Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Former Greek Minister of Finance Recognizes Ecuador's Economic Manage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12130&SEO=former-greek-minister-of-finance-recognizes-ecuadors-economic-manage Quito, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Greek Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis, who continues today his visit to Ecuador, highlighted the adequate management of national economyh and the policies of President Rafael Correa, who considered a reference worldwide. Okinawa Governor To Take Legal Action To Stop New US Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12128&SEO=okinawa-governor-to-take-legal-action-to-stop-new-us-base Tokyo,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga says he will take every possible legal measure, including filing a fresh law suit, to halt work to build a new US military base in the prefecture. Onaga was speaking to reporters as the Defense Ministry''s regional bureau began work on Tuesday to build seawalls off the coast of Henoko in Nago City. The site is to be reclaimed to build an alternative facility for the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station. Russia Criticizes Ukraine Cut of Electric Service to Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12127&SEO=russia-criticizes-ukraine-cut-of-electric-service-to-donbass Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Ukrainian government''s decision to suspend the electricity service to the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic will only move the region further away from Kiev itself, stated the Kremlin today. Climate Change May Alter Human Physical Activity Patterns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12126&SEO=climate-change-may-alter-human-physical-activity-patterns Washington, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Regular physical activity supports healthy human functioning. Might climate changeâ€''by modifying the environmental determinants of human physical activityâ€''alter exercise rates in the future. Extreme Weather Linked to Greenhouse Gases, Global Warming, Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12125&SEO=extreme-weather-linked-to-greenhouse-gases-global-warming-study Washington, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Weird weather and climate warming are two separate things, but a Stanford team is linking them. Overseas Voters Begin to Cast Ballots For South Korea Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12124&SEO=overseas-voters-begin-to-cast-ballots-for-south-korea-election Seoul, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) South Korean overseas voters began casting their ballots for the May 9 presidential election today as leading candidates wooed them with promises of improved safety and government services. UN Demands End of Fighting, Blockade on Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12123&SEO=un-demands-end-of-fighting-blockade-on-yemen United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations human rights independent experts today demanded the end of the fighting in Yemen and the naval blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, as urgent actions to help millions of people at risk of famine. UNICEF Seeks to Immunize Somali Children Against Measles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12122&SEO=unicef-seeks-to-immunize-somali-children-against-measles Mogadishu,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners today kicked off an emergency campaign to immunize 30,000 children against measles in Baidoa, one of the hardest-hit areas in southern Somalia. EU Calls on All Sides to Complay with the Minsk Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12121&SEO=eu-calls-on-all-sides-to-complay-with-the-minsk-agreement Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has demanded all parties involved to strictly comply with the Minsk agreements for a peaceful solution to the Ukrainian crisis, stressed the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Warm Winds: New Insight Into What Weakens Antarctic Ice Shelves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12120&SEO=warm-winds-new-insight-into-what-weakens-antarctic-ice-shelves London,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds play in influencing the behaviour of Antarctic ice shelves. Richard Gasquet Falls to Yuichi Sugita in Barcelona Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12119&SEO=richard-gasquet-falls-to-yuichi-sugita-in-barcelona-open Barcelona, Spain, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Richard Gasquet''s return to court from appendix surgery was short-lived at the Barcelona Open on Tuesday as the Frenchman lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to Japan''s Yuichi Sugita. Fossils May Be Earliest Known Multicellular Life: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12118&SEO=fossils-may-be-earliest-known-multicellular-life-study Stockcolm,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers said today. Cuba Welcomes Two Decades of Chemical Weapons Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12117&SEO=cuba-welcomes-two-decades-of-chemical-weapons-convention Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will mark the two decades of the Chemical Weapons Convention with a Day for the Protection against these devices, and a commemorative event for the 20th anniversary of that international agreement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today. Cuba and Colombia Hold Migration Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12116&SEO=cuba-and-colombia-hold-migration-talks Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Colombia are holding today and tomorrow in this capital the 3rd Bilateral Round of Migration Talks, with the aim of progressing the negotiation of a Memorandum on this matter. Ukraine Demands End of US Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12115&SEO=ukraine-demands-end-of-us-blockade-against-cuba Kiev, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The organization ''Stop the blockade against Cuba'' has held a rally in front of the U.S. embassy in this capital to demand the end of the blockade against the island, diplomatic sources said today. Spanish Government President Officially Visit Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12114&SEO=spanish-government-president-officially-visit-uruguay Montevideo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano begins a two-day official visit to Uruguay, where he will meet a wide agenda of meetings with the country''s top authorities and the business sector, as the one he concluded today in Brazil. WHO Warns of Malaria Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12113&SEO=who-warns-of-malaria-risk Geneva, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) About 3.2 billion people, almost half of the world''s population, are at risk of malaria, warns the WHO on the occasion of the World Day for this disease, held every April 25. Cuba Celebrates Three Decades of Martin Luther King Memorial Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12112&SEO=cuba-celebrates-three-decades-of-martin-luther-king-memorial-center Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Martin Luther King Memorial Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary today with a marked work of social transformation and space for the promotion of ecumenism values and the Cuban socialism. HostelCuba Fair to Open Activities for Tourism Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12111&SEO=hostelcuba-fair-to-open-activities-for-tourism-sector Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba fair begins its activities and exhibitions today, aimed to the country''s recreational industry and in which discussions will be held among professionals, investment forum and for the first time, a gastronomic forum. Russia Warns UK over Threats on Nuclear Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12110&SEO=russia-warns-uk-over-threats-on-nuclear-issue Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Russia today issued a clear warning to the United Kingdom, following the threats by British Defense Minister Michael Fallon to use the nuclear arsenal in a preventive manner if deemed necessary. Caribbean Countries to Improve Anti-Corruption Struggle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12109&SEO=caribbean-countries-to-improve-anti-corruption-struggle Kingston, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) are meeting today until Friday, April 28th, to improve working methods and continue facilitating dialogue among the states. 10 Civilians Killed on Pakistan Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12108&SEO=10-civilians-killed-on-pakistan-blast Islamabad, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 people, including six children, were killed today by a roadside bomb blast while travelling in a van at Kurram tribal agency in western Pakistan. Ecuador Remembers Canoe Travel from the Amazon to the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12107&SEO=ecuador-remembers-canoe-travel-from-the-amazon-to-the-caribbean By Sinay Cespedes Moreno ECLAC Foresees Growth of 1.1% in Latin America, Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12106&SEO=eclac-foresees-growth-of-1.1-in-latin-america-caribbean Santiago, Chile, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean region will register an economic expansion of only 1.1 percent in 2017, mainly due to a decline of prices of South America''s primary goods, the Latin America and the Caribbean Commission (ECLAC) has projected. Symposium in Cuba to Tackle Wetlands Preservation and Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12105&SEO=symposium-in-cuba-to-tackle-wetlands-preservation-and-management Matanzas, Cuba, April 24 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Symposium on Wetlands Management, which is called by the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), will tackle some priority issues today on wetland preservation. Bolivia to Hold Presidency of 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12104&SEO=bolivia-to-hold-presidency-of-2nd-forum-of-ancient-civilizations La Paz, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will assume the presidency of the 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations in 2018 after its First edition was held in Athens, announced the Bolivian Foreign Ministry on Twitter. End of Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Asked in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12103&SEO=end-of-impunity-for-crimes-against-journalists-asked-in-mexico Mexico, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) Luis Raul Gonzalez reiterated the call to Mexican federal and state authorities for fighting against impunity, given the attacks and killings to which journalists are subject. Violence Causes New Victims in Mexican Guerrero State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12102&SEO=violence-causes-new-victims-in-mexican-guerrero-state Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An armed group of at least 60 men with military outfit arrived in a mountain village in the state of Guerrero, where they executed four men and sowed panic, according to reports today. Cuba Gets First Medal in Special Olympiads http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12101&SEO=cuba-gets-first-medal-in-special-olympiads Panama, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba won its first medal at the 3rd Special Olympiads, being held in Panama, with swimmer Lizandra Utria, one of the six athletes from the island in the competition, winning bronze in the 50 meters backstroke, a performance she expects to repeat at the finals of the 50 meters freestyle at the Eileen Coparropa swimming pool. Indigenous People Debate on their Rights in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12100&SEO=indigenous-people-debate-on-their-rights-in-the-un United Nations, April 24 (Prensa Latina) Over 1,000 international delegates have opened the 16th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which will tackle the progress and challenges to their full social inclusion. Amnesties and Pardons for FARC-EP in Hands of Colombian Judges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12099&SEO=amnesties-and-pardons-for-farc-ep-in-hands-of-colombian-judges Bogota, April 24 (Prensa Latina) The execution judges settled in Bogota must reply today to some 1,200 applications for amnesties and pardons for FARC-EP guerrillas under the present peace agreement. Nicaraguan People Strongly Supports Sandinista Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12098&SEO=nicaraguan-people-strongly-supports-sandinista-government 24 de abril de 2017, 17:49Managua, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Government headed by President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo is strongly supported by the population in Nicaragua, with more than 70 percent, according to the most recent poll by the firm M&R Consultants. International Jazz Day to Begin in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12097&SEO=international-jazz-day-to-begin-in-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:29Havana, April 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban celebration for the 2017 International Jazz Day has been opened with a meeting between students from the Higher Institute of Art and Jazz Thelonious Monk, United States. Dilma Rousseff: Return of Neoliberalism Attempts against Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12096&SEO=dilma-rousseff-return-of-neoliberalism-attempts-against-democracy 24 de abril de 2017, 16:15Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s president, Dilma Rousseff, warned today that the return of neoliberalism in Latin America would be very bad for democracy and the fight against corruption. JetBlue Willing to Fly from Boston City to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12095&SEO=jetblue-willing-to-fly-from-boston-city-to-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:12Washington, April 24 (Prensa Latina) US airline JetBlue is willing to fly from Boston to Cuba, insisting on applying for a permit to the US Government to be able open that flight, the Boston Globe newspaper reported. Food Insecurity Grew 35% in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12094&SEO=food-insecurity-grew-35-in-2016 24 de abril de 2017, 16:07Rome, April 24 (Prensa Latina) Food insecurity phase-3 reached a global level of 108 million people in 2016, 35% higher than in 2015, according to a study submitted today in the FAO Council. Turkish Entrepreneurs Explore Business Opportunities in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12093&SEO=turkish-entrepreneurs-explore-business-opportunities-in-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:04Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 Turkish businessmen from industry, agriculture, electronics, tourism and other sectors are exploring opportunities of increasing trade and investment in Cuba during a bilateral business forum being held here. Chilean Court Denies Release of 9 Arrested Bolivian Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12092&SEO=chilean-court-denies-release-of-9-arrested-bolivian-officials La Paz, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has rejected today the constitutional appeal filed by the defense of the nine Bolivian police and customs officers arrested a month ago in that country, asking for their release. IOC Sanctions Russian Olympic Medalist Tatiana Chernova http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12091&SEO=ioc-sanctions-russian-olympic-medalist-tatiana-chernova Moscow, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committtee (IOC) has disqualified Russian athlete and Olympic bronze medal in heptathlon in the 2008 Olympic Games -and also a participant in the World Championship in Doha in 2010- Tatiana Chernova for having used the steroid turinabol. Peru: Intense Work by Cuban Health Brigade in First Weeks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12090&SEO=peru-intense-work-by-cuban-health-brigade-in-first-weeks Piura, Peru, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An intense work has been carried out by Cuban health emergency team in the first three weeks of solidarity actions for the victims of flooding that wreaked havoc the Peruvian northern city of Piura. Cuban Duo Buena Fe to Give Concerts in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12089&SEO=cuban-duo-buena-fe-to-give-concerts-in-canada Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Following an intense tour across Cuba, Buena Fe duo will give several concerts in Canada to promote its recently released album ''Sobreviviente'' (Survivor), they wrote in their Facebook account. President of Seychelles to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12088&SEO=president-of-seychelles-to-visit-cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles President Danny Faure will officially make an official visit to Cuba from tomorrow, the island''s Foreign Ministry informed today. General Motors Not Expropiated in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12087&SEO=general-motors-not-expropiated-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Labor and Social Security Minister Francisco Torrealba asserted today that those who accuse Venezuela''s Government of confiscating the properties of the General Motors (GM) company are lying. Cuban Port of Nuevitas Fosters Economic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12086&SEO=cuban-port-of-nuevitas-fosters-economic-development Camaguey, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An investment close to the 40 million dollars will allow the Cuban port of Nuevitas, Camaguey, Cuba, distant 70 kilometers from the provincial capital with the name of Camaguey, to become one of the ports with a biggest operational capacity in the island. WHO Pushes World Immunization Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12085&SEO=who-pushes-world-immunization-week Geneva ,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization calls on all nations to push more in the vacination programas because there are 19,4 millon children that need those benfits. South Africa, China Take Further Step to Cement Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12084&SEO=south-africa-china-take-further-step-to-cement-ties Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and China has inaugurated Monday the High Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism (PPEM), aimed at cementing trust, friendship and strategic partnership. MIT Selling 8 Million of Coveted IPv4 Addresses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12083&SEO=mit-selling-8-million-of-coveted-ipv4-addresses Washington,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Mass. Institute of Techology,MIT, is selling half of its 16 million valuable IPv4 addresses, an increasingly scarce stash it has held since the birth of the Internet. Classroom Blast in Dagestan, Russia Kills 1 Child, Injures 10 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12082&SEO=classroom-blast-in-dagestan-russia-kills-1-child-injures-10 Moscowú, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) A child died and 10 other people were injured in Dagestan today, after a grenade exploded in a computer class at a school in the Tsumadinsky District. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi Chosen to Test World's First Malaria Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12081&SEO=ghana-kenya-and-malawi-chosen-to-test-worlds-first-malaria-vaccine Gineva,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Three African countries have been chosen to test the world''s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced today. U.S.A and Belarus to Meet in Fed Cup Final http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12080&SEO=u.s.a-and-belarus-to-meet-in-fed-cup-final Florida, USA,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The United States and Belarus will meet in the Tennis Fed Cup final in November after winning their respective semi-finals on Sunday. Men Say Inappropriate Jokes About Women When They Feel Threatened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12079&SEO=men-say-inappropriate-jokes-about-women-when-they-feel-threatened Washington,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) A new study suggests that these jokes are a way for some men to reaffirm their shaky sense of self, especially when they feel their masculinity is being threatened. Science Record Set on International Space Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12078&SEO=science-record-set-on-international-space-station Washington,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina)The astronauts of Expedition 50 have done just that by setting a new record for most time spent on scientific research on the International Space Station. FAO: 20 Million People in Africa Are at Risk of Dying From Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12077&SEO=fao-20-million-people-in-africa-are-at-risk-of-dying-from-hunger 24 de abril de 2017, 12:13Rome, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned that about 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, northern Nigeria and Yemen are at risk of dying from hunger. Angola Ready to Vote on August -23- 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12076&SEO=angola-ready-to-vote-on-august-23-2017 24 de abril de 2017, 11:57Luanda, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos stated today that the conditions are ready to vote on the Angolan general elections. US Marlon Daniel to Conduct Symphony Orchestra of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12075&SEO=us-marlon-daniel-to-conduct-symphony-orchestra-of-cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) US Marlon Daniel will conduct for the first time in the Cuban capital the National Symphony Orchestra, in a presentation scheduled for the April 30, that entity confirmed today. The event will take place in Covarrubias hall of the National Theater, at 11:00 a.m. (local time), and will also feature pianist Gérard Aimontch. Despite Brexit, South Africa Will Continue to Trade with UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12074&SEO=despite-brexit-south-africa-will-continue-to-trade-with-uk Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Government''s priority is to ensure that there is certainty and continuity in the trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom as a result of Brexit, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The Coup Ghost Continues Wandering Around Brazil, Dilma Rousseff http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12073&SEO=the-coup-ghost-continues-wandering-around-brazil-dilma-rousseff Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The ghost of the coup continues wandering around Brazil, said former president Dilma Rousseff, who warned that reactionary forces could try to prevent an election victory of former president Inacio Lula da Silva. South Korea Increases Military Options http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12071&SEO=south-korea-increases-military-options Seoul, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Korea has announced today the development of a new radar to detect artillery, amid fears about the future of the Korean Peninsula. France Advances to a Second Roumd with Emmanuel Macron as Favorite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12070&SEO=france-advances-to-a-second-roumd-with-emmanuel-macron-as-favorite By Luisa María González Palestinian Prisoners: Hunger Strike Enters Its Second Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12069&SEO=palestinian-prisoners-hunger-strike-enters-its-second-week Tel Aviv, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) With the addition of some 35 new prisoners, the massive hunger strike held by more than 1,500 Palestinians locked in Israeli prisons begins today its second week. Ecuador Hosts Meeting of Ibero-American Justice Ministers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12068&SEO=ecuador-hosts-meeting-of-ibero-american-justice-ministers Quito, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 21 countries have began today the 20th Plenary Assembly of the Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Ibero-American Countries (COMIJIB) to discuss issues of interest in judicial and penitentiary matters. More than 25 Million Children out of School in Conflict Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12067&SEO=more-than-25-million-children-out-of-school-in-conflict-zones United Nations, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 25 million children between the ages of 6 and 15 are out of school in 22 conflict-affected countries, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. New Special Economic Zone to Be Opened in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12066&SEO=new-special-economic-zone-to-be-opened-in-south-africa Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday launch the Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP-SEZ), in Harrismith, in the Free State, Presidency announced. Afghan Army Chief and Defense Minister Resign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12065&SEO=afghan-army-chief-and-defense-minister-resign Kabul, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Afghan army chief and Defense Minister resigned today following a deadly assault on one of the military headquarters that killed around 150 soldiers. Cuba Electrifies Homes with Photovoltaic Solar Panels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12064&SEO=cuba-electrifies-homes-with-photovoltaic-solar-panels Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Electrification with photovoltaic solar panels to isolated homes is today a strategy of the Cuban State to benefit families living in places with difficult access. Several Thousands Indigenous Mexicans Await Sentences in Prisons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12063&SEO=several-thousands-indigenous-mexicans-await-sentences-in-prisons Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Several thousand indigenous Mexicans have spent years in prison awaiting sentence, it was reported today. EU to Coordinate with Russia Actions against Terrorist Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12062&SEO=eu-to-coordinate-with-russia-actions-against-terrorist-challenge Moscow, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and International Security Federica Mogherini spoke today for a cooperation with Russia to meet the terrorist challenge, meeting here with Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov. China and the U.S. Advocate for Greater Bilateral Coordination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12061&SEO=china-and-the-u.s.-advocate-for-greater-bilateral-coordination Beijing, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president Xi Jinping and his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, agreed today over the telephone to increase coordination in global issues. Syrian Army Wards Off Terrorist Offensive in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12060&SEO=syrian-army-wards-off-terrorist-offensive-in-hama Damascus, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) After more than 40 days of intense fighting, the Syrian army, and allied militias warded off and defeated an offensive of some 12,000 terrorist troops in Hama province, 210 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. HRC Official Blames ICHR for Encouraging Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12059&SEO=hrc-official-blames-ichr-for-encouraging-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The International Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) in America is encouraging violence in Venezuela, Larry Devoe, Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Council of this nation, said. French Socialists and Conservatives Analyze Election Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12058&SEO=french-socialists-and-conservatives-analyze-election-results 24 de abril de 2017, 08:59Paris, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Socialist Party (PS) of France and also the conservative party Republicans (LR) began today meetings in their respective Parisian headquarters aimed at analyzing the results of the presidential elections and making decisions for the future. Indian Space Agency Turns Eyes on Venus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12057&SEO=indian-space-agency-turns-eyes-on-venus New Delhi, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) After its mission to Mars succeeded, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans the first orbiter flight to Venus, for which it invited today scientists across the country to present their projects. Hearing in Panama for Extradition of Culprit in EP Petroecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12055&SEO=hearing-in-panama-for-extradition-of-culprit-in-ep-petroecuador Quito, 24 (Prensa Latina) The hearing for evaluation of the request of extradition against Arturo Pinzon, sentenced in the corruption case Petroecuador, will be held on May 3 in Panama, according to the Ecuadorian Attorney General''s Office. South Africa, China Cementing Cultural Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12056&SEO=south-africa-china-cementing-cultural-ties Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and China, nations that belong to the BRICS Group, are opening talks in Pretoria Monday to discuss ways to broaden cooperation on culture, education, communications, health, science and technology, sports, tourism, women affairs and youth. Empress of the Seas Docks in Havana Harbor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12054&SEO=empress-of-the-seas-docks-in-havana-harbor Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The arrival in Havana of the Empress of the Seas cruise ship is a further sign of the favorable image the island has as a destination and the growing interest of US companies in doing business on this activity. Honduran Police Seizes More than 500 Kilograms of Drug http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12053&SEO=honduran-police-seizes-more-than-500-kilograms-of-drug Tegucigalpa, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Honduran police seized more than 500 kilograms of drug in recent hours, authorities reported today. Tense Protests in France in Rejection of Electoral Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12052&SEO=tense-protests-in-france-in-rejection-of-electoral-results Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of French people protested at the Place de la Bastille, in Paris, to express their non-conformity with the results in the presidential elections, an action that turned into a tense clash with the security forces. Palestinians in Lebanon Recall Cuban Bay of Pigs Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12051&SEO=palestinians-in-lebanon-recall-cuban-bay-of-pigs-victory Beirut, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian refugees in Lebanon assessed the Cuban Revolution''s victory, repelling the mercenary attack against Playa Giron in 1961, as a heroic deed with great validity and an inspiration in their struggle against Israel. Venezuelan Opposition Determined to Cause Civil War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12049&SEO=venezuelan-opposition-determined-to-cause-civil-war Caracas, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition, led by the the so-called Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), is determined to cause a civil war in the country , socialist leader Elias Jaua warned today. Bolivian President Deplores Increase of the US Military Expenditure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12048&SEO=bolivian-president-deplores-increase-of-the-us-military-expenditure La Paz, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President deplored today the US Government decision to increase in more than $54 billion USD the budget for the arms race. Macron, Le Pen Win 1st Electoral Round in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12047&SEO=macron-le-pen-win-1st-electoral-round-in-france Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Centrist Emmanuel Macron and ultra right winger Marine le Pen have got today most of the votes, among four candidates, in France''s presidential elections and will go to an electoral run-off, according to preliminary estimates. Cuban Songwriter and Singer Luiba Maria Hevia with New CD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12046&SEO=cuban-songwriter-and-singer-luiba-maria-hevia-with-new-cd Havana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Liuba María Hevia is getting ready to finish the last details to release next May 2 in two digital platforms her new album ''Parallel Lives,'' which brings together songs in a duetto with Latin American artists. France Goes to the Ballot Boxes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12045&SEO=france-goes-to-the-ballot-boxes 23 de abril de 2017, 11:21Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) French citizens living in Paris are going to the ballot boxes today, in an election day framed by uncertainty, regardring the results, and a high police surveillance. UK Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12044&SEO=uk-labour-leader-corbyn-says-could-suspend-syria-air-strikes 23 de abril de 2017, 11:06London,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Britain''s main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said today that he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister at a June 8 election. Pair of Brouwer/Meeuwsen Win Xiamen Beach Volley Men's Gold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12043&SEO=pair-of-brouwermeeuwsen-win-xiamen-beach-volley-mens-gold Xiamen, China, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina)The Dutch team of Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen made good on their first FIVB Tournament appearance of the year, bringing home the title after a 21-14, 21-17 win over Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo of Italy. Nadal Wins Historic 10th Monte-Carlo Title http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12042&SEO=nadal-wins-historic-10th-monte-carlo-title Monte Carlo,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina)Spanish Rafael Nadal captured an incredible 10th Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters crown today in beating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in the 76-minute final. Cuban Successful Presentation in Kazahstan International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12041&SEO=cuban-successful-presentation-in-kazahstan-international-fair 23 de abril de 2017, 10:24Astana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba made a successful presentation of its recreational services and products at the 2017 Kift International Tourism Fair, celebrated in the Kazakh city of Almaty. Nigerian Army Chief Urged Troops to Intensify Fight Against Terror http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12040&SEO=nigerian-army-chief-urged-troops-to-intensify-fight-against-terror 23 de abril de 2017, 10:21Abuja,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged troops in the North East to remain steadfast in prosecuting the counter insurgency as history would not forget them. London Marathon 2017: Wanjiru and Keitany Win Men's and Women's Races http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12039&SEO=london-marathon-2017-wanjiru-and-keitany-win-mens-and-womens-races 23 de abril de 2017, 10:10London,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Mary Keitany of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe''s women''s-only world record to win the London Marathon today. Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes European Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12038&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-concludes-european-tour Athens, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, departed from here back to Cuba today after an official visit to Greece, a country in which he finished a tour of three European nations. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis Visits Djibouti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12037&SEO=us-defence-secretary-jim-mattis-visits-djibouti Djibuti,Apr 23(Prensa Latina) US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived today for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States'' only permanent military base on the African continent. Kuwait Declared as Malaria Free Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12036&SEO=kuwait-declared-as-malaria-free-country 23 de abril de 2017, 09:16Kuwait, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health of Kuwait affirmed today that Kuwait is currently a malaria-free zone with 388 cases treated in 2016. Syrian Army Takes Terrorist Strongholds in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12035&SEO=syrian-army-takes-terrorist-strongholds-in-hama Damascus, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army, with the help of allied militias, expelled terrorist groups from the strategic city of Halfaya, the biggest bastion of former Al Nusra Front at the north of the province of Hama, military sources confirmed here Sunday. Seven Countries in Cooperation on China-Europe Freight Rail Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12034&SEO=seven-countries-in-cooperation-on-china-europe-freight-rail-services 23 de abril de 2017, 09:08Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Railway authorities of China, Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland and Russia, have signed an agreement to deepen cooperation on China-Europe freight rail services, according to China Railway Corporation. China, Australia Pledge to Further Deepen Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12032&SEO=china-australia-pledge-to-further-deepen-bilateral-relations Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have pledged here today to further deepen bilateral relations between the two countries. Pollster Predicts Changes in Electoral Preferences in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12031&SEO=pollster-predicts-changes-in-electoral-preferences-in-italy 23 de abril de 2017, 06:00Rome, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian polling firm You Trend called the pre-storm calm, the current period of apparent stability described by the most recent polls on electoral support to different parties in the country. Trump's Fiscal Reform to be Announced Lacks Details http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12030&SEO=trumps-fiscal-reform-to-be-announced-lacks-details Washington, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) U.S.President Donald Trump will announce his promised fiscal reform next week, consisting in the big picture and priorities of his plans on tax code but without much detail, revealed news media this weekend. Iran Commits to Hold Solid Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12029&SEO=iran-commits-to-hold-solid-presidential-elections 23 de abril de 2017, 05:00Tehran, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Abdulreza Rahmani Fazli, Iran''s Interior Minister Abdulreza Rahmani Fazli pledged today to make all efforts to hold solid presidential elections, to handle the prevailing trends that seek to damage the security in the country. France Celebrates Elections Under Terrorist Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12028&SEO=france-celebrates-elections-under-terrorist-risk By Luisa María González Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The presidential elections in France, considered as crucial for the future of the country and Europe, are under tension today due to the terrorist threat, exacerbated by a recent attack. Colombian Justice has its Eyes on Spanish Company Triple A http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12027&SEO=colombian-justice-has-its-eyes-on-spanish-company-triple-a 22 de abril de 2017, 14:16Bogota, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina ) The Spanish subsidiary Triple A, dedicated to aqueduct cleaning faces an investigation demanded by the General Prosecution of Colombia, revealed Caracol Radio. Pakistan Has Nuclear Arsenal under Control, Says Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12026&SEO=pakistan-has-nuclear-arsenal-under-control-says-government 22 de abril de 2017, 13:56Islamabad, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) In the middle of the war triggered against extremist groups, the Pakistani Government has stated that its nuclear arsenal is secured, following the West concerns on the smuggling or robbery of nuclear weapons in this country. India was Largest Receiver of Remittances Worldwide in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12025&SEO=india-was-largest-receiver-of-remittances-worldwide-in-2016 New Delhi (Prensa Latina) Despite the 8.9 percent fall in 2016, India continues heading the countries which most remittances received last year, reported a report published in this capital. Government Inaction Behind Enforced Disappearances in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12023&SEO=government-inaction-behind-enforced-disappearances-in-mexico Mexico, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The lack of clarification and condemnation of those who participated in enforced disappearances in Mexico is hidden behind the institutional inefficiency, the newspaper La Jornada highlights today. Greater Differences between Human and Chimpanzee Brains Found http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12022&SEO=greater-differences-between-human-and-chimpanzee-brains-found 22 de abril de 2017, 12:28London, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Researchers from Germany, China and Russia discovered more differences between the structures in the human and the chimpanzee brain cortex, which were thought to have more similarities, said today the journal Nature. Owners of Papeles de Panama Office Released http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12021&SEO=owners-of-papeles-de-panama-office-released 22 de abril de 2017, 12:24Panama, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Court of Justice of Panama released today Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca, owners of the Mossack-Fonseca (MF) law firm charged with crimes against the economic order, on bail of $ one million USD. Evo Morales Condemns US Policy towards Syria and Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12020&SEO=evo-morales-condemns-us-policy-towards-syria-and-venezuela La Paz, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales reiterated his condemnation of the United States'' attacks on Syria and the threats against Venezuela, and insisted that the policy is aimed at seizing oil. French Government Hails Agreement to End Strike in Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12019&SEO=french-government-hails-agreement-to-end-strike-in-guiana 22 de abril de 2017, 12:02Paris, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve welcomed today the signing of the agreement in Guiana aimed at ending a general strike that paralyzed the French overseas department for a month. UN Celebrates International Day of Mother Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12018&SEO=un-celebrates-international-day-of-mother-earth United Nations, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations celebrates today the International Day of Mother Earth with a call to move towards sustainable development in harmony with nature. Odebrecht presents Evidence of Mega Tip Endorsed by Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12017&SEO=odebrecht-presents-evidence-of-mega-tip-endorsed-by-temer 22 de abril de 2017, 11:58Brasilia, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The Odebrecht group presented to investigators of the anti-corruption operation Lava Jato documents that would verify today the payment of a mega tip agreed in the presence of the then president of the Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (PMDB) Michel Temer. Italian Parliamentarians Ask for Lifting Sanctions against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12015&SEO=italian-parliamentarians-ask-for-lifting-sanctions-against-russia 22 de abril de 2017, 11:40Simferopol, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) ''The European Union (EU) must lift the unilateral sanctions set up against Russia as soon as possible'', said today Stefano Valdegamberi, head of the Italian delegation attending the 3rd International Economic Forum in Yalta. Colombia: Heavy Rains Leave Damages and Raise Alert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12013&SEO=colombia-heavy-rains-leave-damages-and-raise-alert 22 de abril de 2017, 11:14Bogota, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The heavy rains of April left thousands fatalities and damages in Colombia, which laments the fatal victims left in Mocoa, Manizales and Choco, while nine departments are still on alert today for the bad weather prevailing. Taliban Attack on Afghan Military Base Leaves 150 Dead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12012&SEO=taliban-attack-on-afghan-military-base-leaves-150-dead Kabul, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 150 people were killed and dozens wounded in an insurgent attack on an Afghan military base in the northern province of Balkh, the Defense Ministry informed today. Training of Chinese Forces on the Border with DPRK Is Normal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12011&SEO=training-of-chinese-forces-on-the-border-with-dprk-is-normal Beijing, April 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese forces maintain their standard operating readiness and conduct normal training along the border with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the national Defense ministry said today. USA: the Role of Science in Society Must Be Respected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12010&SEO=usa-the-role-of-science-in-society-must-be-respected Washington, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people will take to the streets of most states today to demand respect for science and policies that support their financing for the benefit of society. Trip to the Sixth Continent: Antarctica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12009&SEO=trip-to-the-sixth-continent-antarctica By Fausto Triana, Special Envoy Magellan Strait (Prensa Latina) Some time ago I was lucky to visit South Africa and Australia. Then I had the idea I had traveled to the end of the world. The reason is very simple, frequently we forget Antarctica exists. Venezuelans Ratify They Will Overcome Coup Attempts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12007&SEO=venezuelans-ratify-they-will-overcome-coup-attempts By Luis Beaton Caracas, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans ratified this week their decision to overcome coup attempts that opposition sectors promote with the support from foreign interests adverse to constitutional president Nicolás Maduro. Crucial Elections for France and Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12006&SEO=crucial-elections-for-france-and-europe Luisa María González* Paris, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) France will live this Sunday, April 23, unprecedented elections in the recent history of the country, mainly due to the weakness of the bigger parties and the pessimistic expectations of citizen participation. HostelCuba Fair to Exhibit Gastronomic Novelties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12005&SEO=hostelcuba-fair-to-exhibit-gastronomic-novelties Havana (Prensa Latina) The second edition of HostelCuba Fair will be attended by some 200 foreign companies, and will exhibit the Showcooking (a gastronomic novelty) for the first time in the country, according to the organizing committee. ALBA Petroleum Reaches Out to Salvadoran Fishing Cooperatives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12004&SEO=alba-petroleum-reaches-out-to-salvadoran-fishing-cooperatives San Salvador, April 22 (Prensa Latina) Fuel sales are much more than a business for ALBA Petroleum, the Salvadoran market leader in social outreach. This present alliance with fishing cooperatives is currently marking a new landmark. Chile Postpones Decision on Detained Bolivian Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12003&SEO=chile-postpones-decision-on-detained-bolivian-officials La Paz, April 22 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has decided to postpone until Monday, April 24, the ruling on the appeal for constitutional protection to release nine Bolivian officials. Cuba and Cayman Islands Pledged to Orderly and Safe Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12002&SEO=cuba-and-cayman-islands-pledged-to-orderly-and-safe-migration 21 de abril de 2017, 18:29Havana, April 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the Cayman Islands have today reaffirmed their pledge to implement joint actions to guarantee a regular, orderly and safe flow of migrants, the Cuban Foreign Ministry stressed. Experts Denounced Mexican Gov't's Actions on Death of 43 Students http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12001&SEO=experts-denounced-mexican-govts-actions-on-death-of-43-students 21 de abril de 2017, 18:28Mexico, April 21 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican authorities'' lack of speed in the search for the 43 Ayotzinapa students is a worrying issue for the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI). Greek FM Hosts Cuban Peer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12000&SEO=greek-fm-hosts-cuban-peer 21 de abril de 2017, 18:23Athens, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Greece'' Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias reportedly hosted his Cuban peer, Bruno Rodriguez, to talk over issues of international and bilateral interest. Cuba and Morocco Resume Diplomatic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11999&SEO=cuba-and-morocco-resume-diplomatic-relations 21 de abril de 2017, 17:35United Nations, April 21 (Prensa Latina) The official ceremony of the Signing of Agreement on the Resumption of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Cuba and the Kingdom of Morocco was held Friday at the headquarters of the Cuban Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN). Global E-market Generates Multi-million Dollars Profits in 2015 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11998&SEO=global-e-market-generates-multi-million-dollars-profits-in-2015 21 de abril de 2017, 17:00Geneva, April 21 (Prensa Latina) In the late 2015, global e-commerce generated about $25 billion USD worth of profits, according to statistics published by UNCTAD. Bolivia Calls on UN to Save Mother Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11996&SEO=bolivia-calls-on-un-to-save-mother-earth 21 de abril de 2017, 16:58United Nations, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni has called on the United Nations today to preserve motherland by promoting the culture of life, which he considered an alternative to consumerism imposed by the West. Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean Rose in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11997&SEO=remittances-to-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-rose-in-2016 21 de abril de 2017, 16:58Washington, April 21 (Prensa Latina) Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean rose in 2016, a fact that contrasts with what have occurred in other regions of the world, according to the World Bank. One Killed and Four Injured in Explosion at Jamaican Hotel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11995&SEO=one-killed-and-four-injured-in-explosion-at-jamaican-hotel 21 de abril de 2017, 16:57Kingston, April 21 (Prensa Latina) An explosion today inside the Riu Montego Bay Resort´s boiler room, located in the northwestern Jamaican Saint James parish, killed one employee and injured four other employees, official sources reported. Child Labor and Precarious Life Increase in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11994&SEO=child-labor-and-precarious-life-increase-in-turkey 21 de abril de 2017, 16:56Istanbul, 21 Apr (Prensa Latina) The trade union confederation DISK Genel-Is presented today the report ''Child Labor in Turkey'' in which it shows an increase in the number of children who entered the labor market in 2016, most of them in conditions of illegality. Israeli Aviation Attacks Syrian Army Position on Quneitra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11993&SEO=israeli-aviation-attacks-syrian-army-position-on-quneitra 21 de abril de 2017, 15:14Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The aviation of the Israeli Zionist regime attacked a Syrian army position in Kahn Arnabeh, Quneitra province, 67km southwest of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. Over a Million Children Trapped in Congo Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11992&SEO=over-a-million-children-trapped-in-congo-violence 21 de abril de 2017, 15:13United Nations, April 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) today warned that 1.5 million children are at risk due to extreme violence in the Congolese province of Kasaï-Central. Cuba, Mexico City Sign Health Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11991&SEO=cuba-mexico-city-sign-health-agreements Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City''s head of government Miguel Angel Mancera and Cuban Public Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda signed two agreements on health cooperation. Agriculture Congress in Cuba Debates on Losses Reduction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11990&SEO=agriculture-congress-in-cuba-debates-on-losses-reduction Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 40 institutions of 15 countries continue today at the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture analyzing and evaluating how to avoid losses in the production chain. Geraint Thomas Wins Tour of the Alps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11989&SEO=geraint-thomas-wins-tour-of-the-alps Trento, Italy (Prensa Latina)Uk Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)won stage 5 and the title in the Tour of the Alps with a time of 20:49.37 in the final stage betweeen Smarano and Trento. Cuban Medical Brigade Takes Care of More Than 7,000 Peruvians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11988&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-takes-care-of-more-than-7000-peruvians Piura, Peru, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade, which is carrying out its solidarity work in this northern city of Peru and its vicinities, affected by floods, is taking care of more than seven thousand Peruvians. Global CEOs Call G-20 for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11987&SEO=global-ceos-call-g-20-for-greater-disclosure-of-climate-risks Geneva,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina)The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risks. Syrian Villages of Zabadani and Madaya Free From Extremist Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11986&SEO=syrian-villages-of-zabadani-and-madaya-free-from-extremist-groups Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Syrian settlements in Zabadani and Madaya, less than 50 kilometers from Damascus and near the northeast border of Lebanon, were declared free from extremist groups, authorities confirmed today. Lucas Pouille Fights Back For Final Four Spot In Monte-Carlo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11985&SEO=lucas-pouille-fights-back-for-final-four-spot-in-monte-carlo Monte Carlo, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Lucas Pouille came within two points of losing against Uruguayan No. 16 seed Pablo Cuevas on Friday, but fought back from a 3-5 deficit in the deciding set to win the quarter-final 6-0, 3-6, 7-5 in one hour and 58 minutes. Cuba Pays Tribute to Italian Architect Vittorio Garatti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11984&SEO=cuba-pays-tribute-to-italian-architect-vittorio-garatti Havana (Prensa Latina) The University of Arts of Cuba will pay tribute to the Italian Vittorio Garatti for his contributions to the national architecture and will grant him the degree Doctor Honoris Causa, that institution confirmed today. Bigote Gato, Curious Havana Restaurant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11983&SEO=bigote-gato-curious-havana-restaurant Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) A curious restaurant in Havana catches travelers mainly from Europe who are traveling the streets of the Cuban capital these days, its peculiar name is Bigote Gato. Panama Hosts Latin American Special Olympics Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11982&SEO=panama-hosts-latin-american-special-olympics-games 21 de abril de 2017, 11:57Panama, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games, which today brings together more than 800 athletes and coaches from 21 countries stands out for the determination, skill, dedication, but above all, inclusion. Turkey in Final Stage of Buying Russian S-400 Anti-missile System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11981&SEO=turkey-in-final-stage-of-buying-russian-s-400-anti-missile-system 21 de abril de 2017, 11:55Ankara,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s talks with Russia to purchase the advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile system have reached the final stage, the country''s defense minister said. Ex-Costa Rican Soccer Chief Banned For Life by FIFA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11980&SEO=ex-costa-rican-soccer-chief-banned-for-life-by-fifa San José, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The former president of the Costa Rican Football Association, Eduardo Li, was banned from the game for life by FIFA''s independent Ethics Committee today, the organization said. U.S., Israel Continue to Fuel Anti-Syria Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11979&SEO=u.s.-israel-continue-to-fuel-anti-syria-campaign Tel Aviv, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Without presenting any evidence, the United States and Israel accused again the Syrian government today of still using chemical weapons as part of a campaign to justify any aggression against that Arab country. Rainy Season Continues Causing Havoc in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11978&SEO=rainy-season-continues-causing-havoc-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Nine Colombian departments are still on alert for heavy rains, while recovery work continues in Manizales to find missing people while inhabitants of Mocoa try to erase the traces of the devastating avalanches that occurred on April 1st. President-elect of Ecuador Receives Support From Social Organizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11977&SEO=president-elect-of-ecuador-receives-support-from-social-organizations Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno now has the support of a new front, the Pact of Unity of Peoples, Nationalities, Social Organizations and Workers. Syrian Army Makes Progress in Eastern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11976&SEO=syrian-army-makes-progress-in-eastern-damascus Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) After intense air force and artillery bombing, Syrian army units have dismantled shelters and tunnels of terrorist groups in the Qabun region in eastern Damascus, according to military sources. Iraqi Troops Recapture Several Neighborhoods West of Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11975&SEO=iraqi-troops-recapture-several-neighborhoods-west-of-mosul Baghdad, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces have recaptured other neighborhoods in western Mosul, including Tanek, where they released a girl from the Yazidi ethnic group who was kidnapped and sold as a slave by the Islamic State (IS). Gangs Hired by the Right-wing Attack Hospital in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11974&SEO=gangs-hired-by-the-right-wing-attack-hospital-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, said today that armed gangs hired by the opposition attacked the mother and child hospital Hugo Chávez, located in El Valle neighborhood in this capital. Cuba, Dom Rep Sign Immigration Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11973&SEO=cuba-dom-rep-sign-immigration-agreements Santo Domingo, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Dominican authorities are concluding today the 9th round of talks on migration issues that will help strengthen relations between the two countries, Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister, Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, said. President Trump Invites Vietnam's PM to Visit USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11972&SEO=president-trump-invites-vietnams-pm-to-visit-usa Hanoi, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly invited Vietnam''s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, to visit the United States where Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh met with government officials yesterday. FAO Presents in Cuba Views of Urban Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11971&SEO=fao-presents-in-cuba-views-of-urban-agriculture Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) FAO representative in Cuba, Theodor Friedrich, delivers here the master lecture ''Increasing Urban and Suburban Agriculture'', in the closing session of an international conference on this kind of food production. USA Blocks Investigation on Attack, Syrian President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11970&SEO=usa-blocks-investigation-on-attack-syrian-president-says Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The United States has blocked the requested inquiries on an alleged chemical attack on a town in Idleb province, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russia''s Sputnik News. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11969&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-visits-greece Athens, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, has arrived in Athens today for an official visit to strengthen bilateral relations. Turkey Promises to Strengthen Relations with Central America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11968&SEO=turkey-promises-to-strengthen-relations-with-central-america Istanbul, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Government promised to strengthen the relations with the Central American countries, during the second forum on cooperation between this country and the Central American Integration System (SICA), currently in session in this city. World Bank's Credibility at Stake if Climate Change Ignored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11967&SEO=world-banks-credibility-at-stake-if-climate-change-ignored Washington, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) World Bank (WB) President Jim Yong Kim said: ''if we turn our backs on science and ignore climate change, we would lose all our credibility,'' prior to his meeting with the IMF. Ecuador Begins Granting Credentials to Elected Assembly Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11966&SEO=ecuador-begins-granting-credentials-to-elected-assembly-members Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian National Electoral Council (CNE) has begun the process to grant credential to the elected provincial assembly members, after the general elections held on February 19. Cuba To Host International Pharmaceutical Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11965&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-pharmaceutical-workshop Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Workshop On Aseptic Processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry will open here next Monday, with the attendance of experts from 8 countries of the Americas and Europe, organizers announced. Syria and Cuba Sign Agreement for Visa Exemption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11964&SEO=syria-and-cuba-sign-agreement-for-visa-exemption Damascus, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Syria and Cuba signed today an agreement for reciprocal visa exemption for diplomatic, official, special and service passports. Portuguese President Welcomes Cuban Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11963&SEO=portuguese-president-welcomes-cuban-foreign-minister Lisbon, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa ratified today in this capital, to Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, hios Government''s willingness of strengthening the relations with the Caribbean island nation. Cuba Calls at UN to Stop Israeli Abuses against Palestines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11962&SEO=cuba-calls-at-un-to-stop-israeli-abuses-against-palestines United Nations, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated Tuesday at the UN Security Council for concrete actions to put an end to Israel''s abuses against the people of Palestine. UN Dismayed by Toll of Terrorist Attack in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11961&SEO=un-dismayed-by-toll-of-terrorist-attack-in-syria United Nations, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura expressed dismay at the growing number of civilian casualties as a result of the terrorist attack on a refugee convoy in Syria on April 15. Democratic Korea is Ready to Repel US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11960&SEO=democratic-korea-is-ready-to-repel-us-attack Pyongyang, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has warned Washington that it is ready to repel any ''super-mighty preemptive strike'' by the United States, according to Rodong Sinmun newspaper. Retired US Military Demands Closer Ties with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11959&SEO=retired-us-military-demands-closer-ties-with-cuba Washington, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) More than a dozen retired U.S. military members urged today President Donald Trump''s National Security Adviser, H.R. McMaster, to continue on the path towards normalizing relations with Cuba. Mexican Company in Nicaragua Explores Business Opportunities in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11958&SEO=mexican-company-in-nicaragua-explores-business-opportunities-in-cuba Managua, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican meet processing company SuKarne, leader to this sector in Central America, is currently exploring, from Nicaragua, opportunities for business with Cuba, source from the Cuban embassy in this country confirmed today. Russian Company Gazprom Interested in Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11957&SEO=russian-company-gazprom-interested-in-bolivian-gas La Paz, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez reported Wednesday that Russian company GAZPROM is now interested in signing agreements to widen its participation with Bolivia in gas exploration and transportation projects. Unasur Ratifies Transparency of Ecuador's Vote Recount http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11956&SEO=unasur-ratifies-transparency-of-ecuadors-vote-recount Quito, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) International observers from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) have ratified the transparency of the vote recount following the second round of the recently held presidential elections in Ecuador. Tour of the Alps: Matteo Montaguti Wins Stage 4 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11955&SEO=tour-of-the-alps-matteo-montaguti-wins-stage-4 Trento, Italia, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Matteo Montaguti (AG2R La Mondiale) narrowly out-sprinted Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) to claim Thursday''s fourth stage of the Tour of the Alps. Cuban Dancing Festival OLORUM 2017 Starts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11954&SEO=cuban-dancing-festival-olorum-2017-starts Camaguey, Cuba, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The start of the 2017 OLORUM dancing Festival will be qualified by Thursday''s session with the participation of famous dancing groups from Cuba. Cuba Hosts 6th Workshop of Basic Biomedical Sciences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11953&SEO=cuba-hosts-6th-workshop-of-basic-biomedical-sciences Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Workshop on Basic Biomedical Sciences started today in this capital with a great international participation and the aim to continue raising the level of Cuban health professionals, recognized worldwide. Problems to Cover Credit Increase Stress Among US Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11952&SEO=problems-to-cover-credit-increase-stress-among-us-citizens Washington, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) U.S. citizens have higher levels of stress today than they did 10 years ago, and most of them point to problems to cover their credits as responsible for that situation. Olympic Silver Medallist Germaine Mason Dies in Motorcycle Crash http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11951&SEO=olympic-silver-medallist-germaine-mason-dies-in-motorcycle-crash Kingston,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Germaine Mason, the British athlete of Jamaican origine, who won a high jump silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, has died in a motorcycle accident in Jamaica. Canadian Environment Minister Sued For Failing to Protect Caribou http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11950&SEO=canadian-environment-minister-sued-for-failing-to-protect-caribou Ottawa, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is being sued for not protecting boreal woodland caribou. Cuba Highlights MNOAL's Validity at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11949&SEO=cuba-highlights-mnoals-validity-at-un Geneva, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba highlighted the validity and relevance of the founding principles of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) at a difficult moment in the world at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Facebook Works on Mind-reading Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11948&SEO=facebook-works-on-mind-reading-technology California, United States, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The social networking site Facebook is working on a technology for people to write their thoughts through brainwaves without the need for a keyboard. Cameroon Returns 30,000 Displaced People from Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11947&SEO=cameroon-returns-30000-displaced-people-from-nigeria Abuja, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30,000 displaced people by the violence of terrorist group Boko Haram, returned to their native country, Nigeria, from Cameroon, reported the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in the state of Borno, the local press said Thursday. Pigeons Share Human Ability to Build Knowledge Across Generations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11946&SEO=pigeons-share-human-ability-to-build-knowledge-across-generations London,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina)Homing pigeons may share the human capacity to build on the knowledge of others, improving their navigational efficiency over time, a new Oxford University study has found. Will Smith In Talks For Genie Role In Disney's Live-Action ‘Aladdin' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11945&SEO=will-smith-in-talks-for-genie-role-in-disneys-live-action-aaladdin Los Ángeles,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Will Smith is in talks to take on the genie role made famous by the late Robin Williams in Disney''s live-action Aladdin from Director Guy Ritchie. Germany Refutes US Criticism for 2016 Surplus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11944&SEO=germany-refutes-us-criticism-for-2016-surplus Berlin, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s trade surplus in 2016 reached 252 million euros, to which the United States made strong criticisms refuted today by the country''s economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, in the newspaper Bild. Crimea Interested in Economic Ties with Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11943&SEO=crimea-interested-in-economic-ties-with-latin-america Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and the Crimea, in particular, are interested in multilateral cooperation with Latin America, said Georgi Muradov, deputy prime minister of the government and permanent representative of the Russian president in the aforementioned peninsula. The Neuro Anatomical Basis of Forgiveness Revealed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11942&SEO=the-neuro-anatomical-basis-of-forgiveness-revealed Rome,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina)Researchers studied the areas of the brain involved in processes which prompt us to forgive those who have seriously, but unintentionally, messed up. FARC-EP: There Are Lot of Things to Do in Sites for Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11941&SEO=farc-ep-there-are-lot-of-things-to-do-in-sites-for-guerrillas Bogota, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Ivan Marquez, has said today that there are a lot of things to do to prepare the zones and transitional points where that guerrilla, the largest group in Colombia, should put down the weapons in their possession. US Defense Secretary Meets with Egyptian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11940&SEO=us-defense-secretary-meets-with-egyptian-president Cairo, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the capital today, where he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Vietnam Asks Monsanto to Take Responsibility for War Sequels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11939&SEO=vietnam-asks-monsanto-to-take-responsibility-for-war-sequels Vietnam, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam reaffirmed today that the US companies involved and Monsanto, in particular, must take responsibility for supporting efforts to address the consequences of the agent orange/dioxin spread in this country during the war. Iran Refutes Saudi-US Accussation of Destabilizing the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11938&SEO=iran-refutes-saudi-us-accussation-of-destabilizing-the-region Tehran, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s political and military authorities refuted today what they considered repeated and unfounded accusations by Saudi Arabia and the United States of destabilizing the Persian Gulf region and considered them part of the ''anti-Iranian bragging.'' A Member of the Bolivarian National Guard Is Killed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11935&SEO=a-member-of-the-bolivarian-national-guard-is-killed Caracas, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) A sergeant from the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) was killed and a colonel was shot and wounded as a result of the violence generated by ultra-right groups in Venezuela, encouraged by Venezuelan ultra-right parties. Kuwait : Biggest Threat in Persian Gulf is Extremist Ideology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11934&SEO=kuwait-biggest-threat-in-persian-gulf-is-extremist-ideology Manama, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The biggest threat communities in Arab countries in the Persian Gulf are facing is the extremist ideology, said a Kuwaiti minister attending n a regional meeting on fighting this phenomenon, which ends here today. Cuba Thanks Solidarity of Portuguese Parliamentarians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11933&SEO=cuba-thanks-solidarity-of-portuguese-parliamentarians Lisbon, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has thanked the work carried out by the Cuban Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba (GPA) for lifting the U.S. blockade on Cuba. Venezuelans Left Clear Support for the Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11932&SEO=venezuelans-left-clear-support-for-the-government By Luis Beaton Trade in the Foreground of Pence Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11931&SEO=trade-in-the-foreground-of-pence-tour Bangkok, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Amid expectations concerning Washington''s economic policies regarding protectionism, the attention of markets focuses today on this country and the visit of U.S. Vicepresident, Mike Pence. Cuban Musician Bobby Carcasses Launches Album http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11930&SEO=cuban-musician-bobby-carcasses-launches-album Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Renowned singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Bobby Carcasses, is launching today his album ''Blues con Montuno'', as part of the festivities prior to the International Jazz Day, to be held in Cuba on April 30th. Cuba, Mexico and the USA Win Medals in Ballet Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11929&SEO=cuba-mexico-and-the-usa-win-medals-in-ballet-competition Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Ballet students from Cuba, Mexico and the United States now hold the medals of the 14th International Youth Competition and the 4th International Children''s Competition held in this capital. China and EU Agree to Expand Coordination on Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11928&SEO=china-and-eu-agree-to-expand-coordination-on-global-issues Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and European Union (EU) officials have agreed to broaden coordination on global issues, promote improvements in global governance and work towards a more inclusive, balanced and sustainable globalization. The Chemical Incident Was Made Up, Syrian Presidential Adviser Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11927&SEO=the-chemical-incident-was-made-up-syrian-presidential-adviser-says Damascus, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The incident with chemical weapons in Idleb was ''made up,'' Syria''s presidential advisor Bouzeina Shabaan said in an interview with Al Mayadeen channel published today in Damascus. South African Minister of Finance Begins Tour of the U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11926&SEO=south-african-minister-of-finance-begins-tour-of-the-u.s. Pretoria, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) South African Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, starts today a tour of U.S. cities, where he will attend meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB), reported the local media. China and Russia for Raising Mutual Political Trust http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11925&SEO=china-and-russia-for-raising-mutual-political-trust Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Li Zhanshu, high level official of the Communist Party of China (CPCh) prepares a visit to Russia from April 25 to 27, focused on raising political trust between both nations. Zimbabwean Higher Education Minister to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11924&SEO=zimbabwean-higher-education-minister-to-visit-cuba Havana, April 20 (Prensa Latina) The Zimbabwean Minister of Higher Education, Sciences and Technological Development, Jonathan Moyo, who heads a 12-university rector delegation, will visit Cuba on April 27. According to the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Mr. Jonathan Moyo is intent on being aware of Cuban higher education and scientific development, so he will hold meetings at the University of Havana and some Biocubafarma institutions. Experts from over 15 Countries Debate in Cuba on Urban Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11923&SEO=experts-from-over-15-countries-debate-in-cuba-on-urban-agriculture Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Experts from more than 40 institutions in 15 countries are taking part in the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture inaugurated in Cuba Wednesday, to exchange and debate on food security and sovereignty. Dilma Rousseff Denies Illegal Payments Use in Electoral Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11922&SEO=dilma-rousseff-denies-illegal-payments-use-in-electoral-campaign Brasilia, April 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s removed constitutional President, Dilma Rousseff, confirmed that she had never authorized the use of the so-called ''B-Box'', unreported and undeclared financial resources, during her electoral campaign. Venezuelan President Iterates Call to Political Dialogue for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11921&SEO=venezuelan-president-iterates-call-to-political-dialogue-for-peace Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reiterated today the Bolivarian Government''s willingness to establish a negotiation table with opposition organizations, with the purpose of guaranteeing peace and economic development in the country. Bolivia to Hold International Forum on Alternative Ports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11920&SEO=bolivia-to-hold-international-forum-on-alternative-ports La Paz, April 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Chamber of Commerce (CNC), Marco Antonio Salinas, announced the International Forum on Alternative Ports for Bolivian Foreign Trade, in order to seek alternatives to the export of goods by sea. Clashes in West of Mosul Cause 336,000 Displaced People in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11919&SEO=clashes-in-west-of-mosul-cause-336000-displaced-people-in-iraq United Nations, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) At least 336,000 people left the western part of Mosul since February 19, when the Iraqi Government resumed its attacks to expel the Islamic State (ISIS) from the city, the United Nations reported Wednesday. Antonio Guterres to Visit Washington http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11918&SEO=antonio-guterres-to-visit-washington United Nations, April 19 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General  has ruled out that his official visit to Washington DC next weekend included a meeting with the US President Donald Trump or with high-ranking officials. Purchasing Power Loss in Mexico Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11917&SEO=purchasing-power-loss-in-mexico-denounced Mexico, April 19 (Prensa Latina) During the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Administration, those local minimum-wage workers lost 11.11 percent of purchasing power, according to the report. Cuba and Portugal Extol Strength of their Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11916&SEO=cuba-and-portugal-extol-strength-of-their-relations Lisbon, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Portuguese foreign ministers, Bruno Rodriguez and Augusto Santos Silva, respectively, extolled today the strength of their bilateral relations in all areas, by means of a free-flowing exchange between both countries. UN Alerts on Growing Power of Armed Groups In Libya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11915&SEO=un-alerts-on-growing-power-of-armed-groups-in-libya United Nations, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Martin Kobler, special representative of the United Nations for Libya, warned in the UN Security Council Wednesday that the growing power of armed groups in Libya, is curbing the aspirations for peace in that country. Cuba Reading for May Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11914&SEO=cuba-reading-for-may-tourism-fair Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The May 37th International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2017, will reportedly host the world''s most important travel agencies and tour operators. Guyana Highlights 2017 Gold Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11913&SEO=guyana-highlights-2017-gold-production Georgetown, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Guyana extracted 4.62 tons of gold during the first quarter of this year, Labor Minister Raphael Trotman said. Greeks Back up Job Opportunities for Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11912&SEO=greeks-back-up-job-opportunities-for-refugees Athens, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Fifty percent of Greeks living in Athens backs up the right of refugees stranded in Greece to have a job, according to a survey by Public Issue institute. Controversy in US over Wrong Info on Aircraft Carriers Whereabouts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11911&SEO=controversy-in-us-over-wrong-info-on-aircraft-carriers-whereabouts Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which the White House said more than a week ago it was close to the Korean Peninsula, might be now heading to that destination. Iranian Supreme Leader Calls for High Turnout in Presidential Electio http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11910&SEO=iranian-supreme-leader-calls-for-high-turnout-in-presidential-electio Tehran, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged authorities today to make every effort possible to hold a ''healthy and secure'' presidential election, and encouraged the nation to turn out and vote. Mexico to TurnTrash into Energy to Light Up Metro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11909&SEO=mexico-to-turntrash-into-energy-to-light-up-metro Mexico, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City''s Thermovalorization plant will reportedly use garbage as fuel to illuminate the subway of this capital. Support for Anti-drug Campaign Drops in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11908&SEO=support-for-anti-drug-campaign-drops-in-philippines Manila, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The anti-drug campaign launched by President Rodrigo Duterte received less support from Philippines public in a recent survey. Kenyan Police to Fight Terrorism in Local Universities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11907&SEO=kenyan-police-to-fight-terrorism-in-local-universities 19 de abril de 2017, 14:52Nairobi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Kenyan students are fighting in Islamic armed groups in Somalia and Libya, an official source said here Wednesday, adding that a police anti-terrorist operation will shortly be launched at public and private universities. Democratic Korea Demands USA, S Korea Quit Military Adventures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11905&SEO=democratic-korea-demands-usa-s-korea-quit-military-adventures Pyongyang, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) South Korea is carrying out a ''joint fire training 2017'' at the Phochon camp in Kyonggi province, denounced today the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). San Kitts Government Condemns Violence Against Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11904&SEO=san-kitts-government-condemns-violence-against-women Basseterre, Apr 19 (prensa Latina) Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris reportedly condemned a recent attack on two women in which one was killed. Cuba: Recognition of Work for Monument Restoration and Conservation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11903&SEO=cuba-recognition-of-work-for-monument-restoration-and-conservation Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The native home of Cuban martyr Abel Santamaria Cuadrado - in Cuban province of Villa Clara- received the National Monument Restoration Award, which is awarded to promoted initiatives to estimulate protection of buildings and houses of great value. Prince Track is Released Ahead of One-year Anniversary of His Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11902&SEO=prince-track-is-released-ahead-of-one-year-anniversary-of-his-death Los Ángeles,Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Friday marks one year since the sudden death of Prince at his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. India and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11901&SEO=india-and-cuba-strengthen-cooperation-in-biotechnology New Delhi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) India may get benefits with the progress of Cuban biotechnology, one of the greatest achievements by Cuba after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959. Fort McMurray Firefighters Still Suffering a Year After Blaze, Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11900&SEO=fort-mcmurray-firefighters-still-suffering-a-year-after-blaze-study Ottawa, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) A year after the big fire in Fort McMurray, in the Canadian province of Alberta, firefighters who participated in its extinction have physical and mental damages, a report says. 11.9 Percent of Italians Suffer Serious Material Deprivation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11899&SEO=11.9-percent-of-italians-suffer-serious-material-deprivation Rome, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) 11.9 percent of Italians, equivalent to 7.2 million, live in conditions of serious material deprivation, reported here today Roberto Monducci, director of the National Institute of Statistics (Istat). Scientists Blame Global Warming for Phenomenon Called River Piracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11898&SEO=scientists-blame-global-warming-for-phenomenon-called-river-piracy Ottawa,Apr 19 Prensa Latina) The massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in northern Canada has retreated about a mile up its valley over the past century. Geraint Thomas Wins Stage 3 of Tour of the Alps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11897&SEO=geraint-thomas-wins-stage-3-of-tour-of-the-alps Funes, Italy, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina)Geraint Thomas had doubts about his form after a hard block of altitude training before the Tour of the Alps but he looked strong, determined and on track for to be at his best for the Giro d''Italia with a powerful late attack on the uphill finish of stage 3 of 143.1 kms to Funes. The Welshman won the stage and pulled on the leader''s jersey as a result. Authorities in Peru Laud Cuban Medical Brigade Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11896&SEO=authorities-in-peru-laud-cuban-medical-brigade-work Piura, Peru, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Minister of Health, Patricia García, and the governor of Piura, Reynaldo Hilbck, lauded the work of a Cuban medical brigade taking care of the victims of the recent floods. Saudi Arabia, USA Ratify Strategic Defense Relation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11895&SEO=saudi-arabia-usa-ratify-strategic-defense-relation Riyadh, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reaffirmed here today their commitment to expand and consolidate strategic military and security cooperation. Shuai Peng Advances to Quarter-finals of Zhengzhou Tennis Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11894&SEO=shuai-peng-advances-to-quarter-finals-of-zhengzhou-tennis-open Zhengzhou, China, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Hostess Shuai Peng, a favorite number one, advanced today to the quarter-finals of the Zhengzhou Women''s Tennis Open, by beating Japan''s Riko Sawayanagi 6-1 6-4. Nigeria: Massive Displacement Continues in the Northeast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11893&SEO=nigeria-massive-displacement-continues-in-the-northeast Abuja, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Violence and insecurity in Nigeria''s Borno state are continuing it was known today. China Pleads for Unity, Prosperity and Stability in European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11892&SEO=china-pleads-for-unity-prosperity-and-stability-in-european-union Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese prime minister, Li Keqiang, advocated for unity, prosperity and stability of the European Union (EU), it transcended here today. Evacuation of Syrian Villagers From Fua and Kefraya Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11891&SEO=evacuation-of-syrian-villagers-from-fua-and-kefraya-continues Damascus, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of evacuated people from the villages of Fua and Kefraya arrived in the city of Aleppo as around 500 extremists and relatives left the town of Zabadani on their way to Idleb, authorities said today. Canada Supports Peace Process in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11890&SEO=canada-supports-peace-process-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Canada has expressed its support for Colombia''s peace process through the Mechanism for Political, Economic and Human Rights Consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries, a communique released in this capital said today. Chile Conducts National Census Today, Declares Holiday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11889&SEO=chile-conducts-national-census-today-declares-holiday Santiago de Chile, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Starting at nine o''clock this morning, 583,000 pollsters will visit Chilean homes to find out about its population and other data, in the so-called National Short Census. Spanish Scientists Identify New Component to Treat Myeloid Leukemia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11888&SEO=spanish-scientists-identify-new-component-to-treat-myeloid-leukemia Barcelona, Spain, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists have identified the type 1 serotonin receptor (HTR1) as a new therapeutic target for the treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), the specialized press reported today. Guatemala Opens Regional Military Exercises with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11887&SEO=guatemala-opens-regional-military-exercises-with-usa Guatemala, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Military Deputy Commander of U.S. Southern Command, Lieutenant General of the Army (LTG) Joseph P. DiSalvo, will open today in Guatemala the regional military exercises called Humanitarian Allied Forces (FAHUM), in which several countries are participating. Italian Documentary Film Maker Arrested in Turkey Starts Hunger Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11885&SEO=italian-documentary-film-maker-arrested-in-turkey-starts-hunger-strike Ankara, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Italian documentary maker, Gabriele del Grande, started a hunger strike today in protest of his unjustified imprisonment in Turkey after 10 days of isolation and without charges against him. Wildfires Lead to State of Emergency in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11884&SEO=wildfires-lead-to-state-of-emergency-in-guatemala Guatemala, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The state of emergency, from today on, is in force in Guatemala to facilitate the control and extinction of forest fires, protect communities threatened by them and channel the budget necessary to face the emergency. Armed Coup Group Arrested in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11882&SEO=armed-coup-group-arrested-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has revealed the detention in this capital of a violent armed group, which planned to cause chaos and violence in the popular march convened today by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Cuban Companies Active in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11881&SEO=cuban-companies-active-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) From Labiofam Vietnam, with 18 years in the Indochinese country, up to newly local Cuban industries, exhibit products at the Trade Fair inaugurated today in this capital, recognized as a platform to boost economic ties between the two nations. Venezuela Defends at UN its Right to Sovereignty and Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11880&SEO=venezuela-defends-at-un-its-right-to-sovereignty-and-peace Geneva, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, defended sovereignty, unity, and peace in his country, in the face of opposition attempts to carry out a political and economic coup, diplomatic sources said today. Maduro Denounces US Support for Coup Plot in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11879&SEO=maduro-denounces-us-support-for-coup-plot-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro denounced that the alleged coup against the Bolivarian government of Venezuela responds to a script designed in the offices of the US Department of State. Jorge Sanjines: Cuba Lights Up New Latin American Cinema http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11878&SEO=jorge-sanjines-cuba-lights-up-new-latin-american-cinema By Cosset Lazo Perez Congo Prime Minister Ends Official Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11877&SEO=congo-prime-minister-ends-official-visit-to-cuba Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Clement Mouamba, Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, is winding up today his official visit to Cuba, during which he met authorities and toured places of historical interest. South African Gov't Invest Millions to Upgrade Universities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11876&SEO=south-african-govt-invest-millions-to-upgrade-universities Pretoria, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African government has allotted 527 million dollars to upgrade university infrastructure countrywide, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande announced Wednesday. Cuba Hosts International Meeting for Peace without Military Bases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11875&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-meeting-for-peace-without-military-bases By Nuriem De Armas Big Attendance to World Accounting Forum in Cuba Expected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11874&SEO=big-attendance-to-world-accounting-forum-in-cuba-expected Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Some 400 experts of Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Colombia and other nations will participate in the 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Audit and Finances, to be held on May 22 to 24, informed an official source. Belt and Route Forum in China will Gather 28 World Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11873&SEO=belt-and-route-forum-in-china-will-gather-28-world-leaders Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The first Forum of the Belt and Route to be held here next month, will have the presence of heads of State or Government of 28 countries, announced the Foreign Minister, Wang Yi. World Bank Foresees Lat Am Economic Recovery in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11872&SEO=world-bank-foresees-lat-am-economic-recovery-in-2017 Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.5 percent in 2017, and 2.5 percent in 2018, putting an end to more than 5 years of economic stagnation, the World Bank has forecasted. Italian and Cuban Surgeons to Debate on New Health Technologies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11871&SEO=italian-and-cuban-surgeons-to-debate-on-new-health-technologies Havana, April 19 (Prensa Latina) As part of the 9th Congress of Cuba-Italy Surgery, specialists from both nations will have the possibility to debate on the new health technologies in this sector, the organizers said. European Stocks Drop for Snap Elections in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11870&SEO=european-stocks-drop-for-snap-elections-in-uk London, April 18 (Prensa Latina) European stocks closed lower today due to the call for a snap general elections in the United Kingdom on June 8. Olorum 2017 Festival in Camagüey, Celebration of Cuban Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11869&SEO=olorum-2017-festival-in-camaguey-celebration-of-cuban-folklore Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Prestigious dance groups will be promoting the Olorum 2017 Festival from April 19 to 23, to be held in this city with more than half a millennium of history. Italian Police Arrest 30 Mobsters in Naples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11868&SEO=italian-police-arrest-30-mobsters-in-naples Rome, April 18 (Prensa Latina) Italian police officers today arrested 30 mobsters in the city of Naples, in connection with one of the Neapolitan mafia clans operating in that area. Chilean Artist Patricio Moreno Exhibits His Art in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11867&SEO=chilean-artist-patricio-moreno-exhibits-his-art-in-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Center of Hispanic American Culture has currently put together more than twenty pieces for the exhibition Migraciones Forzadas (Forced Migrations), by Chilean artist Patricio Moreno. Cuban Foreign Minister Meets Leader of Spanish Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11866&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-meets-leader-of-spanish-parties Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez met today representatives of different Spanish political parties, as a coda to his two-day official visit to this European country. UN Calls for Commitment to Sustainable Financing for Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11865&SEO=un-calls-for-commitment-to-sustainable-financing-for-development United Nations, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) UN General Assembly President Peter urged to guarantee the necessary funding for the implementation of 17 objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Russian Parliament Proposes Citizenship Withdrawal for Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11864&SEO=russian-parliament-proposes-citizenship-withdrawal-for-terrorists Moscow, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The leaders of the four factions of Russia''s State Duma (lower chamber) presented today a bill to eliminate the decision of granting the Russian citizenship to people tried for terrorism. Syrian Army Command Rescues Soldiers Kidnapped by Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11863&SEO=syrian-army-command-rescues-soldiers-kidnapped-by-terrorists Damascus, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Commands of the Syrian Army reportedly rescued 34 soldiers who were in the hands of formerly called Al Nusra Front in the neighbourhood of Qaboun, 6 kilometers east of Damascus. Ecuador: Importance of Vote Recount Praised http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11862&SEO=ecuador-importance-of-vote-recount-praised Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Recounting more than a million votes at the General Rumiñahui Colisseum Tuesday seeks to guarantee people''s respect, said the president of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (NEC), Juan Pablo Pozo. Serbian FM Rebuffs Plans to Create Greater Albania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11861&SEO=serbian-fm-rebuffs-plans-to-create-greater-albania Belgrade, April 18 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, has today rebuffed plans to create the so-called Greater Albania and wondered whether the silence of Western governments was a kind of approval. Turkey, CELAC Quartet to Discuss State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11860&SEO=turkey-celac-quartet-to-discuss-state-of-relations Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reported today on the 4th meeting between Turkey and the quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which will take place here to assess the state of relations. Nigeria: Army Operation Frees 1,600 From Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11859&SEO=nigeria-army-operation-frees-1600-from-boko-haram Abuja,Apr 18 (Prensa Latina)The Nigerian army has freed over 1,600 persons from Boko Haram hideouts in the northeast region, killing at least 21 militants in the operation, the military announced. Underwater Landscape Unveiled in Céspedes Park, Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11858&SEO=underwater-landscape-unveiled-in-cespedes-park-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The sunken treasures of the bay Santiago de Cuba, are now visible through the photographic exhibition An Immersion in History, with pieces from the archaeological underwater park Naval Battle of Santiago de Cuba 1898. In the central park Céspedes, heart of the city, are exhibited those impressive images captured mainly by photographers Vicente González Díaz and Vicente González Portuondo in the depths of the coast of Santiago. Cuban Rums Explore Vitenamese Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11857&SEO=cuban-rums-explore-vitenamese-markets Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Tradition, history and culture, are some of the credentials by the products exhibited by Cuban company Cuba Ron S.A., to try to get access to the Vietnamese market, said Cuban specialist Ilia Maria Cardoso. Classical Musicians to Play in Upcoming Cuban Concert Series http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11856&SEO=classical-musicians-to-play-in-upcoming-cuban-concert-series Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Virtuous instrumentalists from a dozen countries will promote classical music in historic spaces of this capital through a series of concerts with a select international and Cuban repertoire. 56th Anniversary of the Playa Girón Victory Celebrated in Seychelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11855&SEO=56th-anniversary-of-the-playa-giron-victory-celebrated-in-seychelles Victoria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles personalities, as well as Cuban collaborators and residents celebrated in this capital the 56th anniversary of the Playa Girón Victory, the acid test of the rising socialist revolution in Cuba. Rohan Dennis Wins Tour of the Alps Stage 2 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11854&SEO=rohan-dennis-wins-tour-of-the-alps-stage-2 Innervillgraten, Austria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Rohan Dennis (BMC) claimed victory with 3 hours 20 minutes 12 seconds on the snow-shortened second stage of the Tour of the Alps in Innervillgraten, while Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) divested Michele Scarponi (Astana) of the race leader''s fuchsia jersey. Russia Unveils New Arctic Military Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11853&SEO=russia-unveils-new-arctic-military-base Moscow, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry has unveiled the country''s newly opened military base in the Arctic whose main objectives are protecting the country''s natural resources and defending it from war intruders. Regional Strategy to Fight Violence and Extremism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11851&SEO=regional-strategy-to-fight-violence-and-extremism Manama, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Arab countries of the Persian Gulf will start tomorrow here to discuss the adoption of a joint strategy to promote moderation and combat violence and extremism, official sources of Bahrain announced today. Victoria,Albert Museum Set for Blockbuster Pink Floyd Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11852&SEO=victoriaalbert-museum-set-for-blockbuster-pink-floyd-exhibition London, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Vicotria and Albert Museum Cuban and US Experts to Exchange on Multiple Sclerosis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11850&SEO=cuban-and-us-experts-to-exchange-on-multiple-sclerosis Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States will discuss here on multiple sclerosis and the possibilities of stem cell treatment during a scientific clinical exchange on May 4 and 5. Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown Now World's Oldest Human http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11849&SEO=jamaican-violet-mosse-brown-now-worlds-oldest-human Kingston, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The 10 oldest persons in the planet are all women, with Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown being the world''s oldest human since yesterday after the passing of Italian Emma Morano, who was born on November 29, 1899. Cuban Medical Brigade Work Continues Despite Conflicts in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11847&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-work-continues-despite-conflicts-in-peru Piura, Peru, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade continued its humanitarian work in this region of northern Peru, despite a protest of residents sheltered in tents where thousands of families live. U.S. Marines Arrive in Australia as Part of Rotation Training Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11848&SEO=u.s.-marines-arrive-in-australia-as-part-of-rotation-training-program Washington,Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,250 U. S. Marines today arrived in Darwin as part of a rotation of forces to be stationed in northern Australia. Nanoparticles Reprogram Immune Cells to Fight Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11846&SEO=nanoparticles-reprogram-immune-cells-to-fight-cancer Washington Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed biodegradable nanoparticles that can be used to genetically program immune cells to recognize and destroy cancer cellsâ€''while the immune cells are still inside the body. Congolese Prime Minister Praises Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11845&SEO=congolese-prime-minister-praises-relations-with-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, Clement Mouamba, regarded the relations between Congo and Cuba as ''indissoluble'', during the homage to deceased Congolese president Marien Ngouabi, celebrates at the African National Heroes Park in Havana. Cuba Shows Scientific Progress at Int'l Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11844&SEO=cuba-shows-scientific-progress-at-intl-meeting Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is showing its scientific progress of the last decades during the second and last day of the Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Impeachment of Dilma Must Be Annulled, Brazilian Professor Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11843&SEO=impeachment-of-dilma-must-be-annulled-brazilian-professor-says Brasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The express recognition by Michel Temer that the coup against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff was a consequence of the fact that she did not give in to the blackmail of former Congressman Eduardo Cunha does not leave today another alternative to the Supreme Court that to annul the impeachment. Polish Pianist Jakub Kitowski to Debut in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11841&SEO=polish-pianist-jakub-kitowski-to-debut-in-havana Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Gonzalo Roig Room in the Palace of the National Lyrics Theater of Cuba, will receive this Saturday, April 22nd, the début performance in Cuban stages of young Polish pianist Jakub Kitowski, it was revealed today by this artistic institution. Ecuador's Electoral Dispute Tribunal Rejects Opposition Appeal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11840&SEO=ecuadors-electoral-dispute-tribunal-rejects-opposition-appeal Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Electoral Dispute Tribunal in Ecuador has rejected the appeal by the opposition CREO-SUMA, which has persisted in ignoring the results of recounting votes during the presidential elections'' runoff. Iran and EC Sign Cooperation Agreement in Nuclear Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11838&SEO=iran-and-ec-sign-cooperation-agreement-in-nuclear-security Brussels, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran and the European Community (EC) signed their first joint agreement for cooperation in nuclear security, reported the EC Executive Tuesday. Colombia: Tragedy in Mocoa Could Had Been Avoided by Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11837&SEO=colombia-tragedy-in-mocoa-could-had-been-avoided-by-authorities Bogota, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Without waiting for the results of the investigation on the avalanche in Mocoa, criticism in Colombia continues today for the lack of foresight by the authorities to avoid the tragedy experienced in the southern municipality where 321 people died. Terrorist Threat Shakes Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11836&SEO=terrorist-threat-shakes-elections-in-france Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for the presidential elections in France was shaken today with the arrest of two men planning an imminent terror attack, which confirms the existence of a high terrorist threat. Israeli Cancels Family Visits to Palestinian Prisoners on Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11835&SEO=israeli-cancels-family-visits-to-palestinian-prisoners-on-strike Tel Aviv, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Israeli authorities have canceled family visits to the approximately 1,500 Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike in protest of their prison conditions in Israel jails since yesterday. South Africa's Finance Minister to Attend IMF Meeting in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11834&SEO=south-africas-finance-minister-to-attend-imf-meeting-in-u.s. Pretoria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is heading the South African delegation to the forthcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Spring Meetings in the U.S. Iran: Archaeologists Unearth 2,000 Year Old City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11833&SEO=iran-archaeologists-unearth-2000-year-old-city Tehran, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iranian archaeologists have reportedly discovered the remains of an ancient underground city, close to the town of Samen, Hamadan province, some 400 kms from the capital, Tehran. U.S., U.K. Had Previous Knowledge about Holocaust; Said, Did Nothing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11831&SEO=u.s.-u.k.-had-previous-knowledge-about-holocaust-said-did-nothing Moscow, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) In early 1940''s Western Allies were fully cognizant of the scale of the Nazi Holocaust two and a half years earlier than they officially admitted, according to prior classified U.N. documents, Sputnik News reports. Congo, the 6th Oil-Producing Country of Africa, without Fuels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11830&SEO=congo-the-6th-oil-producing-country-of-africa-without-fuels Brazzaville, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Congo, the sixth oil-producing country in Africa, has been for three weeks now with fuel shortages and the stabilization of the situation seems to remain for some more weeks. British Government Announces Anticipated Elections on June 8 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11829&SEO=british-government-announces-anticipated-elections-on-june-8 London, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced today the summons to anticipated elections for June 8, with the aim to widen the support to her Brexit, exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). Syrian Army Free New Areas of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11828&SEO=syrian-army-free-new-areas-of-terrorists Damascus, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) In sweeping operations on Independence Day, Syrian Army units targeted terrorists from ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra, and other terror groups affiliated to them in several areas across the country, inflicting heavy losses on them and freeing areas. Nobel Laureates Alert Risk of Eventual Paris Withdrawal from EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11827&SEO=nobel-laureates-alert-risk-of-eventual-paris-withdrawal-from-eu Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Twenty-five Nobel Economy laureates warned today about dangers of an eventual French withdrawal from the European Union (EU), option defended by several candidates to the upcoming presidential elections. New Actions for Greater Economic Ties Vietnam-Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11826&SEO=new-actions-for-greater-economic-ties-vietnam-cuba Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba agreed here today on actions focused on the exchange of information on business and trade opportunities, and greater knowledge of the respective business communities to increase economic relations. Turkey Calls for Integration Meeting with Central American Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11825&SEO=turkey-calls-for-integration-meeting-with-central-american-countries Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has convened the second forum of the Turkey-Central American Integration System (SICA), to be held in this city, according to state-run broadcasting TRT. CNE Recounts 11.2 % of Ballotage Votes in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11824&SEO=cne-recounts-11.2-of-ballotage-votes-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) will now recount 11.2 percent of the votes cast in the second round of elections held in this South American country on April 2. Evo Morales Maintains Leadership, Survey Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11823&SEO=evo-morales-maintains-leadership-survey-says La Paz, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than one decade after his inauguration, Bolivian President Evo Morales has maintained his leadership, with 49 percent approval against 33 from opposition sectors, a survey shows. Trump Congratulates President Erdogan on Turkish Referendum Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11822&SEO=trump-congratulates-president-erdogan-on-turkish-referendum-victory Ankara, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reported today on the telephone conversation between him and his US counterpart Donald Trump on the occasion of the victory in the referendum held in the country. Venezuelan Labor Leader Rules Out National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11821&SEO=venezuelan-labor-leader-rules-out-national-strike Caracas, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan right has no strength in the workers'' sector to call for a national strike, said today Wills Rangel, president of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers'' Union (CBST). Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes Official Visit to Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11820&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-concludes-official-visit-to-spain Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, is concluding today a two-day official visit to Spain, the first a foreign minister from the island has carried out for almost one decade. India Prioritizes Armed Forces' Modernization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11819&SEO=india-prioritizes-armed-forces-modernization New Delhi, April 18 (PL) Armed Forces'' modernization is today the top most priority for the Narendra Modi government, said Defense Minister Arun Jaitley. Indian Soldier Killed by Pakistani Troops' Gunfire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11818&SEO=indian-soldier-killed-by-pakistani-troops-gunfire New Delhi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) An Indian soldier was shot dead by Pakistani soldiers deployed on the LoC, the de facto border in disputed Kashmir region, today reported the police. French Association will Celebrate Mayday in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11817&SEO=french-association-will-celebrate-mayday-in-cuba Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) French Association Cuba Linda will travel in the next few days to Havana to join the celebrations on the International Workers'' Day on May 1, informed the entity''s directive. According to a communiqué sent to Prensa Latina, the delegation will be formed by one hundred persons who will develop an intense program titled ''Following the Tracks of the Revolution''. Brazil Records Alarming Increase of Diabetes Cases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11816&SEO=brazil-records-alarming-increase-of-diabetes-cases Brasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Brazil recorded an alarming increase in the number of patients diagnosed with diabetes in the last 10 years, which now represent almost nine percent of the total Brazilian population, the Public Health Ministry reported. Saudi Energy Minister Praises OPEC Oil Price Boost http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11815&SEO=saudi-energy-minister-praises-opec-oil-price-boost Riyadh, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The Saudi Energy Minister, Khalid al-Falih, has estimated that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreement to boost oil prices has a high-level of implementation, but unfortunately it is still too early to talk about an extension of such an agreement. Nearly Half Million Iraqis Flee Mosul Fighting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11813&SEO=nearly-half-million-iraqis-flee-mosul-fighting United Nations, April 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly half a million people have fled Mosul, Iraq, in the past few months as a result of fighting between the Iraqi army and Islamic State (IS), the UN reported. Russia Condemns Terrorist Attack on Refugees in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11814&SEO=russia-condemns-terrorist-attack-on-refugees-in-syria Moscow, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the recent bomb attack on a Syrian refuge-crowded bus convoy in the province of Idlib, killing about 130 people and injuring hundreds. President Maduro Calls to Defend Peace and Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11812&SEO=president-maduro-calls-to-defend-peace-and-democracy 17 de abril de 2017, 18:54Caracas, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro assured Monday that Venezuela is living a time of revolution and loyalty, and called for the maintenance of peace and democracy in the nation, in a tribute to the Bolivarian National Militias. Unemployment among Mexicans with Good Education Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11811&SEO=unemployment-among-mexicans-with-good-education-increases 17 de abril de 2017, 18:11Mexico, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The unemployment rate is higher among Mexicans with higher educational level, according to a report issued by the firm Manpower. Costa Rican Turrialba Volcano Erupts up to 500 Meters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11810&SEO=costa-rican-turrialba-volcano-erupts-up-to-500-meters 17 de abril de 2017, 17:24San Jose, April 17 (Prensa Latina) Turrialba volcano has recorded an eruption, in which an ash and vapor column spewed forth nearly 500 meters (1,640 feet) above the crater, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI). Chile will Build International Antarctic Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11809&SEO=chile-will-build-international-antarctic-center 17 de abril de 2017, 17:10Santiago de Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Chile will build the International Antarctic Center in the southern city of Punta Arenas, meant to become the entering point to the white continent for the world. Russian Security Captures Plotter of St. Petersburg's Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11808&SEO=russian-security-captures-plotter-of-st.-petersburgs-attack 17 de abril de 2017, 15:45Moscow, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB initials in Russian) captured a man named Abrav Azimov Monday, accused of preparing a suicide terrorist called Akbarzhon Dzhalilev, who had himself blow up at the subway of Saint Petersburg, killing 14 people. Cuban FM Invites King of Spain to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11807&SEO=cuban-fm-invites-king-of-spain-to-visit-cuba 17 de abril de 2017, 15:07Madrid, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla invited King Felipe 6th of Spain to visit Cuba, a gesture framed in the will of the island''s government to keep on building relations with Spain. Cuban First Vice President Receives Congolese Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11805&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-receives-congolese-prime-minister 17 de abril de 2017, 14:13Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel held official talks with Congolese Prime Minister Clement Mouamba, who is on an official visit to Cuba. Philippines- Death Toll From Cebu Floods Rises to Ten http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11804&SEO=philippines-death-toll-from-cebu-floods-rises-to-ten Manila, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the flash floods in the province of Cebu in Philippines has risen to ten and many are injured today. Heart Diseases, Main Cause of Mortality in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11802&SEO=heart-diseases-main-cause-of-mortality-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Heart diseases lead the list of Cuba''s top 10 causes of death, according to statistics from the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) published today. Biography of Ballerina Viengsay Valdés to Be Presented in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11801&SEO=biography-of-ballerina-viengsay-valdes-to-be-presented-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Dance specialists will present a book on the life and career of the first dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), Viengsay Valdés, Casa del ALBA Cultural (a cultural institution to promote Latin American works) announced today. Monte-Carlo Masters 1000, First Round Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11800&SEO=monte-carlo-masters-1000-first-round-results Montecarlo,Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas and Argentinian Diego Schwartzman advance to thje second round at the Masters 1000 in Montecarlo after wining over Serbian Viktor Troicki and Australian Bernard Tomic. Cuban Girl, First Latin Performer at Song Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11799&SEO=cuban-girl-first-latin-performer-at-song-festival Minsk,Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban girl, Erik Hernandez, will be the first Latin representative to attend in July the Pop Song Contest of the International Arts Festival ''Slaviasnki Bazar'', in Vitebsk city, it was reported today. Over 6,000 Flood Victims in Peru Seen by Cuban Doctors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11798&SEO=over-6000-flood-victims-in-peru-seen-by-cuban-doctors Piura, Peru, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 6,000 people affected by floods in this region of northern Peru have been attended by the Cuban medical brigade, reported today the head of the solidarity group, Rolando Piloto. International Council for Science Meets in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11797&SEO=international-council-for-science-meets-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU), is beginning here today with specialized debates focused on sustainable development. Number of Mexicans Crossing U.S. Border Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11796&SEO=number-of-mexicans-crossing-u.s.-border-decreases Mexico, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The boycott by Mexicans on U.S. businesses along the border has reportedly caused a fall in the number of Mexicans crossing the border. South Korea Announces Early Deployment of THAAD Anti-missile System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11795&SEO=south-korea-announces-early-deployment-of-thaad-anti-missile-system Seoul, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) South Korean PM, Hwang Kyo-ahn announced today the early deployment of the US anti-missile system THAAD on national territory following recent military maneuvers by the DPRK. International Observers Refute Referendum in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11794&SEO=international-observers-refute-referendum-in-turkey Ankara, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The mission of the Council of Europe''s international observers, which is aimed at the constitutional reform plebiscite in Turkey, criticized today the electoral process that will take place under conditions of inequality for the options faced. Communist Party of Chile Gain Growing Support http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11793&SEO=communist-party-of-chile-gain-growing-support Santiago, Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party (PC) of Chile has celebrated the growing national support obtained in the re-registration campaign, in which it collected more than 67,000 signatures. A Journey to the End of the World: Magellan and the Chilean Antarctic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11792&SEO=a-journey-to-the-end-of-the-world-magellan-and-the-chilean-antarctic 17 de abril de 2017, 11:38Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Soon, a group of scientists and journalists will travel to the Magellan region and the Chilean Antarctica, which is the end of the world without any type of doubt. Syria Celebrates the 71 Anniversary of its Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11791&SEO=syria-celebrates-the-71-anniversary-of-its-independence 17 de abril de 2017, 11:28Damascus, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian people showed that they are capable of winning the battle to protect their sovereignty with ''all strength and fervor,'' stated today a statement from the Baathist Socialist Arab Party on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the independence from the French colonialism. Cuba Begins Second Stage of Polio Vaccinations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11790&SEO=cuba-begins-second-stage-of-polio-vaccinations Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The 56th National Anti-Polio Vaccination Campaign began its second stage today in this capital, to immunize 363,778 children from one month to one year,and 11 months and 29 days. Mexico: Graves, Violence Hit Guerrero State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11789&SEO=mexico-graves-violence-hit-guerrero-state 17 de abril de 2017, 11:12Mexico, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Guerrero state is among the territories with higher number of corpses found in clandestine graves and with high incidence of violence, experts from Mexico Attorney General''s office revealed today. Vietnam, Cuba Increase Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11788&SEO=vietnam-cuba-increase-economic-ties 17 de abril de 2017, 11:07Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba are exploring today some ways to broaden their economic relations as part of a visit here by a delegation from the Chamber of Commerce of the Caribbean country. Decisive Stage of Election Campaign in France Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11785&SEO=decisive-stage-of-election-campaign-in-france-begins Paris, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for the coming elections in France is now in its final and decisive stage, in the last week before the first round in which a total of 11 candidates will compete. More Arrests of Undocumented without Criminal Records in US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11784&SEO=more-arrests-of-undocumented-without-criminal-records-in-us Washington, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The administration of US President Donald Trump shows more immigrant detention figures than last year, with a notable increase in the number of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record. China Evokes Gabriel García Márquez and his Magical Realism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11782&SEO=china-evokes-gabriel-garcia-marquez-and-his-magical-realism By Damy ValesBeijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Various activities are taking place today in this vast nation with millions of followers of the writer, journalist and one of the great masters of universal literature, the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, on the third anniversary of his death. Cuba Remembers Bay of Pigs Invasion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11781&SEO=cuba-remembers-bay-of-pigs-invasion Havana, April 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is remembering today the beginning of the mercenary invasion in Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs), an event that marked the new Cuban Socialist Revolution, 56 years ago. Chinese Economy grew 6.9 percent in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11780&SEO=chinese-economy-grew-6.9-percent-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese economy registered 6.9 percent in interanual growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter this year, a higher evolution rate than expected, says today the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). India Will Keep Growing Strong, says World Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11779&SEO=india-will-keep-growing-strong-says-world-bank New Delhi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Despite turbulences of international markets, Indian economy will grow 7.2 percent this year absd 7.7 percent the next, predicted the World Bank in a report published here today. Syria Calls on UN to Condemn Attack on Evacuated Persons in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11778&SEO=syria-calls-on-un-to-condemn-attack-on-evacuated-persons-in-aleppo Damascus, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates called on the United Nations to condemn the attack that left a toll of more than 120 dead and 200 wounded persons, including 68 children, in the vicinity of Aleppo, press media published today in Damascus. Russia Expects US to Avoid Unilateral Actions against Pyongyang http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11777&SEO=russia-expects-us-to-avoid-unilateral-actions-against-pyongyang Moscow, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) We expect more wisdom from the United States to avoid unilateral actions against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov said today. Cuban Foreign Minister Starts Official Visit to Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11776&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-starts-official-visit-to-spain Madrid, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has begun a two-day official visit to Spain today in response to an invitation from the authorities of this European country. Angola Promotes Sustainable Use of Second Largest Basin Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11775&SEO=angola-promotes-sustainable-use-of-second-largest-basin-worldwide Luanda, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Congo basin, the second largest in the world behind the Amazon, now has enormous potential for sustainable use in terms of development and the elimination of poverty. Broad International Participation in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11773&SEO=broad-international-participation-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) About 500 companies from 23 countries and territories will participate here in Vietnam''s Trade Fair from next Wednesday to expand or start business links with the host nation and others. Cuba, Iberostar's Main Destination in Latin American http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11772&SEO=cuba-iberostars-main-destination-in-latin-american Varadero, Cuba, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has become the first choice for operation in Latin America of the Spanish hotel group Iberostar, the chain''s representative on island, Mateo Cardentei, said during the opening of a new stablishment in the western resort of Varadero. First Voting Results Give a YES Victory in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11771&SEO=first-voting-results-give-a-yes-victory-in-turkey Ankara, April 16 (Prensa Latina) The first voting results by the Turkish Higher Electoral Council (YSK) have pointed to a YES voting victory in a constitutional reform referendum carried out today in Turkey. Cuba Celebrates Declaration of Socialism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11770&SEO=cuba-celebrates-declaration-of-socialism Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of youth organizations along with Cuban veterans celebrated Sunday the 56th anniversary of the proclamation of the socialist character of the Revolution in April 1961. Iran Labels Illegal Use of US Super-bomb in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11769&SEO=iran-labels-illegal-use-of-us-super-bomb-in-afghanistan Tehran, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, today considered illegal the launching by Washington of its most lethal non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan, an action that he assured would not improve U.S. National security. Syrian Army Crushes Terrorist Grouping in Daraa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11768&SEO=syrian-army-crushes-terrorist-grouping-in-daraa Damascus, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Armed Forces reportedly attacked Sunday positions of the Jabhat Fatah al Sham terrorist organization, formerly known as the Nusra Front, in the city of Daraa, killing 10 militants. Venezuela Will Always Fight for Peace, says Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11767&SEO=venezuela-will-always-fight-for-peace-says-vice-president Caracas, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan former Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel said today that the people will always be striving for maintaining peace to guarantee Venezuela´s economic and social development foundations established by the Bolivarian Revolution. Two Reportedly Dead in Turkey Sunday Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11766&SEO=two-reportedly-dead-in-turkey-sunday-referendum 16 de abril de 2017, 11:35Ankara, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Two people have died in a fight outside a polling station in Diyarbakir during Turkey''s historic constitutional referendum on whether to give sweeping new powers to their president by changing from a Parliament political system to a presidential republic. Ecuador Re-emerges from Rubble One Year after the Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11765&SEO=ecuador-re-emerges-from-rubble-one-year-after-the-earthquake 16 de abril de 2017, 11:17Quito, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador commemorates today a year of the earthquake that devastated its coastal region, becoming a world symbol of recovery of nation that has re-emerged from the rubble under the leadership of a government whose priority is the human being. Cuban Men´s Beach Volleyball Team Wins Tittle in Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11764&SEO=cuban-mens-beach-volleyball-team-wins-tittle-in-malaysia Langkawi, Malaysia, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban men''s beach volleyball pair Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez won today the title at the Men''s Beach Volleyball Open, held in Langkawi, Mayaysia. Syrian Christians Stress Unity to Fight Back Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11763&SEO=syrian-christians-stress-unity-to-fight-back-terrorism 16 de abril de 2017, 11:08Damascus, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Christian denominations in Syria have celebrated Easter Sunday with prayers and masses in churches and places of worship, in which they called for unity to confront terrorism and achieve peace. Colombia Grenade Blast Injures 32 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11762&SEO=colombia-grenade-blast-injures-32 16 de abril de 2017, 10:55Bogota, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) When Colombia in striving for peace, the explosion of a grenade on Sunday at an establishment in the Colombian municipality of San Pedro, Valle del Cauca, injured 32 people, four of them seriously, the police reported. Indian Airports under High Alert after Hijack Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11761&SEO=indian-airports-under-high-alert-after-hijack-threat New Delhi, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Airports in major Indian cities, Mumbai, Hyderabab and Chennai are under high security alert after agencies were informed about a possible hijack attempt of an aircraft from these facilities. War Between Drug Cartels Leaves 10 Dead in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11760&SEO=war-between-drug-cartels-leaves-10-dead-in-mexico 16 de abril de 2017, 10:40Mexico, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Ten members of Sinaloa drug cartel, including their leader and the second-in-command, were gunned down by other gang members, the Chihuahua Attorney General´s Office reported Sunday. Foreign Rescuers Search for Missing in Mocoa, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11759&SEO=foreign-rescuers-search-for-missing-in-mocoa-colombia 16 de abril de 2017, 10:27Bogota, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan and Ecuadorian rescue teams are helping to search for missing persons in the Colombian municipality of Mocoa, devastated by the mudslides of Apr 1, Caracol Radio confirmed today. Bolivia Raises Minimum Wage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11758&SEO=bolivia-raises-minimum-wage La Paz, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian minimum wage has increased 310% since President Evo Morales took office in 2006, with an annually continuous increase in the interest of workers, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance website. Lebanon Raised Churches Security During Easter Sunday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11757&SEO=lebanon-raised-churches-security-during-easter-sunday Beirut, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Churches and other places of Christian worship have been today the most watched over ghhgin Lebanon with a large deployment of military and security forces that, according to the government, will prevent attacks like the recent ones in Egypt. Western Coalition Is Urged to Fight IE alongside Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11756&SEO=western-coalition-is-urged-to-fight-ie-alongside-russia Moscow, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian Senator Frants Klintsevich has called today the US-led Western coalition to join Moscow in a real struggle in Syria against the Islamic State (ISIS). Pope Francis Calls for Divine Support for Good Seekers in Lat Am http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11755&SEO=pope-francis-calls-for-divine-support-for-good-seekers-in-lat-am Rome, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has called today on the divine power to support those striving to guarantee the common good in Latin America, sometimes marked by political and social tensions that, in some cases, lead to violence, he said. France Mobilizes 50,000 Police for Security during Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11754&SEO=france-mobilizes-50000-police-for-security-during-elections Paris, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) More than 50,000 police officers and gendarmes will be deployed to ensure security in the upcoming elections in France, Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said in an interview published today. Cuban Doctors in Ecuador Highlight Legacy of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11753&SEO=cuban-doctors-in-ecuador-highlight-legacy-of-fidel-castro Quito, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Medical Brigade in Ecuador close today the First National Symposium on the Validity of Fidel Castro''s Thinking. Death Toll in Bomb Attack on Syria Bus Convoy Rises to 112 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11752&SEO=death-toll-in-bomb-attack-on-syria-bus-convoy-rises-to-112 Damascus, April 16 (Prensa Latina) At least 112 people died as a result of a suicide attack on a caravan transporting evacuated people from the besieged towns of al-Fuoaa and Kefraya to Aleppo, as reported by some media sources in Damascus. UN Condemns Attack against Refugee Caravan in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11751&SEO=un-condemns-attack-against-refugee-caravan-in-syria United Nations, April 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned today a terrorist attack in Syria against a convoy of buses evacuating 5,000 civilians and armed opponents who decided to leave their terrorist-besieged towns. The car-bomb left over 110 dead. Sri Lankan Prime Minister to Visit Vietnam to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11749&SEO=sri-lankan-prime-minister-to-visit-vietnam-to-strengthen-ties Hanoi, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will start an official visit to Vietnam on Monday to strengthen cooperation in several sectors, including trade and investment, it was reported here. Cuba to Host Int'l Forum on Financial Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11748&SEO=cuba-to-host-intl-forum-on-financial-affairs Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC) is organizing a forum on financial affairs, to be attended by about 400 experts from several countries, the organizing committee confirmed. Spanish President to Visit Brazil and Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11747&SEO=spanish-president-to-visit-brazil-and-uruguay Madrid, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, will kick off an official visit to Brazil and Uruguay next week, his first tour of Latin America after being reelected in October 2016. Congolese Ambassador Highlights Fidel Castro's Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11746&SEO=congolese-ambassador-highlights-fidel-castros-heritage 15 de abril de 2017, 14:59Santiago de Cuba, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The ambassador of the Republic of Congo, Pascal Onguembi, highlighted here the altruist and solidarity heritage of Fidel Castro, whom he described as the more humane of all men and women he has known. Berlin Christmas Market Attacker Received Orders from ISIS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11745&SEO=berlin-christmas-market-attacker-received-orders-from-isis 15 de abril de 2017, 12:40Berlin, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The attack on a Christmas market in December 2016 in this capital was carried out by an individual who received direct orders from the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS), the weekly newspaper Der Spiegel reported today. Septeto Santiaguero's Performance in New York Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11744&SEO=septeto-santiagueros-performance-in-new-york-highlighted 15 de abril de 2017, 12:34Los Angeles, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Lehman Center for the Performing Arts of New York highlighted the performance by the Cuban renowned musical group Septeto Santiaguero, along with the Dominican singer Jose Alberto, El Canario. Russian, Chinese Foreign Ministers Discuss Syria, Korean Peninsula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11743&SEO=russian-chinese-foreign-ministers-discuss-syria-korean-peninsula 15 de abril de 2017, 11:54Beijing, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, had a telephone conversation about their nations'' bilateral ties and the situation in Syria and the Korean Peninsula, local media reported today. Venezuela: Perpetrators of Vandalism in State of Miranda Arrested http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11742&SEO=venezuela-perpetrators-of-vandalism-in-state-of-miranda-arrested 15 de abril de 2017, 11:50Caracas, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of the municipality of Guaicaipuro, Francisco Garces, informed today that three dozen people had been arrested for their participation in vandalistic acts this week in Los Teques, the capital of the Venezuelan state of Miranda. Possible Hackers' Attacks Make International Headlines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11741&SEO=possible-hackers-attacks-make-international-headlines London, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Possible hackers'' attacks were reported in the week ending today in relation to the British referendum to leave the European Union (Brexit) and the possible interference by a United States agency in international banking information. Ecuadorean National Electoral Council Prepares Vote Recounting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11740&SEO=ecuadorean-national-electoral-council-prepares-vote-recounting 15 de abril de 2017, 11:29Quito, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador is preparing all details to start recounting votes on Tuesday, when authorities will review 3,865 protocols from the second round of presidential elections. Russia, Syria and the Fears of the West http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11739&SEO=russia-syria-and-the-fears-of-the-west 15 de abril de 2017, 11:26Moscow, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) As more clarity is demanded in the investigation into what happened in the Syrian province of Idlib, the West gets more nervous, above all, after the discussions here at a meeting among the foreign ministers from Syria, Iran and Russia. India Calls Off Maritime Talks with Pakistan amid Tension http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11737&SEO=india-calls-off-maritime-talks-with-pakistan-amid-tension New Delhi, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) India has reportedly canceled the talks with Pakistan on maritime security, scheduled for next week, amid tension over Islamabad''s decision to convict a suspected spy in the country. Mexican Authorities Investigate Journalist's Assassination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11736&SEO=mexican-authorities-investigate-journalists-assassination Mexico, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General''s Office and the Special Attorney''s Office on Crimes against the Freedom of Speech are investigating the assassination of journalist Maximino Rodriguez in Baja California Sur on Friday. Cuba: National Ballet Celebrates 180 Years of Great Theater of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11735&SEO=cuba-national-ballet-celebrates-180-years-of-great-theater-of-havana Havana, 15 Apr (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) begins today the celebration of the 180th anniversary of the Alicia Alonso Great Theater of Havana, with a program of local and foreign choreographies. Rapporteur's Visit Shows Cuba's Zero Tolerance of Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11734&SEO=rapporteurs-visit-shows-cubas-zero-tolerance-of-human-trafficking Havana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The recent official visit by United Nations Rapporteur María Grazia Giammarinaro, showed Cuba''s political will to fight human trafficking and its commitment to protecting the victims. Authorities Recue 62 Immigrants off Spain's Shores http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11733&SEO=authorities-recue-62-immigrants-off-spains-shores Madrid, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Spanish authorities today rescued 62 African immigrants on board of a makeshift boat two miles southwest of the city of Cadiz, Andalusia. China Supports Palestine's Just Cause http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11732&SEO=china-supports-palestines-just-cause Beijing, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao repeated his country''s support for the Palestinian people''s just cause so that they can reestablish their legitimate rights and national interests, the government said today. Vietnam Congratulates Lenin Moreno for Election Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11731&SEO=vietnam-congratulates-lenin-moreno-for-election-victory Hanoi, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam congratulated Lenin Moreno for his recent victory in Ecuador''s presidential elections, in which he won 51.46 percent of votes, it was reported here today. Bomb Launched at Public Building in Serbian City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11730&SEO=bomb-launched-at-public-building-in-serbian-city Belgrade, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Serbian police are investigating the explosion of a bomb launched at dawn today by unidentified individuals at the headquarters of the Municipal Assembly (Town Hall) in the city of Zrenjanin, 70 kilometers north of this capital. Russia Rejects USA Manipulations to Justify Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11727&SEO=russia-rejects-usa-manipulations-to-justify-attack-on-syria Moscow, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) rejected today US intelligence manipulation to justify attacks on sovereign countries such as the recent attack on Syria''s air base Al Shairat, in Homs. Bank of Japan to Offer Brighter View of Economy, Exports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11726&SEO=bank-of-japan-to-offer-brighter-view-of-economy-exports Tokyo,Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a more upbeat view of the economy at this month''s rate review than it did last month, as robust exports and factory output support recovery in the world''s third-largest economy. US Arrests Fugitive on Charges of Writing Anti-Trump Text http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11724&SEO=us-arrests-fugitive-on-charges-of-writing-anti-trump-text Washington, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) US authorities arrested fugitive Joseph Jakubowski, who was the target of a national persecution since April 4 on charges of armed robbery and writing a manifesto against President Donald Trump. Ultrasound Scan in Intensive Medicine, a New Cuban Experience http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11723&SEO=ultrasound-scan-in-intensive-medicine-a-new-cuban-experience Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban experience in the application of ultrasound scan in intensive medicine is considered as one of most interesting issues debated at the International Congress URGRAV-2017, held in Havana. Angola Prepares Gold Market Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11722&SEO=angola-prepares-gold-market-regulations Luanda, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Angolan authorities are preparing the regulation of the gold market to stop illegal sales, which last year reached three tons of the metal. Russia Confirms Attendance to Silk Route Forum in Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11721&SEO=russia-confirms-attendance-to-silk-route-forum-in-beijing Beijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that he will attend the First International Cooperation Forum on the Silk Road to be held in the capital next month, announced the government here Friday. Belarus Values 25-Year of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11720&SEO=belarus-values-25-year-of-diplomatic-relations-with-cuba Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Belarus celebrate today their 25-year diplomatic relations. The bilateral ties have taken deep roots and gone beyond the April 1992´s historic protocol signing. Oman, Kuwait Sign Agreement for Refining Crude Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11719&SEO=oman-kuwait-sign-agreement-for-refining-crude-oil Muscat, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Business circles in Oman highlighted the recent signing of a cooperation agreement with Kuwait to develop a refinery and petrochemical complex in Duqm, a locality in Al Wusta province. China Insists on Dialogue as Solution to Korean Peninsula Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11718&SEO=china-insists-on-dialogue-as-solution-to-korean-peninsula-conflict Beijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisted today that dialogue is the only solution to the conflict in the Korean peninsula and strongly opposed any gesture likely to increase tension in that area. Sebastian Vettel Fastest in 1st Session at Sakhir,Bahrain GP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11717&SEO=sebastian-vettel-fastest-in-1st-session-at-sakhirbahrain-gp Manama,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the first practice session at the Bahrain Grand Prix, while Formula One rival Lewis Hamilton saved his pace for Friday''s second practice and did not push for a leading time. Informative Manipulation of Private TV Station in Venezuela Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11716&SEO=informative-manipulation-of-private-tv-station-in-venezuela-denounced Caracas, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan analyst Miguel Perez Pirela accused the private television station Globovisión of constructing false news - or false positives - in the alleged protests and demonstrations organized last week by the opposition right wing. Iranian FM Travels to Russia for Tripartite Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11715&SEO=iranian-fm-travels-to-russia-for-tripartite-meeting-on-syria Tehran, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, traveled to Russia today to attend a tripartite meeting on Syria, days after an attack by the United States that the diplomat described as an ''unilateral unacceptable act.'' Queen, Freddie Mercury Biopic To Be Released In 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11714&SEO=queen-freddie-mercury-biopic-to-be-released-in-2018 London,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Brian May has revealed the upcoming Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic will be out in 2018. 3,865 Ballot Papers of Ecuador's Ballotage to Be Recounted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11713&SEO=3865-ballot-papers-of-ecuadors-ballotage-to-be-recounted Quito, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) announced the next recount of 3,865 ballot papers of the second round of elections, held on April 2, after analyzing objections from the two contending political organizations. Seismic Activity Scales Down in San Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11712&SEO=seismic-activity-scales-down-in-san-salvador San Salvador, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorean President Salvador Sanchez Ceren is currently overseeing the work on prevention and response to the quakes that have been shaking this capital since last Sunday, even though the seismic activity has significantly scaled down. Turkey, Russia Backs Independent Probe Into Use of Chemical Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11711&SEO=turkey-russia-backs-independent-probe-into-use-of-chemical-weapons Ankara, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Turkey have agreed to support an independent investigation into the use of chemical weapons in northern Syria. No Argentina Approach for Jorge Sampaoli http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11710&SEO=no-argentina-approach-for-jorge-sampaoli Sevilla, España,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Jorge Sampaoli made enphasis in that he has not say yes to coaching the Argentina team. Cuba, France Revive Scientific Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11709&SEO=cuba-france-revive-scientific-cooperation Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The scientific-technological cooperation between Cuba and France has undergone a revival process since 2016 with great possibilities of expansion in the future, Granma newspaper reported. Vietnam Approves Another Plan to Deal with War Sequels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11708&SEO=vietnam-approves-another-plan-to-deal-with-war-sequels Hanoi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam will increase campaigns to prevent accidents with bombs and mines launched against the country and thus reinforce public safety as part of a plan aimed at resolving the sequels of wars, transcended here today. Visit of ICAP Vice President to Rome Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11707&SEO=visit-of-icap-vice-president-to-rome-concludes Rome, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The vice-president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Elio Gámez, concluded today a four-day visit to Rome on a tour that will also include the cities of Milan, Venice, and Turin. You Will Never Break Out Spirit, Said US Immigrants Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11706&SEO=you-will-never-break-out-spirit-said-us-immigrants-children Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of children, stemming from several US states, have mobilized to the White House to send a message against US President Donald Trump''s crackdown on illegal immigration that bring about the separation of families. Gareth Bale Out of Sporting Game With Calf Injury, Could Miss Bayern http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11705&SEO=gareth-bale-out-of-sporting-game-with-calf-injury-could-miss-bayern Madrid, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Gareth Bale has a new calf injury and will miss the La Liga leaders'' trip to Sporting Gijon on Saturday, while he is a doubt for Tuesday''s Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Bayern Munich. Colombia Resumes Search Missions for Those Still Missing in Mocoa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11704&SEO=colombia-resumes-search-missions-for-those-still-missing-in-mocoa Bogota, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian rescuers are resuming missions to search for missing persons in the municipality of Mocoa, stricken by mudslides on April 1, after local groups demanded the continuation of such work, confirmed RCN La Radio. Syrian President Says US Is on the Side of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11703&SEO=syrian-president-says-us-is-on-the-side-of-terrorists Damascus, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) ''Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is on the side of terrorists, and they set up a story as a pretext for the attack on Syria,'' President Bashar al-Assad said in statements released today in Damascus. UN Rapporteur Concludes in Cuba Agenda on Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11702&SEO=un-rapporteur-concludes-in-cuba-agenda-on-human-trafficking Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, concluded her official program in Cuba with a press conference where she will set forth her criteria on struggling against human trafficking. Outside Africa No One Supported Namibia as Much as Cuba, Geingob Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11701&SEO=outside-africa-no-one-supported-namibia-as-much-as-cuba-geingob-says Windhoek, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) No other country outside of Africa contributed as selflessly as Cuba to the freedom that Namibia enjoy today, President Hage Geingob said. International Congress on Intensive Care URGRAV 2017 Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11700&SEO=international-congress-on-intensive-care-urgrav-2017-concludes Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The analysis of the impact of zika and H1N1 influenza in Latin America, from the perspective of intensive medicine, marks the last day of the International Congress of the specialty, URGRAV 2017, concluding here today. Cuban Residents in the USA Reopen Cultural Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11699&SEO=cuban-residents-in-the-usa-reopen-cultural-club Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cubans living in Washington and in Maryland, Virginia and Louisiana states reopened today, along with Cuban diplomats, a cultural club as a perfect setting to highlight unity among fellow Cubans. ELAM Increases the Health Family with More Specialists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11698&SEO=elam-increases-the-health-family-with-more-specialists Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, with thousands of graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), increased more health specialists to its supportive family, as stated by a US graduate. Syrian Army Rejected Terrorists Attacks in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11697&SEO=syrian-army-rejected-terrorists-attacks-in-hama Hama, Syria, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian armed forces and support militia fought off an attack by former Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Cham from Houla region to various Syrian army areas in Qurmusa. Former Pakistani Foreign Minister Calls for Indo-Pak Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11696&SEO=former-pakistani-foreign-minister-calls-for-indo-pak-dialogue New Delhi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The resumption of the stalled dialogue between India and Pakistan is now a prevailing need for the region, said former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khursheed Kasuri. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11695&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-in-india New Delhi, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Several social, trade union and educational organizations in India highlighted the work and legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, while condemning the US blockade against the island. India Plans to Buy Three More French Submarines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11694&SEO=india-plans-to-buy-three-more-french-submarines New Delhi, April 14 (Prensa Latina) India is considering the possibility of buying three other French Scorpene submarines, after the six already agreed in 2005, today revealed a military source to The Hindu. World Bank Evaluates Perspectives of Vietnamese Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11693&SEO=world-bank-evaluates-perspectives-of-vietnamese-economy Hanoi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank valued as favorable the perspectives in the middle term of the Vietnamese economy for which it predicted a gradual expansion until 2019. Cuban Foreign Minister to Visit Spain, Portugal and Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11691&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-to-visit-spain-portugal-and-greece Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will be visiting Spain, Portugal and Greece as of next Monday 17, the official website of the Foreign Ministry announced. Michel Temer Government Approval Drops to Five Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11690&SEO=michel-temer-government-approval-drops-to-five-percent 13 de abril de 2017, 19:26Brasilia, April 13 (Prensa Latina) Only five percent of Brazilians describe as positive the Michel Temer administration, according to the results of an opinion survey released today. Second Stage of 56th Anti-Polio Vaccination Campaign Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11689&SEO=second-stage-of-56th-anti-polio-vaccination-campaign-starts-in-cuba 13 de abril de 2017, 19:20Havana, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Cuban Vaccination Program, Lena Lopez, has announced the second stage start-up of the 56th National Anti-Polio Vaccination Campaign to be held until April 21. IOC Keeps 50-Km March as Part of Olympic Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11688&SEO=ioc-keeps-50-km-march-as-part-of-olympic-program 13 de abril de 2017, 19:14London, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rejected unanimously the proposal presented by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to supress the 50-kilometer march from the program of the Olympic Games. IOC Ratifies Lima as Host of its September Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11687&SEO=ioc-ratifies-lima-as-host-of-its-september-session 13 de abril de 2017, 18:36Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed today that the city of Lima, capital of Peru, as the venue of its 130th meeting session in September. Right-wing Leaders Found Guilty of Racism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11686&SEO=right-wing-leaders-found-guilty-of-racism 13 de abril de 2017, 18:22Berna, April 13 (Prensa Latina) Switzerland''s Supreme Court sentenced today the former Secretary-General of the far-right Swiss People''s Party (SVP), Martin Baltisser, and Silvia Baer, a member of that political force, for racism. Varadero Gourmet for Excellence in Cuban Gastronomic Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11685&SEO=varadero-gourmet-for-excellence-in-cuban-gastronomic-services 13 de abril de 2017, 17:50Varadero, Cuba, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Positioning Cuba as a quality destination in gastronomic services and bars and canteens, is the central objective of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, scheduled in this resort from June 27 to 30. Illegal Miners to Be Tried in Ghana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11684&SEO=illegal-miners-to-be-tried-in-ghana 13 de abril de 2017, 16:18Accra, 13 Apr (Prensa Latina) The Ghanaian Justice Ministry announced today the creation of 14 special courts to try miners in order to protect the country''s natural resources. Russia Defends Probe into Chemical Weapon Use and US Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11683&SEO=russia-defends-probe-into-chemical-weapon-use-and-us-attack-on-syria 13 de abril de 2017, 16:10Moscow, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov said today it was necessary to investigate into the UWS attack against a Syrian air base and the place where the supposed use of chemical weapons took place. Nigerian Authority Seizes Large Amount of Hush Money http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11682&SEO=nigerian-authority-seizes-large-amount-of-hush-money 13 de abril de 2017, 16:09Abuja, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian anti-corruption body disclosed today the find of a large amount of money in Ikoyi district, Lagos, the country''s most populous city. Children Used as Suicide Bombers in Terrorist Attacks in West Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11681&SEO=children-used-as-suicide-bombers-in-terrorist-attacks-in-west-africa 13 de abril de 2017, 16:08Abuja, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The Boko Haram terrorist group deployed 27 children as suicide bombers in the first three months of 2017 in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon. Alfredo Guevara Film Week Closes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11680&SEO=alfredo-guevara-film-week-closes 13 de abril de 2017, 16:04Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) After several days of debate about the seventh art in Latin America, the 10th Alfredo Guevara in Memoriam Film Week came to an end in the Cuban eastern city of Holguin, its traditional venue. German Bank Concerned about Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11679&SEO=german-bank-concerned-about-protectionism 13 de abril de 2017, 15:59Berlin, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The German central bank (Bundesbank) affirmed that was quite concerned about growing isolationist trends that could turn into a trade war. Cuban FM to Visit Spain, Portugal and Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11678&SEO=cuban-fm-to-visit-spain-portugal-and-greece 13 de abril de 2017, 15:57Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla will start in Spain on Monday April 17 an European tour that will take him, also, to Portugal and Greece, the webpage of the Cuban Foreign Ministry announced Thursday. USA Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11677&SEO=usa-drops-largest-non-nuclear-bomb-in-afghanistan 13 de abril de 2017, 15:53Washington, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The United States dropped in Afghanistan the largest ever built non-nuclear bomb available in its arsenal, military sources confirmed. Mexican Tourist Destinations Threatened by Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11676&SEO=mexican-tourist-destinations-threatened-by-climate-change Mexico, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Mexican tourist destinations on the beach are highly exposed to the effects of climate change due to sea level rise, especially in the Caribbean region, according to studies released here. MAVEN Spacecraft Detected Metal Ions in Mars Atmosphere http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11675&SEO=maven-spacecraft-detected-metal-ions-in-mars-atmosphere Washington, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) NASA''s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) spacecraft, in orbit around the Red Planet since 2014, has detected metal ions in Mars'' upper atmosphere, marking the first detection of metal in the atmosphere of a world other than Earth. Blake and Thompson to Lead Jamaican Team for World Relay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11674&SEO=blake-and-thompson-to-lead-jamaican-team-for-world-relay Kingston, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinters Yphan Blake and Elaine Thompson will be the leaders of the Jamaican 41-member team to represent the Caribbean island at the World Relay Race Championship from April 22 and 23 in Bahamas. Top-seeded Dimitrov Loses Opening Tennis Match in Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11673&SEO=top-seeded-dimitrov-loses-opening-tennis-match-in-morocco Marrakech, Marocco,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov lost his opening match at the Grand Prix Hassan II, bowing out against veteran Tommy Robredo 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 today. Cholera Spreading in Somalia, 50,000 Cases Foreseen: WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11672&SEO=cholera-spreading-in-somalia-50000-cases-foreseen-who Geneva, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 25,000 people in famine-threatened Somalia have been struck by cholera or acute watery diarrhoea and the deadly epidemic should double by this summer, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said today. Cuba Calls to Support More Events on Critical Medicine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11671&SEO=cuba-calls-to-support-more-events-on-critical-medicine Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Pan American Federation of Critical Medicine and Intensive Therapies, Agamenón Quintero, called here today to support events such as Urgrav 2017, which benefit patients in the region. Glowing Bacteria Offer Hope For Safe Detection of Landmines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11670&SEO=glowing-bacteria-offer-hope-for-safe-detection-of-landmines London,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers at an Israeli university has successfully tested a technology using fluorescent bacteria and lasers that could become a safer system for detecting buried landmines. Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago to Increase Cooperation Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11669&SEO=cuba-trinidad-tobago-to-increase-cooperation-ties Port-of-Spain, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba are evaluating the signing of new cooperation agreements in public health, culture, tourism and energy, a diplomatic source informed today. UN Rapporteur Visits Cuban Sex Education Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11668&SEO=un-rapporteur-visits-cuban-sex-education-center Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur María Grazia Giammarinaro was informed today about details of the work of the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), during a meeting in that institution held in the context of her official visit to Cuba. Post-Quake Stress Causes 71 Deaths in Kumamoto,Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11667&SEO=post-quake-stress-causes-71-deaths-in-kumamotojapan Tokyo,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina)It was learned that stress caused by a number of aftershocks and prolonged evacuation took the lives of more than 70 survivors, due to a series of earthquakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in April last year. Important International Science Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11666&SEO=important-international-science-congress-in-cuba Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 350 scientific works were received by the 7th International Congress on Medical Urgencies, Emergencies and Intensive Care (URGRAV 2017) in its second day at the Havana Convewntion Center Thursday. Cuban Doctors Still Working Nevertheless of Long Holiday in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11665&SEO=cuban-doctors-still-working-nevertheless-of-long-holiday-in-peru Piura, Perú, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina)The Cuban doctors taking care of the Peruvian flood victims in this city and its sourroundings, are mantianing their solidarity work independently of the long holidays due to Easter. China Urges US, Russia to Avoid Conflicts Related to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11664&SEO=china-urges-us-russia-to-avoid-conflicts-related-to-syria Beijing, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States and Russia to increase communication, in order to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Syrian crisis. Foreign Humanitarian Organizations in Turkey Under Scrutiny http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11663&SEO=foreign-humanitarian-organizations-in-turkey-under-scrutiny Ankara, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Interior Ministry has ended the activities of four foreign nongovernmental organizations operating in Turkey on the grounds of ''national security,'' including the United States-based Mercy Corps, a Turkish official told the Hürriyet Daily News. Cuban Foreign Minister will Start Official Visit to Spain on Monday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11662&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-will-start-official-visit-to-spain-on-monday Madrid, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, will start next Monday an official visit to Spain attending an invitation made by the authorities of that European country, as it transcended here today. Youngsters Reject US Policies Against Undocumented Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11660&SEO=youngsters-reject-us-policies-against-undocumented-immigrants Washington, April 13 (Prensa Latina) A caravan of 40 children and young people, who left three days ago the city of Miami, Florida, arrived here today with a message against deportations of undocumented immigrants. UN Decides to End Blue Helmets Mission in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11659&SEO=un-decides-to-end-blue-helmets-mission-in-haiti United Nations, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council decided unanimously Thursday to end the Mission of Stabilization in Haiti (Minustah) in October, to give birth and space to a new kind of relation between Port-au-Prince and the UN. China, Japan and South Korea seek Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11658&SEO=china-japan-and-south-korea-seek-free-trade Tokyo, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Negotiators of China, Japan and South Korea examined today in this capital the possibility of boosting the exchange of merchandise and services and promoting the exchange of goods, services and give a thrust to free trade. Lebanon to Stop Palestinians Clashes Outside Camps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11657&SEO=lebanon-to-stop-palestinians-clashes-outside-camps Beirut, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese army commander General Joseph Aoun warned today that the Lebanese army will forcefully prevent any attempt to extend the fighting between Palestinian militias in the Ain El-Hilweh camp to the city of Saida. Panama Tries to Save Bank Sanctioned by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11656&SEO=panama-tries-to-save-bank-sanctioned-by-usa Panama, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) In a last-minute attempt to save the closure of Balboa Bank, the Panamanian regulating institution extended today for 30 days the forced liquidation due to an extraterritorial sanction of the United States. Chemical Fumes of US-Led Coalition Attack Killed Hundreds in Syiria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11655&SEO=chemical-fumes-of-us-led-coalition-attack-killed-hundreds-in-syiria Damascus, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) An air strike by the U.S.-led coalition in Deir Ezzor, Syria, hit a weapon depot with chemical substances stockpiled by ISIS terrorists, and the explosions left hundreds of dead, civilians among them, the General Command of the Syrian Armed Forces reported. Bachelet Launches Bold Proposal to Improve Pensions in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11654&SEO=bachelet-launches-bold-proposal-to-improve-pensions-in-chile Por By Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A bold proposal to improve pensions in Chile, one of the headaches of society at the moment, left the scene ready for debate in Congress and within social movements. Organizations demand to Resume Search of Missing By Mocoa Mudslides http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11653&SEO=organizations-demand-to-resume-search-of-missing-by-mocoa-mudslides Bogota, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) After almost two weeks of mudslides in Putumayo, organizations in that department demand the government today to continue searching for the missing, in order to find the bodies of all the victims and give them a decent burial. Syria, Russia Strengthen Positions in Air Base near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11651&SEO=syria-russia-strengthen-positions-in-air-base-near-damascus Damascus, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Syria, supported by Russia, reinforced the anti-aircraft defense of Al Dumar, about 40 kilometers east of Damascus, and in anticipation of any attack, military sources said. UN Rapporteur Visits Cuban Sexual Education Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11650&SEO=un-rapporteur-visits-cuban-sexual-education-center Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazi Gianmmarino visits today the National Sexual Education Center (Cenesex) in compliance with her agenda in Cuba to verify the struggle against human trafficking. Ecuador's President Supports Random Review of Ballot Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11649&SEO=ecuadors-president-supports-random-review-of-ballot-papers Quito, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa supported a proposal by Guayaquil Mayor Jaime Nebot for a random review of ballot papers for the second round of presidential elections held on April 2, but under conditions. Two Dead and One Wounded in Venezuela Violent Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11648&SEO=two-dead-and-one-wounded-in-venezuela-violent-protests Caracas, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A 13-year-old adolescent and a 36-year-old man lost their lives as a result of gunshot wounds, and another was injured amid violent incidents encouraged by ultra-right groups in Venezuela''s Lara state. Incitement to Violence in Venezuelan Churches Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11647&SEO=incitement-to-violence-in-venezuelan-churches-denounced Caracas, April 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Doris Infante, secretary general of the Victims'' Association (Asovic), of the April 2002 coup accused the Archbishop of Caracas, Jorge Urosa Savino, of inciting violence in several catholic churches of Venezuela. Viral Diseases Threaten Southern Asia due to Lack of Preparation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11646&SEO=viral-diseases-threaten-southern-asia-due-to-lack-of-preparation New Delhi, April 13 (Prensa Latina) India and the South Asian countries today lack proper preparation to deal with vector-borne viral infections such as dengue, zika, ebola and chikungunya, today revealed a study released in this capital. Lawmaker Criticizes Pakistan's Inclusion in Saudi alliance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11645&SEO=lawmaker-criticizes-pakistans-inclusion-in-saudi-alliance Islamabad, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani lawmaker Shireen Mazari today criticized the Nawaz Sharif government''s decision to join a Saudi-led Muslim military alliance, which is used as a pretext to fight terrorism. Investment Ready for Initial Stage of Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh Freeway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11644&SEO=investment-ready-for-initial-stage-of-hanoi-ho-chi-minh-freeway Hanoi, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese government will contribute about 2.4 billion dollars for the initial stage of the freeway that will link this capital with Ho Chi Minh city, projected for 2022, it was announced here today. Fair Presents Gibara as New Tourist Destination in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11643&SEO=fair-presents-gibara-as-new-tourist-destination-in-cuba Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2017 will be opened with the presentation of Gibara as a new tourist product, a city located in the eastern province of Holguin, where the event will take place. Cuban Province of Camaguey Host of Conference on Mind Sports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11642&SEO=cuban-province-of-camaguey-host-of-conference-on-mind-sports Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of various nationalities will meet in this Central-Eastern Cuban city at the International Conference on Mind Sports (Cidem 2017), scheduled from May 3 to 5. Cuba Enhancing Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11641&SEO=cuba-enhancing-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) As recreational nautical activities in Cuba are attracting a growing number of foreign tourists, travel agencies are implementing more programs to meet the increasing demands of those who want to sail along Cuban waters, while the island''s nautical flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Lebanese Parliament Disqualified for Disagreement in Electoral Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11640&SEO=lebanese-parliament-disqualified-for-disagreement-in-electoral-law Beirut, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun suspended today the parliamentary activities for a month, due to the inability of parliamentarians to agree on an electoral law which temporarily blocks proposed plans to extend parliament''s term for the third time in a row since 2013. Chilean Police Corruption Outrage Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11639&SEO=chilean-police-corruption-outrage-increases Santiago, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The corruption scandal in Chile''s police officers continued to increase, with figures of diversion of resources amounting to about $25.2 million USD and 11 policemen imprisoned. Canadian Journalist Urges PM to Disengage from Actions against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11638&SEO=canadian-journalist-urges-pm-to-disengage-from-actions-against-syria Ottawa, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s alignment with US actions to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is nowadays a dangerous game and an inconsistent approach to Donald Trump, according to The Toronto Star newspaper. UN: Russia Calls to Keep Syrian Political Situation Preserved http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11637&SEO=un-russia-calls-to-keep-syrian-political-situation-preserved 12 de abril de 2017, 18:06United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on Wednesday, at the United Nations Security Council, to preserve the choice of a political way out to the Syrian conflict, in the middle of a scalation of the actions by western countries to impose a change of regime in Syria. Alarmed after Violence in Venezuela, Russia Calls to Negotiate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11635&SEO=alarmed-after-violence-in-venezuela-russia-calls-to-negotiate Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today to be alarmed, due to the spiral of violence by the right in Venezuela and concerned about the statements by the US South Command, while it called to negotiate to solve the political crisis. The Alleged Attacker on Borussia Dortmund Bus Arrested http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11634&SEO=the-alleged-attacker-on-borussia-dortmund-bus-arrested 12 de abril de 2017, 16:33Berlin, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) German police arrested today the suspected bomber on the German soccer team bus, Borrusia Dortmund. FAO and Consumer International Join Shoulders against Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11633&SEO=fao-and-consumer-international-join-shoulders-against-hunger 12 de abril de 2017, 16:29Rome, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Orgenization (FAO) and Consumers International (CI), the world federation of associations of consumers, set an alliance Wednesday to foster a change towards more sustainable and fair food systems. Donald Trump Harps on Construction of Border Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11632&SEO=donald-trump-harps-on-construction-of-border-wall 12 de abril de 2017, 16:21Washington, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. government will decide soon on the project to build a big wall all over the Mexican border, US President Donald Trump said. Cuba Champions Exchange Between Regional Intensivists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11631&SEO=cuba-champions-exchange-between-regional-intensivists 12 de abril de 2017, 16:19Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The Director of Innovation and Technology Department of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, Ileana Morales, today highlighted the exchange opportunity to the critical care physicians at URGRAV-2017. UK Threatens to Suspend Northen Ireland Autonomy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11630&SEO=uk-threatens-to-suspend-northen-ireland-autonomy 12 de abril de 2017, 16:16London, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) U.K. Minister for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire warned today that if regional parties decline to form a government before May it could suspend their political autonomy. Venezuela Condemns OAS Inaction Against Opposition Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11629&SEO=venezuela-condemns-oas-inaction-against-opposition-violence 12 de abril de 2017, 16:15Caracas, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López criticized the leadership of the Organization of American States (OAS) today, for being reluctant to condemn vandalic actions carried out by the opposition in recent demonstrations. Cuba Reiterates Commitment with International Humanitarian Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11628&SEO=cuba-reiterates-commitment-with-international-humanitarian-law 12 de abril de 2017, 16:12Geneva, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated at the UN Headquarters in Geneva its commitment to respect and comply with international humanitarian law (IHL), as well as the intergovernmental process aimed at strengthening it. Vice President of Venezuela Calls on the People to Guarantee Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11627&SEO=vice-president-of-venezuela-calls-on-the-people-to-guarantee-peace 12 de abril de 2017, 16:08Caracas, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Minister for the Communes and Social Movements, Aristóbulo Istúriz, stated today that awareness, organization and mobilization will be the people''s main weapons to guarantee peace in Venezuela. Western Resolution against Syria Fails to Pass at UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11626&SEO=western-resolution-against-syria-fails-to-pass-at-un-security-council 12 de abril de 2017, 16:06United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A draft resolution against Syria presented by the U.S. France and United Kingdom failed to pass today at the U.N. Security Council as Russia vetoed it. Bolivia also voted against, while China, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan abstained. Bayern Munich Striker Robert Lewandowski Out of Real Madrid Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11625&SEO=bayern-munich-striker-robert-lewandowski-out-of-real-madrid-game Munich,Germany,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina)Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out of Wednesday''s Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Real Madrid with a shoulder injury his place will be taken by Thomas Muller. Japan,UN to Work Jointly on Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11624&SEO=japanun-to-work-jointly-on-natural-disasters Tokyo, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A group of Japanese lawmakers pledged to work with the United Nations to promote international contributions, in order to deal with natural disasters, the press reported Wednesday. LatAm Students to Pay Tribute to Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11623&SEO=latam-students-to-pay-tribute-to-che-guevara Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Continental Latin American and Caribbean Students Organization (Oclae) will reissue the caravan that in 1997 transferred to Cuba the remains of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara and a group of his comrades, reported a local newspaper. Guitarist John Geils Jr. is Found Dead in His Massachusetts Home http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11622&SEO=guitarist-john-geils-jr.-is-found-dead-in-his-massachusetts-home Los Ángeles, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Guitarist John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band known for such hits as ''Love Stinks,'' ''''Freeze Frame'' and ''Centerfold,'' has died in his Massachusetts home at the age of 71. Fernando Alonso to Miss Monaco Grand Prix to Compete in Indy 500 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11621&SEO=fernando-alonso-to-miss-monaco-grand-prix-to-compete-in-indy-500 London,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Alonso will miss this year''s Monaco Grand Prix after it was confirmed by McLaren that he will compete at the blue-riband Indianapolis 500 event instead. Mandate of Supreme Court Minister Exposes Coupists in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11620&SEO=mandate-of-supreme-court-minister-exposes-coupists-in-brazil Brasilia, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The authorization given by Minister of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) Edson Fachin to investigate 74 authorities with privileges leaves exposed today key figures of the parliamentary coup staged against Dilma Rousseff. Better Detection May Explain Higher Child Cancer Numbers:Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11619&SEO=better-detection-may-explain-higher-child-cancer-numbersstudy London,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Global childhood cancer rates jumped 13 percent in the decade to 2010 compared to the 1980s, according to a UN-backed study released Wednesday that says the increase may be due in part to improved detection,according to The Lancet. US Citizens Want to Sail to Cuba Freely http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11618&SEO=us-citizens-want-to-sail-to-cuba-freely Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) US recreational sailors want to travel freely to Cuba and influence the government of Washington to lift all kinds of restrictions against Havana, Commodore José Miguel Díaz Escrich said today. Zika Virus: Themis Initiates Worldwide First Study of Zika Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11617&SEO=zika-virus-themis-initiates-worldwide-first-study-of-zika-vaccine Vienna,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A promising vaccine for the Zika virus is now being tested by Themis Bioscience GmbH, a specialized biotech company developing prophylactic vaccines against emerging tropical infectious diseases. UN Ready for New Round of Inter-Syrian Talks Despite Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11616&SEO=un-ready-for-new-round-of-inter-syrian-talks-despite-tensions United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura said today that the organization is ready to resume the peace talks in Geneva in May, despite the escalating tensions in recent days. Bolivian President Resumes Government Activities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11615&SEO=bolivian-president-resumes-government-activities La Paz, Apr,12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales resumed his activities today at the Government Palace, where he chaired the usual cabinet meeting after several days of rest due to a throat operation in Cuba. Cuban Doctors Reinforce Hospital Staff for Care of Peruvian Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11614&SEO=cuban-doctors-reinforce-hospital-staff-for-care-of-peruvian-victims Piura, Peru, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban medical brigade working in solidarity in this northern Peruvian city, affected by major floods, began today to reinforce the field hospital installed to take care of the victims. South Africa, Qatar Talking Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11613&SEO=south-africa-qatar-talking-business Pretoria, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s renewable energy policy was lauded by Qatar at a bilateral business forum in Pretoria on Wednesday, organized to promote economic and investment relations. ''South Africa''s renewable power policy is impressive and ambitious. I commend the policy for not only the ambition but the credibility that lies behind it,'' I admire South Africans and the mention of natural gas in the renewable energy policy even though natural gas is not a renewable energy source,'' Fahd Al Kuwari was quoted as saying by SA News on the sidelines of the meeting. Correa: Opposition Seeks to Avoid Continuity of the Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11612&SEO=correa-opposition-seeks-to-avoid-continuity-of-the-revolution Quito, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa warned today that the opposition, aware of its defeat at polls, only seeks to prevent the continuity of the citizens revolution. Turkey Calls for Use of Force to Overthrow Syrian President Assad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11611&SEO=turkey-calls-for-use-of-force-to-overthrow-syrian-president-assad Ankara, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Foreign Minister Omer Celik called on the southern city of Adana today to use force against Damascus government to prevent atrocities against the civilian population. Putin Criticizes West for Blind Support Against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11610&SEO=putin-criticizes-west-for-blind-support-against-syria Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday criticized leaders of Western countries for their blind support for the United States attack on a Syrian air base, under arguments of dubious origin. Cuba Drills More Water Wells to Counter the Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11609&SEO=cuba-drills-more-water-wells-to-counter-the-drought Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The drilling of new wells to recharge the water table is now among the investments in this central Cuban province to minimize the effects of the prolonged drought that affects the region. NASA Image of Jupiter Shows Planet in Unprecedented Detail http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11608&SEO=nasa-image-of-jupiter-shows-planet-in-unprecedented-detail Washington, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Jupiter''s gorgeous bands and raging storms are on full display in a jaw-dropping new photo by NASA''s Hubble Space Telescope. Trump Says was 'Very Good' Call with Chinese President Xi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11607&SEO=trump-says-was-very-good-call-with-chinese-president-xi Washington, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump called a recent telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea as very good. Russia Upholds US Missile Attack on Syria Unlawful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11605&SEO=russia-upholds-us-missile-attack-on-syria-unlawful Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) As US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, visits Moscow, Russia''s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused Washington of carrying out an unlawful missile attack against a Syrian military airfield. UNICEF Condemns Use of Children in Suicidal Attacks by Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11604&SEO=unicef-condemns-use-of-children-in-suicidal-attacks-by-boko-haram United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) denounced today the increasing use of children by fundamentalist Sect Boko Haram, to carry out suicidal attacks in countries of the Chad Lake Basin. New Details on Alleged Chemical Attack in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11603&SEO=new-details-on-alleged-chemical-attack-in-syria By Pedro García Hernández Russia Seeks Precisions for Antiterrorist Cooperation with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11601&SEO=russia-seeks-precisions-for-antiterrorist-cooperation-with-u.s. Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) We seek cooperation with the United States in such issues as the creation of a broad antiterrorist front and we always abide with international law in our bilateral ties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. WTO Reports World Trade will Grow this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11600&SEO=wto-reports-world-trade-will-grow-this-year Geneva, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) informed today that global exchanges will grow from 1.8 to 3.5 percent this year, compared to the weak results in 2016. UN Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro Continues Program in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11599&SEO=un-rapporteur-maria-grazia-giammarinaro-continues-program-in-cuba Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, continues her official visit to Cuba today, where she develops a program of activities to confirm the work in the fight against human trafficking. South African Gov't Calls on Opposition to Protest Peacefully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11598&SEO=south-african-govt-calls-on-opposition-to-protest-peacefully Pretoria, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Government of Jacob Zuma has reiterated its call for peaceful protests as some opposition parties planned demonstrations Wednesday against the recent Cabinet''s reshuffle. Xi and Trump Discuss Situation in Korean Peninsula and Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11597&SEO=xi-and-trump-discuss-situation-in-korean-peninsula-and-syria Beijing, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping discuss today via telephone with his US counterpart Donald Trump the problems in the Korean peninsula and Syria. UNESCO Director Salutes Celebration in Cuba of Jazz Day 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11596&SEO=unesco-director-salutes-celebration-in-cuba-of-jazz-day-2017 París, 12 Apr (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director General, irina Bokova, saluted the celebration in Cuba of the International Jazz Day 2017, date in which big representatives of the genre worldwide will meet in Havana. Cuba Starts Preparing Next Tobacco Crop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11595&SEO=cuba-starts-preparing-next-tobacco-crop Pinar del Río, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The western province of Pinar del Rio starts today labors for the next tobacco campaign which will extend to 19 thousand hectares, according to the program to develop the crop. U.S. Secretary of State Arrives in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11594&SEO=u.s.-secretary-of-state-arrives-in-russia Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, will meet this Wednesday with his Russian peer, Serguei Lavrov to discuss among other issues the situation in Syria, Ukraine, security and anti-terrorism. French Academicians Praise Cuba's Scientific Potentiality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11593&SEO=french-academicians-praise-cubas-scientific-potentiality Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Franco-Cuban Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation today highlighted Cuba''s progress in medicine, education and biotechnology, as well as the enormous potentiality for the two-way cooperation. US Researcher Speaks in Cuba about Citrus Greening Disease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11592&SEO=us-researcher-speaks-in-cuba-about-citrus-greening-disease Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US researcher James Graham gave a masterly lecture on Huanglongbird (HLB), a disease of citrus fruits caused by a vector-borne pathogen, at the 8th International Scientific Seminar on Plant Health. Cuban City Receives 26th Edition of the International Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11591&SEO=cuban-city-receives-26th-edition-of-the-international-book-fair Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) An artistic gala at the Principal Theater of Sancti Spiritus -central Cuba- opened last night the 26th edition of the International Book Fair in this city founded in 1514 by the Spaniards and it is today World Heritage of Humanity. South African Deputy Foreign Minister in India for BRICS Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11590&SEO=south-african-deputy-foreign-minister-in-india-for-brics-meeting Pretoria, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Nomaindia Mfeketo, travelled to the port city of Visakhapatnam, India, to attend the meeting of the BRICS on the Middle East and North Africa today. US Sen. Mike Lee Urged Trump to Present Bill to Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11589&SEO=us-sen.-mike-lee-urged-trump-to-present-bill-to-congress Washington, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Rep. Senator Mike Lee today urged to approve the bill that would require the White House to get approval from the US Congress before deploying any military operation abroad. Bolivia Says the World is in Debt to Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11588&SEO=bolivia-says-the-world-is-in-debt-to-haiti United Nations, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Ambassador to the UN, Sacha Llorenti, said today that the entire world is indebted to Haiti, so all necessary support to its people must be guaranteed. German Prosecutors Disclose Plan to Attack Russian Embassy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11587&SEO=german-prosecutors-disclose-plan-to-attack-russian-embassy Berlin, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Dresden State Prosecutor''s Office today unveiled a terror attack plan against Russian embassy in Berlin, organized by a Moroccan asylum seeker. UN Designates Ghanaian President as Sustainable Development Promoter http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11586&SEO=un-designates-ghanaian-president-as-sustainable-development-promoter United Nations, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced today the appointment of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, as one opf the 17 promoters of the Sustainable Development Goals. More than 420 Homicides in Mexican Sinaloa State Reported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11585&SEO=more-than-420-homicides-in-mexican-sinaloa-state-reported Mexico, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 420 violent murders were reported in the last 100 days in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, according to denunciations by leaders of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). UNICEF Praises Impact of Bolivian Social Bonds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11584&SEO=unicef-praises-impact-of-bolivian-social-bonds 11 de abril de 2017, 17:36La Paz, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The representative to Bolivia for the United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), said payment of the social bonds Juancito Pinto and Juana Azurduy have had a positive impact on children in this country. Antonio Guterres Proposes to Shut Down UN Mission in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11583&SEO=antonio-guterres-proposes-to-shut-down-un-mission-in-haiti 11 de abril de 2017, 16:42United Nations, April 11 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today proposed the Security Council to close the 13-year-old UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in October this year, on the grounds of progress in this Caribbean country. Attacks against Syria Favor Terrorism, Russian Senator Denounces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11581&SEO=attacks-against-syria-favor-terrorism-russian-senator-denounces 11 de abril de 2017, 16:22Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The attack by the United States against Syria is a sign in favor of terrorists, said today the Russian Senate President Valentina Matvienko, in a meeting in this capital with the top leader of the Syrian Parliament, Jadia al-Abbas. Washington lacked justification to launch a missile attack against the syrian Al-Shayrat, said Matvienko, who described that action as a blow to the relations between Russia and the United States. Socialist Candidate Sends Letter to 10 million French http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11580&SEO=socialist-candidate-sends-letter-to-10-million-french 11 de abril de 2017, 16:21Paris, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon sent today a letter to 10 million French people in which he urged them to vote for him, an initiative that seeks to regain lost ground in recent weeks. Syrian Army Carries Out Offensives In Aleppo and Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11579&SEO=syrian-army-carries-out-offensives-in-aleppo-and-homs 11 de abril de 2017, 16:13Damascus, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army has been carrying out an offensive against positions of the Islamic State (IS), Daesh, and the former Nusra Front in the eastern regions of the provinces of Aleppo and Homs, military sources reported. Thousands of Chilean Students Protest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11578&SEO=thousands-of-chilean-students-protest 11 de abril de 2017, 16:12Santiago de Chile, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of thousands of Chilean students protested Tuesday against a bill designed to establish free learning in higher education, since they consider it is slanted and it is discussed at the back of those interested. Paralympic Champion Omara Durand Receives Samaranch Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11577&SEO=paralympic-champion-omara-durand-receives-samaranch-award 11 de abril de 2017, 15:59Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban World champion Omara Durand received today the Juan Antonio Samaranch Award of Athletic Excellency for her results in competitions for disabled athletes during 2016. Foreign Tourists Flock to Cuban Central Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11576&SEO=foreign-tourists-flock-to-cuban-central-destination 11 de abril de 2017, 15:21Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) A 21% increase in tourist arrivals was registered in Cuban resort Jardines del Rey, in the center of the island, during the first quarter of this year. Syrian Marched in Damascus to Protest US Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11575&SEO=syrian-marched-in-damascus-to-protest-us-aggression 11 de abril de 2017, 15:11Damascus, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Demonstrators summoned by the National Union of Syrian Students gathered in front of the UN office in Damascus to condemn the United States aggression against their country. Peru: Patients Flock to Cuban Doctors' for Attention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11574&SEO=peru-patients-flock-to-cuban-doctors-for-attention 11 de abril de 2017, 14:55Piura, Peru, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The amount of people seeking medical attention by Cuban doctors who came to Peru to lend a helping hand amidst the natural disaster caused by heavy rains and flooding has raised the number of consultations to 4,200. G-7 Foreign Ministers Close Meeting in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11573&SEO=g-7-foreign-ministers-close-meeting-in-italy Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) With an aggressive speech against Syria, the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea, Russia and, to a lesser extent, Iran, G-7 foreign ministers closed Tuesday their two-day meeting in the Italian city of Lucca. South African Authorities Call for Orderly Wednesday Protest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11572&SEO=south-african-authorities-call-for-orderly-wednesday-protest Pretoria, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The South African Police Service (SAPS) as well Lake Chad Basin:A Crisis Rooted in Hunger, Poverty and Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11571&SEO=lake-chad-basina-crisis-rooted-in-hunger-poverty-and-climate-change Rome,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure a lasting solution is to address these including through investments in sustainable agriculture, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said today. Brazilian Neymar Suspended Three Games, To Miss El Clasico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11570&SEO=brazilian-neymar-suspended-three-games-to-miss-el-clasico Madrid,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Federation of Soccer brought the hammer down on Barcelona''s Neymar on Tuesday, handing him a three-game red card suspension according to Sports Illustrated. Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso Auction at Sotheby's http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11569&SEO=important-ceramics-by-pablo-picasso-auction-at-sothebys London,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Sotheby''s sale of Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso in London today raised a total of Âú1,040,725 or 1.21 millon euros with all but one of the 86 lots offered finding buyers. The auction was led by the exquisite Gros oiseau visage noir and the bold Taureau, sold respectively for Âú125,000 and Âú100,000. With estimates ranging from Âú1,000 to Âú100,000, 85% of the pieces sold achieved prices above their high estimates, testament to their enduring appeal. UN Dag Halvor Nylander Visits Caracas,Guyana for Border Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11568&SEO=un-dag-halvor-nylander-visits-caracasguyana-for-border-talks United Nations,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Esequibo Border Controversy between Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Dag Halvor Nylander, will visit Caracas and Georgetown until Thursday for the first time to hold high-level meetings with national authorities on the way forward in the Good Offices Process. Survey Finds Bullying Against Fukushima Children Evacuees in Schools http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11567&SEO=survey-finds-bullying-against-fukushima-children-evacuees-in-schools Tokyo, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) An education ministry survey released today found that nearly 200 children evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture following the 2011 nuclear disaster were bullied, with some being abused verbally with derogatory terms linked to the calamity. El Salvador Insists People Should Be Calm During Quakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11566&SEO=el-salvador-insists-people-should-be-calm-during-quakes San Salvador, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Salvadoran authorities insisted on maintaining calm in the face of the reactivation of the fault that recently triggered a seismic swarm in this country, and ruled out an alleged reactivation of San Salvador volcano. Tennis: Haas Edges Through, Monaco Out in ATP Houston http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11565&SEO=tennis-haas-edges-through-monaco-out-in-atp-houston Houston,USA, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Tommy Haas claimed a long-awaited win as defending champion Juan Monaco bowed out of the US Men''s Clay Court Championship. Turkey Finishes Half of the Border Wall With Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11564&SEO=turkey-finishes-half-of-the-border-wall-with-syria Ankara, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Defense of Turkey has offered information on the construction of the border wall with Syria, of which more than half of it has been already finished,according to the plan. Cuban Puppet Play of García Lorca Revived http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11563&SEO=cuban-puppet-play-of-garcia-lorca-revived Matanzas, Cuba, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company Teatro Las Estaciones will revive here today the play Retablillo de Don Cristóbal y Señá Rosita, by the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, a puppet show for adults. Tourism- Visiting Cuban Caves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11562&SEO=tourism-visiting-cuban-caves Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) In the Cuban tourist scene, the cave system attracts more people every year, arriving to the island to enjoy nature trips and adventures, as speleology specialists recognize it today. ALBA Countries Denounce U.S. Economic Aggression Against Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11561&SEO=alba-countries-denounce-u.s.-economic-aggression-against-nicaragua Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) on Tuesday denounced the intentions by U.S. congress people to imposed an economic blockade on Nicaragua. Venezuelan Ombudsman Calls to Prevent Violence, Respect Constitution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11560&SEO=venezuelan-ombudsman-calls-to-prevent-violence-respect-constitution Caracas, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ombudsman Tarek William Saab called on the leaders of opposition organizations in Venezuela to respect the Constitution of the Republic to contribute to the country''s stability. Special Meeting on Syria Favors Political Solution to Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11559&SEO=special-meeting-on-syria-favors-political-solution-to-conflict Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the special meeting on Syria, held today in the city of Lucca, agreed on the need for a political solution to the conflict in that country, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said. Funds for Journalists Security in Mexico About to End http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11558&SEO=funds-for-journalists-security-in-mexico-about-to-end Mexico, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Funds available for the protection of journalists in Mexico are about to be exhausted, despite increased attacks on journalists, human rights defenders warned today. Most Europeans Consider Trump Is a Global Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11557&SEO=most-europeans-consider-trump-is-a-global-threat Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Most people in the main European countries and Brazil consider that President Donald Trump''s taking office in the United States poses a threat to global security, according to a survey published here today. El Salvador on Alert Due to Possible Seismic Swarm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11556&SEO=el-salvador-on-alert-due-to-possible-seismic-swarm San Salvador, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale closed a telluric day in El Salvador, shaken 275 times by a seismic swarm that killed one person, it was reported today. Panama: 22.1 Percent of Citizens Are Poor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11555&SEO=panama-22.1-percent-of-citizens-are-poor Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics show today that in March 2016, 885,971 Panamanians were poor, accounting for 22.1 percent of the population, thus reaffirming the inequality in the distribution of wealth, despite a slight improvement in those indicators. Chile's Center-Left Is in a Labyrinth Before the Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11554&SEO=chiles-center-left-is-in-a-labyrinth-before-the-elections Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Seven months before the elections, Chile''s center-left is in a labyrinth after the resignation of former President Ricardo Lagos and the Christian Democrats'' threat to leave the primaries. Acosta Danza to Premiere in Cuba Work of the American Justin Peck http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11553&SEO=acosta-danza-to-premiere-in-cuba-work-of-the-american-justin-peck Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Acosta Danza company confirmed today that it will premiere in Cuba one of the hits of the American choreographer Justin Peck in its spring season on April 21, 22 and 23. American Jurists Transparency of Elections in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11552&SEO=american-jurists-transparency-of-elections-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The American Association of Jurists (AAJ) have today acknowledged Ecuador''s government and institutions for the transparency of recent presidential elections and congratulated winner Lenin Moreno. Argentine Teachers Strike Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11551&SEO=argentine-teachers-strike-again Buenos Aires, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Argentine teachers of the Education Workers Union (Ctera, in Spanish) are striking again today for the repudiation of the police aggression they suffered. ALBA Nations Ratify Commitment to Unity and Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11550&SEO=alba-nations-ratify-commitment-to-unity-and-peace Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The commitment to regional unity was the center of the talks of the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), held this Monday in the Cuban capital. Pakistan Criticizes US Attacks on Syrian Air Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11549&SEO=pakistan-criticizes-us-attacks-on-syrian-air-base Islamabad, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani officials and former diplomats today criticized the United States'' recent attacks on a Syrian air base by highlighting the danger posed by Washington''s unilateral actions in order to change governments. China Open to New Sectors for Private Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11548&SEO=china-open-to-new-sectors-for-private-investment Beijing, Abr 11 (Prensa Latina) China will allow the entrance of private capital in more productive, including oil drilling and defense technology, informed todayh the Economic Information Daily, published by Hsinhua state news agency. U.S. Extraterritorial Sanction will Sell Off Panamanian Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11547&SEO=u.s.-extraterritorial-sanction-will-sell-off-panamanian-bank Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Extraterritorial sanctions of the United States could provoke the forced sale or liquidation of Panama Balboa Bank, whose Washington temporary permit expire don April 7 without extension of its license, it was known today. Political Map of Chile Adds new Presidential Pre-candidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11546&SEO=political-map-of-chile-adds-new-presidential-pre-candidate By Fausto Triana Vietnamese Shoe Industry Has Ambitious Targets for 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11545&SEO=vietnamese-shoe-industry-has-ambitious-targets-for-2020 Hanoi, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam proposes to reach between 24 and 26 billion dollars in hide and shoe exports by 2020 as part of a sector''s development plan announced here. North Korea Condemns US Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Deployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11543&SEO=north-korea-condemns-us-nuclear-aircraft-carrier-deployment Pyongyang, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has condemned the deployment of a US nuclear aircraft carrier task group to the Korean Peninsula, by saying it was an aggressive plot against North Korea. Nicaragua Ratifies in ALBA Solidarity with Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11544&SEO=nicaragua-ratifies-in-alba-solidarity-with-venezuela Managua, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan Government has ratified its solidarity with Venezuela and rejected the hostility the Nicolas Maduro administration is undergoing by internal right-wing and foreign forces. Pastors for Peace to Set Forth in USA the Cuban Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11542&SEO=pastors-for-peace-to-set-forth-in-usa-the-cuban-reality Washington, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Pastors for Peace Caravan members will reportedly speak on April 26 in Asheville, North Carolina, about the Cuban reality and relations with the United States. Bolivian Main Cities to Host Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11541&SEO=bolivian-main-cities-to-host-book-fair La Paz, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Culture Minister Wilma Alanoca reported that the capitals of departments in the country would host the fair book this month, aimed at encouraging reading in the Bolivian population. Chile and China Strengthen Free-Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11540&SEO=chile-and-china-strengthen-free-trade-agreement Santiago de Chile, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile and China have taken new steps to strengthen the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) that both nations have carried out for 10 years, in a strategy that might be consolidated at a high-level meeting in May. Bolivarian Armed Forces to Guarantee Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11539&SEO=bolivarian-armed-forces-to-guarantee-peace-in-venezuela Caracas, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Gen. Vladimir Padrino today said that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) will guarantee the peace and happiness of all Venezuelan nationals, he live-twittered. UN Secretary General Congratulates Ecuadorian President Elect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11538&SEO=un-secretary-general-congratulates-ecuadorian-president-elect United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has congratulated Ecuadorian president-elect Lenin Moreno, and wished him a success in his executive mandate. US Congressman Acknowledges Policy Failure against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11537&SEO=us-congressman-acknowledges-policy-failure-against-cuba Washington, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Rep. Congressman Roger Marshall today said that the US isolation policy against Cuba has dramatically failed and restricted the openings for Americans to have any relation with Cuba. Ecuador: Ratification of Lenin Moreno's Victory after Data Validation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11536&SEO=ecuador-ratification-of-lenin-morenos-victory-after-data-validation Quito, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno, of the governmental Alianza PAIS Movement, was ratified today as the winner of the presidential elections carried out in Ecuador on April 2, after the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced the official results. Cuban and French Academicians Highlight Cooperation Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11535&SEO=cuban-and-french-academicians-highlight-cooperation-potential Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Academicians from Cuba and France highlighted today the progress of both nations in the scientific field, as well as the potential for bilateral cooperation in knowledge and technologies for development. Cuba and El Salvador Search out Possible Farming Alliances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11534&SEO=cuba-and-el-salvador-search-out-possible-farming-alliances San Salvador, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and El Salvador were exploring some openings for cooperation and business at the recently concluded AgroExpo-2017, the largest agricultural fair in this Central American nation for new markets. More than 200 People from Germany Fighting IS in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11533&SEO=more-than-200-people-from-germany-fighting-is-in-syria Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 people have left Germany since 2013 to join the Kurdish militias that are fighting the terrorist Islamic State (IS) in Syrian and Iraq, according to figures from the Interior Ministry, published today. Russia Avoids Comments on Possible sanctions by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11531&SEO=russia-avoids-comments-on-possible-sanctions-by-usa Moscow, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Presidency avoided today to make comments on a possible US sanction package against this country, due to the attitude assumed in the conflict with Syria, where it is fighting terrorist groups. Palestinian Factions Intensifies Fighting in Lebanese Refugee Camp http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11530&SEO=palestinian-factions-intensifies-fighting-in-lebanese-refugee-camp 10 de abril de 2017, 16:08Beirut, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Irregular bursts of heavy machine-guns fires and rocket-propelled grenades continued to be heard tonight at Ain El-Hilweh Refugee Camp, where clashes between Palestinian factions have kept the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on tenterhooks today. UN: Fighting in Western Mosul Displaced 280,000 Iraqis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11529&SEO=un-fighting-in-western-mosul-displaced-280000-iraqis 10 de abril de 2017, 16:04United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) At least 280,000 people left their homes to escape violence in the western part of Mosul, where the Iraqi army is carrying out an offensive to expel the Islamic State (ISIS), the United Nations informed today. Protest in Italy against G-7 Foreign Ministers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11528&SEO=protest-in-italy-against-g-7-foreign-ministers-meeting Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Several hundred people marched in the Italian city of Lucca, about 350km northwest of the capital, to protest against the G-7 foreign ministers meeting there. Iranian President Defends Peaceful Solution in Syria, Condemns Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11527&SEO=iranian-president-defends-peaceful-solution-in-syria-condemns-attack 10 de abril de 2017, 15:59Tehran, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said today that a peaceful solution is the essential and final way to end the crisis in Syria, and condemned the U.S. attack, which he described as inconsistent with international law. Turkish Defense Minister to Meet his US Counterpart http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11526&SEO=turkish-defense-minister-to-meet-his-us-counterpart 10 de abril de 2017, 15:58Ankara, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik announced his trip to Washington Monday to meet his US counterpart James Mattis to talk about the Syrian situation as part of their agenda. Ecuadorian Electoral Council President Denounces Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11525&SEO=ecuadorian-electoral-council-president-denounces-threats 10 de abril de 2017, 15:52Quito, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, has denounced threats from followers of the opposition group CREO-SUMA, who are inciting people today to cause chaos, after their defeat in the general elections. Almost 500,000 Somalis Trying to Escape from Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11524&SEO=almost-500000-somalis-trying-to-escape-from-drought 10 de abril de 2017, 15:47Mogadishu, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 440,000 Somalis have reportedly left their places since November due to the intense drought, a number that increases every day while the climatic situation deteriorates. Cuban Music to Light Up New Orleans Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11523&SEO=cuban-music-to-light-up-new-orleans-jazz-festival 10 de abril de 2017, 15:34Guantanamo, Cuba Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Musicians of the Cuban ensemble ''Changüí Guantanamo'' are readying themselves to delight the audience attending the 47th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, at the end of this month in the United States. Ecuadorian Ambassador Highlights inCuba Importance of Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11522&SEO=ecuadorian-ambassador-highlights-incuba-importance-of-integration Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Humanism and solidarity are the cornerstone of fraternal relations between Latin American and Caribbean peoples, said Ecuador''s ambassador to Cuba, Fabian Solano. Cuba Thanks Centro Sur Support against US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11521&SEO=cuba-thanks-centro-sur-support-against-us-blockade Geneva, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has thanked the organization Centro Sur for its constant support in the fight against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against this Caribbean nation. Oldest Tooth Filling Was Made By an Ice Age Dentist in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11520&SEO=oldest-tooth-filling-was-made-by-an-ice-age-dentist-in-italy Washington,Apr 10(Prensa Latina) Scared of the dentist? Be glad you don''t live in the Ice Age. A pair of 13,000-year-old front teeth found in Italy contain the earliest known use of fillings - made out of bitumen. German Army Investigates 275 Fascist Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11519&SEO=german-army-investigates-275-fascist-crimes 10 de abril de 2017, 13:29Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The German military intelligence (MAD) investigated 275 cases of alleged infiltration of the Army by the far right, according to a press release today. Turkish Foreign Minister to Attend Meeting on Syria in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11518&SEO=turkish-foreign-minister-to-attend-meeting-on-syria-in-italy 10 de abril de 2017, 13:26Ankara, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of State of Turkey, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, confirmed today the assistance to the meeting that will take place in Italy, to debate between a group of countries the situation of the war in Syria. Cuba Prioritizes Investments to Mitigate Drought in Eastern Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11517&SEO=cuba-prioritizes-investments-to-mitigate-drought-in-eastern-provinces 10 de abril de 2017, 13:21Guantanamo, Cuba, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH) of Cuba is giving today priority to investments, in an effort to mitigate the effects of the intense drought that affects a big portion of the island's eastern provinces. Investigation into Terrorist Attack in Sweden Still in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11516&SEO=investigation-into-terrorist-attack-in-sweden-still-in-progress 10 de abril de 2017, 13:19Stockholm, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Swedish National Police Director Dan Eliasson announced today details of the ongoing investigation into the recent terrorist attack carried out in this capital, after which a suspect of Uzbek origin was arrested. No Joint Declaration in G-7 Energy Ministers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11515&SEO=no-joint-declaration-in-g-7-energy-ministers-meeting 10 de abril de 2017, 13:10Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 meeting of energy officials concluded today without the announced joint statement, due to contradictions between the United States and its allies on climate change. 20 Suspected Terrorists Arrested in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11514&SEO=20-suspected-terrorists-arrested-in-russia 10 de abril de 2017, 13:06Moscow,Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian security authorities detained 20 persons suspected of carring out terrorists activities in Nayabersk, Yamala-Nenetsk Siberian district. Toyota Announces Record $1.33 Billion Investment in Kentucky Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11513&SEO=toyota-announces-record-1.33-billion-investment-in-kentucky-plant 10 de abril de 2017, 12:42Washington, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina)The future of automobile production is now. A $1.33 billion investment- the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second-largest in state history- will make Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. ALBA Meeting Began in Havana With a Call for Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11512&SEO=alba-meeting-began-in-havana-with-a-call-for-unity Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) With a call for unity, organization, and solidarity, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez inaugurated today the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). Japan Led Researchers Prepare to Drill Down to Earth's Mantle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11511&SEO=japan-led-researchers-prepare-to-drill-down-to-earths-mantle Tokyo, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Aiming for the world''s first-ever direct excavation of the Earth''s mantle, an international research group led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will conduct a preliminary study in the waters off Hawaii in September,according to Japan News. Colombian Attorney's Office to Begin Investigation of Mocoa Tragedy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11510&SEO=colombian-attorneys-office-to-begin-investigation-of-mocoa-tragedy Bogota, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian prosecutor''s office will begin an investigation into the tragedy of Mocoa, which has caused at least 315 deaths, in order to clarify the actions of officials in charge of protecting the population, Caracol Radio confirmed today. UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11509&SEO=un-security-council-discusses-climate-change-impact-on-security United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council held a meeting today under the Arria Formula to discuss the impact of climate change on international stability, a forum focused on the threat of sea level increase. Calm Returns to El Salvador After Active Seismic Night http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11508&SEO=calm-returns-to-el-salvador-after-active-seismic-night San Salvador, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Calm returned to El Salvador today after a hectic night with 13 earthquakes, four of them perceptible, including one of 3.9 degrees magnitude on Richter scale. World Trade Is Facing a 'Critical' Moment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11507&SEO=world-trade-is-facing-a-critical-moment Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) recognized today that international trade is at a ''critical'' moment. Southern European Countries Analyze Future of the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11506&SEO=southern-european-countries-analyze-future-of-the-european-union Madrid, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the seven countries of the European Union (EU) are meeting in this capital today to discuss the consequences of the removal of the United Kingdom from the community bloc. USA to Sell War Planes to Nigeria to Fight Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11505&SEO=usa-to-sell-war-planes-to-nigeria-to-fight-boko-haram Washington, April 10 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government will continue with the intention of selling high-tech aircraft to Nigeria to fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group, officials reported today. South Africans Ought to Continue Fighting Racism, President Zuma Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11504&SEO=south-africans-ought-to-continue-fighting-racism-president-zuma-says Pretoria, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) South Africans should continue endeavoring to build a non-racial society and fight racism in memory of late struggle stalwart Chris Hani. El Salvador Calls for Dialogue in Venezuela at ALBA Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11503&SEO=el-salvador-calls-for-dialogue-in-venezuela-at-alba-meeting San Salvador, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez will ratify today the Salvadoran position of support for dialogue in order to seek political consensus in Venezuela, during a meeting of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). Cuban Medical Brigade in Its Second Week of Activities in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11502&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-in-its-second-week-of-activities-in-peru Pirura, Peru, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade begins its second week of work in the shelters of victims of the heavy rains and floods in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings. President Zuma Calls on South Africans to Unite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11501&SEO=president-zuma-calls-on-south-africans-to-unite Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has called Monday on South Africans to unite in building a sustainable economy following the recent credit rating downgrades and following opposition demonstrations last Friday. More than 450,000 Migrants Cross Mexican Territory Annually http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11500&SEO=more-than-450000-migrants-cross-mexican-territory-annually Mexico, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Every year more than 450 thousand people, mainly Central Americans, annually cross the Mexican territory to the United States, it transcended here today. Academic Day of Ballet Schools Meeting Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11499&SEO=academic-day-of-ballet-schools-meeting-begins-in-cuba Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The classes, workshops and conferences of the XXIII International Meeting of academies for the teaching of ballet began today in the main school institution of this art in Cuba, with representatives of a dozen countries. Guatemala: OAS in Trouble for Fighting Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11498&SEO=guatemala-oas-in-trouble-for-fighting-venezuela By Isabel Soto Mayedo UN Special Rapporteur Begins Official Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11497&SEO=un-special-rapporteur-begins-official-visit-to-cuba Havana, April 10 (Prensa Latina) The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations (UN) on the human rights of Human Trafficking victims, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, will begin today an official visit to Cuba. G-7 Foreign Ministers Begin Meeting in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11496&SEO=g-7-foreign-ministers-begin-meeting-in-italy Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) G-7 Foreign Ministers begin today their two-day annual meeting in the Italian city of Lucca with an agenda focused on confronting terrorism and eradicating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Russian Spacecraft with Three Astronauts on Board Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11494&SEO=russian-spacecraft-with-three-astronauts-on-board-lands Moscow, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft successfully landed in a Kazakh desert area today after bringing to Earth the Russian cosmonauts Serguei Richikov and Andrei Borisenko, along with NASA representative Robert Shane Kimbrough. Syrian Allies Ratify Condemnation of US Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11493&SEO=syrian-allies-ratify-condemnation-of-us-aggression Damascus, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Joint Operations Command Center of Syria''s allies ratifies support for this country of the Levant and condemns US aggression, according to a statement released today in Damascus. Security Strengthened in Indian Kashmir after Wave of Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11492&SEO=security-strengthened-in-indian-kashmir-after-wave-of-violence New Delhi, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Today in the morning the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir was under strict security measures after violence unleashed by separatist sectors that left eight dead and dozens injured. India, Australia Boost Economic, Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11491&SEO=india-australia-boost-economic-trade-ties New Delhi, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Prime Ministers of India, Narendra Modi, and Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, today addressed strategies to increase bilateral ties, especially in economy and the fight against terrorism. Indian Army Kills Four Insurgents in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11490&SEO=indian-army-kills-four-insurgents-in-kashmir New Delhi, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) In the nth clash on the common border, the Indian army killed today four Islamist insurgents who attempted to enter Pakistan from the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, where several separatist groups are active. Indian PM Condemns Attacks in Egypt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11489&SEO=indian-pm-condemns-attacks-in-egypt New Delhi, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condemned attacks on two Coptic churches in Egypt in which 47 people were killed and over 100 were injured. Panamanian Architectural Heritage to Disappear http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11488&SEO=panamanian-architectural-heritage-to-disappear Panama, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) La Casa Wilcox, built in 1913 and an art-deco architectural heritage of Panama in the city of Colon, will be demolished due to the damage suffered for decades, although people defending heritage oppose the measure. Colombia Triples Average Global Homicide Rate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11487&SEO=colombia-triples-average-global-homicide-rate Bogota, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Colombia continues to be one of the most violent countries in the world, with a homicide rate that today triples the average global average, despite advances to conclude the peace process in the country. French Group Will Travel to Cuba for Mayday Festivities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11486&SEO=french-group-will-travel-to-cuba-for-mayday-festivities París, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the solidarity organization Cuba Sí Francia is prepared to travel to the Caribbean nation and participate there in the festivities of the International Workers'' Day, declared the president of the group, Charly Bouhana. Mexico Bets on Development of Aerospace Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11485&SEO=mexico-bets-on-development-of-aerospace-industry Mexico, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico hopes to be in the next years among the 10 first countries in sales of the aerospace services and products, the Secretary of the Economy (SE) projects. ALBA Countries Meet in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11484&SEO=alba-countries-meet-in-havana Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America-Trade Treaty of the People (ALBA-TCP, in Spanish) is holding in Havana Monday its 15th ordinary session as a follow up of the body''s 15th Summit held in Caracas, Venezuela, in March. US Attack on Syria Sends Message to Other Countries, Says Tillerson http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11482&SEO=us-attack-on-syria-sends-message-to-other-countries-says-tillerson Washington, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that the missile attack on an air base in Syrian should be taken by other nations as a message on the consequences of breaking international laws. Meeting of Ballet Schools from Various Countries Starts in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11481&SEO=meeting-of-ballet-schools-from-various-countries-starts-in-havana Havana, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Students and teachers of ballet schools from various countries will share experiences from today in Cuba on the artistic education and the suitable development of techniques. Sweden: Thousands of Demonstrators Condemn Recent Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11480&SEO=sweden-thousands-of-demonstrators-condemn-recent-terrorist-attack Stockholm, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) With a crowded demonstration at the central plaza Sergels Torg, near the recent target of a terrorist attack, thousands of people in Sweden condemned the action and asked authorities for strengthened security. Tillerson: US Attack in Syria Sends Message to Other Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11479&SEO=tillerson-us-attack-in-syria-sends-message-to-other-countries Washington, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that the missile attack on a Syrian air base should serve other nations as a message on the consequences of violating international standards. Iran Describes Struggle for Peaceful Nuclear Technology as Genuine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11478&SEO=iran-describes-struggle-for-peaceful-nuclear-technology-as-genuine 09 de abril de 2017, 13:47Tehran, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) President Hassan Rouhani described Iran´s efforts to use its legitimate right to access peaceful nuclear technology, a sector that showed an impressive growth last year, as genuine. Pope Francis Gives Condolences for Attacks in Egypt and Sweden http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11477&SEO=pope-francis-gives-condolences-for-attacks-in-egypt-and-sweden Rome, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis gave his deepest condolences to Pope Tawadros II, the Coptic Church and the Egyptian people for the attack perpetrated against a temple in Cairo. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Interference by Foreign Governmen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11476&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-rejects-interference-by-foreign-governmen Caracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez today called on several Latin American right-wing governments not to ''get involved in the internal affairs of Bolivar''s homeland'' and stop promoting foreign intervention in this South American nation. Moscow Criticizes Suspension of British Foreign Minister Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11475&SEO=moscow-criticizes-suspension-of-british-foreign-minister-visit Moscow, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry linked today the suspension of the British Minister of the Exterior, Boris Johnson, with his ignorance or lack of capacity to understand the real situation in Syria. Podemos Still in Second Place of Spanish Electors' Preference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11471&SEO=podemos-still-in-second-place-of-spanish-electors-preference 09 de abril de 2017, 12:09Madrid, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The anti-austerity party Podemos holds its second place in the preference of Spanish electorate, behind the group that sustains the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy, revealed today a survey. Elections in France: Four Politicians Lead the Fight http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11466&SEO=elections-in-france-four-politicians-lead-the-fight 09 de abril de 2017, 12:03Paris, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Although there is a total of 11 candidates in the French elections, only four are able to position themselves as favorites today, with exactly two weeks to go before the first round of elections. Bolivia Condemns US Southern Command Statements on Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11468&SEO=bolivia-condemns-us-southern-command-statements-on-venezuela La Paz, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed resounding condemnation and rejection for the interfering statements made by admiral Kurt W. Tidd, leader of US Southern Command, about Venezuela, seeking to justify actions to destabilize the region. American Sports Council Assembly Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11472&SEO=american-sports-council-assembly-highlighted By Rolando de la RiberaSanto Domingo, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Ordinary Assembly of the American Council of Sports (CADE, in Spanish), which discussed key issues for the development of sports in the region, was highlighted as very important for all the countries of the Americas. New Market in Old Town of Aleppo, Syria, Inaugurated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11474&SEO=new-market-in-old-town-of-aleppo-syria-inaugurated 09 de abril de 2017, 11:34Damascus, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A part of the old part of the Syrian city of Aleppo comes back to life and rescues the traditions in the neighborhood of Halab al-Yadida with multiple options and the offer of employment to more than 500 settlers, Damascus press media informed today. Iran Reiterates Support for Syria in View of US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11464&SEO=iran-reiterates-support-for-syria-in-view-of-us-attack Damascus, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The US attack sought to strengthen terrorists, said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hasan Rohani, who reiterated his country´s support, said today the media. Iran Insists on International Mission to Investigate Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11473&SEO=iran-insists-on-international-mission-to-investigate-attack-on-syria 09 de abril de 2017, 11:17Tehran, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Parliament of Iran, Alí Larijani, demanded today the creation of an international mission to determine who used chemical weapons in Syria and considered the U.S. attack on the Arab country just the beginning. Double Bombing in Egypt Kills 37 and Wounds Hundreds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11461&SEO=double-bombing-in-egypt-kills-37-and-wounds-hundreds 09 de abril de 2017, 10:54 Cairo, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Two terrorist attacks with explosives that took place today against Coptic Christian churches in northern Egypt and claimed by the Islamic State left at least 37 dead and 138 wounded people. Brazilian Bishops Call for Mobilization Against Retirement Reform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11460&SEO=brazilian-bishops-call-for-mobilization-against-retirement-reform 09 de abril de 2017, 10:27Brasilia, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A note that encourages Christians to mobilize against the reform of the pension system promoted by President Michel Temer today attracts attention in the parishes of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte. Russia Considers Negative Sending US Aircraft Carriers to Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11456&SEO=russia-considers-negative-sending-us-aircraft-carriers-to-korea Moscow, April 9 (Prensa Latina) Sending a strike group led by USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula would increase tensions in that region and a sharp reaction from Pyongyang, the Russian Senate warned today. Largest Manganese Reserve Found in Southwest China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11455&SEO=largest-manganese-reserve-found-in-southwest-china Beijing, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A reserve of 203 million tons of manganese, the largest in Asia, was found in southwest China''s Guizhou province, local officials said on Friday. Health Fairs in Bolivia: Light of Hope with the Support of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11453&SEO=health-fairs-in-bolivia-light-of-hope-with-the-support-of-cuba By Cosset Lazo Pérez Santa Cruz, Bolivia, April 9 (Prensa Latina) The head of medical assistance of the Cuban brigade in Bolivia, Alina Ochoa, highlighted today the impact of the Health Fairs that since 2016 Cuban collaborators carry out here. Bolivia Accuses IAPA of Concealing Outrage against Reporters in Chil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11452&SEO=bolivia-accuses-iapa-of-concealing-outrage-against-reporters-in-chil 08 de abril de 2017, 16:11La Paz, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Communication Minister Gisela Lopez criticized the attitude assume by the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), after its refusal to make a statement about the outrage committed against journalists from this country in Chile. Fidel Castro Left an Everlasting Legacy, Says Cuban Professor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11451&SEO=fidel-castro-left-an-everlasting-legacy-says-cuban-professor 08 de abril de 2017, 15:31Bogota, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prominent Academician Luis Suarez described today as everlasting the thinking of Cuban revolution founder Fidel Castro, during a meeting held in this capital to honor him. French-Cuban Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11450&SEO=french-cuban-forum-on-science-technology-and-innovation-announced 08 de abril de 2017, 14:52Havana, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The French-Cuban Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation will be held in this capital from April 10-12 to promote experience exchange and assess the plans for bilateral cooperation, the official newspaper Granma published today. The Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC) will be the venue of the event, in which figures and researchers from both countries will participate, expert from the Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Raisa Rodriguez told the newspaper. Russia Denounces Lack of Evidence by USA to Attack Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11449&SEO=russia-denounces-lack-of-evidence-by-usa-to-attack-syria Moscow, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry denounced today the lack of evidence to prove the existence of chemical weapons at the Shayrat air base, a pretext used by the United States to attack that facility. Cuban Condemnation to US Attack against Syria Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11448&SEO=cuban-condemnation-to-us-attack-against-syria-highlighted Damascus, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Different Syrian media outlets highlighted today Cuba''s condemnation to the US attack against the Shayrat air base in the province of Homs, calling it ''blatant violation of the International Law.'' India Extends $4.5 Billion Line of Credit to Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11447&SEO=india-extends-4.5-billion-line-of-credit-to-bangladesh New Delhi,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina)India and Bangladesh signed a slew of agreements today, including a $4.5 billion concessionary line of credit from India for development projects in Bangladesh, as the South Asian neighbors try to deepen their ties. Hundreds Flee After Three Strong Quakes Strike Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11446&SEO=hundreds-flee-after-three-strong-quakes-strike-philippines Manila, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of residents of coastal areas in a province south of the Philippine capital fled to higher ground fearing a tsunami on Saturday after a series of earthquakes on the main island of Luzon. International Probe Must Be Launched in Syrian Attack: Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11445&SEO=international-probe-must-be-launched-in-syrian-attack-iran Teherán,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina)Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the formation of an impartial international fact-finding committee to look into a purported chemical attack in Syria''s Idlib Province. Basque Separatists ETA Hand List of Arms Caches to Frence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11444&SEO=basque-separatists-eta-hand-list-of-arms-caches-to-frence París,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Basque separatist group ETA,which means Euskadi Ta Askatasuna, has handed a list of 12 arms caches to the French authoprioties today according to the coordinator of the Commission for International Verification, Ram Manikkalingam as in order to finally disband. Al-Shabab Dismisses Somali President Offer of Amnesty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11443&SEO=al-shabab-dismisses-somali-president-offer-of-amnesty 08 de abril de 2017, 09:02Mogadishio,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Al Shabab rejected the amnesty offered by Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo,according to local media. Four Major Indian High Courts Headed by Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11442&SEO=four-major-indian-high-courts-headed-by-women 08 de abril de 2017, 08:14New Delhi, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) For the first time in history, four women head the major high courts of India, although the number of females in these instances is still low. Pakistani Security Forces Killed 10 Extremists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11441&SEO=pakistani-security-forces-killed-10-extremists 08 de abril de 2017, 08:13Islamabad, April 8 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani police killed 10 alleged members of the radical organization Jamaatul Ahrar, including the mastermind of a recent attack on a shopping mall in the eastern city of Lahore, today reported Geo TV. Over 800 Clandestine Graves Found in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11440&SEO=over-800-clandestine-graves-found-in-mexico Mexico, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR) has since 2007 to 2016, filed official reports of 855 clandestine graves from where one thousand 548 corpses were exhumed, it was known today. Phillipine President to Visit Middle East Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11439&SEO=phillipine-president-to-visit-middle-east-countries Manila, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Phillipine President, Rodrigo Duterte, will start next Monday in Saudi Arabia a tour to three countries of the Middle East, where he will promote the rights of his co-nationals working in those territories, informed today government sources. Gold Price Reaches its Top Rate in Five Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11438&SEO=gold-price-reaches-its-top-rate-in-five-months 08 de abril de 2017, 00:20London, April 8 (Prensa Latina) Gold price has recently reached its maximum of five months as it strengthened as a refuge after the US attack against Syrian air base. Spain to Be Guest Country of Honor at Gibara Film Festival, Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11437&SEO=spain-to-be-guest-country-of-honor-at-gibara-film-festival-cuba Havana, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Gibara International Film Festival, to be held in Cuba from April 16 to 22, will have Spain as a guest country of honor, the organizing committee informed. Regional Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba Starts in the Philippine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11436&SEO=regional-meeting-of-solidarity-with-cuba-starts-in-the-philippine Hanoi, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba will begin today in the Philippine capital, Manila, with the participation of around 120 delegates from 18 countries that will debate issues regarding the current situation in the Caribbean country, organizers confirmed. Russia Notifies Suspension of Direct Telephone Line to The Pentagon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11435&SEO=russia-notifies-suspension-of-direct-telephone-line-to-the-pentagon 07 de abril de 2017, 20:33Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry notified the Pentagon today of the direct telephone communication services for emergencies, especially during missions in Syrian airspace. Clarinet Party Begins in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11434&SEO=clarinet-party-begins-in-havana 07 de abril de 2017, 19:53Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) With the purpose of playing several styles of the universal repertoire, especially Latin American and US compositions, the Clarinet Party gathered today in this capital 30 Cuban and foreign clarinetists. Venezuela Deplores Interference of US Southern Command Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11433&SEO=venezuela-deplores-interference-of-us-southern-command-leader 07 de abril de 2017, 17:49Caracas, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Venezuela deplored today the statements by admiral Kurt Tidd, leader of the US Southern Command, who suggested a regional solution for an alleged humanitarian crisis. Chile Confirms Communist Party as National Political Organization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11432&SEO=chile-confirms-communist-party-as-national-political-organization 07 de abril de 2017, 17:47Santiago de Chile, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Communist Party gained support from important figures and in general, it was formally confirmed as a national organization, with more than 50,000 members so far. South Sudan: Combats Displace 6,000 People in Four Days http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11431&SEO=south-sudan-combats-displace-6000-people-in-four-days 07 de abril de 2017, 17:46Juba, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Clashes between soldiers and rebels in South Sudan, in the central state of Equatoria, displaced six thousand persons since last Monday, reported today a representation of the United Nations in South Sudan. New Demonstrations against Serbian President-Elect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11430&SEO=new-demonstrations-against-serbian-president-elect 07 de abril de 2017, 17:24Belgrade, April 7 (Prensa Latina) For the fifth consecutive day, thousands of demonstrators walked round Belgrade´s main streets rebuffing the results of Sunday 2''s presidential elections, widely won by the Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic. Several Cuban Players to PLay in Can-Am League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11429&SEO=several-cuban-players-to-play-in-can-am-league 07 de abril de 2017, 17:22Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Several Cuban baseball players will integrate the payrolls of the teams of the Canadian-American Independent League (Can-Am), said today sources of the National Federation of the sport. Cuba and European Association of Geoscientists Sign Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11428&SEO=cuba-and-european-association-of-geoscientists-sign-agreement 07 de abril de 2017, 17:08Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Society of Geology (SCG) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers signed today a cooperation agreement to boost exchange of information and literature. Sweden: Possible Author of Terrorist Attack Arrested http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11427&SEO=sweden-possible-author-of-terrorist-attack-arrested 07 de abril de 2017, 16:50Stockolom, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The police of the Swedish capital arrested a person in the north district of the city Friday, because of his possible relation with the attack carried out in the capital, said a local newspaper Friday. Fires Damages 14,000 hectares of Forest in Honduras http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11426&SEO=fires-damages-14000-hectares-of-forest-in-honduras 07 de abril de 2017, 16:42Tegucigalpa, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) At least 14,000 hectares of forest have been damaged in Honduras due to forest fires so far this year, the Natural Resources and Environment Secretariat reported today. Cuba Extols World Health Day in Battle against Depression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11425&SEO=cuba-extols-world-health-day-in-battle-against-depression 07 de abril de 2017, 16:41Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Day 2017 has Depression as central theme this year, a pathology that affects 300 million people around the globe, and is promoted in Cuba with a Festival of Integration hosted by this city, Correa Says People´s Victory Defeated Old Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11424&SEO=correa-says-peopleas-victory-defeated-old-ecuador 07 de abril de 2017, 16:39Quito, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, said today that Lenin Moreno''s recent people´s electoral victory defeated ''the whole old country.'' Somalia: Death Toll for Attack on Bus Rises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11423&SEO=somalia-death-toll-for-attack-on-bus-rises 07 de abril de 2017, 16:29Mogadishu, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) An attack on a bus in southern Somalia left some 20 fatalities, including five children, and various injured on a road in Lower Shabelle. Peru: Former President's Son Investigated for Money Laundering http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11421&SEO=peru-former-presidents-son-investigated-for-money-laundering 07 de abril de 2017, 16:09Lima, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian Attorney Office for Money Laundering opened an investigation into congressman Kenjo Fujimori, son of former President Alberto Fujimori and brother of Keiko, leader of the party Fuerza Popular, which has most seats in the Parliament, said sources today. WFTU Condemns Bombings against Syria by US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11420&SEO=wftu-condemns-bombings-against-syria-by-us 07 de abril de 2017, 16:08Athens, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) condemned Friday the bombings against Syria by the United States, after the recent US attack to the air base of Shayrat located in the region of Hams. Trump Places very High Value on Meeting with Xi Xinping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11419&SEO=trump-places-very-high-value-on-meeting-with-xi-xinping 07 de abril de 2017, 16:07Washington, April 7 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump said that it has been quite interesting to meet with the President of the People''s Republic of China, Xi Xinping, as part of a two-day meeting. Dies Sixth Fatal Victim of Terrorist Attack in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11418&SEO=dies-sixth-fatal-victim-of-terrorist-attack-in-london 07 de abril de 2017, 16:06London, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The sixth victim of the terrorist attack carried out two weeks ago in the British capital died today due to injuries suffered after falling from the Westminster Bridge to the River Thames, police informed. Olympic Marathon Champion Positive in Doping Test http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11417&SEO=olympic-marathon-champion-positive-in-doping-test London, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Olympic champion in the marathon at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Kenyan cross-country runner Jemima Sumgong, turned out to be positive for doping, said the organizers of the London Marathon. Brazilian Rafinha Off from FC Barcelona for the Season http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11416&SEO=brazilian-rafinha-off-from-fc-barcelona-for-the-season 07 de abril de 2017, 15:43Barcelona, Spain, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian midfielder Rafinha Alcantara will miss the rest of the pro soccer season, after suffering an arthroscopy in his right knee, an operation to which he was submitted to this Friday, said the Spanish pro osccer club today. Medvedev Sees Trump's Lack of Independence in Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11415&SEO=medvedev-sees-trumps-lack-of-independence-in-attack-on-syria 07 de abril de 2017, 15:29Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev considered today a demonstration of lack of independence the order by U.S. President Donald Trump to attack with cruise missiles the Syrian air base at Al Shairat in Homs. Mass Terror Attack in Sweden http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11414&SEO=mass-terror-attack-in-sweden 07 de abril de 2017, 15:27Stockholm, April 7 (Prensa Latina) At least five people were killed and several injured in a attack on this capital, which has been described as a terror attack by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. Increased Price of Gas Continues to Rise Inflation in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11413&SEO=increased-price-of-gas-continues-to-rise-inflation-in-mexico 07 de abril de 2017, 15:25Mexico, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The impact of increased gas price, which started on January 1st in Mexico, continues to rise inflation, according to data issued by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi). Colombian Govt. Highlights Demining Agreement with ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11412&SEO=colombian-govt.-highlights-demining-agreement-with-eln 07 de abril de 2017, 15:21Bogota, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The head of the government negotiators in the dialogues with the ELN, Juan Camilo Restrepo, emphasized today the disposition of that guerrilla to contribute to the demining work in Colombia, agreement derived from the first round of conversations. Bolivia Calls for UN Emergency Meeting on US Missile Strikes in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11411&SEO=bolivia-calls-for-un-emergency-meeting-on-us-missile-strikes-in-syria 07 de abril de 2017, 15:19United Nations, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia has requested to convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss unilateral actions taken by the United States against Syria. South Africa Strengthening Relations with Central America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11410&SEO=south-africa-strengthening-relations-with-central-america 07 de abril de 2017, 15:03Pretoria, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers has concluded his working visit to Central America where he strengthened bilateral relations, SA News reported Friday. ILO: Social Justice, a Basic Principle to Follow and Preserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11409&SEO=ilo-social-justice-a-basic-principle-to-follow-and-preserve Geneva, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The general director of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, expressed today that social justice is the main principle to follow and preserve, when talking about an ''unprecedented transformation'' of the world labor. Cuba Celebrates World Health Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11408&SEO=cuba-celebrates-world-health-day Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba joins today the day for World Health Day with a program of activities dedicated to the care of depression, a mental illness that is the center of attention this year. Bolivia:Chemical Weapons in Syria, is Only an Excuse for Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11407&SEO=boliviachemical-weapons-in-syria-is-only-an-excuse-for-aggression La Paz, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today considered that the United States used the excuse of chemical weapons in Syria for military intervention. Erdogan Considers Attack on Syria Positive but Insufficient http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11406&SEO=erdogan-considers-attack-on-syria-positive-but-insufficient Erdogan Considers Attack on Syria Positive but Insufficient Cuba and Mexico Discuss Migratory and Consular Matters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11405&SEO=cuba-and-mexico-discuss-migratory-and-consular-matters Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Diplomatic representatives from Cuba and Mexico met in Havana to discuss migration and consular matters during the 11th Bilateral Meeting of Working Group on those issues, the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Actors,Intellectuals Demand Guatemala to Respect Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11404&SEO=actorsintellectuals-demand-guatemala-to-respect-venezuela Guatemala, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity, chapter Guatemala, today requested the Government of Jimmy Morales to respect the right to self-determination and sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Costa Rica and Panama Take Actions against Illegal Cuban Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11403&SEO=costa-rica-and-panama-take-actions-against-illegal-cuban-migrants San José, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Costa Rica and Panama announced today the measures taken by both Central American nations regarding illegal Cuban migrants. UN Report Describes Humanitarian Crisis in the Gaza Strip http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11402&SEO=un-report-describes-humanitarian-crisis-in-the-gaza-strip 07 de abril de 2017, 11:39United Nations, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) A UN report reflects today the daily hardships faced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, a territory under a decade of the Israeli blockade and devastating bombings in recent years. North American Doctor Recognizes High Quality of Cuban Cardiology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11401&SEO=north-american-doctor-recognizes-high-quality-of-cuban-cardiology Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) American doctor, Roberto Lang, of the American Society of Echocardiography, has stressed today in this capital the level of the Cuban cardiology and the preparation of professionals in this branch of medicine. Peru: Cuban Doctors Take Care of Over 2,500 Patients http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11400&SEO=peru-cuban-doctors-take-care-of-over-2500-patients Piura, Peru, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade took care of a total of 2,570 patients, mostly children and adolescents, in four days of work in this northern city of the country and in the shelters of victims of the floods that hit this region. Cubana Airline Ready to Begin Flights This Summer to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11399&SEO=cubana-airline-ready-to-begin-flights-this-summer-to-italy Rome, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cubana de Aviacion airline in Italy expects to shortly begin flights with new summer''s offers for the transportation of passengers and international cargo. Chinese President Expresses Willingness to Work with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11398&SEO=chinese-president-expresses-willingness-to-work-with-trump Beijing, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping assured his willingness to work with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, in order to boost relations between the two countries from a new starting point, broadcast the government media here. Moscow and Damascus Denounce U.S. Aggression on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11397&SEO=moscow-and-damascus-denounce-u.s.-aggression-on-syria Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced today the U.S. aggression against a sovereign state as Syria, in violation of the international law and under a false argument, indicated the Kremlin. Venezuela Urges Solidarity Actions to Halt Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11395&SEO=venezuela-urges-solidarity-actions-to-halt-coup Caracas, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) called on the international community to undertake urgent actions of solidarity with Bolivar''s homeland and to avoid any act of interference that puts at stake the independence and sovereignty. USA Allies Support Attack on Syria, other Nations Condemn It http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11394&SEO=usa-allies-support-attack-on-syria-other-nations-condemn-it Washington, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The main international allies of the United States expressed today support for the launching of missiles against an air base in Syria, while other nations considered it a violation of international law. Cuba Concludes Geosciences 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11393&SEO=cuba-concludes-geosciences-2017 Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention, Geosciences 2017, is concluding here today after several days of debate on this field of knowledge and its contributions to the society and sustainable development. China Urges to Avoid Worsening Situation in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11392&SEO=china-urges-to-avoid-worsening-situation-in-syria Beijing, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry urged today to prevent a worsening situation in Syria following the attack last night by the United States against a Bashar al-Assad government base. Iran Says U.S. Attack on Syria Damages Regional Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11391&SEO=iran-says-u.s.-attack-on-syria-damages-regional-security Tehran, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Friday described the U.S. attack on Syria as dangerous, destructive and a violation of the fundamental rights of international law, and warned that it will damage security in the Middle East. Cuba Advocates Promotion of International Humanitarian Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11390&SEO=cuba-advocates-promotion-of-international-humanitarian-law Geneva, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated at the UN headquarters in Geneva to promote the development, dissemination and application of the norms and principles of international humanitarian law in a world where the nature of armed conflicts becomes more complex. Russia to Strengthen Syrian Anti-aircraft Defense, after US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11389&SEO=russia-to-strengthen-syrian-anti-aircraft-defense-after-us-attack Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia will strengthen the defense of Syrian air bases, following a United States attack on the Al Shasit facility, under false arguments, the Defense Ministry (Mindef) said today. Friday of Protests in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11388&SEO=friday-of-protests-in-south-africa Pretoria, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) South Africa lives a Friday of protests summoned by opposition parties against President Jacob Zuma''s recent decision to reshuffle the Cabinet. The Government and Police authorities had called on demonstrators and organizers to do so within the designated routes in a peaceful manner. Collateral Damage from US Attack on Syrian Air Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11387&SEO=collateral-damage-from-us-attack-on-syrian-air-base Damascus, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Of the 59 Tomahawk-type US missiles launched at Shayrat''s Syrian air base, 23 hit targets and the rest killed at least nine people and wounded others in nearby villages, military sources said. Syria Denounces US Attack on Military Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11386&SEO=syria-denounces-us-attack-on-military-base Damascus, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces in Syria have denounced today that the ''wrong strategy'' by the United States undermines the fight against terrorism in reference to the attack against an air base in the province of Homs. Three Indian Soldiers Killed by Avalanche in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11385&SEO=three-indian-soldiers-killed-by-avalanche-in-kashmir New Delhi, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Indian army recovered the bodies of three soldiers who were buried by a snow avalanche in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. 49 Alleged Members of Extremist Group Arrested in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11384&SEO=49-alleged-members-of-extremist-group-arrested-in-bangladesh Dhaka, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Bangladeshi security forces arrested 49 alleged militants of Jamaatul Mujaheedin Bangladesh (JMB), a radical organization targeted for an offensive due to its deadly attacks in recent months, including the assault on a capital restaurant. India's Economy Will Grow, ADB estimates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11383&SEO=indias-economy-will-grow-adb-estimates New Delhi, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Boosted by reforms and improved investor confidence, the Indian economy could grow by 7,4 percent in the current fiscal year, started on April 1, today forecast the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Ecuador Readies for Macro Business Round 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11382&SEO=ecuador-readies-for-macro-business-round-2017 Quito, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador readies to host the 6th Macro Business Round that will gather local exporters and foreign investors next June 6 and 7. European Central Bank Will Maintain its Monetary Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11381&SEO=european-central-bank-will-maintain-its-monetary-policy Berlin, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) will maintain its present monetary policy which includes buying bonds and interest rates in record minimums, it was officially informed. Nicaragua, Russia Open Satellite Monitoring Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11380&SEO=nicaragua-russia-open-satellite-monitoring-station Managua, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua and Russia have opened in Managua a station of the Glonass satellite global monitoring system that will be available for other Central American countries. Costa Rican Experts Rise Alert on Poas Volcano http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11379&SEO=costa-rican-experts-rise-alert-on-poas-volcano San Jose, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of the Group of Volcanic and Seismological Surveillance of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) advised to take prevention measures given the increased fumes coming from the Poas volcano. Living Traditions from Cuba and the World to Converge in the Island http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11378&SEO=living-traditions-from-cuba-and-the-world-to-converge-in-the-island Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The International Council of Organizations for Folklore Festivals and Folk Art (CIOFF) is currently joining efforts with the movement of amateur artists in Cuba to meet here at the Dance Party. Cuban Beach Volleyball Teams to Compete on NORCECA Circuit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11377&SEO=cuban-beach-volleyball-teams-to-compete-on-norceca-circuit Havana, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban male and female beach volleyball teams will compete at the first stop of the North, Central America and Caribbean (NORCECA) Beach Volleyball Circuit, in La Paz, Baja California. Syria Condemns US Missile Attack on Air Base as Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11376&SEO=syria-condemns-us-missile-attack-on-air-base-as-aggression Damascus, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have condemned as an aggression the Tomahawk missile attack on an air base in the province of Homs in the early hours of this Friday, the local television reports. Syrian Air Base Destroyed by US Unilateral Missile Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11375&SEO=syrian-air-base-destroyed-by-us-unilateral-missile-attack Damascus, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian air base of Shairat in the central province of Homs, 180 kilometers north of Damascus was totally destroyed by a US unilateral missile attack ordered by President Donald Trump, the Syrian television reported. Cuban and Portugal Strengthen Ties in Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11374&SEO=cuban-and-portugal-strengthen-ties-in-tourism 06 de abril de 2017, 19:08Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) High-level delegations from Portugal and Cuba strengthened ties through the signing of a Cooperation Agreement to develop tourism. Thailand´s King Promulgates New Constitution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11373&SEO=thailandas-king-promulgates-new-constitution 06 de abril de 2017, 17:36Bangkok, April 6 (PL) His Majesty the King, Maha Vajiralongkorn, promulgated today the Thailand´s 20th constitution which paves the way to the next elections scheduled for late 2018, the media reported. Cuban Record Company Launches Benny More´s Classic Hits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11372&SEO=cuban-record-company-launches-benny-moreas-classic-hits 06 de abril de 2017, 17:19Cienfuegos, Cuba, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban record company Bis Music launched a collection of the most famous classic hits by Benny More (1919-1963). Cuba Plans to Lower Child Mortality Rate in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11371&SEO=cuba-plans-to-lower-child-mortality-rate-in-2017 06 de abril de 2017, 17:18Havana, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported today to the press its commitment to cut the infant mortality rate down to under four per thousand live births this year. First Cycle of Colombian Government-ELN Peace Negotiations Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11370&SEO=first-cycle-of-colombian-government-eln-peace-negotiations-concludes 06 de abril de 2017, 17:16Sangolqui, Ecuador, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The peace negotiators between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) concluded today their first round of talks to put an end to more than 50 years of armed conflict in Colombia. Iran: 90 Aftershocks Reported After Earthquake that Left 35 Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11369&SEO=iran-90-aftershocks-reported-after-earthquake-that-left-35-victims 06 de abril de 2017, 16:57Tehran, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) A 4.7-earthquake on the Richter scale was the strongest of the more than 90 aftershocks reported in Iran, following the earthquake that caused 35 victims, said today specialists. Havana Hosts Meeting Cuba-USA on Echocardiography http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11368&SEO=havana-hosts-meeting-cuba-usa-on-echocardiography 06 de abril de 2017, 16:53Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Hospital Hermanos Ameijeiras, in this capital city, hosts from today until next Saturday the 1st Meeting Cuba-USA on Advanced Echocardiography, with over 320 participants. US Strategy to Destabilize Venezuela Denounced in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11367&SEO=us-strategy-to-destabilize-venezuela-denounced-in-cuba 06 de abril de 2017, 16:41Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to Cuba Ali Rodriguez denounced in this capital that the current situation in his country answers to a strategy by the United States and the right in the continent to isolate and destabilize it. Correa Blames US Hackers for Ecuadorean Elections Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11366&SEO=correa-blames-us-hackers-for-ecuadorean-elections-attack 06 de abril de 2017, 16:39Quito, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has blamed US hackers for the April 2´s National Electoral Council´s webpage offline during presidential elections. New Effort in Bolivia to Reduce Housing Deficit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11365&SEO=new-effort-in-bolivia-to-reduce-housing-deficit 06 de abril de 2017, 16:02La Paz, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice president Alvaro Garcia Linera ratified today his Government''s willingness to build new houses to reduce the housing deficit in the country. USA Congratulates Lenin Moreno´s Presidential Election Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11364&SEO=usa-congratulates-lenin-morenoas-presidential-election-victory 06 de abril de 2017, 15:37Washington, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The United States congratulated today Lenin Moreno for his victory in the second round of Ecuador''s presidential election on April 2. Panama Rebuffs OAS Maneuver against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11363&SEO=panama-rebuffs-oas-maneuver-against-venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 15:23Panama, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Some 40 domestic and international personalities and social organizations have signed an open letter -addressed to the Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela-, rebuffing the actions taken by the Organization of American States (OAS) against Venezuela. Polls Reveals Increase of Concern about Corruption in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11362&SEO=polls-reveals-increase-of-concern-about-corruption-in-spain 06 de abril de 2017, 15:21Madrid, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Spanish citizens'' concern about corruption and fraud, phenomena that have prevailed in the national political panorama for months, increased in 7.5 percent in March, compared to the previous month, an official poll revealed today. Universities Support Double Russian-Cuban Degree http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11361&SEO=universities-support-double-russian-cuban-degree 06 de abril de 2017, 15:18Havana, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Ibero-American Center of the Russian Social State University, Berenice Cervantes, said today that this center and its Guantanamo counterpart are planning a double Russian-Cuban degree without the need for the students to travel to Moscow. Philippines Welcomes Ceasefire Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11360&SEO=philippines-welcomes-ceasefire-agreement 06 de abril de 2017, 13:34Manila, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Philippines authorities welcomed today the ceasefire agreement reached with the National Democratic Front, political arm of the New People''s Army (NEP) by expressing its hope that it will prevent more bloodshed. India Demands Permanent UN Security Council Seat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11359&SEO=india-demands-permanent-un-security-council-seat 06 de abril de 2017, 13:21New Delhi,Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Expressing confidence that India would become a permanent member of the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the country expected that the new members would have the same rights, including the veto power, as the existing permanent members. Russia With More Security Measures Ahead of FIFA 2018 World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11358&SEO=russia-with-more-security-measures-ahead-of-fifa-2018-world 06 de abril de 2017, 13:05Moscow, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Football Union will take additional measures to boost security at stadiums ahead of the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. South Africa Investing on Textile Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11357&SEO=south-africa-investing-on-textile-industry 06 de abril de 2017, 13:04Pretoria, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of South Africa has approved US$355,650,000 to help boost the clothing and textile sector to create and save jobs, SA News reported. Drought, Cholera Kills Over 400 People in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11356&SEO=drought-cholera-kills-over-400-people-in-somalia 06 de abril de 2017, 12:51Mogadishu, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Over 400 people, including children, have died from drought and a cholera outbreak since 2017 in southern and central Somalia. Argentine Trade Unions on General Strike,First Incidents are Reported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11355&SEO=argentine-trade-unions-on-general-strikefirst-incidents-are-reported 06 de abril de 2017, 12:38Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The general strike of the Argentine labor federation, CGT, the first against the government of Mauricio Macri, has began early today and there are already strong incidents at the Panamericana Avenue. UN Special Rapporteur on Human Trafficking to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11354&SEO=un-special-rapporteur-on-human-trafficking-to-visit-cuba 06 de abril de 2017, 12:30Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) UN official Maria Grazia Giammarinaro will pay an official visit to Cuba from April 10 to 14, the Foreign Ministry informed today. Strong Reaction of Iran to Statements Made By Theresa May in Riyadh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11353&SEO=strong-reaction-of-iran-to-statements-made-by-theresa-may-in-riyadh 06 de abril de 2017, 12:27Tehran, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Iran has strongly refuted accusations by Britain''s Prime Minister Theresa May and reminded her of the responsibility of the former colonial metropolis with thousands of deaths in Yemen and the rest of the region. Cuban Medical Brigade Increases Activities in Peruvian Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11352&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-increases-activities-in-peruvian-region 06 de abril de 2017, 12:22Piura, Peru, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade that attends in this city and its vicinities to the victims of the heavy floods that hit the region, increased today its activities at the request of the local health authorities. New York Film Festival Pays Homage to Cuban Director Juan Padron http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11351&SEO=new-york-film-festival-pays-homage-to-cuban-director-juan-padron 06 de abril de 2017, 12:15New York, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the Havana Film Festival in New York is paying tribute to Cuban cartoon director, Juan Padron, who today described as exciting the organizers'' deference. European MP Demand Rejection of External Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11350&SEO=european-mp-demand-rejection-of-external-interference-in-venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 12:08Madrid, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Member of Parliaments from Spain, Slovenia and Portugal have called on the European Parliament (EP) to reject external maneuvers against Venezuela from the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, and to accompany the dialogue supported by UNASUR and the Vatican. Brazil Host South-South Event on Sustainable Production, Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11349&SEO=brazil-host-south-south-event-on-sustainable-production-consumption 06 de abril de 2017, 11:52Brasilia, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 countries, and about 100 authorities and specialists are participating here today in the Conference on South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Production and Consumption, promoted by the UN Environment Program. Transgenic Soya Planting Suspended in Mexican Mayan Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11348&SEO=transgenic-soya-planting-suspended-in-mexican-mayan-communities 06 de abril de 2017, 11:50Mexico, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The second chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) ordered the suspension of the sowing of transgenic soya in four communities in the municipality of Bacalar, Quintana Roo, for a period of six months, it was reported today. Syrian Foreign Minister Rejects the Use of Chemical Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11347&SEO=syrian-foreign-minister-rejects-the-use-of-chemical-weapons 06 de abril de 2017, 11:35Damascus, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem reiterated today that Syria categorically rejects the use of chemical weapons in the province of Idleb and denounced that such events are part of a manipulated and false campaign. Chilean Columnists Warn of Conspiracy in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11346&SEO=chilean-columnists-warn-of-conspiracy-in-venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 11:32Santiago, Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Two well-known Chilean columnists, the lawyer and ex diplomat Eduardo Contreras and the journalist Marcel Garces, warned of a conspiracy against the Venezuelan Government. Hussein Execution was Moved Forward Because of Gaddafi Rescue Plans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11345&SEO=hussein-execution-was-moved-forward-because-of-gaddafi-rescue-plans 06 de abril de 2017, 11:29Baghdad, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The execution of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was accelerated due to the belief that the then Libyan leader, Muammar El-Gaddafi, had a plan to rescue him from prison, Judge Mounir Haddad revealed today. Governor Deplores Closure of University of Puerto Rico Due to Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11344&SEO=governor-deplores-closure-of-university-of-puerto-rico-due-to-strike 06 de abril de 2017, 11:25San Juan, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The indefinite strike decreed by the students of the state University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is not a solution to their fiscal precariousness, said Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares when deploring the action. Russian ROSATON Explained in Bolivia the Nuclear Energy Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11342&SEO=russian-rosaton-explained-in-bolivia-the-nuclear-energy-potential La Paz, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian state corporation ROSATOM offered two lectures to the students and the Bolivian scientific community on the possibilities of nuclear technology, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy of the South American country announced today. Cuban Services at Vietnam Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11340&SEO=cuban-services-at-vietnam-tourism-fair Hanoi, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The International Tourism Fair of Vietnam has opened its doors here today as a platform in which neighboring nations and Cuba are participating, to promotes not only its traditional attractions but also the cultural product. Syrian President Describes as Remarkable Progress in Reconciliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11339&SEO=syrian-president-describes-as-remarkable-progress-in-reconciliation Damascus, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad has said today that the hope of ending the war could become a reality through the fight against terrorism and the implementation of national reconciliation. Growth of Asian Developing Economies Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11338&SEO=growth-of-asian-developing-economies-predicted Manila, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Developing economies of Asia will grow 5.7 percent this year and the next, predicted a regional institution in a report published here today. Plans for Coup against Venezuelan Gov't Detailed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11337&SEO=plans-for-coup-against-venezuelan-govt-detailed Caracas, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Details of a coup plot that includes street violence and attacks on military units, in order to create a scenario conducive to foreign military intervention, were unveiled here by Bolivarian leader Diosdado Cabello. Legislative General Elections in Argentina summoned in October http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11336&SEO=legislative-general-elections-in-argentina-summoned-in-october Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean government announced that primary legislative elections will be held on August 13, followed two months later on October 22 by general elections. China Calls for Moderation After New Launch of DPRK Missile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11335&SEO=china-calls-for-moderation-after-new-launch-of-dprk-missile Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Ministry reiterated its call for moderation after the launching of a new missile of the People''s Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), which keeps the countries of the region on tenterhook. Arrests in Russia after the Finding of a Bomb in St. Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11334&SEO=arrests-in-russia-after-the-finding-of-a-bomb-in-st.-petersburg Moscow, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Russian security forces arrested three people, after disabling an explosive device in St. Petersburg today, while in the Rostov-on-Don region one person was injured when a bomb camouflaged in a bluff exploded. People of Venezuela March to Defend Bolivarian Constitution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11333&SEO=people-of-venezuela-march-to-defend-bolivarian-constitution Caracas, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Members of non-governmental organizations and social movements march in this capital today to demonstrate against the interference policies of the international right-wing and show their readiness to defend the Constitution and peace of Venezuela. Cuba Attends Main Agricultural Fair in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11332&SEO=cuba-attends-main-agricultural-fair-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) AgroExpo-2017, the largest agricultural fair in El Salvador, has proposed to its visitors today to approach the Cuban experience in the implementation of public policies that affect crops and producers. Seven Cuban Projects in Global Telecoms Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11331&SEO=seven-cuban-projects-in-global-telecoms-competition Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Seven Cuban projects are competing today in different categories of the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017, Cubadebate posted today. China, Finland Agree to Boost Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11330&SEO=china-finland-agree-to-boost-cooperation Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping, who concludes an official visit to Helsinki today, agreed with his Finnish counterpart, Sauli Niinisto, to establish a new type of association of pragmatic cooperation that will also increase mutual political trust. Social Effervescence Echoes in Argentina, Labor Unions at Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11329&SEO=social-effervescence-echoes-in-argentina-labor-unions-at-strike Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Argentina woke up today with a strike by almost all sectors called by the labor union CGT (General Labor Confederation), in a call to the Government to end the implemented economic policies. Eight-year-old Girl Living with Monkeys Rescued in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11328&SEO=eight-year-old-girl-living-with-monkeys-rescued-in-india New Delhi, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Indian police rescued an eight-year-old girl living with several monkeys in a natural park in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, today revealed the national press. Pakistan Denies Problems with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11327&SEO=pakistan-denies-problems-with-iran Islamabad, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan is trying to convince Iran that the appointment of Raheel Sharif, former Army Chief, as the highest representative of a Muslim military alliance led by Saudi Arabia is not aimed against Tehran. Indian Economic Capital on Alert by IS Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11326&SEO=indian-economic-capital-on-alert-by-is-threats New Delhi, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The western state of Maharashtra is on alert today after receiving reports on plans by the Islamic State to execute attacks in Mumbai city, the economic and financial capital of India. China Strengthens Links with Central and East European Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11325&SEO=china-strengthens-links-with-central-and-east-european-nations Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli, will visit Estonia, Slovenia and Albania, and is to participate in the meetings to be held in Russia and Kazakhstan from April 11 thru 19, informed today the Foreign Ministry. New International Trade Union to be based in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11324&SEO=new-international-trade-union-to-be-based-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Confederacion General de Trabajadores de Colombia (CGT) announced the summon to constitute a new international trade unión organization, called Alternativa Democratica Sindical to be presented in Bogota this month. CEPAL Announces Meeting in Mexico on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11323&SEO=cepal-announces-meeting-in-mexico-on-sustainable-development Santiago de Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development will be held in Mexico, from April 26-28, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced. Alicia Alonso Willing to Strengthen Ballet in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11322&SEO=alicia-alonso-willing-to-strengthen-ballet-in-latin-america Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso said thar today it is a priority to increase the presence of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) in Latin American countries and show the skills of the region in ballet. EU: Brexit Negotiation Will Be Slow and Careful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11321&SEO=eu-brexit-negotiation-will-be-slow-and-careful Brussels, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The search for an agreement on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, known as the Brexit, will be a slow, complex and organized process. CARICOM Mission will Observe General Elections in The Bahamas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11320&SEO=caricom-mission-will-observe-general-elections-in-the-bahamas Nassau, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) A mission of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will closely monitor the development of the general elections in the Bahamas, scheduled for May, Caribbean News Service reported today. Cuban and US Nautical Authorities To Exchange Experiences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11319&SEO=cuban-and-us-nautical-authorities-to-exchange-experiences Havana, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Authorities for recreational nautical activity and directors of Cruising World Magazine exchanged insights for a growing US interest in sailing across this archipelago. Intimidation in Turkish Campaign Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11318&SEO=intimidation-in-turkish-campaign-denounced 05 de abril de 2017, 18:32Ankara, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) denounced here the intimidation suffered by supporters for the ''No'' option in the campaign for the referendum in Turkey, to be held on April 16th. Cuban Group Fosters Recovery of Spanish Dances almost Disappeared http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11317&SEO=cuban-group-fosters-recovery-of-spanish-dances-almost-disappeared 05 de abril de 2017, 18:02Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The group Danza Isleña Portadora de Poza, with a unique tradition almost disappeared in Cuba, is fostering conservation and promotion of the Canary Islands heritage, which was brought here by the European immigration flow. Uruguay Confirms Participation in Bioceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11316&SEO=uruguay-confirms-participation-in-bioceanic-railway 05 de abril de 2017, 17:58La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister for Public Works Milton Claros said today that Uruguay confirmed its participation in the construction of the Central Bioceanic Railway CFBC), an initiative boosted by President Evo Morales. UN Recognizes Colombian Government and FARC-EP Commitment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11315&SEO=un-recognizes-colombian-government-and-farc-ep-commitment 05 de abril de 2017, 17:52United Nations, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The members of the UN Security Council recognized today Colombian government and the FARC-EP commitment to stopping the internal conflict in Colombia. Germany Supports Cash and Rejects ECB Stimulus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11314&SEO=germany-supports-cash-and-rejects-ecb-stimulus 05 de abril de 2017, 17:45Berlin, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Brigitte Zypries, German minister of Economy, supported today the permanence of cash and deplored the policy suggested by the European Central Bank (ECB) for financial stimulus in a meeting at the ministry of Economy. Debates on International Humanitarian Law in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11312&SEO=debates-on-international-humanitarian-law-in-cuba 05 de abril de 2017, 17:33Havana, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of various institutions and senior officials of the Armed Forces from Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela are participating at the 2nd International Humanitarian Law Meeting, opened today in Havana. Number of Deaths after Landslides in Colombia Still Rising http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11311&SEO=number-of-deaths-after-landslides-in-colombia-still-rising 05 de abril de 2017, 17:21Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed today that the number of deaths due to landslides in the municipality of Mocoa rose to 293, while around 300 settlers are missing. Crimes against Journalists in Mexico still Unpunished http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11310&SEO=crimes-against-journalists-in-mexico-still-unpunished 05 de abril de 2017, 17:20Mexico, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The vast majority of crimes against Mexican journalists continue today without punishment, as recognized by the Attorney General''s Office of the Republic (PGR). Dominican Free Zone Workers Call for Wage Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11309&SEO=dominican-free-zone-workers-call-for-wage-increase 05 de abril de 2017, 17:08Santo Domingo, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Federation of Free Trade Zone, Industry, Commerce, Services and Related Workers (Fenatrazonas) called today for a 40% wage increase for employees in that sector. Cuban University Singer-Songwriter Festival Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11308&SEO=cuban-university-singer-songwriter-festival-begins 05 de abril de 2017, 16:28Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The second edition of the National Festival of University Singer Songwriters began today in this capital, with the objective of promoting and boosting the work by young singer songwriters. Germany Approves Bill against Children Marriage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11307&SEO=germany-approves-bill-against-children-marriage 05 de abril de 2017, 16:27Berlin, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The German government today approved a draft law against child marriage and marriages with minors, announced today the German Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas. Russia Accuses London of Using Security Council against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11306&SEO=russia-accuses-london-of-using-security-council-against-syria 05 de abril de 2017, 16:03United Nations, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia accused today the United Kingdom (UK) of trying to use the United Nations Security Council as an instrument to impose a change of regime in Syria. Over 600 Died in Malaysian Immigration Detention Centers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11305&SEO=over-600-died-in-malaysian-immigration-detention-centers 05 de abril de 2017, 16:02Kuala Lumpur, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia is currently facing up some international criticism over the lack of attention to illegal immigrants, after more than 600 people have died during their stay in prisons or detention center in the last two years. Real Madrid without Cristiano, Bale and Kroos before Leganes in Spani http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11304&SEO=real-madrid-without-cristiano-bale-and-kroos-before-leganes-in-spani 05 de abril de 2017, 15:53Madrid, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Real Madrid will meet today the Leganes, in a match corresponding to the Spanish Football League without several of its heavyweights, such as the Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo, Welshman Gareth Bale and German Toni Kroos. IOC Disqualifies another Three Gold Medalists from 2008 and 2012 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11303&SEO=ioc-disqualifies-another-three-gold-medalists-from-2008-and-2012 05 de abril de 2017, 15:52Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) informed Wednesday the disqualification -because of doping- of two fighters - champion and runner-up - who competed in the Games of Beijing in 2008, and to a female weightlifter, gold medalist in London 2012. Ballet Nacional de Cuba to Tour Spain, Italy, France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11302&SEO=ballet-nacional-de-cuba-to-tour-spain-italy-france 05 de abril de 2017, 15:48Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will tour Spain, Italy and France starting on April 30, announced today the direction of the company directed by the legendary artist Alicia Alonso. Debates on Paraguayan Crisis to Continue at Round-Table Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11301&SEO=debates-on-paraguayan-crisis-to-continue-at-round-table-discussion 05 de abril de 2017, 15:36Asuncion, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The first session of the round-table discussion called by President Horacio Cartes to give some solutions to the Paraguayan political crisis concluded today with the sole agreement to continue debating on next Friday,. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Denounces Coupist Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11300&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-denounces-coupist-plan 05 de abril de 2017, 15:33Caracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez regarded the coupist plan orchestrated by the rightwing opposition of her country, trying to start violence on the streets of the Venezuelan capital. Bolivian FM Said OAS Must Respond its Members´ Interests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11299&SEO=bolivian-fm-said-oas-must-respond-its-members-interests 05 de abril de 2017, 15:09La Paz, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni stated today at OAS´ Permanent Council Meeting that this agency must respond to the interests of all its members without favoring the richest. Germany Proposes Law to Eliminate False News from Social Networks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11298&SEO=germany-proposes-law-to-eliminate-false-news-from-social-networks 05 de abril de 2017, 15:07Berlin, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The German Government presented today a bill to eliminate false news from virtual social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. New Specialized Bookstore for the Youth Opened in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11297&SEO=new-specialized-bookstore-for-the-youth-opened-in-cuba 05 de abril de 2017, 15:05Guantanamo, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) With the inauguration of the new children's bookstore "El Cochero Azul", sponsored by the Cuban Book Institute and Gente Nueva Publishing House, the Book Fair 2017 started here today. Opposition Demonstration Cause Traffic Jams in Ecuadorian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11296&SEO=opposition-demonstration-cause-traffic-jams-in-ecuadorian-capital 05 de abril de 2017, 15:03Quito, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Closed roads, burned tires and traffic jams are some of the irregularities experienced today in central avenues of the Ecuadorian capital due to demonstrations of the Ecuadorian opposition that refuses to accept its defeat at the polls. Danza Ñáñiga to Celebrate International Jazz Day in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11294&SEO=danza-naniga-to-celebrate-international-jazz-day-in-cuba 05 de abril de 2017, 13:28Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The voice of Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, accompanied by Chucho Valdés on the piano, defends today the jazz sonorities in the theme Danza Ñáñiga that promotes the celebration of the World Day of that genre. Raúl Castro Sends Condolences to Putin for Russian Subway Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11293&SEO=raul-castro-sends-condolences-to-putin-for-russian-subway-attack 05 de abril de 2017, 13:21Moscow,, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz expressed today his deepest condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the victims of the terrorist attack perpetrated in the subway of St. Petersburg. Videoart Festival Continues in Cuban Province of Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11292&SEO=videoart-festival-continues-in-cuban-province-of-camaguey 05 de abril de 2017, 13:15Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) A selection of 79 works will be presented today at the 7th International Camagüey Videoart Festival (Fivac), which will run until April 9 in this central-eastern city of Cuba. The First North American Invention: How Clovis Made Fluted Arrow Tips http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11291&SEO=the-first-north-american-invention-how-clovis-made-fluted-arrow-tips 05 de abril de 2017, 13:14Washington, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Clovis people first crossed the icy land bridge between Asia and North America about 13,500 years ago, bringing stone-tipped hunting weapons with them. Nasa's Cassini to End 20 Year Mission by Crashing into Saturn http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11290&SEO=nasas-cassini-to-end-20-year-mission-by-crashing-into-saturn 05 de abril de 2017, 13:02Washington,Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) After 22 orbits between the planet and its rings, Nasa plans for Cassini to ‘break apart, melt, vaporize and become part of the very planet it left Earth to explore'' Study Reveals 10,000 Years of Genetic Continuity in North America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11289&SEO=study-reveals-10000-years-of-genetic-continuity-in-north-america 05 de abril de 2017, 12:48Washington,Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Studies corroborate the veracity of oral natives traditions,that say that the natives living today in Alask are decendant from groups that arrived there 10 thousand years ago. Terrorists Abduct 4 Aid Workers in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11288&SEO=terrorists-abduct-4-aid-workers-in-somalia 05 de abril de 2017, 12:35Mogadiscio, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina)Suspected Al-Shabaab militants kidnapped four World Health Organisation, WHO, workers in southern Somalia on Tuesday, police said. Cuba Brings its Rhythm to New Orleans Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11287&SEO=cuba-brings-its-rhythm-to-new-orleans-jazz-festival Washington, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of Cuban artists will make a distinctive note this year at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, recognized as one of the most important of its kind today in the world. FARC-EP Send Another Shipment with Aid to Mocoa Survivers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11286&SEO=farc-ep-send-another-shipment-with-aid-to-mocoa-survivers Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) has sent two tonnes of food for people affected by the landslides in the Colombian municipality of Mocoa, which phenomenon killed at least 290,000 , Confirmed today news. Caribbean Development Bank Giving High Priority to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11285&SEO=caribbean-development-bank-giving-high-priority-to-climate-change Bridgetown, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina)The Caribbean Development Bank has as high priority climate change,said President Warren Smith. Cuban Civil Aeronautics Increases Operations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11284&SEO=cuban-civil-aeronautics-increases-operations Havana, Apr 5 (PL) Cuba holds on as more airlines land in the 10 air terminals attending international flights, it was officially reported today. European Football Head Says NO to Super League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11283&SEO=european-football-head-says-no-to-super-league Helsinki,Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Aleksander Ceferin today strongly opposed the idea that the best clubs in Europe should be in a Super League, and warned that his organisation will not give in to blackmail of the most powerful and rich clubs in the continent. Diosdado Cabello: OAS Signs its Death Certificate in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11281&SEO=diosdado-cabello-oas-signs-its-death-certificate-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The OAS signed its death certificate, assured here the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, after the regional body did not recognize Bolivia as the pro tempore presidency of the Permanent Council. Foreign Experts Discuss Geological Sciences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11280&SEO=foreign-experts-discuss-geological-sciences-in-cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Experts from around the world are debating today at the 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention about the contribution of this field to sustainable development. Al-Attiyah Extends Cars Lead in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11279&SEO=al-attiyah-extends-cars-lead-in-abu-dhabi-desert-challenge Abu Dabi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah extended his advantage in the car category to 1hr 46min 03sec after the fourth 250.25km selective section of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan on Wednesday. More Than 1000 Peruvians Already Treated by Cuban Medical Brigade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11278&SEO=more-than-1000-peruvians-already-treated-by-cuban-medical-brigade Piura, Peru, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) More than a thousand patients were treated by the Cuban medical brigade arriving in this northern city of the country to assist the victims of the floods that devastated this territory, the group leader, Rolando Piloto said today. Erdogan: Next Military Operation to Reach Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11277&SEO=erdogan-next-military-operation-to-reach-iraq Ankara, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assured today in a TV interview that the new cross-border military campaign will be broader than the Eufhrates Shield operation and will reach Iraqi territory. High Participation of Readers at Cuba's Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11276&SEO=high-participation-of-readers-at-cubas-book-fair Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The International Book Fair in Cuba, FIL 2017, has reports today high levels of participation in each of its chapters in provinces, in addition to significant sales, the president of the organizing committee, Juan Rodriguez, said. Bolivia Demands Spanish Firm to Resume Work on Hydroelectric http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11275&SEO=bolivia-demands-spanish-firm-to-resume-work-on-hydroelectric La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The State National Electricity Enterprise (ENDE) of Bolivia demanded today that Spanish firm Corsán-Corviam resumes work at the hydroelectric plant of Miguillas and put a deadline of April 16. XX Biennial of Graphic Humor Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11274&SEO=xx-biennial-of-graphic-humor-ends-in-cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) With the commitment to promote Latin American graphic humor and the invitation to upcoming meetings, the 20th edition of the San Antonio de los Baños Biennial, in the western Cuban province of Artemisa, says good bye today. France Promises to Respond to Demands of French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11273&SEO=france-promises-to-respond-to-demands-of-french-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France will respond to all the demands made by demonstrators in Guiana as part of the general strike that began more than a week ago, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve promised today. Spanish Parties Abort Statement against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11272&SEO=spanish-parties-abort-statement-against-venezuela Madrid, April 5 (Prensa Latina) United We Can and the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) frustrated today the pretension of the Spanish conservative government and other parties to approve an institutional declaration on Venezuela in the Congress of Deputies. Melenchon and Macron, Winners of Election Debate in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11271&SEO=melenchon-and-macron-winners-of-election-debate-in-france Paris, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Leftwing candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon and centrist Emmanuel Macron appear today as the great winners of the TV debate toward the elections in France, after having received the best opinions among citizens. Colombians to Start Crucial Historical Clarification Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11270&SEO=colombians-to-start-crucial-historical-clarification-process Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Senator Ivan Cepeda has called on Colombians today to participate in a crucial historical clarification process that will allow to know what happened during more than 50 years of violence and finally bring about national reconciliation. UNASUR Library Receives Cuban Donation with José Martí Books http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11268&SEO=unasur-library-receives-cuban-donation-with-jose-marti-books By Sinay Cespedes Moreno.Quito, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The library of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), located in the Middle of the World, received today books, as well as audiovisual and musical material donated by the Cuban Embassy. The complete works of José Martí and facsimile versions of the Golden Age (children's stories), also written by the Cuban national hero and renowned writer, journalist and Latin American thinker, were part of the donation. UN Security Council Analyzes Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11267&SEO=un-security-council-analyzes-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-syria 05 de abril de 2017, 10:20United Nations, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is analyzing today the situation in Syria, a session focused on allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Idleb, with an alleged number of casualties. UEFA Approves Helsinki Congress Reform Package http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11266&SEO=uefa-approves-helsinki-congress-reform-package Helsinki, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union Football Union (UEFA) unanimously approved a 55-member reform package, led by Slovenian President Aleksander Ceferin. Malaysia Rejects Trump's Statements on Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11265&SEO=malaysia-rejects-trumps-statements-on-trade Kuala Lumpur, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia has rejected today some statements made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, in which he attributes the U.S. deficit in that field to alleged unfair trade practices. Arab League Chief Condemns Syrian Incident on Chemical Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11264&SEO=arab-league-chief-condemns-syrian-incident-on-chemical-weapons 05 de abril de 2017, 09:53Cairo, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned today the incident involving chemical weapons in Syria and killed 72 people, calling it a ''major crime''. ECLAC Stresses Relevance of Direct Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11263&SEO=eclac-stresses-relevance-of-direct-foreign-investment Santiago de Chile, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Barcena highlighted the relevance of direct foreign investment (DFI) to contribute to Agenda 2030 targets for sustainable development. Council of Ministers of France Addresses Crisis in Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11261&SEO=council-of-ministers-of-france-addresses-crisis-in-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France''s Council of Ministers tackles today the situation in Guiana, a French overseas department where tensions are mounting with the occupation of the Space Center as part of the strike that began more than a week ago. British Airline Opens Flights to Cuban Resort of Varadero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11260&SEO=british-airline-opens-flights-to-cuban-resort-of-varadero Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) British airline Virgin Atlantic has started flights from the London Gatwick airport to Varadero''s famous Cuban resort, a website specializing in tourism posted today. Opposition Tries to Hinder Political Dialogue in Paraguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11259&SEO=opposition-tries-to-hinder-political-dialogue-in-paraguay Asunción, April 25 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of a dialogue to solve the political crisis in Paraguay summoned by President Horacio Cartes is set for today in this capital, although sectors of opposition could hinder it. Cuban Delegation Meets Several Sectors of Philippine Society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11258&SEO=cuban-delegation-meets-several-sectors-of-philippine-society Hanoi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Several sectors of the Philippine society are now interested in receiving first-hand information about Cuba, sources from the delegation attending the 8th Asia-Pacific Solidarity Meeting with the Caribbean country, said. Syria Denounces Manipulation of Alleged Chemical Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11257&SEO=syria-denounces-manipulation-of-alleged-chemical-attack Damascus, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Armed groups, the United Kingdom, France, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are behind the crime of chemical attack in the city of Khan Sheikhun, Idleb province, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said today. Somali Pirates Kidnap Pakistani Ship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11256&SEO=somali-pirates-kidnap-pakistani-ship Islamabad, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Somali pirates kidnapped a Pakistani-flagged merchant ship days after capturing another Indian vessel, today reported Geo TV. New Clash between Indian, Pakistani Troops in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11255&SEO=new-clash-between-indian-pakistani-troops-in-kashmir New Delhi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Indian and Pakistani troops today exchanged fire at the LoC, the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region, the fourth such incident in less than 48 hours. Six Killed in Suicide Bombing in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11254&SEO=six-killed-in-suicide-bombing-in-pakistan Islamabad, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Six people were killed, including four soldiers, and 15 others were injured today in a suicide attack in Lahore city, capital of Pakistan''s northeastern Punjab province. Child Labor in Panama Includes Minors under 14 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11253&SEO=child-labor-in-panama-includes-minors-under-14 05 de abril de 2017, 00:18Panama, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Child labor in Panama included 23,855 minors, with one forth of them at ages between five and nine years, according to a poll in October, 2016, published today by the General Comptroller''s Office. Scientists Show Uncertainty on Future Development of El Niño http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11252&SEO=scientists-show-uncertainty-on-future-development-of-el-nino Brna, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The predictions on the activity of meteorological phenomenon ''El Niño'' for the present year, are still uncertain, since it is not still known if it will develop at global, or at a local level, reported the World Weather Organization. In-Depth Debates during Petrogas-2017 Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11251&SEO=in-depth-debates-during-petrogas-2017-congress-in-cuba 04 de abril de 2017, 16:59Havana, April 4 (Prensa Latina) A dozen papers were debated by Cuban and foreign specialists at the 6th Petroleum and Gas Congress (Petrogas-2017), which will be held until next Friday at the Havana International Conference Center. Peruvian Regional Authorities Thank Cuban Medical Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11250&SEO=peruvian-regional-authorities-thank-cuban-medical-solidarity 04 de abril de 2017, 16:54Piura, Peru, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from the Peruvian region of Piura expressed their recognition to the solidary work of a Cuban medical brigade taking care of affected people by the floods in that territory of the north of Peru. Cuban Participation in Can-Am Baseball League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11249&SEO=cuban-participation-in-can-am-baseball-league 04 de abril de 2017, 16:51Havana, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Canadian officials will arrive in Cuba to evaluate the participation of a Cuban baseball team in the independent Can-Am League and the possible Cuban ballplayers hiring. Bolivia: OAS Should Be an Example of Respect to Institutionality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11248&SEO=bolivia-oas-should-be-an-example-of-respect-to-institutionality 04 de abril de 2017, 16:49La Paz, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today that the Organization of American States (OAS) should be an example for its respect to institutionality. Official Report Ratifies Electoral Victory by Lenin Moreno http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11247&SEO=official-report-ratifies-electoral-victory-by-lenin-moreno 04 de abril de 2017, 16:44Quito, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) ratified Lenin Moreno as the winner of the second round of the presidential electins in Ecuador, with 51.16 percent of the votes. UN Called for Financial Support after US Funding Withdrawal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11246&SEO=un-called-for-financial-support-after-us-funding-withdrawal 04 de abril de 2017, 16:36United Nations, April 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged grantors to increase their financial support to the Population Fund (UNFPA), following the US decision to end funding for this agency. Pope Francis Calls for Integration of Peoples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11245&SEO=pope-francis-calls-for-integration-of-peoples 04 de abril de 2017, 16:16Rome, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis affirmed today that only the path of integration between peoples guarantees a future of peace and hope for humanity. Orishas Group Provided Spain with Cuban Music http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11244&SEO=orishas-group-provided-spain-with-cuban-music 04 de abril de 2017, 16:13Madrid, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba´s well-known Hip-Hop Group Orishas, gave a spectacular closing ceremony sponsored by the Cuban embassy in Spain so as to strengthen ties with its immigration. IE Loses Four Leaders and Causes 35 Victims in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11243&SEO=ie-loses-four-leaders-and-causes-35-victims-in-iraq 04 de abril de 2017, 16:10Baghdad, April 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States-led international coalition killed four IE leaders in northern Iraq, while the terrorist group caused 35 civilian casualties with toxic gas bombs in Mosul. Names of People Killed after Russian Metro Bombings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11242&SEO=names-of-people-killed-after-russian-metro-bombings 04 de abril de 2017, 16:08Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Russian authorities published a list of 10 dead, while four more bodies will require DNA tests for recognition after the recent subway bomb attack in St. Petersburg. Syria Categorically Rejects Use of Chemicals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11241&SEO=syria-categorically-rejects-use-of-chemicals 04 de abril de 2017, 16:06Damascus, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Armed Forces General Command categorically denied allegations published in the media today on the use of chemical substances in the town of Khan Sheikhun, Idleb province. Cuba Defends at UN a Broader and More Representative Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11240&SEO=cuba-defends-at-un-a-broader-and-more-representative-security-council 04 de abril de 2017, 16:04United Nations, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba advocated today at the United Nations General Assembly a Security Council of at least 26 members and with a representation that guarantees greater presence of developing countries. Two Slovenian Mountaineers Found Dead in Italian Alps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11239&SEO=two-slovenian-mountaineers-found-dead-in-italian-alps 04 de abril de 2017, 16:02Rome, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The bodies of two Slovenian mountaineers were found 2,350m above the level on Mount Jof Fuart in the northern Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region, rescue workers said. Tribute of Choreographic Theater to Cuban Cultural Personalities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11238&SEO=tribute-of-choreographic-theater-to-cuban-cultural-personalities 04 de abril de 2017, 15:59Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The choreographic theater show Cuatro, an approach to deceased personalities of Cuban culture and conceived by the young dancer and choreographer Yadiel Durán, will return to the scene, it was informed here today. Jamaica Ready to Support Mosquito Control in Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11236&SEO=jamaica-ready-to-support-mosquito-control-in-caribbean Kingston, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican health authorities have the capacity to support other Caribbean nations in the development of effective programs to control mosquitos, official sources stated here Tuesday. Florida Aquarium Helps Create Underwater Coral Nursery in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11235&SEO=florida-aquarium-helps-create-underwater-coral-nursery-in-cuba Washington,Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) An international team of divers from The Florida Aquarium and the National Aquarium of Cuba constructed an underwater staghorn coral nursey in Cuba waters,according local media today. Prison Sentences for Opposition Newspaper Journalists in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11234&SEO=prison-sentences-for-opposition-newspaper-journalists-in-turkey Istanbul, April 4 (Prensa Latina) The prosecution in this city has requested imprisonment between 7.5 and 43 years for the 19 journalists of the daily Cumhuriyet, the main opposition center in Turkey, for membership or collaboration with terrorist organizations. India Rejects U.S. Mediation in Dispute with Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11233&SEO=india-rejects-u.s.-mediation-in-dispute-with-pakistan New Delhi, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) India today rejected the United States mediation in the dispute against Pakistan, pointing out that this is a bilateral issue. Prosecution Interrogates Ousted President Park Under Detention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11232&SEO=prosecution-interrogates-ousted-president-park-under-detention Seoul,Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) South Korean prosecutors began questioning the ousted president Park Geun-hye today for the first time since the court remanded her in custody on Friday on charges of corruption related scandal. More Than 15,000 Kidnapers Imprisoned in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11231&SEO=more-than-15000-kidnapers-imprisoned-in-mexico Maxico, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 15,380 kidnapers are jailed in Mexico today and 2,223 others are at large, according to security sources. Abu Dhabi Challenge: Dominant Nasser Al Attiyah Holds Advantage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11230&SEO=abu-dhabi-challenge-dominant-nasser-al-attiyah-holds-advantage Abu Dabi, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Defending champion Nasser Al Attiyah has promised not to take his foot off the gas in the remaining two stages of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge despite his sizeable lead at the top of the standings after three days of impeccable driving in his Toyota Hilux Overdrive. EcuRed Among Finalists of World Telecoms Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11229&SEO=ecured-among-finalists-of-world-telecoms-competition Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Collaborative Encyclopedia, EcuRed, is among the finalists chosen for the awards of the World Summit on the Information Society, local media reported today. Putin Discusses Anti-Terrorist Cooperation with France, Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11228&SEO=putin-discusses-anti-terrorist-cooperation-with-france-germany Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone today with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, and with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the possibility of cooperation in the fight against terrorism. UN Rapportour Demands Australia to Improve Indigenous Treatment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11226&SEO=un-rapportour-demands-australia-to-improve-indigenous-treatment United Nations, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, urged the Australian government to respect the self-determination of indigenous people and to combat racism against them. Cuban Symphony Orchestra in Concert with Italian Artists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11225&SEO=cuban-symphony-orchestra-in-concert-with-italian-artists Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Italian orchestra director Francesco Belli will direct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) next Sunday, in a concert to be performed at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Havana, in which they will perform works written by famous authors like Beethoven, Schumann and Stravinski. Five Killed in Terrorist Mortar Attacks on Damascus, Hama and Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11224&SEO=five-killed-in-terrorist-mortar-attacks-on-damascus-hama-and-aleppo Damascus, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Mortars shelled today by terrorist groups against residential areas of the Syrian cities Damascus, Mahardeh and Aleppo have reportedly left a toll of five dead and at least a dozen wounded. USA to Strengthen Security Controls on Friendly Countries Travelers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11223&SEO=usa-to-strengthen-security-controls-on-friendly-countries-travelers Washington, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The US Administration is considering implementing measures of greater control to tourists and travelers from countries considered friendly, according to press reports released today. Biennial of Graphic Humor, A Space for Latin American Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11222&SEO=biennial-of-graphic-humor-a-space-for-latin-american-art Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The 20th edition of the International Biennial of Graphic Humor begins today, as a key space for the development of Cuban and Latin American art, cartoonist Angel Boligan said. Nicaragua's Economic Productivity Receives New Boost http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11220&SEO=nicaraguas-economic-productivity-receives-new-boost Managua, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The government of Nicaragua is about to increase economic productivity in the country after receiving a loan of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) for 65 million dollars. Mexican Capital Implements Aid Plan for Those Deported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11221&SEO=mexican-capital-implements-aid-plan-for-those-deported Mexico, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Government of the Mexican capital implements from today and until April 22 the Migrante Welcome to Mexico City operation, which will serve citizens deported from the United States. Millionaire Health Spending in Barbados http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11219&SEO=millionaire-health-spending-in-barbados Bridgetown, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Barbados spent more than 360.34 million dollars last year in the health sector, said the minister of the branch, John Boyce. Senior Citizens' Priority at Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11217&SEO=senior-citizens-priority-at-cuban-health-system Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Alberto Fernandez, head of the Elderly Care Department at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), has recognized today the priority the Cuban health system has provided to the care of the elderly in the island . Different Electoral Alternative in Chile with Precandidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11216&SEO=different-electoral-alternative-in-chile-with-precandidate Santiago de Chile, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A different electoral alternative in Chile is gaining ground with precandidate Beatriz Sanchez, journalist, for the Frente Amplio, a leftwing coalition. Iran Announces Tension if Kurdish Secessionist Claims Advance in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11215&SEO=iran-announces-tension-if-kurdish-secessionist-claims-advance-in-iraq Tehran, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Iran, which has a population of four million Kurds, today defended the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, and predicted tensions if the pretensions of independence in the Kurdistan of the neighboring country come to fruition. Have Astronomers Finally Found Planet Nine? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11214&SEO=have-astronomers-finally-found-planet-nine Canberra, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A team of astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) is investigating the four unknown objects, following the launch of their planetary search on BBC''s Stargazing Live. Russia Strongly Decries British Allegations over Chemical Attack in S http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11213&SEO=russia-strongly-decries-british-allegations-over-chemical-attack-in-s Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry has strongly decried on Tuesday British allegations over a supposed chemical attack and air raids by Russian and Syrian forces on Khan Shaikhoun town in the Syrian province of Idleb. A Third of French Voters Still Undecided http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11212&SEO=a-third-of-french-voters-still-undecided Paris, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) About one-third of the French still do not decide who to vote for in the next presidential election, according to several polls released today. FIFA Trusts Russia's Safety for Confederations and World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11211&SEO=fifa-trusts-russias-safety-for-confederations-and-world-cup Zurich, Switzerland, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Football Federation (FIFA) today expressed its confidence in the safety of Russia for the holding of the Confederations Cup next June and the 2018 FIFA World Cup following the tragic event in St. Petersburg. New 50 Euro Note Enters into Circulation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11210&SEO=new-50-euro-note-enters-into-circulation Brussels, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A new 50 euro note, orange colored, enters into circulation today as the fourth of the Europa series with enough security elements to prevent forgery, it was officially informed today. Terrorists Attack Damascus Neighborhoods with Mortars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11209&SEO=terrorists-attack-damascus-neighborhoods-with-mortars Damascus, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) At least six people injured and several material damages was the result of 28 mortar shells launched by terrorist groups against neighborhoods in eastern Damascus, police sources reported in the capital. Bolivia to Denounce in Global Forums Institutional Coup in OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11208&SEO=bolivia-to-denounce-in-global-forums-institutional-coup-in-oas La Paz, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s ambassador to the OAS, Diego Pary, announced the determination to denounce in international forums the institutional coup to the presidency of his country in the Permanent Council of the hemispheric body. Cuban Youth is the Continuity of Cuban Revolution, Says Young Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11207&SEO=cuban-youth-is-the-continuity-of-cuban-revolution-says-young-leader Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban youth is today, on occasion of the 55th anniversary of its founding, a continuity and non-relay, is a guarantee of the present and future of the Revolution, the secretary general of the Young Communist League (UJC), Susely Morfa, said. Search of Missing Persons among Debris in Mocoa, Colombia, Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11206&SEO=search-of-missing-persons-among-debris-in-mocoa-colombia-continues Bogotá, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Survivors of one of the worst humanitarian tragedies in Colombia, Mocoa residents woke up again today in the mud and debris left by the avalanches, where they are still searching for missing relatives. Chinese President in Finland to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11205&SEO=chinese-president-in-finland-to-strengthen-ties Beijing, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping began today an official visit to Finland, where he's scheduled to sign several cooperation agreements and strengthen bilateral ties. Protests against Cuts to US Environmental Agency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11204&SEO=protests-against-cuts-to-us-environmental-agency Washington, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Several organizations in the US state of New York are mobilized today outside the office of Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer to protest against what they consider President Donald Trump''s attacks on the environment. Venezuelans Protest OAS Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11203&SEO=venezuelans-protest-oas-interference Caracas, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of militants from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela are leading a march today to reject OAS interference in the internal affairs of the South American nation and to support President Nicolás Maduro''s administration. Lavrov Calls for International Cooperation against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11202&SEO=lavrov-calls-for-international-cooperation-against-terrorism Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The explosion in the subway of Saint Petersburg demonstrates the need for a joint fight against terrorism, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Cuba Hosts 7th Convention on Geosciences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11201&SEO=cuba-hosts-7th-convention-on-geosciences Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Debate sessions, workshops and exhibitions of the 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention are beginning today in this capital, to link this knowledge with society and sustainable development. Remittances to Bangladesh Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11200&SEO=remittances-to-bangladesh-decreases Dhaka, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh received 9,190 million dollars in remittances in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (July-March), 16,19 percent less than in the same period in 2015-2016, today reported the Central Bank. Pakistan Remains Silent on Iranian Antiterrorist Alliance Criticism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11199&SEO=pakistan-remains-silent-on-iranian-antiterrorist-alliance-criticism 04 de abril de 2017, 07:44Islamabad, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan will remain silent on Iran''s questioning of Islamabad''s decision to approve the appointment of Raheel Sharif, former Pakistani Army Chief, as the highest representative of an Islamic alliance against terrorism, today revealed an official source. German Army to Activate New Unit against Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11198&SEO=german-army-to-activate-new-unit-against-cyber-attacks Berlín, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A new unit against cyberattacks will be operative next Wednesday in the German army, according to statements of authorities of the Ministry of Defense of this European nation spread by the local media. Argentinean Trade Unions Ready for Massive National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11197&SEO=argentinean-trade-unions-ready-for-massive-national-strike Buenos Aires, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentina starts this week with marches and protests of teachers and the Confederacion General de Trabajadores (CGT), that will stage its first big national strike next Thursday. Morena Will Take Primacy from PRI in Mexico, Assures Lopez Obrador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11196&SEO=morena-will-take-primacy-from-pri-in-mexico-assures-lopez-obrador By Raúl García Alvarez México, Apr 4(Prensa Latina) Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of the Movement Regeneracion Nacional (Morena), assured it will take away the primacy from the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) in power, in next June 4 elections. Panama: Record Seizure of Drugs in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11195&SEO=panama-record-seizure-of-drugs-in-2017 Panama, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A boat with drugs, that ran aground close to a beach called Juan Hombron at the Gulf of Panama, was captured and reported Monday with more than 12.5 tons of drugs, considered an unprecedented seizure. Venezuela Gives New Steps to Improve Economic Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11194&SEO=venezuela-gives-new-steps-to-improve-economic-model Caracas, Apr 4 (PL) The Secretary of Foreign Trade and International Investment, Jesus Faría, announced that the Government of Venezuela will give new steps to accelerate the transit to a socialist economy. Economic Growth Uncertain, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11193&SEO=economic-growth-uncertain-imf-says Washington, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today that mid-term production prospects are very uncertain in the world. US Air Force Bombings in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11192&SEO=us-air-force-bombings-in-yemen 03 de abril de 2017, 17:43Washington, April 3 (Prensa Latina) US air force carried out about 20 bombings this weekend in Yemen against Al Qaeda terrorist organization in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), according to the US Department of Defense. France Increases Transportation Security after Blast in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11191&SEO=france-increases-transportation-security-after-blast-in-russia 03 de abril de 2017, 17:42Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Matthias Fekl, French minister of Interior, announced today that security was increased in the public transportation network of the region Ile-de-France, as prevention measure following the explosion occurred in Russia. UN: Bolivia Asks for Release of Nationals Arrested in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11190&SEO=un-bolivia-asks-for-release-of-nationals-arrested-in-chile 03 de abril de 2017, 17:19La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni asked today the United Nations Human Rights Council to mediate in the situation to release nationals imprisoned in Chile. At least 262 People Killed by Mudslides in Mocoa, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11189&SEO=at-least-262-people-killed-by-mudslides-in-mocoa-colombia 03 de abril de 2017, 17:18Bogota, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said today that at least 262 people died due to Saturday''s avalanches of mud and water in Mocoa, Putumayo department. Paintings on Cuba Exhibited at European Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11188&SEO=paintings-on-cuba-exhibited-at-european-parliament 03 de abril de 2017, 17:15Brussels, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament hosted a four-day exhibition of paintings on Cuba made by painters Francisco Arredondo, from Cuba, and Linda Starbatty, from Germany, said today diplomatic sources. Erdogan Announces New Military Operations in Syrian Territory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11187&SEO=erdogan-announces-new-military-operations-in-syrian-territory 03 de abril de 2017, 17:14Ankara, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today that his army prepares new military operations in the region against terrorist groups, following the completion of the so-called Operation Euphrates Shield. French Govt. Rejects Rising Budget for Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11185&SEO=french-govt.-rejects-rising-budget-for-guiana 03 de abril de 2017, 16:13Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) First Prime Minister of France Bernard Cazeneuve, reaffirmed today his willingness to response the French Guyanese strikers demands, but he rejected the possibility to rise to $2.5 billions Euros the budget for the measures. Bolivia Adjourned OAS Meeting on Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11184&SEO=bolivia-adjourned-oas-meeting-on-venezuela 03 de abril de 2017, 16:12La Paz, April 3 (Prensa Latina) An Organization of American States (OAS) meeting on Venezuela was adjourned today by Bolivia because the respective call was not previously consulted and did not provide any information to the national delegation, which has been presided over the regional organism''s Permanent Council since last Saturday. Nearly 50,000 Turks Under Arrest Following 2016 Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11183&SEO=nearly-50000-turks-under-arrest-following-2016-coup 03 de abril de 2017, 15:54Ankara, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Turkey still has 47,155 people under arrest following the July 15, 2016 failed military coup, according to Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu. Russia Opens Terrorism Case after Subway Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11182&SEO=russia-opens-terrorism-case-after-subway-blast 03 de abril de 2017, 15:22Moscow, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia´s Investigation Committee (SKR) announced on Monday it had opened a criminal case over St. Petersburg subway blast. Bolivia Counts on Help of China to Organize Sports Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11181&SEO=bolivia-counts-on-help-of-china-to-organize-sports-games 03 de abril de 2017, 15:17La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of five experts from China arrived in Bolivia Monday to help in the arrangments for the ceremonies of inauguration and closing of the South American Sports Games in Cochabamba in 2018. Maduro Reaffirms Willingness to Do Justice for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11180&SEO=maduro-reaffirms-willingness-to-do-justice-for-peace 03 de abril de 2017, 15:15Caracas, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called upon the law imposition to those responsible for some acts which threaten people, in view of threats from right-wing sectors that committed themselves to violence. New Investments to Face Drought in Center of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11179&SEO=new-investments-to-face-drought-in-center-of-cuba 03 de abril de 2017, 15:14Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) An investment of 20 million Cuban pesos (20 million dollars at the official exchange) is now being executed by the Cuban National Hydraulic Resources Institute (INRH) to face a drought affecting the central zone of the island of Cuba. French Expert Studies Work of Cuban Emilio Bacardi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11178&SEO=french-expert-studies-work-of-cuban-emilio-bacardi 03 de abril de 2017, 14:42By Martha Cabrales Arias García Linera Confirms Fast Recovery of Bolivian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11177&SEO=garcia-linera-confirms-fast-recovery-of-bolivian-president 03 de abril de 2017, 14:39La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Álvaro García Linera confirmed today a rapid recovery of President Evo Morales, who underwent surgery in Cuba for a small nodule on the left vocal cord. IOC Denies Having Hidden Doping Results of Jamaican Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11176&SEO=ioc-denies-having-hidden-doping-results-of-jamaican-athletes 03 de abril de 2017, 13:52Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) denied today having covered up positive doping from Jamaican sprinters in the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008, as reported by the German public channel ARD. Oil Prices Drop Due to Oversupply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11174&SEO=oil-prices-drop-due-to-oversupply 03 de abril de 2017, 13:51London, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell today influenced by the oversupply in the markets, especially as there are more U.S. trading platforms in operation. Colombian Guerrilla Ready to Help Mocoa Reconstruction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11175&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ready-to-help-mocoa-reconstruction 03 de abril de 2017, 13:51Bogota, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander Iván Márquez confirmed that members of that guerrilla group are ready to help in the reconstruction of the municipality of Mocoa, which is experiencing a humanitarian tragedy after Saturday''s mudslides. Guadeloupe to Host 5th Congress of Writers of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11173&SEO=guadeloupe-to-host-5th-congress-of-writers-of-the-caribbean 03 de abril de 2017, 13:50Basse-Terre, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) More than one hundred of English,Spanish and French-speaking authors will participate in the 5th Congress of Writers of the Caribbean, which will take place from April 5 to 9 in Guadeloupe, confirmed today the Organizing Committee. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to President Mugabe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11172&SEO=cuban-president-sends-condolence-message-to-president-mugabe Harare, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz sent a condolence message to his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, because of the material damages and human losses caused by the floods in Zimbabwe, it was reported here Monday. International Danzon Festival Miguel Failde in Memoriam,Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11171&SEO=international-danzon-festival-miguel-failde-in-memoriamends-in-cuba 03 de abril de 2017, 13:08Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) After four days, the II International Danzon Meeting Miguel Failde in Memoriam, held here, gave last night the Grand Prizes (GP) of dance and composition, during the final round accompanied by the music of the Aragon Orchestra. Syria Dscusses with UNHCR Delegation Increasing Joint Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11170&SEO=syria-dscusses-with-unhcr-delegation-increasing-joint-projects 03 de abril de 2017, 13:04Damasco, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Daraa Governor Mohammad Khaled al-Hanous discussed on Monday with the delegation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), headed by Fadela Novak-Irons, means to increase joint projects and follow up on implementing others that target displaced families and terrorism-affected people. FIFA Bans Former Guatemala FA President Brayan Jimenez For Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11169&SEO=fifa-bans-former-guatemala-fa-president-brayan-jimenez-for-life Zúrich, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) FIFA has banned the former president of the Guatemala football federation for life. Somali Pirates Hijack Indian Cargo Ship With 11 Crew Members on Board http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11168&SEO=somali-pirates-hijack-indian-cargo-ship-with-11-crew-members-on-board 03 de abril de 2017, 12:27New Delhi,Apr 3 (Prensa Latina)Pirates have seized a small boat and kidnapped its 11 Indian crew members off the coast of Somalia when it was sailing from to Mukalla ,said today a spokesperson for the Indian Sailors Trade Union, Abdul Gani Serang,. Mexico Designs Bra to Detect Breast Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11167&SEO=mexico-designs-bra-to-detect-breast-cancer 03 de abril de 2017, 12:02Mexico, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Mexican researchers have designed a bra that will help diagnosing breast cancer, it was reported today. World Chefs Association Recognizes Merits of Cuban Cuisine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11166&SEO=world-chefs-association-recognizes-merits-of-cuban-cuisine Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) has declared the island''s cuisine a World Intangible Heritage, spokesmen of the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (FACRC) reported today. Spain Surprised by United Kingdom's Attitude Referring to Gibraltar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11165&SEO=spain-surprised-by-united-kingdoms-attitude-referring-to-gibraltar 03 de abril de 2017, 11:48Madrid, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Spain confessed today its surprise for the attitude of the United Kingdom after the European Union (EU) hinted it will give Madrid veto power on the future relation of Gibraltar with the bloc. French Gov't Continues Attempts to Control Crisis in French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11164&SEO=french-govt-continues-attempts-to-control-crisis-in-french-guiana 03 de abril de 2017, 11:28Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) New negotiations in Cayenne between Minister Ericka Bareigts and the demonstrators who keep paralyzed French Guiana mark today the French government''s attempts to try to control the crisis in that overseas department. Banned Access to Paraguayan Partliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11163&SEO=banned-access-to-paraguayan-partliament Asunción, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Banned access to the venue of the Paraguayan Congress stands today due to the threat of imminent collapse of part of its structure, affected by a fire on Friday due tio the violent protests in this capital. Plenty Aftershocks After Quake in Costa Rica-Panama Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11162&SEO=plenty-aftershocks-after-quake-in-costa-rica-panama-border Panama, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 aftershocks have occurred until early today following the strong earthquake that shook the border region between Panama and Costa Rica yesterday, with no reports of human losses and only slight damages to houses. Russia Rejects Versions on Plans to Attack Lithuania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11161&SEO=russia-rejects-versions-on-plans-to-attack-lithuania Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today statements about an alleged intention to attack Lithuania and denounced them as a clear expression of Russo-phobia of that nation with coasts in the Baltic Sea. Ecuador Opposition Loser Says He Will Challenge the Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11160&SEO=ecuador-opposition-loser-says-he-will-challenge-the-results Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso, who lost in the second round of elections, warned that he will challenge the results of the vote, which is now witnessing the victory of the candidate Lenin Moreno. Russia Assessing Terrorism as Cause of St. Pete Metro Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11159&SEO=russia-assessing-terrorism-as-cause-of-st.-pete-metro-blast Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) After the blasts that kill 10 and injured a dozen this morning in a subway line in St. Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin said that all possible causes are being considered, including terrorism. Cuba Hosts International Colloquium of Gerontology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11158&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-colloquium-of-gerontology Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) An International Colloquium on Gerontology has begun today in this capital with the attendance of representatives from 15 countries and regions to discuss the rights of senior citizens in the world. President Santos Highlights Solidarity with Mocoa Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11157&SEO=president-santos-highlights-solidarity-with-mocoa-victims 03 de abril de 2017, 10:04Bogota, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos highlighted the great solidarity expressed by several leaders of the region and the world, following the tragedy in Mocoa, Putumayo department, with more than 200 victims. Suitability of Staying in OAS Analyzed in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11156&SEO=suitability-of-staying-in-oas-analyzed-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Political and academic circles are focusing today on analyzing the suitability of Venezuela staying as a member of the Organization of American States (OAS), due to that forum''s attacks on the Bolivarian Revolution. Ministerial Meeting in France to Address Guiana Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11154&SEO=ministerial-meeting-in-france-to-address-guiana-crisis Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) A ministerial meeting aimed at tackling the situation in Guiana, French overseas territory paralyzed for more than a week by a broad movement of strikes, opens expectations about the possible solution that Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his team can give to the conflict. Vietnamese Culture Celebrates New UNESCO Recognition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11153&SEO=vietnamese-culture-celebrates-new-unesco-recognition Hanoi, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese culture today has a new laureate after receiving the UNESCO certificate recognizing the cult in this nation to the Mother Goddesses of the Three Kingdoms as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Rafael Correa Congrats Lenin Moreno, Rejects Violence after Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11152&SEO=rafael-correa-congrats-lenin-moreno-rejects-violence-after-elections 03 de abril de 2017, 08:55Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) President Rafael Correa has congratulated Lenin Moreno, who won the electoral runoff, and rejected violent actions in several cities of the South American country after the polls closed. At Least 10 Dead after Explosion in Subway Station in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11151&SEO=at-least-10-dead-after-explosion-in-subway-station-in-russia Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 people were killed in an explosion at the Senaya Ploshad station on the blue subway line in St. Petersburg, the TASS news agency reported, but there was no official confirmation. A Policeman Killed, 11 Injured in Indian Kashmir Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11150&SEO=a-policeman-killed-11-injured-in-indian-kashmir-attack New Delhi, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) An Indian policeman was killed and 11 others were injured in a grenade attack launched by Islamist insurgents in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, security sources reported today . Iran Distrusts Pakistani Stance on Saudi Antiterrorist Alliance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11149&SEO=iran-distrusts-pakistani-stance-on-saudi-antiterrorist-alliance Islamabad, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Iran expressed reservations about the appointment of Raheel Sharif, former head of the Pakistani army, as the highest representative of a Saudi-sponsored Islamic alliance against terrorism, today revealed The News. Indian, Pakistani Troops Exchange Gunfire in Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11148&SEO=indian-pakistani-troops-exchange-gunfire-in-kashmir New Delhi, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani soldiers opened fire today against Indian positions on the Control Line (LoC), the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region. Lenin Moreno Is Ecuador's New President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11147&SEO=lenin-moreno-is-ecuadors-new-president 03 de abril de 2017, 00:22Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno, candidate for the ruling PAIS Alliance and co-leader of the Citizens'' Revolution in Ecuador as Vice President of Rafael Correa, won Sunday the presidential ballotage and will be this country''s new president till 2021. Bolivian Gov't Plans to Generate 400,000 Jobs by 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11146&SEO=bolivian-govt-plans-to-generate-400000-jobs-by-2020 La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian deputy minister of Employment, Civil Service and Cooperatives, Arturo Alessandri, informed that the government, through the Ministry of Labor, is preparing a plan to generate at least 400,000 jobs by 2020. Sudanese President to Pay Business Visit to Ethiopia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11145&SEO=sudanese-president-to-pay-business-visit-to-ethiopia Khartoum, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will start a business visit to Ethiopia on Tuesday, the Sudan Tribune reported. Moreno Wins Electoral Run-Off; Will Be Ecuador's Next President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11144&SEO=moreno-wins-electoral-run-off-will-be-ecuadors-next-president 02 de abril de 2017, 22:25Quito, Abr 2 (Prensa Latina) Former Vice President Lenin Moreno, candidate for the ruling PAIS Allience, won the second round of elections this Sunday and will be Ecuador''s next president. Cuba Hosts 27th Imprint of Spain Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11143&SEO=cuba-hosts-27th-imprint-of-spain-festival 02 de abril de 2017, 16:09Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The 27th Imprint of Spain Festival opens today in Cuba with a gala dedicated to the cultural origins of that European country in this Caribbean island. Syrian Army Carries Out Successful Counter-offensive in Hama Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11142&SEO=syrian-army-carries-out-successful-counter-offensive-in-hama-province 02 de abril de 2017, 16:01Damascus, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army has carried out a successful counter-offensive over the past 24 hours against terrorist groups in central Hama province, 210 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources said today. Cuban Musician Jose Maria Vitier Gives Exceptional Concert in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11141&SEO=cuban-musician-jose-maria-vitier-gives-exceptional-concert-in-france 02 de abril de 2017, 15:48Paris, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musician Jose Maria Vitier and his band gave an exceptional concert in the French city of Enghien-les-Bains, where he showed his virtuosity, masterful performances and emotions. Cuban Puppet Company Staged Play on Jose Marti's Text http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11140&SEO=cuban-puppet-company-staged-play-on-jose-martis-text 02 de abril de 2017, 15:16Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppeteer company Teatro Las Estaciones is concluding today the performances, during the spring season, of the play ''Los Zapaticos de Rosa'' (The Little Shoes of Rose), based on a homonymous text by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti. Serbians Elect New President of the Republic Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11139&SEO=serbians-elect-new-president-of-the-republic-today Belgrade, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 6.7 million registered voters are casting their votes today at 8,396 polling stations to elect the new president of the Republic for the next five years.Âá Russia Denounces Western Coalition's Crimes in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11138&SEO=russia-denounces-western-coalitions-crimes-in-iraq Moscow, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) today denounced the war crimes committed by the United States-led coalition against civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where they are fighting the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS). Strikers Demand that FranceGrant Special Status for Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11137&SEO=strikers-demand-that-francegrant-special-status-for-guiana Paris, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the striking movement in Guiana demanded that France grant a special status that would guarantee greater autonomy for that French overseas department, which today hampers Paris''s claim to control the protest.Âá Youths Express Solidarity with Venezuela in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11136&SEO=youths-express-solidarity-with-venezuela-in-costa-rica San Jose, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the Cultural Meeting for the Youth and Trade Union Unit of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, taking place in Costa Rica, expressed their solidarity with the Bolivarian government and the Venezuelan people. Second Round of Presidential Elections Goes Smoothly in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11135&SEO=second-round-of-presidential-elections-goes-smoothly-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The second round of presidential elections being held throughout Ecuador and abroad goes smoothly, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, said today International Red Cross and Cuban Foreign Ministry Review Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11134&SEO=international-red-cross-and-cuban-foreign-ministry-review-ties Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from the Cuban Foreign Ministry (Minrex) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) held consultations here to review the state of bilateral relations, the Minrex website reported on Sunday. German TV Assures that ICO Hid Jamaican Athletes' Doping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11133&SEO=german-tv-assures-that-ico-hid-jamaican-athletes-doping Frankfurt, Germany, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s public television station ARD assured on Sunday that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) hid and stopped investigating cases of doping by Jamaican athletes. Int'l Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes Concludes in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11132&SEO=intl-dance-festival-in-urban-landscapes-concludes-in-cuba Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd edition of the International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes will conclude today with parades that will bring together all the companies invited to the event. Cuban Cinema Opens Window to New York Moviegoers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11131&SEO=cuban-cinema-opens-window-to-new-york-moviegoers New York, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban feature-length films, documentaries and cartoons are today offering New Yorkers a window into the island''s cinema, in the framework of the fourth day of the 18th Havana Cinema Festival in New York. Buena Fe Promotes Latest Album at Havana Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11130&SEO=buena-fe-promotes-latest-album-at-havana-concert Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban band Buena Fe will give a concert today at Havana''s Ciudad Deportiva, the fourth such an event to promote the tour of its most recent album ''Sobreviviente'' (Survivor). China Urges U.S. to Comply with International Trade Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11127&SEO=china-urges-u.s.-to-comply-with-international-trade-regulations Beijing, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States to comply with international regulations after Washington made a revision of commercial ties with this Asian country and other partners, the Chinese government announced on Sunday. Ecuadorians Elect Next President and Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11125&SEO=ecuadorians-elect-next-president-and-vice-president Quito, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorians are participating today in the second round of general elections to choose the president and the vice president who will rule the country from 2017 to 2021. Cuban Botanic Gardens Fulfill Travelers Expectations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11124&SEO=cuban-botanic-gardens-fulfill-travelers-expectations Havana, Apr 2 (prensa Latina) The growth of nature tourism today consolidates the journey of many people to Cuba interested in the beauty of the landscape and, above all, to visit the 13 botanical gardens of this country. Energy Minister Says Lithium Reserve is Bolivia´s Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11123&SEO=energy-minister-says-lithium-reserve-is-boliviaas-future La Paz, April 2 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy Rafael Alarcon said that Bolivia''s Lithium Reserve (YLB) will be the future for the nation and contribute to the industrialization of the world´s slightest metal as the new domestic economy takeoff. Argentine Professors Announce another National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11122&SEO=argentine-professors-announce-another-national-strike Buenos Aires, April 2 (Prensa Latina) Argentine professors grouped around the Confederation of Education Workers (CTERA), who in last few weeks have been involved in violent outcries, announced a new national strike by April 5. Bernie Sanders Points out Dilemma of US Democratic Party http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11120&SEO=bernie-sanders-points-out-dilemma-of-us-democratic-party Washington, April 1 (Prensa Latina) US Senator Bernie Sanders said that the result of last November''s election was rather due to a defeat of Democrats than to a Republican triumph, according to local media. Armed Extremist withdrawal continue after Truce in Homs, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11119&SEO=armed-extremist-withdrawal-continue-after-truce-in-homs-syria Damascus, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) A third group of 1,860 people, armed extemists and relatives, left the Al Waer neighborhood in the central Syria province of Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus. Tenth Week of Polish Culture Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11118&SEO=tenth-week-of-polish-culture-begins-in-cuba Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The 10th Week of Polish Culture in Cuba opens its program today with a tribute to the filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016), which will include several of his most recognized titles. General Attorney´s Office Investigates Violent Acts in Asuncion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11117&SEO=general-attorneyas-office-investigates-violent-acts-in-asuncion Asuncion, April 1 (Prensa Latina) A special team of the Attorney General´s Office of Paraguay is conducting some investigations on the violent events occurred from Friday to Saturday in Asuncion. Cuba, Bangladesh Parliamentarians Boost Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11116&SEO=cuba-bangladesh-parliamentarians-boost-bilateral-ties Dacca, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Jatiyo Sangshad (Bangladesh Legislative), Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, received a delegation of Cuban parliamentarians, with whom he addressed the strengthening of relations between the two nations. France Plans to Announce Meassures to Resolve Guiana Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11115&SEO=france-plans-to-announce-meassures-to-resolve-guiana-crisis Paris, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The French ministers Matthias Fekl (Interior) and Ericka Bareigts (Overseas) are planning to announce today measures of great importance to try to resolve the crisis in Guiana, an overseas French territory paralyzed by a general strike. Economic Data Impose Greater Efforts in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11114&SEO=economic-data-impose-greater-efforts-in-vietnam Hanoi, April 1 (Prensa Latina) After being acquainted with the first quarter''s domestic economic data, the economic balance enforces Vietnam to greater efforts, in order to meet its economic growth rate -set at 6.7 percent- for this year. Spain Condemns New Israeli Settlement on Palestinian Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11113&SEO=spain-condemns-new-israeli-settlement-on-palestinian-lands Madrid, April 1 (Prensa Latina) Spain condemned Israel''s decision to settle in the town of Geulat Zion. It is the first one built in more than two decades in the Israel-occupied Palestinian territory. USA to Chair UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11112&SEO=usa-to-chair-un-security-council United Nations, April 1 (Prensa Latina) The United States took on the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council amid some expectations on US aboutface for the organization, including on the budget sector. Graduation of Alphabetized People Dedicated to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11111&SEO=graduation-of-alphabetized-people-dedicated-to-fidel-castro Mexico, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) A total of 205 people in Mexico alphabetized by Cuban method ''Yo Si Puedo'' (Yes, I Can) in the municipality of Ixtapaluca, state of Mexico, is now dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Delegates of 15 Countries to Dialogue on Gerontology in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11110&SEO=delegates-of-15-countries-to-dialogue-on-gerontology-in-cuba Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 15 countries will participate in the International Colloquium on Gerontology, scneduled from April 3 thru 6 in this capital, informed here the president of its organizing committee, Humberto Arencibia. Importance Highlighted of Spanish Roots in Cuban Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11109&SEO=importance-highlighted-of-spanish-roots-in-cuban-culture Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) ''To keep alive our roots is necessary today in order to strengthen our national culture and to continue creating'', assured the Cuban musician Pancho Amat, when referring to the 27th Festival La Huella de España, to take place here from April 2 thru 9. Somalia Reports 18,400 Cholera Cases this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11108&SEO=somalia-reports-18400-cholera-cases-this-year Mogadishu, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The UN Children''s Fund (Unicef) reported today the increase to 18,400 cases of cholera and acute diarrheal diseases in Somalia this year, higher than the figure reported in 2016. Bolivia to Get Benefits from Andean Community Satellite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11107&SEO=bolivia-to-get-benefits-from-andean-community-satellite La Paz, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia, now a member of the Andean Community (CAN) will be able to use the capacities of the SES-10 Satellite, which will offer commercial services for operators of telecommunication and broadcasting networks. Cuban Chamber of Commerce Spreads Out Institutional Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11106&SEO=cuban-chamber-of-commerce-spreads-out-institutional-relations Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Chamber of Commerce (CCC) strengthens and spreads out today its institutional relations to promote closer relations and deepen mutual knowledge in other countries, according to a source from that entity. Begins Videoart Festival in Cuban Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11105&SEO=begins-videoart-festival-in-cuban-province Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Exponents from 24 countries will gather from April 4 to 9 in this central-eastern city to participate in the 7th International Videoart Festival of Camagüey (FIVAC). Cuba-USA Closer Rapprochement Thanks to NY Havana Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11104&SEO=cuba-usa-closer-rapprochement-thanks-to-ny-havana-film-festival 31 de marzo de 2017, 19:21New York, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States have a way to strengthen their rapprochement by the Havana Film Festival in New York, according to the organizer of the event Carole Rosenberg. Puerto Rican Singer Residente Launches First Solo Album http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11103&SEO=puerto-rican-singer-residente-launches-first-solo-album 31 de marzo de 2017, 19:12New York, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican musician Rene Perez, known as Residente, launched today on social networks his first solo album ''Desencuentro'' and also its official video. Panama: Violence against Taxi Drivers and Security Officers Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11102&SEO=panama-violence-against-taxi-drivers-and-security-officers-increases 31 de marzo de 2017, 19:08Panama, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Taxi drivers and security officers are the most affected occupations by violence in Panama, triggered by criminal groups. Jamaica Expects to Exceed Four Million Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11101&SEO=jamaica-expects-to-exceed-four-million-tourists-in-2017 31 de marzo de 2017, 18:58Kingston, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Tourism of Jamaica said that this field is ready to welcome some 4.2 million tourists in 2017, locals sources said today. Venezuela Is Today our New Cuba, Says Uruguayan Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11100&SEO=venezuela-is-today-our-new-cuba-says-uruguayan-senator 31 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Montevideo, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Broad Front Senator Constanza Moreira condemned the campaign orchestrated against Venezuela and asserted that a statement against that country was today as a statement against Cuba 20 years ago. DPRK Blames USA for any Possibility of War Outbreak http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11099&SEO=dprk-blames-usa-for-any-possibility-of-war-outbreak 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:57Pyongyang, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) made the US Government responsible for exacerbating the crisis in the Korean Peninsula and putting the region a nd the world on the verge of a military confrontation. Denounced Damages by Canadian Mining in Central America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11098&SEO=denounced-damages-by-canadian-mining-in-central-america 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:56Ottawa, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of specialists and human rights defenders from Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador recently denounced the negative impacts of Canadian mining operations on Central America today. IMF Reports International Reserves in Chinese Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11097&SEO=imf-reports-international-reserves-in-chinese-currency 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:35Washington, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The IMF reported today that more than one percent of the international reserve holdings are expresed in Chinese currency (renminbi, RMB), including China for the first time, in a report of this type. More than 150 Social Leaders Killed in Colombia in 14 Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11096&SEO=more-than-150-social-leaders-killed-in-colombia-in-14-months 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:33Bogota, Colombia, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Ombudsman, Carlos Alfonso Negret, presented today a report on social leaders killed in the country in the last 14 months, which amounts to 156 violent deaths. Venezuela to Strengthen Productive Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11095&SEO=venezuela-to-strengthen-productive-development 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:32Caracas, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami said that the Bolivarian government will work intensely to harness resources and strengthen the productive development in each local region. Ecuador in Favor of Dialogue to Solve Situation in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11094&SEO=ecuador-in-favor-of-dialogue-to-solve-situation-in-venezuela 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:20Quito, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian Government insisted today that negotiation was the mechanism to solve the current problems between the main Venezuelan political actors. Turkey Still Considers Risks in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11093&SEO=turkey-still-considers-risks-in-syria 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:14Ankara, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Minister of National Defense Fikri Işık stated that despite the final statement of the military campaign in northern Syria, called the Euphrates Shield, the risks still remain in that region. Education in Syria with Losses Amounting 500 Million Dollars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11092&SEO=education-in-syria-with-losses-amounting-500-million-dollars 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:56Damascus, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) In six years of imposed war, Syrian education sector suffers losses of 500 million dollars, revealed the Minister of this branch, Hezwan Al Wazz in a meeting with members of the Central Council of Arab Educators. Argentinean Government Increased Gas Fees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11091&SEO=argentinean-government-increased-gas-fees 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:49Buenos Aires, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Argentine energy and mining minister, Juan José Aranguren announced today the gas tariffs that will increase around 30 or 40 percent more. Bolivia to Denounce Violation of Rights of Bolivian Citizens in Chil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11090&SEO=bolivia-to-denounce-violation-of-rights-of-bolivian-citizens-in-chil 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:48La Paz, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni announced that his country would denounce to the United Nations Human Rights Council the violation of the constitutional rights of this country''s citizens that remain detained in Chile. US Senate Committee Rejects Trump's Request for Immunity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11089&SEO=us-senate-committee-rejects-trumps-request-for-immunity 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:44Washington, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The United States Senate Intelligence Committee has rejected Michael Flynn''s request for immunity for the time being, the U.S. media reported today. TSE Finalized Primary Voting Count in Honduras http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11088&SEO=tse-finalized-primary-voting-count-in-honduras 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:38Tegucigalpa, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Honduran Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) has finalized the counting of votes for the primary elections held on March 12 by the nation´s three main political forces, according to the local media. Foreign Residents in Japan Suffer Discrimination according to Survey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11087&SEO=foreign-residents-in-japan-suffer-discrimination-according-to-survey 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:37Tokyo, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) a government survey found today that foreign residents in Japan are victims of widespread discrimination. Putin Maintains High Acceptance among Russians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11085&SEO=putin-maintains-high-acceptance-among-russians Moscow, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin counts with an acceptance rate of 81 percent of those polled by the Public Opinion Fund (FOM), while 64 percent of them will support him at the polls. Mexican Reporters Denounce Neglect against Aggressions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11084&SEO=mexican-reporters-denounce-neglect-against-aggressions Mexico, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Journalists Club denounced Friday what they regarded as neglect to the Mexican journalists, because they are victims of assassinations, threatenings and aggressions. France Continues Negotiations to Resolve Guiana Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11083&SEO=france-continues-negotiations-to-resolve-guiana-crisis Paris, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations to try to resolve the crisis in Guiana continue today after France''s Overseas Minister, Ericka Bareigts, presented her apologies to the people of that French overseas department. Colombian Guerrilla Plans to Hold Its Congress in July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11082&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-plans-to-hold-its-congress-in-july Bogota, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander Iván Márquez stressed today that the Colombian guerrilla will hold its next congress late in July or early August, when it plans to establish its political party. Another US Cruise Ship Docks in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11081&SEO=another-us-cruise-ship-docks-in-havana Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The cruise ship Azamara Quest joined today the list of vessels of this type that arrive in Cuba from the United States and consolidate the favorable image of this port destination. Cuba and China Strengthen Military Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11080&SEO=cuba-and-china-strengthen-military-ties Beijing, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the National People''s Congress, and Leopoldo Cintra Frias, Minister of Cuba''s Revolutionary Armed Forces, have agreed to strengthen bilateral and military ties, the Cuban embassy here reported. Cuban Film Opens New York Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11079&SEO=cuban-film-opens-new-york-festival New York, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban film ''Esteban'' has opened the 18th Havana Cinema Festival in New York with a welcoming reception by the audience at an event in which more than 35 films will be shown. Colombian Ecopetrol Reported Discovery of New Crude Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11078&SEO=colombian-ecopetrol-reported-discovery-of-new-crude-deposit Bogotá, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The discovery of a new oil deposit in an exploration well located in the municipality of Rionegro, in the northern department of Santander, is highlighted today by the local media quoting the parastate Colombian company Ecopetrol. France Condemns New Colonies of Israel in Palestinian Territory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11077&SEO=france-condemns-new-colonies-of-israel-in-palestinian-territory Paris, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) France has condemned today the settlement of a new colony of Israel in Palestine territory, in a locality of the West Bank. Inti Illimani celebrates in Chile 50 Years of Artistic Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11076&SEO=inti-illimani-celebrates-in-chile-50-years-of-artistic-life By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) A magical evening, with nostalgic passages of cultural and political nature, allowed to celebrate 50 years of the musical career of the Chilean musical group Inti Illimani. First Negotiations to Ban Nuclear Weapons Conclude at U.N. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11075&SEO=first-negotiations-to-ban-nuclear-weapons-conclude-at-u.n. United Nations, Mar 31(Prensa Latina) The first round of talks to reach a binding agreement that bans nuclear weapons concludes today at the U.N., after a week of debates with the participation of 115 countries. Venezuela Rejects International Rightwing Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11074&SEO=venezuela-rejects-international-rightwing-interference Caracas, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The government of Venezuela rejected te economic boycott and media campaign of international rightwing forces promoted by the United States Department of State against the sovereignty and democratic order of the South American nation. Unemployment in Brazil Hits Record High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11072&SEO=unemployment-in-brazil-hits-record-high Brasilia, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Almost a year after taking control of Brazil with the promise of boosting the economy and generating jobs, Michel Temer's government faces today a record high unemployment rate, with 13.5 million unemployed persons. China-US Military Relations Developing Steadily http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11071&SEO=china-us-military-relations-developing-steadily Beijing, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Relations between the Chinese and U.S. militaries have been developing steadily today, Wu Qian, spokesperson for China''s Ministry of National Defense, said. Colombian Guerrilla Continues Disarmament in Temporary Camps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11070&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-continues-disarmament-in-temporary-camps Bogotá, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Despite the delays in the adaptation of its temporary camps, the FARC-EP, along with the Colombian Government, continue today the procedures for the disarmament of that guerrilla, President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed. Russian Military Delegation Visits Conflict Zones in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11069&SEO=russian-military-delegation-visits-conflict-zones-in-pakistan Islamabad, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) In an unprecedented action, a Russian military delegation visited tribal areas in western Pakistan, where a campaign against armed groups is under way, according to a military statement released today. Bolivia Denounces Mistreatment to Journalists in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11068&SEO=bolivia-denounces-mistreatment-to-journalists-in-chile La Paz, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Press Workers'' Confederation has sent an official note to the UN today denouncing the mistreatment suffered by television journalists and those from other media from this country in Chile. Negotiations to Resolve Crisis in French Guiana Resumed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11066&SEO=negotiations-to-resolve-crisis-in-french-guiana-resumed Paris, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations to try to resolve the crisis in French Guiana continue today after French Minister of Overseas, Ericka Bareigts, presented her apologies to the people of that overseas department of France. Lenin Moreno Urges to a United Ecuador, with Work and Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11065&SEO=lenin-moreno-urges-to-a-united-ecuador-with-work-and-opportunities Quito, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) ''My proposal is clear: we want a united Ecuador, with work and opportunities, where we all feel included,'' said Lenin Moreno, candidate for the presidency by the government Allianza PAIS, at the close of its electoral campaign. Argentineans Prepare their Pockets as Gov't Plans Higher Gas Tariffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11064&SEO=argentineans-prepare-their-pockets-as-govt-plans-higher-gas-tariffs Buenos Aires, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean minister of Energy and Mining, Juan Jose Aranguren, announced today gas tariffs will go up between 30 or 40 percent. USA to Accelerate Deportation of Imprisoned Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11063&SEO=usa-to-accelerate-deportation-of-imprisoned-immigrants Washington, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Immigrants convicted for a federal crime in the United States are facing the risk of faster deportations following a measure announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.