Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Immigrants' Contribution Essential to Italian Economy and Welfare http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15840&SEO=immigrants-contribution-essential-to-italian-economy-and-welfare Rome, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The National Institute of Social Welfare President (INPS), Tito Boeri, has said today that regular immigration are providing Italy with weighty economic benefits. Colombian Agroexpo Exposes Famous Wagyu Cattle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15834&SEO=colombian-agroexpo-exposes-famous-wagyu-cattle Bogota, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The 21st edition of the International Agricultural Fair of Colombia, Agroexpo-2017, is presenting today for the first time the Japanese breed of beef cattle Wagyu -already adapted to the Andean climate-, which produces the famous Kobe meat, with high international value. Qatari Government Offers Aid to Agricultural Producers amid Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15819&SEO=qatari-government-offers-aid-to-agricultural-producers-amid-crisis Doha, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Qatari Government is boosting a plan to subsidize agricultural farms considered ''non-productive'' farms to help them contribute quality products to the local market, despite the boycott the country is currently going through. Ecuador Maintains Support World Global Reduction of Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15807&SEO=ecuador-maintains-support-world-global-reduction-of-oil Quito, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador kept its commitment to maintain its support for the extension of a world reduction in global crude production, adopted by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), official sources reported today. Syrian Army Recovers More Oil Fields in Southern Raqqa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15799&SEO=syrian-army-recovers-more-oil-fields-in-southern-raqqa Damascus, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias have recovered the town of Rmelian, 15 oil wells, a gas field and two processing plants in southern Raqqa province, according to military reports. Turkey, Thailand to Establish Free Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15798&SEO=turkey-thailand-to-establish-free-trade-agreement Ankara, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and Thailand started talks in this capital Tuesday to establish a free trade agreement between the two countries, announced the Economy Ministry at the end of the meeting. Jamaica to Host Denbigh Show http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15797&SEO=jamaica-to-host-denbigh-show Kingston, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Agriculture and Health has officially opened today the Denbigh Show, considered the main commercial agricultural, industrial and food show in the English-speaking Caribbean, as confirmed by the President of Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS), Norman Grant. Costa Rican Minister Defends UN Comprehensive Vision of Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15788&SEO=costa-rican-minister-defends-un-comprehensive-vision-of-development United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica''s Environment and Energy Minister, Edgar Gutierrez, has called today at the United Nations, to move towards sustainable development with a comprehensive vision that interweaves its economic, social and environmental dimensions. Heavy Rainfall Hits Istanbul Causing Million-Dollar Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15786&SEO=heavy-rainfall-hits-istanbul-causing-million-dollar-damage Istanbul, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The damage caused by heavy rains and floods in this city will cost around $60 million USD, according to preliminary estimates by insurance companies. Cuba to Solve Energy Needs with Solar Panels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15778&SEO=cuba-to-solve-energy-needs-with-solar-panels Havana, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are working to solve the country''s energy needs by installing solar panels, above all in faraway communities nationwide. Tourist Arrival to India Increases in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15764&SEO=tourist-arrival-to-india-increases-in-2017 New Delhi, July 19 (Prensa Latina) India received almost 6,9 million foreign tourists in the first six months of this year, up 17,2 percent from the same period in 2016, today reported the Tourism Ministry. Positive Effects of Structural Reform in China Extolled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15762&SEO=positive-effects-of-structural-reform-in-china-extolled Beijing, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The structural reform on the offer side applied in China is having positive effects on economic growth, emphasize here official sources. New U.S. Strategy to Renegotiate NAFTA Studied in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15734&SEO=new-u.s.-strategy-to-renegotiate-nafta-studied-in-canada Ottawa, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Canadian ambassador in Washington, David MacNaughton, presents today before provincial Prime Ministers the strategy of U.S. president, Donald Trump, to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Venezuelan Non-Oil Exports Exceed 300 million USD in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15727&SEO=venezuelan-non-oil-exports-exceed-300-million-usd-in-2017 Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Over 300 million dollars in non-oil industrial exports of Venezuela were reported in the first half of the present year, 86 percent over the results of the same period of 2016. Climate Change Threatens Asia-Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15692&SEO=climate-change-threatens-asia-pacific Hanoi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) With a typhoon on the doorstep, a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was published here today that climate change could undermine the Asia-Pacific development. China's GDP Grows 6.9 Percent in First Half of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15684&SEO=chinas-gdp-grows-6.9-percent-in-first-half-of-2017 Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown about 6.9 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year, about 38.15 trillion yuan ($5.62 trillion USD), the National Bureau of Statistics reported today. Precious Metals Discovered in Indian Waters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15665&SEO=precious-metals-discovered-in-indian-waters New Delhi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A team of Indian scientists discovered millions of tons of precious metals and other minerals deep under the waters surrounding the peninsular area of this country, today announced the Geological Survey of India (GSI). India Aiming at $300bn Investment Target for Energy Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15648&SEO=india-aiming-at-300bn-investment-target-for-energy-program New Delhi, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) India wants to invest 300 billion USD over next decade to meet its surging oil and gas demand, as it needs to increase production of hydrocarbons, and then refine and transport them to households. China for Greater Cooperation with Central-Eastern European countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15643&SEO=china-for-greater-cooperation-with-central-eastern-european-countries Beijing, July 15 (Prensa Latina) China urged Central and Eastern European countries (ECW) to further expand cooperation within the framework of the Strip and Route Initiative, here today. We are Integrating Bolivia by Road Building, affirms Evo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15639&SEO=we-are-integrating-bolivia-by-road-building-affirms-evo La Paz, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales extolled the integration of Bolivia from East to West and from North to South through the construction of roads, when inaugurating today the two-way road San Roque-Huarinas in the La Paz Department. Treaty Provokes Agricultural Disaster in Mexico, Editorial Alert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15632&SEO=treaty-provokes-agricultural-disaster-in-mexico-editorial-alert Mexico, July 15 (Prensa Latina) The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) caused an agricultural disaster in Mexico, an editorial in the daily La Jornada warns. Trade Turnover Surges 26% between Russia, China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15620&SEO=trade-turnover-surges-26-between-russia-china Moscow, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Trade turnover between Russia and China surged 26% in the first half of 2017, reaching 39.78 billion USD before June, reported Russian Today (RT). US Activist Calls to Increase Pressure Against Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15608&SEO=us-activist-calls-to-increase-pressure-against-blockade-of-cuba New York, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Ike Nahem, coordinator of solidarity with Cuba in New York, has called today to increase pressure in the United States and the world against the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade to the island. FAO Warns of Worsening Food Crisis in East Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15595&SEO=fao-warns-of-worsening-food-crisis-in-east-africa Rome, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) alerted here today that for three consecutive years of drought in East Africa worsened the food crisis in that region. No Poor in Vietnamese Province Devastated by War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15589&SEO=no-poor-in-vietnamese-province-devastated-by-war Hanoi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The southern province of Binh Duong shed the ashes of a devastating war in the 60s and 70s and now it is the first and only Vietnamese territory without poor families. Most Venezuelans Demand Economic Laws for Private Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15577&SEO=most-venezuelans-demand-economic-laws-for-private-companies Caracas, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 80 percent of the Venezuelan population believe that the Government should establish clear economic regulations for private companies, said today Oscar Shemel, head of the Hinterlaces polling firm. Congo Deputy Prime Minister in Angola to Talk of Refugees Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15567&SEO=congo-deputy-prime-minister-in-angola-to-talk-of-refugees-situation Luanda, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, She Leonare Oshintudu, arrived in Angola today for a tripartite meeting on the situation of refugees in this country. Colombia Proposes Global Deal to Fix Coffee Harvest Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15558&SEO=colombia-proposes-global-deal-to-fix-coffee-harvest-price Bogota, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The first World Forum on Coffee, held the last two days in the Colombian city of Medellin, closed its sessions with a Bogota proposal to fix a global price on coffee harvests. A 6% Growth, a Huge Challenge for South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15539&SEO=a-6-growth-a-huge-challenge-for-south-africa Johannesburg, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) For South Africa to achieve a 6% growth the government will have to make ''extraordinary bold decisions'' to be able to change the economy, believes Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Cuba Encourages Young Students in Beekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15526&SEO=cuba-encourages-young-students-in-beekeeping Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) A national exhibition on beekeeping, made by activity groups, was opened here seeking to foster primary and high school students to approach that profession. Demand to Investigate Salvadoran Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15507&SEO=demand-to-investigate-salvadoran-banks San Salvador, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The financial enties involved in the privatization of the Salvadoran banks at the end of the 20th Century were summoned to reveal all the documents hidden in the traumatic process. Former BSI Banker Yeo Jiawei Sentenced to Additional Jail Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15499&SEO=former-bsi-banker-yeo-jiawei-sentenced-to-additional-jail-time Singapur, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A Singapore court jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for four and a half years today for money laundering and cheating in a case linked to an investigation involving the Malaysian fund 1MDB. Mexico Discovers Important Oil Reserve in Gulf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15490&SEO=mexico-discovers-important-oil-reserve-in-gulf Mexico, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The oil company Sierra Oil and Gas announced the discovery of an oil field in the coast of southeastern Mexico, whose reserves are estimated between 1.4 billion and 2 billion barrels, was released today. Bolivian Central Bank Reports International Reserves Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15467&SEO=bolivian-central-bank-reports-international-reserves-increase La Paz, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Central Bank (BCB) reported today that the country''s international net reserves (RIN) increased from $10.081 billion USD to $10.306 billion USD in the first half opf this year. World Major Economies Grow Steadily, OECD Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15418&SEO=world-major-economies-grow-steadily-oecd-says Paris, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) noted that the growth of the main world economies is tending to stable expansion. South Africa Joins Multi-National Free Trade Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15383&SEO=south-africa-joins-multi-national-free-trade-area Pretoria, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has become the 19th country to sign an agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) designed to foster regional development and integration. France Plans to Close About 17 Nuclear Reactors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15374&SEO=france-plans-to-close-about-17-nuclear-reactors Paris, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The French government announced today the closure of up to 17 nuclear reactors in order to comply with an energy transition law, announced today the French Minister for Ecological Transition, Nicolas Hulot. Turkey Hosts 22nd World Petroleum Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15360&SEO=turkey-hosts-22nd-world-petroleum-congress Istanbul, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Under the theme ''Bridges to Our Energy Future'', the 22nd World Petroleum Congress began today its working sessions, in which about 50 Energy ministers and high representatives of companies in the sector will be involved. India reaches Foreign Exchange Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15348&SEO=india-reaches-foreign-exchange-record New Delhi, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) India''s foreign exchange reserves reached a historic record at the end of last week, surpassing 386.540 million dollars, four billion more than the previous period, official sources reported today. G20 Agrees on Free Trade and Condemns Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15330&SEO=g20-agrees-on-free-trade-and-condemns-protectionism Hamburg, Germany, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Group of Twenty (G20) today supported free trade and condemned protectionism, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of the summit of the world''s most industrialized and emerging economies. Evo Urges G20 to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons and Walls against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15324&SEO=evo-urges-g20-to-eliminate-nuclear-weapons-and-walls-against-migrants La Paz, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today called on the member countries of the Group of 20 (G20) to eliminate the walls against migrants and nuclear weapons. European Union Warns US on Custom Duties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15283&SEO=european-union-warns-us-on-custom-duties Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned the United States on the possibility of taking countermeasures if President Donald Trump imposes custom duties on steel from the Old Continent. Microsoft To Dismiss Thousands of Workers in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15259&SEO=microsoft-to-dismiss-thousands-of-workers-in-the-world Washington, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Microsoft announced a global reshuffle of the company to boost its growth on the cloud, something that represents up to 3,000 workers dismissed in various places in the world. Fourteen Countries to Bolivian Fair in La Paz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15197&SEO=fourteen-countries-to-bolivian-fair-in-la-paz La Paz, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Exhibitors from 14 countries confirmed their participation in the 3rd edition of the fair called ''La Paz Expone (La Paz Exhibits) from July 14 to 23, as revealed by the Bolivian Economy Ministry''s Unit for Program and Project Coordination. Bolivia to Present Law for International Trade of Quinua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15194&SEO=bolivia-to-present-law-for-international-trade-of-quinua La Paz, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia prepares a bill of law for the international trade of the known as ''grain of gold'', which will be presented by the middle of this month in Geneva, informed the director of the Quinua International Center (CIQ), Edgar Soliz. Equatorial Guinea Seeks More efficient Diversification and Productio http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15192&SEO=equatorial-guinea-seeks-more-efficient-diversification-and-productio Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Seeking economic diversification and more efficient production are among the main actions in Equatorial Guinea, faced with the low oil prices, said today the minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang. EU and Japan Ready to Sign Free Trade Bilateral Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15190&SEO=eu-and-japan-ready-to-sign-free-trade-bilateral-agreement Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Japan reached a political agreement on key issues of the free trade agreement that the two parties have negotiated for four years, said today a spokesperson for EU. FAO Supports Rural Development in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15174&SEO=fao-supports-rural-development-in-colombia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Jose Graziano da Silva, general director of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) outlined here the significance of rural development for the peace process in Colombia. EU and Japan Sign Political Agreement on Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15170&SEO=eu-and-japan-sign-political-agreement-on-free-trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union and Japan signed a political agreement on the free trade treaty they are negotiating since 2013, said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom here Wednesday. European Union Wants Fair Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15162&SEO=european-union-wants-fair-trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has expressed today its desire to achieve a fair trade, ahead of the G-20 summit (more industrialized countries) scheduled for the following weekend. Uruguay, Vietnam to Increase Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15155&SEO=uruguay-vietnam-to-increase-bilateral-ties Montevideo, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The relationships of friendship, cooperation and mutual respect between Uruguay and Vietnam were highlighted here during the 2nd Meeting of the Bilateral Consultations Mechanism, an official source reported today. Caricom Shuns Interference and Defends Constitutionality of Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15152&SEO=caricom-shuns-interference-and-defends-constitutionality-of-venezuela Saint George''s, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) After the approval of a favorable pronouncement of defending non-foreign interference, the support to the State of Law and constitutionality in Venezuela, ends today the 38th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom). Production of Yerba Mate Declines in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15090&SEO=production-of-yerba-mate-declines-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The production of yerba mate fell by 20 percent between January and May in Argentina, something that would represent an increase in its prices, said today the media. Havana: The Spearhead of Cuban Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15067&SEO=havana-the-spearhead-of-cuban-tourism Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) In the growing spiral of Cuban tourism, the capital, Havana, is occupying a fundamental position, not only by official statements but also by the opinions, repeated by travellers coming from different parts of the world. United Kingdom to Abandon Common Fishing Policy after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15063&SEO=united-kingdom-to-abandon-common-fishing-policy-after-brexit London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom confirmed today it will abandon the Common Fishing Policy of the European Union after its withdrawal from the bloc, a sector valued in 893 million euros in 2015. Oil Prices Rise Before Fall in U.S. Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15059&SEO=oil-prices-rise-before-fall-in-u.s.-production London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The price of crude dawned today on the rise before the ralentization of fuel extraction in the United States, whose continuous increase torpedoed efforts of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to stabilize the market. Pemex with Millionaire Losses after Refinery Shutdown http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15050&SEO=pemex-with-millionaire-losses-after-refinery-shutdown Mexico, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) reported economic losses of 359 million pesos a day (about 20 million dollars), due to the shutdown of the Salina Santa Cruz refinery in Oaxaca, it was known here today. Angola has One Billion Karats in Diamond Reserves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15022&SEO=angola-has-one-billion-karats-in-diamond-reserves Luanda, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Angola has diamond reserves for one billion karats , according to the advances of a geological research carried out over the last five years with Russian support. World Trade Organization Alerts Rise in Restrictions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15013&SEO=world-trade-organization-alerts-rise-in-restrictions Geneva, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) registered today 42 new restrictive measures to exchange of goods and services applied by G20 economies from the middle of October to May. A report of that organization indicates that figure supposes a slight rise compared to 2016. Cargo Transportation Is Fundamental in Cuba's Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14983&SEO=cargo-transportation-is-fundamental-in-cubas-economy Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) An article published in Granma newspaper today says that cargo transportation is fundamental for the development of Cuba''s economy. Pacific Alliance Summit closes in Colombia at Presidential Level http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14973&SEO=pacific-alliance-summit-closes-in-colombia-at-presidential-level Cali, Colombia, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The 12th Summit Conference of the Pacific Alliance closes today attended by its four heads of State of Chile, Mexico, Peru and the hosting nation, who arrived on Thursday to this Colombian city. About 23 Countries to Participate in Damascus International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14962&SEO=about-23-countries-to-participate-in-damascus-international-fair Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis, confirmed that about 23 countries have ratified their presence in the 59th edition of the Damascus International Fair scheduled for August 16-27, media reports said. Diversification-2017, Perfect Setting for Business Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14892&SEO=diversification-2017-perfect-setting-for-business-exchange Havana, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The 14th Congress on Sugar and By-Products, Diversification-2017, is termed as the ideal setting for Cuban and foreign companies to expand their business, such as ESAZUCAR. Tourist Arrivals in Cuba Grow 22% in First Half of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14875&SEO=tourist-arrivals-in-cuba-grow-22-in-first-half-of-2017 Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of foreign visitors to Cuba reportedly grew 22 percent this year, which means an increase in interest on this island. China Applies Strategy to Respond to Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14863&SEO=china-applies-strategy-to-respond-to-cyber-attacks Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) China approved a plan aimed at improving the management of cyber security incidents, in order to avoid and reduce damages, protect public interest and safeguard national security and social order, underlined the source here today. Cuba Hosts China-Latin America Seminar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14843&SEO=cuba-hosts-china-latin-america-seminar Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Contributing to the fight against climate change through the innovation in clean energy and technology transfer, the China-Latin America Seminar is being held here today, with the participation of Cuba, Brazil, Peru and that Asian country. Bolivia will Export Energy to Argentina as of 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14834&SEO=bolivia-will-export-energy-to-argentina-as-of-2018 La Paz, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government plans to start exporting electric energy to Argentina by the middle of 2018, once the terms of negotiation are agreed between both nations. South Korea and and South America Boost Industrial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14829&SEO=south-korea-and-and-south-america-boost-industrial-cooperation Seoul, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea and Latin America will hold from June 28-30 an economic forum, especially focused on extending industrial cooperation, the Foreign ministry and the International Trade Association announced today. Keep Boosting Chinese Economy, Goal of Xi's Europe Trip http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14827&SEO=keep-boosting-chinese-economy-goal-of-xis-europe-trip Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping will embark next Monday on an European tour to Russia and Germany before attending the G-20 Summit in Hamburg with the aim to boosting free trade and open economies with an inclusive vision. China Defends Economic Globalization for Inclusive Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14800&SEO=china-defends-economic-globalization-for-inclusive-growth Beijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday called on all countries to defend economic globalization unconditionally to achieve inclusive growth. Rwanda President Challenges US Commercial Reprisals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14798&SEO=rwanda-president-challenges-us-commercial-reprisals Kigaki, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Rwandan President Paul Kagame reiterated today that his country will stop importing second hand clothes from the United States, despite commercial reprisals from that country''s authorities. Varadero Gourmet Begins, a Festival That Highlights Tourism in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14795&SEO=varadero-gourmet-begins-a-festival-that-highlights-tourism-in-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With the beginning today in this resort of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, the tourism authorities in this island intend to emphasize their aspiration to increase the quality of services. Syria to Produce More than 2 Million Tons of Wheat this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14779&SEO=syria-to-produce-more-than-2-million-tons-of-wheat-this-year Damascus, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ahmed Qadri said today that Syria will produce two million tons of wheat this year, according to media reports in Damascus. Sugar Cane Production is More than Just Making Sugar: ISO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14777&SEO=sugar-cane-production-is-more-than-just-making-sugar-iso Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The days when sugar cane was only used to produce sugar are being left behind in the world, declared Executive Director of the International Sugar Organization (OIA), José Orive. Thousands Undocumented Ethiopians Return From Saudi Arabia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14721&SEO=thousands-undocumented-ethiopians-return-from-saudi-arabia Addis Ababa, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A first wave of Ethiopian nationals who resided as undocumented in Saudi Arabia returned to the country before overcoming the amnesty granted by the authorities of the kingdom, official media reported today. Syrian Gas Production Exceeds 10 Million Cubic Meters Daily http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14706&SEO=syrian-gas-production-exceeds-10-million-cubic-meters-daily Damascus, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Syria is producing more than 10 million cubic meters of gas per day, which reinforces the operation of the power generation plants, according to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. Companies from 11 Countries to Participate in Cuban Sugar Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14693&SEO=companies-from-11-countries-to-participate-in-cuban-sugar-fair Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Companies from 11 countries will exhibit their products and services this week at Pabexpo fairgrounds, in this capital, where about 25 lectures will be given as part of the 14th Congress on Sugar and Byproducts that will open on Monday. U.S. Company of only One Cruiser starts Traveling to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14668&SEO=u.s.-company-of-only-one-cruiser-starts-traveling-to-cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The small U.S. company Victory Cruise Lines of only one ship received the approval to navigate to Cuba, to the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santiago and María La Gorda, informed today a digital source. Three Day Strike Causes LIAT to Lose Millions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14647&SEO=three-day-strike-causes-liat-to-lose-millions Saint John, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) LIAT 1974 Limited has quantified the value of the mass cancellation in bookings and the other expenses it incurred following a strike by its pilots as being in the region of EC $7 million or US 2,5. Millions in Losses Due to Electronic Fraud in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14642&SEO=millions-in-losses-due-to-electronic-fraud-in-panama Panama, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Losses stem from electronic fraud in Panama as a result of the cloning of credit and debit cards, among other crimes, has now reached nearly $3 million USD. Air France Celebrates 19 Years Flying to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14632&SEO=air-france-celebrates-19-years-flying-to-cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Air France has celebrated 19 years of flying to Cuba in a time of booming island tourism, which closed 2016 with more than four million foreign visitors. Saint Lucia Will Shortly Build First Solar Park http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14622&SEO=saint-lucia-will-shortly-build-first-solar-park Castries, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The construction of the first photovoltaic park in Saint Lucia will start in September, and will generate electricity in the summer of 2018, announced Stephenson King, Minister of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour Thursday. India Doubles Number of Tourists in a Decade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14571&SEO=india-doubles-number-of-tourists-in-a-decade New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) India doubled the arrival of foreign tourists in a decade from 4,44 million in 2006 to 8,78 million last year, today revealed a sector ministry statement. Cuban Pig Production Keeps Rising Despite Difficulties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14520&SEO=cuban-pig-production-keeps-rising-despite-difficulties Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Despite the economic difficulties Cuba is facing, the pork production is on an upward trend and is expected to reach a record figure of 200,000 tons this year, an official source said today. Canada New Coin Glows in the Dark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14493&SEO=canada-new-coin-glows-in-the-dark Ottawa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s new glow-in-the-dark, two-dollar coin sure does glitter. South African Airways Assures Will Pay Debt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14488&SEO=south-african-airways-assures-will-pay-debt Pretoria, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) South African Airways (SAA) said Tuesday it is optimistic it will be able to meet its debt obligations amounting to 688,446,321 USD by the end of June, SA News reported. BRICS Group asks for Macroeconomic Policy Coordination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14475&SEO=brics-group-asks-for-macroeconomic-policy-coordination Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of Finance and governors of the Central Banks of the Brics Group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Afrioa) boost today the coordination of their macroeconomic policies, assured Chinese minister of Finance, Xiao Jie. Chinese Businesspeople Explore Ethiopian Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14466&SEO=chinese-businesspeople-explore-ethiopian-potential Addis Ababa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Executive officers of 70 Chinese companies are currently exploring new business opportunities in Ethiopia, in areas such as information and communication technologies (ICT). Companies from Malaysia and Ecuador Awarded Oil Contract by Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14461&SEO=companies-from-malaysia-and-ecuador-awarded-oil-contract-by-mexico Mexico, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Government awarded a second oil contract, out of 15 included in the First Lease of the 2nd Round of the Energy Reform, to foreign companies. Mining Entrepreneurs in Legal Battle Against S.A. Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14448&SEO=mining-entrepreneurs-in-legal-battle-against-s.a.-government Pretoria, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African government gets ready for a judicial battle against powerful Mining Chamber of South Africa, which rejects the recently published Mining Chart of 2017, that among other purposes, wants to increase the number of black owners in the sector of mining. Exports of Bolivian Quinoa Generates Millions in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14440&SEO=exports-of-bolivian-quinoa-generates-millions-in-profits La Paz, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Exports of Bolivian Quinoa have reported today revenues higher to $16 million USD, profits generated between January and March this year by selling 6,672 tons of the cereal. Baracoa, Attractive Scenery for Cuban Adventure Travel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14437&SEO=baracoa-attractive-scenery-for-cuban-adventure-travel Baracoa, Cuba, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The eastern Cuban city of Baracoa draws today the attention of travelers who come to this island with the intention of spending holidays related to nature and adventure. Coal Unions Postpone Strike in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14416&SEO=coal-unions-postpone-strike-in-india New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) After a meeting with the Indian authorities, coal unions postponed a three-day strike that should begin today in protest of pension and wages policies. More Than 168 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14403&SEO=more-than-168-million-children-are-victims-of-child-labor-ilo-says La Habana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. Separatist Demostrations Escalate in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14394&SEO=separatist-demostrations-escalate-in-india New Delhi,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The separatists demostrations in the north of Bengala continue today after riotings and the death of 3 persons among the protesters and the police. India Tops the List of Main Remittances Recipients in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14372&SEO=india-tops-the-list-of-main-remittances-recipients-in-2016 New Delhi, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) With 62.7 billion dollars India is at the top of the list of countries who received with more remittances last years, noted a report spread in this capital. China, Brazil Prepare for Next BRICS Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14350&SEO=china-brazil-prepare-for-next-brics-summit Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira agreed to work on preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Central Bank of Cuba Puts New Currency in Circulation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14324&SEO=central-bank-of-cuba-puts-new-currency-in-circulation Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Cuba announced today that it will gradually put into circulation a new metallic coin worth 5 Cuban pesos from July 3. Asian Bank AIIB Approves First Capital Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14320&SEO=asian-bank-aiib-approves-first-capital-investment Seoul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved its first capital investment of $150 million USD to attract private capital for development projects in India. Cuban Hotels Work for a Sustainable Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14300&SEO=cuban-hotels-work-for-a-sustainable-tourism Ciego de Avila, Cuba (Prensa Latina) A group of hotels in the Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey have achieved good results in meeting environmental standards aimed at achieving sustainable tourism. Computer Problem Costs Millions to British Airways http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14289&SEO=computer-problem-costs-millions-to-british-airways London, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) IAG consortium CEO Willie Walsh said today that a computer breakdown will cost British Airways 80 million pounds (92 million euros). The West Has Always Sought to Contain Russia With Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14280&SEO=the-west-has-always-sought-to-contain-russia-with-sanctions Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia has always been under pressure of sanctions from abroad to halt its development, even before the triumph of the Socialist October Revolution, pointed out today president Vladimir Putin. Iran Exports more Food to Qatar amid Crisis in Persian Gulf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14278&SEO=iran-exports-more-food-to-qatar-amid-crisis-in-persian-gulf Tehran, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Iran sent more food to Qatar today after exporting three tons of fresh fish and 180 tons of fruit and vegetables to alleviate shortages suffered by the emirate over the boycott of three Persian Gulf countries. Peru to Sign Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14241&SEO=peru-to-sign-free-trade-agreement-with-australia-and-india Lima, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Peru adjusts its views ahead of the start of negotiations to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India in the near future, officials announced today. Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel Preferred by Canadians and Europeans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14229&SEO=pullman-cayo-coco-hotel-preferred-by-canadians-and-europeans Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Pullman Cayo Coco Hotel located in the north of Ciego de Avila, one of the central provinces of the island of Cuba, is now in the preference of Canadian and European tourists, with a high occupation percent. More US Travelers Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14224&SEO=more-us-travelers-visit-cuba Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI) has reported today that about 284,565 Americans visited Cuba until late May this year, making it the same amount of those who came in 2016. Pakistani Trade Deficit Reaches Record High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14205&SEO=pakistani-trade-deficit-reaches-record-high Islamabad, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s trade deficit increased by 42 percent year-on-year when reaching a 29,9-billion-dollard record in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (July-May), today reported the National Bureau of Statistics. Bolivia to Regulate Gold Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14200&SEO=bolivia-to-regulate-gold-market La Paz, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Mining Ministry Cesar Navarro said that in the coming months he will present a comprehensive plan to regulate and oversee the purchase of gold in the country. Increase in Oil Demand to Help Market Balance, According to OPEC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14160&SEO=increase-in-oil-demand-to-help-market-balance-according-to-opec London, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The increase of 2.1 percent in crude oil demand will favor a rebalancing of the market, but in the second half of 2017, a pace slower than expected, OPEC reported today. France Demands End of US Subsidies to Boeing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14154&SEO=france-demands-end-of-us-subsidies-to-boeing Paris, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) France today demanded the end of the subsidies granted by the United States to the aeronautical company Boeing, considering that they are an obstacle to the rules of fair trade. Lack of African Economic Success to Increase Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14152&SEO=lack-of-african-economic-success-to-increase-migration Berlin, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Bundesbank (German Central Bank) President Jens Weidmann warned here today that the lack of African economic success will increase the migratory pressure on Europe. Iran Confirms: Qatar Crisis is Result of Riyadh Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14149&SEO=iran-confirms-qatar-crisis-is-result-of-riyadh-summit Tehran, Jun 13 (prensa Latina) Iran reiterated today that the crisis of several Arab countries with Qatar is a consequence of the Riyadh summit organized by Saudi Arabia with the United States, whose government blamed for destabilizing the region. Cuban Resort Expects 1, 5 Million Foreign Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14141&SEO=cuban-resort-expects-1-5-million-foreign-tourists-in-2017 Matanzas, Cuba, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Cuban resort, Varadero, plans the arrival of million and a half of foreign tourists for 2017, forecast Ivis Fernandez, delegate of the Toruism Ministry (Mintur) in the province of Matanzas, where the famous destination is located. Canada: Businessmen, Politicians Attend Montreal Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14095&SEO=canada-businessmen-politicians-attend-montreal-conference Ottawa, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The twenty-third edition of the Montreal Conference will begin today in that Canadian city with the presence of about 4,000 representatives of governments, civil society and the private sector of a dozen countries. Germany Conditions Economic Aid to Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14092&SEO=germany-conditions-economic-aid-to-africa Berlin, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The German government is holding a cooperation conference with Africa in this capital, in which it makes its economic aid to that continent conditional on political commitments. India Boosts Steel Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14075&SEO=india-boosts-steel-production New Delhi, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) India will increase its steel production in 8.9 percent annually as average over the next five years going from 88.4 million metric tons in 2017 to 128.6 million metric tons in 2021, revealed a research today. French Development Agency to Finance Solar Plant in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14059&SEO=french-development-agency-to-finance-solar-plant-in-bolivia La Paz, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The French Development Agency (AFD) will finance with more than 12.8 million dollars the construction of a solar power plant in the Bolivian department of Oruro, the Ministry of Planning and Development confirmed. General Motors Ordered to Respect Labor Rights in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14053&SEO=general-motors-ordered-to-respect-labor-rights-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Hall of the Supreme Court of Venezuela ordered the U.S. company General Motors to respect the workers'' right during the embargo imposed on April 14. BRICS Media in Search of Shared Future Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13986&SEO=brics-media-in-search-of-shared-future-opportunities Beijing, June 9 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) media are betting on opportunities for a shared future in order to advance as a bloc in the balance and agreement of international criteria. Bolivia and Uruguay Strengthen Customs Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13983&SEO=bolivia-and-uruguay-strengthen-customs-cooperation La Paz, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Governments of Bolivia and Uruguay will strengthen ties with a customs cooperation agreement to be in force on June 15th. WTO Advocates Greater Trade Contribution to Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13971&SEO=wto-advocates-greater-trade-contribution-to-development Geneva, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, called today for trade to contribute more to creating jobs and supporting growth and development. Cuba: Luxury Hotel Marks a New Stage in Tourist Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13952&SEO=cuba-luxury-hotel-marks-a-new-stage-in-tourist-development Havana, June 8 (Prensa Latina) The opening of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski Havana marks a new stage in Cuba''s tourism development, highlighted the minister of the industry (MINTUR), Manuel Marrero. EC Proposes European Defense Fund http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13916&SEO=ec-proposes-european-defense-fund Brussels, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) proposed today an European Defense Fund aimed at coordinating investment with view to spend it in research, development of prototypes and purchase of equipment and military technology. Cuban Tourism Minister Highlights Expedia Inc. Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13900&SEO=cuban-tourism-minister-highlights-expedia-inc.-work Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero highlighted today the important space for the commercialization of this recreational destination separated by the platforms of North American company Expedia Incorporated. Cuban Tourist Group to Widen Hotel Net in Varadero Beach http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13880&SEO=cuban-tourist-group-to-widen-hotel-net-in-varadero-beach Varadero, Cuba, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourist group GAVIOTA will widen its hotel net in Varadero Beach -the biggest resort of Cuba- now with 14 installations and almost 9,600 rooms with high quality. Cuba to Hold International Symposium on Beekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13825&SEO=cuba-to-hold-international-symposium-on-beekeeping Havana, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The search for solutions to the production concrete problems is one of the objectives of a global symposium on beekeeping that will be held next week here, one of its organizers reported today. China Pardons Part of Angolan Debt and Opens Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13818&SEO=china-pardons-part-of-angolan-debt-and-opens-bank Luanda, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) China pardoned today a part of the Angolan debt and opened here a bank division, as part of the visit of the adviser of State of the State Council of this Asian country, Wang Yong. Nepal and China Sign Agreement on Hydroelectric Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13810&SEO=nepal-and-china-sign-agreement-on-hydroelectric-station Kathmandu, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Nepal and China signed an agreement today to develop the most important national project for a hydroelectric station, which will generate 1,200 megawatts and will be erected in the central area of the country. UN Demands Political Will to Protect Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13800&SEO=un-demands-political-will-to-protect-oceans United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Presidents attending the UN Conference on Oceans, Fuji Prime Minister, Josaia Vorege Bainimarama and Swedish minister Isabella Lovin will call today for political will to protect and ensure sustainable management of the seas. Middle East Political Uncertainty Weighs on Oil Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13792&SEO=middle-east-political-uncertainty-weighs-on-oil-price London, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Oil price fell today in the face of the uncertainty generated by the rupture of relations between Qatar and other Arab states, which could torpedo the OPEC agreement to limit crude oil production. Russia without Isolation and Open to the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13759&SEO=russia-without-isolation-and-open-to-the-world By Antonio Rondón García Moscow, June 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia is now free of isolation and open to the world, after signing deals for almost 1 trillion rubles (17.639 billion dollars) at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg. Asia's Largest Cruise Ship Starts Maiden Voyage in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13753&SEO=asias-largest-cruise-ship-starts-maiden-voyage-in-china Beijing, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Joy, the largest cruise ship in Asia, built mainly for the Chinese market, started its maiden voyage in the eastern city of Qingdao. Canada, Vietnam Trade Exchange Grows http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13746&SEO=canada-vietnam-trade-exchange-grows Ottawa, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Comercial exchange between Canada and Vietnam amounted to $ 70 million in the first quarter of 2017, representing a significant increase compared to the same period last year. Over 250 Billion Rubles of Contracts Signed at Russian Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13735&SEO=over-250-billion-rubles-of-contracts-signed-at-russian-forum Saint Petersburg, Russia, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The 21st International Economic Forum of Saint Petersburg ended today, with the signing of contracts for 250 billion Russian rubles (4.409 billion dollars) and the participation of 130 countries. Stable China-EU Relations Built on Consensus on Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13729&SEO=stable-china-eu-relations-built-on-consensus-on-global-issues Beijing,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Stable relations between China and the European Union (EU) are built on consensus on a wide range of global issues including globalization and free trade, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in Brussels today while attending the 19th China-EU leaders'' meeting. United Kingdom Disappointed with Trump Decision on Climate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13698&SEO=united-kingdom-disappointed-with-trump-decision-on-climate London, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The British Prime Minister, Theresa May told US President Donald Trump her disappointment for the withdrawal of that country from the Paris Accord on Climate Change, reported today a government spokesperson. Putin Proposes Youth Economic Forum in St. Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13696&SEO=putin-proposes-youth-economic-forum-in-st.-petersburg St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has proposed today to hold a youth economic forum in St. Petersburg, as he considered that the new generations are in charge of building the future. Cuban Tourism Committed to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13660&SEO=cuban-tourism-committed-to-economic-and-social-development Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourism works to contribute to the national economic and social development through a broad investment process and the improvement of services. Unemployment Figures, Band Numbers for South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13654&SEO=unemployment-figures-band-numbers-for-south-africa Pretoria, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s unemployment rate rose to 27.7% in the first quarter of 2017, the highest increase since September 2003, Statistics South Africa reported on Thursday. Cuban Revolutionary Urges to Preserve Agostinho Neto's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13653&SEO=cuban-revolutionary-urges-to-preserve-agostinho-netos-legacy Luanda, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) President of the Cuba-Africa Friendship Association, Victor Dreke, urged today to preserve the legacy of the first Angolan president, Antonio Agostinho Neto, and what has been done during the 41 years of independence. Renewable Energies, Cuba and the Caribbean Main Objective http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13643&SEO=renewable-energies-cuba-and-the-caribbean-main-objective Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Energy Saving and Energy Education, CIER 2017, continues today its work with an agenda in which Cuba and the Caribbean are the main objective. Jardines del Rey Tourist Resort: Conditions for Summer Getting Ready http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13602&SEO=jardines-del-rey-tourist-resort-conditions-for-summer-getting-ready Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tourist destination Jardines del Rey (northern coastline of Ciego de Avila) is adjusting conditions in its tourist installations for the summer season, when the demand of the national market starts growing. Successful Debut in Kenya of Railway Built by China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13584&SEO=successful-debut-in-kenya-of-railway-built-by-china Nairobi, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A lavish ceremony heads by president, Uhuru Kenyatta, began today the prince of the railway between this capital and Mombasa port, which project saves resources and increase this African country''s economy. Turkey Closes Traffic on the Bosphorus Due to a Pipeline Proyect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13582&SEO=turkey-closes-traffic-on-the-bosphorus-due-to-a-pipeline-proyect Istanbul, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities closed the sea traffic in the Bosphorus Strait today due to the passage of the Pioneering Spirit, the largest vessel in the world, which will be used in a pipeline construction, Dogan news agency reported. Inequality Declines, but not Enough for Development in LatAm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13568&SEO=inequality-declines-but-not-enough-for-development-in-latam Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Levels of inequality have declined in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2008 and 2015, but the figure is insufficient to achieve sustainable development, concludes a specialized report. Europe: Budget Uncertainty Surrounds EU after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13559&SEO=europe-budget-uncertainty-surrounds-eu-after-brexit Brussels, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The consequences of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, known as the Brexit, for future budget and pluri-annual accounts are still unknown, recognized EU Budget Commissioner Gunther Oettinger here Wednesday. FAO: Increase Food Production without Damaging the Environment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13543&SEO=fao-increase-food-production-without-damaging-the-environment Brussels,May 30 (Prensa Latina) ''To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and food systems, including by supporting smallholders and family farmers, reducing pesticide and chemical use, and improving land conservation practices'', FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today addressing European lawmakers. Jamaica Demands More Resources for Development of Caribbean Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13536&SEO=jamaica-demands-more-resources-for-development-of-caribbean-tourism Kingston, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett urged the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to increase funding to boost the sector''s growth in the region, reported today The Gleaner newspaper. World Tourism Organization Highlights El Salvador Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13528&SEO=world-tourism-organization-highlights-el-salvador-potential San Salvador, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), confirmed today that Latin America represents the future of this sector, and highlighted the potential of El Salvador. More than 40 Countries to Brazil Investment Forum 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13516&SEO=more-than-40-countries-to-brazil-investment-forum-2017 Brasilia, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from more than 40 countries and 22 economic sectors confirmed their participation in the Brazil Investment Forum 2017 (FIB), which opens its doors today in the populous city of Sao Paulo. Cuba to Increase Areas to Grow Tobacco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13511&SEO=cuba-to-increase-areas-to-grow-tobacco Pinar del Río, Cuba, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, identified in the world as a tobacco mecca, will increase by almost 2,000 the areas dedicated to this crop, confirmed sources of Tabacuba business group. Representatives from Venezuela, South Africa Discuss Mining Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13503&SEO=representatives-from-venezuela-south-africa-discuss-mining-projects Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Venezuela and South Africa are meeting today in this capital to make strategic alliances in the mining sector and in particular in projects related to diamond mining. Bilateral Trade an Important Issue in Vietnam-US Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13482&SEO=bilateral-trade-an-important-issue-in-vietnam-us-ties Hanoi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Trade between Vietnam and the United States has maintained an average annual growth rate of nearly 20 percent since 2001, according to figures released here on the official visit by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Washington today. Protests Damage Venezuelan Economy, Businesspeople Say http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13474&SEO=protests-damage-venezuelan-economy-businesspeople-say Caracas, May 29 (Prensa Latina) According to a survey published here today, 81.2 percent of Venezuelan businesspeople say that the protests organized by the extreme right-wing opposition will have negative consequences on the country. The Largest Oil Companies in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13456&SEO=the-largest-oil-companies-in-the-world London, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The British press has recently launched its guns to unravel the world''s largest oil companies amid debates over the exploitation of these fossil resources. Russian Company Interested in Bolivia Hydrocarbon Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13444&SEO=russian-company-interested-in-bolivia-hydrocarbon-areas La Paz, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian hydrocarbons minister Luis Sánchez reported that the Russian company Gazprom is interested in exploring two new hydrocarbon areas in Vitiacua (between Santa Cruz and Chuquisaca) and La Ceiba (Tarija) ) U.S. Senators Reintroduce Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13384&SEO=u.s.-senators-reintroduce-freedom-to-travel-to-cuba-act Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Two U.S. lawmakers, Jeff Flake (Republican) and Patric Leahy (Democrat), lead the bipartisan group of 54 senators who reintroduced the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act in the Senate. US Travel Agency Says Cuba Is a Growing Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13360&SEO=us-travel-agency-says-cuba-is-a-growing-destination Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) There is a growing interest in Cuba, a country that is generating good reviews and drawing the attention of travel agencies and tourists around the world as a destination. OPEC and Other Producers Agreed to Extend Production Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13359&SEO=opec-and-other-producers-agreed-to-extend-production-cuts Vienna, May 25 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and other oil-producing countries have agreed to extend the supply cut agreement for nine months until March 2018 in order to re-balance the market. Cruisers Sailing High in the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13342&SEO=cruisers-sailing-high-in-the-caribbean Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has reported that nearly 26 million travelers from around the world will enjoy a cruise ship trip this year according to recent estimates. Foreign Direct Investment Grows in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13327&SEO=foreign-direct-investment-grows-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign direct investment in Vietnam has grown by 41 percent in 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year, while South Korea is the main source of such resources; official figures released here state today. Businesspeople Doubt Sustainability of Eurozone, Says Survey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13316&SEO=businesspeople-doubt-sustainability-of-eurozone-says-survey London, May 25 (Prensa Latina) European businesspeople considered that the Eurozone might prevail in the coming years, said today a survey carried out by the company Mckinsey Global Institute to executives from six countries. Turkey Intervened 879 Companies since Failed Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13292&SEO=turkey-intervened-879-companies-since-failed-coup Ankara, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ankara reportedly confiscated or intervened a total of 879 companies, since the failed coup in July 2016, according to a report issued by local Tasarruf Meduvati Sigorta Fonu (TMSF, Savings Deposit Insurance Fund) Wednesday. Cuba:Camaguey Increases Charcoal Production for Export to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13290&SEO=cubacamaguey-increases-charcoal-production-for-export-to-usa Camaguey, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban eastern province of Camaguey has exported nearly 3,000 tons of charcoal, a share of it to the US market. Angola, Russia Joint Efforts to Produce Diamonds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13277&SEO=angola-russia-joint-efforts-to-produce-diamonds Luanda, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan diamond producing company Endiama and the Russian Alrosa have reportedly struck a deal to carry out feasibility studies at the Luaxe mine, Lunda Sur Province, to produce the precious stone. South Africa Committed to Cut Budget Deficit; Projects 3.8% http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13276&SEO=south-africa-committed-to-cut-budget-deficit-projects-3.8 Pretoria, May 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa projects a 3.8% budget deficit of GDP for the current fiscal year, 0,01% less that the estimated projection last February, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said when he tabled the National Treasury Budget Vote at the National Assembly. New Exchange Rate of Complementary Currencies in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13217&SEO=new-exchange-rate-of-complementary-currencies-in-venezuela Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The new phase of the exchange rate of Complementary Currencies (DICOM) will enter into force today, announced by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, last May 17. 14 Countries' Experts Debate in Cuba on Accounting, Finances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13197&SEO=14-countries-experts-debate-in-cuba-on-accounting-finances Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 experts from 14 countries participate in the XI International Meeting of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, which began here today to discuss issues of special relevance of economic sciences. Accounting Focuses on International Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13167&SEO=accounting-focuses-on-international-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance begins today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of about 400 experts, to share the best experiences in this area. South Africa number one recipient of Foreign Investment in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13159&SEO=south-africa-number-one-recipient-of-foreign-investment-in-africa Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) - South Africa continues to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the African continent, with an increase of 6.9% in 2016, Brand South Africa reported on Monday. China-Russia Oil Pipeline Delivers 100 Million Tonnes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13138&SEO=china-russia-oil-pipeline-delivers-100-million-tonnes Beijing,May 21 (Prensa Latina) A China-Russia oil pipeline has transported 100 million tonnes of crude oil in the five years since it began operations, local customs said today. APEC Ministers Discuss Trade and Growth in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13133&SEO=apec-ministers-discuss-trade-and-growth-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The boost of an inclusive, innovator and sustainable growth, as well as the strengthening of competition in small and large companies are issues to be discussed during the meeting of ministers of trade in the forum of APEC, opened today here. G20 Ministers in Favor of Female Employment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13101&SEO=g20-ministers-in-favor-of-female-employment Berlin, May 19 (Prensa Latina) G20 labor ministers have committed themselves today in favor of female employment to improve occupation, reduce wage gap, guarantee suitable working conditions, cut youth unemployment and promote immigrants'' integration. After a stagnant 2016, South Africa Will Grow 1% this Year, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13099&SEO=after-a-stagnant-2016-south-africa-will-grow-1-this-year-imf-says Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Gross Domestic Product will grow 1% this year, following a stagnant 2016, according to a new forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Canadian FM to Visit Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13090&SEO=canadian-fm-to-visit-mexico-next-week Ottawa, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will visit Mexico next week to discuss the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of which the US is also a member, official sources said here. Cuba Encourages National and Foreign Investments in Mariel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13075&SEO=cuba-encourages-national-and-foreign-investments-in-mariel Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban enterprises will now be able to take more advantage from the opportunities for businesses in the Special Development Zone of Mariel (ZED) in the west of Cuba, said Ana Teresa Igarza, ZED general director Thursday. South Africa's Govt. Invests on Youth Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13057&SEO=south-africas-govt.-invests-on-youth-development Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government has allocated 32 million USD to the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to use it primarily on youth entrepreneurship and the National Youth Service Program, SA News reported. APEC Forum Addresses Financial Cooperation Priorities in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13049&SEO=apec-forum-addresses-financial-cooperation-priorities-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the APEC Forum analyze today the economic and financial prospects of Asia-Pacific at a meeting in the northern Vietnamese province of Ninh Binh, prior to a ministerial meeting in October. Cuba Implements Program to Increase Coffee Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13017&SEO=cuba-implements-program-to-increase-coffee-production Guantanamo, Cuba May 17 (Prensa Latina) Coffee production in Cuba is reportedly undergoing progressive growth thanks to the strategies implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI). Street Pots and Protest in Argentina Due to Food Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13009&SEO=street-pots-and-protest-in-argentina-due-to-food-emergency Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Argentines belonging to the social platform Barrios de Pie are protesting today in this capital and in the so-called Buenos Aires conurbation in protest of the urgent declaration of the food emergency at the national level. Congo Opens Major Oil Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12993&SEO=congo-opens-major-oil-project Brazzaville, May 17 (Prensa Latina) As part of its ongoing oil development strategy, Congo opened the Moho-North extraction oilfield, which is expected to pump some 140,000 barrels daily. Egypt Receives Oil Shipment from Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12947&SEO=egypt-receives-oil-shipment-from-iraq Cairo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has received today two million barrels of oil from Iraq, the first shipment of an agreement reached with the Iraqi state-owned oil company SOMO. Experts Make In-Depth Analysis of Cuba's Tourist Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12945&SEO=experts-make-in-depth-analysis-of-cubas-tourist-potential Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Experts in hotel business from all over the world are making an in-depth analysis of Cuba''s prospects in tourism, as part of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC), which will close here today. Canada Ready to renegotiate Trade Treaty with USA, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12939&SEO=canada-ready-to-renegotiate-trade-treaty-with-usa-mexico Ottawa, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is ready to face the announced renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States and Mexico, confirmed federal officials today. More Than 300,000 Families Live in Villas in Buenos Aires Suburbs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12905&SEO=more-than-300000-families-live-in-villas-in-buenos-aires-suburbs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A new report by the non-governmental organization Techo has shown that about 336,000 families are living in informal settlements and other 900 villas in the Buenos Aires suburbs. Mexico's Industrial Activity Is Still Stagnated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12879&SEO=mexicos-industrial-activity-is-still-stagnated Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Industrial activity, which accounts for less than one-third of the value of Mexico''s economy, remained stagnated in March, according to an official source. Chilean Foreign Minister Highlights 21st-Century Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12867&SEO=chilean-foreign-minister-highlights-21st-century-silk-road Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz stressed on Saturday that his country is projecting towards the future with its participation in the International Conference on Cooperaton of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held on Sunday and Monday in this capital. Vietnam Announces Initiative to Cooperate with Peru, Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12850&SEO=vietnam-announces-initiative-to-cooperate-with-peru-uruguay Hanoi, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has proposed to strengthen cooperation with Peru and Uruguay for which Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, approved the establishment of two subcommittees, according to reports today. Airbus Tests Its Largest Capacity Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12843&SEO=airbus-tests-its-largest-capacity-plane Paris, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Airbus Aerospace Construction Company has announced today in France that its largest-capacity A350-1000 aircraft, has mde its first long-haul flight with passengers, as part of the test phase. OPEC Predicts Increase of Supply to Non-Member Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12835&SEO=opec-predicts-increase-of-supply-to-non-member-countries Vienna, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) predicted today an increase in the supplies by crude oil producers to countries that are not members of the group during the current year. Bolivia's Productive Development Bank to Finance Employment Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12796&SEO=bolivias-productive-development-bank-to-finance-employment-plan La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister, Luis Arce, has informed that the country''s Productive Development Bank (BDP) and the external loans are ready today to finance the employment plan presented by President, Evo Morales. Ecuador Boosts Manufacture of Electric Buses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12790&SEO=ecuador-boosts-manufacture-of-electric-buses Quito, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has taken a new step today in its intention to boost the use of electric vehicles, after signing an agreement with Chinese BYD Co. to establish a bus production plant with this technology. 29 World Leaders to Attend China's Belt and Road Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12788&SEO=29-world-leaders-to-attend-chinas-belt-and-road-forum Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Some 29 Heads of State and Government and other high-ranking officials are attending the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China, announced today Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang. Over Half of Canadians Face Up Problems to Pay Bills http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12783&SEO=over-half-of-canadians-face-up-problems-to-pay-bills Ottawa, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than half of Canadians are currently living within $200 per month of not being able to pay all their bills and or meet their debts obligations, according to a recent Ipsos survey. Angola, Russian Companies Evaluate More Investments in Diamond Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12750&SEO=angola-russian-companies-evaluate-more-investments-in-diamond-sector Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s National Diamond Company (ENDIAMA) and Russia''s Alrosa are evaluating the possibility of studies for additional investments in the exploration of kimberlites in the African country. Bolivia's Oil Workers to Receive Wage Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12737&SEO=bolivias-oil-workers-to-receive-wage-increase La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Workers at the state-owned Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) will receive a wage increase of seven percent to their basic salary this year, Economy Minister Luis Arce said today. Bolivia Schedules Increase of Energy Export to Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12775&SEO=bolivia-schedules-increase-of-energy-export-to-argentina La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Energy Minister Rafael Alarcon reported Wednesday that the negotiations with Argentina for the export of 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of electric energy to that South American country, will be restarted at medium and long terms. China to Lead Global Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12722&SEO=china-to-lead-global-economic-growth-in-2017 Bangkok, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A third of world economic growth in 2017 will respond to the expansion of China´s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which will maintain its international leadership despite adjustments, the IMF stressed today. Catad'Or Santiago Praises Wines in Chile Once Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12700&SEO=catador-santiago-praises-wines-in-chile-once-again Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd edition of the Catad''Or Wine Awards will take place in this capital from July 3 to 10, with the novelty of this year''s award to the best wines of America. Senate to Probe Chevron Nigeria Over Alleged $4.9 Billion Tax Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12696&SEO=senate-to-probe-chevron-nigeria-over-alleged-4.9-billion-tax-fraud Abuja, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Senate today indicated its readiness to investigate an oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited over alleged fraud in the tune of $4,926,464,100.00 dollars. Asia-Pacific Leads Global Growth: IMF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12687&SEO=asia-pacific-leads-global-growth-imf Bangkok, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) informed today that the region Asia-Pacific will continue as leader of global growth and placed its expansion projection at 5.5 percent in 2017 and 5.4 in 2018. Evo Morales Presents Employment Plan for Several Sectors in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12682&SEO=evo-morales-presents-employment-plan-for-several-sectors-in-bolivia La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has announced today a national employment plan for urban infrastructure sectors, protection and rehabilitation of productive areas, youth labor insertion in private companies and the so-called seed fund. Chile Hopes to Exceed Six Million Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12673&SEO=chile-hopes-to-exceed-six-million-tourists-in-2017 Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Chile wants to overcome the imaginary barrier of the six million foreign tourists in 2017, a goal that seems tangible starting from the good results of the hospitality industry in this southern country. Mexican Business Confederation Demands Laws Against Insecurity, Impun http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12668&SEO=mexican-business-confederation-demands-laws-against-insecurity-impun México, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Business Confederation of Mexico (Coparmex) criticized that legislators delay the approval of laws against insecurity, corruption and impunity in the country. Bolivia to Host Second Regional Economic Development Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12636&SEO=bolivia-to-host-second-regional-economic-development-forum La Paz, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Second Regional Forum of Local Economic Development for Latin America and the Caribbean will take place in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba with the presentation of initiatives that promote regional sustainability, reported the national media today. PEMEX Cuts Reduced Resources for Pipelines Monitoring http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12621&SEO=pemex-cuts-reduced-resources-for-pipelines-monitoring Mexico, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Budgetary adjustments forced Mexican Oil (Petroleos Mexicanos or PEMEX) to cut resources and means for monitoring pipelines and other facilities, was released today. Vietnam Finalizes Details to Host APEC Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12586&SEO=vietnam-finalizes-details-to-host-apec-forum Hanoi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam finalizes details today to host from Tuesday a series of meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum as part of the work prior to the summit of its leaders scheduled for next November. China to Enhance Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan Under Belt and Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12574&SEO=china-to-enhance-cooperation-with-kyrgyzstan-under-belt-and-road Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that China stands ready to enhance practical cooperation with Kyrgyzstan under the Belt and Road Initiative. Cuban Economists Support Investment Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12526&SEO=cuban-economists-support-investment-program Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban economists are increasingly supporting today the investment program being implemented in this island, in feasibility studies done jointly with consulting firms. Vietnam Targets Annual Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12521&SEO=vietnam-targets-annual-economic-growth Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese authorities maintain the goal of economic growth of 6.7 percent for this year, after evaluating the positive performance of production and foreign trade in the first four months. Trade within Africa a Must, Urges SA Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12516&SEO=trade-within-africa-a-must-urges-sa-minister Pretoria, May 5 (Prensa Latina) As the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) draws to an end on Friday, South Africa''s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has suggested that African countries should, more than ever before, trade among themselves. Vietnam Will Work by Consensus on Future TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12515&SEO=vietnam-will-work-by-consensus-on-future-tpp Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam affirmed today it will work with other members of the Transpacific Agreement of Economic Cooperation (TPP) in order to achieve consensus on future orientations for the Pact, given the uncertainty after the withdrawal of the United States. Holguin, a Perfect Venue for FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12482&SEO=holguin-a-perfect-venue-for-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The main recreational fair not only in Cuba, but the entire Caribbean, FITCuba 2017, is taking place in the eastern city of Holguin, the island''s fourth travel sector. China: Top Investor and Job Creator in Africa in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12481&SEO=china-top-investor-and-job-creator-in-africa-in-2016 Abuja, May 4 (Prensa Latina) China''s direct investment in Africa in 2016 reportedly totaled $ 66.4 billion and created almost 131,000 jobs. Building Industry and Materials with Downward Trend in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12469&SEO=building-industry-and-materials-with-downward-trend-in-brazil Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Industrial production and trade of materials in construction continue to fall below the records achieved in the first quarter of last year, according to reports issued by specialized agencies published here today. World Economic Forum Kicks Off in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12448&SEO=world-economic-forum-kicks-off-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma welcomed hundreds of business leaders attending the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) in Durban, saying that South Africa will once again prove to the world that the country is capable of hosting any major event. China's Belt and Road Initiative Raises Interest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12440&SEO=chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-raises-interest Beijing, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Forum on International Cooperation of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held in this capital during the following days, is acknowledged by its benefits to all countries and has raised interest from several nations. Santos Announces Great Natural Gas Discovery in Caribbean Colombian http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12437&SEO=santos-announces-great-natural-gas-discovery-in-caribbean-colombian Bogota, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos has announced today the discovery of a large gas field in the Colombian Caribbean, considered the biggest finding of that kind in the last 28 years. Economic Forum Opens in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12417&SEO=economic-forum-opens-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) With inclusive growth as the main target in discussions world and African leaders and business executives opened in Durban, South Africa, the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa). Canada Seeks to Expand Trade with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12405&SEO=canada-seeks-to-expand-trade-with-mercosur Ottawa, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s Government is today debating the most essential issues for a free trade agreement with the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Hits Six-year High in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12393&SEO=eurozone-manufacturing-activity-hits-six-year-high-in-april London, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The manufacturing activity of the Eurozone rose in April at a fastest pace of six years, before a strong demand and despite rise of prices, published today the Information and Analysis Pollster Markit IHS. Evo Morales Confident in Recovering Bolivian Access to Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12385&SEO=evo-morales-confident-in-recovering-bolivian-access-to-pacific La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales is considering today that the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will favor Bolivia in its claim to recover the sovereign access to the sea, snatched by Chile in 1879. Colon Free Trade Zone Reports Notable Recovery in Early 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12367&SEO=colon-free-trade-zone-reports-notable-recovery-in-early-2017 Panama, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics for the first two months of 2017 show a 23.3-percent recovery in the Free Trade Zone of Colon (ZLC) in Panama, based on new commercial strategies, following four years of steady fall. Mexican Stockbreeders Apply Cuban Experience to Produce Forage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12344&SEO=mexican-stockbreeders-apply-cuban-experience-to-produce-forage Mexico, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The project of nutritional forests for the production of improved pastures acquired from Cuba is being successfully developed in Veracruz, Jesus Ortega, president of the Livestock Association of this Mexican state, said. South Africa Will Host Economic Forum on Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12322&SEO=south-africa-will-host-economic-forum-on-africa Pretoria Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa will host the 27th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which will take place next week, to focus on achieving inclusive growth in the continent. ASEAN Holds Summit in Philippines among Regional Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12310&SEO=asean-holds-summit-in-philippines-among-regional-challenges Manila, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 30th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) opened in Manila, the Philippines today with leaders of the 10 member nations looking to strengthen connectivity and promote the bloc as a global player. Trump Approves Resumption of Oil Drilling on US Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12280&SEO=trump-approves-resumption-of-oil-drilling-on-us-coasts Washington, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) President of the United States Donald Trump signed an executive order that undoes the restrictions ordered by former President Barack Obama for oil and natural gas drilling offshore. Nepal Set to Sign Agreement With China to Be Part of OBOR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12276&SEO=nepal-set-to-sign-agreement-with-china-to-be-part-of-obor Katmandú,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina)Nepal is set to sign an agreement with China to be part of the ''One Belt One Road Conference'' officials said today. Outgoing, Incoming Governments Begin Transition Process in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12258&SEO=outgoing-incoming-governments-begin-transition-process-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The outgoing and incoming government teams in Ecuador are starting meetings today for the transition process established by the president, Rafael Correa, to ensure an orderly and transparent power transfer. Brazil to Formally Join the Bolivian Initiative of Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12248&SEO=brazil-to-formally-join-the-bolivian-initiative-of-bioceanic-train La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will formally join the project of the Bioceanic Railroad Corridor of Integration by signing next May 18 an understanding memorandum with Bolivia, main driving force of that initiative. European Parliament Criticizes Steps by Expresident http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12232&SEO=european-parliament-criticizes-steps-by-expresident Brussels, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The plenary of the European Parliament criticized the steps by former president Martin Schulz during his mandate between 2012 until the beginnings of the present year. UN Expert to Analyze Financial Transparency in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12217&SEO=un-expert-to-analyze-financial-transparency-in-panama United Nations, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The independent expert of the United Nations on external debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, announced today a visit in May to Panama to evaluate the impact of the fiscal evasions by individuals and enterprises. Merkel Predicts Consequences in Case of Turkey-EU Rupture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12214&SEO=merkel-predicts-consequences-in-case-of-turkey-eu-rupture Berlin, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of the disastrous consequences of a hypothetical rupture in relations between the European Union (EU) and Turkey. First Stone for Bioelectrical Plant Construction to Be Placed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12213&SEO=first-stone-for-bioelectrical-plant-construction-to-be-placed Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The first stone for the construction of the ''Ciro Redondo'' bioelectric plant, in Ciego de Avila, will be symbolically placed today where this power plant will be built. Bank of Japan Raises Forecast of Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12203&SEO=bank-of-japan-raises-forecast-of-economic-growth Tokyo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan (BOJ) improved today its forecast of economic growth for this country and kept intact its monetary policy. Bolivia to Create Operative Group for Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12199&SEO=bolivia-to-create-operative-group-for-bioceanic-train Claudia Dupeiron Garcia Australia to Impose Gas Export Controls If Domestic Shortage Hits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12188&SEO=australia-to-impose-gas-export-controls-if-domestic-shortage-hits Canberra,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Turnbull government will impose export controls when there is a shortage of gas in the domestic market, acting on advice from the energy market operator and Australia''s competition watchdog. Mexico Hosts Latin, Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12167&SEO=mexico-hosts-latin-caribbean-forum-on-sustainable-development Mexico, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto is opening today the first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development, in which representatives of government and the civil society will participate. ECLAC: Bolivia to Lead Regional Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12157&SEO=eclac-bolivia-to-lead-regional-economic-growth La Paz, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) For the fourth consecutive year, Bolivia will lead the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South America in 2017, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projections published here today. Former Greek Minister of Finance Recognizes Ecuador's Economic Manage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12130&SEO=former-greek-minister-of-finance-recognizes-ecuadors-economic-manage Quito, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Greek Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis, who continues today his visit to Ecuador, highlighted the adequate management of national economyh and the policies of President Rafael Correa, who considered a reference worldwide. HostelCuba Fair to Open Activities for Tourism Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12111&SEO=hostelcuba-fair-to-open-activities-for-tourism-sector Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba fair begins its activities and exhibitions today, aimed to the country''s recreational industry and in which discussions will be held among professionals, investment forum and for the first time, a gastronomic forum. Cuban Port of Nuevitas Fosters Economic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12086&SEO=cuban-port-of-nuevitas-fosters-economic-development Camaguey, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An investment close to the 40 million dollars will allow the Cuban port of Nuevitas, Camaguey, Cuba, distant 70 kilometers from the provincial capital with the name of Camaguey, to become one of the ports with a biggest operational capacity in the island. The Coup Ghost Continues Wandering Around Brazil, Dilma Rousseff http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12073&SEO=the-coup-ghost-continues-wandering-around-brazil-dilma-rousseff Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The ghost of the coup continues wandering around Brazil, said former president Dilma Rousseff, who warned that reactionary forces could try to prevent an election victory of former president Inacio Lula da Silva. Trump's Fiscal Reform to be Announced Lacks Details http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12030&SEO=trumps-fiscal-reform-to-be-announced-lacks-details Washington, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) U.S.President Donald Trump will announce his promised fiscal reform next week, consisting in the big picture and priorities of his plans on tax code but without much detail, revealed news media this weekend. HostelCuba Fair to Exhibit Gastronomic Novelties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12005&SEO=hostelcuba-fair-to-exhibit-gastronomic-novelties Havana (Prensa Latina) The second edition of HostelCuba Fair will be attended by some 200 foreign companies, and will exhibit the Showcooking (a gastronomic novelty) for the first time in the country, according to the organizing committee. Agriculture Congress in Cuba Debates on Losses Reduction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11990&SEO=agriculture-congress-in-cuba-debates-on-losses-reduction Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 40 institutions of 15 countries continue today at the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture analyzing and evaluating how to avoid losses in the production chain. Global CEOs Call G-20 for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11987&SEO=global-ceos-call-g-20-for-greater-disclosure-of-climate-risks Geneva,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina)The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risks. Mexican Company in Nicaragua Explores Business Opportunities in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11958&SEO=mexican-company-in-nicaragua-explores-business-opportunities-in-cuba Managua, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican meet processing company SuKarne, leader to this sector in Central America, is currently exploring, from Nicaragua, opportunities for business with Cuba, source from the Cuban embassy in this country confirmed today. Russian Company Gazprom Interested in Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11957&SEO=russian-company-gazprom-interested-in-bolivian-gas La Paz, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez reported Wednesday that Russian company GAZPROM is now interested in signing agreements to widen its participation with Bolivia in gas exploration and transportation projects. Germany Refutes US Criticism for 2016 Surplus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11944&SEO=germany-refutes-us-criticism-for-2016-surplus Berlin, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s trade surplus in 2016 reached 252 million euros, to which the United States made strong criticisms refuted today by the country''s economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, in the newspaper Bild. Trade in the Foreground of Pence Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11931&SEO=trade-in-the-foreground-of-pence-tour Bangkok, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Amid expectations concerning Washington''s economic policies regarding protectionism, the attention of markets focuses today on this country and the visit of U.S. Vicepresident, Mike Pence. Experts from over 15 Countries Debate in Cuba on Urban Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11923&SEO=experts-from-over-15-countries-debate-in-cuba-on-urban-agriculture Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Experts from more than 40 institutions in 15 countries are taking part in the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture inaugurated in Cuba Wednesday, to exchange and debate on food security and sovereignty. World Bank Foresees Lat Am Economic Recovery in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11872&SEO=world-bank-foresees-lat-am-economic-recovery-in-2017 Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.5 percent in 2017, and 2.5 percent in 2018, putting an end to more than 5 years of economic stagnation, the World Bank has forecasted. Cuban Rums Explore Vitenamese Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11857&SEO=cuban-rums-explore-vitenamese-markets Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Tradition, history and culture, are some of the credentials by the products exhibited by Cuban company Cuba Ron S.A., to try to get access to the Vietnamese market, said Cuban specialist Ilia Maria Cardoso. South Africa's Finance Minister to Attend IMF Meeting in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11834&SEO=south-africas-finance-minister-to-attend-imf-meeting-in-u.s. Pretoria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is heading the South African delegation to the forthcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Spring Meetings in the U.S. New Actions for Greater Economic Ties Vietnam-Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11826&SEO=new-actions-for-greater-economic-ties-vietnam-cuba Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba agreed here today on actions focused on the exchange of information on business and trade opportunities, and greater knowledge of the respective business communities to increase economic relations. India Will Keep Growing Strong, says World Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11779&SEO=india-will-keep-growing-strong-says-world-bank New Delhi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Despite turbulences of international markets, Indian economy will grow 7.2 percent this year absd 7.7 percent the next, predicted the World Bank in a report published here today. Cuba, Iberostar's Main Destination in Latin American http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11772&SEO=cuba-iberostars-main-destination-in-latin-american Varadero, Cuba, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has become the first choice for operation in Latin America of the Spanish hotel group Iberostar, the chain''s representative on island, Mateo Cardentei, said during the opening of a new stablishment in the western resort of Varadero. Sri Lankan Prime Minister to Visit Vietnam to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11749&SEO=sri-lankan-prime-minister-to-visit-vietnam-to-strengthen-ties Hanoi, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will start an official visit to Vietnam on Monday to strengthen cooperation in several sectors, including trade and investment, it was reported here. Bank of Japan to Offer Brighter View of Economy, Exports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11726&SEO=bank-of-japan-to-offer-brighter-view-of-economy-exports Tokyo,Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a more upbeat view of the economy at this month''s rate review than it did last month, as robust exports and factory output support recovery in the world''s third-largest economy. Russia Confirms Attendance to Silk Route Forum in Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11721&SEO=russia-confirms-attendance-to-silk-route-forum-in-beijing Beijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that he will attend the First International Cooperation Forum on the Silk Road to be held in the capital next month, announced the government here Friday. Panama Tries to Save Bank Sanctioned by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11656&SEO=panama-tries-to-save-bank-sanctioned-by-usa Panama, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) In a last-minute attempt to save the closure of Balboa Bank, the Panamanian regulating institution extended today for 30 days the forced liquidation due to an extraterritorial sanction of the United States. Bachelet Launches Bold Proposal to Improve Pensions in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11654&SEO=bachelet-launches-bold-proposal-to-improve-pensions-in-chile Por By Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A bold proposal to improve pensions in Chile, one of the headaches of society at the moment, left the scene ready for debate in Congress and within social movements. Cuba Enhancing Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11641&SEO=cuba-enhancing-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) As recreational nautical activities in Cuba are attracting a growing number of foreign tourists, travel agencies are implementing more programs to meet the increasing demands of those who want to sail along Cuban waters, while the island''s nautical flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Mandate of Supreme Court Minister Exposes Coupists in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11620&SEO=mandate-of-supreme-court-minister-exposes-coupists-in-brazil Brasilia, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The authorization given by Minister of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) Edson Fachin to investigate 74 authorities with privileges leaves exposed today key figures of the parliamentary coup staged against Dilma Rousseff. Cuba Starts Preparing Next Tobacco Crop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11595&SEO=cuba-starts-preparing-next-tobacco-crop Pinar del Río, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The western province of Pinar del Rio starts today labors for the next tobacco campaign which will extend to 19 thousand hectares, according to the program to develop the crop. Lake Chad Basin:A Crisis Rooted in Hunger, Poverty and Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11571&SEO=lake-chad-basina-crisis-rooted-in-hunger-poverty-and-climate-change Rome,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure a lasting solution is to address these including through investments in sustainable agriculture, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said today. U.S. Extraterritorial Sanction will Sell Off Panamanian Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11547&SEO=u.s.-extraterritorial-sanction-will-sell-off-panamanian-bank Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Extraterritorial sanctions of the United States could provoke the forced sale or liquidation of Panama Balboa Bank, whose Washington temporary permit expire don April 7 without extension of its license, it was known today. Chile and China Strengthen Free-Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11540&SEO=chile-and-china-strengthen-free-trade-agreement Santiago de Chile, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile and China have taken new steps to strengthen the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) that both nations have carried out for 10 years, in a strategy that might be consolidated at a high-level meeting in May. Japan Led Researchers Prepare to Drill Down to Earth's Mantle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11511&SEO=japan-led-researchers-prepare-to-drill-down-to-earths-mantle Tokyo, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Aiming for the world''s first-ever direct excavation of the Earth''s mantle, an international research group led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will conduct a preliminary study in the waters off Hawaii in September,according to Japan News. World Trade Is Facing a 'Critical' Moment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11507&SEO=world-trade-is-facing-a-critical-moment Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) recognized today that international trade is at a ''critical'' moment. India, Australia Boost Economic, Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11491&SEO=india-australia-boost-economic-trade-ties New Delhi, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Prime Ministers of India, Narendra Modi, and Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, today addressed strategies to increase bilateral ties, especially in economy and the fight against terrorism. Largest Manganese Reserve Found in Southwest China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11455&SEO=largest-manganese-reserve-found-in-southwest-china Beijing, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A reserve of 203 million tons of manganese, the largest in Asia, was found in southwest China''s Guizhou province, local officials said on Friday. Phillipine President to Visit Middle East Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11439&SEO=phillipine-president-to-visit-middle-east-countries Manila, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Phillipine President, Rodrigo Duterte, will start next Monday in Saudi Arabia a tour to three countries of the Middle East, where he will promote the rights of his co-nationals working in those territories, informed today government sources. ILO: Social Justice, a Basic Principle to Follow and Preserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11409&SEO=ilo-social-justice-a-basic-principle-to-follow-and-preserve Geneva, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The general director of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, expressed today that social justice is the main principle to follow and preserve, when talking about an ''unprecedented transformation'' of the world labor. European Central Bank Will Maintain its Monetary Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11381&SEO=european-central-bank-will-maintain-its-monetary-policy Berlin, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) will maintain its present monetary policy which includes buying bonds and interest rates in record minimums, it was officially informed. Growth of Asian Developing Economies Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11338&SEO=growth-of-asian-developing-economies-predicted Manila, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Developing economies of Asia will grow 5.7 percent this year and the next, predicted a regional institution in a report published here today. CEPAL Announces Meeting in Mexico on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11323&SEO=cepal-announces-meeting-in-mexico-on-sustainable-development Santiago de Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development will be held in Mexico, from April 26-28, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced. Caribbean Development Bank Giving High Priority to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11285&SEO=caribbean-development-bank-giving-high-priority-to-climate-change Bridgetown, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina)The Caribbean Development Bank has as high priority climate change,said President Warren Smith. British Airline Opens Flights to Cuban Resort of Varadero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11260&SEO=british-airline-opens-flights-to-cuban-resort-of-varadero Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) British airline Virgin Atlantic has started flights from the London Gatwick airport to Varadero''s famous Cuban resort, a website specializing in tourism posted today. Remittances to Bangladesh Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11200&SEO=remittances-to-bangladesh-decreases Dhaka, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh received 9,190 million dollars in remittances in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (July-March), 16,19 percent less than in the same period in 2015-2016, today reported the Central Bank. Economic Growth Uncertain, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11193&SEO=economic-growth-uncertain-imf-says Washington, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today that mid-term production prospects are very uncertain in the world. Bolivian Gov't Plans to Generate 400,000 Jobs by 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11146&SEO=bolivian-govt-plans-to-generate-400000-jobs-by-2020 La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian deputy minister of Employment, Civil Service and Cooperatives, Arturo Alessandri, informed that the government, through the Ministry of Labor, is preparing a plan to generate at least 400,000 jobs by 2020. China Urges U.S. to Comply with International Trade Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11127&SEO=china-urges-u.s.-to-comply-with-international-trade-regulations Beijing, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States to comply with international regulations after Washington made a revision of commercial ties with this Asian country and other partners, the Chinese government announced on Sunday. Cuban Chamber of Commerce Spreads Out Institutional Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11106&SEO=cuban-chamber-of-commerce-spreads-out-institutional-relations Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Chamber of Commerce (CCC) strengthens and spreads out today its institutional relations to promote closer relations and deepen mutual knowledge in other countries, according to a source from that entity. Cuban Foreign Trade Minister Calls for Optimizing Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11060&SEO=cuban-foreign-trade-minister-calls-for-optimizing-resources Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX), has urged businessmen here today to optimize the use of available resources, after summarizing the work of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC) in 2016. Brazilian Tourist Market Breaks a Records in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10995&SEO=brazilian-tourist-market-breaks-a-records-in-cuba Brasilia, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The visit of Brazilian travelers to Cuba is currently breaking an annual record with a 31%-126% growth, according to diplomatic sources. First International Investment Forum Begins in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10962&SEO=first-international-investment-forum-begins-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The first International Investment Forum 2017 begins here today, with the presence of entrepreneurs from 30 countries and amid the optimism left by the recent launch of the Country Brand. Buffaloes Have Taken Root in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10949&SEO=buffaloes-have-taken-root-in-cuba Havana Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Introduced in Cuba in the decade of 1980, buffaloes are now in all provinces, where they took roots and make up today a strongly developing animal mass, with over 60 thousand heads. Iran Seeks Free Trade Agreement with Eurasian Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10947&SEO=iran-seeks-free-trade-agreement-with-eurasian-union Moscow, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Iran is seeking a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kirgizstan and Armenia), as business rate with this country rose to 70 percent. Recovery is on the Way for Cuban Cheese Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10903&SEO=recovery-is-on-the-way-for-cuban-cheese-industry Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban cheese industry pursues stability in its recovery to face the booming tourism sector, said today specialist of the Superior Direction of Business Management (OSDE). Jorge Luis Moya. Canadian and European Companies Interested in Bolivian Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10865&SEO=canadian-and-european-companies-interested-in-bolivian-mining La Paz, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has reported Monday that three companies from Canada and Europe expressed their interest on investing in Bolivia''s mining sector. Venezuela Reiterates Commitment to Defend the Peoples of Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10849&SEO=venezuela-reiterates-commitment-to-defend-the-peoples-of-mercosur Caracas, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ratified the commitment of Venezuela as a member of the South Common Market (Mercosur) to defend the rights of inclusion of the peoples forming this regional integrration process. Chinese Belt and Route Initiative is Center of Lanzhou Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10838&SEO=chinese-belt-and-route-initiative-is-center-of-lanzhou-fair Beijing, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese initiative of the Belt and Roujte will be the theme of the traditional trade fair of Lanzhou, next July, said organizers of the northwest provindce of Gansu. US Authorizes Construction of Pipeline Keystone XL http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10790&SEO=us-authorizes-construction-of-pipeline-keystone-xl Washington, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The administration of US President Donald Trump granted a permission to company TransCanada to construct the polemic pipeline Keystone XL, a project that was rejected by the government of Barack Obama. China-Latin America Economic Cooperation Zone in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10778&SEO=china-latin-america-economic-cooperation-zone-in-progress Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) China advances in the construction of an economic cooperation and trade zone with Latin America in the city of Zhuhai, southern province of Guangdong, scheduled to begin operations in the second half this year. . Protectionism Could Increase Trade Deficit of a Country, Says ECB http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10727&SEO=protectionism-could-increase-trade-deficit-of-a-country-says-ecb Berlin, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The European Central Bank (ECB) reported that the protectionism policies could increase the trade deficit of a country. Marked Salary Differences Revealed in British Enterprises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10709&SEO=marked-salary-differences-revealed-in-british-enterprises London, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Directives of the main 100 British enterprises quoted in the stock exchange win in average almost 400 times more than a worker with mínimum salary, revealed today a report of the organization Equality Trust. South American Countries, Germany to Sign Bioceanic Train Memorandum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10686&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-to-sign-bioceanic-train-memorandum La Paz, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay will sign today a memorandum of understanding with Germany to consolidate technical support for the integral design of the Central Bi-oceanic Railway Corridor. Spanish Minister Favors Trade Pacts with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10644&SEO=spanish-minister-favors-trade-pacts-with-mercosur 21 de marzo de 2017, 13:32 Brussels, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Economy Minister, Luis De Guindos, said in this capital today that he was in favor of trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). Canada and Nigeria to Participate at Panama Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10625&SEO=canada-and-nigeria-to-participate-at-panama-trade-fair Panama, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Around thirty nations from America, Europe, Asia and Africa, including Canada and Nigeria will participate for the first time at the 35th Trade Fair Expocomer-2017, which will be held from March 22th to 25th, in Panama. Cuba Hosts International Agricultural Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10586&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-agricultural-fair Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, has begun its official program here today with the participation of exhibitors from some 16 countries, to promote business and promote other activities associated with this event. Senators Demand to Reverse Energy Reform in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10580&SEO=senators-demand-to-reverse-energy-reform-in-mexico Mexico, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The energy reform, adopted by the Mexican government, failed to keep the promises to bring light and fuel prices down, opposition senators said. Cuban Tobacco, Rum among Attractions at Trade Fair in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10564&SEO=cuban-tobacco-rum-among-attractions-at-trade-fair-in-panama Panama, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of the new purito Cohíba Short and the tasting of the best Cuban rums stands out today among Cuba''s main attractions at the upcoming International Trade Fair Expocomer 2017. China's Direct Foreign Investment Up 9.2% in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10514&SEO=chinas-direct-foreign-investment-up-9.2-in-february Beijing, (Prensa Latina) China''s foreign direct investment (FDI) has risen 9.2% year on year to 58.6 billion yuan ($850 million USD) in February 2017, the Ministry of Commerce said today. Delegation of World Association of Chefs Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10512&SEO=delegation-of-world-association-of-chefs-visits-cuba Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) will visit Cuba next April to exchange with tourism and trade authorities, officials said. Viña del Mar Opens to Free Trade in the Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10478&SEO=vina-del-mar-opens-to-free-trade-in-the-pacific By Fausto Triana Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Names may vary, but the will to find ways leading to free trade and against protectionism dominated the venue of the Pacific in this city, with 14 convinced actors and the United States in doubt. Mexico Calls for Free Trade in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10436&SEO=mexico-calls-for-free-trade-in-vina-del-mar Viña del Mar, Chile, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico tacitly acknowledged today at a meeting in Viña del Mar, Chile, that measures being applied by the US new administration is forcing it to look towards Asia and the Pacific for new markets and trade. Hoteles Mision Plans Expansion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10431&SEO=hoteles-mision-plans-expansion-in-cuba By Jorge Petinaud Martinez, Special Correspondent Cuba to Participate in Tourism Fair in Lisbon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10422&SEO=cuba-to-participate-in-tourism-fair-in-lisbon Havana, March 15 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation will attend the 28th edition of the BTL 2017 International Tourism Fair, from March 15 to 19 in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Intense Diplomatic Activity in Pacific Dialogue in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10405&SEO=intense-diplomatic-activity-in-pacific-dialogue-in-chile By Fausto Triana Bolivia is an Economic Phenomenon, Deputy Minister Endara Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10354&SEO=bolivia-is-an-economic-phenomenon-deputy-minister-endara-says La Paz, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is an economic phenomenon of worldwide reference for its growth and stability, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Integration of the South American nation, Clarems Endara. Governor of Bank of Italy Warns on European Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10348&SEO=governor-of-bank-of-italy-warns-on-european-risks Rome, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Governor of the Bank of Italy, Ignazio Visco, has warned here today that 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the risk of political paralysis in Europe has never been so high. Cuba Expanding Maritime Leisure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10321&SEO=cuba-expanding-maritime-leisure Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) An ever increasing number of visitors from all over the world are attracted to Cuba‘s pristine marine environment for excursions, diving, fishing and other marine related activities, and the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) is working to meet the increasing demand. Spanish FM to Travel to Peru and Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10307&SEO=spanish-fm-to-travel-to-peru-and-mexico-next-week Madrid, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will start next Monday in Peru his first visit to Latin Ameriuca that will also take him to Mexico. The media highlighted today that the tour of the head of Spanish diplomacy looks to reinforce the relation with the two countries in the political and economic level. Poverty in Argentina Surged to 32.9 Percent in the Last Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10276&SEO=poverty-in-argentina-surged-to-32.9-percent-in-the-last-year Buenos Aires, March 10 (Prensa Latina) In the last year, poverty surged to 32.9 percent in this southern nation, affecting 1.5 million more people, according to a report from the Catholic University''s Social Debt Observatory. US Norwegian Cruise Company Starts Operations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10243&SEO=us-norwegian-cruise-company-starts-operations-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has started operations in Cuba with the arrival of more than 1,000 passengers from Florida, the United States, where the company has its operating base. German Bank to Fund Part of the Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10224&SEO=german-bank-to-fund-part-of-the-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) German Ambassador to Bolivia, Matthias Sonn, said here that the Development Bank of his country will finance part of the resources for the Central Bioceanic Rail Corridor (CFBC). German Fair of Tourism Warns about Trump´s Policies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10184&SEO=german-fair-of-tourism-warns-about-trumpas-policies Berlin, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Organizers of the International Fair of Tourism ITB Berlin warned today about the negative effects that the US President Donald Trump´s immigration policies might have on tourism. Cuban Enterprises to Attend Panama's Main Commercial Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10129&SEO=cuban-enterprises-to-attend-panamas-main-commercial-fair Panama, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30 Cuban enterprises from public health, telecommunications, industry, and agriculture -among other sectors- will attend the International Commercial Fair EXPOCOMER 2017 in Panama in March 22. Indian Ocean, a Motor to Boost Economies, Says Zuma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10113&SEO=indian-ocean-a-motor-to-boost-economies-says-zuma Pretoria, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma called today to develop more innovative ways to use oceans sustainably for food, transport, trade and other activities, asserting that the Indian Ocean can turn into a motor to thrust the economies of the countries on it. USA Hosts International Forum on Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10096&SEO=usa-hosts-international-forum-on-energy Washington, March 6 (Prensa Latina) CERAWeek 2017 Energy Fair will gather from today until March 10 in the US city of Houston, Texas, dozens of senior officials from leading environmental, technology, financial, industrial, and energy organizations worldwide. Habanos Auction Exceeds One Million Euros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10071&SEO=habanos-auction-exceeds-one-million-euros Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) An auction of Habanos cigars raised today one million 255 thousand euros for the bidding of seven lots made up of tobacco humidors (container to keep cigars fresh) beautifully made by Cuban artisans. Indonesia Hosts Regional Summit Focused on Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10065&SEO=indonesia-hosts-regional-summit-focused-on-cooperation Jakarta, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) will hold its 16th summit in this capital starting on Sunday, March 5th, focused on strengthening cooperation, official sources said. Raising of Food Prices Prevail, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10022&SEO=raising-of-food-prices-prevail-says-fao Rome, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that the price rate increased by 0.5 percent in February this year, compared to January. Bolivia: El Alto Marks Anniversary with New Line of Cable Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10005&SEO=bolivia-el-alto-marks-anniversary-with-new-line-of-cable-railway La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The city of El Alto, the youngest in Bolivia, will mark today its 32nd anniversary with the inauguration of several works, among them the blue line of the Cable railway. El Salvador Presents Trade Potentialities with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9985&SEO=el-salvador-presents-trade-potentialities-with-russia By Antonio Rondon Garcia Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Foreign Minister, Hugo Martinez, leads a delegation participating today in a presentation of the economic and investment possibilities of his country at the Chamber of Commerce of Russia. International Seminar Highlights Ties Between Habano and Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9952&SEO=international-seminar-highlights-ties-between-habano-and-art Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The International Seminar of the 19th Habano Festival pointed out today the relation of Cuban Premium tobacco with art, through talks and historical notes, at the Havana Convention Center. Experts Appreciate Quality of Cuban Tobacco Arable Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9925&SEO=experts-appreciate-quality-of-cuban-tobacco-arable-lands Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign tobacco experts have appreciated here the Cuban agricultural procedure in crops of this plant in the western province of Pinar del Rio. Gazprom to Start Pipeline Construction in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9873&SEO=gazprom-to-start-pipeline-construction-in-turkey Istanbul, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian corporation Gazprom announced today the start of work on the TurkStream pipeline on Turkish territory, said Management Committee Member Oleg Aksyutin. Trump Justifies Increased Military Spending with Stronger Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9865&SEO=trump-justifies-increased-military-spending-with-stronger-economy Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The 54 billion dollars proposed as additional Defense spending in the next US budget will be offset by a stronger economy, President Donald Trump said today. Mobile Phone Users to Exceed Five Billion This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9831&SEO=mobile-phone-users-to-exceed-five-billion-this-year Madrid, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mobile phone users will exceed five billion by the middle of this year, reported the global consortium of operators GSMA, promoter of the World Mobile Congress inaugurated today in Spain. Remittances Benefit Mexico in 2016, with High Rate of Bank Transfers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9795&SEO=remittances-benefit-mexico-in-2016-with-high-rate-of-bank-transfers Mexico, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican people made bank transfers abroad valued at $24.4 billion USD in 2016, an amount that represents 90.6 of the remittances sent to the country in that year, said national finances sources. Fast Construction of Controversial Oil Pipeline in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9790&SEO=fast-construction-of-controversial-oil-pipeline-in-u.s. Washington, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The controversial oil pipeline Dakota Access in the United States, could be operative before expected due to the advance of construction facilitated by president Donald Trump, it became known this week. Fixed, Mobile Phone Tariffs in Argentina to Rise in March, April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9782&SEO=fixed-mobile-phone-tariffs-in-argentina-to-rise-in-march-april Buenos Aires, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) A new rise in prices is near for Argentineans who as of March and April will have to pay more for the service of fixed and mobile telephone rates, alerted today a specialized publication. Europeans to Attend Meeting on Bioceanic Train Project in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9781&SEO=europeans-to-attend-meeting-on-bioceanic-train-project-in-bolivia La Paz, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Businesspeople of Gertmany and Switzerland will attend the meeting on the Bioceanic Central Railway Corridor (BCRC), scheduled for next March in Bolivia, announced the local media. Caracol Co. Will Stand Out at the Havana Cigar Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9717&SEO=caracol-co.-will-stand-out-at-the-havana-cigar-festival Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cigar Houses, attached to the Caracol Co., are ideal places to satisfy the most demanding tastes of cigar lovers. In these places, customers can enjoy the excellent service they deserve. Transport Strike Snarls Traffic in Athens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9691&SEO=transport-strike-snarls-traffic-in-athens Athens, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina)Metro, urban rail and tram workers in the capital started a 24-hour strike today to protest against legislation that would allow the Athens transport organization to make commercial use of the stations. NGO Congratulates Ecuador for Successful Fight Against Tax Havens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9673&SEO=ngo-congratulates-ecuador-for-successful-fight-against-tax-havens Quito, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of the world joined today to the congratulations received by Ecuador following the victory of a popular consultation that is part of the government''s struggle against tax havens. Economic Renovation and Growth, priorities in South Africa's Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9623&SEO=economic-renovation-and-growth-priorities-in-south-africas-budget Pretoria, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Industrialization, economic transformation, agricultural development, land reform and social improvement are priorities of South Africa''s new budget, presented by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to the National Assembly. Hydroelectric Project El Bala Will Conclude this Year in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9609&SEO=hydroelectric-project-el-bala-will-conclude-this-year-in-bolivia La Paz, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Technical study and preinvestment of the hydroelectric project El Bala, in a protected zone north of this capital, will conclude before this year''s end, said Minister of Energies of Bolivia, Rafael Alarcon. Lack of Decent Jobs Worsens Global Inequality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9549&SEO=lack-of-decent-jobs-worsens-global-inequality Geneva, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The lack of decent jobs is currently stirring up global inequalities, where poverty and conflict ruin many people's life, the International Labor Organization (ILO) reported. Guatemala Demands Recognition of Indigenous Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9518&SEO=guatemala-demands-recognition-of-indigenous-rights Guatemala, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) People from 83 communities in the department of Sololá in Guatemala will block the Inter-American highway on Tuesday and Wednesday to demand the recognition of indigenous rights and the reduction of electricity tariffs, confirmed organizers today. Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9505&SEO=brazil-to-acquire-vietnamese-robusta-coffee Hanoi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Latina) Brazil will import robust coffee from Vietnam as part of purchases to meet the demand of the domestic industry of that bean, used in the production of the instant type, was released here today. India to Reactivate 43 Airports to Improve Regional Connectivity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9486&SEO=india-to-reactivate-43-airports-to-improve-regional-connectivity New Delhi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government will reactivate 43 airports this year to improve regional connectivity, Civil Aviation Secretary R. N. Choubey announced here. Carnival Paradise to Increase Cruises to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9483&SEO=carnival-paradise-to-increase-cruises-to-cuba Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. company Carnival Corporation will increase its cruise travels to Cuba as of June 29, after becoming the first U.S. company to resume in 2016 that kind of tourist service to the island nation in more than 40 years, according to media reports. Mexican Businesspeople Committed to Contribute to the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9442&SEO=mexican-businesspeople-committed-to-contribute-to-the-country México, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Business Coordinating Council (CCE in Spanish) of México committed with millionaire investments in the country, that faces todaty an uncertain situation in its links with its main trading and investment partner, the United States. US Secretary Holds Talks with Chinese Counterpart http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9425&SEO=us-secretary-holds-talks-with-chinese-counterpart Berlin, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson spoke with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi in the first meeting of high-level representatives of the two largest world economies during Donald Trump''s tenure. Bolivia to Host International Meeting on Bioceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9416&SEO=bolivia-to-host-international-meeting-on-bioceanic-railway La Paz, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia prepares a meeting next March 21 between representatives of Germany, Switzerland, Peru and Paraguay to ratify the European nations as investors of the Bioceanic Central Railway Corridor (BCRC). Cuba and CARICOM Agree on Mutual Tariff Concessions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9360&SEO=cuba-and-caricom-agree-on-mutual-tariff-concessions Georgetown, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Guyana, Julio Cesar Gonzalez Marchante, talked today about the importance of an agreement on mutual concessions of products and tariff preferences between Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Bolivian Economy is Expected to Grow 4.7 Percent this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9355&SEO=bolivian-economy-is-expected-to-grow-4.7-percent-this-year La Paz, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia expects an economic growth for 2017 of 4,7 percent of its Gross Domestic Product and an inflation rate below five percent in the Financial Fiscal Program, declared minister of the Economy, Luis Arce. China will Defend Positive Nature of Multilateralism in G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9330&SEO=china-will-defend-positive-nature-of-multilateralism-in-g20-summit Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Relations Minister, Wang Yi, will transmit a positive signal of support to multilateralismk, global governance and innovative world economy, open abnd inclusive, at the G20 summit in Bonn (Gernany), announced the Foreign Ministry. Angola Regains African Leadership in Oil Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9309&SEO=angola-regains-african-leadership-in-oil-production Luanda, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola has regained the African leadership in oil production, according to a report by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) the press highlights today. SA, France Advancing Trade, Economic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9274&SEO=sa-france-advancing-trade-economic-relations Pretoria, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and France have agreed to enhance trade and economic relations, particularly in manufacturing and ship building, SA News reports Tuesday. Working to Resume Negotiations on Greek Debt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9255&SEO=working-to-resume-negotiations-on-greek-debt Brussels, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici announced that he would travel to Athens on Wednesday, in an attempt to resume the the negotiations on the Greek debt, amid strong differences. Broader Horizons for Cooperatives in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9238&SEO=broader-horizons-for-cooperatives-in-cuba Por Maria Julio MayoralHavana, 14 Feb (Prensa Latina) The experimental, non-agricultural cooperative sector in Cuba continues to expand in the areas of trade, food and technical or personal services provision, as part of the ongoing process to update Cuba´s economic and social model. Ecuador Welcomes International Workshop to Combat Tax Havens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9210&SEO=ecuador-welcomes-international-workshop-to-combat-tax-havens Quito, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several international organizations began today a seminar in Ecuador dedicated to Ecuador''s struggle against tax havens. Bolivian President Opens Cement Plant in Santa Cruz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9180&SEO=bolivian-president-opens-cement-plant-in-santa-cruz La Paz, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) As part of an ongoing policy to develop Bolivia, President Evo Morales said that the first integral plant of cement in Itacamba, that was opened today in the department of Santa Cruz, will help widen the productive sector in Bolivia. Uruguay Stakes High for Recovery of Russian Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9131&SEO=uruguay-stakes-high-for-recovery-of-russian-market Por By Antonio Rondón GarciaMoscow, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay is strongly committed to the recovery of the Russian market, with seven export companies attending the 24th International Food Fair Prodexpo-2017 in this capital and its Livestock Minister, Tabaré Aguerre. Venezuela, Saudi Arabia Review Oil Cooperation Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9087&SEO=venezuela-saudi-arabia-review-oil-cooperation-agenda Caracas, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met today with her Saudi Arabia counterpart, Adel Al Jubeir, to review the oil cooperation agenda between the two nations. Multi-Million Spending in Chile for Forest Fires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9025&SEO=multi-million-spending-in-chile-for-forest-fires Santiago, Chile, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean government has announced that it should have to pay around $360 million USD to cover the needs of the victims and the material damages caused by forest fires. New Bolivian Mining Deposit Ready to Start Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8994&SEO=new-bolivian-mining-deposit-ready-to-start-production La Paz, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Mining deposit Thuthu in Nor Chichas province of Potosi department, is ready to start productions, reported today the Bolivian mining Corporation (Comibol). Venezuela Increases Economic Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8933&SEO=venezuela-increases-economic-cooperation-with-russia Caracas, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Russia and Venezuela included today medicine, tourism, agriculture and mining in the bilateral economic cooperation agenda initiated in 2001 with projects in the industrial, energy and construction sectors. Japan Wants to Invest More in Mexico despite Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8908&SEO=japan-wants-to-invest-more-in-mexico-despite-trump Mexico, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan is interested in boosting trade and investments in Mexico, despite the protectionist wave that may come from the United States, Japanese Ambassador Akira Yamada stated here. Traffic Chaos in Delhi Causes Billion-dollar Losses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8901&SEO=traffic-chaos-in-delhi-causes-billion-dollar-losses New Delhi, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Traffic jams in New Delhi costs about ten billion dollars annually due to pollution, lost productivity and accidents, a study revealed today. Cuba to Host International Fair on Packaging http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8873&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-fair-on-packaging Havana, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) About 50 companies from 11 countries will participate in the first edition of Pacgraf Cuba, a monographic fair for the packaging and graphic arts sectors, which will begin on February 7, organizers confirmed today. Bolivia to Build Multi-Purpose Center Near Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8819&SEO=bolivia-to-build-multi-purpose-center-near-chile La Paz, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will build a multi-purpose center at Tambo Quemado, bordering Chile, valued at more than $24 million USD, the Ministry of Economy confirmed today. Cuba to Organize International Trade Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8761&SEO=cuba-to-organize-international-trade-convention Matanzas, Cuba Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Under the motto ''Challenges and prospects of sustainable trade'', the 1st International Trade Convention (CIC) Cuba-2017 will be held in Cuba from May 15 to 19, organizers reported. Latin America Attends Russian Prodexpo Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8719&SEO=latin-america-attends-russian-prodexpo-fair Moscow, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Latin America is strongly participating in the 24th edition of the Prodexpo International Food Products Fair, with 2,178 companies from 57 countries, Russian authorities reported today. Peña Nieto Party Asks not to Raise Fuel Prices in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8660&SEO=pena-nieto-party-asks-not-to-raise-fuel-prices-in-february Mexico, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The national leadership of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) of President Enrique Peña Nieto joined other political, business and social groups that today call on the executive to refrain from increasing fuel prices. High Risk of Money Laundering in Panamanian Free Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8651&SEO=high-risk-of-money-laundering-in-panamanian-free-zones Panama, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The highest risk of money laundering in Panama is now concentrated in the zones of free zones, construction, real estate and legal services, according to a study by the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). New Notes Begin to Circulate in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8606&SEO=new-notes-begin-to-circulate-in-venezuela Caracas, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Notes of five thousand and ten thousand bolivars begin to circulate today in Venezuela, due to the process of modification of the monetary cone of the nation decreed by President Nicolás Maduro. Protectionism May Affect US Economy, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8582&SEO=protectionism-may-affect-us-economy-says-expert Berlin, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) President of the German Institute of Economics (DIW), Marcel Fratzscher, warned that the protectionism proclaimed by the US president, Donald Trump, can be reversed against that nation, the world''s first economy. EU Faces Great Challenges, Merkel Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8552&SEO=eu-faces-great-challenges-merkel-says Berlin, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that the European Union (EU) faces major challenges in its internal and external policy, and encouraged all its members to remain more united in the future. Japan and US Prepare Summit for February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8535&SEO=japan-and-us-prepare-summit-for-february Tokyo, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government confirmed today that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump are preparing details for their first summit scheduled for early February. Scholars Outline US Trade Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8495&SEO=scholars-outline-us-trade-protectionism Washington, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Economists and researchers are reminded today that the new US president, Donald Trump, is far from being the first president of this protectionist nation. World Bank Expects Oil Prices to Rise in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8434&SEO=world-bank-expects-oil-prices-to-rise-in-2017 Washington, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The average price of the oil barrel for 2017 will be around US$ 55, a 26% higher than the previous year, the World Bank stressed today. Soup Kitchens in Argentina due to Social Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8372&SEO=soup-kitchens-in-argentina-due-to-social-emergency Buenos Aires, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean organization ''Barrios de Pie'' (Neighborhoods on their Feet) will head today in several parts of the country a protest with the opening of soup kitchens to demand the urgent implementation of the law of Social Emergency. Asia on Alert before the New US Administration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8326&SEO=asia-on-alert-before-the-new-us-administration Tokyo, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Asian nations began the week with multi-level alerts, ahead of the new US trade policy, and expectations about the immediate financial future. Mexico: University Graduates The Most Affected by Unemployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8307&SEO=mexico-university-graduates-the-most-affected-by-unemployment Mexico, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Unemployment in Mexico today affects more people with college education or completed high school, according to the National Institute of Geography and Statistics (INEGI). China to Strengthen Cooperation with Cuba in Renewable Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8299&SEO=china-to-strengthen-cooperation-with-cuba-in-renewable-energy Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and China signed new agreements this week to strengthen cooperation in renewable energies and industry, areas that are considered strategic for sustainable development. FAO Urges To Brand-New Wastewater Use For Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8232&SEO=fao-urges-to-brand-new-wastewater-use-for-agriculture Rome, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations (FAO) urged to make use of a more useful and extended wastewater procedure for farming sector, due to water shortage and food emergency. Crisis in Developed Economies is Triggered by Inequality, Admits IMF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8182&SEO=crisis-in-developed-economies-is-triggered-by-inequality-admits-imf Davos, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The IMF said at the World Economic Forum that the lack of confidence, work and hope, along with low growth and increased inequality, are today the ingredients for the crisis in developed economies. Ecuador Revives Nine Months After Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8127&SEO=ecuador-revives-nine-months-after-earthquake By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Quito, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Nine months after the devastating earthquake that severely damaged the Ecuadorian coast, today the country stands up with an impressive recovery capacity and an economic revival in course. German Economic Institute Looks to Dialogue with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8070&SEO=german-economic-institute-looks-to-dialogue-with-trump Berlin, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the German Economic Institute (Ifo), Clemens Fuest, demanded Germans and Europeans to establish dialogue with president elect of the United States, Donald Trump. Bolivia's Large Energy Investment Plan to Be Prioritized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8031&SEO=bolivias-large-energy-investment-plan-to-be-prioritized La Paz, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Government is outlining a large program seeking to define investments in the hydrocarbons field, in an attempt to consolidate the industrialization process and turn the country into the energy heart of South America. China and Vietnam for Sustainable and Stable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8029&SEO=china-and-vietnam-for-sustainable-and-stable-development Beijing, Jan 15 (Xinhua) According to Yu Zhengsheng, top Chinese political advisor, the ties between China and Vietnam are currently in a new stage for a sustainable, healthy and stable development led by presidents of the two countries. Mexican Teachers Return to Protest the Educational Reform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8006&SEO=mexican-teachers-return-to-protest-the-educational-reform México, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Coordinator of Education Workers (CNTE in Spanish) summoned new mobilizations against the educational reform as of the month of February. Xi Jinping Defends China's Economic Perspectives in Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7958&SEO=xi-jinping-defends-chinas-economic-perspectives-in-davos Beijing, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Many looks are centered in China on president Xi Jinping who will attend the Davos Forum where he will defend the economic perspectives and the stand of this nation before the present world difficulties. FAO: Food Prices Fall for the Fifth Consecutive Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7920&SEO=fao-food-prices-fall-for-the-fifth-consecutive-year Rome, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Prices of the main staple foods fell 1.5 percent in 2016, compared to the previous year, bullish behavior for the fifth consecutive year, FAO said today. Republic of Congo Plans Special Economic Zone with Chinese Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7913&SEO=republic-of-congo-plans-special-economic-zone-with-chinese-aid Beijing, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi assured his country will aid the Republic of Congo build a Special Economic Zone in the port city of Pointe Noire, announced the government. Increased Gap between Rich and Poor in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7873&SEO=increased-gap-between-rich-and-poor-in-panama Panama, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The unequal distribution of wealth increased in Panama, indicates a recent report issued by the ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) in December 2016, quoted today by the local media. Macri Announces Gas Agreements to Boost Vaca Muerta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7841&SEO=macri-announces-gas-agreements-to-boost-vaca-muerta Buenos Aires, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced today an agreement with oil companies and some unions to boost the production of unconventional gas at the Vaca Muerta field. Trump Considered a Threat to the Mexican Automotive Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7816&SEO=trump-considered-a-threat-to-the-mexican-automotive-industry Mexico, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The presidency of Donald Trump in the United States will be a threat to the Mexican auto industry, local sources say here today. Angola Reduces Oil Production to Meet OPEC Cut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7799&SEO=angola-reduces-oil-production-to-meet-opec-cut Luanda, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Angola will produce 1.673 million barrels of crude oil a day to meet the cut approved by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase prices. Lucapa States Angolan Diamonds were the Most Valuable in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7787&SEO=lucapa-states-angolan-diamonds-were-the-most-valuable-in-2016 Luanda, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Australian diamond company Lucapa announced that Angolan diamonds were in 2016 the most valuable in the world with an average price of 2,983 dollars a carat, stressed the media today. Gap Between Rich and Poor Widens in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7742&SEO=gap-between-rich-and-poor-widens-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The gap between rich and poor people in Argentina widened considerably, rising 2.4 times between the second and third quarters of 2016. FitCuba 2017 to be held in Holguin Germany is Guest of Honor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7736&SEO=fitcuba-2017-to-be-held-in-holguin-germany-is-guest-of-honor Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair (FitCuba 2017) will be held in the province of Holguin with Germany as the guest of honor, according to the Tourism Minister, Manuel Marrero. Nicaragua Makes Million Dollar Investment in Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7693&SEO=nicaragua-makes-million-dollar-investment-in-energy Managua, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua plans to invest between 600 and 700 million dollars in the energy sector this year, to improve the service to the population and promote sustainable development, official sources reported on Wednesday. Panamanian Banks will Face Glim Outlook in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7653&SEO=panamanian-banks-will-face-glim-outlook-in-2017 04 de enero de 2017, 01:35 Panama City, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian bank system will face a glim 2017, according to the most recent report by the risk assessment company Fitch Ratings (FR), entitled Perspectiva-2017 (Prospects-2017) and published in this capital. Oil Prices Reach 18-Month High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7641&SEO=oil-prices-reach-18-month-high London, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have risen sharply today reaching an 18-month high fueled in part by expectations that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other major producers will abide by an agreement to curb output in order to stabilize the market in 2017. Catoca Assumes Challenge of Doubling Diamond Extraction in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7624&SEO=catoca-assumes-challenge-of-doubling-diamond-extraction-in-angola Luanda, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mining Company of Catoca (SMC), the fourth largest diamond company in the world, expects today a smart and rigorous management to double this year''s production in Angola. China Launches First Freight Train to London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7615&SEO=china-launches-first-freight-train-to-london Beijing, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) China launched its first freight train to London, the China Railway Corporation said. Cuba 2016: Economic Austerity Without Shock Therapy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7598&SEO=cuba-2016-economic-austerity-without-shock-therapy By María Julia Mayoral Havana, Jan 1 (PL) Cuba concluded 2016 with a negative growth rate of 0,9 percent due to limitations in fuel supplies and financial tensions aggravated in the second half of the year, however austerity did not convey social expense cuts. Oil Ends 2016 Up, Market Expects Start of Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7592&SEO=oil-ends-2016-up-market-expects-start-of-agreement London, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices ended 2016 higher amid rising market expectations due to the closeness of the date set for the entry into force of the agreement between producers in order to reduce supply. Increase Public Transport Prices in Mexico City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7579&SEO=increase-public-transport-prices-in-mexico-city Mexico, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The public transportation service rates in this capital will increase as of January in response to the federal executive''s decision to raise the automotive fuels, it was announced today. Angolan Population Increases Almost a Million Per Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7552&SEO=angolan-population-increases-almost-a-million-per-year Luanda, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan population will reach 28.3 million in 2017 having grown by almost a million per year since 2014, the date of the most recent census. Poll Shows Most Europeans still Support the EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7534&SEO=poll-shows-most-europeans-still-support-the-eu Brna, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) still counts with the support of most Europeans, in spite of the problems it now faces and the British decision to leave the organization, said a poll made here by the Gallup International Association and the World Independent Net for Marketing Studies (WIN). China Challenges US Inclusion of Chinese Companies in Black List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7521&SEO=china-challenges-us-inclusion-of-chinese-companies-in-black-list Beijing, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of Commerce said today that the USA blacklist that includes Chinese companies is irresponsible and non-objective. Prices of Oil Ratify Increasing Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7459&SEO=prices-of-oil-ratify-increasing-trend New York, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The prices for the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent oil types kept their increasing trend in their respective prices in the last weeks, closing in New York and London with earnings of 88 and 90 cents respectively. Vietnam and China Explore Ways to Promote Economic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7425&SEO=vietnam-and-china-explore-ways-to-promote-economic-cooperation Hanoi, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and China are exploring ways to promote bilateral economic cooperation, including in trade and investments, during a two-day seminar which began in Vietnam today. Persistent Signals of Weakness in Labor Sector Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7420&SEO=persistent-signals-of-weakness-in-labor-sector-worldwide Geneva, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The labor sector, one of the three most hit since the outburst of the 2008 economic crisis, keeps on showing signs of weakness at present. China-Laos Railway Construction Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7381&SEO=china-laos-railway-construction-begins Vientiane, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The railroad construction project, China-Laos, was officially launched today in a ceremony held in the northern city of Luang Prabang in Laos, according to media reports. Argentina: Fuel Prices Increase in the First Month of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7367&SEO=argentina-fuel-prices-increase-in-the-first-month-of-2017 Buenos Aires, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The increase in the price of fuel in Argentina by up to eight percent will arrive in the first week of 2017, according to the Secretary of the Chamber of Fuel Merchants, Raul Castellanos. Minister of Eurasian Economic Union Meets Cuban Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7345&SEO=minister-of-eurasian-economic-union-meets-cuban-ambassador Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Tatiana Valovaya, the minister for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Euro-Asian Economic Union, met on Friday with Cuban Ambassador to Russia Emilio Lozada at the headquarters of that body in this capital. German Biggest Bank to Pay High Sanction from US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7323&SEO=german-biggest-bank-to-pay-high-sanction-from-us Berlin, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The biggest German commercial bank (Deutsche Bank) reported Friday that it will pay a snaction for more than 7 billion dollars in the United States, because of frauds in the sale of values supported by mortgages. Airbus to Sell Iranian Airline 100 Commercial Planes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7293&SEO=airbus-to-sell-iranian-airline-100-commercial-planes Paris, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) European airplane manufacturer Airbus will sell Iran a total of 100 commercial planes, as part of a request by Iranian company Iran Air, valued in 10 billion dollars. Oil Prices Drop from Larger US Reserves and More Libyan Offer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7272&SEO=oil-prices-drop-from-larger-us-reserves-and-more-libyan-offer London, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The increase of crude oil reserves in the United States and plans to increase oil production in Libya, led to a fall in the price of oil on Thursday. Bolivia Forecasts Stable Economy for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7260&SEO=bolivia-forecasts-stable-economy-for-2017 La Paz, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Government has forecasted a good 2017 for the country''s economy, on the likelihood of improved prices for oil, minerals and other raw materials. Oil Prices Rise 10 Percent This Month http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7231&SEO=oil-prices-rise-10-percent-this-month London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices accumulate a 10 percent rise so far this month and are still progressing due to predictions of a drop in crude oil inventories in the United States. 2016 Consolidated Bases of New Venezuelan Economic Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7197&SEO=2016-consolidated-bases-of-new-venezuelan-economic-model Caracas, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The executive Vicepresident of Venezuela, Aristóbulo Istúriz, assured today that in 2016 were established the bases to construct and consolidate the economic socialist productive model in the country. Classes Suspended Until January 2017 in Ecuador Due to Quake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7185&SEO=classes-suspended-until-january-2017-in-ecuador-due-to-quake Quito, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian authorities have decided to suspend classes until January 3rd 2017 in the province of Esmeraldas, which has been struck by an 5.7 earthquake, leaving three dead due to cardiac arrest and causing major damage. Venezuelan Metallurgic Industry Increases Productivity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7170&SEO=venezuelan-metallurgic-industry-increases-productivity Caracas, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister for Basic, Strategic and Socialist Industries Juan Arias asserted today that the State companies that process iron, steel, aluminum increased their productive capacity this year. Iberostar Will Manage an Iconic Hotel in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7148&SEO=iberostar-will-manage-an-iconic-hotel-in-havana Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish chain Iberostar Hotels and Resorts has announced today it will manage, starting in Januray 2017, the Riviera Hotel, an iconic establishment in Havana from the 1950''s. Buenos Aires on Transportation Strike this Morning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7142&SEO=buenos-aires-on-transportation-strike-this-morning Buenos Aires, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Buenos Aires wakes up today to a transportation strike for about two hours by members of the Union Tranviarios Automotor (Transport Workers Union) of Argentina, which is demanding changes on the income tax. Paraguay-Brazil Hydroelectric Station, Leader in Power Generation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7123&SEO=paraguay-brazil-hydroelectric-station-leader-in-power-generation Asuncion, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Binational company Itaipu, a hydroelectric plant, shared by Paraguay and Brazil has become world leader in power generation, beating the record figure of 98.8 million megawatts per hour (MW/h). Oil Prices At 17-Month High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7085&SEO=oil-prices-at-17-month-high London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. ECLAC Sees Complex Panorama for LATAM Economies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7040&SEO=eclac-sees-complex-panorama-for-latam-economies Santiago de Chile, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has seen a complex view for the economies of the region in 2017, but was pleased to resume a slight growth. Tourist Facilities in Baracoa Recover their Splendor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7028&SEO=tourist-facilities-in-baracoa-recover-their-splendor 15 de diciembre de 2016, 00:23 Baracoa, Cuba Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) A rejuvenated image is exhibited today by the tourist facilities of the first Cuban village after being devastated by hurricane Mathew last October and rehabilitated by forces of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur). Eurozone Lenders Pressure Greece on Christmas Payment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7018&SEO=eurozone-lenders-pressure-greece-on-christmas-payment Brussels, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Eurozone lenders have agreed to suspend the financial help they were giving to Greece to ease their short-term debt. Chinese Ambassador in Bolivia Expresses Interest in Bioceanic Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7002&SEO=chinese-ambassador-in-bolivia-expresses-interest-in-bioceanic-project La Paz, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s ambassador to La Paz, Wu Yuanshan, expressed his country''s interest in participating in the bioceanic train project, which will unite the Atlantic and Pacific oceans cross the territory of Bolivia. Uruguay Backs Venezuela in Implementing Protocol of Olivos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6957&SEO=uruguay-backs-venezuela-in-implementing-protocol-of-olivos Montevideo, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan government today expressed its support for the Venezuelan initiative on the implementation of the Protocol of Olivos for the solution of disputes in the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), the Foreign Affairs Ministry reported today. Situation of Private Banks in Bolivia Is Positive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6952&SEO=situation-of-private-banks-in-bolivia-is-positive La Paz, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Private Banks of Bolivia (ASOBAN) evaluated the situation of the banking sector until October as positive, local media reported today. Venezuela: Media Denounce Attack against National Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6907&SEO=venezuela-media-denounce-attack-against-national-currency Caracas, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s media today denounces the attack against the nation''s currency, the bolivar, that has been going on since 2013 by right wing circles along the border with Colombia. Oil Price at 18 Month High Following Production Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6903&SEO=oil-price-at-18-month-high-following-production-agreement London, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have reached their highest levels in 18 months today, as a result of recent agreements between producers to reduce supply. Indian-Pakistani Tension Threatens Strategic Agreement on Rivers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6888&SEO=indian-pakistani-tension-threatens-strategic-agreement-on-rivers Islamabad, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government is boosting today an ambitious plan to increase the use of the water of Indus River and its tributaries, a decision that could trigger a conflict with neighboring Pakistan, which shares this basin. OPEC and Non-OPEC Producers Meet in Vienna http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6869&SEO=opec-and-non-opec-producers-meet-in-vienna Vienna, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and producer countries outside the organization meet today to agree on a cut of the supply of global crude oil in order to stabilize the price of oil and reduce global inventories. China Shapes Up Vital Economic Tasks for 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6862&SEO=china-shapes-up-vital-economic-tasks-for-2017 Beijing, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of China (CPCh) pointed that the main economic tasks of the Government for 2017, give priority to the work aimed at achieving new advances in the economic reform on the offer side. Urgent Food Aid Needed in 39 Countries, says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6842&SEO=urgent-food-aid-needed-in-39-countries-says-fao Rome, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Urgent food aid is needed in 39 countries to face the lack of food caused by internal conflicts and meteorological phenomena, informed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Oil Prices Rises as Market Awaits Next Producers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6813&SEO=oil-prices-rises-as-market-awaits-next-producers-meeting London, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Crude oil prices are on the rise today, while US crude reservoirs decrease, according to the US Department of Energy. Argentinean Deputies Approve Changes in Tax on Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6769&SEO=argentinean-deputies-approve-changes-in-tax-on-profits Buenos Aires, Dec 7(Prensa Latina) After hours of debate, agreements and disagreements over the tax on profits, changes were approved today by the Argentinean Chamber of Deputies by 140 in favor, 86 against and seven abstentions. Venezuela Insists on Dialogue in MERCOSUR, But It Is Snubbed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6741&SEO=venezuela-insists-on-dialogue-in-mercosur-but-it-is-snubbed Por Juan Carlos Díaz GuerreroMontevideo, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s decision to start the reactivation of the Olivos Protocol to solve disputes within the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) shows the Bolivarian Government''s will to reestablish the legality of the integration bloc, threatened by stances that are alien to the rules and legal framework of that group. More Than 200,000 Mexicans Deported from USA This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6735&SEO=more-than-200000-mexicans-deported-from-usa-this-year Mexico, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Mexican immigration authorities have repatriated more than 200,000 from the United States this year, it was reported today. OPEC Ratifies Meeting with Nations Outside the Cartel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6697&SEO=opec-ratifies-meeting-with-nations-outside-the-cartel London, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and non-cartel countries will meet on December 10 to agree a cut in world crude production, confirmed the group''s secretary general, Mohammed Barkindo. U.N. Doubles Humanitarian Appeal for Nigeria to One Billion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6609&SEO=u.n.-doubles-humanitarian-appeal-for-nigeria-to-one-billion Abuja,Dec 2 (Prensa Latina)The United Nations has doubled its humanitarian funding appeal for northeast Nigeria to $1 billion in 2017 in a bid to reach nearly 7 million people hit by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram insurgency who need life-saving help, it said today. Varadero Will Close 2016 With Growth in Tourist Visitors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6605&SEO=varadero-will-close-2016-with-growth-in-tourist-visitors Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Varadero will close 2016 with a rise in foreign tourist visitors, the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) said today. China Prepares Summit with Japan and Republic of Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6530&SEO=china-prepares-summit-with-japan-and-republic-of-korea Beijing, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) China gives last touches to preps of the trilateral yearly Summit with Japan and the Republic of Korea assured Geng Shuang, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of this country. OPEC Accepts Reduction of Oil Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6511&SEO=opec-accepts-reduction-of-oil-production Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut daily crude production by 1.2 million barrels, as President Mohammed Al-Sada reported. OPEC Examines Oil Production Quota http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6499&SEO=opec-examines-oil-production-quota Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The meeting being held in this capital by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to agree to a production quota has economists and market on alert. Fidel Castro and His Constant Concern for the Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6399&SEO=fidel-castro-and-his-constant-concern-for-the-economy Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Since the emblematic document History will Absolve Me, the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, showed a constant worry over the economy and its development, recall specialists today. Venezuela and Algeria Define Strategy for Oil Prices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6394&SEO=venezuela-and-algeria-define-strategy-for-oil-prices Caracas, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Algeria have agreed in a joint strategy to defend the oil price at the meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), scheduled to take place in Vienna, Austria, on November 30th, according to the Twitter account of Venezuelan Oil Minister, Eulogio Del Pino, who posted the news after a meeting with the African country''s energy minister, Noureddine Boutarfa. Debates with Fidel were a Great School, says Economist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6374&SEO=debates-with-fidel-were-a-great-school-says-economist By Roberto Solomon Havana, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Meetings on Globalization and Development Problems, which came to light on the initiative of Fidel Castro and had his presence, constituted a great school of thought, said one Organizer of those events by ANEC. Hollande Pays Tribute to Fidel, Demands End of Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6357&SEO=hollande-pays-tribute-to-fidel-demands-end-of-blockade-of-cuba Paris, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande called on Saturday for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, after paying tribute to the late leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Next 2017 Very Difficult Year for Brazilian Foreign Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6340&SEO=next-2017-very-difficult-year-for-brazilian-foreign-trade Brasilia, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Foreign Trade Association of Brazil (AEB), José Augusto de Castro, anticipated that the year 2017 will be very difficult for that sector which will reach a superavit of 35 billion dollars. Venezuelan Petroleum Slightly Recovers from Fall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6327&SEO=venezuelan-petroleum-slightly-recovers-from-fall Caracas, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan crude oil closed this week going up, reaching a price of 39.83 dollars a barrel as a standard in the last 7 days. Bolivian Government to Invest More in Solving Water Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6309&SEO=bolivian-government-to-invest-more-in-solving-water-issue La Paz, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has decided to add about $658 million USD to the 2017 general budget, for water, watershed management and basic sanitation programs, to face the country''s drought, state media reported today. Oil Market Keeps Stable Previous to OPEC Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6262&SEO=oil-market-keeps-stable-previous-to-opec-meeting London, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The price of oil kept today its trend to stability previous to the OPEC meeting on November 30, in which it is expected a cut in crude production to stabilize the market. Decree will Summon Referendum on Tax Havens in Ecuqador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6241&SEO=decree-will-summon-referendum-on-tax-havens-in-ecuqador Quito, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ecuador will issue an Executive Decree next December 7 to summon a referendum on tax havens as part of the reinforced combat against that scourge, according to a proposal of President Rafael Correa. Qatar's Emir Reiterates Willingness to Expand Cooperation with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6203&SEO=qatars-emir-reiterates-willingness-to-expand-cooperation-with-cuba Doha, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Qatari Emir, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, has reaffirmed today the willingness to strengthen and expand cooperation relations with Cuba, after welcoming here Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla. Cuban Vice-President Meets UAE Minister of Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6153&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-uae-minister-of-economy Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Council of Ministers'' Vice President, Ricardo Cabrisas, met with the Economy Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, who is visiting the country with a large business delegation. United Arab Emirates and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6103&SEO=united-arab-emirates-and-cuba-strengthen-trade-ties Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Cuba have strengthened today their economic relations with a business forum at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, to discuss opportunities and new ties. Meeting of Leaders in APEC Forum Enters Final Stretch http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5996&SEO=meeting-of-leaders-in-apec-forum-enters-final-stretch Lima, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The APEC Summit in Peru has been focused on the culmination of the meeting of foreign ministers and foreign trade ministers, in addition to the arrival of US President Barack Obama and China, Xi Jinping, among other rulers. Cooperatives, Market and Power at IV Cooperative Summit in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5945&SEO=cooperatives-market-and-power-at-iv-cooperative-summit-in-uruguay Montevideo, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The Fourth Cooperative Summit of the Americas continues today with a keynote address entitled ''Another Economic Rationality: Cooperatives, Market and Power''. Central America, South Korea Conclude FTA Negotiations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5880&SEO=central-america-south-korea-conclude-fta-negotiations Managua, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Central America and South Korea will end negotiations in Managua today for the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which is expected to enter into effect next year. US Entrepreneurs Seek Investment Opportunities in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5813&SEO=us-entrepreneurs-seek-investment-opportunities-in-ecuador Quito, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 12 companies from the United States are visiting Ecuador today to learn about the portfolio of opportunities offered by this South American country in trade and investment. European Central Bank Worried about US Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5766&SEO=european-central-bank-worried-about-us-protectionism Berlin, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Vitor Constancio, has warned of the possible negative economic effects of the US protection measures announced by President-elect Donald Trump. Iran Rules Out Compensation Claimed by Turkey Over Natural Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5732&SEO=iran-rules-out-compensation-claimed-by-turkey-over-natural-gas Tehran, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran ruled out a payment to Turkey of 25 percent economic compensation for the cut in the export of natural gas to the Eurasian country, which triggered a legal dispute, asserted today an official source. British Opposition Party States Against Brexit Implementation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5710&SEO=british-opposition-party-states-against-brexit-implementation London, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The British opposition party Democratic Liberals announced today that it would object the beginning of negotiations for the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union (EU), an action also called Brexit. A Tough Brexit Expected for the United Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5681&SEO=a-tough-brexit-expected-for-the-united-kingdom London, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The credit qualifying agency Standard &Poor''s forecast today a severe Brexit (withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union) in which the UK could lose its free access to the group''s market. US Airlines to Start Daily Flights to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5642&SEO=us-airlines-to-start-daily-flights-to-cuba Havana, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The US company Delta Air Lines will begin to operate daily non-stop flights to this capital for the first time in almost 55 years, an executive of the company confirmed today. IEA urges OPEC to Agree on Oil Production Cut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5616&SEO=iea-urges-opec-to-agree-on-oil-production-cut Paris, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) should decide on its promises of reducing oil production over the next months in order to stabilize the market in 2017, alerted today the International Energy Agency (IEA). Russian Senators Expect to Improve Relations With US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5573&SEO=russian-senators-expect-to-improve-relations-with-us Moscow, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Senate Vice President, Ilias Umiljanov expressed today his hope of an improvement of relations between his country and United States, after a clear deterioration in that sense with the outgoing administration. 370 Economists Consider that Trump is a 'Destructive Option' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5506&SEO=370-economists-consider-that-trump-is-a-destructive-option Washington, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) A letter signed by 370 economists calls on Americans to refuse to vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, considering him a destructive and dangerous option for the country. World Tourism Fair Begins in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5449&SEO=world-tourism-fair-begins-in-london London, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The 37th edition of the World Tourism Fair in London (World Travel Market-WTM) began today with a strong impact of delegations from Latin America and Spain, its organizers said. Banker Suggests Benefits for Ireland Due to Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5431&SEO=banker-suggests-benefits-for-ireland-due-to-brexit Dublin, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Richard Pym, president of Allied Irish Banks in Ireland, suggested that this country could benefit because of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit. Cuba, Most Awarded Country in Trade Fair Fihav 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5415&SEO=cuba-most-awarded-country-in-trade-fair-fihav-2016 Havana, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba was the most awarded country at the 34th Havana International Fair which concluded the eve at the Convention Center of this capital, after five days of intense trading and erxhibition at the fair grounds of Expocuba. 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. More People Favor Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5339&SEO=more-people-favor-dialogue-in-venezuela Caracas, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) More people favor the dialogue between the government and the opposition in Venezuela, even among members of the country''s entrepreneurial sector, in light of fears of predictable social outbreaks. Cuba Is a Country and Nobody Will Change It, Businessman Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5306&SEO=cuba-is-a-country-and-nobody-will-change-it-businessman-says Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a country that defends its roots above any pressure and nobody will change it, Romeo Veronesi, an Italian businessman who participates in the Havana International Fair, FIHAV-2016, said today. Cuba to Offer More Opportunities for Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5260&SEO=cuba-to-offer-more-opportunities-for-foreign-investment Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been presenting today more opportunities for potential foreign investment at the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, attended by more than 3,500 exhibitors from 73 countries. Colombian Minister Optimistic on New Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5208&SEO=colombian-minister-optimistic-on-new-peace-agreement Bogota, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Interior Minister, Juan Fernando Cristo, expressed confidence today that to outline a new peace agreement with the FARC-EP, which summarize the views by most of citizens, will be possible. Protests in Belgium against European Trade Agreement with Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5201&SEO=protests-in-belgium-against-european-trade-agreement-with-canada Brussels, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Detractors of the comprehensive trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada, known as CETA, protested today outside the headquarters of the European Council in this capital. Cuban Vice President Meets Swiss Assistant Secretary of State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5185&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-swiss-assistant-secretary-of-state Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of Ministers, Ricardo Cabrisas, met with Eric Jacob, Swiss assistant secretary of State for Economic Promotion, Granma newspaper reported on Saturday. Panamanian Entrepreneurs to Seek Business at Cuba's Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5141&SEO=panamanian-entrepreneurs-to-seek-business-at-cubas-trade-fair Panama, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) A Panamanian business delegation from many sectors will attend, in late October, the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, with the aim of expanding trade and attracting foreign investment, it was reported here today. British Economy Slows Down http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5115&SEO=british-economy-slows-down London, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) British economy slowed down in the three months after the vote on the Brexit or exit from the European Union (EU), according to official statistics. Mexico and Cuba Agree to Multi-Destination Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5070&SEO=mexico-and-cuba-agree-to-multi-destination-tourism Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The capitals of Mexico and Cuba agreed a letter of intent for touristic promotion with an eye on mufti-destination travels, authorities reported today. Collaboration is Essential to Caribbean Agriculture, Says CTA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5042&SEO=collaboration-is-essential-to-caribbean-agriculture-says-cta George Town, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Michael Hailu, director of the Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), recognized that collaboration was essential to the Caribbean agriculture these days to reach the international market. Britain Financial Situation in Danger Due to Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5005&SEO=britain-financial-situation-in-danger-due-to-brexit London, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The exit of the United Kingdom of the European Union (EU), also known as Brexit, could lead the country to a financial danger, stated today the British Bankers'' Association (ABB). CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Increase Again in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4993&SEO=co2-levels-in-atmosphere-increase-again-in-2016 Washington, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere rose again this year and are expected to remain above the limit of 440 parts per million (ppm) throughout 2016. Preventive Prison for Those Involved in Corruption of Petroecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4957&SEO=preventive-prison-for-those-involved-in-corruption-of-petroecuador Quito, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Judicial authorities of Ecuador dictated preventive prison for those implied in bribery crime in the case of corruption of the government-owned enterprise Petroecuador, local press media said here today. Dominican Republic and Cuba Negotiate Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4925&SEO=dominican-republic-and-cuba-negotiate-trade-agreement Santo Domingo, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Carlos de la Nuez, reported today that the two countries have begun negotiations for the signing of a partial scope trade agreement. ECLAC and ILO Highlight Effects of Labor Market's Slowdown http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4877&SEO=eclac-and-ilo-highlight-effects-of-labor-markets-slowdown Santiago, Chile, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The economic slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean caused a considerable increase in the unemployment rate and the general deterioration of its indicators, according to a joint study by ECLAC and ILO. President Nicolás Maduro to Tour Oil Producing Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4846&SEO=president-nicolas-maduro-to-tour-oil-producing-countries Caracas,Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced today he will travel to the main oil-producing countries to boost consensus in order to stabilize crude prices in the world market. China Makes Considerable Investment Increase in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4792&SEO=china-makes-considerable-investment-increase-in-germany Beijing, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese investment in Germany amounted to 10.8 million dollars in the first half of the year, an increase of almost twice the volume recorded in the past decade, highlighted today the Ministry of Trade. Chinese Currency Drops to Minimum of Last Six Years to USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4759&SEO=chinese-currency-drops-to-minimum-of-last-six-years-to-usd Beijing, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The central parity of the yuan, Chinese currency, dropped todat to a new mínimum low of the last six years to the U.S. dollar by 222 basic points. India, Russia Strengthen Commercial, Defense Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4711&SEO=india-russia-strengthen-commercial-defense-ties Panaji, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) India and Russia signed today 16 agreements and memorandums of understanding in defense, energy, investments, education, space exploration, transportation and trade. Uruguayan President Urges Integrated Development in Summit China-LAC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4678&SEO=uruguayan-president-urges-integrated-development-in-summit-china-lac Beijing, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The president of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, urged today for integrated development at the inauguration of the 10th Business Summit China-Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), held at the city of Tangshan, northern province of Hebei in China. Bolivia Will Grow 4.7 Percent this Year, Says Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4599&SEO=bolivia-will-grow-4.7-percent-this-year-says-minister La Paz, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia expects economic growth of 4.7 percent this year, which will remain as the South American country with better results, said the head of the sector Luis Arce. Cuba Increases Use of Technology in Tobacco Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4564&SEO=cuba-increases-use-of-technology-in-tobacco-campaign Havana, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Tabacuba Business Group reported today that the application of six types of technologies in the 2016-2017 campaign such as drip irrigation and low-pressure spraying have been increasing. OPEC Must Reduce Oil Production to Balance Market, Says IEA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4500&SEO=opec-must-reduce-oil-production-to-balance-market-says-iea Paris, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The oil market might improve its balance if the member countries of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) respect the commitment to producing some 700,000 barrels a day, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. IMF Promises to Foster World Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4470&SEO=imf-promises-to-foster-world-trade Washington, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Main Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) promised to boost global trade and resist all forms of protectionism. Bolivian Oil Company Prioritizes Investments in Santa Cruz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4426&SEO=bolivian-oil-company-prioritizes-investments-in-santa-cruz La Paz, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Fiscals State Oilfield (YPFB) delivered, in September, in the department of Santa Cruz, projects related to the energy sector, worth $ 321 million, company data confirms today. Forecast of Economic Growth Drops in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4377&SEO=forecast-of-economic-growth-drops-in-panama Panama, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reduced previous forecast of growth for the Panamanian economy this year after reviewing world and regional performance, it was reported today. Brazilian Senate Debates Handing Over Pre-Salt Layer to Foreign Firms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4289&SEO=brazilian-senate-debates-handing-over-pre-salt-layer-to-foreign-firms Brasilia, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The House of Deputies of Brazil will continue on Tuesday the debate to reduce the participation of the state-owned company Petrobras in the exploitation of the so-called pre-salt layer, whose reserves are estimated at 176 billion barrels of oil. Bank Workers Strike in Brazil About to Mark One Month http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4260&SEO=bank-workers-strike-in-brazil-about-to-mark-one-month Brasilia, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Meetings scheduled for today will debate actions to follow by bank workers on strike after almost one month of having started on September 6, demanding a salary readjustment. Saudi Kingdom Applies Gregorian Calendar for Public Sector Payment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4254&SEO=saudi-kingdom-applies-gregorian-calendar-for-public-sector-payment Riyadh, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia began to apply the Gregorian calendar to pay salaries and bonuses for government workers, a decision that leaves the Islamic calendar forced by the need for new austerity measures, local media reported today. Bolivia: Over 600 Exhibitors to Attend La Paz International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4217&SEO=bolivia-over-600-exhibitors-to-attend-la-paz-international-fair La Paz, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Some 600 exhibitors from 10 countries will participate in the 15th International Fair of La Paz (Fipaz) to be held from October 5th to 16th in this city, said today the organizing committee. Syria Allocates 65 Billion Dollars to Revitalize Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4183&SEO=syria-allocates-65-billion-dollars-to-revitalize-economy Damascus, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The Higher Council for Economic Planning and Social Syria proposed as priorities for 2017 a figure of 64 thousand 600 million pounds, about 65 million dollars to revitalize the industry and agriculture. Growth Picking Up in China Predicted in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4143&SEO=growth-picking-up-in-china-predicted-in-2016 Beijing, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) China could reach a 6.6 percent economic growth given the performance showed in the first half of the year, more than expected, said the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Bolivia and France to Host Colloquium on Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4107&SEO=bolivia-and-france-to-host-colloquium-on-tourism La Paz, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Bolivia and France will organize the First International Colloquium on Tourism and Sustainable Development, which will take place from September 29 to 30, reported today daily Cambio. Cuba Celebrates World Tourism Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4076&SEO=cuba-celebrates-world-tourism-day Havana, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating today the World Tourism Day with a renewed travel industry and the attention from the five continents to the peculiarities of this archipelago. Italian Airlines and Cruise Ships to Diversify Operations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4055&SEO=italian-airlines-and-cruise-ships-to-diversify-operations-in-cuba Rome, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Given the increase in tourism in Cuba, Italian airlines and cruise ships will diversify operations to the island for the upcoming winter and summer seasons. Bolivia's External Debt is Only 19 percent of GDP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4035&SEO=bolivias-external-debt-is-only-19-percent-of-gdp La Paz, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) At the end of last July the balance of the Bolivian public debt medium- and long-term reached six thousand 811 million dollars, which represents only 19 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP ). China Works to Complete Golden Decade in Relations with Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4019&SEO=china-works-to-complete-golden-decade-in-relations-with-canada Beijing, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Calling to a new golden decade in the China-Canada relations, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang concludes today his official visit to this North American country. China and Canada Explore Possible Free Trade Pact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3978&SEO=china-and-canada-explore-possible-free-trade-pact Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of China Li Keqiang, is on an official visit to Ottawa today for talks with his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, about the possibility of a free trade agreement between the two countries, according to Chinese government reports. Argentina: Fiscal Pressure on Budget to Increase in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3962&SEO=argentina-fiscal-pressure-on-budget-to-increase-in-2017 Buenos Aires, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Fiscal pressure on Argentina''s budget will increase from 25.33 to 25.97 percent in 2017, the Argentinean Political Economics Center (CEPA) warned on Thursday, and predicted that the collection of Personal Assets will drop 41 percent. Chinese Investment Increases in Countries Along the Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3948&SEO=chinese-investment-increases-in-countries-along-the-silk-road Beijing, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese investment in the countries along the Economic Belt and the Silk Road remarkably increased by 38.6 percent, according to figures published today by the Ministry of Commerce. Bolivia Considered as the Crown Jewel of Economy in South America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3904&SEO=bolivia-considered-as-the-crown-jewel-of-economy-in-south-america La Paz, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, said that Bolivia is today the continent''s crown regarding economic issues. The Hotel Nacional Considered the Best in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3878&SEO=the-hotel-nacional-considered-the-best-in-cuba Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The 26th edition of the World Travel Awards has placed Cuba''s Hotel Nacional as the best hotel on the island, it was officially reported today. Port of Melbourne to be Privatized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3832&SEO=port-of-melbourne-to-be-privatized Sídney, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Government will privatize the port of Melbourne handing it to a consortium led by an Australian company and Chinese capitals, they informed today officially. Uruguayan Social Organizations Condemn U.S. Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3802&SEO=uruguayan-social-organizations-condemn-u.s.-blockade-of-cuba Montevideo, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Social organizations in Uruguay demanded here an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by successive U.S. administrations on Cuba for more than 50 years. Vietnam and China Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3794&SEO=vietnam-and-china-strengthen-ties Hanoi, Sept 17 (Prensa Latina) The week concluding today has become part of the history of the ties between Vietnam and China, a stage of a renewed boost to develop bilateral ties, favored by the visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to China. British Experts Concerned by Economic Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3761&SEO=british-experts-concerned-by-economic-situation 16 de septiembre de 2016, 11:20 London, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Most specialized media of European economic news today show concern for the future of Europe and the UK decision to leave the block of the old continent. Temporal Closure of the Mexican Capital's International Airport http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3715&SEO=temporal-closure-of-the-mexican-capitals-international-airport México, Sep 15 sep (PL) The International Airport Benito Juárez of the city of Mexico will shut down operations on September 16 from 10:00 AM to 14:00 local time, as was announced here. Mexico City International Airport Closes Temporarily http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3714&SEO=mexico-city-international-airport-closes-temporarily Mexico, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City will close operations on September 16th between 10:00 and 14:00 hours local time, it was announced today. The main air terminal of this country will suspend the landing and takeoff of aircrafts during this period. Corporations Make more Money than most Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3672&SEO=corporations-make-more-money-than-most-countries Ottawa, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The 10 largest corporations in the world today earn more money than most nations combined, according to an analysis of Global Justice Now (GJN). Macri: Inversins at Any Cost in Agentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3642&SEO=macri-inversins-at-any-cost-in-agentina Buenos Aires, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) President Mauricio Macri inaugurates today the Argentina''s Investment and Business Forum, hoping to motivate domestic and foreign businessmen to inject needed capital into the country. U.S. Prevents Spanish Bank from Offering Services to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3556&SEO=u.s.-prevents-spanish-bank-from-offering-services-to-cuba Madrid, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. on Cuba over 54 years ago, prevented Spanish Banco Santander from offering services to representatives of the Caribbean island in this country, trascended here today. Cuba and France Agree to Explore Investments in Camping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3521&SEO=cuba-and-france-agree-to-explore-investments-in-camping Paris, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and France signed today an agreement to identify possible areas of investment in camping development of high-standard, as part of the business space Collectivities, in which the island is guest of honor, as part of L''Humanité Festival. Flowers in Cuban Keys Increase Honey Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3463&SEO=flowers-in-cuban-keys-increase-honey-production 08 de septiembre de 2016, 11:43 Ciego de Ávila, Cuba, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Placing beehives in the keys north of this city is a strategy carried out by apiculturists to increase honey production, important export ítem for the Cuban economy. Asean Summit Calls on to Reduce Development Gap http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3391&SEO=asean-summit-calls-on-to-reduce-development-gap Vientiane, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The President of Laos, Bounnhang Vorachit, called here today the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders to work to boost even more a sustainable highly integrated economy and reduce the gap in the development of the 10 member states. Polemic Regarding Nomination of ex Spanish Minister to World Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3359&SEO=polemic-regarding-nomination-of-ex-spanish-minister-to-world-bank 05 de septiembre de 2016, 11:11 Madrid,Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) A strong controversy arose today by nomination of former Spanish Minister Jose Manuel Soria to a high post in the World Bank (WB), who resigned last April when he was involved in the scandal known as the Papers of Panama. G-20 Summit Opened in China, for a Better World Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3335&SEO=g-20-summit-opened-in-china-for-a-better-world-economy Beijing, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Summit of the Group of 20 (G-20), led by China, was opened today in this country seeking to establish the guidelines to conduct the weakened global economy, faced with various risks and challenges, to a healthy growth. Agreements Worth Billions Signed at Russian Economic Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3329&SEO=agreements-worth-billions-signed-at-russian-economic-forum Moscow, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The signing of 152 commercial agreements worth more than 24 billion dollars is one of the palpable results of the 2nd Eastern Economic Forum that will conclude on Saturday in the Russian city of Vladivostok. China Bets for Good Results in Meeting Xi and Obama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3310&SEO=china-bets-for-good-results-in-meeting-xi-and-obama Beijing, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) The Finance deputy minister of Chibna, Zhu Guangyao, predicted good results for the next meeting between President Xi Jianping and his peer of the United States, Barack Obama. China, About to Play its Role to Vigorize World Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3279&SEO=china-about-to-play-its-role-to-vigorize-world-economy 02 de septiembre de 2016, 11:31 By Damy Vales Apple Dismisses Impact Because of Litigation with Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3212&SEO=apple-dismisses-impact-because-of-litigation-with-europe 01 de septiembre de 2016, 00:02 Washington, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The US company Apple ruled out that the litigation with the European Union in retalation with tax benefits will affect their short-term financial results. South Bank to Promote South American Development Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3163&SEO=south-bank-to-promote-south-american-development-potential 31 de agosto de 2016, 09:15 Quito, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) With the idea of promoting development and the South American integration, representatives of five countries of the region are discussing in this capital some proposals to build a new financial architecture. European Commissioner Puts Brexit in Doubt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3125&SEO=european-commissioner-puts-brexit-in-doubt 30 de agosto de 2016, 10:24 Berlín, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) European Commissioner for the Economy and the Digital Society, German Günther Oettinger, put in doubt today the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). Previous Meetings to G20 Summit in China Described as Successful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3071&SEO=previous-meetings-to-g20-summit-in-china-described-as-successful By Damy Vales Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) High-ranking Chinese officials described today as fruitful the consultations held on financial and monetary policies previous to the 11th Summit of the G20 Group (G20) to kick off in China on September 4 and 5. Mandate of Secretary General of UNASUR to Conclude in January, 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3044&SEO=mandate-of-secretary-general-of-unasur-to-conclude-in-january-2017 28 de agosto de 2016, 00:02 Quito, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ernesto Samper, who has already served two years in office, announced today that will conclude his mandate by the end of January, 2017. More Than 200.000 Displaced Due to Violence in Honduras http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3035&SEO=more-than-200.000-displaced-due-to-violence-in-honduras 27 de agosto de 2016, 10:51 Tegucigalpa, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Over 200.000 Hondurans were forced to flee in this Central American country last year due to violence, humanitarian agencies reported today. Parliamentarians Meeting Against Hunger Concludes in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2967&SEO=parliamentarians-meeting-against-hunger-concludes-in-costa-rica 26 de agosto de 2016, 00:02 San Jose, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Parliamentary Front against Hunger (FPH), whose members are Mexico, Colombia, Central America and the Dominican Republic concluded here today with the definition of a common agenda to ensure the right to adequate food. Summit G20 in China: For a Better Global Governance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2942&SEO=summit-g20-in-china-for-a-better-global-governance 25 de agosto de 2016, 11:22 By Damy Vales Panamanian Gov't Denies to U.S. Risk of Money Laundering http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2879&SEO=panamanian-govt-denies-to-u.s.-risk-of-money-laundering 24 de agosto de 2016, 09:28 Panama, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Panama rejected today the remarks of the Department of Financial Services of New York (NYDES), of the United States, as a high-risk jurisdiction for money laundering. UAE Offers Egypt One-Billion-Dollar Deposit for Six Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2839&SEO=uae-offers-egypt-one-billion-dollar-deposit-for-six-years 23 de agosto de 2016, 10:11 Abu Dhabi, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) offered Egypt a one-billion-dollar deposit in the Central Bank for six years, authorized sources confirmed on Tuesday. China Domestic Tourism Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2798&SEO=china-domestic-tourism-increases Beijing Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Academy of Tourism reports that the number of domestic tourists increased in 2015 and more than 3,500,000,000 trips were recorded inside the country. IMF Suggests Serious Impact of Population Ageing on Eurozone http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2739&SEO=imf-suggests-serious-impact-of-population-ageing-on-eurozone Brussels, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The ageing of workforce in the Eurozone will curb the growth of production in the coming years, something that joins the high levels of unemployment and debt, said IMF today. Bolivia Awaits Brazil's Decision to Join Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2697&SEO=bolivia-awaits-brazils-decision-to-join-mercosur 19 de agosto de 2016, 09:16 La Paz, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The government of Bolivia awaits the approval of the Congress of Brazil to the protocol of accession of this nation the Southern Common Market (Mercosur, in Spanish). Spanish Progressive Parties Agree to Talk About Future Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2678&SEO=spanish-progressive-parties-agree-to-talk-about-future-government 18 de agosto de 2016, 12:09 Madrid, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesisa, announced today the possibility of exploring the formation of a government with PSOE if the president of the conservative Popular Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy, fails in his investiture. Malaysian Tanker Carrying 900,000 Litres of Diesel Not Hijacked http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2646&SEO=malaysian-tanker-carrying-900000-litres-of-diesel-not-hijacked Kuala Lumpur, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) An oil tanker carrying 900,000 litres of diesel, believed hijacked in Malaysia, has been taken back to Indonesia by its crew following a commercial dispute,it was reported bty the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. Ecuador Government Seeks to Expand the Use of Electronic Money http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2585&SEO=ecuador-government-seeks-to-expand-the-use-of-electronic-money 16 de agosto de 2016, 08:42 Quito, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador government institutions held today a meeting between programmers with the aim of promoting the development of free software to expand the use of electronic money as a means of payment. Venezuela-China Joint Commission to Discuss Cooperation Strategies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2511&SEO=venezuela-china-joint-commission-to-discuss-cooperation-strategies Caracas, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The 5th China-Venezuela High Level Joint Commission is being held in Caracas with the aim of assessing strategic alliances in the development of both nations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated today. Industrial and Manufacturing Production Fall in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2334&SEO=industrial-and-manufacturing-production-fall-in-france 10 de agosto de 2016, 09:44 Paris, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Industrial production in France fell 0.8 percent in June and continued the downward trend recorded in May, with a 0.5 percent fall, the National Institute of Statistics reported today. China to Crack Down on Illegal Rare Earth Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2260&SEO=china-to-crack-down-on-illegal-rare-earth-mining 08 de agosto de 2016, 12:15Beijing Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) China, the largest producer and exporter of rare earth materials, will continue to crack down on illegal mining, processing and sales of the elements to overhaul the industry, an official said today. China Helps Ethiopia and Djibouti with New Railroad Line http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=2176&SEO=china-helps-ethiopia-and-djibouti-with-new-railroad-line 05 de agosto de 2016, 11:47Yibuti, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese rail builders are helping to build and operate a rail project linking Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa with Djibouti''s capital according to national TV. India Claims Kohinoor Diamond From UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1981&SEO=india-claims-kohinoor-diamond-from-uk 01 de agosto de 2016, 08:59New Delhi, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Indian government today is discussing various strategies to recover the famous Kohinoor diamond, which ended in the British royal treasury as war booty after the conflict with the Sikh empire in the nineteenth century. Air France Cancels More Flights on Third Day of Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1902&SEO=air-france-cancels-more-flights-on-third-day-of-strike 29 de julio de 2016, 09:53Paris, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The airline Air France-KLM plans to cancel about 20 percent of its flights today, in the third day of a strike by flight attendants, which is expected to last until next Tuesday. Air France Cancels 20 Percent of Flights Due to Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1854&SEO=air-france-cancels-20-percent-of-flights-due-to-strike 28 de julio de 2016, 10:46Paris, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 20 percent of the Air France -KLM flights have been canceled today on the second day of a mid-summer strike scheduled to take place until Tuesday August 2nd. Ecuador to Boost Tourism with Campaign Promoting Attractions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1711&SEO=ecuador-to-boost-tourism-with-campaign-promoting-attractions 22 de julio de 2016, 09:30Quito, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) ''All you need is Ecuador'', is the the slogan for a new government advertising campaign which aims to turn the South American country into a tourist destination. Truckers Strike Affects Restaurant Sector in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1679&SEO=truckers-strike-affects-restaurant-sector-in-colombia 21 de julio de 2016, 10:50Bogota, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian restaurant industry has begun complaining about the effects of the trucker strike, which is entering its 45th day. Russia Expects Resumption of Regular Flights to Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1618&SEO=russia-expects-resumption-of-regular-flights-to-turkey 20 de julio de 2016, 00:05Moscow, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Despite the still fragile political situation in Turkey after the attempted military coup, Russian authorities are continuing with their plan to resume scheduled and chartered flights to the country. FAO Recognizes Food-Forests Interaction as Necessary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1583&SEO=fao-recognizes-food-forests-interaction-as-necessary 19 de julio de 2016, 00:05Rome, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change recognized that food and forests can not be analyzed separately, said FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva. Venezuela: Increase of Oil Production Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1543&SEO=venezuela-increase-of-oil-production-predicted 18 de julio de 2016, 00:02Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Energy and Mining Minister Eulogio del Pino predicted today the increase of the Venezuelan crusde oil production,for which the nation has association with foreign companies. Angola Establishes As The Largest Oil Producer in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1447&SEO=angola-establishes-as-the-largest-oil-producer-in-africa 15 de julio de 2016, 00:02Luanda, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola produced in June a daily average of 1,773,000,000 barrels of oil and for the fourth month surpasses Nigeria as leading producer of fuel in Africa, it was known here today. Maduro: Wining Economic War Ensure Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1400&SEO=maduro-wining-economic-war-ensure-peace-in-venezuela 14 de julio de 2016, 09:38Caracas, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) President, Nicolas Maduro, stated that the Bolivarian Revolution will ensure civil peace forever, if it win the economic war to which the nation is subjected to. Interjet to Fly to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1342&SEO=interjet-to-fly-to-cuba 13 de julio de 2016, 00:02Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican airline, Interjet, announced today that its flights will start on July 14 to the central Cuban city of Santa Clara (Villa Clara), with two weekly departures. Use of Naled against Zika Rejected in Puerto Rico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1254&SEO=use-of-naled-against-zika-rejected-in-puerto-rico 11 de julio de 2016, 08:55San Juan, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Puerto Rico seemed to be left alone today in its proposal to use the pesticide Naled to combat the mosquito that transmits zika after five candidates for governor spoke against it. Bolivia to Raise Gas Production by 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1176&SEO=bolivia-to-raise-gas-production-by-2020 08 de julio de 2016, 06:00La Paz, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government is today prioritizing several investment and prospecting projects to increase the production of natural gas to about 80 million cubic meters a day by 2020. Paraguayan-Brazilian Hydroelectric Plant Confirms World Leadership http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1132&SEO=paraguayan-brazilian-hydroelectric-plant-confirms-world-leadership 07 de julio de 2016, 10:17Asuncion, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The giant hydroelectric plant ''Itaipu'', a bi-national entity belonging to Paraguay and Brazil, today confirms its ranking among the world leaders in power generation, establishing another production record. In the first half of the year, it generated a record of 51,635,000 megawatts/hour (Mwh). Largest Offshore Wind Farm in Europe to be Built in Holland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1084&SEO=largest-offshore-wind-farm-in-europe-to-be-built-in-holland 06 de julio de 2016, 09:55The Hague, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) An offshore wind farm, with a total power capability of 700 megawatt (MW) will be built in the Netherlands by the Danish company Dong Energy, and will become the largest site of its kind in Europe. Argentinean Economy Keeps Emitting Recession Signals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=1034&SEO=argentinean-economy-keeps-emitting-recession-signals 05 de julio de 2016, 10:53By Martin Hacthoun Venezuelan Proposal Helps Recover Oil Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=983&SEO=venezuelan-proposal-helps-recover-oil-price 04 de julio de 2016, 10:20Caracas, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Oil, Eulogio Del Pino, assured the Venezuelan proposal to freeze crude to January level, impacts positively today in the recovery of oil prices in the international market. Ernest Hemingway International Billfishing Tournament Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=87&SEO=ernest-hemingway-international-billfishing-tournament-begins 13 de junio de 2016, 10:49Havana, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The 66th Ernest Hemingway International Billfishing Tournament begins in Havana today with dozens of vessels from around the world participating.