Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Venezuela Describes New U.S. Sanctions as Irrational http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18616&SEO=venezuela-describes-new-u.s.-sanctions-as-irrational Caracas, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela today described as irrational the recent sanctions against this South American country by the United States, whose president, Donald Trump, included the Venezuelan people in a new immigration veto. Uruguayan Minister Praises Economic Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18613&SEO=uruguayan-minister-praises-economic-progress Montevideo, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister Danilo Astori today highlighted his country''s economic progress and acknowledged that after many years, Uruguay has managed to control inflation. Bolivia Has One of the World's Most Modern Cable Cars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18608&SEO=bolivia-has-one-of-the-worlds-most-modern-cable-cars La Paz, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia has one of the most modern cable cars in the world, due to the technical improvements made to the Orange Line, scheduled to open on Friday, officials from the national transport system said. Vietnam, Hungary to Increase Trade, Investment and Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18603&SEO=vietnam-hungary-to-increase-trade-investment-and-cooperation Hanoi, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Prime Ministers of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Hungary Viktor Orban, agreed today to increase trade, investment, and collaboration between their countries. China-Syria Cooperation Ties Increasingly Strengthen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18602&SEO=china-syria-cooperation-ties-increasingly-strengthen Damascus, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Ambassador to Syria Qi Qianjin has said today that the friendly relations between China and Syria are increasingly strengthening, with a remarkable increase in cooperation. Business Forum Promotes Trade Ties between Cuba and France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18598&SEO=business-forum-promotes-trade-ties-between-cuba-and-france París, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) A big Cuban delegation atended today a business forum organized by the French agency Business France, a meeting destined to promote comercial ties between both nations. China to Bid Pearl Farming as World Agricultural Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18590&SEO=china-to-bid-pearl-farming-as-world-agricultural-heritage Beijing, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) China initiated the application work to bid freshwater pearl farming, a technique that has been used for more than 700 years, as FAO agricultural heritage. United Kingdom and European Union resume Brexit Negotiations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18586&SEO=united-kingdom-and-european-union-resume-brexit-negotiations Brussels, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The government of the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will resume this Monday talks in a new round of negotiations on the British withdrawal or Brexit, where they will discuss recent proposals of Prime Minister Theresa May, confirmed an official source. Vietnam Ready to Host Asia-Pacific Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18572&SEO=vietnam-ready-to-host-asia-pacific-forum Hanoi, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese city of Da Nang essentially completed all the facilities planned for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum and if necessary it would receive the delegates today. China to Limit Oil Supply to North Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18554&SEO=china-to-limit-oil-supply-to-north-korea Beijing,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) China will restrict oil exports to the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and suspend textile imports from DPRK, the Ministry of Commerce said. Sudan, South Sudan Sign New Agreement on Controversial Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18523&SEO=sudan-south-sudan-sign-new-agreement-on-controversial-oil Khartoum, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Sudan and South Sudan signed two trade agreements, one of them to update the distribution of oil production and profits that are shared by both countries after their separation in 2011. INRH Keeps Surveillance on Cuban Reservoirs Due to Hurricane Maria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18517&SEO=inrh-keeps-surveillance-on-cuban-reservoirs-due-to-hurricane-maria Guantanamo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Water Resources Institute (INRH) is currently monitoring the eastern reservoirs in view of Hurricane Maria´s path. Fukushima Nuclear Plant Management Company Loses Legal Claim http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18515&SEO=fukushima-nuclear-plant-management-company-loses-legal-claim Tokyo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) A Japanese federal court ordered Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to compensate citizens who left their homes for radiation after the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant during a tsunami in 2011. OPEC Monitors Oil Market after Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18501&SEO=opec-monitors-oil-market-after-agreement Vienna, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The ministerial meeting of OPEC countries and other big oil exporters started today its debates, in order to monitor the accomplishment of the pact to reduce pumping and value other alternatives to stabilize the market. Hurricane Irma Favors Cuban Reservoirs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18497&SEO=hurricane-irma-favors-cuban-reservoirs Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Despite the heavy damage of Hurricane Irma, Cuban authorities acknowledge today that the balance of positive factors includes the filling of reservoirs and water supply. American Airlines Come Back to Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18474&SEO=american-airlines-come-back-to-camaguey Camaguey, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) Normalization of meteorological conditions after Hurricane Irma allows today JetBLue, American Airlines and Ister Airways to resume their routes to the airport Ignacio Agramonte at the center-eastern city in Camaguey. More Claims to UN to Demand the End of Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18471&SEO=more-claims-to-un-to-demand-the-end-of-blockade-against-cuba United Nations, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) More world leaders raised today their voices in the high level segment of the General Assembly of the United Nations to demand the lifting of the blockade imposed by the US to Cuba over 50 years ago. Cuba Promotes Local Production of Building Materials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18470&SEO=cuba-promotes-local-production-of-building-materials Havana, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) Local production of building materials covered huge importance after hurricanes´visit, and it is considered as a supplying source for own effort works, ACN reported today. Pope Donates $ 150,000 to Help Earthquake Victims in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18450&SEO=pope-donates-150000-to-help-earthquake-victims-in-mexico Rome, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis sent 150,000 dollars to Mexico as part of a first donation to help populations affected by an earthquake of 7.1, which caused more than 200 deaths, the Vatican reported. EU to Consider New Tax Rules for Digital Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18448&SEO=eu-to-consider-new-tax-rules-for-digital-economy Brussels, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) proposed that businesses with digital operations could soon be liable for taxes they do not currently pay. Cuba's Sugar Industry Works on Recovery after Hurricane Irma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18447&SEO=cubas-sugar-industry-works-on-recovery-after-hurricane-irma Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) After Hurricane Irma hit Cuba, the local sugar industry is prioritizing the sector''s recovery, including crops and machinery, at a good pace. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Undergoes Computer Hacking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18443&SEO=u.s.-securities-and-exchange-commission-undergoes-computer-hacking Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that its computer system had been hacked last year, providing the attackers with private information that could have been exploited for trading, according to press reports released today. WTO Forecasts Growth of World Trade in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18435&SEO=wto-forecasts-growth-of-world-trade-in-2017 Geneva, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Global trade will grow 3.6 percent in 2017, compared to 2.4 forecast last April, if the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) keeps the estimate growth of 2.8 percent, said today the WTO. Trans Pacífic Pact Decides its Destiny in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18429&SEO=trans-pacific-pact-decides-its-destiny-in-japan Tokyo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The countries still committed with the Trans Pacific Pact of Economic Cooperation (TPP) will resume today in Japan maneuvers to refloat the pact, torpedoed by Donald Trump just after assuming the presidency of the United States. India Could Exceed its Renewable Energy Development Goals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18417&SEO=india-could-exceed-its-renewable-energy-development-goals New Delhi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) India could exceed its goal of installing 175 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2022, partly helped by falling prices to produce it, today considered its government. Northeastern Territory Gets Ready for Tourism Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18411&SEO=northeastern-territory-gets-ready-for-tourism-event Holguin, Cuba, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The northeastern Cuban territory, which includes the provinces of Holguin and Guantanamo, is preparing to host the XI International Nature Tourism Event (Turnat 2017) from September 26 to 30. Angola LNG Signs Agreement with UK Glencore Company http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18387&SEO=angola-lng-signs-agreement-with-uk-glencore-company Luanda, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Angola LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) has signed a multi-year contract to supply the British Trading House Glencore, news sources confirmed today. Thousands March Against Corruption in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18371&SEO=thousands-march-against-corruption-in-guatemala Guatemala, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Guatemalans are ralling in the capital since early today in response to the call for political and social organizations to a national march against corruption. FAO Calls for Sustainable Management of Forests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18347&SEO=fao-calls-for-sustainable-management-of-forests Rome, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Forests represent an important way to fight against climate change, thus FAO calls for taking care and managing them in a sustainable way. Bolivia, Russia Sign Contract to Build Nuclear Facility http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18335&SEO=bolivia-russia-sign-contract-to-build-nuclear-facility La Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Agency for Nuclear Energy (ABEN) and the State Institute of Specialized Design of the Russian State Corporation (Rosatom) today signed a contract to build the Center for Research and Development of Nuclear Technology. New Corruption Case Affects Former Peruvian President's Environment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18334&SEO=new-corruption-case-affects-former-peruvian-presidents-environment Lima, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) A new corruption case affected today former Peruvian President Alan García''s environment, after a Spanish newspaper revealed that former oil official Miguel Atala received 900,000 dollars from the Brazilian company Odebrecht. Venezuela Faces Increasing Economic Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18314&SEO=venezuela-faces-increasing-economic-aggression Caracas, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Local authorities have arrested two individuals, a Venezuelan and a Colombian, when they were transporting over Bs $82m, the local currency, confirmed today by Major General Sergio Rivero Marcano, commander of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB). Bolivia Central Bank Increases International Reserves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18302&SEO=bolivia-central-bank-increases-international-reserves La Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Net International Rerserves (NIR) of the Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB) exceed today the 10.3 billion dollars, for an increase of 2.2 percent in deposits of foreign currency during the first half of the year. Base Fish, Star of the Aquiculture Fair in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18299&SEO=base-fish-star-of-the-aquiculture-fair-in-vietnam Hanoi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The tra or base, a fish whose export in Vietnam is valued in over 1.5 billion dollars per year, will be the star of a great aquiculture fair to be held in this capital at the beginning of October. Cuba: Hotels in Camaguey Reopen after Hurricane Irma's Onslaught http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18296&SEO=cuba-hotels-in-camaguey-reopen-after-hurricane-irmas-onslaught Camaguey,Cuba, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Roc Santa Lucia hotel hosted today the first foreign clients after Hurricane Irma''s onslaught on September 9th in the tourist resort, the main tourist center in this central-eastern province of Cuba. Dominican Ship Arrives in Cuba with Humanitarian Aid Irma's Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18275&SEO=dominican-ship-arrives-in-cuba-with-humanitarian-aid-irmas-victims Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) A ship from the Dominican Republic''s Navy arrived in this capital today laden with a humanitarian aid to help Cubans during the recovery works after Hurricane Irma hit the country. Mexico Highlights WFP's Contribution to Cuba after Hurricane Irma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18250&SEO=mexico-highlights-wfps-contribution-to-cuba-after-hurricane-irma Mexico, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican press has highlighted the delivery of emergency aid to Cuba by the World Food Program (WFP) for those affected by Hurricane Irma. Nuevitas Port Receives First Ship after Hurricane Irma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18243&SEO=nuevitas-port-receives-first-ship-after-hurricane-irma Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The first ship after Hurricane Irma hit this northeastern Cuban province arrived in the Port of Nuevitas from China, laden with 4,200 tons of coil. Vietnam among the most beautiful countries, British Travel Guide Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18238&SEO=vietnam-among-the-most-beautiful-countries-british-travel-guide-says Hanoy, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam was selected as one of the 20 most beautiful countries on the planet by Rough Guides, the demanding British travel website. FAO Asserts Famine Increased in Latin America and the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18216&SEO=fao-asserts-famine-increased-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean Santiago de Chile, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) asserted that the number of people that suffers from famine in Latin America and the Caribbean increased in 2,4 millions from 2015 to 2016. Europeans Propose Firm to Finance Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18194&SEO=europeans-propose-firm-to-finance-bioceanic-train La Paz, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) German and Swiss businessmen will present today a study on the management and financial viability for a public-private association to direct the project of construction of the Bioeanic Railway Corridor of Integration (BRCI), on Bolivia''s initiative. Brazil in in the Hands of Criminal Organization, denounces PT http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18191&SEO=brazil-in-in-the-hands-of-criminal-organization-denounces-pt Brasilia, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The new denounciation presented by Attorney General Rodrigo Janot against non-elected President Michel Temer, demonstrates that Brazil is today powered by a real criminal organization, denounced the Workers'' Party (PT). Evo Morales Highlights Importance of Urea Fertilizer Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18177&SEO=evo-morales-highlights-importance-of-urea-fertilizer-plant Cochabamba, Bolivia, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales highlighted that Bolivia is taking an important step in the process of industrialization of hydrocarbons with the opening of an urea fertilizer production plant. Non-oil Exports Increase in Ecuador in First Six Months of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18130&SEO=non-oil-exports-increase-in-ecuador-in-first-six-months-of-2017 Quito, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Non-oil exports grew in the first six months of 2017 in Ecuador, reporting $6.13 billion USD, 10.5 percent more compared to the same period in 2016. Latin America Is Branded as a Lower-middle Zone of Human Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18101&SEO=latin-america-is-branded-as-a-lower-middle-zone-of-human-capital Geneva, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum said today in this city that Latin America and the Caribbean are located in the lower-middle zone at the global level on the proper development of people''s talent. NGOs Denounce European Exploitation of African Fishery Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18095&SEO=ngos-denounce-european-exploitation-of-african-fishery-resources Abuja, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Fishing boats from four European countries have illegally exploited catchment areas in African countries for years, according to a complaint that non-governmental organizations issued here today. Remittances to Pakistan Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18080&SEO=remittances-to-pakistan-increase Islamabad, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan received 3,5 billion dollars in remittances in the first two months of the current fiscal year (July-August), 13,1 percent higher than in the same period last year, today reported official sources. Bachelet Inaugurated Geothermal Plant in Northern Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18074&SEO=bachelet-inaugurated-geothermal-plant-in-northern-chile Antofagasta, Chile, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet inaugurated the geothermal energy plant of Cerro Pabellon Tuesday in the northern region of Antofagasta. Southeast Asian Countries Revise Upward Economic Projections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18054&SEO=southeast-asian-countries-revise-upward-economic-projections Hanoi, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Southeast Asian nations updated their economic growth estimates for the second half of 2017, in most cases upward, despite not very auspicious international factors. Inequality between Rich and Poor Present in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18047&SEO=inequality-between-rich-and-poor-present-in-mexico Mexico, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Inequality in Mexico is still present, the rich are richer and the poor have scarce resources to survive, an Oxfam analysis on this social problem based on the National Household Income and Expenditure Survey (ENIGH)assured today. Bangladesh Exports Increase in Current Fiscal Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18016&SEO=bangladesh-exports-increase-in-current-fiscal-year Dhaka, Sept 11 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh exported 6,63 billion dollars in the first two months of the current fiscal year (July-August), 13,8 percent higher than the same period last year. First Employment Fair for Returned Migrants in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=18012&SEO=first-employment-fair-for-returned-migrants-in-ecuador Quito, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s Foreign and Labor Ministries are preparing the first Employment Fair for the returned migrant community, which seeks to promote the economic and social integration of this sector. Demand of Meat by China and Russia Creates Expectations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17988&SEO=demand-of-meat-by-china-and-russia-creates-expectations Montevideo, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The possible increase in the demand of bovine and ovine meat in great consuming countries such as China and Russia in the next five years generates expectations among the Uruguayan meat producers, as confirmed by official sources, Friday. British Virgin Islands Declared in State of Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17962&SEO=british-virgin-islands-declared-in-state-of-emergency Road Town, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Augustus Gus Jaspert, declared the territory in a state of emergency after the devastating Hurricane Irma. China on Its Way to Promote Green Development Nationwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17955&SEO=china-on-its-way-to-promote-green-development-nationwide Beijing, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has today urged local officials to deal with environmental issues and urgently promote green development. Maduro Counterattacks Economic Warfare Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17953&SEO=maduro-counterattacks-economic-warfare-against-venezuela Caracas, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro submitted eight new bills to the speaker of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Delcy Rodríguez, to counter the economic warfare against the country. India to Produce 25,1 Million Tons of Sugar in Next Harvest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17936&SEO=india-to-produce-251-million-tons-of-sugar-in-next-harvest New Delhi, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) India will produce about 25,1 million tons of sugar in the next harvest that begins in October, 24 percent higher compared to the recently concluded one, today announced industry sources. European Market Opens Again to Argentinean Biodiesel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17934&SEO=european-market-opens-again-to-argentinean-biodiesel Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean government announced today that in two weeks time approximately the market for biodiesel from this country will reopen to the European Union. Indonesia, Singapore agree to Develop Digital Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17929&SEO=indonesia-singapore-agree-to-develop-digital-economy Jakarta, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia and Singapore agreed to develop the digital economy during a bilateral meeting chaired by Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, official sources reported today. Cuba to Attend Congress and Fairs in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17916&SEO=cuba-to-attend-congress-and-fairs-in-mexico Mexico, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban specialists are promoting congresses, fairs, exhibitions and other domestic and international events to be held in 2018, at the Congress Fair in Mexico City, sponsored by IBTM Latin America. British Authorities Investigate Causes of Explosion in Hereford http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17915&SEO=british-authorities-investigate-causes-of-explosion-in-hereford London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) British authorities are investigating the causes of an explosion at an industrial zone in Hereford, central United Kingdom, which forced the evacuation of several homes and shopping centers. Egypt, Vietnam Leaders Agree on Increasing Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17900&SEO=egypt-vietnam-leaders-agree-on-increasing-trade Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi agreed on the feasibility and advisability of increasing short-term trade between their countries to one billion of dollars. Largest Travel Convention Begins in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17887&SEO=largest-travel-convention-begins-in-vietnam Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Some 700 tour operators from 40 countries and territories concur from today at the 13th International Travel Exhibition organized each year in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh. China's IT and Internet Industry Thrives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17888&SEO=chinas-it-and-internet-industry-thrives Beijing, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) China´s IT and Internet industry continued to thrive today thanks to a better business environment and greater technological innovation, a government report said. Large Participation of China in Greek Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17881&SEO=large-participation-of-china-in-greek-trade-fair Athens, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), the most important trade fair in Greece, will be attended by some 170 Chinese companies, said organizers of the event. Chinese President Lauds Links with Arab Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17836&SEO=chinese-president-lauds-links-with-arab-countries Beijing, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded today the ties with the Arab States in strengthening the Silk Road initiative, which aims at interconnecting countries on this ancient route. Puerto Rican Gov't on Alert Due to Hurricane Irma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17801&SEO=puerto-rican-govt-on-alert-due-to-hurricane-irma San Juan, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The government of Puerto Rico warned its population Tuesday about the danger of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to partially affect Puerto Rico on Wednesday afternoon. Ecuador Increases Trade Relations With China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17794&SEO=ecuador-increases-trade-relations-with-china Quito, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador consolidated today trade relations with China during the visit of Foreign Trade Minister, Pablo Campana, to that Asian country, first stopover of a tour that includes six nations. Second Round of NAFTA Renegotiations Concludes in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17791&SEO=second-round-of-nafta-renegotiations-concludes-in-mexico Mexico, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from Mexico, Canada and the United States will end the second round of renegotiation the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) today, and they should define the actions on labor issues, one of the most complicated matters during the talks. BRICS Summit Ends in China with Stronger Association http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17788&SEO=brics-summit-ends-in-china-with-stronger-association Xiamen, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Pragmatic cooperation occupies a relevant place among the main points of the Final Declaration approved at the closing here today of the 9th Summit of Brics, group of emergent economies formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Conservation Agriculture is an Urgent Need, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17774&SEO=conservation-agriculture-is-an-urgent-need-says-fao Havana, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Conservation agriculture has become an urgent need, said today official for programs of FAO Cole Genge in an article quoted today by the FAO office in Havana. Minister Considers Bolivia with Great Gas Deposit Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17723&SEO=minister-considers-bolivia-with-great-gas-deposit-potential La Paz, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Hydrocarbons Luis Sánchez reported that resources estimated today in the Madre de Dios basin in the north of the country could reach 32 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas. World Peace and Security a Priority, Xi at 9th BRICS Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17713&SEO=world-peace-and-security-a-priority-xi-at-9th-brics-summit Beijing, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) In opening Sunday the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on member States to uphold global peace and stability, stressing a vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security. Brazilian Tourism to Cuba Grows More Than 60 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17701&SEO=brazilian-tourism-to-cuba-grows-more-than-60-percent Brasilia, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian tourism to Cuba has grown more than 60 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2016, said Dagmar Gonzalez, economic adviser to the Cuban diplomatic mission here. Travel Events in Vietnam to Revitalize Asia Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17677&SEO=travel-events-in-vietnam-to-revitalize-asia-tourism Hanoi, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The installation of more than 300 stands from companies from around 20 countries will make the XIII International Travel Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City a great boost for Tourism in Asia, confirmed the organizers today. China, Africa Set Up Renewable Energy Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17672&SEO=china-africa-set-up-renewable-energy-cooperation Beijing, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between China and Africa has seen today a remarkable progress in the renewable energy sector, China''s official press stresses. Second Round of NAFTA Renegotiation Starts in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17665&SEO=second-round-of-nafta-renegotiation-starts-in-mexico Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Amid threats of U.S. president Donald Trump of withdrawing from the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), starts here today the second round of renegotiation talks without great expectations. Fifth World Cocoa Summit Closes in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17660&SEO=fifth-world-cocoa-summit-closes-in-ecuador Quito, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 5th World Cocoa Summit holds its final sessions today in the port city of Guayaquil, after allowing to strengthen the scientific and comercial space of that Ecuadorian product, both inside the country and abroad. In September, World Venue on Labor Security and Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17650&SEO=in-september-world-venue-on-labor-security-and-health Geneva, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 21st World Congress on Labor Security and Health will be held from September 3 to 6, in Singapur with the participation of over three thousand specialists and researchers. Canada Economy Expands Most Since 2011 on Spending Spree http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17632&SEO=canada-economy-expands-most-since-2011-on-spending-spree Ottawa,Aug 31 (Prensa Latina)Canada''s economy unexpectedly accelerated at a 4.5 percent pace in the second quarter, tops among Group of Seven countries, led by the biggest binge in household spending since before the 2008-2009 global recession. Venezuela, Russia Strengthen Joint Work for Gas and Oil Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17625&SEO=venezuela-russia-strengthen-joint-work-for-gas-and-oil-development Caracas, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) With six joint ventures operating, four of them in the ‘Hugo Chavez'' Oil Belt, Venezuela is making progress in the development of its oil and gas potential with the support of Russia and its state-owned Rosneft. Ecuador's Best Coffee and Cocoa Promotes Business Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17624&SEO=ecuadors-best-coffee-and-cocoa-promotes-business-round Quito, Aug 31 (PL) Traders of 13 countries attended the Business Round Aromas of Ecuador 2017, held as part of the 5th World Cocoa Summit, today in its second day of sessions in the port city of Guayaquil. Some 13,3 Million Brazilians Out of Jobs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17619&SEO=some-133-million-brazilians-out-of-jobs Brasilia, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Around 13,3 million people are jobless in Brazil, a figure of 12,5 percent above the third quarter one of May-July, 2016, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said today. Exchange Rate Recovery for the Syrian Pound http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17617&SEO=exchange-rate-recovery-for-the-syrian-pound Damascus, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian pound showed an exchange rate recovery in the last months facing the US dollar due to several factors, among them the increase in remittances from abroad, said today economic sources. Harvey is Deemed the Costliest Disaster in U.S. History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17612&SEO=harvey-is-deemed-the-costliest-disaster-in-u.s.-history Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Tropical storm Harvey, previously hurricane category four of a máximum of five in the scale Saffir-Simpson, can become the most expensive natural phenomenon in U.S. history, estimated today the meteorology enterprise AccuWeather. According to a communiqué of that entity, material damages of the meteor which unleashed catastrophic floods in Texas and Louisiana, will be near the 160 billion dollars. Torpedoed by Trump, Transpacific Agreement Still to be Rescued http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17608&SEO=torpedoed-by-trump-transpacific-agreement-still-to-be-rescued Sydney, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The 11 countries committed to the Transpacific Agreerment of Economic Cooperation (TPP) postponed for September the maneuvers to rescue the pact, torpedoed by Donald Trump, briefly after assuming the presidency of the Uhited States. Australia, Vietnam Strengthen Agricultural Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17563&SEO=australia-vietnam-strengthen-agricultural-cooperation Canberra, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Australia have opportunities for agricultural cooperation through the implementation of sectorial projects between the two countries companies, said Australian Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston. Flow of Foreign Capital Grows in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17547&SEO=flow-of-foreign-capital-grows-in-vietnam Hanoi, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Following a surprising trend for any country and latitude, Vietnam received in the first eight months of this year, direct foreign investments (DFI) for 23 billion 360 million dollars. Clean and Cheap Energy Proposed by EdT Project in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17527&SEO=clean-and-cheap-energy-proposed-by-edt-project-in-chile Santiago, Chile, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Mirror of Tarapaca (EdT) project -in northern Chile- has proposed in the short term to produce clean and cheap energy, with no polluting emissions, as revealed by the Chilean renewable energy company Valhalla. China Lifts 13.9 Million People Out of Poverty Each Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17514&SEO=china-lifts-13.9-million-people-out-of-poverty-each-year Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) China lifted 13.9 million people out of poverty each year from 2012 and 2016, according to a report released today by the State Council. Cuban Henequen Industry Launches S.O.S. to Survive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17446&SEO=cuban-henequen-industry-launches-s.o.s.-to-survive Havana, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Official reports show today that Cuba goes to the rescue of the henequen industry in order to increase production of ropes and strings, among other economic items. Transpacific Agreement Starts Negotiation Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17436&SEO=transpacific-agreement-starts-negotiation-round Camberra, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Transpacific Collaboration Agreement (TPP) start here today a new round of negotiations to agree on terms of the Treaty. Sixteen Countries Confirmed for Business Round in Bolivian Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17424&SEO=sixteen-countries-confirmed-for-business-round-in-bolivian-fair La Paz, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 16 countries already confirmed their attendance to the business round at the International Fair of Santa Cruz, from September 27 to 29, in that Bolivian city, informed organizers. Success of International Damascus Fair Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17421&SEO=success-of-international-damascus-fair-highlighted Damascus, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The International Fair of Damascus, closed yesterday after 10 days of busy work, was highlighted for the presence of 43 countries and over two million 247 thousand visitors, declared today a source of the organizing committee. Mexico among the World's Countries Receiving Most Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17397&SEO=mexico-among-the-worlds-countries-receiving-most-tourists Mexico, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto assured Saturday that Mexico is the 8th country that receives most tourists in the world. China Prioritizes Opening its Market to the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17383&SEO=china-prioritizes-opening-its-market-to-the-world Beijing, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The governement prioritizes today the preparation of the First International Expo of Imports of China in 2018 as an important measure of the country to open its market to the world. New Gas Price Scale to Be Presented in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17340&SEO=new-gas-price-scale-to-be-presented-in-bolivia La Paz, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The minister of Hydrocarbons of Bolivia, Luis Alberto Sanchez, said that a new international gas price scale is being prepared and will be presented at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Chile and East Caribbean Add Interests to Common Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17337&SEO=chile-and-east-caribbean-add-interests-to-common-links Fausto Triana, Special Envoy Bolivian President Stresses Lithium Industrialization Importance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17327&SEO=bolivian-president-stresses-lithium-industrialization-importance La Paz, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales highlighted today that industrialization of lithium was a process of economic and energy sovereignty to his country. China Grants Bolivia US $1.6 Billion Loan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17306&SEO=china-grants-bolivia-us-1.6-billion-loan La Paz, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) China has granted loans to Bolivia valued at $1.6 billion USD, mainly for the construction of roads, Planning Minister, Mariana Prado, said. China Boosts Military and Civilian Development in Sci-Tech http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17303&SEO=china-boosts-military-and-civilian-development-in-sci-tech Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government has unveiled a five-year plan on promoting integrated military and civilian development in the science and technology sector, official sources said today. China's Anti-Dumping Probes Against US Products Legal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17300&SEO=chinas-anti-dumping-probes-against-us-products-legal Beijing, Aug. 24 (Prensa Latina) China''s anti-dumping probes against US products is a legal procedure and not a response to Washington''s trade investigation, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Monday. Mongolia to Build Windfarm With Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17298&SEO=mongolia-to-build-windfarm-with-foreign-investment Ulan Bator, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Sainshand wind farm, the third of its kind privately financed in Mongolia, will receive foreign investment of 120 million dollars, announced the European Investment Bank (EIB) today. Bolivian Economy Grew in First Half of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17269&SEO=bolivian-economy-grew-in-first-half-of-2017 La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 3.34 percent in the first quarter of 2017, and the government maintains the projection growth of 4.7% by December this year, stressed Wednesday Economy Minister Mario Guillen. Turkish PM Meets Vietnamese Counterpart to Boost Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17259&SEO=turkish-pm-meets-vietnamese-counterpart-to-boost-economic-ties Hanoi, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s prime ministers, Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Turkey''s Binali Yildirim, testified in this capital today that they wanted to bring bilateral relations to a higher level. Malaysia,Indonesia in Talks on Possible B5 Biodiesel Program in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17256&SEO=malaysiaindonesia-in-talks-on-possible-b5-biodiesel-program-in-china Kuala Lumpur, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia and Indonesia are in talks on possible implementation of B5 biodiesel program in China, given the Chinese increased environment control in the palm oil market. NY Stock Exchange in the Red After Trump's Statements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17253&SEO=ny-stock-exchange-in-the-red-after-trumps-statements New York, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has opened today in the red due to investors'' concerns, following US President Donald Trump''s statements on the construction of a wall along the US border with Mexico. British Pound Falls on Uncertainty over Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17237&SEO=british-pound-falls-on-uncertainty-over-brexit London, Aug 23 (PL) The British pound fell to the lowest level since the end of 2009 because of uncertainty over the Brexit (British exit of the European Union). Bolivia Facing Regional Challenges to Energy Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17224&SEO=bolivia-facing-regional-challenges-to-energy-integration La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Regional challenges for energy integration and the possibilities of Bolivia as exporter of electricity from renewable sources, are key issues at the fair Expo Gas and Energy 2017, opened today in Santa Cruz. Ecuador and El Salvador to Consolidate Bilateral Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17209&SEO=ecuador-and-el-salvador-to-consolidate-bilateral-trade Quito, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and El Salvador are getting close to the consolidation of their bilateral cooperation and commercial flow, through the Partial Scope Agreement for Economic Complementation, already approved by the Ecuadorian Government. Severe Phone Interruption Affects Thousands of Mexicans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17196&SEO=severe-phone-interruption-affects-thousands-of-mexicans Mexico, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of users of Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) are still affected today in their service of navigation and internet applications, hosted abroad, since the afternoon of this Monday. Oil Price Jumps After Supplies Drop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17195&SEO=oil-price-jumps-after-supplies-drop London, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have jumped higher today amid some reports of a fall in supplies. Parliament Debates Panama Involvement in Secret Trade Pact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17175&SEO=parliament-debates-panama-involvement-in-secret-trade-pact Panama, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Parliament debate heats up here concerning Panama''s involvement in alleged secret talks in Trade in Services Agreement between 234 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), including the European Union. Chinese President Reiterates Commitment to UN 2030 Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17143&SEO=chinese-president-reiterates-commitment-to-un-2030-agenda Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has said today that the country will continue its efforts to implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the official press reports. Japan Undertakes Final Work Stage in Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17137&SEO=japan-undertakes-final-work-stage-in-fukushima-no.1-nuclear-plant Tokyo, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese authorities will undertake on Tuesday the final phase for the construction of an underground ice wall around the Fukushima No.1 nuclear-powered plant to prevent water pollution with radioactive substances. SADC Summit Ends with Plans to Strengthen Southern Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17118&SEO=sadc-summit-ends-with-plans-to-strengthen-southern-africa Pretoria, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The 37th Summit of the SADC ended in this capital with the commitment to boost industrialization and infrastructure in the 15 member countries and give better life to the 230 million inhabitants of Southern Africa. Vietnam: Fruit, Vegetables to Bring Revenues of 3.6 Billion Dollars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17108&SEO=vietnam-fruit-vegetables-to-bring-revenues-of-3.6-billion-dollars Hanoi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The basket of fruit and vegetables that Vietnam will offer the world this year will bring revenues of 3.6 billion dollars, authorities confirmed. Costa Ricans Worry About Unemployment and Insecurity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17092&SEO=costa-ricans-worry-about-unemployment-and-insecurity San Jose, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Unemployment and insecurity are today the main worries of Costa Ricans, according to the most recent survey by the Center of Investigation and Political Sciences (CIEP) of the University of Costa Rica. Increase in Angolan Oil Production Expected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17075&SEO=increase-in-angolan-oil-production-expected Luanda, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Angolan petroleum production could increase to 1.861 million barrels per day in 2018, with the opening of several projects in the sector, as foreign company studies forecast today. Nearly 335,000 Children, Youngsters Do Not Attend School in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17054&SEO=nearly-335000-children-youngsters-do-not-attend-school-in-mexico Mexico, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) About 335,000 children and teenagers do not attend schools in Mexico, which places them as a vulnerable sector, lacking knowledge to face life, revealed the National Institute of Statistics and Geography reveals. Bolivia to Set Up Rapid-Reaction Groups in the Border With Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17042&SEO=bolivia-to-set-up-rapid-reaction-groups-in-the-border-with-chile La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Customs Office of Bolivia (ANB) will set up this month the first fixed immediate reaction camp, to fight the smuggling activities and reinforce the control operations in the border with Chile. Ethiopian PM Says Poverty at Heart of Instability in Africa Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17028&SEO=ethiopian-pm-says-poverty-at-heart-of-instability-in-africa-region Khartoum, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Economic integration is the shortest route and a sure means to secure the region, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told a diplomatic corps accredited here after a three-day official visit. Che's Economic Thinking Highlighted in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17023&SEO=ches-economic-thinking-highlighted-in-bolivia La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Che''s economic thinking, his contributions to the Cuban revolutionary process and the force of his ideas in the island nation were debated at a session of the Ernesto Guevara Chair in this city. South African President Extols Importance of Brics Bank for Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=17017&SEO=south-african-president-extols-importance-of-brics-bank-for-africa Pretoria, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) South African president, Jacob Zuma, extolled the progress of the Brics bank in its two years of existence and its financial support to projects of renewable energy in the member countries of this group created in 2008. Barcelona Airport Security Staff to Denounce Government's Ruling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16987&SEO=barcelona-airport-security-staff-to-denounce-governments-ruling Madrid, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Security workers checking carry-on luggage at Barcelona''s airport have accused the Spanish government of violating their rights, by triggering mandatory arbitration to put an end to an indefinite strike. Mexican Opposition Demands Investigation of Brazilian Company http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16971&SEO=mexican-opposition-demands-investigation-of-brazilian-company Mexico, August 17 (Prensa Latina) Opposition parties in Mexico are demanding the government to present the audit''s results carried out to Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) during the administration of Emilio Lozoya, involved today in the case of bribery of the Brazilian company Odebrecht. China Adopts New Measures to Attract Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16961&SEO=china-adopts-new-measures-to-attract-foreign-investment Beijing, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) China prioritizes today stable growth of foreign investment, reason why the government takes steps to reduce restrictions of access to the market. Rare Mineral Niobium to be Exploited in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16953&SEO=rare-mineral-niobium-to-be-exploited-in-angola Luanda, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) European consortium Blue Mining will exploit a deposit of niobium, a rare mineral, in cooperation with the National Diamonds Enterprise of Angola (Endiama), announced the media. Temer, Meirelles Cause the Bigger Fiscal Disaster in Brazilian History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16929&SEO=temer-meirelles-cause-the-bigger-fiscal-disaster-in-brazilian-history Brasilia, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles have triggered the biggest fiscal disaster in the country''s history in just one year, according to Brasil 247 newspaper. Prime Minister Highlights Vietnam Red Cross Performance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16923&SEO=prime-minister-highlights-vietnam-red-cross-performance Hanoi, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnam Red Cross (CRV) has made a significant contribution to reducing poverty, ensuring social welfare and improving the lives of citizens, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc stressed Wednesday. South Korea Seeks to Stabilize Financial Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16922&SEO=south-korea-seeks-to-stabilize-financial-markets Seoul, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Economic and monetary authorities in South Korea have agreed today to adopt measures to stabilize financial markets if necessary. SADC Ministers Make Progress in Work for 37th Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16911&SEO=sadc-ministers-make-progress-in-work-for-37th-summit Pretoria, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of South Africa Development Community (SADC) analyze today relevant issues they will submit to heads of State and Government for their summit this weekend. Begins in the U.S. First NAFTA Renegotiation Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16899&SEO=begins-in-the-u.s.-first-nafta-renegotiation-round Washington, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) México, Canada and the United States open here today the first renegotiating round of the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), process in which each part will put its priorities on the table. Bolivian President to Visit China in 2018 to Strengthen Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16890&SEO=bolivian-president-to-visit-china-in-2018-to-strengthen-links La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will make a visit to China next year, to increase the level of bilateral relations to move up later on to a strategic association. South African FM Accepts SADC Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16866&SEO=south-african-fm-accepts-sadc-presidency Pretoria, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) South African Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has highlighted today the importance of SADC integration agenda for her nation and the rest of the regional States, coordinated in the effort to improve these peoples´ lives . FAO Highlights Bolivian Government Plans to Tackle Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16863&SEO=fao-highlights-bolivian-government-plans-to-tackle-drought La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Crispim Moreira, representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Bolivia, has highlighted the plans developed by the government to mitigate the effects of climate problems such as drought. Bolivia: Bioceanic Train, Strategic Project of the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16861&SEO=bolivia-bioceanic-train-strategic-project-of-the-region La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Public Works of Bolivia, Milton Claros, affirmed that the bioceanic train is today a strategic project for the region and has the support of several South American, European and Asian countries. Probe Demanded on Odebrecht Corruption Case in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16856&SEO=probe-demanded-on-odebrecht-corruption-case-in-mexico Mexico, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Workers' Party (PT) in Mexico demanded that government authorities look deep into charges against Emilio Lozoya, former president of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) for allegedly receiving bribes from Brazilian firm Odebrecht. Chile prepares Economic-Commercial Mooring on China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16842&SEO=chile-prepares-economic-commercial-mooring-on-china Santiago de Chile, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) After its official launching last Friday, Chile started to prep-up details of a vigorous promotional multifaceted campaign in China, which it will displayfrom August 29 to September 8 in the Asian giant. Uruguay is Visited by Unprecedented Amount of Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16840&SEO=uruguay-is-visited-by-unprecedented-amount-of-tourists-in-2017 Montevideo, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) In the recent seven months of 2017 Uruguay was visited by 2,423,000 tourists, an unprecedented total in this country, said minister of Tourism Liliam Kechichian. Brazilian Economy Will Grow 0.34 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16824&SEO=brazilian-economy-will-grow-0.34-percent Brasilia, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Gross Domestic Product could reach by 2017 a barely growth of 0.34 percent, according to estimations of financial market, reported today by Brazilian Central Bank. UN Bodies Alert on Food Insecurity in Congo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16812&SEO=un-bodies-alert-on-food-insecurity-in-congo Nairobi, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) A report by United Nations agencies warns today that conflicts trigger food insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), when about 7.7 million people need urgent humanitarian aid. Australia in Favour of Thermosolar Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16807&SEO=australia-in-favour-of-thermosolar-energy Caberra, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Australian authorities today showed their tendency towards thermosolar energy by announcing the construction of the largest plant in the southern city of Port Augusta. China Controls Construction of Coal-Fired Power Plants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16806&SEO=china-controls-construction-of-coal-fired-power-plants Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) China is nowadays regulating the construction of brand-new coal-fired power plants to prevent overcapacity and promote a combination of clean energy. Euroasian Economic Union contrary to Trade Barriers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16804&SEO=euroasian-economic-union-contrary-to-trade-barriers Astaná, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Kazakh Prime Minister, Bakhytzhan Sagintayev, showed today his opposition to trade barriers between the members of the Euroasian Economic Union (EEU). México: Peasants Protest Nafta Renegotiation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16792&SEO=mexico-peasants-protest-nafta-renegotiation México, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) and now its renegotiation will continue harming the Mexican peasant sector for lack of competitiveness with its similar of the United States, assert today specialists of the Social Movement for the Land. Chinese Vice Premier Arrives in Pakistan for Independence Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16767&SEO=chinese-vice-premier-arrives-in-pakistan-for-independence-day Beijing, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang arrived here today to take part in Pakistan''s 70th Independence Day celebrations on Monday, the media reported. Bolivia Confirms Projections of Exporting Energy to South America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16752&SEO=bolivia-confirms-projections-of-exporting-energy-to-south-america La Paz, Aug 12 (Prensa latina) President of the Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) of Bolivia, Eduardo Paz, confirmed the projections of that state Enterprise of exporting energy to four nations of South America. Oil Prices Drop Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16722&SEO=oil-prices-drop-again London, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell again today due to the crude oil oversupply which continues to be one of the heaviest burdens for market operators. A Technique to Turn Plastic into a Heater Conductor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16720&SEO=a-technique-to-turn-plastic-into-a-heater-conductor Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Engineers at Michigan University created a technique that can modify plastic molecular structure to conduct heat, the magazine Science Advances reported today. BRICS' Bank, a Vision for Sustainable Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16704&SEO=brics-bank-a-vision-for-sustainable-growth Beijing, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Amidst growing world tensions, the upcoming BRICS summit in Xiamen, a southeastern Chinese city, will help its five member states build a needed stronger economic partnership, the group''s New Development Bank (NDB) President K. V. Kamath hopes. Remittances to Pakistan Increases but also Trade Deficit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16694&SEO=remittances-to-pakistan-increases-but-also-trade-deficit Islamabad, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan received 541 million dollars in remittances in July, about 213 million less than in the same period last year, while trade deficit rose to 56 percent, today reported official sources. Chile prepares Big Business Mission to Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16693&SEO=chile-prepares-big-business-mission-to-guatemala Santiago de Chile, Aug 11(Prensa Latina) Chile prepares a great business mission to Guatemala, oriented to make direct investments and joint production processes, revealed the Direction of International Economic Relations (Direcon). Toyota Postpones Operations in Mexico Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16670&SEO=toyota-postpones-operations-in-mexico-plant Mexico, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Toyota Motor Corp automotive industry will postpone the start of operations at its new plant in Mexico until the first half of 2020, starting from the date originally planned in 2019, reported the company today. Police Cracks Down on Street Gangs in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16665&SEO=police-cracks-down-on-street-gangs-in-panama Panama, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Eight people arrested and nine weapons seized is the balance of the anti-gang police operation conducted today in the Caribbean city of Colon, setting of a recently increasing violence. Mexico, Veracruz Starts Its Recovery After Hurricane Franklin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16664&SEO=mexico-veracruz-starts-its-recovery-after-hurricane-franklin Mexico, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexican western state of Veracruz is recovering today from Franklin's bashing, which impacted the northern zone of that territory as Category 1 hurricane. OPEC Optimistic About Oil Demand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16662&SEO=opec-optimistic-about-oil-demand London, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countrties (OPEC) considered today there will be a greater world demand of crude next year. Brazil to Harvest Record Grain Crop in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16655&SEO=brazil-to-harvest-record-grain-crop-in-2017 Brasilia Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Grain harvest will grow this year 31.1 percent in Brazil with respect to 2016, and it will reach a record figure of 242.1 million tons, estimated the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics ( IBGE) today. Cuban Authorities Set on Increasing Charcoal Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16653&SEO=cuban-authorities-set-on-increasing-charcoal-production Havana, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities called national industry today to increase charcoal production as one of the important lines for exports at present. Germany Investing in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16636&SEO=germany-investing-in-ecuador Quito, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) German's investment opportunities in Ecuador are growing today, with the proposal of DSH (Deutsch Spanische Handelsgesellschaft) company to allocate $500 million USD to implement tourism projects in this South American country. Drivers, Police Clashes Due to Uber in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16609&SEO=drivers-police-clashes-due-to-uber-in-panama Panama, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Violent clashes took place today in this capital between police and tourism taxi drivers and selective transportation that protested against the presence of Uber in Panama. The actions of the protesters, also registered in the provinces of West Panama and Colón, contemplated the closing of roads demanding the removal of this service, which in their opinion operates illegally at national level. Cuban Authorities Look to Consolidate Private Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16606&SEO=cuban-authorities-look-to-consolidate-private-sector Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The second in charge of the Permanent Commission for Implementation and Development of Cuba, Yovana Vega, highlighted today ther need to consolidate the self-employment or private sector. Venezuela and China Strengthen Economic Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16600&SEO=venezuela-and-china-strengthen-economic-links Caracas, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and China evaluated new financial schemes during the meeting of the Bilateral High-Level Commission that met in this capital in order to strengthen relations between both nations. Change in Tariffs will Benefit Users of Panama Canal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16590&SEO=change-in-tariffs-will-benefit-users-of-panama-canal Panamá, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) A new structure of tariffs to transit the Panama Canal will apply from next October 1st with the objective of attracting more Neopanamax and gas ships, among others, it was known today. Chinese President Congratulates ASEAN for 50th Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16530&SEO=chinese-president-congratulates-asean-for-50th-anniversary Beijing, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has sent a message of congratulation to his Filipino peer, Rodrigo Duterte, on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). More Delays in Canadian Airports Due to Safety Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16511&SEO=more-delays-in-canadian-airports-due-to-safety-measures Ottawa, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Canadian airports increasingly spend more money in extraordinary safety measures, but waiting times for passengers grow, a study of CBC News reveals. Bolivian Gas Reaches Rural Populations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16472&SEO=bolivian-gas-reaches-rural-populations La Paz, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian State Fiscal Oildfield (YPFB) installed 23 regasification satellite stations (ERS) in remote rural populations where they currently lack conventional gas pipelines. China Improves Coal Mine Safety Supervision http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16458&SEO=china-improves-coal-mine-safety-supervision Beijing, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) China improved its coal mine safety supervision during the first semester of 2017, local media reported. The State Security Administration in Coal Mines noted that local authorities imposed 3,967 administrative fines from January to July, 91.7 percent more than in the same period last year. Angola: First Optic Fiber Cable to South America Ready http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16441&SEO=angola-first-optic-fiber-cable-to-south-america-ready Luanda, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Angola is to inaugurate next Wednesday the first optic fiber cable joining Africa with Latin America through the Atlantic, announced the Minister of Telecommnunications and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha. Lauca Hydroelectric Plant Begins Operations in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16414&SEO=lauca-hydroelectric-plant-begins-operations-in-angola Luanda, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The first turbine of the Angolan Lauca hydroelectric power plant has started its electricity supply today, after President Jose Eduardo dos Santos set it on. German Supermarket Chain Rejects Dutch Eggs for Being Toxic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16412&SEO=german-supermarket-chain-rejects-dutch-eggs-for-being-toxic Berlín, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The biggest German supermarket chain announced today the withdrawl from its stores of eggs from Holland for containing toxics. Siberia: Seventeen People are Missing Inside Flooded Diamond Mine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16408&SEO=siberia-seventeen-people-are-missing-inside-flooded-diamond-mine Moscow, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) At least 17 people were reported missing inside a flooded diamond mine in Siberia, as reported by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry. Vietnam Finishes Homes for Low-Income People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16403&SEO=vietnam-finishes-homes-for-low-income-people Hanoi, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) In the second trimester of 2017 Vietnam finished 184 projects of social dwellings that will allow delivering 2,000 apartments to low-income people, the Ministry of Construction today pointed out. ECLAC Predicts 4-Percent Bolivian Economy Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16395&SEO=eclac-predicts-4-percent-bolivian-economy-growth La Paz, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) predicts a four-percent increase in Bolivia''s gross domestic product (GDP) for this year, according to the most recent report published today. Workers Dismissed From PepsiCo Plant in B.A Demand Their Jobs Back http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16367&SEO=workers-dismissed-from-pepsico-plant-in-b.a-demand-their-jobs-back Buenos Aires, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The white tent in front of the Argentine Congress by a group of 600 workers dismissed from a PepsiCo corporation, continues today as they wait for their jobs to be returned to them. German 'Diesel Summit' Results Criticized Here http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16353&SEO=german-diesel-summit-results-criticized-here Berlín, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Organizations for the protection of the environment in Germany criticized today the results of the so-called Diesel Summit held this Wednesday in Berlin. Vietnam Examines Economy and Gives it Good Grades http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16350&SEO=vietnam-examines-economy-and-gives-it-good-grades Hanoi, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s economy showed a positive perfiormance in the first seven months of the year, commented today Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during an ordinary cabinet meeting. Shell Brazil Interested in Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16346&SEO=shell-brazil-interested-in-bolivian-gas La Paz, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Shell Brasil CEO for Gas Market Development in America, Christian Iturri, has expressed the company's interest in buying Bolivia's gas from 2019, according to the Bolivian Ministry of Hydrocarbons. Organized Crime Operates in Guatemalan Customs Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16313&SEO=organized-crime-operates-in-guatemalan-customs-services Guatemala, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Organized crime continues to be operating in the nation''s customs services, according to the Guatemalan Defense Minister Williams Mansilla. Europeans Optimist Regarding Single Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16306&SEO=europeans-optimist-regarding-single-currency Brussels, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Eurobarometer published by the European Commission (EC) declared today that a growing majority of Old Continent citizens are optimistic regarding the future of the community and the single currency. Argentine Farmers to Give Away Free Bananas As a Protest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16304&SEO=argentine-farmers-to-give-away-free-bananas-as-a-protest Buenos Aires, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) As a protest for what they consider an indiscriminate importation and sale at a very low price, a group of farmers from three Argentine provinces are giving away today about 30 tons of bananas at the Plaza de Mayo. About 42 Countries to Attend Syria International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16294&SEO=about-42-countries-to-attend-syria-international-fair Damascus, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Fanes Ahmad Al Kartally, general director of the Damascus International Fair, have confirmed today that 42 countries will participate at the event scheduled for August 17 to 26. Bolivian Satellite Generates 60M Dollars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16284&SEO=bolivian-satellite-generates-60m-dollars La Paz, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian satellite of telecommunications Túpac Katari generated nearly 60 million dollars in incomes for commercial services from its luanching in 2013, reported the director of the Bolivian Space Agency (ABE), Iván Zambrana. South African President Points out Economic Difficulties in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16257&SEO=south-african-president-points-out-economic-difficulties-in-2017 Pretoria, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma referred to the current difficulties of the South African economy and anticipated that growth of 1.3 percent for this year will be below 0.5 percent, it was reported today. South Africa Hosts Industrialization Week and SADC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16249&SEO=south-africa-hosts-industrialization-week-and-sadc-summit Pretoria, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) One week dedicated to industrialization begins today in Johannesburg before the 37th Summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) under the slogan of ''Association with the private sector for industrial development and the chain of values of the region''. Argentine Government Establishes Cyber-security Committee http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16227&SEO=argentine-government-establishes-cyber-security-committee Buenos Aires, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine government has established a cyber-security committee, composed of three ministries, to develop a national strategy to protect cyberspace and be capable of responding to large-scale incidents. Mexican Gov't Urged to Implement Anti-Poverty Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16215&SEO=mexican-govt-urged-to-implement-anti-poverty-plan Mexico, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The federal government and Congress must formulate a comprehensive strategy to attack poverty with economic measures, stressed the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval). Bolivian Refineries Reach $427 Million USD in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16213&SEO=bolivian-refineries-reach-427-million-usd-in-profits La Paz, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The production of the ‘Guillermo Elder Bell'' and ‘Gualberto Villarroel'' state refineries since their nationalization 10 years ago has reached $427 million USD in profits, the state-run oil firm Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) revealed today. NAFTA Renegotiation Will Harm Mexico, Warns Peasant Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16206&SEO=nafta-renegotiation-will-harm-mexico-warns-peasant-leader Mexico, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will harm Mexico, assured today the Secretary General of the Independent Agricultural Workers and Peasants Union (Cioac, in Spanish), Federico Ovalle. Croacia Cooperates with Iran's Railway Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16195&SEO=croacia-cooperates-with-irans-railway-development Tehran, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Iran is ready to provide Croatia with conditions for investment, making cars and technology transferring on its railway sector, said Sunday Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Iranian Railways (IRIR), Mohammad Rajabi. India to Become World's Largest Milk Producer by 2026 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16164&SEO=india-to-become-worlds-largest-milk-producer-by-2026 New Delhi, July 29 (Prensa Latina) India will become the world''s largest milk producer over the next decade, with a considerable advantage over the European Union (EU), its closest competitor, today revealed a study released in the capital. Vietnam-Indonesia Relations Beneficial to the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16127&SEO=vietnam-indonesia-relations-beneficial-to-the-region Hanoi, July 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Indonesia are aiming for a $10 billion USD bilateral trade by 2020, in mutual interest but also for the benefit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Vietnam Attracts Foreign Investments Valued at $22 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16124&SEO=vietnam-attracts-foreign-investments-valued-at-22-billion-usd Hanoi, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has so far attracted foreign direct investment (FDI) estimated at $22 billion USD this year, a 52 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Oil Price Reaches Top Level in Almost Eight Weeks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16110&SEO=oil-price-reaches-top-level-in-almost-eight-weeks London, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The fall in the oil stock in the United States shot up the price of that product to its top level in almost eight weeks. BRICS Member Countries Called to Stimulate Jobs and Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16104&SEO=brics-member-countries-called-to-stimulate-jobs-and-growth Beijing, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The member countries of the BRICS Group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) were urged Thursday to work together to guarantee a steady job system and improve the life quality of their respective peoples. At Least 123 Killed By Rains in Indian State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16088&SEO=at-least-123-killed-by-rains-in-indian-state New Delhi, July 27 (Prensa Latina) At least 123 people were killed in the western Indian state of Gujarat due to heavy rains that hit the territory, today said official sources. Bolivia Can Become South America's Energy Heart, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16061&SEO=bolivia-can-become-south-americas-energy-heart-minister-says Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia can become South America''s energy heart, thanks to the good use of natural resources resulting from the process of nationalization, Hydrocarbon Minister Luis Sanchez said. Cuba, Qatar Plans Respectful Relationship Focused on Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16041&SEO=cuba-qatar-plans-respectful-relationship-focused-on-development Havana, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Qatar are planning a relationship based on mutual respect and focused on the economic development, Arab country''s ambassador here, Rashid Mairza Al-Mulla, stated today. Canadian Dollar Up For First Time Since 2015 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=16013&SEO=canadian-dollar-up-for-first-time-since-2015 Ottawa, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian dollar has rose today above 80 cents against USD, reached for the first time since June 30, 2015. Titicaca Lake in Bolivia as Tourist Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15949&SEO=titicaca-lake-in-bolivia-as-tourist-destination La Paz, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Cultures Wilma Alanoca announced that next Tuesday 25 will make the official launch of the tourist destination Titicaca Fascinating, the highest navigable lake in the world. Tourist Visits to Cuban Destination Jardines del Rey Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15934&SEO=tourist-visits-to-cuban-destination-jardines-del-rey-increase Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban destination Jardines del Rey was visited by more than 230,000 tourists from different countries during the first six months, to total a 13 percent increase. Over 12,000 Migrants Expel From Germany in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15912&SEO=over-12000-migrants-expel-from-germany-in-2017 Berlin, July 21 (Prensa Latina) A total of 12,545 migrants and asylum seekers were deported from Germany in the first six months of 2017, as revealed by Funke media group. Vietnam Consolidates Rice-Exporting Capacity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15906&SEO=vietnam-consolidates-rice-exporting-capacity Hanoi, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has consolidated itself as the world's third largest rice-exporting nation by selling 2.66 million tonnes in the first half of the year, which brought $1 billion and 650,000 USD, according to the National Food Association. Mexican Ex-Governor's Wife Managed Illicit Operations. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15900&SEO=mexican-ex-governors-wife-managed-illicit-operations. Mexico, July 21 (Prensa Latina) The wife of ex-governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, who was arrested under money laundering and organized crime charges,it was confirmed that she was the person that managed the illicit operations, according to the statement by witnesses of the Attorney General''s Office. Uruguay to Carry Out 28 Big Development Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15899&SEO=uruguay-to-carry-out-28-big-development-projects Montevideo, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay will execute 28 big development projects over the next months in the 18 departments inside the country through the Subnational Management and Development Program, reported today official sources. New Mexican Bidding for Deep-water Oil Wells http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15882&SEO=new-mexican-bidding-for-deep-water-oil-wells México, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) New bidding for deep-water oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico is scheduled for January 31, announced here Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell. Caricom to Assess Main Trade Instruments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15881&SEO=caricom-to-assess-main-trade-instruments Georgetown, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) A comprehensive review of the main trade instruments of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will take place next week, said local media today. Canadian Party Demands Gov't to Explain on NAFTA Renegotiation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15879&SEO=canadian-party-demands-govt-to-explain-on-nafta-renegotiation Ottawa, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s New Democratic Party demands Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to explain before a federal committee the priorities of his government in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Business Round in Bolivia Wants to Generate 70M Dollars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15866&SEO=business-round-in-bolivia-wants-to-generate-70m-dollars La Paz, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) With the participationof 300 national and international enterprises, the 10th International Business Round of the National Chamber of Commerce of Bolivia (CNC) wants to generate 70 million dollars in agreements. Ninth Meeting of Cooperation Between CARICOM and the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15862&SEO=ninth-meeting-of-cooperation-between-caricom-and-the-un Georgetown, Guyana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community of States (CARICOM) and the United Nations held the ninth meeting of cooperation, starting Thursday, reported local daily press media. Poland Challenges EU and Passes Controversial Judicial Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15856&SEO=poland-challenges-eu-and-passes-controversial-judicial-reforms Warsaw, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The lower house of the Polish Parliament has passed today a controversial judicial reform despite the strong opposition recently presented by the European Union (EU). Ecuadorean Government Takes Actions Against Child Labor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15851&SEO=ecuadorean-government-takes-actions-against-child-labor Quito, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean Government is currently taking some actions to wipe out child labor before 2021, which affects around 200,000 children. Immigrants' Contribution Essential to Italian Economy and Welfare http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15840&SEO=immigrants-contribution-essential-to-italian-economy-and-welfare Rome, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The National Institute of Social Welfare President (INPS), Tito Boeri, has said today that regular immigration are providing Italy with weighty economic benefits. Colombian Agroexpo Exposes Famous Wagyu Cattle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15834&SEO=colombian-agroexpo-exposes-famous-wagyu-cattle Bogota, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The 21st edition of the International Agricultural Fair of Colombia, Agroexpo-2017, is presenting today for the first time the Japanese breed of beef cattle Wagyu -already adapted to the Andean climate-, which produces the famous Kobe meat, with high international value. Vietnam Sells Shoes to 50 Percent of the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15821&SEO=vietnam-sells-shoes-to-50-percent-of-the-world Hanoi, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese big shoe production has made this Asian country be the seller of shoes or similar items to almost 100 countries of the planet, 72 of which purchased these Vietnamese items for more than 1 million dollars in 2017, so far. Qatari Government Offers Aid to Agricultural Producers amid Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15819&SEO=qatari-government-offers-aid-to-agricultural-producers-amid-crisis Doha, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Qatari Government is boosting a plan to subsidize agricultural farms considered ''non-productive'' farms to help them contribute quality products to the local market, despite the boycott the country is currently going through. Ecuador Maintains Support World Global Reduction of Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15807&SEO=ecuador-maintains-support-world-global-reduction-of-oil Quito, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador kept its commitment to maintain its support for the extension of a world reduction in global crude production, adopted by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), official sources reported today. Syrian Army Recovers More Oil Fields in Southern Raqqa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15799&SEO=syrian-army-recovers-more-oil-fields-in-southern-raqqa Damascus, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias have recovered the town of Rmelian, 15 oil wells, a gas field and two processing plants in southern Raqqa province, according to military reports. Turkey, Thailand to Establish Free Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15798&SEO=turkey-thailand-to-establish-free-trade-agreement Ankara, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and Thailand started talks in this capital Tuesday to establish a free trade agreement between the two countries, announced the Economy Ministry at the end of the meeting. Jamaica to Host Denbigh Show http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15797&SEO=jamaica-to-host-denbigh-show Kingston, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Agriculture and Health has officially opened today the Denbigh Show, considered the main commercial agricultural, industrial and food show in the English-speaking Caribbean, as confirmed by the President of Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS), Norman Grant. Costa Rican Minister Defends UN Comprehensive Vision of Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15788&SEO=costa-rican-minister-defends-un-comprehensive-vision-of-development United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica''s Environment and Energy Minister, Edgar Gutierrez, has called today at the United Nations, to move towards sustainable development with a comprehensive vision that interweaves its economic, social and environmental dimensions. Heavy Rainfall Hits Istanbul Causing Million-Dollar Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15786&SEO=heavy-rainfall-hits-istanbul-causing-million-dollar-damage Istanbul, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The damage caused by heavy rains and floods in this city will cost around $60 million USD, according to preliminary estimates by insurance companies. Cuba to Solve Energy Needs with Solar Panels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15778&SEO=cuba-to-solve-energy-needs-with-solar-panels Havana, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are working to solve the country''s energy needs by installing solar panels, above all in faraway communities nationwide. Tourist Arrival to India Increases in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15764&SEO=tourist-arrival-to-india-increases-in-2017 New Delhi, July 19 (Prensa Latina) India received almost 6,9 million foreign tourists in the first six months of this year, up 17,2 percent from the same period in 2016, today reported the Tourism Ministry. Positive Effects of Structural Reform in China Extolled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15762&SEO=positive-effects-of-structural-reform-in-china-extolled Beijing, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The structural reform on the offer side applied in China is having positive effects on economic growth, emphasize here official sources. New U.S. Strategy to Renegotiate NAFTA Studied in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15734&SEO=new-u.s.-strategy-to-renegotiate-nafta-studied-in-canada Ottawa, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Canadian ambassador in Washington, David MacNaughton, presents today before provincial Prime Ministers the strategy of U.S. president, Donald Trump, to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Venezuelan Non-Oil Exports Exceed 300 million USD in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15727&SEO=venezuelan-non-oil-exports-exceed-300-million-usd-in-2017 Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Over 300 million dollars in non-oil industrial exports of Venezuela were reported in the first half of the present year, 86 percent over the results of the same period of 2016. Climate Change Threatens Asia-Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15692&SEO=climate-change-threatens-asia-pacific Hanoi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) With a typhoon on the doorstep, a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was published here today that climate change could undermine the Asia-Pacific development. China's GDP Grows 6.9 Percent in First Half of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15684&SEO=chinas-gdp-grows-6.9-percent-in-first-half-of-2017 Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown about 6.9 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year, about 38.15 trillion yuan ($5.62 trillion USD), the National Bureau of Statistics reported today. Precious Metals Discovered in Indian Waters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15665&SEO=precious-metals-discovered-in-indian-waters New Delhi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A team of Indian scientists discovered millions of tons of precious metals and other minerals deep under the waters surrounding the peninsular area of this country, today announced the Geological Survey of India (GSI). Somalia is in Its Third Week of an Internet Blackout http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15662&SEO=somalia-is-in-its-third-week-of-an-internet-blackout Mogadiscio,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The internet has been down in Somalia since June 24, when an anchor from a Swiss-owned ship, MSC Alice, cut the single fibre cable that links Somalia to the rest of the world. India Aiming at $300bn Investment Target for Energy Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15648&SEO=india-aiming-at-300bn-investment-target-for-energy-program New Delhi, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) India wants to invest 300 billion USD over next decade to meet its surging oil and gas demand, as it needs to increase production of hydrocarbons, and then refine and transport them to households. China for Greater Cooperation with Central-Eastern European countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15643&SEO=china-for-greater-cooperation-with-central-eastern-european-countries Beijing, July 15 (Prensa Latina) China urged Central and Eastern European countries (ECW) to further expand cooperation within the framework of the Strip and Route Initiative, here today. We are Integrating Bolivia by Road Building, affirms Evo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15639&SEO=we-are-integrating-bolivia-by-road-building-affirms-evo La Paz, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales extolled the integration of Bolivia from East to West and from North to South through the construction of roads, when inaugurating today the two-way road San Roque-Huarinas in the La Paz Department. Treaty Provokes Agricultural Disaster in Mexico, Editorial Alert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15632&SEO=treaty-provokes-agricultural-disaster-in-mexico-editorial-alert Mexico, July 15 (Prensa Latina) The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) caused an agricultural disaster in Mexico, an editorial in the daily La Jornada warns. Uruguayan Meat Export Operations still Increasing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15626&SEO=uruguayan-meat-export-operations-still-increasing Montevideo, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay obtained a total of 953 million dollars by the January meat export operations up to July, 16 percent more than the same period in 2016, reported the National Meat Institute (INAC). Trade Turnover Surges 26% between Russia, China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15620&SEO=trade-turnover-surges-26-between-russia-china Moscow, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Trade turnover between Russia and China surged 26% in the first half of 2017, reaching 39.78 billion USD before June, reported Russian Today (RT). Mexico Conducts a Census of Homeless Persons in the Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15616&SEO=mexico-conducts-a-census-of-homeless-persons-in-the-capital Mexico, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) About 1,600 brigade members from the Social Development Secretariat have conducted a census of homeless population 2017, in 16 delegations of Mexico City, was announced here today. US Activist Calls to Increase Pressure Against Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15608&SEO=us-activist-calls-to-increase-pressure-against-blockade-of-cuba New York, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Ike Nahem, coordinator of solidarity with Cuba in New York, has called today to increase pressure in the United States and the world against the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade to the island. Buenos Aires Professors Ratify Struggle After Rejecting Proposal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15603&SEO=buenos-aires-professors-ratify-struggle-after-rejecting-proposal Buenos Aires, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Buenos Aires professors, member of the Union of Education Workers (UTE), have ratified today a fight plan after rebuffing the local Executive´s proposal to increase the salary by 21.5 percent, which they term it as insufficient. FAO Warns of Worsening Food Crisis in East Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15595&SEO=fao-warns-of-worsening-food-crisis-in-east-africa Rome, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) alerted here today that for three consecutive years of drought in East Africa worsened the food crisis in that region. No Poor in Vietnamese Province Devastated by War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15589&SEO=no-poor-in-vietnamese-province-devastated-by-war Hanoi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The southern province of Binh Duong shed the ashes of a devastating war in the 60s and 70s and now it is the first and only Vietnamese territory without poor families. Most Venezuelans Demand Economic Laws for Private Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15577&SEO=most-venezuelans-demand-economic-laws-for-private-companies Caracas, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 80 percent of the Venezuelan population believe that the Government should establish clear economic regulations for private companies, said today Oscar Shemel, head of the Hinterlaces polling firm. Congo Deputy Prime Minister in Angola to Talk of Refugees Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15567&SEO=congo-deputy-prime-minister-in-angola-to-talk-of-refugees-situation Luanda, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, She Leonare Oshintudu, arrived in Angola today for a tripartite meeting on the situation of refugees in this country. Colombia Proposes Global Deal to Fix Coffee Harvest Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15558&SEO=colombia-proposes-global-deal-to-fix-coffee-harvest-price Bogota, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The first World Forum on Coffee, held the last two days in the Colombian city of Medellin, closed its sessions with a Bogota proposal to fix a global price on coffee harvests. PEMEX Workers Accused of Stealing Fuel in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15553&SEO=pemex-workers-accused-of-stealing-fuel-in-mexico Mexico, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 600 workers, union members and reliable to the company Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), were accused of participating during one year in stealing fuel from the company, according top reports today. Transpacific Trade Pact Members Agree to Continue without U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15544&SEO=transpacific-trade-pact-members-agree-to-continue-without-u.s. Tokyo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The 11 participant countries in the Transpacific Trade Association (TPP) agreed today to go forward with the multinational agreement of free trade without the U.S. A 6% Growth, a Huge Challenge for South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15539&SEO=a-6-growth-a-huge-challenge-for-south-africa Johannesburg, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) For South Africa to achieve a 6% growth the government will have to make ''extraordinary bold decisions'' to be able to change the economy, believes Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Camaguey Wants to Rescue its Beaches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15528&SEO=camaguey-wants-to-rescue-its-beaches Camaguey, Cuba, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) In the east of the island of Cuba, the province of Camaguey presents 120 kilometers of beaches in the north and south keys, which are now threatened by natural disasters or events on the sand and the coast vegetation, especially in tourist zones. Cuba Encourages Young Students in Beekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15526&SEO=cuba-encourages-young-students-in-beekeeping Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) A national exhibition on beekeeping, made by activity groups, was opened here seeking to foster primary and high school students to approach that profession. Cuban Deputies Tackle Down on Tourism Performance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15519&SEO=cuban-deputies-tackle-down-on-tourism-performance Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban deputies gathered in the Commission for Attention to Services have dealt with the current performance of tourism as a strategic sector for social economic development of the nation. Demand to Investigate Salvadoran Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15507&SEO=demand-to-investigate-salvadoran-banks San Salvador, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The financial enties involved in the privatization of the Salvadoran banks at the end of the 20th Century were summoned to reveal all the documents hidden in the traumatic process. Turkey Will Keep Standing With Qatar,Says Economy Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15502&SEO=turkey-will-keep-standing-with-qatarsays-economy-minister Ankara, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will continue to meet Qatar''s daily and long-term needs through exporting necessary supplies, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said today. Former BSI Banker Yeo Jiawei Sentenced to Additional Jail Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15499&SEO=former-bsi-banker-yeo-jiawei-sentenced-to-additional-jail-time Singapur, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A Singapore court jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for four and a half years today for money laundering and cheating in a case linked to an investigation involving the Malaysian fund 1MDB. Mexico Discovers Important Oil Reserve in Gulf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15490&SEO=mexico-discovers-important-oil-reserve-in-gulf Mexico, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The oil company Sierra Oil and Gas announced the discovery of an oil field in the coast of southeastern Mexico, whose reserves are estimated between 1.4 billion and 2 billion barrels, was released today. Nepal Tourism Revenues Increase in Current Fiscal Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15473&SEO=nepal-tourism-revenues-increase-in-current-fiscal-year Kathmandu, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Nepal''s tourism revenues increased by 41,9 percent in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year, reaching 534,8 million dollars, today revealed the Central Bank. Industrial Summit Proposed for 2019 in Russian Innoprom Expo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15471&SEO=industrial-summit-proposed-for-2019-in-russian-innoprom-expo Ekaterimburgh, Russia, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Minister of Trade and Industry, Denis Manturov, supported the initiative of Sverdlov province, Evgueni Kuibashev, to host an industrial sunmit as part of the Innoprom-2019 expo in this city. Bolivian Central Bank Reports International Reserves Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15467&SEO=bolivian-central-bank-reports-international-reserves-increase La Paz, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Central Bank (BCB) reported today that the country''s international net reserves (RIN) increased from $10.081 billion USD to $10.306 billion USD in the first half opf this year. World Major Economies Grow Steadily, OECD Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15418&SEO=world-major-economies-grow-steadily-oecd-says Paris, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) noted that the growth of the main world economies is tending to stable expansion. South Africa Joins Multi-National Free Trade Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15383&SEO=south-africa-joins-multi-national-free-trade-area Pretoria, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has become the 19th country to sign an agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) designed to foster regional development and integration. France Plans to Close About 17 Nuclear Reactors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15374&SEO=france-plans-to-close-about-17-nuclear-reactors Paris, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The French government announced today the closure of up to 17 nuclear reactors in order to comply with an energy transition law, announced today the French Minister for Ecological Transition, Nicolas Hulot. Turkey Hosts 22nd World Petroleum Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15360&SEO=turkey-hosts-22nd-world-petroleum-congress Istanbul, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Under the theme ''Bridges to Our Energy Future'', the 22nd World Petroleum Congress began today its working sessions, in which about 50 Energy ministers and high representatives of companies in the sector will be involved. Business of Seven Countries with Vietnam Is Close $10 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15358&SEO=business-of-seven-countries-with-vietnam-is-close-10-billion-usd Hanoi, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Trade exchanges between Vietnam and seven countries, separately, will exceed or reach $10 billion USD by late this year, the General Department of Customs predicts today. Tobacco Areas to Increase in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15355&SEO=tobacco-areas-to-increase-in-cuba Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Considered the greatest tobacco producing region in the country, this western Cuban province will increase 700 hectares for the crop of the solanaceous leaf in the coming campaign, and the initial plantings are scheduled for October. India reaches Foreign Exchange Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15348&SEO=india-reaches-foreign-exchange-record New Delhi, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) India''s foreign exchange reserves reached a historic record at the end of last week, surpassing 386.540 million dollars, four billion more than the previous period, official sources reported today. G20 Agrees on Free Trade and Condemns Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15330&SEO=g20-agrees-on-free-trade-and-condemns-protectionism Hamburg, Germany, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Group of Twenty (G20) today supported free trade and condemned protectionism, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of the summit of the world''s most industrialized and emerging economies. Evo Urges G20 to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons and Walls against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15324&SEO=evo-urges-g20-to-eliminate-nuclear-weapons-and-walls-against-migrants La Paz, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today called on the member countries of the Group of 20 (G20) to eliminate the walls against migrants and nuclear weapons. Mongolia First Satellite Starts Operations in Space http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15289&SEO=mongolia-first-satellite-starts-operations-in-space Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mazaalai, the first satellite of Mongolia, will begin its operations in space today, offering high resolution images of the Earth at an altitude of 400 kilometers and will broadcast national anthems and Mongolian signals. European Union Warns US on Custom Duties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15283&SEO=european-union-warns-us-on-custom-duties Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned the United States on the possibility of taking countermeasures if President Donald Trump imposes custom duties on steel from the Old Continent. Biggest Solidarity Economy Fair of Latin America Starts Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15276&SEO=biggest-solidarity-economy-fair-of-latin-america-starts-today Brasilia, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The biggest gathering on solidarity economy of Latin America, the International Cooperativism Fair (Feicoop) starts today in the gaucho city of Santa Maria, in the central region of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Microsoft To Dismiss Thousands of Workers in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15259&SEO=microsoft-to-dismiss-thousands-of-workers-in-the-world Washington, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Microsoft announced a global reshuffle of the company to boost its growth on the cloud, something that represents up to 3,000 workers dismissed in various places in the world. Germany to Call for Fair Trade Regulations at G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15255&SEO=germany-to-call-for-fair-trade-regulations-at-g20-summit Hamburg, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) German chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany will defend free trade with fair regulations at the G20 Summit, starting here tomoday amid differences and social protests. Fourteen Countries to Bolivian Fair in La Paz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15197&SEO=fourteen-countries-to-bolivian-fair-in-la-paz La Paz, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Exhibitors from 14 countries confirmed their participation in the 3rd edition of the fair called ''La Paz Expone (La Paz Exhibits) from July 14 to 23, as revealed by the Bolivian Economy Ministry''s Unit for Program and Project Coordination. Bolivia to Present Law for International Trade of Quinua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15194&SEO=bolivia-to-present-law-for-international-trade-of-quinua La Paz, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia prepares a bill of law for the international trade of the known as ''grain of gold'', which will be presented by the middle of this month in Geneva, informed the director of the Quinua International Center (CIQ), Edgar Soliz. Equatorial Guinea Seeks More efficient Diversification and Productio http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15192&SEO=equatorial-guinea-seeks-more-efficient-diversification-and-productio Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Seeking economic diversification and more efficient production are among the main actions in Equatorial Guinea, faced with the low oil prices, said today the minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang. EU and Japan Ready to Sign Free Trade Bilateral Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15190&SEO=eu-and-japan-ready-to-sign-free-trade-bilateral-agreement Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Japan reached a political agreement on key issues of the free trade agreement that the two parties have negotiated for four years, said today a spokesperson for EU. FAO Supports Rural Development in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15174&SEO=fao-supports-rural-development-in-colombia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Jose Graziano da Silva, general director of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) outlined here the significance of rural development for the peace process in Colombia. EU and Japan Sign Political Agreement on Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15170&SEO=eu-and-japan-sign-political-agreement-on-free-trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union and Japan signed a political agreement on the free trade treaty they are negotiating since 2013, said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom here Wednesday. Volvo Becomes First Major Car Manufacturer to Go All Electric http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15163&SEO=volvo-becomes-first-major-car-manufacturer-to-go-all-electric Stockolm,Jul 5 (Prensa Latina)Volvo Cars will become the first major car manufacturer to go all electric, with the Swedish company saying that every new car in its range will have an electric power train available from 2019. European Union Wants Fair Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15162&SEO=european-union-wants-fair-trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has expressed today its desire to achieve a fair trade, ahead of the G-20 summit (more industrialized countries) scheduled for the following weekend. Uruguay, Vietnam to Increase Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15155&SEO=uruguay-vietnam-to-increase-bilateral-ties Montevideo, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The relationships of friendship, cooperation and mutual respect between Uruguay and Vietnam were highlighted here during the 2nd Meeting of the Bilateral Consultations Mechanism, an official source reported today. Caricom Shuns Interference and Defends Constitutionality of Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15152&SEO=caricom-shuns-interference-and-defends-constitutionality-of-venezuela Saint George''s, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) After the approval of a favorable pronouncement of defending non-foreign interference, the support to the State of Law and constitutionality in Venezuela, ends today the 38th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom). Production of Yerba Mate Declines in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15090&SEO=production-of-yerba-mate-declines-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The production of yerba mate fell by 20 percent between January and May in Argentina, something that would represent an increase in its prices, said today the media. Havana: The Spearhead of Cuban Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15067&SEO=havana-the-spearhead-of-cuban-tourism Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) In the growing spiral of Cuban tourism, the capital, Havana, is occupying a fundamental position, not only by official statements but also by the opinions, repeated by travellers coming from different parts of the world. United Kingdom to Abandon Common Fishing Policy after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15063&SEO=united-kingdom-to-abandon-common-fishing-policy-after-brexit London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom confirmed today it will abandon the Common Fishing Policy of the European Union after its withdrawal from the bloc, a sector valued in 893 million euros in 2015. Oil Prices Rise Before Fall in U.S. Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15059&SEO=oil-prices-rise-before-fall-in-u.s.-production London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The price of crude dawned today on the rise before the ralentization of fuel extraction in the United States, whose continuous increase torpedoed efforts of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to stabilize the market. Pemex with Millionaire Losses after Refinery Shutdown http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15050&SEO=pemex-with-millionaire-losses-after-refinery-shutdown Mexico, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) reported economic losses of 359 million pesos a day (about 20 million dollars), due to the shutdown of the Salina Santa Cruz refinery in Oaxaca, it was known here today. GTS, the Most Important Tax Reform in India Comes into Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15024&SEO=gts-the-most-important-tax-reform-in-india-comes-into-force New Delhi, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Regarded as the most important tax reform in India after its independence the Good and Services Tax (GTS) came into force today in this Asian country, as part of the Government efforts to vitalize the national economy. Angola has One Billion Karats in Diamond Reserves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15022&SEO=angola-has-one-billion-karats-in-diamond-reserves Luanda, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Angola has diamond reserves for one billion karats , according to the advances of a geological research carried out over the last five years with Russian support. World Trade Organization Alerts Rise in Restrictions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15013&SEO=world-trade-organization-alerts-rise-in-restrictions Geneva, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) registered today 42 new restrictive measures to exchange of goods and services applied by G20 economies from the middle of October to May. A report of that organization indicates that figure supposes a slight rise compared to 2016. Cargo Transportation Is Fundamental in Cuba's Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14983&SEO=cargo-transportation-is-fundamental-in-cubas-economy Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) An article published in Granma newspaper today says that cargo transportation is fundamental for the development of Cuba''s economy. Varadero Gourmet Concludes, Attracts Sybarites to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14975&SEO=varadero-gourmet-concludes-attracts-sybarites-to-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The 9th edition of Varadero Gourmet is concluding today with greater commitments for many experts who promote this destination, not only sun and beach, but also an ambitious cuisine. Pacific Alliance Summit closes in Colombia at Presidential Level http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14973&SEO=pacific-alliance-summit-closes-in-colombia-at-presidential-level Cali, Colombia, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The 12th Summit Conference of the Pacific Alliance closes today attended by its four heads of State of Chile, Mexico, Peru and the hosting nation, who arrived on Thursday to this Colombian city. About 23 Countries to Participate in Damascus International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14962&SEO=about-23-countries-to-participate-in-damascus-international-fair Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis, confirmed that about 23 countries have ratified their presence in the 59th edition of the Damascus International Fair scheduled for August 16-27, media reports said. Latin America,Caribbean Now Emerge as Aging Regions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14922&SEO=latin-americacaribbean-now-emerge-as-aging-regions Asuncion, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Latin America and the Caribbean are close to become aging regions, so countries must promote public policies in this regard, is the consensus in the Conference sponsored by ECLAC and the Paraguayan government, dedicated to the issue in those geographical areas that are developed here. On this day, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will present in this forum the document Rights of the elderly. Challenges for interdependence and autonomy. Diversification-2017, Perfect Setting for Business Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14892&SEO=diversification-2017-perfect-setting-for-business-exchange Havana, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The 14th Congress on Sugar and By-Products, Diversification-2017, is termed as the ideal setting for Cuban and foreign companies to expand their business, such as ESAZUCAR. Tourist Arrivals in Cuba Grow 22% in First Half of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14875&SEO=tourist-arrivals-in-cuba-grow-22-in-first-half-of-2017 Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of foreign visitors to Cuba reportedly grew 22 percent this year, which means an increase in interest on this island. China Applies Strategy to Respond to Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14863&SEO=china-applies-strategy-to-respond-to-cyber-attacks Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) China approved a plan aimed at improving the management of cyber security incidents, in order to avoid and reduce damages, protect public interest and safeguard national security and social order, underlined the source here today. Cuba Hosts China-Latin America Seminar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14843&SEO=cuba-hosts-china-latin-america-seminar Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Contributing to the fight against climate change through the innovation in clean energy and technology transfer, the China-Latin America Seminar is being held here today, with the participation of Cuba, Brazil, Peru and that Asian country. Bolivia will Export Energy to Argentina as of 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14834&SEO=bolivia-will-export-energy-to-argentina-as-of-2018 La Paz, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government plans to start exporting electric energy to Argentina by the middle of 2018, once the terms of negotiation are agreed between both nations. South Korea and and South America Boost Industrial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14829&SEO=south-korea-and-and-south-america-boost-industrial-cooperation Seoul, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea and Latin America will hold from June 28-30 an economic forum, especially focused on extending industrial cooperation, the Foreign ministry and the International Trade Association announced today. Keep Boosting Chinese Economy, Goal of Xi's Europe Trip http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14827&SEO=keep-boosting-chinese-economy-goal-of-xis-europe-trip Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping will embark next Monday on an European tour to Russia and Germany before attending the G-20 Summit in Hamburg with the aim to boosting free trade and open economies with an inclusive vision. Gauteng Stands Out in Job Creation in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14805&SEO=gauteng-stands-out-in-job-creation-in-south-africa Pretoria, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The South African province of Gauteng created 700,000 new jobs between 2010 and 2016 despite challenges in the economy, Gauteng Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Economic Development, Lebogang Maile, told the provincial Legislature. Airlines in Mexico Fined for Illegal Charges to Passengers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14806&SEO=airlines-in-mexico-fined-for-illegal-charges-to-passengers Mexico, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Attorney''s Office of Consumer (PROFECO) has imposed fines on Volaris, Interjet, Aeroméxico, VivaAerobus and JetBlue Airways for improper charges to passengers, it was known today. China Defends Economic Globalization for Inclusive Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14800&SEO=china-defends-economic-globalization-for-inclusive-growth Beijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday called on all countries to defend economic globalization unconditionally to achieve inclusive growth. Rwanda President Challenges US Commercial Reprisals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14798&SEO=rwanda-president-challenges-us-commercial-reprisals Kigaki, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Rwandan President Paul Kagame reiterated today that his country will stop importing second hand clothes from the United States, despite commercial reprisals from that country''s authorities. Varadero Gourmet Begins, a Festival That Highlights Tourism in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14795&SEO=varadero-gourmet-begins-a-festival-that-highlights-tourism-in-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With the beginning today in this resort of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, the tourism authorities in this island intend to emphasize their aspiration to increase the quality of services. Bolivia Maintains Economic Growth Projections, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14793&SEO=bolivia-maintains-economic-growth-projections-minister-says La Paz, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Acting Minister of Economy, Mario Guillén, said today that Bolivia has growth projections for the GDP of 4.7 percent this year. Syria to Produce More than 2 Million Tons of Wheat this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14779&SEO=syria-to-produce-more-than-2-million-tons-of-wheat-this-year Damascus, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ahmed Qadri said today that Syria will produce two million tons of wheat this year, according to media reports in Damascus. Sugar Cane Production is More than Just Making Sugar: ISO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14777&SEO=sugar-cane-production-is-more-than-just-making-sugar-iso Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The days when sugar cane was only used to produce sugar are being left behind in the world, declared Executive Director of the International Sugar Organization (OIA), José Orive. Belize to Increase Links with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14751&SEO=belize-to-increase-links-with-cuba Belmopan, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Belize will increase its links with Cuba, assured Belizean State Minister for Economic Development, Oil, Investments and Trade Tracy Taegar-Panton during her meeting Monday with Cuban Ambassador Lissette Perez. Supreme Court Partially Allows Trump's Travel Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14737&SEO=supreme-court-partially-allows-trumps-travel-ban Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Supreme Court accepted today the case of President Donald Trump''s travel ban and decided to enforce parts of the controversial executive order until the final ruling. Thousands Undocumented Ethiopians Return From Saudi Arabia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14721&SEO=thousands-undocumented-ethiopians-return-from-saudi-arabia Addis Ababa, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A first wave of Ethiopian nationals who resided as undocumented in Saudi Arabia returned to the country before overcoming the amnesty granted by the authorities of the kingdom, official media reported today. Syrian Gas Production Exceeds 10 Million Cubic Meters Daily http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14706&SEO=syrian-gas-production-exceeds-10-million-cubic-meters-daily Damascus, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Syria is producing more than 10 million cubic meters of gas per day, which reinforces the operation of the power generation plants, according to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Companies from 11 Countries to Participate in Cuban Sugar Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14693&SEO=companies-from-11-countries-to-participate-in-cuban-sugar-fair Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Companies from 11 countries will exhibit their products and services this week at Pabexpo fairgrounds, in this capital, where about 25 lectures will be given as part of the 14th Congress on Sugar and Byproducts that will open on Monday. U.S. Company of only One Cruiser starts Traveling to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14668&SEO=u.s.-company-of-only-one-cruiser-starts-traveling-to-cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The small U.S. company Victory Cruise Lines of only one ship received the approval to navigate to Cuba, to the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santiago and María La Gorda, informed today a digital source. Three Day Strike Causes LIAT to Lose Millions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14647&SEO=three-day-strike-causes-liat-to-lose-millions Saint John, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) LIAT 1974 Limited has quantified the value of the mass cancellation in bookings and the other expenses it incurred following a strike by its pilots as being in the region of EC $7 million or US 2,5. Millions in Losses Due to Electronic Fraud in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14642&SEO=millions-in-losses-due-to-electronic-fraud-in-panama Panama, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Losses stem from electronic fraud in Panama as a result of the cloning of credit and debit cards, among other crimes, has now reached nearly $3 million USD. China to Hold 15th East Asia Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14633&SEO=china-to-hold-15th-east-asia-forum Beijing, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced today that the 15th East Asia Forum will be held in the central province of Hunan from June 29 to July 1st. Air France Celebrates 19 Years Flying to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14632&SEO=air-france-celebrates-19-years-flying-to-cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Air France has celebrated 19 years of flying to Cuba in a time of booming island tourism, which closed 2016 with more than four million foreign visitors. Pakistan's Current Account Deficit Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14625&SEO=pakistans-current-account-deficit-increases Islamabad, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s current account deficit (CAD) increased by 178 percent year-on-year when reaching 8,9 billion dollars in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (July-May), today reported the State Bank (SBP). Saint Lucia Will Shortly Build First Solar Park http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14622&SEO=saint-lucia-will-shortly-build-first-solar-park Castries, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The construction of the first photovoltaic park in Saint Lucia will start in September, and will generate electricity in the summer of 2018, announced Stephenson King, Minister of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour Thursday. India Doubles Number of Tourists in a Decade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14571&SEO=india-doubles-number-of-tourists-in-a-decade New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) India doubled the arrival of foreign tourists in a decade from 4,44 million in 2006 to 8,78 million last year, today revealed a sector ministry statement. Cuban Pig Production Keeps Rising Despite Difficulties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14520&SEO=cuban-pig-production-keeps-rising-despite-difficulties Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Despite the economic difficulties Cuba is facing, the pork production is on an upward trend and is expected to reach a record figure of 200,000 tons this year, an official source said today. Canada New Coin Glows in the Dark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14493&SEO=canada-new-coin-glows-in-the-dark Ottawa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s new glow-in-the-dark, two-dollar coin sure does glitter. South African Airways Assures Will Pay Debt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14488&SEO=south-african-airways-assures-will-pay-debt Pretoria, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) South African Airways (SAA) said Tuesday it is optimistic it will be able to meet its debt obligations amounting to 688,446,321 USD by the end of June, SA News reported. BRICS Group asks for Macroeconomic Policy Coordination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14475&SEO=brics-group-asks-for-macroeconomic-policy-coordination Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of Finance and governors of the Central Banks of the Brics Group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Afrioa) boost today the coordination of their macroeconomic policies, assured Chinese minister of Finance, Xiao Jie. Chinese Businesspeople Explore Ethiopian Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14466&SEO=chinese-businesspeople-explore-ethiopian-potential Addis Ababa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Executive officers of 70 Chinese companies are currently exploring new business opportunities in Ethiopia, in areas such as information and communication technologies (ICT). Companies from Malaysia and Ecuador Awarded Oil Contract by Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14461&SEO=companies-from-malaysia-and-ecuador-awarded-oil-contract-by-mexico Mexico, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Government awarded a second oil contract, out of 15 included in the First Lease of the 2nd Round of the Energy Reform, to foreign companies. Mining Entrepreneurs in Legal Battle Against S.A. Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14448&SEO=mining-entrepreneurs-in-legal-battle-against-s.a.-government Pretoria, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African government gets ready for a judicial battle against powerful Mining Chamber of South Africa, which rejects the recently published Mining Chart of 2017, that among other purposes, wants to increase the number of black owners in the sector of mining. Exports of Bolivian Quinoa Generates Millions in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14440&SEO=exports-of-bolivian-quinoa-generates-millions-in-profits La Paz, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Exports of Bolivian Quinoa have reported today revenues higher to $16 million USD, profits generated between January and March this year by selling 6,672 tons of the cereal. Baracoa, Attractive Scenery for Cuban Adventure Travel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14437&SEO=baracoa-attractive-scenery-for-cuban-adventure-travel Baracoa, Cuba, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The eastern Cuban city of Baracoa draws today the attention of travelers who come to this island with the intention of spending holidays related to nature and adventure. Cuba Highlights Strong Rejection to Trump's Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14435&SEO=cuba-highlights-strong-rejection-to-trumps-policy Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday highlighted the strong rejection of the policy announced recently by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the Caribbean island. Coal Unions Postpone Strike in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14416&SEO=coal-unions-postpone-strike-in-india New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) After a meeting with the Indian authorities, coal unions postponed a three-day strike that should begin today in protest of pension and wages policies. More Than 168 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14403&SEO=more-than-168-million-children-are-victims-of-child-labor-ilo-says La Habana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. Separatist Demostrations Escalate in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14394&SEO=separatist-demostrations-escalate-in-india New Delhi,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The separatists demostrations in the north of Bengala continue today after riotings and the death of 3 persons among the protesters and the police. India Tops the List of Main Remittances Recipients in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14372&SEO=india-tops-the-list-of-main-remittances-recipients-in-2016 New Delhi, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) With 62.7 billion dollars India is at the top of the list of countries who received with more remittances last years, noted a report spread in this capital. China, Brazil Prepare for Next BRICS Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14350&SEO=china-brazil-prepare-for-next-brics-summit Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira agreed to work on preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Central Bank of Cuba Puts New Currency in Circulation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14324&SEO=central-bank-of-cuba-puts-new-currency-in-circulation Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Cuba announced today that it will gradually put into circulation a new metallic coin worth 5 Cuban pesos from July 3. Asian Bank AIIB Approves First Capital Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14320&SEO=asian-bank-aiib-approves-first-capital-investment Seoul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved its first capital investment of $150 million USD to attract private capital for development projects in India. Cuban Hotels Work for a Sustainable Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14300&SEO=cuban-hotels-work-for-a-sustainable-tourism Ciego de Avila, Cuba (Prensa Latina) A group of hotels in the Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey have achieved good results in meeting environmental standards aimed at achieving sustainable tourism. Computer Problem Costs Millions to British Airways http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14289&SEO=computer-problem-costs-millions-to-british-airways London, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) IAG consortium CEO Willie Walsh said today that a computer breakdown will cost British Airways 80 million pounds (92 million euros). The West Has Always Sought to Contain Russia With Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14280&SEO=the-west-has-always-sought-to-contain-russia-with-sanctions Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia has always been under pressure of sanctions from abroad to halt its development, even before the triumph of the Socialist October Revolution, pointed out today president Vladimir Putin. Iran Exports more Food to Qatar amid Crisis in Persian Gulf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14278&SEO=iran-exports-more-food-to-qatar-amid-crisis-in-persian-gulf Tehran, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Iran sent more food to Qatar today after exporting three tons of fresh fish and 180 tons of fruit and vegetables to alleviate shortages suffered by the emirate over the boycott of three Persian Gulf countries. Peru to Sign Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14241&SEO=peru-to-sign-free-trade-agreement-with-australia-and-india Lima, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Peru adjusts its views ahead of the start of negotiations to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India in the near future, officials announced today. Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel Preferred by Canadians and Europeans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14229&SEO=pullman-cayo-coco-hotel-preferred-by-canadians-and-europeans Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel located in the north of Ciego de Avila, one of the central provinces of the island of Cuba, is now in the preference of Canadian and European tourists, with a high occupation percent. More US Travelers Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14224&SEO=more-us-travelers-visit-cuba Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI) has reported today that about 284,565 Americans visited Cuba until late May this year, making it the same amount of those who came in 2016. Cuban Coffee Industry Receives Benefits of International Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14219&SEO=cuban-coffee-industry-receives-benefits-of-international-cooperation Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The coffee industry in Cuba has received the benefits of new international cooperation projects, which are an important complement for state investments, a national expert said today. Pakistani Trade Deficit Reaches Record High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14205&SEO=pakistani-trade-deficit-reaches-record-high Islamabad, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s trade deficit increased by 42 percent year-on-year when reaching a 29,9-billion-dollard record in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (July-May), today reported the National Bureau of Statistics. Bolivia to Regulate Gold Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14200&SEO=bolivia-to-regulate-gold-market La Paz, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Mining Ministry Cesar Navarro said that in the coming months he will present a comprehensive plan to regulate and oversee the purchase of gold in the country. US-Canada Commercial Dispute on Timber Taxes Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14194&SEO=us-canada-commercial-dispute-on-timber-taxes-continues Ottawa, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Canada and the United States have not resolve their commercial dispute, because Washington has imposed taxes up to 24 percent on timber imports from its northern neighboring country. Increase in Oil Demand to Help Market Balance, According to OPEC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14160&SEO=increase-in-oil-demand-to-help-market-balance-according-to-opec London, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The increase of 2.1 percent in crude oil demand will favor a rebalancing of the market, but in the second half of 2017, a pace slower than expected, OPEC reported today. France Demands End of US Subsidies to Boeing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14154&SEO=france-demands-end-of-us-subsidies-to-boeing Paris, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) France today demanded the end of the subsidies granted by the United States to the aeronautical company Boeing, considering that they are an obstacle to the rules of fair trade. Iran Confirms: Qatar Crisis is Result of Riyadh Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14149&SEO=iran-confirms-qatar-crisis-is-result-of-riyadh-summit Tehran, Jun 13 (prensa Latina) Iran reiterated today that the crisis of several Arab countries with Qatar is a consequence of the Riyadh summit organized by Saudi Arabia with the United States, whose government blamed for destabilizing the region. Cuban Resort Expects 1, 5 Million Foreign Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14141&SEO=cuban-resort-expects-1-5-million-foreign-tourists-in-2017 Matanzas, Cuba, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Cuban resort, Varadero, plans the arrival of million and a half of foreign tourists for 2017, forecast Ivis Fernandez, delegate of the Toruism Ministry (Mintur) in the province of Matanzas, where the famous destination is located. Canada: Businessmen, Politicians Attend Montreal Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14095&SEO=canada-businessmen-politicians-attend-montreal-conference Ottawa, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The twenty-third edition of the Montreal Conference will begin today in that Canadian city with the presence of about 4,000 representatives of governments, civil society and the private sector of a dozen countries. Germany Conditions Economic Aid to Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14092&SEO=germany-conditions-economic-aid-to-africa Berlin, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The German government is holding a cooperation conference with Africa in this capital, in which it makes its economic aid to that continent conditional on political commitments. India Boosts Steel Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14075&SEO=india-boosts-steel-production New Delhi, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) India will increase its steel production in 8.9 percent annually as average over the next five years going from 88.4 million metric tons in 2017 to 128.6 million metric tons in 2021, revealed a research today. French Development Agency to Finance Solar Plant in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14059&SEO=french-development-agency-to-finance-solar-plant-in-bolivia La Paz, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The French Development Agency (AFD) will finance with more than 12.8 million dollars the construction of a solar power plant in the Bolivian department of Oruro, the Ministry of Planning and Development confirmed. General Motors Ordered to Respect Labor Rights in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14053&SEO=general-motors-ordered-to-respect-labor-rights-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Hall of the Supreme Court of Venezuela ordered the U.S. company General Motors to respect the workers'' right during the embargo imposed on April 14. Quinoa Export Generates More Than $76 Million USD in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13999&SEO=quinoa-export-generates-more-than-76-million-usd-in-bolivia La Paz, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The export of quinoa, recognized today among the most nutrient rich grains, has allowed Bolivia to enter in 2016 more than $76 million USD despite the damages caused by drought. More Than 160 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13997&SEO=more-than-160-million-children-are-victims-of-child-labor-ilo-says Geneva, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. BRICS Media in Search of Shared Future Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13986&SEO=brics-media-in-search-of-shared-future-opportunities Beijing, June 9 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) media are betting on opportunities for a shared future in order to advance as a bloc in the balance and agreement of international criteria. Bolivia and Uruguay Strengthen Customs Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13983&SEO=bolivia-and-uruguay-strengthen-customs-cooperation La Paz, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Governments of Bolivia and Uruguay will strengthen ties with a customs cooperation agreement to be in force on June 15th. WTO Advocates Greater Trade Contribution to Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13971&SEO=wto-advocates-greater-trade-contribution-to-development Geneva, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, called today for trade to contribute more to creating jobs and supporting growth and development. Cuba: Luxury Hotel Marks a New Stage in Tourist Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13952&SEO=cuba-luxury-hotel-marks-a-new-stage-in-tourist-development Havana, June 8 (Prensa Latina) The opening of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski Havana marks a new stage in Cuba''s tourism development, highlighted the minister of the industry (MINTUR), Manuel Marrero. EC Proposes European Defense Fund http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13916&SEO=ec-proposes-european-defense-fund Brussels, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) proposed today an European Defense Fund aimed at coordinating investment with view to spend it in research, development of prototypes and purchase of equipment and military technology. Cuban Tourism Minister Highlights Expedia Inc. Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13900&SEO=cuban-tourism-minister-highlights-expedia-inc.-work Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero highlighted today the important space for the commercialization of this recreational destination separated by the platforms of North American company Expedia Incorporated. OECD Publishes Growth Forecast for Latin American Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13893&SEO=oecd-publishes-growth-forecast-for-latin-american-countries Paris, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published today its biannual forecasts, which predicts a growth acceleration for some Latin American countries, and a contraction in others. South African Economy in Contraction: a Great Concern http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13888&SEO=south-african-economy-in-contraction-a-great-concern Pretoria, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The announcement on the contraction of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South Africa in the first quarter of 2017 is causing great concern in South Africa today, which suffered its last recession in 2009. Cuban Tourist Group to Widen Hotel Net in Varadero Beach http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13880&SEO=cuban-tourist-group-to-widen-hotel-net-in-varadero-beach Varadero, Cuba, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourist group GAVIOTA will widen its hotel net in Varadero Beach -the biggest resort of Cuba- now with 14 installations and almost 9,600 rooms with high quality. Cuba to Hold International Symposium on Beekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13825&SEO=cuba-to-hold-international-symposium-on-beekeeping Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The search for solutions to the production concrete problems is one of the objectives of a global symposium on beekeeping that will be held next week here, one of its organizers reported today. China Pardons Part of Angolan Debt and Opens Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13818&SEO=china-pardons-part-of-angolan-debt-and-opens-bank Luanda, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) China pardoned today a part of the Angolan debt and opened here a bank division, as part of the visit of the adviser of State of the State Council of this Asian country, Wang Yong. Nepal and China Sign Agreement on Hydroelectric Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13810&SEO=nepal-and-china-sign-agreement-on-hydroelectric-station Kathmandu, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Nepal and China signed an agreement today to develop the most important national project for a hydroelectric station, which will generate 1,200 megawatts and will be erected in the central area of the country. UN Demands Political Will to Protect Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13800&SEO=un-demands-political-will-to-protect-oceans United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Presidents attending the UN Conference on Oceans, Fuji Prime Minister, Josaia Vorege Bainimarama and Swedish minister Isabella Lovin will call today for political will to protect and ensure sustainable management of the seas. Middle East Political Uncertainty Weighs on Oil Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13792&SEO=middle-east-political-uncertainty-weighs-on-oil-price London, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Oil price fell today in the face of the uncertainty generated by the rupture of relations between Qatar and other Arab states, which could torpedo the OPEC agreement to limit crude oil production. Cuba Business Fair Helps Exchange between Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13781&SEO=cuba-business-fair-helps-exchange-between-companies Por Teyuné Díaz Díaz *Havana (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair, recently held in Havana, was a perfect setting to boost the country''s business management thanks to the participation of the main Cuban economic actors who promoted their products aiming at favoring the exchange. Russia without Isolation and Open to the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13759&SEO=russia-without-isolation-and-open-to-the-world By Antonio Rondón García Moscow, June 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia is now free of isolation and open to the world, after signing deals for almost 1 trillion rubles (17.639 billion dollars) at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg. Asia's Largest Cruise Ship Starts Maiden Voyage in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13753&SEO=asias-largest-cruise-ship-starts-maiden-voyage-in-china Beijing, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Joy, the largest cruise ship in Asia, built mainly for the Chinese market, started its maiden voyage in the eastern city of Qingdao. Canada, Vietnam Trade Exchange Grows http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13746&SEO=canada-vietnam-trade-exchange-grows Ottawa, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Comercial exchange between Canada and Vietnam amounted to $ 70 million in the first quarter of 2017, representing a significant increase compared to the same period last year. Over 250 Billion Rubles of Contracts Signed at Russian Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13735&SEO=over-250-billion-rubles-of-contracts-signed-at-russian-forum Saint Petersburg, Russia, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The 21st International Economic Forum of Saint Petersburg ended today, with the signing of contracts for 250 billion Russian rubles (4.409 billion dollars) and the participation of 130 countries. Stable China-EU Relations Built on Consensus on Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13729&SEO=stable-china-eu-relations-built-on-consensus-on-global-issues Beijing,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Stable relations between China and the European Union (EU) are built on consensus on a wide range of global issues including globalization and free trade, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in Brussels today while attending the 19th China-EU leaders'' meeting. United Kingdom Disappointed with Trump Decision on Climate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13698&SEO=united-kingdom-disappointed-with-trump-decision-on-climate London, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The British Prime Minister, Theresa May told US President Donald Trump her disappointment for the withdrawal of that country from the Paris Accord on Climate Change, reported today a government spokesperson. Putin Proposes Youth Economic Forum in St. Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13696&SEO=putin-proposes-youth-economic-forum-in-st.-petersburg St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has proposed today to hold a youth economic forum in St. Petersburg, as he considered that the new generations are in charge of building the future. Cuban Tourism Committed to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13660&SEO=cuban-tourism-committed-to-economic-and-social-development Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourism works to contribute to the national economic and social development through a broad investment process and the improvement of services. Unemployment Figures, Band Numbers for South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13654&SEO=unemployment-figures-band-numbers-for-south-africa Pretoria, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s unemployment rate rose to 27.7% in the first quarter of 2017, the highest increase since September 2003, Statistics South Africa reported on Thursday. Renewable Energies, Cuba and the Caribbean Main Objective http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13643&SEO=renewable-energies-cuba-and-the-caribbean-main-objective Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, continues today its work with an agenda in which Cuba and the Caribbean are the main objective. Jardines del Rey Tourist Resort: Conditions for Summer Getting Ready http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13602&SEO=jardines-del-rey-tourist-resort-conditions-for-summer-getting-ready Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey (northern coastline of Ciego de Avila) is adjusting conditions in its tourist installations for the summer season, when the demand of the national market starts growing. Successful Debut in Kenya of Railway Built by China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13584&SEO=successful-debut-in-kenya-of-railway-built-by-china Nairobi, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A lavish ceremony heads by president, Uhuru Kenyatta, began today the prince of the railway between this capital and Mombasa port, which project saves resources and increase this African country''s economy. Turkey Closes Traffic on the Bosphorus Due to a Pipeline Proyect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13582&SEO=turkey-closes-traffic-on-the-bosphorus-due-to-a-pipeline-proyect Istanbul, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities closed the sea traffic in the Bosphorus Strait today due to the passage of the Pioneering Spirit, the largest vessel in the world, which will be used in a pipeline construction, Dogan news agency reported. Inequality Declines, but not Enough for Development in LatAm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13568&SEO=inequality-declines-but-not-enough-for-development-in-latam Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Levels of inequality have declined in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2008 and 2015, but the figure is insufficient to achieve sustainable development, concludes a specialized report. Europe: Budget Uncertainty Surrounds EU after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13559&SEO=europe-budget-uncertainty-surrounds-eu-after-brexit Brussels, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The consequences of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, known as the Brexit, for future budget and pluri-annual accounts are still unknown, recognized EU Budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger here Wednesday. FAO: Increase Food Production without Damaging the Environment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13543&SEO=fao-increase-food-production-without-damaging-the-environment Brussels,May 30 (Prensa Latina) ''To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and food systems, including by supporting smallholders and family farmers, reducing pesticide and chemical use, and improving land conservation practices'', FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today addressing European lawmakers. Power Plant that Registered US Worst Nuclear Accident to Close http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13537&SEO=power-plant-that-registered-us-worst-nuclear-accident-to-close Washington, May 30 (Prensa Latina) North America's leading competitive energy provider Exelon Corporation announced today that it will close the Three Mile Island atomic power plant in 2019, the site of the worst commercial nuclear accident in US history. Jamaica Demands More Resources for Development of Caribbean Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13536&SEO=jamaica-demands-more-resources-for-development-of-caribbean-tourism Kingston, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett urged the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to increase funding to boost the sector''s growth in the region, reported today The Gleaner newspaper. World Tourism Organization Highlights El Salvador Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13528&SEO=world-tourism-organization-highlights-el-salvador-potential San Salvador, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), confirmed today that Latin America represents the future of this sector, and highlighted the potential of El Salvador. South Africa Hosted Mercosur-SACU Agreement Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13520&SEO=south-africa-hosted-mercosur-sacu-agreement-talks Pretoria, May 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has recently hosted the Joint Administration Committee (JAC) for the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) in Johannesburg to assess common opportunities within a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA). More than 40 Countries to Brazil Investment Forum 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13516&SEO=more-than-40-countries-to-brazil-investment-forum-2017 Brasilia, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from more than 40 countries and 22 economic sectors confirmed their participation in the Brazil Investment Forum 2017 (FIB), which opens its doors today in the populous city of Sao Paulo. Cuba to Increase Areas to Grow Tobacco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13511&SEO=cuba-to-increase-areas-to-grow-tobacco Pinar del Río, Cuba, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, identified in the world as a tobacco mecca, will increase by almost 2,000 the areas dedicated to this crop, confirmed sources of Tabacuba business group. Representatives from Venezuela, South Africa Discuss Mining Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13503&SEO=representatives-from-venezuela-south-africa-discuss-mining-projects Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Venezuela and South Africa are meeting today in this capital to make strategic alliances in the mining sector and in particular in projects related to diamond mining. Bilateral Trade an Important Issue in Vietnam-US Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13482&SEO=bilateral-trade-an-important-issue-in-vietnam-us-ties Hanoi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Trade between Vietnam and the United States has maintained an average annual growth rate of nearly 20 percent since 2001, according to figures released here on the official visit by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Washington today. Beijing Hosts Global Cooperation Fair In Trade Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13475&SEO=beijing-hosts-global-cooperation-fair-in-trade-services Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese capital hosts today an international trade fair to promote openness and cooperation in trade services, focusing on science and technology, the internet and communication, culture and business education, tourism, health, medicine and finance. Protests Damage Venezuelan Economy, Businesspeople Say http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13474&SEO=protests-damage-venezuelan-economy-businesspeople-say Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) According to a survey published here today, 81.2 percent of Venezuelan businesspeople say that the protests organized by the extreme right-wing opposition will have negative consequences on the country. The Largest Oil Companies in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13456&SEO=the-largest-oil-companies-in-the-world London, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The British press has recently launched its guns to unravel the world''s largest oil companies amid debates over the exploitation of these fossil resources. Russian Company Interested in Bolivia Hydrocarbon Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13444&SEO=russian-company-interested-in-bolivia-hydrocarbon-areas La Paz, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian hydrocarbons minister Luis Sánchez reported that the Russian company Gazprom is interested in exploring two new hydrocarbon areas in Vitiacua (between Santa Cruz and Chuquisaca) and La Ceiba (Tarija) ) Peace Agreement Favors Colombia Economic Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13399&SEO=peace-agreement-favors-colombia-economic-situation Bogota, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The peace agreement between the government and the FARC-EP, which ended the long internal conflict, will favor Colombia''s economic growth by 2.2 percent, confirmed OECD in a report highlighted today by the National media. U.S. Senators Reintroduce Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13384&SEO=u.s.-senators-reintroduce-freedom-to-travel-to-cuba-act Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Two U.S. lawmakers, Jeff Flake (Republican) and Patric Leahy (Democrat), lead the bipartisan group of 54 senators who reintroduced the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act in the Senate. OPEC and Other Producers Agreed to Extend Production Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13359&SEO=opec-and-other-producers-agreed-to-extend-production-cuts Vienna, May 25 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and other oil-producing countries have agreed to extend the supply cut agreement for nine months until March 2018 in order to re-balance the market. Cruisers Sailing High in the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13342&SEO=cruisers-sailing-high-in-the-caribbean Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has reported that nearly 26 million travelers from around the world will enjoy a cruise ship trip this year according to recent estimates. Foreign Direct Investment Grows in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13327&SEO=foreign-direct-investment-grows-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign direct investment in Vietnam has grown by 41 percent in 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year, while South Korea is the main source of such resources; official figures released here state today. Businesspeople Doubt Sustainability of Eurozone, Says Survey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13316&SEO=businesspeople-doubt-sustainability-of-eurozone-says-survey London, May 25 (Prensa Latina) European businesspeople considered that the Eurozone might prevail in the coming years, said today a survey carried out by the company Mckinsey Global Institute to executives from six countries. Turkey Intervened 879 Companies since Failed Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13292&SEO=turkey-intervened-879-companies-since-failed-coup Ankara, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ankara reportedly confiscated or intervened a total of 879 companies, since the failed coup in July 2016, according to a report issued by local Tasarruf Meduvati Sigorta Fonu (TMSF, Savings Deposit Insurance Fund) Wednesday. Cuba:Camaguey Increases Charcoal Production for Export to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13290&SEO=cubacamaguey-increases-charcoal-production-for-export-to-usa Camaguey, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban eastern province of Camaguey has exported nearly 3,000 tons of charcoal, a share of it to the US market. Angola, Russia Joint Efforts to Produce Diamonds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13277&SEO=angola-russia-joint-efforts-to-produce-diamonds Luanda, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan diamond producing company Endiama and the Russian Alrosa have reportedly struck a deal to carry out feasibility studies at the Luaxe mine, Lunda Sur Province, to produce the precious stone. South Africa Committed to Cut Budget Deficit; Projects 3.8% http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13276&SEO=south-africa-committed-to-cut-budget-deficit-projects-3.8 Pretoria, May 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa projects a 3.8% budget deficit of GDP for the current fiscal year, 0,01% less that the estimated projection last February, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said when he tabled the National Treasury Budget Vote at the National Assembly. New Exchange Rate of Complementary Currencies in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13217&SEO=new-exchange-rate-of-complementary-currencies-in-venezuela Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The new phase of the exchange rate of Complementary Currencies (DICOM) will enter into force today, announced by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, last May 17. 14 Countries' Experts Debate in Cuba on Accounting, Finances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13197&SEO=14-countries-experts-debate-in-cuba-on-accounting-finances Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 experts from 14 countries participate in the XI International Meeting of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, which began here today to discuss issues of special relevance of economic sciences. The Elders Ask Italy to Endorse Climate Accord at G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13171&SEO=the-elders-ask-italy-to-endorse-climate-accord-at-g-7-summit United Nations, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Experienced politicians from the so called The Elders group has urged today the Italian government to promote solidarity and commitment of the G-7 with the fight against climate change. Accounting Focuses on International Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13167&SEO=accounting-focuses-on-international-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance begins today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of about 400 experts, to share the best experiences in this area. South Africa number one recipient of Foreign Investment in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13159&SEO=south-africa-number-one-recipient-of-foreign-investment-in-africa Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) - South Africa continues to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the African continent, with an increase of 6.9% in 2016, Brand South Africa reported on Monday. China-Russia Oil Pipeline Delivers 100 Million Tonnes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13138&SEO=china-russia-oil-pipeline-delivers-100-million-tonnes Beijing,May 21 (Prensa Latina) A China-Russia oil pipeline has transported 100 million tonnes of crude oil in the five years since it began operations, local customs said today. APEC Ministers Discuss Trade and Growth in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13133&SEO=apec-ministers-discuss-trade-and-growth-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The boost of an inclusive, innovator and sustainable growth, as well as the strengthening of competition in small and large companies are issues to be discussed during the meeting of ministers of trade in the forum of APEC, opened today here. G20 Ministers in Favor of Female Employment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13101&SEO=g20-ministers-in-favor-of-female-employment Berlin, May 19 (Prensa Latina) G20 labor ministers have committed themselves today in favor of female employment to improve occupation, reduce wage gap, guarantee suitable working conditions, cut youth unemployment and promote immigrants'' integration. After a stagnant 2016, South Africa Will Grow 1% this Year, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13099&SEO=after-a-stagnant-2016-south-africa-will-grow-1-this-year-imf-says Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Gross Domestic Product will grow 1% this year, following a stagnant 2016, according to a new forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Canadian FM to Visit Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13090&SEO=canadian-fm-to-visit-mexico-next-week Ottawa, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will visit Mexico next week to discuss the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of which the US is also a member, official sources said here. Cuba Encourages National and Foreign Investments in Mariel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13075&SEO=cuba-encourages-national-and-foreign-investments-in-mariel Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban enterprises will now be able to take more advantage from the opportunities for businesses in the Special Development Zone of Mariel (ZED) in the west of Cuba, said Ana Teresa Igarza, ZED general director Thursday. South Africa's Govt. Invests on Youth Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13057&SEO=south-africas-govt.-invests-on-youth-development Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government has allocated 32 million USD to the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to use it primarily on youth entrepreneurship and the National Youth Service Program, SA News reported. APEC Forum Addresses Financial Cooperation Priorities in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13049&SEO=apec-forum-addresses-financial-cooperation-priorities-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the APEC Forum analyze today the economic and financial prospects of Asia-Pacific at a meeting in the northern Vietnamese province of Ninh Binh, prior to a ministerial meeting in October. Cuba Implements Program to Increase Coffee Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13017&SEO=cuba-implements-program-to-increase-coffee-production Guantanamo, Cuba May 17 (Prensa Latina) Coffee production in Cuba is reportedly undergoing progressive growth thanks to the strategies implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI). Street Pots and Protest in Argentina Due to Food Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13009&SEO=street-pots-and-protest-in-argentina-due-to-food-emergency Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Argentines belonging to the social platform Barrios de Pie are protesting today in this capital and in the so-called Buenos Aires conurbation in protest of the urgent declaration of the food emergency at the national level. Congo Opens Major Oil Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12993&SEO=congo-opens-major-oil-project Brazzaville, May 17 (Prensa Latina) As part of its ongoing oil development strategy, Congo opened the Moho-North extraction oilfield, which is expected to pump some 140,000 barrels daily. Eusebio Leal Highlights Qualities of Havana in Tourist Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12972&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-qualities-of-havana-in-tourist-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Havana Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler regarded the city of Havana positively, in an appearance in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), before 200 experts from 20 countries. Egypt Receives Oil Shipment from Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12947&SEO=egypt-receives-oil-shipment-from-iraq Cairo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has received today two million barrels of oil from Iraq, the first shipment of an agreement reached with the Iraqi state-owned oil company SOMO. Experts Make In-Depth Analysis of Cuba's Tourist Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12945&SEO=experts-make-in-depth-analysis-of-cubas-tourist-potential Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Experts in hotel business from all over the world are making an in-depth analysis of Cuba''s prospects in tourism, as part of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC), which will close here today. Canada Ready to renegotiate Trade Treaty with USA, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12939&SEO=canada-ready-to-renegotiate-trade-treaty-with-usa-mexico Ottawa, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is ready to face the announced renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Mexico, confirmed federal officials today. More Than 300,000 Families Live in Villas in Buenos Aires Suburbs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12905&SEO=more-than-300000-families-live-in-villas-in-buenos-aires-suburbs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A new report by the non-governmental organization Techo has shown that about 336,000 families are living in informal settlements and other 900 villas in the Buenos Aires suburbs. China's Ambitious Initiative to Reshape the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12902&SEO=chinas-ambitious-initiative-to-reshape-the-world Beijing (Prensa Latina) More than 100 countries have agreed to participate in the Chinese Belt and Silk Route Initiative, a large-scale trade project that shows the high demand for global economic cooperation. About 150,000 Mexicans to Visit Cuba This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12899&SEO=about-150000-mexicans-to-visit-cuba-this-year Mexico, May 15 (Prensa Latina) About 150,000 Mexicans will vacation in Cuban tourist destinations thies year, Xiomara Martinez, tourism counselor at the Cuban Embassy to Mexico, said. Mexico's Industrial Activity Is Still Stagnated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12879&SEO=mexicos-industrial-activity-is-still-stagnated Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Industrial activity, which accounts for less than one-third of the value of Mexico''s economy, remained stagnated in March, according to an official source. Chilean Foreign Minister Highlights 21st-Century Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12867&SEO=chilean-foreign-minister-highlights-21st-century-silk-road Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz stressed on Saturday that his country is projecting towards the future with its participation in the International Conference on Cooperaton of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held on Sunday and Monday in this capital. Vietnam Announces Initiative to Cooperate with Peru, Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12850&SEO=vietnam-announces-initiative-to-cooperate-with-peru-uruguay Hanoi, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has proposed to strengthen cooperation with Peru and Uruguay for which Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, approved the establishment of two subcommittees, according to reports today. Airbus Tests Its Largest Capacity Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12843&SEO=airbus-tests-its-largest-capacity-plane Paris, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Airbus Aerospace Construction Company has announced today in France that its largest-capacity A350-1000 aircraft, has mde its first long-haul flight with passengers, as part of the test phase. OPEC Predicts Increase of Supply to Non-Member Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12835&SEO=opec-predicts-increase-of-supply-to-non-member-countries Vienna, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) predicted today an increase in the supplies by crude oil producers to countries that are not members of the group during the current year. Bolivia's Productive Development Bank to Finance Employment Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12796&SEO=bolivias-productive-development-bank-to-finance-employment-plan La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister, Luis Arce, has informed that the country''s Productive Development Bank (BDP) and the external loans are ready today to finance the employment plan presented by President, Evo Morales. Ecuador Boosts Manufacture of Electric Buses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12790&SEO=ecuador-boosts-manufacture-of-electric-buses Quito, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has taken a new step today in its intention to boost the use of electric vehicles, after signing an agreement with Chinese BYD Co. to establish a bus production plant with this technology. 29 World Leaders to Attend China's Belt and Road Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12788&SEO=29-world-leaders-to-attend-chinas-belt-and-road-forum Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Some 29 Heads of State and Government and other high-ranking officials are attending the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China, announced today Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang. Over Half of Canadians Face Up Problems to Pay Bills http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12783&SEO=over-half-of-canadians-face-up-problems-to-pay-bills Ottawa, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than half of Canadians are currently living within $200 per month of not being able to pay all their bills and or meet their debts obligations, according to a recent Ipsos survey. Angola, Russian Companies Evaluate More Investments in Diamond Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12750&SEO=angola-russian-companies-evaluate-more-investments-in-diamond-sector Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s National Diamond Company (ENDIAMA) and Russia''s Alrosa are evaluating the possibility of studies for additional investments in the exploration of kimberlites in the African country. Chilean President Bachelet Begins Asia Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12743&SEO=chilean-president-bachelet-begins-asia-tour Jakarta, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet began a long journey to Indonesia and China today to highlight the country''s vocation to project to the Asia-Pacific. Bolivia's Oil Workers to Receive Wage Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12737&SEO=bolivias-oil-workers-to-receive-wage-increase La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Workers at the state-owned Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) will receive a wage increase of seven percent to their basic salary this year, Economy Minister Luis Arce said today. Bolivia Schedules Increase of Energy Export to Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12775&SEO=bolivia-schedules-increase-of-energy-export-to-argentina La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Energy Minister Rafael Alarcon reported Wednesday that the negotiations with Argentina for the export of 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of electric energy to that South American country, will be restarted at medium and long terms. China to Lead Global Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12722&SEO=china-to-lead-global-economic-growth-in-2017 Bangkok, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A third of world economic growth in 2017 will respond to the expansion of China´s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which will maintain its international leadership despite adjustments, the IMF stressed today. Catad'Or Santiago Praises Wines in Chile Once Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12700&SEO=catador-santiago-praises-wines-in-chile-once-again Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd edition of the Catad''Or Wine Awards will take place in this capital from July 3 to 10, with the novelty of this year''s award to the best wines of America. Senate to Probe Chevron Nigeria Over Alleged $4.9 Billion Tax Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12696&SEO=senate-to-probe-chevron-nigeria-over-alleged-4.9-billion-tax-fraud Abuja, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Senate today indicated its readiness to investigate an oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited over alleged fraud in the tune of $4,926,464,100.00 dollars. Asia-Pacific Leads Global Growth: IMF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12687&SEO=asia-pacific-leads-global-growth-imf Bangkok, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) informed today that the region Asia-Pacific will continue as leader of global growth and placed its expansion projection at 5.5 percent in 2017 and 5.4 in 2018. Evo Morales Presents Employment Plan for Several Sectors in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12682&SEO=evo-morales-presents-employment-plan-for-several-sectors-in-bolivia La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has announced today a national employment plan for urban infrastructure sectors, protection and rehabilitation of productive areas, youth labor insertion in private companies and the so-called seed fund. Spanish Right Loses Electoral Support, According to Poll http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12681&SEO=spanish-right-loses-electoral-support-according-to-poll Madrid, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Although it would win a hypothetical election again, the right-wing Popular Party (PP) of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy lost support among voters within six months of his second term, a poll showed. Chile Hopes to Exceed Six Million Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12673&SEO=chile-hopes-to-exceed-six-million-tourists-in-2017 Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Chile wants to overcome the imaginary barrier of the six million foreign tourists in 2017, a goal that seems tangible starting from the good results of the hospitality industry in this southern country. Mexican Business Confederation Demands Laws Against Insecurity, Impun http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12668&SEO=mexican-business-confederation-demands-laws-against-insecurity-impun México, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Business Confederation of Mexico (Coparmex) criticized that legislators delay the approval of laws against insecurity, corruption and impunity in the country. Legislature to Assess Conditions for Financial Rescue in Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12663&SEO=legislature-to-assess-conditions-for-financial-rescue-in-greece Athens, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Parliament will examine on May 18 the demands presented by international creditors to grant new external finance to the country, said Parliament President Nikos Vutsis. WTO Prepares Forum on Trade Realities and Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12656&SEO=wto-prepares-forum-on-trade-realities-and-challenges Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is preparing the Public Forum 2017 to propitiate a debate on the realities and challenges in commerce. Brazilian Trade in Last Four Months Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12655&SEO=brazilian-trade-in-last-four-months-decreases Brasilia, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Wholesale trade in Brazil decreased 4.5 percent in the last 12 months, according to a report today by Serasa Experian, a credit research firm that offers digital certification, marketing and sales consultancy, fraud protection, and economic analysis. Bolivia to Host Second Regional Economic Development Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12636&SEO=bolivia-to-host-second-regional-economic-development-forum La Paz, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Second Regional Forum of Local Economic Development for Latin America and the Caribbean will take place in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba with the presentation of initiatives that promote regional sustainability, reported the national media today. PEMEX Cuts Reduced Resources for Pipelines Monitoring http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12621&SEO=pemex-cuts-reduced-resources-for-pipelines-monitoring Mexico, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Budgetary adjustments forced Mexican Oil (Petroleos Mexicanos or PEMEX) to cut resources and means for monitoring pipelines and other facilities, was released today. Vietnam Finalizes Details to Host APEC Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12586&SEO=vietnam-finalizes-details-to-host-apec-forum Hanoi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam finalizes details today to host from Tuesday a series of meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum as part of the work prior to the summit of its leaders scheduled for next November. China to Enhance Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan Under Belt and Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12574&SEO=china-to-enhance-cooperation-with-kyrgyzstan-under-belt-and-road Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that China stands ready to enhance practical cooperation with Kyrgyzstan under the Belt and Road Initiative. Cuban Economists Support Investment Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12526&SEO=cuban-economists-support-investment-program Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban economists are increasingly supporting today the investment program being implemented in this island, in feasibility studies done jointly with consulting firms. Vietnam Targets Annual Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12521&SEO=vietnam-targets-annual-economic-growth Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese authorities maintain the goal of economic growth of 6.7 percent for this year, after evaluating the positive performance of production and foreign trade in the first four months. Trade within Africa a Must, Urges SA Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12516&SEO=trade-within-africa-a-must-urges-sa-minister Pretoria, May 5 (Prensa Latina) As the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) draws to an end on Friday, South Africa''s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has suggested that African countries should, more than ever before, trade among themselves. Vietnam Will Work by Consensus on Future TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12515&SEO=vietnam-will-work-by-consensus-on-future-tpp Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam affirmed today it will work with other members of the Transpacific Agreement of Economic Cooperation (TPP) in order to achieve consensus on future orientations for the Pact, given the uncertainty after the withdrawal of the United States. World Food Prices Drop in April, FAO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12490&SEO=world-food-prices-drop-in-april-fao-says Rome, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Food price index in April averaged 168 points, 1.8 percent less than in March, but 10 percent higher compared to the same period of 2016, FAO reported today. Holguin, a Perfect Venue for FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12482&SEO=holguin-a-perfect-venue-for-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The main recreational fair not only in Cuba, but the entire Caribbean, FITCuba 2017, is taking place in the eastern city of Holguin, the island''s fourth travel sector. China: Top Investor and Job Creator in Africa in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12481&SEO=china-top-investor-and-job-creator-in-africa-in-2016 Abuja, May 4 (Prensa Latina) China''s direct investment in Africa in 2016 reportedly totaled $ 66.4 billion and created almost 131,000 jobs. Vietnamese Govt Calls for Boosting Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12476&SEO=vietnamese-govt-calls-for-boosting-mining Hanoi, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, said today measures will be taken to boost mining, one of the issues addressed at a government meeting that analyzed the country''s socio-economic situation. South Africa, Still a Gateway to Africa, Says Finance Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12472&SEO=south-africa-still-a-gateway-to-africa-says-finance-minister Pretoria, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) taking place in Durban till Friday shows that South Africa continues to be a gateway to the rest of Africa, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Building Industry and Materials with Downward Trend in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12469&SEO=building-industry-and-materials-with-downward-trend-in-brazil Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Industrial production and trade of materials in construction continue to fall below the records achieved in the first quarter of last year, according to reports issued by specialized agencies published here today. World Economic Forum Kicks Off in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12448&SEO=world-economic-forum-kicks-off-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma welcomed hundreds of business leaders attending the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) in Durban, saying that South Africa will once again prove to the world that the country is capable of hosting any major event. China's Belt and Road Initiative Raises Interest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12440&SEO=chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-raises-interest Beijing, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Forum on International Cooperation of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held in this capital during the following days, is acknowledged by its benefits to all countries and has raised interest from several nations. Santos Announces Great Natural Gas Discovery in Caribbean Colombian http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12437&SEO=santos-announces-great-natural-gas-discovery-in-caribbean-colombian Bogota, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos has announced today the discovery of a large gas field in the Colombian Caribbean, considered the biggest finding of that kind in the last 28 years. Economic Forum Opens in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12417&SEO=economic-forum-opens-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) With inclusive growth as the main target in discussions world and African leaders and business executives opened in Durban, South Africa, the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa). Canada Seeks to Expand Trade with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12405&SEO=canada-seeks-to-expand-trade-with-mercosur Ottawa, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s Government is today debating the most essential issues for a free trade agreement with the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Hits Six-year High in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12393&SEO=eurozone-manufacturing-activity-hits-six-year-high-in-april London, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The manufacturing activity of the Eurozone rose in April at a fastest pace of six years, before a strong demand and despite rise of prices, published today the Information and Analysis Pollster Markit IHS. Evo Morales Confident in Recovering Bolivian Access to Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12385&SEO=evo-morales-confident-in-recovering-bolivian-access-to-pacific La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales is considering today that the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will favor Bolivia in its claim to recover the sovereign access to the sea, snatched by Chile in 1879. President Zuma to Preside Over World Economic Forum in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12368&SEO=president-zuma-to-preside-over-world-economic-forum-in-durban Pretoria, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma will lead South African delegation to the World Economic Forum on Africa to be held from May 3-5, 2017 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center in Durban. Colon Free Trade Zone Reports Notable Recovery in Early 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12367&SEO=colon-free-trade-zone-reports-notable-recovery-in-early-2017 Panama, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics for the first two months of 2017 show a 23.3-percent recovery in the Free Trade Zone of Colon (ZLC) in Panama, based on new commercial strategies, following four years of steady fall. Mexican Stockbreeders Apply Cuban Experience to Produce Forage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12344&SEO=mexican-stockbreeders-apply-cuban-experience-to-produce-forage Mexico, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The project of nutritional forests for the production of improved pastures acquired from Cuba is being successfully developed in Veracruz, Jesus Ortega, president of the Livestock Association of this Mexican state, said. South Africa Will Host Economic Forum on Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12322&SEO=south-africa-will-host-economic-forum-on-africa Pretoria Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa will host the 27th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which will take place next week, to focus on achieving inclusive growth in the continent. ASEAN Holds Summit in Philippines among Regional Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12310&SEO=asean-holds-summit-in-philippines-among-regional-challenges Manila, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 30th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) opened in Manila, the Philippines today with leaders of the 10 member nations looking to strengthen connectivity and promote the bloc as a global player. Trump Approves Resumption of Oil Drilling on US Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12280&SEO=trump-approves-resumption-of-oil-drilling-on-us-coasts Washington, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) President of the United States Donald Trump signed an executive order that undoes the restrictions ordered by former President Barack Obama for oil and natural gas drilling offshore. Nepal Set to Sign Agreement With China to Be Part of OBOR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12276&SEO=nepal-set-to-sign-agreement-with-china-to-be-part-of-obor Katmandú,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina)Nepal is set to sign an agreement with China to be part of the ''One Belt One Road Conference'' officials said today. Outgoing, Incoming Governments Begin Transition Process in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12258&SEO=outgoing-incoming-governments-begin-transition-process-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The outgoing and incoming government teams in Ecuador are starting meetings today for the transition process established by the president, Rafael Correa, to ensure an orderly and transparent power transfer. Priorities for Cuban Economy in 2018 Analyzed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12253&SEO=priorities-for-cuban-economy-in-2018-analyzed Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban economy in 2018 will have among its priorities the support in production levels and investments associated to exports, import substitution , development programs and infrastructure as well as tourism demands, informed official sources. These and other economic issues were debated at the meeting of the Council of Ministers, presided by Army General Raul Castro, where directives were analyzed for the elaboration of the Economy Plan and the State Budget for next year, said today daily Granma. Brazil to Formally Join the Bolivian Initiative of Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12248&SEO=brazil-to-formally-join-the-bolivian-initiative-of-bioceanic-train La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will formally join the project of the Bioceanic Railroad Corridor of Integration by signing next May 18 an understanding memorandum with Bolivia, main driving force of that initiative. European Parliament Criticizes Steps by Expresident http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12232&SEO=european-parliament-criticizes-steps-by-expresident Brussels, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The plenary of the European Parliament criticized the steps by former president Martin Schulz during his mandate between 2012 until the beginnings of the present year. Call to Unity, Cooperation for Regional Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12220&SEO=call-to-unity-cooperation-for-regional-sustainable-development México, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development continues here today after a call made by president Enrique Peña Nieto to achieve unity, cooperation and regional integration. UN Expert to Analyze Financial Transparency in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12217&SEO=un-expert-to-analyze-financial-transparency-in-panama United Nations, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The independent expert of the United Nations on external debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, announced today a visit in May to Panama to evaluate the impact of the fiscal evasions by individuals and enterprises. Bank of Japan Raises Forecast of Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12203&SEO=bank-of-japan-raises-forecast-of-economic-growth Tokyo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan (BOJ) improved today its forecast of economic growth for this country and kept intact its monetary policy. Bolivia to Create Operative Group for Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12199&SEO=bolivia-to-create-operative-group-for-bioceanic-train Claudia Dupeiron Garcia Australia to Impose Gas Export Controls If Domestic Shortage Hits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12188&SEO=australia-to-impose-gas-export-controls-if-domestic-shortage-hits Canberra,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Turnbull government will impose export controls when there is a shortage of gas in the domestic market, acting on advice from the energy market operator and Australia''s competition watchdog. China, Canada Agree to Increase Economic, Financial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12174&SEO=china-canada-agree-to-increase-economic-financial-cooperation Beijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) China and Canada held an strategic, economic financial talk and agree to boost cooperation in trade, investments and science to promote strategic bilateral association, spread the government today. Mexico Hosts Latin, Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12167&SEO=mexico-hosts-latin-caribbean-forum-on-sustainable-development Mexico, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto is opening today the first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development, in which representatives of government and the civil society will participate. ECLAC: Bolivia to Lead Regional Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12157&SEO=eclac-bolivia-to-lead-regional-economic-growth La Paz, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) For the fourth consecutive year, Bolivia will lead the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South America in 2017, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projections published here today. Former Greek Minister of Finance Recognizes Ecuador's Economic Manage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12130&SEO=former-greek-minister-of-finance-recognizes-ecuadors-economic-manage Quito, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Greek Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis, who continues today his visit to Ecuador, highlighted the adequate management of national economyh and the policies of President Rafael Correa, who considered a reference worldwide. HostelCuba Fair to Open Activities for Tourism Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12111&SEO=hostelcuba-fair-to-open-activities-for-tourism-sector Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba fair begins its activities and exhibitions today, aimed to the country''s recreational industry and in which discussions will be held among professionals, investment forum and for the first time, a gastronomic forum. ECLAC Foresees Growth of 1.1% in Latin America, Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12106&SEO=eclac-foresees-growth-of-1.1-in-latin-america-caribbean Santiago, Chile, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean region will register an economic expansion of only 1.1 percent in 2017, mainly due to a decline of prices of South America''s primary goods, the Latin America and the Caribbean Commission (ECLAC) has projected. Cuban Port of Nuevitas Fosters Economic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12086&SEO=cuban-port-of-nuevitas-fosters-economic-development Camaguey, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An investment close to the 40 million dollars will allow the Cuban port of Nuevitas, Camaguey, Cuba, distant 70 kilometers from the provincial capital with the name of Camaguey, to become one of the ports with a biggest operational capacity in the island. Trump's Fiscal Reform to be Announced Lacks Details http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12030&SEO=trumps-fiscal-reform-to-be-announced-lacks-details Washington, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) U.S.President Donald Trump will announce his promised fiscal reform next week, consisting in the big picture and priorities of his plans on tax code but without much detail, revealed news media this weekend. India was Largest Receiver of Remittances Worldwide in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12025&SEO=india-was-largest-receiver-of-remittances-worldwide-in-2016 New Delhi (Prensa Latina) Despite the 8.9 percent fall in 2016, India continues heading the countries which most remittances received last year, reported a report published in this capital. HostelCuba Fair to Exhibit Gastronomic Novelties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12005&SEO=hostelcuba-fair-to-exhibit-gastronomic-novelties Havana (Prensa Latina) The second edition of HostelCuba Fair will be attended by some 200 foreign companies, and will exhibit the Showcooking (a gastronomic novelty) for the first time in the country, according to the organizing committee. Agriculture Congress in Cuba Debates on Losses Reduction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11990&SEO=agriculture-congress-in-cuba-debates-on-losses-reduction Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 40 institutions of 15 countries continue today at the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture analyzing and evaluating how to avoid losses in the production chain. Global CEOs Call G-20 for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11987&SEO=global-ceos-call-g-20-for-greater-disclosure-of-climate-risks Geneva,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina)The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risks. Rainy Season Continues Causing Havoc in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11978&SEO=rainy-season-continues-causing-havoc-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Nine Colombian departments are still on alert for heavy rains, while recovery work continues in Manizales to find missing people while inhabitants of Mocoa try to erase the traces of the devastating avalanches that occurred on April 1st. Russian Company Gazprom Interested in Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11957&SEO=russian-company-gazprom-interested-in-bolivian-gas La Paz, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez reported Wednesday that Russian company GAZPROM is now interested in signing agreements to widen its participation with Bolivia in gas exploration and transportation projects. Problems to Cover Credit Increase Stress Among US Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11952&SEO=problems-to-cover-credit-increase-stress-among-us-citizens Washington, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) U.S. citizens have higher levels of stress today than they did 10 years ago, and most of them point to problems to cover their credits as responsible for that situation. Germany Refutes US Criticism for 2016 Surplus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11944&SEO=germany-refutes-us-criticism-for-2016-surplus Berlin, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s trade surplus in 2016 reached 252 million euros, to which the United States made strong criticisms refuted today by the country''s economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, in the newspaper Bild. Trade in the Foreground of Pence Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11931&SEO=trade-in-the-foreground-of-pence-tour Bangkok, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Amid expectations concerning Washington''s economic policies regarding protectionism, the attention of markets focuses today on this country and the visit of U.S. Vicepresident, Mike Pence. Experts from over 15 Countries Debate in Cuba on Urban Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11923&SEO=experts-from-over-15-countries-debate-in-cuba-on-urban-agriculture Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Experts from more than 40 institutions in 15 countries are taking part in the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture inaugurated in Cuba Wednesday, to exchange and debate on food security and sovereignty. China Pleads for Unity, Prosperity and Stability in European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11892&SEO=china-pleads-for-unity-prosperity-and-stability-in-european-union Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese prime minister, Li Keqiang, advocated for unity, prosperity and stability of the European Union (EU), it transcended here today. Cuban Companies Active in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11881&SEO=cuban-companies-active-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) From Labiofam Vietnam, with 18 years in the Indochinese country, up to newly local Cuban industries, exhibit products at the Trade Fair inaugurated today in this capital, recognized as a platform to boost economic ties between the two nations. World Bank Foresees Lat Am Economic Recovery in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11872&SEO=world-bank-foresees-lat-am-economic-recovery-in-2017 Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.5 percent in 2017, and 2.5 percent in 2018, putting an end to more than 5 years of economic stagnation, the World Bank has forecasted. Turkey, CELAC Quartet to Discuss State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11860&SEO=turkey-celac-quartet-to-discuss-state-of-relations Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reported today on the 4th meeting between Turkey and the quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which will take place here to assess the state of relations. Cuban Rums Explore Vitenamese Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11857&SEO=cuban-rums-explore-vitenamese-markets Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Tradition, history and culture, are some of the credentials by the products exhibited by Cuban company Cuba Ron S.A., to try to get access to the Vietnamese market, said Cuban specialist Ilia Maria Cardoso. Cuban Medical Brigade Work Continues Despite Conflicts in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11847&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-work-continues-despite-conflicts-in-peru Piura, Peru, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade continued its humanitarian work in this region of northern Peru, despite a protest of residents sheltered in tents where thousands of families live. Cuba Shows Scientific Progress at Int'l Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11844&SEO=cuba-shows-scientific-progress-at-intl-meeting Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is showing its scientific progress of the last decades during the second and last day of the Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU). South Africa's Finance Minister to Attend IMF Meeting in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11834&SEO=south-africas-finance-minister-to-attend-imf-meeting-in-u.s. Pretoria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is heading the South African delegation to the forthcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Spring Meetings in the U.S. New Actions for Greater Economic Ties Vietnam-Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11826&SEO=new-actions-for-greater-economic-ties-vietnam-cuba Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba agreed here today on actions focused on the exchange of information on business and trade opportunities, and greater knowledge of the respective business communities to increase economic relations. Cuban Growing Tourism Attracts Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11803&SEO=cuban-growing-tourism-attracts-hotel-business Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The tourist boom in Cuba is particularly boosting hotel business, as the increase in arrivals requires expanded capacity, and this has led Iberostar chain to set the island as a priority in its projections in the Americas. Chinese Economy grew 6.9 percent in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11780&SEO=chinese-economy-grew-6.9-percent-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese economy registered 6.9 percent in interanual growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter this year, a higher evolution rate than expected, says today the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). India Will Keep Growing Strong, says World Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11779&SEO=india-will-keep-growing-strong-says-world-bank New Delhi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Despite turbulences of international markets, Indian economy will grow 7.2 percent this year absd 7.7 percent the next, predicted the World Bank in a report published here today. Angola Promotes Sustainable Use of Second Largest Basin Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11775&SEO=angola-promotes-sustainable-use-of-second-largest-basin-worldwide Luanda, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Congo basin, the second largest in the world behind the Amazon, now has enormous potential for sustainable use in terms of development and the elimination of poverty. Cuba, Iberostar's Main Destination in Latin American http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11772&SEO=cuba-iberostars-main-destination-in-latin-american Varadero, Cuba, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has become the first choice for operation in Latin America of the Spanish hotel group Iberostar, the chain''s representative on island, Mateo Cardentei, said during the opening of a new stablishment in the western resort of Varadero. Sri Lankan Prime Minister to Visit Vietnam to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11749&SEO=sri-lankan-prime-minister-to-visit-vietnam-to-strengthen-ties Hanoi, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will start an official visit to Vietnam on Monday to strengthen cooperation in several sectors, including trade and investment, it was reported here. Bank of Japan to Offer Brighter View of Economy, Exports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11726&SEO=bank-of-japan-to-offer-brighter-view-of-economy-exports Tokyo,Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a more upbeat view of the economy at this month''s rate review than it did last month, as robust exports and factory output support recovery in the world''s third-largest economy. Russia Confirms Attendance to Silk Route Forum in Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11721&SEO=russia-confirms-attendance-to-silk-route-forum-in-beijing Beijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that he will attend the First International Cooperation Forum on the Silk Road to be held in the capital next month, announced the government here Friday. Mexican Tourist Destinations Threatened by Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11676&SEO=mexican-tourist-destinations-threatened-by-climate-change Mexico, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Mexican tourist destinations on the beach are highly exposed to the effects of climate change due to sea level rise, especially in the Caribbean region, according to studies released here. Panama Tries to Save Bank Sanctioned by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11656&SEO=panama-tries-to-save-bank-sanctioned-by-usa Panama, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) In a last-minute attempt to save the closure of Balboa Bank, the Panamanian regulating institution extended today for 30 days the forced liquidation due to an extraterritorial sanction of the United States. Bachelet Launches Bold Proposal to Improve Pensions in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11654&SEO=bachelet-launches-bold-proposal-to-improve-pensions-in-chile Por By Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A bold proposal to improve pensions in Chile, one of the headaches of society at the moment, left the scene ready for debate in Congress and within social movements. Cuba Enhancing Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11641&SEO=cuba-enhancing-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) As recreational nautical activities in Cuba are attracting a growing number of foreign tourists, travel agencies are implementing more programs to meet the increasing demands of those who want to sail along Cuban waters, while the island''s nautical flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Mandate of Supreme Court Minister Exposes Coupists in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11620&SEO=mandate-of-supreme-court-minister-exposes-coupists-in-brazil Brasilia, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The authorization given by Minister of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) Edson Fachin to investigate 74 authorities with privileges leaves exposed today key figures of the parliamentary coup staged against Dilma Rousseff. Cuba Starts Preparing Next Tobacco Crop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11595&SEO=cuba-starts-preparing-next-tobacco-crop Pinar del Río, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The western province of Pinar del Rio starts today labors for the next tobacco campaign which will extend to 19 thousand hectares, according to the program to develop the crop. Panama: 22.1 Percent of Citizens Are Poor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11555&SEO=panama-22.1-percent-of-citizens-are-poor Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics show today that in March 2016, 885,971 Panamanians were poor, accounting for 22.1 percent of the population, thus reaffirming the inequality in the distribution of wealth, despite a slight improvement in those indicators. Vietnamese Shoe Industry Has Ambitious Targets for 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11545&SEO=vietnamese-shoe-industry-has-ambitious-targets-for-2020 Hanoi, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam proposes to reach between 24 and 26 billion dollars in hide and shoe exports by 2020 as part of a sector''s development plan announced here. Chile and China Strengthen Free-Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11540&SEO=chile-and-china-strengthen-free-trade-agreement Santiago de Chile, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile and China have taken new steps to strengthen the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) that both nations have carried out for 10 years, in a strategy that might be consolidated at a high-level meeting in May. Japan Led Researchers Prepare to Drill Down to Earth's Mantle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11511&SEO=japan-led-researchers-prepare-to-drill-down-to-earths-mantle Tokyo, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Aiming for the world''s first-ever direct excavation of the Earth''s mantle, an international research group led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will conduct a preliminary study in the waters off Hawaii in September,according to Japan News. World Trade Is Facing a 'Critical' Moment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11507&SEO=world-trade-is-facing-a-critical-moment Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) recognized today that international trade is at a ''critical'' moment. India, Australia Boost Economic, Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11491&SEO=india-australia-boost-economic-trade-ties New Delhi, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Prime Ministers of India, Narendra Modi, and Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, today addressed strategies to increase bilateral ties, especially in economy and the fight against terrorism. Largest Manganese Reserve Found in Southwest China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11455&SEO=largest-manganese-reserve-found-in-southwest-china Beijing, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A reserve of 203 million tons of manganese, the largest in Asia, was found in southwest China''s Guizhou province, local officials said on Friday. Phillipine President to Visit Middle East Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11439&SEO=phillipine-president-to-visit-middle-east-countries Manila, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Phillipine President, Rodrigo Duterte, will start next Monday in Saudi Arabia a tour to three countries of the Middle East, where he will promote the rights of his co-nationals working in those territories, informed today government sources. ILO: Social Justice, a Basic Principle to Follow and Preserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11409&SEO=ilo-social-justice-a-basic-principle-to-follow-and-preserve Geneva, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The general director of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, expressed today that social justice is the main principle to follow and preserve, when talking about an ''unprecedented transformation'' of the world labor. European Central Bank Will Maintain its Monetary Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11381&SEO=european-central-bank-will-maintain-its-monetary-policy Berlin, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) will maintain its present monetary policy which includes buying bonds and interest rates in record minimums, it was officially informed. Growth of Asian Developing Economies Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11338&SEO=growth-of-asian-developing-economies-predicted Manila, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Developing economies of Asia will grow 5.7 percent this year and the next, predicted a regional institution in a report published here today. CEPAL Announces Meeting in Mexico on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11323&SEO=cepal-announces-meeting-in-mexico-on-sustainable-development Santiago de Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development will be held in Mexico, from April 26-28, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced. Caribbean Development Bank Giving High Priority to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11285&SEO=caribbean-development-bank-giving-high-priority-to-climate-change Bridgetown, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina)The Caribbean Development Bank has as high priority climate change,said President Warren Smith. British Airline Opens Flights to Cuban Resort of Varadero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11260&SEO=british-airline-opens-flights-to-cuban-resort-of-varadero Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) British airline Virgin Atlantic has started flights from the London Gatwick airport to Varadero''s famous Cuban resort, a website specializing in tourism posted today. Remittances to Bangladesh Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11200&SEO=remittances-to-bangladesh-decreases Dhaka, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh received 9,190 million dollars in remittances in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (July-March), 16,19 percent less than in the same period in 2015-2016, today reported the Central Bank. Economic Growth Uncertain, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11193&SEO=economic-growth-uncertain-imf-says Washington, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today that mid-term production prospects are very uncertain in the world. Bolivian Gov't Plans to Generate 400,000 Jobs by 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11146&SEO=bolivian-govt-plans-to-generate-400000-jobs-by-2020 La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian deputy minister of Employment, Civil Service and Cooperatives, Arturo Alessandri, informed that the government, through the Ministry of Labor, is preparing a plan to generate at least 400,000 jobs by 2020. China Urges U.S. to Comply with International Trade Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11127&SEO=china-urges-u.s.-to-comply-with-international-trade-regulations Beijing, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States to comply with international regulations after Washington made a revision of commercial ties with this Asian country and other partners, the Chinese government announced on Sunday. Cuban Chamber of Commerce Spreads Out Institutional Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11106&SEO=cuban-chamber-of-commerce-spreads-out-institutional-relations Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Chamber of Commerce (CCC) strengthens and spreads out today its institutional relations to promote closer relations and deepen mutual knowledge in other countries, according to a source from that entity. Cuban Foreign Trade Minister Calls for Optimizing Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11060&SEO=cuban-foreign-trade-minister-calls-for-optimizing-resources Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), has urged businessmen here today to optimize the use of available resources, after summarizing the work of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC) in 2016. Brazilian Tourist Market Breaks a Records in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10995&SEO=brazilian-tourist-market-breaks-a-records-in-cuba Brasilia, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The visit of Brazilian travelers to Cuba is currently breaking an annual record with a 31%-126% growth, according to diplomatic sources. First International Investment Forum Begins in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10962&SEO=first-international-investment-forum-begins-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The first International Investment Forum 2017 begins here today, with the presence of entrepreneurs from 30 countries and amid the optimism left by the recent launch of the Country Brand. Iran Seeks Free Trade Agreement with Eurasian Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10947&SEO=iran-seeks-free-trade-agreement-with-eurasian-union Moscow, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Iran is seeking a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kirgizstan and Armenia), as business rate with this country rose to 70 percent. Recovery is on the Way for Cuban Cheese Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10903&SEO=recovery-is-on-the-way-for-cuban-cheese-industry Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban cheese industry pursues stability in its recovery to face the booming tourism sector, said today specialist of the Superior Direction of Business Management (OSDE). Jorge Luis Moya. Canadian and European Companies Interested in Bolivian Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10865&SEO=canadian-and-european-companies-interested-in-bolivian-mining La Paz, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has reported Monday that three companies from Canada and Europe expressed their interest on investing in Bolivia''s mining sector. Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Visits Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10861&SEO=cuban-minister-of-energy-and-mines-visits-austria Vienna, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy and Mines of Cuba, Alfredo López Valdés, spoke today with senior officials of several federal portfolios and institutes in this capital during his work visit to Austria. FAO Warns of more Hunger Due to Conflicts and Crisis Situations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10859&SEO=fao-warns-of-more-hunger-due-to-conflicts-and-crisis-situations Rome, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The spread and intensification of conflicts and crisis in the Near East and North Africa accentuate the severe food insecurity that affects more than 30 million people, FAO has warned today. Chinese Belt and Route Initiative is Center of Lanzhou Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10838&SEO=chinese-belt-and-route-initiative-is-center-of-lanzhou-fair Beijing, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese initiative of the Belt and Roujte will be the theme of the traditional trade fair of Lanzhou, next July, said organizers of the northwest provindce of Gansu. US Authorizes Construction of Pipeline Keystone XL http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10790&SEO=us-authorizes-construction-of-pipeline-keystone-xl Washington, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The administration of US President Donald Trump granted a permission to company TransCanada to construct the polemic pipeline Keystone XL, a project that was rejected by the government of Barack Obama. FAO Praises Coal Production in Latin America and the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10772&SEO=fao-praises-coal-production-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean Santiago de Chile, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The FAO regional office, headquartered in this capital city, praised today the big coal production in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is only behind Africa. Protectionism Could Increase Trade Deficit of a Country, Says ECB http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10727&SEO=protectionism-could-increase-trade-deficit-of-a-country-says-ecb Berlin, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) reported that the protectionism policies could increase the trade deficit of a country. Marked Salary Differences Revealed in British Enterprises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10709&SEO=marked-salary-differences-revealed-in-british-enterprises London, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Directives of the main 100 British enterprises quoted in the stock exchange win in average almost 400 times more than a worker with mínimum salary, revealed today a report of the organization Equality Trust. Temer Backs Off and Shrinks Pension Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10699&SEO=temer-backs-off-and-shrinks-pension-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The debate on the pension reform in Brazil presents today a new face, after in an unsuspected turn of his number one driving force, president Michel Temer, decided to limit the reform to federal employees. Experts Warn of Ecological Hazards of Fracking in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10687&SEO=experts-warn-of-ecological-hazards-of-fracking-in-colombia Bogotá, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Petroleum extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing technology, better known as fracking, presents enormous risks for the environment in Colombia, environmental organizations warned today. South American Countries, Germany to Sign Bioceanic Train Memorandum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10686&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-to-sign-bioceanic-train-memorandum La Paz, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay will sign today a memorandum of understanding with Germany to consolidate technical support for the integral design of the Central Bi-oceanic Railway Corridor. Spanish Minister Favors Trade Pacts with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10644&SEO=spanish-minister-favors-trade-pacts-with-mercosur 21 de marzo de 2017, 13:32 Brussels, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Economy Minister, Luis De Guindos, said in this capital today that he was in favor of trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). Canada and Nigeria to Participate at Panama Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10625&SEO=canada-and-nigeria-to-participate-at-panama-trade-fair Panama, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Around thirty nations from America, Europe, Asia and Africa, including Canada and Nigeria will participate for the first time at the 35th Trade Fair Expocomer-2017, which will be held from March 22th to 25th, in Panama. Cuba Hosts International Agricultural Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10586&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-agricultural-fair Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, has begun its official program here today with the participation of exhibitors from some 16 countries, to promote business and promote other activities associated with this event. Validity of 100 Bolivares Bill Gives Confidence to Venezuelans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10584&SEO=validity-of-100-bolivares-bill-gives-confidence-to-venezuelans Caracas, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The extension of life to the 100 bolivars bill by a new decree of President Nicolás Maduro generates confidence in the population and banishes despair for its change in banking institutions. Senators Demand to Reverse Energy Reform in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10580&SEO=senators-demand-to-reverse-energy-reform-in-mexico Mexico, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The energy reform, adopted by the Mexican government, failed to keep the promises to bring light and fuel prices down, opposition senators said. Cuban Tobacco, Rum among Attractions at Trade Fair in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10564&SEO=cuban-tobacco-rum-among-attractions-at-trade-fair-in-panama Panama, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of the new purito Cohíba Short and the tasting of the best Cuban rums stands out today among Cuba''s main attractions at the upcoming International Trade Fair Expocomer 2017. China's Direct Foreign Investment Up 9.2% in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10514&SEO=chinas-direct-foreign-investment-up-9.2-in-february Beijing, (Prensa Latina) China''s foreign direct investment (FDI) has risen 9.2% year on year to 58.6 billion yuan ($850 million USD) in February 2017, the Ministry of Commerce said today. Delegation of World Association of Chefs Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10512&SEO=delegation-of-world-association-of-chefs-visits-cuba Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) will visit Cuba next April to exchange with tourism and trade authorities, officials said. Viña del Mar Opens to Free Trade in the Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10478&SEO=vina-del-mar-opens-to-free-trade-in-the-pacific By Fausto Triana Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Names may vary, but the will to find ways leading to free trade and against protectionism dominated the venue of the Pacific in this city, with 14 convinced actors and the United States in doubt. US Chain Walmart to Increase Investment in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10437&SEO=us-chain-walmart-to-increase-investment-in-mexico Mexico, March 15 (Prensa Latina) US supermarket chain Walmart will invest 17 billion pesos (867 million dollars) in Mexico this year, which represents 19 percent more than the amount invested in 2016, the company reported today. Mexico Calls for Free Trade in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10436&SEO=mexico-calls-for-free-trade-in-vina-del-mar Viña del Mar, Chile, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico tacitly acknowledged today at a meeting in Viña del Mar, Chile, that measures being applied by the US new administration is forcing it to look towards Asia and the Pacific for new markets and trade. Cuba to Participate in Tourism Fair in Lisbon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10422&SEO=cuba-to-participate-in-tourism-fair-in-lisbon Havana, March 15 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation will attend the 28th edition of the BTL 2017 International Tourism Fair, from March 15 to 19 in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Cuba and Finland Sign Agreement on Aeronautical Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10410&SEO=cuba-and-finland-sign-agreement-on-aeronautical-services Havana, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Cuba and Finland signed an agreement on Air Services today to grant permits and rights to Finnish airlines, which will increase the arrival of European visitors to the island. Panama's Expanded Canal Increases Traffic, Recovers Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10407&SEO=panamas-expanded-canal-increases-traffic-recovers-market Panama, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Nearly a thousand neopanamax ships have been traveling through the extension of the Panama Canal since its opening on June last year until today, reported the administrator of the inter-oceanic way, Jorge Luis Quijano. Bolivia is an Economic Phenomenon, Deputy Minister Endara Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10354&SEO=bolivia-is-an-economic-phenomenon-deputy-minister-endara-says La Paz, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is an economic phenomenon of worldwide reference for its growth and stability, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Integration of the South American nation, Clarems Endara. Governor of Bank of Italy Warns on European Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10348&SEO=governor-of-bank-of-italy-warns-on-european-risks Rome, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, has warned here today that 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the risk of political paralysis in Europe has never been so high. Spanish FM to Travel to Peru and Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10307&SEO=spanish-fm-to-travel-to-peru-and-mexico-next-week Madrid, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will start next Monday in Peru his first visit to Latin Ameriuca that will also take him to Mexico. The media highlighted today that the tour of the head of Spanish diplomacy looks to reinforce the relation with the two countries in the political and economic level. Poverty in Argentina Surged to 32.9 Percent in the Last Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10276&SEO=poverty-in-argentina-surged-to-32.9-percent-in-the-last-year Buenos Aires, March 10 (Prensa Latina) In the last year, poverty surged to 32.9 percent in this southern nation, affecting 1.5 million more people, according to a report from the Catholic University''s Social Debt Observatory. Fiagrop Fair Promotes Businesses in Cuban Food Distribution Se http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10265&SEO=fiagrop-fair-promotes-businesses-in-cuban-food-distribution-se Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International agricultural and food event Fiagrop 2017 will have among its main objectives to promote businesses and boost activities associated with this event, today its organizers said to the press. US Norwegian Cruise Company Starts Operations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10243&SEO=us-norwegian-cruise-company-starts-operations-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has started operations in Cuba with the arrival of more than 1,000 passengers from Florida, the United States, where the company has its operating base. German Bank to Fund Part of the Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10224&SEO=german-bank-to-fund-part-of-the-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) German Ambassador to Bolivia, Matthias Sonn, said here that the Development Bank of his country will finance part of the resources for the Central Bioceanic Rail Corridor (CFBC). German Fair of Tourism Warns about Trump´s Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10184&SEO=german-fair-of-tourism-warns-about-trumpas-policies Berlin, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the International Fair of Tourism ITB Berlin warned today about the negative effects that the US President Donald Trump´s immigration policies might have on tourism. Cuban Enterprises to Attend Panama's Main Commercial Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10129&SEO=cuban-enterprises-to-attend-panamas-main-commercial-fair Panama, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30 Cuban enterprises from public health, telecommunications, industry, and agriculture -among other sectors- will attend the International Commercial Fair EXPOCOMER 2017 in Panama in March 22. Indian Ocean, a Motor to Boost Economies, Says Zuma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10113&SEO=indian-ocean-a-motor-to-boost-economies-says-zuma Pretoria, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma called today to develop more innovative ways to use oceans sustainably for food, transport, trade and other activities, asserting that the Indian Ocean can turn into a motor to thrust the economies of the countries on it. USA Hosts International Forum on Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10096&SEO=usa-hosts-international-forum-on-energy Washington, March 6 (Prensa Latina) CERAWeek 2017 Energy Fair will gather from today until March 10 in the US city of Houston, Texas, dozens of senior officials from leading environmental, technology, financial, industrial, and energy organizations worldwide. Habanos Auction Exceeds One Million Euros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10071&SEO=habanos-auction-exceeds-one-million-euros Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) An auction of Habanos cigars raised today one million 255 thousand euros for the bidding of seven lots made up of tobacco humidors (container to keep cigars fresh) beautifully made by Cuban artisans. Habano Festival Successfully Closes in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10068&SEO=habano-festival-successfully-closes-in-cuba Havana, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) With the Habano Award of the Year ceremony, an auction of art works related to tobacco production and an artistic gala, the 19th Habano Festival successfully closed in Cuba with a record number of participants and audience. Russia and El Salvador Foreign Ministers Discuss Development Prospect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10028&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-foreign-ministers-discuss-development-prospect Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and his Salvadoran counterpart, Hugo Martinez, discussed the prospects for the development of political and economic-trade cooperation. Raising of Food Prices Prevail, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10022&SEO=raising-of-food-prices-prevail-says-fao Rome, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that the price rate increased by 0.5 percent in February this year, compared to January. Bolivia: El Alto Marks Anniversary with New Line of Cable Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10005&SEO=bolivia-el-alto-marks-anniversary-with-new-line-of-cable-railway La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The city of El Alto, the youngest in Bolivia, will mark today its 32nd anniversary with the inauguration of several works, among them the blue line of the Cable railway. El Salvador Presents Trade Potentialities with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9985&SEO=el-salvador-presents-trade-potentialities-with-russia By Antonio Rondon Garcia Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Foreign Minister, Hugo Martinez, leads a delegation participating today in a presentation of the economic and investment possibilities of his country at the Chamber of Commerce of Russia. International Seminar Highlights Ties Between Habano and Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9952&SEO=international-seminar-highlights-ties-between-habano-and-art Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The International Seminar of the 19th Habano Festival pointed out today the relation of Cuban Premium tobacco with art, through talks and historical notes, at the Havana Convention Center. Experts Appreciate Quality of Cuban Tobacco Arable Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9925&SEO=experts-appreciate-quality-of-cuban-tobacco-arable-lands Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign tobacco experts have appreciated here the Cuban agricultural procedure in crops of this plant in the western province of Pinar del Rio. Gazprom to Start Pipeline Construction in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9873&SEO=gazprom-to-start-pipeline-construction-in-turkey Istanbul, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian corporation Gazprom announced today the start of work on the TurkStream pipeline on Turkish territory, said Management Committee Member Oleg Aksyutin. Trump Justifies Increased Military Spending with Stronger Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9865&SEO=trump-justifies-increased-military-spending-with-stronger-economy Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The 54 billion dollars proposed as additional Defense spending in the next US budget will be offset by a stronger economy, President Donald Trump said today. Mobile Phone Users to Exceed Five Billion This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9831&SEO=mobile-phone-users-to-exceed-five-billion-this-year Madrid, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mobile phone users will exceed five billion by the middle of this year, reported the global consortium of operators GSMA, promoter of the World Mobile Congress inaugurated today in Spain. Remittances Benefit Mexico in 2016, with High Rate of Bank Transfers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9795&SEO=remittances-benefit-mexico-in-2016-with-high-rate-of-bank-transfers Mexico, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican people made bank transfers abroad valued at $24.4 billion USD in 2016, an amount that represents 90.6 of the remittances sent to the country in that year, said national finances sources. Fast Construction of Controversial Oil Pipeline in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9790&SEO=fast-construction-of-controversial-oil-pipeline-in-u.s. Washington, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The controversial oil pipeline Dakota Access in the United States, could be operative before expected due to the advance of construction facilitated by president Donald Trump, it became known this week. Fixed, Mobile Phone Tariffs in Argentina to Rise in March, April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9782&SEO=fixed-mobile-phone-tariffs-in-argentina-to-rise-in-march-april Buenos Aires, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) A new rise in prices is near for Argentineans who as of March and April will have to pay more for the service of fixed and mobile telephone rates, alerted today a specialized publication. Europeans to Attend Meeting on Bioceanic Train Project in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9781&SEO=europeans-to-attend-meeting-on-bioceanic-train-project-in-bolivia La Paz, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Businesspeople of Gertmany and Switzerland will attend the meeting on the Bioceanic Central Railway Corridor (BCRC), scheduled for next March in Bolivia, announced the local media. Caracol Co. Will Stand Out at the Havana Cigar Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9717&SEO=caracol-co.-will-stand-out-at-the-havana-cigar-festival Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cigar Houses, attached to the Caracol Co., are ideal places to satisfy the most demanding tastes of cigar lovers. In these places, customers can enjoy the excellent service they deserve. Transport Strike Snarls Traffic in Athens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9691&SEO=transport-strike-snarls-traffic-in-athens Athens, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina)Metro, urban rail and tram workers in the capital started a 24-hour strike today to protest against legislation that would allow the Athens transport organization to make commercial use of the stations. NGO Congratulates Ecuador for Successful Fight Against Tax Havens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9673&SEO=ngo-congratulates-ecuador-for-successful-fight-against-tax-havens Quito, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of the world joined today to the congratulations received by Ecuador following the victory of a popular consultation that is part of the government''s struggle against tax havens. Economic Renovation and Growth, priorities in South Africa's Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9623&SEO=economic-renovation-and-growth-priorities-in-south-africas-budget Pretoria, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Industrialization, economic transformation, agricultural development, land reform and social improvement are priorities of South Africa''s new budget, presented by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to the National Assembly. Hydroelectric Project El Bala Will Conclude this Year in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9609&SEO=hydroelectric-project-el-bala-will-conclude-this-year-in-bolivia La Paz, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Technical study and preinvestment of the hydroelectric project El Bala, in a protected zone north of this capital, will conclude before this year''s end, said Minister of Energies of Bolivia, Rafael Alarcon. Lack of Decent Jobs Worsens Global Inequality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9549&SEO=lack-of-decent-jobs-worsens-global-inequality Geneva, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The lack of decent jobs is currently stirring up global inequalities, where poverty and conflict ruin many people's life, the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported. Guatemala Demands Recognition of Indigenous Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9518&SEO=guatemala-demands-recognition-of-indigenous-rights Guatemala, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) People from 83 communities in the department of Sololá in Guatemala will block the Inter-American highway on Tuesday and Wednesday to demand the recognition of indigenous rights and the reduction of electricity tariffs, confirmed organizers today. Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9505&SEO=brazil-to-acquire-vietnamese-robusta-coffee Hanoi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Latina) Brazil will import robust coffee from Vietnam as part of purchases to meet the demand of the domestic industry of that bean, used in the production of the instant type, was released here today. India to Reactivate 43 Airports to Improve Regional Connectivity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9486&SEO=india-to-reactivate-43-airports-to-improve-regional-connectivity New Delhi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government will reactivate 43 airports this year to improve regional connectivity, Civil Aviation Secretary R. N. Choubey announced here. Carnival Paradise to Increase Cruises to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9483&SEO=carnival-paradise-to-increase-cruises-to-cuba Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. company Carnival Corporation will increase its cruise travels to Cuba as of June 29, after becoming the first U.S. company to resume in 2016 that kind of tourist service to the island nation in more than 40 years, according to media reports. Mexican Businesspeople Committed to Contribute to the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9442&SEO=mexican-businesspeople-committed-to-contribute-to-the-country México, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Business Coordinating Council (CCE in Spanish) of México committed with millionaire investments in the country, that faces todaty an uncertain situation in its links with its main trading and investment partner, the United States. Bolivia to Host International Meeting on Bioceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9416&SEO=bolivia-to-host-international-meeting-on-bioceanic-railway La Paz, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia prepares a meeting next March 21 between representatives of Germany, Switzerland, Peru and Paraguay to ratify the European nations as investors of the Bioceanic Central Railway Corridor (BCRC). Cuba and CARICOM Agree on Mutual Tariff Concessions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9360&SEO=cuba-and-caricom-agree-on-mutual-tariff-concessions Georgetown, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Guyana, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante, talked today about the importance of an agreement on mutual concessions of products and tariff preferences between Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Bolivian Economy is Expected to Grow 4.7 Percent this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9355&SEO=bolivian-economy-is-expected-to-grow-4.7-percent-this-year La Paz, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia expects an economic growth for 2017 of 4,7 percent of its Gross Domestic Product and an inflation rate below five percent in the Financial Fiscal Program, declared minister of the Economy, Luis Arce. China will Defend Positive Nature of Multilateralism in G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9330&SEO=china-will-defend-positive-nature-of-multilateralism-in-g20-summit Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Relations Minister, Wang Yi, will transmit a positive signal of support to multilateralismk, global governance and innovative world economy, open abnd inclusive, at the G20 summit in Bonn (Gernany), announced the Foreign Ministry. Major Store Chains Stop Selling Trump Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9318&SEO=major-store-chains-stop-selling-trump-products Washington, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Significant store chains such as Sears and Kmart stopped selling Trump-branded products on the Internet in the midst of an uncertainty that keeps US companies looking forward to the economic future of this country. SA, France Advancing Trade, Economic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9274&SEO=sa-france-advancing-trade-economic-relations Pretoria, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and France have agreed to enhance trade and economic relations, particularly in manufacturing and ship building, SA News reports Tuesday. Venezuela to Agree with China Projects to Develop Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9257&SEO=venezuela-to-agree-with-china-projects-to-develop-industry Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Vicepresident of Planning, Ricardo Menendez, advanced the intention of examining projects with China to strengthen the national insdustry, during the coming 15th High Level Bilateral Commission meeting. Broader Horizons for Cooperatives in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9238&SEO=broader-horizons-for-cooperatives-in-cuba Por Maria Julio MayoralHavana, 14 Feb (Prensa Latina) The experimental, non-agricultural cooperative sector in Cuba continues to expand in the areas of trade, food and technical or personal services provision, as part of the ongoing process to update Cuba´s economic and social model. Ecuador Welcomes International Workshop to Combat Tax Havens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9210&SEO=ecuador-welcomes-international-workshop-to-combat-tax-havens Quito, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several international organizations began today a seminar in Ecuador dedicated to Ecuador''s struggle against tax havens. Bolivian President Opens Cement Plant in Santa Cruz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9180&SEO=bolivian-president-opens-cement-plant-in-santa-cruz La Paz, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) As part of an ongoing policy to develop Bolivia, President Evo Morales said that the first integral plant of cement in Itacamba, that was opened today in the department of Santa Cruz, will help widen the productive sector in Bolivia. Uruguay Stakes High for Recovery of Russian Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9131&SEO=uruguay-stakes-high-for-recovery-of-russian-market Por By Antonio Rondón GarciaMoscow, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay is strongly committed to the recovery of the Russian market, with seven export companies attending the 24th International Food Fair Prodexpo-2017 in this capital and its Livestock Minister, Tabaré Aguerre. Venezuela, Saudi Arabia Review Oil Cooperation Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9087&SEO=venezuela-saudi-arabia-review-oil-cooperation-agenda Caracas, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met today with her Saudi Arabia counterpart, Adel Al Jubeir, to review the oil cooperation agenda between the two nations. United States Insists on Building Conflictive Oil Pipeline http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9076&SEO=united-states-insists-on-building-conflictive-oil-pipeline Washington, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) U.S. administration insisted today on the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota, despite the opposition of the indigenous population of that region. Multi-Million Spending in Chile for Forest Fires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9025&SEO=multi-million-spending-in-chile-for-forest-fires Santiago, Chile, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean government has announced that it should have to pay around $360 million USD to cover the needs of the victims and the material damages caused by forest fires. New Bolivian Mining Deposit Ready to Start Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8994&SEO=new-bolivian-mining-deposit-ready-to-start-production La Paz, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Mining deposit Thuthu in Nor Chichas province of Potosi department, is ready to start productions, reported today the Bolivian mining Corporation (Comibol). Venezuela Increases Economic Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8933&SEO=venezuela-increases-economic-cooperation-with-russia Caracas, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Russia and Venezuela included today medicine, tourism, agriculture and mining in the bilateral economic cooperation agenda initiated in 2001 with projects in the industrial, energy and construction sectors. Japan Wants to Invest More in Mexico despite Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8908&SEO=japan-wants-to-invest-more-in-mexico-despite-trump Mexico, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan is interested in boosting trade and investments in Mexico, despite the protectionist wave that may come from the United States, Japanese Ambassador Akira Yamada stated here. Traffic Chaos in Delhi Causes Billion-dollar Losses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8901&SEO=traffic-chaos-in-delhi-causes-billion-dollar-losses New Delhi, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Traffic jams in New Delhi costs about ten billion dollars annually due to pollution, lost productivity and accidents, a study revealed today. Cuba to Host International Fair on Packaging http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8873&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-fair-on-packaging Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) About 50 companies from 11 countries will participate in the first edition of Pacgraf Cuba, a monographic fair for the packaging and graphic arts sectors, which will begin on February 7, organizers confirmed today. Bolivia to Build Multi-Purpose Center Near Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8819&SEO=bolivia-to-build-multi-purpose-center-near-chile La Paz, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will build a multi-purpose center at Tambo Quemado, bordering Chile, valued at more than $24 million USD, the Ministry of Economy confirmed today. Cuba to Organize International Trade Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8761&SEO=cuba-to-organize-international-trade-convention Matanzas, Cuba Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Under the motto ''Challenges and prospects of sustainable trade'', the 1st International Trade Convention (CIC) Cuba-2017 will be held in Cuba from May 15 to 19, organizers reported. Latin America Attends Russian Prodexpo Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8719&SEO=latin-america-attends-russian-prodexpo-fair Moscow, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Latin America is strongly participating in the 24th edition of the Prodexpo International Food Products Fair, with 2,178 companies from 57 countries, Russian authorities reported today. Evo Morales Invites Mexico to Return to G77 and CELAC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8665&SEO=evo-morales-invites-mexico-to-return-to-g77-and-celac La Paz, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales urged today Mexico to return to the Group of 77 countries (G77) plus China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to strengthen regional integration. Peña Nieto Party Asks not to Raise Fuel Prices in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8660&SEO=pena-nieto-party-asks-not-to-raise-fuel-prices-in-february Mexico, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The national leadership of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) of President Enrique Peña Nieto joined other political, business and social groups that today call on the executive to refrain from increasing fuel prices. High Risk of Money Laundering in Panamanian Free Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8651&SEO=high-risk-of-money-laundering-in-panamanian-free-zones Panama, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The highest risk of money laundering in Panama is now concentrated in the zones of free zones, construction, real estate and legal services, according to a study by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). New Notes Begin to Circulate in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8606&SEO=new-notes-begin-to-circulate-in-venezuela Caracas, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Notes of five thousand and ten thousand bolivars begin to circulate today in Venezuela, due to the process of modification of the monetary cone of the nation decreed by President Nicolás Maduro. Protectionism May Affect US Economy, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8582&SEO=protectionism-may-affect-us-economy-says-expert Berlin, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) President of the German Institute of Economics (DIW), Marcel Fratzscher, warned that the protectionism proclaimed by the US president, Donald Trump, can be reversed against that nation, the world''s first economy. EU Faces Great Challenges, Merkel Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8552&SEO=eu-faces-great-challenges-merkel-says Berlin, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that the European Union (EU) faces major challenges in its internal and external policy, and encouraged all its members to remain more united in the future. Japan and US Prepare Summit for February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8535&SEO=japan-and-us-prepare-summit-for-february Tokyo, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government confirmed today that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump are preparing details for their first summit scheduled for early February. Scholars Outline US Trade Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8495&SEO=scholars-outline-us-trade-protectionism Washington, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Economists and researchers are reminded today that the new US president, Donald Trump, is far from being the first president of this protectionist nation. Parlasur to Debate New Regional Scenery with Trump's Assumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8437&SEO=parlasur-to-debate-new-regional-scenery-with-trumps-assumption Montevideo, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of the Market of the South (Parlasur) will open a debate on the new scenario opening in the region with the assumption of Donald Trump to the U.S. Presidency, said its vicepresident Daniel Caggiani. World Bank Expects Oil Prices to Rise in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8434&SEO=world-bank-expects-oil-prices-to-rise-in-2017 Washington, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The average price of the oil barrel for 2017 will be around US$ 55, a 26% higher than the previous year, the World Bank stressed today. Soup Kitchens in Argentina due to Social Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8372&SEO=soup-kitchens-in-argentina-due-to-social-emergency Buenos Aires, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean organization ''Barrios de Pie'' (Neighborhoods on their Feet) will head today in several parts of the country a protest with the opening of soup kitchens to demand the urgent implementation of the law of Social Emergency. United States Leaves Trans-Pacific Economic Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8350&SEO=united-states-leaves-trans-pacific-economic-agreement Washington, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, today signed an executive order to withdraw his country from the Trans-Pacific Agreement of Economic Partnership (TPP, acronym in English). Russian Company Rosneft Produces 265 Million Tonnes of Crude Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8347&SEO=russian-company-rosneft-produces-265-million-tonnes-of-crude-oil Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian state oil company Rosneft has produced 265 million tonnes of crude oil in 2016 and plans investments for this year of 1 trillion rubles, its director Viktor Sechin said today. Cuba Ratifies Commitment to the Objectives of the United Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8345&SEO=cuba-ratifies-commitment-to-the-objectives-of-the-united-nations United Nations, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s permanent representative to the United Nations, Anayansi Rodríguez, affirmed today the island''s commitment to the organization''s objectives, including peace and sustainable development without exclusion. At CELAC'S Meeting, Dominican Rep History Seen From Photography http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8343&SEO=at-celacs-meeting-dominican-rep-history-seen-from-photography Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The convention center where the coordinators of the CELAC are debating today on their third day of activities, also hosts a photographic interpretation of Dominican history seen through the lens of Wifredo García. President Santos Received His French Counterpart François Hollande http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8342&SEO=president-santos-received-his-french-counterpart-francois-hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed today his French counterpart, François Hollande, who will visit one of the transition zones for the FARC-EP insurgents in the process of demobilization. Dominica Seeks to Resume Banana Exports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8341&SEO=dominica-seeks-to-resume-banana-exports Roseau, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Dominica is seeking to resume banana exports to the United Kingdom, two years after its suspension due to the impact on local production of the black sigatoka pest, Agriculture minister Johnson Drigo said today. US Defence Budget is Skyrocketing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8340&SEO=us-defence-budget-is-skyrocketing Washington, Jan. 23 (Prensa Latina) US Sen. John McCain is leading today a plan to increase the Defense budget by $50 billion for the next fiscal year. Bachelet Suspends Attendance at CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8331&SEO=bachelet-suspends-attendance-at-celac-summit Santiago de Chile, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has suspended her participation in the Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for the wild fires in Valparaíso and Los Lagos, official sources informed today. Asia on Alert before the New US Administration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8326&SEO=asia-on-alert-before-the-new-us-administration Tokyo, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Asian nations began the week with multi-level alerts, ahead of the new US trade policy, and expectations about the immediate financial future. Mexico: University Graduates The Most Affected by Unemployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8307&SEO=mexico-university-graduates-the-most-affected-by-unemployment Mexico, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Unemployment in Mexico today affects more people with college education or completed high school, according to the National Institute of Geography and Statistics (INEGI). Cuban Entrepreneurial Delegation Starts Visit to U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8295&SEO=cuban-entrepreneurial-delegation-starts-visit-to-u.s. Washington, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban entrepreneurs will start a visit to the United States on Saturday until February 3 to discuss business opportunities and foreign investment in the Caribbean island. FAO Urges To Brand-New Wastewater Use For Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8232&SEO=fao-urges-to-brand-new-wastewater-use-for-agriculture Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations (FAO) urged to make use of a more useful and extended wastewater procedure for farming sector, due to water shortage and food emergency. Crisis in Developed Economies is Triggered by Inequality, Admits IMF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8182&SEO=crisis-in-developed-economies-is-triggered-by-inequality-admits-imf Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The IMF said at the World Economic Forum that the lack of confidence, work and hope, along with low growth and increased inequality, are today the ingredients for the crisis in developed economies. Ecuador Revives Nine Months After Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8127&SEO=ecuador-revives-nine-months-after-earthquake By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Quito, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Nine months after the devastating earthquake that severely damaged the Ecuadorian coast, today the country stands up with an impressive recovery capacity and an economic revival in course. German Economic Institute Looks to Dialogue with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8070&SEO=german-economic-institute-looks-to-dialogue-with-trump Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the German Economic Institute (Ifo), Clemens Fuest, demanded Germans and Europeans to establish dialogue with president elect of the United States, Donald Trump. Bolivia's Large Energy Investment Plan to Be Prioritized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8031&SEO=bolivias-large-energy-investment-plan-to-be-prioritized La Paz, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Government is outlining a large program seeking to define investments in the hydrocarbons field, in an attempt to consolidate the industrialization process and turn the country into the energy heart of South America. China and Vietnam for Sustainable and Stable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8029&SEO=china-and-vietnam-for-sustainable-and-stable-development Beijing, Jan 15 (Xinhua) According to Yu Zhengsheng, top Chinese political advisor, the ties between China and Vietnam are currently in a new stage for a sustainable, healthy and stable development led by presidents of the two countries. Mexican Teachers Return to Protest the Educational Reform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8006&SEO=mexican-teachers-return-to-protest-the-educational-reform México, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE in Spanish) summoned new mobilizations against the educational reform as of the month of February. Xi Jinping Defends China's Economic Perspectives in Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7958&SEO=xi-jinping-defends-chinas-economic-perspectives-in-davos Beijing, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Many looks are centered in China on president Xi Jinping who will attend the Davos Forum where he will defend the economic perspectives and the stand of this nation before the present world difficulties. FAO: Food Prices Fall for the Fifth Consecutive Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7920&SEO=fao-food-prices-fall-for-the-fifth-consecutive-year Rome, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Prices of the main staple foods fell 1.5 percent in 2016, compared to the previous year, bullish behavior for the fifth consecutive year, FAO said today. Republic of Congo Plans Special Economic Zone with Chinese Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7913&SEO=republic-of-congo-plans-special-economic-zone-with-chinese-aid Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi assured his country will aid the Republic of Congo build a Special Economic Zone in the port city of Pointe Noire, announced the government. Increased Gap between Rich and Poor in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7873&SEO=increased-gap-between-rich-and-poor-in-panama Panama, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The unequal distribution of wealth increased in Panama, indicates a recent report issued by the ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) in December 2016, quoted today by the local media. Macri Announces Gas Agreements to Boost Vaca Muerta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7841&SEO=macri-announces-gas-agreements-to-boost-vaca-muerta Buenos Aires, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced today an agreement with oil companies and some unions to boost the production of unconventional gas at the Vaca Muerta field. Trump Considered a Threat to the Mexican Automotive Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7816&SEO=trump-considered-a-threat-to-the-mexican-automotive-industry Mexico, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The presidency of Donald Trump in the United States will be a threat to the Mexican auto industry, local sources say here today. Angola Reduces Oil Production to Meet OPEC Cut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7799&SEO=angola-reduces-oil-production-to-meet-opec-cut Luanda, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Angola will produce 1.673 million barrels of crude oil a day to meet the cut approved by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase prices. Lucapa States Angolan Diamonds were the Most Valuable in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7787&SEO=lucapa-states-angolan-diamonds-were-the-most-valuable-in-2016 Luanda, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Australian diamond company Lucapa announced that Angolan diamonds were in 2016 the most valuable in the world with an average price of 2,983 dollars a carat, stressed the media today. FitCuba 2017 to be held in Holguin Germany is Guest of Honor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7736&SEO=fitcuba-2017-to-be-held-in-holguin-germany-is-guest-of-honor Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair (FitCuba 2017) will be held in the province of Holguin with Germany as the guest of honor, according to the Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero. Nicaragua Makes Million Dollar Investment in Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7693&SEO=nicaragua-makes-million-dollar-investment-in-energy Managua, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua plans to invest between 600 and 700 million dollars in the energy sector this year, to improve the service to the population and promote sustainable development, official sources reported on Wednesday. Panamanian Banks will Face Glim Outlook in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7653&SEO=panamanian-banks-will-face-glim-outlook-in-2017 04 de enero de 2017, 01:35 Panama City, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian bank system will face a glim 2017, according to the most recent report by the risk assessment company Fitch Ratings (FR), entitled Perspectiva-2017 (Prospects-2017) and published in this capital. Oil Prices Reach 18-Month High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7641&SEO=oil-prices-reach-18-month-high London, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have risen sharply today reaching an 18-month high fueled in part by expectations that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major producers will abide by an agreement to curb output in order to stabilize the market in 2017. China Launches First Freight Train to London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7615&SEO=china-launches-first-freight-train-to-london Beijing, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) China launched its first freight train to London, the China Railway Corporation said. Angolan Population Increases Almost a Million Per Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7552&SEO=angolan-population-increases-almost-a-million-per-year Luanda, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan population will reach 28.3 million in 2017 having grown by almost a million per year since 2014, the date of the most recent census. Poll Shows Most Europeans still Support the EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7534&SEO=poll-shows-most-europeans-still-support-the-eu Brna, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) still counts with the support of most Europeans, in spite of the problems it now faces and the British decision to leave the organization, said a poll made here by the Gallup International Association and the World Independent Net for Marketing Studies (WIN). China Challenges US Inclusion of Chinese Companies in Black List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7521&SEO=china-challenges-us-inclusion-of-chinese-companies-in-black-list Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of Commerce said today that the USA blacklist that includes Chinese companies is irresponsible and non-objective. Brazilian Government Invests Millions in Building Prisons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7520&SEO=brazilian-government-invests-millions-in-building-prisons Brasilia, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government is investing 1,200 billion reais (365 million dollars) in the construction of prisons and the modernization of the penal system, said presidential spokesman Alexandre Parola. Prices of Oil Ratify Increasing Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7459&SEO=prices-of-oil-ratify-increasing-trend New York, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The prices for the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent oil types kept their increasing trend in their respective prices in the last weeks, closing in New York and London with earnings of 88 and 90 cents respectively. Cuba Plans Greater Budget Incomes in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7447&SEO=cuba-plans-greater-budget-incomes-in-2017 Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba plans an increase of 3 percent of the incomes to the Cuban state budget, up to 52.357 billion Cuban pesos (more than 52 billion dollars), as announced in a session of the Parliament headed by President Raul Castro. Cuba Foresees a GDP Raise of 2 percent for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7445&SEO=cuba-foresees-a-gdp-raise-of-2-percent-for-2017 Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is projecting a two percent increase in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2017, after ending 2016 with a decrease of 0.9 percent, informed today the Vice-President of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas. Cuba: More Budget Revenues in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7441&SEO=cuba-more-budget-revenues-in-2017 Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba expects in 2017 an increase of three percent in its net income to the State Budget until 52 billion 357 million pesos, it was announced at the ordinary session of the parliament chaired by President Raul Castro. Cuban Beaches Benefitted with More Sand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7439&SEO=cuban-beaches-benefitted-with-more-sand Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The rehabilitation of beaches with sand recovering makes it possible for tourist destination of Jardines del Rey (King''s Gardens) to offer today a higher quality product, according to market demand. China Defines Conditions of Environmental Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7430&SEO=china-defines-conditions-of-environmental-crimes Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme People''s Court (TPS) and the Supreme People''s Procuratorate (FPS) have defined 18 types of ''serious environmental pollution'' , which will be considered crimes against the environment, according to the highest judicial Chinese bodies. Petition Signed by 200,000 Calls for IMF Director to be Punished http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7429&SEO=petition-signed-by-200000-calls-for-imf-director-to-be-punished Paris, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling for a sentence to be imposed against Christine Lagarde, the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Philippines Authorities Assess Typhoon Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7427&SEO=philippines-authorities-assess-typhoon-damage Manila, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities are assessing the damage caused by typhoon Nock-Ten, which has led to at least six deaths and 18 missing, as well as forcing the evacuation of 429,000 people. Angola Closes 2016 Leading Oil Production in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7424&SEO=angola-closes-2016-leading-oil-production-in-africa Luanda, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Angola will close 2016 as the lead oil producer in Africa, having surpassed Nigeria by reaching a daily average of 1.7 million barrels. Persistent Signals of Weakness in Labor Sector Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7420&SEO=persistent-signals-of-weakness-in-labor-sector-worldwide Geneva, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The labor sector, one of the three most hit since the outburst of the 2008 economic crisis, keeps on showing signs of weakness at present. Argentinean Minister of Finance Prat-Gay Resigns his Post http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7399&SEO=argentinean-minister-of-finance-prat-gay-resigns-his-post Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Minister of Treasury and Finance, Alfonso Prat-Gay, resigned his post today and that Ministry will be divided in two, confirmed the head of the Cabinet, Marco Peña. 300 Evacuated in Buenos Aires Due to Heavy Rains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7389&SEO=300-evacuated-in-buenos-aires-due-to-heavy-rains Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains in the last hours has lead to more than 300 people being evacuated in Pergamino, in the north of Buenos Aires, due to the overflow of a river. Egyptian Government to Solve Shortage of Medicines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7388&SEO=egyptian-government-to-solve-shortage-of-medicines Cairo, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Egyptian government plans to end the current shortage of medicines that is affecting the country through a plan already agreed with international suppliers. Venezuelan Government Insists on Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7384&SEO=venezuelan-government-insists-on-dialogue Caracas, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro''s attempts to initiate a dialogue with the opposition have been rejected, according to a government source quoted by the media today. China-Laos Railway Construction Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7381&SEO=china-laos-railway-construction-begins Vientiane, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The railroad construction project, China-Laos, was officially launched today in a ceremony held in the northern city of Luang Prabang in Laos, according to media reports. Argentina: Fuel Prices Increase in the First Month of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7367&SEO=argentina-fuel-prices-increase-in-the-first-month-of-2017 Buenos Aires, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The increase in the price of fuel in Argentina by up to eight percent will arrive in the first week of 2017, according to the Secretary of the Chamber of Fuel Merchants, Raul Castellanos. Cuba: Growing Air Links Favor Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7363&SEO=cuba-growing-air-links-favor-tourism Havana, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) With the increase in the Cuban tourist industry, this month comes with news of inaugural flights from different parts of the world to this island. China and Vietnam Agree to Boost Mutually-Beneficial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7351&SEO=china-and-vietnam-agree-to-boost-mutually-beneficial-cooperation Beijing, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) China and Vietnam agreed to further boost mutually-beneficial cooperation, the government said on Saturday. Cuba: French Club Opens in Jardines del Rey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7346&SEO=cuba-french-club-opens-in-jardines-del-rey Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The inauguration of the French club Framissia has opened a new way to increase tourist arrivals from France in the Cuban resort of Jardines del Rey, off the north coast of this central province. Minister of Eurasian Economic Union Meets Cuban Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7345&SEO=minister-of-eurasian-economic-union-meets-cuban-ambassador Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Tatiana Valovaya, the minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Euro-Asian Economic Union, met on Friday with Cuban Ambassador to Russia Emilio Lozada at the headquarters of that body in this capital. Cuban Vice President Praises Preparations for Tobacco Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7340&SEO=cuban-vice-president-praises-preparations-for-tobacco-campaign Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura has praised the preparations for the tobacco campaign in this western province, the country''s largest tobacco producer, where 18,000 hectares have been devoted to that crop. German Biggest Bank to Pay High Sanction from US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7323&SEO=german-biggest-bank-to-pay-high-sanction-from-us Berlin, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The biggest German commercial bank (Deutsche Bank) reported Friday that it will pay a snaction for more than 7 billion dollars in the United States, because of frauds in the sale of values supported by mortgages. 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. Cuba for Greater Cooperation With Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7304&SEO=cuba-for-greater-cooperation-with-vietnam Hanoi, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban consul in Ho Chi Minh City, Bernabé García, today declared that Cuba would promote cooperation, in tourism, medicine, biotechnology and agro-forestry, with the Vietnamese region of Mekong Delta. Oil Prices Tumble As Dollar Goes Up http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7303&SEO=oil-prices-tumble-as-dollar-goes-up London, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the dollar hurt today oil prices as the rise makes commodities traded in that currency more expensive. Venezuela: Toys Confiscated From Kreisel Company to Be Distributed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7301&SEO=venezuela-toys-confiscated-from-kreisel-company-to-be-distributed Caracas, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP, in Spanish) will today distribute the second lot of toys confiscated by the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights (Sundde) from the company Kreisel. Airbus to Sell Iranian Airline 100 Commercial Planes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7293&SEO=airbus-to-sell-iranian-airline-100-commercial-planes Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) European airplane manufacturer Airbus will sell Iran a total of 100 commercial planes, as part of a request by Iranian company Iran Air, valued in 10 billion dollars. Oil Prices Drop from Larger US Reserves and More Libyan Offer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7272&SEO=oil-prices-drop-from-larger-us-reserves-and-more-libyan-offer London, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The increase of crude oil reserves in the United States and plans to increase oil production in Libya, led to a fall in the price of oil on Thursday. Miguel Diaz Canel Presides Over Cuba's Teachers' Day Celebration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7271&SEO=miguel-diaz-canel-presides-over-cubas-teachers-day-celebration Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Diaz Canel, First Vicepresident of the Cuban State and Ministers Councils, is presiding over a national celebration of Cuban teachers in the Cuban capital on Thursday. Cuban Educators Ratify Commitment to Fidel's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7270&SEO=cuban-educators-ratify-commitment-to-fidels-legacy Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s education minister, Ena Elsa Velázquez, today reaffirmed the commitment of teachers to the legacy of the eternal Commander-in-Chief, Fidel Castro. Serbia in Military Agreement with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7269&SEO=serbia-in-military-agreement-with-russia Belgrade, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for Russia to supply modern combat aircraft and other weapons to Serbia is being widely discussed by politicians, experts and the media. D. R. Congo: Government and Church Seek Solutions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7267&SEO=d.-r.-congo-government-and-church-seek-solutions Kinshasa, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, remains silent after calls for him to step down. Bolivia Forecasts Stable Economy for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7260&SEO=bolivia-forecasts-stable-economy-for-2017 La Paz, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Government has forecasted a good 2017 for the country''s economy, on the likelihood of improved prices for oil, minerals and other raw materials. Greater Integration, Central America's Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7238&SEO=greater-integration-central-americas-challenge Managua, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Consolidating unity and meeting the demands of the people are today two of the greatest challenges for the Central American Integration System (SICA, in Spanish), whose member States have agreed to push forward a sustainable development. Japan Cuts Budget for 2020 Olympic Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7237&SEO=japan-cuts-budget-for-2020-olympic-games Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the Tokyo-2020 Olympic Games has announced today that the total cost of the event will be between 13 and 15 billion dollars. Turkey to Increase Foreign Trade Using Its Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7234&SEO=turkey-to-increase-foreign-trade-using-its-currency Ankara, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey wants to increase the use of its currency, the Turkish lira, in foreign trade, to at least 10 percent of the total amount, the Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci explained today. Oil Prices Rise 10 Percent This Month http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7231&SEO=oil-prices-rise-10-percent-this-month London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices accumulate a 10 percent rise so far this month and are still progressing due to predictions of a drop in crude oil inventories in the United States. Cuba Defends International Cooperation Without Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7230&SEO=cuba-defends-international-cooperation-without-conditions Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defends the principle of international cooperation without economic, political and social conditions that will imply interference in internal affairs or undermines sovereignty of a country. Cuban Oil Refinery Increases Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7200&SEO=cuban-oil-refinery-increases-production Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The Sergio Soto oil refinery in the south-central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus refined this year over 72.200 tons of national crude for the highest production ever, the plant''s director general, Lester A. Alemán, pointed out today. 2016 Consolidated Bases of New Venezuelan Economic Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7197&SEO=2016-consolidated-bases-of-new-venezuelan-economic-model Caracas, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The executive Vicepresident of Venezuela, Aristóbulo Istúriz, assured today that in 2016 were established the bases to construct and consolidate the economic socialist productive model in the country. Erdogan: Assassination of Russian Ambassador is a Provocation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7190&SEO=erdogan-assassination-of-russian-ambassador-is-a-provocation Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, his condolences for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. Classes Suspended Until January 2017 in Ecuador Due to Quake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7185&SEO=classes-suspended-until-january-2017-in-ecuador-due-to-quake Quito, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian authorities have decided to suspend classes until January 3rd 2017 in the province of Esmeraldas, which has been struck by an 5.7 earthquake, leaving three dead due to cardiac arrest and causing major damage. Guatemalan President to Attend SICA Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7183&SEO=guatemalan-president-to-attend-sica-summit Guatemala, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan president, Jimmy Morales will today attend the 48th Summit of the Head of States of the Central American Integration System (SICA) that will be held in Nicaragua. Venezuelan Metallurgic Industry Increases Productivity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7170&SEO=venezuelan-metallurgic-industry-increases-productivity Caracas, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister for Basic, Strategic and Socialist Industries Juan Arias asserted today that the State companies that process iron, steel, aluminum increased their productive capacity this year. IMF Director Guilty, but Court Exempts her from Jail Sentence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7154&SEO=imf-director-guilty-but-court-exempts-her-from-jail-sentence París, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Justice of the Republic of France declared guilty today of negligence the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, despite which it exempted her from a one-year jail sentence. Iberostar Will Manage an Iconic Hotel in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7148&SEO=iberostar-will-manage-an-iconic-hotel-in-havana Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish chain Iberostar Hotels and Resorts has announced today it will manage, starting in Januray 2017, the Riviera Hotel, an iconic establishment in Havana from the 1950''s. Buenos Aires on Transportation Strike this Morning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7142&SEO=buenos-aires-on-transportation-strike-this-morning Buenos Aires, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Buenos Aires wakes up today to a transportation strike for about two hours by members of the Union Tranviarios Automotor (Transport Workers Union) of Argentina, which is demanding changes on the income tax. Paraguay-Brazil Hydroelectric Station, Leader in Power Generation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7123&SEO=paraguay-brazil-hydroelectric-station-leader-in-power-generation Asuncion, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Binational company Itaipu, a hydroelectric plant, shared by Paraguay and Brazil has become world leader in power generation, beating the record figure of 98.8 million megawatts per hour (MW/h). Oil Prices At 17-Month High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7085&SEO=oil-prices-at-17-month-high London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Venezuela Detains 82 Money Traffickers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7083&SEO=venezuela-detains-82-money-traffickers Caracas, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the state of Táchira, Jose Vielma, has reported that in this area of Venezuela, 82 money traffickers were detained during the three days allowed to demonetize the 100 bills of the national currency. Robotic Industry Grows in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7077&SEO=robotic-industry-grows-in-china Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese experts have stressed the rapid growth of the Chinese robotics industry, which sold 19,000 robots in the first half of the year. Inflation Rises in Eurozone http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7074&SEO=inflation-rises-in-eurozone Brussels, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The eurozone inflation rate rose to 0.6 percent in November due to higher prices in restaurants, cafeterias, rents and tobacco, according to Eurostat. Bolivia: The Maritime Demand is a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7071&SEO=bolivia-the-maritime-demand-is-a-priority La Paz, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The issue of maritime demand to recover an exit to the Pacific Ocean is still a priority in Bolivia''s foreign policy, said the deputy foreign minister of the South American nation, Juan Carlos Alurralde. Venezuelan Foreign Minister to Meet with Uruguayan Organizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7041&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-to-meet-with-uruguayan-organizations Montevideo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez will cary out several activities in this capital, including meetings with social and political organizations, diplomatic sources informed. ECLAC Sees Complex Panorama for LATAM Economies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7040&SEO=eclac-sees-complex-panorama-for-latam-economies Santiago de Chile, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has seen a complex view for the economies of the region in 2017, but was pleased to resume a slight growth. ALER Rejects Actions Against Venezuela in MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7037&SEO=aler-rejects-actions-against-venezuela-in-mercosur San Salvador, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Association of Radio Education (ALER) has said that the decision by MERCOSUR members to temporarily suspend Venezuela as a member, contradicts the spirit of integration of this mechanism. UN Coordinator to Visit Cuban Areas Affected by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7035&SEO=un-coordinator-to-visit-cuban-areas-affected-by-hurricane-matthew Guantanamo, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, will visit some of the territories affected by Hurricane Matthew last October. New Venezuelan Bills Start Circulating http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7029&SEO=new-venezuelan-bills-start-circulating Caracas, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Starting today, new bills and coins circulate in Venezuela, as part of the progressive policy of the government of Nicolás Maduro to expand the monetary cone. Tourist Facilities in Baracoa Recover their Splendor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7028&SEO=tourist-facilities-in-baracoa-recover-their-splendor 15 de diciembre de 2016, 00:23 Baracoa, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) A rejuvenated image is exhibited today by the tourist facilities of the first Cuban village after being devastated by hurricane Mathew last October and rehabilitated by forces of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur). Eurozone Lenders Pressure Greece on Christmas Payment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7018&SEO=eurozone-lenders-pressure-greece-on-christmas-payment Brussels, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Eurozone lenders have agreed to suspend the financial help they were giving to Greece to ease their short-term debt. Venezuela Summons Meeting to Solve Differences in Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7009&SEO=venezuela-summons-meeting-to-solve-differences-in-mercosur Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, summoned today a meeting for tomorrow in the context of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) about the Olivos Protocol, mechanisms to solve controversies in the regional bloc. Chinese Ambassador in Bolivia Expresses Interest in Bioceanic Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7002&SEO=chinese-ambassador-in-bolivia-expresses-interest-in-bioceanic-project La Paz, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s ambassador to La Paz, Wu Yuanshan, expressed his country''s interest in participating in the bioceanic train project, which will unite the Atlantic and Pacific oceans cross the territory of Bolivia. Nicolas Maduro in Cuba to Celebrate 12 Years of ALBA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7000&SEO=nicolas-maduro-in-cuba-to-celebrate-12-years-of-alba Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived today in Cuba on the occasion of the celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), reported the national television. Lebanon, US Talk About Terrorism, Refugees and Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6998&SEO=lebanon-us-talk-about-terrorism-refugees-and-aleppo Beirut, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) US Undersecretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs, Anne Patterson analyzed today the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon at times of systematic terrorist activity and worsening of the situation in Aleppo. China Allocates Relief Fund for Victims in Disaster Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6997&SEO=china-allocates-relief-fund-for-victims-in-disaster-areas Beijing, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s finance and civil affairs ministries allocated 5,705 million yuan, or 826.3 million dollars, to support residents in disaster-stricken regions. Electricity for Mexican Subway to be Produced with Solid Waste http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6996&SEO=electricity-for-mexican-subway-to-be-produced-with-solid-waste Mexico City, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The solid urban waste generated in Mexico City will be used to generate electricity and meet the demands of the subway, it was known today. Russia's Wants to Avoid Imports in Military, Civilian Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6995&SEO=russias-wants-to-avoid-imports-in-military-civilian-sectors Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The State Equipment Factory of Riazan (FEER) consolidates today Russia''s intentions to increase import substitution, both in the military and in the civilian sphere. China Offers Guarantees to Support the Economic Development of Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6994&SEO=china-offers-guarantees-to-support-the-economic-development-of-angola Luanda, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) President José Eduardo dos Santos received guarantees from his Chinese counterpart, Xi Xinping, that he will maintain support for the Angolan economic development process, the Angolan Public Television stressed today. About 75 Percent of Americans Support Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6985&SEO=about-75-percent-of-americans-support-relations-with-cuba Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) About 75 percent of Americans have favored the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, and 73 percent have supported an end to the economic blockade on the island, according to a Pew Research Center polling. Venezuela to Defend Integration at MERCOSUR Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6984&SEO=venezuela-to-defend-integration-at-mercosur-meeting Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela, Pro-tempore president of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), today defends the integration and unity of the peoples in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the block to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Good Production of Bee Honey in Cuban Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6971&SEO=good-production-of-bee-honey-in-cuban-province Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The production of honey from bees shows progress in this Cuban central province today, where more than 360 tons were extracted so far this year mainly destined for export. Venezuelan Businesspeople Support Government's Financial Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6969&SEO=venezuelan-businesspeople-support-governments-financial-measures Caracas, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The National Council of Productive Economy, made up of Venezuelan businesspeople from the public and private sector, expressed its support for the recent actions taken by President Nicolas Maduro. Uruguay Backs Venezuela in Implementing Protocol of Olivos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6957&SEO=uruguay-backs-venezuela-in-implementing-protocol-of-olivos Montevideo, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan government today expressed its support for the Venezuelan initiative on the implementation of the Protocol of Olivos for the solution of disputes in the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), the Foreign Affairs Ministry reported today. Cuba and EU in a New Stage of Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6956&SEO=cuba-and-eu-in-a-new-stage-of-bilateral-relations Brussels, 13 Dec (Prensa Latina) After the signing of a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, Cuba and the European Union (EU) are opening a new stage in bilateral relations in which they will seek to boost ties on the basis of equality, reciprocity and respect. China Is Upset by Duty Evasion of WTO Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6954&SEO=china-is-upset-by-duty-evasion-of-wto-members Beijing, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) China on Tuesday expressed discontent with the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that are eluding their obligations of abandoning the substitute country consideration when calculating the antidumping measures against Chinese exports. Communist Leader Denounces India-US Military Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6953&SEO=communist-leader-denounces-india-us-military-agreement New Delhi, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sitaram Yechury, has denounced a military agreement between his country and the United States today, saying that it violates national sovereignty and strategic autonomy. Situation of Private Banks in Bolivia Is Positive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6952&SEO=situation-of-private-banks-in-bolivia-is-positive La Paz, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Private Banks of Bolivia (ASOBAN) evaluated the situation of the banking sector until October as positive, local media reported today. Trump Nominates Exxon Mobil CEO as the Next US Secretary of State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6950&SEO=trump-nominates-exxon-mobil-ceo-as-the-next-us-secretary-of-state Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump announced today that he has chosen Exxon Mobil CEO, Rex Tillerson, as Secretary of State for his Cabinet. Tillerson will take office on January 20th. Eiffel Tower to Remain Closed Today Due to Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6949&SEO=eiffel-tower-to-remain-closed-today-due-to-strike Paris, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Eiffel Tower, considered an emblematic monument in France, will remain closed to public today due to a strike by its workers, so about 6,000 visitors will be affected, according to estimates. OPEC daily basket price at its highest in a year and a half http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6948&SEO=opec-daily-basket-price-at-its-highest-in-a-year-and-a-half Vienna, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The daily basket price of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) opened firmed this morning at 53,24 usd, its highest in a year and a half following agreements of member and non memger States. Agreement with Cuba is a Strong EU Statement, Mogherini Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6914&SEO=agreement-with-cuba-is-a-strong-eu-statement-mogherini-says Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has issued a strong statement today after signing the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba and finally abolishing the ''common position'', the bloc''s diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said today. Evo Morales: Relations With the US Have to Be Based on Mutual Respect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6913&SEO=evo-morales-relations-with-the-us-have-to-be-based-on-mutual-respect La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today expressed his country''s willingness to have diplomatic relations with the entire world, including the United States, provided they are based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs. Evo Morales: The Capitalist System Has Failed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6910&SEO=evo-morales-the-capitalist-system-has-failed La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s president Evo Morales today called the capitalist model a failure and criticized the policies of domination, intervention and looting in several countries around the world. Venezuela: Media Denounce Attack against National Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6907&SEO=venezuela-media-denounce-attack-against-national-currency Caracas, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s media today denounces the attack against the nation''s currency, the bolivar, that has been going on since 2013 by right wing circles along the border with Colombia. Cuba Considers Economic Ties with Europe a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6905&SEO=cuba-considers-economic-ties-with-europe-a-priority Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Economic ties with Europe will continue being a priority for Cuba in the construction of an efficient and sustainable socialist economy, according to Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez. Oil Price at 18 Month High Following Production Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6903&SEO=oil-price-at-18-month-high-following-production-agreement London, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have reached their highest levels in 18 months today, as a result of recent agreements between producers to reduce supply. Indonesian President Kicks Off Official Visit to India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6895&SEO=indonesian-president-kicks-off-official-visit-to-india Jakarta, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo will kick off an official visit to India, starting on Monday, to reinforce relations in several sectors, it was reported here. Indian-Pakistani Tension Threatens Strategic Agreement on Rivers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6888&SEO=indian-pakistani-tension-threatens-strategic-agreement-on-rivers Islamabad, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government is boosting today an ambitious plan to increase the use of the water of Indus River and its tributaries, a decision that could trigger a conflict with neighboring Pakistan, which shares this basin. OPEC and Non-OPEC Producers Meet in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6869&SEO=opec-and-non-opec-producers-meet-in-vienna Vienna, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and producer countries outside the organization meet today to agree on a cut of the supply of global crude oil in order to stabilize the price of oil and reduce global inventories. Suriname: Cuba Is a Bastion of Inspiration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6854&SEO=suriname-cuba-is-a-bastion-of-inspiration Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a bastion of inspiration, according to the Surinamese Ambassador to Cuba, Ike Desmond Antonius. Fidel Castro's Role in Cuba-CARICOM Ties Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6850&SEO=fidel-castros-role-in-cuba-caricom-ties-highlighted Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The role of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in strengthening the relationship between his nation and the Caribbean has been highlighted here in the context of the celebration for the Cuba-CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Day. France: Current Crisis of Capitalism Under Analysis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6848&SEO=france-current-crisis-of-capitalism-under-analysis Paris, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A discussion of capitalism's systemic crisis opened a conference between the Communist Parties of France (PCF) and Cuba (PCC) held in the French capital. China Opposes Military Ties Between US and Taiwan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6847&SEO=china-opposes-military-ties-between-us-and-taiwan Beijing, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Lu Kang has reiterated that his Government''s position with regards to military relations between the United States and Taiwan, as well as the sales of US arms to China, is coherent, clear and well-known by the international community. Urgent Food Aid Needed in 39 Countries, says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6842&SEO=urgent-food-aid-needed-in-39-countries-says-fao Rome, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Urgent food aid is needed in 39 countries to face the lack of food caused by internal conflicts and meteorological phenomena, informed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Habano Festival Summoned for Next February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6832&SEO=habano-festival-summoned-for-next-february Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tobacco authorities summoned the 19th Habano Festival from February 27 to March 3, 2017, event that generally attracts over one thousand persons of 70 countries. Food Prices Decline But Remain High, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6819&SEO=food-prices-decline-but-remain-high-says-fao Rome, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Food prices worldwide fell slightly in November, but remain high compared to the same period in 2015, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report today. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6817&SEO=russia-exhibits-cuban-pharmaceutical-products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. Oil Prices Rises as Market Awaits Next Producers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6813&SEO=oil-prices-rises-as-market-awaits-next-producers-meeting London, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Crude oil prices are on the rise today, while US crude reservoirs decrease, according to the US Department of Energy. Cuban Parliament in Eleventh Ordinary Session on December 27th http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6774&SEO=cuban-parliament-in-eleventh-ordinary-session-on-december-27th Havana, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly of the People''s Power (Parliament) will hold the eleventh ordinary session on December 27th. Argentinean Deputies Approve Changes in Tax on Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6769&SEO=argentinean-deputies-approve-changes-in-tax-on-profits Buenos Aires, Dec 7(Prensa Latina) After hours of debate, agreements and disagreements over the tax on profits, changes were approved today by the Argentinean Chamber of Deputies by 140 in favor, 86 against and seven abstentions. Latin American and Caribbean Integration, Fidel's and Chavez's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6762&SEO=latin-american-and-caribbean-integration-fidels-and-chavezs-legacy Por Waldo MendiluzaUnited Nations, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) December is a month of particular significance for Latin American and Caribbean integration, as the legacy of regional unity from Commanders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez will be highlighted, the Venezuelan ambassador here, Rafael Ramirez, said on Wednesday. Venezuela Insists on Dialogue in MERCOSUR, But It Is Snubbed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6741&SEO=venezuela-insists-on-dialogue-in-mercosur-but-it-is-snubbed Por Juan Carlos Díaz GuerreroMontevideo, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s decision to start the reactivation of the Olivos Protocol to solve disputes within the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) shows the Bolivarian Government''s will to reestablish the legality of the integration bloc, threatened by stances that are alien to the rules and legal framework of that group. MERCOSUR: Bolivia Condemns Campaign Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6737&SEO=mercosur-bolivia-condemns-campaign-against-venezuela La Paz, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Political parties and social movements from Bolivia have expressed their support for Venezuela and denounced the campaign, initiated today by right-wing governments, to annul the country''s presidency of Mercosur. More Than 200,000 Mexicans Deported from USA This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6735&SEO=more-than-200000-mexicans-deported-from-usa-this-year Mexico, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Mexican immigration authorities have repatriated more than 200,000 from the United States this year, it was reported today. Poverty in Mexico Threatens Environment, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6712&SEO=poverty-in-mexico-threatens-environment-says-expert Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Poverty is currently threatening natural respources and the environment in the country, biologist and former rector of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Jose Sarukhan, asserted. Venezuela Activates Process to Settle Disputes in MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6709&SEO=venezuela-activates-process-to-settle-disputes-in-mercosur Montevideo, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The permanent representative for Venezuela to the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and ALADI, Jose Felix Rivas, began the proceedings established in the Olivos Protocol for the settlement of Disputes in the regional bloc. Maduro Reiterates Willingness to Talk with Uruguayan Counterpart http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6708&SEO=maduro-reiterates-willingness-to-talk-with-uruguayan-counterpart Montevideo, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has reiterated today his readiness to hold talks with his Uruguayan counterpart, Tabare Vazquez, with regards to the latter''s support for the suspension of Venezuela as a full member of Mercosur. ''I am sure that when I talk to Vázquez face-to-face, he will recognize that we are right,'' he said and pointed out that the South Common Market (Mercosur) must seek the path of unity in diversity and not sectarianism and ideological persecution. International Transparency and the Eyes of the Beholder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6706&SEO=international-transparency-and-the-eyes-of-the-beholder Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The banners against corruption are being waved today in comments from the recently-held conference on International Transparency (IT), which brought together 1,600 representatives from 130 countries in Panama. Sanders Welcomes Decision to Stop Works in U.S. Oil Pipeline http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6704&SEO=sanders-welcomes-decision-to-stop-works-in-u.s.-oil-pipeline Washington, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders described as positive the U.S. government''s decision to stop the construction works of the oil pipeline in North Dakota, a project that has caused mass protests by local Native American communities. Suspicions of Obscure Business by Former Chilean President Piñera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6703&SEO=suspicions-of-obscure-business-by-former-chilean-president-pinera Santiago, Chile, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Suspicions of obscure business are hovering again over former Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, who is accused of making dark investments in corporations in the British Virgin Islands and Luxembourg. OPEC Ratifies Meeting with Nations Outside the Cartel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6697&SEO=opec-ratifies-meeting-with-nations-outside-the-cartel London, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and non-cartel countries will meet on December 10 to agree a cut in world crude production, confirmed the group''s secretary general, Mohammed Barkindo. U.N. Doubles Humanitarian Appeal for Nigeria to One Billion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6609&SEO=u.n.-doubles-humanitarian-appeal-for-nigeria-to-one-billion Abuja,Dec 2 (Prensa Latina)The United Nations has doubled its humanitarian funding appeal for northeast Nigeria to $1 billion in 2017 in a bid to reach nearly 7 million people hit by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram insurgency who need life-saving help, it said today. Varadero Will Close 2016 With Growth in Tourist Visitors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6605&SEO=varadero-will-close-2016-with-growth-in-tourist-visitors Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Varadero will close 2016 with a rise in foreign tourist visitors, the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) said today. China Prepares Summit with Japan and Republic of Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6530&SEO=china-prepares-summit-with-japan-and-republic-of-korea Beijing, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) China gives last touches to preps of the trilateral yearly Summit with Japan and the Republic of Korea assured Geng Shuang, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of this country. Putin Appoints new Minister of Economic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6515&SEO=putin-appoints-new-minister-of-economic-development Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President, Vladimir Putin, named today Maxim Oreshkin as new minister of Economic Development to replace Alexei Uliukaev, who was accused of bribery and is now kept in house imprisonment. OPEC Accepts Reduction of Oil Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6511&SEO=opec-accepts-reduction-of-oil-production Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut daily crude production by 1.2 million barrels, as President Mohammed Al-Sada reported. OPEC Examines Oil Production Quota http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6499&SEO=opec-examines-oil-production-quota Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The meeting being held in this capital by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to agree to a production quota has economists and market on alert. Fidel Castro and His Constant Concern for the Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6399&SEO=fidel-castro-and-his-constant-concern-for-the-economy Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Since the emblematic document History will Absolve Me, the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, showed a constant worry over the economy and its development, recall specialists today. Venezuela and Algeria Define Strategy for Oil Prices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6394&SEO=venezuela-and-algeria-define-strategy-for-oil-prices Caracas, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Algeria have agreed in a joint strategy to defend the oil price at the meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), scheduled to take place in Vienna, Austria, on November 30th, according to the Twitter account of Venezuelan Oil Minister, Eulogio Del Pino, who posted the news after a meeting with the African country''s energy minister, Noureddine Boutarfa. Debates with Fidel were a Great School, says Economist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6374&SEO=debates-with-fidel-were-a-great-school-says-economist By Roberto Solomon Havana, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Meetings on Globalization and Development Problems, which came to light on the initiative of Fidel Castro and had his presence, constituted a great school of thought, said one Organizer of those events by ANEC. Hollande Pays Tribute to Fidel, Demands End of Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6357&SEO=hollande-pays-tribute-to-fidel-demands-end-of-blockade-of-cuba Paris, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande called on Saturday for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, after paying tribute to the late leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Next 2017 Very Difficult Year for Brazilian Foreign Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6340&SEO=next-2017-very-difficult-year-for-brazilian-foreign-trade Brasilia, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Foreign Trade Association of Brazil (AEB), José Augusto de Castro, anticipated that the year 2017 will be very difficult for that sector which will reach a superavit of 35 billion dollars. Bolivian Gov´t to Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement with Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6339&SEO=bolivian-govat-to-sign-energy-cooperation-agreement-with-peru La Paz, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy Luis Alberto Sanchez said today that an agreement of energy will be reached with Peru in the next 10 days. Venezuelan Petroleum Slightly Recovers from Fall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6327&SEO=venezuelan-petroleum-slightly-recovers-from-fall Caracas, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan crude oil closed this week going up, reaching a price of 39.83 dollars a barrel as a standard in the last 7 days. Vietnamese President Concludes Tour in Madagascar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6311&SEO=vietnamese-president-concludes-tour-in-madagascar Hanoi, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s President, Tran Dai Quang, will attend as of tomorrow the 16th Summit of French Speaking Countries in Madagascar, according to today''s press reports. Bolivian Government to Invest More in Solving Water Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6309&SEO=bolivian-government-to-invest-more-in-solving-water-issue La Paz, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has decided to add about $658 million USD to the 2017 general budget, for water, watershed management and basic sanitation programs, to face the country''s drought, state media reported today. Angola Dismantles Network of False National Bank Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6300&SEO=angola-dismantles-network-of-false-national-bank-officials Luanda, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Bank of Angola (NBA) announced today that it has dismantled a network of criminals who posed as officials of the financial institution and were extorting citizens and companies. 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. Oil Market Keeps Stable Previous to OPEC Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6262&SEO=oil-market-keeps-stable-previous-to-opec-meeting London, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The price of oil kept today its trend to stability previous to the OPEC meeting on November 30, in which it is expected a cut in crude production to stabilize the market. Hungary Approves Free Visas for Ukrainians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6258&SEO=hungary-approves-free-visas-for-ukrainians Budapest, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Hungarian government today approved a resolution granting Ukrainian citizens free long-term visas that will be valid in Hungary but not in the rest of the European Union. Hurricane Otto Approaches Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6253&SEO=hurricane-otto-approaches-nicaragua Managua, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Otto, a category-one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is approaching the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour. Progress in Discussions on Declaring Social Emergency in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6251&SEO=progress-in-discussions-on-declaring-social-emergency-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) A social emergency is likely to be declared in Argentina after several demonstrations and protests. Decree will Summon Referendum on Tax Havens in Ecuqador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6241&SEO=decree-will-summon-referendum-on-tax-havens-in-ecuqador Quito, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ecuador will issue an Executive Decree next December 7 to summon a referendum on tax havens as part of the reinforced combat against that scourge, according to a proposal of President Rafael Correa. Cuba-Vietnam Inter-Government Meeting Concludes and Boosts Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6218&SEO=cuba-vietnam-inter-government-meeting-concludes-and-boosts-links Havana, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Session of the Inter-Government Commission between Cuba and Vietnam concluded today in the capital, with the signing of important agreements to consolidate the bilateral relations in the economic and technological-scientific areas. CARICOM Observers Satisfied with Elections in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6213&SEO=caricom-observers-satisfied-with-elections-in-haiti Georgetown, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Observers sent by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to monitor Sunday''s general elections in Haiti today expressed their satisfaction for the smooth development of that political process. China Plays its Cards with Latin America and the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6209&SEO=china-plays-its-cards-with-latin-america-and-the-caribbean By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) China played big its cards with Latin Ameruca and the Caribbean, in a tour of its president Xi Jinping who tried to close all spaces possible in order to consolidate his country's notable approach to the region. Africa-Arab Countries Summit in Session in Ecuatorial Guinea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6208&SEO=africa-arab-countries-summit-in-session-in-ecuatorial-guinea Malabo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The VIIV Africa-Arab Countries Summit begins today at the Conference Hall of the city of Sipopo with a welcome address by Equatorial Guinea''s President, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, to 66 leaders from the two regions. Qatar's Emir Reiterates Willingness to Expand Cooperation with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6203&SEO=qatars-emir-reiterates-willingness-to-expand-cooperation-with-cuba Doha, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Qatari Emir, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, has reaffirmed today the willingness to strengthen and expand cooperation relations with Cuba, after welcoming here Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. Free Trade Agreement with U.S. does not Favor Mexico, Lawmaker Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6191&SEO=free-trade-agreement-with-u.s.-does-not-favor-mexico-lawmaker-says Mexico, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico, does not favor the latter at all, a Mexican lawmaker said. Venezuela Boosts Global Petroleum Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6190&SEO=venezuela-boosts-global-petroleum-consensus Caracas, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela, Eulogio del Pino, highlighted that the Bolivarian government developed an extraordinary work to recover prices of the hydrocarbon that since 2014 until now keep being low. German Minister Criticizes EC Recommendation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6156&SEO=german-minister-criticizes-ec-recommendation Berlin, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble criticized today the European Commission (EC) for recommending that his country increase investment in the region. Mexico Responds to Trumps' Threat to Leave TTP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6155&SEO=mexico-responds-to-trumps-threat-to-leave-ttp Mexico, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has responded to US President-elect Donald Trump''s announcement that he will be leaving the Trans-Pacific Association Agreement (TTP). Cuban Vice-President Meets UAE Minister of Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6153&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-uae-minister-of-economy Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Council of Ministers'' Vice President, Ricardo Cabrisas, met with the Economy Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, who is visiting the country with a large business delegation. Negotiations at ECLAC on Environmental Agreement in the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6152&SEO=negotiations-at-eclac-on-environmental-agreement-in-the-region Santiago, Chile, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 22 Latin American and Caribbean countries under the umbrella of ECLAC are negotiating a regional agreement this week to ensure access to information, participation and environmental justice. First Cuban Vice President Meets IAEA Director General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6151&SEO=first-cuban-vice-president-meets-iaea-director-general Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice President, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has received the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, the national press reported today. 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). Evo: The New Generations Must Be the First Anti-Imperialists (IV) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6147&SEO=evo-the-new-generations-must-be-the-first-anti-imperialists-iv By Pedro Rioseco Riberalta-La Paz, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The great task of the Bolivian youth is to debate, to be knowledgeable about the struggles of neoliberal times, to know about military dictatorships, to evaluate the present and with these ideological arguments to unite in defense of the Revolution. United States is Politically and Socially Divided, Polls Say http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6141&SEO=united-states-is-politically-and-socially-divided-polls-say Washington, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A poll by Gallup after the presidential elections in the United States has revealed that 77 percent of Americans think the country is politically and socially divided. Donald Trump Announces that the United States will Leave TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6135&SEO=donald-trump-announces-that-the-united-states-will-leave-tpp Washington, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump has reaffirmed his decision to withdraw the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) immediately after taking office in January 2017. Haiti: Await for Preliminary Electoral Results and Opening Schools http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6104&SEO=haiti-await-for-preliminary-electoral-results-and-opening-schools Port-au-Prince, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian electoral authorities are still counting the votes for the final results of the preliminary elections Sunday, while the Haitian population is awaiting. United Arab Emirates and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6103&SEO=united-arab-emirates-and-cuba-strengthen-trade-ties Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cuba have strengthened today their economic relations with a business forum at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, to discuss opportunities and new ties. Erdogan Seeks in Asia Possible Replacement for European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6088&SEO=erdogan-seeks-in-asia-possible-replacement-for-european-union Ankara, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) may be an option for Turkey to replace the European Union (EU), said the country''s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after returning from his official trip to Uzbekistan. Philippine President Holds Meetings with China and Russia Presidents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6054&SEO=philippine-president-holds-meetings-with-china-and-russia-presidents Manila, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte held separate meetings on bilateral relations with his counterparts from China and Russia at the summit of the APEC forum in Peru. Brazilian Foreign Minister to Visit Spain Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6035&SEO=brazilian-foreign-minister-to-visit-spain-next-week Brasilia, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Jose Serra, will visit Spain from November 21 to 23, to discuss bilateral issues and from the regional agenda, announced the Foreign Ministry. Inauguration of New Tourist Village in Eastern Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6032&SEO=inauguration-of-new-tourist-village-in-eastern-cuba Maisi, Cuba, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) A new tourist installation by Grupo Empresarial Isla Azul was inaugurated Friday next to the emblematic lighthouse of Maisi, Paso de los Vientos, southeastern part of the island of Cuba. Supreme Court Says Scots and Welsh Have Say in Brexit Case http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6030&SEO=supreme-court-says-scots-and-welsh-have-say-in-brexit-case London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina)The Scottish and Welsh governments are to be allowed to have a say in the Supreme Court battle over how Brexit should be triggered. NATO Called on European Countries to Invest More in Defense http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6014&SEO=nato-called-on-european-countries-to-invest-more-in-defense Brussels, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg urged several European countries to meet the alliance''s goal of spending two percent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on defense. 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. Meeting of Leaders in APEC Forum Enters Final Stretch http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5996&SEO=meeting-of-leaders-in-apec-forum-enters-final-stretch Lima, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The APEC Summit in Peru has been focused on the culmination of the meeting of foreign ministers and foreign trade ministers, in addition to the arrival of US President Barack Obama and China, Xi Jinping, among other rulers. Cuba Reduces Water Losses with Support from Arab Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5994&SEO=cuba-reduces-water-losses-with-support-from-arab-countries Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has implemented nine projects to reduce water losses with the financial support of Arab nations, amounting to $221 million USD, a sector source said today. Cooperatives, Market and Power at IV Cooperative Summit in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5945&SEO=cooperatives-market-and-power-at-iv-cooperative-summit-in-uruguay Montevideo, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Fourth Cooperative Summit of the Americas continues today with a keynote address entitled ''Another Economic Rationality: Cooperatives, Market and Power''. Central America, South Korea Conclude FTA Negotiations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5880&SEO=central-america-south-korea-conclude-fta-negotiations Managua, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Central America and South Korea will end negotiations in Managua today for the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which is expected to enter into effect next year. Russian President Removes Minister Accused of Bribery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5855&SEO=russian-president-removes-minister-accused-of-bribery Moscow, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin removed Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev, who is accused of demanding to be paid millions to approve the buy of the State package of shares of the company Beshneft. Varadero Registered Increase in Quality Standards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5841&SEO=varadero-registered-increase-in-quality-standards Varadero, Cuba, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 rooms at Varadero increased their quality standards with a view to the tourist season. 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. U.K. Desestimates Accusations of Inefficiency to Implement Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5833&SEO=u.k.-desestimates-accusations-of-inefficiency-to-implement-brexit London, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The British government desestimated today the repeated accusations against it regarding its possible inefficiency to implement the process of withdrawal from the European Union (EU) called Brexit. 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. West Decline Has Begun Says Ignacio Ramonet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5830&SEO=west-decline-has-begun-says-ignacio-ramonet Panama, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The decline of the West has began and is shown in the campaign slogan of President-elect Donald Trump, ''Making the United States Great Again'', the French political scientist Ignacio Ramonet, who is visiting Panama, said today. Mexico Fears Massive Deportation of its Migrants from the US 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. Germany Opposes Interference in Turkey's Accession to the EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5827&SEO=germany-opposes-interference-in-turkeys-accession-to-the-eu Ankara, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) European governments should not intervene in the debate on the advisability of ending the accession negotiations with Turkey, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declared today in Ankara. Russian Minister Charged With Bribery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5817&SEO=russian-minister-charged-with-bribery Moscow, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Investigation Committee (SKR) has filed an official accusation against the Economic Development Minister Alexei Uliukaev, who allegedly demanded a million-dollar payment to allow a commercial transaction. US Entrepreneurs Seek Investment Opportunities in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5813&SEO=us-entrepreneurs-seek-investment-opportunities-in-ecuador Quito, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 12 companies from the United States are visiting Ecuador today to learn about the portfolio of opportunities offered by this South American country in trade and investment. Japan to Share Costs of Troops Deployment with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5785&SEO=japan-to-share-costs-of-troops-deployment-with-usa Tokyo, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Amid people''s discontent caused by attempts to change the peaceful Japanese Constitution, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asserted today his country would properly share the costs of their troops deployed here with the United States. Russia and Celac Address Bilateral Cooperation in Sochi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5769&SEO=russia-and-celac-address-bilateral-cooperation-in-sochi Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov is holding talks today in Sochi with the enlarged quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). European Central Bank Worried about US Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5766&SEO=european-central-bank-worried-about-us-protectionism Berlin, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Vitor Constancio, has warned of the possible negative economic effects of the US protection measures announced by President-elect Donald Trump. Iran Rules Out Compensation Claimed by Turkey Over Natural Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5732&SEO=iran-rules-out-compensation-claimed-by-turkey-over-natural-gas Tehran, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran ruled out a payment to Turkey of 25 percent economic compensation for the cut in the export of natural gas to the Eurasian country, which triggered a legal dispute, asserted today an official source. British Opposition Party States Against Brexit Implementation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5710&SEO=british-opposition-party-states-against-brexit-implementation London, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The British opposition party Democratic Liberals announced today that it would object the beginning of negotiations for the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union (EU), an action also called Brexit. Prison Demanded for Accused of Corruption in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5705&SEO=prison-demanded-for-accused-of-corruption-in-italy Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General Office in Rome requested today two sentences of prison for 18 accused, among them a senator and a re-known businessman, in the case on corruption related to the so-called case P3. Bolivia to Denounce Almagro's Interventionist Stance Before OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5691&SEO=bolivia-to-denounce-almagros-interventionist-stance-before-oas La Paz, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Diego Pary, said today that his government will denounce the organization''s secretary general, Diego Almagro, due to his intervention in internal affairs. Pope Francis Addresses Current Issues in an Interview http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5685&SEO=pope-francis-addresses-current-issues-in-an-interview Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The situation of refugees and immigrants is today the main concern for Pope Francis, who expressed his interest in the immigration crisis in an interview with the newspaper La Repubblica, published today. Spanish Company Bodegas Torres Focuses on Cuban Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5682&SEO=spanish-company-bodegas-torres-focuses-on-cuban-tourism La Habana, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish wine company Bodegas Torres S.A., Miguel Torres, is focused on the commerce of Cuba and its growing tourist industry. A Tough Brexit Expected for the United Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5681&SEO=a-tough-brexit-expected-for-the-united-kingdom London, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The credit qualifying agency Standard &Poor''s forecast today a severe Brexit (withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union) in which the UK could lose its free access to the group''s market. Ecuador and European Union Sign Multi-Party Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5675&SEO=ecuador-and-european-union-sign-multi-party-trade-agreement Brussels, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and the European Union (EU) have signed a trade agreement today in Brussels allowing the South American country to export products to countries in the regional bloc with zero tariffs. Philippine President Promises to Continue What He Started http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5674&SEO=philippine-president-promises-to-continue-what-he-started Manila, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Filipino President, Rodrigo Duterte today ruled out that a change of government in the United States would affect his decision to build stronger alliances with China, Russia and Southeast Asian countries. APEC: Chinese President to Promote Economic Regional Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5658&SEO=apec-chinese-president-to-promote-economic-regional-integration Beijing, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The participation of Chinese president Xi Jinping in the coming Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) shows the interest this country has in regional economic integration, considered today Li Baodong, Viceminister of Foreign Relations. 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 and CELAC to Analyze Cooperation and Trump's Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5654&SEO=russia-and-celac-to-analyze-cooperation-and-trumps-victory Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Russia will analyze on November 14-15, in Sochi, bilateral cooperation and the electoral victory achieved by multimillionaire businessman Donald Trump, the Foreign Ministry said today. Jamaican Gov't Reiterates Willingness to Fight Human Trafficking 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. Maduro Criticizes Boycott by Local Opposition to Gov't http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5649&SEO=maduro-criticizes-boycott-by-local-opposition-to-govt Caracas, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro criticized the local opposition Thursday, because they do not evaluate the value of the social programs, and try to boycott the work of the government to solve the economic difficulties of Venezuela. US Airlines to Start Daily Flights to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5642&SEO=us-airlines-to-start-daily-flights-to-cuba Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The US company Delta Air Lines will begin to operate daily non-stop flights to this capital for the first time in almost 55 years, an executive of the company confirmed today. Evo Asks Trump to End US Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5633&SEO=evo-asks-trump-to-end-us-blockade-against-cuba La Paz, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales requested today United States President-elect Donald Trump to end the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed to Cuba for more than half a century. IEA urges OPEC to Agree on Oil Production Cut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5616&SEO=iea-urges-opec-to-agree-on-oil-production-cut Paris, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) should decide on its promises of reducing oil production over the next months in order to stabilize the market in 2017, alerted today the International Energy Agency (IEA). 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. India Begins Process of Bills Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5606&SEO=india-begins-process-of-bills-exchange New Delhi, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) India woke up today to be greeted by banks flooded with customers seeking to get rid of 500 and 1000 rupee bills (7.5 and 15 dollars, respectively), which the government, in an attempt to fight corruption, has declared are no longer legal tender. 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. Russian Senators Expect to Improve Relations With US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5573&SEO=russian-senators-expect-to-improve-relations-with-us Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Senate Vice President, Ilias Umiljanov expressed today his hope of an improvement of relations between his country and United States, after a clear deterioration in that sense with the outgoing administration. 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. Chinese Prime Minister Visit to Russia Consolidates Ties, Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5569&SEO=chinese-prime-minister-visit-to-russia-consolidates-ties-trade Beijing, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The official visit to Russia of the Chinese Prime Minister, Li Kegiang, which concludes today, is seeing by experts very positive, with tangible perspectives to consolidate ties and the already efficient bilateral cooperation. Syria: The Drama of a Six-Year Imposed War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5549&SEO=syria-the-drama-of-a-six-year-imposed-war By Pedro García Hernández Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Syria is about to enter the sixth year of a war imposed from abroad andwhich encourages terrorists to destroy a nation that resists the drama of seeing vanish what has been built for centuries. 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. British Supreme Court to Examine Brexit in December http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5541&SEO=british-supreme-court-to-examine-brexit-in-december London, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The British Supreme Court announced that it will examine the appeal by the Government against a judicial decision on the process of separation of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit between December 5 and 8 . 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. Bolivia: Legal Process on Bolivian Opposition Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5536&SEO=bolivia-legal-process-on-bolivian-opposition-leader La Paz, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera, today introduced documents involving the opposition leader and businessman Samuel Doria Medina in a case of tax evasion with economic prejudice to the state. Cuba and Serbia Confirm Strength of Their Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5532&SEO=cuba-and-serbia-confirm-strength-of-their-ties Belgrade, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Serbia confirmed the strength of the ties between both countries during a meeting between Ambassador Mayra Ruiz Garcia and the Parliamentary Group of Friendship Group with Cuba. Iran Signs Gas Deal with French Total Worth 4.8 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5518&SEO=iran-signs-gas-deal-with-french-total-worth-4.8-billion-usd Tehran, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian National Oil Company (INOC) has signed an agreement with the French Transnational Totalto to develop the first phase of the Pars Sur natural gas deposit at a cost of 4.8 billion dollars, it was announced today. Southern Countries Demand Security Council Reform at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5490&SEO=southern-countries-demand-security-council-reform-at-un United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Saint Lucia defended today on behalf of more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia for an immediate reform of the United nations (UN) Security Council, to adjust it to the current international situation. Fraud in Brexit Campaign Denounced in the United Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5486&SEO=fraud-in-brexit-campaign-denounced-in-the-united-kingdom London, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The campaign carried out in favor of the British withdrawal from the European Union (EU) or Brexit, is investigated for supposed violation of the Electoral Law in the United Kingdom by deception, a spokesperson for the Attorney General''s Office revealed today. Supreme Electoral Council Confirms Victory of Daniel Ortega http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5480&SEO=supreme-electoral-council-confirms-victory-of-daniel-ortega Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) of Nicaragua confirmed today the victory of President Daniel Ortega in the general elections of last Sunday, after posting the results of 99.8 percent of the polling stations. Winner of First Round of Bulgarian Presidential Election Confirmed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5479&SEO=winner-of-first-round-of-bulgarian-presidential-election-confirmed Sofia, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Rumen Radev, an independent candidate supported by the Socialist opposition, has won the first round of presidential elections in Bulgaria, the Central Electoral Commission reported. Free Transit Does Not Exist, Says President Evo Morales http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5467&SEO=free-transit-does-not-exist-says-president-evo-morales La Paz, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, today called once again to international organizations to verify the serious harm caused to the exports and imports of the country by obstacles in the territory of Chile. Russia Commemorates October Revolution's Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5464&SEO=russia-commemorates-october-revolutions-anniversary Moscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) A reconstruction of a historic military parade, which took place in Red Square in 1941, and a march by Russian Communists will together celebrate the 99th anniversary of the October Revolution today. Russia-China: Rapprochement of Walls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5457&SEO=russia-china-rapprochement-of-walls Por By Antonio García RondónMoscow, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The similarity of the Great Wall of China and the Kremlin walls appear as symbols of the unity of development plans in discussion by the prime ministers of both states today in St. Petersburg. World Tourism Fair Begins in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5449&SEO=world-tourism-fair-begins-in-london London, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 37th edition of the World Tourism Fair in London (World Travel Market-WTM) began today with a strong impact of delegations from Latin America and Spain, its organizers said. Banker Suggests Benefits for Ireland Due to Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5431&SEO=banker-suggests-benefits-for-ireland-due-to-brexit Dublin, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Richard Pym, president of Allied Irish Banks in Ireland, suggested that this country could benefit because of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit. Cuba, Most Awarded Country in Trade Fair Fihav 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5415&SEO=cuba-most-awarded-country-in-trade-fair-fihav-2016 Havana, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba was the most awarded country at the 34th Havana International Fair which concluded the eve at the Convention Center of this capital, after five days of intense trading and erxhibition at the fair grounds of Expocuba. British Government Will Maintain Schedule for Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5392&SEO=british-government-will-maintain-schedule-for-brexit London, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, confirmed today that the timetable for the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit, will be maintained. 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. Protests in Argentina Against Government Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5380&SEO=protests-in-argentina-against-government-cuts Buenos Aires, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean workers'' unions CTA and CTA Autónoma will today join in a national demonstration protesting government cuts which have left thousands unemployed. 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. Air France Will Create New Company to Face Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5347&SEO=air-france-will-create-new-company-to-face-competition Paris, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Air France Airline will créate a new company as part of the strategy to face the present situation marked by ''supercompetition'', the group announced today in a communique. More People Favor Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5339&SEO=more-people-favor-dialogue-in-venezuela Caracas, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) More people favor the dialogue between the government and the opposition in Venezuela, even among members of the country''s entrepreneurial sector, in light of fears of predictable social outbreaks. Russia, China to Sign Strategic Agreements in St Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5325&SEO=russia-china-to-sign-strategic-agreements-in-st-petersburg Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will sign a package of strategic agreements for bilateral relations during the meeting of the Head of States and Governments next Monday in St. Petersburg, according to an official source. 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. Shoigu: NATO Forcing Russia to Take Reciprocal Defensive Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5311&SEO=shoigu-nato-forcing-russia-to-take-reciprocal-defensive-measures Minsk, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The US and NATO are building up their offensive capabilities on the Western borders of Russia and its ally Belarus, prompting Moscow to take reciprocal measures, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. Cuba Is a Country and Nobody Will Change It, Businessman Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5306&SEO=cuba-is-a-country-and-nobody-will-change-it-businessman-says Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a country that defends its roots above any pressure and nobody will change it, Romeo Veronesi, an Italian businessman who participates in the Havana International Fair, FIHAV-2016, said today. Panamanian Government Defends Local Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5304&SEO=panamanian-government-defends-local-banks Panama, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) In a counterattack against what many consider a slandering campaign against the Panamanian financial system, government authorities informed that 20 investigations into money laundering were carried out in two years, and many inquiries are still underway today. Govt.-Opposition Dialogue in Venezuela Eases Tension in UNASUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5303&SEO=govt.-opposition-dialogue-in-venezuela-eases-tension-in-unasur Quito, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The negotiation table installed in Venezuela recently is a solution to ease tensions and iron out the differences between the government and the opposition, according to UNASUR Secretary General Ernesto Samper. Cuban Adjustment Act Remains as an Aggressive US Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5301&SEO=cuban-adjustment-act-remains-as-an-aggressive-us-policy Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Adjustment Act, applied by the United States for 50 years, has continued today as one of the aggressive policies of the northern nation to the island at the migration level. Cuban Special Zone Grows and Attracts Foreign Firms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5287&SEO=cuban-special-zone-grows-and-attracts-foreign-firms Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mariel Special Development Zone (ZEDM) has maintained a strong appeal to foreign investors who want business with Cuba, after three years of being established, official sources said today. Brazilian Cigarette Factory Construction Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5270&SEO=brazilian-cigarette-factory-construction-starts-in-cuba Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The laying of the first stone of a new Brazilian cigarettes factory in Cuba opens today the second stage of successful businesses between the two countries, it was officially recognized. Cuba to Offer More Opportunities for Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5260&SEO=cuba-to-offer-more-opportunities-for-foreign-investment Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been presenting today more opportunities for potential foreign investment at the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, attended by more than 3,500 exhibitors from 73 countries. FMLN Expects Agreement on Fiscal Crisis of Salvadorian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5258&SEO=fmln-expects-agreement-on-fiscal-crisis-of-salvadorian-government San Salvador, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), Medardo González, assured today that the government is optimistic about a possible agreement on the tax issue which threatened the country. 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. United States Abstention at UN Shows its Isolation, Expresses France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5250&SEO=united-states-abstention-at-un-shows-its-isolation-expresses-france Paris, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Abstention of United States at UN Vote on the US Blockade against Cuba shows its isolation in the international arena, considered today the French writer and university professor, Salim Lamrani. 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. Western Sanctions Aggravate Suffering of Syrians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5248&SEO=western-sanctions-aggravate-suffering-of-syrians Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Western sanctions imposed to the Syrian society have aggravated the suffering of the people, amid a war worsened from abroad, Deputy Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Samer Al Khalil, said here today. The New York Times: Trump Evaded Taxes in the '90s http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5247&SEO=the-new-york-times-trump-evaded-taxes-in-the-90s Washington, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Republican candidate for the US presidency, Donald Trump, avoided reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable income in the early 1990s, accodring to The New York Times. Cuba and Russia Progress in Strategic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5241&SEO=cuba-and-russia-progress-in-strategic-cooperation Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Russia have strengthened their strategic cooperation with the signing here of two agreements on aviation and another linked to sugar industry at the Havana fair, during its second day of business and exhibition today. Sudan, Kenya Sign Deal on Oil and Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5220&SEO=sudan-kenya-sign-deal-on-oil-and-mining Jartum, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Sudan and Kenya on Sunday evening held bilateral talks and signed a number of agreements to strengthen the two country''s cooperation in oil and mining sector. Increase of Foreign Visitors to Japan Break 20 Million Mark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5217&SEO=increase-of-foreign-visitors-to-japan-break-20-million-mark Tokyo, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina)The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan this year has already surpassed last year''s record 19.74 million, topping 20 million in only 10 months, the Japan Tourism Agency said today. Colombian President Arrives in UK on a State Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5215&SEO=colombian-president-arrives-in-uk-on-a-state-visit London, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Invited by Queen Elizabeth II, the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, arrived here today to fulfill a state visit, the first by a president of this Andean nation to the UK with that category. Bolivian Hydroelectric Project to Create 60,000 New Jobs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5213&SEO=bolivian-hydroelectric-project-to-create-60000-new-jobs La Paz, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivia State Power Company (ENDE) has reported today that the construction of El Bala hydroelectric project will generate 60,000 direct and indirect jobs. Colombian Minister Optimistic on New Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5208&SEO=colombian-minister-optimistic-on-new-peace-agreement Bogota, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Interior Minister, Juan Fernando Cristo, expressed confidence today that to outline a new peace agreement with the FARC-EP, which summarize the views by most of citizens, will be possible. Rajoy Gets Presidency of the Spanish Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5207&SEO=rajoy-gets-presidency-of-the-spanish-government Madrid, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the right-wing Popular Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy, today sworn in as president of the Government of Spain before King Felipe VI, after being re-elected last Saturday by the Congress of Deputies. Exhibitors from 75 Countries Attend FIHAV 2016 in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5205&SEO=exhibitors-from-75-countries-attend-fihav-2016-in-cuba Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The 34th Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, has begun today here in the presence of about 4,500 exhibitors from 75 countries and representatives of 50 Chambers of Commerce. Protests in Belgium against European Trade Agreement with Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5201&SEO=protests-in-belgium-against-european-trade-agreement-with-canada Brussels, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Detractors of the comprehensive trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada, known as CETA, protested today outside the headquarters of the European Council in this capital. Costa Ricans Welcome UN Rejection of U.S. Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5191&SEO=costa-ricans-welcome-un-rejection-of-u.s.-blockade-of-cuba San Jose, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican outstanding artists, academics and groups of solidarity with Cuba on Saturday welcomed the new condemnation at the United Nations General Assembly of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba. Cuban Vice President Meets Swiss Assistant Secretary of State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5185&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-swiss-assistant-secretary-of-state Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas, met with Eric Jacob, Swiss assistant secretary of State for Economic Promotion, Granma newspaper reported on Saturday. Cuban Tourism Has Boosted Economy in Recent Decades http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5160&SEO=cuban-tourism-has-boosted-economy-in-recent-decades Havana, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Development Director of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (Mintur), Alexander Sierra, said today that the Cuban tourism industry has boosted the island''s economy during the recent decades. CARICOM Highlights Importance of Investment for Caribbean Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5158&SEO=caricom-highlights-importance-of-investment-for-caribbean-agriculture Georgetown, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Irwin LaRocque, highlighted today the importance of investment for boosting the development of agriculture in the region. Cuba: Pan-American Congress on Tourism Training Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5143&SEO=cuba-pan-american-congress-on-tourism-training-concludes Havana, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The 26th edition of the Pan-American Congress of Schools of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism (Conpeht) concluded today after a successful few days exploring training in the sector. Panamanian Entrepreneurs to Seek Business at Cuba's Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5141&SEO=panamanian-entrepreneurs-to-seek-business-at-cubas-trade-fair Panama, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) A Panamanian business delegation from many sectors will attend, in late October, the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, with the aim of expanding trade and attracting foreign investment, it was reported here today. Samsung Profits Drop 30 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5127&SEO=samsung-profits-drop-30-percent Seoul, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean technological Enterprise Samsung informed today its profits dropped by 30 percent in the third quarter of the year due to the scandal of mobile Galaxy Note 7. 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. 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. British Economy Slows Down http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5115&SEO=british-economy-slows-down London, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) British economy slowed down in the three months after the vote on the Brexit or exit from the European Union (EU), according to official statistics. Caribbean Development Bank joins Green Climate Fund http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5084&SEO=caribbean-development-bank-joins-green-climate-fund Bridgetown, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) was accredited by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in order to develop as of today joint projects to resist environmental change. Saudi King Affirms his Country Lives a Historic Transformation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5081&SEO=saudi-king-affirms-his-country-lives-a-historic-transformation Riyadh, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The assertion of Saudi King lman bin Abdulaziz that his country lives a ''historic transformation'' with the Vision 2030 reinforced today the perception that the country exhibits a strong position at financial and liquidity levels. USA to Abstain in UN Resolution Of Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5079&SEO=usa-to-abstain-in-un-resolution-of-blockade-on-cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States will abstain today in its vote of the draft resolution presented by Cuba on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the island, American ambassador at UN, Samantha Power, announced today. The U.S. Seeks to Affect Venezuela with Oil Destabilization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5077&SEO=the-u.s.-seeks-to-affect-venezuela-with-oil-destabilization Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States looks today to destabilize Venezuela, Russia and Iran by flooding the world market with cheap oil and regardless of the damage done to their own companies, considered the Minister of Energy of the South American nation, Eulogio del Pino. 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. Argentinean Trains on Strike Affect Hundreds of Persons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5073&SEO=argentinean-trains-on-strike-affect-hundreds-of-persons Buenos Aires, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Members of the so-called elite personnel of the Argtentinean trains lead today a strike with cancellation in most of the lines, affecting hundreds of persons. Portuguese President Begins Official Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5074&SEO=portuguese-president-begins-official-visit-to-cuba Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Portugal''s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, began an official two-day visit to Cuba, to deepen the Lisbon-Havana ties. Venezuela: Oil Stability with Political and Economic Objectives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5071&SEO=venezuela-oil-stability-with-political-and-economic-objectives Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s objective to seek consensus among all petroleum producing countries has political and economic motivations, according to Energy Minister Eulogio del Pino. Mexico and Cuba Agree to Multi-Destination Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5070&SEO=mexico-and-cuba-agree-to-multi-destination-tourism Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The capitals of Mexico and Cuba agreed a letter of intent for touristic promotion with an eye on mufti-destination travels, authorities reported today. Collaboration is Essential to Caribbean Agriculture, Says CTA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5042&SEO=collaboration-is-essential-to-caribbean-agriculture-says-cta George Town, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Michael Hailu, director of the Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), recognized that collaboration was essential to the Caribbean agriculture these days to reach the international market. Spain: Prominent Figures Call on Obama to End Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5036&SEO=spain-prominent-figures-call-on-obama-to-end-blockade-on-cuba Madrid, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Prominent political, social and cultural figures in Spain and elsewhere have called on U.S. President, Barack Obama, to totally lift the U.S. blockade that has been imposed on Cuba for more than 50 years. 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. Cuba Supports Establishing Binding Obligations on Transnational Corps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5032&SEO=cuba-supports-establishing-binding-obligations-on-transnational-corps Geneva, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to Geneva, Anayansi Rodriguez, has expressed support for establishing binding obligations on transnational corporations not only in national legislation but also International Law, diplomatic sources reported. Syria and Lebanon Assess Strengthening of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5031&SEO=syria-and-lebanon-assess-strengthening-of-relations Damascus, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis and the Lebanese Industry Minister, Hussein Hajj Hassan, have discussed ways to develop and promote economic and trade relations, according to reports from Damascus. Britain Financial Situation in Danger Due to Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5005&SEO=britain-financial-situation-in-danger-due-to-brexit London, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The exit of the United Kingdom of the European Union (EU), also known as Brexit, could lead the country to a financial danger, stated today the British Bankers'' Association (ABB). Angola, Most Important Supplier of Crude Oil to China in September http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4999&SEO=angola-most-important-supplier-of-crude-oil-to-china-in-september Luanda, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Angola appears today as the most important supplier of crude oil to China in September, recording 46 percent, compared to the same period in the previous year, displacing Saudi Arabia and Russia, which were its traditional suppliers. German Economy May Have Lost Speed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4994&SEO=german-economy-may-have-lost-speed Berlín, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The montyhly report of the Bundesbank published today says the growth of this country''s economy could have slowed up during the summer. 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. Hotel Industry Congress in Cuba Highlights Charms of Old Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4992&SEO=hotel-industry-congress-in-cuba-highlights-charms-of-old-havana Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The 26th Pan-American Congress of Schools of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism (CONPEHT) attended by 500 people from 20 countries started today with an early morning tour of Havana''s old district. ARENA's Attitude Towards Fiscal Issues in El Salvador Under Scrutiny http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4991&SEO=arenas-attitude-towards-fiscal-issues-in-el-salvador-under-scrutiny San Salvador, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador, Lorena Peña, today described as ''having deep electoral intentions the solution proposed by the Nationalist Republican Alliance Party (ARENA) to the government fiscal problem generated by the same party. UN: Extraterritoriality of Blockade Against Cuba is Scandalous http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4989&SEO=un-extraterritoriality-of-blockade-against-cuba-is-scandalous United Nations, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Alfred de Zayas, an independent UN expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, has described the extraterritoriality of the U.S. blockade on Cuba as ''scandalous''. 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. Preventive Prison for Those Involved in Corruption of Petroecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4957&SEO=preventive-prison-for-those-involved-in-corruption-of-petroecuador Quito, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Judicial authorities of Ecuador dictated preventive prison for those implied in bribery crime in the case of corruption of the government-owned enterprise Petroecuador, local press media said here today. 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. Dominican Republic and Cuba Negotiate Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4925&SEO=dominican-republic-and-cuba-negotiate-trade-agreement Santo Domingo, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Carlos de la Nuez, reported today that the two countries have begun negotiations for the signing of a partial scope trade agreement. Cuban Parliamentary Delegation Visits Luxembourg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4922&SEO=cuban-parliamentary-delegation-visits-luxembourg Brussels, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation led by the vice-president of the National Assembly of the People''s Power, Ana Maria Mari Machado, has visited the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and met with senior parliamentary and government authorities, diplomatic sources report. US Blockade Hinders Cuba's Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4921&SEO=us-blockade-hinders-cubas-development United Nations, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade has been affecting Cuba''s development in all sectors, the island''s permanent representative to the UN, Rodolfo Reyes, claimed today. US Blockade Affects Cuban Mining Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4909&SEO=us-blockade-affects-cuban-mining-production 20 de octubre de 2016, 17:52 Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Imports of raw materials for the production of salt and gold in Cuba get more expensive every year, by increased freight rates up to 30 percent, due to the blockade of the United States, it was reported today. Turkey Blocks Funds Bound for Cuba Naming US Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4885&SEO=turkey-blocks-funds-bound-for-cuba-naming-us-law Ankara, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The banking system in Turkey, using US laws as pretext, has prohibited the Cuban Embassy from carrying out a transfer to Cuba, according to a complaint filed today by the Cuban diplomatic mission. ECLAC and ILO Highlight Effects of Labor Market's Slowdown http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4877&SEO=eclac-and-ilo-highlight-effects-of-labor-markets-slowdown Santiago, Chile, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The economic slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean caused a considerable increase in the unemployment rate and the general deterioration of its indicators, according to a joint study by ECLAC and ILO. Correa: Ecuador Leads Poverty Reduction in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4864&SEO=correa-ecuador-leads-poverty-reduction-in-latin-america Quito, Oct 19 (PL) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, said today that his country is a global leader in reducing the gap between rich and poor people. Japanese Ambassador Predicts More Japanese Tourists in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4857&SEO=japanese-ambassador-predicts-more-japanese-tourists-in-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese ambassador to Cuba, Masaru Watanabe, has predicted an increase in Japanese tourists visiting Cuba and highlighted that Japanese tourism to Cuba rose by 80 percent in 2015. Cuban Minister Highlights Importance of FIHAV in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4854&SEO=cuban-minister-highlights-importance-of-fihav-in-havana Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, in his Tuesday press conference, has stated that the 34th International Havana Fair (FIHAV) will show worldwide trust in the Cuban market. President Nicolás Maduro to Tour Oil Producing Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4846&SEO=president-nicolas-maduro-to-tour-oil-producing-countries Caracas,Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced today he will travel to the main oil-producing countries to boost consensus in order to stabilize crude prices in the world market. Crimea Warns Of Serious Deterioration in Int'l Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4844&SEO=crimea-warns-of-serious-deterioration-in-intl-relations Por Antonio Rondon, Special EnvoySimferopol, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The crisis of international relations included this time a reduction in the limit to use nuclear weapons in the world, Georgui Muradov, vice president of the government of the Republic of Crimea, said today. Russian Parliament Rejects US Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4843&SEO=russian-parliament-rejects-us-blockade-on-cuba Moscow, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The State Duma (Russia''s lower house of parliament) approved today a resolution rejecting the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba. Debt Recovery Would Solve Financial Crisis in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4813&SEO=debt-recovery-would-solve-financial-crisis-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) President Salvador Sánchez Cerén called on State financial institutions to recover debt from over 11 thousand tax contributors who owe more than 560 million dollars to public coffers. 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. International Experts Attend Global Forum on Quality in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4804&SEO=international-experts-attend-global-forum-on-quality-in-cuba Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Some 600 specialists from 16 countries, including Cuba, are participating in the First International Convention on Quality, starting today at the Conference Center in Havana, Nancy Fernandez, president of the Organizing Committee, said. Cuba Celebrates Cuisine Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4803&SEO=cuba-celebrates-cuisine-day Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating Cuisine Day today, which was instituted in 1984 when a representation of the island received the Gold Medal for their efforts in the Culinary Olympics held at the time in Frankfurt, West Germany. Poverty in Bolivia Decreases 20 Percent in Last Decade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4798&SEO=poverty-in-bolivia-decreases-20-percent-in-last-decade 18 de octubre de 2016, 08:19 La Paz, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) About 20 percent of the Bolivian population got out of poverty in the last decade, coinciding with the government of President Evo Morales, data from National Institute of Statistics (INE) states today. China Makes Considerable Investment Increase in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4792&SEO=china-makes-considerable-investment-increase-in-germany Beijing, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese investment in Germany amounted to 10.8 million dollars in the first half of the year, an increase of almost twice the volume recorded in the past decade, highlighted today the Ministry of Trade. Austrian Airlines to Start Direct Flights to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4753&SEO=austrian-airlines-to-start-direct-flights-to-havana Havana, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Airlines will begin direct flights to Havana as of October 25th, the Cuban embassy in Vienna announced today. India, Russia Strengthen Commercial, Defense Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4711&SEO=india-russia-strengthen-commercial-defense-ties Panaji, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) India and Russia signed today 16 agreements and memorandums of understanding in defense, energy, investments, education, space exploration, transportation and trade. Uruguayan President Urges Integrated Development in Summit China-LAC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4678&SEO=uruguayan-president-urges-integrated-development-in-summit-china-lac Beijing, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The president of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, urged today for integrated development at the inauguration of the 10th Business Summit China-Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), held at the city of Tangshan, northern province of Hebei in China. Bolivia Will Grow 4.7 Percent this Year, Says Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4599&SEO=bolivia-will-grow-4.7-percent-this-year-says-minister La Paz, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia expects economic growth of 4.7 percent this year, which will remain as the South American country with better results, said the head of the sector Luis Arce. Cuba Increases Use of Technology in Tobacco Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4564&SEO=cuba-increases-use-of-technology-in-tobacco-campaign Havana, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Tabacuba Business Group reported today that the application of six types of technologies in the 2016-2017 campaign such as drip irrigation and low-pressure spraying have been increasing. OPEC Must Reduce Oil Production to Balance Market, Says IEA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4500&SEO=opec-must-reduce-oil-production-to-balance-market-says-iea Paris, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The oil market might improve its balance if the member countries of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) respect the commitment to producing some 700,000 barrels a day, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.