Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Third Seminar China-Latin America to be Held in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14664&SEO=third-seminar-china-latin-america-to-be-held-in-cuba 24 de junio de 2017, 00:18Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The third Seminar China-Latin America will be held next week here, to tackle joint actions in the field of renewable energy and climate change, said a source related to the event. Cuba Presents Its Experiences on Urbanism in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14649&SEO=cuba-presents-its-experiences-on-urbanism-in-argentina Buenos Aires, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba brought today to the 26th General Assembly of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urbanism, which brings together delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean, their experiences and challenges in implementing a quality urban agenda. Three Day Strike Causes LIAT to Lose Millions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14647&SEO=three-day-strike-causes-liat-to-lose-millions Saint John, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) LIAT 1974 Limited has quantified the value of the mass cancellation in bookings and the other expenses it incurred following a strike by its pilots as being in the region of EC $7 million or US 2,5. Cuban Farmers Repudiate Interventionist Policy of Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14646&SEO=cuban-farmers-repudiate-interventionist-policy-of-donald-trump Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Small Farmers has repudiated the speech made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, which they described as interventionist, rhetorical, manipulative and out of context. Italian Senator Criticizes US Policy Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14643&SEO=italian-senator-criticizes-us-policy-towards-cuba Rome, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the ruling Democratic Party, Daniela Valentini, today described as irresponsible the policy raised by U.S. President Donald Trump on Cuba. Millions in Losses Due to Electronic Fraud in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14642&SEO=millions-in-losses-due-to-electronic-fraud-in-panama Panama, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Losses stem from electronic fraud in Panama as a result of the cloning of credit and debit cards, among other crimes, has now reached nearly $3 million USD. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain Demand Qatar to Cut Ties with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14641&SEO=saudi-arabia-uae-bahrain-demand-qatar-to-cut-ties-with-iran Riyadh, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Qatar has to curb its diplomatic relations with Iran and cut off all ties with terrorist organizations, four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia demanded today as a condition to resume ties with the emirate. China to Hold 15th East Asia Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14633&SEO=china-to-hold-15th-east-asia-forum Beijing, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced today that the 15th East Asia Forum will be held in the central province of Hunan from June 29 to July 1st. Air France Celebrates 19 Years Flying to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14632&SEO=air-france-celebrates-19-years-flying-to-cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Air France has celebrated 19 years of flying to Cuba in a time of booming island tourism, which closed 2016 with more than four million foreign visitors. China and Cuba Agree to Deepen Economic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14627&SEO=china-and-cuba-agree-to-deepen-economic-cooperation By Damy Vales Pakistan's Current Account Deficit Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14625&SEO=pakistans-current-account-deficit-increases Islamabad, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s current account deficit (CAD) increased by 178 percent year-on-year when reaching 8,9 billion dollars in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (July-May), today reported the State Bank (SBP). Saint Lucia Will Shortly Build First Solar Park http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14622&SEO=saint-lucia-will-shortly-build-first-solar-park Castries, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The construction of the first photovoltaic park in Saint Lucia will start in September, and will generate electricity in the summer of 2018, announced Stephenson King, Minister of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour Thursday. Cuban Ministry of Sciences Analyzes 2016 Budget Impact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14614&SEO=cuban-ministry-of-sciences-analyzes-2016-budget-impact Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The expenditure in Cuba in Scientific and Technological Activities (ACT), in the year 2016, reached 781.8 million pesos, reported today the official from the Cuban Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Armando Rodriguez. China Studies First Law on Control of Soil Pollution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14605&SEO=china-studies-first-law-on-control-of-soil-pollution Beijing, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Legislators discussed today the rough draft of the country''s first law on soil pollution control and prevention. UN Security Council Begins Visit to Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14594&SEO=un-security-council-begins-visit-to-haiti United Nations, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council began today a three-day visit to Haiti, seeking to pave the way for a new relation between the organization and the Caribbean country. Uganda World Summit to Help Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14591&SEO=uganda-world-summit-to-help-refugees Kampala, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Head of states and government began today here an extraordinary world summit aimed at gathering funds to make life less tragic to the displaced who have found sanctuary in this country. Accusations of Corruption Grow Against Mexican Former Governor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14590&SEO=accusations-of-corruption-grow-against-mexican-former-governor Mexico, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Accussations of corruption to officials of the former governor of Chihuahua, Cesar Duarte, total today 50, the last two for misuse of resources valued at 12 million pesos (about $650,000 USD at current exchange rates). Lula Advances in Voting Intention for Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14589&SEO=lula-advances-in-voting-intention-for-presidential-elections Brasilia, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva won two percentage points in the citizens'' voting intention in the face of possible early elections, according to a survey by Poder 360 portal released today. Timor-Leste Minister of State Highlights Cuban Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14586&SEO=timor-leste-minister-of-state-highlights-cuban-collaboration Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Timor Leste''s Minister of State, Antonio da Conceição, has highlighted today the collaboration his country has maintained with Cuba in the fields of education and health. Germany Supports EU Trade Agreements with Mexico and MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14584&SEO=germany-supports-eu-trade-agreements-with-mexico-and-mercosur Berlin, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries ratified her country''s support to the trade agreements negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Mexico, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), and Japan. India Doubles Number of Tourists in a Decade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14571&SEO=india-doubles-number-of-tourists-in-a-decade New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) India doubled the arrival of foreign tourists in a decade from 4,44 million in 2006 to 8,78 million last year, today revealed a sector ministry statement. US Congresswoman Calls for Uniting Efforts for Engaging Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14544&SEO=us-congresswoman-calls-for-uniting-efforts-for-engaging-cuba Washington, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is one of the lawmakers who calls today in the United States for engaging Cuba, despite the new restrictions announced by President Donald Trump. Jamaica Opens Process for Workers Abroad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14543&SEO=jamaica-opens-process-for-workers-abroad 21 de junio de 2017, 13:05Kingston, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican Ministry for Labour and Social Security will carry out processes for lease (or contract) to participate in the Overseas Employment Program from June 26 to July 17, according to Jamaican newspaper The Observer. Lt. Governor of Minnesota, US, Promotes Trade Relations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14539&SEO=lt.-governor-of-minnesota-us-promotes-trade-relations-in-cuba San Jose, Cuba, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Tina Smith, accompanied by a large delegation, visited the western Cuban province of Mayabeque, mainly agricultural, to promote business and trade relations, local radio reported. China's Top Advisory Body Receives Cuban Parliamentary Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14536&SEO=chinas-top-advisory-body-receives-cuban-parliamentary-leader Beijing, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) President, Yu Zhengzheng, and Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP) President, Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, reaffirmed the reciprocal support between the two nations. Chinese Premier to Attend Summer Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14535&SEO=chinese-premier-to-attend-summer-davos Beijing,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Premier Li Keqiang will attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as Summer Davos, from June 26-28 in China''s northeastern coastal city Dalian, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced today. Cuban Tests of Wind Energy Deemed Satiisfactory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14531&SEO=cuban-tests-of-wind-energy-deemed-satiisfactory 21 de junio de 2017, 11:35Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities informed today that the operation of a trial eolic park in the north-entral region of Cuba showed viability of this type of energy for the island. Record 141 Million People in Need of Humanitarian Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14530&SEO=record-141-million-people-in-need-of-humanitarian-aid United Nations, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An unprecedented 141 million people in 37 countries need help to survive, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. Forest Wild Fire in Portugal Was Started With Criminal Intentions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14529&SEO=forest-wild-fire-in-portugal-was-started-with-criminal-intentions Lisbon, 21 June (Prensa Latina) The head of the Portuguese Fire Department, Jaime Marta Soares, said at a press conference that the fire that left at least 64 dead and 179 wounded could have a criminal origin. Iran Supports Iraq's Antiterrorist Struggle, Palestinian Resistance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14527&SEO=iran-supports-iraqs-antiterrorist-struggle-palestinian-resistance Tehran, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Wednesday guaranteed its support for the struggle against the Islamic State (ISIS), but underlined that the fight against terrorism cannot relegate the resistance against Israel''s Zionism and the liberation of Jerusalem. PT of Brazil Ratifies Unrestricted Defense of Cuba's Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14525&SEO=pt-of-brazil-ratifies-unrestricted-defense-of-cubas-sovereignty Brasilia, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Workers' Party (PT) ratified today its unrestricted defense of Cuba''s sovereignty and non-interference by the US government in internal affairs in that Caribbean country. Putin considers Brazil Important Trading Partner of Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14522&SEO=putin-considers-brazil-important-trading-partner-of-russia Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin described Brazil today as an important trading partner of Russia when meeting at the Kremlin with his South American peer, Michel Temer, who is here on an official visit. Cuban Pig Production Keeps Rising Despite Difficulties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14520&SEO=cuban-pig-production-keeps-rising-despite-difficulties Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Despite the economic difficulties Cuba is facing, the pork production is on an upward trend and is expected to reach a record figure of 200,000 tons this year, an official source said today. Bahrain to Revoke Passports of Nationals Who Visit Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14499&SEO=bahrain-to-revoke-passports-of-nationals-who-visit-qatar Manama,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Bahrain''s Interior Ministry has issued an order according to which the passport of any Bahraini citizen who travels to Qatar, resides there, or even crosses Qatari soil en route to other countries, would be revoked. FMLN Rejects Trump Interference Policy Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14498&SEO=fmln-rejects-trump-interference-policy-against-cuba San Salvador, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Martí for National Liberation Front (FMLN) ratified today its solidarity with Cuba and rejected the intervention measures recently announced by US President Donald Trump. More Than 57,000 People Affected By Rain in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14495&SEO=more-than-57000-people-affected-by-rain-in-guatemala Guatemala, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) More than 57,000 people have been affected to this day by torrential downpours in recent days, associated, by experts, with the incidence of a low pressure system in Guatemala. Evo Morales Fights for Reciprocity Principles With Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14494&SEO=evo-morales-fights-for-reciprocity-principles-with-chile La Paz, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales today urged the Chilean government to comply with the principles of reciprocity and bilateralism during the abbreviated trial that the nine Bolivians detained in the neighboring country are attending on Tuesday. Canada New Coin Glows in the Dark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14493&SEO=canada-new-coin-glows-in-the-dark Ottawa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s new glow-in-the-dark, two-dollar coin sure does glitter. European Parliament Commission Ratifies Agreement Cuba-EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14491&SEO=european-parliament-commission-ratifies-agreement-cuba-eu Brussels,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Commission of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament approved today the Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation for the normalization of relations between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016. South African Airways Assures Will Pay Debt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14488&SEO=south-african-airways-assures-will-pay-debt Pretoria, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) South African Airways (SAA) said Tuesday it is optimistic it will be able to meet its debt obligations amounting to 688,446,321 USD by the end of June, SA News reported. China Seeks Positive Results in Security Talks with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14487&SEO=china-seeks-positive-results-in-security-talks-with-usa Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign ministry stated today that this country will work with US for positive results during the first diplomatic and security dialogue. Panama-Varela Suggests Trump to Make Progress in Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14484&SEO=panama-varela-suggests-trump-to-make-progress-in-relations-with-cuba Panama, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Carlos Varela stated to his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, the opportunity to make progress on what has been achieved in the bilateral ties with Cuba. BRICS Group asks for Macroeconomic Policy Coordination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14475&SEO=brics-group-asks-for-macroeconomic-policy-coordination Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of Finance and governors of the Central Banks of the Brics Group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Afrioa) boost today the coordination of their macroeconomic policies, assured Chinese minister of Finance, Xiao Jie. Chinese Businesspeople Explore Ethiopian Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14466&SEO=chinese-businesspeople-explore-ethiopian-potential Addis Ababa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Executive officers of 70 Chinese companies are currently exploring new business opportunities in Ethiopia, in areas such as information and communication technologies (ICT). Companies from Malaysia and Ecuador Awarded Oil Contract by Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14461&SEO=companies-from-malaysia-and-ecuador-awarded-oil-contract-by-mexico Mexico, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Government awarded a second oil contract, out of 15 included in the First Lease of the 2nd Round of the Energy Reform, to foreign companies. Mining Entrepreneurs in Legal Battle Against S.A. Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14448&SEO=mining-entrepreneurs-in-legal-battle-against-s.a.-government Pretoria, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African government gets ready for a judicial battle against powerful Mining Chamber of South Africa, which rejects the recently published Mining Chart of 2017, that among other purposes, wants to increase the number of black owners in the sector of mining. Syria, Cuba Ratify Interest in Parliamentary Exchanges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14447&SEO=syria-cuba-ratify-interest-in-parliamentary-exchanges Damascus, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Ayman Malandi, President of the Syrian parliamentary friendship group with Cuba, reaffirmed today the interest in exchanges between the two countries during a meeting with the island''s ambassador, Rogerio Santana. Exports of Bolivian Quinoa Generates Millions in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14440&SEO=exports-of-bolivian-quinoa-generates-millions-in-profits La Paz, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Exports of Bolivian Quinoa have reported today revenues higher to $16 million USD, profits generated between January and March this year by selling 6,672 tons of the cereal. Cuba Defends Right to Grant Asylum to U.S. Civil Rights Fighters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14439&SEO=cuba-defends-right-to-grant-asylum-to-u.s.-civil-rights-fighters Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today defended his country''s right to grant political asylum to U.S. civil rights fighters, and made it clear that those people will not be returned to the United States. Cuba Underlines Understanding and Firmness in Ties with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14438&SEO=cuba-underlines-understanding-and-firmness-in-ties-with-china Beijing, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) High-level representatives of the Cuban parliament and the Communist Party have praised here today the sustained understanding and firmness in the ties with the Chinese people and government. Baracoa, Attractive Scenery for Cuban Adventure Travel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14437&SEO=baracoa-attractive-scenery-for-cuban-adventure-travel Baracoa, Cuba, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The eastern Cuban city of Baracoa draws today the attention of travelers who come to this island with the intention of spending holidays related to nature and adventure. Ebola Vaccine Developed in Canada Shows Promising Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14436&SEO=ebola-vaccine-developed-in-canada-shows-promising-results Ottawa, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccine, developed in Canada, was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants 6 months after immunization. Cuba Highlights Strong Rejection to Trump's Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14435&SEO=cuba-highlights-strong-rejection-to-trumps-policy Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday highlighted the strong rejection of the policy announced recently by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the Caribbean island. Chinese President Predicts a Golden Decade for BRICS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14434&SEO=chinese-president-predicts-a-golden-decade-for-brics Beijing, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping said today that cooperation between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries will be more productive and will mark the begining of a new golden decade. Cuba Repeats Willingness to Continue Respectful Dialogue with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14433&SEO=cuba-repeats-willingness-to-continue-respectful-dialogue-with-u.s. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains its willingness to continue a respectful dialogue and cooperation in matters of common interest with the United States, and to negotiate pending bilateral issues, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stressed here on Monday. Puerto Ricans Attend UN with New Political Scene http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14430&SEO=puerto-ricans-attend-un-with-new-political-scene San Juan, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Ricans are attending today the United Nations Committee on Decolonization in New York, in a bankruptcy scenario and the U.S. imposition of a fiscal control board. Coal Unions Postpone Strike in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14416&SEO=coal-unions-postpone-strike-in-india New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) After a meeting with the Indian authorities, coal unions postponed a three-day strike that should begin today in protest of pension and wages policies. Infrastructure Grows in Varadero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14413&SEO=infrastructure-grows-in-varadero Havana, Jun 19(Prensa Latina) The main Cuban resort of Varadero today exhibits a sustained growth of its infrastructure and several proyects to ensure the future of this resort, said official sources. Nicaragua Reiterates Brotherhood with Cuba Again US Aggressive Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14412&SEO=nicaragua-reiterates-brotherhood-with-cuba-again-us-aggressive-policy Managua, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today rejected the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to reverse the process of normalization of relations with Cuba begun by his predecessor, Barack Obama. 2017 BRICS Games Kicks Off in Guangzhou,China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14411&SEO=2017-brics-games-kicks-off-in-guangzhouchina Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The curtain was raised on the first ever BRICS Games at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center on Saturday evening. China Court Sentences 7 Over Falsifying Air Quality Data http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14407&SEO=china-court-sentences-7-over-falsifying-air-quality-data Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese court sentenced seven people, including the heads of two environmental protection branches, to imprisonments of over one year for falsifying air quality monitoring data. Solidarity With Cuba in Italy and Against Intensification of Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14406&SEO=solidarity-with-cuba-in-italy-and-against-intensification-of-blockade Rome, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Friendship with Cuba in Italy (Anaic) today reasserted here its solidarity with the government and people of the island to the resurgence of the aggressiveness of the U.S. government. US Intensifies Support to Armed Groups in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14404&SEO=us-intensifies-support-to-armed-groups-in-syria Damascus, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The United States intensifies military and operational support to armed groups of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units of Syria and other opposition groups, press media denounced in the Syrian capital Sunday. More Than 168 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14403&SEO=more-than-168-million-children-are-victims-of-child-labor-ilo-says La Habana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. Cuban Parliamentary Delegation Concludes Visit to Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14401&SEO=cuban-parliamentary-delegation-concludes-visit-to-vietnam Hanoi, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Esteban Lazo, president of Cuba''s National Assembly (Parliament) concluded, together with the delegation he presides, an official visit to Vietnam, which maximum authorities asseted to him their will to keep strengthening the relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba. Separatist Demostrations Escalate in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14394&SEO=separatist-demostrations-escalate-in-india New Delhi,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The separatists demostrations in the north of Bengala continue today after riotings and the death of 3 persons among the protesters and the police. BRICS Agriculture Ministers Promote Cooperation in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14384&SEO=brics-agriculture-ministers-promote-cooperation-in-china Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agriculture ministers highlighted today the importance of cooperation and food security in Nanjing, in the south of the country. China Removes Restrictions on Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14382&SEO=china-removes-restrictions-on-foreign-investment Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) China issued today a list eliminating 27 restrictions on eight sectors for foreign investment in its free trade zones. India Tops the List of Main Remittances Recipients in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14372&SEO=india-tops-the-list-of-main-remittances-recipients-in-2016 New Delhi, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) With 62.7 billion dollars India is at the top of the list of countries who received with more remittances last years, noted a report spread in this capital. Trump's Cuba Policy to Affect U.S. Travelers and Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14368&SEO=trumps-cuba-policy-to-affect-u.s.-travelers-and-companies 16 de junio de 2017, 16:36Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition noted today that the changes announced by President Donald Trump regarding his Cuba policy will affect U.S. citizens interested in traveling to the neighboring island. Power Plant in Syrian City of Daraa Out of Service http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14353&SEO=power-plant-in-syrian-city-of-daraa-out-of-service Damascus, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Al Naimah power station, which supplies the city of Daraa, was reportedly shut down after suffering a terrorist attack. China, Brazil Prepare for Next BRICS Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14350&SEO=china-brazil-prepare-for-next-brics-summit Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira agreed to work on preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Djibouti On Alert as Eritrea Occupies Territory Abandoned by Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14346&SEO=djibouti-on-alert-as-eritrea-occupies-territory-abandoned-by-qatar Djibuti,Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Djibouti accused neighbouring Eritrea on Friday of occupying a disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers. Cuba and Vietnam to Increase Common Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14341&SEO=cuba-and-vietnam-to-increase-common-ties Hanoi, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Topics of relations between Vietnam and Cuba with a view to strengthening it were reportedly discussed today at a meeting of the President of the National Assembly of People''s Power, Esteban Lazo, with authorities of Ho Chi Minh City. China Expects Positive Signs in the Korean Peninsula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14337&SEO=china-expects-positive-signs-in-the-korean-peninsula Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) China expects the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea to continue to show goodwill toward each other, the Foreign Ministry informed today. Cuban Vice President Meets Mexican Secretaries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14335&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-mexican-secretaries Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Ricardo Cabrisas, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Economy and Planning, has received the Secretaries of Economy and Health of Mexico, Ildefonso Guajardo and Jose Narro, respectively, it was officially reported today. Central Bank of Cuba Puts New Currency in Circulation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14324&SEO=central-bank-of-cuba-puts-new-currency-in-circulation Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Cuba announced today that it will gradually put into circulation a new metallic coin worth 5 Cuban pesos from July 3. Asian Bank AIIB Approves First Capital Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14320&SEO=asian-bank-aiib-approves-first-capital-investment Seoul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved its first capital investment of $150 million USD to attract private capital for development projects in India. Cuban Hotels Work for a Sustainable Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14300&SEO=cuban-hotels-work-for-a-sustainable-tourism Ciego de Avila, Cuba (Prensa Latina) A group of hotels in the Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey have achieved good results in meeting environmental standards aimed at achieving sustainable tourism. USA Handling of Ghanian Deportees is Innhuman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14295&SEO=usa-handling-of-ghanian-deportees-is-innhuman Accra, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Member of Parliament for South Tongo constituency in the Volta region Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned the inhumane treatment of Ghanaian deportees from the USA. Geneva Summit Discusses Women at Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14291&SEO=geneva-summit-discusses-women-at-work Geneva, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The 106th International Labor Conference, which continues its sessions here, is holding a summit today to discuss how to make up a better future for women at work. Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Tensions Persists Due to US Meddling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14290&SEO=eritrea-ethiopia-border-tensions-persists-due-to-us-meddling Asmara,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has accused the United States of being the architects of the borderline tension between them and neighbouring Ethiopia. Computer Problem Costs Millions to British Airways http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14289&SEO=computer-problem-costs-millions-to-british-airways London, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) IAG consortium CEO Willie Walsh said today that a computer breakdown will cost British Airways 80 million pounds (92 million euros). Greece Concerned About Its Economic Stability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14287&SEO=greece-concerned-about-its-economic-stability Berlin, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities expressed today their concern about the country''s economic stability, dependent on dealings with its creditors and the unblocking of the next tranche of financial aid. China Confirms Million-dollar Economic Losses Due to Typhoon Merbok http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14286&SEO=china-confirms-million-dollar-economic-losses-due-to-typhoon-merbok Beijing, June 15 (Prensa Latina) China has confirmed the evacuation of 12,000 Guandong province residents and direct economic losses of $ 38 million after Typhoon Merbok, officials press informed today. Luanda Port Receives Fewer Ships and More Cargo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14285&SEO=luanda-port-receives-fewer-ships-and-more-cargo 15 de junio de 2017, 11:36Luanda, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s largest port in Luanda has received fewer long-haul ships but moved a larger number of goods compared to 2016, official sources reported on occasion of its founding 72 years ago. Putin Jokes About Possible Asylum for Former FBI Director http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14282&SEO=putin-jokes-about-possible-asylum-for-former-fbi-director Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today joked about granting political asylum to the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, after he talked about his recordings of his conversations with Donald Trump. The West Has Always Sought to Contain Russia With Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14280&SEO=the-west-has-always-sought-to-contain-russia-with-sanctions Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia has always been under pressure of sanctions from abroad to halt its development, even before the triumph of the Socialist October Revolution, pointed out today president Vladimir Putin. Iran Exports more Food to Qatar amid Crisis in Persian Gulf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14278&SEO=iran-exports-more-food-to-qatar-amid-crisis-in-persian-gulf Tehran, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Iran sent more food to Qatar today after exporting three tons of fresh fish and 180 tons of fruit and vegetables to alleviate shortages suffered by the emirate over the boycott of three Persian Gulf countries. Peru to Sign Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14241&SEO=peru-to-sign-free-trade-agreement-with-australia-and-india Lima, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Peru adjusts its views ahead of the start of negotiations to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India in the near future, officials announced today. Mexico Earthquake:Many Injured as Quake Hits Guatemalan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14240&SEO=mexico-earthquakemany-injured-as-quake-hits-guatemalan-border Mexico, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) At least six people injured are the toll of the seven-degree earthquake on the Richter scale that struck Chiapas in southern Mexico at dawn today. DPRK Reasserts Position for Reunification with S.Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14238&SEO=dprk-reasserts-position-for-reunification-with-s.korea Pyongyang, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reaaserted Wednesday its position to establish talks without foreign interference, to reach the reconciliation, reunification and pacific coexistence with South Korea. Turkey Wants to Open Embassies in All African States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14235&SEO=turkey-wants-to-open-embassies-in-all-african-states Ankara, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey aims to open embassies in all African countries, a senior foreign ministry official said today. Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel Preferred by Canadians and Europeans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14229&SEO=pullman-cayo-coco-hotel-preferred-by-canadians-and-europeans Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel located in the north of Ciego de Avila, one of the central provinces of the island of Cuba, is now in the preference of Canadian and European tourists, with a high occupation percent. Cuban Foreign Minister to Visit European Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14227&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-to-visit-european-countries Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will visit the European states of Turkey, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, and the Vatican, the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. More US Travelers Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14224&SEO=more-us-travelers-visit-cuba Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI) has reported today that about 284,565 Americans visited Cuba until late May this year, making it the same amount of those who came in 2016. Cuban Coffee Industry Receives Benefits of International Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14219&SEO=cuban-coffee-industry-receives-benefits-of-international-cooperation Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The coffee industry in Cuba has received the benefits of new international cooperation projects, which are an important complement for state investments, a national expert said today. Pakistani Trade Deficit Reaches Record High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14205&SEO=pakistani-trade-deficit-reaches-record-high Islamabad, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s trade deficit increased by 42 percent year-on-year when reaching a 29,9-billion-dollard record in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (July-May), today reported the National Bureau of Statistics. Bolivia to Regulate Gold Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14200&SEO=bolivia-to-regulate-gold-market La Paz, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Mining Ministry Cesar Navarro said that in the coming months he will present a comprehensive plan to regulate and oversee the purchase of gold in the country. US-Canada Commercial Dispute on Timber Taxes Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14194&SEO=us-canada-commercial-dispute-on-timber-taxes-continues Ottawa, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Canada and the United States have not resolve their commercial dispute, because Washington has imposed taxes up to 24 percent on timber imports from its northern neighboring country. US Democratic Senators Ask to Expand Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14172&SEO=us-democratic-senators-ask-to-expand-relations-with-cuba Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A group of 14 Democratic senators urged the administration of Donald Trump to maintain and expand the US economic and political approach to Cuba, when local media today show the possibility of a reversal. Venezuela:Opposition Governor Henrique Capriles Diverts Funds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14171&SEO=venezuelaopposition-governor-henrique-capriles-diverts-funds Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the Venezuelan state of Miranda, Henrique Capriles, is using the resources and funds distributed for the development of sports in Miranda with political purposes, denounced Alexander Vargas, viceminister of sports in Miranda Tuesday. Egyptian Parliament Passes the Cession of Islands to Riyadh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14170&SEO=egyptian-parliament-passes-the-cession-of-islands-to-riyadh Cairo, June 13 (Prensa Latina) After three days of debates, the Egyptian Parliament''s Committee on Legislative and Constitutional Affairs spoke today in favor of the government''s decision to cede Saudi Arabia two strategic Red Sea islands. Uruguay: Public Education Workers in 24-Hour Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14168&SEO=uruguay-public-education-workers-in-24-hour-strike Montevideo, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The public education workers (primary, secondary, teacher training and university) are now on a strike of 24 hours in the entire country, demanding a bigger budget and salaries for the sector. Villagers Return to Freed Areas South of Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14166&SEO=villagers-return-to-freed-areas-south-of-syrian-capital Damascus, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of villagers began returning to Drousa, Khan Sheikh and Darkbaye villages in southern Damascus, while the final touches of infrastructure restoration are underway, officials said. El Salvador, Cuba Explore Niche Markets in Business Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14162&SEO=el-salvador-cuba-explore-niche-markets-in-business-forum San Salvador, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The development of nautical charts on the coast of Acajutla and La Union stands out among possible future collaborations between El Salvador and Cuba, which continue today a business forum. Increase in Oil Demand to Help Market Balance, According to OPEC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14160&SEO=increase-in-oil-demand-to-help-market-balance-according-to-opec London, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The increase of 2.1 percent in crude oil demand will favor a rebalancing of the market, but in the second half of 2017, a pace slower than expected, OPEC reported today. Opposition Economists Reject Call for General Strike in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14157&SEO=opposition-economists-reject-call-for-general-strike-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Opposition economists rejected the call for a national strike by MP Fredy Guevara, leader of the right-wing Popular Party in a demonstration at the east of the capital. More Than 6,000 Displaced Due to Floods in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14155&SEO=more-than-6000-displaced-due-to-floods-in-uruguay Montevideo, June 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 6,163 people remain displaced by floods today in four departments of Northwestern Uruguay, where the waters of the homonymous river will continue to rise between this and the coming week. France Demands End of US Subsidies to Boeing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14154&SEO=france-demands-end-of-us-subsidies-to-boeing Paris, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) France today demanded the end of the subsidies granted by the United States to the aeronautical company Boeing, considering that they are an obstacle to the rules of fair trade. UN-Cuba Denounces That US Blockade is Still in Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14153&SEO=un-cuba-denounces-that-us-blockade-is-still-in-force United Nations, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has denounced today at the United Nations that the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade and its extraterritorial scope, recently expressed in a fine to a Canadian subsidiary corporation of the American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC). Lack of African Economic Success to Increase Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14152&SEO=lack-of-african-economic-success-to-increase-migration Berlin, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Bundesbank (German Central Bank) President Jens Weidmann warned here today that the lack of African economic success will increase the migratory pressure on Europe. Vietnam and Cuba Evoke History of Friendship and Solidarity Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14150&SEO=vietnam-and-cuba-evoke-history-of-friendship-and-solidarity-ties Hanoi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Remembering is to live again and more than 100 Vietnamese professionals trained in Cuba did so during a meeting with National People''s Power Assembly President, Esteban Lazo, where the friendship between both peoples was reaffirmed. Iran Confirms: Qatar Crisis is Result of Riyadh Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14149&SEO=iran-confirms-qatar-crisis-is-result-of-riyadh-summit Tehran, Jun 13 (prensa Latina) Iran reiterated today that the crisis of several Arab countries with Qatar is a consequence of the Riyadh summit organized by Saudi Arabia with the United States, whose government blamed for destabilizing the region. Natural Disasters Burden Developing Countries, FAO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14147&SEO=natural-disasters-burden-developing-countries-fao-says Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Agriculture in developing countries has accounted for 23 percent of all damages and losses caused by medium and large-scale disasters between 2006 and 2016, FAO said today. French Airline Corsair Flying to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14142&SEO=french-airline-corsair-flying-to-cuba Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) French airline Corsair has started direct flights to Cuba with Boeing 747-400 of 533 seats, as part of the increase in tourism and relations between these two countries. Cuban Resort Expects 1, 5 Million Foreign Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14141&SEO=cuban-resort-expects-1-5-million-foreign-tourists-in-2017 Matanzas, Cuba, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Cuban resort, Varadero, plans the arrival of million and a half of foreign tourists for 2017, forecast Ivis Fernandez, delegate of the Toruism Ministry (Mintur) in the province of Matanzas, where the famous destination is located. Cuba Hosts Agricultural and Forestry Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14135&SEO=cuba-hosts-agricultural-and-forestry-convention Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 19 countries are holding today an International Agricultural and Forestry Convention in Cuba, focused on the problems of agricultural yields and the functioning of the sector''s productive chains. Qatar Hosted Taliban at U.S.A Request http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14100&SEO=qatar-hosted-taliban-at-u.s.a-request Doha, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, have been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist groups. Strong Earthquake Hits Western Coast of Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14099&SEO=strong-earthquake-hits-western-coast-of-turkey Istanbul, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A 6.3-magnitude Richter scale earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey today, ioffshore Izmir district, with no human nor material casualties reported. South Sudan First Vice President Attends Sub-Regional Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14096&SEO=south-sudan-first-vice-president-attends-sub-regional-summit Juba, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan''s first vice-president Taban Deng Gay traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he will attend the extraordinary Intergovernmental Authority Development Summit (IGAD). Canada: Businessmen, Politicians Attend Montreal Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14095&SEO=canada-businessmen-politicians-attend-montreal-conference Ottawa, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The twenty-third edition of the Montreal Conference will begin today in that Canadian city with the presence of about 4,000 representatives of governments, civil society and the private sector of a dozen countries. Germany Conditions Economic Aid to Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14092&SEO=germany-conditions-economic-aid-to-africa Berlin, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The German government is holding a cooperation conference with Africa in this capital, in which it makes its economic aid to that continent conditional on political commitments. Qatar Starts Maritime Operations through Oman, Assisted by Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14088&SEO=qatar-starts-maritime-operations-through-oman-assisted-by-iran Doha, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Qatar today started the transportation of maritime cargo through Oman, after it was forced by a naval boycott imposed by neighboring countries that broke off diplomatic relations, while it continues receiving planes laden with food from Iran. Circular Economy and Marine Debris at G7 Meeting in Bologna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14082&SEO=circular-economy-and-marine-debris-at-g7-meeting-in-bologna Rome, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 environment ministers will dedicate today the second and final day of their meeting in Bologna to marine debris and the three ''R'' of the circular economy: reduce, reuse and recycle. Turkish Products Begin to Invade Supermarkets in Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14080&SEO=turkish-products-begin-to-invade-supermarkets-in-qatar Ankara, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Numerous Turkish products are beginning to invade the shelves of shops in Qatar, as neighboring Arab states feel the commercial embargo, according to the newspaper Hürriyet. India Boosts Steel Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14075&SEO=india-boosts-steel-production New Delhi, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) India will increase its steel production in 8.9 percent annually as average over the next five years going from 88.4 million metric tons in 2017 to 128.6 million metric tons in 2021, revealed a research today. French Development Agency to Finance Solar Plant in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14059&SEO=french-development-agency-to-finance-solar-plant-in-bolivia La Paz, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The French Development Agency (AFD) will finance with more than 12.8 million dollars the construction of a solar power plant in the Bolivian department of Oruro, the Ministry of Planning and Development confirmed. Evo Morales Highlights Willingness to Eradicate Extreme Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14056&SEO=evo-morales-highlights-willingness-to-eradicate-extreme-poverty La Paz, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today noted the aspiration to celebrate the bicentennial of the nation with the total eradication of extreme poverty, which in 2006 affected 38 percent of the population. General Motors Ordered to Respect Labor Rights in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14053&SEO=general-motors-ordered-to-respect-labor-rights-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Hall of the Supreme Court of Venezuela ordered the U.S. company General Motors to respect the workers'' right during the embargo imposed on April 14. China Favors Further Cooperation with Turkmenistan in Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14048&SEO=china-favors-further-cooperation-with-turkmenistan-in-silk-road Beijing, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly urged Turkmenistan to work together to promote its pragmatic cooperation in the framework of the Silk Road and Belt Economic Initiative, it was reported here today. ECLAC Reiterates Marked Inequality in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14033&SEO=eclac-reiterates-marked-inequality-in-latin-america 10 de junio de 2017, 00:20Santiago, Chile, June 10 (Prensa Latina) Latin America has lately remained the most unequal region around the world, despite all-important advances of the nations during the first decade and a half of the 21st century, according to ECLAC. Highlighted Tourism Growth in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14030&SEO=highlighted-tourism-growth-in-nicaragua 09 de junio de 2017, 17:39Managua, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan authorities highlighted the growth of tourism in the country, inaugurating today in this capital the 6th International Fair Fenitur 2017 of to this economic activity. Venezuela´s Weekly Oil Price at $41.74 USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14018&SEO=venezuelaas-weekly-oil-price-at-41.74-usd 09 de junio de 2017, 15:50Caracas, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan oil price concluded today at $41.74 USD per barrel, representing a fall of 4.02 percent compared to the previous week, said data issued by the Ministry of Petroleum. Cuba Highlights Link of Design, Environment, Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14012&SEO=cuba-highlights-link-of-design-environment-sustainable-development 09 de junio de 2017, 15:09Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban academician Milvia Pérez highlighted today the ties of the current design in her country with the environment and sustainable development. Quinoa Export Generates More Than $76 Million USD in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13999&SEO=quinoa-export-generates-more-than-76-million-usd-in-bolivia La Paz, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The export of quinoa, recognized today among the most nutrient rich grains, has allowed Bolivia to enter in 2016 more than $76 million USD despite the damages caused by drought. France, Corsair and Cuban Tourism Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13998&SEO=france-corsair-and-cuban-tourism-development Havana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With the recent arrival of the inaugural flight of the French airline Corsair, Cuban tourism emphasizes today a commitment to the travel industry with a strong eye towards Europe. More Than 160 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13997&SEO=more-than-160-million-children-are-victims-of-child-labor-ilo-says Geneva, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. SCO Shaping a New Trade Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13990&SEO=sco-shaping-a-new-trade-order Astana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With the formal entry of India and Pakistan, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a multilateral grouping, is consolidating its economic and political might while shaping a new trade order following the steps of the Belt and Road Initiative China is pushing forward. BRICS Media in Search of Shared Future Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13986&SEO=brics-media-in-search-of-shared-future-opportunities Beijing, June 9 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) media are betting on opportunities for a shared future in order to advance as a bloc in the balance and agreement of international criteria. Bolivia and Uruguay Strengthen Customs Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13983&SEO=bolivia-and-uruguay-strengthen-customs-cooperation La Paz, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Governments of Bolivia and Uruguay will strengthen ties with a customs cooperation agreement to be in force on June 15th. Oil Price in one-month Minimum by increase of inventories http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13977&SEO=oil-price-in-one-month-minimum-by-increase-of-inventories London, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell to a one-month low today, pushed by rising of US inventories and entry of Nigerian crude oil. WTO Advocates Greater Trade Contribution to Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13971&SEO=wto-advocates-greater-trade-contribution-to-development Geneva, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, called today for trade to contribute more to creating jobs and supporting growth and development. Emirates Post Group Stops All Types of Postal Services to Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13966&SEO=emirates-post-group-stops-all-types-of-postal-services-to-qatar Abu Dhabi,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Emirates Post Group, upon instructions of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, has suspended all postal services to Qatar in all its postal offices in the UAE from June 6, 2017, and will remain so until further notice. Another Puerto Rican former Governor Calls to Boycott Plebiscite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13965&SEO=another-puerto-rican-former-governor-calls-to-boycott-plebiscite San Juan, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican ex-governor Aníbal Acevedo joined today the call to boycott the plebiscite of status to be held next Sunday, promoted by the annexationist New Progressive Party (PNP). Strong Security Measures for Merkel's Visit to Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13963&SEO=strong-security-measures-for-merkels-visit-to-argentina Buenos Aires, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Detours in several streets and a large police deployment are registered today in this capital for the brief visit by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to this country. Costa Rica Defines Actions to Improve Oceans' Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13959&SEO=costa-rica-defines-actions-to-improve-oceans-health San Jose, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) About 100 high political, civil society and academia representatives are participating today and tomorrow in the Global Dialogue on Oceans, an event that Costa Rica hosts to define actions aimed at improving the health of that part of the planet. China: Second Largest Direct Investor Abroad in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13958&SEO=china-second-largest-direct-investor-abroad-in-2016 Beijing, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) China became the second country with the largest direct investment abroad in 2016, according to a report released today by official sources. Cuba: Luxury Hotel Marks a New Stage in Tourist Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13952&SEO=cuba-luxury-hotel-marks-a-new-stage-in-tourist-development Havana, June 8 (Prensa Latina) The opening of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski Havana marks a new stage in Cuba''s tourism development, highlighted the minister of the industry (MINTUR), Manuel Marrero. EC Proposes European Defense Fund http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13916&SEO=ec-proposes-european-defense-fund Brussels, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) proposed today an European Defense Fund aimed at coordinating investment with view to spend it in research, development of prototypes and purchase of equipment and military technology. Turkish Parliament to Vote Deployment of More Troops in Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13910&SEO=turkish-parliament-to-vote-deployment-of-more-troops-in-qatar Ankara, June 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkish parliament is to urgently debate a bill that would allow its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, according to the Sabah daily, citing official sources. UN-Cuba Urged the Developed World to Protect the Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13908&SEO=un-cuba-urged-the-developed-world-to-protect-the-oceans United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba demanded today at the United Nations Conference on Oceans the support of the developed world to the countries of the South with funding and technology to guarantee the protection and sustainable management of these marine areas. Cuban Tourism Minister Highlights Expedia Inc. Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13900&SEO=cuban-tourism-minister-highlights-expedia-inc.-work Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero highlighted today the important space for the commercialization of this recreational destination separated by the platforms of North American company Expedia Incorporated. Mexico City Dangerous Due to Robbery and Other Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13898&SEO=mexico-city-dangerous-due-to-robbery-and-other-crimes Mexico City, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City is today Mexico''s second-highest rate of theft to passers-by, a crime that increased 38.2 percent in the first four months of 2017. Spanish Foreign Minister: Russia is a Strategic Partner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13897&SEO=spanish-foreign-minister-russia-is-a-strategic-partner Moscow, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis today considered Russia a strategic partner when he met with his counterpart, Serguei Lavrov. OECD Publishes Growth Forecast for Latin American Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13893&SEO=oecd-publishes-growth-forecast-for-latin-american-countries Paris, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published today its biannual forecasts, which predicts a growth acceleration for some Latin American countries, and a contraction in others. South African Economy in Contraction: a Great Concern http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13888&SEO=south-african-economy-in-contraction-a-great-concern Pretoria, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The announcement on the contraction of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South Africa in the first quarter of 2017 is causing great concern in South Africa today, which suffered its last recession in 2009. Cuban Tourist Group to Widen Hotel Net in Varadero Beach http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13880&SEO=cuban-tourist-group-to-widen-hotel-net-in-varadero-beach Varadero, Cuba, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourist group GAVIOTA will widen its hotel net in Varadero Beach -the biggest resort of Cuba- now with 14 installations and almost 9,600 rooms with high quality. Germany is Concern of G20 Joint Statement on Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13858&SEO=germany-is-concern-of-g20-joint-statement-on-climate-change Berlin, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany expressed today its concern about the possibility to issue a joint statement regarding climate change, trade and migration flows. Cuba Sets Measures to Face the Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13856&SEO=cuba-sets-measures-to-face-the-drought Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities established measures today to face up to the current drought and a plan to solve the most pressing problems that are affecting water supply, according to the official newspaper Granma. UN: Israeli Occupation of Palestine Generates Humanitarian Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13855&SEO=un-israeli-occupation-of-palestine-generates-humanitarian-crisis United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli occupation of Palestine is half a century old today, a situation that generates chronic needs, warned UN humanitarian coordinator Robert Piper. Cuba Increases Private Accommodation for Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13850&SEO=cuba-increases-private-accommodation-for-tourists Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Private accommodation in Cuba has increased services and scope according to data from the American company Airbnb, specialized in tourism in private homes. South Africa's Economy Tumbles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13843&SEO=south-africas-economy-tumbles Pretoria, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted to -0.7% in the first quarter of 2017, down from 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa announced on Tuesday. Central Bank Cuts Forecast in Chilean Economy Expansion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13831&SEO=central-bank-cuts-forecast-in-chilean-economy-expansion Santiago de Chile, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Chile''s Central Bank cuts its forecasts for economic expansion this year, from 1 percent to 1.75 percent, as a result of the strike at the Escondida mine in early 2017. Cuba to Hold International Symposium on Beekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13825&SEO=cuba-to-hold-international-symposium-on-beekeeping Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The search for solutions to the production concrete problems is one of the objectives of a global symposium on beekeeping that will be held next week here, one of its organizers reported today. China Pardons Part of Angolan Debt and Opens Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13818&SEO=china-pardons-part-of-angolan-debt-and-opens-bank Luanda, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) China pardoned today a part of the Angolan debt and opened here a bank division, as part of the visit of the adviser of State of the State Council of this Asian country, Wang Yong. Nepal and China Sign Agreement on Hydroelectric Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13810&SEO=nepal-and-china-sign-agreement-on-hydroelectric-station Kathmandu, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Nepal and China signed an agreement today to develop the most important national project for a hydroelectric station, which will generate 1,200 megawatts and will be erected in the central area of the country. CARICOM Criticizes US Withdrawal From Paris Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13803&SEO=caricom-criticizes-us-withdrawal-from-paris-agreement Georgetown, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) criticized the decision by the US government to abandon the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Jamaica Observer newspaper reported today. Namibian President Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13802&SEO=namibian-president-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro Windhoek, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Namibian President Hage G. Geingob, gave a trbute to Cuban Revolution historical leader Fidel Castro Ruz Monday. Japan and China Will Boost Trade, Says Singaporean Ex-Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13801&SEO=japan-and-china-will-boost-trade-says-singaporean-ex-prime-minister Tokyo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Singaporean Former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said today that China and Japan should boost trade and economic integration in the Asian continent, with equal conditions and not as rivals. UN Demands Political Will to Protect Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13800&SEO=un-demands-political-will-to-protect-oceans United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Presidents attending the UN Conference on Oceans, Fuji Prime Minister, Josaia Vorege Bainimarama and Swedish minister Isabella Lovin will call today for political will to protect and ensure sustainable management of the seas. Storm Destroys 1,000 Refugee Homes in Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13795&SEO=storm-destroys-1000-refugee-homes-in-nigeria Abuja,Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Torrential rains and wind destroyed 1,000 makeshift homes in northeast Nigeria over the weekend, aggravating conditions for the thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram violence, the United Nations said. Togo to Head African Body Amid Controversy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13794&SEO=togo-to-head-african-body-amid-controversy Monrovia, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe began today his term in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with a controversy over the presence of an Israeli delegation at the summit. Middle East Political Uncertainty Weighs on Oil Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13792&SEO=middle-east-political-uncertainty-weighs-on-oil-price London, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Oil price fell today in the face of the uncertainty generated by the rupture of relations between Qatar and other Arab states, which could torpedo the OPEC agreement to limit crude oil production. Cuban Gov't Prioritizes Guaranteeing The Water Service to the People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13787&SEO=cuban-govt-prioritizes-guaranteeing-the-water-service-to-the-people Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Government prioritizes guaranteeing the water service to the population with a required quality, Granma newspaper reports. Homeless Persons Increase 150 Percent in Rio de Janeiro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13784&SEO=homeless-persons-increase-150-percent-in-rio-de-janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Jun 5, (Prensa Latina) The number of people in the street in this Brazilian city has increased in the last three years by approximately 150 percent, according to estimates released today by the Municipal Secretariat of Social Assistance. More Hurricanes Predicted This Season in the Atlantic Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13783&SEO=more-hurricanes-predicted-this-season-in-the-atlantic-ocean Washington, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Meteorologists at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center said today that the Atlantic Ocean could face another hurricane season above normal this year. ILO Debates on Global Employment Problems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13782&SEO=ilo-debates-on-global-employment-problems Geneva, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Unemployed people worldwide could surpass 201 million in 2017, while the disorderly emigration in search of labor options increases, with this background panorama, an international debate on the subject began today. Cuba Business Fair Helps Exchange between Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13781&SEO=cuba-business-fair-helps-exchange-between-companies Por Teyuné Díaz Díaz *Havana (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair, recently held in Havana, was a perfect setting to boost the country''s business management thanks to the participation of the main Cuban economic actors who promoted their products aiming at favoring the exchange. China To Host BRICS Media Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13769&SEO=china-to-host-brics-media-forum Beijing, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) This capital city will host this week the Media Forum of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) with the presence of leaders of 25 groups of communication agencies from thee five member countries. Increased Business Opportunities between Ecuador and Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13765&SEO=increased-business-opportunities-between-ecuador-and-russia Moscow, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador increased business opportunities with Russia after signing agreements and presenting achievements at the 21st International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, said diplomatic sources today. Bolivia Loses more than 100 Million USD Due to Chilean Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13762&SEO=bolivia-loses-more-than-100-million-usd-due-to-chilean-strike La Paz, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia had a loss of more than $100 million USD due to the 10-day strike staged by Chilean customs officers, President Evo Morales posted today on his Twitter account. Russia without Isolation and Open to the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13759&SEO=russia-without-isolation-and-open-to-the-world By Antonio Rondón García Moscow, June 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia is now free of isolation and open to the world, after signing deals for almost 1 trillion rubles (17.639 billion dollars) at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg. Asia's Largest Cruise Ship Starts Maiden Voyage in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13753&SEO=asias-largest-cruise-ship-starts-maiden-voyage-in-china Beijing, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Joy, the largest cruise ship in Asia, built mainly for the Chinese market, started its maiden voyage in the eastern city of Qingdao. European Parliament to Discuss Future of Climate Change Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13749&SEO=european-parliament-to-discuss-future-of-climate-change-agreement Brussels, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament will discuss the future of the Paris Agreement on climate change in mid-June following the announcement of the United States withdrawal, reported today the president of the Community institution, Antonio Tajani. Canada, Vietnam Trade Exchange Grows http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13746&SEO=canada-vietnam-trade-exchange-grows Ottawa, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Comercial exchange between Canada and Vietnam amounted to $ 70 million in the first quarter of 2017, representing a significant increase compared to the same period last year. Mexico Denounces Children Contamination With Lead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13739&SEO=mexico-denounces-children-contamination-with-lead Mexico, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 1,500 children working in mining in Vetagrande, Mexican state of Zacatecas, suffer physical and mental damages due to contamination by lead and other heavy metals, denounced today an editorial of La Jornada newspaper. Canada Helps Communities Attract Job Creating Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13738&SEO=canada-helps-communities-attract-job-creating-investment Ottawa, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) International trade and investment are vital to Canada''s economic growth and prosperity. More international investments in Canada mean more jobs for Canadian workers, more growth for our economy and a stronger middle class. Vietnamese Prime Minister Starts Visit to Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13737&SEO=vietnamese-prime-minister-starts-visit-to-japan Hanoi, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will start a visit to Japan on Sunday, in which he will foster bilateral relations characterized by its amplitude in several sectors. Death Toll in Mexico From Tropical Storm Beatriz Rises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13736&SEO=death-toll-in-mexico-from-tropical-storm-beatriz-rises México,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Six people were killed as Tropical Storm Beatriz dumped heavy rain on southwestern Mexico, causing landslides that destroyed homes, damaged roads and uprooted trees, emergency officials said today. Over 250 Billion Rubles of Contracts Signed at Russian Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13735&SEO=over-250-billion-rubles-of-contracts-signed-at-russian-forum Saint Petersburg, Russia, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The 21st International Economic Forum of Saint Petersburg ended today, with the signing of contracts for 250 billion Russian rubles (4.409 billion dollars) and the participation of 130 countries. Air, Water Quality Continue to Improve in Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13732&SEO=air-water-quality-continue-to-improve-in-beijing 03 de junio de 2017, 09:48Beijing, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Air pollutant density was lowered in Beijing while its surface water environment also improved in 2016, according to a report released by Beijing Municipal Environment Protection Bureau today. USA-March for Truth Organizers Have a Simple Demand,Investigate Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13731&SEO=usa-march-for-truth-organizers-have-a-simple-demandinvestigate-trump Washington,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina)Some 135 US cities will carry out thew March for Truth during this weekend to demand transparecy after Trum fired FBI Director James Comey. Stable China-EU Relations Built on Consensus on Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13729&SEO=stable-china-eu-relations-built-on-consensus-on-global-issues Beijing,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Stable relations between China and the European Union (EU) are built on consensus on a wide range of global issues including globalization and free trade, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in Brussels today while attending the 19th China-EU leaders'' meeting. Chinese Vice Premier Stresses Implementation of Sci-tech Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13728&SEO=chinese-vice-premier-stresses-implementation-of-sci-tech-program 03 de junio de 2017, 08:59Beijing, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina ) Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong today stressed the need for implementation of major science and technology programs to improve the country''s innovation capability. China, Germany Agree to Speed Up Talks on China-EU Investment Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13717&SEO=china-germany-agree-to-speed-up-talks-on-china-eu-investment-accord 02 de junio de 2017, 15:17Beijing, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Kegiang, who concluded today a tour through Europe and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, agreed to speed up talks on China-European Union (EU) investment accord to enrich cooperation and bilateral ties. El Salvador FM Meets Intense Agenda of Work in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13711&SEO=el-salvador-fm-meets-intense-agenda-of-work-in-france Paris, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador''s foreign minister, Hugo Martínez, is meeting in France an intense agenda focused on bilateral and regional relations, in a visit that ends today with the signing of an agreement in the education sector. Spanish Gov't Sends EU-Cuba Agreement to Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13710&SEO=spanish-govt-sends-eu-cuba-agreement-to-parliament Madrid, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government sent the so-called Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement signed in December 2016 between the European Union and Cuba to the Spanish Parliament, for its analysis and approval. Greece Clears Out Elliniko Refugee Camp http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13706&SEO=greece-clears-out-elliniko-refugee-camp Athens,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities move to relocate hundreds of refugee in a camp outside the Greek capital as the evacuation operation gets under way. PM: Excellent Malaysia-China Relations Doesn't Compromise Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13703&SEO=pm-excellent-malaysia-china-relations-doesnt-compromise-sovereignty Kuala Lumpur,Jun 2(Prensa Latina) The real and transformative results of the excellent relations that Malaysia and China have built do not compromise the country''s sovereignty one bit, Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. United Kingdom Disappointed with Trump Decision on Climate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13698&SEO=united-kingdom-disappointed-with-trump-decision-on-climate London, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The British Prime Minister, Theresa May told US President Donald Trump her disappointment for the withdrawal of that country from the Paris Accord on Climate Change, reported today a government spokesperson. Ecuador Calls for a Global Alliance Against Poverty at Monaco Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13697&SEO=ecuador-calls-for-a-global-alliance-against-poverty-at-monaco-forum United Nations, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian ambassador to the United Nations, Horacio Sevilla, has proposed at the 15th International Forum in Monaco of the Convention of Independent Financial Advisors (CIFA) to set up a global alliance against poverty and hunger, diplomatic sources stressed here today. Putin Proposes Youth Economic Forum in St. Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13696&SEO=putin-proposes-youth-economic-forum-in-st.-petersburg St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has proposed today to hold a youth economic forum in St. Petersburg, as he considered that the new generations are in charge of building the future. Canadian NGO Warns over NAFTA Bad Consequences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13675&SEO=canadian-ngo-warns-over-nafta-bad-consequences Ottawa, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Non-governmental organization Common Frontiers warned the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has destroyed entire sectors of local economy, such as agriculture in Mexico or the exploitation of natural resources in Canada. Cuban Tourism Committed to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13660&SEO=cuban-tourism-committed-to-economic-and-social-development Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourism works to contribute to the national economic and social development through a broad investment process and the improvement of services. Tropical Depression Two -E Takes Aim at Oaxaca, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13657&SEO=tropical-depression-two-e-takes-aim-at-oaxaca-mexico México,Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The state of Tabasco,Mexico is recovering today from intense and rains that have bring floods and heavy damages, according to local media. 1,214 Uruguayans Remain Displaced by Heavy Floods http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13655&SEO=1214-uruguayans-remain-displaced-by-heavy-floods Montevideo, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The number of displaced people in Uruguay due to flooding amounted to 1,214 and is concentrated in the departments of Salto, Paysandú, Artigas and Cerro Largo, reported today the National Emergency System (Sinae). Unemployment Figures, Band Numbers for South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13654&SEO=unemployment-figures-band-numbers-for-south-africa Pretoria, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s unemployment rate rose to 27.7% in the first quarter of 2017, the highest increase since September 2003, Statistics South Africa reported on Thursday. Cuban Revolutionary Urges to Preserve Agostinho Neto's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13653&SEO=cuban-revolutionary-urges-to-preserve-agostinho-netos-legacy Luanda, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) President of the Cuba-Africa Friendship Association, Victor Dreke, urged today to preserve the legacy of the first Angolan president, Antonio Agostinho Neto, and what has been done during the 41 years of independence. Aides of Ivory Coast Parliament Speaker Questioned Over Arms Cache http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13650&SEO=aides-of-ivory-coast-parliament-speaker-questioned-over-arms-cache Abidjan, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in Ivory Coast have questioned two senior military officers close to parliamentary speaker Guillaume Soro, one of his spokesmen said today, after an arms cache was found recently in the home of an aide. Socioeconomic Update in Cuba, Act of Sovereignty and Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13649&SEO=socioeconomic-update-in-cuba-act-of-sovereignty-and-democracy Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Parliamentarians gathered together at the second Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of People''s Power (Parliament) recognized today the democratic nature of the updating process of the country''s socio-economic model. Venezuela: Henrique Capriles Is Involved in Odebrecht's Bribes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13648&SEO=venezuela-henrique-capriles-is-involved-in-odebrechts-bribes Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) A top executive of the Brazilian firm Odebrecht in Venezuela, Euzenando Azevedo, pointed to the extreme right-wing opposition leader Henrique Capriles as a beneficiary of illegal financing for his presidential campaign in 2012. Cuban Legislators Support Documents Analyzed in Plenary Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13646&SEO=cuban-legislators-support-documents-analyzed-in-plenary-session Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban legislators have supported the documents analyzed in the context of the Special Session of the National People''s Power Assembly, in plenary session today in the presence of President Raul Castro. Renewable Energies, Cuba and the Caribbean Main Objective http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13643&SEO=renewable-energies-cuba-and-the-caribbean-main-objective Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, continues today its work with an agenda in which Cuba and the Caribbean are the main objective. UNESCO Highlights Revolutionary Work of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13641&SEO=unesco-highlights-revolutionary-work-of-fidel-castro Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Spanish intellectual Ignacio Ramonet has highlighted today at UNESCO the broad revolutionary work of Fidel Castro, who boosted deep transformations in Cuba and also in countries of other continents. Controversial Bilderberg Club Holds Annual Meeting in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13639&SEO=controversial-bilderberg-club-holds-annual-meeting-in-u.s. Washington, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The controversial Bilderberg Club, made up of members of the world political and economic elite, is opening a four-day meeting in the U.S. state of Virginia on Thursday to discuss issues like the Donald Trump Administration. New Costa Rican International Airport to Start Operations in 2027 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13628&SEO=new-costa-rican-international-airport-to-start-operations-in-2027 San Jose, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The new Metropolitan International Airport of Costa Rica will begin operations in 2027, according to the master plan presented Wednesday, while the site of the project was declared as public interest by the Government. Global Coffee Exports Increased by 3.1 Percent in Current Cycle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13619&SEO=global-coffee-exports-increased-by-3.1-percent-in-current-cycle London, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Global coffee exports in the current cycle have increased by 3.1 percentage points to 69.51 million bags, according to a specialized agency. Cuba: Camaguey Increases Medical Investigations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13608&SEO=cuba-camaguey-increases-medical-investigations Camaguey, Cuba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A dozen of researchs projects outstand in the agenda of the Center for Immunology and Biological Products at the Carlos Juan Finlay Medical Sciences University in this Cuban city, located at the central eastern part of the island. Chadian President Fires Two Ministers for Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13607&SEO=chadian-president-fires-two-ministers-for-corruption N'djadema, May 31 (Prensa Latina)Chadian president Idriss Deby on Tuesday fired two of his ministers in a decree read on national radio. Jardines del Rey Tourist Resort: Conditions for Summer Getting Ready http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13602&SEO=jardines-del-rey-tourist-resort-conditions-for-summer-getting-ready Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey (northern coastline of Ciego de Avila) is adjusting conditions in its tourist installations for the summer season, when the demand of the national market starts growing. World Final of Programming Competition in US, an Ovation for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13597&SEO=world-final-of-programming-competition-in-us-an-ovation-for-cuba Washington, May 31 (Prensa Latina) An ovation filled the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in the American town of Rapid City when the Cuban team of the University of Havana (UH) was Latin American champion in an international university competition of programming. Raul Castro Attends Cuban Parliament's Special Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13593&SEO=raul-castro-attends-cuban-parliaments-special-session Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has attended the opening ceremony of the special session of the National People''s Power Assembly (ANPP), which was convened to analyze several documents governing the economic and social life of the country. Iran to Operate Arak Nuclear Reactor in Three or Four Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13592&SEO=iran-to-operate-arak-nuclear-reactor-in-three-or-four-years Tehran, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) affirmed today that the redesign of the Arak nuclear reactor is in line with the planned schedule so that it could be operational at the latest within four years. Successful Debut in Kenya of Railway Built by China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13584&SEO=successful-debut-in-kenya-of-railway-built-by-china Nairobi, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A lavish ceremony heads by president, Uhuru Kenyatta, began today the prince of the railway between this capital and Mombasa port, which project saves resources and increase this African country''s economy. Turkey Closes Traffic on the Bosphorus Due to a Pipeline Proyect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13582&SEO=turkey-closes-traffic-on-the-bosphorus-due-to-a-pipeline-proyect Istanbul, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities closed the sea traffic in the Bosphorus Strait today due to the passage of the Pioneering Spirit, the largest vessel in the world, which will be used in a pipeline construction, Dogan news agency reported. Cuba Hosts Global Renewable Energy Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13577&SEO=cuba-hosts-global-renewable-energy-forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Experts from some 20 countries are participating here from today to June 2nd at the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, in which the main progress in the field will be present. Cuba Expects High Foreign Participation in Energy Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13569&SEO=cuba-expects-high-foreign-participation-in-energy-forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from some 20 countries will participate in the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, that opened here today, a source of the event stated. Inequality Declines, but not Enough for Development in LatAm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13568&SEO=inequality-declines-but-not-enough-for-development-in-latam Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Levels of inequality have declined in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2008 and 2015, but the figure is insufficient to achieve sustainable development, concludes a specialized report. Vladimir Putin Welcomes Attendees at St. Petersburg Economic Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13566&SEO=vladimir-putin-welcomes-attendees-at-st.-petersburg-economic-forum Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed participants at the St. Petersburg-2017 International Economic Forum, which coincides with the first signs that the world is coming out the economic crisis. European Union and Chile Tackle Cooperation Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13563&SEO=european-union-and-chile-tackle-cooperation-issues Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (EU) Federica Mogherini held a meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on issues of integration and current regional policy. Europe: Budget Uncertainty Surrounds EU after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13559&SEO=europe-budget-uncertainty-surrounds-eu-after-brexit Brussels, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The consequences of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, known as the Brexit, for future budget and pluri-annual accounts are still unknown, recognized EU Budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger here Wednesday. Cuba´s Socio-economic Updating, a Result of People´s Debate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13554&SEO=cubas-socio-economic-updating-a-result-of-peoples-debate Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Over one million 600 thousand people participated in recent debates on documents that laid the ground for updating Cuba´s socio-economic model as an expression of participatory democracy. Ancient Rice Strain Back On in China After 10 000 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13544&SEO=ancient-rice-strain-back-on-in-china-after-10-000-years Washington, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Rice was cultivated for the first time in China nearly 10,000 years ago, according to a study published by specialized magazine Proceedings, from the US Academy of Sciences. FAO: Increase Food Production without Damaging the Environment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13543&SEO=fao-increase-food-production-without-damaging-the-environment Brussels,May 30 (Prensa Latina) ''To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and food systems, including by supporting smallholders and family farmers, reducing pesticide and chemical use, and improving land conservation practices'', FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today addressing European lawmakers. Power Plant that Registered US Worst Nuclear Accident to Close http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13537&SEO=power-plant-that-registered-us-worst-nuclear-accident-to-close Washington, May 30 (Prensa Latina) North America's leading competitive energy provider Exelon Corporation announced today that it will close the Three Mile Island atomic power plant in 2019, the site of the worst commercial nuclear accident in US history. Jamaica Demands More Resources for Development of Caribbean Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13536&SEO=jamaica-demands-more-resources-for-development-of-caribbean-tourism Kingston, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett urged the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to increase funding to boost the sector''s growth in the region, reported today The Gleaner newspaper. Colombian Govt. Resumes Dialogue with Teachers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13534&SEO=colombian-govt.-resumes-dialogue-with-teachers Bogota, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and the National Federation of Educators (FECODE) resumed the talks on Tuesday to end the strike of teachers that started 20 days ago in public schools nationwide. Colombian Gov't, Strike Leaders Work for Agreement in Buenaventura http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13533&SEO=colombian-govt-strike-leaders-work-for-agreement-in-buenaventura Bogota, May 30 (Prensa Latina) A commission from the Colombian government and the leaders of the strike committee has reached an agreement in the last hours to end the 16-day civic strike in Buenaventura. German Politician Calls Trump a Values Destroyer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13532&SEO=german-politician-calls-trump-a-values-destroyer Berlin, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the German Social democratic Party (SDP) and chancellery candidate, Martin Schulz considered today the US president Donald Trump destroyer of Western values. Bolivia Has the Most Stable Economy in South America, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13529&SEO=bolivia-has-the-most-stable-economy-in-south-america-minister-says La Paz, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister Luis Arce said today that in the midst of an adverse international scenario, Bolivia consolidated as the country with the highest growth in South America for the fourth year under the presidency of Evo Morales. World Tourism Organization Highlights El Salvador Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13528&SEO=world-tourism-organization-highlights-el-salvador-potential San Salvador, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), confirmed today that Latin America represents the future of this sector, and highlighted the potential of El Salvador. Chinese Wine Group Agrees to Buy Three Chilean Vineyards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13527&SEO=chinese-wine-group-agrees-to-buy-three-chilean-vineyards Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Chile currently is China''s third wine exporting country, after France and Australia, but the wine business goes further with the purchase of three vineyards by a group of companies from the Asian nation. Sugarcane Harvest Grows 20 Percent in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13525&SEO=sugarcane-harvest-grows-20-percent-in-2017 Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The 2017 sugarcane harvest has ended with a growth of 20 percent compared with 2016, despite the effects caused by drought in the country, it was reported here today. South Africa Hosted Mercosur-SACU Agreement Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13520&SEO=south-africa-hosted-mercosur-sacu-agreement-talks Pretoria, May 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has recently hosted the Joint Administration Committee (JAC) for the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) in Johannesburg to assess common opportunities within a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA). More than 40 Countries to Brazil Investment Forum 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13516&SEO=more-than-40-countries-to-brazil-investment-forum-2017 Brasilia, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from more than 40 countries and 22 economic sectors confirmed their participation in the Brazil Investment Forum 2017 (FIB), which opens its doors today in the populous city of Sao Paulo. Cuba to Increase Areas to Grow Tobacco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13511&SEO=cuba-to-increase-areas-to-grow-tobacco Pinar del Río, Cuba, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, identified in the world as a tobacco mecca, will increase by almost 2,000 the areas dedicated to this crop, confirmed sources of Tabacuba business group. Representatives from Venezuela, South Africa Discuss Mining Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13503&SEO=representatives-from-venezuela-south-africa-discuss-mining-projects Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Venezuela and South Africa are meeting today in this capital to make strategic alliances in the mining sector and in particular in projects related to diamond mining. Deputy PM of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Arrived in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13488&SEO=deputy-pm-of-st.-vincent-and-the-grenadines-arrived-in-cuba Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Luis Straker has arrived in Cuba to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Parties to FAO's Treaty Against Illegal Fishing Meet in Norway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13487&SEO=parties-to-faos-treaty-against-illegal-fishing-meet-in-norway Oslo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Parties to the new international treaty of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, aimed at combating illegal fishing, began today in Norway. Illegal Money in Mexican Elections Investigated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13486&SEO=illegal-money-in-mexican-elections-investigated Mexico, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Specialized Attorney''s Office for Electoral Crimes (FEPADE) has been investigating candidates for governors, among other candidates, for allegedly using money from illegal sources, for the June 4th elections. China to Build Railroad to Revive Kenyan Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13485&SEO=china-to-build-railroad-to-revive-kenyan-economy Nairobi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) A Kenyan top official described today as enormous the benefits of the railroad that China will build between this capital and the port of Mombasa, worth 13 billion dollars. Bilateral Trade an Important Issue in Vietnam-US Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13482&SEO=bilateral-trade-an-important-issue-in-vietnam-us-ties Hanoi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Trade between Vietnam and the United States has maintained an average annual growth rate of nearly 20 percent since 2001, according to figures released here on the official visit by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Washington today. Cuban First Vice President Concludes Visit to Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13481&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-concludes-visit-to-bolivia Santa Cruz, Bolivia, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has concluded today an official visit to Bolivia, where he met with President Evo Morales and other top leaders, and paid tribute to the guerrilla fighter, Ernesto Che Guevara. Beijing Hosts Global Cooperation Fair In Trade Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13475&SEO=beijing-hosts-global-cooperation-fair-in-trade-services Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese capital hosts today an international trade fair to promote openness and cooperation in trade services, focusing on science and technology, the internet and communication, culture and business education, tourism, health, medicine and finance. Syrian Property Damage Exceeds $80 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13476&SEO=syrian-property-damage-exceeds-80-billion-usd Damascus, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Damage to public and private property in Syria has exceeded $88 billion USD, according to Deputy Minister of Municipal Administrations Loay Kharitah. Protests Damage Venezuelan Economy, Businesspeople Say http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13474&SEO=protests-damage-venezuelan-economy-businesspeople-say Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) According to a survey published here today, 81.2 percent of Venezuelan businesspeople say that the protests organized by the extreme right-wing opposition will have negative consequences on the country. Chinese Government Increases Financing to Reduce Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13466&SEO=chinese-government-increases-financing-to-reduce-poverty Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government allocated more than 140 billion yuans (about 20.4 billion dollars) this year to continue its poverty-relief actions, the Ministry of Finance said on Sunday. The Largest Oil Companies in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13456&SEO=the-largest-oil-companies-in-the-world London, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The British press has recently launched its guns to unravel the world''s largest oil companies amid debates over the exploitation of these fossil resources. Russian Company Interested in Bolivia Hydrocarbon Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13444&SEO=russian-company-interested-in-bolivia-hydrocarbon-areas La Paz, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian hydrocarbons minister Luis Sánchez reported that the Russian company Gazprom is interested in exploring two new hydrocarbon areas in Vitiacua (between Santa Cruz and Chuquisaca) and La Ceiba (Tarija) ) Philippines Expects Broad Participation in Tourism Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13427&SEO=philippines-expects-broad-participation-in-tourism-conference 27 de mayo de 2017, 06:00Manila, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Officials from 156 countries will attend the 6th Conference on Tourism Statistics of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which will host the Philippines next month, host countries reported today. Panama and Costa Rica Lead CentAm Tourism towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13425&SEO=panama-and-costa-rica-lead-centam-tourism-towards-cuba 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:24Panama, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 200,000 tourists coming from Central America are traveling to Cuba every year, and Panama and Costa Rica are the countries with a greatest representation, said here Cuban Tourism Ministry official Pablo Vazquez. G-7 Summit Opens Without Consensus on Key Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13420&SEO=g-7-summit-opens-without-consensus-on-key-issues 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The heads of state or government of the G-7 countries began their forty-third summit today in the Sicilian town of Taormina, with no sight consensus on key issues. First Tests in Cuban Power Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13403&SEO=first-tests-in-cuban-power-plant 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:08Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 26 (PL) The first tests carried out at the power plant of Cayo Romano, island on the central northern coast of Cuba, were evaluated as satisfactory at start-up and first technological adjustments. Work of Russian Enterprises in Ukraine Threatened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13400&SEO=work-of-russian-enterprises-in-ukraine-threatened Kiev, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian ultra-rightwing-nationalist elements threatened to obstruct as much as they can the work of Russian enterprises in Ukraine, if the prisoners coming from ultra-nationalist organizations and now in prison, in the rebel region of Donbass, are not released. Peace Agreement Favors Colombia Economic Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13399&SEO=peace-agreement-favors-colombia-economic-situation Bogota, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The peace agreement between the government and the FARC-EP, which ended the long internal conflict, will favor Colombia''s economic growth by 2.2 percent, confirmed OECD in a report highlighted today by the National media. U.S. Senators Reintroduce Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13384&SEO=u.s.-senators-reintroduce-freedom-to-travel-to-cuba-act Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Two U.S. lawmakers, Jeff Flake (Republican) and Patric Leahy (Democrat), lead the bipartisan group of 54 senators who reintroduced the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act in the Senate. More than 50 US Senators Reintroduce Travel Law to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13382&SEO=more-than-50-us-senators-reintroduce-travel-law-to-cuba Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) has applauded the reintroduction in the U.S. Senate of the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, an initiative supported by 54 legislators. Paraguay Expresses Interest in Urea and Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13362&SEO=paraguay-expresses-interest-in-urea-and-bolivian-gas La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Sánchez stated today that authorities in Paraguay are interested in buying urea from the Andean-Amazonian nation and increasing volumes of commercialization of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). US Travel Agency Says Cuba Is a Growing Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13360&SEO=us-travel-agency-says-cuba-is-a-growing-destination Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) There is a growing interest in Cuba, a country that is generating good reviews and drawing the attention of travel agencies and tourists around the world as a destination. OPEC and Other Producers Agreed to Extend Production Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13359&SEO=opec-and-other-producers-agreed-to-extend-production-cuts Vienna, May 25 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and other oil-producing countries have agreed to extend the supply cut agreement for nine months until March 2018 in order to re-balance the market. Pakistan's Population Could Reach 220 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13358&SEO=pakistans-population-could-reach-220-million Islamabad, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan´s population is projected at anywhere between 210 million and 220 million people, after its long overdue census process ending on Wednesday night, official sources reported. Peru Highlights Cuban Commitment to Peace and Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13355&SEO=peru-highlights-cuban-commitment-to-peace-and-disarmament Lima, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ambassador in Peru, Sergio González, confirmed that his country has been, is now and will always be a peace advocate, commenting on an international seminar for the abolition of military bases. Cuban Computer Experts Contribute to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13351&SEO=cuban-computer-experts-contribute-to-economic-and-social-development Matanzas, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Information Technology Union (UIC), Ailyn Febles, said today that the main challenge of this civil society organization is to contribute to the economic and social development of the country. Cristiano Ronaldo Could Face a Five Year Prison Sentence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13345&SEO=cristiano-ronaldo-could-face-a-five-year-prison-sentence Madrid,May 25 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Spanish Ministry of Finance (GESTHA) revealed the potential jail time the player could face. China to Limit Investment in Signings of Foreign Football Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13344&SEO=china-to-limit-investment-in-signings-of-foreign-football-players Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Football Federation announced today that it will establish rules to limit the monetary expenditure of local clubs in the signing of foreign players. Cruisers Sailing High in the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13342&SEO=cruisers-sailing-high-in-the-caribbean Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has reported that nearly 26 million travelers from around the world will enjoy a cruise ship trip this year according to recent estimates. Syria Sent $ 90 Million in Aid to Palestinian Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13340&SEO=syria-sent-90-million-in-aid-to-palestinian-refugees Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) During the year 2016, Syria sent $ 90 million in humanitarian aid and social support to Palestinian refugees, media reports said today in Damascus. Business Fair Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13338&SEO=business-fair-ends-in-cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. Independent Candidates Lead Elections in the Cayman Islands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13336&SEO=independent-candidates-lead-elections-in-the-cayman-islands George Town, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Independent candidates won nine seats in the new Legislative Assembly (parliament) to dominate the Cayman Islands general election held on Friday, Caribbean News Service reported. Paraguayan Peasants Repudiate Presidential Veto on Expropriation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13333&SEO=paraguayan-peasants-repudiate-presidential-veto-on-expropriation Asunción, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Peasant Federation (FNC) of Paraguay repudiated the veto of President Horacio Cartes on the expropriation of farms of Guahory colony, Department of Caaguazú, in favor of farm workers. War on Syria Conference Begins in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13330&SEO=war-on-syria-conference-begins-in-damascus Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The conference ''War on Syria, its repercussions and prospects'' reportedly began in Damascus, organized by national leaders of the UK Friendship Association with this nation of the Levant. Foreign Direct Investment Grows in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13327&SEO=foreign-direct-investment-grows-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign direct investment in Vietnam has grown by 41 percent in 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year, while South Korea is the main source of such resources; official figures released here state today. Businesspeople Doubt Sustainability of Eurozone, Says Survey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13316&SEO=businesspeople-doubt-sustainability-of-eurozone-says-survey London, May 25 (Prensa Latina) European businesspeople considered that the Eurozone might prevail in the coming years, said today a survey carried out by the company Mckinsey Global Institute to executives from six countries. Cuba Seeks for a More Efficient Audit Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13298&SEO=cuba-seeks-for-a-more-efficient-audit-management Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba and Comptroller General, Gladys Bejerano, has urged to contribute to a more efficient audit management and control during the official closing of the 11th International Congress on Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Turkey Intervened 879 Companies since Failed Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13292&SEO=turkey-intervened-879-companies-since-failed-coup Ankara, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ankara reportedly confiscated or intervened a total of 879 companies, since the failed coup in July 2016, according to a report issued by local Tasarruf Meduvati Sigorta Fonu (TMSF, Savings Deposit Insurance Fund) Wednesday. Cuba:Camaguey Increases Charcoal Production for Export to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13290&SEO=cubacamaguey-increases-charcoal-production-for-export-to-usa Camaguey, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban eastern province of Camaguey has exported nearly 3,000 tons of charcoal, a share of it to the US market. Uncertainty in Nepal After PM's Resignation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13287&SEO=uncertainty-in-nepal-after-pms-resignation Kathmandu, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The resignation of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a few weeks before the last round of local elections, reportedly raises today uncertainties among internal public opinion. Cuba, Kenya Sign Memorandum to Promote Medical Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13286&SEO=cuba-kenya-sign-memorandum-to-promote-medical-cooperation Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Kenya signed memorandum of understanding aimed ate beginning medical cooperation in that African nation by the end of this year, reported the health authorities of the Caribbean country today. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13284&SEO=heberprot-p-reaches-slovakia-first-stop-in-the-european-union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Voters Go to the Polls in Cayman Islands Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13282&SEO=voters-go-to-the-polls-in-cayman-islands-election George Town, May 24 (Prensa Latina) About 21,000 voters go to the polls today in the Cayman Islands to elect the 15 members of the new Legislative Assembly of this British Caribbean territory. Barcelona Football Player Leo Messi Loses Appeal in Tax Fraud Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13281&SEO=barcelona-football-player-leo-messi-loses-appeal-in-tax-fraud-trial Madrid, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s Supreme Court today Top Vietnamese Party Leader Receives Cuban Delegation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13279&SEO=top-vietnamese-party-leader-receives-cuban-delegation Hanoi, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, has stated today that the visit of the head of the International Relations department of a similar Cuban organization, Jose Ramon Balaguer, will help to strengthen ties between the two nations. Oil Producers Discuss Cuts in Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13278&SEO=oil-producers-discuss-cuts-in-supplies Vienna, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are holding meetings prior to an official meeting to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil extraction. Angola, Russia Joint Efforts to Produce Diamonds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13277&SEO=angola-russia-joint-efforts-to-produce-diamonds Luanda, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan diamond producing company Endiama and the Russian Alrosa have reportedly struck a deal to carry out feasibility studies at the Luaxe mine, Lunda Sur Province, to produce the precious stone. South Africa Committed to Cut Budget Deficit; Projects 3.8% http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13276&SEO=south-africa-committed-to-cut-budget-deficit-projects-3.8 Pretoria, May 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa projects a 3.8% budget deficit of GDP for the current fiscal year, 0,01% less that the estimated projection last February, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said when he tabled the National Treasury Budget Vote at the National Assembly. Cuba: Role of Financial Sector on Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13264&SEO=cuba-role-of-financial-sector-on-discussion Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The systemic crisis, global competition and the role of the financial system is one of the issues that about 300 experts from 14 countries attending the 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance are discussing today. Economic Gap Increases Risks in Eurozone, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13259&SEO=economic-gap-increases-risks-in-eurozone-says-expert Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The economic gap amid the 19 countries of the Eurozone continues to grow as it might lead to social outbreaks, said commissioner from the European Union (EU) for economic and financial issues Pierre Moscovici. Cuba: Pork Meat Farming Industry Is a Good Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13247&SEO=cuba-pork-meat-farming-industry-is-a-good-business 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:10Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Consumption of pork meat is growing internationally, given its great acceptance and its development is a good business, stated here US pork meat producer Johm Hagenbuch, now a participant in an international forum on this kind of industry held in Cuba. Chevron Threatens with Massive Lay-off in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13235&SEO=chevron-threatens-with-massive-lay-off-in-bangladesh Dacca, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Chevron threatened today to lay off workers protesting the planned sale of its assets in Bangladesh to Chinese investors, delaying the estimated $ 2 billion deal. Diaz-Canel Presides Over Cuba Delegation to Lenin Moreno Inaguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13229&SEO=diaz-canel-presides-over-cuba-delegation-to-lenin-moreno-inaguration Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel heads the island''s delegation that will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno on May 24, Granma newspaper reported today. Brazilian Scholar Warns That Temer's Permanence Worsens Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13220&SEO=brazilian-scholar-warns-that-temers-permanence-worsens-corruption Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Temer''s permanence is a factor that it may worsen corruption in Congress, of which it is a hostage, according to Roberto Romano, a scholar from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). China in Favor of Peaceful and Sustainable Antarctic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13219&SEO=china-in-favor-of-peaceful-and-sustainable-antarctic-development Beijing, May 23 (Prensa Latina) China reaffirmed its commitment to make more contributions to peace and stability and sustainable development in Antarctic and the international community, according to a report released here today. Brazil Arrests Another Adviser, Temer Situation Complicated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13218&SEO=brazil-arrests-another-adviser-temer-situation-complicated Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer''s political situation continued to be complicated today when the Federal Police arrested another of his special advisers, former governor of Brasilia, Tadeu Filippelli, who was involved in a scandal of public funds diversion. New Exchange Rate of Complementary Currencies in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13217&SEO=new-exchange-rate-of-complementary-currencies-in-venezuela Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The new phase of the exchange rate of Complementary Currencies (DICOM) will enter into force today, announced by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, last May 17. Experts Discuss on Swine Genetics in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13214&SEO=experts-discuss-on-swine-genetics-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 experts from 16 countries are discussing today on genetics and reproduction of pigs, issues of two of eight workshops to be held during the second day of the Seventh International Seminar on Tropical Swine Production. 14 Countries' Experts Debate in Cuba on Accounting, Finances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13197&SEO=14-countries-experts-debate-in-cuba-on-accounting-finances Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 experts from 14 countries participate in the XI International Meeting of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, which began here today to discuss issues of special relevance of economic sciences. Eurozone Finance Ministers Discuss Greek Debt Releif http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13195&SEO=eurozone-finance-ministers-discuss-greek-debt-releif Brussels, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Eurozone finance ministers are debating today the relief to the Greek debt, whose population has been subject to reduction for several years. Israeli Forces Injured 13 Palestinians During Demonstrations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13182&SEO=israeli-forces-injured-13-palestinians-during-demonstrations Ramallah, May 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 Palestinians were wounded today when Israeli troops fired on demonstrations in the occupied West Bank town of Ramallah. OIC Calls for Intensification of Actions Against Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13181&SEO=oic-calls-for-intensification-of-actions-against-cholera-in-yemen Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded today that the international community intensifies efforts to halt the cholera epidemic in Yemen, an Arab country that had been devastated by two years of war. Nigerian Troops Kill 13 Boko Haram Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13179&SEO=nigerian-troops-kill-13-boko-haram-terrorists Abuja, May 22 (Prensa Latina)Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram said today that they killed 13 terrorists. Jamaica to Assess Impact of Heavy Rains on Inflation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13178&SEO=jamaica-to-assess-impact-of-heavy-rains-on-inflation Kingston, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) will be assessing the impact of the torrential flood rains which lashed the island last week to determine whether its inflation forecast needs to be revised. Turkish Police Detain Two Hunger Striking Teachers in Raids http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13177&SEO=turkish-police-detain-two-hunger-striking-teachers-in-raids Ankara, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police detained two teachers who have been on hunger strike for more than two months protesting against a government crackdown in which they lost their jobs following last year''s failed coup, their lawyers said. Sri Lanka Makes Significant Changes in Ministerial Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13174&SEO=sri-lanka-makes-significant-changes-in-ministerial-cabinet Colombo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan government today announced significant changes to the cabinet, including the appointment of a new foreign minister and Finance Minister, the first reshuffling of the current presidency in office since 2015. WTO Chief Defends Free Trade During Tokyo Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13172&SEO=wto-chief-defends-free-trade-during-tokyo-visit Tokyo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) ''Free trade creates jobs and boosts the economy so is important to increase the confidence in the multilateral system of trade and oppose protecionism'', the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said today in Tokyo. The Elders Ask Italy to Endorse Climate Accord at G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13171&SEO=the-elders-ask-italy-to-endorse-climate-accord-at-g-7-summit United Nations, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Experienced politicians from the so called The Elders group has urged today the Italian government to promote solidarity and commitment of the G-7 with the fight against climate change. Accounting Focuses on International Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13167&SEO=accounting-focuses-on-international-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance begins today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of about 400 experts, to share the best experiences in this area. South Africa number one recipient of Foreign Investment in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13159&SEO=south-africa-number-one-recipient-of-foreign-investment-in-africa Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) - South Africa continues to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the African continent, with an increase of 6.9% in 2016, Brand South Africa reported on Monday. Cuba to Be a Gateway to America with Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13156&SEO=cuba-to-be-a-gateway-to-america-with-gran-hotel-manzana-kempinski Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) We are very pleased that the gateway to the Americas is Cuba, Xavier , general director of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, which receives today its first customers in the Cuban capital, said. Discussion on NAFTA Hits Headlines in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13150&SEO=discussion-on-nafta-hits-headlines-in-canada Ottawa, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The coming discussion of the North Nigierian Army Continues Offensive Against Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13148&SEO=nigierian-army-continues-offensive-against-boko-haram Abuja, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Army claim to have killed 9 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno,and of also destroying several weapon depots,and captured explosives and other military means. 'Kashmir is Ours,' Says Indian Minister, Promises Permanent Solution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13146&SEO=kashmir-is-ours-says-indian-minister-promises-permanent-solution New Delhi,May 21 (Prensa Latina) ''Kashmir is ours'' Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the Modi government will find a ''permanent solution'' to the Kashmir problem. Singapore Supports Joint Efforts to Sustain TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13144&SEO=singapore-supports-joint-efforts-to-sustain-tpp Singapur,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Singapore ''supports the joint efforts'' of the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signatories to sustain the massive free trade deal, Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said today. Gulf States, US Ink Agreement For Center to Fight Terror Financing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13143&SEO=gulf-states-us-ink-agreement-for-center-to-fight-terror-financing Riad, May 21 (Prensa Latina) A center to fight terror financing is set to be established under a joint agreement between US and Gulf leaders. Russia Asks WTO to Look Into Sanctions by Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13139&SEO=russia-asks-wto-to-look-into-sanctions-by-ukraine Moscow,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has sent a request to the World Trade Organization asking to hold consultations over Ukraine''s sanctions against Moscow, in place since 2014, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin deliver the requesto to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo, during a ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Hanoi. China-Russia Oil Pipeline Delivers 100 Million Tonnes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13138&SEO=china-russia-oil-pipeline-delivers-100-million-tonnes Beijing,May 21 (Prensa Latina) A China-Russia oil pipeline has transported 100 million tonnes of crude oil in the five years since it began operations, local customs said today. Saudi King Discusses Trade and Military Cooperation with Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13135&SEO=saudi-king-discusses-trade-and-military-cooperation-with-donald-trump Riyadh, May 20 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia discussed today with US President Donald Trump the state of bilateral relations, particularly cooperation in the commercial and military sectors. APEC Ministers Discuss Trade and Growth in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13133&SEO=apec-ministers-discuss-trade-and-growth-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The boost of an inclusive, innovator and sustainable growth, as well as the strengthening of competition in small and large companies are issues to be discussed during the meeting of ministers of trade in the forum of APEC, opened today here. Cuba: Baracoa Organizes Turnat 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13123&SEO=cuba-baracoa-organizes-turnat-2017 19 de mayo de 2017, 16:09Baracoa, Guantanamo, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Baracoa organizes the 11th International Event of Nature Tourism (Turnat 2017). South Africa also Promoting Renewables for Its Energy Matrix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13116&SEO=south-africa-also-promoting-renewables-for-its-energy-matrix Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government will continue to invest in renewable sources as part of its energy mix, said Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi. Massive Turnout in Iranian Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13114&SEO=massive-turnout-in-iranian-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) A significant voter turnout marked today the twelfth presidential election of Iran in which the main candidates, the supreme leader, and other political and religious personalities exercised their suffrage. Venezuela Helps Rebuild in Cuba Houses Destroyed by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13113&SEO=venezuela-helps-rebuild-in-cuba-houses-destroyed-by-hurricane-matthew Maisi, Cuba May 19 (Prensa Latina) With the collaboration of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, about 200 more homes have been recovered in this Cuban eastern most territory that was hardly hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Colombian Teachers' Guild Denounces Attack Against its Headquarters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13112&SEO=colombian-teachers-guild-denounces-attack-against-its-headquarters Bogotá, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Educators Federation (FECODE), amidst the teachers'' stoppage that started 8 days ago, denounced today an aggression with an explosive device in front of its headquarters located in this capital. Use of Fungus Increases Plant Growth, Mexican Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13110&SEO=use-of-fungus-increases-plant-growth-mexican-scientists Mexico, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Mexican scientists have found that two species of the fungus Trichoderma spp produce hormones that stimulate the growth of plants such as maize, beans, wheat, sorghum, canola, cotton, walnut and prickly pear. April 2017 Was Earth's Second Warmest in 137 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13109&SEO=april-2017-was-earths-second-warmest-in-137-years Washington, May 19 (Prensa Latina) April temperature and the first four months of 2017 marked the second warmest place in 137 years of record, the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports today. Private Company to Build First Geothermal Power Plant in Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13108&SEO=private-company-to-build-first-geothermal-power-plant-in-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Maximus Johnity Ongkili, said today that Malaysia''s first geothermal power plant will be built by Tawau Green Technology Sdn Bhd, without financial cost to the government. Gas Accumulation Causes Explosions in Cartagena, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13103&SEO=gas-accumulation-causes-explosions-in-cartagena-colombia Bogota, May 19 (Prensa Latina) An inspection to the shipyards of Citemar and Astivick in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, where a triple explosion occurred two days ago killing seven people, said that the gas accumulation could be the cause of the incident. G20 Ministers in Favor of Female Employment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13101&SEO=g20-ministers-in-favor-of-female-employment Berlin, May 19 (Prensa Latina) G20 labor ministers have committed themselves today in favor of female employment to improve occupation, reduce wage gap, guarantee suitable working conditions, cut youth unemployment and promote immigrants'' integration. Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Promote Stronger Ties with Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13100&SEO=chile-colombia-mexico-and-peru-promote-stronger-ties-with-vietnam Hanoi, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are intending to give a new impetus to their relationships with Vietnam through a series of activities next week that will facilitate greater knowledge of their economies, including trade and other areas. After a stagnant 2016, South Africa Will Grow 1% this Year, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13099&SEO=after-a-stagnant-2016-south-africa-will-grow-1-this-year-imf-says Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Gross Domestic Product will grow 1% this year, following a stagnant 2016, according to a new forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Canadian FM to Visit Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13090&SEO=canadian-fm-to-visit-mexico-next-week Ottawa, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will visit Mexico next week to discuss the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of which the US is also a member, official sources said here. Cuba: Business Fair Faciliates Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13078&SEO=cuba-business-fair-faciliates-exchange Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair of Cuba, is a sample of the possibilities giving the chance for direct exchange among Cuban enterprises to facilitate work among the Cuban economic actors. Cuba Encourages National and Foreign Investments in Mariel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13075&SEO=cuba-encourages-national-and-foreign-investments-in-mariel Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban enterprises will now be able to take more advantage from the opportunities for businesses in the Special Development Zone of Mariel (ZED) in the west of Cuba, said Ana Teresa Igarza, ZED general director Thursday. Syrian President Receives Iraqi Special Envoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13073&SEO=syrian-president-receives-iraqi-special-envoy Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with National Security adviser Faleh al-Fayad and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, according to media reports in Damascus. WHO Raises Death Toll in Cholera Outbreak in Yemen to 222 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13069&SEO=who-raises-death-toll-in-cholera-outbreak-in-yemen-to-222 Sanaa, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the death toll from the cholera outbreak in Yemen to 222. Japan's Abe, S. Korean Envoy Agree to Resume Diplomatic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13068&SEO=japans-abe-s.-korean-envoy-agree-to-resume-diplomatic-relations Tokyo,May 18 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a special envoy of South Korea''s newly-elected President Moon Jae-in agreed in talks Thursday to resume the shuttle diplomacy between the leaders of both countries. China Succeeds in Mining Combustible Ice in South China Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13065&SEO=china-succeeds-in-mining-combustible-ice-in-south-china-sea Beijing, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts have managed to collect samples of combustible ice in the South China Sea, a substantial progress for the global energy revolution, Minister of Land and Resources, Jiang Daming, said. Cuban Recreational Sailing Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13064&SEO=cuban-recreational-sailing-increases Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The celebration this week of the 25th anniversary of the International Yacht Club Ernest Hemingway of Cuba, besides being a novelty, represents an additional support to the growing spiral of the island''s tourism. Losing a Friend Brings Wild Birds Closer Together http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13063&SEO=losing-a-friend-brings-wild-birds-closer-together London,May 18 (Prensa Latina) A New Oxford University research has revealed that instead of grieving, wild birds appear to adjust to the loss of a flockmate by increasing both the number and intensity of their relationships with other birds. Turkey Prepares a Cyber Army Against Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13062&SEO=turkey-prepares-a-cyber-army-against-cyber-attacks Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey is preparing a ''cyber army'' against possible computer threats, Minister of Transport and Communications, Ahmet Arslan, said today referring to the recent global WannaCry ''ransomware'' attack that infected more than 300,000 computers. Talks on Teachers' Strike Resumed in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13061&SEO=talks-on-teachers-strike-resumed-in-colombia Bogota, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The talks between the teachers'' union and the Ministry of Education of Colombia will be resumed today in an effort to seek a solution to the one-week-long strike. Cuba and U.S. to Study Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13060&SEO=cuba-and-u.s.-to-study-coral-reefs Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Cuba and the United States started a joint expedition to study the deep coral reefs surrounding the Caribbean island, the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) reported on Thursday. Brazilian PSDB Leader, Aécio Neves, Loses Mandate as Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13059&SEO=brazilian-psdb-leader-aecio-neves-loses-mandate-as-senator Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) and former presidential candidate defeated in 2014, Aécio Neves, was deprived today of his mandate as a federal senator and could go to prison for obstruction of justice. South Africa's Govt. Invests on Youth Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13057&SEO=south-africas-govt.-invests-on-youth-development Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government has allocated 32 million USD to the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to use it primarily on youth entrepreneurship and the National Youth Service Program, SA News reported. APEC Forum Addresses Financial Cooperation Priorities in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13049&SEO=apec-forum-addresses-financial-cooperation-priorities-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the APEC Forum analyze today the economic and financial prospects of Asia-Pacific at a meeting in the northern Vietnamese province of Ninh Binh, prior to a ministerial meeting in October. Cuba Implements Program to Increase Coffee Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13017&SEO=cuba-implements-program-to-increase-coffee-production Guantanamo, Cuba May 17 (Prensa Latina) Coffee production in Cuba is reportedly undergoing progressive growth thanks to the strategies implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI). Cuban Companies Interact in Havana Business Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13014&SEO=cuban-companies-interact-in-havana-business-fair Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair in Cuba continues today its exhibition at Expocuba capital fairground, a scenario where Cuban companies participate in identifying potentialities with the country''s economic players. Environmental Contingency Continues in Mexican Valley http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13013&SEO=environmental-contingency-continues-in-mexican-valley Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis determined that Phase 1 of Environmental Contingency in the Valley of Mexico will continue, where high levels of pollution persist. Ecuador FM Higlights Government Achievements in Foreign Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13012&SEO=ecuador-fm-higlights-government-achievements-in-foreign-policy Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian foreign minister, Guillaume Long highlighted the policies implemented by the national government in foreign policy that allow the country to show solid advances in relations and exchange with the rest of the world. Street Pots and Protest in Argentina Due to Food Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13009&SEO=street-pots-and-protest-in-argentina-due-to-food-emergency Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Argentines belonging to the social platform Barrios de Pie are protesting today in this capital and in the so-called Buenos Aires conurbation in protest of the urgent declaration of the food emergency at the national level. Trump Rejects Main Demands of Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13008&SEO=trump-rejects-main-demands-of-turkey Ankara, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The government of Turkey today presented as an achievement the results of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although none of Ankara''s main demands were met. Forests Cover 31.1 Percent of the Cuban Archipelago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13006&SEO=forests-cover-31.1-percent-of-the-cuban-archipelago Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached in 2016, 31.1 percent of forest rate 0.5 higher than the previous year) a figure that confirms the trend towards the progressive growth of the area covered by forests registered in the last five years. Angola to Create State's Strategic Food Reserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12998&SEO=angola-to-create-states-strategic-food-reserve Luanda, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Angola will create by late June the Strategic Food Reserve of the State, to guarantee the supply of basic foodstuffs before possible eventualities, the media reported today. Trade Unions Pressure Senators against Labor Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12997&SEO=trade-unions-pressure-senators-against-labor-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s most representative trade unions called collective visits to the cabinets of federal senators today to abort the debate on the questioned labor reform and establish a negotiation table. Syrian Gov't Approves Projects and Development in Several Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12995&SEO=syrian-govt-approves-projects-and-development-in-several-sectors Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a budget of four million 600 thousand dollars to support service and development projects in various sectors in the provinces of Sweida, Latakia, and Damascus. APEC Officials Meet in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12994&SEO=apec-officials-meet-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the 21 territories making up the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) have met here today, to discuss the progress made in implementing the Lima Declaration on the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area, among other issues. Congo Opens Major Oil Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12993&SEO=congo-opens-major-oil-project Brazzaville, May 17 (Prensa Latina) As part of its ongoing oil development strategy, Congo opened the Moho-North extraction oilfield, which is expected to pump some 140,000 barrels daily. Venezuela Supports Extension of Oil Cut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12983&SEO=venezuela-supports-extension-of-oil-cut Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela expressed today its support for Russia and Saudi Arabia''s proposal to extend for nine months the agreement to which 24 countries committed seeking to reduce oil production by almost 1.8 million barrels a day. Quality, Main Concern for Cuban Hotels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12981&SEO=quality-main-concern-for-cuban-hotels Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities showed the quality of their investments and services, during the 2nd and last day of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Conferences (SAHIC). Eusebio Leal Highlights Havana's Features in Tourism Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12976&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-havanas-features-in-tourism-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Historian of Havana city Eusebio Leal Spengler described today this city as ''a state of mind'' in his speech at the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (Sahic), attended by 200 experts from 20 countries. Eusebio Leal Highlights Qualities of Havana in Tourist Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12972&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-qualities-of-havana-in-tourist-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Havana Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler regarded the city of Havana positively, in an appearance in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), before 200 experts from 20 countries. Pension Reduction to Affect 18,000 Puerto Rican Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12957&SEO=pension-reduction-to-affect-18000-puerto-rican-workers San Juan, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A pension reduction by the fiscal control board will affect 18,000 employees of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), union leader Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo confirmed today. US Entrepreneurs Interested in Cuban Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12949&SEO=us-entrepreneurs-interested-in-cuban-hotel-business Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) US businesspersons visiting Havana expressed interest in Cuban tourism, particularly in hotels, during the meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC). Cuba Promotes in China Mining Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12948&SEO=cuba-promotes-in-china-mining-investment-opportunities Beijing, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban executives are promoting here today mining business opportunities, in order to attract Chinese investment as a way to optimize this industry and expand economic development. Egypt Receives Oil Shipment from Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12947&SEO=egypt-receives-oil-shipment-from-iraq Cairo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has received today two million barrels of oil from Iraq, the first shipment of an agreement reached with the Iraqi state-owned oil company SOMO. Experts Make In-Depth Analysis of Cuba's Tourist Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12945&SEO=experts-make-in-depth-analysis-of-cubas-tourist-potential Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Experts in hotel business from all over the world are making an in-depth analysis of Cuba''s prospects in tourism, as part of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC), which will close here today. Vietnam, China Strengthen Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12943&SEO=vietnam-china-strengthen-relations Hanoi, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and China, are broader today following the visit of President Tran Dai Quang to the neighboring country, where he also attended the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. UN Agency Attends Trade Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12942&SEO=un-agency-attends-trade-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will present its considerations today in Cuba on consumers'' protection during a forum attended by almost 600 domestic and foreign experts. Canada Ready to renegotiate Trade Treaty with USA, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12939&SEO=canada-ready-to-renegotiate-trade-treaty-with-usa-mexico Ottawa, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is ready to face the announced renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Mexico, confirmed federal officials today. International Hotel Managers with Eyes on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12924&SEO=international-hotel-managers-with-eyes-on-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Important hotel managers are currently in this capital, participating in the chapter Cuba in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), with the Melia Cohiba Hotel as venue. Increase of Nicaraguan Gold Exports in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12920&SEO=increase-of-nicaraguan-gold-exports-in-2017 Managua, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan gold exports increased in the first third of the year 2016, almost 8 percent, compared to the similar period of 2016, said a specialized source here Monday. Challenges, Prospects of Sustainable Trade Under Discussion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12916&SEO=challenges-prospects-of-sustainable-trade-under-discussion-in-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Convention of Commerce Cuba 2017 kicked off today at Havana Convention Center with the theme ''Challenges and Prospects of Sustainable Trade.'' China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12913&SEO=china-concludes-silk-forum-with-development-consensus Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s first international Belt and Road Initiative Forum has concluded here with a consensus on the issue. Venezuelan Extreme Right Opposition Insists in Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12906&SEO=venezuelan-extreme-right-opposition-insists-in-coup Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Extreme right-wing groups of Venezuela''s opposition will insist today on their coup plans against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. More Than 300,000 Families Live in Villas in Buenos Aires Suburbs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12905&SEO=more-than-300000-families-live-in-villas-in-buenos-aires-suburbs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A new report by the non-governmental organization Techo has shown that about 336,000 families are living in informal settlements and other 900 villas in the Buenos Aires suburbs. China's Ambitious Initiative to Reshape the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12902&SEO=chinas-ambitious-initiative-to-reshape-the-world Beijing (Prensa Latina) More than 100 countries have agreed to participate in the Chinese Belt and Silk Route Initiative, a large-scale trade project that shows the high demand for global economic cooperation. About 150,000 Mexicans to Visit Cuba This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12899&SEO=about-150000-mexicans-to-visit-cuba-this-year Mexico, May 15 (Prensa Latina) About 150,000 Mexicans will vacation in Cuban tourist destinations thies year, Xiomara Martinez, tourism counselor at the Cuban Embassy to Mexico, said. Cuba Hosts Relevant Hoteliers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12896&SEO=cuba-hosts-relevant-hoteliers-meeting Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A two-day meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC) opens today at Melia Cohiba Hotel in Havana, with the eyes set on the island''s growing tourism. China Opens Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12883&SEO=china-opens-belt-and-road-forum-for-international-cooperation Beijing, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping opened today the Belt and Road Forum for the International Cooperation and called for unity to reach economic growth and balanced development of all nations. Mexico's Industrial Activity Is Still Stagnated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12879&SEO=mexicos-industrial-activity-is-still-stagnated Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Industrial activity, which accounts for less than one-third of the value of Mexico''s economy, remained stagnated in March, according to an official source. Chilean Foreign Minister Highlights 21st-Century Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12867&SEO=chilean-foreign-minister-highlights-21st-century-silk-road Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz stressed on Saturday that his country is projecting towards the future with its participation in the International Conference on Cooperaton of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held on Sunday and Monday in this capital. World Bank President Warns about Causes of Migration Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12866&SEO=world-bank-president-warns-about-causes-of-migration-crisis Rome, May 13 (Prensa Latina) World Bank President Jim Yong Kim stated today that the global migration crisis is only the tip of the iceberg, and assured that the problem will only be solved by developing the migrant-sending countries. China Calls for Further Cooperation with Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12863&SEO=china-calls-for-further-cooperation-with-spain Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed today the interest in increasing ''pragmatic'' cooperation with Spain in different fields to generate mutual benefits as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. Cuba Introduces Bioelectrical Plants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12858&SEO=cuba-introduces-bioelectrical-plants Por Roberto SolomonHavana, (Prensa Latina) Bioelectrical plants -among the main sources to take advantage of the energy potential of sugarcane biomass- are today the elite program of this industry worldwide. Angola Calls on Congolese Political Forces to End All Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12852&SEO=angola-calls-on-congolese-political-forces-to-end-all-violence Luanda, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Angola has called all forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to cease today all violence, acts of extremism and political intolerance that have caused that thousands of it citizens have fled to this country. Vietnam Announces Initiative to Cooperate with Peru, Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12850&SEO=vietnam-announces-initiative-to-cooperate-with-peru-uruguay Hanoi, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has proposed to strengthen cooperation with Peru and Uruguay for which Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, approved the establishment of two subcommittees, according to reports today. Airbus Tests Its Largest Capacity Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12843&SEO=airbus-tests-its-largest-capacity-plane Paris, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Airbus Aerospace Construction Company has announced today in France that its largest-capacity A350-1000 aircraft, has mde its first long-haul flight with passengers, as part of the test phase. OPEC Predicts Increase of Supply to Non-Member Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12835&SEO=opec-predicts-increase-of-supply-to-non-member-countries Vienna, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) predicted today an increase in the supplies by crude oil producers to countries that are not members of the group during the current year. Chile Promotes Rapprochement With Indonesia, ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12810&SEO=chile-promotes-rapprochement-with-indonesia-asean Jakarta, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile expects to increase relations with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from the state visit of president Michelle Bachelet. Bahamian Ruling Party Accepts Defeat in General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12809&SEO=bahamian-ruling-party-accepts-defeat-in-general-elections Nassau, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) accepted today his defeat in the elections held on this island that is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. China-Africa Trade Grew in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12803&SEO=china-africa-trade-grew-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Trade volume between China and African countries reportedly rose by 16.8 percent from year to year in the first quarter of this year reaching the 38.88 billion dollars. China, Vietnam to Boost Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12799&SEO=china-vietnam-to-boost-bilateral-relations Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping and his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, visiting this country today, reviewed bilateral relations and issues of common interest. Students Without Classes Due to Teacher Strike in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12798&SEO=students-without-classes-due-to-teacher-strike-in-colombia Bogotá, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than eight million students will be left without classes due to the 350,000 teachers'' strike, announced by the Colombian Federation of Education Workers (FECODE) throughout the country. UN Secretary General Calls to Avoid Humanitarian Tragedy in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12797&SEO=un-secretary-general-calls-to-avoid-humanitarian-tragedy-in-somalia London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres called on today here to avoid humanitarian tragedy in Somalia, where million of people need urgent assistance. Bolivia's Productive Development Bank to Finance Employment Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12796&SEO=bolivias-productive-development-bank-to-finance-employment-plan La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister, Luis Arce, has informed that the country''s Productive Development Bank (BDP) and the external loans are ready today to finance the employment plan presented by President, Evo Morales. Ecuador Boosts Manufacture of Electric Buses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12790&SEO=ecuador-boosts-manufacture-of-electric-buses Quito, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has taken a new step today in its intention to boost the use of electric vehicles, after signing an agreement with Chinese BYD Co. to establish a bus production plant with this technology. 29 World Leaders to Attend China's Belt and Road Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12788&SEO=29-world-leaders-to-attend-chinas-belt-and-road-forum Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Some 29 Heads of State and Government and other high-ranking officials are attending the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China, announced today Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang. Over Half of Canadians Face Up Problems to Pay Bills http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12783&SEO=over-half-of-canadians-face-up-problems-to-pay-bills Ottawa, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than half of Canadians are currently living within $200 per month of not being able to pay all their bills and or meet their debts obligations, according to a recent Ipsos survey. Spanish Senators Reject Foreign Attacks Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12754&SEO=spanish-senators-reject-foreign-attacks-against-venezuela Madrid, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish senators has rejected today the interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela exercised by some institutions in this country, which threatens a peaceful solution to the violence of some sectors opposed to President Nicolas Maduro. Andean FMs Agree on Integration Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12758&SEO=andean-fms-agree-on-integration-progress Lima, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) reportedly agreed here today on the electricity interconnection among member countries and approved a new strategy in the face of natural disasters and climate change. Bahamians Vote in General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12752&SEO=bahamians-vote-in-general-elections Nassau, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Some 180,000 registered voters participate today in the Bahamas general elections to elect a new government and parliament. Angola, Russian Companies Evaluate More Investments in Diamond Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12750&SEO=angola-russian-companies-evaluate-more-investments-in-diamond-sector Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s National Diamond Company (ENDIAMA) and Russia''s Alrosa are evaluating the possibility of studies for additional investments in the exploration of kimberlites in the African country. Taxi Drivers Strike Causes Traffic Chaos in Various Colombian Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12749&SEO=taxi-drivers-strike-causes-traffic-chaos-in-various-colombian-cities Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A taxi drivers strike with 45,000 cars detained only on the main thoroughfares, caused a traffic chaos in Colombian cities, early this morning, especially in Bogota. Heberprot-P: 10 Years in the Market, 65000 Patients Benefited in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12748&SEO=heberprot-p-10-years-in-the-market-65000-patients-benefited-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) After almost ten years in the market, the Cuban drug Heberprot-P, the only medicine of its kind effective against diabetic foot ulcers, has benefited more than 65,000 patients in the island, it was reported today. Kosovo Government Falls After Losing No-confidence Vote http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12746&SEO=kosovo-government-falls-after-losing-no-confidence-vote Belgrade, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Kosovo Assembly has approved today by a majority a motion of suspicion against the government of Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, with which new parliamentary elections will be convened for next month. Bolivian Mining Company Makes Millions of Dollars in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12745&SEO=bolivian-mining-company-makes-millions-of-dollars-in-profits La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Mining Corporation of Bolivia (COMIBOL), José Pimentel, reported today that the company Huanuni achieved a cumulative profit of almost 10 million dollars in the first quarter of this year. Angolan MPLA Presents Government Plan 2022 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12744&SEO=angolan-mpla-presents-government-plan-2022 Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) will publicly present its 2017-2022 government plan as part of its strategy to win the August 23 elections and remain in power. Chilean President Bachelet Begins Asia Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12743&SEO=chilean-president-bachelet-begins-asia-tour Jakarta, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet began a long journey to Indonesia and China today to highlight the country''s vocation to project to the Asia-Pacific. Argentina, Cuba Talk Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12742&SEO=argentina-cuba-talk-business Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The exchange between Cuba and Argentina in the commercial and economic area is today the meeting point of a workshop organized here by Small and Medium companies Chamber, which is attended by several companies from both nations. Bolivia's Oil Workers to Receive Wage Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12737&SEO=bolivias-oil-workers-to-receive-wage-increase La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Workers at the state-owned Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) will receive a wage increase of seven percent to their basic salary this year, Economy Minister Luis Arce said today. Bolivia Schedules Increase of Energy Export to Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12775&SEO=bolivia-schedules-increase-of-energy-export-to-argentina La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Energy Minister Rafael Alarcon reported Wednesday that the negotiations with Argentina for the export of 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of electric energy to that South American country, will be restarted at medium and long terms. China to Lead Global Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12722&SEO=china-to-lead-global-economic-growth-in-2017 Bangkok, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A third of world economic growth in 2017 will respond to the expansion of China´s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which will maintain its international leadership despite adjustments, the IMF stressed today. Bolivian Stable Economy Tops Growth in South America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12720&SEO=bolivian-stable-economy-tops-growth-in-south-america Por Claudia DupeirónLa Paz, (Prensa Latina) The stability of the Bolivian economy made the country rank as number one in economic growth in South America in 2016, an achievement that the Government plans to maintain this year, based on dynamic financial activity and social protection programs. Oil Prices Fall Due to High Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12719&SEO=oil-prices-fall-due-to-high-supply 09 de mayo de 2017, 19:27London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell at the end of trade operations of the London and New York futures markets due to oversupply, despite OPEC efforts to stabilize the market. Catad'Or Santiago Praises Wines in Chile Once Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12700&SEO=catador-santiago-praises-wines-in-chile-once-again Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd edition of the Catad''Or Wine Awards will take place in this capital from July 3 to 10, with the novelty of this year''s award to the best wines of America. Senate to Probe Chevron Nigeria Over Alleged $4.9 Billion Tax Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12696&SEO=senate-to-probe-chevron-nigeria-over-alleged-4.9-billion-tax-fraud Abuja, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Senate today indicated its readiness to investigate an oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited over alleged fraud in the tune of $4,926,464,100.00 dollars. Moon Jae-in is Now Leading in South Korean Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12689&SEO=moon-jae-in-is-now-leading-in-south-korean-presidential-election Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Candidate Moon Jae-in, of the Liberal Democratic Party, is now leading vote counting in the South Korea''s presidential election and is ahead of the nearest rival with 18 points, polls showed. Cuba Reiterates Solidarity with SADR President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12686&SEO=cuba-reiterates-solidarity-with-sadr-president Algiers, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s solidarity with the self-determination of the Western Sahara people has been reiterated by Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, to the president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, according to reports today. Asia-Pacific Leads Global Growth: IMF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12687&SEO=asia-pacific-leads-global-growth-imf Bangkok, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) informed today that the region Asia-Pacific will continue as leader of global growth and placed its expansion projection at 5.5 percent in 2017 and 5.4 in 2018. Evo Morales Presents Employment Plan for Several Sectors in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12682&SEO=evo-morales-presents-employment-plan-for-several-sectors-in-bolivia La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has announced today a national employment plan for urban infrastructure sectors, protection and rehabilitation of productive areas, youth labor insertion in private companies and the so-called seed fund. Spanish Right Loses Electoral Support, According to Poll http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12681&SEO=spanish-right-loses-electoral-support-according-to-poll Madrid, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Although it would win a hypothetical election again, the right-wing Popular Party (PP) of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy lost support among voters within six months of his second term, a poll showed. Iran Denounces Western Plans to Revive Disputes in Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12680&SEO=iran-denounces-western-plans-to-revive-disputes-in-middle-east Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani today denounced the persistence of the West powers'' plans to revive the problems among Middle East countries, to which the Islamic republic responds by strengthening its military power. Cuban Demands Increasing South's Presence at UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12679&SEO=cuban-demands-increasing-souths-presence-at-un-security-council United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba repeated its call to guarantee a larger presence of the South in the United Nations Security Council in order to take balance and credibility to that body. South Africa Embarks on High Speed Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12675&SEO=south-africa-embarks-on-high-speed-train Pretoria, May 9 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma has unveiled new high speed trains that will offer faster journey times and greater reliability. Chile Hopes to Exceed Six Million Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12673&SEO=chile-hopes-to-exceed-six-million-tourists-in-2017 Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Chile wants to overcome the imaginary barrier of the six million foreign tourists in 2017, a goal that seems tangible starting from the good results of the hospitality industry in this southern country. Cuba Ready to Contribute in Preparation for WTO Ministerial Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12670&SEO=cuba-ready-to-contribute-in-preparation-for-wto-ministerial-event Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has showed in Geneva its willingness to contribute to preparing the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to be held in Buenos Aires, diplomatic sources said today. Mexican Business Confederation Demands Laws Against Insecurity, Impun http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12668&SEO=mexican-business-confederation-demands-laws-against-insecurity-impun México, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Business Confederation of Mexico (Coparmex) criticized that legislators delay the approval of laws against insecurity, corruption and impunity in the country. Legislature to Assess Conditions for Financial Rescue in Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12663&SEO=legislature-to-assess-conditions-for-financial-rescue-in-greece Athens, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Parliament will examine on May 18 the demands presented by international creditors to grant new external finance to the country, said Parliament President Nikos Vutsis. WTO Prepares Forum on Trade Realities and Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12656&SEO=wto-prepares-forum-on-trade-realities-and-challenges Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is preparing the Public Forum 2017 to propitiate a debate on the realities and challenges in commerce. Brazilian Trade in Last Four Months Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12655&SEO=brazilian-trade-in-last-four-months-decreases Brasilia, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Wholesale trade in Brazil decreased 4.5 percent in the last 12 months, according to a report today by Serasa Experian, a credit research firm that offers digital certification, marketing and sales consultancy, fraud protection, and economic analysis. Slight Rises of Euro and Stock Markets after Macron Victory in Franc http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12644&SEO=slight-rises-of-euro-and-stock-markets-after-macron-victory-in-franc London, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The euro and the European stock markets experienced today slight rises after the victory by centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential elections in France. Bolivia to Host Second Regional Economic Development Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12636&SEO=bolivia-to-host-second-regional-economic-development-forum La Paz, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Second Regional Forum of Local Economic Development for Latin America and the Caribbean will take place in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba with the presentation of initiatives that promote regional sustainability, reported the national media today. Debate About Poverty Eradication in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12635&SEO=debate-about-poverty-eradication-in-the-un United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) installed a three -day session dedicated to talk about poverty eradication, a phenomenon affecting more than 800 million human beings in the planet. Other 13 Iranian Miners' Bodies Found, Lethal Figure Rises 39 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12629&SEO=other-13-iranian-miners-bodies-found-lethal-figure-rises-39 Tehran, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue workers have extracted another 13 bodies of workers trapped at a mine in northeastern Iran by an explosion, whose death toll rose 39, officials said. PEMEX Cuts Reduced Resources for Pipelines Monitoring http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12621&SEO=pemex-cuts-reduced-resources-for-pipelines-monitoring Mexico, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Budgetary adjustments forced Mexican Oil (Petroleos Mexicanos or PEMEX) to cut resources and means for monitoring pipelines and other facilities, was released today. Argentinean University Teachers Lead National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12619&SEO=argentinean-university-teachers-lead-national-strike Buenos Aires. May 8 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Universities teachers begin today a week of national strike in a massive claim for a fair and just salary. Damascus Opens International Services Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12613&SEO=damascus-opens-international-services-fair Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media has given broad coverage to the opening in Damascus of the International Fair, Servex 2017, dedicated to business services, a further sign that despite the heinous terrorist war imposed on this country, there''s life and a strong will to move ahead. Cuba Eyeing Eco Tourism Expansion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12608&SEO=cuba-eyeing-eco-tourism-expansion Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s forthcoming 11th International Eco Tourism Seminar (TURNAT, in Spanish) in the province of Holguín, will provide an ideal opportunity for industry experts and professionals to exchange views and to promote Cuban as an attractive destination. Evo Morales Opens Dam and Irrigation System in Cochabamba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12600&SEO=evo-morales-opens-dam-and-irrigation-system-in-cochabamba 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:44La Paz, May 7 (Prensa Latina) ''When there is soil and water, life is guaranteed'', Bolivian President Evo Morales said today at the opening of a dam and irrigation system in the municipality of Pojo, in the central department of Cochabamba. South Africa President Lauds Results of WEF meeting in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12597&SEO=south-africa-president-lauds-results-of-wef-meeting-in-durban 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:03Pretoria, May 7 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma has lauded Team South Africa on the success and positive outcomes achieved at the World Economic Forum on Africa, held May 3-5 in Durban. Inflation Hits Mexico's Humble Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12593&SEO=inflation-hits-mexicos-humble-sectors 07 de mayo de 2017, 11:19Mexico, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Inflation hits the most humble sectors of Mexican society, from the informal urban to the rural laborer, social and academic organizations have warned today. Vietnam Finalizes Details to Host APEC Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12586&SEO=vietnam-finalizes-details-to-host-apec-forum Hanoi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam finalizes details today to host from Tuesday a series of meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum as part of the work prior to the summit of its leaders scheduled for next November. Chinese Navy Hands Over Three Pirates to Somali Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12578&SEO=chinese-navy-hands-over-three-pirates-to-somali-authorities Mogadiscio,May 6 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese navy ship handed over three suspected pirates to Somali authorities today, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to stamp out a resurgence of piracy this year. China to Enhance Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan Under Belt and Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12574&SEO=china-to-enhance-cooperation-with-kyrgyzstan-under-belt-and-road Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that China stands ready to enhance practical cooperation with Kyrgyzstan under the Belt and Road Initiative. China Sets Up B20 Business Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12570&SEO=china-sets-up-b20-business-council Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) The B20 China Business Council was established today in Beijing to help Chinese enterprises participate in global economic governance. Next Cuban Tourism Fair Will Be Dedicated to United Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12571&SEO=next-cuban-tourism-fair-will-be-dedicated-to-united-kingdom Holguín, Cuba, (Prensa Latina) The 38th International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2018 will be dedicated to the United Kingdom, as guest of honor, official sources informed here. Pakistan: Court to Investigate Those Implicated in Panama Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12568&SEO=pakistan-court-to-investigate-those-implicated-in-panama-papers Islamabad, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Pakistan named six entities as part of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to verify the financial denunciations revealed by Panama Papers against the family of prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. Puerto Rican Socialists Declare Repression Will Not Stop Anger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12545&SEO=puerto-rican-socialists-declare-repression-will-not-stop-anger San Juan, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Socialist Workers'' Movement (MST) of Puerto Rico reaffirmed today its ''fervent solidarity with the indignant youth'' involved in incidents last Monday, during the National Strike, in San Juan banking area. Nicaragua's President Receives Japanese Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12539&SEO=nicaraguas-president-receives-japanese-foreign-minister Managua, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega welcomed here today Japanese Foreign Minister Kentaro Sonoura, who visits the country to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between the two nations. Rafael Correa Receives Honoris Causa of the University of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12536&SEO=rafael-correa-receives-honoris-causa-of-the-university-of-havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, received today the honorary doctorate in economics of the University of Havana, by the rector of that institution, Gustavo Cobreiro. Annexionist Legislator Fears USA Promotes Independence of Puerto Rico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12530&SEO=annexionist-legislator-fears-usa-promotes-independence-of-puerto-rico San Juan, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Legislator Jose Aponte is fearing today that the United States will promote an independence process for Puerto Rico, after the island government petitions for bankruptcy under title III of the Promesa law. Cuban Economists Support Investment Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12526&SEO=cuban-economists-support-investment-program Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban economists are increasingly supporting today the investment program being implemented in this island, in feasibility studies done jointly with consulting firms. Nature Tourism Captures Interest at FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12522&SEO=nature-tourism-captures-interest-at-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Nature and adventure travels are priority issues today in the debates of the 37th International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2017, that is held in this eastern Cuban city. Vietnam Targets Annual Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12521&SEO=vietnam-targets-annual-economic-growth Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese authorities maintain the goal of economic growth of 6.7 percent for this year, after evaluating the positive performance of production and foreign trade in the first four months. Trade within Africa a Must, Urges SA Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12516&SEO=trade-within-africa-a-must-urges-sa-minister Pretoria, May 5 (Prensa Latina) As the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) draws to an end on Friday, South Africa''s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has suggested that African countries should, more than ever before, trade among themselves. Vietnam Will Work by Consensus on Future TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12515&SEO=vietnam-will-work-by-consensus-on-future-tpp Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam affirmed today it will work with other members of the Transpacific Agreement of Economic Cooperation (TPP) in order to achieve consensus on future orientations for the Pact, given the uncertainty after the withdrawal of the United States. Serbia Confiscates Weapons Allegedly Destined for Macedonia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12491&SEO=serbia-confiscates-weapons-allegedly-destined-for-macedonia Belgrade, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Military Intelligence Agency (MIA) of Serbia has confiscated a large arms cache, allegedly destined for Macedonia, Blic online posted today. World Food Prices Drop in April, FAO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12490&SEO=world-food-prices-drop-in-april-fao-says Rome, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Food price index in April averaged 168 points, 1.8 percent less than in March, but 10 percent higher compared to the same period of 2016, FAO reported today. CARICOM to Mount Observer Mission for Elections in Bahamas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12489&SEO=caricom-to-mount-observer-mission-for-elections-in-bahamas Georgetown, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reported today from its headquarters in Guyana the creation of an observer mission to ensure the transparency in the Bahamas'', May 10 general elections. Colombia Opens III World Congress of Free Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12488&SEO=colombia-opens-iii-world-congress-of-free-zones Bogota, May 4 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos will officially open today, in the Caribbean city of Cartagenas de Indias, the III World Congress of Free Zones, which will be attended by more than 500 participants from 50 countries. Chinese Market Opened to Cuban Habanos Cigars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12485&SEO=chinese-market-opened-to-cuban-habanos-cigars Beijing, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, highlighted the opportunities offered today by this nation for the Cuban tobacco market in its different ranges. Holguin, a Perfect Venue for FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12482&SEO=holguin-a-perfect-venue-for-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The main recreational fair not only in Cuba, but the entire Caribbean, FITCuba 2017, is taking place in the eastern city of Holguin, the island''s fourth travel sector. China: Top Investor and Job Creator in Africa in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12481&SEO=china-top-investor-and-job-creator-in-africa-in-2016 Abuja, May 4 (Prensa Latina) China''s direct investment in Africa in 2016 reportedly totaled $ 66.4 billion and created almost 131,000 jobs. Brazil to Launch Geostationary Satellite From French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12480&SEO=brazil-to-launch-geostationary-satellite-from-french-guiana Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s first geostationary defense and communications satellite (SGDC-1) will be put into orbit today from the Kourou aerospace base in French Guiana, confirmed the Presidency of the Republic. 140 Companies Attend Faicobol Business Roundtable in Cochabamba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12478&SEO=140-companies-attend-faicobol-business-roundtable-in-cochabamba 04 de mayo de 2017, 10:48La Paz, May 4 (Prensa Latina) About 140 commerce, services, and industry companies participate in the Business Roundtable of the International Fair of Cochabamba, which continues today in that city of central Bolivia. Vietnamese Govt Calls for Boosting Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12476&SEO=vietnamese-govt-calls-for-boosting-mining Hanoi, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, said today measures will be taken to boost mining, one of the issues addressed at a government meeting that analyzed the country''s socio-economic situation. South Africa, Still a Gateway to Africa, Says Finance Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12472&SEO=south-africa-still-a-gateway-to-africa-says-finance-minister Pretoria, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) taking place in Durban till Friday shows that South Africa continues to be a gateway to the rest of Africa, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Building Industry and Materials with Downward Trend in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12469&SEO=building-industry-and-materials-with-downward-trend-in-brazil Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Industrial production and trade of materials in construction continue to fall below the records achieved in the first quarter of last year, according to reports issued by specialized agencies published here today. Cuba Gets Record Number of Foreign Tourists in Four Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12464&SEO=cuba-gets-record-number-of-foreign-tourists-in-four-months Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Two million foreign tourists have arrived in Cuba in the first four months of the year for a record number and a 15% increase, recorded 39 days earlier than last year. Cuba Reaches Two million Tourists in May 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12453&SEO=cuba-reaches-two-million-tourists-in-may-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached two million tourists this month, 39 days earlier than planned for this year, according to the the 37th edition of the International Tourism Fair (FitCuba-2017). World Economic Forum Kicks Off in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12448&SEO=world-economic-forum-kicks-off-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma welcomed hundreds of business leaders attending the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) in Durban, saying that South Africa will once again prove to the world that the country is capable of hosting any major event. Vietnamese Bank Plans to Open Representation Office in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12441&SEO=vietnamese-bank-plans-to-open-representation-office-in-new-york Hanoi, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Commercial Bank of Vietnam (Vietcombank) plans to open a representative office in the US city of New York and subsidiaries in Australia and Laos, indicated the media here today. China's Belt and Road Initiative Raises Interest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12440&SEO=chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-raises-interest Beijing, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Forum on International Cooperation of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held in this capital during the following days, is acknowledged by its benefits to all countries and has raised interest from several nations. Santos Announces Great Natural Gas Discovery in Caribbean Colombian http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12437&SEO=santos-announces-great-natural-gas-discovery-in-caribbean-colombian Bogota, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos has announced today the discovery of a large gas field in the Colombian Caribbean, considered the biggest finding of that kind in the last 28 years. International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2017 Begins Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12423&SEO=international-tourism-fair-fitcuba-2017-begins-today Holguin, Cuba 3 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair of Cuba (FITCuba 2017) begins today in this eastern city with delegations from dozens of countries and the interest to boost the tour industry in the archipelago. Economic Forum Opens in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12417&SEO=economic-forum-opens-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) With inclusive growth as the main target in discussions world and African leaders and business executives opened in Durban, South Africa, the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa). Canada Seeks to Expand Trade with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12405&SEO=canada-seeks-to-expand-trade-with-mercosur Ottawa, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s Government is today debating the most essential issues for a free trade agreement with the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Hits Six-year High in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12393&SEO=eurozone-manufacturing-activity-hits-six-year-high-in-april London, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The manufacturing activity of the Eurozone rose in April at a fastest pace of six years, before a strong demand and despite rise of prices, published today the Information and Analysis Pollster Markit IHS. Cuba Calls to Dismantle Campaign Against Integrationist Processes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12389&SEO=cuba-calls-to-dismantle-campaign-against-integrationist-processes Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Secretary of the Cuban Workers'' Confederation (CTC), Ulises Guilarte, called today on the forces of the left-wing to dismantle the media campaigns of discredit against the integrationist processes of the region. Evo Morales Confident in Recovering Bolivian Access to Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12385&SEO=evo-morales-confident-in-recovering-bolivian-access-to-pacific La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales is considering today that the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will favor Bolivia in its claim to recover the sovereign access to the sea, snatched by Chile in 1879. President Zuma to Preside Over World Economic Forum in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12368&SEO=president-zuma-to-preside-over-world-economic-forum-in-durban Pretoria, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma will lead South African delegation to the World Economic Forum on Africa to be held from May 3-5, 2017 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center in Durban. Colon Free Trade Zone Reports Notable Recovery in Early 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12367&SEO=colon-free-trade-zone-reports-notable-recovery-in-early-2017 Panama, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics for the first two months of 2017 show a 23.3-percent recovery in the Free Trade Zone of Colon (ZLC) in Panama, based on new commercial strategies, following four years of steady fall. Evo Morales Says Unity Is the Best Gift for Bolivian Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12363&SEO=evo-morales-says-unity-is-the-best-gift-for-bolivian-workers 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:51La Paz, May 1 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stated today that unity and the social achievements made by the 11-year Democratic-Cultural Revolution are the best gifts for Bolivians on the International Workers'' Day. China and United Arab Emirates to Increase Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12362&SEO=china-and-united-arab-emirates-to-increase-cooperation 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:44Beijing, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan began an official visit to China today to assess bilateral cooperation. Saudi King Saw off Angela Merkel Optimistic to Strengthen Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12354&SEO=saudi-king-saw-off-angela-merkel-optimistic-to-strengthen-cooperation Riyadh, May 1 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel left Jeddah today after concluding an official visit in which she left a feeling of optimism and confidence in the strengthening bilateral relations in several fields. Cuba and Costa Rica Express Interest in Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12352&SEO=cuba-and-costa-rica-express-interest-in-collaboration 01 de mayo de 2017, 09:21San Jose, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Maria Dolores Rivero, the development director of Grupo Empresarial Ganadero, attached to the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture, expressed her country''s interest in strengthening collaboration and exchanging experiences in stockbreeding with Costa Rica. Mexican Stockbreeders Apply Cuban Experience to Produce Forage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12344&SEO=mexican-stockbreeders-apply-cuban-experience-to-produce-forage Mexico, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The project of nutritional forests for the production of improved pastures acquired from Cuba is being successfully developed in Veracruz, Jesus Ortega, president of the Livestock Association of this Mexican state, said. Angolan Oil Company Saves 200 Million Dollars by Reducing Costs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12328&SEO=angolan-oil-company-saves-200-million-dollars-by-reducing-costs Luanda, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The state-owned National Society of Fuels of Angola (Sonangol) has saved 200 million dollars in costs since June 2016, local media reported on Sunday. South Africa Will Host Economic Forum on Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12322&SEO=south-africa-will-host-economic-forum-on-africa Pretoria Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa will host the 27th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which will take place next week, to focus on achieving inclusive growth in the continent. FITCuba-2017´s Expectations Grow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12320&SEO=fitcuba-2017as-expectations-grow Havana, April 30 (Prensa Latina) Just two days before the opening of the 37th International Tourism Fair (FITCuba-2017), expectations grow among tour operators and journalists. ASEAN Holds Summit in Philippines among Regional Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12310&SEO=asean-holds-summit-in-philippines-among-regional-challenges Manila, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 30th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) opened in Manila, the Philippines today with leaders of the 10 member nations looking to strengthen connectivity and promote the bloc as a global player. Business Fair in Cuba to Facilitate Offer Promotion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12301&SEO=business-fair-in-cuba-to-facilitate-offer-promotion 29 de abril de 2017, 01:40Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 4th edition of the Business Fair scheduled for May 10 to 25 in the Expocuba fair grounds, is expected as a space for economic actors to promote their offers and identify other potentialities. Chile Rejects US Special Report on Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12285&SEO=chile-rejects-us-special-report-on-trade 28 de abril de 2017, 15:17Santiago, Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Affairs Directorate (Direcon) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile has rejected today the contents of the United States Special Report 301 related to trade. Trump Approves Resumption of Oil Drilling on US Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12280&SEO=trump-approves-resumption-of-oil-drilling-on-us-coasts Washington, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) President of the United States Donald Trump signed an executive order that undoes the restrictions ordered by former President Barack Obama for oil and natural gas drilling offshore. Denmark Charges Six Men With Training, Fighting for Islamic State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12277&SEO=denmark-charges-six-men-with-training-fighting-for-islamic-state Copenhague,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Denmark''s public prosecutor''s office said today it had charged six men with allowing themselves to be recruited by Islamic State and fighting for the militant group in Syria. Nepal Set to Sign Agreement With China to Be Part of OBOR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12276&SEO=nepal-set-to-sign-agreement-with-china-to-be-part-of-obor Katmandú,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina)Nepal is set to sign an agreement with China to be part of the ''One Belt One Road Conference'' officials said today. Chile Hit by Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12275&SEO=chile-hit-by-earthquake Santiago de Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina Chile is still under the scourge of telluric movements,that started last Saturday, when a strong quake of 5.8 degrees in the Richter scale was felt Friday at noon in the central part of the South American country. Japan Warns of Possible Volcanic Eruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12271&SEO=japan-warns-of-possible-volcanic-eruption Tokyo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s meteorological authorities issued a warning for navigation near the underwater volcano Bayonnaise Rocks, which lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, 400 kilometers from the capital. Japan Warns of Possible Volcanic Eruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12272&SEO=japan-warns-of-possible-volcanic-eruption 28 de abril de 2017, 12:58Tokyo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s meteorological authorities issued a warning for navigation near the underwater volcano Bayonnaise Rocks, which lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, 400 kilometers from the capital. Qatar to Host Preparatory Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12269&SEO=qatar-to-host-preparatory-arab-conference-on-disaster-risk-reduction Doha, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Arab League (AL) and its member states, together with the United Nations, organize the third regional preparatory Arab conference on disaster risk reduction to be held in Qatar from next Sunday, organizers announced today. Google and Facebook Fall into Phishing Scam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12266&SEO=google-and-facebook-fall-into-phishing-scam Washington, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) US companies Google and Facebook, giants within the computer industry, admitted today that they fell victims of phishing, a term used to identify scams based on identity theft. Turkey Intensifies Attacks in Northern Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12264&SEO=turkey-intensifies-attacks-in-northern-syria Damascus, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Turkish artillery bombed the village of Ras Ain in the northern Syrian province of Hassakeh, destroyed its drinking water plant and caused extensive damage to infrastructure, military sources confirmed today in Damascus. University of Camagüey Hosts International Scientific Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12262&SEO=university-of-camaguey-hosts-international-scientific-conference Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The University of Camagüey hosts today the International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (Cytdes-2017), scheduled in this central-eastern city from June 5 to 7. Cuban Government Approves Plan to Tackle Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12260&SEO=cuban-government-approves-plan-to-tackle-climate-change Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Council of Ministers has approved the State Plan to tackle climate change and thus counteract the damage this phenomenon would cause to the country in coming years, Granma daily reports today. Mexico Ensures Original Tequila http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12259&SEO=mexico-ensures-original-tequila Mexico, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Consumer''s Office (PROFECO) and the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) reportedly signed today an agreement seeking to ensure the original quality of this Mexican flagship product. Outgoing, Incoming Governments Begin Transition Process in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12258&SEO=outgoing-incoming-governments-begin-transition-process-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The outgoing and incoming government teams in Ecuador are starting meetings today for the transition process established by the president, Rafael Correa, to ensure an orderly and transparent power transfer. Maduro Warns of Violent Face of Ultra Right Wing in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12257&SEO=maduro-warns-of-violent-face-of-ultra-right-wing-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro asserted that in the next few hours he will reveal the violent face of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) and the ultra-right, so that you will be aware of the truth of what is happening in Venezuela. FAO, WFP Report on Food Crisis in Four Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12255&SEO=fao-wfp-report-on-food-crisis-in-four-nations Rome, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) today report on the food security situation in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Priorities for Cuban Economy in 2018 Analyzed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12253&SEO=priorities-for-cuban-economy-in-2018-analyzed Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban economy in 2018 will have among its priorities the support in production levels and investments associated to exports, import substitution , development programs and infrastructure as well as tourism demands, informed official sources. These and other economic issues were debated at the meeting of the Council of Ministers, presided by Army General Raul Castro, where directives were analyzed for the elaboration of the Economy Plan and the State Budget for next year, said today daily Granma. FMs Reaffirm ASEAN's Role to Promote Peace, Stability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12252&SEO=fms-reaffirm-aseans-role-to-promote-peace-stability Manila, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have stressed today the need that the bloc promotes an active role in guaranteeing peace and stability. Brazil to Formally Join the Bolivian Initiative of Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12248&SEO=brazil-to-formally-join-the-bolivian-initiative-of-bioceanic-train La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will formally join the project of the Bioceanic Railroad Corridor of Integration by signing next May 18 an understanding memorandum with Bolivia, main driving force of that initiative. Evo Discusses Production Contracts Law with Bolivian Miners http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12242&SEO=evo-discusses-production-contracts-law-with-bolivian-miners La Paz, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and representatives of the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives (Fencomin) discussed today the adjustments to the Law 845, for production contracts, issued in October. European Parliament Criticizes Steps by Expresident http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12232&SEO=european-parliament-criticizes-steps-by-expresident Brussels, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The plenary of the European Parliament criticized the steps by former president Martin Schulz during his mandate between 2012 until the beginnings of the present year. Brazilian Trade Unions Ready for General Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12226&SEO=brazilian-trade-unions-ready-for-general-strike Brasilia, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s main trade union are finalizing today the details of the general strike scheduled for Friday, which could become the largest in the last three decades. Call to Unity, Cooperation for Regional Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12220&SEO=call-to-unity-cooperation-for-regional-sustainable-development México, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development continues here today after a call made by president Enrique Peña Nieto to achieve unity, cooperation and regional integration. UN Expert to Analyze Financial Transparency in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12217&SEO=un-expert-to-analyze-financial-transparency-in-panama United Nations, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The independent expert of the United Nations on external debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, announced today a visit in May to Panama to evaluate the impact of the fiscal evasions by individuals and enterprises. Bachelet Attends 'Tarnished' Anniversary of Chilean Carabineers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12216&SEO=bachelet-attends-tarnished-anniversary-of-chilean-carabineers Santiago de Chile, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will attend the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Corps of Carabineers, a day tinged with a millionaire fraud and allegations of corruption. Macron-Le Pen Gap Decreases as Elections Come Closer in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12215&SEO=macron-le-pen-gap-decreases-as-elections-come-closer-in-france Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The gap between the centrist-liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron and the right-wing, Marine Le Pen became shorter in the last few days prior to the second round of vote in France, according to a poll released today. Merkel Predicts Consequences in Case of Turkey-EU Rupture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12214&SEO=merkel-predicts-consequences-in-case-of-turkey-eu-rupture Berlin, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of the disastrous consequences of a hypothetical rupture in relations between the European Union (EU) and Turkey. First Stone for Bioelectrical Plant Construction to Be Placed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12213&SEO=first-stone-for-bioelectrical-plant-construction-to-be-placed Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The first stone for the construction of the ''Ciro Redondo'' bioelectric plant, in Ciego de Avila, will be symbolically placed today where this power plant will be built. HostelCuba Ends;It Confirms Growing Interest in the Island's Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12211&SEO=hostelcuba-endsit-confirms-growing-interest-in-the-islands-tourism Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba Fair is concluding today with the certainty of the growing interest in the entertainment industry in Cuba, considered by some as an almost virgin territory for foreign investment with many possibilities. Bank of Japan Raises Forecast of Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12203&SEO=bank-of-japan-raises-forecast-of-economic-growth Tokyo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan (BOJ) improved today its forecast of economic growth for this country and kept intact its monetary policy. Bolivia to Create Operative Group for Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12199&SEO=bolivia-to-create-operative-group-for-bioceanic-train Claudia Dupeiron Garcia Australia to Impose Gas Export Controls If Domestic Shortage Hits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12188&SEO=australia-to-impose-gas-export-controls-if-domestic-shortage-hits Canberra,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Turnbull government will impose export controls when there is a shortage of gas in the domestic market, acting on advice from the energy market operator and Australia''s competition watchdog. Burundi Stops World Food Program Convoy From Entering Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12186&SEO=burundi-stops-world-food-program-convoy-from-entering-country Bujumbura,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Burundi has blocked a World Food Programme (WFP) convoy originating in Rwanda from entering the country, citing security concerns, the WFP said on Wednesday. Seminar Held in Nepal on Second Anniversary of Quake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12185&SEO=seminar-held-in-nepal-on-second-anniversary-of-quake Katmandú,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Nepal''s government has pledged to accelerate its recovery efforts from the 2015 earthquakes in a seminar held in this capital. South American Quake Survey Could Help Predict Future Big Ones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12181&SEO=south-american-quake-survey-could-help-predict-future-big-ones Washington, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) A new survey of earthquakes in South America could help scientists predict the next big one. Masahiro Imamura: Japanese Minister Quits Over Fukushima Comments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12179&SEO=masahiro-imamura-japanese-minister-quits-over-fukushima-comments Tokyo,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina)Japan''s reconstruction minister has resigned after making a remark that was seen as offensive to those affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Brazil Post Office Starts National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12177&SEO=brazil-post-office-starts-national-strike Brasilia, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Postal workers in Brazil will begin a national strike today to protest against the reforms carried out by the government of Michel Temer and the threat of privatization of this old institution. China, Canada Agree to Increase Economic, Financial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12174&SEO=china-canada-agree-to-increase-economic-financial-cooperation Beijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) China and Canada held an strategic, economic financial talk and agree to boost cooperation in trade, investments and science to promote strategic bilateral association, spread the government today. Mexico Hosts Latin, Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12167&SEO=mexico-hosts-latin-caribbean-forum-on-sustainable-development Mexico, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto is opening today the first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development, in which representatives of government and the civil society will participate. HostelCuba Proposes Tourism Investment Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12162&SEO=hostelcuba-proposes-tourism-investment-forum Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) An investment forum stands out today among the proposals of the second day of HostelCuba, which includes intense agenda of private roundtable discussions and discussions among professionals. ECLAC: Bolivia to Lead Regional Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12157&SEO=eclac-bolivia-to-lead-regional-economic-growth La Paz, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) For the fourth consecutive year, Bolivia will lead the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South America in 2017, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projections published here today. Former Greek Minister of Finance Recognizes Ecuador's Economic Manage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12130&SEO=former-greek-minister-of-finance-recognizes-ecuadors-economic-manage Quito, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Greek Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis, who continues today his visit to Ecuador, highlighted the adequate management of national economyh and the policies of President Rafael Correa, who considered a reference worldwide. Okinawa Governor To Take Legal Action To Stop New US Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12128&SEO=okinawa-governor-to-take-legal-action-to-stop-new-us-base Tokyo,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga says he will take every possible legal measure, including filing a fresh law suit, to halt work to build a new US military base in the prefecture. Onaga was speaking to reporters as the Defense Ministry''s regional bureau began work on Tuesday to build seawalls off the coast of Henoko in Nago City. The site is to be reclaimed to build an alternative facility for the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station. Russia Criticizes Ukraine Cut of Electric Service to Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12127&SEO=russia-criticizes-ukraine-cut-of-electric-service-to-donbass Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Ukrainian government''s decision to suspend the electricity service to the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic will only move the region further away from Kiev itself, stated the Kremlin today. Overseas Voters Begin to Cast Ballots For South Korea Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12124&SEO=overseas-voters-begin-to-cast-ballots-for-south-korea-election Seoul, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) South Korean overseas voters began casting their ballots for the May 9 presidential election today as leading candidates wooed them with promises of improved safety and government services. UN Demands End of Fighting, Blockade on Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12123&SEO=un-demands-end-of-fighting-blockade-on-yemen United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations human rights independent experts today demanded the end of the fighting in Yemen and the naval blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, as urgent actions to help millions of people at risk of famine. UNICEF Seeks to Immunize Somali Children Against Measles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12122&SEO=unicef-seeks-to-immunize-somali-children-against-measles Mogadishu,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners today kicked off an emergency campaign to immunize 30,000 children against measles in Baidoa, one of the hardest-hit areas in southern Somalia. Cuba and Colombia Hold Migration Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12116&SEO=cuba-and-colombia-hold-migration-talks Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Colombia are holding today and tomorrow in this capital the 3rd Bilateral Round of Migration Talks, with the aim of progressing the negotiation of a Memorandum on this matter. Ukraine Demands End of US Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12115&SEO=ukraine-demands-end-of-us-blockade-against-cuba Kiev, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The organization ''Stop the blockade against Cuba'' has held a rally in front of the U.S. embassy in this capital to demand the end of the blockade against the island, diplomatic sources said today. HostelCuba Fair to Open Activities for Tourism Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12111&SEO=hostelcuba-fair-to-open-activities-for-tourism-sector Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba fair begins its activities and exhibitions today, aimed to the country''s recreational industry and in which discussions will be held among professionals, investment forum and for the first time, a gastronomic forum. ECLAC Foresees Growth of 1.1% in Latin America, Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12106&SEO=eclac-foresees-growth-of-1.1-in-latin-america-caribbean Santiago, Chile, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean region will register an economic expansion of only 1.1 percent in 2017, mainly due to a decline of prices of South America''s primary goods, the Latin America and the Caribbean Commission (ECLAC) has projected. JetBlue Willing to Fly from Boston City to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12095&SEO=jetblue-willing-to-fly-from-boston-city-to-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:12Washington, April 24 (Prensa Latina) US airline JetBlue is willing to fly from Boston to Cuba, insisting on applying for a permit to the US Government to be able open that flight, the Boston Globe newspaper reported. Food Insecurity Grew 35% in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12094&SEO=food-insecurity-grew-35-in-2016 24 de abril de 2017, 16:07Rome, April 24 (Prensa Latina) Food insecurity phase-3 reached a global level of 108 million people in 2016, 35% higher than in 2015, according to a study submitted today in the FAO Council. Turkish Entrepreneurs Explore Business Opportunities in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12093&SEO=turkish-entrepreneurs-explore-business-opportunities-in-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:04Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 Turkish businessmen from industry, agriculture, electronics, tourism and other sectors are exploring opportunities of increasing trade and investment in Cuba during a bilateral business forum being held here. Cuban Port of Nuevitas Fosters Economic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12086&SEO=cuban-port-of-nuevitas-fosters-economic-development Camaguey, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An investment close to the 40 million dollars will allow the Cuban port of Nuevitas, Camaguey, Cuba, distant 70 kilometers from the provincial capital with the name of Camaguey, to become one of the ports with a biggest operational capacity in the island. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi Chosen to Test World's First Malaria Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12081&SEO=ghana-kenya-and-malawi-chosen-to-test-worlds-first-malaria-vaccine Gineva,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Three African countries have been chosen to test the world''s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced today. FAO: 20 Million People in Africa Are at Risk of Dying From Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12077&SEO=fao-20-million-people-in-africa-are-at-risk-of-dying-from-hunger 24 de abril de 2017, 12:13Rome, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned that about 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, northern Nigeria and Yemen are at risk of dying from hunger. Angola Ready to Vote on August -23- 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12076&SEO=angola-ready-to-vote-on-august-23-2017 24 de abril de 2017, 11:57Luanda, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos stated today that the conditions are ready to vote on the Angolan general elections. Despite Brexit, South Africa Will Continue to Trade with UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12074&SEO=despite-brexit-south-africa-will-continue-to-trade-with-uk Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Government''s priority is to ensure that there is certainty and continuity in the trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom as a result of Brexit, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The Coup Ghost Continues Wandering Around Brazil, Dilma Rousseff http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12073&SEO=the-coup-ghost-continues-wandering-around-brazil-dilma-rousseff Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The ghost of the coup continues wandering around Brazil, said former president Dilma Rousseff, who warned that reactionary forces could try to prevent an election victory of former president Inacio Lula da Silva. Cuba Electrifies Homes with Photovoltaic Solar Panels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12064&SEO=cuba-electrifies-homes-with-photovoltaic-solar-panels Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Electrification with photovoltaic solar panels to isolated homes is today a strategy of the Cuban State to benefit families living in places with difficult access. France Goes to the Ballot Boxes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12045&SEO=france-goes-to-the-ballot-boxes 23 de abril de 2017, 11:21Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) French citizens living in Paris are going to the ballot boxes today, in an election day framed by uncertainty, regardring the results, and a high police surveillance. UK Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12044&SEO=uk-labour-leader-corbyn-says-could-suspend-syria-air-strikes 23 de abril de 2017, 11:06London,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Britain''s main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said today that he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister at a June 8 election. Cuban Successful Presentation in Kazahstan International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12041&SEO=cuban-successful-presentation-in-kazahstan-international-fair 23 de abril de 2017, 10:24Astana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba made a successful presentation of its recreational services and products at the 2017 Kift International Tourism Fair, celebrated in the Kazakh city of Almaty. Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes European Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12038&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-concludes-european-tour Athens, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, departed from here back to Cuba today after an official visit to Greece, a country in which he finished a tour of three European nations. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis Visits Djibouti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12037&SEO=us-defence-secretary-jim-mattis-visits-djibouti Djibuti,Apr 23(Prensa Latina) US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived today for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States'' only permanent military base on the African continent. Seven Countries in Cooperation on China-Europe Freight Rail Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12034&SEO=seven-countries-in-cooperation-on-china-europe-freight-rail-services 23 de abril de 2017, 09:08Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Railway authorities of China, Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland and Russia, have signed an agreement to deepen cooperation on China-Europe freight rail services, according to China Railway Corporation. China, Australia Pledge to Further Deepen Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12032&SEO=china-australia-pledge-to-further-deepen-bilateral-relations Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have pledged here today to further deepen bilateral relations between the two countries. Trump's Fiscal Reform to be Announced Lacks Details http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12030&SEO=trumps-fiscal-reform-to-be-announced-lacks-details Washington, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) U.S.President Donald Trump will announce his promised fiscal reform next week, consisting in the big picture and priorities of his plans on tax code but without much detail, revealed news media this weekend. India was Largest Receiver of Remittances Worldwide in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12025&SEO=india-was-largest-receiver-of-remittances-worldwide-in-2016 New Delhi (Prensa Latina) Despite the 8.9 percent fall in 2016, India continues heading the countries which most remittances received last year, reported a report published in this capital. Global E-market Generates Multi-million Dollars Profits in 2015 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11998&SEO=global-e-market-generates-multi-million-dollars-profits-in-2015 21 de abril de 2017, 17:00Geneva, April 21 (Prensa Latina) In the late 2015, global e-commerce generated about $25 billion USD worth of profits, according to statistics published by UNCTAD. Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean Rose in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11997&SEO=remittances-to-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-rose-in-2016 21 de abril de 2017, 16:58Washington, April 21 (Prensa Latina) Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean rose in 2016, a fact that contrasts with what have occurred in other regions of the world, according to the World Bank. Agriculture Congress in Cuba Debates on Losses Reduction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11990&SEO=agriculture-congress-in-cuba-debates-on-losses-reduction Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 40 institutions of 15 countries continue today at the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture analyzing and evaluating how to avoid losses in the production chain. Global CEOs Call G-20 for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11987&SEO=global-ceos-call-g-20-for-greater-disclosure-of-climate-risks Geneva,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina)The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risks. Bigote Gato, Curious Havana Restaurant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11983&SEO=bigote-gato-curious-havana-restaurant Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) A curious restaurant in Havana catches travelers mainly from Europe who are traveling the streets of the Cuban capital these days, its peculiar name is Bigote Gato. Turkey in Final Stage of Buying Russian S-400 Anti-missile System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11981&SEO=turkey-in-final-stage-of-buying-russian-s-400-anti-missile-system 21 de abril de 2017, 11:55Ankara,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s talks with Russia to purchase the advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile system have reached the final stage, the country''s defense minister said. Rainy Season Continues Causing Havoc in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11978&SEO=rainy-season-continues-causing-havoc-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Nine Colombian departments are still on alert for heavy rains, while recovery work continues in Manizales to find missing people while inhabitants of Mocoa try to erase the traces of the devastating avalanches that occurred on April 1st. President-elect of Ecuador Receives Support From Social Organizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11977&SEO=president-elect-of-ecuador-receives-support-from-social-organizations Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno now has the support of a new front, the Pact of Unity of Peoples, Nationalities, Social Organizations and Workers. Mexican Company in Nicaragua Explores Business Opportunities in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11958&SEO=mexican-company-in-nicaragua-explores-business-opportunities-in-cuba Managua, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican meet processing company SuKarne, leader to this sector in Central America, is currently exploring, from Nicaragua, opportunities for business with Cuba, source from the Cuban embassy in this country confirmed today. Russian Company Gazprom Interested in Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11957&SEO=russian-company-gazprom-interested-in-bolivian-gas La Paz, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez reported Wednesday that Russian company GAZPROM is now interested in signing agreements to widen its participation with Bolivia in gas exploration and transportation projects. Problems to Cover Credit Increase Stress Among US Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11952&SEO=problems-to-cover-credit-increase-stress-among-us-citizens Washington, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) U.S. citizens have higher levels of stress today than they did 10 years ago, and most of them point to problems to cover their credits as responsible for that situation. Cuba Highlights MNOAL's Validity at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11949&SEO=cuba-highlights-mnoals-validity-at-un Geneva, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba highlighted the validity and relevance of the founding principles of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) at a difficult moment in the world at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Cameroon Returns 30,000 Displaced People from Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11947&SEO=cameroon-returns-30000-displaced-people-from-nigeria Abuja, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30,000 displaced people by the violence of terrorist group Boko Haram, returned to their native country, Nigeria, from Cameroon, reported the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in the state of Borno, the local press said Thursday. Germany Refutes US Criticism for 2016 Surplus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11944&SEO=germany-refutes-us-criticism-for-2016-surplus Berlin, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s trade surplus in 2016 reached 252 million euros, to which the United States made strong criticisms refuted today by the country''s economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, in the newspaper Bild. Crimea Interested in Economic Ties with Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11943&SEO=crimea-interested-in-economic-ties-with-latin-america Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and the Crimea, in particular, are interested in multilateral cooperation with Latin America, said Georgi Muradov, deputy prime minister of the government and permanent representative of the Russian president in the aforementioned peninsula. US Defense Secretary Meets with Egyptian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11940&SEO=us-defense-secretary-meets-with-egyptian-president Cairo, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the capital today, where he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Iran Refutes Saudi-US Accussation of Destabilizing the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11938&SEO=iran-refutes-saudi-us-accussation-of-destabilizing-the-region Tehran, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s political and military authorities refuted today what they considered repeated and unfounded accusations by Saudi Arabia and the United States of destabilizing the Persian Gulf region and considered them part of the ''anti-Iranian bragging.'' Trade in the Foreground of Pence Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11931&SEO=trade-in-the-foreground-of-pence-tour Bangkok, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Amid expectations concerning Washington''s economic policies regarding protectionism, the attention of markets focuses today on this country and the visit of U.S. Vicepresident, Mike Pence. Experts from over 15 Countries Debate in Cuba on Urban Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11923&SEO=experts-from-over-15-countries-debate-in-cuba-on-urban-agriculture Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Experts from more than 40 institutions in 15 countries are taking part in the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture inaugurated in Cuba Wednesday, to exchange and debate on food security and sovereignty. India and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11901&SEO=india-and-cuba-strengthen-cooperation-in-biotechnology New Delhi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) India may get benefits with the progress of Cuban biotechnology, one of the greatest achievements by Cuba after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959. 11.9 Percent of Italians Suffer Serious Material Deprivation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11899&SEO=11.9-percent-of-italians-suffer-serious-material-deprivation Rome, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) 11.9 percent of Italians, equivalent to 7.2 million, live in conditions of serious material deprivation, reported here today Roberto Monducci, director of the National Institute of Statistics (Istat). Saudi Arabia, USA Ratify Strategic Defense Relation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11895&SEO=saudi-arabia-usa-ratify-strategic-defense-relation Riyadh, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reaffirmed here today their commitment to expand and consolidate strategic military and security cooperation. China Pleads for Unity, Prosperity and Stability in European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11892&SEO=china-pleads-for-unity-prosperity-and-stability-in-european-union Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese prime minister, Li Keqiang, advocated for unity, prosperity and stability of the European Union (EU), it transcended here today. Canada Supports Peace Process in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11890&SEO=canada-supports-peace-process-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Canada has expressed its support for Colombia''s peace process through the Mechanism for Political, Economic and Human Rights Consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries, a communique released in this capital said today. Chile Conducts National Census Today, Declares Holiday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11889&SEO=chile-conducts-national-census-today-declares-holiday Santiago de Chile, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Starting at nine o''clock this morning, 583,000 pollsters will visit Chilean homes to find out about its population and other data, in the so-called National Short Census. Emmanuel Macron Might Become the Youngest President in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11886&SEO=emmanuel-macron-might-become-the-youngest-president-in-france Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Several pre-election surveys in France show that Emmanuel Macron, leader of the centrist En Marche! movement, is one of the favorites candidates and is likely to become the youngest president in the country''s history. Cuban Companies Active in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11881&SEO=cuban-companies-active-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) From Labiofam Vietnam, with 18 years in the Indochinese country, up to newly local Cuban industries, exhibit products at the Trade Fair inaugurated today in this capital, recognized as a platform to boost economic ties between the two nations. Big Attendance to World Accounting Forum in Cuba Expected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11874&SEO=big-attendance-to-world-accounting-forum-in-cuba-expected Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Some 400 experts of Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Colombia and other nations will participate in the 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Audit and Finances, to be held on May 22 to 24, informed an official source. Belt and Route Forum in China will Gather 28 World Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11873&SEO=belt-and-route-forum-in-china-will-gather-28-world-leaders Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The first Forum of the Belt and Route to be held here next month, will have the presence of heads of State or Government of 28 countries, announced the Foreign Minister, Wang Yi. World Bank Foresees Lat Am Economic Recovery in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11872&SEO=world-bank-foresees-lat-am-economic-recovery-in-2017 Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.5 percent in 2017, and 2.5 percent in 2018, putting an end to more than 5 years of economic stagnation, the World Bank has forecasted. Turkey, CELAC Quartet to Discuss State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11860&SEO=turkey-celac-quartet-to-discuss-state-of-relations Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reported today on the 4th meeting between Turkey and the quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which will take place here to assess the state of relations. Cuban Rums Explore Vitenamese Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11857&SEO=cuban-rums-explore-vitenamese-markets Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Tradition, history and culture, are some of the credentials by the products exhibited by Cuban company Cuba Ron S.A., to try to get access to the Vietnamese market, said Cuban specialist Ilia Maria Cardoso. Cuban Medical Brigade Work Continues Despite Conflicts in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11847&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-work-continues-despite-conflicts-in-peru Piura, Peru, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade continued its humanitarian work in this region of northern Peru, despite a protest of residents sheltered in tents where thousands of families live. Congolese Prime Minister Praises Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11845&SEO=congolese-prime-minister-praises-relations-with-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, Clement Mouamba, regarded the relations between Congo and Cuba as ''indissoluble'', during the homage to deceased Congolese president Marien Ngouabi, celebrates at the African National Heroes Park in Havana. Cuba Shows Scientific Progress at Int'l Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11844&SEO=cuba-shows-scientific-progress-at-intl-meeting Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is showing its scientific progress of the last decades during the second and last day of the Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Impeachment of Dilma Must Be Annulled, Brazilian Professor Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11843&SEO=impeachment-of-dilma-must-be-annulled-brazilian-professor-says Brasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The express recognition by Michel Temer that the coup against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff was a consequence of the fact that she did not give in to the blackmail of former Congressman Eduardo Cunha does not leave today another alternative to the Supreme Court that to annul the impeachment. Iran and EC Sign Cooperation Agreement in Nuclear Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11838&SEO=iran-and-ec-sign-cooperation-agreement-in-nuclear-security Brussels, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran and the European Community (EC) signed their first joint agreement for cooperation in nuclear security, reported the EC Executive Tuesday. Colombia: Tragedy in Mocoa Could Had Been Avoided by Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11837&SEO=colombia-tragedy-in-mocoa-could-had-been-avoided-by-authorities Bogota, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Without waiting for the results of the investigation on the avalanche in Mocoa, criticism in Colombia continues today for the lack of foresight by the authorities to avoid the tragedy experienced in the southern municipality where 321 people died. South Africa's Finance Minister to Attend IMF Meeting in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11834&SEO=south-africas-finance-minister-to-attend-imf-meeting-in-u.s. Pretoria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is heading the South African delegation to the forthcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Spring Meetings in the U.S. Congo, the 6th Oil-Producing Country of Africa, without Fuels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11830&SEO=congo-the-6th-oil-producing-country-of-africa-without-fuels Brazzaville, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Congo, the sixth oil-producing country in Africa, has been for three weeks now with fuel shortages and the stabilization of the situation seems to remain for some more weeks. Nobel Laureates Alert Risk of Eventual Paris Withdrawal from EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11827&SEO=nobel-laureates-alert-risk-of-eventual-paris-withdrawal-from-eu Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Twenty-five Nobel Economy laureates warned today about dangers of an eventual French withdrawal from the European Union (EU), option defended by several candidates to the upcoming presidential elections. New Actions for Greater Economic Ties Vietnam-Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11826&SEO=new-actions-for-greater-economic-ties-vietnam-cuba Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba agreed here today on actions focused on the exchange of information on business and trade opportunities, and greater knowledge of the respective business communities to increase economic relations. Turkey Calls for Integration Meeting with Central American Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11825&SEO=turkey-calls-for-integration-meeting-with-central-american-countries Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has convened the second forum of the Turkey-Central American Integration System (SICA), to be held in this city, according to state-run broadcasting TRT. Cuban Growing Tourism Attracts Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11803&SEO=cuban-growing-tourism-attracts-hotel-business Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The tourist boom in Cuba is particularly boosting hotel business, as the increase in arrivals requires expanded capacity, and this has led Iberostar chain to set the island as a priority in its projections in the Americas. Number of Mexicans Crossing U.S. Border Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11796&SEO=number-of-mexicans-crossing-u.s.-border-decreases Mexico, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The boycott by Mexicans on U.S. businesses along the border has reportedly caused a fall in the number of Mexicans crossing the border. International Observers Refute Referendum in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11794&SEO=international-observers-refute-referendum-in-turkey Ankara, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The mission of the Council of Europe''s international observers, which is aimed at the constitutional reform plebiscite in Turkey, criticized today the electoral process that will take place under conditions of inequality for the options faced. A Journey to the End of the World: Magellan and the Chilean Antarctic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11792&SEO=a-journey-to-the-end-of-the-world-magellan-and-the-chilean-antarctic 17 de abril de 2017, 11:38Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Soon, a group of scientists and journalists will travel to the Magellan region and the Chilean Antarctica, which is the end of the world without any type of doubt. Vietnam, Cuba Increase Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11788&SEO=vietnam-cuba-increase-economic-ties 17 de abril de 2017, 11:07Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba are exploring today some ways to broaden their economic relations as part of a visit here by a delegation from the Chamber of Commerce of the Caribbean country. Chinese Economy grew 6.9 percent in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11780&SEO=chinese-economy-grew-6.9-percent-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese economy registered 6.9 percent in interanual growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter this year, a higher evolution rate than expected, says today the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). India Will Keep Growing Strong, says World Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11779&SEO=india-will-keep-growing-strong-says-world-bank New Delhi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Despite turbulences of international markets, Indian economy will grow 7.2 percent this year absd 7.7 percent the next, predicted the World Bank in a report published here today. Angola Promotes Sustainable Use of Second Largest Basin Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11775&SEO=angola-promotes-sustainable-use-of-second-largest-basin-worldwide Luanda, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Congo basin, the second largest in the world behind the Amazon, now has enormous potential for sustainable use in terms of development and the elimination of poverty. Broad International Participation in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11773&SEO=broad-international-participation-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) About 500 companies from 23 countries and territories will participate here in Vietnam''s Trade Fair from next Wednesday to expand or start business links with the host nation and others. Cuba, Iberostar's Main Destination in Latin American http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11772&SEO=cuba-iberostars-main-destination-in-latin-american Varadero, Cuba, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has become the first choice for operation in Latin America of the Spanish hotel group Iberostar, the chain''s representative on island, Mateo Cardentei, said during the opening of a new stablishment in the western resort of Varadero. Bolivia Raises Minimum Wage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11758&SEO=bolivia-raises-minimum-wage La Paz, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian minimum wage has increased 310% since President Evo Morales took office in 2006, with an annually continuous increase in the interest of workers, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance website. Sri Lankan Prime Minister to Visit Vietnam to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11749&SEO=sri-lankan-prime-minister-to-visit-vietnam-to-strengthen-ties Hanoi, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will start an official visit to Vietnam on Monday to strengthen cooperation in several sectors, including trade and investment, it was reported here. Cuba to Host Int'l Forum on Financial Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11748&SEO=cuba-to-host-intl-forum-on-financial-affairs Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC) is organizing a forum on financial affairs, to be attended by about 400 experts from several countries, the organizing committee confirmed. Cuba's Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11729&SEO=cubas-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Por Roberto F. CamposHavana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) As visits by tour operators are aimed today at Cuba''s recreational nautical activities, its flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary while implementing more programs to meet the demands from those who increasingly want to set sail in Cuban waters. Bank of Japan to Offer Brighter View of Economy, Exports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11726&SEO=bank-of-japan-to-offer-brighter-view-of-economy-exports Tokyo,Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a more upbeat view of the economy at this month''s rate review than it did last month, as robust exports and factory output support recovery in the world''s third-largest economy. US Arrests Fugitive on Charges of Writing Anti-Trump Text http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11724&SEO=us-arrests-fugitive-on-charges-of-writing-anti-trump-text Washington, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) US authorities arrested fugitive Joseph Jakubowski, who was the target of a national persecution since April 4 on charges of armed robbery and writing a manifesto against President Donald Trump. Angola Prepares Gold Market Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11722&SEO=angola-prepares-gold-market-regulations Luanda, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Angolan authorities are preparing the regulation of the gold market to stop illegal sales, which last year reached three tons of the metal. Russia Confirms Attendance to Silk Route Forum in Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11721&SEO=russia-confirms-attendance-to-silk-route-forum-in-beijing Beijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that he will attend the First International Cooperation Forum on the Silk Road to be held in the capital next month, announced the government here Friday. Belarus Values 25-Year of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11720&SEO=belarus-values-25-year-of-diplomatic-relations-with-cuba Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Belarus celebrate today their 25-year diplomatic relations. The bilateral ties have taken deep roots and gone beyond the April 1992´s historic protocol signing. Oman, Kuwait Sign Agreement for Refining Crude Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11719&SEO=oman-kuwait-sign-agreement-for-refining-crude-oil Muscat, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Business circles in Oman highlighted the recent signing of a cooperation agreement with Kuwait to develop a refinery and petrochemical complex in Duqm, a locality in Al Wusta province. Iranian FM Travels to Russia for Tripartite Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11715&SEO=iranian-fm-travels-to-russia-for-tripartite-meeting-on-syria Tehran, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, traveled to Russia today to attend a tripartite meeting on Syria, days after an attack by the United States that the diplomat described as an ''unilateral unacceptable act.'' 3,865 Ballot Papers of Ecuador's Ballotage to Be Recounted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11713&SEO=3865-ballot-papers-of-ecuadors-ballotage-to-be-recounted Quito, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) announced the next recount of 3,865 ballot papers of the second round of elections, held on April 2, after analyzing objections from the two contending political organizations. Seismic Activity Scales Down in San Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11712&SEO=seismic-activity-scales-down-in-san-salvador San Salvador, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorean President Salvador Sanchez Ceren is currently overseeing the work on prevention and response to the quakes that have been shaking this capital since last Sunday, even though the seismic activity has significantly scaled down. Cuba, France Revive Scientific Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11709&SEO=cuba-france-revive-scientific-cooperation Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The scientific-technological cooperation between Cuba and France has undergone a revival process since 2016 with great possibilities of expansion in the future, Granma newspaper reported. You Will Never Break Out Spirit, Said US Immigrants Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11706&SEO=you-will-never-break-out-spirit-said-us-immigrants-children Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of children, stemming from several US states, have mobilized to the White House to send a message against US President Donald Trump''s crackdown on illegal immigration that bring about the separation of families. Outside Africa No One Supported Namibia as Much as Cuba, Geingob Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11701&SEO=outside-africa-no-one-supported-namibia-as-much-as-cuba-geingob-says Windhoek, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) No other country outside of Africa contributed as selflessly as Cuba to the freedom that Namibia enjoy today, President Hage Geingob said. ELAM Increases the Health Family with More Specialists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11698&SEO=elam-increases-the-health-family-with-more-specialists Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, with thousands of graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), increased more health specialists to its supportive family, as stated by a US graduate. Former Pakistani Foreign Minister Calls for Indo-Pak Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11696&SEO=former-pakistani-foreign-minister-calls-for-indo-pak-dialogue New Delhi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The resumption of the stalled dialogue between India and Pakistan is now a prevailing need for the region, said former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khursheed Kasuri. India Plans to Buy Three More French Submarines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11694&SEO=india-plans-to-buy-three-more-french-submarines New Delhi, April 14 (Prensa Latina) India is considering the possibility of buying three other French Scorpene submarines, after the six already agreed in 2005, today revealed a military source to The Hindu. World Bank Evaluates Perspectives of Vietnamese Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11693&SEO=world-bank-evaluates-perspectives-of-vietnamese-economy Hanoi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank valued as favorable the perspectives in the middle term of the Vietnamese economy for which it predicted a gradual expansion until 2019. Nigerian Authority Seizes Large Amount of Hush Money http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11682&SEO=nigerian-authority-seizes-large-amount-of-hush-money 13 de abril de 2017, 16:09Abuja, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian anti-corruption body disclosed today the find of a large amount of money in Ikoyi district, Lagos, the country''s most populous city. German Bank Concerned about Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11679&SEO=german-bank-concerned-about-protectionism 13 de abril de 2017, 15:59Berlin, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The German central bank (Bundesbank) affirmed that was quite concerned about growing isolationist trends that could turn into a trade war. Mexican Tourist Destinations Threatened by Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11676&SEO=mexican-tourist-destinations-threatened-by-climate-change Mexico, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Mexican tourist destinations on the beach are highly exposed to the effects of climate change due to sea level rise, especially in the Caribbean region, according to studies released here. Glowing Bacteria Offer Hope For Safe Detection of Landmines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11670&SEO=glowing-bacteria-offer-hope-for-safe-detection-of-landmines London,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers at an Israeli university has successfully tested a technology using fluorescent bacteria and lasers that could become a safer system for detecting buried landmines. Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago to Increase Cooperation Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11669&SEO=cuba-trinidad-tobago-to-increase-cooperation-ties Port-of-Spain, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba are evaluating the signing of new cooperation agreements in public health, culture, tourism and energy, a diplomatic source informed today. Youngsters Reject US Policies Against Undocumented Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11660&SEO=youngsters-reject-us-policies-against-undocumented-immigrants Washington, April 13 (Prensa Latina) A caravan of 40 children and young people, who left three days ago the city of Miami, Florida, arrived here today with a message against deportations of undocumented immigrants. China, Japan and South Korea seek Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11658&SEO=china-japan-and-south-korea-seek-free-trade Tokyo, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Negotiators of China, Japan and South Korea examined today in this capital the possibility of boosting the exchange of merchandise and services and promoting the exchange of goods, services and give a thrust to free trade. Panama Tries to Save Bank Sanctioned by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11656&SEO=panama-tries-to-save-bank-sanctioned-by-usa Panama, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) In a last-minute attempt to save the closure of Balboa Bank, the Panamanian regulating institution extended today for 30 days the forced liquidation due to an extraterritorial sanction of the United States. Bachelet Launches Bold Proposal to Improve Pensions in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11654&SEO=bachelet-launches-bold-proposal-to-improve-pensions-in-chile Por By Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A bold proposal to improve pensions in Chile, one of the headaches of society at the moment, left the scene ready for debate in Congress and within social movements. Investment Ready for Initial Stage of Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh Freeway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11644&SEO=investment-ready-for-initial-stage-of-hanoi-ho-chi-minh-freeway Hanoi, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese government will contribute about 2.4 billion dollars for the initial stage of the freeway that will link this capital with Ho Chi Minh city, projected for 2022, it was announced here today. Cuba Enhancing Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11641&SEO=cuba-enhancing-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) As recreational nautical activities in Cuba are attracting a growing number of foreign tourists, travel agencies are implementing more programs to meet the increasing demands of those who want to sail along Cuban waters, while the island''s nautical flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Japan,UN to Work Jointly on Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11624&SEO=japanun-to-work-jointly-on-natural-disasters Tokyo, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A group of Japanese lawmakers pledged to work with the United Nations to promote international contributions, in order to deal with natural disasters, the press reported Wednesday. Mandate of Supreme Court Minister Exposes Coupists in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11620&SEO=mandate-of-supreme-court-minister-exposes-coupists-in-brazil Brasilia, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The authorization given by Minister of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) Edson Fachin to investigate 74 authorities with privileges leaves exposed today key figures of the parliamentary coup staged against Dilma Rousseff. US Citizens Want to Sail to Cuba Freely http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11618&SEO=us-citizens-want-to-sail-to-cuba-freely Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) US recreational sailors want to travel freely to Cuba and influence the government of Washington to lift all kinds of restrictions against Havana, Commodore José Miguel Díaz Escrich said today. Turkey Calls for Use of Force to Overthrow Syrian President Assad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11611&SEO=turkey-calls-for-use-of-force-to-overthrow-syrian-president-assad Ankara, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Foreign Minister Omer Celik called on the southern city of Adana today to use force against Damascus government to prevent atrocities against the civilian population. Cuba Drills More Water Wells to Counter the Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11609&SEO=cuba-drills-more-water-wells-to-counter-the-drought Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The drilling of new wells to recharge the water table is now among the investments in this central Cuban province to minimize the effects of the prolonged drought that affects the region. Trump Says was 'Very Good' Call with Chinese President Xi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11607&SEO=trump-says-was-very-good-call-with-chinese-president-xi Washington, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump called a recent telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea as very good. The Challenges of the Left in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11606&SEO=the-challenges-of-the-left-in-latin-america Por Orlando Oramas León*Mexico (Prensa Latina) A left-wing president in Mexico would not be good for the United States or even for Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said recently in Washington. WTO Reports World Trade will Grow this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11600&SEO=wto-reports-world-trade-will-grow-this-year Geneva, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) informed today that global exchanges will grow from 1.8 to 3.5 percent this year, compared to the weak results in 2016. Cuba Starts Preparing Next Tobacco Crop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11595&SEO=cuba-starts-preparing-next-tobacco-crop Pinar del Río, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The western province of Pinar del Rio starts today labors for the next tobacco campaign which will extend to 19 thousand hectares, according to the program to develop the crop. Lake Chad Basin:A Crisis Rooted in Hunger, Poverty and Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11571&SEO=lake-chad-basina-crisis-rooted-in-hunger-poverty-and-climate-change Rome,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure a lasting solution is to address these including through investments in sustainable agriculture, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said today. UN Dag Halvor Nylander Visits Caracas,Guyana for Border Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11568&SEO=un-dag-halvor-nylander-visits-caracasguyana-for-border-talks United Nations,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Esequibo Border Controversy between Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Dag Halvor Nylander, will visit Caracas and Georgetown until Thursday for the first time to hold high-level meetings with national authorities on the way forward in the Good Offices Process. El Salvador Insists People Should Be Calm During Quakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11566&SEO=el-salvador-insists-people-should-be-calm-during-quakes San Salvador, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Salvadoran authorities insisted on maintaining calm in the face of the reactivation of the fault that recently triggered a seismic swarm in this country, and ruled out an alleged reactivation of San Salvador volcano. ALBA Countries Denounce U.S. Economic Aggression Against Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11561&SEO=alba-countries-denounce-u.s.-economic-aggression-against-nicaragua Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) on Tuesday denounced the intentions by U.S. congress people to imposed an economic blockade on Nicaragua. Special Meeting on Syria Favors Political Solution to Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11559&SEO=special-meeting-on-syria-favors-political-solution-to-conflict Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the special meeting on Syria, held today in the city of Lucca, agreed on the need for a political solution to the conflict in that country, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said. Most Europeans Consider Trump Is a Global Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11557&SEO=most-europeans-consider-trump-is-a-global-threat Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Most people in the main European countries and Brazil consider that President Donald Trump''s taking office in the United States poses a threat to global security, according to a survey published here today. Panama: 22.1 Percent of Citizens Are Poor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11555&SEO=panama-22.1-percent-of-citizens-are-poor Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics show today that in March 2016, 885,971 Panamanians were poor, accounting for 22.1 percent of the population, thus reaffirming the inequality in the distribution of wealth, despite a slight improvement in those indicators. Chile's Center-Left Is in a Labyrinth Before the Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11554&SEO=chiles-center-left-is-in-a-labyrinth-before-the-elections Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Seven months before the elections, Chile''s center-left is in a labyrinth after the resignation of former President Ricardo Lagos and the Christian Democrats'' threat to leave the primaries. China Open to New Sectors for Private Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11548&SEO=china-open-to-new-sectors-for-private-investment Beijing, Abr 11 (Prensa Latina) China will allow the entrance of private capital in more productive, including oil drilling and defense technology, informed todayh the Economic Information Daily, published by Hsinhua state news agency. U.S. Extraterritorial Sanction will Sell Off Panamanian Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11547&SEO=u.s.-extraterritorial-sanction-will-sell-off-panamanian-bank Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Extraterritorial sanctions of the United States could provoke the forced sale or liquidation of Panama Balboa Bank, whose Washington temporary permit expire don April 7 without extension of its license, it was known today. Vietnamese Shoe Industry Has Ambitious Targets for 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11545&SEO=vietnamese-shoe-industry-has-ambitious-targets-for-2020 Hanoi, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam proposes to reach between 24 and 26 billion dollars in hide and shoe exports by 2020 as part of a sector''s development plan announced here. Chile and China Strengthen Free-Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11540&SEO=chile-and-china-strengthen-free-trade-agreement Santiago de Chile, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile and China have taken new steps to strengthen the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) that both nations have carried out for 10 years, in a strategy that might be consolidated at a high-level meeting in May. US Congressman Acknowledges Policy Failure against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11537&SEO=us-congressman-acknowledges-policy-failure-against-cuba Washington, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Rep. Congressman Roger Marshall today said that the US isolation policy against Cuba has dramatically failed and restricted the openings for Americans to have any relation with Cuba. Cuba Prioritizes Investments to Mitigate Drought in Eastern Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11517&SEO=cuba-prioritizes-investments-to-mitigate-drought-in-eastern-provinces 10 de abril de 2017, 13:21Guantanamo, Cuba, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH) of Cuba is giving today priority to investments, in an effort to mitigate the effects of the intense drought that affects a big portion of the island's eastern provinces. No Joint Declaration in G-7 Energy Ministers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11515&SEO=no-joint-declaration-in-g-7-energy-ministers-meeting 10 de abril de 2017, 13:10Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 meeting of energy officials concluded today without the announced joint statement, due to contradictions between the United States and its allies on climate change. Toyota Announces Record $1.33 Billion Investment in Kentucky Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11513&SEO=toyota-announces-record-1.33-billion-investment-in-kentucky-plant 10 de abril de 2017, 12:42Washington, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina)The future of automobile production is now. A $1.33 billion investment- the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second-largest in state history- will make Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. ALBA Meeting Began in Havana With a Call for Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11512&SEO=alba-meeting-began-in-havana-with-a-call-for-unity Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) With a call for unity, organization, and solidarity, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez inaugurated today the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). Japan Led Researchers Prepare to Drill Down to Earth's Mantle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11511&SEO=japan-led-researchers-prepare-to-drill-down-to-earths-mantle Tokyo, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Aiming for the world''s first-ever direct excavation of the Earth''s mantle, an international research group led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will conduct a preliminary study in the waters off Hawaii in September,according to Japan News. Colombian Attorney's Office to Begin Investigation of Mocoa Tragedy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11510&SEO=colombian-attorneys-office-to-begin-investigation-of-mocoa-tragedy Bogota, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian prosecutor''s office will begin an investigation into the tragedy of Mocoa, which has caused at least 315 deaths, in order to clarify the actions of officials in charge of protecting the population, Caracol Radio confirmed today. UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11509&SEO=un-security-council-discusses-climate-change-impact-on-security United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council held a meeting today under the Arria Formula to discuss the impact of climate change on international stability, a forum focused on the threat of sea level increase. World Trade Is Facing a 'Critical' Moment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11507&SEO=world-trade-is-facing-a-critical-moment Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) recognized today that international trade is at a ''critical'' moment. Southern European Countries Analyze Future of the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11506&SEO=southern-european-countries-analyze-future-of-the-european-union Madrid, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the seven countries of the European Union (EU) are meeting in this capital today to discuss the consequences of the removal of the United Kingdom from the community bloc. USA to Sell War Planes to Nigeria to Fight Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11505&SEO=usa-to-sell-war-planes-to-nigeria-to-fight-boko-haram Washington, April 10 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government will continue with the intention of selling high-tech aircraft to Nigeria to fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group, officials reported today. El Salvador Calls for Dialogue in Venezuela at ALBA Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11503&SEO=el-salvador-calls-for-dialogue-in-venezuela-at-alba-meeting San Salvador, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez will ratify today the Salvadoran position of support for dialogue in order to seek political consensus in Venezuela, during a meeting of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). India, Australia Boost Economic, Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11491&SEO=india-australia-boost-economic-trade-ties New Delhi, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Prime Ministers of India, Narendra Modi, and Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, today addressed strategies to increase bilateral ties, especially in economy and the fight against terrorism. New Market in Old Town of Aleppo, Syria, Inaugurated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11474&SEO=new-market-in-old-town-of-aleppo-syria-inaugurated 09 de abril de 2017, 11:34Damascus, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A part of the old part of the Syrian city of Aleppo comes back to life and rescues the traditions in the neighborhood of Halab al-Yadida with multiple options and the offer of employment to more than 500 settlers, Damascus press media informed today. Largest Manganese Reserve Found in Southwest China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11455&SEO=largest-manganese-reserve-found-in-southwest-china Beijing, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A reserve of 203 million tons of manganese, the largest in Asia, was found in southwest China''s Guizhou province, local officials said on Friday. India Extends $4.5 Billion Line of Credit to Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11447&SEO=india-extends-4.5-billion-line-of-credit-to-bangladesh New Delhi,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina)India and Bangladesh signed a slew of agreements today, including a $4.5 billion concessionary line of credit from India for development projects in Bangladesh, as the South Asian neighbors try to deepen their ties. Phillipine President to Visit Middle East Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11439&SEO=phillipine-president-to-visit-middle-east-countries Manila, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Phillipine President, Rodrigo Duterte, will start next Monday in Saudi Arabia a tour to three countries of the Middle East, where he will promote the rights of his co-nationals working in those territories, informed today government sources. Gold Price Reaches its Top Rate in Five Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11438&SEO=gold-price-reaches-its-top-rate-in-five-months 08 de abril de 2017, 00:20London, April 8 (Prensa Latina) Gold price has recently reached its maximum of five months as it strengthened as a refuge after the US attack against Syrian air base. Increased Price of Gas Continues to Rise Inflation in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11413&SEO=increased-price-of-gas-continues-to-rise-inflation-in-mexico 07 de abril de 2017, 15:25Mexico, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The impact of increased gas price, which started on January 1st in Mexico, continues to rise inflation, according to data issued by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). ILO: Social Justice, a Basic Principle to Follow and Preserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11409&SEO=ilo-social-justice-a-basic-principle-to-follow-and-preserve Geneva, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The general director of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, expressed today that social justice is the main principle to follow and preserve, when talking about an ''unprecedented transformation'' of the world labor. Cuba and Mexico Discuss Migratory and Consular Matters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11405&SEO=cuba-and-mexico-discuss-migratory-and-consular-matters Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Diplomatic representatives from Cuba and Mexico met in Havana to discuss migration and consular matters during the 11th Bilateral Meeting of Working Group on those issues, the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Actors,Intellectuals Demand Guatemala to Respect Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11404&SEO=actorsintellectuals-demand-guatemala-to-respect-venezuela Guatemala, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity, chapter Guatemala, today requested the Government of Jimmy Morales to respect the right to self-determination and sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Cubana Airline Ready to Begin Flights This Summer to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11399&SEO=cubana-airline-ready-to-begin-flights-this-summer-to-italy Rome, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cubana de Aviacion airline in Italy expects to shortly begin flights with new summer''s offers for the transportation of passengers and international cargo. Chinese President Expresses Willingness to Work with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11398&SEO=chinese-president-expresses-willingness-to-work-with-trump Beijing, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping assured his willingness to work with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, in order to boost relations between the two countries from a new starting point, broadcast the government media here. India's Economy Will Grow, ADB estimates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11383&SEO=indias-economy-will-grow-adb-estimates New Delhi, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Boosted by reforms and improved investor confidence, the Indian economy could grow by 7,4 percent in the current fiscal year, started on April 1, today forecast the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Ecuador Readies for Macro Business Round 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11382&SEO=ecuador-readies-for-macro-business-round-2017 Quito, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador readies to host the 6th Macro Business Round that will gather local exporters and foreign investors next June 6 and 7. European Central Bank Will Maintain its Monetary Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11381&SEO=european-central-bank-will-maintain-its-monetary-policy Berlin, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) will maintain its present monetary policy which includes buying bonds and interest rates in record minimums, it was officially informed. Cuban and Portugal Strengthen Ties in Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11374&SEO=cuban-and-portugal-strengthen-ties-in-tourism 06 de abril de 2017, 19:08Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) High-level delegations from Portugal and Cuba strengthened ties through the signing of a Cooperation Agreement to develop tourism. India Demands Permanent UN Security Council Seat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11359&SEO=india-demands-permanent-un-security-council-seat 06 de abril de 2017, 13:21New Delhi,Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Expressing confidence that India would become a permanent member of the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the country expected that the new members would have the same rights, including the veto power, as the existing permanent members. Drought, Cholera Kills Over 400 People in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11356&SEO=drought-cholera-kills-over-400-people-in-somalia 06 de abril de 2017, 12:51Mogadishu, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Over 400 people, including children, have died from drought and a cholera outbreak since 2017 in southern and central Somalia. Argentine Trade Unions on General Strike,First Incidents are Reported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11355&SEO=argentine-trade-unions-on-general-strikefirst-incidents-are-reported 06 de abril de 2017, 12:38Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The general strike of the Argentine labor federation, CGT, the first against the government of Mauricio Macri, has began early today and there are already strong incidents at the Panamericana Avenue. Strong Reaction of Iran to Statements Made By Theresa May in Riyadh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11353&SEO=strong-reaction-of-iran-to-statements-made-by-theresa-may-in-riyadh 06 de abril de 2017, 12:27Tehran, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Iran has strongly refuted accusations by Britain''s Prime Minister Theresa May and reminded her of the responsibility of the former colonial metropolis with thousands of deaths in Yemen and the rest of the region. Cuban Medical Brigade Increases Activities in Peruvian Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11352&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-increases-activities-in-peruvian-region 06 de abril de 2017, 12:22Piura, Peru, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade that attends in this city and its vicinities to the victims of the heavy floods that hit the region, increased today its activities at the request of the local health authorities. European MP Demand Rejection of External Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11350&SEO=european-mp-demand-rejection-of-external-interference-in-venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 12:08Madrid, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Member of Parliaments from Spain, Slovenia and Portugal have called on the European Parliament (EP) to reject external maneuvers against Venezuela from the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, and to accompany the dialogue supported by UNASUR and the Vatican. Brazil Host South-South Event on Sustainable Production, Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11349&SEO=brazil-host-south-south-event-on-sustainable-production-consumption 06 de abril de 2017, 11:52Brasilia, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 countries, and about 100 authorities and specialists are participating here today in the Conference on South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Production and Consumption, promoted by the UN Environment Program. Transgenic Soya Planting Suspended in Mexican Mayan Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11348&SEO=transgenic-soya-planting-suspended-in-mexican-mayan-communities 06 de abril de 2017, 11:50Mexico, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The second chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) ordered the suspension of the sowing of transgenic soya in four communities in the municipality of Bacalar, Quintana Roo, for a period of six months, it was reported today. Governor Deplores Closure of University of Puerto Rico Due to Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11344&SEO=governor-deplores-closure-of-university-of-puerto-rico-due-to-strike 06 de abril de 2017, 11:25San Juan, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The indefinite strike decreed by the students of the state University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is not a solution to their fiscal precariousness, said Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares when deploring the action. Cuban Services at Vietnam Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11340&SEO=cuban-services-at-vietnam-tourism-fair Hanoi, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The International Tourism Fair of Vietnam has opened its doors here today as a platform in which neighboring nations and Cuba are participating, to promotes not only its traditional attractions but also the cultural product. Growth of Asian Developing Economies Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11338&SEO=growth-of-asian-developing-economies-predicted Manila, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Developing economies of Asia will grow 5.7 percent this year and the next, predicted a regional institution in a report published here today. Cuba Attends Main Agricultural Fair in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11332&SEO=cuba-attends-main-agricultural-fair-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) AgroExpo-2017, the largest agricultural fair in El Salvador, has proposed to its visitors today to approach the Cuban experience in the implementation of public policies that affect crops and producers. China Strengthens Links with Central and East European Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11325&SEO=china-strengthens-links-with-central-and-east-european-nations Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli, will visit Estonia, Slovenia and Albania, and is to participate in the meetings to be held in Russia and Kazakhstan from April 11 thru 19, informed today the Foreign Ministry. CEPAL Announces Meeting in Mexico on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11323&SEO=cepal-announces-meeting-in-mexico-on-sustainable-development Santiago de Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development will be held in Mexico, from April 26-28, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced. EU: Brexit Negotiation Will Be Slow and Careful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11321&SEO=eu-brexit-negotiation-will-be-slow-and-careful Brussels, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The search for an agreement on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, known as the Brexit, will be a slow, complex and organized process. Germany Supports Cash and Rejects ECB Stimulus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11314&SEO=germany-supports-cash-and-rejects-ecb-stimulus 05 de abril de 2017, 17:45Berlin, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Brigitte Zypries, German minister of Economy, supported today the permanence of cash and deplored the policy suggested by the European Central Bank (ECB) for financial stimulus in a meeting at the ministry of Economy. Dominican Free Zone Workers Call for Wage Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11309&SEO=dominican-free-zone-workers-call-for-wage-increase 05 de abril de 2017, 17:08Santo Domingo, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Federation of Free Trade Zone, Industry, Commerce, Services and Related Workers (Fenatrazonas) called today for a 40% wage increase for employees in that sector. FARC-EP Send Another Shipment with Aid to Mocoa Survivers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11286&SEO=farc-ep-send-another-shipment-with-aid-to-mocoa-survivers Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) has sent two tonnes of food for people affected by the landslides in the Colombian municipality of Mocoa, which phenomenon killed at least 290,000 , Confirmed today news. Caribbean Development Bank Giving High Priority to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11285&SEO=caribbean-development-bank-giving-high-priority-to-climate-change Bridgetown, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina)The Caribbean Development Bank has as high priority climate change,said President Warren Smith. Cuban Civil Aeronautics Increases Operations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11284&SEO=cuban-civil-aeronautics-increases-operations Havana, Apr 5 (PL) Cuba holds on as more airlines land in the 10 air terminals attending international flights, it was officially reported today. Bolivia Demands Spanish Firm to Resume Work on Hydroelectric http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11275&SEO=bolivia-demands-spanish-firm-to-resume-work-on-hydroelectric La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The State National Electricity Enterprise (ENDE) of Bolivia demanded today that Spanish firm Corsán-Corviam resumes work at the hydroelectric plant of Miguillas and put a deadline of April 16. France Promises to Respond to Demands of French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11273&SEO=france-promises-to-respond-to-demands-of-french-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France will respond to all the demands made by demonstrators in Guiana as part of the general strike that began more than a week ago, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve promised today. Malaysia Rejects Trump's Statements on Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11265&SEO=malaysia-rejects-trumps-statements-on-trade Kuala Lumpur, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia has rejected today some statements made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, in which he attributes the U.S. deficit in that field to alleged unfair trade practices. ECLAC Stresses Relevance of Direct Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11263&SEO=eclac-stresses-relevance-of-direct-foreign-investment Santiago de Chile, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Barcena highlighted the relevance of direct foreign investment (DFI) to contribute to Agenda 2030 targets for sustainable development. Council of Ministers of France Addresses Crisis in Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11261&SEO=council-of-ministers-of-france-addresses-crisis-in-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France''s Council of Ministers tackles today the situation in Guiana, a French overseas department where tensions are mounting with the occupation of the Space Center as part of the strike that began more than a week ago. British Airline Opens Flights to Cuban Resort of Varadero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11260&SEO=british-airline-opens-flights-to-cuban-resort-of-varadero Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) British airline Virgin Atlantic has started flights from the London Gatwick airport to Varadero''s famous Cuban resort, a website specializing in tourism posted today. In-Depth Debates during Petrogas-2017 Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11251&SEO=in-depth-debates-during-petrogas-2017-congress-in-cuba 04 de abril de 2017, 16:59Havana, April 4 (Prensa Latina) A dozen papers were debated by Cuban and foreign specialists at the 6th Petroleum and Gas Congress (Petrogas-2017), which will be held until next Friday at the Havana International Conference Center. Jamaica Ready to Support Mosquito Control in Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11236&SEO=jamaica-ready-to-support-mosquito-control-in-caribbean Kingston, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican health authorities have the capacity to support other Caribbean nations in the development of effective programs to control mosquitos, official sources stated here Tuesday. India Rejects U.S. Mediation in Dispute with Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11233&SEO=india-rejects-u.s.-mediation-in-dispute-with-pakistan New Delhi, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) India today rejected the United States mediation in the dispute against Pakistan, pointing out that this is a bilateral issue. Prosecution Interrogates Ousted President Park Under Detention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11232&SEO=prosecution-interrogates-ousted-president-park-under-detention Seoul,Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) South Korean prosecutors began questioning the ousted president Park Geun-hye today for the first time since the court remanded her in custody on Friday on charges of corruption related scandal. UN Rapportour Demands Australia to Improve Indigenous Treatment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11226&SEO=un-rapportour-demands-australia-to-improve-indigenous-treatment United Nations, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, urged the Australian government to respect the self-determination of indigenous people and to combat racism against them. USA to Strengthen Security Controls on Friendly Countries Travelers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11223&SEO=usa-to-strengthen-security-controls-on-friendly-countries-travelers Washington, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The US Administration is considering implementing measures of greater control to tourists and travelers from countries considered friendly, according to press reports released today. Nicaragua's Economic Productivity Receives New Boost http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11220&SEO=nicaraguas-economic-productivity-receives-new-boost Managua, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The government of Nicaragua is about to increase economic productivity in the country after receiving a loan of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) for 65 million dollars. Mexican Capital Implements Aid Plan for Those Deported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11221&SEO=mexican-capital-implements-aid-plan-for-those-deported Mexico, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Government of the Mexican capital implements from today and until April 22 the Migrante Welcome to Mexico City operation, which will serve citizens deported from the United States. Millionaire Health Spending in Barbados http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11219&SEO=millionaire-health-spending-in-barbados Bridgetown, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Barbados spent more than 360.34 million dollars last year in the health sector, said the minister of the branch, John Boyce. Peace: The Most Precious Asset for Angolans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11218&SEO=peace-the-most-precious-asset-for-angolans Por Roberto HernándezLuanda, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) ''One million deaths, four million displaced people and huge destruction were the results of 27 years of an armed conflict in Angola. Today, peace is the most precious asset for Angolans. Iran Announces Tension if Kurdish Secessionist Claims Advance in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11215&SEO=iran-announces-tension-if-kurdish-secessionist-claims-advance-in-iraq Tehran, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Iran, which has a population of four million Kurds, today defended the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, and predicted tensions if the pretensions of independence in the Kurdistan of the neighboring country come to fruition. New 50 Euro Note Enters into Circulation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11210&SEO=new-50-euro-note-enters-into-circulation Brussels, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A new 50 euro note, orange colored, enters into circulation today as the fourth of the Europa series with enough security elements to prevent forgery, it was officially informed today. Remittances to Bangladesh Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11200&SEO=remittances-to-bangladesh-decreases Dhaka, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh received 9,190 million dollars in remittances in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (July-March), 16,19 percent less than in the same period in 2015-2016, today reported the Central Bank. Argentinean Trade Unions Ready for Massive National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11197&SEO=argentinean-trade-unions-ready-for-massive-national-strike Buenos Aires, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentina starts this week with marches and protests of teachers and the Confederacion General de Trabajadores (CGT), that will stage its first big national strike next Thursday. Venezuela Gives New Steps to Improve Economic Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11194&SEO=venezuela-gives-new-steps-to-improve-economic-model Caracas, Apr 4 (PL) The Secretary of Foreign Trade and International Investment, Jesus Faría, announced that the Government of Venezuela will give new steps to accelerate the transit to a socialist economy. Economic Growth Uncertain, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11193&SEO=economic-growth-uncertain-imf-says Washington, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today that mid-term production prospects are very uncertain in the world. Oil Prices Drop Due to Oversupply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11174&SEO=oil-prices-drop-due-to-oversupply 03 de abril de 2017, 13:51London, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell today influenced by the oversupply in the markets, especially as there are more U.S. trading platforms in operation. Colombian Guerrilla Ready to Help Mocoa Reconstruction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11175&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ready-to-help-mocoa-reconstruction 03 de abril de 2017, 13:51Bogota, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander Iván Márquez confirmed that members of that guerrilla group are ready to help in the reconstruction of the municipality of Mocoa, which is experiencing a humanitarian tragedy after Saturday''s mudslides. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to President Mugabe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11172&SEO=cuban-president-sends-condolence-message-to-president-mugabe Harare, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz sent a condolence message to his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, because of the material damages and human losses caused by the floods in Zimbabwe, it was reported here Monday. World Chefs Association Recognizes Merits of Cuban Cuisine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11166&SEO=world-chefs-association-recognizes-merits-of-cuban-cuisine Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) has declared the island''s cuisine a World Intangible Heritage, spokesmen of the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (FACRC) reported today. French Gov't Continues Attempts to Control Crisis in French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11164&SEO=french-govt-continues-attempts-to-control-crisis-in-french-guiana 03 de abril de 2017, 11:28Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) New negotiations in Cayenne between Minister Ericka Bareigts and the demonstrators who keep paralyzed French Guiana mark today the French government''s attempts to try to control the crisis in that overseas department. Plenty Aftershocks After Quake in Costa Rica-Panama Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11162&SEO=plenty-aftershocks-after-quake-in-costa-rica-panama-border Panama, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 aftershocks have occurred until early today following the strong earthquake that shook the border region between Panama and Costa Rica yesterday, with no reports of human losses and only slight damages to houses. Russia Rejects Versions on Plans to Attack Lithuania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11161&SEO=russia-rejects-versions-on-plans-to-attack-lithuania Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today statements about an alleged intention to attack Lithuania and denounced them as a clear expression of Russo-phobia of that nation with coasts in the Baltic Sea. Ecuador Opposition Loser Says He Will Challenge the Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11160&SEO=ecuador-opposition-loser-says-he-will-challenge-the-results Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso, who lost in the second round of elections, warned that he will challenge the results of the vote, which is now witnessing the victory of the candidate Lenin Moreno. Bolivian Gov't Plans to Generate 400,000 Jobs by 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11146&SEO=bolivian-govt-plans-to-generate-400000-jobs-by-2020 La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian deputy minister of Employment, Civil Service and Cooperatives, Arturo Alessandri, informed that the government, through the Ministry of Labor, is preparing a plan to generate at least 400,000 jobs by 2020. China Urges U.S. to Comply with International Trade Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11127&SEO=china-urges-u.s.-to-comply-with-international-trade-regulations Beijing, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States to comply with international regulations after Washington made a revision of commercial ties with this Asian country and other partners, the Chinese government announced on Sunday. Energy Minister Says Lithium Reserve is Bolivia´s Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11123&SEO=energy-minister-says-lithium-reserve-is-boliviaas-future La Paz, April 2 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy Rafael Alarcon said that Bolivia''s Lithium Reserve (YLB) will be the future for the nation and contribute to the industrialization of the world´s slightest metal as the new domestic economy takeoff. Economic Data Impose Greater Efforts in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11114&SEO=economic-data-impose-greater-efforts-in-vietnam Hanoi, April 1 (Prensa Latina) After being acquainted with the first quarter''s domestic economic data, the economic balance enforces Vietnam to greater efforts, in order to meet its economic growth rate -set at 6.7 percent- for this year. Cuban Chamber of Commerce Spreads Out Institutional Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11106&SEO=cuban-chamber-of-commerce-spreads-out-institutional-relations Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Chamber of Commerce (CCC) strengthens and spreads out today its institutional relations to promote closer relations and deepen mutual knowledge in other countries, according to a source from that entity. IMF Reports International Reserves in Chinese Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11097&SEO=imf-reports-international-reserves-in-chinese-currency 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:35Washington, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The IMF reported today that more than one percent of the international reserve holdings are expresed in Chinese currency (renminbi, RMB), including China for the first time, in a report of this type. Another US Cruise Ship Docks in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11081&SEO=another-us-cruise-ship-docks-in-havana Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The cruise ship Azamara Quest joined today the list of vessels of this type that arrive in Cuba from the United States and consolidate the favorable image of this port destination. Colombian Ecopetrol Reported Discovery of New Crude Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11078&SEO=colombian-ecopetrol-reported-discovery-of-new-crude-deposit Bogotá, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The discovery of a new oil deposit in an exploration well located in the municipality of Rionegro, in the northern department of Santander, is highlighted today by the local media quoting the parastate Colombian company Ecopetrol. Argentineans Prepare their Pockets as Gov't Plans Higher Gas Tariffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11064&SEO=argentineans-prepare-their-pockets-as-govt-plans-higher-gas-tariffs Buenos Aires, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean minister of Energy and Mining, Juan Jose Aranguren, announced today gas tariffs will go up between 30 or 40 percent. Cuban Foreign Trade Minister Calls for Optimizing Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11060&SEO=cuban-foreign-trade-minister-calls-for-optimizing-resources Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), has urged businessmen here today to optimize the use of available resources, after summarizing the work of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC) in 2016. Mongolian Tourist Sector for Sharing Experiences with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11058&SEO=mongolian-tourist-sector-for-sharing-experiences-with-cuba Ulaanbaatar, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) D. Oyunkhorol, Minister of Environment and Tourism of Mongolia, welcomed here Cuban Ambassador in this country Raul Delgado to share experiences and discuss challenges in this field. European Union, UK Look towards Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11019&SEO=european-union-uk-look-towards-trade-agreement 30 de marzo de 2017, 12:10 Brussels, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) With the definitive decision of London to exit the European Union (EU), the two sides begin today a long way to reach a satisfactory commercial agreement. Integration and Mesoamerica Project Strengthened in Costa Rica Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11014&SEO=integration-and-mesoamerica-project-strengthened-in-costa-rica-summit San José, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The commitment to integration and the Mesoamerica Project were strengthened by the 16th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Tuxtla Mechanism for Dialogue and Coordination, which concluded yesterday in Costa Rica. Cuba Hosts 6th Congress on Oil and Gas (Petrogas 2017) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10999&SEO=cuba-hosts-6th-congress-on-oil-and-gas-petrogas-2017 Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Experts of Cuba, France, México Canadá,Venezuela and other nations will session here as of next Monday, informed here one of the organizers. Brazilian Tourist Market Breaks a Records in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10995&SEO=brazilian-tourist-market-breaks-a-records-in-cuba Brasilia, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The visit of Brazilian travelers to Cuba is currently breaking an annual record with a 31%-126% growth, according to diplomatic sources. Paraguayan Farmers Claim for Reform to Reach Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10986&SEO=paraguayan-farmers-claim-for-reform-to-reach-peace 29 de marzo de 2017, 16:34Asuncion, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) With songs, chants and mottos, thousands of farmers, men, women and children from countryside zones of Paraguay toured the streets of Asuncion, the capital, in demand for an agrarian reform, of which they say that is the only way for them to reach peace and quietness. Venezuela, European Union to Increase Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10972&SEO=venezuela-european-union-to-increase-trade Caracas, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Jesus Faria, has said today that his country and the European Union will establish a technical commission to increase trade. China Finds Huge Gold Mine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10967&SEO=china-finds-huge-gold-mine Beijing, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Experts found a gold mine with estimated reserves of 550 tons in eastern China''s Shandong province, which could be the country''s largest goldfield, according to local sources. Trump's Economic Policy Impact in U.S. Uncertain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10963&SEO=trumps-economic-policy-impact-in-u.s.-uncertain Washington, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The impact of US President Donald Trump''s policies on the economy is still too uncertain, said Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve''s governor. First International Investment Forum Begins in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10962&SEO=first-international-investment-forum-begins-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The first International Investment Forum 2017 begins here today, with the presence of entrepreneurs from 30 countries and amid the optimism left by the recent launch of the Country Brand. Brazil Focused on Bolivian Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10960&SEO=brazil-focused-on-bolivian-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Brazil confirmed its participation in the project of the Integration Railway Bioceanic Corridor (CFBI) and as part of the project will be accompanying Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay in the monthly meetings to carry out the initiative. Buffaloes Have Taken Root in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10949&SEO=buffaloes-have-taken-root-in-cuba Havana Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Introduced in Cuba in the decade of 1980, buffaloes are now in all provinces, where they took roots and make up today a strongly developing animal mass, with over 60 thousand heads. Public Transportation Drivers in Argentina to Join CGT Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10948&SEO=public-transportation-drivers-in-argentina-to-join-cgt-strike Buenos Aires, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Public Service drivers, including metro conductors, joined the strike the Confederacion General del Trabajo (CGT) has convened for April 6 in Argentina. Iran Seeks Free Trade Agreement with Eurasian Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10947&SEO=iran-seeks-free-trade-agreement-with-eurasian-union Moscow, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Iran is seeking a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kirgizstan and Armenia), as business rate with this country rose to 70 percent. G20 Asked at UN to Respect Human Rights in Business Field http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10941&SEO=g20-asked-at-un-to-respect-human-rights-in-business-field 28 de marzo de 2017, 18:04United Nations, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Independent experts from the United Nations urged today the Group of 20 (G20) to foster respect and protect human rights in the production and supply chains. BRASCUBA Consolidates Exports and Boosts its Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10931&SEO=brascuba-consolidates-exports-and-boosts-its-growth Panama, March 28 (Prensa Latina) BRASCUBA´s exports is currently accounting for over 400 million cigarettes per year. It was one of the 26 Cuban companies attending the recently concluded Panamanian Trade Fair Expocomer-2017. Russian Company to Commercialize Biggest Egyptian Gas Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10930&SEO=russian-company-to-commercialize-biggest-egyptian-gas-deposit Cairo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The first commercial production of gas from the Egyptian field of Zohr will begin by the end of 2017, said in El Cairo Igor Sechin, CEO for Rosneft, the largest state oil company of Russia. Cuba Might Be the Second LatAm Tourist Destiny in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10928&SEO=cuba-might-be-the-second-latam-tourist-destiny-in-latin-america Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba might be in a short time placed as the 2nd best tourist destination in Latin America, said Arturo Garcia, president and founder of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (Sahic). New Law Guarantees the Sowing of Coca for Life in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10914&SEO=new-law-guarantees-the-sowing-of-coca-for-life-in-bolivia La Paz, March 28 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has affirmed today that the new Coca Leaf Law guarantees sowing of this plant for life in Bolivia for traditional consumption and medical use, while defending the country''s identity and history. Flow of International Tourists to South Africa Grew 14% in January http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10910&SEO=flow-of-international-tourists-to-south-africa-grew-14-in-january 28 de marzo de 2017, 11:35 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South African tourist industry reportedly recorded an increase in the number of foreign visitors in January compared with the same month a year ago. South Africa Expanding Trade Links with China and Oman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10906&SEO=south-africa-expanding-trade-links-with-china-and-oman 28 de marzo de 2017, 10:51 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has reportedly embarked on a roadshow in China to attract investment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs), while enhancing cooperation with Oman on trade. El Salvador to Launch Nation Brand to Position Itself Globally http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10905&SEO=el-salvador-to-launch-nation-brand-to-position-itself-globally San Salvador, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Today, El Salvador presents its Nation Brand, a tool designed to highlight the economic potential of this Central American nation and position its image on a global level. Recovery is on the Way for Cuban Cheese Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10903&SEO=recovery-is-on-the-way-for-cuban-cheese-industry Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban cheese industry pursues stability in its recovery to face the booming tourism sector, said today specialist of the Superior Direction of Business Management (OSDE). Jorge Luis Moya. Canadian and European Companies Interested in Bolivian Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10865&SEO=canadian-and-european-companies-interested-in-bolivian-mining La Paz, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has reported Monday that three companies from Canada and Europe expressed their interest on investing in Bolivia''s mining sector. Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Visits Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10861&SEO=cuban-minister-of-energy-and-mines-visits-austria Vienna, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy and Mines of Cuba, Alfredo López Valdés, spoke today with senior officials of several federal portfolios and institutes in this capital during his work visit to Austria. Number of High-Technology Zones in China Increased in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10860&SEO=number-of-high-technology-zones-in-china-increased-in-2016 Beijing, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of industrial zones using high technology in China increased to 156, with income for operations that reached around 27.9 trillion yuans ($4 trillion USD), official sources reported today. FAO Warns of more Hunger Due to Conflicts and Crisis Situations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10859&SEO=fao-warns-of-more-hunger-due-to-conflicts-and-crisis-situations Rome, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The spread and intensification of conflicts and crisis in the Near East and North Africa accentuate the severe food insecurity that affects more than 30 million people, FAO has warned today. Cuban Agricultural-and-Livestock Fair Concludes with Rodeo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10851&SEO=cuban-agricultural-and-livestock-fair-concludes-with-rodeo Havana, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Fiagrob 2017, the 20th International Agro-Industrial and Food-and-Agriculture Fair, that began on March 18 at Rancho Boyeros exhibition center is closing today with several rodeo events, such as parade, calf roping, bull tumbling and others. Boliviana de Aviacion Buys Six Planes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10850&SEO=boliviana-de-aviacion-buys-six-planes La Paz, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s state airline Boliviana de Aviacion (BOA) has bought six of the 20 planes now in operation after 8 years operating, said general manager Ronald Casso to reporters Sunday. Venezuela Reiterates Commitment to Defend the Peoples of Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10849&SEO=venezuela-reiterates-commitment-to-defend-the-peoples-of-mercosur Caracas, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ratified the commitment of Venezuela as a member of the South Common Market (Mercosur) to defend the rights of inclusion of the peoples forming this regional integrration process. Chinese Belt and Route Initiative is Center of Lanzhou Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10838&SEO=chinese-belt-and-route-initiative-is-center-of-lanzhou-fair Beijing, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese initiative of the Belt and Roujte will be the theme of the traditional trade fair of Lanzhou, next July, said organizers of the northwest provindce of Gansu. Lebanon Adopts Summer Time to Encourage Energy Saving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10834&SEO=lebanon-adopts-summer-time-to-encourage-energy-saving Beirut, March 26 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon adopted Daylight Saving Time (DST) today as part of a government practice to encourage energy saving, it was officially announced here. China and Australia to Foster Trade Liberalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10829&SEO=china-and-australia-to-foster-trade-liberalization 25 de marzo de 2017, 13:59Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Prime minister of China Li Keqiang agreed with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull, in a visit to that country, to foster and pave the way to free trade. China Strengthens Ties with Countries Attending Boao Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10825&SEO=china-strengthens-ties-with-countries-attending-boao-forum Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) China seized the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), running in the southern province-island of Hainan, to increase cooperation and strengthen ties with foreign countries attending the significant regional economic meeting. Cuban Leading Coffee Exporter Arises Interest in Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10823&SEO=cuban-leading-coffee-exporter-arises-interest-in-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Coffee Processing Enterprise Altoserra, with over half of Cuban exports of the grain, aroused great interest at the 20th International Agroindustrial Agrofood Fair, Fiagrop 2017, open here. Cuba Presents more than 250 Health Programs at Panamanian Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10819&SEO=cuba-presents-more-than-250-health-programs-at-panamanian-fair Panama, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of more than 250 medical services programs are carried out by Cuban health professionals who attend the Expocomer 2017 International Trade Fair, which ends today. Cuba Assembles First Laptops and Tablets for Domestic Distribution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10799&SEO=cuba-assembles-first-laptops-and-tablets-for-domestic-distribution 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Havana, March 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Industrial Company for Informatics, Communications and Electronics (GEDEME) announced that it has assembled the first 3500 laptops and 3583 tablets, destined to national state-run entities. Cuba Promotes Foreign investment in Panama Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10798&SEO=cuba-promotes-foreign-investment-in-panama-trade-fair 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:27By Nubia Piqueras Grosso US Authorizes Construction of Pipeline Keystone XL http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10790&SEO=us-authorizes-construction-of-pipeline-keystone-xl Washington, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The administration of US President Donald Trump granted a permission to company TransCanada to construct the polemic pipeline Keystone XL, a project that was rejected by the government of Barack Obama. China-Latin America Economic Cooperation Zone in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10778&SEO=china-latin-america-economic-cooperation-zone-in-progress Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) China advances in the construction of an economic cooperation and trade zone with Latin America in the city of Zhuhai, southern province of Guangdong, scheduled to begin operations in the second half this year. . FAO Praises Coal Production in Latin America and the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10772&SEO=fao-praises-coal-production-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean Santiago de Chile, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The FAO regional office, headquartered in this capital city, praised today the big coal production in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is only behind Africa. Venezuela Joins Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10768&SEO=venezuela-joins-asian-investment-and-infrastructure-bank Caracas, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela joined the Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), said today Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Cuban Group Fosters Foreign Investments in Water Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10760&SEO=cuban-group-fosters-foreign-investments-in-water-sector 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:05Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban business group of hydraulic engineering and logistics (GEILH) presented today three projects for direct foreign investments to businesspeople from 17 countries that are participating in the International 2017 Cubagua Conference in this capital. World Bank Recognizes Socioeconomic Advances of Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10758&SEO=world-bank-recognizes-socioeconomic-advances-of-vietnam 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:43Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank (WB) recognized today that Vietnam''s success responds to solid policies, when repeating the will to work with the Indochinese countryh to support its economic growth boost. Angola has a Copper Belt in 116 thousand Square Kilometer Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10751&SEO=angola-has-a-copper-belt-in-116-thousand-square-kilometer-area Luanda, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Angola has a copper plus cobalt belt that extends 116 thousand square kilometers that reaches Zambia and the Congo Democratic Republic, affirmed today the Minister of Geology and Mines Francisco Queiroz. German Investors Interested in Bolivia Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10745&SEO=german-investors-interested-in-bolivia-business La Paz, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) An official delegation from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Germany and German businessmen stressed here that Bolivia is an attractive country to invest. Italian Prime Minister asks to Recover European Welfare Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10744&SEO=italian-prime-minister-asks-to-recover-european-welfare-model Rome, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, expressed today that the European Union (EU) must face the challenge of economic growth to recover the best social conditions and traditions with the welfare model of the region. Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank Has Now 70 Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10739&SEO=asian-investment-in-infrastructure-bank-has-now-70-members Beijing, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), initiative promoted by Chinese president , Xi Jinping, announced the approval of 13 new members of that entity, whose number of affiliates rose to 70. Several Exchanges on Main Productions at Cuban Agricultural Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10734&SEO=several-exchanges-on-main-productions-at-cuban-agricultural-fair Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, continues works today with several exchanges on milk, grains, poultry, coffee and other productions among the participants on the 54 projects of the business portfolio presented by this Cuban sector. South Africa Faced with Changing Apartheid Spatial Planning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10732&SEO=south-africa-faced-with-changing-apartheid-spatial-planning Pretoria, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is faced today with the need to guide the growth and management of urban areas in ways that unleash the potential of cities and towns, and reverse the terrible legacy of apartheid spatial injustice, believes Deputy Minister Andries Nel. Protectionism Could Increase Trade Deficit of a Country, Says ECB http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10727&SEO=protectionism-could-increase-trade-deficit-of-a-country-says-ecb Berlin, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) reported that the protectionism policies could increase the trade deficit of a country. Businessmen Repatriated Million of Dollars to Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10720&SEO=businessmen-repatriated-million-of-dollars-to-venezuela 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:17Caracas, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Bicentennial Bank President Miguel Perez Abad said that Venezuela received the injection of at least US $ 11.7 billion in repatriation for its economy. Japan Forbids Import of Meat Coming from Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10718&SEO=japan-forbids-import-of-meat-coming-from-brazil 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:12Tokyo, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government prohibited the import of meat proceeding from Brazilian companies under investigation for commercializing products that were breaking the safety standards, announced today official sources. Czech Republic Interested in Doing Business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10712&SEO=czech-republic-interested-in-doing-business-with-cuba 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Havana, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurecka, expressed her nation´s interest in doing some business in Cuba, hoping these are profitable for both countries. Tabacuba Multiplies its Image at Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10710&SEO=tabacuba-multiplies-its-image-at-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Tabacuba Business Group is promoting its image through keynote speeches and other events at the 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, whose sessions continue today at the Havana-based Rancho Boyeros exhibition area. Marked Salary Differences Revealed in British Enterprises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10709&SEO=marked-salary-differences-revealed-in-british-enterprises London, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Directives of the main 100 British enterprises quoted in the stock exchange win in average almost 400 times more than a worker with mínimum salary, revealed today a report of the organization Equality Trust. All Ready for Power Venezuela Fair 2017 to Kick Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10703&SEO=all-ready-for-power-venezuela-fair-2017-to-kick-off Caracas, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Economic Agenda to give a boost to its 15 productive motors, will have their main scenario in expo-fair Venezuela Power 2017, starting tomorrow 23 until next Sunday March 26, at the Caracas Polyhedron. Temer Backs Off and Shrinks Pension Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10699&SEO=temer-backs-off-and-shrinks-pension-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The debate on the pension reform in Brazil presents today a new face, after in an unsuspected turn of his number one driving force, president Michel Temer, decided to limit the reform to federal employees. Cuban Increasingly Using Bank Loans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10697&SEO=cuban-increasingly-using-bank-loans Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Loans to small private entrepreneurs with businesses in Havana grew last year 29% compared to 2015, reported the Cuban News Agency (ACN) quoting officials from Banco Metropolitano (Banmet). Experts Warn of Ecological Hazards of Fracking in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10687&SEO=experts-warn-of-ecological-hazards-of-fracking-in-colombia Bogotá, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Petroleum extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing technology, better known as fracking, presents enormous risks for the environment in Colombia, environmental organizations warned today. South American Countries, Germany to Sign Bioceanic Train Memorandum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10686&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-to-sign-bioceanic-train-memorandum La Paz, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay will sign today a memorandum of understanding with Germany to consolidate technical support for the integral design of the Central Bi-oceanic Railway Corridor. Merchandise for 578 Million Dollars Seized in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10652&SEO=merchandise-for-578-million-dollars-seized-in-mexico Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Products for the value of 578 million dollars were seized in the Mexico-US mutual border last year, as revealed by Mexican specialists Tuesday. Evo Morales Reaffirms Bolivian Economy Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10651&SEO=evo-morales-reaffirms-bolivian-economy-progress La Paz, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales reaffirmed today that Bolivian economy is developing thanks to the country''s ability to finance its own industries and increase productive sectors. Fiagrop 2017 Shows Progress of Agricultural Sector in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10645&SEO=fiagrop-2017-shows-progress-of-agricultural-sector-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, continues its work here today at the Havana-based Rancho Boyeros exhibition area, with the participation of about 170 exhibitors from Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba and other countries. Spanish Minister Favors Trade Pacts with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10644&SEO=spanish-minister-favors-trade-pacts-with-mercosur 21 de marzo de 2017, 13:32 Brussels, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Economy Minister, Luis De Guindos, said in this capital today that he was in favor of trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). Crisis with The Netherlands Raises Economic Conflict with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10639&SEO=crisis-with-the-netherlands-raises-economic-conflict-with-turkey Ankara, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The severe diplomatic crisis between Turkey and The Netherlands started to provoke problems in some sectors of the Turkish economy, expressed today the president of plants and ornamental articles exporters, Osman Bagdatlioglu. Future of Renewable Energy to be Discussed in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10626&SEO=future-of-renewable-energy-to-be-discussed-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Saving of Energy and Energy Education (CIER 2017) will examine in this capital the efficiency in the use of those and new sources, informed today organizers of the event. Canada and Nigeria to Participate at Panama Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10625&SEO=canada-and-nigeria-to-participate-at-panama-trade-fair Panama, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Around thirty nations from America, Europe, Asia and Africa, including Canada and Nigeria will participate for the first time at the 35th Trade Fair Expocomer-2017, which will be held from March 22th to 25th, in Panama. German Cooperative Seeks Increasing Business in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10619&SEO=german-cooperative-seeks-increasing-business-in-cuba 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Stephan Gruber, president of the German cooperative Casa Alemania, which is represented in the 2017 International Agricultural and Livestock fair in Cuba (Fiagrob) by around 10 companies of consumables and equipment from that country, expressed its desire of extending its businesses here. Diabetes, HBP and Cancer Affect Economy in Trinidad Tobago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10614&SEO=diabetes-hbp-and-cancer-affect-economy-in-trinidad-tobago 20 de marzo de 2017, 17:18Port of Spain, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago said today that diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer cause a loss of $1.28 billion USD in the economy of the country. Dark Cuban Rums and their Emblematic Factory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10602&SEO=dark-cuban-rums-and-their-emblematic-factory 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:44By Roberto F. Campos Chile Looks at Africa for Trade and Investments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10601&SEO=chile-looks-at-africa-for-trade-and-investments Santiago de Chile, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile has taken action in recent months to strengthen its ties with Africa, with emphasis on trade and investment, a strategy highlighted today by the economic leadership of the Foreign Ministry. After 40 Days on Strike, Stagnant Dialogue in Chilean Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10593&SEO=after-40-days-on-strike-stagnant-dialogue-in-chilean-mining Santiago de Chile, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) After 40 days on strike and slight hope of an agreement between workers and patrons, the panorama of the Escondida mine in Chile, the biggest copper producer in the world, again fell in a standstill. Mexican Oil in Hands of Transnational Corporations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10588&SEO=mexican-oil-in-hands-of-transnational-corporations Mexico, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is holding today the nationalization of the sector with contracts in crude oil and gas production and losses estimated at 256 billion pesos (more than $13 billion USD). Cuba Hosts International Agricultural Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10586&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-agricultural-fair Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, has begun its official program here today with the participation of exhibitors from some 16 countries, to promote business and promote other activities associated with this event. Validity of 100 Bolivares Bill Gives Confidence to Venezuelans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10584&SEO=validity-of-100-bolivares-bill-gives-confidence-to-venezuelans Caracas, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The extension of life to the 100 bolivars bill by a new decree of President Nicolás Maduro generates confidence in the population and banishes despair for its change in banking institutions. Mexico: Economic Reforms without Success http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10583&SEO=mexico-economic-reforms-without-success Mexico, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The 11 structural reforms promoted and implemented by the government of Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, have not produced results, the private sector denounces today. A document distributed to the press stated that almost two and a half years of being approved, the growth of the economy and its expectation are not favorable. Senators Demand to Reverse Energy Reform in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10580&SEO=senators-demand-to-reverse-energy-reform-in-mexico Mexico, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The energy reform, adopted by the Mexican government, failed to keep the promises to bring light and fuel prices down, opposition senators said. Cuban Tobacco, Rum among Attractions at Trade Fair in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10564&SEO=cuban-tobacco-rum-among-attractions-at-trade-fair-in-panama Panama, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of the new purito Cohíba Short and the tasting of the best Cuban rums stands out today among Cuba''s main attractions at the upcoming International Trade Fair Expocomer 2017. Cuba Attends Paris Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10559&SEO=cuba-attends-paris-tourism-fair 18 de marzo de 2017, 10:46Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, as a guest country, is participating on Saturday in the World Tourism Day in Paris, which will give greater visibility to the tourist options from the Caribbean nation. Authentic Cuba Campaign in Azerbaijan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10556&SEO=authentic-cuba-campaign-in-azerbaijan Baku, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Cuba''s tourist options started on Saturday here with the presentation on social networks of ''Authentic Cuba'', a communications strategy boosted by the Cuban Embassy in this country. Venezuelan President Extends Validity for Bs. 100 Banknotes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10549&SEO=venezuelan-president-extends-validity-for-bs.-100-banknotes 17 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro adopted a decree under which he extended the validity and circulation of the Bs. 100 banknote till April 20. China's Direct Foreign Investment Up 9.2% in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10514&SEO=chinas-direct-foreign-investment-up-9.2-in-february Beijing, (Prensa Latina) China''s foreign direct investment (FDI) has risen 9.2% year on year to 58.6 billion yuan ($850 million USD) in February 2017, the Ministry of Commerce said today. Delegation of World Association of Chefs Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10512&SEO=delegation-of-world-association-of-chefs-visits-cuba Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) will visit Cuba next April to exchange with tourism and trade authorities, officials said. UNEP Estimates World Economic Benefit for Efficient Use of Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10510&SEO=unep-estimates-world-economic-benefit-for-efficient-use-of-resources Berlin, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The most efficient use of global natural resources could annually add up two trillion dollars to 2050 world economy, according to a research by a UN agency. Trump Cuts Environment Funds to Increase Defense Expending http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10483&SEO=trump-cuts-environment-funds-to-increase-defense-expending 16 de marzo de 2017, 13:29Washington, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) In its first budget proposal, of 1.1 trillion dollars, the Trump Administration is cutting funds for environmental protection and other programs to augment appropriations to Defense. Bioceanic Corridor to Develop Railway Industry in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10482&SEO=bioceanic-corridor-to-develop-railway-industry-in-bolivia 16 de marzo de 2017, 13:24La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The construction of a bioceanic rail corridor to link the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans across South America will help develop the railway industry in Bolivia, Public Works Minister Milton Claros said today. Viña del Mar Opens to Free Trade in the Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10478&SEO=vina-del-mar-opens-to-free-trade-in-the-pacific By Fausto Triana Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Names may vary, but the will to find ways leading to free trade and against protectionism dominated the venue of the Pacific in this city, with 14 convinced actors and the United States in doubt. Brazilian Government Launches Privatization Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10472&SEO=brazilian-government-launches-privatization-program Brasilia, March 16 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government is launching a comprehensive privatization program with the concession of four airports in which it expects to invest 6.613 billion reais (more than two billion dollars). Russia to Defend its Boycotted Banks in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10471&SEO=russia-to-defend-its-boycotted-banks-in-ukraine Moscow, March 16 (Prensa Latina) We will defend our banking institutions by all means in the face of the violation of international law committed in Ukraine with the boycott of Sberbank subsidiaries, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov. Attractive Eastern Cuban City to be Venue of FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10467&SEO=attractive-eastern-cuban-city-to-be-venue-of-fitcuba-2017 Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Holguin, Cuban attractive Eastern city will be venue to the 37th International Fair of Tourism, FITCuba with well-kept hotels and natural and urban significant landscapes, highlighted sources of the sector. Expo Aladi Will Open Bolivia to the World, says FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10466&SEO=expo-aladi-will-open-bolivia-to-the-world-says-fm 16 de marzo de 2017, 04:35La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The fair of the Latin American Integration Association (Expo Aladi) will be a window of Bolivia open to tghe world, declared the Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni, when referring to the event destined to strengthen regional trade. German Prosecution Investigates Gas Emissions in Audi Cars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10452&SEO=german-prosecution-investigates-gas-emissions-in-audi-cars 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:05Berlin, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) German prosecution searched today the two biggest Audi automobile manufacturing plants in the European country due to an alleged link with a scandal of pollutant gas emissions. Pacific Pretends to Revolutionize Trade in Chilean Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10451&SEO=pacific-pretends-to-revolutionize-trade-in-chilean-meeting 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:01By Fausto Triana Venezuela Wins LatAm Best Stand at Moscow Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10449&SEO=venezuela-wins-latam-best-stand-at-moscow-tourism-fair 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:27Moscow, Mar 15 (Perensda Latina) The media outlets specializing on the 2017 International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MIIT), granted today the award to the best Latin American stand to the Venezuelan delegation. US Chain Walmart to Increase Investment in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10437&SEO=us-chain-walmart-to-increase-investment-in-mexico Mexico, March 15 (Prensa Latina) US supermarket chain Walmart will invest 17 billion pesos (867 million dollars) in Mexico this year, which represents 19 percent more than the amount invested in 2016, the company reported today. Mexico Calls for Free Trade in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10436&SEO=mexico-calls-for-free-trade-in-vina-del-mar Viña del Mar, Chile, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico tacitly acknowledged today at a meeting in Viña del Mar, Chile, that measures being applied by the US new administration is forcing it to look towards Asia and the Pacific for new markets and trade. Bolivia Assumes Presidency of CAF Board http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10435&SEO=bolivia-assumes-presidency-of-caf-board La Paz, March 15 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Economy and Public Finance of Bolivia, Luis Arce, will serve for a year as President of the Board of Directors of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) of the Development Bank for Latin America, the Government has reported today. Hoteles Mision Plans Expansion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10431&SEO=hoteles-mision-plans-expansion-in-cuba By Jorge Petinaud Martinez, Special Correspondent Cuba to Participate in Tourism Fair in Lisbon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10422&SEO=cuba-to-participate-in-tourism-fair-in-lisbon Havana, March 15 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation will attend the 28th edition of the BTL 2017 International Tourism Fair, from March 15 to 19 in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting Starts in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10418&SEO=venezuela-cuba-enterprise-meeting-starts-in-caracas Caracas, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Since Tuesday and until Friday, Caracas is the host of the Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting, wanting to strengthen bilateral trade and foster the economic agenda of Venezuela. Cuba and Finland Sign Agreement on Aeronautical Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10410&SEO=cuba-and-finland-sign-agreement-on-aeronautical-services Havana, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Cuba and Finland signed an agreement on Air Services today to grant permits and rights to Finnish airlines, which will increase the arrival of European visitors to the island. Panama's Expanded Canal Increases Traffic, Recovers Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10407&SEO=panamas-expanded-canal-increases-traffic-recovers-market Panama, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Nearly a thousand neopanamax ships have been traveling through the extension of the Panama Canal since its opening on June last year until today, reported the administrator of the inter-oceanic way, Jorge Luis Quijano. Intense Diplomatic Activity in Pacific Dialogue in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10405&SEO=intense-diplomatic-activity-in-pacific-dialogue-in-chile By Fausto Triana Japan Warns against Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10397&SEO=japan-warns-against-protectionism Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister, Taro Aso, has expressed his concern today over protectionism and stated that the world economy should be kept open. A New Senate Bill to End US Blockade To Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10374&SEO=a-new-senate-bill-to-end-us-blockade-to-cuba Washington, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition celebrated that US Senator Jerry Moran introduced a bill in Congress to effectively lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington against Cuba. Russia, Cuba Analyzed Increasing Public Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10368&SEO=russia-cuba-analyzed-increasing-public-health-cooperation Moscow, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister of Public Health Marcia Cobas discussed cooperation in this area, including the introduction of Heberprot P in the country, with the Russian interim minister of that branch, Dimitri Kostennikov, diplomatic sources reported today. Britain Rejects Second Independence Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10367&SEO=britain-rejects-second-independence-referendum-in-scotland London, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The British government rejected today a new referendum on independence in Scotland, considering that it would cause division and great economic uncertainty in the country. Mexico Repatriates 49 Cubans in Irregular Migratory Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10365&SEO=mexico-repatriates-49-cubans-in-irregular-migratory-situation 13 de marzo de 2017, 13:15Mexico, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican National Migration Institute (INM) reported that it had repatriated today 49 Cuban citizens that were in an irregular situation in the country. Berlin Airport Strikes Leads to 660 Flights Being Canceled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10364&SEO=berlin-airport-strikes-leads-to-660-flights-being-canceled Berlín, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Strikes at Berlin''s two airports, Berlín-Tegel and Berlín-Schönefeld caused 660 flights to be canceled today National Security on Agenda for Aussie Attorney-General on U.S. Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10363&SEO=national-security-on-agenda-for-aussie-attorney-general-on-u.s.-visit Canberra,March 13 (Prensa Latina) Australia''s Attorney-General George Brandis will discuss key aspects of national security cooperation when he meets with counterparts in the United States this week. A Million Teachers on Strike in Brazil Against Temer Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10361&SEO=a-million-teachers-on-strike-in-brazil-against-temer-reforms Brasilia, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) About one million professors and public education professionals in Brazil will start tomorroa a 10-dsay strike against the reform of social security promoted by President Michel Temer. French Ultraright Denies Negative Impact of Abandoning Euro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10359&SEO=french-ultraright-denies-negative-impact-of-abandoning-euro París, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The ultraright electoral candidate Marine Le Pen denied today the negative consequences of an eventual withdrawal of France from the Eurozone, when alerts grow worldwide on that possibility. The Netherlands Warns its Citizens About Travel to Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10355&SEO=the-netherlands-warns-its-citizens-about-travel-to-turkey Ankara, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an alert today for citizens in Turkey to take security precautions. Bolivia is an Economic Phenomenon, Deputy Minister Endara Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10354&SEO=bolivia-is-an-economic-phenomenon-deputy-minister-endara-says La Paz, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is an economic phenomenon of worldwide reference for its growth and stability, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Integration of the South American nation, Clarems Endara. Scotland to Propose New Referendum on Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10353&SEO=scotland-to-propose-new-referendum-on-independence London, March 13 (Prensa Latina) First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon announced today that she will promote legislation to hold a new referendum on Scotland''s. independence between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019. Gran Hotel Manzana La Habana Shows a Long History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10352&SEO=gran-hotel-manzana-la-habana-shows-a-long-history Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, which will opened this month, according to official announcements, is showing today a long history linked to the trade and development of the Cuban capital. Governor of Bank of Italy Warns on European Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10348&SEO=governor-of-bank-of-italy-warns-on-european-risks Rome, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, has warned here today that 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the risk of political paralysis in Europe has never been so high. Cuba Expanding Maritime Leisure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10321&SEO=cuba-expanding-maritime-leisure Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) An ever increasing number of visitors from all over the world are attracted to Cuba‘s pristine marine environment for excursions, diving, fishing and other marine related activities, and the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) is working to meet the increasing demand. Caricom-Cuba Meeting Today to Expand Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10310&SEO=caricom-cuba-meeting-today-to-expand-bilateral-ties Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) This Saturday will open the Fifth Meeting Caricom-Cuba to strengthen and expand bilateral links that allow member countries, united in dioversity, to face the great challenges imposed by the regional and international reality. British Ministers See Inevitable New Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10308&SEO=british-ministers-see-inevitable-new-referendum-in-scotland London, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) British ministers consider it inevitable the celebration of anew referéndum of independence in the autonomous region of Scotland, reported today The Financial Times. China to Start Manufacturing Streetcars Fueled by Hydrogen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10309&SEO=china-to-start-manufacturing-streetcars-fueled-by-hydrogen Beijing, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) China will start production of tramways fueled by hydrogen after signing an agreement with train manufacturer CRRC Qingdao Sifang, announced the company. Spanish FM to Travel to Peru and Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10307&SEO=spanish-fm-to-travel-to-peru-and-mexico-next-week Madrid, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will start next Monday in Peru his first visit to Latin Ameriuca that will also take him to Mexico. The media highlighted today that the tour of the head of Spanish diplomacy looks to reinforce the relation with the two countries in the political and economic level. Cuba Warns of Greater Economic Risks for the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10286&SEO=cuba-warns-of-greater-economic-risks-for-the-caribbean Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba warned today that the countries of the Caribbean basin are exposed to greater economic risks by increasing protectionism in trade and the development of exclusionary and repressive migration policies. Japan and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10285&SEO=japan-and-cuba-strengthen-trade-ties Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) An exchange of notes on two programs of Japan''s non-reimbursable financial assistance for Cuba has strengthened today trade ties between the two nations. UN Expert Warns Ukrainians of Chemical Disaster Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10284&SEO=un-expert-warns-ukrainians-of-chemical-disaster-risk United Nations, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Unless the fighting in eastern Ukraine is stopped and precautions are taken to secure industrial facilities in the area, the armed conflict could lead to a catastrophic chemical disaster, an independent United Nations human rights expert today warned. Colombian Guerrilla Ready to Comply with Disarmament Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10282&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ready-to-comply-with-disarmament-plan Bogota, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Carlos Lozada, said today the guerrillas are ready to comply with the disarmament plan, which would end in May, despite delays in the prepararation of transitional points and zones. Venezuela to Help in Reconstruction of Bridge Damaged by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10281&SEO=venezuela-to-help-in-reconstruction-of-bridge-damaged-by-matthew Baracoa, Cuba, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With the cooperation of Venezuela, the reconstruction of the bridge over the Toa River in Cuba''s far East that was devastated by Hurricane Matthew last October will begin. Poverty in Argentina Surged to 32.9 Percent in the Last Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10276&SEO=poverty-in-argentina-surged-to-32.9-percent-in-the-last-year Buenos Aires, March 10 (Prensa Latina) In the last year, poverty surged to 32.9 percent in this southern nation, affecting 1.5 million more people, according to a report from the Catholic University''s Social Debt Observatory. Fiagrop Fair Promotes Businesses in Cuban Food Distribution Se http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10265&SEO=fiagrop-fair-promotes-businesses-in-cuban-food-distribution-se Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International agricultural and food event Fiagrop 2017 will have among its main objectives to promote businesses and boost activities associated with this event, today its organizers said to the press. Good Cruise Season in Cuba Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10248&SEO=good-cruise-season-in-cuba-predicted 09 de marzo de 2017, 14:50Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Viajes Cuba Business Group President Jose Manuel Bisbe predicted today a good cruise season for Cuba during the coming months. Turkey to Use National Currency in its Transactions Abroad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10246&SEO=turkey-to-use-national-currency-in-its-transactions-abroad 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:16Ankara, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will force its companies to use its national currency,the lira, in commercial operations with countries with a free trade agreement, announced Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci today. US Norwegian Cruise Company Starts Operations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10243&SEO=us-norwegian-cruise-company-starts-operations-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has started operations in Cuba with the arrival of more than 1,000 passengers from Florida, the United States, where the company has its operating base. Putin Denounces Terrorists Tactics to Promote Suicide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10241&SEO=putin-denounces-terrorists-tactics-to-promote-suicide Moscow, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has denounced today new tactics by criminal and terrorist elements to promote on Internet the suicide among adolescents with a difficult social situation. Air Europa Reiterates its Commitment to the Cuban Tourism Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10240&SEO=air-europa-reiterates-its-commitment-to-the-cuban-tourism-destination 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:22Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Air Europa airline reiterated its commitment to the Cuban destination with the incorporation to its operations from Spain to this capital of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most modern aircraft in the world. Havana to Host Ministerial Meeting of Caribbean Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10235&SEO=havana-to-host-ministerial-meeting-of-caribbean-countries Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are examining today at the technical level the topics that will be discussed this Friday at the 12th ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of that regional mechanism. Nearly 150,000 Russians Return Home, Majority From EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10234&SEO=nearly-150000-russians-return-home-majority-from-eu 09 de marzo de 2017, 11:46Moscow, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 150,000 Russians returned to their country in 2016, one third of them for political reasons, amid the intense campaign against this country unleashed in Western nations, especially in the European Union (EU) , noted the media in the capital today. Italian Minister Says Migratory Crisis Threatens European Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10233&SEO=italian-minister-says-migratory-crisis-threatens-european-unity Rome, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said that the migration phenomenon is a threat to European unity, in an interview published today by Corriere della Sera newspaper. Education Workers in a New General Strike in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10232&SEO=education-workers-in-a-new-general-strike-in-spain Madrid, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Trade Unions, students and parents in Spain began today a general strike to demand the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy reversion of budget cuts and abolition of the controversial education law. Mexico Hosts Cuban Culture Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10229&SEO=mexico-hosts-cuban-culture-festival San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Cuban culture festival, Cubafest SMA, is hosting as of today in the main garden of the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato state, with a large exhibition of handicrafts, books and audiovisual presentations. German Bank to Fund Part of the Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10224&SEO=german-bank-to-fund-part-of-the-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) German Ambassador to Bolivia, Matthias Sonn, said here that the Development Bank of his country will finance part of the resources for the Central Bioceanic Rail Corridor (CFBC). European Union demands the United Kingdom for Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10216&SEO=european-union-demands-the-united-kingdom-for-fraud 08 de marzo de 2017, 19:00Brussels, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The European Office of Struggle against Fraud (OLAF) demanded today the United Kingdom for two billion euros for customs fraud. Latin Tourism Looks for Opportunities at ITB Berlin 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10207&SEO=latin-tourism-looks-for-opportunities-at-itb-berlin-2017 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:31Berlín, March 8 (Prensa Latina)The International Tourism Fair ITB Berlin 2017 had a massive assistance of latinamerican companies searching for more oportunities in the global market. Rebel Leader Warns Ukraine With War Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10205&SEO=rebel-leader-warns-ukraine-with-war-again 08 de marzo de 2017, 12:52Kiev, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) ''If the Ukrainian army continues with its offensive against our population, we will be obliged to respond and initiate war'', warned the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, Alexander Zajarchenko. Cuba Bets on Heberferon to Treat Several Kinds of Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10202&SEO=cuba-bets-on-heberferon-to-treat-several-kinds-of-cancer Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will develop this year several clinical trials with Heberferon to treat different kinds of cancer, one of the leading causes of death on the island and worldwide, the national press reported today. Men Prefers Women at Work: ILO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10200&SEO=men-prefers-women-at-work-ilo Geneva, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) A report published today by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on International Women''s Day indicates that 66 percent of men prefer women at work outside the home. South Africa, Indonesia Strengthening Business, Defense Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10193&SEO=south-africa-indonesia-strengthening-business-defense-links 08 de marzo de 2017, 10:03Pretoria, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and Indonesia stroke a deal to boost relations in agriculture and defense as well as work towards removing trade barriers between the countries, with view to expanding commercial and investment links. Millionaire Investment of China in Countries of Belt and Route http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10187&SEO=millionaire-investment-of-china-in-countries-of-belt-and-route Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) China invested until now over 50 billion dollars in the countries inside the Belt and Route suince president Xi Jinping proposed the initiative in 2013, assure official sources. German Fair of Tourism Warns about Trump´s Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10184&SEO=german-fair-of-tourism-warns-about-trumpas-policies Berlin, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the International Fair of Tourism ITB Berlin warned today about the negative effects that the US President Donald Trump´s immigration policies might have on tourism. US Congressmen Interested in Agricultural Exchange with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10180&SEO=us-congressmen-interested-in-agricultural-exchange-with-cuba Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US Congressmen visiting Cuba reportedly voiced their interest on knowing about the potential of the island''s agriculture with view to launching bilateral negotiations on this key sector. World Economic Recovery at Stake, Says OECD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10171&SEO=world-economic-recovery-at-stake-says-oecd 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:36Washington, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Political uncertainty could derail the slight world economic recovery, said today the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in reference to the greatest protectionism planned by the Government in the United States. Number of Illiterate Women Five Times Higher Than Men in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10159&SEO=number-of-illiterate-women-five-times-higher-than-men-in-turkey 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:12Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Only a few hours from tomorrow International Women Day, the number of illiterate women in Turkey is five times higher than the number of illiterate men, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜÄ°K). ESA Launches New Sentinel-2B Satellite to Monitor Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10155&SEO=esa-launches-new-sentinel-2b-satellite-to-monitor-earth 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:34Kurú, Guayana Francesa, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Sentinel-2B satellite entered orbit on Tuesday after blasting off from Euiropean Space Agency, ESA,''s launch site Kourou in French Guiana. Mexico Ranks Among the Most Visited Countries Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10152&SEO=mexico-ranks-among-the-most-visited-countries-worldwide 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:55Mexico, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is ranking today among the ninth most visited country in the world, Secretary of Tourism, Miguel de la Madrid, stated. Brazil Faces the Worse Economic Recession Since 1948 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10148&SEO=brazil-faces-the-worse-economic-recession-since-1948 Brasilia, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is facing the worst recession since 1948 with a fall in 3.6 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during 2016, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said today. South Africa's GDP Contracted in 2016's Fourth Quarter http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10145&SEO=south-africas-gdp-contracted-in-2016s-fourth-quarter 07 de marzo de 2017, 10:44Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported on Tuesday. Development Associated with Big Data, Experts Stress in ECLAC Seminar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10139&SEO=development-associated-with-big-data-experts-stress-in-eclac-seminar Santiago de Chile, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The dynamics of Big Data analytics would be an essential tool for future development in areas such as health, employment, productivity and natural disaster management. Cuba to Present Maritime-Port Project for the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10130&SEO=cuba-to-present-maritime-port-project-for-the-caribbean Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will present the project Maritime-Port Strategy for the Caribbean at the 1st ACS Conference of Cooperation, to be held from March 8th to 11th, said sources today here. Cuban Enterprises to Attend Panama's Main Commercial Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10129&SEO=cuban-enterprises-to-attend-panamas-main-commercial-fair Panama, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30 Cuban enterprises from public health, telecommunications, industry, and agriculture -among other sectors- will attend the International Commercial Fair EXPOCOMER 2017 in Panama in March 22. Uncertainty Jeopardizes USA-Mexico Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10126&SEO=uncertainty-jeopardizes-usa-mexico-economic-ties 06 de marzo de 2017, 18:17Washington, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Scholars and specialists on financial subjects said today that uncertainty about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has a negative effect on the Mexican economy. Wildfires in Chile Have Left Disastrous Balance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10125&SEO=wildfires-in-chile-have-left-disastrous-balance 06 de marzo de 2017, 18:05Santiago de Chile, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The bushfires that struck Chile in January and part of February left a disastrous balance with serious human, material and environmental damage. Cuba Promotes Tourism in Areas Hit by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10114&SEO=cuba-promotes-tourism-in-areas-hit-by-matthew 06 de marzo de 2017, 15:20Maisi, Cuba, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban tourist sector in the zones of Baracoa and Maisi, two of the eastern territories most affected by Hurricane Matthew last October, has significantly recovered. Indian Ocean, a Motor to Boost Economies, Says Zuma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10113&SEO=indian-ocean-a-motor-to-boost-economies-says-zuma Pretoria, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma called today to develop more innovative ways to use oceans sustainably for food, transport, trade and other activities, asserting that the Indian Ocean can turn into a motor to thrust the economies of the countries on it. Copper Prices Fall Despite Interruptions in Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10111&SEO=copper-prices-fall-despite-interruptions-in-supply London, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Copper today has the lowest prices in a week, despite interruptions in supplies at major mines around the world. Empty Classrooms, Argentinean Teachers Take to The Streets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10106&SEO=empty-classrooms-argentinean-teachers-take-to-the-streets Buenos Aires, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) In their traditional white overalls, hundreds of Argentine teachers took to the streets today in the midst of a 48-hour strike to demand fair and dignified wages. Cholera Outbreak Kills Nearly 200 People in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10105&SEO=cholera-outbreak-kills-nearly-200-people-in-somalia Mogadishu, March 6 (Prensa Latina) An outbreak of cholera unleashed since the beginning of 2017 in Somalia has caused the death of 196 people so far, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). More Than 2.1 Million Mozambicans Threatened by Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10103&SEO=more-than-2.1-million-mozambicans-threatened-by-hunger Maputo, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) A combination of climate adversities, reduction of reserves and armed conflicts today have 2.1 million Mozambicans threatened by hunger. USA Hosts International Forum on Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10096&SEO=usa-hosts-international-forum-on-energy Washington, March 6 (Prensa Latina) CERAWeek 2017 Energy Fair will gather from today until March 10 in the US city of Houston, Texas, dozens of senior officials from leading environmental, technology, financial, industrial, and energy organizations worldwide. Habano Festival Successfully Closes in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10068&SEO=habano-festival-successfully-closes-in-cuba Havana, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) With the Habano Award of the Year ceremony, an auction of art works related to tobacco production and an artistic gala, the 19th Habano Festival successfully closed in Cuba with a record number of participants and audience. Indonesia Hosts Regional Summit Focused on Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10065&SEO=indonesia-hosts-regional-summit-focused-on-cooperation Jakarta, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) will hold its 16th summit in this capital starting on Sunday, March 5th, focused on strengthening cooperation, official sources said. More Than Two Million Hondurans to Vote in Primary Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10064&SEO=more-than-two-million-hondurans-to-vote-in-primary-elections Tegucigalpa, March 4 (Prensa Latina) At least 2.3 million Hondurans will exercise their right to vote during the March 12 primary elections, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) predicted today. Cuban Tourism Boost in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10061&SEO=cuban-tourism-boost-in-february 03 de marzo de 2017, 17:44Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourism grew by 15 percent at the end of the 2017 first two months relating to last year, the Cuban Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero stated. USA Reiterates Priority to Renegotiate Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10052&SEO=usa-reiterates-priority-to-renegotiate-trade-agreement Washington, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) One of the priorities of the government of Donald Trump will be the renegotiation of the NAFTA with Mexico and Canada, Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, said today. Turkey Extends Border Wall with Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10049&SEO=turkey-extends-border-wall-with-syria 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:07Ankara, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government is making progress in the construction of a border wall that will cover almost all of the 900 kilometers of the border with Syria, according to the Hürriyet newspaper. ALBA Summit: Recover Now the Progressive Initiative (I) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10045&SEO=alba-summit-recover-now-the-progressive-initiative-i By Pedro Rioseco y Claudia Luperón La Paz, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The importance of the Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA in Spanish) about to start in Caracas, Venezuela, is to recover the progressive initiative now as an urgent need in the present international context. BBVA Group Announces Millionaire Investment in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10042&SEO=bbva-group-announces-millionaire-investment-in-mexico Mexico, March 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish BBVA Group will invest 1.5 billion dollars in Mexico over the next four to five years, and even has plans to acquire another bank in this country, it was informed today. Cuba Approves ICT Policy for Society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10041&SEO=cuba-approves-ict-policy-for-society Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Council of Ministers of Cuba, in a meeting chaired by President Raul Castro, approved the comprehensive policy for the improvement of Information and Communication Technologies of Cuban society, the newspaper Granma reported today. Sherritt Extracts One-Third of the Oil Cuba Produces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10036&SEO=sherritt-extracts-one-third-of-the-oil-cuba-produces Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Canadian company Sherritt International Corporation, the largest direct investor in Cuba, currently extracts about a third of the oil produced by this island, according to company president and CEO David Pathe. Russia and El Salvador to Strengthen Political and Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10029&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-to-strengthen-political-and-economic-ties 03 de marzo de 2017, 09:21Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia and El Salvador defined today the areas of political cooperation, with coordinated steps in the international arena, and economic cooperation, with the materialization of investments in areas such as aeronautics, fishery, and energy. Russia and El Salvador Foreign Ministers Discuss Development Prospect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10028&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-foreign-ministers-discuss-development-prospect Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and his Salvadoran counterpart, Hugo Martinez, discussed the prospects for the development of political and economic-trade cooperation. India's Sugar Production Falls in Current Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10027&SEO=indias-sugar-production-falls-in-current-campaign New Delhi, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) India produced 16,2 million tons of sugar in the last five months, a fall of 19 percent compared to the same period last fiscal year, today announced an industry source. Raising of Food Prices Prevail, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10022&SEO=raising-of-food-prices-prevail-says-fao Rome, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that the price rate increased by 0.5 percent in February this year, compared to January. El Salvador Seeks Russian Investors for Energy and Fishing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10017&SEO=el-salvador-seeks-russian-investors-for-energy-and-fishing 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:13Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador suggested Russia to make investments and a technology transfer in fields as fishing, coffee growing and geothermic energy, during a presentation at the Chamber of Commerce in that country. Bolivia: El Alto Marks Anniversary with New Line of Cable Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10005&SEO=bolivia-el-alto-marks-anniversary-with-new-line-of-cable-railway La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The city of El Alto, the youngest in Bolivia, will mark today its 32nd anniversary with the inauguration of several works, among them the blue line of the Cable railway. Guyana and Cuba Increase Friendly Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10003&SEO=guyana-and-cuba-increase-friendly-relations Georgetown, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives for Guyana and Cuba ratified in this capital both countries'' willingness to continue strengthening the traditional friendly and cooperation relations, diplomatic sources reported today. Qatar To Host Fifth Regional Cyber Security Drill http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10000&SEO=qatar-to-host-fifth-regional-cyber-security-drill Doha, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, is hosting the fifth regional Cyber Drill for Arab countries here on March 5-9, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communication. Northern Ireland Goes to Polls Amid a Government Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9999&SEO=northern-ireland-goes-to-polls-amid-a-government-crisis London, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.2 million people in Northern Ireland are voting today in an early legislative elections, following the collapse of the coalition government. Immigration to Canada from the USA Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9996&SEO=immigration-to-canada-from-the-usa-increases Ottawa, March 2 (Prensa Latina)The promise of US President Donald Trump to expel undocumented immigrants has led today to a significant increase in the influx of immigrants to Canada and puts local authorities in a state of tension, officials said. WTO Ready to Discuss US Trade Concerns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9991&SEO=wto-ready-to-discuss-us-trade-concerns Geneva, March 2 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is ready to discuss with the United States its trade concerns and the system for resolving differences, the entity''s head Roberto Azevedo said in a statement today. Kuwaities Warned to Rationalize Water Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9990&SEO=kuwaities-warned-to-rationalize-water-consumption Kuwait, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Kuwaiti authorities have warned today on the need to raise public awareness to rationalize and save water consumption, given that this Arab country is located in a desert area and is suffering severe shortages of the vital liquid. Association of Caribbean States Seeks Common Paths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9988&SEO=association-of-caribbean-states-seeks-common-paths Havana, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is seeking common paths for the region, so it will focus on fighting climate change and on the need for interconnection at its upcoming ministerial and cooperation meetings. El Salvador Presents Trade Potentialities with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9985&SEO=el-salvador-presents-trade-potentialities-with-russia By Antonio Rondon Garcia Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Foreign Minister, Hugo Martinez, leads a delegation participating today in a presentation of the economic and investment possibilities of his country at the Chamber of Commerce of Russia. New Platform to Promote China-Latin America Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9982&SEO=new-platform-to-promote-china-latin-america-cooperation Beijing, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Sino-Latin American economic and trade cooperation will gain ground with the forthcoming operation of a park in Zhuhai, city of the southern province of Guangdong, in the second half of this year, local press reports today. Visitors to Tobacco Factories Discover an Unexpected World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9980&SEO=visitors-to-tobacco-factories-discover-an-unexpected-world Havana, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The participants in the 19th Habano Festival are visiting today factories of those craft cigars, to better understand the skill of cigar rollers and the quality control. One of the elements that intrigues most people who like to smoke a cigarette is the way in which they roll a cigar and what parameters they use to facilitate their extreme quality, recognized worldwide. International Seminar Highlights Ties Between Habano and Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9952&SEO=international-seminar-highlights-ties-between-habano-and-art Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The International Seminar of the 19th Habano Festival pointed out today the relation of Cuban Premium tobacco with art, through talks and historical notes, at the Havana Convention Center. Trump Delays Visit to UK to Avoid Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9948&SEO=trump-delays-visit-to-uk-to-avoid-protests London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump agreed with the British government to delay his visit to the United Kingdom for after the summer to minimize the risk of protests in the country, reported The Sun newspaper today. FAO Cooperates with Cuba in Pasture Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9942&SEO=fao-cooperates-with-cuba-in-pasture-development Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is cooperating today in Cuba in the development of pastures, like moringa and other protein plants. Russia Informs on Agreement for Putin-Trump Meeting Soon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9939&SEO=russia-informs-on-agreement-for-putin-trump-meeting-soon Moscow, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federation Council President, or Russian Senate, Valentina Matvienko reported on Monday that there was an agreement for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump. Vietnamese President, Japanese Emperor Satisfy By Hanoi-Tokyo Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9937&SEO=vietnamese-president-japanese-emperor-satisfy-by-hanoi-tokyo-ties Hanoi, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) President Tran Dai Quang asserted today that the current visit of emperor Akihito here will contribute to strengthen trust and comprehension between Vietnam and Japan peoples. Negotiations on NAFTA Will Be Complex and Will Take Time, Peña Nieto http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9931&SEO=negotiations-on-nafta-will-be-complex-and-will-take-time-pena-nieto 01 de marzo de 2017, 09:55Mexico, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the negotiations currently under way on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be complex and will take time. Experts Appreciate Quality of Cuban Tobacco Arable Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9925&SEO=experts-appreciate-quality-of-cuban-tobacco-arable-lands Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign tobacco experts have appreciated here the Cuban agricultural procedure in crops of this plant in the western province of Pinar del Rio. Trump Exposes His Approach to US Economy Problems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9923&SEO=trump-exposes-his-approach-to-us-economy-problems Washington, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The United States needs the joint work of Republicans and Democrats beyond party differences to solve pressing economic problems, President Donald Trump said before the Congress. China invites Turkish President Erdogan to Beijing Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9919&SEO=china-invites-turkish-president-erdogan-to-beijing-summit Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited by his Chinese peer, Xi Jinping, to the summit of world leaders to carry out the project of the New Silk Route, informed state channel TRT. Cuba Invests on Electrochemical Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9918&SEO=cuba-invests-on-electrochemical-industry Por Julia CruzataHavana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The construction of an electrochemical plant in Cuba, to meet demands from public health, sugarcane and oil industries, has commenced following an investment of over 4,6 million US dollars. Cuba Recovering Refined Wax Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9917&SEO=cuba-recovering-refined-wax-production 01 de marzo de 2017, 00:40Por María Julia MayoralHavana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) A plant for the production of refined wax - the only of its type in Cuba - is once again operational in Majibacoa, a municipality in the eastern province of Las Tunas, following an investment program to rescue a facility closed for more than 20 years. Bolivian Gov't to Define Partners for Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9914&SEO=bolivian-govt-to-define-partners-for-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will define the partners for the project of the Central Bioceanic Railroad Corridor (CFBC) seeking to consolidate a large company with public-private members, said minister of Planning for Development Mariana Prado. Cuban Tobacco Plantations Prove Favorable Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9910&SEO=cuban-tobacco-plantations-prove-favorable-conditions 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:57Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The tobacco plantations located in this western province, Cuba''s largest tobacco-producing province, are now proving advantageous conditions even as agricultural drought strikes the northernmost tip of the territory. Exports of Cuban Habanos Grew in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9903&SEO=exports-of-cuban-habanos-grew-in-2016 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:59Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The value of exports of Cuban habanos in 2016 reportedly rose to 445 million US dollars, a 5% increase compared to the previous year. Revenues in Cuba of Spanish Hotel Chain Melia Grew in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9900&SEO=revenues-in-cuba-of-spanish-hotel-chain-melia-grew-in-2016 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:40Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish hotel chain Melia has reported a 10.3% growth in 2016 in its operations in Cuba, largely attributed to improved rates, mainly in the cities of Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Venezuelan Media Highlights FM Denunciation at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9886&SEO=venezuelan-media-highlights-fm-denunciation-at-un Caracas, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Media has highlighted today the speech made by Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, at the United Nations Human Rights Council, before which she denounced the continued aggression by the international right against Venezuela. Thousands of Colombian Families to Leave the Coca Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9884&SEO=thousands-of-colombian-families-to-leave-the-coca-economy Bogota, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) About 55,000 Colombian families will voluntarily replace coca fields for other plantations, a program sponsored by the government and will be accompanied in the territories by the FARC-EP, the Presidential Palace (seat of government) stated. Somalia's President Declares National Disaster Due to Extreme Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9883&SEO=somalias-president-declares-national-disaster-due-to-extreme-drought ogadiscio, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina)President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed ‘Farmajo'' has declared the ongoing drought in the country as a ‘national disaster''. Amidst Tension Afghanistan Snubbs Pakistan in Regional Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9882&SEO=amidst-tension-afghanistan-snubbs-pakistan-in-regional-summit Islamabad, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Symptom of the tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kabul will send a low-level delegation to the thirteenth summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which will open its doors tomorrow in this capital. Japanese Emperor Begins Visit to Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9880&SEO=japanese-emperor-begins-visit-to-vietnam Hanoi, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Emperor Akihito and his wife Michiko started an official visit to Vietnam today, considered a new impetus to bilateral relations. Protests in Canada Due to Inauguration of Trump Tower http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9877&SEO=protests-in-canada-due-to-inauguration-of-trump-tower Ottawa, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of activists from Canadian social organizations will participate in a protest against the opening of a building with the name of US President Donald Trump in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Venezuela Receives Lot of Banknotes of New Monetary Unit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9874&SEO=venezuela-receives-lot-of-banknotes-of-new-monetary-unit Caracas, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Manuel Perez Urdaneta, Vice Minister of Security and Citizen Prevention, has confirmed today the arrival to this capital of the ninth cargo of the monetary unit''s banknotes in force in Venezuela since December. Gazprom to Start Pipeline Construction in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9873&SEO=gazprom-to-start-pipeline-construction-in-turkey Istanbul, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian corporation Gazprom announced today the start of work on the TurkStream pipeline on Turkish territory, said Management Committee Member Oleg Aksyutin. Habano Festival Participants Visit Plantations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9867&SEO=habano-festival-participants-visit-plantations Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) As part of one of the most attractive days of the 19th Habano Festival, attendees are touring today tobacco plantations in the western region, the best known area in the world of this crop. Trump Justifies Increased Military Spending with Stronger Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9865&SEO=trump-justifies-increased-military-spending-with-stronger-economy Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The 54 billion dollars proposed as additional Defense spending in the next US budget will be offset by a stronger economy, President Donald Trump said today. Russia Accuses US of Trying to Impose an Economic Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9863&SEO=russia-accuses-us-of-trying-to-impose-an-economic-blockade Moscow, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia accused the US Congress of trying to impose a kind of economic blockade on it by pushing for a bill to prevent President Donald Trump from easing sanctions against the country. Cuba Explores in France Technologies for Better Use of Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9861&SEO=cuba-explores-in-france-technologies-for-better-use-of-water By Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the National Institute of Hydraulic Resource of Cuba has complied in France with a broad agenda aimed at exploring technologies that allow a better distribution and use of water, Abel Salas, the entity's first vice president, said. Mexico Could Abandon Tlcan if US Insists on Tariffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9850&SEO=mexico-could-abandon-tlcan-if-us-insists-on-tariffs 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:06Mexico, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexico could withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (Tlcan) if the United States insists on renegotiating it on the basis of imposing tariffs or quotas on Mexican products, authorities warned today. Cuba Guarantees Habanos´ Quality and Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9846&SEO=cuba-guarantees-habanosa-quality-and-supplies 27 de febrero de 2017, 14:54Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba guarantees the quality and supply of Premium cigars (handmade) to the international market, the authorities stated during the first day of the 19th Habano Festival. Avian Flu Kills 42,000 Birds in Nigerian Farms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9842&SEO=avian-flu-kills-42000-birds-in-nigerian-farms 27 de febrero de 2017, 13:16Abuja, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina)Avian influenza killed 42,000 birds in 12 farms in Plateau,Nigeria between January and February 2017, according to the local chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria. Its Chairman, John Dasar, said on Monday in Jos, that more birds were being depopulated in some farms to prevent further spread of the bird flu. Independent Candidates Aspire to Mexican Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9841&SEO=independent-candidates-aspire-to-mexican-presidency Mexico, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The presidential elections in Mexico scheduled for 2018 begin to have independent candidates, the most recent one, Emilio Alvarez, former executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Premier of Alberta, Canada, Visits the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9836&SEO=premier-of-alberta-canada-visits-the-usa Ottawa, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley officially visited today Washington DC to discuss with the US authorities the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Russia Will Protect Tajikistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9834&SEO=russia-will-protect-tajikistan-border Dushambe, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia has agreed today to use its armed forces base in Tajikistan to protect the border of that Central Asian republic with Afghanistan, following a meeting here of the two countries'' presidents. Renewable Energy to Save Billions of Dollars in Saudi Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9833&SEO=renewable-energy-to-save-billions-of-dollars-in-saudi-kingdom 27 de febrero de 2017, 11:08Riyadh, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia could save up to 87 billion dollars by 2030 when it is fully inserted into the use of solar energy, a study by Orient Planet entity predicted. Number of Migrants Returned to Guatemala Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9832&SEO=number-of-migrants-returned-to-guatemala-increase Guatemala, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of people returned by the United States to Guatemala has increased to 3,756 since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, reports noted today. Mobile Phone Users to Exceed Five Billion This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9831&SEO=mobile-phone-users-to-exceed-five-billion-this-year Madrid, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mobile phone users will exceed five billion by the middle of this year, reported the global consortium of operators GSMA, promoter of the World Mobile Congress inaugurated today in Spain. Increase in Defense Spending in US Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9829&SEO=increase-in-defense-spending-in-us-budget 27 de febrero de 2017, 10:57Washington, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The budget plan for the next fiscal year in the United States will see a sharp increase in defense spending, according to press reports released today. Industrial Production in Syria Surpasses $350 Million USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9823&SEO=industrial-production-in-syria-surpasses-350-million-usd 27 de febrero de 2017, 09:19Damascus, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Despite the war imposed on Syria for more than five years, the industrial production has surpassed $350 million USD in 2016, Industry Minister, Ahmad al-Hamo, said today. Habano Festival Starts Amid Great Expectation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9822&SEO=habano-festival-starts-amid-great-expectation Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The 19th edition of the Habano Festival is beginning today in this capital with a great expectation that catches the attention of at least 1,000 people from some 50 nations. Germany Reported About 3,500 Attacks Against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9812&SEO=germany-reported-about-3500-attacks-against-migrants Berlin, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) German security services recorded 3,500 attacks against immigrants during last 2016, according to a recent report released by Funke media. Saudi King Visits Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9806&SEO=saudi-king-visits-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, began an official visit to Malaysia during which several documents for economy, science, education and human resources development cooperation will be signed.