Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Mexican Economy Grows 1.1 percent in First Quarter 2018 Mexico, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican economy grew 1.1 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to the previous one, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) reported today. Investment Funds Ignore Sanctions and Want Business with Russia Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite the U.S. sanctions against Russia, the world''s major investment funds will participate in the 2018 Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), scheduled to open tomorrow. Turkish Corporation to Manage Cruise Port in Havana Istanbul, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Turkey's Global Ports Holding (GPH) signed a 15-year agreement with the Cuban company Aries S.A. for the management of cruise port in Havana and its expansion. Tens of Thousand French March to the Streets Against Macron Policies Paris, May 22 ( Prensa Latina) Tens of thousands of French people took to the streets today to protest against the policy of French President Emmanuel Macron, a day organized by the unions'' public officials. T&T No Longer Attractive For New Petrochemical Projects Port of Spain,May 22 (Prensa Latina) Trinidad and Tobago is no longer an attractive place for petrochemical companies to launch new processing plants. EU Fears Offer to US Not Enough to End Trade Row Brussels, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The EU's own top trade official warned today that the bloc's last-ditch bid to persuade US President Donald Trump to back off stiff tariffs on metals imports from Europe fell short of expectations in Washington. Growth Opportunities for Aviation in Africa Highlighted Pretoria, May 22 ( Prensa Latina) There are significant growth opportunities for commercial and charter aviation in Africa, the general manager of the South African Aviation Group, Philip du Preez, indicated today, . UAE Continues Distribution of Aid to Displaced People in Ethiopia Addis Abeba, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) humanitarian aid authority Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is continuing to distribute Ramadan aid to displaced people around the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and those affected by border conflicts. Kenya Starts Construction of 500,000 New Houses Nairobi,May 22 (Prensa Latina) The National Housing Corporation (NHC)of Kenya has rolled out a housing project targeting to construct over 500,000 new housing units spread across the country. Former PM Najib Razak Questioned Over Funds of 1MDB Subsidiary Kuala Lumpur,May 22 (Prensa Latina)Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is due to face questioning in Putrajaya today over what he knew about funds transferred into his bank account from a unit of state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd, which he founded. Former U.S. Ambassador Acknowledges Interference in Panama Panama, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Former U.S. Ambassador John Feeley acknowledged publicly is government''s direct interference in Panama''s internal affairs, he told a local press here. Haiti, Mexico Collaborate to Deal with Natural Emergency Situations Port-Au-Prince, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Senior officials of the Mexican army remain in Haiti today to discuss the attention to natural emergency situations, as part of bilateral defense cooperation. Bolivia Prepares Decree on Transport Drivers Retirement La Paz, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Bolivian Drivers' Confederation, Ismael Fernandez, reported today that a decree on transport drivers'' retirement is expected for the first days of June, a norm still in the conformation phase. Venezuela Against US Unilateral Measures Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela repudiated today the new unilateral measures imposed against the country by the United States president, Donald Trump, less than 24 hours before the announcement of Nicolás Maduro''s presidential re-election. An Earthquake of Magnitude 5.5 Shakes the Northern Region of Ecuador Quito, May 22 (Prensa Latina) A 5,5 magnitude earthquake was registered today in the province of Imbabura, located in the Sierra region of Ecuador, with no damage reported so far. Mexico Is Wrong About Venezuela,Says La Jornada Newspaper Mexico, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government took a wrong position when it ignored the elections in Venezuela and ordered several measures of reprisal against that government, La Jornada newspaper reported. Zimbabwe Joins the African Finance Corporation Abuja, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Zimbabwe became the 19th member of the African Financial Corporation (AFC), the website of the continent's financial infrastructure development institution indicated today. Caribbean Organizes First Regional Workshop on Human Resources Georgetown, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Development Bank are collaborating today to organize the first regional workshop to strengthen national capacity to support the 2030 Human Resources Development Strategy. Arrival of 2 Million Visitors Confirms Cuba as Travel Destination Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities highlighted the confidence in this destination after the arrival of two million international visitors on May 18. Russia Responds to U.S. Sanctions with Countermeasures Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian State Duma (lower house) today approved in its third and last reading a package of countermeasures to respond to the sanctions imposed by the United States over the past few months.