Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Syria and the Holy Month of Ramadan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13389&SEO=syria-and-the-holy-month-of-ramadan Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, May 26 (Prensa Latina) In the next 24 hours, Syria will enter the sixth year of celebrations of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan as a clear demonstration that confessional foundations are a pretext to destroy a country. Syria: Disputes among Extremist Groups Continue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13323&SEO=syria-disputes-among-extremist-groups-continue Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Agreements to create détente zones in Syria are a cause of contradictions among terrorist groups, 27 of whose representatives have signed them following peace talks in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Venezuela: An Analysis of the Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13312&SEO=venezuela-an-analysis-of-the-aggression Por Luis Beaton*Caracas (Prensa Latina) Due to many reasons, Venezuela is today the focus of analysts, fortunetellers and a wide range of speakers and writers who brag about knowing what is going on in this country, some of them are paid from the north, hundreds kilometers from here, and others live the everyday reality of a convulsed country. Trump's Proposal: The Budget of Those Who Pay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13274&SEO=trumps-proposal-the-budget-of-those-who-pay Por Martha AndresWashington, May 24 (Prensa Latina) While lawmakers and analysts criticize the U.S. Government''s draft budget due to its unrealistic predictions and social cuts, the Donald Trump Administration defends it as an initiative focused on those ''who pay''. Chile's Frente Amplio Wants to Build Dialogue with Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13268&SEO=chiles-frente-amplio-wants-to-build-dialogue-with-citizens Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Founded less than a year ago, but with a surprising popularity, Frente Amplio (Broad Front) wants to build a bridge of dialogue with citizens and to introduce itself as an alternative in November''s presidential election. New Block of Leftist Organizations Presented in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13163&SEO=new-block-of-leftist-organizations-presented-in-peru Lima, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The birth of a new leftist bloc, named Juntos por el Peru (Together for Peru), was confirmed today by its members, including the two communist parties and other progressive groups that intend to compete united in the electoral field. Pedro Sanchez Defeats Spain's Stagnant Social Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13161&SEO=pedro-sanchez-defeats-spains-stagnant-social-democracy Madrid, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Pedro Suarez''s re-conquest of the reins of the Spanish Workers'' Socialist Party (PSOE), when many thought that he was politically dead, will inevitably lead to the ostracism of the historic leaders of that centenary organization. Russia Denounces, Calls Unacceptable US-Led Attack on Syrian Forces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13097&SEO=russia-denounces-calls-unacceptable-us-led-attack-on-syrian-forces Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced and called ''absolutely unacceptable'' a US-led coalition strike against a convoy of Syrian forces that violates Syria''s sovereignty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said. Venezuela Remains Firm in Fight against Economic Warfare http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13096&SEO=venezuela-remains-firm-in-fight-against-economic-warfare Por Luis BeatonCaracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is strongly facing an economic warfare sponsored by foreign powers with complicity with the domestic right-wing opposition, which is striving to overthrow the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. Colombian Paramilitary Groups Plot Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13066&SEO=colombian-paramilitary-groups-plot-against-venezuela Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The arrests of six Colombian paramilitary elements during vandalistic acts perpetrated by the right-wing opposition on Tuesday in the state of Tachira confirms denunciations of the participation of these groups in the aggression against the Venezuelan people. The Caiman and the Crocodile; Timor Leste and Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12960&SEO=the-caiman-and-the-crocodile-timor-leste-and-cuba Por Loro Horta*Havana, (Prensa Latina) The map of Timor Leste has the shape of a crocodile, while the map of Cuba has the shape of a Cayman. Both countries fought long and hard for their independence and continue to fight against neo colonial tendencies. They share the Catholic faith and a common Iberian legacy. Cuba Introduces Bioelectrical Plants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12858&SEO=cuba-introduces-bioelectrical-plants Por Roberto SolomonHavana, (Prensa Latina) Bioelectrical plants -among the main sources to take advantage of the energy potential of sugarcane biomass- are today the elite program of this industry worldwide. Lebanon and Cuba Review Promising Moment in Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12839&SEO=lebanon-and-cuba-review-promising-moment-in-bilateral-relations Por Ulises CanalesBeirut, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Cuban First Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina reviewed here the state of bilateral relations in several fields. Syrian Army Carrying Out Offensive against ISIS in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12815&SEO=syrian-army-carrying-out-offensive-against-isis-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army with air support from the Syrian and Russian aviation has intensified its offensive in the north eastern province of Deir Ezzor. Bolivian Stable Economy Tops Growth in South America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12720&SEO=bolivian-stable-economy-tops-growth-in-south-america Por Claudia DupeirónLa Paz, (Prensa Latina) The stability of the Bolivian economy made the country rank as number one in economic growth in South America in 2016, an achievement that the Government plans to maintain this year, based on dynamic financial activity and social protection programs. Defender Theo Hernandez to Transfer To Real Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12633&SEO=defender-theo-hernandez-to-transfer-to-real-madrid Madrid,May 8 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid look signed Atletico Madrid youngster defender Theo Hernandez after the full-back passed a medical with the Bernabeu club. The Huge Task of Emmanuel Macron, France's Next President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12615&SEO=the-huge-task-of-emmanuel-macron-frances-next-president Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, May 8 (Prensa Latina) After being elected the youngest president in France''s history, Emmanuel Macron is facing ''a huge task'' in the next five years, as he admitted when celebrating his victory. Oil Exploration on the Increase in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12610&SEO=oil-exploration-on-the-increase-in-cuba Por Roberto SalomónHavana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Manuel Marrero, an advisor at Cuba''s Energy and Mines Ministry (Minem in Spanish), told Prensa Latina that the nation ''needs foreign investment in order to develop, particularly in expensive and high risk sectors such as oil exploration and production.'' Chinese Initiative Belt and Route in the Sight of Many http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12416&SEO=chinese-initiative-belt-and-route-in-the-sight-of-many By Damy Vales Beijing, (Prensa Latina) The First Forum of Intetnational Cooperation of the Belt and the Reoute to be held here in a few days in this capital, is recognized for the benefits it will bring to all the countries and is today in the sight of many nations. More Efforts Needed for Korean Stability, Denuclearization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12304&SEO=more-efforts-needed-for-korean-stability-denuclearization Beijing, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) More efforts should be made to achieve stability, denuclearization and sustainable peace on the Korean Peninsula, which has witnessed a continued escalation of tensions over the past months, China Government stressed Saturday. French Film Festival Celebrates Two Decades in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12223&SEO=french-film-festival-celebrates-two-decades-in-cuba Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of the best French motion pictures will take place in Cuba''s movie theaters in May, when the 20th French Film Festival will take place. Undocumented in the United States: the Heavy Load of Anguish http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12190&SEO=undocumented-in-the-united-states-the-heavy-load-of-anguish Washington, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Constant fear of separation from her mother, who has an order of deportation and risks being detained by authorities, forms part of the life of Leah, an 11 year-old girl of the U.S. Financing Development, a Matter of Political Will http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12164&SEO=financing-development-a-matter-of-political-will Por Waldo MendiluzaUnited Nations, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious platform of human progress that needs huge resources for its implementation, but, above all, it requires political will. Syria and the Dismemberment of the Arab World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12129&SEO=syria-and-the-dismemberment-of-the-arab-world By Pedro García Hernández Temer and the Coup: Confession of Guilt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12024&SEO=temer-and-the-coup-confession-of-guilt Brasilia (Prensa Latina) The eve of the day a year ago that many in Brazil will remember as ''Day of Shame'', Michel Temer recognizes now that the coup perpetrated against constitutional President Dilma Rousseff, was a consequence of not submitting to Eduardo Cunha''s blackmail. Javier Duarte and the Freedom to Choose Prison in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11937&SEO=javier-duarte-and-the-freedom-to-choose-prison-in-guatemala Por Isabel Soto MayedoGuatemala, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The former governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, chose to remain in a military prison in Guatemala until the formal extradition request from the Enrique Peña Nieto government is received. Socialist Candidacy in France: Chronicle of a Fiasco Foretold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11936&SEO=socialist-candidacy-in-france-chronicle-of-a-fiasco-foretold Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) After ruling for five years with François Hollande as the president of the republic, the Socialist Party (SP) of France might get the worst results over the past few decades in the upcoming elections. Emmanuel Macron Might Become the Youngest President in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11886&SEO=emmanuel-macron-might-become-the-youngest-president-in-france Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Several pre-election surveys in France show that Emmanuel Macron, leader of the centrist En Marche! movement, is one of the favorites candidates and is likely to become the youngest president in the country''s history. Ecuador: Vote Recount Legitimizes Continuation of Citizen Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11883&SEO=ecuador-vote-recount-legitimizes-continuation-of-citizen-revolution By Sinay Cespedes Moreno François Fillon, the Surprise Candidate in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11842&SEO=francois-fillon-the-surprise-candidate-in-france Por Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) François Fillon has made headlines in France over the past few months, first due to the miracle of winning the primaries to become the right wing''s presidential candidate and later because he was involved in an unprecedented scandal. Brazil: Gone With the Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11839&SEO=brazil-gone-with-the-coup Por Moises Perez MokBrasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) One year after the day that various sectors from society agreed on calling the ''Day of Infamy'', Brazil is suffering the horrible consequences of the parliamentary judicial coup against Constitutional President Dilma Rousseff. Cuban Growing Tourism Attracts Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11803&SEO=cuban-growing-tourism-attracts-hotel-business Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The tourist boom in Cuba is particularly boosting hotel business, as the increase in arrivals requires expanded capacity, and this has led Iberostar chain to set the island as a priority in its projections in the Americas. Ultraright Thrust in Race to French Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11783&SEO=ultraright-thrust-in-race-to-french-elections By Luisa María González Turkey Will Not Be the Same, following Historic Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11774&SEO=turkey-will-not-be-the-same-following-historic-referendum Ankara, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The winning ''Yes'' in the historic constitutional referendum on Sunday paves the way for Turkey changing its political system from Parliamentary to a Presidential Republic, thus dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyid Erdogan''s powers. Cuba's Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11729&SEO=cubas-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Por Roberto F. CamposHavana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) As visits by tour operators are aimed today at Cuba''s recreational nautical activities, its flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary while implementing more programs to meet the demands from those who increasingly want to set sail in Cuban waters. Fifty-six Aprils after the Playa Giron Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11692&SEO=fifty-six-aprils-after-the-playa-giron-victory Por Marta Denis Valle*Havana (Prensa Latina) The freedom and the future of the Cuban people were at stake in Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs) 56 years ago, when Cuba defeated, in a lightning counteroffensive, the operation best prepared by the United States in Latin America. Meeting Lavrov-Tillerson: Differences Persist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11652&SEO=meeting-lavrov-tillerson-differences-persist By Antonio Rondón García The Challenges of the Left in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11606&SEO=the-challenges-of-the-left-in-latin-america Por Orlando Oramas León*Mexico (Prensa Latina) A left-wing president in Mexico would not be good for the United States or even for Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said recently in Washington. Exaggerated Dangers in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11495&SEO=exaggerated-dangers-in-venezuela Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Exaggerating the dangers that exist today in Venezuela seems to be part of the strategy to root the image of insecurity in order to justify a foreign intervention that will allegedly save the country''s stability. 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. France: Great Electoral Debate, Discreet Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11282&SEO=france-great-electoral-debate-discreet-results Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) All 11 candidates participated in a great debate aimed at mobilizing French citizens'' votes, above all those who have not decided whom they will support, but analysts and politicians agree that the debate did not meet expectations. U.S. Invasion of Panama Was Aimed at Controlling the Canal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11269&SEO=u.s.-invasion-of-panama-was-aimed-at-controlling-the-canal Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Revelations from a secret U.S. document confirm that the true objective of Washington''s military invasion of Panama in 1989 was to abolish the Canal Treaties, and that the capture of Manuel Noriega was just an excuse. Venezuelans on Alert in Light of Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11262&SEO=venezuelans-on-alert-in-light-of-coup Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The people and authorities of Venezuela on Tuesday showed that they are prepared to counter the coup plans designed in a script written by several authors who want to break the country''s constitutional order. Peace: The Most Precious Asset for Angolans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11218&SEO=peace-the-most-precious-asset-for-angolans Por Roberto HernándezLuanda, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) ''One million deaths, four million displaced people and huge destruction were the results of 27 years of an armed conflict in Angola. Today, peace is the most precious asset for Angolans. Lenin Moreno will Walk alongside Ecuadoreans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11155&SEO=lenin-moreno-will-walk-alongside-ecuadoreans Por Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Singing the verses written by Antonio Machado, with music by Joan Manuel Serrat: ''Walker there is no path, you make the path as you go'', Ecuadorean President-elect Lenin Moreno promised before thousands of people to keep the path of the Citizen''s Revolution. Venezuela: Opposition Lacks Arguments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11129&SEO=venezuela-opposition-lacks-arguments Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The opposition to the government of President Nicolas Maduro has lost followers despite its insistence on its destabilizing plans, expressed now with allegations of an alleged rupture of constitutional order in the country. Xi and Trump: An Announcement of an Expected China-U.S. Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11024&SEO=xi-and-trump-an-announcement-of-an-expected-china-u.s.-summit Beijing, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after it was announced today that Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, will hold their first meeting next week, the leaders of the world''s two largest economies are making headlines worldwide. Bolivia: Outreageous Treatment to National Journalists in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10981&SEO=bolivia-outreageous-treatment-to-national-journalists-in-chile 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:54La Paz, Mar 29 (PL) Bolivia considered the treatment started to a group of Bolivian journalists in Chile, who were interrogated and been forced to sign a document not to exercise their work in this nation officially, as outreagous. Scientists Warn about New Right Wing's Policies in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10971&SEO=scientists-warn-about-new-right-wings-policies-in-argentina Por Harald NeuberBerlin, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of university experts in Latin America warned today, in a call published on the Internet, about the consequences of the neoliberal policies adopted by the government of President Mauricio Macri in Argentina. The Perfidious Evolution of the former Al Nusra Front http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10747&SEO=the-perfidious-evolution-of-the-former-al-nusra-front Por Pedro García HernándezDamascus, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Like the lizards of the vast Syrian desert, the terrorist group Al Nusra Front moves between terror and fright, and maintains a perfidious evolution of its public characteristics without changing its power goals. Canadians Trust More in Scientists and the Press http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10544&SEO=canadians-trust-more-in-scientists-and-the-press Ottawa, (Prensa Latina) Canadians trust much more in the scientific community or the communication media than in their own federal government, as revealed by a poll by Campaign Research published Friday. Most Swedish Express Rejection towards Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10442&SEO=most-swedish-express-rejection-towards-donald-trump Stockholm, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The 80 percent of Swedish citizens, expresses their rejection towards US President Donald Trump, according to a survey published by radio station Swedish Radio Wednesday. Modi reinforces his Image in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10337&SEO=modi-reinforces-his-image-in-india By Roberto Castellanos Fernandez New Delhi, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The electoral marathon in five Indian states had a clear winner, Prime MinisteNarendra Modi who came out strengthened for the general elections of 2019 and consolidated his position as main figure of national politics. Social Institutional Future at Stake in Ecuador, Affirms Scholar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10160&SEO=social-institutional-future-at-stake-in-ecuador-affirms-scholar 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:21By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Hugo Chavez Earned a Place in History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10083&SEO=hugo-chavez-earned-a-place-in-history Por Mario EsquivelHavana, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Commander Hugo Chavez, the undisputable leader of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, took a path during his life that led him from Sabaneta, in the state of Barinas, to the history of the deep changes currently taking place in that South American country. ACS, a Space for the Caribbean's Shared Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10038&SEO=acs-a-space-for-the-caribbeans-shared-development Por Ernesto Vera MelladoHavana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) From March 8 to 10, Cuba will host several meetings of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) with the objective of identifying and promoting consultations, cooperation and concerted actions among member countries. Association of Caribbean States Seeks Common Paths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9988&SEO=association-of-caribbean-states-seeks-common-paths Havana, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is seeking common paths for the region, so it will focus on fighting climate change and on the need for interconnection at its upcoming ministerial and cooperation meetings. Trump before Congress: Another Tone, Same Proposals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9953&SEO=trump-before-congress-another-tone-same-proposals By Martha Andrés Washington (PL) The speech of president Donald Trump before Congress, marked by ambitious proposals and repeated nationalistic criteria, will surely revive the debate in U.S. society on the road taken by the present Government. South Africa: Xenophobia, Why? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9890&SEO=south-africa-xenophobia-why Por Deisy Francis MexidorPretoria, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The community of Jeppestown, in Johannesburg, was the scenario, for the second night in a row, of looting and intimidation, as the latest incident in an outbreak of xenophobic violence in South Africa. Canadian Author Lauds Fidel's Contribution to Political Excellence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9888&SEO=canadian-author-lauds-fidels-contribution-to-political-excellence Por Roberto Garcia HernandezHavana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, made a great contribution to the culture of political excellence and the consolidation of democracy in Cuba, according to the Canadian author Arnold August. Ecuador: A 20-Day Campaign to Elect the Next President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9875&SEO=ecuador-a-20-day-campaign-to-elect-the-next-president Por Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The campaign of the two political forces that will go to the second round of presidential elections in Ecuador, the ruling Alianza PAIS Movement and the opposition CREO-SUMA, will last 20 days. Elections in France: Towards the Elimination of Big Parties? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9869&SEO=elections-in-france-towards-the-elimination-of-big-parties Por Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The latest polls on the elections in France show that the extreme rightwing candidate Marine Le Pen and the centrist contender Emmanuel Macron are the favorites, a new panorama in the country. Argentineans Face Further Price Hikes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9718&SEO=argentineans-face-further-price-hikes Buenos Aires, (Prensa Latina) The cost of electricity, toll, transportation and private healthcare services in Argentina rose further in February, and there seems to be no end in sight to such sustained increases. OAS, Donald Trump and the bad advisers of Luis Almagro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9634&SEO=oas-donald-trump-and-the-bad-advisers-of-luis-almagro By Roberto García Hernández Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump to power seems to stimulate some sectors in Washington who try to reactivate their anti-Latin American stands, closer to the new airs blowing in the White House. South Africa's GDP to Grow 1.3% in 2017; More Investment Needed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9630&SEO=south-africas-gdp-to-grow-1.3-in-2017-more-investment-needed 22 de febrero de 2017, 11:31Pretoria, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of South Africa is forecast to grow 1.3% this year, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told Parliament, warning that the projected growth rate is not sufficient to reduce unemployment or impact significantly on poverty and inequality. Vietnam and Russia Ready to Develop Broader Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9627&SEO=vietnam-and-russia-ready-to-develop-broader-ties Por Teresita Vives RomeroHanoi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and Russia are stronger today following a visit here by Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matvienko, marked by the reaffirmation of the common will to continue to expand ties. Colombia: Life in a Guerrilla Concentration Zone http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9608&SEO=colombia-life-in-a-guerrilla-concentration-zone Por Felix AlbizuBogota (Prensa Latina) For any guerrilla fighter, a FARC-EP transition area or concentration zone, as it is also known, does not make a big difference from their insurgent camps, where they operated before the peace agreement between the Colombian government and that armed movement. Michael Moore Publishes Platform of Protests against Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9536&SEO=michael-moore-publishes-platform-of-protests-against-trump Washington, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The outstanding American filmmaker Michael Moore announced today the creation of a webpage in Internet, under the motto ''Calendar of Resistance'', to plan protest activities against US President Donald Trump in the United States. Russia's Lessons in Munich http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9516&SEO=russias-lessons-in-munich Por Antonio Rondón GarcíaMoscow, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Like a decade ago, Russia, in the voice of its foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, once again taught a lesson of rapprochement, good neighborhood and ideas about a new world order to the West, which is determined to keep the Cold War. Venezuelan Gov't Rejects US Verbal Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9294&SEO=venezuelan-govt-rejects-us-verbal-aggression Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Venezuela has rejected Tuesday the verbal attacks by US officials against Vice President Tareck El Aissami. Martí in Fidel: All the Glory in the World Fits in a Kernel of Corn http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8989&SEO=marti-in-fidel-all-the-glory-in-the-world-fits-in-a-kernel-of-corn Arnold August*Montreal, (Prensa Latina) The last week of January held special significance for Cubans, and indeed for the progressive men and women around the world. This year, January 25 marked the second month since the passing of Fidel Castro on November 25, 2016, while January 28 marked José Marti’s day of birth in which Cubans pay a special tribute to his legacy. Most Mexicans Have Bad Opinion On Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8858&SEO=most-mexicans-have-bad-opinion-on-donald-trump Mexico, Feb 3 (Prensa LatinaL) US President Donald Trump, today arouses widespread rejection in the Mexican population, according to data from a survey reported here Friday. Trump Going against International Law and Mexican Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8626&SEO=trump-going-against-international-law-and-mexican-sovereignty Mexico, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Authonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) stated Monday that US President Donald Trump is taking decisions and actions going against the international law and the Mexican sovereignty and self determination. Mexico Will Maintain Relations with the US, Says Secretary of Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8557&SEO=mexico-will-maintain-relations-with-the-us-says-secretary-of-economy Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will maintain its relations with the government of the United States despite the cancellation of the meeting between Presidents Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald Trump, said today the Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo. Greenpeace Asks for Resistance against President Trump Measure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8479&SEO=greenpeace-asks-for-resistance-against-president-trump-measure 25 de enero de 2017, 17:31Washington, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Members of the ecologist organization GREENPEACE put a poster close to the White House Wednesday, in which they call for resistance against now US President Donald Trump. Mexican Voices Urge President to Posterg Appointment with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8476&SEO=mexican-voices-urge-president-to-posterg-appointment-with-trump 25 de enero de 2017, 16:59Mexico, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto should cancel the meeting agreed with his counterpart from the United States, Donald Trump, as a worthy response by Mexico, different voices said here Wednesday. A Hundred Participants in Protests against Trump Arrested http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8271&SEO=a-hundred-participants-in-protests-against-trump-arrested 20 de enero de 2017, 16:34Washington, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Local authorities of Washington used pepper spray, and arrested almost 100 participants in the protests against the swear-in ceremony of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States Friday. Cuban 'Left' Opposition and Annexationists: Two Wings of Same Eagle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8265&SEO=cuban-left-opposition-and-annexationists-two-wings-of-same-eagle Por Arnold August* For Firmas SelectasMontreal, (Prensa Latina) In my previous article, entitled ''The End of Ideology in Cuba?,'' I created a fair amount of controversy in stating, ''I have always maintained that the most dangerous opposition to the Cuban Revolution comes from the so-called left, and not from the openly right Plattists, or annexationists.'' Trump to Take Office as US President under Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8224&SEO=trump-to-take-office-as-us-president-under-protests 19 de enero de 2017, 16:18Washington, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump will take office as the 45th President of the US Friday , but he will have the company of many protests in the US capital and other places in the 50 US states, plus another 32 nations of the world, local media assured in this capital Thursday. Electoral Campaign in Ecuador for General Elections Started http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7662&SEO=electoral-campaign-in-ecuador-for-general-elections-started Quito, (Prensa Latina) The eight candidates to Ecuador Presidency are carrying today a kind of race to accumulate more followers of their government programs, following the start of the electoral campaign for the general election next February. The End of Ideology in Cuba? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7822&SEO=the-end-of-ideology-in-cuba By Arnold August, for Firmas Selectas (Prensa Latina) Montreal, (PL) In 1960, the American sociologist and academic Daniel Bell (1919-2011) published The End of Ideology. It became a classic book in official political science. The publication was listed by Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential non-fiction books in the second half of the 20th century. Evo Morales Condemns British and Chilean Media Setup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7495&SEO=evo-morales-condemns-british-and-chilean-media-setup La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales repudiated Wednesday the decision by several press media from the United Kingdom and Chile, of publishing a fake video circulated over the social networks, in order to damage his image and prestige as Head of State. USA Presidential Candidates Spend $2.17 Billion in Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7477&SEO=usa-presidential-candidates-spend-2.17-billion-in-campaign Washington, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Presidential candidates in the United States spent $ 2.2 billion this year, according to a study published by the Center for Public Integrity, which used data provided by the Federal Electoral Commission. Mike Pompeo and the Arduous Task of Cleaning CIA's Face http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7335&SEO=mike-pompeo-and-the-arduous-task-of-cleaning-cias-face By Roberto Garcia Hernandez Havana, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo faces today a complex challenge, because if the Senate confirms him as next CIA director, he will have to lead an agency under harsh criticism of president elect Donald Trump, say experts. Poll in US Reveals Most Citizens Approve Work of Barack Obama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6970&SEO=poll-in-us-reveals-most-citizens-approve-work-of-barack-obama 13 de diciembre de 2016, 16:34Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Most of the US citizens approves the work made by President Barack Obama, shortly less than a month abefore the transfer of the power to Donald Trump, as a poll published Tuesday by press media reveals. Perez Esquivel: Milagro Sala Is a Political Prisoner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6858&SEO=perez-esquivel-milagro-sala-is-a-political-prisoner Buenos Aires, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Peace Award Adolfo Perez Esquivel was emphatic, when he declared someone like Argentinean social leader Milagro Sala a political prisoner, sentenced before being taken to trial. Cuba: A Mourning for Fidel, Also a Hope http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6677&SEO=cuba-a-mourning-for-fidel-also-a-hope Mexico, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The demonstration made by millions of Cubans in a tribute to Fidel Castro was amourning, but also, it was a sample of hope, said an article written for Mexican newspaper La Jornada Sunday. Frei Betto: Fidel the Last Great Leader of the 20th Century http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6384&SEO=frei-betto-fidel-the-last-great-leader-of-the-20th-century Brasilia, (Prensa Latina) With Fidel Castro, dies the last great leader of the 20th century; the only one who survived the success of his own work: the Cuban Revolution, liberation theologian Frei Betto assured here today. Ramonet: Fidel was the Defender of Latin American Dignity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6377&SEO=ramonet-fidel-was-the-defender-of-latin-american-dignity By Luisa María González Pars, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro was the defender of the dignity of Cuba, but also of all Latin America, said the intellectual Ignacio Ramonet today in France, after declaring himself deeply saddened by the death of the revolutionary leader. Warning of Drastic Changes in U.S. Deportations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6293&SEO=warning-of-drastic-changes-in-u.s.-deportations Washington, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The proposals of Kris Kobach, candidate of the U.S. president elect, Donald Trump, for the post of Secretary of Home Security, could drastically change the deportation regime that exists today in the United States. China and Latin America to Strengthen Ties in Media Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6243&SEO=china-and-latin-america-to-strengthen-ties-in-media-sector By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation in the media field between China and Latin America and the Caribbean has made significant progress in Chile, after a high level event that exceeded expectations and allowed concrete projects to be outlined. China Plays its Cards with Latin America and the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6209&SEO=china-plays-its-cards-with-latin-america-and-the-caribbean By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) China played big its cards with Latin Ameruca and the Caribbean, in a tour of its president Xi Jinping who tried to close all spaces possible in order to consolidate his country's notable approach to the region. US Activists Insist on Repealing Trump Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6078&SEO=us-activists-insist-on-repealing-trump-presidency Washington, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Civil rights groups in the United States are continuing preparations for a campaign aimed at persuading members of the Electoral College to reverse the results of the November 8 presidential election. Ecuador and China Establish Integral Strategic Association http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6036&SEO=ecuador-and-china-establish-integral-strategic-association By Sinay Cespedes Moreno More Than 60,000 Cases of Forced Disappearance in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5990&SEO=more-than-60000-cases-of-forced-disappearance-in-colombia Bogota, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 60,000 people were victims of forced disappearance in Colombia between 1970 to 2015, according to the National Center for Historical Memory (CNMH). Spanish GP Pilot Marc Marquez Considers Lionel Messi The Best http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5969&SEO=spanish-gp-pilot-marc-marquez-considers-lionel-messi-the-best Madrid, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Spanish GP motorcycle pilot, and now world champion Marc Marquez said in a prpmotion activity Thursday, that he considers Argentinean Lionel Messi as the best pro soccer player in the world right now. UN: Tolerance is a Condition for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5895&SEO=un-tolerance-is-a-condition-for-peace United Nations, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Unesco''s Director-General Irina Bokova said on the International Day of Tolerance that this condition is key to achieving peace and sustainable development on the planet. CIA Internal Warfare after 1961 Cuba Invasion Revealed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5770&SEO=cia-internal-warfare-after-1961-cuba-invasion-revealed Washington, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The declassification of part of a secret report from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) about the military invasion of Cuba by a mercenary brigade in 1961 has revealed the internal warfare at the U.S. espionage agency. Donald Trump, a Middle East Love Story? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5706&SEO=donald-trump-a-middle-east-love-story By Ulises Canales Trump's Stance in Climat Change Causes Fear http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5604&SEO=trumps-stance-in-climat-change-causes-fear By Fausto TrianaSantiago de Chile, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Politicians and experts in Chile have openly expressed fears about the presidency of Donald Trump, which they feel could have a serious impact on the crusade against climate change. Syria: The Drama of a Six-Year Imposed War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5549&SEO=syria-the-drama-of-a-six-year-imposed-war By Pedro García Hernández Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Syria is about to enter the sixth year of a war imposed from abroad andwhich encourages terrorists to destroy a nation that resists the drama of seeing vanish what has been built for centuries. Self-Employment Activities Prove Valid for the Cuban Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5430&SEO=self-employment-activities-prove-valid-for-the-cuban-economy By Cira Rodriguez César Havana, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) The creation of non-state forms of management (self-employment work) in Cuba is wise and challenging and more than necessary to achieve the sustainable development of the national economy. Petroecuador Case Advances, Arrest by Interpol Pending http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5428&SEO=petroecuador-case-advances-arrest-by-interpol-pending Quito, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The case of corruption known as Petroecuador or Esmeraldas refinery, took new steps today with the involvement of the International Criminal Police (Interpol) at the request of the Ecuadorian authorities. Why do U.S. Economists Reject Trump's Candidacy? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5354&SEO=why-do-u.s.-economists-reject-trumps-candidacy New York, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Accused of a pronounced ignorance of the economy and inability to listen to experts, Donald Trump is rejected by a significant group of economists in his candidacy for the presidency of the United States. France: Socialist Party Seeks Candidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5054&SEO=france-socialist-party-seeks-candidate Por Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Several questions mark the current situation of the Socialist Party of France: Will the incumbent president, François Hollande, seek reelection in the upcoming elections? If he does not run, who will be the party''s candidate? Integration of Former Soviet Region a Must http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4915&SEO=integration-of-former-soviet-region-a-must By Antonio Rondon, special envoy Simferopol, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The former president of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akaev stressed on Friday the importance of the integration processes in the post-Soviet region, including the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Negative by Trump to Accept Electoral Results Considered a Mistake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4902&SEO=negative-by-trump-to-accept-electoral-results-considered-a-mistake 20 de octubre de 2016, 16:18Washington, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Members from the US Democrat and Republican (Grand Old) Parties considered the negative by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to accept the result of the elections, if he is defeated. Influential media Calls Trump most Dangerous Man in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4886&SEO=influential-media-calls-trump-most-dangerous-man-in-u.s. Washington, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Influential news portal Huffington Post defined Donald Trump today as the most dangerous man in the U.S., after the Republican candidate denied to accept an eventual election defeat. Brazil: Good-bye to Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4848&SEO=brazil-good-bye-to-development By Moisés Pérez Mok Brasilia, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) For academician Joao Sicsu, the approval of the proposal of Constitutional Amendment promoted by president Michel Temer to restrict for 20 years public expenses, is simply to say good-bye to the development of Brazil. Venezuela Impugns Statements from Guyanese Gov't http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4446&SEO=venezuela-impugns-statements-from-guyanese-govt Caracas, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government impugned Friday the statements of Guyanese Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenridge about the possible overflight of a Venezuelan plane over the region of Esequibo. Santiago de Cuba, between Earthquakes and an Atmospheric Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4235&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-between-earthquakes-and-an-atmospheric-threat Santiago de Cuba, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) In the face of the incredulity of many people, the 46th report from the National Seismic Services clarified the doubt: a 4.8-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Cuba while people''s attention was focused on Hurricane Matthew. Greatest Threat to Peace Surronds Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4027&SEO=greatest-threat-to-peace-surronds-syria 25 de septiembre de 2016, 09:39By Pedro Garcia hernandez Most of Democrats Want Sanders if Clinton Gives up http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3787&SEO=most-of-democrats-want-sanders-if-clinton-gives-up Washington, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Forty-eight percent of the the US Democrat Party militants and followers, would be in favour of voting for Senator Bernie Sanders, if now Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leaves her career for President. US Newspaper Says Bolivian Antidrug Struggle Is Promising http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3710&SEO=us-newspaper-says-bolivian-antidrug-struggle-is-promising 14 de septiembre de 2016, 15:49La Paz, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) US newspaper The New York Times considered Wednesday that the struggle of Bolivia against drugs, is much more promising that the one implemented by the US government. US President Will Not Give up on Closure of Guanatanamo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3483&SEO=us-president-will-not-give-up-on-closure-of-guanatanamo 08 de septiembre de 2016, 16:41Washington, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) US President Barack Obama, stated today that he will not resign to the closing of the jail that the US government maintains in Guantanamo, in the southeast of Cuba, a promise broken during his two presidential mandates. Persian Gulf: UN Seeks Ways for Peace in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3458&SEO=persian-gulf-un-seeks-ways-for-peace-in-yemen 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:18 Beirut, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Although with no guarantee in hand, the UN special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, today continued his contacts in the Persian Gulf in an attempt to refloat the peace negotiations in that nation. John Kerry Praises Restablishment of Cuba-US Direct Flights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3201&SEO=john-kerry-praises-restablishment-of-cuba-us-direct-flights Washington, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The US Secretary of State, John Kerry regards the direct flight by US airline JetBlue from Fort Lauderdale (Florida, US) to Santa Clara (central Cuba) as ''another step ahead''. German Secretary of State for Environment Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2779&SEO=german-secretary-of-state-for-environment-visits-cuba Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) German State Secretary for the Environment, Jochen Flasbarth, begins today a visit to Cuba, where he will meet with several officials and tour heritage sites, the embassy of that European nation reported here. Denounced in Argentina Persecution against Cristina Fernandez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=995&SEO=denounced-in-argentina-persecution-against-cristina-fernandez Buenos Aires, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) After returning to Buenos Aires, former president Cristina Fernández started today a series of meetings with followers of divided Front for Victory (FpV) and plans a tour of the country, defying an intense campaign to discredit her.