Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina 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. Mexico Will Maintain Relations with the US, Says Secretary of Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8557&SEO=mexico-will-maintain-relations-with-the-us-says-secretary-of-economy Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will maintain its relations with the government of the United States despite the cancellation of the meeting between Presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald Trump, said today the Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo. Peña Nieto Calls for Meeting Before Offering Response to Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8554&SEO=pena-nieto-calls-for-meeting-before-offering-response-to-trump Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will meet today with Senatorsc and the Governors of the Mexican States, to define the official response to the bilateral relationship exchange arranged by now US President Donald Trump. EU Faces Great Challenges, Merkel Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8552&SEO=eu-faces-great-challenges-merkel-says Berlin, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that the European Union (EU) faces major challenges in its internal and external policy, and encouraged all its members to remain more united in the future. Cuban Ambassador Notes Advances and Obstacles in Relations with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8550&SEO=cuban-ambassador-notes-advances-and-obstacles-in-relations-with-usa Washington, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to the United States, José Ramón Cabañas, said that in the past two years, both countries have achieved unprecedented levels of negotiations with considerable progress, although serious obstacles still remain. Cuba Offers Investments Opportunities at Tourism Fair in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8549&SEO=cuba-offers-investments-opportunities-at-tourism-fair-in-turkey 27 de enero de 2017, 11:49Istanbul, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has offered some proposals today to market and invest in the tourist sector of the island, in the framework of the 21st edition of the Eastern Mediterranean International Tourism and Tourism Exhibition (EMITT). Economic Analysts Consider Trump against the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8545&SEO=economic-analysts-consider-trump-against-the-world New York, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) A great part of the economic and commercial analysis suggests today that US President Donald Trump is against the world because of his protectionist policy and other ideas. Japan and US Prepare Summit for February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8535&SEO=japan-and-us-prepare-summit-for-february Tokyo, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government confirmed today that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump are preparing details for their first summit scheduled for early February. Cuba Promotes Small Construction Industries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8534&SEO=cuba-promotes-small-construction-industries 26 de enero de 2017, 17:33Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is fostering the creation of local small construction material industries with the use of raw materials for self-management of territories, industry leaders said today. Puerto Rican Unions Opposed to Measures Passed by the Federal Board http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8521&SEO=puerto-rican-unions-opposed-to-measures-passed-by-the-federal-board 26 de enero de 2017, 13:58San Juan, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Anticipating '' the dire consequences for the Puerto Rican people'', several unions rejected today the demands of the financial control board to governor Ricardo Rosselló to close the deficit gap from 2016 to 2019. Syrians Demand Punishment of Terrorists That Cut Water Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8518&SEO=syrians-demand-punishment-of-terrorists-that-cut-water-supply 26 de enero de 2017, 13:32Damascus, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Residents of the Syrian capital demanded the punishment of the terrorists who cut the supply of drinking water to the city and handed a letter to Hadiya Abbas, president of the National Parliament. CELAC: a Mechanism for Concerted Action, Unity and Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8516&SEO=celac-a-mechanism-for-concerted-action-unity-and-dialogue Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held in the Dominican Republic, was consolidated as the mechanism for concerted action, unity and political dialogue of the whole of Our America. Peña Nieto Cancels Meeting with Trump in the White House http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8515&SEO=pena-nieto-cancels-meeting-with-trump-in-the-white-house Mexico, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed today through Twitter that he will no travel to the White House next week to meet with his United States counterpart Donald Trump. General Strike Against Education Law in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8511&SEO=general-strike-against-education-law-in-spain 26 de enero de 2017, 12:21Madrid, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Trade unions, students and parents in Spain today called for a general strike on March 9 to demand that the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy repeal its controversial education law. Cuba and Slovakia Sign Memorandum of Understanding http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8508&SEO=cuba-and-slovakia-sign-memorandum-of-understanding Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba (CCRC) and the Slovak Agency for Trade and Investment Development (Sario) signed today a memorandum of understanding in various areas. Guatemala and Cuba to Be Linked Again by Air http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8504&SEO=guatemala-and-cuba-to-be-linked-again-by-air Guatemala, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala and Cuba will once again be linked by air by the Spanish company WAMOS Air, which plans to inaugurate a route to this Central American country from Madrid and stop at Havana, officials said today. Donald Trump Puts Conditions to Meet Mexican President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8503&SEO=donald-trump-puts-conditions-to-meet-mexican-president 26 de enero de 2017, 11:35Washington, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump will meet his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto next week, with the condition that Mexico agrees to pay for the construction of a wall in the mutual border between these two countries. Argentinean Gov't Creates National Border Commission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8501&SEO=argentinean-govt-creates-national-border-commission Buenos Aires, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentina took another step in its migratory control activities Thursday, with the creation of a National Border Commission, to regulate and coordinate the functioning of international steps for controlling bordering centers. Evo Morales Environmental Initiatives are Presented at FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8500&SEO=evo-morales-environmental-initiatives-are-presented-at-fao La Paz, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales'' projects to guarantee water and irrigation in Bolivia are currently under the attention of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Cuban Airline Opens New Caracas-Holguin Airlift http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8497&SEO=cuban-airline-opens-new-caracas-holguin-airlift Caracas, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Cubana de Aviacion airline joins as of today this capital with Holguin through a commercial flight that embraces Venezuela with the eastern region of Cuba and promotes cultural and tourist exchange between both nations. Scholars Outline US Trade Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8495&SEO=scholars-outline-us-trade-protectionism Washington, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Economists and researchers are reminded today that the new US president, Donald Trump, is far from being the first president of this protectionist nation. Greece Rules out New Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8485&SEO=greece-rules-out-new-cuts 25 de enero de 2017, 18:30Brussels, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has ruled out the implementation of new cuts in exchange for the IMF participation in the economic rescue of Greece, said today the newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton. New Hotels to Generate 5,000 Jobs in Jamaica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8462&SEO=new-hotels-to-generate-5000-jobs-in-jamaica 25 de enero de 2017, 13:07Kingston, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica''s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, stated today that the construction and subsequent operation of four hotels will generate around 5,000 jobs in that country in the coming months. China Will Reach 1.45 Billion Inhabitants by 2030 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8458&SEO=china-will-reach-1.45-billion-inhabitants-by-2030 25 de enero de 2017, 11:57Beijing, Jan 25 (Prensa latina) China could reach up to 1.45 billion inhabitants by 2030, as stated by the National Demographic Development Plan for 2016-2030 published today by the State Council. Balance in the World Oil Market Due to Lower Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8457&SEO=balance-in-the-world-oil-market-due-to-lower-production 25 de enero de 2017, 11:49Kuwait, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait''s oil minister, Essam al Marzuk, said today that the oil market is well balanced due to the decline in production since the end of last year. Trump Complys with Election Promises on Immigration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8456&SEO=trump-complys-with-election-promises-on-immigration 25 de enero de 2017, 11:46Washington, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) With only five days after assuming office, Donald Trump is preparing to comply with his electoral promises on immigration with the signing as of today of several executive orders. Maduro Stressed Importance of Unity in Current Context of the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8455&SEO=maduro-stressed-importance-of-unity-in-current-context-of-the-region Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro affirmed today that with the V Summit Celac consolidates and points to a big road for a region that ''has to be together today more than ever against the threats''. New President to Return to Gambia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8454&SEO=new-president-to-return-to-gambia Banjul, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) An official of Gambia''s new government announced today that newly elected President Adama Barrow will travel to the capital after a week of taking his post in Senegal. Growing Water Scarcity is the Main Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8451&SEO=growing-water-scarcity-is-the-main-challenge By Silvia Martínez Rome, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The growing scarcity of water is one of the main challenges facing humanity today in order to achieve its sustainable development goals, aimed at eradicating extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition. Concerned US Companies About the Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8444&SEO=concerned-us-companies-about-the-future 25 de enero de 2017, 09:19Washington, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s economic and trade policy is currently facing the country''s most important companies, worried about the immediate future. At UN, Cuba Calls for New International Economic Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8441&SEO=at-un-cuba-calls-for-new-international-economic-order Geneva, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended the need for a new international economic order in which technological and knowledge monopolies were eliminated, during the United Nations'' Commission on Science and Technology for Development, taking place in Geneva today. Parlasur to Debate New Regional Scenery with Trump's Assumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8437&SEO=parlasur-to-debate-new-regional-scenery-with-trumps-assumption Montevideo, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of the Market of the South (Parlasur) will open a debate on the new scenario opening in the region with the assumption of Donald Trump to the U.S. Presidency, said its vicepresident Daniel Caggiani. Bolivia Might Become the South American Energy Core http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8436&SEO=bolivia-might-become-the-south-american-energy-core La Paz, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Energy production will be the preferential issue over the forthcoming years and Bolivia will be able to become the South American energy core, the newly appointed Minister of Energy Rafael Alarcón stated. Costa Rica to Rebuild 25 Aqueducts with Emirati Donation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8435&SEO=costa-rica-to-rebuild-25-aqueducts-with-emirati-donation San Jose, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica will rebuild 25 aqueducts in the area affected by Hurricane Otto with the $10 million USD donated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), informed the presidential commissioner Mariano Figueres. World Bank Expects Oil Prices to Rise in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8434&SEO=world-bank-expects-oil-prices-to-rise-in-2017 Washington, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The average price of the oil barrel for 2017 will be around US$ 55, a 26% higher than the previous year, the World Bank stressed today. Record Number of Mexican Visitors to Cuba in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8423&SEO=record-number-of-mexican-visitors-to-cuba-in-2016 24 de enero de 2017, 16:48Mexico, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Over 130 thousand Mexican tourists visited Cuba during the past 2016, a record number, the Embassador Pedro Núñez Mosquera stated today at the presentation of Cuban tourist offers for visitors. Rajoy Glimpses a Good Year for Spain Despite Suspense http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8421&SEO=rajoy-glimpses-a-good-year-for-spain-despite-suspense 24 de enero de 2017, 16:44Madrid, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, proved to be today an optimist on the newly started year, although he admitted that the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) constitutes the main threat for the national economy. Without Benefits, Mexico Could Stay out of NAFTA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8420&SEO=without-benefits-mexico-could-stay-out-of-nafta 24 de enero de 2017, 16:39Mexico, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Mexico could be out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if it does not receive benefits in the negotiations that would be held soon with the United States, Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo announced today. U.S. and Cuba, Take Steps for Normalizing Their Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8409&SEO=u.s.-and-cuba-take-steps-for-normalizing-their-relations Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuba have adopted up to now 22 instruments since December 17th of 2014, when the process for normalizing their relations started. Trump Signs Orders Reviving Enviormental Polemic Pipeline Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8406&SEO=trump-signs-orders-reviving-enviormental-polemic-pipeline-projects Washington, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) President Trump signed executive orders today effectively reviving the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, which had been stalled by the Obama administration under pressure from environmental and other groups. Iran to Compensate Turkey on Gas Legal Action http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8405&SEO=iran-to-compensate-turkey-on-gas-legal-action 24 de enero de 2017, 13:07Ankara, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Tehran announced today the corresponding payment to Turkey by $1.9 billion as a compensation for the surcharge on its gas exports, according to the sentence delivered by the International Court of Arbitration. Evo: CELAC Summit Will Be Important Against US Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8402&SEO=evo-celac-summit-will-be-important-against-us-threats La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today that the Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will be an important forum to analyze the challenges posed by the administration of US President Donald Trump. New US Government Receives Lowest Approval Ratings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8401&SEO=new-us-government-receives-lowest-approval-ratings Washington, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump''s early days as U.S. president have the historically lowest approval ratings, according to polls released today. Looking for Plan B to Save Transpacific Pact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8400&SEO=looking-for-plan-b-to-save-transpacific-pact Tokyo, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Japan, Australia and other signatary countries of the Transpacific Pact (TPP) increased today contacts in search of a Plan B to refloat that treaty in face of the new U.S. trade policy. German Concern Over Trump, Brexit Trade Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8397&SEO=german-concern-over-trump-brexit-trade-policy 24 de enero de 2017, 12:17Berlin, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) German Deputy Foreign Minister and Economy Minister, Sigmar Gabriel said today that US President Donald Trump''s trade policy and Brexit are troubling for his country. President Raúl Castro Arrives in Dominican Republic for CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8394&SEO=president-raul-castro-arrives-in-dominican-republic-for-celac-summit Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro arrived in this tourist resort today in order to participate at the V Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) which will be held tomorrow. Foreign Ministers Begin Debates Prior to CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8393&SEO=foreign-ministers-begin-debates-prior-to-celac-summit Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas highlighted the progress made by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in the last year, at the inauguration of the meeting of the bloc Foreign Ministers. Russia Denies Security Threat Due to Chinese Nuclear Missiles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8390&SEO=russia-denies-security-threat-due-to-chinese-nuclear-missiles Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied today any threat to its security due to the deployment of the Chinese armed forces, commenting on the location of the giant''s intercontinental ballistic missiles near its mutual borders. Beijing Demands US Caution on the Issue of China Southern Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8387&SEO=beijing-demands-us-caution-on-the-issue-of-china-southern-sea Beijing, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Ministry once again demanded the United States to act with caution with regard to the China Southern Sea, an issue that only concerns the parties directly involved, he said. New Ministry to Exploit Primary Energy Sources in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8385&SEO=new-ministry-to-exploit-primary-energy-sources-in-bolivia La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Energy Minister, Rafael Alarcon, has said that the new entity aims today to boost the exploitation of primary sources for the production of electricity. Mexico City Offers Care Programs for Returnees from US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8383&SEO=mexico-city-offers-care-programs-for-returnees-from-us Mexico City, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) ''Today Mexico City has programs ready to assist migrants returning from the United States,'' Miguel Ángel Mancera, head of the government of the capital, said. Evo Morales travels to Dominican Republic for CLACS Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8373&SEO=evo-morales-travels-to-dominican-republic-for-clacs-summit La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will travel today to the Dominican Republic, host of the 5th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC in Spanish). Soup Kitchens in Argentina due to Social Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8372&SEO=soup-kitchens-in-argentina-due-to-social-emergency Buenos Aires, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean organization ''Barrios de Pie'' (Neighborhoods on their Feet) will head today in several parts of the country a protest with the opening of soup kitchens to demand the urgent implementation of the law of Social Emergency. Cuba and IFAD Sign Agreement for Livestock Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8369&SEO=cuba-and-ifad-sign-agreement-for-livestock-development 23 de enero de 2017, 17:22Rome, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) agreed a Project for the Development of Livestock Cooperatives in the Central-Eastern Region (Prodegan). Odebrecht Sued for Bribery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8360&SEO=odebrecht-sued-for-bribery 23 de enero de 2017, 16:06Panama, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Panama will formally charge Transnational Odebrecht for bribing Panamanian public officials between 2009 and 2014, President Juan Carlos Varela announced today. United States Leaves Trans-Pacific Economic Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8350&SEO=united-states-leaves-trans-pacific-economic-agreement Washington, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, today signed an executive order to withdraw his country from the Trans-Pacific Agreement of Economic Partnership (TPP, acronym in English). President Trump Sued Over Foreign Payment to His Firm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8349&SEO=president-trump-sued-over-foreign-payment-to-his-firm 23 de enero de 2017, 14:00Washington, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) United States President Donald Trump violates the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments through his business empire, stated today a court filing. Russian Company Rosneft Produces 265 Million Tonnes of Crude Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8347&SEO=russian-company-rosneft-produces-265-million-tonnes-of-crude-oil Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian state oil company Rosneft has produced 265 million tonnes of crude oil in 2016 and plans investments for this year of 1 trillion rubles, its director Viktor Sechin said today. Violence in Myanmar Displaces Some 87 Thousand People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8346&SEO=violence-in-myanmar-displaces-some-87-thousand-people 23 de enero de 2017, 12:57Naipyidó, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Statistics on displaced people due to internal conflicts in Myanmar have hit public opinion today, with 87000 people fleeing their homes since the beginning of military operations in Rakhine. Cuba Ratifies Commitment to the Objectives of the United Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8345&SEO=cuba-ratifies-commitment-to-the-objectives-of-the-united-nations United Nations, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s permanent representative to the United Nations, Anayansi Rodríguez, affirmed today the island''s commitment to the organization''s objectives, including peace and sustainable development without exclusion. Seismic Resistance in Dwellings in Cuba After Hurricane Sandy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8344&SEO=seismic-resistance-in-dwellings-in-cuba-after-hurricane-sandy 23 de enero de 2017, 12:53Santiago de Cuba, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The seismic resistance in dwellings built in this city after Hurricane Sandy´s barely four years ago was praised by local authorities, who appreciated that strength against sismic movements. At CELAC'S Meeting, Dominican Rep History Seen From Photography http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8343&SEO=at-celacs-meeting-dominican-rep-history-seen-from-photography Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The convention center where the coordinators of the CELAC are debating today on their third day of activities, also hosts a photographic interpretation of Dominican history seen through the lens of Wifredo García. President Santos Received His French Counterpart François Hollande http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8342&SEO=president-santos-received-his-french-counterpart-francois-hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed today his French counterpart, François Hollande, who will visit one of the transition zones for the FARC-EP insurgents in the process of demobilization. Dominica Seeks to Resume Banana Exports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8341&SEO=dominica-seeks-to-resume-banana-exports Roseau, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Dominica is seeking to resume banana exports to the United Kingdom, two years after its suspension due to the impact on local production of the black sigatoka pest, Agriculture minister Johnson Drigo said today. US Defence Budget is Skyrocketing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8340&SEO=us-defence-budget-is-skyrocketing Washington, Jan. 23 (Prensa Latina) US Sen. John McCain is leading today a plan to increase the Defense budget by $50 billion for the next fiscal year. Trump Suspends Argentine Lemons Imports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8332&SEO=trump-suspends-argentine-lemons-imports 23 de enero de 2017, 11:16Buenos Aires, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Argentine media reflect today the order of the new US President, Donald Trump, to postpone for 60 days the final decision for the imports of lemons from this nation to that country. Bachelet Suspends Attendance at CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8331&SEO=bachelet-suspends-attendance-at-celac-summit Santiago de Chile, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has suspended her participation in the Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for the wild fires in Valparaíso and Los Lagos, official sources informed today. Asia on Alert before the New US Administration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8326&SEO=asia-on-alert-before-the-new-us-administration Tokyo, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Asian nations began the week with multi-level alerts, ahead of the new US trade policy, and expectations about the immediate financial future. Chinese Govt Is Confident in Maintaining Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8300&SEO=chinese-govt-is-confident-in-maintaining-economic-growth-in-2017 Beijing, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) After it was learned that China''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have reached 6.7 percent year-on-year in 2016, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is confident that the country will maintain its growth rate in 2017, the Cabinet said. China to Strengthen Cooperation with Cuba in Renewable Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8299&SEO=china-to-strengthen-cooperation-with-cuba-in-renewable-energy Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and China signed new agreements this week to strengthen cooperation in renewable energies and industry, areas that are considered strategic for sustainable development. Cuban Entrepreneurial Delegation Starts Visit to U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8295&SEO=cuban-entrepreneurial-delegation-starts-visit-to-u.s. Washington, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban entrepreneurs will start a visit to the United States on Saturday until February 3 to discuss business opportunities and foreign investment in the Caribbean island. Cuba to Put 59 Photovoltaic Parks in for Clean Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8275&SEO=cuba-to-put-59-photovoltaic-parks-in-for-clean-energy 20 de enero de 2017, 17:14Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will have 59 photovoltaic solar parks in to generate electricity, so as to increase the share of renewable sources in the national energy matrix, the local press said today. Cold Wave Hurting Migrant Children In Europe, UNICEF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8264&SEO=cold-wave-hurting-migrant-children-in-europe-unicef 20 de enero de 2017, 13:43United Nations, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The prevailing cold front in the central, eastern and southern region of Europe triggered the the health risks of migrant and refugee children, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. Mexico Sends Back to Cuba Group of 91 Irregular Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8260&SEO=mexico-sends-back-to-cuba-group-of-91-irregular-migrants 20 de enero de 2017, 13:02México, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Mexican authorities informed today of the repatriation of 91 Cuban citezens who were in an irregular situation in Mexico. Cuba and the United States Sign Memorandum on Plant and Animal Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8258&SEO=cuba-and-the-united-states-sign-memorandum-on-plant-and-animal-health 20 de enero de 2017, 12:43Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Cuba and the United States signed today a memorandum of understanding for the bilateral cooperation in plant and animal health care sphere, media reports said today. South Korean Court Holds Hearing on Arrest Warrants for Black List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8257&SEO=south-korean-court-holds-hearing-on-arrest-warrants-for-black-list 20 de enero de 2017, 12:39Seoul,Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) A South Korean court held a hearing today to decide whether to issue warrants to arrest the country''s culture minister and a former presidential chief of staff over their suspected involvement in the blacklisting of cultural figures deemed critical of the government. Protesters Block Several Trump Inauguration Checkpoints http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8250&SEO=protesters-block-several-trump-inauguration-checkpoints Washington, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Groups of protesters against Donald Trump blocked several security checkpoints today to prevent access to the inauguration of the billionaire as the new president of the United States. Flow of Russian Tourists to Cuba Grows 50 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8249&SEO=flow-of-russian-tourists-to-cuba-grows-50-percent 20 de enero de 2017, 11:23Moscow, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The flow of Russian tourists to Cuba in 2016 has grown 50 percent compared to the previous year, after surpassing 65,000 visitors, Tourism counselor of the island''s embassy in this country, Edilberto Riveron Leon, said. PAHO/FAO: Cuba With Lowest Regional Prevalence of Low Weight at Birth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8247&SEO=pahofao-cuba-with-lowest-regional-prevalence-of-low-weight-at-birth 20 de enero de 2017, 11:17Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is the country in the region with the lowest prevalence of low birth weight, reporting a rate of 5.3 percent, Granma newspaper states. IMF Alerts on Economic Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8246&SEO=imf-alerts-on-economic-protectionism 20 de enero de 2017, 11:12Davos, Switzerland, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, alerted here on protectionist policies announced by the President elect of the United States, Donald Trump, assuming his post this Friday. Xi jinping: China Calls for Peaceful Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8235&SEO=xi-jinping-china-calls-for-peaceful-development Beijing, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) China projects itself to the world with a call to peaceful development, judging by the perforrnance of President Xi Jinping in the recently concluded Davos Forum. FAO Urges To Brand-New Wastewater Use For Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8232&SEO=fao-urges-to-brand-new-wastewater-use-for-agriculture Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations (FAO) urged to make use of a more useful and extended wastewater procedure for farming sector, due to water shortage and food emergency. Ireland Calculates Loss of Millions after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8227&SEO=ireland-calculates-loss-of-millions-after-brexit 19 de enero de 2017, 16:36Dublin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Ireland reported today that its exports could decrease in 30 percent during the next decade, with an economic cost of up to 20 million euros, due to the United Kingdom''s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), which has been called Brexit. Cepal Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8225&SEO=cepal-recommends-mexico-a-strategy-for-foreign-investment 19 de enero de 2017, 16:27Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. Recent Data Highlight Cuban Tourism Industry Booming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8213&SEO=recent-data-highlight-cuban-tourism-industry-booming 19 de enero de 2017, 13:35Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The most recent official data on tourism in Cuba today predicts that the travel industry has a growing spiral that can put this country at the forefront of the sector in the Caribbean. Social Movements Support CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8212&SEO=social-movements-support-celac-summit 19 de enero de 2017, 13:16Santo Domingo, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Dominican social movements announced today a meeting to support the 5th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC,which will take place from January 21 to 25 in Punta Cana. ECLAC Recommends Mexico a Strategy for Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8211&SEO=eclac-recommends-mexico-a-strategy-for-foreign-investment 19 de enero de 2017, 13:03Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcenas, recommended here today that Mexico uses a strong strategy to keep foreign investment. UN Expert Urges Nigeria to Ensure Safety to Those Displaced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8208&SEO=un-expert-urges-nigeria-to-ensure-safety-to-those-displaced United Nations, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights expert, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary urged the Nigerian government on Monday to ensure the safety of internally displaced persons,following the bombing by mistake of a camp that sheltered displace people. Democratic Korea Condemns US Position http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8206&SEO=democratic-korea-condemns-us-position 19 de enero de 2017, 12:37Pyongyang, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned today the interference of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during his speech at the Davos Forum. Salvadorean Government Thanks Deputies Vote for the 2017 Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8204&SEO=salvadorean-government-thanks-deputies-vote-for-the-2017-budget 19 de enero de 2017, 12:33San Salvador, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Salvadorian government thanked the 49 deputies of the Legislative Assembly who voted Wednesday in favor of the General Budget of the Nation 2017, stressed the Secretary of Communications of the presidency, Eugenio Chicas. Bolivia Doubles Social Projects Investment in 11 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8203&SEO=bolivia-doubles-social-projects-investment-in-11-years La Paz, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government doubled investment in social and productive projects in 11 years and raised it to more than one billion dollars, reported today the director of the National Fund for Social and Productive Investment, Vladimir Sánchez. Europe to Suffer More Terrorist Attacks, says Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8199&SEO=europe-to-suffer-more-terrorist-attacks-says-germany Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Europe in general will be targets of terrorist attacks in the short and medium term, said the president of the German secret services of the interior, Hans-Georg Maassen. Cienaga de Zapata and Everglades National Parks Agreement Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8197&SEO=cienaga-de-zapata-and-everglades-national-parks-agreement-highlighted Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The national parks Cienaga de Zapata (Zapata Swamp) (Cuba) and Everglades (United States) have signed a twinning agreement aimed at achieving better indicators in the environmental management of these protected areas, media reported today. South Korea Seeks Agreement with Central American Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8191&SEO=south-korea-seeks-agreement-with-central-american-bank Seoul, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of South Korea reported today that it is seeking to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) to boost infrastructure''s construction. Trump Phenomenon Expresses Twilight of Neoliberal Globalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8185&SEO=trump-phenomenon-expresses-twilight-of-neoliberal-globalization México, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Trump case is not exclusive of the U.S., but an expression of the twilight of neoliberal globalization, affirmed here the Group New Course of Development of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Bolivia to Augment Gas Supplies to Brazil and Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8183&SEO=bolivia-to-augment-gas-supplies-to-brazil-and-argentina La Paz, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will increase this year the export of natural gas to Brazil and Argentina, the Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy Luis Alberto Sanchez said. Crisis in Developed Economies is Triggered by Inequality, Admits IMF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8182&SEO=crisis-in-developed-economies-is-triggered-by-inequality-admits-imf Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The IMF said at the World Economic Forum that the lack of confidence, work and hope, along with low growth and increased inequality, are today the ingredients for the crisis in developed economies. 5.8 Earthquake Causes Considerable Aftershocks Near Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8156&SEO=5.8-earthquake-causes-considerable-aftershocks-near-santiago-de-cuba 18 de enero de 2017, 13:31Santiago de Cuba, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) About 183 aftershocks in the Pilón-Chivirico area, on the south-eastern coast of Cuba, caused an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude that shook the eastern part of Cuba, official sources noted today. British Court Announces Next Ruling That Can Stop Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8155&SEO=british-court-announces-next-ruling-that-can-stop-brexit 18 de enero de 2017, 13:16London, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The UK Supreme Court announced today that on January 24th it will decide if it requires a parliamentary permission to begin negotiations for the Brtisch separation of the European Union (EU) or Brexit, which can stop the process. Bolivian Government Guarantees Food Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8154&SEO=bolivian-government-guarantees-food-supply 18 de enero de 2017, 13:13La Paz, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Avelino Flores, General Manager of the Food Production Support Enterprise (Emapa), highlighted today investments by the Bolivian government to guarantee food stockpiling and supplies. Japan Wants to Limit Impact of Brexit in Global Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8150&SEO=japan-wants-to-limit-impact-of-brexit-in-global-economy 18 de enero de 2017, 11:58Tokyo, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Japan announced today that it will pressure the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) to limit the impact of Brexit on the global economy. Big Economic Groups Will Promote Hydrogen as Energy Source http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8147&SEO=big-economic-groups-will-promote-hydrogen-as-energy-source 18 de enero de 2017, 11:49Davos, Switzerland, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Big European and Asian groups will unite efforts to promote hydrogen as clean energy source, referred today in the World Economic Forum which sessions until January 20 in this city. Cuban Swine Fever Vaccine Will Shortly Be Marketed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8146&SEO=cuban-swine-fever-vaccine-will-shortly-be-marketed 18 de enero de 2017, 11:45Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientists are completing the clinical trials to launch into market a new vaccine for the control of classical swine fever (CSF), a disease that has been severely affecting pig breeding in the island. French Intellectual Praises Cuban Revolution's Social Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8144&SEO=french-intellectual-praises-cuban-revolutions-social-achievements 18 de enero de 2017, 11:34Paris, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Revolution, led by its leader Fidel Castro, has established a social protection system that has been unanimously considered an example to follow, French intellectual, Salim Lamrani, said in statements released today. Costa Rican President Concludes Working Visit to United Arab Emirates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8142&SEO=costa-rican-president-concludes-working-visit-to-united-arab-emirates 18 de enero de 2017, 11:04San Jose, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican president, Luis Guillermo Solis will meet today with the Emir of Sharhaj, Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, on the final day of his three-day working visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Human Rights Respect at US -Mexico Border to Be Monitored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8141&SEO=human-rights-respect-at-us-mexico-border-to-be-monitored 18 de enero de 2017, 11:01Mexico, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has announced it will strengthen its regional offices located at Mexico''s border with the United States, it was reported today. China Urges Joint Efforts to Build Stable Links With US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8140&SEO=china-urges-joint-efforts-to-build-stable-links-with-us 18 de enero de 2017, 10:57Beijing, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) China urged US for joint efforts to build a lasting,stable and cooperative relation that satisfy the two nations interests and the world,according to the government press. Turkey Bids One of the World's Longest Suspension Bridges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8136&SEO=turkey-bids-one-of-the-worlds-longest-suspension-bridges Ankara, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Transport Minister, Ahmet Arslan, has announced today the bidding for the 1915 Canakkale Bridge, which will be located in the north-west of the country and will be one of the longest suspension bridges in the world when completed. Ecuador Revives Nine Months After Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8127&SEO=ecuador-revives-nine-months-after-earthquake By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Quito, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Nine months after the devastating earthquake that severely damaged the Ecuadorian coast, today the country stands up with an impressive recovery capacity and an economic revival in course. China defends in Davos an Inclusive Economic Globalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8111&SEO=china-defends-in-davos-an-inclusive-economic-globalization 17 de enero de 2017, 16:28Beijing, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President, Xi Jinping, stressed today in Davos, Switzerland, the benefits of incljusive economic globalization to prevent negative results. German Businessmen are seeking to expand their business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8107&SEO=german-businessmen-are-seeking-to-expand-their-business-with-cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 15:48Havana, Jan 17 (PL) Businessmen from the German Federal State of Baden-Wuttemberg started off on negociations in Cuba, in order to identify new business and investment opportunities in this Caribbean Island. Nationalizations in Bolivia Save Millions of Dollars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8104&SEO=nationalizations-in-bolivia-save-millions-of-dollars 17 de enero de 2017, 15:05La Paz, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Nationalization of stocks from 12 foreign firms costed to the Bolivian government 800 million dollars, 76 percent less than the total for the demands of the affected people, said General Prosecutor Hector Arce here Tuesday. US Groups Ask Trump to Continue Normalization With Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8101&SEO=us-groups-ask-trump-to-continue-normalization-with-cuba 17 de enero de 2017, 13:43Washington, 17 Jan (Prensa Latina) Several US organizations sent today a memorandum to President-elect Donald Trump to urge him to continue normalizeng relations with Cuba. CBO Report: Obamacare Repeal Would Lead to 32 Million More Uninsured http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8100&SEO=cbo-report-obamacare-repeal-would-lead-to-32-million-more-uninsured 17 de enero de 2017, 13:24Washington, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The report estimates what would likely happen if the partial repeal bill Republicans passed in 2015, but which was vetoed by President Barack Obama, actually became law without any replacement. Case of Conflict of Interest in Future Trump Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8096&SEO=case-of-conflict-of-interest-in-future-trump-cabinet 17 de enero de 2017, 12:15Washington, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic minority of the US Senate resumed today its claim to investigate Donald Trump''s candidate for Secretary of Health, Tom Price, who promoted legislation that favored him financially. Bolivia: More Than 12,000 Companies Were Created in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8094&SEO=bolivia-more-than-12000-companies-were-created-in-2016 17 de enero de 2017, 11:59La Paz, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The state-run Foundation for Business Development (Fundempresa) has registered the creation of more than 12,000 companies in Bolivia during 2016, reported the local press. Continuation of US Investments in Mexico is Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8092&SEO=continuation-of-us-investments-in-mexico-is-predicted 17 de enero de 2017, 11:54Mexico, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Investments of high-tech manufacturing companies in Mexico are ''long-term and quite robust'', so they should be maintained, according to statements by a business manager published today. German Court Does Not Ban Fascist Party NDP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8091&SEO=german-court-does-not-ban-fascist-party-ndp 17 de enero de 2017, 11:48Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The German neo-fascist National Democratic Party (NDP) will not be prohibited, decided today the Federal Constitutional Court. World Tourism Increased in 2016, Asia Led Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8088&SEO=world-tourism-increased-in-2016-asia-led-growth 17 de enero de 2017, 11:10Madrid, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Arrival of international tourists in 2016 increased by 3.9 percent to one billion 235 million, informed today the World Tourism Organization (WTO). Ecuador Insists on Creating Tax Entity at U.N. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8084&SEO=ecuador-insists-on-creating-tax-entity-at-u.n. 17 de enero de 2017, 10:42Quito, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador insists on creating a tax entity at the U.N. to put an end to tax evasion and havens, based on a report of the Oxfam international organization on the concentration of world wealth. Soya: the Most Important Contribution in Foreign Currency in Paraguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8083&SEO=soya-the-most-important-contribution-in-foreign-currency-in-paraguay 17 de enero de 2017, 10:22Asuncion, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Soya is today the exportable product with the biggest contribution in foreign currency in Paraguay, ahead of electricity and beef. China Rejects Protectionism in Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8082&SEO=china-rejects-protectionism-in-davos Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping has rejected protectionism and supported the free trade agreement, during the opening in this city of the World Economic Forum running until January 20th. Davos Forum Focuses on Propping Up Capitalism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8078&SEO=davos-forum-focuses-on-propping-up-capitalism 17 de enero de 2017, 09:27Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Edition 47 of the Davos Economic Forum, which started today in this Swiss locality, has among its main topics how to revitalize economic growth and prop up capitalism. Venezuela and prices: May God Have Mercy on Us http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8072&SEO=venezuela-and-prices-may-god-have-mercy-on-us By Luis Beaton Caracas, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans do today balancing acts, calculations one after another to put the food necessary on their tables, despite the efforts of the Government to alleviate the crisis. German Economic Institute Looks to Dialogue with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8070&SEO=german-economic-institute-looks-to-dialogue-with-trump Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the German Economic Institute (Ifo), Clemens Fuest, demanded Germans and Europeans to establish dialogue with president elect of the United States, Donald Trump. OPEC Secretary in Venezuela to Evaluate Petroleum Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8054&SEO=opec-secretary-in-venezuela-to-evaluate-petroleum-situation 16 de enero de 2017, 15:21Caracas, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Barkindo, arrived today to Venezuela to evaluate the market oil situation along with the energetic item in the country. Growing Gap between Rich and Poor, According to a Global Report http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8042&SEO=growing-gap-between-rich-and-poor-according-to-a-global-report 16 de enero de 2017, 10:40Davos, Switzerland, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian organization Oxfam publishes today a report warning that the gap between rich and poor is the greatest of all time. China, the Largest Environmentally Friendly Car Stallholder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8034&SEO=china-the-largest-environmentally-friendly-car-stallholder 16 de enero de 2017, 08:37Beijing, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) China is pushing for more production of new energy vehicles to continue as the world''s largest eco-friendly car stallholder, a condition it has maintained since 2015. Bolivia's Large Energy Investment Plan to Be Prioritized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8031&SEO=bolivias-large-energy-investment-plan-to-be-prioritized La Paz, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Government is outlining a large program seeking to define investments in the hydrocarbons field, in an attempt to consolidate the industrialization process and turn the country into the energy heart of South America. China and Vietnam for Sustainable and Stable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8029&SEO=china-and-vietnam-for-sustainable-and-stable-development Beijing, Jan 15 (Xinhua) According to Yu Zhengsheng, top Chinese political advisor, the ties between China and Vietnam are currently in a new stage for a sustainable, healthy and stable development led by presidents of the two countries. China and Vietnam for Widening Political Trust http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8012&SEO=china-and-vietnam-for-widening-political-trust 14 de enero de 2017, 12:10Beijing, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese leaders agreed in a meeting with Nguyen Phu Trong, secretary general of the Vietnamese Communist Party visiting China, to expand political trust and collaboration between both nations. Mexican Teachers Return to Protest the Educational Reform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8006&SEO=mexican-teachers-return-to-protest-the-educational-reform México, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE in Spanish) summoned new mobilizations against the educational reform as of the month of February. 2nd Workshop on Analytic Soil Techniques http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8004&SEO=2nd-workshop-on-analytic-soil-techniques 14 de enero de 2017, 04:00Havana, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Workshop of Analytic Soil Techniques will be held on January 17-18 at the Convention Center wiuth an agenda that includes the homogenization of the methods used in the laboratories, informed today their organizers. Chinese Economy, Important Topic in the Davos Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8003&SEO=chinese-economy-important-topic-in-the-davos-forum 14 de enero de 2017, 02:00By Damy Vales Finland to Host Humanitarian Conference on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7998&SEO=finland-to-host-humanitarian-conference-on-syria United Nations, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The Finnish capital, Helsinki, will host a conference on the humanitarian situation in Syria on 23 and 24 January, a forum to launch a refugee aid plan for 2017 and 2018, confirmed today the UN. Cuba Participates in International Fair of Tourism in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7997&SEO=cuba-participates-in-international-fair-of-tourism-in-vienna 13 de enero de 2017, 17:23Vienna, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba participates in the International Fair of Tourism in Vienna with the presence of specialists from travel agencies, hotel chains and other workers of this field, said today the Cuban Embassy in Austria. Cuba Assesses Its Own Experiences on Cooperatives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7991&SEO=cuba-assesses-its-own-experiences-on-cooperatives 13 de enero de 2017, 15:20Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The increased amount of cooperatives in Cuba totals 397 centers for gastronomy, as well as personal and technical services, included in the updating of the country''s economic and social development model, said sources today. Chilean Customs Seized About 700,000 Fake Toys http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7985&SEO=chilean-customs-seized-about-700000-fake-toys 13 de enero de 2017, 13:32Santiago, Chile, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Over 700,000 fake toys were seized in Pozo Almonte, Tamarugal province, near the port of Iquique, announced the local customs department today. Mexico Bets for Renegotiating NAFTA in Equality with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7983&SEO=mexico-bets-for-renegotiating-nafta-in-equality-with-u.s. 13 de enero de 2017, 13:07México, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, admitted today there is uncertainty in its links with the United States, but advanced they would have to dialogue with the Donald Trump administration. Japan Questions Trump's View on Trade Pacts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7982&SEO=japan-questions-trumps-view-on-trade-pacts 13 de enero de 2017, 13:04Tokyo, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said Tuesday that his country should try to do more to transmit to the next US administration, led by Donald Trump, the reality of its investments and its commercial operations in the United States. Peddlers' Protest Again in Buenos Aires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7981&SEO=peddlers-protest-again-in-buenos-aires 13 de enero de 2017, 13:03Buenos Aires, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Despite the begining of an agreement with the local authorities, peddlers of Once also known as ''manteros''- who are located in Balvanera, were once again, the protagonists of a protest. Turkey Receives Largest Number of Refugees Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7980&SEO=turkey-receives-largest-number-of-refugees-worldwide Ankara, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing, said today in this capital that Turkey is the first country in the world in terms of the number of refugees in its territory. Republican Leader Rules Out Massive Deportations with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7978&SEO=republican-leader-rules-out-massive-deportations-with-trump 13 de enero de 2017, 12:40Washington, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Paul Ryan, the head of the US House of Representatives, ruled out that President-elect Donald Trump would keep his promise to deport 11 million immigrants. Bolivia: More Tanks to Distribute Water in La Paz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7977&SEO=bolivia-more-tanks-to-distribute-water-in-la-paz 13 de enero de 2017, 12:34La Paz, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has facilitated the installation of 192 tanks for the storage of large amounts of water in the 94 districts of the city, with supply disruptions. Canada Will Defend its Principles Despite Trump, Trudeau http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7975&SEO=canada-will-defend-its-principles-despite-trump-trudeau 13 de enero de 2017, 12:26Ottawa, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has ratified the right to equal rights in his government, regardless of the projection of President-elect Donald Trump. Mexican Newspaper Stressed the Decision of Repealing Cuban Policy Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7974&SEO=mexican-newspaper-stressed-the-decision-of-repealing-cuban-policy-law 13 de enero de 2017, 12:23Mexico, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The decision of the president of the United States, Barack Obama, of putting an end to the special Immigration policy for Cubans, known as ''wet foot, dry foot'', was stressed today by the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. El Salvador: Investigation Asked for Recipients of Taiwanese Funds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7973&SEO=el-salvador-investigation-asked-for-recipients-of-taiwanese-funds San Salvador, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran social organizations today demanded that the Attorney General''s Office to investigate beneficiaries of funds donated by Taiwan for the victims of the 2001 earthquakes that never reached their recipients. Adventure Tourism Developed in Cuba through the Canopy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7972&SEO=adventure-tourism-developed-in-cuba-through-the-canopy 13 de enero de 2017, 12:18By Roberto F. Campos Roads are Closed to the Concertation in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7970&SEO=roads-are-closed-to-the-concertation-in-venezuela 13 de enero de 2017, 12:16Caracas, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The roads to concertation between government and opposition in Venezuela are blocked, at least now, when a new round of talks should begin in this capital today. Fuel Hike Could Cause Social Crisis in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7962&SEO=fuel-hike-could-cause-social-crisis-in-mexico Mexico, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Mexico could suffer a social crisis if the government insists on its economic policy and in fuel hike, the National Union of Workers (UNT), which today agglutinates several trade unions in the country, warned. Xi Jinping Defends China's Economic Perspectives in Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7958&SEO=xi-jinping-defends-chinas-economic-perspectives-in-davos Beijing, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Many looks are centered in China on president Xi Jinping who will attend the Davos Forum where he will defend the economic perspectives and the stand of this nation before the present world difficulties. Uruguayan Gov't Increases Minimum Salary in 10 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7952&SEO=uruguayan-govt-increases-minimum-salary-in-10-percent 12 de enero de 2017, 17:09Montevideo, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The government of Uruguay increased the national minimum wage by 10 percent to put it this January in 427 dollars at the current exchange, an official source said today. Oil Producing Countries Confirm Cuts to Stimulate Oil Prices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7938&SEO=oil-producing-countries-confirm-cuts-to-stimulate-oil-prices 12 de enero de 2017, 15:14Abu Dabi, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil producing countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Russia confirmed their decision to cut their respective crude oil production in their countries, to fulfill the international pact to stimulate the prices of oil in the planet. Mexican Peso Loses Ground While Trump Struggle Grows http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7927&SEO=mexican-peso-loses-ground-while-trump-struggle-grows México, Jan12 (Prensa Latina) The rift Donald Trump-México is framed in the wall that the next President of the United States wants to lift and charge on this country, whose national currency is until now the main victim of the wrong. Experts Predict Complex China's Foreign Trade in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7922&SEO=experts-predict-complex-chinas-foreign-trade-in-2017 12 de enero de 2017, 10:01Beijing Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts today predict that the country''s foreign trade situation will continue to be complicated in 2017 due to growing protectionism and weak external demand. FAO: Food Prices Fall for the Fifth Consecutive Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7920&SEO=fao-food-prices-fall-for-the-fifth-consecutive-year Rome, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Prices of the main staple foods fell 1.5 percent in 2016, compared to the previous year, bullish behavior for the fifth consecutive year, FAO said today. Republic of Congo Plans Special Economic Zone with Chinese Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7913&SEO=republic-of-congo-plans-special-economic-zone-with-chinese-aid Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi assured his country will aid the Republic of Congo build a Special Economic Zone in the port city of Pointe Noire, announced the government. Increased Number of US Visitors to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7896&SEO=increased-number-of-us-visitors-to-cuba 11 de enero de 2017, 14:33Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) U.S. arrivals to Cuba grew by 74 percent from 2015 to 2016, with an additional 284,937 visitors last year, according to a senior Foreign Ministry official. Cuba Expresses Condolences for the Death of Mário Soares http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7895&SEO=cuba-expresses-condolences-for-the-death-of-mario-soares 11 de enero de 2017, 13:34Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, expressed today the sorrow of the Cuban people and government over the death of the former president of Portugal Mário Soares. Cuba Sends Condolences Due to Death of Former Iranian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7893&SEO=cuba-sends-condolences-due-to-death-of-former-iranian-president 11 de enero de 2017, 12:22Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas conveyed today the condolences of the Cuban government and people on the occasion of the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi, one of the main figures of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Mexico Ready to Receive Thousands of Deportees from US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7892&SEO=mexico-ready-to-receive-thousands-of-deportees-from-us 11 de enero de 2017, 11:46Mexico, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government has capacity today to take back up to 600,000 illegal migrants who can be deported from the United States, according to the Secretariat of the Interior (SEGOB). US Religious People Plead for End of Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7890&SEO=us-religious-people-plead-for-end-of-blockade-on-cuba Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) John McCoollogh, Church World Service CEO, has reiterated the need to put an end to the economic, financial and trade blockade imposed by the White House on Cuba more than 50 years ago. Trump Generates Negative Environment, says OCED Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7887&SEO=trump-generates-negative-environment-says-oced-secretary-general Mexico, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of Donald Trump to the White House generates today nervousness and a negative environment, asserted the Secretary General of the Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development (OCED, Jose Angel Gurría. Recovery of British Industrial Production Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7882&SEO=recovery-of-british-industrial-production-announced 11 de enero de 2017, 09:30London, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Official data published today say that British industrial production recovered in November boosted by the oil and gas sectors. Increased Gap between Rich and Poor in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7873&SEO=increased-gap-between-rich-and-poor-in-panama Panama, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The unequal distribution of wealth increased in Panama, indicates a recent report issued by the ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) in December 2016, quoted today by the local media. Davos Forum Plans to Examine Discontent Over Globalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7872&SEO=davos-forum-plans-to-examine-discontent-over-globalization 11 de enero de 2017, 00:16 Geneva, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, plans to examine THE growing discontent over globalization, one of the organizers of the event, German Klaus Schwab, confirmed today. Iraq Backs up OPEC Oil Deal to Boost Prices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7866&SEO=iraq-backs-up-opec-oil-deal-to-boost-prices 10 de enero de 2017, 17:51Baghdad, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Iraq cut its crude oil production by 160,000 barrels a day since early January by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) pact to boost fuel prices, it said today. Chilean Food Consortium Faces Losses Due to Avian Influenza http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7865&SEO=chilean-food-consortium-faces-losses-due-to-avian-influenza 10 de enero de 2017, 17:49Santiago, Chile, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Chile''s food consortium Agrosuper estimated at $ 6.5 million USD the losses resulting from the slaughter of turkeys after the outbreak of avian influenza detected the previous week, official sources stated. First Syrian Export Trade Show Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7854&SEO=first-syrian-export-trade-show-concludes 10 de enero de 2017, 12:49Damascus, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The first Syrian Export Fair closed today after three days of exhibition and signed contracts. Protests Over Gasoline Tax Continue in Several Mexican States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7853&SEO=protests-over-gasoline-tax-continue-in-several-mexican-states 10 de enero de 2017, 12:22Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of members of social organizations, agricultural producers and citizens in general have taken to the streets in the cities of at least 13 Mexican states, to show their disapproval of the so-called ''gasoline tax'', according to today''s reports. Mexican Mayan Peasants to Exchange Experiences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7852&SEO=mexican-mayan-peasants-to-exchange-experiences-in-cuba 10 de enero de 2017, 12:13Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) A group of Mexican Mayan peasants have come to Cuba today to exchange agro-ecological practices, according to a statement by Aleira Lara, head of the Greenpeace Agriculture Campaign. China Highlights Importance for Uruguay and Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7851&SEO=china-highlights-importance-for-uruguay-and-latin-america Beijing, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the House of Representatives of Uruguay, Gerardo Amarilla, visiting here today, has highlighted the importance China has for his country, which is the main trade partner, and for Latin America in general. Nicaragua Can Always Count on Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7849&SEO=nicaragua-can-always-count-on-cuba-miguel-diaz-canel-says Managua, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice-President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has ratified here today that Nicaragua can always count on the unconditional support, friendship, solidarity and cooperation of the Cuban people, government and revolution. Prime Minister Modi Presents Economic Advantages of India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7847&SEO=prime-minister-modi-presents-economic-advantages-of-india 10 de enero de 2017, 11:39New Delhi, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated today the eighth edition of the Global Vibrant Gujarat Summit, which opened its doors in that western state with the presence of numerous foreign personalities. Venezuela Starts the Road to Economic Recovery, Says Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7844&SEO=venezuela-starts-the-road-to-economic-recovery-says-minister 10 de enero de 2017, 11:10Caracas, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Economy and Finance, Ramon Lobo, considered today that Venezuela starts in 2017 the path of economic recovery, driven by the protectionist and socialist character measures adopted by President Nicolás Maduro. Mexican Employers Disapprove Agreement Announced by Peña Nieto http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7843&SEO=mexican-employers-disapprove-agreement-announced-by-pena-nieto Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Confederation of Employers of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) today refused to join the Agreement for the Economic Strengthening and Protection of the Family Economy announced by President Enrique Peña Nieto. Macri Announces Gas Agreements to Boost Vaca Muerta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7841&SEO=macri-announces-gas-agreements-to-boost-vaca-muerta Buenos Aires, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced today an agreement with oil companies and some unions to boost the production of unconventional gas at the Vaca Muerta field. Vietnam's Coffee Exports Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7821&SEO=vietnams-coffee-exports-increase Hanoi, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese coffee exports for 2016 were valued at 3,360 million dollars, 25.6 percent more than 2015, official figures released today indicate. Trump Considered a Threat to the Mexican Automotive Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7816&SEO=trump-considered-a-threat-to-the-mexican-automotive-industry Mexico, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The presidency of Donald Trump in the United States will be a threat to the Mexican auto industry, local sources say here today. Syria and Iraq Call for Expanding Trade Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7814&SEO=syria-and-iraq-call-for-expanding-trade-development 09 de enero de 2017, 10:05Damascus, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Representations of Syria and Iraq have called for all possible difficulties and for expanding and developing trade and economic relations. Argentineans Start the Week with Another Tariffs Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7810&SEO=argentineans-start-the-week-with-another-tariffs-increase Buenos Aires, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Argentines will enter this second week of 2017 with another tariff increase when the price of fuel rises between today and tomorrow. Angola Reduces Oil Production to Meet OPEC Cut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7799&SEO=angola-reduces-oil-production-to-meet-opec-cut Luanda, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Angola will produce 1.673 million barrels of crude oil a day to meet the cut approved by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase prices. Lucapa States Angolan Diamonds were the Most Valuable in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7787&SEO=lucapa-states-angolan-diamonds-were-the-most-valuable-in-2016 Luanda, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Australian diamond company Lucapa announced that Angolan diamonds were in 2016 the most valuable in the world with an average price of 2,983 dollars a carat, stressed the media today. New York Times-- The Most Attractive Caribbean Destinations in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7758&SEO=new-york-times-the-most-attractive-caribbean-destinations-in-2017 06 de enero de 2017, 12:44Washington, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The New York Times includes three Caribbean tourist destinations in Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Belize among the 52 best places to visit in 2017. China Reiterates Importance of Stable Links With US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7757&SEO=china-reiterates-importance-of-stable-links-with-us Beijing, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today reiterated the importance that China and the United States maintain stable relations, an idea supported by the international community. Austrian Former President Calls for Closer Links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7756&SEO=austrian-former-president-calls-for-closer-links-with-cuba Vienna, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Former President Heinz Fischer has stated that he is in favor of improving relations between his country and Cuba, the Cuban embassy in Vienna reports today. Casa Dranguet House in Santiago de Cuba Launches Website http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7755&SEO=casa-dranguet-house-in-santiago-de-cuba-launches-website 06 de enero de 2017, 12:12Santiago de Cuba, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Casa Dranguet, the Center for Interpretation and Dissemination of the Cultural Heritage of Coffee, will today publish an official blog as a way of promoting the knowledge of coffee, which recognized by UNESCO. More Than 500,000 Immigrants Arrived in Europe in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7754&SEO=more-than-500000-immigrants-arrived-in-europe-in-2016 06 de enero de 2017, 11:55Brussels, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 503,700 immigrants arrived in Europe in 2016, a 72 percent increase on the previous year, according to a report by the Frontex Regional Agency for Border and Coastal Protection. Colombia: FARC-EP Guerilla Moves to Temporary Camps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7753&SEO=colombia-farc-ep-guerilla-moves-to-temporary-camps 06 de enero de 2017, 11:54 Bogota, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Starting today, members of the FARC-EP will begin arriving in transit zones, where they will leave their weapons before moving to transition camps, Colombian media has reported today. Peña Nieto Invokes National Unity to Face 2017 Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7750&SEO=pena-nieto-invokes-national-unity-to-face-2017-challenges Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto asked for national unity in order to face what he described as a year of important challenges for Mexico, the government and society. Russia Reacts to US Accusations Against Its Media http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7744&SEO=russia-reacts-to-us-accusations-against-its-media Moscow, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia Today (RT) has criticized US intelligence chief James Clepper''s for his accusation that Russia has disrespected the US political system. Private Entrepreneurs Recognize Bolivia's Economic Strength http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7743&SEO=private-entrepreneurs-recognize-bolivias-economic-strength 06 de enero de 2017, 09:59La Paz, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Confederation of Private Employers of Bolivia, Ronald Nostas, acknowledged the good condition of the national economy, with the highest growth in the region. Gap Between Rich and Poor Widens in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7742&SEO=gap-between-rich-and-poor-widens-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The gap between rich and poor people in Argentina widened considerably, rising 2.4 times between the second and third quarters of 2016. Cuban: Sugarcane Harvest Can Improve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7741&SEO=cuban-sugarcane-harvest-can-improve Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The 2016/17 Cuban Sugarcane harvest, which has enough raw material, better equipment, preparation and achieves an industrial performance of eight percent higher than planned, can produce more sugar, according to an official source. US Airline Alaska Flights to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7739&SEO=us-airline-alaska-flights-to-cuba Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The American company Alaska Air Group began commercial flights to Cuba with the transfer of about 170 passengers from Los Angeles to this capital. Mexico: Political Parties Call to Protest against New Gasoline Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7737&SEO=mexico-political-parties-call-to-protest-against-new-gasoline-price Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Mexican Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) in Mexico, Alejandra Barrales, announced that a national mobilization will be held on January 15th against the increase in the price of gasoline currently causing dissatisfaction in the country. Mexico: Political Parties Call to Protest against New Gasoline Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7738&SEO=mexico-political-parties-call-to-protest-against-new-gasoline-price 06 de enero de 2017, 08:16Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Mexican Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) in Mexico, Alejandra Barrales, announced that a national mobilization will be held on January 15th against the increase in the price of gasoline currently causing dissatisfaction in the country. FitCuba 2017 to be held in Holguin Germany is Guest of Honor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7736&SEO=fitcuba-2017-to-be-held-in-holguin-germany-is-guest-of-honor Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair (FitCuba 2017) will be held in the province of Holguin with Germany as the guest of honor, according to the Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero. Cuba to Export Vegetal Carbon to the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7722&SEO=cuba-to-export-vegetal-carbon-to-the-us Havana, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban enterprise CUBAEXPORT signed an international selling-buying contract with US company Coabana Trading Llc, for the export of handicraft vegetal carbon made from marabu plants, starting this month. Changes in Venezuelan Cabinet to Advance in Socialism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7714&SEO=changes-in-venezuelan-cabinet-to-advance-in-socialism Caracas, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The recent reestructuring of the executive cabinet of Venezuela points to strengthen the socialist model in the country in 2017 and 2018, affirmed today the permanent president of the PSUV, Eduardo Piñate. Turkey Denounces EU's Double Standards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7710&SEO=turkey-denounces-eus-double-standards 05 de enero de 2017, 11:32Ankara, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu said today that his country did not want tense relations with any country or institution but that he believed that the EU was applying double standards and was arrogant. Russia Could Stop Sending Gas to Europe Through Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7708&SEO=russia-could-stop-sending-gas-to-europe-through-ukraine 05 de enero de 2017, 11:18Kiev, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Ukrainian company Naftagaz, Andrei Kobaliov, warned today of the possibility for his country to lose the transit status for Russian gas sent to Europe. Colombia: Former President Criticizes Trump's Threatening Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7707&SEO=colombia-former-president-criticizes-trumps-threatening-policies Bogota, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Former Colombian President Ernesto Samper said today that the protectionism proclaimed by US President-elect Donald Trump represents a threat to Latin America. Frente Amplio Assures Uruguay Changes Despite Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7703&SEO=frente-amplio-assures-uruguay-changes-despite-challenges Montevideo, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay''s Frente Amplio (FA) makes a polítical, economic and social balance of its work during 2016 and asserts that today as a political force it is deeply changing the country despite the challenges. Nicaragua Makes Million Dollar Investment in Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7693&SEO=nicaragua-makes-million-dollar-investment-in-energy Managua, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua plans to invest between 600 and 700 million dollars in the energy sector this year, to improve the service to the population and promote sustainable development, official sources reported on Wednesday. Oil Prices Increase Close to 2 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7690&SEO=oil-prices-increase-close-to-2-percent 04 de enero de 2017, 17:47London, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) International oil markets closed with an increase of close to 2 percent on Wednesday, due to an agreement between the largest oil producers to cut global crude oil supply. Financial War against Venezuela Leaves Significant Losses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7682&SEO=financial-war-against-venezuela-leaves-significant-losses 04 de enero de 2017, 16:42Caracas, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) As a result of the economic war staged against the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela from the United States, the country lost more than $6 million USD last year, said the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) today. Minimum Wage to Reduce Poverty in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7678&SEO=minimum-wage-to-reduce-poverty-in-el-salvador 04 de enero de 2017, 15:09San Salvador, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) An increase of the minimum salary in El Salvador will have positive effects such as: poverty reduction, an increase in consumption and economic growth, according to an analysis by the Central Bank released on Wednesday. European Commission Sorry for Resignation British Ambassador to EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7675&SEO=european-commission-sorry-for-resignation-british-ambassador-to-eu 04 de enero de 2017, 12:46Brussels, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) lamented today the resignation of British ambassador to the European Union (EU), Ivan Rogers and highlighted his professionalism and knowledge of community affairs. Uruguay to Receive Free Military Assistance From China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7672&SEO=uruguay-to-receive-free-military-assistance-from-china 04 de enero de 2017, 12:19Montevideo, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay will receive US $ 2.5 million in free military assistance from China this month, an official source announced today. Haitian Personalities Congratulate Newly Elected Presidente http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7669&SEO=haitian-personalities-congratulate-newly-elected-presidente 04 de enero de 2017, 11:48Port-au-Prince, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Several Haitian personalities expressed publicly today their congratulations and recognition to President-elect Jovenel Moise of the Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK). China Supports Philippines Rotatory Presidency of ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7666&SEO=china-supports-philippines-rotatory-presidency-of-asean Beijing, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) China backed today the Philippines'' rotating presidency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2017 and advocated that it drive relations within the group to a new level. Businesspeople Lose Confidence to Invest in Mexico, says Survey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7659&SEO=businesspeople-lose-confidence-to-invest-in-mexico-says-survey 04 de enero de 2017, 10:06Mexico, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Confidence of businesspeople to invest continued collapsing in December for the seventh consecutive month, due to greater pesimism regarding the present and future economic situation in Mexico, revealed today the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). Indian Cabinet Approves Agreement with Uruguay on Customs Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7654&SEO=indian-cabinet-approves-agreement-with-uruguay-on-customs-issues New Delhi, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Council of Ministers today approved an agreement between India and Uruguay on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs issues. Panamanian Banks will Face Glim Outlook in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7653&SEO=panamanian-banks-will-face-glim-outlook-in-2017 04 de enero de 2017, 01:35 Panama City, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian bank system will face a glim 2017, according to the most recent report by the risk assessment company Fitch Ratings (FR), entitled Perspectiva-2017 (Prospects-2017) and published in this capital. President Ratifies Prediction of Economic Recovery in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7651&SEO=president-ratifies-prediction-of-economic-recovery-in-ecuador Quito, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa assessed the country''s economy in 2016, based on which he predicted a prosperous 2017 regarding finances. Venezuela Resumes Sale of Gasoline at Colombian Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7643&SEO=venezuela-resumes-sale-of-gasoline-at-colombian-border 03 de enero de 2017, 12:23Caracas Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) The state-owned company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., today (PDVSA) confirmed that the sale of gasoline at the country''s border with Colombia has now re-started Oil Prices Reach 18-Month High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7641&SEO=oil-prices-reach-18-month-high London, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have risen sharply today reaching an 18-month high fueled in part by expectations that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major producers will abide by an agreement to curb output in order to stabilize the market in 2017. Terrorists Cut Electricity in Syrian Province of Quneitra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7632&SEO=terrorists-cut-electricity-in-syrian-province-of-quneitra 02 de enero de 2017, 11:20Damascus, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the terrorist group Front for the Conquest of the Levant, formerly Al Nusra, sabotaged today the electrical system in the southern Syrian province of Quneitra, about 70 kilometers southwest of Damascus. Central Peasant to Boost Campaign Against Fuel Prices in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7629&SEO=central-peasant-to-boost-campaign-against-fuel-prices-in-mexico Mexico, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) The Central of Peasant and Popular Organizations (Cocyp) of Mexico will promote a campaign for the annulment of free trade agreements and against the increase of fuel prices, met here today. Indian President Congratulates Cuba on Anniversary of Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7628&SEO=indian-president-congratulates-cuba-on-anniversary-of-revolution New Delhi, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) President of India Pranab Mukherjee congratulated Cuba on occasion of the 58th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution. Catoca Assumes Challenge of Doubling Diamond Extraction in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7624&SEO=catoca-assumes-challenge-of-doubling-diamond-extraction-in-angola Luanda, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mining Company of Catoca (SMC), the fourth largest diamond company in the world, expects today a smart and rigorous management to double this year''s production in Angola. China Launches First Freight Train to London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7615&SEO=china-launches-first-freight-train-to-london Beijing, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) China launched its first freight train to London, the China Railway Corporation said. China Urges BRICS Members to Strengthen Association http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7602&SEO=china-urges-brics-members-to-strengthen-association 01 de enero de 2017, 11:42Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping urged members of the BRICS Group (Brazil, Russia, India,, China and South Africa) to work to reinforce their association for a better future for the group. Cuba 2016: Economic Austerity Without Shock Therapy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7598&SEO=cuba-2016-economic-austerity-without-shock-therapy By María Julia Mayoral Havana, Jan 1 (PL) Cuba concluded 2016 with a negative growth rate of 0,9 percent due to limitations in fuel supplies and financial tensions aggravated in the second half of the year, however austerity did not convey social expense cuts. Cuba's Hotel Nacional Turns 86 with Highest Revenues Ever http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7594&SEO=cubas-hotel-nacional-turns-86-with-highest-revenues-ever Havana,(Prensa Latina) Emblematic Hotel Nacional of Cuba arrived the year that ended to its 86th birthday with the best economic results and the permanent objective of assuring a specialized attention to visitors. Oil Ends 2016 Up, Market Expects Start of Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7592&SEO=oil-ends-2016-up-market-expects-start-of-agreement London, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices ended 2016 higher amid rising market expectations due to the closeness of the date set for the entry into force of the agreement between producers in order to reduce supply. Bolivia: Vice President Predicts Greater Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7591&SEO=bolivia-vice-president-predicts-greater-economic-growth-in-2017 La Paz, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera predicted that 2017 will be a better year for the national economy, thanks to rising oil and gas prices and mining exports. Four Million Arrivals, New Record for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7583&SEO=four-million-arrivals-new-record-for-cuba Havana, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has welcome 4 million tourist arrivals before closing 2016, a whole new record for its pleasure industry that implies a necessary boost to its economy. Increase Public Transport Prices in Mexico City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7579&SEO=increase-public-transport-prices-in-mexico-city Mexico, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The public transportation service rates in this capital will increase as of January in response to the federal executive''s decision to raise the automotive fuels, it was announced today. More than 300 Brazilian Agencies Suitable to Serve Chinese Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7569&SEO=more-than-300-brazilian-agencies-suitable-to-serve-chinese-tourists 30 de diciembre de 2016, 15:44Brasilia, Dec 30 (PL) The number of Brazilian travel agencies declared fit to cater Chinese tourists next year increased up to five percent from 2015 and reached 316, confirmed today the Ministry of Tourism. Syrian President Interview with Italian TV Channel Released http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7553&SEO=syrian-president-interview-with-italian-tv-channel-released Damascus, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad in an interview released today said, ''We cannot yet speak of the end of the war; it will end when all the terrorists are eliminated, and unfortunately they are still receive support from several countries.'' Angolan Population Increases Almost a Million Per Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7552&SEO=angolan-population-increases-almost-a-million-per-year Luanda, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan population will reach 28.3 million in 2017 having grown by almost a million per year since 2014, the date of the most recent census. Chinese North and Center Welcome 2017 Covered by Smog http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7551&SEO=chinese-north-and-center-welcome-2017-covered-by-smog Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) China''s northern cities: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Henan as well as cities in the center of the country are covered today by smog. Venezuela to Boost Social Welfare in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7547&SEO=venezuela-to-boost-social-welfare-in-2017 Caracas, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will expand the Barrio Adentro program which currently operates in eight states, to cover the whole country in the first half of next year. Bolivia Invests 632 Million Dollars in Clean Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7545&SEO=bolivia-invests-632-million-dollars-in-clean-water La Paz, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) From 2011 to date, the Bolivian government has invested 632 million dollars in the implementation of the Mi Agua (My Water) and Mi Riego (My Irrigation) programs, according to a report released today. Adventure Tourism Promoted in Cuban Patrimonial Valley http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7537&SEO=adventure-tourism-promoted-in-cuban-patrimonial-valley 29 de diciembre de 2016, 15:48Trinidad, Cuba, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) A place called Valle de los Ingenios, in Trinidad, central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, regarded as Mankind''s Cultural Heritage since 1988, was chosen as first canopy station to widen adventure tourism in the center of the island of Cuba. Poll Shows Most Europeans still Support the EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7534&SEO=poll-shows-most-europeans-still-support-the-eu Brna, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) still counts with the support of most Europeans, in spite of the problems it now faces and the British decision to leave the organization, said a poll made here by the Gallup International Association and the World Independent Net for Marketing Studies (WIN). China's Unmanned Submersibles Descend 10,000 Metres Underwater http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7523&SEO=chinas-unmanned-submersibles-descend-10000-metres-underwater 29 de diciembre de 2016, 10:52Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Three Chinese unmanned deep-sea devices descended over 10,000 metres underwater and successfully completed sea tests in the Pacific Ocean marking a major step in the country''s deep-sea research, researchers said. China Challenges US Inclusion of Chinese Companies in Black List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7521&SEO=china-challenges-us-inclusion-of-chinese-companies-in-black-list Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of Commerce said today that the USA blacklist that includes Chinese companies is irresponsible and non-objective. Brazilian Government Invests Millions in Building Prisons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7520&SEO=brazilian-government-invests-millions-in-building-prisons Brasilia, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government is investing 1,200 billion reais (365 million dollars) in the construction of prisons and the modernization of the penal system, said presidential spokesman Alexandre Parola. Venezuela to Modernize Even More its Armed Forces in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7513&SEO=venezuela-to-modernize-even-more-its-armed-forces-in-2017 29 de diciembre de 2016, 08:16Caracas, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) In 2017, the Venezuelan government plans to continue modernizing its Armed Forces to be military adapted to today''s societies. Over 13 Million New Jobs Created in China This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7510&SEO=over-13-million-new-jobs-created-in-china-this-year 29 de diciembre de 2016, 07:32Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) China created more than 13 million new jobs this year as part of the efforts to stabilize a slowing economy,according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. U.S. Economic Growth Boosts Value of the Dollar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7494&SEO=u.s.-economic-growth-boosts-value-of-the-dollar 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:45London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. dollar maintained today an upward trend stimulated by its economic growth perspectives, the rise in interest rates and inflation, factors that made the euro and the pound suffer a setback. Chilean Central Bank Keeps Same Interest Rate, but Without Unanimity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7491&SEO=chilean-central-bank-keeps-same-interest-rate-but-without-unanimity 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:19Santiago de Chile, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Chile decided today to leave its referent interest rate in December, but there was no unanimity behind that option. China Calls the US to Stop Meddling in Taiwan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7485&SEO=china-calls-the-us-to-stop-meddling-in-taiwan 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:21Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) A spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of China, An Fengshan, reiterated to Washington today that the Taiwan issue is a internal matter of this nation. Oil Prices Rise for Fourth Consecutive Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7484&SEO=oil-prices-rise-for-fourth-consecutive-day 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:19London, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today, for the fourth consecutive session, as the market expects an agreement between producers to reduce offer. Argentinean Economy Failing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7480&SEO=argentinean-economy-failing 28 de diciembre de 2016, 11:07Buenos Aires, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean economy has continued its downfall, and in October last it dropped 4.7%, the National Statistics and Census Institute (Indec, in Spanish) has reported today. Evan McMullin Calls on Republicans to Fight Racism in the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7479&SEO=evan-mcmullin-calls-on-republicans-to-fight-racism-in-the-us 28 de diciembre de 2016, 10:44Washington, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin said here that the US Republican Party needs new leadership to resolve its struggles against racism. Literacy Campaign Makes Progress in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7478&SEO=literacy-campaign-makes-progress-in-el-salvador 28 de diciembre de 2016, 10:39San Salvador, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Education authorities in El Salvador declared 18 municipalities Free of Illiteracy in 2016, with which already amounted to 67 in that condition and more than 30,000 people benefited. India Arrests Smugglers With More Than 70 Poisonous Snakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7472&SEO=india-arrests-smugglers-with-more-than-70-poisonous-snakes 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:43New Delhi, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Police in the western Indian state of Maharashtra arrested two smugglers hiding more than 70 poisonous snakes in boxes to extract their poison and sell it, NDTV reported. Longest East-West High-Speed Railroad Operating in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7471&SEO=longest-east-west-high-speed-railroad-operating-in-china 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:41Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) China inaugurated today one of the longest high-speed railways in the world, that will link the prosperous east coast with the least developed region in the southwest. China Launches High Resolution Remote Sensing Satellites http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7470&SEO=china-launches-high-resolution-remote-sensing-satellites 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:40Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) China launched a pair of 0.5-meter high-resolution remote sensing satellites from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province today. Syria Takes Measures to Face Drinking Water Shortage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7469&SEO=syria-takes-measures-to-face-drinking-water-shortage 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:24Damascus, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government took today emergency measures in response to the shortage of drinking water due to the terrorist sabotage of the sources of supply in the Ein Fijeh area, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. Cuban Government Expects Economic Growth by 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7466&SEO=cuban-government-expects-economic-growth-by-2017 28 de diciembre de 2016, 09:18Havana, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba must face financial tensions and challenges for the coming 2017, and even so, an upward path is expected for the national economy, predicted President Raul Castro. China is Interested in Increasing Military Ties with Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7465&SEO=china-is-interested-in-increasing-military-ties-with-bolivia Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina)Chinese National Defense Minister Chang Wanquan expressed China''s interest in increasing military links with Bolivia to a new level, the government reports today. Despite Economic Challenge, Cuba Ensures Human Development Plans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7464&SEO=despite-economic-challenge-cuba-ensures-human-development-plans Havana, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Despite ongoing economic challenges, Cuba is assigning 51% of the current outlays of its 2017 Budget to health, education and social welfare. Cuban Economy Will Grow 2% in 2017, Predicts the President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7463&SEO=cuban-economy-will-grow-2-in-2017-predicts-the-president Havana, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban economy is closing 2016 with a 0.9% decline of its Gross Domestic Product; however, despite ongoing challenges it will grow 2% in 2017, President Raul Castro predicted. Bolivia Expects to Close 2016 with a GDP Over 4.2 percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7460&SEO=bolivia-expects-to-close-2016-with-a-gdp-over-4.2-percent La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia plans to close this year with a growth of at least 4.2 percent and inflation below four, Economy Minister Luis Arce informed. Prices of Oil Ratify Increasing Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7459&SEO=prices-of-oil-ratify-increasing-trend New York, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The prices for the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent oil types kept their increasing trend in their respective prices in the last weeks, closing in New York and London with earnings of 88 and 90 cents respectively. Cuban President Warns over Challenges for National Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7458&SEO=cuban-president-warns-over-challenges-for-national-economy Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro has warned today that the country will continue to face economic and financial challenges in 2017, though he predicted an ascending trend for the Cuban economy. Cuba Plans Greater Budget Incomes in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7447&SEO=cuba-plans-greater-budget-incomes-in-2017 Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba plans an increase of 3 percent of the incomes to the Cuban state budget, up to 52.357 billion Cuban pesos (more than 52 billion dollars), as announced in a session of the Parliament headed by President Raul Castro. Cuba Foresees a GDP Raise of 2 percent for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7445&SEO=cuba-foresees-a-gdp-raise-of-2-percent-for-2017 Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is projecting a two percent increase in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2017, after ending 2016 with a decrease of 0.9 percent, informed today the Vice-President of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas. Cuba: More Budget Revenues in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7441&SEO=cuba-more-budget-revenues-in-2017 Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba expects in 2017 an increase of three percent in its net income to the State Budget until 52 billion 357 million pesos, it was announced at the ordinary session of the parliament chaired by President Raul Castro. Cuban Beaches Benefitted with More Sand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7439&SEO=cuban-beaches-benefitted-with-more-sand Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The rehabilitation of beaches with sand recovering makes it possible for tourist destination of Jardines del Rey (King''s Gardens) to offer today a higher quality product, according to market demand. China Defines Conditions of Environmental Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7430&SEO=china-defines-conditions-of-environmental-crimes Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme People''s Court (TPS) and the Supreme People''s Procuratorate (FPS) have defined 18 types of ''serious environmental pollution'' , which will be considered crimes against the environment, according to the highest judicial Chinese bodies. Petition Signed by 200,000 Calls for IMF Director to be Punished http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7429&SEO=petition-signed-by-200000-calls-for-imf-director-to-be-punished Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling for a sentence to be imposed against Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Philippines Authorities Assess Typhoon Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7427&SEO=philippines-authorities-assess-typhoon-damage Manila, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities are assessing the damage caused by typhoon Nock-Ten, which has led to at least six deaths and 18 missing, as well as forcing the evacuation of 429,000 people. Vietnam and China Explore Ways to Promote Economic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7425&SEO=vietnam-and-china-explore-ways-to-promote-economic-cooperation Hanoi, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and China are exploring ways to promote bilateral economic cooperation, including in trade and investments, during a two-day seminar which began in Vietnam today. Angola Closes 2016 Leading Oil Production in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7424&SEO=angola-closes-2016-leading-oil-production-in-africa Luanda, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Angola will close 2016 as the lead oil producer in Africa, having surpassed Nigeria by reaching a daily average of 1.7 million barrels. French Ministry Calls to Step Up Precautions Against Flu Epidemic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7423&SEO=french-ministry-calls-to-step-up-precautions-against-flu-epidemic Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The French Health Ministry has called on the population to step up precautions and preventive measures to counteract the spread of seasonal flu, which is a characteristic of the winter season. Persistent Signals of Weakness in Labor Sector Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7420&SEO=persistent-signals-of-weakness-in-labor-sector-worldwide Geneva, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The labor sector, one of the three most hit since the outburst of the 2008 economic crisis, keeps on showing signs of weakness at present. Argentinean Minister of Finance Prat-Gay Resigns his Post http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7399&SEO=argentinean-minister-of-finance-prat-gay-resigns-his-post Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Minister of Treasury and Finance, Alfonso Prat-Gay, resigned his post today and that Ministry will be divided in two, confirmed the head of the Cabinet, Marco Peña. 300 Evacuated in Buenos Aires Due to Heavy Rains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7389&SEO=300-evacuated-in-buenos-aires-due-to-heavy-rains Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains in the last hours has lead to more than 300 people being evacuated in Pergamino, in the north of Buenos Aires, due to the overflow of a river. Egyptian Government to Solve Shortage of Medicines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7388&SEO=egyptian-government-to-solve-shortage-of-medicines Cairo, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian government plans to end the current shortage of medicines that is affecting the country through a plan already agreed with international suppliers. Venezuelan Government Insists on Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7384&SEO=venezuelan-government-insists-on-dialogue Caracas, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro''s attempts to initiate a dialogue with the opposition have been rejected, according to a government source quoted by the media today. China-Laos Railway Construction Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7381&SEO=china-laos-railway-construction-begins Vientiane, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The railroad construction project, China-Laos, was officially launched today in a ceremony held in the northern city of Luang Prabang in Laos, according to media reports. Argentina: Fuel Prices Increase in the First Month of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7367&SEO=argentina-fuel-prices-increase-in-the-first-month-of-2017 Buenos Aires, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The increase in the price of fuel in Argentina by up to eight percent will arrive in the first week of 2017, according to the Secretary of the Chamber of Fuel Merchants, Raul Castellanos. Cuba: Growing Air Links Favor Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7363&SEO=cuba-growing-air-links-favor-tourism Havana, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) With the increase in the Cuban tourist industry, this month comes with news of inaugural flights from different parts of the world to this island. India's Foreign Currency Reserves Continue Dropping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7355&SEO=indias-foreign-currency-reserves-continue-dropping 25 de diciembre de 2016, 00:10New Delhi, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) India''s foreign currency reserves totaled 360.606 billion U.S. dollars at the end of last week, accounting for a decrease of 2.38 billion dollars compared to the previous week, official sources reported. China and Vietnam Agree to Boost Mutually-Beneficial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7351&SEO=china-and-vietnam-agree-to-boost-mutually-beneficial-cooperation Beijing, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) China and Vietnam agreed to further boost mutually-beneficial cooperation, the government said on Saturday. Cuba: French Club Opens in Jardines del Rey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7346&SEO=cuba-french-club-opens-in-jardines-del-rey Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The inauguration of the French club Framissia has opened a new way to increase tourist arrivals from France in the Cuban resort of Jardines del Rey, off the north coast of this central province. Minister of Eurasian Economic Union Meets Cuban Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7345&SEO=minister-of-eurasian-economic-union-meets-cuban-ambassador Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Tatiana Valovaya, the minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Euro-Asian Economic Union, met on Friday with Cuban Ambassador to Russia Emilio Lozada at the headquarters of that body in this capital. Cuban Vice President Praises Preparations for Tobacco Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7340&SEO=cuban-vice-president-praises-preparations-for-tobacco-campaign Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura has praised the preparations for the tobacco campaign in this western province, the country''s largest tobacco producer, where 18,000 hectares have been devoted to that crop. German Biggest Bank to Pay High Sanction from US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7323&SEO=german-biggest-bank-to-pay-high-sanction-from-us Berlin, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The biggest German commercial bank (Deutsche Bank) reported Friday that it will pay a snaction for more than 7 billion dollars in the United States, because of frauds in the sale of values supported by mortgages. Venezuelan Oil Closes Fourth Week with Rise in Prices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7321&SEO=venezuelan-oil-closes-fourth-week-with-rise-in-prices 23 de diciembre de 2016, 13:09Caracas, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan crude oil closed its fourth consecutive week in rise, being quoted in an average for 45,27 dollars a barrel, reported today the local Department of Oil and Mining. More Than 5,000 Migrants Killed in the Mediterranean this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7315&SEO=more-than-5000-migrants-killed-in-the-mediterranean-this-year 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Geneva, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The number of migrants killed in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year rose to five thousand, after two shipwrecks yesterday claimed one hundred victims, according to humanitarian organizations. Consequences of the War in Aleppo, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7313&SEO=consequences-of-the-war-in-aleppo-syria 23 de diciembre de 2016, 11:55Damascus, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The dramatic consequences of the four-year war imposed on Syria, particularly in Aleppo, are slowly being revealed, according to figures released by the authorities today. Ecuador: Less Tourism in Esmeraldas After Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7306&SEO=ecuador-less-tourism-in-esmeraldas-after-earthquake Quito, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Tourism in Esmeraldas, Ecuador''s coastal province, has been affected by a reduction in visits to recreation facilities and sites, following the earthquake that took place five days ago and the many aftershocks which have continued to affect the region. First French Tourists Arrive at Cuban Cayo Coco Resort http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7305&SEO=first-french-tourists-arrive-at-cuban-cayo-coco-resort 23 de diciembre de 2016, 10:16Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of the first flight of French tourists at the international airport in Cayo Coco, opens a new Cuban tourist destination - Jardines del Rey. Cuba for Greater Cooperation With Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7304&SEO=cuba-for-greater-cooperation-with-vietnam Hanoi, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban consul in Ho Chi Minh City, Bernabé García, today declared that Cuba would promote cooperation, in tourism, medicine, biotechnology and agro-forestry, with the Vietnamese region of Mekong Delta. Oil Prices Tumble As Dollar Goes Up http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7303&SEO=oil-prices-tumble-as-dollar-goes-up London, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the dollar hurt today oil prices as the rise makes commodities traded in that currency more expensive. Venezuela: Toys Confiscated From Kreisel Company to Be Distributed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7301&SEO=venezuela-toys-confiscated-from-kreisel-company-to-be-distributed Caracas, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP, in Spanish) will today distribute the second lot of toys confiscated by the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights (Sundde) from the company Kreisel. USA: Anti-nuclear Groups Alarmed by Message from Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7299&SEO=usa-anti-nuclear-groups-alarmed-by-message-from-donald-trump Washington, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) A message published on Twitter by US President-elect Donald Trump keeps alarmed the international community and groups defending control over nuclear weapons. Pakistan to Release 439 Indian Fishermen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7297&SEO=pakistan-to-release-439-indian-fishermen 23 de diciembre de 2016, 08:20Islamabad, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite the increse in bilateral tensions. Pakistan will release 439 Indian fishermen that were capture for fishing in territorial waters. 663 Villages in Beijing Replace Coal With Cleaner Energy in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7295&SEO=663-villages-in-beijing-replace-coal-with-cleaner-energy-in-2016 23 de diciembre de 2016, 07:34Beijing, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) 663 villages in Beijing had replaced coal with clean energy, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Rural Affairs said Thursday. Airbus to Sell Iranian Airline 100 Commercial Planes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7293&SEO=airbus-to-sell-iranian-airline-100-commercial-planes Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) European airplane manufacturer Airbus will sell Iran a total of 100 commercial planes, as part of a request by Iranian company Iran Air, valued in 10 billion dollars. Nicaragua Keeps Inflation Low for Second Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7292&SEO=nicaragua-keeps-inflation-low-for-second-year 23 de diciembre de 2016, 00:16Managua, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua will end 2016 with inflation lower than 3.5 percent, which would keep that economic indicator low for the second consecutive year, said today official sources. U.S. Economy Grows in Third Quarter 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7281&SEO=u.s.-economy-grows-in-third-quarter-2016 22 de diciembre de 2016, 15:13Washington, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) U.S. economy grew in the third quarter this year supported by consumers expenditure and an increase in soybean exports, informed today the Department of Commerce. U.S. Economy Grows in Third Quarter 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7279&SEO=u.s.-economy-grows-in-third-quarter-2016 22 de diciembre de 2016, 14:38Washington, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) U.S. economy grew in the third quarter this year supported by consumers expenditure and an increase in soybean exports, informed today the Department of Commerce. Oil Prices Drop from Larger US Reserves and More Libyan Offer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7272&SEO=oil-prices-drop-from-larger-us-reserves-and-more-libyan-offer London, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The increase of crude oil reserves in the United States and plans to increase oil production in Libya, led to a fall in the price of oil on Thursday. Miguel Diaz Canel Presides Over Cuba's Teachers' Day Celebration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7271&SEO=miguel-diaz-canel-presides-over-cubas-teachers-day-celebration Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Diaz Canel, First Vicepresident of the Cuban State and Ministers Councils, is presiding over a national celebration of Cuban teachers in the Cuban capital on Thursday. Cuban Educators Ratify Commitment to Fidel's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7270&SEO=cuban-educators-ratify-commitment-to-fidels-legacy Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s education minister, Ena Elsa Velázquez, today reaffirmed the commitment of teachers to the legacy of the eternal Commander-in-Chief, Fidel Castro. Serbia in Military Agreement with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7269&SEO=serbia-in-military-agreement-with-russia Belgrade, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for Russia to supply modern combat aircraft and other weapons to Serbia is being widely discussed by politicians, experts and the media. D. R. Congo: Government and Church Seek Solutions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7267&SEO=d.-r.-congo-government-and-church-seek-solutions Kinshasa, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, remains silent after calls for him to step down. Cuban Scientific Delegation Concludes Visit to US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7263&SEO=cuban-scientific-delegation-concludes-visit-to-us Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) headed by the first deputy minister Fernando González, have concluded a two-day visit to the United States, where they reached important agreements. Cubans Celebrate Educator's Day and Victory Over Illiteracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7262&SEO=cubans-celebrate-educators-day-and-victory-over-illiteracy Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Students, teachers and executives from around the country celebrate today the Educator''s Day, commemorating the 55th anniversary of Cuba being declared territory free of Illiteracy by the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Bolivia Forecasts Stable Economy for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7260&SEO=bolivia-forecasts-stable-economy-for-2017 La Paz, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Government has forecasted a good 2017 for the country''s economy, on the likelihood of improved prices for oil, minerals and other raw materials. China Launches Satellite to Monitor Global Carbon Emissions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7256&SEO=china-launches-satellite-to-monitor-global-carbon-emissions 22 de diciembre de 2016, 07:37Beijing, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) China launched a carbon dioxide monitoring satellite via a Long March-2D rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China''s Gobi Desert at 3:22 a.m. Thursday. Greece: Increased Taxes Frozen Despite Criticism of Creditors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7254&SEO=greece-increased-taxes-frozen-despite-criticism-of-creditors 21 de diciembre de 2016, 17:18Athens, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Parliament unanimously decided to postpone the increase in value added tax (VAT) to the islands most affected by the refugee crisis, despite the criticism of international creditors. Greater Integration, Central America's Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7238&SEO=greater-integration-central-americas-challenge Managua, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Consolidating unity and meeting the demands of the people are today two of the greatest challenges for the Central American Integration System (SICA, in Spanish), whose member States have agreed to push forward a sustainable development. Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7237&SEO=japan-cuts-budget-for-2020-olympic-games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Turkey to Increase Foreign Trade Using Its Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7234&SEO=turkey-to-increase-foreign-trade-using-its-currency Ankara, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey wants to increase the use of its currency, the Turkish lira, in foreign trade, to at least 10 percent of the total amount, the Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci explained today. Oil Prices Rise 10 Percent This Month http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7231&SEO=oil-prices-rise-10-percent-this-month London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices accumulate a 10 percent rise so far this month and are still progressing due to predictions of a drop in crude oil inventories in the United States. Cuba Defends International Cooperation Without Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7230&SEO=cuba-defends-international-cooperation-without-conditions Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defends the principle of international cooperation without economic, political and social conditions that will imply interference in internal affairs or undermines sovereignty of a country. Chief of Russian Duma Defense Committee Receives Cuban Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7229&SEO=chief-of-russian-duma-defense-committee-receives-cuban-ambassador 21 de diciembre de 2016, 10:10Moscow, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the State Duma Defense Committee (Russian lower house), Vladimir Shamanov, welcomed the Cuban ambassador to the country, Emilio Lozada Garcia, diplomatic sources reported today. Seismic and Geological Issues on the Agenda for Cuba-USA Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7219&SEO=seismic-and-geological-issues-on-the-agenda-for-cuba-usa-cooperation Washington, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States signed in this capital a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the exchange of information on seismic records and related geological information. Warning in USA of High Costs Trump Plans against Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7201&SEO=warning-in-usa-of-high-costs-trump-plans-against-immigrants 20 de diciembre de 2016, 13:26Washington, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Plans of President Elect Donald Trump destined to revert aid to undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. whe they were minors will cost billions of dollars, revealed a study published today. Cuban Oil Refinery Increases Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7200&SEO=cuban-oil-refinery-increases-production Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Sergio Soto oil refinery in the south-central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus refined this year over 72.200 tons of national crude for the highest production ever, the plant''s director general, Lester A. Alemán, pointed out today. 2016 Consolidated Bases of New Venezuelan Economic Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7197&SEO=2016-consolidated-bases-of-new-venezuelan-economic-model Caracas, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The executive Vicepresident of Venezuela, Aristóbulo Istúriz, assured today that in 2016 were established the bases to construct and consolidate the economic socialist productive model in the country. Some 30,000 People Affected by Mysterious Disease in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7196&SEO=some-30000-people-affected-by-mysterious-disease-in-pakistan 20 de diciembre de 2016, 11:38Islamabad, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities in the southern Pakistani province of Sindh are on alert for the spread of a mysterious disease that has infected about 30,000 people in a month, causing joint pain and fever. Erdogan: Assassination of Russian Ambassador is a Provocation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7190&SEO=erdogan-assassination-of-russian-ambassador-is-a-provocation Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, his condolences for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. World Groundwater Depletion Linked to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7189&SEO=world-groundwater-depletion-linked-to-climate-change La Habana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The volume of usable water in the world is declining due to intense droughts and other problems related to climate change, according to Ibrahim Plaza, a specialist at the Cuban Business Group for Hydraulic Use Syria and Cuba Increase Cooperation in Several Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7186&SEO=syria-and-cuba-increase-cooperation-in-several-sectors 20 de diciembre de 2016, 10:00Damascus, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian minister of Industry, Ahmad al Hamu, has had talks with the Cuban ambassador in Damascus, Rogerio Santana, on ways to boost cooperation in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and food industries. Classes Suspended Until January 2017 in Ecuador Due to Quake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7185&SEO=classes-suspended-until-january-2017-in-ecuador-due-to-quake Quito, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian authorities have decided to suspend classes until January 3rd 2017 in the province of Esmeraldas, which has been struck by an 5.7 earthquake, leaving three dead due to cardiac arrest and causing major damage. Guatemalan President to Attend SICA Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7183&SEO=guatemalan-president-to-attend-sica-summit Guatemala, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan president, Jimmy Morales will today attend the 48th Summit of the Head of States of the Central American Integration System (SICA) that will be held in Nicaragua. Venezuelan Metallurgic Industry Increases Productivity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7170&SEO=venezuelan-metallurgic-industry-increases-productivity Caracas, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister for Basic, Strategic and Socialist Industries Juan Arias asserted today that the State companies that process iron, steel, aluminum increased their productive capacity this year. Russia May Suspend Gas Supply to EU Through Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7161&SEO=russia-may-suspend-gas-supply-to-eu-through-ukraine 19 de diciembre de 2016, 14:50Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gazprom consortium has warned today of the possible suspension of the gas supply to the European Union (EU) - which is transported through a pipe line that crosses Ukraine - if they verify cases of misappropriation by Ukraine. IMF Director Guilty, but Court Exempts her from Jail Sentence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7154&SEO=imf-director-guilty-but-court-exempts-her-from-jail-sentence París, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Justice of the Republic of France declared guilty today of negligence the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, despite which it exempted her from a one-year jail sentence. Quakes Shake Ecuadorian Province of Esmeraldas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7151&SEO=quakes-shake-ecuadorian-province-of-esmeraldas 19 de diciembre de 2016, 11:04Quito, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) At least five earthquakes have shaken the province of Esmeraldas, located in the coastal region of Ecuador. China and Australia Agree to Cooperate on Oceanic Research http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7150&SEO=china-and-australia-agree-to-cooperate-on-oceanic-research 19 de diciembre de 2016, 10:43Beijing, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have agreed to collaborate on oceanic research in the southern hemisphere, official media reported on Monday. Iberostar Will Manage an Iconic Hotel in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7148&SEO=iberostar-will-manage-an-iconic-hotel-in-havana Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish chain Iberostar Hotels and Resorts has announced today it will manage, starting in Januray 2017, the Riviera Hotel, an iconic establishment in Havana from the 1950''s. Cuban First Deputy Minister of Science and Technology to Visit USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7146&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-minister-of-science-and-technology-to-visit-usa Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s first deputy minister of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), Fernando González, will visit the United States on December 20th and 21st, the National foreign ministry confirmed today. Paraguay-Brazil Hydroelectric Station, Leader in Power Generation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7123&SEO=paraguay-brazil-hydroelectric-station-leader-in-power-generation Asuncion, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Binational company Itaipu, a hydroelectric plant, shared by Paraguay and Brazil has become world leader in power generation, beating the record figure of 98.8 million megawatts per hour (MW/h). Mexican PT alerts on Imminent Privatization of Social Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7114&SEO=mexican-pt-alerts-on-imminent-privatization-of-social-security 17 de diciembre de 2016, 11:07Mexico, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The national leadership of the Work Party (PT) warned about the imminent privatization of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) and the risk it implies today for the health of Mexicans. China for Better Product Quality, Core Competitiveness in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7111&SEO=china-for-better-product-quality-core-competitiveness-in-2017 17 de diciembre de 2016, 00:20Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina China will focus on improving product quality and core competitiveness to bolster the real economy in 2017, according to an official statement released today. Concern about Decline of Tourism Sector in Trinidad and Tobago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7106&SEO=concern-about-decline-of-tourism-sector-in-trinidad-and-tobago 16 de diciembre de 2016, 17:50Port Spain, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) the President of the Association of hotels and tourism in Tobago, Christopher James, expressed fear today that the tourist industry disappears in the island, if actions are not implemented to boost the sector. Oil Prices At 17-Month High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7085&SEO=oil-prices-at-17-month-high London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Venezuela Detains 82 Money Traffickers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7083&SEO=venezuela-detains-82-money-traffickers Caracas, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the state of Táchira, Jose Vielma, has reported that in this area of Venezuela, 82 money traffickers were detained during the three days allowed to demonetize the 100 bills of the national currency. FAO Discusses Rural Women's Role http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7081&SEO=fao-discusses-rural-womens-role Rome, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The potential of rural women to tackle world hunger and poverty is the theme in Rome, today, of a high-level event sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Russia, Nicaragua Ambassadors Highlighted Stability in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7078&SEO=russia-nicaragua-ambassadors-highlighted-stability-in-bolivia 16 de diciembre de 2016, 09:19La Paz, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The ambassadors of Russia and Nicaragua in Bolivia, Alexei Sazonov and Elias Chevez, respectively, have highlighted the stability the country has today, thanks to the governing Movement towards Socialism (MAS) and the leadership of President Evo Morales. Robotic Industry Grows in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7077&SEO=robotic-industry-grows-in-china Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese experts have stressed the rapid growth of the Chinese robotics industry, which sold 19,000 robots in the first half of the year. Inflation Rises in Eurozone http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7074&SEO=inflation-rises-in-eurozone Brussels, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The eurozone inflation rate rose to 0.6 percent in November due to higher prices in restaurants, cafeterias, rents and tobacco, according to Eurostat. Bolivia: The Maritime Demand is a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7071&SEO=bolivia-the-maritime-demand-is-a-priority La Paz, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The issue of maritime demand to recover an exit to the Pacific Ocean is still a priority in Bolivia''s foreign policy, said the deputy foreign minister of the South American nation, Juan Carlos Alurralde. ECLAC Predicts Complex Panorama for LatAm Economies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7043&SEO=eclac-predicts-complex-panorama-for-latam-economies 15 de diciembre de 2016, 12:17Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcena, predicted a complex panorama for the region''s economy in 2017, although she noted a slight growth. Venezuelan Foreign Minister to Meet with Uruguayan Organizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7041&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-to-meet-with-uruguayan-organizations Montevideo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez will cary out several activities in this capital, including meetings with social and political organizations, diplomatic sources informed. ECLAC Sees Complex Panorama for LATAM Economies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7040&SEO=eclac-sees-complex-panorama-for-latam-economies Santiago de Chile, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has seen a complex view for the economies of the region in 2017, but was pleased to resume a slight growth. ALER Rejects Actions Against Venezuela in MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7037&SEO=aler-rejects-actions-against-venezuela-in-mercosur San Salvador, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Association of Radio Education (ALER) has said that the decision by MERCOSUR members to temporarily suspend Venezuela as a member, contradicts the spirit of integration of this mechanism. UN Coordinator to Visit Cuban Areas Affected by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7035&SEO=un-coordinator-to-visit-cuban-areas-affected-by-hurricane-matthew Guantanamo, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, will visit some of the territories affected by Hurricane Matthew last October. Ambassadors Highlight ALBA Anniversary before the Dominican Press http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7030&SEO=ambassadors-highlight-alba-anniversary-before-the-dominican-press Santo Domingo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The ambassadors of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) highlighted the achievements of the integration group in the Dominican press. New Venezuelan Bills Start Circulating http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7029&SEO=new-venezuelan-bills-start-circulating Caracas, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Starting today, new bills and coins circulate in Venezuela, as part of the progressive policy of the government of Nicolás Maduro to expand the monetary cone. Tourist Facilities in Baracoa Recover their Splendor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7028&SEO=tourist-facilities-in-baracoa-recover-their-splendor 15 de diciembre de 2016, 00:23 Baracoa, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) A rejuvenated image is exhibited today by the tourist facilities of the first Cuban village after being devastated by hurricane Mathew last October and rehabilitated by forces of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur). Created Machine to Benefit Exportable Vegetal Coal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7020&SEO=created-machine-to-benefit-exportable-vegetal-coal 14 de diciembre de 2016, 17:19Ciego de Avila, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) A machine to benefit and classify exportable charcoal was created by a group of workers from Empresa Citrícola Ceballos, the largest producer of the product in Cuba. Eurozone Lenders Pressure Greece on Christmas Payment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7018&SEO=eurozone-lenders-pressure-greece-on-christmas-payment Brussels, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Eurozone lenders have agreed to suspend the financial help they were giving to Greece to ease their short-term debt. Venezuela Summons Meeting to Solve Differences in Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7009&SEO=venezuela-summons-meeting-to-solve-differences-in-mercosur Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, summoned today a meeting for tomorrow in the context of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) about the Olivos Protocol, mechanisms to solve controversies in the regional bloc. Principle of Only One China, is Basic in Links with US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7004&SEO=principle-of-only-one-china-is-basic-in-links-with-us 14 de diciembre de 2016, 11:26Beijing, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The principle of only one China emerged again as a spearhead in the relations with US, warned today An Fengshan, spokesperson of the Affairs Office of the State Council. During a press Conference the cabinet''s spokeswoman pointed out that to adhere the aforementioned principle is the political base for the development of links between China and United States and at the same time the main stone for peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. Chinese Ambassador in Bolivia Expresses Interest in Bioceanic Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7002&SEO=chinese-ambassador-in-bolivia-expresses-interest-in-bioceanic-project La Paz, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s ambassador to La Paz, Wu Yuanshan, expressed his country''s interest in participating in the bioceanic train project, which will unite the Atlantic and Pacific oceans cross the territory of Bolivia. Nicolas Maduro in Cuba to Celebrate 12 Years of ALBA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7000&SEO=nicolas-maduro-in-cuba-to-celebrate-12-years-of-alba Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived today in Cuba on the occasion of the celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), reported the national television. Lebanon, US Talk About Terrorism, Refugees and Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6998&SEO=lebanon-us-talk-about-terrorism-refugees-and-aleppo Beirut, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) US Undersecretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs, Anne Patterson analyzed today the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon at times of systematic terrorist activity and worsening of the situation in Aleppo. China Allocates Relief Fund for Victims in Disaster Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6997&SEO=china-allocates-relief-fund-for-victims-in-disaster-areas Beijing, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s finance and civil affairs ministries allocated 5,705 million yuan, or 826.3 million dollars, to support residents in disaster-stricken regions. Electricity for Mexican Subway to be Produced with Solid Waste http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6996&SEO=electricity-for-mexican-subway-to-be-produced-with-solid-waste Mexico City, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The solid urban waste generated in Mexico City will be used to generate electricity and meet the demands of the subway, it was known today. Russia's Wants to Avoid Imports in Military, Civilian Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6995&SEO=russias-wants-to-avoid-imports-in-military-civilian-sectors Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The State Equipment Factory of Riazan (FEER) consolidates today Russia''s intentions to increase import substitution, both in the military and in the civilian sphere. China Offers Guarantees to Support the Economic Development of Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6994&SEO=china-offers-guarantees-to-support-the-economic-development-of-angola Luanda, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) President José Eduardo dos Santos received guarantees from his Chinese counterpart, Xi Xinping, that he will maintain support for the Angolan economic development process, the Angolan Public Television stressed today. About 75 Percent of Americans Support Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6985&SEO=about-75-percent-of-americans-support-relations-with-cuba Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) About 75 percent of Americans have favored the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, and 73 percent have supported an end to the economic blockade on the island, according to a Pew Research Center polling. Venezuela to Defend Integration at MERCOSUR Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6984&SEO=venezuela-to-defend-integration-at-mercosur-meeting Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela, Pro-tempore president of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), today defends the integration and unity of the peoples in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the block to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Financial Research Office Predicts Severe Fall in U.S. Stock Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6983&SEO=financial-research-office-predicts-severe-fall-in-u.s.-stock-exchange 14 de diciembre de 2016, 00:55Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The behavior of stock and bond exchanges in the U.S. is giving signs of the sharpest fall in the last century, alerted a specialized institution. Venezuelan Businesspeople Support Official Monetary Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6982&SEO=venezuelan-businesspeople-support-official-monetary-measures 14 de diciembre de 2016, 00:44Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Coucil of Productive Economy, composed by businesspeople of the public and private sectors of Venezuela, supported the recent measures adopted by President Nicolas Maduro. Creditors to Greece Seek Increasing Austerity Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6972&SEO=creditors-to-greece-seek-increasing-austerity-measures 13 de diciembre de 2016, 17:13Athens, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Greece resumed today the talks with its creditors about a review of tax reforms to increase the austerity measures in the country, in exchange for a financial rescue of millions. Good Production of Bee Honey in Cuban Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6971&SEO=good-production-of-bee-honey-in-cuban-province Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The production of honey from bees shows progress in this Cuban central province today, where more than 360 tons were extracted so far this year mainly destined for export. Venezuelan Businesspeople Support Government's Financial Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6969&SEO=venezuelan-businesspeople-support-governments-financial-measures Caracas, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The National Council of Productive Economy, made up of Venezuelan businesspeople from the public and private sector, expressed its support for the recent actions taken by President Nicolas Maduro. Uruguay Backs Venezuela in Implementing Protocol of Olivos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6957&SEO=uruguay-backs-venezuela-in-implementing-protocol-of-olivos Montevideo, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan government today expressed its support for the Venezuelan initiative on the implementation of the Protocol of Olivos for the solution of disputes in the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), the Foreign Affairs Ministry reported today. Cuba and EU in a New Stage of Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6956&SEO=cuba-and-eu-in-a-new-stage-of-bilateral-relations Brussels, 13 Dec (Prensa Latina) After the signing of a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, Cuba and the European Union (EU) are opening a new stage in bilateral relations in which they will seek to boost ties on the basis of equality, reciprocity and respect. China Is Upset by Duty Evasion of WTO Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6954&SEO=china-is-upset-by-duty-evasion-of-wto-members Beijing, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) China on Tuesday expressed discontent with the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that are eluding their obligations of abandoning the substitute country consideration when calculating the antidumping measures against Chinese exports. Communist Leader Denounces India-US Military Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6953&SEO=communist-leader-denounces-india-us-military-agreement New Delhi, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sitaram Yechury, has denounced a military agreement between his country and the United States today, saying that it violates national sovereignty and strategic autonomy. Situation of Private Banks in Bolivia Is Positive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6952&SEO=situation-of-private-banks-in-bolivia-is-positive La Paz, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Private Banks of Bolivia (ASOBAN) evaluated the situation of the banking sector until October as positive, local media reported today. Trump Nominates Exxon Mobil CEO as the Next US Secretary of State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6950&SEO=trump-nominates-exxon-mobil-ceo-as-the-next-us-secretary-of-state Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump announced today that he has chosen Exxon Mobil CEO, Rex Tillerson, as Secretary of State for his Cabinet. Tillerson will take office on January 20th. Eiffel Tower to Remain Closed Today Due to Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6949&SEO=eiffel-tower-to-remain-closed-today-due-to-strike Paris, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Eiffel Tower, considered an emblematic monument in France, will remain closed to public today due to a strike by its workers, so about 6,000 visitors will be affected, according to estimates. OPEC daily basket price at its highest in a year and a half http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6948&SEO=opec-daily-basket-price-at-its-highest-in-a-year-and-a-half Vienna, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The daily basket price of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) opened firmed this morning at 53,24 usd, its highest in a year and a half following agreements of member and non memger States. Chile to Strengthen Links with Argentina in Buenos Aires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6940&SEO=chile-to-strengthen-links-with-argentina-in-buenos-aires 13 de diciembre de 2016, 00:37Santiago de Chile, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the highest level will be Thursday and Friday in Buenos Aires to strengthen the links with Argentina, during the 8th Meeting of the Binational Cabinet. Further Fall in Exports from Latin American and Caribbean Forecast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6939&SEO=further-fall-in-exports-from-latin-american-and-caribbean-forecast 13 de diciembre de 2016, 00:18Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) indicated today that exports from Latin America and the Caribbean will fall six percent in 2016, representing a fourth consecutive year of fall. Venezuelan Bank Supports Actions by Government to Defend Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6931&SEO=venezuelan-bank-supports-actions-by-government-to-defend-currency 12 de diciembre de 2016, 17:33Caracas, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Banking Association (ABV) expressed today its support for the actions taken by the Government to prevent the return of illicit money to the national financial system. Agreement with Cuba is a Strong EU Statement, Mogherini Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6914&SEO=agreement-with-cuba-is-a-strong-eu-statement-mogherini-says Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has issued a strong statement today after signing the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba and finally abolishing the ''common position'', the bloc''s diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said today. Evo Morales: Relations With the US Have to Be Based on Mutual Respect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6913&SEO=evo-morales-relations-with-the-us-have-to-be-based-on-mutual-respect La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today expressed his country''s willingness to have diplomatic relations with the entire world, including the United States, provided they are based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs. Food Production Falls in Argentine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6912&SEO=food-production-falls-in-argentine 12 de diciembre de 2016, 11:35Buenos Aires, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Food production in Argentine fell by 2.6 percent in the first nine months of the year, according to a report on the Minuto Uno website. Evo Morales: The Capitalist System Has Failed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6910&SEO=evo-morales-the-capitalist-system-has-failed La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s president Evo Morales today called the capitalist model a failure and criticized the policies of domination, intervention and looting in several countries around the world. Venezuela: Media Denounce Attack against National Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6907&SEO=venezuela-media-denounce-attack-against-national-currency Caracas, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s media today denounces the attack against the nation''s currency, the bolivar, that has been going on since 2013 by right wing circles along the border with Colombia. Cuba Considers Economic Ties with Europe a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6905&SEO=cuba-considers-economic-ties-with-europe-a-priority Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Economic ties with Europe will continue being a priority for Cuba in the construction of an efficient and sustainable socialist economy, according to Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez. Oil Price at 18 Month High Following Production Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6903&SEO=oil-price-at-18-month-high-following-production-agreement London, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have reached their highest levels in 18 months today, as a result of recent agreements between producers to reduce supply. China to Increase Number of Foreign Currencies in Its Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6897&SEO=china-to-increase-number-of-foreign-currencies-in-its-market 12 de diciembre de 2016, 00:30Beijing, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) China is getting ready to start direct transactions between its currency, the yuan, and seven currencies in its exchange market. Indonesian President Kicks Off Official Visit to India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6895&SEO=indonesian-president-kicks-off-official-visit-to-india Jakarta, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo will kick off an official visit to India, starting on Monday, to reinforce relations in several sectors, it was reported here. Venezuelan Government Faces Speculative Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6891&SEO=venezuelan-government-faces-speculative-crisis 11 de diciembre de 2016, 11:37Caracas, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The business sector in Venezuela are acting on Sunday in the campaign against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro to make products more expensive and to speculate with the needs of the population. Indian-Pakistani Tension Threatens Strategic Agreement on Rivers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6888&SEO=indian-pakistani-tension-threatens-strategic-agreement-on-rivers Islamabad, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government is boosting today an ambitious plan to increase the use of the water of Indus River and its tributaries, a decision that could trigger a conflict with neighboring Pakistan, which shares this basin. CUPET and Chinese Company Sign Contract http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6873&SEO=cupet-and-chinese-company-sign-contract Havana, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company Cuba-Petróleo (CUPET) and the Chinese BGP signed a contract as part of the development program of the oil industry in Cuba. OPEC and Non-OPEC Producers Meet in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6869&SEO=opec-and-non-opec-producers-meet-in-vienna Vienna, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and producer countries outside the organization meet today to agree on a cut of the supply of global crude oil in order to stabilize the price of oil and reduce global inventories. Mexico Closes 2016 with 35 Million Foreign Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6865&SEO=mexico-closes-2016-with-35-million-foreign-tourists 10 de diciembre de 2016, 01:25México, 10 dic (PL) México will close 2016 with 35 million foreign visitors and revenues for 19 billion dollars, advanced the figures given by Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid. China Shapes Up Vital Economic Tasks for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6862&SEO=china-shapes-up-vital-economic-tasks-for-2017 Beijing, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of China (CPCh) pointed that the main economic tasks of the Government for 2017, give priority to the work aimed at achieving new advances in the economic reform on the offer side. Coordinated Work of Authorities and Liquor Producers Goes to Cancun http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6856&SEO=coordinated-work-of-authorities-and-liquor-producers-goes-to-cancun 09 de diciembre de 2016, 13:31 Mexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The paper ''Bats, Agaves and Tequila'' was chosen as part of the investigative works to be presented at the 13rd United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP13) in Cancun, Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Suriname: Cuba Is a Bastion of Inspiration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6854&SEO=suriname-cuba-is-a-bastion-of-inspiration Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a bastion of inspiration, according to the Surinamese Ambassador to Cuba, Ike Desmond Antonius. Fidel Castro's Role in Cuba-CARICOM Ties Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6850&SEO=fidel-castros-role-in-cuba-caricom-ties-highlighted Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The role of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in strengthening the relationship between his nation and the Caribbean has been highlighted here in the context of the celebration for the Cuba-CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Day. Cuban Special Development Zone to Contract Foreign Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6849&SEO=cuban-special-development-zone-to-contract-foreign-workers 09 de diciembre de 2016, 11:56Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A resolution by the Cuban Labor and Social Security Ministry (MTSS) will allow foreign persons who are not resident in Cuba to work in the Special Development Zone of Mariel. France: Current Crisis of Capitalism Under Analysis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6848&SEO=france-current-crisis-of-capitalism-under-analysis Paris, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A discussion of capitalism's systemic crisis opened a conference between the Communist Parties of France (PCF) and Cuba (PCC) held in the French capital. China Opposes Military Ties Between US and Taiwan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6847&SEO=china-opposes-military-ties-between-us-and-taiwan Beijing, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang has reiterated that his Government''s position with regards to military relations between the United States and Taiwan, as well as the sales of US arms to China, is coherent, clear and well-known by the international community. Urgent Food Aid Needed in 39 Countries, says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6842&SEO=urgent-food-aid-needed-in-39-countries-says-fao Rome, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Urgent food aid is needed in 39 countries to face the lack of food caused by internal conflicts and meteorological phenomena, informed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Air Industry to Earn Less than Expected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6833&SEO=air-industry-to-earn-less-than-expected 09 de diciembre de 2016, 01:58Geneva, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported here this sector will earn at the end of this year 35.6 billion dollars, less than expected. Habano Festival Summoned for Next February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6832&SEO=habano-festival-summoned-for-next-february Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tobacco authorities summoned the 19th Habano Festival from February 27 to March 3, 2017, event that generally attracts over one thousand persons of 70 countries. Food Prices Decline But Remain High, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6819&SEO=food-prices-decline-but-remain-high-says-fao Rome, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Food prices worldwide fell slightly in November, but remain high compared to the same period in 2015, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report today. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6817&SEO=russia-exhibits-cuban-pharmaceutical-products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. IATA Predicts Lower Earnings for Region's Airlines in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6815&SEO=iata-predicts-lower-earnings-for-regions-airlines-in-2017 08 de diciembre de 2016, 12:11Bogota, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Latin American airline revenues will fall by 100 million dollars in 2017, according to the predictions of the regional division of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Oil Prices Rises as Market Awaits Next Producers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6813&SEO=oil-prices-rises-as-market-awaits-next-producers-meeting London, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Crude oil prices are on the rise today, while US crude reservoirs decrease, according to the US Department of Energy. Stagnation of Social Indicators Warns Report in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6780&SEO=stagnation-of-social-indicators-warns-report-in-uruguay 07 de diciembre de 2016, 12:02Montevideo, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A report presented by the Cuesta-Duarte Institute of the Single Trade Union Central PIT-CNT of Uruguay, warns today of the stagnation or setback of some social indicators in the country due to the economic contraction of the last years. Cuban Parliament in Eleventh Ordinary Session on December 27th http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6774&SEO=cuban-parliament-in-eleventh-ordinary-session-on-december-27th Havana, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly of the People''s Power (Parliament) will hold the eleventh ordinary session on December 27th. Argentinean Deputies Approve Changes in Tax on Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6769&SEO=argentinean-deputies-approve-changes-in-tax-on-profits Buenos Aires, Dec 7(Prensa Latina) After hours of debate, agreements and disagreements over the tax on profits, changes were approved today by the Argentinean Chamber of Deputies by 140 in favor, 86 against and seven abstentions. Latin American and Caribbean Integration, Fidel's and Chavez's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6762&SEO=latin-american-and-caribbean-integration-fidels-and-chavezs-legacy Por Waldo MendiluzaUnited Nations, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) December is a month of particular significance for Latin American and Caribbean integration, as the legacy of regional unity from Commanders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez will be highlighted, the Venezuelan ambassador here, Rafael Ramirez, said on Wednesday. China will Update International Land Transport System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6760&SEO=china-will-update-international-land-transport-system 07 de diciembre de 2016, 01:42Beijing, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) China plans to build a modern and efficient network of international roads for 2020, that facilitates the universal transport and strengthens connectivity between countries in the Belt and Route, published the Government. Venezuela Insists on Dialogue in MERCOSUR, But It Is Snubbed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6741&SEO=venezuela-insists-on-dialogue-in-mercosur-but-it-is-snubbed Por Juan Carlos Díaz GuerreroMontevideo, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s decision to start the reactivation of the Olivos Protocol to solve disputes within the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) shows the Bolivarian Government''s will to reestablish the legality of the integration bloc, threatened by stances that are alien to the rules and legal framework of that group. MERCOSUR: Bolivia Condemns Campaign Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6737&SEO=mercosur-bolivia-condemns-campaign-against-venezuela La Paz, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Political parties and social movements from Bolivia have expressed their support for Venezuela and denounced the campaign, initiated today by right-wing governments, to annul the country''s presidency of Mercosur. Floods in Southern Thailand Cause 14 Deaths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6736&SEO=floods-in-southern-thailand-cause-14-deaths 06 de diciembre de 2016, 11:41Bangkok, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Thailand''s Interior Ministry has reported that last week''s floods in the south of the country have killed 14 people and left several tourist islands in a state of disaster. More Than 200,000 Mexicans Deported from USA This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6735&SEO=more-than-200000-mexicans-deported-from-usa-this-year Mexico, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Mexican immigration authorities have repatriated more than 200,000 from the United States this year, it was reported today. Poverty in Mexico Threatens Environment, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6712&SEO=poverty-in-mexico-threatens-environment-says-expert Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Poverty is currently threatening natural respources and the environment in the country, biologist and former rector of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Jose Sarukhan, asserted. Venezuela Activates Process to Settle Disputes in MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6709&SEO=venezuela-activates-process-to-settle-disputes-in-mercosur Montevideo, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The permanent representative for Venezuela to the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and ALADI, Jose Felix Rivas, began the proceedings established in the Olivos Protocol for the settlement of Disputes in the regional bloc. Maduro Reiterates Willingness to Talk with Uruguayan Counterpart http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6708&SEO=maduro-reiterates-willingness-to-talk-with-uruguayan-counterpart Montevideo, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has reiterated today his readiness to hold talks with his Uruguayan counterpart, Tabare Vazquez, with regards to the latter''s support for the suspension of Venezuela as a full member of Mercosur. ''I am sure that when I talk to Vázquez face-to-face, he will recognize that we are right,'' he said and pointed out that the South Common Market (Mercosur) must seek the path of unity in diversity and not sectarianism and ideological persecution. International Transparency and the Eyes of the Beholder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6706&SEO=international-transparency-and-the-eyes-of-the-beholder Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The banners against corruption are being waved today in comments from the recently-held conference on International Transparency (IT), which brought together 1,600 representatives from 130 countries in Panama. Sanders Welcomes Decision to Stop Works in U.S. Oil Pipeline http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6704&SEO=sanders-welcomes-decision-to-stop-works-in-u.s.-oil-pipeline Washington, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders described as positive the U.S. government''s decision to stop the construction works of the oil pipeline in North Dakota, a project that has caused mass protests by local Native American communities. Suspicions of Obscure Business by Former Chilean President Piñera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6703&SEO=suspicions-of-obscure-business-by-former-chilean-president-pinera Santiago, Chile, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Suspicions of obscure business are hovering again over former Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, who is accused of making dark investments in corporations in the British Virgin Islands and Luxembourg. OPEC Ratifies Meeting with Nations Outside the Cartel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6697&SEO=opec-ratifies-meeting-with-nations-outside-the-cartel London, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and non-cartel countries will meet on December 10 to agree a cut in world crude production, confirmed the group''s secretary general, Mohammed Barkindo. Donald Trump to Punish US Migrant Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6681&SEO=donald-trump-to-punish-us-migrant-companies 04 de diciembre de 2016, 15:15Washington, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) US president-elect Donald Trump threatened companies that try to leave the US to sell their own merchandise with a severe tax, if they later try to reintroduce their products in the US national territories. Brazilian Prosecutors of Lava Lato Seek Support in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6678&SEO=brazilian-prosecutors-of-lava-lato-seek-support-in-panama 04 de diciembre de 2016, 12:36Panama, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian prosecutors of the Lava Lato Case are seeking support against the Legislative Power of Brazil, which is trying to stop investigations on corruption. Efficiency in Cuban Tobacco Production Reported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6668&SEO=efficiency-in-cuban-tobacco-production-reported 04 de diciembre de 2016, 05:00Havana, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) Tobacco authorities in Cuba reported high efficiency in plantations of the Virginia variety, in Pinar del Rio, the westernmost region of Cuba and the best variety of tobacco. Der Spiegel Accuses Cristiano Ronaldo of Tax Evasion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6667&SEO=der-spiegel-accuses-cristiano-ronaldo-of-tax-evasion 04 de diciembre de 2016, 01:31Berlin, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) According to the German publication, since 2009, the Real Madrid striker could have moved 150 million euros from rights image contracts into offshore accounts. Seven Dead, 10 Missing in China Mine Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6660&SEO=seven-dead-10-missing-in-china-mine-blast 03 de diciembre de 2016, 21:16Beijing, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) There have been 17 fatalities and 10 people remain missing following an explosion at a coal mine in north China''s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region today. China Protest After Trump's Phone Call With Taiwan President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6658&SEO=china-protest-after-trumps-phone-call-with-taiwan-president 03 de diciembre de 2016, 21:04Washington, Dic 3 (Prensa Latina)China has lodged a protest against the US over a call between the president-elect, Donald Trump, and Taiwan''s leader, Tsai Ing-wen. Chinese President Xi Calls For Smaller But More Capable Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6651&SEO=chinese-president-xi-calls-for-smaller-but-more-capable-army 03 de diciembre de 2016, 20:10Beijing,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a smaller army with better combat capability and optimized structure as the military reform deepens. Gabon Postpones Legislative Elections For Lack of Money http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6646&SEO=gabon-postpones-legislative-elections-for-lack-of-money 03 de diciembre de 2016, 19:12Libreville,Dic 3 (Prensa Latina) Gabon has postponed its legislative elections set for December 27 until next July, citing lack of funds. Trump Supports Philippines Anti Drug Drive Says President Duterte http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6640&SEO=trump-supports-philippines-anti-drug-drive-says-president-duterte 03 de diciembre de 2016, 18:30Manila, DIC 3 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump expressed support for the Philippine''s anti-drug campaign in a phone conversation, saying he understands the way the administration is handling it, President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned this as he described his late Friday phone conversation with Trump. Ecaudor to Adjust Daily Crude-Oil Quota after Accord with OPEC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6627&SEO=ecaudor-to-adjust-daily-crude-oil-quota-after-accord-with-opec 02 de diciembre de 2016, 17:39Quito, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador ratified today its commitment to the recent agreement reached by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), of adjusting its daily quota of crude oil production, together with the rest of the mmebers of the bloc. Japan to Reinforce Alliance with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6613&SEO=japan-to-reinforce-alliance-with-usa 02 de diciembre de 2016, 13:39Tokyo, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Amid a national controversy over the military treaties with the United States, Japan wants to reinforce them, it was known today. Spain Forecasts Drastic Fall in Unemployment Until 2019 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6612&SEO=spain-forecasts-drastic-fall-in-unemployment-until-2019 02 de diciembre de 2016, 13:29Madrid, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The conservative government of Mariano Rajoy predicted today that the unemployment rate in Spain, second highest in Europe, will be at the end of 2019 at 12.8 percent of the economically active population. U.N. Doubles Humanitarian Appeal for Nigeria to One Billion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6609&SEO=u.n.-doubles-humanitarian-appeal-for-nigeria-to-one-billion Abuja,Dec 2 (Prensa Latina)The United Nations has doubled its humanitarian funding appeal for northeast Nigeria to $1 billion in 2017 in a bid to reach nearly 7 million people hit by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram insurgency who need life-saving help, it said today. Varadero Will Close 2016 With Growth in Tourist Visitors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6605&SEO=varadero-will-close-2016-with-growth-in-tourist-visitors Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Varadero will close 2016 with a rise in foreign tourist visitors, the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) said today. MERCOSUR: Resounding Support of Argentina for Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6599&SEO=mercosur-resounding-support-of-argentina-for-venezuela 02 de diciembre de 2016, 11:03Buenos Aires, Dec 2 nd (Prensa Latina) Around 400 people, including representatives of social movements and other sectors, gathered together in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Buenos Aires to express their rejection of the attempt to expel that country from MERCOSUR. Iran Says in OPEC's Decision Prevailed Economic Sense http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6557&SEO=iran-says-in-opecs-decision-prevailed-economic-sense 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:20Tehran, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Iran praised today that the ''economic sense'' prevailed in the decision of the 171 ordinary ministerial meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of reducing production as of 2017. Greece: Refugees and Migrants Relocated Due to Low Temperatures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6556&SEO=greece-refugees-and-migrants-relocated-due-to-low-temperatures 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:18Athens, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities and humanitarian organizations reported today that they have moved thousands of migrants from a camp at the foot of Mount Olympus, in the center of the country, to hotels and apartments, due to the worsening of weather conditions. Bolivian Government to Invest in Projects to Guarantee Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6554&SEO=bolivian-government-to-invest-in-projects-to-guarantee-water 01 de diciembre de 2016, 12:01La Paz, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales today announced an investment of 78 million dollars for four projects that will guarantee the supply of water to the areas affected by drought. UAE Grants Citizenship to 97 Children Born to Emirate Mothers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6550&SEO=uae-grants-citizenship-to-97-children-born-to-emirate-mothers 01 de diciembre de 2016, 11:43Abu Dahbi, Dec 1st (Prensa Latina) Government circles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today presented as evidence of the country''s interest in its citizen''s welfare, security and stability, the granting of citizenship to 97 children of Emirate mothers married to foreigners. Singapore and Japan in Favor of Trade Treaty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6547&SEO=singapore-and-japan-in-favor-of-trade-treaty Tokyo, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Singapore and Japan today showed their willingness to ratify the Transpacific Association Agreement (TPP) as soon as possible. Chile Enters in the Anti-Immigrant Orbit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6542&SEO=chile-enters-in-the-anti-immigrant-orbit 01 de diciembre de 2016, 10:55Santiago, Chile, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) In tune with the trends in Europe and the United States, with the imminent arrival at the White House of Donald Trump, Chile entered the anti-immigrant orbit fueled by right-wing politicians. Putin Calls for Strengthening National Problem-Solving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6533&SEO=putin-calls-for-strengthening-national-problem-solving 01 de diciembre de 2016, 09:01Moscow, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin made a call on Thursday to solve national problems, including achieving a technological leap in the economy and the fight against corruption, in his speech to the nation before the Federal Assembly and the Government. China Prepares Summit with Japan and Republic of Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6530&SEO=china-prepares-summit-with-japan-and-republic-of-korea Beijing, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) China gives last touches to preps of the trilateral yearly Summit with Japan and the Republic of Korea assured Geng Shuang, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of this country. Putin Appoints new Minister of Economic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6515&SEO=putin-appoints-new-minister-of-economic-development Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President, Vladimir Putin, named today Maxim Oreshkin as new minister of Economic Development to replace Alexei Uliukaev, who was accused of bribery and is now kept in house imprisonment. OPEC Accepts Reduction of Oil Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6511&SEO=opec-accepts-reduction-of-oil-production Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut daily crude production by 1.2 million barrels, as President Mohammed Al-Sada reported. USA: Trump Nominates Secretaries for Treasury and Commerce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6509&SEO=usa-trump-nominates-secretaries-for-treasury-and-commerce 30 de noviembre de 2016, 13:01Washington, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Steven Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross confirmed today to financial network CNBC they had been nominated by U.S. President elect Donald Trump to asume the secretaries of the Treasury and Commerce, respectively and are pending of confirmation by the Senate. EU Demands Five Billion Euros to Strengthen Defense http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6508&SEO=eu-demands-five-billion-euros-to-strengthen-defense 30 de noviembre de 2016, 12:57Brussels, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has demanded the contribution of five billion euros from its member states for the creation of a fund to finance joint defense projects. OPEC Examines Oil Production Quota http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6499&SEO=opec-examines-oil-production-quota Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The meeting being held in this capital by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to agree to a production quota has economists and market on alert. IMF Recognizes Nicaragua's Economic Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6463&SEO=imf-recognizes-nicaraguas-economic-progress 29 de noviembre de 2016, 17:16Managua, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recognized today the economic progress of Nicaragua in the recent ten years, starting here various meetings to assess the prospects of the country in the short and medium terms. Review of Greece's Rescue Plan is Praised by European Commissioner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6457&SEO=review-of-greeces-rescue-plan-is-praised-by-european-commissioner 29 de noviembre de 2016, 15:55Athens, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, praised the first two reviews of the third rescue plan for Greece, and said that the aim is to close the program in 2018. Kenya and Uganda Launch NEC Master Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6416&SEO=kenya-and-uganda-launch-nec-master-plan 28 de noviembre de 2016, 16:14Nairobi, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Kenya and Uganda launched today the Northern Economic Corridor Master Plan, which provides a model for the development of transport infrastructure linking East African countries. Fidel Castro and His Constant Concern for the Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6399&SEO=fidel-castro-and-his-constant-concern-for-the-economy Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Since the emblematic document History will Absolve Me, the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, showed a constant worry over the economy and its development, recall specialists today. Eurozone Has Overcome Economic and Political Uncertainties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6398&SEO=eurozone-has-overcome-economic-and-political-uncertainties 28 de noviembre de 2016, 11:25Berlin, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The eurozone has overcome global economic and political uncertainties, a trend that is set to continue due to the monetary stimulus offered by the European Central Bank (ECB), according to the bank''s chairman, Mario Draghi. Venezuela: Starts 21st Social Summit of MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6397&SEO=venezuela-starts-21st-social-summit-of-mercosur 28 de noviembre de 2016, 11:24Caracas, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Social movements in Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet today and tomorrow, in the context of the 21st Social Summit of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). Venezuela and Algeria Define Strategy for Oil Prices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6394&SEO=venezuela-and-algeria-define-strategy-for-oil-prices Caracas, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Algeria have agreed in a joint strategy to defend the oil price at the meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), scheduled to take place in Vienna, Austria, on November 30th, according to the Twitter account of Venezuelan Oil Minister, Eulogio Del Pino, who posted the news after a meeting with the African country''s energy minister, Noureddine Boutarfa. Debates with Fidel were a Great School, says Economist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6374&SEO=debates-with-fidel-were-a-great-school-says-economist By Roberto Solomon Havana, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Meetings on Globalization and Development Problems, which came to light on the initiative of Fidel Castro and had his presence, constituted a great school of thought, said one Organizer of those events by ANEC. Hollande Pays Tribute to Fidel, Demands End of Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6357&SEO=hollande-pays-tribute-to-fidel-demands-end-of-blockade-of-cuba Paris, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande called on Saturday for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, after paying tribute to the late leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Next 2017 Very Difficult Year for Brazilian Foreign Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6340&SEO=next-2017-very-difficult-year-for-brazilian-foreign-trade Brasilia, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Foreign Trade Association of Brazil (AEB), José Augusto de Castro, anticipated that the year 2017 will be very difficult for that sector which will reach a superavit of 35 billion dollars. Bolivian Gov´t to Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement with Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6339&SEO=bolivian-govat-to-sign-energy-cooperation-agreement-with-peru La Paz, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy Luis Alberto Sanchez said today that an agreement of energy will be reached with Peru in the next 10 days. Venezuelan Petroleum Slightly Recovers from Fall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6327&SEO=venezuelan-petroleum-slightly-recovers-from-fall Caracas, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan crude oil closed this week going up, reaching a price of 39.83 dollars a barrel as a standard in the last 7 days. Mexican Unions Say Poverty Growing Among Farmers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6313&SEO=mexican-unions-say-poverty-growing-among-farmers 25 de noviembre de 2016, 11:48Mexico, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Living conditions for Mexican farmers are worsening due to the ''politics of privilege'', the prevailing economic model and free trade agreements, according to the General Secretary of the General Workers Union, Farmers and Popular, Luis Gomez. Vietnamese President Concludes Tour in Madagascar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6311&SEO=vietnamese-president-concludes-tour-in-madagascar Hanoi, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s President, Tran Dai Quang, will attend as of tomorrow the 16th Summit of French Speaking Countries in Madagascar, according to today''s press reports. Bolivian Government to Invest More in Solving Water Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6309&SEO=bolivian-government-to-invest-more-in-solving-water-issue La Paz, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has decided to add about $658 million USD to the 2017 general budget, for water, watershed management and basic sanitation programs, to face the country''s drought, state media reported today. Venezuelan Women Back President Nicolas Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6305&SEO=venezuelan-women-back-president-nicolas-maduro 25 de noviembre de 2016, 11:07Caracas, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, thousands of Venezuelans will march to the Palace of Miraflores today in support of President Nicolás Maduro''s administration. Angola Dismantles Network of False National Bank Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6300&SEO=angola-dismantles-network-of-false-national-bank-officials Luanda, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Bank of Angola (NBA) announced today that it has dismantled a network of criminals who posed as officials of the financial institution and were extorting citizens and companies. Pakistan Suspends Import of Indian Cotton Amid Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6294&SEO=pakistan-suspends-import-of-indian-cotton-amid-tensions Islamabad, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan has suspended imports of Indian cotton, without warning, as a result of bilateral tensions over systematic clashes on their common border, according to official sources. Catalan Authorities Tighten Ties with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6280&SEO=catalan-authorities-tighten-ties-with-cuba 24 de noviembre de 2016, 15:59Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) A business mission from the port of Barcelona and the Higher Council of the Chamber of Commerce of Catalonia participated today at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in a business meeting with its Cuban counterpart. Jamaica: Cruiser Tourism Growing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6274&SEO=jamaica-cruiser-tourism-growing 24 de noviembre de 2016, 14:58Kingston, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.223 million cruiser tourists visited Jamaica from January to September this year, which means an increase of 9.6 percent compared to the similar period of 2015, reported today industry sources. Hurricane Otto Leaves Affectations in Panamamian Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6273&SEO=hurricane-otto-leaves-affectations-in-panamamian-agriculture 24 de noviembre de 2016, 14:55Panama, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Potato and onions, two of the mostly eaten products by Panamanians, might be in danger, because of the effects of Hurricane Otto in the Panamanian western province of Chiriqui, one of the main agricultural provinces in Panama. A Thousand Firefighters Protest in Paris to Demand More Attention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6271&SEO=a-thousand-firefighters-protest-in-paris-to-demand-more-attention Paris, Nov. 24 (Prensa Latina) A thousand French firefighters marched through the streets of this capital today to protest the difficult conditions in which they carry out their work and demand more attention from the government. Business Confidence Reported Stable in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6267&SEO=business-confidence-reported-stable-in-germany 24 de noviembre de 2016, 13:03Berlín, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Business confidence in Germany was stable during November, practically unchanged, indicated today the barometer of the Institute of Economic Research Ifo. Turkey Upset by European Parliament Vote http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6266&SEO=turkey-upset-by-european-parliament-vote 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:57Ankara, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reacted unhappily after the vote in the European Parliament (EP) today, to freeze the country''s entry into the European Union (EU). Oil Market Keeps Stable Previous to OPEC Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6262&SEO=oil-market-keeps-stable-previous-to-opec-meeting London, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The price of oil kept today its trend to stability previous to the OPEC meeting on November 30, in which it is expected a cut in crude production to stabilize the market. Melia Cayo Coco Hotel, Awarded for its Quality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6259&SEO=melia-cayo-coco-hotel-awarded-for-its-quality 24 de noviembre de 2016, 12:09Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Melia Cayo Coco Hotel, located in the Cuban Jardines del Rey tourist destination, has received this years'' high-quality status. Hungary Approves Free Visas for Ukrainians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6258&SEO=hungary-approves-free-visas-for-ukrainians Budapest, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Hungarian government today approved a resolution granting Ukrainian citizens free long-term visas that will be valid in Hungary but not in the rest of the European Union. Hurricane Otto Approaches Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6253&SEO=hurricane-otto-approaches-nicaragua Managua, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Otto, a category-one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is approaching the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour. Progress in Discussions on Declaring Social Emergency in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6251&SEO=progress-in-discussions-on-declaring-social-emergency-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) A social emergency is likely to be declared in Argentina after several demonstrations and protests. Decree will Summon Referendum on Tax Havens in Ecuqador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6241&SEO=decree-will-summon-referendum-on-tax-havens-in-ecuqador Quito, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ecuador will issue an Executive Decree next December 7 to summon a referendum on tax havens as part of the reinforced combat against that scourge, according to a proposal of President Rafael Correa. Most people in India Support Monetary Change Applied by State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6236&SEO=most-people-in-india-support-monetary-change-applied-by-state 23 de noviembre de 2016, 19:48New Delhi, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite inconveniences created, over 90 percent of Indian citizens support the decision to withdraw from circulation notes of high denomination to combat corruption, revealed an opinion poll. Cuba to Soon Welcome Four Million Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6220&SEO=cuba-to-soon-welcome-four-million-tourists 23 de noviembre de 2016, 16:02Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Tourism in Cuba increases every year and there are plans already to welcome more than four million foreign visitors next year, sources from the sector reported today. Cuba-Vietnam Inter-Government Meeting Concludes and Boosts Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6218&SEO=cuba-vietnam-inter-government-meeting-concludes-and-boosts-links Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Session of the Inter-Government Commission between Cuba and Vietnam concluded today in the capital, with the signing of important agreements to consolidate the bilateral relations in the economic and technological-scientific areas. CARICOM Observers Satisfied with Elections in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6213&SEO=caricom-observers-satisfied-with-elections-in-haiti Georgetown, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Observers sent by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to monitor Sunday''s general elections in Haiti today expressed their satisfaction for the smooth development of that political process. China Asks Japan, South Korea to Respect Regional Interests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6211&SEO=china-asks-japan-south-korea-to-respect-regional-interests 23 de noviembre de 2016, 11:41Beijing, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) China asked Japan and the Republic of Korea to respect the security interests of the countries of the region with regard to their military cooperation agreements. China Plays its Cards with Latin America and the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6209&SEO=china-plays-its-cards-with-latin-america-and-the-caribbean By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) China played big its cards with Latin Ameruca and the Caribbean, in a tour of its president Xi Jinping who tried to close all spaces possible in order to consolidate his country's notable approach to the region. Africa-Arab Countries Summit in Session in Ecuatorial Guinea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6208&SEO=africa-arab-countries-summit-in-session-in-ecuatorial-guinea Malabo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The VIIV Africa-Arab Countries Summit begins today at the Conference Hall of the city of Sipopo with a welcome address by Equatorial Guinea''s President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, to 66 leaders from the two regions. Qatar's Emir Reiterates Willingness to Expand Cooperation with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6203&SEO=qatars-emir-reiterates-willingness-to-expand-cooperation-with-cuba Doha, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Qatari Emir, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, has reaffirmed today the willingness to strengthen and expand cooperation relations with Cuba, after welcoming here Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. Free Trade Agreement with U.S. does not Favor Mexico, Lawmaker Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6191&SEO=free-trade-agreement-with-u.s.-does-not-favor-mexico-lawmaker-says Mexico, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico, does not favor the latter at all, a Mexican lawmaker said. Venezuela Boosts Global Petroleum Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6190&SEO=venezuela-boosts-global-petroleum-consensus Caracas, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela, Eulogio del Pino, highlighted that the Bolivarian government developed an extraordinary work to recover prices of the hydrocarbon that since 2014 until now keep being low. Evo: Time is Now for Revolution and Integration to go In Depth (III) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6185&SEO=evo-time-is-now-for-revolution-and-integration-to-go-in-depth-iii 22 de noviembre de 2016, 19:49By Pedro Rioseco Creditors Leave Greece without Reaching Agreement with Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6183&SEO=creditors-leave-greece-without-reaching-agreement-with-government 22 de noviembre de 2016, 17:05Athens, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Greece''s international creditors left the country without reaching an agreement with the Government on the second assessment of the country''s third rescue plan, said the local media. Thousands of Displaced in Japan Following 7.4-degree Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6158&SEO=thousands-of-displaced-in-japan-following-7.4-degree-earthquake 22 de noviembre de 2016, 12:22Tokyo, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people have moved to elevated areas in the Fukushima region, where a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck, as a result of fears of a tsunami like the one in 2011. German Minister Criticizes EC Recommendation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6156&SEO=german-minister-criticizes-ec-recommendation Berlin, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble criticized today the European Commission (EC) for recommending that his country increase investment in the region. Mexico Responds to Trumps' Threat to Leave TTP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6155&SEO=mexico-responds-to-trumps-threat-to-leave-ttp Mexico, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has responded to US President-elect Donald Trump''s announcement that he will be leaving the Trans-Pacific Association Agreement (TTP). Cuban Vice-President Meets UAE Minister of Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6153&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-uae-minister-of-economy Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Council of Ministers'' Vice President, Ricardo Cabrisas, met with the Economy Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, who is visiting the country with a large business delegation. Negotiations at ECLAC on Environmental Agreement in the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6152&SEO=negotiations-at-eclac-on-environmental-agreement-in-the-region Santiago, Chile, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 22 Latin American and Caribbean countries under the umbrella of ECLAC are negotiating a regional agreement this week to ensure access to information, participation and environmental justice. First Cuban Vice President Meets IAEA Director General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6151&SEO=first-cuban-vice-president-meets-iaea-director-general Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has received the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, the national press reported today.