities-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the APEC Forum analyze today the economic and financial prospects of Asia-Pacific at a meeting in the northern Vietnamese province of Ninh Binh, prior to a ministerial meeting in October. Cuba Implements Program to Increase Coffee Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13017&SEO=cuba-implements-program-to-increase-coffee-production Guantanamo, Cuba May 17 (Prensa Latina) Coffee production in Cuba is reportedly undergoing progressive growth thanks to the strategies implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI). Cuban Companies Interact in Havana Business Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13014&SEO=cuban-companies-interact-in-havana-business-fair Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair in Cuba continues today its exhibition at Expocuba capital fairground, a scenario where Cuban companies participate in identifying potentialities with the country''s economic players. Environmental Contingency Continues in Mexican Valley http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13013&SEO=environmental-contingency-continues-in-mexican-valley Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis determined that Phase 1 of Environmental Contingency in the Valley of Mexico will continue, where high levels of pollution persist. Ecuador FM Higlights Government Achievements in Foreign Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13012&SEO=ecuador-fm-higlights-government-achievements-in-foreign-policy Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian foreign minister, Guillaume Long highlighted the policies implemented by the national government in foreign policy that allow the country to show solid advances in relations and exchange with the rest of the world. Street Pots and Protest in Argentina Due to Food Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13009&SEO=street-pots-and-protest-in-argentina-due-to-food-emergency Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Argentines belonging to the social platform Barrios de Pie are protesting today in this capital and in the so-called Buenos Aires conurbation in protest of the urgent declaration of the food emergency at the national level. Trump Rejects Main Demands of Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13008&SEO=trump-rejects-main-demands-of-turkey Ankara, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The government of Turkey today presented as an achievement the results of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although none of Ankara''s main demands were met. Forests Cover 31.1 Percent of the Cuban Archipelago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13006&SEO=forests-cover-31.1-percent-of-the-cuban-archipelago Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached in 2016, 31.1 percent of forest rate 0.5 higher than the previous year) a figure that confirms the trend towards the progressive growth of the area covered by forests registered in the last five years. Angola to Create State's Strategic Food Reserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12998&SEO=angola-to-create-states-strategic-food-reserve Luanda, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Angola will create by late June the Strategic Food Reserve of the State, to guarantee the supply of basic foodstuffs before possible eventualities, the media reported today. Trade Unions Pressure Senators against Labor Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12997&SEO=trade-unions-pressure-senators-against-labor-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s most representative trade unions called collective visits to the cabinets of federal senators today to abort the debate on the questioned labor reform and establish a negotiation table. Syrian Gov't Approves Projects and Development in Several Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12995&SEO=syrian-govt-approves-projects-and-development-in-several-sectors Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a budget of four million 600 thousand dollars to support service and development projects in various sectors in the provinces of Sweida, Latakia, and Damascus. APEC Officials Meet in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12994&SEO=apec-officials-meet-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the 21 territories making up the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) have met here today, to discuss the progress made in implementing the Lima Declaration on the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area, among other issues. Congo Opens Major Oil Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12993&SEO=congo-opens-major-oil-project Brazzaville, May 17 (Prensa Latina) As part of its ongoing oil development strategy, Congo opened the Moho-North extraction oilfield, which is expected to pump some 140,000 barrels daily. Venezuela Supports Extension of Oil Cut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12983&SEO=venezuela-supports-extension-of-oil-cut Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela expressed today its support for Russia and Saudi Arabia''s proposal to extend for nine months the agreement to which 24 countries committed seeking to reduce oil production by almost 1.8 million barrels a day. Quality, Main Concern for Cuban Hotels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12981&SEO=quality-main-concern-for-cuban-hotels Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities showed the quality of their investments and services, during the 2nd and last day of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Conferences (SAHIC). Eusebio Leal Highlights Havana's Features in Tourism Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12976&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-havanas-features-in-tourism-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Historian of Havana city Eusebio Leal Spengler described today this city as ''a state of mind'' in his speech at the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (Sahic), attended by 200 experts from 20 countries. Eusebio Leal Highlights Qualities of Havana in Tourist Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12972&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-qualities-of-havana-in-tourist-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Havana Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler regarded the city of Havana positively, in an appearance in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), before 200 experts from 20 countries. Pension Reduction to Affect 18,000 Puerto Rican Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12957&SEO=pension-reduction-to-affect-18000-puerto-rican-workers San Juan, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A pension reduction by the fiscal control board will affect 18,000 employees of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), union leader Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo confirmed today. US Entrepreneurs Interested in Cuban Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12949&SEO=us-entrepreneurs-interested-in-cuban-hotel-business Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) US businesspersons visiting Havana expressed interest in Cuban tourism, particularly in hotels, during the meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC). Cuba Promotes in China Mining Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12948&SEO=cuba-promotes-in-china-mining-investment-opportunities Beijing, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban executives are promoting here today mining business opportunities, in order to attract Chinese investment as a way to optimize this industry and expand economic development. Egypt Receives Oil Shipment from Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12947&SEO=egypt-receives-oil-shipment-from-iraq Cairo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has received today two million barrels of oil from Iraq, the first shipment of an agreement reached with the Iraqi state-owned oil company SOMO. Experts Make In-Depth Analysis of Cuba's Tourist Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12945&SEO=experts-make-in-depth-analysis-of-cubas-tourist-potential Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Experts in hotel business from all over the world are making an in-depth analysis of Cuba''s prospects in tourism, as part of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC), which will close here today. Vietnam, China Strengthen Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12943&SEO=vietnam-china-strengthen-relations Hanoi, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and China, are broader today following the visit of President Tran Dai Quang to the neighboring country, where he also attended the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. UN Agency Attends Trade Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12942&SEO=un-agency-attends-trade-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will present its considerations today in Cuba on consumers'' protection during a forum attended by almost 600 domestic and foreign experts. Canada Ready to renegotiate Trade Treaty with USA, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12939&SEO=canada-ready-to-renegotiate-trade-treaty-with-usa-mexico Ottawa, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is ready to face the announced renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Mexico, confirmed federal officials today. International Hotel Managers with Eyes on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12924&SEO=international-hotel-managers-with-eyes-on-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Important hotel managers are currently in this capital, participating in the chapter Cuba in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), with the Melia Cohiba Hotel as venue. Increase of Nicaraguan Gold Exports in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12920&SEO=increase-of-nicaraguan-gold-exports-in-2017 Managua, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan gold exports increased in the first third of the year 2016, almost 8 percent, compared to the similar period of 2016, said a specialized source here Monday. Challenges, Prospects of Sustainable Trade Under Discussion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12916&SEO=challenges-prospects-of-sustainable-trade-under-discussion-in-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Convention of Commerce Cuba 2017 kicked off today at Havana Convention Center with the theme ''Challenges and Prospects of Sustainable Trade.'' China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12913&SEO=china-concludes-silk-forum-with-development-consensus Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s first international Belt and Road Initiative Forum has concluded here with a consensus on the issue. Venezuelan Extreme Right Opposition Insists in Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12906&SEO=venezuelan-extreme-right-opposition-insists-in-coup Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Extreme right-wing groups of Venezuela''s opposition will insist today on their coup plans against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. More Than 300,000 Families Live in Villas in Buenos Aires Suburbs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12905&SEO=more-than-300000-families-live-in-villas-in-buenos-aires-suburbs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A new report by the non-governmental organization Techo has shown that about 336,000 families are living in informal settlements and other 900 villas in the Buenos Aires suburbs. China's Ambitious Initiative to Reshape the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12902&SEO=chinas-ambitious-initiative-to-reshape-the-world Beijing (Prensa Latina) More than 100 countries have agreed to participate in the Chinese Belt and Silk Route Initiative, a large-scale trade project that shows the high demand for global economic cooperation. About 150,000 Mexicans to Visit Cuba This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12899&SEO=about-150000-mexicans-to-visit-cuba-this-year Mexico, May 15 (Prensa Latina) About 150,000 Mexicans will vacation in Cuban tourist destinations thies year, Xiomara Martinez, tourism counselor at the Cuban Embassy to Mexico, said. Cuba Hosts Relevant Hoteliers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12896&SEO=cuba-hosts-relevant-hoteliers-meeting Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A two-day meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC) opens today at Melia Cohiba Hotel in Havana, with the eyes set on the island''s growing tourism. China Opens Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12883&SEO=china-opens-belt-and-road-forum-for-international-cooperation Beijing, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping opened today the Belt and Road Forum for the International Cooperation and called for unity to reach economic growth and balanced development of all nations. Mexico's Industrial Activity Is Still Stagnated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12879&SEO=mexicos-industrial-activity-is-still-stagnated Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Industrial activity, which accounts for less than one-third of the value of Mexico''s economy, remained stagnated in March, according to an official source. Chilean Foreign Minister Highlights 21st-Century Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12867&SEO=chilean-foreign-minister-highlights-21st-century-silk-road Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz stressed on Saturday that his country is projecting towards the future with its participation in the International Conference on Cooperaton of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held on Sunday and Monday in this capital. World Bank President Warns about Causes of Migration Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12866&SEO=world-bank-president-warns-about-causes-of-migration-crisis Rome, May 13 (Prensa Latina) World Bank President Jim Yong Kim stated today that the global migration crisis is only the tip of the iceberg, and assured that the problem will only be solved by developing the migrant-sending countries. China Calls for Further Cooperation with Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12863&SEO=china-calls-for-further-cooperation-with-spain Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed today the interest in increasing ''pragmatic'' cooperation with Spain in different fields to generate mutual benefits as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. Cuba Introduces Bioelectrical Plants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12858&SEO=cuba-introduces-bioelectrical-plants Por Roberto SolomonHavana, (Prensa Latina) Bioelectrical plants -among the main sources to take advantage of the energy potential of sugarcane biomass- are today the elite program of this industry worldwide. Angola Calls on Congolese Political Forces to End All Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12852&SEO=angola-calls-on-congolese-political-forces-to-end-all-violence Luanda, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Angola has called all forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to cease today all violence, acts of extremism and political intolerance that have caused that thousands of it citizens have fled to this country. Vietnam Announces Initiative to Cooperate with Peru, Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12850&SEO=vietnam-announces-initiative-to-cooperate-with-peru-uruguay Hanoi, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has proposed to strengthen cooperation with Peru and Uruguay for which Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, approved the establishment of two subcommittees, according to reports today. Airbus Tests Its Largest Capacity Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12843&SEO=airbus-tests-its-largest-capacity-plane Paris, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Airbus Aerospace Construction Company has announced today in France that its largest-capacity A350-1000 aircraft, has mde its first long-haul flight with passengers, as part of the test phase. OPEC Predicts Increase of Supply to Non-Member Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12835&SEO=opec-predicts-increase-of-supply-to-non-member-countries Vienna, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) predicted today an increase in the supplies by crude oil producers to countries that are not members of the group during the current year. Chile Promotes Rapprochement With Indonesia, ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12810&SEO=chile-promotes-rapprochement-with-indonesia-asean Jakarta, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile expects to increase relations with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from the state visit of president Michelle Bachelet. Bahamian Ruling Party Accepts Defeat in General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12809&SEO=bahamian-ruling-party-accepts-defeat-in-general-elections Nassau, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) accepted today his defeat in the elections held on this island that is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. China-Africa Trade Grew in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12803&SEO=china-africa-trade-grew-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Trade volume between China and African countries reportedly rose by 16.8 percent from year to year in the first quarter of this year reaching the 38.88 billion dollars. China, Vietnam to Boost Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12799&SEO=china-vietnam-to-boost-bilateral-relations Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping and his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, visiting this country today, reviewed bilateral relations and issues of common interest. Students Without Classes Due to Teacher Strike in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12798&SEO=students-without-classes-due-to-teacher-strike-in-colombia Bogotá, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than eight million students will be left without classes due to the 350,000 teachers'' strike, announced by the Colombian Federation of Education Workers (FECODE) throughout the country. UN Secretary General Calls to Avoid Humanitarian Tragedy in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12797&SEO=un-secretary-general-calls-to-avoid-humanitarian-tragedy-in-somalia London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres called on today here to avoid humanitarian tragedy in Somalia, where million of people need urgent assistance. Bolivia's Productive Development Bank to Finance Employment Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12796&SEO=bolivias-productive-development-bank-to-finance-employment-plan La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister, Luis Arce, has informed that the country''s Productive Development Bank (BDP) and the external loans are ready today to finance the employment plan presented by President, Evo Morales. Ecuador Boosts Manufacture of Electric Buses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12790&SEO=ecuador-boosts-manufacture-of-electric-buses Quito, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has taken a new step today in its intention to boost the use of electric vehicles, after signing an agreement with Chinese BYD Co. to establish a bus production plant with this technology. 29 World Leaders to Attend China's Belt and Road Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12788&SEO=29-world-leaders-to-attend-chinas-belt-and-road-forum Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Some 29 Heads of State and Government and other high-ranking officials are attending the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China, announced today Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang. Over Half of Canadians Face Up Problems to Pay Bills http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12783&SEO=over-half-of-canadians-face-up-problems-to-pay-bills Ottawa, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than half of Canadians are currently living within $200 per month of not being able to pay all their bills and or meet their debts obligations, according to a recent Ipsos survey. Spanish Senators Reject Foreign Attacks Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12754&SEO=spanish-senators-reject-foreign-attacks-against-venezuela Madrid, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish senators has rejected today the interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela exercised by some institutions in this country, which threatens a peaceful solution to the violence of some sectors opposed to President Nicolas Maduro. Andean FMs Agree on Integration Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12758&SEO=andean-fms-agree-on-integration-progress Lima, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) reportedly agreed here today on the electricity interconnection among member countries and approved a new strategy in the face of natural disasters and climate change. Bahamians Vote in General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12752&SEO=bahamians-vote-in-general-elections Nassau, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Some 180,000 registered voters participate today in the Bahamas general elections to elect a new government and parliament. Angola, Russian Companies Evaluate More Investments in Diamond Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12750&SEO=angola-russian-companies-evaluate-more-investments-in-diamond-sector Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s National Diamond Company (ENDIAMA) and Russia''s Alrosa are evaluating the possibility of studies for additional investments in the exploration of kimberlites in the African country. Taxi Drivers Strike Causes Traffic Chaos in Various Colombian Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12749&SEO=taxi-drivers-strike-causes-traffic-chaos-in-various-colombian-cities Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A taxi drivers strike with 45,000 cars detained only on the main thoroughfares, caused a traffic chaos in Colombian cities, early this morning, especially in Bogota. Heberprot-P: 10 Years in the Market, 65000 Patients Benefited in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12748&SEO=heberprot-p-10-years-in-the-market-65000-patients-benefited-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) After almost ten years in the market, the Cuban drug Heberprot-P, the only medicine of its kind effective against diabetic foot ulcers, has benefited more than 65,000 patients in the island, it was reported today. Kosovo Government Falls After Losing No-confidence Vote http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12746&SEO=kosovo-government-falls-after-losing-no-confidence-vote Belgrade, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Kosovo Assembly has approved today by a majority a motion of suspicion against the government of Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, with which new parliamentary elections will be convened for next month. Bolivian Mining Company Makes Millions of Dollars in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12745&SEO=bolivian-mining-company-makes-millions-of-dollars-in-profits La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Mining Corporation of Bolivia (COMIBOL), José Pimentel, reported today that the company Huanuni achieved a cumulative profit of almost 10 million dollars in the first quarter of this year. Angolan MPLA Presents Government Plan 2022 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12744&SEO=angolan-mpla-presents-government-plan-2022 Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) will publicly present its 2017-2022 government plan as part of its strategy to win the August 23 elections and remain in power. Chilean President Bachelet Begins Asia Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12743&SEO=chilean-president-bachelet-begins-asia-tour Jakarta, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet began a long journey to Indonesia and China today to highlight the country''s vocation to project to the Asia-Pacific. Argentina, Cuba Talk Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12742&SEO=argentina-cuba-talk-business Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The exchange between Cuba and Argentina in the commercial and economic area is today the meeting point of a workshop organized here by Small and Medium companies Chamber, which is attended by several companies from both nations. Bolivia's Oil Workers to Receive Wage Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12737&SEO=bolivias-oil-workers-to-receive-wage-increase La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Workers at the state-owned Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) will receive a wage increase of seven percent to their basic salary this year, Economy Minister Luis Arce said today. Bolivia Schedules Increase of Energy Export to Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12775&SEO=bolivia-schedules-increase-of-energy-export-to-argentina La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Energy Minister Rafael Alarcon reported Wednesday that the negotiations with Argentina for the export of 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of electric energy to that South American country, will be restarted at medium and long terms. China to Lead Global Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12722&SEO=china-to-lead-global-economic-growth-in-2017 Bangkok, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A third of world economic growth in 2017 will respond to the expansion of China´s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which will maintain its international leadership despite adjustments, the IMF stressed today. Bolivian Stable Economy Tops Growth in South America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12720&SEO=bolivian-stable-economy-tops-growth-in-south-america Por Claudia DupeirónLa Paz, (Prensa Latina) The stability of the Bolivian economy made the country rank as number one in economic growth in South America in 2016, an achievement that the Government plans to maintain this year, based on dynamic financial activity and social protection programs. Oil Prices Fall Due to High Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12719&SEO=oil-prices-fall-due-to-high-supply 09 de mayo de 2017, 19:27London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell at the end of trade operations of the London and New York futures markets due to oversupply, despite OPEC efforts to stabilize the market. Catad'Or Santiago Praises Wines in Chile Once Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12700&SEO=catador-santiago-praises-wines-in-chile-once-again Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd edition of the Catad''Or Wine Awards will take place in this capital from July 3 to 10, with the novelty of this year''s award to the best wines of America. Senate to Probe Chevron Nigeria Over Alleged $4.9 Billion Tax Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12696&SEO=senate-to-probe-chevron-nigeria-over-alleged-4.9-billion-tax-fraud Abuja, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Senate today indicated its readiness to investigate an oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited over alleged fraud in the tune of $4,926,464,100.00 dollars. Moon Jae-in is Now Leading in South Korean Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12689&SEO=moon-jae-in-is-now-leading-in-south-korean-presidential-election Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Candidate Moon Jae-in, of the Liberal Democratic Party, is now leading vote counting in the South Korea''s presidential election and is ahead of the nearest rival with 18 points, polls showed. Cuba Reiterates Solidarity with SADR President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12686&SEO=cuba-reiterates-solidarity-with-sadr-president Algiers, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s solidarity with the self-determination of the Western Sahara people has been reiterated by Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, to the president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, according to reports today. Asia-Pacific Leads Global Growth: IMF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12687&SEO=asia-pacific-leads-global-growth-imf Bangkok, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) informed today that the region Asia-Pacific will continue as leader of global growth and placed its expansion projection at 5.5 percent in 2017 and 5.4 in 2018. Evo Morales Presents Employment Plan for Several Sectors in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12682&SEO=evo-morales-presents-employment-plan-for-several-sectors-in-bolivia La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has announced today a national employment plan for urban infrastructure sectors, protection and rehabilitation of productive areas, youth labor insertion in private companies and the so-called seed fund. Spanish Right Loses Electoral Support, According to Poll http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12681&SEO=spanish-right-loses-electoral-support-according-to-poll Madrid, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Although it would win a hypothetical election again, the right-wing Popular Party (PP) of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy lost support among voters within six months of his second term, a poll showed. Iran Denounces Western Plans to Revive Disputes in Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12680&SEO=iran-denounces-western-plans-to-revive-disputes-in-middle-east Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani today denounced the persistence of the West powers'' plans to revive the problems among Middle East countries, to which the Islamic republic responds by strengthening its military power. Cuban Demands Increasing South's Presence at UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12679&SEO=cuban-demands-increasing-souths-presence-at-un-security-council United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba repeated its call to guarantee a larger presence of the South in the United Nations Security Council in order to take balance and credibility to that body. South Africa Embarks on High Speed Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12675&SEO=south-africa-embarks-on-high-speed-train Pretoria, May 9 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma has unveiled new high speed trains that will offer faster journey times and greater reliability. Chile Hopes to Exceed Six Million Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12673&SEO=chile-hopes-to-exceed-six-million-tourists-in-2017 Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Chile wants to overcome the imaginary barrier of the six million foreign tourists in 2017, a goal that seems tangible starting from the good results of the hospitality industry in this southern country. Cuba Ready to Contribute in Preparation for WTO Ministerial Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12670&SEO=cuba-ready-to-contribute-in-preparation-for-wto-ministerial-event Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has showed in Geneva its willingness to contribute to preparing the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to be held in Buenos Aires, diplomatic sources said today. Mexican Business Confederation Demands Laws Against Insecurity, Impun http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12668&SEO=mexican-business-confederation-demands-laws-against-insecurity-impun México, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Business Confederation of Mexico (Coparmex) criticized that legislators delay the approval of laws against insecurity, corruption and impunity in the country. Legislature to Assess Conditions for Financial Rescue in Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12663&SEO=legislature-to-assess-conditions-for-financial-rescue-in-greece Athens, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Parliament will examine on May 18 the demands presented by international creditors to grant new external finance to the country, said Parliament President Nikos Vutsis. WTO Prepares Forum on Trade Realities and Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12656&SEO=wto-prepares-forum-on-trade-realities-and-challenges Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is preparing the Public Forum 2017 to propitiate a debate on the realities and challenges in commerce. Brazilian Trade in Last Four Months Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12655&SEO=brazilian-trade-in-last-four-months-decreases Brasilia, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Wholesale trade in Brazil decreased 4.5 percent in the last 12 months, according to a report today by Serasa Experian, a credit research firm that offers digital certification, marketing and sales consultancy, fraud protection, and economic analysis. Slight Rises of Euro and Stock Markets after Macron Victory in Franc http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12644&SEO=slight-rises-of-euro-and-stock-markets-after-macron-victory-in-franc London, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The euro and the European stock markets experienced today slight rises after the victory by centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential elections in France. Bolivia to Host Second Regional Economic Development Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12636&SEO=bolivia-to-host-second-regional-economic-development-forum La Paz, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Second Regional Forum of Local Economic Development for Latin America and the Caribbean will take place in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba with the presentation of initiatives that promote regional sustainability, reported the national media today. Debate About Poverty Eradication in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12635&SEO=debate-about-poverty-eradication-in-the-un United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) installed a three -day session dedicated to talk about poverty eradication, a phenomenon affecting more than 800 million human beings in the planet. Other 13 Iranian Miners' Bodies Found, Lethal Figure Rises 39 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12629&SEO=other-13-iranian-miners-bodies-found-lethal-figure-rises-39 Tehran, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue workers have extracted another 13 bodies of workers trapped at a mine in northeastern Iran by an explosion, whose death toll rose 39, officials said. PEMEX Cuts Reduced Resources for Pipelines Monitoring http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12621&SEO=pemex-cuts-reduced-resources-for-pipelines-monitoring Mexico, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Budgetary adjustments forced Mexican Oil (Petroleos Mexicanos or PEMEX) to cut resources and means for monitoring pipelines and other facilities, was released today. Argentinean University Teachers Lead National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12619&SEO=argentinean-university-teachers-lead-national-strike Buenos Aires. May 8 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Universities teachers begin today a week of national strike in a massive claim for a fair and just salary. Damascus Opens International Services Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12613&SEO=damascus-opens-international-services-fair Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media has given broad coverage to the opening in Damascus of the International Fair, Servex 2017, dedicated to business services, a further sign that despite the heinous terrorist war imposed on this country, there''s life and a strong will to move ahead. Cuba Eyeing Eco Tourism Expansion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12608&SEO=cuba-eyeing-eco-tourism-expansion Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s forthcoming 11th International Eco Tourism Seminar (TURNAT, in Spanish) in the province of Holguín, will provide an ideal opportunity for industry experts and professionals to exchange views and to promote Cuban as an attractive destination. Evo Morales Opens Dam and Irrigation System in Cochabamba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12600&SEO=evo-morales-opens-dam-and-irrigation-system-in-cochabamba 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:44La Paz, May 7 (Prensa Latina) ''When there is soil and water, life is guaranteed'', Bolivian President Evo Morales said today at the opening of a dam and irrigation system in the municipality of Pojo, in the central department of Cochabamba. South Africa President Lauds Results of WEF meeting in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12597&SEO=south-africa-president-lauds-results-of-wef-meeting-in-durban 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:03Pretoria, May 7 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma has lauded Team South Africa on the success and positive outcomes achieved at the World Economic Forum on Africa, held May 3-5 in Durban. Inflation Hits Mexico's Humble Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12593&SEO=inflation-hits-mexicos-humble-sectors 07 de mayo de 2017, 11:19Mexico, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Inflation hits the most humble sectors of Mexican society, from the informal urban to the rural laborer, social and academic organizations have warned today. Vietnam Finalizes Details to Host APEC Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12586&SEO=vietnam-finalizes-details-to-host-apec-forum Hanoi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam finalizes details today to host from Tuesday a series of meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum as part of the work prior to the summit of its leaders scheduled for next November. Chinese Navy Hands Over Three Pirates to Somali Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12578&SEO=chinese-navy-hands-over-three-pirates-to-somali-authorities Mogadiscio,May 6 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese navy ship handed over three suspected pirates to Somali authorities today, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to stamp out a resurgence of piracy this year. China to Enhance Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan Under Belt and Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12574&SEO=china-to-enhance-cooperation-with-kyrgyzstan-under-belt-and-road Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that China stands ready to enhance practical cooperation with Kyrgyzstan under the Belt and Road Initiative. China Sets Up B20 Business Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12570&SEO=china-sets-up-b20-business-council Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) The B20 China Business Council was established today in Beijing to help Chinese enterprises participate in global economic governance. Next Cuban Tourism Fair Will Be Dedicated to United Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12571&SEO=next-cuban-tourism-fair-will-be-dedicated-to-united-kingdom Holguín, Cuba, (Prensa Latina) The 38th International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2018 will be dedicated to the United Kingdom, as guest of honor, official sources informed here. Pakistan: Court to Investigate Those Implicated in Panama Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12568&SEO=pakistan-court-to-investigate-those-implicated-in-panama-papers Islamabad, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Pakistan named six entities as part of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to verify the financial denunciations revealed by Panama Papers against the family of prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. Puerto Rican Socialists Declare Repression Will Not Stop Anger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12545&SEO=puerto-rican-socialists-declare-repression-will-not-stop-anger San Juan, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Socialist Workers'' Movement (MST) of Puerto Rico reaffirmed today its ''fervent solidarity with the indignant youth'' involved in incidents last Monday, during the National Strike, in San Juan banking area. Nicaragua's President Receives Japanese Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12539&SEO=nicaraguas-president-receives-japanese-foreign-minister Managua, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega welcomed here today Japanese Foreign Minister Kentaro Sonoura, who visits the country to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between the two nations. Rafael Correa Receives Honoris Causa of the University of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12536&SEO=rafael-correa-receives-honoris-causa-of-the-university-of-havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, received today the honorary doctorate in economics of the University of Havana, by the rector of that institution, Gustavo Cobreiro. Annexionist Legislator Fears USA Promotes Independence of Puerto Rico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12530&SEO=annexionist-legislator-fears-usa-promotes-independence-of-puerto-rico San Juan, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Legislator Jose Aponte is fearing today that the United States will promote an independence process for Puerto Rico, after the island government petitions for bankruptcy under title III of the Promesa law. Cuban Economists Support Investment Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12526&SEO=cuban-economists-support-investment-program Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban economists are increasingly supporting today the investment program being implemented in this island, in feasibility studies done jointly with consulting firms. Nature Tourism Captures Interest at FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12522&SEO=nature-tourism-captures-interest-at-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Nature and adventure travels are priority issues today in the debates of the 37th International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2017, that is held in this eastern Cuban city. Vietnam Targets Annual Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12521&SEO=vietnam-targets-annual-economic-growth Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese authorities maintain the goal of economic growth of 6.7 percent for this year, after evaluating the positive performance of production and foreign trade in the first four months. Trade within Africa a Must, Urges SA Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12516&SEO=trade-within-africa-a-must-urges-sa-minister Pretoria, May 5 (Prensa Latina) As the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) draws to an end on Friday, South Africa''s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has suggested that African countries should, more than ever before, trade among themselves. Vietnam Will Work by Consensus on Future TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12515&SEO=vietnam-will-work-by-consensus-on-future-tpp Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam affirmed today it will work with other members of the Transpacific Agreement of Economic Cooperation (TPP) in order to achieve consensus on future orientations for the Pact, given the uncertainty after the withdrawal of the United States. Serbia Confiscates Weapons Allegedly Destined for Macedonia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12491&SEO=serbia-confiscates-weapons-allegedly-destined-for-macedonia Belgrade, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Military Intelligence Agency (MIA) of Serbia has confiscated a large arms cache, allegedly destined for Macedonia, Blic online posted today. World Food Prices Drop in April, FAO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12490&SEO=world-food-prices-drop-in-april-fao-says Rome, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Food price index in April averaged 168 points, 1.8 percent less than in March, but 10 percent higher compared to the same period of 2016, FAO reported today. CARICOM to Mount Observer Mission for Elections in Bahamas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12489&SEO=caricom-to-mount-observer-mission-for-elections-in-bahamas Georgetown, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reported today from its headquarters in Guyana the creation of an observer mission to ensure the transparency in the Bahamas'', May 10 general elections. Colombia Opens III World Congress of Free Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12488&SEO=colombia-opens-iii-world-congress-of-free-zones Bogota, May 4 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos will officially open today, in the Caribbean city of Cartagenas de Indias, the III World Congress of Free Zones, which will be attended by more than 500 participants from 50 countries. Chinese Market Opened to Cuban Habanos Cigars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12485&SEO=chinese-market-opened-to-cuban-habanos-cigars Beijing, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, highlighted the opportunities offered today by this nation for the Cuban tobacco market in its different ranges. Holguin, a Perfect Venue for FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12482&SEO=holguin-a-perfect-venue-for-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The main recreational fair not only in Cuba, but the entire Caribbean, FITCuba 2017, is taking place in the eastern city of Holguin, the island''s fourth travel sector. China: Top Investor and Job Creator in Africa in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12481&SEO=china-top-investor-and-job-creator-in-africa-in-2016 Abuja, May 4 (Prensa Latina) China''s direct investment in Africa in 2016 reportedly totaled $ 66.4 billion and created almost 131,000 jobs. Brazil to Launch Geostationary Satellite From French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12480&SEO=brazil-to-launch-geostationary-satellite-from-french-guiana Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s first geostationary defense and communications satellite (SGDC-1) will be put into orbit today from the Kourou aerospace base in French Guiana, confirmed the Presidency of the Republic. 140 Companies Attend Faicobol Business Roundtable in Cochabamba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12478&SEO=140-companies-attend-faicobol-business-roundtable-in-cochabamba 04 de mayo de 2017, 10:48La Paz, May 4 (Prensa Latina) About 140 commerce, services, and industry companies participate in the Business Roundtable of the International Fair of Cochabamba, which continues today in that city of central Bolivia. Vietnamese Govt Calls for Boosting Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12476&SEO=vietnamese-govt-calls-for-boosting-mining Hanoi, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, said today measures will be taken to boost mining, one of the issues addressed at a government meeting that analyzed the country''s socio-economic situation. South Africa, Still a Gateway to Africa, Says Finance Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12472&SEO=south-africa-still-a-gateway-to-africa-says-finance-minister Pretoria, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) taking place in Durban till Friday shows that South Africa continues to be a gateway to the rest of Africa, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Building Industry and Materials with Downward Trend in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12469&SEO=building-industry-and-materials-with-downward-trend-in-brazil Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Industrial production and trade of materials in construction continue to fall below the records achieved in the first quarter of last year, according to reports issued by specialized agencies published here today. Cuba Gets Record Number of Foreign Tourists in Four Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12464&SEO=cuba-gets-record-number-of-foreign-tourists-in-four-months Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Two million foreign tourists have arrived in Cuba in the first four months of the year for a record number and a 15% increase, recorded 39 days earlier than last year. Cuba Reaches Two million Tourists in May 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12453&SEO=cuba-reaches-two-million-tourists-in-may-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached two million tourists this month, 39 days earlier than planned for this year, according to the the 37th edition of the International Tourism Fair (FitCuba-2017). World Economic Forum Kicks Off in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12448&SEO=world-economic-forum-kicks-off-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma welcomed hundreds of business leaders attending the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) in Durban, saying that South Africa will once again prove to the world that the country is capable of hosting any major event. Vietnamese Bank Plans to Open Representation Office in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12441&SEO=vietnamese-bank-plans-to-open-representation-office-in-new-york Hanoi, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Commercial Bank of Vietnam (Vietcombank) plans to open a representative office in the US city of New York and subsidiaries in Australia and Laos, indicated the media here today. China's Belt and Road Initiative Raises Interest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12440&SEO=chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-raises-interest Beijing, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Forum on International Cooperation of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held in this capital during the following days, is acknowledged by its benefits to all countries and has raised interest from several nations. Santos Announces Great Natural Gas Discovery in Caribbean Colombian http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12437&SEO=santos-announces-great-natural-gas-discovery-in-caribbean-colombian Bogota, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos has announced today the discovery of a large gas field in the Colombian Caribbean, considered the biggest finding of that kind in the last 28 years. International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2017 Begins Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12423&SEO=international-tourism-fair-fitcuba-2017-begins-today Holguin, Cuba 3 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair of Cuba (FITCuba 2017) begins today in this eastern city with delegations from dozens of countries and the interest to boost the tour industry in the archipelago. Economic Forum Opens in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12417&SEO=economic-forum-opens-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) With inclusive growth as the main target in discussions world and African leaders and business executives opened in Durban, South Africa, the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa). Canada Seeks to Expand Trade with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12405&SEO=canada-seeks-to-expand-trade-with-mercosur Ottawa, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s Government is today debating the most essential issues for a free trade agreement with the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Hits Six-year High in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12393&SEO=eurozone-manufacturing-activity-hits-six-year-high-in-april London, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The manufacturing activity of the Eurozone rose in April at a fastest pace of six years, before a strong demand and despite rise of prices, published today the Information and Analysis Pollster Markit IHS. Cuba Calls to Dismantle Campaign Against Integrationist Processes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12389&SEO=cuba-calls-to-dismantle-campaign-against-integrationist-processes Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Secretary of the Cuban Workers'' Confederation (CTC), Ulises Guilarte, called today on the forces of the left-wing to dismantle the media campaigns of discredit against the integrationist processes of the region. Evo Morales Confident in Recovering Bolivian Access to Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12385&SEO=evo-morales-confident-in-recovering-bolivian-access-to-pacific La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales is considering today that the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will favor Bolivia in its claim to recover the sovereign access to the sea, snatched by Chile in 1879. President Zuma to Preside Over World Economic Forum in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12368&SEO=president-zuma-to-preside-over-world-economic-forum-in-durban Pretoria, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma will lead South African delegation to the World Economic Forum on Africa to be held from May 3-5, 2017 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center in Durban. Colon Free Trade Zone Reports Notable Recovery in Early 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12367&SEO=colon-free-trade-zone-reports-notable-recovery-in-early-2017 Panama, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics for the first two months of 2017 show a 23.3-percent recovery in the Free Trade Zone of Colon (ZLC) in Panama, based on new commercial strategies, following four years of steady fall. Evo Morales Says Unity Is the Best Gift for Bolivian Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12363&SEO=evo-morales-says-unity-is-the-best-gift-for-bolivian-workers 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:51La Paz, May 1 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stated today that unity and the social achievements made by the 11-year Democratic-Cultural Revolution are the best gifts for Bolivians on the International Workers'' Day. China and United Arab Emirates to Increase Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12362&SEO=china-and-united-arab-emirates-to-increase-cooperation 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:44Beijing, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan began an official visit to China today to assess bilateral cooperation. Saudi King Saw off Angela Merkel Optimistic to Strengthen Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12354&SEO=saudi-king-saw-off-angela-merkel-optimistic-to-strengthen-cooperation Riyadh, May 1 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel left Jeddah today after concluding an official visit in which she left a feeling of optimism and confidence in the strengthening bilateral relations in several fields. Cuba and Costa Rica Express Interest in Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12352&SEO=cuba-and-costa-rica-express-interest-in-collaboration 01 de mayo de 2017, 09:21San Jose, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Maria Dolores Rivero, the development director of Grupo Empresarial Ganadero, attached to the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture, expressed her country''s interest in strengthening collaboration and exchanging experiences in stockbreeding with Costa Rica. Mexican Stockbreeders Apply Cuban Experience to Produce Forage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12344&SEO=mexican-stockbreeders-apply-cuban-experience-to-produce-forage Mexico, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The project of nutritional forests for the production of improved pastures acquired from Cuba is being successfully developed in Veracruz, Jesus Ortega, president of the Livestock Association of this Mexican state, said. Angolan Oil Company Saves 200 Million Dollars by Reducing Costs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12328&SEO=angolan-oil-company-saves-200-million-dollars-by-reducing-costs Luanda, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The state-owned National Society of Fuels of Angola (Sonangol) has saved 200 million dollars in costs since June 2016, local media reported on Sunday. South Africa Will Host Economic Forum on Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12322&SEO=south-africa-will-host-economic-forum-on-africa Pretoria Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa will host the 27th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which will take place next week, to focus on achieving inclusive growth in the continent. FITCuba-2017´s Expectations Grow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12320&SEO=fitcuba-2017as-expectations-grow Havana, April 30 (Prensa Latina) Just two days before the opening of the 37th International Tourism Fair (FITCuba-2017), expectations grow among tour operators and journalists. ASEAN Holds Summit in Philippines among Regional Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12310&SEO=asean-holds-summit-in-philippines-among-regional-challenges Manila, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 30th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) opened in Manila, the Philippines today with leaders of the 10 member nations looking to strengthen connectivity and promote the bloc as a global player. Business Fair in Cuba to Facilitate Offer Promotion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12301&SEO=business-fair-in-cuba-to-facilitate-offer-promotion 29 de abril de 2017, 01:40Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 4th edition of the Business Fair scheduled for May 10 to 25 in the Expocuba fair grounds, is expected as a space for economic actors to promote their offers and identify other potentialities. Chile Rejects US Special Report on Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12285&SEO=chile-rejects-us-special-report-on-trade 28 de abril de 2017, 15:17Santiago, Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Affairs Directorate (Direcon) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile has rejected today the contents of the United States Special Report 301 related to trade. Trump Approves Resumption of Oil Drilling on US Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12280&SEO=trump-approves-resumption-of-oil-drilling-on-us-coasts Washington, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) President of the United States Donald Trump signed an executive order that undoes the restrictions ordered by former President Barack Obama for oil and natural gas drilling offshore. Denmark Charges Six Men With Training, Fighting for Islamic State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12277&SEO=denmark-charges-six-men-with-training-fighting-for-islamic-state Copenhague,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Denmark''s public prosecutor''s office said today it had charged six men with allowing themselves to be recruited by Islamic State and fighting for the militant group in Syria. Nepal Set to Sign Agreement With China to Be Part of OBOR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12276&SEO=nepal-set-to-sign-agreement-with-china-to-be-part-of-obor Katmandú,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina)Nepal is set to sign an agreement with China to be part of the ''One Belt One Road Conference'' officials said today. Chile Hit by Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12275&SEO=chile-hit-by-earthquake Santiago de Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina Chile is still under the scourge of telluric movements,that started last Saturday, when a strong quake of 5.8 degrees in the Richter scale was felt Friday at noon in the central part of the South American country. Japan Warns of Possible Volcanic Eruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12271&SEO=japan-warns-of-possible-volcanic-eruption Tokyo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s meteorological authorities issued a warning for navigation near the underwater volcano Bayonnaise Rocks, which lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, 400 kilometers from the capital. Japan Warns of Possible Volcanic Eruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12272&SEO=japan-warns-of-possible-volcanic-eruption 28 de abril de 2017, 12:58Tokyo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s meteorological authorities issued a warning for navigation near the underwater volcano Bayonnaise Rocks, which lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, 400 kilometers from the capital. Qatar to Host Preparatory Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12269&SEO=qatar-to-host-preparatory-arab-conference-on-disaster-risk-reduction Doha, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Arab League (AL) and its member states, together with the United Nations, organize the third regional preparatory Arab conference on disaster risk reduction to be held in Qatar from next Sunday, organizers announced today. Google and Facebook Fall into Phishing Scam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12266&SEO=google-and-facebook-fall-into-phishing-scam Washington, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) US companies Google and Facebook, giants within the computer industry, admitted today that they fell victims of phishing, a term used to identify scams based on identity theft. Turkey Intensifies Attacks in Northern Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12264&SEO=turkey-intensifies-attacks-in-northern-syria Damascus, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Turkish artillery bombed the village of Ras Ain in the northern Syrian province of Hassakeh, destroyed its drinking water plant and caused extensive damage to infrastructure, military sources confirmed today in Damascus. University of Camagüey Hosts International Scientific Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12262&SEO=university-of-camaguey-hosts-international-scientific-conference Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The University of Camagüey hosts today the International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (Cytdes-2017), scheduled in this central-eastern city from June 5 to 7. Cuban Government Approves Plan to Tackle Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12260&SEO=cuban-government-approves-plan-to-tackle-climate-change Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Council of Ministers has approved the State Plan to tackle climate change and thus counteract the damage this phenomenon would cause to the country in coming years, Granma daily reports today. Mexico Ensures Original Tequila http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12259&SEO=mexico-ensures-original-tequila Mexico, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Consumer''s Office (PROFECO) and the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) reportedly signed today an agreement seeking to ensure the original quality of this Mexican flagship product. Outgoing, Incoming Governments Begin Transition Process in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12258&SEO=outgoing-incoming-governments-begin-transition-process-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The outgoing and incoming government teams in Ecuador are starting meetings today for the transition process established by the president, Rafael Correa, to ensure an orderly and transparent power transfer. Maduro Warns of Violent Face of Ultra Right Wing in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12257&SEO=maduro-warns-of-violent-face-of-ultra-right-wing-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro asserted that in the next few hours he will reveal the violent face of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) and the ultra-right, so that you will be aware of the truth of what is happening in Venezuela. FAO, WFP Report on Food Crisis in Four Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12255&SEO=fao-wfp-report-on-food-crisis-in-four-nations Rome, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) today report on the food security situation in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Priorities for Cuban Economy in 2018 Analyzed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12253&SEO=priorities-for-cuban-economy-in-2018-analyzed Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban economy in 2018 will have among its priorities the support in production levels and investments associated to exports, import substitution , development programs and infrastructure as well as tourism demands, informed official sources. These and other economic issues were debated at the meeting of the Council of Ministers, presided by Army General Raul Castro, where directives were analyzed for the elaboration of the Economy Plan and the State Budget for next year, said today daily Granma. FMs Reaffirm ASEAN's Role to Promote Peace, Stability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12252&SEO=fms-reaffirm-aseans-role-to-promote-peace-stability Manila, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have stressed today the need that the bloc promotes an active role in guaranteeing peace and stability. Brazil to Formally Join the Bolivian Initiative of Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12248&SEO=brazil-to-formally-join-the-bolivian-initiative-of-bioceanic-train La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will formally join the project of the Bioceanic Railroad Corridor of Integration by signing next May 18 an understanding memorandum with Bolivia, main driving force of that initiative. Evo Discusses Production Contracts Law with Bolivian Miners http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12242&SEO=evo-discusses-production-contracts-law-with-bolivian-miners La Paz, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and representatives of the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives (Fencomin) discussed today the adjustments to the Law 845, for production contracts, issued in October. European Parliament Criticizes Steps by Expresident http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12232&SEO=european-parliament-criticizes-steps-by-expresident Brussels, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The plenary of the European Parliament criticized the steps by former president Martin Schulz during his mandate between 2012 until the beginnings of the present year. Brazilian Trade Unions Ready for General Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12226&SEO=brazilian-trade-unions-ready-for-general-strike Brasilia, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s main trade union are finalizing today the details of the general strike scheduled for Friday, which could become the largest in the last three decades. Call to Unity, Cooperation for Regional Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12220&SEO=call-to-unity-cooperation-for-regional-sustainable-development México, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development continues here today after a call made by president Enrique Peña Nieto to achieve unity, cooperation and regional integration. UN Expert to Analyze Financial Transparency in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12217&SEO=un-expert-to-analyze-financial-transparency-in-panama United Nations, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The independent expert of the United Nations on external debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, announced today a visit in May to Panama to evaluate the impact of the fiscal evasions by individuals and enterprises. Bachelet Attends 'Tarnished' Anniversary of Chilean Carabineers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12216&SEO=bachelet-attends-tarnished-anniversary-of-chilean-carabineers Santiago de Chile, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will attend the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Corps of Carabineers, a day tinged with a millionaire fraud and allegations of corruption. Macron-Le Pen Gap Decreases as Elections Come Closer in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12215&SEO=macron-le-pen-gap-decreases-as-elections-come-closer-in-france Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The gap between the centrist-liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron and the right-wing, Marine Le Pen became shorter in the last few days prior to the second round of vote in France, according to a poll released today. Merkel Predicts Consequences in Case of Turkey-EU Rupture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12214&SEO=merkel-predicts-consequences-in-case-of-turkey-eu-rupture Berlin, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of the disastrous consequences of a hypothetical rupture in relations between the European Union (EU) and Turkey. First Stone for Bioelectrical Plant Construction to Be Placed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12213&SEO=first-stone-for-bioelectrical-plant-construction-to-be-placed Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The first stone for the construction of the ''Ciro Redondo'' bioelectric plant, in Ciego de Avila, will be symbolically placed today where this power plant will be built. HostelCuba Ends;It Confirms Growing Interest in the Island's Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12211&SEO=hostelcuba-endsit-confirms-growing-interest-in-the-islands-tourism Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba Fair is concluding today with the certainty of the growing interest in the entertainment industry in Cuba, considered by some as an almost virgin territory for foreign investment with many possibilities. Bank of Japan Raises Forecast of Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12203&SEO=bank-of-japan-raises-forecast-of-economic-growth Tokyo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan (BOJ) improved today its forecast of economic growth for this country and kept intact its monetary policy. Bolivia to Create Operative Group for Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12199&SEO=bolivia-to-create-operative-group-for-bioceanic-train Claudia Dupeiron Garcia Australia to Impose Gas Export Controls If Domestic Shortage Hits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12188&SEO=australia-to-impose-gas-export-controls-if-domestic-shortage-hits Canberra,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Turnbull government will impose export controls when there is a shortage of gas in the domestic market, acting on advice from the energy market operator and Australia''s competition watchdog. Burundi Stops World Food Program Convoy From Entering Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12186&SEO=burundi-stops-world-food-program-convoy-from-entering-country Bujumbura,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Burundi has blocked a World Food Programme (WFP) convoy originating in Rwanda from entering the country, citing security concerns, the WFP said on Wednesday. Seminar Held in Nepal on Second Anniversary of Quake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12185&SEO=seminar-held-in-nepal-on-second-anniversary-of-quake Katmandú,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Nepal''s government has pledged to accelerate its recovery efforts from the 2015 earthquakes in a seminar held in this capital. South American Quake Survey Could Help Predict Future Big Ones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12181&SEO=south-american-quake-survey-could-help-predict-future-big-ones Washington, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) A new survey of earthquakes in South America could help scientists predict the next big one. Masahiro Imamura: Japanese Minister Quits Over Fukushima Comments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12179&SEO=masahiro-imamura-japanese-minister-quits-over-fukushima-comments Tokyo,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina)Japan''s reconstruction minister has resigned after making a remark that was seen as offensive to those affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Brazil Post Office Starts National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12177&SEO=brazil-post-office-starts-national-strike Brasilia, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Postal workers in Brazil will begin a national strike today to protest against the reforms carried out by the government of Michel Temer and the threat of privatization of this old institution. China, Canada Agree to Increase Economic, Financial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12174&SEO=china-canada-agree-to-increase-economic-financial-cooperation Beijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) China and Canada held an strategic, economic financial talk and agree to boost cooperation in trade, investments and science to promote strategic bilateral association, spread the government today. Mexico Hosts Latin, Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12167&SEO=mexico-hosts-latin-caribbean-forum-on-sustainable-development Mexico, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto is opening today the first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development, in which representatives of government and the civil society will participate. HostelCuba Proposes Tourism Investment Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12162&SEO=hostelcuba-proposes-tourism-investment-forum Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) An investment forum stands out today among the proposals of the second day of HostelCuba, which includes intense agenda of private roundtable discussions and discussions among professionals. ECLAC: Bolivia to Lead Regional Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12157&SEO=eclac-bolivia-to-lead-regional-economic-growth La Paz, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) For the fourth consecutive year, Bolivia will lead the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South America in 2017, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projections published here today. Former Greek Minister of Finance Recognizes Ecuador's Economic Manage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12130&SEO=former-greek-minister-of-finance-recognizes-ecuadors-economic-manage Quito, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Greek Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis, who continues today his visit to Ecuador, highlighted the adequate management of national economyh and the policies of President Rafael Correa, who considered a reference worldwide. Okinawa Governor To Take Legal Action To Stop New US Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12128&SEO=okinawa-governor-to-take-legal-action-to-stop-new-us-base Tokyo,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga says he will take every possible legal measure, including filing a fresh law suit, to halt work to build a new US military base in the prefecture. Onaga was speaking to reporters as the Defense Ministry''s regional bureau began work on Tuesday to build seawalls off the coast of Henoko in Nago City. The site is to be reclaimed to build an alternative facility for the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station. Russia Criticizes Ukraine Cut of Electric Service to Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12127&SEO=russia-criticizes-ukraine-cut-of-electric-service-to-donbass Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Ukrainian government''s decision to suspend the electricity service to the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic will only move the region further away from Kiev itself, stated the Kremlin today. Overseas Voters Begin to Cast Ballots For South Korea Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12124&SEO=overseas-voters-begin-to-cast-ballots-for-south-korea-election Seoul, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) South Korean overseas voters began casting their ballots for the May 9 presidential election today as leading candidates wooed them with promises of improved safety and government services. UN Demands End of Fighting, Blockade on Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12123&SEO=un-demands-end-of-fighting-blockade-on-yemen United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations human rights independent experts today demanded the end of the fighting in Yemen and the naval blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, as urgent actions to help millions of people at risk of famine. UNICEF Seeks to Immunize Somali Children Against Measles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12122&SEO=unicef-seeks-to-immunize-somali-children-against-measles Mogadishu,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners today kicked off an emergency campaign to immunize 30,000 children against measles in Baidoa, one of the hardest-hit areas in southern Somalia. Cuba and Colombia Hold Migration Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12116&SEO=cuba-and-colombia-hold-migration-talks Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Colombia are holding today and tomorrow in this capital the 3rd Bilateral Round of Migration Talks, with the aim of progressing the negotiation of a Memorandum on this matter. Ukraine Demands End of US Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12115&SEO=ukraine-demands-end-of-us-blockade-against-cuba Kiev, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The organization ''Stop the blockade against Cuba'' has held a rally in front of the U.S. embassy in this capital to demand the end of the blockade against the island, diplomatic sources said today. HostelCuba Fair to Open Activities for Tourism Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12111&SEO=hostelcuba-fair-to-open-activities-for-tourism-sector Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba fair begins its activities and exhibitions today, aimed to the country''s recreational industry and in which discussions will be held among professionals, investment forum and for the first time, a gastronomic forum. ECLAC Foresees Growth of 1.1% in Latin America, Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12106&SEO=eclac-foresees-growth-of-1.1-in-latin-america-caribbean Santiago, Chile, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean region will register an economic expansion of only 1.1 percent in 2017, mainly due to a decline of prices of South America''s primary goods, the Latin America and the Caribbean Commission (ECLAC) has projected. JetBlue Willing to Fly from Boston City to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12095&SEO=jetblue-willing-to-fly-from-boston-city-to-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:12Washington, April 24 (Prensa Latina) US airline JetBlue is willing to fly from Boston to Cuba, insisting on applying for a permit to the US Government to be able open that flight, the Boston Globe newspaper reported. Food Insecurity Grew 35% in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12094&SEO=food-insecurity-grew-35-in-2016 24 de abril de 2017, 16:07Rome, April 24 (Prensa Latina) Food insecurity phase-3 reached a global level of 108 million people in 2016, 35% higher than in 2015, according to a study submitted today in the FAO Council. Turkish Entrepreneurs Explore Business Opportunities in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12093&SEO=turkish-entrepreneurs-explore-business-opportunities-in-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:04Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 Turkish businessmen from industry, agriculture, electronics, tourism and other sectors are exploring opportunities of increasing trade and investment in Cuba during a bilateral business forum being held here. Cuban Port of Nuevitas Fosters Economic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12086&SEO=cuban-port-of-nuevitas-fosters-economic-development Camaguey, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An investment close to the 40 million dollars will allow the Cuban port of Nuevitas, Camaguey, Cuba, distant 70 kilometers from the provincial capital with the name of Camaguey, to become one of the ports with a biggest operational capacity in the island. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi Chosen to Test World's First Malaria Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12081&SEO=ghana-kenya-and-malawi-chosen-to-test-worlds-first-malaria-vaccine Gineva,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Three African countries have been chosen to test the world''s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced today. FAO: 20 Million People in Africa Are at Risk of Dying From Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12077&SEO=fao-20-million-people-in-africa-are-at-risk-of-dying-from-hunger 24 de abril de 2017, 12:13Rome, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned that about 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, northern Nigeria and Yemen are at risk of dying from hunger. Angola Ready to Vote on August -23- 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12076&SEO=angola-ready-to-vote-on-august-23-2017 24 de abril de 2017, 11:57Luanda, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos stated today that the conditions are ready to vote on the Angolan general elections. Despite Brexit, South Africa Will Continue to Trade with UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12074&SEO=despite-brexit-south-africa-will-continue-to-trade-with-uk Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Government''s priority is to ensure that there is certainty and continuity in the trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom as a result of Brexit, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The Coup Ghost Continues Wandering Around Brazil, Dilma Rousseff http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12073&SEO=the-coup-ghost-continues-wandering-around-brazil-dilma-rousseff Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The ghost of the coup continues wandering around Brazil, said former president Dilma Rousseff, who warned that reactionary forces could try to prevent an election victory of former president Inacio Lula da Silva. Cuba Electrifies Homes with Photovoltaic Solar Panels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12064&SEO=cuba-electrifies-homes-with-photovoltaic-solar-panels Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Electrification with photovoltaic solar panels to isolated homes is today a strategy of the Cuban State to benefit families living in places with difficult access. France Goes to the Ballot Boxes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12045&SEO=france-goes-to-the-ballot-boxes 23 de abril de 2017, 11:21Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) French citizens living in Paris are going to the ballot boxes today, in an election day framed by uncertainty, regardring the results, and a high police surveillance. UK Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12044&SEO=uk-labour-leader-corbyn-says-could-suspend-syria-air-strikes 23 de abril de 2017, 11:06London,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Britain''s main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said today that he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister at a June 8 election. Cuban Successful Presentation in Kazahstan International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12041&SEO=cuban-successful-presentation-in-kazahstan-international-fair 23 de abril de 2017, 10:24Astana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba made a successful presentation of its recreational services and products at the 2017 Kift International Tourism Fair, celebrated in the Kazakh city of Almaty. Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes European Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12038&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-concludes-european-tour Athens, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, departed from here back to Cuba today after an official visit to Greece, a country in which he finished a tour of three European nations. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis Visits Djibouti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12037&SEO=us-defence-secretary-jim-mattis-visits-djibouti Djibuti,Apr 23(Prensa Latina) US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived today for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States'' only permanent military base on the African continent. Seven Countries in Cooperation on China-Europe Freight Rail Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12034&SEO=seven-countries-in-cooperation-on-china-europe-freight-rail-services 23 de abril de 2017, 09:08Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Railway authorities of China, Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland and Russia, have signed an agreement to deepen cooperation on China-Europe freight rail services, according to China Railway Corporation. China, Australia Pledge to Further Deepen Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12032&SEO=china-australia-pledge-to-further-deepen-bilateral-relations Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have pledged here today to further deepen bilateral relations between the two countries. Trump's Fiscal Reform to be Announced Lacks Details http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12030&SEO=trumps-fiscal-reform-to-be-announced-lacks-details Washington, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) U.S.President Donald Trump will announce his promised fiscal reform next week, consisting in the big picture and priorities of his plans on tax code but without much detail, revealed news media this weekend. India was Largest Receiver of Remittances Worldwide in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12025&SEO=india-was-largest-receiver-of-remittances-worldwide-in-2016 New Delhi (Prensa Latina) Despite the 8.9 percent fall in 2016, India continues heading the countries which most remittances received last year, reported a report published in this capital. Global E-market Generates Multi-million Dollars Profits in 2015 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11998&SEO=global-e-market-generates-multi-million-dollars-profits-in-2015 21 de abril de 2017, 17:00Geneva, April 21 (Prensa Latina) In the late 2015, global e-commerce generated about $25 billion USD worth of profits, according to statistics published by UNCTAD. Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean Rose in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11997&SEO=remittances-to-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-rose-in-2016 21 de abril de 2017, 16:58Washington, April 21 (Prensa Latina) Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean rose in 2016, a fact that contrasts with what have occurred in other regions of the world, according to the World Bank. Agriculture Congress in Cuba Debates on Losses Reduction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11990&SEO=agriculture-congress-in-cuba-debates-on-losses-reduction Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 40 institutions of 15 countries continue today at the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture analyzing and evaluating how to avoid losses in the production chain. Global CEOs Call G-20 for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11987&SEO=global-ceos-call-g-20-for-greater-disclosure-of-climate-risks Geneva,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina)The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risks. Bigote Gato, Curious Havana Restaurant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11983&SEO=bigote-gato-curious-havana-restaurant Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) A curious restaurant in Havana catches travelers mainly from Europe who are traveling the streets of the Cuban capital these days, its peculiar name is Bigote Gato. Turkey in Final Stage of Buying Russian S-400 Anti-missile System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11981&SEO=turkey-in-final-stage-of-buying-russian-s-400-anti-missile-system 21 de abril de 2017, 11:55Ankara,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s talks with Russia to purchase the advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile system have reached the final stage, the country''s defense minister said. Rainy Season Continues Causing Havoc in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11978&SEO=rainy-season-continues-causing-havoc-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Nine Colombian departments are still on alert for heavy rains, while recovery work continues in Manizales to find missing people while inhabitants of Mocoa try to erase the traces of the devastating avalanches that occurred on April 1st. President-elect of Ecuador Receives Support From Social Organizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11977&SEO=president-elect-of-ecuador-receives-support-from-social-organizations Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno now has the support of a new front, the Pact of Unity of Peoples, Nationalities, Social Organizations and Workers. Mexican Company in Nicaragua Explores Business Opportunities in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11958&SEO=mexican-company-in-nicaragua-explores-business-opportunities-in-cuba Managua, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican meet processing company SuKarne, leader to this sector in Central America, is currently exploring, from Nicaragua, opportunities for business with Cuba, source from the Cuban embassy in this country confirmed today. Russian Company Gazprom Interested in Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11957&SEO=russian-company-gazprom-interested-in-bolivian-gas La Paz, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez reported Wednesday that Russian company GAZPROM is now interested in signing agreements to widen its participation with Bolivia in gas exploration and transportation projects. Problems to Cover Credit Increase Stress Among US Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11952&SEO=problems-to-cover-credit-increase-stress-among-us-citizens Washington, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) U.S. citizens have higher levels of stress today than they did 10 years ago, and most of them point to problems to cover their credits as responsible for that situation. Cuba Highlights MNOAL's Validity at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11949&SEO=cuba-highlights-mnoals-validity-at-un Geneva, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba highlighted the validity and relevance of the founding principles of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) at a difficult moment in the world at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Cameroon Returns 30,000 Displaced People from Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11947&SEO=cameroon-returns-30000-displaced-people-from-nigeria Abuja, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30,000 displaced people by the violence of terrorist group Boko Haram, returned to their native country, Nigeria, from Cameroon, reported the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in the state of Borno, the local press said Thursday. Germany Refutes US Criticism for 2016 Surplus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11944&SEO=germany-refutes-us-criticism-for-2016-surplus Berlin, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s trade surplus in 2016 reached 252 million euros, to which the United States made strong criticisms refuted today by the country''s economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, in the newspaper Bild. Crimea Interested in Economic Ties with Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11943&SEO=crimea-interested-in-economic-ties-with-latin-america Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and the Crimea, in particular, are interested in multilateral cooperation with Latin America, said Georgi Muradov, deputy prime minister of the government and permanent representative of the Russian president in the aforementioned peninsula. US Defense Secretary Meets with Egyptian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11940&SEO=us-defense-secretary-meets-with-egyptian-president Cairo, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the capital today, where he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Iran Refutes Saudi-US Accussation of Destabilizing the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11938&SEO=iran-refutes-saudi-us-accussation-of-destabilizing-the-region Tehran, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s political and military authorities refuted today what they considered repeated and unfounded accusations by Saudi Arabia and the United States of destabilizing the Persian Gulf region and considered them part of the ''anti-Iranian bragging.'' Trade in the Foreground of Pence Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11931&SEO=trade-in-the-foreground-of-pence-tour Bangkok, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Amid expectations concerning Washington''s economic policies regarding protectionism, the attention of markets focuses today on this country and the visit of U.S. Vicepresident, Mike Pence. Experts from over 15 Countries Debate in Cuba on Urban Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11923&SEO=experts-from-over-15-countries-debate-in-cuba-on-urban-agriculture Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Experts from more than 40 institutions in 15 countries are taking part in the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture inaugurated in Cuba Wednesday, to exchange and debate on food security and sovereignty. India and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11901&SEO=india-and-cuba-strengthen-cooperation-in-biotechnology New Delhi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) India may get benefits with the progress of Cuban biotechnology, one of the greatest achievements by Cuba after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959. 11.9 Percent of Italians Suffer Serious Material Deprivation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11899&SEO=11.9-percent-of-italians-suffer-serious-material-deprivation Rome, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) 11.9 percent of Italians, equivalent to 7.2 million, live in conditions of serious material deprivation, reported here today Roberto Monducci, director of the National Institute of Statistics (Istat). Saudi Arabia, USA Ratify Strategic Defense Relation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11895&SEO=saudi-arabia-usa-ratify-strategic-defense-relation Riyadh, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reaffirmed here today their commitment to expand and consolidate strategic military and security cooperation. China Pleads for Unity, Prosperity and Stability in European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11892&SEO=china-pleads-for-unity-prosperity-and-stability-in-european-union Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese prime minister, Li Keqiang, advocated for unity, prosperity and stability of the European Union (EU), it transcended here today. Canada Supports Peace Process in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11890&SEO=canada-supports-peace-process-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Canada has expressed its support for Colombia''s peace process through the Mechanism for Political, Economic and Human Rights Consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries, a communique released in this capital said today. Chile Conducts National Census Today, Declares Holiday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11889&SEO=chile-conducts-national-census-today-declares-holiday Santiago de Chile, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Starting at nine o''clock this morning, 583,000 pollsters will visit Chilean homes to find out about its population and other data, in the so-called National Short Census. Emmanuel Macron Might Become the Youngest President in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11886&SEO=emmanuel-macron-might-become-the-youngest-president-in-france Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Several pre-election surveys in France show that Emmanuel Macron, leader of the centrist En Marche! movement, is one of the favorites candidates and is likely to become the youngest president in the country''s history. Cuban Companies Active in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11881&SEO=cuban-companies-active-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) From Labiofam Vietnam, with 18 years in the Indochinese country, up to newly local Cuban industries, exhibit products at the Trade Fair inaugurated today in this capital, recognized as a platform to boost economic ties between the two nations. Big Attendance to World Accounting Forum in Cuba Expected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11874&SEO=big-attendance-to-world-accounting-forum-in-cuba-expected Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Some 400 experts of Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Colombia and other nations will participate in the 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Audit and Finances, to be held on May 22 to 24, informed an official source. Belt and Route Forum in China will Gather 28 World Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11873&SEO=belt-and-route-forum-in-china-will-gather-28-world-leaders Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The first Forum of the Belt and Route to be held here next month, will have the presence of heads of State or Government of 28 countries, announced the Foreign Minister, Wang Yi. World Bank Foresees Lat Am Economic Recovery in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11872&SEO=world-bank-foresees-lat-am-economic-recovery-in-2017 Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.5 percent in 2017, and 2.5 percent in 2018, putting an end to more than 5 years of economic stagnation, the World Bank has forecasted. Turkey, CELAC Quartet to Discuss State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11860&SEO=turkey-celac-quartet-to-discuss-state-of-relations Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reported today on the 4th meeting between Turkey and the quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which will take place here to assess the state of relations. Cuban Rums Explore Vitenamese Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11857&SEO=cuban-rums-explore-vitenamese-markets Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Tradition, history and culture, are some of the credentials by the products exhibited by Cuban company Cuba Ron S.A., to try to get access to the Vietnamese market, said Cuban specialist Ilia Maria Cardoso. Cuban Medical Brigade Work Continues Despite Conflicts in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11847&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-work-continues-despite-conflicts-in-peru Piura, Peru, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade continued its humanitarian work in this region of northern Peru, despite a protest of residents sheltered in tents where thousands of families live. Congolese Prime Minister Praises Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11845&SEO=congolese-prime-minister-praises-relations-with-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, Clement Mouamba, regarded the relations between Congo and Cuba as ''indissoluble'', during the homage to deceased Congolese president Marien Ngouabi, celebrates at the African National Heroes Park in Havana. Cuba Shows Scientific Progress at Int'l Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11844&SEO=cuba-shows-scientific-progress-at-intl-meeting Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is showing its scientific progress of the last decades during the second and last day of the Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Impeachment of Dilma Must Be Annulled, Brazilian Professor Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11843&SEO=impeachment-of-dilma-must-be-annulled-brazilian-professor-says Brasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The express recognition by Michel Temer that the coup against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff was a consequence of the fact that she did not give in to the blackmail of former Congressman Eduardo Cunha does not leave today another alternative to the Supreme Court that to annul the impeachment. Iran and EC Sign Cooperation Agreement in Nuclear Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11838&SEO=iran-and-ec-sign-cooperation-agreement-in-nuclear-security Brussels, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran and the European Community (EC) signed their first joint agreement for cooperation in nuclear security, reported the EC Executive Tuesday. Colombia: Tragedy in Mocoa Could Had Been Avoided by Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11837&SEO=colombia-tragedy-in-mocoa-could-had-been-avoided-by-authorities Bogota, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Without waiting for the results of the investigation on the avalanche in Mocoa, criticism in Colombia continues today for the lack of foresight by the authorities to avoid the tragedy experienced in the southern municipality where 321 people died. South Africa's Finance Minister to Attend IMF Meeting in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11834&SEO=south-africas-finance-minister-to-attend-imf-meeting-in-u.s. Pretoria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is heading the South African delegation to the forthcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Spring Meetings in the U.S. Congo, the 6th Oil-Producing Country of Africa, without Fuels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11830&SEO=congo-the-6th-oil-producing-country-of-africa-without-fuels Brazzaville, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Congo, the sixth oil-producing country in Africa, has been for three weeks now with fuel shortages and the stabilization of the situation seems to remain for some more weeks. Nobel Laureates Alert Risk of Eventual Paris Withdrawal from EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11827&SEO=nobel-laureates-alert-risk-of-eventual-paris-withdrawal-from-eu Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Twenty-five Nobel Economy laureates warned today about dangers of an eventual French withdrawal from the European Union (EU), option defended by several candidates to the upcoming presidential elections. New Actions for Greater Economic Ties Vietnam-Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11826&SEO=new-actions-for-greater-economic-ties-vietnam-cuba Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba agreed here today on actions focused on the exchange of information on business and trade opportunities, and greater knowledge of the respective business communities to increase economic relations. Turkey Calls for Integration Meeting with Central American Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11825&SEO=turkey-calls-for-integration-meeting-with-central-american-countries Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has convened the second forum of the Turkey-Central American Integration System (SICA), to be held in this city, according to state-run broadcasting TRT. Cuban Growing Tourism Attracts Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11803&SEO=cuban-growing-tourism-attracts-hotel-business Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The tourist boom in Cuba is particularly boosting hotel business, as the increase in arrivals requires expanded capacity, and this has led Iberostar chain to set the island as a priority in its projections in the Americas. Number of Mexicans Crossing U.S. Border Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11796&SEO=number-of-mexicans-crossing-u.s.-border-decreases Mexico, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The boycott by Mexicans on U.S. businesses along the border has reportedly caused a fall in the number of Mexicans crossing the border. International Observers Refute Referendum in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11794&SEO=international-observers-refute-referendum-in-turkey Ankara, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The mission of the Council of Europe''s international observers, which is aimed at the constitutional reform plebiscite in Turkey, criticized today the electoral process that will take place under conditions of inequality for the options faced. A Journey to the End of the World: Magellan and the Chilean Antarctic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11792&SEO=a-journey-to-the-end-of-the-world-magellan-and-the-chilean-antarctic 17 de abril de 2017, 11:38Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Soon, a group of scientists and journalists will travel to the Magellan region and the Chilean Antarctica, which is the end of the world without any type of doubt. Vietnam, Cuba Increase Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11788&SEO=vietnam-cuba-increase-economic-ties 17 de abril de 2017, 11:07Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba are exploring today some ways to broaden their economic relations as part of a visit here by a delegation from the Chamber of Commerce of the Caribbean country. Chinese Economy grew 6.9 percent in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11780&SEO=chinese-economy-grew-6.9-percent-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese economy registered 6.9 percent in interanual growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter this year, a higher evolution rate than expected, says today the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). India Will Keep Growing Strong, says World Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11779&SEO=india-will-keep-growing-strong-says-world-bank New Delhi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Despite turbulences of international markets, Indian economy will grow 7.2 percent this year absd 7.7 percent the next, predicted the World Bank in a report published here today. Angola Promotes Sustainable Use of Second Largest Basin Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11775&SEO=angola-promotes-sustainable-use-of-second-largest-basin-worldwide Luanda, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Congo basin, the second largest in the world behind the Amazon, now has enormous potential for sustainable use in terms of development and the elimination of poverty. Broad International Participation in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11773&SEO=broad-international-participation-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) About 500 companies from 23 countries and territories will participate here in Vietnam''s Trade Fair from next Wednesday to expand or start business links with the host nation and others. Cuba, Iberostar's Main Destination in Latin American http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11772&SEO=cuba-iberostars-main-destination-in-latin-american Varadero, Cuba, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has become the first choice for operation in Latin America of the Spanish hotel group Iberostar, the chain''s representative on island, Mateo Cardentei, said during the opening of a new stablishment in the western resort of Varadero. Bolivia Raises Minimum Wage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11758&SEO=bolivia-raises-minimum-wage La Paz, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian minimum wage has increased 310% since President Evo Morales took office in 2006, with an annually continuous increase in the interest of workers, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance website. Sri Lankan Prime Minister to Visit Vietnam to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11749&SEO=sri-lankan-prime-minister-to-visit-vietnam-to-strengthen-ties Hanoi, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will start an official visit to Vietnam on Monday to strengthen cooperation in several sectors, including trade and investment, it was reported here. Cuba to Host Int'l Forum on Financial Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11748&SEO=cuba-to-host-intl-forum-on-financial-affairs Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC) is organizing a forum on financial affairs, to be attended by about 400 experts from several countries, the organizing committee confirmed. Cuba's Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11729&SEO=cubas-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Por Roberto F. CamposHavana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) As visits by tour operators are aimed today at Cuba''s recreational nautical activities, its flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary while implementing more programs to meet the demands from those who increasingly want to set sail in Cuban waters. Bank of Japan to Offer Brighter View of Economy, Exports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11726&SEO=bank-of-japan-to-offer-brighter-view-of-economy-exports Tokyo,Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a more upbeat view of the economy at this month''s rate review than it did last month, as robust exports and factory output support recovery in the world''s third-largest economy. US Arrests Fugitive on Charges of Writing Anti-Trump Text http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11724&SEO=us-arrests-fugitive-on-charges-of-writing-anti-trump-text Washington, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) US authorities arrested fugitive Joseph Jakubowski, who was the target of a national persecution since April 4 on charges of armed robbery and writing a manifesto against President Donald Trump. Angola Prepares Gold Market Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11722&SEO=angola-prepares-gold-market-regulations Luanda, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Angolan authorities are preparing the regulation of the gold market to stop illegal sales, which last year reached three tons of the metal. Russia Confirms Attendance to Silk Route Forum in Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11721&SEO=russia-confirms-attendance-to-silk-route-forum-in-beijing Beijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that he will attend the First International Cooperation Forum on the Silk Road to be held in the capital next month, announced the government here Friday. Belarus Values 25-Year of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11720&SEO=belarus-values-25-year-of-diplomatic-relations-with-cuba Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Belarus celebrate today their 25-year diplomatic relations. The bilateral ties have taken deep roots and gone beyond the April 1992´s historic protocol signing. Oman, Kuwait Sign Agreement for Refining Crude Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11719&SEO=oman-kuwait-sign-agreement-for-refining-crude-oil Muscat, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Business circles in Oman highlighted the recent signing of a cooperation agreement with Kuwait to develop a refinery and petrochemical complex in Duqm, a locality in Al Wusta province. Iranian FM Travels to Russia for Tripartite Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11715&SEO=iranian-fm-travels-to-russia-for-tripartite-meeting-on-syria Tehran, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, traveled to Russia today to attend a tripartite meeting on Syria, days after an attack by the United States that the diplomat described as an ''unilateral unacceptable act.'' 3,865 Ballot Papers of Ecuador's Ballotage to Be Recounted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11713&SEO=3865-ballot-papers-of-ecuadors-ballotage-to-be-recounted Quito, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) announced the next recount of 3,865 ballot papers of the second round of elections, held on April 2, after analyzing objections from the two contending political organizations. Seismic Activity Scales Down in San Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11712&SEO=seismic-activity-scales-down-in-san-salvador San Salvador, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorean President Salvador Sanchez Ceren is currently overseeing the work on prevention and response to the quakes that have been shaking this capital since last Sunday, even though the seismic activity has significantly scaled down. Cuba, France Revive Scientific Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11709&SEO=cuba-france-revive-scientific-cooperation Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The scientific-technological cooperation between Cuba and France has undergone a revival process since 2016 with great possibilities of expansion in the future, Granma newspaper reported. You Will Never Break Out Spirit, Said US Immigrants Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11706&SEO=you-will-never-break-out-spirit-said-us-immigrants-children Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of children, stemming from several US states, have mobilized to the White House to send a message against US President Donald Trump''s crackdown on illegal immigration that bring about the separation of families. Outside Africa No One Supported Namibia as Much as Cuba, Geingob Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11701&SEO=outside-africa-no-one-supported-namibia-as-much-as-cuba-geingob-says Windhoek, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) No other country outside of Africa contributed as selflessly as Cuba to the freedom that Namibia enjoy today, President Hage Geingob said. ELAM Increases the Health Family with More Specialists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11698&SEO=elam-increases-the-health-family-with-more-specialists Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, with thousands of graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), increased more health specialists to its supportive family, as stated by a US graduate. Former Pakistani Foreign Minister Calls for Indo-Pak Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11696&SEO=former-pakistani-foreign-minister-calls-for-indo-pak-dialogue New Delhi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The resumption of the stalled dialogue between India and Pakistan is now a prevailing need for the region, said former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khursheed Kasuri. India Plans to Buy Three More French Submarines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11694&SEO=india-plans-to-buy-three-more-french-submarines New Delhi, April 14 (Prensa Latina) India is considering the possibility of buying three other French Scorpene submarines, after the six already agreed in 2005, today revealed a military source to The Hindu. World Bank Evaluates Perspectives of Vietnamese Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11693&SEO=world-bank-evaluates-perspectives-of-vietnamese-economy Hanoi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank valued as favorable the perspectives in the middle term of the Vietnamese economy for which it predicted a gradual expansion until 2019. Nigerian Authority Seizes Large Amount of Hush Money http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11682&SEO=nigerian-authority-seizes-large-amount-of-hush-money 13 de abril de 2017, 16:09Abuja, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian anti-corruption body disclosed today the find of a large amount of money in Ikoyi district, Lagos, the country''s most populous city. German Bank Concerned about Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11679&SEO=german-bank-concerned-about-protectionism 13 de abril de 2017, 15:59Berlin, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The German central bank (Bundesbank) affirmed that was quite concerned about growing isolationist trends that could turn into a trade war. Mexican Tourist Destinations Threatened by Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11676&SEO=mexican-tourist-destinations-threatened-by-climate-change Mexico, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Mexican tourist destinations on the beach are highly exposed to the effects of climate change due to sea level rise, especially in the Caribbean region, according to studies released here. Glowing Bacteria Offer Hope For Safe Detection of Landmines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11670&SEO=glowing-bacteria-offer-hope-for-safe-detection-of-landmines London,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers at an Israeli university has successfully tested a technology using fluorescent bacteria and lasers that could become a safer system for detecting buried landmines. Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago to Increase Cooperation Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11669&SEO=cuba-trinidad-tobago-to-increase-cooperation-ties Port-of-Spain, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba are evaluating the signing of new cooperation agreements in public health, culture, tourism and energy, a diplomatic source informed today. Youngsters Reject US Policies Against Undocumented Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11660&SEO=youngsters-reject-us-policies-against-undocumented-immigrants Washington, April 13 (Prensa Latina) A caravan of 40 children and young people, who left three days ago the city of Miami, Florida, arrived here today with a message against deportations of undocumented immigrants. China, Japan and South Korea seek Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11658&SEO=china-japan-and-south-korea-seek-free-trade Tokyo, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Negotiators of China, Japan and South Korea examined today in this capital the possibility of boosting the exchange of merchandise and services and promoting the exchange of goods, services and give a thrust to free trade. Panama Tries to Save Bank Sanctioned by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11656&SEO=panama-tries-to-save-bank-sanctioned-by-usa Panama, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) In a last-minute attempt to save the closure of Balboa Bank, the Panamanian regulating institution extended today for 30 days the forced liquidation due to an extraterritorial sanction of the United States. Bachelet Launches Bold Proposal to Improve Pensions in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11654&SEO=bachelet-launches-bold-proposal-to-improve-pensions-in-chile Por By Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A bold proposal to improve pensions in Chile, one of the headaches of society at the moment, left the scene ready for debate in Congress and within social movements. Investment Ready for Initial Stage of Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh Freeway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11644&SEO=investment-ready-for-initial-stage-of-hanoi-ho-chi-minh-freeway Hanoi, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese government will contribute about 2.4 billion dollars for the initial stage of the freeway that will link this capital with Ho Chi Minh city, projected for 2022, it was announced here today. Cuba Enhancing Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11641&SEO=cuba-enhancing-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) As recreational nautical activities in Cuba are attracting a growing number of foreign tourists, travel agencies are implementing more programs to meet the increasing demands of those who want to sail along Cuban waters, while the island''s nautical flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Japan,UN to Work Jointly on Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11624&SEO=japanun-to-work-jointly-on-natural-disasters Tokyo, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A group of Japanese lawmakers pledged to work with the United Nations to promote international contributions, in order to deal with natural disasters, the press reported Wednesday. Mandate of Supreme Court Minister Exposes Coupists in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11620&SEO=mandate-of-supreme-court-minister-exposes-coupists-in-brazil Brasilia, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The authorization given by Minister of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) Edson Fachin to investigate 74 authorities with privileges leaves exposed today key figures of the parliamentary coup staged against Dilma Rousseff. US Citizens Want to Sail to Cuba Freely http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11618&SEO=us-citizens-want-to-sail-to-cuba-freely Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) US recreational sailors want to travel freely to Cuba and influence the government of Washington to lift all kinds of restrictions against Havana, Commodore José Miguel Díaz Escrich said today. Turkey Calls for Use of Force to Overthrow Syrian President Assad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11611&SEO=turkey-calls-for-use-of-force-to-overthrow-syrian-president-assad Ankara, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Foreign Minister Omer Celik called on the southern city of Adana today to use force against Damascus government to prevent atrocities against the civilian population. Cuba Drills More Water Wells to Counter the Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11609&SEO=cuba-drills-more-water-wells-to-counter-the-drought Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The drilling of new wells to recharge the water table is now among the investments in this central Cuban province to minimize the effects of the prolonged drought that affects the region. Trump Says was 'Very Good' Call with Chinese President Xi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11607&SEO=trump-says-was-very-good-call-with-chinese-president-xi Washington, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump called a recent telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea as very good. The Challenges of the Left in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11606&SEO=the-challenges-of-the-left-in-latin-america Por Orlando Oramas León*Mexico (Prensa Latina) A left-wing president in Mexico would not be good for the United States or even for Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said recently in Washington. WTO Reports World Trade will Grow this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11600&SEO=wto-reports-world-trade-will-grow-this-year Geneva, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) informed today that global exchanges will grow from 1.8 to 3.5 percent this year, compared to the weak results in 2016. Cuba Starts Preparing Next Tobacco Crop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11595&SEO=cuba-starts-preparing-next-tobacco-crop Pinar del Río, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The western province of Pinar del Rio starts today labors for the next tobacco campaign which will extend to 19 thousand hectares, according to the program to develop the crop. Lake Chad Basin:A Crisis Rooted in Hunger, Poverty and Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11571&SEO=lake-chad-basina-crisis-rooted-in-hunger-poverty-and-climate-change Rome,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure a lasting solution is to address these including through investments in sustainable agriculture, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said today. UN Dag Halvor Nylander Visits Caracas,Guyana for Border Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11568&SEO=un-dag-halvor-nylander-visits-caracasguyana-for-border-talks United Nations,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Esequibo Border Controversy between Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Dag Halvor Nylander, will visit Caracas and Georgetown until Thursday for the first time to hold high-level meetings with national authorities on the way forward in the Good Offices Process. El Salvador Insists People Should Be Calm During Quakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11566&SEO=el-salvador-insists-people-should-be-calm-during-quakes San Salvador, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Salvadoran authorities insisted on maintaining calm in the face of the reactivation of the fault that recently triggered a seismic swarm in this country, and ruled out an alleged reactivation of San Salvador volcano. ALBA Countries Denounce U.S. Economic Aggression Against Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11561&SEO=alba-countries-denounce-u.s.-economic-aggression-against-nicaragua Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) on Tuesday denounced the intentions by U.S. congress people to imposed an economic blockade on Nicaragua. Special Meeting on Syria Favors Political Solution to Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11559&SEO=special-meeting-on-syria-favors-political-solution-to-conflict Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the special meeting on Syria, held today in the city of Lucca, agreed on the need for a political solution to the conflict in that country, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said. Most Europeans Consider Trump Is a Global Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11557&SEO=most-europeans-consider-trump-is-a-global-threat Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Most people in the main European countries and Brazil consider that President Donald Trump''s taking office in the United States poses a threat to global security, according to a survey published here today. Panama: 22.1 Percent of Citizens Are Poor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11555&SEO=panama-22.1-percent-of-citizens-are-poor Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics show today that in March 2016, 885,971 Panamanians were poor, accounting for 22.1 percent of the population, thus reaffirming the inequality in the distribution of wealth, despite a slight improvement in those indicators. Chile's Center-Left Is in a Labyrinth Before the Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11554&SEO=chiles-center-left-is-in-a-labyrinth-before-the-elections Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Seven months before the elections, Chile''s center-left is in a labyrinth after the resignation of former President Ricardo Lagos and the Christian Democrats'' threat to leave the primaries. China Open to New Sectors for Private Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11548&SEO=china-open-to-new-sectors-for-private-investment Beijing, Abr 11 (Prensa Latina) China will allow the entrance of private capital in more productive, including oil drilling and defense technology, informed todayh the Economic Information Daily, published by Hsinhua state news agency. U.S. Extraterritorial Sanction will Sell Off Panamanian Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11547&SEO=u.s.-extraterritorial-sanction-will-sell-off-panamanian-bank Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Extraterritorial sanctions of the United States could provoke the forced sale or liquidation of Panama Balboa Bank, whose Washington temporary permit expire don April 7 without extension of its license, it was known today. Vietnamese Shoe Industry Has Ambitious Targets for 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11545&SEO=vietnamese-shoe-industry-has-ambitious-targets-for-2020 Hanoi, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam proposes to reach between 24 and 26 billion dollars in hide and shoe exports by 2020 as part of a sector''s development plan announced here. Chile and China Strengthen Free-Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11540&SEO=chile-and-china-strengthen-free-trade-agreement Santiago de Chile, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile and China have taken new steps to strengthen the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) that both nations have carried out for 10 years, in a strategy that might be consolidated at a high-level meeting in May. US Congressman Acknowledges Policy Failure against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11537&SEO=us-congressman-acknowledges-policy-failure-against-cuba Washington, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Rep. Congressman Roger Marshall today said that the US isolation policy against Cuba has dramatically failed and restricted the openings for Americans to have any relation with Cuba. Cuba Prioritizes Investments to Mitigate Drought in Eastern Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11517&SEO=cuba-prioritizes-investments-to-mitigate-drought-in-eastern-provinces 10 de abril de 2017, 13:21Guantanamo, Cuba, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH) of Cuba is giving today priority to investments, in an effort to mitigate the effects of the intense drought that affects a big portion of the island's eastern provinces. No Joint Declaration in G-7 Energy Ministers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11515&SEO=no-joint-declaration-in-g-7-energy-ministers-meeting 10 de abril de 2017, 13:10Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 meeting of energy officials concluded today without the announced joint statement, due to contradictions between the United States and its allies on climate change. Toyota Announces Record $1.33 Billion Investment in Kentucky Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11513&SEO=toyota-announces-record-1.33-billion-investment-in-kentucky-plant 10 de abril de 2017, 12:42Washington, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina)The future of automobile production is now. A $1.33 billion investment- the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second-largest in state history- will make Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. ALBA Meeting Began in Havana With a Call for Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11512&SEO=alba-meeting-began-in-havana-with-a-call-for-unity Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) With a call for unity, organization, and solidarity, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez inaugurated today the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). Japan Led Researchers Prepare to Drill Down to Earth's Mantle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11511&SEO=japan-led-researchers-prepare-to-drill-down-to-earths-mantle Tokyo, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Aiming for the world''s first-ever direct excavation of the Earth''s mantle, an international research group led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will conduct a preliminary study in the waters off Hawaii in September,according to Japan News. Colombian Attorney's Office to Begin Investigation of Mocoa Tragedy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11510&SEO=colombian-attorneys-office-to-begin-investigation-of-mocoa-tragedy Bogota, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian prosecutor''s office will begin an investigation into the tragedy of Mocoa, which has caused at least 315 deaths, in order to clarify the actions of officials in charge of protecting the population, Caracol Radio confirmed today. UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11509&SEO=un-security-council-discusses-climate-change-impact-on-security United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council held a meeting today under the Arria Formula to discuss the impact of climate change on international stability, a forum focused on the threat of sea level increase. World Trade Is Facing a 'Critical' Moment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11507&SEO=world-trade-is-facing-a-critical-moment Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) recognized today that international trade is at a ''critical'' moment. Southern European Countries Analyze Future of the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11506&SEO=southern-european-countries-analyze-future-of-the-european-union Madrid, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the seven countries of the European Union (EU) are meeting in this capital today to discuss the consequences of the removal of the United Kingdom from the community bloc. USA to Sell War Planes to Nigeria to Fight Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11505&SEO=usa-to-sell-war-planes-to-nigeria-to-fight-boko-haram Washington, April 10 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government will continue with the intention of selling high-tech aircraft to Nigeria to fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group, officials reported today. El Salvador Calls for Dialogue in Venezuela at ALBA Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11503&SEO=el-salvador-calls-for-dialogue-in-venezuela-at-alba-meeting San Salvador, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez will ratify today the Salvadoran position of support for dialogue in order to seek political consensus in Venezuela, during a meeting of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). India, Australia Boost Economic, Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11491&SEO=india-australia-boost-economic-trade-ties New Delhi, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Prime Ministers of India, Narendra Modi, and Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, today addressed strategies to increase bilateral ties, especially in economy and the fight against terrorism. New Market in Old Town of Aleppo, Syria, Inaugurated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11474&SEO=new-market-in-old-town-of-aleppo-syria-inaugurated 09 de abril de 2017, 11:34Damascus, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A part of the old part of the Syrian city of Aleppo comes back to life and rescues the traditions in the neighborhood of Halab al-Yadida with multiple options and the offer of employment to more than 500 settlers, Damascus press media informed today. Largest Manganese Reserve Found in Southwest China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11455&SEO=largest-manganese-reserve-found-in-southwest-china Beijing, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A reserve of 203 million tons of manganese, the largest in Asia, was found in southwest China''s Guizhou province, local officials said on Friday. India Extends $4.5 Billion Line of Credit to Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11447&SEO=india-extends-4.5-billion-line-of-credit-to-bangladesh New Delhi,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina)India and Bangladesh signed a slew of agreements today, including a $4.5 billion concessionary line of credit from India for development projects in Bangladesh, as the South Asian neighbors try to deepen their ties. Phillipine President to Visit Middle East Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11439&SEO=phillipine-president-to-visit-middle-east-countries Manila, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Phillipine President, Rodrigo Duterte, will start next Monday in Saudi Arabia a tour to three countries of the Middle East, where he will promote the rights of his co-nationals working in those territories, informed today government sources. Gold Price Reaches its Top Rate in Five Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11438&SEO=gold-price-reaches-its-top-rate-in-five-months 08 de abril de 2017, 00:20London, April 8 (Prensa Latina) Gold price has recently reached its maximum of five months as it strengthened as a refuge after the US attack against Syrian air base. Increased Price of Gas Continues to Rise Inflation in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11413&SEO=increased-price-of-gas-continues-to-rise-inflation-in-mexico 07 de abril de 2017, 15:25Mexico, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The impact of increased gas price, which started on January 1st in Mexico, continues to rise inflation, according to data issued by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). ILO: Social Justice, a Basic Principle to Follow and Preserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11409&SEO=ilo-social-justice-a-basic-principle-to-follow-and-preserve Geneva, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The general director of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, expressed today that social justice is the main principle to follow and preserve, when talking about an ''unprecedented transformation'' of the world labor. Cuba and Mexico Discuss Migratory and Consular Matters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11405&SEO=cuba-and-mexico-discuss-migratory-and-consular-matters Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Diplomatic representatives from Cuba and Mexico met in Havana to discuss migration and consular matters during the 11th Bilateral Meeting of Working Group on those issues, the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Actors,Intellectuals Demand Guatemala to Respect Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11404&SEO=actorsintellectuals-demand-guatemala-to-respect-venezuela Guatemala, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity, chapter Guatemala, today requested the Government of Jimmy Morales to respect the right to self-determination and sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Cubana Airline Ready to Begin Flights This Summer to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11399&SEO=cubana-airline-ready-to-begin-flights-this-summer-to-italy Rome, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cubana de Aviacion airline in Italy expects to shortly begin flights with new summer''s offers for the transportation of passengers and international cargo. Chinese President Expresses Willingness to Work with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11398&SEO=chinese-president-expresses-willingness-to-work-with-trump Beijing, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping assured his willingness to work with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, in order to boost relations between the two countries from a new starting point, broadcast the government media here. India's Economy Will Grow, ADB estimates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11383&SEO=indias-economy-will-grow-adb-estimates New Delhi, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Boosted by reforms and improved investor confidence, the Indian economy could grow by 7,4 percent in the current fiscal year, started on April 1, today forecast the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Ecuador Readies for Macro Business Round 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11382&SEO=ecuador-readies-for-macro-business-round-2017 Quito, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador readies to host the 6th Macro Business Round that will gather local exporters and foreign investors next June 6 and 7. European Central Bank Will Maintain its Monetary Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11381&SEO=european-central-bank-will-maintain-its-monetary-policy Berlin, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) will maintain its present monetary policy which includes buying bonds and interest rates in record minimums, it was officially informed. Cuban and Portugal Strengthen Ties in Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11374&SEO=cuban-and-portugal-strengthen-ties-in-tourism 06 de abril de 2017, 19:08Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) High-level delegations from Portugal and Cuba strengthened ties through the signing of a Cooperation Agreement to develop tourism. India Demands Permanent UN Security Council Seat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11359&SEO=india-demands-permanent-un-security-council-seat 06 de abril de 2017, 13:21New Delhi,Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Expressing confidence that India would become a permanent member of the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the country expected that the new members would have the same rights, including the veto power, as the existing permanent members. Drought, Cholera Kills Over 400 People in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11356&SEO=drought-cholera-kills-over-400-people-in-somalia 06 de abril de 2017, 12:51Mogadishu, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Over 400 people, including children, have died from drought and a cholera outbreak since 2017 in southern and central Somalia. Argentine Trade Unions on General Strike,First Incidents are Reported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11355&SEO=argentine-trade-unions-on-general-strikefirst-incidents-are-reported 06 de abril de 2017, 12:38Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The general strike of the Argentine labor federation, CGT, the first against the government of Mauricio Macri, has began early today and there are already strong incidents at the Panamericana Avenue. Strong Reaction of Iran to Statements Made By Theresa May in Riyadh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11353&SEO=strong-reaction-of-iran-to-statements-made-by-theresa-may-in-riyadh 06 de abril de 2017, 12:27Tehran, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Iran has strongly refuted accusations by Britain''s Prime Minister Theresa May and reminded her of the responsibility of the former colonial metropolis with thousands of deaths in Yemen and the rest of the region. Cuban Medical Brigade Increases Activities in Peruvian Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11352&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-increases-activities-in-peruvian-region 06 de abril de 2017, 12:22Piura, Peru, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade that attends in this city and its vicinities to the victims of the heavy floods that hit the region, increased today its activities at the request of the local health authorities. European MP Demand Rejection of External Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11350&SEO=european-mp-demand-rejection-of-external-interference-in-venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 12:08Madrid, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Member of Parliaments from Spain, Slovenia and Portugal have called on the European Parliament (EP) to reject external maneuvers against Venezuela from the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, and to accompany the dialogue supported by UNASUR and the Vatican. Brazil Host South-South Event on Sustainable Production, Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11349&SEO=brazil-host-south-south-event-on-sustainable-production-consumption 06 de abril de 2017, 11:52Brasilia, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 countries, and about 100 authorities and specialists are participating here today in the Conference on South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Production and Consumption, promoted by the UN Environment Program. Transgenic Soya Planting Suspended in Mexican Mayan Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11348&SEO=transgenic-soya-planting-suspended-in-mexican-mayan-communities 06 de abril de 2017, 11:50Mexico, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The second chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) ordered the suspension of the sowing of transgenic soya in four communities in the municipality of Bacalar, Quintana Roo, for a period of six months, it was reported today. Governor Deplores Closure of University of Puerto Rico Due to Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11344&SEO=governor-deplores-closure-of-university-of-puerto-rico-due-to-strike 06 de abril de 2017, 11:25San Juan, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The indefinite strike decreed by the students of the state University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is not a solution to their fiscal precariousness, said Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares when deploring the action. Cuban Services at Vietnam Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11340&SEO=cuban-services-at-vietnam-tourism-fair Hanoi, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The International Tourism Fair of Vietnam has opened its doors here today as a platform in which neighboring nations and Cuba are participating, to promotes not only its traditional attractions but also the cultural product. Growth of Asian Developing Economies Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11338&SEO=growth-of-asian-developing-economies-predicted Manila, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Developing economies of Asia will grow 5.7 percent this year and the next, predicted a regional institution in a report published here today. Cuba Attends Main Agricultural Fair in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11332&SEO=cuba-attends-main-agricultural-fair-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) AgroExpo-2017, the largest agricultural fair in El Salvador, has proposed to its visitors today to approach the Cuban experience in the implementation of public policies that affect crops and producers. China Strengthens Links with Central and East European Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11325&SEO=china-strengthens-links-with-central-and-east-european-nations Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli, will visit Estonia, Slovenia and Albania, and is to participate in the meetings to be held in Russia and Kazakhstan from April 11 thru 19, informed today the Foreign Ministry. CEPAL Announces Meeting in Mexico on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11323&SEO=cepal-announces-meeting-in-mexico-on-sustainable-development Santiago de Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development will be held in Mexico, from April 26-28, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced. EU: Brexit Negotiation Will Be Slow and Careful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11321&SEO=eu-brexit-negotiation-will-be-slow-and-careful Brussels, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The search for an agreement on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, known as the Brexit, will be a slow, complex and organized process. Germany Supports Cash and Rejects ECB Stimulus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11314&SEO=germany-supports-cash-and-rejects-ecb-stimulus 05 de abril de 2017, 17:45Berlin, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Brigitte Zypries, German minister of Economy, supported today the permanence of cash and deplored the policy suggested by the European Central Bank (ECB) for financial stimulus in a meeting at the ministry of Economy. Dominican Free Zone Workers Call for Wage Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11309&SEO=dominican-free-zone-workers-call-for-wage-increase 05 de abril de 2017, 17:08Santo Domingo, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Federation of Free Trade Zone, Industry, Commerce, Services and Related Workers (Fenatrazonas) called today for a 40% wage increase for employees in that sector. FARC-EP Send Another Shipment with Aid to Mocoa Survivers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11286&SEO=farc-ep-send-another-shipment-with-aid-to-mocoa-survivers Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) has sent two tonnes of food for people affected by the landslides in the Colombian municipality of Mocoa, which phenomenon killed at least 290,000 , Confirmed today news. Caribbean Development Bank Giving High Priority to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11285&SEO=caribbean-development-bank-giving-high-priority-to-climate-change Bridgetown, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina)The Caribbean Development Bank has as high priority climate change,said President Warren Smith. Cuban Civil Aeronautics Increases Operations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11284&SEO=cuban-civil-aeronautics-increases-operations Havana, Apr 5 (PL) Cuba holds on as more airlines land in the 10 air terminals attending international flights, it was officially reported today. Bolivia Demands Spanish Firm to Resume Work on Hydroelectric http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11275&SEO=bolivia-demands-spanish-firm-to-resume-work-on-hydroelectric La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The State National Electricity Enterprise (ENDE) of Bolivia demanded today that Spanish firm Corsán-Corviam resumes work at the hydroelectric plant of Miguillas and put a deadline of April 16. France Promises to Respond to Demands of French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11273&SEO=france-promises-to-respond-to-demands-of-french-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France will respond to all the demands made by demonstrators in Guiana as part of the general strike that began more than a week ago, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve promised today. Malaysia Rejects Trump's Statements on Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11265&SEO=malaysia-rejects-trumps-statements-on-trade Kuala Lumpur, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia has rejected today some statements made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, in which he attributes the U.S. deficit in that field to alleged unfair trade practices. ECLAC Stresses Relevance of Direct Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11263&SEO=eclac-stresses-relevance-of-direct-foreign-investment Santiago de Chile, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Barcena highlighted the relevance of direct foreign investment (DFI) to contribute to Agenda 2030 targets for sustainable development. Council of Ministers of France Addresses Crisis in Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11261&SEO=council-of-ministers-of-france-addresses-crisis-in-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France''s Council of Ministers tackles today the situation in Guiana, a French overseas department where tensions are mounting with the occupation of the Space Center as part of the strike that began more than a week ago. British Airline Opens Flights to Cuban Resort of Varadero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11260&SEO=british-airline-opens-flights-to-cuban-resort-of-varadero Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) British airline Virgin Atlantic has started flights from the London Gatwick airport to Varadero''s famous Cuban resort, a website specializing in tourism posted today. In-Depth Debates during Petrogas-2017 Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11251&SEO=in-depth-debates-during-petrogas-2017-congress-in-cuba 04 de abril de 2017, 16:59Havana, April 4 (Prensa Latina) A dozen papers were debated by Cuban and foreign specialists at the 6th Petroleum and Gas Congress (Petrogas-2017), which will be held until next Friday at the Havana International Conference Center. Jamaica Ready to Support Mosquito Control in Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11236&SEO=jamaica-ready-to-support-mosquito-control-in-caribbean Kingston, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican health authorities have the capacity to support other Caribbean nations in the development of effective programs to control mosquitos, official sources stated here Tuesday. India Rejects U.S. Mediation in Dispute with Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11233&SEO=india-rejects-u.s.-mediation-in-dispute-with-pakistan New Delhi, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) India today rejected the United States mediation in the dispute against Pakistan, pointing out that this is a bilateral issue. Prosecution Interrogates Ousted President Park Under Detention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11232&SEO=prosecution-interrogates-ousted-president-park-under-detention Seoul,Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) South Korean prosecutors began questioning the ousted president Park Geun-hye today for the first time since the court remanded her in custody on Friday on charges of corruption related scandal. UN Rapportour Demands Australia to Improve Indigenous Treatment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11226&SEO=un-rapportour-demands-australia-to-improve-indigenous-treatment United Nations, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, urged the Australian government to respect the self-determination of indigenous people and to combat racism against them. USA to Strengthen Security Controls on Friendly Countries Travelers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11223&SEO=usa-to-strengthen-security-controls-on-friendly-countries-travelers Washington, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The US Administration is considering implementing measures of greater control to tourists and travelers from countries considered friendly, according to press reports released today. Nicaragua's Economic Productivity Receives New Boost http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11220&SEO=nicaraguas-economic-productivity-receives-new-boost Managua, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The government of Nicaragua is about to increase economic productivity in the country after receiving a loan of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) for 65 million dollars. Mexican Capital Implements Aid Plan for Those Deported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11221&SEO=mexican-capital-implements-aid-plan-for-those-deported Mexico, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Government of the Mexican capital implements from today and until April 22 the Migrante Welcome to Mexico City operation, which will serve citizens deported from the United States. Millionaire Health Spending in Barbados http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11219&SEO=millionaire-health-spending-in-barbados Bridgetown, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Barbados spent more than 360.34 million dollars last year in the health sector, said the minister of the branch, John Boyce. Peace: The Most Precious Asset for Angolans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11218&SEO=peace-the-most-precious-asset-for-angolans Por Roberto HernándezLuanda, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) ''One million deaths, four million displaced people and huge destruction were the results of 27 years of an armed conflict in Angola. Today, peace is the most precious asset for Angolans. Iran Announces Tension if Kurdish Secessionist Claims Advance in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11215&SEO=iran-announces-tension-if-kurdish-secessionist-claims-advance-in-iraq Tehran, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Iran, which has a population of four million Kurds, today defended the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, and predicted tensions if the pretensions of independence in the Kurdistan of the neighboring country come to fruition. New 50 Euro Note Enters into Circulation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11210&SEO=new-50-euro-note-enters-into-circulation Brussels, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A new 50 euro note, orange colored, enters into circulation today as the fourth of the Europa series with enough security elements to prevent forgery, it was officially informed today. Remittances to Bangladesh Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11200&SEO=remittances-to-bangladesh-decreases Dhaka, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh received 9,190 million dollars in remittances in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (July-March), 16,19 percent less than in the same period in 2015-2016, today reported the Central Bank. Argentinean Trade Unions Ready for Massive National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11197&SEO=argentinean-trade-unions-ready-for-massive-national-strike Buenos Aires, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentina starts this week with marches and protests of teachers and the Confederacion General de Trabajadores (CGT), that will stage its first big national strike next Thursday. Venezuela Gives New Steps to Improve Economic Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11194&SEO=venezuela-gives-new-steps-to-improve-economic-model Caracas, Apr 4 (PL) The Secretary of Foreign Trade and International Investment, Jesus Faría, announced that the Government of Venezuela will give new steps to accelerate the transit to a socialist economy. Economic Growth Uncertain, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11193&SEO=economic-growth-uncertain-imf-says Washington, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today that mid-term production prospects are very uncertain in the world. Oil Prices Drop Due to Oversupply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11174&SEO=oil-prices-drop-due-to-oversupply 03 de abril de 2017, 13:51London, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell today influenced by the oversupply in the markets, especially as there are more U.S. trading platforms in operation. Colombian Guerrilla Ready to Help Mocoa Reconstruction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11175&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ready-to-help-mocoa-reconstruction 03 de abril de 2017, 13:51Bogota, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander Iván Márquez confirmed that members of that guerrilla group are ready to help in the reconstruction of the municipality of Mocoa, which is experiencing a humanitarian tragedy after Saturday''s mudslides. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to President Mugabe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11172&SEO=cuban-president-sends-condolence-message-to-president-mugabe Harare, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz sent a condolence message to his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, because of the material damages and human losses caused by the floods in Zimbabwe, it was reported here Monday. World Chefs Association Recognizes Merits of Cuban Cuisine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11166&SEO=world-chefs-association-recognizes-merits-of-cuban-cuisine Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) has declared the island''s cuisine a World Intangible Heritage, spokesmen of the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (FACRC) reported today. French Gov't Continues Attempts to Control Crisis in French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11164&SEO=french-govt-continues-attempts-to-control-crisis-in-french-guiana 03 de abril de 2017, 11:28Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) New negotiations in Cayenne between Minister Ericka Bareigts and the demonstrators who keep paralyzed French Guiana mark today the French government''s attempts to try to control the crisis in that overseas department. Plenty Aftershocks After Quake in Costa Rica-Panama Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11162&SEO=plenty-aftershocks-after-quake-in-costa-rica-panama-border Panama, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 aftershocks have occurred until early today following the strong earthquake that shook the border region between Panama and Costa Rica yesterday, with no reports of human losses and only slight damages to houses. Russia Rejects Versions on Plans to Attack Lithuania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11161&SEO=russia-rejects-versions-on-plans-to-attack-lithuania Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today statements about an alleged intention to attack Lithuania and denounced them as a clear expression of Russo-phobia of that nation with coasts in the Baltic Sea. Ecuador Opposition Loser Says He Will Challenge the Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11160&SEO=ecuador-opposition-loser-says-he-will-challenge-the-results Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso, who lost in the second round of elections, warned that he will challenge the results of the vote, which is now witnessing the victory of the candidate Lenin Moreno. Bolivian Gov't Plans to Generate 400,000 Jobs by 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11146&SEO=bolivian-govt-plans-to-generate-400000-jobs-by-2020 La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian deputy minister of Employment, Civil Service and Cooperatives, Arturo Alessandri, informed that the government, through the Ministry of Labor, is preparing a plan to generate at least 400,000 jobs by 2020. China Urges U.S. to Comply with International Trade Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11127&SEO=china-urges-u.s.-to-comply-with-international-trade-regulations Beijing, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States to comply with international regulations after Washington made a revision of commercial ties with this Asian country and other partners, the Chinese government announced on Sunday. Energy Minister Says Lithium Reserve is Bolivia´s Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11123&SEO=energy-minister-says-lithium-reserve-is-boliviaas-future La Paz, April 2 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy Rafael Alarcon said that Bolivia''s Lithium Reserve (YLB) will be the future for the nation and contribute to the industrialization of the world´s slightest metal as the new domestic economy takeoff. Economic Data Impose Greater Efforts in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11114&SEO=economic-data-impose-greater-efforts-in-vietnam Hanoi, April 1 (Prensa Latina) After being acquainted with the first quarter''s domestic economic data, the economic balance enforces Vietnam to greater efforts, in order to meet its economic growth rate -set at 6.7 percent- for this year. Cuban Chamber of Commerce Spreads Out Institutional Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11106&SEO=cuban-chamber-of-commerce-spreads-out-institutional-relations Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Chamber of Commerce (CCC) strengthens and spreads out today its institutional relations to promote closer relations and deepen mutual knowledge in other countries, according to a source from that entity. IMF Reports International Reserves in Chinese Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11097&SEO=imf-reports-international-reserves-in-chinese-currency 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:35Washington, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The IMF reported today that more than one percent of the international reserve holdings are expresed in Chinese currency (renminbi, RMB), including China for the first time, in a report of this type. Another US Cruise Ship Docks in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11081&SEO=another-us-cruise-ship-docks-in-havana Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The cruise ship Azamara Quest joined today the list of vessels of this type that arrive in Cuba from the United States and consolidate the favorable image of this port destination. Colombian Ecopetrol Reported Discovery of New Crude Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11078&SEO=colombian-ecopetrol-reported-discovery-of-new-crude-deposit Bogotá, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The discovery of a new oil deposit in an exploration well located in the municipality of Rionegro, in the northern department of Santander, is highlighted today by the local media quoting the parastate Colombian company Ecopetrol. Argentineans Prepare their Pockets as Gov't Plans Higher Gas Tariffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11064&SEO=argentineans-prepare-their-pockets-as-govt-plans-higher-gas-tariffs Buenos Aires, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean minister of Energy and Mining, Juan Jose Aranguren, announced today gas tariffs will go up between 30 or 40 percent. Cuban Foreign Trade Minister Calls for Optimizing Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11060&SEO=cuban-foreign-trade-minister-calls-for-optimizing-resources Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), has urged businessmen here today to optimize the use of available resources, after summarizing the work of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC) in 2016. Mongolian Tourist Sector for Sharing Experiences with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11058&SEO=mongolian-tourist-sector-for-sharing-experiences-with-cuba Ulaanbaatar, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) D. Oyunkhorol, Minister of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia, welcomed here Cuban Ambassador in this country Raul Delgado to share experiences and discuss challenges in this field. European Union, UK Look towards Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11019&SEO=european-union-uk-look-towards-trade-agreement 30 de marzo de 2017, 12:10 Brussels, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) With the definitive decision of London to exit the European Union (EU), the two sides begin today a long way to reach a satisfactory commercial agreement. Integration and Mesoamerica Project Strengthened in Costa Rica Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11014&SEO=integration-and-mesoamerica-project-strengthened-in-costa-rica-summit San José, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The commitment to integration and the Mesoamerica Project were strengthened by the 16th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Tuxtla Mechanism for Dialogue and Coordination, which concluded yesterday in Costa Rica. Cuba Hosts 6th Congress on Oil and Gas (Petrogas 2017) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10999&SEO=cuba-hosts-6th-congress-on-oil-and-gas-petrogas-2017 Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Experts of Cuba, France, México Canadá,Venezuela and other nations will session here as of next Monday, informed here one of the organizers. Brazilian Tourist Market Breaks a Records in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10995&SEO=brazilian-tourist-market-breaks-a-records-in-cuba Brasilia, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The visit of Brazilian travelers to Cuba is currently breaking an annual record with a 31%-126% growth, according to diplomatic sources. Paraguayan Farmers Claim for Reform to Reach Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10986&SEO=paraguayan-farmers-claim-for-reform-to-reach-peace 29 de marzo de 2017, 16:34Asuncion, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) With songs, chants and mottos, thousands of farmers, men, women and children from countryside zones of Paraguay toured the streets of Asuncion, the capital, in demand for an agrarian reform, of which they say that is the only way for them to reach peace and quietness. Venezuela, European Union to Increase Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10972&SEO=venezuela-european-union-to-increase-trade Caracas, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Jesus Faria, has said today that his country and the European Union will establish a technical commission to increase trade. China Finds Huge Gold Mine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10967&SEO=china-finds-huge-gold-mine Beijing, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Experts found a gold mine with estimated reserves of 550 tons in eastern China''s Shandong province, which could be the country''s largest goldfield, according to local sources. Trump's Economic Policy Impact in U.S. Uncertain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10963&SEO=trumps-economic-policy-impact-in-u.s.-uncertain Washington, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The impact of US President Donald Trump''s policies on the economy is still too uncertain, said Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve''s governor. First International Investment Forum Begins in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10962&SEO=first-international-investment-forum-begins-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The first International Investment Forum 2017 begins here today, with the presence of entrepreneurs from 30 countries and amid the optimism left by the recent launch of the Country Brand. Brazil Focused on Bolivian Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10960&SEO=brazil-focused-on-bolivian-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Brazil confirmed its participation in the project of the Integration Railway Bioceanic Corridor (CFBI) and as part of the project will be accompanying Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay in the monthly meetings to carry out the initiative. Buffaloes Have Taken Root in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10949&SEO=buffaloes-have-taken-root-in-cuba Havana Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Introduced in Cuba in the decade of 1980, buffaloes are now in all provinces, where they took roots and make up today a strongly developing animal mass, with over 60 thousand heads. Public Transportation Drivers in Argentina to Join CGT Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10948&SEO=public-transportation-drivers-in-argentina-to-join-cgt-strike Buenos Aires, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Public Service drivers, including metro conductors, joined the strike the Confederacion General del Trabajo (CGT) has convened for April 6 in Argentina. Iran Seeks Free Trade Agreement with Eurasian Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10947&SEO=iran-seeks-free-trade-agreement-with-eurasian-union Moscow, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Iran is seeking a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kirgizstan and Armenia), as business rate with this country rose to 70 percent. G20 Asked at UN to Respect Human Rights in Business Field http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10941&SEO=g20-asked-at-un-to-respect-human-rights-in-business-field 28 de marzo de 2017, 18:04United Nations, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Independent experts from the United Nations urged today the Group of 20 (G20) to foster respect and protect human rights in the production and supply chains. BRASCUBA Consolidates Exports and Boosts its Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10931&SEO=brascuba-consolidates-exports-and-boosts-its-growth Panama, March 28 (Prensa Latina) BRASCUBA´s exports is currently accounting for over 400 million cigarettes per year. It was one of the 26 Cuban companies attending the recently concluded Panamanian Trade Fair Expocomer-2017. Russian Company to Commercialize Biggest Egyptian Gas Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10930&SEO=russian-company-to-commercialize-biggest-egyptian-gas-deposit Cairo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The first commercial production of gas from the Egyptian field of Zohr will begin by the end of 2017, said in El Cairo Igor Sechin, CEO for Rosneft, the largest state oil company of Russia. Cuba Might Be the Second LatAm Tourist Destiny in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10928&SEO=cuba-might-be-the-second-latam-tourist-destiny-in-latin-america Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba might be in a short time placed as the 2nd best tourist destination in Latin America, said Arturo Garcia, president and founder of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (Sahic). New Law Guarantees the Sowing of Coca for Life in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10914&SEO=new-law-guarantees-the-sowing-of-coca-for-life-in-bolivia La Paz, March 28 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has affirmed today that the new Coca Leaf Law guarantees sowing of this plant for life in Bolivia for traditional consumption and medical use, while defending the country''s identity and history. Flow of International Tourists to South Africa Grew 14% in January http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10910&SEO=flow-of-international-tourists-to-south-africa-grew-14-in-january 28 de marzo de 2017, 11:35 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South African tourist industry reportedly recorded an increase in the number of foreign visitors in January compared with the same month a year ago. South Africa Expanding Trade Links with China and Oman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10906&SEO=south-africa-expanding-trade-links-with-china-and-oman 28 de marzo de 2017, 10:51 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has reportedly embarked on a roadshow in China to attract investment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs), while enhancing cooperation with Oman on trade. El Salvador to Launch Nation Brand to Position Itself Globally http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10905&SEO=el-salvador-to-launch-nation-brand-to-position-itself-globally San Salvador, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Today, El Salvador presents its Nation Brand, a tool designed to highlight the economic potential of this Central American nation and position its image on a global level. Recovery is on the Way for Cuban Cheese Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10903&SEO=recovery-is-on-the-way-for-cuban-cheese-industry Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban cheese industry pursues stability in its recovery to face the booming tourism sector, said today specialist of the Superior Direction of Business Management (OSDE). Jorge Luis Moya. Canadian and European Companies Interested in Bolivian Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10865&SEO=canadian-and-european-companies-interested-in-bolivian-mining La Paz, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has reported Monday that three companies from Canada and Europe expressed their interest on investing in Bolivia''s mining sector. Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Visits Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10861&SEO=cuban-minister-of-energy-and-mines-visits-austria Vienna, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy and Mines of Cuba, Alfredo López Valdés, spoke today with senior officials of several federal portfolios and institutes in this capital during his work visit to Austria. Number of High-Technology Zones in China Increased in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10860&SEO=number-of-high-technology-zones-in-china-increased-in-2016 Beijing, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of industrial zones using high technology in China increased to 156, with income for operations that reached around 27.9 trillion yuans ($4 trillion USD), official sources reported today. FAO Warns of more Hunger Due to Conflicts and Crisis Situations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10859&SEO=fao-warns-of-more-hunger-due-to-conflicts-and-crisis-situations Rome, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The spread and intensification of conflicts and crisis in the Near East and North Africa accentuate the severe food insecurity that affects more than 30 million people, FAO has warned today. Cuban Agricultural-and-Livestock Fair Concludes with Rodeo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10851&SEO=cuban-agricultural-and-livestock-fair-concludes-with-rodeo Havana, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Fiagrob 2017, the 20th International Agro-Industrial and Food-and-Agriculture Fair, that began on March 18 at Rancho Boyeros exhibition center is closing today with several rodeo events, such as parade, calf roping, bull tumbling and others. Boliviana de Aviacion Buys Six Planes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10850&SEO=boliviana-de-aviacion-buys-six-planes La Paz, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s state airline Boliviana de Aviacion (BOA) has bought six of the 20 planes now in operation after 8 years operating, said general manager Ronald Casso to reporters Sunday. Venezuela Reiterates Commitment to Defend the Peoples of Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10849&SEO=venezuela-reiterates-commitment-to-defend-the-peoples-of-mercosur Caracas, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ratified the commitment of Venezuela as a member of the South Common Market (Mercosur) to defend the rights of inclusion of the peoples forming this regional integrration process. Chinese Belt and Route Initiative is Center of Lanzhou Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10838&SEO=chinese-belt-and-route-initiative-is-center-of-lanzhou-fair Beijing, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese initiative of the Belt and Roujte will be the theme of the traditional trade fair of Lanzhou, next July, said organizers of the northwest provindce of Gansu. Lebanon Adopts Summer Time to Encourage Energy Saving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10834&SEO=lebanon-adopts-summer-time-to-encourage-energy-saving Beirut, March 26 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon adopted Daylight Saving Time (DST) today as part of a government practice to encourage energy saving, it was officially announced here. China and Australia to Foster Trade Liberalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10829&SEO=china-and-australia-to-foster-trade-liberalization 25 de marzo de 2017, 13:59Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Prime minister of China Li Keqiang agreed with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull, in a visit to that country, to foster and pave the way to free trade. China Strengthens Ties with Countries Attending Boao Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10825&SEO=china-strengthens-ties-with-countries-attending-boao-forum Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) China seized the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), running in the southern province-island of Hainan, to increase cooperation and strengthen ties with foreign countries attending the significant regional economic meeting. Cuban Leading Coffee Exporter Arises Interest in Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10823&SEO=cuban-leading-coffee-exporter-arises-interest-in-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Coffee Processing Enterprise Altoserra, with over half of Cuban exports of the grain, aroused great interest at the 20th International Agroindustrial Agrofood Fair, Fiagrop 2017, open here. Cuba Presents more than 250 Health Programs at Panamanian Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10819&SEO=cuba-presents-more-than-250-health-programs-at-panamanian-fair Panama, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of more than 250 medical services programs are carried out by Cuban health professionals who attend the Expocomer 2017 International Trade Fair, which ends today. Cuba Assembles First Laptops and Tablets for Domestic Distribution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10799&SEO=cuba-assembles-first-laptops-and-tablets-for-domestic-distribution 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Havana, March 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Industrial Company for Informatics, Communications and Electronics (GEDEME) announced that it has assembled the first 3500 laptops and 3583 tablets, destined to national state-run entities. Cuba Promotes Foreign investment in Panama Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10798&SEO=cuba-promotes-foreign-investment-in-panama-trade-fair 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:27By Nubia Piqueras Grosso US Authorizes Construction of Pipeline Keystone XL http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10790&SEO=us-authorizes-construction-of-pipeline-keystone-xl Washington, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The administration of US President Donald Trump granted a permission to company TransCanada to construct the polemic pipeline Keystone XL, a project that was rejected by the government of Barack Obama. China-Latin America Economic Cooperation Zone in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10778&SEO=china-latin-america-economic-cooperation-zone-in-progress Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) China advances in the construction of an economic cooperation and trade zone with Latin America in the city of Zhuhai, southern province of Guangdong, scheduled to begin operations in the second half this year. . FAO Praises Coal Production in Latin America and the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10772&SEO=fao-praises-coal-production-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean Santiago de Chile, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The FAO regional office, headquartered in this capital city, praised today the big coal production in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is only behind Africa. Venezuela Joins Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10768&SEO=venezuela-joins-asian-investment-and-infrastructure-bank Caracas, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela joined the Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), said today Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Cuban Group Fosters Foreign Investments in Water Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10760&SEO=cuban-group-fosters-foreign-investments-in-water-sector 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:05Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban business group of hydraulic engineering and logistics (GEILH) presented today three projects for direct foreign investments to businesspeople from 17 countries that are participating in the International 2017 Cubagua Conference in this capital. World Bank Recognizes Socioeconomic Advances of Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10758&SEO=world-bank-recognizes-socioeconomic-advances-of-vietnam 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:43Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank (WB) recognized today that Vietnam''s success responds to solid policies, when repeating the will to work with the Indochinese countryh to support its economic growth boost. Angola has a Copper Belt in 116 thousand Square Kilometer Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10751&SEO=angola-has-a-copper-belt-in-116-thousand-square-kilometer-area Luanda, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Angola has a copper plus cobalt belt that extends 116 thousand square kilometers that reaches Zambia and the Congo Democratic Republic, affirmed today the Minister of Geology and Mines Francisco Queiroz. German Investors Interested in Bolivia Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10745&SEO=german-investors-interested-in-bolivia-business La Paz, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) An official delegation from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Germany and German businessmen stressed here that Bolivia is an attractive country to invest. Italian Prime Minister asks to Recover European Welfare Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10744&SEO=italian-prime-minister-asks-to-recover-european-welfare-model Rome, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, expressed today that the European Union (EU) must face the challenge of economic growth to recover the best social conditions and traditions with the welfare model of the region. Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank Has Now 70 Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10739&SEO=asian-investment-in-infrastructure-bank-has-now-70-members Beijing, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), initiative promoted by Chinese president , Xi Jinping, announced the approval of 13 new members of that entity, whose number of affiliates rose to 70. Several Exchanges on Main Productions at Cuban Agricultural Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10734&SEO=several-exchanges-on-main-productions-at-cuban-agricultural-fair Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, continues works today with several exchanges on milk, grains, poultry, coffee and other productions among the participants on the 54 projects of the business portfolio presented by this Cuban sector. South Africa Faced with Changing Apartheid Spatial Planning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10732&SEO=south-africa-faced-with-changing-apartheid-spatial-planning Pretoria, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is faced today with the need to guide the growth and management of urban areas in ways that unleash the potential of cities and towns, and reverse the terrible legacy of apartheid spatial injustice, believes Deputy Minister Andries Nel. Protectionism Could Increase Trade Deficit of a Country, Says ECB http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10727&SEO=protectionism-could-increase-trade-deficit-of-a-country-says-ecb Berlin, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) reported that the protectionism policies could increase the trade deficit of a country. Businessmen Repatriated Million of Dollars to Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10720&SEO=businessmen-repatriated-million-of-dollars-to-venezuela 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:17Caracas, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Bicentennial Bank President Miguel Perez Abad said that Venezuela received the injection of at least US $ 11.7 billion in repatriation for its economy. Japan Forbids Import of Meat Coming from Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10718&SEO=japan-forbids-import-of-meat-coming-from-brazil 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:12Tokyo, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government prohibited the import of meat proceeding from Brazilian companies under investigation for commercializing products that were breaking the safety standards, announced today official sources. Czech Republic Interested in Doing Business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10712&SEO=czech-republic-interested-in-doing-business-with-cuba 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Havana, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurecka, expressed her nation´s interest in doing some business in Cuba, hoping these are profitable for both countries. Tabacuba Multiplies its Image at Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10710&SEO=tabacuba-multiplies-its-image-at-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Tabacuba Business Group is promoting its image through keynote speeches and other events at the 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, whose sessions continue today at the Havana-based Rancho Boyeros exhibition area. Marked Salary Differences Revealed in British Enterprises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10709&SEO=marked-salary-differences-revealed-in-british-enterprises London, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Directives of the main 100 British enterprises quoted in the stock exchange win in average almost 400 times more than a worker with mínimum salary, revealed today a report of the organization Equality Trust. All Ready for Power Venezuela Fair 2017 to Kick Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10703&SEO=all-ready-for-power-venezuela-fair-2017-to-kick-off Caracas, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Economic Agenda to give a boost to its 15 productive motors, will have their main scenario in expo-fair Venezuela Power 2017, starting tomorrow 23 until next Sunday March 26, at the Caracas Polyhedron. Temer Backs Off and Shrinks Pension Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10699&SEO=temer-backs-off-and-shrinks-pension-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The debate on the pension reform in Brazil presents today a new face, after in an unsuspected turn of his number one driving force, president Michel Temer, decided to limit the reform to federal employees. Cuban Increasingly Using Bank Loans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10697&SEO=cuban-increasingly-using-bank-loans Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Loans to small private entrepreneurs with businesses in Havana grew last year 29% compared to 2015, reported the Cuban News Agency (ACN) quoting officials from Banco Metropolitano (Banmet). Experts Warn of Ecological Hazards of Fracking in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10687&SEO=experts-warn-of-ecological-hazards-of-fracking-in-colombia Bogotá, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Petroleum extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing technology, better known as fracking, presents enormous risks for the environment in Colombia, environmental organizations warned today. South American Countries, Germany to Sign Bioceanic Train Memorandum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10686&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-to-sign-bioceanic-train-memorandum La Paz, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay will sign today a memorandum of understanding with Germany to consolidate technical support for the integral design of the Central Bi-oceanic Railway Corridor. Merchandise for 578 Million Dollars Seized in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10652&SEO=merchandise-for-578-million-dollars-seized-in-mexico Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Products for the value of 578 million dollars were seized in the Mexico-US mutual border last year, as revealed by Mexican specialists Tuesday. Evo Morales Reaffirms Bolivian Economy Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10651&SEO=evo-morales-reaffirms-bolivian-economy-progress La Paz, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales reaffirmed today that Bolivian economy is developing thanks to the country''s ability to finance its own industries and increase productive sectors. Fiagrop 2017 Shows Progress of Agricultural Sector in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10645&SEO=fiagrop-2017-shows-progress-of-agricultural-sector-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, continues its work here today at the Havana-based Rancho Boyeros exhibition area, with the participation of about 170 exhibitors from Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba and other countries. Spanish Minister Favors Trade Pacts with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10644&SEO=spanish-minister-favors-trade-pacts-with-mercosur 21 de marzo de 2017, 13:32 Brussels, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Economy Minister, Luis De Guindos, said in this capital today that he was in favor of trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). Crisis with The Netherlands Raises Economic Conflict with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10639&SEO=crisis-with-the-netherlands-raises-economic-conflict-with-turkey Ankara, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The severe diplomatic crisis between Turkey and The Netherlands started to provoke problems in some sectors of the Turkish economy, expressed today the president of plants and ornamental articles exporters, Osman Bagdatlioglu. Future of Renewable Energy to be Discussed in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10626&SEO=future-of-renewable-energy-to-be-discussed-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Saving of Energy and Energy Education (CIER 2017) will examine in this capital the efficiency in the use of those and new sources, informed today organizers of the event. Canada and Nigeria to Participate at Panama Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10625&SEO=canada-and-nigeria-to-participate-at-panama-trade-fair Panama, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Around thirty nations from America, Europe, Asia and Africa, including Canada and Nigeria will participate for the first time at the 35th Trade Fair Expocomer-2017, which will be held from March 22th to 25th, in Panama. German Cooperative Seeks Increasing Business in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10619&SEO=german-cooperative-seeks-increasing-business-in-cuba 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Stephan Gruber, president of the German cooperative Casa Alemania, which is represented in the 2017 International Agricultural and Livestock fair in Cuba (Fiagrob) by around 10 companies of consumables and equipment from that country, expressed its desire of extending its businesses here. Diabetes, HBP and Cancer Affect Economy in Trinidad Tobago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10614&SEO=diabetes-hbp-and-cancer-affect-economy-in-trinidad-tobago 20 de marzo de 2017, 17:18Port of Spain, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago said today that diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer cause a loss of $1.28 billion USD in the economy of the country. Dark Cuban Rums and their Emblematic Factory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10602&SEO=dark-cuban-rums-and-their-emblematic-factory 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:44By Roberto F. Campos Chile Looks at Africa for Trade and Investments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10601&SEO=chile-looks-at-africa-for-trade-and-investments Santiago de Chile, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile has taken action in recent months to strengthen its ties with Africa, with emphasis on trade and investment, a strategy highlighted today by the economic leadership of the Foreign Ministry. After 40 Days on Strike, Stagnant Dialogue in Chilean Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10593&SEO=after-40-days-on-strike-stagnant-dialogue-in-chilean-mining Santiago de Chile, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) After 40 days on strike and slight hope of an agreement between workers and patrons, the panorama of the Escondida mine in Chile, the biggest copper producer in the world, again fell in a standstill. Mexican Oil in Hands of Transnational Corporations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10588&SEO=mexican-oil-in-hands-of-transnational-corporations Mexico, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is holding today the nationalization of the sector with contracts in crude oil and gas production and losses estimated at 256 billion pesos (more than $13 billion USD). Cuba Hosts International Agricultural Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10586&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-agricultural-fair Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, has begun its official program here today with the participation of exhibitors from some 16 countries, to promote business and promote other activities associated with this event. Validity of 100 Bolivares Bill Gives Confidence to Venezuelans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10584&SEO=validity-of-100-bolivares-bill-gives-confidence-to-venezuelans Caracas, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The extension of life to the 100 bolivars bill by a new decree of President Nicolás Maduro generates confidence in the population and banishes despair for its change in banking institutions. Mexico: Economic Reforms without Success http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10583&SEO=mexico-economic-reforms-without-success Mexico, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The 11 structural reforms promoted and implemented by the government of Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, have not produced results, the private sector denounces today. A document distributed to the press stated that almost two and a half years of being approved, the growth of the economy and its expectation are not favorable. Senators Demand to Reverse Energy Reform in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10580&SEO=senators-demand-to-reverse-energy-reform-in-mexico Mexico, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The energy reform, adopted by the Mexican government, failed to keep the promises to bring light and fuel prices down, opposition senators said. Cuban Tobacco, Rum among Attractions at Trade Fair in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10564&SEO=cuban-tobacco-rum-among-attractions-at-trade-fair-in-panama Panama, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of the new purito Cohíba Short and the tasting of the best Cuban rums stands out today among Cuba''s main attractions at the upcoming International Trade Fair Expocomer 2017. Cuba Attends Paris Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10559&SEO=cuba-attends-paris-tourism-fair 18 de marzo de 2017, 10:46Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, as a guest country, is participating on Saturday in the World Tourism Day in Paris, which will give greater visibility to the tourist options from the Caribbean nation. Authentic Cuba Campaign in Azerbaijan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10556&SEO=authentic-cuba-campaign-in-azerbaijan Baku, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Cuba''s tourist options started on Saturday here with the presentation on social networks of ''Authentic Cuba'', a communications strategy boosted by the Cuban Embassy in this country. Venezuelan President Extends Validity for Bs. 100 Banknotes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10549&SEO=venezuelan-president-extends-validity-for-bs.-100-banknotes 17 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro adopted a decree under which he extended the validity and circulation of the Bs. 100 banknote till April 20. China's Direct Foreign Investment Up 9.2% in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10514&SEO=chinas-direct-foreign-investment-up-9.2-in-february Beijing, (Prensa Latina) China''s foreign direct investment (FDI) has risen 9.2% year on year to 58.6 billion yuan ($850 million USD) in February 2017, the Ministry of Commerce said today. Delegation of World Association of Chefs Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10512&SEO=delegation-of-world-association-of-chefs-visits-cuba Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) will visit Cuba next April to exchange with tourism and trade authorities, officials said. UNEP Estimates World Economic Benefit for Efficient Use of Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10510&SEO=unep-estimates-world-economic-benefit-for-efficient-use-of-resources Berlin, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The most efficient use of global natural resources could annually add up two trillion dollars to 2050 world economy, according to a research by a UN agency. Trump Cuts Environment Funds to Increase Defense Expending http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10483&SEO=trump-cuts-environment-funds-to-increase-defense-expending 16 de marzo de 2017, 13:29Washington, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) In its first budget proposal, of 1.1 trillion dollars, the Trump Administration is cutting funds for environmental protection and other programs to augment appropriations to Defense. Bioceanic Corridor to Develop Railway Industry in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10482&SEO=bioceanic-corridor-to-develop-railway-industry-in-bolivia 16 de marzo de 2017, 13:24La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The construction of a bioceanic rail corridor to link the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans across South America will help develop the railway industry in Bolivia, Public Works Minister Milton Claros said today. Viña del Mar Opens to Free Trade in the Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10478&SEO=vina-del-mar-opens-to-free-trade-in-the-pacific By Fausto Triana Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Names may vary, but the will to find ways leading to free trade and against protectionism dominated the venue of the Pacific in this city, with 14 convinced actors and the United States in doubt. Brazilian Government Launches Privatization Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10472&SEO=brazilian-government-launches-privatization-program Brasilia, March 16 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government is launching a comprehensive privatization program with the concession of four airports in which it expects to invest 6.613 billion reais (more than two billion dollars). Russia to Defend its Boycotted Banks in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10471&SEO=russia-to-defend-its-boycotted-banks-in-ukraine Moscow, March 16 (Prensa Latina) We will defend our banking institutions by all means in the face of the violation of international law committed in Ukraine with the boycott of Sberbank subsidiaries, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov. Attractive Eastern Cuban City to be Venue of FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10467&SEO=attractive-eastern-cuban-city-to-be-venue-of-fitcuba-2017 Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Holguin, Cuban attractive Eastern city will be venue to the 37th International Fair of Tourism, FITCuba with well-kept hotels and natural and urban significant landscapes, highlighted sources of the sector. Expo Aladi Will Open Bolivia to the World, says FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10466&SEO=expo-aladi-will-open-bolivia-to-the-world-says-fm 16 de marzo de 2017, 04:35La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The fair of the Latin American Integration Association (Expo Aladi) will be a window of Bolivia open to tghe world, declared the Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni, when referring to the event destined to strengthen regional trade. German Prosecution Investigates Gas Emissions in Audi Cars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10452&SEO=german-prosecution-investigates-gas-emissions-in-audi-cars 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:05Berlin, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) German prosecution searched today the two biggest Audi automobile manufacturing plants in the European country due to an alleged link with a scandal of pollutant gas emissions. Pacific Pretends to Revolutionize Trade in Chilean Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10451&SEO=pacific-pretends-to-revolutionize-trade-in-chilean-meeting 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:01By Fausto Triana Venezuela Wins LatAm Best Stand at Moscow Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10449&SEO=venezuela-wins-latam-best-stand-at-moscow-tourism-fair 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:27Moscow, Mar 15 (Perensda Latina) The media outlets specializing on the 2017 International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MIIT), granted today the award to the best Latin American stand to the Venezuelan delegation. US Chain Walmart to Increase Investment in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10437&SEO=us-chain-walmart-to-increase-investment-in-mexico Mexico, March 15 (Prensa Latina) US supermarket chain Walmart will invest 17 billion pesos (867 million dollars) in Mexico this year, which represents 19 percent more than the amount invested in 2016, the company reported today. Mexico Calls for Free Trade in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10436&SEO=mexico-calls-for-free-trade-in-vina-del-mar Viña del Mar, Chile, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico tacitly acknowledged today at a meeting in Viña del Mar, Chile, that measures being applied by the US new administration is forcing it to look towards Asia and the Pacific for new markets and trade. Bolivia Assumes Presidency of CAF Board http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10435&SEO=bolivia-assumes-presidency-of-caf-board La Paz, March 15 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Economy and Public Finance of Bolivia, Luis Arce, will serve for a year as President of the Board of Directors of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) of the Development Bank for Latin America, the Government has reported today. Hoteles Mision Plans Expansion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10431&SEO=hoteles-mision-plans-expansion-in-cuba By Jorge Petinaud Martinez, Special Correspondent Cuba to Participate in Tourism Fair in Lisbon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10422&SEO=cuba-to-participate-in-tourism-fair-in-lisbon Havana, March 15 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation will attend the 28th edition of the BTL 2017 International Tourism Fair, from March 15 to 19 in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting Starts in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10418&SEO=venezuela-cuba-enterprise-meeting-starts-in-caracas Caracas, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Since Tuesday and until Friday, Caracas is the host of the Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting, wanting to strengthen bilateral trade and foster the economic agenda of Venezuela. Cuba and Finland Sign Agreement on Aeronautical Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10410&SEO=cuba-and-finland-sign-agreement-on-aeronautical-services Havana, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Cuba and Finland signed an agreement on Air Services today to grant permits and rights to Finnish airlines, which will increase the arrival of European visitors to the island. Panama's Expanded Canal Increases Traffic, Recovers Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10407&SEO=panamas-expanded-canal-increases-traffic-recovers-market Panama, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Nearly a thousand neopanamax ships have been traveling through the extension of the Panama Canal since its opening on June last year until today, reported the administrator of the inter-oceanic way, Jorge Luis Quijano. Intense Diplomatic Activity in Pacific Dialogue in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10405&SEO=intense-diplomatic-activity-in-pacific-dialogue-in-chile By Fausto Triana Japan Warns against Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10397&SEO=japan-warns-against-protectionism Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister, Taro Aso, has expressed his concern today over protectionism and stated that the world economy should be kept open. A New Senate Bill to End US Blockade To Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10374&SEO=a-new-senate-bill-to-end-us-blockade-to-cuba Washington, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition celebrated that US Senator Jerry Moran introduced a bill in Congress to effectively lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington against Cuba. Russia, Cuba Analyzed Increasing Public Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10368&SEO=russia-cuba-analyzed-increasing-public-health-cooperation Moscow, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister of Public Health Marcia Cobas discussed cooperation in this area, including the introduction of Heberprot P in the country, with the Russian interim minister of that branch, Dimitri Kostennikov, diplomatic sources reported today. Britain Rejects Second Independence Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10367&SEO=britain-rejects-second-independence-referendum-in-scotland London, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The British government rejected today a new referendum on independence in Scotland, considering that it would cause division and great economic uncertainty in the country. Mexico Repatriates 49 Cubans in Irregular Migratory Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10365&SEO=mexico-repatriates-49-cubans-in-irregular-migratory-situation 13 de marzo de 2017, 13:15Mexico, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican National Migration Institute (INM) reported that it had repatriated today 49 Cuban citizens that were in an irregular situation in the country. Berlin Airport Strikes Leads to 660 Flights Being Canceled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10364&SEO=berlin-airport-strikes-leads-to-660-flights-being-canceled Berlín, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Strikes at Berlin''s two airports, Berlín-Tegel and Berlín-Schönefeld caused 660 flights to be canceled today National Security on Agenda for Aussie Attorney-General on U.S. Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10363&SEO=national-security-on-agenda-for-aussie-attorney-general-on-u.s.-visit Canberra,March 13 (Prensa Latina) Australia''s Attorney-General George Brandis will discuss key aspects of national security cooperation when he meets with counterparts in the United States this week. A Million Teachers on Strike in Brazil Against Temer Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10361&SEO=a-million-teachers-on-strike-in-brazil-against-temer-reforms Brasilia, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) About one million professors and public education professionals in Brazil will start tomorroa a 10-dsay strike against the reform of social security promoted by President Michel Temer. French Ultraright Denies Negative Impact of Abandoning Euro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10359&SEO=french-ultraright-denies-negative-impact-of-abandoning-euro París, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The ultraright electoral candidate Marine Le Pen denied today the negative consequences of an eventual withdrawal of France from the Eurozone, when alerts grow worldwide on that possibility. The Netherlands Warns its Citizens About Travel to Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10355&SEO=the-netherlands-warns-its-citizens-about-travel-to-turkey Ankara, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an alert today for citizens in Turkey to take security precautions. Bolivia is an Economic Phenomenon, Deputy Minister Endara Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10354&SEO=bolivia-is-an-economic-phenomenon-deputy-minister-endara-says La Paz, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is an economic phenomenon of worldwide reference for its growth and stability, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Integration of the South American nation, Clarems Endara. Scotland to Propose New Referendum on Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10353&SEO=scotland-to-propose-new-referendum-on-independence London, March 13 (Prensa Latina) First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon announced today that she will promote legislation to hold a new referendum on Scotland''s. independence between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019. Gran Hotel Manzana La Habana Shows a Long History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10352&SEO=gran-hotel-manzana-la-habana-shows-a-long-history Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, which will opened this month, according to official announcements, is showing today a long history linked to the trade and development of the Cuban capital. Governor of Bank of Italy Warns on European Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10348&SEO=governor-of-bank-of-italy-warns-on-european-risks Rome, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, has warned here today that 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the risk of political paralysis in Europe has never been so high. Cuba Expanding Maritime Leisure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10321&SEO=cuba-expanding-maritime-leisure Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) An ever increasing number of visitors from all over the world are attracted to Cuba‘s pristine marine environment for excursions, diving, fishing and other marine related activities, and the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) is working to meet the increasing demand. Caricom-Cuba Meeting Today to Expand Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10310&SEO=caricom-cuba-meeting-today-to-expand-bilateral-ties Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) This Saturday will open the Fifth Meeting Caricom-Cuba to strengthen and expand bilateral links that allow member countries, united in dioversity, to face the great challenges imposed by the regional and international reality. British Ministers See Inevitable New Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10308&SEO=british-ministers-see-inevitable-new-referendum-in-scotland London, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) British ministers consider it inevitable the celebration of anew referéndum of independence in the autonomous region of Scotland, reported today The Financial Times. China to Start Manufacturing Streetcars Fueled by Hydrogen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10309&SEO=china-to-start-manufacturing-streetcars-fueled-by-hydrogen Beijing, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) China will start production of tramways fueled by hydrogen after signing an agreement with train manufacturer CRRC Qingdao Sifang, announced the company. Spanish FM to Travel to Peru and Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10307&SEO=spanish-fm-to-travel-to-peru-and-mexico-next-week Madrid, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will start next Monday in Peru his first visit to Latin Ameriuca that will also take him to Mexico. The media highlighted today that the tour of the head of Spanish diplomacy looks to reinforce the relation with the two countries in the political and economic level. Cuba Warns of Greater Economic Risks for the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10286&SEO=cuba-warns-of-greater-economic-risks-for-the-caribbean Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba warned today that the countries of the Caribbean basin are exposed to greater economic risks by increasing protectionism in trade and the development of exclusionary and repressive migration policies. Japan and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10285&SEO=japan-and-cuba-strengthen-trade-ties Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) An exchange of notes on two programs of Japan''s non-reimbursable financial assistance for Cuba has strengthened today trade ties between the two nations. UN Expert Warns Ukrainians of Chemical Disaster Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10284&SEO=un-expert-warns-ukrainians-of-chemical-disaster-risk United Nations, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Unless the fighting in eastern Ukraine is stopped and precautions are taken to secure industrial facilities in the area, the armed conflict could lead to a catastrophic chemical disaster, an independent United Nations human rights expert today warned. Colombian Guerrilla Ready to Comply with Disarmament Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10282&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ready-to-comply-with-disarmament-plan Bogota, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Carlos Lozada, said today the guerrillas are ready to comply with the disarmament plan, which would end in May, despite delays in the prepararation of transitional points and zones. Venezuela to Help in Reconstruction of Bridge Damaged by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10281&SEO=venezuela-to-help-in-reconstruction-of-bridge-damaged-by-matthew Baracoa, Cuba, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With the cooperation of Venezuela, the reconstruction of the bridge over the Toa River in Cuba''s far East that was devastated by Hurricane Matthew last October will begin. Poverty in Argentina Surged to 32.9 Percent in the Last Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10276&SEO=poverty-in-argentina-surged-to-32.9-percent-in-the-last-year Buenos Aires, March 10 (Prensa Latina) In the last year, poverty surged to 32.9 percent in this southern nation, affecting 1.5 million more people, according to a report from the Catholic University''s Social Debt Observatory. Fiagrop Fair Promotes Businesses in Cuban Food Distribution Se http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10265&SEO=fiagrop-fair-promotes-businesses-in-cuban-food-distribution-se Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International agricultural and food event Fiagrop 2017 will have among its main objectives to promote businesses and boost activities associated with this event, today its organizers said to the press. Good Cruise Season in Cuba Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10248&SEO=good-cruise-season-in-cuba-predicted 09 de marzo de 2017, 14:50Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Viajes Cuba Business Group President Jose Manuel Bisbe predicted today a good cruise season for Cuba during the coming months. Turkey to Use National Currency in its Transactions Abroad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10246&SEO=turkey-to-use-national-currency-in-its-transactions-abroad 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:16Ankara, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will force its companies to use its national currency,the lira, in commercial operations with countries with a free trade agreement, announced Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci today. US Norwegian Cruise Company Starts Operations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10243&SEO=us-norwegian-cruise-company-starts-operations-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has started operations in Cuba with the arrival of more than 1,000 passengers from Florida, the United States, where the company has its operating base. Putin Denounces Terrorists Tactics to Promote Suicide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10241&SEO=putin-denounces-terrorists-tactics-to-promote-suicide Moscow, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has denounced today new tactics by criminal and terrorist elements to promote on Internet the suicide among adolescents with a difficult social situation. Air Europa Reiterates its Commitment to the Cuban Tourism Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10240&SEO=air-europa-reiterates-its-commitment-to-the-cuban-tourism-destination 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:22Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Air Europa airline reiterated its commitment to the Cuban destination with the incorporation to its operations from Spain to this capital of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most modern aircraft in the world. Havana to Host Ministerial Meeting of Caribbean Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10235&SEO=havana-to-host-ministerial-meeting-of-caribbean-countries Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are examining today at the technical level the topics that will be discussed this Friday at the 12th ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of that regional mechanism. Nearly 150,000 Russians Return Home, Majority From EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10234&SEO=nearly-150000-russians-return-home-majority-from-eu 09 de marzo de 2017, 11:46Moscow, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 150,000 Russians returned to their country in 2016, one third of them for political reasons, amid the intense campaign against this country unleashed in Western nations, especially in the European Union (EU) , noted the media in the capital today. Italian Minister Says Migratory Crisis Threatens European Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10233&SEO=italian-minister-says-migratory-crisis-threatens-european-unity Rome, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said that the migration phenomenon is a threat to European unity, in an interview published today by Corriere della Sera newspaper. Education Workers in a New General Strike in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10232&SEO=education-workers-in-a-new-general-strike-in-spain Madrid, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Trade Unions, students and parents in Spain began today a general strike to demand the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy reversion of budget cuts and abolition of the controversial education law. Mexico Hosts Cuban Culture Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10229&SEO=mexico-hosts-cuban-culture-festival San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Cuban culture festival, Cubafest SMA, is hosting as of today in the main garden of the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato state, with a large exhibition of handicrafts, books and audiovisual presentations. German Bank to Fund Part of the Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10224&SEO=german-bank-to-fund-part-of-the-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) German Ambassador to Bolivia, Matthias Sonn, said here that the Development Bank of his country will finance part of the resources for the Central Bioceanic Rail Corridor (CFBC). European Union demands the United Kingdom for Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10216&SEO=european-union-demands-the-united-kingdom-for-fraud 08 de marzo de 2017, 19:00Brussels, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The European Office of Struggle against Fraud (OLAF) demanded today the United Kingdom for two billion euros for customs fraud. Latin Tourism Looks for Opportunities at ITB Berlin 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10207&SEO=latin-tourism-looks-for-opportunities-at-itb-berlin-2017 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:31Berlín, March 8 (Prensa Latina)The International Tourism Fair ITB Berlin 2017 had a massive assistance of latinamerican companies searching for more oportunities in the global market. Rebel Leader Warns Ukraine With War Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10205&SEO=rebel-leader-warns-ukraine-with-war-again 08 de marzo de 2017, 12:52Kiev, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) ''If the Ukrainian army continues with its offensive against our population, we will be obliged to respond and initiate war'', warned the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, Alexander Zajarchenko. Cuba Bets on Heberferon to Treat Several Kinds of Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10202&SEO=cuba-bets-on-heberferon-to-treat-several-kinds-of-cancer Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will develop this year several clinical trials with Heberferon to treat different kinds of cancer, one of the leading causes of death on the island and worldwide, the national press reported today. Men Prefers Women at Work: ILO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10200&SEO=men-prefers-women-at-work-ilo Geneva, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) A report published today by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on International Women''s Day indicates that 66 percent of men prefer women at work outside the home. South Africa, Indonesia Strengthening Business, Defense Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10193&SEO=south-africa-indonesia-strengthening-business-defense-links 08 de marzo de 2017, 10:03Pretoria, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and Indonesia stroke a deal to boost relations in agriculture and defense as well as work towards removing trade barriers between the countries, with view to expanding commercial and investment links. Millionaire Investment of China in Countries of Belt and Route http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10187&SEO=millionaire-investment-of-china-in-countries-of-belt-and-route Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) China invested until now over 50 billion dollars in the countries inside the Belt and Route suince president Xi Jinping proposed the initiative in 2013, assure official sources. German Fair of Tourism Warns about Trump´s Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10184&SEO=german-fair-of-tourism-warns-about-trumpas-policies Berlin, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the International Fair of Tourism ITB Berlin warned today about the negative effects that the US President Donald Trump´s immigration policies might have on tourism. US Congressmen Interested in Agricultural Exchange with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10180&SEO=us-congressmen-interested-in-agricultural-exchange-with-cuba Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US Congressmen visiting Cuba reportedly voiced their interest on knowing about the potential of the island''s agriculture with view to launching bilateral negotiations on this key sector. World Economic Recovery at Stake, Says OECD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10171&SEO=world-economic-recovery-at-stake-says-oecd 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:36Washington, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Political uncertainty could derail the slight world economic recovery, said today the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in reference to the greatest protectionism planned by the Government in the United States. Number of Illiterate Women Five Times Higher Than Men in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10159&SEO=number-of-illiterate-women-five-times-higher-than-men-in-turkey 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:12Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Only a few hours from tomorrow International Women Day, the number of illiterate women in Turkey is five times higher than the number of illiterate men, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜÄ°K). ESA Launches New Sentinel-2B Satellite to Monitor Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10155&SEO=esa-launches-new-sentinel-2b-satellite-to-monitor-earth 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:34Kurú, Guayana Francesa, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Sentinel-2B satellite entered orbit on Tuesday after blasting off from Euiropean Space Agency, ESA,''s launch site Kourou in French Guiana. Mexico Ranks Among the Most Visited Countries Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10152&SEO=mexico-ranks-among-the-most-visited-countries-worldwide 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:55Mexico, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is ranking today among the ninth most visited country in the world, Secretary of Tourism, Miguel de la Madrid, stated. Brazil Faces the Worse Economic Recession Since 1948 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10148&SEO=brazil-faces-the-worse-economic-recession-since-1948 Brasilia, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is facing the worst recession since 1948 with a fall in 3.6 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during 2016, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said today. South Africa's GDP Contracted in 2016's Fourth Quarter http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10145&SEO=south-africas-gdp-contracted-in-2016s-fourth-quarter 07 de marzo de 2017, 10:44Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported on Tuesday. Development Associated with Big Data, Experts Stress in ECLAC Seminar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10139&SEO=development-associated-with-big-data-experts-stress-in-eclac-seminar Santiago de Chile, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The dynamics of Big Data analytics would be an essential tool for future development in areas such as health, employment, productivity and natural disaster management. Cuba to Present Maritime-Port Project for the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10130&SEO=cuba-to-present-maritime-port-project-for-the-caribbean Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will present the project Maritime-Port Strategy for the Caribbean at the 1st ACS Conference of Cooperation, to be held from March 8th to 11th, said sources today here. Cuban Enterprises to Attend Panama's Main Commercial Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10129&SEO=cuban-enterprises-to-attend-panamas-main-commercial-fair Panama, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30 Cuban enterprises from public health, telecommunications, industry, and agriculture -among other sectors- will attend the International Commercial Fair EXPOCOMER 2017 in Panama in March 22. Uncertainty Jeopardizes USA-Mexico Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10126&SEO=uncertainty-jeopardizes-usa-mexico-economic-ties 06 de marzo de 2017, 18:17Washington, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Scholars and specialists on financial subjects said today that uncertainty about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has a negative effect on the Mexican economy. Wildfires in Chile Have Left Disastrous Balance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10125&SEO=wildfires-in-chile-have-left-disastrous-balance 06 de marzo de 2017, 18:05Santiago de Chile, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The bushfires that struck Chile in January and part of February left a disastrous balance with serious human, material and environmental damage. Cuba Promotes Tourism in Areas Hit by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10114&SEO=cuba-promotes-tourism-in-areas-hit-by-matthew 06 de marzo de 2017, 15:20Maisi, Cuba, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban tourist sector in the zones of Baracoa and Maisi, two of the eastern territories most affected by Hurricane Matthew last October, has significantly recovered. Indian Ocean, a Motor to Boost Economies, Says Zuma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10113&SEO=indian-ocean-a-motor-to-boost-economies-says-zuma Pretoria, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma called today to develop more innovative ways to use oceans sustainably for food, transport, trade and other activities, asserting that the Indian Ocean can turn into a motor to thrust the economies of the countries on it. Copper Prices Fall Despite Interruptions in Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10111&SEO=copper-prices-fall-despite-interruptions-in-supply London, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Copper today has the lowest prices in a week, despite interruptions in supplies at major mines around the world. Empty Classrooms, Argentinean Teachers Take to The Streets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10106&SEO=empty-classrooms-argentinean-teachers-take-to-the-streets Buenos Aires, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) In their traditional white overalls, hundreds of Argentine teachers took to the streets today in the midst of a 48-hour strike to demand fair and dignified wages. Cholera Outbreak Kills Nearly 200 People in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10105&SEO=cholera-outbreak-kills-nearly-200-people-in-somalia Mogadishu, March 6 (Prensa Latina) An outbreak of cholera unleashed since the beginning of 2017 in Somalia has caused the death of 196 people so far, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). More Than 2.1 Million Mozambicans Threatened by Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10103&SEO=more-than-2.1-million-mozambicans-threatened-by-hunger Maputo, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) A combination of climate adversities, reduction of reserves and armed conflicts today have 2.1 million Mozambicans threatened by hunger. USA Hosts International Forum on Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10096&SEO=usa-hosts-international-forum-on-energy Washington, March 6 (Prensa Latina) CERAWeek 2017 Energy Fair will gather from today until March 10 in the US city of Houston, Texas, dozens of senior officials from leading environmental, technology, financial, industrial, and energy organizations worldwide. Habano Festival Successfully Closes in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10068&SEO=habano-festival-successfully-closes-in-cuba Havana, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) With the Habano Award of the Year ceremony, an auction of art works related to tobacco production and an artistic gala, the 19th Habano Festival successfully closed in Cuba with a record number of participants and audience. Indonesia Hosts Regional Summit Focused on Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10065&SEO=indonesia-hosts-regional-summit-focused-on-cooperation Jakarta, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) will hold its 16th summit in this capital starting on Sunday, March 5th, focused on strengthening cooperation, official sources said. More Than Two Million Hondurans to Vote in Primary Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10064&SEO=more-than-two-million-hondurans-to-vote-in-primary-elections Tegucigalpa, March 4 (Prensa Latina) At least 2.3 million Hondurans will exercise their right to vote during the March 12 primary elections, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) predicted today. Cuban Tourism Boost in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10061&SEO=cuban-tourism-boost-in-february 03 de marzo de 2017, 17:44Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourism grew by 15 percent at the end of the 2017 first two months relating to last year, the Cuban Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero stated. USA Reiterates Priority to Renegotiate Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10052&SEO=usa-reiterates-priority-to-renegotiate-trade-agreement Washington, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) One of the priorities of the government of Donald Trump will be the renegotiation of the NAFTA with Mexico and Canada, Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, said today. Turkey Extends Border Wall with Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10049&SEO=turkey-extends-border-wall-with-syria 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:07Ankara, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government is making progress in the construction of a border wall that will cover almost all of the 900 kilometers of the border with Syria, according to the Hürriyet newspaper. ALBA Summit: Recover Now the Progressive Initiative (I) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10045&SEO=alba-summit-recover-now-the-progressive-initiative-i By Pedro Rioseco y Claudia Luperón La Paz, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The importance of the Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA in Spanish) about to start in Caracas, Venezuela, is to recover the progressive initiative now as an urgent need in the present international context. BBVA Group Announces Millionaire Investment in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10042&SEO=bbva-group-announces-millionaire-investment-in-mexico Mexico, March 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish BBVA Group will invest 1.5 billion dollars in Mexico over the next four to five years, and even has plans to acquire another bank in this country, it was informed today. Cuba Approves ICT Policy for Society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10041&SEO=cuba-approves-ict-policy-for-society Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Council of Ministers of Cuba, in a meeting chaired by President Raul Castro, approved the comprehensive policy for the improvement of Information and Communication Technologies of Cuban society, the newspaper Granma reported today. Sherritt Extracts One-Third of the Oil Cuba Produces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10036&SEO=sherritt-extracts-one-third-of-the-oil-cuba-produces Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Canadian company Sherritt International Corporation, the largest direct investor in Cuba, currently extracts about a third of the oil produced by this island, according to company president and CEO David Pathe. Russia and El Salvador to Strengthen Political and Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10029&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-to-strengthen-political-and-economic-ties 03 de marzo de 2017, 09:21Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia and El Salvador defined today the areas of political cooperation, with coordinated steps in the international arena, and economic cooperation, with the materialization of investments in areas such as aeronautics, fishery, and energy. Russia and El Salvador Foreign Ministers Discuss Development Prospect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10028&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-foreign-ministers-discuss-development-prospect Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and his Salvadoran counterpart, Hugo Martinez, discussed the prospects for the development of political and economic-trade cooperation. India's Sugar Production Falls in Current Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10027&SEO=indias-sugar-production-falls-in-current-campaign New Delhi, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) India produced 16,2 million tons of sugar in the last five months, a fall of 19 percent compared to the same period last fiscal year, today announced an industry source. Raising of Food Prices Prevail, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10022&SEO=raising-of-food-prices-prevail-says-fao Rome, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that the price rate increased by 0.5 percent in February this year, compared to January. El Salvador Seeks Russian Investors for Energy and Fishing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10017&SEO=el-salvador-seeks-russian-investors-for-energy-and-fishing 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:13Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador suggested Russia to make investments and a technology transfer in fields as fishing, coffee growing and geothermic energy, during a presentation at the Chamber of Commerce in that country. Bolivia: El Alto Marks Anniversary with New Line of Cable Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10005&SEO=bolivia-el-alto-marks-anniversary-with-new-line-of-cable-railway La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The city of El Alto, the youngest in Bolivia, will mark today its 32nd anniversary with the inauguration of several works, among them the blue line of the Cable railway. Guyana and Cuba Increase Friendly Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10003&SEO=guyana-and-cuba-increase-friendly-relations Georgetown, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives for Guyana and Cuba ratified in this capital both countries'' willingness to continue strengthening the traditional friendly and cooperation relations, diplomatic sources reported today. Qatar To Host Fifth Regional Cyber Security Drill http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10000&SEO=qatar-to-host-fifth-regional-cyber-security-drill Doha, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, is hosting the fifth regional Cyber Drill for Arab countries here on March 5-9, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communication. Northern Ireland Goes to Polls Amid a Government Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9999&SEO=northern-ireland-goes-to-polls-amid-a-government-crisis London, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.2 million people in Northern Ireland are voting today in an early legislative elections, following the collapse of the coalition government. Immigration to Canada from the USA Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9996&SEO=immigration-to-canada-from-the-usa-increases Ottawa, March 2 (Prensa Latina)The promise of US President Donald Trump to expel undocumented immigrants has led today to a significant increase in the influx of immigrants to Canada and puts local authorities in a state of tension, officials said. WTO Ready to Discuss US Trade Concerns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9991&SEO=wto-ready-to-discuss-us-trade-concerns Geneva, March 2 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is ready to discuss with the United States its trade concerns and the system for resolving differences, the entity''s head Roberto Azevedo said in a statement today. Kuwaities Warned to Rationalize Water Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9990&SEO=kuwaities-warned-to-rationalize-water-consumption Kuwait, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Kuwaiti authorities have warned today on the need to raise public awareness to rationalize and save water consumption, given that this Arab country is located in a desert area and is suffering severe shortages of the vital liquid. Association of Caribbean States Seeks Common Paths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9988&SEO=association-of-caribbean-states-seeks-common-paths Havana, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is seeking common paths for the region, so it will focus on fighting climate change and on the need for interconnection at its upcoming ministerial and cooperation meetings. El Salvador Presents Trade Potentialities with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9985&SEO=el-salvador-presents-trade-potentialities-with-russia By Antonio Rondon Garcia Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Foreign Minister, Hugo Martinez, leads a delegation participating today in a presentation of the economic and investment possibilities of his country at the Chamber of Commerce of Russia. New Platform to Promote China-Latin America Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9982&SEO=new-platform-to-promote-china-latin-america-cooperation Beijing, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Sino-Latin American economic and trade cooperation will gain ground with the forthcoming operation of a park in Zhuhai, city of the southern province of Guangdong, in the second half of this year, local press reports today. Visitors to Tobacco Factories Discover an Unexpected World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9980&SEO=visitors-to-tobacco-factories-discover-an-unexpected-world Havana, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The participants in the 19th Habano Festival are visiting today factories of those craft cigars, to better understand the skill of cigar rollers and the quality control. One of the elements that intrigues most people who like to smoke a cigarette is the way in which they roll a cigar and what parameters they use to facilitate their extreme quality, recognized worldwide. International Seminar Highlights Ties Between Habano and Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9952&SEO=international-seminar-highlights-ties-between-habano-and-art Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The International Seminar of the 19th Habano Festival pointed out today the relation of Cuban Premium tobacco with art, through talks and historical notes, at the Havana Convention Center. Trump Delays Visit to UK to Avoid Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9948&SEO=trump-delays-visit-to-uk-to-avoid-protests London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump agreed with the British government to delay his visit to the United Kingdom for after the summer to minimize the risk of protests in the country, reported The Sun newspaper today. FAO Cooperates with Cuba in Pasture Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9942&SEO=fao-cooperates-with-cuba-in-pasture-development Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is cooperating today in Cuba in the development of pastures, like moringa and other protein plants. Russia Informs on Agreement for Putin-Trump Meeting Soon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9939&SEO=russia-informs-on-agreement-for-putin-trump-meeting-soon Moscow, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federation Council President, or Russian Senate, Valentina Matvienko reported on Monday that there was an agreement for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump. Vietnamese President, Japanese Emperor Satisfy By Hanoi-Tokyo Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9937&SEO=vietnamese-president-japanese-emperor-satisfy-by-hanoi-tokyo-ties Hanoi, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) President Tran Dai Quang asserted today that the current visit of emperor Akihito here will contribute to strengthen trust and comprehension between Vietnam and Japan peoples. Negotiations on NAFTA Will Be Complex and Will Take Time, Peña Nieto http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9931&SEO=negotiations-on-nafta-will-be-complex-and-will-take-time-pena-nieto 01 de marzo de 2017, 09:55Mexico, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the negotiations currently under way on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be complex and will take time. Experts Appreciate Quality of Cuban Tobacco Arable Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9925&SEO=experts-appreciate-quality-of-cuban-tobacco-arable-lands Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign tobacco experts have appreciated here the Cuban agricultural procedure in crops of this plant in the western province of Pinar del Rio. Trump Exposes His Approach to US Economy Problems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9923&SEO=trump-exposes-his-approach-to-us-economy-problems Washington, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The United States needs the joint work of Republicans and Democrats beyond party differences to solve pressing economic problems, President Donald Trump said before the Congress. China invites Turkish President Erdogan to Beijing Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9919&SEO=china-invites-turkish-president-erdogan-to-beijing-summit Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited by his Chinese peer, Xi Jinping, to the summit of world leaders to carry out the project of the New Silk Route, informed state channel TRT. Cuba Invests on Electrochemical Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9918&SEO=cuba-invests-on-electrochemical-industry Por Julia CruzataHavana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The construction of an electrochemical plant in Cuba, to meet demands from public health, sugarcane and oil industries, has commenced following an investment of over 4,6 million US dollars. Cuba Recovering Refined Wax Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9917&SEO=cuba-recovering-refined-wax-production 01 de marzo de 2017, 00:40Por María Julia MayoralHavana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) A plant for the production of refined wax - the only of its type in Cuba - is once again operational in Majibacoa, a municipality in the eastern province of Las Tunas, following an investment program to rescue a facility closed for more than 20 years. Bolivian Gov't to Define Partners for Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9914&SEO=bolivian-govt-to-define-partners-for-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will define the partners for the project of the Central Bioceanic Railroad Corridor (CFBC) seeking to consolidate a large company with public-private members, said minister of Planning for Development Mariana Prado. Cuban Tobacco Plantations Prove Favorable Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9910&SEO=cuban-tobacco-plantations-prove-favorable-conditions 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:57Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The tobacco plantations located in this western province, Cuba''s largest tobacco-producing province, are now proving advantageous conditions even as agricultural drought strikes the northernmost tip of the territory. Exports of Cuban Habanos Grew in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9903&SEO=exports-of-cuban-habanos-grew-in-2016 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:59Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The value of exports of Cuban habanos in 2016 reportedly rose to 445 million US dollars, a 5% increase compared to the previous year. Revenues in Cuba of Spanish Hotel Chain Melia Grew in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9900&SEO=revenues-in-cuba-of-spanish-hotel-chain-melia-grew-in-2016 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:40Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish hotel chain Melia has reported a 10.3% growth in 2016 in its operations in Cuba, largely attributed to improved rates, mainly in the cities of Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Venezuelan Media Highlights FM Denunciation at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9886&SEO=venezuelan-media-highlights-fm-denunciation-at-un Caracas, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Media has highlighted today the speech made by Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, at the United Nations Human Rights Council, before which she denounced the continued aggression by the international right against Venezuela. Thousands of Colombian Families to Leave the Coca Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9884&SEO=thousands-of-colombian-families-to-leave-the-coca-economy Bogota, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) About 55,000 Colombian families will voluntarily replace coca fields for other plantations, a program sponsored by the government and will be accompanied in the territories by the FARC-EP, the Presidential Palace (seat of government) stated. Somalia's President Declares National Disaster Due to Extreme Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9883&SEO=somalias-president-declares-national-disaster-due-to-extreme-drought ogadiscio, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina)President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed ‘Farmajo'' has declared the ongoing drought in the country as a ‘national disaster''. Amidst Tension Afghanistan Snubbs Pakistan in Regional Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9882&SEO=amidst-tension-afghanistan-snubbs-pakistan-in-regional-summit Islamabad, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Symptom of the tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kabul will send a low-level delegation to the thirteenth summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which will open its doors tomorrow in this capital. Japanese Emperor Begins Visit to Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9880&SEO=japanese-emperor-begins-visit-to-vietnam Hanoi, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Emperor Akihito and his wife Michiko started an official visit to Vietnam today, considered a new impetus to bilateral relations. Protests in Canada Due to Inauguration of Trump Tower http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9877&SEO=protests-in-canada-due-to-inauguration-of-trump-tower Ottawa, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of activists from Canadian social organizations will participate in a protest against the opening of a building with the name of US President Donald Trump in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Venezuela Receives Lot of Banknotes of New Monetary Unit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9874&SEO=venezuela-receives-lot-of-banknotes-of-new-monetary-unit Caracas, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Manuel Perez Urdaneta, Vice Minister of Security and Citizen Prevention, has confirmed today the arrival to this capital of the ninth cargo of the monetary unit''s banknotes in force in Venezuela since December. Gazprom to Start Pipeline Construction in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9873&SEO=gazprom-to-start-pipeline-construction-in-turkey Istanbul, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian corporation Gazprom announced today the start of work on the TurkStream pipeline on Turkish territory, said Management Committee Member Oleg Aksyutin. Habano Festival Participants Visit Plantations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9867&SEO=habano-festival-participants-visit-plantations Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) As part of one of the most attractive days of the 19th Habano Festival, attendees are touring today tobacco plantations in the western region, the best known area in the world of this crop. Trump Justifies Increased Military Spending with Stronger Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9865&SEO=trump-justifies-increased-military-spending-with-stronger-economy Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The 54 billion dollars proposed as additional Defense spending in the next US budget will be offset by a stronger economy, President Donald Trump said today. Russia Accuses US of Trying to Impose an Economic Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9863&SEO=russia-accuses-us-of-trying-to-impose-an-economic-blockade Moscow, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia accused the US Congress of trying to impose a kind of economic blockade on it by pushing for a bill to prevent President Donald Trump from easing sanctions against the country. Cuba Explores in France Technologies for Better Use of Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9861&SEO=cuba-explores-in-france-technologies-for-better-use-of-water By Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the National Institute of Hydraulic Resource of Cuba has complied in France with a broad agenda aimed at exploring technologies that allow a better distribution and use of water, Abel Salas, the entity's first vice president, said. Mexico Could Abandon Tlcan if US Insists on Tariffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9850&SEO=mexico-could-abandon-tlcan-if-us-insists-on-tariffs 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:06Mexico, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexico could withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (Tlcan) if the United States insists on renegotiating it on the basis of imposing tariffs or quotas on Mexican products, authorities warned today. Cuba Guarantees Habanos´ Quality and Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9846&SEO=cuba-guarantees-habanosa-quality-and-supplies 27 de febrero de 2017, 14:54Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba guarantees the quality and supply of Premium cigars (handmade) to the international market, the authorities stated during the first day of the 19th Habano Festival. Avian Flu Kills 42,000 Birds in Nigerian Farms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9842&SEO=avian-flu-kills-42000-birds-in-nigerian-farms 27 de febrero de 2017, 13:16Abuja, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina)Avian influenza killed 42,000 birds in 12 farms in Plateau,Nigeria between January and February 2017, according to the local chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria. Its Chairman, John Dasar, said on Monday in Jos, that more birds were being depopulated in some farms to prevent further spread of the bird flu. Independent Candidates Aspire to Mexican Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9841&SEO=independent-candidates-aspire-to-mexican-presidency Mexico, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The presidential elections in Mexico scheduled for 2018 begin to have independent candidates, the most recent one, Emilio Alvarez, former executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Premier of Alberta, Canada, Visits the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9836&SEO=premier-of-alberta-canada-visits-the-usa Ottawa, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley officially visited today Washington DC to discuss with the US authorities the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Russia Will Protect Tajikistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9834&SEO=russia-will-protect-tajikistan-border Dushambe, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia has agreed today to use its armed forces base in Tajikistan to protect the border of that Central Asian republic with Afghanistan, following a meeting here of the two countries'' presidents. Renewable Energy to Save Billions of Dollars in Saudi Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9833&SEO=renewable-energy-to-save-billions-of-dollars-in-saudi-kingdom 27 de febrero de 2017, 11:08Riyadh, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia could save up to 87 billion dollars by 2030 when it is fully inserted into the use of solar energy, a study by Orient Planet entity predicted. Number of Migrants Returned to Guatemala Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9832&SEO=number-of-migrants-returned-to-guatemala-increase Guatemala, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of people returned by the United States to Guatemala has increased to 3,756 since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, reports noted today. Mobile Phone Users to Exceed Five Billion This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9831&SEO=mobile-phone-users-to-exceed-five-billion-this-year Madrid, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mobile phone users will exceed five billion by the middle of this year, reported the global consortium of operators GSMA, promoter of the World Mobile Congress inaugurated today in Spain. Increase in Defense Spending in US Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9829&SEO=increase-in-defense-spending-in-us-budget 27 de febrero de 2017, 10:57Washington, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The budget plan for the next fiscal year in the United States will see a sharp increase in defense spending, according to press reports released today. Industrial Production in Syria Surpasses $350 Million USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9823&SEO=industrial-production-in-syria-surpasses-350-million-usd 27 de febrero de 2017, 09:19Damascus, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Despite the war imposed on Syria for more than five years, the industrial production has surpassed $350 million USD in 2016, Industry Minister, Ahmad al-Hamo, said today. Habano Festival Starts Amid Great Expectation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9822&SEO=habano-festival-starts-amid-great-expectation Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The 19th edition of the Habano Festival is beginning today in this capital with a great expectation that catches the attention of at least 1,000 people from some 50 nations. Germany Reported About 3,500 Attacks Against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9812&SEO=germany-reported-about-3500-attacks-against-migrants Berlin, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) German security services recorded 3,500 attacks against immigrants during last 2016, according to a recent report released by Funke media. Saudi King Visits Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9806&SEO=saudi-king-visits-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, began an official visit to Malaysia during which several documents for economy, science, education and human resources development cooperation will be signed. India Calls to Increase Science Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9805&SEO=india-calls-to-increase-science-development New Delhi, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his nation needs more scientists to boost national development and fight poverty, one of the main scourges faced by this South Asian nation. Angola: Oil Incomes in January the Biggest in 16 Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9800&SEO=angola-oil-incomes-in-january-the-biggest-in-16-months 26 de febrero de 2017, 08:28Luanda, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan oil incomes in January 2017 were reaching their highest top in 16 months, as reported by the Angolan Finance Ministry in a monthly report on the oil production. Pakistan to Host Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9796&SEO=pakistan-to-host-summit-of-the-economic-cooperation-organization Islamabad, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan announced that on March 1st the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), a ten-country member forum seeking to boost trade and development, will be held in this capital city. Remittances Benefit Mexico in 2016, with High Rate of Bank Transfers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9795&SEO=remittances-benefit-mexico-in-2016-with-high-rate-of-bank-transfers Mexico, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican people made bank transfers abroad valued at $24.4 billion USD in 2016, an amount that represents 90.6 of the remittances sent to the country in that year, said national finances sources. Fast Construction of Controversial Oil Pipeline in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9790&SEO=fast-construction-of-controversial-oil-pipeline-in-u.s. Washington, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The controversial oil pipeline Dakota Access in the United States, could be operative before expected due to the advance of construction facilitated by president Donald Trump, it became known this week. Joy for New Homes in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9789&SEO=joy-for-new-homes-in-venezuela By Luis Beaton Fixed, Mobile Phone Tariffs in Argentina to Rise in March, April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9782&SEO=fixed-mobile-phone-tariffs-in-argentina-to-rise-in-march-april Buenos Aires, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) A new rise in prices is near for Argentineans who as of March and April will have to pay more for the service of fixed and mobile telephone rates, alerted today a specialized publication. Europeans to Attend Meeting on Bioceanic Train Project in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9781&SEO=europeans-to-attend-meeting-on-bioceanic-train-project-in-bolivia La Paz, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Businesspeople of Gertmany and Switzerland will attend the meeting on the Bioceanic Central Railway Corridor (BCRC), scheduled for next March in Bolivia, announced the local media. Brics Representatives Urge to Expand Cooperation and Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9778&SEO=brics-representatives-urge-to-expand-cooperation-and-trade Beijing, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Government representatives who prepare the ninth Brics Summit (sherpas) , agreed that the five member countries of the bloc convened to expand cooperation in security, economy and trade between persons, indicates today a communique released by Chinese Foreign Ministry. Impossible for Puerto Rican State University to Cut US$ 300 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9769&SEO=impossible-for-puerto-rican-state-university-to-cut-us-300-million 24 de febrero de 2017, 17:45San Juan, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Interim President of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Nivia Fernandez Hernandez, restated the impossibility of cutting US$ 300 million into the budget, as required by the US Financial Control Board. 636 Million Euros Will Be Donated to the Lake Chad Basin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9749&SEO=636-million-euros-will-be-donated-to-the-lake-chad-basin 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:02Oslo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) A group of 14 countries pledged today at the Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and Lake Chad to allocate 636 million euros in humanitarian aid to the population of the basin. ALADI Proposal for Integration Accord Is Supported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9748&SEO=aladi-proposal-for-integration-accord-is-supported Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Committee of Representatives for the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) expressed its support to the proposal by the secretary-general of the organization, Carlos Alvarez, of working for a Latin American Comprehensive Economic-Trade Agreement. Recognized UNICEF Support To Cuban Territories Affected by Hurricane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9744&SEO=recognized-unicef-support-to-cuban-territories-affected-by-hurricane Guantanamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities recognized the support of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) in the recovery of areas affected by Hurricane Matthew in the Cuban east, officials said. Pope Francis Supports Political Negotiation in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9743&SEO=pope-francis-supports-political-negotiation-in-venezuela Caracas, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis ratified his commitment to the negotiation process between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition in order to consolidate peace and economic stability, and blessed the country, media outlets reported today. Cuba, China Values Judicial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9739&SEO=cuba-china-values-judicial-cooperation 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:25Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador in China, Miguel Angel Ramirez and Hu Zejun, deputy Attorney General of the Asian country talk here today about the possibility of increasing judicial cooperation between the two countries. German Scholars Interested in Preserving Cuban Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9738&SEO=german-scholars-interested-in-preserving-cuban-heritage 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:23Guantánamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Doctors from the University of Bamberg in Germany have expressed interest in establishing cooperation agreements with Cuba for the preservation of the natural and architectural heritage, sources from Guantánamo University informed today. Inequalities Accentuate Challenges to Face Food Crisis, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9682&SEO=inequalities-accentuate-challenges-to-face-food-crisis-says-fao Rome, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) presented 15 trends and 10 challenges that its member countries must take into account today to confront the global food crisis. South Africa to Export Beef to China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9736&SEO=south-africa-to-export-beef-to-china 24 de febrero de 2017, 11:22Pretoria, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) South African smallholder farmers will have access to the Chinese market thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Entry and Exit Animal Inspection and Quarantine between Pretoria and Beijing. At Least 136 Detainees in 24 Hours Due to Violence in Pretoria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9732&SEO=at-least-136-detainees-in-24-hours-due-to-violence-in-pretoria 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:50Pretoria, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 136 persons were detained in the last 24 hours related to tensions between foreigners and nationals in this capital, South African Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane said today. Bolivia: Agreement Government-Coca Producers Ends Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9726&SEO=bolivia-agreement-government-coca-producers-ends-conflict La Paz, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The agreement between the Bolivian government and coca producers to establish 22,000 hectares for the legal cultivation of the leaf gives an end today to a conflict that has caused tensions here in recent weeks. Putin Plans Asian Tour with Trade and Political Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9720&SEO=putin-plans-asian-tour-with-trade-and-political-agenda Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will start Asian tour next Monday to Tadzhikistan, Kirguiztan and Kazakhstan with an economic and political agenda in bilateral talks, reported the Kremlin. Australia will Host First Summit with ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9719&SEO=australia-will-host-first-summit-with-asean Canberra, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The first summit of leaders of Australia and the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be held in the city of Sidney in March next year, announced today hosting authorities. Argentineans Face Further Price Hikes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9718&SEO=argentineans-face-further-price-hikes Buenos Aires, (Prensa Latina) The cost of electricity, toll, transportation and private healthcare services in Argentina rose further in February, and there seems to be no end in sight to such sustained increases. Caracol Co. Will Stand Out at the Havana Cigar Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9717&SEO=caracol-co.-will-stand-out-at-the-havana-cigar-festival Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cigar Houses, attached to the Caracol Co., are ideal places to satisfy the most demanding tastes of cigar lovers. In these places, customers can enjoy the excellent service they deserve. Transport Strike Snarls Traffic in Athens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9691&SEO=transport-strike-snarls-traffic-in-athens Athens, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina)Metro, urban rail and tram workers in the capital started a 24-hour strike today to protest against legislation that would allow the Athens transport organization to make commercial use of the stations. China, France Agree to Boost Ties and Cooperation in Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9678&SEO=china-france-agree-to-boost-ties-and-cooperation-in-global-issues Beijing, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) China president, Xi Jinping and French prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, who concluded an official visit here, agreed to promote bilateral ties and cooperation in global issues, including climate change. British Senior Official Concerned over Trump's Rhetoric http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9675&SEO=british-senior-official-concerned-over-trumps-rhetoric 23 de febrero de 2017, 10:12London, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) A senior official of the European Central Bank (ECB) showed today in this city his concern about the simple narrative of US President Donald Trump. NGO Congratulates Ecuador for Successful Fight Against Tax Havens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9673&SEO=ngo-congratulates-ecuador-for-successful-fight-against-tax-havens Quito, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of the world joined today to the congratulations received by Ecuador following the victory of a popular consultation that is part of the government''s struggle against tax havens. Nizhny Novgorod Governor Welcomes Cuban Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9642&SEO=nizhny-novgorod-governor-welcomes-cuban-ambassador 22 de febrero de 2017, 14:33Moscow, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Nizhny Novgorod Governor Valery Shantsev welcomed Cuban Ambassador to Russia, Emilio Lozada, who was on an official working visit to Cuba, according to diplomatic sources. Cubans in Nicaragua Against US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9638&SEO=cubans-in-nicaragua-against-us-blockade 22 de febrero de 2017, 12:28Managua, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Nicaragua is preparing its 6th national meeting, in support of its country in the fight against the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States. Cuban Technology Company Present at Mexico's Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9636&SEO=cuban-technology-company-present-at-mexicos-book-fair Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Literary works on biotechnology and healthy cuisine are among the proposals of a Cuban company dedicated to information technologies at the upcoming Mexico Book Fair, the entity announced today. Tariff Reduction Favors Sales of Vietnamese Coffee to Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9633&SEO=tariff-reduction-favors-sales-of-vietnamese-coffee-to-brazil 22 de febrero de 2017, 11:41Hanoi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The decision by Brazilian authorities to reduce tariffs for importing robusta coffee from 20 to 10 percent has created sale opportunities for the Vietnamese grain to the Latin American country, the report said. South Africa's GDP to Grow 1.3% in 2017; More Investment Needed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9630&SEO=south-africas-gdp-to-grow-1.3-in-2017-more-investment-needed 22 de febrero de 2017, 11:31Pretoria, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of South Africa is forecast to grow 1.3% this year, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told Parliament, warning that the projected growth rate is not sufficient to reduce unemployment or impact significantly on poverty and inequality. Israeli Prime Minister Visits Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9629&SEO=israeli-prime-minister-visits-australia Sydney, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began an official visit to Australia today, preceded by calls for the government of this continent to officially recognize the Palestinian state. Global Food Security at Risk, FAO Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9625&SEO=global-food-security-at-risk-fao-warns 22 de febrero de 2017, 11:18Rome, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Increasing pressures on natural resources, social inequalities and the effects of climate change threaten mankind''s ability to feed itself, FAO warned today. Economic Renovation and Growth, priorities in South Africa's Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9623&SEO=economic-renovation-and-growth-priorities-in-south-africas-budget Pretoria, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Industrialization, economic transformation, agricultural development, land reform and social improvement are priorities of South Africa''s new budget, presented by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to the National Assembly. China Prepares BRICS 2017 Pre-summit Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9622&SEO=china-prepares-brics-2017-pre-summit-meeting Beijing, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) China is adding the finishing touches for the first meeting of representatives of BRICS member countries prior to the 9th summit to be held tomorrow in Nanjing, the capital of eastern Jiangsu Province. Bioelectric Power Stations, a Promising Way to Convert Solar Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9617&SEO=bioelectric-power-stations-a-promising-way-to-convert-solar-energy Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The bioelectric power stations have been the best way to convert solar energy into electricity, Minister of Energy and Mines (MINEM) Alfredo Lopez said on the daily television program Roundtable. Rapid Growth in Consumption Forecast in China this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9610&SEO=rapid-growth-in-consumption-forecast-in-china-this-year Beijing, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina ) The Minister of Trade of China, Gao Hucheng, assured that growth in consumption in the country will keep growing rapidly due to the deepening structural reformo n the side of the offer. Hydroelectric Project El Bala Will Conclude this Year in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9609&SEO=hydroelectric-project-el-bala-will-conclude-this-year-in-bolivia La Paz, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Technical study and preinvestment of the hydroelectric project El Bala, in a protected zone north of this capital, will conclude before this year''s end, said Minister of Energies of Bolivia, Rafael Alarcon. Colombia Cancels Gasoline Surcharge Decree http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9596&SEO=colombia-cancels-gasoline-surcharge-decree 21 de febrero de 2017, 16:52Bogota, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Mines and Energy overturned the government resolution on reduction in fuel prices to calculate the gasoline surcharge. Japanese Enterprise Federation Advocates for Helping Toshiba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9595&SEO=japanese-enterprise-federation-advocates-for-helping-toshiba 21 de febrero de 2017, 16:23Tokyo, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Enterprise Federation of Japan, Sadayuki Sakakibara, today called to help the local company Toshiba, giant of the electronics, to maintain its semiconductors technology in the country. Professionals Denounce Deterioration of Brazilian Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9593&SEO=professionals-denounce-deterioration-of-brazilian-economy 21 de febrero de 2017, 16:02Brasilia, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Professionals of the engineering and business sectors denounced continuous deterioration of the Brazilian economy in a manifest published today. Brexit to Have High Cost for UK, EU Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9571&SEO=brexit-to-have-high-cost-for-uk-eu-warns 21 de febrero de 2017, 11:38Brussels, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit, will be very expensive for this country, European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, warned today. Hundreds of Natives and Farmers Take Over Cumbre de Alaska http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9569&SEO=hundreds-of-natives-and-farmers-take-over-cumbre-de-alaska Guatemala, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of villagers from the 48 cantons of Totonicapán, the most representative institution of Mayan Quiché people in that western part of Guatemala, today took over the place called Cumbre de Alaska, which is a strech of a highway, to demand their rights. Zika Virus Could Cause Abortions, Study Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9563&SEO=zika-virus-could-cause-abortions-study-says Washington, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Zika virus could cause abortions in early-stage pregnancies or cause soft brain tissue in babies, according to a new study released today by Johns Hopkins Center in the United States. Lack of Decent Jobs Worsens Global Inequality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9549&SEO=lack-of-decent-jobs-worsens-global-inequality Geneva, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The lack of decent jobs is currently stirring up global inequalities, where poverty and conflict ruin many people's life, the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported. Government of Venezuela Seeks to Develop Fish Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9542&SEO=government-of-venezuela-seeks-to-develop-fish-production 20 de febrero de 2017, 16:45Caracas, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The government is working to make Venezuela a fishing and aquaculture power, and in this way optimize the distribution of seafood to the population, local press reports said today. Legislator Blames Insurgency for Recession in Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9537&SEO=legislator-blames-insurgency-for-recession-in-nigeria 20 de febrero de 2017, 16:05Abuja, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara blamed insurgents in the Niger Delta state for the recession that affects the country today, he said. Japanese Exports Slow Down Compared to Last Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9526&SEO=japanese-exports-slow-down-compared-to-last-year 20 de febrero de 2017, 12:47Tokyo, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Japanese exports increased last January at a slower pace than the same month of 2016, reported today the Japanese Ministry of Finances. IMF to Offer Emergency but Conditioned Credits to Mongolia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9523&SEO=imf-to-offer-emergency-but-conditioned-credits-to-mongolia Ulan Bator, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to offer emergency loans to Mongolia for 5.5 billion dollars, although the country must make concessions, it was informed here. Iran Discovers Major Shale Oil Reserves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9522&SEO=iran-discovers-major-shale-oil-reserves Tehran, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) posted on its website today that it has discovered major reserves of shale crude oil in western Lorestan province. Habanos S.A. Limited Editions 2016 Go to Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9520&SEO=habanos-s.a.-limited-editions-2016-go-to-market Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) International corporation Habanos S.A. informed today about the distribution of its Limited Editions 2016 corresponding to Trinidad Topes, Montecristo Dantes and Romeo and Juliet Capuletos, a novelty for the Premium cigar market. Guatemala Demands Recognition of Indigenous Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9518&SEO=guatemala-demands-recognition-of-indigenous-rights Guatemala, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) People from 83 communities in the department of Sololá in Guatemala will block the Inter-American highway on Tuesday and Wednesday to demand the recognition of indigenous rights and the reduction of electricity tariffs, confirmed organizers today. Bolivia's Replication to Chile Is Based on the Truth, Arce Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9517&SEO=bolivias-replication-to-chile-is-based-on-the-truth-arce-says La Paz, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Justice and Transparency Minister Hector Arce said today that the maritime replication to Chile proves with historic documents this country''s right to recover its sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9505&SEO=brazil-to-acquire-vietnamese-robusta-coffee Hanoi, 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.