Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina UN Concerns over Civilians in IS-Controlled Mosul Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13439&SEO=un-concerns-over-civilians-in-is-controlled-mosul-areas United Nations, May 27 (Prensa Latina) UN Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O''Brien, has today expressed his concern over the lives of tens of thousands of civilians remaining in IS-controlled Mosul areas. MORENA Strengthens After LP Candidates Declines in Mexican Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13437&SEO=morena-strengthens-after-lp-candidates-declines-in-mexican-elections Mexico, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The aspirations of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) have today strengthened following the declines of Labor Party (PT) candidates in the states of Mexico and Coahuila. G-7 Summit In Its Secong and Last day in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13430&SEO=g-7-summit-in-its-secong-and-last-day-in-italy Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 summit arrives today at its second and last day, in the town of Taormina, during which it will debate on climate change, a topic of confrontation between the United States and its allies. FELAP, 41 Years Without Losing its Historical Principles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13429&SEO=felap-41-years-without-losing-its-historical-principles By Maylin Vidal Philippines Confirms ISIS Presence in Mindanao http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13396&SEO=philippines-confirms-isis-presence-in-mindanao Manila, May 26 (Prensa Latina) ''We will overcome, we will win,'' Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte told soldiers today in Iligan City, referring to the war against local terror groups in the country. Chile: The Truth About Pablo Neruda's Death Is Near http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13392&SEO=chile-the-truth-about-pablo-nerudas-death-is-near Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The truth about the cause of death of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda seems to be imminent, after international scientific tests were made, an idea that seduces the family of the Nobel Literature Prize winner. More than 50 US Senators Reintroduce Travel Law to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13382&SEO=more-than-50-us-senators-reintroduce-travel-law-to-cuba Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) has applauded the reintroduction in the U.S. Senate of the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, an initiative supported by 54 legislators. Holland America Line Cruise Company Authorized to Sail to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13380&SEO=holland-america-line-cruise-company-authorized-to-sail-to-cuba Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Holland America Line cruise company, based in Seattle, Washington, is joining the growing list of cruise lines offering voyages from the USA to Cuba. Cuban First Deputy President Reiterates Friendship with Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13375&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-president-reiterates-friendship-with-bolivia La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) First deputy president of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated here today the willingness of his country to keep working in various key sectors of the process of changes in Bolivia, as a sign of friendship and fraternity amid the two nations. US Court Keeps Trump's Travel Ban on Hold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13373&SEO=us-court-keeps-trumps-travel-ban-on-hold Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Circuit of the Appeal Court ruled today that the executive order by President Donald Trump that seeks to ban travels from Muslim-majority countries to the United States should be on hold. Merkel Threatens Turkey with Withdrawing Troops from Incirlik http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13368&SEO=merkel-threatens-turkey-with-withdrawing-troops-from-incirlik Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened to withdraw the German troops from the air base of Incirlik, southeast of Turkey, if the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is still blocking visits by German parliamentary representatives. Russian Security Service Dismantles Terrorist Cell in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13367&SEO=russian-security-service-dismantles-terrorist-cell-in-moscow Moscow, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Security Service (FSB in Russian) dismantled a terrorist cell in the capital of Russia Thursday, to arrest four suspects in whose apartment they found a home-made explosives factory. EU and Donald Trump Air Differences in Brussels Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13363&SEO=eu-and-donald-trump-air-differences-in-brussels-meeting Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and the United States have aired differences over Russia, international trade and climate change, the European Council reported today after a meeting between EU leaders and US President Donald Trump. Paraguay Expresses Interest in Urea and Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13362&SEO=paraguay-expresses-interest-in-urea-and-bolivian-gas La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Sánchez stated today that authorities in Paraguay are interested in buying urea from the Andean-Amazonian nation and increasing volumes of commercialization of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Syrian Army Makes New Progress in Homs Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13361&SEO=syrian-army-makes-new-progress-in-homs-province Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army and allied militias have made further progress to the east of the province of Homs against members of the Islamic State (ISIS), military sources confirmed today. Peru Highlights Cuban Commitment to Peace and Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13355&SEO=peru-highlights-cuban-commitment-to-peace-and-disarmament Lima, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ambassador in Peru, Sergio González, confirmed that his country has been, is now and will always be a peace advocate, commenting on an international seminar for the abolition of military bases. UN Calls for Action to Protect Civilians in Conflict Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13350&SEO=un-calls-for-action-to-protect-civilians-in-conflict-zones United Nations, May 25 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for actions today to ensure the protection of civilians in areas of conflict, including full respect for international humanitarian law. China's President Calls for Modern, Stronger Navy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13348&SEO=chinas-president-calls-for-modern-stronger-navy Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping has called for building a stronger and more modern Naval Force to realize the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation and the dream of a powerful Armed Forces. New Zealand Launches Its First Space Rocket Successfully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13346&SEO=new-zealand-launches-its-first-space-rocket-successfully Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) U.S. company Rocket Lab celebrated today the successful launch of a Rocket Lab test craft named Electron from the North Island of New Zealand. Paraguayan Peasants Repudiate Presidential Veto on Expropriation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13333&SEO=paraguayan-peasants-repudiate-presidential-veto-on-expropriation Asunción, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Peasant Federation (FNC) of Paraguay repudiated the veto of President Horacio Cartes on the expropriation of farms of Guahory colony, Department of Caaguazú, in favor of farm workers. Venezuelan Justice to Protect Eight Municipalities from Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13322&SEO=venezuelan-justice-to-protect-eight-municipalities-from-violence Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Court of Venezuela''s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has issued some protection measures for the inhabitants of eight municipalities hit by violent actions of the extreme right opposition in the states of Miranda and Merida. Macron's Party Wins Majority in French Legislative Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13310&SEO=macrons-party-wins-majority-in-french-legislative-elections Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron''s Republic on the Move (LREM) Party is about to win the vote in June''s legislative elections, an Ifop-Fiducial poll showed on Wednesday. Marches in Bolivian Cities Demanding Release of Detainees in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13308&SEO=marches-in-bolivian-cities-demanding-release-of-detainees-in-chile La Paz, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Bolivians marched today from the city of El Alto to the historic center of La Paz to demand the release of the nine compatriots unjustly detained in Chile since March 19. Police Dispersed Anti-Temer Demonstration With Bombs and Gases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13306&SEO=police-dispersed-anti-temer-demonstration-with-bombs-and-gases Brasilia, May 24 (Prensa Latina) With bombings, tear gas and rubber bullets, the Brazilian Military Police is trying to disperse thousands of demonstrators gathered here in the esplanade of the Ministries to demand the departure of President Michel Temer. US Companies Ask Trump to Maintain and Expand Trips to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13304&SEO=us-companies-ask-trump-to-maintain-and-expand-trips-to-cuba Washington, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Over 40 companies and associations from the United States have sent a letter to US President Donald Trump to urge him to maintain and expand travels to Cuba. Trump Arrives in Belgium with Strong Security Device http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13299&SEO=trump-arrives-in-belgium-with-strong-security-device Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels Wednesday afternoon, in the middle of a wide security device, and popular demonstrations against his presence in this European nation. Lenin Moreno Swears-in as Ecuador President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13294&SEO=lenin-moreno-swears-in-as-ecuador-president Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno was inaugurated today as the new president of Ecuador in a solemn ceremony held in the National Assembly (parliament), before some Latin American presidents and guests. Cuban First Vice President Honors Ecuadorian Founding Father http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13293&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-honors-ecuadorian-founding-father Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, placed here today a wreath before the monument to Eloy Alfaro, Founding Father of the liberal revolution in Ecuador. US Rapper Talib Kweli in Live Cuban Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13288&SEO=us-rapper-talib-kweli-in-live-cuban-concert Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) US rapper Talib Kweli is preparing in Cuba the concert he will give at the Rumba Palace on Friday. Voters Go to the Polls in Cayman Islands Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13282&SEO=voters-go-to-the-polls-in-cayman-islands-election George Town, May 24 (Prensa Latina) About 21,000 voters go to the polls today in the Cayman Islands to elect the 15 members of the new Legislative Assembly of this British Caribbean territory. Cuba Supports Palestinian Cause http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13275&SEO=cuba-supports-palestinian-cause Damascus, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Commission of Palestinians in Zionist Regime Prisons, have thanked today Cuba''s solidarity during a meeting with Rogerio Santana, that country''s ambassador to Syria. Cuba Supports Citizen's Revolution in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13272&SEO=cuba-supports-citizens-revolution-in-ecuador Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba, María Augusta Calles, today classified as a support to the Citizen''s Revolution the visit to Ecuador of the first vice-president of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. Venezuela to Continue Marches to Support Constitutional Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13270&SEO=venezuela-to-continue-marches-to-support-constitutional-process Caracas, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice-President in charge of the economy, Ramón Lobo, said today that the people of the South American nation will continue to mobilize to support and accompany the constitutional process summoned by President Nicolás Maduro. Pope Francis Meets US President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13269&SEO=pope-francis-meets-us-president Rome, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has received here today U.S. President Donald Trump, who is carrying out a few hours visit to this capital. Chevron Threatens with Massive Lay-off in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13235&SEO=chevron-threatens-with-massive-lay-off-in-bangladesh Dacca, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Chevron threatened today to lay off workers protesting the planned sale of its assets in Bangladesh to Chinese investors, delaying the estimated $ 2 billion deal. Lawyer Calls for Citizens Coalition to Support Colombian Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13226&SEO=lawyer-calls-for-citizens-coalition-to-support-colombian-peace Bogota, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle has called on citizens today to defend the peace accords after expressing his concern about the future of the implementation process of the agreement with the FARC-EP. Brazilian Scholar Warns That Temer's Permanence Worsens Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13220&SEO=brazilian-scholar-warns-that-temers-permanence-worsens-corruption Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Temer''s permanence is a factor that it may worsen corruption in Congress, of which it is a hostage, according to Roberto Romano, a scholar from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). Colombia, a Country with Most Internally Displaced People Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13216&SEO=colombia-a-country-with-most-internally-displaced-people-worldwide Bogota, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombia is the country with the largest population of internal displaced people worldwide, according to a report published here by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) in conjunction with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Montenegro to Join NATO on May 25 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13213&SEO=montenegro-to-join-nato-on-may-25 Podgorica, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Montenegro''s prime minister, Dusko Markovic, will travel to Brussels to attend the summit of heads of state and/or government of NATO, in which the small Balkan state will join as a full member. Future Cardinal Revives Salvadoran Faith in Romero's Canonization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13211&SEO=future-cardinal-revives-salvadoran-faith-in-romeros-canonization By Charly Morales Valido Islamic State Claims Attack on Manchester Stadium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13208&SEO=islamic-state-claims-attack-on-manchester-stadium London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) claimed today the terrorist attack in a stadium in the British city of Manchester, where 22 people have died so far and nearly 60 people were injured. Brazilian Bar Association Calls for Michel Temer's Impeachment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13205&SEO=brazilian-bar-association-calls-for-michel-temers-impeachment Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Brazil´s Bar Association (OAB), Claudio Lamachia, has announced that such an organization will hand over the Chamber of Deputies an impeachment request against Brazilian President, Michel Temer. Lenin Moreno to Present Cabinet During his Presidential Inauguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13204&SEO=lenin-moreno-to-present-cabinet-during-his-presidential-inauguration Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The cabinet that will accompany the elected Ecuadorian leader, Lenin Moreno, will be known Wednesday, the day of the presidential inauguration attended by more than 14 heads of state and government and some international personalities. Cuban Foreign Minister Talks with Paraguayan formel President Lugo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13202&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-talks-with-paraguayan-formel-president-lugo Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, received today the formel president and Paraguayan senator Fernando Lugo, who visits Cuba as part of a Paraguayan parliamentary delegation. Cuba and European Union on Dialogue on Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13200&SEO=cuba-and-european-union-on-dialogue-on-human-rights Brussels, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the European Union (EU) made their third round of conversations on human rights Monday, to bring about the exchange of opinions and widen the knowledge of their respective realities. First Salvadoran Cardinal Dedicates His Naming to Monsignor Romero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13173&SEO=first-salvadoran-cardinal-dedicates-his-naming-to-monsignor-romero San Salvador, May 22 (Prensa Latina) When Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chávez was told that Pope Francisco would name him Cardinal, above Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar himself, he thought it was too early to be joking. Saudi Kingdom Stronger against Terrorism after Summits with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13164&SEO=saudi-kingdom-stronger-against-terrorism-after-summits-with-trump Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia said that President Donald Trump''s speech at the Arab-Islamic summit held here contained key indicators of the U.S. policy on the Middle East and the horizon of cooperation that exists today with those communities. Pedro Sanchez Defeats Spain's Stagnant Social Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13161&SEO=pedro-sanchez-defeats-spains-stagnant-social-democracy Madrid, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Pedro Suarez''s re-conquest of the reins of the Spanish Workers'' Socialist Party (PSOE), when many thought that he was politically dead, will inevitably lead to the ostracism of the historic leaders of that centenary organization. Philippine President Seeks to Strengthen Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13157&SEO=philippine-president-seeks-to-strengthen-cooperation-with-russia Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits Russia today, seeking to strengthen cooperation in defense and security, as well as economic and commercial cooperation, especially in agriculture. Venezuelan Government Warns about Fascist Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13154&SEO=venezuelan-government-warns-about-fascist-trend Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government have warned today that right-wing groups are trying to impose a Nazi-fascist trend in the country, according to their actions in recent weeks. Iranian Foreign Minister Denies Trump Accusations from Saudi Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13153&SEO=iranian-foreign-minister-denies-trump-accusations-from-saudi-kingdom Tehran, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has bluntly denied accusations of US President Donald Trump from Saudi Arabia and ironically with the scenario and the circumstances where he made them. Libya: UN Chief Urges All Sides to Restore Calm,Stop Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13147&SEO=libya-un-chief-urges-all-sides-to-restore-calmstop-violence United Nations,May 21 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm, the UN chief''s spokesman said today. 'Kashmir is Ours,' Says Indian Minister, Promises Permanent Solution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13146&SEO=kashmir-is-ours-says-indian-minister-promises-permanent-solution New Delhi,May 21 (Prensa Latina) ''Kashmir is ours'' Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the Modi government will find a ''permanent solution'' to the Kashmir problem. Singapore Supports Joint Efforts to Sustain TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13144&SEO=singapore-supports-joint-efforts-to-sustain-tpp Singapur,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Singapore ''supports the joint efforts'' of the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signatories to sustain the massive free trade deal, Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said today. Russia Asks WTO to Look Into Sanctions by Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13139&SEO=russia-asks-wto-to-look-into-sanctions-by-ukraine Moscow,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has sent a request to the World Trade Organization asking to hold consultations over Ukraine''s sanctions against Moscow, in place since 2014, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin deliver the requesto to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo, during a ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Hanoi. Uribe´s Apology Worse than his Offense, Says Colombia Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13136&SEO=uribeas-apology-worse-than-his-offense-says-colombia-senator Bogota, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Ivan Cepeda, Senator from the Polo Democratico Alternativo party, said today that the apology issued by Colombian former President Alvaro Uribe is worse than his offense. Saudi King Discusses Trade and Military Cooperation with Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13135&SEO=saudi-king-discusses-trade-and-military-cooperation-with-donald-trump Riyadh, May 20 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia discussed today with US President Donald Trump the state of bilateral relations, particularly cooperation in the commercial and military sectors. Temer Adds Another Accusation: Buying MPs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13131&SEO=temer-adds-another-accusation-buying-mps Brasilia, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Today, Brazilian President Michel Temer is buying up representatives in the Federal Chamber to approve their reforms, Alagoas lawmaker Givaldo Carimbao of the Humanist Solidarity Party (PHS) denounced. Oscar López Rivera: the Struggle for Puerto Rico's Freedom Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13129&SEO=oscar-lopez-rivera-the-struggle-for-puerto-ricos-freedom-continues Por Nestor Rosa-MarbrellSan Juan, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Oscar López Rivera, who was released on May 17 after 36 years of imprisonment in the United States for his struggle for Puerto Rico''s independence, has become a symbol of inspiration for new generations of Puerto Ricans. Swedish Prosecutor Office Drops Rape Charges Against Julian Assange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13119&SEO=swedish-prosecutor-office-drops-rape-charges-against-julian-assange Stockholm, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish prosecutor''s office announced today the closure of the investigation to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks site, for an alleged violation. Massive Turnout in Iranian Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13114&SEO=massive-turnout-in-iranian-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) A significant voter turnout marked today the twelfth presidential election of Iran in which the main candidates, the supreme leader, and other political and religious personalities exercised their suffrage. Caribbean Nations Stand By Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13111&SEO=caribbean-nations-stand-by-venezuela Bridgetown, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community Private Company to Build First Geothermal Power Plant in Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13108&SEO=private-company-to-build-first-geothermal-power-plant-in-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Maximus Johnity Ongkili, said today that Malaysia''s first geothermal power plant will be built by Tawau Green Technology Sdn Bhd, without financial cost to the government. Gas Accumulation Causes Explosions in Cartagena, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13103&SEO=gas-accumulation-causes-explosions-in-cartagena-colombia Bogota, May 19 (Prensa Latina) An inspection to the shipyards of Citemar and Astivick in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, where a triple explosion occurred two days ago killing seven people, said that the gas accumulation could be the cause of the incident. Russia Denounces US Distortions about Syrian Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13098&SEO=russia-denounces-us-distortions-about-syrian-reality Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced US manipulations today on Syria events, including unproven accusations against the government of that country for alleged use of chemical weapons. Venezuelan Customs Confiscates Items for Violent Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13095&SEO=venezuelan-customs-confiscates-items-for-violent-groups Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Superintendent of the National Integrated Tax and Customs Administration (SENIAT), José David Cabello, confirmed the retention of equipment from abroad, intended for violent protests organized by ultra-right parties. Syria Denounces US-Led Coalition Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13093&SEO=syria-denounces-us-led-coalition-attack Damascus, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Armed Forces has denounced today that the attack on Syrian Army positions at the Al Tanf region is an evidence of the falsehood with which the U.S.-led International Coalition is acting. Iranian President and Supreme Leader Vote in Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13092&SEO=iranian-president-and-supreme-leader-vote-in-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian head of State, Hassan Rouhani, and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast their votes on Friday in the presidential election, in which the former is running for reelection. Venezuela and Russia to Strengthen Strategic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13082&SEO=venezuela-and-russia-to-strengthen-strategic-ties Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have today held a telephone conversation in which they agreed to strengthen the strategic relationship between both nations. Brazil Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation into Michel Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13079&SEO=brazil-supreme-court-authorizes-investigation-into-michel-temer Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Edson Fachin decided today to investigate Brazilian President Michel Temer for attempting to obstruct justice by endorsing the payment for the silence of former leader of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha. Syrian President Receives Iraqi Special Envoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13073&SEO=syrian-president-receives-iraqi-special-envoy Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with National Security adviser Faleh al-Fayad and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, according to media reports in Damascus. Japan's Abe, S. Korean Envoy Agree to Resume Diplomatic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13068&SEO=japans-abe-s.-korean-envoy-agree-to-resume-diplomatic-relations Tokyo,May 18 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a special envoy of South Korea''s newly-elected President Moon Jae-in agreed in talks Thursday to resume the shuttle diplomacy between the leaders of both countries. Coup by the Corrupt Crumbles in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13055&SEO=coup-by-the-corrupt-crumbles-in-brazil Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The possibility that President Michel Temer goes to prison for obstructing justice is perceived here today as a clear sign of the collapse of the parliamentary-judicial coup d''état perpetrated by a gang of corrupt politicians against Dilma Rousseff. Mexico Without Funds to Protect Journalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13054&SEO=mexico-without-funds-to-protect-journalists Mexico, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government did not allocate funds this year to the Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, who have been victims of several crimes in 2017, it was reported today. Turkey Asks US to Dismiss Its Official Responsible against IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13052&SEO=turkey-asks-us-to-dismiss-its-official-responsible-against-is Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey has demanded today the removal of U.S. representative at the Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, for his support to the Kurdish militias established in northern Syria. Russia Rejects Interference in Venezuela's Internal Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13050&SEO=russia-rejects-interference-in-venezuelas-internal-affairs Moscow, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reiterated today its rejection of foreign interference in Venezuela''s internal affairs and called for a national dialogue in that country with full respect for the Constitution and among all political forces. Venezuela Denounces Paramilitary Attacks in Tachira http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13048&SEO=venezuela-denounces-paramilitary-attacks-in-tachira Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) of Venezuela have condemned in a communiqué the attacks on military and police installations by paramilitary groups in the state of Tachira, near the border with Colombia. Peña Nieto Announces Measures to Protect Journalists and Activists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13033&SEO=pena-nieto-announces-measures-to-protect-journalists-and-activists Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Wednesday measures to protect journalists and human rights defenders in the nation, after the number of murdered journalists, increased to 6 this year. Cybercrimes Cause Million-Dollar Losses in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13027&SEO=cybercrimes-cause-million-dollar-losses-in-mexico Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cybercrimes are currently costing Mexico about $4 billions a year, despite the government presented the National Digital Strategy, it was reported today. Swedish Prosecutor to Assess Assange Case http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13026&SEO=swedish-prosecutor-to-assess-assange-case Stockholm, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Attorney''s Office announced today that it will give a press conference on Friday to review the investigation into alleged violation by Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website. Puerto Rican Independence Fighter Oscar Lopez Thanks Cuba Support http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13024&SEO=puerto-rican-independence-fighter-oscar-lopez-thanks-cuba-support Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican independence leader Oscar López Rivera thanked Cuba and his people for all the support given to the campaign for their freedom, definitively achieved today. Syria Committed to Humanitarian Principles, Says Deputy FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13023&SEO=syria-committed-to-humanitarian-principles-says-deputy-fm Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Syria is committed to humanitarian principles, said deputy foreign minister, Faisal Al Miqdad during a specialized course of the Diplomatic Insitute held here in Damascus. Islamic State Attacks Afghanistan TV station, Multiple Casualties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13019&SEO=islamic-state-attacks-afghanistan-tv-station-multiple-casualties Kabul, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State today claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a television station in Afghanistan''s that killed 10 persons and injured 24. Ecuador FM Higlights Government Achievements in Foreign Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13012&SEO=ecuador-fm-higlights-government-achievements-in-foreign-policy Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian foreign minister, Guillaume Long highlighted the policies implemented by the national government in foreign policy that allow the country to show solid advances in relations and exchange with the rest of the world. Trump Rejects Main Demands of Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13008&SEO=trump-rejects-main-demands-of-turkey Ankara, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The government of Turkey today presented as an achievement the results of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although none of Ankara''s main demands were met. Venezuelan People Support Constituent Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13007&SEO=venezuelan-people-support-constituent-process Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Venezuelans gathered today in Morelos Square, in this capital, to march to the Miraflores Palace (the seat of the government) and express their support for President Nicolas Maduro''s call for a National Constituent Assembly. Oscar López Rivera Thanks the Efforts of the Puerto Rican People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13003&SEO=oscar-lopez-rivera-thanks-the-efforts-of-the-puerto-rican-people San Juan, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Independence leader Oscar López Rivera thanked the Puerto Rican people for all their efforts to gain his freedom, which he enjoys since this morning after 36 years in prison. Colombian Gov't, ELN Resume Peace Talks in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13000&SEO=colombian-govt-eln-resume-peace-talks-in-ecuador Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), another important guerrilla movement in Colombia, are resuming peace talks today in Ecuador to end an armed conflict that has been going on for decades. Trade Unions Pressure Senators against Labor Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12997&SEO=trade-unions-pressure-senators-against-labor-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s most representative trade unions called collective visits to the cabinets of federal senators today to abort the debate on the questioned labor reform and establish a negotiation table. Syrian Gov't Approves Projects and Development in Several Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12995&SEO=syrian-govt-approves-projects-and-development-in-several-sectors Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a budget of four million 600 thousand dollars to support service and development projects in various sectors in the provinces of Sweida, Latakia, and Damascus. APEC Officials Meet in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12994&SEO=apec-officials-meet-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the 21 territories making up the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) have met here today, to discuss the progress made in implementing the Lima Declaration on the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area, among other issues. European Deputies Demand to Get Food Waste under Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12989&SEO=european-deputies-demand-to-get-food-waste-under-control Brussels, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Europeans throw around 173 kilograms of food to the trash can every year, regional parliament deputies said and demanded that the European Union (EU) put a stop to food waste and explicitly authorize donations. Venezuelan FM Accuses Opposition Activist of Favoring Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12988&SEO=venezuelan-fm-accuses-opposition-activist-of-favoring-interference Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused today the opposition activist Lilian Tintory of making a tour to promote interference by international organizations or foreign powers in the South American nation. US-led Coalition Air Strike in Syria Kills Over 50 People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12970&SEO=us-led-coalition-air-strike-in-syria-kills-over-50-people Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has today denounced the US-led coalition air strike killing over 50 people in the regions of the provinces of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Bullying Affects Heart Health of the Victim and the Agressor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12968&SEO=bullying-affects-heart-health-of-the-victim-and-the-agressor Washington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Psycho-social and heart problems might arise as consequence of school harassment or ''bullying'', since it affects both the victim and his or her aggressor, a study published at a specialized magazine points out. Iraqi Forces Break into the Last Terrorist Stronghold in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12953&SEO=iraqi-forces-break-into-the-last-terrorist-stronghold-in-mosul Baghdad, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces stormed today Al-Najjar district, the last connecting with the besieged Old City of Mosul, where they claim to have reconquered almost 90 percent of the west of that town. More than a Hundred Journalists Murdered in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12951&SEO=more-than-a-hundred-journalists-murdered-in-mexico Mexico, May 16 (Prensa Latina) From 2000 up to date 126 journalists have been murdered in Mexico, according to an update of the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH). Cuba Promotes in China Mining Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12948&SEO=cuba-promotes-in-china-mining-investment-opportunities Beijing, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban executives are promoting here today mining business opportunities, in order to attract Chinese investment as a way to optimize this industry and expand economic development. Bolivian and Brazil to Sign Memorandum for Bi-Oceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12938&SEO=bolivian-and-brazil-to-sign-memorandum-for-bi-oceanic-railway La Paz, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Public Works Minister Milton Claros reported that brazil would sign the official memorandum to join the Central Bi-Oceanic Railway project in coming days. USA Prepares to Ban Laptops on Flights from Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12937&SEO=usa-prepares-to-ban-laptops-on-flights-from-europe Brussels, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and the United States will debate next Wednesday on the possible ban on in-flight laptops and tablets in certain flights from EU, according to the European Commission (EC). UN Expects an In-Depth Inter-Syrian Meeting in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12936&SEO=un-expects-an-in-depth-inter-syrian-meeting-in-geneva United Nations, May 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan Mistura said he expected that the new round of indirect talks between the Government and the opposition, the beginning of which was scheduled for today in Geneva, was more in-depth. New French Prime Minister Described himself as a Man of the Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12934&SEO=new-french-prime-minister-described-himself-as-a-man-of-the-right Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The newly appointed French Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, described himself as ''a man of the right'' in his first interview after taking office. Spanish Cuban Cultural and Business Meeting in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12932&SEO=spanish-cuban-cultural-and-business-meeting-in-spain Madrid, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish city of Getafe will host up to May 23, the Spanish Cuban Cultural and Business Meeting, a perfect setting for getting closer to the Caribbean heritage, art, dance, music and gastronomy. Putin against Expansion of Club of Nuclear Powers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12917&SEO=putin-against-expansion-of-club-of-nuclear-powers Moscow, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed today his opposition to any attempt to expand the club of countries with nuclear weapons and called for a solution to the dispute about Pyongyang through dialogue. China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12913&SEO=china-concludes-silk-forum-with-development-consensus Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s first international Belt and Road Initiative Forum has concluded here with a consensus on the issue. Venezuelan Extreme Right Opposition Insists in Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12906&SEO=venezuelan-extreme-right-opposition-insists-in-coup Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Extreme right-wing groups of Venezuela''s opposition will insist today on their coup plans against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. China's Ambitious Initiative to Reshape the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12902&SEO=chinas-ambitious-initiative-to-reshape-the-world Beijing (Prensa Latina) More than 100 countries have agreed to participate in the Chinese Belt and Silk Route Initiative, a large-scale trade project that shows the high demand for global economic cooperation. France Warns about Future Replicas of Massive Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12898&SEO=france-warns-about-future-replicas-of-massive-cyber-attack Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The massive cyber-attack on more than 100 countries might happen again in the next few days and weeks, the director of France''s National Agency for Informatics System Security (ANSII), Guillaume Poupart, warned on Monday. Europol Reports More than 200,000 Affected by Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12893&SEO=europol-reports-more-than-200000-affected-by-cyber-attack The Hague, Holland, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Director Rob Wainwright announced that today the recent cyber attack on a global scale has affected about 200,000 people in more than 150 countries. Justice will Veto Lula as Candidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12891&SEO=justice-will-veto-lula-as-candidate Brasilia, May 15 (Prensa Latina) If the United States decides that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can not run for the 2018 elections, it is obvious that Brazilian Justice will prevent his candidacy from happening again, renowned jurist Fabio Konder Comparato stated. Emmanuel Macron Sworn in as French President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12884&SEO=emmanuel-macron-sworn-in-as-french-president Paris, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as French president on Sunday in a solemn ceremony held at the Elysee Palace. Venezuelan Analyst Reveals Opponents' Complicity with Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12882&SEO=venezuelan-analyst-reveals-opponents-complicity-with-violence Caracas, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan opposition groups still remain in complicity with the progress of vandalism and armed actions, as said by analyst Eleazar Diaz Rangel. Terrorists Admit Lies on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12881&SEO=terrorists-admit-lies-on-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-syria Damascus, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian television broadcasted two terrorists´ confessions accepting their participation in media set-ups on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, as reported by the local today. Women Activists Are Victims of Crimes in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12878&SEO=women-activists-are-victims-of-crimes-in-mexico Mexico, May 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 44 women journalists or activists from civil organizations have been killed in Mexico since 2010, according to reports. Syria Moves Towards Reconciliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12875&SEO=syria-moves-towards-reconciliation Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) With four detente zones, the successful advances of the Army and the consequent implementation of a policy of national reconciliation, Syria is moving towards defeating terrorism and reducing an imposed war. Venezuelan Journalist Earle Herrera Thanks Cuban for Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12874&SEO=venezuelan-journalist-earle-herrera-thanks-cuban-for-award Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Felix Elmuza Medal, bestowed by the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), although it is the smallest one, it is the most important decoration I have received in my life, the Venezuelan journalist Earle Herrera said. World Bank President Warns about Causes of Migration Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12866&SEO=world-bank-president-warns-about-causes-of-migration-crisis Rome, May 13 (Prensa Latina) World Bank President Jim Yong Kim stated today that the global migration crisis is only the tip of the iceberg, and assured that the problem will only be solved by developing the migrant-sending countries. Venezuelan President Ratifies Elections in the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12864&SEO=venezuelan-president-ratifies-elections-in-the-country Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro confirmed that elections will take place in the country in 2018. Bach in Angola Dreams of Africa Organizing Olympics Some Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12851&SEO=bach-in-angola-dreams-of-africa-organizing-olympics-some-day Luanda, 12 May (Prensa Latina) President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), German Thomas Bach, is begining his official one-day agenda in Angola with the dream of seeing an African country as an organizer of the Olympics. Children's Rights Violated in Venezuela Opposition Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12849&SEO=childrens-rights-violated-in-venezuela-opposition-protests Caracas, May 12 (Prensa Latina) About 100 individual and collective complaints about violation of fundamental rights of minors used by the Venezuelan right opposition in vandalism and terrorist actions were presented to court by the Children and Teenagers Foundation. Cuba Issues Postal Stamp Against Homophobia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12848&SEO=cuba-issues-postal-stamp-against-homophobia Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) As part of the 10th Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia, social activists and representatives of national institutions issued an allegorical postal stamp to fight for the full development of all people. FAO Adopts New Guidelines for Tackling Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12846&SEO=fao-adopts-new-guidelines-for-tackling-climate-change Rome, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced new guidelines aimed at supporting countries in meeting their commitments to tackle climate change. Barbados to Host Caricom Foreign Ministers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12837&SEO=barbados-to-host-caricom-foreign-ministers-meeting Bridgetown, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will meet here at the meeting of the Caribbean Foreign and Community Relations Council on May 18 and 19, said local newspaper Nation News Thursday. UN Confirms Resumption of Syrian Talks for May 16th http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12834&SEO=un-confirms-resumption-of-syrian-talks-for-may-16th United Nations, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, confirmed that the Syrian Government and the opposition representatives will return to Geneva for peace talks on May 16th. Thousands in Salvador for Dismissal of Judges that Favor Right-Wing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12826&SEO=thousands-in-salvador-for-dismissal-of-judges-that-favor-right-wing San Salvador, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Salvadorans asked today the dismissal of four judges from the Constitutional Chamber, who increased their attacks on all social initiatives promoted by President Salvador Sanchez Ceren. Iran Refutes Accusation by Saudi Arabia of Sending Weapons to Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12824&SEO=iran-refutes-accusation-by-saudi-arabia-of-sending-weapons-to-yemen Tehran, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Iran refuted today assertions by Saudi Arabia about supposed transference of weapons to Yemen for the Houthi rebels in Ansar and Allah, and accused the Arab kingdom of contributing to uncontrolled increase of regional terrorism. Colombian Guerrillas Reiterate in Havana Willingness to Reach Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12822&SEO=colombian-guerrillas-reiterate-in-havana-willingness-to-reach-peace Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) reiterated today their willingness to boost the peace process with the Government of Juan Manuel Santos. Mexico: Activist for Disappeared People Murdered http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12821&SEO=mexico-activist-for-disappeared-people-murdered Mexico, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Miriam Elizabeth Rodriguez, an activist for the cause of thousands of Disappeared people in Mexico, was murdered by an armed group in Tamaulipas (north) as reported here Thursday. Somali President Requests Help in Arms and Funds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12819&SEO=somali-president-requests-help-in-arms-and-funds London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed demanded today the lifting of the arms embargo on his country, which he described as vital to defeat his nemesis, the Al Shabab Islamist movement. South Korea to Send Team to China to Talk on US Shield http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12817&SEO=south-korea-to-send-team-to-china-to-talk-on-us-shield Seoul, May 11 (Prensa Latina) South Korea''s President-elect, Moon Jae-in, will send a team of experts to China to talk on the US antimissile shield THAAD, whose deployment here he promised to analyze, in case he won the presidential elections. Children, Bombs and Lack of Scruples of Venezuelan Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12813&SEO=children-bombs-and-lack-of-scruples-of-venezuelan-right Por Miguel Fernández MartínezCaracas, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The use of poor Venezuelan children to make homemade bombs that the extreme right-wing opposition groups use as weapons in their demonstrations against the government was denounced here by different media organizations. China-Africa Trade Grew in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12803&SEO=china-africa-trade-grew-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Trade volume between China and African countries reportedly rose by 16.8 percent from year to year in the first quarter of this year reaching the 38.88 billion dollars. Russia Rejects Rumors on Exchanges for Resignation of FBI Chief http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12801&SEO=russia-rejects-rumors-on-exchanges-for-resignation-of-fbi-chief Moscow, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today Western press reports of an alleged dismissal of its ambassador in Washington, Serguei Kisliak, in exchange for the dismissal of the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey. Threats Against Colombian Judges Involved in Pardons and Amnesties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12800&SEO=threats-against-colombian-judges-involved-in-pardons-and-amnesties Bogota, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Officials, social leaders and judges involved in pardons and amnesties for the FARC-EP guerrillas have been targets of threats, the Colombian prosecutor''s office that has begun an investigation into the case has confirmed today. China, Vietnam to Boost Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12799&SEO=china-vietnam-to-boost-bilateral-relations Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping and his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, visiting this country today, reviewed bilateral relations and issues of common interest. Brazil´s Former President Lula Squares off with Judge Moro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12765&SEO=brazilas-former-president-lula-squares-off-with-judge-moro Brasilia, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Brazil´s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived at about 1:45 pm (local time) at the besieged Federal Justice headquarters in Curitiba, in order to testify to Judge Sergio Moro. Lebanon, Cuba Sign Visa Exemption Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12759&SEO=lebanon-cuba-sign-visa-exemption-agreement Beirut, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon and Cuba today signed a visa exemption agreement for diplomatic, official and service passports as part of their respective governments'' purpose of consolidating their relations and multi-sectoral cooperation. Bolivian Mining Company Makes Millions of Dollars in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12745&SEO=bolivian-mining-company-makes-millions-of-dollars-in-profits La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Mining Corporation of Bolivia (COMIBOL), José Pimentel, reported today that the company Huanuni achieved a cumulative profit of almost 10 million dollars in the first quarter of this year. Chilean President Bachelet Begins Asia Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12743&SEO=chilean-president-bachelet-begins-asia-tour Jakarta, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet began a long journey to Indonesia and China today to highlight the country''s vocation to project to the Asia-Pacific. Argentina, Cuba Talk Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12742&SEO=argentina-cuba-talk-business Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The exchange between Cuba and Argentina in the commercial and economic area is today the meeting point of a workshop organized here by Small and Medium companies Chamber, which is attended by several companies from both nations. Expert Analyzes Venezuelan Extreme Right Wing's Terrorist Methods http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12736&SEO=expert-analyzes-venezuelan-extreme-right-wings-terrorist-methods Caracas, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The journalist and politician Mario Silva denounced on his TV program La Hojilla the main tools of terrorist violence being used by some extreme right-wing leaders in Venezuela. Argentine Hosts Celac-EU Meeting on Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12733&SEO=argentine-hosts-celac-eu-meeting-on-drugs Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentina will host next week two important international conferences on drugs, at the request of cooperation mechanisms between Latin America and the European Union (EU). Mexico, Second Position in Violent Deaths among Not-at-War Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12728&SEO=mexico-second-position-in-violent-deaths-among-not-at-war-countries Mexico, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is the second country in the world, where violence takes the largest number of human lives, according to a report published today by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), said media outlets in this capital. Cuba Announces Poster Contest # NoMásBloqueo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12706&SEO=cuba-announces-poster-contest-nomasbloqueo Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex) and the National Design Office (ONDI) launched today a call to the NoMásBloqueo poster competition as a platform to join the call for a cease of that U.S. measure. Cuba Attends Celebrations for Kazakh Day of Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12702&SEO=cuba-attends-celebrations-for-kazakh-day-of-victory Astana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in Kazakhstan took part in the activities in this capital for the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over Fascism, presided by the Head of State, Nurzultán Nazarbáyev. Cuban Ambassador Sees Kentucky Businessmen interest in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12701&SEO=cuban-ambassador-sees-kentucky-businessmen-interest-in-cuba Washington, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to the United States, José Ramón Cabañas, confirmed the interest of business representatives and other sectors of the state of Kentucky in increasing ties with the island, reported the diplomatic delegation of the Caribbean country. Center-Left Politician Wins Presidential Elections in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12697&SEO=center-left-politician-wins-presidential-elections-in-south-korea Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Moon Jae-in, a veteran advocate of human rights and, according to his electoral promises, of a rapprochement with North Korea has won the Presidential elections in South Korea by a landslide over conservative Hong Joon-pyo and centrist Ahn Cheol-soo. Constituent Assembly Process in Venezuela Guarantees Justice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12683&SEO=constituent-assembly-process-in-venezuela-guarantees-justice Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The constitutionalist lawyer Enrique Tineo said today that the constituent process called by President Nicolas Maduro vindicates justice in light of the right wing''s attacks on the Venezuelan people. Iran Denounces Western Plans to Revive Disputes in Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12680&SEO=iran-denounces-western-plans-to-revive-disputes-in-middle-east Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani today denounced the persistence of the West powers'' plans to revive the problems among Middle East countries, to which the Islamic republic responds by strengthening its military power. Palestinian President Resumes Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12676&SEO=palestinian-president-resumes-peace-talks Ramallah, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Mahmoud Abbas has stated today that he is ready to resume peace talks with Israel, this time under the auspices of U.S. President, Donald Trump. Over 10,000 Military Officers Participate in Victory Parade in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12671&SEO=over-10000-military-officers-participate-in-victory-parade-in-moscow Moscow, May 9 (Prensa Latina) At least 10,000 military officers, 114 war pieces of equipment and 72 planes and helicopters participated today in the parade at Moscow''s Red Square on the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over German fascism. Ecuador's President-Elect Visits Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12667&SEO=ecuadors-president-elect-visits-peru Lima, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, will host today Ecuadorian President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, with whom he will talk about cooperation and issues of the international situation. Trump and Macron Agree to Meet during NATO Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12666&SEO=trump-and-macron-agree-to-meet-during-nato-summit Washington, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of the U.S. Donald Trump and the newly elected French head of State, Emmanuel Macron, agreed to meet during the Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on May 25 in Brussels. Slight Rises of Euro and Stock Markets after Macron Victory in Franc http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12644&SEO=slight-rises-of-euro-and-stock-markets-after-macron-victory-in-franc London, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The euro and the European stock markets experienced today slight rises after the victory by centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential elections in France. Debate About Poverty Eradication in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12635&SEO=debate-about-poverty-eradication-in-the-un United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) installed a three -day session dedicated to talk about poverty eradication, a phenomenon affecting more than 800 million human beings in the planet. Other 13 Iranian Miners' Bodies Found, Lethal Figure Rises 39 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12629&SEO=other-13-iranian-miners-bodies-found-lethal-figure-rises-39 Tehran, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue workers have extracted another 13 bodies of workers trapped at a mine in northeastern Iran by an explosion, whose death toll rose 39, officials said. DPRK Investigations Continue After US Citizen Detention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12624&SEO=dprk-investigations-continue-after-us-citizen-detention Pyongyang, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are continuing investigations into a US citizen arrested on suspicion of committing hostile acts against the country. Syria Supports the Creation of Peace Zones, FM Reaffirms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12614&SEO=syria-supports-the-creation-of-peace-zones-fm-reaffirms Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al Moallem reaffirmed today his country''s support for the creation of peace zones to ''stop the bloodshed of the Syrian people.'' Ecuador's President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, Visits Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12611&SEO=ecuadors-president-elect-lenin-moreno-visits-colombia Quito, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombia is the first country Ecuador''s President-Elect, Lenin Moreno visits when he complies today with a one-day agenda, focused on a meeting with his peer Juan Manuel Santos. Colombian Gov't and ELN to Resume Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12607&SEO=colombian-govt-and-eln-to-resume-peace-talks Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government and the insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN) will reportedly resume official talks on May 16th in Quito, Ecuador. Venezuelans Refuse Opposition Extremists' Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12604&SEO=venezuelans-refuse-opposition-extremists-violence Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Journalist José Vicente Rangel said today that most Venezuelans reject the violence promoted by opposition extremists, as their method to disagree with the policies of the Bolivarian Government. Attack on Kashmir Leaves Four Fatalities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12599&SEO=attack-on-kashmir-leaves-four-fatalities New Delhi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Four people were killed, including two civilians, a police officer and a military during a clash in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, reported today the police. Constituent Process Described as Key for Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12596&SEO=constituent-process-described-as-key-for-peace-in-venezuela Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Presidential Commission for the Constituent National Assembly Elias Jaua said today that this legislative process called by President Nicolas Maduro on May 1st, is key to guarantee stability and consolidate peace in Venezuela. Low Voters' Turnout in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12595&SEO=low-voters-turnout-in-france Paris, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The participation rate in the ballotage of the presidential elections in France was 65.3 percent at 17:00 (local time), with a downward trend, compared to the first round and previous elections. New Wave of Migrants Reaching the Coast of Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12592&SEO=new-wave-of-migrants-reaching-the-coast-of-italy Rome, May 7 (PL) A massive wave of over 3,000 immigrants is expected to reach today the southern coast of Italy, according to forecasts of NGOs and the media that are present in aid relief operations. Egypt Opens Bordering Corridor in Gaza for Three Days http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12589&SEO=egypt-opens-bordering-corridor-in-gaza-for-three-days Cairo, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has opened its border crossing with Palestinian Gaza Strip for three days, starting Saturday. UN General Assembly President Begins African Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12588&SEO=un-general-assembly-president-begins-african-tour United Nations, May 7 (Prensa Latina) UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson begins today a tour in Nairobi, Kenya, in addition to the Central African Republic and Uganda. Russia and UN Distributes Humanitarian Aid in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12575&SEO=russia-and-un-distributes-humanitarian-aid-in-syria Damsasco,May 6 (Prensa Latina)The Center for Coordination of the Ceasefire located at the Russian base of Hemymin,in Latakia province,with the United Nations distributed 25 tons of humanitarian aid in Alepo, Deir Ezzor and Daraá,according to authorities. Russia Criticizes Cold War Reactions of US Generals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12573&SEO=russia-criticizes-cold-war-reactions-of-us-generals Moscow,May 6 (Prensa Latina) According to the head of special operations Command U.S. army General Raymond Thomas about the fact that Russia is one of the main threats to his country based on stereotypes of the cold war. Pope in Egypt Advocates for Interreligious Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12569&SEO=pope-in-egypt-advocates-for-interreligious-dialogue Manuel Vázquez, Correspondent in Cairo Cairo, May 6 (Prensa Latina) At the end of April, Pope Francis traveled for a little over 24 hours to Egypt, a brief visit with much greater importance than it could bededuced from its time lapse. Pakistan: Court to Investigate Those Implicated in Panama Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12568&SEO=pakistan-court-to-investigate-those-implicated-in-panama-papers Islamabad, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Pakistan named six entities as part of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to verify the financial denunciations revealed by Panama Papers against the family of prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. Disarmament Could Exceed Deadline, According to Colombian Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12549&SEO=disarmament-could-exceed-deadline-according-to-colombian-guerrilla Bogota, May 5 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Carlos Antonio Lozada, has said today that despite the Colombian guerrillas'' willingness to fulfill their commitments, completing the process of putting down weapons will take more time. Puerto Rican Socialists Declare Repression Will Not Stop Anger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12545&SEO=puerto-rican-socialists-declare-repression-will-not-stop-anger San Juan, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Socialist Workers'' Movement (MST) of Puerto Rico reaffirmed today its ''fervent solidarity with the indignant youth'' involved in incidents last Monday, during the National Strike, in San Juan banking area. Angola: More than 9.3 Million Voters Registered http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12510&SEO=angola-more-than-9.3-million-voters-registered Luanda, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The electoral padron for the general elections for August 23 in Angola, is formed by 9,317,294 Angolan citizens over 18 years of age, announced local Ministry for Territory Administration (MAT) Thursday. UN Describes Astana Memorandum on Syrian Conflict as Positive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12506&SEO=un-describes-astana-memorandum-on-syrian-conflict-as-positive United Nations, May 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura described the signing of a memorandum in Astana, seeking to establish a safe zone in Syria, as positive and promising. Begins In Cuba Discussions on Peace and Abolition of Military Bases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12503&SEO=begins-in-cuba-discussions-on-peace-and-abolition-of-military-bases Guantánamo, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 delegates started here today the debates about world peace sustainability and the threats posed by the increase of military bases, as part of an International Seminar to address these issues. Leaders of Armed Groups Arrested in Venezuela, Says Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12500&SEO=leaders-of-armed-groups-arrested-in-venezuela-says-maduro Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed today the arrest of four leaders of the armed groups operating in eastern Caracas, linked to the violent protests organized by the opposition''s extreme right-wing in this country. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Deplores Interference by Colombian Gov't http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12498&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-deplores-interference-by-colombian-govt Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez strongly condemned the statements made by her Colombian counterpart Maria Angela Holguin, who expressed her disagreement with the call for a National Constituent Assembly made by President Nicolas Maduro. CARICOM to Mount Observer Mission for Elections in Bahamas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12489&SEO=caricom-to-mount-observer-mission-for-elections-in-bahamas Georgetown, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reported today from its headquarters in Guyana the creation of an observer mission to ensure the transparency in the Bahamas'', May 10 general elections. Colombian President Receives UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12473&SEO=colombian-president-receives-un-security-council Bogota, May 4 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos is receiving today members of the UN Security Council, who will carry out a three-day visit to Colombia to observe the progress of the peace process. South Africa, Still a Gateway to Africa, Says Finance Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12472&SEO=south-africa-still-a-gateway-to-africa-says-finance-minister Pretoria, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) taking place in Durban till Friday shows that South Africa continues to be a gateway to the rest of Africa, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Ecuador's President Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12470&SEO=ecuadors-president-visits-cuba Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa is today in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba where he starts a two-day visit to the island during which he''ll pay tribute to late Fidel Castro and be conferred the Order Jose Marti, the country''s highest distinction. NATO Will Not Fight Directly against IS, says Stoltenberg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12468&SEO=nato-will-not-fight-directly-against-is-says-stoltenberg Brussels, May 4 (Prensa Latina) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has ruled out that this alliance will actively involve into the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). New Presidency in South Korea Suggests Liberal Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12466&SEO=new-presidency-in-south-korea-suggests-liberal-trend Seoul, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea seems to be ready for its first liberal president in almost ten years, with Moon Jae-in from the Democrat Party (DP) leading the opinion polls, as elections approach on May 9th. Syria- One Killed in Terrorist Attacks in Damascus,Hama and Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12447&SEO=syria-one-killed-in-terrorist-attacks-in-damascushama-and-homs Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) One person was killed and another one was wounded by terrorist attacks with mortar shells against the Harasta suburb, east of Damascus, police sources reported. United Nations Celebrates World Press Freedom Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12445&SEO=united-nations-celebrates-world-press-freedom-day United Nations, May 3 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the role of journalists and other media professionals who raise their voices to give it to those who do not have it. More New Clandestine Graves Discovered in Morelia,Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12438&SEO=more-new-clandestine-graves-discovered-in-moreliamexico Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Three clandestine graves with the same number of bodies were found in a dairy in Morelia, Michoacán (west of here), reported the state Attorney General''s Office (PGJE) today. Bilateral Cease-fire Compliance Certified in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12434&SEO=bilateral-cease-fire-compliance-certified-in-colombia Bogotá, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Conflict Analysis Resource Center (CERAC) said today that the bilateral cease-fire enacted since last August was fulfilled by the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, in the middle of the disarmament process. Deep Crisis of Violence in Mexico, Warning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12433&SEO=deep-crisis-of-violence-in-mexico-warning Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 40 percent of Mexican statwes suffer today a ''deep crisis of violence'' and lack effective policies to combat crime, according to Francisco Rivas, sdirector of the National Citizen Observatory. Bolivia Promotes Regional Integration against Foreign Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12425&SEO=bolivia-promotes-regional-integration-against-foreign-interference San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni called today for strengthening Latin American and Caribbean integration to prevent external actors from fomenting confrontation and violence in Venezuela. Foreign Minister Denounces Opposition Calls to Rebellion in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12421&SEO=foreign-minister-denounces-opposition-calls-to-rebellion-in-venezuela San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned today the opposition calls to rebellion in Venezuela, although she hoped that the people will exercise their constitutional power to defeat interventionism. Ecuadorian President Starts Visit to Cuba with Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12420&SEO=ecuadorian-president-starts-visit-to-cuba-with-tribute-to-fidel Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa starts an official visit today to Cuba during which he will render tribute to the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro, he is to be invested with several important distinctions and will tour centers of interest in the country. Bolivian Senate President Accuses Venezuelan Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12414&SEO=bolivian-senate-president-accuses-venezuelan-opposition La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President of the Bolivian Chamber of Senators, Jose Alberto Gonzales, accused today the Venezuelan opposition force of persistently attacking the democratically elected Government of Nicolas Maduro. Trump and Putin Hold Telephone Debate on Syrian Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12410&SEO=trump-and-putin-hold-telephone-debate-on-syrian-situation Washington, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The US and Russian Presidents, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, respectively, dealt today with the present Syrian situation and agreed on the need to bring an end to the war in this Arab nation. Cuban Foreign Minister Highlights CELAC Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12409&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-highlights-celac-sovereignty San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted today the atmosphere of constructive debate, with which the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) tackles the violent attacks against democracy in Venezuela. Cosco Development Biggest Ship on the Panama Canal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12404&SEO=cosco-development-biggest-ship-on-the-panama-canal Panama, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Megaship Cosco Development turned Tuesday into the biggest ship on size and capacity, navigating through the Panama Canal. Venezuela Wins Lawsuit in US against Oil Company http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12399&SEO=venezuela-wins-lawsuit-in-us-against-oil-company Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The US Supreme Court of Justice voted in favor of Venezuela in a demand imposed by US oil company Helmerich & Payne, which was accusing Venezuela of illegal expropriation on 11 drilling towers. CELAC Begins Meeting on Venezuelan Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12397&SEO=celac-begins-meeting-on-venezuelan-situation San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Salvador Sánchez Cerán requested today respect and openness to find a solution with the help of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to the crisis generated by the right-wing in Venezuela. Cuban Medical Brigade Reaches One Month of Activity in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12392&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-reaches-one-month-of-activity-in-peru Piura, Peru, May 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban medical brigade today celebrated a month of solidarity work in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings, with attention to the victims of heavy rains registered in the region of Piura. Constituent Assembly will Enhance Democracy in Venezuela: Elias Jaua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12387&SEO=constituent-assembly-will-enhance-democracy-in-venezuela-elias-jaua Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Constituent National Assembly is the ideal mechanism to solve differences in Venezuela, strengthen democracvy and neutralize violence as political tool, affirmed today Bolivarian leader Elias Jaua. China Urges to Halt anti-Missile System in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12380&SEO=china-urges-to-halt-anti-missile-system-in-south-korea Beijing, May 2 (Prensa Latina) China urged today the immediate suspension of the deployment of the US anti-missile system in the Republic of Korea and insisted on peaceful negotiation as the only practical way to achieve nuclear disarmament in that area. Lopez Obrador: Trump Installs Xenophobia, Racism at the White House http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12379&SEO=lopez-obrador-trump-installs-xenophobia-racism-at-the-white-house Mexico, May 2 (Prensa Latina) In the government of Donald Trump xenophobia and racism were established as a government policy, expressed Mexican presidential candidate Manuel López Obrador in an article published in The Washington Post, which was published here today. Maduro Summons Opposition Leaders to Explain Constitutional Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12372&SEO=maduro-summons-opposition-leaders-to-explain-constitutional-process Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has summoned a meeting with opposition leaders to show them the process of the National Constitutional Assembly he called to preserve the country''s peace. Emmanuel Macron Keeps Lead in Race for French Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12371&SEO=emmanuel-macron-keeps-lead-in-race-for-french-presidency París, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The center-liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron is a clear favorite to win the presidential elections in France, with a comfortable lead of some 20 points over the ultra-right nominee Marine Le Pen. El Salvador Hosts Emergency Meeting of CELAC FMs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12370&SEO=el-salvador-hosts-emergency-meeting-of-celac-fms San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will discuss possible solutions to the situation in Venezuela, during an emergency meeting convened by the Bolivarian Government. Tony Blair Predicts that Brits will Regret Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12364&SEO=tony-blair-predicts-that-brits-will-regret-brexit London, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Former Prime Minister Tony Blair assured that the British people will repent of their departure from the European Union (EU), an initiative known as Brexit, and that they will want to return to that community, The Daily Mirror newspaper reported on Monday. Cubans, Foreign Guests Celebrate May Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12353&SEO=cubans-foreign-guests-celebrate-may-day Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Millions of Cubans throughout the island are celebrating May Day, being the major march at Havana Revolution Square as there are also rallies in all 15 provincial capitals in which over 1,600 foreign guests are participating. ACNUR Delivers Donation to Angola for Congolese Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12347&SEO=acnur-delivers-donation-to-angola-for-congolese-refugees Luanda, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (ACNUR) on Sunday delivered to Angolan authorities a donation of nine tons of products for Congolese refugees. Raul Castro Presides Over May Day Parade in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12346&SEO=raul-castro-presides-over-may-day-parade-in-havana Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro is presiding over the main event on Workers'' International Day at Havana''s Revolution Square, where a mass parade in defense of socialism is taking place. Childhood is at Risk in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12343&SEO=childhood-is-at-risk-in-mexico Mexico, May 1(Prensa Latina) More than 21 million Mexican children live in poverty, 4.6 million of whom are in extreme poverty, revealed La Jornada newspaper in an editorial. Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Celebrate 40 Years of their First Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12337&SEO=mothers-of-plaza-de-mayo-celebrate-40-years-of-their-first-round Buenos Aires, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo are celebrating today four decades of their first round in the struggle to recover their missing children during Argentinean military dictatorship (1976-1983). Saudi Arabian Police Frustrate Arms and Ammunition Smuggling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12327&SEO=saudi-arabian-police-frustrate-arms-and-ammunition-smuggling Riyadh, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) A police patrol seized 100 guns and nearly 3,000 bullets of different calibers that arms traffickers were trying to smuggle into Saudi Arabia in rice bags, an official spokesperson said on Sunday. Evo Morales to March with Bolivian People on May Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12326&SEO=evo-morales-to-march-with-bolivian-people-on-may-day La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales will march on May 1 along with the trade unions of the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz, after participating in the main event in the Government Palace in that city. Syrian Civilians Killed in Air Raid by U.S.-Led Coalition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12323&SEO=syrian-civilians-killed-in-air-raid-by-u.s.-led-coalition Damascus, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian television reported on Sunday that at least eight civilians were killed in an air raid by the international coalition led by the United States in Raqqa province, 542 kilometers northeast of Damascus. Prensa Latina Reopens its Office in USA after 50 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12319&SEO=prensa-latina-reopens-its-office-in-usa-after-50-years Washington, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America news agency Prensa Latina has officially reopened its correspondent´s office in the United States to tackle down political, economic and social developments after a half-century of absence. Uruguayan Senator Condemns Almagro, OAS Actions Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12317&SEO=uruguayan-senator-condemns-almagro-oas-actions-against-venezuela Montevideo, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Senator Leonardo De León, from Broad Front, has condemned actions carried out by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro against Venezuela and highlighted the peace-looking approach of the Venezuelan Government in the national and regional political context. Spain Plans to Open New Consulate in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12306&SEO=spain-plans-to-open-new-consulate-in-cuba Madrid, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government is planning to open a new consulate in Cuba, an issue debated during the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez´s recent visit to Spain, Prensa Latina confirmed today. Trump Lies When he Minimizes Climate Change; Nobel Peace Prize Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12282&SEO=trump-lies-when-he-minimizes-climate-change-nobel-peace-prize-says Mexico, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump is lying when he minimizes climate change, stressed Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Nobel Peace Prize, in an interview here today. Maduro Warns of Violent Face of Ultra Right Wing in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12257&SEO=maduro-warns-of-violent-face-of-ultra-right-wing-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro asserted that in the next few hours he will reveal the violent face of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) and the ultra-right, so that you will be aware of the truth of what is happening in Venezuela. FAO, WFP Report on Food Crisis in Four Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12255&SEO=fao-wfp-report-on-food-crisis-in-four-nations Rome, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) today report on the food security situation in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Pope Francis Visits Egypt With Peace Message http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12254&SEO=pope-francis-visits-egypt-with-peace-message Cairo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) With a message of peace and tolerance, Pope Francis arrives in Egypt today, where he will meet with the highest world authority of Sunni Islam, among other religious and political dignitaries. Disenchantment with Coup Lie Activates General Strike in Brazil: CUT http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12251&SEO=disenchantment-with-coup-lie-activates-general-strike-in-brazil-cut Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Beyond the contested pension and labor reforms, disillusionment with the coup lie also fuels today''s general strike, branded as the largest in Brazil''s history, according to the country''s trade union leaders. Venezuela's Withdrawal from OAS Claims Bolivarian Ideals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12250&SEO=venezuelas-withdrawal-from-oas-claims-bolivarian-ideals Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s withdrawal from the OAS claims the Bolivarian ideals of sovereignty and independence, established in the 1999 Constitution, constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra said here during an interview broadcast by the Venezolana de Television channel. Ecuador's Group in Power to attend National Convention May 1 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12247&SEO=ecuadors-group-in-power-to-attend-national-convention-may-1 Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Officialist Movement Alianza Pais, which retained power for the next four years in recent elections, prepares its next National Convention scheduled for May 1, International Workers'' Day. 'Disarmament of FARC-EP will Conclude in a Month,' Says Santos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12245&SEO=disarmament-of-farc-ep-will-conclude-in-a-month-says-santos Bogota, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said today that in a month, the FARC-EP should be disarmed, while praising that the Congress passed the law for the incorporation of that organization into the political life. Evo Discusses Production Contracts Law with Bolivian Miners http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12242&SEO=evo-discusses-production-contracts-law-with-bolivian-miners La Paz, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and representatives of the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives (Fencomin) discussed today the adjustments to the Law 845, for production contracts, issued in October. Venezuela Breaks Monroe Doctrine Chains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12241&SEO=venezuela-breaks-monroe-doctrine-chains Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said today that her country broke the chains of the Monroe doctrine, the US theory that suggests that America is for the United States. Paraguay Readies Shelters for Street People Due to Cold Weather http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12240&SEO=paraguay-readies-shelters-for-street-people-due-to-cold-weather Asuncion, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Emergency Secretariat (SEN) has activated its winter operation for the Paraguayans homeless by enabling shelters to protect them, due to the current low temperatures. Cuba Ratifies Full Support to Venezuelan People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12237&SEO=cuba-ratifies-full-support-to-venezuelan-people Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government has ratified its commitment Thursday to support the people and government of Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro, now targets of a destabilization strategy by the Venezuelan rightwing. Japanese Prime Minister Travels to Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12235&SEO=japanese-prime-minister-travels-to-russia Tokyo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Russia Thursday, to talk to President Vladimir Putin on economic, territorial and regional affairs of bilateral interest, in a tour that will also take him to the United Kingdom. USA Tries to Impose World Hegemony, Says Syrian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12234&SEO=usa-tries-to-impose-world-hegemony-says-syrian-president Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) What is happening in Syria, Korea, Iran, Russia and now in Venezuela is the United States'' open attempt to establish world hegemony, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Telesur. Russian Warship Collided; Sunk off Turkey Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12233&SEO=russian-warship-collided-sunk-off-turkey-coasts Ankara, Apr 27 (prensa Latina) The Russian warship Liman sank today in the Black Sea near the Bosphorus Strait, about 30 kilometers northwest of Turkey''s coast, after it collided with merchat vessel. Its 78 crew members were rescued alive, the Turkish Coast Guard reported. European Parliament Criticizes Steps by Expresident http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12232&SEO=european-parliament-criticizes-steps-by-expresident Brussels, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The plenary of the European Parliament criticized the steps by former president Martin Schulz during his mandate between 2012 until the beginnings of the present year. U.S.A. Distorts Nuclear Deterrent, asserts DPRK Newspaper http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12231&SEO=u.s.a.-distorts-nuclear-deterrent-asserts-dprk-newspaper Pyongyang, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) An important newspaper of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) noted today that by distorting and exaggerating the reality about nuclear deterrence, the United States seeks to stigmatize the country and justify its campaign to crush it. Iran: Nine Border Guards Killed After Clashes With Balochi Terrorist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12230&SEO=iran-nine-border-guards-killed-after-clashes-with-balochi-terrorist Teherán,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Nine Iranian border guards were killed near Mirjaveh district after clashes with the armed Balochi insurgent group Army of Justice, the prosecutor general of Zahedan province Alí Movahedi Rad announced today. Call to Unity, Cooperation for Regional Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12220&SEO=call-to-unity-cooperation-for-regional-sustainable-development México, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development continues here today after a call made by president Enrique Peña Nieto to achieve unity, cooperation and regional integration. Venezuelans Back Decision to Leave OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12210&SEO=venezuelans-back-decision-to-leave-oas Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, supported actions taken by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to begin the process of withdrawal of this South American nation from the OAS. Israel, Turkey Strike Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12207&SEO=israel-turkey-strike-syria Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) For the third time since 2013, Israeli missiles hit warehouses at Damascus International Airport, the Syrian capital, military sources said. China Refutes Deployment of THAAD anti-Missile Defense System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12206&SEO=china-refutes-deployment-of-thaad-anti-missile-defense-system Beijing, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry reaffirmed today its opposition to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Republic of Korea and pledged to continue its actual combat training to safeguard national security. Venezuela Concerned over NATO and Colombia Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12202&SEO=venezuela-concerned-over-nato-and-colombia-agreement Moscow, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López expressed his country''s concern over the cooperation agreement signed between Colombia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Syria Rejects French Government's Accusations on Chemical Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12201&SEO=syria-rejects-french-governments-accusations-on-chemical-attack Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described the recent statements by French Foreign Minister, Jean Marc Ayrault, about the alleged chemical attack in the town of Kahn Sheikun, Idleb province, as a ''rabid campaign of misinformation and lies''. ALBA Secretary Warns about US Expansionist Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12198&SEO=alba-secretary-warns-about-us-expansionist-policy La Paz, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The general-secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our Americas (ALBA), David Choquehuanca, said today that the countries with natural resources were in danger of being intervened by the United States. UN Calls to Renew Commitment to Chemical Weapon Eradication http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12196&SEO=un-calls-to-renew-commitment-to-chemical-weapon-eradication United Nations, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in favor today of renewing the international community''s commitment to a world free of chemical weapons. Brazil Post Office Starts National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12177&SEO=brazil-post-office-starts-national-strike Brasilia, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Postal workers in Brazil will begin a national strike today to protest against the reforms carried out by the government of Michel Temer and the threat of privatization of this old institution. Russia to Establish Working Code against Information War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12161&SEO=russia-to-establish-working-code-against-information-war Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated today Russia''s initiative to establish a kind of working code at the UN level to prevent information wars such as those launched against this country. Interviews to Candidates for UNESCO Director General Begin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12159&SEO=interviews-to-candidates-for-unesco-director-general-begin Paris, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Executive Board has began today the interviews to nine candidates for the post of UN Director General, from Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Iraq, El Salvador, Lebanon and Qatar. CELAC FMs Summoned to Discuss Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12155&SEO=celac-fms-summoned-to-discuss-venezuela San Salvador, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador convened today an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for next week to analyze the current situation in Venezuela. Mexican Police Officers Confront Demonstrators with Tear Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12153&SEO=mexican-police-officers-confront-demonstrators-with-tear-gas Mexico, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Federal police officers threw two tear gas bombs to relatives of the 43 missing school-teacher students, who wanted to make a meeting in front of the Interior Ministry headquarters in this capital. Venezuelan Right Accused of Coup Attempt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12151&SEO=venezuelan-right-accused-of-coup-attempt Caracas, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, accused today the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) of attempting a coup against President Nicolas Maduro in a cowardly and continuous manner. Turkish Businessman Rates Cuban Business Forum as Fruitful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12147&SEO=turkish-businessman-rates-cuban-business-forum-as-fruitful Havana, April 25 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM), Mustafa Cikrikcioglu, described today the results of a bilateral business forum in Cuba as fruitful. Turkish Court Rejects Lawsuit against Constitutional Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12144&SEO=turkish-court-rejects-lawsuit-against-constitutional-referendum Ankara, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish State Council, the top judicial authority in this country, rejected today to process a lawsuit that questions the validity of the recent referendum after which a constitutional reform was approved, according to an official source. Cuba Denounces at UN Attacks from US Radio and Television http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12140&SEO=cuba-denounces-at-un-attacks-from-us-radio-and-television United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has denounced today at the Committee on Information of the United Nations the ongoing attack on the island through radio and television from the United States. Iranian Supreme Leader Condemns USA and Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12139&SEO=iranian-supreme-leader-condemns-usa-and-israel Tehran, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has today accused the United States and Israel of promoting belligerent policy against Iran, and also urged the world to understand why both governments are currently taking hostile stands to Islam. Mexico Receives WTO Support and will Retaliate against USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12137&SEO=mexico-receives-wto-support-and-will-retaliate-against-usa Mexico, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded that the U.S. Government affected Mexican tuna producers with the U.S. Dolphin-Safe Canned Tuna Labels. Cuba Reiterates Rejection to US Base in Guantánamo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12134&SEO=cuba-reiterates-rejection-to-us-base-in-guantanamo Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Cuban Peace Movement, Silvio Platero reiterated here today that the US Guantánamo naval base is the only one installed in the world against the will of its people and government. Venezuelans United will Overcome Violence, Says Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12133&SEO=venezuelans-united-will-overcome-violence-says-minister Caracas, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Municipalities and Social Movements Aristóbulo Isturiz urged today to unity and popular mobilization to ''defeat the tendency for violence and the interventionist attitude of the right in Venezuela.'' EU Calls on All Sides to Complay with the Minsk Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12121&SEO=eu-calls-on-all-sides-to-complay-with-the-minsk-agreement Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has demanded all parties involved to strictly comply with the Minsk agreements for a peaceful solution to the Ukrainian crisis, stressed the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Spanish Government President Officially Visit Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12114&SEO=spanish-government-president-officially-visit-uruguay Montevideo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano begins a two-day official visit to Uruguay, where he will meet a wide agenda of meetings with the country''s top authorities and the business sector, as the one he concluded today in Brazil. Ecuador Remembers Canoe Travel from the Amazon to the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12107&SEO=ecuador-remembers-canoe-travel-from-the-amazon-to-the-caribbean By Sinay Cespedes Moreno ECLAC Foresees Growth of 1.1% in Latin America, Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12106&SEO=eclac-foresees-growth-of-1.1-in-latin-america-caribbean Santiago, Chile, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean region will register an economic expansion of only 1.1 percent in 2017, mainly due to a decline of prices of South America''s primary goods, the Latin America and the Caribbean Commission (ECLAC) has projected. End of Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Asked in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12103&SEO=end-of-impunity-for-crimes-against-journalists-asked-in-mexico Mexico, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) Luis Raul Gonzalez reiterated the call to Mexican federal and state authorities for fighting against impunity, given the attacks and killings to which journalists are subject. Indigenous People Debate on their Rights in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12100&SEO=indigenous-people-debate-on-their-rights-in-the-un United Nations, April 24 (Prensa Latina) Over 1,000 international delegates have opened the 16th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which will tackle the progress and challenges to their full social inclusion. Chilean Court Denies Release of 9 Arrested Bolivian Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12092&SEO=chilean-court-denies-release-of-9-arrested-bolivian-officials La Paz, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has rejected today the constitutional appeal filed by the defense of the nine Bolivian police and customs officers arrested a month ago in that country, asking for their release. President of Seychelles to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12088&SEO=president-of-seychelles-to-visit-cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles President Danny Faure will officially make an official visit to Cuba from tomorrow, the island''s Foreign Ministry informed today. More than 25 Million Children out of School in Conflict Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12067&SEO=more-than-25-million-children-out-of-school-in-conflict-zones United Nations, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 25 million children between the ages of 6 and 15 are out of school in 22 conflict-affected countries, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. China and the U.S. Advocate for Greater Bilateral Coordination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12061&SEO=china-and-the-u.s.-advocate-for-greater-bilateral-coordination Beijing, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president Xi Jinping and his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, agreed today over the telephone to increase coordination in global issues. HRC Official Blames ICHR for Encouraging Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12059&SEO=hrc-official-blames-ichr-for-encouraging-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The International Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) in America is encouraging violence in Venezuela, Larry Devoe, Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Council of this nation, said. Empress of the Seas Docks in Havana Harbor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12054&SEO=empress-of-the-seas-docks-in-havana-harbor Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The arrival in Havana of the Empress of the Seas cruise ship is a further sign of the favorable image the island has as a destination and the growing interest of US companies in doing business on this activity. Tense Protests in France in Rejection of Electoral Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12052&SEO=tense-protests-in-france-in-rejection-of-electoral-results Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of French people protested at the Place de la Bastille, in Paris, to express their non-conformity with the results in the presidential elections, an action that turned into a tense clash with the security forces. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis Visits Djibouti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12037&SEO=us-defence-secretary-jim-mattis-visits-djibouti Djibuti,Apr 23(Prensa Latina) US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived today for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States'' only permanent military base on the African continent. Syrian Army Takes Terrorist Strongholds in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12035&SEO=syrian-army-takes-terrorist-strongholds-in-hama Damascus, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army, with the help of allied militias, expelled terrorist groups from the strategic city of Halfaya, the biggest bastion of former Al Nusra Front at the north of the province of Hama, military sources confirmed here Sunday. China, Australia Pledge to Further Deepen Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12032&SEO=china-australia-pledge-to-further-deepen-bilateral-relations Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have pledged here today to further deepen bilateral relations between the two countries. France Celebrates Elections Under Terrorist Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12028&SEO=france-celebrates-elections-under-terrorist-risk By Luisa María González Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The presidential elections in France, considered as crucial for the future of the country and Europe, are under tension today due to the terrorist threat, exacerbated by a recent attack. Evo Morales Condemns US Policy towards Syria and Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12020&SEO=evo-morales-condemns-us-policy-towards-syria-and-venezuela La Paz, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales reiterated his condemnation of the United States'' attacks on Syria and the threats against Venezuela, and insisted that the policy is aimed at seizing oil. Venezuelans Ratify They Will Overcome Coup Attempts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12007&SEO=venezuelans-ratify-they-will-overcome-coup-attempts By Luis Beaton Caracas, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans ratified this week their decision to overcome coup attempts that opposition sectors promote with the support from foreign interests adverse to constitutional president Nicolás Maduro. Crucial Elections for France and Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12006&SEO=crucial-elections-for-france-and-europe Luisa María González* Paris, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) France will live this Sunday, April 23, unprecedented elections in the recent history of the country, mainly due to the weakness of the bigger parties and the pessimistic expectations of citizen participation. Chile Postpones Decision on Detained Bolivian Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12003&SEO=chile-postpones-decision-on-detained-bolivian-officials La Paz, April 22 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has decided to postpone until Monday, April 24, the ruling on the appeal for constitutional protection to release nine Bolivian officials. Cuba, Mexico City Sign Health Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11991&SEO=cuba-mexico-city-sign-health-agreements Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City''s head of government Miguel Angel Mancera and Cuban Public Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda signed two agreements on health cooperation. U.S., Israel Continue to Fuel Anti-Syria Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11979&SEO=u.s.-israel-continue-to-fuel-anti-syria-campaign Tel Aviv, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Without presenting any evidence, the United States and Israel accused again the Syrian government today of still using chemical weapons as part of a campaign to justify any aggression against that Arab country. Cuba, Dom Rep Sign Immigration Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11973&SEO=cuba-dom-rep-sign-immigration-agreements Santo Domingo, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Dominican authorities are concluding today the 9th round of talks on migration issues that will help strengthen relations between the two countries, Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister, Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, said. USA Blocks Investigation on Attack, Syrian President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11970&SEO=usa-blocks-investigation-on-attack-syrian-president-says Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The United States has blocked the requested inquiries on an alleged chemical attack on a town in Idleb province, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russia''s Sputnik News. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11969&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-visits-greece Athens, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, has arrived in Athens today for an official visit to strengthen bilateral relations. World Bank's Credibility at Stake if Climate Change Ignored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11967&SEO=world-banks-credibility-at-stake-if-climate-change-ignored Washington, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) World Bank (WB) President Jim Yong Kim said: ''if we turn our backs on science and ignore climate change, we would lose all our credibility,'' prior to his meeting with the IMF. Ecuador Begins Granting Credentials to Elected Assembly Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11966&SEO=ecuador-begins-granting-credentials-to-elected-assembly-members Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian National Electoral Council (CNE) has begun the process to grant credential to the elected provincial assembly members, after the general elections held on February 19. UN Dismayed by Toll of Terrorist Attack in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11961&SEO=un-dismayed-by-toll-of-terrorist-attack-in-syria United Nations, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura expressed dismay at the growing number of civilian casualties as a result of the terrorist attack on a refugee convoy in Syria on April 15. Problems to Cover Credit Increase Stress Among US Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11952&SEO=problems-to-cover-credit-increase-stress-among-us-citizens Washington, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) U.S. citizens have higher levels of stress today than they did 10 years ago, and most of them point to problems to cover their credits as responsible for that situation. Vietnam Asks Monsanto to Take Responsibility for War Sequels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11939&SEO=vietnam-asks-monsanto-to-take-responsibility-for-war-sequels Vietnam, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam reaffirmed today that the US companies involved and Monsanto, in particular, must take responsibility for supporting efforts to address the consequences of the agent orange/dioxin spread in this country during the war. Venezuelans Left Clear Support for the Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11932&SEO=venezuelans-left-clear-support-for-the-government By Luis Beaton China and EU Agree to Expand Coordination on Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11928&SEO=china-and-eu-agree-to-expand-coordination-on-global-issues Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and European Union (EU) officials have agreed to broaden coordination on global issues, promote improvements in global governance and work towards a more inclusive, balanced and sustainable globalization. Venezuelan President Iterates Call to Political Dialogue for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11921&SEO=venezuelan-president-iterates-call-to-political-dialogue-for-peace Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reiterated today the Bolivarian Government''s willingness to establish a negotiation table with opposition organizations, with the purpose of guaranteeing peace and economic development in the country. Cuba and Portugal Extol Strength of their Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11916&SEO=cuba-and-portugal-extol-strength-of-their-relations Lisbon, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Portuguese foreign ministers, Bruno Rodriguez and Augusto Santos Silva, respectively, extolled today the strength of their bilateral relations in all areas, by means of a free-flowing exchange between both countries. Controversy in US over Wrong Info on Aircraft Carriers Whereabouts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11911&SEO=controversy-in-us-over-wrong-info-on-aircraft-carriers-whereabouts Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which the White House said more than a week ago it was close to the Korean Peninsula, might be now heading to that destination. Support for Anti-drug Campaign Drops in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11908&SEO=support-for-anti-drug-campaign-drops-in-philippines Manila, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The anti-drug campaign launched by President Rodrigo Duterte received less support from Philippines public in a recent survey. Cuba: Recognition of Work for Monument Restoration and Conservation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11903&SEO=cuba-recognition-of-work-for-monument-restoration-and-conservation Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The native home of Cuban martyr Abel Santamaria Cuadrado - in Cuban province of Villa Clara- received the National Monument Restoration Award, which is awarded to promoted initiatives to estimulate protection of buildings and houses of great value. China Pleads for Unity, Prosperity and Stability in European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11892&SEO=china-pleads-for-unity-prosperity-and-stability-in-european-union Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese prime minister, Li Keqiang, advocated for unity, prosperity and stability of the European Union (EU), it transcended here today. Cuban Companies Active in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11881&SEO=cuban-companies-active-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) From Labiofam Vietnam, with 18 years in the Indochinese country, up to newly local Cuban industries, exhibit products at the Trade Fair inaugurated today in this capital, recognized as a platform to boost economic ties between the two nations. Maduro Denounces US Support for Coup Plot in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11879&SEO=maduro-denounces-us-support-for-coup-plot-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro denounced that the alleged coup against the Bolivarian government of Venezuela responds to a script designed in the offices of the US Department of State. UN Calls for Commitment to Sustainable Financing for Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11865&SEO=un-calls-for-commitment-to-sustainable-financing-for-development United Nations, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) UN General Assembly President Peter urged to guarantee the necessary funding for the implementation of 17 objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Ecuador: Importance of Vote Recount Praised http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11862&SEO=ecuador-importance-of-vote-recount-praised Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Recounting more than a million votes at the General Rumiñahui Colisseum Tuesday seeks to guarantee people''s respect, said the president of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (NEC), Juan Pablo Pozo. Underwater Landscape Unveiled in Céspedes Park, Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11858&SEO=underwater-landscape-unveiled-in-cespedes-park-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The sunken treasures of the bay Santiago de Cuba, are now visible through the photographic exhibition An Immersion in History, with pieces from the archaeological underwater park Naval Battle of Santiago de Cuba 1898. In the central park Céspedes, heart of the city, are exhibited those impressive images captured mainly by photographers Vicente González Díaz and Vicente González Portuondo in the depths of the coast of Santiago. Cuban Medical Brigade Work Continues Despite Conflicts in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11847&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-work-continues-despite-conflicts-in-peru Piura, Peru, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade continued its humanitarian work in this region of northern Peru, despite a protest of residents sheltered in tents where thousands of families live. Congolese Prime Minister Praises Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11845&SEO=congolese-prime-minister-praises-relations-with-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, Clement Mouamba, regarded the relations between Congo and Cuba as ''indissoluble'', during the homage to deceased Congolese president Marien Ngouabi, celebrates at the African National Heroes Park in Havana. Impeachment of Dilma Must Be Annulled, Brazilian Professor Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11843&SEO=impeachment-of-dilma-must-be-annulled-brazilian-professor-says Brasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The express recognition by Michel Temer that the coup against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff was a consequence of the fact that she did not give in to the blackmail of former Congressman Eduardo Cunha does not leave today another alternative to the Supreme Court that to annul the impeachment. Ecuador's Electoral Dispute Tribunal Rejects Opposition Appeal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11840&SEO=ecuadors-electoral-dispute-tribunal-rejects-opposition-appeal Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Electoral Dispute Tribunal in Ecuador has rejected the appeal by the opposition CREO-SUMA, which has persisted in ignoring the results of recounting votes during the presidential elections'' runoff. Syrian Army Free New Areas of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11828&SEO=syrian-army-free-new-areas-of-terrorists Damascus, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) In sweeping operations on Independence Day, Syrian Army units targeted terrorists from ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra, and other terror groups affiliated to them in several areas across the country, inflicting heavy losses on them and freeing areas. Nobel Laureates Alert Risk of Eventual Paris Withdrawal from EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11827&SEO=nobel-laureates-alert-risk-of-eventual-paris-withdrawal-from-eu Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Twenty-five Nobel Economy laureates warned today about dangers of an eventual French withdrawal from the European Union (EU), option defended by several candidates to the upcoming presidential elections. Turkey Calls for Integration Meeting with Central American Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11825&SEO=turkey-calls-for-integration-meeting-with-central-american-countries Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has convened the second forum of the Turkey-Central American Integration System (SICA), to be held in this city, according to state-run broadcasting TRT. CNE Recounts 11.2 % of Ballotage Votes in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11824&SEO=cne-recounts-11.2-of-ballotage-votes-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) will now recount 11.2 percent of the votes cast in the second round of elections held in this South American country on April 2. Evo Morales Maintains Leadership, Survey Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11823&SEO=evo-morales-maintains-leadership-survey-says La Paz, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than one decade after his inauguration, Bolivian President Evo Morales has maintained his leadership, with 49 percent approval against 33 from opposition sectors, a survey shows. Venezuelan Labor Leader Rules Out National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11821&SEO=venezuelan-labor-leader-rules-out-national-strike Caracas, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan right has no strength in the workers'' sector to call for a national strike, said today Wills Rangel, president of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers'' Union (CBST). French Association will Celebrate Mayday in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11817&SEO=french-association-will-celebrate-mayday-in-cuba Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) French Association Cuba Linda will travel in the next few days to Havana to join the celebrations on the International Workers'' Day on May 1, informed the entity''s directive. According to a communiqué sent to Prensa Latina, the delegation will be formed by one hundred persons who will develop an intense program titled ''Following the Tracks of the Revolution''. Russia Condemns Terrorist Attack on Refugees in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11814&SEO=russia-condemns-terrorist-attack-on-refugees-in-syria Moscow, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the recent bomb attack on a Syrian refuge-crowded bus convoy in the province of Idlib, killing about 130 people and injuring hundreds. Philippines- Death Toll From Cebu Floods Rises to Ten http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11804&SEO=philippines-death-toll-from-cebu-floods-rises-to-ten Manila, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the flash floods in the province of Cebu in Philippines has risen to ten and many are injured today. Over 6,000 Flood Victims in Peru Seen by Cuban Doctors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11798&SEO=over-6000-flood-victims-in-peru-seen-by-cuban-doctors Piura, Peru, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 6,000 people affected by floods in this region of northern Peru have been attended by the Cuban medical brigade, reported today the head of the solidarity group, Rolando Piloto. International Observers Refute Referendum in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11794&SEO=international-observers-refute-referendum-in-turkey Ankara, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The mission of the Council of Europe''s international observers, which is aimed at the constitutional reform plebiscite in Turkey, criticized today the electoral process that will take place under conditions of inequality for the options faced. Decisive Stage of Election Campaign in France Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11785&SEO=decisive-stage-of-election-campaign-in-france-begins Paris, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for the coming elections in France is now in its final and decisive stage, in the last week before the first round in which a total of 11 candidates will compete. Chinese Economy grew 6.9 percent in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11780&SEO=chinese-economy-grew-6.9-percent-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese economy registered 6.9 percent in interanual growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter this year, a higher evolution rate than expected, says today the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Russia Expects US to Avoid Unilateral Actions against Pyongyang http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11777&SEO=russia-expects-us-to-avoid-unilateral-actions-against-pyongyang Moscow, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) We expect more wisdom from the United States to avoid unilateral actions against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov said today. Angola Promotes Sustainable Use of Second Largest Basin Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11775&SEO=angola-promotes-sustainable-use-of-second-largest-basin-worldwide Luanda, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Congo basin, the second largest in the world behind the Amazon, now has enormous potential for sustainable use in terms of development and the elimination of poverty. Iran Labels Illegal Use of US Super-bomb in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11769&SEO=iran-labels-illegal-use-of-us-super-bomb-in-afghanistan Tehran, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, today considered illegal the launching by Washington of its most lethal non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan, an action that he assured would not improve U.S. National security. Western Coalition Is Urged to Fight IE alongside Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11756&SEO=western-coalition-is-urged-to-fight-ie-alongside-russia Moscow, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian Senator Frants Klintsevich has called today the US-led Western coalition to join Moscow in a real struggle in Syria against the Islamic State (ISIS). Pope Francis Calls for Divine Support for Good Seekers in Lat Am http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11755&SEO=pope-francis-calls-for-divine-support-for-good-seekers-in-lat-am Rome, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has called today on the divine power to support those striving to guarantee the common good in Latin America, sometimes marked by political and social tensions that, in some cases, lead to violence, he said. France Mobilizes 50,000 Police for Security during Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11754&SEO=france-mobilizes-50000-police-for-security-during-elections Paris, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) More than 50,000 police officers and gendarmes will be deployed to ensure security in the upcoming elections in France, Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said in an interview published today. Cuban Doctors in Ecuador Highlight Legacy of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11753&SEO=cuban-doctors-in-ecuador-highlight-legacy-of-fidel-castro Quito, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Medical Brigade in Ecuador close today the First National Symposium on the Validity of Fidel Castro''s Thinking. Authorities Recue 62 Immigrants off Spain's Shores http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11733&SEO=authorities-recue-62-immigrants-off-spains-shores Madrid, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Spanish authorities today rescued 62 African immigrants on board of a makeshift boat two miles southwest of the city of Cadiz, Andalusia. Bomb Launched at Public Building in Serbian City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11730&SEO=bomb-launched-at-public-building-in-serbian-city Belgrade, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Serbian police are investigating the explosion of a bomb launched at dawn today by unidentified individuals at the headquarters of the Municipal Assembly (Town Hall) in the city of Zrenjanin, 70 kilometers north of this capital. USA-China: Is a New Course Possible? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11728&SEO=usa-china-is-a-new-course-possible By Martha Andrés Román * Russia Rejects USA Manipulations to Justify Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11727&SEO=russia-rejects-usa-manipulations-to-justify-attack-on-syria Moscow, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) rejected today US intelligence manipulation to justify attacks on sovereign countries such as the recent attack on Syria''s air base Al Shairat, in Homs. US Arrests Fugitive on Charges of Writing Anti-Trump Text http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11724&SEO=us-arrests-fugitive-on-charges-of-writing-anti-trump-text Washington, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) US authorities arrested fugitive Joseph Jakubowski, who was the target of a national persecution since April 4 on charges of armed robbery and writing a manifesto against President Donald Trump. Informative Manipulation of Private TV Station in Venezuela Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11716&SEO=informative-manipulation-of-private-tv-station-in-venezuela-denounced Caracas, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan analyst Miguel Perez Pirela accused the private television station Globovisión of constructing false news - or false positives - in the alleged protests and demonstrations organized last week by the opposition right wing. Iranian FM Travels to Russia for Tripartite Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11715&SEO=iranian-fm-travels-to-russia-for-tripartite-meeting-on-syria Tehran, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, traveled to Russia today to attend a tripartite meeting on Syria, days after an attack by the United States that the diplomat described as an ''unilateral unacceptable act.'' UN Rapporteur Concludes in Cuba Agenda on Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11702&SEO=un-rapporteur-concludes-in-cuba-agenda-on-human-trafficking Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, concluded her official program in Cuba with a press conference where she will set forth her criteria on struggling against human trafficking. Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago to Increase Cooperation Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11669&SEO=cuba-trinidad-tobago-to-increase-cooperation-ties Port-of-Spain, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba are evaluating the signing of new cooperation agreements in public health, culture, tourism and energy, a diplomatic source informed today. UN Rapporteur Visits Cuban Sex Education Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11668&SEO=un-rapporteur-visits-cuban-sex-education-center Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur María Grazia Giammarinaro was informed today about details of the work of the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), during a meeting in that institution held in the context of her official visit to Cuba. Cuban Doctors Still Working Nevertheless of Long Holiday in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11665&SEO=cuban-doctors-still-working-nevertheless-of-long-holiday-in-peru Piura, Perú, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina)The Cuban doctors taking care of the Peruvian flood victims in this city and its sourroundings, are mantianing their solidarity work independently of the long holidays due to Easter. China Urges US, Russia to Avoid Conflicts Related to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11664&SEO=china-urges-us-russia-to-avoid-conflicts-related-to-syria Beijing, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States and Russia to increase communication, in order to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Syrian crisis. China, Japan and South Korea seek Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11658&SEO=china-japan-and-south-korea-seek-free-trade Tokyo, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Negotiators of China, Japan and South Korea examined today in this capital the possibility of boosting the exchange of merchandise and services and promoting the exchange of goods, services and give a thrust to free trade. Chemical Fumes of US-Led Coalition Attack Killed Hundreds in Syiria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11655&SEO=chemical-fumes-of-us-led-coalition-attack-killed-hundreds-in-syiria Damascus, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) An air strike by the U.S.-led coalition in Deir Ezzor, Syria, hit a weapon depot with chemical substances stockpiled by ISIS terrorists, and the explosions left hundreds of dead, civilians among them, the General Command of the Syrian Armed Forces reported. Organizations demand to Resume Search of Missing By Mocoa Mudslides http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11653&SEO=organizations-demand-to-resume-search-of-missing-by-mocoa-mudslides Bogota, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) After almost two weeks of mudslides in Putumayo, organizations in that department demand the government today to continue searching for the missing, in order to find the bodies of all the victims and give them a decent burial. Ecuador's President Supports Random Review of Ballot Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11649&SEO=ecuadors-president-supports-random-review-of-ballot-papers Quito, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa supported a proposal by Guayaquil Mayor Jaime Nebot for a random review of ballot papers for the second round of presidential elections held on April 2, but under conditions. Cuban Doctors Reinforce Hospital Staff for Care of Peruvian Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11614&SEO=cuban-doctors-reinforce-hospital-staff-for-care-of-peruvian-victims Piura, Peru, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban medical brigade working in solidarity in this northern Peruvian city, affected by major floods, began today to reinforce the field hospital installed to take care of the victims. Correa: Opposition Seeks to Avoid Continuity of the Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11612&SEO=correa-opposition-seeks-to-avoid-continuity-of-the-revolution Quito, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa warned today that the opposition, aware of its defeat at polls, only seeks to prevent the continuity of the citizens revolution. Putin Criticizes West for Blind Support Against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11610&SEO=putin-criticizes-west-for-blind-support-against-syria Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday criticized leaders of Western countries for their blind support for the United States attack on a Syrian air base, under arguments of dubious origin. Trump Says was 'Very Good' Call with Chinese President Xi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11607&SEO=trump-says-was-very-good-call-with-chinese-president-xi Washington, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump called a recent telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea as very good. The Challenges of the Left in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11606&SEO=the-challenges-of-the-left-in-latin-america Por Orlando Oramas León*Mexico (Prensa Latina) A left-wing president in Mexico would not be good for the United States or even for Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said recently in Washington. Russia Seeks Precisions for Antiterrorist Cooperation with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11601&SEO=russia-seeks-precisions-for-antiterrorist-cooperation-with-u.s. Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) We seek cooperation with the United States in such issues as the creation of a broad antiterrorist front and we always abide with international law in our bilateral ties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. Xi and Trump Discuss Situation in Korean Peninsula and Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11597&SEO=xi-and-trump-discuss-situation-in-korean-peninsula-and-syria Beijing, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping discuss today via telephone with his US counterpart Donald Trump the problems in the Korean peninsula and Syria. UNESCO Director Salutes Celebration in Cuba of Jazz Day 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11596&SEO=unesco-director-salutes-celebration-in-cuba-of-jazz-day-2017 París, 12 Apr (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director General, irina Bokova, saluted the celebration in Cuba of the International Jazz Day 2017, date in which big representatives of the genre worldwide will meet in Havana. US Researcher Speaks in Cuba about Citrus Greening Disease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11592&SEO=us-researcher-speaks-in-cuba-about-citrus-greening-disease Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US researcher James Graham gave a masterly lecture on Huanglongbird (HLB), a disease of citrus fruits caused by a vector-borne pathogen, at the 8th International Scientific Seminar on Plant Health. G-7 Foreign Ministers Close Meeting in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11573&SEO=g-7-foreign-ministers-close-meeting-in-italy Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) With an aggressive speech against Syria, the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea, Russia and, to a lesser extent, Iran, G-7 foreign ministers closed Tuesday their two-day meeting in the Italian city of Lucca. Turkey Finishes Half of the Border Wall With Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11564&SEO=turkey-finishes-half-of-the-border-wall-with-syria Ankara, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Defense of Turkey has offered information on the construction of the border wall with Syria, of which more than half of it has been already finished,according to the plan. ALBA Countries Denounce U.S. Economic Aggression Against Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11561&SEO=alba-countries-denounce-u.s.-economic-aggression-against-nicaragua Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) on Tuesday denounced the intentions by U.S. congress people to imposed an economic blockade on Nicaragua. Special Meeting on Syria Favors Political Solution to Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11559&SEO=special-meeting-on-syria-favors-political-solution-to-conflict Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the special meeting on Syria, held today in the city of Lucca, agreed on the need for a political solution to the conflict in that country, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said. Most Europeans Consider Trump Is a Global Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11557&SEO=most-europeans-consider-trump-is-a-global-threat Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Most people in the main European countries and Brazil consider that President Donald Trump''s taking office in the United States poses a threat to global security, according to a survey published here today. Argentine Teachers Strike Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11551&SEO=argentine-teachers-strike-again Buenos Aires, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Argentine teachers of the Education Workers Union (Ctera, in Spanish) are striking again today for the repudiation of the police aggression they suffered. ALBA Nations Ratify Commitment to Unity and Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11550&SEO=alba-nations-ratify-commitment-to-unity-and-peace Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The commitment to regional unity was the center of the talks of the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), held this Monday in the Cuban capital. China Open to New Sectors for Private Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11548&SEO=china-open-to-new-sectors-for-private-investment Beijing, Abr 11 (Prensa Latina) China will allow the entrance of private capital in more productive, including oil drilling and defense technology, informed todayh the Economic Information Daily, published by Hsinhua state news agency. North Korea Condemns US Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Deployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11543&SEO=north-korea-condemns-us-nuclear-aircraft-carrier-deployment Pyongyang, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has condemned the deployment of a US nuclear aircraft carrier task group to the Korean Peninsula, by saying it was an aggressive plot against North Korea. ALBA Meeting Began in Havana With a Call for Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11512&SEO=alba-meeting-began-in-havana-with-a-call-for-unity Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) With a call for unity, organization, and solidarity, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez inaugurated today the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11509&SEO=un-security-council-discusses-climate-change-impact-on-security United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council held a meeting today under the Arria Formula to discuss the impact of climate change on international stability, a forum focused on the threat of sea level increase. Academic Day of Ballet Schools Meeting Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11499&SEO=academic-day-of-ballet-schools-meeting-begins-in-cuba Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The classes, workshops and conferences of the XXIII International Meeting of academies for the teaching of ballet began today in the main school institution of this art in Cuba, with representatives of a dozen countries. G-7 Foreign Ministers Begin Meeting in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11496&SEO=g-7-foreign-ministers-begin-meeting-in-italy Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) G-7 Foreign Ministers begin today their two-day annual meeting in the Italian city of Lucca with an agenda focused on confronting terrorism and eradicating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Syrian Allies Ratify Condemnation of US Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11493&SEO=syrian-allies-ratify-condemnation-of-us-aggression Damascus, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Joint Operations Command Center of Syria''s allies ratifies support for this country of the Levant and condemns US aggression, according to a statement released today in Damascus. ALBA Countries Meet in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11484&SEO=alba-countries-meet-in-havana Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America-Trade Treaty of the People (ALBA-TCP, in Spanish) is holding in Havana Monday its 15th ordinary session as a follow up of the body''s 15th Summit held in Caracas, Venezuela, in March. Tillerson: US Attack in Syria Sends Message to Other Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11479&SEO=tillerson-us-attack-in-syria-sends-message-to-other-countries Washington, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that the missile attack on a Syrian air base should serve other nations as a message on the consequences of violating international standards. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Interference by Foreign Governmen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11476&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-rejects-interference-by-foreign-governmen Caracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez today called on several Latin American right-wing governments not to ''get involved in the internal affairs of Bolivar''s homeland'' and stop promoting foreign intervention in this South American nation. Iran Reiterates Support for Syria in View of US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11464&SEO=iran-reiterates-support-for-syria-in-view-of-us-attack Damascus, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The US attack sought to strengthen terrorists, said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hasan Rohani, who reiterated his country´s support, said today the media. Russia Considers Negative Sending US Aircraft Carriers to Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11456&SEO=russia-considers-negative-sending-us-aircraft-carriers-to-korea Moscow, April 9 (Prensa Latina) Sending a strike group led by USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula would increase tensions in that region and a sharp reaction from Pyongyang, the Russian Senate warned today. Russia Denounces Lack of Evidence by USA to Attack Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11449&SEO=russia-denounces-lack-of-evidence-by-usa-to-attack-syria Moscow, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry denounced today the lack of evidence to prove the existence of chemical weapons at the Shayrat air base, a pretext used by the United States to attack that facility. Cuban Condemnation to US Attack against Syria Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11448&SEO=cuban-condemnation-to-us-attack-against-syria-highlighted Damascus, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Different Syrian media outlets highlighted today Cuba''s condemnation to the US attack against the Shayrat air base in the province of Homs, calling it ''blatant violation of the International Law.'' International Probe Must Be Launched in Syrian Attack: Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11445&SEO=international-probe-must-be-launched-in-syrian-attack-iran Teherán,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina)Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for the formation of an impartial international fact-finding committee to look into a purported chemical attack in Syria''s Idlib Province. Cuba Celebrates World Health Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11408&SEO=cuba-celebrates-world-health-day Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba joins today the day for World Health Day with a program of activities dedicated to the care of depression, a mental illness that is the center of attention this year. Bolivia:Chemical Weapons in Syria, is Only an Excuse for Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11407&SEO=boliviachemical-weapons-in-syria-is-only-an-excuse-for-aggression La Paz, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today considered that the United States used the excuse of chemical weapons in Syria for military intervention. Actors,Intellectuals Demand Guatemala to Respect Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11404&SEO=actorsintellectuals-demand-guatemala-to-respect-venezuela Guatemala, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity, chapter Guatemala, today requested the Government of Jimmy Morales to respect the right to self-determination and sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Syria Denounces US Attack on Military Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11386&SEO=syria-denounces-us-attack-on-military-base Damascus, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces in Syria have denounced today that the ''wrong strategy'' by the United States undermines the fight against terrorism in reference to the attack against an air base in the province of Homs. Computer Fraud: The New Lie of the Ecuadorean Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11341&SEO=computer-fraud-the-new-lie-of-the-ecuadorean-opposition Por Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) When the opposition appeared to lack pretexts to accept its defeat in the presidential elections in Ecuador, it is now trying to create a new farce: computer fraud. Syrian President Describes as Remarkable Progress in Reconciliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11339&SEO=syrian-president-describes-as-remarkable-progress-in-reconciliation Damascus, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad has said today that the hope of ending the war could become a reality through the fight against terrorism and the implementation of national reconciliation. Plans for Coup against Venezuelan Gov't Detailed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11337&SEO=plans-for-coup-against-venezuelan-govt-detailed Caracas, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Details of a coup plot that includes street violence and attacks on military units, in order to create a scenario conducive to foreign military intervention, were unveiled here by Bolivarian leader Diosdado Cabello. Arrests in Russia after the Finding of a Bomb in St. Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11334&SEO=arrests-in-russia-after-the-finding-of-a-bomb-in-st.-petersburg Moscow, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Russian security forces arrested three people, after disabling an explosive device in St. Petersburg today, while in the Rostov-on-Don region one person was injured when a bomb camouflaged in a bluff exploded. People of Venezuela March to Defend Bolivarian Constitution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11333&SEO=people-of-venezuela-march-to-defend-bolivarian-constitution Caracas, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Members of non-governmental organizations and social movements march in this capital today to demonstrate against the interference policies of the international right-wing and show their readiness to defend the Constitution and peace of Venezuela. New International Trade Union to be based in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11324&SEO=new-international-trade-union-to-be-based-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Confederacion General de Trabajadores de Colombia (CGT) announced the summon to constitute a new international trade unión organization, called Alternativa Democratica Sindical to be presented in Bogota this month. Diosdado Cabello: OAS Signs its Death Certificate in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11281&SEO=diosdado-cabello-oas-signs-its-death-certificate-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The OAS signed its death certificate, assured here the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, after the regional body did not recognize Bolivia as the pro tempore presidency of the Permanent Council. Colombians to Start Crucial Historical Clarification Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11270&SEO=colombians-to-start-crucial-historical-clarification-process Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Senator Ivan Cepeda has called on Colombians today to participate in a crucial historical clarification process that will allow to know what happened during more than 50 years of violence and finally bring about national reconciliation. ECLAC Stresses Relevance of Direct Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11263&SEO=eclac-stresses-relevance-of-direct-foreign-investment Santiago de Chile, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Barcena highlighted the relevance of direct foreign investment (DFI) to contribute to Agenda 2030 targets for sustainable development. Council of Ministers of France Addresses Crisis in Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11261&SEO=council-of-ministers-of-france-addresses-crisis-in-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France''s Council of Ministers tackles today the situation in Guiana, a French overseas department where tensions are mounting with the occupation of the Space Center as part of the strike that began more than a week ago. Opposition Tries to Hinder Political Dialogue in Paraguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11259&SEO=opposition-tries-to-hinder-political-dialogue-in-paraguay Asunción, April 25 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of a dialogue to solve the political crisis in Paraguay summoned by President Horacio Cartes is set for today in this capital, although sectors of opposition could hinder it. Syria Denounces Manipulation of Alleged Chemical Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11257&SEO=syria-denounces-manipulation-of-alleged-chemical-attack Damascus, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Armed groups, the United Kingdom, France, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are behind the crime of chemical attack in the city of Khan Sheikhun, Idleb province, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said today. Six Killed in Suicide Bombing in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11254&SEO=six-killed-in-suicide-bombing-in-pakistan Islamabad, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Six people were killed, including four soldiers, and 15 others were injured today in a suicide attack in Lahore city, capital of Pakistan''s northeastern Punjab province. Prosecution Interrogates Ousted President Park Under Detention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11232&SEO=prosecution-interrogates-ousted-president-park-under-detention Seoul,Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) South Korean prosecutors began questioning the ousted president Park Geun-hye today for the first time since the court remanded her in custody on Friday on charges of corruption related scandal. Senior Citizens' Priority at Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11217&SEO=senior-citizens-priority-at-cuban-health-system Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Alberto Fernandez, head of the Elderly Care Department at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), has recognized today the priority the Cuban health system has provided to the care of the elderly in the island . Cuban Youth is the Continuity of Cuban Revolution, Says Young Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11207&SEO=cuban-youth-is-the-continuity-of-cuban-revolution-says-young-leader Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban youth is today, on occasion of the 55th anniversary of its founding, a continuity and non-relay, is a guarantee of the present and future of the Revolution, the secretary general of the Young Communist League (UJC), Susely Morfa, said. Search of Missing Persons among Debris in Mocoa, Colombia, Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11206&SEO=search-of-missing-persons-among-debris-in-mocoa-colombia-continues Bogotá, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Survivors of one of the worst humanitarian tragedies in Colombia, Mocoa residents woke up again today in the mud and debris left by the avalanches, where they are still searching for missing relatives. Venezuelans Protest OAS Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11203&SEO=venezuelans-protest-oas-interference Caracas, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of militants from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela are leading a march today to reject OAS interference in the internal affairs of the South American nation and to support President Nicolás Maduro''s administration. Argentinean Trade Unions Ready for Massive National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11197&SEO=argentinean-trade-unions-ready-for-massive-national-strike Buenos Aires, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentina starts this week with marches and protests of teachers and the Confederacion General de Trabajadores (CGT), that will stage its first big national strike next Thursday. Morena Will Take Primacy from PRI in Mexico, Assures Lopez Obrador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11196&SEO=morena-will-take-primacy-from-pri-in-mexico-assures-lopez-obrador By Raúl García Alvarez México, Apr 4(Prensa Latina) Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of the Movement Regeneracion Nacional (Morena), assured it will take away the primacy from the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) in power, in next June 4 elections. Panama: Record Seizure of Drugs in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11195&SEO=panama-record-seizure-of-drugs-in-2017 Panama, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A boat with drugs, that ran aground close to a beach called Juan Hombron at the Gulf of Panama, was captured and reported Monday with more than 12.5 tons of drugs, considered an unprecedented seizure. Venezuela Gives New Steps to Improve Economic Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11194&SEO=venezuela-gives-new-steps-to-improve-economic-model Caracas, Apr 4 (PL) The Secretary of Foreign Trade and International Investment, Jesus Faría, announced that the Government of Venezuela will give new steps to accelerate the transit to a socialist economy. Banned Access to Paraguayan Partliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11163&SEO=banned-access-to-paraguayan-partliament Asunción, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Banned access to the venue of the Paraguayan Congress stands today due to the threat of imminent collapse of part of its structure, affected by a fire on Friday due tio the violent protests in this capital. Ecuador Opposition Loser Says He Will Challenge the Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11160&SEO=ecuador-opposition-loser-says-he-will-challenge-the-results Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso, who lost in the second round of elections, warned that he will challenge the results of the vote, which is now witnessing the victory of the candidate Lenin Moreno. Ministerial Meeting in France to Address Guiana Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11154&SEO=ministerial-meeting-in-france-to-address-guiana-crisis Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) A ministerial meeting aimed at tackling the situation in Guiana, French overseas territory paralyzed for more than a week by a broad movement of strikes, opens expectations about the possible solution that Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his team can give to the conflict. At Least 10 Dead after Explosion in Subway Station in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11151&SEO=at-least-10-dead-after-explosion-in-subway-station-in-russia Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 people were killed in an explosion at the Senaya Ploshad station on the blue subway line in St. Petersburg, the TASS news agency reported, but there was no official confirmation. Serbians Elect New President of the Republic Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11139&SEO=serbians-elect-new-president-of-the-republic-today Belgrade, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 6.7 million registered voters are casting their votes today at 8,396 polling stations to elect the new president of the Republic for the next five years.Âá Russia Denounces Western Coalition's Crimes in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11138&SEO=russia-denounces-western-coalitions-crimes-in-iraq Moscow, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) today denounced the war crimes committed by the United States-led coalition against civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where they are fighting the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS). Venezuela: Opposition Lacks Arguments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11129&SEO=venezuela-opposition-lacks-arguments Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The opposition to the government of President Nicolas Maduro has lost followers despite its insistence on its destabilizing plans, expressed now with allegations of an alleged rupture of constitutional order in the country. Ecuadorians Elect Next President and Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11125&SEO=ecuadorians-elect-next-president-and-vice-president Quito, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorians are participating today in the second round of general elections to choose the president and the vice president who will rule the country from 2017 to 2021. Bernie Sanders Points out Dilemma of US Democratic Party http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11120&SEO=bernie-sanders-points-out-dilemma-of-us-democratic-party Washington, April 1 (Prensa Latina) US Senator Bernie Sanders said that the result of last November''s election was rather due to a defeat of Democrats than to a Republican triumph, according to local media. Armed Extremist withdrawal continue after Truce in Homs, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11119&SEO=armed-extremist-withdrawal-continue-after-truce-in-homs-syria Damascus, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) A third group of 1,860 people, armed extemists and relatives, left the Al Waer neighborhood in the central Syria province of Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus. Graduation of Alphabetized People Dedicated to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11111&SEO=graduation-of-alphabetized-people-dedicated-to-fidel-castro Mexico, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) A total of 205 people in Mexico alphabetized by Cuban method ''Yo Si Puedo'' (Yes, I Can) in the municipality of Ixtapaluca, state of Mexico, is now dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Somalia Reports 18,400 Cholera Cases this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11108&SEO=somalia-reports-18400-cholera-cases-this-year Mogadishu, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The UN Children''s Fund (Unicef) reported today the increase to 18,400 cases of cholera and acute diarrheal diseases in Somalia this year, higher than the figure reported in 2016. Argentineans Prepare their Pockets as Gov't Plans Higher Gas Tariffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11064&SEO=argentineans-prepare-their-pockets-as-govt-plans-higher-gas-tariffs Buenos Aires, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean minister of Energy and Mining, Juan Jose Aranguren, announced today gas tariffs will go up between 30 or 40 percent. USA to Accelerate Deportation of Imprisoned Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11063&SEO=usa-to-accelerate-deportation-of-imprisoned-immigrants Washington, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Immigrants convicted for a federal crime in the United States are facing the risk of faster deportations following a measure announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Cuban Medical Contingent Traveling to Assist Peruvian Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11062&SEO=cuban-medical-contingent-traveling-to-assist-peruvian-victims Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Brigade 23 of the International Contingent of Specialists in Disaster Situations and Severe Epidemics, Henry Reeve, left for Peru today to help those affected by the heavy rains in that country. Venezuelan Sectors Insist in the Dialogue before Right-wing Assault http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11061&SEO=venezuelan-sectors-insist-in-the-dialogue-before-right-wing-assault Caracas, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan sectors are insisting on dialogue as an alternative to the confrontation that seems to favor groups opposed to the government of constitutional president Nicolás Maduro. Judge of Hawaii Indefinitely Blocks Trump's Immigration Veto http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11011&SEO=judge-of-hawaii-indefinitely-blocks-trumps-immigration-veto Washington, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The executive order that seeks to prevent the entry into the United States of people from six Muslim-majority nations was indefinitely blocked today following the ruling of a federal judge in Hawaii. Chinese President to Meet Trump in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11000&SEO=chinese-president-to-meet-trump-in-u.s. Beijing, March 30 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet for the first time next week with his United States counterpart, Donald Trump, in Florida, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said here today. FARC-EP Affirms It Will Continue Defending Colombian Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10969&SEO=farc-ep-affirms-it-will-continue-defending-colombian-peace-process Bogotá, March 29 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP leader Timoleón Jiménez said today that Colombian guerrillas will continue defending the peace process despite any setbacks and assured that together with the Government it will push for the implementation of the November pact. U.S. Coalition Admits Possible Role in Civilian Deaths in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10968&SEO=u.s.-coalition-admits-possible-role-in-civilian-deaths-in-mosul Baghdad, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq admitted its ''probable'' responsibility for the deaths of 100 civilians in western Mosul, military sources said today. Cuba Highlights Venezuela's Victory at OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10966&SEO=cuba-highlights-venezuelas-victory-at-oas Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has hailed today Venezuela for defending the Latin American and Caribbean dignity, based on truth, reason and justice against the OAS and its Secretary General''s actions to undermine and topple the Bolivarian Revolution. Trump's Economic Policy Impact in U.S. Uncertain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10963&SEO=trumps-economic-policy-impact-in-u.s.-uncertain Washington, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The impact of US President Donald Trump''s policies on the economy is still too uncertain, said Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve''s governor. Peña Nieto to Attend Summit of Tuxtla Mechanism in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10950&SEO=pena-nieto-to-attend-summit-of-tuxtla-mechanism-in-costa-rica Mexico, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will travel to Costa Rica to participate in the 16th Summit of the Mechanism of Dialogue and Agreement Tuxtla 2017, said sources today. Public Transportation Drivers in Argentina to Join CGT Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10948&SEO=public-transportation-drivers-in-argentina-to-join-cgt-strike Buenos Aires, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Public Service drivers, including metro conductors, joined the strike the Confederacion General del Trabajo (CGT) has convened for April 6 in Argentina. Iran Seeks Free Trade Agreement with Eurasian Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10947&SEO=iran-seeks-free-trade-agreement-with-eurasian-union Moscow, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Iran is seeking a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kirgizstan and Armenia), as business rate with this country rose to 70 percent. Namibia Hosts 5th Continental Conference on Solidarity with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10944&SEO=namibia-hosts-5th-continental-conference-on-solidarity-with-cuba Windhoek, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Namibia will host the 5th Continental Conference on Solidarity with Cuba from June 5th to 7th, in Windhoek. Trump Calls Story about His Alleged Ties with Russia a Farce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10897&SEO=trump-calls-story-about-his-alleged-ties-with-russia-a-farce Washington, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday described as a farce the story about his alleged links with Russia, and suggested that the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton. Ecuador: Final Electoral Stage Shadowed by Dirty Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10890&SEO=ecuador-final-electoral-stage-shadowed-by-dirty-campaign Quito, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The electoral campaign in Ecuador, which will soon hold ballotage on April 2nd, is shadowed by the attacks of the right-wing against the Government and its candidates. More than 300 Armed Extremists Leave the Syrian city of Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10870&SEO=more-than-300-armed-extremists-leave-the-syrian-city-of-homs Damascus, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 armed extremists left the neighbourhood Al Waer, their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed. Venezuela Requests Suspension of Extraordinary OAS Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10863&SEO=venezuela-requests-suspension-of-extraordinary-oas-meeting Caracas, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has demanded today the suspension of the special OAS session, slated for tomorrow at the request of 18 countries, considering it a violation of the regional bloc statutes. Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Visits Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10861&SEO=cuban-minister-of-energy-and-mines-visits-austria Vienna, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy and Mines of Cuba, Alfredo López Valdés, spoke today with senior officials of several federal portfolios and institutes in this capital during his work visit to Austria. Costa Rica Assumes Challenge of Reaching Antinuke Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10856&SEO=costa-rica-assumes-challenge-of-reaching-antinuke-accord San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez asserted today that his country would assume with great responsibility its designation to preside over, starting today, the United Nations Conference for the negotiation of an agreement that prohibits nuclear weapons. Cuban Agricultural-and-Livestock Fair Concludes with Rodeo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10851&SEO=cuban-agricultural-and-livestock-fair-concludes-with-rodeo Havana, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Fiagrob 2017, the 20th International Agro-Industrial and Food-and-Agriculture Fair, that began on March 18 at Rancho Boyeros exhibition center is closing today with several rodeo events, such as parade, calf roping, bull tumbling and others. Spain: Tribute to Fidel Castro in Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10840&SEO=spain-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-madrid Madrid, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish movement of solidarity with Cuba has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz, highlighting his humanistic and internationalist legacy, four months after his death. Syrian Army Strikes ISIS in Damascus Countryside http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10839&SEO=syrian-army-strikes-isis-in-damascus-countryside Damascus, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units reportedly carried out a successful special operation against an ISIS concentration in south east Damascus Countryside wiping out terrorists from that area, while engaging anti-Syrian groups in other parts of the country. Merkel and Schulz Handle First Electoral Stage in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10836&SEO=merkel-and-schulz-handle-first-electoral-stage-in-germany Berlin, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The respective parties of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Martin Schulz, main rivals in the September general elections, undergo today their first electoral test in the country. Bill Proposed on Visitor Registry to Trump Residences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10833&SEO=bill-proposed-on-visitor-registry-to-trump-residences Washington, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Four democrat senators introduced a bill of law to force president Donald Trump to publish the registers of visitors of the White Houjse and his winter residence at Mar-a-Lago, published todah portal The Hill. Activists Gathered in New York Condemn Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10830&SEO=activists-gathered-in-new-york-condemn-blockade New York, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Activists from more than 20 states in the United States and Canadian provinces that participate in a meeting of solidarity with Cuba condemned today the US blockade against Cuba. Russia Warns against Paris Illusions of Taking Syrian City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10826&SEO=russia-warns-against-paris-illusions-of-taking-syrian-city Moscow, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Russia warned against the illusory position today of French Defense Minister Jean-Ives Le Drian to announce a siege and possible early recovery of the northern Syrian city of Raqqqa, controlled by terrorists. Colombian Gov't and FARC-EP Supervise Peace Pact Application http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10821&SEO=colombian-govt-and-farc-ep-supervise-peace-pact-application Bogotá, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Government and Insurgent FARC-EP supervise as of today in Cartagena de Indias the steps to implement the definitive agreement between both parts, confirmed Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner of Peace for Colombia. Bolivia: FELAP Accuses Chile of Violating Right to Information http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10820&SEO=bolivia-felap-accuses-chile-of-violating-right-to-information La Paz, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The honorary president of the Latin American Federation of Journalists (FELAP) Iván Canelas accused today the Chilean authorities of violating the right to information, by preventing the exercise of Bolivian professionals from the press. Left-wing Urged to Resume Offensive in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10816&SEO=left-wing-urged-to-resume-offensive-in-latin-america Mexico, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Unity, integration and links with the popular sectors are paramount today for leftist and progressive forces in confronting the right-wing counter-offensive in Latin America. European Summit Concludes in Italy with Principle Declaration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10814&SEO=european-summit-concludes-in-italy-with-principle-declaration Rome, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The summit of the European Union (EU) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties ended here with a succint final declaration of principles and intentions for the next 10 years. African Union Plans to Open Office in West Sahara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10808&SEO=african-union-plans-to-open-office-in-west-sahara Addis Ababa, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) plans to open an office in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), said the regional bloc. UNICEF Helps Cuba in Health Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10791&SEO=unicef-helps-cuba-in-health-education Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Two Cuban towns are benefitted by a health and sanitation education project for children in collaboration with UNICEF, UN agency representative, Maria Machicado, said. U.S. Tightens Visa Process on Visitors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10779&SEO=u.s.-tightens-visa-process-on-visitors Washington, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The administration of the United States decreed to toughen the process of visa emission to millions of visitors with the enactmnent of new measures, informed today daily The New York Times. Six Countries Confirmed for Technology and Health Convention in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10775&SEO=six-countries-confirmed-for-technology-and-health-convention-in-cuba Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from six countries will attend the 3th International Technology and Health Convention from Monday in this capital, the organizers confirmed at a press conference. FAO Praises Coal Production in Latin America and the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10772&SEO=fao-praises-coal-production-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean Santiago de Chile, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The FAO regional office, headquartered in this capital city, praised today the big coal production in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is only behind Africa. International Political Parties Pay Homage to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10761&SEO=international-political-parties-pay-homage-to-fidel-castro Mexico, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of nearly 130 political organizations from 36 countries paid tribute today to Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, whose legacy was considered as a guide to fight for a better world. Ban to Publish Polls in the Face of Ballotage Rules in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10738&SEO=ban-to-publish-polls-in-the-face-of-ballotage-rules-in-ecuador Quito, March 23 (Prensa Latina) From today, a closure period for the dissemination of polls in the face of the second round of presidential elections scheduled for April 2 rules in Ecuador. Iran Encourages All Countries to Join its Plan against Extremism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10736&SEO=iran-encourages-all-countries-to-join-its-plan-against-extremism Tehran, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran has invited ''all'' countries to adopt its proposal to assemble a global crusade against violence and extremism, just as the United States is calling on its allies to become more involved in the fight against terrorism. Venezuela Expels Two European Journalists for Illegal Activities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10735&SEO=venezuela-expels-two-european-journalists-for-illegal-activities Caracas, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela expelled two BBC journalists, Ian O''Reilly and Stephen Sackur, for illegal activities and breaches of national laws, said representative Diosdado Cabello. Fifth Round of Talks on Syria Begins in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10729&SEO=fifth-round-of-talks-on-syria-begins-in-geneva United Nations, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations headquarters in Geneva is hosting the fifth round of negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition, a dialogue aimed at ending six years of conflict. Alicia Alonso to Receive Honorary Degree in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10707&SEO=alicia-alonso-to-receive-honorary-degree-in-costa-rica San Jose, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alina Alonso, received here today the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), for her important work and legacy to the world classical dance. Containers Arrive from UN to Store Colombian Guerrilla Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10694&SEO=containers-arrive-from-un-to-store-colombian-guerrilla-weapons Bogotá, Colombia, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The first UN containers have arrived at the Colombian department of La Guajira where FARC-EP guerrillas, in demobilization phase, will deposit their weapons, Caracol Radio confirmed today. Maduro Calls for Massive March against US Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10690&SEO=maduro-calls-for-massive-march-against-us-interference Caracas, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a great popular mobilization for the next Sunday in defense of the homeland and to express rejection before the interfering pretensions of the United States, in collusion with right-wing opposition groups. Massive Rally in Bolivia Closed Days for Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10689&SEO=massive-rally-in-bolivia-closed-days-for-sea By Pedro Rioseco Colombian Congress Will Seek to Boost Application of Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10684&SEO=colombian-congress-will-seek-to-boost-application-of-peace-agreement Bogota, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Sympathizers of the procedures to finalize the conflicto of Colombia will hold in April the Peace Congress in which ideas will be presented to boost the implementation of the pacts signed with the FARC-EP, confirmed today its organizers. Social and political sectors supporters of the pacifying process define the details of the national gathering conceived with the aim of creating alliances and sketch actions that support the carrying out of all that was agreed by both the Government and the guerrilla. Evo Morales Reaffirms Bolivian Economy Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10651&SEO=evo-morales-reaffirms-bolivian-economy-progress La Paz, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales reaffirmed today that Bolivian economy is developing thanks to the country''s ability to finance its own industries and increase productive sectors. Water Convention Brings Together Experts from 17 Countries in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10646&SEO=water-convention-brings-together-experts-from-17-countries-in-cuba Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 17 countries and the United Nations system are participating today in an international convention in Cuba that examines the global problems associated with water and its interrelation with climate change. South Africa Honors Human Rights Beacons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10638&SEO=south-africa-honors-human-rights-beacons Pretoria, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma headed on Tuesday the national commemoration of Human Rights Day in which South Africa honored those who sacrificed immensely for the achievement of liberation and democracy. Mexico Condemns US Discrimination against Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10635&SEO=mexico-condemns-us-discrimination-against-migrants Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico''s National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has condemned the United States'' discriminatory immigration policy, on occasion of the celebration today of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. UN to Pay Tribute to Recently Deceased Russian Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10624&SEO=un-to-pay-tribute-to-recently-deceased-russian-ambassador United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The General Assembly of the United Nations will hold a session of tribute today, dedicated to the recently deceased Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, announced today its oresident, Peter Thomson. UN Calls to Fight all Forms of Discrimination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10590&SEO=un-calls-to-fight-all-forms-of-discrimination United Nations, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein called to fight all forms of racial discrimination, xenophobia and speeches and racism crimes. Bolivia Committed to Claim Sea Outlet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10589&SEO=bolivia-committed-to-claim-sea-outlet The Hague, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni highlighted today the strength and commitment of the international legal team of Bolivia in the maritime demand that will be presented tomorrow at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Chile. Pakistan Announces Immediate Reopening of Afghanistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10587&SEO=pakistan-announces-immediate-reopening-of-afghanistan-border Islamabad, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered the immediate reopening of the border with Afghanistan, after more than a month closed as a result of several terrorist attacks in that country that Islamabad considered planned in the neighbor state. Terrorists Try to Break Siege Near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10585&SEO=terrorists-try-to-break-siege-near-damascus Damascus, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) For 24 hours Terrorist groups try to break the army siege in Jobar area, a suburb close to the Syrian capital, and clashes which remain very strong today, according to military sources. Congolese People to Verify their Electoral Register from April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10575&SEO=congolese-people-to-verify-their-electoral-register-from-april Kinshasa, March 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Corneille Nangaa, stated that Congolese nationals will have the chance of verifying their personal data from the second half of April. Venezuela Creates Web page Against OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10570&SEO=venezuela-creates-web-page-against-oas-secretary-general Caracas, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan social movements have created a website in which a document can be signed in rejection to the actions that the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, is promoting today against this country. EU Commissioner Highlights the Information Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10571&SEO=eu-commissioner-highlights-the-information-exchange Rome, March 19 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Security Commissioner Julian King highlighted the importance of the information exchange between member countries of the regional body to combat terrorism. French Airport Back to Normalcy after Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10569&SEO=french-airport-back-to-normalcy-after-attack Paris, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The Paris-Orly airport returned to normal today after an attack perpetrated by a man who assaulted a soldier and was finally shot dead by police officers a few hours ago. Iran Calls for UN Action to Prevent Further Israeli Attacks on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10563&SEO=iran-calls-for-un-action-to-prevent-further-israeli-attacks-on-syria Tehran, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Saturday described as a flagrant aggression against Syria the recent air bombing by Israeli, and demanded that the United Nations exercise all its authority to prevent the repetition of actions that violate regional peace and security. French Orly Airport Paralyzed after Attempted Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10562&SEO=french-orly-airport-paralyzed-after-attempted-attack Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The French airport of Orly, located 14 kilometers south of this capital, is now shut down after an attempted attack by a man who stole a gun from a soldier and then was shot down by agents. Strong Rejection of Foreign Attack against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10561&SEO=strong-rejection-of-foreign-attack-against-venezuela Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan political and social sectors have expressed a strong rejection this week of the request by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro to enforce the Democratic Charter of that bloc against this South American nation. Lebanese Army Raids Village on Syrian Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10560&SEO=lebanese-army-raids-village-on-syrian-border Beirut, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Army and intelligence officers from Lebanon stormed the village of Al-Qasr, in the northeastern region of Hermel, on the Syrian border, as part of raids to detain undocumented people and alleged terrorists. Argentine Teachers Continue on Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10528&SEO=argentine-teachers-continue-on-strike Buenos Aires, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The teachers'' conflict in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, the country''s largest, is sharpened today with new teachers'' protests, while authorities and union leaders are still at odds and the classrooms continue empty. Half of Russians Willing to Live Under Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10525&SEO=half-of-russians-willing-to-live-under-sanctions Moscow, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Fifty-nine percent of Russians are willing to live under the regime of unilateral sanctions of the West, before changing in some way the foreign policy of his country with respect to Ukraine, revealed a poll in the capital today. MERCOSUR Meets in Uruguay to Address Demand from Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10522&SEO=mercosur-meets-in-uruguay-to-address-demand-from-venezuela Montevideo, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The third meeting of direct negotiations between the States Parties of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) is taking place today in this capital to continue the demand for the activation of the Protocol of Olives presented by Venezuela. UNEP Estimates World Economic Benefit for Efficient Use of Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10510&SEO=unep-estimates-world-economic-benefit-for-efficient-use-of-resources Berlin, March 17 (Prensa Latina) The most efficient use of global natural resources could annually add up two trillion dollars to 2050 world economy, according to a research by a UN agency. French President Brands Explosion at IMF as an Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10479&SEO=french-president-brands-explosion-at-imf-as-an-attack Paris, March 16 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande branded today the explosion of a letter bomb at the International Monetary Fund''s headquarters in Paris that caused injuries to an employee as an attack. Lat Am Students Will Honor Che on 50th Anniversary of his Murder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10477&SEO=lat-am-students-will-honor-che-on-50th-anniversary-of-his-murder Buenos Aires, March 16 (Prensa Latina) The general secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Students Organization (OCLAE), which brings together 38 federations from 24 countries, agreed to reissue a caravan on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Ernesto Che Guevara. Cuba Offers Colombia 1,000 Scholarships to Study Medicine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10470&SEO=cuba-offers-colombia-1000-scholarships-to-study-medicine Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Colombia, Jose Luis Ponce, has informed that his country will grant the Colombian government and the FARC-EP a fund of 1,000 scholarships to study medicine in the island in the coming five years. Venezuela to Respond to Attacks by OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10468&SEO=venezuela-to-respond-to-attacks-by-oas-secretary-general Caracas, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that Venezuela will respond politically and diplomatically to attacks against the South American nation by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). 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.