Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Lakes of the Panama Canal Reach Maximum Operational Levels Panama, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Panama Canal authorities announced that after two years of rainfall below the usual average, Gatun and Alajuela lakes reach today maximum operational levels. Raúl Castro Receives the President of Russian Oil Company Rosneft Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro received Igor Sechin, head of the Russian oil company Rosneft, at the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, newspaper Juventud Rebelde today reports. Argentina Lives a Politically Hot December Buenos Aires, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) When there are barely two weeks left for 2017 to end, Argentina lives today a politically hot December with protests that have ended in shameful repressions. UN Highlights Cuban Work in Human Rights Promotion Havana (Prensa Latina) Thanks to the work done for decades, today Cuba has a wide international support in human rights promotion, which refutes repeated attempts to discredit the island. 6.5 Magnitude Quake Strikes Indonesia's Java Island, 2 dead Jakarta,Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the island of Java in Indonesia just before midnight on Friday, with authorities reporting 2 deaths and damage to hundreds of buildings. Three-year Campaign to Crack Down on Corruption in China 16 de diciembre de 2017, 09:47Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Top disciplinary watchdog of the Communist Party of China today announced that it would launch a campaign targeting corruption and malpractice in poverty alleviation projects from 2018 to 2020. President Raul Castro Goes to Say Good By to Venezuelan Counterpart Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Army General Raul Castro Ruz, President of the Cuban Councils of State and Ministers, went Friday night to the José Martí International Airport of Havana, to say good by to the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, Granma newspaper reported today. South Korea's Moon Jae-in Calls For a New Era in Relations with China 16 de diciembre de 2017, 09:07Beijing,Dec 16(Prensa Latina) South Korea president Moon Jae-in on, propouse today to increase cooperation with China. Lebanon- Public Health Minister Against Lifting the Ban on Pesticides 16 de diciembre de 2017, 08:44Beirut,Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Public Health Minister Wael Abu Faour fired a warning Friday in response to the agriculture minister''s Ghazi Zeaiter defense of the decision to lift a ban on previously prohibited agricultural products. Proceedings Begin to Force Out Peruvian President Lima, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Proceedings to force out Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for impeachment began in a countdown that might conclude next Thursday when the Parliament votes for his resignation. Argentinean Oil Company to Make Large Investment in Bolivian Fields 16 de diciembre de 2017, 00:20La Paz, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean oil company YPF E&P SA has outlined an investment of $679 million USD for prospecting and exploiting works in the Abapo area, Bolivian department of Santa Cruz, said today Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez. According to Sanchez, the Cabinet of Ministers passed a preliminary bill authorizing the signing of an agreement of oil services between Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) and YPF E&P SA from Argentina, for prospecting and exploiting hydrocarbons in Abapo. Business Confidence Increases in Japan Tokyo, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Tankan quarterly report on the economic situation of the Bank of Japan said today that the confidence of Japanese big companies improved in December. An Ultradilute Quantum Liquid Made From Ultra-cold Atoms 16 de diciembre de 2017, 00:09Madrid, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Liquids and gases are two different phases of matter that are part of our everyday life. While gases are dilute, compressible and take the size of their container, liquids are dense, have a fixed volume and in small quantities form droplets. Colombia Rejects US Suppression on Internet 16 de diciembre de 2017, 00:09Bogota, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Communications Minister David Luna has defended here today the free and equal internet, in rejection of the derogation of net neutrality approved by the FCC of the United States. University of Tokyo Group Develops Self-healing Glass 16 de diciembre de 2017, 00:05Tokyo,Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Japanese researchers say they have developed a type of glass that can be repaired without heating. Cuba Increases Investment in Hotel Industry 15 de diciembre de 2017, 15:38Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourism authorities expressed their interest in consolidating hotel''s facilities, in order to increase the already rising spiral of foreign visitors. Oil Prices Rise Due to Pipeline Closure London, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose again due to the closure of the Forties pipeline that transports crude from the North Sea to the United Kingdom. Turkey to Demand Condemnation of US Decision on Jerusalem at the UN Ankara, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced today that his country will demand before the United Nations (UN) a condemnation of the decision of the US government to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Cuba Looks for Oil Production Stability Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The development of energy potential in Cuba seeks to stabilize oil production today, a strategy exemplified by a refinery in the central province of Cienfuegos. War Veteran Association's Sixth Congress Concludes in Vietnam Hanoi, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The sixth National Congress of the Vietnam War Veterans'' Association (VWVA) ended today with the introduction of a 98-member Central Committee for the 2017-2022 period led by Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Van Duoc.