Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Rohani: Russia-Iran Cooperation without Threats to Others http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10899&SEO=rohani-russia-iran-cooperation-without-threats-to-others Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between Russia and Iran is in no way directed against other countries, stated the president of the Persian nation, Hasan Rohani, in a meeting here with Vladimir Putin. 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). Brazil Lives National Mobilization Day against Temer Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10428&SEO=brazil-lives-national-mobilization-day-against-temer-reforms Brasilia, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will live today a National Day of Mobilization and Paralysis against the proposed labor and social security reforms by which popular movements and central trade unions describe as Michel Temer''s ''illegitimate government.'' Venezuela Rejects OAS Intervention Report http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10425&SEO=venezuela-rejects-oas-intervention-report Caracas, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro repudiated the report on the nation presented by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, that ''ignores the institutional processes and principles of the organization.'' Andean Parliament to Analyze Antidrug Fight in Peruvian Meetin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10423&SEO=andean-parliament-to-analyze-antidrug-fight-in-peruvian-meetin Lima, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The struggle against the drug traffcking will be the central point of the discussions at the 49 Ordinary SEssion Period of the Andean Parliament in Lime, Peru, from March 22 to 24. Cuba to Participate in Tourism Fair in Lisbon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10422&SEO=cuba-to-participate-in-tourism-fair-in-lisbon Havana, March 15 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation will attend the 28th edition of the BTL 2017 International Tourism Fair, from March 15 to 19 in Lisbon, the Portuguese capital. Brazilian Patients Prefer Cuban Doctors, Says Health Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10421&SEO=brazilian-patients-prefer-cuban-doctors-says-health-minister Brasilia, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros admitted that Brazilian patients prefer Cuban doctors in the More Doctors health program to national doctors, and he attributed this preference to their proven dedication to work. UN Says Plan for Colombian Guerrilla Disarmament in May Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10419&SEO=un-says-plan-for-colombian-guerrilla-disarmament-in-may-continues Bogota, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The head of the UN Mission for Colombia, Juan Arnault, asserted today the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) keep the promise of of finishing the disarmament of that guerrilla movement by the end of May. Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting Starts in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10418&SEO=venezuela-cuba-enterprise-meeting-starts-in-caracas Caracas, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Since Tuesday and until Friday, Caracas is the host of the Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting, wanting to strengthen bilateral trade and foster the economic agenda of Venezuela. Cuba Reaffirms Commitment to Inclusive Policies for Disabled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10414&SEO=cuba-reaffirms-commitment-to-inclusive-policies-for-disabled Havana, Mar 14 (PL) Cuba will work for the inclusion of all people in order to build a society in which the fundamental principle is equity, said the official of the Cuban Labour and Social Security Ministry (MTSS) Joe Magin Hernandez today. Delay in US Congress to Debate Trade with Cuba Decried http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10412&SEO=delay-in-us-congress-to-debate-trade-with-cuba-decried Washington, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Republican representative for Kentucky James Comer lamented today the slow pace of US Congress to move towards allowing trade with Cuba and lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade that Washington has been enforcing against the island for over 50 years. USA Begins Surprise Attack Maneuver Against DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10411&SEO=usa-begins-surprise-attack-maneuver-against-dprk Pyongyang, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States and South Korea are making dangerous movements amidst the active stage of their nuclear drills against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), reported the government. Santos Welcomes Approval of Special Jurisdiction for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10408&SEO=santos-welcomes-approval-of-special-jurisdiction-for-peace Bogota, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed today the approval in Congress of the bill that will create the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), considered the backbone of the agreement with the FARC-EP. Ecuador: Ruling Alianza Pais Candidate Favors Presidential Debate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10406&SEO=ecuador-ruling-alianza-pais-candidate-favors-presidential-debate Quito, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The candidate for Ecuador''s ruling ''Alianza País'' movement, Lenin Moreno, has agreed to participate in a Presidential Debate proposed by the Teachers'' Network. Intense Diplomatic Activity in Pacific Dialogue in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10405&SEO=intense-diplomatic-activity-in-pacific-dialogue-in-chile By Fausto Triana Cuba Hosts Meeting of Lat Am Network of People with Disability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10395&SEO=cuba-hosts-meeting-of-lat-am-network-of-people-with-disability Havana, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) About 200 delegates from Latin America, Spain, Canada and the United States are participating today in the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), based for the first time in Cuba. Putin and Trump Could Meet at Hamburg G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10393&SEO=putin-and-trump-could-meet-at-hamburg-g-20-summit Moscow, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin and his United States peer, Donald Trump, could meet next July at the Summit of the Group of 20 (G-20) in Hamburg, the Kremlin indicated. Meeting in Viña del Mar Strives for Furthering Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10387&SEO=meeting-in-vina-del-mar-strives-for-furthering-free-trade Viña del Mar, Chile, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The meeting, that will be held by ministers and representatives of 15 nations Tuesday and Wednesday, will seek to foster free trade and to stop the global protectionist trends. Colombian Senator Warns on Delay in Readying Area for Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10376&SEO=colombian-senator-warns-on-delay-in-readying-area-for-guerrillas Bogota, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda warned today about delays in the construction works for infrastructure and lack of drinkable water in one of the provisional areas where the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) will lay down their arms. President al-Assad's Top-Priority is Fighting Terrorism in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10375&SEO=president-al-assads-top-priority-is-fighting-terrorism-in-syria Damascus, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The priority is to eliminate terrorism and, therefore, it is a luxury now to speak about politics, the Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad stressed in an interview to the western European media. A New Senate Bill to End US Blockade To Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10374&SEO=a-new-senate-bill-to-end-us-blockade-to-cuba Washington, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition celebrated that US Senator Jerry Moran introduced a bill in Congress to effectively lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington against Cuba. Trump Policy Affects Canadian prime Ministers Plans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10372&SEO=trump-policy-affects-canadian-prime-ministers-plans Ottawa, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Policies of US President Donald Trump threaten to negatively impact Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s plans for economic inequality, according to an article in the Toronto Star newspaper. Bolivian Maritime Lawsuit Represents Justice and Truth, Says Evo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10371&SEO=bolivian-maritime-lawsuit-represents-justice-and-truth-says-evo La Paz, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales described today as fair and true the lawsuit by this country to recover its access to the Pacific Ocean, snatched by Chile after an attack in 1879. A Million Teachers on Strike in Brazil Against Temer Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10361&SEO=a-million-teachers-on-strike-in-brazil-against-temer-reforms Brasilia, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) About one million professors and public education professionals in Brazil will start tomorroa a 10-dsay strike against the reform of social security promoted by President Michel Temer. UN Expert Talks of Progress in Haiti, But Much Remains to Be Done Yet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10351&SEO=un-expert-talks-of-progress-in-haiti-but-much-remains-to-be-done-yet United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti, Gustavo Gallón, pointed out today that there is significant progress in the Caribbean country, but much remains to be done in socio- economic and politics. Colombian Senate to Final Debate on Transitional Justice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10350&SEO=colombian-senate-to-final-debate-on-transitional-justice Bogota, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Colombian senators resume today the analysis of the legislative project that will give life to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), considered the backbone of the agreement between the government and FARC-EP insurgents. Syria Denounces US-led Coalition Attack Against Civilians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10349&SEO=syria-denounces-us-led-coalition-attack-against-civilians Damascus, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Syria denounced the deaths of 19 civilians in areas of the province of Raqqa by bombings of the International Coalition that the United States leads, according to information published today in Damascus. Primary Results Confirm Electoral Trend in Honduras http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10346&SEO=primary-results-confirm-electoral-trend-in-honduras Tegucigalpa, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The first official results of the primaries held in Honduras today show the electoral trend that would happen in the general elections of November, once the presidential candidates of the main political parties are defined. Pope Francis will bring Colombia a Message of Reconcilliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10343&SEO=pope-francis-will-bring-colombia-a-message-of-reconcilliation Bogotá, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Monsignor Fabio Suescun assured today that in his pastoral visit to Colombia, pope Francis will convey a message of reconcilliation, opportunity when he will speak both to victims of the long conflicto as toi some of its actors or responsibles. Republican Project will Affect Trump Voters, Warns Daily http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10336&SEO=republican-project-will-affect-trump-voters-warns-daily Washington, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Voters who led President Donald Trump to victory will be among the most affected by the Republican legislative project to substitute the Obamacarte, according to a study published by Los Angeles Times. Russia Denounces that Latvia Denied Visit to Military Facilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10331&SEO=russia-denounces-that-latvia-denied-visit-to-military-facilities Moscow, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian ministry of Defense (Mindef) denounced today that Latvia denied the visit to military facilities that this country had previously requested to be closely monitored, describing them as a threat for its security. Panamanian People Outraged at Corruption in Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10328&SEO=panamanian-people-outraged-at-corruption-in-parliament Panama, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian society is outraged at the alleged corruption network in the Parliament, veiled in donations to needy people, according to a journalistic investigation by the newspaper La Prensa. Honduras Holds Primary Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10326&SEO=honduras-holds-primary-elections Tegucigalpa, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) About 5.8 million Hondurans are called to vote today in the primary elections held by the country''s three main political parties, with a view to the general elections next November. CARICOM Assesses Risks for Small Island Economies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10316&SEO=caricom-assesses-risks-for-small-island-economies Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) said the effects of climate change and migratory problems worsen the panorama in the sub-region, amid increasing global threats. Havana Holds 5th Cuba-Caricom Ministerial Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10311&SEO=havana-holds-5th-cuba-caricom-ministerial-meeting Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Havana is holding this Saturday the 5th Ministerial Meeting of Cuba and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to analyze ways with view to strengthening the regional bloc in the face of growing international challenges. Caricom-Cuba Meeting Today to Expand Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10310&SEO=caricom-cuba-meeting-today-to-expand-bilateral-ties Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) This Saturday will open the Fifth Meeting Caricom-Cuba to strengthen and expand bilateral links that allow member countries, united in dioversity, to face the great challenges imposed by the regional and international reality. British Ministers See Inevitable New Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10308&SEO=british-ministers-see-inevitable-new-referendum-in-scotland London, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) British ministers consider it inevitable the celebration of anew referéndum of independence in the autonomous region of Scotland, reported today The Financial Times. Venezuela Wins Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10293&SEO=venezuela-wins-lawsuit-against-exxonmobil Caracas, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities welcomed the revocation of a decision taken by the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), which had ordered Venezuela to make a multi-million dollar payment to Exxon Mobil. Mexican Politician File Demand to Regain Territories Annexed by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10290&SEO=mexican-politician-file-demand-to-regain-territories-annexed-by-usa Mexico, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Former Mexican presidential candidate Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and lawyer Guillermo Hadman filed a demand that seeks to annul the agreement by which Mexico was forced to give up more than 50 percent of its national territory to the United States. Cuba Warns of Greater Economic Risks for the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10286&SEO=cuba-warns-of-greater-economic-risks-for-the-caribbean Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba warned today that the countries of the Caribbean basin are exposed to greater economic risks by increasing protectionism in trade and the development of exclusionary and repressive migration policies. Colombian Guerrilla Ready to Comply with Disarmament Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10282&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ready-to-comply-with-disarmament-plan Bogota, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Carlos Lozada, said today the guerrillas are ready to comply with the disarmament plan, which would end in May, despite delays in the prepararation of transitional points and zones. Campaign for Second Round of Presidential Elections in Ecuador Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10270&SEO=campaign-for-second-round-of-presidential-elections-in-ecuador-begins Quito, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The two candidates for the presidency of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno and Guillermo Lasso, begin today the electoral campaign that will allow them to attract votes in the face of the second round of elections, scheduled for April 2. Venezuelan People Ready to Resist, Says Ambassador Chaderton http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10269&SEO=venezuelan-people-ready-to-resist-says-ambassador-chaderton Caracas, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan people is prepared to face and resist any scenario of aggression, the Venezuelan former ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Chaderton said today. Cuba Advocates for Development to Balance Migration Flow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10268&SEO=cuba-advocates-for-development-to-balance-migration-flow Geneva, Mar 10 mar (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated today at the United Nations Office at Geneva to guarantee the full realization of the right to development in the world, which is a way to balance global migration flow. Caribbean Ministers Hold Meeting in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10267&SEO=caribbean-ministers-hold-meeting-in-havana Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd Meeting of the Caribbean Council of Ministers opens here this Friday to look into ways to strengthen the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and review key regional issues. Islamic Organization Concerned about Drought in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10264&SEO=islamic-organization-concerned-about-drought-in-somalia Mogadishu, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called its country members and the rest of the international community to increase aid to people currently affected by drought in Somalia. Bolivian President Calls for World People's Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10226&SEO=bolivian-president-calls-for-world-peoples-conference La Paz, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stressed today the importance of holding an international debate on the issue of migration by convening the World Peoples'' Conference, scheduled for next June. Lavrov: US Used 'Traces' of Hackers to Blame Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10223&SEO=lavrov-us-used-traces-of-hackers-to-blame-russia Moscow, March 9 (Prensa Latina) US intelligence agencies keep ''traces'' of hackers from other countries and, as in the case of Russia, use them against other nations, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced today. Paris Asks Company to Reflect Before Collaborating with Trump Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10222&SEO=paris-asks-company-to-reflect-before-collaborating-with-trump-wall Paris, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault called on the Franco-Swiss company LafargeHolcim to reflect well before collaborating with the construction of the border wall planned by US President Donald Trump. USA Is Denounced for Financing Subversive Actions against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10221&SEO=usa-is-denounced-for-financing-subversive-actions-against-venezuela Caracas, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the United Socialist Party (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, denounced the use of one million 611 thousand dollars to undertake destabilizing actions in Venezuela during 2016, from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Inscriptions for Next Year's Elections Start in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10219&SEO=inscriptions-for-next-years-elections-start-in-colombia Bogota, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Inscription of voters for next year''s elections will begin next Saturday in Colombia in order to update the polling stations for citizens, according to their place of residence. By presenting their identification in order, the place of residence to cast their vote will be established, the same will occur in embassies and consulates abroad. Caribbean States Begin Ministerial Forum in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10197&SEO=caribbean-states-begin-ministerial-forum-in-havana Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The first Conference of Cooperation of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) began today in this capital with a high participation in the core debates for the development of the region. Venezuela Rejects Brazilian Foreign Minister's Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10195&SEO=venezuela-rejects-brazilian-foreign-ministers-interference Caracas, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has rejected recent interfering statements by Brazilian Foreign Minister, Aloysio Nunes, in a message broadcast on her Twitter account. UN Secretary General Calls for Women's Empowerment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10190&SEO=un-secretary-general-calls-for-womens-empowerment United Nations, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General, António Guterres called on International Women''s Day today to empower women, as the only way to protect their rights and ensure that they reach their full potential. Cuban Women: Empowerment and Rights for a Celebration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10189&SEO=cuban-women-empowerment-and-rights-for-a-celebration By Livia Rodriguez Delis Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Women's empowerment, and gender and rights equality are some of the achievements Cuba is showing today on occasion of the International Women's Day. Indian Summit a Success, Asserts South Africa's President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10140&SEO=indian-summit-a-success-asserts-south-africas-president Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders'' Summit in Indonesia, celebrating the organization''s 20th anniversary, has been a success, South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma asserted. Development Associated with Big Data, Experts Stress in ECLAC Seminar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10139&SEO=development-associated-with-big-data-experts-stress-in-eclac-seminar Santiago de Chile, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The dynamics of Big Data analytics would be an essential tool for future development in areas such as health, employment, productivity and natural disaster management. Venezuela Closes First Renewal Stage of Political Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10135&SEO=venezuela-closes-first-renewal-stage-of-political-parties Caracas, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The first day of political party renewal was successful in Venezuela, after all the technical parameters for this process were met, reported sources from the National Electoral Council (CNE) today. Argentina to Open University Chairs on Fidel Castro's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10131&SEO=argentina-to-open-university-chairs-on-fidel-castros-legacy Buenos Aires, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Two University Departments, one in Buenos Aires and another one in Cordoba will deepen in the thoughts and legacy of historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro when they are inaugurated on March 9 and 10. Ecuador Rebuffs US Slanted and Unilateral Reports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10121&SEO=ecuador-rebuffs-us-slanted-and-unilateral-reports Quito, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian government has strongly rebuffed two slanted, unlawful, unilateral and disrespect reports recently issued by the United States on drug and human rights control. Alvaro Garcia Says ALBA is the Best Response to the Walls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10116&SEO=alvaro-garcia-says-alba-is-the-best-response-to-the-walls La Paz, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Regional integration, promoted by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), is the best response to the walls, the Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera. Special Moment for Peace, Despite Setbacks: Says Colombian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10109&SEO=special-moment-for-peace-despite-setbacks-says-colombian-government Bogota, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo, has said today that despite any setback his country is living a special moment, materializing what has been agreed with so much difficulty between the government and the FARC-EP. Caribbean Meeting Amid International Expectations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10104&SEO=caribbean-meeting-amid-international-expectations Havana, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Expecting the international impact of the unpredictable policies by the new U.S. government, the members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are tuning up the stances that they will debate here at the 12th Meeting of their Ministerial Council on March 8. ALBA Countries Agree to Strengthen Regional Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10102&SEO=alba-countries-agree-to-strengthen-regional-integration Caracas, March 6 (Prensa Latina) ALBA-TCP member countries agreed to work with the purpose of strengthening the unity and integration of Latin America and the Caribbean and establishing conditions to guarantee the economic growth of this Latin American bloc. Fidel and Chavez, Always Present http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10097&SEO=fidel-and-chavez-always-present Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Commander Hugo Chavez will always be present among the peoples of ALBA and the world, because today they radiate examples, due to their advocacy in favor of the humble and the oppressed. Colombian Guerrilla Ratifies Will to Comply with Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10091&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ratifies-will-to-comply-with-disarmament Bogota, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Guerrilla commander Ivan Marquez repeated on Sunday that the FARC-EP''s will to comply with disarmament, but insisted that the Colombian government should honor the commitments reached in the recent peace agreement. China: More Support for Defense in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10090&SEO=china-more-support-for-defense-in-2017 Beijing, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Although figures have not been disclosed, China announced an increase this year in its support for the Armed Forces by reinforcing air and maritime defense. ALBA-TCP Summit Opens in Caracas in Honor of Hugo Chavez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10089&SEO=alba-tcp-summit-opens-in-caracas-in-honor-of-hugo-chavez Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) With the presence of presidents, prime ministers and guests from several countries, the 14th ALBA-TCP Summit opened in Caracas today, paying tribute to the revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez. Palestinians in Lebanon Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10088&SEO=palestinians-in-lebanon-pay-tribute-to-fidel-castro-and-hugo-chavez Beirut, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) paid posthumous tribute today to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whom they praised as paradigms of solidarity and resistance. UNICEF Takes Care of Demobilized Guerrilla Minors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10087&SEO=unicef-takes-care-of-demobilized-guerrilla-minors Bogota, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian minors who abandoned the ranks of the FARC-EP are under the protection of UNICEF and Family Welfare delegates, as part of a process to start their reincorporation into society, according to local media. Nicaraguan President Highlights Chavez's Legacy in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10080&SEO=nicaraguan-president-highlights-chavezs-legacy-in-latin-america Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Sunday highlighted the impact of the revolutionary work of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Latin America, on the 4th anniversary of his death. A Week of Tribute to Hugo Chavez at the Headquarter of the Mountain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10078&SEO=a-week-of-tribute-to-hugo-chavez-at-the-headquarter-of-the-mountain Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Headquarter of the Mountain, close to Caracas, will hold starting today a week of tribute to Hugo Chavez, the leader of the Bolivian Revolution. Exhibitions, presentations, talks and workshops make up the program of remembrance. Panama Faces New Migratory Dispute on West Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10075&SEO=panama-faces-new-migratory-dispute-on-west-border Panama, March 4 (Prensa Latina) Panama is facing a new migratory conflict today, which prevents the re-entry to the country of 89 foreigners along the border with Costa Rica, who fail to meet the established requirements, the National Migration Service (SNM) reported. Chavez, an Infinite and Renewing Figure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10074&SEO=chavez-an-infinite-and-renewing-figure By Luis Beatón Caracas, March 4 (Prensa Latina) Four years after his death, Bolivarian leader Hugo Chavez is steadily consolidating himself as an infinite figure and in constant renewal to continue to command the struggle of the Venezuelan people. Colombia Prepares National Congress of Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10069&SEO=colombia-prepares-national-congress-of-peace Bogotá, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) Defenders of procedures to end the Colombian conflict, will celebrate in April the Congress of Peace in which ideas to boost implementation of the documents signed with the FARC-EP, confirmed its organizers. UN Secretary-General will Travel to Kenya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10067&SEO=un-secretary-general-will-travel-to-kenya United Nations, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel on Sunday to Kenya to pay a two-day visit, his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric announced today. Women in USA to Join International Strike on March 8 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10066&SEO=women-in-usa-to-join-international-strike-on-march-8 Washington, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the march that took the streets in this capital on January 21 are currently preparing separate actions for March 8, including joining the international mobilization ''A Day without a Woman.'' More Than Two Million Hondurans to Vote in Primary Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10064&SEO=more-than-two-million-hondurans-to-vote-in-primary-elections Tegucigalpa, March 4 (Prensa Latina) At least 2.3 million Hondurans will exercise their right to vote during the March 12 primary elections, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) predicted today. Russia Denounces Attempt to Divide Security Council Over Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10053&SEO=russia-denounces-attempt-to-divide-security-council-over-syria Moscow, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced the intentionally attempt by France and the United Kingdom to split the UN Security Council by proposing a controversial resolution against Syria. USA Reiterates Priority to Renegotiate Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10052&SEO=usa-reiterates-priority-to-renegotiate-trade-agreement Washington, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) One of the priorities of the government of Donald Trump will be the renegotiation of the NAFTA with Mexico and Canada, Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, said today. ALBA Summit: Recover Now the Progressive Initiative (I) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10045&SEO=alba-summit-recover-now-the-progressive-initiative-i By Pedro Rioseco y Claudia Luperón La Paz, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The importance of the Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA in Spanish) about to start in Caracas, Venezuela, is to recover the progressive initiative now as an urgent need in the present international context. Ecuador: Granting Government to Ex Banker Lasso Endangers the Nation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10035&SEO=ecuador-granting-government-to-ex-banker-lasso-endangers-the-nation Quito, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Delivering the government of Ecuador to Guillermo Lasso, linked to the bank holiday of 1999, which forced millions into exile, endangers the nation, Alex Flores, president of the Federation of Returned Migrants, said today. Ministers to Verify Conditions of Colombian Guerrillas Spaces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10034&SEO=ministers-to-verify-conditions-of-colombian-guerrillas-spaces Bogota, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Cabinet and other senior Colombian officials will visit transitional sites for the FARC-EP on a three-day tour called La Paz Move Forward, aimed at speeding up the implementation of the pact with the guerrillas. Russia and El Salvador Foreign Ministers Discuss Development Prospect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10028&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-foreign-ministers-discuss-development-prospect Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and his Salvadoran counterpart, Hugo Martinez, discussed the prospects for the development of political and economic-trade cooperation. Four Extremists, Two Soldiers Killed in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10026&SEO=four-extremists-two-soldiers-killed-in-pakistan Islamabad, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Four extremists and two Pakistani army officers were killed during a clash in Bannu region, today reported the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). High Expectations on ACS Meeting in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10025&SEO=high-expectations-on-acs-meeting-in-havana Havana, Mar 3 (PL) The secretary general of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), June Soomer, stated Thursday that this organization has high expectations on their meeting to be held in Havana on the 8th, 10th and 11th of March. Panamanian Farmers Give away Tomatoes to Protest about Imports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10023&SEO=panamanian-farmers-give-away-tomatoes-to-protest-about-imports Panama, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Growers of tomatoes in the western province of Chiriqui started an unprecedented protest and gave away their products, as a response to the policies implemented by the Panamanian Government. Russia Warns on Deterioration in Confidence by US Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10010&SEO=russia-warns-on-deterioration-in-confidence-by-us-campaign Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The United States and its local media efforts to launch media campaigns against Russia, by the use of falsehoods, are a big blow to the credibility of the global media, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry . Parliamentary Group Rejects US Resolution against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10009&SEO=parliamentary-group-rejects-us-resolution-against-venezuela Caracas, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Homeland Parliamentary Bloc today rejected the resolution adopted by the United States Senate expressing ''deep concern at the situation in Venezuela'', after considering it unfounded and interventionist. USA Assesses its Military Power against North Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10006&SEO=usa-assesses-its-military-power-against-north-korea Washington, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The US Government is considering the options to use its military power or a change of regime in the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to a report circulated by several local media outlets. Honduras Requests Investigation into Activist Berta Caceres' Murder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9994&SEO=honduras-requests-investigation-into-activist-berta-caceres-murder Tegucigalpa, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) has called on Honduran authorities today to continue the investigation and prosecution of the assassination of environmentalist leader Berta Caceres until the capture of the intellectual authors. Islamic State Abandons Syrian City of Palmyra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9983&SEO=islamic-state-abandons-syrian-city-of-palmyra Damascus, 2 Mar (Prensa Latina) The terrorists in the Islamic State, Daesh, an Arabic language acronym, have abandoned historic city of Palmyra after fierce fighting with the Syrian army and allied militias, military sources confirmed today. New Platform to Promote China-Latin America Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9982&SEO=new-platform-to-promote-china-latin-america-cooperation Beijing, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Sino-Latin American economic and trade cooperation will gain ground with the forthcoming operation of a park in Zhuhai, city of the southern province of Guangdong, in the second half of this year, local press reports today. UN Security Council to Prioritize African Crisis Prevention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9977&SEO=un-security-council-to-prioritize-african-crisis-prevention United Nations, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council will take the prevention of African conflicts as a priority in March in Africa, said the president of the 15-member organism this month, the British ambassador Matthew Rycroft. UN Expert Defends Right to Decent, Accessible Housing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9961&SEO=un-expert-defends-right-to-decent-accessible-housing United Nations, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Leilani Farha, defended today the right of all human beings to a decent and accessible roof, regardless of their socio-economic status. Russia Informs on Agreement for Putin-Trump Meeting Soon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9939&SEO=russia-informs-on-agreement-for-putin-trump-meeting-soon Moscow, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federation Council President, or Russian Senate, Valentina Matvienko reported on Monday that there was an agreement for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump. Historic Day Due to FARC-EP Disarmament, Colombian President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9936&SEO=historic-day-due-to-farc-ep-disarmament-colombian-president-says Bogota, March 1 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos said today that Colombia is experiencing a historic day because of the beginning of the disarmament of the FARC-EP, the country''s largest guerrilla, as a result of a peace agreement signed three months ago in this capital. Ecuador's Ruling Party Presidential Candidate Confident on Winning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9934&SEO=ecuadors-ruling-party-presidential-candidate-confident-on-winning Quito, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The candidate to the presidency of Ecuador by the ruling Alianza PAIS Movement, Lenin Moreno, has ratified confidence in which he will win again and with double vote during the April 2 elections. Trump Seeks to Cause Fear and Terror, Undocumented Immigrant Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9927&SEO=trump-seeks-to-cause-fear-and-terror-undocumented-immigrant-says Washington, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump''s speech seeks to cause fear and terror in communities around the country, undocumented immigrant Astrid Silva, who was chosen to deliver the Democratic response in Spanish to the US president''s speech, said today. SINAC Recalls Banning Access to Arenal and Chato Volcanoes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9913&SEO=sinac-recalls-banning-access-to-arenal-and-chato-volcanoes San Jose, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) of Costa Rica recalled that the access to the Arenal and Chato volcanoes´ active cinder cone is still banned. Scotland to Celebrate Pro-Independence Referendum for Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9912&SEO=scotland-to-celebrate-pro-independence-referendum-for-brexit London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, said that the UK''s unyielding stance on Britain''s exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, increases the chances of a new pro-independence referendum in the area. Disarmament of Colombian Guerrilla to Start Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9911&SEO=disarmament-of-colombian-guerrilla-to-start-today Bogota, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, confirmed that disarmament of FARC-EP will start today at transition sites and points where some 7,000 members of the guerrilla remain. Venezuelan Media Highlights FM Denunciation at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9886&SEO=venezuelan-media-highlights-fm-denunciation-at-un Caracas, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Media has highlighted today the speech made by Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, at the United Nations Human Rights Council, before which she denounced the continued aggression by the international right against Venezuela. Trump Says Obama Is Behind Protests Against Him http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9885&SEO=trump-says-obama-is-behind-protests-against-him Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump said his predecessor, Barack Obama, is behind the protests against him and different Republican lawmakers in various parts of the country. Ecuador: A 20-Day Campaign to Elect the Next President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9875&SEO=ecuador-a-20-day-campaign-to-elect-the-next-president Por Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The campaign of the two political forces that will go to the second round of presidential elections in Ecuador, the ruling Alianza PAIS Movement and the opposition CREO-SUMA, will last 20 days. Cuban Vice President Meets in Havana Chairman of Pakistan Senate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9868&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-in-havana-chairman-of-pakistan-senate Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) First Vice-President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel, met with the Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, Mian Raza Rabbani, who is today on his second day of official activities invited by the National People''s Power Assembly (ANPP). Argentine Women Ready for a Big Strike on March 8 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9860&SEO=argentine-women-ready-for-a-big-strike-on-march-8 Buenos Aires, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Argentine women will raise their voices here next March 8 in a strike and a demonstration that is expected to be multitudinous, backed by all trade union centers, social organizations, housewives and representation of all Ages. ACS Meeting Seeks to Broaden Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9859&SEO=acs-meeting-seeks-to-broaden-cooperation Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Cooperation Conference of the Association of Caribbean States, from March 8th to 11th, will give the opportunity to broaden the joint cooperation, Cuban diplomat Rafael Zamora states. UN Deputy Secretary-General Assumes Her Position http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9857&SEO=un-deputy-secretary-general-assumes-her-position United Nations, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian Amina Mohammed swears today as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, a spokeswoman confirmed. FARC-EP, Gov't, UN Profile Steps to Comply with Guerrilla Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9835&SEO=farc-ep-govt-un-profile-steps-to-comply-with-guerrilla-disarmament Bogota, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the FARC-EP, the Colombian government and the United Nations (UN) observer mission will outline today the agenda to comply with the guerrilla''s disarmament plan, media confirmed. Venezuelan Government Insists on Extended Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9826&SEO=venezuelan-government-insists-on-extended-dialogue Caracas, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan government will insist this week on an inclusive and plural dialogue with the incorporation of different religious societies and the media. New Electoral Phase in India's Most Populous State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9818&SEO=new-electoral-phase-in-indias-most-populous-state New Delhi, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) A total of 51 seats were disputed in the fifth phase of the parliamentary elections held today in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India. Pope Francis Assessing Visit to South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9815&SEO=pope-francis-assessing-visit-to-south-sudan Rome, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis told a Nigerian journalist that he is assessing with his aides the likelihood of traveling to South Sudan. Iran Supports Diplomatic Efforts to Solve Syrian Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9814&SEO=iran-supports-diplomatic-efforts-to-solve-syrian-crisis Teheran, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Iran has reiterated its willingness to continue diplomatic efforts to solve the crisis in Syria and put an end to the armed siege on the towns of Al-Fuah and Kafriya, while it condemned the double terrorist attack in Homs. Germany Reported About 3,500 Attacks Against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9812&SEO=germany-reported-about-3500-attacks-against-migrants Berlin, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) German security services recorded 3,500 attacks against immigrants during last 2016, according to a recent report released by Funke media. Russia Condemned Bloody Terror Attacks in Homs,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9808&SEO=russia-condemned-bloody-terror-attacks-in-homssyria Moscow, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned the terrorist attacks in the Syrian city of Homs, killing at least 34 people and dozens of wounded, and also called for a halt to the negotiations in Geneva. Delay and Treachery to Sabotage Peace Negotiations on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9799&SEO=delay-and-treachery-to-sabotage-peace-negotiations-on-syria Damascus, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The fourth round of peace negotiations for Syrian in Geneva, Switzerland, is once again the object of procrastination and perfidy of terrorism-sponsoring groups, reflected in weak political actions of the opposition and attacks and sabotage of armed extremists. Evo Morales Calls for Prioritized Programs to Handle Climatic Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9793&SEO=evo-morales-calls-for-prioritized-programs-to-handle-climatic-change La Paz Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) President of Bolivia Evo Morales urged today mayors to prioritize water and irrigation plans to handle the challenges caused by the climatic change. Joy for New Homes in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9789&SEO=joy-for-new-homes-in-venezuela By Luis Beaton Colombia: De-escalation of Conflict Between Gov't and ELN Proposed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9786&SEO=colombia-de-escalation-of-conflict-between-govt-and-eln-proposed Bogota, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Colombian congressmen have proposed that the government and the insurgent ELN progressively reduce the intensity of the long conflict between the two parties until a bilateral cease-fire is achieved, La FM radio station highlighted today. Brics Representatives Urge to Expand Cooperation and Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9778&SEO=brics-representatives-urge-to-expand-cooperation-and-trade Beijing, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Government representatives who prepare the ninth Brics Summit (sherpas) , agreed that the five member countries of the bloc convened to expand cooperation in security, economy and trade between persons, indicates today a communique released by Chinese Foreign Ministry. Honduras to Conduct Primary Election Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9772&SEO=honduras-to-conduct-primary-election-trial Tegucigalpa, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Honduras is carrying out a test of the primary elections to take place next March 12, official sources informed. Bolivia: Agreement Government-Coca Producers Ends Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9726&SEO=bolivia-agreement-government-coca-producers-ends-conflict La Paz, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The agreement between the Bolivian government and coca producers to establish 22,000 hectares for the legal cultivation of the leaf gives an end today to a conflict that has caused tensions here in recent weeks. Almost 550 Arrests in Pakistan for Alleged Links to Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9721&SEO=almost-550-arrests-in-pakistan-for-alleged-links-to-terrorism Islamabad, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani security forces have arrested 546 people in recent days for alleged links to terrorism as part of a national campaign against the scourge in response to a wave of attacks, today reported an Army source. Putin Plans Asian Tour with Trade and Political Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9720&SEO=putin-plans-asian-tour-with-trade-and-political-agenda Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian president, Vladimir Putin, will start Asian tour next Monday to Tadzhikistan, Kirguiztan and Kazakhstan with an economic and political agenda in bilateral talks, reported the Kremlin. Australia will Host First Summit with ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9719&SEO=australia-will-host-first-summit-with-asean Canberra, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The first summit of leaders of Australia and the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be held in the city of Sidney in March next year, announced today hosting authorities. Nicaragua Deepens Research on Earthquakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9716&SEO=nicaragua-deepens-research-on-earthquakes Managua, Feb 24 (PL) The authorities of Nicaragua intended to deepen research on earthquakes, based on a comparative study on the incidence of these phenomena in recent years, official sources reported. US Senator in Favor of Lifting Blockade vs. Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9707&SEO=us-senator-in-favor-of-lifting-blockade-vs.-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Senator Joseph Scarnotti, Republican leader of the Pennsylvania Senate, United States, said today that there is much to do between his state and Cuba, as asking the federal Government to lift the blockade. Mexican Negotiation with USA will be a Long Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9706&SEO=mexican-negotiation-with-usa-will-be-a-long-process Mexico, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The dialogue between Mexico and Donald Trump administration will be a long and not easy process, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said during a press conference with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Putin: Thousands from Former Soviet Union Fighting in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9692&SEO=putin-thousands-from-former-soviet-union-fighting-in-syria Moscow, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin stated today that in Syria about 4,000 Russian citizens are fighting alongside the terrorist groups, plus another 5,000 from republics of the former Soviet Union. Positive Dialogue with ELN Advances, Says Colombian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9687&SEO=positive-dialogue-with-eln-advances-says-colombian-government Bogota, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Colombian government delegation in the peace dialogues with the ELN guerrilla, Juan Camilo Restrepo, said today that they are advancing positively in the first steps of the negotiation, which will take place in two parallel tables. Evo Admires Cuban People for Stopping Interference from the Empire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9679&SEO=evo-admires-cuban-people-for-stopping-interference-from-the-empire La Paz, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has expressed his admiration for the Cuban people today after stoping the interference of the empire and thwarting a planned provocation by right-wing organizations of the region. Mexico: Dialogue with Trump Officials without Impositions, Videgaray http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9670&SEO=mexico-dialogue-with-trump-officials-without-impositions-videgaray Mexico, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government will not accept provisions that one government unilaterally wants to impose on the other, said Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray before meeting here today with top US officials. Foreign Ministry Informs of Anti-Cuban Provocation Failure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9669&SEO=foreign-ministry-informs-of-anti-cuban-provocation-failure Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stressed here the failure of the anti-Cuban provocation enacted by right-wing organizations in the region through a statement issued here. Ecuador: Moreno Ratifies Commitment to Prevent a Return to the Past http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9667&SEO=ecuador-moreno-ratifies-commitment-to-prevent-a-return-to-the-past Quito, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno, one of two candidates for the presidency of Ecuador who will go to second round in April, ratified the commitment to prevent the return of this South American country to the past at the polls. At Least Eight Killed, 35 Injured in New Attack in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9665&SEO=at-least-eight-killed-35-injured-in-new-attack-in-pakistan Islamabad, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) At least eight people were killed and 35 others were injured today in a new attack on a market in the Pakistani city of Lahore in Punjab province. Unemployment Insurance Offered to Mexicans Deported by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9662&SEO=unemployment-insurance-offered-to-mexicans-deported-by-usa Mexico, Feb 23 (Prensa latina) The Secretariat of Labor and Promotion of Employment (STFE) of Mexico said that 357 people deported by the United States joined the program Unemployment Insurance from last December up to date. Moscow Exposes Deceitful Web Campaign against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9644&SEO=moscow-exposes-deceitful-web-campaign-against-russia Moscow, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry has published an statement on its website, mentioning examples of false information posted in Internet as part of a deceitful media and political campaign against Russia, spokeswoman Maria Zajarova stated. We have been making comments on false materials and misinformation in nearly all press conferences. It is an information that is already recognized as a lie, but continues to be published, the spokeswoman said. FARC-EP Accuses Colombian Government of Non-Compliance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9632&SEO=farc-ep-accuses-colombian-government-of-non-compliance Bogota, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) With about 7,000 guerrillas located today in concentration areas planned for disarmament, the FARC-EP have questioned the Colombian government about the delays in preparing the sites and asked to reschedule for the putting down the weapons. The Bolivian People Continue to Defend Democracy, Evo Morales Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9624&SEO=the-bolivian-people-continue-to-defend-democracy-evo-morales-says La Paz, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today he was surprised by the spontaneous demonstrations that took place yesterday to defend democracy and the truth after the first anniversary of the February 21 referendum. World Rallies to Face Media Campaigns vs. Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9620&SEO=world-rallies-to-face-media-campaigns-vs.-venezuela Caracas, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity has convened a worldwide mobilization in support of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, facing the constant attacks orchestrated by the right and media at its service. Iran Encourages Palestinians Resistance against Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9618&SEO=iran-encourages-palestinians-resistance-against-israel Tehran, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Presidents and members of parliaments from Arab and Islamic countries showed a strong solidarity with the Palestinian people that resists the occupation of Israel, after two days of debates in a conference that concludes today. Correa Asks to Count until the Last Vote before Enacting Second Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9614&SEO=correa-asks-to-count-until-the-last-vote-before-enacting-second-round Quito, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa called for a total count of votes before announcing a second round between the ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and conservative opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso. Colombia Strives to Overcome Crisis in La Guajira http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9605&SEO=colombia-strives-to-overcome-crisis-in-la-guajira Bogota, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The National Government will manage the resources for the promotion of health services, education and water supply in La Guajira. Ecuador: Electoral Results Still Pending http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9562&SEO=ecuador-electoral-results-still-pending Quito, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Vote counting in Ecuador continues today aimed at determining if Lenin Moreno will reach the required score to be the winner of the presidential elections or an electoral run-off will be necessary. France Advocates Strengthening Protection to Child Victims of War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9561&SEO=france-advocates-strengthening-protection-to-child-victims-of-war Paris, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande called today for reinforcing action to protect child victims of war, especially those who are recruited and turned into soldiers. Malnutrition Threatens 1.4 Million Children in Many Countries, UNICEF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9558&SEO=malnutrition-threatens-1.4-million-children-in-many-countries-unicef United Nations, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.4 million children are in imminent danger of suffering from malnutrition in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. India Can Build Space Station, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9555&SEO=india-can-build-space-station-says-expert New Delhi, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) India has today the capability to build a space station, although its development depends on the immediate benefits due to cost, said a source in the sector. Correa Warns on Rigged Campaign if Second Round of Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9531&SEO=correa-warns-on-rigged-campaign-if-second-round-of-elections Quito, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa urged citizens to be alert for a rigged opposition campaign if at the end of the vote a second round of general elections is needed. USA Demands NATO Members to Increase Military Spending http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9530&SEO=usa-demands-nato-members-to-increase-military-spending Brussels, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The United States demanded today that the other member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) increase military expenditures and contributions to the alliance before the end of 2017. Bolivia's Replication to Chile Is Based on the Truth, Arce Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9517&SEO=bolivias-replication-to-chile-is-based-on-the-truth-arce-says La Paz, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Justice and Transparency Minister Hector Arce said today that the maritime replication to Chile proves with historic documents this country''s right to recover its sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. Bogota Police Has Clues about Blast Responsibility http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9513&SEO=bogota-police-has-clues-about-blast-responsibility Bogota, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Bogota Police commander, Hoover Penilla, said today the police have clues on those responsible of the bomb that exploded near the Santamaria bullring in this capital. Russia Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Syrian Province of Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9512&SEO=russia-delivers-humanitarian-aid-to-syrian-province-of-hama Damascus, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in the central Syrian province of Hama have confirmed today the delivery of Russian humanitarian aid for about 20,000 residents of the Al Sqailbiyeh village. Ecuador Expectant over Final Official Results of Sunday Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9506&SEO=ecuador-expectant-over-final-official-results-of-sunday-elections Quito, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) After midnight with 81.5% of the votes counted, Lenin Moreno, of the governing PAIS Alliance, had a ten point lead over his closest political rival, ex banker Guillermo Lasso, but one point short of the 40% needed to win in the first round of Ecuador''s Sunday presidential elections. Donetsk Decries Massive Attack of Ukrainian Troops http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9500&SEO=donetsk-decries-massive-attack-of-ukrainian-troops Kiev, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic denounced today denounced the bombardment at least 30 localities by Ukrainian troops, while a four-hour truce was agreed in the city of Avdeevka. New York Times Calls to Stop Trump's Anti-immigrant Fever http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9495&SEO=new-york-times-calls-to-stop-trumps-anti-immigrant-fever Washington, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The New York Times calls in an editorial today to stop the anti-immigrant fever unleashed by US President Donald Trump, whose first month of administration is labeled malevolent incompetence. Colombian Guerrilla Reintegrates into Civilian Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9489&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-reintegrates-into-civilian-life Bogota, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) With the arrival of about 6,900 FARC-EP guerrillas to disarming zones, the preparation of this Colombian movement is beginning today for its reintegration into civilian life after half a century of conflict. The Correa Factor as a Catalyst for the Elections in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9485&SEO=the-correa-factor-as-a-catalyst-for-the-elections-in-ecuador Por Nestor Marin, Special EnvoyQuito, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Loved by many, hated by others, but not leaving anyone abandoned, President Rafael Correa could be a catalyst among undecided voters, even without seeking reelection in today''s elections. Caricom: Unity to Face Challenges and Uncertainty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9481&SEO=caricom-unity-to-face-challenges-and-uncertainty Por Jorge Luna, Special EnvoyGeorgetown, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The vulnerability of the Caribbean countries when facing the threats of nature and economic and political challenges was evident at the recently-concluded Caribbean Community Summit (CARICOM), which called for an urgent strengthening of regional unity. Lavrov Calls on Europe to Work in the 'Post-Fake News' Era http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9478&SEO=lavrov-calls-on-europe-to-work-in-the-post-fake-news-era Moscow, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Saturday for a post-fake news era in Europe in clear allusion to fake news published by Western media amid a strong campaign against this country. Pakistan on the Brink of War after Terrorist Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9476&SEO=pakistan-on-the-brink-of-war-after-terrorist-attacks New Delhi, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani Armed Forces carried out a vast antiterrorist offensive throughout the country on Saturday, when more than 100 fundamentalists and a dozen soldiers have been killed over the past few hours. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Statements by Argentine President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9474&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-rejects-statements-by-argentine-president Caracas, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has rejected statements by President Mauricio Macri, considering them an offense that the Argentine head of State had said that the situation ''is worse'' in Venezuela, compared to one year ago. Palestine Calls for Global Efforts to End Israeli Occupation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9443&SEO=palestine-calls-for-global-efforts-to-end-israeli-occupation United Nations, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, today called for a global mobilization at all levels of society to end the Israeli occupation this year. Legislator Charges CNN with Conspiracy Against Venezuela Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9438&SEO=legislator-charges-cnn-with-conspiracy-against-venezuela-sovereignty Caracas, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) National Assembly (AN) deputy Tania Díaz accused CNN today of leading a media propaganda to the service of the international right, which violates the sovereignty and stability of Venezuela. Electoral Silence Prior to General Elections Prevails in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9426&SEO=electoral-silence-prior-to-general-elections-prevails-in-ecuador Quito, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Starting at 00:00 (local time) today Ecuador is in the process of electoral silence, a stage prior to the general elections that will take place throughout the national territory and three special foreign circumscriptions on the coming Sunday, February 19. G20 Foreign Ministers Discuss Development and Peacekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9423&SEO=g20-foreign-ministers-discuss-development-and-peacekeeping Bonn, Germany, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting will end today after two days of sessions which focused on sustainable development and global conflicts. Caribbean Leaders Analyze their International Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9420&SEO=caribbean-leaders-analyze-their-international-relations Georgetown, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The 28th Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit, which ends today two closed-door session days, will devote this day to analyzing the relations of the integrationist group with other countries, Prensa Latina knew from sources of the meeting. Cuba, Guyana to Care for Caribbean Children with Disabilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9414&SEO=cuba-guyana-to-care-for-caribbean-children-with-disabilities Georgetown, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) A center for the care of Caribbean children with special educational needs associated with disabilities will be opened here in March, its coordinator, Cuban professor Jorge Duvalon announced today. Electoral Campaign Closes in Ecuador for Elections on Sunday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9401&SEO=electoral-campaign-closes-in-ecuador-for-elections-on-sunday Quito, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The eight Ecuadorian presidential candidates are closing their electoral campaigns today in Quito and Guayaquil, in view of coming general elections to be held on Sunday, February 19th. NAM Rejects US Sanctions Against Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9397&SEO=nam-rejects-us-sanctions-against-vice-president Caracas, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Movement of Non Aligned Countries (NAM) has today rejected the U.S. Treasury Department''s sanction against Venezuela''s Vice President Tareck El Aissami, for alleged links to international drug trafficking. FAO Support Bolivia's Request for Water Funding http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9394&SEO=fao-support-bolivias-request-for-water-funding Rome, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it will support Bolivia in obtaining funding for irrigation and water generation projects. Caribbean Leaders Call to Intensified Regional Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9390&SEO=caribbean-leaders-call-to-intensified-regional-integration Georgetown, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The President of Guyana and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), David Granger, called on regional leaders here today to intensify the process of regional integration. Uncertainty at G-20 Meeting Due to New US Diplomacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9386&SEO=uncertainty-at-g-20-meeting-due-to-new-us-diplomacy Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) G-20 Group meeting of foreign ministers shows today a growing uncertainty about US diplomacy and its influence on fundamental economic issues. Concentration Zones of Colombian Guerrilla Almost Ready http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9381&SEO=concentration-zones-of-colombian-guerrilla-almost-ready Colombia, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Commander Carlos Antonio Losada, a member of the FARC-EP Secretariat, said that before Friday, the transfer of the last remaining guerrilla units to the concentration zones must be completed, which will be demobilized and disarmed. Innovations of Ecuador Electoral Process Praised http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9380&SEO=innovations-of-ecuador-electoral-process-praised Quito, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The general coordinator of the Observer Mission of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which accompanies Ecuador''s ongoing electoral process, Alexander Vega, praised today the system and innovations implemented for the general elections. CNN Spanish Service Suspension in Venezuela is Legitimate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9377&SEO=cnn-spanish-service-suspension-in-venezuela-is-legitimate Caracas, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Andres Eloy Mendez, director of the National Telecommunications Commission, CONATEL, has stated today that the suspension of CNN''s Spanish-language service in the South American nation is a legitimate and constitutional decision. USA Plans to Send More Combat Units to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9375&SEO=usa-plans-to-send-more-combat-units-to-syria Washington, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The United States plans to send hundreds of troops from its armed forces to Syria, without the consent of the authorities in Damascus, to combat the Islamic State (EI), reported the Military Times. Tabare Vazquez Invites Putin to Visit Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9374&SEO=tabare-vazquez-invites-putin-to-visit-uruguay Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President Tabare Vazquez invited his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin to visit Uruguay during an enlarged meeting he attended along with several ministers. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects USA Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9362&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-rejects-usa-attacks Caracas, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has rejected new attacks against her country from the United States government, according to her Twitter account. Six Pakistani Radicals Killed in Clash with Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9356&SEO=six-pakistani-radicals-killed-in-clash-with-authorities Islamabad, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Pakistan Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) today killed six armed radicals during a clash in the eastern province of Punjab. Colombian Gov´t Seeks to Increase Presidential Term to Five Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9353&SEO=colombian-govat-seeks-to-increase-presidential-term-to-five-years Bogota, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Colombia will present a political reform to the Congress seeking to increase the presidential term to five years, as well as the posts of Attorney, Public Prosecutor, mayors and governors. USA Conditions Its Role in NATO to the Allies Financial Contribution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9342&SEO=usa-conditions-its-role-in-nato-to-the-allies-financial-contribution Brussels, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The participation of the United States in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will depend on an increase in the financial contribution to the bloc by its allies, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said here today. Colombia Faces Opportunity of Total Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9333&SEO=colombia-faces-opportunity-of-total-peace By Adalys Pilar Mireles Bogota, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Colombia lives a hopeful moment about to achieve total peace, despite the complexity posed by applying dilligently the pacts signed with one guerrilla and start negotiations with another. US Academics Support Mexico Against President Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9325&SEO=us-academics-support-mexico-against-president-trump Mexico, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 scholars and researchers from the United States issued a statement today in support of Mexico, facing the ''aggressive policy'' by US President Donald Trump. Syrian President: 'The Future is Decided by the People Themselves' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9324&SEO=syrian-president-the-future-is-decided-by-the-people-themselves Damasco, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said today in a meeting with religious groups that any step linked to the future of the country is decided only by its own people. UN: Unprecedent Request for Resources for Human Rights Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9314&SEO=un-unprecedent-request-for-resources-for-human-rights-program United Nations, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations launched today a request for an additional 253 million dollars to its regular budget of 2017 to fund human rights programs, an unprecedented figure in the organization''s history. Uruguay Presents its Advances in Russian Trade Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9312&SEO=uruguay-presents-its-advances-in-russian-trade-forum Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Under the title of Uruguay-2017, the South American country presents its economic-commercial and investment advantages in the Russian Chamber of Commerce, with the participation of several ministers. Kremlin Rejects Links between Trump and Russian Intelligence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9308&SEO=kremlin-rejects-links-between-trump-and-russian-intelligence Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Kremlin rejected today the versions on a supposed link between US president Donald Trump''s team and the Russian intelligence, considering that it has no basis at all. US Freezes Current Assets of Venezuelan Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9304&SEO=us-freezes-current-assets-of-venezuelan-vice-president Washington, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The US Government has frozen Tuesday assets of Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami on allegations he''s involved with drug-trafficking, accusation rejected by the Government of Venezuela. Venezuelan Gov't Rejects US Verbal Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9294&SEO=venezuelan-govt-rejects-us-verbal-aggression Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Venezuela has rejected Tuesday the verbal attacks by US officials against Vice President Tareck El Aissami. Syria Issues Documents on Armed Extremists Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9286&SEO=syria-issues-documents-on-armed-extremists-crimes Damascus, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Justice Minister, Najem Hamad Al-Ahmad announced today the creation of a commission to provide evidence for the crimes committed by armed terror groups, especially in the Aleppo province. United Kingdom Confirms Trump's Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9275&SEO=united-kingdom-confirms-trumps-visit London, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The British government confirmed today that US President Donald Trump will make a state visit in the coming months to the United Kingdom, despite the controversy generated in the country by this invitation. US Democrats Urge Congress to Look into Michael Flynn's Resignation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9273&SEO=us-democrats-urge-congress-to-look-into-michael-flynns-resignation Washington, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Two US Congressional Democrats called for a closed-door hearing at the Capitol on the resignation of White House National Security Adviser, retired general Michael Flynn, The Hill newspaper reports today. Venezuela Strengthens Vital Relationship with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9271&SEO=venezuela-strengthens-vital-relationship-with-china Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is focusing its development and economic recovery on strengthening relations with China, a step described by President Nicolás Maduro as vital and fundamental. Three Pakistani Soldiers Killed in Clashes with Indian Troops http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9259&SEO=three-pakistani-soldiers-killed-in-clashes-with-indian-troops Islamabad, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Three Pakistani soldiers were killed during a clash with Indian military personnel on the Control Line (LoC), the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, today reported an army source. Venezuela to Agree with China Projects to Develop Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9257&SEO=venezuela-to-agree-with-china-projects-to-develop-industry Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Vicepresident of Planning, Ricardo Menendez, advanced the intention of examining projects with China to strengthen the national insdustry, during the coming 15th High Level Bilateral Commission meeting. Colombian Rebel Movement ELN Questions Peace Will of Gov't http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9241&SEO=colombian-rebel-movement-eln-questions-peace-will-of-govt Bogota, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Colombian rebel movement National Liberation Army (ELN) questioned the will of peace by the Colombian government and assured that the participation of the ELN in the peace talks with the government, still has an exploratory character. Colombian Lawyer Asks Peace Friends Coalition for 2018 Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9231&SEO=colombian-lawyer-asks-peace-friends-coalition-for-2018-elections Bogota, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle called on all peace friends to remain alert and form a coalition with a view to the 2018 presidential elections, in order to preserve the agreement. Venezuela Defends New Food Supply System for the People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9222&SEO=venezuela-defends-new-food-supply-system-for-the-people Caracas, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has defended today the image of the Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP) through social networks, publications and media programs, against the campaign of discredit carried out by the right. President Nicolas Maduro announced that the television program of the CLAP will start this week and will be part of a strategy of visualization of that entity of popular organization. Chacabuco Rises against Protectionism and Walls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9218&SEO=chacabuco-rises-against-protectionism-and-walls Santiago de Chile, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The celebration by Chile and Argentina of the 200 years of the battle of Chacabuco also served to emit clear signs of rejection of protectionism and the idea of rising walls. Canada's Prime Minister to Begin Official Visit to the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9213&SEO=canadas-prime-minister-to-begin-official-visit-to-the-usa Washington, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau starts an official visit to the United States today and will hold his first meeting with President Donald Trump, where the discussions on economic and security issues will prevail. Russia Obtains Evidence of Use of Tactical Missiles at Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9212&SEO=russia-obtains-evidence-of-use-of-tactical-missiles-at-donbass Moscow, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Research Committee (SKR) announced today that it has evidence of the use by Ukrainian troops of Tochka-U tactical rocket launching system against the population in Donbass region. Donald Trump: Undocumented Migrant Raids Fulfill Campaign Promise http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9205&SEO=donald-trump-undocumented-migrant-raids-fulfill-campaign-promise Washington, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump justified today repressive actions against hundreds of undocumented people across the country and said the operatives were in line with his campaign promises. Trump Expresses Support for Peace Process in Colombia, Says Santos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9197&SEO=trump-expresses-support-for-peace-process-in-colombia-says-santos Bogota, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) ''US President Donald Trump expressed support for the peace process and his willingness to have the best relations with Colombia,'' said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Pablo Iglesias Reelected as Leader of Spanish Party Podemos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9194&SEO=pablo-iglesias-reelected-as-leader-of-spanish-party-podemos Madrid, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Pablo Iglesias, general secretary of Podemos, was reelected today as leader of this anti-austerity party, which in just three years of life became the third political force in Spain. Russian Foreign Minister Confirms Political Dialogue with the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9193&SEO=russian-foreign-minister-confirms-political-dialogue-with-the-usa Moscow, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed the beginning of the first contacts with the United States for a political dialogue with the new administration of President Donald Trump. India, Pakistan Continue with Mutual Accusations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9192&SEO=india-pakistan-continue-with-mutual-accusations Islamabad, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Historical rivals, India and Pakistan continued today their exchange of accusations on regional security and support for terrorism in the area. Ukraine Is Using Heavy Weaponry against Civilians, Donbass Denounces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9178&SEO=ukraine-is-using-heavy-weaponry-against-civilians-donbass-denounces Kiev, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the self-named Republic of Donetsk has denounced today the use of heavy weaponry by the Ukrainian army against residential areas, including rocket systems, tanks and artillery. Mexican President Contends Speculations about His Govt. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9176&SEO=mexican-president-contends-speculations-about-his-govt. Mexico, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Mexico''s President Enrique Peña Nieto has called today on the people to have confidence on his Government in the face of revolving speculations about its relations with the USA. Russia Refuses to Deliver NSA Former Agent Snowden to US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9175&SEO=russia-refuses-to-deliver-nsa-former-agent-snowden-to-us Moscow, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia has not even thought of delivering former National Security agent Edward Snowden to the US, said his legal representative, Anatoli Kucheren, contending press reports on that regards. Santos to Talk to Trump to Strengthen Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9174&SEO=santos-to-talk-to-trump-to-strengthen-relations Bogota, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will talk to his US counterpart Donald Trump on the phone, in order to strenghten bilateral relations, said Casa de Nariño (Colombian presidential house) here Saturday. Trump Rejects Court Decision Against His Executive Orders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9145&SEO=trump-rejects-court-decision-against-his-executive-orders Washington, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump described the unanimous decision of three judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to maintain the suspension of his immigration decree as embarrassing. Presidents of China and US Agree to Promote Cooperation and Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9144&SEO=presidents-of-china-and-us-agree-to-promote-cooperation-and-links Beijing, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed today to stimulate mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields and develop a constructive bilateral relationship. ELN Confident in Possibility of Pact with Colombian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9143&SEO=eln-confident-in-possibility-of-pact-with-colombian-government Bogotá, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The ELN guerilla chief negotiator in the talks with the Colombian government, Pablo Beltran, said today that he is confident of reaching an agreement to end the conflict between both parties, despite the complexity of the talks. Syrian President Highlights US Role on Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9135&SEO=syrian-president-highlights-us-role-on-terrorism Damascus, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, stressed that the spread of terrorism has begun to decline due to the role played by Russia and never by the international coalition led by the United States, in an interview with Yahoo News, released today in Damascus. US: Hispanic Caucus Members Ask Congress Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9114&SEO=us-hispanic-caucus-members-ask-congress-session Washington, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Congressional Hispano Caucus of the US Congress requested today the leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate to invite the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, to intervene before a joint meeting. In Ecuador Polls Close with Lenin Moreno Leading http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9100&SEO=in-ecuador-polls-close-with-lenin-moreno-leading Quito, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Country Alliance Movement candidate Lenín Moreno for Ecuador''s presidency, leads all opinion polls, whose disclosure period closed at the beginning of today. US Senate is Asked to Analyze Trump's Immigration Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9089&SEO=us-senate-is-asked-to-analyze-trumps-immigration-measures Washington, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) US Senator Dick Durbin has called for legislative hearings to examine questions about the ''morality and legality'' of President Donald Trump''s executive orders on immigration. Willingness to Boost Hard ELN-Government Dialogue, Senator Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9086&SEO=willingness-to-boost-hard-eln-government-dialogue-senator-says Bogota, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Senator Roy Barreras, a government spokesman in the talks with the ELN, has stated today that despite the complexity of the negotiations with the guerrillas, the will of the two sides will allow to find a civilized solution to the confrontation. Russia and the USA Discuss Cooperation to Prevent Incidents in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9084&SEO=russia-and-the-usa-discuss-cooperation-to-prevent-incidents-in-syria Moscow, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian-American high-level task force to comply with the memorandum on how to avoid air incidents on Syrian soil held today a video conference on cooperation in that area. Bolivia to Increase Natural Gas Exports to Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9075&SEO=bolivia-to-increase-natural-gas-exports-to-argentina La Paz, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will increase exports of natural gas to Argentina this year up to 20.03 million cubic meters per day, confirmed today the Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy of the Andean nation, Luis Alberto Sanchez. Puerto Rico Will Host Economic Forum with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9074&SEO=puerto-rico-will-host-economic-forum-with-china San Juan, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of Puerto Rico confirmed today the organization of the First China-Puerto Rico Investment Forum from March 1 to 3, with representatives of this island, the United States and the Asian giant. About 52,000 Sudanese Flee From the War to Uganda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9070&SEO=about-52000-sudanese-flee-from-the-war-to-uganda Juba, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) About 52,000 Sudanese fled to Uganda last January for fear of the armed conflict that this African nation has been suffering for four years, the Sudan Tribune newspaper reported today. Participation and Democracy in Talks for Colombian Peace in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9051&SEO=participation-and-democracy-in-talks-for-colombian-peace-in-ecuador Quito, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Social participation and democracy for peace are the central issues today in the talks between the Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) toward an agreement to end the armed conflict that has been on for decades in Colombia. Donetsk Proposes Kiev Plan to End Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9033&SEO=donetsk-proposes-kiev-plan-to-end-conflict Kiev, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The self-proclaimed republic of Donetsk today proposed a five-point plan to seek a solution to the conflict in the Donbass region, agreed with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Trump Asks for Immigration Veto on the Grounds of National Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9031&SEO=trump-asks-for-immigration-veto-on-the-grounds-of-national-security Washington, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump called today on the appeals court to maintain his executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries on the grounds of national security. Mahmoud Abbas Rejects Israeli Colonization in Palestinian Territories http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9029&SEO=mahmoud-abbas-rejects-israeli-colonization-in-palestinian-territories Paris, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has reaffirmed in France today the rejection of Israel''s colonization process, which he considered a threat for the bilateral understanding. Pakistan Accuses India of Violating Common Border Ceasefire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9021&SEO=pakistan-accuses-india-of-violating-common-border-ceasefire Islamabad, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani Foreign Ministry accused India of violating the ceasefire on the LoC, the de facto border between both countries in the disputed Kashmir region. Nigeria Security Forces Thwart Terrorist Group Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8996&SEO=nigeria-security-forces-thwart-terrorist-group-attack Abuja, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) An alleged attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group was frustrated today following the intervention of the Security and Civil Defense agents of Nigeria (NSCDC) in the northeastern state of Borno. Colombian Government, ELN Start Peace Talks in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8981&SEO=colombian-government-eln-start-peace-talks-in-ecuador Quito, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) are starting today a public phase of the peace talks in this South American country, to end an armed conflict that has lasted more than 50 years. Paris Condemns Israeli Decision to Legalize Housing in West Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8979&SEO=paris-condemns-israeli-decision-to-legalize-housing-in-west-bank Paris, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault condemned today the adoption of a law in the Israeli Parliament aimed at endorsing thousands of houses built on Palestinian land in the West Bank. UN Role in Syria is Partial, Bashar al-Assad Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8977&SEO=un-role-in-syria-is-partial-bashar-al-assad-says Damascus, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) UN role in Syria is no longer neutral and is now partial due to the influence of the United States, France and the United Kingdom, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Belgian media released in Damascus today. Delcy Rodriguez Considers a Failure the Attempt to Overthrow Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8949&SEO=delcy-rodriguez-considers-a-failure-the-attempt-to-overthrow-maduro Moscow, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Affiars minister, Delcy Rodriguez considered today a complete failure the opposition attempts to overthrow president, Nicolas Maduro and rejected the foreign interference in the internal affairs of her country. Colombian Senator Calls on Government and ELN to Suspend Hostilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8943&SEO=colombian-senator-calls-on-government-and-eln-to-suspend-hostilities Bogota, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Colombian senator Iván Cepeda called today on the Government and the ELN to establish a bilateral ceasefire to benefit the residents, one day before the beginning of the official meetings between the two sides. US Ex-Officials File Affidavit Against Trump Immigration Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8940&SEO=us-ex-officials-file-affidavit-against-trump-immigration-order Washington, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Several former US officials filed an affidavit against the immigration order signed by President Donald Trump, saying it made the country less secure, local media reported today. Lavrov Rejects Foreign Interference and Double Standards in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8932&SEO=lavrov-rejects-foreign-interference-and-double-standards-in-venezuela Moscow, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov, today rejected foreign interference, attempts to destabilize the situation in Venezuela and the application of double standards against that country. Aspirants to Carondelet Reveal Proposals in Presidential Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8925&SEO=aspirants-to-carondelet-reveal-proposals-in-presidential-dialogue Quito, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The candidates of the general elections scheduled for February 19 in Ecuador presented their proposals of government to this South American country in a Presidential Dialogue focused on politics and economy. Russia, Iran and Turkey Return to the Issue of Syria in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8922&SEO=russia-iran-and-turkey-return-to-the-issue-of-syria-in-astana Astana, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia, Turkey and Iran, meeting in this capital in the joint working group for Syria, along with UN and Jordan delegates, returned to negotiations on a solution to the conflict in the Levantine country today. Analyst Criticizes Colombian Gov't for Delays in FARC-EP Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8911&SEO=analyst-criticizes-colombian-govt-for-delays-in-farc-ep-zones Bogota, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Amid the FARC-EP''s march for disarmament on Sunday, political analyst Leon Valencia has questioned the Colombian government for delays in the adaptation of the guerrilla camps, and called for a rapid preparation for reintegration. Trump Reiterates Allegations about U.S. Election Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8909&SEO=trump-reiterates-allegations-about-u.s.-election-fraud Washington, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) United States President Donald Trump maintains today his claim that millions of people voted illegally in the November 8 election when he beat Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton. Russia: Kiev Wants to Win U.S. Support in Ukrainian Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8907&SEO=russia-kiev-wants-to-win-u.s.-support-in-ukrainian-crisis Moscow, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Senator Alexei Pushkov today denounced Kiev''s efforts to involve U.S. President Donald Trump in the crisis in southeastern Ukraine by proposing the issue as crucial to the White House. Maduro Denounces Distortion of Hugo Chavez's Image http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8905&SEO=maduro-denounces-distortion-of-hugo-chavezs-image Caracas, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has denounced the distortion and manipulation that opposition sectors are trying to make of the history of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez. Somali Children Severely Affected by Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8899&SEO=somali-children-severely-affected-by-drought Mogadishu, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Somalia's current food plight is extremely serious, as reported by special sources stressing the poor nutritional status of Somali children and the possibility that a famine is coming. Serguei Lavrov Examines Ukrainian Crisis with EU Diplomacy Head http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8883&SEO=serguei-lavrov-examines-ukrainian-crisis-with-eu-diplomacy-head Moscow, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov analyzed the Ukrainian crisis alongside the European Union (EU) Diplomat Federica Mogherini and agreed to meet her in the coming weeks. President Correa Reveals Ex-Minister's Links with Government Enemies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8882&SEO=president-correa-reveals-ex-ministers-links-with-government-enemies Quito, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa revealed details of the links between ex-Minister of Hydrocarbons Carlos Pareja Yannuzzelli, involved in the corruption case Refinery Esmeraldas, and the Isaias brothers, who are trying to affect the Government and Vice President Jorge Glas. Created Post-Conflict Cabinet in Colombia, Announces Santos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8876&SEO=created-post-conflict-cabinet-in-colombia-announces-santos Bogota, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos stated that the post-conflict cabinet, made up of ministers and other senior officials, is ready to session today for the first time. Erdogan and Putin to Meet to Strengthen Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8874&SEO=erdogan-and-putin-to-meet-to-strengthen-bilateral-ties Ankara, 4 Feb (PL) Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkey) and Vladimir Putin (Russia), are to be met in forthcoming weeks to state new cooperation agreements, according to the public announcement today. US Imposes Sanctions On Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8856&SEO=us-imposes-sanctions-on-iran Washington, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The United States government imposed sanctions on Iran today in response to a missile test carried out by the Persian country five days ago. UNESCO Highlights Importance of Cuban Event 'Pedagogia' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8830&SEO=unesco-highlights-importance-of-cuban-event-pedagogia Paris, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The international event ‘Pedagogia'', taking place in Cuba, has been a platform for dialogue among specialists that contributes to promote a quality education, UNESCO High Representative, Jordan Naidoo, stressed today. European Union Agrees to Halt Trafficking of Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8829&SEO=european-union-agrees-to-halt-trafficking-of-migrants Rome, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) member states agreed today in Malta on a set of collaborative actions with Libya and neighboring states to stop the trafficking of migrants through the Central Mediterranean. Joao Lourenzo to Be Presidential Candidate of the Angolan MPLA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8828&SEO=joao-lourenzo-to-be-presidential-candidate-of-the-angolan-mpla Luanda, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Joao Lourenzo, today became the presidential candidate for the general elections this year. Colombia: Nobel Prizewinners Reject US Migratory Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8826&SEO=colombia-nobel-prizewinners-reject-us-migratory-measures Bogota, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) A number of renowned international figures participating in the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, whose sessions will continue today in this capital, rejected the recent immigration measures adopted by US President Donald Trump. Bangladesh Advocates for Palestinian State, Denounces Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8824&SEO=bangladesh-advocates-for-palestinian-state-denounces-israel Dhaka, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The creation of a Palestinian state is now an international demand, said the government of Bangladesh, which reaffirmed its full support for the struggle of that people and condemned the Israeli occupation. Cuban Vice-President Salvador Valdés Mesa Arrives in Mozambique http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8798&SEO=cuban-vice-president-salvador-valdes-mesa-arrives-in-mozambique Maputo, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the Cuban Council of State Salvador Valdés Mesa arrived in Mozambique this afternoon from South Africa on a tour that also included Ethiopia. PSUV Calls to Condem Campaign Againts Chavez in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8780&SEO=psuv-calls-to-condem-campaign-againts-chavez-in-venezuela Caracas, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, called to repudiate the smear campaign that the opposition maintain today against the historical leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez. Santos to Open World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8779&SEO=santos-to-open-world-summit-of-nobel-peace-laureates Bogota, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, will open today the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in this capital, to which more than 30 winners are expected to attend, the Government Headquarter confirmed. Alianza Pais Is Confident that Ecuador will Bet on the Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8776&SEO=alianza-pais-is-confident-that-ecuador-will-bet-on-the-future Quito, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Governmental Alianza Pais Movement (AP) is confident that, in the general elections scheduled for February 19, Ecuador will bet on the future and the continuity of the process initiated by President Rafael Correa. Cuba, South Africa Ratify Excellent Level of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8774&SEO=cuba-south-africa-ratify-excellent-level-of-relations By Deisy Francis Mexidor Poroshenko Promises Referendum on Ukraine's Entry into NATO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8771&SEO=poroshenko-promises-referendum-on-ukraines-entry-into-nato Kiev, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian President Piotr Poroshenko announced his intention to hold a referendum on Ukraine''s entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Colombian Senator: FARC-EP Disarmament Unprecedented http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8726&SEO=colombian-senator-farc-ep-disarmament-unprecedented Bogota, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Colombian senator, Ivan Cepeda, has described as unprecedented the massive arrival of the FARC-EP, the country''s largest guerrilla group, to the transition points and zones to put down weapons, displacement that continue today. Spanish Government Defends Action against Hard Measures of Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8720&SEO=spanish-government-defends-action-against-hard-measures-of-trump Madrid, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Criticized by several opposition parties, the conservative government of Spain defended today its action against the harsh migratory dispositions announced by the president of the United States, Donald Trump. UNASUR Secretary General Warns of US Government Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8718&SEO=unasur-secretary-general-warns-of-us-government-threats Quito, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) In an urgent alert at the close of his term as UNASUR Secretary General Ernesto Samper warned of the threats to South America of the complicated agenda outlined by the new US government under the president, Donald Trump. Cuban Business Delegation Holds Meetings in Washington http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8713&SEO=cuban-business-delegation-holds-meetings-in-washington Washington, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban business delegation visiting the USA has continued to hold working meetings here, being the latest with executives of the US Chamber of Commerce (USCC), port authorities and Members of Congress. ECLAC Expects Economic Growth of 1.3 % in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8677&SEO=eclac-expects-economic-growth-of-1.3-in-latin-america United Nations, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, pointed today here that in 2017 a growth of 1.3 percent in regional gross domestic product. More Than 4,000 Colombian Guerrillas Arrive at Disarmament Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8675&SEO=more-than-4000-colombian-guerrillas-arrive-at-disarmament-zones Bogota, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo, said today that about 4,329 FARC-EP guerrillas are already at the sites designed for disarmament thanks to an operation he described as special. Secretary-General of Unasur Completes Administration and Reports Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8655&SEO=secretary-general-of-unasur-completes-administration-and-reports-work Quito, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ernesto Samper, reports today on his administration in the period 2014-2017 at the body''s headquarters, located in this capital. African Union Approves Resolution Condemning Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8654&SEO=african-union-approves-resolution-condemning-blockade-on-cuba By Roberto Garcia Hernandez Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The 28th African Union (AU) Summit has approved a resolution today calling for the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba more than 50 years. Peace Agreements in Colombia, a Window of Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8634&SEO=peace-agreements-in-colombia-a-window-of-opportunities Bogotá, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The peace agreements signed with the guerrillas are considered as a window of opportunity for the development of Colombian regions, the Executive Director of the National Departments Federation (FND), Amylkar Acosta stated. Russian Bombers Destroy Terrorist Targets in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8629&SEO=russian-bombers-destroy-terrorist-targets-in-syria Moscow, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia destroyed today two police command, store of weapons, personnel and combat techniques of the Islamic State (EI) terrorist movement with six TU-22M3 bombers in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor. US Tech Companies Criticize Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8611&SEO=us-tech-companies-criticize-trump 30 de enero de 2017, 11:21 Washington, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Among the noisiest economic repercussions today against the immigration policy announced by US President Donald Trump, appear those of major technology companies in this country, which criticized his decisions. Canada to Host Victims of Persecution, Terror and War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8604&SEO=canada-to-host-victims-of-persecution-terror-and-war Ottawa, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) Canada will welcome people fleeing persecution, terror and war regardless of their faith, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. German Federal Chancellor Criticizes Trump's Migration Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8603&SEO=german-federal-chancellor-criticizes-trumps-migration-measures Berlin, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the temporary veto imposed by US President Donald Trump on the arrival of citizens of several Muslim-majority nations. 28th African Union Summit Inaugurated in Ethiopia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8602&SEO=28th-african-union-summit-inaugurated-in-ethiopia Addis Ababa, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The President of the African Union (AU) Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, officially opened the sessions of the 28th African Union (AU) Summit at the organization''s headquarters in this capital today. Venezuela: Opposition Seeking Imposition in Dialogues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8596&SEO=venezuela-opposition-seeking-imposition-in-dialogues Caracas, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition to the constitutional government of Nicolas Maduro is now preparing proposals to get continue entring and leaving Minister: Malaysia To Step Up Trade With ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8594&SEO=minister-malaysia-to-step-up-trade-with-asean Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia will step up trade with Asean countries with the official withdrawal of the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on January 23. Good Prospects for MIG-35 Fighters in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8592&SEO=good-prospects-for-mig-35-fighters-in-latin-america Moscow, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia forecasts today good prospects for the trade of the MIG-35 multifunctional fighter in Latin America, following the world launch of the new aircraft at the MIG Aircraft Construction Corporation on the outskirts of this capital city. Presidential Dialogue among Ecuador's Candidates Confirmed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8591&SEO=presidential-dialogue-among-ecuadors-candidates-confirmed Quito, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The eight candidates for head of state in Ecuador confirmed their presence in the presidential dialogue summoned by the representative of the ruling Country Alliance Movement, Lenin Moreno. Ministerio de Desarrollo Rural y Tierra, Johnny Rojas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8590&SEO=ministerio-de-desarrollo-rural-y-tierra-johnny-rojas La Paz, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government plans to invest about two billion dollars in food production this year, according to the Ministry of Rural Development and Land official, Johnny Rojas. Correa Calls in Spain for Strengthening Latin American Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8581&SEO=correa-calls-in-spain-for-strengthening-latin-american-integration Madrid, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) President of Ecuador Rafael Correa called here today for the strengthening of Latin America integration, given what he described as inhuman and cruel statements by world biggest powers. Russia Develops Comprehensive Humanitarian Aid Program in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8576&SEO=russia-develops-comprehensive-humanitarian-aid-program-in-syria Damascus, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Coordination Center for the cease-fire at the Russian base in Hemymin, Syrian province of Latakia, continued their humanitarian aid program, press media said in Damascus today. Maduro Highlights Significance of Education in Venezuelan Progression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8572&SEO=maduro-highlights-significance-of-education-in-venezuelan-progression Caracas, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro highlighted the importance of the educational development as an indispensable framework for the social, political and economic growth of the South American nation. President Raul Castro Marches with Thousands of Cuban Youths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8571&SEO=president-raul-castro-marches-with-thousands-of-cuban-youths Havana, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro led the traditional March of the Torches held by young people in homage to the National Hero, José Martí, on the occasion of his birthday. Lavrov Dialogues in Moscow with Representatives of the Syrian Opposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8567&SEO=lavrov-dialogues-in-moscow-with-representatives-of-the-syrian-opposit Moscow, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke with representatives of about a dozen political formations of the Syrian opposition about their role in the search for a peaceful solution to the conflict. Internal Division of Opposition Stops Political Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8560&SEO=internal-division-of-opposition-stops-political-dialogue-in-venezuela Caracas, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The member of the National Assembly, Héctor Rodríguez, considered today that the division in the opposition coalition Unidad Democratica (Democratic Unity) table hinders the political dialogue by the constitutional order and the economic development of Venezuela. Fidel Castro's Ideas to Strengthen Struggles in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8544&SEO=fidel-castros-ideas-to-strengthen-struggles-in-latin-america By Cosset Lazo Perez La Paz, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The ideas of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, will remain intact and will strengthen the struggles in Latin America, Ecuador's ambassador to Bolivia, Ricardo Ulcuango, said. Venezuela Rejects Xenophobic Statement of Colombian Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8543&SEO=venezuela-rejects-xenophobic-statement-of-colombian-vice-president Caracas, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government rejected today denigrating and offensive statements against the Venezuelan people of the Colombian Vice President, Germán Vargas Lleras, issued in the Colombian territory of Tibú, department of Norte de Santander. Foreign Ministers' Meeting on African Union Summit Ends in Ethiopia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8540&SEO=foreign-ministers-meeting-on-african-union-summit-ends-in-ethiopia By Roberto Garcia Hernandez, special correspondent Addis Ababa, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Council of the 28th African Union (AU) Summit has concluded today here its preparatory sessions of that highest-level meeting after two days of intense work at the organization's headquarters. Trump Charges against Mexico, Anteroom of Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8539&SEO=trump-charges-against-mexico-anteroom-of-latin-america Mexico, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) Without defining today his policies towards Latin America and the Caribbean, the president of the United States, Donald Trump continues announcing measures that go against the country with the southern region bordering the continent: Mexico. CELAC: a Mechanism for Concerted Action, Unity and Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8516&SEO=celac-a-mechanism-for-concerted-action-unity-and-dialogue Havana, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), held in the Dominican Republic, was consolidated as the mechanism for concerted action, unity and political dialogue of the whole of Our America. Colombian Gov't: FARC-EP to Be in Transitional Zones This Month http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8505&SEO=colombian-govt-farc-ep-to-be-in-transitional-zones-this-month Bogota, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government has reiterated today that the members of the FARC-EP should be in the transition points and zones on January 31st in order to contribute to the preparation of such scenarios, where they will put down the weapons. Evo Morales Environmental Initiatives are Presented at FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8500&SEO=evo-morales-environmental-initiatives-are-presented-at-fao La Paz, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales'' projects to guarantee water and irrigation in Bolivia are currently under the attention of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Russia Calls on the USA to Avoid Aerial Ban Areas in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8492&SEO=russia-calls-on-the-usa-to-avoid-aerial-ban-areas-in-syria Moscow, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia today called on the United States to weigh the possible consequences of the creation of aerial ban areas in Syria, especially for the lives of refugees. 5th CELAC Summit: Unity for Development and Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8491&SEO=5th-celac-summit-unity-for-development-and-peace Santo Domingo, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has concluded with a call to strengthen unity to make progress in development and guarantee peace in the region, an objective signed in a final statement, and another 20 documents. African Union Calls for Consolidation of Regional and Global Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8489&SEO=african-union-calls-for-consolidation-of-regional-and-global-peace Pretoria, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) Outgoing chairwoman of the African Union (AU) Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, called for the consolidation of peace, because the use of weapons today is a threat to regional and global stability. Maduro Stressed Importance of Unity in Current Context of the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8455&SEO=maduro-stressed-importance-of-unity-in-current-context-of-the-region Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro affirmed today that with the V Summit Celac consolidates and points to a big road for a region that ''has to be together today more than ever against the threats''. CELAC Fifth Summit Ends with Adoption of Political Declaration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8440&SEO=celac-fifth-summit-ends-with-adoption-of-political-declaration Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) concludes today in this eastern city of Dominican Republic, with the adoption of a political declaration and other special pronouncements. Vietnam Tributes Ho Chi Minh on Founding Anniversary of the PCV http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8439&SEO=vietnam-tributes-ho-chi-minh-on-founding-anniversary-of-the-pcv Hanoi, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The highest authorities in Vietnam today paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh on the occasion of the 87th anniversary of the Communist Party, the leading political force of the country that he founded. Colombian Governors to Debate on Peace Accord Realization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8438&SEO=colombian-governors-to-debate-on-peace-accord-realization Bogota, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The 32 department governors of Colombia will meet in Cali next Saturday to analyze the carrying out of the peace process with the insurgent FARC-EP and the measures to implement in the post-conflict. Evo: CELAC Summit Will Be Important Against US Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8402&SEO=evo-celac-summit-will-be-important-against-us-threats La Paz, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today that the Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will be an important forum to analyze the challenges posed by the administration of US President Donald Trump. Hollande Visit a Friendly Gesture, Says Colombian Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8395&SEO=hollande-visit-a-friendly-gesture-says-colombian-guerrilla Bogota, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The FARC-EP labeled a friendly gesture the French President Francois Hollande''s planned visit to a transition zone for that Colombian guerrilla where its members will lay down their weapons. President Raúl Castro Arrives in Dominican Republic for CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8394&SEO=president-raul-castro-arrives-in-dominican-republic-for-celac-summit Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro arrived in this tourist resort today in order to participate at the V Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) which will be held tomorrow. Foreign Ministers Begin Debates Prior to CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8393&SEO=foreign-ministers-begin-debates-prior-to-celac-summit Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas highlighted the progress made by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in the last year, at the inauguration of the meeting of the bloc Foreign Ministers. Russia Denies Security Threat Due to Chinese Nuclear Missiles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8390&SEO=russia-denies-security-threat-due-to-chinese-nuclear-missiles Moscow, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied today any threat to its security due to the deployment of the Chinese armed forces, commenting on the location of the giant''s intercontinental ballistic missiles near its mutual borders. Beijing Demands US Caution on the Issue of China Southern Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8387&SEO=beijing-demands-us-caution-on-the-issue-of-china-southern-sea Beijing, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Ministry once again demanded the United States to act with caution with regard to the China Southern Sea, an issue that only concerns the parties directly involved, he said. Concrete Results Made at Syrian Meeting in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8386&SEO=concrete-results-made-at-syrian-meeting-in-astana Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) ''The armed formations and the government of Syria achieved today concrete results for a solution to the conflict in the talks in this capital,'' said the ambassador of Syria to the UN, Bashar Al Jaafari. Social Movements Declare Their Support to CELAC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8375&SEO=social-movements-declare-their-support-to-celac-summit Santo Domingo, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the Encounter of Social Movements and Political Forces that support the Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) made enriching proposals to the Political Declaration that they will issue today. Peaceful Solution in Declaration on Syria in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8374&SEO=peaceful-solution-in-declaration-on-syria-in-astana Astana, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) The peaceful solution of the conflict in Syria and the reinforcement of the truce are today in the draft of a final declaration of the meeting in this capital between armed groups and the government of Damascus. Guterres for Whistle-blowers´Protection at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8363&SEO=guterres-for-whistle-blowersaprotection-at-un United Nations, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres today adopted the strengthening of the organization´s policy in order to protect whistleblowers from potential irregularities and people who help investigations and audits. France will Join Post Conflict Stage in Colombia, Says Hollande http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8361&SEO=france-will-join-post-conflict-stage-in-colombia-says-hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande said today that his country is ready to support and join the Colombian peace process as it moves through this crucial stage after signing the final agreement with FARC-EP. United States Leaves Trans-Pacific Economic Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8350&SEO=united-states-leaves-trans-pacific-economic-agreement Washington, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, today signed an executive order to withdraw his country from the Trans-Pacific Agreement of Economic Partnership (TPP, acronym in English). President Santos Received His French Counterpart François Hollande http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8342&SEO=president-santos-received-his-french-counterpart-francois-hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed today his French counterpart, François Hollande, who will visit one of the transition zones for the FARC-EP insurgents in the process of demobilization. US Defence Budget is Skyrocketing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8340&SEO=us-defence-budget-is-skyrocketing Washington, Jan. 23 (Prensa Latina) US Sen. John McCain is leading today a plan to increase the Defense budget by $50 billion for the next fiscal year. Russia to Seek Anti-terrorist Cooperation with New US Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8339&SEO=russia-to-seek-anti-terrorist-cooperation-with-new-us-government Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia will seek bilateral cooperation, mainly, in the fight against terrorism with the new administration of US President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. Russia Attacks Syrian Terrorists with Strategic Bombers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8323&SEO=russia-attacks-syrian-terrorists-with-strategic-bombers Moscow, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia attacked with six TU-22M3 strategic bombers camps, weapons and ammunition stores, as well as troops from the Islamic State (EI) terrorist movement in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor. Syrian Army Retains Positions; Thwarts Terrorist Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8320&SEO=syrian-army-retains-positions-thwarts-terrorist-attacks Damascus, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army has retained positions and countered attacks by the terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) in Deir Ezzor, 460 kilometers northeast of Damascus, military sources reported. French President to Visit FARC-EP Zones in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8319&SEO=french-president-to-visit-farc-ep-zones-in-colombia Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande is in Colombia today to visit one of the transitional areas where FARC-EP rebels will lay down their weapons and prepare for their reincorporation into civilian life. Venezuela's President Insists on Dialogue to Secure Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8318&SEO=venezuelas-president-insists-on-dialogue-to-secure-peace Caracas, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's Government insists on the political dialogue as the best tool for peace, despite the denial of the right wing sector to seat at the discussion table, President Nicolas Maduro said. Serbian Prime Minister to Talk to Kosovo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8317&SEO=serbian-prime-minister-to-talk-to-kosovo Belgrade, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Serbian and Kosovo officials will resume a debate in Brussels on Tuesday under the aegis of the European Union, with the participation of President Tomislav Nikolic, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic stated. Bolivian President has Approval Rating of 58 percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8312&SEO=bolivian-president-has-approval-rating-of-58-percent La Paz, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales has an approval rating of 58 percent in his performance, according to a survey released today by the press. Venezuela:77 Percent of Venezuelans Condemns trial to Nicolas Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8310&SEO=venezuela77-percent-of-venezuelans-condemns-trial-to-nicolas-maduro Caracas, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 77 percent of Venezuelans repudiate today Parliament''s resolution to decree the resignation of President Nicolás Maduro, according to Hinterlaces polls. Syrian Army Counteracts Terrorist Onslaught http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8302&SEO=syrian-army-counteracts-terrorist-onslaught Damascus, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army is holding positions today and counteracting broadsides by the Islamic State -(Daesh on its Arabic acronym in the Deir Ezzor region)- 460 kilometers northeast of Damascus, as for military sources. Chinese Govt Is Confident in Maintaining Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8300&SEO=chinese-govt-is-confident-in-maintaining-economic-growth-in-2017 Beijing, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) After it was learned that China''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) have reached 6.7 percent year-on-year in 2016, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang is confident that the country will maintain its growth rate in 2017, the Cabinet said. Cuban Entrepreneurial Delegation Starts Visit to U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8295&SEO=cuban-entrepreneurial-delegation-starts-visit-to-u.s. Washington, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban entrepreneurs will start a visit to the United States on Saturday until February 3 to discuss business opportunities and foreign investment in the Caribbean island. Anti-Trump Protests in Dozens of U.S. Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8294&SEO=anti-trump-protests-in-dozens-of-u.s.-cities Washington, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people are participating today in demonstrations in cities throughout the United States, in solidarity with the Women''s March Day in this capital to protest against the agenda and rhetoric of President Donald Trump. Communist Party Leader Calls to Defend Peace in Taiwan Strait http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8288&SEO=communist-party-leader-calls-to-defend-peace-in-taiwan-strait Beijing, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, called to safeguard peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, the group stated on Saturday. Reconciliation Established in Western Zone near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8287&SEO=reconciliation-established-in-western-zone-near-damascus Damascus, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) The efforts for reconciliation in Syria have borne fruit in southwestern Damascus, where hundreds of armed fundamentalists abandoned the towns of Bet Yen and Mugher al Mir, official sources said on Saturday. Serbian Women Call for Protest over Trump's Assumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8282&SEO=serbian-women-call-for-protest-over-trumps-assumption Belgrade, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Feminist activists will be holding today a solidarity march alongside US women on after Donald Trump´s inauguration and the sexist, homophobic and racist ideology set forth during his campaign. French President to Complete Wide Agenda on Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8281&SEO=french-president-to-complete-wide-agenda-on-latin-america Paris, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande will be starting off a Latin American tour today to visit Chile and Colombia, by fulfilling a broad work agenda, the Elysee Palace said. FARC-EP Dissidents to Lose Benefits, Colombian Government Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8252&SEO=farc-ep-dissidents-to-lose-benefits-colombian-government-says Bogota, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government has said today that the so-called dissidents of the FARC-EP will be excluded from the criminal proceedings provided for in the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP). Protesters Block Several Trump Inauguration Checkpoints http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8250&SEO=protesters-block-several-trump-inauguration-checkpoints Washington, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Groups of protesters against Donald Trump blocked several security checkpoints today to prevent access to the inauguration of the billionaire as the new president of the United States. Bolivian President Expects Respectful Relations with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8243&SEO=bolivian-president-expects-respectful-relations-with-trump La Paz, Bolivia, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales said he hopes to maintain diplomatic relations of respect with the government of President-elect Donald Trump, who is now the forty-fifth president of the United States. Venezuela Rates Meeting on Dialogue as Excellent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8238&SEO=venezuela-rates-meeting-on-dialogue-as-excellent Caracas, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro rated a meeting that took place here with the international partners of Unasur and the Vatican to strengthen the dialogue process in the country as excellent. Europe to Suffer More Terrorist Attacks, says Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8199&SEO=europe-to-suffer-more-terrorist-attacks-says-germany Berlin, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Germany and Europe in general will be targets of terrorist attacks in the short and medium term, said the president of the German secret services of the interior, Hans-Georg Maassen. Ecuador: President Decrees Transition Process Facing Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8192&SEO=ecuador-president-decrees-transition-process-facing-elections Quito, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) President Rafael Correa officialized the transition process between the current government and the one that will be elected during the February 19th general elections. Trump: President's Inauguration Brings Stress in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8190&SEO=trump-presidents-inauguration-brings-stress-in-usa Washington, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) One day before the inauguration of President-Elect, Donald Trump, about 35 percent of Americans say they are suffering additional stress from the magnate''s inauguration, a poll released today stated. Evo Morales: New Cabinet Will Be Committed to the People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8189&SEO=evo-morales-new-cabinet-will-be-committed-to-the-people La Paz, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The new cabinet that will be in charge of the country''s management in the period 2017-2018 will be mainly committed to the Bolivian people, Bolivian president Evo Morales said today. Federal Forces Strengthen Security in Cancun, Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8186&SEO=federal-forces-strengthen-security-in-cancun-mexico Mexico, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Some 400 Federal Police and Gendarmerie personnel reinforce security at the Mexican resort of Cancún, Quintana Roo state, after the armed attack on the state prosecutor''s office and police facilities. Argentine Workers Part of Clarín Group Go to Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8181&SEO=argentine-workers-part-of-clarin-group-go-to-strike Buenos Aires, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Argentine workers protesting at the Graphic Printing Plant of Rio la Plata (AGR), belonging to Grupo Clarín, called on for a large strike today. German President Warns of Dangers to Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8134&SEO=german-president-warns-of-dangers-to-democracy Berlin, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Federal President Joachim Gauck warned today in a farewell speech the dangers to democracy in his country and Europe. Argentinian Workers of Clarín Still on Strike Despite Repression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8132&SEO=argentinian-workers-of-clarin-still-on-strike-despite-repression Buenos Aires, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The 400 Argentinian workers that were fired from the printing plant of River Plate Graphic Arts (AGR), of Grupo Clarín company, still stand fighting today after the severe repression they suffered this Tuesday. More than 30 Syrian Military Personnel Killed near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8128&SEO=more-than-30-syrian-military-personnel-killed-near-damascus Damascus, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 30 Syrian military personnel were killed this morning following a bomb attack on the headquarters of the Army Transportation Administration in the town of Harasta, four kilometers east of Damascus, official sources confirmed. Colombia: Creation of Special Commission to Reform Colombian System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8124&SEO=colombia-creation-of-special-commission-to-reform-colombian-system Bogota, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos created the Special Electoral Mission of Colombia (MEE) to propose recommendations to modernize and give a greater transparency to the Colombian electoral system. Cuba, USA to jointly fight terrorism, drug-trafficking, money-launder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8085&SEO=cuba-usa-to-jointly-fight-terrorism-drug-trafficking-money-launder Havana, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Following a constructive policy, Cuba has managed to strike despite the ongoing economic blockade 18 mutually beneficial cooperation deals with the US Government on fields of common interest such as national security. China Rejects Protectionism in Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8082&SEO=china-rejects-protectionism-in-davos Davos, Switzerland, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping has rejected protectionism and supported the free trade agreement, during the opening in this city of the World Economic Forum running until January 20th. Russia Expects to Coordinate Anti-terror Cooperation with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8080&SEO=russia-expects-to-coordinate-anti-terror-cooperation-with-trump Moscow, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) We expect cooperation with the new administration of US President-elect Donald Trump in the fight against terrorism, but without being very hopeful or pessimistic, stated today the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Cholera in another Angolan Province, Capital Intends to Shield Itself http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8073&SEO=cholera-in-another-angolan-province-capital-intends-to-shield-itself Luanda, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Cholera has arrived in the coastal town of Cubal in the central Angolan province of Benguela, while health authorities in this capital today are trying to shield the city to avoid the disease. Venezuela and prices: May God Have Mercy on Us http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8072&SEO=venezuela-and-prices-may-god-have-mercy-on-us By Luis Beaton Caracas, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans do today balancing acts, calculations one after another to put the food necessary on their tables, despite the efforts of the Government to alleviate the crisis. New US Fines Ratify Validity of Anti-Cuban Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8053&SEO=new-us-fines-ratify-validity-of-anti-cuban-blockade Havana, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The recent fines imposed by the United States against a non-profit organization and a bank today show the existence of the blockade that Washington has been maintaining against Cuba since 1962, despite the global rejection. Brazil: Barbarity Takes Over Prisons with 130 Deaths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8043&SEO=brazil-barbarity-takes-over-prisons-with-130-deaths Brasilia, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Cruelty finally seemed to take over Brazilian prisons, where in the first two weeks of this year more than 130 prisoners were killed, most of them being slit or charred. Colombia and ELN Continue Consultations in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8040&SEO=colombia-and-eln-continue-consultations-in-ecuador Quito, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Delegations of the government of Colombia and of the National Liberation Army (ELN) continue today with consultations in Ecuador to determine the beginning of the public dialog table towards a peace agreement in this South American country. Syria: Negotiations for National Reconciliation Active http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8038&SEO=syria-negotiations-for-national-reconciliation-active Damascus, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities pointed out that negotiations remain active to bring about reconciliation in the eastern Ghuta region, northeast and near Damascus, reported the media in this capital today. Meeting in Paris Focuses on Peace between Israel and Palestine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=8032&SEO=meeting-in-paris-focuses-on-peace-between-israel-and-palestine Paris, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) When the world focuses on issues such as the wars in Syria and Iraq, an international conference in Paris emphasized that there will be no peace in the Middle East without solving the old conflict between Israel and Palestine. Cuba Ensures Regular, Safe and Orderly Migration for its Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7960&SEO=cuba-ensures-regular-safe-and-orderly-migration-for-its-citizens Havana, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban diplomat, Josefina Vidal, has reiterated here Cuba''s commitment to ensure the regular, safe and orderly migration of the citizens of the Caribbean country, as well as their right to travel and to emigrate. Tillerson Proposes Trump to Maintain US Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7915&SEO=tillerson-proposes-trump-to-maintain-us-blockade-on-cuba Washington, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The candidate for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, said he would recommend President-Elect Donald Trump to veto any legislation seeking to lift the U.S. economic blockade on Cuba. Leftwing Candidate Summons Great Rally in Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7932&SEO=leftwing-candidate-summons-great-rally-in-paris París, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The leftwing candidate to the presidential elections in France,  summoned today for a great rally in this capital next March 18 to boost his project of change. UN Reaffirms its Support to Dialogues on Syria in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7929&SEO=un-reaffirms-its-support-to-dialogues-on-syria-in-astana United Nations, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The special UN envoy in Syria, Staffan de Mistura, reaffirmed today the UN support to dialogues taking place in Astana on January 23 between the government and the opposition seeking to cease fire and to start a political process in that country. Colombian Government Ready to Talk with ELN for Complete Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7926&SEO=colombian-government-ready-to-talk-with-eln-for-complete-peace Bogota, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government has expressed its willingness to begin formal talks with the ELN with the promptness and seriousness demanded by the country, an option that both sides are exploring in Ecuador since today. Honduran Berta Caceres Is Still a Symbol http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7924&SEO=honduran-berta-caceres-is-still-a-symbol By Nicholas Valdés UN Readies to Help Civilians in Mosul, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7912&SEO=un-readies-to-help-civilians-in-mosul-iraq United Nations, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The UN is creating conditions to help the civilian population in the western section of the sieged city of Mosul, which is still occupied by the Islamic State (ISIS), the organization''s humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Lise Grande said. US Religious People Plead for End of Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7890&SEO=us-religious-people-plead-for-end-of-blockade-on-cuba Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) John McCoollogh, Church World Service CEO, has reiterated the need to put an end to the economic, financial and trade blockade imposed by the White House on Cuba more than 50 years ago. Colombian Minister Admits Delay in Adaptation of Zones for FARC-EP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7884&SEO=colombian-minister-admits-delay-in-adaptation-of-zones-for-farc-ep Bogota, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Colombian defense minister Luis Carlos Villegas admitted delays in the preparation of transitional camps for the FARC-EP, but he said that despite the difficulties, the disarmament schedule is still in force. Managua Hosts Latin American Left-Wing Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7880&SEO=managua-hosts-latin-american-left-wing-agreement Managua, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua is hosting today a meeting of the working group of the Sao Paulo Forum, called to articulate a programmatic platform that contributes to the development of progressive and revolutionary processes in Latin America and the Caribbean. Russia Denies Having Compromising Information against Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7876&SEO=russia-denies-having-compromising-information-against-trump Moscow, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied having any compromising information against US President-elect Donald Trump, as the American press affirmed, the Kremlin said. Colombian Prelate Urges a Govt-ELN Humanitarian Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7862&SEO=colombian-prelate-urges-a-govt-eln-humanitarian-deal Bogota, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Monsignor Dario de Jesus Monsalve called on today for the creation of a comprehensive commission made up of international experts to evaluate the adoption and implementation of a humanitarian agreement between the Colombian government and the insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN). Russia Denounces at UN Sequels of Global Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7859&SEO=russia-denounces-at-un-sequels-of-global-interference United Nations, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today in the United Nations Security Council the global instability and violence generated by the interventionist policy that characterizes the United States. Bolivia Finalizes Details of Reply to Maritime Demand against Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7842&SEO=bolivia-finalizes-details-of-reply-to-maritime-demand-against-chile La Paz, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government today finalizes details of the documents that will integrate the reply to the maritime demand against Chile, which must be presented to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague in March. Latin American Representatives at Ortega's Swearing-in Ceremony http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7840&SEO=latin-american-representatives-at-ortegas-swearing-in-ceremony Managua, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Governments from several Latin American countries will attend the swearing-in ceremony of reelected Nicaraguan President, Daniel Ortega, and Vice President, Rosario Murillo, which will take place in Revolution Square in the capital. António Guterres to Open Dialogue on Cyprus in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7835&SEO=antonio-guterres-to-open-dialogue-on-cyprus-in-geneva United Nations, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres will inaugurate the conference on the reunification of Cyprus scheduled for Thursday in Geneva, announced his spokesman Stephane Dujarric. Russia Rejects U.S. Statements on its Role in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7818&SEO=russia-rejects-u.s.-statements-on-its-role-in-syria Moscow, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Vicepresident of the Duma (lower Russian chamber), Irina Yarovaya, rejected today statements by the U.S. Department of Defense on the role of her country in the struggle against terrorism in Syria. Argentineans Start the Week with Another Tariffs Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7810&SEO=argentineans-start-the-week-with-another-tariffs-increase Buenos Aires, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Argentines will enter this second week of 2017 with another tariff increase when the price of fuel rises between today and tomorrow. Meryl Streep Criticizes Trump in the Golden Globe Awards Ceremony http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7809&SEO=meryl-streep-criticizes-trump-in-the-golden-globe-awards-ceremony Washington, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The multi-award-winning American actress Meryl Streep criticized US President-elect Donald Trump during her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. De Mille Award at the 74th Golden Globe Awards. Syrian President: Ready to Negotiate End of Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7808&SEO=syrian-president-ready-to-negotiate-end-of-conflict Paris, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today expressed his willingness to negotiate to end the conflict in his country, but it must be with the real opposition, he told to the French media in statements released today. Syrian President Meets with French Lawmakers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7805&SEO=syrian-president-meets-with-french-lawmakers Damascus, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met on Sunday with French lawmakers, to whom he repeated that the French government is worsening the current situation by supporting terrorist groups. Terrorists Violate Truce Near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7803&SEO=terrorists-violate-truce-near-damascus Damascus, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Front for the Conquest of the Levant, formerly known as Al Nusra, shot a brigade of technicians who attempted, covered by the previously agreed truce, to restore the drinking water facilities in Wadi Barada, 35 kilometers north of Damascus. Evo Expresses Condolences over Death of Cuban Interior Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7797&SEO=evo-expresses-condolences-over-death-of-cuban-interior-minister La Paz, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today expressed his condolences over the death of Cuban Interior Minister Carlos Fernandez Gondin, who died as a result of complications from a chronic disease on Saturday. Cuba's Caravan of Freedom, History with New Meanings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7796&SEO=cubas-caravan-of-freedom-history-with-new-meanings Por Reinaldo Wossaert Silva*Havana, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) In January 1959, the Cuban people took to the streets nationwide to welcome the Caravan of Freedom, which has a new connotation today for Cubans, after the inverse journey undertaken by the caravan that carried the ashes of Fidel Castro. Ministerial Cabinet Reform Marks News Week in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7788&SEO=ministerial-cabinet-reform-marks-news-week-in-venezuela Caracas, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) The restructuring of the Cabinet and the start of gasoline trade in foreign currency on the border with Colombia marked the news in Venezuela during the week. More Than 1,500 Detainee in Mexico for Looting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7785&SEO=more-than-1500-detainee-in-mexico-for-looting Mexico, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,500 people are being arrested in Mexico so far for participating in the looting that come along with the protests against rising fuel prices, according to the Interior Ministry (Segob). Temer's Government Secretary Favoring Jail Massacre Quits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7784&SEO=temers-government-secretary-favoring-jail-massacre-quits Brasilia, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) The Youth National Secretary of the government of Michel Temer, Bruno Júlio, presented his resignation today after applauding the massacre that took place yesterday at the Monte Cristo Agricultural Penitentiary (Pamc), the largest in the Brazilian state of Roraima. Leonel Fernández Will Lead OAS Observers in Ecuador Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7779&SEO=leonel-fernandez-will-lead-oas-observers-in-ecuador-elections Quito, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Former president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández, will head a mission of observers of the Organization of American States (OAS) to Ecuador''s general elections scheduled for next February 19. Brazilian Penitentiary System Shows Social Abyss, says Researcher http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7748&SEO=brazilian-penitentiary-system-shows-social-abyss-says-researcher Brasilia, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) More than economic, social and racial inequity, the degrading Brazilian penitentiary system reflects today the abyss existing in terms of access to justice and guarantee of fundamental rights, said researcher Camila Nunes Dias. Despite Ceasefire, Terrorists Launch Further Deadly Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7746&SEO=despite-ceasefire-terrorists-launch-further-deadly-attack Damascus, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The death toll in the city of Jableh in the Syrian province of Latakia has risen to 15, the authorities confirmed today. Paraguay: Congress Seeks Solutions to Evicted Farmers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7745&SEO=paraguay-congress-seeks-solutions-to-evicted-farmers Asuncion, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Due to an urgent need to find a solution to the problem of Paraguayan farmers, who have been violently evicted from their land, the Paraguayan Permanent Congress Commission, in charge of the parliamentary functions during the recess, will hold a meeting with the holder of the National Institute of Rural and Land Development (Indert), Justo Cárdenas. Russia Reacts to US Accusations Against Its Media http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7744&SEO=russia-reacts-to-us-accusations-against-its-media Moscow, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia Today (RT) has criticized US intelligence chief James Clepper''s for his accusation that Russia has disrespected the US political system. Mexico: Political Parties Call to Protest against New Gasoline Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7737&SEO=mexico-political-parties-call-to-protest-against-new-gasoline-price Mexico, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Mexican Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) in Mexico, Alejandra Barrales, announced that a national mobilization will be held on January 15th against the increase in the price of gasoline currently causing dissatisfaction in the country. Changes in Venezuelan Cabinet to Advance in Socialism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7714&SEO=changes-in-venezuelan-cabinet-to-advance-in-socialism Caracas, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The recent reestructuring of the executive cabinet of Venezuela points to strengthen the socialist model in the country in 2017 and 2018, affirmed today the permanent president of the PSUV, Eduardo Piñate. Frente Amplio Assures Uruguay Changes Despite Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7703&SEO=frente-amplio-assures-uruguay-changes-despite-challenges Montevideo, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay''s Frente Amplio (FA) makes a polítical, economic and social balance of its work during 2016 and asserts that today as a political force it is deeply changing the country despite the challenges. Bolivia Rejects Chilean Argument Concerning Silala Springs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7701&SEO=bolivia-rejects-chilean-argument-concerning-silala-springs La Paz, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia has rejected the Chilean theory that the waters of the Silala flow naturally into its territory, stating that this water resource has been artificially diverted for more than 100 years into the neighboring country. Morena Announces Protests in Mexican Capital against Gasoline Rise http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7699&SEO=morena-announces-protests-in-mexican-capital-against-gasoline-rise Mexico, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Regeneration Movement (Morena) in Mexico City announced protests against the increase in gasoline prices. President Santos Checks Conditions in FARC-EP Transition Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7696&SEO=president-santos-checks-conditions-in-farc-ep-transition-zones Bogotá, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos today supervises the preparations at the transition points and zones where the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) members will remain during the disarmament, the Casa de Nariño confirmed. Pope Expresses Pain and Concern over Killing in Brazilian Prison http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7658&SEO=pope-expresses-pain-and-concern-over-killing-in-brazilian-prison Rome, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today expressed pain and concern over the killing at the Anísio Jobim Penitentiary Complex in the Brazilian city of Manaus, with a toll of at least 60 people dead. Indian Cabinet Approves Agreement with Uruguay on Customs Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7654&SEO=indian-cabinet-approves-agreement-with-uruguay-on-customs-issues New Delhi, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Council of Ministers today approved an agreement between India and Uruguay on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs issues. President Ratifies Prediction of Economic Recovery in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7651&SEO=president-ratifies-prediction-of-economic-recovery-in-ecuador Quito, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa assessed the country''s economy in 2016, based on which he predicted a prosperous 2017 regarding finances. Palestine Calls for End to Israeli Occupation in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7652&SEO=palestine-calls-for-end-to-israeli-occupation-in-2017 United Nations, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli occupation of Palestine has reached the half-century mark this year, leading to calls by the Arab ambassador to the UN, Riyad Mansour, to redouble efforts to end it. António Guterres Begins Work In His UN Office http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7642&SEO=antonio-guterres-begins-work-in-his-un-office United Nations, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) New United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres has started work today at his new office on the 38th floor of the organization''s New York headquarters, after taking office on January 1st. Terrorists Break Ceasefire 21 Times in a Day in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7639&SEO=terrorists-break-ceasefire-21-times-in-a-day-in-syria Damascus, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) In less than 24 hours, terrorist groups have broken 21 times the ceasefire declared on December 30 in the Syrian provinces of Homs,Hama, Latakkia and Damascus Countryside, the military have reported today. China Joins Turkey and World Community in Fight Against Terror http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7637&SEO=china-joins-turkey-and-world-community-in-fight-against-terror Beijing, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Today China expressed its willingness to work with Turkey and the international community to prevent and respond to the threat of terrorism. Argentinian Education Workers On Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7635&SEO=argentinian-education-workers-on-strike Buenoas Aires, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Only three days after the start of 2017, the first strikes have began in Argentina, this time workers from the Education Ministry are protesting over layoffs in the sector. Bolivia's Vice President for Evo Morales' Four Term in Office http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7633&SEO=bolivias-vice-president-for-evo-morales-four-term-in-office La Paz, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera has voiced today his support for the four ways social organizations have approved to enable Head of State Evo Morales to run again for re-election in 2019. Military, Civic Parade in Cuba, Moments of History and Continuity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7627&SEO=military-civic-parade-in-cuba-moments-of-history-and-continuity Havana, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) As if sailing in a sea of children who waved their blue handkerchiefs, the Granma yacht, symbol of the beginning of the last stage of the liberating struggles of Cuba, visited today the Plaza de la Revolución. Military Parade--Cuba Will Never Bow to the Pressures of the Empire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7621&SEO=military-parade-cuba-will-never-bow-to-the-pressures-of-the-empire Havana, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will never bow to the pressures and threats of the USA, confirmed today thousands of Cubans who marched through the mythical Plaza, José Martí, to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution. Cuban Youth Reaffirms Commitment to the Revolution During Parade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7619&SEO=cuban-youth-reaffirms-commitment-to-the-revolution-during-parade Havana, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) The president of the University Student Federation (FEU), Jennifer Bello, expressed today the commitment of the Cuban youth to the work of the Revolution, on the occasion of Revolutionary Armed Forces Day (FAR). Cuba: Parade at Plaza de la Revolucion Chaired by Raul Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7618&SEO=cuba-parade-at-plaza-de-la-revolucion-chaired-by-raul-castro Havana, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro chaired today the military and civil parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the arrival in Cuba of the Granma yacht on December 2nd, 1956. Evo Morales Goes to Paraguay on Official Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7613&SEO=evo-morales-goes-to-paraguay-on-official-visit La Paz, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, left for Paraguay where he will be on an official two-day visit as of today. Latins in Cabinet of New United Nations Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7605&SEO=latins-in-cabinet-of-new-united-nations-secretary-general United Nations, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Maria Luiza Ribeiro and Chilean Fabrizio Hochschild form part ofr the inner circle of the new Secretary General of United Nations, Antonio Guterres, who assumed today the post for the term 2017-2021. Bolivia Is a Country with Much Hope, Says Evo Morales http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7599&SEO=bolivia-is-a-country-with-much-hope-says-evo-morales La Paz, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today that the people trust the government and that is why we have a nation with a lot of hope and a good future. Terrorist Attack on Istanbul Disco Raises Rejection and Condolences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7596&SEO=terrorist-attack-on-istanbul-disco-raises-rejection-and-condolences Istanbul, Turkey, Jan 1 (Prensa Latina) At least 35 dead and 40 wounded caused a terrorist attack on an Istanbul disco where the New Year was being celebrated. Brazilian Government Regrets Death of Greek Ambassador in Rio http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7584&SEO=brazilian-government-regrets-death-of-greek-ambassador-in-rio Brasilia, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Government has confirmed and regrets the death in Rio de Janeiro of the Greek ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, who was reportedly a victim of a crime of passion. Four Million Arrivals, New Record for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7583&SEO=four-million-arrivals-new-record-for-cuba Havana, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has welcome 4 million tourist arrivals before closing 2016, a whole new record for its pleasure industry that implies a necessary boost to its economy. Putin Discards Expulsion of U.S. Diplomats from Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7558&SEO=putin-discards-expulsion-of-u.s.-diplomats-from-russia Moscow, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin discarded today the expulsion, for the moment, of 35 U.S. diplomats in response to an equal measure applied by Washington to Russian officials, under the pretext of an alleged cybernetic attack of this country against the U.S. Democratic Party.. Cubans Evoke Fidel Castro in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7555&SEO=cubans-evoke-fidel-castro-in-china Beijing, Dec 30 M(Prensa Latina) Officials, diplomats and representatives of the Cuban community in China gathered in the Chinese capital today for a cultural and political event on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution and to evoke the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Venezuela to Boost Social Welfare in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7547&SEO=venezuela-to-boost-social-welfare-in-2017 Caracas, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will expand the Barrio Adentro program which currently operates in eight states, to cover the whole country in the first half of next year. Bolivia Invests 632 Million Dollars in Clean Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7545&SEO=bolivia-invests-632-million-dollars-in-clean-water La Paz, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) From 2011 to date, the Bolivian government has invested 632 million dollars in the implementation of the Mi Agua (My Water) and Mi Riego (My Irrigation) programs, according to a report released today. Syria's President Rejects Foreign Meddling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7533&SEO=syrias-president-rejects-foreign-meddling Damascus, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s President Bashar al-Assad reiterated today his rejection to foreign meddling at a meeting in Damascus with European and Russian Parliament members. UN Rejects Discriminatory Profiling in Anti-terrorist Fight http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7531&SEO=un-rejects-discriminatory-profiling-in-anti-terrorist-fight United Nations, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) UN experts on human rights rejected today the selection of targets in the fight against terrorism based on racial and religious profiles. Syrian Army Declares Comprehensive Ceasefire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7526&SEO=syrian-army-declares-comprehensive-ceasefire Damascus, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Arab Army General Command has declared today what it calls a comprehensive cessation of hostilities across the country, despite several scattered actions by the terrorist and extremist armed groups like a mortar attack on Damascus this Thursday. Russian Minister Confirms Anomaly in Crashed Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7525&SEO=russian-minister-confirms-anomaly-in-crashed-plane Moscow, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Transport Minister, Maxim Sokolov, has confirmed anomalies aboard the TU-154 plane, which fell into the sea 70 seconds after take-off from the airport at the resort of Sochi. Putin Announces Ceasefire and Reduction of Russian Troops in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7524&SEO=putin-announces-ceasefire-and-reduction-of-russian-troops-in-syria Moscow, Dec 29(Prensa Latina) The Russian President, Vladimar Putin, has today announced an agreement between the government and the opposition in Syria to cease hostilities. The number of Russian troops in Syria will also be reduced. Nearly 60 Community Leaders Murdered in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7522&SEO=nearly-60-community-leaders-murdered-in-colombia Bogota, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Interior Ministry of Colombia has confirmed today that 58 community and rural leaders were murdered by alleged paid assassins this year in the country. Russia Denounces New Attack on Embassy in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7493&SEO=russia-denounces-new-attack-on-embassy-in-damascus 28 de diciembre de 2016, 13:21Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today a new mortar attack against its embassy in Damascus and called on those who really seek to counter terrorism. Russian Sappers Clear Aleppo of Explosives Devices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7476&SEO=russian-sappers-clear-aleppo-of-explosives-devices Moscow, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Sappers of the International Demining Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense have cleared 966 hectares of explosives in the eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, reported the agency today. China is Interested in Increasing Military Ties with Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7465&SEO=china-is-interested-in-increasing-military-ties-with-bolivia Beijing, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina)Chinese National Defense Minister Chang Wanquan expressed China''s interest in increasing military links with Bolivia to a new level, the government reports today. Cuban Economy Will Grow 2% in 2017, Predicts the President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7463&SEO=cuban-economy-will-grow-2-in-2017-predicts-the-president Havana, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban economy is closing 2016 with a 0.9% decline of its Gross Domestic Product; however, despite ongoing challenges it will grow 2% in 2017, President Raul Castro predicted. Poverty in Panama Reaches 50 Percent of the Rural Population http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7461&SEO=poverty-in-panama-reaches-50-percent-of-the-rural-population Panama, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Of the Panamanian rural population, 50 percent lives under the line of poverty and in urban areas, the scourge reaches 14 percent of the inhabitants, according to research published in this capital. Bolivia Expects to Close 2016 with a GDP Over 4.2 percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7460&SEO=bolivia-expects-to-close-2016-with-a-gdp-over-4.2-percent La Paz, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia plans to close this year with a growth of at least 4.2 percent and inflation below four, Economy Minister Luis Arce informed. Cuban President Warns over Challenges for National Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7458&SEO=cuban-president-warns-over-challenges-for-national-economy Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro has warned today that the country will continue to face economic and financial challenges in 2017, though he predicted an ascending trend for the Cuban economy. Fine to Argentinean Expresident Cristina Fernandez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7451&SEO=fine-to-argentinean-expresident-cristina-fernandez Buenos Aires, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) A federal judge fined former Argentinean president Cristina Fernandez by 10 billion Argentinean pesos (644 million dollars) and processed her because of ''illicit association and aggravated fraudulent administration.'' FARC-EP Calls to preserve Spirit of Peace Deal in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7444&SEO=farc-ep-calls-to-preserve-spirit-of-peace-deal-in-colombia Bogota, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP leader Timoleón Jiménez called on today to respect the agreements signed with the Colombian government, in particular, the amnesty law, considered a key element to that grouping and approved in Congress in the first debate. Chilean President Urges Repressors to Inform on Forced Disappearances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7440&SEO=chilean-president-urges-repressors-to-inform-on-forced-disappearances Santiago de Chile, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, urged today former military condemned for crimes committed during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet from 1973 to 1990, to give information on missing persons. Maduro Requests Obama Free Lopez Rivera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7437&SEO=maduro-requests-obama-free-lopez-rivera Caracas, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has requested his American counterpart Barack Obama free the Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera, who has been imprisoned in the United States for 35 years. Bangladesh Criticizes Media Manipulation Against Syria and Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7428&SEO=bangladesh-criticizes-media-manipulation-against-syria-and-russia Dacca, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Powerful sectors in the United States have maintain their objective of presenting Russia as an adversary while seeking a change of government and the fragmentation of Syria, according to the Bangladeshi news website Bdnews24. Mass Graves in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7422&SEO=mass-graves-in-aleppo Moscow, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense denounced the finding of seven storehouses of ammunition and mass graves with dead bodies of Syrian citizens tortured and killed by terrorists in the city of Aleppo, that was recently freed by Syrian Army troops. Cuban Parliament to Hold Ordinary Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7421&SEO=cuban-parliament-to-hold-ordinary-session Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Assembly of People''s Power of Cuba (Parliament) will celebrate today in the capital''s Palacio de Convenciones the Eighth Regular Session of its Eighth Legislature. Peruvian Ex-President Diverts Suspicion of Bribery to Ex-Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7409&SEO=peruvian-ex-president-diverts-suspicion-of-bribery-to-ex-minister Lima, Dec Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Ex-President Alan Garcia diverted suspicion of his relation with an official considered as essential piece in the case of the bribery paid by the Brazilian company Odebrecht under three governments, between 2014 and 2014. Bachelet for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Peoples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7407&SEO=bachelet-for-constitutional-recognition-of-indigenous-peoples Santiago, Chile, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet affirmed today the need to recognize constitutionally the indigenous peoples during her visit to the southern region of Araucania. Argentinean Minister of Finance Prat-Gay Resigns his Post http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7399&SEO=argentinean-minister-of-finance-prat-gay-resigns-his-post Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Minister of Treasury and Finance, Alfonso Prat-Gay, resigned his post today and that Ministry will be divided in two, confirmed the head of the Cabinet, Marco Peña. More Offshore Companies Linked to Macri Family http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7396&SEO=more-offshore-companies-linked-to-macri-family Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Panama Papers have revealed more offshore companies linked to President Mauricio Macri who''s linked to a new one now in New York. Venezuela Accuses Colombian President of Violating Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7395&SEO=venezuela-accuses-colombian-president-of-violating-peace Caracas, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Government today accused Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos of violating peace in South America by promoting military cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Venezuelan Government Insists on Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7384&SEO=venezuelan-government-insists-on-dialogue Caracas, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro''s attempts to initiate a dialogue with the opposition have been rejected, according to a government source quoted by the media today. Former President Lugo as the Favorite in the Polls to Lead Paraguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7379&SEO=former-president-lugo-as-the-favorite-in-the-polls-to-lead-paraguay Asunción, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Former President Fernando Lugo had the highest preference among those surveyed in a poll on the favorite to be the next Paraguayan president, which results are reported today. Expectation over Quest on Russian Plane Crash http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7376&SEO=expectation-over-quest-on-russian-plane-crash Moscow, Dec 26 (Prensad Latina) As condolence messages continue to pour into Moscow, there''s growing expectation over the result of the investigation Russia is carrying out on the crash Sunday of a Defense Ministry plane in the Black Sea on its route to Syria. Germany: 54,000 People Evacuated due to World War II Bomb http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7375&SEO=germany-54000-people-evacuated-due-to-world-war-ii-bomb Berlin, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) German authorities have decided today to evacuate 54,000 people from the city of Augsburg in the southeastern state of Bavaria after the discovery a bomb launched by the British in World War II, a security source said. Peaceful Christmas in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7366&SEO=peaceful-christmas-in-venezuela By Luis Beaton Caracas, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The morning arrived in Venezuela peacefullly after a night of festivities, celebrations and bustle during the celebration of Christmas Eve, something very traditional here. Pakistan Releases 220 Indian Fishermen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7365&SEO=pakistan-releases-220-indian-fishermen Islamabad, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) In a gesture of goodwill and despite current bilateral tensions, the Pakistani government has released 220 Indian fishermen caught fishing in its territorial waters. Syria: Christmas Mass from Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7359&SEO=syria-christmas-mass-from-aleppo Damascus, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) With a call to peace and in recognition of the triumph in Aleppo, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, John X Yazigi, led the mass for the Syrian Christmas celebrations. El Alto is the City of the Future, Says Bolivian Vice-president http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7358&SEO=el-alto-is-the-city-of-the-future-says-bolivian-vice-president La Paz, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) El Alto, the youngest city in Bolivia, will bring together the best specialists in nuclear medicine, Vice-president Álvaro García Linera declared, referring to the investments currently carried out by the state in that city. Putin Assigns Commission to Investigate Air Disaster in Sochi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7357&SEO=putin-assigns-commission-to-investigate-air-disaster-in-sochi Moscow, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assigns today to Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev the task to organize and lead a special commission to investigate the air disaster of a TU-154 airplane with 92 people on board flying from Sochi to Syria. Rafael Correa Conveys Last Christmas Message as Ecuadorian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7352&SEO=rafael-correa-conveys-last-christmas-message-as-ecuadorian-president Quito, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa conveyed his last Christmas message to the people of this South American country as the head of State, highlighting his government''s work for the country''s welfare. Palestinians Celebrate UN Condemnation of Israeli Setlements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7350&SEO=palestinians-celebrate-un-condemnation-of-israeli-setlements Ramallah, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian leadership on Saturday welcomed Resolution 2334, recently adopted by the United Nations Security Council to call for an end to Israel''s illegal settlements on the occupied Palestinian territories. Several Casualties due to Explosion in Russian Republic of Bashkiria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7342&SEO=several-casualties-due-to-explosion-in-russian-republic-of-bashkiria Moscow, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) An explosion in a former military storehouse in the Russian republic of Bashkiria caused several victims, the Investigation Committee of Russia (SKR) reported on Saturday Cuban Vice President Praises Preparations for Tobacco Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7340&SEO=cuban-vice-president-praises-preparations-for-tobacco-campaign Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura has praised the preparations for the tobacco campaign in this western province, the country''s largest tobacco producer, where 18,000 hectares have been devoted to that crop. Putin to Depoliticize Sport, Culture and a Transparent WADA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7333&SEO=putin-to-depoliticize-sport-culture-and-a-transparent-wada Moscow, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out today to depoliticize sport and culture, and demand a more transparency in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Russia Is Stronger than any Potential Attacker, Says Putin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7322&SEO=russia-is-stronger-than-any-potential-attacker-says-putin Moscow, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted today that Russia was stronger than any potential attacker and would never be drawn into an arms race, with expenditures exceeding the national economic possibilities. Brazilians' Rejection of President Temer Reaches 77 Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7317&SEO=brazilians-rejection-of-president-temer-reaches-77-percent Brasilia, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s rejection of President Michel Temer, who was imposed after a parliamentary coup against elected President Dilma Rousseff, reached 77 percent in December, the Ipsos Institute reported on Friday. Oil Prices Tumble As Dollar Goes Up http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7303&SEO=oil-prices-tumble-as-dollar-goes-up London, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the dollar hurt today oil prices as the rise makes commodities traded in that currency more expensive. Italy Confirms Death in Milan of Berlin Truck Attack Terrorist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7302&SEO=italy-confirms-death-in-milan-of-berlin-truck-attack-terrorist Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minitti confirmed that Anis Amri, the Tunisian citizen wanted for the terrorist truck attack in Berlin was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with police in Milan. Venezuela: Toys Confiscated From Kreisel Company to Be Distributed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7301&SEO=venezuela-toys-confiscated-from-kreisel-company-to-be-distributed Caracas, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP, in Spanish) will today distribute the second lot of toys confiscated by the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights (Sundde) from the company Kreisel. Angola to Announce End of Yellow Fever Epidemic Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7300&SEO=angola-to-announce-end-of-yellow-fever-epidemic-today Luanda, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan government will today announce the end of the yellow fever epidemic in the country, which had put the health system on a state of high alert and threatened to become a global problem when it spread to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Libyan Airliner Is Hijacked and Diverted to Malta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7298&SEO=libyan-airliner-is-hijacked-and-diverted-to-malta Rome, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat,confirmed today the arrival of a plane with 82 men, 28 women and one infant for a total of 111 on board. FARC-EP Denounce Pestering of Colombian Military Forces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7285&SEO=farc-ep-denounce-pestering-of-colombian-military-forces Bogota, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces-People''s Army (FARC-EP) leader, Timoleón Jiménez, denounced what he considered ''pestering of the Colombian military forces'' against the guerrilla members placed in a point called Vista Hermosa, in Meta, east of Colombia. Discussion on Nomination of New US Attorney General Grows http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7283&SEO=discussion-on-nomination-of-new-us-attorney-general-grows Washington, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 150 US progressive groups are currently carrying out a campaign against republican Senator Jeff Sessions, nominated by President elect Donald Trump for Attorney General in his cabinet, which will take up office on January 20. Renominating Evo Morales Is People's Decision, Says Farmer Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7280&SEO=renominating-evo-morales-is-peoples-decision-says-farmer-leader La Paz, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Farmer leader Jhonny Pardo asserted today that renomination of Bolivian President Evo Morales was a decision by the social and union organizations, and demanded that Catholic Church representatives did not interfere in political affairs. Russia Fulfilled Its Mission in Syria with Blows to Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7276&SEO=russia-fulfilled-its-mission-in-syria-with-blows-to-terrorism Moscow, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Armed Forces fulfilled their mission in Syrian, giving harsh blows to terrorism, Defense Minister Serguei Shoigu stated today in an extended Military Council, with participation by President Vladimir Putin. Fidel Castro 'Man of the Year' in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7258&SEO=fidel-castro-man-of-the-year-in-russia Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Biographical Institute has granted the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro the award ''Man of the Year 2016'' in memoriam on international relations for his brilliant contributions to world history. Greater Integration, Central America's Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7238&SEO=greater-integration-central-americas-challenge Managua, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Consolidating unity and meeting the demands of the people are today two of the greatest challenges for the Central American Integration System (SICA, in Spanish), whose member States have agreed to push forward a sustainable development. 32 Dead and 69 Wounded in Explosion in Mexican Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7228&SEO=32-dead-and-69-wounded-in-explosion-in-mexican-market Mexico, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) At least 32 people were killed and 69 wounded by burns, the result of a series of explosions that occurred yesterday in the traditional pyrotechnic market of San Pablito, the largest of its kind in Mexico. Extremists Hinder Again Evacuation in Aleppo, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7224&SEO=extremists-hinder-again-evacuation-in-aleppo-syria Damascus, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Disagreements and clashes between terrorist groups have again put an end to the evacuation process of the eastern districts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, military sources reported. Bolivian Justice Requests US Extradition of Wanted Opposition Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7222&SEO=bolivian-justice-requests-us-extradition-of-wanted-opposition-leaders La Paz, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Opposition leader and former president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and his closest collaborators are expected to return to Bolivia to report their actions to justice, political and judicial officials declare today. Seismic and Geological Issues on the Agenda for Cuba-USA Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7219&SEO=seismic-and-geological-issues-on-the-agenda-for-cuba-usa-cooperation Washington, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States signed in this capital a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the exchange of information on seismic records and related geological information. Japanese Premier to visit Russia at the Beginning Next Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7218&SEO=japanese-premier-to-visit-russia-at-the-beginning-next-year Tokyo, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, announced his intention to visit Russia at the beginning of 2017 to meet with the president of that country, Vladimir Putin and dialogue on the bilateral territorial dispute. Russia, Turkey, Iran on Talks for Solution to Syrian Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7207&SEO=russia-turkey-iran-on-talks-for-solution-to-syrian-crisis Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia, Turkey and Iran are in talks for a diplomatic and political solution to the conflict in Syria and fight there against terrorism, not to overthrow its government, stated the Russian diplomat Serguei Lavrov. Merkel Urges Germans to Continue after Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7203&SEO=merkel-urges-germans-to-continue-after-terrorist-attack Berlin, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) German Federal chancellor, Angela Merkel has called on German citizens to stay calm and live without fear after yesterday''s attack on a Christmas market, which killed 12 and wounded more than 50. Erdogan: Assassination of Russian Ambassador is a Provocation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7190&SEO=erdogan-assassination-of-russian-ambassador-is-a-provocation Ankara, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, his condolences for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. UN General Assembly Honors Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7182&SEO=un-general-assembly-honors-fidel-castro United Nations, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations General Assembly has paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th. Russia Taking Attack on its Ambassador to U.N. Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7181&SEO=russia-taking-attack-on-its-ambassador-to-u.n.-security-council Moscow, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia will take to the U.N. Security Council the assassination of its Ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov, that has received worldwide condemnation and President Vladimir Putin called it a provocation. Putin: Russian Ambassador's Murder is a Clear Provocation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7173&SEO=putin-russian-ambassadors-murder-is-a-clear-provocation Moscow, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The attack against our ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov, is an act of provocation, aimed at undermining both Russian-Turkish relations and the settling of the Syrian crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Killed Russian Ambassador to Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7163&SEO=killed-russian-ambassador-to-turkey Ankara, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov died today after being shot by lone gunman during the opening of the major art exhibition hall Cagdas Sanatlar Merkezi in this capital. UN Celebrates National Consensus Government Formed in Lebanon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7158&SEO=un-celebrates-national-consensus-government-formed-in-lebanon United Nations Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, celebrated today the formation in Lebanon of a national consensus government and urged its political leaders to advance to the nation''s unity. Syria Demands That UN Implement Resolutions Against Terror http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7147&SEO=syria-demands-that-un-implement-resolutions-against-terror Damascus, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has sent a diplomatic note to the United Nations and the President of the Security Council asking them to implement their resolutions against terrorism, according media reports. Colombian Congress to Discuss Amnesty Law, Key for FARC-EP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7145&SEO=colombian-congress-to-discuss-amnesty-law-key-for-farc-ep Bogota, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Congress will today discuss the amnesty law linked with the peace process between the Government and FARC-EP insurgents. Buenos Aires on Transportation Strike this Morning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7142&SEO=buenos-aires-on-transportation-strike-this-morning Buenos Aires, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Buenos Aires wakes up today to a transportation strike for about two hours by members of the Union Tranviarios Automotor (Transport Workers Union) of Argentina, which is demanding changes on the income tax. Bolivia Seeks Legal Way to Nominate Evo Morales for Reelection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7129&SEO=bolivia-seeks-legal-way-to-nominate-evo-morales-for-reelection La Paz, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Social organizations and political leaders will discuss today four legal ways to nominate President Evo Morales for reelection in 2019. The IAEA's Head Praises Iran's Commitment to Nuclear Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7127&SEO=the-iaeas-head-praises-irans-commitment-to-nuclear-deal Tehran, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, who''s visiting Iran, praised today this country''s fulfillment of its commitments with the Nuclear Agreement its Government struck with six world powers. USA deports over 145,000 Mexican migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7125&SEO=usa-deports-over-145000-mexican-migrants Mexico City, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The US Government deported over 145,000 Mexican migrants between January and August this year, according to an official report here of the Ministry of Government. IOM: Central America and the Challenge of Irregular Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7118&SEO=iom-central-america-and-the-challenge-of-irregular-migration By Isabel Soto MayedoGuatemala Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The northern triangular area in Central America is more than ever in the public eye, because there are every time more adolescent girls and boys participating in migration flows and it answers to causes associated to an increase of that phenomenon. Trump Questioning of One-China Policy Extensively Rejected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7116&SEO=trump-questioning-of-one-china-policy-extensively-rejected By Damy Vales Beijing, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Statements by US President elect Donald Trump about his possible distance from the One-China policy, defended by this country, are causing more rejection than support, according to Chinese media. Lawyers Denounce Illegal Hindrances against Lula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7113&SEO=lawyers-denounce-illegal-hindrances-against-lula Brasilia, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva''s defense lawyers denounced today the stubbornness of creating artificial judicial hindrances to prevent his participation in 2018 elections. Defense Minister Calls to National Unity in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7112&SEO=defense-minister-calls-to-national-unity-in-venezuela Caracas, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of Defense, Vladímir Padrino, called the people to struggle for the invaluable good of national unity on occasion of commemorating the 186th anniversary of Liberator Simon Bolivar. Colombian President Thanks Pope for Supporting Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7104&SEO=colombian-president-thanks-pope-for-supporting-peace-process Bogota, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos thanked Pope Francis today for his support to the peace process and his willingness to mediate between him and ex-President Alvaro Uribe, fierce detractor of the recent agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP). UN Calls to Save Two-State Solution in Palestinian Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7102&SEO=un-calls-to-save-two-state-solution-in-palestinian-issue United Nations, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Countries of the five continents urged at the UN Security Council today to save through concrete actions the two-state solution, one Palestinian and another one Israeli, living peacefully under internationally recognized borders. Iran Reiterates Need to Stop Arms Supply to Syrian Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7080&SEO=iran-reiterates-need-to-stop-arms-supply-to-syrian-opposition Tehran, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Iran reiterated today that the Syrian crisis will end when the West and Arab countries of the Persian Gulf stop supporting and supplying weapons to opponents whose setbacks in Aleppo have now triggered nervousness in their sponsors. UN Security Council Discusses Israeli-Palestinian Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7072&SEO=un-security-council-discusses-israeli-palestinian-conflict United Nations, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is celebrating today its monthly analysis of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, in a scenario marked by the existence of two draft resolutions aimed at resolving the dispute. Bolivia: The Maritime Demand is a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7071&SEO=bolivia-the-maritime-demand-is-a-priority La Paz, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The issue of maritime demand to recover an exit to the Pacific Ocean is still a priority in Bolivia''s foreign policy, said the deputy foreign minister of the South American nation, Juan Carlos Alurralde. Attack will Not Remain Unpunished, Says Ecuadorian Gov't http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7067&SEO=attack-will-not-remain-unpunished-says-ecuadorian-govt Quito, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in Ecuador reiterated today that violent incidents occurred in the province of Morona Santiago will not remain unpunished and referred to the possible identification of the attackers, whose actions caused one fatality and seven injured people. Peace Voices to Back FARC-EP Transition to Colombian Political Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7063&SEO=peace-voices-to-back-farc-ep-transition-to-colombian-political-life Bogota, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The group Voces de Paz (Peace Voices) was registered today before the Colombian National Electoral Council (CNE) with the objective of facilitating the transition of the FARC-EP to the political life, said a joint communique by the Government and the guerrillas. Governor Surprised by Silence of US Government on Oscar Lopez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7060&SEO=governor-surprised-by-silence-of-us-government-on-oscar-lopez San Juan, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Governor of Puerto Rico Alejandro Garcia Padilla questioned today the silence of the United States Government regarding the pardon requested for political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera, after gathering more than 100,000 signatures. Argentina and its New Role as Temporary President of Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7058&SEO=argentina-and-its-new-role-as-temporary-president-of-mercosur Buenos Aires, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) In the middle of an intense meeting, which concluded with sharp remarks against Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, Argentina took on the temporary presidency of Mercosur with an agenda focused on priorities for business with the European Union. Venezuelan Foreign Minister to Meet with Uruguayan Organizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7041&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-to-meet-with-uruguayan-organizations Montevideo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez will cary out several activities in this capital, including meetings with social and political organizations, diplomatic sources informed. State of Emergency In Ecuador Province After Attack in Mining Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7034&SEO=state-of-emergency-in-ecuador-province-after-attack-in-mining-area Quito, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorians today are expecting to know the actions carried out by the Armed Forces of this country, following the attack by armed groups to a mining camp in the province of Morona Santiago, where it was declared a state of emergency. First Armed Terrorists Start Leaving Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7033&SEO=first-armed-terrorists-start-leaving-aleppo Aleppo, Syria, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The first groups of armed terrorists started leaving Ramuseh, Aleppo, today morning, after the last negotiations come to fruition. Struggle in US Senate to Confirm New State Secretary Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7025&SEO=struggle-in-us-senate-to-confirm-new-state-secretary-predicted Washington, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Nomination of John Bolton as the new State undersecretary by president elect Donald Trump threatens to start a ''total war'' in the senatorial process to confirm the official appointed, the website Politico said today. Pinochet's Widow Appears in Court on Charges of Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7023&SEO=pinochets-widow-appears-in-court-on-charges-of-corruption Santiago de Chile, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Dictator Augusto Pinochet''s widow, Lucia Hiriart, who is the life president of the Foundation Center of Chilean Mothers (CEMA-Chile) has been accused of corruption and has made a two-hour statement before the courts today. Putin Elected World Most Influential Figure for Fourth Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7017&SEO=putin-elected-world-most-influential-figure-for-fourth-time Moscow, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has been selected, for the fourth consecutive year, as the most influential figure in the world, in a list compiled by the US business magazine, Forbes. Cuba and USA Hold Fourth Meeting on Regulation Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7015&SEO=cuba-and-usa-hold-fourth-meeting-on-regulation-issues Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has reiterated the need to end the economic blockade of the United States against Cuba, which has lasted 54 years. Venezuela Summons Meeting to Solve Differences in Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7009&SEO=venezuela-summons-meeting-to-solve-differences-in-mercosur Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, summoned today a meeting for tomorrow in the context of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) about the Olivos Protocol, mechanisms to solve controversies in the regional bloc. Fast Track Helps Demobilization of Colombian Guerrilla, Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7001&SEO=fast-track-helps-demobilization-of-colombian-guerrilla-minister Bogota, Dec. 14 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Interior Minister Juan Fernando Cristo said today that the approval of the fast track mechanism for peace laws will accelerate the process of disarmament and demobilization of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Nicolas Maduro in Cuba to Celebrate 12 Years of ALBA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=7000&SEO=nicolas-maduro-in-cuba-to-celebrate-12-years-of-alba Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived today in Cuba on the occasion of the celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), reported the national television. About 75 Percent of Americans Support Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6985&SEO=about-75-percent-of-americans-support-relations-with-cuba Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) About 75 percent of Americans have favored the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, and 73 percent have supported an end to the economic blockade on the island, according to a Pew Research Center polling. International Organizations Confirm Presence in Ecuador Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6979&SEO=international-organizations-confirm-presence-in-ecuador-elections Quito, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) At least four international organizations confirmed their participation in the general elections of Ecuador as observers, revealed the president of the National Electoral Council, Juan Pablo Pozo. Venezuelan Businesspeople Support Government's Financial Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6969&SEO=venezuelan-businesspeople-support-governments-financial-measures Caracas, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The National Council of Productive Economy, made up of Venezuelan businesspeople from the public and private sector, expressed its support for the recent actions taken by President Nicolas Maduro. Cuba and Russia Extend Collaboration on Legal Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6961&SEO=cuba-and-russia-extend-collaboration-on-legal-issues Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Russia signed today here an agreement that will favor the transference of people sentenced to imprisonment to their original countries, something that extends bilateral collaboration in the criminal and legal areas. Cuba and EU in a New Stage of Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6956&SEO=cuba-and-eu-in-a-new-stage-of-bilateral-relations Brussels, 13 Dec (Prensa Latina) After the signing of a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, Cuba and the European Union (EU) are opening a new stage in bilateral relations in which they will seek to boost ties on the basis of equality, reciprocity and respect. Trump Nominates Exxon Mobil CEO as the Next US Secretary of State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6950&SEO=trump-nominates-exxon-mobil-ceo-as-the-next-us-secretary-of-state Washington, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump announced today that he has chosen Exxon Mobil CEO, Rex Tillerson, as Secretary of State for his Cabinet. Tillerson will take office on January 20th. Venezuelans Will Reject Coup Attempt by Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6943&SEO=venezuelans-will-reject-coup-attempt-by-parliament Caracas, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans will gather today at the Simón Bolívar Square in this capital to reject the coup attempt the political opposition wants to push through the National Assembly (AN), which illegally seeks to impeach President Nicolás Maduro. Antonio Guterres Sworn in as UN Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6927&SEO=antonio-guterres-sworn-in-as-un-secretary-general United Nations, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Antonio Guterres, from Portugal, was sworn in today as the ninth Secretary General in the history of the United Nations, a post that he will take on January 1st, 2017 for five years. MAS Congress to Analyze Ways to Help Evo Morales for Postulation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6925&SEO=mas-congress-to-analyze-ways-to-help-evo-morales-for-postulation La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Congress of the ruling Movement towards Socialism of Bolivia (MAS), slated for this week, will look into Constitutional ways towards President Evo Morales'' being able to present his candidacy for the 2019 elections. Corruption Accusation Blurs Brazil Senate President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6924&SEO=corruption-accusation-blurs-brazil-senate-president Brasilia, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Attorney General´s office accused today the president of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, of passive corruption and money laundry in relation to the state-owned oil producer Petrobras. Agreement with Cuba is a Strong EU Statement, Mogherini Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6914&SEO=agreement-with-cuba-is-a-strong-eu-statement-mogherini-says Brussels, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has issued a strong statement today after signing the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba and finally abolishing the ''common position'', the bloc''s diplomat, Federica Mogherini, said today. Evo Morales: Relations With the US Have to Be Based on Mutual Respect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6913&SEO=evo-morales-relations-with-the-us-have-to-be-based-on-mutual-respect La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today expressed his country''s willingness to have diplomatic relations with the entire world, including the United States, provided they are based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs. Court to Decide on Fast Tracking Peace Laws in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6909&SEO=court-to-decide-on-fast-tracking-peace-laws-in-colombia Bogotá, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Constitutional Court will today announce its decision on the use of fast tracking to process and issue peace laws, a decision considered key to both the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Number of Victims of Deadly Bombing in Turkey Increases to 44 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6902&SEO=number-of-victims-of-deadly-bombing-in-turkey-increases-to-44 Istanbul, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Health Minister, Recep Akdag, has announced that the number of fatalities caused by a double bombing near the Besiktas football stadium has increased to 44. Cuba, EU Sign Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6898&SEO=cuba-eu-sign-agreement-on-political-dialogue-and-cooperation Brussels, 12 Dec (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and the European Union (EU) have signed today a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, which is considered the framework for the development of ties on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual respect. Venezuelan Government Faces Speculative Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6891&SEO=venezuelan-government-faces-speculative-crisis 11 de diciembre de 2016, 11:37Caracas, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The business sector in Venezuela are acting on Sunday in the campaign against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro to make products more expensive and to speculate with the needs of the population. Three Angolan Candidates Run for Presidency of Electoral Arbitrator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6886&SEO=three-angolan-candidates-run-for-presidency-of-electoral-arbitrator Luanda, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Three candidates, including the outgoing president, are running for the presidency of the Electoral National Commission (CNE) of Angola, which will have next year''s elections as an immediate challenge. Cuba Is an Example of Human Rights Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6885&SEO=cuba-is-an-example-of-human-rights-worldwide Quito, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is today an example in the field of human rights, not only in Latin America but also globally, the facilitator of the peace process between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP), Henry Acosta, said on Sunday. Brazilians Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro in Pernambuco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6882&SEO=brazilians-pay-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-pernambuco Brasilia, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Social and cultural organizations, people''s movements and trade unions will pay tribute today to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in the northern Brazilian state of Pernambuco. Mexico to be Evaluated by UN Subcommittee on Torture Prevention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6876&SEO=mexico-to-be-evaluated-by-un-subcommittee-on-torture-prevention Mexico, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will be under scrutiny by the United Nations Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture, which will analyze compliance with recommendations made since 2008, was announced here today. Venezuela Highlights Cuba's Gratitude for Concert to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6874&SEO=venezuela-highlights-cubas-gratitude-for-concert-to-fidel Caracas, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The press highlighted today the words of gratitude of the Cuban ambassador in Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, during the concert to honor leader Fidel Castro at the III Latin American Festival of Caracas Sound Music. Santos: Colombia Achieved What Seemed Impossible: Ending the War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6872&SEO=santos-colombia-achieved-what-seemed-impossible-ending-the-war Oslo, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos affirmed upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize that the Colombian people is making possible what seemed impossible: ending a conflict that has lasted more than half a century. Russia Liberates Civilians in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6867&SEO=russia-liberates-civilians-in-syria Moscow, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 18,000 civilians were able to escape from areas under the control of armed groups in the eastern part of Aleppo, with the help of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria. Russia and Venezuela Condemn UN Resolution against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6861&SEO=russia-and-venezuela-condemn-un-resolution-against-syria United Nations, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Venezuela criticized here a resolution passed to allegedly end the humanitarian conflict in Syria, while pointing out the lack of assessment and the double standards on the issue. Perez Esquivel: Milagro Sala Is a Political Prisoner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6858&SEO=perez-esquivel-milagro-sala-is-a-political-prisoner Buenos Aires, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Peace Award Adolfo Perez Esquivel was emphatic, when he declared someone like Argentinean social leader Milagro Sala a political prisoner, sentenced before being taken to trial. Santos Awaits Fast Approval for Peace Legislations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6857&SEO=santos-awaits-fast-approval-for-peace-legislations Oslo, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos expressed his confidence that the Constitutional Court approves the use of the fast track, or mechanism in the Congress to apply and use of the peace legislations. Suriname: Cuba Is a Bastion of Inspiration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6854&SEO=suriname-cuba-is-a-bastion-of-inspiration Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is a bastion of inspiration, according to the Surinamese Ambassador to Cuba, Ike Desmond Antonius. IOM : Turkey Relocates More Than 20,000 Refugees in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6852&SEO=iom-turkey-relocates-more-than-20000-refugees-in-2016 Ankara, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Mission in Turkey of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has facilitated the relocation of more than 20 thousand refugees in 2016, according to data provided today. Ignacio Ramonet Denounces Reprisals for Book on Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6851&SEO=ignacio-ramonet-denounces-reprisals-for-book-on-fidel-castro Mexico, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The journalist and Spanish intellectual, Ignacio Ramonet, who is based in France, has condemned the repression he has suffered as a result of his book ''One Hundred Hours with Fidel'', according to the daily, La Jornada. Russia Criticizes Arms Supplies From US to Terrorists in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6844&SEO=russia-criticizes-arms-supplies-from-us-to-terrorists-in-syria Moscow, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia has criticized the lifting of the ban on the supply of weapons to extremist formations in Syria by the United States. Colombian President in Oslo to Receive Nobel Peace Prize http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6843&SEO=colombian-president-in-oslo-to-receive-nobel-peace-prize Oslo, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, accompanied by 20 special guests, arrived today in this capital, where he will be awarded tomorrow the Nobel Peace Prize of 2016. Raul Castro Welcomes Russian Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6838&SEO=raul-castro-welcomes-russian-vice-president Havana, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban president, Raul Castro, and the Government Vice president of the Russian Federation Dimitri O. Rogozin ratified here the excellent state of relations between the two countries, was reported here today. UNICEF: More Than 530 Million Children Live in Crisis Scenarios http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6835&SEO=unicef-more-than-530-million-children-live-in-crisis-scenarios United Nations, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) About 535 million children, one in four on the planet, live in countries affected by conflicts or disasters, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. General Strike in Greece vs. Government's Austerity Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6827&SEO=general-strike-in-greece-vs.-governments-austerity-measures Athens, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The main public and private unions in Greece started today a 24-hours strike to protest against the austerity measures implemented by the Government following the request of foreign creditors. Cuba Deplores Manipulation of Humanitarian Issues at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6826&SEO=cuba-deplores-manipulation-of-humanitarian-issues-at-un United Nations, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba deplored today at the United Nations the manipulation of the humanitarian issue, used as means to stage attacks and interfere in internal affairs of sovereign countries. Red Cross Asks Tel Aviv to Lift the Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6824&SEO=red-cross-asks-tel-aviv-to-lift-the-blockade Strip of Gaza, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Mamadou Sow, delegate of the International Red Cross in the Strip of Gaza, asked the authorities of Tel Aviv Thursday to lift all the restrictions imposed since 2007 to the Palestinian population in this enclave. CARICOM Countries Advocate for Elimination of US Blockade to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6822&SEO=caricom-countries-advocate-for-elimination-of-us-blockade-to-cuba Havana, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The secretary office of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), June Soomer, reiterated today here the need to finish the economic, financial and commercial blockade imnposed to Cuba for more than half a century, by governments of the United States. Russia and Germany Analyze Situation in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6816&SEO=russia-and-germany-analyze-situation-in-aleppo Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Germany have held serious talks in Hamburg on the crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo and access to humanitarian aid, according to local reports. Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia to Share Data on Air Tragedy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6805&SEO=colombia-brazil-and-bolivia-to-share-data-on-air-tragedy La Paz, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Prosecutors from Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia have promised to continue the investigation into the LaMia plane crash in Medellin and punish those responsible. Obama Reveals Frustrations during His Two Presidential Terms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6804&SEO=obama-reveals-frustrations-during-his-two-presidential-terms Washington, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Barack Obama admitted that his discrepancies with Congress to have them approve reforms in matters related to health care and the use of firearms were his greatest frustrations during his stay in the White House. Plaza de Mayo Mothers Stage Another Resistance March http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6802&SEO=plaza-de-mayo-mothers-stage-another-resistance-march Buenos Aires, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, who are a symbol of struggle and an example of dignity to the world, will carry out a new march of resistance in Buenos Aires today, escorted by hundreds of representatives of social organizations. Ecuador Initiates Coordination for the Transfer of G77 Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6799&SEO=ecuador-initiates-coordination-for-the-transfer-of-g77-presidency Quito, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador is hosting the first working meeting with a view to coordinate the transfer of the G77 + China Pro Tempore Presidency, to be assumed by this nation in 2017 as the successor of Thailand. Syrian Troops Advance in Aleppo, Says Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6791&SEO=syrian-troops-advance-in-aleppo-says-russia Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Reconciliation of Syrian rival parties said today that 47 communities in the eastern area of Aleppo have been recovered. Venezuela Denies Slander by Triple Alliance in Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6790&SEO=venezuela-denies-slander-by-triple-alliance-in-mercosur Caracas, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denied today the justifications used by some foreign ministers from the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) to politically isolate Venezuela and take its role as temporary president of the bloc. Request for Suspension of Capture Orders Against FARC-EP Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6787&SEO=request-for-suspension-of-capture-orders-against-farc-ep-members Bogota, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Enrique Santiago, a lawyer representing the Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces and the People''s Army (FARC-EP) stated on Wednesday that the Colombian Prosecutor Office should suspend orders for the capture of members of the guerrilla force, to facilitate their transfer to transition zones in Colombia. Valero: Fidel Castro Fought for the Best Causes in History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6786&SEO=valero-fidel-castro-fought-for-the-best-causes-in-history Paris, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro consecrated himself to fight for the best causes of human history, and that is why he pervades the soul of many people in the world, said the Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Valero in Paris on Wednesday. Geingob: Cuba and Fidel Defended Namibia When No One Did It http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6768&SEO=geingob-cuba-and-fidel-defended-namibia-when-no-one-did-it Windhoek, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Namibia''s President, Hage Geingob, stated that Cuba and Fidel Castro are very dear in the country because they defended the people and ''educated other 3,000 when no one else was willing to support us.'' Anti-Russian Campaign Rise in US Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6767&SEO=anti-russian-campaign-rise-in-us-denounced Moscow, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia has called a new stage of a ''witch hunt'' the US policy against this country since it is accusing it not only of meddling in electoral matters, but also of influencing the Congress. UN Recognizes Bolivia's Commitment to Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6764&SEO=un-recognizes-bolivias-commitment-to-human-rights La Paz, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Denis Racicot, has acknowledged the action of the Bolivian government today to comply with the international treaties in this area. Temer Goes no Further than March, bets Brazilian Writer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6759&SEO=temer-goes-no-further-than-march-bets-brazilian-writer Brasilia, Dec 7 (PL) Brazilian author and journalist, Eric Nepomuceno, predicted that the government of president Michel Temer will not last till next March and will fall down soon as a consequence of a ''coup inside the coup''. Venezuela Denounces Right-Wing Destabilizing Plot http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6747&SEO=venezuela-denounces-right-wing-destabilizing-plot Caracas, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Executive Vice President Aritobulo Isturiz warned today that the national political right, supported from abroad continues with its destabilizing agenda, including ciber-attacks against the country''s economy. Iraqi Forces Go on in Southwest of City of Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6744&SEO=iraqi-forces-go-on-in-southwest-of-city-of-mosul Baghdad, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The Iraqi governmental military forces are making progress in their offensive towards the center of the city of Mosul, after they crossed one of the bridges over the Tigris River, in the southwest of Mosul, despite they found a great resistance by the members of the Islamic State (DAESH in Arabic). MERCOSUR: Bolivia Condemns Campaign Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6737&SEO=mercosur-bolivia-condemns-campaign-against-venezuela La Paz, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Political parties and social movements from Bolivia have expressed their support for Venezuela and denounced the campaign, initiated today by right-wing governments, to annul the country''s presidency of Mercosur. Lebanese Municipality Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6726&SEO=lebanese-municipality-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro By Ulises Canales Nabatieh, Lebanon, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) A mural with an image of Fidel Castro and a greeting to Cuba has until today dominated the central square of Nabatieh, a Lebanese municipality. United States Presses Sale of Panamanian Newspapers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6724&SEO=united-states-presses-sale-of-panamanian-newspapers Panama, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) The pressures by the U.S. government on two Panamanian newspapers to sell their shares to third parties as the only way to remove extraterritorial sanctions have been revealed here today by the press. UN Unable to Access Occupied Eastern Areas in Syrian Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6716&SEO=un-unable-to-access-occupied-eastern-areas-in-syrian-aleppo United Nations, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The United nations (UN) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent continue unable to access, with humanitarian aid, the eastern areas in Aleppo, which continue occupied by armed groups, a spokesperson said here today. Venezuela Activates Process to Settle Disputes in MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6709&SEO=venezuela-activates-process-to-settle-disputes-in-mercosur Montevideo, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The permanent representative for Venezuela to the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and ALADI, Jose Felix Rivas, began the proceedings established in the Olivos Protocol for the settlement of Disputes in the regional bloc. Maduro Reiterates Willingness to Talk with Uruguayan Counterpart http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6708&SEO=maduro-reiterates-willingness-to-talk-with-uruguayan-counterpart Montevideo, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has reiterated today his readiness to hold talks with his Uruguayan counterpart, Tabare Vazquez, with regards to the latter''s support for the suspension of Venezuela as a full member of Mercosur. ''I am sure that when I talk to Vázquez face-to-face, he will recognize that we are right,'' he said and pointed out that the South Common Market (Mercosur) must seek the path of unity in diversity and not sectarianism and ideological persecution. Zuma: Mandela raised South Africa Over Apartheid's Ashes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6705&SEO=zuma-mandela-raised-south-africa-over-apartheids-ashes Pretoria, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma said today that Nelson Mandela, the first president of a free and democratic South Africa, laid the foundations for raising a young nation over the ashes of apartheid. Fidel, Chavez and the Intergration of ALBA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6699&SEO=fidel-chavez-and-the-intergration-of-alba By Odalys Troya San Salvador, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The combination of two great leaders, Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez has allowed the creation of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), an integrated mechanism with enormous value for the poor and needy, according to Jose Luis Merino, who is a member of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN)'s Political Commission. FAO Council Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro with Minute of Silence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6693&SEO=fao-council-pays-tribute-to-fidel-castro-with-minute-of-silence Rome, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today paid tribute with a minute of silence to the memory of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro Passes towards Immortality, Says Cuban Youth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6661&SEO=fidel-castro-passes-towards-immortality-says-cuban-youth Santiago de Cuba, Dec (Prensa Latina) The first secretary of the Union of Young Communists, Susely Morfa, affirmed today that the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, is passing towards immortality, while the new generations follow his legacy. Cuban Workers and Farmers Commit to Legacy of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6659&SEO=cuban-workers-and-farmers-commit-to-legacy-of-fidel-castro Santiago de Cuba, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban workers expressed today their commitment to continue the legacy of historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th at age 90. Unity of Youths and Veterans, Best Way to Honor Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6652&SEO=unity-of-youths-and-veterans-best-way-to-honor-fidel-castro Santiago de Cuba, Dec 3(Prensa Latina) President of the Association of Combattants of the Cuban Revolution (ACRC in Spanish) , José Antonio Carrillo, asserted today that the best way to render tribute to Fidel Castro is to maintain unity between youths and veterans. Raul Castro to Deliver Speech in Honor of Fidel in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6643&SEO=raul-castro-to-deliver-speech-in-honor-of-fidel-in-santiago-de-cuba Havana, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro will deliver the main speech of the ceremony in honor of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba. Fidel Castro Leaves a Legacy of Wisdom and Generosity, say Colombians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6601&SEO=fidel-castro-leaves-a-legacy-of-wisdom-and-generosity-say-colombians By Adalys Pilar Mireles Venezuelan Governor Evokes Legacy of Cuban Leader Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6600&SEO=venezuelan-governor-evokes-legacy-of-cuban-leader-fidel-castro Falcón, Venezuela, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the state of Falcón, Estela Lugo De Montilla, has recalled the legacy of the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, at the opening of the 2nd National Meeting of the Venezuela-Cuba Friendship and Solidarity Movement. Embassies in Spain Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6597&SEO=embassies-in-spain-pay-tribute-to-fidel-castro Madrid, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Ambassadors and officials from some twenty diplomatic missions in Spain have paid tribute today to the late historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Angolan Youth Decorates Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6593&SEO=angolan-youth-decorates-fidel-castro Luanda, Dec 2nd (Prensa Latina) The National Youth Committee of the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (JMPLA) have posthumously decorated the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, whose ashes will arrive in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba tomorrow. Caravan with Ashes of Fidel Castro Continues Journey to Santiago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6591&SEO=caravan-with-ashes-of-fidel-castro-continues-journey-to-santiago Camagüey, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) The caravan carrying the ashes of the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, left Camagüey at 07:00 for the country''s eastern region, after an overnight stop. Caravan with Ashes of Fidel Advances towards Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6537&SEO=caravan-with-ashes-of-fidel-advances-towards-santiago-de-cuba Santa Clara, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The caravan that carries the ashes of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, resumed its march today to Santiago de Cuba from this central city. Russian Media Highlights Tribute to Fidel Castro in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6523&SEO=russian-media-highlights-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-cuba Moscow, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian television today highlighted the tribute made by the Cuban people to the late historic leader of the revolution, Fidel Castro and the presence in Havana of an official delegation from Russia. Caravan with Ashes of Fidel Castro Is Heading for Santiago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6488&SEO=caravan-with-ashes-of-fidel-castro-is-heading-for-santiago Havana, November 30 (Prensa Latina) The Caravan of Liberty, with the ashes of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, left today for the Santa Ifigenia cemetery in Santiago de Cuba, as close as possible to his original route in January Of 1959. Cuban President Ratifies Continuity of Fidel Castro's Ideas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6487&SEO=cuban-president-ratifies-continuity-of-fidel-castros-ideas Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has reaffirmed here the Cuban people''s willingness to continue the ideas and work of the Commander-in-Chief of the Revolution, Fidel Castro. Statesmen Speak and Pay Respects at Fidel Castro's Funeral http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6485&SEO=statesmen-speak-and-pay-respects-at-fidel-castros-funeral Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Presidents and personalities from the five continents arrived here on Tuesday to participate in the posthumous tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Fidel Castro Lives in the History of Humanity, Evo Morales Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6484&SEO=fidel-castro-lives-in-the-history-of-humanity-evo-morales-says Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has said here that the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, will live forever in the history of humanity and his supporters. Zimbabwe's President Thanks Fidel Castro for His Contributions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6448&SEO=zimbabwes-president-thanks-fidel-castro-for-his-contributions Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has thanked the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, for the contributions he made to his country and the African people. Cubans Pay Tribute to Commander Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6433&SEO=cubans-pay-tribute-to-commander-fidel-castro Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The people of Cuba are today paying tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, a honorable man and an example of a revolutionary who, like the intellectual Jose Marti, cast his lot with the poor of our land. Fidel Castro, the Architect of Cuban Socialism, Says Xi Jinping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6432&SEO=fidel-castro-the-architect-of-cuban-socialism-says-xi-jinping Por Damy ValesBeijing, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Comrade Fidel Castro is the architect of Cuban socialism who left an outstanding imprint in the cause of the island''s national liberation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Tuesday with consternation. Russian Foreign Minister Stresses Fidel Castro's Universal Relevance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6429&SEO=russian-foreign-minister-stresses-fidel-castros-universal-relevance Moscow, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro made a great contribution to guarantee morale in the international arena, something we now lack, declared Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov when paying tribute here to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Frei Betto Calls for Keeping Castro's Ideals Alive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6421&SEO=frei-betto-calls-for-keeping-castros-ideals-alive Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian theologian Frei Betto urged the people here to keep the ideals of late historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro alive. Fidel Castro We Are Going to Miss You, Says Ramsey Clark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6415&SEO=fidel-castro-we-are-going-to-miss-you-says-ramsey-clark United Nations, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark said today that for his greatness, historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, who died on Friday at 90 years, will be missed in the world. United Nations' Members Pay Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6405&SEO=united-nations-members-pay-tribute-to-fidel United Nations, Nov. 28 (Prensa Latina) Diplomats from dozens of countries have expressed their sorrow over the death of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, at the island''s Permanent Mission to the UN, where a book of condolences has been opened today. Fidel Showed the Way and Now We Should Continue It- Che's Brother http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6400&SEO=fidel-showed-the-way-and-now-we-should-continue-it-ches-brother Buenos Aires, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro has showed us the way and now we have to continue it, Juan Martin Guevara, brother of Argentine-Cuban guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara, has told Prensa Latina. Bolivia Decrees National Mourning for the Death of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6390&SEO=bolivia-decrees-national-mourning-for-the-death-of-fidel-castro La Paz, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government today has declared a seven-day period of mourning for the death of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, considered by the president, Evo Morales, as a teacher of principles and values. Top Vietnamese Leaders Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6388&SEO=top-vietnamese-leaders-pay-tribute-to-fidel-castro Hanoi, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s top leaders have today paid tribute to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in the book of condolences which has been opened at the Cuban embassy in Vietnam. Ramonet: Fidel was the Defender of Latin American Dignity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6377&SEO=ramonet-fidel-was-the-defender-of-latin-american-dignity By Luisa María González Pars, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro was the defender of the dignity of Cuba, but also of all Latin America, said the intellectual Ignacio Ramonet today in France, after declaring himself deeply saddened by the death of the revolutionary leader. Mexico Communist Party's March and Vigil in Homage to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6376&SEO=mexico-communist-partys-march-and-vigil-in-homage-to-fidel Mexico, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Mexico held a march and vigil in honor of the late Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro, whose legacy, he affirmed, is still more valid than ever. Caribbean Leaders Highlight Fidel Castro's Political Stature http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6373&SEO=caribbean-leaders-highlight-fidel-castros-political-stature Bridgetown, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Caribbean leaders agreed to highlight the political stature of the Cuban Revolution''s historic leader, Fidel Castro, in messages of condolence and tribute in which they emphasize their friendship, support and solidarity with the peoples of the area. South African President Regrets Fidel Castro's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6370&SEO=south-african-president-regrets-fidel-castros-death Pretoria, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma on Saturday expressed sorrow over the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Palestinian President Expresses Condolences over Fidel's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6368&SEO=palestinian-president-expresses-condolences-over-fidels-death 0Ramallah, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmud Abbas, on Saturday expressed ''his deepest condolences'' over the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Syrian President Conveys Condolences over Fidel Castro's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6367&SEO=syrian-president-conveys-condolences-over-fidel-castros-death Damascus, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Under Fidel Castro''s leadership, Cuba succeeded in resisting hard sanctions and unfair campaigns in recent times, and it is a beacon for the freedom of the peoples all over the world, says the message of condolences sent by Syrian President . Latin American Presidents Express Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6359&SEO=latin-american-presidents-express-sorrow-over-fidel-castros-death Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Latin American presidents sent messages of condolence to Cuba today, after the death on Friday night of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Evo Morales: Fidel Castro Was a Master of Principles and Values http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6356&SEO=evo-morales-fidel-castro-was-a-master-of-principles-and-values La Paz, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Commander Fidel Castro was a master of principles and values, a protector of the people, a guide in the struggle against imperial domination, and he taught us how to face hegemonic forces, Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Saturday. Pope Francis Expresses Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6353&SEO=pope-francis-expresses-sorrow-over-fidel-castros-death Rome, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis sent a letter of condolences for Fidel Castro''s death to the President of the Councils of State and of Ministers, Raul Castro, the Vatican informed on Saturday. Uruguayan President Feels Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6352&SEO=uruguayan-president-feels-sorrow-over-fidel-castros-death Montevideo, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez on Saturday expressed sorrow over the death of the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Organizing Commission Informs People on Fidel's Funeral Rites http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6351&SEO=organizing-commission-informs-people-on-fidels-funeral-rites Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The Organizing Commission of the Central Committee of the Party, State and Government for the funeral rites of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro has informed the people on the ceremonies to be held to pay tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Fidel Castro Was Omar Torrijos' Friend and Teacher http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6350&SEO=fidel-castro-was-omar-torrijos-friend-and-teacher Panama, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Fidel was his teacher, he was very close to him, Celia Grasnell, secretary of General Omar Torrijos, recalled during an interview with Prensa Latina, in which she highlighted the particular relationship between both statesmen. Syrian Media Highlight Fidel's Transcendence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6344&SEO=syrian-media-highlight-fidels-transcendence Damascus, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media and major figures have highlighted the transcendence of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on Friday at the age of 90. Prensa Latina Publishes Full Text of Raul Castro's Address http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6342&SEO=prensa-latina-publishes-full-text-of-raul-castros-address Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro informed the Cuban people in a national address about the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Hurricane Otto Leaves Dead People in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6326&SEO=hurricane-otto-leaves-dead-people-in-costa-rica San Jose, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The course of Hurricane Otto on Costa Rica left an undetermined number of dead and disappeared people, particularly, in the province of Guanacaste, northwest of the country, as confirmed by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis himself. Colombian Congress Ready to Consider Validation of Peace Pact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6322&SEO=colombian-congress-ready-to-consider-validation-of-peace-pact Bogota, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Congress will discuss since next Tuesday the definitive agreement between the government and the FARC-EP with a view to its possible endorsement by that highest legislative body, news reports confirmed today. Cristina Fernández Ready to Launch New Political Platform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6308&SEO=cristina-fernandez-ready-to-launch-new-political-platform Buenos Aires, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The ex-President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez is ready today to launch a new political platform baptized as Federal Kirchnerist Current (CFK in Spanish) which will see the light next December 7. Galan Son Condemns Colombian State for His Father's Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6307&SEO=galan-son-condemns-colombian-state-for-his-fathers-death Bogota, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The son of former Liberal Party leader, Luis Carlos Galán, Juan Manuel, today condemned the Colombian state following the sentencing of a general for complicity in the murder of his father. UN: Violence against Women Is Serious Violation of Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6298&SEO=un-violence-against-women-is-serious-violation-of-human-rights United Nations, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has reiterated today that gender violence represents a serious violation of human rights and has called for an end to it through a collective action. Day of Struggle in 15 States in Brazil Against Loss of Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6297&SEO=day-of-struggle-in-15-states-in-brazil-against-loss-of-rights Brasilia, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) At least 15 states will today join to the call of the Brazilian Workers'' Confederation (CTB) to carry out new protests against the loss of rights which are being driven by the government of Michel Temer. Colombian Govt. FARC-EP Sign Definitive Peace Pact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6261&SEO=colombian-govt.-farc-ep-sign-definitive-peace-pact Bogota, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and the FARC-EP signed the second peace agreement today, with which they once again pledged to end the conflict between both parties, a consensus that replaces the previous one rejected in a plebiscite. Argentina Passes Mandatory Law of Presidential Debates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6250&SEO=argentina-passes-mandatory-law-of-presidential-debates Buenos Aires, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) With 152 votes in favor and 38 against the Argentine Congress, turned mandatory presidential debates into law. Cuban President Congratulates Patriarch Kirill on his 70th Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6249&SEO=cuban-president-congratulates-patriarch-kirill-on-his-70th-birthday Moscow, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz has congratulated to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, Kirill, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, according to diplomatic sources. Unasur Reiterates Concern over US' President-elect Posture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6245&SEO=unasur-reiterates-concern-over-us-president-elect-posture Quito, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) today continues to express concern after the victory of Donald Trump in the recent US election and how his win could affect the region. Maduro Makes Call to Respect Government Opposition Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6234&SEO=maduro-makes-call-to-respect-government-opposition-dialogue Caracas, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has urged the right-wing leaders to respect and comply with the agreements adopted during the Government-Opposition Dialogue that seeking to bring democratic order to the country. UN Calls for Actions to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6230&SEO=un-calls-for-actions-to-end-israeli-occupation-of-palestine United Nations, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O''Brien urged today the Security Council to take actions seeking the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, prevailing almost for 50 years. Most Americans Reject Construction of Border Wall with Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6229&SEO=most-americans-reject-construction-of-border-wall-with-mexico Washington, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Most Americans reject the idea of building a border wall with Mexican in order to avoid immigrants entering the United States, according to a poll by Quinninpiac University. Jose Miguel Insulza Expresses Desire to Run for Chilean Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6227&SEO=jose-miguel-insulza-expresses-desire-to-run-for-chilean-presidency Santiago de Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The former secretary general to the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, today confirmed his desire to be the Socialist Party candidate for the Chilean presidency. CARICOM Observers Satisfied with Elections in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6213&SEO=caricom-observers-satisfied-with-elections-in-haiti Georgetown, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Observers sent by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to monitor Sunday''s general elections in Haiti today expressed their satisfaction for the smooth development of that political process. Erdogan Accuses the EU of Aligning with Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6204&SEO=erdogan-accuses-the-eu-of-aligning-with-terrorists Istanbul, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today accused the European Union of refraining from taking concrete measures against terrorism during his speech to the Standing Committee on Economic and Trade Cooperation in Istanbul. Madres de Plaza de Mayo Ready for New Resistance March http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6195&SEO=madres-de-plaza-de-mayo-ready-for-new-resistance-march Buenos Aires, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo Association, Hebe de Bonafini, today said that the organization is ready for a new march of resistance on December 8th in which several organizations of this country will also participate. Colombian Government and FARC-EP Ready to Sign New Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6193&SEO=colombian-government-and-farc-ep-ready-to-sign-new-peace-agreement Bogota, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) After more than one month of uncertainty, marches and intense debates in Cuba and Colombia, the government and FARC-EP will sign a peace agreement that commits them to end a long conflict. Venezuela Boosts Global Petroleum Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6190&SEO=venezuela-boosts-global-petroleum-consensus Caracas, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela, Eulogio del Pino, highlighted that the Bolivarian government developed an extraordinary work to recover prices of the hydrocarbon that since 2014 until now keep being low. Panama Returned More than 3,000 Foreigners in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6182&SEO=panama-returned-more-than-3000-foreigners-in-2016 Panama, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian National Migration Service (SNM) has returned more than 3,800 foreigners with criminal records to their original countries so far this year, a source from the service asserted today. Mexico to Seek Bilateral Agreements if Transpacific Treaty Breaks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6180&SEO=mexico-to-seek-bilateral-agreements-if-transpacific-treaty-breaks Mexico, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will seek bilateral agreements to strengthen ties with the Asia-Pacific region if the Trans-Pacific Economic Cooperation Treaty (TTP) fails, the government warned today. Santos Condemns Violence against Community Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6168&SEO=santos-condemns-violence-against-community-leaders Bogotá, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos condemned today the violent escalation of community leaders and human rights defenders and announced that the Government will proceed forcefully against such crimes. Low Participation of Voters in Haitian Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6165&SEO=low-participation-of-voters-in-haitian-elections Port-au-Prince, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Citizen Observatory for Instututionalization of Democracy in Haiti (OCIDE) assured Tuesday that only 23 percent of the voters in this Caribbean island, went to the ballot boxes to exercise their right to vote last Sunday. Russia Denies Accusations of Threatening European Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6164&SEO=russia-denies-accusations-of-threatening-european-security Moscow, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Russia denied today accusations from the United States, saying it is a threat to the European security, because it deployed anti-aircraft complexes S-400 and Iskander in western Kaliningrad. Syria Denounces Turkish Attack on Civilians North of Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6139&SEO=syria-denounces-turkish-attack-on-civilians-north-of-aleppo Damascus, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish planes bombed the village of Al Shiej Nasser, north of the Syrian province of Aleppo, killing seven people and injuring 10 others, military sources reported in Damascus. Donald Trump Announces that the United States will Leave TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6135&SEO=donald-trump-announces-that-the-united-states-will-leave-tpp Washington, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump has reaffirmed his decision to withdraw the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) immediately after taking office in January 2017. German Court Rules that Snowden Invitation is Permitted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6134&SEO=german-court-rules-that-snowden-invitation-is-permitted Berlin, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The opposition in Germany have achieved partial success in the debate over the inviting former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, to a hearing of the parliamentary commission of inquiry into US espionage. Colombian Senator: News Is The End of War with FARC-EP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6098&SEO=colombian-senator-news-is-the-end-of-war-with-farc-ep Bogota, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Senator Roy Barreras, a spokesman of the Colombian government in talks with the FARC-EP, has said today that despite the setbacks of the referendum the real news is the ending of the conflict with the insurgent movement. Putin for Answers to NATO and Respect for Will of Crimea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6094&SEO=putin-for-answers-to-nato-and-respect-for-will-of-crimea Moscow, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin made a call today to respect the will of the people of Crimea by proclaiming their sovereignty, and explained the reasons for applying countermeasures to the encroachment of NATO on the country''s borders. Death Toll of Train Accident in India Increases to 133 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6087&SEO=death-toll-of-train-accident-in-india-increases-to-133 New Delhi, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the derailment of 14 wagons of a passenger train in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 133 today, while the number of wounded exceeded the 200. UN Urges Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6080&SEO=un-urges-inclusive-economic-growth-in-africa United Nations, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Africa Industrialization Day economic growth that will enable all people on the continent to realize their potential. APEC Summit Concludes Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6074&SEO=apec-summit-concludes-today Lima, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will conclude today with a two-day closed session between the leaders of the 21 participating countries and the subsequent signing of a joint statement. More than 100 Dead and 200 Injured in Train Crash in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6060&SEO=more-than-100-dead-and-200-injured-in-train-crash-in-india New Delhi, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) At least 115 people were killed and more than 200 injured today by derailing 14 wagons of a passenger train in northern India. Significant Inflow of Right-Wing Primaries in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6058&SEO=significant-inflow-of-right-wing-primaries-in-france Paris, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) More than one million citizens voted in the right-wing primaries held in France today, according to preliminary figures published at noon, which include the seven candidates for the 2017 presidential elections. Philippine President Holds Meetings with China and Russia Presidents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6054&SEO=philippine-president-holds-meetings-with-china-and-russia-presidents Manila, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte held separate meetings on bilateral relations with his counterparts from China and Russia at the summit of the APEC forum in Peru. Haiti Gets Ready for Elections Sunday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6050&SEO=haiti-gets-ready-for-elections-sunday Port-au-Prince, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) Haiti began this Sunday its first election round, to elect a president, 16 senators and 25 deputies, to complete the Parliament. UN Claims Human Right to Sanitation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6049&SEO=un-claims-human-right-to-sanitation United Nations, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, demanded in the World Day of Sanitation, commemorated Saturday, the access of all human beings to bathrooms, in order to stop the sanitary crisis in the planet. Russian President Attends in Peru APEC Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6040&SEO=russian-president-attends-in-peru-apec-summit Lima, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrived today to the Peruvian capital to participate in the Summit of the Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). South Sudan Rejects Sanctions Planned by the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6038&SEO=south-sudan-rejects-sanctions-planned-by-the-us Juba, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of South Sudan rejected Saturday the snactions against several South Sudanese political chiefs, and the embargo that the United States want to propose to the United Nations Security Council. Ecuador and China Establish Integral Strategic Association http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6036&SEO=ecuador-and-china-establish-integral-strategic-association By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Brazilian Foreign Minister to Visit Spain Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6035&SEO=brazilian-foreign-minister-to-visit-spain-next-week Brasilia, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Jose Serra, will visit Spain from November 21 to 23, to discuss bilateral issues and from the regional agenda, announced the Foreign Ministry. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6027&SEO=humanism-in-work-of-cuban-hisotrian-eusebio-leal-highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. FARC-EP on Peace Process: It's Plural and Definite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6025&SEO=farc-ep-on-peace-process-its-plural-and-definite Bogota, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Timoleon Jimenez, leader of Colombian rebel group Revoluionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) stated that the recently signed peace agreement with the Colombian government, is plural, definite, inclusive and with a possible implementation. President Bachelet Makes Changes in her Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6016&SEO=president-bachelet-makes-changes-in-her-cabinet Santiago, Chile, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Shortly before traveling to Peru for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, the Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced three new changes in her cabinet. Haitians Test their Electoral Machinery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=6001&SEO=haitians-test-their-electoral-machinery Port of Prince, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Haitians are carrying out an exercise that will test the electoral machinery they will put into action in Sunday''s elections. Unesco Immaterial Heritage Committee to Meet in Ethiopia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5992&SEO=unesco-immaterial-heritage-committee-to-meet-in-ethiopia París, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Intergovernment Committee for the Safeguard of the Immaterial Heritage will hold in Ethiopia its annual meeting in Ethiopia from November 28 to December 2, informed Unesco. Bolivia's Referendum on Good Governance in Effect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5991&SEO=bolivias-referendum-on-good-governance-in-effect La Paz, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Starting today, the order of good government will rule the 15 territorial entities that are based on the referendum on autonomous statutes and charters in Bolivia, official sources confirmed. Respect Among Political Parties in Venezuela Favors Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5955&SEO=respect-among-political-parties-in-venezuela-favors-dialogue Caracas, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan diplomats and representatives of the international community today highlight the need to adopt political behavior conducive to consensus between the Bolivarian government and the opposition in the peace talks. Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Ends Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5950&SEO=vietnamese-president-tran-dai-quang-ends-visit-to-cuba Havana, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese President, Tran Dai Quang, is concluding an official visit to Cuba today with the opening of a business forum for cooperation between the two nations. Jaramillo Calls for Fast Implimentation of New Columbian Peace Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5944&SEO=jaramillo-calls-for-fast-implimentation-of-new-columbian-peace-accord Bogota, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, Sergio Jaramillo, has urged the government to rapidly implement the agreements between the government and the FARC-EP to avoid situations that endanger the bilateral cease-fire. China President Begins Official Visit to Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5936&SEO=china-president-begins-official-visit-to-ecuador Quito, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Popular Republic of China, Xi Jinpin will today begin an official visit to Ecuador. The visit is considered by the Ecuadorian authorities as being the most important by a Head of State. One in 5 Children Displaced in Central African Republic, Says UNICEF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5930&SEO=one-in-5-children-displaced-in-central-african-republic-says-unicef United Nations,Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one in five children in the Central African Republic remain displaced or is a refugee following the violence that has killed thousands of people, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) said today. Havana Turns 497 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5892&SEO=havana-turns-497 Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Havana is turning today 497 years of its foundation with a renewed image on the coastal border, rejuvenated constructions and a different face in the old warehouses of the port. Cuba Starts Bastion 2016 Strategic Exercise http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5879&SEO=cuba-starts-bastion-2016-strategic-exercise Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Bastion 2016 strategic exercise has begun today in Cuba, as part of the preparation for the defense and with a view to raising the disposition of the troops and the population against possible attacks. Cuban President to Meet Vietnamese Peer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5878&SEO=cuban-president-to-meet-vietnamese-peer Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro will meet with his Vietnamese peer, Tran Dai Quang, who is carrying out an official visit to the Caribbean nation. Canada's Prime Minister Concludes Official Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5875&SEO=canadas-prime-minister-concludes-official-visit-to-cuba Havana, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, concludes today an official visit to Cuba, where he confirmed President Raul Castro his interest in strengthening economic and trade relations with Cuba. De la Calle: Agreement of Colombian Government and FARC-EP is Final http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5834&SEO=de-la-calle-agreement-of-colombian-government-and-farc-ep-is-final Bogota, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle stressed today that the recent agreement signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP, in Spanish) is the definitive one and ruled out another renegotiation, calling for its rapid implementation. UN Body Warns of Growing Food Shortage in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5832&SEO=un-body-warns-of-growing-food-shortage-in-syria Rome, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) About 9.4 million Syrians need help in the face of a reduction in food production caused by war and unfavorable weather conditions, warned the United Nations agencies: FAO and WFP. Guatemalan President Urges Migrants in US to Keep Calm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5815&SEO=guatemalan-president-urges-migrants-in-us-to-keep-calm Guatemala, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has urged Guatemalan migrants in the United States to keep calm, in light of the possible resumption of raids and deportations. Ban Ki-moon Calls on Trump to Recognize Climate Change Urgency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5812&SEO=ban-ki-moon-calls-on-trump-to-recognize-climate-change-urgency The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he hopes that Donald Trump understands the urgency and severity of climate change and the fight against it. Russia started attacks on terrorists in Aleppo, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5809&SEO=russia-started-attacks-on-terrorists-in-aleppo-syria Damascus, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The Russian frigate Admiral Grigorovich, from the naval group led by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, started an attack with Kalibr missiles against terrorist positions in Aleppo, Syria, as confirmed on Tuesday by military sources. Swedish Attorney General's Office Questions Assange in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5790&SEO=swedish-attorney-generals-office-questions-assange-in-london London, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Attorney General''s Office is interrogating the founder of the website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, at the Ecuadorian embassy in this capital, where he has been a refugee for more than four years. President; Stability in Haiti May Curb Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5781&SEO=president-stability-in-haiti-may-curb-migration Santo Domingo, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Haiti''s political stability may curb excessive migration from the country, according to the interim president of this nation, Jocelerme Privert. Colombia: Optimism for New Peace Agreement With FARC-EP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5777&SEO=colombia-optimism-for-new-peace-agreement-with-farc-ep Bogota, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The new pact signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) was applauded in the streets today and optimistically received by most political sectors. Puerto Rico: Request for Freedom of Political Prisoner Intensifies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5773&SEO=puerto-rico-request-for-freedom-of-political-prisoner-intensifies San Juan, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Requests for the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera have intensified today after the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. Syria Condemns Toxic Gas Terrorist Attack in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5771&SEO=syria-condemns-toxic-gas-terrorist-attack-in-aleppo Damascus, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army General Command today condemned terrorist groups who attacked areas of Naryab, in Aleppo with toxic gases, injuring dozens. Russia and Celac Address Bilateral Cooperation in Sochi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5769&SEO=russia-and-celac-address-bilateral-cooperation-in-sochi Moscow, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov is holding talks today in Sochi with the enlarged quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). Cuban Residents in Costa Rican Condemn U.S. Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5755&SEO=cuban-residents-in-costa-rican-condemn-u.s.-blockade San Jose, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban residents in Costa Rica on Sunday repeated their demand for the elimination of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba and the return of the naval base in Guantanamo, which is illegally occupied by the United States. Trump Eases Tone of Criticisms of Obamacare http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5752&SEO=trump-eases-tone-of-criticisms-of-obamacare Washington, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday eased the tone of his criticisms of the so-called Obamacare, a healthcare program that he promised to eliminate and that he is proposing to improve now. French Govt. Seeks to Extend State of Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5749&SEO=french-govt.-seeks-to-extend-state-of-emergency Paris, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The government of France is seeking to extend for several months the state of emergency decreed in the country a year ago, after the terrorist attacks on November 13, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday. Syria: 24-hour Deadline for Terrorists to Surrender in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5748&SEO=syria-24-hour-deadline-for-terrorists-to-surrender-in-aleppo Damascus, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army sent text messages and launched flyers on the eastern districts of Aleppo, offering terrorists 24 hours to surrender or leave the village. Riots in Mexican City due to Kidnapping of Priest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5744&SEO=riots-in-mexican-city-due-to-kidnapping-of-priest Mexico, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) Tension persists in the city of Catemaco, in the Mexican state of Veracruz, where protests and riots have been staged due to the kidnapping of the priest of the local church, Jose Luis Sanchez. Women Do Have Better Memories Than Men, Says Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5735&SEO=women-do-have-better-memories-than-men-says-study Washington, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Women have better memories than men. In a study published in the journal Menopause, women aged 45-55 years performed better in all memory measures, despite experiencing a decline around the menopause. Syrian Army Recovers New Areas in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5734&SEO=syrian-army-recovers-new-areas-in-aleppo Damascus, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and allied militias have recovered three new areas in western Aleppo, 350 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. Government-Opposition Dialogue Attracts Attention in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5718&SEO=government-opposition-dialogue-attracts-attention-in-venezuela Caracas, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The results of the second meeting of the government-opposition dialogue are have flooded the media and attracted public attention in Venezuela after a day without concrete agreements, but with progress in the negotiations. Japan: 6.2 Earthquake Hits Eastern Coast, Strong Aftershocks Expected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5722&SEO=japan-6.2-earthquake-hits-eastern-coast-strong-aftershocks-expected Tokyo, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit eastern Japan today, according to the US Geological Survey. French Prime Minister Admits Terrorist Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5715&SEO=french-prime-minister-admits-terrorist-threat Paris, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) A year after the terrorist attacks in Paris, on November 13th, 2015, the threat of terrorism is still present in France and Europe, said Prime Minister Manuel Valls in an article published on Saturday. Russia is Ready to Extend Humanitarian Pause in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5713&SEO=russia-is-ready-to-extend-humanitarian-pause-in-aleppo Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MinDef) announced today its willingness to extend a humanitarian pause in the Syrian city of Aleppo, if the UN supplies food and evacuates wounded and sick from the city''s eastern part. Russia Denounces Provocations Against its Embassies in the West http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5708&SEO=russia-denounces-provocations-against-its-embassies-in-the-west Moscow, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the calls of several Western countries to protest against its embassies and urged to compliance with the Vienna Convention, including the security guarantees for the missions. Iraqi Elite Forces Resume Offensive and Enter Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5704&SEO=iraqi-elite-forces-resume-offensive-and-enter-mosul Baghdad, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Counter-Terrorist Service (CTS) troops resumed today the military operations in Mosul and entered several neighborhoods in that city, supported by the international air forces , while terrorist executed dozens of civilians. Bolivia to Denounce Almagro's Interventionist Stance Before OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5691&SEO=bolivia-to-denounce-almagros-interventionist-stance-before-oas La Paz, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Diego Pary, said today that his government will denounce the organization''s secretary general, Diego Almagro, due to his intervention in internal affairs. FARC-EP Optimistic About Final Pact with Colombian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5686&SEO=farc-ep-optimistic-about-final-pact-with-colombian-government Bogota, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP''s chief spokesperson, Iván Márquez affirmed today that the extraordinary effort made at the dialogue table with the Colombian government will soon be awarded with a definitive peace agreement. Pope Francis Addresses Current Issues in an Interview http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5685&SEO=pope-francis-addresses-current-issues-in-an-interview Rome, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The situation of refugees and immigrants is today the main concern for Pope Francis, who expressed his interest in the immigration crisis in an interview with the newspaper La Repubblica, published today. Expectation in Venezuela for Government and Opposition Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5673&SEO=expectation-in-venezuela-for-government-and-opposition-talks Caracas, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Halfway between hope and uncertainty, millions of Venezuelan citizens await the outcome of government talks with the opposition on the subject of peace in the country, the preliminary results of which will be announced today. Russia Confirms Use of Chemicals by Terrorists in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5667&SEO=russia-confirms-use-of-chemicals-by-terrorists-in-syria Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MinDef) has confirmed the use of chemical substances by terrorist groups in the Syrian city of Aleppo, after conducting laboratory tests on launched projectiles. Brazil Day of Strikes and Stoppages Against Government Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5666&SEO=brazil-day-of-strikes-and-stoppages-against-government-agenda Brasilia, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will, today, experience a national day of strikes, stoppages and protests convened by trade unions, the People Without Fear Front and Brazil''s Popular Front to protest against ‘the government''s conservative agenda'' which is being promoted by Michael Temer, a president who was not elected. Russia and CELAC to Analyze Cooperation and Trump's Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5654&SEO=russia-and-celac-to-analyze-cooperation-and-trumps-victory Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Russia will analyze on November 14-15, in Sochi, bilateral cooperation and the electoral victory achieved by multimillionaire businessman Donald Trump, the Foreign Ministry said today. Jamaican Gov't Reiterates Willingness to Fight Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5651&SEO=jamaican-govt-reiterates-willingness-to-fight-human-trafficking Kingston, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Despite advances in combating trafficking in persons in Jamaica, minister of Justice in this country Delroy Chuck reiterated the government''s willingness to strengthen the fight against this social scourge. Maduro Criticizes Boycott by Local Opposition to Gov't http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5649&SEO=maduro-criticizes-boycott-by-local-opposition-to-govt Caracas, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro criticized the local opposition Thursday, because they do not evaluate the value of the social programs, and try to boycott the work of the government to solve the economic difficulties of Venezuela. Russia Against Humanitarian Pause to Arm Terrorists in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5636&SEO=russia-against-humanitarian-pause-to-arm-terrorists-in-syria Moscow, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Minister rejected the idea to prolong with humanitarian pauses in the Syrian city of Alepo to allow the rearm of terrorists, instead of using the pauses, to supply help for the civilians. Evo Asks Trump to End US Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5633&SEO=evo-asks-trump-to-end-us-blockade-against-cuba La Paz, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales requested today United States President-elect Donald Trump to end the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed to Cuba for more than half a century. Brazilian Group Launches Campaign in Defense of Lula and Rule of Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5611&SEO=brazilian-group-launches-campaign-in-defense-of-lula-and-rule-of-law Brasilia, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Progressive social movements, unions and political parties will launch a campaign in Sao Paulo today to defend democracy, the rule of law and former Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. UN Celebrates World Science Day for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5608&SEO=un-celebrates-world-science-day-for-peace United Nations, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations today celebrates World Science Day for Peace and Development with a call for its dissemination as a tool to improve the lives of humanity. Lavrov Denounces Double Standards of the West in Syrian Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5602&SEO=lavrov-denounces-double-standards-of-the-west-in-syrian-conflict Moscow, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced the double standards of the West when facing actions by terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. UN Recognizes Progress in Liberation of Mosul From the Islamic State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5591&SEO=un-recognizes-progress-in-liberation-of-mosul-from-the-islamic-state United Nations, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The UN Special Representative for Iraq Jan Kubis today congratulated the authorities in Iraq for their progress in the offensive to free Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). El Salvador: CELAC Countries Analyze Progress Made in Family Farming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5578&SEO=el-salvador-celac-countries-analyze-progress-made-in-family-farming San Salvador, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd CELAC Ministerial Meeting on Family Farming began today in the capital of El Salvador in order to analyze the progress made in the fight against hunger. Obama Calls for Unity After Trump Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5577&SEO=obama-calls-for-unity-after-trump-victory Washington, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) In his first message after the electoral victory of Republican Donald Trump, US President Barack Obama has called on US citizens to come together in unity, inclusion and respect. Twitter Campaign Favors Peace Pact With Colombian Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5571&SEO=twitter-campaign-favors-peace-pact-with-colombian-guerrilla Bogota, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian politicians have been promoting from social networks a campaign to support the current phase of talks between the government and the insurgent FARC-EP in order to persevere in these talks until an agreement is urgently reached. Expectations In Venezuela for Results of Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5560&SEO=expectations-in-venezuela-for-results-of-dialogue Caracas, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The results of the dialogue between the Government and the opposition in Venezuela are today the gossip of the entire country, where a feeling of hope transcends political boundaries and surpasses those doomed to failure. Russian Naval Group Ready to take action in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5553&SEO=russian-naval-group-ready-to-take-action-in-syria Damascus, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Press reports in the Syrian capital have stressed that the Russian naval battle group, headed by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, is ready to take action against the terrorists in Aleppo. Trump Calls for Unity of Americans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5550&SEO=trump-calls-for-unity-of-americans Washington, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) US President-elect Donald Trump called on Americans to join and promised that he would be the leader of all his compatriots. Bolivia: Legal Process on Bolivian Opposition Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5536&SEO=bolivia-legal-process-on-bolivian-opposition-leader La Paz, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera, today introduced documents involving the opposition leader and businessman Samuel Doria Medina in a case of tax evasion with economic prejudice to the state. Trump Votes at a New York Voting Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5517&SEO=trump-votes-at-a-new-york-voting-center Washington, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cast his ballot at a New York voting center today, surrounded by a security detail. Evo: USA Demonizes Democracies Forged by the People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5511&SEO=evo-usa-demonizes-democracies-forged-by-the-people La Paz, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today condemned the United States'' intention to demonize democracies legitimately forged by the people, following criticism by the White House of the Nicaraguan electoral process. Clinton Casts Vote in USA Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5510&SEO=clinton-casts-vote-in-usa-elections Washington, DC, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The democratic candidate Hillary Clinton voted today in the elections that could make her the first woman president of the United States. Putin Open to Dialogue with Winner to US Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5497&SEO=putin-open-to-dialogue-with-winner-to-us-presidential-elections Moscow, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his willingness to dialogue with whomever is the winner of today''s presidential elections in the United States, especially with those whomever is willing to develop bilateral ties. US: Clinton with 90 Percent Chance of Winning the Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5495&SEO=us-clinton-with-90-percent-chance-of-winning-the-elections Washington, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) A poll by Reuters / Ipsos / States of the Nation predicted that the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is 90 percent likely to reach victory today at the polls. Southern Countries Demand Security Council Reform at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5490&SEO=southern-countries-demand-security-council-reform-at-un United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Saint Lucia defended today on behalf of more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia for an immediate reform of the United nations (UN) Security Council, to adjust it to the current international situation. Fraud in Brexit Campaign Denounced in the United Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5486&SEO=fraud-in-brexit-campaign-denounced-in-the-united-kingdom London, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The campaign carried out in favor of the British withdrawal from the European Union (EU) or Brexit, is investigated for supposed violation of the Electoral Law in the United Kingdom by deception, a spokesperson for the Attorney General''s Office revealed today. Supreme Electoral Council Confirms Victory of Daniel Ortega http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5480&SEO=supreme-electoral-council-confirms-victory-of-daniel-ortega Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) of Nicaragua confirmed today the victory of President Daniel Ortega in the general elections of last Sunday, after posting the results of 99.8 percent of the polling stations. Free Transit Does Not Exist, Says President Evo Morales http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5467&SEO=free-transit-does-not-exist-says-president-evo-morales La Paz, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, today called once again to international organizations to verify the serious harm caused to the exports and imports of the country by obstacles in the territory of Chile. France: Parliamentary Initiative to Oust French President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5463&SEO=france-parliamentary-initiative-to-oust-french-president Paris, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Conservative deputy, Pierre Lellouche today presented a draft resolution before the National Assembly demanding the removal of French President, Francois Hollande, for recently revealing confidential information. UN Begins Verification of Ceasefire in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5456&SEO=un-begins-verification-of-ceasefire-in-colombia Bogota, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The UN political mission today began the verification of the bilateral cease-fire decreed by the Colombian government and the insurgent FARC-EP in August, a result of the peace agreements between the two sides. Venezuela: Opposition Seeks Leaving Government Leaderless http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5453&SEO=venezuela-opposition-seeks-leaving-government-leaderless Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The opposition in Venezuela is focusing its efforts to leave the government of President Nicolas Maduro without a leader and is threatening to withdraw from the dialogue with authorities if that objective is not achieved. Ortega Swepts of Victory in Nicaragua's Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5448&SEO=ortega-swepts-of-victory-in-nicaraguas-elections Managua, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Counted 66.3 percent of polling stations, the Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) in Nicaragua has been ratified today in a second preliminary victory of President, Daniel Ortega, in the November 6 general elections. Humanitarian Aid Reaches Several Syrian Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5443&SEO=humanitarian-aid-reaches-several-syrian-provinces Damascus, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Distribution of humanitarian aid in regions of the Syrian provinces Deir ez-Zor, Homs, al-Suwayda, Tartus and Aleppo continued in recent hours, according to information circulated today in this capital. Iraq: Eighteen People Die becauase of Bomb Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5442&SEO=iraq-eighteen-people-die-becauase-of-bomb-attacks Baghdad, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) At least 18 persons died and more than 30 were wounded today due to bomb attacks in Tikrit and Samarra, two cities north of this capital, reported Iraqi security sources. Order and Calm in Presidential Elections in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5440&SEO=order-and-calm-in-presidential-elections-in-nicaragua Managua, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Vicepresident of Nicaragua, Moises Omar Hallesleven, highlighted today the order and calm in the general elections process being held here today. Time Ending for Democratas and Republicans to Promote Candidates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5433&SEO=time-ending-for-democratas-and-republicans-to-promote-candidates Washington, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Less than 48 hours before electing the new President of the United States, Republicans and Democrats occupy today the main TV spaces, in a last attempt to convince undecided voters. Political Dialogue Makes Headlines in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5424&SEO=political-dialogue-makes-headlines-in-venezuela Caracas, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The political dialogue between the Government and the opposition in Venezuela, as well as the population''s support for the process fostered by President Nicolas Maduro, marked headlines in this week. USA: Economy, Hottest Issue in Hillary-Trump Campaigns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5421&SEO=usa-economy-hottest-issue-in-hillary-trump-campaigns Washington, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The economy is one of the most outstanding topics in the dispute between candidates to the U.S. Presidency, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Brazil: WP Legislators Condemn Brutal Aggression on Landless http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5418&SEO=brazil-wp-legislators-condemn-brutal-aggression-on-landless Brasilia, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the Workers Party (WP) in the Chamber of Deputies condemned today the brutal aggression against members and facilities linked to the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra, MST, (Landless Workers'' Movement) of Brazil. Spanish Unions Describe Rajoy's Management as Unchanged http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5408&SEO=spanish-unions-describe-rajoys-management-as-unchanged Madrid, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The two main unions of Spain described today the new management of Mariano Rajoy as unchanged, for keeping the core in areas of economic policy. Clinton Leads Trump by 1.3 Points Four Days Before Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5381&SEO=clinton-leads-trump-by-1.3-points-four-days-before-elections Washington, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Just four days before the presidential elections in the United States, the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, maintains a slight lead of 1.3 points over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, according to an average of all the national polls. New Evacuation of Migrant Camp in Paris Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5379&SEO=new-evacuation-of-migrant-camp-in-paris-begins Paris, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) French authorities have begun dismantling a migrant camp in the vicinity of the metro station of Stalingrad, in Paris, where more than 2500 migrants are concentrated. Social Sectors Calls to Respect Electoral Results in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5376&SEO=social-sectors-calls-to-respect-electoral-results-in-nicaragua Managua, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua is currently going through electoral silence, before which several social sectors called to respect the results of the general elections that will be held on November 6. Russia Welcomes Decision to Investigate US Crimes in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5370&SEO=russia-welcomes-decision-to-investigate-us-crimes-in-afghanistan 03 de noviembre de 2016, 17:28Moscow, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia welcomed today announcement that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is ready to initiate a full investigation of a range of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, during the conflict in the Asian country. Iraqi Troops Advance in Mosul, Islamic State Leader Asks to Resist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5363&SEO=iraqi-troops-advance-in-mosul-islamic-state-leader-asks-to-resist Baghdad, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Shiite Units of the People''s Mobilization (MP) cut today the route between Mosul ans the Syrian city of Raqqa, while the Islamic State Leader (IS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urged to resist until the end. Cuba Urges USA to Comply with Duties as UN Host http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5358&SEO=cuba-urges-usa-to-comply-with-duties-as-un-host United Nations, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba called the United States today to comply with its obligations as the host country of the United Nations (UN) lifting the selective and discriminatory measures applied against Cuban diplomats. US: Resignation of FBI Director James Comey Requested http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5351&SEO=us-resignation-of-fbi-director-james-comey-requested Washington, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) FBI Director James Comey, should immediately resign his position to preserve the integrity of the federal agency and the American democratic process, according to the daily, The Hill. USA: Clinton Three Points Ahead of Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5345&SEO=usa-clinton-three-points-ahead-of-trump Washington, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has a three-point lead over Republican opponent, Donald Trump, just five days before the presidential election, a survey released today reveals. Venezuelans Mobilized in Support of Government-Opposition Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5332&SEO=venezuelans-mobilized-in-support-of-government-opposition-dialogue Caracas, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan people has taken the streets of this capital today to reaffirm their support for dialogue between the government of Nicolas Maduro and the opposition, despite this sector continues its hostile policy. New Terrorist Attacks in Aleppo, Syria, Despite Truce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5330&SEO=new-terrorist-attacks-in-aleppo-syria-despite-truce Damascus, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups in Aleppo today continue their attacks in the western part of the city and caused wounds to eight people, including two children, despite another truce decreed a few hours ago, military sources indicated. Bashar Al-Assad: United States Makes Truces Fail http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5328&SEO=bashar-al-assad-united-states-makes-truces-fail Damascus, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The United States and the West are totally responsible for the failure of the truce in Aleppo, said the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in an interview with the Serbian newspaper Politika. Evo Condemns Almagro's interference in Bolivia and Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5317&SEO=evo-condemns-almagros-interference-in-bolivia-and-venezuela La Paz, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned today the intrusion of the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, in the internal affairs of his country and Venezuela. Shoigu: NATO Forcing Russia to Take Reciprocal Defensive Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5311&SEO=shoigu-nato-forcing-russia-to-take-reciprocal-defensive-measures Minsk, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The US and NATO are building up their offensive capabilities on the Western borders of Russia and its ally Belarus, prompting Moscow to take reciprocal measures, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said. Implementation of Peace Agreement Could be Through Congress; Santos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5305&SEO=implementation-of-peace-agreement-could-be-through-congress-santos London, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, ruled out today the holding of a new referendum to endorse the upcoming peace agreement with the FARC-EP and had suggested the possibility of implementing it through Parliament. New Poll Shows Tie Between Clinton and Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5298&SEO=new-poll-shows-tie-between-clinton-and-trump Washington, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Less than a week before the US election polls poorly define picture, when one of them speaks today of a tie between Republican, Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. France: Minor Migrants Moved to Reception Centers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5289&SEO=france-minor-migrants-moved-to-reception-centers Paris, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) More than one thousand unaccompanied migrant children will be moved today to shelters in several locations in France, as a final step of the dismantling of the irregular camp at the northern city of Calais. Al-Assad: Syria Will Defeat Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5285&SEO=al-assad-syria-will-defeat-terrorism Damascus, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army will get rid Syria of terrorists, said President Bashar al-Assad, who denounced the support from the United States to these groups, according to the national media. Vice President Trusts Dialogue to Keep Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5274&SEO=vice-president-trusts-dialogue-to-keep-peace-in-venezuela Caracas, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz asserted that dialogue between the Government and the opposition is the best democratic choice to guarantee peace and economic development in the country. FBI Checks New Emails Linked to Investigation on Clinton http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5255&SEO=fbi-checks-new-emails-linked-to-investigation-on-clinton Washington, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The FBI uses a special software to determine whether the newly discovered emails from an assistant of the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton contain classified information, The New York Times reported today. Western Sanctions Aggravate Suffering of Syrians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5248&SEO=western-sanctions-aggravate-suffering-of-syrians Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Western sanctions imposed to the Syrian society have aggravated the suffering of the people, amid a war worsened from abroad, Deputy Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Samer Al Khalil, said here today. The New York Times: Trump Evaded Taxes in the '90s http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5247&SEO=the-new-york-times-trump-evaded-taxes-in-the-90s Washington, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Republican candidate for the US presidency, Donald Trump, avoided reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable income in the early 1990s, accodring to The New York Times. Syria: Terrorists Attack UN Headquarters in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5243&SEO=syria-terrorists-attack-un-headquarters-in-aleppo Damascus, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Today terrorists attacked the headquarters of the United Nations and the newspaper reporters in the building that occupies the Shebaa hotel in the city of Aleppo, military sources confirmed. Russian Naval Group Arrives in Mediterranean Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5240&SEO=russian-naval-group-arrives-in-mediterranean-sea Moscow, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu announced on Tuesday the arrival in the Mediterranean Sea of a Russian naval group led by the battlecruiser Peter the Great, and denounced abuses committed by armed groups in Syria. Colombian President Arrives in UK on a State Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5215&SEO=colombian-president-arrives-in-uk-on-a-state-visit London, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Invited by Queen Elizabeth II, the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, arrived here today to fulfill a state visit, the first by a president of this Andean nation to the UK with that category. FBI Director Criticized After Reopening Investigation Against Clinton http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5214&SEO=fbi-director-criticized-after-reopening-investigation-against-clinton Washington, Oct 31 (PL) The Democrat Steve Cohen, representative of the US state of Tennessee, today called for the resignation of FBI Director James Comey, after he announced on Friday the reopening of an investigation into Hillary Clinton. Rajoy Gets Presidency of the Spanish Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5207&SEO=rajoy-gets-presidency-of-the-spanish-government Madrid, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the right-wing Popular Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy, today sworn in as president of the Government of Spain before King Felipe VI, after being re-elected last Saturday by the Congress of Deputies. Fear, Anxiety and Uncertainty in Central Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5204&SEO=fear-anxiety-and-uncertainty-in-central-italy Rome, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Fear, anxiety and uncertainty are the predominant feelings today in the towns of central Italy devastated by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake and where the temperatures are getting colder. Venezuela: Dialogue of the Government with the Opposition Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5199&SEO=venezuela-dialogue-of-the-government-with-the-opposition-begins Caracas, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The public dialogue between the government and the opposition for peace in Venezuela begins here today, but the envoy of the Catholic Church, Emil Paul, announced that it would be carried out in the Margarita Island, in the state Nueva Esparta. South Africa: 831 People Arrested for Violence in University Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5198&SEO=south-africa-831-people-arrested-for-violence-in-university-protests Pretoria, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) Charges including violence, intimidation and malicious damage to property are pressed today against at least 831 people arrested by the South African police during the wave of protests in universities. Trump Worries about Progress of Independent Candidate in Utah http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5196&SEO=trump-worries-about-progress-of-independent-candidate-in-utah Washington, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The presidential candidate Donald Trump attacked his contender Evan McMullin by calling him a ''puppet'' and with accusations of endangering the Republican nomination, in case the independent wins in the state of Utah. Italy: Today's Earthquake is the Strongest Recorded in 36 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5195&SEO=italy-todays-earthquake-is-the-strongest-recorded-in-36-years Rome, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The 6.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked central Italy is the most violent recorded in this country over the last 36 years, according to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV, in Spanish). Angola to Attend Summit of Portuguese Speaking Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5192&SEO=angola-to-attend-summit-of-portuguese-speaking-countries Luanda, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from Angola will participate in the 21st ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPSC), scheduled to begin on Monday in Brasilia, local media reported, quoting diplomatic sources. Former Spanish Socialist Leader Resigns to Seat in Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5190&SEO=former-spanish-socialist-leader-resigns-to-seat-in-congress Madrid, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The former leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers'' Party (PSOE), Pedro Sanchez, resigned on Saturday to his seat in Congress to protest against the group''s decision to facilitate a new conservative government led by Mariano Rajoy. Cuba Joins Continental Event for Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5188&SEO=cuba-joins-continental-event-for-democracy Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) With a demonstration for the defense of sovereignty, Cuba will join the continental event for Democracy and against Neoliberalism on November 4, local press reported on Saturday. China Calls for Stronger Coop between UN, Regional Organizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5184&SEO=china-calls-for-stronger-coop-between-un-regional-organizations Beijing, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) China called for a stronger partnership between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in the fields of peace and security, the government informed here on Saturday. New Referendum Would Ruin Havana Peace Agreements, Samper Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5177&SEO=new-referendum-would-ruin-havana-peace-agreements-samper-says Quito, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ernesto Samper, said on Friday that another referendum would ruin the progress achieved in Havana in the peace negotiations between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). UN Condemns Attack on Russian Embassy in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5175&SEO=un-condemns-attack-on-russian-embassy-in-syria Moscow, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council condemned a mortar attack on the Russian Embassy in Damascus from zones controlled by the Syrian armed opposition, local television reported on Saturday. Colombian Govt, FARC-EP Seek New Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5167&SEO=colombian-govt-farc-ep-seek-new-peace-agreement Havana, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The government of Colombia and the FARC-EP confirmed here today the resume of talks next November 3 in order to establishing a new peace agreement for that country. Evo Morales Confirms Nicolas Maduro's Visit to Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5165&SEO=evo-morales-confirms-nicolas-maduros-visit-to-bolivia La Paz, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, confirmed today that his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, will visit Bolivia on December 18th. CARICOM Highlights Importance of Investment for Caribbean Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5158&SEO=caricom-highlights-importance-of-investment-for-caribbean-agriculture Georgetown, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Irwin LaRocque, highlighted today the importance of investment for boosting the development of agriculture in the region. Clinton Raises Twice as Much Funds as Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5153&SEO=clinton-raises-twice-as-much-funds-as-trump Washington, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic candidate for the U.S. presidency, Hillary Clinton, has raised twice the amount of money for her presidentail campaign as has her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, after raising $101 million USD in October''s first weeks. Haitian President Calls for Ensuring Aid Distribution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5151&SEO=haitian-president-calls-for-ensuring-aid-distribution Port au Prince, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Haitian President Jocelerme Privert stressed today the need to ensure strict compliance with the distribution of humanitarian aid to the families affected by Hurricane Matthew. Foreign Ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran Discuss Ending Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5144&SEO=foreign-ministers-of-russia-syria-and-iran-discuss-ending-conflict Moscow, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of Russia, Syria and Iran are in discussion on the political-military and humanitarian situation in Syria, in particular with regards to the city of Aleppo. The deputy head of government and foreign minister of Syria, Valid Muallem, is conducting a visit to Moscow, which has coincided with the arrival of his Iranian counterpart, Zarif Chabad. Santos Postpones Start of Formal Talks with ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5137&SEO=santos-postpones-start-of-formal-talks-with-eln Bogota, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos postponed the start of the peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN). The official start of the talks was scheduled for today in Quito, Ecuador. UN Condemns Lethal Attack against school in Syrian Idlib Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5133&SEO=un-condemns-lethal-attack-against-school-in-syrian-idlib-province United Nations, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned today the recently reported attack against a school in the town of Haas, in the Syrian province of Idlib, causing the death of almost 30 civilians, mostly children. Protests Against Militarization of Humanitarian Aid in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5117&SEO=protests-against-militarization-of-humanitarian-aid-in-haiti Port au Prince, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) A group of organizations spoke out on Thursday against the militarization of the delivery of humanitarian aid to the people affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Ecuador Hosts Colombian Government-ELN Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5112&SEO=ecuador-hosts-colombian-government-eln-peace-talks Quito, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador will today host the first peace talks between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN). Iran Stresses Importance of Tripartite Meeting with Russia and Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5111&SEO=iran-stresses-importance-of-tripartite-meeting-with-russia-and-syria Tehran, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The meeting to be held by the Foreign Ministers of Iran, Russia and Syria in Moscow is ''very important'', and is an initiative of the ''Axis of Resistance against anti-Syrian terrorism'', according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Putin Can Travel to Crimea Whenever He Wants, Russia Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5108&SEO=putin-can-travel-to-crimea-whenever-he-wants-russia-says Moscow, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin can travel to Crimea whenever he considers it necessary, because that is an internal affair of that country, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitri Peskov said on Thursday. Obama's Advisor Hails US Change on Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5089&SEO=obamas-advisor-hails-us-change-on-blockade-of-cuba Washington, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The advisor to President Barack Obama on Foreign Affairs, Ben Rhodes, today welcomed the abstention by the United States in a vote against the Cuban blockade, which has been maintained by his country since 1962, despite world rejection. USA to Abstain in UN Resolution Of Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5079&SEO=usa-to-abstain-in-un-resolution-of-blockade-on-cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States will abstain today in its vote of the draft resolution presented by Cuba on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the island, American ambassador at UN, Samantha Power, announced today. The U.S. Seeks to Affect Venezuela with Oil Destabilization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5077&SEO=the-u.s.-seeks-to-affect-venezuela-with-oil-destabilization Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States looks today to destabilize Venezuela, Russia and Iran by flooding the world market with cheap oil and regardless of the damage done to their own companies, considered the Minister of Energy of the South American nation, Eulogio del Pino. The World Claims the US Ends Blockade against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5061&SEO=the-world-claims-the-us-ends-blockade-against-cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly today takes a stand on another draft resolution calling for the lifting of the US blockade against Cuba, an initiative similar to the one overwhelmingly supported by that forum since 1992. Sanders will try to Prevent Clinton from Committing to Republicans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5059&SEO=sanders-will-try-to-prevent-clinton-from-committing-to-republicans Washington, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Senator Bernie Sanders will try to prevent Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton from committing to the Republican Party if she is elected President of the United States, he said in an interview published in The Washington Post. President Maduro Convokes Defense Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5053&SEO=president-maduro-convokes-defense-council Caracas, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro convoked to a Defense Council session Tuesday, to evaluate the attempt of parliamentary coup in the National Assembly (with opposition majority) and the process of peace dialogues. Rajoy Accepts King's Call to Form a Government in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5052&SEO=rajoy-accepts-kings-call-to-form-a-government-in-spain Madrid, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the conservative People''s Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy, announced today that he will attend an investiture session in order to try to form a government in Spain, which has been suffering for 10 months an institutional paralysis. Bolivarian Military Authorities Advocate for Respect to Constitution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5049&SEO=bolivarian-military-authorities-advocate-for-respect-to-constitution Caracas, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister for Defense Vladimir Padrino Lopez urged the political leaders of the opposition to respect the National Constitution and take it as serious as it deserves. Turkey Offers Istanbul as Host for United Nations' Headquaters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5035&SEO=turkey-offers-istanbul-as-host-for-united-nations-headquaters Istanbul, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has asked the UN to take the lead in the fight against terrorism and offered Istanbul as the city to host the headquarters of the multinational institution, according to the news agency, Anadolu. CELAC-European Union Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5028&SEO=celac-european-union-ministers-of-foreign-affairs-meeting-begins Santo Domingo, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Dominican President Danilo Medina and Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas today inaugurated the Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Community of the Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac, in Spanish) and the European Union. Haiti: UN Agencies Call for Urgent Food Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5029&SEO=haiti-un-agencies-call-for-urgent-food-aid Rome, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 800,000 people in Haiti need urgent food aid after the devastation of Hurricane Mathew, according to an emergency assessment by UN agencies. The Economic Blockade is an Obstacle in Cuba-US Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5023&SEO=the-economic-blockade-is-an-obstacle-in-cuba-us-relations Washington, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The economic, commercial and financial blockade of the US against Cuba is the main obstacle for the normalization of relations between Havana and Washington, said the Cuban ambassador here, Jose Ramon Cabañas. Bolivian President Highlights Importance of Bioceanic Corridor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5016&SEO=bolivian-president-highlights-importance-of-bioceanic-corridor La Paz, October 24 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales highlighted today the importance of the bioceanic corridor project, which aims at connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans from the Brazilian port of Santos to the Peruvian port of Ilo, through Bolivia. Iraqi Forces Sweep Down 770 Terrorists in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5014&SEO=iraqi-forces-sweep-down-770-terrorists-in-mosul Baghdad, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Around 770 terrorists members of the Islamic State (ISIS) died, and another 23 were arrested, since the start of the operations to reconquer the city of Mosul by the Iraqi governmental forces. Lavrov Condemns US Blockade against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5012&SEO=lavrov-condemns-us-blockade-against-cuba Moscow, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov condemned the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba which, he said, is still in force today despite the restoration of the diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana. British Deputies Reject Extradition of Autistic Hacker to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=5010&SEO=british-deputies-reject-extradition-of-autistic-hacker-to-usa London, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 members of the Britain parliament demanded today the United State government to withdraw the extradition order against British autistic hacker Lauri Love, accused of infiltrating US security and defense data banks Juan Camilo Restrepo Appointed as New Peace Negotiator in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4987&SEO=juan-camilo-restrepo-appointed-as-new-peace-negotiator-in-colombia Bogota, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Juan Camilo Restrepo has been appointed as the National Executive Chief Negotiator for the peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN). France: Dismantling of Migrant Camp in Calais Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4986&SEO=france-dismantling-of-migrant-camp-in-calais-begins Paris, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The dismantling of the migrant camp in the French city of Calais started today with a major operation, involving 1,250 policemen, according to information released by the prefecture of the department. Dominican Republic Hosts CELAC-EU Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4985&SEO=dominican-republic-hosts-celac-eu-meeting Santo Domingo, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The 48th Senior Officials'' Meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) began today at the conference hall of the Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Australia Willing to Host Refugees from Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4983&SEO=australia-willing-to-host-refugees-from-guatemala Guatemala, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Australia could host thousands of refugees from Guatemala, as well as from El Salvador and Honduras, according to statements by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, published today in this country. Spain: PSOE Agrees to Support Rajoy´s Reelection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4980&SEO=spain-psoe-agrees-to-support-rajoys-reelection Madrid, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Most members of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) agreed today to support the re-election of conservative Mariano Rajoy as head of government, through the abstention in an upcoming vote in the Parliament. State of Trujillo Stops Signature Collecting for Revoking Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4966&SEO=state-of-trujillo-stops-signature-collecting-for-revoking-process Caracas, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Penal authorities of the state of Trujillo, Venezuelan center-west, suspended Saturday the recollection of 20 percent of the signatures for the presidential revoking process led by the right. Abstention Hangs over Chilean Municipal Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4965&SEO=abstention-hangs-over-chilean-municipal-elections Santiago de Chile, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Chile is holding today its municipal elections, one year before the presidential elections, and their results could mark the direction for the future of this country. Trump Insists on Building Anti-Immigrant Wall in Mexican Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4964&SEO=trump-insists-on-building-anti-immigrant-wall-in-mexican-border Washington, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rei8terated his decision, in case he wins the election to build a wall along the border with Mexico which the U.S. will pay for, but it will be reimbursed by the neighboring nation. World Condemns US Blockade of Cuba before UN in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4962&SEO=world-condemns-us-blockade-of-cuba-before-un-in-geneva Geneva, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) There is a strong international rejection of the US blockade of Cuba ans it was demonstrated in recent forums, such as the sessions of the United Nations (UN) in September, said today Executive Director of the South Center, Martin Khor. Bolivian Parliament Approves Law to Reverse Mining Franchises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4958&SEO=bolivian-parliament-approves-law-to-reverse-mining-franchises La Paz, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Chamber of Senators approved the bill to reverse to the State the mining areas of coooperatives that signed contracts with private companies, sources of the legislative authority announced today. Evening Protests and Police Indignation Frame Week in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4956&SEO=evening-protests-and-police-indignation-frame-week-in-france Paris, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The indignation of police officers continues today in France, after a week of demonstrations, while Friday evening hundreds of policemen were going out to the streets for a fifth consecutive occasion to express the dissatisfaction with their working conditions. Afghan Talibans Working for Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4954&SEO=afghan-talibans-working-for-peace-process Islamabad, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Three leaders of the Afghan Taliban arrived this week to Pakistan to analyze with the authorities of Islamabad a possible restart of the conversations of peace in the neighboring country, official sources revealed today. Obama Charges at Marco Rubio for Supporting Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4943&SEO=obama-charges-at-marco-rubio-for-supporting-trump Washington, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Barack Obama blasted Senator Marco Rubio for his willingness to vote for Donald Trump, after discredit the presidential candidate again and again when aspiring to the Republican nomination for the White House. UN Expert Defends Compensations to Cuba for Blockade Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4942&SEO=un-expert-defends-compensations-to-cuba-for-blockade-damage United Nations, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The independent expert in fostering an international democratic and equitable order, Alfred de Zayas, defended here today that Cuba received compensations for the damage the economic, trade and financial blockade imposed by the United States has caused. PSUV Calls for a Dialogue After Suspension of Recall Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4941&SEO=psuv-calls-for-a-dialogue-after-suspension-of-recall-referendum Caracas, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela Jorge Rodriguez called today the opposition to a political dialogue in order to resolve the country''s problems, after the Electoral Power temporarily suspend the recall referendum. Colombian Govt Spokesmen Travel to Cuba for Peace Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4936&SEO=colombian-govt-spokesmen-travel-to-cuba-for-peace-dialogue Bogotá, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle confirmed today that he will travel to Havana along with the presiding government delegation to discuss with the insurgent FARC-EP some proposals for possible adjustments to the peace pact. US Blockade Hinders Cuba's Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4921&SEO=us-blockade-hinders-cubas-development United Nations, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade has been affecting Cuba''s development in all sectors, the island''s permanent representative to the UN, Rodolfo Reyes, claimed today. European Union Avoids Addressing Sanctions Against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4917&SEO=european-union-avoids-addressing-sanctions-against-russia Moscow, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) In its final document, the European Union (EU) summit has refrained from mentioning possible sanctions against Russia for its position on the Syrian conflict, according to Russian television. Syria Condemns Turkish Air Force Bombing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4916&SEO=syria-condemns-turkish-air-force-bombing Damascus, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Syrian armed forces have reported the death of 150 people due to a bombing by the Turkish air force in the northern region of the province of Aleppo, according to a statement released today in Damascus. Call for General Strike Today in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4911&SEO=call-for-general-strike-today-in-italy Rome, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Several Italian unions today called a general strike to protest against the government''s economic policy and constitutional reform led by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, among other demands. Cunha Sleeps in Jail, Political Allies in Brasilia Suffer Insomnia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4898&SEO=cunha-sleeps-in-jail-political-allies-in-brasilia-suffer-insomnia Brasilia, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Dismissed deputy and former president of the lower Chamber Eduardo Cunha sleeps today in jail of the Police Superintendency of Federal Police in Curitiba, but many of his political allies should remain insomniacs in Brasilia. President of Syrian Parliament Condemns Turkish Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4896&SEO=president-of-syrian-parliament-condemns-turkish-interference Damascus, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Assembly of the People of Syria, Hadiya Abbas, denounced today that the Turkish government opened its mutual border with Syria to the mercenaries, and provided money and weapons to those terrorists from the beginning of the crisis. Obama May Still Weaken the Blockade against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4891&SEO=obama-may-still-weaken-the-blockade-against-cuba Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) President Barack Obama may still take several steps to weaken the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States to Cuba, affirmed authorities, the people and the media in this Caribbean country. Russian-Egyptian Military Exercises Continue Until Late October http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4888&SEO=russian-egyptian-military-exercises-continue-until-late-october Cairo, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Military maneuvers between Russia and Egypt troops on the Mediterranean coast near the city of Alexandria, will take place until October 26th. Humanitarian Situation in Haiti Critical http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4884&SEO=humanitarian-situation-in-haiti-critical Port au Prince, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The humanitarian situation remains critical in southern Haiti, sixteen days after it was severely hit by hurricane Matthew. European Union Analyzes Relations with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4879&SEO=european-union-analyzes-relations-with-russia Moscow, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) summit taking place in Brussels is discussing relations with Russia, its role in Syria and the crisis in Ukraine and will determine the ratification of trade agreements with the latter. US: Hillary Clinton Wins Third Presidential Debate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4878&SEO=us-hillary-clinton-wins-third-presidential-debate Washington, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) A survey by the CNN news network recognized the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as the winner of the third debate held last night in Las Vegas, with 52 percent of the votes of the electors. Antonio Guterres Listens to Member State's Proposals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4866&SEO=antonio-guterres-listens-to-member-states-proposals United Nations, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The next UN Secretary General, Portuguese António Guterres, listened to the visions and proposals of the international community here today in order to effectively exercise his office, facing the challenges of the humanity. Correa: Ecuador Leads Poverty Reduction in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4864&SEO=correa-ecuador-leads-poverty-reduction-in-latin-america Quito, Oct 19 (PL) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, said today that his country is a global leader in reducing the gap between rich and poor people. Arrested Former Brazilian Parliament Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4853&SEO=arrested-former-brazilian-parliament-leader Brasilia, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The former President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil Eduardo Cunha was arrested today by the Federal Police (PF), after serving a sentence issued by the judge in charge of the operation. Terrorist Group Accepts Deal to Leave Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4852&SEO=terrorist-group-accepts-deal-to-leave-aleppo Damascus, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the terrorist group Ahrar al-Sham have accepted a deal allowing them to leave Eastern Aleppo in the coming hours, Syrian military forces confirmed today. Brazil Wants More and Not Fewer Rights, Says Lula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4849&SEO=brazil-wants-more-and-not-fewer-rights-says-lula Brasilia, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he was convinced that citizens will oppose any backward step being imposed, ''because Brazil wants more and not fewer rights.'' Crimea Warns Of Serious Deterioration in Int'l Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4844&SEO=crimea-warns-of-serious-deterioration-in-intl-relations Por Antonio Rondon, Special EnvoySimferopol, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The crisis of international relations included this time a reduction in the limit to use nuclear weapons in the world, Georgui Muradov, vice president of the government of the Republic of Crimea, said today. Syrian Armed Forces Denounce Plan for Terrorists´ Escape from Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4833&SEO=syrian-armed-forces-denounce-plan-for-terroristsa-escape-from-iraq Damascus, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian military reported an event promoted by the US and Saudi Arabia plan to facilitate the escape of terrorist groups from Iraq amid crackdown Mosul, according to media outlined today. French President Advocates the End of US Blockade against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4831&SEO=french-president-advocates-the-end-of-us-blockade-against-cuba Paris, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande advocated the end of the US blockade against Cuba in statements released today by the Elysee Palace. British Parliament will Possibly Need to Ratify Brexit Negotiations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4824&SEO=british-parliament-will-possibly-need-to-ratify-brexit-negotiations London, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The British Parliament will possibly have to ratify a future meeting between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU), when this country leaves the bloc, an option known as Brexit, a lawyer of Prime Minister Theresa May''s Cabinet considered today. FARC-EP Called to Act Promptly to Save Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4818&SEO=farc-ep-called-to-act-promptly-to-save-peace-process Bogotá, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Amid a climate of uncertainty, the guerrilla leader Pastor Alape called on today to act quickly to save the advanced peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP against the detractors´ delaying strategies. Vice President Denies Confrontation of Powers in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4814&SEO=vice-president-denies-confrontation-of-powers-in-venezuela Caracas, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The executive Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz, accused today the national political right of lying when stating that there is a systematic confrontation between the government and the National Assembly (AN) in Venezuela. Russia Announces Suspension of Air Raids Against Aleppo, in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4808&SEO=russia-announces-suspension-of-air-raids-against-aleppo-in-syria 18 de octubre de 2016, 11:37 Moscow, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced today the suspension of combat operations by the Russian and Syrian air force in the city of Aleppo - a break which is intended to allow the supply of humanitarian aid to enter the city. France Confirms High-level Mosul Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4807&SEO=france-confirms-high-level-mosul-meeting Paris, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed today that a ministerial meeting will be held on Thursday 19th in Paris on the subject of the retake of Mosul. Veteran Criticizes Government Attitude regarding the Malvinas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4802&SEO=veteran-criticizes-government-attitude-regarding-the-malvinas By Maylín Vidal Buenos Aires, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean veteran journalist and writer Edgardo Esteban considered here that the Government today has a light position on the issue of the Malvinas Islands, occupied by the UK almost two centuries ago. Iraqi Forces Retake Villages to Facilitate Advance on Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4800&SEO=iraqi-forces-retake-villages-to-facilitate-advance-on-mosul Baghdad, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Kurdish troops and Iraq''s national army continue their offensive to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS) from the vicinity of the Christian villages of Qaraqosh and Bartalla, while surveillance has intensified in the capital against possible attacks. US: Clinton Maintains Advantage over Trump 20 Days before Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4796&SEO=us-clinton-maintains-advantage-over-trump-20-days-before-elections Washington, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton today expanded her advantage in nine points against the Republican contender Donald Trump, according to the latest CBS News poll, released 20 days before the elections in the United States. Ministers of Coalition vs. IS to Hold Meeting in Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4795&SEO=ministers-of-coalition-vs.-is-to-hold-meeting-in-paris Paris, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Various defense ministers from the countries of the international coalition led by the United States against the terrorist Islamic State (IS) will hold a meeting on October 25 in this capital city, said today the French Government. Venezuela Former Vice Presidentl Accuses Opposition of Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4755&SEO=venezuela-former-vice-presidentl-accuses-opposition-of-violence Caracas, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela Former Vice president, Jose Vicente Rangel has accused the opposition today of constantly resorting to violence in an attempt to destroy the Bolivarian government. Russia Asks London for the Location of Its Commandos in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4751&SEO=russia-asks-london-for-the-location-of-its-commandos-in-syria Moscow, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia has requested that the United Kingdom provide the location of its commandos in Syria, in order to prevent armed incidents. Cuba Thanks South Center for Support in Fight Against US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4746&SEO=cuba-thanks-south-center-for-support-in-fight-against-us-blockade Geneva, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Anayansi Rodriguez, has thanked the executive director of the South Center, Martin Khor, for the support of the organization in the fight to end the U.S. blockade. French Protest Against Trade Agreements with US, Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4714&SEO=french-protest-against-trade-agreements-with-us-canada Paris, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people are summoned to protest today in 35 cities in France against the negotiation of a transatlantic free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States (TFTA). Twenty-five Countries Expected for Investment Summi Ecuador 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4709&SEO=twenty-five-countries-expected-for-investment-summi-ecuador-2016 Quito, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 25 countries confirmed their attendance to the 1st Investment Summit Ecuador 2016, to be held in this capital on October 25 and 26. Electoral Process in Nicaragua Advances Faultless http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4708&SEO=electoral-process-in-nicaragua-advances-faultless Managua, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The electoral process in Nicaragua is advancing smoothly after completing the registration of the parties´ representatives to ensure the openness of the general elections on November 6th. Criminal Blockade on Cuba Should Cease, Venezuelan FM Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4671&SEO=criminal-blockade-on-cuba-should-cease-venezuelan-fm-says By Waldo Mendiluza Colombian-Cuban Fraternity Week Gives Way to Solidarity Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4670&SEO=colombian-cuban-fraternity-week-gives-way-to-solidarity-meeting Cali, Colombia, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The conclusion of the Colombian-Cuban Fraternity Week takes place today at the beginning of the XXV Meeting of the Solidarity Movement of Colombia with Cuba, which will extended until this weekend in the Valle del Cauca capital. The Main Problem in Syria Is Terrorism, Says President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4668&SEO=the-main-problem-in-syria-is-terrorism-says-president Damascus, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The main problem in Syria is terrorism and its supporters, if that gets a solution all that complicated image can be resolved, said President Bashar al Assad in an interview published in the country''s media. Hillary Clinton Takes Lead in Election Race Polls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4664&SEO=hillary-clinton-takes-lead-in-election-race-polls Washington, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is leading the race against her Republican opponent Donald Trump by nearly seven points, according to the latest survey revealed by the site Realclearpolitic.com. Venezuela Celebrates Indigenous Resistance Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4568&SEO=venezuela-celebrates-indigenous-resistance-day Caracas, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela celebrates today the Day of the Indigenous Resistance in homage to the ancient communities who survived massacres, plundering and cultural impoverishment of the Spanish conquest. Syrian Ambassador Denounces US Support to Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4565&SEO=syrian-ambassador-denounces-us-support-to-terrorists New Delhi, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian ambassador in India, Riad Kamel Abbas, accused US today of supporting terrorism and denounced the Western powers for their interference in the internal affairs of various countries on behalf of democracy. OPEC Increases Oil Production Despite Commitment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4560&SEO=opec-increases-oil-production-despite-commitment London, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced today it increased its production in September despite the agreement reached to reduce extraction. Lawyers Renounce Defending Perpetrator of Paris Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4556&SEO=lawyers-renounce-defending-perpetrator-of-paris-attacks Paris, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Salah Abdeslam''s attorneys on Wednesday announced their decision to renouncing defending their client, the only survivor of the commando of terrorists who perpetrated the attacks in France on November 13, 2015. Cuba and United States to Discuss Human Rights in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4546&SEO=cuba-and-united-states-to-discuss-human-rights-in-havana Havana, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Delegations of Cuba and the United States will hold the 2nd Round of the Human Rights Dialogue, said the Deputy Director General for Multilateral Affairs and International Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Pedro Luis Pedroso. UN Celebrates Announcement of Peace Dialogue between Gov't and ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4525&SEO=un-celebrates-announcement-of-peace-dialogue-between-govt-and-eln United Nations, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) United Nations celebrated today the announcement that on October 27, the peace conversations between the Colombian government and the guerrillas of the Army of National Liberation Army (ELN) will start in Quito, Ecuador. Polls Show Clinton as Winner of the Second Debate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4510&SEO=polls-show-clinton-as-winner-of-the-second-debate Washington, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Democrat Hillary Clinton beat Republican Donald Trump in the second presidential debate between the two, according to a survey of Politico and Morning Consult released today, while new WikiLeaks revelations threat her career to the Oval Office. Russia: USA Seeks to Gain Military Advantage With Ballistic 'Shield' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4498&SEO=russia-usa-seeks-to-gain-military-advantage-with-ballistic-shield Moscow, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The United States is seeking to gain military superiority over Russia and China with the deployment of the European component of its anti-missile shield, according to the first deputy chief of the operational direction of the Russian General Staff, Viktor Poznikhir. Russia Will Create Permanent Naval Base in Syrian Port of Tartus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4483&SEO=russia-will-create-permanent-naval-base-in-syrian-port-of-tartus Moscow, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia will create a permanent naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus, said Nikolai Pankov, Defense Viceminister of the Federation Council (Senate). Cuba to Keep on Fighting Until the End of the Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4479&SEO=cuba-to-keep-on-fighting-until-the-end-of-the-blockade Pretoria, 10 Oct (Prensa Latina) ''Cuba will continue to present at the United Nations the resolution on ending the blockade for as long as the United States applies its aggressive policy against our country'', said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Teresita Gonzalez. Syrian Army Rejects Terrorist Attacks in Two Southern Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4463&SEO=syrian-army-rejects-terrorist-attacks-in-two-southern-provinces Damascus, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army rejected two attempts of terrorist attacks in Daraa and Sweida, located nearly at a hundred kilometers from Damascus, according to military sources. Minister Quintana Calls for Defense of Bolivia's Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4460&SEO=minister-quintana-calls-for-defense-of-bolivias-sovereignty La Paz, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Presidency  urged members of the Bolivian Armed Forces to increase nationalist awareness and ensure the country''s sovereignty while fighting the imperialist craving. Nobel Prize Is a Mandate to Continue Working for Peace: Santos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4420&SEO=nobel-prize-is-a-mandate-to-continue-working-for-peace-santos Bogota, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, said today he received the Nobel Peace Prize with humility and as a mandate to continue to work tirelessly with the goal of ending the long internal conflict. Hezbollah Believes that US Elections Influence Regional Crises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4418&SEO=hezbollah-believes-that-us-elections-influence-regional-crises Beirut, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) The Resistance movement, Hezbollah, said today that the political paralysis in Lebanon and other Middle Eastern crises depends on the upcoming presidential elections in the US and ruled out positive changes until then. Turkish military fired on Syrian civilians and kill a child http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4417&SEO=turkish-military-fired-on-syrian-civilians-and-kill-a-child Damascus, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkish forces fired on Syrian civilians in the town of Derbaseh, 710 kilometers north of Damascus, and killed a child and wounded two others, officials said. Bolivia: Very Fruitful Visit of Chinese Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4416&SEO=bolivia-very-fruitful-visit-of-chinese-foreign-minister La Paz, 7 Oct (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi ended today an official visit to Bolivia, which local authorities describe as very fruitful, as evidenced by the meeting with President Evo Morales, the signing of agreements and the tour of historic sites. Concern at UN for Slow probe into Berta Caceres Assassination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4414&SEO=concern-at-un-for-slow-probe-into-berta-caceres-assassination United Nations, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human-rights activists, Michel Forst, expressed concern today about the little progress in the investigations into the assassination of Honduran leader berta Caceres. Trump Asks Dying People to Withstand and Vote for Him http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4381&SEO=trump-asks-dying-people-to-withstand-and-vote-for-him Washington, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The Republican candidate for the US presidency, Donald Trump, climbed another rung on the political incorrectness to ask sick and dying kept alive at least until the elections to vote for him. Wife of U.S. Vice President Arrives in Cuba Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4378&SEO=wife-of-u.s.-vice-president-arrives-in-cuba-today Havana, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Doctor Jill Biden, wife of US Vice President, arrives today in Cuba heading a delegation to meet with government officials and representatives of the society of the island. Pakistani Govt. Orders Actions against Anti-Indian Militiamen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4375&SEO=pakistani-govt.-orders-actions-against-anti-indian-militiamen Islamabad, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) In an unprecedented decision, the Pakistani government ordered to take actions against anti-Indian militiamen who operate on its national territory, due to pressure from the international community, the newspaper Dawn reported on Thursday. French Foreign Minister to Moscow and Washington for Talks on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4367&SEO=french-foreign-minister-to-moscow-and-washington-for-talks-on-syria Paris, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Minister Jean Marc Ayrault will travel to Moscow today and to Washington on Friday, on a tour devoted to the situation in Syria, this country''s Foreign Ministry reported. Russia Denounces as 'Dirty' Maneuvers of the United States at the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4347&SEO=russia-denounces-as-dirty-maneuvers-of-the-united-states-at-the-un Moscow, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced the United States today by calling ''dirty'' the maneuvers it used, with support from UK and Ukraine, to torpedo the adoption of a declaration at the UN on a terrorist attack on Russia''s embassy in Damascus. UNESCO Warns of Global Need for Teachers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4346&SEO=unesco-warns-of-global-need-for-teachers Paris, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Some 69 million new teachers will be needed to cover the primary and secondary education in the world until 2030, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today. Bolivia Hosts Seventh Meeting of ALBA Culture Ministers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4345&SEO=bolivia-hosts-seventh-meeting-of-alba-culture-ministers La Paz, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian city of Santa Cruz is hosting today the Seventh Meeting of Culture Ministers of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), in which authorities from 11 countries are involved. Armed Squad Murders More Students of Ayotzinapa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4342&SEO=armed-squad-murders-more-students-of-ayotzinapa Mexico, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Three people were killed by an armed group, including two students of normal rural school Ayotzinapa in Guerrero, it was learned today. Hurricane Matthew Moves Away from Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4336&SEO=hurricane-matthew-moves-away-from-cuba Havana, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Matthew is moving away from Cuba after lashing the eastern region of the country, according to the latest weather forecast, although strong winds and rains will persist. Hurricane Matthew Kills Four People in Dominican Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4324&SEO=hurricane-matthew-kills-four-people-in-dominican-republic Santo Domingo, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) At least four people were killed and more than 17,000 were displaced in the Dominican Republic due to Hurricane Matthew, which hit Haiti today, the authorities said. Matthew Will Make Landfall in Guantanamo, Eastern Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4301&SEO=matthew-will-make-landfall-in-guantanamo-eastern-cuba Havana, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The director of the National Forecasting Center of the Cuban Meteorology Institute (INSMET), Jose Rubiera, announced today that Hurricane Matthew in its slow progress is moving closer to Guantanamo, the easternmost province of Cuba. US: Clinton leads by six Points to Trump, Survey Finds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4294&SEO=us-clinton-leads-by-six-points-to-trump-survey-finds Washington, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) US Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has six points (46-40 percent) over his Republican rival, Donald Trump, in intentions of votes nationwide, revealed a survey released today. Suicide Bombing Causes more than 30 Dead in Syrian Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4287&SEO=suicide-bombing-causes-more-than-30-dead-in-syrian-province Damascus, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) About 34 rose today the death toll from the suicide bombing that occurred Monday night at a wedding in the province of Hassakeh, in northeastern Syria. Nearly 13 Thousand Policemen Laid Off in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4284&SEO=nearly-13-thousand-policemen-laid-off-in-turkey Ankara, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) A total of 12,801 police agents were dismissed today from their posts, said the General Directorate of Security in Turkey, in relation to their alleged links with the clandestine organization that carried out the attempted coup of July 15th. Tensions in South African University Following Student Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4283&SEO=tensions-in-south-african-university-following-student-protests Pretoria, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The academic program at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa, resumed today amid tension and a heavy police presence as a result of the protests of the past two weeks. Hungary Challenges EU Migratory Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4278&SEO=hungary-challenges-eu-migratory-policy Budapest, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The government of Hungary threatened Monday with a constitutional reform to stop the European Union from applying Hungary decisions on migratory policy, in spite of the recent failure of a referendum on the topic. Spanish Socialist Party Postpones Decision on Governability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4277&SEO=spanish-socialist-party-postpones-decision-on-governability Madrid, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Socialist Workers'' Party (PSOE), controlled by a temporary managing commission after resignation by its leader Pedro Sanchez, refused today to make statements about the stance it would adopt, faced with a supposed investiture of conservative Mariano Rajoy. Argentinian Organizations Repudiate Brazilian Presidential Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4274&SEO=argentinian-organizations-repudiate-brazilian-presidential-visit Buenos Aires, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Argentinian political and social organizations rejected, with multitudinous protests today, the visit to this country by Brazilian President Michel Temer. Colombian President to Hold Talks with Political Party Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4262&SEO=colombian-president-to-hold-talks-with-political-party-leaders Bogota, Oct. 3 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos will hold talks today with the leaders of all political parties in search of a broad consensus after Columbians voted ''No'' in a referendum called to validate the peace agreements made with the FARC-EP. Lavrov Demands From US Clarity on Terrorists in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4255&SEO=lavrov-demands-from-us-clarity-on-terrorists-in-syria Moscow, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov demanded today more clarity from the United States on the classification of terrorists in Syria, and warned of the violation of the agreements reached in Geneva. South African Universities Resume Classes after Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4249&SEO=south-african-universities-resume-classes-after-protests Pretoria, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Classes in some South African universities where violent students protests occurred could be resumed today although tension and insecurity continue in various campus. UNASUR Renews Commitment to Support Peace in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4248&SEO=unasur-renews-commitment-to-support-peace-in-colombia Quito, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has confirmed today its support for searching peace in Colombia, through dialogue, preservation of the Havana Agreements, dialogue and understanding. Mexico City Announces Teachers Lay Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4244&SEO=mexico-city-announces-teachers-lay-off Mexico, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Members of the teachers leadership opposed to education reforms announced protests for the next three days , after the Public Education Secretariat (SEP) notified teachers about their dismiss in schools of the Mexican capital. More than 144 Million Brazilians Convened to Municipal Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4240&SEO=more-than-144-million-brazilians-convened-to-municipal-elections Brasilia, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 144 million Brazilians are called to day to vote in the first round of municipal elections in which they are fighting for the 5,568 mayoralties and more than 310,000 councilors seats. Voting Begins in Colombian Plebiscite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4239&SEO=voting-begins-in-colombian-plebiscite Bogota, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) Despite the rain in several regions, polling centers fitted out for the plebiscite opened its doors today at 08.00 (local time), to where 34 million Colombians can come to endorse the agreements with the FARC -EP. Iranian President to Visit Vietnam Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4237&SEO=iranian-president-to-visit-vietnam-next-week Hanoi, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will pay an official visit to Vietnam starting on Wednesday to further strengthen bilateral diplomatic relations, which were established in 1973, official sources said. Chinese Foreign Minister to Visit Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4236&SEO=chinese-foreign-minister-to-visit-bolivia La Paz, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Bolivia next week, as part of a Latin American tour that will also include Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Maduro-Kerry Meeting Marks Week in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4230&SEO=maduro-kerry-meeting-marks-week-in-venezuela Caracas, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Relations with the United States, the promotion of social projects and the beginning of the school year made headlines in Venezuela this week, when the murder of young assembly member Robert Serra is commemorated. Russia Chairs UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4228&SEO=russia-chairs-un-security-council United Nations, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Russia on Saturday assumed the monthly presidency of the United Nations Security Council in a key period for the election of the next secretary general of the organization. Plebiscite on Colombia's Peace Agreements Starts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4225&SEO=plebiscite-on-colombias-peace-agreements-starts Bogota, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) The plebiscite to approve the peace agreements in Colombia will take place here on Sunday, but for Colombians who reside abroad, the voting starts today. U.S. Government Could Do More to Limit Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4223&SEO=u.s.-government-could-do-more-to-limit-blockade-on-cuba Havana, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Barack Obama could even take other measures to ease the financial, economic and commercial blockade imposed on Cuba, Josefina Vidal, director general of the United States Department at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX), said on Friday. Around 100,000 People isolated in South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4216&SEO=around-100000-people-isolated-in-south-sudan Geneva, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) expressed its concern today for the situation of around 100,000 people that it considered trapped in the South Sudanese locality of Yei, surrounded by the Army. Bolivian President Considers the Right Immoral to Criticize Him http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4214&SEO=bolivian-president-considers-the-right-immoral-to-criticize-him La Paz, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today that the right-wing opposition forces do not have political morality to criticize his Government administration. Colombian Government Peace Negotiator Optimistic with Yes Option http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4211&SEO=colombian-government-peace-negotiator-optimistic-with-yes-option Bogota, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle, Government representative in the peace negotiations with FARC-EP appeared optimistic about the the victory of the Yes option in the plebiscite planned to approve the peace agreements with that guerrilla movement. Russia, Nicaragua against Nuclear Weapon Deployment in Space http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4203&SEO=russia-nicaragua-against-nuclear-weapon-deployment-in-space Moscow, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan Deputy Foreign Minister Luis Alberto Molina and his Russian counterpart Serguei Riabkov today signed a joint statement rejecting the deployment of nuclear weapons into space. Cristina Fernandez Insists on Unity against Attacks in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4194&SEO=cristina-fernandez-insists-on-unity-against-attacks-in-latin-america Quito, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) The former president of Argentina Cristina Fernandez has insisted on the importance of Latin American unity against the attacks that are now aimed at progressive governments in the region. Washington Sets up Cuba-US Bilateral Commission Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4193&SEO=washington-sets-up-cuba-us-bilateral-commission-meeting By Waldo Mendiluza, special Correspondent Cuban President Mets Prime Minister of Lesotho http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4186&SEO=cuban-president-mets-prime-minister-of-lesotho Havana, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz, received the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili, who is on an official visit to Cuba. Venezuela to Spend 70 percent of the Budget on Social Programs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4184&SEO=venezuela-to-spend-70-percent-of-the-budget-on-social-programs Caracas, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said that 70 percent of the budget of 2017 will go to social programs of the Bolivarian Revolution, in order to guarantee the fundamental rights of the people. French Conservative Juppé Consolidates Positions for Next Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4179&SEO=french-conservative-juppe-consolidates-positions-for-next-elections París, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) Conservative politician Alain Juppe gets a firm foothold with new supports for next presidential elections in France, while present head of State, François Hollande continues a downward trend, revealed a survey. PSOE Leader Withstands Unusual Internal Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4175&SEO=psoe-leader-withstands-unusual-internal-crisis Madrid, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Pedro Sanchez, leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), proposed today holding an extraordinary congress in November, given the unusual internal crisis underway in the country. Nigeria Accepts Mediation in Exchange of Kidnapped Gilrs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4173&SEO=nigeria-accepts-mediation-in-exchange-of-kidnapped-gilrs Abuja, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari accepted mediation by the UN to release prisoners of the extremist group Boko Haram, in exchange for releasing more than 250 student girls kidnapped by that faction. Russia Questions U.S. Counter-Terrorist Intentions in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4166&SEO=russia-questions-u.s.-counter-terrorist-intentions-in-syria Moscow, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Russia questioned today the United States'' counter-terrorist intentions in Syria, after the statements by the State Department, which predicted violent actions against Moscow. Polls Confirm Hillary's Superiority after Presidential Debate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4165&SEO=polls-confirm-hillarys-superiority-after-presidential-debate Washington, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Almost half of those who watched the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump believe that the Democratic candidate looked better than the Republican, the Huffington Post published today. Antiterrorist Law Is an Arrow against the U.S., Bahrain Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4153&SEO=antiterrorist-law-is-an-arrow-against-the-u.s.-bahrain-warns Manama, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Bahrain on Thursday ratified its strong support for Saudi Arabia and warned that the approval by the U.S. Congress of a law against the promoters of terrorism is an arrow thrown against that country. Philippine President Announces End of Military Exercises with US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4150&SEO=philippine-president-announces-end-of-military-exercises-with-us Hanoi, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has announced that he will soon put end to military exercises with United States, during a meeting with representatives of the Philippines community in Hanoi, where he will be received today by his Vietnamese counterpart and other authorities. Obama to Attend Shimon Peres' Funeral http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4148&SEO=obama-to-attend-shimon-peres-funeral Washington, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Israel on Thursday to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 93. France to Host International Meeting on Libya's Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4142&SEO=france-to-host-international-meeting-on-libyas-situation Paris, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) France will host an international meeting next week to discuss the situation in Libya, French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault told the Council of Ministers. US Democrats Gain Support from Historical Republican newspaper http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4133&SEO=us-democrats-gain-support-from-historical-republican-newspaper Washington, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) The Arizona Republic newspaper highlighted today that Hillary Clinton has the temperament and experience to be president of the United States, first support of this traditionally Republican newspaper in its 126-year history. Regional Summit Jeopardized by Indian-Pakistani Dispute http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4119&SEO=regional-summit-jeopardized-by-indian-pakistani-dispute New Delhi, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) The summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) scheduled for next November in Islamabad, is jeopardized today by India´s boycott, also joined by Bhutan and Bangladesh. Venezuela Reiterates Willingness to Change Relations with the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4118&SEO=venezuela-reiterates-willingness-to-change-relations-with-the-us Caracas, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela reiterated its willingness to change the bilateral relations it maintains with the United States today and to build a positive agenda for both countries, based on the principles of the Charter of the United Nations. Israeli Former President Shimon Peres Died http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4115&SEO=israeli-former-president-shimon-peres-died Tel Aviv, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Israeli former president Shimon Peres died today here at 93 years old after being admitted several days after a sudden deterioration in his health. Chinese Prime Minister Returns to Beijing after Tour in America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4112&SEO=chinese-prime-minister-returns-to-beijing-after-tour-in-america Beijing, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang today returned to Beijing after completing a successful tour in the American continent that included his participation at the 71st session of the General Assembly of the UN and official visits to Canada and Cuba. Panama Requests Former President Martinelli´s Extradition from USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4105&SEO=panama-requests-former-president-martinellias-extradition-from-usa Panama, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Panama''s Foreign Ministry confirmed today the extradition request made by the Supreme Court (SC) of former President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014) from the United States, for his alleged responsibility for wiretapping crimes. Evo Morales: US Government Policy Is Intervention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4092&SEO=evo-morales-us-government-policy-is-intervention La Paz, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) The current policy of the United States with regards to international relations, is intervention, Bolivia''s President, Evo Morales, said today. Brazil Is Back to the Days of Authoritarianism and Arbitrariness http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4086&SEO=brazil-is-back-to-the-days-of-authoritarianism-and-arbitrariness Brasilia, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is going back to the days of authoritarianism and arbitrariness, said José Roberto Batochio, lawyer of the former Treasury Secretary Antonio Palicki, detained yesterday during the stage 35 of the anticorruption operation Lava Jato. Uruguay Vice President Appears in Court http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4084&SEO=uruguay-vice-president-appears-in-court Montevideo, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of Uruguay, Raul Sendic will appear before judges today on charges that he misappropriated a college degree. State Workers in Argentina on 24-Hour Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4080&SEO=state-workers-in-argentina-on-24-hour-strike Buenos Aires, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) A 24-hour strike by the Association of State Workers of Argentina (ATE, in Spanish), as well as the workers of public hospitals, begins today. Antonio Guterres Leads UN Poll to Define Secretary General Proposal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4075&SEO=antonio-guterres-leads-un-poll-to-define-secretary-general-proposal United Nations, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese former Prime Minister Antonio Guterres was leading today again the poll by the UN Security Council to define its proposal of next Secretary General of the organization. New York Times Asks US Electors to Reject Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4071&SEO=new-york-times-asks-us-electors-to-reject-donald-trump Washington, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The campaign by republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is full of false and indignant accusations, personal insults, xenophobic nationalism and contradictory statements, said an editorial published today by the newspaper The New York Times. The Five Star Movement Intends to Govern Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4063&SEO=the-five-star-movement-intends-to-govern-italy Rome, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The Five Star Movement (M5E) today launched a strategy for success in the general elections of 2018 under the leadership of co-founder Beppe Grillo. Houston Mayor Highlights Cuba's Potential for Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4062&SEO=houston-mayor-highlights-cubas-potential-for-trade Havana, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Biotechnology, health, transport, energy and agriculture are some of the sectors in which Cuba and the U.S. city of Houston, Texas, can jointly work at present.. Demonstrations in Venezuela to Show Rejection of US Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4051&SEO=demonstrations-in-venezuela-to-show-rejection-of-us-interference Caracas, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Convened by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), social sectors are mobilizing in Caracas today to repudiate US interventionist actions. UN: Russia Demands US to Demonstrate it does not Protect Al Nusra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4049&SEO=un-russia-demands-us-to-demonstrate-it-does-not-protect-al-nusra United Nations, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on the United States in the Security Council of the UN to demonstrate that Washington does not protect terrorists from the Al-Nusra Front in Syria. Cuba, China Commercial Entities Sign Action Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4048&SEO=cuba-china-commercial-entities-sign-action-plan Havana, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC) and the Chinese Council for the Promotion of Foreign Trade, Orlando Hernandez and Jiang Zengwei, respectively, signed today a plan of action aimed at promoting trade between their countries. Trump-Clinton,First Presidential Debate in Dead Heat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4043&SEO=trump-clintonfirst-presidential-debate-in-dead-heat Washington, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and Donald Trump (R) today arrive in dead heat the first debate to be held on Monday, according to a survey released by The Washington Post and ABC News. India Announces Ratification of the Paris Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4042&SEO=india-announces-ratification-of-the-paris-agreements New Delhi, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced that his country will ratify on October 2nd the Paris agreement on climate change. Warning about Protests in South African University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4039&SEO=warning-about-protests-in-south-african-university Pretoria, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Authorities of the Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa, warned about the attempts by some people to use the student protests to cause damage. Venezuela Warns on US Destabilization Plans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4036&SEO=venezuela-warns-on-us-destabilization-plans Caracas, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan journalist Eleazar Diaz Rangel, today warned about the US destabilization plans against the progressive governments in Latin America. Colombia, the Day before Signing Peace with the FARC-EP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4034&SEO=colombia-the-day-before-signing-peace-with-the-farc-ep By Adalys Pilar Mireles Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) More busy and lively than usual, this Caribbean city plays host to politicians, delegates from international organizations, reporters and coordinators of the official ceremony for the signing of peace today. West with a Strange Call on Russia to Solve Syrian Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4028&SEO=west-with-a-strange-call-on-russia-to-solve-syrian-crisis Moscow, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Amid accusations of Syria against the West for its complicity with terrorist groups, these nations today called on Russia to implement measures to resolve the crisis in the country. French President to Visit Migrant Camp in Calais http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4023&SEO=french-president-to-visit-migrant-camp-in-calais Paris, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande will visit on Monday the migrant camp in the northern city of Calais and will devote the day to the issue of the welcoming of refugees, one of the most topical issues currently in France. Spanish Socialist Leader Ratifies Rejection of Rajoy as President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4021&SEO=spanish-socialist-leader-ratifies-rejection-of-rajoy-as-president Madrid, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Pedro Sanchez, leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers'' Party (PSOE), endorsed his irrevocable decision today of preventing reelection of Mariano Rajoy, and asked the parties Podemos and Ciudadanos (C''s) to shape up a government of changes. Salvadoran Solidarity Movement Dedicates Congress to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4016&SEO=salvadoran-solidarity-movement-dedicates-congress-to-fidel-castro San Salvador, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Solidarity Movement with Cuba will celebrate today its VI Congress, which will be dedicated to the 90 years of leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Visit of Li Keqiang to Havana, Milestone in China-Cuba Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4012&SEO=visit-of-li-keqiang-to-havana-milestone-in-china-cuba-relations By Damy Vales Brazil: Demonstrations from North to South against Labor Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4004&SEO=brazil-demonstrations-from-north-to-south-against-labor-reforms Brasilia, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Some 60,000 Brazilian bank workers participated in strikes against governmental labor reforms of Michel Temer´s management, following 17 days of national strike, said today the newspaper Fato Brazil. Podemos Presents Pact to Socialist Party to Govern http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=4000&SEO=podemos-presents-pact-to-socialist-party-to-govern Madrid, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Pablo Iglesias, leader of the anti-austerity group Podemos, proposed today to his peer from the Spanish Socialist Workers'' Party (PSOE), Pedro Sanchez, an agreement for an alternative government to the one that conservative Mariano Rajoy is trying to shape up. Evo Accuses Chile in Geneva of Violating Bolivian Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=3999&SEO=evo-accuses-chile-in-geneva-of-violating-bolivian-rights Geneva, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, accused Chile here today of non-compliance of the bilateral treaties of 1904 and violating human rights of Bolivian transporters used in the neighboring country''s ports.