Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Japan and Chile Insist on Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24929&SEO=japan-and-chile-insist-on-free-trade Tokyo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The desire of Japan and Chile to insist on mutual free trade agreements appears today in the attention of economists and market operators. Mercosur and European Union, The Free Trade Dilemma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24919&SEO=mercosur-and-european-union-the-free-trade-dilemma By Maria Julia MayoralHavana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Countries of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) and the European Union (EU) attempt to end almost 20 years of contradictory negotiations to give life to a trade treaty under the rules of supposed free trade. Venezuelan Cryptocurrency Petro has Impact on World Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24903&SEO=venezuelan-cryptocurrency-petro-has-impact-on-world-market Caracas, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Demand from interested buyers of Venezuelan cryptocurrency Petro rose today to 292 thousand, after beginning operations on February 20 with the pre-sale of 82.5 million units, highlighted president, Nicolas Maduro. Haiti Readies for Caricom Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24859&SEO=haiti-readies-for-caricom-summit Port of Prince, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Haitian authorities readied preparations for the 29th session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), scheduled for February 26 and 27. Chinese Official Tags as Diplomatic Achievement Links with Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24839&SEO=chinese-official-tags-as-diplomatic-achievement-links-with-panama Panama, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The head of the office of the State Council for Chinese Diaspora Affairs, Qiu Yuanping, assured here that the establishment of rtelations with Panama was the most important diplomatic achievement in 2017. Half of Air France's Long-Haul Flights to Be Cancelled due to Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24829&SEO=half-of-air-frances-long-haul-flights-to-be-cancelled-due-to-strike Paris, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Air France announced today that half of its long-haul flights departing from Paris will be cancelled tomorrow, due to the strike convened by the unions to demand a wage increase. Osaka to Host G-20 Summit, 2019 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24824&SEO=osaka-to-host-g-20-summit-2019 Tokyo, feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese city of Osaka will host the summit of the most industrialized countries or the Group of Twenty (G20) next year, official sources reported here. Agri-Food Trade Grows Between Mexico and China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24798&SEO=agri-food-trade-grows-between-mexico-and-china Mexico, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Agricultural exports from Mexico to China has reached a commercial value of $321 million USD in 2017, according to the Customs of the Asian country consigned by the Secretariat of Agriculture. EU Must Disburse Millions of Euros for Erroneous Payments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24754&SEO=eu-must-disburse-millions-of-euros-for-erroneous-payments Brussels, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) must disburse 195.3 million euros to sugar producers for erroneous payments of such product between 1999 and 2001, the Council of the EU bloc reported today. Lavrov Calls on EU to Make Sovereign Decisions on Energy Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24719&SEO=lavrov-calls-on-eu-to-make-sovereign-decisions-on-energy-issue Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on the European Union (EU) today to make independent decisions on issues related to hydrocarbon supplies, when addressing the Munich Security Conference. Nigeria to Welcome Secretary General of OPEC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24684&SEO=nigeria-to-welcome-secretary-general-of-opec Abuja, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of State for petroleum resources in Nigeria, Ibe Kachikwu, announced that the Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, will visit his country in the next few hours. Russia Reiterates Interest in Cameroon's Oil and Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24671&SEO=russia-reiterates-interest-in-cameroons-oil-and-gas Yaoundé, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia's ambassador to Cameroon, Anatoly Bashkin, has reiterated today his country''s interest in the national oil and gas sector, after being received in audience at the Cameroonian Ministry of Energy and Water Resources. Second Auction of New Exchange System Closes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24661&SEO=second-auction-of-new-exchange-system-closes Caracas, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) will end bids today in the new Exchange Complementary Floating System (Dicom), according to a communique of the Currency Auctions Committee. Cuban Cigar Store Opens in Important Cuban Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24637&SEO=cuban-cigar-store-opens-in-important-cuban-region Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) A cigar store named La Estrella opened its doors in the eastern Cuban city of Camagüey, a place that currently receives many foreign visitors, it was officially reported today. Exports Favor German Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24628&SEO=exports-favor-german-economy Berlín, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Official data indicates that exports favored the German economy during the fourth quarter of last year. Turkey Offers Financial Aid for Iraqi Reconstruction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24606&SEO=turkey-offers-financial-aid-for-iraqi-reconstruction Ankara, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s government will provide a five-billion-dollar credit line for Iraqi reconstruction, announced today Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. More People Join General Strike against Temer Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24589&SEO=more-people-join-general-strike-against-temer-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The increasing support to the general strike against the reformo n the pension system promoted by the government of Michel Temer is highlighted today in the digital portal of the Central Única de Trabajadores (CUT) of Brazil. Venezuela Advances in Enhancing Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24575&SEO=venezuela-advances-in-enhancing-tourism Caracas, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Vice Minister for Tourism, Ali Padron, affirmed today the country is advancing in fostering this industry to turn it into one of its main economic engines. Cuba and U.S. Exchange on Fighting Money Laundering http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24549&SEO=cuba-and-u.s.-exchange-on-fighting-money-laundering Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Cuba and the United States met today in Washington for their second technical meeting to prevent and fight money laundering, informed today a note of the island''s Foreign Ministry. Barbados Businessmen Explore Trade Opportunities in Guyana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24529&SEO=barbados-businessmen-explore-trade-opportunities-in-guyana Georgetown, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) A group of Barbados service manufacturers and exporters will remain in Guyana this week to explore opportunities for trade with that Caribbean country, local press reported today.