Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina 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. IMF Promises to Foster World Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4470&SEO=imf-promises-to-foster-world-trade Washington, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Main Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) promised to boost global trade and resist all forms of protectionism. Bolivian Oil Company Prioritizes Investments in Santa Cruz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4426&SEO=bolivian-oil-company-prioritizes-investments-in-santa-cruz La Paz, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Fiscals State Oilfield (YPFB) delivered, in September, in the department of Santa Cruz, projects related to the energy sector, worth $ 321 million, company data confirms today. Forecast of Economic Growth Drops in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4377&SEO=forecast-of-economic-growth-drops-in-panama Panama, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reduced previous forecast of growth for the Panamanian economy this year after reviewing world and regional performance, it was reported today. UNESCO Warns of Global Need for Teachers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4346&SEO=unesco-warns-of-global-need-for-teachers Paris, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Some 69 million new teachers will be needed to cover the primary and secondary education in the world until 2030, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today. Brazilian Senate Debates Handing Over Pre-Salt Layer to Foreign Firms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4289&SEO=brazilian-senate-debates-handing-over-pre-salt-layer-to-foreign-firms Brasilia, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The House of Deputies of Brazil will continue on Tuesday the debate to reduce the participation of the state-owned company Petrobras in the exploitation of the so-called pre-salt layer, whose reserves are estimated at 176 billion barrels of oil. Bank Workers Strike in Brazil About to Mark One Month http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4260&SEO=bank-workers-strike-in-brazil-about-to-mark-one-month Brasilia, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Meetings scheduled for today will debate actions to follow by bank workers on strike after almost one month of having started on September 6, demanding a salary readjustment. Saudi Kingdom Applies Gregorian Calendar for Public Sector Payment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4254&SEO=saudi-kingdom-applies-gregorian-calendar-for-public-sector-payment Riyadh, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia began to apply the Gregorian calendar to pay salaries and bonuses for government workers, a decision that leaves the Islamic calendar forced by the need for new austerity measures, local media reported today. Bolivia: Over 600 Exhibitors to Attend La Paz International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4217&SEO=bolivia-over-600-exhibitors-to-attend-la-paz-international-fair La Paz, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Some 600 exhibitors from 10 countries will participate in the 15th International Fair of La Paz (Fipaz) to be held from October 5th to 16th in this city, said today the organizing committee. Syria Allocates 65 Billion Dollars to Revitalize Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4183&SEO=syria-allocates-65-billion-dollars-to-revitalize-economy Damascus, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The Higher Council for Economic Planning and Social Syria proposed as priorities for 2017 a figure of 64 thousand 600 million pounds, about 65 million dollars to revitalize the industry and agriculture. Growth Picking Up in China Predicted in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4143&SEO=growth-picking-up-in-china-predicted-in-2016 Beijing, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) China could reach a 6.6 percent economic growth given the performance showed in the first half of the year, more than expected, said the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Bolivia and France to Host Colloquium on Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4107&SEO=bolivia-and-france-to-host-colloquium-on-tourism La Paz, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Bolivia and France will organize the First International Colloquium on Tourism and Sustainable Development, which will take place from September 29 to 30, reported today daily Cambio. Cuba Celebrates World Tourism Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4076&SEO=cuba-celebrates-world-tourism-day Havana, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating today the World Tourism Day with a renewed travel industry and the attention from the five continents to the peculiarities of this archipelago. Italian Airlines and Cruise Ships to Diversify Operations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4055&SEO=italian-airlines-and-cruise-ships-to-diversify-operations-in-cuba Rome, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Given the increase in tourism in Cuba, Italian airlines and cruise ships will diversify operations to the island for the upcoming winter and summer seasons. Bolivia's External Debt is Only 19 percent of GDP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4035&SEO=bolivias-external-debt-is-only-19-percent-of-gdp La Paz, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) At the end of last July the balance of the Bolivian public debt medium- and long-term reached six thousand 811 million dollars, which represents only 19 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP ). China Works to Complete Golden Decade in Relations with Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4019&SEO=china-works-to-complete-golden-decade-in-relations-with-canada Beijing, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Calling to a new golden decade in the China-Canada relations, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang concludes today his official visit to this North American country. Cuban and Costa Rican Comptrollers Sign Memorandum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3990&SEO=cuban-and-costa-rican-comptrollers-sign-memorandum Havana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The General Comptrollers of Cuba and Costa Rica signed a memorandum of understanding for reviewing each others'' work, Granma newspaper reported today. Cuba Sees French Tourist Market as Promising http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3984&SEO=cuba-sees-french-tourist-market-as-promising By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Paris, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is being widely represented at the 38th editionTop Resa Salon, the top tourism expo in France. Chinese Investment Increases in Countries Along the Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3948&SEO=chinese-investment-increases-in-countries-along-the-silk-road Beijing, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese investment in the countries along the Economic Belt and the Silk Road remarkably increased by 38.6 percent, according to figures published today by the Ministry of Commerce. Bolivia Considered as the Crown Jewel of Economy in South America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3904&SEO=bolivia-considered-as-the-crown-jewel-of-economy-in-south-america La Paz, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, said that Bolivia is today the continent''s crown regarding economic issues. The Hotel Nacional Considered the Best in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3878&SEO=the-hotel-nacional-considered-the-best-in-cuba Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The 26th edition of the World Travel Awards has placed Cuba''s Hotel Nacional as the best hotel on the island, it was officially reported today. Port of Melbourne to be Privatized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3832&SEO=port-of-melbourne-to-be-privatized Sídney, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Government will privatize the port of Melbourne handing it to a consortium led by an Australian company and Chinese capitals, they informed today officially. Uruguayan Social Organizations Condemn U.S. Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3802&SEO=uruguayan-social-organizations-condemn-u.s.-blockade-of-cuba Montevideo, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Social organizations in Uruguay demanded here an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by successive U.S. administrations on Cuba for more than 50 years. Vietnam and China Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3794&SEO=vietnam-and-china-strengthen-ties Hanoi, Sept 17 (Prensa Latina) The week concluding today has become part of the history of the ties between Vietnam and China, a stage of a renewed boost to develop bilateral ties, favored by the visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to China. British Experts Concerned by Economic Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3761&SEO=british-experts-concerned-by-economic-situation 16 de septiembre de 2016, 11:20 London, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Most specialized media of European economic news today show concern for the future of Europe and the UK decision to leave the block of the old continent. Temporal Closure of the Mexican Capital's International Airport http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3715&SEO=temporal-closure-of-the-mexican-capitals-international-airport México, Sep 15 sep (PL) The International Airport Benito Juárez of the city of Mexico will shut down operations on September 16 from 10:00 AM to 14:00 local time, as was announced here. Mexico City International Airport Closes Temporarily http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3714&SEO=mexico-city-international-airport-closes-temporarily Mexico, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City will close operations on September 16th between 10:00 and 14:00 hours local time, it was announced today. The main air terminal of this country will suspend the landing and takeoff of aircrafts during this period. Corporations Make more Money than most Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3672&SEO=corporations-make-more-money-than-most-countries Ottawa, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The 10 largest corporations in the world today earn more money than most nations combined, according to an analysis of Global Justice Now (GJN). Macri: Inversins at Any Cost in Agentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3642&SEO=macri-inversins-at-any-cost-in-agentina Buenos Aires, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) President Mauricio Macri inaugurates today the Argentina''s Investment and Business Forum, hoping to motivate domestic and foreign businessmen to inject needed capital into the country. Germany Worried Over the Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3560&SEO=germany-worried-over-the-brexit Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) German Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schauble, showed today before reporters his worry over the economic recharges that can result from the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). Cuba and France Agree to Explore Investments in Camping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3521&SEO=cuba-and-france-agree-to-explore-investments-in-camping Paris, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and France signed today an agreement to identify possible areas of investment in camping development of high-standard, as part of the business space Collectivities, in which the island is guest of honor, as part of L''Humanité Festival. Flowers in Cuban Keys Increase Honey Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3463&SEO=flowers-in-cuban-keys-increase-honey-production 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:43 Ciego de Ávila, Cuba, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Placing beehives in the keys north of this city is a strategy carried out by apiculturists to increase honey production, important export ítem for the Cuban economy. Asean Summit Calls on to Reduce Development Gap http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3391&SEO=asean-summit-calls-on-to-reduce-development-gap Vientiane, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The President of Laos, Bounnhang Vorachit, called here today the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders to work to boost even more a sustainable highly integrated economy and reduce the gap in the development of the 10 member states. Polemic Regarding Nomination of ex Spanish Minister to World Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3359&SEO=polemic-regarding-nomination-of-ex-spanish-minister-to-world-bank 05 de septiembre de 2016, 11:11 Madrid,Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) A strong controversy arose today by nomination of former Spanish Minister Jose Manuel Soria to a high post in the World Bank (WB), who resigned last April when he was involved in the scandal known as the Papers of Panama. G-20 Summit Opened in China, for a Better World Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3335&SEO=g-20-summit-opened-in-china-for-a-better-world-economy Beijing, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Summit of the Group of 20 (G-20), led by China, was opened today in this country seeking to establish the guidelines to conduct the weakened global economy, faced with various risks and challenges, to a healthy growth. China, About to Play its Role to Vigorize World Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3279&SEO=china-about-to-play-its-role-to-vigorize-world-economy 02 de septiembre de 2016, 11:31 By Damy Vales Apple Dismisses Impact Because of Litigation with Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3212&SEO=apple-dismisses-impact-because-of-litigation-with-europe 01 de septiembre de 2016, 00:02 Washington, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The US company Apple ruled out that the litigation with the European Union in retalation with tax benefits will affect their short-term financial results. European Commissioner Puts Brexit in Doubt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3125&SEO=european-commissioner-puts-brexit-in-doubt 30 de agosto de 2016, 10:24 Berlín, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) European Commissioner for the Economy and the Digital Society, German Günther Oettinger, put in doubt today the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). Previous Meetings to G20 Summit in China Described as Successful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3071&SEO=previous-meetings-to-g20-summit-in-china-described-as-successful By Damy Vales Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) High-ranking Chinese officials described today as fruitful the consultations held on financial and monetary policies previous to the 11th Summit of the G20 Group (G20) to kick off in China on September 4 and 5. Mandate of Secretary General of UNASUR to Conclude in January, 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3044&SEO=mandate-of-secretary-general-of-unasur-to-conclude-in-january-2017 28 de agosto de 2016, 00:02 Quito, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ernesto Samper, who has already served two years in office, announced today that will conclude his mandate by the end of January, 2017. President Obama Demands Congress Priiority in Debate on Zika Virus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3039&SEO=president-obama-demands-congress-priiority-in-debate-on-zika-virus 27 de agosto de 2016, 11:23 Washington, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) US President Brarack Obama asked today that the debate of financing a campaign to fight against the Zika Virus, must be a priority of the US Congress when the current break finishes. Parliamentarians Meeting Against Hunger Concludes in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2967&SEO=parliamentarians-meeting-against-hunger-concludes-in-costa-rica 26 de agosto de 2016, 00:02 San Jose, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Parliamentary Front against Hunger (FPH), whose members are Mexico, Colombia, Central America and the Dominican Republic concluded here today with the definition of a common agenda to ensure the right to adequate food. Summit G20 in China: For a Better Global Governance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2942&SEO=summit-g20-in-china-for-a-better-global-governance 25 de agosto de 2016, 11:22 By Damy Vales Panamanian Gov't Denies to U.S. Risk of Money Laundering http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2879&SEO=panamanian-govt-denies-to-u.s.-risk-of-money-laundering 24 de agosto de 2016, 09:28 Panama, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Panama rejected today the remarks of the Department of Financial Services of New York (NYDES), of the United States, as a high-risk jurisdiction for money laundering. UAE Offers Egypt One-Billion-Dollar Deposit for Six Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2839&SEO=uae-offers-egypt-one-billion-dollar-deposit-for-six-years 23 de agosto de 2016, 10:11 Abu Dhabi, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) offered Egypt a one-billion-dollar deposit in the Central Bank for six years, authorized sources confirmed on Tuesday. China Domestic Tourism Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2798&SEO=china-domestic-tourism-increases Beijing Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Academy of Tourism reports that the number of domestic tourists increased in 2015 and more than 3,500,000,000 trips were recorded inside the country. IMF Suggests Serious Impact of Population Ageing on Eurozone http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2739&SEO=imf-suggests-serious-impact-of-population-ageing-on-eurozone Brussels, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The ageing of workforce in the Eurozone will curb the growth of production in the coming years, something that joins the high levels of unemployment and debt, said IMF today. Bolivia Awaits Brazil's Decision to Join Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2697&SEO=bolivia-awaits-brazils-decision-to-join-mercosur 19 de agosto de 2016, 09:16 La Paz, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The government of Bolivia awaits the approval of the Congress of Brazil to the protocol of accession of this nation the Southern Common Market (Mercosur, in Spanish). Spanish Progressive Parties Agree to Talk About Future Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2678&SEO=spanish-progressive-parties-agree-to-talk-about-future-government 18 de agosto de 2016, 12:09 Madrid, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesisa, announced today the possibility of exploring the formation of a government with PSOE if the president of the conservative Popular Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy, fails in his investiture. Malaysian Tanker Carrying 900,000 Litres of Diesel Not Hijacked http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2646&SEO=malaysian-tanker-carrying-900000-litres-of-diesel-not-hijacked Kuala Lumpur, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) An oil tanker carrying 900,000 litres of diesel, believed hijacked in Malaysia, has been taken back to Indonesia by its crew following a commercial dispute,it was reported bty the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. Ecuador Government Seeks to Expand the Use of Electronic Money http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2585&SEO=ecuador-government-seeks-to-expand-the-use-of-electronic-money 16 de agosto de 2016, 08:42 Quito, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador government institutions held today a meeting between programmers with the aim of promoting the development of free software to expand the use of electronic money as a means of payment. Industrial and Manufacturing Production Fall in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2334&SEO=industrial-and-manufacturing-production-fall-in-france 10 de agosto de 2016, 09:44 Paris, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Industrial production in France fell 0.8 percent in June and continued the downward trend recorded in May, with a 0.5 percent fall, the National Institute of Statistics reported today. China to Crack Down on Illegal Rare Earth Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2260&SEO=china-to-crack-down-on-illegal-rare-earth-mining 08 de agosto de 2016, 12:15Beijing Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) China, the largest producer and exporter of rare earth materials, will continue to crack down on illegal mining, processing and sales of the elements to overhaul the industry, an official said today. China Helps Ethiopia and Djibouti with New Railroad Line http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2176&SEO=china-helps-ethiopia-and-djibouti-with-new-railroad-line 05 de agosto de 2016, 11:47Yibuti, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese rail builders are helping to build and operate a rail project linking Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa with Djibouti''s capital according to national TV.