Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Birthrate Decreases in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13438&SEO=birthrate-decreases-in-cuba Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The birth rate in Cuba declined by 8,192 births from 2015 to 2016, with a total of 116,872 cases last year, according to data from the Statistical Yearbook for Health released today by local press. Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, an Example of Unprecedented Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13387&SEO=henry-reeve-medical-brigade-an-example-of-unprecedented-solidarity By Nicholas Valdes Cuba Exposes in Mexico Experiences to Face Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13386&SEO=cuba-exposes-in-mexico-experiences-to-face-natural-disasters By Orlando Oramas Leon Ancient Peruvian Civilization More Complex than Previously Thought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13379&SEO=ancient-peruvian-civilization-more-complex-than-previously-thought Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) A civilization that flourished in Peru 15,000 years ago was much more advanced than originally thought and had complex social networks with bureaucracy and religion, the Florida Atlantic University reported today. NASA Probe on a Fast Track to Reach Metallic Asteroid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13354&SEO=nasa-probe-on-a-fast-track-to-reach-metallic-asteroid Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) NASA announced that it had approved a mission, Psyche, to the asteroid belt. Today, the organization announced a shift in Psyche''s launch schedule -- with big ramifications. Premature Deaths Due to Chronic Diseases Increase in Jamaica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13343&SEO=premature-deaths-due-to-chronic-diseases-increase-in-jamaica Kingston, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Health Minister Christopher Tufton has warned of the growing level of premature deaths from chronic diseases, The Observer newspaper reported today. NASA Says That Five Asteroids Will Come Close to Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13337&SEO=nasa-says-that-five-asteroids-will-come-close-to-earth Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina)It is a scene we all dread - an enormous space rock colliding with Earth, causing widespread chaos and destruction. Colombian Caribbean Regions on Alert due to Magdalena's Overflow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13320&SEO=colombian-caribbean-regions-on-alert-due-to-magdalenas-overflow Bogota, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Zones of the Colombian Caribbean are on the alert due to the unusual overflow of the Magdalena River, which flows into that region after running through most of the country, the newspaper El Tiempo reports. 2.7 Billion People Exposed to Earthquakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13313&SEO=2.7-billion-people-exposed-to-earthquakes Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) One out of three people is exposed to earthquakes and some one billion people to floods in 155 countries, while 414 million people live near one of the 220 volcanoes most dangerous, said today regional sources. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13284&SEO=heberprot-p-reaches-slovakia-first-stop-in-the-european-union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Syria Holds Scientific Conference on Medical Care http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13273&SEO=syria-holds-scientific-conference-on-medical-care Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media outlets today highlight the development of the XIV Medical Scientific Conference, which includes representatives from 29 countries and the host nation. Humans Originated in Europe, Not Africa: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13222&SEO=humans-originated-in-europe-not-africa-study Abuja, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Humans may have originated in Europe, and not in Africa, much earlier than previously thought, according to the study of a 7.2 million-year-old pre-human fossil that could potentially rewrite the history of evolution. China in Favor of Peaceful and Sustainable Antarctic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13219&SEO=china-in-favor-of-peaceful-and-sustainable-antarctic-development Beijing, May 23 (Prensa Latina) China reaffirmed its commitment to make more contributions to peace and stability and sustainable development in Antarctic and the international community, according to a report released here today. Experts Discuss on Swine Genetics in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13214&SEO=experts-discuss-on-swine-genetics-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 experts from 16 countries are discussing today on genetics and reproduction of pigs, issues of two of eight workshops to be held during the second day of the Seventh International Seminar on Tropical Swine Production. OIC Calls for Intensification of Actions Against Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13181&SEO=oic-calls-for-intensification-of-actions-against-cholera-in-yemen Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded today that the international community intensifies efforts to halt the cholera epidemic in Yemen, an Arab country that had been devastated by two years of war. Mystery of Milky Way's 'Alien-Megastructure' Star Unsolved http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13180&SEO=mystery-of-milky-ways-alien-megastructure-star-unsolved Washington, May 22 (Prensa Latina) In a distant spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy, some 1,480 light-years from Earth, a star, KIC 8462852, but informally called ''Tabby''s Star'' or ''Boyajian''s Star'' is acting in ways the world''s astronomy community has never seen before, defying all known explanations. The World Celebrates International Biodiversity Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13166&SEO=the-world-celebrates-international-biodiversity-day Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Day of Biodiversity is celebrated today in all nations with the aim of increasing understanding and awareness of its protection. Peculiar Festival Held to Protect Cuban Land Crabs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13134&SEO=peculiar-festival-held-to-protect-cuban-land-crabs Baracoa, Cuba, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Food, arts and environmental education merge today here in the Festival of Crabs, a peculiar initiative that has been held for nine years in this city to protect Cuban crabs. South Africa also Promoting Renewables for Its Energy Matrix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13116&SEO=south-africa-also-promoting-renewables-for-its-energy-matrix Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government will continue to invest in renewable sources as part of its energy mix, said Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi. Use of Fungus Increases Plant Growth, Mexican Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13110&SEO=use-of-fungus-increases-plant-growth-mexican-scientists Mexico, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Mexican scientists have found that two species of the fungus Trichoderma spp produce hormones that stimulate the growth of plants such as maize, beans, wheat, sorghum, canola, cotton, walnut and prickly pear. April 2017 Was Earth's Second Warmest in 137 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13109&SEO=april-2017-was-earths-second-warmest-in-137-years Washington, May 19 (Prensa Latina) April temperature and the first four months of 2017 marked the second warmest place in 137 years of record, the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports today. WHO Announces First Ebola Vaccine Tests in DRC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13089&SEO=who-announces-first-ebola-vaccine-tests-in-drc Geneva, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has today said that it is set to test the first global vaccine against Ebola in Africa, second outbreak of which is currently affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). WHO Raises Death Toll in Cholera Outbreak in Yemen to 222 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13069&SEO=who-raises-death-toll-in-cholera-outbreak-in-yemen-to-222 Sanaa, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the death toll from the cholera outbreak in Yemen to 222. China Succeeds in Mining Combustible Ice in South China Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13065&SEO=china-succeeds-in-mining-combustible-ice-in-south-china-sea Beijing, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts have managed to collect samples of combustible ice in the South China Sea, a substantial progress for the global energy revolution, Minister of Land and Resources, Jiang Daming, said. Cuba and U.S. to Study Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13060&SEO=cuba-and-u.s.-to-study-coral-reefs Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Cuba and the United States started a joint expedition to study the deep coral reefs surrounding the Caribbean island, the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) reported on Thursday. Environmental Contingency Continues in Mexican Valley http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13013&SEO=environmental-contingency-continues-in-mexican-valley Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis determined that Phase 1 of Environmental Contingency in the Valley of Mexico will continue, where high levels of pollution persist. Forests Cover 31.1 Percent of the Cuban Archipelago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13006&SEO=forests-cover-31.1-percent-of-the-cuban-archipelago Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached in 2016, 31.1 percent of forest rate 0.5 higher than the previous year) a figure that confirms the trend towards the progressive growth of the area covered by forests registered in the last five years. Cuba for the Control of Patients with Arterial Hypertension http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13004&SEO=cuba-for-the-control-of-patients-with-arterial-hypertension Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health authorities work to control arterial hypertension (AHT), after several years of progress in identifying patients with this disease, which affects almost a third of the population. Abdominal Obesity Increases Risk of Brain Stroke in Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12992&SEO=abdominal-obesity-increases-risk-of-brain-stroke-in-women Madrid, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Abdominal obesity increases the risk of having an ischemic stroke, with a greater impact on women, said a research published today by the European Journal of Neurology. Cuba Creates Medicine to Counteract Alzheimer Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12971&SEO=cuba-creates-medicine-to-counteract-alzheimer-progress Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba creates medicine that seeks to delay the progress of Alzheimer, expressed health officials here on Thursday, when announcing that that the drug, called NeuroEpo, will undergo clinical trials for the first time in humans. Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue Cases Increase in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12967&SEO=zika-chikungunya-dengue-cases-increase-in-costa-rica Sam Jose, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Data from the Health Ministry in Costa Rica today reveal a total of 152 confirmed cases of zika in the first 16 weeks of 2017, while notifying 759 people likely to carry that dangerous arbovirus. KELT-11b: Puffy Gas Giant Found 320 Light Years Away http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12966&SEO=kelt-11b-puffy-gas-giant-found-320-light-years-away Wahington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A multinational team of astronomers led by Lehigh University researcher Joshua Pepper has discovered a ‘styrofoam''-density exoplanet orbiting the bright subgiant star KELT-11. Mapping The Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbours http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12962&SEO=mapping-the-magnetic-bridge-between-our-nearest-galactic-neighbours Canberra, May 16 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, astronomers have detected a magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge, the filament of gas stretching 75 thousand light-years between the Milky Way Galaxy''s nearest galactic neighbours: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC, respectively). Second Case of Ebola Confirmed in Congo Says WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12915&SEO=second-case-of-ebola-confirmed-in-congo-says-who Geneva,May 15 (Prensa Latina)A second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Colombian Congress Begins Key Phase to Deal with Peace Laws http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12910&SEO=colombian-congress-begins-key-phase-to-deal-with-peace-laws Bogota, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government is beginning as of today an offensive in the Congress to use the last month of the fast track to process the so-called peace laws. Africa to Administer First Vaccine Against Malaria in 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12894&SEO=africa-to-administer-first-vaccine-against-malaria-in-2018 Nairobi, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The African states of Kenya, Ghana and Malawi will give the first malaria vaccine in 2018 in a pilot program to eradicate the disease. Cholera Outbreak Worsens in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12892&SEO=cholera-outbreak-worsens-in-yemen Sanaa, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The current cholera epidemic affecting the population of Yemen has so far caused 115 deaths, while 8,500 people remain in hospitals. More than 2,000 Bolivians Treated in Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12888&SEO=more-than-2000-bolivians-treated-in-health-fair Cochabamba, Bolivia, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban doctors from 30 specialties treated more than two thousand Bolivians during the first day of the Health Fair that ends today in the Valle Hermoso Comprehensive Community Hospital in this city. Hackers Attack French Automaker Renault http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12859&SEO=hackers-attack-french-automaker-renault Paris, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The automaker Renault reported today that some of its plant in France had been hit by hackers, as part of a worldwide wave of attacks on computers. Cuban Vice President Visits Modern Information Technology Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12816&SEO=cuban-vice-president-visits-modern-information-technology-center Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Vice President of Cuba, visited today the television transmitter center of this province, where he confirmed the country''s willingness to continue developing digital television. Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth Possibly Found in Australian Rocks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12811&SEO=oldest-evidence-of-life-on-earth-possibly-found-in-australian-rocks Sydney, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ancient rocks found in a remote stretch of Western Australia may contain the world''s oldest known evidence of life on land, a new study finds. Nearly Pristine Ankylosaur Fossil Found in Montana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12808&SEO=nearly-pristine-ankylosaur-fossil-found-in-montana Washington,May 11 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have discovered a new species of horned, club-tailed dinosaur with a spooky resemblance to the monstrous demigod Zuul, one of the villains of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. Hematologists Bet on Early Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12802&SEO=hematologists-bet-on-early-diagnosis-of-multiple-myeloma Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The hematology institutes from Latin America and the world are betting on early diagnosis of multiple myeloma (a cancer of plasma cells), Argentine specialist, Maria Florencia Delgado, said. Chile to Sell Cannabis-Based Medicines for the First Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12784&SEO=chile-to-sell-cannabis-based-medicines-for-the-first-time Santiago de Chile, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Cannabis sativa (marijuana)-based medicines will be sold for the first time in Chile to treat different types of cancer, Parkinson or fibromyalgia on doctor''s order. WHO Backs Investigation in Liberia after Mysterious Deaths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12768&SEO=who-backs-investigation-in-liberia-after-mysterious-deaths United Nations, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) noted today that it supports epidemiological and laboratory investigations in Liberia to identify the microorganism responsible for an outbreak causing mysterious deaths. Heberprot-P: 10 Years in the Market, 65000 Patients Benefited in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12748&SEO=heberprot-p-10-years-in-the-market-65000-patients-benefited-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) After almost ten years in the market, the Cuban drug Heberprot-P, the only medicine of its kind effective against diabetic foot ulcers, has benefited more than 65,000 patients in the island, it was reported today. World Hematologists Share Experiences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12741&SEO=world-hematologists-share-experiences-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology continues its activities in this capital today, consolidating itself as a platform for specialists from around the world to share experiences in this field of health. Meningitis: Possible Cause of Mysterious Lethal Outbreak in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12684&SEO=meningitis-possible-cause-of-mysterious-lethal-outbreak-in-liberia Monrovia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A type of meningitis may be the cause of the outbreak of an unknown disease that has killed at least 13 people in this country, reported the health authorities today. International Blue Flag Award to 342 Italian Beaches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12652&SEO=international-blue-flag-award-to-342-italian-beaches Rome, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Today, the number of Italian beaches awarded with the International Blue Flag 2017 prize, rose to 342, 49 more than last year. This is an award created by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). MEDICuba-Switzerland Strengthens Ties 25 Years its Creation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12647&SEO=medicuba-switzerland-strengthens-ties-25-years-its-creation Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) 25 years after the creation of the MEDICuba-Switzerland collaboration program, the organization is designing four new strategies for assistance, especially for children and the elderly. Cuba in Action Week Against Mosquito in America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12642&SEO=cuba-in-action-week-against-mosquito-in-america Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba joins today a week of action against the Mosquito in the Americas with a broad program of activities, focused on the elimination of breeding insects transmitters of arbovirus, Aedes aegypti. Debate About Poverty Eradication in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12635&SEO=debate-about-poverty-eradication-in-the-un United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) installed a three -day session dedicated to talk about poverty eradication, a phenomenon affecting more than 800 million human beings in the planet. Dead Zones Mark Latest Threat to Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12630&SEO=dead-zones-mark-latest-threat-to-coral-reefs Washington, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Dead zones that snuff out marine life may affect dozens of coral reefs around the world, and threaten hundreds more. Non Communicable Diseases Cause 400,000 Deaths Annually in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12616&SEO=non-communicable-diseases-cause-400000-deaths-annually-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Non-communicable diseases cause around 400,000 deaths per year in Vietnam, Health officials said at a conference on the subject. Nicaraguan Volcano Lagoons Proposed as World´s Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12609&SEO=nicaraguan-volcano-lagoons-proposed-as-worldas-heritage Managua, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The volcano lagoons in Nicaragua have been proposed as world heritage, given their unique and peculiar features which make these sites the host for various endemic species. The proposal, according to El 19 Digital newspaper, was suggested by the non-governmental organization The Peace Project, located at the Laguna de Apoyo, amid municipalities of Masaya and Granada. El Niño Could Return to Panama and Damage Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12585&SEO=el-nino-could-return-to-panama-and-damage-agriculture Panama, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian meteorologists predicted that there were 50 percent of probabilities that the atmospheric phenomenon El Niño returns to Panama by the end of June or in early August, causing a disaster in agriculture. Researchers Identify Immunotherapy Targets in Early-stage Lung Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12577&SEO=researchers-identify-immunotherapy-targets-in-early-stage-lung-cancer Washington,May 6 (Prensa Latina) A study published in Cell magazine, led by oncologist Miriam Merad of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, created an atlas of immune cells associated with early-stage lung cancer 1. Turkey Will Continue Blocking Access to Wikipedia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12548&SEO=turkey-will-continue-blocking-access-to-wikipedia Ankara, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Court number 1 of this capital ruled today to continue the blockade in Turkey to the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, after rejecting the appeal presented by the administrators of this website to lift the ban. New Japanese Space Mission Will Be Going to the Moons of Mars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12541&SEO=new-japanese-space-mission-will-be-going-to-the-moons-of-mars Washington, May 5 (Prensa Latina)The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has a different mission in mind when it comes to the coming decades. Instead of exploring the Moon or Mars, they propose exploring the moons of Mars. Decades of Data on World's Oceans Reveal a Troubling Oxygen Decline http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12531&SEO=decades-of-data-on-worlds-oceans-reveal-a-troubling-oxygen-decline Washington, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water - an important measure of ocean health - has been declining for more than 20 years. Mysterious Ailment Kills Two More in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12527&SEO=mysterious-ailment-kills-two-more-in-liberia Monrovia, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A mysterious ailment that has broke out in Liberia has killed another two persons, reported Thursday health authorities who said they would carry out autopsies in quest of trying to identify what kind of disease it is. Cuba: World Experts to Talk on Hematology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12511&SEO=cuba-world-experts-to-talk-on-hematology Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 24 countries of the planet will come to Cuba to discuss on leukemia, immunology, coagulation problems and others, during the celebration of the 8th Cuban Congress of Hematology (Hematology 2017), to start on May 8 in the Cuban capital. Study Shows Inhibition of an Enzyme can Prevent Weight Gain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12471&SEO=study-shows-inhibition-of-an-enzyme-can-prevent-weight-gain Washington, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Researchers of the National Health Lung and Blood Institute (Nhlbi) of the United States showed in a study published here that by inhibiting a protein can prevent weight gain in the middle-aged person. Iran, Cuba to Increase Medical-Scientific Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12449&SEO=iran-cuba-to-increase-medical-scientific-collaboration Tehran, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Specialists and authorities in Iran and Cuba held talks in this capital to determine the possibilities and conditions for expanding bilateral collaboration in the medical-scientific field, a diplomatic source announced today. Argentine Child Victim of Blue Whale Online Suicide Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12446&SEO=argentine-child-victim-of-blue-whale-online-suicide-game Buenos Aires, May 3 (Prensa Latina) A 14-year-old Argentine boy continues today between life and death, a victim of the dangerous online game Blue Whale, which encourages to challenges that lead people to suicide. Caribbean on Alert over Kick 'em Jenny Underwater Volcano http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12436&SEO=caribbean-on-alert-over-kick-em-jenny-underwater-volcano Saint George, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Several insular nations in the Eastern Caribbean are now closely monitoring the intensity of the Kick-''em-Jenny underwater volcano, located five miles north of Grenada. Cuba Recognizes Importance of Arthroscopy Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12435&SEO=cuba-recognizes-importance-of-arthroscopy-event Ciego de Avila, Cuba May 3 (Prensa Latina) Swiss expert, Peter Buess, has acknowledged here today that arthroscopy courses, developed in this city, are a bridge for the exchange of experience between European and Cuban specialists. International Symposium on Arthroscopy in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12412&SEO=international-symposium-on-arthroscopy-in-cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The 13th International Symposium on Arthroscopy, Ciego de Avila-2017, opened today in this city, with the attendance of several specialists from Switzerland, Canada, Austria, France, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Cuban Medical Brigade Reaches One Month of Activity in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12392&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-reaches-one-month-of-activity-in-peru Piura, Peru, May 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban medical brigade today celebrated a month of solidarity work in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings, with attention to the victims of heavy rains registered in the region of Piura. Study Shows Effect of Galaxy Collisions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12390&SEO=study-shows-effect-of-galaxy-collisions Washington, May 2 (Prensa Latina) U.S. scientists have showed in a study released today that galaxy collisions, especially those of abundant molecular gas, can eject bursts as new stars are formed inside them. Plaque Immortalizes Canoe Expedition from the Amazon to the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12335&SEO=plaque-immortalizes-canoe-expedition-from-the-amazon-to-the-caribbean Puerto de Misahualli, Ecuador, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) In the port of Misahualli, in the Ecuadorian province of Napo, a commemorative plaque immortalized the scientific expedition in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, which Latin American experts led by Cuban geographer Antonio Nuñez Jimenez carried out 30 years ago. Mystery Illness Has Killed 9 in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12321&SEO=mystery-illness-has-killed-9-in-liberia Monrovia, April 30 (Prensa Latina) A mysterious illness that has caused nine deaths and eight infected in a town close to this city, capital of Liberia, is keeping health authorities at bay. France Urges USA to Observe Climate Change Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12318&SEO=france-urges-usa-to-observe-climate-change-agreement Paris, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) French Environment Minister Segolene Royal has urged the United States to respect the commitments included in the agreement to fight climate change, sealed in Paris during the 2015 climate summit. Cuban Speleologist Remembers Crossing The Amazon River http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12278&SEO=cuban-speleologist-remembers-crossing-the-amazon-river Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologist Alejandro Romero, a delegate of Cuban Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Man in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, remembered the trip in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, 30 years ago. Chile Hit by Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12275&SEO=chile-hit-by-earthquake Santiago de Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina Chile is still under the scourge of telluric movements,that started last Saturday, when a strong quake of 5.8 degrees in the Richter scale was felt Friday at noon in the central part of the South American country. NASA Finds Earth's Frozen Twin Planet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12273&SEO=nasa-finds-earths-frozen-twin-planet Washington,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The hottest new exoplanet is anything but hot. Planet OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb is almost identical to Earth, except that it''s a ball of ice. Japan Warns of Possible Volcanic Eruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12271&SEO=japan-warns-of-possible-volcanic-eruption Tokyo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s meteorological authorities issued a warning for navigation near the underwater volcano Bayonnaise Rocks, which lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, 400 kilometers from the capital. Google and Facebook Fall into Phishing Scam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12266&SEO=google-and-facebook-fall-into-phishing-scam Washington, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) US companies Google and Facebook, giants within the computer industry, admitted today that they fell victims of phishing, a term used to identify scams based on identity theft. Dissemination and Exchange, Priorities for Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12256&SEO=dissemination-and-exchange-priorities-for-scientists Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The dissemination of information on epidemiological risks in various parts of the world is a priority area at the 6th International Conference on Giardia and Cryptosporidium, which concludes today in this capital. Scientist Discoverer of Quinua Genome Invited to Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12243&SEO=scientist-discoverer-of-quinua-genome-invited-to-bolivia La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Quinua Center Scientists Create Artificial Womb to Help Prematurely Born Babies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12224&SEO=scientists-create-artificial-womb-to-help-prematurely-born-babies Washington,Apr 27 Prensa Latina) Scientists have created an ''artificial womb'' in the hopes of someday using the device to save babies born extremely prematurely. United Kingdom Analyze Reality of Parasitology in Cuban Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12218&SEO=united-kingdom-analyze-reality-of-parasitology-in-cuban-conference Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Cryptosporidium laboratory reports have increased during the last two years in the United Kingdom, demonstrating the progress of that parasite through all regions of the planet, specialist Richard Elson said. Mexico Develops Vaccine to Prevent Amebiasis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12205&SEO=mexico-develops-vaccine-to-prevent-amebiasis Mexico, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexican researchers have developed a recombinant vaccine that increases the immune response to amebiasis, a condition that affects mainly poverty sectors, it was reported today. Seminar Held in Nepal on Second Anniversary of Quake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12185&SEO=seminar-held-in-nepal-on-second-anniversary-of-quake Katmandú,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Nepal''s government has pledged to accelerate its recovery efforts from the 2015 earthquakes in a seminar held in this capital. Mild Tremor Shakes Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12136&SEO=mild-tremor-shakes-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Seismological Service (SSN) today recorded a perceptible earthquake of magnitude 4.5 degree on the Richter scale, with reports from various localities of this province and those of Guantanamo and Granma. Climate Change May Alter Human Physical Activity Patterns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12126&SEO=climate-change-may-alter-human-physical-activity-patterns Washington, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Regular physical activity supports healthy human functioning. Might climate changeâ€''by modifying the environmental determinants of human physical activityâ€''alter exercise rates in the future. Extreme Weather Linked to Greenhouse Gases, Global Warming, Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12125&SEO=extreme-weather-linked-to-greenhouse-gases-global-warming-study Washington, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Weird weather and climate warming are two separate things, but a Stanford team is linking them. Warm Winds: New Insight Into What Weakens Antarctic Ice Shelves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12120&SEO=warm-winds-new-insight-into-what-weakens-antarctic-ice-shelves London,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds play in influencing the behaviour of Antarctic ice shelves. Fossils May Be Earliest Known Multicellular Life: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12118&SEO=fossils-may-be-earliest-known-multicellular-life-study Stockcolm,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers said today. WHO Warns of Malaria Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12113&SEO=who-warns-of-malaria-risk Geneva, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) About 3.2 billion people, almost half of the world''s population, are at risk of malaria, warns the WHO on the occasion of the World Day for this disease, held every April 25. Symposium in Cuba to Tackle Wetlands Preservation and Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12105&SEO=symposium-in-cuba-to-tackle-wetlands-preservation-and-management Matanzas, Cuba, April 24 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Symposium on Wetlands Management, which is called by the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), will tackle some priority issues today on wetland preservation. WHO Pushes World Immunization Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12085&SEO=who-pushes-world-immunization-week Geneva ,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization calls on all nations to push more in the vacination programas because there are 19,4 millon children that need those benfits. MIT Selling 8 Million of Coveted IPv4 Addresses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12083&SEO=mit-selling-8-million-of-coveted-ipv4-addresses Washington,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Mass. Institute of Techology,MIT, is selling half of its 16 million valuable IPv4 addresses, an increasingly scarce stash it has held since the birth of the Internet. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi Chosen to Test World's First Malaria Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12081&SEO=ghana-kenya-and-malawi-chosen-to-test-worlds-first-malaria-vaccine Gineva,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Three African countries have been chosen to test the world''s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced today. Science Record Set on International Space Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12078&SEO=science-record-set-on-international-space-station Washington,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina)The astronauts of Expedition 50 have done just that by setting a new record for most time spent on scientific research on the International Space Station. Cuba Electrifies Homes with Photovoltaic Solar Panels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12064&SEO=cuba-electrifies-homes-with-photovoltaic-solar-panels Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Electrification with photovoltaic solar panels to isolated homes is today a strategy of the Cuban State to benefit families living in places with difficult access. Indian Space Agency Turns Eyes on Venus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12057&SEO=indian-space-agency-turns-eyes-on-venus New Delhi, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) After its mission to Mars succeeded, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans the first orbiter flight to Venus, for which it invited today scientists across the country to present their projects. Trip to the Sixth Continent: Antarctica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12009&SEO=trip-to-the-sixth-continent-antarctica By Fausto Triana, Special Envoy Magellan Strait (Prensa Latina) Some time ago I was lucky to visit South Africa and Australia. Then I had the idea I had traveled to the end of the world. The reason is very simple, frequently we forget Antarctica exists. FAO Presents in Cuba Views of Urban Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11971&SEO=fao-presents-in-cuba-views-of-urban-agriculture Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) FAO representative in Cuba, Theodor Friedrich, delivers here the master lecture ''Increasing Urban and Suburban Agriculture'', in the closing session of an international conference on this kind of food production. Cuba To Host International Pharmaceutical Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11965&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-pharmaceutical-workshop Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Workshop On Aseptic Processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry will open here next Monday, with the attendance of experts from 8 countries of the Americas and Europe, organizers announced. Cuba Hosts 6th Workshop of Basic Biomedical Sciences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11953&SEO=cuba-hosts-6th-workshop-of-basic-biomedical-sciences Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Workshop on Basic Biomedical Sciences started today in this capital with a great international participation and the aim to continue raising the level of Cuban health professionals, recognized worldwide. Canadian Environment Minister Sued For Failing to Protect Caribou http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11950&SEO=canadian-environment-minister-sued-for-failing-to-protect-caribou Ottawa, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is being sued for not protecting boreal woodland caribou. Pigeons Share Human Ability to Build Knowledge Across Generations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11946&SEO=pigeons-share-human-ability-to-build-knowledge-across-generations London,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina)Homing pigeons may share the human capacity to build on the knowledge of others, improving their navigational efficiency over time, a new Oxford University study has found. The Neuro Anatomical Basis of Forgiveness Revealed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11942&SEO=the-neuro-anatomical-basis-of-forgiveness-revealed Rome,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina)Researchers studied the areas of the brain involved in processes which prompt us to forgive those who have seriously, but unintentionally, messed up. India and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11901&SEO=india-and-cuba-strengthen-cooperation-in-biotechnology New Delhi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) India may get benefits with the progress of Cuban biotechnology, one of the greatest achievements by Cuba after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959. Fort McMurray Firefighters Still Suffering a Year After Blaze, Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11900&SEO=fort-mcmurray-firefighters-still-suffering-a-year-after-blaze-study Ottawa, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) A year after the big fire in Fort McMurray, in the Canadian province of Alberta, firefighters who participated in its extinction have physical and mental damages, a report says. Scientists Blame Global Warming for Phenomenon Called River Piracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11898&SEO=scientists-blame-global-warming-for-phenomenon-called-river-piracy Ottawa,Apr 19 Prensa Latina) The massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in northern Canada has retreated about a mile up its valley over the past century. Spanish Scientists Identify New Component to Treat Myeloid Leukemia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11888&SEO=spanish-scientists-identify-new-component-to-treat-myeloid-leukemia Barcelona, Spain, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists have identified the type 1 serotonin receptor (HTR1) as a new therapeutic target for the treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), the specialized press reported today. Wildfires Lead to State of Emergency in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11884&SEO=wildfires-lead-to-state-of-emergency-in-guatemala Guatemala, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The state of emergency, from today on, is in force in Guatemala to facilitate the control and extinction of forest fires, protect communities threatened by them and channel the budget necessary to face the emergency. Italian and Cuban Surgeons to Debate on New Health Technologies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11871&SEO=italian-and-cuban-surgeons-to-debate-on-new-health-technologies Havana, April 19 (Prensa Latina) As part of the 9th Congress of Cuba-Italy Surgery, specialists from both nations will have the possibility to debate on the new health technologies in this sector, the organizers said. Cuban and US Experts to Exchange on Multiple Sclerosis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11850&SEO=cuban-and-us-experts-to-exchange-on-multiple-sclerosis Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States will discuss here on multiple sclerosis and the possibilities of stem cell treatment during a scientific clinical exchange on May 4 and 5. Nanoparticles Reprogram Immune Cells to Fight Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11846&SEO=nanoparticles-reprogram-immune-cells-to-fight-cancer Washington Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed biodegradable nanoparticles that can be used to genetically program immune cells to recognize and destroy cancer cellsâ€''while the immune cells are still inside the body. Colombia: Tragedy in Mocoa Could Had Been Avoided by Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11837&SEO=colombia-tragedy-in-mocoa-could-had-been-avoided-by-authorities Bogota, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Without waiting for the results of the investigation on the avalanche in Mocoa, criticism in Colombia continues today for the lack of foresight by the authorities to avoid the tragedy experienced in the southern municipality where 321 people died. Brazil Records Alarming Increase of Diabetes Cases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11816&SEO=brazil-records-alarming-increase-of-diabetes-cases Brasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Brazil recorded an alarming increase in the number of patients diagnosed with diabetes in the last 10 years, which now represent almost nine percent of the total Brazilian population, the Public Health Ministry reported. Heart Diseases, Main Cause of Mortality in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11802&SEO=heart-diseases-main-cause-of-mortality-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Heart diseases lead the list of Cuba''s top 10 causes of death, according to statistics from the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) published today. International Council for Science Meets in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11797&SEO=international-council-for-science-meets-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU), is beginning here today with specialized debates focused on sustainable development. Possible Hackers' Attacks Make International Headlines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11741&SEO=possible-hackers-attacks-make-international-headlines London, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Possible hackers'' attacks were reported in the week ending today in relation to the British referendum to leave the European Union (Brexit) and the possible interference by a United States agency in international banking information. Ultrasound Scan in Intensive Medicine, a New Cuban Experience http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11723&SEO=ultrasound-scan-in-intensive-medicine-a-new-cuban-experience Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban experience in the application of ultrasound scan in intensive medicine is considered as one of most interesting issues debated at the International Congress URGRAV-2017, held in Havana. MAVEN Spacecraft Detected Metal Ions in Mars Atmosphere http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11675&SEO=maven-spacecraft-detected-metal-ions-in-mars-atmosphere Washington, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) NASA''s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) spacecraft, in orbit around the Red Planet since 2014, has detected metal ions in Mars'' upper atmosphere, marking the first detection of metal in the atmosphere of a world other than Earth. Cuba Calls to Support More Events on Critical Medicine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11671&SEO=cuba-calls-to-support-more-events-on-critical-medicine Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Pan American Federation of Critical Medicine and Intensive Therapies, Agamenón Quintero, called here today to support events such as Urgrav 2017, which benefit patients in the region. Glowing Bacteria Offer Hope For Safe Detection of Landmines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11670&SEO=glowing-bacteria-offer-hope-for-safe-detection-of-landmines London,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers at an Israeli university has successfully tested a technology using fluorescent bacteria and lasers that could become a safer system for detecting buried landmines. Important International Science Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11666&SEO=important-international-science-congress-in-cuba Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 350 scientific works were received by the 7th International Congress on Medical Urgencies, Emergencies and Intensive Care (URGRAV 2017) in its second day at the Havana Convewntion Center Thursday. UN Rapporteur Visits Cuban Sexual Education Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11650&SEO=un-rapporteur-visits-cuban-sexual-education-center Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazi Gianmmarino visits today the National Sexual Education Center (Cenesex) in compliance with her agenda in Cuba to verify the struggle against human trafficking. Viral Diseases Threaten Southern Asia due to Lack of Preparation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11646&SEO=viral-diseases-threaten-southern-asia-due-to-lack-of-preparation New Delhi, April 13 (Prensa Latina) India and the South Asian countries today lack proper preparation to deal with vector-borne viral infections such as dengue, zika, ebola and chikungunya, today revealed a study released in this capital. Better Detection May Explain Higher Child Cancer Numbers:Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11619&SEO=better-detection-may-explain-higher-child-cancer-numbersstudy London,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Global childhood cancer rates jumped 13 percent in the decade to 2010 compared to the 1980s, according to a UN-backed study released Wednesday that says the increase may be due in part to improved detection,according to The Lancet. Zika Virus: Themis Initiates Worldwide First Study of Zika Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11617&SEO=zika-virus-themis-initiates-worldwide-first-study-of-zika-vaccine Vienna,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A promising vaccine for the Zika virus is now being tested by Themis Bioscience GmbH, a specialized biotech company developing prophylactic vaccines against emerging tropical infectious diseases. NASA Image of Jupiter Shows Planet in Unprecedented Detail http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11608&SEO=nasa-image-of-jupiter-shows-planet-in-unprecedented-detail Washington, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Jupiter''s gorgeous bands and raging storms are on full display in a jaw-dropping new photo by NASA''s Hubble Space Telescope. French Academicians Praise Cuba's Scientific Potentiality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11593&SEO=french-academicians-praise-cubas-scientific-potentiality Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Franco-Cuban Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation today highlighted Cuba''s progress in medicine, education and biotechnology, as well as the enormous potentiality for the two-way cooperation. Tourism- Visiting Cuban Caves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11562&SEO=tourism-visiting-cuban-caves Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) In the Cuban tourist scene, the cave system attracts more people every year, arriving to the island to enjoy nature trips and adventures, as speleology specialists recognize it today. El Salvador on Alert Due to Possible Seismic Swarm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11556&SEO=el-salvador-on-alert-due-to-possible-seismic-swarm San Salvador, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale closed a telluric day in El Salvador, shaken 275 times by a seismic swarm that killed one person, it was reported today. UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11509&SEO=un-security-council-discusses-climate-change-impact-on-security United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council held a meeting today under the Arria Formula to discuss the impact of climate change on international stability, a forum focused on the threat of sea level increase. Calm Returns to El Salvador After Active Seismic Night http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11508&SEO=calm-returns-to-el-salvador-after-active-seismic-night San Salvador, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Calm returned to El Salvador today after a hectic night with 13 earthquakes, four of them perceptible, including one of 3.9 degrees magnitude on Richter scale. Russian Spacecraft with Three Astronauts on Board Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11494&SEO=russian-spacecraft-with-three-astronauts-on-board-lands Moscow, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft successfully landed in a Kazakh desert area today after bringing to Earth the Russian cosmonauts Serguei Richikov and Andrei Borisenko, along with NASA representative Robert Shane Kimbrough. Mexico Bets on Development of Aerospace Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11485&SEO=mexico-bets-on-development-of-aerospace-industry Mexico, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico hopes to be in the next years among the 10 first countries in sales of the aerospace services and products, the Secretary of the Economy (SE) projects. Health Fairs in Bolivia: Light of Hope with the Support of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11453&SEO=health-fairs-in-bolivia-light-of-hope-with-the-support-of-cuba By Cosset Lazo Pérez Santa Cruz, Bolivia, April 9 (Prensa Latina) The head of medical assistance of the Cuban brigade in Bolivia, Alina Ochoa, highlighted today the impact of the Health Fairs that since 2016 Cuban collaborators carry out here. Hundreds Flee After Three Strong Quakes Strike Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11446&SEO=hundreds-flee-after-three-strong-quakes-strike-philippines Manila, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of residents of coastal areas in a province south of the Philippine capital fled to higher ground fearing a tsunami on Saturday after a series of earthquakes on the main island of Luzon. Cuba Celebrates World Health Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11408&SEO=cuba-celebrates-world-health-day Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba joins today the day for World Health Day with a program of activities dedicated to the care of depression, a mental illness that is the center of attention this year. North American Doctor Recognizes High Quality of Cuban Cardiology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11401&SEO=north-american-doctor-recognizes-high-quality-of-cuban-cardiology Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) American doctor, Roberto Lang, of the American Society of Echocardiography, has stressed today in this capital the level of the Cuban cardiology and the preparation of professionals in this branch of medicine. Cuba Concludes Geosciences 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11393&SEO=cuba-concludes-geosciences-2017 Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention, Geosciences 2017, is concluding here today after several days of debate on this field of knowledge and its contributions to the society and sustainable development. Costa Rican Experts Rise Alert on Poas Volcano http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11379&SEO=costa-rican-experts-rise-alert-on-poas-volcano San Jose, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of the Group of Volcanic and Seismological Surveillance of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) advised to take prevention measures given the increased fumes coming from the Poas volcano. Eight-year-old Girl Living with Monkeys Rescued in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11328&SEO=eight-year-old-girl-living-with-monkeys-rescued-in-india New Delhi, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Indian police rescued an eight-year-old girl living with several monkeys in a natural park in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, today revealed the national press. More Than 1000 Peruvians Already Treated by Cuban Medical Brigade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11278&SEO=more-than-1000-peruvians-already-treated-by-cuban-medical-brigade Piura, Peru, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) More than a thousand patients were treated by the Cuban medical brigade arriving in this northern city of the country to assist the victims of the floods that devastated this territory, the group leader, Rolando Piloto said today. Scientists Show Uncertainty on Future Development of El Niño http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11252&SEO=scientists-show-uncertainty-on-future-development-of-el-nino Brna, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The predictions on the activity of meteorological phenomenon ''El Niño'' for the present year, are still uncertain, since it is not still known if it will develop at global, or at a local level, reported the World Weather Organization. EcuRed Among Finalists of World Telecoms Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11229&SEO=ecured-among-finalists-of-world-telecoms-competition Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Collaborative Encyclopedia, EcuRed, is among the finalists chosen for the awards of the World Summit on the Information Society, local media reported today. Protests against Cuts to US Environmental Agency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11204&SEO=protests-against-cuts-to-us-environmental-agency Washington, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Several organizations in the US state of New York are mobilized today outside the office of Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer to protest against what they consider President Donald Trump''s attacks on the environment. Cuba Hosts 7th Convention on Geosciences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11201&SEO=cuba-hosts-7th-convention-on-geosciences Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Debate sessions, workshops and exhibitions of the 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention are beginning today in this capital, to link this knowledge with society and sustainable development. German Army to Activate New Unit against Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11198&SEO=german-army-to-activate-new-unit-against-cyber-attacks Berlín, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A new unit against cyberattacks will be operative next Wednesday in the German army, according to statements of authorities of the Ministry of Defense of this European nation spread by the local media. Cuba Hosts International Colloquium of Gerontology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11158&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-colloquium-of-gerontology Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) An International Colloquium on Gerontology has begun today in this capital with the attendance of representatives from 15 countries and regions to discuss the rights of senior citizens in the world. Cuban Botanic Gardens Fulfill Travelers Expectations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11124&SEO=cuban-botanic-gardens-fulfill-travelers-expectations Havana, Apr 2 (prensa Latina) The growth of nature tourism today consolidates the journey of many people to Cuba interested in the beauty of the landscape and, above all, to visit the 13 botanical gardens of this country. Bolivia to Get Benefits from Andean Community Satellite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11107&SEO=bolivia-to-get-benefits-from-andean-community-satellite La Paz, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia, now a member of the Andean Community (CAN) will be able to use the capacities of the SES-10 Satellite, which will offer commercial services for operators of telecommunication and broadcasting networks. South Africa Launches 5-Year Plan on HIV, TB, STIs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11055&SEO=south-africa-launches-5-year-plan-on-hiv-tb-stis Pretoria, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is launching a five-year National Strategic Plan to fight HIV, Tuberculosis (TB) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), to follow up with the program expiring this Friday. Geologists from All Latitudes in Earth Sciences Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10994&SEO=geologists-from-all-latitudes-in-earth-sciences-convention Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The 7th International Earth Science Convention will begin here next Monday with geologists, geophysicists and miners from Latin America, North America, Europe and Africa, the website of the event announced today. Trump's Wall Threatens Hundreds of Animal Species http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10954&SEO=trumps-wall-threatens-hundreds-of-animal-species Mexico, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The wall that President Donald Trump intends to raise on the border with Mexico will have a strong ecological impact and would endanger more than 800 animal species, La Jornada newspaper reported today. Intense Heat to Cause More Fatalities by Mid-century http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10946&SEO=intense-heat-to-cause-more-fatalities-by-mid-century Washington, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Fatalities caused by intense heat will keep on growing, even when most countries manage to control global warming at the rates agreed, said a research published today by a specialized journal. Glaciers in Colombia Are Reduced to 37 Square Kilometers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10904&SEO=glaciers-in-colombia-are-reduced-to-37-square-kilometers Bogota, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian scientists say that the glaciers in the country could disappear in less than three decades due to the effects of global warming, a phenomenon they consider without retreat. Lebanon Adopts Summer Time to Encourage Energy Saving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10834&SEO=lebanon-adopts-summer-time-to-encourage-energy-saving Beirut, March 26 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon adopted Daylight Saving Time (DST) today as part of a government practice to encourage energy saving, it was officially announced here. Cuba Presents more than 250 Health Programs at Panamanian Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10819&SEO=cuba-presents-more-than-250-health-programs-at-panamanian-fair Panama, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of more than 250 medical services programs are carried out by Cuban health professionals who attend the Expocomer 2017 International Trade Fair, which ends today. Concern Grows for Smoke and Fire from San Salvador Volcano http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10809&SEO=concern-grows-for-smoke-and-fire-from-san-salvador-volcano San Salvador, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The smoke coming from the volcano San Salvador for three consecutive days represents a threat as big as a possible eruption, because the fire on the slopes increases the chances of landslide. Bolivian Team to Participate in Annual NASA Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10777&SEO=bolivian-team-to-participate-in-annual-nasa-competition La Paz, mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Six students of the Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA) of Bolivia will participate from March 30 through April 1st in the yearly NASA competition: Human Exploration Rover Challenge. South Africa Suspends Import of Brazilian Meat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10730&SEO=south-africa-suspends-import-of-brazilian-meat Pretoria, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazilian meat scandal, SA News reports Thursday. FAO Celebrates World Water Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10692&SEO=fao-celebrates-world-water-day Rome, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates today World Water Day at its headquarters in this capital. The event will include the launch of the 2017 United Nations World Water Development Report under the slogan ''Wastewater: The untapped resource''. Mexico: Over 9 Million People without Drinking Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10683&SEO=mexico-over-9-million-people-without-drinking-water Mexico, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than nine million people in Mexico do not have today access to drinking water, said the National Commission for Water (Conagua). Media Outlets Highlight World Down Syndrome Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10649&SEO=media-outlets-highlight-world-down-syndrome-day Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) International media highlight today the celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, with the aim of increasing public awareness about this genetic alteration caused by the presence of an extra chromosome. Water Convention Brings Together Experts from 17 Countries in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10646&SEO=water-convention-brings-together-experts-from-17-countries-in-cuba Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 17 countries and the United Nations system are participating today in an international convention in Cuba that examines the global problems associated with water and its interrelation with climate change. U.S. and Cuban Scientists Study Hurricanes of the Past http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10642&SEO=u.s.-and-cuban-scientists-study-hurricanes-of-the-past Havana, Mar 21(Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuban researchers analyze the frequency and intensity of hurricanes that ravaged the island in the past, during a workshop being held today in this capital, informs daily Granma. WHO: Co-infection of Tuberculosis and HIV in Europe Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10623&SEO=who-co-infection-of-tuberculosis-and-hiv-in-europe-increases Copenhagen, March 21 (Prensa Latina) A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office released today indicates that tuberculosis co-infection and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) increased in Europe by 40 percent. Brazil: First Seminar on Desalination and Water Reuse http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10579&SEO=brazil-first-seminar-on-desalination-and-water-reuse Brasilia, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) In the midst of the very serious water shortage facing by most of the cities in the northeast of the country, Brazil will hold the First National Symposium on Desalination and Reuse of the Vital Liquid. Cuba Develops Program to Preserve Endemic Palm Tree http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10566&SEO=cuba-develops-program-to-preserve-endemic-palm-tree Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) A program to preserve the Copernicia fallaencis, a an endangered palm tree that is endemic to the region, is being developed in this central Cuban province. Cuba Begins Celebration for 50th Anniversary of Cuban Nephrology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10475&SEO=cuba-begins-celebration-for-50th-anniversary-of-cuban-nephrology Havana, (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Nephrology Institute (INEF) is celebrating from today to Saturday, March 18th, its 50th anniversary, with workshops and refresher courses for professionals of this medical specialty. Glaucoma Found in Two Million Mexicans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10441&SEO=glaucoma-found-in-two-million-mexicans Mexico, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Approximately two million Mexicans suffer today from glaucoma, the first cause of loss of vision in the country, warned the Minister of Public Health of Mexico City, Armando Ahued. Latin Americans Claim in Cuba Empowerment of People with Disabilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10426&SEO=latin-americans-claim-in-cuba-empowerment-of-people-with-disabilities Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of People with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), taking place here today, claim the empowerment of this population segment into society. National Geographic: Ecuador among the Most Biodiverse Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10390&SEO=national-geographic-ecuador-among-the-most-biodiverse-countries Quito, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador is today one of the 10 nations with greater biodiversity as a report revealed by the specialized magazine National Geographic said. Environmental Festival Devoted to Preserve Havana Bay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10388&SEO=environmental-festival-devoted-to-preserve-havana-bay Havana, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Community coordinators and promoters of environmental protection will organize a festival in this capital that would , start on March 24, devoted to the preservation of Havana Bay, considered a strategic ecosystem in the Caribbean. US Nobel of Chemistry 2003 Joins the Academy of Sciences of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10362&SEO=us-nobel-of-chemistry-2003-joins-the-academy-of-sciences-of-cuba Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) US biologist and academic Peter Agre, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003, joined the corresponding member list of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC), local media reported today. People with Disabilities Attend International Conference in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10357&SEO=people-with-disabilities-attend-international-conference-in-cuba Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 20 nations will attend as of tomorrow the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), hosted for the first time by Cuba. Cuba Celebrates International Day of Glaucoma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10332&SEO=cuba-celebrates-international-day-of-glaucoma Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Seeking to raise awareness on progressive eye diseases and the importance of an early detection, Cuban health institutions celebrate today the International Day of Glaucoma, second cause for blindness. Pesticides Cause 200,000 Deaths a Year, UN Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10312&SEO=pesticides-cause-200000-deaths-a-year-un-warns Geneva, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Countries around the world must augment controls over the use of pesticides for they are causing 200,000 deaths a year due to poisoning, UN experts have warned. US Press Criticizes Head of Environmental Agency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10273&SEO=us-press-criticizes-head-of-environmental-agency Washington, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The statements by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director, Scott Pruitt, in which he denies that carbon dioxide is the main contributor to global warming, is generating criticism in U.S. press today. World Celebrates 141 Years of First Phone Call http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10271&SEO=world-celebrates-141-years-of-first-phone-call Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The world is celebrating today 141 years of the first successful telephone call made in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell in Boston. National Orchid Festival Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10231&SEO=national-orchid-festival-begins-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The fifth National Orchid Festival has started here today with the participation of institutions, collectors, researchers and those interested in this variety of plants. Scientists Bet for Genetic 'Edition' of Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10218&SEO=scientists-bet-for-genetic-edition-of-cancer Madrid, 8 mar (PL) Genetic edition of cancer is today a new mechanism with great perspectives to help an early diagnosis of cancer, second cause of death in the world, assured a study published in magazine Oncotarget. Cuba Bets on Heberferon to Treat Several Kinds of Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10202&SEO=cuba-bets-on-heberferon-to-treat-several-kinds-of-cancer Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will develop this year several clinical trials with Heberferon to treat different kinds of cancer, one of the leading causes of death on the island and worldwide, the national press reported today. Contamination Provokes 1.7 Million Deaths a Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10128&SEO=contamination-provokes-1.7-million-deaths-a-year Geneva, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Contamination as much of the air as of water provokes the death of 1.7 million children under 5 years of age a year, as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)Monday. PAHO Praises Equity and Universality of Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10092&SEO=paho-praises-equity-and-universality-of-cuban-health-system By Carmen Esquivel Sarria La Paz, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) representative in Bolivia, Fernando Leanes, has highlighted the equity and universality in medical care in Cuba, which currently allow the Caribbean nation to have good indicators. Cuban Medical Brigade Celebrates 11 Years of Work in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10079&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-celebrates-11-years-of-work-in-bolivia La Paz, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Several speakers highlighted the role the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) has played in Bolivia and its support for the My Health program, during an event to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the group''s work in this Amazonian Andean nation. Expert in Cuba Talk on Taking Measures to Prevent Birth Defects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10044&SEO=expert-in-cuba-talk-on-taking-measures-to-prevent-birth-defects Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban specialist has called attention today on the measures to ensure a better conception, on occasion of the World Birth Defects Day, third leading cause of death for children under one year old. Cuban Program Benefitting Patients with Multiple Esclerosis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10008&SEO=cuban-program-benefitting-patients-with-multiple-esclerosis Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban program, one of its kind in Cuba, for the treatment of multiple esclerosis is being developed in this Cuban city with positive results in patients suffering esclerosis. Yale Led Team Puts Dark Matter On the Map http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9997&SEO=yale-led-team-puts-dark-matter-on-the-map Washington, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A Yale-led team has produced one of the highest-resolution maps of dark matter ever created, offering a detailed case for the existence of cold dark matter, sluggish particles that comprise the bulk of matter in the universe. Bolivia to Transfer to Antarctica Ice from Mount Illimani http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9979&SEO=bolivia-to-transfer-to-antarctica-ice-from-mount-illimani La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Scientists led by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) of France, will transfer to Antarctica snow from the glacier Illimani, second highest peak of Bolivia, threatened by climate change. Melagenine and Heberprot-P at Int'l Workshop in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9926&SEO=melagenine-and-heberprot-p-at-intl-workshop-in-cuba Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The use of Cuban drugs for the treatment of dermatological diseases such as vitiligo, severe psoriasis, diabetic foot and basal carcinoma will capture the attention of participants during the International Workshop on Dermatology, which closes here today. SpaceX Plans 2018 First Flight Circling the Moon With Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9887&SEO=spacex-plans-2018-first-flight-circling-the-moon-with-tourists Washington,Feb 28 (Prensa Latina)The Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,SPACEX, plans to send two private citizens on a tourist trip around the moon late next year. Cuba Explores in France Technologies for Better Use of Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9861&SEO=cuba-explores-in-france-technologies-for-better-use-of-water By Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the National Institute of Hydraulic Resource of Cuba has complied in France with a broad agenda aimed at exploring technologies that allow a better distribution and use of water, Abel Salas, the entity's first vice president, said. Latest News of Cuban Center for Neurological Restoration Stressed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9830&SEO=latest-news-of-cuban-center-for-neurological-restoration-stressed Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The application of the non-invasive brain stimulation is one of the latest news of the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN), the only one of its kind in the world, celebrating its 28th anniversary, media reported here today. Mount Everest: Scientists to Measure Height After Nepal Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9797&SEO=mount-everest-scientists-to-measure-height-after-nepal-earthquake La Habana,Feb 26 (Prensa Latina)Reserchers want to measure the height of Mt. Everest in the Himalaya again after Nepal earthquake in April 2015 remove 3 centimeters towards the Southwest, according to date offered by the chinese administration of Cartography and Geology. Third-hand Smoke, a Little Estimated Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9785&SEO=third-hand-smoke-a-little-estimated-risk Por By Ana Laura ArbesúLa Habana, (Prensa Latina) Main cause of many diseases, smoking is harmful to those who practice it, but also leaves a mark on the people who surround the smoker and on things, from clothing, to furniture and walls. Brazil with the Highest Number of Depressive Patients in Lat Am http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9714&SEO=brazil-with-the-highest-number-of-depressive-patients-in-lat-am Brasilia, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Brazil leads Latin America with the highest number of people suffering from depression (regarding absolute and relative terms), as reported by a study published by the World Health Organization (WHO). Right to Abortion in El Salvador Opens Controversy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9680&SEO=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. More Than Half of Vietnamese Population Has Internet Access http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9674&SEO=more-than-half-of-vietnamese-population-has-internet-access Hanoi, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) With 50 million Internet users, Vietnam currently ranks 16th among Asian countries in this indicator, according to a symposium on the issue reported today by media. Bioelectric Power Stations, a Promising Way to Convert Solar Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9617&SEO=bioelectric-power-stations-a-promising-way-to-convert-solar-energy Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The bioelectric power stations have been the best way to convert solar energy into electricity, Minister of Energy and Mines (MINEM) Alfredo Lopez said on the daily television program Roundtable. Many People Affected by Oil Spill in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9612&SEO=many-people-affected-by-oil-spill-in-india New Delhi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The recent oil spill on the coast off the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu caused health problems to residents and workers who helped clean up the area, warned today an NGO. Prevention as a Key to Avoid Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9604&SEO=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. Biophysics Center in Santiago de Cuba Increases Health Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9548&SEO=biophysics-center-in-santiago-de-cuba-increases-health-achievements Santiago de Cuba, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The prototype of an exoskeleton of robotic arm and a multipurpose model are the two latest releases targeted by technicians and workers of the Center of Medical Biophysics (CBM), opened here by Fidel Castro. Polio Vaccination Campaign Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9519&SEO=polio-vaccination-campaign-starts-in-cuba Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The 56th National Oral Polio Vaccine Campaign has started today in Cuba in which 471,888 children will be immunized in two stages in all provinces. India to Meet Energy Demand with Lunar Resources in 2030 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9504&SEO=india-to-meet-energy-demand-with-lunar-resources-in-2030 New Delhi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) India might meet its energy demand from Moonâ€''extracted resources, mainly from helium-3 reserves, the scientist Sivathanu Pillai stressed. Smart Technology Helps South Africa Increase Fruit Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9465&SEO=smart-technology-helps-south-africa-increase-fruit-production Pretoria, 18 Feb (Prensa Latina) South Africa is applying the Fruitlook online application, that uses satellite technology, to help farmers in fruit producing areas of Western Cape estimate how much water their crops need, the official information service SA News reported. Russia and Uruguay Strengthen Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9437&SEO=russia-and-uruguay-strengthen-health-cooperation Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Uruguay strengthened today cooperation in the medical field and envisage actions in terms of technological and educational exchange, said Russian Minister of Health, Veronica Skvortsova. South Africa Bracing to Face Dineo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9427&SEO=south-africa-bracing-to-face-dineo Pretoria, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is bracing itself to cope with tropical cyclone Dineo which made landfall last night in Inhambane, southern Mozambique, is heading to hit South African territory. PAHO; Cuban Health Reaches International Standards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9371&SEO=paho-cuban-health-reaches-international-standards Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban health system begins to take into account international quality standards, assured to Prensa Latina the representative of the Pan American and World Health Organization on the island, Cristian Morales. More than 30 Countries Attend Aeronautical Fair in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9357&SEO=more-than-30-countries-attend-aeronautical-fair-in-india New Delhi, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) In order to promote their technologies, over 550 domestic and foreign companies from 30 countries are participating today in Aero India fair, the largest event of its kind in Asia. China Tests World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9313&SEO=china-tests-worlds-largest-amphibious-aircraft Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The world''s largest amphibious aircraft, the China-made AG600, has successfully carried out the engine tests and expects its maiden flight during the first half of 2017, official sources report here. Scientist Calls on UN to Seize Opportunity to Save the Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9270&SEO=scientist-calls-on-un-to-seize-opportunity-to-save-the-oceans United Nations, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Marine scientist Lisa Speer urged today the international community to take advantage of the opportunity to save the oceans from irrational use and guarantee future generations the enjoyment of their valuable resources. Preservation and Sustainable Management of Oceans Focuses UN Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9219&SEO=preservation-and-sustainable-management-of-oceans-focuses-un-forum United Nations, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) About 300 parliamentarians from five continents are participating as of today here in a two-day forum on the preservation and sustainable management of the oceans. Indian Space Program Prepares Missions to Mars, Venus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9208&SEO=indian-space-program-prepares-missions-to-mars-venus New Delhi, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) While getting ready to launch 104 satellites in a single flight, a world record in this type of event, India is already preparing its second mission to Mars and the first to Venus. The World Celebrates Darwin Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9199&SEO=the-world-celebrates-darwin-day London, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Darwin Day is celebrated today in the world to commemorate the 208th anniversary of the birth of the English naturalist, recognized for being the Father of Evolution. New Study Alerts about Increasing Levels of Waste in the Arctic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9171&SEO=new-study-alerts-about-increasing-levels-of-waste-in-the-arctic London, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) a German study warns in an article published today on the increase in the concentration of sea waste in the Arctic Ocean. Mobile Application Approved as Contraceptive Method http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9147&SEO=mobile-application-approved-as-contraceptive-method Berlin, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The application for mobile devices (app) Natural Cycles was recognized in Europe as an effective method of contraception, announced today the company itself. Parasitic Infections, Grounds for Survaillance and Updating http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9069&SEO=parasitic-infections-grounds-for-survaillance-and-updating Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The prevalence of Giardia infections all over the world forces specialists to keep this issue frequently updated, the vice president of the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, Ángel Escobedo told Prensa Latina. Eastern Medical Image Network to Operate in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9020&SEO=eastern-medical-image-network-to-operate-in-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from Medical Biophysics Center (MBC) and the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba are working together to develop an eastern medical image network which will be favoring Cuban healthcare and training. Why the Sound of Noisy Eating Fills Some People With Rage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8997&SEO=why-the-sound-of-noisy-eating-fills-some-people-with-rage London,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Imagine feeling angry or upset whenever you hear a certain everyday sound. It''s a condition called misophonia, and we know little about its causes. A mRNA-based Vaccine, Possible Candidate against Zika http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8972&SEO=a-mrna-based-vaccine-possible-candidate-against-zika Washington, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) A single-dose mRNA-based vaccine shows positive results in the experimental pharmacology against Zika, informed Nature journal through a research published today. India to Launch 104 Satellites in Single Flight http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8921&SEO=india-to-launch-104-satellites-in-single-flight New Delhi, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced today that it will launch next week 104 satellites in a single flight, a world record for this type of event. Japan Sacrifices More Animals after Detecting Avian Flu http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8913&SEO=japan-sacrifices-more-animals-after-detecting-avian-flu Tokyo, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in the Japanese province of Saga slaughtered 69,000 chicken after detecting a highly-pathogenic strain of avian flu in animals that died in a farm, Kyodo news service reported today. At Least 14 Killed by Avalanche in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8900&SEO=at-least-14-killed-by-avalanche-in-pakistan Islamabad, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 people, including six children, were killed today by an avalanche that hit Sher Shal village in Pakistan''s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Robotic Surgery Experts Thank for Visiting Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8891&SEO=robotic-surgery-experts-thank-for-visiting-cuba Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) World-renowned specialists in robot-assisted surgery thanked today the chance of visiting Cuba to share experiences in this field. Cuba Reiterates Regulations on Public Health Professionals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8832&SEO=cuba-reiterates-regulations-on-public-health-professionals Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) has reiterated today the willingness to allow professionals in the sector to abandon their collaboration missions to return to Cuba and the reintegration into the National Health System. Warning about Malaria Super-Bacterium in South East Asia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8822&SEO=warning-about-malaria-super-bacterium-in-south-east-asia Bangkok, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Thai scientists warned in a study published today, about a malaria super-bacterium that jeopardizes control of that illness in South East Asia. First Quantum Computer Prototype Build in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8787&SEO=first-quantum-computer-prototype-build-in-uk London, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from several countries announced today the construction of the first quantum computer prototype to revolutionize the industry, science and commerce of traditional computers. Breaking up Prolonged Seating Could Avoid Diabetes, Study Reveals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8763&SEO=breaking-up-prolonged-seating-could-avoid-diabetes-study-reveals London, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) In a study published today, British researchers suggested the need to walk or breaking up seating with 5-minutes intervals to counteract the risk of suffering from diabetes. Climate Change To Make Fish Consumption Difficult http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8711&SEO=climate-change-to-make-fish-consumption-difficult Stockholm, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Swedish scientists warned today that rising global temperatures could increase fish mercury levels by seven times, rather harmful to consumption. WHO Grants Public Health Award to Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8679&SEO=who-grants-public-health-award-to-cuban-henry-reeve-contingent Geneva, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has awarded today the Henry Reeve Cuban Medical Contingent, in recognition of its international solidarity efforts to confront natural disasters and serious epidemics. Cuba to Celebrate World Wetlands Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8652&SEO=cuba-to-celebrate-world-wetlands-day Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Botanical Society (SCB) and the Environmental Agency (AMA) announced the celebration of the World Wetlands Day with activities dedicated to the conservation of mangroves. Anti Government Crisis Due to Fires Rises in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8612&SEO=anti-government-crisis-due-to-fires-rises-in-chile Santiago de Chile, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The anti-government crisis in Chile due to the confrontation with the fires rose today another step due to a private survey that indicates that 75 percent of those questioned disapprove the performance of the Executive in this situation. Venezuela Investigates Causes of a Fire in National Park http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8597&SEO=venezuela-investigates-causes-of-a-fire-in-national-park Caracas,Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuela Minister for Interior,Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol,informed today that authorities are investigating the cause of a fire of part of Government Evaluates Plans against Forest Fires in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8578&SEO=government-evaluates-plans-against-forest-fires-in-chile Santiago de Chile, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet met with the cabinet today to evaluate the plan to combat forest fires in the south-central part of the country, biobiochile.cl web site reported. The Roots of Alzheimer's Disease Can Extend As Far Back as The Womb http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8553&SEO=the-roots-of-alzheimers-disease-can-extend-as-far-back-as-the-womb Washington,Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer''s disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the fetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. US Experts Protect Climate Data out of Fear of Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8546&SEO=us-experts-protect-climate-data-out-of-fear-of-trump Washington, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The University of California (UCLA) is today the epicenter of the preservation of data on climate change, fearing that this information will be removed by the Trump administration. Candidates for WHO General Director Post Present Profiles in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8536&SEO=candidates-for-who-general-director-post-present-profiles-in-geneva Geneva, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The three candidates for the director general post of the World Health Organization (WHO) presented their profiles and work priorities, as part of the election campaign. Search in Italian Hotel Buried by Avalanche Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8498&SEO=search-in-italian-hotel-buried-by-avalanche-ends Rome, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) With a total of 11 survivors and 29 dead, the tragedy of Italian hotel Rigopiano, in the mountain chain of Gran Sasso (185 kilometers northeast of Rome), which was buried by an avalanche, concluded Thursday. NASA Joins Federal Agency Network against Trump Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8494&SEO=nasa-joins-federal-agency-network-against-trump-policy Washington, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) As part of a growing trend, NASA employees created today a network of unofficial accounts on the Twitter platform as a form of resistance to President Donald Trump. Technological Improvement Favors Seismological Research in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8466&SEO=technological-improvement-favors-seismological-research-in-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The technological improvement for seismological monitoring and research system is actually favoring the corresponding study and monitoring of these natural phenomena, by providing the most necessary information for the decision-making and people´s preparation. Growing Water Scarcity is the Main Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8451&SEO=growing-water-scarcity-is-the-main-challenge By Silvia Martínez Rome, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The growing scarcity of water is one of the main challenges facing humanity today in order to achieve its sustainable development goals, aimed at eradicating extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition. Foreign Cardiologists Highlight Quality of Meeting in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8380&SEO=foreign-cardiologists-highlight-quality-of-meeting-in-havana Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) British and American specialists highlight today the quality of the International Symposium of the Institute of Pulmonary Vascular Research (PVRI), which was held in the capital Hospital Hermanos Ameijeiras. We Face the Greatest Forest Disaster in History, Bachelet Said http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8338&SEO=we-face-the-greatest-forest-disaster-in-history-bachelet-said Santiago, Chile, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) President Michelle Bachelet has described today the fires affecting the Chilean regions of Valparaiso and Los Lagos as the biggest forest disaster in history. Cuba Hosts International Workshop on Vascular Disease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8324&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-workshop-on-vascular-disease Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) An international workshop on pulmonary vascular disease is taking place today in this capital in the presence of more than 250 specialists from Cuba, the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy. Global Disparity in Access to ICTs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8279&SEO=global-disparity-in-access-to-icts Davos, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) About 3.9 billion people, more than half the world''s population, lack access today to information and communication technologies (ICTs), while global connectivity is advancing, experts judged. US, European Cardiologists at Havana Vascular Disease Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8233&SEO=us-european-cardiologists-at-havana-vascular-disease-workshop Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Over 250 specialists from USA, United Kingdom, Italy and Cuba will be attending the International Workshop on Pulmonary Vascular Disease next Monday, the Publi Health Ministry reported. Cubans Create Simultaneous Global Games Jam through Video Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8187&SEO=cubans-create-simultaneous-global-games-jam-through-video-games By Ana Laura Arbesu Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Programmers, designers and video game developers will exhibit as of today their skills in a simultaneous Global Game Jam (GGJ), in which they should create their initiative, in a fun and different way, in just 48 hours. Turkey Bids One of the World's Longest Suspension Bridges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8136&SEO=turkey-bids-one-of-the-worlds-longest-suspension-bridges Ankara, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Transport Minister, Ahmet Arslan, has announced today the bidding for the 1915 Canakkale Bridge, which will be located in the north-west of the country and will be one of the longest suspension bridges in the world when completed. Nepal Hosts Summit to Save Snow Leopards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8069&SEO=nepal-hosts-summit-to-save-snow-leopards Kathmandu, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Nepal said that a meeting of ministers and experts from 12 countries will be held from today to discuss the conservation of snow leopards. Cuba Boosts Greater Protection of Beaches and Boasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8041&SEO=cuba-boosts-greater-protection-of-beaches-and-boasts Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Several studies on the preservation of coasts and beaches, including one dedicated to the evaluation for the second half of this century, are among the priorities of the Cuban Oceanology Institute. Cholera Outbreak Triggers Alarm of Angolan Health Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8025&SEO=cholera-outbreak-triggers-alarm-of-angolan-health-authorities Luanda, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The outbreak of cholera, which affects the northern province of Zaire since last December, triggers alarms of the Angolan health authorities, who are preparing contingency plans against this and other diseases. Finland to Host Humanitarian Conference on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7998&SEO=finland-to-host-humanitarian-conference-on-syria United Nations, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The Finnish capital, Helsinki, will host a conference on the humanitarian situation in Syria on 23 and 24 January, a forum to launch a refugee aid plan for 2017 and 2018, confirmed today the UN. Cuba Will Host International Medical Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7954&SEO=cuba-will-host-international-medical-convention Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 16 countries of 4 continents will attend International Convention Calixto 2017 taking place in this capital from January 23 to 25, organizers informed today. Environmental Pollution Causes 1.2 Million Deaths in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7909&SEO=environmental-pollution-causes-1.2-million-deaths-in-india New Delhi, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Environmental pollution causes 1.2 million deaths each year in India and the loss of three percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to a study by Greenpeace. Bolivia Bets to Achieve Identity Reevaluation of the Coca Leaf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7883&SEO=bolivia-bets-to-achieve-identity-reevaluation-of-the-coca-leaf La Paz, Jan 11(Prensa Latina) With the commemoration today of the National Day of Chewing (Acullico) of the coca leaf, Bolivia looks to revalue the cultural importance of the ancient costume. Ministry of Science and Technology to be Created in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7836&SEO=ministry-of-science-and-technology-to-be-created-in-chile Santiago de Chile, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, announced the presentation of a bill of law to créate the Ministry of Science and Technology, one of the promises of her campaign. Beijing to Create Environmental Police Force to Fight Pollution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7807&SEO=beijing-to-create-environmental-police-force-to-fight-pollution Beijing, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The government of Beijing, China, is currently studying plans to combat air pollution in 2017 through the creation of an environmental police force that will oversight 16 districts. Microbes Manipulate Human Moods, Research Reveals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7793&SEO=microbes-manipulate-human-moods-research-reveals London, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Spain and the United Kingdom have discovered that intestines microbes can ''manipulate'' our moods, making us feel happier or sad and depressed, reports the British University of Exeter today. France: 30 Departments on Orange Alert by the Cold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7789&SEO=france-30-departments-on-orange-alert-by-the-cold Paris, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have declared 30 departments on orange alert due to a cold spell in the north and center of the country, while expecting the snowfall and ice formation on the surface. Ash From Costa Rican Volcano Turrialba Continue to Fall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7749&SEO=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. New Geological Map of the Moon Created By Chinese Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7704&SEO=new-geological-map-of-the-moon-created-by-chinese-scientists Beijing, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) A new 1: 2.5 million scale geological map of the Moon is being created by Chinese scientists and university experts, according to today''s reports. Argentina Declares 2017 Renewable Energy Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7663&SEO=argentina-declares-2017-renewable-energy-year Buenos Aires, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentina declared 2017 the year of renewable energies in order to promote its use and to raise awareness on their importance for the country''s development in a sustainable environment. Turrialba Volcano Ash Affects Costa Rica Central Valley http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7648&SEO=turrialba-volcano-ash-affects-costa-rica-central-valley San Jose, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Turrialba volcano ash is affecting the residents of the Central Valley of Costa Rica, seat of the Greater Metropolitan Area, where 60 percent of the country''s 4.8 million inhabitants live. Cuba Maintains Low Rate of Infant Mortality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7636&SEO=cuba-maintains-low-rate-of-infant-mortality Havana, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has maintained, for the ninth consecutive year, an infant mortality rate of less than five deaths per thousand live births. China Extends Orange Alert Due to Pollution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7614&SEO=china-extends-orange-alert-due-to-pollution Beijing, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina)China extended today the orange alert in this capital until Thurdsday according to authorities. Chinese North and Center Welcome 2017 Covered by Smog http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7551&SEO=chinese-north-and-center-welcome-2017-covered-by-smog Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) China''s northern cities: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Henan as well as cities in the center of the country are covered today by smog. Russian Minister Confirms Anomaly in Crashed Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7525&SEO=russian-minister-confirms-anomaly-in-crashed-plane Moscow, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Transport Minister, Maxim Sokolov, has confirmed anomalies aboard the TU-154 plane, which fell into the sea 70 seconds after take-off from the airport at the resort of Sochi. Brazilian Government Invests Millions in Building Prisons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7520&SEO=brazilian-government-invests-millions-in-building-prisons Brasilia, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government is investing 1,200 billion reais (365 million dollars) in the construction of prisons and the modernization of the penal system, said presidential spokesman Alexandre Parola. World's Highest Bridge: Latest Feat of Chinese Engineering http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7519&SEO=worlds-highest-bridge-latest-feat-of-chinese-engineering Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Beipanjiang bridge, the highest in the world stands 565 meters above Nizhu river cannon and connects the southern provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou,and was opened to traffic today as another sucess of this nation. US Judge Orders Preservation of CIA Torture Report http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7515&SEO=us-judge-orders-preservation-of-cia-torture-report Washington, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina)U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth issued the order Wednesday, of the report that describes the abuses and tortures that the CIA gave to those suspected of being terrorrists. World's Oldest Male Panda Pan Pan Dies at 31 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7512&SEO=worlds-oldest-male-panda-pan-pan-dies-at-31 Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Pan Pan, the world''s oldest male panda, died this Wenesday at 31 of cancer in south-west China''s Sichuan Province on Wednesday. Vietnam Promotes Greater Care for the Elderly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7467&SEO=vietnam-promotes-greater-care-for-the-elderly Hanoi, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam promotes a greater attention to the elderly, who now represent almost 11 percent of the total population, showing a rapid aging. China for Peaceful Use of Outer Space http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7434&SEO=china-for-peaceful-use-of-outer-space Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) China has reaffirmed today its commitment to the peaceful use of outer space and its rejection of its use for military ends and the arms race. China Defines Conditions of Environmental Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7430&SEO=china-defines-conditions-of-environmental-crimes Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme People''s Court (TPS) and the Supreme People''s Procuratorate (FPS) have defined 18 types of ''serious environmental pollution'' , which will be considered crimes against the environment, according to the highest judicial Chinese bodies. Philippines Authorities Assess Typhoon Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7427&SEO=philippines-authorities-assess-typhoon-damage Manila, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities are assessing the damage caused by typhoon Nock-Ten, which has led to at least six deaths and 18 missing, as well as forcing the evacuation of 429,000 people. French Ministry Calls to Step Up Precautions Against Flu Epidemic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7423&SEO=french-ministry-calls-to-step-up-precautions-against-flu-epidemic Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The French Health Ministry has called on the population to step up precautions and preventive measures to counteract the spread of seasonal flu, which is a characteristic of the winter season. Evo Morales Highlights Importance of Strengthening Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7402&SEO=evo-morales-highlights-importance-of-strengthening-health-system La Paz, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, highlighted today the importance of strengthening the system of national health so that the citizens do not travel abroad,to receive medical attention. 300 Evacuated in Buenos Aires Due to Heavy Rains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7389&SEO=300-evacuated-in-buenos-aires-due-to-heavy-rains Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains in the last hours has lead to more than 300 people being evacuated in Pergamino, in the north of Buenos Aires, due to the overflow of a river. Egyptian Government to Solve Shortage of Medicines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7388&SEO=egyptian-government-to-solve-shortage-of-medicines Cairo, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian government plans to end the current shortage of medicines that is affecting the country through a plan already agreed with international suppliers. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7387&SEO=cuban-president-sends-condolence-message-to-russia Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro has expressed his deepest condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin after the recent tragic plane crash in the Black Sea, in which 92 people were killed. New Specie of Desert Bees Discovered http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7385&SEO=new-specie-of-desert-bees-discovered Washington, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) US entomologist Zach Portman has identified nine new species of bee, two of which are quite similar to ants, Utah State University has reported today. Syria: 21 Civilians Killed by Terrorists in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7383&SEO=syria-21-civilians-killed-by-terrorists-in-aleppo Damascus, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities are currently trying to identify 21 bodies of civilians killed by terrorists before the city of Aleppo was evacuated. Chicago: Seven Killed in Violence Over Christmas Weekend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7382&SEO=chicago-seven-killed-in-violence-over-christmas-weekend Washington, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Over the Christmas weekend in Chicago, seven people were reportedly killed and 20 injured as a result of street violence, according to the Chicago police department. Chileans return home after tsunami alert eased http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7377&SEO=chileans-return-home-after-tsunami-alert-eased Santiago de Chile, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Over 4,000 people returned home and are coping today with their daily routine after a tsunami alert was eased following a powerful earthquake that shook southern Chile on Sunday morning. Colombia Warns About the Effect of El Nino Phenomenon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7371&SEO=colombia-warns-about-the-effect-of-el-nino-phenomenon Bogota, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Unit for the Management of Disaster Risk, Carlos Iván Márquez, today called for extreme precaution measures against the arrival in Colombia of the El Niño weather phenomenon, which accentuates drought conditions. China Passes Traditional Medicine Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7364&SEO=china-passes-traditional-medicine-law Beijing, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) A Law on Traditional Chinese Medicine was passed today during the closing of a seven-day session of the Standing Committee of the National People''s Congress (NPC). WHO Congratulates Angola for ending Yellow Fever Epidemic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7360&SEO=who-congratulates-angola-for-ending-yellow-fever-epidemic Luanda, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulated Angola for the end of the Yellow Fever epidemic, which was considered the biggest of the continent in 30 years, highlighted the media today. Regions in Philippines Affected by Nearing Typhoon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7339&SEO=regions-in-philippines-affected-by-nearing-typhoon Manila, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippinean authorities oriented today to thousands of persons to evacuate to safe places before nearing typhoon Nock-ten, which is expected to touch territory in Island Catanduanes tomorrow morning passing then to ravage Luzon, the biggest island of the archipelago. Ageing Population, a World Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7338&SEO=ageing-population-a-world-reality Havana, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The accelerated ageing process in peoples around the world is more than enough reason for societies and scientific community of the world to join efforts to face together with intelligence that reality. Ecuador: Less Tourism in Esmeraldas After Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7306&SEO=ecuador-less-tourism-in-esmeraldas-after-earthquake Quito, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Tourism in Esmeraldas, Ecuador''s coastal province, has been affected by a reduction in visits to recreation facilities and sites, following the earthquake that took place five days ago and the many aftershocks which have continued to affect the region. Italy Confirms Death in Milan of Berlin Truck Attack Terrorist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7302&SEO=italy-confirms-death-in-milan-of-berlin-truck-attack-terrorist Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minitti confirmed that Anis Amri, the Tunisian citizen wanted for the terrorist truck attack in Berlin was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with police in Milan. Venezuela: Toys Confiscated From Kreisel Company to Be Distributed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7301&SEO=venezuela-toys-confiscated-from-kreisel-company-to-be-distributed Caracas, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP, in Spanish) will today distribute the second lot of toys confiscated by the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights (Sundde) from the company Kreisel. Angola to Announce End of Yellow Fever Epidemic Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7300&SEO=angola-to-announce-end-of-yellow-fever-epidemic-today Luanda, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan government will today announce the end of the yellow fever epidemic in the country, which had put the health system on a state of high alert and threatened to become a global problem when it spread to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Serbia in Military Agreement with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7269&SEO=serbia-in-military-agreement-with-russia Belgrade, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for Russia to supply modern combat aircraft and other weapons to Serbia is being widely discussed by politicians, experts and the media. Cuban Scientific Delegation Concludes Visit to US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7263&SEO=cuban-scientific-delegation-concludes-visit-to-us Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) headed by the first deputy minister Fernando González, have concluded a two-day visit to the United States, where they reached important agreements. Six Persons Injured in Gas Blast Near Kolomenskaya Station in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7261&SEO=six-persons-injured-in-gas-blast-near-kolomenskaya-station-in-moscow Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The gas blast took place near Kolomenskaya metro station in southern Moscow early Thursday and at least 6 persons were injured in the incident, according to Yulia Ivanova from the investigation team. Cuba, U.S. Agree to Cooperate on Meteorology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7246&SEO=cuba-u.s.-agree-to-cooperate-on-meteorology Washington, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Cuba and the United States have signed an understanding memorandum on Wednesday to cooperate on the exchange of information and conduct research on meteorology and the weather. Toxic Smog Covers Most of China for Five Days in a Row http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7232&SEO=toxic-smog-covers-most-of-china-for-five-days-in-a-row Beijing, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Residents of more than 24 Chinese cities, mainly in the north and center of the country, today saw their usual life hit, for the five days in a row, by a dense and toxic fog covering vast areas of the territory. Cuba Defends International Cooperation Without Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7230&SEO=cuba-defends-international-cooperation-without-conditions Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defends the principle of international cooperation without economic, political and social conditions that will imply interference in internal affairs or undermines sovereignty of a country. 32 Dead and 69 Wounded in Explosion in Mexican Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7228&SEO=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. Cuba, USA Cooperate to Conserve Protected Land Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7208&SEO=cuba-usa-cooperate-to-conserve-protected-land-areas Washington, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation and Exchange in Conservation of Wildlife and Protected National Land Areas. World Groundwater Depletion Linked to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7189&SEO=world-groundwater-depletion-linked-to-climate-change La Habana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The volume of usable water in the world is declining due to intense droughts and other problems related to climate change, according to Ibrahim Plaza, a specialist at the Cuban Business Group for Hydraulic Use Arrest Made for Shots Fired at US Embassy in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7187&SEO=arrest-made-for-shots-fired-at-us-embassy-in-turkey Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police have arrested today a man who is suspected of firing several times at the US embassy in the capital just a few hours after the Russian ambassador was killed. Classes Suspended Until January 2017 in Ecuador Due to Quake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7185&SEO=classes-suspended-until-january-2017-in-ecuador-due-to-quake Quito, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian authorities have decided to suspend classes until January 3rd 2017 in the province of Esmeraldas, which has been struck by an 5.7 earthquake, leaving three dead due to cardiac arrest and causing major damage. WWF Reports 163 New Species in Mekong Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7179&SEO=wwf-reports-163-new-species-in-mekong-region Washington, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) A group of 163 species, including nine amphibians and 14 reptiles, were discovered this year in the Mekong region, one of the areas with most biodiversity in the world, said a WWF report. Cuban Vaccines against Meningitis Arrive in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7134&SEO=cuban-vaccines-against-meningitis-arrive-in-syria Damascus, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities announced today the arrival of 293,650 doses of Cuban vaccines against meningitis, valued at $930,000 USD. Russian University Welcomes around 600 Latin American Students http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7124&SEO=russian-university-welcomes-around-600-latin-american-students Moscow, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) As a priority, Russia is opening its educational centers, especially the Peoples'' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), to the enrollment of students from Latin America, Africa and Asia. A Four-Gene Cocktail Delays Ageing Process in Mice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7115&SEO=a-four-gene-cocktail-delays-ageing-process-in-mice Washington, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) U.S, scientists proved in lab mice a cocktail with four genes that proved to delay ageing of cells, published today Cell journal. Turkey to Cooperate with Iran in Evacuating Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7087&SEO=turkey-to-cooperate-with-iran-in-evacuating-aleppo Ankara, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish prime minister, Binali Yildrim has talked by telephone today with the first deputy president of Iran, Eshaq Jahangiri to offer his help in search of a solution for the evacuation of the Syrian city of Aleppo. FAO Discusses Rural Women's Role http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7081&SEO=fao-discusses-rural-womens-role Rome, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The potential of rural women to tackle world hunger and poverty is the theme in Rome, today, of a high-level event sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Iran Reiterates Need to Stop Arms Supply to Syrian Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7080&SEO=iran-reiterates-need-to-stop-arms-supply-to-syrian-opposition Tehran, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Iran reiterated today that the Syrian crisis will end when the West and Arab countries of the Persian Gulf stop supporting and supplying weapons to opponents whose setbacks in Aleppo have now triggered nervousness in their sponsors. Robotic Industry Grows in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7077&SEO=robotic-industry-grows-in-china Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese experts have stressed the rapid growth of the Chinese robotics industry, which sold 19,000 robots in the first half of the year. US Drug Companies Accused of Price Fixing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7066&SEO=us-drug-companies-accused-of-price-fixing Washington, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Attorney Generals from 20 US states accused today six drug companies of planning price fixing of an antibiotic and a drug against diabetes. Greenepeace: Coasts of the Gulf of Mexico Contaminated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7064&SEO=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. Images of Cuba Among Best of 2016 in National Geographic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7049&SEO=images-of-cuba-among-best-of-2016-in-national-geographic Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Three images of Cuba are included in a 52-photograph selection described as the best by the magazine National Geographic in 2016. ALER Rejects Actions Against Venezuela in MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7037&SEO=aler-rejects-actions-against-venezuela-in-mercosur San Salvador, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Association of Radio Education (ALER) has said that the decision by MERCOSUR members to temporarily suspend Venezuela as a member, contradicts the spirit of integration of this mechanism. UN Coordinator to Visit Cuban Areas Affected by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7035&SEO=un-coordinator-to-visit-cuban-areas-affected-by-hurricane-matthew Guantanamo, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, will visit some of the territories affected by Hurricane Matthew last October. Highlighted Fidel Castro's Role in Special Education in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7016&SEO=highlighted-fidel-castros-role-in-special-education-in-cuba Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The role played by the recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in the development of Special Education in the country, was highlighted today by professionals in the sector. Lebanon, US Talk About Terrorism, Refugees and Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6998&SEO=lebanon-us-talk-about-terrorism-refugees-and-aleppo Beirut, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) US Undersecretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs, Anne Patterson analyzed today the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon at times of systematic terrorist activity and worsening of the situation in Aleppo. China Allocates Relief Fund for Victims in Disaster Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6997&SEO=china-allocates-relief-fund-for-victims-in-disaster-areas Beijing, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s finance and civil affairs ministries allocated 5,705 million yuan, or 826.3 million dollars, to support residents in disaster-stricken regions. Electricity for Mexican Subway to be Produced with Solid Waste http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6996&SEO=electricity-for-mexican-subway-to-be-produced-with-solid-waste Mexico City, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The solid urban waste generated in Mexico City will be used to generate electricity and meet the demands of the subway, it was known today. Russian University of Friendship with the Peoples Honors Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6992&SEO=russian-university-of-friendship-with-the-peoples-honors-fidel-castro Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Students and professors of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Friendship with Peoples paid tribute to Fidel Castro Ruz. Investigation Ongoing on Aggression Against Mexican Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6988&SEO=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. About 75 Percent of Americans Support Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6985&SEO=about-75-percent-of-americans-support-relations-with-cuba Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) About 75 percent of Americans have favored the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, and 73 percent have supported an end to the economic blockade on the island, according to a Pew Research Center polling. Cuba Rejects Double Standards of Some Arms Producing Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6959&SEO=cuba-rejects-double-standards-of-some-arms-producing-nations Geneva, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Rodolfo Benitez, head of the Cuban delegation to the Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons has released a statement, which says that Cuba rejects the double standard of some weapon-producing countries, who produce weapons that have devastating effects, but at the same time try to limit the purchase of less sophisticated weapons for self-defense purposes. Ecuador Praises Cuban Achievements in Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6951&SEO=ecuador-praises-cuban-achievements-in-human-rights 13 de diciembre de 2016, 10:41 Quito, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Ecuador (Acure) has highlighted the achievements of the island in the field of human rights. UN Increases Emergency Funds Request http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6947&SEO=un-increases-emergency-funds-request United Nations, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, will make his annual request for funds for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), a mechanism that is aimed at alleviating suffering caused by conflicts and disasters. Millions of US Citizens would Lose Health Insurance without Obamacare http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6938&SEO=millions-of-us-citizens-would-lose-health-insurance-without-obamacare Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Some 52 million US citizens under 65 years old with pre-existing health problems could remain without health insurance if the health legislation known as Obamacare is eliminated, said a report today. Agreement with Cuba is a Strong EU Statement, Mogherini Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6914&SEO=agreement-with-cuba-is-a-strong-eu-statement-mogherini-says Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has issued a strong statement today after signing the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba and finally abolishing the ''common position'', the bloc''s diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said today. Evo Morales: The Capitalist System Has Failed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6910&SEO=evo-morales-the-capitalist-system-has-failed La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s president Evo Morales today called the capitalist model a failure and criticized the policies of domination, intervention and looting in several countries around the world. Court to Decide on Fast Tracking Peace Laws in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6909&SEO=court-to-decide-on-fast-tracking-peace-laws-in-colombia Bogotá, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Constitutional Court will today announce its decision on the use of fast tracking to process and issue peace laws, a decision considered key to both the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Cuban Doctors Are An Example to Imitate, Affirms David Nabarro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6908&SEO=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. UN Hopes to Control Cholera in Haiti by 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6877&SEO=un-hopes-to-control-cholera-in-haiti-by-2018 United Nations, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations hopes to have cholera under control in Haiti by 2018 with a newly launched strategy against the epidemic, said health expert David Nabarro. Alert on South Asian Massive Migrations due to Climate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6864&SEO=alert-on-south-asian-massive-migrations-due-to-climate Dacca, Dec 10 (PL) Migration in Southern Asia will increase without control over the next years due to climate change affecting the world and this region in particular, alerts a study published here. Suriname: Cuba Is a Bastion of Inspiration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6854&SEO=suriname-cuba-is-a-bastion-of-inspiration Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a bastion of inspiration, according to the Surinamese Ambassador to Cuba, Ike Desmond Antonius. Chile: Flag Rescued in 1973 Coup Returns to the Palacio de La Moneda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6853&SEO=chile-flag-rescued-in-1973-coup-returns-to-the-palacio-de-la-moneda Santiago, Chile, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A flag rescued 43 years ago from the first floor of the Palacio de La Moneda in the middle of the coup of September 11th 1973, was returned today to the Government House in Chile. South Africa to Benefit Greatly with Cuban Technicians, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6837&SEO=south-africa-to-benefit-greatly-with-cuban-technicians-minister-says Pretoria, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) South African Public Works Minister, Thulas Nxesi, has said that his country will benefit greatly from the program of the Cuban Technical Advisers. Food Prices Decline But Remain High, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6819&SEO=food-prices-decline-but-remain-high-says-fao Rome, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Food prices worldwide fell slightly in November, but remain high compared to the same period in 2015, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report today. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6817&SEO=russia-exhibits-cuban-pharmaceutical-products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. Human Rights Commission: Journalists are in Danger in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6814&SEO=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. Bolivia Reaffirms Peaceful Nature of its Nuclear Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6803&SEO=bolivia-reaffirms-peaceful-nature-of-its-nuclear-program La Paz, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The Hydrocarbons and Energy Minister, Luis Alberto Sanchez, has reaffirmed the peaceful nature of the Center for Research and Development of Nuclear Technology being built in El Alto today. New Evidence on the Formation of The Solar System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6779&SEO=new-evidence-on-the-formation-of-the-solar-system London,Dic 7 (Prensa Latina) International research involving a Monash University scientist is using new computer models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system. Italian Scientists Develop Robotic Hand for Quadriplegics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6777&SEO=italian-scientists-develop-robotic-hand-for-quadriplegics Rome, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) An exoskeleton robot developed by the Italian Biorobotic Institute, which allows quadriplegic people to perform certain movements autonomously, attracts the attention here today. Scientists Request Trump to Pay Attention to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6773&SEO=scientists-request-trump-to-pay-attention-to-climate-change Washington, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A letter signed by 800 scientists and addressed to President-elect Donald Trump calls for the new US government to be aware of the effects of climate change and not abandon immediate actions to face its effects. COP 13 Warn of Loss of Forests and other Ecosystems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6725&SEO=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. Poverty in Mexico Threatens Environment, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6712&SEO=poverty-in-mexico-threatens-environment-says-expert Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Poverty is currently threatening natural respources and the environment in the country, biologist and former rector of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Jose Sarukhan, asserted. COP 13 in Cancun to Measure Participant Carbon Footprints http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6687&SEO=cop-13-in-cancun-to-measure-participant-carbon-footprints Cancun, Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the Conference of the Parties (COP13) on biological diversity will be able to measure their carbon footprint, an initiative of the meeting to be in harmony with nature and its preservation, announced the Organizers. Cancun: a Look at the Biodiversity of the Planet at the COP 13 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6585&SEO=cancun-a-look-at-the-biodiversity-of-the-planet-at-the-cop-13 By Ana Laura Arbesú Cancún, Mexico, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) From Cancún, one of the richest areas in plant and animal life on the planet, Environment Ministers will agree today on several actions for its preservation, in a meeting prior to the Conference of the Parties (COP13) on biodiversity , which begins next Sunday. Human Ancestor Lucy Spent Much of Her Time in Trees, Study Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6548&SEO=human-ancestor-lucy-spent-much-of-her-time-in-trees-study-says Washington,Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) ''Lucy'', the ancient ancestor of modern humans, probably spent at least a third of her day nesting in trees, according to new research unveiled today. Cuba: An Example in the Prevention of HIV/AIDS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6532&SEO=cuba-an-example-in-the-prevention-of-hivaids Havana, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Three decades after the first program of prevention against HIV / AIDS, Cuba has achieved a low prevalence of the disease, health authorities stressed today during the World Day of response to this pandemic. 2016 Hurricane Season Closes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6505&SEO=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 Castro: the IPK, its Humanity and Altruistic Spirit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6444&SEO=fidel-castro-the-ipk-its-humanity-and-altruistic-spirit Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientist, Jorge Perez, remembered here the altruistic personality of recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, when he inaugurated the center dedicated to the study of infectious diseases: the Institute Pedro Kouri (IPK). Dr. Cambras: Fidel Showed The Way That Cuba Should Go http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6404&SEO=dr.-cambras-fidel-showed-the-way-that-cuba-should-go Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Doctor Rodrigo Alvarez Cambras, the director of the main orthopedic hospital in Cuba - Frank Pais, in an interview with Prensa Latina, has expressed his sorrow on the death of Fidel Castro and stated that Fidel showed the way that Cuba should go, a way that cannot be reversed. Peruvian Defense Minister Resigns After Relationship Revelation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6402&SEO=peruvian-defense-minister-resigns-after-relationship-revelation Lima, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Defense Minister Mariano González has resigned after revealing that one of his advisers, Lissete Ortega, is his new partner. Bolivia Seeks to Reduce Levels of Carbon Dioxide Emission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6379&SEO=bolivia-seeks-to-reduce-levels-of-carbon-dioxide-emission La Paz, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government is implementing a strategy to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by 80 percent as part of its environmental policy. Mexican Company to Promote Health Tourism in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6324&SEO=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. For The First Time, Living Cells Have Formed Carbon-silicon Bonds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6318&SEO=for-the-first-time-living-cells-have-formed-carbon-silicon-bonds Washington, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have managed to coax living cells into making carbon-silicon bonds, demonstrating for the first time that nature can incorporate silicon, one of the most abundant elements on Earth, into the building blocks of life. Cold Weather Kills 20 Refugges in North Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6317&SEO=cold-weather-kills-20-refugges-in-north-afghanistan Kabul, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Cold weather and freezing temperatures that engulfed a remote northern province in Afghanistan this week killed at least 20 people, all of them internally displaced including several children, Afghan officials said today. Mega Earthquakes Preferentially Occur on Flat Faults: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6316&SEO=mega-earthquakes-preferentially-occur-on-flat-faults-study Washington, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Mega-earthquakes, magnitude 8.5 and stronger, preferentially occur where faults are mostly flat, a new study said today. President Evo Morales Calls for Respect and Love for Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6315&SEO=president-evo-morales-calls-for-respect-and-love-for-women La Paz, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has stated today that the greatest love and respect within a family should be for women. World of Viruses Uncovered in Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6314&SEO=world-of-viruses-uncovered-in-australia Canberra,Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) A groundbreaking study of the virosphere of the most populous animals, those without backbones such as insects, spiders and worms and that live around our houses, has uncovered 1445 viruses, revealing people have only scratched the surface of the world of viruses, but it is likely that only a few cause disease. A Thousand Firefighters Protest in Paris to Demand More Attention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6271&SEO=a-thousand-firefighters-protest-in-paris-to-demand-more-attention Paris, Nov. 24 (Prensa Latina) A thousand French firefighters marched through the streets of this capital today to protest the difficult conditions in which they carry out their work and demand more attention from the government. Hungary Approves Free Visas for Ukrainians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6258&SEO=hungary-approves-free-visas-for-ukrainians Budapest, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Hungarian government today approved a resolution granting Ukrainian citizens free long-term visas that will be valid in Hungary but not in the rest of the European Union. Hurricane Otto Approaches Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6253&SEO=hurricane-otto-approaches-nicaragua Managua, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Otto, a category-one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is approaching the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour. China Will Ban Smoking in Public Places Throughout the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6240&SEO=china-will-ban-smoking-in-public-places-throughout-the-country Beijing, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Smoking in public places will be banned legally throughout the country when a regulation is enacted by the end of the year on the subject, informed the National Health Commission and Family Planning of China. Forum in Chad on Vertical HIV Transmission in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6239&SEO=forum-in-chad-on-vertical-hiv-transmission-in-africa Luanda, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Some 100 specialists and health professionals of 21 countries of West and Central Africa will meet as of today in N''Djamena, Chad to eliminate vertical transmission of HIV, informed Angolan Public Television (TPA). Brazilian Civil Engineering Shows its Progress in Havana Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6224&SEO=brazilian-civil-engineering-shows-its-progress-in-havana-convention Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian specialists presented their criteria on civil engineering as part of the activities of the 18th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18) in Havana´s Convention Center. Africa-Arab Countries Summit in Session in Ecuatorial Guinea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6208&SEO=africa-arab-countries-summit-in-session-in-ecuatorial-guinea Malabo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The VIIV Africa-Arab Countries Summit begins today at the Conference Hall of the city of Sipopo with a welcome address by Equatorial Guinea''s President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, to 66 leaders from the two regions. Cuban Expert Calls for Global Commitment to End Gender Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6207&SEO=cuban-expert-calls-for-global-commitment-to-end-gender-violence United Nations, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sexologist, Mariela Castro, called today for the political will of all States worldwide to lead major and decisive efforts to eradicate violence against women. More than 6 million people Live with HIV in S.A. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6196&SEO=more-than-6-million-people-live-with-hiv-in-s.a. Pretoria, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) About 6.75 million people are now living with HIV in South Africa and from those who have undergone a viral load, more than 80 percent are suppressed. Researcher Praises Foreign Participation in Cuban Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6176&SEO=researcher-praises-foreign-participation-in-cuban-convention Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) ''The great foreign participation in the Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18), which takes place in Havana, is the result of the quality of national science,'' Cuban researcher Guido Riera said. Mechanical Engineering at Havana Architecture Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6148&SEO=mechanical-engineering-at-havana-architecture-event Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth Cuban Congress on Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy has begun its sessions today, within the framework of the 18th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18). More than 30 Countries to Architecture Convention In Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6123&SEO=more-than-30-countries-to-architecture-convention-in-havana Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of specialists from 31 countries from all parts of the planet, the 18th Scientific Convention of Engineering and Architecture was opened at the Havana Convention Center Monday. Kangaroo Bone Nose Piercing is Oldest Bone Jewellery Ever Found http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6106&SEO=kangaroo-bone-nose-piercing-is-oldest-bone-jewellery-ever-found Canberra,Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A crafted piece of bone found in Australia looks as if it were designed to be worn in the nasal septum, making it the oldest bone jewellery belonging to Homo sapiens to be identified anywhere in the world. Death Toll of Train Accident in India Increases to 133 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6087&SEO=death-toll-of-train-accident-in-india-increases-to-133 New Delhi, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the derailment of 14 wagons of a passenger train in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 133 today, while the number of wounded exceeded the 200. NY Museum Opens to Public an Exhibit on Cuban Biodiversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6081&SEO=ny-museum-opens-to-public-an-exhibit-on-cuban-biodiversity New York, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The New York Museum of Natural History has opened today to local and foreign public the expected special exhibition ''Cuba'', an unprecedented tour of the rich biodiversity and culture of the Caribbean nation. The Zodiac and the World after Super Moon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6051&SEO=the-zodiac-and-the-world-after-super-moon 20 de noviembre de 2016, 02:36By Claudia Dupeirón García FARC-EP on Peace Process: It's Plural and Definite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6025&SEO=farc-ep-on-peace-process-its-plural-and-definite Bogota, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Timoleon Jimenez, leader of Colombian rebel group Revoluionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) stated that the recently signed peace agreement with the Colombian government, is plural, definite, inclusive and with a possible implementation. Asteroid Impacts Could Create Niches For Early Life, Suggests Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6021&SEO=asteroid-impacts-could-create-niches-for-early-life-suggests-study London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life. Cuba Thanked Venezuela for Sending Humanitarian Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6019&SEO=cuba-thanked-venezuela-for-sending-humanitarian-aid Caracas, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ambassador to Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, today highlighted the importance of the contribution made by the Government and people of the South American country to Cuba, which was recently hit by Hurricane Matthew. Pope Francis Rejects Criticism of his Ecumenical Stance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6010&SEO=pope-francis-rejects-criticism-of-his-ecumenical-stance Rome, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today rejected criticism from those who believe that he is taking the Catholic Church towards Protestantism and warned that it is always important to distinguish the spirit in which those views are formulated. China: Cuba Urges Peaceful Safe and Cooperative Use of Internet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5998&SEO=china-cuba-urges-peaceful-safe-and-cooperative-use-of-internet By Damy Vales Beijing, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called today for the peaceful and legitimate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the development and welfare of humanity after participating in the third World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in East China's Zhejiang. More Than 60,000 Cases of Forced Disappearance in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5990&SEO=more-than-60000-cases-of-forced-disappearance-in-colombia Bogota, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 60,000 people were victims of forced disappearance in Colombia between 1970 to 2015, according to the National Center for Historical Memory (CNMH). Marrakech Prepares COP22 Final Declaration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5956&SEO=marrakech-prepares-cop22-final-declaration Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Delegates at the United Nations Convention of the Parties on Global Warming (COP22) enjoyed the center of the historical Medina, in Marrakesh, a few meters from the emblematic Jamaa el-Fna Square. Not Using Cell Phones Can Improve Productivity By 26 Percent, Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5908&SEO=not-using-cell-phones-can-improve-productivity-by-26-percent-study London,Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Smartphones might be helping employees keep in touch with colleagues and do urgent tasks on the move, but using these devices at workplace actually make people less productive, says a new study by the Universities of Würzburg and Nottingham-Trent. Climate Change Summit, a Questioned Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5835&SEO=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. UN Body Warns of Growing Food Shortage in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5832&SEO=un-body-warns-of-growing-food-shortage-in-syria Rome, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) About 9.4 million Syrians need help in the face of a reduction in food production caused by war and unfavorable weather conditions, warned the United Nations agencies: FAO and WFP. UN: Accused US Authorities Of Use of Force Against Natives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5831&SEO=un-accused-us-authorities-of-use-of-force-against-natives United Nations, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai has accused the US authorities of excessive use of force against natives people protesting against a pipeline project that would cross their lands in North Dakota. Mexico Fears Massive Deportation of its Migrants from the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5829&SEO=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. UNESCO: Cuba Prioritizes Science as Driving Force for Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5825&SEO=unesco-cuba-prioritizes-science-as-driving-force-for-development Paris, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has given a priority attention to the progress of science as an essential part of its development agenda, the Caribbean nation''s ambassador to UNESCO, Dulce Buergo, said. Cuban Doctors Working in Guatemala Continue their Training http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5816&SEO=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. U.S. and Cuban Doctors, Surgeons to Meet in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5808&SEO=u.s.-and-cuban-doctors-surgeons-to-meet-in-havana Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Doctors and surgeons from the U.S. and Cuba will meet for the first time from today until 16th, to discuss topics as the accreditation of services, announced here organizers of the event. Swedish Attorney General's Office Questions Assange in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5790&SEO=swedish-attorney-generals-office-questions-assange-in-london London, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Attorney General''s Office is interrogating the founder of the website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, at the Ecuadorian embassy in this capital, where he has been a refugee for more than four years. 3 Dead and Thousand Homeless Due to Fire in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5789&SEO=3-dead-and-thousand-homeless-due-to-fire-in-philippines Manila,Nov 14 (Prensa Latina)Three persons died while more than 6 thousand remain without a home as fires razed 500 houses in Mandaluyong. President; Stability in Haiti May Curb Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5781&SEO=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. UN Makes Calls to Promote Diabetes Prevention Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5763&SEO=un-makes-calls-to-promote-diabetes-prevention-policies United Nations, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) On World Diabetes Day, the UN has made calls to promote policies aimed at preventing and treating diabetes, a disease that affected 422 million people in 2014. Climate Change Summit Full of Symbolism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5738&SEO=climate-change-summit-full-of-symbolism Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP22) will be held from Tuesday, November 15, after several days of deliberations at the expert and ministerial level. World's Smallest Magnifying Glass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5709&SEO=worlds-smallest-magnifying-glass London, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) For centuries, scientists believed that light, like all waves, couldn''t be focused down smaller than its wavelength, just under a millionth of a metre. Intensified Campaign Against Influenza in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5701&SEO=intensified-campaign-against-influenza-in-italy Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The peak season of influenza is close and the preventive actions to achieve the immunization of people at risk of contracting the disease are intensified here today. Massive Shooting Foiled in Finland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5700&SEO=massive-shooting-foiled-in-finland Helsinki, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Finnish authorities were able to foil a massive shooting in which the perpetrator planned to kill nearly 40 people at a school in Kokkola, prosecutors reported. Food Prices Rise, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5656&SEO=food-prices-rise-says-fao Rome, Nov 11(Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported a 0.7 percent increase in the overall food price index in October compared to September. Russia Denounces Catastrophic Humanitarian Situation in Mosul, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5655&SEO=russia-denounces-catastrophic-humanitarian-situation-in-mosul-iraq Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Iraqi city of Mosul, described by UN agencies as more serious than the one in the Syrian city of Aleppo, said today the Foreign Ministry. Venezuela Advances in the Fight Against Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5653&SEO=venezuela-advances-in-the-fight-against-drugs Caracas, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) have seized so far this year 37.7 tons of drugs, thanks to the security services, pointed out today the commander of that body, Antonio Benavides. Jamaican Gov't Reiterates Willingness to Fight Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5651&SEO=jamaican-govt-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. Cuban Surgery Congress Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5610&SEO=cuban-surgery-congress-concludes Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Cuban Congress of Surgery 2016 is concluding today in Havana after three days of sessions with delegates participating from more than 20 countries. UN Celebrates World Science Day for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5608&SEO=un-celebrates-world-science-day-for-peace United Nations, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations today celebrates World Science Day for Peace and Development with a call for its dissemination as a tool to improve the lives of humanity. Iran Reacts Positively to IAEA Report on Nuclear Pact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5607&SEO=iran-reacts-positively-to-iaea-report-on-nuclear-pact Tehran, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran has welcomed a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on its nuclear activities, and has reaffirmed its commitment to the agreement signed last year. Trump's Stance in Climat Change Causes Fear http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5604&SEO=trumps-stance-in-climat-change-causes-fear By Fausto TrianaSantiago de Chile, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Politicians and experts in Chile have openly expressed fears about the presidency of Donald Trump, which they feel could have a serious impact on the crusade against climate change. WHO Worried about Consequences of the Battle for Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5599&SEO=who-worried-about-consequences-of-the-battle-for-mosul United Nations, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed its concern about the impact on the population of the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul. Cuba and UNESCO Evaluate Existing Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5588&SEO=cuba-and-unesco-evaluate-existing-relations Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Cuba Government currently have good relations. Terrorist Attacks Cause 9 Dead and 30 Injured in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5582&SEO=terrorist-attacks-cause-9-dead-and-30-injured-in-syria Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Media reports today that nine people were killed and 30 wounded in a terrorist attacks in Aleppo, a village in Idleb, in the Harasta suburb of the Syrian capital. El Salvador: CELAC Countries Analyze Progress Made in Family Farming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5578&SEO=el-salvador-celac-countries-analyze-progress-made-in-family-farming San Salvador, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd CELAC Ministerial Meeting on Family Farming began today in the capital of El Salvador in order to analyze the progress made in the fight against hunger. Doctors' Strike Enters Second Day After March in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5570&SEO=doctors-strike-enters-second-day-after-march-in-peru Lima, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) A strike of physicians from the State''s health centers entered today second day in Peru after a march of protest against the appointment of people questioned as directors of the Central Bank. Cancer Treatment at 2nd Session of Cuban Congress of Surgery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5556&SEO=cancer-treatment-at-2nd-session-of-cuban-congress-of-surgery Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) National and international delegates will exchange today on the surgical procedure against cancer oncology during the second day of the 13th Cuban Congress of Surgery at the Conference Center in Havana. Climate Agreement Generates Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5546&SEO=climate-agreement-generates-investment-opportunities Washington, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The global agreement on climate change, approved last year in Paris, has generated investments close to USD 23 billion until 2030 in emerging markets. Cuba and UNESCO Organize International Jazz Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5545&SEO=cuba-and-unesco-organize-international-jazz-day Havana, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have held meetings on the preparations for the 6th edition of International Jazz Day, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today. Iran Foreign Minister Calls for Stopping Bloodshed in Syria and Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5540&SEO=iran-foreign-minister-calls-for-stopping-bloodshed-in-syria-and-yemen Beirut, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called here today for stopping the bloodshed in Syria and Yemen, while saying that these conflicts have only political solutions and reiterated his country''s support for Lebanon. US Museum to Open Exhibition on Cuban Biodiversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5537&SEO=us-museum-to-open-exhibition-on-cuban-biodiversity Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The American Museum of Natural History of New York (AMNH) will open an exhibition on Cuban biodiversity on Monday, said Maritza Garcia, an official from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba (Citma). Cuban Surgery Congress Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5505&SEO=cuban-surgery-congress-begins Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Cuban Surgery Congress 2016 has began today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of delegates from more than 20 countries. A Ton of CO2 Eliminates Three Square Meters of Arctic Ice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5488&SEO=a-ton-of-co2-eliminates-three-square-meters-of-arctic-ice Washington, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) For each ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by a person on our planet 3 three square meters of Arctic sea ice disappears, according to a study published today in Science magazine. Climate Change Conference, COP22, Starts in Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5462&SEO=climate-change-conference-cop22-starts-in-morocco Marrakesh, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP22, has begun today in Morocco focused on concrete action included in the Paris Agreement. Malnutrition Claims the Lives of Children in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5437&SEO=malnutrition-claims-the-lives-of-children-in-south-africa Pretoria, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Though the number of children who die due to malnutrition has decreased, this is a phenomenon that still claims a great number of human lives, said the National Public Health Department here Sunday. Brazil Remembers Major Socio-Environmental Tragedy of its History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5420&SEO=brazil-remembers-major-socio-environmental-tragedy-of-its-history Brasilia, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Without knowing yet when the victims will be compensated by the companies responsible for the disaster, Brazil remembers today the greatest socio-environmental tragedy of its history which occurred one year ago in Minas Gerais. Environmental Pollution Leads to Death in Pakistani Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5387&SEO=environmental-pollution-leads-to-death-in-pakistani-province Islamabad, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) High rates of environmental pollution in the Pakistani province of Punjab has caused more than 600 accidents in the last 24 hours and forced local authorities to adopt health and safety measures. Paris Agreement on Climate Change Now in Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5385&SEO=paris-agreement-on-climate-change-now-in-force United Nations, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Almost a year after being being signed, the Paris Agreement on climate change comes into effect today, limiting the emission of greenhouse gases, which lead to global warming. FIHAV 2016 Exhibits Farmacuba Export Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5383&SEO=fihav-2016-exhibits-farmacuba-export-products Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Farmacuba has been exhibiting export products in the context of the 34th Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, the largest commercial event in Cuba and the Caribbean, which ends today in Havana. New Evacuation of Migrant Camp in Paris Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5379&SEO=new-evacuation-of-migrant-camp-in-paris-begins Paris, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have begun dismantling a migrant camp in the vicinity of the metro station of Stalingrad, in Paris, where more than 2500 migrants are concentrated. Elephant Poaching Affects Africa's Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5350&SEO=elephant-poaching-affects-africas-economy Luanda, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Elephant poaching impacts the economies of African countries, losing them 25 million dollars in annual tourism revenue, according to results of a new scientific study, cited in Luanda today. First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5340&SEO=first-international-convention-on-science-technology-and-innovation Havana, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The challenges of Social Sciences in the current context of change is one of the main subjects of discussion at the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation. The Biggest Super Moon in 70 Years on Nov 14th http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5326&SEO=the-biggest-super-moon-in-70-years-on-nov-14th Washington, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The inhabitants of the Earth will have the unique opportunity to observe the brightest super moon on November 14th, according to the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). Greece to Transfer 2,000 Refugees to Crete http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5312&SEO=greece-to-transfer-2000-refugees-to-crete Athens, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Migration Minister, Yannis Muzalas, said today that at the beginning of 2017, Greece will transfer about two thousand refugees heading for the island of Crete, in order to avoid the overflow of other camps. MH370: Latest Theories For the Plane's Disappearance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5310&SEO=mh370-latest-theories-for-the-planes-disappearance Canberra,Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) A new report on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which dissapear in 2014 with 239 passengers concludes that the pilots were not at the controls during the fast and uncontrol jet''s last descent. Cuba: Computer Engineers Union, a Platform for Scientific Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5307&SEO=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. China Launches 33rd Antarctic Expedition To Build New Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5300&SEO=china-launches-33rd-antarctic-expedition-to-build-new-base Beijing,Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) China launched its 33rd expedition to Antarctica as its research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) left Shanghai today on a 161-day voyage to build a new base on the white continent. Italy: Balance of Preliminary Damages Caused by Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5295&SEO=italy-balance-of-preliminary-damages-caused-by-earthquake Rome, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 22,000 people evacuated, about twenty wounded and material damage is today the preliminary assessment of the damage caused by the earthquake of 6.5 magnitude that hit the central region of Italy three days ago. Vietnam to Maintain Technological Cooperation with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5267&SEO=vietnam-to-maintain-technological-cooperation-with-cuba Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), Nguyen Quang Thuan, recognized today the progress of Cuba in the scientific and technological fields while stating that the bilateral cooperation in those sectors will continue. Number of Zika Virus Cases Rose to 300 in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5265&SEO=number-of-zika-virus-cases-rose-to-300-in-spain Madrid, November 1 (Prensa Latina) The number of Zika virus cases in Spain rose today to 300 cases, including 41 pregnant women, the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality reported today. Newspaper Denounces Constant Rise of Price of Insulin in US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5257&SEO=newspaper-denounces-constant-rise-of-price-of-insulin-in-us Washington, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The history of insulin show one of the baffling complexities of the US pharmaceutical market, being a long-lasting drug that becomes more expensive over time, noted today the Washington Post. Cuba Starts International Convention on Science and Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5253&SEO=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. Cuban Minister Highlights Challenges of Science and Innovation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5252&SEO=cuban-minister-highlights-challenges-of-science-and-innovation Havana, Nov 1, Prensa Latina) The Minister for Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba, Elba Rosa Perez Montoya, said that the country faces the challenge of achieving a faster connection of science with the production of goods and services. Chinese Authorities Try to Save 18 People Trapped in Mine Explosion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5249&SEO=chinese-authorities-try-to-save-18-people-trapped-in-mine-explosion Beijing, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities are redoubling their efforts today to find the 18 people trapped due to a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China that also left 15 deaths. FBI Director Criticized After Reopening Investigation Against Clinton http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5214&SEO=fbi-director-criticized-after-reopening-investigation-against-clinton Washington, Oct 31 (PL) The Democrat Steve Cohen, representative of the US state of Tennessee, today called for the resignation of FBI Director James Comey, after he announced on Friday the reopening of an investigation into Hillary Clinton. Cuba Holds First International Convention on Science and Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5206&SEO=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. Fear, Anxiety and Uncertainty in Central Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5204&SEO=fear-anxiety-and-uncertainty-in-central-italy Rome, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Fear, anxiety and uncertainty are the predominant feelings today in the towns of central Italy devastated by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake and where the temperatures are getting colder. Italy: Today's Earthquake is the Strongest Recorded in 36 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5195&SEO=italy-todays-earthquake-is-the-strongest-recorded-in-36-years Rome, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The 6.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked central Italy is the most violent recorded in this country over the last 36 years, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV, in Spanish). A Pleasant Workplace Reduces Menopause Symptoms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5194&SEO=a-pleasant-workplace-reduces-menopause-symptoms Washington, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The phase when menstruation is getting irregular in women until it disappears, known as menopause, generates discomfort that will be less traumatic depending on the environment, especially at work, according to a recent research. Japan to Continue Whaling, Challenges IWC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5193&SEO=japan-to-continue-whaling-challenges-iwc Tokyo, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Japan plans to continue its whaling program with scientific ends despite the non-biding resolution recently approved by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to increase surveillance on such activities, local media reported. Cuba, Only Country in the World to Achieve Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5186&SEO=cuba-only-country-in-the-world-to-achieve-sustainable-development Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been declared this week the only country in the world to achieve sustainable development, according to a report that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) publishes every two year. Why Ice Ages Occur Every 100,000 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5159&SEO=why-ice-ages-occur-every-100000-years London, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Experts from Cardiff University have offered up an explanation as to why our planet began to move in and out of ice ages every 100,000 years. Obama Commutes More Prison Sentences Than His 11 Predecessors Combine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5155&SEO=obama-commutes-more-prison-sentences-than-his-11-predecessors-combine Washington, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Barack Obama today commuted 98 new prison sentences raising to 827 the total of sentences he has commuted since he assumed presidency of the United States, a number which exceeds the total number of pardons issued by his 11 predecessors. The Earth is Still Shaking in the Central Region of Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5145&SEO=the-earth-is-still-shaking-in-the-central-region-of-italy Rome, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Two days after the 5.4 and 5.9 degrees earthquakes, the an endless succession of aftershocks continues today in the central region of Italy. Scientists Expose Surface of the Tomb of Jesus Christ http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5128&SEO=scientists-expose-surface-of-the-tomb-of-jesus-christ Washington, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) An international team of scientists have exposed, for the first time in centuries, the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ, according to the National Geographic Society. France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Is Almost Over http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5126&SEO=france-dismantling-of-migrant-camp-in-calais-is-almost-over Paris, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Some groups of migrants are wandering today on the grounds of the irregular camp in the French city of Calais, while the works to dismantle the improvised facility definitely using heavy machinery are almost over. More Than 500 Children Abducted After Attack on Sudanese City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5124&SEO=more-than-500-children-abducted-after-attack-on-sudanese-city Khartoum, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) South Sudanese rebel commands have attacked a village in Sudan near the border with South Sudan and kidnapped around 500 children there, official sources report today. Protests Against Militarization of Humanitarian Aid in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5117&SEO=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. Warning of Serious Risk to Wildlife in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5116&SEO=warning-of-serious-risk-to-wildlife-in-india New Delhi, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) More than half of wildlife in India is at risk of disappearing because of increased pollution and the growth of the population, a study released today by national media has warned. Panama Advances in Clinical Trials of Dengue Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5105&SEO=panama-advances-in-clinical-trials-of-dengue-vaccine Panama, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Five countries, including Panama, are leading now the third and final phase of clinical trials of a tetravalent dengue vaccine, announced Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. A Chunk of Ice is Orbiting The Sun In The Wrong Direction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5080&SEO=a-chunk-of-ice-is-orbiting-the-sun-in-the-wrong-direction Washington, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Beyond the orbit of Neptune, the farthest recognized-planet from our sun, lies the mysteries population known as the Trans-Neptunian Object (TNOs). Namibia Implements Measures to Face Water Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5075&SEO=namibia-implements-measures-to-face-water-crisis Windhoek, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Namibia began implementing the first phase of a three-phase project to address the water crisis currently affecting the center of the country. Environmental Damages Caused by US Base Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5063&SEO=environmental-damages-caused-by-us-base-denounced Guantanamo, Cuba, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The illegal US naval base causes serious damages to the soil of the Guantanamo valley since its establishment in 1903, experts on the subject reported here today. Harsh Criticism Against Japan in International Whaling Commission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5034&SEO=harsh-criticism-against-japan-in-international-whaling-commission Tokyo, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Japan has received heavy criticism during the summit of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Slovenia, for its program of capturing whales for alleged scientific purposes, which for many represents an excuse, according to sources. Vast Majority of Russians Reject Ban on Abortion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5026&SEO=vast-majority-of-russians-reject-ban-on-abortion Moscow, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) A large majority of Russians reject banning the abortion or taking it out of the Compulsory Health Insurance (CHI), as indicated by a survey conducted by the Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM). Hitachi Develops Finger Vein Using ID System for Online Shopping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4998&SEO=hitachi-develops-finger-vein-using-id-system-for-online-shopping Tokyo, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina)Japanese Hitachi company develops a finger vein-using ID system for online shopping using intdelligent cell phones. CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Increase Again in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4993&SEO=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. Rare Type of Hemoglobin Detected in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4990&SEO=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. AIDS Cure May Be Near http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4988&SEO=aids-cure-may-be-near Por Yanet Llanes AlemanLondon, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) A 44-year-old British man might become the first human being totally cured from the Human Immune-deficiency Virus (HIV), thanks to a new therapy designed by scientists from the United Kingdom. France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4986&SEO=france-dismantling-of-migrant-camp-in-calais-begins Paris, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The dismantling of the migrant camp in the French city of Calais started today with a major operation, involving 1,250 policemen, according to information released by the prefecture of the department. New Damages and Deaths Caused by Rains in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4970&SEO=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. Australia Takes Stand Against Whale Hunting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4929&SEO=australia-takes-stand-against-whale-hunting Canberra,Oct 21 (Prensa Latina)Australia will call on the International Whaling ­Commission in Eslovenia to take greater responsibility for how it deals with so-called scientific whaling,including Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean, Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg said. Drug Tunnel Found Near Tijuana Airport, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4924&SEO=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. Thousands in Panama Affected by Floods http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4883&SEO=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. US Secretary of Health and Human Services Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4872&SEO=us-secretary-of-health-and-human-services-visits-cuba Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, begins a working visit to Cuba today, to be run until Saturday, October 22. 8,000-Year-Old Ritual Uncovered in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4856&SEO=8000-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 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4850&SEO=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. US Scientist Praises Immunology Development in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4842&SEO=us-scientist-praises-immunology-development-in-cuba Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) US researcher Kelvin Lee acknowledged here today the development achieved by Cuba in the field of immunology, which is known internationally. Disaster Risk Management in the Caribbean, a Study in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4836&SEO=disaster-risk-management-in-the-caribbean-a-study-in-cuba Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Workshop Course Approaches and Tools for disaster risk management and the adaptation to climate change in terms of sustainable development is holding today its third day with delegates from 11 Caribbean nations. Colombian Pacific Would Shelter Two Biosphere Reserves in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4825&SEO=colombian-pacific-would-shelter-two-biosphere-reserves-in-2017 Bogota, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The chocoan region of Nuqui-Solano Bay, where hunchback whales come every year, could become a Reserve of the Biosphere in 2017 together with Sanquyianga and Gorgona, both in the coast of the Pacific, confirmed here local researchers. Critical Situation in Famous Paraguayan Lake Ypacarai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4811&SEO=critical-situation-in-famous-paraguayan-lake-ypacarai Asuncion, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The situation is still critical today in the world famous lake, Ypacarai,in Paraguay, whose water levels are at an all time low and suffering from accelerated pollution. US Physician Praises Development of Cuban Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4810&SEO=us-physician-praises-development-of-cuban-biotechnology Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) U.S. physician, Kelvin Lee, has highlighted Cuba''s development in biotechnology, especially Cuban lung cancer vaccines, according to CubaDebate. One thousand 400 Years Old Antidepressants Found in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4806&SEO=one-thousand-400-years-old-antidepressants-found-in-turkey Istanbul, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Researchers and archaeologists of the Bethonea site, in the westernmost part of this city, announced today they found aboujt 700 small cheramic and glass bottles with remains of antidepressants and medicines for heart conditions. Damage on Climate Change to Agriculture Grows, FAO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4797&SEO=damage-on-climate-change-to-agriculture-grows-fao-says Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) FAO representative in Cuba, Theodor Friedrich, said here that climate change has been increasingly affecting agricultural production more visibly and threatening to overcome the goal of eradicating hunger by 2030. Research Issues Warning on Increased Heat in Antarctica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4794&SEO=research-issues-warning-on-increased-heat-in-antarctica Washington, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) A US team issued a warning in a recent research on the increased intense heating processes ahead in Antarctica, the fourth largest continent, after Asia, America and Africa, said sources today. International Immunotherapy Meeting Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4760&SEO=international-immunotherapy-meeting-begins-in-cuba Havana, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Hotel Nacional de Cuba will host, from today until next Friday, the 12th International Immunotherapy Meeting 2016, organized by, among other instirutions, the Center for Molecular Immunology and the Latin American Association of Immunology. Yellow Alert by Smog in China Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4710&SEO=yellow-alert-by-smog-in-china-capital Beijing, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Meteorological Center of China issued today a yellow alert, the third in order of severity, by smog in this capital. UNESCO Adopts Resolution Describing Jerusalem as Multicultural City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4679&SEO=unesco-adopts-resolution-describing-jerusalem-as-multicultural-city Paris, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The general director of Unesco, Irina Bokova, has confirmed today that Jerusalem is a multicultural city and a sacred space for the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Costa Rica Releases Videogame on Indigenous Mythology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4622&SEO=costa-rica-releases-videogame-on-indigenous-mythology San Jose, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Children, youth and adults in Costa Rica have today a new videogame ''El camino del Usekol'' (The Road of the Usekol) produced in this country and aimed at enriching the knowledge on the indigenous mythology of this Central American nation. Cuban Scientist Presents Seismotectonic Model in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4524&SEO=cuban-scientist-presents-seismotectonic-model-in-usa Santiago de Cuba, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) A new seismotectonic model for eastern Cuba was presented in the United States by Dr. Enrique Arango, deputy director of the National Seismological Research Center (Cenais) during the recently held Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA). Mars-bound Astronauts Could Develop Dementia, Study Suggests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4478&SEO=mars-bound-astronauts-could-develop-dementia-study-suggests Washington,Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Astronauts could develop cronic dementia according to a study of the Univ. Irvine in California. NASA Telescope Detects Giant Cannonballs Shooting From Star http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4428&SEO=nasa-telescope-detects-giant-cannonballs-shooting-from-star Washington, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) NASA''s Hubble Space Telescope has detected superhot blobs of gas with a temperature hotter than the Sun, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star. Cuba Recovers and Remains Alert as a Result of Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4376&SEO=cuba-recovers-and-remains-alert-as-a-result-of-matthew Havana, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The eastern region of Cuban is making progress today in the recovery phase after the devastation of powerful Hurricane Matthew, while the country''s northern coast is on alert to heavy rainfall, winds and a possible sea surge. ESO's VISTA Telescope Sees Hidden Stars in Messier 78 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4351&SEO=esos-vista-telescope-sees-hidden-stars-in-messier-78 Berlín,Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Interstellar dust that blocks astronomers'' view of space is no match for the European Southern Observatory''s ''dustbuster'' telescope, which just revealed this dazzling view of several stars that have hidden in the cosmic dust until now. Hurricane Matthew Moves Away from Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4336&SEO=hurricane-matthew-moves-away-from-cuba Havana, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Matthew is moving away from Cuba after lashing the eastern region of the country, according to the latest weather forecast, although strong winds and rains will persist. Matthew Will Make Landfall in Guantanamo, Eastern Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4301&SEO=matthew-will-make-landfall-in-guantanamo-eastern-cuba Havana, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The director of the National Forecasting Center of the Cuban Meteorology Institute (INSMET), Jose Rubiera, announced today that Hurricane Matthew in its slow progress is moving closer to Guantanamo, the easternmost province of Cuba. Cuba Ensures Care for People with Disability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4292&SEO=cuba-ensures-care-for-people-with-disability Geneva, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba guarantees particular attention to people with disabilities, based on the support of government institutions and civil society, according to reports delivered during the Social Forum that continues today in Geneva. Japanese Biologist Wins Medicine Nobel Prize http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4253&SEO=japanese-biologist-wins-medicine-nobel-prize Tokyo, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2016 for discovering the mechanisms of degradation and recycling of cellular components, announced today the Karolinska Institute. With Little Changes in its Intensity, Matthew is Still Powerful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4238&SEO=with-little-changes-in-its-intensity-matthew-is-still-powerful Havana, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) Matthew hurricane still maintain its condition of category 4 in Saffir-Simpsom scale with few changes in its intensity and sustained winds of 240 kilometers per hour, reported today the Cuban weather Institute. International Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4226&SEO=international-congress-on-orthopedics-and-traumatology-ends-in-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) The 27th International Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology and the 1st Cuban Congress on External Fixation will conclude on Saturday in this resort, where awards will be granted to outstanding works and exhibitors. International Congress on Orthopedics in Cuba Closes Academic Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4181&SEO=international-congress-on-orthopedics-in-cuba-closes-academic-agenda Varadero, Cuba, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) With the introduction of more than 20 works, the academic program of the 27th International Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology, and the First Cuban Congress on External Fixation will be concluded today in this resort. These papers will be focused on issues to the spine, main member in pediatric and traumatology, while the third day will include the discussion of 10 clinical cases and the presentation of traditional and digital posters. WHO Warns of Negativity on World Day of rhe Elederly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4162&SEO=who-warns-of-negativity-on-world-day-of-rhe-elederly Geneva, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) On occasion of the Day of the Elderly, marked on October 1st, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of the consequences, on the mental and physical health of the elderly, which result from negative attitudes toward them. COP17 in South Africa: SOS for Cycad Plants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4132&SEO=cop17-in-south-africa-sos-for-cycad-plants Johannesburg, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) An expert on conservation said today here that out of the 308 families existing in the world of the primitive cycad plants, South Africa currently has 38 of the most threatened species. Bolivia, Brazil Coordinate Health Attention in Border Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4117&SEO=bolivia-brazil-coordinate-health-attention-in-border-areas La Paz, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities in Bolivia and Brazil coordinate in border areas today procedures for detection of diseases or attention to HIV/AIDS patients and hepatitis type B and C. French Academy of Sciences Celebrates its 350th Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4082&SEO=french-academy-of-sciences-celebrates-its-350th-anniversary Paris, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) The French Academy of Sciences is today celebrating the 350th anniversary of its founding with a global conference to which representatives of all international institutions are invited. Large Lead and Zinc Deposit Found in NW China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4038&SEO=large-lead-and-zinc-deposit-found-in-nw-china Beijing, Sept 25 (Prensa Latina) Geologists discovered what is considered to be the largest deposits of lead and zinc China''s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, local authorities announced today. Results of UNDP Project to be Assessed in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4008&SEO=results-of-undp-project-to-be-assessed-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Specialists and authorities will assess here a project of international cooperation aimed at the recovery of houses in a steady and sustainable way following the damages caused by the hurricane Sandy, a little more than two years of its implementation. Vietnam Has More Than 100 Million Mobile Phone Subscribers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3983&SEO=vietnam-has-more-than-100-million-mobile-phone-subscribers Hanoi, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Viettel Telecom Co, based in this capital, now has more than 100 million subscribers, in and outside of the country, local media reports today. Cuba Ratifies Cooperation Treaty on Cybercrime http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3946&SEO=cuba-ratifies-cooperation-treaty-on-cybercrime Madrid, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has become the first country to ratify the Ibero-American Cooperation Agreement on Research, Insurance and Cybercrime Test Attainment, the Island''s embassy in Spain reported today. Largest World Deposit of Black Granite Found in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3901&SEO=largest-world-deposit-of-black-granite-found-in-angola Luanda, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Angolan geologists discovered in the provinces of Huila and Cunene an area of 45 thousand square kilometers of black granite, the largest one covered by that natural Stone in the world, it was known today. Another Female Panda Bear Is Born at Japanese Zoo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3819&SEO=another-female-panda-bear-is-born-at-japanese-zoo Tokyo, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Adventure World Zoo in Wakayama (western Japan), known worldwide for its panda bear raising program, has another female specimen of that species that was born on Sunday, local sources reported. 2016: Warmest Year Since 1880, Says WMO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3789&SEO=2016-warmest-year-since-1880-says-wmo 17 de septiembre de 2016, 00:19 Washington, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today that 2016 is the warmest year since 1880, due to the records of unprecedented average temperatures during the first eight months of the year. World Celebrates Int'l Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3759&SEO=world-celebrates-intl-day-for-preservation-of-ozone-layer 16 de septiembre de 2016, 10:41 Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Under the slogan ''Working towards reducing global-warming HFCs under the Montreal Protocol,'' the world is today celebrating International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. Pretoria Holds Africa Aerospace and Defense Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3724&SEO=pretoria-holds-africa-aerospace-and-defense-fair Pretoria, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, military equipment manufactured on the African continent are being exhibited at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD 2016) Fair in South Africa, local press reports today. Medellin, Colombia reports 6.1 Degree Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3699&SEO=medellin-colombia-reports-6.1-degree-earthquake Bogota, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of 6.1 degrees on the Richter scale was reported from Medellin, in the northwestern department of Antioquia, confirmed today the Colombian Geological Service. Increased Internet Access in Latin America and Caribbean, Says CEPAL http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3624&SEO=increased-internet-access-in-latin-america-and-caribbean-says-cepal San Jose, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) confirmed here today that Internet users compared to the total population of the region grew 10.6 percent annually between 2000 and 2015. Cuban Drug to Treat Lung Cancer Presented in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3587&SEO=cuban-drug-to-treat-lung-cancer-presented-in-colombia Medellin, Colombia, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban vaccine to treat lung cancer, known as Cimavax, was presented to a group of experts attending the First International Symposium on Active Immunotherapy, hosted in Medellin, Colombia over the weekend. Cuba to Celebrate International Day of Protection of the Ozone Layer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3575&SEO=cuba-to-celebrate-international-day-of-protection-of-the-ozone-layer Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will celebrate the World Day of Protection of the Ozone Layer next Friday at the Jose Marti Memorial, it was known here today. Orthopedics Experts from the World in Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3538&SEO=orthopedics-experts-from-the-world-in-congress-in-cuba Havana, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from all the continents of the planet will be present at the 17th International Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba, from September 26 to October 1st. First Latin America Open Science Forum Ends in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3512&SEO=first-latin-america-open-science-forum-ends-in-uruguay Montevideo, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The First Latin America and the Caribbean Open Science Forum: Transforming our Region, is expected to end today after three days of debates and reflections on five issues presented by around 300 speakers from America and the world. Bolivia Studies Location for Nuclear Research Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3437&SEO=bolivia-studies-location-for-nuclear-research-center 08 de septiembre de 2016, 00:38 La Paz, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian enterprise Rosatom will start soil studies in the area where it is expected to build the Center orf Research and Development of Nuclear Technology located in the city El Alto, near this city. Russian Spaceshift with Three Cosmonauts Makes successful landing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3413&SEO=russian-spaceshift-with-three-cosmonauts-makes-successful-landing Moscow, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Soyuz-TMA20M landed smoothly in Kazakhstan today with three cosmonauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on board, reported Flight Management Center. Rises to 264 Patients with the Zika Virus in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3390&SEO=rises-to-264-patients-with-the-zika-virus-in-spain 06 de septiembre de 2016, 10:18Madrid, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The number of cases diagnosed in Spain with Zika virus rose to 264, including 39 pregnant women, informed the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. Quito Quake Six Wounded People, Minor Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3356&SEO=quito-quake-six-wounded-people-minor-damage 05 de septiembre de 2016, 10:40 Quito, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from the Ecuadorian capital have reported that six people were wounded as a result of the recent 4.6-degree quake that rocked several areas in Quito. Indonesia Issues Alert Due to Increase of Zika Virus in Asia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3263&SEO=indonesia-issues-alert-due-to-increase-of-zika-virus-in-asia 02 de septiembre de 2016, 00:02 Jakarta, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health of Indonesia released a statement today, in which urged to take extreme caution regarding a possible infection with Zika virus, after confirming the presence of the virus in Singapore and Malaysia. Violence against Children Increases in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3214&SEO=violence-against-children-increases-in-costa-rica 01 de septiembre de 2016, 00:10 San Jose, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) In 2015, the Costa Rican emergency line registered one call every 15 minutes with regards to violence against children, according to official data, reported by Teletica Noticias. Earthquake Aftershocks Continue in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3162&SEO=earthquake-aftershocks-continue-in-italy 31 de agosto de 2016, 09:13 Rome, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The aftershocks of the earthquake that a week ago devastated central Italy today are more than 2,700, informed the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (NIGV). World Population will Rise to Nine Billion in 2050 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3113&SEO=world-population-will-rise-to-nine-billion-in-2050 30 de agosto de 2016, 01:25 Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina ) A new review of the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) , estimates that world population would reach nine billion by 2050, an increase of 33 percent over the 7.4 billion at present, it was known here. First Shipment of Cuban Vaccines Arrives in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3081&SEO=first-shipment-of-cuban-vaccines-arrives-in-syria Damascus, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) As part of a comprehensive agreement underway, a first two- ton shipment of Cuban pentavalent vaccines for the Syrian people, subjected to a strict trade blockade, arrived at the Damascus airport today. Children With Food Allergies Predisposed to Asthma, Rhinitis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3026&SEO=children-with-food-allergies-predisposed-to-asthma-rhinitis 27 de agosto de 2016, 09:14 Washington, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Children with a history of food allergy have a high risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood as well. The Earth Continues to Tremble in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2974&SEO=the-earth-continues-to-tremble-in-italy 26 de agosto de 2016, 09:30 Rome, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The earth continues to tremble today in Italy three days after the devastating earthquake that shook the central region of the country with a provisional balance of 250 people dead, 365 injured and more than 2,000 displaced. Cuba and Germany Explore Areas of Environmental Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2936&SEO=cuba-and-germany-explore-areas-of-environmental-cooperation 25 de agosto de 2016, 09:50 By Luis Antonio Gómez Pérez China Shows Spacecraft for 2020 Mission to Mars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2877&SEO=china-shows-spacecraft-for-2020-mission-to-mars 24 de agosto de 2016, 08:55 Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) China today showed footages of a spacecraft which this nation''s scientists plan to send to Mars by 2020. Mars Living Simulation Drill in Hawaii Next to the End http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2826&SEO=mars-living-simulation-drill-in-hawaii-next-to-the-end 23 de agosto de 2016, 00:10 Washington, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The US National Arenautics and Space Adminiostration reported the living simulation drill to practice life in Mars, being carried out in a volcano in Hawaii, which led six scientists to live inside the Hawaiian volcano Manu Loa for a year, will finish in six days. More Than 14,000 People Assisted at Cuban-Bolivian Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2792&SEO=more-than-14000-people-assisted-at-cuban-bolivian-health-fair Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 14,000 people have received medical care by Cuban and Bolivian doctors during the first two days of an International Health Fair that will conclude today in the central department of Cochabamba. United Nations Drafts Program to Fight Cholera in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2740&SEO=united-nations-drafts-program-to-fight-cholera-in-haiti United Nations, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) is working now to develop a new package of measures to handle the beginning of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, said a spokesperson for the international organization. 2,000 Seahorses Found by French Customs Confiscated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2703&SEO=2000-seahorses-found-by-french-customs-confiscated 19 de agosto de 2016, 09:56 Paris, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) French Customs have confiscated 2,000 seahorses in recent weeks. The seahorses, a protected species, were hidden in postal packages. Chile Reduces Energy Prices with Bid Proposals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2666&SEO=chile-reduces-energy-prices-with-bid-proposals 18 de agosto de 2016, 10:30 Santiago de Chile, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Chile has taken steps to reduce energy prices by opening bids to 84 companies. Mexico Confirmed 1.619 Cases of Zika Virus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2658&SEO=mexico-confirmed-1.619-cases-of-zika-virus 18 de agosto de 2016, 00:05 Mexico, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexico confirmed that until today, 1.619 cases of Zika virus have been recorded in the country, of which 88 percent are located in the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Veracruz. 1,147 Centenarians Live in Mexico City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2648&SEO=1147-centenarians-live-in-mexico-city Mexico, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) According to statistics released today, 1,147 people 100 years old or more live in Mexico City. Colombia Explores Seaflower Biosphere Reserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2594&SEO=colombia-explores-seaflower-biosphere-reserve 16 de agosto de 2016, 10:40 Bogota, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Distinguished for its biodiversity, Colombia is studying the Seaflower biosphere reserve, one of its richest and most dazzling marine systems, local news reports today. China Launches High-Resolution Satellite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2345&SEO=china-launches-high-resolution-satellite 10 de agosto de 2016, 12:30 Beijing, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) China has launched a new high-resolution radar imaging satellite to be used for disaster prevention, weather forecasting, analysis of water resources and protection of maritime rights. India Questions Dengue Vaccine Effectiveness http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2237&SEO=india-questions-dengue-vaccine-effectiveness 08 de agosto de 2016, 08:20New Delhi, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities of India and the World Health Organization (WHO) today maintain differences on using a dengue vaccine in the country, amid rising domestic cases.