Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuban Representatives Urge Trump to Hear Claims Against Blockade Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuban civil society urged US President Donald Trump to listen to the majority of the international community in support of the lifting of the blockade imposed on the island. Lawmakers of Mexico City Rejects U.S. Blockade against Cuba Mexico, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The House of Representatives of the Federal District passed a statement rejecting the US blockade against Cuba and urged the Senate and the Mexican government to act accordingly. Cuba Receives 204 Books Donated by the Institute of Spanish History By Glenda Arcia Havana, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's Institute of History (IHC) received today 204 books published between 1858 and 2011, as part of a collaboration agreement with Spain that includes the exchange of documents of great relevance for both countries. House-Building Plan Increases in Eastern Cuban Province Camaguey, Cuba, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) After the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Cuba on September 9, the city of Nuevitas, located 50 kilometers north of the city of Camaguey, the provincial capital of the same name, is pushing ahead a plan of house construction that includes 300 new dwellings. Cuba Retains Grand Prize in Bahamas Cultural Festival Nassau, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation retained for the second consecutive year the Grand Prize of the Bahamas Cultural Festival, reported a Cuban diplomatic source. Fruticultura 2017 Calls on Producers to Join Value Chain Havana, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) One of the objectives of ''Fruticultura 2017'' is to have all the actors involved in the value chain to guarantee high quality production. Natural Tourism Has Strong Roots in Eastern Cuban Baracoa, Cuba, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Flora y Fauna Company  in the eastern territory of Baracoa, Mauro Cala, said today that natural tourism here receives a strong boost today. OPCW Director Receives Cuban Government Delegation at The Hague The Hague, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Ahmet Uzumcu, Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), received Monday Fernando Gonzalez Bermudez, Cuban Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), who is visiting this city. Cuba Makes Progress in Nature Tourism and Environmental Protection Havana, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are constantly concerned about an appropriate result between environmental protection and the exploitation of protected areas in favor of nature and adventure tourism. Cuba Ready for High Tourist Season Havana, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Despite the problems caused by meteorological events such as hurricanes, Cuban authorities reiterate today that their tourist facilities are ready to start the high season (November-April) in the island. Over 18,000 Cubans Damaged by Hurricane Irma Receive Aid Havana, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Domestic Trade (MINCIN) is providing material aid to more than 18,000 people damaged by Hurricane Irma a month after the cyclone hit the country, local media reported. U.S. Economic Pressures Affect Tourism to Cuba Havana, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban report to the United Nations General Assembly on the U.S. economic and commercial barriers against the island dedicates one chapter to how they affect tourism, recall today experts. Cuban Musician César López Announces Presentations in LatAm By Martha Cabrales Arias Santiago de Cuba, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban saxophonist César López announced presentations in Latin American countries in November, following recent successes with seven concerts in Harlem venues in the United States. U.S. Blockade Causes Multimillion Dollar Damages on Cuban Health Havana, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The estimated economic damages in health as a result of the U.S. blockade on Cuba from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 has surpassed $87 million USD, local media reported today. Lake 'La Redonda' in Cuban Province at Full Capacity Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The lake ''La Redonda'', located north of this central Cuban province, maintains its full capacity today by storing 80 million cubic meters of water. Cuba Shows a Complete Tourist Product in Italy Rome, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The annual presentation of the Cuban tourist product in Italian cities has reached today Perugia and Pesaro, the final stretch of a trip that included three other cities in central-south of the peninsula. Cuban President Pays Tribute to pro-Independence Fighters Santiago de Cuba, Oct 10, (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro paid tribute here today to the initiators and continuators of the pro-independence struggle: Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, in 1868; José Martí, 1895, and Fidel Castro; 1953 and 1959. Tombs of Cuban Independence Heroes Now on Heritage Site Havana, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) The tombs of the Father of the Homeland, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, and Mariana Grajales, also a hero of the Cuban war of independence, were moved to the heritage site of Santa Efigenia Cemetery, in Santiago de Cuba, and a special tribute will take place on October 10, on the 149th anniversary of the beginning of the I War of Independence. My Father Had Great Capacity for Love, Che's Daughter Says By Carmen Esquivel Sarria Cuban Vice President Leads Delegation to Honor Che in Bolivia Havana, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Vice President and Commander of the Revolution, Ramiro Valdés Menéndez, heads the official delegation of Cuba to the ceremony in Bolivia for the 50th anniversary of the fall in combat of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara, reported the newspaper Granma.