Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuba: Communication Restored at Tourist Resort in Camaguey 25 de septiembre de 2017, 16:55Camaguey, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Telecommunication Company (Etecsa) restored today its services at the Santa Lucia beach, the main eastern tourist resort damaged by hurricane Irma on September 9th. Italy Celebrates Pet Caring Day 25 de septiembre de 2017, 16:19Rome, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) the Italian Association for the Defense of Animals and the Environment (AIDA&A) celebrates today the National Day of Caress to Cats and Dogs inviting everyone to thank with that gesture the affection and company of pets. Italy Celebrates Pet Caring Day 25 de septiembre de 2017, 16:19Rome, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) the Italian Association for the Defense of Animals and the Environment (AIDA&A) celebrates today the National Day of Caress to Cats and Dogs inviting everyone to thank with that gesture the affection and company of pets. United States is not our Enemy, Says Venezuela at UN 25 de septiembre de 2017, 16:18United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said today at the United Nations that his country does not consider the United States its enemy and also that Venezuela is willing to hold talks with the US Government, despite its hostile policy. Kurdish Authorities Start Vote Counting 25 de septiembre de 2017, 16:00Bagdad, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan started the vote counting of the referendum held today here for the independence in this autonomous region. Mexico Earthquake Kills 324 so far 25 de septiembre de 2017, 15:57Mexico, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Six days after the September 19 earthquake in Mexico, the death toll was 324, according to a report by the National Coordinator of Civil Protection, Luis Felipe Puente. US Blockade against Cuba Condemned Once Again 25 de septiembre de 2017, 15:26United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela, Nicaragua, Angola, Mozambique and Timor Leste joined the countries throughout the world that deplored the US blockade against Cuba at the United Nations General Assembly. US Congressman Highlights Cuban Approach of Health as Right 25 de septiembre de 2017, 15:12ashington, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) US Democratic Congress man Danny Davis said that Cuba has been able to adopt the concept of health as a right and, at the same time, to bring that principle into practice. Collection Center Los Cibeles: Citizen Force after Quakes in Mexico Mexico, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) At the stockpile center of Los Cibeles, in this capital, citizens show today the prominence of their force in support of rescue works and aid to the victims of the earthquakes in Mexico. Elders Ask U.S. and DPRK to Calm Down and Respect Mutually United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The group of experienced politicians, called The Elders, urged the United States and the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today to commit themselves to taking a stance that will prevent the escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula. Attorneys to Supervise Electoral Campaigns in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Prosecutors appointed by the National Electoral Council (CNE) will supervise the campaigns by the candidates for governors in the election scheduled for October 15 in Venezuela. Uruguay Rejects Military Intervention in Latin America at UN United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa urged here today to shun all rhetoric of violence, and rejected any hint of military intervention in Latin America. Some 400 Schools in Mexico to Be Rebuilt after Earthquakes Mexico, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Some 10,000 schools are currently affected by the recent earthquakes, and 400 educational centers will be completely rebuilt, Secretary of Public Education Aurelio Nuño said. Wildfires Ravage 1,200 Hectares in Brazilian National Park Brasilia, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Some 1,200 hectares of forests and grasslands have been ravaged for five days due to wildfires that were raging in the Serra de Bocaina National Park, in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo. Venezuela Describes New U.S. Sanctions as Irrational Caracas, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela today described as irrational the recent sanctions against this South American country by the United States, whose president, Donald Trump, included the Venezuelan people in a new immigration veto. Varadero Hotels Ready for Visitors Por Wilfredo Alayon PerezVaradero, Cuba, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The hotels of Varadero, Cuba''s major coastal resort, are ready to welcome visitors, despite the damage caused by Hurricane Irma recently. Spanish Judicial Authorities Weigh Arresting Catalonian President Madrid, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Attorney General Jose Manuel Maza today admitted the possibility of arresting the president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, if he insists on holding a unilateral referendum on the independence of that region. Uruguayan Minister Praises Economic Progress Montevideo, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister Danilo Astori today highlighted his country''s economic progress and acknowledged that after many years, Uruguay has managed to control inflation. China, UK Discuss Ties, Situation in the Korean Peninsula Beijing, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May on relations between the two states and the situation on the Korean peninsula. ELN and Colombian Government Prepare Ceasefire Bogota, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) are today working on the logistic aspects that will enable a bilateral ceasefire to come into force on October 1. Cuban Method Eradicates Illiteracy in Panama Por Nubia Piqueras GrossoPanama, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Less than a year ago, Victor Jorge Salfran came to this city as an adviser to the literacy program, which the Ministry of Social Development of Panama has been running for ten years in conjunction with the Cuban Ministry of Education. Iraqi Parliament Approves Sending Troops to Zones in Dispute Baghdad, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The Iraqi Parliament today approved the deployment of troops in zones in dispute in Kurdistan, while the pro-independence referendum is still under way. Bolivia Has One of the World's Most Modern Cable Cars La Paz, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia has one of the most modern cable cars in the world, due to the technical improvements made to the Orange Line, scheduled to open on Friday, officials from the national transport system said. Clandestine Grave Found in Colima, Mexico Mexico, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Army and Attorney General''s Office officials in the State of Colima have found a clandestine grave containing at least six corpses. Romanian Backlashes for New Ukrainian Law Bucharest, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Romania and other neighboring nations have strongly rejected the new Education Act adopted in Kiev which eliminates the rights of national minorities settled in Ukraine. Cuba Holds 21st Mexican Song Contest Havana, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of young Cubans are competing today in this capital in the 21st Mexican Song Contest, with works from icons of that kind of music, such as Jose Alfredo Jimenez and Tomas Mendez. Cuban Elections Schedule Extended Havana, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Commission in Cuba has decided to extend until October 30 the holding of the assemblies to nominate the candidates for delegates to the People''s Power municipal assembly, Granma newspaper reported today. Vietnam, Hungary to Increase Trade, Investment and Cooperation Hanoi, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Prime Ministers of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Hungary Viktor Orban, agreed today to increase trade, investment, and collaboration between their countries. China-Syria Cooperation Ties Increasingly Strengthen Damascus, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Ambassador to Syria Qi Qianjin has said today that the friendly relations between China and Syria are increasingly strengthening, with a remarkable increase in cooperation. Aspirant to the Presidency of the ANC Calls to Rectify Mistakes Pretoria, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) African National Congress (ANC) presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu expressed concern about the incorporation of people who accumulate wealth at the expense of the country and asked if it is too late to rectify. Independence Referendum Voting Begins in Iraqi Kurdistan Erbil, Iraq, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The referendum for the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan began today when the Kurds residing in other countries electronically cast their vote. Pakistan, Russia Begin Two-Week Military Exercise Islamabad, Sept 25 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan and Russia today began a two-week joint military exercise, a further demonstration of the rapprochement between Moscow and Islamabad, former rivals during the Cold War. Business Forum Promotes Trade Ties between Cuba and France París, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) A big Cuban delegation atended today a business forum organized by the French agency Business France, a meeting destined to promote comercial ties between both nations. Honduras Hosts Latin America and Caribbean Forestry Meeting Tegucigalpa, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Honduras is hosting today the 30th Latin America and the Caribbean Forestry Commission Meeting (LACFC), which seeks to assess the conservation of natural resources. The event, running in Tegucigalpa until Friday, September 29, brings together heads of forestry services and administrations of the region''s 33 member nations of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Sixth Century Sculpture of God Shiva Discovered in North India New Delhi, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Workers dredging a water reservoir in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir discovered a rare stone sculpture of the god Shiva dating back to the 6th century, today reported the Hindu. The Referendum Will Not Trigger a War in Iraq, Says Kurdish President Erbil, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Kurdistan President Masud Barzani has stated the referendum for the independence of the autonomous region will not trigger a war in Iraq, Sputnik reports. Elections Confirm Germany Turns into the Right Berlin, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The President of the German polling station, Dieter Sarreither, has submitted today the provisional final result for the parliamentary elections held on Sunday, showing a remarkable turn to the Right. Fourteen Turkish Candidates Elected to German Parliament Ankara, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) A total 14 candidates of Turkish origin were elected deputies in this Sunday''s legislative elections in Germany, according to a report published today in the news platform T24. 41,000 Killed in Kashmir due to Separatist Violence since 1990 New Delhi, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Separatist violence in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has killed as many as 41,000 people since 1990, averaging four fatalities each day, according to official figures released today. China to Bid Pearl Farming as World Agricultural Heritage Beijing, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) China initiated the application work to bid freshwater pearl farming, a technique that has been used for more than 700 years, as FAO agricultural heritage. Argentina: Family of Missing Young Man Calls for New March Buenos Aires, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) In the middle of uncertainty and living hope, the family of Santiago Maldonado, a missing young Argentinean, called for another march on October 1st, two months after his disappearance. Growing Expectations for Nature Event in Cuba Havana, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The 11th edition of the International Nature Tourism Event (TURNAT 2017) will facilitate the creation of new recreational paths that create expectations among tour operators. Scientists to Present in Chile Conclusions about Neruda's Death By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) An international panel of scientists will present their findings on the causes of the death of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda in Chile, an authoritative source told Prensa Latina. United Kingdom and European Union resume Brexit Negotiations Brussels, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The government of the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will resume this Monday talks in a new round of negotiations on the British withdrawal or Brexit, where they will discuss recent proposals of Prime Minister Theresa May, confirmed an official source. Cuba: Largest Natural Lake Completely Filled Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Laguna de la Leche, the largest natural lake in Cuba, reaches its maximum capacity today by accumulating 130 million cubic meters of water, due to the rainfall left by Hurricane Irma. Santa Cruz Has 29 Percent of Bolivian Gross Domestic Product La Paz, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Santa Cruz contributed 29 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or 10 billion dollars in 2016, revealed today the National Institute of Foreign Trade. Russia Reveals Photos on U.S.-I.S. Complicity Moscow, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian military command exposed today photos that reveal the presence of special U.S. command vehicles in areas controlled by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS), in the Syrian city of Deir-Ezzor. Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 318 Mexico, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) So far there have been 318 people killed by a 7.1 earthquake on the Richter scale that hit central Mexico last Tuesday, said Luis Felipe Puente, national coordinator of Civil Protection. Iran to Continue Military Defense Program, Says Minister 24 de septiembre de 2017, 13:13Tehran, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said that Iran will continue its military defense program without asking anyone''s permission. Over 35,000 Evacuated Due to Volcano Alert in Bali, Indonesia Djakarta, Sept 24 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian evacuated increased today to 35,000 in Bali, main touristic destination, due to the possible eruption of Agung volcano. DPRK Ratifies UN Self-defense Nature of Nuclear Weapons Pyongyang, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Ri Yong-ho, Foreign Minister of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), reiterated at the United Nations the self-defense nature of his country''s nuclear weapons, given the growing threats posed by the United Nations, said today international media. Venezuelan Aid to Affected Mexicans Mexico, Sept 24 (Prensa Latina) A plane of the Venezuelan Air Force (FAB)today brought to Mexico 10,4 tons of supplies and food to the affected by the earthquake on September 19 that caused over 300 deaths. Temer, the Corrupt Leader of the 'quatrillion' By Moisés Pérez Mok, Head Correspondent/Brasilia Brasilia, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Surrounded by denunciations and his first echelon decimated by incarcerations, president Michel Temer has just been accused of leading the so-called 'quatrillion' of the Partido del Movimiento Democratico Brasileño (PMDB) in power in the Chamber of Deputies. Art and Culture of 100 Nations in Beijing Biennale Beijing, Sept 24 (Prensa Latina) Beijing Biennale opened today its 7th annual focused on divulging the thought and culture of over 100 nations through their artists'' vision. Venezuela in Electoral Campaign with Large-Scale Gatherings Caracas, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela started the governors'' campaign for the October 15th state elections with large-scale gatherings, said today the local media. Trump Has Made More to Split USA Up Washington, Sept 24 (Prensa Latina) The American President Donald Trump has made more to divide the country than to unite it, according to the 60 percent of the population, a survey reveals today. Vietnam Ready to Host Asia-Pacific Forum Hanoi, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese city of Da Nang essentially completed all the facilities planned for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum and if necessary it would receive the delegates today. Five Fatalities Left by Aftershocks in Mexico Mexico, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Five fatalities, as well as damage to houses and roads were left yesterday by aftershocks of the strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred on Tuesday hitting the central region of the country, said today Civil Protection. Week of Protests against President Starts in South Africa Pretoria, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa began today a week with announcements of street protests against the government of President Jacob Zuma, convened by the Congress of Trade Unions of this country (COSATU) and backed by the Communist Party. OSCE Observes Parliamentary Elections in Germany 24 de septiembre de 2017, 10:54Berlin, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has sent dozens of observers to Germany to accompany today''s parliamentary elections. U.S. Looks in the Mirror When Publishing Russian Forces Manual Moscow, Sep 24 (Prensa Latijna) The United States was looking itself in the mirror when publishing an instruction manual on Russian armed forces potential in case of a supposed hybrid war against the U.S. US Southern Command to Change Base of Mission in the Caribbean 24 de septiembre de 2017, 10:45Washington, Sept 23 (Prensa Latina) US Southern Command announced today the transfer from Puerto Rico towards other Caribbean territories of the operations'' base of a supportive mission to the islands of Sain Martin and Dominica. China Confirms Earthquake in North Korea Was Natural Beijing, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The center of China''s seismological network confirmed that the recent 3.4 magnitude earthquake in the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea was due to natural causes. China and Venezuela Sign Memorandum of Understanding Beijing, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and Venezuelan High Courts have signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing that will help strengthen bilateral cooperation in this area, diplomatic sources said today. Ex-guerrilla of the FARC Died in Prison Bogota, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Force Alternative Revolutionary of the Commonwealth (FARC) denounced in this capital the death of one of its members, who was in prison waiting to be released under the Amnesty Law. Parliamentary Elections in Germany Started By Harald Neuber Berlin, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) About 61.5 million German citizens can now cast their votes for the next Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament, in a consultation that already shows a high participation and outlines a new political landscape. More than 150,000 French People March in Paris against Labor Reform 23 de septiembre de 2017, 18:46Paris, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) More than 150,000 French people merched today in Paris to show their rejection of the labor reform boosted by the Government of Emmanuel Macron, a mobilization called by the left-wing movement La France Insoumise (France Unbowed). Warning of Floods in Puerto Rico Due to Damaged Dam by Maria 23 de septiembre de 2017, 18:12San Juan, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The Puerto Rican National Meteorology Service issued a warning today for residents in the surrounding areas of the river Guajataca, in the northwest of the island, about floods, because the spillway of the dam was damaged by hurricane Maria. Rescue Operations Resumed in Mexico after New Earthquakes 23 de septiembre de 2017, 17:29Mexico, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Rescue operations after several building collapses caused by the earthquake on Tuesday were resumed in this capital today, after a new earthquake with epicenter in Oaxaca was also felt in several points in this city. World Top Leaders at UN Condemn US Blockade of Cuba 23 de septiembre de 2017, 13:21United Nations, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Presidents, prime and foreign ministers from all continents demanded the end of the US blockade of Cuba during the debate in the current session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72), which is began today its penultimate day. Yesterday the foreign ministers of Vietnam, Cambodia; Belize and Barbados, Pham Binh Minh, Prak Sokhonn, Wilfred Elrington and Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean, respectively, as well as the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Louis Straker, demanded the lifting of the economic, trade and financial blockade of Cuba. Avianca : Colombian Airline Cancels 500 Flights Due to Pilots' Strike Bogotá, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian airline Avianca said Friday it had canceled more than 500 flights due to a strike by 702 pilots that began earlier this week and has affected thousand of passengers. With the mediation of the Ministry of Transportion the negotiations will continue today. Minister Wounded in Assassination Attempt in Donetsk 23 de septiembre de 2017, 10:31Kiev, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Revenue and Duties of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People''s Republic (DPR), Alexander Timofeev was seriously injured in an assassination attempt in Donetsk today. China to Limit Oil Supply to North Korea Beijing,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) China will restrict oil exports to the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and suspend textile imports from DPRK, the Ministry of Commerce said. Iran FM Rejects Re-negotiation of Nuclear Deal Terms Teherán, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina)Iran''s foreign minister has dismissed any re-negotiations of the 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, including the US, saying Washington is merely after getting more Iranian concessions under the accord with no new concessions from itself or other signatories in return. Syrian Situation Discused with UN Secretary General Damasco, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem,informed the General Secretary of the United Nations, António Guterres, that the Syrian Army and its allies are advancing in the struggle against the terror groups according to media. Chinese Ding Liren Secures Historic 2018 Candidates Tbilisi,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Armenian Grand Master Levon Aronian and his counterpart Chinese Liren Ding will start today their match to win the World Chess Cup. Former Insurance Regulator Chief Expelled From CPC, Public Office 23 de septiembre de 2017, 09:42Beijing,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Xiang Junbo, former chairman of China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office for corruption and violating the Party''s code of conduct. Iran Tests New Ballistic Missile: State Media 23 de septiembre de 2017, 09:33Teherán,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads with explosives and can travel up to 2,000km, according to state media. Cuban Painter Nelson Dominguez Celebrates His 70 Anniversary La Habana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) National Prize of Painting 2009, Nelson Domínguez,is celebrating today his 70 Anniversary and a great series of his paintings demostrate his great creative capacity. China Makes Flammable Ice Discovery in South China Sea Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) China has been pursuing the energy source, located at the bottom of oceans and in polar regions, for nearly two decades. Financial Authorities Stress Sustained Growth in Bolivia 23 de septiembre de 2017, 00:22La Paz, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Authorities such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) pointed to Bolivia as leader in regional growth for the fourth consecutive year, said today Treasury Deputy Minister Sergio Cusicanqui. Ruling in Favor of Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapies Appealed 23 de septiembre de 2017, 00:20Brasilia, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The polemic ruling that allows the treatment of homosexuality as a disease continue today in Brazil after the decision of the Federal Council of Psychology (CFP) to appeal the ruling. Antigua & Barbuda Asks for World Aid after Hurricane Irma 22 de septiembre de 2017, 18:04United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbudas Gaston Browne said today here that his country is asking for world aid to rebuild the regions damaged by the hurricane Irma. Around 4,000 Buildings Damaged by Earthquake in Mexican Capital 22 de septiembre de 2017, 17:56By Orlando Oramas Leon Dominica to Receive Financial Aid for Damage Left by Hurricane Maria 22 de septiembre de 2017, 17:21Georgetown, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), headquartered in Guyana, will be making a payout of $19,294,800 USD to Dominica under its tropical cyclone policy following the passage of Hurricane Maria earlier this week. Russian Iterates Call to Negotiation in Venezuela at UN 22 de septiembre de 2017, 17:17Moscow, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov reiterated today at the United Nations (UN) his call to a political negotiation in Venezuela against the Western practice of paying to apply sanctions. Pope Talks with Kuczynski about Trips to Peru, Chile in 2018 22 de septiembre de 2017, 16:58Rome, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis received today Peruvian president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Apostolic Palace, with whom he discussed his trip in January to that South American country. Bruno Rodriguez: The US Does Not Have Moral to Judge Cuba 22 de septiembre de 2017, 16:31United Nations, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) The US lacks the most minimum moral authority to judge Cuba, affirmed today here the Foreign Minister of the island, Bruno Rodriguez, who denounced that Washington count on a pattern of systematic violations of human rights. 'War in the Korean Peninsula is not an Option', Says Cuba at UN 22 de septiembre de 2017, 16:29United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said today that the war is not an option in the Korean peninsula, as it would represent a threat for millions of people. Cuba Calls Not to Politicize Incidents with US Diplomats 22 de septiembre de 2017, 16:27United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called today not to politicize the alleged incidents that would have affected US officials in Havana. Puerto Rico Reports 13 Deceased after Hurricane Maria 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:34San Juan, Sept 22(Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rossello reported today that preliminary evaluations show a figure of 13 deceased and around 700 rescued people due to floods after Hurricane Maria''s visit. Encouraging Signs for Transpacific Agreement 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:22Tokyo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Countries that are still committed to the Trans-Pacific Economic Cooperation Agreement (TPP) have made significant progress in this capital towards renegotiation of the pact and its eventual approval in November. China Insists on a Pacific Solution to Trump's Threats over DPRK 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:21Beijing, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) China insisted today on the search of a pacific solution to the nuclear issue of the Democratic Peoples'' Republic of Korea (DPRK) and rejected the recent threats of the American President Donald Trump of totally destroying that nation. Measures to Face Damages by Hurricane Maria in Cuban Eastern Region 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:14Guantanamo, Cuba, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) The Council of Provincial Defense adopts today measures in Cuban eastern province to diminish damages that could cause heavy rains and penetrations of the sea related to Hurricane Maria. Indian, Pakistani Army Seek to Reduce Border Tension 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:07New Delhi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) In an attempt to reduce tension military chiefs of India and Pakistan spoke by telephone on the recent escalation on the border between the two countries, causing a lot of deaths and injuries. North Korean President Assures to Make Trump's Pay for His Threats Pyongyang, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) ''I will make Donald Trump''s pay for his threats against the dignity of the Democratic Peoples''Republic of Korea (DPRK), assured today North Korean President Kim Jong Un in response to the statements of the American Head of State in the UN. PSG Striker Neymar Out for Montpellier Game With Foot Injury París, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina)Paris Saint-Germain says Neymar will miss Saturday''s French league match at Montpellier because of a right foot injury. Cuba Affirms at UN That Attempts to Destroy its Revolution Will Fail United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez affirmed today at the UN General Assembly that any attempt to destroy the Cuban Revolution will fail, in response to US President Donald Trump''s decision to intensify the blockade against the island. Pope Francis Receives Peru Soccer Jersey During Kuczynski's Visit Lima,Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) His Holiness Pope Francis received the Peruvian soccer jersey in a private meeting with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Austria May Boycott South Korean Olympics Over Security Fears Vienna,Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The 2018 Winter Games are scheduled to take place from February 9-25 in Pyeongchang, less than 100 kilometres away 80 kms from the border with North Korea. Sudan, South Sudan Sign New Agreement on Controversial Oil Khartoum, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Sudan and South Sudan signed two trade agreements, one of them to update the distribution of oil production and profits that are shared by both countries after their separation in 2011. Cloud of Pollutants Spreads Over Asia Washington, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from the United States and India have discovered the presence of a cloud of pollutant-containing aerosols over the Asian region, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) warned today. Syrian Army Captures New Settlements in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army advanced even further in the control of localities in the northeastern province of Deir Ezzor, by taking the villages of Halbia, Zalbia, and al-Qasabi, military sources reported. Cuba Ratifies Solidarity With Puerto Rico After Passage of Hurricane Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities and citizens ratified their solidarity with Puerto Rico today after the damages caused on that island of the Caribbean by Hurricane Maria. EU Calls for Second Conference to Support Syria Brussels, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will hold a second conference to support the future of Syria and its region in the spring of 2018, the European External Action Service (EEAS) confirmed today. Cuba Hosts Patria Grande Latin American Festival Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign bands are performing from today to October 5 on stages of this capital, as part of the fourth edition of the Patria Grande Latin American Festival. INRH Keeps Surveillance on Cuban Reservoirs Due to Hurricane Maria Guantanamo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Water Resources Institute (INRH) is currently monitoring the eastern reservoirs in view of Hurricane Maria´s path. Rescue Dog Titan Among the Heroes in Mexico Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Among the thousands and thousands of anonymous heroes who work tirelessly today in search of survivors of the September 19 earthquake is Titan, a German Shepherd trained for that purpose. Fukushima Nuclear Plant Management Company Loses Legal Claim Tokyo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) A Japanese federal court ordered Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to compensate citizens who left their homes for radiation after the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant during a tsunami in 2011. Scientists Discover the First Brainless Animal that Sleeps Washington, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cassiopea jellyfish shows signs of sleep, but unlike sleeping animals, they lack of central nervous system, according to a study by the California Institute of Technology in the United States. Cuba Regrets Vietnam's Losses Due to Typhoon Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has sent a message to the leaders and people of Vietnam that local press has been reproducing today to express the Cubans'' regret over the losses of this country after the passing of a powerful typhoon. Alleged Islamic State IT Expert Arrested in Spain Madrid, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish National Police arrested a man in the city of Mérida (Extremadura) for his alleged integration into the technological group of the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), the Interior Ministry reported. San Salvador Declaration Sets Forth Left-Wing Parliamentary Struggle San Salvador, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Declaration of San Salvador, signed by the leftist groups of Latin American and European parliaments, has today set forth several fronts for the global struggle against social inequality. Somali Gov't Reiterates Neutrality Over inter-Arab Conflict Mogadishu, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Somali central government criticized today the support expressed by three of the country''s states to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their conflict with Qatar. Colombia Former President of the Supreme Court in Prison Bogota, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) In what is considered here as a real scandal was sent today to prison the former president of the Supreme Court of Justice Francisco Ricaurte, for alleged involvement in a network of corruption. Cristiano, Messi and Neymar Named FIFA Best Finalists London, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7), Argentine Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar Jr. have been announced today as the three finalists to FIFA Best Men´s Player award in 2017. San Salvador Declaration Defines Struggle by Parliamentary Left San Salvador, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The San Salvador Declaration, signed by the left-wing benches of the Latin American and European parliaments, defines several fronts in the global struggle against social inequality. Cosmic Rays Arriving on Earth Are of Extragalactic Origin Washington Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Scientists confirmed for the first time that the highest-energy cosmic rays that arrive on the Earth come from outside the Milky Way, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reported today. UK Confirms Indictment of Terror Suspect London, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Metropolitan Police confirmed today the indictment of 18-year-old Ahmed Hassan for his involvement in a London subway bombing, as well as the release of 2 other suspects. Colombia in an Area of High Seismological Influence Bogota, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The tragedy caused by the earthquake that struck Mexico on Tuesday awakened here the alarms of a country with a high seismological influence. Dominican Republic Affected by Rains Santo Domingo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The rains linked to the passing of Hurricane Maria through the Dominican territory continue today and will extend through the weekend, the National Meteorological Office (ONAMET) reported. ECLAC Highlights Poverty Reduction in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, highlighted the progress of the Bolivarian Revolution''s social programs to reduce poverty in Venezuela. OPEC Monitors Oil Market after Agreement Vienna, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The ministerial meeting of OPEC countries and other big oil exporters started today its debates, in order to monitor the accomplishment of the pact to reduce pumping and value other alternatives to stabilize the market. Summit of Asia-Pacific Forum Already has Press Center Hanoi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition center of the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang could almost receive from today on the national and foreign journalists that will attend the Asia-Pacific Cooperation Forum (APEC). MORENA Suggests Using Electoral Funds for Victims in Mexico Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (also known as AMLO), will propose setting 50 percent of the election campaign expenses aside for earthquake survivors. Hotel Nacional, Best in Cuba for World Travel Award Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Hotel Nacional de Cuba was officially selected as the best in this country according to the 2017 World Travel Award, a radio report stated today confirming this condition, which it also achieved in previous years. Hurricane Irma Favors Cuban Reservoirs Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Despite the heavy damage of Hurricane Irma, Cuban authorities acknowledge today that the balance of positive factors includes the filling of reservoirs and water supply. Spain Reinforces Police Presence in Catalonia in Face of Referendum Madrid, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government announced today the deployment in Catalonia of more agents of the National Police and the Civil Guard to reinforce security in face of secessionist referéndum of October 1 in that region. Against the Clock, but Rescue Efforts in Mexico Will Not Stop By Orlando Oramas Leon Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Rescue efforts are continuing today in Mexico and will not stop,Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said. Turkey to Grant Citizenship to 50,000 Syrians Ankara, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities have begun a process to grant citizenship to about 50,000 Syrian citizens, said Sinan Guner, the manager of Interior Ministry General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs. Documentary 'Che Guevara, Birth of a Myth' Released in France By Luisa María González U.S. Blockade Against Cuba Strongly Condemned at the United Nations United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Russia, El Salvador, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Sao Tome and Principe, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Guinea Bissau strongly condemned the U.S. blockade against Cuba at the UN General Assembly. Biometric Identity Card Complicates Parliamentary Election in Lebanon Beirut, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The announced use of biometric identity cards has complicate the situation prior to the parliamentary election in Lebanon in May 2018, although that technical breakthrough might not be ready on that date. Cuba and France Willing to Continue Expanding Ties Paris, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Havana and Paris have confirmed the good state of the bilateral relations and the desire to continue expanding ties, the official of the Cuban Communist Party''s Central Committee, German Ferras, said today at the end of a visit. Israeli Jets Bombed International Airport of Damascus Damascus, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli jets have reportedly bombed Damascus International Airport last night. The Israeli missiles caused huge material damages at the facility, although no casualties have been so far reported, airport sources said today. Asia-Pacific for Using Technology to Face Natural Disasters Hanoi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Member countries of the Asia-Pacific Forum of Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreed to the urgent need of using science and technology in the prevention and dealing with natural disasters. Mexico Earthquake Death Toll Increases to 273 Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The death toll in the September 19´s Mexico earthquake has increased to at least 273, according to a preliminary result, as rescue efforts continue, mainly in Mexico City. Six Killed, 20 Injured in Indo-Pakistani Border Clash Islamabad, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) At least six Pakistani civilians, including four women, were killed and 20 others injured by Indian firing on new clashes along the common border, today announced official sources. Venezuelan President in Cuba to Deliver Donation Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is in Cuba, to deliver a donation that will help to compensate the damages caused on the island by Hurricane Irma. India, Pakistan Clash over Kashmir at UN New Delhi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) India and Pakistan clashed over the decades-old Kashmir dispute at the United Nations, where they engaged in mutual accusations of support for terrorism and the use of violence to achieve their ends. Kenya Sets Elections for October 26th Nairobi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya (IEBCK) set presidential elections for November 26th, instead of October 17th, as result of the annulment of August 8th elections. Earthquake Early Warning System to be Developed in Canada Ottawa, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Although the Canadian province of British Columbia implements an earthquake monitoring and early warning system, rising people''s awareness is key to mitigate damages. Judges from Ecuador-Peru To Coordinate Fight vs. Human Trafficking Lima, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Judges from Peru and Ecuador will hold today the 1st Bi-national Meeting on Human Trafficking, seeking to coordinate the fight against this serious scourge, said Peruvian organizers. Canada to Train Iraqi Soldiers for Bomb Disposal 22 de septiembre de 2017, 00:18Ottawa, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) A group of military engineers of the Canadian Arrmy are getting ready today to travel to Iraq to train the local security forces on roadside-bomb disposal. Cuba To Host International Symposium on Metrology Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Scholars, researchers and specialists in Metrology will gather in Havana to share and update experiences on the specialty in various regions of the world, said an official today. Investment Forum to be Held at FIHAV 2017 22 de septiembre de 2017, 00:16Havana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The 35th International Fair of Havana (FIHAV) 2017 will host the 2nd Investment Forum in Cuba, said official sources today. Venezuela Destroys 448,000 Fire Arms Caracas, Sep 21 (Perensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities have destroyed 448,000 fire arms as part of the National Disarmament Plan implemented by the Government, the Minister for Interior Relations, Justice and Peace, Nestor Reverol, reported today in this capital. Youths from the Americas Debate in Cuba on Communication Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Intellectuals from several countries debated today in Cuba on communication control by the large media monopolies and possible alternatives, during the 4th Meeting on Youths'' Thinking and Creation in the Americas. Brazilian Supreme Court Presents Lawsuit against Temer to Deputies Brasilia, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Supreme Court (STF) decided to present to the Chamber of Deputies the second lawsuit presented by the Brazilian former Attorney General Rodrigo Janot against President Michel Temer. Trump Announces New US Sanctions against DPRK Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump announced today new sanctions against the Democratic people''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), just two days after threatening at UN to destroy the Asian country. South Africa-Cuba to Strengthen Cooperation on Hydraulic Resources (+Photos) Pretoria, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Senior officials from South Africa and Cuba assess the broadening of a bilateral agreement for cooperation on hydraulic resources, seeking to increase the work of more than 30 Cuban specialists of this field in South Africa. American Airlines Come Back to Camaguey Camaguey, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) Normalization of meteorological conditions after Hurricane Irma allows today JetBLue, American Airlines and Ister Airways to resume their routes to the airport Ignacio Agramonte at the center-eastern city in Camaguey. Antigua & Barbuda Leader to Address Climate Change at UN Saint John, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Antigua and Barbuda''s Prime Minister, Gaston Browne, will speak today on climate change and its effects in the Caribbean before the United Nations General Assembly, official media reported. Haiti to Activate Defense Force to respond to Natural Disasters United Nations, Sep21 (Prensa Latina) Haitian President Jovenel Moise asserted today at the United Nations that a defense force specializing in responding to natural disasters will be activated after the country''s blue helmets leave next month. More Claims to UN to Demand the End of Blockade Against Cuba United Nations, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) More world leaders raised today their voices in the high level segment of the General Assembly of the United Nations to demand the lifting of the blockade imposed by the US to Cuba over 50 years ago. Cuba Promotes Local Production of Building Materials Havana, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) Local production of building materials covered huge importance after hurricanes´visit, and it is considered as a supplying source for own effort works, ACN reported today. Cuban MP Appreciates Salvadorian Solidarity In front of US Blockade San Salvador, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban MP Luis Morlote today highlighted the role of global solidarity in his country''s resistance to the US blockade, which has systematically violated human rights since 1962. Evo Morales Remembers Murder Anniversary of Chilean Former FM La Paz, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today recalled the 41st anniversary of the assassination in Washington of former Chilean foreign minister Orlando Letelier, the victim of a conspiracy by the intelligence leadership of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship. Russia and Cuba Reinforce Cooperation by Signing Agreements Moscow, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Cuba signed today a package of commercial and economic cooperation agreements in a ceremony in the capital´s hotel Presidente with the participation of dozens of representatives from both sides. Conflicts, Climate Change Hinder Hunger Reduction; FAO Rome,Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The persistence of conflicts and the climate impact hamper progress towards reducing hunger, although agricultural recovery in some regions could favor global supply, FAO warned today. Kenya's Presidential Elections Moved to Oct. 26 Nairobi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Kenya''s Electoral Commission (EC) said it has moved the date of the nation''s repeat presidential elections to October 26 Atletico Madrid Announces Diego Costa Comeback 21 de septiembre de 2017, 13:20Madrid, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Atletico Madrid announced the transfer of the striker Diego Costa who was in the English Chelsea although he highlighted that the agreement is pending the formalization of the contract between both clubs. CARICOM Acknowledges Regional Challenge to Hurricane Mary's Damages 21 de septiembre de 2017, 13:19Saint George, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) CARICOM President Keith Mitchell has stated today in Grenada that the Caribbean region has to face up a great challenge, following Hurricane Maria''s path. AARP Study Warns About the Health Bill Effect on the Elderly in USA 21 de septiembre de 2017, 13:15Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) An AARP study has warned that older North Americans could pay up to $16,174 a year for health care under the new Republican health bill. China-Stress on Belt and Road Initiative to Ensure Faster Growth 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:54Beijing,Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Senior leaders of China at the Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road, stressed the need for rapid materialisation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to ensure faster and sustainable economic growth of the countries included in the landmark network. UNICEF Urges Sri Lanka to Protect Early Childhood Development 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:39Colombo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) recommended Sri Lanka to adopt policies to support early childhood development if it is to build a knowledge-based economy. Cuba: Nuevitas Port Being Ready to Receive Cruise Ships 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:20Camagüey, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Becoming one of the main destinations for cruise ships to Cuba is a prime objective of Nuevitas Port, 80 kilometers from the central-eastern city of Camagüey. U.S. MIT Warns About Environmental Risks for Coming Decades 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:19Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has warned disastrous environmental aftermaths for about 10,000 years, even though the world could enter into unknown territory by 2100. CARICOM Congratulates Belize on the Anniversary of its Independence 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:17Georgetown, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The General Secretary of CARICOM, ambassador Irwin LaRocque congratulated today in Guyana the government and people of Belize for the 36 Anniversary of its independence. Karim Benzema Extends Real Madrid Contract to 2021 Madrid, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) The striker Karim Benzema expressed his desire to retire in Real Madrid C.F. after extending today his contract to 2021 with Real Madrid C.F. Vietnam to Measure the Sun it Receives to Convert It into Energy 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:12Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam Electricity Corporation will install five solar power stations in various parts of the country as part of a campaign to promote and develop renewable energy. Cuban Nursing Event Discusses on Excellence Care 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:11Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Congress of the Cuban Society of Nursing, Enfermeria 2017, is discussing here today interesting issues, among them the transformation of nursing through the science of care, by American Jean Watson. Montserrat Island Recoverinng After Passage of Hurricane Maria 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:10Plymouth, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The National Disaster Preparedness and Respond Advisory Committee (CANRPD) in Montserrat, British Overseas Territory, indicated today to start the recovery after Hurricane Maria. Venezuelan Strengthens Anti-Seismic Prevention Campaign Caracas, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Venezuelan Foundation for Seismological Research (FUNVISIS), Aura Fernandez, has affirmed today that this South American nation is nowadays strengthening a permanent campaign to downgrade population''s vulnerability to an earthquake. Pope Donates $ 150,000 to Help Earthquake Victims in Mexico Rome, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis sent 150,000 dollars to Mexico as part of a first donation to help populations affected by an earthquake of 7.1, which caused more than 200 deaths, the Vatican reported. Swedish Security Investigates Terrorists Threats Stockholm, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Swedish security services continue investigating today the terrorist threats in this capital, following the appearance in social networks of references to attacks of this type. EU to Consider New Tax Rules for Digital Economy Brussels, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) proposed that businesses with digital operations could soon be liable for taxes they do not currently pay. Cuba's Sugar Industry Works on Recovery after Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) After Hurricane Irma hit Cuba, the local sugar industry is prioritizing the sector''s recovery, including crops and machinery, at a good pace. Rio de Janeiro Gov't Requests Military Support Due to Violence Brasilia, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Rio de Janeiro''s governor, Luiz Fernando Pezao, announced today the request for a reinforcement in troops of the Armed Forces due to the wave of violence unleashed in the tourist capital of Brazil. Bolivia Launches Magazine to Honor Che Guevara La Paz, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Welfare has paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the presence of Ernesto Che Guevara in the South American nation, with the launch of the three ''Octubre'' magazine lastest issue. Red Cross and Red Crescent in Southeast Asia Coordinate Actions Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders from Southeast Asian countries shared today ideas in this capital to agree on some of the most pressing problems that the region faces. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Undergoes Computer Hacking Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that its computer system had been hacked last year, providing the attackers with private information that could have been exploited for trading, according to press reports released today. Environmental Damage Caused by Hurricane Irma in Cuba Assessed Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The scourge of Hurricane Irma in the Cuban province of Sancti Spíritus also left serious environmental damages in the biodiversity of protected important landscapes of this territory, experts say. Spanish Government Assures Neutralization of Referendum in Catalonia Madrid, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government assured the neutralization of the unilateral referendum on self-determination, called for October 1 in Catalonia, after several police and judicial raids against its organization. Cuba Favors Nuclear Use in Development and Environmental Protection Vienna, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended the efforts and resources to use nuclear energy in favor of development and environmental protection, as one of the priorities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Court Blames Kenyan Electoral Commission for Vote Annulment Nairobi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Kenyan Supreme Court today blamed the Electoral Commission (CNE) for canceling the results of the last August 8 general elections, triggering a lawsuit by opposition candidate Raila Odinga. Iraqi Troops Launch Final Attack Against DAESH Positions Baghdad, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi troops began the final attack on the positions of the Islamic State or Daesh in the city of Al-Hawija today, announced Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi. China Holds Forum on Protecting World's Ancient Civilizations Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China is hosting today an international forum that seeks to promote cooperation and exchange among countries and global institutions to protect the cultural heritage of ancient civilizations. Asia-Pacific Debate on How to deal with Natural Disasters Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) About 200 experts and officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries today share ideas in the central Vietnamese city of Vinh on regional cooperation to face the risks of natural disasters. Over 30 Quake Aftershocks in Mexico Mexico, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The National Seismological Service (SSN) has recorded 34 aftershocks of 7,1-magnitude quake on the Richter scale, which occurred on September 19 in the Morelos and Puebla boundaries. WTO Forecasts Growth of World Trade in 2017 Geneva, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Global trade will grow 3.6 percent in 2017, compared to 2.4 forecast last April, if the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) keeps the estimate growth of 2.8 percent, said today the WTO. US Blockade to Cuba Condemned at Euro-Lat Assembly San Salvador, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Senator Roberto Requiao reiterated today his demand to the parliamentarians of Europe and Latin America to repudiate the upsurge of the US blockade against Cuba, despite world rejection. Cuba Rejects at UN Manipulation of Human Rights Issue Geneva, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador at UN headquarters in Geneva, Pedro Luis Pedroso, has rejected the manipulation for political purposes and double standards in dealing with human rights issues, diplomatic sources said today. Trans Pacífic Pact Decides its Destiny in Japan Tokyo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The countries still committed with the Trans Pacific Pact of Economic Cooperation (TPP) will resume today in Japan maneuvers to refloat the pact, torpedoed by Donald Trump just after assuming the presidency of the United States. Turkey, Iran and Iraq Warn of Measures Against Kurdistan Referendum Ankara, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Iraq held a meeting to take coordinated measures against the Kurdish plans to hold the referendum, the Hurriyet daily reported. China Launches World's Fastest Bullet Train Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China has launched the world''s fastest bullet train today by boosting the maximum speed from 300 to 350km/h zipping from Beijing to Shanghai. Kurdistan to Approve Referendum on Independence Despite Rejection Erbil, Iraq, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The head of the independent high commission for the plebiscite, Mohamed Hendrin, confirmed that the referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan will be held next Monday, despite regional and international rejection. Russia to Strike Back U.S.-Backed Attacks in Syria Moscow, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate. UNESCO Warns of International Learning Crisis Paris, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO warned today that 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are failing to achieve basic knowledge in reading and mathematics, highlighting a crisis in learning. Syrian Army Controls 85 Percent of Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army and allied forces, which are now controlling the 85 percent of Deir ez-Zor''s territory, continue fighting IS terrorists, military sources said. Mexico Thanks to the International Community Support Mexico, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico expressed its gratitude for the humanitarian aid sent by the international community, after the September 19''s earthquake, according to a statement from the Secretariat of the Foreign Ministry (SRE). Colombia Sends Aid to People Affected by Hurricane in Cuba Bogota, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Colombia has sent about 15 tons of humanitarian aid to the affected people in Cuba as a result of Hurricane Irma. Pakistan's Army Chief Ratifies Death Penalty against Four Terrorists 21 de septiembre de 2017, 08:32Islamabad, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s Army Chief Qamar Jawed Bajwa has ratified death penalty against four men convicted in military courts for committing several terrorist acts, today reported the body. World Leaders Demand in UN End of U.S. Blockade Against Cuba United Nations, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Latin American, Caribbean, African and Asian leaders have called for an end to the U.S. blockade against Cuba at the UN General Assembly, which is today holding its third day. India Could Exceed its Renewable Energy Development Goals New Delhi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) India could exceed its goal of installing 175 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2022, partly helped by falling prices to produce it, today considered its government. Indian Newspaper Criticizes Trump's Threats to Bury Iran's Deal New Delhi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s threats to bury Iran''s deal undermine the fight for nuclear non-proliferation and multilateral mechanisms, today warned The Hindu. Pakistan Insists on Holding SAARC Summit Islamabad, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s government insists today to host the 19th Summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), suspended in November last year by a boycott of several members led by India. International Law Congress 2017 to be Held in Cuba Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will hold the International Law Congress 2017 from September 27th to 29th seeking to discuss the points of view of law conflicts and their alternatives, as well as the varied approaches of the law. 4th Festival of Latin American Music Patria Grande to be Held in Cuba Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Groups from Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador and Colombia will perform from September 22nd to October 1st at plazas in Havana, as part of the Festival of Latin American Music Patria Grande, said today organizers. Northeastern Territory Gets Ready for Tourism Event Holguin, Cuba, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The northeastern Cuban territory, which includes the provinces of Holguin and Guantanamo, is preparing to host the XI International Nature Tourism Event (Turnat 2017) from September 26 to 30. Singapore to Create Computing Security Academy Singapore, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Singapore will create a new computer security academy for the training of the personnel of that area, in order to face the growing cyber threats, announced official sources today. It's Dominican Republic's Time to Face Maria's Wrath Santo Domingo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Maria is now beginning to spread its destructive winds, flooding rain and storm-surge into the northeastern Dominican Republic as it is gaining strength after leaving Puerto Rico in a calamitous state. Colombia Rejects Economic Sanctions against Venezuela 20 de septiembre de 2017, 18:02New York, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin objected today in this city the implementation of economic sanctions against Venezuela, a strategy defended by the White House. Bolivia Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Cuba for Hurricane Victims 20 de septiembre de 2017, 17:55Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Government delivered today in this capital 10 tons of humanitarian aid, including plumbing materials, clothes, shoes, rice, water and wheat flour for the Cuban victims of hurricane Irma. German Chancellor Criticizes Trump's North Korea Threats 20 de septiembre de 2017, 17:54Berlin, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) German chancellor Angela Merkel condemned today the threats and the military approach posed by US President Donald Trump against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), while calling for peaceful solutions. Curfew Imposed in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria 20 de septiembre de 2017, 17:44San Juan, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rico''s Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced a nightly curfew from 18:00 to 06:00 local time as off tonight till Saturday morning, as the island lost power completely and there''s widespread destruction. UN: Israel Does Not Want Peace or Two-State Solution, Says Palestine 20 de septiembre de 2017, 16:56United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said today at the United Nations that Israel does not want peace or the two-State solution. Progressive Recovery of Cuban Agriculture after Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban agriculture is recovering progressively after the damage by hurricane Irma, with a view to meet the population''s essential need for food, an official source asserted today. Luis Puig Denounces CIA Involvement in Espionage Acts in Uruguay 20 de septiembre de 2017, 16:22Montevideo, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) As part of the inquiries carried out in Uruguay by an Investigation Commission on acts of espionage in the democratic period, the Frente Amplio deputy Luis Puig denounced alleged involvement of the CIA in these actions. Hurricane Maria with Decreasing Strength, but Still Dangerous 20 de septiembre de 2017, 16:21Washington, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) After hitting Puerto Rico, the strength of hurricane Maria decreased but it is still a category-4 storm on the Saffir Simpson scale, said today the National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the United States. Guyana Urges UN To Stop US Blockade Against Cuba 20 de septiembre de 2017, 16:18United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Guyana''s President David Granger demanded today the cessation of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba during the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly. Evo Morales Reaffirms Fight Against US Interference in the Region 20 de septiembre de 2017, 15:56La Paz, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales reaffirmed today the fight against the intentions of the United States to interfere in the region and ratified that the peoples of the world will avoid foreign interference. Mexican Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 225 20 de septiembre de 2017, 15:55By Orlando Oramas Leon Electrical Recovery Continues In Cuban Region Damaged by Irma Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The recovery of the electrical system, seriously deteriorated by Hurricane Irma, allows in the western Cuban province of Matanzas that 96 percent of customers have the vital service today. Puerto Rico Requests that Washington Declares It Disaster Area 20 de septiembre de 2017, 15:03San Juan, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosello requested US President Donald Trump today to declare this Caribbean island under U.S. colonial rule as disaster area, as a consequence of the devastation caused by hurricane Maria. Democratic Congo to Ensure Security to Displaced Burundians 20 de septiembre de 2017, 14:47Kinshasa, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) will guarantee the security of 1,500 Burundian refugees in the eastern town of Kamanyola from today. Canada: Immigration Fraud Investigation Continues in British Columbia Ottawa, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) continues to probe criminal activities of fake immigration consultants who deceived over 1,600 undocumented people for over five years Cuban Pianist Frank Fernandez to Give Concert in Bellas Artes Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist Frank Fernandez announced today that he will offer a concert at the National Museum of Fine Arts in this Caribbean country on September 23. Togo to Hold Referendum to Decide on Constitutional Change Lome, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Togo is to hold a referendum on a bill to limit presidential terms to two after it failed to win approval in parliament due to a boycott by opposition lawmakers, a regional publication reported today. FC Barcelona Takes Stand on Catalonian Political Situation Barcelona, Spain, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Football Club Barcelona publicly expressed today its support to all persons, entities and Catalonian institutions, on the political situation in Catalonia concerning the independentist referéndum of next October 1. Frog Species Change Color During Orgies, Study Says 20 de septiembre de 2017, 13:24Washington, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Males of at least 178 frog species undergo a temporary color change during their mating season, scientists from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Macquaire University in Australia said today. EU-Canada Agreement to Take Effect Tomorrow 20 de septiembre de 2017, 13:22Brussels, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Canada''s trade agreement, known as CETA, will enter into force on a provisional basis as a monitoring tool tomorrow, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said today. World Council of Credit Unions Activates Caribbean Relief Fund 20 de septiembre de 2017, 13:13Bridgetown, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) activated today a Caribbean Relief Fund in Barbados to support members affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Angola LNG Signs Agreement with UK Glencore Company Luanda, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Angola LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) has signed a multi-year contract to supply the British Trading House Glencore, news sources confirmed today. Ecuador Calls to Defend the Amazon at United Nations 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:55By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Overflowing Rivers Cause Deaths in Eastern Congo Kinshasa, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains that hit eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo have isolated several villages in which there were a dozen fatalities, official sources informed here today. EU Mourns Deaths in Mexico and Offers Aid After Earthquake Brussels, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has today offered its support to Mexican authorities and mourned the deaths of more than 200 people, as well as the serious damage caused by an earthquake measuring of 7.1 degrees on the Richter scale. The Number of Detainees for Attack in London Rises to Five 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:27London, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) British police reported today the arrest of two other men by the explosion on Friday in a subway of London, bringing the total number of arrests for the attack to 5. Many Countries to Attend Bolivian International Fair Expocruz 2017 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:18La Paz, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Representations from Latin America, Europe, and Asia will participate in the international fair Expocruz 2017, in which they foresee today an economic movement superior to the 100 million dollars. At Least 23 Women Mysteriously Killed in Uganda 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:14Kampala, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) After another body of a woman was found dumped in a bush in Nkumba village, the recently murdered women increased to 23 in Uganda. UEFA Approved Nations League Tournament for 2018 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:06Geneva, Switzerland, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) approved today the launch of Nations League, a controversial new competition that aims at improving the quality and prestige of national teams. Alleged Baffling Acoustic Attacks in Cuba Described As Absurd 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:01Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The story of allegedly baffling acoustic attacks in Cuba against U.S. diplomats, broadcast in international media but termed absurd by several experts, continues today starting to wag in this Caribbean nation. Venezuela Signs Treaty on Ban of Nuclear Weapons Caracas, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Wednesday signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted on July 7 to prohibit and eliminate that kind of armament. Second Group of Cuban Medical Professionals Arrives in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Six other Cuban medical professionals of a group of 17 who will start working in Vietnam this year arrived in this capital on Wednesday, as part of a common decision to increase cooperation in that field. Kenya's Supreme Court Considers Presidential Elections as Fraudulent Nairobi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Kenya''s Supreme Court revealed today that the Electoral Commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta as the president of Kenya, without counting more than 10,000 polling stations. Antigua and Barbuda Lightly Hammered by Hurricane Maria Saint John, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Antigua and Barbuda has reported slight damage today after Hurricane Maria brushed this Caribbean islands. ISRO-NASA Team Confirms Presence of Aerosol Layer Over Asia New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The aerosol layer that every year appears during the monsoon season is contaminated and may affect the global climate, warned a study of special agencies in India and the United States. Syria Denounces That Zionist Plan Tries to Undermine Sovereignty Damascus, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The difficult situation in Syria, a country that has been plunged into an armed conflict since 2011, is due to a Zionist-colonial plan that seeks to destroy national sovereignty and independence, stated a government source today. Thousands March Against Corruption in Guatemala Guatemala, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Guatemalans are ralling in the capital since early today in response to the call for political and social organizations to a national march against corruption. Panama Rescues Human Trafficking Victims Panama, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 150 victims of human trafficking were rescued in Panama so far this year, thanks to the joint efforts of the Public Prosecutor''s Office and security forces, was released here today. Spanish Civil Guard Raids Venues of Catalonian Government Madrid, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Civil Guard raided today several venues of the Catalonian government looking for documents related to the Independence referéndum that region pretends to carry out October 1st to separate itself from this European nation. Cuba Signs Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty at UN United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has signed here today the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, during the opening ceremony of the integration to the multilateral instrument. Iran to Change its Policy if US Breaks Nuclear Commitments Tehran, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hasan Rohani said that if the United States violates its nuclear pact commitments, Iran will make changes to its policy, Hispantv reports. Hurricane Maria Destroys Puerto Rico San Juan, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The fall of the only weather radar in Puerto Rico, located in the Sierra of Cayey, is one of the most serious affections occurred so far in this state due to the passage of Hurricane Maria. With Catastrophic Force, Hurricane Maria is Pounding Puerto Rico San Juan, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria batters Puerto Rico with force not seen in its modern history with winds over 250 kms/h and dangerous storm surges, after destroying Dominica where 90 percent of buildings are destroyed. Messi Leads 17 Latin Americans Among Nominees to Ideal XI Hoofddorp, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine star Lionel Messi is today leading 17 Latin American footballers who are included among 55 candidates for the season''s ideal XI, FIFPro prize-winners of the International Federation of Professional Footballers. Russian Company Begins Construction of Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey Ankara, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian state-owned atomic energy company (ROSATOM) has begun the reconditioning work on the site of the first nuclear power station in Turkey will be located, according to Sabah newspaper. International Exhibition for Syria Reconstruction Begins in Damascus Damascus, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) More than 160 companies from 23 countries are taking part in the international exhibition ''Reconstruction of Syria,'' which will take place until September 23rd in Damascus, the organizers said. UN Declares Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Open for Signature United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has declared open today the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons for signature, an instrument that will come into force once 50 States ratify. Lebanese and Israeli Armies to Meet with UN Representative Beirut, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese and Israeli high-ranking officials have discussed with the Head of the UN Interim Force for Lebanon (UNIFIL) issues closely related to UN resolutions to keep peace on the common border. Indian Government Intensifies Fight against Cybercrime New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government is today considering measures to deal with the growing number of cybercrimes, which in the last three years exceeded 144,000. 32 Children Bodies Found at Collapsed School in Mexico City Mexico, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) 32 primary school children and two teachers were found dead today from a school reduced to rubble in southeastern Mexico City, which collapsed after being shaken by of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which yesterday struck the center of the country. Cuba Hosts 2017 Nursing Event Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Congress of the Cuban Society of Nursing, Enfermeria 2017, has begun today in this capital with the participation of delegates from some 15 countries engaged in the debate and reflection on the practice of that profession. Syrian Army Sets Up Humanitarian Corridors for Civilians in Deir Ezzo Damascus, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) In order to protect civilians fleeing from Daesh-controlled regions in the northeastern province of Deir Ezzor, Syrian Army has today set up humanitarian corridors in such a de-escalation zone. One Indian Soldier, Two Radicals Killed in Border Clashes New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) An Indian soldier was shot dead by Pakistani troops in the troubled Kashmir region as New Delhi forces killed two militants trying to infiltrate from the neighboring country. Mexico Injured, But Fighting for Life After Earthquake By Orlando Oramas Leon Mexico, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) In aftermath of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, Mexico suffered this morning quake aftershocks, but the solidarity of its citizens and the deployment of soldiers and rescuers and volunteers continue their rescue efforts and fight for life. Cuba's Blockade Receives Condemnations at UN General Assembly United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia and Costa Rica have rejected the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba during the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly, a forum that is entering its second day today. India Reiterates Support for Palestinian Cause New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) India reaffirmed its commitment to the Palestinian cause during a ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), according to reports released today in this capital. Cuba Reiterates in US that Strictly Meets Diplomatic Protection Washington, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated its strict compliance with its obligations regarding the protection of diplomats at the sixth meeting of the Bilateral Commission with the United States held in this capital. Brazil and the Coup d'Etat a Year Later Por Moisés Pérez MokBrasilia (Prensa Latina) Shortly before leaving the Planalto Palace, Brazil''s constitutional president Dilma Rousseff warned that the coup plotters ''are going to imprison state institutions to place them at the service of the most radical economic liberalism and social backwardness.'' FAO Calls for Sustainable Management of Forests Rome, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Forests represent an important way to fight against climate change, thus FAO calls for taking care and managing them in a sustainable way. The World Runs Out of Antibiotics, Says WHO Geneva, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a research that the world is running out of antibiotics to cure infections, due to the lack of investment in researches to fight resistant bacteria. Puerto Rico next on Hurricane Maria's Demolishing Path San Juan, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) After lashing at Dominica and battering again the Leeward Islands, hurricane Maria is making landfall on Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning. Preliminary Death Toll after Mexican Earthquake Reaches Seven Ciudad de México, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) At least seven dead people was the result of the earthquake that hit today the Mexican capital and the authorities expect an increase in this number. Jamaica Willing to Help Dominica after Devastation Left by Maria Kingston, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed his government''s willingness to help Dominica after being devastated yesterday night by the Hurricane Maria, category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. FIFA Suspends Caribbean Football Union President Zurich, 19 sep (PL) The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced today the six-year-suspension sanction to the president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), Gordon Derrick, for violating the ethical code of the institution. Cuba: Young Artists from Lat Am and Caribbean Attend Event in Havana Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Young artists from almost 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean currently tackle the links they share in cultural and artistic production as part of the 4th Meeting on Thought and Creation of Young People in the Americas. Spanish Parliament Denies Support to Govt on Catalonian Secessionism Madrid, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Parliament rejected today a proposal by the liberal Party Ciudadanos (Citizens) that tried to support the rigid performance by the conservative Government of Mariano Rajoy to hinder the pro-independence referendum in Catalonia on October 1. Jailed Peruvian Ex-President Humala Faces New Judicial Defeat Lima, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Ex-President Ollanta Humala faced a new defeat, after a court rejected an habeas corpus against his 18-month preventive detention, which he has been serving since July, due to an investigation into supposed money laundering. Buildings Collapse Due to Strong Earthquake in Mexico Mexico, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake occurred today in central Mexico and this capital city made various buildings collapse, indicate preliminary reports. President Trump Used UN to Threaten to Unleash War, Says US Senator Washington, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein warned today that US President Donald Trump used his speech at the United Nations (UN) to threaten to unleash a war, instead of fostering peace and global cooperation. Bolivia, Russia Sign Contract to Build Nuclear Facility La Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Agency for Nuclear Energy (ABEN) and the State Institute of Specialized Design of the Russian State Corporation (Rosatom) today signed a contract to build the Center for Research and Development of Nuclear Technology. New Corruption Case Affects Former Peruvian President's Environment Lima, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) A new corruption case affected today former Peruvian President Alan García''s environment, after a Spanish newspaper revealed that former oil official Miguel Atala received 900,000 dollars from the Brazilian company Odebrecht. Brazilian President Calls for Reform of UN Security Council United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer reiterated here today his demand for a reform of the United Nations Security Council during his speech at the 72nd session of the General Assembly. Venezuela Repudiates Trump's Speech at UN Caracas, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan press repudiated the speech delivered today by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, at the United Nations, where he attacked sovereign countries. Santos to Trump: No Support for US Military Intervention in Venezuela New York, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday told his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, that Latin America would not support a military intervention in Venezuela. Namibia Celebrates World Solidarity Day with Venezuela Windhoek, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Embassy in Namibia organized a solidarity forum in this capital coinciding with the international conference that will end today in Caracas, under the motto We are all Venezuela. Colombian Authorities Proposed Referendum for Justice Reform Bogota, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The idea of a referendum to reform justice is defended here today by Colombian authorities. Bolivian Truth Commission to Access Foreign Ministry's Files La Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Truth Commission, which is today studying the events that took place during the dictatorships in the country, will have access to the Central Historical Archive and the Foreign Ministry''s Library, Raquel Lara said. FMLN Demands to Probe Arena's Illegal Election Campaign San Salvador, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) has today demanded actions against the illegally electoral campaign by the Arena party, as well as a probe into corruption allegations against this oligarchic organization. Virgin Islands in Alarm due to Proximity of Hurricane Maria Road Town, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in the British Virgin Islands declared today a curfew for the entire area due to the proximity of the destructive Hurricane Maria when they still feel the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. UN Debates Must Focus on Peace, Miroslav Lajcak Says United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) United Nations General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak said today at the 72nd Session that peace and the prevention of conflicts should be the focus the UN work. Homicides Continue Rising in Costa Rica San Jose, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) About 414 people have been killed in 2017, 23 more than in the same period of 2016, according to statistics from the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) released today in this capital. Bolivia Sends Humanitarian Aid to Cuba after Hurricane Irma Por Pedro RiosecoLa Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government is set today to send 10 tons of humanitarian aid to Cuba on a Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft belonging to the Bolivian Air Force in order to help the island to recover from the huge damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Dominica Seeks International Help after Hurricane Maria Roseau, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Dominica''s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has requested international assistance today to palliate the damage caused by Hurricane Maria and to rescue those trapped and ensure that the wounded receive medical care. Kenyan Community Calls Secessionist Referendum Nairobi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) A Kenyan community submitted a request to the Supreme Court to hold a separatist referendum in one of the communities in the region, including a lawsuit for damages from the United Kingdom, it was reported here today. We Are All Venezuela, People Say in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) While Caracas prepared to hold an anti-imperialist march today in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution, thousands of miles away, in the capital of heroic Vietnam, other voices rose to proclaim that We are all Venezuela. Puerto Rico to Face 'a Very Powerful Event' with Hurricane Maria San Juan, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rico will be facing ''a very powerful event'' with Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello said, urging people with no safe houses to stay in the shelters available. African Presidents Repeate Commitment to Eradicating Child Marriage Kampala, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Zambia, Edgar Lungu; Uganda, Yoweri Museveni and Malawi, Peter Mutharika, expressed their commitment to supporting the efforts to eradicate child marriage in Africa by 2030, local press reported today. More than 900 Missing Women Found Dead in Mexico Mexico, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) About 921 women reported missing in three years have been found dead in one of Mexico''s 32 federal states, according to records from the Ministry of the Interior released today. Uruguayan ex Military admitted Systematic Espionage Practices Montevideo, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Retired Uruguayan military officials admitted to the Parliamentary Investigation Commission that systematic espionage practices were carried out on political parties, social organizations and trade unions during the democratic period, reported the media today. Venezuela Faces Increasing Economic Aggression Caracas, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Local authorities have arrested two individuals, a Venezuelan and a Colombian, when they were transporting over Bs $82m, the local currency, confirmed today by Major General Sergio Rivero Marcano, commander of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB). Peace, Disarmament, Climate Change, Goals of Guterres Speech at UN United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres intervened today in the installation of the high-level segment of the General Assembly, where he advocated for peace, nuclear disarmament, and attention to climate change. Cuba to Receive More International Aid after Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Three aircraft from Japan, Bolivia and Colombia will arrive in Cuba today with humanitarian aid for those affected by Hurricane Irma, a powerful meteor that recently hit the Caribbean island. Young Creators of the Americas Gather in Cuba Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Artists and intellectuals from 16 countries in the region exchange ideas from today until next September 22 in Cuba, at the 4th Meeting of Young Thought and Creation in the Americas. FAO, ITU Seek to Support Innovation in Agriculture Rome, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) FAO and ITU signed a document to support innovation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in agriculture. Thousands March Against Corruption in Guatemala Guatemala, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The University of San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC), companies, schools, peasant and indigenous organizations have called for a joint national march to demand the purge of the Congress. Iran Warns of Consequences of Nuclear Deal Breach Tehran, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hasan Rohani warned of the consequences of a breach of the nuclear pact sealed between Iran and the Group 5+1, in statements to US television station CNN released today in this capital. UNESCO Director Condemns Journalist Murder in Honduras Paris, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Unesco''s director-general Irina Bokova today condemned the assassination in Honduras of journalist Carlos William Flores and called on local authorities to investigate the crime to prosecute those responsible. Venezuelan Process Sheltered by Peace By Luis Beaton Hurricane Maria Affects French Caribbean Islands Paris, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria has hit the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, located in the Caribbean Sea, in the last few hours, and it is heading today towards the territories of St. Barts and St. Martin. Ukraine: Population Reduction Record in Eight Months Kiev, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ukrainian population fell by 128,500 people in the first eight months of this year, according to data from the official statistics service of this nation, known today in this capital. Bolivia Central Bank Increases International Reserves La Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Net International Rerserves (NIR) of the Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB) exceed today the 10.3 billion dollars, for an increase of 2.2 percent in deposits of foreign currency during the first half of the year. ASEAN Approves Vietnam's Proposal on Inclusive Development Manila, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) has granted a resolution today on a proposal of Vietnam to build an economic community of equitable and inclusive development in the region. Syrian Army Fights Back Terrorist Offensive in Hama Province Damascus, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army has fought back against a major terror attack in the north of the central province of Hama, seizing equipment and several heavy weapons, according to military sources. Base Fish, Star of the Aquiculture Fair in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The tra or base, a fish whose export in Vietnam is valued in over 1.5 billion dollars per year, will be the star of a great aquiculture fair to be held in this capital at the beginning of October. Scientists Defend Reducing Ocean Plastic Pollution London, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Scientists of the British universities of Plymouth and Surrey presented a report, published today, in favor of reducing the threats by ocean plastic pollution. UN Confirms that Near 130 Leaders will Attend High-level Forum United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Secretariat said that 90 heads of State and 39 heads of Government will participate in the high-level period of the General Assembly, which will hold its forum from September 19th to 25th. Cuba: Hotels in Camaguey Reopen after Hurricane Irma's Onslaught Camaguey,Cuba, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Roc Santa Lucia hotel hosted today the first foreign clients after Hurricane Irma''s onslaught on September 9th in the tourist resort, the main tourist center in this central-eastern province of Cuba. FIFA Delegation to Visit Cuba Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) A high level delegation from the International Foootball (Soccer) Federation (FIFA) will visit Cuba this week, said official sources Monday. Blood of African Migrants in Europe Contaminated Madrid, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The blood of African migrants arriving in Europe is contaminated with toxic metals because of the technological trash sent to Africa by developed countries, said a study by magazine Environmental Pollution. As Category 5, Hurricane Maria Pounded Dominica San Juan, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria with a pounding force of Category 5 storm, the highest in the Saffir-Simpson scale, hammered Dominica by midnight while hitting, too, nearby islands of the eastern Caribbean. Hurricane Maria Reaches Category Four Washington, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria reaches the dangerous category four in the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported today in its last bulletin. Militia Takes Control of Somali Central Site Mogadishu, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Somali militia Al Shabab currently controls the central city of Kalabeir after an attack on the military base that left six soldiers killed. Germany: Ultra Rightwing Candidate Reasserts Admiration for Nazism Berlin, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Six days ahead the election in Germany, Alexander Gauland, a candidate for Federal Chancellor for the Right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), reasserted his admiration for the Nazi army, while his political party gains support among voters . El Salvador Tightens Security and Reinforces Patrolling San Salvador, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Salvador Sanchez Ceren, president of El Salvador, announced today an increase in the police work in this capital, by means of a security system to guarantee peace in San Salvador. Peace in Syria will Lead to Refugees' Return, Says Russian Minister Moscow, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) ''The creation of peace areas and the boost for the political process in Syria set up conditions for the safe return of refugees from Lebanon,'' said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. Cuban Top Minister at UN: Cuba Stands Strong after Hurricane Impact United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez asserted today at UN that his country was making progress in the recovery from the impact of hurricane Irma and that it would not leave any of the affected people to their fate. Maldonado's Brother Criticizes Operation in Indigenous Community Buenos Aires, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Sergio Maldonado, brother of Argentinean disappeared young man Santiago Maldonado, hardly questioned the operation started Monday by security forces in Mapuche indigenous territory and regarded this as ''a media clowning.'' Puerto Rico Declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Maria San Juan, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosello declared this country in state of emergency today due to the Hurricane Maria, which is expected to be ''more devastating than Irma''. Argentinean Students Take Over Colleges in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Students from more than 30 secondary schools in Buenos Aires are now protesting against the educational reform and are peacefully taking over the schools as a measure of force. Cuban Dance Troupe to Open Dancing Festival in Russia Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ballet troupe Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (DCC) confirmed Monday that it will open the 2017 edition of the Russian International Dance Inversion Festival in Moscow on September 25, by an invitation by prestigious Russian Bolshoi and Stanivslaski Theaters respectively. Cuban Vice-President Highlights Recovery after Irma Hurricane Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice-President Ramiro Valdés said today that the country is advancing in the recovery phase, after being severely affected by Hurricane Irma along the north coast of the country. Homeland Festivities Boost Nicaragua's Tourism Sector Managua, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The tourism sector of Nicaragua is showing a renewed momentum after the country festivities motivate a significant movement of travelers to different destinations in the country. Guterres Describes Bureaucracy as Major Enemy for United Nations United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today that fighting bureaucracy is the focus of the efforts to reform the organization Bachelet to Travel to United Nations This Week Santiago de Chile, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz said today that he will travel to New York in the next few hours, where he will meet the President of the Republic, Michelle Bachelet. ANC Calls Anti-Imperialist March for Venezuela and the World Caracas, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The president of the International Relations Committee of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Adan Chavez, has called an international anti-imperialist march tomorrow to defend the sovereignty of Venezuela and the peoples of the world. Restoration of Water Supply Benefits 25,000 Cubans Affected by Irma Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 25,000 residents in this central Cuban city benefit today from the restoration of the pipeline that supplies water to the southern part of the city, interrupted after Hurricane Irma hit the country. WHO Negotiates Anti-Cholera Vaccination Campaign in Yemen Geneva, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 680 suspected cases of cholera have been reported in Yemen, the World Health Organization (WHO), which is negotiating with the Yemeni government to start a vaccination campaign, said today. Dominican Ship Arrives in Cuba with Humanitarian Aid Irma's Victims Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) A ship from the Dominican Republic''s Navy arrived in this capital today laden with a humanitarian aid to help Cubans during the recovery works after Hurricane Irma hit the country. Evo Morales Recalls Cuban Hero Jose Marti's Struggle and Example La Paz, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today recalled the example and struggles of Cuban hero Jose Marti, when referring to the anniversary of his arrest in Havana in 1879. More than 2,000 Aftershocks following Earthquake in Mexico Mexico, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) There has been more than 2,000 aftershocks following the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Oaxaca and other Mexican states, Oaxaca governor Alejandro Murat said today. The emergency in Oaxaca has passed, but aftershocks of the huge tremor that caused nearly a hundred dead and great destruction continue, Murat said in a television interview. FARC Denounces Misleading Information Campaign in Colombia Bogota, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) FARC''s new party has denounced what it described as a systematic misleading information and discredit campaign against it on Colombian media. We Live in a World of Unacceptable Inequality, Guterres Said at UN United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned today that the world is living in an unacceptable and unsustainable scenario of inequality, which must be reversed urgently with the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Panama Black Weekend Closes with 50-Million-Dollar Profits Panama, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) After a weekend of ''super offers'' in the main shopping centers of the country, Panama Black Weekend closed with profits that exceeded 50 million dollars, it was reported here today. Bolivian President Urges to Relaunch Paris Agreement La Paz, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has called today through his Twitter account to relaunch the Paris Agreement in the face of the growing dangers in the world as a result of climate change. Communist Party of China to Reform Statutes at 19th Congress Beijing, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of China (CPCh) said today that it plans to introduce some changes in the statutes during its 19th Congress, scheduled for October 18 to 28, to promote the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics. Turkey Starts Military Drills on Iraqi Border Ankara, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s armed forces have stepped up some pressure on the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (GRK), as it started military drills on the Iraqi border. Hurricane Maria Approaches the Lesser Antilles Washington, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The islands of the Lesser Antilles are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Maria today, which could gain strength and cause considerable damage, according to a report from the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). UN Debates on Its Complex Reform United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The complex issue of the UN reform is today focusing on a high-level forum of this organization, an event promoted by the United States that apparently dozens of nations will be unable to attend to. Syria Rebuilds with Vision of Future By Oscar Bravo Fong (*) Damascus, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) As the Syrian Army and its allies reconquer territories from the extremist organizations, the government, through millionaire investments, makes it possible to rebuild damaged infrastructures in the midst of a bloody armed conflict. Dominican Ministry Activates Hurricane Emergency Committee Santo Domingo, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) has activated as of today the Emergencies Committee as a result of the possible passing of Hurricane Maria through the country, media reported. Chilean Muralist 'Mono' González Inaugurates Work in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Considered a sort of cultural ambassador of his country, the famous Chilean muralist Alejandro ''Mono'' González inaugurated today in a busy avenue of this capital an allegorical work to the struggles of the Vietnamese people. France Installs Bulletproof Glass Wall around Eiffel Tower Paris, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Preparations to install a bulletproof glass wall around the Eiffel Tower has begun today at the monument, admired as one of the most visited places worldwide. Lavrov and Tillerson Meet to Discuss Situation in Syria and Ukraine Moscow, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov and his U.S. counterpart, Rex Tillerson, have held an informal meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to deal with the current situation in Syria and the Ukrainian crisis, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. Cuban Gov't Announces Aid to People Affected by Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government has announced today that it will finance about 50 percent of the price of construction materials that will be sold to the people whose houses were totally or partially destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Syria Moves Forward to Reconciliation and Economic Process Damascus, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis has today informed the People''s Assembly that during the first months of this year Syrian government has managed to progress in the national reconciliation process. Beijing Bans Construction Woks in Winter as an Ecological Measure Beijing, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Beijing authorities said that they will cancel all construction works during the winter as a measure to improve the quality of air in the Chinese capital, one of the cities most affected by that phenomenon. Mexican Women Are at Risk Every Day Mexico, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Mexican women are constantly at risk, as part of the atmosphere of aggressions resulting from impunity, several human rights organizations denounced. PAHO: Primary Healthcare Model in Bolivia Is a Legacy from Cuba La Paz, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The primary healthcare model currently implemented in Bolivia and other countries has been a legacy from Cuba, said the representative of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), Fernando Leanes. Possible Early Election in Lower House of Japanese Parliament Tokyo, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hinted that he might dissolve the Lower House of Parliament and call early elections at the next legislative session. Mexico Highlights WFP's Contribution to Cuba after Hurricane Irma Mexico, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican press has highlighted the delivery of emergency aid to Cuba by the World Food Program (WFP) for those affected by Hurricane Irma. French Organization Renews Support for Cuba and Venezuela Paris, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Yes France solidarity organization has renewed its support for the Caribbean island and Venezuela in the wake of the current complex situation in Latin America, at the L''Humanite festival, which ends today. WFP Presents Food Aid to Cubans Affected by Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley has announced the donation of 1.5 million dollars in food, and a food aid valued at 5.7 million dollars for those affected by Hurricane Irma. Cuba Showed Solidarity to the World, Intellectuals Say in France Paris, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s experience in building a socialist revolution is teaching the world lessons such as the meaning and importance of solidarity, according to reports today during a meeting at the L''Humanite festival in France. Nuevitas Port Receives First Ship after Hurricane Irma Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The first ship after Hurricane Irma hit this northeastern Cuban province arrived in the Port of Nuevitas from China, laden with 4,200 tons of coil. Recovery of Cuban Health Sector after Hurricane Makes Progress Havana, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Since Hurricane Irma hit Cuba, the country has been recovering its damaged health centers without epidemiological situations, top leaders from the health sector said. Syria and Russia Create Conditions for Return of Displaced People Damascus, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Coordination in Hmeimim is working in conjunction with the Syrian government to create the appropriate conditions for the return of displaced people to the zones that have been freed of terrorists, a military source said today. Turkey Summons German Ambassador after Kurdish Festival Berlin, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned German Ambassador Martin Erdmann, media from the two countries reported today. Cuban Foreign Minister Travels to New York to Attend UN Debate United Nations, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez is in New York to participate in the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly, scheduled from September 10 to 25. Vietnam among the most beautiful countries, British Travel Guide Says Hanoy, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam was selected as one of the 20 most beautiful countries on the planet by Rough Guides, the demanding British travel website. UN Awards Indigenous Leaders for Environmental Protection Initiative United Nations, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Indigenous leaders from around the world who won the 2017 UN Equatorial Prize have reaffirmed their commitment to the conservation of nature and sustainable development. Representatives from Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Brazil, Mali, Kenya, Indonesia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, India and Pakistan will receive Sunday the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) award in New York, which they considered a stimulus to continue in the struggle for the construction of a planet in keeping with the environment. Morales and Macri to Meet on November 28 in Argentina La Paz, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri will meet on November 28 in the province of Jujuy, Argentina, in order to deal with issues of interest for both nations, such as energy, migration and security. NCA Calls On Venezuelan Opposition to Join Constituent Assembly Caracas, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) President, Delcy Rodriguez, has reiterated the call for the Venezuelan opposition to join the debate in the forum of the original power settled by the people in August 30 elections. UN Mission in Colombia Recognizes Peace Will Bogota, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The UN Mission in Colombia recognized the peace will of the government and the FARC-EP, after the two former warring sides finished removing armaments and ammunition from deposits. Cuba Strives to Restore its Electric Power System Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban electric power system is currently operating at 86 percent, while a workforce is reportedly striving to restore this after Hurricane Irma cut through the country''s northern coast. Evo Remarks Bolivia's Opposition to Foreign Interference La Paz, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has today laid stress on Bolivia''s rejection to any international intervention in the country, and to foreign interference in regional nations. Environment of Cuban Province Evaluated after Hurricane Irma Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The environmental situation in the province of Matanzas is reportedly less unfavorable, in general, except in places where Hurricane Irma harshly hit the northern coast. The assessment is contained in a note released here by the Environment Unit of the delegation in Matanzas of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Environment (Citma). Fears of Spread Communal Violence in Myanmar Grow Naypyidaw, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Myanmar residents have been today branded as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) after recent violence against Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine. 20th Habano Festival to Be Held Next February Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tobacco authorities have today called all those interested people in attending the 20th Habano Festival, which will be held from February 26 through March 2, 2018. France Opens Prensa Latina Exhibition Dedicated to Che in L'Humanite Paris, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The photografic exhibition ''Querida Presencia'' (Beloved Presence), in honor to Ernesto Che Guevara, of Prensa Latina news agency, was opened today at L''Humanite Fair that is taking place this weekend in France. Russian, Cuban Filmmakers Explore Possible Works Together 16 de septiembre de 2017, 10:44Moscow, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Filmmakers from Cuba and Russia explored the possibility of carrying out joint work, as part of the movie week of the island in this capital, where the feature film ''Ya no es antes'' (It''s Not Before -2016) by director Lester Hamlet is on screen. Cuba and U.S. Talk over Legal Issues Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and U.S. authorities have talked to coordinate bilateral cooperation in law enforcement, Cuban Foreign Ministry reports on its website. Powerful Typhoon Doksuri Kills 5 in Vietnam 16 de septiembre de 2017, 09:08Hanoi, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Five people have been killed and a dozen were injured by the effects of Typhoon Doksuri as it made landfall in Vietnam on Friday, officials said. South African Police Try to Halt Crime Wave in KwaZulu-Natal 16 de septiembre de 2017, 09:03Pretoria, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) South African Deputy Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, has announced the establishment of a police station in what is known as Durban''s Glebelands Hostels, where 93 murders and several intimidation of politicians have been reported. Over 500 Displaced Families Return to Their Homes in Aleppo, Syria 16 de septiembre de 2017, 09:01Damascus, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) More than 500 Syrian families displaced by terrorism have returned to their villages and towns in northern Aleppo province after restoration of security and stability to them, official sources said. Norwegian Minister to Preside World Economic Forum 16 de septiembre de 2017, 06:32Oslo, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) An official report known here says the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Borge Brende, will preside the World Economic Forum (WEF). Smart Phones Foster Growth of Web Traffic Washington, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Smart phones are increasing Internet traffic in the United States, while access from tablets and computers is dropping, according to a report published by Adobe Analitics. US Musician Rufus Wainwright to Perform in Cuba Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso theater confirmed today the concert by the US singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright on September 24th. President Duterte Might Extend Martial Law in Philippines 16 de septiembre de 2017, 00:40Manila, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, might extend the Martial Law to the entire country, if the demonstrations by leftwing movements create violent actions, said Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana here. Ecuadorian President on First International Tour Quito, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno will kick off his first international tour in the United States, where he will pay an official visit from September 18 to 24. Russia and Cuba Sign Agrement on Industries Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) A cooperation agreement on industry and technology was signed by Russia and Cuba as part of an official visit to Cuba by Russian representatives from this field. FAO Asserts Famine Increased in Latin America and the Caribbean Santiago de Chile, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) asserted that the number of people that suffers from famine in Latin America and the Caribbean increased in 2,4 millions from 2015 to 2016. Controversy in Belgium after Minister Talks against Migrants 15 de septiembre de 2017, 18:24Brussels, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel criticized today his Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken, after his controversial reference on social networks to cleansing the streets of irregular migrants. Havanatur Participates in Tourist Exhibition in Argentina 15 de septiembre de 2017, 17:19Buenos Aires, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) In view of the coming high season in Cuba, the office of the tour operator Havanatur in Argentina is renewed with various offers, one of them focused on tourism for young graduates. Venezuela Condemns USA for Using Drug Issue as Political Weapon 15 de septiembre de 2017, 17:08Caracas, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela condemned today the United States for using the fight against drugs as a political weapon against Venezuela while dismissing the positive results achieved by Venezuela in this scope. Iranian Figures Show Solidarity with Cuba after Hurricane Irma 15 de septiembre de 2017, 16:59Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Health and Medical Education minister in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Seyed Hasan Qazizade Hashemi, sent a solidarity message to Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda after the path of hurricane Irma along most of the north coast of Cuba. Cuban Attorney General's Office Probes Into Social Indiscipline 15 de septiembre de 2017, 16:59Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Attorney General''s Office reported today that it was investigating into the criminal acts that took place in the country during the recent path of hurricane Irma and it is processing them severely, according to the law. Indonesia and Bangladesh Sign Memo on Energy Trade Jakarta, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia, Ignasius Jonan, and Bangladesh, Nasrul Hamid, signed a memorandum of understanding on infrastructure and trade of energy on Friday. Artistic Brigades Visit Hurricane-Hit Zones in Cuban Province Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Following the flagging ceremony today at the Ignacio Agramonte Park in this central-eastern Cuban city, the ''We are in Combat'' artistic brigade, made up of artists from Camaguey, left for the communities affected by Hurricane Irma. Namibia: Friendship Association Expresses Solidarity with Cuba Windhoek, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Namibia-Cuba Friendship Association has expressed its solidarity today with the Cuban people following the devastating passing of Hurricane Irma, and acknowledged that the images of destruction have touched the hearts of its members. Venezuela Condemns Double Terrorist Attack in Iraq Caracas, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has strongly condemned the double terrorist attack south of the city of Nasiriyah, Iraq, killing over 70 people and injuring 80. DPRK Condemns Additional THAAD Deployment in South Korea Pyongyang, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has today condemned the additional deployment of THAAD launching pads in Seongju County, South Korea. Spain Expresses Solidarity with UK after Alleged Terror Attack Madrid, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, has expressed his solidarity with the United Kingdom following the terror attack on Friday which shook London subway, injuring over a dozen people. Maroon 5 to Perform at Rock in Rio Festival Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The biggest music and entertainment event on the planet, Rock in Rio, will open here today with the performance on the World Stage of the U.S. band Maroon 5, which will replace Lady Gaga. Mexicans Celebrate Cry of Dolores Por Raul Garcia AlvarezMexico, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City is dressed up in the colors of the country, blue, red and green, the flags on the balconies, lights and ornaments in the square to celebrate today the ''Grito de Dolores'' (Cry of Dolores), the country''s National Day. Syria: More than 1,000 Members of Irregular Armed Groups Join Army Damascus, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Syrian government troops have strengthened further after at least seven leaders and more than 1,000 members of illegal armed groups joined their ranks, the Russian Center for Reconciliation said on Friday. Cypriot Communists Express Solidarity with Cuba after Hurricane Irma Nicosia, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus (AKEL) today sent a message of solidarity with Cuba for the human losses and heavy damages suffered due to Hurricane Irma. Russia Condemns Unatainable Demands from Syrian Opposition in Astana Astana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) On the second day of Syria peace talks in this capital, sponsored by Turkey and Iran, Russia today condemned the unatainable demands from the so-called moderate opposition, Turkish Army to Deploy Troops in Idlib, Syria Ankara, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Following the agreement signed today in the capital of Kazakhstan on the so-called détente zones in Syria, Turkey''s diplomatic sources have announced the deployment of troops along Idlib, in the northeast of the country. Iran Calls for Banning Nuclear Cooperation with Israel Tehran, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Iran called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ban all cooperation and transfer of nuclear materials and equipment with and to Israel, a report by Hispantv said today. U.S. Admits Openness of Belarus and Russia West-2017 Drills Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States has today acknowledged the openness of Belarus and Russia West-2017 drills, amid a campaign to condemn alleged second purposes of those maneuvers. After Hurricane Irma, Cuba Watches New Tropical Storm Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban Institute of Meteorology are following closely the path of a new tropical depression, the 14th such storm in the current hurricane season, which is moving in the west of the eastern Atlantic. Europeans Propose Firm to Finance Bioceanic Train La Paz, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) German and Swiss businessmen will present today a study on the management and financial viability for a public-private association to direct the project of construction of the Bioeanic Railway Corridor of Integration (BRCI), on Bolivia''s initiative. Russia Opens Public Parking in Front of US Embassy Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia today announced the opening of a public parking lot near the United States embassy in the capital and its consulates in St. Petersburg and Vladivostok. Cuba Opens Up to Russian Tourism, after Hotel Recovery By Antonio Rondon Garcia Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is ready today to receive Russian tourism in its favorite destinations, Varadero and Havana, where the recovery, after Hurricane Irma, allows the operation of most of its facilities. Brazil in in the Hands of Criminal Organization, denounces PT Brasilia, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The new denounciation presented by Attorney General Rodrigo Janot against non-elected President Michel Temer, demonstrates that Brazil is today powered by a real criminal organization, denounced the Workers'' Party (PT). British Government Moves after Explosion London, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister Theresa May deplored the toll of at least 22 injured after an explosion in the London Underground and convened a meeting of the Cobra Emergency Committee. Cuba Checks the Damages Caused by Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Under the principle of saving human life, the Cuban State -through Civil Defense and back-up organizations- had firstly evacuated 1,738,000 people before being hit by powerful hurricane Irma, that left huge damages, among them in the national electric system. Hunger Grows Worldwide, UN Says Rome, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) A report by the United Nations (UN) has stated today that hunger increased again in 2016 after years of decline, affecting about 815 million people. Havana Heals the Wounds Left by Hurricane Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Provincial Defense Council (CDP) of Havana continues today in recovery tasks after the damages caused last weekend in this capital by hurricane Irma. Cuban President Highlights Works to Recover After Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban President, Raul Castro Ruz, has highlighted the work conducted to recover from the huge damages caused by Hurricane Irma, and expressed his confidence that ''we will get back on our feet once again'', according to the morning press UN Holds Urgent Meeting after New Missile Launch by DPRK United Nations, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting today following the launch of a new missile by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which argues its right to defend itself against the U.S. hostility in the region. Jamaica: Nine Countries to Attend Event on Climate Change Kingston, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of 600 delegates of nine countries are expected to attend the Youth Conference on Climate Change 2017 to take place on October 10 and 11 in this capital, informed today the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). Camagüey Concert Hall to Reopen Next Week Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Concert Hall José Marín Varona, unique in this Eastern city and designed as Cultural World Heritage, will reopen next week. Revealed in Canada Illegal Monitoring of Cellphone Communications Ottawa, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) used illegally in several occasions between 2011 and 2016 technology to monitor communications with cellphones, revealed a report published here. Guyana Seeks to End Border Dispute with Venezuela Georgetown, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Guyana''s President David Granger will address the ongoing Essequibo border conflict between Guyana and Venezuela during a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, said today the Foreign Ministry. Colombia Fosters Better Use of Fishery Resources Bogota, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government has declared the protection to further 4.5 million marine hectares, seeking to foster the development of sustainable and responsible fishing. Dams Level Increase in Eastern Cuba after Hurricane Irma Guantanamo, Cuba Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The rainfall produced by Hurricane Irma benefited the dams in the easternmost provinces of Cuba, according to deputy director of the Institute of Water Resources in Guantanamo Juan Carlos Gonzalez. Work Increases to Restore Electricy in Ciego de Avila, Cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban electric line fixers are working arduously to soon restore electric power to the population of the central Cuban province of Ciego de Avila, seriously damaged by the fury of Hurricane Irma. Evo Morales Highlights Importance of Urea Fertilizer Plant Cochabamba, Bolivia, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales highlighted that Bolivia is taking an important step in the process of industrialization of hydrocarbons with the opening of an urea fertilizer production plant. Cuba Brings to Justice Penal Cases Related to Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The judicial body of the National Defense Council reported that 35 penal cases related to the impact of hurricane Irma in Cuba have been brought to justice. Current Account Deficit Widens in South Africa Pretoria, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Reserve Bank of South Africa reported Thursday that the country''s current account deficit widened to 2.4% in the second quarter of 2017. Colombia Thanks the UN for Supporting Its Peace Process 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:42United Nations, Sept 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian ambassador to the UN Maria Emma Mejia thanked today in the Security Council the international support to the peace process in her country, boosted after the signature of an agreement between the government and FARC-EP. Syrian President Expresses Gratitude to Iran for Support 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:35Damascus, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al Assad sent a message of gratitude to the leader of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Jamenei, in which he highlighted the important role played by Iran in the rupture of the siege on the city of Deir Ezzor. Egyptian Budget Deficit Diminishes 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:32Cairo, Sept 14 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian budget deficit fell to 9.5 percent in the fourth third quarter of 2016-2017 fiscal year that ended in June, said today Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Three Other Cuban Athletes Signed with Foreign Leagues Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban basketball players Arlenis Romero and Karel Guzman, and freestyle wrestler Reineris Salas on Thursday signed contracts to compete in foreign leagues. Far Eastern Cuba Work to Recover Photovoltaic Park in Maisi 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:19Maisi, Cuba, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) In far eastern Cuba, authorities are working to restore more than 4,000 solar panels removed from the photovoltaic park in Punta de Maisí before Hurricane Irma hit the country. Cuban Experts Assist Panama to Cultivate Coconut 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:10Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban expers in coconut production are providing technical assistance to Panama to fight plagues and diseases and managing crops, according to a press release published by the Cuba Office of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Situation of Eastern Cuba's Dams Improved after Hurricane Irma 14 de septiembre de 2017, 15:57Guantanamo, Cuba, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The rains associated with Hurricane Irma, which caused havoc in Cuba on September 8, 9 and 10, have benefited the reservoirs of the country''s easternmost provinces, the deputy delegate of the Institute of Water Resources in Guantanamo, Juan Carlos González, said today El Salvador Consolidates Public Health Reform 14 de septiembre de 2017, 15:31San Salvador, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The public health reform fostered by the government of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) is moving forward in El Salvador, despite a financial boycott by the local right wing. UK Begins Official Investigation into Fire in London Building 14 de septiembre de 2017, 15:23London, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The official investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14, which took a toll of 80 lives, began today under the tutelage of Retired Judge Martin Moore-Bick. Armed Attacks, Bombs Kill 50 in Iraq 14 de septiembre de 2017, 15:18Baghdad, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) An armed attack and a bomb blast in a southern Iraqi area killed 50 people and wounded 87, local authorities reported today. South African Friends of Cuba Create Aid Fund 14 de septiembre de 2017, 15:14Pretoria, Sept 14 (Prensa Latina) Associations of friendship and South Africans who graduated in Cuba have created funds to support the efforts being made by the Caribbean nation to recover from Hurricane Irma. Israeli Prime Minister Begins Working Visit to Mexico 14 de septiembre de 2017, 15:08Mexico, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a working visit to Mexico today until next Friday, the Foreign Ministry reported. Nicaragua Shows Favorable Economic Performance in First Half of Year 14 de septiembre de 2017, 15:00Managua, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The economic perfornance of Nicaragua is supported by a prudent and sustainable fiscal policy in the first half of this year, reported the Central Bank (BCN). Matanzas Advances in Its Recovery after Hurricane Irma Matanzas, Cuba, Sept 14 (Prensa Latina) Vice president of the Civil Defense Council of the province of Matanzas, Tania Leon, assured that the priorities are to improve living condition of the population and reestablish gradually the services after Hurricane Irma, which was the most destructive and powerful ever to hit the island. Ecuadorean Police Dismantle 526 Criminal Organizations in 2017 Quito, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Since the beginning of this year, Ecuadorian police have successfully dismantled 526 criminal organizations nationwide in 2,400 operations carried out in the framework of the government''s battle against illegalities. After Hurricane Irma, No Child Will Be Defenseless, Cuba Says at UN United Nations, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has stated today at a forum of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) that after the devastating passing of Hurricane Irma through the island, all affected children will have the necessary attention. Tension Grows in Spain over Secessionist Referendum in Catalonia Madrid, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Spain has warned today that it will respond with the full weight of the law to the self-determination referendum campaign in Catalonia, which is scheduled to start on Thursday by regional authorities. Uruguayan Doctors Show Solidarity with Cuba after Hurricane Irma Montevideo, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Doctors from the Uruguayan Association of Graduates from the Latin American Medical School (AUE-ELAM) today ratified their unconditional support for the Cuban government and people, after Hurricane Irma hit the country. Cuban Council of Churches to Contribute to Recovery after Irma Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Council of Churches (CIC) has expressed its willingness to call on its members and friends around the world to contribute to the recovery in the country after Hurricane Irma. Cuban Film Week Opens in Russia Por Antonio Rondon GarciaMoscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia is screening as of today four Cuban feature-length films at the Illusion Cinema in this capital. Media Condemn U.S. Ambassador's Interference in Guatemala 14 de septiembre de 2017, 12:42Guatemala, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan media on Thursday strongly condemned the U.S. ambassador''s interference in this Central American nation, Todd Robinson, when slamming a recent congressional action that passed controversial reforms to the Penal Code. Evo Condemns again U.S. Military Bases in Latin America La Paz, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has today recalled the significance of having closed the U.S. military base in Chimore, so as to regain sovereignty, when speaking at an official ceremony on the 33rd anniversary of that municipality. Vietnam Donates Material Aid to Cuba to Mitigate Hurricane Damage (+Photos) Hanoi, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Material aid worth $150,000 USD has been delivered today by the Thai Binh Trade and Investment Corporation to the Cuban Embassy in Vietnam to help mitigate the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Telephone Terrorism Reported in St. Petersburg 14 de septiembre de 2017, 11:39Moscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Telephone terrorism has been reported in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, where several shops and schools were evacuated after receiving calls informing about false bomb threats . Havana Hotels to Be Ready This Week, Officials Say Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Several coastal hotels in Havana that were affected by Hurricane Irma will be ready to operate this week, after efforts by employees and relevant agencies, officials said today. Cuban Tourist Resorts Reopen after Being Damaged by Hurricane Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Viceminister of Tourism, Alexis Trujillo, certified today that many of the recreational facilities of the country affected by hurricane Irma are already in operation. First Tickets for 2018 Football World Cup in Russia Go on Sale Zurich, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The International Football Federation (FIFA) on Thursday has announced the sale of the first tickets for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, scheduled from June 14 through July 15, 2018. Exquisiteness and Sensuality of American Jazz Shone in Bolivia By Cosset Lazo Pérez La Paz, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The band L.A. Jazz Machine starred in an unforgettable concert in this Bolivian city, where the exquisiteness and sensuality of the genre born in the late 19th century in the United States reigned on a cold La Paz night. Turkey Warns Iraqi Kurdish Referendum Will Have a Cost 14 de septiembre de 2017, 10:18Ankara, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey on Thursday has warned Iraqi Kurdish leaders that a planned independence referendum would have a cost as Ankara welcomed a vote by Iraq''s parliament against the poll. The Turkish Foreign Ministry, in a statement on Thursday, said that Iraqi Kurdish ''must consider that there will be necessarily a price to insist on holding a referendum despite all friendly suggestions,'' and called on ''to act with good sense and abandon this erroneous approach immediately.'' Syrian Army Expelled Terrorists from 14 Villages in Homs Damascus, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and its allies expelled in less than 24 hours Islamic State (IS) terrorists from 14 villages and 6 mountains in the Jeb Yarrah area, about 60 kilometers east of Homs, military sources informed today. Pakistan Reiterates Rejection of Military Solution in Afghanistan 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:59Islamabad, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan today reiterated its opposition to a military solution to the Afghan conflict, as proposed by US President Donald Trump. Sixth Round of Syrian Peace Talks Kick Off in Astana 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:51Astana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 24 heads of armed groups of the so-called moderate opposition and Syrian Government representatives are today attending the sixth round of talks in search of solving the current crisis in this Arab nation. India, Pakistan to Reexamine Indus Waters Treaty 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:42New Delhi, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) India and Pakistan will discuss today aspects of the Indus Waters Treaty, following New Delhi''s decision to build two hydroelectric plants in the region. Iran, Russia to Maintain Anti-terrorist Cooperation in Syria 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:40Tehran, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran and Russia will continue their cooperation in the fight against terrorism and the establishment of peace in Syria, according to information released today by Hispantv. UN-Geneva Urged to Strengthen Support for Venezuela 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:38Geneva, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Europe-Third World Center (CETIM), a non-governmental organization with consultative status with the United Nations (UN), has urged the Human Rights Council to strengthen support for Venezuela, when this nations is today facing up a hatred and destabilization campaign. Russia Names Su-57 its Fifth-Generation Fighter Moscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s new fifth-generation, high-level automation fighter jet will be officially named as the Su-57, Russian Aerospace Force chief Viktor Bondarev said today. Calls in the USA to End the Blockade against Cuba Continue 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:30Washington, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Day Against the Blockade 2017, which seeks to end this policy imposed on Cuba by the United States, continues today after a new meeting with university students and an information session with congressmen. Cuba Cleans Up After Hurricane Irma Lashes Caribbean 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:11Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) With more than 72 hours of stress-load recovery days after Hurricane Irma hammered the national territory, Cuba is nowadays showing signs of progress to normalization in the country. Russia Denounces NATO Threat on Its Border 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:09Moscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today the threat to its national security of the deployment of troops of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) near its borders and rejected the speculations on the exercises West-2017. Venezuelan Gov't-Opposition Talks Continue in Santo Domingo Santo Domingo, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government and opposition continue their dialog in this capital today, with the objective of finding an agenda that will allow them to advance in dialogue between the parties. Book and Photo Exhibition Honor Fidel Castro in New York New York, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Diplomats accredited to the United Nations and members of the solidarity movement with Cuba have paid tribute to Fidel Castro in New York during an evening that included the launching of a book and a photo exhibition about the revolutionary leader. Over 400,000 Rohingyas Seek Refuge in Bangladesh Dacca, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Over 400,000 Rohingyas, 60 percent of them children, have fled to Bangladesh since August 25 to escape violence in Myanmar against that ethnic minority, today revealed UNICEF. At Least 22 Dead as Boat Capsizes in Indian River New Delhi, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 22 people died today after the boat they were traveling in capsized on a stretch of the Yamuna River in Uttar Pradesh state. Non-oil Exports Increase in Ecuador in First Six Months of 2017 Quito, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Non-oil exports grew in the first six months of 2017 in Ecuador, reporting $6.13 billion USD, 10.5 percent more compared to the same period in 2016. Health System Recovers in Havana after Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) 72 hours after Hurricane Irma''s onslaught in Havana, 98 percent of hospitals in the capital city already has electricity and running water, said local director of health Reynol Garcia. Syrian President Warns against Danger of Terrorism in the World Damascus, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Asad highlighted the important role of popular organizations and social forces in raising awareness and warning against the dangers of terrorism which is spreading across the world. Hurricane Irma Damaged over 200 Cuban Cultural Centers Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The fury of Hurricane Irma caused damage to 211 cultural institutions in Cuba, said today the Ministry of Culture. 95 Russian Athletes Cleared of Doping Charges Montreal, Canada, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has cleared 95 Russian athletes of doping charges, said today the media. Presence of Venezuela in Asia, Africa and Middle East Consolidated 13 de septiembre de 2017, 17:10Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The recent international tour of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro contributed to reassert Venezuela''s relations with several countries from Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, in moments in which the US wants to fence off Venezuela economically and diplomatically. Evo Morales Backs Dialogue to Solve Venezuela Crisis 13 de septiembre de 2017, 17:04La Paz, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed his support to the dialogue between Venezuela''s government and opposition sectors in the Dominican Republic to resolve the political crisis of the South American country. Jamaica to Assist Hurricane Irma Affected Islands 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:55Kingston, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican Government today has sent humanitarian aids to the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, which were hammered by Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Venezuela Denounces Price Speculation 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:44Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The national coordinator of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers'' Center, Carlos López, denounced today that Venezuela suffers an inflation induced from the speculative manipulation of prices. More than 50,000 People Evacuated in Moscow 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:41Moscow, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 50,000 people were evacuated in this capital Wednesday, after dozens of false warning messages talking about planting bombs in nearly 30 sites, including stores, institutes and railroad stations among other places, were received. Costa Ricans Convey Sympathy with Cuba in the Wake of Hurricane Irma 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:35San Jose, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Vanguardia Popular Party, Porteña Convergencia Martiana Association and former Minister of Culture Arnoldo Mora expressed today their solidarity with the Cuban people and government in the face of the devastating passage of Hurricane Irma on the Caribbean island. CETIM denounces at UN the Illegality of US Blockade on Cuba 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:30Geneva, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM), a non governmental organization with an advisory status at the UN, denounced at the Council of Human Rights, the US blockade against Cuba, which qualifies as illegal, unilateral and illegitimate. Cuban Baseball League Resumes on September 15 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:21Havana, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The National Baseball Series (SNB), after being put on hold due to the devastating path of Hurricane Irma, will resume on Friday 15 with eight games, according to the National Baseball Commission (NBC). Russian President Supports Lebanese Neutrality in Middle East 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:16Beirut, Sep. 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today backed the Lebanese decision to remain neutral in Middle East conflicts, said Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is on the third day of his visit to Russia. Caribbean Development Bank to Assist in Hurricane Damage Recovery 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:12Bridgetown, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) announced today in Barbados that it will provide financing to countries, members of its system, affected by Hurricane Irma. Bolivia, First Nation to Ratify Statement about Indigenous Peoples La Paz, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is the first nation to ratify the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, highlighted today President Evo Morales in the 10th anniversary of the approval of such international instrument. Paris to Host 2024 Olympic Games 13 de septiembre de 2017, 15:58Paris, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) In an environment of total joy and enthusiasm France is now celebrating the official appointment as the host of the 2024 Olympic Games, a feast of sport that will return to Paris after 100 years. Lucia Topolansky Takes On Uruguayan Vice Presidency 13 de septiembre de 2017, 15:54Montevideo, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Lucia Topolansky has become the first female Uruguayan vice president, after receiving the unanimous vote of the Parliament General Assembly, made up of senators and deputies. Jose Hurricane Slowly Moving Between Bahamas, Bermudas Washington, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Jose, Category 1, moves across the Atlantic with little movement to the southeast and is expected a turn to the northwest tomorrow, according to a report by the National Hurricane Center in the United States. CARICOM Analyzes Effects of Hurricane Irma in Member Countries Georgetown, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in a special session to learn about the effects of Hurricane Irma and Jose in the region, Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque said here today. Camagüey Reports Huge Damage After Hurricane Irma Camaguey, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) When recovery works are underway, local authorities in Camaguey have today reported that 1,600 homes in the north of the region of this central-eastern province have been ravaged after Hurricane Irma. French Friendship Groups Urge to Support Cuba after Hurricane Irma Paris, September 13 (Prensa Latina) The association Cuba Cooperation France (CubaCop) advocated for reinforcing solidarity with the Cuban people in the hard times they are going through today after the devastating Hurricane Irma. Unity Vital to Curb Government Adjustment, Former Argentinean Pres. 13 de septiembre de 2017, 14:00Buenos Aires, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentine president and candidate to the Senate Cristina Fernandez will insist until the last minute on the unity so that the government''s economic adjustment will not win in the coming legislative elections, she assured. Clean Hands Law, Project to Fight Corruption in Ecuador Quito, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Clean Hands, an anti-corruption bill presented by Ecuador''s National Assembly president, José Serrano, seeks to prevent crimes against public administration, a government crusade against illegalities. French Government Keeps Labor Reform Despite Citizens' Refusal Paris, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) French government restated today the intention to implement the labor reform despite broad citizens´rejection shown yesterday in protest demonstrations in the whole country. Vladimir Putin Receives Lebanese PM Beirut, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri discussed today Russian military cooperation, economic issues and the situation in the Middle East. Cuba's First Election Stage Continues in Place after Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The first stage of the Cuban electoral process continues in those places where conditions have been created after the passing of Hurricane Irma, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) reported today. Cuba's Varadero Resort to Be Restored by November Havana, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Varadero, the main Cuban resort, will be restored before November 15 for the beginning of the high season of Cuban tourism (November-April), according to local authorities. Latin America Is Branded as a Lower-middle Zone of Human Capital Geneva, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum said today in this city that Latin America and the Caribbean are located in the lower-middle zone at the global level on the proper development of people''s talent. Vietnamese Organization Awards Cuban Outgoing Ambassador (+Photos) Hanoi, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) has granted today its highest distinction, the medal ''For Peace and Friendship among Peoples'', to outgoing Cuban ambassador in this country, Herminio Lopez. DPRK Condems Sanctions promoted by USA in UN Pyongyang, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned today and qualified as cruel and illegal the new sanctions against DPRK, promoted by the US to the U.N. Security Council. FMs of Venezuela and Spain Meet in Madrid Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) A statement issued today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlights the willingness of Venezuela and Spain to work together to develop good diplomatic relations between both nations. Syrian Government Aid Distributed to Villages of Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s Deir Ezzor authorities has said today that government humanitarian aid program for needy populations in the demarcation line is positively progressing. Cuba Recovers Services after Hurricane Havana, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities in the different sectors are reporting today the gradual recovery of services and systems after the serious damage caused by Hurricane Irma in this Caribbean nation. NGOs Denounce European Exploitation of African Fishery Resources Abuja, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Fishing boats from four European countries have illegally exploited catchment areas in African countries for years, according to a complaint that non-governmental organizations issued here today. The Order Is to Arrest Lula, Says Political Analyst Brasilia, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The order is to arrest former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during or after appearing today before Curitiba federal judge Sergio Moro, political analyst Francisco das Chagas Leite Filho warned. Double Defeat of Temer in Supreme Federal Court Predicted Brasilia, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Temer is likely to suffer today a double defeat against the Attorney General Rodrigo Janot, who denounced him for passive corruption. Solidarity with Cuba Grows after Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Distinguished messages and actions from the international community after the devastating passing of Hurricane Irma along the northern coast of Cuba, are today a clear sign of support and recognition to the solidarity work of the Caribbean island. Lebanese PM Plans to Establish Military Cooperation with Russia Beirut, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) During an official visit to Russia, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has raised the immediate needs of his nation, including military cooperation with Moscow. India, Japan Strengthen Economic, Trade Ties New Delhi, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today began a two-day official visit to India to inaugurate a high-speed train line with Japanese technology and sign several defense and economic agreements. Over 2,000 Europeans Join up Daesh Baghdad, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) About 2,500 European citizens are among the 13,000 terrorists who have joined up Daesh, according to reports published by Die Welt German magazine. Seven Rohingyas Drowned while Fleeing to Bangladesh Dacca, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Seven other Rohingyas have drowned in the Naf River while trying to reach Bangladesh from Myanmar, where over 1,000 of them were killed by the new wave of violence against the Muslim ethnic group, today reported official sources. Gov't and Opposition in Venezuela Resume Peaceful Dialogue Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government and opposition will start a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic today aimed at solving the political crisis in the South American nation, President Nicolás Maduro said. Cuban Musician Leo Brouwer Higlights Latin American Guitar By Maylin Vidal Buenos Aires, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Happy to be in Buenos Aires for the first time, Cuban composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer told Prensa Latina that guitar in Argentina, Brazil and Chile is particularly strong. Allende's Daughter Recalls her Father's Legacy in Chile Santiago, Chile, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Senator Isabel Allende Bussi, daughter of the late President of Chile ousted by 1973 coup, has recalled her father´s legacy and the continuing affection that Chilean people still feel for him. Pictures on Fidel Castro in Prensa Latina's Exhibit in New York By Waldo Mendiluza New York, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Permanent Mission at UN is exhibiting today a series of photos from the Prensa Latina News Agency about revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro. PARLATINO Rejects Trump's Measure Against Young Immigrants Panama, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino) has rejected today US President Donald Trump''s discriminatory measure against undocumented young immigrant, as it violates human rights. Pakistan Carries Out Diplomatic Offensive after US Threats Islamabad, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan is today carrying out a diplomatic offensive as a result of US President Donald Trump''s strategy to Afghanistan and his threats against Islamabad. Remittances to Pakistan Increase Islamabad, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan received 3,5 billion dollars in remittances in the first two months of the current fiscal year (July-August), 13,1 percent higher than in the same period last year, today reported official sources. Bolivian Musicians Sing Cuban Nueva Trova Movement's Classics La Paz, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian duet Negro y Blanco will offer a concert on September 16 in which they will sing some classics of the Nueva Trova Movement, organizers announced today. Venezuela Expresses Support to China in Face of Heavy Rains and Floods Caracas, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan government has expressed its support to China, affected by heavy rains that caused floods in the center and southwest of the Asian country. Nicaragua Envisages 100,000 Tourists for National Holidays Managua, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua envisages that more than 100,000 domestic and foreign tourists will attend national holidays this week. Hurricane Irma Left Significant Damages in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma left significant damage to houses and economic activities in the Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus but the recovery started right away. Argentina and Paraguay Dismantle Drug Trafficking Network Asuncion, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean and Paraguayan forces carried out a joint operation to dismantle an international trafficking network of marijuana, reported Paraguay''s National Anti-Drug Secretariat (Senad). Bachelet Inaugurated Geothermal Plant in Northern Chile Antofagasta, Chile, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet inaugurated the geothermal energy plant of Cerro Pabellon Tuesday in the northern region of Antofagasta. Hurricane-Struck Cuba Receives Humanitarian Aid from Venezuela 12 de septiembre de 2017, 17:18Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is the first country to send humanitarian aid to Cuba, which was severely hit by hurricane Irma during 72 hours causing extensive damage and 10 dead. Syrian President Praised by Russian Counterpart for Military Success 12 de septiembre de 2017, 17:05Damascus, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Tuesday his Syrian peer Bashar al-Assad for the recent success in breaking the siege set up more than three years ago by the Islamic State on the city of Deir Ezzor. Iraqi Prime Minister Regards Kurdish Referendum Unconstitutional 12 de septiembre de 2017, 16:49Baghdad, SEp 12 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has regarded the referendum for the independence of Kurdistan as ''unconstitutional and unilateral''. Electricians Work to Fix Cuban Electric Network damaged by Irma 12 de septiembre de 2017, 16:25Matanzas, Cuba, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Specialists and technicians of the electric sector work today strenuously to ease the complex situation that the electric system has in Matanzas western province, seriously damaged by Hurricane Irma. Japan Expresses Solidarity with Cuba after Hurricane Irma 12 de septiembre de 2017, 16:14Tokyo, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) At a moment in which Cuba is making great recovery efforts because of extensive damages caused by Hurricane Irma, Masahiro Kudo, president of the Japan-Cuba Friendship Association, expressed his solidarity and the solidarity of the Japanese people with the Caribbean island. Bolivian Current Gas Reserves Will Guarantee Provision by 2032 12 de septiembre de 2017, 16:09La Paz, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s current gas reserves will meet the domestic demand and cover Argentinean and Brazilian market beyond 2032, assured today the minister of Hydrocarbons Luis Alberto Sanchez. Cuban Athletes Join Recovery Works after Hurricane Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Glories of the Cuban sports movement and the capital''s baseball team members joined today recovery efforts in Havana facilities after the devastating passage of Hurricane Irma. The work in basically done in the Santiago Changa Mederos baseball stadium and other areas belonging to the Sports City Complex which suffer obstruction of streets and drainage due to branches and trees tumbled down by the strong winds. Russian Fighter-Bombers Hit 180 Daesh Targets in Syrian Province 12 de septiembre de 2017, 15:37Damascus, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian fighter-bombers hit in the past hours 180 facilities of the Islamic State (ISIS) or Daesh in Uquerbat, in the east of Hama, Syrian central province, military sources reported today. Venezuela Rejects Report by Human Right Official 12 de septiembre de 2017, 15:28Geneva, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Valero rejected a report presented by the Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein Tuesday. 370,000 Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, Says ONU 12 de septiembre de 2017, 15:14Dhaka, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The UN today estimated at 370,000 the number of Rohingyas who fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape a new wave of violence, while calling for urgent help to tackle the humanitarian crisis. Peter Thomson New Special UN Envoy for Oceans The United Nations, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Secretary General of the UN António Guterres announced today the nomination of Fijian Peter Thomson as its new special UN Envoy for Oceans. Cuba Urges to Extend Sanitary Measures to Avoid Epidemics (+Photos) Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) After Hurricane Irma, which affected almost all the Cuban territory, the national authorities made a call here today to take hygiene and sanitary measures to avoid the outbreak of epidemics. Macron Says Top Priority is to Help People Return to Normal Life Paris, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron has said the government´s top priority is to help people return to normal life in French Caribbean territories, such as St. Barts and St. Martin, located in the Caribbean and recently hammered by Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Cuba Will be Ready for High Season of Tourism Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban officials said that the country will be ready for the high season of tourism (November-April), while all reports today guarantee solutions to the most pressing problems left to the sector by Hurricane Irma. Biodiversity Suffers Damage after Irma's Passage through Cuba By Adalys Pilar Mireles Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Experts are evaluating the damage caused by the devastating Hurricane Irma to biodiversity during its passage through Cuba, confirmed the president of the Environment Agency, Maritza Garcia. French People Takes to Paris Streets to Protest Against Labor Reform By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Struggle Day for Democracy to Support Lula in Curitiba Brasilia, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) A new day of struggle for democracy will support former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Curitiba, who will appear before Sergio Moro, the judge who handles at will the threads of the Lava Jato anti-corruption operation. Bolivia Activates Website in Honor to Che Guevara La Paz, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the tribute to the 50 years of the presence of Che in Bolivia, they activated a digital platform in the country, whose objective today is to inform about the events that will take place in the town of Vallegrande. Southeast Asian Countries Revise Upward Economic Projections Hanoi, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Southeast Asian nations updated their economic growth estimates for the second half of 2017, in most cases upward, despite not very auspicious international factors. Bolivian President Recalls the Struggle of the Guerrillas of Che La Paz, 12 Sep (Prensa Latina) The head of state of Bolivia, Evo Morales, recalled today the struggle of the guerrillas Ernesto Che Guevara and inaugurated an educational unit with his name in the department of Cochabamba. Pope Francis Appoints New Papal Nuncio to Italy Rome, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, papal nuncio to Italy and San Marino, who has became the first non-Italian to perform such a role since 1929. Brasilia Hosts VI Latin American Agro-ecology Congress Brasilia, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) About five thousand delegates participate from today in the VI Latin American Congress of Agroecology and the X Brazilian Congress of the specialty, which is held at the Ulyses Guimaraes Convention Center in this capital. Hillary Clinton Says Trump is a Clear and Present Danger to USA Washington, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Hillary Clinton, former US democrat to 2016 presidential elections, has warned that the United States is nowadays in danger under Republican President Donald Trump´s administration. About 40,000 Homes Damaged by Earthquake in Chiapas, Mexico (+Photos) Mexico, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) About 40,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed in the Mexican state of Chiapas because of an earthquake of 8.2 on the Richter scale that hit the country last week, government sources confirmed today. Cuba Works on Restoring Energy after Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The works for the restoration of the Cuban National Electric Power System are continuing today in this Caribbean country after the passing last weekend of Hurricane Irma. Inequality between Rich and Poor Present in Mexico Mexico, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Inequality in Mexico is still present, the rich are richer and the poor have scarce resources to survive, an Oxfam analysis on this social problem based on the National Household Income and Expenditure Survey (ENIGH)assured today. Qatar Describes Blockade by Neighboring Gulf Nations as Unlawful 12 de septiembre de 2017, 10:53Doha, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Qatar has described the blockade imposed by neighboring Gulf nations, Saudi-led bloc, as illegal in the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva, HispanTV reported. Nepal's Newspaper Criticizes Infrastructure in Dangerous Airport Kathmandu, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) One of the most dangerous airports in the world, Tenzing-Hillary terminal in the Nepalese district of Solukhumbu lacks the infrastructure to forecast the unpredictable alpine weather system, today denounced The Himalayan Times. China, Asean Consolidate Economic Ties in International Meeting Beijing, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The XIV China-Asean Exhibition was opened today with trade and investment within the Strip-Route initiative as main issues, highlights the local media. NEC Uses Mechanisms for Regional Elections in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (NEC) will start today an audit for the software to be used in the elections of governors of the 23 states of Venezuela, scheduled for October 15. Costa Rica Holds High Level Forum on Migration Flows San Jose, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The High Level Forum on Migrant Flows in irregular migratory situation in the Americas has begun two days of sessions today, where regional and international actors will share experiences and good practices. Russia Condemns Diplomatic Immunity Violation by USA 12 de septiembre de 2017, 09:39Moscow, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced today the US violation of diplomatic immunity and described the statements about a ''walk'' of US authorities over three Russian properties as blatant mockery. Syrian Army Captures 25 Islamic State Terrorists Damascus, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units captured 25 militants from the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh in the east of the Central Hamas Provvince today in combat actions, military sources reported. Cuba and China Confirm Excellent State of Historical Relations Beijing, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Relations between China and Cuba are at an excellent time, they share a historical basis and are not due to ephemeral circumstances, said the deputy Foreign Minister of the island, Marcelino Medina. Iraqi Court Sentences Russian Charged with Links with Daesh 12 de septiembre de 2017, 09:14Baghdad, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Iraq today condemned to death a Russian citizen who is guilty of belonging to the Daesh or Islamic State terrorist group and committing numerous crimes. Macron to Visit St. Martin, Affected by Hurricane Irma Paris, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron has traveled to the French Caribbean Island, St. Martin, recently hammered by Hurricane Irma. Turkey and Russia Sign Agreement on S-400 Anti-Missile System Ankara, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed today reaching an agreement on the delivery of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system, local press reported. Pakistani Senate Condemns Violence against Rohingyas Islamabad, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Senate condemned the ''atrocities committed'' against the Rohingyas in Myanmar, whose authorities now face a wave of criticism, especially in Muslim countries. Over 100 Indian Lawmakers under Scrutiny for Incomes New Delhi, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 Indian lawmakers are today under scrutiny of justice to detect discrepancies between their assets and their known sources of income. India Drastically Reduces Measles Cases New Delhi, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Measles cases in India decreased by 43 percent from 30,000 to 17,250 from 2014 to 2016, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) released today in the capital. Halimah Yacob Assumes as President of Singapore Singapore, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Singapore Parliament former leader Halimah Yacob will be the first woman to take the presidency of Singapore, as published by the local press. Leo Brouwer to Be Decorated by Argentinean University Buenos Aires, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban music teacher, orchestra director and composer Leo Brouwer will offer an open chat session at Argentinean prestigious Kirchner Cultural Center (CCK) in a cycle in his honor that will be held in this capital, from September 11 to 14. Cuba and US, the Value of Joining Forces in Favor of Health By Martha Andrés Román Washington, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) A visit to Cuba in 2015 and the concern about infant mortality rates in a Chicago community led US doctor Robert A. Winn to become interested in working with Cuban specialists. Deir Ezzor City Slowly Returning to Normalcy after Terror Siege Damascus, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Residents in the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor are returning today to some kind of normal life after two and half years of terror siege by the Islamic State, local media report. Massive Demonstration in Favor of Catalonian Secession Madrid, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of thousands of people went out to the streets in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, Spain, to demand the independence of Catalonia (northeast of Spain) and the Catalonian authorities convoked to a referendum for self-determination on October 1st. Panama Opens Humanitarian Corridor to the Caribbean Panama, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) An air corridor was established today from Panama for the delivery of some 90 tons of humanitarian aid to the Caribbean islands devastated by the recent hurricane Irma scourge, according to the Secretary of Communication. Russia Rejects Illegal Presence of Foreign Forces in Syria Damascus, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Media reports echoed here today statements by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who denounced in Amman that the presence of foreign troops in Syria, without the consent of the government, is a violation of international law. Growing Solidarity with Cuba after the Passage of Irma Havana, Sep (Prensa Latina) Following the devastating hurricane Irma for Cuba, the Caribbean nation today has the solidarity and support of several countries, as well as their willingness to send aid. Vietnam, Brazil Goal: 10 Billion Dollar Trade Turnover Hanoi, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Brazil assessed today the state of their relations and expressed their willingness to increase trade to $ 10 billion over the next few years. World Solidarity with Cuba in UN after Scourge of Irma United Nations, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Ambassadors and diplomats of five continents showed today here its solidarity with Cuba before the devastating step, the end of week, of Hurricane Irma. A New Denouncing against Temer Might Comes out Brasilia, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) A new denouncing against President Michel Temer is being awaited starting today, when the General Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot starts his last week of mandate. Tourists in Cuban Resorts Protected in the Face of Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Foreign and national tourists who vacation today in Cuba benefited from an efficient protection system against Hurricane Irma, national press reported today. Evo Remembers Allende's Death with a Call for Latin American Unity La Paz, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales recalled today the 44th anniversary of the death of former Chilean President Salvador Allende and made a call to follow his example with the achievement of a united Americas. Ecuador Donates Staple Products to Cuba and the Caribbean Quito, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) A tent in Plaza Grande, in the historic center of Quito, collects staple products, donated to help people affected by Hurricane Irma in Cuba and the Caribbean, where damages are still being quantified today. Irma Falls to Category 1 and Maintains Influence in Florida, USA Washington, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma fell today to category 1 and its sustained maximum winds dropped to 120 kilometers per hour as it moves along the northwestern coast of the US state of Florida. President Raul Castro Confident that Cuba Will Get Through Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban State Council and Council of Ministers Raúl Castro Ruz expressed confidence that, with organization and discipline, this country will get through after the impact of Hurricane Irma. India, Afghanistan Boost Bilateral Ties New Delhi, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani is visiting India today to strengthen political and economic relations between the two nations. Bangladesh Exports Increase in Current Fiscal Year Dhaka, Sept 11 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh exported 6,63 billion dollars in the first two months of the current fiscal year (July-August), 13,8 percent higher than the same period last year. Two Soldiers Killed in Indian Kashmir Clash New Delhi, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces today killed two separatist militants and arrested another in the third clash during three days in Jammu and Kashmir, today reported police sources. 10 Dead Reported in Cuba by Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) The National Chiefs of Staff of Civil Defense of Cuba reported on the death of 10 people due to the impact of Hurricane Irma after its passage through the Caribbean island. F-1 Board Evaluates 40 Proposals to Host Grand Prix London, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) The Formula 1 board has received about 40 proposals from different cities to host Grand Prix races, said Sean Bratches, Formula 1 commercial chief. First Employment Fair for Returned Migrants in Ecuador Quito, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s Foreign and Labor Ministries are preparing the first Employment Fair for the returned migrant community, which seeks to promote the economic and social integration of this sector. More Than One Million Cubans Evacuated Because of Hurricane Irma 09 de septiembre de 2017, 13:05Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) More than one million Cubans are evacuated today to protect from the fury of Hurricane Irma, which now slaughtered the central provinces of Sancti Spiritus and Villa Clara, authorities said. Hurricane José Threat Determines Total Evacuation in Barbuda 09 de septiembre de 2017, 12:44Saint John, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) In anticipation of the scourge of Hurricane Jose, the government of Antigua and Barbuda ordered the total evacuation of this second island, destroyed after Irma, considered the most powerful of the formed in the Atlantic. Venezuela Produces First Ton of Important Mineral Coltan 09 de septiembre de 2017, 12:40Caracas, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela produced its first ton of coltan, an important mineral used in microelectronics, telecommunications and space industries, said today here Cesar Sanguinete, president of the joint venture company Parguaza. Irma Causes Damages in Cuban Provinces but With no Human Losses Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Deadly Category 5 hurricane Irma currently blasting Cuba has caused considerable damage to houses and state-run institutions in the provinces of Ciego de Avila and Holguin, while actions are still taken to diminish the effects of this meteorological phenomenon. Nanjing Becomes China' s First International Peace City Beijing, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Nanjing, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, became today China's first International Peace City, joining 171 cities in 50 countries and regions in the world, said the local media. Evo Morales: Bolivia is Entering Industrialization Stage La Paz, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales highlighted today Bolivia''s economic growth, thanks to nationalization of its natural resources and asserted the country is entering the industrialization stage. Climate Change to Lead to the Extinction of One-third of Parasites 09 de septiembre de 2017, 11:08Washington, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The consequences of climate change could cause the extinction of a third of the species of parasites by 2070, which in turn, according to a study published today, will drastically alter ecosystems. Syrian Army Secures Strategic Oil Field near Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) After heavy fighting against ISIS terrorists, Syrian troops liberated today the Al Taim key oil field in Deir Ezzor, one of the most important in this Arab nation. Poland Resumes Lawsuit against Germany for Damages in World War II 09 de septiembre de 2017, 11:06Warsaw, 9 Sep (Prensa Latina) The Government of Poland resumed today the lawsuit against Germany claiming damages caused by that country during the World War II, while the German authorities reject the claim. Three other Cuban Provinces in Hurricane Warning, including Havana 09 de septiembre de 2017, 10:57 Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban provinces of Matanzas, Mayabeque, and Havana are today in hurricane warning phase, after the arrival of powerful Hurricane Irma, which is advancing along the north coast of the island''s center, with category four. Katia Strengthens with Strong Winds and Rains off Mexico 09 de septiembre de 2017, 10:45Mexico, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) After Category 2 hurricane Katia hit Mexico last night, it caused heavy rains in the states of Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Puebla and Hidalgo. Syria Rejects Alleged Role in Idlib Chemical Attack 09 de septiembre de 2017, 10:43Damascus, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has categorically denied its involvement in toxic chemical gases and called it as a moral crime, according to a letter addressed to the Head of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, media reports said today. UN Secretary General Acknowledges Influence of Palme and Mandela 09 de septiembre de 2017, 10:42United Nations, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres acknowledged today the influence on his trajectory of the murdered Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme (1927-1986) and the deceased South African leader Nelson Mandela (1918-2013). Azcuba Takes Measures to Minimize Damages by Irma 09 de septiembre de 2017, 10:16Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The sugar group Azcuba put into practice the plan of preventive measures to minimize possible damages in the sector after hurricane Irma passes through Cuba, informed today Granma daily. French Islands on Red Alert for Hurricane Jose Paris, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The French islands of St. Barthelemy and St. Martin, ravaged a few days ago by Hurricane Irma, are now on a red alert due to the closeness of Hurricane Jose, local authorities said. Mexico Continues Recovery in Areas Affected by Quake Mexico, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Civil, Army and Navy Protection continued recovery and rescue operations in the states shaken by the 8.2 magnitude quake, which last Thursday affected more than 50,000,000 Mexicans. End of Iran-Group 5+1 Will Discourage the World, says Iran Official 09 de septiembre de 2017, 09:43Tehran, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) To annul the nuclear agreement signed by Iran and the Group 5+1, will discourage the world on the possibility of finding solution to similar differendoes, forecast the head of the Organization of Atomic Energy of Iran, Al Akbar Salehi. Hurricane Causes Severe Damages in Cuban Province of Camagüey 09 de septiembre de 2017, 09:28Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Powerful Hurricane Irma caused severe damage in the Cuban province of Camagüey, which was impacted by the intense meteorological phenomenon in the early hours of Saturday morning, the provincial government reported. More than 2,000 Corpses Are Recovered in Iraqi city of Mosul 09 de septiembre de 2017, 09:15Baghdad, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 civilian corpses were recovered in recent days by Iraqi Civil Defense volunteers during searches in the city of Mosul, local media reported. USA Gives Foreign Vessels the Go-Ahead to Ship Oil to Florida 09 de septiembre de 2017, 09:12Washington, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Foreign vessels have been given the go-ahead to ship oil barrels to Florida, which will be affected since tomorrow by Hurricane Irma. Irma Brutally Lashes Central Region of Cuba Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The intense hurricane Irma, category 4, lashes today the north central part of Cuba, over the Camaguey and Ciego de Avila provinces with máximum sustained winds of 250 kilometers per hour and even stronger gusts. Poll Shows Uruguayan Vice President as Victim of Media Campaign 09 de septiembre de 2017, 00:24Montevideo, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The results of a poll taken by the newspaper La Red21 revealed that 63 percent of the Uruguayan citizens believed that the Republic''s Vice Prtesident Raul Sendic was a victim of a media campaign. EU to Create General Search Engine for Data on Terrorist Activities 09 de septiembre de 2017, 00:22Brussels, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will create a general search engine for databases on terrorist activities that will improve the intelligence and security services of the member states, a diplomatic source from the regional bloc said on Friday. Demand of Meat by China and Russia Creates Expectations Montevideo, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The possible increase in the demand of bovine and ovine meat in great consuming countries such as China and Russia in the next five years generates expectations among the Uruguayan meat producers, as confirmed by official sources, Friday. Cuba: Next Forum on Renewable Energy Confirmed Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Around 50 firms from more than 40 countries will take part in a an event in Cuba, dedicated to renewable energy, as confirmed by one of the organizing firms FRiday. Spanish firm FIRA from the city of Barcelona confirmed that the event will be in session from September 19 to 21 in EXPOCUBA, to promote the chances for businesses and professional exchange. Cuban Nursing Congress Gathers Some 17 Nations 09 de septiembre de 2017, 00:16Havana, Sept 9 (Prensa Latina) Delegates of 17 nations will participate in the 17th Cuban Nursing Congress, 2017 Nursing, that will be held here on September 18-22 in the Convention Palace, the organizer committee confirmed today. UN Prepares Blue-Helmet Deployment in Libya 08 de septiembre de 2017, 17:47Tripoli, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) will deploy a security force of 250 soldiers to protect its base in Libya, said today the chief of the organization''s mission to this country, Ghassan Salame. Pope Francis Warns about Obstacles to Peace in Colombia 08 de septiembre de 2017, 17:24Villavicencio, Colombia, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis warned today in this Colombian city that the path to peace in this South American country could be a failure, if it does not go together with honest commitment to reconciliation. Presidential Succession Process in Mexico Starts 08 de septiembre de 2017, 17:21Mexico, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The 2017-2018 presidential succession process in Mexico began today, as confirmed by the National Electoral Institute (INE). Half Dozen Dolphins Cross Cuba from Coast to Coast for Protection 08 de septiembre de 2017, 17:06Cienfuegos, Cuba, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Half a dozen dolphins are resting today at a facility in this south-central province, after crossing the country from the north coast in two different trips by helicopter, as a protection measure against the imminent path of hurricane Irma. Searching Russian Consulate in the U.S. Described as Occupation 08 de septiembre de 2017, 16:22Moscow, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian Vice Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov described today as occupation the search by US security agents at Russia''s consulate in this country in San Francisco. Mexican President Confirms Dead and Injured by Quake 08 de septiembre de 2017, 16:21Mexico, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto confirmed more than 30 dead and 200 injured people by the earthquake of 8.2 degrees on the Richter scale that shook more than 10 Mexican states at dawn on Friday. Russia Demands The Eastern Region to Help Syrian Population 08 de septiembre de 2017, 15:18Moscow, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia demanded today the western humanitarian concrete help to Syrian cities liberated from terrorism, as Deir Ez-Zor, and expressed such request to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Hurricane Irma Gets CLose to the North Coasts of Cuba 08 de septiembre de 2017, 15:16Havana, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma, category four on the Saffir Simpson scale, is approaching the north coast of the center of the country with maximum sustained winds of 240 kilometers per hour (km / h) and upper gusts. Stress Hormone Helps to Overcome a Trauma 08 de septiembre de 2017, 15:02Washington, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Scientists discovered that stress hormone helps to overcome a trauma in a short-term period, but it activates a gen capable of causing physical or psychological problems in a long-term period, reported today the journal Biological Psychiatry. Cuba Expresses Solidarity with Caribbean Countries 08 de septiembre de 2017, 15:01Havana, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba expresses its solidarity with the countries of the Caribbean Basin because of the natural phenomena hitting this area in the last hours, said Cuban Foreign Vice Minister Rogelio Sierra. Hurricane Katia Category 2 Turns Towards Mexican Coasts Mexico, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Katia becomes a Category 2 and started today its movement in the Gulf of Mexico towards the coasts of Veracruz state, by where it will touch land in the first morning hours on Saturday, according to the Meteorological Service. 8.2 Degree Earthquake Rocks Mexico, Killing 31 Mexico, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The strong earthquake of 8.2 degrees on the Richter scale that affected 11 Mexican states in the early hours of Thursday killed 31, with an epicenter in Pijijiapan, Chiapas, reported the Civil Protection today. Vietnam and Russia to Tripled Bilateral Trade Hanoi, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Russia agreed today to make use of the Free Trade Agreement between Indochina and Euroasian Economic Union to increase their commerce at 10,000 million dollars by 2020. North Americans in Somalia Report the Death of Four Terrorists Abuja, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A US air strike killed a member of the Somali Islamist group Al Shabab in southwestern Somalia, making a total of four opponents killed this week, a statement said. Major Hurricane Irma Likely to Deliver Big Blow to Cuban Cays Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Although Hurricane Irma is located at more than 300 kilometers east of Cayo Coco, there are some tidal waves and light winds on that island of the north coast of the central province of Ciego de Avila. Cuban Province Sancti Spíritus in Hurricane Warning Due to Irma Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Just a few hours after the landfall of Hurricane Irma on the eastern side of Cuba, Sancti Spiritus Provincial Council announced the hurricane warning phase for the province. Caribbean Tourism Organization Takes Action on Hurricane Irma Bridgetown, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has today activated its CTO Assistance Fund by the website, in order to help the peoples and governments affected by Hurricane Irma. Vuelta: Thomas De Gendt Wins Stage 19 Sprint, Chris Froome Leads Asturias,Spain,Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) As predicted prior to the stage start, the unfolding of the day was largely dictated by an escape group. A total of 27 riders joined forces to forge a considerable time gap over the bunch, who appeared content to let them fight it out for the stage victory. CARICOM Ready to Support Recovery After Irma Saitn George, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) CARICOM President Keith Mitchell assured today in Grenada that the regional organization will help in the recovery after Irma, in coordination with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (Cedema). Cuban Physicians in Haiti are in Perfect Health After Hurricane Irma Port-au-Prince, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Medical Brigade in Haiti has informed today all its relatives, friends and the Cuban people in general that the more than 680 health professionals are in perfect health. NASA Discloses Names of Some Sites of Pluto Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Different sites in the geography of Pluto will be named after the first space missions to that body and scientists who discovered some of its characteristics, NASA said in a statement today. Guatemalan Damages Due To Recent Chiapas Quake Guatemala, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) The most powerful earthquake of the current century was registered in the region with an epicenter near Mexican coast, having 8,2 degrees at Ritcher scale,and caused two severe injured and over 3,300 affected in this country. 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Akita Prefecture in Japan Tokyo, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A preliminary magnitude 5.3 quake on the Richter scale occurred in Akita prefecture, northern Japan, with no injuries or damage reported, the Japan Meteorological Agency on Wednesday. British Virgin Islands Declared in State of Emergency Road Town, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Augustus Gus Jaspert, declared the territory in a state of emergency after the devastating Hurricane Irma. Philippine Army Tightens the Net Around Terrorists in Marawi 08 de septiembre de 2017, 12:44Manila, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Army has gained ground today in the southern town of Marawi by detaining in an area of less than a square kilometer the terrorists raised there since May 23. Indian Army Takes Another Step Towards Gender Equality 08 de septiembre de 2017, 12:43New Delhi, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A day after the inauguration of Nirmala Sitharaman as defense minister, the Indian army took another step towards gender equality today by agreeing to elect 874 women to join the Military Police. Cyberattack May Affect Major US Credit Company Equifax 08 de septiembre de 2017, 12:38Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, said on Thursday that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million US users, including Social Security numbers, driver´s license numbers, birth date and some other particulars, according to press reports released today. Cuban Musician Leo Brouwer to Be Honored in Argentina Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban guitarist, composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer will be honored next week with the title of Honorary Professor of the Argentine University Tres de Febrero where he will offer an open talk. People Will March to Protest Against Children's Violence in CR San José, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Over 2,000 people will march tomorrow through the main roads of this capital to make people aware of the population´s need to eradicate violence agaisnt children, one of the most severe problems in Costa Rica. UK Increases Aid to Islands Affected by Hurricane Irma London, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom announced today that it will increase assistance to its territories affected by Hurricane Irma after receiving criticism about slow and insufficient aid to victims. China on Its Way to Promote Green Development Nationwide Beijing, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has today urged local officials to deal with environmental issues and urgently promote green development. Catalonia Moves Forward in Planned Independence From Spain Madrid, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of Catalonia climbed another step today in its planned unilateral effort to achieve this autonomous community''s independence from Spain by approving a law that will establish a legal framework alternative to Spanish law. Maduro Counterattacks Economic Warfare Against Venezuela Caracas, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro submitted eight new bills to the speaker of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Delcy Rodríguez, to counter the economic warfare against the country. Uganda Joins Trial on Injectable HIV Preventive Drug Kampala, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Uganda will soon test an injectable version of a proven HIV-negative preventative oral drug that reduces the risk of HIV infection today. Half a Million Angolans are Literate This Year Luanda, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Half a million Angolans were already literate this year, said Education Minister Pinda Simao. Hurricane José Reaches Category 4 on the Saffir Simpson Scale Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane José reached today category 4 on the Saffir Simpson scale, with winds of 240 km/h, the US National Hurricane Center informed. Australia to Train Philippine Forces in Marawi Manila, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Australia will send small teams of soldiers to the Philippines to help train local forces fighting terrorists in the country´s south, the Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne. Canada Plans to Suspend Deportations to Countries Devastated by Irma Ottawa, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Canada could suspend deportations to Haiti and other countries devastated by Hurricane Irma, according to federal regulations that prohibit repatriation of people to nations affected by conflicts or disasters, officials said. Police Arrests Vieira Lima, ex Temer Political Coordinartor Brasilia, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Federal Police (PF) arrested today at home in Salvador de Bahia Geddel Vieira Lima, former political coordinator and ally of president Michel Temer, who was seized with 16 million dollars, presumably obtained from bribes. More Than 60 Percent of Russians Could Vote for Putin Moscow, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Vladimir Putin would have 66 percent of votes during the Russian presidential elections, if they were held next Sunday, opinion polls showed. Literacy in the Digital Age, the Axis of Celebration at UNESCO Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Literacy in the digital age stands out today as the axis of the celebration organized by UNESCO on the occasion of International Literacy Day. Syrian Army Strikes Back at Terrorists in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied troops have today carried out a major military operation to break ISIS-imposed siege around Deir Ezzor military airport, military sources reported. French Minister Pays a Visit to Russia to Extend Bilateral Dialogue Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, is today paying a working visit to Russia to step up dialogue between Paris and Moscow, particularly on main international crises. Irma Causes Losses of about 200 Million Euros in French Islands Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the French islands of the Caribbean Sea will reach a cost of about 200 million euros, informed the president of the Central Insurance Office, Bertrand Labilloy. Irma Causes Rainfalls, Coastal Flooding in Eastern Cuba Havana, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma has struck Cuba''s northeastern seas since early today, causing coastal flooding, especially along the northern coast of Guantanamo and Holguin. Russia Says USA Helped ISIS Leaders in Syria Moscow, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A Russian senator said on Friday that the United States was likely involved in evacuating at least 20 ISIS leaders in Syria. Mexico Activates Civil Protection Protocols against Deadly Quake (+Photos) Mexico, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has activated today the Civil Protection protocols, including the National Emergency Committee, in view of a strong earthquake that hit the nation last night. Over 140 Extremists Killed in Indian Kashmir this Year New Delhi, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) At least 144 extremists, many of them from Pakistan, have been killed this year by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, today revealed a military chief. India to Produce 25,1 Million Tons of Sugar in Next Harvest New Delhi, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) India will produce about 25,1 million tons of sugar in the next harvest that begins in October, 24 percent higher compared to the recently concluded one, today announced industry sources. European Market Opens Again to Argentinean Biodiesel Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean government announced today that in two weeks time approximately the market for biodiesel from this country will reopen to the European Union. Florida Governor Urges Evacuation due to Hurricane Irma Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Florida Governor Rick Scott urged people today to follow orders of evacuation before the impact of hurricane Irma, in moments when the U.S. state faces traffic congestion and lack of fuel. Nigeria: 593 million Dollars in Armaments, Aircraft Against Boko Har Abuja, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The government of Nigeria bought to the United States weapons, fighter jets and other resources to destroy the Boko Haram terrorist group, worth more than $ 593 million, the Vanguard newspaper reported today. Trump Tries to Calm Down Undocumented Immigrant Youngsters Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump said today that beneficiaries of an initiative for undocumented immigrant youngsters, rescinded two days ago, should be worry-free for the next six months. Silvio Rodriguez's Letter Has a Broad Support Havana, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) A hundred supportive comments has today Cuban singer Silvio Rodriguez''s letter published on his blog ''Segunda Cita,'' in which he announces the possible absence of one of his musicians to his concert on Sunday in New York. Indonesia, Singapore agree to Develop Digital Economy Jakarta, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia and Singapore agreed to develop the digital economy during a bilateral meeting chaired by Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, official sources reported today. USA: Senator Supports Bernie Sanders Health Bill Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren became the newest member of her party to support the Medicare For All project promoted by fellow US Sen. And also member of the Upper House, Bernie Sanders. Haiti Records The first Rains of Irma Powerful Hurricane Port of Prince, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Haiti Meteorological Unit is recording the first rains of Hurricane Irma today, whose eye will move north of the country''s coast at approximately 6:00 pm local time. The 42nd Annual of Toronto International Film Festival Begins Toronto, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) The 42nd Annual of Toronto International Film Festival begins today in this city with the release of the film Borg/McEnroe, protagonized by Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason. Doctors Without Borders Accuses European Nations Brussels, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Joanne Liu president of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Doctors Without Borders accused European governments to be accomplices for the treatment received by immigrants who try to cross from Africa to Europe. British Police Arrested Two Suspects of Terrorism London, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Metropolitan Police communicated today the detention of two individuals in the international airport of Birmingham, in the center of the United Kingdom, for suspected links to terrorist actions. Indonesian Pirates Suspected of Hijacking are Arrested in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian authorities arrested 10 suspected Indonesian pirates suspected of hijacking an oil tanker hours earlier. Lars Boom Wins Tour of Britain Stage Five to Take Overall Lead Clacton-on-Sea, UK,Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Dutchman Lars Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo) won the individual time trial stage in the 2017 Tour of Britain in Essex on Thursday to take the overall race lead. Central Cuban Provinces on Hurricane Warning in the Face of Irma Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The province of Sancti Spíritus, in the face of the imminent passing of Hurricane Irma on the outskirts of Cuban territory, is in hurricane watch phase since this Thursday morning reinforcing measures for risk reduction. Hurricane Irma Forces Evacuation of 5,247 in Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The number of people evacuated in the Dominican Republic by Hurricane Irma is increasing to 5,247, when the rains and winds associated with the phenomenon continue, said the Emergency Operations Center (COE). Pope Francis Asks for Focusing on Homeless People Bogota, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has urged in this capital to focus on the homeless and deprived people, and stressed that inequality is the root of social ailment. President Macron to Visit French Caribbean Islands Paris, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron announced today that he will visit the French Caribbean Islands affected by the devastating Hurricane Irma although he did not determine any date. ASEAN Ministers of Economy Strive for Greater Regional Integration Manila, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), attended by 49 Ministers of Economy including invited guests, is currently evaluating mechanisms to strengthening economic ties and promoting trade and investment in the region. Cuba to Attend Congress and Fairs in Mexico Mexico, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban specialists are promoting congresses, fairs, exhibitions and other domestic and international events to be held in 2018, at the Congress Fair in Mexico City, sponsored by IBTM Latin America. British Authorities Investigate Causes of Explosion in Hereford London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) British authorities are investigating the causes of an explosion at an industrial zone in Hereford, central United Kingdom, which forced the evacuation of several homes and shopping centers. Cuba and El Salvador Confirm Their Excellent Relations (+Photos) Havana, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Ministers of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez and Salvador Hugo Martinez confirmed today here their excellent bilateral relations, and advocated to broaden and deepen them. Donald Sutherland to Receive Honorary Oscar Los Angeles, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the United States are set to present Honorary Award to Canadian actor Donald Sutherland in recognition of his remarkable film career, the institution said today. South Korea Concludes Provisional THAAD Deployment Seoul, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Defense Ministry of the Republic of Korea concluded today the provisional installation of the North American anti-ballistic missile defense system THAAD, despite protests and criticism inside and outside the country. US and European Musicians Attend Bolivian Jazz Festival La Paz, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) With a successful international career, the L.A. l Jazz Machine (United States) and singers Carles GR Quartet (France) and Peter Scharli (Switzerland) stand out today among the attractions of the International Jazz Festival, Festijazz, of Bolivia. Puerto Rico Governor Gave Preliminary Data of Damages Cause by Irma San Juan, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican´s Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares offered today a report about the preliminary balance of damages caused by Hurricane Irma there. Camagüey Secures Tourist Facilities in the Face of Hurricane Irma Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Several evacuations to more than 2,400 tourists staying in hotels in the north of this central-eastern region are being carried out today in the face of the threat of Hurricane Irma to Cuba. Sanctions and Dialogue, Ways to Solve Korean Issue According to China Beijing, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that the key to solving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula is to implement sanctions and promote dialogue. Three Hurricanes Simultaneously Hit the Atlantic-Caribbean Region Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) With Irma, Jose and Katia, the Atlantic-Caribbean zone has three simultaneous hurricanes today, which has not happened since 2010, according to international meteorological entities. Scientists Design a Probe to Detect Cancer Cells in 10 Seconds Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have designed a hand-held probe capable of detecting cancer cells in the tissues in 10 seconds, it was reported in a study published today in the American journal Science Translational Medicine. Cuba's Turnat Could Be Held Despite Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are preparing to prevent Hurricane Irma from affecting the 11th edition of the International Nature Tourism Event (Turnat 2017), planned for the end of September in the eastern part of the island. Brazilians Collect Signatures to Annul Law on Independence Day Brasilia, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the 195th anniversary of Brazil''s independence, the Workers'' Single Confederation (CUT) is collecting signatures to back up a Popular Initiative Bill to invalidate the labor reform boosted by President Michel Temer. Iranian Leader Pardons More Than 1,000 Prisoners Tehran, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, has pardoned about 1,166 prisoners on occasion of the Islamic festive celebrations of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Qadir. Egypt, Vietnam Leaders Agree on Increasing Trade Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi agreed on the feasibility and advisability of increasing short-term trade between their countries to one billion of dollars. British Enterprises Concerned Over Non-specialized Jobs London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) British enterprises expressed their concern today over the exit of this country from the European Union (EU) and the arrival of non-qualified workers. Venezuela Condemns Recent US Attacks on UN Caracas, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has strongly condemned recent US attacks on Venezuela´s role in the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. Argentine Santiago Maldonado Still Missing, Gov't Increases Reward Buenos Aires, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) There is still no information about the whereabouts of the young Argentine activist Santiago Maldonado, who disappeared more than 35 days ago, while the government decided today to quadruple the reward for those who offer accurate data to help the case. Odebrecht Denies Accusations against Venezuelan Leader Caracas, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian company Odebrecht has denied having paid about $100 million USD through the Spanish company TSE Arietis to Venezuelan socialist leader, Diosdado Cabello, accused by former Attorney General of the South American nation, Luisa Ortega. US Created Daesh, But Now They Fear It, Hezbollah Says Beirut, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) A leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement in Lebanon, Hezbollah, claimed that the United States created the Islamic State or Daesh, but now they fear that the terrorists turned against them. Irma Shows No Mercy with the Small Islands of the Caribbean San Juan, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma is merciless with the small islands in the east of the Caribbean region, where as of today there are no less than 10 dead and about fifty wounded. Israeli Airstrikes Target Syrian Research Center Damascus, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Israeli airstrikes targeted a Syrian scientific research center, located three kilometers from the town of Mesyaf in western Hama province, according to military sources. France Mobilizes After Path of Hurricane Irma by Overseas Territories Paris, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) French authorities are still today mobilized to deal with emergencies after Hurricane Irma hit its Caribbean territories, St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. Asia-Pacífic Forum to Promote Small and Medium Enterprises Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Ministerial Conference of Small and Medium Size Enterprises of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, will be held from September 10 to 15 in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh. Colombians Expectant for the Pope's Message Bogota, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis will officiate today his first camp mass at this capital''s Simon Bolivar Park, in which about one million parishioners eager for his message of peace are expected to attend. Largest Travel Convention Begins in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Some 700 tour operators from 40 countries and territories concur from today at the 13th International Travel Exhibition organized each year in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh. China's IT and Internet Industry Thrives Beijing, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) China´s IT and Internet industry continued to thrive today thanks to a better business environment and greater technological innovation, a government report said. TeleSUR Denounces Anti-Venezuelan Information Manipulation Caracas, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Telesur, multinational news agency, has called for a serious and honest debate on the exercise of journalism, after denouncing the manipulation of Colombia''s Canal Uno, which paid for a fake proof to attack Venezuelan government. Bangladesh Seeks Solution to Massive Rohingya Arrival New Delhi, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Bangladeshi authorities are trying today to deal with the arrival in just 12 days of nearly 150,000 Rohingyas, who fled Myanmar after a new wave of violence, a situation that caused a bilateral diplomatic crisis. ANC Summons National Conference next December 16 to 20 Pretoria, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The African National Congress (ANC) summoned to celebrate next December its National Conference, a crucial event where its new leadership will be elected, its policy, program and constitution of the veteran antiapartheid updated. Latin American Experts Will Debate about Autism in Bolivia La Paz, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd International Congress of Autism, Health and Nutrition will gather specialists from Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia next weekend, announced here event organizers. French Minister to Visit Russia and Achieve Progress in Dialog París, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will travel next Friday to Russia to intensify the dialog between Paris and Mosow, mainly on the main international crises. Natural Event Will Create New Touristic Routes in Cuba Havana, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) The celebration of the 11th International Nature Tourism Event, Turnat 2017, on September 25-30, will provide the creation of new recreational routes in the eastern region, the press reported. Large Participation of China in Greek Trade Fair Athens, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), the most important trade fair in Greece, will be attended by some 170 Chinese companies, said organizers of the event. Scientists to Use Zika Virus to Fight Cancer Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Investigators plan to introduce mutations on the virus of the Zika until they are able to develop a genetic variant able to attack tumors, without causing propagation of the infection in living organisms. Jamaica to Celebrate Marathon Organized by Usain Bolt Foundation Kingston, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican multiple Olympic and World Champion Usian Bolt got associated with the Jamaican National Association in a fusion to organize the 3rd edition of the marathon for ‘Athletics for a Better World'', powered by the IAAF, which is part of a campaign called ''Heroes in Action''. Chilean Theater Group Hija de la Rosa to Perform in Cuba Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean theater group Hija de la Rosa will premiere in Cuba on September 8th the monologue ''The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise'' a play by French writer Georges Perec, said today director Carolina Sagredo. Catalonian Parliament Approves Law to Separate from Spain Madrid, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Catalonian Parliament gave green light today to a law to legalize a unilateral independence referendum that the authorities in that region are trying to hold on October 1 to separate from Spain. Transnational Criminal Cell Dismantled in Guatemala 06 de septiembre de 2017, 18:07Guatemala, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) A transnational illegal cell devoted to human trafficking and money laundering was dismantled today in Guatemala, according to a spokesman for the National Civil Police (PNC) Deputy Director-General''s Office for Criminal Investigation (SGIC) Eusebio Leal Granted Grand Cross of Order Isabella the Catholic 06 de septiembre de 2017, 17:58Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis granted today historian of the city Eusebio Leal the Grand Cross of the Order of Isabellla the Catholic, the highest civil order granted by Spain. Alert Issued in Niger for Floods that Jeopardize Various Countries 06 de septiembre de 2017, 17:07Niamey, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Niger issued a yellow alert for floods in the Niger River, which also jeopardize neighboring countries due to the heavy rains in recent days, said today the Pan-African News Agency. Cuban Central Province on the Alert for Hurricane Irma Threat 06 de septiembre de 2017, 17:06Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The population and State authorities in this Cuban central province are currently are working today to implement measures to preserve human lives and material resources, faced with the possible path of hurricane Irma along the Cuban northern coast. Bachelet Highlights Recovery of Chilean Economy 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:31Santiago de Chile, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet highlighted the recovery of the local economy after reporting a 2.8 percent growth in the indicator at the end of July, the highest monthly increase in the year . Iran Rejects Sanctions as Solution to Conflicts 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:29Tehran, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hasan Rohani rejected today the policies of unilateral sanctions to settle conflicts between countries. Puerto Rico: 250,000 Electric Power Consumers in the Dark 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:11San Juan, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 250,000 consumers of the Authority of Electric Energy (AEE) of Puerto Rico are now without electric power, while they expect Hurricane Irma goes through at 32 miles of distance by the northeast of the island, at 19:00, local time. Puerto Rico: 250,000 Electric Power Consumers in the Dark 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:11San Juan, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 250,000 consumers of the Authority of Electric Energy (AEE) of Puerto Rico are now without electric power, while they expect Hurricane Irma goes through at 32 miles of distance by the northeast of the island, at 19:00, local time. MPLA Victory Confirmed and Joao Lourenco President 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:09Luanda, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) assured continuity in the government with the election of Joao Lourenco for President for the next five years. Cuban Eastern Region on the Alert for Hurricane Irma Threat 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:04Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Civil Defense General Staff decreed today the stage of alert for this country''s eastern region, faced with the imminent path of hurricane Irma, which is affecting several territories in the insular Caribbean. Hurricane Irma, the Most Powerful of the Atlantic 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:01Washington, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) The National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the US considered today Hurricane Irma as the most powerful ever registered in the main waters of the Atlantic Ocean, outside northern of the Caribbean Sea and eastern of the Gulf of Mexico. Colombian Cyclist Gaviria Wins 4th Stage of British Tour 06 de septiembre de 2017, 15:55Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria, a member of the team Quick-Step, won the fourth stage of the Tour to the UK with 3:43.31 hours. Cuba and Spain Express Will to Strengthen Bilateral Relations 06 de septiembre de 2017, 14:33Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla received his Spanish counterpart Alfonso Maria Dastis Wednesday, in his first day for his first official visit to Cuba. Panama Canal to Increase Transit of Neo-Panamax Vessels 06 de septiembre de 2017, 13:31Panama, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) today announced an increase from six to seven in the transit of neo-panamax vessels through the new locks, starting on December 1. Panama Canal to Increase Transit of Neo-Panamax Vessels 06 de septiembre de 2017, 13:31Panama, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) today announced an increase from six to seven in the transit of neo-panamax vessels through the new locks, starting on December 1. Bank of Canada Raises Interest Rate to One Percent 06 de septiembre de 2017, 13:07Ottawa, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Canada has hiked its benchmark rate to 1 percent for a second time in less than two months amid surprisingly resurgent growth across the country. UNICEF Claims for Unity to End Violence Against Children in Mexico 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:46Mexico, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) The unity of all political forces and society is absolutely essencial to erradicate violence against children in Mexico, assured today Christian Skoog, representative of the of the United Nations Children´s Fund(UNICEF) in the country. Sandstorm and Rains Kill at Least 14 in Mauritania 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:46Nouakchott, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 people were killed and 26 wounded in a sandstorm combined with heavy rainfalls in Mauritania, a regional media reported today. US Singer Rufus Wainwright to Perform in Cuba 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:42Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) US singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright will perform a concert on September 24 at Havana''s Gran Teatro Alicia Alonso (Gthaa), where he will share the stage with local artists, organizers confirmed here today. New Election Campaign Begins in Kenya 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:37Nairobi, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Independent and Border Electoral Commission has announced today the October 17´s election campaigns in Kenya after the Supreme Court overturned the August´s vote outcomes. DPRK Ratifies its Unchangeable Policy 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:33Pyongyang, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) ratified today its unchangeable policy in relation to the campaign of sanctions carried out by the USA. China and Mexico Increase E-Commerce Cooperation 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:24Beijing, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has highlighted today the possibilities of e-commerce cooperation with China during an official visit to the Alibaba headquarters in the city of Huangzhou in eastern China, according to local press. Irma Without Casualties: Says Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:22Saint John, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Antigua and Barbuda''s prime minister, Gaston Browne, said that the recent passage to his country by the very severe Hurricane Irma did not cause any fatalities. Republicans Cornered Due to Anti-Immigrant Bill in USA 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:18Washington, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump´s decision to end the program of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) could cause severe damages to the Republican Party among Latin voters, political experts forecasted today. Bahamas- Mandatory Evacuation in Path of Hurricane Irma 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:04Nassau, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says his government has ordered a mandatory evacuation of islands in the southern part of the islands chain because of Hurricane Irma. Mongolia, Bhutan Strengthen Political, Economic Cooperation 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:02Ulan Bator, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministers from Mongolia, Ts.Munkh-Orgil, and Bhutan, Damcho Dorji, held official talks here today to strengthen cooperation on bilateral, regional and international platforms. Mongolia, Bhutan Strengthen Political, Economic Cooperation 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:02Ulan Bator, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministers from Mongolia, Ts.Munkh-Orgil, and Bhutan, Damcho Dorji, held official talks here today to strengthen cooperation on bilateral, regional and international platforms. Eastern Cuba Takes Measures Before Passing of Irma 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:59Guantanamo, Cuba 6 Sep (Prensa Latina) Facing the imminent passage of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, authorities from this province are assuring today the sending of materials and workforce from the telecommunications and electricity companies to the most vulnerable municipalities. Nigeria´s Unity is Non-Negotiable, Say Civil Society Groups 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:57Abuja, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) A Nigerian civil society coalition has warned today that the nation''s unity is non-negotiable, after ratifying its support for President Muhammadu Buhari, reported the local press. Boko Haram Killed Nearly 400 Civilians in Nigeria, Cameroon 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:14Abuja, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) Civilian populations in Nigeria and Cameroon have suffered 381 deaths due to terrorist attacks of the Islamist armed group Boko Haram since April to now, according to national websites. Hurricane Irma Hits Antigua and Barbuda Hard 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:02San Juan, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma hit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda with gusting winds of over 300 kilometers per hour, at an estimated speed of 24 kilometers per hour. WWF: World will win Battle for the Environment 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:01By Fausto Triana Vietnam, Cuba Hold Fruitful Political Consultations 06 de septiembre de 2017, 10:59Hanoi, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Pham Binh Minh, and Cuba''s First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, have described today as fruitful the fourth round of the political consultations between the two nations. New Convene Will Ease Air Routes Ecuador-Canada Quito, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and Canada consolidate today commerce relations with the approval here by the National Assembly of a convene on air transport. Tropical Storms Jose and Katia Threaten the Caribbean 06 de septiembre de 2017, 10:21Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) After forming as tropical storms, Jose and Katia, in the waters of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic hurricane season has reached today the number of eleven tropical storms. Mystique and Nature at IMPAC4 in Chile Por Fausto TrianaLa Serena, Chile, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Mystique of the Rapanui People from Easter Island, a beautiful documentary by NatGeo and several scientific debates mark the development of the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) in this city. More Than Four Million Syrian Students Begin School Year 06 de septiembre de 2017, 10:14Damascus, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) More than four million Syrian students have started classes today, as part of the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, educational sources said. Chinese President Lauds Links with Arab Countries Beijing, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping lauded today the ties with the Arab States in strengthening the Silk Road initiative, which aims at interconnecting countries on this ancient route. France Concerned that Hurricane Irma Could Affect Caribbean Region Paris, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The French government has expressed concern today about the impact of Hurricane Irma on the French overseas territories located in the Caribbean Sea, mainly because thousands of people refuse to be evacuated and comply with the safety slogans. Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall in the Caribbean and Heads to Cuba Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history has passed this morning over Barbuda, headed to the Lesser Antilles, and could directly or indirectly affect the eastern region of Cuba in the next 48 to 72 hours. Syrian Gov't Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) When the Syrian army still fights in the streets of the city of Deir Ezzor against the terrorists of the Daesh, the government of this country decided to open an airlift to deliver humanitarian aid to the inhabitants of that enclave, official sources informed today. Iran Warns of Possible Independence of Iraqi Kurdistan Tehran, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Iran is opposed to an independent Iraqi Kurdistan, facing the possibility of a fracture of the neighboring nation causing another crisis in the Middle East, said Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, director of international affairs for the Iranian parliament. Catalan Parliament Processes Law on Independence Referendum Madrid, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Catalan Parliament is today debating a law to give legal cover to the unilateral independence referendum that local authorities are intending to hold next October 1 to separate from Spain. Spanish Foreign Minister Meets Cuban Authorities Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, will meet with local authorities today at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as part of his visit to the Caribbean nation. Five Rohingya Refugees Die in Bangladeshi Border Shipwreck Dhaka, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) At least five Rohingyas died today as 11 boats carrying refugees of that Muslim ethnic group overturned in Naaf River Estuary, today reported Bangladeshi border guards. Pope Francis Pays Visit to Colombia Bogota, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis arrives today in this capital to pay a five-day apostolic visit to Colombia, considered as one of the nations having the world´s largest number of Catholics. Pakistani Authorities Arrest Extremist Group Leader Islamabad, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Pakistani radical group Ansar al Shariah was arrested along with six of his supporters during a security operation in Karachi city, today announced police sources. High Rates of Violence against South African Women By Ilsa Rodriguez Santana Pretoria, Sep 6(Prensa Latina) Despite the democratic advance in South Africa in the last two decades and the numerous programs in favor of women, gender violence is maintained at high rates and specialists recommend today taking urgent additional measures to stop it. Natural Disasters Quadrupled Since 1970, Says UN United Nations, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Natural disasters have quadrupled in the world since 1970, a scenario that confirms the importance of handling climate change, said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Bahamas to Sanction Traders for Increasing Prices 06 de septiembre de 2017, 00:18Nassau, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The government of Bahamas warned the local wholesale and retail sellers that they may be sanctioned by the law if they take advantage of the possible impact of dangerous Hurricane Irma on the weekend and increase the prices of basic products such as foods, medical supplies, liquids and construction materials. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Prepares 65th Anniversary Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas will keep on touring the country in October, celebrating its 65th anniversary, as told by Centro Provincial de la Música Rafael Somavilla (Cpmrs) Tuesday. Lara State, Second Most Affected in Venezuela by Opposition Chaos 05 de septiembre de 2017, 23:49Caracas, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The state of Lara, governed by opposition leader Henri Falcón, of Avanzada Progresista, was the second territory most affected in Venezuela by political violence promoted from April to August by self-proclaimed Table of Democratic Unity (MUD). Turkey Keeps Betting on Entering the European Union 05 de septiembre de 2017, 18:46Ankara, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu, assured his government keeps betting for the integration of his country to the European Union (EU), during a meeting closing today in Slovenia. Portugal: Over 213,000 Hectares Burned in 8 Months 05 de septiembre de 2017, 17:44Lisbon, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) During the first eight months of 2017, Portugal reported 12,377 forest fires and smaller events that devastated more than 213,000 hectares, said a report issued today. UN Celebrates Cease of Fire between Gov't and ELN 05 de septiembre de 2017, 17:19United Nations, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The United nations celebrated the announcement of a cease of fire between the Colombian government and guerrilla movement National Liberation Army (ELN) in the frame of the peace negotiations hosted by Ecuador. Suitcases with Money Found in Place Linked to Temer's Ex Articulator 05 de septiembre de 2017, 17:04Brasilia, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Suitcases and cardboard boxes full of money of alleged corruption origin were found today by the Federal Police (PF) in an apartment linked to Geddel Vieira, political former articulator of President Michel Temer. Antigua and Barbuda Announced Possible Curfew Due to Irma's Trajector 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:46Saint John, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) The government of Antigua and Barbuda expressed today a statement about the possibility of imposing a curfew during Hurricane Irma''s visit. Venezuela Describes Interventionist Statement by France as Arrogant 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:45Caracas, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza described the recent statement by France on Venezuela as arrogant, while saying that the French Government subordinates its policy to the United States interests. Kenyan President Rejects Opponent's Demands on Elections 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:43Nairobi, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta rejected today guaranteeing demands of his opponent candidate Raila Odinga about new elections on October 17 after annulling the ones celebrated on August 8. Spanish Festival Primavera Club 2017 Announces Poster 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:18Madrid, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Over 30 artists will meet the October 20-22 Primavera Club 2017 festival, that will take place in this capital and Barcelona, organizers reported today. Spanish Festival Primavera Club 2017 Announces Poster 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:18Madrid, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Over 30 artists will meet the October 20-22 Primavera Club 2017 festival, that will take place in this capital and Barcelona, organizers reported today. Cuba Warns against Potential Danger of Hurricane Irma 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:12Havana, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Civil Defense of Cuba issued the Informative Note Number 1 on Hurricane Irma today, regarding the potential danger that this phenomenon represents for this Caribbean country. Syrian President Praises the Army For Deir Ezzor Victory 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:54Damascus, Sept (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad congratulated today national armed forces for their victory that means breaking the siege imposed by the Islamic State to the northern city of Deir Ezzor. Pope Calls for Reconciliation and Peace in Colombia 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:53Rome, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis called today for reconciliation and peace in Colombia, a country that he will visit from tomorrow until September 10th. USA Will Sell More Sophisticated Military Equipments to Asian Allies 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:38Washington, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) American President Donald Trump announced today his permission to Japan and South Korea to buy a huge amount of high-tech military equipments, in the middle of growing tensions with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). UN Ready to Support Pacific Solution in Korean Peninsula 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:37United Nations, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, showed today his disposal to endorse the negotiations directed to a pacific solution for the crisis in the Korean Peninsula. CARICOM Activates Response Risk Teams Due To Irma's Closeness 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:27Bridgetown, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Teams of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in charge of giving responses to climatic adversities, activated today in Barbados the plan of regional coordination due to Hurricane Irma''s closeness. A Study Refutes Benefits of Diet Low in Fats Ottawa, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) A study published Tuesday in specialized magazine The Lancet refuted the benefits of a diet extremely low in fat, wanting to justify a healthier dieting habit for people. Puerto Rican Gov't on Alert Due to Hurricane Irma San Juan, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The government of Puerto Rico warned its population Tuesday about the danger of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to partially affect Puerto Rico on Wednesday afternoon. Rapanui Chants, an Intimate Touch at the IMPAC4 in Chile Por Fausto TrianaLa Serena, Chile, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Polynesian melodies masterly played by the pianist Mahani Teave and sung by Enrique Icka have embellished the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4), which opened here today. Chris Froome Holds 2017 Vuelta a Espana Lead Logroño,Spain,Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Chris Froome put on his latest display of supreme time trialling to comprehensively beat the rest of the field and win stage 16 of the Vuelta a España, strengthening his position at the top of the general classification in the process. French Leader Condemns Fascist Opposition Violence in Venezuela Paris, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) French leftist leader, Jean-Luc Melenchon, has condemned today some actions of ''violence and fascism'' committed by the Venezuelan opposition in order to overthrow the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. S Korea Navy Exercises With Live Ammo Facing DPRK MissileTest Seoul, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea Navy has conducted a live-fire maneuvers today, some few days after the sixth nuclear test of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which demonstrate its defenses against possible attacks. Raul Castro Leads Commemoration of Revolutionary Anniversary in Cuba Cienfuegos, Cuba, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has led the political and cultural event held here today, on occasion of the 60th anniversary of the popular uprising occurred on September 5, 1957, against the Fulgencio Batista tyranny. Ecuador Increases Trade Relations With China Quito, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador consolidated today trade relations with China during the visit of Foreign Trade Minister, Pablo Campana, to that Asian country, first stopover of a tour that includes six nations. Malaysia, Brazil to Strengthen Political, Commercial Relations Kuala Lumpur, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia and Brazil will explore cooperation areas and regional and international issues during the working visit started today by the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Aloysio Nunes to this capital, official sources reported today. Qatar Inaugurates Arab-Persian Gulf Port Doha, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Qatari authorities inaugurated today the port of Hamad, considered one of the biggest of the Persian Gulf, whose works cost 7,400,000 dollars. Second Round of NAFTA Renegotiations Concludes in Mexico Mexico, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from Mexico, Canada and the United States will end the second round of renegotiation the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) today, and they should define the actions on labor issues, one of the most complicated matters during the talks. South Korean Entrepreneurial Group Defends Free Trade Agreement Seoul, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in South Korea, made up of 700 companies, today favored the free trade agreement with the United States, which Washington has threatened to abandon. Caribbean Islands Prepare for Incoming Hurricane Irma San Juan, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean islands located on the path of Hurricane Irma, which has already strengthened into a Category 5 storm, are preparing to face strong winds, rains and tidal waves, according to local media. BRICS Summit Ends in China with Stronger Association Xiamen, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Pragmatic cooperation occupies a relevant place among the main points of the Final Declaration approved at the closing here today of the 9th Summit of Brics, group of emergent economies formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Kenya Women with fewest Children in East Africa Nairobi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Kenya women today have the lowest number of children in East Africa, which translates into smaller families compared to their counterparts in Burundi and Uganda, the region''s child bearing leaders. US War-Era Bomb Found in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) A large bomb still explosive has been found today in the central city of Thanh Hoa, a frequent target region in the 1970s by US air strikes. Syrian Army Breaks Siege of Terrorists in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army troops and their allies were able to break today the siege of Islamic State terrorists in the northern city of Deir Ezzor, Syrian state television reported. Lula Concludes Caravan through Northern Brazil in San Luis Brasilia, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Caravan of Hope, headed by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for 20 days in nine states in the Northeast of Brazil, will anchor today in the port city of San Luis. Syria Allies Accuse USA of Supporting Terrorist Groups Damascus, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian government troops would move quickly forward to the northern province of Deir Ezzor if US-led international coalition stopped supporting terrorist groups, Syria´s allied forces warned today. Three Pakistani Soldiers Killed in Extremist Ambush Islamabad, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Three Pakistani soldiers, including a lieutenant colonel, were killed and three others were injured in an ambush by gunmen in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, today said military sources. Nepal Expects 900,000 Tourists in 2017 Kathmandu, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) The Hotel Association Nepal''s Secretary General, Binayak Shah, today considered that the country could receive 900,000 foreign tourists this year, a figure never reached before. Cuba,Vietnam Holds Round of Political Consultations Hanoi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba have reaffirmed today a long-standing friendship and the willingness to expand their multilateral cooperation during a new round of political consultations, for which First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, traveled here. Indian Supreme Court Orders to Take Steps to Protect Children New Delhi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of India today ordered the government to take steps to protect children in the country, including the creation of a group helping child victims of natural or human disasters. Over 540,000 Pakistanis Deported since 2012 Islamabad, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Over 540,000 Pakistanis have been deported from 134 countries from January 2012 to date, most of them from the European Union and Persian Gulf nations, today revealed the Home Affairs Ministry. Jamaica Announces New Reward Programs to Mitigate Crime Kingston, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, announced two reward programs for the arrest of wanted men and the recovery of weapons and illegal ammunition. The Earth Has 2 Billion Living Species Washington, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Biologists from the US university of Arizona have estimated that there are 2 billion living species on Earth, most of them bacteria. Conservation Agriculture is an Urgent Need, Says FAO Havana, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Conservation agriculture has become an urgent need, said today official for programs of FAO Cole Genge in an article quoted today by the FAO office in Havana. Cuba to Host International Puppets Workshop Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the International Puppet Workshop of Matanzas (Titim) today confirmed that the XIII edition will be from April 24 to 29, 2018, in theaters and open spaces of this Cuban city. NASA Reveals New Photograph of Saturn's Rings 04 de septiembre de 2017, 17:45Washington, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) published today a new image showing the turbulent clouds on top of Saturn, captured by the spacecraft Cassini at jut 267,000 kilometers of height over the planet. President of China and Mexico Support Protection to Vaquita Porpoise Bejing, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Presidents of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, and China, Xi Jinping, reiterated their willingness to protect endangered species, particularly the vaquita porpoise, a marine mammal. Haiti Decrees Alert, Faced with Possible Path of Hurricane Irma Port au Prince, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Secretary''s Office for Disaster Risk Management decreed today a stage of alert in Haiti, face with possible path of hurricane Irma through this Caribbean territory. South Sudanese Guerrillas Threaten to Attack Petroleum Fields 04 de septiembre de 2017, 17:11Juba, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The guerrillas of South Sudan threatened Monday to attack the oil fields of the state of Al Wahday and called those who work in the facilities to immediately leave this area. Millions of Venezuelan Children Enjoy Free Vacation Plan Caracas, Sepb 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,490,000 Venezuelan children are currently enjoying free vacation activities organized by the Bolivarian Government as part of the 9th Community Vacation Plan, 5th Camping and 7th Youth Challenge. Cuban Parliament President Receives Counterpart from Malta 04 de septiembre de 2017, 16:24Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Parliament, Esteban Lazo, received his counterpart from Malta Angelo Farrugia Monday, with whom he showed desire to develop the bilateral links. Cuban Vice President Highlights Strengths of New School Year 04 de septiembre de 2017, 16:23Cienfuegos, Cuba, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) First vice president of the Cuban Government Miguel Diaz-Canel highlighted here the strengths of the new school year that began today in almost 10,700 educational centers in Cuba. Venezuela Delivers Protest Notes to Four European Countries Caracas, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela delivered today protest notes to accredited ambassadors of Spain, Italy, Germany and Great Britain for the intromission of their respective governments in issues of the South American nation. Colombian President Announces Bilateral Cease of Fire with ELN 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:47Bogota, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced today bilateral cease of fire with insurgent National Liberation Army , before the visit to this country by Pope Francis, scheduled for September 6. Cuba Reiterates Willingness to Fight Terrorism in the World 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:46Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Gonzalez, President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), reiterated today Cuba''s willingness to fight terrorism along with the United Nations and the international community. Russia Regards Actions against Consulate in the US as Vandalic 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:44Moscow, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry regarded the violent searches made by security services of the United States to the Russian consulate in the city of San Francisco (California) and two other offices, as vandalic actions. Parliamentarian European Leader Calls to Avoid Violence in Kenya 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:32Brussels, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) The leader of socialists in the European Parliament Gianni Pittela called today both main candidates of recent elections in Kenya, in a statement, to avoid post electoral violence in such country. Fires Damage More than 8,000 Hectares in Cordoba, Argentina 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:12Buenos Aires, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 8,000 hectares were devastated by fires in the province of Córdoba, officials reported. Demonstrators Demand Court to Pronounce to the President 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:11Guatemala, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of social organizations are marching on the streets and avenues of the capital to make any kind of pressure on the Supreme Court (CSJ), to declare or pronounce with immediateness on three accusations against the President Jimmy Morales. Blast on Montenegro Reports a Dead 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:01Podgorica, Sept 4(Prensa Latina) A John Doe died today as a consequence of the detonation of an explosive artifact on a street in Cetinje, Montenegrin city, officers reported. Angola: National Electoral Commission Official Advises Opposition 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:00Luanda, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Andre da Silva Neto, president of the Angolan National Electoral Commission, reminded the local opposition that the institutionality of the Angolan electoral process is only dictated by the Constitutional Court. UN Urges DPRK to Stop Its Nuclear Program 04 de septiembre de 2017, 14:57The United Nations, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Under- Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman called today Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to stop its military nuclear program, which Pyongyang underlines its right to defend itself from American violence. Death Toll in Traffic Accidents Across Turkey Rises to 109 Ankara, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities reported today 109 fatal victims in the roads of the nation since the extended 10-day long Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Caribbean Alert on Path of Hurricane Irma Basseterre, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean islands prepare for coming hurricane Irma, storm category three in the Saffir-Simpson scale, expected to begin lashing the region on Tuesday, reported local authorities. China and Russia Are Ready to Mediate in Korean Crisis Hanoi, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States was always a part of the problem and Donald Trump came to make things worse, because after each of his threats and sanctions, North Korea responds with another warning or a new missile test. New Quantum Memory Device Small Enough to Fit on a Chip Washington,Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers from the U.S. and Italy has built a quantum memory device that is approximately 1000 times smaller than similar devicesâ€''small enough to install on a chip. Eleven Strategic Missile Regiments to Hold Drills in Russia Moscow,Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Eleven regiments armed with mobile ground-launched strategic missiles Topol, Topol-M and Yars are taking part in an exercise in various regions of Russia stretching from the Tver to Irkutsk regions, the Defense Ministry said on Monday. Intl. Campaign in Favor of Santiago Maldonado Gets More Support Buenos Aires, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Intellectuals, artists and political experts, including the U.S. philosopher Noam Chomsky and former Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba, signed an international campaign in favor of Santiago Maldonado, an Argentinian young man who has been reported missing for more than a month. Taliban Commanders Killed in Attack in Helmand Afghan Province Kabul, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Taliban commanders Mullah Khaliqdad, Mullah Musafir, and Khayal Mohammad, were killed along with 25 other insurgents during air strikes in the Afghan province of Helmand, the Defense Ministry announced today. US Calls on the UN to Take Drastic Sanctions Against DPRK United Nations, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States called on the UN Security Council today to adopt drastic sanctions that would force the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to abandon its nuclear program. Schools Open Again But the Strike Left Many Consequences in Peru Lima, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) School lessons started to normalize today in Peru after a long strike of teachers that left parcial achievements and consequences like a possible resignation of Minister of Education, Marilu Martens. Lula Completes Caravan of Hope in Maranhao Brasilia, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) After touring more than 4,000 kilometers in northeastern Brazil, the Caravan of Hope led by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is in its final stage today. Elite Syrian Army Forces Closer to Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Special troops of the Syrian Army, the so-called Tiger Forces, are located about 10 kilometers from the northern city of Deir Ezzor, a stronghold of Islamic State terrorists or Daesh (IS). Cuban Parliament Urges Massive Electoral Participation Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Parliament President, Esteban Lazo, has called his fellow citizens today to participate massively and responsibly in the general elections, the first stage of which will elect the members of the municipal assemblies. Colombian ELN Guerrillas Announce Bilateral Ceasefire Quito, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Liberation Army (ELN) confirmed today, from this capital, a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the government of Colombia, with which it maintains round-table discussions towards the peace of that South American country. Lula is a Political Genius, says Brazilian Philosopher Brasilia, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ''is a political genius, absolutely extraordinary'', valued philosopher and university professor Jose Arthur Giannotti in statements published today. Cuban Doctors Arrive in Vietnam Hanoi, Sept. 4 (Prensa Latina) The first four Cuban doctors from a group of 17 who will begin working in Vietnam this year have arrived here today as part of the joint decision to increase cooperation in this area as well. Switzerland Warns US on Economy and Disasters Bern, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) The rotating president of the Helvetic Confederation, Doris Leuthard, warned the United States on economic problems in that country in the face of greater suffering in natural disasters and insurance issues. UN Holds Emergency Meeting on DPRK Nuclear Test United Nations, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting today to address the sixth nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Venezuela Demands Great Britain Respect its Sovereignty Caracas, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela called on Great Britain to respect its sovereignty and not assume biased positions in favor of Venezuelan ultraright based on ignoring the reality of the South American country. UN Holds Emergency Meeting on DPRK Nuclear Test United Nations, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting today to address the sixth nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). BRICS Countries Condemn DPRK's Sixth Nuclear Test Xiamen, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) have expressed today their rejection to the recent nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). US Equipment Found in Terrorist Hideouts in Iraq Baghdad, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi forces found US communications and drones hidden by the Islamic state or Daesh in the city of Tal Afar, Hispantv reports. China Promises more Cooperation with Africa during Brics Summit Xiamen, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping, promised here today to firmly support the peace and development of Africa during a parallel meeting to the 9th Summit of Brics with his peer of South Africa, Jacob Zuma. South Korea Approves THAAD after Environmental Impact Assesment Seoul, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea today approved deploying the US high altitude area defense system (THAAD), after assessing its environmental impact in the deployment area. Brics Joint Declaration for Globalization and against Protectionism Xiamen, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The leaders of the Brics countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opposed here today protectionism and advocated for economic globalization, according to the Xiamen Declaration issued on occasion of the ninth bloc summit. Bishops of Brazil Call for Defending Dignity and Rights Brasilia, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Council of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) encouraged to defend the dignity and rights of the Brazilian people, on the occasion of commemorating Independence Day on September 7. More Than 1,750,000 Students to Classes in Cuba Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,750,000 students are beginning today the 2017-2018 school year in Cuba, a period whose beginning has been preparing in the country for several weeks. After Crushing ISIS in Central Syria, Army Moves to Deir Ezzor City Damascus, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) After crushing ISIS last stronghold in central Syria, the Army with Russian air support, is reportedly making rapid advances in several flanks towards Deir Ezzor city. Commission Sets Post-electoral Calendar in Angola Luanda, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Commission of Angola (CNE) maintains the final vote counts of the August 23 general elections, while it has already set the calendar until the presidential inauguration. New Details Revealed About Extortion Network in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Public Ministry will announce new details on the investigation of the corruption and extortion offenses under Luisa Ortega term of office, Attorney General Tareck William Saab announced. Minister Considers Bolivia with Great Gas Deposit Potential La Paz, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Hydrocarbons Luis Sánchez reported that resources estimated today in the Madre de Dios basin in the north of the country could reach 32 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas. Russia, China Agree on How to Deal with DRPK's New Nuclear Test Moscow, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to ''appropriately deal'' with the nuclear test conducted Sunday by Democratic Republic People''s of Korea (DRPK), Russian Today reported. US Astronaut who set Record in Space Returns Washington, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds today''s record of more days in space by a US citizen, returned to the Earth with her crew-mates Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikhin. Iran Developed Electromagnetic Radars to Trace Cruise Missiles Tehran, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) Iran has designed and developed a sophisticated electromagnetic radar to trace cruise missiles, Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy for Coordination Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari was quoted as saying Sunday by FARS news agency. Former President Martinelli Tries to Avoid his Extradition to Panama Panama, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) In a last-minute reaction, the defense of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli asked the US South District Court of Florida to extend the extradition of the accused for 30 days, it was reported here today. More than 147,000 Dengue cases in Sri Lanka in 2017 Colombo, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The number of dengue cases reported so far this year in Sri Lanka exceeds 147,700, with more than 300 deaths, although the spread of the epidemic has receded in recent weeks, medical sources reported today. Cubans, Bolivians Offer Free Care at Health Fair La Paz, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban Medical Brigade in Bolivia and professionals from the sector of this country offer free care at the Health Fair of Nueva Esperanza, which ends today in the department of Pando. Mexican President Travels to China to Attend Economic Forum Mexico, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña left for China today to attend the Emerging Economies and Developing Countries dialogue, to be held in Xiamen, China, at the invitation of President Xi Jinping. Last ISIS Stronghold in Central Syria Wiped Out Damascus, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army with Russian air support have eliminated the last major stronghold of terrorist ISIS in central Syria, by freeing the strategic town of Akerbat in Hama Province, military sources reported Sunday. Russia Condemns U.S. for Occupying Diplomatic Properties Moscow, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) The occupation of Russian diplomatic properties in the U.S. is a ''blunt act of hostility, the Russian Foreign Ministry underlines in a statement issued Sunday. World Peace and Security a Priority, Xi at 9th BRICS Summit Beijing, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) In opening Sunday the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on member States to uphold global peace and stability, stressing a vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security. China Opposes DPRK Nuclear Test Beijing, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Ministry has voiced Sunday firm opposition and strong condemnation of a nuclear test undertaken today by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The DPRK Sunday successfully detonated an hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), DPRK''s Central Television announced. This was the sixth nuclear test the DPRK has undertaken lately. North Korea Tested Hydrogen bomb Pyongyang, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) North Korea has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb which can be mounted on an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), the country''s state media announced. Spanish Foreign Minister to Visit Cuba Havana, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will pay an official visit to Cuba on September 5 and 6, the Foreign Ministry website reported. Nearly 16 Million Children Affected by Floods in South Asia United Nations, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned that nearly 16 million children and their families are affected by mass floods in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Russia Summons U.S. Diplomat over Search of Its Properties Moscow, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the minister-counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Anthony Godfrey, today to deliver a letter of protest for the search of offices of this country''s commercial mission in Washington. Three Suicide Bombers Kill Seven People North of Baghdad 02 de septiembre de 2017, 11:57Bagdad, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Three suicide bombers killed seven people and injured 12 in a terrorist attack on a power plant that supplies electricity to this capital, local sources reported today. Syrian Army Advances in Operations against Extremists in Homs Damascus, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Units from the Syrian Army are carrying out military operations against terrorist groups east of the central province of Homs, military sources said today. Cuban Painter Nelson Dominguez Inaugurates Exhibition Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) About to celebrate his 70th birthday, Nelson Dominguez, a 2009 National Visual Arts prizewinner, is opening an exhibition on Saturday consisting of a new series of paintings and engravings that reaffirm his vast creative capacity. Liuba Maria Hevia to Perform in Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Dominican Republic is looking forward the performance on Saturday by Cuban singer-songwriter Liuba Maria Hevia, who will give a concert in this capital. Lula: Northeastern Brazilians do not Believe in Political Persecution Brasilia, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva expressed certainty today that northeastern Brazilians will not be influenced by the political and media persecution of which he has been a victim over the past few years. Security Plan Activated in Miranda, Venezuela's Most Violent State Caracas, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Peace today activated special security plan in the state of Miranda, where 14 percent of all homicides reported in the country have been perpetrated. Brazilian Tourism to Cuba Grows More Than 60 Percent Brasilia, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian tourism to Cuba has grown more than 60 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2016, said Dagmar Gonzalez, economic adviser to the Cuban diplomatic mission here. Spain: Drug-Trafficking Network Dismantled in Balearic Islands Madrid, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) With the arrests of 14 people of different nationalities, the Spanish Civil Guard dismantled a cocaine-trafficking network in the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands, it was reported today. JetBlue Opens Two Offices in Cuba Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) JetBlue has opened two commercial offices in Cuba, after one year of having become the first U.S. airline to fly regularly to this Caribbean country in more than 50 years. Cuban Pole Vaulter Silva Finishes Ninth in Diamond League Brussels, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva finished ninth in the final event of the Athletics Diamond League, with a discreet jump of 4.55 meters. China and UK Discuss Situation on Korean Peninsula Beijing, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the Foreign Affairs secretary of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, exchanged opinions about the situation on the Korean Peninsula, local media reported today. Syria: Rocket Kills Child in Aleppo Damascus, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) A rocket launched by terrorists in a town in the Syrian province of Aleppo killed a child and injured a dozen people today, civilian sources said. Two killed in Assassination Attempt on Pakistani Opposition Leader Islamabad, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Two people were killed during an assassination attempt on Khawaja Izharul Hassan, leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the governing party in Karachi, the most populated Pakistani city with about 20 million habitants. BRICS Summit in Xiamen Raises Hopes Xiamen, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Brics group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) of emerging nations, are to meet here tomorrow until next Tuesday, with Chinese president Xi Jinping heading the summit for the first time. El Salvador Strengthens Sustainable Use of Sea San Salvador, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The inclusion of maritime management in the national agenda of El Salvador will foster sustainable use of a resource with much potential to be exploited in this Central American nation. South Korea, Russia seek to Strengthen Bilateral Ties 01 de septiembre de 2017, 19:44Seoul, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Russia next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and expand bilateral cooperation, the presidential office announced today. Somali Islamists Attack at the beginning of Muslim Festivity 01 de septiembre de 2017, 19:39Mogadishu, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The preliminary death toll from today''s bombing, fro which the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab (Los Jovenes, in Arabic language) rose to 12, including five soldiers, official sources reported. Egyptian President to Visit Vietnam 01 de septiembre de 2017, 19:28Hanoi, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi will pay an official visit to Vietnam on September 6-7, diplomatic sources reported today in this cpaital. Three Cuban Players to World Chess Cup 01 de septiembre de 2017, 19:23Tbilisi, Georgia, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban grandmasters Lazaro Bruzon, Yusnel Bacallao and Yuri Gonzalez will represent Cuba at the 2017 World Chess Cup, which will start in this capital after the ceremony for the draw and the opening of the tournament. Australia Investigates Possible Crimes by Soldiers in Afghanistan 01 de septiembre de 2017, 19:06Canberra, Sep 1st (Prensa Latina) The Office of the Inspector General of the Australian Defense Forces requested today any information on rumors of possible crimes committed by its military officers deployed in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2016. Storm Lidia to Penetrate Mexican Territory 01 de septiembre de 2017, 18:35Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Storm Lidia will hit the mainland in the next 24 hours between Santa Fe and Todos Santos, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, according to the National Weather Service. More than 524 Kilograms of Gold to Bank of Venezuela 01 de septiembre de 2017, 18:25Caracas, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) More than 524 kilograms of gold went today to the vaults of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV), as part of the Government program to strengthen the gold reserves of this South American country. Presidents Start Peruvian-Bolivian Summit Optimistically 01 de septiembre de 2017, 18:10Lima, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian presidents Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Bolivia''s Evo Morales began optimistically today the 3rd Meeting of the Binational Integration Cabinet in the Peruvian capital. Cuba and Chile will Tighten Cultural Links Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Chilean authorities will sign an agreement for academic, artistic and cultural cooperation ans a memorandum of understanding on September 13-14, a diplomatic source from the South American country announced. Search and Rescue Operation Continue in Texas After Harvey Washington, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Rescue and search operations continue today for those affected by hurricane Harvey, that left catastrophic floods in Texas, USA. Canada Decries Escalation of Violence in Rakhine, Myanmar Ottawa, Sep 1st (Prensa Latina) Canada''s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland today condemned the escalation of violence in the western state of Rakhine, Myanmar, where the conflict over the Rohingya religious minority continues. Cuba Begins Candidate Nomination for General Elections Havana, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The process to nominate the candidates for delegates to the People''s Power municipal assemblies will begin on September 4 with meetings in municipalities and neighborhood people''s councils, an electoral authority said today. Travel Events in Vietnam to Revitalize Asia Tourism Hanoi, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The installation of more than 300 stands from companies from around 20 countries will make the XIII International Travel Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City a great boost for Tourism in Asia, confirmed the organizers today. Former South Sudanese Army Chief Confined to His Home Juba, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Former South Sudanese army chief Paul Malong is currently confined to his home in this capital for security reasons, reported the Defense Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk. Actor Mark Ruffalo Joins March Against White Supremacy in USA Washington, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina)North American actor Mark Ruffalo joined activists who continue marching against white supremacy, marchers started on Monday from Charlottesville, Virginia, and they will arrive on September 6 to the nation''s capital. China, Africa Set Up Renewable Energy Cooperation Beijing, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between China and Africa has seen today a remarkable progress in the renewable energy sector, China''s official press stresses. Russia Wants to Normalize Ties with USA, But Rejects Santions Moscow, Sep 1st (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated today the government''s willingness to cooperate in normalizing relations with the United States, but assured they would react to any action that would be harmful to his country. Guatemala Supreme Court in Preliminary Hearings Against President Guatemala, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) The bench of judges of Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) will meet on Monday to hear the requests for preliminary hearings against Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, reported today the judge Vitalina Orellana. Mexico: Ayotzinapa Missing Teachers Were Burned at a Dumpsite Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 43 training teachers who were victims of forced disappearance on September 26, 2014 in Iguala were burned in the garbage dump of Cocula, confirmed Tomás Zerón of the National Security Council and former head of the Criminal Investigation Agency. Mexico Holds Cultures and Indigenous Peoples Fair Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,000 artists from indigenous peoples and international guests are attending today the 4th Indigenous Culture, Towns and Neighborhoods Fair at the Zocalo square in Mexico City. Turnat 2017 Event, an Open Sky Meeting in Cuba (+Photos) Havana, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) At the end of this month Cuban touristic authorities will organize the 11th International Nature Tourism Event, Turnat 2017, which headquarters will be in eastern Cuba. Court Annuls Kenyatta's Win, Orders New Elections Within 60 Days Nairobi, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Kenya''s Supreme Court has annulled today the results of the August 8 general elections and ordered the organization of a new one. World's Scientists Alerted On Asteroid Florence Washington, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) World''s scientists will be alerted today on asteroid Florence, the largest special body of its kind to approach so much to Earth since they have recorded. Second Round of NAFTA Renegotiation Starts in Mexico Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Amid threats of U.S. president Donald Trump of withdrawing from the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), starts here today the second round of renegotiation talks without great expectations. Fines for Wrong Forecasts for Vietnamese Meteorologists Hanoi, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Even if they deserved it or not,the bad reputation of forecasters reaches the Vietnamese who will be responsible for their mistakes, reported the government today. Pemex to Contribute Funds for Biodiversity Protection in México México, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) will contribute 25 million pesos (1.4 million dollars) every year to perpetuity, to conserve the Lacandona Jungle, informed today the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat). Sanctions on North Korea 'Misguided and Futile', Russia Says Moscow, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Using sanctions to try to force North Korea into stopping its nuclear missile program has failed in the past and is a misguided and futile policy, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday. French Minister Opens Business Fair Dedicated to Cuba Paris, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is opening today the 85th edition of the European Fair in Strasbourg, held in that eastern France city with Cuba as a guest of honor. Fifth World Cocoa Summit Closes in Ecuador Quito, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 5th World Cocoa Summit holds its final sessions today in the port city of Guayaquil, after allowing to strengthen the scientific and comercial space of that Ecuadorian product, both inside the country and abroad. IS Gathers Forces in Syrian City of Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) A large number of terrorists from the Islamic State (IS) or Daesh have withdrawn from several areas to the northern city of Deir Ezzor, where forces gathered to resist the attacks of the Syrian army, military commands warned today. European Central Bank Would Announce Reduction in Asset Purchases Brussels, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) A survey informed today that the European Central Bank (ECB) would probable declare a reduction in its monthly asset purchases in October. Sanctions Won't Solve Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue, China Insists Beijing, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Pressure and sanctions alone would not help to fundamentally solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, China has reiterated and voiced its rejection to any measure outside the framework of the United Nations. Millions of Muslims Observe the Hajj in Mecca Riyadh, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Millions of Muslims performed one of their most important religious rituals in their current pilgrimage to Mecca, where they gathered in Mount Arafat to pray for God''s pardon or thank Him for the opportunity to observe the Hajj. Plimpton 322, Trigonometry Preceded Ancient Greeks By Nicholas Valdes Religious Groups Demand Respect for Election Results in Angola Luanda, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Joined today to the calm requests from the Angolan civil society, four Angolan religious groups have exhorted to respect the results to the decisive political parties during the August 23 general elections. Syrian Army Frees 9 Villages in Central Hama Province Damascus, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units with allied forces have freed nine settlements east of Al-Salamiyah in the country''s central province of Hama from Islamic State terrorists, military source told the media. Tehran ready to broaden ties with Qatar, President Says Tehran, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone talk with Qatari emir underlined Tehran welcomes further deepening of ties with Qatar as a friendly country. In September, World Venue on Labor Security and Health Geneva, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 21st World Congress on Labor Security and Health will be held from September 3 to 6, in Singapur with the participation of over three thousand specialists and researchers. Vietnam Celebrates Independence Day Among Friendly Representatives Hanoi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Xuan Phuc welcomed today diplomatic corps and representatives for international agencies accredited in this capital on the occasion of Vietnam''s Independence Day. Study Reveals HIV-Prevalence Decrease in Uganda Kampala, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Prevalence of HIV in Uganda decreased from 7.3 percent in 2011 to the current six percent, according to a report by a regional media outlet quoting a study published by the Health Ministry. Guatemalan Social Orgs Demand Speeding up Hearings against President Guatemala, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) More than 30 social organizations in Guatemala demanded today that the judges of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) immediately make their statements on the preliminary hearings lodged against President Jimmy Morales. Tropical Storm Lidia Affects Mexican State of Baja California Sur Mexico, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Authorities, Police and Army are beginning to implement plans for emergencies and assistance to the population, faced with a the weather forecast that the tropical storm Lidia would start affecting the Mexican state of Baja California Sur this afternoon. China and Tajikistan establish comprehensive strategic partnership Beijing, Aug. 31 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon, have agreed to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership between their two countries. Russia Arrests Islamic State Members for Planning Attacks in Moscow Moscow, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested Thursday two members of the terrorist organization Islamic State (EI) for planning attacks in Moscow on September 1. Graduation of Guyanese Doctors Dedicated to Fidel Castro Georgetown, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The program of medical scholarships established between Guyana and Cuba celebrated Thursday the graduation of 38 new doctors, and it was dedicated to the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz. Prestigious Cuban Filmmaker Miguel Torres Dies Havana, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prestigious filmmaker Miguel Torres died of cancer Thursday at age 76 in this capital. Brazilian Batallion in Minustah Concludes Operations in Haiti Port-au-Prince, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian contingent at the service of the UN Mission for Stablization of Haiti (Minustah) is concluding tonight its operations in Haitian national territory. Cuban Diplomats Visit Syrian Displaced People Camp Damascus, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban diplomats in Syria toured a camp for displaced people in Heryali, Al Horjelah, in Damascus Province. DPRK Rejects UN Statements after Missile Launching Pyongyang, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Democraric Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected Thursday the presidential statement issued by the UN Security Council, in which the recent ballistic missile launchings by the DPRK were condemned. China Refutes Sanctions as Only Method to Resolve Korean Situation Beijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated today that only with pressure and sanctions the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula will not be resolved. Teachers Union Repudiate Puerto Rican Governor Threat San Juan, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The National Union of Educators and Education Workers (Unete) of Puerto Rico condemned today the threats of governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares to sanction teachers who protested against the reduction of working hours. A Triceratops Fossil 66 Million Years Old Found in USA Washington, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Paleontologists of the Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado, examined today bones of triceratops found in a construction and it could have 66 million years. Canada Economy Expands Most Since 2011 on Spending Spree Ottawa,Aug 31 (Prensa Latina)Canada''s economy unexpectedly accelerated at a 4.5 percent pace in the second quarter, tops among Group of Seven countries, led by the biggest binge in household spending since before the 2008-2009 global recession. FAO Calls for Sustainable Response to Refugee Crisis in Uganda Kampala, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva has called here for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, after concluding a visit to refugee settlements in the country''s north. USA, Allies Bombs Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Syria; Reports UN 31 de agosto de 2017, 12:53United Nations, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned today that in the last few months hundreds civilians were killed in the Syrian city of Raqqa during bombings of the anti-terrorist coalition led by United States. Human Settlements in the Americas Date From 13,000 Years Washington, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Human settlement in the Americas occurred in late Pleistocene, according to a study released today by the analysis of a skeleton found in the Chan Hol cave near Tulum, Mexico. Land Mine Kills Three Civilians in Northeast Kenya Nairobi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Three civilians died when a vehicle activated a land mine on a road near the border of Kenya yomalia, the government reported today. India's GDP at 5.7% in 2nd Quarter of 2017 New Delhi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) India''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 5.7% during April-June; nonetheless that significant growth means a slump to a three-year low, Press Trust of India (PTI) pointed out. Chile Offers Preliminary Figures of Population Census Santiago de Chile, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Preliminary figures conducted in Chile National Census in April revealed that the southern country has a population of 17 million 373 831 inhabitants, according to a coverage made in the 98.98 percent of homes. Venezuela, Russia Strengthen Joint Work for Gas and Oil Development Caracas, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) With six joint ventures operating, four of them in the ‘Hugo Chavez'' Oil Belt, Venezuela is making progress in the development of its oil and gas potential with the support of Russia and its state-owned Rosneft. Kylian Mbappé Joins PSG Paris, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Paris Saint- Germain obtained today the striker Kylian Mbappé on loan from Monaco, and with the Ligue 1 giants set to buy him next summer for a fee of around âé¬180 million. Ecuador's Best Coffee and Cocoa Promotes Business Round Quito, Aug 31 (PL) Traders of 13 countries attended the Business Round Aromas of Ecuador 2017, held as part of the 5th World Cocoa Summit, today in its second day of sessions in the port city of Guayaquil. India, Switzerland Strike Deal on Tax Evasion, Fight Black Money New Delhi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) India''s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Switzerland''s President Doris Leuthard have discussed a tax evasion agreement to combat black money, the Press Trust of India reported. Mexican Protesters Block Highway Demanding Justice Mexico, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Salazar community people, in Ocoyoacac Mexican district, demand today to know where several neighbors are, because yesterday they were abducted by the military and still their location is unknown. Some 13,3 Million Brazilians Out of Jobs Brasilia, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Around 13,3 million people are jobless in Brazil, a figure of 12,5 percent above the third quarter one of May-July, 2016, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said today. UN Calls for Protection of Civilians in the Fight Against IS United Nations, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad Al-Hussein today has called for the protection of civilians during the fight to expel the Islamic State (IS) from the Syrian cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor. Exchange Rate Recovery for the Syrian Pound Damascus, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian pound showed an exchange rate recovery in the last months facing the US dollar due to several factors, among them the increase in remittances from abroad, said today economic sources. Iran's Foreign Minister Discredits US Ambassador to the UN Tehran, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif has discredited US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, for considering that she did not know the key issues of the nuclear agreement between the country and the Group of 5+1. Universal Health Coverage Is a Political Challenge Addis Abeda, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has reportedly affirmed that universal health coverage is today more a political challenge than an economic one. Russia Praises Lebanese Victory Over Terrorists Beirut, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Russian ambassador in Lebanon Alexander Saspkin praised today the victory of Lebanese forces on their campaign against terrorism. Harvey is Deemed the Costliest Disaster in U.S. History Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Tropical storm Harvey, previously hurricane category four of a máximum of five in the scale Saffir-Simpson, can become the most expensive natural phenomenon in U.S. history, estimated today the meteorology enterprise AccuWeather. According to a communiqué of that entity, material damages of the meteor which unleashed catastrophic floods in Texas and Louisiana, will be near the 160 billion dollars. Vietnamese City Holds Anti-Terror Drill ahead of APEC Forum Hanoi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) An anti-terrorist prevention and fight drill was held in the central Vietnamese province of Da Nang, venue for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in November, local media reported. Torpedoed by Trump, Transpacific Agreement Still to be Rescued Sydney, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The 11 countries committed to the Transpacific Agreerment of Economic Cooperation (TPP) postponed for September the maneuvers to rescue the pact, torpedoed by Donald Trump, briefly after assuming the presidency of the Uhited States. Iran Rejects Accusation by UAE Foreign Minister Tehran, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Iran has rejected some accusations by Emirates Foreign Ministry, Sheikh Abdollah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, referring to the alleged interference of the Iranian country in Syria, Hispantv website posted today. Over 35 Countries Discuss Regional Development in Sri Lanka Colombo, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of representatives from more than 35 countries, the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference began today in this capital aiming to seek strategies for development and boost relations among the nations of the area. At Least 21 Rohingyas Die as Boat Sinks off Bangladesh Dacca, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Bangladeshi authorities have today recovered 17 other bodies of Rohingya refugees from Naf River, bringing the death toll from a boat accident on Myanmar border to 21. According to the Prothom Alo newspaper''s website, 10 of the dead are children and seven women, although so far their identities are unknown. Indian Building Collapsed due to Rains; at least 10 dead New Delhi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 people were killed today when a three-story building collapsed in Mumbai city, west India, due to heavy rains that in recent weeks caused nearly 1,000 deaths in this country. Initiatives to Improve Access to Water in LatAm Stockholm, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Several initiatives to improve access to water in Latin America and the Caribbean stand out in an event taking place in this capital up to September 1st. Bolivia Will Follow Up Vaccination Campaign against HPV La Paz, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will start the supply of the 2nd dosage of the vaccine against the Human Papilomavirus (HPV) to girls from 10 to 12 years, Bolivian Public Health Minister Ariana Campero announced. Chile Will Hold the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress Santiago, Chile, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Around thousands of delegates from 80 nations and the attendance of international personalities such as Prince Albert of Monaco will add luster to the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) in Chile, next week. Sahrawi Army Willing to Fight for National Sovereignty Algiers, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Sahrawi People''s Liberation Army (SPLA) said it is ''ready to do its duties: to achieve national sovereignty'' as stated by a communique by SPLA, published in a local website today. Venezuela to Aid US Victims of Hurricane Harvey 30 de agosto de 2017, 19:15Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela will finance families that resulted affected after hurricane Harvey on several US territories, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza reported today. Camaguey Historic Center Affected by Local Storm 30 de agosto de 2017, 18:54Camaguey, Cuba Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The historic center of this central-eastern city, Cultural Heritage of Humanity, woke up today with damages in several buildings, following the effects of a tornado with estimated winds between 110 and 120 kilometers per hour. Syrian President Highlights Overwhelming Army Victories 30 de agosto de 2017, 18:04Damascus, 30 ago (PL) The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, said today that the change of stance by some countries in relation to the armed conflict the country has been going through since March 2011, was achieved thanks to the victories of the Syrian Army. Lack of Medications in Panama Affects Patients with Chronic Diseases 30 de agosto de 2017, 17:38Panama, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Shortage in the supply of medicines in the Panamanian Social Security Fund (CSS) is currently putting the life of patients that suffer from chronic diseases, such as AIDS and leukemia, at risk, Orlando Quintero, president of Probidsida, said today. Chile and Jamaica Sign Agreements and Plan Relation Growth 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:52Santiago de Chile, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Chile and Jamaica signed cooperation agreements today and highlighted the mutual interest in planning the growth of their relations in all possible areas during a top-level meeting. Cuban Tobacco Producers Challenge Droughts 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:40Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tobacco producers from the central province of Sancti Spiritus, the 2nd largest producer of tobacco in the island, are showing good production numbers in their 2017 harvest despite the drought with more than 3,400 tons of tobacco leaves picked. Taliban Demands USA Withdrawal to Solve Afghan Conflict 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:32Kabul, Aug 30 (prensa Latina) The Taliban insisted today on the withdrawal of United States troops from Afghan territory to achieve a peaceful solution to the war in this country. LatAm Remembers Victims of Forced Disppearances 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:30Havana, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) In the International Day for the Victims of Forced Disappearances, Latin America remembers the thousands of people that have been arrested and disappeared from the public eye in the countries where they belong, in which they have never been seen again in what is called ''forced disappearance.'' Landslide Kills More than 20 in Southern China 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:11Beijing, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the landslide in southwest China''s province of Guizhou rose to 23 today, while 12 people were still missing. Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago Begin Negotiations on Migration Memorandum Havana, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago will begin negotiations for a Memorandum of Understanding on migration that will serve as a mechanism to regulate the flow of people between both countries, Cuban Foreign Ministry reported today. This legal framework will also serve to combat illegal trafficking of migrants, trafficking of persons, and will promote appropriate and respectful treatment of the human rights of those travelers, stressed a release posted in Brazilian Military Contingent Ends Mission in Haiti 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:06Brasilia, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian military contingent giving services in the United Nations Mission for the Stabilization of Haiti (MINUSTAH) will end up 13 years of service in that country on Thursday, the UN announced here through a press handout. Russia Calls for Negotiated Solution to Persian Gulf Crisis 30 de agosto de 2017, 15:46Doha, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov expressed on Wednesday the need to find a negotiated solution to the Persian Gulf crisis created by the breakdown of relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Irma the 9th Tropical Storm of the Current Season 30 de agosto de 2017, 15:44Havana, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Irma, the 9th tropical storm of the current cyclon season in the Atlantic has formed close to Cabo Verde Islands, Cuban Institute of Meteorology reported today. Oil Prices Drop as Market Grapples with Harvey Damage 30 de agosto de 2017, 14:55London, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices dropped to the lowest level as the market is grappling with tropical Storm Harvey damages and ripped through the core of the US oil industry, shutting down around 13 percent of refining capacity in the United States. Pueblas Governor to be Investigated For Espionage exico, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Interior Minister, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, expressed today that he wants to investigate Rafael Moreno Valle, ex-governor of the National Action Party (PAN), if it proves that he created a monitoring listening network to spy President Enrique Peña Nieto and officials of his cabinet. Giant Asteroid Approaches the Earth on Friday Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Florence asteroid of 4,4 kilometers of diameter, will approach the Earth on Friday without colliding risk, estimated today National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA). Thousands of Ethiopians Hit by Acute Watery Diarrhea Outbreak Addis Ababa, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia has called today for fighting an outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD), infecting thousands of people and threatening to keep on spreading along the rest of the country. Belgium Explosion Leaves Several Wounded in 'a Scene of Horror' Brussels,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A house close to a restaurant in the city of Bastogne, near the Luxembourg border, exploded today. 4,5 Earthquake Rocks Venezuela,No Damages, No Victims Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of 4.5 on the Richter scale was recorded today in the state of Vargas, with no death or damages recorded so far. President Donald Trump Slams US Media Again Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump has slammed again local media as part of one of his usual practices in office. Tottenham Transfer News: Juan Foyth Agrees to 5-Year Contract London,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth on a five-year contract. FAO: Food Security Situation in Ethiopia is Serious Addis Ababa, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The situation of food and nutritional security is serious in Ethiopia, where more than 8.5 million people need help during the second half of 2017, FAO said today. Philippines President Says Malawi Terror Conflict is About to End Manila, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said today that the battle against armed groups loyal to the Islamic State (IS) that has been in the southern city of Marawi for three months is in its ''final stage''.