Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Floods and Landslides in Sri Lanka Leave over 100 Deaths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13441&SEO=floods-and-landslides-in-sri-lanka-leave-over-100-deaths 27 de mayo de 2017, 11:40Colombo, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Over 100 people have passed away in southwestern Sri Lanka due to flooding and landslides caused by heavy rainfall in recent days, the National Emergency Response Center reported. Cuban Vice President Arrived in Bolivian City of Santa Cruz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13440&SEO=cuban-vice-president-arrived-in-bolivian-city-of-santa-cruz 27 de mayo de 2017, 11:39Santa Cruz, Bolivia, May 27 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel has arrived in this city as part of an official visit to Bolivia, where he will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara´s death in combat. UN Concerns over Civilians in IS-Controlled Mosul Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13439&SEO=un-concerns-over-civilians-in-is-controlled-mosul-areas United Nations, May 27 (Prensa Latina) UN Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O''Brien, has today expressed his concern over the lives of tens of thousands of civilians remaining in IS-controlled Mosul areas. Birthrate Decreases in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13438&SEO=birthrate-decreases-in-cuba Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The birth rate in Cuba declined by 8,192 births from 2015 to 2016, with a total of 116,872 cases last year, according to data from the Statistical Yearbook for Health released today by local press. MORENA Strengthens After LP Candidates Declines in Mexican Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13437&SEO=morena-strengthens-after-lp-candidates-declines-in-mexican-elections Mexico, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The aspirations of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) have today strengthened following the declines of Labor Party (PT) candidates in the states of Mexico and Coahuila. Latin America, Caribbean Week Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13436&SEO=latin-america-caribbean-week-begins-in-france Paris, May 27 (Prensa Latina) With more than 200 activities on the agenda, the Latin American and Caribbean Week begins today in France aimed at strengthening ties between that region and France. Philippine Army Launches New Air Raid Against Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13435&SEO=philippine-army-launches-new-air-raid-against-terrorists 27 de mayo de 2017, 10:16Manila, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Army has launched a new air raid against Maute terrorist group in the south of the country, after several days of fighting to regain control of the city of Marawi. Vassily Ivanchuk Defends Title in Capablanca-2017 Chess Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13434&SEO=vassily-ivanchuk-defends-title-in-capablanca-2017-chess-tournament Varadero, Cuba, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian Grand Master (GM) Vassily Ivanchuk starts today defending the title of the Jose Raul Capablanca Inmemoriam International Chess Tournament, that will end on next June 6. Lucia Cuban Film Showed at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13433&SEO=lucia-cuban-film-showed-at-the-2017-cannes-film-festival Paris, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Lucia film, considered as a jewel of Cuban cinema, will be showed today at the prestigious 2017 Cannes Film Festival, one of the most important events of its kind in the world. President Putin Welcomes 17th Congress of Russian Communists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13432&SEO=president-putin-welcomes-17th-congress-of-russian-communists Moscow, May 27 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the 17th Congress of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (PCFR), held today with the attendance of 340 delegates and foreign guests. Cuban President Welcomes his Counterpart from SADR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13431&SEO=cuban-president-welcomes-his-counterpart-from-sadr Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President, Raul Castro, has welcomed his counterpart from the Sahrawi Democratic Arab Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, on an official visit to the Caribbean nation. G-7 Summit In Its Secong and Last day in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13430&SEO=g-7-summit-in-its-secong-and-last-day-in-italy Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 summit arrives today at its second and last day, in the town of Taormina, during which it will debate on climate change, a topic of confrontation between the United States and its allies. FELAP, 41 Years Without Losing its Historical Principles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13429&SEO=felap-41-years-without-losing-its-historical-principles By Maylin Vidal Philippines Expects Broad Participation in Tourism Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13427&SEO=philippines-expects-broad-participation-in-tourism-conference 27 de mayo de 2017, 06:00Manila, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Officials from 156 countries will attend the 6th Conference on Tourism Statistics of the World Trade Organization (WTO), which will host the Philippines next month, host countries reported today. More than 800 Soldiers in Turkey Affected by Unknown Infection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13426&SEO=more-than-800-soldiers-in-turkey-affected-by-unknown-infection 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:26Ankara, May 27 (Prensa Latina) A dead soldier and 828 hospitalized, is the current remnant of an unidentified infection, detected in a garrison in the province of Manisa, west of Turkey, reported the local Public Health Ministry Friday. Panama and Costa Rica Lead CentAm Tourism towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13425&SEO=panama-and-costa-rica-lead-centam-tourism-towards-cuba 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:24Panama, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 200,000 tourists coming from Central America are traveling to Cuba every year, and Panama and Costa Rica are the countries with a greatest representation, said here Cuban Tourism Ministry official Pablo Vazquez. UN Reports 1,530 Migrants Died Trying to Reach Europe this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13424&SEO=un-reports-1530-migrants-died-trying-to-reach-europe-this-year 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:22United Nations, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) has reported that 1,530 migrants and refugees have died this year trying to reach Europe. Kenyan Opponent Calls One Million People to March http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13423&SEO=kenyan-opponent-calls-one-million-people-to-march 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:20Nairobi, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The opposition candidate for the upcoming Kenyan presidential elections, Raila Odinga, has called one million people to march on Sunday in support of his candidature. Santiago's Heritage Curator Office: Twenty Years After http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13422&SEO=santiagos-heritage-curator-office-twenty-years-after 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:18Santiago de Cuba, May 27 (Prensa Latina) After 20 years the Heritage Curator Office of Santiago de Cuba faces the revitalization of a city with more than 500 years old, a historical patrimony and a cultural history that is referential. Cuba to Participate in IAEA Technical Cooperation Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13421&SEO=cuba-to-participate-in-iaea-technical-cooperation-conference 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:16Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation will participate in the International Conference on the Technical Cooperation Program of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to be held in Vienna, Austria. G-7 Summit Opens Without Consensus on Key Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13420&SEO=g-7-summit-opens-without-consensus-on-key-issues 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The heads of state or government of the G-7 countries began their forty-third summit today in the Sicilian town of Taormina, with no sight consensus on key issues. Cuba to Honor Blood Donors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13419&SEO=cuba-to-honor-blood-donors 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:05Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) A day to honor voluntary blood donors will be held in this island from June 6th to 14th, Granma newspaper reported today. Perez Esquivel Calls for Resistance in 12th Felap Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13418&SEO=perez-esquivel-calls-for-resistance-in-12th-felap-congress 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:50Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Peace prizewinner from Argentina Adolfo Perez Esquivel urged today all specialists attending the 12th Congress of the Latin American Federation of Journalists (Felap) not to lose capacity for resistance to continue the struggle. Five Honduran Districts on Alert for Flood Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13417&SEO=five-honduran-districts-on-alert-for-flood-risk 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:49Tegucigalpa, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Honduran authorities have today declared a green (preventive) alert for five districts in view of flooding risk due to the pouring rain expected for the next few hours. Recognized in Cuba Oscar Lopez Resistance in Puerto Rican Cause http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13416&SEO=recognized-in-cuba-oscar-lopez-resistance-in-puerto-rican-cause 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:35Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Oscar López symbolizes resistance to a powerful enemy: United States, the head of the Puerto Rican Mission in Cuba, Edwin González, stated here during a panel on the life of the independence fighter. Last Terrorist Site in Aleppo Province Surrounded by Syrian Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13415&SEO=last-terrorist-site-in-aleppo-province-surrounded-by-syrian-army 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:34Damascus, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian Army are located some three kilometers away from the community of Maskanah, the last site of the Islamic State (IS), in the southeastern province of Aleppo, said today military sources. Stamps for 180 Years of Gran Teatro de La Habana Issued in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13414&SEO=stamps-for-180-years-of-gran-teatro-de-la-habana-issued-in-cuba 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:33Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) For the celebration of the 180th anniversary of the theater Gran Teatro de La Habana, the Cuban Ministry of Communication issued today a stamp collection made official by Cuban Prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso. US Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Law to Trade with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13413&SEO=us-bipartisan-coalition-introduces-law-to-trade-with-cuba 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:10Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) A bipartisan coalition introduced in the United States Senate the Freedom to Export to Cuba Act 2017, which would eliminate the current laws restricting the U.S. citizens interesting in negotiating with the island. Cuban, Bolivian Govts. Strengthen Ties of Brotherhood http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13412&SEO=cuban-bolivian-govts.-strengthen-ties-of-brotherhood 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:39La Paz, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and Cuba''s First Vice-President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, agreed today to strengthen ties between the two countries to face the right-wing attack in Latin America. Cuban Ambassador to Caracas Highlights Fidel Castro's Historic Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13411&SEO=cuban-ambassador-to-caracas-highlights-fidel-castros-historic-legacy 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:37Caracas, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro continues giving us energy for the upcoming battles, stated today the Cuban ambassador to Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, at the opening of the 4th International Congress of African, American and Caribbean Winsdom. Honduras: Millions of Citizens to Vote in General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13410&SEO=honduras-millions-of-citizens-to-vote-in-general-elections 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:29Tegucigalpa, May 26 (Prensa Latina) At least 6.2 million Hondurans will be able to take part in the general elections to take place nest November 26, official sources ratified here Friday. UN Creates Conditions for Mass Exodus from Western Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13409&SEO=un-creates-conditions-for-mass-exodus-from-western-mosul 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:27United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)has stated that aid agencies are currently gearing up for dealing with a mass exodus from the western Mosul. Cuba and Bolivia Reiterate Willingness to Increase Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13408&SEO=cuba-and-bolivia-reiterate-willingness-to-increase-cooperation 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:26La Paz, May 26 (Prensa Latina) First Deputy President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated today his country´s willingness to increase economic and business collaboration with Bolivia, following a meeting with his Bolivian counterpart Alvaro Garcia Linera. Moving Tribute to Fidel Castro in FELAP Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13407&SEO=moving-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-felap-congress 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:58Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Applause and cheers for the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, during the opening ceremony of the 12th Congress of the Federation of Latin American Journalists (FELAP), with the attendance of delegates from all over the region. UN Calls on Israel to Solve Palestinian Prisoner Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13406&SEO=un-calls-on-israel-to-solve-palestinian-prisoner-crisis 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:23United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov urged Israel today to resolve the crisis created by the hunger strike of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for almost two months. DPRK Condemns New South Korean Military Provocation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13405&SEO=dprk-condemns-new-south-korean-military-provocation 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:21Pyongyang, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has today condemned new South Korean military provocations in the area of the Military Demarcation Line (MDL). Mexico Must prepare for Water Crisis, Experts Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13404&SEO=mexico-must-prepare-for-water-crisis-experts-warns 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:20Mexico, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexico must prepare itself from today for a water crisis that could appear between 2020 and 2035, researchers warned here. First Tests in Cuban Power Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13403&SEO=first-tests-in-cuban-power-plant 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:08Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 26 (PL) The first tests carried out at the power plant of Cayo Romano, island on the central northern coast of Cuba, were evaluated as satisfactory at start-up and first technological adjustments. PAHO Alerts on Transmission of AIDS and Syphilis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13402&SEO=paho-alerts-on-transmission-of-aids-and-syphilis 26 de mayo de 2017, 14:59Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has alerted in a report that the progress towards the elimination of vertical transmission of AIDS and syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean got decelerated. Work of Russian Enterprises in Ukraine Threatened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13400&SEO=work-of-russian-enterprises-in-ukraine-threatened Kiev, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian ultra-rightwing-nationalist elements threatened to obstruct as much as they can the work of Russian enterprises in Ukraine, if the prisoners coming from ultra-nationalist organizations and now in prison, in the rebel region of Donbass, are not released. Peace Agreement Favors Colombia Economic Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13399&SEO=peace-agreement-favors-colombia-economic-situation Bogota, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The peace agreement between the government and the FARC-EP, which ended the long internal conflict, will favor Colombia''s economic growth by 2.2 percent, confirmed OECD in a report highlighted today by the National media. Pablo Zabaleta Signs for West Ham After Leaving Manchester City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13398&SEO=pablo-zabaleta-signs-for-west-ham-after-leaving-manchester-city London,May 26 (Prensa Latina)Pablo Zabaleta signs for West Ham after leaving Manchester City. UN Concern About Civilian Casualties of Anti-terror Bombings in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13397&SEO=un-concern-about-civilian-casualties-of-anti-terror-bombings-in-syria United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein today expressed concern over the impact on the Syrian civilian population of the bombings against positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. Philippines Confirms ISIS Presence in Mindanao http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13396&SEO=philippines-confirms-isis-presence-in-mindanao Manila, May 26 (Prensa Latina) ''We will overcome, we will win,'' Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told soldiers today in Iligan City, referring to the war against local terror groups in the country. AFA Reach Agreement with Sevilla Over Jorge Sampaoli http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13395&SEO=afa-reach-agreement-with-sevilla-over-jorge-sampaoli Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentina''s Football Association has agreed to pay Jorge SAMPAOLI''S release clause, reaching an agreement that will allow the Sevilla coach to take over as the national team coach of his homeland. WHO Gives Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent the Public Health Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13394&SEO=who-gives-cuban-henry-reeve-contingent-the-public-health-award Geneva, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) presented today the Public Health award in the memory of Dr. Lee Jong-wook to the Cuban medical contingent, Henry Reeve, for its work in facing natural disasters and serious epidemics. Syrian Army Destroys Islamic State Convoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13393&SEO=syrian-army-destroys-islamic-state-convoy Damascus, May 26 (Prensa Latina) In less than 48 hours, the Syrian Army and allied forces destroyed a convoy of the Islamic State, Daesh for its acronym in Arabic, and Chile: The Truth About Pablo Neruda's Death Is Near http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13392&SEO=chile-the-truth-about-pablo-nerudas-death-is-near Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The truth about the cause of death of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda seems to be imminent, after international scientific tests were made, an idea that seduces the family of the Nobel Literature Prize winner. Cultural Exchange Between Cuba and Japan is Basis for Good Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13391&SEO=cultural-exchange-between-cuba-and-japan-is-basis-for-good-relations Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Japanese cultural values in Cuba has been the basis for good relations with the Asian nation, Japanese ambassador to the island, Masaru Watanabe, said. Former President Rafael Correa Condition Improving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13390&SEO=former-president-rafael-correa-condition-improving Quito, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Former president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, hospitalized in this capital due to pneumonia'', has shown a favorable evolution, according to reports from the medical team in charge of him. International Symposium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13388&SEO=international-symposium-on-cultural-diversity-in-the-caribbean-ends Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Lectures and concerts are closing today the 6th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean, celebrated in this capital since Monday, May 22th, under the motto ‘Memory and border conflicts''. Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, an Example of Unprecedented Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13387&SEO=henry-reeve-medical-brigade-an-example-of-unprecedented-solidarity By Nicholas Valdes Cuba Exposes in Mexico Experiences to Face Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13386&SEO=cuba-exposes-in-mexico-experiences-to-face-natural-disasters By Orlando Oramas Leon Venezuela Denounces Use of Children in Violent Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13385&SEO=venezuela-denounces-use-of-children-in-violent-protests Caracas, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela denounced at the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF), the use of children and adolescents in the actions of hatred and violence carried out by extreme right-wing opposition groups for more than 50 days. U.S. Senators Reintroduce Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13384&SEO=u.s.-senators-reintroduce-freedom-to-travel-to-cuba-act Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Two U.S. lawmakers, Jeff Flake (Republican) and Patric Leahy (Democrat), lead the bipartisan group of 54 senators who reintroduced the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act in the Senate. China Condemns US Warship Incursion on South Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13383&SEO=china-condemns-us-warship-incursion-on-south-sea Beijing, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today expressed a strong protest against a US warship that passed near the Mischief Reef in the South China Sea. More than 50 US Senators Reintroduce Travel Law to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13382&SEO=more-than-50-us-senators-reintroduce-travel-law-to-cuba Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) has applauded the reintroduction in the U.S. Senate of the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, an initiative supported by 54 legislators. Cuban Artists to Pay Tribute to The Beatles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13381&SEO=cuban-artists-to-pay-tribute-to-the-beatles Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) With a concert next Thursday, Cuban artists will pay tribute to legendary British band The Beatles on the 50th anniversary of the recording of the LP Sgt. Pepper''s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered one of the best and mostly sold in history. Holland America Line Cruise Company Authorized to Sail to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13380&SEO=holland-america-line-cruise-company-authorized-to-sail-to-cuba Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Holland America Line cruise company, based in Seattle, Washington, is joining the growing list of cruise lines offering voyages from the USA to Cuba. Ancient Peruvian Civilization More Complex than Previously Thought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13379&SEO=ancient-peruvian-civilization-more-complex-than-previously-thought Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) A civilization that flourished in Peru 15,000 years ago was much more advanced than originally thought and had complex social networks with bureaucracy and religion, the Florida Atlantic University reported today. Artists from Spanish Film Industry to Present Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13378&SEO=artists-from-spanish-film-industry-to-present-festival-in-cuba Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Outstanding artists of the Spanish film industry will visit Cuba to present feature films in the 2017 Spanish Film Festival in Havana, said today the Cuban Film Library. Cuban Singer Liuba Maria Hevia To Perform Vidas Paralelas in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13377&SEO=cuban-singer-liuba-maria-hevia-to-perform-vidas-paralelas-in-colombia Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer-songwriter Liuba María Hevia will offer a concert in the Colombian city of Medellín on June 2, in which she will play several songs from her album Vidas paralelas, she confirmed today through social networks. Cuba: Parliamentarians Call for Increased Prevention on Roads http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13376&SEO=cuba-parliamentarians-call-for-increased-prevention-on-roads Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians called today for increased prevention seeking to avoid traffic accidents, which lead to a high death toll, as well as injured people and damages in Cuba. Cuban First Deputy President Reiterates Friendship with Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13375&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-president-reiterates-friendship-with-bolivia La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) First deputy president of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated here today the willingness of his country to keep working in various key sectors of the process of changes in Bolivia, as a sign of friendship and fraternity amid the two nations. Cuba Recalls the Massacre of the Independents of Color http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13374&SEO=cuba-recalls-the-massacre-of-the-independents-of-color Santiago de Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Historians and social scientists have today commemorated in this city the 105th anniversary of the armed uprising of the Independents of Color, an event that is included in the Cuban campaigns against. US Court Keeps Trump's Travel Ban on Hold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13373&SEO=us-court-keeps-trumps-travel-ban-on-hold Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Circuit of the Appeal Court ruled today that the executive order by President Donald Trump that seeks to ban travels from Muslim-majority countries to the United States should be on hold. NATO to Join the US-led coalition in Iraq and Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13372&SEO=nato-to-join-the-us-led-coalition-in-iraq-and-syria Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The heads of state and government from the 28 nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have today approved the NATO''s accession to the US-led coalition operating in Syria and Iraq. At Least 10 People still in Serious Condition after Manchest Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13371&SEO=at-least-10-people-still-in-serious-condition-after-manchest-attack London, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Sanitary authorities of the British city of Manchester said Thursday that 5 adults and 5 minors are still in critical condition after the terrorist attack that left 22 dead and more than 100 injured last Monday. Cuba Confirms its Fraternity with Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13370&SEO=cuba-confirms-its-fraternity-with-ecuador Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Following the Cuban official visit to Ecuador, described as emotional, the Cuba´s first vice president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has confirmed that both nations are joined by ties of friendship and brotherhood. Congolese Ambassador in Cuba Calls for Boosting Development in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13369&SEO=congolese-ambassador-in-cuba-calls-for-boosting-development-in-africa Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Ambassador from the Republic of Congo in Cuba Pascal Onguemby called here for boosting development in Africa to overcome the structural damage caused by centuries of colonialism, on occasion of the Africa Day. Merkel Threatens Turkey with Withdrawing Troops from Incirlik http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13368&SEO=merkel-threatens-turkey-with-withdrawing-troops-from-incirlik Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened to withdraw the German troops from the air base of Incirlik, southeast of Turkey, if the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is still blocking visits by German parliamentary representatives. Russian Security Service Dismantles Terrorist Cell in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13367&SEO=russian-security-service-dismantles-terrorist-cell-in-moscow Moscow, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Security Service (FSB in Russian) dismantled a terrorist cell in the capital of Russia Thursday, to arrest four suspects in whose apartment they found a home-made explosives factory. Cuban Vice President Díaz Canel Highlights Altruism of Cuban Doctors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13366&SEO=cuban-vice-president-diaz-canel-highlights-altruism-of-cuban-doctors Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz Canel, highlighted the altruism of the Cuban health personnel today, especially those who bring science to other peoples of the world, such as Ecuador. Chile Imposes Anti-terror Law in the South http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13365&SEO=chile-imposes-anti-terror-law-in-the-south Santiago de Chile, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Public Ministry decided today to impose the Anti-Terror Law in the southern region of La Araucanía following incendiary attacks occurred in past few hours. Hooded men shot drivers of two trucks and set fire to five other vehicles in the municipalities of Ercilla and Victoria, some 580 kilometers south of Santiago, according to police reports. Over 400 People Arrested in the Venezuelan state of Anzoategui http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13364&SEO=over-400-people-arrested-in-the-venezuelan-state-of-anzoategui Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Strategic Integral Defense Region (REDI), Sergio Rivero, has today confirmed that over 400 people linked to violent acts were arrested from April 19 to date in the northern part of the Anzoategui. EU and Donald Trump Air Differences in Brussels Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13363&SEO=eu-and-donald-trump-air-differences-in-brussels-meeting Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and the United States have aired differences over Russia, international trade and climate change, the European Council reported today after a meeting between EU leaders and US President Donald Trump. Paraguay Expresses Interest in Urea and Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13362&SEO=paraguay-expresses-interest-in-urea-and-bolivian-gas La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Sánchez stated today that authorities in Paraguay are interested in buying urea from the Andean-Amazonian nation and increasing volumes of commercialization of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). US Travel Agency Says Cuba Is a Growing Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13360&SEO=us-travel-agency-says-cuba-is-a-growing-destination Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) There is a growing interest in Cuba, a country that is generating good reviews and drawing the attention of travel agencies and tourists around the world as a destination. Syrian Army Makes New Progress in Homs Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13361&SEO=syrian-army-makes-new-progress-in-homs-province Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army and allied militias have made further progress to the east of the province of Homs against members of the Islamic State (ISIS), military sources confirmed today. OPEC and Other Producers Agreed to Extend Production Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13359&SEO=opec-and-other-producers-agreed-to-extend-production-cuts Vienna, May 25 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and other oil-producing countries have agreed to extend the supply cut agreement for nine months until March 2018 in order to re-balance the market. Pakistan's Population Could Reach 220 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13358&SEO=pakistans-population-could-reach-220-million Islamabad, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan´s population is projected at anywhere between 210 million and 220 million people, after its long overdue census process ending on Wednesday night, official sources reported. Day for Cultural Diversity Ends in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13357&SEO=day-for-cultural-diversity-ends-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) A lecture taught by Reynaldo Echemendia, director of the Camaguey Folklore Ballet, qualified the closing of the 7th Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in this Cuban center-eastern city. Peru Highlights Cuban Commitment to Peace and Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13355&SEO=peru-highlights-cuban-commitment-to-peace-and-disarmament Lima, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ambassador in Peru, Sergio González, confirmed that his country has been, is now and will always be a peace advocate, commenting on an international seminar for the abolition of military bases. NASA Probe on a Fast Track to Reach Metallic Asteroid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13354&SEO=nasa-probe-on-a-fast-track-to-reach-metallic-asteroid Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) NASA announced that it had approved a mission, Psyche, to the asteroid belt. Today, the organization announced a shift in Psyche''s launch schedule -- with big ramifications. Thai Military Junta May Delay Elections After Hospital Terror Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13353&SEO=thai-military-junta-may-delay-elections-after-hospital-terror-attack Bangkok, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Thai military junta is considering delaying the elections scheduled for 2018, following the hospital terror attack with a crude bomb on Monday that left 25 injured in the Thai capital. UN Calls for Action to Protect Civilians in Conflict Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13350&SEO=un-calls-for-action-to-protect-civilians-in-conflict-zones United Nations, May 25 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for actions today to ensure the protection of civilians in areas of conflict, including full respect for international humanitarian law. Cuban Computer Experts Contribute to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13351&SEO=cuban-computer-experts-contribute-to-economic-and-social-development Matanzas, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Information Technology Union (UIC), Ailyn Febles, said today that the main challenge of this civil society organization is to contribute to the economic and social development of the country. China's President Calls for Modern, Stronger Navy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13348&SEO=chinas-president-calls-for-modern-stronger-navy Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping has called for building a stronger and more modern Naval Force to realize the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation and the dream of a powerful Armed Forces. New Zealand Launches Its First Space Rocket Successfully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13346&SEO=new-zealand-launches-its-first-space-rocket-successfully Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) U.S. company Rocket Lab celebrated today the successful launch of a Rocket Lab test craft named Electron from the North Island of New Zealand. Cristiano Ronaldo Could Face a Five Year Prison Sentence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13345&SEO=cristiano-ronaldo-could-face-a-five-year-prison-sentence Madrid,May 25 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Spanish Ministry of Finance (GESTHA) revealed the potential jail time the player could face. China to Limit Investment in Signings of Foreign Football Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13344&SEO=china-to-limit-investment-in-signings-of-foreign-football-players Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Football Federation announced today that it will establish rules to limit the monetary expenditure of local clubs in the signing of foreign players. Premature Deaths Due to Chronic Diseases Increase in Jamaica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13343&SEO=premature-deaths-due-to-chronic-diseases-increase-in-jamaica Kingston, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Health Minister Christopher Tufton has warned of the growing level of premature deaths from chronic diseases, The Observer newspaper reported today. Cruisers Sailing High in the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13342&SEO=cruisers-sailing-high-in-the-caribbean Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has reported that nearly 26 million travelers from around the world will enjoy a cruise ship trip this year according to recent estimates. Philippines Launches Surgical Air Strikes to Flush Out Maute Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13341&SEO=philippines-launches-surgical-air-strikes-to-flush-out-maute-group Manila,May 25 (Prensa Latina) The military has launched surgical air strikes in three barangays in Marawi City to flush out a group of members of the terrorist Maute group as operations reached the third day, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate. Syria Sent $ 90 Million in Aid to Palestinian Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13340&SEO=syria-sent-90-million-in-aid-to-palestinian-refugees Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) During the year 2016, Syria sent $ 90 million in humanitarian aid and social support to Palestinian refugees, media reports said today in Damascus. Victoria Azarenka Handed a Wildcard for Mallorca Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13339&SEO=victoria-azarenka-handed-a-wildcard-for-mallorca-open Mallorca, Spain,May 25 (Prensa Latina) Former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka has been handed a wildcard for next month''s Mallorca Open as she gears up for a return to Wimbledon following the birth of her son last year. Business Fair Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13338&SEO=business-fair-ends-in-cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. NASA Says That Five Asteroids Will Come Close to Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13337&SEO=nasa-says-that-five-asteroids-will-come-close-to-earth Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina)It is a scene we all dread - an enormous space rock colliding with Earth, causing widespread chaos and destruction. Independent Candidates Lead Elections in the Cayman Islands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13336&SEO=independent-candidates-lead-elections-in-the-cayman-islands George Town, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Independent candidates won nine seats in the new Legislative Assembly (parliament) to dominate the Cayman Islands general election held on Friday, Caribbean News Service reported. NATO to Join US-Led Coalition That Operates in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13335&SEO=nato-to-join-us-led-coalition-that-operates-in-syria Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will join the US-led military coalition in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Secretary-General announced today. US Destroyer Sails in Chinese Waters Despite China Objections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13334&SEO=us-destroyer-sails-in-chinese-waters-despite-china-objections Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The US destroyer USS Dewey sailed on the eve less than 20 kilometers from the artificial islands built by Beijing in the waters of the South China Sea, which event was rejected today by the Asian country. Paraguayan Peasants Repudiate Presidential Veto on Expropriation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13333&SEO=paraguayan-peasants-repudiate-presidential-veto-on-expropriation Asunción, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Peasant Federation (FNC) of Paraguay repudiated the veto of President Horacio Cartes on the expropriation of farms of Guahory colony, Department of Caaguazú, in favor of farm workers. Call in Venezuela to Counter Media Campaigns with the Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13332&SEO=call-in-venezuela-to-counter-media-campaigns-with-the-truth Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The deputy minister for International Communication, William Castillo, called today to deploy a global campaign to explain the reality of Venezuela and counter the systematic attacks and criminalization of this South American nation. War on Syria Conference Begins in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13330&SEO=war-on-syria-conference-begins-in-damascus Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The conference ''War on Syria, its repercussions and prospects'' reportedly began in Damascus, organized by national leaders of the UK Friendship Association with this nation of the Levant. China Determined to Save Nationals Abducted in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13328&SEO=china-determined-to-save-nationals-abducted-in-pakistan Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government will reinforce actions to rescue two nationals abducted yesterday in the southwestern city of Quetta, the Foreign Ministry said. Foreign Direct Investment Grows in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13327&SEO=foreign-direct-investment-grows-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign direct investment in Vietnam has grown by 41 percent in 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year, while South Korea is the main source of such resources; official figures released here state today. Honduras Calls for General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13329&SEO=honduras-calls-for-general-elections Tegucigalpa, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Honduran Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) has called today for general elections to be held next November 26. ICGLR Defense Ministers Renew Peace Commitment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13325&SEO=icglr-defense-ministers-renew-peace-commitment Luanda, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Defense ministers from the member countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) renewed their commitment to peace in the sub-region, Angolan press informed today. Egypt Blocks Media Websites Considered Hostiles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13324&SEO=egypt-blocks-media-websites-considered-hostiles Cairo, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian authorities announced today that they had blocked 21 websites from national and foreign media because they believed that they spread hostile information to the country. Venezuelan Justice to Protect Eight Municipalities from Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13322&SEO=venezuelan-justice-to-protect-eight-municipalities-from-violence Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Court of Venezuela''s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has issued some protection measures for the inhabitants of eight municipalities hit by violent actions of the extreme right opposition in the states of Miranda and Merida. López Obrador Denounces Fraud for June Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13321&SEO=lopez-obrador-denounces-fraud-for-june-elections Mexico, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican federal government and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) are using public funds in a fraudulent electoral operation in the state of Mexico, an opposition leader denounced today. Colombian Caribbean Regions on Alert due to Magdalena's Overflow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13320&SEO=colombian-caribbean-regions-on-alert-due-to-magdalenas-overflow Bogota, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Zones of the Colombian Caribbean are on the alert due to the unusual overflow of the Magdalena River, which flows into that region after running through most of the country, the newspaper El Tiempo reports. Former Ecuador's President Rafael Correa Hospitalized with Pneumonia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13319&SEO=former-ecuadors-president-rafael-correa-hospitalized-with-pneumonia Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is today at the ‘Carlos Andrade Marin'' Hospital, of the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute, where he will remain until he gets better of pneumonia diagnosed by specialists from that institution. Young Singers from Teatro Lirico de Cuba to Perform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13318&SEO=young-singers-from-teatro-lirico-de-cuba-to-perform Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Young singers from the Teatro Lirico Nacional de Cuba (National Lyric Theater of Cuba) will perform on Friday a program that highlights their vocal skills. Two Bombers Missing during Second World War Found http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13317&SEO=two-bombers-missing-during-second-world-war-found Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Two US B-25 bombers missing in the Pacific Ocean during the Second World War more than 70 years ago were found offshore Papua New Guinea, said sources today. Businesspeople Doubt Sustainability of Eurozone, Says Survey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13316&SEO=businesspeople-doubt-sustainability-of-eurozone-says-survey London, May 25 (Prensa Latina) European businesspeople considered that the Eurozone might prevail in the coming years, said today a survey carried out by the company Mckinsey Global Institute to executives from six countries. South Korean Government to Issue Proposal to Reshuffle Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13315&SEO=south-korean-government-to-issue-proposal-to-reshuffle-cabinet Seoul, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The advisory team of President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in will present next month a proposal to reshuffle the cabinet, said today the news agency Yonhap. Senior Adult Chairs: a Space for the Insertion of Cuban Elders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13314&SEO=senior-adult-chairs-a-space-for-the-insertion-of-cuban-elders Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Inserting the elderly in academic programs is one of the objectives of the Chairs of the Elderly in Cuba, stated the vice president of that space at the University of Havana (UH), Miriam Marañón. 2.7 Billion People Exposed to Earthquakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13313&SEO=2.7-billion-people-exposed-to-earthquakes Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) One out of three people is exposed to earthquakes and some one billion people to floods in 155 countries, while 414 million people live near one of the 220 volcanoes most dangerous, said today regional sources. UN Warns Against Yemen's Unprecedented Cholera Outbreak http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13311&SEO=un-warns-against-yemens-unprecedented-cholera-outbreak United Nations, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN warned today an unprecedented cholera outbreak in Yemen, where 35,000 affected people have been reported in the last three weeks. Macron's Party Wins Majority in French Legislative Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13310&SEO=macrons-party-wins-majority-in-french-legislative-elections Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron''s Republic on the Move (LREM) Party is about to win the vote in June''s legislative elections, an Ifop-Fiducial poll showed on Wednesday. IPC against Violence in CentAf Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13309&SEO=ipc-against-violence-in-centaf-republic Le Hague, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor of the International Penal Court (IPC) stated Wednesday that she will present every individual or group from the Central African Republic committing serious crimes against civilians, peace forces or humanitarian workers. Marches in Bolivian Cities Demanding Release of Detainees in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13308&SEO=marches-in-bolivian-cities-demanding-release-of-detainees-in-chile La Paz, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Bolivians marched today from the city of El Alto to the historic center of La Paz to demand the release of the nine compatriots unjustly detained in Chile since March 19. UN Concerned about Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13307&SEO=un-concerned-about-palestinian-prisoners-on-hunger-strike United Nations, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra''ad Zeid al-Hussein, has been seriously concerned about the present situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have been on hunger strike for 38 days. Police Dispersed Anti-Temer Demonstration With Bombs and Gases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13306&SEO=police-dispersed-anti-temer-demonstration-with-bombs-and-gases Brasilia, May 24 (Prensa Latina) With bombings, tear gas and rubber bullets, the Brazilian Military Police is trying to disperse thousands of demonstrators gathered here in the esplanade of the Ministries to demand the departure of President Michel Temer. Victims of Shipwreck in the Mediterranean Rise up to 31 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13305&SEO=victims-of-shipwreck-in-the-mediterranean-rise-up-to-31 Rome, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The number of vctims as a consequence of the shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea of a ship with hundreds of emigrants, coming from Libya, increased to 31 Wednesday. US Companies Ask Trump to Maintain and Expand Trips to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13304&SEO=us-companies-ask-trump-to-maintain-and-expand-trips-to-cuba Washington, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Over 40 companies and associations from the United States have sent a letter to US President Donald Trump to urge him to maintain and expand travels to Cuba. Cristina Fernandez Dedicates Emotional Words for Correa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13303&SEO=cristina-fernandez-dedicates-emotional-words-for-correa Buenos Aires, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean former president Cristina Fernandez dedicated emotional words to Rafael Correa, who ended his presidential mandate in Ecuador Wednesday. Nicaraguans Say Goodbye to Poet Carlos Rigby with Honors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13302&SEO=nicaraguans-say-goodbye-to-poet-carlos-rigby-with-honors Managua, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today paid a posthumous tribute to poet Carlos Rigby, 72, who died in this capital as a result of a heart attack. Syria, Iran to Step Up Economic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13301&SEO=syria-iran-to-step-up-economic-relations Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Syria and Iran expressed themselves in favor of intensifying relations between the two countries during a meeting between Prime Minister Imad Kahmis and Iranian economic development adviser Said Ouhadi. British Police Arrest in Manchester Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13300&SEO=british-police-arrest-in-manchester-attack London, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The British police have today arrested the fifth suspect in Wigan for being allegedly in connection with the terrorist attack in Manchester. Trump Arrives in Belgium with Strong Security Device http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13299&SEO=trump-arrives-in-belgium-with-strong-security-device Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels Wednesday afternoon, in the middle of a wide security device, and popular demonstrations against his presence in this European nation. Cuba Seeks for a More Efficient Audit Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13298&SEO=cuba-seeks-for-a-more-efficient-audit-management Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba and Comptroller General, Gladys Bejerano, has urged to contribute to a more efficient audit management and control during the official closing of the 11th International Congress on Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Cuba Entered 8 Judo Fighters in Mexico Grand Prix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13297&SEO=cuba-entered-8-judo-fighters-in-mexico-grand-prix Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba entered 8 judokas, four of them Pan American Champions, to rival 172 fighters from 32 nations that will be competing at the Grand Prix Tournament in Cancun, Mexico, June 16 through 18. Erdogan Asks NATO for More Cooperation Against Terror http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13296&SEO=erdogan-asks-nato-for-more-cooperation-against-terror Ankara, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked its NATO allies for greater cooperation in the struggle against global terror and larger commitment against that threat. Jorge Glas Receives Vice-Presidency of Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13295&SEO=jorge-glas-receives-vice-presidency-of-ecuador Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Engineer Jorge Glas Espinel received today the vice presidency of the Republic of Ecuador, in an event held in the main building of the National Assembly. Lenin Moreno Swears-in as Ecuador President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13294&SEO=lenin-moreno-swears-in-as-ecuador-president Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno was inaugurated today as the new president of Ecuador in a solemn ceremony held in the National Assembly (parliament), before some Latin American presidents and guests. Cuban First Vice President Honors Ecuadorian Founding Father http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13293&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-honors-ecuadorian-founding-father Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, placed here today a wreath before the monument to Eloy Alfaro, Founding Father of the liberal revolution in Ecuador. Cuba:Camaguey Increases Charcoal Production for Export to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13290&SEO=cubacamaguey-increases-charcoal-production-for-export-to-usa Camaguey, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban eastern province of Camaguey has exported nearly 3,000 tons of charcoal, a share of it to the US market. Deadly Explosions Rock Bus Terminal in Jakarta, Indonesia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13289&SEO=deadly-explosions-rock-bus-terminal-in-jakarta-indonesia Jakarta,May 24(Prensa Latina) A suspected suicide bomber has attacked a bus terminal in Indonesia, with at least 3 persons killed and another four injured. US Rapper Talib Kweli in Live Cuban Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13288&SEO=us-rapper-talib-kweli-in-live-cuban-concert Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) US rapper Talib Kweli is preparing in Cuba the concert he will give at the Rumba Palace on Friday. Uncertainty in Nepal After PM's Resignation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13287&SEO=uncertainty-in-nepal-after-pms-resignation Kathmandu, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The resignation of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a few weeks before the last round of local elections, reportedly raises today uncertainties among internal public opinion. Cuba, Kenya Sign Memorandum to Promote Medical Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13286&SEO=cuba-kenya-sign-memorandum-to-promote-medical-cooperation Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Kenya signed memorandum of understanding aimed ate beginning medical cooperation in that African nation by the end of this year, reported the health authorities of the Caribbean country today. Africans in Santiago de Cuba Celebrate Creation of African Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13285&SEO=africans-in-santiago-de-cuba-celebrate-creation-of-african-unity Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) African students at universities in this city celebrate today the 54th anniversary of the creation of African Unity (UA) with a wide and diverse program of cultural, sports and scientific activities along with Cuban classmates. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13284&SEO=heberprot-p-reaches-slovakia-first-stop-in-the-european-union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Cuban, Spanish Artists Exhibit Photos in Central Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13283&SEO=cuban-spanish-artists-exhibit-photos-in-central-province de Avila, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition ‘Propios y Ajenos'' by Cuban artist Gertrudis Rivalta and Spanish photographer Marc Vicens will be exhibited today at the Raul Martinez gallery in this central city. Voters Go to the Polls in Cayman Islands Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13282&SEO=voters-go-to-the-polls-in-cayman-islands-election George Town, May 24 (Prensa Latina) About 21,000 voters go to the polls today in the Cayman Islands to elect the 15 members of the new Legislative Assembly of this British Caribbean territory. Barcelona Football Player Leo Messi Loses Appeal in Tax Fraud Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13281&SEO=barcelona-football-player-leo-messi-loses-appeal-in-tax-fraud-trial Madrid, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s Supreme Court today One Hundred Years of Solitude Is Reborn in China After 50 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13280&SEO=one-hundred-years-of-solitude-is-reborn-in-china-after-50-years Beijing, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The legendary novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, came to life today in the Chinese capital 50 years after its publication. Top Vietnamese Party Leader Receives Cuban Delegation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13279&SEO=top-vietnamese-party-leader-receives-cuban-delegation Hanoi, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, has stated today that the visit of the head of the International Relations department of a similar Cuban organization, Jose Ramon Balaguer, will help to strengthen ties between the two nations. Oil Producers Discuss Cuts in Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13278&SEO=oil-producers-discuss-cuts-in-supplies Vienna, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are holding meetings prior to an official meeting to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil extraction. Angola, Russia Joint Efforts to Produce Diamonds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13277&SEO=angola-russia-joint-efforts-to-produce-diamonds Luanda, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan diamond producing company Endiama and the Russian Alrosa have reportedly struck a deal to carry out feasibility studies at the Luaxe mine, Lunda Sur Province, to produce the precious stone. South Africa Committed to Cut Budget Deficit; Projects 3.8% http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13276&SEO=south-africa-committed-to-cut-budget-deficit-projects-3.8 Pretoria, May 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa projects a 3.8% budget deficit of GDP for the current fiscal year, 0,01% less that the estimated projection last February, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said when he tabled the National Treasury Budget Vote at the National Assembly. Cuba Supports Palestinian Cause http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13275&SEO=cuba-supports-palestinian-cause Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Commission of Palestinians in Zionist Regime Prisons, have thanked today Cuba''s solidarity during a meeting with Rogerio Santana, that country''s ambassador to Syria. Syria Holds Scientific Conference on Medical Care http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13273&SEO=syria-holds-scientific-conference-on-medical-care Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media outlets today highlight the development of the XIV Medical Scientific Conference, which includes representatives from 29 countries and the host nation. Cuba Supports Citizen's Revolution in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13272&SEO=cuba-supports-citizens-revolution-in-ecuador Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba, María Augusta Calles, today classified as a support to the Citizen''s Revolution the visit to Ecuador of the first vice-president of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. Extensive Activity Program in Latin American Week at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13271&SEO=extensive-activity-program-in-latin-american-week-at-unesco Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America and the Caribbean Week at UNESCO will be held from next Monday in this capital, with an extensive program of activities that will showcase the cultural richness of that region. Venezuela to Continue Marches to Support Constitutional Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13270&SEO=venezuela-to-continue-marches-to-support-constitutional-process Caracas, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice-President in charge of the economy, Ramón Lobo, said today that the people of the South American nation will continue to mobilize to support and accompany the constitutional process summoned by President Nicolás Maduro. Pope Francis Meets US President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13269&SEO=pope-francis-meets-us-president Rome, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has received here today U.S. President Donald Trump, who is carrying out a few hours visit to this capital. Recent Summit of Riyadh Deprived More Money to Arabs, Hezbollah http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13267&SEO=recent-summit-of-riyadh-deprived-more-money-to-arabs-hezbollah Beirut, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese Resistance movement Hezbollah said here today that the recent Saudi-American summit in Riyadh was only aimed at ''stealing more money from the pockets of the Arab countries.'' Cuba and Antigua and Barbuda Hold Migration Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13265&SEO=cuba-and-antigua-and-barbuda-hold-migration-talks Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and Antigua and Barbuda develop today and tomorrow, in this capital, the Third Bilateral Round of Migration Talks, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. Cuba: Role of Financial Sector on Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13264&SEO=cuba-role-of-financial-sector-on-discussion Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The systemic crisis, global competition and the role of the financial system is one of the issues that about 300 experts from 14 countries attending the 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance are discussing today. Wide Security Measures for Roland Garros in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13263&SEO=wide-security-measures-for-roland-garros-in-2017 Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The French tennis Roland Garros Tournament will be guarded by a strong security device in 2017, including deployment of 1,200 officers, said the French Tennis Federation here Tuesday. Dayron Robles to Run in Havana This Weekend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13262&SEO=dayron-robles-to-run-in-havana-this-weekend Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sprinter Dayron Robles, Olympic Champion in Beijing in 2008 in the 110 hurdle meters, will appear before the Cuban fans this weekend in competition, in the 64th edition of the Jose Barrientos Memorial Tournament. Canada: Reports on Adolescent Sexual Extortion Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13261&SEO=canada-reports-on-adolescent-sexual-extortion-increase Ottawa, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Canadian experts on minors exploitation and extortion confirmed there is an increase on the reports on sexual extortion through the Internet, in which some adolescents are involved. Prime Minister of Vietnam to Visit USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13260&SEO=prime-minister-of-vietnam-to-visit-usa Washington, May 24 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in this capital on May 31, White House spokesman Sean Spicer announced. Regional Elections in Venezuela Slated for December 10 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13258&SEO=regional-elections-in-venezuela-slated-for-december-10 Caracas, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s National Electoral Council (NEC) has reportedly slated for December 10 elections for governors and regional legislative councils. Economic Gap Increases Risks in Eurozone, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13259&SEO=economic-gap-increases-risks-in-eurozone-says-expert Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The economic gap amid the 19 countries of the Eurozone continues to grow as it might lead to social outbreaks, said commissioner from the European Union (EU) for economic and financial issues Pierre Moscovici. Cuba Updates its Regulations Related to Tobacco Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13257&SEO=cuba-updates-its-regulations-related-to-tobacco-consumption Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Updating the existing regulations to control smoking in public places is part of Cuba''s campaign to celebrate World No Tobacco Day, to be held on May 31. Cuba: Artists from 12 Countries to Participate in Festival of Arts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13256&SEO=cuba-artists-from-12-countries-to-participate-in-festival-of-arts 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:16Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Higher Institute of Arts (ISA) will host a festival from May 24th to June 4th with the participation of artists from 12 countries, Cuba to Discuss Education for Senior Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13255&SEO=cuba-to-discuss-education-for-senior-citizens 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban academicians will debate in this capital on education for the elderly in the context of an event that will be held in this capital until May 26th. Countdown to the 37th International Festival of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13254&SEO=countdown-to-the-37th-international-festival-of-the-caribbean 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:05Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The 37th edition of the International Festival of the Caribbean began its countdown after the constitution of the Organizing Committee, which will be in charge of setting up the event starting next July. Majority in Ecuador Describes President Correa's Management as Good http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13253&SEO=majority-in-ecuador-describes-president-correas-management-as-good 23 de mayo de 2017, 17:47Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The 62.50 percent of the Ecuadorian population described today the 10-year presidential term of Rafael Correa as positive, a day before president elect Lenin Moreno assumes the presidency. Philippine President Announces Meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13252&SEO=philippine-president-announces-meeting-with-vladimir-putin-in-moscow 23 de mayo de 2017, 17:45Moscow, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced his meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, after declaring a state of emergency in a province of his country due to extremist forces´ attacks. Italy Keeps High Alert against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13251&SEO=italy-keeps-high-alert-against-terrorism 23 de mayo de 2017, 17:07Rome, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Interior Ministry said today that the alert for preventing terrorist attacks continues high, although the level of the threat to the country remains unchanged. Ecuadorian President-elect Announces Members of his Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13250&SEO=ecuadorian-president-elect-announces-members-of-his-cabinet 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:48Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno has today announced on Twitter the names and positions of those officials who will form the executive committee from tomorrow, when he takes on as head of state of Ecuador. Nicaraguan Parliament Passes Law to Improve Public Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13249&SEO=nicaraguan-parliament-passes-law-to-improve-public-health 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:36Managua, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan Parliament passed today the Law to Create Mobile Health Clinics, seeking to promote a community care model in the country. US Democrats and Republicans Criticize Donald Trump´s Budget Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13248&SEO=us-democrats-and-republicans-criticize-donald-trumpas-budget-plan 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:28Washington, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Democratic and Republican lawmakers harshly rebuffed the budget plan submitted to Congress by US President Donald Trump, considering it is proposing too rough cuts and unrealistic accounting. Cuba: Pork Meat Farming Industry Is a Good Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13247&SEO=cuba-pork-meat-farming-industry-is-a-good-business 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:10Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Consumption of pork meat is growing internationally, given its great acceptance and its development is a good business, stated here US pork meat producer Johm Hagenbuch, now a participant in an international forum on this kind of industry held in Cuba. Capo of Gulf Cartel Captured in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13246&SEO=capo-of-gulf-cartel-captured-in-mexico 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:04Mexico, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Special Mexican security forces detained a high-ranking Gulf cartel leader in Tabasco, one of the main criminal organizations operating in the country, reported today. Venezuelan People Responsible for Protecting Bolivarian Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13245&SEO=venezuelan-people-responsible-for-protecting-bolivarian-revolution 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:53Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The first Vice-President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, has today said that people must protect the Bolivarian Revolution to guarantee respect for all Venezuelans´ rights. Construction of Metal Fence on US-Mexico Border Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13244&SEO=construction-of-metal-fence-on-us-mexico-border-continues 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:38Washington, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The construction of a seven-meter-high metal fence on a portion of the US-Mexico border will culminate in July, U.S. officials said. British Police Identify Attacker in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13243&SEO=british-police-identify-attacker-in-uk 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:37London, May 23 ( Prensa Latina) British police have today reported that Salman Abedi, 22, is the lone assailant of the callous terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena (in the north of England) that killed 22 people. Tedros Adhanom Elected New Head of WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13242&SEO=tedros-adhanom-elected-new-head-of-who 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:09Geneva, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected today Ethiopian Dr. Tedros Adhanom as the new director general of that international body. UN Security Council in Session about DPRK Nuke Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13241&SEO=un-security-council-in-session-about-dprk-nuke-program 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:07United Nations, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council holds today emergency consultations on the nuclear program of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), following the launch of a new ballistic missile. Turkey, Germany seek to Resolve Disagreement about Incirlik Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13240&SEO=turkey-germany-seek-to-resolve-disagreement-about-incirlik-base 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:59Ankara, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s ambassador to the capital, Martin Erdmann, reported today that his country is working with Turkey to solve the bilateral crisis opened after the refusal of German deputies to visit the Incirlik air base. Recycling Reduces Co2 Emissions in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13239&SEO=recycling-reduces-co2-emissions-in-italy 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:57Rome, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The acquisition of second-hand goods led Italy to reduce at least 6.1 million tonnes of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere in 2016, according to a study released today. Cuba Highlights Angolan Leader Agostinho Neto´s Career http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13238&SEO=cuba-highlights-angolan-leader-agostinho-netoas-career 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:55Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan leader Agostinho Neto´s political career has been today highlighted in this capital, posthumously awarding the El Mehdi Ben Barka Order of Solidarity. Cuban 1st Vice President Arrives in Ecuador for Moreno's Inauguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13237&SEO=cuban-1st-vice-president-arrives-in-ecuador-for-morenos-inauguration 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:41Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Diaz-Canel, First Vice President of the Cuban Councils of State and Ministers, arrived here Tuesday to participate in the Presidential Inauguration of Ecuador''s President-Elect Lenin Moreno Wednesday. Cuban and Russian Universities Strengthen Joint Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13236&SEO=cuban-and-russian-universities-strengthen-joint-projects 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:37Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Russian universities have today strengthened joint projects on Higher Education and reviewed their bilateral cooperation during the 3rd Meeting of Rectors held at a hotel in the capital. Chevron Threatens with Massive Lay-off in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13235&SEO=chevron-threatens-with-massive-lay-off-in-bangladesh Dacca, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Chevron threatened today to lay off workers protesting the planned sale of its assets in Bangladesh to Chinese investors, delaying the estimated $ 2 billion deal. Woman Responsible For Terror Attacks Arrested in Homs,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13233&SEO=woman-responsible-for-terror-attacks-arrested-in-homssyria Damascus, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Syrian city of Homs, 162 kilometers north from Dsamascus, arrested Sheala Ahmad al Rasso, a woman who confressed her participation in more than three terror attacks. British Prime Minister Visits Injured People After Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13231&SEO=british-prime-minister-visits-injured-people-after-attack London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister Theresa May visited the injured people at the terrorist attack perpetrated at the Manchester Arena Stadium -north of England- in which 22 people died. The Ugandan Troops in CAR Handed Over Security to its Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13230&SEO=the-ugandan-troops-in-car-handed-over-security-to-its-army Kampala, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Ugandan troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) have formally handed over the security in the country''s east to its army at a function held in Obo, some 1,200km east of the capital Bangui. Diaz-Canel Presides Over Cuba Delegation to Lenin Moreno Inaguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13229&SEO=diaz-canel-presides-over-cuba-delegation-to-lenin-moreno-inaguration Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel heads the island''s delegation that will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno on May 24, Granma newspaper reported today. Terrorist Group Al-Shabaab Has Released a Graduation Video http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13228&SEO=terrorist-group-al-shabaab-has-released-a-graduation-video Mogadiscio, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Somalia-based insurgent group, Al-Shabaab, have released a video purportedly showing its fighters at a graduation ceremony. Turkey Thinks Fight Against Terror Should Be Global,Says PM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13227&SEO=turkey-thinks-fight-against-terror-should-be-globalsays-pm Ankara, May 23 (Prensa Latina) In a joint press conference with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Tbilisi, Turkey Prime Minister Binali Yildirm, who is on an afficial visit there, said that as a country that has greatly suffered from terrorism, Turkey understands the suffering of Britain and condemns the attack in strongest terms. ''We cannot make distinctions between terror groups, it only weakens our global efforts against terror,'' Yildirm said. Lawyer Calls for Citizens Coalition to Support Colombian Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13226&SEO=lawyer-calls-for-citizens-coalition-to-support-colombian-peace Bogota, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle has called on citizens today to defend the peace accords after expressing his concern about the future of the implementation process of the agreement with the FARC-EP. World Leaders Condemn Terror Attack in Manchester http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13225&SEO=world-leaders-condemn-terror-attack-in-manchester Brussels, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Several international leaders, including the high representative of Foreign Policy and Common Security of the European Union (EU), Federica Mogherini, on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack in the British city of Manchester. Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, Dies Aged 89 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13224&SEO=sir-roger-moore-james-bond-actor-dies-aged-89 London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. Sandro Rosell Arrested in Anti Money Laundering Operation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13223&SEO=sandro-rosell-arrested-in-anti-money-laundering-operation Barcelona,Spain, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation. Humans Originated in Europe, Not Africa: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13222&SEO=humans-originated-in-europe-not-africa-study Abuja, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Humans may have originated in Europe, and not in Africa, much earlier than previously thought, according to the study of a 7.2 million-year-old pre-human fossil that could potentially rewrite the history of evolution. Russia Criticizes Antiterrorist Threat by Some European Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13221&SEO=russia-criticizes-antiterrorist-threat-by-some-european-countries Moscow, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia today criticized the antiterrorist threat by some European nations, which resort to speeches rather than concrete actions to fight that international scourge. Brazilian Scholar Warns That Temer's Permanence Worsens Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13220&SEO=brazilian-scholar-warns-that-temers-permanence-worsens-corruption Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Temer''s permanence is a factor that it may worsen corruption in Congress, of which it is a hostage, according to Roberto Romano, a scholar from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). China in Favor of Peaceful and Sustainable Antarctic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13219&SEO=china-in-favor-of-peaceful-and-sustainable-antarctic-development Beijing, May 23 (Prensa Latina) China reaffirmed its commitment to make more contributions to peace and stability and sustainable development in Antarctic and the international community, according to a report released here today. Brazil Arrests Another Adviser, Temer Situation Complicated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13218&SEO=brazil-arrests-another-adviser-temer-situation-complicated Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer''s political situation continued to be complicated today when the Federal Police arrested another of his special advisers, former governor of Brasilia, Tadeu Filippelli, who was involved in a scandal of public funds diversion. New Exchange Rate of Complementary Currencies in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13217&SEO=new-exchange-rate-of-complementary-currencies-in-venezuela Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The new phase of the exchange rate of Complementary Currencies (DICOM) will enter into force today, announced by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, last May 17. Colombia, a Country with Most Internally Displaced People Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13216&SEO=colombia-a-country-with-most-internally-displaced-people-worldwide Bogota, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombia is the country with the largest population of internal displaced people worldwide, according to a report published here by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) in conjunction with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Western Cape, SA, declared a disaster area due to drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13215&SEO=western-cape-sa-declared-a-disaster-area-due-to-drought Pretoria, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Hit by the worst drought in over a century, the South African province of Western Cape was declared a disaster area Premier Helen Zille, reports SA News. Experts Discuss on Swine Genetics in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13214&SEO=experts-discuss-on-swine-genetics-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 experts from 16 countries are discussing today on genetics and reproduction of pigs, issues of two of eight workshops to be held during the second day of the Seventh International Seminar on Tropical Swine Production. Montenegro to Join NATO on May 25 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13213&SEO=montenegro-to-join-nato-on-may-25 Podgorica, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Montenegro''s prime minister, Dusko Markovic, will travel to Brussels to attend the summit of heads of state and/or government of NATO, in which the small Balkan state will join as a full member. Palestinian President Reiterates Commitment to Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13212&SEO=palestinian-president-reiterates-commitment-to-peace-process Ramallah, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated today, to his US counterpart Donald Trump, his commitment to reaching a historic peace agreement with Israel. Future Cardinal Revives Salvadoran Faith in Romero's Canonization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13211&SEO=future-cardinal-revives-salvadoran-faith-in-romeros-canonization By Charly Morales Valido Violent Groups Vandalize Public Institutions in Barinas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13210&SEO=violent-groups-vandalize-public-institutions-in-barinas Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups linked to the ultra-right opposition sectors in Venezuela have vandalized the headquarters of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in Barinas, in addition to generating fires and destruction in other public institutions. Putin Expresses Condolences to London for Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13209&SEO=putin-expresses-condolences-to-london-for-terrorist-attack Moscow, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin offered today his condolences to British PM Theresa May for the victims of a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, which left a toll of 22 dead and 59 wounded. Islamic State Claims Attack on Manchester Stadium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13208&SEO=islamic-state-claims-attack-on-manchester-stadium London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) claimed today the terrorist attack in a stadium in the British city of Manchester, where 22 people have died so far and nearly 60 people were injured. Cuba Fosters Revolutionary Unity vs. Neoliberal Offensive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13207&SEO=cuba-fosters-revolutionary-unity-vs.-neoliberal-offensive Hanoi, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is promoting actions to foster the greatest possible unity of the Latin American and Caribbean revolutionaries facing the new neoliberal offensive led by the United States and its allies, a senior leader of the Caribbean nation said here today. Nineteen Films Confirmed for European Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13206&SEO=nineteen-films-confirmed-for-european-festival-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd edition of the European Movie Festival in Cuba will exhibit 19 films coming from 16 nations from June 1st to 11 in this capital, announced organizers of the event here. Brazilian Bar Association Calls for Michel Temer's Impeachment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13205&SEO=brazilian-bar-association-calls-for-michel-temers-impeachment Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Brazil´s Bar Association (OAB), Claudio Lamachia, has announced that such an organization will hand over the Chamber of Deputies an impeachment request against Brazilian President, Michel Temer. Lenin Moreno to Present Cabinet During his Presidential Inauguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13204&SEO=lenin-moreno-to-present-cabinet-during-his-presidential-inauguration Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The cabinet that will accompany the elected Ecuadorian leader, Lenin Moreno, will be known Wednesday, the day of the presidential inauguration attended by more than 14 heads of state and government and some international personalities. USA Prevents German Orchestra from Performing on US-Mexico Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13203&SEO=usa-prevents-german-orchestra-from-performing-on-us-mexico-border Washington, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government has denied permission to the German Dresden Symphony Orchestra to perform on both sides of the US-Mexico border, according to local press. Cuban Foreign Minister Talks with Paraguayan formel President Lugo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13202&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-talks-with-paraguayan-formel-president-lugo Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, received today the formel president and Paraguayan senator Fernando Lugo, who visits Cuba as part of a Paraguayan parliamentary delegation. 9,000 Community Works Opened by Bolivia Changes, Evo Delivers Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13201&SEO=9000-community-works-opened-by-bolivia-changes-evo-delivers-program La Paz, May 22 (Prensa Latina) About 9,000 community projects have been opened in Bolivia during the last 10 years, Bolivian President Evo Morales has today said upon opening a teaching institution at El Chaco community, in the municipality of Sucre. Cuba and European Union on Dialogue on Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13200&SEO=cuba-and-european-union-on-dialogue-on-human-rights Brussels, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the European Union (EU) made their third round of conversations on human rights Monday, to bring about the exchange of opinions and widen the knowledge of their respective realities. A Total of 740,000 People still in the US after Visa Expiring http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13199&SEO=a-total-of-740000-people-still-in-the-us-after-visa-expiring Washington,May 22 (Prensa Latina) Almost 740,000 foreign visitors, less than 2 percent of the whole total of travelers who arrived in the US legally in 2016, were still in the country after their visas expired, reported the US Department of National Security Monday. Catalonia´s Push for Independence from Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13198&SEO=cataloniaas-push-for-independence-from-spain Madrid, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Carles Puigdemont, current president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, has today decided to create a referendum for Catalonia´s independence from Spain. 14 Countries' Experts Debate in Cuba on Accounting, Finances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13197&SEO=14-countries-experts-debate-in-cuba-on-accounting-finances Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 experts from 14 countries participate in the XI International Meeting of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, which began here today to discuss issues of special relevance of economic sciences. Sinn Fein Party Calls for Unity Referendum to Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13196&SEO=sinn-fein-party-calls-for-unity-referendum-to-brexit Dublin, May 22 (PL) In view of the ultimate UK exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, the Sinn Fein party has today called for an Irish referendum so as to unite the island shared by both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Eurozone Finance Ministers Discuss Greek Debt Releif http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13195&SEO=eurozone-finance-ministers-discuss-greek-debt-releif Brussels, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Eurozone finance ministers are debating today the relief to the Greek debt, whose population has been subject to reduction for several years. NCA to Create Important Bridges to Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13194&SEO=nca-to-create-important-bridges-to-dialogue-in-venezuela Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The presidential commission for the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) has created important bridges to dialogue with several sectors in Venezuela, according to Elias Jaua, who is leading the efforts for a peace process in Venezuela. Iranian President Responds to Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia Criticism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13193&SEO=iranian-president-responds-to-donald-trump-saudi-arabia-criticism Tehran, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump visited a country with no concept of elections and whose people have never seen a ballot box, reasserted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani today, rejecting criticism of the US president and the Saudi king. Italian City of Taormina Ready for G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13192&SEO=italian-city-of-taormina-ready-for-g-7-summit Rome, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Undersecretary of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Maria Elena Boschi, said today in Taormina that the Italian city is ready to host the G-7 summit scheduled for May 26-27. Evo Warns OAS Secretary-General to Take a Closer Look to Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13191&SEO=evo-warns-oas-secretary-general-to-take-a-closer-look-to-brazil La Paz, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has today questioned Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary-General, for obsessing with Venezuela and not taking a closer look to Brazil, which is wrapped up in a crisis over corruption allegations against Brazilian President Michel Temer. 6th Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13190&SEO=6th-colloquium-on-cultural-diversity-in-the-caribbean-begins-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The exercise of memory as an act of critical thinking and emancipation centers debates of the 6th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean, inaugurated today in this capital. Over 1,000 Organized Crime Attacks Against Mexican Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13188&SEO=over-1000-organized-crime-attacks-against-mexican-army Mexico, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Army reportedly suffered 1,038 attacks by organized crime from December 2012 to February 21 this year. ECLAC Highlights Sustainable Development in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13187&SEO=eclac-highlights-sustainable-development-in-cuba Port Spain, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The capacity and strength reached by Cuba to promote sustainable development, was recently highlighted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), said a diplomatic source here Monday. RPDK Evaluates Technical Tests of New Missile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13186&SEO=rpdk-evaluates-technical-tests-of-new-missile Pyongyang, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reported today that the target chased with the testing shot of the new medium and long range strategic missile Pukguksong-2, was to verify the technical aspects of the system. Colombian Guerrilla to Celebrate 53 Years of Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13185&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-to-celebrate-53-years-of-peace-talks Bogota, May 22 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP leader Timoleón Jiménez announced today that the Colombian guerrilla will celebrate the 53 years of its foundation with a talk about the peace process in one of the places where it is concentrated to disarm itself. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Los Muñequitos Celebrates 65 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13184&SEO=emblematic-cuban-rumba-group-los-munequitos-celebrates-65-years Matanzas, Cuba, May 22 (Prensa Latina) With 65 years and equal number of presentations in Cuban cities, the famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas celebrates its six and a half decades of life, Rafael Somavilla Provincial Center of Music (CPMRS) informed today. Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden Dies at 35 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13183&SEO=former-motogp-world-champion-nicky-hayden-dies-at-35 Cesena, Italy,May 22 (Prensa Latina) Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has died at the age of 35 following a cycling accident in Italy last week. Israeli Forces Injured 13 Palestinians During Demonstrations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13182&SEO=israeli-forces-injured-13-palestinians-during-demonstrations Ramallah, May 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 Palestinians were wounded today when Israeli troops fired on demonstrations in the occupied West Bank town of Ramallah. OIC Calls for Intensification of Actions Against Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13181&SEO=oic-calls-for-intensification-of-actions-against-cholera-in-yemen Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded today that the international community intensifies efforts to halt the cholera epidemic in Yemen, an Arab country that had been devastated by two years of war. Mystery of Milky Way's 'Alien-Megastructure' Star Unsolved http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13180&SEO=mystery-of-milky-ways-alien-megastructure-star-unsolved Washington, May 22 (Prensa Latina) In a distant spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy, some 1,480 light-years from Earth, a star, KIC 8462852, but informally called ''Tabby''s Star'' or ''Boyajian''s Star'' is acting in ways the world''s astronomy community has never seen before, defying all known explanations. Nigerian Troops Kill 13 Boko Haram Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13179&SEO=nigerian-troops-kill-13-boko-haram-terrorists Abuja, May 22 (Prensa Latina)Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram said today that they killed 13 terrorists. Jamaica to Assess Impact of Heavy Rains on Inflation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13178&SEO=jamaica-to-assess-impact-of-heavy-rains-on-inflation Kingston, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) will be assessing the impact of the torrential flood rains which lashed the island last week to determine whether its inflation forecast needs to be revised. Turkish Police Detain Two Hunger Striking Teachers in Raids http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13177&SEO=turkish-police-detain-two-hunger-striking-teachers-in-raids Ankara, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police detained two teachers who have been on hunger strike for more than two months protesting against a government crackdown in which they lost their jobs following last year''s failed coup, their lawyers said. José Martí Garden, is a Heart Beat of Cuba in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13176&SEO=jose-marti-garden-is-a-heart-beat-of-cuba-in-colombia Bogotá, May 22 (Prensa Latina) José Martí Garden, which today hosts some 300 children from a Bogota neighborhood, brought together educators, parents, and children who remembered the legacy of the writer and patriot distinguished as Cuba''s National Hero. Sri Lanka Makes Significant Changes in Ministerial Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13174&SEO=sri-lanka-makes-significant-changes-in-ministerial-cabinet Colombo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan government today announced significant changes to the cabinet, including the appointment of a new foreign minister and Finance Minister, the first reshuffling of the current presidency in office since 2015. First Salvadoran Cardinal Dedicates His Naming to Monsignor Romero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13173&SEO=first-salvadoran-cardinal-dedicates-his-naming-to-monsignor-romero San Salvador, May 22 (Prensa Latina) When Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chávez was told that Pope Francisco would name him Cardinal, above Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar himself, he thought it was too early to be joking. WTO Chief Defends Free Trade During Tokyo Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13172&SEO=wto-chief-defends-free-trade-during-tokyo-visit Tokyo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) ''Free trade creates jobs and boosts the economy so is important to increase the confidence in the multilateral system of trade and oppose protecionism'', the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said today in Tokyo. The Elders Ask Italy to Endorse Climate Accord at G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13171&SEO=the-elders-ask-italy-to-endorse-climate-accord-at-g-7-summit United Nations, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Experienced politicians from the so called The Elders group has urged today the Italian government to promote solidarity and commitment of the G-7 with the fight against climate change. Azarenka Announces Tennis Comeback http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13170&SEO=azarenka-announces-tennis-comeback Minsk, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka said today that she is ''ready to start competing'' again after the birth of her son and intends to target Wimbledon by taking part in one of grass events that precede it. Self Ventilating Workout Suit Keeps You Cool and Dry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13169&SEO=self-ventilating-workout-suit-keeps-you-cool-and-dry Washington, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have invented a latex fabric that opens ventilation flaps when your body gets hot and closes when we are cooler. This allows air to circulate, helping to remove sweat, and also to lower the body''s temperature. USA Urged Russia to Clarify Alleged Meddling in Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13168&SEO=usa-urged-russia-to-clarify-alleged-meddling-in-elections Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The United States reportedly asked Russia for clarification on an alleged involvement of hackers of this country in a penetration of the Democratic Party''s computer network. Accounting Focuses on International Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13167&SEO=accounting-focuses-on-international-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance begins today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of about 400 experts, to share the best experiences in this area. The World Celebrates International Biodiversity Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13166&SEO=the-world-celebrates-international-biodiversity-day Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Day of Biodiversity is celebrated today in all nations with the aim of increasing understanding and awareness of its protection. China and Cuba Review Cooperation in Telecommunications http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13165&SEO=china-and-cuba-review-cooperation-in-telecommunications Beijing, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Deputy Communications Minister, Jorge Luis Perdomo, and Chinese First Deputy Minister of the Cyberspace Administration, Wang Xiujun, have reviewed cooperation in this area here, it was reported today. Saudi Kingdom Stronger against Terrorism after Summits with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13164&SEO=saudi-kingdom-stronger-against-terrorism-after-summits-with-trump Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia said that President Donald Trump''s speech at the Arab-Islamic summit held here contained key indicators of the U.S. policy on the Middle East and the horizon of cooperation that exists today with those communities. South Africa Pinning Hopes on Eco-Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13162&SEO=south-africa-pinning-hopes-on-eco-tourism Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Eco-tourism is growing in popularity and making a greater contribution towards South Africa''s economic growth, Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, was quoted as saying. Uncontrollable Violence in Mexico, says Mexican Archdiocese http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13160&SEO=uncontrollable-violence-in-mexico-says-mexican-archdiocese Mexico, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Violence in Mexico is uncontrollable today, according to the weekly From the Faith of the Mexican Archdiocese in an editorial. South Africa number one recipient of Foreign Investment in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13159&SEO=south-africa-number-one-recipient-of-foreign-investment-in-africa Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) - South Africa continues to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the African continent, with an increase of 6.9% in 2016, Brand South Africa reported on Monday. Syrian Army Knocks Down Three US Drones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13158&SEO=syrian-army-knocks-down-three-us-drones Damascus, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units knocked down three American drones on the airspace of the mountainous region of Latakia province, bordering Turkey, military sources in Damascus today reported. Philippine President Seeks to Strengthen Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13157&SEO=philippine-president-seeks-to-strengthen-cooperation-with-russia Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits Russia today, seeking to strengthen cooperation in defense and security, as well as economic and commercial cooperation, especially in agriculture. Cuba to Be a Gateway to America with Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13156&SEO=cuba-to-be-a-gateway-to-america-with-gran-hotel-manzana-kempinski Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) We are very pleased that the gateway to the Americas is Cuba, Xavier , general director of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, which receives today its first customers in the Cuban capital, said. USA Finances Destabilizing Campaigns in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13155&SEO=usa-finances-destabilizing-campaigns-in-venezuela Por By Miguel Fernández MartínezCaracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) A group of influential right-wing politicians and artists in Venezuela are involved in programs funded by the United States government to stimulate violent actions aimed at overthrowing the Bolivarian government. Venezuelan Government Warns about Fascist Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13154&SEO=venezuelan-government-warns-about-fascist-trend Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government have warned today that right-wing groups are trying to impose a Nazi-fascist trend in the country, according to their actions in recent weeks. Iranian Foreign Minister Denies Trump Accusations from Saudi Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13153&SEO=iranian-foreign-minister-denies-trump-accusations-from-saudi-kingdom Tehran, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has bluntly denied accusations of US President Donald Trump from Saudi Arabia and ironically with the scenario and the circumstances where he made them. Pope Francis Expresses Concern for World Unemployment Rate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13152&SEO=pope-francis-expresses-concern-for-world-unemployment-rate Rome, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis said that unemployment Discussion on NAFTA Hits Headlines in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13150&SEO=discussion-on-nafta-hits-headlines-in-canada Ottawa, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The coming discussion of the North Dominican Jose Reyes Reaches, Then passes 2,000 Hit Plateau http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13149&SEO=dominican-jose-reyes-reaches-then-passes-2000-hit-plateau New York,May 21 (Prensa Latina) There was a time in Jose Reyes'' career when he thought he''d easily get to 2,000 hits. There was also a time when he wondered if he''d ever return to a Major League diamond. Nigierian Army Continues Offensive Against Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13148&SEO=nigierian-army-continues-offensive-against-boko-haram Abuja, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Army claim to have killed 9 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno,and of also destroying several weapon depots,and captured explosives and other military means. Libya: UN Chief Urges All Sides to Restore Calm,Stop Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13147&SEO=libya-un-chief-urges-all-sides-to-restore-calmstop-violence United Nations,May 21 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm, the UN chief''s spokesman said today. 'Kashmir is Ours,' Says Indian Minister, Promises Permanent Solution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13146&SEO=kashmir-is-ours-says-indian-minister-promises-permanent-solution New Delhi,May 21 (Prensa Latina) ''Kashmir is ours'' Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the Modi government will find a ''permanent solution'' to the Kashmir problem. Drake, Beyonce Early Winners at 2017 Billboard Music Awards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13145&SEO=drake-beyonce-early-winners-at-2017-billboard-music-awards Los Ángeles, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Drake will walk into the 2017 Billboard Music Awards already a winner: He earned 10 early awards Sunday morning. Singapore Supports Joint Efforts to Sustain TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13144&SEO=singapore-supports-joint-efforts-to-sustain-tpp Singapur,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Singapore ''supports the joint efforts'' of the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signatories to sustain the massive free trade deal, Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said today. Gulf States, US Ink Agreement For Center to Fight Terror Financing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13143&SEO=gulf-states-us-ink-agreement-for-center-to-fight-terror-financing Riad, May 21 (Prensa Latina) A center to fight terror financing is set to be established under a joint agreement between US and Gulf leaders. The Meyerowitz Stories Premieres in Competition at Cannes 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13141&SEO=the-meyerowitz-stories-premieres-in-competition-at-cannes-2017 París, May 21 (Prensa Latina)The Cannes International Film Festival is including the US film The Meyerowitz Stories,a material that generates division because it is distributed by Netflix. Sevilla Thrash Osasuna in Likely Sampaoli Finale http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13140&SEO=sevilla-thrash-osasuna-in-likely-sampaoli-finale Sevilla, Spain, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Jorge Sampaoli led Sevilla to a 5-0 thrashing of already-relegated Osasuna in what could be his final game at the helm. Russia Asks WTO to Look Into Sanctions by Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13139&SEO=russia-asks-wto-to-look-into-sanctions-by-ukraine Moscow,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has sent a request to the World Trade Organization asking to hold consultations over Ukraine''s sanctions against Moscow, in place since 2014, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin deliver the requesto to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo, during a ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Hanoi. China-Russia Oil Pipeline Delivers 100 Million Tonnes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13138&SEO=china-russia-oil-pipeline-delivers-100-million-tonnes Beijing,May 21 (Prensa Latina) A China-Russia oil pipeline has transported 100 million tonnes of crude oil in the five years since it began operations, local customs said today. Uribe´s Apology Worse than his Offense, Says Colombia Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13136&SEO=uribeas-apology-worse-than-his-offense-says-colombia-senator Bogota, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Ivan Cepeda, Senator from the Polo Democratico Alternativo party, said today that the apology issued by Colombian former President Alvaro Uribe is worse than his offense. Saudi King Discusses Trade and Military Cooperation with Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13135&SEO=saudi-king-discusses-trade-and-military-cooperation-with-donald-trump Riyadh, May 20 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia discussed today with US President Donald Trump the state of bilateral relations, particularly cooperation in the commercial and military sectors. Peculiar Festival Held to Protect Cuban Land Crabs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13134&SEO=peculiar-festival-held-to-protect-cuban-land-crabs Baracoa, Cuba, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Food, arts and environmental education merge today here in the Festival of Crabs, a peculiar initiative that has been held for nine years in this city to protect Cuban crabs. APEC Ministers Discuss Trade and Growth in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13133&SEO=apec-ministers-discuss-trade-and-growth-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The boost of an inclusive, innovator and sustainable growth, as well as the strengthening of competition in small and large companies are issues to be discussed during the meeting of ministers of trade in the forum of APEC, opened today here. Rouhani Wins Iran's Presidential Election with 57 Percent of Votes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13132&SEO=rouhani-wins-irans-presidential-election-with-57-percent-of-votes Tehran, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Moderate Hassan Rouhani will repeat as Iran''s head of state after being declared the winner of the presidential election with 57 percent of the votes, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli announced today. Temer Adds Another Accusation: Buying MPs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13131&SEO=temer-adds-another-accusation-buying-mps Brasilia, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Today, Brazilian President Michel Temer is buying up representatives in the Federal Chamber to approve their reforms, Alagoas lawmaker Givaldo Carimbao of the Humanist Solidarity Party (PHS) denounced. Former World Champion MotoGP Hayden Still in Critical Condition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13130&SEO=former-world-champion-motogp-hayden-still-in-critical-condition Rome, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden is still in critical condition at a hospital in the city of Cesena, where he was admitted three days ago with brain and chest injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Oscar López Rivera: the Struggle for Puerto Rico's Freedom Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13129&SEO=oscar-lopez-rivera-the-struggle-for-puerto-ricos-freedom-continues Por Nestor Rosa-MarbrellSan Juan, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Oscar López Rivera, who was released on May 17 after 36 years of imprisonment in the United States for his struggle for Puerto Rico''s independence, has become a symbol of inspiration for new generations of Puerto Ricans. Construction Begins on New Residential Area in Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13128&SEO=construction-begins-on-new-residential-area-in-syrian-capital Damascus, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis assessed the progress of a new housing project in the suburbs of Al Dimas, media reports said today in Damascus. Mexico Experiences the Most Acute General Crisis in Recent Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13127&SEO=mexico-experiences-the-most-acute-general-crisis-in-recent-years By Raúl García Alvarez Mexico, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is facing one of the sharpest economic, political and social crises of the last 10 years, José Humberto Montes de Oca, international secretary of the Mexican Electricians Union (SME), said today. Hassan Rouhani Reelected as Iran's President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13126&SEO=hassan-rouhani-reelected-as-irans-president Tehran, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Candidate Hassan Rouhani emerges today as Iran''s president, allowing him to take a second consecutive term of four years, according to preliminary results of the scrutiny that continues today. Venezuela Denounces Terrorist Violence at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13125&SEO=venezuela-denounces-terrorist-violence-at-un Geneva, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, denounced the violent and terrorist actions promoted in his country by fascist sectors that seek to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution, diplomatic sources said today. Argentine Court Denies 2x1 Benefit to another Convict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13124&SEO=argentine-court-denies-2x1-benefit-to-another-convict Buenos Aires, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo thanked the Federal Court of Justice for its decision to deny the benefit of the so-called 2x1 law to a convict of kidnapping, disappearance, and torture. Cuba: Baracoa Organizes Turnat 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13123&SEO=cuba-baracoa-organizes-turnat-2017 19 de mayo de 2017, 16:09Baracoa, Guantanamo, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Baracoa organizes the 11th International Event of Nature Tourism (Turnat 2017). Caricom Ratifies Support for Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13122&SEO=caricom-ratifies-support-for-venezuela 19 de mayo de 2017, 15:28Bridgetown, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Community of the Caribbean (Caricom) said that no pressure would make it withdraw the support for Venezuela, given the crisis triggered by the extreme right-wing, said today the website Caribbean 360. Swedish Prosecutor Office Drops Rape Charges Against Julian Assange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13119&SEO=swedish-prosecutor-office-drops-rape-charges-against-julian-assange Stockholm, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish prosecutor''s office announced today the closure of the investigation to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks site, for an alleged violation. World Cup 2022:Qatar Khalifa Stadium Ready Five Years Before Kick Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13118&SEO=world-cup-2022qatar-khalifa-stadium-ready-five-years-before-kick-off Doha,May 19 (Prensa Latina) Construction work has been completed at this iconic stadium which only highlights the speed at which Qatar is working towards delivering the World Cup 2022. How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13117&SEO=how-seven-centuries-of-muslim-rule-in-spain-came-to-an-end Londons,May 19 (Prensa Latina) The end of the last nazari kingdom in Granada that ended the muslim presence after seven centuries in the Ibero Peninsula is thje roots of todays tensions between Islam and the West,according to a study of Cambridge University. South Africa also Promoting Renewables for Its Energy Matrix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13116&SEO=south-africa-also-promoting-renewables-for-its-energy-matrix Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government will continue to invest in renewable sources as part of its energy mix, said Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi. Lavrov Criticizes Western Alliance Attack Against Syrian Forces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13115&SEO=lavrov-criticizes-western-alliance-attack-against-syrian-forces Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has lashed out today on the Western coalition''s attack against the Syrian army in the An-Tanfa region, which he considers violates the sovereignty of the Levantine state. Massive Turnout in Iranian Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13114&SEO=massive-turnout-in-iranian-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) A significant voter turnout marked today the twelfth presidential election of Iran in which the main candidates, the supreme leader, and other political and religious personalities exercised their suffrage. Venezuela Helps Rebuild in Cuba Houses Destroyed by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13113&SEO=venezuela-helps-rebuild-in-cuba-houses-destroyed-by-hurricane-matthew Maisi, Cuba May 19 (Prensa Latina) With the collaboration of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, about 200 more homes have been recovered in this Cuban eastern most territory that was hardly hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Colombian Teachers' Guild Denounces Attack Against its Headquarters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13112&SEO=colombian-teachers-guild-denounces-attack-against-its-headquarters Bogotá, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Educators Federation (FECODE), amidst the teachers'' stoppage that started 8 days ago, denounced today an aggression with an explosive device in front of its headquarters located in this capital. Caribbean Nations Stand By Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13111&SEO=caribbean-nations-stand-by-venezuela Bridgetown, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community Use of Fungus Increases Plant Growth, Mexican Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13110&SEO=use-of-fungus-increases-plant-growth-mexican-scientists Mexico, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Mexican scientists have found that two species of the fungus Trichoderma spp produce hormones that stimulate the growth of plants such as maize, beans, wheat, sorghum, canola, cotton, walnut and prickly pear. April 2017 Was Earth's Second Warmest in 137 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13109&SEO=april-2017-was-earths-second-warmest-in-137-years Washington, May 19 (Prensa Latina) April temperature and the first four months of 2017 marked the second warmest place in 137 years of record, the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports today. Private Company to Build First Geothermal Power Plant in Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13108&SEO=private-company-to-build-first-geothermal-power-plant-in-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Maximus Johnity Ongkili, said today that Malaysia''s first geothermal power plant will be built by Tawau Green Technology Sdn Bhd, without financial cost to the government. Sampaoli, Argentina's New Coach http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13107&SEO=sampaoli-argentinas-new-coach Madrid, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean soccer trainer Jorge Sampaoli announced today he will stop directing the Seville club, of the Spanish Soccer League, to become the DT of the Argentinean selection. Cuba Increases Human Milk Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13106&SEO=cuba-increases-human-milk-banks Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating today the World Human Milk Donation Day arranging the final details to open a tenth specialized center for this noble purpose. Jose Martí is Still Present More Than a Century After His Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13105&SEO=jose-marti-is-still-present-more-than-a-century-after-his-death Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several generations will pay tribute today in all the Cuban territory to the National Hero Jose Marti, fallen in combat 122 years ago, but with a permanent presence in the political ideology and ethical action of this Caribbean nation. Gas Accumulation Causes Explosions in Cartagena, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13103&SEO=gas-accumulation-causes-explosions-in-cartagena-colombia Bogota, May 19 (Prensa Latina) An inspection to the shipyards of Citemar and Astivick in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, where a triple explosion occurred two days ago killing seven people, said that the gas accumulation could be the cause of the incident. G20 Ministers in Favor of Female Employment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13101&SEO=g20-ministers-in-favor-of-female-employment Berlin, May 19 (Prensa Latina) G20 labor ministers have committed themselves today in favor of female employment to improve occupation, reduce wage gap, guarantee suitable working conditions, cut youth unemployment and promote immigrants'' integration. Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Promote Stronger Ties with Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13100&SEO=chile-colombia-mexico-and-peru-promote-stronger-ties-with-vietnam Hanoi, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are intending to give a new impetus to their relationships with Vietnam through a series of activities next week that will facilitate greater knowledge of their economies, including trade and other areas. After a stagnant 2016, South Africa Will Grow 1% this Year, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13099&SEO=after-a-stagnant-2016-south-africa-will-grow-1-this-year-imf-says Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Gross Domestic Product will grow 1% this year, following a stagnant 2016, according to a new forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Russia Denounces US Distortions about Syrian Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13098&SEO=russia-denounces-us-distortions-about-syrian-reality Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced US manipulations today on Syria events, including unproven accusations against the government of that country for alleged use of chemical weapons. Venezuelan Customs Confiscates Items for Violent Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13095&SEO=venezuelan-customs-confiscates-items-for-violent-groups Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Superintendent of the National Integrated Tax and Customs Administration (SENIAT), José David Cabello, confirmed the retention of equipment from abroad, intended for violent protests organized by ultra-right parties. Temer Clings to Mandate with Expiration Date http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13094&SEO=temer-clings-to-mandate-with-expiration-date Brasilia, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer, haunted by the biggest political scandal that has shaken Brazil, is clinging to a mandate that experts here consider is closed to its expiration date: June 6. Syria Denounces US-Led Coalition Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13093&SEO=syria-denounces-us-led-coalition-attack Damascus, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Armed Forces has denounced today that the attack on Syrian Army positions at the Al Tanf region is an evidence of the falsehood with which the U.S.-led International Coalition is acting. Iranian President and Supreme Leader Vote in Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13092&SEO=iranian-president-and-supreme-leader-vote-in-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian head of State, Hassan Rouhani, and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast their votes on Friday in the presidential election, in which the former is running for reelection. Venezuelan FM Rejects US Sanctions against Judges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13091&SEO=venezuelan-fm-rejects-us-sanctions-against-judges Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has denounced the unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department against eight judges of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of this South American nation. Canadian FM to Visit Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13090&SEO=canadian-fm-to-visit-mexico-next-week Ottawa, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will visit Mexico next week to discuss the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of which the US is also a member, official sources said here. WHO Announces First Ebola Vaccine Tests in DRC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13089&SEO=who-announces-first-ebola-vaccine-tests-in-drc Geneva, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has today said that it is set to test the first global vaccine against Ebola in Africa, second outbreak of which is currently affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Jamaica to Prioritize Restoration of Access to Flooded Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13088&SEO=jamaica-to-prioritize-restoration-of-access-to-flooded-communities Kingston, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The government of Jamaica will prioritize the restoration of the access to the communities most affected by the floods reported in this country, as part of the recovery efforts, The Observer informed today. Presidential Trip to Mali Sparks off Criticism in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13087&SEO=presidential-trip-to-mali-sparks-off-criticism-in-france Paris, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The French President, Emmanuel Macron, is due to travels today to Mali to meet with some France´s military officers who are serving abroad, a trip that has sparked off lots of criticism by the number of journalists who were covering such an event. Domadores Ready to Defeat Tigers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13086&SEO=domadores-ready-to-defeat-tigers Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Cuban boxing franchise participating in the 2017 edition of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) assured that they are ready today overcome the challenge in the match against the Uzbekistan Tigers in the quarterfinals of the 4th edition. Cuba Sets Out Its Experience in Drug Policies at CELAC-EU Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13085&SEO=cuba-sets-out-its-experience-in-drug-policies-at-celac-eu-meeting Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Claudio Ramos, director of the Cuban Ministry of Justice´s International Relations, has today set out the nation''s experiences in drug policy at the High-Level Meeting of CELAC-EU Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism. Lava Jato Ex-Rapporteur´s Son Calls for Temer´s Impeachment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13084&SEO=lava-jato-ex-rapporteuras-son-calls-for-temeras-impeachment Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Francisco Zavascki, son of the anti-corruption Lava Jato operation ex-rapporteur Teori Zavascki, has today called for Brazilian President Michel Temer´s impeachment and also said that his father could have been assassinated. Cuban Female Cyclist Sierra Leader of LAm Ranking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13083&SEO=cuban-female-cyclist-sierra-leader-of-lam-ranking Aigle, Switzerland, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra, running for the team of Astana Women, went up 8 places in the female cycling ranking of the International Cycling Union, leading the female Latin American pedalists in the order of the list. Venezuela and Russia to Strengthen Strategic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13082&SEO=venezuela-and-russia-to-strengthen-strategic-ties Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have today held a telephone conversation in which they agreed to strengthen the strategic relationship between both nations. Inaugurated in Cuba International Meeting of Customs Directors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13081&SEO=inaugurated-in-cuba-international-meeting-of-customs-directors Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The head of the General Customs of Cuba, Pedro Pérez, opened today the 38th Meeting of National Directors of Customs of Latin America, Spain and Portugal, in the 1930 hall of the Hotel Nacional. Ethiopia: Supreme Court Sentences 23 People Linked to Al Shabab http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13080&SEO=ethiopia-supreme-court-sentences-23-people-linked-to-al-shabab Addis Abeba, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Ethiopian Federal Supreme Court sentenced 23 people with up to 15 years of prison because of their possible participation in a complot for terrorist attacks, after contacting organizations Al Qaeda and Al Shabab. Brazil Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation into Michel Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13079&SEO=brazil-supreme-court-authorizes-investigation-into-michel-temer Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Edson Fachin decided today to investigate Brazilian President Michel Temer for attempting to obstruct justice by endorsing the payment for the silence of former leader of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha. Cuba: Business Fair Faciliates Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13078&SEO=cuba-business-fair-faciliates-exchange Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair of Cuba, is a sample of the possibilities giving the chance for direct exchange among Cuban enterprises to facilitate work among the Cuban economic actors. Lucia, Emblematic Cuban Film in Cannes Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13077&SEO=lucia-emblematic-cuban-film-in-cannes-film-festival Paris, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The film Lucia, considered one of the masterpieces of cinema in Cuba, will be screened in a restored version during the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which is now living its second session in France. CELAC-EU Meeting on Drugs was Inaugurated in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13076&SEO=celac-eu-meeting-on-drugs-was-inaugurated-in-argentina Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentine Deputy Foreign Minister Pedro Villagra ratified today his country''s fight against drug trafficking by leaving open the sessions of the 19th High Level Meeting of the Coordination Mechanism and cooperation between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, in Spanish) and the European Union On drugs. Cuba Encourages National and Foreign Investments in Mariel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13075&SEO=cuba-encourages-national-and-foreign-investments-in-mariel Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban enterprises will now be able to take more advantage from the opportunities for businesses in the Special Development Zone of Mariel (ZED) in the west of Cuba, said Ana Teresa Igarza, ZED general director Thursday. Syrian President Receives Iraqi Special Envoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13073&SEO=syrian-president-receives-iraqi-special-envoy Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with National Security adviser Faleh al-Fayad and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, according to media reports in Damascus. Milos Raonic Cruises into Italian Open Quarter Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13072&SEO=milos-raonic-cruises-into-italian-open-quarter-finals Rome, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Milos Raonic will face German Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals after beating Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2. Jury Finds Tulsa Police Officer Not Guilty in Shooting of Unarmed Man http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13071&SEO=jury-finds-tulsa-police-officer-not-guilty-in-shooting-of-unarmed-man Washington, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Betty Shelby, the Tulsa police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, was found not guilty Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter. Didier Deschamps Omits Karim Benzema From France Squad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13070&SEO=didier-deschamps-omits-karim-benzema-from-france-squad París,May 18 (Prensa Latina) France coach Didier Deschamps has omitedcalled Karim Benzema from the next 3 games and said ''a squad comes before everything''. WHO Raises Death Toll in Cholera Outbreak in Yemen to 222 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13069&SEO=who-raises-death-toll-in-cholera-outbreak-in-yemen-to-222 Sanaa, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the death toll from the cholera outbreak in Yemen to 222. Japan's Abe, S. Korean Envoy Agree to Resume Diplomatic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13068&SEO=japans-abe-s.-korean-envoy-agree-to-resume-diplomatic-relations Tokyo,May 18 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a special envoy of South Korea''s newly-elected President Moon Jae-in agreed in talks Thursday to resume the shuttle diplomacy between the leaders of both countries. Evo Morales Greets Freed Puerto Rican Independence Activist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13067&SEO=evo-morales-greets-freed-puerto-rican-independence-activist La Paz, May 18 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has welcomed today the release of Puerto Rican independence activist, Oscar Lopez Rivera, after spending nearly 36 years at a U.S. prison. China Succeeds in Mining Combustible Ice in South China Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13065&SEO=china-succeeds-in-mining-combustible-ice-in-south-china-sea Beijing, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts have managed to collect samples of combustible ice in the South China Sea, a substantial progress for the global energy revolution, Minister of Land and Resources, Jiang Daming, said. Cuban Recreational Sailing Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13064&SEO=cuban-recreational-sailing-increases Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The celebration this week of the 25th anniversary of the International Yacht Club Ernest Hemingway of Cuba, besides being a novelty, represents an additional support to the growing spiral of the island''s tourism. Losing a Friend Brings Wild Birds Closer Together http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13063&SEO=losing-a-friend-brings-wild-birds-closer-together London,May 18 (Prensa Latina) A New Oxford University research has revealed that instead of grieving, wild birds appear to adjust to the loss of a flockmate by increasing both the number and intensity of their relationships with other birds. Turkey Prepares a Cyber Army Against Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13062&SEO=turkey-prepares-a-cyber-army-against-cyber-attacks Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey is preparing a ''cyber army'' against possible computer threats, Minister of Transport and Communications, Ahmet Arslan, said today referring to the recent global WannaCry ''ransomware'' attack that infected more than 300,000 computers. Talks on Teachers' Strike Resumed in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13061&SEO=talks-on-teachers-strike-resumed-in-colombia Bogota, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The talks between the teachers'' union and the Ministry of Education of Colombia will be resumed today in an effort to seek a solution to the one-week-long strike. Cuba and U.S. to Study Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13060&SEO=cuba-and-u.s.-to-study-coral-reefs Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Cuba and the United States started a joint expedition to study the deep coral reefs surrounding the Caribbean island, the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) reported on Thursday. Brazilian PSDB Leader, Aécio Neves, Loses Mandate as Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13059&SEO=brazilian-psdb-leader-aecio-neves-loses-mandate-as-senator Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) and former presidential candidate defeated in 2014, Aécio Neves, was deprived today of his mandate as a federal senator and could go to prison for obstruction of justice. USA Denies Visa to Cuban University Students http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13058&SEO=usa-denies-visa-to-cuban-university-students Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Government has reportedly denied visa to a group of Cuban students who scheduled to participate in the finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest at the Association of Computing Machinery. South Africa's Govt. Invests on Youth Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13057&SEO=south-africas-govt.-invests-on-youth-development Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government has allocated 32 million USD to the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to use it primarily on youth entrepreneurship and the National Youth Service Program, SA News reported. Venezuela's Opposition Was Accused of Promoting an Armed Insurgency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13056&SEO=venezuelas-opposition-was-accused-of-promoting-an-armed-insurgency Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Secretary of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Eduardo Piñate, accused today extremist sectors of the Democratic Unity Roundtable of promoting an armed insurgency in the South American nation. Coup by the Corrupt Crumbles in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13055&SEO=coup-by-the-corrupt-crumbles-in-brazil Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The possibility that President Michel Temer goes to prison for obstructing justice is perceived here today as a clear sign of the collapse of the parliamentary-judicial coup d''état perpetrated by a gang of corrupt politicians against Dilma Rousseff. Mexico Without Funds to Protect Journalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13054&SEO=mexico-without-funds-to-protect-journalists Mexico, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government did not allocate funds this year to the Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, who have been victims of several crimes in 2017, it was reported today. Day of Reflection Prior to Presidential Elections in Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13053&SEO=day-of-reflection-prior-to-presidential-elections-in-iran Tehran, May 18 (Prensa Latina) With a call from their supreme leader to conceive the voting as an act to reinforce unity, peace and security, Iranians are reflecting today about their main problems and aspirations, on the eve of presidential elections. Turkey Asks US to Dismiss Its Official Responsible against IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13052&SEO=turkey-asks-us-to-dismiss-its-official-responsible-against-is Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey has demanded today the removal of U.S. representative at the Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, for his support to the Kurdish militias established in northern Syria. Demonstration of Support for Venezuela in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13051&SEO=demonstration-of-support-for-venezuela-in-south-africa Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Affiliates of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) as well as the Communist Party, have called for a demonstration of support for Venezuela in Pretoria. Russia Rejects Interference in Venezuela's Internal Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13050&SEO=russia-rejects-interference-in-venezuelas-internal-affairs Moscow, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reiterated today its rejection of foreign interference in Venezuela''s internal affairs and called for a national dialogue in that country with full respect for the Constitution and among all political forces. APEC Forum Addresses Financial Cooperation Priorities in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13049&SEO=apec-forum-addresses-financial-cooperation-priorities-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the APEC Forum analyze today the economic and financial prospects of Asia-Pacific at a meeting in the northern Vietnamese province of Ninh Binh, prior to a ministerial meeting in October. Venezuela Denounces Paramilitary Attacks in Tachira http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13048&SEO=venezuela-denounces-paramilitary-attacks-in-tachira Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) of Venezuela have condemned in a communiqué the attacks on military and police installations by paramilitary groups in the state of Tachira, near the border with Colombia. Terrorists Massacre 30 People in Syrian Region of Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13047&SEO=terrorists-massacre-30-people-in-syrian-region-of-hama Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Terrorists of the Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arabic, have massacred about 30 people, mostly children and women, in Akareb, in Hama province, military sources confirmed today. Macron Was Urged to Maintain France-Russia Positive Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13046&SEO=macron-was-urged-to-maintain-france-russia-positive-dialogue 18 de mayo de 2017, 08:28Moscow, May 18 (Prensa Latina) French President, Emmanuel Macron, should maintain a positive dialogue with Russia instead of seeking a confrontation, French Prime Minister, Emeric Shoprad, said today. Growing Presence of Invasive Species Threatens the Mediterranean Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13045&SEO=growing-presence-of-invasive-species-threatens-the-mediterranean-sea 18 de mayo de 2017, 00:24Rome, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The increasing presence of invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea, as a result of climate change and anthropization, is currently threatening the biological diversity in such ecosystem. Immigration Arrests Rise 38 Percent in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13044&SEO=immigration-arrests-rise-38-percent-in-usa 18 de mayo de 2017, 00:22Washington, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Arrests of over 41,000 illegal immigrants by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since late January have jumped 38 percent. Young Pianists to Converge in Havana for Fifth Consecutive Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13043&SEO=young-pianists-to-converge-in-havana-for-fifth-consecutive-year 18 de mayo de 2017, 00:20Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign instrumentalists will gather in Havana from May 31 to June 7 at the 5th Meeting of Young Pianists, organizers informed today. Humboldt National Park Recovers its Natural Charm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13042&SEO=humboldt-national-park-recovers-its-natural-charm 18 de mayo de 2017, 00:18Baracoa, Cuba, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Seven months after the course of Hurricane Matthew by the east of Cuba, the Humboldt National Park (PNAH) is recovering its natural charm and welcomes those who are now visiting it. Cuba, Suriname to Discuss Issues on Child Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13041&SEO=cuba-suriname-to-discuss-issues-on-child-protection Paramaribo, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Suriname and Cuba will exchange experiences to solve the problems of comprehensive protection of children and adolescents, diplomatic sources in the island reported today. Assassination of Another Mexican Journalist Reported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13040&SEO=assassination-of-another-mexican-journalist-reported Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Hector Jonathan Rodriguez, a 26-year-old reporter for El Costeño weelky magazine in Autlan de Navarro, in the state of Jalisco, was shot dead, his father Hector Rodriguiez, director of the publication, confirmed today. Messages on WhatsApp Fail for a Second Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13039&SEO=messages-on-whatsapp-fail-for-a-second-time Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) WhatsApp, the messaging application by Internet with more than 2 billion users all over the world, presented once again problems in its service this month, this time the 2nd. Sweden Investigates Fires Recorded at Immigrant Centers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13038&SEO=sweden-investigates-fires-recorded-at-immigrant-centers Stockholm, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Swedish authorities are currently investigating into the causes of three fires recorded today at migrant and refugee centers in the south of the country, the police reported. International Fair Cubadisco Proposes a Varied Cultural Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13037&SEO=international-fair-cubadisco-proposes-a-varied-cultural-program Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) With the presentation of the Brazilian band Damas de Ferro, opened today its doors in this capital the fairground Cubadisco 2017, which will host until May 21 a varied cultural program. Positive Result by Cuba at 2017 Buenos Aires Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13036&SEO=positive-result-by-cuba-at-2017-buenos-aires-book-fair Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The book ''The Golden Age,'' by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, was one of the most sought after books by Argentinian readers that stopped by the stand from the island nation at the Buenos Aires literary fair. Venezuelan Minister Announces Detention of Colombian Paramilitaries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13035&SEO=venezuelan-minister-announces-detention-of-colombian-paramilitaries Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol announced today the arrest of six Colombian paramilitaries who participated in the vandal acts perpetrated on the eve of extremist factions of the right in Táchira state. Philippine Troops kill Nearly 150 Abu Sayyaf Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13034&SEO=philippine-troops-kill-nearly-150-abu-sayyaf-terrorists Manila, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 150 Abu Sayyaf terrorists have been killed in offensive operations by Philippine troops in the southern region of the nation since January 2017, according to official releases. Peña Nieto Announces Measures to Protect Journalists and Activists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13033&SEO=pena-nieto-announces-measures-to-protect-journalists-and-activists Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Wednesday measures to protect journalists and human rights defenders in the nation, after the number of murdered journalists, increased to 6 this year. Bolivian Senate Passes Growing Subsidies for the Elderly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13032&SEO=bolivian-senate-passes-growing-subsidies-for-the-elderly La Paz, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Senate has today passed a bill to increase the Dignity Income, a subsidy granted by local Government to the elderly. US Former Analyst Chelsea Manning Released from Prison http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13031&SEO=us-former-analyst-chelsea-manning-released-from-prison Washington, May 17 (Prensa Latina) U.S. intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning was released from jail today after former President Barack Obama issued a commutation last January of a 35-year prison sentence for sending secret files to the WikiLeaks portal. Italian Parliament Approves Law against Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13030&SEO=italian-parliament-approves-law-against-cyber-attack Rome, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Parliament approved a legislation Wednesday to fight all the forms for cyber attack, by 432 votes in favour and only one abstention in the Deputy Chamber, after being analyzed and approved by the Senate in September last year. Venezuela Calls Spain for Stopping Attacks on Diplomatic Offices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13029&SEO=venezuela-calls-spain-for-stopping-attacks-on-diplomatic-offices Madrid, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea, has today demanded the Spanish conservative government to crack down on the unusual step-up of attacks on its diplomatic offices and representatives registered in Spain. Bolivia Changed with Hydrocarbon Nationalization, Says President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13028&SEO=bolivia-changed-with-hydrocarbon-nationalization-says-president La Paz, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales asserted today that nationalizing hydrocarbons had changed for good the situation in Bolivia, putting the benefits of the sector in the interest of the people. Cybercrimes Cause Million-Dollar Losses in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13027&SEO=cybercrimes-cause-million-dollar-losses-in-mexico Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cybercrimes are currently costing Mexico about $4 billions a year, despite the government presented the National Digital Strategy, it was reported today. Swedish Prosecutor to Assess Assange Case http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13026&SEO=swedish-prosecutor-to-assess-assange-case Stockholm, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Attorney''s Office announced today that it will give a press conference on Friday to review the investigation into alleged violation by Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website. Argentinean del Potro Goes to Eighth Finals in Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13025&SEO=argentinean-del-potro-goes-to-eighth-finals-in-rome Rome, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Alejandro del Porto, number 34 in the ranking of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), defeated British Kyle Edmund (53 in the ATP ranking) in two sets, 7-5 and 6-4 in the Master 1000 Tournament, on clay court. Puerto Rican Independence Fighter Oscar Lopez Thanks Cuba Support http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13024&SEO=puerto-rican-independence-fighter-oscar-lopez-thanks-cuba-support Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican independence leader Oscar López Rivera thanked Cuba and his people for all the support given to the campaign for their freedom, definitively achieved today. Syria Committed to Humanitarian Principles, Says Deputy FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13023&SEO=syria-committed-to-humanitarian-principles-says-deputy-fm Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Syria is committed to humanitarian principles, said deputy foreign minister, Faisal Al Miqdad during a specialized course of the Diplomatic Insitute held here in Damascus. UN Security Council Holds Venezuela Consultations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13021&SEO=un-security-council-holds-venezuela-consultations United Nations, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council holds today its first closed-door consultations on the situation in Venezuela, a meeting requested by the United States. Afrobeat Legend Smashes World Record For Longest Note on Saxo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13020&SEO=afrobeat-legend-smashes-world-record-for-longest-note-on-saxo Abuja, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian Femi Kuti has broken the World record for the longest single note held on a saxophone at the New Africa Shrine. Islamic State Attacks Afghanistan TV station, Multiple Casualties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13019&SEO=islamic-state-attacks-afghanistan-tv-station-multiple-casualties Kabul, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State today claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a television station in Afghanistan''s that killed 10 persons and injured 24. Kroos, Muller Ozil Among Stars Left Out of Germany Confed Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13018&SEO=kroos-muller-ozil-among-stars-left-out-of-germany-confed-cup Berlín, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Joachim Low has opted to rest his biggest stars this summer in a bid to keep them fresh for a World Cup year in 2018. Cuba Implements Program to Increase Coffee Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13017&SEO=cuba-implements-program-to-increase-coffee-production Guantanamo, Cuba May 17 (Prensa Latina) Coffee production in Cuba is reportedly undergoing progressive growth thanks to the strategies implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI). Russian Writer Awarded for Book on Raúl Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13016&SEO=russian-writer-awarded-for-book-on-raul-castro Moscow, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Retired Lieutenant General and Doctor in Historical Sciences Nikolai Leonov personally received the Reader''s Grand Prize today for his book ''Raúl Castro: A Man in Revolution'' at a ceremony at the Cuban embassy in this country. Cuban Doctors Carry Love, Health to Ecuador Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13015&SEO=cuban-doctors-carry-love-health-to-ecuador-communities Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 17 (Prensa Latina) A program to bring culture and well-being to the most remote communities in Ecuador develops Primary Health Care Technicians (TAPS) and members of the Cuban Medical Mission in that South American country. Cuban Companies Interact in Havana Business Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13014&SEO=cuban-companies-interact-in-havana-business-fair Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair in Cuba continues today its exhibition at Expocuba capital fairground, a scenario where Cuban companies participate in identifying potentialities with the country''s economic players. Environmental Contingency Continues in Mexican Valley http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13013&SEO=environmental-contingency-continues-in-mexican-valley Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis determined that Phase 1 of Environmental Contingency in the Valley of Mexico will continue, where high levels of pollution persist. Ecuador FM Higlights Government Achievements in Foreign Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13012&SEO=ecuador-fm-higlights-government-achievements-in-foreign-policy Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian foreign minister, Guillaume Long highlighted the policies implemented by the national government in foreign policy that allow the country to show solid advances in relations and exchange with the rest of the world. Fights in the Central African Republic; Mass Grave Found http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13011&SEO=fights-in-the-central-african-republic-mass-grave-found Bangui, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The confessional violence last weekend killed 115 people in the Central African Republic, where humanitarian sources said here today that they have found a mass grave with 34 corpses. Venezuela Celebrates Release of Puerto Rican Fighter Lopez Rivera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13010&SEO=venezuela-celebrates-release-of-puerto-rican-fighter-lopez-rivera Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has celebrated today the definitive release of leader Oscar Lopez Rivera, after 35 years in U.S prison for fighting for the independence in Puerto Rico. Street Pots and Protest in Argentina Due to Food Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13009&SEO=street-pots-and-protest-in-argentina-due-to-food-emergency Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Argentines belonging to the social platform Barrios de Pie are protesting today in this capital and in the so-called Buenos Aires conurbation in protest of the urgent declaration of the food emergency at the national level. Trump Rejects Main Demands of Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13008&SEO=trump-rejects-main-demands-of-turkey Ankara, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The government of Turkey today presented as an achievement the results of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although none of Ankara''s main demands were met. Venezuelan People Support Constituent Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13007&SEO=venezuelan-people-support-constituent-process Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Venezuelans gathered today in Morelos Square, in this capital, to march to the Miraflores Palace (the seat of the government) and express their support for President Nicolas Maduro''s call for a National Constituent Assembly. Forests Cover 31.1 Percent of the Cuban Archipelago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13006&SEO=forests-cover-31.1-percent-of-the-cuban-archipelago Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached in 2016, 31.1 percent of forest rate 0.5 higher than the previous year) a figure that confirms the trend towards the progressive growth of the area covered by forests registered in the last five years. Mexico Condemns Impunity of Crimes Against Journalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13005&SEO=mexico-condemns-impunity-of-crimes-against-journalists Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The vast majority of crimes against journalists in Mexico remain unpunished, La Jornada reported today. Cuba for the Control of Patients with Arterial Hypertension http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13004&SEO=cuba-for-the-control-of-patients-with-arterial-hypertension Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health authorities work to control arterial hypertension (AHT), after several years of progress in identifying patients with this disease, which affects almost a third of the population. Oscar López Rivera Thanks the Efforts of the Puerto Rican People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13003&SEO=oscar-lopez-rivera-thanks-the-efforts-of-the-puerto-rican-people San Juan, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Independence leader Oscar López Rivera thanked the Puerto Rican people for all their efforts to gain his freedom, which he enjoys since this morning after 36 years in prison. Nicaraguan Minister Travels to Spain to Boost Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13001&SEO=nicaraguan-minister-travels-to-spain-to-boost-trade Managua, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan minister of Industry and Trade, Orlando Solorzano, is traveling to Spain today in order to boost investments and commercial exchange between the two nations, announced Vice President of the Republic, Rosario Murillo. Colombian Gov't, ELN Resume Peace Talks in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13000&SEO=colombian-govt-eln-resume-peace-talks-in-ecuador Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), another important guerrilla movement in Colombia, are resuming peace talks today in Ecuador to end an armed conflict that has been going on for decades. China, Russia for More Cooperation in Training Sports Talents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12999&SEO=china-russia-for-more-cooperation-in-training-sports-talents Beijing, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Olympic International University of Russia will establish a campus in this capital to increase training of sports talents, noted Boris Titov, co-president of the Committee of Friendship, Peace and Development with China. Angola to Create State's Strategic Food Reserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12998&SEO=angola-to-create-states-strategic-food-reserve Luanda, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Angola will create by late June the Strategic Food Reserve of the State, to guarantee the supply of basic foodstuffs before possible eventualities, the media reported today. Trade Unions Pressure Senators against Labor Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12997&SEO=trade-unions-pressure-senators-against-labor-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s most representative trade unions called collective visits to the cabinets of federal senators today to abort the debate on the questioned labor reform and establish a negotiation table. Dozens of Civilians Leave Area Near Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12996&SEO=dozens-of-civilians-leave-area-near-syrian-capital Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of civilians have left Arbin, in East Goutta, where terrorist groups are fighting each other, according to information released today in news media and social networks. Syrian Gov't Approves Projects and Development in Several Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12995&SEO=syrian-govt-approves-projects-and-development-in-several-sectors Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a budget of four million 600 thousand dollars to support service and development projects in various sectors in the provinces of Sweida, Latakia, and Damascus. APEC Officials Meet in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12994&SEO=apec-officials-meet-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the 21 territories making up the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) have met here today, to discuss the progress made in implementing the Lima Declaration on the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area, among other issues. Congo Opens Major Oil Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12993&SEO=congo-opens-major-oil-project Brazzaville, May 17 (Prensa Latina) As part of its ongoing oil development strategy, Congo opened the Moho-North extraction oilfield, which is expected to pump some 140,000 barrels daily. Abdominal Obesity Increases Risk of Brain Stroke in Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12992&SEO=abdominal-obesity-increases-risk-of-brain-stroke-in-women Madrid, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Abdominal obesity increases the risk of having an ischemic stroke, with a greater impact on women, said a research published today by the European Journal of Neurology. UN WFP Receives Chinese Help for Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12991&SEO=un-wfp-receives-chinese-help-for-refugees Nairobi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives in Kenya for the UN World Food Program (WFP) received 5 million dollars from the government of China to help 420,000 African refugees in camps at the north of Kenya. Jamaica Allocates Million Funds to Areas Affected by the Rain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12990&SEO=jamaica-allocates-million-funds-to-areas-affected-by-the-rain Kingston, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican authorities will allocate US $ 175 million of this country (US $ 1. 360 000) for the recovery of the areas affected by the rains in recent weeks, official sources reported today. European Deputies Demand to Get Food Waste under Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12989&SEO=european-deputies-demand-to-get-food-waste-under-control Brussels, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Europeans throw around 173 kilograms of food to the trash can every year, regional parliament deputies said and demanded that the European Union (EU) put a stop to food waste and explicitly authorize donations. Venezuelan FM Accuses Opposition Activist of Favoring Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12988&SEO=venezuelan-fm-accuses-opposition-activist-of-favoring-interference Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused today the opposition activist Lilian Tintory of making a tour to promote interference by international organizations or foreign powers in the South American nation. Cuba Makes Victorious Debut at Under-21 Pan American http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12987&SEO=cuba-makes-victorious-debut-at-under-21-pan-american Alberta, Canada, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban under-21 male volleyball team made its debut with a victory 3-0 against Chile at the Pan American Cup in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. UN Recognizes Colombian Government and FARC-EP Pledge to Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12986&SEO=un-recognizes-colombian-government-and-farc-ep-pledge-to-peace United Nations, May 16, (Prensa Latina)The UN Security Council has today acknowledged Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) pledge to peace, following an official visit to the South American nation to assess their compliance with the agreement aimed at stopping the internal conflict. Increased Drugs Production and Consumption in Dominican Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12984&SEO=increased-drugs-production-and-consumption-in-dominican-republic Santo Domingo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Despite the efforts by anti-narcotics agencies, people are increasingly producing and consuming drugs, Dominican President Danilo Medina said today. Venezuela Supports Extension of Oil Cut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12983&SEO=venezuela-supports-extension-of-oil-cut Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela expressed today its support for Russia and Saudi Arabia''s proposal to extend for nine months the agreement to which 24 countries committed seeking to reduce oil production by almost 1.8 million barrels a day. Muslim Summit with Trump will Be Historic, Says Saudi King http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12982&SEO=muslim-summit-with-trump-will-be-historic-says-saudi-king Riyadh, May 16 (Prensa Latina) King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz, said today that the meeting that US President Donald Trump will hold here with leaders of around 30 Arab and Islamic countries will be successful in increasing cooperation. Quality, Main Concern for Cuban Hotels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12981&SEO=quality-main-concern-for-cuban-hotels Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities showed the quality of their investments and services, during the 2nd and last day of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Conferences (SAHIC). Unesco Director Condemns Assassination of Mexican Journalist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12980&SEO=unesco-director-condemns-assassination-of-mexican-journalist Paris, May 16 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO General Director Irina Bokova condemned the murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez and reminded the need to promote a greater protection for journalists in the world. Spanish Congress Condemned Justice Minister for Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12979&SEO=spanish-congress-condemned-justice-minister-for-corruption Madrid, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Congress of Deputies condemned today Rafael Catala, Minister of Justice, for government interference in multiple corruption cases affecting the President Mariano Rajoy´s conservative Popular Party (PP). Attacks against Police in Venezuelan Tachira State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12977&SEO=attacks-against-police-in-venezuelan-tachira-state Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Governor of the Venezuelan state of Tachira, Jose Gregorio Vielma, denounced today several attacks and acts of violence carried out against police authorities in that territory, and the perpetrators were supposed opposition activists. Morales Deplores OAS Silence on Killing of Mexican Journalist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12978&SEO=morales-deplores-oas-silence-on-killing-of-mexican-journalist La Paz, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales deplored today the silence of Luis Almagro, Secretary of the Organization of American States (OAS), on the killing of Mexican journalist Javier Valdes. Eusebio Leal Highlights Havana's Features in Tourism Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12976&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-havanas-features-in-tourism-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Historian of Havana city Eusebio Leal Spengler described today this city as ''a state of mind'' in his speech at the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (Sahic), attended by 200 experts from 20 countries. Ecuador's Soon-to-be President to Rule from Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12975&SEO=ecuadors-soon-to-be-president-to-rule-from-dialogue Quito, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorean President-elect Lenin Moreno, when receiving his credentials from the National Electoral Council (CNE), said that he considered himself as the president of all and will be the president of the dialogue. Greek Unions Protest New Austerity Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12974&SEO=greek-unions-protest-new-austerity-measures Athens, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Greek unions began a series of strikes against a recent agreement between the government and the country''s creditors, which includes new austerity measures. DPRK Clears Objectives of Missile Launching Test http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12973&SEO=dprk-clears-objectives-of-missile-launching-test Pyongyang, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People Republic of Korea (DPRK) defended its position after making its latest ballistic missile launching test, considering it a part of the process to improve the national defense capacity, because of constant threatening by the US. Eusebio Leal Highlights Qualities of Havana in Tourist Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12972&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-qualities-of-havana-in-tourist-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Havana Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler regarded the city of Havana positively, in an appearance in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), before 200 experts from 20 countries. Cuba Creates Medicine to Counteract Alzheimer Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12971&SEO=cuba-creates-medicine-to-counteract-alzheimer-progress Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba creates medicine that seeks to delay the progress of Alzheimer, expressed health officials here on Thursday, when announcing that that the drug, called NeuroEpo, will undergo clinical trials for the first time in humans. US-led Coalition Air Strike in Syria Kills Over 50 People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12970&SEO=us-led-coalition-air-strike-in-syria-kills-over-50-people Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has today denounced the US-led coalition air strike killing over 50 people in the regions of the provinces of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Rafael Correa Welcomes Colombian Peace Teams, ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12969&SEO=rafael-correa-welcomes-colombian-peace-teams-eln Quito, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa welcomed today the leaders of the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) team involved in negotiations for a peace agreement in the South American country. Bullying Affects Heart Health of the Victim and the Agressor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12968&SEO=bullying-affects-heart-health-of-the-victim-and-the-agressor Washington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Psycho-social and heart problems might arise as consequence of school harassment or ''bullying'', since it affects both the victim and his or her aggressor, a study published at a specialized magazine points out. Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue Cases Increase in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12967&SEO=zika-chikungunya-dengue-cases-increase-in-costa-rica Sam Jose, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Data from the Health Ministry in Costa Rica today reveal a total of 152 confirmed cases of zika in the first 16 weeks of 2017, while notifying 759 people likely to carry that dangerous arbovirus. KELT-11b: Puffy Gas Giant Found 320 Light Years Away http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12966&SEO=kelt-11b-puffy-gas-giant-found-320-light-years-away Wahington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A multinational team of astronomers led by Lehigh University researcher Joshua Pepper has discovered a ‘styrofoam''-density exoplanet orbiting the bright subgiant star KELT-11. Turkish Police Finds 553 Byzantine Coins in a Taxi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12965&SEO=turkish-police-finds-553-byzantine-coins-in-a-taxi Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The police in this city seized 553 very antique coins that were found in a plastic bag inside a local taxi, reported Dogan agency. Turkish Authorities On Terror Alert To Protect Russian Ships http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12964&SEO=turkish-authorities-on-terror-alert-to-protect-russian-ships Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities stepped up security measures in this city in the face of a possible terror attack against Russian warships as they passage through the Bosphorus Strait, according to reports of the Habertürk channel today. Cuba Competes in Guadeloupe with Six Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12963&SEO=cuba-competes-in-guadeloupe-with-six-athletes Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will participate tomorrow with six athletes in the 13th edition of the international meeting of Guadalupe, which is part of the circuit of seven meetings organized by the French Federation of the discipline, it was reported today. Mapping The Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbours http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12962&SEO=mapping-the-magnetic-bridge-between-our-nearest-galactic-neighbours Canberra, May 16 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, astronomers have detected a magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge, the filament of gas stretching 75 thousand light-years between the Milky Way Galaxy''s nearest galactic neighbours: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC, respectively). Syria Denies US Accusations on Crematorium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12961&SEO=syria-denies-us-accusations-on-crematorium Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Syria called the United States'' recent accusations of a crematorium in Sednaya prison as unfounded and untruthful, according to the foreign ministry statements released today. Testicular Cancer in Young Men Rises in Italy, Experts Say http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12959&SEO=testicular-cancer-in-young-men-rises-in-italy-experts-say Rome, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Italian experts have showed evidence of a rise of 5,000 cases of Italian young men between 15 and 35 years old with testicular cancer, Blasting News posted today. 37 Million Pieces of Plastic Found on Henderson Island in Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12958&SEO=37-million-pieces-of-plastic-found-on-henderson-island-in-pacific Washington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A remote and uninhabited South Pacific island has become a plastic wasteland with one of the world''s highest collection of debris, Australian researchers have found according to PNAS magazine. Pension Reduction to Affect 18,000 Puerto Rican Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12957&SEO=pension-reduction-to-affect-18000-puerto-rican-workers San Juan, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A pension reduction by the fiscal control board will affect 18,000 employees of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), union leader Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo confirmed today. Uruguay Reveals Evidences of CIA Participation in Espionage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12956&SEO=uruguay-reveals-evidences-of-cia-participation-in-espionage Montevideo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Investigation Commission created in Uruguay to investigate espionage during the democratic period, Gerardo Núñez, revealed that there are indications of CIA participation in those events, which were extended until 2004. Syria Categorically Denies US Allegations over Prison Crematory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12955&SEO=syria-categorically-denies-us-allegations-over-prison-crematory Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has categorically denied US administration''s allegations that the Syrian government is using a crematory to hide mass murders at Seidnaya prison. Possible Annulment of Temer's Presidency to Go to Court Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12954&SEO=possible-annulment-of-temers-presidency-to-go-to-court-next-week Brasilia, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The possible annulment of the winning pair in the 2014 elections, made up of former President Dilma Rousseff and incumbent President Michel Temer, will be submitted again to the Supreme Electoral Court (SEC) next week. Iraqi Forces Break into the Last Terrorist Stronghold in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12953&SEO=iraqi-forces-break-into-the-last-terrorist-stronghold-in-mosul Baghdad, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces stormed today Al-Najjar district, the last connecting with the besieged Old City of Mosul, where they claim to have reconquered almost 90 percent of the west of that town. Turkey Blames Germany for Damaging Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12952&SEO=turkey-blames-germany-for-damaging-bilateral-ties Ankara, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has accused Germany today of damaging relations between the two countries by granting asylum to suspected collaborators with the July 2016 coup attempt. More than a Hundred Journalists Murdered in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12951&SEO=more-than-a-hundred-journalists-murdered-in-mexico Mexico, May 16 (Prensa Latina) From 2000 up to date 126 journalists have been murdered in Mexico, according to an update of the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH). Venezuela Investigates Damages by Trinidad Oil Spill http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12950&SEO=venezuela-investigates-damages-by-trinidad-oil-spill Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Public Ministry of Venezuela reported today that it is assessing environmental damage on the country''s eastern coasts following Petrotrin''s oil spill at Pointe-a-Pierre refinery in Trinidad & Tobago. US Entrepreneurs Interested in Cuban Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12949&SEO=us-entrepreneurs-interested-in-cuban-hotel-business Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) US businesspersons visiting Havana expressed interest in Cuban tourism, particularly in hotels, during the meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC). Cuba Promotes in China Mining Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12948&SEO=cuba-promotes-in-china-mining-investment-opportunities Beijing, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban executives are promoting here today mining business opportunities, in order to attract Chinese investment as a way to optimize this industry and expand economic development. Egypt Receives Oil Shipment from Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12947&SEO=egypt-receives-oil-shipment-from-iraq Cairo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has received today two million barrels of oil from Iraq, the first shipment of an agreement reached with the Iraqi state-owned oil company SOMO. China Donates 34 Million Dollars in Humanitarian Aid to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12946&SEO=china-donates-34-million-dollars-in-humanitarian-aid-to-syria Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) China has donated 30 million dollars to Syria for humanitarian projects and food worth four million dollars, it was officially announced today in Damascus. Venezuela Wants to Keep Peace, Says Bolivarian Mayor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12944&SEO=venezuela-wants-to-keep-peace-says-bolivarian-mayor Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The true victory of the Bolivarian Revolution lies in keeping peace, said the mayor of the Caracas municipality of Libertadores, Jorge Rodriguez, on his program ''Politica en el Divan (Politics on the Couch), broadcast by Venezolana de Television on Monday night. Experts Make In-Depth Analysis of Cuba's Tourist Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12945&SEO=experts-make-in-depth-analysis-of-cubas-tourist-potential Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Experts in hotel business from all over the world are making an in-depth analysis of Cuba''s prospects in tourism, as part of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC), which will close here today. Vietnam, China Strengthen Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12943&SEO=vietnam-china-strengthen-relations Hanoi, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and China, are broader today following the visit of President Tran Dai Quang to the neighboring country, where he also attended the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. UN Agency Attends Trade Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12942&SEO=un-agency-attends-trade-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will present its considerations today in Cuba on consumers'' protection during a forum attended by almost 600 domestic and foreign experts. Angolan Defense Minister Visits USA, Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12941&SEO=angolan-defense-minister-visits-usa-cuba Luanda, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s Defense Minister, Joao Lourenzo, is beginning today a visit to the United States, as part of a tour that also includes Cuba, an official statement said. Canada Ready to renegotiate Trade Treaty with USA, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12939&SEO=canada-ready-to-renegotiate-trade-treaty-with-usa-mexico Ottawa, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is ready to face the announced renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Mexico, confirmed federal officials today. Bolivian and Brazil to Sign Memorandum for Bi-Oceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12938&SEO=bolivian-and-brazil-to-sign-memorandum-for-bi-oceanic-railway La Paz, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Public Works Minister Milton Claros reported that brazil would sign the official memorandum to join the Central Bi-Oceanic Railway project in coming days. USA Prepares to Ban Laptops on Flights from Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12937&SEO=usa-prepares-to-ban-laptops-on-flights-from-europe Brussels, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and the United States will debate next Wednesday on the possible ban on in-flight laptops and tablets in certain flights from EU, according to the European Commission (EC). UN Expects an In-Depth Inter-Syrian Meeting in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12936&SEO=un-expects-an-in-depth-inter-syrian-meeting-in-geneva United Nations, May 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan Mistura said he expected that the new round of indirect talks between the Government and the opposition, the beginning of which was scheduled for today in Geneva, was more in-depth. Global Cyber-Attack Causes No Damage to US Federal Systems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12935&SEO=global-cyber-attack-causes-no-damage-to-us-federal-systems Washington, May 15 (Prensa Latina) No US federal system was damaged by the recent global cyber-attack with a ransomware virus, the Homeland Security Advisor to the White House, Tom Bossert, asserted today. New French Prime Minister Described himself as a Man of the Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12934&SEO=new-french-prime-minister-described-himself-as-a-man-of-the-right Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The newly appointed French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, described himself as ''a man of the right'' in his first interview after taking office. UNESCO Starts Meeting on Cultural Assets Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12933&SEO=unesco-starts-meeting-on-cultural-assets-trafficking Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The fourth Meeting of State Parties to the 1970 Convention on Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property began today at the UNESCO headquarters in this capital, an issue that is cause for concern in the world. Spanish Cuban Cultural and Business Meeting in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12932&SEO=spanish-cuban-cultural-and-business-meeting-in-spain Madrid, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish city of Getafe will host up to May 23, the Spanish Cuban Cultural and Business Meeting, a perfect setting for getting closer to the Caribbean heritage, art, dance, music and gastronomy. Attack to Mosque Causes 20 Dead People in Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12931&SEO=attack-to-mosque-causes-20-dead-people-in-nigeria 15 de mayo de 2017, 17:14Abuja, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The police of Nigeria stated Monday that 20 people died, as a consequence of an attack to a Muslim precinct in the community of Etogi. New Anti-Uber Outcry by Panamanian Cab Drivers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12930&SEO=new-anti-uber-outcry-by-panamanian-cab-drivers 15 de mayo de 2017, 17:12Panama, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Despite Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela´s warning on taking away plates and operating permits for blocking the road service up, a number of tourist cab drivers staged today an anti-Uber outcry. Roger Federer Announces his Absence to 2017 Roland Garros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12929&SEO=roger-federer-announces-his-absence-to-2017-roland-garros 15 de mayo de 2017, 17:04Brna, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer today announced his absence to the Roland Garros, second Grand Slam of the season, in order to achieve a better preparation to face the rest of the season, especially in grass and hard court. Spain, Ecuador Dismantle Powerful Drug Trafficking Network http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12928&SEO=spain-ecuador-dismantle-powerful-drug-trafficking-network Madrid, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Spanish and Ecuadorean authorities arrested 24 suspected drug traffickers during a joint operation in which they confiscated more than 5,5 tons of cocaine, the Spanish government informed today. UN Concerned about Dimensions of Sexual Violence in Conflicts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12927&SEO=un-concerned-about-dimensions-of-sexual-violence-in-conflicts United Nations, May 15 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Adviser on Genocide Adama Dieng expressed concern in the Security Council today about the new dimensions of sexual violence in conflict zones. Indian Sarnad New Sub Secretary of Convention on Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12926&SEO=indian-sarnad-new-sub-secretary-of-convention-on-climate-change 15 de mayo de 2017, 16:18United Nations, May 15 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced Monday the appointment of Indian Ovais Sarmad as the new executive sub-secretary for the United Natins Frame Convention on Climatic Change (UNFCCC). Syrian President Holds a Meeting with Ba'ath Party´s Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12925&SEO=syrian-president-holds-a-meeting-with-baath-partyas-leaders Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stated that the establishment of a Pan-Arab Council will reflect the Ba´ath party´s ideological dynamics to adapt to circumstances without dropping its principles, according to the media. International Hotel Managers with Eyes on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12924&SEO=international-hotel-managers-with-eyes-on-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Important hotel managers are currently in this capital, participating in the chapter Cuba in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), with the Melia Cohiba Hotel as venue. Iran Praises Construction of Bordering Wall with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12923&SEO=iran-praises-construction-of-bordering-wall-with-turkey Ankara, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Behram Qasimi, spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Affairs Ministry, praised the construction of a bordering wall Turkey is carrying out, alleging security reasons. Mexico is the Most Affected in Latin America by Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12922&SEO=mexico-is-the-most-affected-in-latin-america-by-cyber-attack Mexico, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is the most affected country in Latin America and the fifth globally, after Russia, Ukraine, China and India by the worldwide cyberattack, said an expert. Cuba is Set to Meteoro Exercise Against Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12921&SEO=cuba-is-set-to-meteoro-exercise-against-disasters Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Preparing for the 31st edition of the Meteoro-2017 exercise has today started off on the Cuban capital with the attendance of the Major General Ramon Pardo Guerra, head of the National Staff for Civil Defense (NSCD). Increase of Nicaraguan Gold Exports in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12920&SEO=increase-of-nicaraguan-gold-exports-in-2017 Managua, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan gold exports increased in the first third of the year 2016, almost 8 percent, compared to the similar period of 2016, said a specialized source here Monday. Considered a MUD Error to Ignore Constituent Process in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12919&SEO=considered-a-mud-error-to-ignore-constituent-process-in-venezuela Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Patria Para Todos party, Pablo Alvarado, stated today that the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) is making a political mistake by refusing to participate in the constitutional process convened by Venezuela''s President Nicolás Maduro. DPRK Fires New Ballistic Missile Successfully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12918&SEO=dprk-fires-new-ballistic-missile-successfully Pyongyang, May 15 (Prensa Latina) North Korea successfully launched a new HATSONG-12 mid-to-long range ballistic missile, according to the Foreign Ministry. Putin against Expansion of Club of Nuclear Powers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12917&SEO=putin-against-expansion-of-club-of-nuclear-powers Moscow, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed today his opposition to any attempt to expand the club of countries with nuclear weapons and called for a solution to the dispute about Pyongyang through dialogue. Challenges, Prospects of Sustainable Trade Under Discussion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12916&SEO=challenges-prospects-of-sustainable-trade-under-discussion-in-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Convention of Commerce Cuba 2017 kicked off today at Havana Convention Center with the theme ''Challenges and Prospects of Sustainable Trade.'' Second Case of Ebola Confirmed in Congo Says WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12915&SEO=second-case-of-ebola-confirmed-in-congo-says-who Geneva,May 15 (Prensa Latina)A second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Cuba Attending Meeting in Argentina on Illicit Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12914&SEO=cuba-attending-meeting-in-argentina-on-illicit-drugs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is attending here the Annual Meeting of the Cooperation Program of the European Union and Latin America on Drug Policies (Copolad, in Spanish) in which strategies and tools to fight trafficking are discussed. China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12913&SEO=china-concludes-silk-forum-with-development-consensus Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s first international Belt and Road Initiative Forum has concluded here with a consensus on the issue. Sharapova Guarantees Wimbledon Return After Italian Open Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12912&SEO=sharapova-guarantees-wimbledon-return-after-italian-open-victory Rome,May 15 (Prensa Latina) Maria Sharapova has secured a place in Wimbledon qualifying after her first round victory against Christina McHale here. Asian Countries Suffering from WannaCry Virus Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12911&SEO=asian-countries-suffering-from-wannacry-virus-cyber-attack Hanoi, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Asian governments and businesses continued Monday to be disrupted by the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack that erupted Friday, according to media reports from China, Japan, South Korea, Viet Nam and India. Colombian Congress Begins Key Phase to Deal with Peace Laws http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12910&SEO=colombian-congress-begins-key-phase-to-deal-with-peace-laws Bogota, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government is beginning as of today an offensive in the Congress to use the last month of the fast track to process the so-called peace laws. Chinese Authorities Call to Take Measures After Global Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12909&SEO=chinese-authorities-call-to-take-measures-after-global-cyber-attack Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s Cyberspace Administration on Monday urged people to install and update their computer security programs to prevent being damaged by the world cyber-attack with the virus WannaCry. Syrian Army Advances over ISIS in Deir Ezzor; Thwarts Attack in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12908&SEO=syrian-army-advances-over-isis-in-deir-ezzor-thwarts-attack-in-hama Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s Armed Forces have reportedly advanced over ISIS in the northern city of Deir Ezzor, killing and wounding dozens of terrorists and destroying their fortifications and weaponry, while thwarting attacks in central Hama. Key Phase to Submit Peace Laws in Colombian Congress Starts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12907&SEO=key-phase-to-submit-peace-laws-in-colombian-congress-starts Bogota, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Today, the Colombian government will start an offensive in Congress to take advantage of the last month of the fast track used to submit the so-called peace laws. Venezuelan Extreme Right Opposition Insists in Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12906&SEO=venezuelan-extreme-right-opposition-insists-in-coup Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Extreme right-wing groups of Venezuela''s opposition will insist today on their coup plans against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. More Than 300,000 Families Live in Villas in Buenos Aires Suburbs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12905&SEO=more-than-300000-families-live-in-villas-in-buenos-aires-suburbs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A new report by the non-governmental organization Techo has shown that about 336,000 families are living in informal settlements and other 900 villas in the Buenos Aires suburbs. Argentina Hosts CELAC-EU Meeting on Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12904&SEO=argentina-hosts-celac-eu-meeting-on-drugs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Argentina hosts as of today two world conferences on drugs, including the 19th High Level Meeting of the Coordination Mechanism and cooperation between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, in Spanish) and the European Union. Angola's Reinforcing Defense Links with the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12903&SEO=angolas-reinforcing-defense-links-with-the-usa Luanda, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s Defense Minister, Joao Lourenzo, starts Tuesday a three-day visit to the United States with the aim of broadening cooperation on this field, according to a Government''s press release. Human-Trafficking Mafia Network Dismantled in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12901&SEO=human-trafficking-mafia-network-dismantled-in-italy Rome, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Italian police arrested 68 people on Monday during a raid to dismantle a human-trafficking mafia network that controlled the provisional shelter for immigrants on the island of Capo Rizzuto, official sources reported. South African Taking Precautions after Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12900&SEO=south-african-taking-precautions-after-cyber-attack Pretoria, May 15 (Prensa Latina) South African authorities have warned Internet users not to open any unknown emails and to urgently update their security software as a global cyber ransom attack spread on Friday. About 150,000 Mexicans to Visit Cuba This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12899&SEO=about-150000-mexicans-to-visit-cuba-this-year Mexico, May 15 (Prensa Latina) About 150,000 Mexicans will vacation in Cuban tourist destinations thies year, Xiomara Martinez, tourism counselor at the Cuban Embassy to Mexico, said. France Warns about Future Replicas of Massive Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12898&SEO=france-warns-about-future-replicas-of-massive-cyber-attack Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The massive cyber-attack on more than 100 countries might happen again in the next few days and weeks, the director of France''s National Agency for Informatics System Security (ANSII), Guillaume Poupart, warned on Monday. Ankara Prohibits German Lawmakers from Visiting Troops in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12897&SEO=ankara-prohibits-german-lawmakers-from-visiting-troops-in-turkey Berlin, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government prohibited several German lawmakers from visiting the German soldiers stationed in the air base of Incirlik. Cuba Hosts Relevant Hoteliers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12896&SEO=cuba-hosts-relevant-hoteliers-meeting Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A two-day meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC) opens today at Melia Cohiba Hotel in Havana, with the eyes set on the island''s growing tourism. Terrorists Destroy Syrian Archaeological Site in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12895&SEO=terrorists-destroy-syrian-archaeological-site-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Members of the terrorist organization Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arabic, have reportedly destroyed historical archaeological sites near the city of Abukamar in the northern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. Africa to Administer First Vaccine Against Malaria in 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12894&SEO=africa-to-administer-first-vaccine-against-malaria-in-2018 Nairobi, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The African states of Kenya, Ghana and Malawi will give the first malaria vaccine in 2018 in a pilot program to eradicate the disease. Europol Reports More than 200,000 Affected by Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12893&SEO=europol-reports-more-than-200000-affected-by-cyber-attack The Hague, Holland, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Director Rob Wainwright announced that today the recent cyber attack on a global scale has affected about 200,000 people in more than 150 countries. Cholera Outbreak Worsens in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12892&SEO=cholera-outbreak-worsens-in-yemen Sanaa, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The current cholera epidemic affecting the population of Yemen has so far caused 115 deaths, while 8,500 people remain in hospitals. Justice will Veto Lula as Candidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12891&SEO=justice-will-veto-lula-as-candidate Brasilia, May 15 (Prensa Latina) If the United States decides that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can not run for the 2018 elections, it is obvious that Brazilian Justice will prevent his candidacy from happening again, renowned jurist Fabio Konder Comparato stated. Bandits Meddle in Journalists' Work in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12890&SEO=bandits-meddle-in-journalists-work-in-mexico Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Seven domestic and international journalists were arrested and stripped of their work by about 100 members of the La Familia Michoacana (Michoacana Family) Mexican drug cartel and organized crime syndicate, in the northern Mexican state of Guerrero, according to local authorities. Increased Number of Athletes to Central American and Caribbean Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12889&SEO=increased-number-of-athletes-to-central-american-and-caribbean-games San Juan, May 14 (Prensa Latina) The Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO) has today revealed that over 1,300 athletes from 23 nations have already ensured their ticket to 2018 Barranquilla Central American and Caribbean Games. More than 2,000 Bolivians Treated in Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12888&SEO=more-than-2000-bolivians-treated-in-health-fair Cochabamba, Bolivia, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban doctors from 30 specialties treated more than two thousand Bolivians during the first day of the Health Fair that ends today in the Valle Hermoso Comprehensive Community Hospital in this city. Colombian Plan Increases to Replace Coca Plantations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12887&SEO=colombian-plan-increases-to-replace-coca-plantations Bogota, May 14 (Prensa Latina) With the inclusion of Guaviare farmers, the Colombian program aimed at replacing illicit crops with other plantations is nowadays covering three departments of the nation, an initiative promoted by the Colombian Government and FARC-EP. Griminal Gangs Control Fuel Robbery in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12886&SEO=griminal-gangs-control-fuel-robbery-in-mexico Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Fuel robbery in Mexico is a business controlled today by criminal groups, in particular Los Zetas and the Jalisco Cartel Nueva Generación, was released today. Nepal Holds Local Elections, The first in 20 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12885&SEO=nepal-holds-local-elections-the-first-in-20-years Katmandu, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Nepal will choose its local representatives today in an election delayed for 20 years, due to a civil war and subsequent political instability. Emmanuel Macron Sworn in as French President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12884&SEO=emmanuel-macron-sworn-in-as-french-president Paris, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as French president on Sunday in a solemn ceremony held at the Elysee Palace. China Opens Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12883&SEO=china-opens-belt-and-road-forum-for-international-cooperation Beijing, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping opened today the Belt and Road Forum for the International Cooperation and called for unity to reach economic growth and balanced development of all nations. Venezuelan Analyst Reveals Opponents' Complicity with Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12882&SEO=venezuelan-analyst-reveals-opponents-complicity-with-violence Caracas, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan opposition groups still remain in complicity with the progress of vandalism and armed actions, as said by analyst Eleazar Diaz Rangel. Terrorists Admit Lies on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12881&SEO=terrorists-admit-lies-on-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-syria Damascus, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian television broadcasted two terrorists´ confessions accepting their participation in media set-ups on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, as reported by the local today. Ecuador to Destroy Over 4,000 Kilograms of Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12880&SEO=ecuador-to-destroy-over-4000-kilograms-of-drugs Quito, May 14 (Prensa Latina) A total of 4,200 kilograms of drugs seized in different operations by the Ministry of the Interior of Ecuador will be destroyed in the next few days, according to the joint command of the Armed Forces. Mexico's Industrial Activity Is Still Stagnated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12879&SEO=mexicos-industrial-activity-is-still-stagnated Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Industrial activity, which accounts for less than one-third of the value of Mexico''s economy, remained stagnated in March, according to an official source. Women Activists Are Victims of Crimes in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12878&SEO=women-activists-are-victims-of-crimes-in-mexico Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 44 women journalists or activists from civil organizations have been killed in Mexico since 2010, according to reports. Cubadisco 2017 Awards to Be Granted to Best Records http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12877&SEO=cubadisco-2017-awards-to-be-granted-to-best-records Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Music Institute on Saturday will grant the Cubadisco 2017 Awards, the major record event in the country, to recognize those involved in CD production. More Than 100 Cuban Collaborators at Bolivia Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12876&SEO=more-than-100-cuban-collaborators-at-bolivia-health-fair 13 de mayo de 2017, 19:01La Paz, May 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 Cuban collaborators from 30 specialties are participating on Saturday and Sunday in the health fair that is taking place at the Valle Hermoso Hospital, in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba. Syria Moves Towards Reconciliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12875&SEO=syria-moves-towards-reconciliation Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) With four detente zones, the successful advances of the Army and the consequent implementation of a policy of national reconciliation, Syria is moving towards defeating terrorism and reducing an imposed war. Venezuelan Journalist Earle Herrera Thanks Cuban for Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12874&SEO=venezuelan-journalist-earle-herrera-thanks-cuban-for-award Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Felix Elmuza Medal, bestowed by the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), although it is the smallest one, it is the most important decoration I have received in my life, the Venezuelan journalist Earle Herrera said. Buena Fe Mourns Guitarist Dairon Rodriguez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12873&SEO=buena-fe-mourns-guitarist-dairon-rodriguez Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Buena Fe expressed sorrow on Saturday for the death of its guitarist Dairon Rodriguez, who passed away at the age of 32 as a result of a heart attack. Cuban Discus Thrower Caballero Wins Bronze Medal at Diamond League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12872&SEO=cuban-discus-thrower-caballero-wins-bronze-medal-at-diamond-league Shanghai, China, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban discus thrower Denia Caballero today won the bronze medal during the second phase of the Diamond League of Athletics held here and won by Croatia''s Sandra Perkovic. Lizt Alfonso's Dance Cuba Premieres New Show http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12871&SEO=lizt-alfonsos-dance-cuba-premieres-new-show Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba will premiere on Saturday a new show, entitled ‘Latido'' (Heartbeat), with music composed by one of the main exponents of Latin jazz worldwide, the Cuban saxophonist Cesar Lopez. Two Civilians Killed, Six Injured in Clashes in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12870&SEO=two-civilians-killed-six-injured-in-clashes-in-kashmir 13 de mayo de 2017, 12:17New Delhi, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Two civilians were killed and six wounded in a clash between Indian and Pakistani troops on the de facto border between the two countries in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Syrian Army Liberates Qabum Suburb near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12869&SEO=syrian-army-liberates-qabum-suburb-near-damascus Damascus, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army totally liberated the district of Qabum and the neighborhood of Tishreen, east of Damascus, on Saturday, after 90 days of heavy combats, military sources confirmed. Anti-crime Plans to Be Activated along Bolivia-Brazil Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12868&SEO=anti-crime-plans-to-be-activated-along-bolivia-brazil-border La Paz, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia and Brazil agreed to activate a plan to fight criminal gangs that operate on their common border and are linked to drug trafficking, arms smuggling, aggravated robberies and other crimes. Chilean Foreign Minister Highlights 21st-Century Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12867&SEO=chilean-foreign-minister-highlights-21st-century-silk-road Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz stressed on Saturday that his country is projecting towards the future with its participation in the International Conference on Cooperaton of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held on Sunday and Monday in this capital. World Bank President Warns about Causes of Migration Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12866&SEO=world-bank-president-warns-about-causes-of-migration-crisis Rome, May 13 (Prensa Latina) World Bank President Jim Yong Kim stated today that the global migration crisis is only the tip of the iceberg, and assured that the problem will only be solved by developing the migrant-sending countries. Cuban and Chinese Children and Youth Celebrate Living in Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12865&SEO=cuban-and-chinese-children-and-youth-celebrate-living-in-peace Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Children and youths from Cuba and China gathered at the island''s embassy in Beijing on Saturday to celebrate their day and the anniversaries of the organizations to which they belong. Venezuelan President Ratifies Elections in the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12864&SEO=venezuelan-president-ratifies-elections-in-the-country Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro confirmed that elections will take place in the country in 2018. China Calls for Further Cooperation with Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12863&SEO=china-calls-for-further-cooperation-with-spain Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed today the interest in increasing ''pragmatic'' cooperation with Spain in different fields to generate mutual benefits as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. Russian Public Health Ministry Rejects Massive Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12862&SEO=russian-public-health-ministry-rejects-massive-cyber-attack Moscow, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Public Health reported today the detection and immediate rejection of a massive cyber-attack on its computer network. Syrian UN Association Supports Prisoners on Hunger Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12861&SEO=syrian-un-association-supports-prisoners-on-hunger-strike 13 de mayo de 2017, 09:56Damascus, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian United Nations Association asked the secretary-general of that organization, António Guterres, to implement initiatives to help the Syrian and Palestinian prisoners who are on a hunger strike in Israeli prisons, local media reported today in Damascus. Syrian Army Occupies Major Airport East of Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12860&SEO=syrian-army-occupies-major-airport-east-of-aleppo Damascus, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Units from the Syrian Army and the allied militias occupied the major military airport of Yarrah, east of the city of Aleppo, more than 350 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. Hackers Attack French Automaker Renault http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12859&SEO=hackers-attack-french-automaker-renault Paris, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The automaker Renault reported today that some of its plant in France had been hit by hackers, as part of a worldwide wave of attacks on computers. Business Brings Cuban Economy Actors Together http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12857&SEO=business-brings-cuban-economy-actors-together 12 de mayo de 2017, 19:15Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Cuban Business Fair is a favorable space for business management, which brings all national economy actors together to promote their offers. Deputies Demand Answer from Spain after Attack on Embassy Building http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12855&SEO=deputies-demand-answer-from-spain-after-attack-on-embassy-building 12 de mayo de 2017, 17:53Madrid, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Deputies from several Venezuelan political parties demanded today the appearance in the Spanish Parliament of Mariano Rajoy''s Government delegate to Madrid after the attack against a premise of the Venezuelan embassy in this capital. US and Cuban Religious People Hold Fruitful Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12854&SEO=us-and-cuban-religious-people-hold-fruitful-meeting 12 de mayo de 2017, 16:14New York, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The minister of the Baptist Church in the North of Syracuse, George Miller, said today in this capital that the visit to this city by Cuban religious people had been fruitful. Syrian Army Repels Separate Terrorist Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12853&SEO=syrian-army-repels-separate-terrorist-attacks 12 de mayo de 2017, 15:15Damascus, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army repelled attacks by terrorist members of the Islamic State (IS) in areas in the province of Homs and different spots on the road that links Damascus to Aleppo, according to military sources. Angola Calls on Congolese Political Forces to End All Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12852&SEO=angola-calls-on-congolese-political-forces-to-end-all-violence Luanda, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Angola has called all forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to cease today all violence, acts of extremism and political intolerance that have caused that thousands of it citizens have fled to this country. Bach in Angola Dreams of Africa Organizing Olympics Some Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12851&SEO=bach-in-angola-dreams-of-africa-organizing-olympics-some-day Luanda, 12 May (Prensa Latina) President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), German Thomas Bach, is begining his official one-day agenda in Angola with the dream of seeing an African country as an organizer of the Olympics. Vietnam Announces Initiative to Cooperate with Peru, Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12850&SEO=vietnam-announces-initiative-to-cooperate-with-peru-uruguay Hanoi, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has proposed to strengthen cooperation with Peru and Uruguay for which Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, approved the establishment of two subcommittees, according to reports today. Children's Rights Violated in Venezuela Opposition Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12849&SEO=childrens-rights-violated-in-venezuela-opposition-protests Caracas, May 12 (Prensa Latina) About 100 individual and collective complaints about violation of fundamental rights of minors used by the Venezuelan right opposition in vandalism and terrorist actions were presented to court by the Children and Teenagers Foundation. Cuba Issues Postal Stamp Against Homophobia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12848&SEO=cuba-issues-postal-stamp-against-homophobia Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) As part of the 10th Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia, social activists and representatives of national institutions issued an allegorical postal stamp to fight for the full development of all people. China, Russia, Turkey to Hold Trilateral Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12847&SEO=china-russia-turkey-to-hold-trilateral-summit Ankara, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Presidents of Turkey, Russia, and China will hold a trilateral meeting this weekend in Beijing, where they will discuss the progress of the Astana peace talks to resolve the Syrian crisis, Hürriyet Turkish daily reported. FAO Adopts New Guidelines for Tackling Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12846&SEO=fao-adopts-new-guidelines-for-tackling-climate-change Rome, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced new guidelines aimed at supporting countries in meeting their commitments to tackle climate change. Palestinian Leader Warns of US Interference in the Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12845&SEO=palestinian-leader-warns-of-us-interference-in-the-middle-east Damascus, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), Nayef Hawatmeh, warned today of US interference in the Middle East in an interview with Prensa Latina. Hezbollah Announces Military Withdrawal from Lebanese-Syrian Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12844&SEO=hezbollah-announces-military-withdrawal-from-lebanese-syrian-border Beirut, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Hezbollah movement has announced that as of today the Lebanese State is responsible for security along its border with Syria after the Shiite movement considered its mission there fulfilled and began withdrawing from its military positions in that important area. Airbus Tests Its Largest Capacity Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12843&SEO=airbus-tests-its-largest-capacity-plane Paris, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Airbus Aerospace Construction Company has announced today in France that its largest-capacity A350-1000 aircraft, has mde its first long-haul flight with passengers, as part of the test phase. Russia Confirms US Spy Jet Intercepted over Black Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12842&SEO=russia-confirms-us-spy-jet-intercepted-over-black-sea Moscow, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Defense Ministry (MINDEF) has confirmed today that a U.S. spy plane P8A Poseidon was intercepted over the Black Sea by a Russian SU-30 fighter jet, of the air defense forces on duty in the Southern military district. Havana Will Host Colloquium on Caribbean Cultural Diversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12840&SEO=havana-will-host-colloquium-on-caribbean-cultural-diversity Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban capital will host the 4th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean from May 22 to 26. Participants will talk about memories and border conflicts. Hemingway International Nautical Club Announces New Regatta in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12838&SEO=hemingway-international-nautical-club-announces-new-regatta-in-cuba Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Around 200 yachts will take part in the regatta to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Hemingway International Nautical Club of Cuba (CNIH) on May 19, along three nautical miles off the Malecon sea drive in Havana. Barbados to Host Caricom Foreign Ministers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12837&SEO=barbados-to-host-caricom-foreign-ministers-meeting Bridgetown, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will meet here at the meeting of the Caribbean Foreign and Community Relations Council on May 18 and 19, said local newspaper Nation News Thursday. Decreases Number of Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Shelter in Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12836&SEO=decreases-number-of-unaccompanied-minors-seeking-shelter-in-europe Brussels, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) reported today that the number of unaccompanied minors who sought asylum in 2016 on the so-called old continent declined by one-third compared to the previous year. OPEC Predicts Increase of Supply to Non-Member Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12835&SEO=opec-predicts-increase-of-supply-to-non-member-countries Vienna, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) predicted today an increase in the supplies by crude oil producers to countries that are not members of the group during the current year. UN Confirms Resumption of Syrian Talks for May 16th http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12834&SEO=un-confirms-resumption-of-syrian-talks-for-may-16th United Nations, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, confirmed that the Syrian Government and the opposition representatives will return to Geneva for peace talks on May 16th. Details on Venezuelan Opposition's Attack on a School Come to Light http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12833&SEO=details-on-venezuelan-oppositions-attack-on-a-school-come-to-light Caracas, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director of Francisco de Miranda school, Ramon Navarro, explained to the media today some details on the attack by right-wing opposition groups to this educational center located inside La Carlota airbase in this capital. Only 10 Percent of Western Mosul Controlled by IS Extremists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12832&SEO=only-10-percent-of-western-mosul-controlled-by-is-extremists Baghdad, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State (IS) is barely controlling 10 percent of western Mosul due to the advance of governmental forces, said Iraqi military sources today that also reported a terrorist attack in the capital city. USA: Acting FBI Director Contradicts Gov't on Comey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12831&SEO=usa-acting-fbi-director-contradicts-govt-on-comey Washington, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Andrew McCabe, acting director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), denied today the statements issued by the Government saying that the FBI''s employees lost confidence in former director James Comey. Colombian Program to Replace Coca Plantations Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12830&SEO=colombian-program-to-replace-coca-plantations-begins Bogota, May 11 (Prensa Latina) In order to eradicate gradually the coca economy in Colombia, a national program began today, aimed at replacing the illegal crops with other plantations, with the cooperation of countryside workers and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Syrian President Says Terrorism is a West´s New Instrument http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12829&SEO=syrian-president-says-terrorism-is-a-westas-new-instrument Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Terrorism is an instrument at the service of Western powers, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Belarusian television broadcasted today in Damascus. Russian Security Arrests Man Involved in Saint Petersburg Metro Blas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12828&SEO=russian-security-arrests-man-involved-in-saint-petersburg-metro-blas Moscow, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced today the arrest of another man possibly involved in the suicide attack at a subway station in Saint Petersburg that resulted in 16 dead people, including the terrorist. Electoral Service Approves Candidatures for Elections in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12827&SEO=electoral-service-approves-candidatures-for-elections-in-chile Santiago, Chile, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Electoral Service (SERVEL) officially approved today the candidatures registered by two political coalitions for the presidential primaries, scheduled for July 2. Thousands in Salvador for Dismissal of Judges that Favor Right-Wing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12826&SEO=thousands-in-salvador-for-dismissal-of-judges-that-favor-right-wing San Salvador, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Salvadorans asked today the dismissal of four judges from the Constitutional Chamber, who increased their attacks on all social initiatives promoted by President Salvador Sanchez Ceren. EU Reasserts Support to Saharaui Self Determination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12825&SEO=eu-reasserts-support-to-saharaui-self-determination Brussels, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) reasserted its support to the efforts by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to reach a solution permitting ''the self-determination of the people of the Western Sahara.'' Iran Refutes Accusation by Saudi Arabia of Sending Weapons to Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12824&SEO=iran-refutes-accusation-by-saudi-arabia-of-sending-weapons-to-yemen Tehran, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Iran refuted today assertions by Saudi Arabia about supposed transference of weapons to Yemen for the Houthi rebels in Ansar and Allah, and accused the Arab kingdom of contributing to uncontrolled increase of regional terrorism. Debates in Cuba on Challenges of the Latin American Left http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12823&SEO=debates-in-cuba-on-challenges-of-the-latin-american-left Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The challenges of the left in Latin America and the Caribbean when facing the oligarchies and imperialism was the issue to debate today by Cuban researchers focused on articulating the work of the academy in this regional context. Colombian Guerrillas Reiterate in Havana Willingness to Reach Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12822&SEO=colombian-guerrillas-reiterate-in-havana-willingness-to-reach-peace Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) reiterated today their willingness to boost the peace process with the Government of Juan Manuel Santos. Mexico: Activist for Disappeared People Murdered http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12821&SEO=mexico-activist-for-disappeared-people-murdered Mexico, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Miriam Elizabeth Rodriguez, an activist for the cause of thousands of Disappeared people in Mexico, was murdered by an armed group in Tamaulipas (north) as reported here Thursday. Philippines: Military Offensive Leaves 31 Dead Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12820&SEO=philippines-military-offensive-leaves-31-dead-terrorists Manila, May 11 (Prensa Latina) At least 31 members of a terrorist group linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) died, as a result of an attack by military forces, said the Philippine Army here Thursday. Somali President Requests Help in Arms and Funds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12819&SEO=somali-president-requests-help-in-arms-and-funds London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed demanded today the lifting of the arms embargo on his country, which he described as vital to defeat his nemesis, the Al Shabab Islamist movement. Venezuela Condemns US official's Statement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12818&SEO=venezuela-condemns-us-officials-statement Caracas, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government repudiated today a statement by the acting assistant of secretary in the in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States, Francisco L. Palmieri, considering them it disrespectful and interfering. South Korea to Send Team to China to Talk on US Shield http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12817&SEO=south-korea-to-send-team-to-china-to-talk-on-us-shield Seoul, May 11 (Prensa Latina) South Korea''s President-elect, Moon Jae-in, will send a team of experts to China to talk on the US antimissile shield THAAD, whose deployment here he promised to analyze, in case he won the presidential elections. Cuban Vice President Visits Modern Information Technology Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12816&SEO=cuban-vice-president-visits-modern-information-technology-center Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Vice President of Cuba, visited today the television transmitter center of this province, where he confirmed the country''s willingness to continue developing digital television. Another 5,500 Nigerians To Be Deported From Libya, Mali http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12812&SEO=another-5500-nigerians-to-be-deported-from-libya-mali Abuja, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director General the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, today disclosed that over 5,500 Nigerians were expected to be deported from Libya and Mali. Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth Possibly Found in Australian Rocks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12811&SEO=oldest-evidence-of-life-on-earth-possibly-found-in-australian-rocks Sydney, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ancient rocks found in a remote stretch of Western Australia may contain the world''s oldest known evidence of life on land, a new study finds. Chile Promotes Rapprochement With Indonesia, ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12810&SEO=chile-promotes-rapprochement-with-indonesia-asean Jakarta, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile expects to increase relations with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from the state visit of president Michelle Bachelet. Bahamian Ruling Party Accepts Defeat in General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12809&SEO=bahamian-ruling-party-accepts-defeat-in-general-elections Nassau, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) accepted today his defeat in the elections held on this island that is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. Nearly Pristine Ankylosaur Fossil Found in Montana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12808&SEO=nearly-pristine-ankylosaur-fossil-found-in-montana Washington,May 11 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have discovered a new species of horned, club-tailed dinosaur with a spooky resemblance to the monstrous demigod Zuul, one of the villains of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. Frequent Flyers Beware: Radiation Risk May Be On The Rise http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12807&SEO=frequent-flyers-beware-radiation-risk-may-be-on-the-rise Washington,May 11(Prensa Latina) A heads-up for commercial air crews and other frequent fliers: The risk of exposure to radiation particles screaming Earthward from space may increase a bit in the next few years as the activity of our sun decreases, says a Colorado University Boulder professor. Kazakhstan Shows Solidarity with Cuba and Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12806&SEO=kazakhstan-shows-solidarity-with-cuba-and-fidel Astana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) An emotional action of solidarity with Cuba and its historic leader, Fidel Castro Ruz, took place today in the Assembly Hall of the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Grand Mufti of Syria Calls for Joining Efforts Against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12805&SEO=grand-mufti-of-syria-calls-for-joining-efforts-against-terrorism Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Grand Mufti of the Syrian Republic, Ahmad Badreddine Hassoun, called for joining efforts to confront the terrorist threat and its sponsors, during a meeting with a Tunisian delegation, media reports said today in Damascus. Marcelino Joins Valencia as New Manager http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12804&SEO=marcelino-joins-valencia-as-new-manager Valencia,Spain,May 11 (Prensa Latina) Former Villarreal Coach Marcelino joins Valencia as new manager of the club. China-Africa Trade Grew in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12803&SEO=china-africa-trade-grew-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Trade volume between China and African countries reportedly rose by 16.8 percent from year to year in the first quarter of this year reaching the 38.88 billion dollars. Hematologists Bet on Early Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12802&SEO=hematologists-bet-on-early-diagnosis-of-multiple-myeloma Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The hematology institutes from Latin America and the world are betting on early diagnosis of multiple myeloma (a cancer of plasma cells), Argentine specialist, Maria Florencia Delgado, said. Russia Rejects Rumors on Exchanges for Resignation of FBI Chief http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12801&SEO=russia-rejects-rumors-on-exchanges-for-resignation-of-fbi-chief Moscow, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today Western press reports of an alleged dismissal of its ambassador in Washington, Serguei Kisliak, in exchange for the dismissal of the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey. Threats Against Colombian Judges Involved in Pardons and Amnesties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12800&SEO=threats-against-colombian-judges-involved-in-pardons-and-amnesties Bogota, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Officials, social leaders and judges involved in pardons and amnesties for the FARC-EP guerrillas have been targets of threats, the Colombian prosecutor''s office that has begun an investigation into the case has confirmed today. China, Vietnam to Boost Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12799&SEO=china-vietnam-to-boost-bilateral-relations Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping and his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, visiting this country today, reviewed bilateral relations and issues of common interest. Students Without Classes Due to Teacher Strike in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12798&SEO=students-without-classes-due-to-teacher-strike-in-colombia Bogotá, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than eight million students will be left without classes due to the 350,000 teachers'' strike, announced by the Colombian Federation of Education Workers (FECODE) throughout the country. UN Secretary General Calls to Avoid Humanitarian Tragedy in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12797&SEO=un-secretary-general-calls-to-avoid-humanitarian-tragedy-in-somalia London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres called on today here to avoid humanitarian tragedy in Somalia, where million of people need urgent assistance. Bolivia's Productive Development Bank to Finance Employment Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12796&SEO=bolivias-productive-development-bank-to-finance-employment-plan La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister, Luis Arce, has informed that the country''s Productive Development Bank (BDP) and the external loans are ready today to finance the employment plan presented by President, Evo Morales. Serbia Will Respond Appropriately to Plans of a Greater Albania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12795&SEO=serbia-will-respond-appropriately-to-plans-of-a-greater-albania Belgrade, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Serbia will participate in the quarterly session of the UN Security Council on Kosovo and Metohija, with an appropriate response to plans to create Greater Albania, expressed Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic. Cuban Intellectuals Analyze Cultural Policy Implementation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12794&SEO=cuban-intellectuals-analyze-cultural-policy-implementation Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The National Council of Cuban intellectuals analyzed challenges the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) has ahead and the implementation of the island''s cultural policy, Granma newspaper reports today. Bolivia Begins Construction of New Cableway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12793&SEO=bolivia-begins-construction-of-new-cableway La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cable Transportation company Bolivia''s Cableway reportedly began laying a new orange line that will join the Main Station with Villarroel Square of this city. Cuba Further Ease Housing Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12791&SEO=cuba-further-ease-housing-regulations Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) New legal changes on housing legislation in Cuba are taking effect today to favor the granting of subsidies to the most vulnerable ones and self-employed construction. The agreement 8093 of the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers updates the provisions on housing, in which the Ministries of Construction (MICONS), Justice, Labor and Social Security, Finance and Prices and the Institute of Physical Planning are directly involved. Ecuador Boosts Manufacture of Electric Buses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12790&SEO=ecuador-boosts-manufacture-of-electric-buses Quito, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has taken a new step today in its intention to boost the use of electric vehicles, after signing an agreement with Chinese BYD Co. to establish a bus production plant with this technology. Italians Protests against G-7 Financial Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12789&SEO=italians-protests-against-g-7-financial-summit Rome, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Protests against the G-7 financial summit in the Italian region of Apulia, some 480 kilometers southwest of Rome, begin today in Bari with diverse actions. 29 World Leaders to Attend China's Belt and Road Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12788&SEO=29-world-leaders-to-attend-chinas-belt-and-road-forum Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Some 29 Heads of State and Government and other high-ranking officials are attending the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China, announced today Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang. Vietnam's President Leaves for China Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12787&SEO=vietnams-president-leaves-for-china-visit Hanoi, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s President Tran Dai Quang traveled to China today, where he will pay an official visit and attend the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation until next Monday. Serbia to Denounce at UN Greater Albania Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12786&SEO=serbia-to-denounce-at-un-greater-albania-project Belgrade, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Serbia will denounce at the United Nations the project to found Greater Albania, said minister in charge of the European Integration Jadranka Joksimomic. Festival Promotes Cultural Exchange and Latin American Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12785&SEO=festival-promotes-cultural-exchange-and-latin-american-music Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Festival ''Un puente hacia La Habana'' (A bridge to Havana) seeks to foster the Cuban musical heritage, while boosting the work of young artists and cultural exchange with other countries, said coordinator of the event Luis Robaina. Chile to Sell Cannabis-Based Medicines for the First Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12784&SEO=chile-to-sell-cannabis-based-medicines-for-the-first-time Santiago de Chile, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Cannabis sativa (marijuana)-based medicines will be sold for the first time in Chile to treat different types of cancer, Parkinson or fibromyalgia on doctor''s order. Over Half of Canadians Face Up Problems to Pay Bills http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12783&SEO=over-half-of-canadians-face-up-problems-to-pay-bills Ottawa, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than half of Canadians are currently living within $200 per month of not being able to pay all their bills and or meet their debts obligations, according to a recent Ipsos survey. Pakistan and Iran to Discuss Movement of Terrorists Across Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12782&SEO=pakistan-and-iran-to-discuss-movement-of-terrorists-across-border Islamabad, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan announced that a joint border commission with Iran will be made up to halt the ''terrorist movement'', following the statements of Iranian army´s chief saying that alleged hideouts in the country would be bombed. El Salvador Celebrates Mothers Day Despite Political Turbulence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12781&SEO=el-salvador-celebrates-mothers-day-despite-political-turbulence San Salvador, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorans will try to celebrate the Mothers Day in the middle of the political chaos created by a constitutional prohibition that is trying to destabilize the government. Uruguay and Palestine Hold First Political Consultation Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12780&SEO=uruguay-and-palestine-hold-first-political-consultation-meeting Montevideo, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay and Palestine held in this capital the first meeting of the mechanism of Political Consultation mechanism between both States, the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry reported today. Thailand Rules out IS Participation in Attack against Pattani http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12779&SEO=thailand-rules-out-is-participation-in-attack-against-pattani Bangkok, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Thai authorities highlighted today participation by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in the double bomb attack outside a shopping mall in the city of Pattani. Putin Rebuffs Accusation of Russian Interference in US Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12778&SEO=putin-rebuffs-accusation-of-russian-interference-in-us-affairs Moscow, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin rebuffed today accusation of alleged interference in US internal affairs, following the removal from Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey. Real Madrid Last Classified for Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12777&SEO=real-madrid-last-classified-for-finals Madrid, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish pro soccer club Real Madrid got the last ticket to the finals of the 2017 Champions League in Europe, despite its defeat in the match against also Spanish Atletico de Madrid 1-2. Los Angeles Agrees with Double Hosting Allocation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12776&SEO=los-angeles-agrees-with-double-hosting-allocation Los Angeles, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The people responsible for the candidature of Los Angeles for the 2024 Olympic Games confessed they agree with the idea of granting the allocation of hosts for 2024 and 2028 in the same assembly. OAS General Assembly Changes Venue in Mexico due to 'Logistics' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12774&SEO=oas-general-assembly-changes-venue-in-mexico-due-to-logistics Mexico, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), to be held from June 19th to 21st, will be hosted by Cancun city due to ''logistics'', said sources here today. Civic Strike Starts Off in Colombian Choco Department http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12773&SEO=civic-strike-starts-off-in-colombian-choco-department Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) People living in the Colombian Choco Department have today started off on a civic strike so as to demand improvements in health and education services, higher investments to road repairs and greater security, as reported by local news. Evo Morales: Fighting Contraband Defends Bolivian Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12772&SEO=evo-morales-fighting-contraband-defends-bolivian-economy La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stated today that the mobilization of specialized groups to the border with Chile does not constitute any aggression, but a measure to defend the national economy affected by smuggling. Shinzo Abe Congratulates New South Korean President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12771&SEO=shinzo-abe-congratulates-new-south-korean-president Tokyo, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated Moon Jae-in Wednesday, because of his electoral victory in the presidential elections of South Korea. Donald Trump and Russian FM Debate on Syria and Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12770&SEO=donald-trump-and-russian-fm-debate-on-syria-and-bilateral-ties Washington, May 10 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have held talks about several international issues such as the present situation in Syria and also about their bilateral relations, according to the Russian diplomat. Guyanese Health Minister Confirms Robbery of Dangerous Drug http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12769&SEO=guyanese-health-minister-confirms-robbery-of-dangerous-drug Georgetown, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The theft of dangerous drugs sensitive to human health was confirmed today in Parliament by the Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence. WHO Backs Investigation in Liberia after Mysterious Deaths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12768&SEO=who-backs-investigation-in-liberia-after-mysterious-deaths United Nations, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) noted today that it supports epidemiological and laboratory investigations in Liberia to identify the microorganism responsible for an outbreak causing mysterious deaths. Dominican Economic Growth without Favoring People Deplored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12767&SEO=dominican-economic-growth-without-favoring-people-deplored Santo Domingo, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The data on economic growth reported yesterday by the Dominican Republic''s Central Bank (BC) were questioned today by the Committee for the Defense of Neighborhood Rights (COPADEBA). Another Seven Terrorists Lay Arms in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12766&SEO=another-seven-terrorists-lay-arms-in-philippines Manila, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Seven Islamic-linked terrorists surrendered to government forces in the south of the Philippines this week, totaling 47 the extremists who laid down their weapons once the military offensive was strengthened, army sources said. Brazil´s Former President Lula Squares off with Judge Moro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12765&SEO=brazilas-former-president-lula-squares-off-with-judge-moro Brasilia, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Brazil´s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived at about 1:45 pm (local time) at the besieged Federal Justice headquarters in Curitiba, in order to testify to Judge Sergio Moro. Macri Describes as Unfortunate the Application of Law 2x1 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12764&SEO=macri-describes-as-unfortunate-the-application-of-law-2x1 Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Mauricio Macri described as unfortunate the application of Law 2x1, which benefits people with crimes against humanity, and of which he said to be always against. Saudi Kingdom, Cuba Give New Boost to Ties with Million Credit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12763&SEO=saudi-kingdom-cuba-give-new-boost-to-ties-with-million-credit Riyadh, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia has granted Cuba a loan of 26.6 million dollars, decision that gives new impetus to their relationship, the Cuban Embassy reported today. Pakistani Army Arrests Terrorists Linked to Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12762&SEO=pakistani-army-arrests-terrorists-linked-to-attacks Islamabad, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani authorities detained three suspected terrorists linked to several attacks in the city of Jacobabad, in central Sindh province, the army informed today. Canada, Barbados Renew Air Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12761&SEO=canada-barbados-renew-air-agreement Bridgetown, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Barbados and Canada signed today a new Air Transport Agreement that gives airlines in both countries flexibility to operate without directional or geographical limitations. Three Cubans and a Costa Rican Arrested for Alleged Human Smuggling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12760&SEO=three-cubans-and-a-costa-rican-arrested-for-alleged-human-smuggling San José, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Agents of the Professional Migration Police (PPM) of Costa Rica arrested four individuals today, three of them of Cuban origin, for the alleged crime of smuggling people. Lebanon, Cuba Sign Visa Exemption Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12759&SEO=lebanon-cuba-sign-visa-exemption-agreement Beirut, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon and Cuba today signed a visa exemption agreement for diplomatic, official and service passports as part of their respective governments'' purpose of consolidating their relations and multi-sectoral cooperation. Argentina Celebrates Princess of Asturias Award to Les Luthiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12757&SEO=argentina-celebrates-princess-of-asturias-award-to-les-luthiers Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The news hits the headlines and is a trending on Twitter: the Argentine people have received today with joy the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities granted to Les Luthiers. Germany Announces Army Reform Amid Neonazi Scandal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12756&SEO=germany-announces-army-reform-amid-neonazi-scandal Berlin, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Amidst a scandal today on a neo-Nazi network in the German army, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced a structural reform of the troops. Giro d'Italia: Fernando Gaviria Sprints to Stage Five Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12755&SEO=giro-ditalia-fernando-gaviria-sprints-to-stage-five-win Messina, Italy,May 10 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s Fernando Gaviria won a bunch sprint at the end of the fifth stage of the Giro d''Italia today to claim his second victory of this year''s race, while Quick-Step teammate Bob Jungels remained in the overall lead. Spanish Senators Reject Foreign Attacks Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12754&SEO=spanish-senators-reject-foreign-attacks-against-venezuela Madrid, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish senators has rejected today the interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela exercised by some institutions in this country, which threatens a peaceful solution to the violence of some sectors opposed to President Nicolas Maduro. Andean FMs Agree on Integration Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12753&SEO=andean-fms-agree-on-integration-progress Lima, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) reportedly agreed here today on the electricity interconnection among member countries and approved a new strategy in the face of natural disasters and climate change. Andean FMs Agree on Integration Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12758&SEO=andean-fms-agree-on-integration-progress Lima, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) reportedly agreed here today on the electricity interconnection among member countries and approved a new strategy in the face of natural disasters and climate change. Bahamians Vote in General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12752&SEO=bahamians-vote-in-general-elections Nassau, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Some 180,000 registered voters participate today in the Bahamas general elections to elect a new government and parliament. Angola, Russian Companies Evaluate More Investments in Diamond Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12750&SEO=angola-russian-companies-evaluate-more-investments-in-diamond-sector Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s National Diamond Company (ENDIAMA) and Russia''s Alrosa are evaluating the possibility of studies for additional investments in the exploration of kimberlites in the African country. Taxi Drivers Strike Causes Traffic Chaos in Various Colombian Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12749&SEO=taxi-drivers-strike-causes-traffic-chaos-in-various-colombian-cities Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A taxi drivers strike with 45,000 cars detained only on the main thoroughfares, caused a traffic chaos in Colombian cities, early this morning, especially in Bogota. Heberprot-P: 10 Years in the Market, 65000 Patients Benefited in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12748&SEO=heberprot-p-10-years-in-the-market-65000-patients-benefited-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) After almost ten years in the market, the Cuban drug Heberprot-P, the only medicine of its kind effective against diabetic foot ulcers, has benefited more than 65,000 patients in the island, it was reported today. Mexico Appoints Attorney to Investigate Crimes Against Journalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12747&SEO=mexico-appoints-attorney-to-investigate-crimes-against-journalists Mexico, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General Raúl Cervantes has appointed Ricardo Sánchez as the new head of the Special Prosecutor''s Office for Crimes Against Freedom of Expression, notified the institution today. Kosovo Government Falls After Losing No-confidence Vote http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12746&SEO=kosovo-government-falls-after-losing-no-confidence-vote Belgrade, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Kosovo Assembly has approved today by a majority a motion of suspicion against the government of Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, with which new parliamentary elections will be convened for next month. Bolivian Mining Company Makes Millions of Dollars in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12745&SEO=bolivian-mining-company-makes-millions-of-dollars-in-profits La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Mining Corporation of Bolivia (COMIBOL), José Pimentel, reported today that the company Huanuni achieved a cumulative profit of almost 10 million dollars in the first quarter of this year. Angolan MPLA Presents Government Plan 2022 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12744&SEO=angolan-mpla-presents-government-plan-2022 Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) will publicly present its 2017-2022 government plan as part of its strategy to win the August 23 elections and remain in power. Chilean President Bachelet Begins Asia Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12743&SEO=chilean-president-bachelet-begins-asia-tour Jakarta, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet began a long journey to Indonesia and China today to highlight the country''s vocation to project to the Asia-Pacific. Argentina, Cuba Talk Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12742&SEO=argentina-cuba-talk-business Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The exchange between Cuba and Argentina in the commercial and economic area is today the meeting point of a workshop organized here by Small and Medium companies Chamber, which is attended by several companies from both nations. World Hematologists Share Experiences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12741&SEO=world-hematologists-share-experiences-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology continues its activities in this capital today, consolidating itself as a platform for specialists from around the world to share experiences in this field of health. Bolivia Seeks Prompt Release of Detainees in Chile, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12740&SEO=bolivia-seeks-prompt-release-of-detainees-in-chile-minister-says La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is doing everything necessary to achieve, as soon as possible, the release of nine bolivians unjustly detained in Chile, Minister of the Presidency, Rene Martinez, said. Bolivia Begins Refurbishing Stadium for South American Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12739&SEO=bolivia-begins-refurbishing-stadium-for-south-american-games La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Restoration works of Bolivian stadium Felix Capriles will begin in June 15, at a cost of more than 9.3 million dollars, Finance Secretary of Cochabamba provincial Government, Camilo Torrez, announced today. Police Minister Condemns Violence Outbreaks in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12738&SEO=police-minister-condemns-violence-outbreaks-in-south-africa Pretoria, May 10 (Prensa Latina) South African Minister of Police, Fikilwe Mbalula, condemned the violence outbreaks that keep today a tense situation in zones of the North West and Gauteng provinces. Bolivia's Oil Workers to Receive Wage Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12737&SEO=bolivias-oil-workers-to-receive-wage-increase La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Workers at the state-owned Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) will receive a wage increase of seven percent to their basic salary this year, Economy Minister Luis Arce said today. Expert Analyzes Venezuelan Extreme Right Wing's Terrorist Methods http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12736&SEO=expert-analyzes-venezuelan-extreme-right-wings-terrorist-methods Caracas, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The journalist and politician Mario Silva denounced on his TV program La Hojilla the main tools of terrorist violence being used by some extreme right-wing leaders in Venezuela. Egypt Closes Bordering Corridor in Gaza after Four-Day Opening http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12735&SEO=egypt-closes-bordering-corridor-in-gaza-after-four-day-opening Gaza, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian authorities have closed again today the Rafah border crossing between the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip after a four-day opening. Clashes Between Terrorist Groups in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12734&SEO=clashes-between-terrorist-groups-in-damascus Damascus, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, and the Organization for the Liberation of the Levant, led by former Al-Nusra Front, are having confrontations in areas of Yarmouk camp in the southern suburbs of the Syrian capital, according to military sources. Argentine Hosts Celac-EU Meeting on Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12733&SEO=argentine-hosts-celac-eu-meeting-on-drugs Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentina will host next week two important international conferences on drugs, at the request of cooperation mechanisms between Latin America and the European Union (EU). American Byron Stripling Honors Louis Armstrong in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12732&SEO=american-byron-stripling-honors-louis-armstrong-in-cuba Cienfuegos, Cuba, May 9 (Prensa Latina) American trumpeter, Byron Stripling, has paid tribute today to his compatriot, Louis Armstrong, during a jazz concert accompanied by awarded Cuban pianist, Aldo Lopez Gavilan. Cuba's First Deputy FM Visits Lebanon to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12731&SEO=cubas-first-deputy-fm-visits-lebanon-to-strengthen-ties Beirut, May 10 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Aoun has met today with Cuban First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina Gonzalez, who is visiting this Arab nation with the aim of strengthening bilateral friendship and cooperation ties. FBI Director's Dismissal Captures Headlines in the U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12730&SEO=fbi-directors-dismissal-captures-headlines-in-the-u.s. Washington, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), James Comey, captures today the headlines of U.S. news media, highlighting the unexpected event, searches into the reasons and reflects Congress reactions. Turkey Criticizes U.S. Aid to Kurdish Rebels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12729&SEO=turkey-criticizes-u.s.-aid-to-kurdish-rebels Ankara, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Nurettin Canikli, harshly criticized today the decision of the United States to hand heavy weapons to the Units of Popular Protection (YPG), Kurdish militias established in North Syria. Mexico, Second Position in Violent Deaths among Not-at-War Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12728&SEO=mexico-second-position-in-violent-deaths-among-not-at-war-countries Mexico, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is the second country in the world, where violence takes the largest number of human lives, according to a report published today by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), said media outlets in this capital. Cuba: Astronomical Events Visible in 2017 Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12727&SEO=cuba-astronomical-events-visible-in-2017-announced Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Various astronomical events may be visible from Cuba this year, said today the National Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy (IGA) in Havana. Firearms Cause Violence and Deaths in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12726&SEO=firearms-cause-violence-and-deaths-in-latin-america 10 de mayo de 2017, 00:26Panama, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Over half a million deaths a year, nearly half of them caused by firearms, have been globally reported in 2010-2015 period, as reported by the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons. Bolivia Schedules Increase of Energy Export to Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12775&SEO=bolivia-schedules-increase-of-energy-export-to-argentina La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Energy Minister Rafael Alarcon reported Wednesday that the negotiations with Argentina for the export of 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of electric energy to that South American country, will be restarted at medium and long terms. Cohiba Leads Cuban Cigar Sales in Central America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12725&SEO=cohiba-leads-cuban-cigar-sales-in-central-america By Nubia Piqueras Grosso Bogota will Consult its Citizens on Bullfights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12724&SEO=bogota-will-consult-its-citizens-on-bullfights 10 de mayo de 2017, 00:22Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Bogota Mayor''s Office is due to conduct a popular consultation on bullfights in Plaza Santamaría, by a decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court, local government sources informed today. US: Alabama and Louisiana Worst States for Working Mothers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12723&SEO=us-alabama-and-louisiana-worst-states-for-working-mothers 10 de mayo de 2017, 00:20Washington, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The US states of Alabama, Louisiana and Nevada appear now as the worst US states for working mothers, having into account indicators on infant care and professional opportunities. China to Lead Global Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12722&SEO=china-to-lead-global-economic-growth-in-2017 Bangkok, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A third of world economic growth in 2017 will respond to the expansion of China´s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which will maintain its international leadership despite adjustments, the IMF stressed today. Remodelation of Modern Track in Cuba Goes On http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12721&SEO=remodelation-of-modern-track-in-cuba-goes-on Camaguey, Cuba, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The construction project of the new athletics running track in Camaguey, with the name of Cuban deceased famous sprinter Rafael Fortun, is now on the 82 percent of being completely finished, local sport executives said here. Oil Prices Fall Due to High Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12719&SEO=oil-prices-fall-due-to-high-supply 09 de mayo de 2017, 19:27London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell at the end of trade operations of the London and New York futures markets due to oversupply, despite OPEC efforts to stabilize the market. Shortlist of Cuban Ballplayers to Compete in Can-Am League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12718&SEO=shortlist-of-cuban-ballplayers-to-compete-in-can-am-league Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba announced today a shortlist of 37 ballplayers to form a team which will play 21 games against the six baseball teams selected in Canadian-American Independent League (Can-Am), from June 9 to 29. Cuban team will be again coached by Roger Machado, officially announced at the Adolfo Luque Hall of the Latinoamericano Ballpark with the presence of the Cuban Baseball Federation President Higinio Velez, and the National Baseball Director Yovani Aragon. Corruption in Carabineros de Chile Involves Millions of USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12717&SEO=corruption-in-carabineros-de-chile-involves-millions-of-usd 09 de mayo de 2017, 19:03Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A corruption scandal detected in Carabineros de Chile gained importance today, after a public hearing revealed that 43 people had appropriated a figure equivalent to $26 million USD. London Getting Ready for Pink Floyd Band Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12716&SEO=london-getting-ready-for-pink-floyd-band-exhibition London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Photographs and instruments, property of the band Pink Floyd, were installed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in this capital to open an exhibition on May 13, dedicated to the famous group, the museum confirmed today. UN Condemns Attack on Blue Helmets in Central African Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12715&SEO=un-condemns-attack-on-blue-helmets-in-central-african-republic 09 de mayo de 2017, 17:26United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations condemned today an attack on its Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (Minusca), in which four blue helmets were killed and eight injured. UN Outstands High Percentage of South Sudanese Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12714&SEO=un-outstands-high-percentage-of-south-sudanese-refugees 09 de mayo de 2017, 17:19Nairobi, May 9 (Prensa Latina) More than a million children ran away from war in South Sudan, since the armed conflict started in December 2013. Almost 28,000 Foreign Minors Disappeared in Italy in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12713&SEO=almost-28000-foreign-minors-disappeared-in-italy-in-2016 09 de mayo de 2017, 16:54Rome, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A total of 27,995 unaccompanied foreign children and adolescents disappeared in 2016 from the shelters or family houses where they resided in Italy, the Interior Ministry reported today. Colombia to Join Military Exercise with USA, Peru and Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12712&SEO=colombia-to-join-military-exercise-with-usa-peru-and-brazil 09 de mayo de 2017, 16:48Bogota, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The armies of Colombia, Brazil and Peru will participate in a military exercise on the border shared by the three countries, with the United States as guest, said sources today. South Koreans Demand Constitutional Court Warrant against THAAD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12711&SEO=south-koreans-demand-constitutional-court-warrant-against-thaad 09 de mayo de 2017, 16:45Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of South Koreans, residents in Seongju county, where the US anti-ballistic missile system THAAD, is set up, demanded that the Constitutional Court issued a warrant against its construction and beginning of operations, the news agency YONHAP reported today. Venezuela Calls for Broad National Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12710&SEO=venezuela-calls-for-broad-national-discussion 09 de mayo de 2017, 16:27Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The call for a National Constituent Assembly seeks to open a discussion that breaks polarization, political conflict, while hosting a broad exchange to overcome the antagonisms prevailing in our society'', said Elias Jaua in a press conference. FIFA Rejects Concacaf Attempt to Ensure Host for 2026 World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12709&SEO=fifa-rejects-concacaf-attempt-to-ensure-host-for-2026-world-cup 09 de mayo de 2017, 16:22Manama, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Soccer Federation (FIFA) rejected Tuesday an attempt by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Associations of Football (CONCACAF) to get the host of the 2026 World Cup. Turkey-Georgia Border Closes After Radioactive Alarm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12708&SEO=turkey-georgia-border-closes-after-radioactive-alarm 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:54Ankara, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Türközü border gate at the Turkish-Georgian border was closed for several hours today due to a radiation alert in the area, according to information released by the Dogan agency. Tunnel Collapses at Washington Nuclear Waste Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12707&SEO=tunnel-collapses-at-washington-nuclear-waste-plant 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:53Washington, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A tunnel partially collapsed at a plutonium-handling facility at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation Washington state, as reported by the US Energy Department. Cuba Announces Poster Contest # NoMásBloqueo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12706&SEO=cuba-announces-poster-contest-nomasbloqueo Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex) and the National Design Office (ONDI) launched today a call to the NoMásBloqueo poster competition as a platform to join the call for a cease of that U.S. measure. Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12705&SEO=venezuelan-opposition-leader-arrested-in-caracas 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:11Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Executive Vice President, Tareck El Aissami, announced today that Nixon Leal Toro has been arrested, a citizen closely linked to the Primero Justicia (First Justice) opposition party and leader of one of the armed cells operating in this capital. UN Experts call on Nigeria to achieve Hostages Release http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12704&SEO=un-experts-call-on-nigeria-to-achieve-hostages-release 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:10United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights experts urged the government of Nigeria to guarantee the release of all those people kidnapped by Boko Haram. CTB Calls to Occupy Brasilia against Reforms of Michel Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12703&SEO=ctb-calls-to-occupy-brasilia-against-reforms-of-michel-temer 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:07Brasilia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Confederation of Workers of Brazil (CTB), Adilson Araújo, called on today to occupy Brasilia on May 17 to protest against the reforms promoted by the government of Michel Temer. Cuba Attends Celebrations for Kazakh Day of Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12702&SEO=cuba-attends-celebrations-for-kazakh-day-of-victory Astana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in Kazakhstan took part in the activities in this capital for the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over Fascism, presided by the Head of State, Nurzultán Nazarbáyev. Cuban Ambassador Sees Kentucky Businessmen interest in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12701&SEO=cuban-ambassador-sees-kentucky-businessmen-interest-in-cuba Washington, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to the United States, José Ramón Cabañas, confirmed the interest of business representatives and other sectors of the state of Kentucky in increasing ties with the island, reported the diplomatic delegation of the Caribbean country. Catad'Or Santiago Praises Wines in Chile Once Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12700&SEO=catador-santiago-praises-wines-in-chile-once-again Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd edition of the Catad''Or Wine Awards will take place in this capital from July 3 to 10, with the novelty of this year''s award to the best wines of America. ACP Group Passes in Brussels Resolution on Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12698&SEO=acp-group-passes-in-brussels-resolution-on-blockade-against-cuba Brussels, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Councils of Ministers of the Asia, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) has passed a resolution demanding the US economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba be lifted, diplomatic sources reported today. Center-Left Politician Wins Presidential Elections in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12697&SEO=center-left-politician-wins-presidential-elections-in-south-korea Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Moon Jae-in, a veteran advocate of human rights and, according to his electoral promises, of a rapprochement with North Korea has won the Presidential elections in South Korea by a landslide over conservative Hong Joon-pyo and centrist Ahn Cheol-soo. Senate to Probe Chevron Nigeria Over Alleged $4.9 Billion Tax Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12696&SEO=senate-to-probe-chevron-nigeria-over-alleged-4.9-billion-tax-fraud Abuja, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Senate today indicated its readiness to investigate an oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited over alleged fraud in the tune of $4,926,464,100.00 dollars. Dick Advocaat Appointed Netherlands Boss for 3rd Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12694&SEO=dick-advocaat-appointed-netherlands-boss-for-3rd-time Ámsterdam, May 9 (Prensa Latina)Dick Advocaat has been appointed as the Netherlands manager for the third time, it was confirmed today. 3 Kenyans and a Somali Arrested in Kenya Attempting to Join ISIS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12693&SEO=3-kenyans-and-a-somali-arrested-in-kenya-attempting-to-join-isis Nairobi,May 9 (Prensa Latina) Three Kenyans and a Somali refugee have been arrested in south Sudan en-route to join the vicious Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in Libya. Nepal Wants to Limit Age for Everest Climbs After 85 Year Old Dies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12692&SEO=nepal-wants-to-limit-age-for-everest-climbs-after-85-year-old-dies Katmandú, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nepal Mountaineering Association plans to push the government to limit the age of climbers to at least 76. Afghan Cleric, Six Students Die in Bomb Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12691&SEO=afghan-cleric-six-students-die-in-bomb-attack Kabul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A top cleric and six children studying at his seminary were killed in a bomb attack in northern Afghanistan today, a security source confirmed. Evergrande Advance in AFC Champions League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12690&SEO=evergrande-advance-in-afc-champions-league Beijing,May 9 (Prensa Latina) Guangzhou Evergrande secured their place in the AFC Champions League round of 16 after a 2-2 draw with Suwon Bluewings in their final Group G clash on Tuesday. Moon Jae-in is Now Leading in South Korean Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12689&SEO=moon-jae-in-is-now-leading-in-south-korean-presidential-election Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Candidate Moon Jae-in, of the Liberal Democratic Party, is now leading vote counting in the South Korea''s presidential election and is ahead of the nearest rival with 18 points, polls showed. Tour De France Champion Chris Froome Rammed Off His Bike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12688&SEO=tour-de-france-champion-chris-froome-rammed-off-his-bike París, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is counting his lucky stars after claiming he was intentionally ''rammed'' by a car while training in France. Cuba Reiterates Solidarity with SADR President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12686&SEO=cuba-reiterates-solidarity-with-sadr-president Algiers, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s solidarity with the self-determination of the Western Sahara people has been reiterated by Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, to the president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, according to reports today. Asia-Pacific Leads Global Growth: IMF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12687&SEO=asia-pacific-leads-global-growth-imf Bangkok, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) informed today that the region Asia-Pacific will continue as leader of global growth and placed its expansion projection at 5.5 percent in 2017 and 5.4 in 2018. Double Bombing Hits Southern Thailand, 40 Injured http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12685&SEO=double-bombing-hits-southern-thailand-40-injured Bangkok, May 9 (Prensa Latina)At least 40 people were injured today, one is in serious condition, when a double bombing hit a town in Thailand''s insurgency-plagued south, police said, the latest suspected rebel attack to undermine stalled peace efforts. Meningitis: Possible Cause of Mysterious Lethal Outbreak in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12684&SEO=meningitis-possible-cause-of-mysterious-lethal-outbreak-in-liberia Monrovia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A type of meningitis may be the cause of the outbreak of an unknown disease that has killed at least 13 people in this country, reported the health authorities today. Constituent Assembly Process in Venezuela Guarantees Justice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12683&SEO=constituent-assembly-process-in-venezuela-guarantees-justice Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The constitutionalist lawyer Enrique Tineo said today that the constituent process called by President Nicolas Maduro vindicates justice in light of the right wing''s attacks on the Venezuelan people. Evo Morales Presents Employment Plan for Several Sectors in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12682&SEO=evo-morales-presents-employment-plan-for-several-sectors-in-bolivia La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has announced today a national employment plan for urban infrastructure sectors, protection and rehabilitation of productive areas, youth labor insertion in private companies and the so-called seed fund. Spanish Right Loses Electoral Support, According to Poll http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12681&SEO=spanish-right-loses-electoral-support-according-to-poll Madrid, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Although it would win a hypothetical election again, the right-wing Popular Party (PP) of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy lost support among voters within six months of his second term, a poll showed. Iran Denounces Western Plans to Revive Disputes in Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12680&SEO=iran-denounces-western-plans-to-revive-disputes-in-middle-east Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani today denounced the persistence of the West powers'' plans to revive the problems among Middle East countries, to which the Islamic republic responds by strengthening its military power. Cuban Demands Increasing South's Presence at UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12679&SEO=cuban-demands-increasing-souths-presence-at-un-security-council United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba repeated its call to guarantee a larger presence of the South in the United Nations Security Council in order to take balance and credibility to that body. Uncertain Situation in Libyan City of Benghazi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12678&SEO=uncertain-situation-in-libyan-city-of-benghazi Tripoli, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Amid conflicting reports of recent fightings between General Khalifa Hatar''s troops and Islamic extremist forces in the Sabri neighborhood, the situation in the Libyan city of Benghazi is now less uncertain. Experts From 24 Countries Attend Hematology Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12677&SEO=experts-from-24-countries-attend-hematology-congress-in-cuba Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 24 countries will present their experiences at the 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology, to be held from today until May 12 at Havana''s Convention Center. Palestinian President Resumes Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12676&SEO=palestinian-president-resumes-peace-talks Ramallah, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Mahmoud Abbas has stated today that he is ready to resume peace talks with Israel, this time under the auspices of U.S. President, Donald Trump. South Africa Embarks on High Speed Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12675&SEO=south-africa-embarks-on-high-speed-train Pretoria, May 9 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma has unveiled new high speed trains that will offer faster journey times and greater reliability. Colombian Teachers Will Strike Thursday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12674&SEO=colombian-teachers-will-strike-thursday Bogota, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Federation of Education workers (Fecode) announced that its members will join a strike starting from Thursday on when they will take the streets to march. Chile Hopes to Exceed Six Million Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12673&SEO=chile-hopes-to-exceed-six-million-tourists-in-2017 Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Chile wants to overcome the imaginary barrier of the six million foreign tourists in 2017, a goal that seems tangible starting from the good results of the hospitality industry in this southern country. Bolivia, Brazil to Define Actions Against Transnational Crime http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12672&SEO=bolivia-brazil-to-define-actions-against-transnational-crime La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian government minister, Carlos Romero and Brazilian Justice Minister, Osmar Serraglio, will meet to define joint actions against transnational crime. Over 10,000 Military Officers Participate in Victory Parade in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12671&SEO=over-10000-military-officers-participate-in-victory-parade-in-moscow Moscow, May 9 (Prensa Latina) At least 10,000 military officers, 114 war pieces of equipment and 72 planes and helicopters participated today in the parade at Moscow''s Red Square on the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over German fascism. Cuba Ready to Contribute in Preparation for WTO Ministerial Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12670&SEO=cuba-ready-to-contribute-in-preparation-for-wto-ministerial-event Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has showed in Geneva its willingness to contribute to preparing the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to be held in Buenos Aires, diplomatic sources said today. Mexican Business Confederation Demands Laws Against Insecurity, Impun http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12668&SEO=mexican-business-confederation-demands-laws-against-insecurity-impun México, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Business Confederation of Mexico (Coparmex) criticized that legislators delay the approval of laws against insecurity, corruption and impunity in the country. Iranian Coal Mine Explosion Death Toll Rises to 42 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12669&SEO=iranian-coal-mine-explosion-death-toll-rises-to-42 Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The extraction of another seven bodies of workers trapped inside a coal mine in northeastern Iran has risen today to 42 the explosion death toll, which also injured 73 people. Ecuador's President-Elect Visits Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12667&SEO=ecuadors-president-elect-visits-peru Lima, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, will host today Ecuadorian President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, with whom he will talk about cooperation and issues of the international situation. Trump and Macron Agree to Meet during NATO Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12666&SEO=trump-and-macron-agree-to-meet-during-nato-summit Washington, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of the U.S. Donald Trump and the newly elected French head of State, Emmanuel Macron, agreed to meet during the Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on May 25 in Brussels. Germany to Be Guest Country of Santa Cruz Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12665&SEO=germany-to-be-guest-country-of-santa-cruz-book-fair La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Germany will be the guest country of the 18th International Book Fair (FIL) of Santa Cruz, which will take place from May 31 to June 11 in that eastern Bolivian city, organizers informed. Legislature to Assess Conditions for Financial Rescue in Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12663&SEO=legislature-to-assess-conditions-for-financial-rescue-in-greece Athens, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Greek Parliament will examine on May 18 the demands presented by international creditors to grant new external finance to the country, said Parliament President Nikos Vutsis. Puerto Rican Students Strike Against Court Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12661&SEO=puerto-rican-students-strike-against-court-order San Juan, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Some student leaders have stated that they will not abide by the Court of Appeal''s determination to end the 40-day strike this week at the University of Puerto Rico''s (UPR) Rio Piedras campus. National Workshop on Cinema Review Starts in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12659&SEO=national-workshop-on-cinema-review-starts-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 9 (Prensa Latina) More than 70 films will be exhibited at the 23rd National Workshop on Cinema Review, from May 9 to 31, in the central-eastern Cuban city of Camaguey. Spanish Candidates to Debate their Socialist Programs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12660&SEO=spanish-candidates-to-debate-their-socialist-programs Madrid, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The three candidates to preside over the Spanish Socialist Workers'' Party (PSOE) will hold on May 15 a single debate on their proposals to lead the destinies of an organization immersed in deep fragmentation. First Turkish Participation in Marathon of Mount Everest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12658&SEO=first-turkish-participation-in-marathon-of-mount-everest Ankara, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Turkish federation ''Sports for Everyone'' announced the appearance of local athlete Ece Vahapoglu as the Turkish representative in the Mount Everest Marathon for the first time in the history of Turkey. WTO Prepares Forum on Trade Realities and Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12656&SEO=wto-prepares-forum-on-trade-realities-and-challenges Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is preparing the Public Forum 2017 to propitiate a debate on the realities and challenges in commerce. Brazilian Trade in Last Four Months Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12655&SEO=brazilian-trade-in-last-four-months-decreases Brasilia, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Wholesale trade in Brazil decreased 4.5 percent in the last 12 months, according to a report today by Serasa Experian, a credit research firm that offers digital certification, marketing and sales consultancy, fraud protection, and economic analysis. Mexico: Relatives of the 43 Block Access to General Attorney Office http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12653&SEO=mexico-relatives-of-the-43-block-access-to-general-attorney-office 08 de mayo de 2017, 17:22Mexico, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Parents and relatives of the 43 students disappeared from Ayotzinapa, indefinitely blocked the access to the main building of the General Attorney''s Office (PGR in Spanish) Monday. Nepal to Sign up Pact with China on OBOR Initiative http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12654&SEO=nepal-to-sign-up-pact-with-china-on-obor-initiative 08 de mayo de 2017, 17:22Kathmandu, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Nepal has today confirmed its interest in becoming part of China''s Belt and Road Initiative to build a trade and infrastructure network to connect Asia with Europe and Africa. International Blue Flag Award to 342 Italian Beaches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12652&SEO=international-blue-flag-award-to-342-italian-beaches Rome, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Today, the number of Italian beaches awarded with the International Blue Flag 2017 prize, rose to 342, 49 more than last year. This is an award created by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Colombian President Thanked Ecuador for its Support for Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12651&SEO=colombian-president-thanked-ecuador-for-its-support-for-peace-process 08 de mayo de 2017, 17:03Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos thanked today the Ecuadorean Government and people for their support for peace process and particularly for the dialogues with the insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN), which have been held since February 7, in Quito. Support to Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Grows, Says PSUV Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12650&SEO=support-to-venezuelan-constituent-assembly-grows-says-psuv-leader 08 de mayo de 2017, 16:50Caracas, May 8 (Prensa Latina) First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, asserted today that the majority of the country''s citizens support the call by President Nicolas Maduro to a National Constituent Assembly for peace in the nation. Philippines Maintain Confidence in Duterte Despite Iron Fist Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12649&SEO=philippines-maintain-confidence-in-duterte-despite-iron-fist-policy 08 de mayo de 2017, 16:49Manila, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Despite the iron fist policy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in his anti-drug campaign, recent polls reveal that 80 percent of the population is confident in his management, the Manila Times reported today. UN Celebrates Liberation of Kidnapped Girls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12648&SEO=un-celebrates-liberation-of-kidnapped-girls 08 de mayo de 2017, 16:32United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations celebrated the liberation of 82 among the more than 200 girls kidnapped by rebel group Boko Haram in Nigeria. MEDICuba-Switzerland Strengthens Ties 25 Years its Creation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12647&SEO=medicuba-switzerland-strengthens-ties-25-years-its-creation Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) 25 years after the creation of the MEDICuba-Switzerland collaboration program, the organization is designing four new strategies for assistance, especially for children and the elderly. Colombian Cyclist Gaviria Leader of Tour to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12646&SEO=colombian-cyclist-gaviria-leader-of-tour-to-italy Sicily, Italy, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria confessed Monday his personal pride and joy for wearing the pink ''maillot'' identifying the current leader of the famous Giro di Italia (Tour to Italy) in its 100th edition this year. Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to Visit SADR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12645&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-minister-of-foreign-affairs-to-visit-sadr 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:57Algiers, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelino Medina González, affirmed today his country''s firm position with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) during a visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps. Slight Rises of Euro and Stock Markets after Macron Victory in Franc http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12644&SEO=slight-rises-of-euro-and-stock-markets-after-macron-victory-in-franc London, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The euro and the European stock markets experienced today slight rises after the victory by centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential elections in France. Over 435,000 Displaced People by Fighting in Iraq´s Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12643&SEO=over-435000-displaced-people-by-fighting-in-iraqas-mosul 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:50United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Over 435,000 displaced people have abandoned their homes to flee from extreme violence in Mosul, where the government offensive to drive out the Islamic State (IS) still continues, as reported by the United Nations (UN) today. Cuba in Action Week Against Mosquito in America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12642&SEO=cuba-in-action-week-against-mosquito-in-america Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba joins today a week of action against the Mosquito in the Americas with a broad program of activities, focused on the elimination of breeding insects transmitters of arbovirus, Aedes aegypti. Texas Captures US Attention By Anti-Immigrant Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12641&SEO=texas-captures-us-attention-by-anti-immigrant-law 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:35Washington, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The US state of Texas appears today in the middle of the national debate on immigration, following the signing by its governor, Greg Abbott, of a law against the so-called sanctuary cities. Colombian Guerrillas to Debate in Havana on Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12640&SEO=colombian-guerrillas-to-debate-in-havana-on-peace-process 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:33Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) have today arrived in Havana to exchange viewpoints on first peace process agreement conducted by the previous guerrilla with Colombian government. Syrian Authorities Seized Trucks Loaded with Weapons. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12639&SEO=syrian-authorities-seized-trucks-loaded-with-weapons. 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:32Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian security forces seized four trucks loaded with weapons and ammunition for terrorists of the former Al-Nusra Front in east of Damascus. Government Calls on Opposition to Work for Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12638&SEO=government-calls-on-opposition-to-work-for-peace-in-venezuela 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:31Caracas, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Presidential Commission of the National Constituent Assembly, Elías Jaua, called on leaders of the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) today to work to ensure peace and economic development in Venezuela. Santos: Colombia Wants to Reinforce Relations with the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12637&SEO=santos-colombia-wants-to-reinforce-relations-with-the-us 08 de mayo de 2017, 14:48Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos assured Monday that the purpose of his visit to Washington on May 18 is to reinforce the relations with the United States, a country which Colombia considers a strategic economic and political partner. Bolivia to Host Second Regional Economic Development Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12636&SEO=bolivia-to-host-second-regional-economic-development-forum La Paz, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Second Regional Forum of Local Economic Development for Latin America and the Caribbean will take place in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba with the presentation of initiatives that promote regional sustainability, reported the national media today. Debate About Poverty Eradication in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12635&SEO=debate-about-poverty-eradication-in-the-un United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) installed a three -day session dedicated to talk about poverty eradication, a phenomenon affecting more than 800 million human beings in the planet. Indonesia to Investigate Officials, Guards Over Massive Prison Break http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12634&SEO=indonesia-to-investigate-officials-guards-over-massive-prison-break Jakarta, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia Minister of Legal and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly today ordered a probe of officials overseeing a Sumatra''s Riau province prison where inmates massively broke out due to alleged illicit practices, including extortions. Dead Zones Mark Latest Threat to Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12630&SEO=dead-zones-mark-latest-threat-to-coral-reefs Washington, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Dead zones that snuff out marine life may affect dozens of coral reefs around the world, and threaten hundreds more. Other 13 Iranian Miners' Bodies Found, Lethal Figure Rises 39 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12629&SEO=other-13-iranian-miners-bodies-found-lethal-figure-rises-39 Tehran, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue workers have extracted another 13 bodies of workers trapped at a mine in northeastern Iran by an explosion, whose death toll rose 39, officials said. Syrian Team Wins Kick Boxing Mediterranean Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12628&SEO=syrian-team-wins-kick-boxing-mediterranean-championship 08 de mayo de 2017, 12:31Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian press highlighted today the victory of the Syrian team of kick boxing in the Mediterranean championship of that discipline of Japanese origin, which mixes the technique of traditional boxing with martial arts. Tribute to Cuban and Venezuelan Revolutionaries Killed in Combat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12627&SEO=tribute-to-cuban-and-venezuelan-revolutionaries-killed-in-combat Matanzas, Cuba, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Authorities, diplomatic staff, students and the Cuban people remembered here today in a political-cultural event the 82nd anniversary of the fall in unequal combat of revolutionaries Antonio Guiteras (Cuba) and Carlos Aponte (Venezuela). Olympics: Pyeongchang Ticket Sales Slower Than Hoped http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12626&SEO=olympics-pyeongchang-ticket-sales-slower-than-hoped Seoul,May 8 (Prensa Latina) Ticket sales in South Korea for the Winter Olympics it is hosting next year have gone far worse than hoped, organisers admitted today, with barely a quarter of the first-phase target taken up. DPRK Investigations Continue After US Citizen Detention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12624&SEO=dprk-investigations-continue-after-us-citizen-detention Pyongyang, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are continuing investigations into a US citizen arrested on suspicion of committing hostile acts against the country. World's Biggest X Ray Laser Fired for The First Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12623&SEO=worlds-biggest-x-ray-laser-fired-for-the-first-time 08 de mayo de 2017, 11:19Berlín,May 8 (Prensa Latina)The world''s biggest X-ray laser has generated its first light, paving the way for a new era of research in Europe. Pope Asks to Dispense Arms for Security on Visit to Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12622&SEO=pope-asks-to-dispense-arms-for-security-on-visit-to-colombia 08 de mayo de 2017, 11:14Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis asked that the 1,000 policemen who will take care of his security during the visit to Colombia do so unarmed, national news reported today after a coordination meeting with the Vatican. PEMEX Cuts Reduced Resources for Pipelines Monitoring http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12621&SEO=pemex-cuts-reduced-resources-for-pipelines-monitoring Mexico, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Budgetary adjustments forced Mexican Oil (Petroleos Mexicanos or PEMEX) to cut resources and means for monitoring pipelines and other facilities, was released today. Memorandum on Syria Best Way to End Hostilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12620&SEO=memorandum-on-syria-best-way-to-end-hostilities Moscow, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The memorandum signed in Astana to establish detente zones in Syria shortens the way in the search for the definitive end of hostilities in that Levantine country, a Russian expert said. Argentinean University Teachers Lead National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12619&SEO=argentinean-university-teachers-lead-national-strike Buenos Aires. May 8 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Universities teachers begin today a week of national strike in a massive claim for a fair and just salary. Turkey Plans to Build Border Wall with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12618&SEO=turkey-plans-to-build-border-wall-with-iran Ankara, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government plans to build a border wall with Iran as part of its fight against the illegal Kurdistan Workers'' Party (PKK), according to the newspaper Hürriyet, based on official sources. Ecuadorian Authorities Beat Drug Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12617&SEO=ecuadorian-authorities-beat-drug-trafficking Quito, May 8 (Prensa Latina) As part of the Ecuadorian Government''s priorities and the plan to fight drug trafficking, the Interior Ministry has dealt another blow to organized crime by seizing a ton of drugs. Non Communicable Diseases Cause 400,000 Deaths Annually in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12616&SEO=non-communicable-diseases-cause-400000-deaths-annually-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Non-communicable diseases cause around 400,000 deaths per year in Vietnam, Health officials said at a conference on the subject. Syria Supports the Creation of Peace Zones, FM Reaffirms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12614&SEO=syria-supports-the-creation-of-peace-zones-fm-reaffirms Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al Moallem reaffirmed today his country''s support for the creation of peace zones to ''stop the bloodshed of the Syrian people.'' Damascus Opens International Services Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12613&SEO=damascus-opens-international-services-fair Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media has given broad coverage to the opening in Damascus of the International Fair, Servex 2017, dedicated to business services, a further sign that despite the heinous terrorist war imposed on this country, there''s life and a strong will to move ahead. Philippines, USA Hold Military Drills http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12612&SEO=philippines-usa-hold-military-drills Manila, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Philippine and US forces began joint exercises today in several areas of this Southeast Asian archipelago, focusing on humanitarian aid and fighting natural disasters, official sources informed. Ecuador's President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, Visits Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12611&SEO=ecuadors-president-elect-lenin-moreno-visits-colombia Quito, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombia is the first country Ecuador''s President-Elect, Lenin Moreno visits when he complies today with a one-day agenda, focused on a meeting with his peer Juan Manuel Santos. Nicaraguan Volcano Lagoons Proposed as World´s Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12609&SEO=nicaraguan-volcano-lagoons-proposed-as-worldas-heritage Managua, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The volcano lagoons in Nicaragua have been proposed as world heritage, given their unique and peculiar features which make these sites the host for various endemic species. The proposal, according to El 19 Digital newspaper, was suggested by the non-governmental organization The Peace Project, located at the Laguna de Apoyo, amid municipalities of Masaya and Granada. Cuba Eyeing Eco Tourism Expansion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12608&SEO=cuba-eyeing-eco-tourism-expansion Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s forthcoming 11th International Eco Tourism Seminar (TURNAT, in Spanish) in the province of Holguín, will provide an ideal opportunity for industry experts and professionals to exchange views and to promote Cuban as an attractive destination. Colombian Gov't and ELN to Resume Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12607&SEO=colombian-govt-and-eln-to-resume-peace-talks Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government and the insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN) will reportedly resume official talks on May 16th in Quito, Ecuador. In Record Low Turnout, Macron Wins Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12606&SEO=in-record-low-turnout-macron-wins-elections-in-france Paris, May 7 (Prensa Latina) In the lowest voters'' turnout since 1969, Emmanuel Macron, a centrist neoliberal politician, won Sunday the presidential ballotage in France with a broad margin over ultra right winger Marine Le Pen, who admitted defeat. Venezuelans Refuse Opposition Extremists' Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12604&SEO=venezuelans-refuse-opposition-extremists-violence Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Journalist José Vicente Rangel said today that most Venezuelans reject the violence promoted by opposition extremists, as their method to disagree with the policies of the Bolivarian Government. Costa Rica Reports More Cases of Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12603&SEO=costa-rica-reports-more-cases-of-zika-chikungunya-and-dengue San Jose, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health of Costa Rica has reported a total of 142 Zika cases confirmed in the 13 first weeks of 2017, while 686 are still pending confirmation. Armed Extremists Negotiate Evacuation of Damascus Suburb http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12602&SEO=armed-extremists-negotiate-evacuation-of-damascus-suburb 07 de mayo de 2017, 13:12Damascus, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army reportedly ceased its military operations in Al-Qaboun neighborhood, northeast of Damascus, after the surrender of the terrorists and negotiating an evacuation agreement. Iranian President Urges to Close Unsafe Mines to Avoid Accidents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12601&SEO=iranian-president-urges-to-close-unsafe-mines-to-avoid-accidents 07 de mayo de 2017, 13:11Tehran, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani proposed today to close mines lacking sufficient security equipment to prevent the recurrence of accidents such as the one that left a toll of 35 dead in Azadshahr on Wednesday. Evo Morales Opens Dam and Irrigation System in Cochabamba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12600&SEO=evo-morales-opens-dam-and-irrigation-system-in-cochabamba 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:44La Paz, May 7 (Prensa Latina) ''When there is soil and water, life is guaranteed'', Bolivian President Evo Morales said today at the opening of a dam and irrigation system in the municipality of Pojo, in the central department of Cochabamba. Attack on Kashmir Leaves Four Fatalities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12599&SEO=attack-on-kashmir-leaves-four-fatalities New Delhi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Four people were killed, including two civilians, a police officer and a military during a clash in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, reported today the police. Syrian Govt to Restore Power in Freed Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12598&SEO=syrian-govt-to-restore-power-in-freed-cities 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:09Damascus, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a plan to restore the electricity grid in the villages of Zabadani, Madaya, Bukkein and Bludan, recently freed from terrorist groups, according to reports today. South Africa President Lauds Results of WEF meeting in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12597&SEO=south-africa-president-lauds-results-of-wef-meeting-in-durban 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:03Pretoria, May 7 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma has lauded Team South Africa on the success and positive outcomes achieved at the World Economic Forum on Africa, held May 3-5 in Durban. Constituent Process Described as Key for Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12596&SEO=constituent-process-described-as-key-for-peace-in-venezuela Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Presidential Commission for the Constituent National Assembly Elias Jaua said today that this legislative process called by President Nicolas Maduro on May 1st, is key to guarantee stability and consolidate peace in Venezuela. Low Voters' Turnout in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12595&SEO=low-voters-turnout-in-france Paris, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The participation rate in the ballotage of the presidential elections in France was 65.3 percent at 17:00 (local time), with a downward trend, compared to the first round and previous elections. The Right must Respect Venezuela's Peace, PSUV Leader Affirms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12594&SEO=the-right-must-respect-venezuelas-peace-psuv-leader-affirms 07 de mayo de 2017, 11:33Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The first vice-president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, declared today the opposition has the right to disagree with the policies of the Bolivarian Government, but it must respect the Constitution and peace of the nation. Inflation Hits Mexico's Humble Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12593&SEO=inflation-hits-mexicos-humble-sectors 07 de mayo de 2017, 11:19Mexico, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Inflation hits the most humble sectors of Mexican society, from the informal urban to the rural laborer, social and academic organizations have warned today. New Wave of Migrants Reaching the Coast of Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12592&SEO=new-wave-of-migrants-reaching-the-coast-of-italy Rome, May 7 (PL) A massive wave of over 3,000 immigrants is expected to reach today the southern coast of Italy, according to forecasts of NGOs and the media that are present in aid relief operations. Mobile App on Gender Violence Becomes Popular in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12591&SEO=mobile-app-on-gender-violence-becomes-popular-in-argentina 07 de mayo de 2017, 10:53Buenos Aires, May 7 (Prensa Latina) A mobile application that helps to prevent situations of gender violence is becoming more and more popular today in Argentina. Cuban Gallery Attends Art Fair in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12590&SEO=cuban-gallery-attends-art-fair-in-new-york New York, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban gallery La Acacia culminates today its participation in the Context New York Art Fair, which brought together institutions specialized in contemporary and modern art from 50 countries. Egypt Opens Bordering Corridor in Gaza for Three Days http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12589&SEO=egypt-opens-bordering-corridor-in-gaza-for-three-days Cairo, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has opened its border crossing with Palestinian Gaza Strip for three days, starting Saturday. UN General Assembly President Begins African Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12588&SEO=un-general-assembly-president-begins-african-tour United Nations, May 7 (Prensa Latina) UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson begins today a tour in Nairobi, Kenya, in addition to the Central African Republic and Uganda. Holguin, Cuba, Cultural Festival Wrapping Up with Diverse Events http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12587&SEO=holguin-cuba-cultural-festival-wrapping-up-with-diverse-events Holguin, Cuba, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Theater, dancing, life music, movie and literature are some of the artistic events scheduled Sunday for the closing day of the May Cultural Festival of Holguin, city in eastern Cuba, popular fete that will last until Monday. Vietnam Finalizes Details to Host APEC Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12586&SEO=vietnam-finalizes-details-to-host-apec-forum Hanoi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam finalizes details today to host from Tuesday a series of meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum as part of the work prior to the summit of its leaders scheduled for next November. El Niño Could Return to Panama and Damage Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12585&SEO=el-nino-could-return-to-panama-and-damage-agriculture Panama, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian meteorologists predicted that there were 50 percent of probabilities that the atmospheric phenomenon El Niño returns to Panama by the end of June or in early August, causing a disaster in agriculture. International Fair FitCuba 2017 Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12584&SEO=international-fair-fitcuba-2017-concludes 06 de mayo de 2017, 18:27Holguin, Cuba, May 6 (Prensa Latina) After four days of sessions the 37th International Tourism Fair FitCuba 2017 concludeed, after showing the benefits of enjoying the nautral landscaopes in the east of Cuba. Cuban Tourism Industry Extends Relations with Foreign Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12583&SEO=cuban-tourism-industry-extends-relations-with-foreign-companies 06 de mayo de 2017, 17:30Havana, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban tourism industry established this week new relations with foreign companies for the administration of hotels and the development of real-estate projects, associated to golf courses. Venezuelan Women Reaffirm Support to Bolivarian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12582&SEO=venezuelan-women-reaffirm-support-to-bolivarian-government 06 de mayo de 2017, 16:58Caracas, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly is the scene for the dialogue, reunion and construction, said Blanca Eekhout, Venezuelan Minister for Women and Gender Equality, during a march organized today in this capital. Extremists in Damascus Suburb Request to Withdraw http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12581&SEO=extremists-in-damascus-suburb-request-to-withdraw 06 de mayo de 2017, 16:04Damascus, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Armed extremists in the suburb of Qabum, near Damascus, requested to pull out of the place and go to the region of Eastern Ghouta, military sources confirmed today. France in Electoral Silence Prior to Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12580&SEO=france-in-electoral-silence-prior-to-presidential-elections 06 de mayo de 2017, 15:05Paris, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Electoral silence is ruling today in France, established by law for the day before the presidential elections, in which liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Chinese Navy Hands Over Three Pirates to Somali Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12578&SEO=chinese-navy-hands-over-three-pirates-to-somali-authorities Mogadiscio,May 6 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese navy ship handed over three suspected pirates to Somali authorities today, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to stamp out a resurgence of piracy this year. Researchers Identify Immunotherapy Targets in Early-stage Lung Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12577&SEO=researchers-identify-immunotherapy-targets-in-early-stage-lung-cancer Washington,May 6 (Prensa Latina) A study published in Cell magazine, led by oncologist Miriam Merad of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, created an atlas of immune cells associated with early-stage lung cancer 1. Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz Has Fallen to Taliban Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12576&SEO=qala-e-zal-district-in-kunduz-has-fallen-to-taliban-control Kabul, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The control of Qala-e-Zal district in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan has reportedly fallen to Taliban earlier today. Russia and UN Distributes Humanitarian Aid in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12575&SEO=russia-and-un-distributes-humanitarian-aid-in-syria Damsasco,May 6 (Prensa Latina)The Center for Coordination of the Ceasefire located at the Russian base of Hemymin,in Latakia province,with the United Nations distributed 25 tons of humanitarian aid in Alepo, Deir Ezzor and Daraá,according to authorities. China to Enhance Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan Under Belt and Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12574&SEO=china-to-enhance-cooperation-with-kyrgyzstan-under-belt-and-road Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that China stands ready to enhance practical cooperation with Kyrgyzstan under the Belt and Road Initiative. Russia Criticizes Cold War Reactions of US Generals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12573&SEO=russia-criticizes-cold-war-reactions-of-us-generals Moscow,May 6 (Prensa Latina) According to the head of special operations Command U.S. army General Raymond Thomas about the fact that Russia is one of the main threats to his country based on stereotypes of the cold war. China Publishes Reproduction of its Oldest Hand-written Koran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12572&SEO=china-publishes-reproduction-of-its-oldest-hand-written-koran Beijing, May 6 (Prensa Latina) China published today a reproduced edition of its oldest hand-written copy of the Koran. China Sets Up B20 Business Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12570&SEO=china-sets-up-b20-business-council Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) The B20 China Business Council was established today in Beijing to help Chinese enterprises participate in global economic governance. Next Cuban Tourism Fair Will Be Dedicated to United Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12571&SEO=next-cuban-tourism-fair-will-be-dedicated-to-united-kingdom Holguín, Cuba, (Prensa Latina) The 38th International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2018 will be dedicated to the United Kingdom, as guest of honor, official sources informed here. Pope in Egypt Advocates for Interreligious Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12569&SEO=pope-in-egypt-advocates-for-interreligious-dialogue Manuel Vázquez, Correspondent in Cairo Cairo, May 6 (Prensa Latina) At the end of April, Pope Francis traveled for a little over 24 hours to Egypt, a brief visit with much greater importance than it could bededuced from its time lapse. Pakistan: Court to Investigate Those Implicated in Panama Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12568&SEO=pakistan-court-to-investigate-those-implicated-in-panama-papers Islamabad, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Pakistan named six entities as part of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to verify the financial denunciations revealed by Panama Papers against the family of prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. Design Week in Cuba to Promote Experience Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12567&SEO=design-week-in-cuba-to-promote-experience-exchange 05 de mayo de 2017, 18:42Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Shortening distances between professional designers and end-users will be the main purpose of the 14th Design Week in Cuba, according to the organizers. Ecuador and Spain Review Financing for Educational Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12566&SEO=ecuador-and-spain-review-financing-for-educational-projects 05 de mayo de 2017, 18:38Quito, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The 30th Meeting of the Ecuador-Spain Debt Exchange Program, which took place in this capital, allowed both nations to review the those efforts related to the financing for educational projects in this South American nation, according to the Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry today. UN Representatives Visit Peace Zone for Colombian Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12565&SEO=un-representatives-visit-peace-zone-for-colombian-guerrillas 05 de mayo de 2017, 18:34Bogota, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Ambassadors of the member countries of the United Nations Security Council visited today a transit area for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) in the Colombian department of Meta, in order to verify the implementation of the peace agreement. Nearly 40,000 Flights by Boliviana de Aviacion Airline in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12564&SEO=nearly-40000-flights-by-boliviana-de-aviacion-airline-in-2016 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:57La Paz, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Boliviana de Aviacion airline (BoA) General Manager Ronald Casso asserted today that the State-run company operated almost 40,000 flights during 2016, including national and international flights. Iran to Set up a Special Committee after Coal Mine Explosion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12563&SEO=iran-to-set-up-a-special-committee-after-coal-mine-explosion 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:27Tehran, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian government will set up a special committee to investigate the causes of the fatal explosion at a coal mine in Azadshahr, Iran, according to official sources. Iran to Set up a Special Committee after Coal Mine Explosion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12562&SEO=iran-to-set-up-a-special-committee-after-coal-mine-explosion 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:26Tehran, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian government will set up a special committee to investigate the causes of the fatal explosion at a coal mine in Azadshahr, according to official sources. Hunger Increases Immigration Flow and Armed Conflict, Says WFP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12561&SEO=hunger-increases-immigration-flow-and-armed-conflict-says-wfp 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:24Rome, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) indicated today that there is close link between the increased hunger, the immigration flow and armed conflict. Iraqi Army Liberates Two Communities in North-West Mosul from IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12560&SEO=iraqi-army-liberates-two-communities-in-north-west-mosul-from-is 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:22Baghdad, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Armored units of the Iraqi Army recovered today two communities more from the control of the Islamic State (IS) in north-western Mosul, while the Federal Police moved on a new key site and killed 30 terrorists. UN Secretary General To Visit UK, China, France and Switzerland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12559&SEO=un-secretary-general-to-visit-uk-china-france-and-switzerland 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:21United Nations, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres will begin a visit to the United Kingdom, China, France and Switzerland starting on May 9th, said today UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. 9 Cuban Ballplayers Sign up with Can-Am and Intercounty Leagues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12558&SEO=9-cuban-ballplayers-sign-up-with-can-am-and-intercounty-leagues 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:20Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A total of 13 Cuban ballplayers have been placed in foreign baseball leagues, following the recent signing of nine players with Can-Am and Intercounty baseball teams. Bolivia and Brazil Sign Memorandums for Urea and Gas Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12557&SEO=bolivia-and-brazil-sign-memorandums-for-urea-and-gas-trade 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:07La Paz, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Sanchez and the governors of the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul signed today two memorandums for gas an urea exports from Bolivia. Havana Readies Havana Bay Atlas and Its Wealth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12556&SEO=havana-readies-havana-bay-atlas-and-its-wealth 05 de mayo de 2017, 14:55Santiago de Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) An atlas on Havana Bay is currently under preparation by multidisciplinary teams, reported here Patricia Rodríguez, director of the Master Plan of the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana (OHCH). First May Rains wreak havoc in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12555&SEO=first-may-rains-wreak-havoc-in-nicaragua Managua, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The first major downpour on the Nicaraguan capital damage some neighborhoods and communities, before which the authorities activated the contingency plans and assess the situation on the ground. US Soldier Killed in Operation Against Somali Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12554&SEO=us-soldier-killed-in-operation-against-somali-guerrilla Mogadishu, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A US soldier was killed during a joint operation with Somali troops against members of the Al-Shabab organization, the United States Command for Africa (Africom) reported today. Somalia to Investigate Minister Assassination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12553&SEO=somalia-to-investigate-minister-assassination Mogadishu, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Somali authorities announced today that a survey is underway on circumstances in which the Minister of Public Works, Abbas Abdullahi Cheij was shot to death. Pacifists Alert of Threat to Peace After Military Escalation in World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12552&SEO=pacifists-alert-of-threat-to-peace-after-military-escalation-in-world Guantanamo, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The presence of a large group of pacifists today in the 5th International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases is of great importance due to the threat that represents the military escalation in the world. Jamaica Police Seizes More Than 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12551&SEO=jamaica-police-seizes-more-than-1000-pounds-of-marijuana Kingston, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican police seized more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana during two anti-drug operations on beaches in Hellsshire in the southern parish of Saint Catherine, The Observer newspaper reported today. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Calls on Extreme Right to End Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12550&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-calls-on-extreme-right-to-end-violence Caracas, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has called on the right-wing opposition to curb violent actions and join the debate that will be opened with the new National Constituent Assembly convened by President Nicolas Maduro. Disarmament Could Exceed Deadline, According to Colombian Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12549&SEO=disarmament-could-exceed-deadline-according-to-colombian-guerrilla Bogota, May 5 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Carlos Antonio Lozada, has said today that despite the Colombian guerrillas'' willingness to fulfill their commitments, completing the process of putting down weapons will take more time. Turkey Will Continue Blocking Access to Wikipedia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12548&SEO=turkey-will-continue-blocking-access-to-wikipedia Ankara, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Court number 1 of this capital ruled today to continue the blockade in Turkey to the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, after rejecting the appeal presented by the administrators of this website to lift the ban. Around 200 Inmates Escape From Packed Indonesia Prison http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12547&SEO=around-200-inmates-escape-from-packed-indonesia-prison Jakarta,May 5 (Prensa Latina) Around 200 inmates escaped Friday from an overcrowded prison in Indonesia''s Riau Island, police confirmed. Nigerian Terror Leader Denies He Was Injured http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12546&SEO=nigerian-terror-leader-denies-he-was-injured Abuja, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Nigerian Islamist armed group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, denied on a filming circulated here today that he is injured, as unofficial sources said here earlier this week. Puerto Rican Socialists Declare Repression Will Not Stop Anger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12545&SEO=puerto-rican-socialists-declare-repression-will-not-stop-anger San Juan, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Socialist Workers'' Movement (MST) of Puerto Rico reaffirmed today its ''fervent solidarity with the indignant youth'' involved in incidents last Monday, during the National Strike, in San Juan banking area. Italian Football Players Under Death Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12544&SEO=italian-football-players-under-death-threats Rome, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Unidentified people placed on a street near the Coliseum mannequins hanging from the neck with threats against players of the local football squad of the first division. Drug Trafficker Linked to International Networks Captured in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12542&SEO=drug-trafficker-linked-to-international-networks-captured-in-mexico Mexico, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Agents of the Federal Police''s Anti-Drug Division have reportedly detained Luis Enrique Verdugo, also known as El Güero, a Sinaloa cartel liaison with Colombian groups for the transfer of cocaine to Mexico and the United States. Vietnam and Cuba to Expand Sports Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12543&SEO=vietnam-and-cuba-to-expand-sports-collaboration Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Expansion of sports collaboration between Cuba and Vietnam was discussed here in a meeting between representatives of both countries, where the hosts advocated for a greater Exchange of trainers and experts, as it was informed here. New Japanese Space Mission Will Be Going to the Moons of Mars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12541&SEO=new-japanese-space-mission-will-be-going-to-the-moons-of-mars Washington, May 5 (Prensa Latina)The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has a different mission in mind when it comes to the coming decades. Instead of exploring the Moon or Mars, they propose exploring the moons of Mars. The Mariana de Gonitch Singing Academy Honors Cuban Rita Montaner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12540&SEO=the-mariana-de-gonitch-singing-academy-honors-cuban-rita-montaner Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Mariana de Gonitch National Singing Academy starts a series of concerts today to pay tribute to Rita Montaner (1900-1958), one of the greatest Cuban artists of the 20th Century. Nicaragua's President Receives Japanese Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12539&SEO=nicaraguas-president-receives-japanese-foreign-minister Managua, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega welcomed here today Japanese Foreign Minister Kentaro Sonoura, who visits the country to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between the two nations. Messi Wins Appeal, FIFA Lifts Four Match Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12538&SEO=messi-wins-appeal-fifa-lifts-four-match-ban Zúrich, (Prensa Latina) FIFA today overturned Barcelona star Lionel Messi''s four-game ban from international matches imposed for swearing at an assistant referee, saying there was not enough evidence to support the stiff punishment. Scrabble Stars in International Mind Sports Conference in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12537&SEO=scrabble-stars-in-international-mind-sports-conference-in-cuba Camagüey, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Scrabble was among the most accepted games at the International Conference on Mind Sports, (CIDEM 2017), which ends today in this center-eastern Cuban city, Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Rafael Correa Receives Honoris Causa of the University of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12536&SEO=rafael-correa-receives-honoris-causa-of-the-university-of-havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, received today the honorary doctorate in economics of the University of Havana, by the rector of that institution, Gustavo Cobreiro. TITERECLOWN Theatrical Expedition to Tour 4 Cuban Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12535&SEO=titereclown-theatrical-expedition-to-tour-4-cuban-provinces Matanzas, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) From May 22 to June 4 TITERECLOWN theatrical expedition will begin to visit four Cuban provinces, made up of outstanding artistic groups of the theater for children and puppet theater in Cuba. Another Provocation on Suspected Chemical Attacks in Syria Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12532&SEO=another-provocation-on-suspected-chemical-attacks-in-syria-denounced Damascus, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian press has widely reported information published in several media about the manipulation the Al Jazeera channel did on alleged chemical attacks in this country. Annexionist Legislator Fears USA Promotes Independence of Puerto Rico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12530&SEO=annexionist-legislator-fears-usa-promotes-independence-of-puerto-rico San Juan, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Legislator Jose Aponte is fearing today that the United States will promote an independence process for Puerto Rico, after the island government petitions for bankruptcy under title III of the Promesa law. Decades of Data on World's Oceans Reveal a Troubling Oxygen Decline http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12531&SEO=decades-of-data-on-worlds-oceans-reveal-a-troubling-oxygen-decline Washington, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water - an important measure of ocean health - has been declining for more than 20 years. Rally Legend Timo Makinen Has Died at The Age of 79 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12529&SEO=rally-legend-timo-makinen-has-died-at-the-age-of-79 Helsinki,May 5 (Prensa Latina)Rally Legend Timo Makinen, one of the original flying Finns of world rallying, has died at the age of 79. Barcelona's Neymar to Stand Trial for Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12528&SEO=barcelonas-neymar-to-stand-trial-for-corruption Madrid,May 5 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona star Neymar da Silva will stand trial for alleged fraud and corruption in the transfer that brought him to Catalonia in 2013. Mysterious Ailment Kills Two More in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12527&SEO=mysterious-ailment-kills-two-more-in-liberia Monrovia, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A mysterious ailment that has broke out in Liberia has killed another two persons, reported Thursday health authorities who said they would carry out autopsies in quest of trying to identify what kind of disease it is. Cuban Economists Support Investment Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12526&SEO=cuban-economists-support-investment-program Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban economists are increasingly supporting today the investment program being implemented in this island, in feasibility studies done jointly with consulting firms. Saudi Arabia Says Trump Visit Is a Step to Halt Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12525&SEO=saudi-arabia-says-trump-visit-is-a-step-to-halt-iran Riyadh, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Government and diplomatic circles in Saudi Arabia welcomed today the announcement of the first official visit by US President Donald Trump as a significant step towards ''combating terrorism and countering Iran.'' ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue on Bilateral Links and other Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12523&SEO=asean-u.s.-dialogue-on-bilateral-links-and-other-issues Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States reportedly agreed to boost collaboration in addressing global challenges such as terrorism and cyber attacks. Nature Tourism Captures Interest at FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12522&SEO=nature-tourism-captures-interest-at-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Nature and adventure travels are priority issues today in the debates of the 37th International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2017, that is held in this eastern Cuban city. Vietnam Targets Annual Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12521&SEO=vietnam-targets-annual-economic-growth Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese authorities maintain the goal of economic growth of 6.7 percent for this year, after evaluating the positive performance of production and foreign trade in the first four months. Catholic Church Welcomes Dialogue Will by Ecuador's President-Elect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12520&SEO=catholic-church-welcomes-dialogue-will-by-ecuadors-president-elect Quito, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Catholic Church of Ecuador has welcomed the will for dialogue and search for national consensus promoted by President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, who will take office on May 24th. Candidate Macron Gains Ground in Voting Intentions in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12519&SEO=candidate-macron-gains-ground-in-voting-intentions-in-france Paris, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Liberal-centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has gained ground in voting intentions in the face of Sunday''s presidential elections in France, according to the latest polls released today. Violence Leaves 35 Dead and 717 Wounded in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12517&SEO=violence-leaves-35-dead-and-717-wounded-in-venezuela Caracas, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Victims of violence in Venezuela reached 35 dead and 717 wounded, due to clashes generated by opposition groups of the ultrarightk confimed today the Public Ministry or Attorney General''s Office. Trade within Africa a Must, Urges SA Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12516&SEO=trade-within-africa-a-must-urges-sa-minister Pretoria, May 5 (Prensa Latina) As the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) draws to an end on Friday, South Africa''s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has suggested that African countries should, more than ever before, trade among themselves. Vietnam Will Work by Consensus on Future TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12515&SEO=vietnam-will-work-by-consensus-on-future-tpp Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam affirmed today it will work with other members of the Transpacific Agreement of Economic Cooperation (TPP) in order to achieve consensus on future orientations for the Pact, given the uncertainty after the withdrawal of the United States. Lebanon Calls on Expatriates to Preserve Identity and Invest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12514&SEO=lebanon-calls-on-expatriates-to-preserve-identity-and-invest Beirut, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The signature on the first decree to restore nationality put the symbolic note on the fourth conference Lebanese Diaspora Energy, which called expatriates to preserve identity and promote investments in the country. Corruption, Main Scourge in Costa Rica following Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12513&SEO=corruption-main-scourge-in-costa-rica-following-security San Jose, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Corruption is currently the second most important problem for Costa Rican population, said the National Survey of Assessment of Corruption 2017, carried out by the Comptroller General Office. Rafael Correa to Receive Order Jose Marti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12512&SEO=rafael-correa-to-receive-order-jose-marti Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa to talk today with his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, and to receive the Order Jose Marti, the highest medal awarded by the Cuban Council of State to foreign personalities for their contribution to peace. Cuba: World Experts to Talk on Hematology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12511&SEO=cuba-world-experts-to-talk-on-hematology Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 24 countries of the planet will come to Cuba to discuss on leukemia, immunology, coagulation problems and others, during the celebration of the 8th Cuban Congress of Hematology (Hematology 2017), to start on May 8 in the Cuban capital. Angola: More than 9.3 Million Voters Registered http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12510&SEO=angola-more-than-9.3-million-voters-registered Luanda, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The electoral padron for the general elections for August 23 in Angola, is formed by 9,317,294 Angolan citizens over 18 years of age, announced local Ministry for Territory Administration (MAT) Thursday. Designers from 20 Countries to Attend Int'l Congress in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12509&SEO=designers-from-20-countries-to-attend-intl-congress-in-havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Designers from some 20 countries will attend the 9th International Design Congress of Havana from June 7th to 9th, said organizers today. US Lower House Narrowly Approves ObamaCare Repeal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12508&SEO=us-lower-house-narrowly-approves-obamacare-repeal Washington, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The US House of Representatives approved today by the narrowest margins to repeal the 2010 healthcare reform known as ObamaCare. Ecuadorian Minister Praises Cuban Contribution to Sport Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12507&SEO=ecuadorian-minister-praises-cuban-contribution-to-sport-achievements Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Minister for Sport Pamela Morcillo Ortiz praised Thursday the Cuban contribution in the development and the achievements reached by Ecuador in the field of sports. UN Describes Astana Memorandum on Syrian Conflict as Positive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12506&SEO=un-describes-astana-memorandum-on-syrian-conflict-as-positive United Nations, May 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura described the signing of a memorandum in Astana, seeking to establish a safe zone in Syria, as positive and promising. Two Somali Soldiers Arrested after Minister Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12505&SEO=two-somali-soldiers-arrested-after-minister-death Mogadishu, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Somali government arrested today two soldiers in connection with the assassination of Public Works Minister Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, who was killed because of an alleged misidentification. Honduran Congress Disregards Legalization of Abortion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12504&SEO=honduran-congress-disregards-legalization-of-abortion Tegucigalpa, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Congress of Honduras disregarded to include the depenalization of abortion among the modifications proposed to change the National Penal Code, official sources confirmed Thursday. Begins In Cuba Discussions on Peace and Abolition of Military Bases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12503&SEO=begins-in-cuba-discussions-on-peace-and-abolition-of-military-bases Guantánamo, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 delegates started here today the debates about world peace sustainability and the threats posed by the increase of military bases, as part of an International Seminar to address these issues. Cubans Grateful to Ecuador for Supporting House Construction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12502&SEO=cubans-grateful-to-ecuador-for-supporting-house-construction Santiago de Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Residents of the neighborhood Abel Santamaria in this Cuban eastern city expressed their gratitude to Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa for the support given by his government to rebuild and construct homes that were destroyed when hurricane Sandy lashed Santiago de Cuba in October 2012. About 750 Oppressors Could Benefit from 2X1 Law in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12501&SEO=about-750-oppressors-could-benefit-from-2x1-law-in-argentina Buenos Aires, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The controversial ruling approved by the Argentine Supreme Court, which declares applicable a law to reduce the number of people detained with crimes against humanity, would benefit 750 oppressors approximately. Leaders of Armed Groups Arrested in Venezuela, Says Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12500&SEO=leaders-of-armed-groups-arrested-in-venezuela-says-maduro Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed today the arrest of four leaders of the armed groups operating in eastern Caracas, linked to the violent protests organized by the opposition''s extreme right-wing in this country. Number of Congolese Refugees in Angola Exceeds 13,000 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12499&SEO=number-of-congolese-refugees-in-angola-exceeds-13000 Luanda, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The number of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the Angolan province of Lunda Norte surpassed today 13,100 people, most of them underage. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Deplores Interference by Colombian Gov't http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12498&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-deplores-interference-by-colombian-govt Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez strongly condemned the statements made by her Colombian counterpart Maria Angela Holguin, who expressed her disagreement with the call for a National Constituent Assembly made by President Nicolas Maduro. Cultural Festival Romerías de Mayo in Cuba Pays Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12497&SEO=cultural-festival-romerias-de-mayo-in-cuba-pays-tribute-to-fidel Holguín, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Several events within the Romerias de Mayo (May Pilgrimages) evoked today the legacy of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to whom the event is dedicated. 22 Corpses from Iranian Coal Mine Recovered, 13 more Dead Expected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12496&SEO=22-corpses-from-iranian-coal-mine-recovered-13-more-dead-expected Tehran, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Rescue teams recovered 22 corpses from a coal mine that exploded in northwestern Iran and continue working to rescue other 13 trapped miners, though they do not expect to find them alive, officials said. Morgan Freeman Makes National Geographic Series in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12495&SEO=morgan-freeman-makes-national-geographic-series-in-panama Panama, May 4 (Prensa Latina) US actor Morgan Freeman is now in Panama to make a series called ''The Story of God'' to be broadcast by cable television channel National Geographic, about the vision of different cultures and religions about faith. Neo-Nazi Scandal in Army Puts German Minister in Trouble http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12493&SEO=neo-nazi-scandal-in-army-puts-german-minister-in-trouble Berlin, May 4 (Prensa Latina) After German media revealed the existence of a neo-Nazi network in the national army, Defense Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, sets sight today on public opinion. Syrian Media Highlights Negotiations in Astana, Kazakhstan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12492&SEO=syrian-media-highlights-negotiations-in-astana-kazakhstan Damascus, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian media highlighted today the bilateral meetings hold by the national delegation during the Fourth meeting on the Crisis in this country, held in Astana, Kazakhstan capital. Serbia Confiscates Weapons Allegedly Destined for Macedonia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12491&SEO=serbia-confiscates-weapons-allegedly-destined-for-macedonia Belgrade, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Military Intelligence Agency (MIA) of Serbia has confiscated a large arms cache, allegedly destined for Macedonia, Blic online posted today. World Food Prices Drop in April, FAO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12490&SEO=world-food-prices-drop-in-april-fao-says Rome, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Food price index in April averaged 168 points, 1.8 percent less than in March, but 10 percent higher compared to the same period of 2016, FAO reported today. CARICOM to Mount Observer Mission for Elections in Bahamas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12489&SEO=caricom-to-mount-observer-mission-for-elections-in-bahamas Georgetown, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reported today from its headquarters in Guyana the creation of an observer mission to ensure the transparency in the Bahamas'', May 10 general elections. Colombia Opens III World Congress of Free Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12488&SEO=colombia-opens-iii-world-congress-of-free-zones Bogota, May 4 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos will officially open today, in the Caribbean city of Cartagenas de Indias, the III World Congress of Free Zones, which will be attended by more than 500 participants from 50 countries. Damascus Exhibits Archaeological Pieces Recovered from Plundering http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12487&SEO=damascus-exhibits-archaeological-pieces-recovered-from-plundering Damascus, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Damascus'' National Museum exhibits 89 archaeological pieces recovered from the looting of terrorist groups after a harsh work among Syria, Interpol and United Nations, revealed specialists here today. Germany Monitors 600 Potential Extremists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12486&SEO=germany-monitors-600-potential-extremists Berlin, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BKA) monitors 657 people in Germany, suspected of practicing religious extremism, the newspaper Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung reported. Chinese Market Opened to Cuban Habanos Cigars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12485&SEO=chinese-market-opened-to-cuban-habanos-cigars Beijing, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, highlighted the opportunities offered today by this nation for the Cuban tobacco market in its different ranges. Maradona to Visit India Before U-17 World Soccer Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12483&SEO=maradona-to-visit-india-before-u-17-world-soccer-championship New Delhi, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentinean soccer player Diego Armando Maradona confirmed today that he will visit the Indian city of Calcutta in September, one of the headquarters of the U-17 Men''s World Soccer Championship planned in this country from October 6 to 28. Holguin, a Perfect Venue for FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12482&SEO=holguin-a-perfect-venue-for-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The main recreational fair not only in Cuba, but the entire Caribbean, FITCuba 2017, is taking place in the eastern city of Holguin, the island''s fourth travel sector. China: Top Investor and Job Creator in Africa in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12481&SEO=china-top-investor-and-job-creator-in-africa-in-2016 Abuja, May 4 (Prensa Latina) China''s direct investment in Africa in 2016 reportedly totaled $ 66.4 billion and created almost 131,000 jobs. Brazil to Launch Geostationary Satellite From French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12480&SEO=brazil-to-launch-geostationary-satellite-from-french-guiana Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s first geostationary defense and communications satellite (SGDC-1) will be put into orbit today from the Kourou aerospace base in French Guiana, confirmed the Presidency of the Republic. More Than 1,900 Cases of Measles in Italy This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12479&SEO=more-than-1900-cases-of-measles-in-italy-this-year Rome, May 4 (Prensa Latina) From January to April 2017, were 1,920 measles cases reported in Italy, 88 percent of which were not vaccinated, reported today the Ministry of Health''s weekly bulletin. 140 Companies Attend Faicobol Business Roundtable in Cochabamba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12478&SEO=140-companies-attend-faicobol-business-roundtable-in-cochabamba 04 de mayo de 2017, 10:48La Paz, May 4 (Prensa Latina) About 140 commerce, services, and industry companies participate in the Business Roundtable of the International Fair of Cochabamba, which continues today in that city of central Bolivia. Vietnamese Govt Calls for Boosting Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12476&SEO=vietnamese-govt-calls-for-boosting-mining Hanoi, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, said today measures will be taken to boost mining, one of the issues addressed at a government meeting that analyzed the country''s socio-economic situation. Book on Fidel Castro Presented in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12475&SEO=book-on-fidel-castro-presented-in-mexico Mexico, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The book Fidel: El hombre que se atrevió a vencer (Fidel: The Man Who Dared to Win), by the Mexican writer Pablo Moctezuma, was reportedly presented today at Azcapotzalco International Book Fair, the city''s delegation. Experts From Cuba and USA Discuss About Sclerosis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12474&SEO=experts-from-cuba-and-usa-discuss-about-sclerosis Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) U.S. specialists are meeting today with their Cuban counter parts in the framework of the 2nd CIREN-USA Clinical-Scientific Exchange on Multiple Sclerosis, which the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) will host until tomorrow. Colombian President Receives UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12473&SEO=colombian-president-receives-un-security-council Bogota, May 4 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos is receiving today members of the UN Security Council, who will carry out a three-day visit to Colombia to observe the progress of the peace process. South Africa, Still a Gateway to Africa, Says Finance Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12472&SEO=south-africa-still-a-gateway-to-africa-says-finance-minister Pretoria, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) taking place in Durban till Friday shows that South Africa continues to be a gateway to the rest of Africa, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Study Shows Inhibition of an Enzyme can Prevent Weight Gain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12471&SEO=study-shows-inhibition-of-an-enzyme-can-prevent-weight-gain Washington, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Researchers of the National Health Lung and Blood Institute (Nhlbi) of the United States showed in a study published here that by inhibiting a protein can prevent weight gain in the middle-aged person. Ecuador's President Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12470&SEO=ecuadors-president-visits-cuba Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa is today in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba where he starts a two-day visit to the island during which he''ll pay tribute to late Fidel Castro and be conferred the Order Jose Marti, the country''s highest distinction. Building Industry and Materials with Downward Trend in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12469&SEO=building-industry-and-materials-with-downward-trend-in-brazil Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Industrial production and trade of materials in construction continue to fall below the records achieved in the first quarter of last year, according to reports issued by specialized agencies published here today. NATO Will Not Fight Directly against IS, says Stoltenberg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12468&SEO=nato-will-not-fight-directly-against-is-says-stoltenberg Brussels, May 4 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has ruled out that this alliance will actively involve into the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). Cuban World Champions to Compete in IAAF Diamond League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12467&SEO=cuban-world-champions-to-compete-in-iaaf-diamond-league Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban world champions Yarisley Silva, pole vault, and Denia Caballero, discus throwing, as well as the Pan American Runner-Up Yaime Perez, will compete in the 2017 IAAF Diamond League. New Presidency in South Korea Suggests Liberal Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12466&SEO=new-presidency-in-south-korea-suggests-liberal-trend Seoul, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea seems to be ready for its first liberal president in almost ten years, with Moon Jae-in from the Democrat Party (DP) leading the opinion polls, as elections approach on May 9th. Cuba Gets Record Number of Foreign Tourists in Four Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12464&SEO=cuba-gets-record-number-of-foreign-tourists-in-four-months Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Two million foreign tourists have arrived in Cuba in the first four months of the year for a record number and a 15% increase, recorded 39 days earlier than last year. A Bridge to Havana Festival to Welcome Colombian Musicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12463&SEO=a-bridge-to-havana-festival-to-welcome-colombian-musicians Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Colombian musicians will share the stage from May 9 to 14, as part of the 6th Festival A bridge to Havana, organizers confirmed today. Trump Offers Himself as Mediator Between Palestine-Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12462&SEO=trump-offers-himself-as-mediator-between-palestine-israel Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, offered today to mediate in the search for a peace agreement between Palestine and Israel. Peruvian Academician Ex-Guerrilla Man Apprecaiates Cuban Decoration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12461&SEO=peruvian-academician-ex-guerrilla-man-apprecaiates-cuban-decoration Lima, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Sociologist and university professor, former guerrilla man Hector Bejar, expressed today his deep appreciation for the decoration Haydee Santa Maria, awarded to him by the Cuban State for his work of solidarity and for integration. USA and Mexico to Talk about Battle against Organized Crime http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12460&SEO=usa-and-mexico-to-talk-about-battle-against-organized-crime Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Mexican and US government top representatives will meet in this capital on May 18 to talk about a possible strategy against the organized crime, US State Secretary Rex Tillerson rpeorted today. Germany Reiterates Interest in Cuban Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12459&SEO=germany-reiterates-interest-in-cuban-tourism Holguin, Cuba, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Armgard Wippler, director-general of SME policy and the Service Sector in Germany, showed today her great interest in Cuban tourism. Syria Supports Russian Proposal on Creation of Safe Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12458&SEO=syria-supports-russian-proposal-on-creation-of-safe-zones Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Syria supports Russia''s proposal to create national safe zones and reiterated the commitment to a cease-fire agreement signed last December, according to an official statement issued today. Cuban Fencers Win Five Medals in Puerto Rico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12457&SEO=cuban-fencers-win-five-medals-in-puerto-rico San Juan, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba won two gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the Central American Fencing Championship, currently developing in Puerto Rico, a classification for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla. Opens in Camaguey International Conference on Mental Sports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12456&SEO=opens-in-camaguey-international-conference-on-mental-sports Camagüey, Cuba, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Practitioners from different latitudes gathered in this central-eastern Cuban city at the opening of the International Conference on Mental Sports, (Cidem 2017), which will take place until May 5. Trade Unionists Champion in Cuba the World Proletariat Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12455&SEO=trade-unionists-champion-in-cuba-the-world-proletariat-unity Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Trade unionists all over the world championed the strengthening for unity so as to face up the capitalist offensive at a meeting of the Executive Council of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), held at the Havana International Conference Center. It is Time to End the Israeli Occupation, Says Palestinian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12454&SEO=it-is-time-to-end-the-israeli-occupation-says-palestinian-president Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said today in this capital that it was time for Israel to put an end to occupation of Palestinian territories and reiterated the need for a negotiated solution to the conflict between both countries, based on the concept of two States. Cuba Reaches Two million Tourists in May 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12453&SEO=cuba-reaches-two-million-tourists-in-may-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached two million tourists this month, 39 days earlier than planned for this year, according to the the 37th edition of the International Tourism Fair (FitCuba-2017). Begins in Cuba Tenth Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12452&SEO=begins-in-cuba-tenth-conference-against-homophobia-and-transphobia Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The tenth Cuban edition of the Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia began today with the presentation of the educational campaign Me Incluyo (I am Including Myself), centered on promoting in the country''s schools the respect for sexual diversity and orientation. CAF to Support Bi-oceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12451&SEO=caf-to-support-bi-oceanic-railway La Paz, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Luis Carranza, president of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), conveyed his full support for the Bolivian government in regional integration projects, such as the bi-oceanic train to link the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Rejected Seizure, Burning of PDVSA Tanker Truck in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12450&SEO=rejected-seizure-burning-of-pdvsa-tanker-truck-in-venezuela Caracas, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The president of the company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Eulogio del Pino, condemned today the kidnapping and burning of a gas tanker truck in Cabudare municipality, Lara state, by violent groups financed by the far right. Iran, Cuba to Increase Medical-Scientific Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12449&SEO=iran-cuba-to-increase-medical-scientific-collaboration Tehran, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Specialists and authorities in Iran and Cuba held talks in this capital to determine the possibilities and conditions for expanding bilateral collaboration in the medical-scientific field, a diplomatic source announced today. World Economic Forum Kicks Off in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12448&SEO=world-economic-forum-kicks-off-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma welcomed hundreds of business leaders attending the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) in Durban, saying that South Africa will once again prove to the world that the country is capable of hosting any major event. Syria- One Killed in Terrorist Attacks in Damascus,Hama and Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12447&SEO=syria-one-killed-in-terrorist-attacks-in-damascushama-and-homs Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) One person was killed and another one was wounded by terrorist attacks with mortar shells against the Harasta suburb, east of Damascus, police sources reported. Argentine Child Victim of Blue Whale Online Suicide Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12446&SEO=argentine-child-victim-of-blue-whale-online-suicide-game Buenos Aires, May 3 (Prensa Latina) A 14-year-old Argentine boy continues today between life and death, a victim of the dangerous online game Blue Whale, which encourages to challenges that lead people to suicide. United Nations Celebrates World Press Freedom Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12445&SEO=united-nations-celebrates-world-press-freedom-day United Nations, May 3 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the role of journalists and other media professionals who raise their voices to give it to those who do not have it. US Test-fires ICBM Traveling 4,200 Miles to South Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12444&SEO=us-test-fires-icbm-traveling-4200-miles-to-south-pacific Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The United States Air Force test-launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California to the Pacific Ocean, the military said in a statement. 280 Cases of Ultra-Right Extremists Investigated in the German Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12443&SEO=280-cases-of-ultra-right-extremists-investigated-in-the-german-army Berlin, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Military intelligence services are currently investigating 280 cases of possible right-wing extremists in the ranks of the German army, the Defense Ministry informed today. Lebanese Army Arrests Fugitives; Charges Suspected Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12442&SEO=lebanese-army-arrests-fugitives-charges-suspected-terrorists 03 de mayo de 2017, 12:06Beirut, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese army arrested several fugitives during raids in the northeast of the country, while a military judge charged 10 people, Syrian and national, for alleged membership in the Islamic State terrorist group. Vietnamese Bank Plans to Open Representation Office in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12441&SEO=vietnamese-bank-plans-to-open-representation-office-in-new-york Hanoi, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Commercial Bank of Vietnam (Vietcombank) plans to open a representative office in the US city of New York and subsidiaries in Australia and Laos, indicated the media here today. Giro d'Italia Renounces to Award Downhill Cycling Prizes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12439&SEO=giro-ditalia-renounces-to-award-downhill-cycling-prizes Milan, Italy, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Giro d''Italia decided today to cancel their innovative initiative to award the prizes of downhill speeds, after criticisms generated by the proposal. More New Clandestine Graves Discovered in Morelia,Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12438&SEO=more-new-clandestine-graves-discovered-in-moreliamexico Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Three clandestine graves with the same number of bodies were found in a dairy in Morelia, Michoacán (west of here), reported the state Attorney General''s Office (PGJE) today. Santos Announces Great Natural Gas Discovery in Caribbean Colombian http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12437&SEO=santos-announces-great-natural-gas-discovery-in-caribbean-colombian Bogota, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos has announced today the discovery of a large gas field in the Colombian Caribbean, considered the biggest finding of that kind in the last 28 years. Caribbean on Alert over Kick 'em Jenny Underwater Volcano http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12436&SEO=caribbean-on-alert-over-kick-em-jenny-underwater-volcano Saint George, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Several insular nations in the Eastern Caribbean are now closely monitoring the intensity of the Kick-''em-Jenny underwater volcano, located five miles north of Grenada. Cuba Recognizes Importance of Arthroscopy Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12435&SEO=cuba-recognizes-importance-of-arthroscopy-event Ciego de Avila, Cuba May 3 (Prensa Latina) Swiss expert, Peter Buess, has acknowledged here today that arthroscopy courses, developed in this city, are a bridge for the exchange of experience between European and Cuban specialists. Bilateral Cease-fire Compliance Certified in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12434&SEO=bilateral-cease-fire-compliance-certified-in-colombia Bogotá, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Conflict Analysis Resource Center (CERAC) said today that the bilateral cease-fire enacted since last August was fulfilled by the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, in the middle of the disarmament process. Deep Crisis of Violence in Mexico, Warning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12433&SEO=deep-crisis-of-violence-in-mexico-warning Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 40 percent of Mexican statwes suffer today a ''deep crisis of violence'' and lack effective policies to combat crime, according to Francisco Rivas, sdirector of the National Citizen Observatory. Clashes Between Terrorists Continue Northeast of Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12432&SEO=clashes-between-terrorists-continue-northeast-of-damascus Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Clashes between terrorist groups in the region of Gutta, east of this capital, continue and even prevent the arrival of humanitarian aid, local media and military sources reported. Cuban Group Buena Fe to Present Latest Album in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12431&SEO=cuban-group-buena-fe-to-present-latest-album-in-canada Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban group Buena Fe left today for Canada, where it will offer several concerts to promote its latest album, Sobreviviente (Survivor). Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Says Dialogue with Iran Is Unlikely http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12430&SEO=saudi-deputy-crown-prince-says-dialogue-with-iran-is-unlikely Riyadh, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz said that a conciliatory dialogue with Iran is unlikely, and demanded to punish corruption in the kingdom strongly because ''no one is above the law''. Erdogan to Discuss Syrian Crisis with Putin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12429&SEO=erdogan-to-discuss-syrian-crisis-with-putin Ankara, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet today with his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, mainly to discuss the Syrian crisis, the president said in this capital before leaving. Executive Director of the World Food Programme Visits Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12428&SEO=executive-director-of-the-world-food-programme-visits-syria Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley reportedly visits Syria and held talks with Prime Minister Imad Khamis and other senior Syrian officials. Dresden Symphony Concert Against Trump Wall in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12427&SEO=dresden-symphony-concert-against-trump-wall-in-mexico Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Dresden Symphony Orchestra, Germany, will offer a protest concert against the wall that US President Donald Trump intends to build on the Mexican border, it was announced here today. Cuba and China Agree to Deepen Cooperation in Many Fields http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12426&SEO=cuba-and-china-agree-to-deepen-cooperation-in-many-fields Beijing, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Angel Ramirez, and Wang Zhengwei, Vice-President of the Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), have called on today to deepen cooperation in several fields. Bolivia Promotes Regional Integration against Foreign Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12425&SEO=bolivia-promotes-regional-integration-against-foreign-interference San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni called today for strengthening Latin American and Caribbean integration to prevent external actors from fomenting confrontation and violence in Venezuela. Extremist Clashes Continue in Northeastern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12424&SEO=extremist-clashes-continue-in-northeastern-damascus Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Clashes between terrorist groups in the Gutta region, east of the Syrian capital, continue and prevent even humanitarian aid, according to media reports and military sources. International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2017 Begins Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12423&SEO=international-tourism-fair-fitcuba-2017-begins-today Holguin, Cuba 3 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair of Cuba (FITCuba 2017) begins today in this eastern city with delegations from dozens of countries and the interest to boost the tour industry in the archipelago. New Sabotage on Power System in Isla Margarita, Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12422&SEO=new-sabotage-on-power-system-in-isla-margarita-venezuela Caracas, May 3 (Prensa Latina) A new sabotage on the power grid affected all of Island Margarita, state of Nueva España, sdenounced here the minister of Electric Energy, Luis Motta, who accused violent groups steered by the Venezuelan ultra-right of committing it. Foreign Minister Denounces Opposition Calls to Rebellion in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12421&SEO=foreign-minister-denounces-opposition-calls-to-rebellion-in-venezuela San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned today the opposition calls to rebellion in Venezuela, although she hoped that the people will exercise their constitutional power to defeat interventionism. Ecuadorian President Starts Visit to Cuba with Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12420&SEO=ecuadorian-president-starts-visit-to-cuba-with-tribute-to-fidel Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa starts an official visit today to Cuba during which he will render tribute to the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro, he is to be invested with several important distinctions and will tour centers of interest in the country. Vietnam Debuts as Official Member in Asian-African Legal Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12418&SEO=vietnam-debuts-as-official-member-in-asian-african-legal-forum Hanoi, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The presence of Vietnam in the 56th Session of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) as an official member of the forum has been well received during the meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, it was reported here today. Increase in Malaria Cases in South African Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12419&SEO=increase-in-malaria-cases-in-south-african-province Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 624 cases of malaria (malaria) have been diagnosed in the South African province of Limpopo this year, the highest figure in recent years, local authorities said. Economic Forum Opens in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12417&SEO=economic-forum-opens-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) With inclusive growth as the main target in discussions world and African leaders and business executives opened in Durban, South Africa, the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa). Ombudsman's Office in Carabobo, Venezuela, Vandalized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12415&SEO=ombudsmans-office-in-carabobo-venezuela-vandalized Caracas, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Ombudsman Tarek William Saab denounced the ombudsman''s office in Valencia, state of Carabobo, was the target of arson and looting by sympathizers of the ultra right wing opposition. Bolivian Senate President Accuses Venezuelan Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12414&SEO=bolivian-senate-president-accuses-venezuelan-opposition La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President of the Bolivian Chamber of Senators, Jose Alberto Gonzales, accused today the Venezuelan opposition force of persistently attacking the democratically elected Government of Nicolas Maduro. Hizbullah Movement Leader Warns Lebanon Reaching Abyss Edge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12413&SEO=hizbullah-movement-leader-warns-lebanon-reaching-abyss-edge Beirut, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Secretary-General of the Hizbullah Shiite movement (Party of God), Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, has today warned that Lebanon was ''reaching the edge of the abyss'' and urged all political forces to take on their full responsibility. International Symposium on Arthroscopy in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12412&SEO=international-symposium-on-arthroscopy-in-cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The 13th International Symposium on Arthroscopy, Ciego de Avila-2017, opened today in this city, with the attendance of several specialists from Switzerland, Canada, Austria, France, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Cuban Writers Welcomed at Colombian Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12411&SEO=cuban-writers-welcomed-at-colombian-congress Bogota, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Gregorio Eijach Pacheco, secretary-general of the Colombian Congress, said today that it was a great honor to welcome Cuban prize-winning writers at his country''s congressional headquarters. Trump and Putin Hold Telephone Debate on Syrian Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12410&SEO=trump-and-putin-hold-telephone-debate-on-syrian-situation Washington, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The US and Russian Presidents, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, respectively, dealt today with the present Syrian situation and agreed on the need to bring an end to the war in this Arab nation. Cuban Foreign Minister Highlights CELAC Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12409&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-highlights-celac-sovereignty San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted today the atmosphere of constructive debate, with which the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) tackles the violent attacks against democracy in Venezuela. Lyric Theater of Cuba to Stage Werther http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12408&SEO=lyric-theater-of-cuba-to-stage-werther Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Lyric Theater of Cuba is now working on a version of Werther opera with music written by French composer Jules Massenet, to be premiered on May 12. UN Reports Progress on Protection of Filipino Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12407&SEO=un-reports-progress-on-protection-of-filipino-children United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines reports significant progress in protecting children, said a recent report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the impact of armed conflict on children. 20 Taliban Allegedly Killed in Air Strike in Afghan North http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12406&SEO=20-taliban-allegedly-killed-in-air-strike-in-afghan-north Kabul, May 2 (Prensa Latina) At least alleged 20 Taliban were killed during the attack by Afghan war planes to insurgent shelters in the northern province of Badakhshan, police said. Canada Seeks to Expand Trade with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12405&SEO=canada-seeks-to-expand-trade-with-mercosur Ottawa, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s Government is today debating the most essential issues for a free trade agreement with the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. Cosco Development Biggest Ship on the Panama Canal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12404&SEO=cosco-development-biggest-ship-on-the-panama-canal Panama, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Megaship Cosco Development turned Tuesday into the biggest ship on size and capacity, navigating through the Panama Canal. UN Demands More Help for Central African Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12403&SEO=un-demands-more-help-for-central-african-republic United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) demanded Tuesday more funds to help the Central African Republic, a nation receiving each time less financial support and resources, and at the same time, facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the planet. 38 Children at 37 Years Old http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12402&SEO=38-children-at-37-years-old Kampala, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Miriam Nabatanzi, a 37-year-old Ugandan woman, has had perhaps unintentionally a seat on Olympus of fertility by giving birth to 38 children. Buenos Aires Government, Teachers Unions Still at Odds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12401&SEO=buenos-aires-government-teachers-unions-still-at-odds Buenos Aires, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The government of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina''s largest and most populated, and the provincial teachers'' unions failed again today to settled a wage hike dispute. The educators ratified a march of protest by mid May. Health of Palestinians on Hunger Strike Deteriorates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12400&SEO=health-of-palestinians-on-hunger-strike-deteriorates Ramallah, May 2 (Prensa Latina) After 16 days of hunger strike, the health of more than 20 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons has seriously deteriorated, reason why today they were transferred to hospitals. Cuban Films Restored in France by Jean Pierre Melville http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12398&SEO=cuban-films-restored-in-france-by-jean-pierre-melville Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The projection today in Cuba of films restored by Jean Pierre Melville is a great tribute to the centenary of his birth and allows the celebration of the French culture from Havana, said the nephew of the outstanding filmmaker Laurent Grousset. CELAC Begins Meeting on Venezuelan Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12397&SEO=celac-begins-meeting-on-venezuelan-situation San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Salvador Sánchez Cerán requested today respect and openness to find a solution with the help of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to the crisis generated by the right-wing in Venezuela. National Lyric Theater of Cuba to Premiere the Opera Werther http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12394&SEO=national-lyric-theater-of-cuba-to-premiere-the-opera-werther Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Lyric Theater of Cuba is working on its version of the opera Werther, with music by French composer Jules Massenet, in the face of the premiere, scheduled for May 12. Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Hits Six-year High in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12393&SEO=eurozone-manufacturing-activity-hits-six-year-high-in-april London, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The manufacturing activity of the Eurozone rose in April at a fastest pace of six years, before a strong demand and despite rise of prices, published today the Information and Analysis Pollster Markit IHS. Cuban Medical Brigade Reaches One Month of Activity in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12392&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-reaches-one-month-of-activity-in-peru Piura, Peru, May 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban medical brigade today celebrated a month of solidarity work in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings, with attention to the victims of heavy rains registered in the region of Piura. USA Finishes Installation of Controversial Missile Shield in S.Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12391&SEO=usa-finishes-installation-of-controversial-missile-shield-in-s.korea Seoul, May 2 (Prensa Latina) United States troops in the Republic of South Korea finished today the installation of the anti-missile shield Thaad despite the strong protests and polemic unleashed over the cost of setting it up. Study Shows Effect of Galaxy Collisions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12390&SEO=study-shows-effect-of-galaxy-collisions Washington, May 2 (Prensa Latina) U.S. scientists have showed in a study released today that galaxy collisions, especially those of abundant molecular gas, can eject bursts as new stars are formed inside them. Cuba Calls to Dismantle Campaign Against Integrationist Processes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12389&SEO=cuba-calls-to-dismantle-campaign-against-integrationist-processes Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Secretary of the Cuban Workers'' Confederation (CTC), Ulises Guilarte, called today on the forces of the left-wing to dismantle the media campaigns of discredit against the integrationist processes of the region. Iran Welcomes International Presence in Tehran Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12388&SEO=iran-welcomes-international-presence-in-tehran-book-fair Tehran, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Reza Salehi Amiri, described the presence of 300 foreign publicists to the 30th edition of the International Book Fair in this capital as the ''peak moment''. Evo Morales Confident in Recovering Bolivian Access to Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12385&SEO=evo-morales-confident-in-recovering-bolivian-access-to-pacific La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales is considering today that the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will favor Bolivia in its claim to recover the sovereign access to the sea, snatched by Chile in 1879. First Uruguayan Military Group Returns from Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12384&SEO=first-uruguayan-military-group-returns-from-haiti Montevideo, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The first contingent made up of 61 military of the Uruguayan Army deployed in Haiti as part of the UN Stabilization Mission returned to the country, reported the local media. More than 20,000 People Return to Free Cities near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12383&SEO=more-than-20000-people-return-to-free-cities-near-damascus Damascus, May 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 20,000 people returned to their homes in the cities of Madaya, Zabadani, and Buquein after they were announced free of armed groups, authorities confirmed today in the Syrian capital. Argentinean Youngsters Create Chess for Blind with 3D Printer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12382&SEO=argentinean-youngsters-create-chess-for-blind-with-3d-printer Buenos Aires, May 2 (Prensa Latina) A group of youngsters from the Argentinean province of Cordoba created a chess for blind with the support of a 3D printer. Criminal Gang Leader Arrested in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12381&SEO=criminal-gang-leader-arrested-in-mexico Mexico, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Agents of the Criminal Investigation Agency (AIC) have detained Justino Gonzalez, ''El Justo'', in the state of Morelos, who was involved in drug trafficking into the United States. China Urges to Halt anti-Missile System in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12380&SEO=china-urges-to-halt-anti-missile-system-in-south-korea Beijing, May 2 (Prensa Latina) China urged today the immediate suspension of the deployment of the US anti-missile system in the Republic of Korea and insisted on peaceful negotiation as the only practical way to achieve nuclear disarmament in that area. Lopez Obrador: Trump Installs Xenophobia, Racism at the White House http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12379&SEO=lopez-obrador-trump-installs-xenophobia-racism-at-the-white-house Mexico, May 2 (Prensa Latina) In the government of Donald Trump xenophobia and racism were established as a government policy, expressed Mexican presidential candidate Manuel López Obrador in an article published in The Washington Post, which was published here today. National Ballet of Cuba to Begin Presentations in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12378&SEO=national-ballet-of-cuba-to-begin-presentations-in-spain Madrid, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will begin a three-month European tour in Spain tomorrow, with numerous presentations in cities in this country, Italy, and France. UNICEF: Severe Child Malnutrition Rises in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12377&SEO=unicef-severe-child-malnutrition-rises-in-somalia United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latrina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that severe malnutrition in Somali children has increased by 50 percent this year, making a total of 1.4 million affected children. Iraqi Troops Confident to Crush Islamic State Forces in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12376&SEO=iraqi-troops-confident-to-crush-islamic-state-forces-in-mosul Baghdad, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi forces have given fresh impetus to their armed offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul, encouraged by forecasts that this month will be final to defeat extremists there. Cuban National Ballet to Begin Presentations in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12375&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-to-begin-presentations-in-spain Madrid, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will begin a three-month European tour in Spain tomorrow, with numerous presentations in cities in this country, Italy, and France. Venezuela Expresses Alarm over Statements by HR Commissioner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12374&SEO=venezuela-expresses-alarm-over-statements-by-hr-commissioner Geneva, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan ambassador to UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero, has expressed his alarm over statements issued by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein, which he considered biased. Mexico's Armed Clash Kills Eight People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12373&SEO=mexicos-armed-clash-kills-eight-people Mexico, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Navy forces (SEMAR) have repelled the attack of an armed group that killed eight people, including one marine, it was reported today. Maduro Summons Opposition Leaders to Explain Constitutional Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12372&SEO=maduro-summons-opposition-leaders-to-explain-constitutional-process Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has summoned a meeting with opposition leaders to show them the process of the National Constitutional Assembly he called to preserve the country''s peace. Emmanuel Macron Keeps Lead in Race for French Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12371&SEO=emmanuel-macron-keeps-lead-in-race-for-french-presidency París, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The center-liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron is a clear favorite to win the presidential elections in France, with a comfortable lead of some 20 points over the ultra-right nominee Marine Le Pen. El Salvador Hosts Emergency Meeting of CELAC FMs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12370&SEO=el-salvador-hosts-emergency-meeting-of-celac-fms San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will discuss possible solutions to the situation in Venezuela, during an emergency meeting convened by the Bolivarian Government. Terrorist Attacks Claim Victims in Syria's Hasaka Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12369&SEO=terrorist-attacks-claim-victims-in-syrias-hasaka-province Damascus, May 2 (Prensa Latina) One person was reportedly killed and 15 others injured in attacks by terrorists in the town of Rajn al-Slaibi in the Syrian province of Hasaka, 710 kilometers northeast of Damascus. President Zuma to Preside Over World Economic Forum in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12368&SEO=president-zuma-to-preside-over-world-economic-forum-in-durban Pretoria, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma will lead South African delegation to the World Economic Forum on Africa to be held from May 3-5, 2017 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center in Durban. Colon Free Trade Zone Reports Notable Recovery in Early 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12367&SEO=colon-free-trade-zone-reports-notable-recovery-in-early-2017 Panama, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics for the first two months of 2017 show a 23.3-percent recovery in the Free Trade Zone of Colon (ZLC) in Panama, based on new commercial strategies, following four years of steady fall. Cuba Is a Symbol of Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12366&SEO=cuba-is-a-symbol-of-unity Pinar del Rio, Cuba, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Robert Miller, a London resident who is the director of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, on Monday described Cuba as a symbol of unity and conviction that a better world is possible. Organization of May Day Parade in Cuba Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12365&SEO=organization-of-may-day-parade-in-cuba-highlighted Matanzas, Cuba, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Netherlands Antilles'' Humanitarian Aid Foundation, Dick Assink, said today that he was very impressed by the International Workers'' Day parade in this western city.