Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Nigerian Army Searching for Terrorist Leader in Recovered Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10942&SEO=nigerian-army-searching-for-terrorist-leader-in-recovered-areas 28 de marzo de 2017, 18:51Abuja, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Army explored today several recovered areas that were under control of the terrorist group Boko Haram, with the objective of finding the leader of that faction, Abubakar Shekau. G20 Asked at UN to Respect Human Rights in Business Field http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10941&SEO=g20-asked-at-un-to-respect-human-rights-in-business-field 28 de marzo de 2017, 18:04United Nations, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Independent experts from the United Nations urged today the Group of 20 (G20) to foster respect and protect human rights in the production and supply chains. UN Asks for Humanitarian Aid to Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10940&SEO=un-asks-for-humanitarian-aid-to-yemen 28 de marzo de 2017, 17:53Sanaa, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations asked today the rival forces in Yemen to set up the proper conditions at the port in Al Hudayda so UN can deliver humanitarian aid. Haiti Recognizes Arrest of Kidnapper on Dominican Soil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10938&SEO=haiti-recognizes-arrest-of-kidnapper-on-dominican-soil 28 de marzo de 2017, 17:50Port au Prince, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian National Police recognized today the capture, with the help of Dominican security forces, of two citizens from this country that were wanted for participating in kidnappings, murders, forgery, drug dealing and money laundering. Hong Kong Ends Brazilian Meat Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10937&SEO=hong-kong-ends-brazilian-meat-ban 28 de marzo de 2017, 17:49Brasilia, March 28 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government has announced the reopening of meat trade from Hong Kong, China, and also the complete recovery of all major global consumers for meat exports. Dominican Republic Defends Non-Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10936&SEO=dominican-republic-defends-non-interference-in-venezuela 28 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Santo Domingo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado asserted today that his country supports negotiation and is committed to solving the situation in Venezuela, and called to non-interference in the internal affairs of that country. UN: For Sponsoring Role of Sport as Peace Instrument http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10935&SEO=un-for-sponsoring-role-of-sport-as-peace-instrument 28 de marzo de 2017, 16:45By Waldo Mendiluza Donald Trump Turns Down Obama's Clean Energy Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10934&SEO=donald-trump-turns-down-obamas-clean-energy-policy 28 de marzo de 2017, 16:28Washington, March 28 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to revert Obama´s plan for enhancing clean energy management and lessening climate change. US Mayor Visits Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10933&SEO=us-mayor-visits-cuban-institute-of-friendship-with-the-peoples 28 de marzo de 2017, 16:16Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Fernando Gonzalez, welcomed Ras J. Baraka, the mayor the city of Newark, in New Jersey, the United States, this Government agency''s press release said today. Chile Denies Visas to Bolivian Defense Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10932&SEO=chile-denies-visas-to-bolivian-defense-minister 28 de marzo de 2017, 15:50Santiago de Chile, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Chile has announced that as a result of that ''he has boycotted the Chilean products and offensively referred to the President of the Republic,'' Bolivian defense minister´s visa has been denied . BRASCUBA Consolidates Exports and Boosts its Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10931&SEO=brascuba-consolidates-exports-and-boosts-its-growth Panama, March 28 (Prensa Latina) BRASCUBA´s exports is currently accounting for over 400 million cigarettes per year. It was one of the 26 Cuban companies attending the recently concluded Panamanian Trade Fair Expocomer-2017. Russian Company to Commercialize Biggest Egyptian Gas Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10930&SEO=russian-company-to-commercialize-biggest-egyptian-gas-deposit Cairo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The first commercial production of gas from the Egyptian field of Zohr will begin by the end of 2017, said in El Cairo Igor Sechin, CEO for Rosneft, the largest state oil company of Russia. Evo: New Vaccine will Favor Bolivians' Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10929&SEO=evo-new-vaccine-will-favor-bolivians-health 28 de marzo de 2017, 15:42La Paz, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stated today that the introduction of the new vaccine against human papillomavirus in Bolivia is an important step in the health care of the people. Cuba Might Be the Second LatAm Tourist Destiny in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10928&SEO=cuba-might-be-the-second-latam-tourist-destiny-in-latin-america Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba might be in a short time placed as the 2nd best tourist destination in Latin America, said Arturo Garcia, president and founder of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (Sahic). Bolivia: Interference Statements against Venezuela Rejected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10926&SEO=bolivia-interference-statements-against-venezuela-rejected 28 de marzo de 2017, 14:39 La Paz, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The solidarity movement in the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz rejected the interference statements given by Organization of American States (OAS) secretary general Luis Almagro against Venezuela. Russian Air Force Supported Counter-Offensive in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10925&SEO=russian-air-force-supported-counter-offensive-in-hama Moscow, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Russian air force supported the Syrian army offensive on the outskirts of Hama, where 2100 armed from an about 10,000-man contingent were killed. Uruguay Refuses to Apply Democratic Clause to Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10924&SEO=uruguay-refuses-to-apply-democratic-clause-to-venezuela Montevideo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa considered impractical the application of the democratic clause to Venezuela as proposed the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. Life Sentence for Authors of First Attack of ISIS in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10923&SEO=life-sentence-for-authors-of-first-attack-of-isis-in-turkey Ankara, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Turkish justice sentenced to 10 life sentences the authors of the first ISIS attack in that country, which occurred in Nigde on March 20, 2014. Urban Complex More than 2000 Years Old Discovered in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10922&SEO=urban-complex-more-than-2000-years-old-discovered-in-mexico Washington, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A urban complex in El Palenque square in Mexico, dating back more than 2000 years ago, was reportedly discovered by archaeologists of the American Museum of Natural History. Mexican Army Strengthens its Presence in Sonora http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10921&SEO=mexican-army-strengthens-its-presence-in-sonora Mexico, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Army troops are deployed today in Sonora to fight organized crime along the border of the states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua with the United States. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted at Russian University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10920&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-at-russian-university Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Participants in a forum on Latin America, and specifically on Cuba, have highlighted today the political and historical legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Solar Farms will Benefit Cuban Families http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10919&SEO=solar-farms-will-benefit-cuban-families Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The construction of four photo-voltaic solar parks will favor more than 13,600 homes in two cities in Matanzas, reported the Electricity Company (EE) of that the western Cuban province. Indigenous Worried for Loss of Glaciar in Colombian Mountains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10918&SEO=indigenous-worried-for-loss-of-glaciar-in-colombian-mountains Bogotá, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Indigenous Arhuacos, guardians of the Sierra Nevada mountains of Santa Marta, expressed their worry about the progressive loss of ice in the capped mountains covering the range and called to take urgent measures to counter the problem. Colombian Gov't Ratifies Negotiations with ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10917&SEO=colombian-govt-ratifies-negotiations-with-eln Bogota, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Colombian government negotiators in the talks with the ELN guerrilla, Juan Camilo Restrepo, said today that they will continue talks in Quito, Ecuador, with the purpose of achieving a stable and lasting peace for Colombia. Syrian Army Destroys Tunnel Used by Terrorists in Damascus Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10916&SEO=syrian-army-destroys-tunnel-used-by-terrorists-in-damascus-province Damascus, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) In anti-terrorist operation Tuesday, an Army unit reportedly destroyed a tunnel used by members of Hay''at Tahrir al-Sham (Organization for the Liberation of the Levant), former Al-Nusra Front, in Harasta, Damascus Province. Cultural Event Dedicated to Cuba Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10915&SEO=cultural-event-dedicated-to-cuba-begins-in-france Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A five-day cultural event dedicated to Cuba begins today in France, with the participation of renowned artists from the Caribbean nation, including musician, Jose Maria Vitier. New Law Guarantees the Sowing of Coca for Life in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10914&SEO=new-law-guarantees-the-sowing-of-coca-for-life-in-bolivia La Paz, March 28 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has affirmed today that the new Coca Leaf Law guarantees sowing of this plant for life in Bolivia for traditional consumption and medical use, while defending the country''s identity and history. UN Condemns Civilian Death in Mosul, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10913&SEO=un-condemns-civilian-death-in-mosul-iraq United Nations, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein, condemned today the mass killing of civilians in recent days in Mosul, Iraq, where an offensive is continuing to drive the Islamic State (IS) out. Some 1.4 Million Children in Africa and Yemen at the Brink of Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10912&SEO=some-1.4-million-children-in-africa-and-yemen-at-the-brink-of-death Nairobi, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that nearly 1.4 million children are at the brink of death from malnutrition in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. World to Fight Climate Change even without US, says Koffi Annan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10911&SEO=world-to-fight-climate-change-even-without-us-says-koffi-annan Brussels, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The world will fight against climate change with or without the United States, former UN Secretary-General Koffi Annan predicted today. Flow of International Tourists to South Africa Grew 14% in January http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10910&SEO=flow-of-international-tourists-to-south-africa-grew-14-in-january 28 de marzo de 2017, 11:35 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South African tourist industry reportedly recorded an increase in the number of foreign visitors in January compared with the same month a year ago. Work to Rescue People Trapped in Floodings Resumes in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10909&SEO=work-to-rescue-people-trapped-in-floodings-resumes-in-peru Lima, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Special troops of the Peruvian armed forces resumed work to rescue victims trapped in their houses by the floods of the last days in the northern region of Piura, with an official toll of four dead persons. Mexican Afrodescendants Suffer Structural Discrimination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10908&SEO=mexican-afrodescendants-suffer-structural-discrimination 28 de marzo de 2017, 11:01 Mexico, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Afro-descendant population suffers a ''structural discrimination'' that makes them the most vulnerable and invisible sector in Mexico, according to a report that was released here today. Caracas People to Condemn OAS Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10907&SEO=caracas-people-to-condemn-oas-interference-in-venezuela Caracas, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of demonstrators participate here today in a march condemning the interventionist and interference policy of the Organization of American States (OAS) against the people and the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela. South Africa Expanding Trade Links with China and Oman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10906&SEO=south-africa-expanding-trade-links-with-china-and-oman 28 de marzo de 2017, 10:51 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has reportedly embarked on a roadshow in China to attract investment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs), while enhancing cooperation with Oman on trade. El Salvador to Launch Nation Brand to Position Itself Globally http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10905&SEO=el-salvador-to-launch-nation-brand-to-position-itself-globally San Salvador, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Today, El Salvador presents its Nation Brand, a tool designed to highlight the economic potential of this Central American nation and position its image on a global level. Glaciers in Colombia Are Reduced to 37 Square Kilometers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10904&SEO=glaciers-in-colombia-are-reduced-to-37-square-kilometers Bogota, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian scientists say that the glaciers in the country could disappear in less than three decades due to the effects of global warming, a phenomenon they consider without retreat. Recovery is on the Way for Cuban Cheese Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10903&SEO=recovery-is-on-the-way-for-cuban-cheese-industry Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban cheese industry pursues stability in its recovery to face the booming tourism sector, said today specialist of the Superior Direction of Business Management (OSDE). Jorge Luis Moya. Culture Event in Ecuador Strengthens Regional Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10902&SEO=culture-event-in-ecuador-strengthens-regional-cooperation Quito, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Meeting of Cultures and Countries seeks to promote rapprochement and strengthen cooperation among Latin American countries, during the third day of this event in Ecuador. CELAC Expresses in UN Concern about Nuclear Weapons Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10901&SEO=celac-expresses-in-un-concern-about-nuclear-weapons-threat 28 de marzo de 2017, 09:59 United Nations, March 28 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) expressed deep concern in the United Nations about the existence of nuclear weapons, as the conference was convened here to negotiate a binding agreement to prohibit them. France Says Chinese Community's Security Is a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10900&SEO=france-says-chinese-communitys-security-is-a-priority Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The French government pointed out on Tuesday that the security of Chinese residents here is a priority, amid tension over the death of an Asian-origin man during a police raid on his home. Rohani: Russia-Iran Cooperation without Threats to Others http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10899&SEO=rohani-russia-iran-cooperation-without-threats-to-others Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between Russia and Iran is in no way directed against other countries, stated the president of the Persian nation, Hasan Rohani, in a meeting here with Vladimir Putin. Brazil: EU Commissioner to Investigate Measures for Sanitary Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10898&SEO=brazil-eu-commissioner-to-investigate-measures-for-sanitary-control Brasilia, March 28 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will investigate here the measures taken by Brazil to improve the instruments of health control in the production of meat and its derivatives. Trump Calls Story about His Alleged Ties with Russia a Farce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10897&SEO=trump-calls-story-about-his-alleged-ties-with-russia-a-farce Washington, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday described as a farce the story about his alleged links with Russia, and suggested that the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton. Havmun 2017 Academic Event Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10896&SEO=havmun-2017-academic-event-begins-in-cuba Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Havana Model United Nations (Havmun) begins today at the Main Lecture hall of the Havana University with an extensive program of keynote speeches and working sessions of several agencies of that international body. Iraq and UN Analyze Military Offensive against IS in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10895&SEO=iraq-and-un-analyze-military-offensive-against-is-in-mosul Baghdad, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Iraq and the United Nations met here today to analyze the development of the offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, especially the need to better coordinate air raids to prevent civilian casualties. Vietnam, Cuba Boost Greater Defense Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10894&SEO=vietnam-cuba-boost-greater-defense-cooperation Hanoi, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Vietnam and Cuba have agreed to boost cooperation in political and party work, during a meeting as part of the visit of a delegation from the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) concluded today. Nahem Advocates US Must Break the Siege of Disinformation on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10893&SEO=nahem-advocates-us-must-break-the-siege-of-disinformation-on-cuba New York, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Activist Ike Nahem said today that one of the priorities of solidarity with Cuba in the United States must be to break the siege of disinformation on the island in the northern country. South Africa Bids Farewell to a Giant of its Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10892&SEO=south-africa-bids-farewell-to-a-giant-of-its-democracy Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africans mourns today for the loss of yet another giant of its democracy and freedom, Ahmed Kathdrada who passed away today this morning at the age of 87. Lat Am is an Inspiration for Nuclear Disarmament, Says Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10891&SEO=lat-am-is-an-inspiration-for-nuclear-disarmament-says-cuba United Nations, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba said that Latin America and the Caribbean is an inspiration for other regions in nuclear disarmament at the United Nations in an event for the 50th year of the Tlatelolco agreement. Ecuador: Final Electoral Stage Shadowed by Dirty Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10890&SEO=ecuador-final-electoral-stage-shadowed-by-dirty-campaign Quito, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The electoral campaign in Ecuador, which will soon hold ballotage on April 2nd, is shadowed by the attacks of the right-wing against the Government and its candidates. African Regional Bloc Concerned about Crisis in South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10889&SEO=african-regional-bloc-concerned-about-crisis-in-south-sudan Nairobi, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Inter-Governmental Authority for the Development (IGAD) of Eastern Africa called for opening humanitarian paths in South Sudan to settle the crisis in this country, said today sources of the bloc. Minister of Defense Foresees to Visit Bolivians Imprisoned in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10888&SEO=minister-of-defense-foresees-to-visit-bolivians-imprisoned-in-chile La Paz, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Minister of Defense, Reimy Ferreira, wants to move soon to Chile to visit nine Bolivian citizens imprisoned there, announced the viceminister of Institutional and Consular Management, Carmen Almedras. Alicia Alonso Appreciates Welcome to National Ballet in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10887&SEO=alicia-alonso-appreciates-welcome-to-national-ballet-in-costa-rica San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso appreciated today here, also on behalf of members of the National Ballet of Cuba, the welcome given by Costa Rican audience and authorities. Almost 280,000 Displaced People by Antiterrorist Operation in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10886&SEO=almost-280000-displaced-people-by-antiterrorist-operation-in-mosul United Nations, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The operations to free the Iraqi city of Mosul from the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS) accumulate nearly 280,000 displaced people, as pointed out by the UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Office (OCHA) Monday. Paris Approves Building Bulletproof Wall Around Eiffel Tower http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10885&SEO=paris-approves-building-bulletproof-wall-around-eiffel-tower Paris, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Paris unanimously approved erecting a bullet-proof wall around Eiffel Tower, in order to guarantee safety to France´s most visited landmark. US Senate Panel to Interview Donald Trump Advisor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10884&SEO=us-senate-panel-to-interview-donald-trump-advisor 27 de marzo de 2017, 16:49Washington, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The US Senate Intelligence Committee will question Jared Kushner, Donald Trump´s adviser and son-in-law, on his alleged links with Russian officials, local media reported. Piura Locals Swim Across the Streets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10883&SEO=piura-locals-swim-across-the-streets 27 de marzo de 2017, 16:36Lima, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Piura inhabitants, 1050 kilometers north, have to swim to go over flooded streets after a 14-hour heavy rain. Colombian Govt. Ex Negotiator Joins Presidential Candidacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10882&SEO=colombian-govt.-ex-negotiator-joins-presidential-candidacy 27 de marzo de 2017, 16:35Bogota, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Colombian former vice president Humberto de la Calle, who served as head of government spokespersons in the peace talks, is preparing his candidacy for the 2018 elections, WRadio announced today. Parliaments of Cuba and Zanzibar Strenghten Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10881&SEO=parliaments-of-cuba-and-zanzibar-strenghten-links 27 de marzo de 2017, 16:33Havana, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Parliament president Esteban Lazo received today the president of the Chamber of Representatives of Zanzibar Zubeir Ali Maulid, who is making an official visit to Cuba. Increased Violence Worries Dominican Society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10880&SEO=increased-violence-worries-dominican-society 27 de marzo de 2017, 16:31Santo Domingo, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The increase in violence is a matter of concern to Dominican society, and statistics from the first 23 days of the month report 103 deaths and 198 injured by armed robberies, robberies and gender crimes. UK Police Doubts on Links Between Westminster Striker and IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10878&SEO=uk-police-doubts-on-links-between-westminster-striker-and-is 27 de marzo de 2017, 15:48London, March 27 (Prensa Latina) UK police have denied some evidence confirming the alleged link between the author of a recent terrorist attack on the British Parliament and the Islamic State (IS). Russia Rejects Accusations on Collaboration with Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10877&SEO=russia-rejects-accusations-on-collaboration-with-terrorists 27 de marzo de 2017, 15:46Moscow, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense rejected statements by the US military leadership in Europe, about a possible collaboration of Russian soldiers with terrorist groups in Afghanistan. Israel Issues Anti-Terror Alert on Sinai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10876&SEO=israel-issues-anti-terror-alert-on-sinai 27 de marzo de 2017, 15:45Tel Aviv, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Israel issued today a ''Level 1'' traveling warning alert to the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, in the face of potential threats of terrorist attacks on its citizens by the Islamic State (ISIS). Costa Rica Champions in UN a World With no Nuclear Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10875&SEO=costa-rica-champions-in-un-a-world-with-no-nuclear-weapons 27 de marzo de 2017, 15:43United Nations, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica championed a world free of nuclear weapons at the UN General Assembly, when a conference to negotiate the legally binding instrument guaranteeing that goal was set up. Argentine Intelligence Chief Denounces Espionage Once Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10874&SEO=argentine-intelligence-chief-denounces-espionage-once-again Buenos Aires, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean ex-chief of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) Oscar Parrilli once again denounced political espionage after the release of new private talks broadcast on the media over the weekend. Bolivia Condemns in Parlasur Chilean Chancellor´s Unfriendly Attitude http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10873&SEO=bolivia-condemns-in-parlasur-chilean-chancelloras-unfriendly-attitude Montevideo, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian lawmaker Eliana Berton denounced the unfriendly acts of Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, who ordered the withdrawal of the flag from the Bolivian consulate in that country, as opposed to international standards. DPRK Warns Against US South Korea Military Exercises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10872&SEO=dprk-warns-against-us-south-korea-military-exercises Pyongyang, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The General Staff of the DPRK warned today that the U.S.-South Korean military operation will be destroyed at any cost. ACRN Condemns OAS Contrivances Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10871&SEO=acrn-condemns-oas-contrivances-against-venezuela Managua, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Nicaragua (ACRN) condemned the contrivances of the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, against the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela. More than 300 Armed Extremists Leave the Syrian city of Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10870&SEO=more-than-300-armed-extremists-leave-the-syrian-city-of-homs Damascus, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 armed extremists left the neighbourhood Al Waer, their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed. Community Artists Rehearse Play Dedicated to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10869&SEO=community-artists-rehearse-play-dedicated-to-fidel-castro Ciénaga de Zapata, Cuba, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban artist community group Korimakao, from western Cuba, is now rehearsing a play dedicated to historical revolutionary leader Fidel Castro for its premiere on April 18 at a special gala. Evo Morales Increases in Popularity Despite Media War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10868&SEO=evo-morales-increases-in-popularity-despite-media-war La Paz, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales´s popularity continues to rise despite the media war that is aimed at trying to malign his image, Minister of Communication Gisela Lopez said. UN Warns Nuclear Weapons Are an Unacceptable Risk to Humanity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10867&SEO=un-warns-nuclear-weapons-are-an-unacceptable-risk-to-humanity United Nations, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The President of the General Assembly of the UN, Masud Bin Momen, has warned today that the existence of nuclear weapons constitutes an unacceptable risk to humanity. 4,500 Minimal Access Surgeries n Cuba in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10866&SEO=4500-minimal-access-surgeries-n-cuba-in-2016 Havana, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health institution reportedly did more than 4,500 minimal access surgeries in 2016. Canadian and European Companies Interested in Bolivian Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10865&SEO=canadian-and-european-companies-interested-in-bolivian-mining La Paz, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has reported Monday that three companies from Canada and Europe expressed their interest on investing in Bolivia''s mining sector. Kuwait Believes on Viable Talks between Arab Gulf Countries and Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10864&SEO=kuwait-believes-on-viable-talks-between-arab-gulf-countries-and-iran Kuwait, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait has expressed optimism about the possibility of launching a dialogue between Iran and its Persian Gulf neighbors, as Arab countries are defining today positions for tomorrow''s summit in Jordan. Venezuela Requests Suspension of Extraordinary OAS Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10863&SEO=venezuela-requests-suspension-of-extraordinary-oas-meeting Caracas, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has demanded today the suspension of the special OAS session, slated for tomorrow at the request of 18 countries, considering it a violation of the regional bloc statutes. In Sweeping Offensive, Syrian Army Free New Regions of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10862&SEO=in-sweeping-offensive-syrian-army-free-new-regions-of-terrorists Damascus, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units have made inroads in the north and south of the country, establishing control over mountains in Palmyra, killing scores of terrorists in Deir Ezzor and Hama, while launching successful operations in southern regions of Daraa, Sweida, Quneitra and Damascus. Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Visits Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10861&SEO=cuban-minister-of-energy-and-mines-visits-austria Vienna, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy and Mines of Cuba, Alfredo López Valdés, spoke today with senior officials of several federal portfolios and institutes in this capital during his work visit to Austria. Number of High-Technology Zones in China Increased in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10860&SEO=number-of-high-technology-zones-in-china-increased-in-2016 Beijing, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of industrial zones using high technology in China increased to 156, with income for operations that reached around 27.9 trillion yuans ($4 trillion USD), official sources reported today. FAO Warns of more Hunger Due to Conflicts and Crisis Situations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10859&SEO=fao-warns-of-more-hunger-due-to-conflicts-and-crisis-situations Rome, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The spread and intensification of conflicts and crisis in the Near East and North Africa accentuate the severe food insecurity that affects more than 30 million people, FAO has warned today. Photos of alleged Murderer of La Jornada Journalist Made Public http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10858&SEO=photos-of-alleged-murderer-of-la-jornada-journalist-made-public Mexico, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General''s Office (FGE) of Chihuahua leaked to the media photographs of the probable hired assassin who killed La Jornada correspondent Miroslava Breach, whose death continues to arouse today expressions of condemnation. Egyptian Army Hinders Extremists Operation in Sinai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10857&SEO=egyptian-army-hinders-extremists-operation-in-sinai Cairo, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Armed Forces of Egypt hindered in the last hours an operation of armed extremists in the north of the Sinai where they wanted to establish road patrols. Costa Rica Assumes Challenge of Reaching Antinuke Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10856&SEO=costa-rica-assumes-challenge-of-reaching-antinuke-accord San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez asserted today that his country would assume with great responsibility its designation to preside over, starting today, the United Nations Conference for the negotiation of an agreement that prohibits nuclear weapons. Argentinian White Helmets Working for Recovery in Peruvian Trujillo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10853&SEO=argentinian-white-helmets-working-for-recovery-in-peruvian-trujillo Buenos Aires, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A voluntary team from the White Helmet Commission, a body of the Argentinian Foreign Ministry, is currently working in Trujillo, a city that was considerably affected by a natural disaster that is hitting Peru. Mexican Agrcultural Workers Denounce Exploitation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10852&SEO=mexican-agrcultural-workers-denounce-exploitation Mexico, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Workers from San Quintin, Mexico, are carrying out an emblematic struggle for their labour and social rights, and denounced the bad working conditions and exploitation they are submitted to. Cuban Agricultural-and-Livestock Fair Concludes with Rodeo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10851&SEO=cuban-agricultural-and-livestock-fair-concludes-with-rodeo Havana, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Fiagrob 2017, the 20th International Agro-Industrial and Food-and-Agriculture Fair, that began on March 18 at Rancho Boyeros exhibition center is closing today with several rodeo events, such as parade, calf roping, bull tumbling and others. Boliviana de Aviacion Buys Six Planes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10850&SEO=boliviana-de-aviacion-buys-six-planes La Paz, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s state airline Boliviana de Aviacion (BOA) has bought six of the 20 planes now in operation after 8 years operating, said general manager Ronald Casso to reporters Sunday. Venezuela Reiterates Commitment to Defend the Peoples of Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10849&SEO=venezuela-reiterates-commitment-to-defend-the-peoples-of-mercosur Caracas, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ratified the commitment of Venezuela as a member of the South Common Market (Mercosur) to defend the rights of inclusion of the peoples forming this regional integrration process. Elton John and James Taylor Ready for Argentina's Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10848&SEO=elton-john-and-james-taylor-ready-for-argentinas-concert Buenos Aires, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Posters all around the city announce the concert that two great musicians, British Elton John and American James Taylor, will give in this capital. Brazil, Paraguay to Review Strengthening MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10847&SEO=brazil-paraguay-to-review-strengthening-mercosur 26 de marzo de 2017, 12:50Brasilia, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian and Paraguayan governments will review the economic and trade strengthening of MERCOSUR and the external negotiations by that regional bloc, during the visit that Brazil''s Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira will pay to Asuncion, starting tomorrow. Rockfall Kills Four People in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10846&SEO=rockfall-kills-four-people-in-colombia Bogota, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A rockfall caused by unstopping rains in Colombia reached a bus on the Bogota-Girardot route, causing the death of four people and wounds to seven in the locality of Puerto Araujo, department of Cundinamarca. Brazilian Workers Unions to Decide on New Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10845&SEO=brazilian-workers-unions-to-decide-on-new-strike Brasilia, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s seven biggest trade union confederations will define tomorrow the date for a new strike against the reforms the government of President Michel Temer has been enforcing; the labour action could even turn into a general strike. Russia Sends Wheat to Syria as Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10844&SEO=russia-sends-wheat-to-syria-as-aid Damascus, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A shipment of 31,500 tons of wheat from Russia has reportedly arrived Sunday in Tartous, Syria''s southern port city, as aid to the Syrian people that have being facing terrorism and harsh sanctions imposed by Western countries. Parliaments of Cuba and India Strenghtening Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10843&SEO=parliaments-of-cuba-and-india-strenghtening-links New Delhi, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the National Assembly of the People''s Power of Cuba (ANPP, Parliament) arrived today in this capital to exchange experiences and reinforce working links with Indian Parliament. ANC Discusses Racism, Crime and Agrarian Reform in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10842&SEO=anc-discusses-racism-crime-and-agrarian-reform-in-south-africa Pretoria, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Agrarian reform, crime and racism were key issues discussed today by the Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC), party which leads the triple alliance ruling South Africa since 1994. Jam Session Closes Havana World Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10841&SEO=jam-session-closes-havana-world-music-festival Havana, 26 sea (Prensa Latina) With a jam session that summons guest artists, Havana World Music Festival comes to an end Sunday at the Factory of Cuban Art (FAC), in this capital. Spain: Tribute to Fidel Castro in Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10840&SEO=spain-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-madrid Madrid, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish movement of solidarity with Cuba has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz, highlighting his humanistic and internationalist legacy, four months after his death. Syrian Army Strikes ISIS in Damascus Countryside http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10839&SEO=syrian-army-strikes-isis-in-damascus-countryside Damascus, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units reportedly carried out a successful special operation against an ISIS concentration in south east Damascus Countryside wiping out terrorists from that area, while engaging anti-Syrian groups in other parts of the country. Chinese Belt and Route Initiative is Center of Lanzhou Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10838&SEO=chinese-belt-and-route-initiative-is-center-of-lanzhou-fair Beijing, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese initiative of the Belt and Roujte will be the theme of the traditional trade fair of Lanzhou, next July, said organizers of the northwest provindce of Gansu. Cruyff Statue to be Placed at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10837&SEO=cruyff-statue-to-be-placed-at-the-camp-nou-stadium-in-barcelona Barcelona, Spain, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) FC Barcelona revealed that it will put a statue of Johan Cruyff at the Camp Nou, in honor of the legendary Dutch footballer, one of the most emblematic banners in the history of the well-known club, deceased one year ago . Merkel and Schulz Handle First Electoral Stage in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10836&SEO=merkel-and-schulz-handle-first-electoral-stage-in-germany Berlin, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The respective parties of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Martin Schulz, main rivals in the September general elections, undergo today their first electoral test in the country. Lebanon Adopts Summer Time to Encourage Energy Saving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10834&SEO=lebanon-adopts-summer-time-to-encourage-energy-saving Beirut, March 26 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon adopted Daylight Saving Time (DST) today as part of a government practice to encourage energy saving, it was officially announced here. Bill Proposed on Visitor Registry to Trump Residences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10833&SEO=bill-proposed-on-visitor-registry-to-trump-residences Washington, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Four democrat senators introduced a bill of law to force president Donald Trump to publish the registers of visitors of the White Houjse and his winter residence at Mar-a-Lago, published todah portal The Hill. Coalition Led by USA Investigates Killing of 200 Civilians in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10832&SEO=coalition-led-by-usa-investigates-killing-of-200-civilians-in-iraq 25 de marzo de 2017, 18:26Washington, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The international coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) investigates the alleged killing of 200 civilians in Iraq by its air strikes, said US sources today. Lebanon Adopts Summer Time to Encourage Energy Saving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10831&SEO=lebanon-adopts-summer-time-to-encourage-energy-saving 25 de marzo de 2017, 14:01Beirut, March 26 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon adopted Daylight Saving Time (DST) today as part of a government practice to encourage energy saving, it was officially announced here. Activists Gathered in New York Condemn Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10830&SEO=activists-gathered-in-new-york-condemn-blockade New York, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Activists from more than 20 states in the United States and Canadian provinces that participate in a meeting of solidarity with Cuba condemned today the US blockade against Cuba. China and Australia to Foster Trade Liberalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10829&SEO=china-and-australia-to-foster-trade-liberalization 25 de marzo de 2017, 13:59Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Prime minister of China Li Keqiang agreed with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull, in a visit to that country, to foster and pave the way to free trade. Havana World Music Tinges Orange Rhythms against Gender Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10828&SEO=havana-world-music-tinges-orange-rhythms-against-gender-violence Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Havana World Music Festival (HWM) joins today with its Orange Day program, an initiative promoted by the United Nations to make the struggle for non-violence against women and girls visible. Ukrainian Ultranationalists Sent to Demonstrate in Minsk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10827&SEO=ukrainian-ultranationalists-sent-to-demonstrate-in-minsk Kiev, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Ukrainian ultranationalists are moving to Minsk today to participate in the so-called march for Den Voli (Freedom Day), organized by the opposition, said today the city media. Russia Warns against Paris Illusions of Taking Syrian City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10826&SEO=russia-warns-against-paris-illusions-of-taking-syrian-city Moscow, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Russia warned against the illusory position today of French Defense Minister Jean-Ives Le Drian to announce a siege and possible early recovery of the northern Syrian city of Raqqqa, controlled by terrorists. China Strengthens Ties with Countries Attending Boao Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10825&SEO=china-strengthens-ties-with-countries-attending-boao-forum Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) China seized the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), running in the southern province-island of Hainan, to increase cooperation and strengthen ties with foreign countries attending the significant regional economic meeting. Ramonet Denounces Offensive Against Progressive Latin American Govt's http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10824&SEO=ramonet-denounces-offensive-against-progressive-latin-american-govts Havana, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish professor and journalist, Ignacio Ramonet, denounced here that the international and Latin American right are engaged in a real dirty war against progressive governments in this region. Cuban Leading Coffee Exporter Arises Interest in Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10823&SEO=cuban-leading-coffee-exporter-arises-interest-in-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Coffee Processing Enterprise Altoserra, with over half of Cuban exports of the grain, aroused great interest at the 20th International Agroindustrial Agrofood Fair, Fiagrop 2017, open here. Colombian Gov't and FARC-EP Supervise Peace Pact Application http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10821&SEO=colombian-govt-and-farc-ep-supervise-peace-pact-application Bogotá, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Government and Insurgent FARC-EP supervise as of today in Cartagena de Indias the steps to implement the definitive agreement between both parts, confirmed Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner of Peace for Colombia. Bolivia: FELAP Accuses Chile of Violating Right to Information http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10820&SEO=bolivia-felap-accuses-chile-of-violating-right-to-information La Paz, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The honorary president of the Latin American Federation of Journalists (FELAP) Iván Canelas accused today the Chilean authorities of violating the right to information, by preventing the exercise of Bolivian professionals from the press. Cuba Presents more than 250 Health Programs at Panamanian Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10819&SEO=cuba-presents-more-than-250-health-programs-at-panamanian-fair Panama, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of more than 250 medical services programs are carried out by Cuban health professionals who attend the Expocomer 2017 International Trade Fair, which ends today. 50 Years of Che's First Victorious Fight Celebrated in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10818&SEO=50-years-of-ches-first-victorious-fight-celebrated-in-bolivia By Pedro Rioseco La Paz, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The echo of the firing of the first victorious combat of the guerrilla of the commander Ernesto Che Guevara in Bolivia resounded last night, 50 years later, in the auditorium of the Central Bank during a massive act to remember that historical fact. Cuba Shows Advances in Nuclear Technologies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10817&SEO=cuba-shows-advances-in-nuclear-technologies 25 de marzo de 2017, 11:09Havana, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The deputy director general and head of the Technical Cooperation Department of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Dazhu Yang, highlighted Cuba''s progress in the use of nuclear technology. Left-wing Urged to Resume Offensive in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10816&SEO=left-wing-urged-to-resume-offensive-in-latin-america Mexico, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Unity, integration and links with the popular sectors are paramount today for leftist and progressive forces in confronting the right-wing counter-offensive in Latin America. France Tries to Stop Protests in French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10815&SEO=france-tries-to-stop-protests-in-french-guiana Paris, March 25 (Prensa Latina) France announced today the decision to send an inter-ministerial commission to Guyana to try to calm the situation in its overseas territory, agitated in recent days by a large movement of protesting demonstrations. European Summit Concludes in Italy with Principle Declaration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10814&SEO=european-summit-concludes-in-italy-with-principle-declaration Rome, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The summit of the European Union (EU) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties ended here with a succint final declaration of principles and intentions for the next 10 years. French Fashion, Perfumes and Goldsmithery in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10813&SEO=french-fashion-perfumes-and-goldsmithery-in-havana Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina)Through fashion, perfumes and goldsmithery Cuba''s specialists explore today the French influence in Latin America with a program designed as part of the International Francophonie Week. National Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba Begins in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10812&SEO=national-meeting-of-solidarity-with-cuba-begins-in-new-york New York, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Conference for the Full Normalization of Relations between Cuba and the United States begins today two days of sessions with the participation of dozens of activists of solidarity with the island. French Divided About EU Impact on the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10811&SEO=french-divided-about-eu-impact-on-the-country 25 de marzo de 2017, 09:44Paris, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The impact of the European Union (EU) on France divides easily this society: only 46 percent of citizens consider positive the effects of the community group, according to a survey published here today. Dancers from 16 Countries to Perform in Havana Int´l Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10810&SEO=dancers-from-16-countries-to-perform-in-havana-intal-festival Havana, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Artists from 16 countries will perform in Havana from March 29th to April 2nd during the International Dance Festivalin Urban Landscapes, said today organizers. Concern Grows for Smoke and Fire from San Salvador Volcano http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10809&SEO=concern-grows-for-smoke-and-fire-from-san-salvador-volcano San Salvador, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The smoke coming from the volcano San Salvador for three consecutive days represents a threat as big as a possible eruption, because the fire on the slopes increases the chances of landslide. African Union Plans to Open Office in West Sahara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10808&SEO=african-union-plans-to-open-office-in-west-sahara Addis Ababa, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) plans to open an office in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), said the regional bloc. Syrian Army Recovers Sites Near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10807&SEO=syrian-army-recovers-sites-near-damascus 24 de marzo de 2017, 18:00Damascus, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces of Syria announced today that all the positions occupied by the former Al Nusra Front and other groups were recovered in northern Jobar. UN Urges not to Forget the Slavery Dark Chapter http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10806&SEO=un-urges-not-to-forget-the-slavery-dark-chapter 24 de marzo de 2017, 17:43United Nations, March 24 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the world community to bear in mind the dark chapter of human history represented by slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Afro-Caribbean National Festival Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10805&SEO=afro-caribbean-national-festival-begins-in-cuba 24 de marzo de 2017, 17:42Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) With the parade of 16 groups representative of the Haitian folklore in Cuba began today in this central province the 18th National Afro-Caribbean Festival Eva Gaspar in memoriam. Donald Trump Suffers a Defeat on Health Bill Pull-Out http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10804&SEO=donald-trump-suffers-a-defeat-on-health-bill-pull-out 24 de marzo de 2017, 17:18Washington, March 24 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump suffered his first legislative defeat after Republicans rebuffed the health bill due to the lack of necessary votes for being approved. Duterte Resumes Idea of Capital Penalty in the Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10803&SEO=duterte-resumes-idea-of-capital-penalty-in-the-philippines 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:59Manila, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has resumed the idea of applying martial law if the problem of drug trafficking and drug use worsens, according to the country''s main news media. Colombian President Rules Out Peace Pact Renegotiation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10802&SEO=colombian-president-rules-out-peace-pact-renegotiation 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:58Bogota, March 24 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos denied the possibilities to renegotiate the peace agreements already signed by both the Government and FARC-EP. Casa del Caribe International Award to Recognize Musician from Bonair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10801&SEO=casa-del-caribe-international-award-to-recognize-musician-from-bonair 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:43Santiago de Cuba, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Casa del Caribe International Prize, which is awarded every year by the institution during July in the framework of the Festival of Fire, will recognize Bonaire musician Marcel Mercera, sources from the organizing committee informed today. Natalie Jaresko to Head Puerto Rican Fiscal Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10800&SEO=natalie-jaresko-to-head-puerto-rican-fiscal-council 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:42San Juan, March 24 (Prensa Latina) The appointment of Natalie Jaresko, former Ukrainian Finance Minister, for being part of the executive office of the fiscal control board imposed by Washington to the government of Puerto Rico, has caused displeasure in some political sectors. Cuba Assembles First Laptops and Tablets for Domestic Distribution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10799&SEO=cuba-assembles-first-laptops-and-tablets-for-domestic-distribution 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Havana, March 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Industrial Company for Informatics, Communications and Electronics (GEDEME) announced that it has assembled the first 3500 laptops and 3583 tablets, destined to national state-run entities. Cuba Promotes Foreign investment in Panama Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10798&SEO=cuba-promotes-foreign-investment-in-panama-trade-fair 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:27By Nubia Piqueras Grosso MEDICC Highlights Cuban Doctors' Contribution to US Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10797&SEO=medicc-highlights-cuban-doctors-contribution-to-us-communities 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:36Washington, March 24 (Prensa Latina) The project of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) highlighted that the American students graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) are improving health equity in different US communities. Social Democratic, Christian Democrats Tied in Germany Polls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10796&SEO=social-democratic-christian-democrats-tied-in-germany-polls 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:34Berlin, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Six months before the parliamentary elections in the country, most citizens want a government led by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). Parlacen Recognizes Solidary Gestures with Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10795&SEO=parlacen-recognizes-solidary-gestures-with-peru 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:31Giatemala, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Central American Parliament (Parlacen) recognized the solidary gestures by the countries which let their opportune support to Peru, because of the heavy rains affecting this South American nation and now, are keeping the Peruvian people and government in tension. Confirmed Frauds in Pinochet Widow's Foundation in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10794&SEO=confirmed-frauds-in-pinochet-widows-foundation-in-chile 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:28Santiago, Chile, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The fraud committed at the expense of the State of Chile by the CEMA Chile Foundation was confirmed by the actions of a special judge who seized 34 properties from the entity headed by Augusto Pinochet''s widow. Colombia Hands In at UN Final Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10793&SEO=colombia-hands-in-at-un-final-peace-agreement 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:27United Nations, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s permanent representative to the United Nations, María Emma Mejía, handed in today the final agreement for the end of the conflict in the South American country to Secretary-General António Guterres. Putin Meets French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10792&SEO=putin-meets-french-presidential-candidate-marine-le-pen Moscow, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has met today with French presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, at the Kremlin, with whom he analyzed the state of relations between the two countries. UNICEF Helps Cuba in Health Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10791&SEO=unicef-helps-cuba-in-health-education Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Two Cuban towns are benefitted by a health and sanitation education project for children in collaboration with UNICEF, UN agency representative, Maria Machicado, said. China Boosts Economic Globalization, Investment in BOAO Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10789&SEO=china-boosts-economic-globalization-investment-in-boao-forum Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli underlined today the importance of economic globalization and foreign investment during his speech at the Boao Forum for Asia (FBA) in the southern island province of Hainan. Mexico to Review Protection to Journalists against Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10788&SEO=mexico-to-review-protection-to-journalists-against-crimes Mexico, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretariat of Government (SEGOB) will review the mechanisms to protect journalists and human rights activists against crimes such as the murder of La Jornada reporter, Miroslava Breach, it was reported today. Cuba for Qualifying to World Women's Volley Cup Under 18 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10787&SEO=cuba-for-qualifying-to-world-womens-volley-cup-under-18 Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban under 18 women''s volleyball team will endevor to get the pass for the World Championship of this age category at the upcoming Pan American Cup, said head coach Juan Carlos Ruiz. French Journalist Denies Statements by François Fillon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10786&SEO=french-journalist-denies-statements-by-francois-fillon Paris, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The French journalist Didier Hassoux denied that his book ''Welcome to the Place Beauvau'' contains information on a supposed plot by French President François Hollande, a presumed fact that was denounced by right-wing electoral candidate François Fillon. Colombian Communists Propose National Democratic Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10785&SEO=colombian-communists-propose-national-democratic-project Bogota, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Colombia (PCC) proposed in the plenary that has just concluded, to initiate a national democratic project aimed at preserving the peace agreements reached by the government and the FARC-EP. Ecuador: Opposition Statements about Balloting Rejected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10784&SEO=ecuador-opposition-statements-about-balloting-rejected Quito, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian National Electoral Council (CNE) rejected statements from opposition candidate to vicepresident Andres Paez, who commented that his organization CREO-SUMA will reveal results of the balloting before the closing of the electoral colleges, in failure to comply the electoral regulations. Cuban and Puerto Rican Musicians Mix Their Rhythms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10782&SEO=cuban-and-puerto-rican-musicians-mix-their-rhythms Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban rap music group ORISHAS expects that soon everyone sings and has fun, with the music of new song ''Pegadito al Piso'' (Right Close to the Floor), recorded in collaboration with Puerto Rican band ''La Tribu de Abrante.'' Panamanian Foreign Minister Seeks to Strengthen Alliance with EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10781&SEO=panamanian-foreign-minister-seeks-to-strengthen-alliance-with-eu Brussels, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo assured that her country is ready to undertake new alliances with Europe and be a bridge in its approach to the region. Argentina Marches for Victims of Last Military Dictatorship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10780&SEO=argentina-marches-for-victims-of-last-military-dictatorship Buenos Aires, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Argentineans willgather today at Plaza de Mayo, a symbol of so many struggles, on occasion of the National Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, to pay tribute to the victims of the last military dictatorship (1976-1983). U.S. Tightens Visa Process on Visitors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10779&SEO=u.s.-tightens-visa-process-on-visitors Washington, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The administration of the United States decreed to toughen the process of visa emission to millions of visitors with the enactmnent of new measures, informed today daily The New York Times. China-Latin America Economic Cooperation Zone in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10778&SEO=china-latin-america-economic-cooperation-zone-in-progress Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) China advances in the construction of an economic cooperation and trade zone with Latin America in the city of Zhuhai, southern province of Guangdong, scheduled to begin operations in the second half this year. . Bolivian Team to Participate in Annual NASA Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10777&SEO=bolivian-team-to-participate-in-annual-nasa-competition La Paz, mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Six students of the Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA) of Bolivia will participate from March 30 through April 1st in the yearly NASA competition: Human Exploration Rover Challenge. Africa: 13 Countries to Launch Vaccination Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10776&SEO=africa-13-countries-to-launch-vaccination-campaign Geneva, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from 13 African countries said today that next week a vaccination campaign will be launched against poliomyelitis. Six Countries Confirmed for Technology and Health Convention in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10775&SEO=six-countries-confirmed-for-technology-and-health-convention-in-cuba Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from six countries will attend the 3th International Technology and Health Convention from Monday in this capital, the organizers confirmed at a press conference. Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay Confirmed for BioOceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10774&SEO=peru-bolivia-brazil-and-uruguay-confirmed-for-biooceanic-train La Paz, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Milton Claros, Minister of Public Works of Bolivia, announced that Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay have up to now confirmed their participation in the project for the Railroad BioOceanic Central Train Corridor. Security Strengthened in Italy for European Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10773&SEO=security-strengthened-in-italy-for-european-summit Rome, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Government agreed to remain on high alert and tighten surveillance, security and protection measures on the high risk targets, in view of the coming European summit on March 25th. FAO Praises Coal Production in Latin America and the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10772&SEO=fao-praises-coal-production-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean Santiago de Chile, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The FAO regional office, headquartered in this capital city, praised today the big coal production in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is only behind Africa. Fiagrob Agricultural Fair Proves Rodeo Peak in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10771&SEO=fiagrob-agricultural-fair-proves-rodeo-peak-in-cuba Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Increasing participation in rodeo competitions at the 2017 International Agro-industrial and Food-and-Agriculture Fair (Fiagrob) proves the peak of this kind of competitions in Cuba, according to a source close to those activities. G-77 Plus China Demand Commitment by Rich Countries with Paris Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10770&SEO=g-77-plus-china-demand-commitment-by-rich-countries-with-paris-accord United Nations, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Group of 77 plus China were in favor today here of full compliance with the Paris Agreement by developed countries, faced with the need to respect the principle of historic and common, but responsibilities. Journalists Condemns Murder of Reporter Miroslava Breach http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10769&SEO=journalists-condemns-murder-of-reporter-miroslava-breach Mexico, March 24 (Prensa Latina) Journalists and representatives of several local sectors condemned the murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, shot dead in front of her son by presumed hired assassins. Venezuela Joins Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10768&SEO=venezuela-joins-asian-investment-and-infrastructure-bank Caracas, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela joined the Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), said today Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Parade for 138th Year of Lost Access to the Sea, Held by Bolivians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10767&SEO=parade-for-138th-year-of-lost-access-to-the-sea-held-by-bolivians La Paz, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia marked today the 138th year of the loss of the access to the sea with a civil-military parade at the plaza Abaroa, chaired by President Evo Morales and Bolivian authorities. Argentina's Former President in Oral and Public Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10766&SEO=argentinas-former-president-in-oral-and-public-trial Buenos Aires, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio stated the oral and public argument of Argentinean former President Cristina Fernandez in court for alleged offense of unfaithful administration to the detriment of the public administration. Dominican Republic: More than 8,000 Illegal Migrants Deported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10765&SEO=dominican-republic-more-than-8000-illegal-migrants-deported 23 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Santo Domingo, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The General Headquarters of Migration (DGM) of the Dominican Republic informed that 8,383 irregular foreigners were deported up to today in the period between January and March of this year. Ukrainian Partiality in Former-Deputy Assassination Case Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10764&SEO=ukrainian-partiality-in-former-deputy-assassination-case-denounced 23 de marzo de 2017, 17:00Moscow, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today Ukraine''s lack of objectivity to investigate the assassination of Russian former Deputy Denis Voronenkov, after knowing the hasty statements by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Republicans Continue With no Agreement on US Health Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10763&SEO=republicans-continue-with-no-agreement-on-us-health-law 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:48Washington, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The most conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives left the White House without getting a definitive agreement on the health bill promoted by US President Donald Trump. DPRK Denounces Japan´s Spy Satellite Launch http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10762&SEO=dprk-denounces-japanas-spy-satellite-launch 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:25Pyongyang, March 23 (DPA) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced Japan´s spy satellite launch to intensify surveillance over the country. International Political Parties Pay Homage to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10761&SEO=international-political-parties-pay-homage-to-fidel-castro Mexico, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of nearly 130 political organizations from 36 countries paid tribute today to Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, whose legacy was considered as a guide to fight for a better world. Cuban Group Fosters Foreign Investments in Water Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10760&SEO=cuban-group-fosters-foreign-investments-in-water-sector 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:05Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban business group of hydraulic engineering and logistics (GEILH) presented today three projects for direct foreign investments to businesspeople from 17 countries that are participating in the International 2017 Cubagua Conference in this capital. Taliban Movement Occupies District in South of Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10759&SEO=taliban-movement-occupies-district-in-south-of-afghanistan 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:04Kabul, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Active militants of the Taliban movement occupied today the district of Sangin, in the province of Helmand, Afghanistan, after intensifying the offensive initiated in 2016 to extend its control on this southern demarcation, reported official sources. World Bank Recognizes Socioeconomic Advances of Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10758&SEO=world-bank-recognizes-socioeconomic-advances-of-vietnam 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:43Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank (WB) recognized today that Vietnam''s success responds to solid policies, when repeating the will to work with the Indochinese countryh to support its economic growth boost. PDVSA Assured There is no Gasoline Crisis Distribution in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10757&SEO=pdvsa-assured-there-is-no-gasoline-crisis-distribution-in-venezuela 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:40Caracas, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The state-owned company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) said that boasts nowadays enough gas reserves, so its distribution will be redoubled nationwide , in response to recent long lines at the gas stations. Cuba and Uruguay Consolidate Parliamentary Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10756&SEO=cuba-and-uruguay-consolidate-parliamentary-links 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:31Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Esteban Lazo, president of the Cuban National Assembly (Parliament) received Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives president Jose Carlos Mahia, as part of the process of strengthening relations between Cuba and Uruguay. British Officials Identify London Attacker http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10755&SEO=british-officials-identify-london-attacker 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:28London, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The attacker who committed a terrorist attack in the vicinity of the London Parliament was identified today by authorities such as Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old Briton. Bolivia Believes in the Force of Justice, by Evo Morales http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10754&SEO=bolivia-believes-in-the-force-of-justice-by-evo-morales 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:27La Paz, March 23 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stressed, during the ceremony for the Day of the Sea, that Bolivia believes in the force of justice to return with sovereignty to the coasts of the Pacific Ocean. Jose Mujica and Felipe Gonzalez to Verify Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10753&SEO=jose-mujica-and-felipe-gonzalez-to-verify-peace-agreement 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:04Bogota, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The ex-presidents from Uruguay, Jose Mujica, and Spain, Felipe Gonzalez, will be part of the International Group of Verification of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian government, and the local rebel movement Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP), as confirmed by both parts Thursday. Cuba to Receive International Support for Water Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10752&SEO=cuba-to-receive-international-support-for-water-management 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:02Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) the Adour-Garonne Water Agency from France and the International Office for Water (IOW) today committed to provide technical assistance to Cuba for hydraulic and water resources management. Angola has a Copper Belt in 116 thousand Square Kilometer Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10751&SEO=angola-has-a-copper-belt-in-116-thousand-square-kilometer-area Luanda, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Angola has a copper plus cobalt belt that extends 116 thousand square kilometers that reaches Zambia and the Congo Democratic Republic, affirmed today the Minister of Geology and Mines Francisco Queiroz. Vietnamese President, Party Leader Ratify Support for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10750&SEO=vietnamese-president-party-leader-ratify-support-for-cuba Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed today that the visit of the Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba, Leopoldo Cintra Frías will contribute to the promotion of the excellent bilateral relations. Cuban Group Buena Fe to present record Sobreviviente in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10749&SEO=cuban-group-buena-fe-to-present-record-sobreviviente-in-canada Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musical group Buena Fe gives last touches to their tour of Canada, where they will present in May their most recent record titled Sobreviviente (Survivor). Another Journalist Killed in Mexico, Totaling Three in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10748&SEO=another-journalist-killed-in-mexico-totaling-three-in-2017 Mexico, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach was shot dead today in front of her home in Chihuahua, in the northwest of the country. More than 100 Iraqis Killed in Mosul Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10746&SEO=more-than-100-iraqis-killed-in-mosul-blast Baghdad, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) At least 108 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed as a result of a powerful explosion that occurred late Wednesday, in the al-Jadida neighborhood of Mosul, an Iraqi military source reported today. German Investors Interested in Bolivia Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10745&SEO=german-investors-interested-in-bolivia-business La Paz, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) An official delegation from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Germany and German businessmen stressed here that Bolivia is an attractive country to invest. Italian Prime Minister asks to Recover European Welfare Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10744&SEO=italian-prime-minister-asks-to-recover-european-welfare-model Rome, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, expressed today that the European Union (EU) must face the challenge of economic growth to recover the best social conditions and traditions with the welfare model of the region. Water Resources, Agriculture and Population at Cubagua 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10743&SEO=water-resources-agriculture-and-population-at-cubagua-2017 Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Convention, Cubagua 2017, is promoting today exchanges of expert on global problems associated with the agricultural use of water resources and its supply to the population. CELAC Coordinators Regulate Actions in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10742&SEO=celac-coordinators-regulate-actions-in-el-salvador San Salvador, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The national coordinators of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in El Salvador today to regulate actions and prepare the next summit with the European Union. Islamic State Claims Attack near British Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10741&SEO=islamic-state-claims-attack-near-british-parliament London, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist group Islamic State (EI) today claimed responsibility for the attack carried out Wednesday in the immediate vicinity of the British Parliament, in which four people were killed and 30 wounded. Vietnam, Cuba Strengthen Defense Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10740&SEO=vietnam-cuba-strengthen-defense-ties Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has welcomed a delegation of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces to assess expanding and strengthening defense cooperation relation. Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank Has Now 70 Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10739&SEO=asian-investment-in-infrastructure-bank-has-now-70-members Beijing, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), initiative promoted by Chinese president , Xi Jinping, announced the approval of 13 new members of that entity, whose number of affiliates rose to 70. Ban to Publish Polls in the Face of Ballotage Rules in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10738&SEO=ban-to-publish-polls-in-the-face-of-ballotage-rules-in-ecuador Quito, March 23 (Prensa Latina) From today, a closure period for the dissemination of polls in the face of the second round of presidential elections scheduled for April 2 rules in Ecuador. Ukrainian Firemen Fight a Fire in Gun Warehouse http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10737&SEO=ukrainian-firemen-fight-a-fire-in-gun-warehouse Kiev, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of firefighters are fighting with great difficulty a fire in one of the largest gun warestore in Ukraine, and the explosions are heard tens of kilometers away. Iran Encourages All Countries to Join its Plan against Extremism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10736&SEO=iran-encourages-all-countries-to-join-its-plan-against-extremism Tehran, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran has invited ''all'' countries to adopt its proposal to assemble a global crusade against violence and extremism, just as the United States is calling on its allies to become more involved in the fight against terrorism. Venezuela Expels Two European Journalists for Illegal Activities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10735&SEO=venezuela-expels-two-european-journalists-for-illegal-activities Caracas, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela expelled two BBC journalists, Ian O''Reilly and Stephen Sackur, for illegal activities and breaches of national laws, said representative Diosdado Cabello. Several Exchanges on Main Productions at Cuban Agricultural Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10734&SEO=several-exchanges-on-main-productions-at-cuban-agricultural-fair Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, continues works today with several exchanges on milk, grains, poultry, coffee and other productions among the participants on the 54 projects of the business portfolio presented by this Cuban sector. ICAIC's Contributions to Cuban Culture Are Outstanding, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10733&SEO=icaics-contributions-to-cuban-culture-are-outstanding-says-expert By Glenda Arcia South Africa Faced with Changing Apartheid Spatial Planning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10732&SEO=south-africa-faced-with-changing-apartheid-spatial-planning Pretoria, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is faced today with the need to guide the growth and management of urban areas in ways that unleash the potential of cities and towns, and reverse the terrible legacy of apartheid spatial injustice, believes Deputy Minister Andries Nel. Russia Reaffirms Position as World's Second Largest Exporter of Arms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10731&SEO=russia-reaffirms-position-as-worlds-second-largest-exporter-of-arms Moscow, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite the unilateral sanctions of the West, Russia reaffirms today its position as the world''s second largest exporter of arms, with 15 billion dollars sold in 2016, while it has a backlog of 50 billion. South Africa Suspends Import of Brazilian Meat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10730&SEO=south-africa-suspends-import-of-brazilian-meat Pretoria, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazilian meat scandal, SA News reports Thursday. Fifth Round of Talks on Syria Begins in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10729&SEO=fifth-round-of-talks-on-syria-begins-in-geneva United Nations, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations headquarters in Geneva is hosting the fifth round of negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition, a dialogue aimed at ending six years of conflict. Experts will Discuss in Cuba Handling and Conservation of Swamplands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10728&SEO=experts-will-discuss-in-cuba-handling-and-conservation-of-swamplands Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (Citma) called today for the 11th International Symposium on Handling of Swamplands, with topics prioritized on conservation of these important and vulnerable ecosystems. Protectionism Could Increase Trade Deficit of a Country, Says ECB http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10727&SEO=protectionism-could-increase-trade-deficit-of-a-country-says-ecb Berlin, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) reported that the protectionism policies could increase the trade deficit of a country. UN Confirms Restart of Dialogue on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10726&SEO=un-confirms-restart-of-dialogue-on-syria United Nations, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations confirmed that the negotiations in Geneva between the Syrian government and its oppoents in the nation, would be restarted today, with the guidance of UN Special Envoy Steffan de Mistura. Saint Lucia to Dedicate State Funeral to Nobel Prize Winner Walcott http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10725&SEO=saint-lucia-to-dedicate-state-funeral-to-nobel-prize-winner-walcott Castries, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Government in Saint Lucia approved to hold a Sate funeral to honor the 1992 Literature Nobel Price Winner Dereck Walcott, who died in this capital on March 17, according to reports. UN Offers Total Support to Cuba for Sustainable Water Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10724&SEO=un-offers-total-support-to-cuba-for-sustainable-water-management 22 de marzo de 2017, 18:17Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Organization (UN) expressed today its total support to Cuba in order to contribute to sustainable management of the country''s water resources, faced with challenges as drought and food security. Costa Rican University Proud to Honor Alicia Alonso http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10723&SEO=costa-rican-university-proud-to-honor-alicia-alonso 22 de marzo de 2017, 18:15San Jose, March 22 (Prensa Latina) For the University of Costa Rica (UCR), it is a great honor to grant Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alicia Alonso, the Honoris Causa Doctorate, UCR rector, Henning Jensen stated. Honduran Police Evicts Demonstrators Against Dam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10722&SEO=honduran-police-evicts-demonstrators-against-dam 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:56Tegucigalpa, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Honduran police forces evicted with tear gas dozens of demonstrators against the installation of a hydroelectric dam in southern Honduras. Strong Republican Opposition to Health Project in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10721&SEO=strong-republican-opposition-to-health-project-in-usa 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:19Washington, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Over 25 members of Freedom Caucus, one US Congress´s most conservative groups, are still rebuffing the health bill despite pressures from President Donald Trump. Businessmen Repatriated Million of Dollars to Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10720&SEO=businessmen-repatriated-million-of-dollars-to-venezuela 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:17Caracas, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Bicentennial Bank President Miguel Perez Abad said that Venezuela received the injection of at least US $ 11.7 billion in repatriation for its economy. Three French Students among the Wounded by Attack in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10719&SEO=three-french-students-among-the-wounded-by-attack-in-london 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:16Paris, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Three French students are among the injured people by the attack occurred in London today, as confirmed by the French Foreign Ministry. Japan Forbids Import of Meat Coming from Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10718&SEO=japan-forbids-import-of-meat-coming-from-brazil 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:12Tokyo, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government prohibited the import of meat proceeding from Brazilian companies under investigation for commercializing products that were breaking the safety standards, announced today official sources. Central Bio-Oceanic Train Means Integration, Says Bolivian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10717&SEO=central-bio-oceanic-train-means-integration-says-bolivian-president 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:11La Paz, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales explained today that the project of the Central Bio-Oceanic Railway would benefit half of the South American countries and means integration of the Americas with the rest of the continents. USA Condemns London Terror Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10716&SEO=usa-condemns-london-terror-attack 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:15Washington, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The United States government condemned the terror attack in the vicinity of the British Parliament, in which four people died and at least 20 injured. UN World Food Program Investigates on Water in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10715&SEO=un-world-food-program-investigates-on-water-in-cuba 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:03Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN World Food Frogram highlighted the progress of Cuba in a project to strengthen steps to face climatic risks, such as droughts, something that intensely affects Cuban food security. Preparation of New Talks on Syria Analyzed by Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10714&SEO=preparation-of-new-talks-on-syria-analyzed-by-russia 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:01Moscow, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister, Serguei Lavrov, analyzed today with the special envoy of the UN for Syria, Steffan de Mistura, the preparation of the fifth round of negotiations on the Levantine country, in Geneva. One in Four Children Will Live with Water Shortages, by UNICEF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10713&SEO=one-in-four-children-will-live-with-water-shortages-by-unicef 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:53United Nations, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) said that one in four children worldwide, about 600 million, will be living in regions with water scarcity. Czech Republic Interested in Doing Business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10712&SEO=czech-republic-interested-in-doing-business-with-cuba 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Havana, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurecka, expressed her nation´s interest in doing some business in Cuba, hoping these are profitable for both countries. US-Led Coalition Bombed School in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10711&SEO=us-led-coalition-bombed-school-in-syria 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:06Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Syria has denounced Wednesday the US-led international coalition bombarded a school in the north eastern province of Raqqa that was being used as a shelter by at least 50 displaced families. Tabacuba Multiplies its Image at Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10710&SEO=tabacuba-multiplies-its-image-at-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Tabacuba Business Group is promoting its image through keynote speeches and other events at the 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, whose sessions continue today at the Havana-based Rancho Boyeros exhibition area. Marked Salary Differences Revealed in British Enterprises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10709&SEO=marked-salary-differences-revealed-in-british-enterprises London, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Directives of the main 100 British enterprises quoted in the stock exchange win in average almost 400 times more than a worker with mínimum salary, revealed today a report of the organization Equality Trust. Bishops Praise Peaceful Transition in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10708&SEO=bishops-praise-peaceful-transition-in-angola Luanda, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Episcopal Conference of Angola and Sao Tome (Ceast) praised the way in which President José Eduardo dos Santos leads the transition to the succession of political power in the country, highlighted the press today. Alicia Alonso to Receive Honorary Degree in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10707&SEO=alicia-alonso-to-receive-honorary-degree-in-costa-rica San Jose, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alina Alonso, received here today the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), for her important work and legacy to the world classical dance. Red Cross Demands Urgent World Action to Stop Famine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10706&SEO=red-cross-demands-urgent-world-action-to-stop-famine Geneva, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today warned that famine in Somalia and Yemen could be avoided if the international community acts urgently and determinedly in the next three months. Venezuela, South Africa Strengthen Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10705&SEO=venezuela-south-africa-strengthen-collaboration Caracas, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and South Africa are strengthening economic relations and have established new strategic alliances to develop mining in both countries. At Least 2,600 Persons Are Missing in Veracruz, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10704&SEO=at-least-2600-persons-are-missing-in-veracruz-mexico Mexico, March 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 people are missing in the Mexican state of Veracruz, although the figure is expected to increase, state prosecutor, Jorge Winclker, said following macabre discoveries in clandestine graves in that territory. All Ready for Power Venezuela Fair 2017 to Kick Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10703&SEO=all-ready-for-power-venezuela-fair-2017-to-kick-off Caracas, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Economic Agenda to give a boost to its 15 productive motors, will have their main scenario in expo-fair Venezuela Power 2017, starting tomorrow 23 until next Sunday March 26, at the Caracas Polyhedron. UNESCO Advocates Treating Waste Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10702&SEO=unesco-advocates-treating-waste-water Paris, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called today for seizing the opportunity of treating waste water, as more than 80% of it returns untreated into the ecosystem. Syrian Refugee Camp Fully Functional http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10701&SEO=syrian-refugee-camp-fully-functional Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 600 displaced families from Daraa province are currently sheltered, under safe conditions of food and health care, at a refugee camp located outside the village of Heryaleh, about 20 kilometers south of Damascus. Temer Backs Off and Shrinks Pension Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10699&SEO=temer-backs-off-and-shrinks-pension-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The debate on the pension reform in Brazil presents today a new face, after in an unsuspected turn of his number one driving force, president Michel Temer, decided to limit the reform to federal employees. More than 500 Companies to Panama Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10698&SEO=more-than-500-companies-to-panama-trade-fair Panama, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 500 companies in technology, services, food, beverages, agrobusiness and textiles, among others, are participating at the 35th Expocomer 2017 Trade Fair that opened today in Panama City. Cuban Increasingly Using Bank Loans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10697&SEO=cuban-increasingly-using-bank-loans Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Loans to small private entrepreneurs with businesses in Havana grew last year 29% compared to 2015, reported the Cuban News Agency (ACN) quoting officials from Banco Metropolitano (Banmet). Los Angeles US City Protects Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10696&SEO=los-angeles-us-city-protects-immigrants Washington, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The US city of Los Angeles, California, today has an order from its mayor, Eric Garcetti, against any action by the federal government aimed at separating families of immigrants. Cuban Theater Group El Publico Applauded in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10695&SEO=cuban-theater-group-el-publico-applauded-in-usa By Diony Sanabia Containers Arrive from UN to Store Colombian Guerrilla Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10694&SEO=containers-arrive-from-un-to-store-colombian-guerrilla-weapons Bogotá, Colombia, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The first UN containers have arrived at the Colombian department of La Guajira where FARC-EP guerrillas, in demobilization phase, will deposit their weapons, Caracol Radio confirmed today. European Representatives to Demand End of Sanctions against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10693&SEO=european-representatives-to-demand-end-of-sanctions-against-russia 22 de marzo de 2017, 09:52Kiev, March 22 (Prensa Latina) European, Latin American, Ukrainian and post-Soviet representatives announced today their intentions to demand an end to the unilateral sanctions of the EU block against Russia after a three-day visit to Crimea. FAO Celebrates World Water Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10692&SEO=fao-celebrates-world-water-day Rome, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates today World Water Day at its headquarters in this capital. The event will include the launch of the 2017 United Nations World Water Development Report under the slogan ''Wastewater: The untapped resource''. Thousands of Undocumented Migrants Arrested in Chiapas, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10691&SEO=thousands-of-undocumented-migrants-arrested-in-chiapas-mexico Mexico, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 81,000 undocumented foreigners were detained in Chiapas, in southern Mexico, in 2016, representing 43 percent of the nation''s average last year, it was reported today. Maduro Calls for Massive March against US Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10690&SEO=maduro-calls-for-massive-march-against-us-interference Caracas, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a great popular mobilization for the next Sunday in defense of the homeland and to express rejection before the interfering pretensions of the United States, in collusion with right-wing opposition groups. Massive Rally in Bolivia Closed Days for Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10689&SEO=massive-rally-in-bolivia-closed-days-for-sea By Pedro Rioseco Syrian Army Surrounds Terrorists in Jobar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10688&SEO=syrian-army-surrounds-terrorists-in-jobar 22 de marzo de 2017, 09:14Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units have hoards of terrorists that had infiltrated in Jobar, a district in the eastern outskirt of Damascus, surrounded and have repeatedly repelled their attempts to break the siege, a military spokesperson told the local media. Experts Warn of Ecological Hazards of Fracking in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10687&SEO=experts-warn-of-ecological-hazards-of-fracking-in-colombia Bogotá, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Petroleum extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing technology, better known as fracking, presents enormous risks for the environment in Colombia, environmental organizations warned today. South American Countries, Germany to Sign Bioceanic Train Memorandum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10686&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-to-sign-bioceanic-train-memorandum La Paz, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay will sign today a memorandum of understanding with Germany to consolidate technical support for the integral design of the Central Bi-oceanic Railway Corridor. Cuba Promotes International Water Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10685&SEO=cuba-promotes-international-water-exchange Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Almost a tenth of the world''s population is lacking safe drinking water, so an international forum in Cuba have been discussing problems and successful experiences in the use of this vital resource. Colombian Congress Will Seek to Boost Application of Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10684&SEO=colombian-congress-will-seek-to-boost-application-of-peace-agreement Bogota, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Sympathizers of the procedures to finalize the conflicto of Colombia will hold in April the Peace Congress in which ideas will be presented to boost the implementation of the pacts signed with the FARC-EP, confirmed today its organizers. Social and political sectors supporters of the pacifying process define the details of the national gathering conceived with the aim of creating alliances and sketch actions that support the carrying out of all that was agreed by both the Government and the guerrilla. Mexico: Over 9 Million People without Drinking Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10683&SEO=mexico-over-9-million-people-without-drinking-water Mexico, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than nine million people in Mexico do not have today access to drinking water, said the National Commission for Water (Conagua). Bolivia to be Provided with 500 Containers to Export Urea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10681&SEO=bolivia-to-be-provided-with-500-containers-to-export-urea La Paz, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Next week, 500 containers will be sent to the ammonia plant in Bulo Bulo, in Cochabamba, to export urea to Brazil and Argentina, said a communique issued by the Bolivian Public Oilfields (YPFB). US Limits Carry-on Electronic Devices on Egypt-US Flights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10682&SEO=us-limits-carry-on-electronic-devices-on-egypt-us-flights Cairo, March 22 (PL) The Egyptian authorities will apply from this Friday the measure imposed by the United States to ban carry-on electronic devices on Egypt-USA flights. Cuban Giraldilla de La Habana Tournament with 11 Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10679&SEO=cuban-giraldilla-de-la-habana-tournament-with-11-countries Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Badminton players from 11 countries of the world will be present today at the International Giraldilla de La Habana Tournament, sources from the organizers of the event told here. South Africa Empowering Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10680&SEO=south-africa-empowering-women Pretoria, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) In its endeavor to tackle and raise social standards, the South African government has been also making strives in empowering women, and today the country is on course to achieving 50% women representation before 2030. Havana to Host International Dance Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10678&SEO=havana-to-host-international-dance-festival Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Artists from several countries will travel to Cuba from March 29th to April 2nd to participate in the International Dance Festival in urban landscapes, organizers of the event said. Cuba Conveys Solidarity to Peru in Time of Disaster http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10676&SEO=cuba-conveys-solidarity-to-peru-in-time-of-disaster 21 de marzo de 2017, 19:41Lima, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President, Raul Castro, has conveyed to Peru condolences for the human and material loss it is suffering, in a message addressed to his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Cuba Conveys Solidarity to Peru in Time of Disaster http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10677&SEO=cuba-conveys-solidarity-to-peru-in-time-of-disaster 21 de marzo de 2017, 19:41Lima, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President, Raul Castro, has conveyed to Peru condolences for the human and material loss it is suffering, in a message addressed to his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Philippine Authorities Claim Presence of Jihadist Group in Manila http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10675&SEO=philippine-authorities-claim-presence-of-jihadist-group-in-manila 21 de marzo de 2017, 18:22Manila, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities claimed today the presence, in the metropolitan area of Manila, of the terrorist group Maute, shaped up in the south of the country and loyal to the Islamic States (IS). USA Banns Mobile Devices in Flights from Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10674&SEO=usa-banns-mobile-devices-in-flights-from-turkey 21 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Istanbul, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The main airline Turkish Airlines (THY) accepted today the ban set by the United States on passengers flying to that country, so they will not be able to carry electronic devices bigger than cellphones. Over a Million Italian Families with No Member Employed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10673&SEO=over-a-million-italian-families-with-no-member-employed 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:54Rome, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) At the end of 2016, some 1,850,000 families in Italy had no members employed, which represents 0.7 percent less than the previous year, said today the National Statistics Institute (Istat). Mexican President Announces Special Assistance to Deported People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10672&SEO=mexican-president-announces-special-assistance-to-deported-people 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:52Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto promulgated today the General Law on Education to revalidate the studies of children and youths that are deported from the United States. Cameroon Delivers More than 2,000 Nigerian Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10671&SEO=cameroon-delivers-more-than-2000-nigerian-refugees 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:42Yaounde, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 Nigerian citizens sheltered in the north of Cameroon to escape from the terrorist members of the group Boko Haram, returned to Nigeria since the start of the year by the Cameroonian authorities, official sources revealed here Tuesday. Mexico Suspends Imports from Brazilian Livestock Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10670&SEO=mexico-suspends-imports-from-brazilian-livestock-products 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:39Mexico, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico suspended the import of cattle products stemming from Brazil, after receiving a health alert for adulteration of beef, official sources reported. European Union to Hold Summit on Brexit in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10669&SEO=european-union-to-hold-summit-on-brexit-in-april 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:36Brussels, Mar 21(Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will hold a summit on April 29, without the United Kingdom, to establish the guidelines about that country''s withdrawal from the bloc (Brexit), European Council President Donald Tusk announced today. FAO Highlights Production and Efficient Use of Charcoal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10668&SEO=fao-highlights-production-and-efficient-use-of-charcoal 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:28Rome, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The production and efficient use of charcoal represents an important contribution to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, FAO warned today on the occasion of World Forestry Day. South Sudan Crisis is Escalating, by UN Report http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10667&SEO=south-sudan-crisis-is-escalating-by-un-report 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:05Juba, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The refugee crisis in South Sudan continues to accelerate, the world´s fastest one, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Paris to Only Accept Being Host of the 2024 Olympic Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10666&SEO=paris-to-only-accept-being-host-of-the-2024-olympic-games Paris, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The people in charge of the postulation of the city of Paris for reaching the right to organize the Olympic Games, said they would only accept the postulation for the Olympic Games of 2024, after the door to another suspension by the International Colympic Committee (IOC) was opened. UN Agencies Send 15 Ambulances to Mosul, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10665&SEO=un-agencies-send-15-ambulances-to-mosul-iraq 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:35United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food Program (WFP) sent 15 ambulances to Iraq by plane to assist wounded people during combats in the west of Mosul, the United Nations said today. 47 Skulls Found in Veracruz Mass Graves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10664&SEO=47-skulls-found-in-veracruz-mass-graves 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:25Mexico, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Veracruz Attorney General, Jorge Winckler, confirmed the finding of 47 skulls in eight mass graves in Alvarado, after discovering a series of burials with remains of missing people in different parts of the country. Japanese Cabinet Approves Bill to Thwart Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10663&SEO=japanese-cabinet-approves-bill-to-thwart-terrorism 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:24Tokyo, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government approved a bill aimed at cracking down on a number of serious crimes, including acts of conspiracy to commit terrorist attacks, media reported. Cuba and The Czech Republic Sign Agricultural Cooperation Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10662&SEO=cuba-and-the-czech-republic-sign-agricultural-cooperation-accord 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:23Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The minister of Agriculture of Cuba and the Czech Republic, Gustavo Rodriguez and Marian Jurecka, respectively, signed today a memorandum of understanding to foster veterinary and phytosanitary cooperation Latin America and the Caribbean Remember Vitaly Churkin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10661&SEO=latin-america-and-the-caribbean-remember-vitaly-churkin 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:20United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The group of Latin American and Caribbean in the United Nations (UN) recognized the legacy of recently deceased Russian representative in the organization, Vitaly Churkin, in a special session Tuesday. Chile is Asked to Stay Out of Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10660&SEO=chile-is-asked-to-stay-out-of-interference-in-venezuela 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:57Santiago, Chile, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Independent Senator Alejandro Navarro requested today the Chilean government to stay out of interference in internal affairs in Venezuela, in addition to distancing itself from aggressive positions. ONIDO Manages Funds for Industrial Projects in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10659&SEO=onido-manages-funds-for-industrial-projects-in-cuba 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:56Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (ONIDO) is managing financing so as to support the implementation of 16 projects in Cuba, which are aimed at sustainable and inclusive economic growth, the coordinator Fidel Domenech stated. Heraldo Muñoz Reiterated Bolivians Were Arrested in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10657&SEO=heraldo-munoz-reiterated-bolivians-were-arrested-in-chile 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:31Santiago, Chile, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister, Heraldo Muñoz, reiterated that nine arrested Bolivian citizens were carrying out reckless acts in Chile. Venezuela Dismantles Paramilitary Camp on Border with Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10656&SEO=venezuela-dismantles-paramilitary-camp-on-border-with-colombia 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:18Caracas, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) has dismantled a paramilitary camp in a border area between Venezuela and Colombia, confirmed the governor of the state of Táchira, José Gregorio Vielma. UN Representative Highlights Relevance of Cubagua 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10655&SEO=un-representative-highlights-relevance-of-cubagua-2017 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:17Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The UN representative in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, highlighted today the importance of events such as Cubagua 2017, due to the drought and the shortage of the vital liquid at the global level. Mexico: One of the Leaders of Cartel of Juarez Dead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10654&SEO=mexico-one-of-the-leaders-of-cartel-of-juarez-dead Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) One of the leaders of drug trafficking group La Linea, one of the arms of the famous Cartel of Juarez, died Tuesday, in a meeting at the municipality of Cuauhtémoc, Mexican state of Chihuahua, reported the Mexican Prosecutor Office here. DPRK Bets on Nuclear Arsenal as Guarantee against US Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10653&SEO=dprk-bets-on-nuclear-arsenal-as-guarantee-against-us-threats Pyongyang, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) once again defended the existence of its nuclear arsenal, considering it a guarantee for national security against the military threats of the United States and its allies. Merchandise for 578 Million Dollars Seized in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10652&SEO=merchandise-for-578-million-dollars-seized-in-mexico Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Products for the value of 578 million dollars were seized in the Mexico-US mutual border last year, as revealed by Mexican specialists Tuesday. Evo Morales Reaffirms Bolivian Economy Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10651&SEO=evo-morales-reaffirms-bolivian-economy-progress La Paz, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales reaffirmed today that Bolivian economy is developing thanks to the country''s ability to finance its own industries and increase productive sectors. Danger of Rains and Floods in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10650&SEO=danger-of-rains-and-floods-in-colombia Bogota, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Due to the increase of the rains 28 percent of the Colombians might turn out to be harmed by floods and more than 31 for avalanches, warned today the Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environmental Studies (Ideam). Media Outlets Highlight World Down Syndrome Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10649&SEO=media-outlets-highlight-world-down-syndrome-day Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) International media highlight today the celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, with the aim of increasing public awareness about this genetic alteration caused by the presence of an extra chromosome. Syrians again to the Negotiating Table http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10648&SEO=syrians-again-to-the-negotiating-table Damascus, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) All Syrian parties that took part in the previous peace negotiations in February have reportedly confirmed their attendance to the fifth round of talks in Geneva. UN Expert Calls on Israel to Stop Hostility against Activists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10647&SEO=un-expert-calls-on-israel-to-stop-hostility-against-activists 21 de marzo de 2017, 14:00United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk, has urged Israel today to stop pursuing and criminalizing activists who report on Tel Aviv''s violations. Water Convention Brings Together Experts from 17 Countries in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10646&SEO=water-convention-brings-together-experts-from-17-countries-in-cuba Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 17 countries and the United Nations system are participating today in an international convention in Cuba that examines the global problems associated with water and its interrelation with climate change. Fiagrop 2017 Shows Progress of Agricultural Sector in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10645&SEO=fiagrop-2017-shows-progress-of-agricultural-sector-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, continues its work here today at the Havana-based Rancho Boyeros exhibition area, with the participation of about 170 exhibitors from Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba and other countries. Spanish Minister Favors Trade Pacts with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10644&SEO=spanish-minister-favors-trade-pacts-with-mercosur 21 de marzo de 2017, 13:32 Brussels, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Economy Minister, Luis De Guindos, said in this capital today that he was in favor of trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). US Bans Electronic Devices from Cabins on Flights from 8 Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10643&SEO=us-bans-electronic-devices-from-cabins-on-flights-from-8-countries 21 de marzo de 2017, 13:25 Washington, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Passengers from eight Muslim-majority countries are prohibited from bringing to the United States electronic devices larger than a cell phone, according to a ruling that came into force today. U.S. and Cuban Scientists Study Hurricanes of the Past http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10642&SEO=u.s.-and-cuban-scientists-study-hurricanes-of-the-past Havana, Mar 21(Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuban researchers analyze the frequency and intensity of hurricanes that ravaged the island in the past, during a workshop being held today in this capital, informs daily Granma. Syrian Army Hits Terrorists Hard near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10641&SEO=syrian-army-hits-terrorists-hard-near-damascus Damascus, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Damascus'' eastern neighbourhood of Jobar is reportedly the stage today of fierce fighting between Syrian Army troops and well-armed terrorists of the so-called Jabhat al-Nusra that had infiltrated in that area. South American Countries, Germany Begin Talks on Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10640&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-begin-talks-on-bioceanic-train La Paz, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Official representatives of Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia, as well as Germany, began talks here today on the feasibility study the push forward the multinational project of the Central Bioceanic Railway Corridor. Crisis with The Netherlands Raises Economic Conflict with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10639&SEO=crisis-with-the-netherlands-raises-economic-conflict-with-turkey Ankara, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The severe diplomatic crisis between Turkey and The Netherlands started to provoke problems in some sectors of the Turkish economy, expressed today the president of plants and ornamental articles exporters, Osman Bagdatlioglu. South Africa Honors Human Rights Beacons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10638&SEO=south-africa-honors-human-rights-beacons Pretoria, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma headed on Tuesday the national commemoration of Human Rights Day in which South Africa honored those who sacrificed immensely for the achievement of liberation and democracy. After Debate, Macron Secures Leadership to French Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10637&SEO=after-debate-macron-secures-leadership-to-french-elections París, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Center candidate Emmanuel Macron consolidates today his leadership toward coming presidential elections in France, after a first debate where the five main candidates participated. China Pleads for Israel and Palestine to Achieve Peaceful Coexistence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10636&SEO=china-pleads-for-israel-and-palestine-to-achieve-peaceful-coexistence Beijing, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asked to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, visiting this city today, to stick to the right direction in talks with Palestine to achieve peaceful coexistence. Mexico Condemns US Discrimination against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10635&SEO=mexico-condemns-us-discrimination-against-migrants Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico''s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has condemned the United States'' discriminatory immigration policy, on occasion of the celebration today of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 'Faces of Haiti' Arrive in Chinese Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10633&SEO=faces-of-haiti-arrive-in-chinese-capital By Damy Vales Bolivian Detainees Remain in Chile amid Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10631&SEO=bolivian-detainees-remain-in-chile-amid-tensions Santiago de Chile, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Guarantee Court of Pozo Almonte, Chile, located 1,810 kilometers from this capital, extended until Wednesday the arrest of two military personnel and seven officials of the National Customs of Bolivia. Pakistan: First Woman Assumes Charge of Foreign Secretary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10630&SEO=pakistan-first-woman-assumes-charge-of-foreign-secretary Islamabad, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) For the first time in history, Pakistan has today a woman as a Foreign Secretary after the appointment of Tehmina Janjua, who was recently a representative of the country at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. Ocean Dead Zones Threaten Global Marine Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10629&SEO=ocean-dead-zones-threaten-global-marine-reefs Panama, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Dead zones of the oceans, with low concentration of oxygen, are the main threat of marine fauna including corals, a study by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) revealed today. Bolivia Files Formal Reply to Chile at The Hague amid New Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10628&SEO=bolivia-files-formal-reply-to-chile-at-the-hague-amid-new-tensions La Paz, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia filed in today at the International Court of Justice in The Hague its reply to Chile in the case over its claim to have a sea outlet, in an environment warmed by the kidnapping of nine citizens of this country, at the hands of Chilean Carabiniers. International Convention, Cubagua 2017, Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10627&SEO=international-convention-cubagua-2017-begins Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 14 countries, and several United Nations (UN) agencies, are participating in the 2nd International Convention on Water Resources, Cubagua 2017, opened today in this capital. Future of Renewable Energy to be Discussed in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10626&SEO=future-of-renewable-energy-to-be-discussed-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Saving of Energy and Energy Education (CIER 2017) will examine in this capital the efficiency in the use of those and new sources, informed today organizers of the event. Canada and Nigeria to Participate at Panama Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10625&SEO=canada-and-nigeria-to-participate-at-panama-trade-fair Panama, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Around thirty nations from America, Europe, Asia and Africa, including Canada and Nigeria will participate for the first time at the 35th Trade Fair Expocomer-2017, which will be held from March 22th to 25th, in Panama. UN to Pay Tribute to Recently Deceased Russian Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10624&SEO=un-to-pay-tribute-to-recently-deceased-russian-ambassador United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The General Assembly of the United Nations will hold a session of tribute today, dedicated to the recently deceased Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, announced today its oresident, Peter Thomson. Havana World Music Festival Intends to Set Havana in Motion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10622&SEO=havana-world-music-festival-intends-to-set-havana-in-motion Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The fourth edition of the festival Havana World Music (HWM) will develop this year with the intention to set the capital in motion to the rhythm of different musical styles, as rock, hip-hop and jazz, the organizers announced. WHO: Co-infection of Tuberculosis and HIV in Europe Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10623&SEO=who-co-infection-of-tuberculosis-and-hiv-in-europe-increases Copenhagen, March 21 (Prensa Latina) A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office released today indicates that tuberculosis co-infection and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) increased in Europe by 40 percent. Buenos Aires Gets Ready for 2017 Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10621&SEO=buenos-aires-gets-ready-for-2017-book-fair Buenos Aires, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) South African Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee, Spanish Carlos Ruiz Zafon and North American John Katzenbach are among the guests to the International Book Fair of Buenos Aires in April. Nine Countries to Dispute Pan American Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10620&SEO=nine-countries-to-dispute-pan-american-cup Monterrey, Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Teams from nine countries of America, will dispute the under 19 Pan American Cup of Volleyball, a competition that grants three places for the World Championship of the category in Bahrein. German Cooperative Seeks Increasing Business in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10619&SEO=german-cooperative-seeks-increasing-business-in-cuba 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Stephan Gruber, president of the German cooperative Casa Alemania, which is represented in the 2017 International Agricultural and Livestock fair in Cuba (Fiagrob) by around 10 companies of consumables and equipment from that country, expressed its desire of extending its businesses here. Climbers to Take GPS to Climb the Everest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10617&SEO=climbers-to-take-gps-to-climb-the-everest 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Katmandu, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Nepal will use systems of global position (GPS, for its initials in English) to climb the Mount Everest in spring, to locate them in case of accidents and to prevent false climbing of the top, official sources said today. Syrian President Debates with Russian-European Delegation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10618&SEO=syrian-president-debates-with-russian-european-delegation 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Damascus, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Syria will hold its commitment to fighting terrorism, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a meeting with Russian-European Parliamentary delegation. Syrian Army Controls Damascus Outskirts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10616&SEO=syrian-army-controls-damascus-outskirts 20 de marzo de 2017, 17:59Damascus, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian army strengthened their positions on the outskirts of Jobar, some five kilometers east from Damascus, said today military sources. UN Iterates Alarm after Escalation of Combats in Libya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10615&SEO=un-iterates-alarm-after-escalation-of-combats-in-libya 20 de marzo de 2017, 17:33United Nations, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Te United Nations (UN) expressed today to be alarmed, due to the escalation of combats in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, and other cities in that country, specially because then impact of the confrontations on the civil population. Diabetes, HBP and Cancer Affect Economy in Trinidad Tobago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10614&SEO=diabetes-hbp-and-cancer-affect-economy-in-trinidad-tobago 20 de marzo de 2017, 17:18Port of Spain, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago said today that diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer cause a loss of $1.28 billion USD in the economy of the country. International Storytelling Festival in Cuba Reveres Local Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10613&SEO=international-storytelling-festival-in-cuba-reveres-local-folklore 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:53Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Storytellers from 12 countries opened today in Cuba the International Storytelling Festival, with a ceremony in which the participants crossed Havana bay to honor its spiritual patron saint, the Virgin of Regla. Tabaré Vázquez Discards Internal Disputes Affect his Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10612&SEO=tabare-vazquez-discards-internal-disputes-affect-his-government 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:47Montevideo, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez discarded today that public disputes among officials of the Frente Amplio (FA) were affecting his government, while saying he felt enormously sad and ashamed for those events. US Parliamentary Delegation to Visit Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10611&SEO=us-parliamentary-delegation-to-visit-sudan 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:38Khartoum, March 20 (Prensa Latina) A US Congress delegation will visit Sudan in October, 2017, in order to better learn about the warfare in this African nation, the local Sudan Tribune newspaper reported. UN Asks for Investigation on Attack vs. Somali Ship with Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10610&SEO=un-asks-for-investigation-on-attack-vs.-somali-ship-with-immigrants 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:37Geneva, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) asked the rival parties in Yemen to investigate the air strike against a ship carrying immigrants that left 42 fatalities in the Red Sea. Cuba Participates in Berlin Meeting on Energy Transition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10609&SEO=cuba-participates-in-berlin-meeting-on-energy-transition 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Berlin, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Alfredo Lopez participated in the Berlin Dialogue debates on the 2017 Energy Transition, which started today in Berlin with the G-20 German presidency. Alicia Alonso and National Ballet of Cuba Hit Headlines in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10608&SEO=alicia-alonso-and-national-ballet-of-cuba-hit-headlines-in-costa-rica 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:11San Jose, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican media highlighted today the visit of Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, along with 50 ballet dancers from the famous National Ballet of Cuba, to perform three times at the Teatro Popular Melico Salazar. Cuban President Voiced Solidarity with Peru for Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10606&SEO=cuban-president-voiced-solidarity-with-peru-for-disasters 20 de marzo de 2017, 15:40Lima, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz offered his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski his heartfelt condolences for the human and material damages. FBI and NSA Denied Alleged Russian Cyberattacks to Change US Votes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10605&SEO=fbi-and-nsa-denied-alleged-russian-cyberattacks-to-change-us-votes 20 de marzo de 2017, 15:19Washington, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US National Security Agency (NSA) denied that alleged Russian cyberattacks brought about voting changes in last November''s election. Bolivia Demands Chile the Release of Nine Kidnapped People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10604&SEO=bolivia-demands-chile-the-release-of-nine-kidnapped-people 20 de marzo de 2017, 14:26La Paz, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia today strongly rejected the kidnapping of nine people, at the hands of Chilean carabineros, and demanded their immediate release. Habana Libre Hotel Celebrates 59 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10603&SEO=habana-libre-hotel-celebrates-59-years 20 de marzo de 2017, 13:30Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) One of Cuba''s most emblematic hotels, Habana Libre, former Habana Hilton, celebrated its 59th anniversary this weekend with the premise of maintaining high quality services, the facility''s management said today. Dark Cuban Rums and their Emblematic Factory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10602&SEO=dark-cuban-rums-and-their-emblematic-factory 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:44By Roberto F. Campos Chile Looks at Africa for Trade and Investments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10601&SEO=chile-looks-at-africa-for-trade-and-investments Santiago de Chile, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile has taken action in recent months to strengthen its ties with Africa, with emphasis on trade and investment, a strategy highlighted today by the economic leadership of the Foreign Ministry. Turkish Antiterrorist Campaign Kills 13, Arrests 126 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10600&SEO=turkish-antiterrorist-campaign-kills-13-arrests-126 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:14Ankara, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 terrorists were killed and 126 were detained in Turkey during 230 police operations carried out over the last few days, according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior released today. Bolivia Summons Chilean Consul after Kidnapping of Nine Bolivians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10599&SEO=bolivia-summons-chilean-consul-after-kidnapping-of-nine-bolivians 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:12La Paz, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government today convened the Chilean consul in La Paz, Manuel Hinojosa, after the kidnapping of nine Bolivian military and customs officers by the Chilean police who trespassed into national territory. Talking about Solution Schemes for Syria Is Considered Premature http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10598&SEO=talking-about-solution-schemes-for-syria-is-considered-premature 20 de marzo de 2017, 11:53Moscow, March 20 (Prensa Latina) It is premature at the moment to talk about concrete formulas for a solution to the conflict in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said today in commenting on statements by deputy Leonid Slutski. Russia Highlights Progress in Defense Relations with Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10597&SEO=russia-highlights-progress-in-defense-relations-with-japan Moscow, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu verified the positive running of military cooperation with Japan, despite well-known differences, in the framework of a meeting in the two plus two format, pointed out today the TV in this capital. Trump Describes as False News Alleged Ties with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10595&SEO=trump-describes-as-false-news-alleged-ties-with-russia Washington, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump has referred today to the alleged ties of his campaign team with Russia as a false news and everyone knows, he said. Ukraine Sanctions Foreign Politicians for Visiting Crimea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10594&SEO=ukraine-sanctions-foreign-politicians-for-visiting-crimea Kiev, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Ukraine imposed sanctions today against a group of 20 European, Latin American, Ukrainian and post-Soviet politicians who visit Crimea these days to get to know their realities. After 40 Days on Strike, Stagnant Dialogue in Chilean Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10593&SEO=after-40-days-on-strike-stagnant-dialogue-in-chilean-mining Santiago de Chile, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) After 40 days on strike and slight hope of an agreement between workers and patrons, the panorama of the Escondida mine in Chile, the biggest copper producer in the world, again fell in a standstill. Argentine Teachers Wage Strike Goes On http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10591&SEO=argentine-teachers-wage-strike-goes-on Buenos Aires, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The teacher conflict in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires today shows signs of worsening, in an environment where teachers are ready tomorrow for a great federal march in the whole country. UN Calls to Fight all Forms of Discrimination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10590&SEO=un-calls-to-fight-all-forms-of-discrimination United Nations, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein called to fight all forms of racial discrimination, xenophobia and speeches and racism crimes. Bolivia Committed to Claim Sea Outlet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10589&SEO=bolivia-committed-to-claim-sea-outlet The Hague, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni highlighted today the strength and commitment of the international legal team of Bolivia in the maritime demand that will be presented tomorrow at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Chile. Mexican Oil in Hands of Transnational Corporations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10588&SEO=mexican-oil-in-hands-of-transnational-corporations Mexico, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) is holding today the nationalization of the sector with contracts in crude oil and gas production and losses estimated at 256 billion pesos (more than $13 billion USD). Pakistan Announces Immediate Reopening of Afghanistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10587&SEO=pakistan-announces-immediate-reopening-of-afghanistan-border Islamabad, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered the immediate reopening of the border with Afghanistan, after more than a month closed as a result of several terrorist attacks in that country that Islamabad considered planned in the neighbor state. Cuba Hosts International Agricultural Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10586&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-agricultural-fair Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, has begun its official program here today with the participation of exhibitors from some 16 countries, to promote business and promote other activities associated with this event. Terrorists Try to Break Siege Near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10585&SEO=terrorists-try-to-break-siege-near-damascus Damascus, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) For 24 hours Terrorist groups try to break the army siege in Jobar area, a suburb close to the Syrian capital, and clashes which remain very strong today, according to military sources. Validity of 100 Bolivares Bill Gives Confidence to Venezuelans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10584&SEO=validity-of-100-bolivares-bill-gives-confidence-to-venezuelans Caracas, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The extension of life to the 100 bolivars bill by a new decree of President Nicolás Maduro generates confidence in the population and banishes despair for its change in banking institutions. Mexico: Economic Reforms without Success http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10583&SEO=mexico-economic-reforms-without-success Mexico, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The 11 structural reforms promoted and implemented by the government of Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, have not produced results, the private sector denounces today. A document distributed to the press stated that almost two and a half years of being approved, the growth of the economy and its expectation are not favorable. Cuban Institutions and IAEA Review Bilateral Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10582&SEO=cuban-institutions-and-iaea-review-bilateral-cooperation Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Dazhu Yang, Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will visit the Agency of Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies (AENTA), as part of his official visit to Cuba. Senators Demand to Reverse Energy Reform in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10580&SEO=senators-demand-to-reverse-energy-reform-in-mexico Mexico, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The energy reform, adopted by the Mexican government, failed to keep the promises to bring light and fuel prices down, opposition senators said. Brazil: First Seminar on Desalination and Water Reuse http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10579&SEO=brazil-first-seminar-on-desalination-and-water-reuse Brasilia, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) In the midst of the very serious water shortage facing by most of the cities in the northeast of the country, Brazil will hold the First National Symposium on Desalination and Reuse of the Vital Liquid. Francophone Week in Cuba Celebrates Belgian Film and Cartoons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10578&SEO=francophone-week-in-cuba-celebrates-belgian-film-and-cartoons Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) In an eloquent demonstration on cultural and linguistic diversity, the Belgian program for the celebrations for Francophone Week in Cuba stood out for its association with cinema and comic strips. Two Commanders of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10576&SEO=two-commanders-of-the-pakistani-taliban-killed-by-us-drones 19 de marzo de 2017, 11:04Islamabad, Mar 19 (Prensa Latinos) Two commanders of the outlaw radical organization Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in an attack by a US dron in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, reported the media today. Congolese People to Verify their Electoral Register from April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10575&SEO=congolese-people-to-verify-their-electoral-register-from-april Kinshasa, March 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Corneille Nangaa, stated that Congolese nationals will have the chance of verifying their personal data from the second half of April. Latinos Celebrations in US Suspended In front of Government Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10574&SEO=latinos-celebrations-in-us-suspended-in-front-of-government-policies Washington, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Carnival of Puebla, a celebration of Latin American culture in the North American city of Philadelphia, was decided to cancel this year in front of the current concerns today about the government''s migration policies. World Baseball Classic, the Moment of Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10573&SEO=world-baseball-classic-the-moment-of-truth San Diego, United States, March 19 (Prensa Latina) Out of the WBC 16 teams only four of them have gotten through the semifinals one day before the so-called moment of truth. Nepal Calls to Speed up Reconstruction of Heritage Works http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10572&SEO=nepal-calls-to-speed-up-reconstruction-of-heritage-works Katmandu, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The National Authority for Reconstruction (NRA) urged the government of Nepal to recover historical and archaeological monuments damaged by an earthquake in 2015, whose process is now in limbo due to lack of funds and specialized labor. Venezuela Creates Web page Against OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10570&SEO=venezuela-creates-web-page-against-oas-secretary-general Caracas, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan social movements have created a website in which a document can be signed in rejection to the actions that the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, is promoting today against this country. EU Commissioner Highlights the Information Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10571&SEO=eu-commissioner-highlights-the-information-exchange Rome, March 19 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Security Commissioner Julian King highlighted the importance of the information exchange between member countries of the regional body to combat terrorism. French Airport Back to Normalcy after Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10569&SEO=french-airport-back-to-normalcy-after-attack Paris, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Paris-Orly airport returned to normal today after an attack perpetrated by a man who assaulted a soldier and was finally shot dead by police officers a few hours ago. Islamic Regret UN report withdrawal on Israel Apartheid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10568&SEO=islamic-regret-un-report-withdrawal-on-israel-apartheid Riyadh, March 19 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) deeply regretted that the UN decided to withdraw a report which - objectively - accounted for the reality of Israeli-taken policies of occupation, oppression, settlements and apartheid against Palestine-born people. USA and China to Further Strengthen Two-Way Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10567&SEO=usa-and-china-to-further-strengthen-two-way-ties Beijing, March 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson agreed to establish a booming cooperation relationship for both nations. Cuba Develops Program to Preserve Endemic Palm Tree http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10566&SEO=cuba-develops-program-to-preserve-endemic-palm-tree Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) A program to preserve the Copernicia fallaencis, a an endangered palm tree that is endemic to the region, is being developed in this central Cuban province. Philippines, Myanmar to Boost Ties during President Duterte's Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10565&SEO=philippines-myanmar-to-boost-ties-during-president-dutertes-visit Naypyidaw, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will kick off an official visit to Myanmar on Sunday to strengthen bilateral relations, an issue that he will discuss with his counterpart, Htin Kyaw, and other officials. Cuban Tobacco, Rum among Attractions at Trade Fair in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10564&SEO=cuban-tobacco-rum-among-attractions-at-trade-fair-in-panama Panama, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of the new purito Cohíba Short and the tasting of the best Cuban rums stands out today among Cuba''s main attractions at the upcoming International Trade Fair Expocomer 2017. Iran Calls for UN Action to Prevent Further Israeli Attacks on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10563&SEO=iran-calls-for-un-action-to-prevent-further-israeli-attacks-on-syria Tehran, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Saturday described as a flagrant aggression against Syria the recent air bombing by Israeli, and demanded that the United Nations exercise all its authority to prevent the repetition of actions that violate regional peace and security. French Orly Airport Paralyzed after Attempted Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10562&SEO=french-orly-airport-paralyzed-after-attempted-attack Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The French airport of Orly, located 14 kilometers south of this capital, is now shut down after an attempted attack by a man who stole a gun from a soldier and then was shot down by agents. Strong Rejection of Foreign Attack against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10561&SEO=strong-rejection-of-foreign-attack-against-venezuela Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan political and social sectors have expressed a strong rejection this week of the request by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro to enforce the Democratic Charter of that bloc against this South American nation. Lebanese Army Raids Village on Syrian Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10560&SEO=lebanese-army-raids-village-on-syrian-border Beirut, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Army and intelligence officers from Lebanon stormed the village of Al-Qasr, in the northeastern region of Hermel, on the Syrian border, as part of raids to detain undocumented people and alleged terrorists. Cuba Attends Paris Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10559&SEO=cuba-attends-paris-tourism-fair 18 de marzo de 2017, 10:46Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, as a guest country, is participating on Saturday in the World Tourism Day in Paris, which will give greater visibility to the tourist options from the Caribbean nation. Venezuelan Parties Renew Membership http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10558&SEO=venezuelan-parties-renew-membership 18 de marzo de 2017, 10:41Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Several Venezuelan parties will continue the renewal of their membership today and tomorrow before the National Electoral Council (CNE) with a view to future elections in the country. Francophonie Week Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10557&SEO=francophonie-week-starts-in-cuba Havana, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) French-speaking countries around the world are taking part in a one-week event dedicated to this cultural legacy, and Cuba''s program highlights diversity within the group. Authentic Cuba Campaign in Azerbaijan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10556&SEO=authentic-cuba-campaign-in-azerbaijan Baku, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Cuba''s tourist options started on Saturday here with the presentation on social networks of ''Authentic Cuba'', a communications strategy boosted by the Cuban Embassy in this country. Syria: Armed Extremists Leave Neighborhood in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10555&SEO=syria-armed-extremists-leave-neighborhood-in-homs 18 de marzo de 2017, 09:10Damascus, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The first group of armed extremists and their families started their evacuation from the neighborhood of Al Waer, the last section of the Syrian city of Homs that they occupied, authorities in that central province confirmed on Saturday. Their departure, after intense negotiations, involves the movement of more than 1,500 people to the northeastern region of Aleppo under the supervision of the Red Crescent and the military police of Syria and Russia. National Cuba Solidarity Meeting Opens in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10554&SEO=national-cuba-solidarity-meeting-opens-in-mexico 18 de marzo de 2017, 08:59Mexico, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd National Cuba Solidarity Meeting will open on Saturday at the Workers'' University in this capital to renew actions to support the Caribbean island and against the U.S. blockade. Iranian Capital to Host Upcoming Peace Talks on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10553&SEO=iranian-capital-to-host-upcoming-peace-talks-on-syria 18 de marzo de 2017, 04:21Tehran, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from Iran, Russia and Turkey, main participants in the Astana talks to find a peaceful settlement in Syria, will meet again in this capital on April 18th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today. Special Olympiad: Cuba to Seek the Gold on Floor Hockey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10552&SEO=special-olympiad-cuba-to-seek-the-gold-on-floor-hockey Vienna, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban male team of floor hockey -also called ''roller skate hockey'' or ''roller hockey''- will try to repeat the win of the gold medal got in Japan in 2005 at the World Winter Special Olympiad Games. US Majority Rejects Immigrant Deportations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10551&SEO=us-majority-rejects-immigrant-deportations 18 de marzo de 2017, 00:16Washington, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Most of the US citizens prefers ways to grant legal status to undocumented immigrants over mass deportations, according to poll results published today. Teaching of Caribbean Musical Styles to Be Promoted in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10550&SEO=teaching-of-caribbean-musical-styles-to-be-promoted-in-venezuela 17 de marzo de 2017, 18:31Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro asserted today that the history and teaching of the Caribbean musical styles would be promoted in the country through the movement Corazon Salsero (in reference to to Salsa music). Venezuelan President Extends Validity for Bs. 100 Banknotes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10549&SEO=venezuelan-president-extends-validity-for-bs.-100-banknotes 17 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro adopted a decree under which he extended the validity and circulation of the Bs. 100 banknote till April 20. More than 250,000 People Displaced by Combats in Mosul, Says UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10548&SEO=more-than-250000-people-displaced-by-combats-in-mosul-says-un 17 de marzo de 2017, 18:17United Nations, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) estimated today at about 250,000 the number of people displaced from the Iraqi city of Mosul, from the beginning of the military operations in October to expell the Islamic State (IS) from that locality. UN Regional Official Resigns after Pressure for Criticizing Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10547&SEO=un-regional-official-resigns-after-pressure-for-criticizing-israel 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:54Beirut, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) UN Undersecretary-General Rima Khalaf announced today her resignation from her post, after being put under pressure to take back a report that accused Israel of imposing an ''apartheid regime'' on Palestinians. Nicaraguan Authorities Monitor Momotombo Volcano´s Eruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10546&SEO=nicaraguan-authorities-monitor-momotombo-volcanos-eruption 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:35Managua, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan government remains vigilant against signs of eruption in Momotombo volcano, located not far from the city of Leon, crater in which registered a dense gas emanation. Cuba and Dominica Highlight Widening of Bilateral Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10545&SEO=cuba-and-dominica-highlight-widening-of-bilateral-collaboration 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:34Roseau, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Cuba and Dominica highlighted the widening of the bilateral collaboration between them in different sectors. Canadians Trust More in Scientists and the Press http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10544&SEO=canadians-trust-more-in-scientists-and-the-press Ottawa, (Prensa Latina) Canadians trust much more in the scientific community or the communication media than in their own federal government, as revealed by a poll by Campaign Research published Friday. Trump Reiterates US Support To NATO in Meeting with Merkel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10543&SEO=trump-reiterates-us-support-to-nato-in-meeting-with-merkel 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:07Washington, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump reiterated his country''s support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Iran Reaches Agreement with Saudi Arabia on Pilgrimage to Mecca http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10542&SEO=iran-reaches-agreement-with-saudi-arabia-on-pilgrimage-to-mecca 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:06Tehran, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Iran confirmed today that it reached agreements with Saudi Arabia so that its Muslim citizens may come this year to the Hajj procession, which they were deprived in 2016 due to diplomatic disputes. Cristina Fernandez Calls for Clarifying News on Arrest Request http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10541&SEO=cristina-fernandez-calls-for-clarifying-news-on-arrest-request 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:04Buenos Aires, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentine former President Cristina Fernandez sent current President Mauricio Macri a letter in which she claims to publicly rectify information published on El Clarín newspaper, and some Spanish businessmen ask for arresting her. Cuba Strengthens Policy for Sportsmen Overseas Contracts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10540&SEO=cuba-strengthens-policy-for-sportsmen-overseas-contracts 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:48Havana, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The policy for hiring Cuban athletes in foreign leagues has been strengthened since 2013, according to Ramiro Domínguez, legal director of the National Sports Institute (Inder). Cuba Strengthens Policy for Sportsmen Overseas Contracts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10539&SEO=cuba-strengthens-policy-for-sportsmen-overseas-contracts 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:46Havana, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The policy for hiring Cuban athletes in foreign leagues has been strengthened since 2013, according to Ramiro Domínguez, legal director of the National Sports Institute (Inder). Bolivian Deputies Support Pro-Sea Outlet Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10538&SEO=bolivian-deputies-support-pro-sea-outlet-campaign 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:38La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) With the approval of a document establishing March 21 as memorable date for the history of Bolivia, the Chamber of Deputies supported today the nationwide media campaign in favor of a sea outlet. Cuban Experts Study Coca Leaf Properties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10537&SEO=cuban-experts-study-coca-leaf-properties 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:22La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Bolivia, Benigno Perez, informed today that Cuban experts, at the request of the Andean government, have conducted a research to inquire into the scientific properties of the coca leaf. European Commission Urges UK to Start Brexit Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10536&SEO=european-commission-urges-uk-to-start-brexit-process 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:40Brussels, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission ratified today its interest in enabling the United Kingdom to activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty as soon as possible, a first step to set the London exit of the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit. Bolivia Will Have Access to the Sea, Says Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10535&SEO=bolivia-will-have-access-to-the-sea-says-foreign-minister 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:36La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni is confident that his country will regain its sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean, snatched by Chile during the attack in 1879. Mexican Army Reports Attacks in Oaxaca http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10534&SEO=mexican-army-reports-attacks-in-oaxaca 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:34Mexico, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Military sources confirmed that a helicopter of the Army was attacked in an operation to destroy marijuana and poppy cultivations in the region of Triqui, Mexican state of Oaxaca. Cuba Gives Attention to Volleyball Players Arrested in Finland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10533&SEO=cuba-gives-attention-to-volleyball-players-arrested-in-finland 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:32Havana, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban volleyball players imprisoned in Finland are not abandoned, the Legal Director of the National Sports Institute (Inder), Ramiro Domínguez stated. Brazil, Paraguay and Chile Classify for World under 17 Soccer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10531&SEO=brazil-paraguay-and-chile-classify-for-world-under-17-soccer 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:19Santiago de Chile, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The teams from Brazil, Paraguay and Chile achieved their classification ticket for the World under 17 Soccer Cup in India, in October, after they beat Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela respectively. Venezuelan Minister Defends Peace and Solidarity at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10532&SEO=venezuelan-minister-defends-peace-and-solidarity-at-un 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:19United Nations, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of Women, Blanca Eekhout, called today to achieve a world with a predominance of peace and solidarity, instead of wars and domination postures. Beefed Up Taj Mahal's Security Due to Terrorist Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10530&SEO=beefed-up-taj-mahals-security-due-to-terrorist-threats 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:17New Delhi, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Indian authorities have strengthen the security around the Taj Mahal, the nation''s most famous monument, after receiving threats from a group linked to the Islamic state, police informed. Dance Contests and Composition to Liven up Danzon Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10529&SEO=dance-contests-and-composition-to-liven-up-danzon-forum-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Dance competition and composition contest will mark the 2nd International Danzon Dancers Meeting ‘Miguel Failde in Memoriam'', convened by the provincial directorate of Culture in Matanzas, from March 30th to April 2nd. Argentine Teachers Continue on Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10528&SEO=argentine-teachers-continue-on-strike Buenos Aires, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The teachers'' conflict in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, the country''s largest, is sharpened today with new teachers'' protests, while authorities and union leaders are still at odds and the classrooms continue empty. Costa Rican President Talks in USA on Fight vs. Drug Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10527&SEO=costa-rican-president-talks-in-usa-on-fight-vs.-drug-trafficking Washington, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica''s President, Luis Guillermo Solis, who is concluding today a five-day working visit to the United States, talked with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly, about the fight against drug trafficking. Half of Russians Willing to Live Under Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10525&SEO=half-of-russians-willing-to-live-under-sanctions Moscow, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Fifty-nine percent of Russians are willing to live under the regime of unilateral sanctions of the West, before changing in some way the foreign policy of his country with respect to Ukraine, revealed a poll in the capital today. Four other Israeli Spy Planes Fly over Lebanon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10524&SEO=four-other-israeli-spy-planes-fly-over-lebanon Beirut, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese Army complained that four Israeli military aircrafts overflew the Abbasieh region at low altitude on Friday, in the most recent episode of violation of national sovereignty by the Zionist state. Nobel Prize for Literature Derek Walcott Passed Away http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10523&SEO=nobel-prize-for-literature-derek-walcott-passed-away Castries, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature, Derek Walcott, reportedly passed away today here at the age of 87 after suffering from a long illness. MERCOSUR Meets in Uruguay to Address Demand from Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10522&SEO=mercosur-meets-in-uruguay-to-address-demand-from-venezuela Montevideo, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The third meeting of direct negotiations between the States Parties of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) is taking place today in this capital to continue the demand for the activation of the Protocol of Olives presented by Venezuela. OAS Will Fail in its Attack against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10521&SEO=oas-will-fail-in-its-attack-against-venezuela Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan former Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Charderton, said today that OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, will fail to impose the Democratic Charter on this South American nation. Russia, Cuba Sign Party Cooperation Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10520&SEO=russia-cuba-sign-party-cooperation-agreement Moscow, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist parties of Cuba and United Russia (UR) signed today a collaboration agreement on personnel training and working with the youth. Syria Shoots Down Israeli War Plane that Violated Airspace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10517&SEO=syria-shoots-down-israeli-war-plane-that-violated-airspace Damascus, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of Syria''s Army and Armed Forces announced today that one of four Israeli fighter planes that violated this country''s airspace over the central province of Homs was shot down. Peace in Colombia Will Take a Long Way, Expert Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10516&SEO=peace-in-colombia-will-take-a-long-way-expert-says Bogota, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle believes that implementing the peace agreements signed with the FARC-EP will be a long way due to the complexity of the reincorporation phase, Caracol Radio reported today. Bolivia Rejects OAS Report on Venezuelan Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10515&SEO=bolivia-rejects-oas-report-on-venezuelan-government La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Movement of Friendship with Venezuela has described today as illegitimate and disrespectful the report on the Venezuelan Government presented by Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. China's Direct Foreign Investment Up 9.2% in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10514&SEO=chinas-direct-foreign-investment-up-9.2-in-february Beijing, (Prensa Latina) China''s foreign direct investment (FDI) has risen 9.2% year on year to 58.6 billion yuan ($850 million USD) in February 2017, the Ministry of Commerce said today. Delegation of World Association of Chefs Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10512&SEO=delegation-of-world-association-of-chefs-visits-cuba Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) will visit Cuba next April to exchange with tourism and trade authorities, officials said. Storytellers from 12 Countries to Attend Cuban Int´l Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10511&SEO=storytellers-from-12-countries-to-attend-cuban-intal-festival Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Festival of Storytelling, March 20th to 26th, will be attended by storytellers from 12 countries, said today the organizing committee of the event. UNEP Estimates World Economic Benefit for Efficient Use of Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10510&SEO=unep-estimates-world-economic-benefit-for-efficient-use-of-resources Berlin, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The most efficient use of global natural resources could annually add up two trillion dollars to 2050 world economy, according to a research by a UN agency. Cuban Athletes Get Ready for Pan American Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10509&SEO=cuban-athletes-get-ready-for-pan-american-championship Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban junior World Championship medalist Maria Viera and another 7 Cuban racketball players are reinforcing their training in Cuba, to get ready to compete at the Pan American Championship in Costa Rica, from April 8 to 15. Putin Rebuffed Sanctions Against Russian Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10508&SEO=putin-rebuffed-sanctions-against-russian-banks Moscow, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin rebuffed Ukrainian sanctions against four Russian banks and the arrest of their corresponding executives. San Salvador Tightens Security in Historical Downtown after Shooting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10507&SEO=san-salvador-tightens-security-in-historical-downtown-after-shooting San Salvador, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The historical downtown of San Salvador resumed regular activities hours after the first violent event in this year, because killing, which had a daily rate, now is rarely seen in this site. Cuban Leadership in Disabled People Care Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10506&SEO=cuban-leadership-in-disabled-people-care-highlighted 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:45Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Latin American Net for Organizations for Disabled People and their Families (RIADIS), Ana Lucia Arellano, stated Thursday that Cuba is working for the empowering and welfare of disabled people. Cuban Presence at the Paris Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10505&SEO=cuban-presence-at-the-paris-tourism-fair 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:43By Luisa María González Bolivia is Free of Drug Cartels, Says Minister Romero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10504&SEO=bolivia-is-free-of-drug-cartels-says-minister-romero 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:36La Paz, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Minister of Government, Carlos Romero, affirmed today, during the VII Summit of Citizen Security, that the country is free of drug cartels. Colombian Politicians Praise Cuba´s Support in Post Conflict Stage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10503&SEO=colombian-politicians-praise-cubaas-support-in-post-conflict-stage 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:30Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer and former congresswoman Piedad Cordoba praised Cuba´s support for the Government and the FARC-EP, offering 1,000 scholarships to study medicine during the five coming years. Bolivian Deputy President Highlights Significance of Nationalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10502&SEO=bolivian-deputy-president-highlights-significance-of-nationalization 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:16La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian deputy President Alvaro Garcia Linera said today that the nationalization of the electricity company by the Government provides the population with a better service. Western Balkan Summit Ends with Good Wishes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10501&SEO=western-balkan-summit-ends-with-good-wishes 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:55Sarajevo, March 16 (PL) An inventory of good wishes for mutual cooperation as the only way to achieve the common goal of joining the European Union (EU) marks the final declaration of today''s summit of Western Balkans ministers. Cuban Discus World Champion Denia Caballero Reaches Minimum Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10500&SEO=cuban-discus-world-champion-denia-caballero-reaches-minimum-record 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:35Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female discus thrower and world champion in Beijing (China) in 2015, besides Olympic bronze medalist in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, reached her personal minimum record required to ensure her participation in the World Championship in London. UN Rebuffs Reinstatement of Death Penalty in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10499&SEO=un-rebuffs-reinstatement-of-death-penalty-in-philippines 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:34Manila, March 16 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights experts urged Philippine lawmakers to rebuff the reinstatement of death penalty as a punishment for crimes closely related to drug trafficking, according to the Philippine Star newspaper. COPPAL Questions Almagro Position http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10498&SEO=coppal-questions-almagro-position 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:32Santo Domingo, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPPPAL) questioned today the attitude of the OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro in relation with Venezuela. Venezuela Emphasizes its Commitment with Human Rights in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10496&SEO=venezuela-emphasizes-its-commitment-with-human-rights-in-the-un 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Geneva, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela emphasized in the United Nations its commitment to guarantee and protect the rights of the Venezuelan population, during the moment for the adoption of the Venezuelan report for its 2nd Universal Periodic Test at the United Nations Human Rights Council Thursday. UN: Cuba Shares Achievements and Experiences in Women's Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10495&SEO=un-cuba-shares-achievements-and-experiences-in-womens-progress 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:02United Nations, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s UN permanent representative, Anayansi Rodríguez, spoke today of the island''s achievements and experiences on women empowering, in the continuation here of the Commission for Legal and Social Condition of Women. Bolivia Protest Chile's Action against its Consulate in Antofagasta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10494&SEO=bolivia-protest-chiles-action-against-its-consulate-in-antofagasta 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:43La Paz, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia presented today a protest against Chile after the police demanded its consulate in Antofagasta to remove patriotic symbols placed on its property. Cuba Calls in UN for Women's Access to Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10493&SEO=cuba-calls-in-un-for-womens-access-to-education 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:39United Nations, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba championed in the United Nations the women´s access to quality education as a key tool for their empowerment. Haiti Has Prime Minister Lafontant Confirmed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10492&SEO=haiti-has-prime-minister-lafontant-confirmed 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:29Port-au-Prince, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) After a night marathon of 12 hours of discussions, the Haitian Senate finally confirmed today Jack Gy Lafontant as Prime Minister of the Government of President Jovenel Moise. Military Cooperation with Angola Stable, South African General Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10491&SEO=military-cooperation-with-angola-stable-south-african-general-says 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:02Luanda, March 16 (Prensa Latina) The head of the South African National Defense Force (SANDF), Gen. Solly Zacarías Shoke, described the military cooperation with Angola as stable. Canada Issues New Drone Restrictions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10490&SEO=canada-issues-new-drone-restrictions 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:00Ottawa, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced new restrictions on the use of unmammned air vehicles or drones, forbidding their use at less than 9 kilometers from airports and in places where there are a lot of people. Russia Denies Any Involvement with Cyber Attack to Yahoo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10489&SEO=russia-denies-any-involvement-with-cyber-attack-to-yahoo 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:47Moscow, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected today the existence of any link between the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the cyber attacks against Yahoo or any other US server. Malaria Has Not Expanded in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10488&SEO=malaria-has-not-expanded-in-south-africa 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:44Pretoria, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Malaria cases that have been reported in parts of the country''s northern provinces do not represent an expansion in the malaria transmission areas in South Africa, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) have asserted. Iran Brands Israel as the World's Biggest Nuclear Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10487&SEO=iran-brands-israel-as-the-worlds-biggest-nuclear-threat 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:12Beirut, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif branded today Israel as the biggest nuclear threat to the Middle East and the world and denounced that with Saudi Arabia it tried to prevent the atomic agreement of 2015. Putin Calls for International Effort against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10486&SEO=putin-calls-for-international-effort-against-terrorism 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:07Moscow, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has advocated today for an international effort against terrorism and rejected some attempts to destabilize a world order based on respect for international law, sovereignty and diversity of the nations. Union for Peace Founded in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10485&SEO=union-for-peace-founded-in-colombia 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:04Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Colombian politicians, artists, businessmen and academicians have founded Union for Peace, an initiative aimed at promoting the implementation of the agreement between the Government and the FARC-EP. Peru Readies Armed Forces to Deal with Rain Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10484&SEO=peru-readies-armed-forces-to-deal-with-rain-emergency 16 de marzo de 2017, 13:54Lima, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Peru''s Armed Forces and Police are on alert today to help the population on emergency tasks due to floods and landslides caused by torrential rains that affect several regions of this Andean country. Trump Cuts Environment Funds to Increase Defense Expending http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10483&SEO=trump-cuts-environment-funds-to-increase-defense-expending 16 de marzo de 2017, 13:29Washington, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) In its first budget proposal, of 1.1 trillion dollars, the Trump Administration is cutting funds for environmental protection and other programs to augment appropriations to Defense. Bioceanic Corridor to Develop Railway Industry in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10482&SEO=bioceanic-corridor-to-develop-railway-industry-in-bolivia 16 de marzo de 2017, 13:24La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The construction of a bioceanic rail corridor to link the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans across South America will help develop the railway industry in Bolivia, Public Works Minister Milton Claros said today. Lack of Rainfall Worsens Drought in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10481&SEO=lack-of-rainfall-worsens-drought-in-cuba 16 de marzo de 2017, 12:56Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban dams accumulates about 42 percent of their total capacity, a situation that tends to worsen due to lack of rainfall, the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH) has warned. Rarefied Climate in Summit of Western Balkans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10480&SEO=rarefied-climate-in-summit-of-western-balkans 16 de marzo de 2017, 11:55By Roberto Molina Hernández French President Brands Explosion at IMF as an Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10479&SEO=french-president-brands-explosion-at-imf-as-an-attack Paris, March 16 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande branded today the explosion of a letter bomb at the International Monetary Fund''s headquarters in Paris that caused injuries to an employee as an attack. Viña del Mar Opens to Free Trade in the Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10478&SEO=vina-del-mar-opens-to-free-trade-in-the-pacific By Fausto Triana Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Names may vary, but the will to find ways leading to free trade and against protectionism dominated the venue of the Pacific in this city, with 14 convinced actors and the United States in doubt. Lat Am Students Will Honor Che on 50th Anniversary of his Murder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10477&SEO=lat-am-students-will-honor-che-on-50th-anniversary-of-his-murder Buenos Aires, March 16 (Prensa Latina) The general secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Students Organization (OCLAE), which brings together 38 federations from 24 countries, agreed to reissue a caravan on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Ernesto Che Guevara. China and Saudi Arabia Sign 14 Cooperation Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10476&SEO=china-and-saudi-arabia-sign-14-cooperation-agreements 16 de marzo de 2017, 10:00Beijing, March 16 (Prensa Latina) China and Saudi Arabia have signed 14 cooperation agreements as part of a visit by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the country''s deputy foreign minister Zhang Ming informed today. Cuba Begins Celebration for 50th Anniversary of Cuban Nephrology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10475&SEO=cuba-begins-celebration-for-50th-anniversary-of-cuban-nephrology Havana, (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Nephrology Institute (INEF) is celebrating from today to Saturday, March 18th, its 50th anniversary, with workshops and refresher courses for professionals of this medical specialty. China, Vietnam Agree to Develop Military Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10474&SEO=china-vietnam-agree-to-develop-military-ties Beijing, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) China''s National Defense Minister, Chang Wanquan, and Vietnam''s People''s Army commander, Pham Hoai Nam, have agreed to develop relationships between their armies, official sources reported here. Trudeau Defends Support for Foreigners in the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10473&SEO=trudeau-defends-support-for-foreigners-in-the-usa Washington, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recalled the need today to support foreigners during the performance of a musical at a theater in Broadway, New York. Brazilian Government Launches Privatization Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10472&SEO=brazilian-government-launches-privatization-program Brasilia, March 16 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government is launching a comprehensive privatization program with the concession of four airports in which it expects to invest 6.613 billion reais (more than two billion dollars). Russia to Defend its Boycotted Banks in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10471&SEO=russia-to-defend-its-boycotted-banks-in-ukraine Moscow, March 16 (Prensa Latina) We will defend our banking institutions by all means in the face of the violation of international law committed in Ukraine with the boycott of Sberbank subsidiaries, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov. Cuba Offers Colombia 1,000 Scholarships to Study Medicine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10470&SEO=cuba-offers-colombia-1000-scholarships-to-study-medicine Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Colombia, Jose Luis Ponce, has informed that his country will grant the Colombian government and the FARC-EP a fund of 1,000 scholarships to study medicine in the island in the coming five years. Cuba Debates on Rights of People with Disability in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10469&SEO=cuba-debates-on-rights-of-people-with-disability-in-latin-america Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS) is discussing today the rights of these people in the region and the world. Venezuela to Respond to Attacks by OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10468&SEO=venezuela-to-respond-to-attacks-by-oas-secretary-general Caracas, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that Venezuela will respond politically and diplomatically to attacks against the South American nation by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). Attractive Eastern Cuban City to be Venue of FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10467&SEO=attractive-eastern-cuban-city-to-be-venue-of-fitcuba-2017 Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Holguin, Cuban attractive Eastern city will be venue to the 37th International Fair of Tourism, FITCuba with well-kept hotels and natural and urban significant landscapes, highlighted sources of the sector. Expo Aladi Will Open Bolivia to the World, says FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10466&SEO=expo-aladi-will-open-bolivia-to-the-world-says-fm 16 de marzo de 2017, 04:35La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The fair of the Latin American Integration Association (Expo Aladi) will be a window of Bolivia open to tghe world, declared the Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni, when referring to the event destined to strengthen regional trade. Cuba Makes Strides on Cancer Treatment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10464&SEO=cuba-makes-strides-on-cancer-treatment Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) New cases of cancer, the second cause of death in Cuba, continue to rise, although the disease''s mortality rates are beginning to stabilize somewhat, the Head of Cancer Control Program, Teresa Romero, told Prensa Latina. Swaziland to Host Southern Africa Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10463&SEO=swaziland-to-host-southern-africa-summit Pretoria, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s - President Jacob Zuma will on Friday undertake a working visit to the Kingdom of Swaziland to attend the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government. Cuba to Host Pan American Women's Volleyball Cup Under 18 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10462&SEO=cuba-to-host-pan-american-womens-volleyball-cup-under-18 La Habana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) A total of 10 teams will take part in the female under 18 Pan American Cup of volleyball in Cuba, from March 28 to April 2 as stated by the Cuban Volleyball Federation. Increase of Irregular Immigration Waves in Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10461&SEO=increase-of-irregular-immigration-waves-in-europe 16 de marzo de 2017, 00:22Warsaw, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Over 10,900 irregular immigrants, mostly stemming from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, arrived in Europe, a 46 percent from the previous month, the European Border Agency (Frontex) informed. Last Film by Orson Welles to be Concluded and Restored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10460&SEO=last-film-by-orson-welles-to-be-concluded-and-restored Los Angeles, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) ''The other side of the wind'', unfinished film by famous director and scriptwriter Orson Welles will be restored and completed by Netflix, said today the media. European Commission Suggests Tightening Control on New Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10459&SEO=european-commission-suggests-tightening-control-on-new-drugs 16 de marzo de 2017, 00:18Brussels, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) suggested tightening control on new drugs as part of the plan of measures against drugs for the period 2017-2020. Bolivia and Cuba Highlighted for Highest Percent of Women in Parliame http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10458&SEO=bolivia-and-cuba-highlighted-for-highest-percent-of-women-in-parliame United Nations, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia and Cuba are the second and third countries, respectively, with highest percent of women in their Parliaments, according to a world political map issued here by the UN-Women and the Inter-parliamentarian Union (IPU). Somalian Pirates Demand Ransom for Hijacked Ship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10457&SEO=somalian-pirates-demand-ransom-for-hijacked-ship 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:46Mogadishu, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Hijackers of the oil tanker Aris 13 demanded a ransom to release the ship, but they keep holding the crew hostage, European Union (EU) sources reported today. French Government to Close Grande-Synthe Migrant Camp http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10456&SEO=french-government-to-close-grande-synthe-migrant-camp 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:14Paris, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) France announced today its intention to dismantle the Grande-Synthe migrant camp, located in the northern region of the country, where about 1,500 undocumented persons still remain. Food Insecurity Threatens 17 Million of Yemeni People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10455&SEO=food-insecurity-threatens-17-million-of-yemeni-people 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:10United Nations, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) UN agencies and its humanitarian affiliates warned today that 17 million people in Yemen were threatened by a severe food insecurity. Peru: Mayor of Lima vs. Pan American Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10454&SEO=peru-mayor-of-lima-vs.-pan-american-games 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:09Lima, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Luis Castaneda, conservative mayor of Lima, stated today his refusal to hold Pan American Games 2019, surrounded by the polemic triggered by opposing companies and politicians. Arab Women Condemned Trump's Immigration Veto http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10453&SEO=arab-women-condemned-trumps-immigration-veto 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:08United Nations, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Activists, participating in the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), condemned the immigration veto imposed by US President Donald Trump, a measure affecting the annual forum. German Prosecution Investigates Gas Emissions in Audi Cars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10452&SEO=german-prosecution-investigates-gas-emissions-in-audi-cars 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:05Berlin, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) German prosecution searched today the two biggest Audi automobile manufacturing plants in the European country due to an alleged link with a scandal of pollutant gas emissions. Pacific Pretends to Revolutionize Trade in Chilean Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10451&SEO=pacific-pretends-to-revolutionize-trade-in-chilean-meeting 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:01By Fausto Triana More Than 400,000 Books Sold at International Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10450&SEO=more-than-400000-books-sold-at-international-book-fair 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:58Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Book Institute (ICL) Juan Rodriguez confirmed Wednesday that the 26th International Book Fair opened on February 9 in this capital, has sold more than 400,000 books. Venezuela Wins LatAm Best Stand at Moscow Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10449&SEO=venezuela-wins-latam-best-stand-at-moscow-tourism-fair 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:27Moscow, Mar 15 (Perensda Latina) The media outlets specializing on the 2017 International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MIIT), granted today the award to the best Latin American stand to the Venezuelan delegation. Immigration Officials Denies Lilian Tintori´s Entry into Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10448&SEO=immigration-officials-denies-lilian-tintorias-entry-into-ecuador 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:26Quito, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian immigration officials prevented Venezuelan Lilian Tintori from entering into Ecuador by using a tourist passport. She accepted her plan on proselytizing in favor of the opposition candidate for the presidency. Colombia Creates Solidarity Parliamentary Group with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10447&SEO=colombia-creates-solidarity-parliamentary-group-with-cuba 15 de marzo de 2017, 16:50Bogota, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Chamber of Representatives (Chamber of Deputies) created a parliamentary group called Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba, with the presence of the vicepresident of the Colombian legislative institution, Miguel Angel Pinto, and the Cuban Ambassador to Bogota, Jose luis Ponce. Guatemalan President Seeks Immunity from Fire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10446&SEO=guatemalan-president-seeks-immunity-from-fire 15 de marzo de 2017, 16:03Guatemala, March 15 (Prensa Latina) The Dignity Convergence Group confirmed has today filed a legal complaint to withdraw the immunity of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales for torture, extrajudicial execution, abuse of authority and breach of duties. Cuba for Empowering of Disabled People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10445&SEO=cuba-for-empowering-of-disabled-people 15 de marzo de 2017, 15:51Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Organizations and experts in the topic of the rights of the people with physical or mental disability defended here the need of empowering this population group in the world. Thousand Brazilians to Protest Against Michel Temer Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10444&SEO=thousand-brazilians-to-protest-against-michel-temer-reforms 15 de marzo de 2017, 15:36Brasilia, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets today to protest against the President Michel Temer´s labor and social security reforms. Most Swedish Express Rejection towards Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10442&SEO=most-swedish-express-rejection-towards-donald-trump Stockholm, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The 80 percent of Swedish citizens, expresses their rejection towards US President Donald Trump, according to a survey published by radio station Swedish Radio Wednesday. Glaucoma Found in Two Million Mexicans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10441&SEO=glaucoma-found-in-two-million-mexicans Mexico, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Approximately two million Mexicans suffer today from glaucoma, the first cause of loss of vision in the country, warned the Minister of Public Health of Mexico City, Armando Ahued. OAS Secretary Charged with Leading Venezuela's Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10440&SEO=oas-secretary-charged-with-leading-venezuelas-right Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister, has accused the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro of leading the most extremist sectors of the Venezuelan right-wing to hamper the democratic stability of Venezuela. South Africa's Gov't Implementing Sex Workers' HIV Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10439&SEO=south-africas-govt-implementing-sex-workers-hiv-plan Pretoria, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Government is pushing ahead a National Sex Workers Plan aimed at winning the fight against new HIV infections, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told MPs who sit at the Council of Provinces. Bolivia to Request Int'l Court of Justice to Send Observers to Silala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10438&SEO=bolivia-to-request-intl-court-of-justice-to-send-observers-to-silala La Paz, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is planning today to request the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in the Hague, to send experts to the Silala springs, originated in its territory and the scene of a dispute with Chile. US Chain Walmart to Increase Investment in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10437&SEO=us-chain-walmart-to-increase-investment-in-mexico Mexico, March 15 (Prensa Latina) US supermarket chain Walmart will invest 17 billion pesos (867 million dollars) in Mexico this year, which represents 19 percent more than the amount invested in 2016, the company reported today. Mexico Calls for Free Trade in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10436&SEO=mexico-calls-for-free-trade-in-vina-del-mar Viña del Mar, Chile, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico tacitly acknowledged today at a meeting in Viña del Mar, Chile, that measures being applied by the US new administration is forcing it to look towards Asia and the Pacific for new markets and trade. Bolivia Assumes Presidency of CAF Board http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10435&SEO=bolivia-assumes-presidency-of-caf-board La Paz, March 15 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Economy and Public Finance of Bolivia, Luis Arce, will serve for a year as President of the Board of Directors of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) of the Development Bank for Latin America, the Government has reported today. Right-Wing Dutch Leader Insists on Referendum vs. EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10434&SEO=right-wing-dutch-leader-insists-on-referendum-vs.-eu The Hague, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Right-wing Dutch leader, Geert Wilders, has declared today after voting in the legislative elections that if he wins, he will promote a referendum for his country to leave the European Union (EU), similar to the British Brexit. President Santos' Campaign Money Questioned http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10433&SEO=president-santos-campaign-money-questioned Bogotá, March 15 (Prensa Latina) The coordinator of Veedurías sin Fronteras (Observers without Borders), Pablo Bustos, asked the Colombian prosecutor''s office to sanction those involved in irregular publicity financing during the Santos Presidente 2010 campaign, BluRadio confirmed today. Damascus Bombing Kills more than 30 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10432&SEO=damascus-bombing-kills-more-than-30 Damascus, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics stated that more than 30 people have been killed in a terrorist attack carried out today at the premises of the Palace of Justice, in Damascus. Hoteles Mision Plans Expansion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10431&SEO=hoteles-mision-plans-expansion-in-cuba By Jorge Petinaud Martinez, Special Correspondent Iraqi Prime Minister Considers Imminent End of Battle for Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10430&SEO=iraqi-prime-minister-considers-imminent-end-of-battle-for-mosul Baghdad, March 15 (Prensa Latina) i said that the operation to free Mosul was in ''its last stage,'' while government troops tighten today the siege of Islamic State (IS) terrorists in that city. Pakistan Begins its First Census in 19 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10429&SEO=pakistan-begins-its-first-census-in-19-years Islamabad, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani government began today its sixth national census, the first in 19 years, with the aim of updating the population database and its main features. Brazil Lives National Mobilization Day against Temer Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10428&SEO=brazil-lives-national-mobilization-day-against-temer-reforms Brasilia, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will live today a National Day of Mobilization and Paralysis against the proposed labor and social security reforms by which popular movements and central trade unions describe as Michel Temer''s ''illegitimate government.'' Strengthening National Identities Is Necessary, Spanish Expert Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10427&SEO=strengthening-national-identities-is-necessary-spanish-expert-says By Claudia Dupeiron Garcia Latin Americans Claim in Cuba Empowerment of People with Disabilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10426&SEO=latin-americans-claim-in-cuba-empowerment-of-people-with-disabilities Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of People with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), taking place here today, claim the empowerment of this population segment into society. Venezuela Rejects OAS Intervention Report http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10425&SEO=venezuela-rejects-oas-intervention-report Caracas, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro repudiated the report on the nation presented by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, that ''ignores the institutional processes and principles of the organization.'' France: Accord for Restoration of Cuban Arch of Triumph Signed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10424&SEO=france-accord-for-restoration-of-cuban-arch-of-triumph-signed Paris, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cooperation association (CubaCop) and the UFM-CGT trade union have signed an agreement in France for the restoration of the Arch of Triumph of the city of Cienfuegos, located in the central region of the Caribbean country, diplomatic sources said today. Andean Parliament to Analyze Antidrug Fight in Peruvian Meetin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10423&SEO=andean-parliament-to-analyze-antidrug-fight-in-peruvian-meetin Lima, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The struggle against the drug traffcking will be the central point of the discussions at the 49 Ordinary SEssion Period of the Andean Parliament in Lime, Peru, from March 22 to 24. Cuba to Participate in Tourism Fair in Lisbon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10422&SEO=cuba-to-participate-in-tourism-fair-in-lisbon Havana, March 15 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation will attend the 28th edition of the BTL 2017 International Tourism Fair, from March 15 to 19 in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Brazilian Patients Prefer Cuban Doctors, Says Health Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10421&SEO=brazilian-patients-prefer-cuban-doctors-says-health-minister Brasilia, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros admitted that Brazilian patients prefer Cuban doctors in the More Doctors health program to national doctors, and he attributed this preference to their proven dedication to work. Mexico Foresees New Asia-Pacific Trade Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10420&SEO=mexico-foresees-new-asia-pacific-trade-opportunities Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Mexico said today to expect new trade opportunities for the Asia-Pacific countries, in the first day of a top-level meeting in this city. UN Says Plan for Colombian Guerrilla Disarmament in May Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10419&SEO=un-says-plan-for-colombian-guerrilla-disarmament-in-may-continues Bogota, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The head of the UN Mission for Colombia, Juan Arnault, asserted today the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) keep the promise of of finishing the disarmament of that guerrilla movement by the end of May. Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting Starts in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10418&SEO=venezuela-cuba-enterprise-meeting-starts-in-caracas Caracas, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Since Tuesday and until Friday, Caracas is the host of the Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting, wanting to strengthen bilateral trade and foster the economic agenda of Venezuela. Brasilian Former President Lula Denounces Being Victim of Massacre http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10417&SEO=brasilian-former-president-lula-denounces-being-victim-of-massacre Brasilia, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva denounced today that he was a victim of a (judicial) massacre and denied any participation in a supposed attempt of hindering the investigations in the anti-corruption operation Lava Jato. Bolivian Vicepresident Highlights Solidarity with Sea Demand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10416&SEO=bolivian-vicepresident-highlights-solidarity-with-sea-demand La Paz, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vicepresident Alvaro Garcia Linera assured Tuesday that the solidarity and the rules of international justice constitute the best ways to recuperate the Bolivian sovereign exit to open sea to the Pacific Ocean. Europe: 481 Migrants Die in Transit to Italy in 72 Days http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10415&SEO=europe-481-migrants-die-in-transit-to-italy-in-72-days Geneva, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) In the first 72 days of this year, 481 illegal migrants died the middle of the central zone of the Mediterranean Sea, leading from North Africa to Italy, said an official report Tuesday. Cuba Reaffirms Commitment to Inclusive Policies for Disabled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10414&SEO=cuba-reaffirms-commitment-to-inclusive-policies-for-disabled Havana, Mar 14 (PL) Cuba will work for the inclusion of all people in order to build a society in which the fundamental principle is equity, said the official of the Cuban Labour and Social Security Ministry (MTSS) Joe Magin Hernandez today. Carlos Marti Grateful for Performance of Cuban Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10413&SEO=carlos-marti-grateful-for-performance-of-cuban-players Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Despite being defeated 8-5 Cuban baseball team manager to the 4th World Baseball Classic Carlos Marti was grateful for the performance of his players during the match against Japan early Tuesday morning (early evening in Asia) and was sorry for the the error that defined the match in favor of the Japanese team. Delay in US Congress to Debate Trade with Cuba Decried http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10412&SEO=delay-in-us-congress-to-debate-trade-with-cuba-decried Washington, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Republican representative for Kentucky James Comer lamented today the slow pace of US Congress to move towards allowing trade with Cuba and lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade that Washington has been enforcing against the island for over 50 years. USA Begins Surprise Attack Maneuver Against DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10411&SEO=usa-begins-surprise-attack-maneuver-against-dprk Pyongyang, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States and South Korea are making dangerous movements amidst the active stage of their nuclear drills against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), reported the government. Cuba and Finland Sign Agreement on Aeronautical Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10410&SEO=cuba-and-finland-sign-agreement-on-aeronautical-services Havana, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Cuba and Finland signed an agreement on Air Services today to grant permits and rights to Finnish airlines, which will increase the arrival of European visitors to the island. Turkey Criticizes EU for Protecting the Netherlands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10409&SEO=turkey-criticizes-eu-for-protecting-the-netherlands Ankara, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu responded today to the support expressed by the EU for the Netherlands with a tough statement that worsens the diplomatic crisis between Ankara and The Hague. Santos Welcomes Approval of Special Jurisdiction for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10408&SEO=santos-welcomes-approval-of-special-jurisdiction-for-peace Bogota, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed today the approval in Congress of the bill that will create the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), considered the backbone of the agreement with the FARC-EP. Panama's Expanded Canal Increases Traffic, Recovers Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10407&SEO=panamas-expanded-canal-increases-traffic-recovers-market Panama, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Nearly a thousand neopanamax ships have been traveling through the extension of the Panama Canal since its opening on June last year until today, reported the administrator of the inter-oceanic way, Jorge Luis Quijano. Ecuador: Ruling Alianza Pais Candidate Favors Presidential Debate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10406&SEO=ecuador-ruling-alianza-pais-candidate-favors-presidential-debate Quito, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The candidate for Ecuador''s ruling ''Alianza País'' movement, Lenin Moreno, has agreed to participate in a Presidential Debate proposed by the Teachers'' Network. Intense Diplomatic Activity in Pacific Dialogue in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10405&SEO=intense-diplomatic-activity-in-pacific-dialogue-in-chile By Fausto Triana Almost 52% of Costa Ricans Favors Work by President Solis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10404&SEO=almost-52-of-costa-ricans-favors-work-by-president-solis San Jose, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Some 51.8% of Costa Ricans has a favorable opinion about the work of President Luis Guillermo Solis, according to a survey by ‘Demoscopia: Investigacion y Analisis'' released today. Panama Orders Immigration and Enforces Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10403&SEO=panama-orders-immigration-and-enforces-law Panama, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The recent signing of a memorandum of understanding with Cuba to specify the deportations of its nationals and the decision to strictly make foreigners to comply with Panama''s immigration law are now a political turn of Panama. USA Criticizes Attempt to Separate Undocumented Parents, Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10402&SEO=usa-criticizes-attempt-to-separate-undocumented-parents-children Washington, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) About 25 US Democrats Congressmen rejected today the proposal analyzed by the Department of Homeland Security to separate children and parents when they are detained for migrating without documents. Conflict in Syria, the Worst Human Tragedy in Decades http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10401&SEO=conflict-in-syria-the-worst-human-tragedy-in-decades United Nations, March 14 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad al-Hussein described today the conflict in Syria as the worst man-made disaster since World War II (1939-1945). At an event at United Nations headquarters in Geneva, the official accused the warring parties of serious human rights violations and called for an end to them. USA to Seek 50 Percent Cuts in Funding for UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10400&SEO=usa-to-seek-50-percent-cuts-in-funding-for-un Washington, March 13 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump is seeking to cut 50 percent of his country''s funding for United Nations programs, says local media. Ultranationalists Block Banks and Gov't Agencies in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10399&SEO=ultranationalists-block-banks-and-govt-agencies-in-ukraine Kiev, March 14 (Prensa Latina)Ultranationalist groups blocked today access to the branch of the Russian bank Sberbank in the capital, while they occupied the administrative building in the western region of Volinsk. Russia Warns on New Accusation of Interference in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10398&SEO=russia-warns-on-new-accusation-of-interference-in-usa Moscow, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia has warned today of a new attempt to blame this country with an alleged intrusion into the US electoral and political process with the release of a CNN report on President Vladimir Putin. Japan Warns against Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10397&SEO=japan-warns-against-protectionism Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister, Taro Aso, has expressed his concern today over protectionism and stated that the world economy should be kept open. Zimbabwe with Highest Teenage Fertility Rates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10396&SEO=zimbabwe-with-highest-teenage-fertility-rates 14 de marzo de 2017, 08:51Harare, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Zimbabwe currently has the highest teenage fertility rate in the sub-Saharan Africa, according to a national study. Cuba Hosts Meeting of Lat Am Network of People with Disability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10395&SEO=cuba-hosts-meeting-of-lat-am-network-of-people-with-disability Havana, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from Latin America, Spain, Canada and the United States are participating today in the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), based for the first time in Cuba. Pressure on Justice for Fire Victims Increases in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10394&SEO=pressure-on-justice-for-fire-victims-increases-in-guatemala Guatemala, March 14 (Prensa Latina) International pressure on justice for girls victims of the fire in the state-run home Virgen de la Asunción is growing today, while protests demanding President Jimmy Morales''s resignation continue in Guatemala. Putin and Trump Could Meet at Hamburg G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10393&SEO=putin-and-trump-could-meet-at-hamburg-g-20-summit Moscow, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin and his United States peer, Donald Trump, could meet next July at the Summit of the Group of 20 (G-20) in Hamburg, the Kremlin indicated. Canadian Prime Minister´s Immigration Policy Criticized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10392&SEO=canadian-prime-ministeras-immigration-policy-criticized Ottawa, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The immigration policies carried out by Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has been criticized by the public opinion given the increased amount of immigrants coming from the United States across the mutual border. Somali Army is Capable of Fighting Rebels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10391&SEO=somali-army-is-capable-of-fighting-rebels 14 de marzo de 2017, 00:24Mogadishu, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The African Union Mission in Somali (Amison), after a decade of presence, has been harping on the most favorable conditions, the Somali National Army (ANS) will fight the insurgent Al Shabaab group. National Geographic: Ecuador among the Most Biodiverse Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10390&SEO=national-geographic-ecuador-among-the-most-biodiverse-countries Quito, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador is today one of the 10 nations with greater biodiversity as a report revealed by the specialized magazine National Geographic said. Nine Countries to take Part in Giraldilla Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10389&SEO=nine-countries-to-take-part-in-giraldilla-tournament Havana, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Badminton Federation confirmed the participation of 9 countries to the 18th International Giraldilla Tournament, from March 23 to 26 in this capital. Environmental Festival Devoted to Preserve Havana Bay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10388&SEO=environmental-festival-devoted-to-preserve-havana-bay Havana, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Community coordinators and promoters of environmental protection will organize a festival in this capital that would , start on March 24, devoted to the preservation of Havana Bay, considered a strategic ecosystem in the Caribbean. Meeting in Viña del Mar Strives for Furthering Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10387&SEO=meeting-in-vina-del-mar-strives-for-furthering-free-trade Viña del Mar, Chile, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The meeting, that will be held by ministers and representatives of 15 nations Tuesday and Wednesday, will seek to foster free trade and to stop the global protectionist trends. Mexico Needs a New Educational Model, Says Peña Nieto http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10385&SEO=mexico-needs-a-new-educational-model-says-pena-nieto 13 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Mexico, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said that the national education system is exhausted, so he weighed up the new educational model presented today at the National Palace. Mexico needs the new generations to boast a better education, with more qualified teachers and a better pedagogical approach, he stated. Immigrants and Refugees On Hunger Strike in Hungary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10384&SEO=immigrants-and-refugees-on-hunger-strike-in-hungary 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:43Budapest, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Immigrants and refugees in Hungary went on a hunger strike to protest against mistreatment by authorities, as well as the inhuman situation in the shelter and the banned free movement across the country. Afghanistan with more than 26,000 Displaced in Three Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10383&SEO=afghanistan-with-more-than-26000-displaced-in-three-months 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:38Kabul, Mar 13 (PL) The war in Afghanistan forced 26,089 people to flee from their homes since the war began in 2017 and is expected that the pace of internal displacement increases, said today a report from the UN. EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia for Another Six Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10382&SEO=eu-extends-sanctions-against-russia-for-another-six-months 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:35Moscow, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian authorities smoothly received the decision taken by the Council of the European Union (EU) to extend its unilateral economic sanctions against this Eurasian nation for a further six months. New Film on King Kong Becomes Box-office Hit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10381&SEO=new-film-on-king-kong-becomes-box-office-hit 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:02Los Angeles, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) A new film on King Kong became a box-office hit in US movie theaters taking more than $61 million USD last weekend. CELAC Warns at UN about Obstacles for Women´s Empowerment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10380&SEO=celac-warns-at-un-about-obstacles-for-womenas-empowerment 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:00United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador, on behalf of the Community of Caribbean and Latin American States (Celac) warned today at the United Nations about the political, cultural and socioeconomic obstacles hindering the empowerment of women and girls. UN Reports 69,000 People Displaced by Combats in East of Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10379&SEO=un-reports-69000-people-displaced-by-combats-in-east-of-mosul 13 de marzo de 2017, 16:54United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 69,000 people left their homes in the eastern side of Mosul, as a result of the offensive by the Iraqi Army and its allies to expel the Islamic state (IS), the United Nations said today. G-77 Supports Women Victims of Poverty and Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10378&SEO=g-77-supports-women-victims-of-poverty-and-violence 13 de marzo de 2017, 16:31United Nations, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Group of 77 + China backed up women stricken by poverty, violence and inequality, at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Maria Sharapova to Come Back to Courts in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10377&SEO=maria-sharapova-to-come-back-to-courts-in-april 13 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Moscow, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina)Russian tennis female star Maria Sharapova will be able to return to the tennis courts starting from April 27, after a suspension period of 15 months. Colombian Senator Warns on Delay in Readying Area for Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10376&SEO=colombian-senator-warns-on-delay-in-readying-area-for-guerrillas Bogota, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda warned today about delays in the construction works for infrastructure and lack of drinkable water in one of the provisional areas where the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) will lay down their arms. President al-Assad's Top-Priority is Fighting Terrorism in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10375&SEO=president-al-assads-top-priority-is-fighting-terrorism-in-syria Damascus, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The priority is to eliminate terrorism and, therefore, it is a luxury now to speak about politics, the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad stressed in an interview to the western European media. A New Senate Bill to End US Blockade To Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10374&SEO=a-new-senate-bill-to-end-us-blockade-to-cuba Washington, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition celebrated that US Senator Jerry Moran introduced a bill in Congress to effectively lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington against Cuba. Main Mexican Rivers Strongly Contaminated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10373&SEO=main-mexican-rivers-strongly-contaminated 13 de marzo de 2017, 15:15Mexico, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Sixty percent of the 51 main rivers of Mexico are affected today by a strong contamination, according to the document Atlas of Water 2016 realized by the National Commission of Water (Conagua). Trump Policy Affects Canadian prime Ministers Plans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10372&SEO=trump-policy-affects-canadian-prime-ministers-plans Ottawa, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Policies of US President Donald Trump threaten to negatively impact Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s plans for economic inequality, according to an article in the Toronto Star newspaper. Bolivian Maritime Lawsuit Represents Justice and Truth, Says Evo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10371&SEO=bolivian-maritime-lawsuit-represents-justice-and-truth-says-evo La Paz, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales described today as fair and true the lawsuit by this country to recover its access to the Pacific Ocean, snatched by Chile after an attack in 1879. Four New Cases of Avian Flu in the Eastern Province of China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10370&SEO=four-new-cases-of-avian-flu-in-the-eastern-province-of-china Beijing, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Four new cases of the H7N9 avian flu strain in humans, including one deceased, were reported Monday in eastern China''s Jiangxi province. Peaceful Agreement Reached in Syria Homs City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10369&SEO=peaceful-agreement-reached-in-syria-homs-city Damascus, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the Syrian province of Homs, Talal Barazi, announced today that an agreement was reached to complete a third phase of reconciliation in the Al Waer neighborhood in the provincial capital. Russia, Cuba Analyzed Increasing Public Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10368&SEO=russia-cuba-analyzed-increasing-public-health-cooperation Moscow, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister of Public Health Marcia Cobas discussed cooperation in this area, including the introduction of Heberprot P in the country, with the Russian interim minister of that branch, Dimitri Kostennikov, diplomatic sources reported today. Britain Rejects Second Independence Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10367&SEO=britain-rejects-second-independence-referendum-in-scotland London, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The British government rejected today a new referendum on independence in Scotland, considering that it would cause division and great economic uncertainty in the country. Fernando Gaviria Edges Out Peter Sagan in Tirreno-Adriatico Stage Six http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10366&SEO=fernando-gaviria-edges-out-peter-sagan-in-tirreno-adriatico-stage-six Macerata, Italia, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) edged out Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the final road stage of Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 between Ascoli Piceno and Civitanova Marche. Mexico Repatriates 49 Cubans in Irregular Migratory Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10365&SEO=mexico-repatriates-49-cubans-in-irregular-migratory-situation 13 de marzo de 2017, 13:15Mexico, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican National Migration Institute (INM) reported that it had repatriated today 49 Cuban citizens that were in an irregular situation in the country. Berlin Airport Strikes Leads to 660 Flights Being Canceled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10364&SEO=berlin-airport-strikes-leads-to-660-flights-being-canceled Berlín, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Strikes at Berlin''s two airports, Berlín-Tegel and Berlín-Schönefeld caused 660 flights to be canceled today National Security on Agenda for Aussie Attorney-General on U.S. Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10363&SEO=national-security-on-agenda-for-aussie-attorney-general-on-u.s.-visit Canberra,March 13 (Prensa Latina) Australia''s Attorney-General George Brandis will discuss key aspects of national security cooperation when he meets with counterparts in the United States this week. US Nobel of Chemistry 2003 Joins the Academy of Sciences of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10362&SEO=us-nobel-of-chemistry-2003-joins-the-academy-of-sciences-of-cuba Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) US biologist and academic Peter Agre, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003, joined the corresponding member list of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC), local media reported today. A Million Teachers on Strike in Brazil Against Temer Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10361&SEO=a-million-teachers-on-strike-in-brazil-against-temer-reforms Brasilia, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) About one million professors and public education professionals in Brazil will start tomorroa a 10-dsay strike against the reform of social security promoted by President Michel Temer. French Justice starts Trial Against Carlos the Jackal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10360&SEO=french-justice-starts-trial-against-carlos-the-jackal París, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) French justice started today the trtial against Venezuelan Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos the Jackal, accused of being the author of an attack in Paris on 1974 that left two dead persons. French Ultraright Denies Negative Impact of Abandoning Euro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10359&SEO=french-ultraright-denies-negative-impact-of-abandoning-euro París, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The ultraright electoral candidate Marine Le Pen denied today the negative consequences of an eventual withdrawal of France from the Eurozone, when alerts grow worldwide on that possibility. Cubans with High Cognitive Level Have Lower Alzheimer's Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10358&SEO=cubans-with-high-cognitive-level-have-lower-alzheimers-risk Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Older Cuban adults with a pre-university level have 30 percent less risk from suffering Alzheimer''s disease, according to a study of more than 3,000 people, led by local specialists since 2003,local press publishes today. People with Disabilities Attend International Conference in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10357&SEO=people-with-disabilities-attend-international-conference-in-cuba Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 20 nations will attend as of tomorrow the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), hosted for the first time by Cuba. Fights Against Terrorists Near the Syrian Capital Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10356&SEO=fights-against-terrorists-near-the-syrian-capital-continues Damascus, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army has fought violent clashes against the terrorist groups of the former Al-Nousra Front in the Qaboun area, less than five kilometers east of Damascus, military sources said today. The Netherlands Warns its Citizens About Travel to Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10355&SEO=the-netherlands-warns-its-citizens-about-travel-to-turkey Ankara, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an alert today for citizens in Turkey to take security precautions. Bolivia is an Economic Phenomenon, Deputy Minister Endara Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10354&SEO=bolivia-is-an-economic-phenomenon-deputy-minister-endara-says La Paz, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is an economic phenomenon of worldwide reference for its growth and stability, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Integration of the South American nation, Clarems Endara. Scotland to Propose New Referendum on Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10353&SEO=scotland-to-propose-new-referendum-on-independence London, March 13 (Prensa Latina) First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon announced today that she will promote legislation to hold a new referendum on Scotland''s. independence between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019. Gran Hotel Manzana La Habana Shows a Long History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10352&SEO=gran-hotel-manzana-la-habana-shows-a-long-history Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, which will opened this month, according to official announcements, is showing today a long history linked to the trade and development of the Cuban capital. UN Expert Talks of Progress in Haiti, But Much Remains to Be Done Yet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10351&SEO=un-expert-talks-of-progress-in-haiti-but-much-remains-to-be-done-yet United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti, Gustavo Gallón, pointed out today that there is significant progress in the Caribbean country, but much remains to be done in socio- economic and politics. Colombian Senate to Final Debate on Transitional Justice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10350&SEO=colombian-senate-to-final-debate-on-transitional-justice Bogota, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Colombian senators resume today the analysis of the legislative project that will give life to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), considered the backbone of the agreement between the government and FARC-EP insurgents. Syria Denounces US-led Coalition Attack Against Civilians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10349&SEO=syria-denounces-us-led-coalition-attack-against-civilians Damascus, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Syria denounced the deaths of 19 civilians in areas of the province of Raqqa by bombings of the International Coalition that the United States leads, according to information published today in Damascus. Governor of Bank of Italy Warns on European Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10348&SEO=governor-of-bank-of-italy-warns-on-european-risks Rome, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, has warned here today that 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the risk of political paralysis in Europe has never been so high. Migrants Choose to Stay in Mexico Due to Trump's Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10347&SEO=migrants-choose-to-stay-in-mexico-due-to-trumps-policies Mexico, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Haitian and African migrants have opted today to stay in Mexico facing the xenophobic policies by U.S. President Donald Trump. Primary Results Confirm Electoral Trend in Honduras http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10346&SEO=primary-results-confirm-electoral-trend-in-honduras Tegucigalpa, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The first official results of the primaries held in Honduras today show the electoral trend that would happen in the general elections of November, once the presidential candidates of the main political parties are defined. Vietnam and Cuba Boost Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10345&SEO=vietnam-and-cuba-boost-health-cooperation Hanoi, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Health Minister, Marcia Cobas, has began today a visit to Vietnam, focused on promoting cooperation in this field. UNICEF ​​Denounces Impact of Conflict on Syrian Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10344&SEO=unicef-aadenounces-impact-of-conflict-on-syrian-children United Nations, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian conflict left an unprecedented impact on children, in the sixth year of hostilities, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Pope Francis will bring Colombia a Message of Reconcilliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10343&SEO=pope-francis-will-bring-colombia-a-message-of-reconcilliation Bogotá, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Monsignor Fabio Suescun assured today that in his pastoral visit to Colombia, pope Francis will convey a message of reconcilliation, opportunity when he will speak both to victims of the long conflicto as toi some of its actors or responsibles. UK Works on Alternative Plan for Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10342&SEO=uk-works-on-alternative-plan-for-brexit London, 13 March (Prensa Latina) The British government is preparing an alternative plan to counteract likely failures in negotiations for the departure of the European Union (EU), the so-called Brexit, announced Minister David Davis. Spanish Foreign Minister Begins First Visit to Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10341&SEO=spanish-foreign-minister-begins-first-visit-to-latin-america Madrid, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Alfonso Dastis, minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, begins today in Peru his first visit to Latin America, which includes also Mexico. Cuba to Host Film Festival to Celebrate Francophone Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10340&SEO=cuba-to-host-film-festival-to-celebrate-francophone-culture Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban capital will host a cycle of French-speaking cinema from March 18 to 26, as part of a varied program that is being prepared today to celebrate the legacy of that culture. Air Transport in Brazil Prepares Enactment of New Rules http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10339&SEO=air-transport-in-brazil-prepares-enactment-of-new-rules Brasilia, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The tariff for dispatched luggage by passengerts is among the new rules for air transportation that will start to work from next Tuesday 14th in Brazil. UN Condemns Lethal Double Terrorist Attack in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10338&SEO=un-condemns-lethal-double-terrorist-attack-in-damascus United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, condemned a double terrorist attack that killed nearly 50 unarmed civilians in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday. Modi reinforces his Image in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10337&SEO=modi-reinforces-his-image-in-india By Roberto Castellanos Fernandez New Delhi, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The electoral marathon in five Indian states had a clear winner, Prime MinisteNarendra Modi who came out strengthened for the general elections of 2019 and consolidated his position as main figure of national politics. Republican Project will Affect Trump Voters, Warns Daily http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10336&SEO=republican-project-will-affect-trump-voters-warns-daily Washington, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Voters who led President Donald Trump to victory will be among the most affected by the Republican legislative project to substitute the Obamacarte, according to a study published by Los Angeles Times. Largest Stalagmite in the World Taken 3D Picture in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10335&SEO=largest-stalagmite-in-the-world-taken-3d-picture-in-cuba Cienfuegos, Cuba, March 12 (Prensa Latina) The stalagmite in the cave Martin Infierno, considered the largest in the world, was taken a 3D picture for the first time, said the latest edition of the online version of the newspaper 5 de Septiembre. France Appeals for Calm given Tensions between Turkey and EU Countrie http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10334&SEO=france-appeals-for-calm-given-tensions-between-turkey-and-eu-countrie Paris, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault appealed for calm and responsibility given the tensions prevailing between Turkey and some countries of the European Union (EU). UN Warns of Humanitarian Impact of Israeli Colonization in Palestine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10333&SEO=un-warns-of-humanitarian-impact-of-israeli-colonization-in-palestine United Nations,Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The establishment and expansion of Israeli settlements are a source of vulnerability in the Palestinian population, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. Cuba Celebrates International Day of Glaucoma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10332&SEO=cuba-celebrates-international-day-of-glaucoma Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Seeking to raise awareness on progressive eye diseases and the importance of an early detection, Cuban health institutions celebrate today the International Day of Glaucoma, second cause for blindness. Russia Denounces that Latvia Denied Visit to Military Facilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10331&SEO=russia-denounces-that-latvia-denied-visit-to-military-facilities Moscow, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian ministry of Defense (Mindef) denounced today that Latvia denied the visit to military facilities that this country had previously requested to be closely monitored, describing them as a threat for its security. Binational Tribe in Resistance against Trump Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10330&SEO=binational-tribe-in-resistance-against-trump-wall Mexico, March 12 (Prensa Latina) The binational tribe Tohono O''odham (people of the desert), declared a resistance against the wall that President Donald Trump intends to raise on the US-Mexico border, transcended today. U.S. Congress Asks Trump for Evidence of Wire Tapping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10329&SEO=u.s.-congress-asks-trump-for-evidence-of-wire-tapping Washington, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Intelligence Committee of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress asked Donald Trump''s administration to present evidence of alleged telephone tapping during the election campaign, published today local media. Panamanian People Outraged at Corruption in Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10328&SEO=panamanian-people-outraged-at-corruption-in-parliament Panama, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian society is outraged at the alleged corruption network in the Parliament, veiled in donations to needy people, according to a journalistic investigation by the newspaper La Prensa. Pope Francis Expresses Solidarity with the People of Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10327&SEO=pope-francis-expresses-solidarity-with-the-people-of-guatemala Rome, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today expressed solidarity with the people of Guatemala, affected by the tragedy resulting of the fire at the state shelter Virgen de la Asunción, with dozens of girls dead and wounded. Honduras Holds Primary Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10326&SEO=honduras-holds-primary-elections Tegucigalpa, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) About 5.8 million Hondurans are called to vote today in the primary elections held by the country''s three main political parties, with a view to the general elections next November. Le Pen, Macron Lead Voting Intention Towards Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10325&SEO=le-pen-macron-lead-voting-intention-towards-elections-in-france Paris, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Extreme right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are widely in control of voting intentions for the first round of elections in France, according to a research released today. The Latest Attack in Damascus Kills 44 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10324&SEO=the-latest-attack-in-damascus-kills-44 Damascus, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The final balance of the victims of a recent bombing in Damascus reached 44 dead and 127 wounded, according to the authorities reports in this capital. Unesco Highlights Qatar's Effort to Preserve World Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10323&SEO=unesco-highlights-qatars-effort-to-preserve-world-heritage Doha, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bukova today highlighted Qatar''s efforts to preserve the world heritage by supporting the organization''s initiatives in areas exposed to natural disasters or wars. Drum Festival Tributes Cuban Rumba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10322&SEO=drum-festival-tributes-cuban-rumba Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to great performers of the Cuban rumba, intangible heritage of humanity, the 16th International Drum Festival, Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam concludes today. Cuba Expanding Maritime Leisure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10321&SEO=cuba-expanding-maritime-leisure Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) An ever increasing number of visitors from all over the world are attracted to Cuba‘s pristine marine environment for excursions, diving, fishing and other marine related activities, and the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) is working to meet the increasing demand. Cuba Faced With Worst Drought in 115 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10320&SEO=cuba-faced-with-worst-drought-in-115-years Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The negative impact of a severe drought Cuba is undergoing not only affects animal and human water consumption but is now directly affecting food security. Mass Grave with Hundreds of IS-Executed People Found in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10319&SEO=mass-grave-with-hundreds-of-is-executed-people-found-in-iraq 11 de marzo de 2017, 15:39Baghdad, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Shiite militia members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (People''s Mobilization) reported today the find, near Mosul, of a mass grave with the remains of people killed by the Islamic State (IS). Bolivia Says to Trust The Hague to Solve Maritime Dispute http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10318&SEO=bolivia-says-to-trust-the-hague-to-solve-maritime-dispute La Paz, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today he trusted the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to solve the dispute with Chile for sovereign access to the sea. Chile Leads SouthAm Under-17 Soccer Worldl Qualifier http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10317&SEO=chile-leads-southam-under-17-soccer-worldl-qualifier Santiago de Chile, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile is leading the South American Under-17 Football Championship, just a step ahead of the Soccer World Championship in India this year, after beating Colombia 1-0, while Brazil, the runner-up, crushed Venezuela 4-0. CARICOM Assesses Risks for Small Island Economies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10316&SEO=caricom-assesses-risks-for-small-island-economies Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) said the effects of climate change and migratory problems worsen the panorama in the sub-region, amid increasing global threats. Bolivian President Praises His Country's Anti-Drug Battle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10315&SEO=bolivian-president-praises-his-countrys-anti-drug-battle 11 de marzo de 2017, 13:29La Paz, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stated today that his country''s method to fight drugs is highly valued and respected throughout the world and has been acknowledged by the United Nations and the European Union. Cuba Using Efficient Irrigation to Cope With Severe Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10314&SEO=cuba-using-efficient-irrigation-to-cope-with-severe-drought 11 de marzo de 2017, 13:27Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is increasing the use of more efficient irrigation techniques to cope with the severe drought that is affecting 70% of its territory, said Saturday an official of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH, in Spanish). Syria Seizes Turkish License-Plated Truck with Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10313&SEO=syria-seizes-turkish-license-plated-truck-with-weapons 11 de marzo de 2017, 12:26Damascus, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities reportedly intercepted today a truck Turkish license plate loaded with weapons with in the central Syrian province of Hama, around 210 kilometers from Damascus. Pesticides Cause 200,000 Deaths a Year, UN Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10312&SEO=pesticides-cause-200000-deaths-a-year-un-warns Geneva, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Countries around the world must augment controls over the use of pesticides for they are causing 200,000 deaths a year due to poisoning, UN experts have warned. Havana Holds 5th Cuba-Caricom Ministerial Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10311&SEO=havana-holds-5th-cuba-caricom-ministerial-meeting Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Havana is holding this Saturday the 5th Ministerial Meeting of Cuba and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to analyze ways with view to strengthening the regional bloc in the face of growing international challenges. Caricom-Cuba Meeting Today to Expand Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10310&SEO=caricom-cuba-meeting-today-to-expand-bilateral-ties Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) This Saturday will open the Fifth Meeting Caricom-Cuba to strengthen and expand bilateral links that allow member countries, united in dioversity, to face the great challenges imposed by the regional and international reality. British Ministers See Inevitable New Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10308&SEO=british-ministers-see-inevitable-new-referendum-in-scotland London, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) British ministers consider it inevitable the celebration of anew referéndum of independence in the autonomous region of Scotland, reported today The Financial Times. China to Start Manufacturing Streetcars Fueled by Hydrogen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10309&SEO=china-to-start-manufacturing-streetcars-fueled-by-hydrogen Beijing, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) China will start production of tramways fueled by hydrogen after signing an agreement with train manufacturer CRRC Qingdao Sifang, announced the company. Spanish FM to Travel to Peru and Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10307&SEO=spanish-fm-to-travel-to-peru-and-mexico-next-week Madrid, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will start next Monday in Peru his first visit to Latin Ameriuca that will also take him to Mexico. The media highlighted today that the tour of the head of Spanish diplomacy looks to reinforce the relation with the two countries in the political and economic level. Special Route Organized on Francophony Week in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10306&SEO=special-route-organized-on-francophony-week-in-havana Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Several institutions and museums with venue in this capital and coordinated with the Hispanoamerican Center of Culture organize a spwecial routwe for the Francophony Week scheduled for March 18 to 26. Cuba to Host Havana World Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10305&SEO=cuba-to-host-havana-world-music-festival Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 artists from a dozen countries will participate in the 4th edition of the Havana World Music Festival, starting March 23rd to 26th, organizers confirmed today. Russia Expects Definition of US Policy to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10304&SEO=russia-expects-definition-of-us-policy-to-syria 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:54Moscow, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia expects a definition of the US policy regarding the conflict in Syria, after the indecision shown by the administration of former President Barack Obama, said today the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajarova. Cuba Ratifies Commitment to Caribbean Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10303&SEO=cuba-ratifies-commitment-to-caribbean-unity 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:53Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez reaffirmed today in this capital his country''s willingness to continue supporting the integration efforts by the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). Lenin Moreno Kicks Off Election Campaign in Quito Neighborhoods http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10302&SEO=lenin-moreno-kicks-off-election-campaign-in-quito-neighborhoods 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:52Quito, March 10 (Prensa Latina) ''The only way to save Ecuador is with the poor´s vote,'' candidate Lenin Moreno stated, who started off his electoral campaign in some popular sectors of the capital. 'We will Receive the Pope with our Open Arms', Says Santos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10301&SEO=we-will-receive-the-pope-with-our-open-arms-says-santos 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:51Bogota, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos said today that Colombians will receive Pope Francis with their open hearts and arms, following the confirmation of his visit to this country. Guatemalan President Accepts Responsibility for Girls´ Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10300&SEO=guatemalan-president-accepts-responsibility-for-girlsa-death 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:50Guatemala, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales owned up to the State''s responsibility for the death of 37 girls at the Virgen de la Asuncion of San Jose Pinula state-run home where they were physically and sexually abused. Nicolás Maduro Increases Salary of Venezuelan Physicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10299&SEO=nicolas-maduro-increases-salary-of-venezuelan-physicians 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:45Caracas, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, during the central event on the occasion of the National Doctor´s Day, ordered the salary increase for all health professionals working in the country, Reconstruction of Important Gas Plant Starts in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10298&SEO=reconstruction-of-important-gas-plant-starts-in-syria 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:44Damascus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Ali Ghanem, Syrian Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources, announced Friday that teams of specialists and technicians, have started the reconstruction of the gas plant in Hayyan, central province of Homs, Syria. Another Minors Group Leaves Colombian Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10297&SEO=another-minors-group-leaves-colombian-guerrillas 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:43Bogota, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Another group of Colombian minors has left FARC-EP and was received by a humanitarian mission made up of delegates from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and representatives of social organizations. Russia Rejects Accusations of Violating Arms Control Treaties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10296&SEO=russia-rejects-accusations-of-violating-arms-control-treaties 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:16Moscow, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today accusations by the United States about supposed violation of the Treaty for the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles and on the contrary, suggested that Washington fulfilled with its engagements in that reference. Correa Highlights Rejection by Students of Opoosition Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10295&SEO=correa-highlights-rejection-by-students-of-opoosition-plan 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:14Quito, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, highlighted today the rejection by students of Guayaquil to the plan of presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso, of eliminating 14 tariffs, which will reduce the budget in education and public health. Syria Denounces New Attack Staged by Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10294&SEO=syria-denounces-new-attack-staged-by-turkey 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:12Damascus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Syria denounced today the new attacks staged by Turkish troops in the eastern region of the province of Aleppo in two different letters sent to the United Nations Security Council and the General Secretariat, respectively. Venezuela Wins Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10293&SEO=venezuela-wins-lawsuit-against-exxonmobil Caracas, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities welcomed the revocation of a decision taken by the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), which had ordered Venezuela to make a multi-million dollar payment to Exxon Mobil. Chile: Ministers Reiterate Support for Mexico Given US Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10292&SEO=chile-ministers-reiterate-support-for-mexico-given-us-measures 10 de marzo de 2017, 16:29Santiago de Chile, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Ministers of Finance from Colombia, Peru and Chile reiterated today their support for Mexico given the measures with economic and social impact implemented by the United States in recent days. Popular Culture and Tradition in FIL-2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10291&SEO=popular-culture-and-tradition-in-fil-2017 10 de marzo de 2017, 16:03Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of a book called ''El Decameron Cubano'' (The Cuban Decameron) about national popular culture and tradition opened the third day of the 26th edition of the International Book Fair (FIL-2017) in Matanzas. Mexican Politician File Demand to Regain Territories Annexed by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10290&SEO=mexican-politician-file-demand-to-regain-territories-annexed-by-usa Mexico, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Former Mexican presidential candidate Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and lawyer Guillermo Hadman filed a demand that seeks to annul the agreement by which Mexico was forced to give up more than 50 percent of its national territory to the United States. Potatoes Can Grow in Mars Like Conditions, Says a New NASA Experiment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10289&SEO=potatoes-can-grow-in-mars-like-conditions-says-a-new-nasa-experiment Washington, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The NASA-backed ''Potatoes on Mars'' project just grew tubers in Mars-like conditions. Simon Yates Moves into Podium Contention at Paris-Nice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10288&SEO=simon-yates-moves-into-podium-contention-at-paris-nice París, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Simon Yates (Orica Scott) took a resounding victory on stage 6 of Paris-Nice, with 193.5 kilometers between Aubagne and Fayence, with a long-range attack that saw him claw his way pack into contention for a podium spot. Raúl Rodríguez Won the Cuban National Cinema Prize 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10287&SEO=raul-rodriguez-won-the-cuban-national-cinema-prize-2017 La Habana,March 10 (Prensa Latina) Renown photographer Raúl Rodríguez won the National Cinema Prize 2017 for his proliphic work during more than 50 years in that sector confirmed the Cuabn Institute of Art and Cinema industry,ICAIC. Cuba Warns of Greater Economic Risks for the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10286&SEO=cuba-warns-of-greater-economic-risks-for-the-caribbean Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba warned today that the countries of the Caribbean basin are exposed to greater economic risks by increasing protectionism in trade and the development of exclusionary and repressive migration policies. Japan and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10285&SEO=japan-and-cuba-strengthen-trade-ties Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) An exchange of notes on two programs of Japan''s non-reimbursable financial assistance for Cuba has strengthened today trade ties between the two nations. UN Expert Warns Ukrainians of Chemical Disaster Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10284&SEO=un-expert-warns-ukrainians-of-chemical-disaster-risk United Nations, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Unless the fighting in eastern Ukraine is stopped and precautions are taken to secure industrial facilities in the area, the armed conflict could lead to a catastrophic chemical disaster, an independent United Nations human rights expert today warned. Care for Cuban Nature Promoted at Orchid Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10283&SEO=care-for-cuban-nature-promoted-at-orchid-festival Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Scholars and collectors of Cuban plants promote today the care of nature on the second day of activities of the Orchid Festival held in this capital. Colombian Guerrilla Ready to Comply with Disarmament Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10282&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ready-to-comply-with-disarmament-plan Bogota, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Carlos Lozada, said today the guerrillas are ready to comply with the disarmament plan, which would end in May, despite delays in the prepararation of transitional points and zones. Venezuela to Help in Reconstruction of Bridge Damaged by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10281&SEO=venezuela-to-help-in-reconstruction-of-bridge-damaged-by-matthew Baracoa, Cuba, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With the cooperation of Venezuela, the reconstruction of the bridge over the Toa River in Cuba''s far East that was devastated by Hurricane Matthew last October will begin. U.S. Congress to Discuss Bill Against Sending Troops to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10280&SEO=u.s.-congress-to-discuss-bill-against-sending-troops-to-syria Washington, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Democrat U.S. Congress member Barbara Lee introduced today a bill of law to block the deployment of land troops to Syruia, after the arrival to that country of a contingent of the Marine Infantry Corps (USMC). Cuba Urges to Revitalize the Caribbean Association http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10279&SEO=cuba-urges-to-revitalize-the-caribbean-association 10 de marzo de 2017, 11:08Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez today urged member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) to promote the revitalization of this group to consolidate a more dynamic and functional mechanism. Anti-Russian Campaign Continues despite WikiLeaks Revelations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10278&SEO=anti-russian-campaign-continues-despite-wikileaks-revelations 10 de marzo de 2017, 10:47Moscow, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The media campaign against Russia will continue, despite WikiLeaks revelations about the cyber espionage of a department of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Foreign Ministry denounced today. Turkish Artillery Attacks Kill Eight Syrian Soldiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10277&SEO=turkish-artillery-attacks-kill-eight-syrian-soldiers Damascus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) At least eight Syrian soldiers were killed by the Turkish Artillery against the city of Manbij and the Kurdish-Arab units had handed over to government forces just 24 hours ago, military sources reported today. Poverty in Argentina Surged to 32.9 Percent in the Last Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10276&SEO=poverty-in-argentina-surged-to-32.9-percent-in-the-last-year Buenos Aires, March 10 (Prensa Latina) In the last year, poverty surged to 32.9 percent in this southern nation, affecting 1.5 million more people, according to a report from the Catholic University''s Social Debt Observatory. UN Discuses Measures Against sexual Abuses in Peacekeeping Missions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10275&SEO=un-discuses-measures-against-sexual-abuses-in-peacekeeping-missions 10 de marzo de 2017, 10:21United Nations, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly discusses today actions to prevent and fight against sexual abuse committed by members of peacekeeping missions, deployed or not under the organization banner. Cuban Pres. Attends Opening of Caribbean Ministers Meeting in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10274&SEO=cuban-pres.-attends-opening-of-caribbean-ministers-meeting-in-havana 10 de marzo de 2017, 10:14Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro has attended the opening session of the 22nd Meeting of the Council of Caribbean Ministers, summoned in Havana this Friday to look into ways to strengthen the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). US Press Criticizes Head of Environmental Agency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10273&SEO=us-press-criticizes-head-of-environmental-agency Washington, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The statements by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director, Scott Pruitt, in which he denies that carbon dioxide is the main contributor to global warming, is generating criticism in U.S. press today. People of Guatemala Raise their Voice Due to Death of Girls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10272&SEO=people-of-guatemala-raise-their-voice-due-to-death-of-girls Guatemala, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The people of Guatemala have raised their voices against President Jimmy Morales, now for the deaths of 34 girls in a fire at the state-run Virgen de la Asunción care center, and demanded his resignation. World Celebrates 141 Years of First Phone Call http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10271&SEO=world-celebrates-141-years-of-first-phone-call Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The world is celebrating today 141 years of the first successful telephone call made in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell in Boston. Campaign for Second Round of Presidential Elections in Ecuador Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10270&SEO=campaign-for-second-round-of-presidential-elections-in-ecuador-begins Quito, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The two candidates for the presidency of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno and Guillermo Lasso, begin today the electoral campaign that will allow them to attract votes in the face of the second round of elections, scheduled for April 2. Venezuelan People Ready to Resist, Says Ambassador Chaderton http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10269&SEO=venezuelan-people-ready-to-resist-says-ambassador-chaderton Caracas, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan people is prepared to face and resist any scenario of aggression, the Venezuelan former ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Chaderton said today. Cuba Advocates for Development to Balance Migration Flow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10268&SEO=cuba-advocates-for-development-to-balance-migration-flow Geneva, Mar 10 mar (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated today at the United Nations Office at Geneva to guarantee the full realization of the right to development in the world, which is a way to balance global migration flow. Caribbean Ministers Hold Meeting in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10267&SEO=caribbean-ministers-hold-meeting-in-havana Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Meeting of the Caribbean Council of Ministers opens here this Friday to look into ways to strengthen the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and review key regional issues. Love Letters Sent to Cuban Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10266&SEO=love-letters-sent-to-cuban-contest Sancti Spiritus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,400 letters have been sent to the International Contest Love Letters, organized by the Alternative Cultural Center Escribania Dollz, in this central province of Cuba. Fiagrop Fair Promotes Businesses in Cuban Food Distribution Se http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10265&SEO=fiagrop-fair-promotes-businesses-in-cuban-food-distribution-se Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International agricultural and food event Fiagrop 2017 will have among its main objectives to promote businesses and boost activities associated with this event, today its organizers said to the press. Islamic Organization Concerned about Drought in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10264&SEO=islamic-organization-concerned-about-drought-in-somalia Mogadishu, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called its country members and the rest of the international community to increase aid to people currently affected by drought in Somalia. Week on French Culture in Havana to Celebrate Diversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10263&SEO=week-on-french-culture-in-havana-to-celebrate-diversity Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With a week to celebrate French culture, from March 18th to 26th, Cuba joins this international initiative to highlight this fruitful and varied culture, said sources here. Mexican Army to Remain in the Streets to Fight Organized Crime http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10262&SEO=mexican-army-to-remain-in-the-streets-to-fight-organized-crime 09 de marzo de 2017, 18:21Mexico, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) National Defense Secretary Salvador Cienfuegos asserted today that the Army would remain in the streets, because it was a demand by the citizenry, faced with the negative impact of criminal groups. US Business Leaders Show Business Interest with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10261&SEO=us-business-leaders-show-business-interest-with-cuba 09 de marzo de 2017, 18:20Washington, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Business leaders from different US states voiced their interest in strengthening business ties with Cuba and searching out Cuban business openings. Support in Ecuador to Presidential Candidate Moreno Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10260&SEO=support-in-ecuador-to-presidential-candidate-moreno-increases 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:51Quito, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The Fuerza Compromiso Social Movement joined today the political organizations that support Lenin Moreno, Ecuadorian vice president and presidential candidate for the Government Alianza PAIS Movement. Venezuela Regrets Bias in UN High Commissioner´s Action http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10259&SEO=venezuela-regrets-bias-in-un-high-commissioneras-action 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:50Geneva, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero, championed Venezuela´s position on respect for human rights and deplored the biases on the issue in the High Commissioner''s action. UN Boosts New Measures against Sexual Abuse by Blue Helmets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10258&SEO=un-boosts-new-measures-against-sexual-abuse-by-blue-helmets 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:36United Nations, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Antonio Guterres, secretary general of the United Nations, launched today a new strategy to handle the sexual abuse and exploitation perpetrated by blue helmets, an initiative that includes prevention and harsh response to the scourge. Filipino President Assesses Implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10257&SEO=filipino-president-assesses-implementation-of-martial-law-in-mindanao 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:29Manila, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said today that he is assessing the implementation of the martial law in the southern island of Mindanao, seeking to halt the terrorist groups operating in the region. Coca Law Debate with EU Representatives in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10256&SEO=coca-law-debate-with-eu-representatives-in-bolivia 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:16La Paz, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the European Union (EU) in Bolivia were acquainted of the new Coca Law which lays down a maximum of 22,000 hectares (ha) for growing, Bolivian Government Minister Carlos Romero stated. Cuba Committed to Shared-Development with Caribbean Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10255&SEO=cuba-committed-to-shared-development-with-caribbean-countries 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:15Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba favors shared development with the Caribbean countries, said today Deborah Rivas, director-general of Foreign Investment from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment. At Least 60 Dead People by Ethnic Clashes in Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10254&SEO=at-least-60-dead-people-by-ethnic-clashes-in-nigeria 09 de marzo de 2017, 16:42Abuja, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Clashes in the south-west of Nigeria between Muslim shepherds and Christian farmers caused the death to 60 persons and numerous injured people, reported the government Thursday. US Marines Arrive in Syria to Join Anti-IS War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10253&SEO=us-marines-arrive-in-syria-to-join-anti-is-war 09 de marzo de 2017, 16:28Washington, March 9 (Prensa Latina) The deployment of US Marine Corps units in Syria is marking a new escalation in the anti-IS war in that region, as reported by The Washington Post. Cuba Boosts Trade with Caribbean Countries Through New Accords http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10252&SEO=cuba-boosts-trade-with-caribbean-countries-through-new-accords 09 de marzo de 2017, 16:05Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Seventy percent of the Cuban trade in the region answers to relations with members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and negotiations to favor those links are currently in progress, sources of the sector reported today. Santiago de Cuba Applies Variants because of Drought Worsening http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10251&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-applies-variants-because-of-drought-worsening 09 de marzo de 2017, 16:01Santiago de Cuba, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) A conducting line over a kilometer long, leading way on a popular avenue in this Cuban eastern city, is the most visible sign for the preparations and measures because of the intensification of droughts. Lenin Moreno Leads the Voting Intentions in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10250&SEO=lenin-moreno-leads-the-voting-intentions-in-ecuador 09 de marzo de 2017, 15:15Quito, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Official candidate for the presidency of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, is leading today the voting intention and beating out his rival Guillermo Lasso, for April 2´s poll, according to a survey. Cuban Cooperation with Botswana Unquestionable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10249&SEO=cuban-cooperation-with-botswana-unquestionable 09 de marzo de 2017, 15:07Gaborone, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The importance of the collaboration Cuba offers countries of the world, precisely, to African countries, is now unquestionable, said Tsaone Swaabow Thapelo, a former Botswanian student in Cuba. Good Cruise Season in Cuba Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10248&SEO=good-cruise-season-in-cuba-predicted 09 de marzo de 2017, 14:50Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Viajes Cuba Business Group President Jose Manuel Bisbe predicted today a good cruise season for Cuba during the coming months. Paris-Nice: Greipel Rockets to Stage 5 Sprint Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10247&SEO=paris-nice-greipel-rockets-to-stage-5-sprint-win 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:31París, March 9 (Prensa Latina) André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) claimed victory in Thursday''s fifth stage of Paris-Nice, sprinting to victory ahead of Arnaud Démare (FDJ) and Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo). Turkey to Use National Currency in its Transactions Abroad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10246&SEO=turkey-to-use-national-currency-in-its-transactions-abroad 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:16Ankara, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will force its companies to use its national currency,the lira, in commercial operations with countries with a free trade agreement, announced Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci today. Julian Assange Says Leaks Show CIA 'Devastating Incompetence' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10245&SEO=julian-assange-says-leaks-show-cia-devastating-incompetence 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:15London,March 9 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the CIA of ''devastating incompetence'' for failing to protect its hacking secrets and said he would work with tech companies to develop fixes for them. Terrorist Attacks Injure Six in Damascus, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10244&SEO=terrorist-attacks-injure-six-in-damascus-syria 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:50Damascus, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) At least six people were injured and material damage caused by terror attacks on the suburbs of Barzeh and Harasta in Damascus, according to sources in the Syrian capital. US Norwegian Cruise Company Starts Operations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10243&SEO=us-norwegian-cruise-company-starts-operations-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has started operations in Cuba with the arrival of more than 1,000 passengers from Florida, the United States, where the company has its operating base. Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams Team for Female Syrian Refugee Drama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10242&SEO=steven-spielberg-jj-abrams-team-for-female-syrian-refugee-drama Los Ángeles,March 9 (Prensa Latina) Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams are teaming up to produce a film based on the harrowing real-life story of a Syrian refugee, Putin Denounces Terrorists Tactics to Promote Suicide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10241&SEO=putin-denounces-terrorists-tactics-to-promote-suicide Moscow, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has denounced today new tactics by criminal and terrorist elements to promote on Internet the suicide among adolescents with a difficult social situation. Air Europa Reiterates its Commitment to the Cuban Tourism Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10240&SEO=air-europa-reiterates-its-commitment-to-the-cuban-tourism-destination 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:22Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Air Europa airline reiterated its commitment to the Cuban destination with the incorporation to its operations from Spain to this capital of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most modern aircraft in the world. FIFA Reminds US About World Cup Obligations Amid Travel Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10239&SEO=fifa-reminds-us-about-world-cup-obligations-amid-travel-ban London, March 9 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino reminded the United States today that they would have to guarantee full access to the country for players, officials and supporters if they bid for the 2026 World Cup. One Soldier Killed and 13 Wounded in Nigerian North http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10238&SEO=one-soldier-killed-and-13-wounded-in-nigerian-north 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:03Abuja, March 9 (Prensa Latina) A soldier was killed and 13 were injured in recent anti-terrorist operations in northeastern Nigeria, Army spokesman Brigadier General Sani Usman confirmed today. Emmanuel Macron Leads Voting Intention Towards Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10237&SEO=emmanuel-macron-leads-voting-intention-towards-elections-in-france Paris, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron gains ground for the elections in France by placing himself at the forefront of voting intentions, displacing right-wing Marine Le Pen, according to a survey released today. 'Godfather' Stars to Celebrate Movie's 45th Anniversary at Tribeca http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10236&SEO=godfather-stars-to-celebrate-movies-45th-anniversary-at-tribeca Los Ángeles,Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Robert De Niro announced today that surviving Godfather cast members will reunite for a special event at this year''s Tribeca Film Festival. Havana to Host Ministerial Meeting of Caribbean Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10235&SEO=havana-to-host-ministerial-meeting-of-caribbean-countries Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are examining today at the technical level the topics that will be discussed this Friday at the 12th ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of that regional mechanism. Nearly 150,000 Russians Return Home, Majority From EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10234&SEO=nearly-150000-russians-return-home-majority-from-eu 09 de marzo de 2017, 11:46Moscow, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 150,000 Russians returned to their country in 2016, one third of them for political reasons, amid the intense campaign against this country unleashed in Western nations, especially in the European Union (EU) , noted the media in the capital today. Italian Minister Says Migratory Crisis Threatens European Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10233&SEO=italian-minister-says-migratory-crisis-threatens-european-unity Rome, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said that the migration phenomenon is a threat to European unity, in an interview published today by Corriere della Sera newspaper. Education Workers in a New General Strike in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10232&SEO=education-workers-in-a-new-general-strike-in-spain Madrid, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Trade Unions, students and parents in Spain began today a general strike to demand the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy reversion of budget cuts and abolition of the controversial education law. National Orchid Festival Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10231&SEO=national-orchid-festival-begins-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The fifth National Orchid Festival has started here today with the participation of institutions, collectors, researchers and those interested in this variety of plants. Controversy in the PRD Due to Support to López Obrador's Candidacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10230&SEO=controversy-in-the-prd-due-to-support-to-lopez-obradors-candidacy Mexico, March 9 (Prensa Latina) The Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) could support the presidential candidacy of Manuel López Obrador, of the National Regeneration Movement, but the decision is controversial in that group. Mexico Hosts Cuban Culture Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10229&SEO=mexico-hosts-cuban-culture-festival San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Cuban culture festival, Cubafest SMA, is hosting as of today in the main garden of the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato state, with a large exhibition of handicrafts, books and audiovisual presentations. China Criticizes Human Rights Situation in United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10228&SEO=china-criticizes-human-rights-situation-in-united-states Beijing, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) China released today a report on the human rights situation in the United States in response to reports from the United States. South Africa, Russia for Stronger Communication Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10227&SEO=south-africa-russia-for-stronger-communication-links Pretoria, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and Russia has committed to forging stronger communication relations through identifying areas of meaningful cooperation while looking into new opportunities for collaboration, especially in the context of the BRICS community. Bolivian President Calls for World People's Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10226&SEO=bolivian-president-calls-for-world-peoples-conference La Paz, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stressed today the importance of holding an international debate on the issue of migration by convening the World Peoples'' Conference, scheduled for next June. Popular Movements Have an Uneven Battle Ahead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10225&SEO=popular-movements-have-an-uneven-battle-ahead By Miguel Fernández Martínez Caracas, March 9 (Prensa Latina) The rightwing has 80 percent of the world's television and radio audience, and the press is in the hands of six large multi-media conglomerates, it is a tremendously unequal battle for popular movements, said Argentine intellectual Atilio Borón. German Bank to Fund Part of the Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10224&SEO=german-bank-to-fund-part-of-the-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) German Ambassador to Bolivia, Matthias Sonn, said here that the Development Bank of his country will finance part of the resources for the Central Bioceanic Rail Corridor (CFBC). Lavrov: US Used 'Traces' of Hackers to Blame Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10223&SEO=lavrov-us-used-traces-of-hackers-to-blame-russia Moscow, March 9 (Prensa Latina) US intelligence agencies keep ''traces'' of hackers from other countries and, as in the case of Russia, use them against other nations, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced today. Paris Asks Company to Reflect Before Collaborating with Trump Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10222&SEO=paris-asks-company-to-reflect-before-collaborating-with-trump-wall Paris, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault called on the Franco-Swiss company LafargeHolcim to reflect well before collaborating with the construction of the border wall planned by US President Donald Trump. USA Is Denounced for Financing Subversive Actions against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10221&SEO=usa-is-denounced-for-financing-subversive-actions-against-venezuela Caracas, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the United Socialist Party (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, denounced the use of one million 611 thousand dollars to undertake destabilizing actions in Venezuela during 2016, from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Association of Caribbean States Advances in Cuba with New Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10220&SEO=association-of-caribbean-states-advances-in-cuba-with-new-projects Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the nations comprising the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are arranging details today for the celebration on Friday, March 10th, of the 22nd ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of that regional mechanism. Inscriptions for Next Year's Elections Start in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10219&SEO=inscriptions-for-next-years-elections-start-in-colombia Bogota, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Inscription of voters for next year''s elections will begin next Saturday in Colombia in order to update the polling stations for citizens, according to their place of residence. By presenting their identification in order, the place of residence to cast their vote will be established, the same will occur in embassies and consulates abroad. Scientists Bet for Genetic 'Edition' of Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10218&SEO=scientists-bet-for-genetic-edition-of-cancer Madrid, 8 mar (PL) Genetic edition of cancer is today a new mechanism with great perspectives to help an early diagnosis of cancer, second cause of death in the world, assured a study published in magazine Oncotarget. Cuban Pianist Aldo López-Gavilán to Begin a Tour around the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10217&SEO=cuban-pianist-aldo-lopez-gavilan-to-begin-a-tour-around-the-usa Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist and composer Aldo López-Gavilán will begin a tour around the United States on Friday, which includes presentations with prestigious orchestras from that country. European Union demands the United Kingdom for Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10216&SEO=european-union-demands-the-united-kingdom-for-fraud 08 de marzo de 2017, 19:00Brussels, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The European Office of Struggle against Fraud (OLAF) demanded today the United Kingdom for two billion euros for customs fraud. UN Security Council Analyzes Missile Launch by DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10215&SEO=un-security-council-analyzes-missile-launch-by-dprk 08 de marzo de 2017, 17:44United Nations, March 8 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council analyzed today the recent launch of four missiles by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which attributes that position to its right to defend itself against US aggression. WikiLeaks Promises to Release more Leaked Documents on CIA Espionage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10214&SEO=wikileaks-promises-to-release-more-leaked-documents-on-cia-espionage 08 de marzo de 2017, 16:58London, March 8 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks has promised to release more leak documents about a covert cyber spying program from the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Tragedy Casts a Shadow over Guatemala after Fire in Children's Home http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10212&SEO=tragedy-casts-a-shadow-over-guatemala-after-fire-in-childrens-home 08 de marzo de 2017, 16:17Guatemala, March 8 (Prensa Latina) The fire in a children''s shelter located in a suburban area of the Guatemalan capital, which has so far killed around fifty persons, has cast a shadow over this country. The fire is still uncontrolled and among the rubble, there may be more victims, said fire spokesman Mario Cruz. Cuba Is Going Through Severe Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10211&SEO=cuba-is-going-through-severe-drought 08 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Sancti Spiritus, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Zaza, the largest reservoir in Cuba, has only accumulated 15 percent of its total volume, due to the serious drought currently affecting the central region of the island, official sources reported today. ECLAC Charts Inequities with Regard to Women in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10210&SEO=eclac-charts-inequities-with-regard-to-women-in-latin-america 08 de marzo de 2017, 15:46Santiago de Chile, March 8 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) drew today a graph of the prevailing inequities with regard to women''s opportunities in society, with an emphasis on the region. More than 50,000 Iraqi People Displaced by Combats in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10209&SEO=more-than-50000-iraqi-people-displaced-by-combats-in-mosul 08 de marzo de 2017, 15:29United Nations, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Around 53,000 people abandoned their homes to escape violence in the western part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, where there is an ongoing offensive to remove the Islamic State (IS) from the United nations reported today. Caribbean Nations Coordinate New Cooperation Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10208&SEO=caribbean-nations-coordinate-new-cooperation-projects 08 de marzo de 2017, 14:48Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Basin countries are assessing today in this capital seven new cooperation projects related to curb climate change effects, further devolop maritime and air connectivity, in order to favor sustainable development. Latin Tourism Looks for Opportunities at ITB Berlin 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10207&SEO=latin-tourism-looks-for-opportunities-at-itb-berlin-2017 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:31Berlín, March 8 (Prensa Latina)The International Tourism Fair ITB Berlin 2017 had a massive assistance of latinamerican companies searching for more oportunities in the global market. Germany Sees Surge in Number of Extremists Traveling to Iraq, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10206&SEO=germany-sees-surge-in-number-of-extremists-traveling-to-iraq-syria 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:10Berlín,Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Germany is among the main targets Rebel Leader Warns Ukraine With War Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10205&SEO=rebel-leader-warns-ukraine-with-war-again 08 de marzo de 2017, 12:52Kiev, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) ''If the Ukrainian army continues with its offensive against our population, we will be obliged to respond and initiate war'', warned the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, Alexander Zajarchenko. Damien Chazelle's Neil Armstrong Biopic Gets Released Date http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10204&SEO=damien-chazelles-neil-armstrong-biopic-gets-released-date 08 de marzo de 2017, 12:48Los Ángeles, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The recent Oscar winner Damien Chazelle, will direct a biopic of US astronaut who is the first human been to walk on the moon, according to Universal Pictures. Foreign Artists Share Experiences in Cuban Drum Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10203&SEO=foreign-artists-share-experiences-in-cuban-drum-festival Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US percussionists, Craig Haynes and Nanny Assis and Brazilian Marcus Santos will conduct two master classes as part of the program of the XVI International Festival of Drum. Cuba Bets on Heberferon to Treat Several Kinds of Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10202&SEO=cuba-bets-on-heberferon-to-treat-several-kinds-of-cancer Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will develop this year several clinical trials with Heberferon to treat different kinds of cancer, one of the leading causes of death on the island and worldwide, the national press reported today. Bolivian President Enacts Law 906 in Defense of the Coca Leaf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10201&SEO=bolivian-president-enacts-law-906-in-defense-of-the-coca-leaf La Paz, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales said today during the enactment act of Law 906 in defense of the coca leaf that this natural resource represents the ancient culture of the country. Men Prefers Women at Work: ILO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10200&SEO=men-prefers-women-at-work-ilo Geneva, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) A report published today by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on International Women''s Day indicates that 66 percent of men prefer women at work outside the home. Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is Pregnant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10199&SEO=jamaican-shelly-ann-fraser-pryce-is-pregnant Kingston, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Double Olympic gold medallist and seven times world champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce this morning announced that she is pregnant, she wrote in Instagram, this means she might be absent also in London 2017 Athletics. Panamanian Justice Opens Files on US Invasion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10198&SEO=panamanian-justice-opens-files-on-us-invasion Panama, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) After nearly three decades of the United States'' invasion to Panama in 1989, the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) opened its files to the commission investigating the truth about the events. Caribbean States Begin Ministerial Forum in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10197&SEO=caribbean-states-begin-ministerial-forum-in-havana Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The first Conference of Cooperation of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) began today in this capital with a high participation in the core debates for the development of the region. Indian Ocean Countries Confirm Commitment with Peace,Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10196&SEO=indian-ocean-countries-confirm-commitment-with-peacesecurity 08 de marzo de 2017, 10:09Jakarta, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The members of the Indian Ocean Basin Association (IOBA) have renewed bases today for the development of cooperation, reflected in the agreement reached at a summit of their leaders in this capital. Venezuela Rejects Brazilian Foreign Minister's Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10195&SEO=venezuela-rejects-brazilian-foreign-ministers-interference Caracas, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has rejected recent interfering statements by Brazilian Foreign Minister, Aloysio Nunes, in a message broadcast on her Twitter account. Clashes between Greek Farmers and Police in Athens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10194&SEO=clashes-between-greek-farmers-and-police-in-athens 08 de marzo de 2017, 10:05Athens, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Greek farmers clashed today with riot police in a protest against the rise in taxes and social security contributions, implemented by the government at the request of the international creditors of the country. South Africa, Indonesia Strengthening Business, Defense Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10193&SEO=south-africa-indonesia-strengthening-business-defense-links 08 de marzo de 2017, 10:03Pretoria, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and Indonesia stroke a deal to boost relations in agriculture and defense as well as work towards removing trade barriers between the countries, with view to expanding commercial and investment links. Cuba Discusses Key Issues for Caribbean Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10192&SEO=cuba-discusses-key-issues-for-caribbean-region 08 de marzo de 2017, 09:39Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Key issues for the development and regional collaboration, will be discussed in Cuba today by representatives of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) during the First Cooperation Conference of that bloc. China Describes as Wrong THAAD Deployment in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10191&SEO=china-describes-as-wrong-thaad-deployment-in-south-korea Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, stated today that the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea is obviously a ''wrong choice.'' UN Secretary General Calls for Women's Empowerment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10190&SEO=un-secretary-general-calls-for-womens-empowerment United Nations, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General, António Guterres called on International Women''s Day today to empower women, as the only way to protect their rights and ensure that they reach their full potential. Cuban Women: Empowerment and Rights for a Celebration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10189&SEO=cuban-women-empowerment-and-rights-for-a-celebration By Livia Rodriguez Delis Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Women's empowerment, and gender and rights equality are some of the achievements Cuba is showing today on occasion of the International Women's Day. Russian Presidential Elections Set for March 18, 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10188&SEO=russian-presidential-elections-set-for-march-18-2018 Moscow, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) President of State Duma (Russian lower chamber), Viacheslav Volodin, accepted to carry out the presidential elections on March 18, 2018, to make them coincide with the anniversary of the return of Crimea to the sovereignty of this country. Millionaire Investment of China in Countries of Belt and Route http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10187&SEO=millionaire-investment-of-china-in-countries-of-belt-and-route Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) China invested until now over 50 billion dollars in the countries inside the Belt and Route suince president Xi Jinping proposed the initiative in 2013, assure official sources. Syrian Army Restores Control over Jazal Oil Field in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10186&SEO=syrian-army-restores-control-over-jazal-oil-field-in-homs 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:49Damascus, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, reportedly launched a successful operation to control Jazal oil field in Homs, central Syria, while driving out ISIS organization from Tadmur, in Palmyira, killing a number of its mercenaries. Demonstrations against Gender-Based Violence Called in Jamaica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10185&SEO=demonstrations-against-gender-based-violence-called-in-jamaica 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:26Kingston, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican social organizations called, on occasion of the International Day of Women, for demonstrations throughout the country to protest against gender-based violence, said today the Observer newspaper. German Fair of Tourism Warns about Trump´s Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10184&SEO=german-fair-of-tourism-warns-about-trumpas-policies Berlin, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the International Fair of Tourism ITB Berlin warned today about the negative effects that the US President Donald Trump´s immigration policies might have on tourism. France and Cuba to Match in Jai Alai Dual Meet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10183&SEO=france-and-cuba-to-match-in-jai-alai-dual-meet 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:22Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) France and Cuba will realize a friendly basque pelota dual meet at 36 meters from March 13 to 17, reported today official sources. Hunger Threatens 185,000 Children´s Life in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10182&SEO=hunger-threatens-185000-childrenas-life-in-somalia Geneva, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations said that some 185,000 children might be killed in Somalia by hunger if they are not given urgent health aid to avoid serious malnutrition. Brexit Discussed by UK Parliamentarians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10181&SEO=brexit-discussed-by-uk-parliamentarians 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:18London, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The British Government has an increased opposition at the House of Lords to implement the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit. At Least 10 Countries to Cuban International Weightlifting Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10179&SEO=at-least-10-countries-to-cuban-international-weightlifting-tournament 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:16Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua are included so far in the dozen countries interested in participating in the Manueal Suarez in Memoriam International weightlifting tournament, from March 22 to 26, in Cuba. US Congressmen Interested in Agricultural Exchange with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10180&SEO=us-congressmen-interested-in-agricultural-exchange-with-cuba Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US Congressmen visiting Cuba reportedly voiced their interest on knowing about the potential of the island''s agriculture with view to launching bilateral negotiations on this key sector. Sudan Reports Significant Damage Due to US Economic Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10178&SEO=sudan-reports-significant-damage-due-to-us-economic-sanctions 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:38Khartoum, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Sudanese Government said today that the measures imposed by the United States against this country since 1997 had affected its economy and caused the loss of $45 billion USD, as reported by the local website Ashorooq Net. Italian Farmers Protest About Quake Response http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10177&SEO=italian-farmers-protest-about-quake-response 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:37Rome, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Italian farmers from regions ravaged by earthquakes gathered in the capital of Piazza di Montecitorio (Montecitorio Square) to demand support and reverse the unsustainable situation in which they are currently living after the earthquakes. Frank Fredericks Leaves Post in IOC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10176&SEO=frank-fredericks-leaves-post-in-ioc 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Brna, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Namibian Frank Fredericks left his posts in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being accused of receiving bribery at the lection process for the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Bolivian President Returns to His Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10175&SEO=bolivian-president-returns-to-his-country 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:07La Paz, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales returned today to his country after undergoing treatment in Cuba for a problem with his vocal chords, related to manifestations of sinusitis and a viral infection. Mexico Concerns by US Proposal to Separate Detained Families http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10174&SEO=mexico-concerns-by-us-proposal-to-separate-detained-families 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:02Mexico, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico´s government has informed the United States its concern over the US plan to separate families from deportations, the Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray stated. Cuban Baseball Team to Play at Can-Am League in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10173&SEO=cuban-baseball-team-to-play-at-can-am-league-in-canada 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:49Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban baseball team will make its debut before Canadian Trois Rivieres in the Canadian-American Independent League (Can-Am), a tournament in which the Cuban players will participate for the 2nd consecutive time. UN Increases New Camps for Displaced by Offensive in Mosul, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10172&SEO=un-increases-new-camps-for-displaced-by-offensive-in-mosul-iraq 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:38United Nations, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that it is preparing for possible movement and is ready to provide further shelter to displaced Iraqis in camps in the western part of Mosul, Iraq, where the army is carrying out an anti-terrorist offensive . World Economic Recovery at Stake, Says OECD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10171&SEO=world-economic-recovery-at-stake-says-oecd 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:36Washington, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Political uncertainty could derail the slight world economic recovery, said today the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in reference to the greatest protectionism planned by the Government in the United States. Meetings in Cuba to Boost Links among Caribbean States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10170&SEO=meetings-in-cuba-to-boost-links-among-caribbean-states 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The meetings of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which will be held soon in this capital, will allow tightening relations and boost cooperation among the regional countries. FARC-EP Says All Transition Areas are not Geared Up. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10169&SEO=farc-ep-says-all-transition-areas-are-not-geared-up. 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:00Bogota, March 7 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP Commander Marcos Calarca stated that none of the sites planned in Colombia for FARC-EP is geared up and that the adaptation works are generally long overdue. Parliament of Catalonia Speeds up Process to Separate from Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10168&SEO=parliament-of-catalonia-speeds-up-process-to-separate-from-spain 07 de marzo de 2017, 16:59Madrid, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of Catalonia passed today a reform to its internal code, seeking to speed up the laws to reach the independence from Spain. Argentineans to Maintain Level of Union Trade Salary Adjustments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10167&SEO=argentineans-to-maintain-level-of-union-trade-salary-adjustments 07 de marzo de 2017, 16:25Buenos Aires, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Argentinean workers got together at the center of Buenos Aires, the capital, to demand the government to suspend the top to salary adjustments negotiated by the trade unions. FMLN Denies Excuse to Break Off Salvadorean Electoral Balance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10166&SEO=fmln-denies-excuse-to-break-off-salvadorean-electoral-balance 07 de marzo de 2017, 16:19San Salvador, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) denied Judge Ulises Rivas to be member of, as it was stated by the Constitutional Court in order to break off the electoral balance in El Salvador. Thousands of Demonstrators at Central Square in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10165&SEO=thousands-of-demonstrators-at-central-square-in-guatemala 07 de marzo de 2017, 16:13Guatemala, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Around 40,000 people from different regions arrived today at Parque Central (Central Square) in Guatemala to show their rejection of the Government of president Jimmy Morales and demand his resignation for supposed complicity in corruption. Ecuador's Electoral Authority Ratifies Respect for People´s Will http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10164&SEO=ecuadors-electoral-authority-ratifies-respect-for-peopleas-will 07 de marzo de 2017, 15:38Quito, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuador´s National Electoral Council (CNE) will meet its goal of respecting people´s will for the votes, the highest representative, Juan Pablo Pozo stated. Cuban Education Ministry Tours Affected Zones by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10163&SEO=cuban-education-ministry-tours-affected-zones-by-matthew 07 de marzo de 2017, 15:37Maisi, Cuba, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Education Ministry Ena Elsa Velazquez toured the course of the actions for recuperation in one of the most affected sectors by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, in the east of Cuba. Sam Bennett Beats Top Sprint Stars to Win Paris-Nice Stage Three http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10162&SEO=sam-bennett-beats-top-sprint-stars-to-win-paris-nice-stage-three 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:36París, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Irish sprinter Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) took the biggest win of his career to date on Tuesday, beating an array of top sprint names to secure stage three of Paris-Nice. US Begins Shipping Controversial Anti-Missile System to South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10161&SEO=us-begins-shipping-controversial-anti-missile-system-to-south-korea 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:29Seoúl, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean Defence Ministry informed today that the first elements of the THAAD, which stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense,which is an anti-missile system have arrived in the country. Social Institutional Future at Stake in Ecuador, Affirms Scholar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10160&SEO=social-institutional-future-at-stake-in-ecuador-affirms-scholar 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:21By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Number of Illiterate Women Five Times Higher Than Men in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10159&SEO=number-of-illiterate-women-five-times-higher-than-men-in-turkey 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:12Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Only a few hours from tomorrow International Women Day, the number of illiterate women in Turkey is five times higher than the number of illiterate men, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜÄ°K). Leadership Essential for Colombian Peace Process: Norwegian FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10158&SEO=leadership-essential-for-colombian-peace-process-norwegian-fm 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:03Bogota, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian foreign minister, Borge Brende, assured the implementation of the peace agreement in Colombia is at a critical point requiring good leadership to face its challenges, said today daily El Tiempo. Scientists Discover How Animals Measure Time of Year to Reproduce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10157&SEO=scientists-discover-how-animals-measure-time-of-year-to-reproduce 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:58Washington,Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Animals need to measure the time of year so that they can anticipate and adapt to the arrival of a new season to align reproduction, as well as other vital functions critical for survival. Malaysia Arrests 7 For Suspected Links to Terror Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10156&SEO=malaysia-arrests-7-for-suspected-links-to-terror-groups 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:48Kuala Lumpur,Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia has arrested six foreigners and one Malaysian for suspected links to militant groups including Islamic State, the police chief said. ESA Launches New Sentinel-2B Satellite to Monitor Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10155&SEO=esa-launches-new-sentinel-2b-satellite-to-monitor-earth 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:34Kurú, Guayana Francesa, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Sentinel-2B satellite entered orbit on Tuesday after blasting off from Euiropean Space Agency, ESA,''s launch site Kourou in French Guiana. WikiLeaks Reveals Secret CIA Cyber Attack Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10154&SEO=wikileaks-reveals-secret-cia-cyber-attack-program 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:20London, March 7 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks unleashed today details of an undercover cyber attack program by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Cuba Submits Report to the Committee Against Forced Disappearance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10153&SEO=cuba-submits-report-to-the-committee-against-forced-disappearance 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:09Geneva, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba presented its initial report to the Committee against Forced Disappearance to the UN headquarters here, in which it shows the broad system of laws on the subject, diplomatic sources reported today. Mexico Ranks Among the Most Visited Countries Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10152&SEO=mexico-ranks-among-the-most-visited-countries-worldwide 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:55Mexico, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is ranking today among the ninth most visited country in the world, Secretary of Tourism, Miguel de la Madrid, stated. Terrorists Murder a Woman in Southern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10151&SEO=terrorists-murder-a-woman-in-southern-damascus 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:38Damascus, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the Khaled Ibn al-Walid group, subordinated to the Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arab, murdered a woman for ''apostasy to Islam'' in the village of Qusser, near the border with Jordan, according to video released today in Damascus. Turkish Military Chief Meets with Russian, US Counterparts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10150&SEO=turkish-military-chief-meets-with-russian-us-counterparts Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s chief of staff Hulusi Akar met with his Russian counterparts Valery Gerasimov and US President Joseph Dunford in the southern city of Antalya on Wednesday to discuss regional issues. 'It's Time to Support Peace Agreement', Colombian Senator Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10149&SEO=its-time-to-support-peace-agreement-colombian-senator-says 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:06Bogota, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Senator Alberto Castilla said today it is time to support the agreement with the FARC-EP and its implementation, understand the political moment, highlight the positive aspects of the peace process and accompany it. Brazil Faces the Worse Economic Recession Since 1948 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10148&SEO=brazil-faces-the-worse-economic-recession-since-1948 Brasilia, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is facing the worst recession since 1948 with a fall in 3.6 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during 2016, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said today. Russia Investigates the Use of Forbidden Weapons in Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10147&SEO=russia-investigates-the-use-of-forbidden-weapons-in-donbass 07 de marzo de 2017, 10:54Moscow, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Research Committee (SKR) investigate today on the use by Ukraine of forbidden weapons such as the Tochka-ü Rocket tactical system and those responsible for giving the order to use it against the Donbass region. Venezuelans Honor Chávez's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10146&SEO=venezuelans-honor-chavezs-legacy Caracas, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans continue to show their attachment to the legacy of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, with activities in his honor that will extend until March 15. South Africa's GDP Contracted in 2016's Fourth Quarter http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10145&SEO=south-africas-gdp-contracted-in-2016s-fourth-quarter 07 de marzo de 2017, 10:44Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported on Tuesday. Cuba Presents Air-Maritime Cooperation Project in the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10144&SEO=cuba-presents-air-maritime-cooperation-project-in-the-caribbean 07 de marzo de 2017, 10:39Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Strengthening the air-maritime connection among the ACS countries is today one of the Cuban objectives in the Cooperation Conference of the entity to be held here from March 8th to 11th, experts said. South Africa, Russia Strengthening Media Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10142&SEO=south-africa-russia-strengthening-media-cooperation Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government News Agency (SA News) and Russia''s Sputnik News Agency have signed an agreement that will see the two agencies cooperate in a number of areas, including news exchange. Mass Protests in Guatemala Against Jimmy Morales Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10141&SEO=mass-protests-in-guatemala-against-jimmy-morales-government Guatemala, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Several thousands of people are joined here today a protest against the Government of Jimmy Morales. Indian Summit a Success, Asserts South Africa's President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10140&SEO=indian-summit-a-success-asserts-south-africas-president Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders'' Summit in Indonesia, celebrating the organization''s 20th anniversary, has been a success, South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma asserted. Development Associated with Big Data, Experts Stress in ECLAC Seminar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10139&SEO=development-associated-with-big-data-experts-stress-in-eclac-seminar Santiago de Chile, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The dynamics of Big Data analytics would be an essential tool for future development in areas such as health, employment, productivity and natural disaster management. Russia Rejects Deployment of US Anti-Missile System in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10138&SEO=russia-rejects-deployment-of-us-anti-missile-system-in-south-korea 07 de marzo de 2017, 09:54Moscow, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected today the deployment of elements of the THAAD U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, after warning about the possibility of creating more tension in that area. China Urges to Halt Deployment of THAAD Anti-missile System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10137&SEO=china-urges-to-halt-deployment-of-thaad-anti-missile-system 07 de marzo de 2017, 09:37Beijing, March 7 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Ministry today urged the United States and South Korea to halt the deployment of the anti-ballistic missile system (THAAD) and warned it would take steps to protect its national interests and security. Drum Festival Begins in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10136&SEO=drum-festival-begins-in-havana Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to Papo Angarica, a renowned percussionist and a rumba legend in Cuba, the 16th ''Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam'' International Drum Festival, scheduled until March 12th, begins here today. Venezuela Closes First Renewal Stage of Political Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10135&SEO=venezuela-closes-first-renewal-stage-of-political-parties Caracas, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The first day of political party renewal was successful in Venezuela, after all the technical parameters for this process were met, reported sources from the National Electoral Council (CNE) today. Growing Actions against Trump Immigration Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10134&SEO=growing-actions-against-trump-immigration-order Washington, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The call for resistance, announcements of lawsuits and campaigns in social networks are initiatives that various sectors of the United States promote today to condemn the new immigration order of President Donald Trump. Veterinarians Support Cuba's Food Sustainability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10133&SEO=veterinarians-support-cubas-food-sustainability 07 de marzo de 2017, 08:38By Jorge Petinaud Manfred Confirms Negotiations between Cuba and Major League Baseball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10132&SEO=manfred-confirms-negotiations-between-cuba-and-major-league-baseball By Yasiel Cancio Vilar, special envoy Tokyo, March 7 (Prensa Latina) US Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed here today that negotiations between his organization and Cuba are underway. Argentina to Open University Chairs on Fidel Castro's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10131&SEO=argentina-to-open-university-chairs-on-fidel-castros-legacy Buenos Aires, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Two University Departments, one in Buenos Aires and another one in Cordoba will deepen in the thoughts and legacy of historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro when they are inaugurated on March 9 and 10. Cuba to Present Maritime-Port Project for the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10130&SEO=cuba-to-present-maritime-port-project-for-the-caribbean Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will present the project Maritime-Port Strategy for the Caribbean at the 1st ACS Conference of Cooperation, to be held from March 8th to 11th, said sources today here. Cuban Enterprises to Attend Panama's Main Commercial Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10129&SEO=cuban-enterprises-to-attend-panamas-main-commercial-fair Panama, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30 Cuban enterprises from public health, telecommunications, industry, and agriculture -among other sectors- will attend the International Commercial Fair EXPOCOMER 2017 in Panama in March 22. Contamination Provokes 1.7 Million Deaths a Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10128&SEO=contamination-provokes-1.7-million-deaths-a-year Geneva, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Contamination as much of the air as of water provokes the death of 1.7 million children under 5 years of age a year, as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)Monday. Humanitarian Crisis Increases in South Sudan, Says UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10127&SEO=humanitarian-crisis-increases-in-south-sudan-says-un 06 de marzo de 2017, 18:18United Nations, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations said today that the humanitarian crisis is swiftly increasing in South Sudan, as five million people are jeopardized by famine, including a large amount of children. Uncertainty Jeopardizes USA-Mexico Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10126&SEO=uncertainty-jeopardizes-usa-mexico-economic-ties 06 de marzo de 2017, 18:17Washington, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Scholars and specialists on financial subjects said today that uncertainty about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has a negative effect on the Mexican economy. Wildfires in Chile Have Left Disastrous Balance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10125&SEO=wildfires-in-chile-have-left-disastrous-balance 06 de marzo de 2017, 18:05Santiago de Chile, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The bushfires that struck Chile in January and part of February left a disastrous balance with serious human, material and environmental damage. Evo Morales Assures to be Recovered from Affection in Vocal Cords http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10124&SEO=evo-morales-assures-to-be-recovered-from-affection-in-vocal-cords 06 de marzo de 2017, 17:38Havana, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said he is utterly recovering from an affection in his vocal cords that forced him to take some medical care in Cuba, even though he also said that he must undergo a simple surgical operation next month. Donald Trump Signs New-Travel Ban Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10123&SEO=donald-trump-signs-new-travel-ban-order 06 de marzo de 2017, 16:50Washington, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order placing a 120-day ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries. European Leaders Call for Overcoming Crisis and Relaunching EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10122&SEO=european-leaders-call-for-overcoming-crisis-and-relaunching-eu Paris, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Main leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy admitted today the complex situation affecting the European Union and called for increasing efforts to relaunch the bloc. Ecuador Rebuffs US Slanted and Unilateral Reports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10121&SEO=ecuador-rebuffs-us-slanted-and-unilateral-reports Quito, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian government has strongly rebuffed two slanted, unlawful, unilateral and disrespect reports recently issued by the United States on drug and human rights control. Comment of Peruvian President on Latin America Criticized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10120&SEO=comment-of-peruvian-president-on-latin-america-criticized Lima, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Diverse criticisms on President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski mount up today in Peru for having compared Latin America with a docile dog in its relation with the United States, in a recent visit to the northern country. Almost 50,000 Displaced because of Clashes in Western Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10118&SEO=almost-50000-displaced-because-of-clashes-in-western-mosul United Nations, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 50,000 people left their homes in western Mosul, Iraq, where the army and allied forces are trying to expel the Islamic State (ISIS) from the city, said a spokesman from the United Nations Monday. Transportation Strike Called by Right-Wing Deplored in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10117&SEO=transportation-strike-called-by-right-wing-deplored-in-venezuela Caracas, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Transportation Ricardo Molina urged the population to remain quiet and keep working, in response to the strike planned by the right-wing that sought to halt that service today. Alvaro Garcia Says ALBA is the Best Response to the Walls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10116&SEO=alvaro-garcia-says-alba-is-the-best-response-to-the-walls La Paz, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Regional integration, promoted by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), is the best response to the walls, the Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera. Honduras Becomes a Bridge in Migratory Route to the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10115&SEO=honduras-becomes-a-bridge-in-migratory-route-to-the-us Tegucigalpa, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 2,000 people from 24 nationalities entred Honduras illegally this year, as part of their migration to reach the United States, official sources said here Monday. Cuba Promotes Tourism in Areas Hit by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10114&SEO=cuba-promotes-tourism-in-areas-hit-by-matthew 06 de marzo de 2017, 15:20Maisi, Cuba, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban tourist sector in the zones of Baracoa and Maisi, two of the eastern territories most affected by Hurricane Matthew last October, has significantly recovered. Indian Ocean, a Motor to Boost Economies, Says Zuma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10113&SEO=indian-ocean-a-motor-to-boost-economies-says-zuma Pretoria, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma called today to develop more innovative ways to use oceans sustainably for food, transport, trade and other activities, asserting that the Indian Ocean can turn into a motor to thrust the economies of the countries on it. Canada Investigates Alleged Corruption in Liberal Party http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10112&SEO=canada-investigates-alleged-corruption-in-liberal-party Ottawa, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the ruling Liberal Party of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are under investigation in the province of British Columbia (BC) for alleged approval of illegal donations for the election campaign. Copper Prices Fall Despite Interruptions in Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10111&SEO=copper-prices-fall-despite-interruptions-in-supply London, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Copper today has the lowest prices in a week, despite interruptions in supplies at major mines around the world. Bolivia to Protect Peace Fom the Security Council, asserted Linera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10110&SEO=bolivia-to-protect-peace-fom-the-security-council-asserted-linera La Paz, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian acting President, Álvaro García Linera assured today that the country''s position in the Security Council will always be to protect world peace and promote brotherhood of peoples. Special Moment for Peace, Despite Setbacks: Says Colombian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10109&SEO=special-moment-for-peace-despite-setbacks-says-colombian-government Bogota, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo, has said today that despite any setback his country is living a special moment, materializing what has been agreed with so much difficulty between the government and the FARC-EP. Fights Continue Against the Terrorists Near the Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10108&SEO=fights-continue-against-the-terrorists-near-the-syrian-capital Damascus, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Battles against terrorist groups continued today in the Qabum area, a suburb less than five kilometers from the center of the Syrian capital, according to military sources. Study Shows Benefits of Soybean in Women with Breast Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10107&SEO=study-shows-benefits-of-soybean-in-women-with-breast-cancer Washington, March 6 (Prensa Latina) The consumption of soybean and its derivatives is associated with increased survival in many breast cancer patients, specialized sources published today. Empty Classrooms, Argentinean Teachers Take to The Streets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10106&SEO=empty-classrooms-argentinean-teachers-take-to-the-streets Buenos Aires, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) In their traditional white overalls, hundreds of Argentine teachers took to the streets today in the midst of a 48-hour strike to demand fair and dignified wages. Cholera Outbreak Kills Nearly 200 People in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10105&SEO=cholera-outbreak-kills-nearly-200-people-in-somalia Mogadishu, March 6 (Prensa Latina) An outbreak of cholera unleashed since the beginning of 2017 in Somalia has caused the death of 196 people so far, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). More Than 2.1 Million Mozambicans Threatened by Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10103&SEO=more-than-2.1-million-mozambicans-threatened-by-hunger Maputo, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) A combination of climate adversities, reduction of reserves and armed conflicts today have 2.1 million Mozambicans threatened by hunger. ALBA Countries Agree to Strengthen Regional Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10102&SEO=alba-countries-agree-to-strengthen-regional-integration Caracas, March 6 (Prensa Latina) ALBA-TCP member countries agreed to work with the purpose of strengthening the unity and integration of Latin America and the Caribbean and establishing conditions to guarantee the economic growth of this Latin American bloc. Cuba Presents in France Its Biotechnology Industry Advances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10101&SEO=cuba-presents-in-france-its-biotechnology-industry-advances 06 de marzo de 2017, 10:57By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Paris, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's representatives have exposed today in France the Caribbean nation's advances in the biotechnology industry, with high-quality products present in 50 countries. Hollande Admits Possible French Right-wing Electoral Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10100&SEO=hollande-admits-possible-french-right-wing-electoral-victory Paris, March 6 (Prensa Latina) President François Hollande has admitted the possibility that right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen will win next elections in France, in statements released today by several international media. Fidel and Chavez, Always Present http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10097&SEO=fidel-and-chavez-always-present Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Commander Hugo Chavez will always be present among the peoples of ALBA and the world, because today they radiate examples, due to their advocacy in favor of the humble and the oppressed. USA Hosts International Forum on Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10096&SEO=usa-hosts-international-forum-on-energy Washington, March 6 (Prensa Latina) CERAWeek 2017 Energy Fair will gather from today until March 10 in the US city of Houston, Texas, dozens of senior officials from leading environmental, technology, financial, industrial, and energy organizations worldwide. Cuban Medical Brigade Attends Scientific Event in Seychelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10095&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-attends-scientific-event-in-seychelles Victoria, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) About 20 studies on nephrological and tumor diseases have been presented by Cuban collaborators in Seychelles as part of the scientific event organized by the medical brigade working in the island, official sources said. Erdogan's Comments on Germany Rejected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10094&SEO=erdogans-comments-on-germany-rejected By Harald Neuber Berlin, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The last comments by Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Germany have aggravated the crisis between Berlin and Ankara, judging by statements from politicians here. Russia Called for Restraint, after N.K Launched Missiles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10093&SEO=russia-called-for-restraint-after-n.k-launched-missiles Moscow, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on all parties on the Korean peninsula today for restraint, following the launch of several missiles by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in direction of the Sea of Japan. PAHO Praises Equity and Universality of Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10092&SEO=paho-praises-equity-and-universality-of-cuban-health-system By Carmen Esquivel Sarria La Paz, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) representative in Bolivia, Fernando Leanes, has highlighted the equity and universality in medical care in Cuba, which currently allow the Caribbean nation to have good indicators. Colombian Guerrilla Ratifies Will to Comply with Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10091&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ratifies-will-to-comply-with-disarmament Bogota, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Guerrilla commander Ivan Marquez repeated on Sunday that the FARC-EP''s will to comply with disarmament, but insisted that the Colombian government should honor the commitments reached in the recent peace agreement. China: More Support for Defense in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10090&SEO=china-more-support-for-defense-in-2017 Beijing, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Although figures have not been disclosed, China announced an increase this year in its support for the Armed Forces by reinforcing air and maritime defense. ALBA-TCP Summit Opens in Caracas in Honor of Hugo Chavez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10089&SEO=alba-tcp-summit-opens-in-caracas-in-honor-of-hugo-chavez Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) With the presence of presidents, prime ministers and guests from several countries, the 14th ALBA-TCP Summit opened in Caracas today, paying tribute to the revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez. Palestinians in Lebanon Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10088&SEO=palestinians-in-lebanon-pay-tribute-to-fidel-castro-and-hugo-chavez Beirut, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) paid posthumous tribute today to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whom they praised as paradigms of solidarity and resistance. UNICEF Takes Care of Demobilized Guerrilla Minors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10087&SEO=unicef-takes-care-of-demobilized-guerrilla-minors Bogota, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian minors who abandoned the ranks of the FARC-EP are under the protection of UNICEF and Family Welfare delegates, as part of a process to start their reincorporation into society, according to local media. Army Kills Terrorists in Southern Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10085&SEO=army-kills-terrorists-in-southern-philippines Manila, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) At least four members of Abu Sayyaf were killed on Sunday in a clash with the Army in southern Philippines, amid an offensive by authorities to eliminate that jihadist group. Army Kills Terrorists in Southern Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10086&SEO=army-kills-terrorists-in-southern-philippines 05 de marzo de 2017, 12:04Manila, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) At least four members of Abu Sayyaf were killed on Sunday in a clash with the Army in southern Philippines, amid an offensive by authorities to eliminate that jihadist group. Syrian Gov't Delivers Humanitarian Aid in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10084&SEO=syrian-govt-delivers-humanitarian-aid-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government, in coordination with the Arab Red Crescent, delivered 21 tons of humanitarian aid by plane in the city of Deir Ezzor, besieged by the Islamic State (IS), local media reported on Sunday. Cuban Hero Ends Working Visit to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10082&SEO=cuban-hero-ends-working-visit-to-italy Rome, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC), Ramon Labañino, has concluded a working visit to Italy on Sunday, at the invitation of the Communist Network (RdC). Hugo Chavez's Historic Legacy Lauded in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10081&SEO=hugo-chavezs-historic-legacy-lauded-in-russia Moscow, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Latin Americans and Russians have paid tribute and highlighted the historic legacy of Hugo Chavez on Sunday, on the 4th anniversary of his death, during a ceremony in memory of the Venezuelan commander. Nicaraguan President Highlights Chavez's Legacy in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10080&SEO=nicaraguan-president-highlights-chavezs-legacy-in-latin-america Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Sunday highlighted the impact of the revolutionary work of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Latin America, on the 4th anniversary of his death. Cuban Medical Brigade Celebrates 11 Years of Work in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10079&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-celebrates-11-years-of-work-in-bolivia La Paz, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Several speakers highlighted the role the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) has played in Bolivia and its support for the My Health program, during an event to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the group''s work in this Amazonian Andean nation. A Week of Tribute to Hugo Chavez at the Headquarter of the Mountain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10078&SEO=a-week-of-tribute-to-hugo-chavez-at-the-headquarter-of-the-mountain Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Headquarter of the Mountain, close to Caracas, will hold starting today a week of tribute to Hugo Chavez, the leader of the Bolivian Revolution. Exhibitions, presentations, talks and workshops make up the program of remembrance. USA Suspending Premium Visas for Professionals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10076&SEO=usa-suspending-premium-visas-for-professionals Washington, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The US Government will temporarily suspend, starting next April 3, the premium processing for all H-1B visas granted to professionals interested in temporary posts in American companies and universities. Panama Faces New Migratory Dispute on West Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10075&SEO=panama-faces-new-migratory-dispute-on-west-border Panama, March 4 (Prensa Latina) Panama is facing a new migratory conflict today, which prevents the re-entry to the country of 89 foreigners along the border with Costa Rica, who fail to meet the established requirements, the National Migration Service (SNM) reported. Chavez, an Infinite and Renewing Figure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10074&SEO=chavez-an-infinite-and-renewing-figure By Luis Beatón Caracas, March 4 (Prensa Latina) Four years after his death, Bolivarian leader Hugo Chavez is steadily consolidating himself as an infinite figure and in constant renewal to continue to command the struggle of the Venezuelan people. La Coubre, Another Example of Unpunished Terrorism against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10073&SEO=la-coubre-another-example-of-unpunished-terrorism-against-cuba Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) With the sabotage of the CIA to the French freighter La Coubre, 15 months after the revolutionary triumph of January 1, 1959, Cuba realized the scale of the battle it had to face in order to defend its right to sovereignty. Acosta Danza Pursues a More Contemporary Line in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10072&SEO=acosta-danza-pursues-a-more-contemporary-line-in-cuba Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) The company directed by the dancer Carlos Acosta defends today a more contemporary line in a season that sets world premieres of Cuban choreographers with works of Spanish creators and an American. Habanos Auction Exceeds One Million Euros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10071&SEO=habanos-auction-exceeds-one-million-euros Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) An auction of Habanos cigars raised today one million 255 thousand euros for the bidding of seven lots made up of tobacco humidors (container to keep cigars fresh) beautifully made by Cuban artisans. Spain: Podemos Party Accuses the Government of Protecting Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10070&SEO=spain-podemos-party-accuses-the-government-of-protecting-corruption Madrid, March 4 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the anti-austerity party Podemos (We can), Pablo Iglesias, accused today the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy of protecting corruption and forming part of a past incompatible with the changes demanded by Spanish society. Colombia Prepares National Congress of Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10069&SEO=colombia-prepares-national-congress-of-peace Bogotá, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) Defenders of procedures to end the Colombian conflict, will celebrate in April the Congress of Peace in which ideas to boost implementation of the documents signed with the FARC-EP, confirmed its organizers. Habano Festival Successfully Closes in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10068&SEO=habano-festival-successfully-closes-in-cuba Havana, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) With the Habano Award of the Year ceremony, an auction of art works related to tobacco production and an artistic gala, the 19th Habano Festival successfully closed in Cuba with a record number of participants and audience. UN Secretary-General will Travel to Kenya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10067&SEO=un-secretary-general-will-travel-to-kenya United Nations, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel on Sunday to Kenya to pay a two-day visit, his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric announced today. Women in USA to Join International Strike on March 8 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10066&SEO=women-in-usa-to-join-international-strike-on-march-8 Washington, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the march that took the streets in this capital on January 21 are currently preparing separate actions for March 8, including joining the international mobilization ''A Day without a Woman.'' Indonesia Hosts Regional Summit Focused on Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10065&SEO=indonesia-hosts-regional-summit-focused-on-cooperation Jakarta, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) will hold its 16th summit in this capital starting on Sunday, March 5th, focused on strengthening cooperation, official sources said. More Than Two Million Hondurans to Vote in Primary Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10064&SEO=more-than-two-million-hondurans-to-vote-in-primary-elections Tegucigalpa, March 4 (Prensa Latina) At least 2.3 million Hondurans will exercise their right to vote during the March 12 primary elections, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) predicted today. Satellite Images Confirm New Destruction in Palmyra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10063&SEO=satellite-images-confirm-new-destruction-in-palmyra 03 de marzo de 2017, 18:09Damascus, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Satellite images have confirmed the new destruction caused by Islamic State (IS) in Syria´s historic city of Palmyra.. Haitian Former President Rene Preval Dies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10062&SEO=haitian-former-president-rene-preval-dies 03 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Port au Prince, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Haitian former President Rene Preval (1943-2017) died today at the age of 74, due to a cardiovascular problem, according to what his family told the newspaper La Nouvelliste. Cuban Tourism Boost in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10061&SEO=cuban-tourism-boost-in-february 03 de marzo de 2017, 17:44Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourism grew by 15 percent at the end of the 2017 first two months relating to last year, the Cuban Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero stated. Russia Expects Success in the Geneva Talks on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10060&SEO=russia-expects-success-in-the-geneva-talks-on-syria 03 de marzo de 2017, 17:43Moscow, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia expects success in the negotiations about Syria in Geneva, to which we never challenged our efforts for a dialogue between the Syrian conflicting sides in Astana, Russian Foreign Vice Minister Serguei Riabkov stated today. Tareck El Aissami Trusts a Speedy Recovery of Venezuelan Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10059&SEO=tareck-el-aissami-trusts-a-speedy-recovery-of-venezuelan-economy 03 de marzo de 2017, 17:19Caracas, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Vice President, Tareck El Aissami, stated that he is confident of the speedy recovery of our national economy resulting of the implementation of government projects. Cuba Champions Greater Protection for Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10057&SEO=cuba-champions-greater-protection-for-human-rights 03 de marzo de 2017, 16:45Geneva, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban representative Pablo Berti argued at the UN headquarters in Geneva for greater protection of human rights in separate areas such as labor guarantees, access to housing and the enjoyment of culture. Humanitarian Operation for Minors Discharge from FARC-EP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10056&SEO=humanitarian-operation-for-minors-discharge-from-farc-ep 03 de marzo de 2017, 15:53Bogota, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and FARC-EP activated the first 2017 humanitarian operation to assist minors in being discharged from guerrilla, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) confirmed today. Crime Rate Declines in South Africa Almost 2% http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10055&SEO=crime-rate-declines-in-south-africa-almost-2 03 de marzo de 2017, 15:33Pretoria, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The rate of the so-called contact crimes that include murders in South Africa have gone down by 1.9% between April and December 2016, SA News reports. ALBA Summit in Venezuela Will Pay Tribute to Hugo Chavez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10054&SEO=alba-summit-in-venezuela-will-pay-tribute-to-hugo-chavez 03 de marzo de 2017, 14:54Caracas, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Opening on Sunday the extraordinary summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of our Americas (ALBA) will open in Venezuela a homage to the revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez, on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of his death. Russia Denounces Attempt to Divide Security Council Over Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10053&SEO=russia-denounces-attempt-to-divide-security-council-over-syria Moscow, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced the intentionally attempt by France and the United Kingdom to split the UN Security Council by proposing a controversial resolution against Syria. USA Reiterates Priority to Renegotiate Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10052&SEO=usa-reiterates-priority-to-renegotiate-trade-agreement Washington, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) One of the priorities of the government of Donald Trump will be the renegotiation of the NAFTA with Mexico and Canada, Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, said today. Argentinean Women to March Against Sexist Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10051&SEO=argentinean-women-to-march-against-sexist-violence 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:19Buenos Aires, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) A few days before a great march for International Women''s Day, a group of Argentines from the Evita Movement took to the streets in Buenos Aires today to protest against chauvinist violence. China Launches Remote-Sensing Satellite into Orbit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10050&SEO=china-launches-remote-sensing-satellite-into-orbit 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:10Beijing, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) China has launched today an experimental satellite ''TK-1'' from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, in northwest China, that will be used for remote sensing, telecommunications and microsatellite-based experiments. Turkey Extends Border Wall with Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10049&SEO=turkey-extends-border-wall-with-syria 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:07Ankara, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government is making progress in the construction of a border wall that will cover almost all of the 900 kilometers of the border with Syria, according to the Hürriyet newspaper. UN Expert Urges to Stop Violence Against Women in Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10048&SEO=un-expert-urges-to-stop-violence-against-women-in-australia United Nations,Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) UN special rapporteur has criticised the Australian government for failing to provide adequate services to Indigenous women facing higher rates of domestic violence and violence-related issues. Emma Watson To Star at New Beauty and The Beast Saga http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10047&SEO=emma-watson-to-star-at-new-beauty-and-the-beast-saga Los Ángeles, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) US actress Emma Watson will star in the new saga Beauty and The Beast while her pictures in a fashion magazine have develop some polemics. Zinedine Zidane Sends Fernando Torres Best Wishes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10046&SEO=zinedine-zidane-sends-fernando-torres-best-wishes Madrid, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane,send Atlético de Madrid stricker Fernando Torres best wishes for his complete recovery. ALBA Summit: Recover Now the Progressive Initiative (I) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10045&SEO=alba-summit-recover-now-the-progressive-initiative-i By Pedro Rioseco y Claudia Luperón La Paz, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The importance of the Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA in Spanish) about to start in Caracas, Venezuela, is to recover the progressive initiative now as an urgent need in the present international context. Expert in Cuba Talk on Taking Measures to Prevent Birth Defects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10044&SEO=expert-in-cuba-talk-on-taking-measures-to-prevent-birth-defects Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban specialist has called attention today on the measures to ensure a better conception, on occasion of the World Birth Defects Day, third leading cause of death for children under one year old. Mexican Former Foreign Minister is Back in Politics Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10043&SEO=mexican-former-foreign-minister-is-back-in-politics-again Mexico, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Former Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu is inaugurating today as secretary of Organization of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), although she is expected to soon occupy the National Secretariat of this political institution. BBVA Group Announces Millionaire Investment in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10042&SEO=bbva-group-announces-millionaire-investment-in-mexico Mexico, March 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish BBVA Group will invest 1.5 billion dollars in Mexico over the next four to five years, and even has plans to acquire another bank in this country, it was informed today. Cuba Approves ICT Policy for Society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10041&SEO=cuba-approves-ict-policy-for-society Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Council of Ministers of Cuba, in a meeting chaired by President Raul Castro, approved the comprehensive policy for the improvement of Information and Communication Technologies of Cuban society, the newspaper Granma reported today. Bolivia Inaugurates New Cable Car Line http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10040&SEO=bolivia-inaugurates-new-cable-car-line La Paz, March 3 (Prensa Latina) The Blue Line of the Cable Car runs today in El Alto, as part of the celebrations for the 32nd anniversary of that city, the youngest in Bolivia. Number of Poor People Increases in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10039&SEO=number-of-poor-people-increases-in-germany Berlin, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Poverty in Germany is now a record figure after affecting 15.7 percent of the population, the Association for Parity reported here. Islamic Countries Described as Violation Israeli Ruling on Jerusalem http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10037&SEO=islamic-countries-described-as-violation-israeli-ruling-on-jerusalem Riyadh, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has described today as flagrant violation of the international law the ruling of an Israeli court that pleads that the Israelis can pray in the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Sherritt Extracts One-Third of the Oil Cuba Produces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10036&SEO=sherritt-extracts-one-third-of-the-oil-cuba-produces Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Canadian company Sherritt International Corporation, the largest direct investor in Cuba, currently extracts about a third of the oil produced by this island, according to company president and CEO David Pathe. Ecuador: Granting Government to Ex Banker Lasso Endangers the Nation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10035&SEO=ecuador-granting-government-to-ex-banker-lasso-endangers-the-nation Quito, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Delivering the government of Ecuador to Guillermo Lasso, linked to the bank holiday of 1999, which forced millions into exile, endangers the nation, Alex Flores, president of the Federation of Returned Migrants, said today. Ministers to Verify Conditions of Colombian Guerrillas Spaces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10034&SEO=ministers-to-verify-conditions-of-colombian-guerrillas-spaces Bogota, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Cabinet and other senior Colombian officials will visit transitional sites for the FARC-EP on a three-day tour called La Paz Move Forward, aimed at speeding up the implementation of the pact with the guerrillas. More than 8 million Angolans Registered for Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10033&SEO=more-than-8-million-angolans-registered-for-elections Luanda, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) More than eight million Angolans are now registered in the Compulsory Electoral Register with a view to forthcoming August''s elections, announced the Minister of Territory Administration (MAT), Bornito de Sousa. Argentinean Local Football on Hold Due to Strike of Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10032&SEO=argentinean-local-football-on-hold-due-to-strike-of-players Buenos Aires, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Despite an attempt to dialogue, Argentine football is now on hold because of the local players'' strike, who ratified their decision not to go to the field until they are paid the salary arrears. Cuba Holds Conference on English Language Teaching http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10031&SEO=cuba-holds-conference-on-english-language-teaching Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Higher Education (MES) and the British Council are holding today the third edition of the Conference on English Language Teaching (ELT) at the Panorama Hotel in Havana. Morgherini and the Serbian Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10030&SEO=morgherini-and-the-serbian-parliament Belgrade, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) With booing and shouting, opposition legislators accompanied the speech by Federica Morgherini, European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, at the National Assembly (Parliament) of Serbia. Russia and El Salvador to Strengthen Political and Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10029&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-to-strengthen-political-and-economic-ties 03 de marzo de 2017, 09:21Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia and El Salvador defined today the areas of political cooperation, with coordinated steps in the international arena, and economic cooperation, with the materialization of investments in areas such as aeronautics, fishery, and energy. Russia and El Salvador Foreign Ministers Discuss Development Prospect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10028&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-foreign-ministers-discuss-development-prospect Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and his Salvadoran counterpart, Hugo Martinez, discussed the prospects for the development of political and economic-trade cooperation. India's Sugar Production Falls in Current Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10027&SEO=indias-sugar-production-falls-in-current-campaign New Delhi, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) India produced 16,2 million tons of sugar in the last five months, a fall of 19 percent compared to the same period last fiscal year, today announced an industry source. Four Extremists, Two Soldiers Killed in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10026&SEO=four-extremists-two-soldiers-killed-in-pakistan Islamabad, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Four extremists and two Pakistani army officers were killed during a clash in Bannu region, today reported the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). High Expectations on ACS Meeting in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10025&SEO=high-expectations-on-acs-meeting-in-havana Havana, Mar 3 (PL) The secretary general of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), June Soomer, stated Thursday that this organization has high expectations on their meeting to be held in Havana on the 8th, 10th and 11th of March. Colombia Thanks Cuba for Supporting Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10024&SEO=colombia-thanks-cuba-for-supporting-peace-process Bogota, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Colombians in solidarity with Cuba will be traveling the island next Saturday to thank Cuban support for the peace talks with the FARC-EP and the ElN, according to coordinators. Panamanian Farmers Give away Tomatoes to Protest about Imports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10023&SEO=panamanian-farmers-give-away-tomatoes-to-protest-about-imports Panama, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Growers of tomatoes in the western province of Chiriqui started an unprecedented protest and gave away their products, as a response to the policies implemented by the Panamanian Government. Raising of Food Prices Prevail, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10022&SEO=raising-of-food-prices-prevail-says-fao Rome, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that the price rate increased by 0.5 percent in February this year, compared to January. Documentary Film Festival in Cuba to Recall Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10021&SEO=documentary-film-festival-in-cuba-to-recall-fidel-castro Santiago de Cuba, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The 15th International Documentary Film Festival Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam, hosted by this city from March 6-11, will recall Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban revolution, according to organizers. Parliament of Catalonia Lashes out US Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10020&SEO=parliament-of-catalonia-lashes-out-us-blockade-on-cuba 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:51Madrid, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The parliament of Catalonia today urged the United States to end the blockade imposed on Cuba for over half a century, according to the international community. FAO Alerts Growing Emergency for Famine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10019&SEO=fao-alerts-growing-emergency-for-famine 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:25Rome, 2 March (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) compared today that despite global favorable food supply conditions, food insecurity emergencies tend to increase. NASA Warns about California´s Subsidence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10018&SEO=nasa-warns-about-californiaas-subsidence 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:24Washington, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The report issued by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States warned today about the devastating effects of the consumption of underground water. El Salvador Seeks Russian Investors for Energy and Fishing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10017&SEO=el-salvador-seeks-russian-investors-for-energy-and-fishing 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:13Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador suggested Russia to make investments and a technology transfer in fields as fishing, coffee growing and geothermic energy, during a presentation at the Chamber of Commerce in that country. Syrian Army Destroys Terrorist Command Post Close to Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10016&SEO=syrian-army-destroys-terrorist-command-post-close-to-damascus 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:07Damascus, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian Army destroyed a command post of the terrorist Front for the Conquest of the Levant, former Al Nusra, in Harasta, 10 kilometers northeast of Damascus, military sources said here Thursday. Spain and Colombia Support Political Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10015&SEO=spain-and-colombia-support-political-dialogue-in-venezuela 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:52Madrid, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Spanish and Colombian foreign ministers, Alfonso Dastis and Maria Angela Holguin, respectively, expressed today in this capital their support to the political dialogue in Venezuela. French Police Searches at Candidate Fillon´s Residence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10014&SEO=french-police-searches-at-candidate-fillonas-residence 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:31Paris, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The French police have carried out a search on the right-wing candidate François Fillon´s residence as part of alleged fictional jobs case. UNICEF Rejects Children Indoctrination against Bolivia Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10013&SEO=unicef-rejects-children-indoctrination-against-bolivia-government 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:30La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Representative to Bolivia for the United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Sun-Ah Kim Suh, condemned today the use of children with political aims, after an opposition ex-deputy indoctrinated children against the Government. Australia Limits Overseas Workers Hiring http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10012&SEO=australia-limits-overseas-workers-hiring 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:28Canberra, March 2 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Government announced new restrainst on fast-food chains operating in the country, regarding the hiring to foreign people having a temporary worker visa. Olympics: Japan Improves Security in Fukushima http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10011&SEO=olympics-japan-improves-security-in-fukushima 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:26Tokyo, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese Government and the operator of the head office of Fukushima stated today that they are working on the dismantling of the above mentioned plant to improve the safety of the tourists, with a view to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. Russia Warns on Deterioration in Confidence by US Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10010&SEO=russia-warns-on-deterioration-in-confidence-by-us-campaign Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The United States and its local media efforts to launch media campaigns against Russia, by the use of falsehoods, are a big blow to the credibility of the global media, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry . Parliamentary Group Rejects US Resolution against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10009&SEO=parliamentary-group-rejects-us-resolution-against-venezuela Caracas, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Homeland Parliamentary Bloc today rejected the resolution adopted by the United States Senate expressing ''deep concern at the situation in Venezuela'', after considering it unfounded and interventionist. Cuban Program Benefitting Patients with Multiple Esclerosis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10008&SEO=cuban-program-benefitting-patients-with-multiple-esclerosis Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban program, one of its kind in Cuba, for the treatment of multiple esclerosis is being developed in this Cuban city with positive results in patients suffering esclerosis. USA Assesses its Military Power against North Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10006&SEO=usa-assesses-its-military-power-against-north-korea Washington, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The US Government is considering the options to use its military power or a change of regime in the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to a report circulated by several local media outlets. Bolivia: El Alto Marks Anniversary with New Line of Cable Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10005&SEO=bolivia-el-alto-marks-anniversary-with-new-line-of-cable-railway La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The city of El Alto, the youngest in Bolivia, will mark today its 32nd anniversary with the inauguration of several works, among them the blue line of the Cable railway. Bolivia File CAS Appeal Over Forfeited World Cup Qualifying Matches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10004&SEO=bolivia-file-cas-appeal-over-forfeited-world-cup-qualifying-matches 02 de marzo de 2017, 13:33Barn, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Arbitration for Sport,CAS, says the Bolivian football federation appealed against FIFA orders to forfeit two World Cup qualifying matches for fielding an ineligible player. Guyana and Cuba Increase Friendly Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10003&SEO=guyana-and-cuba-increase-friendly-relations Georgetown, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives for Guyana and Cuba ratified in this capital both countries'' willingness to continue strengthening the traditional friendly and cooperation relations, diplomatic sources reported today. Terrence Malick Directed a Perfume Ad Starring Angelina Jolie http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10001&SEO=terrence-malick-directed-a-perfume-ad-starring-angelina-jolie 02 de marzo de 2017, 13:21Los Ángeles,Mar 2 (Prensa Latina)Film Director Terrence Malick made possible that Angelina Jolie to act for him in a new perfume clip, according to local media. Qatar To Host Fifth Regional Cyber Security Drill http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10000&SEO=qatar-to-host-fifth-regional-cyber-security-drill Doha, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, is hosting the fifth regional Cyber Drill for Arab countries here on March 5-9, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Communication. Northern Ireland Goes to Polls Amid a Government Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9999&SEO=northern-ireland-goes-to-polls-amid-a-government-crisis London, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.2 million people in Northern Ireland are voting today in an early legislative elections, following the collapse of the coalition government. Fernando Verdasco Beats Monfils to Reach Semifinals in Dubai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9998&SEO=fernando-verdasco-beats-monfils-to-reach-semifinals-in-dubai Abu Dabi, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Spain Fernando Verdasco advanced to the semifinals at the Dubai Tennis Championships by beating fourth-seeded Gael Monfils 6-3, 7-5 today. Yale Led Team Puts Dark Matter On the Map http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9997&SEO=yale-led-team-puts-dark-matter-on-the-map Washington, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A Yale-led team has produced one of the highest-resolution maps of dark matter ever created, offering a detailed case for the existence of cold dark matter, sluggish particles that comprise the bulk of matter in the universe. Immigration to Canada from the USA Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9996&SEO=immigration-to-canada-from-the-usa-increases Ottawa, March 2 (Prensa Latina)The promise of US President Donald Trump to expel undocumented immigrants has led today to a significant increase in the influx of immigrants to Canada and puts local authorities in a state of tension, officials said. Support for PRD Candidate Lopez Obrador in Mexico Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9995&SEO=support-for-prd-candidate-lopez-obrador-in-mexico-increases Mexico, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The support for the presidential candidacy of Manuel Lopez Obrador, president of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), is growing today among the many currents of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD). Honduras Requests Investigation into Activist Berta Caceres' Murder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9994&SEO=honduras-requests-investigation-into-activist-berta-caceres-murder Tegucigalpa, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) has called on Honduran authorities today to continue the investigation and prosecution of the assassination of environmentalist leader Berta Caceres until the capture of the intellectual authors. Public Event of Turkish Minister Canceled in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9993&SEO=public-event-of-turkish-minister-canceled-in-germany Berlin, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Amidst political tensions between Germany and Turkey, the German city of Gaggenau canceled a public event today with the participation of Turkish Minister of Justice, Bekir Bozdag. South African Gov't Insists on Curbing Violence against Foreigners http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9992&SEO=south-african-govt-insists-on-curbing-violence-against-foreigners Pretoria, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) South African Government has reiterated its call for restraint due to tensions between some South Africans and foreign nationals living and working in this country following recent incidents of violence. WTO Ready to Discuss US Trade Concerns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9991&SEO=wto-ready-to-discuss-us-trade-concerns Geneva, March 2 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is ready to discuss with the United States its trade concerns and the system for resolving differences, the entity''s head Roberto Azevedo said in a statement today. Kuwaities Warned to Rationalize Water Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9990&SEO=kuwaities-warned-to-rationalize-water-consumption Kuwait, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Kuwaiti authorities have warned today on the need to raise public awareness to rationalize and save water consumption, given that this Arab country is located in a desert area and is suffering severe shortages of the vital liquid. Democrats Call for the US Attorney General Resignation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9989&SEO=democrats-call-for-the-us-attorney-general-resignation Washington, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Democratic leaders demanded today the resignation of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the context of new attacks on the administration of Donald Trump for alleged links with Russia. Pan-American Cadet and Youth Fencing Championship Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9987&SEO=pan-american-cadet-and-youth-fencing-championship-begins-in-cuba Havana, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Fencers from 21 countries are competing in the Pan-American Cadet and Youth Championship of this sport. Stand on Paedophilia of Some Members of Vatican Criticized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9986&SEO=stand-on-paedophilia-of-some-members-of-vatican-criticized Rome, March 2 (Prensa Latina) A former member of the Vatican commission for the protection of minors believes that Pope Francis wants to combat paedophilia, but around him, things do not work well, the newspaper La Repubblica commented today. El Salvador Presents Trade Potentialities with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9985&SEO=el-salvador-presents-trade-potentialities-with-russia By Antonio Rondon Garcia Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Foreign Minister, Hugo Martinez, leads a delegation participating today in a presentation of the economic and investment possibilities of his country at the Chamber of Commerce of Russia. Islamic State Abandons Syrian City of Palmyra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9983&SEO=islamic-state-abandons-syrian-city-of-palmyra Damascus, 2 Mar (Prensa Latina) The terrorists in the Islamic State, Daesh, an Arabic language acronym, have abandoned historic city of Palmyra after fierce fighting with the Syrian army and allied militias, military sources confirmed today. Iraqi Army Corners IS in Mosul by Seizing Strategic Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9984&SEO=iraqi-army-corners-is-in-mosul-by-seizing-strategic-road 02 de marzo de 2017, 09:33Baghdad, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces entered areas near the center of Mosul today, after narrowing the siege to the Islamic State (IS) by seizing a major road that surrounds the west of that city. New Platform to Promote China-Latin America Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9982&SEO=new-platform-to-promote-china-latin-america-cooperation Beijing, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Sino-Latin American economic and trade cooperation will gain ground with the forthcoming operation of a park in Zhuhai, city of the southern province of Guangdong, in the second half of this year, local press reports today. European Parliament Withdraws Immunity to French Marine Le Pen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9981&SEO=european-parliament-withdraws-immunity-to-french-marine-le-pen 02 de marzo de 2017, 08:56Paris, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) At the request of the French justice system, the European Parliament today decided to lift the immunity of right-wing politician Marine Le Pen in the case of the Twitter publication of violent images of the Islamic State. Visitors to Tobacco Factories Discover an Unexpected World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9980&SEO=visitors-to-tobacco-factories-discover-an-unexpected-world Havana, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The participants in the 19th Habano Festival are visiting today factories of those craft cigars, to better understand the skill of cigar rollers and the quality control. One of the elements that intrigues most people who like to smoke a cigarette is the way in which they roll a cigar and what parameters they use to facilitate their extreme quality, recognized worldwide. Bolivia to Transfer to Antarctica Ice from Mount Illimani http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9979&SEO=bolivia-to-transfer-to-antarctica-ice-from-mount-illimani La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Scientists led by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) of France, will transfer to Antarctica snow from the glacier Illimani, second highest peak of Bolivia, threatened by climate change. UN Concerns Over Rearmament in Central African Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9978&SEO=un-concerns-over-rearmament-in-central-african-republic 02 de marzo de 2017, 00:22United Nations, 2 March (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) was concerned over rearmament of militias in the Central African Republic, mainly over the flow of weapons by young people in Ouaka. UN Security Council to Prioritize African Crisis Prevention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9977&SEO=un-security-council-to-prioritize-african-crisis-prevention United Nations, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council will take the prevention of African conflicts as a priority in March in Africa, said the president of the 15-member organism this month, the British ambassador Matthew Rycroft. New Round of Talks between Syrian Rival Parties in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9976&SEO=new-round-of-talks-between-syrian-rival-parties-in-astana Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A third round of talks amid leaders of armed groups and representatives of the Syrian Government will be held in Astana on March 14th and 15th , said the television in this capital city. 'Casa del Caribe': Host of Traditional Culture in the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9975&SEO=casa-del-caribe-host-of-traditional-culture-in-the-region Santiago de Cuba, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Casa del Caribe (House of the Caribbean) prevails as the host of the traditional culture rooted in the Caribbean countries after 36 non-stopping International Festivals of the Caribbean. Italian Minister Asserts Mafia Is Uncontrolled in Naples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9974&SEO=italian-minister-asserts-mafia-is-uncontrolled-in-naples 01 de marzo de 2017, 20:14Rome, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti visited today the southern city of Naples, where he said there were uncontrolled criminals, directly attacking the citizens'' freedom. Nicaragua to Build Bridges with Support from Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9973&SEO=nicaragua-to-build-bridges-with-support-from-japan 01 de marzo de 2017, 18:12Managua, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will give a $49-million-USD credit to Nicaragua to design and build four bridges in the region of Costa Caribe. More Arrests of Poachers in South Africa, Less Dead Rhinoceros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9972&SEO=more-arrests-of-poachers-in-south-africa-less-dead-rhinoceros 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:50Pretoria, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) A total of 680 rhinoceros poachers were arrested during 2016 in South Africa, as part of the comprehensive strategy the Government is currently implementing to stop this kind of crime. Justice for Assassination of Berta Caceres in Honduras Demanded http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9971&SEO=justice-for-assassination-of-berta-caceres-in-honduras-demanded 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:36Tegucigalpa, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) members of the Civic Council of People''s and Indigenous Organizations (Copinh) carried out a march in this capital to demand justice for activist Berta Caceres, one year after her assassination. UN Reports Violations on Ayotzinapa Investigation in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9970&SEO=un-reports-violations-on-ayotzinapa-investigation-in-mexico 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:31Mexico, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHR) will have ''elements of conviction'' on some violations committed by Mexican authorities in Ayotzinapa case. Controversy in Italy on Right to Assisted Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9969&SEO=controversy-in-italy-on-right-to-assisted-death 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:17By Frank Gozalez Bolivian Government Formally Complains to France by Video Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9968&SEO=bolivian-government-formally-complains-to-france-by-video-game 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:10La Paz, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government handed over to the French ambassador in La Paz, Denys Wibaux, a formal complaint by a video game made by Ubisoft company damaging the image of Bolivia. French UDI Party Suspends Support for François Fillon Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9967&SEO=french-udi-party-suspends-support-for-francois-fillon-campaign 01 de marzo de 2017, 16:47Paris, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The French center-right Union of Democrats and Independents (UDI) party suspended its support for presidential campaign of conservative François Fillon, following his possible accusation by the French justice system. Cuba and Panama Hold Fourth Round of Talks on Immigration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9966&SEO=cuba-and-panama-hold-fourth-round-of-talks-on-immigration 01 de marzo de 2017, 16:46Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Panama held today the fourth round of talks on immigration, chaired by Ana Teresita Gonzalez, Cuban vice minister of Foreign Affairs, and Javier Carrillo, Panamanian general director of the National Service of Immigration from the ministry of Security. Popular Preference to Fernando Lugo for President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9965&SEO=popular-preference-to-fernando-lugo-for-president 01 de marzo de 2017, 16:38Asunción, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The preference of a majority of the electorate for Fernando Lugo to the Presidency of Paraguay, if reelection is constitutionally approved, was reaffirmed in a new poll released Wednesday. Egyptian President Rebuffs Plan to Evacuate North Sinai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9964&SEO=egyptian-president-rebuffs-plan-to-evacuate-north-sinai 01 de marzo de 2017, 16:14Cairo, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi spurned early plan to evacuate North Sinai to better combat terrorism in the region. Worls Championship: Cuba with 10 Athletes to London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9963&SEO=worls-championship-cuba-with-10-athletes-to-london 01 de marzo de 2017, 15:35Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has already classified 10 athletes for the upcoming World Athletics Championship from August 4 to 13 in London (UK) after the ninth domestic competition of the national team, said sources of the Cuban Athletics Federation Wednesday. Ecuadorean Vice President Opens an Investigation on Defamation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9962&SEO=ecuadorean-vice-president-opens-an-investigation-on-defamation 01 de marzo de 2017, 15:26Quito, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean Vice President, Jorge Glas, submitted a request to the General Attorney´s Office to open an investigation for defamation against him, none of which have been able to prove the alleged complainants. UN Expert Defends Right to Decent, Accessible Housing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9961&SEO=un-expert-defends-right-to-decent-accessible-housing United Nations, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Leilani Farha, defended today the right of all human beings to a decent and accessible roof, regardless of their socio-economic status. Double Attack in Kabul Causes 6 Dead and 40 Wounded http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9960&SEO=double-attack-in-kabul-causes-6-dead-and-40-wounded 01 de marzo de 2017, 14:50Kabul, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) At least six persons died and 40 turned out to be injured after the attacks today in two safety facilities located in this capital, reported official sources Wednesday. Putin Calls for Creation of a New Antidoping System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9959&SEO=putin-calls-for-creation-of-a-new-antidoping-system Moscow,Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin called today to create a new anti-doping system in Russia and rejected accusations governmental support to doping, when he attended a facility ready for the University Games in 2019. Cuba Urges for Cooperation Approach at Human Rights Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9958&SEO=cuba-urges-for-cooperation-approach-at-human-rights-council Geneva, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba advocates today for developing a cooperation and dialogue approach to make the functioning of the Human Rights Council more effective, the representative of the Caribbean nation, Pedro Luis Pedroso, stated in Geneva. Salvadorian Minister of Defense on Official Visit in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9957&SEO=salvadorian-minister-of-defense-on-official-visit-in-cuba Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The first vice-minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba, General Álvaro López Miera, received today the Minister of Defense of El Salvador, David Mungia, who is on an official visit. Seized the Largest Alcohol Stash in Turkey's History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9956&SEO=seized-the-largest-alcohol-stash-in-turkeys-history 01 de marzo de 2017, 14:43Stambul, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police closed today an operation in the western province of Izmir with the seize of the biggest alcohol stash in the country''s history: 139,000 liters of clandestine liquor. Voluminous Methane Deposit Discovered in the Pacific Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9955&SEO=voluminous-methane-deposit-discovered-in-the-pacific-ocean 01 de marzo de 2017, 14:42London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Scientists at Britain''s Queen Mary University reported today the discovery of a massive source of greenhouse gases in the Pacific Ocean. International Seminar Highlights Ties Between Habano and Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9952&SEO=international-seminar-highlights-ties-between-habano-and-art Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The International Seminar of the 19th Habano Festival pointed out today the relation of Cuban Premium tobacco with art, through talks and historical notes, at the Havana Convention Center. Turkey Uses Incirlik Airbase as a Tool to Put Pressure on Washington http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9951&SEO=turkey-uses-incirlik-airbase-as-a-tool-to-put-pressure-on-washington Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkey could deny the use of the Incirlik airbase to the United States if Kurdish militias in northern Syria participate in the offensive against Raqqa in the hands of the Islamic State (EI), according to newspaper Yeni Safak reports. Turkey Deploys Special Operations Units in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9949&SEO=turkey-deploys-special-operations-units-in-syria 01 de marzo de 2017, 12:41Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Army announced today the deployment in Syria of elite military units of the navy, within the framework of the cross-border operation Euphrates Shield, whose objective will be to battle armed groups hostile to their country. Trump Delays Visit to UK to Avoid Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9948&SEO=trump-delays-visit-to-uk-to-avoid-protests London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump agreed with the British government to delay his visit to the United Kingdom for after the summer to minimize the risk of protests in the country, reported The Sun newspaper today. The Syrian Army is Fighting Three Kilometers From Palmira http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9947&SEO=the-syrian-army-is-fighting-three-kilometers-from-palmira Damascus, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Advanced military detachments from the Syrian Army and other allied militias fight three kilometers from the historic city of Palmira and assault the strategic mountain range that surrounds it, military sources confirmed. FAO Cooperates with Cuba in Pasture Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9942&SEO=fao-cooperates-with-cuba-in-pasture-development Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is cooperating today in Cuba in the development of pastures, like moringa and other protein plants. Cuba Screens the Most Popular Film of the Latin American Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9941&SEO=cuba-screens-the-most-popular-film-of-the-latin-american-festival Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The main cinemas in Cuba are showing the national film No longer before or Ya No es Antes in Spanish, winner of the Popular Prize at the 38 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Russia Informs on Agreement for Putin-Trump Meeting Soon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9939&SEO=russia-informs-on-agreement-for-putin-trump-meeting-soon Moscow, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federation Council President, or Russian Senate, Valentina Matvienko reported on Monday that there was an agreement for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump. Syrian Radio Station Enters Guinness Book of Records http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9938&SEO=syrian-radio-station-enters-guinness-book-of-records 01 de marzo de 2017, 10:55Damascus, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Fuse FM radio station has entered the Guinness Book of Records after breaking the world record for the longest radio program with 91.1-hour broadcasting, it was officially reported today in Damascus. Vietnamese President, Japanese Emperor Satisfy By Hanoi-Tokyo Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9937&SEO=vietnamese-president-japanese-emperor-satisfy-by-hanoi-tokyo-ties Hanoi, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) President Tran Dai Quang asserted today that the current visit of emperor Akihito here will contribute to strengthen trust and comprehension between Vietnam and Japan peoples. Historic Day Due to FARC-EP Disarmament, Colombian President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9936&SEO=historic-day-due-to-farc-ep-disarmament-colombian-president-says Bogota, March 1 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos said today that Colombia is experiencing a historic day because of the beginning of the disarmament of the FARC-EP, the country''s largest guerrilla, as a result of a peace agreement signed three months ago in this capital. Cuba, China and Canada Tighten Ties for Brain Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9935&SEO=cuba-china-and-canada-tighten-ties-for-brain-study Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, China and Canada tighten relations for the study of the center of the nervous system, official sources informed today here. Ecuador's Ruling Party Presidential Candidate Confident on Winning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9934&SEO=ecuadors-ruling-party-presidential-candidate-confident-on-winning Quito, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The candidate to the presidency of Ecuador by the ruling Alianza PAIS Movement, Lenin Moreno, has ratified confidence in which he will win again and with double vote during the April 2 elections. Turkey Uses Incirlik Air Base to Put Pressure on Washington http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9933&SEO=turkey-uses-incirlik-air-base-to-put-pressure-on-washington Ankara, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkey could deny the use of Incirlik Air Base to the United States if Kurdish militias in northern Syria participate in the offensive against Raqqa in the hands of the Islamic State (IS), according to Yeni Safak. New Airline to Connect Southern China with Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9932&SEO=new-airline-to-connect-southern-china-with-mexico Beijing, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) China Southern Airlines announced today the opening of a route between the southern city of Guangzhou and Mexico City. Argentinean President Accused of Lucrative Irregularities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9930&SEO=argentinean-president-accused-of-lucrative-irregularities Buenos Aires, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Argentina''s President Mauricio Macri and other of his Government officials have been formally accused today of alleged irregularities linked to the use of the country''s air space for lucrative ends, amounting to an abuse of power. Negotiations on NAFTA Will Be Complex and Will Take Time, Peña Nieto http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9931&SEO=negotiations-on-nafta-will-be-complex-and-will-take-time-pena-nieto 01 de marzo de 2017, 09:55Mexico, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the negotiations currently under way on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be complex and will take time. Habano Festival Highlights Smoking Celebrities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9929&SEO=habano-festival-highlights-smoking-celebrities Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The celebration today of the International Seminar associated to the 19 Festival of Habano bring up details, data and also celebrities who loved and love Cuban Cigars Premium or handmade. Colombian Guerrilla Begins Disarmament Process after Peace Signing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9928&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-begins-disarmament-process-after-peace-signing Bogota, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Insurgent FARC-EP have begun today the disarmament process after more than three months that the Colombian government signed peace, a procedure that should be concluded on May 29th. Trump Seeks to Cause Fear and Terror, Undocumented Immigrant Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9927&SEO=trump-seeks-to-cause-fear-and-terror-undocumented-immigrant-says Washington, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump''s speech seeks to cause fear and terror in communities around the country, undocumented immigrant Astrid Silva, who was chosen to deliver the Democratic response in Spanish to the US president''s speech, said today. Melagenine and Heberprot-P at Int'l Workshop in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9926&SEO=melagenine-and-heberprot-p-at-intl-workshop-in-cuba Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The use of Cuban drugs for the treatment of dermatological diseases such as vitiligo, severe psoriasis, diabetic foot and basal carcinoma will capture the attention of participants during the International Workshop on Dermatology, which closes here today. Experts Appreciate Quality of Cuban Tobacco Arable Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9925&SEO=experts-appreciate-quality-of-cuban-tobacco-arable-lands Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign tobacco experts have appreciated here the Cuban agricultural procedure in crops of this plant in the western province of Pinar del Rio. Daesh Leader Recognizes Defeat in Iraq, Local Television Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9924&SEO=daesh-leader-recognizes-defeat-in-iraq-local-television-says 01 de marzo de 2017, 08:29Baghdad, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Before the government offensive in the west of Mosul, the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has warned his men to hide, flee or immolate, according to a report from the Iraqi TV channel Alsumaria. Trump Exposes His Approach to US Economy Problems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9923&SEO=trump-exposes-his-approach-to-us-economy-problems Washington, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The United States needs the joint work of Republicans and Democrats beyond party differences to solve pressing economic problems, President Donald Trump said before the Congress. India Conducts Interceptor Missile Test for 2nd Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9922&SEO=india-conducts-interceptor-missile-test-for-2nd-time New Delhi, 1 March (PL) India today conducted its second successful test in less than a month of a nationally manufactured interceptor missile as part of the strategy to strengthen the country''s defense. Regional Summit in Pakistan Focused on Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9920&SEO=regional-summit-in-pakistan-focused-on-integration Islamabad, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Dignitaries participating in the 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which is taking place in this capital, agreed today on the need to promote regional integration. China invites Turkish President Erdogan to Beijing Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9919&SEO=china-invites-turkish-president-erdogan-to-beijing-summit Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited by his Chinese peer, Xi Jinping, to the summit of world leaders to carry out the project of the New Silk Route, informed state channel TRT. Cuba Invests on Electrochemical Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9918&SEO=cuba-invests-on-electrochemical-industry Por Julia CruzataHavana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The construction of an electrochemical plant in Cuba, to meet demands from public health, sugarcane and oil industries, has commenced following an investment of over 4,6 million US dollars. Cuba Recovering Refined Wax Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9917&SEO=cuba-recovering-refined-wax-production 01 de marzo de 2017, 00:40Por María Julia MayoralHavana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) A plant for the production of refined wax - the only of its type in Cuba - is once again operational in Majibacoa, a municipality in the eastern province of Las Tunas, following an investment program to rescue a facility closed for more than 20 years. Cuban Ballet Dedicated to Famous French Musician http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9916&SEO=cuban-ballet-dedicated-to-famous-french-musician Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ballet company Laura Alonso from the Prodanza Center said today that the ballet based on Joseph Bologne, the most famous orchestra conductor of Paris in the second half of the 18th century, will be performed again. Cuban Towns Hit by Hurricane Matthew Rebuilt with Venezuelan Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9915&SEO=cuban-towns-hit-by-hurricane-matthew-rebuilt-with-venezuelan-aid Maisi, Cuba, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Thanks to the support given by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, this community in the eastern region has now a colorful and renewed landscape. Bolivian Gov't to Define Partners for Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9914&SEO=bolivian-govt-to-define-partners-for-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will define the partners for the project of the Central Bioceanic Railroad Corridor (CFBC) seeking to consolidate a large company with public-private members, said minister of Planning for Development Mariana Prado. SINAC Recalls Banning Access to Arenal and Chato Volcanoes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9913&SEO=sinac-recalls-banning-access-to-arenal-and-chato-volcanoes San Jose, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) of Costa Rica recalled that the access to the Arenal and Chato volcanoes´ active cinder cone is still banned. Scotland to Celebrate Pro-Independence Referendum for Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9912&SEO=scotland-to-celebrate-pro-independence-referendum-for-brexit London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, said that the UK''s unyielding stance on Britain''s exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, increases the chances of a new pro-independence referendum in the area. Disarmament of Colombian Guerrilla to Start Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9911&SEO=disarmament-of-colombian-guerrilla-to-start-today Bogota, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, confirmed that disarmament of FARC-EP will start today at transition sites and points where some 7,000 members of the guerrilla remain. Cuban Tobacco Plantations Prove Favorable Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9910&SEO=cuban-tobacco-plantations-prove-favorable-conditions 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:57Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The tobacco plantations located in this western province, Cuba''s largest tobacco-producing province, are now proving advantageous conditions even as agricultural drought strikes the northernmost tip of the territory. Value of Cuba-USA Cultural Exchange Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9909&SEO=value-of-cuba-usa-cultural-exchange-highlighted 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:35Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The renowned U.S. musician Frank London pointed out today the importance of the cultural exchange between his country and Cuba, by participating in the premier of Hatuey, a work he composed for the company Opera de la Calle. Cuba: Nanotechnologies and Skin Diseases Tackled in Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9908&SEO=cuba-nanotechnologies-and-skin-diseases-tackled-in-workshop 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:22Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) A conference on the use of nanotechnology in the skin diseases opened today the International Workshop on Dermatology, to be held here for two days with some 200 specialists from 10 countries. Over 16,000 Iraqi Displaced People for Western Mosul Combats. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9907&SEO=over-16000-iraqi-displaced-people-for-western-mosul-combats. 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:13United Nations, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) More than 16,000 Iraqi nationals left their homes to get away from combats in Mosul, where the Iraqi army and its allies are trying to drive the Islamic state (EI) out, according to the UN. Former Soviet Gymnast Olga Korbut Sells Her Olympic Medals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9906&SEO=former-soviet-gymnast-olga-korbut-sells-her-olympic-medals 28 de febrero de 2017, 16:58Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The former Soviet gymnastics star Olga Korbut, who dazzled the world the 1972 Olympic Games of Munich, sold her Olympic medals after turning out to be wrapped in financial difficulties in the United States, a country where she is living at present. Trump´s US 2018 Federal Budget Proposal Rejected. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9905&SEO=trumpas-us-2018-federal-budget-proposal-rejected. 28 de febrero de 2017, 16:37Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s 2018 federal budget proposal was motionless from the very beginning, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said. Philippines Police Resume Fight on Illegal Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9904&SEO=philippines-police-resume-fight-on-illegal-drugs 28 de febrero de 2017, 16:35Manila, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The chief of the Police of the Philippines, Ronald de la Rosa, announced today that the police department is prepared to resume the campaign against drugs, suspended for one month, by cases of corruption. Exports of Cuban Habanos Grew in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9903&SEO=exports-of-cuban-habanos-grew-in-2016 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:59Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The value of exports of Cuban habanos in 2016 reportedly rose to 445 million US dollars, a 5% increase compared to the previous year. Guyana Warns About Impact of US Migratory Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9902&SEO=guyana-warns-about-impact-of-us-migratory-measures 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:54Georgetown, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Guyana is preparing to respond to the emergency caused by the new immigration policy decreed by the United States President Donald Trump, stated today an expert of the Caribbean country''s foreign ministry. Revenues in Cuba of Spanish Hotel Chain Melia Grew in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9900&SEO=revenues-in-cuba-of-spanish-hotel-chain-melia-grew-in-2016 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:40Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish hotel chain Melia has reported a 10.3% growth in 2016 in its operations in Cuba, largely attributed to improved rates, mainly in the cities of Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Spanish Supreme Court Refuses to Exhume Franco´s Remains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9899&SEO=spanish-supreme-court-refuses-to-exhume-francoas-remains 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:37Madrid, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Spanish ex-judge Baltasar Garzon announced his intention to appeal against the Supreme Court''s refusal to exhume dictator Francisco Franco´s mortal remains and move them from the Valley of the Fallen to another place. UN: Russia Denounces Crusade for Change of Regime in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9898&SEO=un-russia-denounces-crusade-for-change-of-regime-in-syria 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:36United Nations, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned today at the UN Security Council a crusade by Western countries to force a regime change in Syria, which includes the attempt to impose sanctions for an alleged use of chemical weapons. China Invites US Secretary of State to Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9897&SEO=china-invites-us-secretary-of-state-to-beijing 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:29Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi invited United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to visit his country today during a meeting where the importance of a constructive bilateral relationship was highlighted. Paris: US Blockade on Cuba Violates International Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9896&SEO=paris-us-blockade-on-cuba-violates-international-law 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:18Paris, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The US blockade against Cuba violates international law and constitutes the main obstacle to the development of the Caribbean nation, participants stated today in a symposium on the current situation on the island. Predicted High Participation in ACS Meeting in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9895&SEO=predicted-high-participation-in-acs-meeting-in-cuba 28 de febrero de 2017, 14:45Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) All member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) confirmed their attendance at the First Cooperation Conference of this mechanism, taking place on March 8 in this capital, informed the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Regatta between Cuba and the US Restarted after 60 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9894&SEO=regatta-between-cuba-and-the-us-restarted-after-60-years Washington, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) For the 1st time in 60 years a group of sailboat navigators are travelling from the US city of St. Petersburgh towards the island of Cuba, in a regatta that started Tuesday morning. Cuba, France to Expand and Diversify Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9893&SEO=cuba-france-to-expand-and-diversify-bilateral-ties 28 de febrero de 2017, 14:29Paris, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and France are experiencing a highly favorable period for the development of bilateral relations in all sectors, agreed today the speakers of a conference held in Paris and dedicated to the Caribbean nation.