Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Ecuadorean Government Takes Actions Against Child Labor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15851&SEO=ecuadorean-government-takes-actions-against-child-labor Quito, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean Government is currently taking some actions to wipe out child labor before 2021, which affects around 200,000 children. Venezuelan Electoral Power Asks For Support to Garantee Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15845&SEO=venezuelan-electoral-power-asks-for-support-to-garantee-security Caracas, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, has asked the Defense Council activated in Venezuela to join the electoral process as a State action to guarantee the national security and defense of the Venezuelans. Overpowering Persecution against Lula, Unequaled in Brazilian History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15835&SEO=overpowering-persecution-against-lula-unequaled-in-brazilian-history Brasilia, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The history of Brazil did not know until today a judicial, media and political persecution as overwhelming as that suffering ex president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, denounced the Workers'' Party (PT). Syrian Army Surrounds ISIS Terrorists in the Center of the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15833&SEO=syrian-army-surrounds-isis-terrorists-in-the-center-of-the-country Damascus, July 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army troops and allied militias have rapidly moved forward in the last 24 hours to surround ISIS terror groups in the center and east of the country, according to military sources today. Venezuela Is Absent from Illegal Mercosur Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15832&SEO=venezuela-is-absent-from-illegal-mercosur-meeting Caracas, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is absent from the meeting of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), to open today in Buenos Aires, Argentina, because it considers it illegal, as it lacks legality and violates basic standards of international law. President Evo Morales Begins Working Visit in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15829&SEO=president-evo-morales-begins-working-visit-in-cuba Havana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has begun a short visit to Cuba today to later travel to Argentina, where he will attend the 50th Meeting of the Common Market Council of MERCOSUR. India to Meet its Next President Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15827&SEO=india-to-meet-its-next-president-today New Delhi, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Indians will know today their next president''s name, a post disputed by former governor Ram Nath Kovind and the ex-parliamentary Meira Kumar supported by the government and the opposition, respectively. Defense Council Supports Measures in Defense of Venezuela Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15813&SEO=defense-council-supports-measures-in-defense-of-venezuela-sovereignty Caracas, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Deputy President Tareck El Aissami supported today the measures passed by the National Defense Council (CDN) given the threats posed by the United States to take economic sanctions against Venezuela. Opposition Defeat Sets the Political Scene in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15787&SEO=opposition-defeat-sets-the-political-scene-in-ecuador Quito, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The decision taken by the National Assembly (Parliament) to file the impeachment request against Ecuadorean Vice President, Jorge Glas, has set today the political setting in this South American nation. Major Cabinet Reshuffle in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15782&SEO=major-cabinet-reshuffle-in-turkey Ankara, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has submitted his cabinet reshuffle after a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Bolivian Parliamentarians Welcome Meeting with Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15780&SEO=bolivian-parliamentarians-welcome-meeting-with-chile La Paz, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian lawmakers have welcomed the upcoming meeting of the Border Committee with Chile, to be held in Santa Cruz, and hope to achieve breakthroughs in resolving incidents along the line of demarcation. Chinese Scientists to Develop Intelligent Drilling Systems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15776&SEO=chinese-scientists-to-develop-intelligent-drilling-systems Beijing, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese researchers, scientists and specialist are currently working on developing intelligent drilling systems with independent intellectual property rights, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announces today. Syrian Army Develops Offensive in Southern Raqqa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15774&SEO=syrian-army-develops-offensive-in-southern-raqqa Damascus, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) After fierce fighting, the Syrian army is carrying out some offensive operations in southern Raqqa, where U.S. forces are besieged by US-backed Islamic forces, military sources said today. US Federal Senate is Asked to Include Puerto Rico in Tax Reform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15771&SEO=us-federal-senate-is-asked-to-include-puerto-rico-in-tax-reform San Juan, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Former Governor Anibal Acevedo Vila has said today that the current crisis in Puerto Rico requires a different economic relationship with the United States, and therefore it requested its inclusion in any US federal tax system reform. Philippine President Calls for Extension of Martial Law in Mindanao http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15761&SEO=philippine-president-calls-for-extension-of-martial-law-in-mindanao Manila, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Parliament to extend the Martial Law in the southern island of Mindanao until December 31st to eliminate terrorism in that region, said today the Manila Times. Turkey to Fight Terror 'to the end' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15735&SEO=turkey-to-fight-terror-to-the-end Ankara, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said that his government will resolutely continue fighting terrorism in the country and beyond, till eliminating the last terrorist. 'I will Fight Until the End to Defend My Dignity', Says Lula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15732&SEO=i-will-fight-until-the-end-to-defend-my-dignity-says-lula Brasilia, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Tuesday repeated his conviction that he is a victim of true political persecution, and assured that he will fight to the end for his dignity. Evo Morales to Attend Forum of Sao Paulo Meeting in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15731&SEO=evo-morales-to-attend-forum-of-sao-paulo-meeting-in-nicaragua La Paz, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will travel to Nicaragua to attend the 23rd Sao Paulo Forum which will be held in Managua on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista People´s Revolution. Syrian Army Makes Further Advance in Raqqa towards Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15730&SEO=syrian-army-makes-further-advance-in-raqqa-towards-deir-ezzor Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) After fierce fighting, Syrian Army units have reportedly crushed more ISIS positions in southwestern Raqqa, taking control of more terrain in the offensive towards the province of Deir Ezzor. Putin Highlights Russia's Aerospace Development at MAKS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15726&SEO=putin-highlights-russias-aerospace-development-at-maks Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today highlighted the development of aerospace technology in his country, which has the potential to show the world, at the opening of the 12th International Aerospace Fair of Moscow (MAKS), being held at the Zhukovsky airport. Sao Paulo Forum to Approve Our Americas Consensus in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15720&SEO=sao-paulo-forum-to-approve-our-americas-consensus-in-nicaragua Managua, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Sao Paulo Forum will officially approve the Our Americas Consensus here on Tuesday, a programmatic document to promote unity among progressive and left-wing forces in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cuba and Colombia Foster Political and Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15716&SEO=cuba-and-colombia-foster-political-and-trade-ties Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Colombia have today strong political and commercial ties, following the recently concluded official visit by the president of that South American nation, Juan Manuel Santos, to the Caribbean island. Four Ex Presidents Declared Persona Non Grata in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15715&SEO=four-ex-presidents-declared-persona-non-grata-in-venezuela Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has declared former Presidents Jorge Quiroga (Bolivia), Andres Pastrana (Colombia) and Laura Chinchilla and Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Costa Rica) as persona non grata, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry posted on its Twitter account. Colombian President Honors Cuba's National Hero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15699&SEO=colombian-president-honors-cubas-national-hero Havana, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos paid tribute today to the Cuban National Hero Jose Marti in the Memorial of the Revolution Square, accompanied by the Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra. China Welcomes Talks Proposal Between Pyongyang and Seoul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15689&SEO=china-welcomes-talks-proposal-between-pyongyang-and-seoul Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China applauded today a proposal by the Republic of Korea to hold military talks and between Red Cross organizations with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), urging both sides to reach a consensus. 67-Percent US Citizens Rejects Trump's Twitter Habits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15688&SEO=67-percent-us-citizens-rejects-trumps-twitter-habits Washington, July 17 (Prensa Latina) 67 percent of US citizens disapproved of President Donald Trump''s unconventional Twitter habits to comunicate with the people, according to ABC News and The Washington Post. Several Women Aspire to the ANC Presidency in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15679&SEO=several-women-aspire-to-the-anc-presidency-in-south-africa Pretoria, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Several South African women have begun promoting political campaigns as presidential candidates for the African National Congress (ANC), ahead of the conference that the organization will hold in December to elect its new leaders, it was reported today. Argentina Holds Technical Meetings Prior MERCOSUR Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15677&SEO=argentina-holds-technical-meetings-prior-mercosur-summit Buenos Aires, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The technical meetings of the MERCOSUR''s Summit of Heads of State will begin today prior to the event, in which the heads of States of that bloc and other guests will bring together in the Argentine city of Mendoza. Temer's Fortune Wasted to Buy Lawmakers will Be Useless http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15675&SEO=temers-fortune-wasted-to-buy-lawmakers-will-be-useless Brasilia, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The fortune that Michel Temer wasted to buy lawmakers to try to bury the charges of corruption against him will be useless, the president of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism, José Roberto de Toledo, said today. Tropical Storm Talas Bears Down on Central Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15674&SEO=tropical-storm-talas-bears-down-on-central-vietnam Hanoi, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The disappearance of a dozen sailors and material damages, in principle classified as large amount, is the fatal trail left by Tropical Storm Talas as it battered along the central Vietnamese provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh. Russia: U.S. Conditions to Return Properties Are Unacceptable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15673&SEO=russia-u.s.-conditions-to-return-properties-are-unacceptable Moscow, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today that the imposition of conditions to unblock its diplomatic properties in New York and Washington are unacceptable, and called for dialogue in that regard between the two countries'' foreign ministries. Syrian Army Faces Attacks in Southern Part of Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15670&SEO=syrian-army-faces-attacks-in-southern-part-of-country Damascus, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist elements have attacked Syrian army units in the southern region of the country, according to some images and information released by military sources in Damascus. As reported by several media, including the Al Masdar News website, these terror troops belong to the Jaysh Osoud al Sharquiyah group, linked to the so-called US-backed Syrian Free Army (ELS). Venezuela Denounces Media Manipulation of Electoral Drill http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15669&SEO=venezuela-denounces-media-manipulation-of-electoral-drill Caracas, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has denounced today El Pais newspaper, for distorting the Venezuelan reality, by making improper use of images and manipulating the truth, to confuse international public opinion. Former FBI Director James Comey is Writing a Book http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15653&SEO=former-fbi-director-james-comey-is-writing-a-book Washington,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director who was fired in May by President Trump, is writing a book about his experience in public service, including his tumultuous and brief tenure in the Trump administration. Fire in Eastern China Kills 22, Injures 3 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15652&SEO=fire-in-eastern-china-kills-22-injures-3 Beijing,Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) At least 22 people were killed and three others wounded after a house caught fire in China''s eastern Jiangsu Province today, according to reports. Bolivia to Discuss Protocol for Border Issues in Meeting with Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15649&SEO=bolivia-to-discuss-protocol-for-border-issues-in-meeting-with-chile La Paz, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will present a draft protocol to settle the border incidents at a meeting with Chile, scheduled for June 25th in the department of Santa Cruz, said Bolivian foreign minister Fernando Huanacuni. Values and Legacy of Nelson Mandela Highlighted in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15647&SEO=values-and-legacy-of-nelson-mandela-highlighted-in-cuba Havana, July 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sports delegates, executives and participants in the race for the International Day of South African leader Nelson Mandela highlighted today the importance of their legacy for the new generations in the world. More than 100,000 migrants arrived in Europe in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15646&SEO=more-than-100000-migrants-arrived-in-europe-in-2017 Geneva, July 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of 103 thousand 175 migrants arrived in the Mediterranean Sea to Europe so far this year, ANC President Calls on Alliance Members to Achieve Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15636&SEO=anc-president-calls-on-alliance-members-to-achieve-unity Pretoria, July 15 (Prensa Latina) African National Congress (ANC) President, Baleka Mbete, called on members of the South African government''s tripartite alliance to resolve their differences and join forces to successfully face the 2019 general elections, here. Islamist Organization and Leaders Condemn Israeli Action in Al-Aqsa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15633&SEO=islamist-organization-and-leaders-condemn-israeli-action-in-al-aqsa Riyadh, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and various Arab and Muslim institutions and countries condemned today Israel''s decision to close the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and ban Palestinians from praying. Mexico to Host Summit on Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15629&SEO=mexico-to-host-summit-on-cancer Mexico, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will host the World Leaders Summit on Cancer 2017, Cities Leading the Change, a venue to contribute reaching the target of reducing by 25 percent the deaths due to that illness in 2025, it was known today. Syria Describes Seventh Round of Dialogue in Geneva as Useful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15623&SEO=syria-describes-seventh-round-of-dialogue-in-geneva-as-useful United Nations, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Syrian governmental delegation at the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, Bashar al-Jaafari, described today as useful the seventh round of talks, in which the fight against terrorism was discussed by the parts. Man Stabs Six Tourists in Egypt in Deadly Spree; Two Died http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15622&SEO=man-stabs-six-tourists-in-egypt-in-deadly-spree-two-died Cairo, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) An unidentified man attacked six foreign tourists, two of whom died in the luxurious spa town of Hurghada, south of the Sinai peninsula facing the Red Sea, reported the Interior Ministry. Pastors for Peace Highlights Legacy of Reverend Lucius Walker http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15621&SEO=pastors-for-peace-highlights-legacy-of-reverend-lucius-walker Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Members of the 28th Caravan of the United States-Cuba Friendship of Pastors for Peace highlighted today the legacy of Rev. Lucius Walker, initiator of this solidarity initiative 25 years ago. State Budget 2016 Guaranteed Social Services in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15618&SEO=state-budget-2016-guaranteed-social-services-in-cuba Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban state budget managed to guarantee the financial demands for social services while supporting the funding required in the productive sphere, noted the Minister of Finance and Prices, Lina Pedraza. Venezuelan FM Denounces US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15609&SEO=venezuelan-fm-denounces-us-attack Caracas, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Samuel Moncada, has denounced today the US intentions to increase its attacks against the sovereignty of the South American nation through pressure to other countries. A Venezuelan Majority Not Trusting the Opposition to Solve the Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15602&SEO=a-venezuelan-majority-not-trusting-the-opposition-to-solve-the-crisis Caracas, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) A 71 percent of the Venezuelans believe that the national opposition lacks a concrete plan to overcome the current economic situation in the country, according to investigation carried out by Hinterlaces pollster. Pakistan- Government and Opposition Fight Over Future Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15600&SEO=pakistan-government-and-opposition-fight-over-future-prime-minister New Delhi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Although he refuses to leave his post, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is against the ropes today due to a corruption scandal that involves him and that it is used by the opposition to demand that he be replaced at the helm of the country. Elections in Brazil without Lula Would Be a Fraud, FMLN Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15598&SEO=elections-in-brazil-without-lula-would-be-a-fraud-fmln-says San Salvador, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) has described today as an attack to the Brazilian democracy a recent ruling to remove former President Luiz Inacio ''Lula'' da Silva from the electoral battle. South African Doctors Trained in Cuba Graduate in KwaZulu-Natal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15597&SEO=south-african-doctors-trained-in-cuba-graduate-in-kwazulu-natal Pretoria, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) About 70 South African doctors who studied in Cuba were graduated today at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, at a ceremony presided over by Deputy Health Minister of this country, Joe Phaahla, and Cuba''s Ileana Morales. Seventh Round of the Intra-Syrian Dialogue Ends in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15593&SEO=seventh-round-of-the-intra-syrian-dialogue-ends-in-geneva United Nations, July 14 (Prensa Latina) The seventh round of the UN-sponsored dialogue between Syrian government and opposition representatives ends today in Geneva, and the mediator of the process, Staffan de Mistura, will report to the Security Council. Cuban MPs Analyze Progress of the Country in Plenary Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15588&SEO=cuban-mps-analyze-progress-of-the-country-in-plenary-session Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Parliament is analyzing today the full progress of the country by reviewing the summary of the main issues discussed during the Ninth period of session of its Eighth Legislature. 'Prensa Latina is a Referent in Global Information': Pascual Serrano http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15586&SEO=prensa-latina-is-a-referent-in-global-information-pascual-serrano By Jorge Petinaud Seven Thousand Stolen Mobile Phones Seized in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15579&SEO=seven-thousand-stolen-mobile-phones-seized-in-mexico Mexico, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of the Finance Ministry in Mexico City occupied seven stolen thousand cell phones during an operation in several commercial places of the historical center, said today the press. Brazil to Continue Bleeding while Temer Rules, Says Parliamentarian http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15578&SEO=brazil-to-continue-bleeding-while-temer-rules-says-parliamentarian Brasilia, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) As long as President Michel Temer remains in power, Brazil will continue to bleed, parliamentarian from the Workers'' Party (PT) Patrus Ananias told the Constitutional and Justice Commission (CCJ) of the Lower House. Caravan of Pastors for Peace Begins Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15574&SEO=caravan-of-pastors-for-peace-begins-visit-to-cuba Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The 28th Caravan of the United States-Cuba Friendship, led by Pastors for Peace, arrived today to Cuba, seeking to support the calls for the end of the economic, financial and commercial blockade set up by the United States. Chile to Request Extradition of Dictatorship Assassin in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15563&SEO=chile-to-request-extradition-of-dictatorship-assassin-in-usa Santiago de Chile, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court gave green light to the petition to the United States to extradite Armando Fernandez Larios, ex-Army officer accused of participation in several assassinations. Tillerson Left Persian Gulf Apparently without Resolving Qatar Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15562&SEO=tillerson-left-persian-gulf-apparently-without-resolving-qatar-crisis Cairo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left Doha on Thursday with no breakthrough reported in resolving the month-long dispute, which pits the Saudi-led Arab quartet against Qatar. USA Preventing Inspection of Chemicals Weapons in Syria, Says Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15560&SEO=usa-preventing-inspection-of-chemicals-weapons-in-syria-says-russia Moscow, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The United States by all means tries to prevent the sending of experts to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria, denounced today Mikhail Ulianov, director of the arms control department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Cameroon: Death Toll From Terror Attack Rises to 19 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15559&SEO=cameroon-death-toll-from-terror-attack-rises-to-19 Yaunde, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the double bombing in northern Cameroon rose to 19 today, after accounts from authorized sources. Paraguayan Guasu Front Against Lula da Silva Sentence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15557&SEO=paraguayan-guasu-front-against-lula-da-silva-sentence Asuncion, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The condemnation of former Brazilian president Lula Da Silva is a new blow to democracy in Brazil, the Paraguayan left-wing Front Guasu party (FG) believes today. Bolivian FM Highlights Importance of Borders Meeting with Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15556&SEO=bolivian-fm-highlights-importance-of-borders-meeting-with-chile La Paz, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni has stated that the meeting of the Border Committee with Chile stands out today as an important mechanism to resolve consular and border issues between the two countries. PEMEX Workers Accused of Stealing Fuel in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15553&SEO=pemex-workers-accused-of-stealing-fuel-in-mexico Mexico, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 600 workers, union members and reliable to the company Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), were accused of participating during one year in stealing fuel from the company, according top reports today. Maduro Calls for Justice for Victims of Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15545&SEO=maduro-calls-for-justice-for-victims-of-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has approved a budget of 40 billion bolivares (about $15 million USD) for the Venezuelan National Victim Assistance Fund. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15543&SEO=bangladesh-sri-lanka-strengthen-ties Dhaka, July 13 (Prensa Latina) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today began a three-day visit to Bangladesh focused on strengthening economic and trade ties between the two South Asian countries. One Million Adolescents without Educational Coverage in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15540&SEO=one-million-adolescents-without-educational-coverage-in-guatemala Guatemala, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) One million adolescents are without educational coverage at different levels of education in Guatemala, according to local educational research organizations. Cuban Ministers Report before Parliament's Committees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15537&SEO=cuban-ministers-report-before-parliaments-committees Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the agencies of the Cuban State central administration are reporting today on their management to the legislators, prior to the Ninth Ordinary Session of the Eighth Legislature of the Parliament. Malaysia Warns ISIS Is Expanding in South East Asia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15530&SEO=malaysia-warns-isis-is-expanding-in-south-east-asia Kuala Lumpur, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has warned on the expansion of the Islamic State (ISIS) in South East Asia, where the terrorist organization wants to set bases after losing territory in the Middle East. Cuban Food-Processing Industry Targeted by National Deputies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15511&SEO=cuban-food-processing-industry-targeted-by-national-deputies Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban food-processing industry is undergoing a phased recovery, which prioritizes the dairy and meat industries, given the financial, material and human impossibility of making progress in all sectors. Evo Morales Highlights Image Won by Bolivia With Return of Chileans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15494&SEO=evo-morales-highlights-image-won-by-bolivia-with-return-of-chileans La Paz, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has highlighted the international image won by the country after the return of two Chilean police officers that were arrested inside Bolivian territory on July 7. Black List of Journalists Covering G20 in Germany Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15493&SEO=black-list-of-journalists-covering-g20-in-germany-denounced Berlin, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Politicians and press associations criticized the withdrawal of accreditations for dozens of journalists during the recent G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg, news media report today. Russia and China to Veto US Resolution Against North Korea at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15492&SEO=russia-and-china-to-veto-us-resolution-against-north-korea-at-un Moscow, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will veto a US draft resolution in the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), released the media here today. UN-Supported Intra-Syrian Dialogue Continues in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15488&SEO=un-supported-intra-syrian-dialogue-continues-in-geneva Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The 7th round of the so-called Intra-Syrian Dialogue continues at UN''s headquarters in Geneva where a government''s delegation headed by top diplomat Bashar al-Jaafari is talking with oppositions representatives. US Consortium Involved in Aggression vs. Venezuelan Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15487&SEO=us-consortium-involved-in-aggression-vs.-venezuelan-ambassador Caracas, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Gabriel Manzano and Tatiana Low, the attackers of Venezuelan diplomat Rafael Ramirez, hold executive positions in the U.S. consortium Citibank, stated as one of the main actors in the financial war against Venezuela, media announced today. Ramirez, current Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations, recently denounced that two people attacked several members of his family in New York City, La Tabla website posted. Spain Dismantles International Network of Child Pornography http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15482&SEO=spain-dismantles-international-network-of-child-pornography Madrid, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) With the arrest of 50 people in 15 countries, Spain has dismantled an international network of distribution of child pornography through the WhatsApp mobile instant messaging service, reported the National Police here Friday. Mexican Oil Production Touches Bottom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15480&SEO=mexican-oil-production-touches-bottom México, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil extraction in Mexico will fall by the end of this year below the two million barrels per day, its lowest level since 1980, it was known today. Economic and Social Issues Focus Debates on Cuban Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15476&SEO=economic-and-social-issues-focus-debates-on-cuban-parliament Havana, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians are analyzing today the implementation of the capacity recovery program in the food industry during the third and final working day of the Permanent Committees of that legislative body. Industrial Summit Proposed for 2019 in Russian Innoprom Expo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15471&SEO=industrial-summit-proposed-for-2019-in-russian-innoprom-expo Ekaterimburgh, Russia, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Minister of Trade and Industry, Denis Manturov, supported the initiative of Sverdlov province, Evgueni Kuibashev, to host an industrial sunmit as part of the Innoprom-2019 expo in this city. Trump Was Isolated at G-20 Summit, Bolivian President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15426&SEO=trump-was-isolated-at-g-20-summit-bolivian-president-says La Paz, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has said today that his United States peer, Donald Trump, was isolated at the decision of the G-20 Summit participants to support the Paris Agreement. New York Activists Agree On New Solidarity Actions for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15424&SEO=new-york-activists-agree-on-new-solidarity-actions-for-cuba New York, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Activists of solidarity with Cuba from organizations based in this city, have agreed new actions for the coming months, during a meeting that ended on Monday night. Venezuelan Opposition Recognizes Possible Plebiscite Failure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15419&SEO=venezuelan-opposition-recognizes-possible-plebiscite-failure Caracas, July 11 (Prensa Latina) The former secretary general of the opposition Democratic Presidential Table (MUD), Jesús ''Chúo'' Torrealba, acknowledged a possible failure of the plebiscite called for July 16 due to the lack of organizational capacity of the right. Pope Francis Approves New Criterion of Beatification and Canonization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15417&SEO=pope-francis-approves-new-criterion-of-beatification-and-canonization Rome, July 11 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis approved on his own initiative today to include the ''offering of life'' among the criteria for the process of beatification and canonization in the Catholic Church. Canadian Armed Forces Supporting Emergency Response to Wildfires B.C http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15382&SEO=canadian-armed-forces-supporting-emergency-response-to-wildfires-b.c Ottawa,Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have sent air assets, liaison and personnel to support the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires in British Columbia. Philippines-Death Toll in Marawi Conflict Breaches 500 Mark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15365&SEO=philippines-death-toll-in-marawi-conflict-breaches-500-mark Manila, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Armed Forces of the Philippines today reported that the number of fatalities in Marawi since the pro-ISIS Maute group attacked government troops on May 23 has breached the 500 mark,according to Army General Restituto Padilla. USA Agents in Charge of Coup Plan in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15375&SEO=usa-agents-in-charge-of-coup-plan-in-venezuela Caracas, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Journalist Jose Vicente Rangel has affirmed today that the coup d''Etat in progress in Venezuela has been worked in U.S. war laboratories by specialists in destabilizing activities. China, Asean Strengthen Trade and Economic Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15369&SEO=china-asean-strengthen-trade-and-economic-links Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of Southe Eastern Asia Nations (Asean) advanced in strengthening trade and economic relations due mainly to political confidence and the annual between both parts, it was highlighted here today. Iran Assures It Is Ready to Address US inappropriate measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15368&SEO=iran-assures-it-is-ready-to-address-us-inappropriate-measures Tehran, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran is well prepared to deal with any inappropriate measure taken by Washington, specially directed to hinder the nuclear deal with the world major powers, Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed. Venezuela: Maduro Calls to Walk Firmly towards Constituent Assembly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15364&SEO=venezuela-maduro-calls-to-walk-firmly-towards-constituent-assembly Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called today on the people to continue to walk firmly towards the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) to achieve peace in the country. Russian Missile-Launcher Frigate Steaming towards Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15361&SEO=russian-missile-launcher-frigate-steaming-towards-syria Tehran, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian''s Admiral Essen frigate, a sophisticated missile launching vessel, is on her way to Syria''s waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, a military source affiliated to the Russian Defense Ministry was quoted as saying by FARS news agency. Opportunities and Challenges in Chinese Auto, Spare Parts Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15357&SEO=opportunities-and-challenges-in-chinese-auto-spare-parts-market Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The fast development of the auto and spare parts market in China shows the world that despite challenges, opportunities in that sector are greater with the manufacturing of electrtic, intelligent and conventional vehicles. Tobacco Areas to Increase in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15355&SEO=tobacco-areas-to-increase-in-cuba Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Considered the greatest tobacco producing region in the country, this western Cuban province will increase 700 hectares for the crop of the solanaceous leaf in the coming campaign, and the initial plantings are scheduled for October. Anti-polio Vaccination Campaign Begins in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15354&SEO=anti-polio-vaccination-campaign-begins-in-pakistan Islamabad, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s health authorities today began a massive campaign to vaccinate more than 10,4 million children against poliomyelitis in order to eradicate the country''s disease. Brazilian Senator Lindbergh Farias Demands Direct Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15346&SEO=brazilian-senator-lindbergh-farias-demands-direct-elections Brasilia, July 9 (Prensa Latina) The Workers'' Party (PT) Leader in the Federal Senate, Lindbergh Farias, has urged today people´s and social movements and citizens to ''not lose focus'' and demand direct elections . Trumps:This is the Moment to Move Forward in US-Russia Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15344&SEO=trumpsthis-is-the-moment-to-move-forward-in-us-russia-ties Washington, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump said today this is the moment to move forward in a constructive relation with Russia, after the recent meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany, venue of G-20 summit. Election Campaign to Begin for National Constituent Assembly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15341&SEO=election-campaign-to-begin-for-national-constituent-assembly Caracas, July 9 (Prensa Latina) Over 6,000 candidates will begin their election campaign on July 30 for electing the 545 members for the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Syria Rebuffs Israeli Local Election in Golan Heights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15339&SEO=syria-rebuffs-israeli-local-election-in-golan-heights Damascus, July 9 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministry and Expatriates has affirmed that Syria categorically rejects the Israeli announcement for holding elections on October 2018 in the villages of the occupied Syrian Golan, according to a release today. Venezuelan Justice Takes Humanitarian Measure in Favor of Opponent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15328&SEO=venezuelan-justice-takes-humanitarian-measure-in-favor-of-opponent Caracas, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) granted home arrest to Venezuelan opponent Leopoldo Lopez, who was serving time in a prison in the state of Miranda and was having health problems. Venezuela Lauds Merits of Mission Miracle after 13 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15325&SEO=venezuela-lauds-merits-of-mission-miracle-after-13-years Caracas, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) As an initiative by the historic leaders of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and Cuba, Fidel Castro, Mission Miracle, a social program created 13 years ago, has returned visual health to millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Erdogan Presents Relations with Russia as Example http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15322&SEO=erdogan-presents-relations-with-russia-as-example Hamburg, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russia, Vladimir Putin, met today in the framework of the Summit of the G20 being held here, where they lauded their countries'' good relations and analyzed the situation in Syria. Russia, USA and Jordan to Work on Demilitarization Zone in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15315&SEO=russia-usa-and-jordan-to-work-on-demilitarization-zone-in-syria Moscow, July 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian police, in cooperation with the United States and Jordan, will patrol a demilitarized zone in southern Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today at the G20 Summit. UN Adopts Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15287&SEO=un-adopts-treaty-banning-nuclear-weapons United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Around 130 countries adopted a treaty today banning nuclear weapons, a multilateral instrument negotiated without the participation of States possessing such devices, by consensus at the United Nations. Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Adopted at UN by Vote http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15286&SEO=treaty-banning-nuclear-weapons-adopted-at-un-by-vote By Waldo Mendiluza Putin, Trump Holds First Meeting; They Agree It Was Good http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15284&SEO=putin-trump-holds-first-meeting-they-agree-it-was-good Hamburg, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Presidents Vladimir Putin, of Russia, and Donald Trump, of the United States, held today in Hamburg, Germany, a much-anticipated first meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, and said it was good and they would continue to meet. Arab Countries Announce New Sanctions Against Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15281&SEO=arab-countries-announce-new-sanctions-against-qatar Cairo, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Qatar will be subject to further sanctions for Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, a joint statement says here today, some few hours after a meeting of foreign ministers from those states. Biggest Solidarity Economy Fair of Latin America Starts Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15276&SEO=biggest-solidarity-economy-fair-of-latin-america-starts-today Brasilia, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The biggest gathering on solidarity economy of Latin America, the International Cooperativism Fair (Feicoop) starts today in the gaucho city of Santa Maria, in the central region of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Putin Calls in Hamburg to Form a Common Front against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15273&SEO=putin-calls-in-hamburg-to-form-a-common-front-against-terrorism Moscow, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today reiterated his call to form a common front, under the leadership of the United Nations, against international terrorism, speaking at the summit of the G-20 Group in Hamburg, Germany. Communist Party Wins Local Elections in Nepal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15265&SEO=communist-party-wins-local-elections-in-nepal Kathmandu, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Communist Party of Nepal-Marxist Unified Leninist (CPN-UML) became the first local-level force in this country by winning 268 of the 617 disputed councils in the recent elections, according to data released today. Gabon's President Begins Official Talks in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15264&SEO=gabons-president-begins-official-talks-in-cuba Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Gabon''s President, Ali Bongo, is complying here today with an official agenda whose objective is to meet with his peer and host, Raul Castro. Germany to Call for Fair Trade Regulations at G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15255&SEO=germany-to-call-for-fair-trade-regulations-at-g20-summit Hamburg, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) German chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany will defend free trade with fair regulations at the G20 Summit, starting here tomoday amid differences and social protests. UN Expert Admits Pressure Regarding Investigations on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15246&SEO=un-expert-admits-pressure-regarding-investigations-on-syria United Nations, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Edmond Mulet, head of the Joint Investigation Mechanism (JIM) on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, admitted here Thursday that he is receiving pressure to work on the results of the investigations and adapt them to political interests. Two Dead People and 500,000 Evacuated because of Strong Rains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15245&SEO=two-dead-people-and-500000-evacuated-because-of-strong-rains Tokyo, Japan, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) At least two people died and 11 are reported as disappeared in Japan, because of the strong rains affecting the southwest of the archipelago, said Japanese state television and radio chain Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) Thursday. Katherine Harrington Barred from Performing her Duties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15244&SEO=katherine-harrington-barred-from-performing-her-duties Caracas, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Deputy Attorney General Katherine Harrington was barred from performing her duties today, since she was denied entry to the main department of the Attorney General´s Office in the capital. Haiti Wants to Improve Emergent Situation by 2030 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15243&SEO=haiti-wants-to-improve-emergent-situation-by-2030 Port au Prince, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations in Haiti and the Government signed a 2017-2021 Outline Agreement that will be the guideline to meet the sustainable development goals and reach 2030 in better conditions, the station Radio Metropole reported today. China and Germany Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15219&SEO=china-and-germany-agree-to-strengthen-bilateral-ties Beijing, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on an official visit to Germany today, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to upgrade bilateral relations and design a new project for the future development of the integral strategic association. Brazil Must be Alert to Coup Radicalization, Warns Dilma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15213&SEO=brazil-must-be-alert-to-coup-radicalization-warns-dilma Brasilia, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Former President Dilma Rousseff warned that Brazil should be alert for a possible radicalization of the coup d''etat that separated her from her post last year and advances today, at a fast pace, toward its ruin. Spain: Raising Concern about International Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15198&SEO=spain-raising-concern-about-international-terrorism Madrid, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) International terrorism is one of the 10 problems that worry Spanish population the most, said a survey carried out by the state-owned Center for Sociological Researches (CIS). El Salvador Prepares Central American Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15195&SEO=el-salvador-prepares-central-american-meeting-of-solidarity-with-cuba San Salvador, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Central American Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba will be held from July 27th to 29th in El Salvador to discuss regional actions to support Cuba and the Revolution. Japanese Navy Training Squadron to Arrive in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15193&SEO=japanese-navy-training-squadron-to-arrive-in-havana Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) A Training Squadron of the Japanese Self-defense Navy is to arrive today in Havana on an official visit, informed daily Granma. Russia Successfully Launches New Missile against Daesh in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15185&SEO=russia-successfully-launches-new-missile-against-daesh-in-syria Moscow, Russia, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Tu-95MS long-range bombers struck three large terrorist arms and ammunition depots in Syria with brand new Kh-101 (X-101) cruise missiles. Details on Antiterrorist Raid in Brussels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15184&SEO=details-on-antiterrorist-raid-in-brussels Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The belgian federal police and attorney general office revealed new details on the antiterrorist raid carried out in this capital Wednesday, which resulted in the arrest of four individuals, under the suspect of having planned a terrorist attack. Here We Are, More Rebels and Sovereign than Ever, Says Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15179&SEO=here-we-are-more-rebels-and-sovereign-than-ever-says-maduro Caracas, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Independence or nothing, said the liberators, and here we are standing up, independent, more rebels and sovereign than ever, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stated today, at the commemorative act for the anniversary of Venezuela''s independence. Venezuela Independence is a Matter of Today; Says Defense Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15169&SEO=venezuela-independence-is-a-matter-of-today-says-defense-minister Caracas, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Independence is not a matter of yesterday, today and tomorrow, assured the Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino today during the ceremony of flag raising for Venezuela''s Independence Day . Merkel, Xi Agreed to Enhance Germany, China Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15159&SEO=merkel-xi-agreed-to-enhance-germany-china-relations Berlin, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) After striking multibillion dollar agreements with Russia and raising the strategic relations with Moscow, China''s President Xi Jinping has agreed Wednesday with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to lift China-Germany ties to new and higher levels. European Parliament Ratifies Cooperation Agreement with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15153&SEO=european-parliament-ratifies-cooperation-agreement-with-cuba Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament today ratified the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016, which promotes diplomatic and economic relations between the EU and the Caribbean nation. Russian Strategic Bombers Hit ISIS in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15150&SEO=russian-strategic-bombers-hit-isis-in-syria Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian strategic bombers struck today ISIS targets in Syria, using modern X-101 strategic cruise missiles. Several weapon stockpiles and a terrorist command center were destroyed in the strike, the Ministry of Defense reported in a statement. Vote Buying, a New Charge against Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15147&SEO=vote-buying-a-new-charge-against-temer Brasilia, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) A new charge against President Michel Temer for buying votes will be submitted today to the Attorney General''s Office by federal lawmakers from the Workers'' Party (PT) of Brazil. Chinese President Pleads for United, Stable, Prosperous and Open EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15142&SEO=chinese-president-pleads-for-united-stable-prosperous-and-open-eu Beijing, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, on an official visit to Germany, said Beijing that supports a united, stable, prosperous and open European Union (EU) during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. China and Russia Prioritize Cooperation to Solve Korean Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15130&SEO=china-and-russia-prioritize-cooperation-to-solve-korean-crisis Moscow, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China are giving priority in international cooperation to the solution to the dispute in the Korean peninsula and signed agreements today to extend their economic, financial and technological collaboration. Increased Cases of Child Abuse in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15129&SEO=increased-cases-of-child-abuse-in-guatemala Guatemala, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) A total of 708 cases of child abuse were reported so far in Guatemala by the Judicial Organization, said the newspaper La Hora on its website. Canada to Pay Omar Khadr 10.5M For Suffering at Guantanamo US Prision http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15126&SEO=canada-to-pay-omar-khadr-10.5m-for-suffering-at-guantanamo-us-prision Ottawa,Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada''s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under ''oppressive circumstances''according to The National Post. ELN Guerilla Presents Conditions for Cease Fire in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15109&SEO=eln-guerilla-presents-conditions-for-cease-fire-in-colombia Bogota, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) has issued a statement here in which it has exposed the five conditions necessary to enact a bilateral cease-fire, national morning reports say. Presidents of China and Russia Synchronize Actions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15103&SEO=presidents-of-china-and-russia-synchronize-actions Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping and his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties and coordination on the Korean peninsula and other relevant issues at global scale. Floods Forced Evacuation of Almost 1 Million Residents in C. China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15101&SEO=floods-forced-evacuation-of-almost-1-million-residents-in-c.-china Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Torrential rains have unleashed widespread floods in Hunan, Central China, forcing the evacuation of 964,000 residents in Changsha, the provincial capital, and surrounding areas, local authorities reported. First Investment Forum Opened in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15100&SEO=first-investment-forum-opened-in-syria Damascus, July 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 140 development projects in almost all economic areas in Syria were presented to the First Investment Forum opened in Damascus, highlight today media reports in this capital. Syria Denounces Threats by the United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15077&SEO=syria-denounces-threats-by-the-united-states Damascus, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Feisal al-Miqdad has denounced that governments in the Persian Gulf and the West are currently rearming terrorist organizations in Syria to follow orders by Israel and the United States. Greek Coast Guard Fired at Turkish Cargo Ship, Captain Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15075&SEO=greek-coast-guard-fired-at-turkish-cargo-ship-captain-says Istambul,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The captain of a Turkish cargo ship said it received warning shots from the Greek coast guard today in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Rhodes island. India Successfully Test Fires Short Range Surface to Air Missile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15071&SEO=india-successfully-test-fires-short-range-surface-to-air-missile New Delhi,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) India today successfully test-fired its locally developed quick reaction surface-to-air short range missile from a test range along the Odisha coast. The Extreme Right Wing Spreads False Messages in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15064&SEO=the-extreme-right-wing-spreads-false-messages-in-venezuela Caracas, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The media labs of the opposition coalition Mesa de la Unidad (MUD) in Venezuela published an alleged instructive message aimed at the People''s Assemblies and containing a false list of reasons for the call to a National Constituent Assembly (ANC, in Spanish), the government denounced. Qatari FM Visits Kuwait and Responds to Demands From Four Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15057&SEO=qatari-fm-visits-kuwait-and-responds-to-demands-from-four-countries Kuwait, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s foreign minister, Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, arrived in Kuwait today to deliver a response to the demands presented by four Arab countries as a condition to reestablish diplomatic relations, which were severed on June 5. Development Priority for Caricom Summit Starting Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15056&SEO=development-priority-for-caricom-summit-starting-today Saint George''s, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Contemporary regional topics, with emphasis on issues linked to development will be disujssed in Grenada during the 38th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) confirmed the Secretary General of the organization, Irwin LaRocque. Chinese President Tours Russia, Germany, Attends G-20 Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15049&SEO=chinese-president-tours-russia-germany-attends-g-20-meeting Beijing, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping is on an official visit to Russia today, to be continued in Germany, where he will also attend the G-20 summit in Hamburg, on a journey aimed at strengthening ties and expanding cooperation. Piñera, Sanchez Dominate Primary Elections in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15048&SEO=pinera-sanchez-dominate-primary-elections-in-chile Santiago, Chile, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Former President, Sebastian Piñera, and journalist, Beatriz Sanchez, in their respective right and left coalitions, have dominated the primary elections in Chile, counted more than 70 percent of the polling stations. Negotiation to Ban Nuclear Weapons Enters Final Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15047&SEO=negotiation-to-ban-nuclear-weapons-enters-final-week United Nations, July 3 (Prensa Latina) The second United Nations conference to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons enters today its final week, with the expectation that the international instrument could be agreed on Friday. Argentinian Workers´ Unions to Demonstrate for their Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15044&SEO=argentinian-workersa-unions-to-demonstrate-for-their-rights Buenos Aires, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Argentinian workers´ unions CTA and CTA Autonoma will hold a demonstration next Wednesday at the Hotel Bauen along with 50 organizations to protest against what they described as an offensive of the Government against their rights. Maduro Urges Armed Forces to Defend Venezuela's Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15039&SEO=maduro-urges-armed-forces-to-defend-venezuelas-future Caracas, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) During a ceremony to promote army officers, President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro urged the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) and the Venezuelan population to fight together for a future in peace, free and sovereign. Qatar Ready to Handle Consequences of Rejecting Ultimatum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15038&SEO=qatar-ready-to-handle-consequences-of-rejecting-ultimatum Doha, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Qatar said today that is ready to handle the negative consequences of rejecting the 13 demands of the ultimatum tabled by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, while saying that they were ''made to be rejected''. Evo Morales Criticizes US-Chilean Military Maneuvers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15036&SEO=evo-morales-criticizes-us-chilean-military-maneuvers La Paz, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales criticized the joint US-Chilean naval maneuvers Teamwork South 2017 carried out on the South American coast of Chile. Protests against G-20 Summit in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15035&SEO=protests-against-g-20-summit-in-germany Berlin, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Tens of thousands of people took to the streets today in Hamburg to protest against the upcoming G-20 summit, which will take place in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July. More than 70,000 Homicides in Mexico since 2014 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15033&SEO=more-than-70000-homicides-in-mexico-since-2014 Mexico, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Mexican authorities have registered 70,122 malicious murders between 2014 and the first five months of this year, met today. US: Activists Prepare to Defend Undocumented Youth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15031&SEO=us-activists-prepare-to-defend-undocumented-youth Washington, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Immigrant rights activists are preparing today to fight against several US states calling for the elimination of the DACA program for Deferred Action for Children Arrivals. Polling Stations Open Sunday in Chile for Primary Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15029&SEO=polling-stations-open-sunday-in-chile-for-primary-elections Santiago, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Over 14 million 120 thousand Chileans are eligible to vote Sunday to choose in primary elections who will be the official candidates for the presidential elections of November 19 for two political alliances: Let''s Go Chile and Broad Front. Deadline for Angolan Political Forces to Prepare Lists of Observers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15028&SEO=deadline-for-angolan-political-forces-to-prepare-lists-of-observers Luanda, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) The political forces involved in the Angolan general elections on August 23 will met on Monday the deadline to present their lists of international observers. Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo to Hold 'Informal Meeting' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15027&SEO=presidents-of-serbia-and-kosovo-to-hold-informal-meeting Belgrade, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will be on Monday in Brussels for an ''informal meeting'' with Kosovo''s President Hashim Thaci, sponsored by the head of the European Union (EU) diplomacy, Federica Mogherini. General Attorney Responsible for Wave of Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15016&SEO=general-attorney-responsible-for-wave-of-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela Executive Vicepresident, Tareck El Aissami, held the General Attorney, Luisa Ortega, responsible for the spiraling violence generated in the country, nurtured by ultraright sectors that want to overthrow the government. El Aissami accused Ortega of having a biased attitude with those who try to destabilize Venezuela and accused her of making the Prosecution or Public Ministry an appendix of the opposition with its silence. With Little Expectations, Primaries in Chile this Sunday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15014&SEO=with-little-expectations-primaries-in-chile-this-sunday Santiago de Chile, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) About 13.5 million Chileans should vote this Sunday in the primaries of two political groups, althougjh expectations are moderate and soccer gets most of the attention. Grenada Ready to Host CARICOM Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15010&SEO=grenada-ready-to-host-caricom-summit Georgetown, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Heads of State and Government from the 15 member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will analyze, next week in this country, the main topical issues to the region, especially those regarding development. Pope Francis Underlines Dialogue in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15009&SEO=pope-francis-underlines-dialogue-in-latin-america Rome, June 30 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has stated that fostering a culture of dialogue is one of the most important aspects for Latin America today. EU Ratifies Confidence in Possible Cypriot Reunification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15008&SEO=eu-ratifies-confidence-in-possible-cypriot-reunification Brussels, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) European Commission (EC) President Jean-Calude Juncker ratified today his confidence in the success opf the current round of negotiations for the reunification of Cyprus, between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, respectively. Evo Morales Wants Reciprocity in Elimination of Visas For US Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15000&SEO=evo-morales-wants-reciprocity-in-elimination-of-visas-for-us-citizens La Paz, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stated Friday that he is ready to eliminate the visas for US citizens, but always if the US are reciprocal with Bolivian citizens at the same time. Syrian Army Completely Frees Road Between Raqqa and Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14993&SEO=syrian-army-completely-frees-road-between-raqqa-and-hama Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units supported by the Hezbollah Allied forces and Iraqi brigades managed to control the entire road between Raqqa and Hama, military sources reported today. German Police Increases Pressure on Activists Due to G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14991&SEO=german-police-increases-pressure-on-activists-due-to-g-20-summit Berlin, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) In the run-up to the G20 summit in Germany, police is increasing pressure on critics of the alliance, which in addition, announced massive protests in the city of Hamburg. Colombian President Rejects Peace Process Criticism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14988&SEO=colombian-president-rejects-peace-process-criticism Bogota, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos has rejected some criticisms to the FARC-EP''s disarmament process, which has just been concluded this week, by former Defense Minister and former U.S. ambassador, Juan Carlos Pinzon. Santiago de Cuba Remembers its Revolutionary Martyrs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14987&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-remembers-its-revolutionary-martyrs Santiago de Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The people of Santiago de Cuba evoked the memory of the young revolutionaries killed 60 years ago in the intersection of Marti Avenue and Crombet Street in this city, where three young men were shot to death, because they were opposed to the distatorship of the then president Fulgencio Batista. Oil Workers' Strike Opens New Day of Protests in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14985&SEO=oil-workers-strike-opens-new-day-of-protests-in-brazil Brasilia, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of a strike for an indefinite period in ten Petrobras refineries has initiated a new day of protests in Brazil against the unpopular reforms promoted by President Michel Temer. Trump Migratory Executive Order Questioned in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14982&SEO=trump-migratory-executive-order-questioned-in-canada Ottawa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Civil rights organizations and the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are trying to determine today if the implementation on Canadian soil of the controversial executive order of US President Donald Trump on immigration is legal. Venezuela Strongly Rejects IACHR Communique http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14974&SEO=venezuela-strongly-rejects-iachr-communique Caracas, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has rejected a communique issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which it accused of issuing biased judgments, lacking objectivity and ignoring the efforts of the Venezuelan State to guarantee peace. Temer Will not Attend G20 Summit in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14970&SEO=temer-will-not-attend-g20-summit-in-germany Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian De Facto President, Michel Temer, cancelled his trip to attend the G20 Summit in Hamburg next week, reported today German media. Ex-Minister of Economy Inaugurated as Romania's New Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14960&SEO=ex-minister-of-economy-inaugurated-as-romanias-new-prime-minister Bucharest, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The outgoing Romania´s Economy Minister, Mihai Tudose, was inaugurated today as the new Prime Minister, despite being rejected by the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for allegedly failing to comply with the electoral program. Serbia Gets New Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14958&SEO=serbia-gets-new-government Belgrade, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Serbian Parliament on Thursday elected new Prime Minister Ana Brnabic´s government and the new cabinet in a majority vote of 157 deputies. Philippines to Collaborate with China against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14957&SEO=philippines-to-collaborate-with-china-against-terrorism Manila, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Ana Maria Paz Banaag, Assistant Secretary (Minister) of Communications of the Philippines, said Thursday that her country is ready to collaborate and perform military exercises with China, to reduce the threat of armed groups linked with the Islamic State (ISIS) Nearly 500 Homes and 40 Companies Destroyed by Wildfire in Portugal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14955&SEO=nearly-500-homes-and-40-companies-destroyed-by-wildfire-in-portugal Lisbon, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 500 homes and 40 agricultural and industrial-related companies were destroyed today by the wildfire in Pedrograo Grande, Portugal, with a loss of 350 jobs, 64 deaths and around 250 injured. Colombia Pacific Alliance Summit Begins Ministerial Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14943&SEO=colombia-pacific-alliance-summit-begins-ministerial-session Cali, Colombia, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Presided over by Colombian Foreign Minister Ángela María Holguín, the ministerial segment of the XII Summit of the Pacific began today in this city, attended by Foreign Affairs and Trade of ministers of member countries. Canada Extends Anti ISIS Mission to 2019 Says Defence Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14937&SEO=canada-extends-anti-isis-mission-to-2019-says-defence-minister Ottawa,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina)The federal government of Canada says the Canadian military will remain in Iraq for at least two more years as part of an international coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State,ISIS. Unemployment Affects Science, Technology Specialists in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14930&SEO=unemployment-affects-science-technology-specialists-in-mexico Mexico, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 42 percent of professionals in science and technology in Mexico are unemployed, revealed today a report by the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt). Guatemala Asks US Ambassador to Implement the Vienna Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14925&SEO=guatemala-asks-us-ambassador-to-implement-the-vienna-convention Guatemala, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked current U.S. ambassador, Todd Robinson, to enact the content of Article 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, media reports today. Varadero Gourmet-Art and Science in Molecules to Create Unique Drinks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14923&SEO=varadero-gourmet-art-and-science-in-molecules-to-create-unique-drinks Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Molecular Mixology represents an ingenious procedure that combines today science and art to create unique drinks, through the fusion of flavors and textures. France Rejects Visit of US President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14916&SEO=france-rejects-visit-of-us-president Paris, 29 Jun (Prensa Latina) Following the confirmation of President Donald Trump''s visit to France, many politicians, organizations, and citizens are showing their discontent and growing rejection. Lavrov Warns about U.S. Pretexts to Attack Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14914&SEO=lavrov-warns-about-u.s.-pretexts-to-attack-syria Moscow, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the United States about the need to prevent pretexts like the use of chemical weapons to justify an attack on Syrian troops, sources from the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Venezuelan Authorities Found Copter Used to Attack Supreme Court http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14890&SEO=venezuelan-authorities-found-copter-used-to-attack-supreme-court Caracas, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities have found today the stolen police helicopter used to attack Tuesday the Supreme Court of Justice and the Ministry of Interior, Justice and Peace, Vice President Tarek El Aissani reported through Twitter. AU Defends Political Solutions to Continental Security Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14885&SEO=au-defends-political-solutions-to-continental-security-issues Addis Ababa, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) African Union (AU) Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat demanded in this capital a more political solution to the security problems that Africa is currently facing. Spanish Left-Wingers Pays Homage to Strugglers Against Dictatorship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14883&SEO=spanish-left-wingers-pays-homage-to-strugglers-against-dictatorship Madrid, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The ''Unidos Podemos'' left-wing coalition has paid tribute today to anti-Franco strugglers on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the 1977 elections, the first held in Spain after General Francisco Franco´s dictatorship (1939-1975). US: Fire Affects Wide Wood Area in Arizona http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14881&SEO=us-fire-affects-wide-wood-area-in-arizona Washington, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Half a thousand firemen are still fighting to put out a fire that quintuplicated its own size in the last hours in the US state of Arizona, and has already consumed 73 square kilometers (28.1 square miles) of the Prescott National Park. Venezuelan Citizens Power to Analyze Actions Against Impunity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14876&SEO=venezuelan-citizens-power-to-analyze-actions-against-impunity Caracas, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Moral Republican Council will analyze legal actions against impunity before the callings of the right to incite to treason to the personnel of the National Bolivarian Armed Force (FANB). Villagers Flee US-led Coalition Air Strike in Syria; 42 Killed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14856&SEO=villagers-flee-us-led-coalition-air-strike-in-syria-42-killed Damascus, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Residents began fleeing the Syrian small town al-Dablan, in the northern province of Deir Ezzor, in the wake of repeated bombings by US-led coalition warplanes that left 42 people dead. Cuba Updates Electoral Register for General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14854&SEO=cuba-updates-electoral-register-for-general-elections Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban officials continue today with the preparation for the general elections on October 2018 and work towards perfecting the electoral register. After Months in Chilean Jails, Nine Return to Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14852&SEO=after-months-in-chilean-jails-nine-return-to-bolivia La Paz, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The two soldiers and seven officers of Bolivia National Customs - who completed more than three months of unjust imprisonment in Chile for fighting against smuggling - returned today to the Andean-Amazonian nation. US Gov't Sanctions Fourth Company in 2017 to Worsen Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14851&SEO=us-govt-sanctions-fourth-company-in-2017-to-worsen-blockade-against-cuba Washington, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The US Treasury Department has imposed four fines this year on companies of this country and abroad for alleged violations of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. Brazilian Democracy Demands Prompt Trial of Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14848&SEO=brazilian-democracy-demands-prompt-trial-of-temer Brasilia, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The prompt trial of Brazilian President Michel Temer and his kleptocracy - a government of thieves, from Ancient Greek - is today a democratic and republican demand that it is impossible to give up, said columnist Jefferson Miola. Venezuelan Government Condemns Terrorist Attack in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14845&SEO=venezuelan-government-condemns-terrorist-attack-in-caracas Caracas, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government condemned the hijacking of an aircraft and the terrorist attack against government facilities, in a statement released by Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas. Spain Calls for Quick Ratification of EU-Cuba Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14844&SEO=spain-calls-for-quick-ratification-of-eu-cuba-agreement Madrid, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government has spoken out about a rapid ratification of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (ADPC) between the European Union (EU) and Cuba signed in December 2016. South Africa Readying for African Union Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14840&SEO=south-africa-readying-for-african-union-summit Pretoria, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will lead a South African delegation to the 29th African Union summit to take place in Addis Ababa July 3 - 4, SA News reported. Lila Downs Supports Cuba against US Policy Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14839&SEO=lila-downs-supports-cuba-against-us-policy-change Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Mexican folk singer, Lila Downs, has expressed today her support to a message sent by the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and denounced the recent change of policy of the United States government towards this Caribbean country. Nepal Peacefully Holds Local Elections, despite Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14837&SEO=nepal-peacefully-holds-local-elections-despite-threats Kathmandu, June 28 (Prensa Latina) Despite threats of protests, Nepal is today holding peacefully the second phase of its local elections, the first of their kind in 20 years. India's Largest Container Port Affected by Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14836&SEO=indias-largest-container-port-affected-by-cyber-attack New Delhi, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Operations at one of three terminals at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in the western city of Mumbai were disrupted today after a global cyber-attack affecting India''s largest container jetty. Indian Communist Leader Criticizes Neoliberal Government Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14835&SEO=indian-communist-leader-criticizes-neoliberal-government-policy New Delhi, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Sitaram Yechury today criticized the Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s government, by considering that his aggressive neoliberal policy widens the economic inequalities of the population. Iranian Parliament Prepares Document to Respond to US Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14831&SEO=iranian-parliament-prepares-document-to-respond-to-us-measures Tehran, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The national security and foreign affairs commission of the Majlis (Parliament) of Iran stated today that a motion was concluded to respond to what the Government describes as adventurous and terrorist actions of the United States. New Draft Bill to Ban Nuclear Weapons Presented at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14825&SEO=new-draft-bill-to-ban-nuclear-weapons-presented-at-un United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The president of the second UN conference to negotiate an instrument that prohibits nuclear weapons, Elayne Whyte, presented today the second draft bill of the treaty that could be approved on July 7. Almost 9,000 Migrants Rescued at Mediterranean Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14824&SEO=almost-9000-migrants-rescued-at-mediterranean-sea Geneva, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported today that almost 9,000 migrants and refugees were rescued, starting on Saturday, at the Mediterranean Sea. UN Willing to Facilitate Direct Talks to End Syrian Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14818&SEO=un-willing-to-facilitate-direct-talks-to-end-syrian-conflict United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura expressed his willingness to facilitate direct talks between the Government and the opposition to reach a political solution for the conflict in this country. Indian Opposition Slams USA-India Joint Statement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14817&SEO=indian-opposition-slams-usa-india-joint-statement New Delhi, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The Indian opposition has strongly criticized the recent USA-India joint statement for allegedly being too close to the US view on Islamist terror, and termed it as ''disappointing'' and lacking ''new or big ideas'' in the relationship between both nations. Peruvian President Encourages Replacement of Illegal Cultivations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14815&SEO=peruvian-president-encourages-replacement-of-illegal-cultivations Lima, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski encouraged the feasibility of replace illegal coca leave plantations by legal ones, though he admitted that the solution of the problem, has an economic and social character. Bolivia Deposits Credit to Pay Fine for Arrested in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14813&SEO=bolivia-deposits-credit-to-pay-fine-for-arrested-in-chile La Paz, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia made a deposit of almost 50,000 dollars to the accounts of the Custom Office of Chile, to cancel a fine imposed by the Chilean justice to nine Bolivian officials who are now in prison in Iquique. Nearly 20 Million Venezuelans to Vote for Constituent Assembly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14812&SEO=nearly-20-million-venezuelans-to-vote-for-constituent-assembly Caracas, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 20 million Venezuelans will be able to vote July 30 for the election of 535 members of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), the rector of the National Electoral Council (NEC), Tania D ''Amelio, stated . Syrian President Visits Russian Base in Latakia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14799&SEO=syrian-president-visits-russian-base-in-latakia Damascus, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly visited the Russian base in Hmeymim, Latakia, about 300 kilometers northwest of Damascus. Two Alleged Terrorists Captured in Switzerland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14797&SEO=two-alleged-terrorists-captured-in-switzerland Bern, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Swiss police arrested two suspected terrorists, a man and a woman, during an operation in the town of Aubonne, located in the southwestern canton of Vaud, in the Morges District, a Prosecutor''s Office senior official informed today. Summer Davos Forum in China: For Inclusive Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14794&SEO=summer-davos-forum-in-china-for-inclusive-growth Por Damy ValesBeijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The 11th Annual Meeting of New Champions, also known as the Summer Davos Forum, opened today in the coastal city of Dalian, in northeastern China, with a call for inclusive growth focused on technological and political innovations. Temer Unable to Govern Brazil, Lula Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14785&SEO=temer-unable-to-govern-brazil-lula-says Brasilia, June 27 (Prensa Latina) First Brazilian president denounced for corruption in full exercise of his functions, Michel Temer ''has no conditions'' to govern Brazil, said the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Santrich in Hunger Strike Until the Release of FARC-EP Prisoners http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14782&SEO=santrich-in-hunger-strike-until-the-release-of-farc-ep-prisoners Bogota, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP Secretariat member Jesús Santrich declared a hunger strike today, until the government releases the imprisoned guerrillas, as was established in the peace agreement reached in Havana. Colombia with its Largest Guerrilla Unarmed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14778&SEO=colombia-with-its-largest-guerrilla-unarmed Bogota, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Colombia woke up today, after more than half a century, with its largest guerrilla totally unarmed, an event that will be celebrated in a symbolic act, in which the FARC-EP will cease to be a rebel movement. Photos Evoke 170 Years of Arrival of First Chinese to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14776&SEO=photos-evoke-170-years-of-arrival-of-first-chinese-to-cuba By Damy Vales Extreme Right-Wing Group Burns Alive Another Venezuelan Youth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14775&SEO=extreme-right-wing-group-burns-alive-another-venezuelan-youth Caracas, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A group of hooded Venezuelans linked to the extreme right-wing groups of opposition parties has burned alive and stabbed Giovanny Gonzalez, 24, in La Castellana sector, Chacao municipality, Miranda state, allegedly because he appeared to be a Chavez'' follower. Oliver Stone Repels US Policy Change Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14773&SEO=oliver-stone-repels-us-policy-change-towards-cuba Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Award-winning North American filmmaker, Oliver Stone, has expressed today his support for Cuba facing the U.S. policy change proclaimed by President, Donald Trump, to the detriment of the relations with this Caribbean country. Former Minister of Economy Nominated for Head of Gov't in Romania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14768&SEO=former-minister-of-economy-nominated-for-head-of-govt-in-romania Bucharest, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Social Democrat Party of Romania (SDP) nominated outgoing minister of Economy Mihai Tudose as the new head of Government, following the fall of the Government last week. Around 7,000 Costa Rican Teachers to Go on National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14765&SEO=around-7000-costa-rican-teachers-to-go-on-national-strike San Jose, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican High School Teachers'' Association (APSE) confirmed that around 7,000 members would participate today in the national protest, defending the rights of education workers. Cuban Emigrees to Discuss New US Policy against the Island http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14742&SEO=cuban-emigrees-to-discuss-new-us-policy-against-the-island Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The Alianza Martiana coalition, which groups together various organizations of Cuban emigration in the US city of Miami, Florida, summoned today a conference to discuss Washington''s new policy against the island. Salvadorian Deputy Denounces US Congressmen Plot Against FMLN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14739&SEO=salvadorian-deputy-denounces-us-congressmen-plot-against-fmln San Salvador, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran deputy Blandino Nerio denounced today the recurrent plot of US congressmen to affect the electoral processes of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). Supreme Court Partially Allows Trump's Travel Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14737&SEO=supreme-court-partially-allows-trumps-travel-ban Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Supreme Court accepted today the case of President Donald Trump''s travel ban and decided to enforce parts of the controversial executive order until the final ruling. Resumption of Fighting in Philippines After End of Ramadan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14735&SEO=resumption-of-fighting-in-philippines-after-end-of-ramadan Manila, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Combats in southern Philippines between the army and terrorist groups linked to the Islamic state (ISIS) resumed today after a brief ceasefire for the end of Ramadan. ''We have launched new offensives to recover the area taken by the terrorists in Marawi,'' pointed out Armed Forces spokesman Restituto Padilla. South Korea Confirms THAAD Deployment Amid Concerns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14732&SEO=south-korea-confirms-thaad-deployment-amid-concerns Seoul,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) South Korea's newly appointed foreign minister said today in Seoul has no intention of rolling back the decision to deploy the U.S. THAAD battery, the U.S. missile defense system strongly opposed by China. Angola Allocates Resources to Take Care of Congolese Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14729&SEO=angola-allocates-resources-to-take-care-of-congolese-refugees Luanda, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Angola spent almost US $ 10 million to care for the refugees from the Cassai region who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), confirmed an official source today. Ethiopian Capital Ready to Host African Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14724&SEO=ethiopian-capital-ready-to-host-african-summit Addis Ababa, June 26 (Prensa Latina) High Ethiopian officials have completed preparations for the 29th African Union (AU) Summit, scheduled here on July 3-4. Argentine Workers Occupy Pepsico Plant to Reject Layoffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14722&SEO=argentine-workers-occupy-pepsico-plant-to-reject-layoffs Buenos Aires, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The workers at the multinational company Pepsico have occupied the plant of the Buenos Aires town of Florida, in rejection to the closing of the establishment and in defense of 600 jobs. Warning of Fascist Outbreak in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14718&SEO=warning-of-fascist-outbreak-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas warned that the fascist outbreak represents a threat to all Venezuelans, without distinction of political affiliation. Transit 1,535 Marks First Year of Panama Canal Expansion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14716&SEO=transit-1535-marks-first-year-of-panama-canal-expansion Panama, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The transit 1,535 of a neopanamax marks today the first year of operation of the interoceanic way expansion, which exceded expectations of the shipping market, according to the Panama Canal Authority (PCA). Cuba Hosts Seminar on Journalism and Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14713&SEO=cuba-hosts-seminar-on-journalism-and-tourism Havana, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The 12th International Seminar on Journalism and Tourism has began sessions today in this capital, in times that the leisure industry in the island is showing a strengthening and the media devotes more attention to its benefits. Michel Temer Faces Decisive Week for Survival in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14709&SEO=michel-temer-faces-decisive-week-for-survival-in-brazil Brasilia, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Under a deep political crisis, Michel Temer faces a week that could be decisive for his survival in Planalto Palace, which he occupies after the parliamentary-judicial coup against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff. South Africa Pushing for Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14707&SEO=south-africa-pushing-for-sustainable-development Pretoria, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Through the National Development Plan: Vision 2030, in particular, South Africa shows it is committed to attain sustainable and climate smart development, said Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa. Venezuelans Should Decide on Their Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14699&SEO=venezuelans-should-decide-on-their-future Caracas, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Tareck El Aissami, executive vice president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, said on Sunday that the people should decide on the future of the country. Syrian Army Strengthens Positions in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14698&SEO=syrian-army-strengthens-positions-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army and the allied militias have consolidated their positions against the Islamic State (Daesh in Arabic) less than 120 kilometers south of the city of Deir Ezzor, the capital of the province of the same name, according to military reports. Veracruz Police Chief Assassinated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14691&SEO=veracruz-police-chief-assassinated Mexico, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Camilo Juan Castagne, the coordinator of the Federal Police in the Mexican state of Veracruz, was assassinated in a shooting in which two other police officers were killed, government authorities reported on Sunday. Philippine Army Respects Ceasefire during End of Ramadan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14684&SEO=philippine-army-respects-ceasefire-during-end-of-ramadan Manila, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist groups that operate in the southern Philippine town of Marawi respected the eight-hour ceasefire declared by the Army today on the occasion of the end of Ramadan. 83 Percent Brazilians Want Direct Elections, Shows Poll http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14682&SEO=83-percent-brazilians-want-direct-elections-shows-poll Brasilia, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) 83 percent of Brazilians expressed themselves in favour of direct elections to elect the replacement of President Michel Temer, whose approval rating is now only seven percent. Human Rights Commission Calls for Investigation into Espionage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14681&SEO=human-rights-commission-calls-for-investigation-into-espionage Mexico, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has called for a prompt, objective and impartial investigation into the alleged political espionage acts. India and Russia Agree to Strengthen Military Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14674&SEO=india-and-russia-agree-to-strengthen-military-cooperation New Delhi, June 24 (Prensa Latina) India and Russia are moving forward today to strengthen their military cooperation, including the joint development of future weapon systems and the exchange of experiences. Many US People in Favor of Rapprochement with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14672&SEO=many-us-people-in-favor-of-rapprochement-with-cuba By Martha Andrés Román Correspondent Washington, June 24 (Prensa Latina) Republican and Democrat lawmakers, business and scientific groups, Cuban-Americans, non-profit organizations: so many voices criticized the US President Donald Trump´s decision to reverse some progress in the rapprochement with Cuba . Trade Union Leader Warns of New Employment Crisis in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14670&SEO=trade-union-leader-warns-of-new-employment-crisis-in-spain 24 de junio de 2017, 09:10 Madrid, June 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of Workers´ Commissions (CCOO), Ignacio Fernandez Toxo, has warned today that Spain, with Europe´s second highest unemployment rate, is heading a new employment crisis. Venezuelan Press's Images Deny Alleged Torture to Leopoldo Lopez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14669&SEO=venezuelan-presss-images-deny-alleged-torture-to-leopoldo-lopez Caracas, June 24 (Prensa Latina) Images published by the Venezuelan press denied today alleged torture to Leopoldo Lopez in a Miranda state jail where he is serving a prison sentence. Danny Glover Rejects Change of US Policy Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14650&SEO=danny-glover-rejects-change-of-us-policy-towards-cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) North American actor Danny Glover today backed the message from the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (Uneac) against the change of United States policy proclaimed by President Donald Trump. Ghana-Agreement With US on Prisoners in Guantánamo is Null http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14648&SEO=ghana-agreement-with-us-on-prisoners-in-guantanamo-is-null Accra, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The agreement reached with the United States to receive prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military prison by the government of former President John Dramani Mahama was unconstitutional, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled today. Italian Senator Criticizes US Policy Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14643&SEO=italian-senator-criticizes-us-policy-towards-cuba Rome, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the ruling Democratic Party, Daniela Valentini, today described as irresponsible the policy raised by U.S. President Donald Trump on Cuba. Lifting the Blockade, the U.S. Best Possible Deal with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14631&SEO=lifting-the-blockade-the-u.s.-best-possible-deal-with-cuba Por Martha Andres RomanWashington, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) If U.S. President Donald Trump wants a ''better deal'' with Cuba, he should continue the rapprochement and lift all aspects of the blockade, the journalist and activist Cheryl LaBash said here. Ecuador Ratifies Protection of Cyber-activist Julian Assange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14629&SEO=ecuador-ratifies-protection-of-cyber-activist-julian-assange Quito, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador ratified that it will maintain the protection and watch over the physical and psychological integrity of the cyber-activist Julian Assange, who remains today under asylum in the embassy of Quito in London, although there is no criminal process against him. China and Cuba Agree to Deepen Economic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14627&SEO=china-and-cuba-agree-to-deepen-economic-cooperation By Damy Vales Russian Navy Fires Caliber Missiles against Terrorists in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14626&SEO=russian-navy-fires-caliber-missiles-against-terrorists-in-syria Moscow, June 23 (Prensa Latina) At least three units of the Russian Naval Fleet fired six Caliber missiles today against positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist movement in the Syrian province of Hama, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. Pakistan's Current Account Deficit Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14625&SEO=pakistans-current-account-deficit-increases Islamabad, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s current account deficit (CAD) increased by 178 percent year-on-year when reaching 8,9 billion dollars in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year (July-May), today reported the State Bank (SBP). At Least Five Killed by Explosion in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14624&SEO=at-least-five-killed-by-explosion-in-pakistan Islamabad, June 23 (Prensa Latina) At least five people were killed and a dozen was wounded today in an alleged attack near a police chief''s office in Quetta city, the capital of Pakistan''s southwestern Baluchistan province. More than 200 Million People Used Drugs in 2015, Says UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14621&SEO=more-than-200-million-people-used-drugs-in-2015-says-un United Nations, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) At least 250 million people used drugs in 2015, with almost 30 million of them affected by drug abuse problems, according to a report issued by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDC). Total of 600 Buildings in UK Identified with Inflamable Elements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14620&SEO=total-of-600-buildings-in-uk-identified-with-inflamable-elements London, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The British government reported that a total of 600 buildings have a similar paneling or inflamable layer to the one in the Grenfell Tower, a place in which a devastating fire left at least 79 dead or missing people. Angela Merkel Gives Priority to EU´s Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14611&SEO=angela-merkel-gives-priority-to-euas-future Brussels, June 22 (PL) German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said as she arrived at the European Union summit that shaping the EU´s future should take priority over Brexit negotiations. Corruption and Impunity Damaging Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14610&SEO=corruption-and-impunity-damaging-mexico Mexico, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) General Salvador Cienfuegos, Mexican Minister of National Defense, stated that corruption and impunity are making a lot of damage to Mexico, in his intervention Thursday before the attendants to a workshop on obligations and responsibilities under the national anti-corruption system at the Military Center for Public Health Sciences. Trump Denies Recording Tapes of Former FBI Director http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14609&SEO=trump-denies-recording-tapes-of-former-fbi-director Washington, June 22 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump denied on Thursday having surreptitiously recorded conversations with Ex-FBI Director, James Comey, after many days of speculation about the existence of such tapes. Venezuelan President Condemns Pressure by Far Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14608&SEO=venezuelan-president-condemns-pressure-by-far-right Caracas, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemned today the international pressure by the far right against his country, in a press conference at the Miraflores Palace. No Place For Islamophobia in Singapore: Minister of Defence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14600&SEO=no-place-for-islamophobia-in-singapore-minister-of-defence Singapur,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) There is no space for Islamophobia or attitudes that denigrate any religions and harm the social cohesion in Singapore, said Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Maliki Osman. Empty Chairs Under the Rain, the Symbols of Injustice in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14596&SEO=empty-chairs-under-the-rain-the-symbols-of-injustice-in-guatemala Por Isabel Soto MayedoGuatemala, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) A square full of empty chairs under the rain became a symbol of injustice on the National Day against Forced Abductions in Guatemala, the Latin American country that has been most affected by that State crime. UN Security Council Begins Visit to Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14594&SEO=un-security-council-begins-visit-to-haiti United Nations, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council began today a three-day visit to Haiti, seeking to pave the way for a new relation between the organization and the Caribbean country. Russia Denounces Lack of Antiterror Cooperation by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14592&SEO=russia-denounces-lack-of-antiterror-cooperation-by-usa Moscow, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the United States'' lack of cooperation in the real fight against terrorism in Syria and in Afghanistan, as denunciations of its support for the Islamic State (IS) increase. Uganda World Summit to Help Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14591&SEO=uganda-world-summit-to-help-refugees Kampala, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Head of states and government began today here an extraordinary world summit aimed at gathering funds to make life less tragic to the displaced who have found sanctuary in this country. Lula Advances in Voting Intention for Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14589&SEO=lula-advances-in-voting-intention-for-presidential-elections Brasilia, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva won two percentage points in the citizens'' voting intention in the face of possible early elections, according to a survey by Poder 360 portal released today. Colombian Gov't Ready to Negotiate Ceasefire with ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14588&SEO=colombian-govt-ready-to-negotiate-ceasefire-with-eln Bogota, June 22 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government is ready to talk about the ceasefire with the National Liberation Army (ELN), said the National Executive Chief Negotiator, Juan Camilo Restrepo, in statements released today by the country. Iran Calls to Fight Tyrannical Political System in Jerusalem Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14587&SEO=iran-calls-to-fight-tyrannical-political-system-in-jerusalem-day Tehran, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian leaders called today for a worldwide mobilization against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and in defense of Jerusalem, a holy city with which millions of Muslims sympathize with every last Friday of the Ramadan. Timor-Leste Minister of State Highlights Cuban Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14586&SEO=timor-leste-minister-of-state-highlights-cuban-collaboration Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Timor Leste''s Minister of State, Antonio da Conceição, has highlighted today the collaboration his country has maintained with Cuba in the fields of education and health. Germany Supports EU Trade Agreements with Mexico and MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14584&SEO=germany-supports-eu-trade-agreements-with-mexico-and-mercosur Berlin, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries ratified her country''s support to the trade agreements negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Mexico, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), and Japan. Women Denounce Trump's Terror Policy on Cuban People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14582&SEO=women-denounce-trumps-terror-policy-on-cuban-people Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The members of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) have denounced the current terror policy made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, against the population of the Caribbean island. Samuel Moncada Appointed New FM of Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14580&SEO=samuel-moncada-appointed-new-fm-of-venezuela Caracas, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro appointed Samuel Moncada as the new Foreign Minister of the South American nation. French President Calls for Respect to European Values http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14579&SEO=french-president-calls-for-respect-to-european-values Paris, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) President Emmanuel Macron has called for respect to Europe''s values by saying that the region ''is not a supermarket,'' according to an interview published today by several media outlets. End of Trial of Bolivians Accentuates Dispute with Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14576&SEO=end-of-trial-of-bolivians-accentuates-dispute-with-chile By Fausto Triana Bolivian Summit Promoted Unity and Integration of Peoples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14575&SEO=bolivian-summit-promoted-unity-and-integration-of-peoples Tiquipaya, Bolivia, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The World Peoples'' Conference made Bolivia during two days the epicenter of debates focused on promoting free movement of persons and promoting unity between all nations. Cuban Parliament President Reaffirms Historical Friendship with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14574&SEO=cuban-parliament-president-reaffirms-historical-friendship-with-china Shanghai, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP), Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, has reaffirmed in this Chinese city the historical friendship that unites both governments, communist parties and peoples. Decision to Transfer Islands to Saudi Arabia Pending in Egypt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14568&SEO=decision-to-transfer-islands-to-saudi-arabia-pending-in-egypt Cairo, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Supreme Court of Egypt halted the implementation of all previous rulings on the polemic agreement on demarcation of borders with Saudi Arabia, according to which two strategic islands of the Red Sea, Tiran and Sanafir, would be transferred to the latter country. Traditional Carnival of Santiago de Cuba Back on Form http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14563&SEO=traditional-carnival-of-santiago-de-cuba-back-on-form Santiago de Cuba, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Preparations for the carnival, declared Cuban Cultural Heritage, advance today in this city to attract thousands of people to this old feast. UN Supports Deployment of African Anti-terrorist Troops in Sahel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14560&SEO=un-supports-deployment-of-african-anti-terrorist-troops-in-sahel United Nations, June 21 (PL) The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted today resolution 2359 to support the deployment of African anti-terrorist troops in the Sahel. China Reiterates Willingness to Aid Africa in Reducing Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14559&SEO=china-reiterates-willingness-to-aid-africa-in-reducing-poverty Addis Ababa, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Wang Yi, minister of Foreign Affairs of China, reiterated today this country´s willingness to strengthen cooperation with Africa to achieve sustainable and independent development and reduce poverty. Cuban FM Highlights Italy-Cuba Relation State as Excellent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14558&SEO=cuban-fm-highlights-italy-cuba-relation-state-as-excellent Rome, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Italy-Cuba Relations are in an exceptionally positive state, the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, said today. Donald Trump´s Senior Adviser Meets with Israeli Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14557&SEO=donald-trumpas-senior-adviser-meets-with-israeli-prime-minister Tel Aviv, June 21 (Prensa Latina) One of US President Donald Trump´s Senior Advisers, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has held a meeting in Israel on Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to debate on the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Cuba-USA Expedition Ends Coral Reef Research http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14556&SEO=cuba-usa-expedition-ends-coral-reef-research Havana, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and US scientists have ended a joint exploration along the island''s coral reefs, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) reported today. Venezuelan Ambassador Denounces Fierce Interference by Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14555&SEO=venezuelan-ambassador-denounces-fierce-interference-by-spain Madrid, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea, has denounced the fierce interference of Mariano Rajoy´s conservative government in the internal affairs of Venezuela. Egypt Supplies Gaza with Fuel to Generate Electricity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14553&SEO=egypt-supplies-gaza-with-fuel-to-generate-electricity Gaza, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Egypt today sent 11 trucks loaded with half a million liters of fuel to the Gaza Strip to try to alleviate the energy crisis suffered by the Palestinian population of this coastal enclave. Russian, Syrian Fighter Jets Hit ISIS Hard in Eastern Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14551&SEO=russian-syrian-fighter-jets-hit-isis-hard-in-eastern-hama Damascus, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) In a joint military operation Russian and Syrian fighter jets pounded ISIS positions and movements in Eastern Hama and inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist organization, military sources reported. May 2017 as the Most Violent Month in Mexico in 20 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14550&SEO=may-2017-as-the-most-violent-month-in-mexico-in-20-years Mexico, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The month of May 2017 is being considered the most violent month in the last two years in Mexico, registering 2,186 files on investigation by homicide. Former FARC-EP Guerrillas to Train as Bodyguards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14548&SEO=former-farc-ep-guerrillas-to-train-as-bodyguards Bogota, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The training or formation of 300 former members of the Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces-People''s Army (FARC-EP)to become the bodyguards of their leaders in the rebel movement, will start in the town of Facatativa, said Commander Carlos Antonio Lozada. India Interested in Russian S-400 Triumf Air Defense Missile Systems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14547&SEO=india-interested-in-russian-s-400-triumf-air-defense-missile-systems Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) India''s Defense Minister Arun Jaitley is in Russia to discuss, among other topics, and give final shape to a deal on the S-400 Triumf air defense missile system, New Delhi is interested in acquiring. OAS: From Interference to Irrelevance in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14545&SEO=oas-from-interference-to-irrelevance-in-venezuela Mexico, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The 47th OAS General Assembly, which concludes today in Cancún, has gone from interference to irrelevance in attempts to pass a resolution against Venezuela, the editorial of the Mexican daily La Jornada says today. UK-Glastonbury Fest The Most Legendery Rock Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14540&SEO=uk-glastonbury-fest-the-most-legendery-rock-music-festival London,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Glastonbury Fest starts today with a show that includes Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Major Lazer, Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry. China's Top Advisory Body Receives Cuban Parliamentary Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14536&SEO=chinas-top-advisory-body-receives-cuban-parliamentary-leader Beijing, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) President, Yu Zhengzheng, and Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP) President, Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, reaffirmed the reciprocal support between the two nations. Chinese Premier to Attend Summer Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14535&SEO=chinese-premier-to-attend-summer-davos Beijing,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Premier Li Keqiang will attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as Summer Davos, from June 26-28 in China''s northeastern coastal city Dalian, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced today. Record 141 Million People in Need of Humanitarian Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14530&SEO=record-141-million-people-in-need-of-humanitarian-aid United Nations, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An unprecedented 141 million people in 37 countries need help to survive, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. Forest Wild Fire in Portugal Was Started With Criminal Intentions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14529&SEO=forest-wild-fire-in-portugal-was-started-with-criminal-intentions Lisbon, 21 June (Prensa Latina) The head of the Portuguese Fire Department, Jaime Marta Soares, said at a press conference that the fire that left at least 64 dead and 179 wounded could have a criminal origin. Number of Missing People in Mexico Rises for Government Omission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14526&SEO=number-of-missing-people-in-mexico-rises-for-government-omission Mexico, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The increased number of missing people, from 3,000 in 2011 to 30,000 today, in Mexico is due to omissions by the State, Ariel Dulitzky, former rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances said. Russia Warns over NATO Fighter Approaching Minister Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14521&SEO=russia-warns-over-nato-fighter-approaching-minister-plane Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) A Russian SU-27 fighter plane reportedly chased away a NATO F-16 fighter jet that tried to approach Russia''s Defense Minister''s plane over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. Bahrain to Revoke Passports of Nationals Who Visit Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14499&SEO=bahrain-to-revoke-passports-of-nationals-who-visit-qatar Manama,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Bahrain''s Interior Ministry has issued an order according to which the passport of any Bahraini citizen who travels to Qatar, resides there, or even crosses Qatari soil en route to other countries, would be revoked. BRICS FMs Discussed Top World Issues in Beijing Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14497&SEO=brics-fms-discussed-top-world-issues-in-beijing-meeting Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and fight the scourge of terrorism were high on the agenda when BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing, in preparation for the group''s 2017 summit to be held in Xiamen later this year. Evo Morales Fights for Reciprocity Principles With Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14494&SEO=evo-morales-fights-for-reciprocity-principles-with-chile La Paz, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales today urged the Chilean government to comply with the principles of reciprocity and bilateralism during the abbreviated trial that the nine Bolivians detained in the neighboring country are attending on Tuesday. Rodriguez Zapatero Worried About Trump's Announcements on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14492&SEO=rodriguez-zapatero-worried-about-trumps-announcements-on-cuba La Paz, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Former president of the Spanish government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has described as very disturbing the latest announcements made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, regarding Cuba. Cuba Hosts First International Junior High School Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14490&SEO=cuba-hosts-first-international-junior-high-school-workshop Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ‘For an inclusive school'' was opened today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of about 200 delegates. Panama-Varela Suggests Trump to Make Progress in Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14484&SEO=panama-varela-suggests-trump-to-make-progress-in-relations-with-cuba Panama, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Carlos Varela stated to his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, the opportunity to make progress on what has been achieved in the bilateral ties with Cuba. OAS Assembly Without Consensus on Proposal Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14482&SEO=oas-assembly-without-consensus-on-proposal-against-venezuela Mexico, June 20 (Prensa Latina) The 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States begins today its plenary sessions, in an environment marked by the lack of consensus on two proposals on Venezuela. People's Conference Brings World Politicians Together in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14481&SEO=peoples-conference-brings-world-politicians-together-in-bolivia Tiquipaya, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Conference of Peoples gathered together today politicians and representatives of social movements from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, in the Bolivian city of Tiquipaya. Syrian Army Moves Forward Despite Terrorist Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14478&SEO=syrian-army-moves-forward-despite-terrorist-opposition Damascus, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and Allied militias move forward in Raqqa province in front of terrorist groups and the recent bombing of the coalition led by the United States, military sources reported today. Trump to Meet Ukrainian President at White House http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14476&SEO=trump-to-meet-ukrainian-president-at-white-house Washington, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump will meet today with his Ukrainian peer, Piotr Poroshenko, at the White House, in a meeting that was included at the last minute to the host president''s agenda. Cuba Defends in the UN Right of Puerto Rico to Self-determination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14472&SEO=cuba-defends-in-the-un-right-of-puerto-rico-to-self-determination United Nations, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ana Silvia Rodríguez, reiterated her country''s support for the end of the colonial status of Puerto Rico, a Caribbean nation subject to five centuries of foreign domination. Qatar will not Negotiate under Boycott, UAE Suggests Long Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14463&SEO=qatar-will-not-negotiate-under-boycott-uae-suggests-long-blockade Doha, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Qatar ruled out the negotiation with countries that broke off ties two weeks ago as the diplomatic and economic boycott prevails, while the United Arab Emirates (UAE) suggested today that the isolation of Qatar might last years. Jamaican Former PM Says OAS Chief Almagro Should be Fired http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14458&SEO=jamaican-former-pm-says-oas-chief-almagro-should-be-fired Kingston, June 19 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, should be fired, according to the Jamaican former Prime Minister, Bruce Golding. USA Intends to Re-establish Military Communication with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14456&SEO=usa-intends-to-re-establish-military-communication-with-russia Washington, June 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States will intend to re-establish military communication with Russia to avoid clashes in Syria, according to Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. USAN Former Secretary Calls for Dialogue between Bolivia and Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14454&SEO=usan-former-secretary-calls-for-dialogue-between-bolivia-and-chile La Paz, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Former Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (USAN), Ernesto Samper, has today called for a meeting between Presidents of Bolivia and Chile, Evo Morales and Michelle Bachelet, respectively, in order to resolve the unsettled disputes. DPRK Condemns New Launching Systems for THAAD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14453&SEO=dprk-condemns-new-launching-systems-for-thaad Pyongyang, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced Monday the presence of new launching systems for long-reach missile THAAD, illegally introduced into national territory of South Korea. US Policy against Cuba will Fail, Says Ralph Gonsalves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14452&SEO=us-policy-against-cuba-will-fail-says-ralph-gonsalves Havana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves said today that the policy of the United States against Cuba has failed for more than 50 years and will continue to fail again. Cuba in Favor of Continued Dialogue with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14449&SEO=cuba-in-favor-of-continued-dialogue-with-usa Havana, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains its willingness to hold talks with the United States on the basis of respect, reciprocity and without giving up its principles or making concessions inherent to its sovereignty and independence, the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stated . Chief Peace Negotiator for ELN Repudiates Attack in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14446&SEO=chief-peace-negotiator-for-eln-repudiates-attack-in-colombia Quito, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The guerrilla chief of the National Liberation Army (ELN), Pablo Beltrán, who heads peace talks with the Colombian government, reiterated today his condemnation of the recent attack in Bogotá. Cuba Defends Right to Grant Asylum to U.S. Civil Rights Fighters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14439&SEO=cuba-defends-right-to-grant-asylum-to-u.s.-civil-rights-fighters Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today defended his country''s right to grant political asylum to U.S. civil rights fighters, and made it clear that those people will not be returned to the United States. Cuba Repeats Willingness to Continue Respectful Dialogue with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14433&SEO=cuba-repeats-willingness-to-continue-respectful-dialogue-with-u.s. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains its willingness to continue a respectful dialogue and cooperation in matters of common interest with the United States, and to negotiate pending bilateral issues, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stressed here on Monday. Colombians Reject Attack at the Andino Mall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14432&SEO=colombians-reject-attack-at-the-andino-mall Bogota, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of citizens held a sit-in in front of the Andino shopping mall in Bogota to reject an attack that took place there on Saturday, killing three women and injuring nine persons. Iran Brands as Crushing and Successful Attack on IS in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14422&SEO=iran-brands-as-crushing-and-successful-attack-on-is-in-syria Tehran, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Iran described today the missile attack against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zour as crushing and successful, destroying command centers and weapons depots. China and Cuba Review Ties in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14417&SEO=china-and-cuba-review-ties-in-biotechnology By Damy Vales Over 3,000 Indians Flee Homes due to Clashes on India-Pakistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14415&SEO=over-3000-indians-flee-homes-due-to-clashes-on-india-pakistan-border New Delhi, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,360 Indians living near the Control Line (LoC), the Kashmir border with Pakistan, left their homes because of the tension in the region today, one of the most militarized in the world. Cuba: 13th International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14409&SEO=cuba-13th-international-ernest-hemingway-colloquium-ends Havana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Ernest Hemingway International Conference or Colloquium, devoted to reviewing the life and work of the US Nobel Prize for literature, culminates today here with a review of your correspondence in charge of American Professor Sandra Spanier. Paolo Maldini Qualifies for Professional Tennis Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14405&SEO=paolo-maldini-qualifies-for-professional-tennis-tournament Rome, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Paolo Maldini has qualified for a professional tennis tournament in Italy after coming through a qualifying competition with his doubles partner Stefano Landonio. At Least 59 Killed in Forest Fire in Portugal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14399&SEO=at-least-59-killed-in-forest-fire-in-portugal Lisbon, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) A huge forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 59 people, the government said today, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever forest blaze in the Atlantic coastal country, used to the woods burning almost every summer. Roadside Explosion in Cairo Kills Egyptian Policeman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14398&SEO=roadside-explosion-in-cairo-kills-egyptian-policeman Cairo,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) An Egyptian policeman was killed and four wounded by a roadside explosive near the Cairo suburb of Maadi on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Organizations from All the World to Peoples Summit in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14393&SEO=organizations-from-all-the-world-to-peoples-summit-in-bolivia La Paz, June 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of organizations and social movements from five continents will participate in the People''s Conference, from Tuesday to Wednesday in the Bolivian municipality of Tiquipaya, Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni said here. BRICS Agriculture Ministers Promote Cooperation in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14384&SEO=brics-agriculture-ministers-promote-cooperation-in-china Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agriculture ministers highlighted today the importance of cooperation and food security in Nanjing, in the south of the country. Cuban Minister Bruno Rodríguez Arrives in Austria on a Work Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14379&SEO=cuban-minister-bruno-rodriguez-arrives-in-austria-on-a-work-visit Vienna, June 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla arrived in Austria today for a working visit aimed at strengthening the positive relations between the two nations, diplomatic sources said. Trump Is Wrong about Cuba, Mexican Press Highlights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14377&SEO=trump-is-wrong-about-cuba-mexican-press-highlights Mexico, June 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexico''s media outlets are addressing today Cuba''s response to the announcement by US President Donald Trump of going back in relations with the island. Cuba Rejects Trump's Hostile Policy; Insists on Civilized Coexistence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14375&SEO=cuba-rejects-trumps-hostile-policy-insists-on-civilized-coexistence Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has rejected U.S. President Donald Trump''s hard line decision of hardening the blockade by reverting crucial measures taken by the previous administration of Barack Obama to engage with the island. Cuba Recognizes Support of Ecuador Parliamentary Friendship Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14352&SEO=cuba-recognizes-support-of-ecuador-parliamentary-friendship-group Quito, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in Ecuador recognized today the support offered by Memebers of Parliaments and especially the members of the Cuba-Ecuador Parliamentary Friendship Group. Cuban Foreign Minister Closes Visit to Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14351&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-closes-visit-to-turkey Istanbul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla finished his 2-day visit to Turkey Friday, with a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in this city. Mexican Navy's Huasteco Vessel Docks in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14347&SEO=mexican-navys-huasteco-vessel-docks-in-cuba Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The ARM Huasteco ship of the Mexican Navy docked today in the port of this capital as part of a 20-day cruise that will also take it to the Dominican Republic and Colombia. US Lawmakers Criticize Trump's Announcement Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14338&SEO=us-lawmakers-criticize-trumps-announcement-against-cuba Washington, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Several US lawmakers have already expressed their disagreement with President Donald Trump''s announcement today of a policy change to Cuba, which would include travel and trade restrictions. Venezuela: Possible Rupture Between Opposition Members and Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14336&SEO=venezuela-possible-rupture-between-opposition-members-and-leaders Caracas, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Earle Herrera revealed a probable rupture between Venezuelan opposition grassroot members and their leaders due to the terrorist acts promoted by the leaders of the right to destabilize the country. S. African President Tells Youth to Embrace Education to Build Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14333&SEO=s.-african-president-tells-youth-to-embrace-education-to-build-future Pretoria, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma has called on the country''s youth to place education at the forefront of their lives so that they build their future. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Turkey's National Assembly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14326&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-visits-turkeys-national-assembly Ankara, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, is on the second day of his official visit to Turkey with tours of the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the National Assembly in this capital. Trump to Reverse Measures to Approach Cuba Despite Great Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14325&SEO=trump-to-reverse-measures-to-approach-cuba-despite-great-opposition Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump will announce today some changes to Cuba policy that contradict the wishes and interests of many sectors and the majority of U.S. citizens. Prensa Latina: 58 Years of Service to Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14318&SEO=prensa-latina-58-years-of-service-to-truth Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big monopolies of communication issued an endless number of distorted news on Cuba and its revolutionary process, the Prensa Latina (PL) new agency promoted the truth to the world about the country. Donald Trump Expected to Restrict Travel and Trade with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14312&SEO=donald-trump-expected-to-restrict-travel-and-trade-with-cuba Washington, June 15 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s announcement on the situation with Cuba will be focused possibly on tightening restrictions on travel and banning commercial transactions with Cuban state-owned companies, according to the Politico.com US political-journalism company. USA Handling of Ghanian Deportees is Innhuman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14295&SEO=usa-handling-of-ghanian-deportees-is-innhuman Accra, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Member of Parliament for South Tongo constituency in the Volta region Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned the inhumane treatment of Ghanaian deportees from the USA. Philippines Arrested Senior Member of ISIS Backed Maute Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14294&SEO=philippines-arrested-senior-member-of-isis-backed-maute-group Manila, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines military said it arrested one of the Maute brothers today, a senior member of the Islamic State-backed militants it is fighting in the southern city Marawi. Death Toll Rises to 17 in London Grenfell Tower Due to Fire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14269&SEO=death-toll-rises-to-17-in-london-grenfell-tower-due-to-fire London, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the fire at the London skyscraper Grenfell Tower was 17, according to the Metropolitan Police today. More than 40 Countries Attend Peoples' Summit in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14266&SEO=more-than-40-countries-attend-peoples-summit-in-bolivia La Paz, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from more than 40 countries will participate in the World People''s Conference, which is being organized in Bolivia, where they will debate the right to universal citizenship and the world without walls. Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia to Jointly Patrol Sulu Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14264&SEO=philippines-malaysia-and-indonesia-to-jointly-patrol-sulu-sea Manila, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia will conduct joint naval patrol in the Sulu Sea from next week to put a curb on cross-border kidnapping-for-ransom activities by different terror groups such as Abu Sayyaf group, according to a military source. UN Official for Syria Expects New Inter-Syrian Talks in July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14263&SEO=un-official-for-syria-expects-new-inter-syrian-talks-in-july United Nations, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said he expected to call, in July, the seventh round of talks in Geneva, between the Government and opposition representatives. Russia Concerned about New Promotion of US Unilateral Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14262&SEO=russia-concerned-about-new-promotion-of-us-unilateral-sanctions Moscow, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia expressed today its concern about the possibility of new promotion of unilateral sanctions against it by the the United States, after learning about a bill in this reference presented in the US Congress. Iraq Asks Saudi Arabia for Proof of Qatar's Links with Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14220&SEO=iraq-asks-saudi-arabia-for-proof-of-qatars-links-with-terrorism Baghdad, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is on an official visit to Saudi Arabia, asked the kingdom for proof of Qatar''s alleged promotion of and support for terrorism. Putin Warns about Russia's Response to NATO Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14218&SEO=putin-warns-about-russias-response-to-nato-challenges Moscow, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned about Russia''s plans to respond to the challenges to its security posed by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Cuban Artist Participates in Collective Exhibition at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14213&SEO=cuban-artist-participates-in-collective-exhibition-at-unesco Paris, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban artist Jacqueline Brito is exhibiting her work at UNESCO, as part of the project ''Art Camp Andorra: Colours for the Planet'', aimed at promoting art as a vehicle for peace, diplomatic sources said today. Cuba Calls for General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14209&SEO=cuba-calls-for-general-elections Havana, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s State Council has called today for general elections to elect delegates to municipal and provincial assemblies, and to legislators to the National People''s Power Assembly (ANPP). Evo Morales to Preside Ceremony for Che's 89 Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14208&SEO=evo-morales-to-preside-ceremony-for-ches-89-birthday La Paz, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will preside today at the Government Palace a ceremony for the 89th anniversary of the birth of Cuban-Argentinean guerrilla Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara. Honduras: More than 350,000 Children Forced to Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14199&SEO=honduras-more-than-350000-children-forced-to-work Tegucigalpa, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) More than 400,000 Honduran children and teenagers have to work in order to subsist, said today official sources. US Democratic Senators Ask to Expand Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14172&SEO=us-democratic-senators-ask-to-expand-relations-with-cuba Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A group of 14 Democratic senators urged the administration of Donald Trump to maintain and expand the US economic and political approach to Cuba, when local media today show the possibility of a reversal. Venezuela:Opposition Governor Henrique Capriles Diverts Funds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14171&SEO=venezuelaopposition-governor-henrique-capriles-diverts-funds Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the Venezuelan state of Miranda, Henrique Capriles, is using the resources and funds distributed for the development of sports in Miranda with political purposes, denounced Alexander Vargas, viceminister of sports in Miranda Tuesday. Uruguay: Public Education Workers in 24-Hour Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14168&SEO=uruguay-public-education-workers-in-24-hour-strike Montevideo, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The public education workers (primary, secondary, teacher training and university) are now on a strike of 24 hours in the entire country, demanding a bigger budget and salaries for the sector. Iran Calls for Solving Rift over Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14158&SEO=iran-calls-for-solving-rift-over-qatar Tehran, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined Tuesday the need of settling tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia through talks. UN-Cuba Denounces That US Blockade is Still in Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14153&SEO=un-cuba-denounces-that-us-blockade-is-still-in-force United Nations, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has denounced today at the United Nations that the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade and its extraterritorial scope, recently expressed in a fine to a Canadian subsidiary corporation of the American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC). 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. EU Trusts U.S. will Comply with Nuclear Agreement with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14151&SEO=eu-trusts-u.s.-will-comply-with-nuclear-agreement-with-iran Oslo, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The European Union''s high representative for Foreign Policy and Common Security, Federica Mogherini, said today that she is confident that the United States will keep its commitment to the nuclear agreement with Iran, despite its criticisms of the pct. Terrorist Group Asks for Money to Join Syrian Opposition Coalition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14146&SEO=terrorist-group-asks-for-money-to-join-syrian-opposition-coalition Damascus, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The so-called Army of Islam is asking for one million dollars a month to join the so-called ''Coalition of the Opposition'' in Syria, military sources said today in Damascus. Chile Rejects Bolivia's Complaint to the OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14144&SEO=chile-rejects-bolivias-complaint-to-the-oas Santiago de Chile, June 13 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean government deplored in the last hours the announcement by Bolivia that it will report to the OAS alleged tortures and harassment of nine national officials jailed here since March. Defense of Bolivians Arrested in Chile Has Solid Arguments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14143&SEO=defense-of-bolivians-arrested-in-chile-has-solid-arguments La Paz, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni said that the defense of the nine nationals detained in Chile for more than two months now has solid arguments aimed at achieving their release. South African Conference on AIDS Begins in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14139&SEO=south-african-conference-on-aids-begins-in-durban Pretoria, Jun 13 (PL) More than 3,000 delegates are participating today in the 8th South African Conference on AIDS, being held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Conference Center in Durban under the motto ‘Long Road to HIV Prevention; All voices count.'' Over 11,000 Dengue Cases, 7,000 Chikungunya Cases in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14138&SEO=over-11000-dengue-cases-7000-chikungunya-cases-in-india New Delhi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 11,400 dengue cases and 7,700 chikungunya cases are reported in India so far this year, a figure that will increase dramatically after the monsoon, sector sources said today. China and Panama Establish Diplomatic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14137&SEO=china-and-panama-establish-diplomatic-ties Beijing, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) China and Panama have formalized here today the establishment of diplomatic relations and the beginning of joint work for the first bilateral agreements. 16 Insurgents Killed in a Week in Indian Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14134&SEO=16-insurgents-killed-in-a-week-in-indian-kashmir New Delhi, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces killed 16 insurgents last week in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, where several Muslim separatist groups are active, today reported military sources. At Least 21 People Killed by Landslides in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14133&SEO=at-least-21-people-killed-by-landslides-in-bangladesh Dhaka, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 21 people were killed by landslides in southeastern Bangladesh, an area affected by heavy rains in the last hours. AVN President Congratulates Prensa Latina in 58th anniversary http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14132&SEO=avn-president-congratulates-prensa-latina-in-58th-anniversary Caracas, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina (PL) is a heroic effort, since its inception it has successfully carried out a vision of serving the truth, from the perspective of those who aspire for a better world, said here Freddy Fernandez, president of the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN). T&T Hosts Second Phase of 2017 Tradewinds Exercises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14131&SEO=tt-hosts-second-phase-of-2017-tradewinds-exercises Washington, June 13 (Prensa Latina) The second phase of 2017 Tradewinds exercises, that brings together security forces and regional civilian agencies from 20 participating nations, is set to take place today in Trinidad and Tobago, according to the US Department of Defense. US Attorney General to Appear Before Senate Committee http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14127&SEO=us-attorney-general-to-appear-before-senate-committee Washington, June 13 (Prensa Latina) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, according to the committee´s leaders. Ecuadorian President Acknowledges Military´s Security Commitment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14125&SEO=ecuadorian-president-acknowledges-militaryas-security-commitment Quito, June 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has acknowledged on Monday the hard work and commitment of the Armed Forces and the National Police during the general elections to guarantee security of this South American nation. Iran Classifies for 2018 World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14123&SEO=iran-classifies-for-2018-world-cup Tehran, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran beat Uzbekistan 2-0 and became the 3rd national team with a ticket to participate in the 2018 World Soccer Cup in Russia. IS Leader Orders Attacks against The Philippines, Says President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14121&SEO=is-leader-orders-attacks-against-the-philippines-says-president Manila, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asserted today that Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi ordered to carry out terrorist actions in the south of the country. Venezuelan Official Denounces Use of Social Networks for Violent Acti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14113&SEO=venezuelan-official-denounces-use-of-social-networks-for-violent-acti Caracas, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas denounced today in this capital the use of social networks to promote violence, and called to eradicate that tendency. Syrian Army Rejects Terrorist Attacks in Deraa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14108&SEO=syrian-army-rejects-terrorist-attacks-in-deraa Damascus, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army rejected attacks from terrorist groups in Deraa, 103 kilometers south of the capital and recuperated sveral points in the suburbs, reported military sources here Monday. Foreign Affairs Ministers of Cuba and Luxembourg Meet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14107&SEO=foreign-affairs-ministers-of-cuba-and-luxembourg-meet Havana, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla received Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration and Asylum of Luxembourg in a meeting in which both officials ratified the excellent bilateral links between their respective countries. About 65 percent of US Population Support Stronger Ties with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14104&SEO=about-65-percent-of-us-population-support-stronger-ties-with-cuba Washington, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) About 65 percent of the U.S. voters, among them more than 6 of 10 Republicans, reportedly support the relations with Cuba, re-established by the administration of former U.S. President Barack Obama (2009-2017). Security Forces Pre-emptive Measures Has Kept Malaysia Peaceful: PM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14101&SEO=security-forces-pre-emptive-measures-has-kept-malaysia-peaceful-pm Kuala Lumpur, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia remains peaceful thanks to the pre-emptive actions taken by the country''s security forces, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Qatar Hosted Taliban at U.S.A Request http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14100&SEO=qatar-hosted-taliban-at-u.s.a-request Doha, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) A senior Qatari official says Qatar hosted the Taliban based on a request from the United States, whose president, along with a number of Arab regimes, have been pressuring Doha over what they say is its support for extremist groups. South Sudan First Vice President Attends Sub-Regional Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14096&SEO=south-sudan-first-vice-president-attends-sub-regional-summit Juba, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan''s first vice-president Taban Deng Gay traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he will attend the extraordinary Intergovernmental Authority Development Summit (IGAD). Syrian Forces Keeps Successful Offensive in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14093&SEO=syrian-forces-keeps-successful-offensive-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Air Force successfully attacked Monday positions of ISIS in Deir Ezzor, northern Syria, in Panorama district, al-Iman oil station, al-Tharda, al-Tharda roundabout, Alloush Hill, al-Erfi neighborhood and al-Jneina village. A military source told the Syrian Arab News Agency that many terrorists were killed or injured and their vehicles destroyed during the strikes. Leading Iranian MP Ruled Out Presence of Women in Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14091&SEO=leading-iranian-mp-ruled-out-presence-of-women-in-terrorist-attack Tehran, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The presence of one woman among terrorists who raided the Parliament last Wednesday is totally out of question, Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Monday. France: Only Four of 577 Lawmakers Were Elected in First Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14090&SEO=france-only-four-of-577-lawmakers-were-elected-in-first-round Paris, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Only four of 577 parliamentary seats in dispute bear the name of a new lawmaker after the first round of legislative election in France, according to official results published today. After a Month Striking, Teachers Begin Cacerolazo Throughout Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14086&SEO=after-a-month-striking-teachers-begin-cacerolazo-throughout-colombia Bogota, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian teachers'' union enters today a month of continuous strike while launching a ''cacerolazo'' (a protest with pots and other kitchen utensils) throughout the country in protest of the unmet demands submitted to the Government. Chiefs of Police Murdered in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14074&SEO=chiefs-of-police-murdered-in-mexico Mexico, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) About 20 police chiefs were murdered, while seven were unharmed from organized crime attacks, so far this year in Mexico, reported the media today. Ethiopia Dramatically Issued: No Food for Displaced People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14073&SEO=ethiopia-dramatically-issued-no-food-for-displaced-people Addis Ababa, June 12 (Prensa Latina) It will be impossible to feed nearly eight million refugees in our nation by the end of this month, the Ethiopian government warned in a dramatic exhortation to the world. Lavrov and Tillerson Discuss Qatar Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14068&SEO=lavrov-and-tillerson-discuss-qatar-crisis Moscow, June 11 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have exchanged views on a wide range of foreign policy issues, including the Qatar diplomatic crisis, during their telephone conversation, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Cuban Parliamentary Leader in Hanoi, Another Page for Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14063&SEO=cuban-parliamentary-leader-in-hanoi-another-page-for-bilateral-ties Hanoi, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba are strengthening their historic and wide-ranging relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation with the official visit of Esteban Lazo, president of the National Assembly of People''s Power (ANPP). Violent Groups Attack Magistracy of Chacao Supreme Court http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14062&SEO=violent-groups-attack-magistracy-of-chacao-supreme-court Caracas, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of the People´s Power for Internal Relations and Justice, Nestor Reverol, has confirmed the attack by barbaric groups on the headquarters of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), located in Chacao municipality. MORENA Congress to Decide Alliances with Other Mexican Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14061&SEO=morena-congress-to-decide-alliances-with-other-mexican-parties Mexico, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) will decide its alliance policy for the 2018 presidential elections. Evo Morales Highlights Willingness to Eradicate Extreme Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14056&SEO=evo-morales-highlights-willingness-to-eradicate-extreme-poverty La Paz, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today noted the aspiration to celebrate the bicentennial of the nation with the total eradication of extreme poverty, which in 2006 affected 38 percent of the population. Bolivia Denounces at Mercosur Situation of Detainees in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14050&SEO=bolivia-denounces-at-mercosur-situation-of-detainees-in-chile La Paz, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Justice Héctor Arce denounced the situation of nine Bolivian officials who are held in Chile, during a meeting of representatives of that sector of Mercosur and the Associated States held in Argentina. Solidarity with Cuba Meeting Begins in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14045&SEO=solidarity-with-cuba-meeting-begins-in-spain Bilbao, Spain, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 organizations from all over Spain have gathered here today at the 14th State Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba to analyze the consequences of the U.S. blockade of the Caribbean country, among other issues. Syrian Denounces Attacks by U.S.-led Coalition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14044&SEO=syrian-denounces-attacks-by-u.s.-led-coalition Damascus, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Syria denounced the deaths of at least 31 civilians in Raqqa, due to air raids by the international coalition led by the United States, local media reported today. Bolivia Refuses to Participate in Military Drills With US in Amazonia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14005&SEO=bolivia-refuses-to-participate-in-military-drills-with-us-in-amazonia La Paz, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia refused to participate in the military maneuvers planned for November on the triple border of Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, with the presence of the United States Army, Defense Minister Reymi Ferreira said today. Plastic Wastes, the Oceans' Number-One Enemy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14001&SEO=plastic-wastes-the-oceans-number-one-enemy Por Waldo MendiluzaUnited Nations, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) For over a century, plastic has accompanied human beings in a wide range of forms and uses, but its wastes are threatening as no other material one of humankind''s most precious resources, the oceans. Venezuela Denounces the Use of Children in Political Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14000&SEO=venezuela-denounces-the-use-of-children-in-political-violence Caracas, June 9 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the National Human Rights Council of Venezuela, Larry Devoe, denounced here today that the opposition right-wing involves children to support attacks against the democratic institutionality of the country. Colombian Political World Surprised by FARC-EP's Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13988&SEO=colombian-political-world-surprised-by-farc-eps-disarmament Bogota, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With a slow reaction of surprise, Colombian political media are digesting the importance of the first step towards disarmament taken by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) on Wednesday, without the presence of the press. US Women Travel on Windsurf Board from Cuba to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13974&SEO=us-women-travel-on-windsurf-board-from-cuba-to-usa Havana, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Inspired by the love between peoples, the U.S. citizens Cynthia Aguilar, Aimee Spector and Karen Figueroa began a trip from Havana to Key West, Florida, swimming on a windsurf board (paddle board). UN Analyzes Terrorist Threat Posed By Islamic State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13948&SEO=un-analyzes-terrorist-threat-posed-by-islamic-state United Nations, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council today analyzes the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State (EI) and actions to counteract them. Cuba Calls at UN for Dialogue and Cooperation to Promote Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13946&SEO=cuba-calls-at-un-for-dialogue-and-cooperation-to-promote-human-rights Geneva, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has defended dialogue and cooperation at the United Nations in Geneva as key elements to effectively promote all human rights in the world, diplomatic sources said today. Syrian Forces Strike ISIS and Al-Nusra Terrorist Groups Hard http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13937&SEO=syrian-forces-strike-isis-and-al-nusra-terrorist-groups-hard Damascus, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Army units with support of the Syrian Air Force have kept their offensive against formations of ISIS and former Al-Nusra Front in several parts of the country killing dozens of terrorists, destroying their weaponry. UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic Pollution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13933&SEO=un-declares-war-on-ocean-plastic-pollution By Waldo Mendiluza Oman and Qatar Condemn Terrorist Attacks against Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13932&SEO=oman-and-qatar-condemn-terrorist-attacks-against-iran Muscat, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Oman and Qatar strongly condemned today the terrorist attacks against Iran, an act of solidarity that the rest of its partners in the Gulf Cooperation Council did not show, but Iraq, Lebanon and Syria did. Sweden to Reinforce Antiterrorist Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13929&SEO=sweden-to-reinforce-antiterrorist-security Stockholm, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The government of Sweden met the main opposition forces Wednesday, to coordinate an agreement to reinforce the antiterrorist legislations in force in the nation, assured Interior Minister Anders Ygeman. Bolivians Demand that Chile Repairs Damage after Customs Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13928&SEO=bolivians-demand-that-chile-repairs-damage-after-customs-strike La Paz, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Chamber of Heavy Transportation President Gustavo Rivadeneira asserted today that Chile should repair the economic damage caused to the international trade by the strike of customs workers in that country. Temer Closes Popular Pharmacies and Hits Brazilian Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13927&SEO=temer-closes-popular-pharmacies-and-hits-brazilian-health-system Brasilia, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Government, headed by Michel Temer, confirmed the closure of Popular Pharmacy networks, a program that in its first 10 years has been favoring over 38 million low-income Brazilians. US Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13924&SEO=us-condemns-terrorist-attacks-in-iran Washington, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The United States condemned today the terrorist attacks carried out in Tehran that killed 12 people and wounded 42, and expressed its condolences to the victims and their families. Drug Production Halted in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13921&SEO=drug-production-halted-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan labor union leaders and workers of the pharmaceutical industry have denounced today the stoppage of essential drug production as part of the unconventional economic war unleashed against the Bolivarian government. Qatar Calls on UN to Intervene in Violation of its Citizen Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13890&SEO=qatar-calls-on-un-to-intervene-in-violation-of-its-citizen-rights Doha, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Qatar denounced today that the ultimatum that was given by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to its citizens to leave those countries is a violation of human rights and requires UN intervention. Iran: Parliament and Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini Attacked http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13887&SEO=iran-parliament-and-mausoleum-of-imam-khomeini-attacked Tehran, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Three men attacked Iran''s Majlis (Parliament) and injured three security guards, while a suicide attacker killed himself at the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic republic. Russia Strongly Denounces US-led Coalition Air Strike on Syrian Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13886&SEO=russia-strongly-denounces-us-led-coalition-air-strike-on-syrian-force Moscow, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The new US-led attack against positions of Syrian Army in southern Syria is a strike against the most effective counter terrorist force besides being a violation of sovereignty, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced. Right-Wing Leader Leopoldo Lopez Talks with Venezuelan Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13884&SEO=right-wing-leader-leopoldo-lopez-talks-with-venezuelan-government Caracas, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has confirmed that Bolivarian authorities have begun a dialogue with right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who is serving a 13-year prison term for his responsibility in the violent events occurred here in 2014. Russia To Summon Extraordinary Security Council Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13877&SEO=russia-to-summon-extraordinary-security-council-meeting-on-syria Moscow, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia will summon an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council (SC) after a new attack by the United States against Syrian governmental forces, said today Senator Frants Klintsevich. UN Requests Cooperation in Areas with Cross-Border Waters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13872&SEO=un-requests-cooperation-in-areas-with-cross-border-waters United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the international community today to foster dialogue and cooperation in areas with cross-border waters, as a way to prevent conflicts. Hearing for Corruption Case in Dominican Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13871&SEO=hearing-for-corruption-case-in-dominican-republic Santo Domingo, June 6 (Prensa Latina) A hearing has began today in Dominican Republic to know the request for coercive measures of 18-month pre-trial custody against the 14 people involved in bribery paid by the Odebrecht Brazilian company. Strong Iranian Diplomatic Contacts over Gulf Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13866&SEO=strong-iranian-diplomatic-contacts-over-gulf-crisis Tehran, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Iran held close diplomatic contacts with nine nations and the European Union (EU) to analyze possible solutions to the present crisis between Arab countries in the Persian Gulf following some disputes with Qatar, according to official sources. Evo Morales Chairs UN Debate on Conflict Prevention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13847&SEO=evo-morales-chairs-un-debate-on-conflict-prevention United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales is presiding over today a session of the United Nations Security Council dedicated to conflict prevention in cross-border water scenarios. Qatar Claims to Be Open to Mediation Efforts in Gulf Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13845&SEO=qatar-claims-to-be-open-to-mediation-efforts-in-gulf-crisis Doha, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said today that his country is open to Kuwait''s mediation efforts to reduce tension with its Arab neighbors from the Persian Gulf who broke diplomatic relations. UN Debates How to Protect the Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13844&SEO=un-debates-how-to-protect-the-oceans United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Conference on Oceans enters into its second day today with association dialogues and speeches from senior officials of the five continents on how to protect marine spaces. Migration and Labor Justice in the Eyes of the International Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13839&SEO=migration-and-labor-justice-in-the-eyes-of-the-international-forum Geneva, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Governance of labor migration around the world and equitable recruitment are among the topics prioritized on the agenda of the 106th International Labor Conference of the ILO, which is being held today in this capital. New Turkish Airport to Render Service to 200 Million Passengers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13826&SEO=new-turkish-airport-to-render-service-to-200-million-passengers Istanbul, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The third airport planned for this city will have capacity for 200 million passengers a year, connecting 350 destinations around the world, according to explanations today by Turkish Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan. Evo Morales Denounces in UN Bolivian Economic Impact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13822&SEO=evo-morales-denounces-in-un-bolivian-economic-impact United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has denounced today in the UN that the 138 years as a landlocked State has been a severe economic impact for the nation. Dead People by Recent Rains in Sri Lanka Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13820&SEO=dead-people-by-recent-rains-in-sri-lanka-increases Colombo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) New data offered by the Disaster Center of Sri Lanka said that 212 people died, and 79 are still missing, after therecent floods caused by intense rains associated to the monsoon. Denounced the Increase of Feminicides in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13817&SEO=denounced-the-increase-of-feminicides-in-turkey Ankara, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) At least 173 women were killed by men during the first five months of 2017, according to a report redacted by the ''Stop the feminicides'' organization, presented today in this capital. ICAP President Calls in Namibia to Increase Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13809&SEO=icap-president-calls-in-namibia-to-increase-solidarity Windhoek, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Cuban Institute of Solidarity with the Peoples (ICAP), Fernando Gonzalez, has said today that the complicated international scenario requires increasing the political and solidarity operations to prevent the achievements attained by our peoples being taken away. Turkey Appeals to Dialogue to Solve Crisis with Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13807&SEO=turkey-appeals-to-dialogue-to-solve-crisis-with-qatar Ankara, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Turkey was sorry for the decision adopted by seven countries to break diplomatic relations with Qatar and appealed to the dialogue and cooperation as formulas to overcome the crisis. Cuba and Poland Strengthen Friendship and Cooperation Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13805&SEO=cuba-and-poland-strengthen-friendship-and-cooperation-ties Havana, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Poland have strengthened today their friendship and cooperation ties during the meeting of Foreign Ministers Bruno Rodriguez and Witodl Waszczykowski, who is officially visiting Cuba. Japan and China Will Boost Trade, Says Singaporean Ex-Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13801&SEO=japan-and-china-will-boost-trade-says-singaporean-ex-prime-minister Tokyo, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Singaporean Former Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said today that China and Japan should boost trade and economic integration in the Asian continent, with equal conditions and not as rivals. Syrian Army Fights Terrorists in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13793&SEO=syrian-army-fights-terrorists-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) For the third day in a raw, strong fighting by the Syrian Army continued against groups of the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, near the city of Deir Ezzor, military sources confirmed today. Pope Francis Reminds That the Environment is a Collective Good http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13789&SEO=pope-francis-reminds-that-the-environment-is-a-collective-good Rome, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francisco called today in a message through his Twitter account, to never forget that the environment is a collective good, the patrimony of all humanity and the responsibility of everyone. ILO Debates on Global Employment Problems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13782&SEO=ilo-debates-on-global-employment-problems Geneva, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Unemployed people worldwide could surpass 201 million in 2017, while the disorderly emigration in search of labor options increases, with this background panorama, an international debate on the subject began today. Constitutional Bill To Be Approved in Referendum, Maduro Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13776&SEO=constitutional-bill-to-be-approved-in-referendum-maduro-says Caracas, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has announced that a referendum to approve the new constitutional text that generates the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) will be included in the election rules of this process. Putin Denounces US Interference in Affairs of Other Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13773&SEO=putin-denounces-us-interference-in-affairs-of-other-countries Moscow, June 5 (Prensa Latina) US interference in the internal affairs of others covers most of the world''s countries, however, only Russia is accused of this practice, President Vladimir Putin denounced today. China To Host BRICS Media Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13769&SEO=china-to-host-brics-media-forum Beijing, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) This capital city will host this week the Media Forum of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) with the presence of leaders of 25 groups of communication agencies from thee five member countries. Dialogue to Solve Colombian Teachers' Stoppage Without Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13768&SEO=dialogue-to-solve-colombian-teachers-stoppage-without-results Bogotá, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) As in a game of chess, leaders of the stoppage of Colombian teachers and the Ministry of Education, a strike that extends for 26 days, move today their pieces without success in the dialogue to find a solution. Brazilian People Shout Direct Vote Now and Temer Out http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13767&SEO=brazilian-people-shout-direct-vote-now-and-temer-out Brasilia, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Demands for direct elections and the dismissal of president Michel Temer ''do not have an owner they are a cry of the Brazilian people'', asserted Leo Madeira, presenter of the rally taking place today in Sao Paulo under those banners. London: 12 People Arrested for Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13764&SEO=london-12-people-arrested-for-terrorist-attack London, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) British security forces reported today the arrest of 12 people allegedly linked to the terrorist attack in London yesterday night, which killed seven people and injured 48. I Do Not Regret Expelling the DEA from Bolivia, Says Evo Morales http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13761&SEO=i-do-not-regret-expelling-the-dea-from-bolivia-says-evo-morales La Paz, June 4 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales recalled today that the expulsion of the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the US military allowed it to regain Bolivia''s economic and political sovereignty. First African President of WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13752&SEO=first-african-president-of-who Havana, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Humanity will have the first African citizen in charge of the World Health Organization (WHO), the most important health entity in the world, when the Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus takes office in July. France, Russia to Restrengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13751&SEO=france-russia-to-restrengthen-ties By Luisa María González Paris, June 4 (Prensa Latina) Looking ahead to major global challenges such as the fight against terrorism, France, and Russia seem ready to leave behind the tensions of recent years and forge a new moment in bilateral ties, marked by a greater cooperation. European Parliament to Discuss Future of Climate Change Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13749&SEO=european-parliament-to-discuss-future-of-climate-change-agreement Brussels, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament will discuss the future of the Paris Agreement on climate change in mid-June following the announcement of the United States withdrawal, reported today the president of the Community institution, Antonio Tajani. Julian Assange Still Trapped in Legal Labyrinth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13742&SEO=julian-assange-still-trapped-in-legal-labyrinth Havana, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) After seven years of investigation, the Swedish prosecutor''s office withdrew charges of alleged violation against Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website, but he remains trapped in a legal labyrinth that prevents him from leaving the embassy of Ecuador in London. Syria: Hideaways and Warehouses of Terrorists Found in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13741&SEO=syria-hideaways-and-warehouses-of-terrorists-found-in-homs Damascus, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Groups of Syrian technicians and sappers from the Army found hideways and a home made bomb factory in the neighborhood of Al Waer, city of Homs, from where the last armed terrorists recently came from. Lebanon Security Forces Arrest ISIS Tunnel Digger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13733&SEO=lebanon-security-forces-arrest-isis-tunnel-digger Beirut,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina)Lebanon Security forces arrested in south Lebanon a Syrian on charges of digging tunnels at the behest of Daesh (ISIS), state media reported today. USA-March for Truth Organizers Have a Simple Demand,Investigate Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13731&SEO=usa-march-for-truth-organizers-have-a-simple-demandinvestigate-trump Washington,Jun 3 (Prensa Latina)Some 135 US cities will carry out thew March for Truth during this weekend to demand transparecy after Trum fired FBI Director James Comey. ISIS Claims Responsibility for Philippines Casino Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13730&SEO=isis-claims-responsibility-for-philippines-casino-attack Manila, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) Philippine police say the attacker was a tall, English-speaking white man with a moustache. They say he carried an assault rifle, and that he used gasoline to start a casino fire that caused clouds of smoke that left at least 36 people dead Friday morning in a sprawling entertainment complex in Manila. US-led Coalition Admits Having Killed 484 Civilians in Syria, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13715&SEO=us-led-coalition-admits-having-killed-484-civilians-in-syria-iraq Damascus, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) US-led coalition air strikes in Syria and Iraq have killed at least 484 civilians, growing by more than a third, according to a new report by Operation Inherent Resolve known here. El Salvador FM Meets Intense Agenda of Work in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13711&SEO=el-salvador-fm-meets-intense-agenda-of-work-in-france Paris, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador''s foreign minister, Hugo Martínez, is meeting in France an intense agenda focused on bilateral and regional relations, in a visit that ends today with the signing of an agreement in the education sector. WikiLeaks Embarrasses the CIA Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13708&SEO=wikileaks-embarrasses-the-cia-again London, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Wikileaks website, founded by Julian Assange, has published more data on a covert cyberspace program from the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which has had an impact on the Internet today. Greece Clears Out Elliniko Refugee Camp http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13706&SEO=greece-clears-out-elliniko-refugee-camp Athens,Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities move to relocate hundreds of refugee in a camp outside the Greek capital as the evacuation operation gets under way. PM: Excellent Malaysia-China Relations Doesn't Compromise Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13703&SEO=pm-excellent-malaysia-china-relations-doesnt-compromise-sovereignty Kuala Lumpur,Jun 2(Prensa Latina) The real and transformative results of the excellent relations that Malaysia and China have built do not compromise the country''s sovereignty one bit, Malaysia Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. Maduro Calls to Strengthen Social Revolution in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13693&SEO=maduro-calls-to-strengthen-social-revolution-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Government''s path has to be the path of the popular social revolution, asserted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a working meeting with the Council of Vice-Presidents at the Miraflores Palace ). More than 32,000 People Disappeared in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13692&SEO=more-than-32000-people-disappeared-in-mexico Mexico, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) In Mexico 32,218 people are missing, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of the Interior released today. China Stresses its Determination to Implement Paris Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13689&SEO=china-stresses-its-determination-to-implement-paris-agreement Beijing, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has emphasized that it will continue implementing the Paris Agreement and will participate positively in the multilateral process of global climate governance, the official press reports today. Cuba Ratifies Socialist and Democratic Character of the Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13687&SEO=cuba-ratifies-socialist-and-democratic-character-of-the-revolution Havana, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The guidelines governing the process of updating the country's socioeconomic model approved by the Cuban National Assembly during an Extraordinary Session confirm today the socialist and democratic nature of the Revolution, parliamentarian sources affirm. German Politicians Reject Trump Decision over Paris Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13686&SEO=german-politicians-reject-trump-decision-over-paris-agreement Berlin, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of German political parties today rejected the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to withdraw his country from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Honduras Signs Agreement on Atomic Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13683&SEO=honduras-signs-agreement-on-atomic-energy Tegucigalpa, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Honduran government and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have signed an agreement on fostering technical cooperation in several areas of common interest. Fraternal Meeting of Syrian President with Liberated People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13679&SEO=fraternal-meeting-of-syrian-president-with-liberated-people Damascus, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al Assad reportedly welcomed at the Presidential Palace 34 kidnapped people recently liberated from the hands of terrrorist groups in the suburb of Barzeh, in the outskirt of Damascus. OAS Did Not Recognize Lies against Venezuela, Says Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13677&SEO=oas-did-not-recognize-lies-against-venezuela-says-foreign-minister Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) ''Those who sought to control Venezuela by allying with the violent opposition failed because the lies this group seeks to uphold have no support'', said Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez. UN Affirms Most of the World Supports Paris Climate Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13676&SEO=un-affirms-most-of-the-world-supports-paris-climate-agreement United Nations, June 1 (PL) UN General Assembly President, Peter Thomson, has downplayed today the impact of the eventual US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement on the grounds that such an initiative has a clear global support. Canadian NGO Warns over NAFTA Bad Consequences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13675&SEO=canadian-ngo-warns-over-nafta-bad-consequences Ottawa, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Non-governmental organization Common Frontiers warned the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has destroyed entire sectors of local economy, such as agriculture in Mexico or the exploitation of natural resources in Canada. At Least 25 Wounded in ISIS Attack at Philippine Hotel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13673&SEO=at-least-25-wounded-in-isis-attack-at-philippine-hotel Manila, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Al least 25 people were injured in a attack on a hotel in this capital. The authorship was claimed by the ISIS terrorist group, Phillipine media reported. DPRK Urges USA to End Military Exercises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13669&SEO=dprk-urges-usa-to-end-military-exercises Pyongyang, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has urged again the United States to end the offensive military exercises in the East Sea of Korea, where Washington deployed Carl Vinson and Ronald Reagan nuclear aircraft carriers. Economic, Social Guidelines Help Cuba Advance, Raul Castro Said http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13659&SEO=economic-social-guidelines-help-cuba-advance-raul-castro-said Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Political guidelines passed today by the National Assembly will help Cuba continue updating its economic and social model, ''that is to say, change everything that needs to be changed'', President Raul Castro stressed in closing the legislative special session. Venezuela: Henrique Capriles Is Involved in Odebrecht's Bribes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13648&SEO=venezuela-henrique-capriles-is-involved-in-odebrechts-bribes Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) A top executive of the Brazilian firm Odebrecht in Venezuela, Euzenando Azevedo, pointed to the extreme right-wing opposition leader Henrique Capriles as a beneficiary of illegal financing for his presidential campaign in 2012. Cuban Legislators Support Documents Analyzed in Plenary Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13646&SEO=cuban-legislators-support-documents-analyzed-in-plenary-session Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban legislators have supported the documents analyzed in the context of the Special Session of the National People''s Power Assembly, in plenary session today in the presence of President Raul Castro. Philippines Confirms Foreigners Death in Armed Clashes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13645&SEO=philippines-confirms-foreigners-death-in-armed-clashes Manila, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Philippine authorities confirmed today that eight foreign fighters are among the Islamist militants killed by security forces in the southern city of Marawi, south of the country. UNESCO Highlights Revolutionary Work of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13641&SEO=unesco-highlights-revolutionary-work-of-fidel-castro Paris, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Spanish intellectual Ignacio Ramonet has highlighted today at UNESCO the broad revolutionary work of Fidel Castro, who boosted deep transformations in Cuba and also in countries of other continents. Colombian Teachers-Government Dialogue Still Whithout Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13633&SEO=colombian-teachers-government-dialogue-still-whithout-progress Bogota, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Colombian teachers'' stoppage reaches its 22nd day, while the dialogue with the government continues without progress, and teachers call to the third ''takeover'' for next June 6. China Emphasizes Support for European Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13632&SEO=china-emphasizes-support-for-european-integration Beijing, June 1 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, who is visiting Germany, emphasized the country''s support for the process of European integration, official sources in the capital reported today. ALBA, CARICOM Defeat Anti-Venezuelan Plans at OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13631&SEO=alba-caricom-defeat-anti-venezuelan-plans-at-oas Caracas, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) The voice and morals of the countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been imposed at the OAS, Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said. Angolan PMs to Prepare Fourth Legislature Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13614&SEO=angolan-pms-to-prepare-fourth-legislature-agenda Luanda, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The heads of the five parliamentary Caucasus in the Angolan National Assembly have agreed today to devote the next plenary session to the preparation of the fourth legislature, which will come up from the August 23´s general elections. Cuban Parliament Commissions Discuss Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13613&SEO=cuban-parliament-commissions-discuss-projects Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Marino Murillo, has ratified that the social ownership over the means of production is still observed in Cuba. Inquiry on Death of Indigenous Canadians Demanded http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13612&SEO=inquiry-on-death-of-indigenous-canadians-demanded Ottawa, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Leaders from Canadian First Nations have demanded today to dissolve the Board of Police Services in Thunder Bay and instruct the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to investigate the deaths of indigenous people in this town of Ontario. Russia Cancels Restrictions on Trade with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13610&SEO=russia-cancels-restrictions-on-trade-with-turkey Ankara, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish companies and individuals will be able to operate and work in Russia, thanks to a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin, Russian news agency Tass reported Wednesday. North Korea Accuses US of Fanning Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13609&SEO=north-korea-accuses-us-of-fanning-tensions Pyongyang, May 31 (Prensa Latina) North Korea''s Government has reportedly accused US media and military leaders of urging the Donald Trump administration of fanning the fire of tensions over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). World Final of Programming Competition in US, an Ovation for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13597&SEO=world-final-of-programming-competition-in-us-an-ovation-for-cuba Washington, May 31 (Prensa Latina) An ovation filled the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in the American town of Rapid City when the Cuban team of the University of Havana (UH) was Latin American champion in an international university competition of programming. Raul Castro Attends Cuban Parliament's Special Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13593&SEO=raul-castro-attends-cuban-parliaments-special-session Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has attended the opening ceremony of the special session of the National People''s Power Assembly (ANPP), which was convened to analyze several documents governing the economic and social life of the country. Iran to Operate Arak Nuclear Reactor in Three or Four Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13592&SEO=iran-to-operate-arak-nuclear-reactor-in-three-or-four-years Tehran, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) affirmed today that the redesign of the Arak nuclear reactor is in line with the planned schedule so that it could be operational at the latest within four years. Colombian Teachers Striking Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13587&SEO=colombian-teachers-striking-again Bogota, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Federation of Education Workers (Fecode) called today for another ''strike of capital''s cities'', while maintaining such protests for more than two weeks throughout the national territory. Russia Fires Missiles to Blast Terrorists in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13586&SEO=russia-fires-missiles-to-blast-terrorists-in-syria Moscow, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A Russian frigate and a submarine reportedly fired today four missiles from eastern Mediterranean against ISIS terrorist targets in Syria, destroying their war equipment and causing heavy casualties. Bolivian President thanks Chinese Donation of Surveillance Cameras http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13583&SEO=bolivian-president-thanks-chinese-donation-of-surveillance-cameras La Paz, May 31 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales thanked the Chinese ambassador to Bolivia, Wu Yuanshan, today for the donation of 570 surveillance cameras to strengthen the people''s security in the Andean-Amazonian nation. Violent Groups in Venezuela Consume Banned Drug Captagon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13580&SEO=violent-groups-in-venezuela-consume-banned-drug-captagon Caracas, May 31 (Prensa Latina) Members of violent groups financed by extreme right-wing opposition parties in Venezuela are consuming a drug commercially known as Captagon, Matrizur website denounced. Morena Officially Denounces Irregularities in Mexican Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13572&SEO=morena-officially-denounces-irregularities-in-mexican-elections Mexico, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The party Movimiento de Regeneracion Nacional (Morena) has denounced to electoral authorities the alleged involvement of the federal Government in supporting ruling candidate for the June 4th elections in the state of Mexico. Bolivia: 2,500 Delegates to the World Peoples Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13571&SEO=bolivia-2500-delegates-to-the-world-peoples-summit La Paz, May 31 (Prensa Latina) A total of 2,500 delegates will take part in the World Peoples Summit to be held next month in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba, reported Bolivian Minister of Coordination with the Social Movements Alfredo Rada. Vladimir Putin Welcomes Attendees at St. Petersburg Economic Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13566&SEO=vladimir-putin-welcomes-attendees-at-st.-petersburg-economic-forum Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed participants at the St. Petersburg-2017 International Economic Forum, which coincides with the first signs that the world is coming out the economic crisis. European Union and Chile Tackle Cooperation Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13563&SEO=european-union-and-chile-tackle-cooperation-issues Santiago, Chile, May 30 (Prensa Latina) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (EU) Federica Mogherini held a meeting with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on issues of integration and current regional policy. Putin Praises Oil Cooperation with Saudi Arabia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13562&SEO=putin-praises-oil-cooperation-with-saudi-arabia Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin highlighted the importance of the cooperation with Saudi Arabia on the energy field, particularly in the regulation of the oil market, during a meeting Wednesday with Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Muhammad bin Salman al Saud. Group The Elders Demands to Stop Violence in South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13561&SEO=group-the-elders-demands-to-stop-violence-in-south-sudan Juba, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Elders, a NGO formed by world personalities founded by Nelson Mandela, has demanded the authorities of South Sudan to stop the violence and make security of civil population a top priority. Crisis around Temer Increases Uncertainty over Brazilian Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13551&SEO=crisis-around-temer-increases-uncertainty-over-brazilian-economy Brasilia, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The uncertainty indicator of the Brazilian economy surged to 9.3 points in May, after denunciations of obstruction of justice and corruption weighing on Brazilian President Michel Temer, said Getulio Vargas Foundation Wednesday. President Evo Announces Construction of Nuclear Medicine Centers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13549&SEO=president-evo-announces-construction-of-nuclear-medicine-centers La Paz, May 30 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has announced today the construction in Bolivia of three nuclear medicine facilities to do research that will help cure diseases such as cancer. Putin, Saudi Prince Meeting Addresses Syria Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13548&SEO=putin-saudi-prince-meeting-addresses-syria-issue Moscow, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian issue was present today in talks of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the second Saudi Crown Prince and Defense Minister, Muhamed Ben Salman Al Sauda, who is ​​visiting Moscow. Drug Cartels Fight for Control of Reynosa,Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13542&SEO=drug-cartels-fight-for-control-of-reynosamexico Mexico, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican city of Reynosa in the border with the US is becoming now a battle field by organized crime members, with at leats 36 homicides last month. THAAD Launchers Brought in S. Korea without Notifying New President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13541&SEO=thaad-launchers-brought-in-s.-korea-without-notifying-new-president Seoul, May 30 (Prensa Latina) President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, has ordered the investigation of the secret entry and deployment in the country of four new launchers of the THAAD anti-missile defense system, Yonhap news agency reported. Cuba to Attend OCLAE Andean Meeting in Bogota http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13539&SEO=cuba-to-attend-oclae-andean-meeting-in-bogota Bogota, May 30 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of the Andean region of the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Organization of Students (OCLAE) will be held at the National University in Bogotá on Thursday and Friday. Colombian Govt. Resumes Dialogue with Teachers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13534&SEO=colombian-govt.-resumes-dialogue-with-teachers Bogota, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and the National Federation of Educators (FECODE) resumed the talks on Tuesday to end the strike of teachers that started 20 days ago in public schools nationwide. German Politician Calls Trump a Values Destroyer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13532&SEO=german-politician-calls-trump-a-values-destroyer Berlin, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the German Social democratic Party (SDP) and chancellery candidate, Martin Schulz considered today the US president Donald Trump destroyer of Western values. Bolivia Has the Most Stable Economy in South America, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13529&SEO=bolivia-has-the-most-stable-economy-in-south-america-minister-says La Paz, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister Luis Arce said today that in the midst of an adverse international scenario, Bolivia consolidated as the country with the highest growth in South America for the fourth year under the presidency of Evo Morales. Trump Criticizes Germany's Policies toward the United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13521&SEO=trump-criticizes-germanys-policies-toward-the-united-states Washington, May 30 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump criticized Germany''s trade and military policies on his country today and predicted a change in the situation. German Social Democrats Criticize Donald Trump's Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13515&SEO=german-social-democrats-criticize-donald-trumps-policy Berlin, May 30 (Prensa Latina) After German Chancellor Angela Merkel has strongly criticized President Donald Trump, the German Social Democrats joined that position today by taking sides against the US president. Special Anti-terrorism Security Command Created in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13514&SEO=special-anti-terrorism-security-command-created-in-venezuela Caracas, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the creation of a special anti-terrorist security command, which will guarantee the peace of all Venezuelans. Over 60,000 Migrants Arrive in Italy this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13507&SEO=over-60000-migrants-arrive-in-italy-this-year Rome, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The number of irregular immigrants arriving in Italy this year has risen to 60,000, after being rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, the UN Refugee Agency reported today. SADR Rebuffs EU Proposal on Association with Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13506&SEO=sadr-rebuffs-eu-proposal-on-association-with-morocco Algiers, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) has rebuffed the European Commission''s proposal to review a European Union-Morocco association agreement to include Western Sahara, according to the Sahara Press Service website. Ecuador's President Urges to Debate on Changes for Communication Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13505&SEO=ecuadors-president-urges-to-debate-on-changes-for-communication-law Quito, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuador´s President, Lenin Moreno, has today urged the local media to get to an agreement on their proposals for the Communication Law. Honduran President Orders an Investigation into Stadium Stampede http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13499&SEO=honduran-president-orders-an-investigation-into-stadium-stampede Tegucigalpa, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has today ordered the authorities to conduct an in-depth investigation into a stampede, which caused four deaths and several injured, at the National Stadium in Tegucigalpa. DPRK Denounces Joint Drill Plans of USA, South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13498&SEO=dprk-denounces-joint-drill-plans-of-usa-south-korea Pyongyang, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced today the United States and South Korea for trying to develop a joint military drill in June. Presidents of France, Russia to Overcome Tensions and Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13497&SEO=presidents-of-france-russia-to-overcome-tensions-and-strengthen-ties Paris, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and France, Emmanuel Macron, expressed today their intention to overcome the tensions that marked the bilateral relationship in recent years, and strengthen ties to advance on issues of common interest. Several Dead, Injured, Streets Blocked As Severe Storm Hits Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13492&SEO=several-dead-injured-streets-blocked-as-severe-storm-hits-moscow Moscow,May 29 (Prensa Latina) At least 11 persons died and 40 were injured today here because of intense winds and rains. Syrian Army Frees Villages and Advances in Eastern Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13490&SEO=syrian-army-frees-villages-and-advances-in-eastern-aleppo Aleppo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias continued military anti-terrorist operations east of the province of Aleppo, where they expelled the Islamic State from 22 villages, military sources confirmed today. Deputy PM of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Arrived in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13488&SEO=deputy-pm-of-st.-vincent-and-the-grenadines-arrived-in-cuba Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Luis Straker has arrived in Cuba to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Illegal Money in Mexican Elections Investigated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13486&SEO=illegal-money-in-mexican-elections-investigated Mexico, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Specialized Attorney''s Office for Electoral Crimes (FEPADE) has been investigating candidates for governors, among other candidates, for allegedly using money from illegal sources, for the June 4th elections. Sri Lanka Rains Death Toll Rises to 164 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13479&SEO=sri-lanka-rains-death-toll-rises-to-164 Colombo, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The death toll in Sri Lanka rose to 164 due to flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains associated with the arrival of the monsoon. Beijing Hosts Global Cooperation Fair In Trade Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13475&SEO=beijing-hosts-global-cooperation-fair-in-trade-services Beijing, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese capital hosts today an international trade fair to promote openness and cooperation in trade services, focusing on science and technology, the internet and communication, culture and business education, tourism, health, medicine and finance. Syrian Property Damage Exceeds $80 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13476&SEO=syrian-property-damage-exceeds-80-billion-usd Damascus, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Damage to public and private property in Syria has exceeded $88 billion USD, according to Deputy Minister of Municipal Administrations Loay Kharitah. Brazil Popular Front Proposes Emergency Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13470&SEO=brazil-popular-front-proposes-emergency-plan Brasilia, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Faced with the aggravation of the political, social and institutional crisis that the country is going through, the Brazil Popular Front launches today a so-called '' People''s Emergency Plan'' in the city of Sao Paulo. Europe Must Be Independent of UK and US, Warns Merkel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13468&SEO=europe-must-be-independent-of-uk-and-us-warns-merkel Berlin, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The German chief of government, Angela Merkel, warned that Europe must become independent of the British Government and the United States and seek ways to be self-sufficient without relying on other powers. Vietnamese Prime Minister Starts U.S. Visit Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13467&SEO=vietnamese-prime-minister-starts-u.s.-visit-today Hanoi, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will begin an official visit to the United States today at the invitation of President Donald Trump, during which the two countries will strengthen relations, according to government sources. Ombudsman Condemns Hate Crime in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13461&SEO=ombudsman-condemns-hate-crime-in-venezuela Caracas, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Ombudsman Tarek William Saab demanded exemplary sanctions for those responsible for a disgusting hate crime committed against a former Venezuelan official who was tortured and killed by a mob in the state of Lara. Attacks on Journalists in Mexico Come from Local Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13459&SEO=attacks-on-journalists-in-mexico-come-from-local-officials Mexico, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The Advisory Council of the Mechanism for the Protection of Journalists and Human Rights Defenders in Mexico warned on Sunday that many of the attacks on communicators and human rights defenders come from local and state officials. Colombian President Signs Decrees on Peace Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13458&SEO=colombian-president-signs-decrees-on-peace-agreements Bogota, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has signed four decrees in the past few hours, followed by others that he must sign today regarding the peace agreements with the FARC-EP. World Youth Festival to Honor Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13457&SEO=world-youth-festival-to-honor-fidel-castro Havana, May 28 (Prensa Latina) The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, to be held in the Russian city of Sochi in October, will be dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, local media reported on Sunday. Cuban First Vice President to Visit La Higuera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13455&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-to-visit-la-higuera Vallegrande, Bolivia, May 28 (Prensa Latina) On Sunday, Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel will visit the town of La Higuera, at the foothills of The Andes, where he will deposit a wreath at the monument to guerrilla Commander Ernesto Che Guevara. Mass Arrivals of Rescued Immigrants in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13453&SEO=mass-arrivals-of-rescued-immigrants-in-italy Rome, May 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1,449 immigrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea by the ship Vos Prudence, which belongs to the non-governmental organization Doctors without Borders, arrived in the port of the southern city of Naples on Sunday. U.S. Secretary of Defense Says Trump Is Open to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13450&SEO=u.s.-secretary-of-defense-says-trump-is-open-to-climate-change Washington, May 28 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump is very open to the issue of climate change while he assesses the Paris Agreement, said Secretary of Defense James Mattis in an interview that was broadcast entirely on Sunday. Nearly 1,500 Migrants Rescued from the Sea to Arrive in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13443&SEO=nearly-1500-migrants-rescued-from-the-sea-to-arrive-in-italy Rome, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1,449 people rescued in the Mediterranean Sea sail to the Italian port of Naples aboard the ship Vos Prudence of Médecins Sans Frontiéres, reported today an NGO representative. UN Concerns over Civilians in IS-Controlled Mosul Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13439&SEO=un-concerns-over-civilians-in-is-controlled-mosul-areas United Nations, May 27 (Prensa Latina) UN Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O''Brien, has today expressed his concern over the lives of tens of thousands of civilians remaining in IS-controlled Mosul areas. MORENA Strengthens After LP Candidates Declines in Mexican Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13437&SEO=morena-strengthens-after-lp-candidates-declines-in-mexican-elections Mexico, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The aspirations of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) have today strengthened following the declines of Labor Party (PT) candidates in the states of Mexico and Coahuila. G-7 Summit In Its Secong and Last day in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13430&SEO=g-7-summit-in-its-secong-and-last-day-in-italy Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 summit arrives today at its second and last day, in the town of Taormina, during which it will debate on climate change, a topic of confrontation between the United States and its allies. FELAP, 41 Years Without Losing its Historical Principles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13429&SEO=felap-41-years-without-losing-its-historical-principles By Maylin Vidal Philippines Confirms ISIS Presence in Mindanao http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13396&SEO=philippines-confirms-isis-presence-in-mindanao Manila, May 26 (Prensa Latina) ''We will overcome, we will win,'' Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told soldiers today in Iligan City, referring to the war against local terror groups in the country. Chile: The Truth About Pablo Neruda's Death Is Near http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13392&SEO=chile-the-truth-about-pablo-nerudas-death-is-near Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The truth about the cause of death of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda seems to be imminent, after international scientific tests were made, an idea that seduces the family of the Nobel Literature Prize winner. More than 50 US Senators Reintroduce Travel Law to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13382&SEO=more-than-50-us-senators-reintroduce-travel-law-to-cuba Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) has applauded the reintroduction in the U.S. Senate of the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, an initiative supported by 54 legislators. Holland America Line Cruise Company Authorized to Sail to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13380&SEO=holland-america-line-cruise-company-authorized-to-sail-to-cuba Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Holland America Line cruise company, based in Seattle, Washington, is joining the growing list of cruise lines offering voyages from the USA to Cuba. Cuban First Deputy President Reiterates Friendship with Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13375&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-president-reiterates-friendship-with-bolivia La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) First deputy president of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated here today the willingness of his country to keep working in various key sectors of the process of changes in Bolivia, as a sign of friendship and fraternity amid the two nations. US Court Keeps Trump's Travel Ban on Hold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13373&SEO=us-court-keeps-trumps-travel-ban-on-hold Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Circuit of the Appeal Court ruled today that the executive order by President Donald Trump that seeks to ban travels from Muslim-majority countries to the United States should be on hold. Merkel Threatens Turkey with Withdrawing Troops from Incirlik http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13368&SEO=merkel-threatens-turkey-with-withdrawing-troops-from-incirlik Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened to withdraw the German troops from the air base of Incirlik, southeast of Turkey, if the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is still blocking visits by German parliamentary representatives. Russian Security Service Dismantles Terrorist Cell in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13367&SEO=russian-security-service-dismantles-terrorist-cell-in-moscow Moscow, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Security Service (FSB in Russian) dismantled a terrorist cell in the capital of Russia Thursday, to arrest four suspects in whose apartment they found a home-made explosives factory. EU and Donald Trump Air Differences in Brussels Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13363&SEO=eu-and-donald-trump-air-differences-in-brussels-meeting Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and the United States have aired differences over Russia, international trade and climate change, the European Council reported today after a meeting between EU leaders and US President Donald Trump. Paraguay Expresses Interest in Urea and Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13362&SEO=paraguay-expresses-interest-in-urea-and-bolivian-gas La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Sánchez stated today that authorities in Paraguay are interested in buying urea from the Andean-Amazonian nation and increasing volumes of commercialization of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Syrian Army Makes New Progress in Homs Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13361&SEO=syrian-army-makes-new-progress-in-homs-province Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army and allied militias have made further progress to the east of the province of Homs against members of the Islamic State (ISIS), military sources confirmed today. Peru Highlights Cuban Commitment to Peace and Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13355&SEO=peru-highlights-cuban-commitment-to-peace-and-disarmament Lima, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ambassador in Peru, Sergio González, confirmed that his country has been, is now and will always be a peace advocate, commenting on an international seminar for the abolition of military bases. UN Calls for Action to Protect Civilians in Conflict Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13350&SEO=un-calls-for-action-to-protect-civilians-in-conflict-zones United Nations, May 25 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for actions today to ensure the protection of civilians in areas of conflict, including full respect for international humanitarian law. China's President Calls for Modern, Stronger Navy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13348&SEO=chinas-president-calls-for-modern-stronger-navy Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping has called for building a stronger and more modern Naval Force to realize the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation and the dream of a powerful Armed Forces. New Zealand Launches Its First Space Rocket Successfully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13346&SEO=new-zealand-launches-its-first-space-rocket-successfully Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) U.S. company Rocket Lab celebrated today the successful launch of a Rocket Lab test craft named Electron from the North Island of New Zealand. Paraguayan Peasants Repudiate Presidential Veto on Expropriation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13333&SEO=paraguayan-peasants-repudiate-presidential-veto-on-expropriation Asunción, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Peasant Federation (FNC) of Paraguay repudiated the veto of President Horacio Cartes on the expropriation of farms of Guahory colony, Department of Caaguazú, in favor of farm workers. Venezuelan Justice to Protect Eight Municipalities from Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13322&SEO=venezuelan-justice-to-protect-eight-municipalities-from-violence Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Court of Venezuela''s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has issued some protection measures for the inhabitants of eight municipalities hit by violent actions of the extreme right opposition in the states of Miranda and Merida. Macron's Party Wins Majority in French Legislative Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13310&SEO=macrons-party-wins-majority-in-french-legislative-elections Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron''s Republic on the Move (LREM) Party is about to win the vote in June''s legislative elections, an Ifop-Fiducial poll showed on Wednesday. Marches in Bolivian Cities Demanding Release of Detainees in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13308&SEO=marches-in-bolivian-cities-demanding-release-of-detainees-in-chile La Paz, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Bolivians marched today from the city of El Alto to the historic center of La Paz to demand the release of the nine compatriots unjustly detained in Chile since March 19. Police Dispersed Anti-Temer Demonstration With Bombs and Gases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13306&SEO=police-dispersed-anti-temer-demonstration-with-bombs-and-gases Brasilia, May 24 (Prensa Latina) With bombings, tear gas and rubber bullets, the Brazilian Military Police is trying to disperse thousands of demonstrators gathered here in the esplanade of the Ministries to demand the departure of President Michel Temer. US Companies Ask Trump to Maintain and Expand Trips to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13304&SEO=us-companies-ask-trump-to-maintain-and-expand-trips-to-cuba Washington, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Over 40 companies and associations from the United States have sent a letter to US President Donald Trump to urge him to maintain and expand travels to Cuba. Trump Arrives in Belgium with Strong Security Device http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13299&SEO=trump-arrives-in-belgium-with-strong-security-device Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels Wednesday afternoon, in the middle of a wide security device, and popular demonstrations against his presence in this European nation. Lenin Moreno Swears-in as Ecuador President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13294&SEO=lenin-moreno-swears-in-as-ecuador-president Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno was inaugurated today as the new president of Ecuador in a solemn ceremony held in the National Assembly (parliament), before some Latin American presidents and guests. Cuban First Vice President Honors Ecuadorian Founding Father http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13293&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-honors-ecuadorian-founding-father Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, placed here today a wreath before the monument to Eloy Alfaro, Founding Father of the liberal revolution in Ecuador. US Rapper Talib Kweli in Live Cuban Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13288&SEO=us-rapper-talib-kweli-in-live-cuban-concert Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) US rapper Talib Kweli is preparing in Cuba the concert he will give at the Rumba Palace on Friday. Voters Go to the Polls in Cayman Islands Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13282&SEO=voters-go-to-the-polls-in-cayman-islands-election George Town, May 24 (Prensa Latina) About 21,000 voters go to the polls today in the Cayman Islands to elect the 15 members of the new Legislative Assembly of this British Caribbean territory. Cuba Supports Palestinian Cause http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13275&SEO=cuba-supports-palestinian-cause Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Commission of Palestinians in Zionist Regime Prisons, have thanked today Cuba''s solidarity during a meeting with Rogerio Santana, that country''s ambassador to Syria. Cuba Supports Citizen's Revolution in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13272&SEO=cuba-supports-citizens-revolution-in-ecuador Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba, María Augusta Calles, today classified as a support to the Citizen''s Revolution the visit to Ecuador of the first vice-president of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. Venezuela to Continue Marches to Support Constitutional Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13270&SEO=venezuela-to-continue-marches-to-support-constitutional-process Caracas, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice-President in charge of the economy, Ramón Lobo, said today that the people of the South American nation will continue to mobilize to support and accompany the constitutional process summoned by President Nicolás Maduro. Pope Francis Meets US President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13269&SEO=pope-francis-meets-us-president Rome, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has received here today U.S. President Donald Trump, who is carrying out a few hours visit to this capital. Chevron Threatens with Massive Lay-off in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13235&SEO=chevron-threatens-with-massive-lay-off-in-bangladesh Dacca, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Chevron threatened today to lay off workers protesting the planned sale of its assets in Bangladesh to Chinese investors, delaying the estimated $ 2 billion deal. Lawyer Calls for Citizens Coalition to Support Colombian Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13226&SEO=lawyer-calls-for-citizens-coalition-to-support-colombian-peace Bogota, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle has called on citizens today to defend the peace accords after expressing his concern about the future of the implementation process of the agreement with the FARC-EP. Brazilian Scholar Warns That Temer's Permanence Worsens Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13220&SEO=brazilian-scholar-warns-that-temers-permanence-worsens-corruption Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Temer''s permanence is a factor that it may worsen corruption in Congress, of which it is a hostage, according to Roberto Romano, a scholar from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). Colombia, a Country with Most Internally Displaced People Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13216&SEO=colombia-a-country-with-most-internally-displaced-people-worldwide Bogota, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombia is the country with the largest population of internal displaced people worldwide, according to a report published here by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) in conjunction with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Montenegro to Join NATO on May 25 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13213&SEO=montenegro-to-join-nato-on-may-25 Podgorica, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Montenegro''s prime minister, Dusko Markovic, will travel to Brussels to attend the summit of heads of state and/or government of NATO, in which the small Balkan state will join as a full member. Future Cardinal Revives Salvadoran Faith in Romero's Canonization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13211&SEO=future-cardinal-revives-salvadoran-faith-in-romeros-canonization By Charly Morales Valido Islamic State Claims Attack on Manchester Stadium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13208&SEO=islamic-state-claims-attack-on-manchester-stadium London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) claimed today the terrorist attack in a stadium in the British city of Manchester, where 22 people have died so far and nearly 60 people were injured. Brazilian Bar Association Calls for Michel Temer's Impeachment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13205&SEO=brazilian-bar-association-calls-for-michel-temers-impeachment Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Brazil´s Bar Association (OAB), Claudio Lamachia, has announced that such an organization will hand over the Chamber of Deputies an impeachment request against Brazilian President, Michel Temer. Lenin Moreno to Present Cabinet During his Presidential Inauguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13204&SEO=lenin-moreno-to-present-cabinet-during-his-presidential-inauguration Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The cabinet that will accompany the elected Ecuadorian leader, Lenin Moreno, will be known Wednesday, the day of the presidential inauguration attended by more than 14 heads of state and government and some international personalities. Cuban Foreign Minister Talks with Paraguayan formel President Lugo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13202&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-talks-with-paraguayan-formel-president-lugo Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, received today the formel president and Paraguayan senator Fernando Lugo, who visits Cuba as part of a Paraguayan parliamentary delegation. Cuba and European Union on Dialogue on Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13200&SEO=cuba-and-european-union-on-dialogue-on-human-rights Brussels, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the European Union (EU) made their third round of conversations on human rights Monday, to bring about the exchange of opinions and widen the knowledge of their respective realities. First Salvadoran Cardinal Dedicates His Naming to Monsignor Romero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13173&SEO=first-salvadoran-cardinal-dedicates-his-naming-to-monsignor-romero San Salvador, May 22 (Prensa Latina) When Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chávez was told that Pope Francisco would name him Cardinal, above Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar himself, he thought it was too early to be joking. Saudi Kingdom Stronger against Terrorism after Summits with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13164&SEO=saudi-kingdom-stronger-against-terrorism-after-summits-with-trump Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia said that President Donald Trump''s speech at the Arab-Islamic summit held here contained key indicators of the U.S. policy on the Middle East and the horizon of cooperation that exists today with those communities. Pedro Sanchez Defeats Spain's Stagnant Social Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13161&SEO=pedro-sanchez-defeats-spains-stagnant-social-democracy Madrid, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Pedro Suarez''s re-conquest of the reins of the Spanish Workers'' Socialist Party (PSOE), when many thought that he was politically dead, will inevitably lead to the ostracism of the historic leaders of that centenary organization. Philippine President Seeks to Strengthen Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13157&SEO=philippine-president-seeks-to-strengthen-cooperation-with-russia Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits Russia today, seeking to strengthen cooperation in defense and security, as well as economic and commercial cooperation, especially in agriculture. Venezuelan Government Warns about Fascist Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13154&SEO=venezuelan-government-warns-about-fascist-trend Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government have warned today that right-wing groups are trying to impose a Nazi-fascist trend in the country, according to their actions in recent weeks. Iranian Foreign Minister Denies Trump Accusations from Saudi Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13153&SEO=iranian-foreign-minister-denies-trump-accusations-from-saudi-kingdom Tehran, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has bluntly denied accusations of US President Donald Trump from Saudi Arabia and ironically with the scenario and the circumstances where he made them. Libya: UN Chief Urges All Sides to Restore Calm,Stop Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13147&SEO=libya-un-chief-urges-all-sides-to-restore-calmstop-violence United Nations,May 21 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm, the UN chief''s spokesman said today. 'Kashmir is Ours,' Says Indian Minister, Promises Permanent Solution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13146&SEO=kashmir-is-ours-says-indian-minister-promises-permanent-solution New Delhi,May 21 (Prensa Latina) ''Kashmir is ours'' Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the Modi government will find a ''permanent solution'' to the Kashmir problem. Singapore Supports Joint Efforts to Sustain TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13144&SEO=singapore-supports-joint-efforts-to-sustain-tpp Singapur,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Singapore ''supports the joint efforts'' of the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signatories to sustain the massive free trade deal, Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said today. Russia Asks WTO to Look Into Sanctions by Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13139&SEO=russia-asks-wto-to-look-into-sanctions-by-ukraine Moscow,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has sent a request to the World Trade Organization asking to hold consultations over Ukraine''s sanctions against Moscow, in place since 2014, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin deliver the requesto to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo, during a ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Hanoi. Uribe´s Apology Worse than his Offense, Says Colombia Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13136&SEO=uribeas-apology-worse-than-his-offense-says-colombia-senator Bogota, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Ivan Cepeda, Senator from the Polo Democratico Alternativo party, said today that the apology issued by Colombian former President Alvaro Uribe is worse than his offense. Saudi King Discusses Trade and Military Cooperation with Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13135&SEO=saudi-king-discusses-trade-and-military-cooperation-with-donald-trump Riyadh, May 20 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia discussed today with US President Donald Trump the state of bilateral relations, particularly cooperation in the commercial and military sectors. Temer Adds Another Accusation: Buying MPs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13131&SEO=temer-adds-another-accusation-buying-mps Brasilia, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Today, Brazilian President Michel Temer is buying up representatives in the Federal Chamber to approve their reforms, Alagoas lawmaker Givaldo Carimbao of the Humanist Solidarity Party (PHS) denounced. Oscar López Rivera: the Struggle for Puerto Rico's Freedom Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13129&SEO=oscar-lopez-rivera-the-struggle-for-puerto-ricos-freedom-continues Por Nestor Rosa-MarbrellSan Juan, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Oscar López Rivera, who was released on May 17 after 36 years of imprisonment in the United States for his struggle for Puerto Rico''s independence, has become a symbol of inspiration for new generations of Puerto Ricans. Swedish Prosecutor Office Drops Rape Charges Against Julian Assange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13119&SEO=swedish-prosecutor-office-drops-rape-charges-against-julian-assange Stockholm, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish prosecutor''s office announced today the closure of the investigation to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks site, for an alleged violation. Massive Turnout in Iranian Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13114&SEO=massive-turnout-in-iranian-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) A significant voter turnout marked today the twelfth presidential election of Iran in which the main candidates, the supreme leader, and other political and religious personalities exercised their suffrage. Caribbean Nations Stand By Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13111&SEO=caribbean-nations-stand-by-venezuela Bridgetown, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community Private Company to Build First Geothermal Power Plant in Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13108&SEO=private-company-to-build-first-geothermal-power-plant-in-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Maximus Johnity Ongkili, said today that Malaysia''s first geothermal power plant will be built by Tawau Green Technology Sdn Bhd, without financial cost to the government. Gas Accumulation Causes Explosions in Cartagena, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13103&SEO=gas-accumulation-causes-explosions-in-cartagena-colombia Bogota, May 19 (Prensa Latina) An inspection to the shipyards of Citemar and Astivick in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, where a triple explosion occurred two days ago killing seven people, said that the gas accumulation could be the cause of the incident. Russia Denounces US Distortions about Syrian Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13098&SEO=russia-denounces-us-distortions-about-syrian-reality Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced US manipulations today on Syria events, including unproven accusations against the government of that country for alleged use of chemical weapons. Venezuelan Customs Confiscates Items for Violent Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13095&SEO=venezuelan-customs-confiscates-items-for-violent-groups Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Superintendent of the National Integrated Tax and Customs Administration (SENIAT), José David Cabello, confirmed the retention of equipment from abroad, intended for violent protests organized by ultra-right parties. Syria Denounces US-Led Coalition Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13093&SEO=syria-denounces-us-led-coalition-attack Damascus, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Armed Forces has denounced today that the attack on Syrian Army positions at the Al Tanf region is an evidence of the falsehood with which the U.S.-led International Coalition is acting. Iranian President and Supreme Leader Vote in Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13092&SEO=iranian-president-and-supreme-leader-vote-in-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian head of State, Hassan Rouhani, and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast their votes on Friday in the presidential election, in which the former is running for reelection. Venezuela and Russia to Strengthen Strategic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13082&SEO=venezuela-and-russia-to-strengthen-strategic-ties Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have today held a telephone conversation in which they agreed to strengthen the strategic relationship between both nations. Brazil Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation into Michel Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13079&SEO=brazil-supreme-court-authorizes-investigation-into-michel-temer Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Edson Fachin decided today to investigate Brazilian President Michel Temer for attempting to obstruct justice by endorsing the payment for the silence of former leader of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha. Syrian President Receives Iraqi Special Envoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13073&SEO=syrian-president-receives-iraqi-special-envoy Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with National Security adviser Faleh al-Fayad and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, according to media reports in Damascus. Japan's Abe, S. Korean Envoy Agree to Resume Diplomatic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13068&SEO=japans-abe-s.-korean-envoy-agree-to-resume-diplomatic-relations Tokyo,May 18 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a special envoy of South Korea''s newly-elected President Moon Jae-in agreed in talks Thursday to resume the shuttle diplomacy between the leaders of both countries. Coup by the Corrupt Crumbles in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13055&SEO=coup-by-the-corrupt-crumbles-in-brazil Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The possibility that President Michel Temer goes to prison for obstructing justice is perceived here today as a clear sign of the collapse of the parliamentary-judicial coup d''état perpetrated by a gang of corrupt politicians against Dilma Rousseff. Mexico Without Funds to Protect Journalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13054&SEO=mexico-without-funds-to-protect-journalists Mexico, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government did not allocate funds this year to the Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, who have been victims of several crimes in 2017, it was reported today. Turkey Asks US to Dismiss Its Official Responsible against IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13052&SEO=turkey-asks-us-to-dismiss-its-official-responsible-against-is Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey has demanded today the removal of U.S. representative at the Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, for his support to the Kurdish militias established in northern Syria. Russia Rejects Interference in Venezuela's Internal Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13050&SEO=russia-rejects-interference-in-venezuelas-internal-affairs Moscow, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reiterated today its rejection of foreign interference in Venezuela''s internal affairs and called for a national dialogue in that country with full respect for the Constitution and among all political forces. Venezuela Denounces Paramilitary Attacks in Tachira http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13048&SEO=venezuela-denounces-paramilitary-attacks-in-tachira Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) of Venezuela have condemned in a communiqué the attacks on military and police installations by paramilitary groups in the state of Tachira, near the border with Colombia. Peña Nieto Announces Measures to Protect Journalists and Activists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13033&SEO=pena-nieto-announces-measures-to-protect-journalists-and-activists Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Wednesday measures to protect journalists and human rights defenders in the nation, after the number of murdered journalists, increased to 6 this year. Cybercrimes Cause Million-Dollar Losses in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13027&SEO=cybercrimes-cause-million-dollar-losses-in-mexico Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cybercrimes are currently costing Mexico about $4 billions a year, despite the government presented the National Digital Strategy, it was reported today. Swedish Prosecutor to Assess Assange Case http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13026&SEO=swedish-prosecutor-to-assess-assange-case Stockholm, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Attorney''s Office announced today that it will give a press conference on Friday to review the investigation into alleged violation by Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website. Puerto Rican Independence Fighter Oscar Lopez Thanks Cuba Support http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13024&SEO=puerto-rican-independence-fighter-oscar-lopez-thanks-cuba-support Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican independence leader Oscar López Rivera thanked Cuba and his people for all the support given to the campaign for their freedom, definitively achieved today. Syria Committed to Humanitarian Principles, Says Deputy FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13023&SEO=syria-committed-to-humanitarian-principles-says-deputy-fm Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Syria is committed to humanitarian principles, said deputy foreign minister, Faisal Al Miqdad during a specialized course of the Diplomatic Insitute held here in Damascus. Islamic State Attacks Afghanistan TV station, Multiple Casualties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13019&SEO=islamic-state-attacks-afghanistan-tv-station-multiple-casualties Kabul, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State today claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a television station in Afghanistan''s that killed 10 persons and injured 24. Ecuador FM Higlights Government Achievements in Foreign Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13012&SEO=ecuador-fm-higlights-government-achievements-in-foreign-policy Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian foreign minister, Guillaume Long highlighted the policies implemented by the national government in foreign policy that allow the country to show solid advances in relations and exchange with the rest of the world. Trump Rejects Main Demands of Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13008&SEO=trump-rejects-main-demands-of-turkey Ankara, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The government of Turkey today presented as an achievement the results of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although none of Ankara''s main demands were met. Venezuelan People Support Constituent Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13007&SEO=venezuelan-people-support-constituent-process Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Venezuelans gathered today in Morelos Square, in this capital, to march to the Miraflores Palace (the seat of the government) and express their support for President Nicolas Maduro''s call for a National Constituent Assembly. Oscar López Rivera Thanks the Efforts of the Puerto Rican People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13003&SEO=oscar-lopez-rivera-thanks-the-efforts-of-the-puerto-rican-people San Juan, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Independence leader Oscar López Rivera thanked the Puerto Rican people for all their efforts to gain his freedom, which he enjoys since this morning after 36 years in prison. Colombian Gov't, ELN Resume Peace Talks in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13000&SEO=colombian-govt-eln-resume-peace-talks-in-ecuador Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), another important guerrilla movement in Colombia, are resuming peace talks today in Ecuador to end an armed conflict that has been going on for decades. Trade Unions Pressure Senators against Labor Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12997&SEO=trade-unions-pressure-senators-against-labor-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s most representative trade unions called collective visits to the cabinets of federal senators today to abort the debate on the questioned labor reform and establish a negotiation table. Syrian Gov't Approves Projects and Development in Several Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12995&SEO=syrian-govt-approves-projects-and-development-in-several-sectors Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a budget of four million 600 thousand dollars to support service and development projects in various sectors in the provinces of Sweida, Latakia, and Damascus. APEC Officials Meet in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12994&SEO=apec-officials-meet-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the 21 territories making up the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) have met here today, to discuss the progress made in implementing the Lima Declaration on the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area, among other issues. European Deputies Demand to Get Food Waste under Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12989&SEO=european-deputies-demand-to-get-food-waste-under-control Brussels, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Europeans throw around 173 kilograms of food to the trash can every year, regional parliament deputies said and demanded that the European Union (EU) put a stop to food waste and explicitly authorize donations. Venezuelan FM Accuses Opposition Activist of Favoring Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12988&SEO=venezuelan-fm-accuses-opposition-activist-of-favoring-interference Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused today the opposition activist Lilian Tintory of making a tour to promote interference by international organizations or foreign powers in the South American nation. US-led Coalition Air Strike in Syria Kills Over 50 People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12970&SEO=us-led-coalition-air-strike-in-syria-kills-over-50-people Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has today denounced the US-led coalition air strike killing over 50 people in the regions of the provinces of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Bullying Affects Heart Health of the Victim and the Agressor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12968&SEO=bullying-affects-heart-health-of-the-victim-and-the-agressor Washington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Psycho-social and heart problems might arise as consequence of school harassment or ''bullying'', since it affects both the victim and his or her aggressor, a study published at a specialized magazine points out. Iraqi Forces Break into the Last Terrorist Stronghold in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12953&SEO=iraqi-forces-break-into-the-last-terrorist-stronghold-in-mosul Baghdad, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces stormed today Al-Najjar district, the last connecting with the besieged Old City of Mosul, where they claim to have reconquered almost 90 percent of the west of that town. More than a Hundred Journalists Murdered in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12951&SEO=more-than-a-hundred-journalists-murdered-in-mexico Mexico, May 16 (Prensa Latina) From 2000 up to date 126 journalists have been murdered in Mexico, according to an update of the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH). Cuba Promotes in China Mining Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12948&SEO=cuba-promotes-in-china-mining-investment-opportunities Beijing, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban executives are promoting here today mining business opportunities, in order to attract Chinese investment as a way to optimize this industry and expand economic development. Bolivian and Brazil to Sign Memorandum for Bi-Oceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12938&SEO=bolivian-and-brazil-to-sign-memorandum-for-bi-oceanic-railway La Paz, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Public Works Minister Milton Claros reported that brazil would sign the official memorandum to join the Central Bi-Oceanic Railway project in coming days. USA Prepares to Ban Laptops on Flights from Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12937&SEO=usa-prepares-to-ban-laptops-on-flights-from-europe Brussels, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and the United States will debate next Wednesday on the possible ban on in-flight laptops and tablets in certain flights from EU, according to the European Commission (EC). UN Expects an In-Depth Inter-Syrian Meeting in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12936&SEO=un-expects-an-in-depth-inter-syrian-meeting-in-geneva United Nations, May 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan Mistura said he expected that the new round of indirect talks between the Government and the opposition, the beginning of which was scheduled for today in Geneva, was more in-depth. New French Prime Minister Described himself as a Man of the Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12934&SEO=new-french-prime-minister-described-himself-as-a-man-of-the-right Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The newly appointed French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, described himself as ''a man of the right'' in his first interview after taking office. Spanish Cuban Cultural and Business Meeting in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12932&SEO=spanish-cuban-cultural-and-business-meeting-in-spain Madrid, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish city of Getafe will host up to May 23, the Spanish Cuban Cultural and Business Meeting, a perfect setting for getting closer to the Caribbean heritage, art, dance, music and gastronomy. Putin against Expansion of Club of Nuclear Powers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12917&SEO=putin-against-expansion-of-club-of-nuclear-powers Moscow, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed today his opposition to any attempt to expand the club of countries with nuclear weapons and called for a solution to the dispute about Pyongyang through dialogue. China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12913&SEO=china-concludes-silk-forum-with-development-consensus Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s first international Belt and Road Initiative Forum has concluded here with a consensus on the issue. Venezuelan Extreme Right Opposition Insists in Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12906&SEO=venezuelan-extreme-right-opposition-insists-in-coup Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Extreme right-wing groups of Venezuela''s opposition will insist today on their coup plans against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. China's Ambitious Initiative to Reshape the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12902&SEO=chinas-ambitious-initiative-to-reshape-the-world Beijing (Prensa Latina) More than 100 countries have agreed to participate in the Chinese Belt and Silk Route Initiative, a large-scale trade project that shows the high demand for global economic cooperation. France Warns about Future Replicas of Massive Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12898&SEO=france-warns-about-future-replicas-of-massive-cyber-attack Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The massive cyber-attack on more than 100 countries might happen again in the next few days and weeks, the director of France''s National Agency for Informatics System Security (ANSII), Guillaume Poupart, warned on Monday. Europol Reports More than 200,000 Affected by Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12893&SEO=europol-reports-more-than-200000-affected-by-cyber-attack The Hague, Holland, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Director Rob Wainwright announced that today the recent cyber attack on a global scale has affected about 200,000 people in more than 150 countries. Justice will Veto Lula as Candidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12891&SEO=justice-will-veto-lula-as-candidate Brasilia, May 15 (Prensa Latina) If the United States decides that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can not run for the 2018 elections, it is obvious that Brazilian Justice will prevent his candidacy from happening again, renowned jurist Fabio Konder Comparato stated. Emmanuel Macron Sworn in as French President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12884&SEO=emmanuel-macron-sworn-in-as-french-president Paris, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as French president on Sunday in a solemn ceremony held at the Elysee Palace. Venezuelan Analyst Reveals Opponents' Complicity with Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12882&SEO=venezuelan-analyst-reveals-opponents-complicity-with-violence Caracas, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan opposition groups still remain in complicity with the progress of vandalism and armed actions, as said by analyst Eleazar Diaz Rangel. Terrorists Admit Lies on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12881&SEO=terrorists-admit-lies-on-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-syria Damascus, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian television broadcasted two terrorists´ confessions accepting their participation in media set-ups on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, as reported by the local today. Women Activists Are Victims of Crimes in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12878&SEO=women-activists-are-victims-of-crimes-in-mexico Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 44 women journalists or activists from civil organizations have been killed in Mexico since 2010, according to reports. Syria Moves Towards Reconciliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12875&SEO=syria-moves-towards-reconciliation Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) With four detente zones, the successful advances of the Army and the consequent implementation of a policy of national reconciliation, Syria is moving towards defeating terrorism and reducing an imposed war. Venezuelan Journalist Earle Herrera Thanks Cuban for Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12874&SEO=venezuelan-journalist-earle-herrera-thanks-cuban-for-award Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Felix Elmuza Medal, bestowed by the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), although it is the smallest one, it is the most important decoration I have received in my life, the Venezuelan journalist Earle Herrera said. World Bank President Warns about Causes of Migration Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12866&SEO=world-bank-president-warns-about-causes-of-migration-crisis Rome, May 13 (Prensa Latina) World Bank President Jim Yong Kim stated today that the global migration crisis is only the tip of the iceberg, and assured that the problem will only be solved by developing the migrant-sending countries. Venezuelan President Ratifies Elections in the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12864&SEO=venezuelan-president-ratifies-elections-in-the-country Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro confirmed that elections will take place in the country in 2018. Bach in Angola Dreams of Africa Organizing Olympics Some Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12851&SEO=bach-in-angola-dreams-of-africa-organizing-olympics-some-day Luanda, 12 May (Prensa Latina) President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), German Thomas Bach, is begining his official one-day agenda in Angola with the dream of seeing an African country as an organizer of the Olympics. Children's Rights Violated in Venezuela Opposition Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12849&SEO=childrens-rights-violated-in-venezuela-opposition-protests Caracas, May 12 (Prensa Latina) About 100 individual and collective complaints about violation of fundamental rights of minors used by the Venezuelan right opposition in vandalism and terrorist actions were presented to court by the Children and Teenagers Foundation. Cuba Issues Postal Stamp Against Homophobia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12848&SEO=cuba-issues-postal-stamp-against-homophobia Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) As part of the 10th Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia, social activists and representatives of national institutions issued an allegorical postal stamp to fight for the full development of all people. FAO Adopts New Guidelines for Tackling Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12846&SEO=fao-adopts-new-guidelines-for-tackling-climate-change Rome, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced new guidelines aimed at supporting countries in meeting their commitments to tackle climate change. Barbados to Host Caricom Foreign Ministers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12837&SEO=barbados-to-host-caricom-foreign-ministers-meeting Bridgetown, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will meet here at the meeting of the Caribbean Foreign and Community Relations Council on May 18 and 19, said local newspaper Nation News Thursday. UN Confirms Resumption of Syrian Talks for May 16th http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12834&SEO=un-confirms-resumption-of-syrian-talks-for-may-16th United Nations, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, confirmed that the Syrian Government and the opposition representatives will return to Geneva for peace talks on May 16th. Thousands in Salvador for Dismissal of Judges that Favor Right-Wing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12826&SEO=thousands-in-salvador-for-dismissal-of-judges-that-favor-right-wing San Salvador, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Salvadorans asked today the dismissal of four judges from the Constitutional Chamber, who increased their attacks on all social initiatives promoted by President Salvador Sanchez Ceren. Iran Refutes Accusation by Saudi Arabia of Sending Weapons to Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12824&SEO=iran-refutes-accusation-by-saudi-arabia-of-sending-weapons-to-yemen Tehran, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Iran refuted today assertions by Saudi Arabia about supposed transference of weapons to Yemen for the Houthi rebels in Ansar and Allah, and accused the Arab kingdom of contributing to uncontrolled increase of regional terrorism. Colombian Guerrillas Reiterate in Havana Willingness to Reach Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12822&SEO=colombian-guerrillas-reiterate-in-havana-willingness-to-reach-peace Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) reiterated today their willingness to boost the peace process with the Government of Juan Manuel Santos. Mexico: Activist for Disappeared People Murdered http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12821&SEO=mexico-activist-for-disappeared-people-murdered Mexico, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Miriam Elizabeth Rodriguez, an activist for the cause of thousands of Disappeared people in Mexico, was murdered by an armed group in Tamaulipas (north) as reported here Thursday. Somali President Requests Help in Arms and Funds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12819&SEO=somali-president-requests-help-in-arms-and-funds London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed demanded today the lifting of the arms embargo on his country, which he described as vital to defeat his nemesis, the Al Shabab Islamist movement. South Korea to Send Team to China to Talk on US Shield http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12817&SEO=south-korea-to-send-team-to-china-to-talk-on-us-shield Seoul, May 11 (Prensa Latina) South Korea''s President-elect, Moon Jae-in, will send a team of experts to China to talk on the US antimissile shield THAAD, whose deployment here he promised to analyze, in case he won the presidential elections. Children, Bombs and Lack of Scruples of Venezuelan Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12813&SEO=children-bombs-and-lack-of-scruples-of-venezuelan-right Por Miguel Fernández MartínezCaracas, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The use of poor Venezuelan children to make homemade bombs that the extreme right-wing opposition groups use as weapons in their demonstrations against the government was denounced here by different media organizations. China-Africa Trade Grew in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12803&SEO=china-africa-trade-grew-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Trade volume between China and African countries reportedly rose by 16.8 percent from year to year in the first quarter of this year reaching the 38.88 billion dollars. Russia Rejects Rumors on Exchanges for Resignation of FBI Chief http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12801&SEO=russia-rejects-rumors-on-exchanges-for-resignation-of-fbi-chief Moscow, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today Western press reports of an alleged dismissal of its ambassador in Washington, Serguei Kisliak, in exchange for the dismissal of the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey. Threats Against Colombian Judges Involved in Pardons and Amnesties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12800&SEO=threats-against-colombian-judges-involved-in-pardons-and-amnesties Bogota, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Officials, social leaders and judges involved in pardons and amnesties for the FARC-EP guerrillas have been targets of threats, the Colombian prosecutor''s office that has begun an investigation into the case has confirmed today. China, Vietnam to Boost Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12799&SEO=china-vietnam-to-boost-bilateral-relations Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping and his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, visiting this country today, reviewed bilateral relations and issues of common interest. Brazil´s Former President Lula Squares off with Judge Moro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12765&SEO=brazilas-former-president-lula-squares-off-with-judge-moro Brasilia, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Brazil´s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived at about 1:45 pm (local time) at the besieged Federal Justice headquarters in Curitiba, in order to testify to Judge Sergio Moro. Lebanon, Cuba Sign Visa Exemption Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12759&SEO=lebanon-cuba-sign-visa-exemption-agreement Beirut, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon and Cuba today signed a visa exemption agreement for diplomatic, official and service passports as part of their respective governments'' purpose of consolidating their relations and multi-sectoral cooperation. Bolivian Mining Company Makes Millions of Dollars in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12745&SEO=bolivian-mining-company-makes-millions-of-dollars-in-profits La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Mining Corporation of Bolivia (COMIBOL), José Pimentel, reported today that the company Huanuni achieved a cumulative profit of almost 10 million dollars in the first quarter of this year. Chilean President Bachelet Begins Asia Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12743&SEO=chilean-president-bachelet-begins-asia-tour Jakarta, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet began a long journey to Indonesia and China today to highlight the country''s vocation to project to the Asia-Pacific. Argentina, Cuba Talk Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12742&SEO=argentina-cuba-talk-business Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The exchange between Cuba and Argentina in the commercial and economic area is today the meeting point of a workshop organized here by Small and Medium companies Chamber, which is attended by several companies from both nations. Expert Analyzes Venezuelan Extreme Right Wing's Terrorist Methods http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12736&SEO=expert-analyzes-venezuelan-extreme-right-wings-terrorist-methods Caracas, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The journalist and politician Mario Silva denounced on his TV program La Hojilla the main tools of terrorist violence being used by some extreme right-wing leaders in Venezuela. Argentine Hosts Celac-EU Meeting on Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12733&SEO=argentine-hosts-celac-eu-meeting-on-drugs Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentina will host next week two important international conferences on drugs, at the request of cooperation mechanisms between Latin America and the European Union (EU). Mexico, Second Position in Violent Deaths among Not-at-War Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12728&SEO=mexico-second-position-in-violent-deaths-among-not-at-war-countries Mexico, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is the second country in the world, where violence takes the largest number of human lives, according to a report published today by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), said media outlets in this capital. Cuba Announces Poster Contest # NoMásBloqueo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12706&SEO=cuba-announces-poster-contest-nomasbloqueo Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex) and the National Design Office (ONDI) launched today a call to the NoMásBloqueo poster competition as a platform to join the call for a cease of that U.S. measure. Cuba Attends Celebrations for Kazakh Day of Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12702&SEO=cuba-attends-celebrations-for-kazakh-day-of-victory Astana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in Kazakhstan took part in the activities in this capital for the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over Fascism, presided by the Head of State, Nurzultán Nazarbáyev. Cuban Ambassador Sees Kentucky Businessmen interest in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12701&SEO=cuban-ambassador-sees-kentucky-businessmen-interest-in-cuba Washington, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to the United States, José Ramón Cabañas, confirmed the interest of business representatives and other sectors of the state of Kentucky in increasing ties with the island, reported the diplomatic delegation of the Caribbean country. Center-Left Politician Wins Presidential Elections in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12697&SEO=center-left-politician-wins-presidential-elections-in-south-korea Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Moon Jae-in, a veteran advocate of human rights and, according to his electoral promises, of a rapprochement with North Korea has won the Presidential elections in South Korea by a landslide over conservative Hong Joon-pyo and centrist Ahn Cheol-soo. Constituent Assembly Process in Venezuela Guarantees Justice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12683&SEO=constituent-assembly-process-in-venezuela-guarantees-justice Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The constitutionalist lawyer Enrique Tineo said today that the constituent process called by President Nicolas Maduro vindicates justice in light of the right wing''s attacks on the Venezuelan people. Iran Denounces Western Plans to Revive Disputes in Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12680&SEO=iran-denounces-western-plans-to-revive-disputes-in-middle-east Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani today denounced the persistence of the West powers'' plans to revive the problems among Middle East countries, to which the Islamic republic responds by strengthening its military power. Palestinian President Resumes Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12676&SEO=palestinian-president-resumes-peace-talks Ramallah, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Mahmoud Abbas has stated today that he is ready to resume peace talks with Israel, this time under the auspices of U.S. President, Donald Trump. Over 10,000 Military Officers Participate in Victory Parade in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12671&SEO=over-10000-military-officers-participate-in-victory-parade-in-moscow Moscow, May 9 (Prensa Latina) At least 10,000 military officers, 114 war pieces of equipment and 72 planes and helicopters participated today in the parade at Moscow''s Red Square on the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over German fascism. Ecuador's President-Elect Visits Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12667&SEO=ecuadors-president-elect-visits-peru Lima, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, will host today Ecuadorian President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, with whom he will talk about cooperation and issues of the international situation. Trump and Macron Agree to Meet during NATO Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12666&SEO=trump-and-macron-agree-to-meet-during-nato-summit Washington, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of the U.S. Donald Trump and the newly elected French head of State, Emmanuel Macron, agreed to meet during the Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on May 25 in Brussels. Slight Rises of Euro and Stock Markets after Macron Victory in Franc http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12644&SEO=slight-rises-of-euro-and-stock-markets-after-macron-victory-in-franc London, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The euro and the European stock markets experienced today slight rises after the victory by centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential elections in France. Debate About Poverty Eradication in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12635&SEO=debate-about-poverty-eradication-in-the-un United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) installed a three -day session dedicated to talk about poverty eradication, a phenomenon affecting more than 800 million human beings in the planet. Other 13 Iranian Miners' Bodies Found, Lethal Figure Rises 39 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12629&SEO=other-13-iranian-miners-bodies-found-lethal-figure-rises-39 Tehran, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue workers have extracted another 13 bodies of workers trapped at a mine in northeastern Iran by an explosion, whose death toll rose 39, officials said. DPRK Investigations Continue After US Citizen Detention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12624&SEO=dprk-investigations-continue-after-us-citizen-detention Pyongyang, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are continuing investigations into a US citizen arrested on suspicion of committing hostile acts against the country. Syria Supports the Creation of Peace Zones, FM Reaffirms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12614&SEO=syria-supports-the-creation-of-peace-zones-fm-reaffirms Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al Moallem reaffirmed today his country''s support for the creation of peace zones to ''stop the bloodshed of the Syrian people.'' Ecuador's President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, Visits Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12611&SEO=ecuadors-president-elect-lenin-moreno-visits-colombia Quito, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombia is the first country Ecuador''s President-Elect, Lenin Moreno visits when he complies today with a one-day agenda, focused on a meeting with his peer Juan Manuel Santos. Colombian Gov't and ELN to Resume Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12607&SEO=colombian-govt-and-eln-to-resume-peace-talks Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government and the insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN) will reportedly resume official talks on May 16th in Quito, Ecuador. Venezuelans Refuse Opposition Extremists' Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12604&SEO=venezuelans-refuse-opposition-extremists-violence Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Journalist José Vicente Rangel said today that most Venezuelans reject the violence promoted by opposition extremists, as their method to disagree with the policies of the Bolivarian Government. Attack on Kashmir Leaves Four Fatalities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12599&SEO=attack-on-kashmir-leaves-four-fatalities New Delhi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Four people were killed, including two civilians, a police officer and a military during a clash in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, reported today the police. Constituent Process Described as Key for Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12596&SEO=constituent-process-described-as-key-for-peace-in-venezuela Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Presidential Commission for the Constituent National Assembly Elias Jaua said today that this legislative process called by President Nicolas Maduro on May 1st, is key to guarantee stability and consolidate peace in Venezuela. Low Voters' Turnout in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12595&SEO=low-voters-turnout-in-france Paris, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The participation rate in the ballotage of the presidential elections in France was 65.3 percent at 17:00 (local time), with a downward trend, compared to the first round and previous elections. New Wave of Migrants Reaching the Coast of Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12592&SEO=new-wave-of-migrants-reaching-the-coast-of-italy Rome, May 7 (PL) A massive wave of over 3,000 immigrants is expected to reach today the southern coast of Italy, according to forecasts of NGOs and the media that are present in aid relief operations. Egypt Opens Bordering Corridor in Gaza for Three Days http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12589&SEO=egypt-opens-bordering-corridor-in-gaza-for-three-days Cairo, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has opened its border crossing with Palestinian Gaza Strip for three days, starting Saturday. UN General Assembly President Begins African Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12588&SEO=un-general-assembly-president-begins-african-tour United Nations, May 7 (Prensa Latina) UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson begins today a tour in Nairobi, Kenya, in addition to the Central African Republic and Uganda. Russia and UN Distributes Humanitarian Aid in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12575&SEO=russia-and-un-distributes-humanitarian-aid-in-syria Damsasco,May 6 (Prensa Latina)The Center for Coordination of the Ceasefire located at the Russian base of Hemymin,in Latakia province,with the United Nations distributed 25 tons of humanitarian aid in Alepo, Deir Ezzor and Daraá,according to authorities. Russia Criticizes Cold War Reactions of US Generals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12573&SEO=russia-criticizes-cold-war-reactions-of-us-generals Moscow,May 6 (Prensa Latina) According to the head of special operations Command U.S. army General Raymond Thomas about the fact that Russia is one of the main threats to his country based on stereotypes of the cold war. Pope in Egypt Advocates for Interreligious Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12569&SEO=pope-in-egypt-advocates-for-interreligious-dialogue Manuel Vázquez, Correspondent in Cairo Cairo, May 6 (Prensa Latina) At the end of April, Pope Francis traveled for a little over 24 hours to Egypt, a brief visit with much greater importance than it could bededuced from its time lapse. Pakistan: Court to Investigate Those Implicated in Panama Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12568&SEO=pakistan-court-to-investigate-those-implicated-in-panama-papers Islamabad, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Pakistan named six entities as part of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to verify the financial denunciations revealed by Panama Papers against the family of prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. Disarmament Could Exceed Deadline, According to Colombian Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12549&SEO=disarmament-could-exceed-deadline-according-to-colombian-guerrilla Bogota, May 5 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Carlos Antonio Lozada, has said today that despite the Colombian guerrillas'' willingness to fulfill their commitments, completing the process of putting down weapons will take more time. Puerto Rican Socialists Declare Repression Will Not Stop Anger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12545&SEO=puerto-rican-socialists-declare-repression-will-not-stop-anger San Juan, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Socialist Workers'' Movement (MST) of Puerto Rico reaffirmed today its ''fervent solidarity with the indignant youth'' involved in incidents last Monday, during the National Strike, in San Juan banking area. Angola: More than 9.3 Million Voters Registered http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12510&SEO=angola-more-than-9.3-million-voters-registered Luanda, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The electoral padron for the general elections for August 23 in Angola, is formed by 9,317,294 Angolan citizens over 18 years of age, announced local Ministry for Territory Administration (MAT) Thursday. UN Describes Astana Memorandum on Syrian Conflict as Positive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12506&SEO=un-describes-astana-memorandum-on-syrian-conflict-as-positive United Nations, May 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura described the signing of a memorandum in Astana, seeking to establish a safe zone in Syria, as positive and promising. Begins In Cuba Discussions on Peace and Abolition of Military Bases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12503&SEO=begins-in-cuba-discussions-on-peace-and-abolition-of-military-bases Guantánamo, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 delegates started here today the debates about world peace sustainability and the threats posed by the increase of military bases, as part of an International Seminar to address these issues. Leaders of Armed Groups Arrested in Venezuela, Says Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12500&SEO=leaders-of-armed-groups-arrested-in-venezuela-says-maduro Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed today the arrest of four leaders of the armed groups operating in eastern Caracas, linked to the violent protests organized by the opposition''s extreme right-wing in this country. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Deplores Interference by Colombian Gov't http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12498&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-deplores-interference-by-colombian-govt Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez strongly condemned the statements made by her Colombian counterpart Maria Angela Holguin, who expressed her disagreement with the call for a National Constituent Assembly made by President Nicolas Maduro. CARICOM to Mount Observer Mission for Elections in Bahamas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12489&SEO=caricom-to-mount-observer-mission-for-elections-in-bahamas Georgetown, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reported today from its headquarters in Guyana the creation of an observer mission to ensure the transparency in the Bahamas'', May 10 general elections. Colombian President Receives UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12473&SEO=colombian-president-receives-un-security-council Bogota, May 4 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos is receiving today members of the UN Security Council, who will carry out a three-day visit to Colombia to observe the progress of the peace process. South Africa, Still a Gateway to Africa, Says Finance Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12472&SEO=south-africa-still-a-gateway-to-africa-says-finance-minister Pretoria, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) taking place in Durban till Friday shows that South Africa continues to be a gateway to the rest of Africa, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Ecuador's President Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12470&SEO=ecuadors-president-visits-cuba Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa is today in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba where he starts a two-day visit to the island during which he''ll pay tribute to late Fidel Castro and be conferred the Order Jose Marti, the country''s highest distinction. NATO Will Not Fight Directly against IS, says Stoltenberg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12468&SEO=nato-will-not-fight-directly-against-is-says-stoltenberg Brussels, May 4 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has ruled out that this alliance will actively involve into the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). New Presidency in South Korea Suggests Liberal Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12466&SEO=new-presidency-in-south-korea-suggests-liberal-trend Seoul, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea seems to be ready for its first liberal president in almost ten years, with Moon Jae-in from the Democrat Party (DP) leading the opinion polls, as elections approach on May 9th. Syria- One Killed in Terrorist Attacks in Damascus,Hama and Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12447&SEO=syria-one-killed-in-terrorist-attacks-in-damascushama-and-homs Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) One person was killed and another one was wounded by terrorist attacks with mortar shells against the Harasta suburb, east of Damascus, police sources reported. United Nations Celebrates World Press Freedom Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12445&SEO=united-nations-celebrates-world-press-freedom-day United Nations, May 3 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the role of journalists and other media professionals who raise their voices to give it to those who do not have it. More New Clandestine Graves Discovered in Morelia,Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12438&SEO=more-new-clandestine-graves-discovered-in-moreliamexico Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Three clandestine graves with the same number of bodies were found in a dairy in Morelia, Michoacán (west of here), reported the state Attorney General''s Office (PGJE) today. Bilateral Cease-fire Compliance Certified in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12434&SEO=bilateral-cease-fire-compliance-certified-in-colombia Bogotá, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Conflict Analysis Resource Center (CERAC) said today that the bilateral cease-fire enacted since last August was fulfilled by the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, in the middle of the disarmament process. Deep Crisis of Violence in Mexico, Warning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12433&SEO=deep-crisis-of-violence-in-mexico-warning Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 40 percent of Mexican statwes suffer today a ''deep crisis of violence'' and lack effective policies to combat crime, according to Francisco Rivas, sdirector of the National Citizen Observatory. Bolivia Promotes Regional Integration against Foreign Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12425&SEO=bolivia-promotes-regional-integration-against-foreign-interference San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni called today for strengthening Latin American and Caribbean integration to prevent external actors from fomenting confrontation and violence in Venezuela. Foreign Minister Denounces Opposition Calls to Rebellion in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12421&SEO=foreign-minister-denounces-opposition-calls-to-rebellion-in-venezuela San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned today the opposition calls to rebellion in Venezuela, although she hoped that the people will exercise their constitutional power to defeat interventionism. Ecuadorian President Starts Visit to Cuba with Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12420&SEO=ecuadorian-president-starts-visit-to-cuba-with-tribute-to-fidel Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa starts an official visit today to Cuba during which he will render tribute to the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro, he is to be invested with several important distinctions and will tour centers of interest in the country. Bolivian Senate President Accuses Venezuelan Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12414&SEO=bolivian-senate-president-accuses-venezuelan-opposition La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President of the Bolivian Chamber of Senators, Jose Alberto Gonzales, accused today the Venezuelan opposition force of persistently attacking the democratically elected Government of Nicolas Maduro. Trump and Putin Hold Telephone Debate on Syrian Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12410&SEO=trump-and-putin-hold-telephone-debate-on-syrian-situation Washington, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The US and Russian Presidents, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, respectively, dealt today with the present Syrian situation and agreed on the need to bring an end to the war in this Arab nation. Cuban Foreign Minister Highlights CELAC Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12409&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-highlights-celac-sovereignty San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted today the atmosphere of constructive debate, with which the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) tackles the violent attacks against democracy in Venezuela. Cosco Development Biggest Ship on the Panama Canal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12404&SEO=cosco-development-biggest-ship-on-the-panama-canal Panama, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Megaship Cosco Development turned Tuesday into the biggest ship on size and capacity, navigating through the Panama Canal. Venezuela Wins Lawsuit in US against Oil Company http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12399&SEO=venezuela-wins-lawsuit-in-us-against-oil-company Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The US Supreme Court of Justice voted in favor of Venezuela in a demand imposed by US oil company Helmerich & Payne, which was accusing Venezuela of illegal expropriation on 11 drilling towers. CELAC Begins Meeting on Venezuelan Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12397&SEO=celac-begins-meeting-on-venezuelan-situation San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Salvador Sánchez Cerán requested today respect and openness to find a solution with the help of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to the crisis generated by the right-wing in Venezuela. Cuban Medical Brigade Reaches One Month of Activity in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12392&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-reaches-one-month-of-activity-in-peru Piura, Peru, May 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban medical brigade today celebrated a month of solidarity work in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings, with attention to the victims of heavy rains registered in the region of Piura. Constituent Assembly will Enhance Democracy in Venezuela: Elias Jaua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12387&SEO=constituent-assembly-will-enhance-democracy-in-venezuela-elias-jaua Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Constituent National Assembly is the ideal mechanism to solve differences in Venezuela, strengthen democracvy and neutralize violence as political tool, affirmed today Bolivarian leader Elias Jaua. China Urges to Halt anti-Missile System in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12380&SEO=china-urges-to-halt-anti-missile-system-in-south-korea Beijing, May 2 (Prensa Latina) China urged today the immediate suspension of the deployment of the US anti-missile system in the Republic of Korea and insisted on peaceful negotiation as the only practical way to achieve nuclear disarmament in that area. Lopez Obrador: Trump Installs Xenophobia, Racism at the White House http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12379&SEO=lopez-obrador-trump-installs-xenophobia-racism-at-the-white-house Mexico, May 2 (Prensa Latina) In the government of Donald Trump xenophobia and racism were established as a government policy, expressed Mexican presidential candidate Manuel López Obrador in an article published in The Washington Post, which was published here today. Maduro Summons Opposition Leaders to Explain Constitutional Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12372&SEO=maduro-summons-opposition-leaders-to-explain-constitutional-process Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has summoned a meeting with opposition leaders to show them the process of the National Constitutional Assembly he called to preserve the country''s peace. Emmanuel Macron Keeps Lead in Race for French Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12371&SEO=emmanuel-macron-keeps-lead-in-race-for-french-presidency París, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The center-liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron is a clear favorite to win the presidential elections in France, with a comfortable lead of some 20 points over the ultra-right nominee Marine Le Pen. El Salvador Hosts Emergency Meeting of CELAC FMs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12370&SEO=el-salvador-hosts-emergency-meeting-of-celac-fms San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will discuss possible solutions to the situation in Venezuela, during an emergency meeting convened by the Bolivarian Government. Tony Blair Predicts that Brits will Regret Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12364&SEO=tony-blair-predicts-that-brits-will-regret-brexit London, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Former Prime Minister Tony Blair assured that the British people will repent of their departure from the European Union (EU), an initiative known as Brexit, and that they will want to return to that community, The Daily Mirror newspaper reported on Monday. Cubans, Foreign Guests Celebrate May Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12353&SEO=cubans-foreign-guests-celebrate-may-day Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Millions of Cubans throughout the island are celebrating May Day, being the major march at Havana Revolution Square as there are also rallies in all 15 provincial capitals in which over 1,600 foreign guests are participating. ACNUR Delivers Donation to Angola for Congolese Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12347&SEO=acnur-delivers-donation-to-angola-for-congolese-refugees Luanda, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (ACNUR) on Sunday delivered to Angolan authorities a donation of nine tons of products for Congolese refugees. Raul Castro Presides Over May Day Parade in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12346&SEO=raul-castro-presides-over-may-day-parade-in-havana Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro is presiding over the main event on Workers'' International Day at Havana''s Revolution Square, where a mass parade in defense of socialism is taking place. Childhood is at Risk in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12343&SEO=childhood-is-at-risk-in-mexico Mexico, May 1(Prensa Latina) More than 21 million Mexican children live in poverty, 4.6 million of whom are in extreme poverty, revealed La Jornada newspaper in an editorial. Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Celebrate 40 Years of their First Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12337&SEO=mothers-of-plaza-de-mayo-celebrate-40-years-of-their-first-round Buenos Aires, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo are celebrating today four decades of their first round in the struggle to recover their missing children during Argentinean military dictatorship (1976-1983). Saudi Arabian Police Frustrate Arms and Ammunition Smuggling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12327&SEO=saudi-arabian-police-frustrate-arms-and-ammunition-smuggling Riyadh, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) A police patrol seized 100 guns and nearly 3,000 bullets of different calibers that arms traffickers were trying to smuggle into Saudi Arabia in rice bags, an official spokesperson said on Sunday. Evo Morales to March with Bolivian People on May Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12326&SEO=evo-morales-to-march-with-bolivian-people-on-may-day La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales will march on May 1 along with the trade unions of the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz, after participating in the main event in the Government Palace in that city. Syrian Civilians Killed in Air Raid by U.S.-Led Coalition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12323&SEO=syrian-civilians-killed-in-air-raid-by-u.s.-led-coalition Damascus, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian television reported on Sunday that at least eight civilians were killed in an air raid by the international coalition led by the United States in Raqqa province, 542 kilometers northeast of Damascus. Prensa Latina Reopens its Office in USA after 50 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12319&SEO=prensa-latina-reopens-its-office-in-usa-after-50-years Washington, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America news agency Prensa Latina has officially reopened its correspondent´s office in the United States to tackle down political, economic and social developments after a half-century of absence. Uruguayan Senator Condemns Almagro, OAS Actions Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12317&SEO=uruguayan-senator-condemns-almagro-oas-actions-against-venezuela Montevideo, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Senator Leonardo De León, from Broad Front, has condemned actions carried out by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro against Venezuela and highlighted the peace-looking approach of the Venezuelan Government in the national and regional political context. Spain Plans to Open New Consulate in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12306&SEO=spain-plans-to-open-new-consulate-in-cuba Madrid, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government is planning to open a new consulate in Cuba, an issue debated during the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez´s recent visit to Spain, Prensa Latina confirmed today. Trump Lies When he Minimizes Climate Change; Nobel Peace Prize Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12282&SEO=trump-lies-when-he-minimizes-climate-change-nobel-peace-prize-says Mexico, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump is lying when he minimizes climate change, stressed Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Nobel Peace Prize, in an interview here today. Maduro Warns of Violent Face of Ultra Right Wing in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12257&SEO=maduro-warns-of-violent-face-of-ultra-right-wing-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro asserted that in the next few hours he will reveal the violent face of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) and the ultra-right, so that you will be aware of the truth of what is happening in Venezuela. FAO, WFP Report on Food Crisis in Four Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12255&SEO=fao-wfp-report-on-food-crisis-in-four-nations Rome, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) today report on the food security situation in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Pope Francis Visits Egypt With Peace Message http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12254&SEO=pope-francis-visits-egypt-with-peace-message Cairo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) With a message of peace and tolerance, Pope Francis arrives in Egypt today, where he will meet with the highest world authority of Sunni Islam, among other religious and political dignitaries. Disenchantment with Coup Lie Activates General Strike in Brazil: CUT http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12251&SEO=disenchantment-with-coup-lie-activates-general-strike-in-brazil-cut Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Beyond the contested pension and labor reforms, disillusionment with the coup lie also fuels today''s general strike, branded as the largest in Brazil''s history, according to the country''s trade union leaders. Venezuela's Withdrawal from OAS Claims Bolivarian Ideals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12250&SEO=venezuelas-withdrawal-from-oas-claims-bolivarian-ideals Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s withdrawal from the OAS claims the Bolivarian ideals of sovereignty and independence, established in the 1999 Constitution, constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra said here during an interview broadcast by the Venezolana de Television channel. Ecuador's Group in Power to attend National Convention May 1 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12247&SEO=ecuadors-group-in-power-to-attend-national-convention-may-1 Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Officialist Movement Alianza Pais, which retained power for the next four years in recent elections, prepares its next National Convention scheduled for May 1, International Workers'' Day. 'Disarmament of FARC-EP will Conclude in a Month,' Says Santos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12245&SEO=disarmament-of-farc-ep-will-conclude-in-a-month-says-santos Bogota, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said today that in a month, the FARC-EP should be disarmed, while praising that the Congress passed the law for the incorporation of that organization into the political life. Evo Discusses Production Contracts Law with Bolivian Miners http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12242&SEO=evo-discusses-production-contracts-law-with-bolivian-miners La Paz, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and representatives of the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives (Fencomin) discussed today the adjustments to the Law 845, for production contracts, issued in October. Venezuela Breaks Monroe Doctrine Chains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12241&SEO=venezuela-breaks-monroe-doctrine-chains Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said today that her country broke the chains of the Monroe doctrine, the US theory that suggests that America is for the United States. Paraguay Readies Shelters for Street People Due to Cold Weather http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12240&SEO=paraguay-readies-shelters-for-street-people-due-to-cold-weather Asuncion, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Emergency Secretariat (SEN) has activated its winter operation for the Paraguayans homeless by enabling shelters to protect them, due to the current low temperatures. Cuba Ratifies Full Support to Venezuelan People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12237&SEO=cuba-ratifies-full-support-to-venezuelan-people Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government has ratified its commitment Thursday to support the people and government of Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro, now targets of a destabilization strategy by the Venezuelan rightwing. Japanese Prime Minister Travels to Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12235&SEO=japanese-prime-minister-travels-to-russia Tokyo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Russia Thursday, to talk to President Vladimir Putin on economic, territorial and regional affairs of bilateral interest, in a tour that will also take him to the United Kingdom. USA Tries to Impose World Hegemony, Says Syrian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12234&SEO=usa-tries-to-impose-world-hegemony-says-syrian-president Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) What is happening in Syria, Korea, Iran, Russia and now in Venezuela is the United States'' open attempt to establish world hegemony, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Telesur. Russian Warship Collided; Sunk off Turkey Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12233&SEO=russian-warship-collided-sunk-off-turkey-coasts Ankara, Apr 27 (prensa Latina) The Russian warship Liman sank today in the Black Sea near the Bosphorus Strait, about 30 kilometers northwest of Turkey''s coast, after it collided with merchat vessel. Its 78 crew members were rescued alive, the Turkish Coast Guard reported. 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. U.S.A. Distorts Nuclear Deterrent, asserts DPRK Newspaper http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12231&SEO=u.s.a.-distorts-nuclear-deterrent-asserts-dprk-newspaper Pyongyang, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) An important newspaper of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) noted today that by distorting and exaggerating the reality about nuclear deterrence, the United States seeks to stigmatize the country and justify its campaign to crush it. Iran: Nine Border Guards Killed After Clashes With Balochi Terrorist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12230&SEO=iran-nine-border-guards-killed-after-clashes-with-balochi-terrorist Teherán,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Nine Iranian border guards were killed near Mirjaveh district after clashes with the armed Balochi insurgent group Army of Justice, the prosecutor general of Zahedan province Alí Movahedi Rad announced today. Call to Unity, Cooperation for Regional Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12220&SEO=call-to-unity-cooperation-for-regional-sustainable-development México, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development continues here today after a call made by president Enrique Peña Nieto to achieve unity, cooperation and regional integration. Venezuelans Back Decision to Leave OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12210&SEO=venezuelans-back-decision-to-leave-oas Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, supported actions taken by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to begin the process of withdrawal of this South American nation from the OAS. Israel, Turkey Strike Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12207&SEO=israel-turkey-strike-syria Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) For the third time since 2013, Israeli missiles hit warehouses at Damascus International Airport, the Syrian capital, military sources said. China Refutes Deployment of THAAD anti-Missile Defense System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12206&SEO=china-refutes-deployment-of-thaad-anti-missile-defense-system Beijing, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry reaffirmed today its opposition to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Republic of Korea and pledged to continue its actual combat training to safeguard national security. Venezuela Concerned over NATO and Colombia Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12202&SEO=venezuela-concerned-over-nato-and-colombia-agreement Moscow, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López expressed his country''s concern over the cooperation agreement signed between Colombia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Syria Rejects French Government's Accusations on Chemical Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12201&SEO=syria-rejects-french-governments-accusations-on-chemical-attack Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described the recent statements by French Foreign Minister, Jean Marc Ayrault, about the alleged chemical attack in the town of Kahn Sheikun, Idleb province, as a ''rabid campaign of misinformation and lies''. ALBA Secretary Warns about US Expansionist Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12198&SEO=alba-secretary-warns-about-us-expansionist-policy La Paz, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The general-secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our Americas (ALBA), David Choquehuanca, said today that the countries with natural resources were in danger of being intervened by the United States. UN Calls to Renew Commitment to Chemical Weapon Eradication http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12196&SEO=un-calls-to-renew-commitment-to-chemical-weapon-eradication United Nations, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in favor today of renewing the international community''s commitment to a world free of chemical weapons. Brazil Post Office Starts National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12177&SEO=brazil-post-office-starts-national-strike Brasilia, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Postal workers in Brazil will begin a national strike today to protest against the reforms carried out by the government of Michel Temer and the threat of privatization of this old institution. Russia to Establish Working Code against Information War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12161&SEO=russia-to-establish-working-code-against-information-war Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated today Russia''s initiative to establish a kind of working code at the UN level to prevent information wars such as those launched against this country. Interviews to Candidates for UNESCO Director General Begin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12159&SEO=interviews-to-candidates-for-unesco-director-general-begin Paris, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Executive Board has began today the interviews to nine candidates for the post of UN Director General, from Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Iraq, El Salvador, Lebanon and Qatar. CELAC FMs Summoned to Discuss Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12155&SEO=celac-fms-summoned-to-discuss-venezuela San Salvador, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador convened today an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for next week to analyze the current situation in Venezuela. Mexican Police Officers Confront Demonstrators with Tear Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12153&SEO=mexican-police-officers-confront-demonstrators-with-tear-gas Mexico, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Federal police officers threw two tear gas bombs to relatives of the 43 missing school-teacher students, who wanted to make a meeting in front of the Interior Ministry headquarters in this capital. Venezuelan Right Accused of Coup Attempt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12151&SEO=venezuelan-right-accused-of-coup-attempt Caracas, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, accused today the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) of attempting a coup against President Nicolas Maduro in a cowardly and continuous manner. Turkish Businessman Rates Cuban Business Forum as Fruitful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12147&SEO=turkish-businessman-rates-cuban-business-forum-as-fruitful Havana, April 25 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), Mustafa Cikrikcioglu, described today the results of a bilateral business forum in Cuba as fruitful. Turkish Court Rejects Lawsuit against Constitutional Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12144&SEO=turkish-court-rejects-lawsuit-against-constitutional-referendum Ankara, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish State Council, the top judicial authority in this country, rejected today to process a lawsuit that questions the validity of the recent referendum after which a constitutional reform was approved, according to an official source. Cuba Denounces at UN Attacks from US Radio and Television http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12140&SEO=cuba-denounces-at-un-attacks-from-us-radio-and-television United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has denounced today at the Committee on Information of the United Nations the ongoing attack on the island through radio and television from the United States. Iranian Supreme Leader Condemns USA and Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12139&SEO=iranian-supreme-leader-condemns-usa-and-israel Tehran, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has today accused the United States and Israel of promoting belligerent policy against Iran, and also urged the world to understand why both governments are currently taking hostile stands to Islam. Mexico Receives WTO Support and will Retaliate against USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12137&SEO=mexico-receives-wto-support-and-will-retaliate-against-usa Mexico, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded that the U.S. Government affected Mexican tuna producers with the U.S. Dolphin-Safe Canned Tuna Labels. Cuba Reiterates Rejection to US Base in Guantánamo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12134&SEO=cuba-reiterates-rejection-to-us-base-in-guantanamo Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Cuban Peace Movement, Silvio Platero reiterated here today that the US Guantánamo naval base is the only one installed in the world against the will of its people and government. Venezuelans United will Overcome Violence, Says Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12133&SEO=venezuelans-united-will-overcome-violence-says-minister Caracas, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Municipalities and Social Movements Aristóbulo Isturiz urged today to unity and popular mobilization to ''defeat the tendency for violence and the interventionist attitude of the right in Venezuela.'' EU Calls on All Sides to Complay with the Minsk Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12121&SEO=eu-calls-on-all-sides-to-complay-with-the-minsk-agreement Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has demanded all parties involved to strictly comply with the Minsk agreements for a peaceful solution to the Ukrainian crisis, stressed the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Spanish Government President Officially Visit Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12114&SEO=spanish-government-president-officially-visit-uruguay Montevideo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano begins a two-day official visit to Uruguay, where he will meet a wide agenda of meetings with the country''s top authorities and the business sector, as the one he concluded today in Brazil. Ecuador Remembers Canoe Travel from the Amazon to the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12107&SEO=ecuador-remembers-canoe-travel-from-the-amazon-to-the-caribbean By Sinay Cespedes Moreno ECLAC Foresees Growth of 1.1% in Latin America, Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12106&SEO=eclac-foresees-growth-of-1.1-in-latin-america-caribbean Santiago, Chile, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean region will register an economic expansion of only 1.1 percent in 2017, mainly due to a decline of prices of South America''s primary goods, the Latin America and the Caribbean Commission (ECLAC) has projected. End of Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Asked in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12103&SEO=end-of-impunity-for-crimes-against-journalists-asked-in-mexico Mexico, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) Luis Raul Gonzalez reiterated the call to Mexican federal and state authorities for fighting against impunity, given the attacks and killings to which journalists are subject. Indigenous People Debate on their Rights in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12100&SEO=indigenous-people-debate-on-their-rights-in-the-un United Nations, April 24 (Prensa Latina) Over 1,000 international delegates have opened the 16th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which will tackle the progress and challenges to their full social inclusion. Chilean Court Denies Release of 9 Arrested Bolivian Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12092&SEO=chilean-court-denies-release-of-9-arrested-bolivian-officials La Paz, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has rejected today the constitutional appeal filed by the defense of the nine Bolivian police and customs officers arrested a month ago in that country, asking for their release. President of Seychelles to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12088&SEO=president-of-seychelles-to-visit-cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles President Danny Faure will officially make an official visit to Cuba from tomorrow, the island''s Foreign Ministry informed today. More than 25 Million Children out of School in Conflict Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12067&SEO=more-than-25-million-children-out-of-school-in-conflict-zones United Nations, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 25 million children between the ages of 6 and 15 are out of school in 22 conflict-affected countries, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. China and the U.S. Advocate for Greater Bilateral Coordination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12061&SEO=china-and-the-u.s.-advocate-for-greater-bilateral-coordination Beijing, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president Xi Jinping and his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, agreed today over the telephone to increase coordination in global issues. HRC Official Blames ICHR for Encouraging Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12059&SEO=hrc-official-blames-ichr-for-encouraging-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The International Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) in America is encouraging violence in Venezuela, Larry Devoe, Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Council of this nation, said. Empress of the Seas Docks in Havana Harbor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12054&SEO=empress-of-the-seas-docks-in-havana-harbor Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The arrival in Havana of the Empress of the Seas cruise ship is a further sign of the favorable image the island has as a destination and the growing interest of US companies in doing business on this activity. Tense Protests in France in Rejection of Electoral Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12052&SEO=tense-protests-in-france-in-rejection-of-electoral-results Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of French people protested at the Place de la Bastille, in Paris, to express their non-conformity with the results in the presidential elections, an action that turned into a tense clash with the security forces. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis Visits Djibouti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12037&SEO=us-defence-secretary-jim-mattis-visits-djibouti Djibuti,Apr 23(Prensa Latina) US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived today for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States'' only permanent military base on the African continent. Syrian Army Takes Terrorist Strongholds in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12035&SEO=syrian-army-takes-terrorist-strongholds-in-hama Damascus, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army, with the help of allied militias, expelled terrorist groups from the strategic city of Halfaya, the biggest bastion of former Al Nusra Front at the north of the province of Hama, military sources confirmed here Sunday. China, Australia Pledge to Further Deepen Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12032&SEO=china-australia-pledge-to-further-deepen-bilateral-relations Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have pledged here today to further deepen bilateral relations between the two countries. France Celebrates Elections Under Terrorist Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12028&SEO=france-celebrates-elections-under-terrorist-risk By Luisa María González Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The presidential elections in France, considered as crucial for the future of the country and Europe, are under tension today due to the terrorist threat, exacerbated by a recent attack. Evo Morales Condemns US Policy towards Syria and Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12020&SEO=evo-morales-condemns-us-policy-towards-syria-and-venezuela La Paz, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales reiterated his condemnation of the United States'' attacks on Syria and the threats against Venezuela, and insisted that the policy is aimed at seizing oil. Venezuelans Ratify They Will Overcome Coup Attempts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12007&SEO=venezuelans-ratify-they-will-overcome-coup-attempts By Luis Beaton Caracas, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans ratified this week their decision to overcome coup attempts that opposition sectors promote with the support from foreign interests adverse to constitutional president Nicolás Maduro. Crucial Elections for France and Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12006&SEO=crucial-elections-for-france-and-europe Luisa María González* Paris, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) France will live this Sunday, April 23, unprecedented elections in the recent history of the country, mainly due to the weakness of the bigger parties and the pessimistic expectations of citizen participation. Chile Postpones Decision on Detained Bolivian Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12003&SEO=chile-postpones-decision-on-detained-bolivian-officials La Paz, April 22 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has decided to postpone until Monday, April 24, the ruling on the appeal for constitutional protection to release nine Bolivian officials. Cuba, Mexico City Sign Health Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11991&SEO=cuba-mexico-city-sign-health-agreements Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City''s head of government Miguel Angel Mancera and Cuban Public Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda signed two agreements on health cooperation. U.S., Israel Continue to Fuel Anti-Syria Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11979&SEO=u.s.-israel-continue-to-fuel-anti-syria-campaign Tel Aviv, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Without presenting any evidence, the United States and Israel accused again the Syrian government today of still using chemical weapons as part of a campaign to justify any aggression against that Arab country. Cuba, Dom Rep Sign Immigration Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11973&SEO=cuba-dom-rep-sign-immigration-agreements Santo Domingo, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Dominican authorities are concluding today the 9th round of talks on migration issues that will help strengthen relations between the two countries, Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister, Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, said. USA Blocks Investigation on Attack, Syrian President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11970&SEO=usa-blocks-investigation-on-attack-syrian-president-says Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The United States has blocked the requested inquiries on an alleged chemical attack on a town in Idleb province, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russia''s Sputnik News. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11969&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-visits-greece Athens, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, has arrived in Athens today for an official visit to strengthen bilateral relations. World Bank's Credibility at Stake if Climate Change Ignored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11967&SEO=world-banks-credibility-at-stake-if-climate-change-ignored Washington, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) World Bank (WB) President Jim Yong Kim said: ''if we turn our backs on science and ignore climate change, we would lose all our credibility,'' prior to his meeting with the IMF. Ecuador Begins Granting Credentials to Elected Assembly Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11966&SEO=ecuador-begins-granting-credentials-to-elected-assembly-members Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian National Electoral Council (CNE) has begun the process to grant credential to the elected provincial assembly members, after the general elections held on February 19. UN Dismayed by Toll of Terrorist Attack in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11961&SEO=un-dismayed-by-toll-of-terrorist-attack-in-syria United Nations, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura expressed dismay at the growing number of civilian casualties as a result of the terrorist attack on a refugee convoy in Syria on April 15. Problems to Cover Credit Increase Stress Among US Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11952&SEO=problems-to-cover-credit-increase-stress-among-us-citizens Washington, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) U.S. citizens have higher levels of stress today than they did 10 years ago, and most of them point to problems to cover their credits as responsible for that situation. Vietnam Asks Monsanto to Take Responsibility for War Sequels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11939&SEO=vietnam-asks-monsanto-to-take-responsibility-for-war-sequels Vietnam, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam reaffirmed today that the US companies involved and Monsanto, in particular, must take responsibility for supporting efforts to address the consequences of the agent orange/dioxin spread in this country during the war. Venezuelans Left Clear Support for the Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11932&SEO=venezuelans-left-clear-support-for-the-government By Luis Beaton China and EU Agree to Expand Coordination on Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11928&SEO=china-and-eu-agree-to-expand-coordination-on-global-issues Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and European Union (EU) officials have agreed to broaden coordination on global issues, promote improvements in global governance and work towards a more inclusive, balanced and sustainable globalization. Venezuelan President Iterates Call to Political Dialogue for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11921&SEO=venezuelan-president-iterates-call-to-political-dialogue-for-peace Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reiterated today the Bolivarian Government''s willingness to establish a negotiation table with opposition organizations, with the purpose of guaranteeing peace and economic development in the country. Cuba and Portugal Extol Strength of their Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11916&SEO=cuba-and-portugal-extol-strength-of-their-relations Lisbon, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Portuguese foreign ministers, Bruno Rodriguez and Augusto Santos Silva, respectively, extolled today the strength of their bilateral relations in all areas, by means of a free-flowing exchange between both countries. Controversy in US over Wrong Info on Aircraft Carriers Whereabouts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11911&SEO=controversy-in-us-over-wrong-info-on-aircraft-carriers-whereabouts Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which the White House said more than a week ago it was close to the Korean Peninsula, might be now heading to that destination. Support for Anti-drug Campaign Drops in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11908&SEO=support-for-anti-drug-campaign-drops-in-philippines Manila, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The anti-drug campaign launched by President Rodrigo Duterte received less support from Philippines public in a recent survey. Cuba: Recognition of Work for Monument Restoration and Conservation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11903&SEO=cuba-recognition-of-work-for-monument-restoration-and-conservation Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The native home of Cuban martyr Abel Santamaria Cuadrado - in Cuban province of Villa Clara- received the National Monument Restoration Award, which is awarded to promoted initiatives to estimulate protection of buildings and houses of great value. China Pleads for Unity, Prosperity and Stability in European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11892&SEO=china-pleads-for-unity-prosperity-and-stability-in-european-union Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese prime minister, Li Keqiang, advocated for unity, prosperity and stability of the European Union (EU), it transcended here today. Cuban Companies Active in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11881&SEO=cuban-companies-active-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) From Labiofam Vietnam, with 18 years in the Indochinese country, up to newly local Cuban industries, exhibit products at the Trade Fair inaugurated today in this capital, recognized as a platform to boost economic ties between the two nations. Maduro Denounces US Support for Coup Plot in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11879&SEO=maduro-denounces-us-support-for-coup-plot-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro denounced that the alleged coup against the Bolivarian government of Venezuela responds to a script designed in the offices of the US Department of State. UN Calls for Commitment to Sustainable Financing for Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11865&SEO=un-calls-for-commitment-to-sustainable-financing-for-development United Nations, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) UN General Assembly President Peter urged to guarantee the necessary funding for the implementation of 17 objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Ecuador: Importance of Vote Recount Praised http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11862&SEO=ecuador-importance-of-vote-recount-praised Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Recounting more than a million votes at the General Rumiñahui Colisseum Tuesday seeks to guarantee people''s respect, said the president of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (NEC), Juan Pablo Pozo. Underwater Landscape Unveiled in Céspedes Park, Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11858&SEO=underwater-landscape-unveiled-in-cespedes-park-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The sunken treasures of the bay Santiago de Cuba, are now visible through the photographic exhibition An Immersion in History, with pieces from the archaeological underwater park Naval Battle of Santiago de Cuba 1898. In the central park Céspedes, heart of the city, are exhibited those impressive images captured mainly by photographers Vicente González Díaz and Vicente González Portuondo in the depths of the coast of Santiago. Cuban Medical Brigade Work Continues Despite Conflicts in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11847&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-work-continues-despite-conflicts-in-peru Piura, Peru, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade continued its humanitarian work in this region of northern Peru, despite a protest of residents sheltered in tents where thousands of families live. Congolese Prime Minister Praises Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11845&SEO=congolese-prime-minister-praises-relations-with-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, Clement Mouamba, regarded the relations between Congo and Cuba as ''indissoluble'', during the homage to deceased Congolese president Marien Ngouabi, celebrates at the African National Heroes Park in Havana. Impeachment of Dilma Must Be Annulled, Brazilian Professor Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11843&SEO=impeachment-of-dilma-must-be-annulled-brazilian-professor-says Brasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The express recognition by Michel Temer that the coup against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff was a consequence of the fact that she did not give in to the blackmail of former Congressman Eduardo Cunha does not leave today another alternative to the Supreme Court that to annul the impeachment. Ecuador's Electoral Dispute Tribunal Rejects Opposition Appeal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11840&SEO=ecuadors-electoral-dispute-tribunal-rejects-opposition-appeal Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Electoral Dispute Tribunal in Ecuador has rejected the appeal by the opposition CREO-SUMA, which has persisted in ignoring the results of recounting votes during the presidential elections'' runoff. Syrian Army Free New Areas of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11828&SEO=syrian-army-free-new-areas-of-terrorists Damascus, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) In sweeping operations on Independence Day, Syrian Army units targeted terrorists from ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra, and other terror groups affiliated to them in several areas across the country, inflicting heavy losses on them and freeing areas. Nobel Laureates Alert Risk of Eventual Paris Withdrawal from EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11827&SEO=nobel-laureates-alert-risk-of-eventual-paris-withdrawal-from-eu Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Twenty-five Nobel Economy laureates warned today about dangers of an eventual French withdrawal from the European Union (EU), option defended by several candidates to the upcoming presidential elections. Turkey Calls for Integration Meeting with Central American Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11825&SEO=turkey-calls-for-integration-meeting-with-central-american-countries Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has convened the second forum of the Turkey-Central American Integration System (SICA), to be held in this city, according to state-run broadcasting TRT. CNE Recounts 11.2 % of Ballotage Votes in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11824&SEO=cne-recounts-11.2-of-ballotage-votes-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) will now recount 11.2 percent of the votes cast in the second round of elections held in this South American country on April 2. Evo Morales Maintains Leadership, Survey Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11823&SEO=evo-morales-maintains-leadership-survey-says La Paz, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than one decade after his inauguration, Bolivian President Evo Morales has maintained his leadership, with 49 percent approval against 33 from opposition sectors, a survey shows. Venezuelan Labor Leader Rules Out National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11821&SEO=venezuelan-labor-leader-rules-out-national-strike Caracas, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan right has no strength in the workers'' sector to call for a national strike, said today Wills Rangel, president of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers'' Union (CBST). French Association will Celebrate Mayday in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11817&SEO=french-association-will-celebrate-mayday-in-cuba Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) French Association Cuba Linda will travel in the next few days to Havana to join the celebrations on the International Workers'' Day on May 1, informed the entity''s directive. According to a communiqué sent to Prensa Latina, the delegation will be formed by one hundred persons who will develop an intense program titled ''Following the Tracks of the Revolution''. Russia Condemns Terrorist Attack on Refugees in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11814&SEO=russia-condemns-terrorist-attack-on-refugees-in-syria Moscow, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the recent bomb attack on a Syrian refuge-crowded bus convoy in the province of Idlib, killing about 130 people and injuring hundreds. Philippines- Death Toll From Cebu Floods Rises to Ten http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11804&SEO=philippines-death-toll-from-cebu-floods-rises-to-ten Manila, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the flash floods in the province of Cebu in Philippines has risen to ten and many are injured today. Over 6,000 Flood Victims in Peru Seen by Cuban Doctors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11798&SEO=over-6000-flood-victims-in-peru-seen-by-cuban-doctors Piura, Peru, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 6,000 people affected by floods in this region of northern Peru have been attended by the Cuban medical brigade, reported today the head of the solidarity group, Rolando Piloto. International Observers Refute Referendum in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11794&SEO=international-observers-refute-referendum-in-turkey Ankara, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The mission of the Council of Europe''s international observers, which is aimed at the constitutional reform plebiscite in Turkey, criticized today the electoral process that will take place under conditions of inequality for the options faced. Decisive Stage of Election Campaign in France Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11785&SEO=decisive-stage-of-election-campaign-in-france-begins Paris, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for the coming elections in France is now in its final and decisive stage, in the last week before the first round in which a total of 11 candidates will compete. Chinese Economy grew 6.9 percent in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11780&SEO=chinese-economy-grew-6.9-percent-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese economy registered 6.9 percent in interanual growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter this year, a higher evolution rate than expected, says today the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Russia Expects US to Avoid Unilateral Actions against Pyongyang http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11777&SEO=russia-expects-us-to-avoid-unilateral-actions-against-pyongyang Moscow, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) We expect more wisdom from the United States to avoid unilateral actions against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov said today. Angola Promotes Sustainable Use of Second Largest Basin Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11775&SEO=angola-promotes-sustainable-use-of-second-largest-basin-worldwide Luanda, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Congo basin, the second largest in the world behind the Amazon, now has enormous potential for sustainable use in terms of development and the elimination of poverty. Iran Labels Illegal Use of US Super-bomb in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11769&SEO=iran-labels-illegal-use-of-us-super-bomb-in-afghanistan Tehran, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, today considered illegal the launching by Washington of its most lethal non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan, an action that he assured would not improve U.S. National security. Western Coalition Is Urged to Fight IE alongside Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11756&SEO=western-coalition-is-urged-to-fight-ie-alongside-russia Moscow, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian Senator Frants Klintsevich has called today the US-led Western coalition to join Moscow in a real struggle in Syria against the Islamic State (ISIS). Pope Francis Calls for Divine Support for Good Seekers in Lat Am http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11755&SEO=pope-francis-calls-for-divine-support-for-good-seekers-in-lat-am Rome, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has called today on the divine power to support those striving to guarantee the common good in Latin America, sometimes marked by political and social tensions that, in some cases, lead to violence, he said. France Mobilizes 50,000 Police for Security during Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11754&SEO=france-mobilizes-50000-police-for-security-during-elections Paris, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) More than 50,000 police officers and gendarmes will be deployed to ensure security in the upcoming elections in France, Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said in an interview published today. Cuban Doctors in Ecuador Highlight Legacy of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11753&SEO=cuban-doctors-in-ecuador-highlight-legacy-of-fidel-castro Quito, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Medical Brigade in Ecuador close today the First National Symposium on the Validity of Fidel Castro''s Thinking. Authorities Recue 62 Immigrants off Spain's Shores http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11733&SEO=authorities-recue-62-immigrants-off-spains-shores Madrid, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Spanish authorities today rescued 62 African immigrants on board of a makeshift boat two miles southwest of the city of Cadiz, Andalusia. Bomb Launched at Public Building in Serbian City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11730&SEO=bomb-launched-at-public-building-in-serbian-city Belgrade, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Serbian police are investigating the explosion of a bomb launched at dawn today by unidentified individuals at the headquarters of the Municipal Assembly (Town Hall) in the city of Zrenjanin, 70 kilometers north of this capital. USA-China: Is a New Course Possible? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11728&SEO=usa-china-is-a-new-course-possible By Martha Andrés Román * Russia Rejects USA Manipulations to Justify Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11727&SEO=russia-rejects-usa-manipulations-to-justify-attack-on-syria Moscow, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) rejected today US intelligence manipulation to justify attacks on sovereign countries such as the recent attack on Syria''s air base Al Shairat, in Homs. US Arrests Fugitive on Charges of Writing Anti-Trump Text http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11724&SEO=us-arrests-fugitive-on-charges-of-writing-anti-trump-text Washington, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) US authorities arrested fugitive Joseph Jakubowski, who was the target of a national persecution since April 4 on charges of armed robbery and writing a manifesto against President Donald Trump. Informative Manipulation of Private TV Station in Venezuela Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11716&SEO=informative-manipulation-of-private-tv-station-in-venezuela-denounced Caracas, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan analyst Miguel Perez Pirela accused the private television station Globovisión of constructing false news - or false positives - in the alleged protests and demonstrations organized last week by the opposition right wing. Iranian FM Travels to Russia for Tripartite Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11715&SEO=iranian-fm-travels-to-russia-for-tripartite-meeting-on-syria Tehran, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, traveled to Russia today to attend a tripartite meeting on Syria, days after an attack by the United States that the diplomat described as an ''unilateral unacceptable act.'' UN Rapporteur Concludes in Cuba Agenda on Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11702&SEO=un-rapporteur-concludes-in-cuba-agenda-on-human-trafficking Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, concluded her official program in Cuba with a press conference where she will set forth her criteria on struggling against human trafficking. Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago to Increase Cooperation Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11669&SEO=cuba-trinidad-tobago-to-increase-cooperation-ties Port-of-Spain, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba are evaluating the signing of new cooperation agreements in public health, culture, tourism and energy, a diplomatic source informed today. UN Rapporteur Visits Cuban Sex Education Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11668&SEO=un-rapporteur-visits-cuban-sex-education-center Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur María Grazia Giammarinaro was informed today about details of the work of the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), during a meeting in that institution held in the context of her official visit to Cuba. Cuban Doctors Still Working Nevertheless of Long Holiday in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11665&SEO=cuban-doctors-still-working-nevertheless-of-long-holiday-in-peru Piura, Perú, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina)The Cuban doctors taking care of the Peruvian flood victims in this city and its sourroundings, are mantianing their solidarity work independently of the long holidays due to Easter. China Urges US, Russia to Avoid Conflicts Related to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11664&SEO=china-urges-us-russia-to-avoid-conflicts-related-to-syria Beijing, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States and Russia to increase communication, in order to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Syrian crisis. China, Japan and South Korea seek Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11658&SEO=china-japan-and-south-korea-seek-free-trade Tokyo, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Negotiators of China, Japan and South Korea examined today in this capital the possibility of boosting the exchange of merchandise and services and promoting the exchange of goods, services and give a thrust to free trade. Chemical Fumes of US-Led Coalition Attack Killed Hundreds in Syiria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11655&SEO=chemical-fumes-of-us-led-coalition-attack-killed-hundreds-in-syiria Damascus, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) An air strike by the U.S.-led coalition in Deir Ezzor, Syria, hit a weapon depot with chemical substances stockpiled by ISIS terrorists, and the explosions left hundreds of dead, civilians among them, the General Command of the Syrian Armed Forces reported. Organizations demand to Resume Search of Missing By Mocoa Mudslides http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11653&SEO=organizations-demand-to-resume-search-of-missing-by-mocoa-mudslides Bogota, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) After almost two weeks of mudslides in Putumayo, organizations in that department demand the government today to continue searching for the missing, in order to find the bodies of all the victims and give them a decent burial. Ecuador's President Supports Random Review of Ballot Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11649&SEO=ecuadors-president-supports-random-review-of-ballot-papers Quito, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa supported a proposal by Guayaquil Mayor Jaime Nebot for a random review of ballot papers for the second round of presidential elections held on April 2, but under conditions. Cuban Doctors Reinforce Hospital Staff for Care of Peruvian Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11614&SEO=cuban-doctors-reinforce-hospital-staff-for-care-of-peruvian-victims Piura, Peru, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban medical brigade working in solidarity in this northern Peruvian city, affected by major floods, began today to reinforce the field hospital installed to take care of the victims. Correa: Opposition Seeks to Avoid Continuity of the Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11612&SEO=correa-opposition-seeks-to-avoid-continuity-of-the-revolution Quito, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa warned today that the opposition, aware of its defeat at polls, only seeks to prevent the continuity of the citizens revolution. Putin Criticizes West for Blind Support Against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11610&SEO=putin-criticizes-west-for-blind-support-against-syria Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday criticized leaders of Western countries for their blind support for the United States attack on a Syrian air base, under arguments of dubious origin. Trump Says was 'Very Good' Call with Chinese President Xi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11607&SEO=trump-says-was-very-good-call-with-chinese-president-xi Washington, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump called a recent telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea as very good. The Challenges of the Left in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11606&SEO=the-challenges-of-the-left-in-latin-america Por Orlando Oramas León*Mexico (Prensa Latina) A left-wing president in Mexico would not be good for the United States or even for Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said recently in Washington. Russia Seeks Precisions for Antiterrorist Cooperation with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11601&SEO=russia-seeks-precisions-for-antiterrorist-cooperation-with-u.s. Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) We seek cooperation with the United States in such issues as the creation of a broad antiterrorist front and we always abide with international law in our bilateral ties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. Xi and Trump Discuss Situation in Korean Peninsula and Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11597&SEO=xi-and-trump-discuss-situation-in-korean-peninsula-and-syria Beijing, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping discuss today via telephone with his US counterpart Donald Trump the problems in the Korean peninsula and Syria. UNESCO Director Salutes Celebration in Cuba of Jazz Day 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11596&SEO=unesco-director-salutes-celebration-in-cuba-of-jazz-day-2017 París, 12 Apr (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director General, irina Bokova, saluted the celebration in Cuba of the International Jazz Day 2017, date in which big representatives of the genre worldwide will meet in Havana. US Researcher Speaks in Cuba about Citrus Greening Disease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11592&SEO=us-researcher-speaks-in-cuba-about-citrus-greening-disease Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US researcher James Graham gave a masterly lecture on Huanglongbird (HLB), a disease of citrus fruits caused by a vector-borne pathogen, at the 8th International Scientific Seminar on Plant Health. G-7 Foreign Ministers Close Meeting in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11573&SEO=g-7-foreign-ministers-close-meeting-in-italy Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) With an aggressive speech against Syria, the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea, Russia and, to a lesser extent, Iran, G-7 foreign ministers closed Tuesday their two-day meeting in the Italian city of Lucca. Turkey Finishes Half of the Border Wall With Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11564&SEO=turkey-finishes-half-of-the-border-wall-with-syria Ankara, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Defense of Turkey has offered information on the construction of the border wall with Syria, of which more than half of it has been already finished,according to the plan. ALBA Countries Denounce U.S. Economic Aggression Against Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11561&SEO=alba-countries-denounce-u.s.-economic-aggression-against-nicaragua Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) on Tuesday denounced the intentions by U.S. congress people to imposed an economic blockade on Nicaragua. Special Meeting on Syria Favors Political Solution to Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11559&SEO=special-meeting-on-syria-favors-political-solution-to-conflict Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the special meeting on Syria, held today in the city of Lucca, agreed on the need for a political solution to the conflict in that country, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said. Most Europeans Consider Trump Is a Global Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11557&SEO=most-europeans-consider-trump-is-a-global-threat Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Most people in the main European countries and Brazil consider that President Donald Trump''s taking office in the United States poses a threat to global security, according to a survey published here today. Argentine Teachers Strike Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11551&SEO=argentine-teachers-strike-again Buenos Aires, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Argentine teachers of the Education Workers Union (Ctera, in Spanish) are striking again today for the repudiation of the police aggression they suffered. ALBA Nations Ratify Commitment to Unity and Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11550&SEO=alba-nations-ratify-commitment-to-unity-and-peace Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The commitment to regional unity was the center of the talks of the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), held this Monday in the Cuban capital. China Open to New Sectors for Private Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11548&SEO=china-open-to-new-sectors-for-private-investment Beijing, Abr 11 (Prensa Latina) China will allow the entrance of private capital in more productive, including oil drilling and defense technology, informed todayh the Economic Information Daily, published by Hsinhua state news agency. North Korea Condemns US Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Deployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11543&SEO=north-korea-condemns-us-nuclear-aircraft-carrier-deployment Pyongyang, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has condemned the deployment of a US nuclear aircraft carrier task group to the Korean Peninsula, by saying it was an aggressive plot against North Korea. ALBA Meeting Began in Havana With a Call for Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11512&SEO=alba-meeting-began-in-havana-with-a-call-for-unity Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) With a call for unity, organization, and solidarity, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez inaugurated today the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11509&SEO=un-security-council-discusses-climate-change-impact-on-security United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council held a meeting today under the Arria Formula to discuss the impact of climate change on international stability, a forum focused on the threat of sea level increase. Academic Day of Ballet Schools Meeting Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11499&SEO=academic-day-of-ballet-schools-meeting-begins-in-cuba Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The classes, workshops and conferences of the XXIII International Meeting of academies for the teaching of ballet began today in the main school institution of this art in Cuba, with representatives of a dozen countries. G-7 Foreign Ministers Begin Meeting in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11496&SEO=g-7-foreign-ministers-begin-meeting-in-italy Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) G-7 Foreign Ministers begin today their two-day annual meeting in the Italian city of Lucca with an agenda focused on confronting terrorism and eradicating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Syrian Allies Ratify Condemnation of US Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11493&SEO=syrian-allies-ratify-condemnation-of-us-aggression Damascus, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Joint Operations Command Center of Syria''s allies ratifies support for this country of the Levant and condemns US aggression, according to a statement released today in Damascus. ALBA Countries Meet in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11484&SEO=alba-countries-meet-in-havana Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America-Trade Treaty of the People (ALBA-TCP, in Spanish) is holding in Havana Monday its 15th ordinary session as a follow up of the body''s 15th Summit held in Caracas, Venezuela, in March. Tillerson: US Attack in Syria Sends Message to Other Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11479&SEO=tillerson-us-attack-in-syria-sends-message-to-other-countries Washington, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that the missile attack on a Syrian air base should serve other nations as a message on the consequences of violating international standards. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Interference by Foreign Governmen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11476&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-rejects-interference-by-foreign-governmen Caracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez today called on several Latin American right-wing governments not to ''get involved in the internal affairs of Bolivar''s homeland'' and stop promoting foreign intervention in this South American nation. Iran Reiterates Support for Syria in View of US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11464&SEO=iran-reiterates-support-for-syria-in-view-of-us-attack Damascus, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The US attack sought to strengthen terrorists, said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hasan Rohani, who reiterated his country´s support, said today the media. Russia Considers Negative Sending US Aircraft Carriers to Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11456&SEO=russia-considers-negative-sending-us-aircraft-carriers-to-korea Moscow, April 9 (Prensa Latina) Sending a strike group led by USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula would increase tensions in that region and a sharp reaction from Pyongyang, the Russian Senate warned today. Russia Denounces Lack of Evidence by USA to Attack Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11449&SEO=russia-denounces-lack-of-evidence-by-usa-to-attack-syria Moscow, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry denounced today the lack of evidence to prove the existence of chemical weapons at the Shayrat air base, a pretext used by the United States to attack that facility. Cuban Condemnation to US Attack against Syria Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11448&SEO=cuban-condemnation-to-us-attack-against-syria-highlighted Damascus, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Different Syrian media outlets highlighted today Cuba''s condemnation to the US attack against the Shayrat air base in the province of Homs, calling it ''blatant violation of the International Law.'' International Probe Must Be Launched in Syrian Attack: Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11445&SEO=international-probe-must-be-launched-in-syrian-attack-iran Teherán,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina)Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the formation of an impartial international fact-finding committee to look into a purported chemical attack in Syria''s Idlib Province. Cuba Celebrates World Health Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11408&SEO=cuba-celebrates-world-health-day Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba joins today the day for World Health Day with a program of activities dedicated to the care of depression, a mental illness that is the center of attention this year. Bolivia:Chemical Weapons in Syria, is Only an Excuse for Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11407&SEO=boliviachemical-weapons-in-syria-is-only-an-excuse-for-aggression La Paz, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today considered that the United States used the excuse of chemical weapons in Syria for military intervention. Actors,Intellectuals Demand Guatemala to Respect Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11404&SEO=actorsintellectuals-demand-guatemala-to-respect-venezuela Guatemala, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity, chapter Guatemala, today requested the Government of Jimmy Morales to respect the right to self-determination and sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Syria Denounces US Attack on Military Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11386&SEO=syria-denounces-us-attack-on-military-base Damascus, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces in Syria have denounced today that the ''wrong strategy'' by the United States undermines the fight against terrorism in reference to the attack against an air base in the province of Homs. Computer Fraud: The New Lie of the Ecuadorean Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11341&SEO=computer-fraud-the-new-lie-of-the-ecuadorean-opposition Por Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) When the opposition appeared to lack pretexts to accept its defeat in the presidential elections in Ecuador, it is now trying to create a new farce: computer fraud. Syrian President Describes as Remarkable Progress in Reconciliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11339&SEO=syrian-president-describes-as-remarkable-progress-in-reconciliation Damascus, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad has said today that the hope of ending the war could become a reality through the fight against terrorism and the implementation of national reconciliation. Plans for Coup against Venezuelan Gov't Detailed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11337&SEO=plans-for-coup-against-venezuelan-govt-detailed Caracas, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Details of a coup plot that includes street violence and attacks on military units, in order to create a scenario conducive to foreign military intervention, were unveiled here by Bolivarian leader Diosdado Cabello. Arrests in Russia after the Finding of a Bomb in St. Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11334&SEO=arrests-in-russia-after-the-finding-of-a-bomb-in-st.-petersburg Moscow, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Russian security forces arrested three people, after disabling an explosive device in St. Petersburg today, while in the Rostov-on-Don region one person was injured when a bomb camouflaged in a bluff exploded. People of Venezuela March to Defend Bolivarian Constitution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11333&SEO=people-of-venezuela-march-to-defend-bolivarian-constitution Caracas, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Members of non-governmental organizations and social movements march in this capital today to demonstrate against the interference policies of the international right-wing and show their readiness to defend the Constitution and peace of Venezuela. New International Trade Union to be based in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11324&SEO=new-international-trade-union-to-be-based-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Confederacion General de Trabajadores de Colombia (CGT) announced the summon to constitute a new international trade unión organization, called Alternativa Democratica Sindical to be presented in Bogota this month. Diosdado Cabello: OAS Signs its Death Certificate in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11281&SEO=diosdado-cabello-oas-signs-its-death-certificate-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The OAS signed its death certificate, assured here the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, after the regional body did not recognize Bolivia as the pro tempore presidency of the Permanent Council. Colombians to Start Crucial Historical Clarification Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11270&SEO=colombians-to-start-crucial-historical-clarification-process Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Senator Ivan Cepeda has called on Colombians today to participate in a crucial historical clarification process that will allow to know what happened during more than 50 years of violence and finally bring about national reconciliation. ECLAC Stresses Relevance of Direct Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11263&SEO=eclac-stresses-relevance-of-direct-foreign-investment Santiago de Chile, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Barcena highlighted the relevance of direct foreign investment (DFI) to contribute to Agenda 2030 targets for sustainable development. Council of Ministers of France Addresses Crisis in Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11261&SEO=council-of-ministers-of-france-addresses-crisis-in-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France''s Council of Ministers tackles today the situation in Guiana, a French overseas department where tensions are mounting with the occupation of the Space Center as part of the strike that began more than a week ago. Opposition Tries to Hinder Political Dialogue in Paraguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11259&SEO=opposition-tries-to-hinder-political-dialogue-in-paraguay Asunción, April 25 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of a dialogue to solve the political crisis in Paraguay summoned by President Horacio Cartes is set for today in this capital, although sectors of opposition could hinder it. Syria Denounces Manipulation of Alleged Chemical Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11257&SEO=syria-denounces-manipulation-of-alleged-chemical-attack Damascus, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Armed groups, the United Kingdom, France, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are behind the crime of chemical attack in the city of Khan Sheikhun, Idleb province, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said today. Six Killed in Suicide Bombing in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11254&SEO=six-killed-in-suicide-bombing-in-pakistan Islamabad, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Six people were killed, including four soldiers, and 15 others were injured today in a suicide attack in Lahore city, capital of Pakistan''s northeastern Punjab province. Prosecution Interrogates Ousted President Park Under Detention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11232&SEO=prosecution-interrogates-ousted-president-park-under-detention Seoul,Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) South Korean prosecutors began questioning the ousted president Park Geun-hye today for the first time since the court remanded her in custody on Friday on charges of corruption related scandal. Senior Citizens' Priority at Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11217&SEO=senior-citizens-priority-at-cuban-health-system Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Alberto Fernandez, head of the Elderly Care Department at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), has recognized today the priority the Cuban health system has provided to the care of the elderly in the island . Cuban Youth is the Continuity of Cuban Revolution, Says Young Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11207&SEO=cuban-youth-is-the-continuity-of-cuban-revolution-says-young-leader Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban youth is today, on occasion of the 55th anniversary of its founding, a continuity and non-relay, is a guarantee of the present and future of the Revolution, the secretary general of the Young Communist League (UJC), Susely Morfa, said. Search of Missing Persons among Debris in Mocoa, Colombia, Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11206&SEO=search-of-missing-persons-among-debris-in-mocoa-colombia-continues Bogotá, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Survivors of one of the worst humanitarian tragedies in Colombia, Mocoa residents woke up again today in the mud and debris left by the avalanches, where they are still searching for missing relatives. Venezuelans Protest OAS Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11203&SEO=venezuelans-protest-oas-interference Caracas, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of militants from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela are leading a march today to reject OAS interference in the internal affairs of the South American nation and to support President Nicolás Maduro''s administration. Argentinean Trade Unions Ready for Massive National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11197&SEO=argentinean-trade-unions-ready-for-massive-national-strike Buenos Aires, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentina starts this week with marches and protests of teachers and the Confederacion General de Trabajadores (CGT), that will stage its first big national strike next Thursday. Morena Will Take Primacy from PRI in Mexico, Assures Lopez Obrador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11196&SEO=morena-will-take-primacy-from-pri-in-mexico-assures-lopez-obrador By Raúl García Alvarez México, Apr 4(Prensa Latina) Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of the Movement Regeneracion Nacional (Morena), assured it will take away the primacy from the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) in power, in next June 4 elections. Panama: Record Seizure of Drugs in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11195&SEO=panama-record-seizure-of-drugs-in-2017 Panama, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A boat with drugs, that ran aground close to a beach called Juan Hombron at the Gulf of Panama, was captured and reported Monday with more than 12.5 tons of drugs, considered an unprecedented seizure. Venezuela Gives New Steps to Improve Economic Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11194&SEO=venezuela-gives-new-steps-to-improve-economic-model Caracas, Apr 4 (PL) The Secretary of Foreign Trade and International Investment, Jesus Faría, announced that the Government of Venezuela will give new steps to accelerate the transit to a socialist economy. Banned Access to Paraguayan Partliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11163&SEO=banned-access-to-paraguayan-partliament Asunción, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Banned access to the venue of the Paraguayan Congress stands today due to the threat of imminent collapse of part of its structure, affected by a fire on Friday due tio the violent protests in this capital. Ecuador Opposition Loser Says He Will Challenge the Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11160&SEO=ecuador-opposition-loser-says-he-will-challenge-the-results Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso, who lost in the second round of elections, warned that he will challenge the results of the vote, which is now witnessing the victory of the candidate Lenin Moreno. Ministerial Meeting in France to Address Guiana Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11154&SEO=ministerial-meeting-in-france-to-address-guiana-crisis Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) A ministerial meeting aimed at tackling the situation in Guiana, French overseas territory paralyzed for more than a week by a broad movement of strikes, opens expectations about the possible solution that Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his team can give to the conflict. At Least 10 Dead after Explosion in Subway Station in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11151&SEO=at-least-10-dead-after-explosion-in-subway-station-in-russia Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 people were killed in an explosion at the Senaya Ploshad station on the blue subway line in St. Petersburg, the TASS news agency reported, but there was no official confirmation. Serbians Elect New President of the Republic Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11139&SEO=serbians-elect-new-president-of-the-republic-today Belgrade, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 6.7 million registered voters are casting their votes today at 8,396 polling stations to elect the new president of the Republic for the next five years.Âá Russia Denounces Western Coalition's Crimes in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11138&SEO=russia-denounces-western-coalitions-crimes-in-iraq Moscow, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) today denounced the war crimes committed by the United States-led coalition against civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where they are fighting the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS). Venezuela: Opposition Lacks Arguments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11129&SEO=venezuela-opposition-lacks-arguments Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The opposition to the government of President Nicolas Maduro has lost followers despite its insistence on its destabilizing plans, expressed now with allegations of an alleged rupture of constitutional order in the country. Ecuadorians Elect Next President and Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11125&SEO=ecuadorians-elect-next-president-and-vice-president Quito, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorians are participating today in the second round of general elections to choose the president and the vice president who will rule the country from 2017 to 2021. Bernie Sanders Points out Dilemma of US Democratic Party http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11120&SEO=bernie-sanders-points-out-dilemma-of-us-democratic-party Washington, April 1 (Prensa Latina) US Senator Bernie Sanders said that the result of last November''s election was rather due to a defeat of Democrats than to a Republican triumph, according to local media. Armed Extremist withdrawal continue after Truce in Homs, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11119&SEO=armed-extremist-withdrawal-continue-after-truce-in-homs-syria Damascus, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) A third group of 1,860 people, armed extemists and relatives, left the Al Waer neighborhood in the central Syria province of Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus. Graduation of Alphabetized People Dedicated to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11111&SEO=graduation-of-alphabetized-people-dedicated-to-fidel-castro Mexico, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) A total of 205 people in Mexico alphabetized by Cuban method ''Yo Si Puedo'' (Yes, I Can) in the municipality of Ixtapaluca, state of Mexico, is now dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Somalia Reports 18,400 Cholera Cases this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11108&SEO=somalia-reports-18400-cholera-cases-this-year Mogadishu, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The UN Children''s Fund (Unicef) reported today the increase to 18,400 cases of cholera and acute diarrheal diseases in Somalia this year, higher than the figure reported in 2016. Argentineans Prepare their Pockets as Gov't Plans Higher Gas Tariffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11064&SEO=argentineans-prepare-their-pockets-as-govt-plans-higher-gas-tariffs Buenos Aires, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean minister of Energy and Mining, Juan Jose Aranguren, announced today gas tariffs will go up between 30 or 40 percent. USA to Accelerate Deportation of Imprisoned Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11063&SEO=usa-to-accelerate-deportation-of-imprisoned-immigrants Washington, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Immigrants convicted for a federal crime in the United States are facing the risk of faster deportations following a measure announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Cuban Medical Contingent Traveling to Assist Peruvian Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11062&SEO=cuban-medical-contingent-traveling-to-assist-peruvian-victims Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Brigade 23 of the International Contingent of Specialists in Disaster Situations and Severe Epidemics, Henry Reeve, left for Peru today to help those affected by the heavy rains in that country. Venezuelan Sectors Insist in the Dialogue before Right-wing Assault http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11061&SEO=venezuelan-sectors-insist-in-the-dialogue-before-right-wing-assault Caracas, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan sectors are insisting on dialogue as an alternative to the confrontation that seems to favor groups opposed to the government of constitutional president Nicolás Maduro. Judge of Hawaii Indefinitely Blocks Trump's Immigration Veto http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11011&SEO=judge-of-hawaii-indefinitely-blocks-trumps-immigration-veto Washington, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The executive order that seeks to prevent the entry into the United States of people from six Muslim-majority nations was indefinitely blocked today following the ruling of a federal judge in Hawaii. Chinese President to Meet Trump in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11000&SEO=chinese-president-to-meet-trump-in-u.s. Beijing, March 30 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet for the first time next week with his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, in Florida, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said here today. FARC-EP Affirms It Will Continue Defending Colombian Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10969&SEO=farc-ep-affirms-it-will-continue-defending-colombian-peace-process Bogotá, March 29 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP leader Timoleón Jiménez said today that Colombian guerrillas will continue defending the peace process despite any setbacks and assured that together with the Government it will push for the implementation of the November pact. U.S. Coalition Admits Possible Role in Civilian Deaths in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10968&SEO=u.s.-coalition-admits-possible-role-in-civilian-deaths-in-mosul Baghdad, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq admitted its ''probable'' responsibility for the deaths of 100 civilians in western Mosul, military sources said today. Cuba Highlights Venezuela's Victory at OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10966&SEO=cuba-highlights-venezuelas-victory-at-oas Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has hailed today Venezuela for defending the Latin American and Caribbean dignity, based on truth, reason and justice against the OAS and its Secretary General''s actions to undermine and topple the Bolivarian Revolution. Trump's Economic Policy Impact in U.S. Uncertain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10963&SEO=trumps-economic-policy-impact-in-u.s.-uncertain Washington, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The impact of US President Donald Trump''s policies on the economy is still too uncertain, said Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve''s governor. Peña Nieto to Attend Summit of Tuxtla Mechanism in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10950&SEO=pena-nieto-to-attend-summit-of-tuxtla-mechanism-in-costa-rica Mexico, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will travel to Costa Rica to participate in the 16th Summit of the Mechanism of Dialogue and Agreement Tuxtla 2017, said sources today. Public Transportation Drivers in Argentina to Join CGT Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10948&SEO=public-transportation-drivers-in-argentina-to-join-cgt-strike Buenos Aires, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Public Service drivers, including metro conductors, joined the strike the Confederacion General del Trabajo (CGT) has convened for April 6 in Argentina. 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. Namibia Hosts 5th Continental Conference on Solidarity with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10944&SEO=namibia-hosts-5th-continental-conference-on-solidarity-with-cuba Windhoek, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Namibia will host the 5th Continental Conference on Solidarity with Cuba from June 5th to 7th, in Windhoek. Trump Calls Story about His Alleged Ties with Russia a Farce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10897&SEO=trump-calls-story-about-his-alleged-ties-with-russia-a-farce Washington, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday described as a farce the story about his alleged links with Russia, and suggested that the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton. Ecuador: Final Electoral Stage Shadowed by Dirty Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10890&SEO=ecuador-final-electoral-stage-shadowed-by-dirty-campaign Quito, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The electoral campaign in Ecuador, which will soon hold ballotage on April 2nd, is shadowed by the attacks of the right-wing against the Government and its candidates. More than 300 Armed Extremists Leave the Syrian city of Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10870&SEO=more-than-300-armed-extremists-leave-the-syrian-city-of-homs Damascus, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 armed extremists left the neighbourhood Al Waer, their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed. Venezuela Requests Suspension of Extraordinary OAS Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10863&SEO=venezuela-requests-suspension-of-extraordinary-oas-meeting Caracas, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has demanded today the suspension of the special OAS session, slated for tomorrow at the request of 18 countries, considering it a violation of the regional bloc statutes. Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Visits Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10861&SEO=cuban-minister-of-energy-and-mines-visits-austria Vienna, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy and Mines of Cuba, Alfredo López Valdés, spoke today with senior officials of several federal portfolios and institutes in this capital during his work visit to Austria. Costa Rica Assumes Challenge of Reaching Antinuke Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10856&SEO=costa-rica-assumes-challenge-of-reaching-antinuke-accord San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez asserted today that his country would assume with great responsibility its designation to preside over, starting today, the United Nations Conference for the negotiation of an agreement that prohibits nuclear weapons. Cuban Agricultural-and-Livestock Fair Concludes with Rodeo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10851&SEO=cuban-agricultural-and-livestock-fair-concludes-with-rodeo Havana, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Fiagrob 2017, the 20th International Agro-Industrial and Food-and-Agriculture Fair, that began on March 18 at Rancho Boyeros exhibition center is closing today with several rodeo events, such as parade, calf roping, bull tumbling and others. Spain: Tribute to Fidel Castro in Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10840&SEO=spain-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-madrid Madrid, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish movement of solidarity with Cuba has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz, highlighting his humanistic and internationalist legacy, four months after his death. Syrian Army Strikes ISIS in Damascus Countryside http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10839&SEO=syrian-army-strikes-isis-in-damascus-countryside Damascus, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units reportedly carried out a successful special operation against an ISIS concentration in south east Damascus Countryside wiping out terrorists from that area, while engaging anti-Syrian groups in other parts of the country. Merkel and Schulz Handle First Electoral Stage in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10836&SEO=merkel-and-schulz-handle-first-electoral-stage-in-germany Berlin, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The respective parties of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Martin Schulz, main rivals in the September general elections, undergo today their first electoral test in the country. Bill Proposed on Visitor Registry to Trump Residences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10833&SEO=bill-proposed-on-visitor-registry-to-trump-residences Washington, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Four democrat senators introduced a bill of law to force president Donald Trump to publish the registers of visitors of the White Houjse and his winter residence at Mar-a-Lago, published todah portal The Hill. Activists Gathered in New York Condemn Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10830&SEO=activists-gathered-in-new-york-condemn-blockade New York, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Activists from more than 20 states in the United States and Canadian provinces that participate in a meeting of solidarity with Cuba condemned today the US blockade against Cuba. Russia Warns against Paris Illusions of Taking Syrian City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10826&SEO=russia-warns-against-paris-illusions-of-taking-syrian-city Moscow, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Russia warned against the illusory position today of French Defense Minister Jean-Ives Le Drian to announce a siege and possible early recovery of the northern Syrian city of Raqqqa, controlled by terrorists. Colombian Gov't and FARC-EP Supervise Peace Pact Application http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10821&SEO=colombian-govt-and-farc-ep-supervise-peace-pact-application Bogotá, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Government and Insurgent FARC-EP supervise as of today in Cartagena de Indias the steps to implement the definitive agreement between both parts, confirmed Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner of Peace for Colombia. Bolivia: FELAP Accuses Chile of Violating Right to Information http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10820&SEO=bolivia-felap-accuses-chile-of-violating-right-to-information La Paz, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The honorary president of the Latin American Federation of Journalists (FELAP) Iván Canelas accused today the Chilean authorities of violating the right to information, by preventing the exercise of Bolivian professionals from the press. Left-wing Urged to Resume Offensive in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10816&SEO=left-wing-urged-to-resume-offensive-in-latin-america Mexico, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Unity, integration and links with the popular sectors are paramount today for leftist and progressive forces in confronting the right-wing counter-offensive in Latin America. European Summit Concludes in Italy with Principle Declaration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10814&SEO=european-summit-concludes-in-italy-with-principle-declaration Rome, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The summit of the European Union (EU) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties ended here with a succint final declaration of principles and intentions for the next 10 years. African Union Plans to Open Office in West Sahara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10808&SEO=african-union-plans-to-open-office-in-west-sahara Addis Ababa, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) plans to open an office in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), said the regional bloc. UNICEF Helps Cuba in Health Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10791&SEO=unicef-helps-cuba-in-health-education Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Two Cuban towns are benefitted by a health and sanitation education project for children in collaboration with UNICEF, UN agency representative, Maria Machicado, said. U.S. Tightens Visa Process on Visitors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10779&SEO=u.s.-tightens-visa-process-on-visitors Washington, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The administration of the United States decreed to toughen the process of visa emission to millions of visitors with the enactmnent of new measures, informed today daily The New York Times. Six Countries Confirmed for Technology and Health Convention in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10775&SEO=six-countries-confirmed-for-technology-and-health-convention-in-cuba Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from six countries will attend the 3th International Technology and Health Convention from Monday in this capital, the organizers confirmed at a press conference. FAO Praises Coal Production in Latin America and the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10772&SEO=fao-praises-coal-production-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean Santiago de Chile, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The FAO regional office, headquartered in this capital city, praised today the big coal production in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is only behind Africa. International Political Parties Pay Homage to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10761&SEO=international-political-parties-pay-homage-to-fidel-castro Mexico, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of nearly 130 political organizations from 36 countries paid tribute today to Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, whose legacy was considered as a guide to fight for a better world. Ban to Publish Polls in the Face of Ballotage Rules in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10738&SEO=ban-to-publish-polls-in-the-face-of-ballotage-rules-in-ecuador Quito, March 23 (Prensa Latina) From today, a closure period for the dissemination of polls in the face of the second round of presidential elections scheduled for April 2 rules in Ecuador. Iran Encourages All Countries to Join its Plan against Extremism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10736&SEO=iran-encourages-all-countries-to-join-its-plan-against-extremism Tehran, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran has invited ''all'' countries to adopt its proposal to assemble a global crusade against violence and extremism, just as the United States is calling on its allies to become more involved in the fight against terrorism. Venezuela Expels Two European Journalists for Illegal Activities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10735&SEO=venezuela-expels-two-european-journalists-for-illegal-activities Caracas, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela expelled two BBC journalists, Ian O''Reilly and Stephen Sackur, for illegal activities and breaches of national laws, said representative Diosdado Cabello. Fifth Round of Talks on Syria Begins in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10729&SEO=fifth-round-of-talks-on-syria-begins-in-geneva United Nations, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations headquarters in Geneva is hosting the fifth round of negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition, a dialogue aimed at ending six years of conflict. Alicia Alonso to Receive Honorary Degree in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10707&SEO=alicia-alonso-to-receive-honorary-degree-in-costa-rica San Jose, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alina Alonso, received here today the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), for her important work and legacy to the world classical dance. Containers Arrive from UN to Store Colombian Guerrilla Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10694&SEO=containers-arrive-from-un-to-store-colombian-guerrilla-weapons Bogotá, Colombia, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The first UN containers have arrived at the Colombian department of La Guajira where FARC-EP guerrillas, in demobilization phase, will deposit their weapons, Caracol Radio confirmed today. Maduro Calls for Massive March against US Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10690&SEO=maduro-calls-for-massive-march-against-us-interference Caracas, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a great popular mobilization for the next Sunday in defense of the homeland and to express rejection before the interfering pretensions of the United States, in collusion with right-wing opposition groups. Massive Rally in Bolivia Closed Days for Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10689&SEO=massive-rally-in-bolivia-closed-days-for-sea By Pedro Rioseco Colombian Congress Will Seek to Boost Application of Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10684&SEO=colombian-congress-will-seek-to-boost-application-of-peace-agreement Bogota, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Sympathizers of the procedures to finalize the conflicto of Colombia will hold in April the Peace Congress in which ideas will be presented to boost the implementation of the pacts signed with the FARC-EP, confirmed today its organizers. Social and political sectors supporters of the pacifying process define the details of the national gathering conceived with the aim of creating alliances and sketch actions that support the carrying out of all that was agreed by both the Government and the guerrilla. Evo Morales Reaffirms Bolivian Economy Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10651&SEO=evo-morales-reaffirms-bolivian-economy-progress La Paz, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales reaffirmed today that Bolivian economy is developing thanks to the country''s ability to finance its own industries and increase productive sectors. Water Convention Brings Together Experts from 17 Countries in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10646&SEO=water-convention-brings-together-experts-from-17-countries-in-cuba Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 17 countries and the United Nations system are participating today in an international convention in Cuba that examines the global problems associated with water and its interrelation with climate change. South Africa Honors Human Rights Beacons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10638&SEO=south-africa-honors-human-rights-beacons Pretoria, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma headed on Tuesday the national commemoration of Human Rights Day in which South Africa honored those who sacrificed immensely for the achievement of liberation and democracy. Mexico Condemns US Discrimination against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10635&SEO=mexico-condemns-us-discrimination-against-migrants Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico''s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has condemned the United States'' discriminatory immigration policy, on occasion of the celebration today of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. UN to Pay Tribute to Recently Deceased Russian Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10624&SEO=un-to-pay-tribute-to-recently-deceased-russian-ambassador United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The General Assembly of the United Nations will hold a session of tribute today, dedicated to the recently deceased Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, announced today its oresident, Peter Thomson. UN Calls to Fight all Forms of Discrimination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10590&SEO=un-calls-to-fight-all-forms-of-discrimination United Nations, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein called to fight all forms of racial discrimination, xenophobia and speeches and racism crimes. Bolivia Committed to Claim Sea Outlet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10589&SEO=bolivia-committed-to-claim-sea-outlet The Hague, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni highlighted today the strength and commitment of the international legal team of Bolivia in the maritime demand that will be presented tomorrow at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Chile. Pakistan Announces Immediate Reopening of Afghanistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10587&SEO=pakistan-announces-immediate-reopening-of-afghanistan-border Islamabad, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered the immediate reopening of the border with Afghanistan, after more than a month closed as a result of several terrorist attacks in that country that Islamabad considered planned in the neighbor state. Terrorists Try to Break Siege Near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10585&SEO=terrorists-try-to-break-siege-near-damascus Damascus, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) For 24 hours Terrorist groups try to break the army siege in Jobar area, a suburb close to the Syrian capital, and clashes which remain very strong today, according to military sources. Congolese People to Verify their Electoral Register from April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10575&SEO=congolese-people-to-verify-their-electoral-register-from-april Kinshasa, March 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Corneille Nangaa, stated that Congolese nationals will have the chance of verifying their personal data from the second half of April. Venezuela Creates Web page Against OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10570&SEO=venezuela-creates-web-page-against-oas-secretary-general Caracas, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan social movements have created a website in which a document can be signed in rejection to the actions that the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, is promoting today against this country. EU Commissioner Highlights the Information Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10571&SEO=eu-commissioner-highlights-the-information-exchange Rome, March 19 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Security Commissioner Julian King highlighted the importance of the information exchange between member countries of the regional body to combat terrorism. French Airport Back to Normalcy after Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10569&SEO=french-airport-back-to-normalcy-after-attack Paris, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Paris-Orly airport returned to normal today after an attack perpetrated by a man who assaulted a soldier and was finally shot dead by police officers a few hours ago. Iran Calls for UN Action to Prevent Further Israeli Attacks on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10563&SEO=iran-calls-for-un-action-to-prevent-further-israeli-attacks-on-syria Tehran, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Saturday described as a flagrant aggression against Syria the recent air bombing by Israeli, and demanded that the United Nations exercise all its authority to prevent the repetition of actions that violate regional peace and security. French Orly Airport Paralyzed after Attempted Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10562&SEO=french-orly-airport-paralyzed-after-attempted-attack Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The French airport of Orly, located 14 kilometers south of this capital, is now shut down after an attempted attack by a man who stole a gun from a soldier and then was shot down by agents. Strong Rejection of Foreign Attack against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10561&SEO=strong-rejection-of-foreign-attack-against-venezuela Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan political and social sectors have expressed a strong rejection this week of the request by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro to enforce the Democratic Charter of that bloc against this South American nation. Lebanese Army Raids Village on Syrian Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10560&SEO=lebanese-army-raids-village-on-syrian-border Beirut, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Army and intelligence officers from Lebanon stormed the village of Al-Qasr, in the northeastern region of Hermel, on the Syrian border, as part of raids to detain undocumented people and alleged terrorists. Argentine Teachers Continue on Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10528&SEO=argentine-teachers-continue-on-strike Buenos Aires, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The teachers'' conflict in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, the country''s largest, is sharpened today with new teachers'' protests, while authorities and union leaders are still at odds and the classrooms continue empty. Half of Russians Willing to Live Under Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10525&SEO=half-of-russians-willing-to-live-under-sanctions Moscow, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Fifty-nine percent of Russians are willing to live under the regime of unilateral sanctions of the West, before changing in some way the foreign policy of his country with respect to Ukraine, revealed a poll in the capital today. MERCOSUR Meets in Uruguay to Address Demand from Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10522&SEO=mercosur-meets-in-uruguay-to-address-demand-from-venezuela Montevideo, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The third meeting of direct negotiations between the States Parties of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) is taking place today in this capital to continue the demand for the activation of the Protocol of Olives presented by Venezuela. UNEP Estimates World Economic Benefit for Efficient Use of Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10510&SEO=unep-estimates-world-economic-benefit-for-efficient-use-of-resources Berlin, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The most efficient use of global natural resources could annually add up two trillion dollars to 2050 world economy, according to a research by a UN agency. French President Brands Explosion at IMF as an Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10479&SEO=french-president-brands-explosion-at-imf-as-an-attack Paris, March 16 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande branded today the explosion of a letter bomb at the International Monetary Fund''s headquarters in Paris that caused injuries to an employee as an attack. Lat Am Students Will Honor Che on 50th Anniversary of his Murder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10477&SEO=lat-am-students-will-honor-che-on-50th-anniversary-of-his-murder Buenos Aires, March 16 (Prensa Latina) The general secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Students Organization (OCLAE), which brings together 38 federations from 24 countries, agreed to reissue a caravan on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Ernesto Che Guevara. Cuba Offers Colombia 1,000 Scholarships to Study Medicine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10470&SEO=cuba-offers-colombia-1000-scholarships-to-study-medicine Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Colombia, Jose Luis Ponce, has informed that his country will grant the Colombian government and the FARC-EP a fund of 1,000 scholarships to study medicine in the island in the coming five years. Venezuela to Respond to Attacks by OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10468&SEO=venezuela-to-respond-to-attacks-by-oas-secretary-general Caracas, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that Venezuela will respond politically and diplomatically to attacks against the South American nation by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS).