Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Humans Have Produced 8,3 Billion Metric Tonnes of Plastic Since 1950 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15842&SEO=humans-have-produced-83-billion-metric-tonnes-of-plastic-since-1950 Washington, July 20 (Prensa Latina) Humans has produced 8,3 billion metric tonnes of plastic by 2015, most of which now resides in landfills or in the sea, according to a research published today in the Science Advances magazine. Scientists Find New Exoplanet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15820&SEO=scientists-find-new-exoplanet Berlin, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) An international team of astronomers found a new exoplanet (planet out of the Solar System), just the size of the Earth, but with a very short orbiting time around its mother star. Dog Domestication Happened Just Once,Says Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15803&SEO=dog-domestication-happened-just-oncesays-study London,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) New data from ancient dogs indicates that dogs became distinct from wolves between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago, researchers report July 18 in Nature Communications. Stronger Winds Heat Up West Antarctic Ice Melt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15792&SEO=stronger-winds-heat-up-west-antarctic-ice-melt Camberra,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina)Stronger winds 6000kms away on the East Antarctic, have generated waves that circle the continent at almost 700kmh. When these waves meet the steep underwater topography of the West Antarctic Peninsula they push warm water under the ice shelves. This helps explain the increased ice melt in this region that can lead trillion tonne ice shelves, like Larsen C, to break away from the continent. Regional Climate Center Established in Barbados http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15790&SEO=regional-climate-center-established-in-barbados Bridgetown, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Barbados is now home of the first Regional Climate Center (RCC) in the Western hemisphere, according to the CARICOM secretariat. Search for Missing People Due to Heavy Rains Continues in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15785&SEO=search-for-missing-people-due-to-heavy-rains-continues-in-japan Tokyo, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities are still searching for seven people missing due to heavy rains two weeks ago in the west of the country. South Asian Population Prone to Rare Genetic Diseases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15775&SEO=south-asian-population-prone-to-rare-genetic-diseases New Delhi, July 19 (Prensa Latina) A third of the South Asian population is more likely to suffer from rare genetic diseases than the rest of the world, as released by a study. Expert Alerts on Chikungunya Threat for Bangladeshi Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15768&SEO=expert-alerts-on-chikungunya-threat-for-bangladeshi-capital Dhaka, July 19 (PL) At least 10 percent of the 18 million people in Dhaka are at risk of being infected by chikungunya despite Bangladeshi government health campaigns, an expert warned today. Legislative Steps in California to Fight Global Warming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15733&SEO=legislative-steps-in-california-to-fight-global-warming Washington, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The US state of California is currently having strict steps to fight global warming till 2030 thanks to the stance taken by local lawmakers. Is this Gulf of Mexico Tubeworm the Longest Living Animal in World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15698&SEO=is-this-gulf-of-mexico-tubeworm-the-longest-living-animal-in-world Washington,Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Large tubeworms living in the cold depths of the Gulf of Mexico may be among the longest living animals in the world. MPs to Focus on Chevron-Affected Areas in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15690&SEO=mps-to-focus-on-chevron-affected-areas-in-ecuador Quito, July 17 (Prensa Latina) A mission of the European Parliament is continuing a visit to Ecuador so as to verify the damage caused by the US Multinational Energy Corporation Chevron (formerly Texaco), which is the reason for the trial carried out by the indigenous communities. Cuban Women Live Longer But Are Less Healthy, Study Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15686&SEO=cuban-women-live-longer-but-are-less-healthy-study-says Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Senior women in Cuba feel less healthy compared to men, a situation similar to that of other countries ranging from biological to cultural features, according to a recent study published here. Argentina: Infant Mortality Increased in Buenos Aires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15683&SEO=argentina-infant-mortality-increased-in-buenos-aires Buenos Aires, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Infant mortality in Buenos Aires increased from 6.0 in 2015 to 7.2 percent in 2016, in a great part, because of the loss of adquisitive power by the most vulnerable sectors, said a report by local entity Fundación Soberanía Sanitaria. Number of Indians Affected by Rains Continues to Rise http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15668&SEO=number-of-indians-affected-by-rains-continues-to-rise New Delhi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Monsoon rains have so far caused nearly 90 deaths and affected two million people in India, today reported official sources. China -Blue Alert For Typhoon Talas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15660&SEO=china-blue-alert-for-typhoon-talas Beijing, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) China''s national observatory today renewed a blue alert for typhoon Talas, which is expected to hit Hainan Province and the Beibu Gulf. 90% of Drinking Water in Karachi is Unfit For Human Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15651&SEO=90-of-drinking-water-in-karachi-is-unfit-for-human-consumption Islamabad, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Up to 90 percent of water supplied in Karachi, a city of 20 million,is unfit for human consumption due to the presence of bacterial contamination, revealed a report on Saturday. Jamaica Urges the Caribbean to Research into Health Security Gaps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15644&SEO=jamaica-urges-the-caribbean-to-research-into-health-security-gaps Kingston, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica''s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett urged the Caribbean today to analyze the gaps in health security as a key area for the development of tourism in the region, said today The Observer newspaper. Patagonia Sea and Land, New Chilean Environmental Perspective http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15630&SEO=patagonia-sea-and-land-new-chilean-environmental-perspective By Fausto Triana Ravens, Like Humans and Apes, Can Plan For The Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15613&SEO=ravens-like-humans-and-apes-can-plan-for-the-future Washington,Jul 14 (Prensa Latina)All of us know how tough it can be to delay gratification. But human civilization was built around our supposedly unique ability to planâ€''to anticipate future needs and sacrifice now to reap the rewards later. Costa Rican Peninsula of Nicoya Moves 11 Milimeters a Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15582&SEO=costa-rican-peninsula-of-nicoya-moves-11-milimeters-a-year San Jose, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The peninsula of Nicoya moves 11 milimeters a year, going northwest, according to a test made by the National Seismologic Net of Costa Rica (RSN) and the Universities of Costa Rica and Indiana, Pennsylvania, US. China Becomes World's Second Largest Medicine Consumer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15547&SEO=china-becomes-worlds-second-largest-medicine-consumer Beijing, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) China has become the second largest consumer of medicine in the world, and the world''s biggest exporter of bulk pharmaceuticals, it was reported here today. Monsoon Hits Northeastern India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15532&SEO=monsoon-hits-northeastern-india New Delhi, July 13 (Prensa Latina) Monsoon rains are today hitting northeastern India, where nearly 60 people were killed and hundreds of thousands were affected by the weather. Search for Missing People Due to Heavy Rains Continues in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15508&SEO=search-for-missing-people-due-to-heavy-rains-continues-in-japan Tokyo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities are still searching for 20 people missing due to heavy rains last week in the west of the country. New Marine Review Shows Impact of Cliimate Change in Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15498&SEO=new-marine-review-shows-impact-of-cliimate-change-in-oceans London,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Alredy 60 percent of Oceans show signs of climate change impact like acidification and heat of the waters, according to a study of Oxford University. India Launches Family Planning Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15474&SEO=india-launches-family-planning-campaign New Delhi, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ministry of Health today launched a family planning campaign aimed at slowing the growth of the country''s population, inhabited by more than 1,3 billion people. Turkey Tests Cuban Vaccine to Fight Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15415&SEO=turkey-tests-cuban-vaccine-to-fight-cancer Ankara, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Turkey started testing with 39 patients from five hospitals the Cuban vaccine to fight lung cancer, Racotumomab, whose commercial name is Vaxira, T24 news website posted. Spain Develops Model Based on Meteorology to Prevent Dengue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15372&SEO=spain-develops-model-based-on-meteorology-to-prevent-dengue Madrid, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists have developed a model based on the weather forecast to detect early cases of dengue fever, confirmed a research of the Barcelona Global Health Institute (IS Global). China Concludes Extraction of Ice Fuel Test http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15363&SEO=china-concludes-extraction-of-ice-fuel-test Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts concluded a extraction test of gas hydrate, known as fuel ice, another major breakthrough today in this nation''s quest for alternative energy sources. Mexico: Reservoir of Edible Moshroom of Healing Properties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15349&SEO=mexico-reservoir-of-edible-moshroom-of-healing-properties Mexico, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is the second largest reservoir of edible wild mushrooms in the world, confirmed researchers at the Postgraduate College (Colpos) in Texcoco. Convention on Environment in Cuba Ratifies Actions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15329&SEO=convention-on-environment-in-cuba-ratifies-actions Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Convention on Environment and Development has reaffirmed Cuba''s actions in favor of the environment to deal with climate change and other pressing problems, Granma newspaper reported today. WHO Warns on Increased Resistance to Antibiotics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15274&SEO=who-warns-on-increased-resistance-to-antibiotics Geneva, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of an increase in antibiotic resistance to the contagious gonorrhea disease, which affects 78 million people worldwide. China Ends Structure of World's Longest Cross-Sea Bridge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15272&SEO=china-ends-structure-of-worlds-longest-cross-sea-bridge Beijing, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The main structure of world''s longest cross-sea bridge linking the southern Zhuhai prefecture with the special administrative regions of China, Hong Kong and Macao, finished today, bridge builders said. More than 2.5 Million Angolans Vaccinated against Yellow Fever http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15247&SEO=more-than-2.5-million-angolans-vaccinated-against-yellow-fever Luanda, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 2.5 million Angolan citizens have been vaccinated against the yellow fever, as a result of the seventh stage of the vaccination campaign against that disease, official sources reported today. Calm Lakes on Titan Could Mean Smooth Landing for Future Space Probes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15234&SEO=calm-lakes-on-titan-could-mean-smooth-landing-for-future-space-probes Washington,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina ) The lakes of liquid methane on Saturn''s moon, Titan, are perfect for paddling but not for surfing. Zambia in State of Emergency due to Fire in Lusaka http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15217&SEO=zambia-in-state-of-emergency-due-to-fire-in-lusaka Pretoria, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Zambia woke up today in a State of Emergency after a fire that partially destroyed the largest market in Lusaka and amid growing political tensions in that country, South African media reported. Giant Crocodrile Had Teeth Like a T. Rex http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15173&SEO=giant-crocodrile-had-teeth-like-a-t.-rex Washington,Jul 5 Prensa Latina) Researchers have described new fossils belonging to an extinct crocodile-like creature that had a set of serrated teeth like those of a T. rex. Cuba Implements Actions to Strengthen Protected Area System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15151&SEO=cuba-implements-actions-to-strengthen-protected-area-system Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is implementing an action plan until 2020 to strengthen the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP), according to Granma daily. El Niño Causes Social Disintegration in Swaziland, Study Reveals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15143&SEO=el-nino-causes-social-disintegration-in-swaziland-study-reveals Pretoria, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The severe drought that hit Swaziland in 2016 has caused an increase in prostitution and rape within families, and the abandonment of children by parents who had to move in search of jobs, it was reported here today. Cape Town Continues under Intense Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15133&SEO=cape-town-continues-under-intense-drought Pretoria, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The South African city of Cape Town is undergoing a severe drought that has forced its authorities to impose strict restrictions in water use, SA News reported. Protected Areas, A Solution to Environmental Challenges, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15128&SEO=protected-areas-a-solution-to-environmental-challenges-says-expert Havana, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Protected areas are natural solutions to the global challenges related to climate change, the director of National Natural Parks in Colombia, Julia Miranda, said today. Indian Astronomers Discover 25 Giant Radio Galaxies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15096&SEO=indian-astronomers-discover-25-giant-radio-galaxies New Delhi, July 4 (Prensa Latina) A group of Indian astronomers discovered 25 extremely rare radio galaxies, the largest ones known in the universe, specialized sources reported here today. Amazing Elevator Has No Cables and Moves Sideways http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15072&SEO=amazing-elevator-has-no-cables-and-moves-sideways Berlin,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) German Engineering firm ThyssenKrup has created an elevator that operates horizontally as well as vertically and without cables,according to Stern. Iran Able to Present Successful Plans for Environmental Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15069&SEO=iran-able-to-present-successful-plans-for-environmental-issues Teherán,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Iranian Department of Environment (DoE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said today that Iran is able to introduce successful plans, such as reforestation and lake revival, whose example is the Lake Urmia, to counter particles pollution. Illiteracy, a Ballast to Jamaican Agriculture, Experts Say http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15062&SEO=illiteracy-a-ballast-to-jamaican-agriculture-experts-say Kingston, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Illiteracy among Jamaican farmers is the main impediment for agricultural development, local community expert Paul Bernard said. Largest Indian Mangrove Forest Jeopardized by Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15032&SEO=largest-indian-mangrove-forest-jeopardized-by-climate-change New Delhi, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Climate change and increased sea level represent a serious threat to the Sunderbans in India, the largest mangrove forest cover in the world, said a research issued today in this city. The Bay of Havana and the Risk of Waste Oils http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15012&SEO=the-bay-of-havana-and-the-risk-of-waste-oils Havana (Prensa Latina) Waste oils are a real danger to human, animal and plant life and also damage the environment. Scientists Find Evidence of a Mysterious Skull Cult in Turkish Temple http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14997&SEO=scientists-find-evidence-of-a-mysterious-skull-cult-in-turkish-temple Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Archaeologists have discovered what seem to be the remains of a ''skull cult'' in an ancient ritual site in southeast Turkey. Cuba Highlights Value of Communication for Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14984&SEO=cuba-highlights-value-of-communication-for-development Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Gladys Bejerano, General Comptroller of the Republic of Cuba, has stressed the need to ensure timely, adequate and fluid communication in all scenarios, to ensure the success of the national development model. G-20 Must Increase Investments to Halt Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14965&SEO=g-20-must-increase-investments-to-halt-climate-change Berlin, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Most G20 economies lack sufficient financial resources to halt global warming because renewable energy investments must be twofold through 2035, said a research today. H2-Oh! Scientists Show Water Can Exist as Two Different Liquids http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14939&SEO=h2-oh-scientists-show-water-can-exist-as-two-different-liquids Washington,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Water is one of the most fundamental molecules on Earth, and yet scientists are only just beginning to wrap their heads around how bizarre the substance really is. Alert Raised for Lethal Drug in Houston, USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14895&SEO=alert-raised-for-lethal-drug-in-houston-usa Washington, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) A dangerous drug that can be consumed in Houston, Texas, raised the alert of authorities, said today the local media. Egypt: Alert on New Computer Virus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14889&SEO=egypt-alert-on-new-computer-virus Cairo, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) A supervising organization with experience in computer security working for the Egyptian Ministers Council, issued a national alert Wednesday on new malignant virus (or computer malignant program) PETYA, which got world spread in the last days. AIDS Drug Tested in Patients in Kenya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14862&SEO=aids-drug-tested-in-patients-in-kenya Nairobi, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) At least 20,000 AIDS patients in Kenya are currently receiving a generic version of the new drug against the disease, making it the first African country to use it. Life Above The Clouds in the Andes, 7,000 Years Ago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14853&SEO=life-above-the-clouds-in-the-andes-7000-years-ago London,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) In the Andes Mountains of Peru, the air is gaspingly thin, the climate harsh. Europe Hit by Cyberattack that Could Be Linked to US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14846&SEO=europe-hit-by-cyberattack-that-could-be-linked-to-us Oslo, June 28 (Prensa Latina) Although the Petya virus appears to be contained today, companies and governments around the world are still alarmed by the impact of this computer attack, which appears to be related to the United States National Security Agency. UN Reiterates Concern by Progress of Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14819&SEO=un-reiterates-concern-by-progress-of-cholera-in-yemen United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations reiterated its concern because of the progress of cholera in Yemen, a country where more than 200,000 cases and 1,300 fatal victims, have been reported. A New Virus Attack is Infecting Airlines, Banks, Utilities in Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14808&SEO=a-new-virus-attack-is-infecting-airlines-banks-utilities-in-europe Oslo,Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month''s WannaCry attack. Lab Grown Human Colons Made Out of Stem Cells http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14807&SEO=lab-grown-human-colons-made-out-of-stem-cells Washington, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate human embryonic colons in a laboratory that function much like natural human tissues when transplanted into mice, according to new research,published in Cell Stem Cell. Dutch Scientists Celebrate Rare Meteorite Find in the Netherlands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14792&SEO=dutch-scientists-celebrate-rare-meteorite-find-in-the-netherlands Amsterdam, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Dutch scientists celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system. Sea Level to Damage Two Billion People by 2100 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14763&SEO=sea-level-to-damage-two-billion-people-by-2100 Washington, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Near two billion people might turn into refugees due to the climate, for the increased sea level, said a research published today by a journal. Climate Change Could Threaten Up To 2 Billion Refugees By 2100 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14736&SEO=climate-change-could-threaten-up-to-2-billion-refugees-by-2100 Washington, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Charles Geisler, a sociologist at Cornell University, spent much of his career researching where poor people go when rich corporations swoop in and buy the land out from under their feet. Costa Rica Concerned About an Increase in HIV and AIDS Cases in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14730&SEO=costa-rica-concerned-about-an-increase-in-hiv-and-aids-cases-in-2016 San Jose, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The increase in HIV and AIDS cases in Costa Rica in 2016 is a matter of concern to the authorities of the Ministry of Health, and shows the need to strengthen prevention actions. Rising Right Whale Death Toll Could Be Catastrophic: Marine Biologist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14728&SEO=rising-right-whale-death-toll-could-be-catastrophic-marine-biologist Ottawa, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A marine mammal expert says the fate of a critically endangered species could hang in the balance with the death of six North Atlantic right whales found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Mexico City Reports High Aging Rate in the Americas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14720&SEO=mexico-city-reports-high-aging-rate-in-the-americas Mexico, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican capital ranks in the ninth place of the most aged populations among 12 cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, with one million or more senior citizens, according to the Latin American and Caribbean Demography Center. Sri Lanka Launches Campaign against Dengue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14703&SEO=sri-lanka-launches-campaign-against-dengue Colombo, 26 June (Prensa Latina) Sri Lanka''s government is today conducting a new campaign against dengue in order to curb the epidemic on the island, which in the first half of this year affected over 69,000 people and killed at least 205. Cuba Presents Its Experiences on Urbanism in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14649&SEO=cuba-presents-its-experiences-on-urbanism-in-argentina Buenos Aires, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba brought today to the 26th General Assembly of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urbanism, which brings together delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean, their experiences and challenges in implementing a quality urban agenda. Bolivian Illimani Mountain to Be More Resistant to Global Warming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14640&SEO=bolivian-illimani-mountain-to-be-more-resistant-to-global-warming La Paz, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The ice of the Bolivian Illimani mountain is more resistant today to the effects of the global warming than other similar places such as the Alps, the first conclusions of the study of the French-Italian Ice Memory project states. Cuba Exposes in Argentina its Vision on Human Settlements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14628&SEO=cuba-exposes-in-argentina-its-vision-on-human-settlements Buenos Aires, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Institute of Physical Planning, Samuel Rodiles Plana, has explained here his country''s vision as an island state during the 26th Assembly General of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urbanism, which brings together today delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean committed to join knowledge on human settlements. Cuban Ministry of Sciences Analyzes 2016 Budget Impact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14614&SEO=cuban-ministry-of-sciences-analyzes-2016-budget-impact Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The expenditure in Cuba in Scientific and Technological Activities (ACT), in the year 2016, reached 781.8 million pesos, reported today the official from the Cuban Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Armando Rodriguez. Cuba Keeps Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya under Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14612&SEO=cuba-keeps-zika-dengue-and-chikungunya-under-control Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba keeps diseases as dengue, zika and chikungunya under control, despite the existence of their transmitting agent: the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, said today the director for Vigilance and Anti-Vectorial Battle at the Public Health Ministry (MINSAP),  Pena. China Studies First Law on Control of Soil Pollution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14605&SEO=china-studies-first-law-on-control-of-soil-pollution Beijing, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Legislators discussed today the rough draft of the country''s first law on soil pollution control and prevention. India in Final Stages for Launching Earth Observation Satellites http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14569&SEO=india-in-final-stages-for-launching-earth-observation-satellites New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) is today finalizing the details for the launch of 31 satellites, including Cartosat-2E dedicated to Earth observation. Indian Space Agency, NASA build Reconnaissance Satellite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14515&SEO=indian-space-agency-nasa-build-reconnaissance-satellite New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (NASA) started building components to jointly make a Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) dedicated to monitoring the Earth. Cuba to Hold Symposium on Primary and Family Health Care http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14510&SEO=cuba-to-hold-symposium-on-primary-and-family-health-care Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The National Symposium on Primary and Family Health Care will be held on June 27th and 28th with foreign participants to improve the quality of services, said organizers today. More Than 57,000 People Affected By Rain in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14495&SEO=more-than-57000-people-affected-by-rain-in-guatemala Guatemala, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) More than 57,000 people have been affected to this day by torrential downpours in recent days, associated, by experts, with the incidence of a low pressure system in Guatemala. Scientists Alert to Worse Heat Waves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14462&SEO=scientists-alert-to-worse-heat-waves Washington, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Experts said today that the 74 percent of the world population will be exposed to heat waves by 2100 if carbon dioxide rate increases at the same current pace. Caribbean Islands Closely Watching Tropical Storm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14451&SEO=caribbean-islands-closely-watching-tropical-storm Bridgetown, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Barbados and other Caribbean islands are closely watching a tropical depression that might evolve into a Tropical Storm, the local media reported. Ebola Vaccine Developed in Canada Shows Promising Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14436&SEO=ebola-vaccine-developed-in-canada-shows-promising-results Ottawa, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccine, developed in Canada, was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants 6 months after immunization. Probable Tropical Cyclone North of Yucatan,Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14429&SEO=probable-tropical-cyclone-north-of-yucatanmexico Mexico, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The National Meteorological Service (NMS) forecast for today the probable incidence of a tropical hurricane between the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the north of Yucatan, moving towards the northwest. 165 Killed by Mudslides in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14414&SEO=165-killed-by-mudslides-in-bangladesh Dhaka, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) With seven people killed, the death toll due to recent rains and mudslides in several districts in eastern Bangladesh stands now at 165, according to the most recent reports. Everest Will Be Measured, Assessing Consequences of 2015 Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14391&SEO=everest-will-be-measured-assessing-consequences-of-2015-earthquake Kathmandu, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Cartography of Nepal said today that the Everest will be measured to determine if it had some change after the earthquake occurred in April 2015, which left 9,000 fatalities. Warning on Climatic Catastrophe in the Amazon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14373&SEO=warning-on-climatic-catastrophe-in-the-amazon London, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Brazil, Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States predicted the start of a climatic catastrophe in the Amazon region, in a report published by specialized magazine Nature Friday. Nicaraguan Experts Discover Archaeological Site http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14323&SEO=nicaraguan-experts-discover-archaeological-site Managua, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan specialists have discovered an archaeological site in the town of Tiscapa, close to the National Baseball Stadium. Training of Mexican Doctors in Cuba Praised http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14313&SEO=training-of-mexican-doctors-in-cuba-praised Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Minister of Health Jose Narro highlighted today the key training in Cuba of Mexican Doctors in Medicine, which will help improve the quality of health services in Mexico. Cuba and Mexico Sign Scientific-Technical Collaboration Accords http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14308&SEO=cuba-and-mexico-sign-scientific-technical-collaboration-accords Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Mexico signed today two agreements and a memorandum of understanding in this capital to increase their scientific-technical collaboration. South Korean Doctors Take Care of Bolivians with Oriental Techniques http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14275&SEO=south-korean-doctors-take-care-of-bolivians-with-oriental-techniques La Paz, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of 11 South Korean doctors will take care today and tomorrow of the Bolivian population of Cochabamba with Oriental techniques for free, the director of the Department Health Service, Lidia Astroña, confirmed. China's First X-Ray Telescope Flying Well into Space http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14271&SEO=chinas-first-x-ray-telescope-flying-well-into-space Beijing, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) China launched Thursday an X-ray space telescope to explore the Milky Way in search of black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts. One out of Six Elderly People Experience Abuse, Says WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14265&SEO=one-out-of-six-elderly-people-experience-abuse-says-who Geneva, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Approximately, one out of every six elderly people in the world experience some kind of abuse, a figure that will increase as the global population grows older, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned. Australians Researchers Uncover Huge Extinct Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14234&SEO=australians-researchers-uncover-huge-extinct-turkey Canberra, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina)A flying turkey as tall as a kangaroo is among five big extinct birds to have been discovered by South Australian palaeontologists. Tooth Found in Mexico Suggests Mammals Migrated Across America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14232&SEO=tooth-found-in-mexico-suggests-mammals-migrated-across-america Washington, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Late in the afternoon on a hot March day in central Mexico, a paleontologist uncovered a jawbone and called over to Jack Tseng. Two Dead and Damages Due to 6.6 Earthquake in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14226&SEO=two-dead-and-damages-due-to-6.6-earthquake-in-guatemala Guatemala, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Damages in homes, power cuts, and two people dead are the preliminary balance of a 6.6-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale that shook Guatemala City early this morning. UN Analyzes Strategy to Defeat Cholera in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14217&SEO=un-analyzes-strategy-to-defeat-cholera-in-haiti United Nations, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly is analyzing the situation of a strategy launched in 2016 by the organization to defeat the cholera epidemic that plagues Haiti. Indian Space Agency to Test Semi-cryogenic Engine by 2021 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14204&SEO=indian-space-agency-to-test-semi-cryogenic-engine-by-2021 New Delhi, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Following the launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk-III, India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to test a kerosene-based semi-cryogenic engine by 2021. Humans Will Find Alien Life In The Next 10 Years, Says Astronomer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14159&SEO=humans-will-find-alien-life-in-the-next-10-years-says-astronomer Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) For over half a century, scientists, astronomers, and citizen stargazers, have been on the hunt for extra-terrestrial life. More Than 6,000 Displaced Due to Floods in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14155&SEO=more-than-6000-displaced-due-to-floods-in-uruguay Montevideo, June 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 6,163 people remain displaced by floods today in four departments of Northwestern Uruguay, where the waters of the homonymous river will continue to rise between this and the coming week. Natural Disasters Burden Developing Countries, FAO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14147&SEO=natural-disasters-burden-developing-countries-fao-says Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Agriculture in developing countries has accounted for 23 percent of all damages and losses caused by medium and large-scale disasters between 2006 and 2016, FAO said today. Tobacco Use Declines in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14136&SEO=tobacco-use-declines-in-india New Delhi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Tobacco use in India fell from 34,6 percent in 2009-2010 to 28,6 percent in 2016-2017, which represents 8,1 million smokers less, revealed a poll released today in the capital. Belgian Company Presents in Cuba Plantar Pressure Measurement System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14126&SEO=belgian-company-presents-in-cuba-plantar-pressure-measurement-system Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A plantar pressure measurement system to study the plantar pressure variability was presented today by the Belgian company Rsscan, in the context of Podosalud 2017, the 1st Conference on Applied Chiropody, in session at Habana Libre Hotel. Brain Architecture: Scientists Discover 11 Dimensional Structures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14102&SEO=brain-architecture-scientists-discover-11-dimensional-structures Washington,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Scientists studying the brain have discovered that the organ operates on up to 11 different dimensions, creating multiverse-like structures that are ''a world we had never imagined.'' Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity Increse in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14097&SEO=health-effects-of-overweight-and-obesity-increse-in-the-world London,Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Since 1980 the number of obese persons dobled in 70 countires until reaching 2 billion in the world according to New England Journal of Medicine. Cuba Hosts Second Scientific Day of Podosalud 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14069&SEO=cuba-hosts-second-scientific-day-of-podosalud-2017 Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Scientific Congress of Applied Podiatry, Podosalud 2017, celebrates today in this capital its second day with the objective of deepening the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and alterations that affect the foot. Cuba Hosts Congress on Applied Podiatry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14051&SEO=cuba-hosts-congress-on-applied-podiatry Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Scientific Congress on Applied Podiatry, Podosalud 2017, opened today in this capital with the participation of delegates from more than 15 countries, who will to share experiences on this specialty. Cuba Develops Quick Alert for Perceptible Earthquakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13981&SEO=cuba-develops-quick-alert-for-perceptible-earthquakes Santiago de Cuba, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) A higher development of the system to record and raise alert on perceptible earthquakes is reached currently by the National Seismological Service (SSN). Experts Protect Antilles Manatee in Cuban Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13968&SEO=experts-protect-antilles-manatee-in-cuban-coasts Ciego de Avila, Cuba Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Environmental specialists are deepening the researches today on the Antilles manatee in the Ana Maria Keys, a wildlife refuge in the Jardines de la Reina National Park, on the southern coast of central Cuba. Malaysian Public Universities Among Best in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13964&SEO=malaysian-public-universities-among-best-in-the-world Kuala Lumpur,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) All five public research universities in Malaysia have been listed in the top 1 percent of such universities in the world. Ecologist Killed by Rhinoceros at Akagera Park in Rwanda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13960&SEO=ecologist-killed-by-rhinoceros-at-akagera-park-in-rwanda Kigali,Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) An ecologist,Hungarian Krisztián Gyöngyi, was today killed by a rhinoceros in Akagera National Park while out tracking animals in the park, this was confirmed in a statement issued by the park management yesterday. Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils Discovered in Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13935&SEO=oldest-homo-sapiens-fossils-discovered-in-morocco Rabat, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) A team of European and Moroccan archaeologists has discovered in Yebel Irhoud, Morocco, the oldest known fossils of Homo Sapiens, dating back to between 300,000 and 350,000 years, Nature magazine published today. Paraguayan Deputies Debate Medical Use of Marijuana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13934&SEO=paraguayan-deputies-debate-medical-use-of-marijuana Asuncion, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The bill to protect domestic use of marijuana (Cannabis Sativa) for medicinal purposes was released to the Science and Technology Committee of the Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies. UN-Cuba Urged the Developed World to Protect the Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13908&SEO=un-cuba-urged-the-developed-world-to-protect-the-oceans United Nations, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba demanded today at the United Nations Conference on Oceans the support of the developed world to the countries of the South with funding and technology to guarantee the protection and sustainable management of these marine areas. Wide Debate Marks Int'l Event on Longevity in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13892&SEO=wide-debate-marks-intl-event-on-longevity-in-havana Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The relationship between oral health and population aging, or the experiences of aging populations facing diseases such as AIDS in Brazil, mark some of the issues under discussion today at the 14th International Seminar on Longevity. Protected Marine Reserves can Mitigate Climate Effects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13882&SEO=protected-marine-reserves-can-mitigate-climate-effects Washington, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Marine reserves highly protected can help mitigate the effects of climate change, said an international research published today by a specialized magazine. Angola to Keep Committed to Nature Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13869&SEO=angola-to-keep-committed-to-nature-protection Luanda, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Focused on fighting poaching and protecting biodiversity, Angola will continue committed to nature preservation, Environment Minister Fatima Jardim asserted today. Ministry of Health Declares End of Zika Epidemic in Puerto Rico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13861&SEO=ministry-of-health-declares-end-of-zika-epidemic-in-puerto-rico San Juan, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health today decreed the end of the Zika epidemic in Puerto Rico, where it caused several deaths and serious economic damages by a campaign that pushed tourists away from the United States. Germany is Concern of G20 Joint Statement on Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13858&SEO=germany-is-concern-of-g20-joint-statement-on-climate-change Berlin, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany expressed today its concern about the possibility to issue a joint statement regarding climate change, trade and migration flows. Historical Drought in Oaxaca http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13853&SEO=historical-drought-in-oaxaca Mexico, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca is experiencing a historical drought in most of its territory, with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, near zero precipitation and lack of water for the population and livestock. Cuba Hosts International Seminar on Longevity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13834&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-seminar-on-longevity Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Under the motto ''What to do to achieve 120 and more, with an active and satisfactory longevity,'' the 14th International Seminar on Longevity began today at the Conference Center in Havana. Conference for Sustainable Development Opens in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13815&SEO=conference-for-sustainable-development-opens-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Diverse aspects of global scientific work were debated by 150 international delegates at the 7th International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (CYTDES 2017). Our Planet Celebrates World Environment Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13785&SEO=our-planet-celebrates-world-environment-day Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) To remember the importance of preserving the environment for human development is the objective of this day, which is celebrated throughout the world with actions aimed to make the international community more sensitive to this matter. More Hurricanes Predicted This Season in the Atlantic Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13783&SEO=more-hurricanes-predicted-this-season-in-the-atlantic-ocean Washington, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Meteorologists at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center said today that the Atlantic Ocean could face another hurricane season above normal this year. Crater on Mars Could Have Been Habitable For 700 Million Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13747&SEO=crater-on-mars-could-have-been-habitable-for-700-million-years Washington,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The Curiosity Rover is earning its keep, sending back more and more valuable information about the Red Planet. Scientists Discover a Sixth Sense On The Tongue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13743&SEO=scientists-discover-a-sixth-sense-on-the-tongue Washington, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Viewed under a microscope, your tongue is an alien landscape, studded by fringed and bumpy buds that sense five basic tastes: salty, sour, sweet, bitter, and umami. Paraguay Might Approve Marijuana for Medical Use http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13725&SEO=paraguay-might-approve-marijuana-for-medical-use Asuncion, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Most of the Chamber of Deputies of Paraguay is quite positive for the approval of decriminalizing marijuana (Cannabis Sativa) for medical use, local officials reported. Sana Health Aims to Stop Insomnia With Smart Goggles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13709&SEO=sana-health-aims-to-stop-insomnia-with-smart-goggles London Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) The Sana Sleep ''smart goggles,'' will be available to the too-tired public starting in the second quarter of 2018, according to Sana Health company. Children Behave Worse When Parents are Distracted by Smartphones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13700&SEO=children-behave-worse-when-parents-are-distracted-by-smartphones Washington,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Children behave worse when parents spend too much time on their smartphones or tablets, research suggests. Trump's Decision on Climate Strongly Criticized in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13694&SEO=trumps-decision-on-climate-strongly-criticized-in-france Paris, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) French government authorities and politicians from different trends strongly criticized the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw his country from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Chile Calls CELAC's Meeting at UN on US Climate Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13690&SEO=chile-calls-celacs-meeting-at-un-on-us-climate-policy By Fausto Triana Air Pollution Kills More than 7,000 Canadians Each Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13681&SEO=air-pollution-kills-more-than-7000-canadians-each-year Ottawa, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Some 7,700 Canadians die prematurely each year, due to diseases associated to air pollution, a research study has alerted. Tropical Depression Two -E Takes Aim at Oaxaca, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13657&SEO=tropical-depression-two-e-takes-aim-at-oaxaca-mexico México,Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The state of Tabasco,Mexico is recovering today from intense and rains that have bring floods and heavy damages, according to local media. 1,214 Uruguayans Remain Displaced by Heavy Floods http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13655&SEO=1214-uruguayans-remain-displaced-by-heavy-floods Montevideo, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The number of displaced people in Uruguay due to flooding amounted to 1,214 and is concentrated in the departments of Salto, Paysandú, Artigas and Cerro Largo, reported today the National Emergency System (Sinae). Shark Marked in Chile Appears in New Zealand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13638&SEO=shark-marked-in-chile-appears-in-new-zealand Santiago de Chile, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The blue shark, of oceanic and migratory customs, honored its characteristics and a specimen marked in Chile on March 23, 2016 appeared in New Zealand on May 12, 2017. Cuba: Camaguey Increases Medical Investigations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13608&SEO=cuba-camaguey-increases-medical-investigations Camaguey, Cuba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A dozen of researchs projects outstand in the agenda of the Center for Immunology and Biological Products at the Carlos Juan Finlay Medical Sciences University in this Cuban city, located at the central eastern part of the island. Heat Island Effect Could Double Climate Change Costs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13604&SEO=heat-island-effect-could-double-climate-change-costs Oslo,May 31 (Prensa Latina) Overheated cities face climate change costs at least twice as big as the rest of the world because of the ''urban heat island'' effect, new research shows. Papua New Guinea Expedition Finds Largest Trees at Extreme Altitude http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13599&SEO=papua-new-guinea-expedition-finds-largest-trees-at-extreme-altitude Sydney,May 31 (Prensa Latina) The first field campaign surveying Papua New Guinea''s lush primary forests from the coast to clouds has revealed the high mountain tops may house the largest trees recorded globally at such extreme altitudes. Rare Faceless Fish Discovered in Deep Sea off Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13590&SEO=rare-faceless-fish-discovered-in-deep-sea-off-australia Canberra, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A team of scientists found a mysterious faceless fish during an exploration in deep Australian waters, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) reported today. Cuba Hosts Global Renewable Energy Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13577&SEO=cuba-hosts-global-renewable-energy-forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Experts from some 20 countries are participating here from today to June 2nd at the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, in which the main progress in the field will be present. Cuba Expects High Foreign Participation in Energy Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13569&SEO=cuba-expects-high-foreign-participation-in-energy-forum Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from some 20 countries will participate in the Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, that opened here today, a source of the event stated. Ancient Rice Strain Back On in China After 10 000 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13544&SEO=ancient-rice-strain-back-on-in-china-after-10-000-years Washington, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Rice was cultivated for the first time in China nearly 10,000 years ago, according to a study published by specialized magazine Proceedings, from the US Academy of Sciences. Soil Microbes Could Accelerate Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13540&SEO=soil-microbes-could-accelerate-climate-change Washington, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have known that microbes living in the ground can play a major role in producing atmospheric carbon that can accelerate climate change. WHO: Tobacco Causes More Than Seven Million Deaths Every Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13531&SEO=who-tobacco-causes-more-than-seven-million-deaths-every-year Geneva, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Smoking causes more than seven million deaths annually, as well as significant economic and environmental losses in all countries of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned today. Alert on Bank Risks Associated with New Technologies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13513&SEO=alert-on-bank-risks-associated-with-new-technologies Brussels, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The use of information and communication technologies in financial services requires effective regulations to prevent major threats, including cyber attacks, a senior European banking executive stated today. First Picture of Jupiter Rings Taken from Inside Exhibited http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13509&SEO=first-picture-of-jupiter-rings-taken-from-inside-exhibited Washington, May 29 (Prensa Latina) US National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) today exhibited a photo captured by space probe Juno from the inside of the rings of Jupiter. Several Dead, Injured, Streets Blocked As Severe Storm Hits Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13492&SEO=several-dead-injured-streets-blocked-as-severe-storm-hits-moscow Moscow,May 29 (Prensa Latina) At least 11 persons died and 40 were injured today here because of intense winds and rains. Latin American Congress of Zoos and Aquariums Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13469&SEO=latin-american-congress-of-zoos-and-aquariums-begins-in-cuba Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Congress of the Latin American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (Alpza 2017) will be held from today to June 2nd at the Conference Center in this capital. Cuba Hosts Regional Congress on Zoos and Aquariums http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13463&SEO=cuba-hosts-regional-congress-on-zoos-and-aquariums Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Biologists and specialists in the management of wildlife species in captivity are participating today in the 24th Latin American Congress on Zoological Parks and Aquariums, attended by delegates from 18 nations of the region and the United States. Cubans Provide Solidarity at Bolivian Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13460&SEO=cubans-provide-solidarity-at-bolivian-health-fair La Paz, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Professionals from the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Bolivia are providing solidarity on Sunday at the ExpoSalud 2017 fair, where they are offering free services to patients with limited resources. Yellow Alert in China due to Heat Wave http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13451&SEO=yellow-alert-in-china-due-to-heat-wave Beijing, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The National Meteorological Center of China issued a yellow alert on Sunday due to the high temperatures reported in some central and northern provinces where the thermometers marked up to 39 degrees Celsius. Birthrate Decreases in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13438&SEO=birthrate-decreases-in-cuba Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The birth rate in Cuba declined by 8,192 births from 2015 to 2016, with a total of 116,872 cases last year, according to data from the Statistical Yearbook for Health released today by local press. Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, an Example of Unprecedented Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13387&SEO=henry-reeve-medical-brigade-an-example-of-unprecedented-solidarity By Nicholas Valdes Cuba Exposes in Mexico Experiences to Face Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13386&SEO=cuba-exposes-in-mexico-experiences-to-face-natural-disasters By Orlando Oramas Leon Ancient Peruvian Civilization More Complex than Previously Thought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13379&SEO=ancient-peruvian-civilization-more-complex-than-previously-thought Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) A civilization that flourished in Peru 15,000 years ago was much more advanced than originally thought and had complex social networks with bureaucracy and religion, the Florida Atlantic University reported today. NASA Probe on a Fast Track to Reach Metallic Asteroid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13354&SEO=nasa-probe-on-a-fast-track-to-reach-metallic-asteroid Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) NASA announced that it had approved a mission, Psyche, to the asteroid belt. Today, the organization announced a shift in Psyche''s launch schedule -- with big ramifications. Premature Deaths Due to Chronic Diseases Increase in Jamaica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13343&SEO=premature-deaths-due-to-chronic-diseases-increase-in-jamaica Kingston, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Health Minister Christopher Tufton has warned of the growing level of premature deaths from chronic diseases, The Observer newspaper reported today. NASA Says That Five Asteroids Will Come Close to Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13337&SEO=nasa-says-that-five-asteroids-will-come-close-to-earth Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina)It is a scene we all dread - an enormous space rock colliding with Earth, causing widespread chaos and destruction. Colombian Caribbean Regions on Alert due to Magdalena's Overflow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13320&SEO=colombian-caribbean-regions-on-alert-due-to-magdalenas-overflow Bogota, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Zones of the Colombian Caribbean are on the alert due to the unusual overflow of the Magdalena River, which flows into that region after running through most of the country, the newspaper El Tiempo reports. 2.7 Billion People Exposed to Earthquakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13313&SEO=2.7-billion-people-exposed-to-earthquakes Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) One out of three people is exposed to earthquakes and some one billion people to floods in 155 countries, while 414 million people live near one of the 220 volcanoes most dangerous, said today regional sources. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13284&SEO=heberprot-p-reaches-slovakia-first-stop-in-the-european-union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Syria Holds Scientific Conference on Medical Care http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13273&SEO=syria-holds-scientific-conference-on-medical-care Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media outlets today highlight the development of the XIV Medical Scientific Conference, which includes representatives from 29 countries and the host nation. China in Favor of Peaceful and Sustainable Antarctic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13219&SEO=china-in-favor-of-peaceful-and-sustainable-antarctic-development Beijing, May 23 (Prensa Latina) China reaffirmed its commitment to make more contributions to peace and stability and sustainable development in Antarctic and the international community, according to a report released here today. Experts Discuss on Swine Genetics in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13214&SEO=experts-discuss-on-swine-genetics-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 experts from 16 countries are discussing today on genetics and reproduction of pigs, issues of two of eight workshops to be held during the second day of the Seventh International Seminar on Tropical Swine Production. OIC Calls for Intensification of Actions Against Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13181&SEO=oic-calls-for-intensification-of-actions-against-cholera-in-yemen Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded today that the international community intensifies efforts to halt the cholera epidemic in Yemen, an Arab country that had been devastated by two years of war. Mystery of Milky Way's 'Alien-Megastructure' Star Unsolved http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13180&SEO=mystery-of-milky-ways-alien-megastructure-star-unsolved Washington, May 22 (Prensa Latina) In a distant spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy, some 1,480 light-years from Earth, a star, KIC 8462852, but informally called ''Tabby''s Star'' or ''Boyajian''s Star'' is acting in ways the world''s astronomy community has never seen before, defying all known explanations. The World Celebrates International Biodiversity Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13166&SEO=the-world-celebrates-international-biodiversity-day Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Day of Biodiversity is celebrated today in all nations with the aim of increasing understanding and awareness of its protection. Peculiar Festival Held to Protect Cuban Land Crabs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13134&SEO=peculiar-festival-held-to-protect-cuban-land-crabs Baracoa, Cuba, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Food, arts and environmental education merge today here in the Festival of Crabs, a peculiar initiative that has been held for nine years in this city to protect Cuban crabs. South Africa also Promoting Renewables for Its Energy Matrix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13116&SEO=south-africa-also-promoting-renewables-for-its-energy-matrix Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government will continue to invest in renewable sources as part of its energy mix, said Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi. Use of Fungus Increases Plant Growth, Mexican Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13110&SEO=use-of-fungus-increases-plant-growth-mexican-scientists Mexico, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Mexican scientists have found that two species of the fungus Trichoderma spp produce hormones that stimulate the growth of plants such as maize, beans, wheat, sorghum, canola, cotton, walnut and prickly pear. April 2017 Was Earth's Second Warmest in 137 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13109&SEO=april-2017-was-earths-second-warmest-in-137-years Washington, May 19 (Prensa Latina) April temperature and the first four months of 2017 marked the second warmest place in 137 years of record, the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports today. WHO Announces First Ebola Vaccine Tests in DRC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13089&SEO=who-announces-first-ebola-vaccine-tests-in-drc Geneva, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has today said that it is set to test the first global vaccine against Ebola in Africa, second outbreak of which is currently affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). WHO Raises Death Toll in Cholera Outbreak in Yemen to 222 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13069&SEO=who-raises-death-toll-in-cholera-outbreak-in-yemen-to-222 Sanaa, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the death toll from the cholera outbreak in Yemen to 222. China Succeeds in Mining Combustible Ice in South China Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13065&SEO=china-succeeds-in-mining-combustible-ice-in-south-china-sea Beijing, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts have managed to collect samples of combustible ice in the South China Sea, a substantial progress for the global energy revolution, Minister of Land and Resources, Jiang Daming, said. Cuba and U.S. to Study Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13060&SEO=cuba-and-u.s.-to-study-coral-reefs Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Cuba and the United States started a joint expedition to study the deep coral reefs surrounding the Caribbean island, the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) reported on Thursday. Environmental Contingency Continues in Mexican Valley http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13013&SEO=environmental-contingency-continues-in-mexican-valley Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis determined that Phase 1 of Environmental Contingency in the Valley of Mexico will continue, where high levels of pollution persist. Forests Cover 31.1 Percent of the Cuban Archipelago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13006&SEO=forests-cover-31.1-percent-of-the-cuban-archipelago Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached in 2016, 31.1 percent of forest rate 0.5 higher than the previous year) a figure that confirms the trend towards the progressive growth of the area covered by forests registered in the last five years. Cuba for the Control of Patients with Arterial Hypertension http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13004&SEO=cuba-for-the-control-of-patients-with-arterial-hypertension Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health authorities work to control arterial hypertension (AHT), after several years of progress in identifying patients with this disease, which affects almost a third of the population. Abdominal Obesity Increases Risk of Brain Stroke in Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12992&SEO=abdominal-obesity-increases-risk-of-brain-stroke-in-women Madrid, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Abdominal obesity increases the risk of having an ischemic stroke, with a greater impact on women, said a research published today by the European Journal of Neurology. KELT-11b: Puffy Gas Giant Found 320 Light Years Away http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12966&SEO=kelt-11b-puffy-gas-giant-found-320-light-years-away Wahington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A multinational team of astronomers led by Lehigh University researcher Joshua Pepper has discovered a ‘styrofoam''-density exoplanet orbiting the bright subgiant star KELT-11. Mapping The Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbours http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12962&SEO=mapping-the-magnetic-bridge-between-our-nearest-galactic-neighbours Canberra, May 16 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, astronomers have detected a magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge, the filament of gas stretching 75 thousand light-years between the Milky Way Galaxy''s nearest galactic neighbours: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC, respectively). Second Case of Ebola Confirmed in Congo Says WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12915&SEO=second-case-of-ebola-confirmed-in-congo-says-who Geneva,May 15 (Prensa Latina)A second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Cholera Outbreak Worsens in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12892&SEO=cholera-outbreak-worsens-in-yemen Sanaa, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The current cholera epidemic affecting the population of Yemen has so far caused 115 deaths, while 8,500 people remain in hospitals. More than 2,000 Bolivians Treated in Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12888&SEO=more-than-2000-bolivians-treated-in-health-fair Cochabamba, Bolivia, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban doctors from 30 specialties treated more than two thousand Bolivians during the first day of the Health Fair that ends today in the Valle Hermoso Comprehensive Community Hospital in this city. Hackers Attack French Automaker Renault http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12859&SEO=hackers-attack-french-automaker-renault Paris, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The automaker Renault reported today that some of its plant in France had been hit by hackers, as part of a worldwide wave of attacks on computers. Cuban Vice President Visits Modern Information Technology Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12816&SEO=cuban-vice-president-visits-modern-information-technology-center Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez, First Vice President of Cuba, visited today the television transmitter center of this province, where he confirmed the country''s willingness to continue developing digital television. Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth Possibly Found in Australian Rocks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12811&SEO=oldest-evidence-of-life-on-earth-possibly-found-in-australian-rocks Sydney, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ancient rocks found in a remote stretch of Western Australia may contain the world''s oldest known evidence of life on land, a new study finds. Nearly Pristine Ankylosaur Fossil Found in Montana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12808&SEO=nearly-pristine-ankylosaur-fossil-found-in-montana Washington,May 11 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have discovered a new species of horned, club-tailed dinosaur with a spooky resemblance to the monstrous demigod Zuul, one of the villains of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. Hematologists Bet on Early Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12802&SEO=hematologists-bet-on-early-diagnosis-of-multiple-myeloma Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The hematology institutes from Latin America and the world are betting on early diagnosis of multiple myeloma (a cancer of plasma cells), Argentine specialist, Maria Florencia Delgado, said. Chile to Sell Cannabis-Based Medicines for the First Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12784&SEO=chile-to-sell-cannabis-based-medicines-for-the-first-time Santiago de Chile, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Cannabis sativa (marijuana)-based medicines will be sold for the first time in Chile to treat different types of cancer, Parkinson or fibromyalgia on doctor''s order. WHO Backs Investigation in Liberia after Mysterious Deaths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12768&SEO=who-backs-investigation-in-liberia-after-mysterious-deaths United Nations, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) noted today that it supports epidemiological and laboratory investigations in Liberia to identify the microorganism responsible for an outbreak causing mysterious deaths. Heberprot-P: 10 Years in the Market, 65000 Patients Benefited in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12748&SEO=heberprot-p-10-years-in-the-market-65000-patients-benefited-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) After almost ten years in the market, the Cuban drug Heberprot-P, the only medicine of its kind effective against diabetic foot ulcers, has benefited more than 65,000 patients in the island, it was reported today. World Hematologists Share Experiences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12741&SEO=world-hematologists-share-experiences-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology continues its activities in this capital today, consolidating itself as a platform for specialists from around the world to share experiences in this field of health. Cuba: Astronomical Events Visible in 2017 Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12727&SEO=cuba-astronomical-events-visible-in-2017-announced Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Various astronomical events may be visible from Cuba this year, said today the National Institute of Geophysics and Astronomy (IGA) in Havana. Meningitis: Possible Cause of Mysterious Lethal Outbreak in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12684&SEO=meningitis-possible-cause-of-mysterious-lethal-outbreak-in-liberia Monrovia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A type of meningitis may be the cause of the outbreak of an unknown disease that has killed at least 13 people in this country, reported the health authorities today. International Blue Flag Award to 342 Italian Beaches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12652&SEO=international-blue-flag-award-to-342-italian-beaches Rome, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Today, the number of Italian beaches awarded with the International Blue Flag 2017 prize, rose to 342, 49 more than last year. This is an award created by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). MEDICuba-Switzerland Strengthens Ties 25 Years its Creation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12647&SEO=medicuba-switzerland-strengthens-ties-25-years-its-creation Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) 25 years after the creation of the MEDICuba-Switzerland collaboration program, the organization is designing four new strategies for assistance, especially for children and the elderly. Cuba in Action Week Against Mosquito in America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12642&SEO=cuba-in-action-week-against-mosquito-in-america Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba joins today a week of action against the Mosquito in the Americas with a broad program of activities, focused on the elimination of breeding insects transmitters of arbovirus, Aedes aegypti. Dead Zones Mark Latest Threat to Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12630&SEO=dead-zones-mark-latest-threat-to-coral-reefs Washington, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Dead zones that snuff out marine life may affect dozens of coral reefs around the world, and threaten hundreds more. Non Communicable Diseases Cause 400,000 Deaths Annually in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12616&SEO=non-communicable-diseases-cause-400000-deaths-annually-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Non-communicable diseases cause around 400,000 deaths per year in Vietnam, Health officials said at a conference on the subject. Nicaraguan Volcano Lagoons Proposed as World´s Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12609&SEO=nicaraguan-volcano-lagoons-proposed-as-worldas-heritage Managua, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The volcano lagoons in Nicaragua have been proposed as world heritage, given their unique and peculiar features which make these sites the host for various endemic species. The proposal, according to El 19 Digital newspaper, was suggested by the non-governmental organization The Peace Project, located at the Laguna de Apoyo, amid municipalities of Masaya and Granada. El Niño Could Return to Panama and Damage Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12585&SEO=el-nino-could-return-to-panama-and-damage-agriculture Panama, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian meteorologists predicted that there were 50 percent of probabilities that the atmospheric phenomenon El Niño returns to Panama by the end of June or in early August, causing a disaster in agriculture. Researchers Identify Immunotherapy Targets in Early-stage Lung Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12577&SEO=researchers-identify-immunotherapy-targets-in-early-stage-lung-cancer Washington,May 6 (Prensa Latina) A study published in Cell magazine, led by oncologist Miriam Merad of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, created an atlas of immune cells associated with early-stage lung cancer 1. Turkey Will Continue Blocking Access to Wikipedia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12548&SEO=turkey-will-continue-blocking-access-to-wikipedia Ankara, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Court number 1 of this capital ruled today to continue the blockade in Turkey to the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, after rejecting the appeal presented by the administrators of this website to lift the ban. New Japanese Space Mission Will Be Going to the Moons of Mars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12541&SEO=new-japanese-space-mission-will-be-going-to-the-moons-of-mars Washington, May 5 (Prensa Latina)The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has a different mission in mind when it comes to the coming decades. Instead of exploring the Moon or Mars, they propose exploring the moons of Mars. Decades of Data on World's Oceans Reveal a Troubling Oxygen Decline http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12531&SEO=decades-of-data-on-worlds-oceans-reveal-a-troubling-oxygen-decline Washington, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water - an important measure of ocean health - has been declining for more than 20 years. Mysterious Ailment Kills Two More in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12527&SEO=mysterious-ailment-kills-two-more-in-liberia Monrovia, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A mysterious ailment that has broke out in Liberia has killed another two persons, reported Thursday health authorities who said they would carry out autopsies in quest of trying to identify what kind of disease it is. Cuba: World Experts to Talk on Hematology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12511&SEO=cuba-world-experts-to-talk-on-hematology Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 24 countries of the planet will come to Cuba to discuss on leukemia, immunology, coagulation problems and others, during the celebration of the 8th Cuban Congress of Hematology (Hematology 2017), to start on May 8 in the Cuban capital. Study Shows Inhibition of an Enzyme can Prevent Weight Gain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12471&SEO=study-shows-inhibition-of-an-enzyme-can-prevent-weight-gain Washington, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Researchers of the National Health Lung and Blood Institute (Nhlbi) of the United States showed in a study published here that by inhibiting a protein can prevent weight gain in the middle-aged person. Scientists Forecast Terrifying Earthquake in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12465&SEO=scientists-forecast-terrifying-earthquake-in-chile Santiago de Chile, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Chilean and French scientists made a terrifying forecast about a future ''dangerous and destructive earthquake'' that would hit the capital city at any time in ten years. Iran, Cuba to Increase Medical-Scientific Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12449&SEO=iran-cuba-to-increase-medical-scientific-collaboration Tehran, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Specialists and authorities in Iran and Cuba held talks in this capital to determine the possibilities and conditions for expanding bilateral collaboration in the medical-scientific field, a diplomatic source announced today. Argentine Child Victim of Blue Whale Online Suicide Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12446&SEO=argentine-child-victim-of-blue-whale-online-suicide-game Buenos Aires, May 3 (Prensa Latina) A 14-year-old Argentine boy continues today between life and death, a victim of the dangerous online game Blue Whale, which encourages to challenges that lead people to suicide. Caribbean on Alert over Kick 'em Jenny Underwater Volcano http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12436&SEO=caribbean-on-alert-over-kick-em-jenny-underwater-volcano Saint George, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Several insular nations in the Eastern Caribbean are now closely monitoring the intensity of the Kick-''em-Jenny underwater volcano, located five miles north of Grenada. Cuba Recognizes Importance of Arthroscopy Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12435&SEO=cuba-recognizes-importance-of-arthroscopy-event Ciego de Avila, Cuba May 3 (Prensa Latina) Swiss expert, Peter Buess, has acknowledged here today that arthroscopy courses, developed in this city, are a bridge for the exchange of experience between European and Cuban specialists. International Symposium on Arthroscopy in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12412&SEO=international-symposium-on-arthroscopy-in-cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The 13th International Symposium on Arthroscopy, Ciego de Avila-2017, opened today in this city, with the attendance of several specialists from Switzerland, Canada, Austria, France, Puerto Rico and Cuba. Study Shows Effect of Galaxy Collisions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12390&SEO=study-shows-effect-of-galaxy-collisions Washington, May 2 (Prensa Latina) U.S. scientists have showed in a study released today that galaxy collisions, especially those of abundant molecular gas, can eject bursts as new stars are formed inside them. Plaque Immortalizes Canoe Expedition from the Amazon to the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12335&SEO=plaque-immortalizes-canoe-expedition-from-the-amazon-to-the-caribbean Puerto de Misahualli, Ecuador, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) In the port of Misahualli, in the Ecuadorian province of Napo, a commemorative plaque immortalized the scientific expedition in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, which Latin American experts led by Cuban geographer Antonio Nuñez Jimenez carried out 30 years ago. Mystery Illness Has Killed 9 in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12321&SEO=mystery-illness-has-killed-9-in-liberia Monrovia, April 30 (Prensa Latina) A mysterious illness that has caused nine deaths and eight infected in a town close to this city, capital of Liberia, is keeping health authorities at bay. France Urges USA to Observe Climate Change Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12318&SEO=france-urges-usa-to-observe-climate-change-agreement Paris, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) French Environment Minister Segolene Royal has urged the United States to respect the commitments included in the agreement to fight climate change, sealed in Paris during the 2015 climate summit. Cuban Speleologist Remembers Crossing The Amazon River http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12278&SEO=cuban-speleologist-remembers-crossing-the-amazon-river Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologist Alejandro Romero, a delegate of Cuban Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Man in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, remembered the trip in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, 30 years ago. Chile Hit by Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12275&SEO=chile-hit-by-earthquake Santiago de Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina Chile is still under the scourge of telluric movements,that started last Saturday, when a strong quake of 5.8 degrees in the Richter scale was felt Friday at noon in the central part of the South American country. NASA Finds Earth's Frozen Twin Planet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12273&SEO=nasa-finds-earths-frozen-twin-planet Washington,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The hottest new exoplanet is anything but hot. Planet OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb is almost identical to Earth, except that it''s a ball of ice. Japan Warns of Possible Volcanic Eruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12271&SEO=japan-warns-of-possible-volcanic-eruption Tokyo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s meteorological authorities issued a warning for navigation near the underwater volcano Bayonnaise Rocks, which lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, 400 kilometers from the capital. Dissemination and Exchange, Priorities for Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12256&SEO=dissemination-and-exchange-priorities-for-scientists Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The dissemination of information on epidemiological risks in various parts of the world is a priority area at the 6th International Conference on Giardia and Cryptosporidium, which concludes today in this capital. Scientist Discoverer of Quinua Genome Invited to Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12243&SEO=scientist-discoverer-of-quinua-genome-invited-to-bolivia La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Quinua Center Scientists Create Artificial Womb to Help Prematurely Born Babies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12224&SEO=scientists-create-artificial-womb-to-help-prematurely-born-babies Washington,Apr 27 Prensa Latina) Scientists have created an ''artificial womb'' in the hopes of someday using the device to save babies born extremely prematurely. United Kingdom Analyze Reality of Parasitology in Cuban Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12218&SEO=united-kingdom-analyze-reality-of-parasitology-in-cuban-conference Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Cryptosporidium laboratory reports have increased during the last two years in the United Kingdom, demonstrating the progress of that parasite through all regions of the planet, specialist Richard Elson said. Mexico Develops Vaccine to Prevent Amebiasis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12205&SEO=mexico-develops-vaccine-to-prevent-amebiasis Mexico, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Mexican researchers have developed a recombinant vaccine that increases the immune response to amebiasis, a condition that affects mainly poverty sectors, it was reported today. Vietnam Asks Facebook Cooperation to Avoid False Information http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12165&SEO=vietnam-asks-facebook-cooperation-to-avoid-false-information Hanoi, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Vietnam and Facebook spoke here on cooperation to avoid false information on that platform, an international concern associated with social networks. Mild Tremor Shakes Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12136&SEO=mild-tremor-shakes-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Seismological Service (SSN) today recorded a perceptible earthquake of magnitude 4.5 degree on the Richter scale, with reports from various localities of this province and those of Guantanamo and Granma. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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). 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. South Africa Launches 5-Year Plan on HIV, TB, STIs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11055&SEO=south-africa-launches-5-year-plan-on-hiv-tb-stis Pretoria, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is launching a five-year National Strategic Plan to fight HIV, Tuberculosis (TB) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), to follow up with the program expiring this Friday. Geologists from All Latitudes in Earth Sciences Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10994&SEO=geologists-from-all-latitudes-in-earth-sciences-convention Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The 7th International Earth Science Convention will begin here next Monday with geologists, geophysicists and miners from Latin America, North America, Europe and Africa, the website of the event announced today. Trump's Wall Threatens Hundreds of Animal Species http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10954&SEO=trumps-wall-threatens-hundreds-of-animal-species Mexico, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The wall that President Donald Trump intends to raise on the border with Mexico will have a strong ecological impact and would endanger more than 800 animal species, La Jornada newspaper reported today. Intense Heat to Cause More Fatalities by Mid-century http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10946&SEO=intense-heat-to-cause-more-fatalities-by-mid-century Washington, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Fatalities caused by intense heat will keep on growing, even when most countries manage to control global warming at the rates agreed, said a research published today by a specialized journal. Glaciers in Colombia Are Reduced to 37 Square Kilometers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10904&SEO=glaciers-in-colombia-are-reduced-to-37-square-kilometers Bogota, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian scientists say that the glaciers in the country could disappear in less than three decades due to the effects of global warming, a phenomenon they consider without retreat. 4,500 Minimal Access Surgeries n Cuba in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10866&SEO=4500-minimal-access-surgeries-n-cuba-in-2016 Havana, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health institution reportedly did more than 4,500 minimal access surgeries in 2016. Lebanon Adopts Summer Time to Encourage Energy Saving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10834&SEO=lebanon-adopts-summer-time-to-encourage-energy-saving Beirut, March 26 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon adopted Daylight Saving Time (DST) today as part of a government practice to encourage energy saving, it was officially announced here. Cuba Presents more than 250 Health Programs at Panamanian Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10819&SEO=cuba-presents-more-than-250-health-programs-at-panamanian-fair Panama, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of more than 250 medical services programs are carried out by Cuban health professionals who attend the Expocomer 2017 International Trade Fair, which ends today. Concern Grows for Smoke and Fire from San Salvador Volcano http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10809&SEO=concern-grows-for-smoke-and-fire-from-san-salvador-volcano San Salvador, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The smoke coming from the volcano San Salvador for three consecutive days represents a threat as big as a possible eruption, because the fire on the slopes increases the chances of landslide. Africa: 13 Countries to Launch Vaccination Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10776&SEO=africa-13-countries-to-launch-vaccination-campaign Geneva, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from 13 African countries said today that next week a vaccination campaign will be launched against poliomyelitis. Experts will Discuss in Cuba Handling and Conservation of Swamplands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10728&SEO=experts-will-discuss-in-cuba-handling-and-conservation-of-swamplands Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (Citma) called today for the 11th International Symposium on Handling of Swamplands, with topics prioritized on conservation of these important and vulnerable ecosystems. FAO Celebrates World Water Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10692&SEO=fao-celebrates-world-water-day Rome, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates today World Water Day at its headquarters in this capital. The event will include the launch of the 2017 United Nations World Water Development Report under the slogan ''Wastewater: The untapped resource''. Mexico: Over 9 Million People without Drinking Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10683&SEO=mexico-over-9-million-people-without-drinking-water Mexico, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than nine million people in Mexico do not have today access to drinking water, said the National Commission for Water (Conagua). U.S. and Cuban Scientists Study Hurricanes of the Past http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10642&SEO=u.s.-and-cuban-scientists-study-hurricanes-of-the-past Havana, Mar 21(Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuban researchers analyze the frequency and intensity of hurricanes that ravaged the island in the past, during a workshop being held today in this capital, informs daily Granma. WHO: Co-infection of Tuberculosis and HIV in Europe Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10623&SEO=who-co-infection-of-tuberculosis-and-hiv-in-europe-increases Copenhagen, March 21 (Prensa Latina) A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office released today indicates that tuberculosis co-infection and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) increased in Europe by 40 percent. Brazil: First Seminar on Desalination and Water Reuse http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10579&SEO=brazil-first-seminar-on-desalination-and-water-reuse Brasilia, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) In the midst of the very serious water shortage facing by most of the cities in the northeast of the country, Brazil will hold the First National Symposium on Desalination and Reuse of the Vital Liquid. Cuba Develops Program to Preserve Endemic Palm Tree http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10566&SEO=cuba-develops-program-to-preserve-endemic-palm-tree Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) A program to preserve the Copernicia fallaencis, a an endangered palm tree that is endemic to the region, is being developed in this central Cuban province. Cuba Begins Celebration for 50th Anniversary of Cuban Nephrology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10475&SEO=cuba-begins-celebration-for-50th-anniversary-of-cuban-nephrology Havana, (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Nephrology Institute (INEF) is celebrating from today to Saturday, March 18th, its 50th anniversary, with workshops and refresher courses for professionals of this medical specialty. Latin Americans Claim in Cuba Empowerment of People with Disabilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10426&SEO=latin-americans-claim-in-cuba-empowerment-of-people-with-disabilities Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of People with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), taking place here today, claim the empowerment of this population segment into society. National Geographic: Ecuador among the Most Biodiverse Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10390&SEO=national-geographic-ecuador-among-the-most-biodiverse-countries Quito, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador is today one of the 10 nations with greater biodiversity as a report revealed by the specialized magazine National Geographic said. US Nobel of Chemistry 2003 Joins the Academy of Sciences of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10362&SEO=us-nobel-of-chemistry-2003-joins-the-academy-of-sciences-of-cuba Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) US biologist and academic Peter Agre, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003, joined the corresponding member list of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC), local media reported today. People with Disabilities Attend International Conference in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10357&SEO=people-with-disabilities-attend-international-conference-in-cuba Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 20 nations will attend as of tomorrow the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), hosted for the first time by Cuba. Cuba Celebrates International Day of Glaucoma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10332&SEO=cuba-celebrates-international-day-of-glaucoma Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Seeking to raise awareness on progressive eye diseases and the importance of an early detection, Cuban health institutions celebrate today the International Day of Glaucoma, second cause for blindness. Pesticides Cause 200,000 Deaths a Year, UN Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10312&SEO=pesticides-cause-200000-deaths-a-year-un-warns Geneva, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Countries around the world must augment controls over the use of pesticides for they are causing 200,000 deaths a year due to poisoning, UN experts have warned. China to Start Manufacturing Streetcars Fueled by Hydrogen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10309&SEO=china-to-start-manufacturing-streetcars-fueled-by-hydrogen Beijing, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) China will start production of tramways fueled by hydrogen after signing an agreement with train manufacturer CRRC Qingdao Sifang, announced the company. US Press Criticizes Head of Environmental Agency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10273&SEO=us-press-criticizes-head-of-environmental-agency Washington, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The statements by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director, Scott Pruitt, in which he denies that carbon dioxide is the main contributor to global warming, is generating criticism in U.S. press today. National Orchid Festival Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10231&SEO=national-orchid-festival-begins-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The fifth National Orchid Festival has started here today with the participation of institutions, collectors, researchers and those interested in this variety of plants. Scientists Bet for Genetic 'Edition' of Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10218&SEO=scientists-bet-for-genetic-edition-of-cancer Madrid, 8 mar (PL) Genetic edition of cancer is today a new mechanism with great perspectives to help an early diagnosis of cancer, second cause of death in the world, assured a study published in magazine Oncotarget. Cuba Bets on Heberferon to Treat Several Kinds of Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10202&SEO=cuba-bets-on-heberferon-to-treat-several-kinds-of-cancer Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will develop this year several clinical trials with Heberferon to treat different kinds of cancer, one of the leading causes of death on the island and worldwide, the national press reported today. Contamination Provokes 1.7 Million Deaths a Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10128&SEO=contamination-provokes-1.7-million-deaths-a-year Geneva, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Contamination as much of the air as of water provokes the death of 1.7 million children under 5 years of age a year, as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)Monday. PAHO Praises Equity and Universality of Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10092&SEO=paho-praises-equity-and-universality-of-cuban-health-system By Carmen Esquivel Sarria La Paz, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) representative in Bolivia, Fernando Leanes, has highlighted the equity and universality in medical care in Cuba, which currently allow the Caribbean nation to have good indicators. Cuban Medical Brigade Celebrates 11 Years of Work in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10079&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-celebrates-11-years-of-work-in-bolivia La Paz, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Several speakers highlighted the role the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) has played in Bolivia and its support for the My Health program, during an event to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the group''s work in this Amazonian Andean nation. Expert in Cuba Talk on Taking Measures to Prevent Birth Defects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10044&SEO=expert-in-cuba-talk-on-taking-measures-to-prevent-birth-defects Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban specialist has called attention today on the measures to ensure a better conception, on occasion of the World Birth Defects Day, third leading cause of death for children under one year old. Cuban Program Benefitting Patients with Multiple Esclerosis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10008&SEO=cuban-program-benefitting-patients-with-multiple-esclerosis Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban program, one of its kind in Cuba, for the treatment of multiple esclerosis is being developed in this Cuban city with positive results in patients suffering esclerosis. Yale Led Team Puts Dark Matter On the Map http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9997&SEO=yale-led-team-puts-dark-matter-on-the-map Washington, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A Yale-led team has produced one of the highest-resolution maps of dark matter ever created, offering a detailed case for the existence of cold dark matter, sluggish particles that comprise the bulk of matter in the universe. Bolivia to Transfer to Antarctica Ice from Mount Illimani http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9979&SEO=bolivia-to-transfer-to-antarctica-ice-from-mount-illimani La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Scientists led by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) of France, will transfer to Antarctica snow from the glacier Illimani, second highest peak of Bolivia, threatened by climate change. Melagenine and Heberprot-P at Int'l Workshop in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9926&SEO=melagenine-and-heberprot-p-at-intl-workshop-in-cuba Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The use of Cuban drugs for the treatment of dermatological diseases such as vitiligo, severe psoriasis, diabetic foot and basal carcinoma will capture the attention of participants during the International Workshop on Dermatology, which closes here today. SpaceX Plans 2018 First Flight Circling the Moon With Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9887&SEO=spacex-plans-2018-first-flight-circling-the-moon-with-tourists Washington,Feb 28 (Prensa Latina)The Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,SPACEX, plans to send two private citizens on a tourist trip around the moon late next year. Cuba Explores in France Technologies for Better Use of Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9861&SEO=cuba-explores-in-france-technologies-for-better-use-of-water By Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the National Institute of Hydraulic Resource of Cuba has complied in France with a broad agenda aimed at exploring technologies that allow a better distribution and use of water, Abel Salas, the entity's first vice president, said. Latest News of Cuban Center for Neurological Restoration Stressed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9830&SEO=latest-news-of-cuban-center-for-neurological-restoration-stressed Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The application of the non-invasive brain stimulation is one of the latest news of the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN), the only one of its kind in the world, celebrating its 28th anniversary, media reported here today. Mount Everest: Scientists to Measure Height After Nepal Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9797&SEO=mount-everest-scientists-to-measure-height-after-nepal-earthquake La Habana,Feb 26 (Prensa Latina)Reserchers want to measure the height of Mt. Everest in the Himalaya again after Nepal earthquake in April 2015 remove 3 centimeters towards the Southwest, according to date offered by the chinese administration of Cartography and Geology. Third-hand Smoke, a Little Estimated Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9785&SEO=third-hand-smoke-a-little-estimated-risk Por By Ana Laura ArbesúLa Habana, (Prensa Latina) Main cause of many diseases, smoking is harmful to those who practice it, but also leaves a mark on the people who surround the smoker and on things, from clothing, to furniture and walls. Brazil with the Highest Number of Depressive Patients in Lat Am http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9714&SEO=brazil-with-the-highest-number-of-depressive-patients-in-lat-am Brasilia, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Brazil leads Latin America with the highest number of people suffering from depression (regarding absolute and relative terms), as reported by a study published by the World Health Organization (WHO). Right to Abortion in El Salvador Opens Controversy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9680&SEO=right-to-abortion-in-el-salvador-opens-controversy San Salvador, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Abortion in El Salvador - where it is absolutely forbidden - triggers intense debates today among the most diverse sectors about its approval or not. More Than Half of Vietnamese Population Has Internet Access http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9674&SEO=more-than-half-of-vietnamese-population-has-internet-access Hanoi, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) With 50 million Internet users, Vietnam currently ranks 16th among Asian countries in this indicator, according to a symposium on the issue reported today by media. Many People Affected by Oil Spill in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9612&SEO=many-people-affected-by-oil-spill-in-india New Delhi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The recent oil spill on the coast off the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu caused health problems to residents and workers who helped clean up the area, warned today an NGO. Biophysics Center in Santiago de Cuba Increases Health Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9548&SEO=biophysics-center-in-santiago-de-cuba-increases-health-achievements Santiago de Cuba, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The prototype of an exoskeleton of robotic arm and a multipurpose model are the two latest releases targeted by technicians and workers of the Center of Medical Biophysics (CBM), opened here by Fidel Castro. Polio Vaccination Campaign Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9519&SEO=polio-vaccination-campaign-starts-in-cuba Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The 56th National Oral Polio Vaccine Campaign has started today in Cuba in which 471,888 children will be immunized in two stages in all provinces. India to Meet Energy Demand with Lunar Resources in 2030 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9504&SEO=india-to-meet-energy-demand-with-lunar-resources-in-2030 New Delhi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) India might meet its energy demand from Moonâ€''extracted resources, mainly from helium-3 reserves, the scientist Sivathanu Pillai stressed. Vietnamese Leader Highlights Cuba's Work on Environmental Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9484&SEO=vietnamese-leader-highlights-cubas-work-on-environmental-protection Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s National Assembly (VNA) Vice President, Tong Thi Phong, highlighted the work done by Cuban authorities on environmental protection. China and New Zealand Discuss Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9472&SEO=china-and-new-zealand-discuss-climate-change Beijing, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) China and New Zealand held their first ministerial dialogue on climate change and agreed on the experience and capacity they share to meet that challenge, it was reported here today. Russia and Uruguay Strengthen Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9437&SEO=russia-and-uruguay-strengthen-health-cooperation Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Uruguay strengthened today cooperation in the medical field and envisage actions in terms of technological and educational exchange, said Russian Minister of Health, Veronica Skvortsova. South Africa Bracing to Face Dineo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9427&SEO=south-africa-bracing-to-face-dineo Pretoria, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is bracing itself to cope with tropical cyclone Dineo which made landfall last night in Inhambane, southern Mozambique, is heading to hit South African territory. PAHO; Cuban Health Reaches International Standards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9371&SEO=paho-cuban-health-reaches-international-standards Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban health system begins to take into account international quality standards, assured to Prensa Latina the representative of the Pan American and World Health Organization on the island, Cristian Morales. More than 30 Countries Attend Aeronautical Fair in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9357&SEO=more-than-30-countries-attend-aeronautical-fair-in-india New Delhi, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) In order to promote their technologies, over 550 domestic and foreign companies from 30 countries are participating today in Aero India fair, the largest event of its kind in Asia. China Tests World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9313&SEO=china-tests-worlds-largest-amphibious-aircraft Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The world''s largest amphibious aircraft, the China-made AG600, has successfully carried out the engine tests and expects its maiden flight during the first half of 2017, official sources report here. Scientist Calls on UN to Seize Opportunity to Save the Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9270&SEO=scientist-calls-on-un-to-seize-opportunity-to-save-the-oceans United Nations, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Marine scientist Lisa Speer urged today the international community to take advantage of the opportunity to save the oceans from irrational use and guarantee future generations the enjoyment of their valuable resources. Preservation and Sustainable Management of Oceans Focuses UN Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9219&SEO=preservation-and-sustainable-management-of-oceans-focuses-un-forum United Nations, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) About 300 parliamentarians from five continents are participating as of today here in a two-day forum on the preservation and sustainable management of the oceans. The World Celebrates Darwin Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9199&SEO=the-world-celebrates-darwin-day London, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Darwin Day is celebrated today in the world to commemorate the 208th anniversary of the birth of the English naturalist, recognized for being the Father of Evolution. New Study Alerts about Increasing Levels of Waste in the Arctic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9171&SEO=new-study-alerts-about-increasing-levels-of-waste-in-the-arctic London, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) a German study warns in an article published today on the increase in the concentration of sea waste in the Arctic Ocean. Mobile Application Approved as Contraceptive Method http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9147&SEO=mobile-application-approved-as-contraceptive-method Berlin, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The application for mobile devices (app) Natural Cycles was recognized in Europe as an effective method of contraception, announced today the company itself. Parasitic Infections, Grounds for Survaillance and Updating http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9069&SEO=parasitic-infections-grounds-for-survaillance-and-updating Havana, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The prevalence of Giardia infections all over the world forces specialists to keep this issue frequently updated, the vice president of the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, Ángel Escobedo told Prensa Latina. Eastern Medical Image Network to Operate in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9020&SEO=eastern-medical-image-network-to-operate-in-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from Medical Biophysics Center (MBC) and the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba are working together to develop an eastern medical image network which will be favoring Cuban healthcare and training. Why the Sound of Noisy Eating Fills Some People With Rage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8997&SEO=why-the-sound-of-noisy-eating-fills-some-people-with-rage London,Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Imagine feeling angry or upset whenever you hear a certain everyday sound. It''s a condition called misophonia, and we know little about its causes. A mRNA-based Vaccine, Possible Candidate against Zika http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8972&SEO=a-mrna-based-vaccine-possible-candidate-against-zika Washington, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) A single-dose mRNA-based vaccine shows positive results in the experimental pharmacology against Zika, informed Nature journal through a research published today. India to Launch 104 Satellites in Single Flight http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8921&SEO=india-to-launch-104-satellites-in-single-flight New Delhi, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced today that it will launch next week 104 satellites in a single flight, a world record for this type of event. Japan Sacrifices More Animals after Detecting Avian Flu http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8913&SEO=japan-sacrifices-more-animals-after-detecting-avian-flu Tokyo, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in the Japanese province of Saga slaughtered 69,000 chicken after detecting a highly-pathogenic strain of avian flu in animals that died in a farm, Kyodo news service reported today. At Least 14 Killed by Avalanche in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8900&SEO=at-least-14-killed-by-avalanche-in-pakistan Islamabad, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 people, including six children, were killed today by an avalanche that hit Sher Shal village in Pakistan''s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Robotic Surgery Experts Thank for Visiting Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8891&SEO=robotic-surgery-experts-thank-for-visiting-cuba Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) World-renowned specialists in robot-assisted surgery thanked today the chance of visiting Cuba to share experiences in this field. Cuba Reiterates Regulations on Public Health Professionals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8832&SEO=cuba-reiterates-regulations-on-public-health-professionals Havana, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) has reiterated today the willingness to allow professionals in the sector to abandon their collaboration missions to return to Cuba and the reintegration into the National Health System. Warning about Malaria Super-Bacterium in South East Asia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8822&SEO=warning-about-malaria-super-bacterium-in-south-east-asia Bangkok, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Thai scientists warned in a study published today, about a malaria super-bacterium that jeopardizes control of that illness in South East Asia. First Quantum Computer Prototype Build in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8787&SEO=first-quantum-computer-prototype-build-in-uk London, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from several countries announced today the construction of the first quantum computer prototype to revolutionize the industry, science and commerce of traditional computers. Breaking up Prolonged Seating Could Avoid Diabetes, Study Reveals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8763&SEO=breaking-up-prolonged-seating-could-avoid-diabetes-study-reveals London, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) In a study published today, British researchers suggested the need to walk or breaking up seating with 5-minutes intervals to counteract the risk of suffering from diabetes. Climate Change To Make Fish Consumption Difficult http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8711&SEO=climate-change-to-make-fish-consumption-difficult Stockholm, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Swedish scientists warned today that rising global temperatures could increase fish mercury levels by seven times, rather harmful to consumption. WHO Grants Public Health Award to Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8679&SEO=who-grants-public-health-award-to-cuban-henry-reeve-contingent Geneva, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has awarded today the Henry Reeve Cuban Medical Contingent, in recognition of its international solidarity efforts to confront natural disasters and serious epidemics. Cuba to Celebrate World Wetlands Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8652&SEO=cuba-to-celebrate-world-wetlands-day Havana, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Botanical Society (SCB) and the Environmental Agency (AMA) announced the celebration of the World Wetlands Day with activities dedicated to the conservation of mangroves. Anti Government Crisis Due to Fires Rises in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8612&SEO=anti-government-crisis-due-to-fires-rises-in-chile Santiago de Chile, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The anti-government crisis in Chile due to the confrontation with the fires rose today another step due to a private survey that indicates that 75 percent of those questioned disapprove the performance of the Executive in this situation. Venezuela Investigates Causes of a Fire in National Park http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8597&SEO=venezuela-investigates-causes-of-a-fire-in-national-park Caracas,Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuela Minister for Interior,Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol,informed today that authorities are investigating the cause of a fire of part of Government Evaluates Plans against Forest Fires in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8578&SEO=government-evaluates-plans-against-forest-fires-in-chile Santiago de Chile, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet met with the cabinet today to evaluate the plan to combat forest fires in the south-central part of the country, biobiochile.cl web site reported. The Roots of Alzheimer's Disease Can Extend As Far Back as The Womb http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8553&SEO=the-roots-of-alzheimers-disease-can-extend-as-far-back-as-the-womb Washington,Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer''s disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the fetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. US Experts Protect Climate Data out of Fear of Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8546&SEO=us-experts-protect-climate-data-out-of-fear-of-trump Washington, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The University of California (UCLA) is today the epicenter of the preservation of data on climate change, fearing that this information will be removed by the Trump administration. Candidates for WHO General Director Post Present Profiles in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8536&SEO=candidates-for-who-general-director-post-present-profiles-in-geneva Geneva, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The three candidates for the director general post of the World Health Organization (WHO) presented their profiles and work priorities, as part of the election campaign. Search in Italian Hotel Buried by Avalanche Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8498&SEO=search-in-italian-hotel-buried-by-avalanche-ends Rome, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) With a total of 11 survivors and 29 dead, the tragedy of Italian hotel Rigopiano, in the mountain chain of Gran Sasso (185 kilometers northeast of Rome), which was buried by an avalanche, concluded Thursday. Technological Improvement Favors Seismological Research in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8466&SEO=technological-improvement-favors-seismological-research-in-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The technological improvement for seismological monitoring and research system is actually favoring the corresponding study and monitoring of these natural phenomena, by providing the most necessary information for the decision-making and people´s preparation. Growing Water Scarcity is the Main Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8451&SEO=growing-water-scarcity-is-the-main-challenge By Silvia Martínez Rome, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The growing scarcity of water is one of the main challenges facing humanity today in order to achieve its sustainable development goals, aimed at eradicating extreme poverty, hunger and malnutrition. Foreign Cardiologists Highlight Quality of Meeting in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8380&SEO=foreign-cardiologists-highlight-quality-of-meeting-in-havana Havana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) British and American specialists highlight today the quality of the International Symposium of the Institute of Pulmonary Vascular Research (PVRI), which was held in the capital Hospital Hermanos Ameijeiras. We Face the Greatest Forest Disaster in History, Bachelet Said http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8338&SEO=we-face-the-greatest-forest-disaster-in-history-bachelet-said Santiago, Chile, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) President Michelle Bachelet has described today the fires affecting the Chilean regions of Valparaiso and Los Lagos as the biggest forest disaster in history. Tsunami Warning after 7.9 Earthquake in Papua New Guinea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8311&SEO=tsunami-warning-after-7.9-earthquake-in-papua-new-guinea Port Moresby, Jan 22 (prensa Latina) The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning after the 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea. Global Disparity in Access to ICTs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8279&SEO=global-disparity-in-access-to-icts Davos, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) About 3.9 billion people, more than half the world''s population, lack access today to information and communication technologies (ICTs), while global connectivity is advancing, experts judged. US, European Cardiologists at Havana Vascular Disease Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8233&SEO=us-european-cardiologists-at-havana-vascular-disease-workshop Havana, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Over 250 specialists from USA, United Kingdom, Italy and Cuba will be attending the International Workshop on Pulmonary Vascular Disease next Monday, the Publi Health Ministry reported. Cuba Hosts Calixto 2017 Pre-Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8196&SEO=cuba-hosts-calixto-2017-pre-convention Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The issues of the events prior to the International Convention, Calixto 2017, include different branches of medicine in order to raise the quality of life of patients, the organizing committee said here today. Cubans Create Simultaneous Global Games Jam through Video Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8187&SEO=cubans-create-simultaneous-global-games-jam-through-video-games By Ana Laura Arbesu Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Programmers, designers and video game developers will exhibit as of today their skills in a simultaneous Global Game Jam (GGJ), in which they should create their initiative, in a fun and different way, in just 48 hours. Turkey Bids One of the World's Longest Suspension Bridges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8136&SEO=turkey-bids-one-of-the-worlds-longest-suspension-bridges Ankara, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Transport Minister, Ahmet Arslan, has announced today the bidding for the 1915 Canakkale Bridge, which will be located in the north-west of the country and will be one of the longest suspension bridges in the world when completed. Nepal Hosts Summit to Save Snow Leopards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8069&SEO=nepal-hosts-summit-to-save-snow-leopards Kathmandu, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Nepal said that a meeting of ministers and experts from 12 countries will be held from today to discuss the conservation of snow leopards. Cuba Boosts Greater Protection of Beaches and Boasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8041&SEO=cuba-boosts-greater-protection-of-beaches-and-boasts Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Several studies on the preservation of coasts and beaches, including one dedicated to the evaluation for the second half of this century, are among the priorities of the Cuban Oceanology Institute. Cholera Outbreak Triggers Alarm of Angolan Health Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8025&SEO=cholera-outbreak-triggers-alarm-of-angolan-health-authorities Luanda, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The outbreak of cholera, which affects the northern province of Zaire since last December, triggers alarms of the Angolan health authorities, who are preparing contingency plans against this and other diseases. Finland to Host Humanitarian Conference on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7998&SEO=finland-to-host-humanitarian-conference-on-syria United Nations, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The Finnish capital, Helsinki, will host a conference on the humanitarian situation in Syria on 23 and 24 January, a forum to launch a refugee aid plan for 2017 and 2018, confirmed today the UN. Cuba Will Host International Medical Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7954&SEO=cuba-will-host-international-medical-convention Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 16 countries of 4 continents will attend International Convention Calixto 2017 taking place in this capital from January 23 to 25, organizers informed today. Environmental Pollution Causes 1.2 Million Deaths in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7909&SEO=environmental-pollution-causes-1.2-million-deaths-in-india New Delhi, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Environmental pollution causes 1.2 million deaths each year in India and the loss of three percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to a study by Greenpeace. Bolivia Bets to Achieve Identity Reevaluation of the Coca Leaf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7883&SEO=bolivia-bets-to-achieve-identity-reevaluation-of-the-coca-leaf La Paz, Jan 11(Prensa Latina) With the commemoration today of the National Day of Chewing (Acullico) of the coca leaf, Bolivia looks to revalue the cultural importance of the ancient costume. Ministry of Science and Technology to be Created in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7836&SEO=ministry-of-science-and-technology-to-be-created-in-chile Santiago de Chile, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, announced the presentation of a bill of law to créate the Ministry of Science and Technology, one of the promises of her campaign. Beijing to Create Environmental Police Force to Fight Pollution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7807&SEO=beijing-to-create-environmental-police-force-to-fight-pollution Beijing, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The government of Beijing, China, is currently studying plans to combat air pollution in 2017 through the creation of an environmental police force that will oversight 16 districts. Microbes Manipulate Human Moods, Research Reveals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7793&SEO=microbes-manipulate-human-moods-research-reveals London, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Spain and the United Kingdom have discovered that intestines microbes can ''manipulate'' our moods, making us feel happier or sad and depressed, reports the British University of Exeter today. France: 30 Departments on Orange Alert by the Cold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7789&SEO=france-30-departments-on-orange-alert-by-the-cold Paris, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have declared 30 departments on orange alert due to a cold spell in the north and center of the country, while expecting the snowfall and ice formation on the surface. Ash From Costa Rican Volcano Turrialba Continue to Fall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7749&SEO=ash-from-costa-rican-volcano-turrialba-continue-to-fall San Jose, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The Turrialba volcano today continues its active phase, with constant emissions of ashes, gases and water vapor, which are creating havoc in the Central Valley, where 60 percent of Costa Ricans live. New Geological Map of the Moon Created By Chinese Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7704&SEO=new-geological-map-of-the-moon-created-by-chinese-scientists Beijing, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) A new 1: 2.5 million scale geological map of the Moon is being created by Chinese scientists and university experts, according to today''s reports. Argentina Declares 2017 Renewable Energy Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7663&SEO=argentina-declares-2017-renewable-energy-year Buenos Aires, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentina declared 2017 the year of renewable energies in order to promote its use and to raise awareness on their importance for the country''s development in a sustainable environment. Turrialba Volcano Ash Affects Costa Rica Central Valley http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7648&SEO=turrialba-volcano-ash-affects-costa-rica-central-valley San Jose, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Turrialba volcano ash is affecting the residents of the Central Valley of Costa Rica, seat of the Greater Metropolitan Area, where 60 percent of the country''s 4.8 million inhabitants live. Cuba Maintains Low Rate of Infant Mortality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7636&SEO=cuba-maintains-low-rate-of-infant-mortality Havana, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has maintained, for the ninth consecutive year, an infant mortality rate of less than five deaths per thousand live births. China Extends Orange Alert Due to Pollution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7614&SEO=china-extends-orange-alert-due-to-pollution Beijing, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina)China extended today the orange alert in this capital until Thurdsday according to authorities. Chinese North and Center Welcome 2017 Covered by Smog http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7551&SEO=chinese-north-and-center-welcome-2017-covered-by-smog Beijing, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) China''s northern cities: Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Henan as well as cities in the center of the country are covered today by smog. World's Oldest Male Panda Pan Pan Dies at 31 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7512&SEO=worlds-oldest-male-panda-pan-pan-dies-at-31 Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Pan Pan, the world''s oldest male panda, died this Wenesday at 31 of cancer in south-west China''s Sichuan Province on Wednesday. Vietnam Promotes Greater Care for the Elderly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7467&SEO=vietnam-promotes-greater-care-for-the-elderly Hanoi, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam promotes a greater attention to the elderly, who now represent almost 11 percent of the total population, showing a rapid aging. China for Peaceful Use of Outer Space http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7434&SEO=china-for-peaceful-use-of-outer-space Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) China has reaffirmed today its commitment to the peaceful use of outer space and its rejection of its use for military ends and the arms race. Evo Morales Highlights Importance of Strengthening Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7402&SEO=evo-morales-highlights-importance-of-strengthening-health-system La Paz, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, highlighted today the importance of strengthening the system of national health so that the citizens do not travel abroad,to receive medical attention. New Specie of Desert Bees Discovered http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7385&SEO=new-specie-of-desert-bees-discovered Washington, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) US entomologist Zach Portman has identified nine new species of bee, two of which are quite similar to ants, Utah State University has reported today. WHO Congratulates Angola for ending Yellow Fever Epidemic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7360&SEO=who-congratulates-angola-for-ending-yellow-fever-epidemic Luanda, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulated Angola for the end of the Yellow Fever epidemic, which was considered the biggest of the continent in 30 years, highlighted the media today. Regions in Philippines Affected by Nearing Typhoon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7339&SEO=regions-in-philippines-affected-by-nearing-typhoon Manila, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Philippinean authorities oriented today to thousands of persons to evacuate to safe places before nearing typhoon Nock-ten, which is expected to touch territory in Island Catanduanes tomorrow morning passing then to ravage Luzon, the biggest island of the archipelago. Ageing Population, a World Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7338&SEO=ageing-population-a-world-reality Havana, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The accelerated ageing process in peoples around the world is more than enough reason for societies and scientific community of the world to join efforts to face together with intelligence that reality. Ecuador: Less Tourism in Esmeraldas After Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7306&SEO=ecuador-less-tourism-in-esmeraldas-after-earthquake Quito, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Tourism in Esmeraldas, Ecuador''s coastal province, has been affected by a reduction in visits to recreation facilities and sites, following the earthquake that took place five days ago and the many aftershocks which have continued to affect the region. Cuban Scientific Delegation Concludes Visit to US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7263&SEO=cuban-scientific-delegation-concludes-visit-to-us Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) headed by the first deputy minister Fernando González, have concluded a two-day visit to the United States, where they reached important agreements. Cuba, U.S. Agree to Cooperate on Meteorology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7246&SEO=cuba-u.s.-agree-to-cooperate-on-meteorology Washington, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Cuba and the United States have signed an understanding memorandum on Wednesday to cooperate on the exchange of information and conduct research on meteorology and the weather. Seismic and Geological Issues on the Agenda for Cuba-USA Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7219&SEO=seismic-and-geological-issues-on-the-agenda-for-cuba-usa-cooperation Washington, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States signed in this capital a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the exchange of information on seismic records and related geological information. World Groundwater Depletion Linked to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7189&SEO=world-groundwater-depletion-linked-to-climate-change La Habana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The volume of usable water in the world is declining due to intense droughts and other problems related to climate change, according to Ibrahim Plaza, a specialist at the Cuban Business Group for Hydraulic Use Cuban First Deputy Minister of Science and Technology to Visit USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7146&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-minister-of-science-and-technology-to-visit-usa Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s first deputy minister of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), Fernando González, will visit the United States on December 20th and 21st, the National foreign ministry confirmed today. Cuban Vaccines against Meningitis Arrive in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7134&SEO=cuban-vaccines-against-meningitis-arrive-in-syria Damascus, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities announced today the arrival of 293,650 doses of Cuban vaccines against meningitis, valued at $930,000 USD. A Four-Gene Cocktail Delays Ageing Process in Mice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7115&SEO=a-four-gene-cocktail-delays-ageing-process-in-mice Washington, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) U.S, scientists proved in lab mice a cocktail with four genes that proved to delay ageing of cells, published today Cell journal. Robotic Industry Grows in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7077&SEO=robotic-industry-grows-in-china Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese experts have stressed the rapid growth of the Chinese robotics industry, which sold 19,000 robots in the first half of the year. Images of Cuba Among Best of 2016 in National Geographic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7049&SEO=images-of-cuba-among-best-of-2016-in-national-geographic Havana, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Three images of Cuba are included in a 52-photograph selection described as the best by the magazine National Geographic in 2016. UN Coordinator to Visit Cuban Areas Affected by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7035&SEO=un-coordinator-to-visit-cuban-areas-affected-by-hurricane-matthew Guantanamo, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, will visit some of the territories affected by Hurricane Matthew last October. Highlighted Fidel Castro's Role in Special Education in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7016&SEO=highlighted-fidel-castros-role-in-special-education-in-cuba Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The role played by the recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in the development of Special Education in the country, was highlighted today by professionals in the sector. Electricity for Mexican Subway to be Produced with Solid Waste http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6996&SEO=electricity-for-mexican-subway-to-be-produced-with-solid-waste Mexico City, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The solid urban waste generated in Mexico City will be used to generate electricity and meet the demands of the subway, it was known today. Millions of US Citizens would Lose Health Insurance without Obamacare http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6938&SEO=millions-of-us-citizens-would-lose-health-insurance-without-obamacare Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Some 52 million US citizens under 65 years old with pre-existing health problems could remain without health insurance if the health legislation known as Obamacare is eliminated, said a report today. Cuban Doctors Are An Example to Imitate, Affirms David Nabarro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6908&SEO=cuban-doctors-are-an-example-to-imitate-affirms-david-nabarro United Nations, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations expert in development and health, David Nabarro, today said that Cuban doctors, who serve in several parts of the world, are an example to follow as they make an important contribution to humanity. UN Hopes to Control Cholera in Haiti by 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6877&SEO=un-hopes-to-control-cholera-in-haiti-by-2018 United Nations, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations hopes to have cholera under control in Haiti by 2018 with a newly launched strategy against the epidemic, said health expert David Nabarro. Alert on South Asian Massive Migrations due to Climate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6864&SEO=alert-on-south-asian-massive-migrations-due-to-climate Dacca, Dec 10 (PL) Migration in Southern Asia will increase without control over the next years due to climate change affecting the world and this region in particular, alerts a study published here. South Africa to Benefit Greatly with Cuban Technicians, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6837&SEO=south-africa-to-benefit-greatly-with-cuban-technicians-minister-says Pretoria, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) South African Public Works Minister, Thulas Nxesi, has said that his country will benefit greatly from the program of the Cuban Technical Advisers. Bolivia Reaffirms Peaceful Nature of its Nuclear Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6803&SEO=bolivia-reaffirms-peaceful-nature-of-its-nuclear-program La Paz, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The Hydrocarbons and Energy Minister, Luis Alberto Sanchez, has reaffirmed the peaceful nature of the Center for Research and Development of Nuclear Technology being built in El Alto today. New Evidence on the Formation of The Solar System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6779&SEO=new-evidence-on-the-formation-of-the-solar-system London,Dic 7 (Prensa Latina) International research involving a Monash University scientist is using new computer models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system. Scientists Request Trump to Pay Attention to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6773&SEO=scientists-request-trump-to-pay-attention-to-climate-change Washington, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) A letter signed by 800 scientists and addressed to President-elect Donald Trump calls for the new US government to be aware of the effects of climate change and not abandon immediate actions to face its effects. COP 13 Warn of Loss of Forests and other Ecosystems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6725&SEO=cop-13-warn-of-loss-of-forests-and-other-ecosystems Cancun, Mexico, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The secretary for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Braulio Ferreira, has warned of the rapid loss of forests on the planet. COP 13 in Cancun to Measure Participant Carbon Footprints http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6687&SEO=cop-13-in-cancun-to-measure-participant-carbon-footprints Cancun, Mexico, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the Conference of the Parties (COP13) on biological diversity will be able to measure their carbon footprint, an initiative of the meeting to be in harmony with nature and its preservation, announced the Organizers. Cancun: a Look at the Biodiversity of the Planet at the COP 13 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6585&SEO=cancun-a-look-at-the-biodiversity-of-the-planet-at-the-cop-13 By Ana Laura Arbesú Cancún, Mexico, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) From Cancún, one of the richest areas in plant and animal life on the planet, Environment Ministers will agree today on several actions for its preservation, in a meeting prior to the Conference of the Parties (COP13) on biodiversity , which begins next Sunday. Human Ancestor Lucy Spent Much of Her Time in Trees, Study Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6548&SEO=human-ancestor-lucy-spent-much-of-her-time-in-trees-study-says Washington,Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) ''Lucy'', the ancient ancestor of modern humans, probably spent at least a third of her day nesting in trees, according to new research unveiled today. Cuba: An Example in the Prevention of HIV/AIDS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6532&SEO=cuba-an-example-in-the-prevention-of-hivaids Havana, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Three decades after the first program of prevention against HIV / AIDS, Cuba has achieved a low prevalence of the disease, health authorities stressed today during the World Day of response to this pandemic. 2016 Hurricane Season Closes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6505&SEO=2016-hurricane-season-closes Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) After six very active months the 2016 hurricane season in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean is closing, being declared the most destructive since 2012, and the deadliest since 2005. Fidel Castro: the IPK, its Humanity and Altruistic Spirit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6444&SEO=fidel-castro-the-ipk-its-humanity-and-altruistic-spirit Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban scientist, Jorge Perez, remembered here the altruistic personality of recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, when he inaugurated the center dedicated to the study of infectious diseases: the Institute Pedro Kouri (IPK). Dr. Cambras: Fidel Showed The Way That Cuba Should Go http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6404&SEO=dr.-cambras-fidel-showed-the-way-that-cuba-should-go Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Doctor Rodrigo Alvarez Cambras, the director of the main orthopedic hospital in Cuba - Frank Pais, in an interview with Prensa Latina, has expressed his sorrow on the death of Fidel Castro and stated that Fidel showed the way that Cuba should go, a way that cannot be reversed. Peruvian Defense Minister Resigns After Relationship Revelation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6402&SEO=peruvian-defense-minister-resigns-after-relationship-revelation Lima, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Defense Minister Mariano González has resigned after revealing that one of his advisers, Lissete Ortega, is his new partner. Bolivia Seeks to Reduce Levels of Carbon Dioxide Emission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6379&SEO=bolivia-seeks-to-reduce-levels-of-carbon-dioxide-emission La Paz, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government is implementing a strategy to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by 80 percent as part of its environmental policy. World of Viruses Uncovered in Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6314&SEO=world-of-viruses-uncovered-in-australia Canberra,Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) A groundbreaking study of the virosphere of the most populous animals, those without backbones such as insects, spiders and worms and that live around our houses, has uncovered 1445 viruses, revealing people have only scratched the surface of the world of viruses, but it is likely that only a few cause disease. Hurricane Otto Approaches Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6253&SEO=hurricane-otto-approaches-nicaragua Managua, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Otto, a category-one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is approaching the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua with sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour. Cuban Expert Calls for Global Commitment to End Gender Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6207&SEO=cuban-expert-calls-for-global-commitment-to-end-gender-violence United Nations, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sexologist, Mariela Castro, called today for the political will of all States worldwide to lead major and decisive efforts to eradicate violence against women. Mechanical Engineering at Havana Architecture Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6148&SEO=mechanical-engineering-at-havana-architecture-event Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth Cuban Congress on Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy has begun its sessions today, within the framework of the 18th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18). NY Museum Opens to Public an Exhibit on Cuban Biodiversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6081&SEO=ny-museum-opens-to-public-an-exhibit-on-cuban-biodiversity New York, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The New York Museum of Natural History has opened today to local and foreign public the expected special exhibition ''Cuba'', an unprecedented tour of the rich biodiversity and culture of the Caribbean nation. The Zodiac and the World after Super Moon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6051&SEO=the-zodiac-and-the-world-after-super-moon 20 de noviembre de 2016, 02:36By Claudia Dupeirón García Asteroid Impacts Could Create Niches For Early Life, Suggests Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6021&SEO=asteroid-impacts-could-create-niches-for-early-life-suggests-study London, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life. China: Cuba Urges Peaceful Safe and Cooperative Use of Internet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5998&SEO=china-cuba-urges-peaceful-safe-and-cooperative-use-of-internet By Damy Vales Beijing, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called today for the peaceful and legitimate use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the development and welfare of humanity after participating in the third World Internet Conference in Wuzhen in East China's Zhejiang. Mystery Of London's 1952 Killer Fog Is Solved http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5962&SEO=mystery-of-londons-1952-killer-fog-is-solved London,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Londoners are used to a regular dose of fog, drizzle, and cloud in the winter. But in early December 1952, the city''s fog took a much deadlier turn according to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,. Marrakech Prepares COP22 Final Declaration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5956&SEO=marrakech-prepares-cop22-final-declaration Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Delegates at the United Nations Convention of the Parties on Global Warming (COP22) enjoyed the center of the historical Medina, in Marrakesh, a few meters from the emblematic Jamaa el-Fna Square. U.S. and Cuban Doctors, Surgeons to Meet in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5808&SEO=u.s.-and-cuban-doctors-surgeons-to-meet-in-havana Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Doctors and surgeons from the U.S. and Cuba will meet for the first time from today until 16th, to discuss topics as the accreditation of services, announced here organizers of the event. UN Makes Calls to Promote Diabetes Prevention Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5763&SEO=un-makes-calls-to-promote-diabetes-prevention-policies United Nations, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) On World Diabetes Day, the UN has made calls to promote policies aimed at preventing and treating diabetes, a disease that affected 422 million people in 2014. Climate Change Summit Full of Symbolism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5738&SEO=climate-change-summit-full-of-symbolism Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP22) will be held from Tuesday, November 15, after several days of deliberations at the expert and ministerial level. World's Smallest Magnifying Glass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5709&SEO=worlds-smallest-magnifying-glass London, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) For centuries, scientists believed that light, like all waves, couldn''t be focused down smaller than its wavelength, just under a millionth of a metre. Intensified Campaign Against Influenza in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5701&SEO=intensified-campaign-against-influenza-in-italy Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The peak season of influenza is close and the preventive actions to achieve the immunization of people at risk of contracting the disease are intensified here today. Venezuela Advances in the Fight Against Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5653&SEO=venezuela-advances-in-the-fight-against-drugs Caracas, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) have seized so far this year 37.7 tons of drugs, thanks to the security services, pointed out today the commander of that body, Antonio Benavides. Iran Reacts Positively to IAEA Report on Nuclear Pact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5607&SEO=iran-reacts-positively-to-iaea-report-on-nuclear-pact Tehran, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran has welcomed a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on its nuclear activities, and has reaffirmed its commitment to the agreement signed last year. Climate Agreement Generates Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5546&SEO=climate-agreement-generates-investment-opportunities Washington, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The global agreement on climate change, approved last year in Paris, has generated investments close to USD 23 billion until 2030 in emerging markets. US Museum to Open Exhibition on Cuban Biodiversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5537&SEO=us-museum-to-open-exhibition-on-cuban-biodiversity Havana, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The American Museum of Natural History of New York (AMNH) will open an exhibition on Cuban biodiversity on Monday, said Maritza Garcia, an official from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba (Citma). A Ton of CO2 Eliminates Three Square Meters of Arctic Ice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5488&SEO=a-ton-of-co2-eliminates-three-square-meters-of-arctic-ice Washington, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) For each ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by a person on our planet 3 three square meters of Arctic sea ice disappears, according to a study published today in Science magazine. Climate Change Conference, COP22, Starts in Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5462&SEO=climate-change-conference-cop22-starts-in-morocco Marrakesh, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP22, has begun today in Morocco focused on concrete action included in the Paris Agreement. Malnutrition Claims the Lives of Children in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5437&SEO=malnutrition-claims-the-lives-of-children-in-south-africa Pretoria, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Though the number of children who die due to malnutrition has decreased, this is a phenomenon that still claims a great number of human lives, said the National Public Health Department here Sunday. Brazil Remembers Major Socio-Environmental Tragedy of its History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5420&SEO=brazil-remembers-major-socio-environmental-tragedy-of-its-history Brasilia, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Without knowing yet when the victims will be compensated by the companies responsible for the disaster, Brazil remembers today the greatest socio-environmental tragedy of its history which occurred one year ago in Minas Gerais. Paris Agreement on Climate Change Now in Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5385&SEO=paris-agreement-on-climate-change-now-in-force United Nations, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Almost a year after being being signed, the Paris Agreement on climate change comes into effect today, limiting the emission of greenhouse gases, which lead to global warming. FIHAV 2016 Exhibits Farmacuba Export Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5383&SEO=fihav-2016-exhibits-farmacuba-export-products Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Farmacuba has been exhibiting export products in the context of the 34th Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, the largest commercial event in Cuba and the Caribbean, which ends today in Havana. The Biggest Super Moon in 70 Years on Nov 14th http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5326&SEO=the-biggest-super-moon-in-70-years-on-nov-14th Washington, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The inhabitants of the Earth will have the unique opportunity to observe the brightest super moon on November 14th, according to the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA). Cuba: Computer Engineers Union, a Platform for Scientific Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5307&SEO=cuba-computer-engineers-union-a-platform-for-scientific-exchange Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The recently created Computer Engineers Union of Cuba (UIC, in Spanish) intends to establish itself as a platform for exchange at the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Information, said today the national president of that institution, Eilyn Febles. Cuba Starts International Convention on Science and Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5253&SEO=cuba-starts-international-convention-on-science-and-technology Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) With the opening ceremony of the 1st International Congress, CIDERS 2016, begins today the working sessions of the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, at the Conference Center in Havana. Cuba Holds First International Convention on Science and Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5206&SEO=cuba-holds-first-international-convention-on-science-and-technology Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The First International Convention on Science and Technology has begun today here with more than 1,000 delegates from several countries and a comprehensive scientific program that includes 10 events, with 750 papers and an exhibition fair. Japan to Continue Whaling, Challenges IWC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5193&SEO=japan-to-continue-whaling-challenges-iwc Tokyo, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Japan plans to continue its whaling program with scientific ends despite the non-biding resolution recently approved by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to increase surveillance on such activities, local media reported. Cuba, Only Country in the World to Achieve Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5186&SEO=cuba-only-country-in-the-world-to-achieve-sustainable-development Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been declared this week the only country in the world to achieve sustainable development, according to a report that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) publishes every two year. Why Ice Ages Occur Every 100,000 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5159&SEO=why-ice-ages-occur-every-100000-years London, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) Experts from Cardiff University have offered up an explanation as to why our planet began to move in and out of ice ages every 100,000 years. Warning of Serious Risk to Wildlife in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5116&SEO=warning-of-serious-risk-to-wildlife-in-india New Delhi, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) More than half of wildlife in India is at risk of disappearing because of increased pollution and the growth of the population, a study released today by national media has warned. Panama Advances in Clinical Trials of Dengue Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5105&SEO=panama-advances-in-clinical-trials-of-dengue-vaccine Panama, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Five countries, including Panama, are leading now the third and final phase of clinical trials of a tetravalent dengue vaccine, announced Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. A Chunk of Ice is Orbiting The Sun In The Wrong Direction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5080&SEO=a-chunk-of-ice-is-orbiting-the-sun-in-the-wrong-direction Washington, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Beyond the orbit of Neptune, the farthest recognized-planet from our sun, lies the mysteries population known as the Trans-Neptunian Object (TNOs). Environmental Damages Caused by US Base Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5063&SEO=environmental-damages-caused-by-us-base-denounced Guantanamo, Cuba, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The illegal US naval base causes serious damages to the soil of the Guantanamo valley since its establishment in 1903, experts on the subject reported here today. Vast Majority of Russians Reject Ban on Abortion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5026&SEO=vast-majority-of-russians-reject-ban-on-abortion Moscow, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) A large majority of Russians reject banning the abortion or taking it out of the Compulsory Health Insurance (CHI), as indicated by a survey conducted by the Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM). AIDS Cure May Be Near http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4988&SEO=aids-cure-may-be-near Por Yanet Llanes AlemanLondon, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) A 44-year-old British man might become the first human being totally cured from the Human Immune-deficiency Virus (HIV), thanks to a new therapy designed by scientists from the United Kingdom. New Damages and Deaths Caused by Rains in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4970&SEO=new-damages-and-deaths-caused-by-rains-in-haiti Port au Prince, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) The rains that have been affecting Haiti in the last few hours have caused at least five deaths in Baie-de-Henne and also caused floods in places that were hit by Hurricane Matthew. La Paz Forum will Promote Building of Intelligent Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4948&SEO=la-paz-forum-will-promote-building-of-intelligent-cities La Paz, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian authorities prepare a forum that looks to promote the concept of intelligent cities through the expansion and application of Technologies of Information and Communications (TICs). International Red Cross: Resilient Cities, the Urban Agenda Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4914&SEO=international-red-cross-resilient-cities-the-urban-agenda-challenge Quito, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The immediate challenge of the New Urban Agenda is making cities more resilient with a greater capacity to recover after armed conflicts, disasters and violence, according to a statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Thousands in Panama Affected by Floods http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4883&SEO=thousands-in-panama-affected-by-floods Panamá, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) About three thousand 500 persons were affected in the last 48 hours in Panama, as a result of floods from the heavy rains, informed today the director of the Civil Protection System, Jose Donderis. Colombian Pacific Would Shelter Two Biosphere Reserves in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4825&SEO=colombian-pacific-would-shelter-two-biosphere-reserves-in-2017 Bogota, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The chocoan region of Nuqui-Solano Bay, where hunchback whales come every year, could become a Reserve of the Biosphere in 2017 together with Sanquyianga and Gorgona, both in the coast of the Pacific, confirmed here local researchers. US Physician Praises Development of Cuban Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4810&SEO=us-physician-praises-development-of-cuban-biotechnology Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) U.S. physician, Kelvin Lee, has highlighted Cuba''s development in biotechnology, especially Cuban lung cancer vaccines, according to CubaDebate. Damage on Climate Change to Agriculture Grows, FAO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4797&SEO=damage-on-climate-change-to-agriculture-grows-fao-says Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) FAO representative in Cuba, Theodor Friedrich, said here that climate change has been increasingly affecting agricultural production more visibly and threatening to overcome the goal of eradicating hunger by 2030. International Immunotherapy Meeting Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4760&SEO=international-immunotherapy-meeting-begins-in-cuba Havana, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Hotel Nacional de Cuba will host, from today until next Friday, the 12th International Immunotherapy Meeting 2016, organized by, among other instirutions, the Center for Molecular Immunology and the Latin American Association of Immunology. Yellow Alert by Smog in China Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4710&SEO=yellow-alert-by-smog-in-china-capital Beijing, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Meteorological Center of China issued today a yellow alert, the third in order of severity, by smog in this capital. UNESCO Adopts Resolution Describing Jerusalem as Multicultural City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4679&SEO=unesco-adopts-resolution-describing-jerusalem-as-multicultural-city Paris, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The general director of Unesco, Irina Bokova, has confirmed today that Jerusalem is a multicultural city and a sacred space for the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Costa Rica Releases Videogame on Indigenous Mythology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4622&SEO=costa-rica-releases-videogame-on-indigenous-mythology San Jose, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Children, youth and adults in Costa Rica have today a new videogame ''El camino del Usekol'' (The Road of the Usekol) produced in this country and aimed at enriching the knowledge on the indigenous mythology of this Central American nation. Cuban Scientist Presents Seismotectonic Model in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4524&SEO=cuban-scientist-presents-seismotectonic-model-in-usa Santiago de Cuba, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) A new seismotectonic model for eastern Cuba was presented in the United States by Dr. Enrique Arango, deputy director of the National Seismological Research Center (Cenais) during the recently held Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA). Mars-bound Astronauts Could Develop Dementia, Study Suggests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4478&SEO=mars-bound-astronauts-could-develop-dementia-study-suggests Washington,Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Astronauts could develop cronic dementia according to a study of the Univ. Irvine in California. NASA Telescope Detects Giant Cannonballs Shooting From Star http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4428&SEO=nasa-telescope-detects-giant-cannonballs-shooting-from-star Washington, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) NASA''s Hubble Space Telescope has detected superhot blobs of gas with a temperature hotter than the Sun, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star. Cuba Recovers and Remains Alert as a Result of Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4376&SEO=cuba-recovers-and-remains-alert-as-a-result-of-matthew Havana, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The eastern region of Cuban is making progress today in the recovery phase after the devastation of powerful Hurricane Matthew, while the country''s northern coast is on alert to heavy rainfall, winds and a possible sea surge. ESO's VISTA Telescope Sees Hidden Stars in Messier 78 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4351&SEO=esos-vista-telescope-sees-hidden-stars-in-messier-78 Berlín,Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Interstellar dust that blocks astronomers'' view of space is no match for the European Southern Observatory''s ''dustbuster'' telescope, which just revealed this dazzling view of several stars that have hidden in the cosmic dust until now. Chile Devotes Millions to Reduce Pollution in the Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4327&SEO=chile-devotes-millions-to-reduce-pollution-in-the-capital Santiago de Chile, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Environment Minister Pablo Badenier announced today an ambitious plan valued at $1 billion USD, starting in 2017, to reduce pollution in the country''s capital city. Foreign Specialists Attend Cuban Congress on Gynecology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4285&SEO=foreign-specialists-attend-cuban-congress-on-gynecology Havana, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The 16th National Congress of the Cuban Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SCOG) begins today with a substantial international assistance. Japanese Biologist Wins Medicine Nobel Prize http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4253&SEO=japanese-biologist-wins-medicine-nobel-prize Tokyo, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2016 for discovering the mechanisms of degradation and recycling of cellular components, announced today the Karolinska Institute. International Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4226&SEO=international-congress-on-orthopedics-and-traumatology-ends-in-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) The 27th International Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology and the 1st Cuban Congress on External Fixation will conclude on Saturday in this resort, where awards will be granted to outstanding works and exhibitors. International Congress on Orthopedics in Cuba Closes Academic Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4181&SEO=international-congress-on-orthopedics-in-cuba-closes-academic-agenda Varadero, Cuba, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) With the introduction of more than 20 works, the academic program of the 27th International Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology, and the First Cuban Congress on External Fixation will be concluded today in this resort. These papers will be focused on issues to the spine, main member in pediatric and traumatology, while the third day will include the discussion of 10 clinical cases and the presentation of traditional and digital posters. WHO Warns of Negativity on World Day of rhe Elederly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4162&SEO=who-warns-of-negativity-on-world-day-of-rhe-elederly Geneva, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) On occasion of the Day of the Elderly, marked on October 1st, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of the consequences, on the mental and physical health of the elderly, which result from negative attitudes toward them. COP17 in South Africa: SOS for Cycad Plants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4132&SEO=cop17-in-south-africa-sos-for-cycad-plants Johannesburg, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) An expert on conservation said today here that out of the 308 families existing in the world of the primitive cycad plants, South Africa currently has 38 of the most threatened species. Bolivia, Brazil Coordinate Health Attention in Border Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4117&SEO=bolivia-brazil-coordinate-health-attention-in-border-areas La Paz, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities in Bolivia and Brazil coordinate in border areas today procedures for detection of diseases or attention to HIV/AIDS patients and hepatitis type B and C. French Academy of Sciences Celebrates its 350th Anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4082&SEO=french-academy-of-sciences-celebrates-its-350th-anniversary Paris, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) The French Academy of Sciences is today celebrating the 350th anniversary of its founding with a global conference to which representatives of all international institutions are invited. Large Lead and Zinc Deposit Found in NW China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4038&SEO=large-lead-and-zinc-deposit-found-in-nw-china Beijing, Sept 25 (Prensa Latina) Geologists discovered what is considered to be the largest deposits of lead and zinc China''s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, local authorities announced today. Results of UNDP Project to be Assessed in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4008&SEO=results-of-undp-project-to-be-assessed-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Specialists and authorities will assess here a project of international cooperation aimed at the recovery of houses in a steady and sustainable way following the damages caused by the hurricane Sandy, a little more than two years of its implementation. Vietnam Has More Than 100 Million Mobile Phone Subscribers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3983&SEO=vietnam-has-more-than-100-million-mobile-phone-subscribers Hanoi, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Viettel Telecom Co, based in this capital, now has more than 100 million subscribers, in and outside of the country, local media reports today. Cuba Ratifies Cooperation Treaty on Cybercrime http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3946&SEO=cuba-ratifies-cooperation-treaty-on-cybercrime Madrid, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has become the first country to ratify the Ibero-American Cooperation Agreement on Research, Insurance and Cybercrime Test Attainment, the Island''s embassy in Spain reported today. UNDP, WWF Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3918&SEO=undp-wwf-sign-memorandum-of-understanding-in-cuba Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The UNDP and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Holland signed here today a memorandum of understanding to discuss issues such as biodiversity and climate change. The World Celebrates International Alzheimer's Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3894&SEO=the-world-celebrates-international-alzheimers-day Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The World Day of Alzheimer disease is celebrated today in all the nations of the planet aimed at raising the population awareness about this neurodegenerative pandemic. Another Female Panda Bear Is Born at Japanese Zoo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3819&SEO=another-female-panda-bear-is-born-at-japanese-zoo Tokyo, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Adventure World Zoo in Wakayama (western Japan), known worldwide for its panda bear raising program, has another female specimen of that species that was born on Sunday, local sources reported. 2016: Warmest Year Since 1880, Says WMO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3789&SEO=2016-warmest-year-since-1880-says-wmo 17 de septiembre de 2016, 00:19 Washington, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today that 2016 is the warmest year since 1880, due to the records of unprecedented average temperatures during the first eight months of the year. World Celebrates Int'l Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3759&SEO=world-celebrates-intl-day-for-preservation-of-ozone-layer 16 de septiembre de 2016, 10:41 Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Under the slogan ''Working towards reducing global-warming HFCs under the Montreal Protocol,'' the world is today celebrating International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. Pretoria Holds Africa Aerospace and Defense Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3724&SEO=pretoria-holds-africa-aerospace-and-defense-fair Pretoria, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, military equipment manufactured on the African continent are being exhibited at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD 2016) Fair in South Africa, local press reports today. Medellin, Colombia reports 6.1 Degree Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3699&SEO=medellin-colombia-reports-6.1-degree-earthquake Bogota, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of 6.1 degrees on the Richter scale was reported from Medellin, in the northwestern department of Antioquia, confirmed today the Colombian Geological Service. Increased Internet Access in Latin America and Caribbean, Says CEPAL http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3624&SEO=increased-internet-access-in-latin-america-and-caribbean-says-cepal San Jose, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) confirmed here today that Internet users compared to the total population of the region grew 10.6 percent annually between 2000 and 2015. Cuban Drug to Treat Lung Cancer Presented in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3587&SEO=cuban-drug-to-treat-lung-cancer-presented-in-colombia Medellin, Colombia, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban vaccine to treat lung cancer, known as Cimavax, was presented to a group of experts attending the First International Symposium on Active Immunotherapy, hosted in Medellin, Colombia over the weekend. Cuba to Celebrate International Day of Protection of the Ozone Layer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3575&SEO=cuba-to-celebrate-international-day-of-protection-of-the-ozone-layer Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will celebrate the World Day of Protection of the Ozone Layer next Friday at the Jose Marti Memorial, it was known here today. Orthopedics Experts from the World in Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3538&SEO=orthopedics-experts-from-the-world-in-congress-in-cuba Havana, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from all the continents of the planet will be present at the 17th International Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba, from September 26 to October 1st. First Latin America Open Science Forum Ends in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3512&SEO=first-latin-america-open-science-forum-ends-in-uruguay Montevideo, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The First Latin America and the Caribbean Open Science Forum: Transforming our Region, is expected to end today after three days of debates and reflections on five issues presented by around 300 speakers from America and the world. Bolivia Studies Location for Nuclear Research Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3437&SEO=bolivia-studies-location-for-nuclear-research-center 08 de septiembre de 2016, 00:38 La Paz, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian enterprise Rosatom will start soil studies in the area where it is expected to build the Center orf Research and Development of Nuclear Technology located in the city El Alto, near this city. Russian Spaceshift with Three Cosmonauts Makes successful landing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3413&SEO=russian-spaceshift-with-three-cosmonauts-makes-successful-landing Moscow, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Soyuz-TMA20M landed smoothly in Kazakhstan today with three cosmonauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on board, reported Flight Management Center. Rises to 264 Patients with the Zika Virus in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3390&SEO=rises-to-264-patients-with-the-zika-virus-in-spain 06 de septiembre de 2016, 10:18Madrid, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The number of cases diagnosed in Spain with Zika virus rose to 264, including 39 pregnant women, informed the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. Quito Quake Six Wounded People, Minor Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3356&SEO=quito-quake-six-wounded-people-minor-damage 05 de septiembre de 2016, 10:40 Quito, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from the Ecuadorian capital have reported that six people were wounded as a result of the recent 4.6-degree quake that rocked several areas in Quito. Philippines: 5,000 Displaced by Fighting in the South http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3305&SEO=philippines-5000-displaced-by-fighting-in-the-south Manila, Sep 3 (prensa Latina) The Philippines government today asserted that nearly 5,000 people have abandoned their homes in the southern province of Sululu, because of the advance of terrorist groups such as Abu Sayyaf. Indonesia Issues Alert Due to Increase of Zika Virus in Asia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3263&SEO=indonesia-issues-alert-due-to-increase-of-zika-virus-in-asia 02 de septiembre de 2016, 00:02 Jakarta, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health of Indonesia released a statement today, in which urged to take extreme caution regarding a possible infection with Zika virus, after confirming the presence of the virus in Singapore and Malaysia. Violence against Children Increases in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3214&SEO=violence-against-children-increases-in-costa-rica 01 de septiembre de 2016, 00:10 San Jose, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) In 2015, the Costa Rican emergency line registered one call every 15 minutes with regards to violence against children, according to official data, reported by Teletica Noticias. Tablet and Phone Games Could Help Diagnose Autism, Study Suggests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3188&SEO=tablet-and-phone-games-could-help-diagnose-autism-study-suggests Edimburgo,Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, according to a study. Earthquake Aftershocks Continue in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3162&SEO=earthquake-aftershocks-continue-in-italy 31 de agosto de 2016, 09:13 Rome, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The aftershocks of the earthquake that a week ago devastated central Italy today are more than 2,700, informed the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (NIGV). World Population will Rise to Nine Billion in 2050 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3113&SEO=world-population-will-rise-to-nine-billion-in-2050 30 de agosto de 2016, 01:25 Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina ) A new review of the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) , estimates that world population would reach nine billion by 2050, an increase of 33 percent over the 7.4 billion at present, it was known here. First Shipment of Cuban Vaccines Arrives in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3081&SEO=first-shipment-of-cuban-vaccines-arrives-in-syria Damascus, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) As part of a comprehensive agreement underway, a first two- ton shipment of Cuban pentavalent vaccines for the Syrian people, subjected to a strict trade blockade, arrived at the Damascus airport today. Children With Food Allergies Predisposed to Asthma, Rhinitis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3026&SEO=children-with-food-allergies-predisposed-to-asthma-rhinitis 27 de agosto de 2016, 09:14 Washington, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Children with a history of food allergy have a high risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood as well. The Earth Continues to Tremble in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2974&SEO=the-earth-continues-to-tremble-in-italy 26 de agosto de 2016, 09:30 Rome, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The earth continues to tremble today in Italy three days after the devastating earthquake that shook the central region of the country with a provisional balance of 250 people dead, 365 injured and more than 2,000 displaced. Cuba and Germany Explore Areas of Environmental Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2936&SEO=cuba-and-germany-explore-areas-of-environmental-cooperation 25 de agosto de 2016, 09:50 By Luis Antonio Gómez Pérez China Shows Spacecraft for 2020 Mission to Mars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2877&SEO=china-shows-spacecraft-for-2020-mission-to-mars 24 de agosto de 2016, 08:55 Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) China today showed footages of a spacecraft which this nation''s scientists plan to send to Mars by 2020. Mars Living Simulation Drill in Hawaii Next to the End http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2826&SEO=mars-living-simulation-drill-in-hawaii-next-to-the-end 23 de agosto de 2016, 00:10 Washington, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The US National Arenautics and Space Adminiostration reported the living simulation drill to practice life in Mars, being carried out in a volcano in Hawaii, which led six scientists to live inside the Hawaiian volcano Manu Loa for a year, will finish in six days. More Than 14,000 People Assisted at Cuban-Bolivian Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2792&SEO=more-than-14000-people-assisted-at-cuban-bolivian-health-fair Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 14,000 people have received medical care by Cuban and Bolivian doctors during the first two days of an International Health Fair that will conclude today in the central department of Cochabamba. United Nations Drafts Program to Fight Cholera in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2740&SEO=united-nations-drafts-program-to-fight-cholera-in-haiti United Nations, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) is working now to develop a new package of measures to handle the beginning of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, said a spokesperson for the international organization. 2,000 Seahorses Found by French Customs Confiscated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2703&SEO=2000-seahorses-found-by-french-customs-confiscated 19 de agosto de 2016, 09:56 Paris, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) French Customs have confiscated 2,000 seahorses in recent weeks. The seahorses, a protected species, were hidden in postal packages. Chile Reduces Energy Prices with Bid Proposals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2666&SEO=chile-reduces-energy-prices-with-bid-proposals 18 de agosto de 2016, 10:30 Santiago de Chile, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Chile has taken steps to reduce energy prices by opening bids to 84 companies. Mexico Confirmed 1.619 Cases of Zika Virus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2658&SEO=mexico-confirmed-1.619-cases-of-zika-virus 18 de agosto de 2016, 00:05 Mexico, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexico confirmed that until today, 1.619 cases of Zika virus have been recorded in the country, of which 88 percent are located in the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Veracruz. 1,147 Centenarians Live in Mexico City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2648&SEO=1147-centenarians-live-in-mexico-city Mexico, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) According to statistics released today, 1,147 people 100 years old or more live in Mexico City. Colombia Explores Seaflower Biosphere Reserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2594&SEO=colombia-explores-seaflower-biosphere-reserve 16 de agosto de 2016, 10:40 Bogota, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Distinguished for its biodiversity, Colombia is studying the Seaflower biosphere reserve, one of its richest and most dazzling marine systems, local news reports today. China Launches High-Resolution Satellite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2345&SEO=china-launches-high-resolution-satellite 10 de agosto de 2016, 12:30 Beijing, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) China has launched a new high-resolution radar imaging satellite to be used for disaster prevention, weather forecasting, analysis of water resources and protection of maritime rights. India Questions Dengue Vaccine Effectiveness http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2237&SEO=india-questions-dengue-vaccine-effectiveness 08 de agosto de 2016, 08:20New Delhi, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities of India and the World Health Organization (WHO) today maintain differences on using a dengue vaccine in the country, amid rising domestic cases. Angola Receives Funding to Fight AIDS and Malaria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2177&SEO=angola-receives-funding-to-fight-aids-and-malaria 05 de agosto de 2016, 11:47Luanda, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Angola will receive $60 million USD from the international institution The Global Fund to implement and strengthen programs for fighting HIV/AIDS and malaria in the country. Typhoon Nida Hits Southern China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2067&SEO=typhoon-nida-hits-southern-china 03 de agosto de 2016, 10:07Beijing, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) China said that the Nida Typhoon that has affected 495 thousand persons when it hit the southern part of country. Venezuela to Consider Fingerprints Validation for Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1999&SEO=venezuela-to-consider-fingerprints-validation-for-referendum 01 de agosto de 2016, 11:02Caracas, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (CNE) will today consider the validation of fingerprints recorded with the signatures collected by the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) in a request for the activation of a revocation referendum against Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro. Ash from Popocatépetl Volcano Falls on Mexico City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1993&SEO=ash-from-popocatepetl-volcano-falls-on-mexico-city 01 de agosto de 2016, 09:59Mexico, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Increased activity of the Popocatépetl volcano early on Monday morning has caused ash fall in nine of the 16 delegations in Mexico City, according to the authorities'' reports. Zika Virus Cases in Ecuador Rise to 1,507 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1914&SEO=zika-virus-cases-in-ecuador-rise-to-1507 29 de julio de 2016, 11:15Quito, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The number of people infected with the Zika virus in Ecuador has risen to 1,507, according to the latest report released by the Ministry of Public Health. Indian Elephant Could Soon Enter Guinness Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1843&SEO=indian-elephant-could-soon-enter-guinness-record 28 de julio de 2016, 08:58New Delhi, July 28 (Prensa Latina) At 86 years old, Dakshayani is waiting to be registered in the Guinness Book of Records as the world''s oldest Asian elephant in captivity. Monsoon Raises Water Level in Indian Reservoirs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1709&SEO=monsoon-raises-water-level-in-indian-reservoirs 22 de julio de 2016, 09:28New Delhi, July 22 (Prensa Latina) The monsoon rainfall raised water levels in the 91 India''s largest reservoirs currently accumulating 54,5 billion cubic meters of water, 34 percent of its capacity, sector sources reported today. New Cases of Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue Detected in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1683&SEO=new-cases-of-zika-chikungunya-and-dengue-detected-in-costa-rica 21 de julio de 2016, 11:11San Jose, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Data from the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica shows that since the beginning of the year there have been a total of 255 confirmed cases of Zika, 17 of them imported, and an addition 816 suspected cases, which were ruled out. Climate Change Affects Indian Military Deployment in Siachen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1620&SEO=climate-change-affects-indian-military-deployment-in-siachen 20 de julio de 2016, 10:18New Delhi, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Indian troops in Siachen Glacier, the world''s highest battlefield, face new challenges due to snow melt caused by climate change, today highlights NDTV television. Earthquake Strikes Mexican Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1606&SEO=earthquake-strikes-mexican-capital 19 de julio de 2016, 13:29Mexico City, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck this morning several locations of Mexico City, with no reports by authorities of property damage or casualties. Ban Ki-Moon Calls for Global Action to End AIDS in 2030 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1554&SEO=ban-ki-moon-calls-for-global-action-to-end-aids-in-2030 18 de julio de 2016, 11:05Durban, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon today urged the global community to act quickly to end the AIDS pandemic in about 14 years. Khartoum Evacuates Sudanese Citizens From in South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1470&SEO=khartoum-evacuates-sudanese-citizens-from-in-south-sudan 15 de julio de 2016, 11:50Khartoum, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The Sudanese government today reported that it will start evacuating its citizens from South Sudan, after the clashes that occurred in Juba, the South Sudanese capital, which have caused 300 deaths. Typhoon Nepartak Kills 21 and 13 are Missing in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1422&SEO=typhoon-nepartak-kills-21-and-13-are-missing-in-china 14 de julio de 2016, 11:46Beijing Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Typhoon Nepartak in China has left 21 people dead and 13 missing in Fujian province, reports said today. Yongtai and Minqing were badly hit by rains,while the water levels in 11 rivers went over the alert lines. Gulf Stream to Mitigate Climate Change in Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1344&SEO=gulf-stream-to-mitigate-climate-change-in-europe 13 de julio de 2016, 00:10London, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Europe will be saved from the worst economic impacts of climate change due to a slowdown of the Gulf Stream, according to a study carried out by the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. At Least 26 Killed by Monsoon Rains in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1297&SEO=at-least-26-killed-by-monsoon-rains-in-india 12 de julio de 2016, 10:13New Delhi, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) At least 26 people died in recent days as a result of heavy rains associated with the monsoon in India, official sources reported today. Solar Plane Leaves Spain towards Egypt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1258&SEO=solar-plane-leaves-spain-towards-egypt 11 de julio de 2016, 09:29Madrid, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The airplane Impulse II, which flies only with solar power, took off today from the Spanish city of Sevilla to Cairo, Egypt, several press media confirmed. India Relieved After Heavy Monsoon Rains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1178&SEO=india-relieved-after-heavy-monsoon-rains 08 de julio de 2016, 08:43New Delhi, July 8 (Prensa Latina) After two years of drought, India breathes a sigh of relief today following heavy monsoon rainfall in all country, vital for agriculture, on which depends 60 percent of the population. New Soyuz Spacecraft Heading to International Space Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1129&SEO=new-soyuz-spacecraft-heading-to-international-space-station 07 de julio de 2016, 09:39Moscow, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS is on course to the International Space Station (ISS) with a three-man crew of the expedition 48-49 aboard, after having detached successfully from the booster rocket. Bolivia and Peru to Carry Out Research on Titicaca Lake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1077&SEO=bolivia-and-peru-to-carry-out-research-on-titicaca-lake 06 de julio de 2016, 00:20La Paz, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from Bolivia and Peru will carry out studies on the lake Titicaca from July 25th to determine the pollution rate of its waters and the chances of developing fish farming, said sources today here. Russian Scientists Design New Cancer Treatment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1022&SEO=russian-scientists-design-new-cancer-treatment 05 de julio de 2016, 00:02Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) A group of scientists from the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk, Siberia, have designed a new method of diagnosis and cure of cancer in the human body. Cuban Scientists Discover Neuroprotective Effect of Molecule http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1001&SEO=cuban-scientists-discover-neuroprotective-effect-of-molecule 04 de julio de 2016, 12:47Havana, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) A team of Cuban scientists discovered the molecule called JM-20 that protects the nervous system from own degenerative brain injury, Granma newspaper released today. Doctors Improve Sight in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=984&SEO=doctors-improve-sight-in-guatemala 04 de julio de 2016, 10:31By Isabel Soto Mayedo Ecuador Opens Debate on Therapeutic Use of Marijuana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=84&SEO=ecuador-opens-debate-on-therapeutic-use-of-marijuana 13 de junio de 2016, 10:09Quito, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Scientists, specialists and professionals will today participate in a forum organized by the National Assembly of Ecuador to discuss a bill on the use of marijuana for therapeutic and medicinal purposes.