Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Some 400 Schools in Mexico to Be Rebuilt after Earthquakes Mexico, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Some 10,000 schools are currently affected by the recent earthquakes, and 400 educational centers will be completely rebuilt, Secretary of Public Education Aurelio Nuño said. Clandestine Grave Found in Colima, Mexico Mexico, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Army and Attorney General''s Office officials in the State of Colima have found a clandestine grave containing at least six corpses. Honduras Hosts Latin America and Caribbean Forestry Meeting Tegucigalpa, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Honduras is hosting today the 30th Latin America and the Caribbean Forestry Commission Meeting (LACFC), which seeks to assess the conservation of natural resources. The event, running in Tegucigalpa until Friday, September 29, brings together heads of forestry services and administrations of the region''s 33 member nations of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Venezuelan Aid to Affected Mexicans Mexico, Sept 24 (Prensa Latina) A plane of the Venezuelan Air Force (FAB)today brought to Mexico 10,4 tons of supplies and food to the affected by the earthquake on September 19 that caused over 300 deaths. Five Fatalities Left by Aftershocks in Mexico Mexico, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Five fatalities, as well as damage to houses and roads were left yesterday by aftershocks of the strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred on Tuesday hitting the central region of the country, said today Civil Protection. San Salvador Declaration Sets Forth Left-Wing Parliamentary Struggle San Salvador, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Declaration of San Salvador, signed by the leftist groups of Latin American and European parliaments, has today set forth several fronts for the global struggle against social inequality. San Salvador Declaration Defines Struggle by Parliamentary Left San Salvador, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The San Salvador Declaration, signed by the left-wing benches of the Latin American and European parliaments, defines several fronts in the global struggle against social inequality. Dominican Republic Affected by Rains Santo Domingo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The rains linked to the passing of Hurricane Maria through the Dominican territory continue today and will extend through the weekend, the National Meteorological Office (ONAMET) reported. MORENA Suggests Using Electoral Funds for Victims in Mexico Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (also known as AMLO), will propose setting 50 percent of the election campaign expenses aside for earthquake survivors. Against the Clock, but Rescue Efforts in Mexico Will Not Stop By Orlando Oramas Leon Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Rescue efforts are continuing today in Mexico and will not stop,Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said. Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Increases to 273 Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The death toll in the September 19´s Mexico earthquake has increased to at least 273, according to a preliminary result, as rescue efforts continue, mainly in Mexico City. Haiti to Activate Defense Force to respond to Natural Disasters United Nations, Sep21 (Prensa Latina) Haitian President Jovenel Moise asserted today at the United Nations that a defense force specializing in responding to natural disasters will be activated after the country''s blue helmets leave next month. Over 30 Quake Aftershocks in Mexico Mexico, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The National Seismological Service (SSN) has recorded 34 aftershocks of 7,1-magnitude quake on the Richter scale, which occurred on September 19 in the Morelos and Puebla boundaries. Mexico Thanks to the International Community Support Mexico, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico expressed its gratitude for the humanitarian aid sent by the international community, after the September 19''s earthquake, according to a statement from the Secretariat of the Foreign Ministry (SRE). Antigua and Barbuda Lightly Hammered by Hurricane Maria Saint John, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Antigua and Barbuda has reported slight damage today after Hurricane Maria brushed this Caribbean islands. Panama Rescues Human Trafficking Victims Panama, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 150 victims of human trafficking were rescued in Panama so far this year, thanks to the joint efforts of the Public Prosecutor''s Office and security forces, was released here today. Hurricane Maria Destroys Puerto Rico San Juan, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The fall of the only weather radar in Puerto Rico, located in the Sierra of Cayey, is one of the most serious affections occurred so far in this state due to the passage of Hurricane Maria. 32 Children Bodies Found at Collapsed School in Mexico City Mexico, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) 32 primary school children and two teachers were found dead today from a school reduced to rubble in southeastern Mexico City, which collapsed after being shaken by of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which yesterday struck the center of the country. Preliminary Death Toll after Mexican Earthquake Reaches Seven Ciudad de México, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) At least seven dead people was the result of the earthquake that hit today the Mexican capital and the authorities expect an increase in this number. FMLN Demands to Probe Arena's Illegal Election Campaign San Salvador, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) has today demanded actions against the illegally electoral campaign by the Arena party, as well as a probe into corruption allegations against this oligarchic organization. Homicides Continue Rising in Costa Rica San Jose, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) About 414 people have been killed in 2017, 23 more than in the same period of 2016, according to statistics from the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) released today in this capital. More than 900 Missing Women Found Dead in Mexico Mexico, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) About 921 women reported missing in three years have been found dead in one of Mexico''s 32 federal states, according to records from the Ministry of the Interior released today. Thousands March Against Corruption in Guatemala Guatemala, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The University of San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC), companies, schools, peasant and indigenous organizations have called for a joint national march to demand the purge of the Congress. UNESCO Director Condemns Journalist Murder in Honduras Paris, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Unesco''s director-general Irina Bokova today condemned the assassination in Honduras of journalist Carlos William Flores and called on local authorities to investigate the crime to prosecute those responsible. Hurricane Maria Reaches Category Four Washington, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria reaches the dangerous category four in the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported today in its last bulletin. El Salvador Tightens Security and Reinforces Patrolling San Salvador, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Salvador Sanchez Ceren, president of El Salvador, announced today an increase in the police work in this capital, by means of a security system to guarantee peace in San Salvador. Puerto Rico Declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Maria San Juan, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosello declared this country in state of emergency today due to the Hurricane Maria, which is expected to be ''more devastating than Irma''. Mexicans Celebrate Cry of Dolores Por Raul Garcia AlvarezMexico, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City is dressed up in the colors of the country, blue, red and green, the flags on the balconies, lights and ornaments in the square to celebrate today the ''Grito de Dolores'' (Cry of Dolores), the country''s National Day. Jose Hurricane Slowly Moving Between Bahamas, Bermudas Washington, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Jose, Category 1, moves across the Atlantic with little movement to the southeast and is expected a turn to the northwest tomorrow, according to a report by the National Hurricane Center in the United States. CARICOM Analyzes Effects of Hurricane Irma in Member Countries Georgetown, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in a special session to learn about the effects of Hurricane Irma and Jose in the region, Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque said here today. PARLATINO Rejects Trump's Measure Against Young Immigrants Panama, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino) has rejected today US President Donald Trump''s discriminatory measure against undocumented young immigrant, as it violates human rights. Nicaragua Envisages 100,000 Tourists for National Holidays Managua, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua envisages that more than 100,000 domestic and foreign tourists will attend national holidays this week. Macron Says Top Priority is to Help People Return to Normal Life Paris, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron has said the government´s top priority is to help people return to normal life in French Caribbean territories, such as St. Barts and St. Martin, located in the Caribbean and recently hammered by Category 5 Hurricane Irma. About 40,000 Homes Damaged by Earthquake in Chiapas, Mexico (+Photos) Mexico, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) About 40,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed in the Mexican state of Chiapas because of an earthquake of 8.2 on the Richter scale that hit the country last week, government sources confirmed today. Costa Rica Holds High Level Forum on Migration Flows San Jose, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The High Level Forum on Migrant Flows in irregular migratory situation in the Americas has begun two days of sessions today, where regional and international actors will share experiences and good practices. Macron to Visit St. Martin, Affected by Hurricane Irma Paris, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron has traveled to the French Caribbean Island, St. Martin, recently hammered by Hurricane Irma. Mexico Continues Recovery in Areas Affected by Quake Mexico, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Civil, Army and Navy Protection continued recovery and rescue operations in the states shaken by the 8.2 magnitude quake, which last Thursday affected more than 50,000,000 Mexicans. Guatemalan Damages Due To Recent Chiapas Quake Guatemala, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) The most powerful earthquake of the current century was registered in the region with an epicenter near Mexican coast, having 8,2 degrees at Ritcher scale,and caused two severe injured and over 3,300 affected in this country. People Will March to Protest Against Children's Violence in CR San José, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Over 2,000 people will march tomorrow through the main roads of this capital to make people aware of the population´s need to eradicate violence agaisnt children, one of the most severe problems in Costa Rica. Mexico Activates Civil Protection Protocols against Deadly Quake (+Photos) Mexico, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has activated today the Civil Protection protocols, including the National Emergency Committee, in view of a strong earthquake that hit the nation last night. Latin American Agriculture, Great Potential and Challenges By Roberto Salomón * Havana (Prensa Latina) Responsible for 16 percent of exports and four percent of imports of world agricultural trade, Latin Amnerica faces great challenges to benefit from its productive potential and reach sustainable development. Haiti Records The first Rains of Irma Powerful Hurricane Port of Prince, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Haiti Meteorological Unit is recording the first rains of Hurricane Irma today, whose eye will move north of the country''s coast at approximately 6:00 pm local time. Hurricane Irma Forces Evacuation of 5,247 in Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The number of people evacuated in the Dominican Republic by Hurricane Irma is increasing to 5,247, when the rains and winds associated with the phenomenon continue, said the Emergency Operations Center (COE). President Macron to Visit French Caribbean Islands Paris, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron announced today that he will visit the French Caribbean Islands affected by the devastating Hurricane Irma although he did not determine any date. Puerto Rico Governor Gave Preliminary Data of Damages Cause by Irma San Juan, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican´s Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares offered today a report about the preliminary balance of damages caused by Hurricane Irma there. Irma Shows No Mercy with the Small Islands of the Caribbean San Juan, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma is merciless with the small islands in the east of the Caribbean region, where as of today there are no less than 10 dead and about fifty wounded. France Concerned that Hurricane Irma Could Affect Caribbean Region Paris, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The French government has expressed concern today about the impact of Hurricane Irma on the French overseas territories located in the Caribbean Sea, mainly because thousands of people refuse to be evacuated and comply with the safety slogans. Jamaica Announces New Reward Programs to Mitigate Crime Kingston, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, announced two reward programs for the arrest of wanted men and the recovery of weapons and illegal ammunition. Haiti Decrees Alert, Faced with Possible Path of Hurricane Irma Port au Prince, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Secretary''s Office for Disaster Risk Management decreed today a stage of alert in Haiti, face with possible path of hurricane Irma through this Caribbean territory. El Salvador Strengthens Sustainable Use of Sea San Salvador, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The inclusion of maritime management in the national agenda of El Salvador will foster sustainable use of a resource with much potential to be exploited in this Central American nation. Guatemala Supreme Court in Preliminary Hearings Against President Guatemala, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) The bench of judges of Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) will meet on Monday to hear the requests for preliminary hearings against Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, reported today the judge Vitalina Orellana. Guatemalan Social Orgs Demand Speeding up Hearings against President Guatemala, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) More than 30 social organizations in Guatemala demanded today that the judges of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) immediately make their statements on the preliminary hearings lodged against President Jimmy Morales. Tropical Storm Lidia Affects Mexican State of Baja California Sur Mexico, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Authorities, Police and Army are beginning to implement plans for emergencies and assistance to the population, faced with a the weather forecast that the tropical storm Lidia would start affecting the Mexican state of Baja California Sur this afternoon. Brazilian Batallion in Minustah Concludes Operations in Haiti Port-au-Prince, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian contingent at the service of the UN Mission for Stablization of Haiti (Minustah) is concluding tonight its operations in Haitian national territory. Teachers Union Repudiate Puerto Rican Governor Threat San Juan, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The National Union of Educators and Education Workers (Unete) of Puerto Rico condemned today the threats of governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares to sanction teachers who protested against the reduction of working hours. Mexican Protesters Block Highway Demanding Justice Mexico, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Salazar community people, in Ocoyoacac Mexican district, demand today to know where several neighbors are, because yesterday they were abducted by the military and still their location is unknown. Pueblas Governor to be Investigated For Espionage exico, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Interior Minister, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, expressed today that he wants to investigate Rafael Moreno Valle, ex-governor of the National Action Party (PAN), if it proves that he created a monitoring listening network to spy President Enrique Peña Nieto and officials of his cabinet. UN Demand to Clarify Situation of 32,000 Missing People in Mexico Mexico, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mexico has called the government today to open a new way of doing justice to clarify the situation of more than 32,000 people reported missing. Panama Shaken by a Fight of Money Versus Justice Panama, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Accusation of threats and intimidation of power centers on anti-corruption prosecutors shake today Panamanian society where statements differ between elite spokespersons and those of popular movements. Panama Conducts First Inventory of Greenhouse Gasses Panama, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The districts of Chitré and Los Santos are working on the first inventory of greenhouse gases in the main development sectors in these areas of central Panama. Mexico Ranks First in Latin America on Impunity Index Mexico, August 29 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is currently topping the Global Impunity Index for Latin America with and was the fourth worst nation among 69 that were analyzed worldwide. Mexico Rejects Donald Trump's New Threats Mexico, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The different stances of the Mexican government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have expressed today that Mexico will defend its rights in the different international scenarios, in response to the US President Donald Trump´s new threats. Promotional Agenda of Panamanian Foreign Minister in South Korea Panama, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian foreign minister starts today visit to South Korea focusing on business promotion as main agenda, with logistic platform of that nation on top, informed here the Ministry of Foreign Relations (MIRE). Panamanian Teachers still on Strike Despite Government's Threats Panama, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Rural teachers in the east of Panama working under harsh conditions are still on their strike that began two months ago, while the Panamanian Education Ministry (MEDUCA) threatened them Saturday with administrative sanctions if the stoppage continues. Mexican Organization Demands Mexican Peasant Women Recognition Mexico, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican organization National Network for Rural Promoters and Advisors (RNPAR) is still demanding the Mexican government to recognize the contribution of Mexican peasant and indigenous women as food producers and environmental promoters. Human Rights Commission Urges More Safety for Journalists in Mexico Mexico, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has today demanded the highest authorities guarantee necessary conditions to journalists, in order to carry out their work without being attacked by criminals. Minister Demands Mexican MP to Pass Law on Forced Disappearances Mexico, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The head of Mexican Ministry of Interior Miguel Angel Osorio Chong demanded today to the Chamber of Deputies the approval of the draft of the Law on Forced Disappearances that have on their power. Conferences on Use of Open Data Continue in Costa Rica San Jose, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The cofounder and director of Govlab, Beth Simone Noveck, will give a lecture today on The Future of Open Data, as part of the events AbreLatam and ConDatos to debate the achievements and challenges of using public information. Barbados Overlooks Mishaps and Opens High Level Visit from Chile Fausto Triana, Special Envoy Chile and Honduras Sign Agreements and Increase Cooperation Tegucigalpa, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean and Honduran presidents presided over the signing of two agreements to increase bilateral cooperation regarding mining, environment and climate change. Droughts in CentAm Wornsen Food Insecurity and Migration Guatemala, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Long droughts in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are now worsening food insecurity and irregular migration in Central America, warns a regional study with the participation of agencies of the United Nations. Mexico: Trump Warning to Cancel NAFTA is Only a Strategy Mexico, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s warning that he may cancel the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), is a negotiation strategy, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray stated today. Costa Rica: Challenges of Using Public Information on Debate San Jose, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Some 500 representatives of governments, civil society, the academia and the technological sector from the American continent are meeting here from today until Friday to analyze the achievements and challenges of opening and using public information. Mexico: Tragic Results After Ten Years Fighting Drug Trafficking Mexico, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Ten years after the beginning of the war against drug trafficking in Mexico, results are tragic and alarming, said Erika Llanos, coordinator of Red Retoño to prevent organized crime. Over 3,000 Displaced Haitians Remain in Shelters Port-au-Prince, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 Haitians live today in displaced persons camps, built after the 2010 earthquake that caused more than 300,000 deaths, reported the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Severe Phone Interruption Affects Thousands of Mexicans Mexico, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of users of Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) are still affected today in their service of navigation and internet applications, hosted abroad, since the afternoon of this Monday. 12 People Killed in the Mexican State of Chihuahua Mexico, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) About 12 people have been murdered in the last 36 hours in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, where the facts are closely linked to organized crime, the Attorney General''s Office reported today. MORENA Goes After Presidential Elections in Mexico Mexico, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the National Renewal Movement (MORENA) Andres Lopez Obrador, has said today that he is striving for a change in Mexico''s 2018 presidential elections. Belize-National Evangelic Asso. Against Marijuana Legalization Belmopan, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina)The National Evangelic Association of Belize (NEAB) criticized today the draft bill project of the Belizean government to decriminalize the possession of cannabis or marijuana. Caribbean Health Authorities Monitor Conjunctivitis Outbreak Port-of-Spain, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) restated the warning on conjunctivitis, also known as Pink Red Eye, outbreaks that today affect several countries of the region. Guatemalan Hospital Returns to Normal After Gang Attack Guatemala, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Roosevelt hospital, in the Guatemalan capital, assaulted last week by armed gang members in order to rescue one of its imprisoned leaders and who was receiving medical attention, returned to normal today, confirmed its director Carlos Soto. Organized Crime Groups Displace Mountain Settlers in Mexico Mexico, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) People displaced by drug gangs from 15 communities located in the highlands of the municipality of Concordia, Sinaloa, Mexico, are estimated to be 1,200, according to the Commission for the Defense of Human Rights (CDDHS). Former Mexican President Accused of Taking Bribes from Odebrecht Mexico, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has accused former President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa of taking bribes from Odebrecht. Mass Graves Discovered in Lower California Mexico, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Over 75 places in the cities and communities of the coastal area of Lower California were used by organized crime to create clandestine mass graves, according to members of Unidos por los Desaparecidos movement. Mexico to Bring Those Involved in Odebrecht Bribes to Justice Mexico, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Attorney General''s Office of the Republic (PGR, in Spanish), Raul Cervantes, assured today that the full force of the law will be applied, without exceptions, if it is proved that Mexican officials received bribes from the Brazilian company Odebrecht. Mexican Soldiers Continue Seeking Remains in Mass Graves Mexico, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Mexican soldiers continued working today to identify bodies in several clandestine graves discovered in the rural regions of Zacatecas and Tijuana. Violence Against Journalists Grows in Mexico Mexico, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Violence against journalists in Mexico rose by 23 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year, as revealed today by the nongovernmental organization Article-19. Mexican Army Takes Control of Colima State Mexico, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) In view of increased homicides, assaults and clashes between gangs, members of the Mexican Army in coordination with the Ministry of Public Security and Police have raided today in the state of Colima. Cases of Viral Conjunctivitis Increasing in Panama Panama, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 25,000 cases of viral conjunctivitis were reported in Panama, a contagious disease that has increased in recent weeks and led health authorities to declare it as an outbreak. US Vice President Pence is Unwelcome in Panama Panama, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Popular outcries in various parts of this capital have been announced by the civil society organizations against US Vice President Michael Pence´s visit, who will be arriving tomorrow in Panama. Trump Forces NAFTA Renegotiation With Mexico From Bully Pulpit Mexico, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Because of its commercial dependence on the US, Mexico will not have any capacity to impose any terms on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) said Tuesday Arturo Huerta, an expert from the National Authonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). El Salvador Commemorates Birthday of Saint Romero of the Americas San Salvador, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) A mass at the Hospitalito de la Divina Providencia marks today the 100th birthday of the blessed Oscar Arnulfo Romero, who lived in the Carmelite congregation until his assassination in 1981. Mexico: Women Are More Competitive Than Men Mexico, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexican companies with women in managerial posts are more productive and competitive than others led by men, Vanessa Rubio, assistant secretary of Finance and Public Credit, says. The Majority of Mexican Youngsters Works in the Informal Sector Mexico, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Some 60 percent of 15 million youngsters in Mexico between 15 and 29 years of age today have a job in the informal sector, according to a report of National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). More than 28,000 Hondurans Deported until August Tegucigalpa, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) More than 28,000 Hondurans were deported through July, mostly by the immigration authorities of the United States and Mexico, official sources confirmed today. Costa Rican Volcanoes Poas and Turrialba Erupt Ashes San Jose, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican volcanoes Poas and Turrialba started their Wednesday morning with significant eruptions of ashes, gases and aerosol, said reports made by the Costa Rican National Seismologic and Volcanologic Observatory (OVSICON). UN Representative: More than 30,000 Missing in Mexico Mexico, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The representative of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mexico, Jan Jarab, confirmed that up to now 30,000 people have been reported missing in the country in recent years. WFTU Condemns Clampdown on Cane Workers Santo Domingo, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) has condemned today an anti-riot police clampdown on peaceful demonstration by the Union of Cane Workers (UTC) in Dominican Republic. Turkish Customs Officers Seize 123 Kilos of Cocaine on Cargo Ship Ankara, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkish customs officers have seized about 123 kg of cocaine aboard a Liberian-flagged cargo ship and arrested seven suspected drug traffickers at southern Mersin port, according to the Customs and Trade Ministry on Monday. Who would believe it ?: Mexico and the CIA against Venezuela Por Orlando Oramas LeónMexico, (Prensa Latina) The government of the president Enrique Peña Nieto starkly abandoned its traditional foreign policy doctrine Estrada after announcing its collaboration with the US government in its announced sanctions against Venezuela. Panama Dismantles 14 Human Trafficking Networks Panama, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The dismantling of 14 organizations dedicated to human trafficking this year has allowed to rescue about 150 victims in the country, the Ministry of Security (MINSEG) of Panama informed. Dominican Rep Informs About Return of 57,323 Illegal Haitians Santo Domingo, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the Dominican Specialized Border Security Corps (Cesfront), Sugar Puttzi, reported today about the return of nearly 57,323 Haitians in irregular situation, from January to date. Opposition MP Anticipates Puerto Rico Bigger Economic Collapse San Juan, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The reduction of the government''s working days, which is expected to be imposed by the Fiscal Supervision Board (JSF), will lead to a major collapse in the Puerto Rico''s economy, stated in advance the opposition deputy, Jesús Manuel Ortiz. Costa Rica Authorities Worry About Increase of Homicides San Jose, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The increase of homicide, specially the multiple one, worry the Costa Rican authorities today as 336 reported until past July predicted a new record in that negative rate in 2017. Nicaragua Prepares Municipal Elections With a Call to Preserve Peace Managua, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua is ready today for the municipal elections on November with a call to preserve peace and peaceful coexistence in dialogue, alliances and consensus in the country''s all communities. US Attorney Considers Extraditable Ricardo Martinelli Panama, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014) meets the requirements for extradition, according to the Miami Public Prosecutor''s Office, where he remains in detention, a local newspaper published today. High Rate of Insecurity Prevails in Mexico City Mexico, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Insecurity in Mexico City is becoming an issue that hinders the growth of businesses and threatens the quiet of families, said today the Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism (Canacope). Ortega Warns of Dangers of Drugtrafficking for Peoples Managua, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, warned today that drugtrafficking and organized crime are the greatest threat to sovereignty of peoples and stressed that eradication of those problems would allow for more security, stability and peace. Mexican Sinaloa Cartel Financial Operator Captured Mexico, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Mexican authorities announced they had captured today Nahum Abraham, aka El Quinceañero, main financial operator for Damaso Lopez Serrano, ex-boss of the Sinaloa cartel. Unbelievable! Mexico and the CIA vs. Venezuela Orlando Oramas León * CARICOM Develops Project for Energy Effficiency Georgetown, Jul 29 (PL) A team of experts from the member countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) are working to develop a code of construction of buildings with energy efficiency for the region, local media reported today. Mexico and USA to Conclude Meeting on Food and Agriculture Mexico, July 28 (Prensa Latina) When there is less than about 20 days to begin the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico and the United States will end today the second high-level meeting on food and agriculture in Merida, Yucatan. US Attorney General Travels to El Salvador Washington, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) US Attorney General c will travel to El Salvador today to tackle issues related to the fight against international criminal groups, said the Justice Department. One-Year Preventive Prison for Dominican Cocaine Traffickers Santo Domingo, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Assistance Court in Santo Domingo decided one yearn of preventive in prison for four individuals caught red handed with more than one ton of cocaine. UNAM to Hold First International University-Book Fair Mexico, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) will organize the first International University-Book Fair (FILUNI), which will be held on August 27, one of the organizers announced today. FMLN Promotes Constitutional Reform Against Corruption San Salvador, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) plans to deal a mortal blow to corruption, through a constitutional reform that eliminates the statute of limitations of that crime. Violence Returns to Panamanian City of Colon Panama, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) The non-pacted truce between criminals and the authorities in the Caribbean city of Colon, second in importance in Panama, seemed to end today, as public forces strengthened their control of the situation. Mexico: Former Municipal Mayor Sentenced for Beating Journalist Mexico, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Enrique Benjamin Solis, former mayor of the municipality of Silao, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, was sentenced to two years in prison for qualified injuries and threats to the reporter Karla Janeth Silva, of El Heraldo, the newspaper reported today. Guatemala Reports Hundreds of Violent Death Guatemala, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) In the first six months of the year nearly 2, 500 violent deaths occurred in Guatemala, according to a report by the so-called Mutual Support Group (GAM). Seven Caribbean Nations Suffer Accute Shortage of Water Bridgetown, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Seven Caribbean nations are among the 36 most affected by shortage of water and Barbados is among the 10 most serious cases, reported Caribbean News Service website on Friday. Ninth UN-CARICOM Meeting Concludes in New York United Nations, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The 9th meeting between the United Nations and the Community of Caribbean States (CARICOM) is concluding today after two days of talks on security, climate change, public health and sustainable development. Panamanian Party Demands Respect for National Sovereignty Panama, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) demanded that the Panamanian government have national sovereignty respected in the case of the extraterritorial sanctions taken by the United States on the newspapers La Estrella de Panama and El Siglo (GESE), it was reported today. New Anti-Corruption Tool Activated in Mexico Mexico, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Mexican federal justice authorities have activated today the so-called anti-corruption button, which seeks to inform about the spread of actions of that scourge, encourage the culture of legality and civic values among the population. Drug Busts Increases in Central Pacific of Costa Rica San Jose, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Central Pacific Public Force of Costa Rica have arrested 3,878 people during the first half of 2017, 2,002 of them were closely related to drug offenses, according to official data released today. US Federal Senate is Asked to Include Puerto Rico in Tax Reform San Juan, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Former Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila has said today that the current crisis in Puerto Rico requires a different economic relationship with the United States, and therefore it requested its inclusion in any US federal tax system reform. Legislative Limbo Before Guatemalan Presidential Step Guatemala, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales's step to decree a state of public calamity in view of the deplorable condition of the country's highways and roads is in a legislative limbo, as reported by local press. Tropical Storm Don Causes Flight Cancellations Saint John, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The airline Leeward Isles Air Transport (LIAT) announced today the cancellation of commercial flights in areas of possible affectations caused by Tropical Storm Don, published the website of the newspaper The Daily Observer. Drug Cartels Battles Spark Off Violence and Insecurity in Cancun Mexico, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Cancun, one of Mexico´s main tourist resorts, is currently experiencing unprecedented high-levels of violence and insecurity caused by battles between drug cartels. Consensus of Our America, Response to Imperial Offensive Managua, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Before the present geopolitical situation in Latin America and the Caribbean, social movements and leftwing parties of the region decided to respond with a programatic document as strujggle strategy in defense of unity. Panama: Large-scale Fire Destroys Free Zone Warehouses Panama, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The largest fire in recent years in Panama, occurred in the northern Free Zone of Colon (ZLC), was brought under control early today with no fatalities reported, although various warehouses were destroyed. Security Programs Hit Crime in El Salvador San Salvador, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran authorities confirmed Friday a reduction of the homicides, robberies and extortions in the last year, especially after the application of extraordinary security measures. Seven Thousand Stolen Mobile Phones Seized in Mexico Mexico, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of the Finance Ministry in Mexico City occupied seven stolen thousand cell phones during an operation in several commercial places of the historical center, said today the press. One Million Adolescents without Educational Coverage in Guatemala Guatemala, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) One million adolescents are without educational coverage at different levels of education in Guatemala, according to local educational research organizations. Nicaragua Readies to Host 23rd Sao Paulo Forum Meeting Managua, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua readies to host the 23rd Sao Paulo Forum Meeting, with the participation of at least 300 representatives of social movements and leftwing parties of Latin America and the Caribbean. Peasant Movement Blocks Up Roads in Guatemala Guatemala, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Farmers Development Committee (CODECA) have blocked up crucial roads in the nation, by calling for the resignation of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales from the nationalization of entities and prison for dirty officials. Evils Are Eroding the Mexican Society Mexico, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Among the evils that erode the Mexican society are involved the increase of homicides, extortion, kidnapping and business robbery, assured analysts of the Mexican Crime Gauche (SD). Guatemala is Close to Government Paralysis, Expert Says Guatemala, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala is in a scenario of government paralysis due to budgetary inactions, an expert from the Guatemalan Studies Center, Oswaldo Samayoa, said today. Caribbean with Highest Rate of Mortality in America St George, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean has the highest rate of mortality in America regarding non-communicable diseases (NCD), with more than 40 percent in people younger than 70 years old, said today local media. Haiti Wants to Improve Emergent Situation by 2030 Port au Prince, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations in Haiti and the Government signed a 2017-2021 Outline Agreement that will be the guideline to meet the sustainable development goals and reach 2030 in better conditions, the station Radio Metropole reported today. Nicaraguan Poverty Rate Rolls Back Managua, July 4 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua´s poverty and inequality rates have significantly rolled back during last year, as a result of continued economic growth and progress in several social indicators, the Central Bank (BCN) reported today. Development Priority for Caricom Summit Starting Today Saint George''s, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Contemporary regional topics, with emphasis on issues linked to development will be disujssed in Grenada during the 38th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) confirmed the Secretary General of the organization, Irwin LaRocque. More than 70,000 Homicides in Mexico since 2014 Mexico, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Mexican authorities have registered 70,122 malicious murders between 2014 and the first five months of this year, met today. Grenada Ready to Host CARICOM Summit Georgetown, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Heads of State and Government from the 15 member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will analyze, next week in this country, the main topical issues to the region, especially those regarding development. Unemployment Affects Science, Technology Specialists in Mexico Mexico, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 42 percent of professionals in science and technology in Mexico are unemployed, revealed today a report by the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt). Bahamas Reasserts Will to Strenghten Relations with Cuba Nassau, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of State (Foreign Minister) of the Bahamas, Darren Henfield, reasserted today its will to work to strengthen the diplomatic relations with Cuba. Buen Abad: End of the Cycle of the Left Wing, a Myth to Discourage Us Por Orlando Oramas León *Mexico (Prensa Latina) Fernando Buen Abad might hold many titles, although he prefers to be introduced as an academic. Mexican Population Grew More Than One Million Persons In One Year Mexico, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican population has grown one percent in one year, equivalent to 1,200,000 inhabitants, and reached 122,300,000 people by late 2016, it was reported today. Drug Use Among Mexican Adolescents Has Doubled Mexico, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The use of illegal drugs among adolescents has doubled in the last five years in Mexico, according to data from the National Survey of Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption (Encodat 2016) released today. Around 7,000 Costa Rican Teachers to Go on National Strike San Jose, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican High School Teachers'' Association (APSE) confirmed that around 7,000 members would participate today in the national protest, defending the rights of education workers. Mexico Investigates Millions Embezzlement Mexico, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General''s Office (PGR) is investigating a millionaire embezzlement against Eduardo Luque, former director general of the Center of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation of the State of Mexico. Law against Torture insufficient; Mexico Confirms Mexico, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) said that having a general law to prevent, investigate and punish torture is a breakthrough, but it is insufficient today. Barbados-Attorney General Worried by Messages Media Sends To Children Bridgetown,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite today warned that the responsibility for parenting this country''s youth could not be left to the mass media. Salvadorian Deputy Denounces US Congressmen Plot Against FMLN San Salvador, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran deputy Blandino Nerio denounced today the recurrent plot of US congressmen to affect the electoral processes of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). Veracruz Police Chief Assassinated Mexico, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Camilo Juan Castagne, the coordinator of the Federal Police in the Mexican state of Veracruz, was assassinated in a shooting in which two other police officers were killed, government authorities reported on Sunday. Mexican Indigenous People Demand Respect for Ancestral Territories Mexico, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Nayeri and Wixarikacados indigenous people, who have lived for centuries in the Mexican state of Nayarit, are demanding respect for their ancestral territories, which have been invaded by the builders of a dam. Human Rights Commission Calls for Investigation into Espionage Mexico, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has called for a prompt, objective and impartial investigation into the alleged political espionage acts. Cartel Operates inside Emblematic Mexican University Mexico, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM) demanded an in-depth investigation of the existence of the Tlahuac Cartel cell devoted to drug sale in the study house of this capital. Empty Chairs Under the Rain, the Symbols of Injustice in Guatemala Por Isabel Soto MayedoGuatemala, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) A square full of empty chairs under the rain became a symbol of injustice on the National Day against Forced Abductions in Guatemala, the Latin American country that has been most affected by that State crime. Number of Missing People in Mexico Rises for Government Omission Mexico, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The increased number of missing people, from 3,000 in 2011 to 30,000 today, in Mexico is due to omissions by the State, Ariel Dulitzky, former rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances said. FBI Arrests Former Puerto Rican Minister Involved in Fraud San Juan, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) arrested today former Puerto Rican minister of Export, Ramon Orta, involved in a scheme of corruption linked to the Federal Education Department. 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. 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. Jamaican Former PM Says OAS Chief Almagro Should be Fired Kingston, June 19 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, should be fired, according to the Jamaican former Prime Minister, Bruce Golding. US Policy against Cuba will Fail, Says Ralph Gonsalves Havana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves said today that the policy of the United States against Cuba has failed for more than 50 years and will continue to fail again. 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. 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. Mexican Navy's Huasteco Vessel Docks in Cuba Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The ARM Huasteco ship of the Mexican Navy docked today in the port of this capital as part of a 20-day cruise that will also take it to the Dominican Republic and Colombia. 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. Globalization Diversifies Criminal Actions, Jamaican Minister Says Kingston, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Globalization has diversified the range of actions of the international crime, Jamaican Security Minister Robert Montague said today. Mexican Gov't Is Urged to Protect Journalists Mexico, June 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) reportedly urged today the federal government, state and municipal authorities to review the policy of protection for media professionals. Conference in the US on Prosperity and Security in Central America Washington, June 15 (Prensa Latina) The Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America opens two days of debates in the US city of Miami, Florida, to outline strategies for development in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. El Salvador Pays tribute to Che Guevara San Salvador, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran social and solidarity movements with Cuba have made a pilgrimage to the town of Chalchuapa in order to pay tribute to the Cuban-Argentinean revolutionary Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara´s birth. Panama-China Relations, a Pragmatic Decision Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The surprise caused by the establishment of diplomatic relations between Panama and China was perhaps due to the fact that it is a decision by the current Panamanian government, with more support and almost no negative criticisms. Nicaragua Opts for New Irrigation System, Given Climate Change Managua, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Given the difficulties caused by the climate change, farmers from the Nicaraguan province of Rivas use the trickle irrigation system, through which they expect to diversify the production of the growing. Jamaican Opposition Urges National Thrust to Craft Solutions to Crime Kingston,Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has urged the Jamaican Government to lead a national effort in developing an effective plan to stop the criminal violence in Jamaica. 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. AVN President Congratulates Prensa Latina in 58th anniversary Caracas, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina (PL) is a heroic effort, since its inception it has successfully carried out a vision of serving the truth, from the perspective of those who aspire for a better world, said here Freddy Fernandez, president of the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN). Three out of 10 Costa Rican Minors Work in Agriculture and Fisheries San Jose, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Three out of 10 minors are currently working in agriculture and fisheries in Costa Rica, as reported by the 2016 Child and Adolescent Work Module, submitted by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC). Puerto Rico: Fight will Continue, Say Students as University Opens San Juan, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The student movement said that the fight for public education will continue as the campus of Rio Piedras of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) was opened again, following a 71-day strike. More Officials Arrested for Fire in Guatemalan Orphanage Guatemala, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Three other officials were arrested today in Guatemala for their connection to the fire at the state-run home for minors Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción, which killed 41 girls, the Public Ministry reported. Consternation in Nicaragua for Miguel D'Escoto's Death Managua, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua remains today consternated for the death of priest and former diplomat Miguel D''Escoto, whose funeral and solemn tribute will be held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Salvadoran Govt. to Protect Emigrants Threatened in USA San Salvador, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The government of El Salvador ratified today that it will support the 190,000 compatriots who emigrated to the United States and could lose the benefits of the Temporary Protection Status (TPS). PRI Lost Almost Half of the Votes in Comparison to 2011 Elections Mexico, June 7 (Prensa Latina) Governor elections in the State of Mexico, Coahuila and Nayarit meant a decrease in the number of votes obtained by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), according to results at hand today. 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. Mexico Asks Panama to Extradite Former Mexican Governor Panama, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian Attorney General's Office has confirmed today the request for extradition of former governor of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge, detained at the National Directorate of Investigation. Hearing for Corruption Case in Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, June 6 (Prensa Latina) A hearing has began today in Dominican Republic to know the request for coercive measures of 18-month pre-trial custody against the 14 people involved in bribery paid by the Odebrecht Brazilian company. IRP Leads Electoral Votes in Mexico Mexico, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), which made its debut in three of four state elections on June 4 in Mexico, was the second most voted and very close to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (IRP). PRI Wins, But Is Declining in the State of Mexico Mexico, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Everything indicates today that the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) will continue to govern the strategic state of Mexico, but it is also unquestionable that it is declining in terms of popularity and strength in that state. Over 50 Independent Candidates for Elections in Honduras Tegucigalpa, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Honduras have received at least 57 independent candidates heading for general elections on November 26, according to official sources. China Recognizes Government of Mexican Capital for Its Care To Pandas Mexico, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities have acknowledged the government of Mexico City for the care of panda bears, particularly in the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest) Zoo in this capital, it was reported today. 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. 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. More than 32,000 People Disappeared in Mexico Mexico, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) In Mexico 32,218 people are missing, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of the Interior released today. Honduras Signs Agreement on Atomic Energy Tegucigalpa, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Honduran government and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have signed an agreement on fostering technical cooperation in several areas of common interest. 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. Rains Hit Dominican Republic Once Again Santo Domingo, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains in recent days have again put 16 Dominican provinces on alert today which due to the previous rainfall the reservoirs are full, the rivers are flooded and soils have a high humidity. Lopez Obrador Calls for Citizen Support vs. Vote Buying in Mexico Mexico, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), Manuel Lopez Obrador, has requested citizen support to defend vote during the June 4th elections in several Mexican states, particularly Mexico. Panama to Regulate Stay of Tourists from Three Nationalities Panama, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The enactment of an Executive Decree today will limit the stay of tourists from Venezuela, Colombia, and Nicaragua to three months, half the usual time allowed, Alvaro Alemán, Minister of the Presidency, confirmed. Morena Officially Denounces Irregularities in Mexican Elections Mexico, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The party Movimiento de Regeneracion Nacional (Morena) has denounced to electoral authorities the alleged involvement of the federal Government in supporting ruling candidate for the June 4th elections in the state of Mexico. Drug Cartels Fight for Control of Reynosa,Mexico Mexico, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican city of Reynosa in the border with the US is becoming now a battle field by organized crime members, with at leats 36 homicides last month. Former General Manuel Antonio Noriega Dies in Panama Panama, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Former General Manuel Antonio Noriega has died today at the Santo Tomas Hospital in this capital, after a brain surgery, whose recovery process failed to survive after several weeks of seriousness, medical sources confirmed. Dominican Attorney General Seeks Prison to 14 Officials Santo Domingo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Attorney General, Jean Alain Rodriguez, has demanded 18 months in pre-trial custody to 14 officials, ex-officials and lawmakers arrested today for alleged links to Odebrecht bribe probe. Honduran President Orders an Investigation into Stadium Stampede Tegucigalpa, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has today ordered the authorities to conduct an in-depth investigation into a stampede, which caused four deaths and several injured, at the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa. Support of Cuba to Education in Antigua and Barbuda Thanked Saint John, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barrbuda, was grateful to Cuba for its strong support to the educative agenda of this eastern Caribbean nation. 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. 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. Attacks on Journalists in Mexico Come from Local Officials Mexico, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The Advisory Council of the Mechanism for the Protection of Journalists and Human Rights Defenders in Mexico warned on Sunday that many of the attacks on communicators and human rights defenders come from local and state officials. MORENA Strengthens After LP Candidates Declines in Mexican Elections Mexico, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The aspirations of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) have today strengthened following the declines of Labor Party (PT) candidates in the states of Mexico and Coahuila. 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. López Obrador Denounces Fraud for June Elections Mexico, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican federal government and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) are using public funds in a fraudulent electoral operation in the state of Mexico, an opposition leader denounced today. 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. Cuba and Antigua and Barbuda Hold Migration Talks Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and Antigua and Barbuda develop today and tomorrow, in this capital, the Third Bilateral Round of Migration Talks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. Future Cardinal Revives Salvadoran Faith in Romero's Canonization By Charly Morales Valido Over 1,000 Organized Crime Attacks Against Mexican Army Mexico, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Army reportedly suffered 1,038 attacks by organized crime from December 2012 to February 21 this year. ECLAC Highlights Sustainable Development in Cuba Port Spain, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The capacity and strength reached by Cuba to promote sustainable development, was recently highlighted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), said a diplomatic source here Monday. 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. First Salvadoran Cardinal Dedicates His Naming to Monsignor Romero San Salvador, May 22 (Prensa Latina) When Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chávez was told that Pope Francisco would name him Cardinal, above Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar himself, he thought it was too early to be joking. Uncontrollable Violence in Mexico, says Mexican Archdiocese Mexico, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Violence in Mexico is uncontrollable today, according to the weekly From the Faith of the Mexican Archdiocese in an editorial. Oscar López Rivera: the Struggle for Puerto Rico's Freedom Continues Por Nestor Rosa-MarbrellSan Juan, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Oscar López Rivera, who was released on May 17 after 36 years of imprisonment in the United States for his struggle for Puerto Rico''s independence, has become a symbol of inspiration for new generations of Puerto Ricans. Jamaica to Prioritize Restoration of Access to Flooded Communities Kingston, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The government of Jamaica will prioritize the restoration of the access to the communities most affected by the floods reported in this country, as part of the recovery efforts, The Observer informed today. Mexico Without Funds to Protect Journalists Mexico, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government did not allocate funds this year to the Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, who have been victims of several crimes in 2017, it was reported today. Assassination of Another Mexican Journalist Reported Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Hector Jonathan Rodriguez, a 26-year-old reporter for El Costeño weelky magazine in Autlan de Navarro, in the state of Jalisco, was shot dead, his father Hector Rodriguiez, director of the publication, confirmed today. Peña Nieto Announces Measures to Protect Journalists and Activists Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Wednesday measures to protect journalists and human rights defenders in the nation, after the number of murdered journalists, increased to 6 this year. Cybercrimes Cause Million-Dollar Losses in Mexico Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cybercrimes are currently costing Mexico about $4 billions a year, despite the government presented the National Digital Strategy, it was reported today. Puerto Rican Independence Fighter Oscar Lopez Thanks Cuba Support Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican independence leader Oscar López Rivera thanked Cuba and his people for all the support given to the campaign for their freedom, definitively achieved today. Mexico Condemns Impunity of Crimes Against Journalists Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The vast majority of crimes against journalists in Mexico remain unpunished, La Jornada reported today. Oscar López Rivera Thanks the Efforts of the Puerto Rican People San Juan, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Independence leader Oscar López Rivera thanked the Puerto Rican people for all their efforts to gain his freedom, which he enjoys since this morning after 36 years in prison. Nicaraguan Minister Travels to Spain to Boost Trade Managua, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan minister of Industry and Trade, Orlando Solorzano, is traveling to Spain today in order to boost investments and commercial exchange between the two nations, announced Vice President of the Republic, Rosario Murillo. Jamaica Allocates Million Funds to Areas Affected by the Rain Kingston, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican authorities will allocate US $ 175 million of this country (US $ 1. 360 000) for the recovery of the areas affected by the rains in recent weeks, official sources reported today. Pension Reduction to Affect 18,000 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. More than a Hundred Journalists Murdered in Mexico Mexico, May 16 (Prensa Latina) From 2000 up to date 126 journalists have been murdered in Mexico, according to an update of the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH). Mexico is the Most Affected in Latin America by Cyber Attack Mexico, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is the most affected country in Latin America and the fifth globally, after Russia, Ukraine, China and India by the worldwide cyberattack, said an expert. 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. Women Activists Are Victims of Crimes in Mexico Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 44 women journalists or activists from civil organizations have been killed in Mexico since 2010, according to reports. Barbados to Host Caricom Foreign Ministers Meeting Bridgetown, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will meet here at the meeting of the Caribbean Foreign and Community Relations Council on May 18 and 19, said local newspaper Nation News Thursday. Thousands in Salvador for Dismissal of Judges that Favor Right-Wing San Salvador, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Salvadorans asked today the dismissal of four judges from the Constitutional Chamber, who increased their attacks on all social initiatives promoted by President Salvador Sanchez Ceren. Mexico: Activist for Disappeared People Murdered Mexico, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Miriam Elizabeth Rodriguez, an activist for the cause of thousands of Disappeared people in Mexico, was murdered by an armed group in Tamaulipas (north) as reported here Thursday. 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. El Salvador Celebrates Mothers Day Despite Political Turbulence San Salvador, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorans will try to celebrate the Mothers Day in the middle of the political chaos created by a constitutional prohibition that is trying to destabilize the government. OAS General Assembly Changes Venue in Mexico due to 'Logistics' Mexico, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), to be held from June 19th to 21st, will be hosted by Cancun city due to ''logistics'', said sources here today. Guyanese Health Minister Confirms Robbery of Dangerous Drug Georgetown, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The theft of dangerous drugs sensitive to human health was confirmed today in Parliament by the Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence. Dominican Economic Growth without Favoring People Deplored Santo Domingo, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The data on economic growth reported yesterday by the Dominican Republic''s Central Bank (BC) were questioned today by the Committee for the Defense of Neighborhood Rights (COPADEBA). Three Cubans and a Costa Rican Arrested for Alleged Human Smuggling San José, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Agents of the Professional Migration Police (PPM) of Costa Rica arrested four individuals today, three of them of Cuban origin, for the alleged crime of smuggling people. 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. Mexico Appoints Attorney to Investigate Crimes Against Journalists Mexico, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General Raúl Cervantes has appointed Ricardo Sánchez as the new head of the Special Prosecutor''s Office for Crimes Against Freedom of Expression, notified the institution today. Mexico, Second Position in Violent Deaths among Not-at-War Countries Mexico, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is the second country in the world, where violence takes the largest number of human lives, according to a report published today by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), said media outlets in this capital. Puerto Rican Students Strike Against Court Order San Juan, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Some student leaders have stated that they will not abide by the Court of Appeal''s determination to end the 40-day strike this week at the University of Puerto Rico''s (UPR) Rio Piedras campus. 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. First May Rains wreak havoc in Nicaragua Managua, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The first major downpour on the Nicaraguan capital damage some neighborhoods and communities, before which the authorities activated the contingency plans and assess the situation on the ground. Jamaica Police Seizes More Than 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana Kingston, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican police seized more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana during two anti-drug operations on beaches in Hellsshire in the southern parish of Saint Catherine, The Observer newspaper reported today. 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. Drug Trafficker Linked to International Networks Captured in Mexico Mexico, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Agents of the Federal Police''s Anti-Drug Division have reportedly detained Luis Enrique Verdugo, also known as El Güero, a Sinaloa cartel liaison with Colombian groups for the transfer of cocaine to Mexico and the United States. Nicaragua's 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. 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. Corruption, Main Scourge in Costa Rica following Security San Jose, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Corruption is currently the second most important problem for Costa Rican population, said the National Survey of Assessment of Corruption 2017, carried out by the Comptroller General Office. Honduran Congress Disregards Legalization of Abortion Tegucigalpa, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Congress of Honduras disregarded to include the depenalization of abortion among the modifications proposed to change the National Penal Code, official sources confirmed Thursday. 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. Book on Fidel Castro Presented in Mexico Mexico, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The book Fidel: El hombre que se atrevió a vencer (Fidel: The Man Who Dared to Win), by the Mexican writer Pablo Moctezuma, was reportedly presented today at Azcapotzalco International Book Fair, the city''s delegation. Cuban Fencers Win Five Medals in Puerto Rico San Juan, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba won two gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the Central American Fencing Championship, currently developing in Puerto Rico, a classification for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla. More New Clandestine Graves Discovered in Morelia,Mexico Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Three clandestine graves with the same number of bodies were found in a dairy in Morelia, Michoacán (west of here), reported the state Attorney General''s Office (PGJE) today. Deep Crisis of Violence in Mexico, Warning Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 40 percent of Mexican statwes suffer today a ''deep crisis of violence'' and lack effective policies to combat crime, according to Francisco Rivas, sdirector of the National Citizen Observatory. Bolivia Promotes Regional Integration against Foreign Interference San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni called today for strengthening Latin American and Caribbean integration to prevent external actors from fomenting confrontation and violence in Venezuela. Foreign Minister Denounces Opposition Calls to Rebellion in Venezuela San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned today the opposition calls to rebellion in Venezuela, although she hoped that the people will exercise their constitutional power to defeat interventionism. Cuban Foreign Minister Highlights CELAC Sovereignty San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted today the atmosphere of constructive debate, with which the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) tackles the violent attacks against democracy in Venezuela. Cosco Development Biggest Ship on the Panama Canal Panama, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Megaship Cosco Development turned Tuesday into the biggest ship on size and capacity, navigating through the Panama Canal. First Uruguayan Military Group Returns from Haiti Montevideo, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The first contingent made up of 61 military of the Uruguayan Army deployed in Haiti as part of the UN Stabilization Mission returned to the country, reported the local media. Criminal Gang Leader Arrested in Mexico Mexico, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Agents of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) have detained Justino Gonzalez, ''El Justo'', in the state of Morelos, who was involved in drug trafficking into the United States. Lopez Obrador: Trump Installs Xenophobia, Racism at the White House Mexico, May 2 (Prensa Latina) In the government of Donald Trump xenophobia and racism were established as a government policy, expressed Mexican presidential candidate Manuel López Obrador in an article published in The Washington Post, which was published here today. Mexico's Armed Clash Kills Eight People Mexico, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Navy forces (SEMAR) have repelled the attack of an armed group that killed eight people, including one marine, it was reported today. El Salvador Hosts Emergency Meeting of CELAC FMs San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will discuss possible solutions to the situation in Venezuela, during an emergency meeting convened by the Bolivarian Government. Childhood is at Risk in Mexico Mexico, May 1(Prensa Latina) More than 21 million Mexican children live in poverty, 4.6 million of whom are in extreme poverty, revealed La Jornada newspaper in an editorial. Pilots Strike would Paralyze Panamanian COPA Airline Panama, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) In an unprecedented event in Panama''s COPA Airlines, its pilots threatened today to strike to pressure the company to deliver a wage increase, union sources said. 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. Costa Rican Geriatricians to Reveal Secrets of Nicoyan Longevity San José, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Doctors of the National Geriatric Hospital will research as of May, the secrets of longevity of the dwellers of the Nicoya península, in Costa Rican northwest and other zones of this country. More than 8,000 Murders in Jamaica Since 2010 Kingston, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica''s National Security Minister Robert Montague reported that there were more than 8,400 murders in this Caribbean nation from 2010 to 2016, the Observer newspaper reported today. Guatemala Hosts 26th Ibero-American Summit Guatemala, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The 26th Ibero-American Summit will be opened today in Guatemala, a country that will welcome the participants in the meeting scheduled for 2018 whose central issue is education, migration and youth. Mexican Police Officers Confront Demonstrators with Tear Gas Mexico, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Federal police officers threw two tear gas bombs to relatives of the 43 missing school-teacher students, who wanted to make a meeting in front of the Interior Ministry headquarters in this capital. Puerto Ricans Call to Strike after Economic Cuts San Juan, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican social forces exhorted today to a general strike on May 1, International Workers'' Day, faced with the fiscal measures and cuts imposed by the Financial Oversight and Management Board (JSF). Mexico Receives WTO Support and will Retaliate against USA Mexico, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded that the U.S. Government affected Mexican tuna producers with the U.S. Dolphin-Safe Canned Tuna Labels. Caribbean Countries to Improve Anti-Corruption Struggle Kingston, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) are meeting today until Friday, April 28th, to improve working methods and continue facilitating dialogue among the states. End of Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Asked in Mexico Mexico, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) Luis Raul Gonzalez reiterated the call to Mexican federal and state authorities for fighting against impunity, given the attacks and killings to which journalists are subject. Violence Causes New Victims in Mexican Guerrero State Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An armed group of at least 60 men with military outfit arrived in a mountain village in the state of Guerrero, where they executed four men and sowed panic, according to reports today. 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. Several Thousands Indigenous Mexicans Await Sentences in Prisons Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Several thousand indigenous Mexicans have spent years in prison awaiting sentence, it was reported today. Honduran Police Seizes More than 500 Kilograms of Drug Tegucigalpa, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Honduran police seized more than 500 kilograms of drug in recent hours, authorities reported today. ALBA Petroleum Reaches Out to Salvadoran Fishing Cooperatives San Salvador, April 22 (Prensa Latina) Fuel sales are much more than a business for ALBA Petroleum, the Salvadoran market leader in social outreach. This present alliance with fishing cooperatives is currently marking a new landmark. Javier Duarte and the Freedom to Choose Prison in Guatemala Por Isabel Soto MayedoGuatemala, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The former governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, chose to remain in a military prison in Guatemala until the formal extradition request from the Enrique Peña Nieto government is received. Purchasing Power Loss in Mexico Denounced Mexico, April 19 (Prensa Latina) During the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Administration, those local minimum-wage workers lost 11.11 percent of purchasing power, according to the report. Mexico to TurnTrash into Energy to Light Up Metro Mexico, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City''s Thermovalorization plant will reportedly use garbage as fuel to illuminate the subway of this capital. San Kitts Government Condemns Violence Against Women Basseterre, Apr 19 (prensa Latina) Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris reportedly condemned a recent attack on two women in which one was killed. Guatemala Opens Regional Military Exercises with USA Guatemala, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Military Deputy Commander of U.S. Southern Command, Lieutenant General of the Army (LTG) Joseph P. DiSalvo, will open today in Guatemala the regional military exercises called Humanitarian Allied Forces (FAHUM), in which several countries are participating. Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown Now World's Oldest Human Kingston, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The 10 oldest persons in the planet are all women, with Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown being the world''s oldest human since yesterday after the passing of Italian Emma Morano, who was born on November 29, 1899. 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. 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. Pope Francis Calls for Divine Support for Good Seekers in Lat Am Rome, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has called today on the divine power to support those striving to guarantee the common good in Latin America, sometimes marked by political and social tensions that, in some cases, lead to violence, he said. Mexican Authorities Investigate Journalist's Assassination Mexico, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General''s Office and the Special Attorney''s Office on Crimes against the Freedom of Speech are investigating the assassination of journalist Maximino Rodriguez in Baja California Sur on Friday. 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. UN Decides to End Blue Helmets Mission in Haiti United Nations, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council decided unanimously Thursday to end the Mission of Stabilization in Haiti (Minustah) in October, to give birth and space to a new kind of relation between Port-au-Prince and the UN. 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. Funds for Journalists Security in Mexico About to End Mexico, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Funds available for the protection of journalists in Mexico are about to be exhausted, despite increased attacks on journalists, human rights defenders warned today. Nicaragua Ratifies in ALBA Solidarity with Venezuela Managua, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan Government has ratified its solidarity with Venezuela and rejected the hostility the Nicolas Maduro administration is undergoing by internal right-wing and foreign forces. More than 450,000 Migrants Cross Mexican Territory Annually Mexico, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Every year more than 450 thousand people, mainly Central Americans, annually cross the Mexican territory to the United States, it transcended here today. Guatemala: OAS in Trouble for Fighting Venezuela By Isabel Soto Mayedo American Sports Council Assembly Highlighted By Rolando de la RiberaSanto Domingo, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Ordinary Assembly of the American Council of Sports (CADE, in Spanish), which discussed key issues for the development of sports in the region, was highlighted as very important for all the countries of the Americas. Over 800 Clandestine Graves Found in Mexico Mexico, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR) has since 2007 to 2016, filed official reports of 855 clandestine graves from where one thousand 548 corpses were exhumed, it was known today. Actors,Intellectuals 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. Nicaragua, Russia Open Satellite Monitoring Station Managua, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua and Russia have opened in Managua a station of the Glonass satellite global monitoring system that will be available for other Central American countries. 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. CARICOM Mission will Observe General Elections in The Bahamas Nassau, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) A mission of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will closely monitor the development of the general elections in the Bahamas, scheduled for May, Caribbean News Service reported today. U.S. Invasion of Panama Was Aimed at Controlling the Canal Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Revelations from a secret U.S. document confirm that the true objective of Washington''s military invasion of Panama in 1989 was to abolish the Canal Treaties, and that the capture of Manuel Noriega was just an excuse. Nicaragua's 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. 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. Panama: Record Seizure of Drugs in 2017 Panama, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A boat with drugs, that ran aground close to a beach called Juan Hombron at the Gulf of Panama, was captured and reported Monday with more than 12.5 tons of drugs, considered an unprecedented seizure. 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. 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. Peña Nieto to Attend Summit of Tuxtla Mechanism in Costa Rica Mexico, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will travel to Costa Rica to participate in the 16th Summit of the Mechanism of Dialogue and Agreement Tuxtla 2017, said sources today. Mexican Army Strengthens its Presence in Sonora Mexico, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Army troops are deployed today in Sonora to fight organized crime along the border of the states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua with the United States. 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. Photos of alleged Murderer of La Jornada Journalist Made Public Mexico, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General''s Office (FGE) of Chihuahua leaked to the media photographs of the probable hired assassin who killed La Jornada correspondent Miroslava Breach, whose death continues to arouse today expressions of condemnation. Costa Rica Assumes Challenge of Reaching Antinuke Accord San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez asserted today that his country would assume with great responsibility its designation to preside over, starting today, the United Nations Conference for the negotiation of an agreement that prohibits nuclear weapons. Mexican Agrcultural Workers Denounce Exploitation Mexico, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Workers from San Quintin, Mexico, are carrying out an emblematic struggle for their labour and social rights, and denounced the bad working conditions and exploitation they are submitted to. Left-wing Urged to Resume Offensive in Latin America Mexico, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Unity, integration and links with the popular sectors are paramount today for leftist and progressive forces in confronting the right-wing counter-offensive in Latin America. Mexico to Review Protection to Journalists against Crimes Mexico, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretariat of Government (SEGOB) will review the mechanisms to protect journalists and human rights activists against crimes such as the murder of La Jornada reporter, Miroslava Breach, it was reported today. Journalists Condemns Murder of Reporter Miroslava Breach Mexico, March 24 (Prensa Latina) Journalists and representatives of several local sectors condemned the murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, shot dead in front of her son by presumed hired assassins. At Least 2,600 Persons Are Missing in Veracruz, Mexico Mexico, March 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 people are missing in the Mexican state of Veracruz, although the figure is expected to increase, state prosecutor, Jorge Winclker, said following macabre discoveries in clandestine graves in that territory. More than 500 Companies to Panama Trade Fair Panama, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 500 companies in technology, services, food, beverages, agrobusiness and textiles, among others, are participating at the 35th Expocomer 2017 Trade Fair that opened today in Panama City. Mexico: One of the Leaders of Cartel of Juarez Dead Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) One of the leaders of drug trafficking group La Linea, one of the arms of the famous Cartel of Juarez, died Tuesday, in a meeting at the municipality of Cuauhtémoc, Mexican state of Chihuahua, reported the Mexican Prosecutor Office here. 'Faces of Haiti' Arrive in Chinese Capital By Damy Vales Ocean Dead Zones Threaten Global Marine Reefs Panama, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Dead zones of the oceans, with low concentration of oxygen, are the main threat of marine fauna including corals, a study by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) revealed today. 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. 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). Hoteles Mision Plans Expansion in Cuba By Jorge Petinaud Martinez, Special Correspondent Mexico Foresees New Asia-Pacific Trade Opportunities Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Mexico said today to expect new trade opportunities for the Asia-Pacific countries, in the first day of a top-level meeting in this city. Panama Orders Immigration and Enforces Law Panama, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The recent signing of a memorandum of understanding with Cuba to specify the deportations of its nationals and the decision to strictly make foreigners to comply with Panama''s immigration law are now a political turn of Panama. Pressure on Justice for Fire Victims Increases in Guatemala Guatemala, March 14 (Prensa Latina) International pressure on justice for girls victims of the fire in the state-run home Virgen de la Asunción is growing today, while protests demanding President Jimmy Morales''s resignation continue in Guatemala. 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. UN Expert Talks of Progress in Haiti, But Much Remains to Be Done Yet United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti, Gustavo Gallón, pointed out today that there is significant progress in the Caribbean country, but much remains to be done in socio- economic and politics. Primary Results Confirm Electoral Trend in Honduras Tegucigalpa, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The first official results of the primaries held in Honduras today show the electoral trend that would happen in the general elections of November, once the presidential candidates of the main political parties are defined. Panamanian People Outraged at Corruption in Parliament Panama, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian society is outraged at the alleged corruption network in the Parliament, veiled in donations to needy people, according to a journalistic investigation by the newspaper La Prensa. Pope Francis Expresses Solidarity with the People of Guatemala Rome, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today expressed solidarity with the people of Guatemala, affected by the tragedy resulting of the fire at the state shelter Virgen de la Asunción, with dozens of girls dead and wounded. Honduras Holds Primary Elections Tegucigalpa, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) About 5.8 million Hondurans are called to vote today in the primary elections held by the country''s three main political parties, with a view to the general elections next November. Mexican Politician File Demand to Regain Territories Annexed by USA Mexico, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Former Mexican presidential candidate Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and lawyer Guillermo Hadman filed a demand that seeks to annul the agreement by which Mexico was forced to give up more than 50 percent of its national territory to the United States. People of Guatemala Raise their Voice Due to Death of Girls Guatemala, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The people of Guatemala have raised their voices against President Jimmy Morales, now for the deaths of 34 girls in a fire at the state-run Virgen de la Asunción care center, and demanded his resignation. Caribbean Ministers Hold Meeting in Havana Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Meeting of the Caribbean Council of Ministers opens here this Friday to look into ways to strengthen the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and review key regional issues. Controversy in the PRD Due to Support to López Obrador's Candidacy Mexico, March 9 (Prensa Latina) The Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) could support the presidential candidacy of Manuel López Obrador, of the National Regeneration Movement, but the decision is controversial in that group. Mass Protests in Guatemala Against Jimmy Morales Government Guatemala, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Several thousands of people are joined here today a protest against the Government of Jimmy Morales. Honduras Becomes a Bridge in Migratory Route to the US Tegucigalpa, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 2,000 people from 24 nationalities entred Honduras illegally this year, as part of their migration to reach the United States, official sources said here Monday. Caribbean Meeting Amid International Expectations Havana, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Expecting the international impact of the unpredictable policies by the new U.S. government, the members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are tuning up the stances that they will debate here at the 12th Meeting of their Ministerial Council on March 8. Nicaraguan President Highlights Chavez's Legacy in Latin America Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Sunday highlighted the impact of the revolutionary work of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Latin America, on the 4th anniversary of his death. Panama Faces New Migratory Dispute on West Border Panama, March 4 (Prensa Latina) Panama is facing a new migratory conflict today, which prevents the re-entry to the country of 89 foreigners along the border with Costa Rica, who fail to meet the established requirements, the National Migration Service (SNM) reported. 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. 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. Panamanian Farmers Give away Tomatoes to Protest about Imports Panama, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Growers of tomatoes in the western province of Chiriqui started an unprecedented protest and gave away their products, as a response to the policies implemented by the Panamanian Government. Honduras Requests Investigation into Activist Berta Caceres' Murder Tegucigalpa, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) has called on Honduran authorities today to continue the investigation and prosecution of the assassination of environmentalist leader Berta Caceres until the capture of the intellectual authors. 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 Airline to Connect Southern China with Mexico Beijing, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) China Southern Airlines announced today the opening of a route between the southern city of Guangzhou and Mexico City. SINAC Recalls Banning Access to Arenal and Chato Volcanoes San Jose, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) of Costa Rica recalled that the access to the Arenal and Chato volcanoes´ active cinder cone is still banned. Guatemala Second in illiteracy Rate in Latin America Guatemala, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala is the second country in Latin America, after Brazil, with the highest illiteracy rate: 12 percent points, noted reports from the National Literacy Committee (Conalfa). 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). Remittances Benefit Mexico in 2016, with High Rate of Bank Transfers Mexico, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican people made bank transfers abroad valued at $24.4 billion USD in 2016, an amount that represents 90.6 of the remittances sent to the country in that year, said national finances sources. Honduras to Conduct Primary Election Trial Tegucigalpa, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Honduras is carrying out a test of the primary elections to take place next March 12, official sources informed. Nicaragua Deepens Research on Earthquakes Managua, Feb 24 (PL) The authorities of Nicaragua intended to deepen research on earthquakes, based on a comparative study on the incidence of these phenomena in recent years, official sources reported. Mexican Negotiation with USA will be a Long Process Mexico, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The dialogue between Mexico and Donald Trump administration will be a long and not easy process, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said during a press conference with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Right to Abortion in El Salvador Opens Controversy San Salvador, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Abortion in El Salvador - where it is absolutely forbidden - triggers intense debates today among the most diverse sectors about its approval or not. Mexico: Dialogue with Trump Officials without Impositions, Videgaray Mexico, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government will not accept provisions that one government unilaterally wants to impose on the other, said Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray before meeting here today with top US officials. Unemployment Insurance Offered to Mexicans Deported by USA Mexico, Feb 23 (Prensa latina) The Secretariat of Labor and Promotion of Employment (STFE) of Mexico said that 357 people deported by the United States joined the program Unemployment Insurance from last December up to date. Prevention as a Key to Avoid Natural Disasters Panama, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) After the fright lived Monday, as the consequence of a quake of 5 degrees in the RICHTER scale, the analyses and emergency reports are clearly saying how much important prevention for natural disaster situations is. Hundreds of Natives and Farmers Take Over Cumbre de Alaska Guatemala, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of villagers from the 48 cantons of Totonicapán, the most representative institution of Mayan Quiché people in that western part of Guatemala, today took over the place called Cumbre de Alaska, which is a strech of a highway, to demand their rights. Mexico Needs 11.5 Million Jobs Mexico, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) About 11.5 million jobs are needed today in Mexico, the Center for Economic Studies of the Private Sector (CEESP) stated. Caricom: Unity to Face Challenges and Uncertainty Por Jorge Luna, Special EnvoyGeorgetown, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The vulnerability of the Caribbean countries when facing the threats of nature and economic and political challenges was evident at the recently-concluded Caribbean Community Summit (CARICOM), which called for an urgent strengthening of regional unity. Panamanian Crackdown on Human Trafficking Panama, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The present strategy against human trafficking has allowed Panama to rescue 167 people from 2014 to date and stop 40 human traffickers, the National Commission Against Human Trafficking (Cnctp) reported. Honduras: Indigenous Leader Assassinated Tegucigalpa, Feb 17 feb (Prensa Latina) Armed individuals assassinated today Honduran Tolupán indigenous ethnia leader José de los Santos Sevilla, official sources said here Friday. Caribbean Leaders Analyze their International Relations Georgetown, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The 28th Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit, which ends today two closed-door session days, will devote this day to analyzing the relations of the integrationist group with other countries, Prensa Latina knew from sources of the meeting. Caribbean Leaders Call to Intensified Regional Integration Georgetown, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The President of Guyana and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), David Granger, called on regional leaders here today to intensify the process of regional integration. Cuba and CARICOM Agree on Mutual Tariff Concessions Georgetown, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Guyana, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante, talked today about the importance of an agreement on mutual concessions of products and tariff preferences between Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Keith Ellis Wants to Write Jose Marti Book of Aforisms Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican researcher and writer Keith Ellis revealed today in Cuba he would love to make a bilingual book of aforisms of National Hero Jose Marti, one of the most influential figure of Latin American literature. Homage to Bola de Nieve, an Unmistakable Voice of Cuban Music Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Bola de Nieve, one of the unmistakable voices of Cuban music, returns to Havana scene in a homage dedicated to him by the Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine tomorrow, the organizers of the concert announced today. Caribbean Integration in Times of Trump By Jorge Luna, Special Envoy Georgetown (Prensa Latina) Caribbean leaders analyze with worry here this week, the political and economic impact and the regional scenario after the assumption, last January 20, of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Marches for Mexican Dignity and against Trump's Policies Mexico, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Some three thousand police officers are being mobilized in this capital today to ensure the safety of two citizen marches in defense of the sovereignty, dignity and against threats and measures of US President Donald Trump. Mexican President Contends Speculations about His Govt. Mexico, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Mexico''s President Enrique Peña Nieto has called today on the people to have confidence on his Government in the face of revolving speculations about its relations with the USA. Caribbean Region Reports Record Arrival of Tourists in 2016 Bridgetown, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has reported today a record arrival of more than 29 million visitors to the region in 2016, for a growth higher to the world average, according to a report by the agency. Odebrecht Bribes in Colombia Passed through Panama Panama, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) An investigation carried out by the Public Ministry of Panama, concerning a ghost company of Odebrecht provided information for the corruption scandal that shakes Colombia, publishes today daily La Estrella de Panama. Panamanian Minister Requests Temporary Stop of Preferential Visa Panama, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Labor and Labor Development, Ernesto Carles, asked the National Migration Service (SNM) to temporarily stop granting visas for profesionals and the ones given to the friendly countries program, La Prensa reported today. Reconciliation is Key for Peace in El Salvador Por By Odalys TroyaSan Salvador, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorans will celebrate throughout 2017 the signing of the Peace Accords that ended the armed conflict (1980-1992), after 60 years of military dictatorships and marked the path to democracy. Trump Wall to Benefit Human Traffickers, La Jornada Newspaper Says Mexico, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The wall that President Donald Trump intends to raise on the Mexican border could benefit human traffickers (polleros, Mexican term) who will increase their rates and profits, newspaper La Jornada reported today. Jamaican Religious Leader Talks about Inequalities in the Caribbean Kingston, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jamaica and of the Cayman Islands, Howard Gregory, remembered today that the unequal distribution of the wealths might give place to disturbances in the region of the Caribbean. Aspirants to Carondelet Reveal Proposals in Presidential Dialogue Quito, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The candidates of the general elections scheduled for February 19 in Ecuador presented their proposals of government to this South American country in a Presidential Dialogue focused on politics and economy. Japan Wants to Invest More in Mexico despite Trump Mexico, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan is interested in boosting trade and investments in Mexico, despite the protectionist wave that may come from the United States, Japanese Ambassador Akira Yamada stated here. Most Mexicans Have Bad Opinion On Donald Trump Mexico, Feb 3 (Prensa LatinaL) US President Donald Trump, today arouses widespread rejection in the Mexican population, according to data from a survey reported here Friday. Mexico Refutes Versions of Trump's Military Threats Mexico, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Foreign Ministry refuted today that President Donald Trump threatened to send troops to Mexico, according to the version released by an US news agency and reproduced here by national media. Increase of High-rise Constructions in Managua Proposed Managua, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Specialists in engineering and architecture propose today to increase high-rise construction in Managua as an alternative to take advantage of more spaces and favor housing development of the Nicaraguan capital. UNASUR Secretary General Warns of US Government Threats Quito, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) In an urgent alert at the close of his term as UNASUR Secretary General Ernesto Samper warned of the threats to South America of the complicated agenda outlined by the new US government under the president, Donald Trump. Secretary-General of Unasur Completes Administration and Reports Work Quito, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ernesto Samper, reports today on his administration in the period 2014-2017 at the body''s headquarters, located in this capital. Trump Going against International Law and Mexican Sovereignty Mexico, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Authonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) stated Monday that US President Donald Trump is taking decisions and actions going against the international law and the Mexican sovereignty and self determination. Mexican President, Lawmakers Join Common Front before Trump´s Threats Mexico, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto, senators and deputies of several political parties agreed on a common front to defend Mexicans in the United States and the country in the face of threats by Donald Trump. Home Detention to Manuel Noriega for Neurosurgery Requested Panama, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The hearing scheduled for today in the El Renacer jail may grant temporary home detention for preoperative neurosurgery, to former Panamanian State Attorney Manuel Antonio Noriega (1983-1989), who was arrested in December 1989. CELAC: a Mechanism for Concerted Action, Unity and Dialogue Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held in the Dominican Republic, was consolidated as the mechanism for concerted action, unity and political dialogue of the whole of Our America. Cases of Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue Increased in Costa Rica San José, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Some data provided by the Costa Rican Ministry of Health are unveiling today a total of 37 confirmed cases of Zika in the first two weeks of 2017, while excluding 79 people of being affected by this dangerous virus. 5th CELAC Summit: Unity for Development and Peace Santo Domingo, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has concluded with a call to strengthen unity to make progress in development and guarantee peace in the region, an objective signed in a final statement, and another 20 documents. CELAC Fifth Summit Ends with Adoption of Political Declaration Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) concludes today in this eastern city of Dominican Republic, with the adoption of a political declaration and other special pronouncements. Costa Rica to Rebuild 25 Aqueducts with Emirati Donation San Jose, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica will rebuild 25 aqueducts in the area affected by Hurricane Otto with the $10 million USD donated by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), informed the presidential commissioner Mariano Figueres. Evo Morales travels to Dominican Republic for CLACS Summit La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will travel today to the Dominican Republic, host of the 5th Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC in Spanish). At CELAC'S Meeting, Dominican Rep History Seen From Photography Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The convention center where the coordinators of the CELAC are debating today on their third day of activities, also hosts a photographic interpretation of Dominican history seen through the lens of Wifredo García. Dominica Seeks to Resume Banana Exports Roseau, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Dominica is seeking to resume banana exports to the United Kingdom, two years after its suspension due to the impact on local production of the black sigatoka pest, Agriculture minister Johnson Drigo said today. US-Mexico Summit Could Ease Pressure on Peso Mexico, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The summit between the presidents of Mexico and the United States announced by Donald Trump for January 31st and a meeting with senior executives of both governments, could give a respite to the Mexican peso, which starts today another week of uncertainty. Mexican Authorities Incinerate Five Tons of Drugs Mexico, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexican authorities incinerated five tons of drugs in the northern department of Baja California, it was reported on Saturday. Federal Forces Strengthen Security in Cancun, Mexico Mexico, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Some 400 Federal Police and Gendarmerie personnel reinforce security at the Mexican resort of Cancún, Quintana Roo state, after the armed attack on the state prosecutor''s office and police facilities. Homage to Salvadoran Leader Schafik Handal Announced San Salvador, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The creation of the Historical Memory Network of El Salvador is amid the main activities to commemorate the 11th year of the death of historic leader of FMLN Schafik Handal. New Political Party Organized in Guatemala Guatemala, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Movimiento Pueblo (MP) decided to organize a party structure for the large majority of Guatemalans, said representative of that civil organization Victor Gudiel. Fuel Hike Could Cause Social Crisis in Mexico Mexico, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Mexico could suffer a social crisis if the government insists on its economic policy and in fuel hike, the National Union of Workers (UNT), which today agglutinates several trade unions in the country, warned. Mexican Peso Loses Ground While Trump Struggle Grows México, Jan12 (Prensa Latina) The rift Donald Trump-México is framed in the wall that the next President of the United States wants to lift and charge on this country, whose national currency is until now the main victim of the wrong. Managua Hosts Latin American Left-Wing Agreement Managua, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua is hosting today a meeting of the working group of the Sao Paulo Forum, called to articulate a programmatic platform that contributes to the development of progressive and revolutionary processes in Latin America and the Caribbean. Latin American Representatives at Ortega's Swearing-in Ceremony Managua, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Governments from several Latin American countries will attend the swearing-in ceremony of reelected Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega, and Vice President, Rosario Murillo, which will take place in Revolution Square in the capital. Trump Considered a Threat to the Mexican Automotive Industry Mexico, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The presidency of Donald Trump in the United States will be a threat to the Mexican auto industry, local sources say here today. More Than 1,500 Detainee in Mexico for Looting Mexico, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 people are being arrested in Mexico so far for participating in the looting that come along with the protests against rising fuel prices, according to the Interior Ministry (Segob). Leonel Fernández Will Lead OAS Observers in Ecuador Elections Quito, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Former president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández, will head a mission of observers of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Ecuador''s general elections scheduled for next February 19. Peña Nieto Invokes National Unity to Face 2017 Challenges Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto asked for national unity in order to face what he described as a year of important challenges for Mexico, the government and society. Ash From Costa Rican Volcano Turrialba Continue to Fall San Jose, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Turrialba volcano today continues its active phase, with constant emissions of ashes, gases and water vapor, which are creating havoc in the Central Valley, where 60 percent of Costa Ricans live. Mexico: Political Parties Call to Protest against New Gasoline Price Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Mexican Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) in Mexico, Alejandra Barrales, announced that a national mobilization will be held on January 15th against the increase in the price of gasoline currently causing dissatisfaction in the country. Morena Announces Protests in Mexican Capital against Gasoline Rise Mexico, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Regeneration Movement (Morena) in Mexico City announced protests against the increase in gasoline prices. Nicaragua Makes Million Dollar Investment in Energy Managua, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua plans to invest between 600 and 700 million dollars in the energy sector this year, to improve the service to the population and promote sustainable development, official sources reported on Wednesday. Dominican Republic 78 Femicides in 2016 Santo Domingo, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) The Dominican Republic concluded the year 2016 with a total of 78 femicides, the president to the foundation Vida Sin Violencia (Life without Violence), Yanira Fondeur reported today. Last Four Years Mark Development of Mexican Cinema Mexico, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) There has been an important transformation and development in Mexican cinema in the last four years, with historic numbers in film production and people going to movie theaters, the Culture Secretary''s Office said today. Poverty in Panama Reaches 50 Percent of the Rural Population Panama, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Of the Panamanian rural population, 50 percent lives under the line of poverty and in urban areas, the scourge reaches 14 percent of the inhabitants, according to research published in this capital. Odebrecht Informer Linked to Guatemalan Ex-President Guatemala, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) One of the most notorious informers of the Brazilian transnational construction company Odebrecht, Andres Rabello, has been related to Guatemalan ex-President Otto Perez Molina. FMLN Highlights Minimum Salary, One of the Main Goals of Its Struggl San Salvador, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general to the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Medardo Gonzalez, said today that the increase of the minimum salary had been one of the main objectives of this left-wing party. Guyana Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro Georgetown, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) A tribute to the recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, marked the 5th Meeting of Cuban Residents in Guyana, a diplomatic reported source today. Salvadorian Police Reinforces Security for New Year Celebrations San Salvador, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The holiday season continues in El Salvador and the National Civil Police (PNC) are maintaining operations today to guarantee the tranquility of the city. Mexico: Rise to 36 the People Killed by Explosion in a Market Mexico, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Institute of Social Security regretted the death of a woman who was treated in a hospital after the explosion at a pyrotechnic market, which rises to 36 the number of deaths. CNDH, UNAM Sign Accord to Erradicate Violence against Women in Mexico Mexico, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) and the Gender Studies Program at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have signed an agreement to contribute to the erradication of all violence against women. Panamanian Prosecutors to Travel to US for Odebrecht Case Panama, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) A team of Panamanian prosecutors will travel to the United States to request information on the bribes in the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in Panama to obtain work agreements, an official source informed today. Mexico Blast Deathtoll Rises to 33 Mexico, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from explosions in a firework market in the state of Mexico is now at 33, although the severity of injuries of those hospitalized means this number could rise. Greater Integration, Central America's Challenge Managua, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Consolidating unity and meeting the demands of the people are today two of the greatest challenges for the Central American Integration System (SICA, in Spanish), whose member States have agreed to push forward a sustainable development. Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Lizt Alfonso Company to Perform in Central Cuban Province Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The dancing company of Lizt Alfonso, Dance Cuba, will present its show Cuba Vibra! from today until Friday Dec 23rd at the Teatro Principal in Ciego de Avila During her stay in Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers east of Havana, Alfonso will give a didactic class to students on artistic education, to recall the summer workshops offered at the beginning of the last decade to children and young people. Cuban Puppets Company Performs Poem by Nicolás Guillén Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppet company, Teatro de las Estaciones, is offering a special performance - Christmas Tale - on December 25th, with a performance of the poem Naranjas y Limas, by Nicolás Guillén, the Cuban National Poet. 32 Dead and 69 Wounded in Explosion in Mexican Market Mexico, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) At least 32 people were killed and 69 wounded by burns, the result of a series of explosions that occurred yesterday in the traditional pyrotechnic market of San Pablito, the largest of its kind in Mexico. Argentinian Singer Charly García Admitted in Hospital Buenos Aires, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Argentine rocker Charly Garcia, one of the living legends of the genre in Latin America, was admitted urgently today due to dehydration and high fever. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. Cuban Circus CirkaCuba Conquers Paris Paris, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The impressive technique of the circus mixed with the flavor of Cuban music and dances in the CirkaCuba show, has been a real success in Paris. Guatemalan President to Attend SICA Summit Guatemala, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan president, Jimmy Morales will today attend the 48th Summit of the Head of States of the Central American Integration System (SICA) that will be held in Nicaragua. UN General Assembly Honors Fidel Castro United Nations, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations General Assembly has paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th. Panama Requests Help from USA for Local Newspapers Panama, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo reiterated today to US Secretary of State John Kerry a license request for two newspapers, in an attempt to solve the crisis caused by extraterritorial sanctions imposed by that country. President of Mexican Athletics Federation Arrested Mexico, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Mexican Athletics Federation, Antonio Lozano, was arrested in the early hours of today at the Terminal two of the International Airport of Mexico City, complying with an arrest warrant. Mexican major murdered in Oaxaca Mexico, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Unkonwn armed men shot to death today Jose Villanueva, major of the Mexican municipality of Ocotlan de Morelos, State of Oaxaca, in one more political assassination in this country. USA deports over 145,000 Mexican migrants Mexico City, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The US Government deported over 145,000 Mexican migrants between January and August this year, according to an official report here of the Ministry of Government. IOM: Central America and the Challenge of Irregular Migration By Isabel Soto MayedoGuatemala Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The northern triangular area in Central America is more than ever in the public eye, because there are every time more adolescent girls and boys participating in migration flows and it answers to causes associated to an increase of that phenomenon. Oil Prices At 17-Month High London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Havana Film Festival Delivers Awards Today Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema will today announce the winners of the Coral Awards chosen from among the more than 100 films in the competition. FAO Discusses Rural Women's Role Rome, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The potential of rural women to tackle world hunger and poverty is the theme in Rome, today, of a high-level event sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Greenepeace: Coasts of the Gulf of Mexico Contaminated Mexico, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the Yucatan Peninsula are contaminated with plaguicides, because of the agriculture model in Mexico, alerted environmental organization Greenpeace Thursday here. Governor Surprised by Silence of US Government on Oscar Lopez San Juan, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Governor of Puerto Rico Alejandro Garcia Padilla questioned today the silence of the United States Government regarding the pardon requested for political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera, after gathering more than 100,000 signatures. ECLAC Sees Complex Panorama for LATAM Economies Santiago de Chile, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has seen a complex view for the economies of the region in 2017, but was pleased to resume a slight growth. Ambassadors Highlight ALBA Anniversary before the Dominican Press Santo Domingo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The ambassadors of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP) highlighted the achievements of the integration group in the Dominican press. Nicolas Maduro in Cuba to Celebrate 12 Years of ALBA Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived today in Cuba on the occasion of the celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), reported the national television. Cuban Emigrants in Miami to Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Alianza Martiana (Mart's Alliance) coalition, consisting of Cuban emigrants living in the United States, convened a patriotic activity in Miami, to pay tribute to the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, on December 18th. Electricity for Mexican Subway to be Produced with Solid Waste Mexico City, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The solid urban waste generated in Mexico City will be used to generate electricity and meet the demands of the subway, it was known today. New South American Directors Present Their Films in Havana Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) ''You will never be alone'', by Chilean Alex Anwandter, and ''Francisco Sanctis''s Long night'', by Argentineans Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez, will face each other today in the contest to win the First Work Award at the Havana''s 36th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Investigation Ongoing on Aggression Against Mexican Senator Mexico, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General''s Office (PGR) is investigating the acts of violence against the Olympic senator and Olympic medalist Ana Gabriela Guevara, who was beaten on the Mexico-Toluca highway. Mexican President Asks for Unity to Face Human Rights Mexico, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Presidenrt Enrique Peña Nieto reaaserted Monday that the commitment of the Mexican federal government is up with the respect and protection of the human rights, but he recognized, that there are pendent aspects to be solved in that matter. Accord on Sustainability Boosted at COP13 in Mexico Mexico, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo signed the Agreement for the Sustainability of the Yucatan Peninsula, during the 13th United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP13), which is being currently held in Cancun. Cuban Doctors Are An Example to Imitate, Affirms David Nabarro United Nations, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations expert in development and health, David Nabarro, today said that Cuban doctors, who serve in several parts of the world, are an example to follow as they make an important contribution to humanity. Mexico Gets Ready to Deal with Future Government of Donald Trump Mexico, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is preparing in several fields to deal with Donald Trump''s future government in the United States, as he announced policies that may affect this country. Mexicans Remember the King of Mambo in His 100th Birthday Mexico, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The 100th birthday of Cuban musician Damaso Perez Prado was celebrated here today, where he made his career, acquired the nationality and died in September 1989. Mexico to be Evaluated by UN Subcommittee on Torture Prevention Mexico, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will be under scrutiny by the United Nations Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture, which will analyze compliance with recommendations made since 2008, was announced here today. Suriname: Cuba Is a Bastion of Inspiration Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a bastion of inspiration, according to the Surinamese Ambassador to Cuba, Ike Desmond Antonius. Fidel Castro's Role in Cuba-CARICOM Ties Highlighted Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The role of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in strengthening the relationship between his nation and the Caribbean has been highlighted here in the context of the celebration for the Cuba-CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Day. Panama Media in Danger of Sanctions from the United States Panamá, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Uncertainty in Panama dailies La Estrella y El Siglo (GESA) which fear United States extraterritorial sanctions, find solidarity today from local sectors who make the government of both countries responsible of the situation. Trump May Affect Bilateral Relationship, Warns Bank of México Nexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Mexico considered ''important to recognize'' that the election of the businessman Donald Trump as president of the United States may affect the relationship with that country, was known today. Cuba and Caribbean States Strengthen Bilateral Ties Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), June Soomer, has verified during his visit to Cuba the strengthening of relations between the Caribbean nation and the rest of the Caribbean countries. CARICOM Countries Advocate for Elimination of US Blockade to Cuba Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The secretary office of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), June Soomer, reiterated today here the need to finish the economic, financial and commercial blockade imnposed to Cuba for more than half a century, by governments of the United States. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. Human Rights Commission: Journalists are in Danger in Mexico Mexico, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Journalists, communicators and civil rights defenders are currently under threat in Mexico, Luis Raul Gonzalez, president of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH), has said. Nicaragua President Talks to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Managua, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega has met with the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitri Rogozin, to discuss issues of common interest and strengthen bilateral cooperation. Tribute to Fidel Castro in Veracruz, Mexico Mexico, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Political and social figures, artists and friends of the Cuban revolution paid tribute to Fidel Castro in Acapulco, at the Mexican state of Guerrero. Thousands of Mexicans Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro By Orlando Oramas Leon Mexico, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Mexicans filled the emblematic colossus of the Paseo de la Reforma today to pay tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. EU Countries Agree to Normalize Relations with Cuba Brussels, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The 28 countries of the European Union (EU) today approved at the level of their ambassadors the signing of a political agreement and cooperation between that bloc and Cuba to normalize their relations. COP 13 Warn of Loss of Forests and other Ecosystems Cancun, Mexico, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The secretary for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Braulio Ferreira, has warned of the rapid loss of forests on the planet. United States Presses Sale of Panamanian Newspapers Panama, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The pressures by the U.S. government on two Panamanian newspapers to sell their shares to third parties as the only way to remove extraterritorial sanctions have been revealed here today by the press. Poverty in Mexico Threatens Environment, Says Expert Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Poverty is currently threatening natural respources and the environment in the country, biologist and former rector of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Jose Sarukhan, asserted. International Transparency and the Eyes of the Beholder Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The banners against corruption are being waved today in comments from the recently-held conference on International Transparency (IT), which brought together 1,600 representatives from 130 countries in Panama. Fidel, Chavez and the Intergration of ALBA By Odalys Troya San Salvador, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The combination of two great leaders, Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez has allowed the creation of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), an integrated mechanism with enormous value for the poor and needy, according to Jose Luis Merino, who is a member of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN)'s Political Commission. St. Lucia Praises Humanistic Vocation of Fidel Castro Castries, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Authorities, professionals graduated in Cuba and people in general of St. Lucia stressed today the humanistic vocation of Fidel Castro and thanked his solidarity while expressing sorrow for the demise of the revolutionary leader, repòrted today diplomatic sources. Panama Hosts Parlatino General Assembly Panama, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) About 200 parliamentarians have gathered in Panama today for the 32nd General Assembly of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino), which aims to discuss initiatives to take 34 million people out of poverty. Mexican Farmers Express Their Sorrow at Fidel's Death Mexico, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cardenista Farmers Union, which brings together thousands of Mexican growers, have expressed their sorrow at the death of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, as well as their support for his ideas and social projects. OPEC Accepts Reduction of Oil Production Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut daily crude production by 1.2 million barrels, as President Mohammed Al-Sada reported. 2016 Hurricane Season Closes Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) After six very active months the 2016 hurricane season in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean is closing, being declared the most destructive since 2012, and the deadliest since 2005. Fidel, One of the Emblematic Figures of the 20th Century, Peña Nieto Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel is one of the emblematic figures of the 20th century, said Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto today, at a posthumous tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution at Havana''s Jose Marti Revolution Square. Dominica PM Proud of Having Fidel Castro as Friend and Mentor Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro was the undisputed leader of the Cuban Revolution, I feel privileged to call him my friend and mentor, stated Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Fidel Built a Revolution only 90 Miles from the U.S. Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro produced the miracle of the first socialist Revolution of Our America and at barely 90 miles from the United States, recalled today President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega. Panama: Debtors Thank Fidel By Osvaldo Rodriguez Martinez Panama, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Young Vietnamese Ma Luu Van Khang made a long queue at the Cuban Embassy in Panama, so that together with his mother write in the book of condolences, his message to leader Fidel Castro. El Salvador Thanks Fidel Castro for Supporting Literacy Campaign San Salvador, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Officials in charge of the National Program for Basic Literacy Teaching in El Salvador and representatives of the Movement of Solidarity with Cuba were the first to pay tribute today to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro. Jamaican Usain Bolt Against Doping London, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Multi Olympic champion Usain Bolt requested today here 'cero tolerance with those that practice doping'. Fidel, Greatest Leader of 20th Century, Morena's Secretary Says By Mayra Pardillo Mexico, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Yeidckol Polevnsky, general secretary of the National Regeneration Movement has said that Fidel Castro was the greatest leader of the 20th century and up until now, the 21st century also. Mexican City of Guadalajara Hosts International Book Fair Mexico, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The city of Guadalajara, capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, hosts today the 30th edition of the International Book Fair (FIL), which will run until December 4. Mexico Communist Party's March and Vigil in Homage to Fidel Mexico, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Mexico held a march and vigil in honor of the late Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro, whose legacy, he affirmed, is still more valid than ever. Caribbean Leaders Highlight Fidel Castro's Political Stature Bridgetown, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Caribbean leaders agreed to highlight the political stature of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro, in messages of condolence and tribute in which they emphasize their friendship, support and solidarity with the peoples of the area. Latin American Presidents Express Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Latin American presidents sent messages of condolence to Cuba today, after the death on Friday night of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro Was Omar Torrijos' Friend and Teacher Panama, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Fidel was his teacher, he was very close to him, Celia Grasnell, secretary of General Omar Torrijos, recalled during an interview with Prensa Latina, in which she highlighted the particular relationship between both statesmen. Parents of Ayotzinapa Students To Demonstrate in Mexico City Mexico, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The parents of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa will demonstrate today in Mexico City, for the 26th month of the forced disappearance of the young people, said one of the spokespeople for the relatives. Hurricane Otto Leaves Dead People in Costa Rica San Jose, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The course of Hurricane Otto on Costa Rica left an undetermined number of dead and disappeared people, particularly, in the province of Guanacaste, northwest of the country, as confirmed by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis himself. Mexican Company to Promote Health Tourism in Cuba Mexico, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) A contract to promote and market the treatments offered by the Cuban medical services was signed today between Multisalud, from Cuba, and the Mexican company Viajes Bojorquez. CARICOM Congratulates Suriname on 41st Anniversary of Independence Georgetown, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) congratulated today the government and people of Suriname on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the independence of that Caribbean country. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez Concludes Visit to Cuba Havana, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Honduran President, Juan Orlando Hernandez, is today concluding an official visit to Cuba, where he shared with his peer, Raul Castro, the need to deepen bilateral ties between the two nations. Mexican Government Prepares Law on Legitimate Use of Force Mexico, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government is preparing a law on legitimate use of force, according to sources from the security cabinet. Hurricane Otto Approaches Nicaragua Managua, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Otto, a category-one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is approaching the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour. Placido Domingo to Perform in Cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Famous Spanish tenor, Placido Domingo, is in Cuba today to prepare for the unique concert to be held on November 26th at the Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro in Havana. President of the Republic of Honduras Visits Cuba Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of the Republic of Honduras, will begin an official visit to Cuba today, to assess with his peer, Raul Castro, the current state of bilateral ties. CARICOM Observers Satisfied with Elections in Haiti Georgetown, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Observers sent by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to monitor Sunday''s general elections in Haiti today expressed their satisfaction for the smooth development of that political process. Free Trade Agreement with U.S. does not Favor Mexico, Lawmaker Says Mexico, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico, does not favor the latter at all, a Mexican lawmaker said. Three Cuban Beach Volley Duettos to NORCECA Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Three Cuban duettos will travel to Trinidad & Tobago for the Grand Final of the Norceca Circuit of Beach Volleyball from November 25 to 27, to close the beach volley competitions this year. Panama Returned More than 3,000 Foreigners in 2016 Panama, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian National Migration Service (SNM) has returned more than 3,800 foreigners with criminal records to their original countries so far this year, a source from the service asserted today. Mexico to Seek Bilateral Agreements if Transpacific Treaty Breaks Mexico, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will seek bilateral agreements to strengthen ties with the Asia-Pacific region if the Trans-Pacific Economic Cooperation Treaty (TTP) fails, the government warned today. Puerto Rico: Fight for Releasing Oscar Lopez to be Strengthened Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The law team in charge of the case of pro-independence Puerto Rican fighter Oscar Lopez, imprisoned unfairly in the United States, will strengthen the fight for his release, said today here lawyer Jose Juan Nazario. Low Participation of Voters in Haitian Elections Port-au-Prince, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Citizen Observatory for Instututionalization of Democracy in Haiti (OCIDE) assured Tuesday that only 23 percent of the voters in this Caribbean island, went to the ballot boxes to exercise their right to vote last Sunday. Mexico Responds to Trumps' Threat to Leave TTP Mexico, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has responded to US President-elect Donald Trump''s announcement that he will be leaving the Trans-Pacific Association Agreement (TTP). Negotiations at ECLAC on Environmental Agreement in the Region Santiago, Chile, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 22 Latin American and Caribbean countries under the umbrella of ECLAC are negotiating a regional agreement this week to ensure access to information, participation and environmental justice. Items Worn by Maria Felix and El Indio Fernandez Exhibited in Mexico Mexico, Nov. 21 (Prensa Latina) Four original items used in movies 100 years ago by Mexican actors such as Maria Felix and Emilio ''El Indio'' Fernandez, are now part of the exhibition ''El rebozo de Tenancingo'' (Tenacingo''s Shawl''), in the state of Chiapas. Haiti: Await for Preliminary Electoral Results and Opening Schools Port-au-Prince, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian electoral authorities are still counting the votes for the final results of the preliminary elections Sunday, while the Haitian population is awaiting. Haiti Gets Ready for Elections Sunday Port-au-Prince, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Haiti began this Sunday its first election round, to elect a president, 16 senators and 25 deputies, to complete the Parliament. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. FIFA Gianni Infantino Suggests 32 Team Club World Cup in 2019 Barn, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June. Cuban Duo Gente de Zona Wins Latin Grammy Again Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Fans of the Cuban duo Gente de Zona today celebrated the win of a Latin Grammy award for the album Visualizate, the fourth award they have received in recent years. Bolt Increases Lead in Vote for Best Latin American Athlete Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Usain Bolt has increased his lead in Prensa Latina''s competition to elect the best athlete of the year. Haitians Test their Electoral Machinery Port of Prince, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Haitians are carrying out an exercise that will test the electoral machinery they will put into action in Sunday''s elections. Mexico must Prepare for Deportations from the United States Mexico, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexico must be prepared today for the worst case scenario of a possible mass return of Mexicans from the United States, said Luis González, president of the National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH, in Spanish). Climate Change Summit, a Questioned Reality Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Summit on Climate Change (COP22) is a reality with participation of more than 60 heads of State and Government and the general will to boost the Paris Agreement, but with many questions. West Decline Has Begun Says Ignacio Ramonet Panama, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The decline of the West has began and is shown in the campaign slogan of President-elect Donald Trump, ''Making the United States Great Again'', the French political scientist Ignacio Ramonet, who is visiting Panama, said today. Mexico Fears Massive Deportation of its Migrants from the US Mexico, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has begun seriously contemplating the possibility that millions of its migrants may be deported back from the United States. Cuban Doctors Working in Guatemala Continue their Training By Isabel Soto Mayedo Guatemala, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The members of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Guatemala have been working for the health of this people, without neglecting their scientific training, to provide a more effective collaboration to those who require their services. Guatemalan President Urges Migrants in US to Keep Calm Guatemala, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has urged Guatemalan migrants in the United States to keep calm, in light of the possible resumption of raids and deportations. 53rd Edition of the Prensa Latina Sports Poll Starts Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The 53rd edition of the sports poll of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina Starts Monday, to at the end, award the perfor5mances by the best athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. President; Stability in Haiti May Curb Migration Santo Domingo, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Haiti''s political stability may curb excessive migration from the country, according to the interim president of this nation, Jocelerme Privert. Puerto Rico: Request for Freedom of Political Prisoner Intensifies San Juan, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Requests for the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera have intensified today after the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. Russia and Celac Address Bilateral Cooperation in Sochi Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov is holding talks today in Sochi with the enlarged quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Riots in Mexican City due to Kidnapping of Priest Mexico, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Tension persists in the city of Catemaco, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, where protests and riots have been staged due to the kidnapping of the priest of the local church, Jose Luis Sanchez. Cuban Alicia Alonso Honored in Veracruz, Mexico Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), and icon of the world ballet, Alicia Alonso, today received the key of the city from the Town Hall of Boca Rio, in the Eastern Mexican State of Veracruz. Mexico City, Venue of Exhibit Francisco Goya, Unique and Everlasting Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Francisco Goya, Unique and Everlasting'' is currently open from today until March 20, 2017 in Mexico City, the Mexican Culture Department reported. Bolivia to Denounce Almagro's Interventionist Stance Before OAS La Paz, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Diego Pary, said today that his government will denounce the organization''s secretary general, Diego Almagro, due to his intervention in internal affairs. Costa Rican President Stresses Progress in Relations with Cuba San Jose, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican President, Luis Guillermo Solis, has welcomed Cuban ambassador, Danilo Sanchez, to Costa Rica to discuss the progress of the agreements signed one year ago between the two countries during a visit by the Costa Rican president to Havana. CELAC Reaffirms Commitment to Family Agriculture Development San Salvador, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Third Ministerial Meeting on Family Agriculture and Rural Development of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) concludes today after discussions on the eradication of poverty. Russia and CELAC to Analyze Cooperation and Trump's Victory Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Russia will analyze on November 14-15, in Sochi, bilateral cooperation and the electoral victory achieved by multimillionaire businessman Donald Trump, the Foreign Ministry said today. Jamaican Gov't Reiterates Willingness to Fight Human Trafficking Kingston, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Despite advances in combating trafficking in persons in Jamaica, minister of Justice in this country Delroy Chuck reiterated the government''s willingness to strengthen the fight against this social scourge. Bolt Again Among Finalists to IAAF Athlete of the Year Monte-Carlo, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt appears today again among the three finalists in the men''s category Athlete of the Year of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF). With this nomination, Bolt could arrive at his sixth recognition of this type, after the received in the years 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and surpass the American Ashton Eaton, deserving last year of that distinction. Supreme Electoral Council Confirms Victory of Daniel Ortega Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) of Nicaragua confirmed today the victory of President Daniel Ortega in the general elections of last Sunday, after posting the results of 99.8 percent of the polling stations. Ortega Swepts of Victory in Nicaragua's Elections Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Counted 66.3 percent of polling stations, the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) in Nicaragua has been ratified today in a second preliminary victory of President, Daniel Ortega, in the November 6 general elections. Order and Calm in Presidential Elections in Nicaragua Managua, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Vicepresident of Nicaragua, Moises Omar Hallesleven, highlighted today the order and calm in the general elections process being held here today. El Salvador to Host Meeting of CELAC Agriculture Ministers San Salvador, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador will host the 3rd Ministerial Meeting on Family Agriculture of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) from Wednesday to Friday next week, confirmed today Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez. Social Sectors Calls to Respect Electoral Results in Nicaragua Managua, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua is currently going through electoral silence, before which several social sectors called to respect the results of the general elections that will be held on November 6. Nicaragua Enters Reflection Period Before Elections Managua, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today initiates a reflection period before the general elections to be held on Sunday to elect a president, vice-president, 90 national deputies and 20 members of the Central American Parliament. Cuba: Computer Engineers Union, a Platform for Scientific Exchange Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The recently created Computer Engineers Union of Cuba (UIC, in Spanish) intends to establish itself as a platform for exchange at the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Information, said today the national president of that institution, Eilyn Febles. Panamanian Government Defends Local Banks Panama, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) In a counterattack against what many consider a slandering campaign against the Panamanian financial system, government authorities informed that 20 investigations into money laundering were carried out in two years, and many inquiries are still underway today. Cuba to Offer More Opportunities for Foreign Investment Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been presenting today more opportunities for potential foreign investment at the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, attended by more than 3,500 exhibitors from 73 countries. Cuban Actor Reynaldo Miravalles, Farewell to a Giant of Cuban Culture Por Charly Morales ValidoHavana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) ''There are no longer stories for old people'', Reynaldo Miravalles confessed to me without bitterness on the rainy afternoon when he welcomed Prensa Latina in his home in Havana''s El Vedado, the same house where he passed away on Monday at the age of 93. FMLN Expects Agreement on Fiscal Crisis of Salvadorian Government San Salvador, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), Medardo González, assured today that the government is optimistic about a possible agreement on the tax issue which threatened the country. Cuban Cinema Mourns Death of Actor Reynaldo Miravalles Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cinema has regretted today the death of actor, Reynaldo Miravalles, who worked almost until the end of his days because he felt he could not stay away from the big screen, one of his passions in life. Cuba Starts International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) With the opening ceremony of the 1st International Congress, CIDERS 2016, begins today the working sessions of the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, at the Conference Center in Havana. Salvadorian Colmenitas Multiply Joy in Theater Festival San Salvador, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) A festival of joy, solidarity, art and games was the first Festival of Children''s Theater in El Salvador through which 14 Colmenitas delighted thousands of children and adults throughout the country with their performance. Mexico Arrests Sinaloa Cartel Boss Mexico, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Army members captured Rey David Santiago, alleged leader of the Sinaloa cartel; in La Paz, in the Mexican state of Low California South, released the media today. Cuba Holds First International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The First International Convention on Science and Technology has begun today here with more than 1,000 delegates from several countries and a comprehensive scientific program that includes 10 events, with 750 papers and an exhibition fair. Salvadoran Former President of Arena Arrested for Corruption Case San Salvador, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The last Salvadoran president of the right-wing party Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena, in Spanish), Elias Antonio Saca, was captured today and taken to the Narcotics Division of the National Civil Police (PNC, in Spanish). Costa Ricans Welcome UN Rejection of U.S. Blockade of Cuba San Jose, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican outstanding artists, academics and groups of solidarity with Cuba on Saturday welcomed the new condemnation at the United Nations General Assembly of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba. Cuba Joins Continental Event for Democracy Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) With a demonstration for the defense of sovereignty, Cuba will join the continental event for Democracy and against Neoliberalism on November 4, local press reported on Saturday. PR Salsa Singer Victor Manuelle Interested in Young Cuban Musicians Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer Victor Manuelle is very interested in Cuban young musical talents and has come to Havana to participate as a judge in a contest for new young singers. El Paisnal Eradicates Illiteracy with Help of Cuba and Venezuela San Salvador, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Education Minister Carlos Canjura declared the municipality of El Paisnal, in the department of San Salvador, free of illiteracy, during a celebration held on Friday. Call for General Elections in Turks and Caicos Cockburn Town, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of Turks and Caicos Islands, Rufus Ewing, confirmed today the dissolution of the chamber of the National Assembly and called for general elections for December 5. CARICOM Highlights Importance of Investment for Caribbean Agriculture Georgetown, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Irwin LaRocque, highlighted today the importance of investment for boosting the development of agriculture in the region. Haitian President Calls for Ensuring Aid Distribution Port au Prince, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Haitian President Jocelerme Privert stressed today the need to ensure strict compliance with the distribution of humanitarian aid to the families affected by Hurricane Matthew. Mexico: New Attorney General, Old Problems México, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexican lawyer, professor, senator and politician Raúl Cervantes makes his debut today as Attorney General of the Republic (PGR in Spanish),with an agenda loaded with old problems as insecurity and disappearances. About 17 Thousand Infants Raped and Mistreated in Guatemala Guatemala, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Over five thousand infants were sexually raped and another 11 thousand 600 were in some way mistreated from November 2014 to May 2015 in Guatemala, refer today reports of the Public Ministry (MP). Protests Against Militarization of Humanitarian Aid in Haiti Port au Prince, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) A group of organizations spoke out on Thursday against the militarization of the delivery of humanitarian aid to the people affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Caribbean Development Bank joins Green Climate Fund Bridgetown, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) was accredited by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in order to develop as of today joint projects to resist environmental change. USA to Abstain in UN Resolution Of Blockade on Cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States will abstain today in its vote of the draft resolution presented by Cuba on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the island, American ambassador at UN, Samantha Power, announced today. Mexico and Cuba Agree to Multi-Destination Tourism Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The capitals of Mexico and Cuba agreed a letter of intent for touristic promotion with an eye on mufti-destination travels, authorities reported today. Pablo Milanes Closes Festival in Coahuila, Mexico Mexico, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer and composer Pablo Milanes closed with brooch of gold the Julio Torre International Festival of Arts, in Saltillo, capital of the Mexican northern state of Coahuila, reported press media Tuesday. Collaboration is Essential to Caribbean Agriculture, Says CTA George Town, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Michael Hailu, director of the Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), recognized that collaboration was essential to the Caribbean agriculture these days to reach the international market. CELAC-European Union Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting Begins Santo Domingo, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Dominican President Danilo Medina and Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas today inaugurated the Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Community of the Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac, in Spanish) and the European Union. Haiti: UN Agencies Call for Urgent Food Aid Rome, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 800,000 people in Haiti need urgent food aid after the devastation of Hurricane Mathew, according to an emergency assessment by UN agencies. CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Increase Again in 2016 Washington, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere rose again this year and are expected to remain above the limit of 440 parts per million (ppm) throughout 2016. Hotel Industry Congress in Cuba Highlights Charms of Old Havana Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The 26th Pan-American Congress of Schools of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism (CONPEHT) attended by 500 people from 20 countries started today with an early morning tour of Havana''s old district. ARENA's Attitude Towards Fiscal Issues in El Salvador Under Scrutiny San Salvador, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador, Lorena Peña, today described as ''having deep electoral intentions the solution proposed by the Nationalist Republican Alliance Party (ARENA) to the government fiscal problem generated by the same party. Rare Type of Hemoglobin Detected in Nicaragua Managua, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN-Managua) have detected a rare type of hemoglobin in a seven year old girl, the first patient to receive this diagnosis since 1985. Dominican Republic Hosts CELAC-EU Meeting Santo Domingo, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The 48th Senior Officials'' Meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) began today at the conference hall of the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Australia Willing to Host Refugees from Guatemala Guatemala, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Australia could host thousands of refugees from Guatemala, as well as from El Salvador and Honduras, according to statements by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, published today in this country. New Damages and Deaths Caused by Rains in Haiti Port au Prince, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) The rains that have been affecting Haiti in the last few hours have caused at least five deaths in Baie-de-Henne and also caused floods in places that were hit by Hurricane Matthew. Dominican Republic and Cuba Negotiate Trade Agreement Santo Domingo, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Carlos de la Nuez, reported today that the two countries have begun negotiations for the signing of a partial scope trade agreement. Drug Tunnel Found Near Tijuana Airport, Mexico Mexico, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) A tunnel used for transferring drugs from Mexico to the United States has been found near the International Airport of Tijuana, Baja California, the Ministry of State Security confirmed today. Mexico: Lopez Obrador Proposes Free Zone instead of Wall Mexico, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena, in Spanish) and former Mexican presidential candidate, Manuel Lopez Obrador, has proposed creating a free zone on the border with the United States, it emerged today. Humanitarian Situation in Haiti Critical Port au Prince, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian situation remains critical in southern Haiti, sixteen days after it was severely hit by hurricane Matthew. Thousands in Panama Affected by Floods Panamá, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) About three thousand 500 persons were affected in the last 48 hours in Panama, as a result of floods from the heavy rains, informed today the director of the Civil Protection System, Jose Donderis. ECLAC and ILO Highlight Effects of Labor Market's Slowdown Santiago, Chile, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The economic slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean caused a considerable increase in the unemployment rate and the general deterioration of its indicators, according to a joint study by ECLAC and ILO. El Salvador: Presidential Support for La Colmenita Praised San Salvador, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The director and founder of the Cuban theater group La Colmenita, Carlos Alberto Cremata, has praised President Salvador Sanchez Ceren for the support he has offered the theater group in El Salvador. 8,000-Year-Old Ritual Uncovered in Mexico Mexico, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) After two decades of research at 10 archaeological sites in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, an 8,000-year-old winter ritual has been uncovered, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced today. Barbadian Health Minister Visits Cuba Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Barbados'' Health Minister John Boyce is on a visit to Cuba to analyze the relations between both countries, the Cuban Foreign Ministry reported today. Costa Rican President Reiterates Rejection to Blockade against Cuba By Victor M. Carriba San Jose, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, stated today that the blockade the United States has imposed against Cuba for more than half a century does not contributes at all to the current reality in Latin America. Debt Recovery Would Solve Financial Crisis in El Salvador San Salvador, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) President Salvador Sánchez Cerén called on State financial institutions to recover debt from over 11 thousand tax contributors who owe more than 560 million dollars to public coffers. Electoral Process in Nicaragua Advances Faultless Managua, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The electoral process in Nicaragua is advancing smoothly after completing the registration of the parties´ representatives to ensure the openness of the general elections on November 6th. War for Office against Women Denounced in Mexico Mexico, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) In Mexico today there is a dirty war against women to give up spaces and public positions, holding the head of the Specialized Care for Electoral Crimes (Fepade), Santiago Nieto Office. Concern at UN for Slow probe into Berta Caceres Assassination United Nations, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human-rights activists, Michel Forst, expressed concern today about the little progress in the investigations into the assassination of Honduran leader berta Caceres. Armed Squad Murders More Students of Ayotzinapa Mexico, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Three people were killed by an armed group, including two students of normal rural school Ayotzinapa in Guerrero, it was learned today. Mexico City Announces Teachers Lay Off Mexico, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Members of the teachers leadership opposed to education reforms announced protests for the next three days , after the Public Education Secretariat (SEP) notified teachers about their dismiss in schools of the Mexican capital. Russia, Nicaragua against Nuclear Weapon Deployment in Space Moscow, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan Deputy Foreign Minister Luis Alberto Molina and his Russian counterpart Serguei Riabkov today signed a joint statement rejecting the deployment of nuclear weapons into space. Colon Duty-Free Zone Faces Blind Market Forces Panama, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) The world''s second largest duty-free zone, located in the Caribbean city of Colon, in northern Panama, is saling in the troubled waters of demand and supply, and a shipwreck seems to be the only destination. Central America Advocates Strengthening Links with Russia Moscow, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras today advocated to strengthen friendship and trade ties with Russia, amid celebrations for the independence day of these five nations. El Salvador: Right Wing Plan against FMLN Government Denounced San Salvador, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN, in Spanish), Medardo González, denounced the right-wing strategy of trying to erode the power of his party. El Salvador: Warning of Imperial Offensive in Latin America San Miguel, El Salvador, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The ambassador of Nicaragua, Gilda Bolt, the Venezuelan diplomat Antonio Núñez and Cuban analyst Roberto Regalado, today delivered a presentation on ''the imperial offensive'' at the Sixth Congress of the Salvadoran Movement of Solidarity with Cuba,. China-Eurasia Expo Includes Caribbean and Africa Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Caribbean and African countries are participating for the first time at the 5th China-Eurasia Expo, which takes place, as every year, in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, northwest China. Mexico to Host First Global Meeting on Traditional Cuisine Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of Foreign Relations will host the First Global Meeting of Traditional Cuisine to be held from September 23 to 25 in its facilities in Mexico city. Mexico Reports Clandestine Graves in 16 States Mexico, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Sixteen states in Mexico have registered clandestine graves with thousands of unidentified bodies, El Sol de Mexico journal reports today. Military Parade in Mexico Celebrates Independence 16 de septiembre de 2016, 10:21 Mexico, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Mexico today celebrates national holidays for the 206 anniversary of Independence, with the traditional military parade where thousands of troops and military means involved. Salvadorian Official Questions Allocations of Radio Spectrum San Salvador, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador''s Secretary of Transparency Marcos Rodríguez said today that the radio spectrum if the State''s property and 95 percent of it is being used by private institutions. Nicaragua's President Calls for Unity of Central America Managua, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua''s President, Daniel Ortega, called for the unity of Central America, after receiving the torch of freedom during an emotional cultural event attended by a 600-voice student choir. Meeting of Science, Innovation and ICT Eclac Starts in Costa Rica San Jose, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Conference of Science, Innovation and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), from the Panama Reduces Number of Illiteracy People with Cuban Method Panama, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) In nine years, Panama managed to reduce the number of uncultured on having alphabetized 70, 794 persons, thanks to the Cuban program ''Yo Si Puedo '' (Yes, I Can), recounts today a report by the Department of Social Development. Expansion of the Panama Canal Generates 80 Million Dollars Profits Panama, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) The Panama Canal has so far gained 80 million dollars due to the its expansion allowing the transit of 165 large vessels, according to Jorge Luis Quijano, administrator of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP, in Spanish). Ortega Criticizes USA Double Standards against Drug Trafficking Managua, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega has criticized the double standard of the US government against the drug trafficking, a scourge that together with organized crime, he said, it is a common challenge faced by all countries in the region. Panama Rescues 100 Human Traffic Victims 02 de septiembre de 2016, 13:31 Panama, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The number of persons rescued in Panama from the hands of human trafficking bands, as a result of 40 operations, reaches 120, as reported by the Security Minister, Alexis Bethancourt. The FMLN Asks Respect for the Internal Affairs of El Salvador 01 de septiembre de 2016, 09:54 San Salvador, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The head of the parliamentary group of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN, in Spanish), Norma Guevara, expressed her hope that the United States respects the internal affairs of El Salvador. More than 400 Extortionists Arrested this Year in Honduras 30 de agosto de 2016, 14:41 Tegucigalpa, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina)Honduran authorities said today that at least 422 extortionists were arrested so far this year during different police operations carried out in this Central American country. Mexico Shocked: Singer Juan Gabriel Died Mexico, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The death of prominent singer Juan Gabriel in Santa Monica, California, the United States, today leaves a void in the world of art and entertainment, especially in his native Mexico. Morena Party President Considers a Disaster Justice in Mexico Mexico, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Executive Committee of National Regeneration (Morena), Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Movement defined today as a disaster the administration of justice in Mexico. More Than 200.000 Displaced Due to Violence in Honduras 27 de agosto de 2016, 10:51 Tegucigalpa, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Over 200.000 Hondurans were forced to flee in this Central American country last year due to violence, humanitarian agencies reported today. Thousands of Illegal Migrants Were Helped on Their Way Through Panama 26 de agosto de 2016, 10:47 Panama, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) A Security Ministry report revealed that 9,000 illegal migrants have received humanitarian care in Panama in recent months, out of which 2,400 remain in the country today. Peruvian Communist Leaders Stress Fidel Castro's Importance 25 de agosto de 2016, 00:02 Lima, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The two main Peruvian communist leaders today stressed the importance of the tribute a regional event of leftist parties will pay here to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, for his 90th birthday. Solis-Obama Meeting Strengthens Ties between Costa Rica and the US 23 de agosto de 2016, 08:42 San Jose, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, and US'' Barack Obama met in the White House and strengthened Washington''s help to this nation to combat drug and human trafficking. Honduras, Dangerous Country for Human Right Activists United Nations, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for human rights activists, said today the UN special rapporteur, Michel Forst and Inter-American rapporteur Jose de Jesus Orozco. Parents of Ayotzinapa Case Victims Stop Dialogue with Procuratorate 19 de agosto de 2016, 09:47 Mexico, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Parents of 43 teachers missing in Mexico, who today are continuing their struggle to know the whereabouts of their children, have broken their dialogue with the Mexican Attorney General''s Office (PGR, in Spanish). Nicaragua Hosts Regional Congress on Occupational Health and Safety 18 de agosto de 2016, 11:52 Managua, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today will host the first international Congress on Occupational Health and Safety, with the participation of experts from Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic, in addition to the host country. Reelected Dominican President Highlights Economic Achievements 16 de agosto de 2016, 15:42 Santo Domingo, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The reelected Dominican President, Danilo Medina, highlighted today that the economy of this country grew more than expected in the last four years, which allowed to extract more than 900 thousand nationals out of poverty. Teachers and Parents of the 43 Teaching Students March in Mexico City 16 de agosto de 2016, 10:17 Mexico, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Members of the National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE, in Spanish) and parents of the 43 missing teaching students of Ayotzinapa, will march today to the Ministry of the Interior in Mexico City. Costa Rica Returns 66 Cubans to Panama for Illegal Entry 15 de agosto de 2016, 10:12San Jose, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The General Directorate of Migration and Immigration of Costa Rica have returned 66 Cubans to Panama for entering the country illegally and have reiterated the official position of denying the entry of illegal migrants. Mexico: 28 Clandestine Burial Sites Found in Veracruz 15 de agosto de 2016, 00:05Mexico, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Solecito Veracruzano Collective found 28 clandestine burial sites in an area at north of the port of the Mexican state of Veracruz, between August 5 and August 13, was published today.