Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Dominican Republic Defends Non-Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10936&SEO=dominican-republic-defends-non-interference-in-venezuela 28 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Santo Domingo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado asserted today that his country supports negotiation and is committed to solving the situation in Venezuela, and called to non-interference in the internal affairs of that country. UN: For Sponsoring Role of Sport as Peace Instrument http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10935&SEO=un-for-sponsoring-role-of-sport-as-peace-instrument 28 de marzo de 2017, 16:45By Waldo Mendiluza Donald Trump Turns Down Obama's Clean Energy Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10934&SEO=donald-trump-turns-down-obamas-clean-energy-policy 28 de marzo de 2017, 16:28Washington, March 28 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to revert Obama´s plan for enhancing clean energy management and lessening climate change. Russian Company to Commercialize Biggest Egyptian Gas Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10930&SEO=russian-company-to-commercialize-biggest-egyptian-gas-deposit Cairo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The first commercial production of gas from the Egyptian field of Zohr will begin by the end of 2017, said in El Cairo Igor Sechin, CEO for Rosneft, the largest state oil company of Russia. Evo: New Vaccine will Favor Bolivians' Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10929&SEO=evo-new-vaccine-will-favor-bolivians-health 28 de marzo de 2017, 15:42La Paz, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stated today that the introduction of the new vaccine against human papillomavirus in Bolivia is an important step in the health care of the people. Cuba Might Be the Second LatAm Tourist Destiny in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10928&SEO=cuba-might-be-the-second-latam-tourist-destiny-in-latin-america Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba might be in a short time placed as the 2nd best tourist destination in Latin America, said Arturo Garcia, president and founder of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (Sahic). Russian Air Force Supported Counter-Offensive in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10925&SEO=russian-air-force-supported-counter-offensive-in-hama Moscow, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Russian air force supported the Syrian army offensive on the outskirts of Hama, where 2100 armed from an about 10,000-man contingent were killed. Uruguay Refuses to Apply Democratic Clause to Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10924&SEO=uruguay-refuses-to-apply-democratic-clause-to-venezuela Montevideo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa considered impractical the application of the democratic clause to Venezuela as proposed the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. Urban Complex More than 2000 Years Old Discovered in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10922&SEO=urban-complex-more-than-2000-years-old-discovered-in-mexico Washington, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A urban complex in El Palenque square in Mexico, dating back more than 2000 years ago, was reportedly discovered by archaeologists of the American Museum of Natural History. Mexican Army Strengthens its Presence in Sonora http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10921&SEO=mexican-army-strengthens-its-presence-in-sonora Mexico, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Army troops are deployed today in Sonora to fight organized crime along the border of the states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua with the United States. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted at Russian University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10920&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-at-russian-university Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Participants in a forum on Latin America, and specifically on Cuba, have highlighted today the political and historical legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Solar Farms will Benefit Cuban Families http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10919&SEO=solar-farms-will-benefit-cuban-families Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The construction of four photo-voltaic solar parks will favor more than 13,600 homes in two cities in Matanzas, reported the Electricity Company (EE) of that the western Cuban province. Colombian Gov't Ratifies Negotiations with ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10917&SEO=colombian-govt-ratifies-negotiations-with-eln Bogota, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Colombian government negotiators in the talks with the ELN guerrilla, Juan Camilo Restrepo, said today that they will continue talks in Quito, Ecuador, with the purpose of achieving a stable and lasting peace for Colombia. Syrian Army Destroys Tunnel Used by Terrorists in Damascus Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10916&SEO=syrian-army-destroys-tunnel-used-by-terrorists-in-damascus-province Damascus, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) In anti-terrorist operation Tuesday, an Army unit reportedly destroyed a tunnel used by members of Hay''at Tahrir al-Sham (Organization for the Liberation of the Levant), former Al-Nusra Front, in Harasta, Damascus Province. Cultural Event Dedicated to Cuba Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10915&SEO=cultural-event-dedicated-to-cuba-begins-in-france Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A five-day cultural event dedicated to Cuba begins today in France, with the participation of renowned artists from the Caribbean nation, including musician, Jose Maria Vitier. New Law Guarantees the Sowing of Coca for Life in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10914&SEO=new-law-guarantees-the-sowing-of-coca-for-life-in-bolivia La Paz, March 28 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has affirmed today that the new Coca Leaf Law guarantees sowing of this plant for life in Bolivia for traditional consumption and medical use, while defending the country''s identity and history. UN Condemns Civilian Death in Mosul, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10913&SEO=un-condemns-civilian-death-in-mosul-iraq United Nations, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein, condemned today the mass killing of civilians in recent days in Mosul, Iraq, where an offensive is continuing to drive the Islamic State (IS) out. Some 1.4 Million Children in Africa and Yemen at the Brink of Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10912&SEO=some-1.4-million-children-in-africa-and-yemen-at-the-brink-of-death Nairobi, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that nearly 1.4 million children are at the brink of death from malnutrition in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. World to Fight Climate Change even without US, says Koffi Annan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10911&SEO=world-to-fight-climate-change-even-without-us-says-koffi-annan Brussels, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The world will fight against climate change with or without the United States, former UN Secretary-General Koffi Annan predicted today. Flow of International Tourists to South Africa Grew 14% in January http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10910&SEO=flow-of-international-tourists-to-south-africa-grew-14-in-january 28 de marzo de 2017, 11:35 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South African tourist industry reportedly recorded an increase in the number of foreign visitors in January compared with the same month a year ago. Work to Rescue People Trapped in Floodings Resumes in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10909&SEO=work-to-rescue-people-trapped-in-floodings-resumes-in-peru Lima, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Special troops of the Peruvian armed forces resumed work to rescue victims trapped in their houses by the floods of the last days in the northern region of Piura, with an official toll of four dead persons. Caracas People to Condemn OAS Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10907&SEO=caracas-people-to-condemn-oas-interference-in-venezuela Caracas, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of demonstrators participate here today in a march condemning the interventionist and interference policy of the Organization of American States (OAS) against the people and the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela. South Africa Expanding Trade Links with China and Oman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10906&SEO=south-africa-expanding-trade-links-with-china-and-oman 28 de marzo de 2017, 10:51 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has reportedly embarked on a roadshow in China to attract investment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs), while enhancing cooperation with Oman on trade. El Salvador to Launch Nation Brand to Position Itself Globally http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10905&SEO=el-salvador-to-launch-nation-brand-to-position-itself-globally San Salvador, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Today, El Salvador presents its Nation Brand, a tool designed to highlight the economic potential of this Central American nation and position its image on a global level. Glaciers in Colombia Are Reduced to 37 Square Kilometers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10904&SEO=glaciers-in-colombia-are-reduced-to-37-square-kilometers Bogota, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian scientists say that the glaciers in the country could disappear in less than three decades due to the effects of global warming, a phenomenon they consider without retreat. Recovery is on the Way for Cuban Cheese Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10903&SEO=recovery-is-on-the-way-for-cuban-cheese-industry Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban cheese industry pursues stability in its recovery to face the booming tourism sector, said today specialist of the Superior Direction of Business Management (OSDE). Jorge Luis Moya. CELAC Expresses in UN Concern about Nuclear Weapons Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10901&SEO=celac-expresses-in-un-concern-about-nuclear-weapons-threat 28 de marzo de 2017, 09:59 United Nations, March 28 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) expressed deep concern in the United Nations about the existence of nuclear weapons, as the conference was convened here to negotiate a binding agreement to prohibit them. France Says Chinese Community's Security Is a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10900&SEO=france-says-chinese-communitys-security-is-a-priority Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The French government pointed out on Tuesday that the security of Chinese residents here is a priority, amid tension over the death of an Asian-origin man during a police raid on his home. Rohani: Russia-Iran Cooperation without Threats to Others http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10899&SEO=rohani-russia-iran-cooperation-without-threats-to-others Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between Russia and Iran is in no way directed against other countries, stated the president of the Persian nation, Hasan Rohani, in a meeting here with Vladimir Putin. Brazil: EU Commissioner to Investigate Measures for Sanitary Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10898&SEO=brazil-eu-commissioner-to-investigate-measures-for-sanitary-control Brasilia, March 28 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will investigate here the measures taken by Brazil to improve the instruments of health control in the production of meat and its derivatives. 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. Iraq and UN Analyze Military Offensive against IS in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10895&SEO=iraq-and-un-analyze-military-offensive-against-is-in-mosul Baghdad, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Iraq and the United Nations met here today to analyze the development of the offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, especially the need to better coordinate air raids to prevent civilian casualties. Vietnam, Cuba Boost Greater Defense Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10894&SEO=vietnam-cuba-boost-greater-defense-cooperation Hanoi, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Vietnam and Cuba have agreed to boost cooperation in political and party work, during a meeting as part of the visit of a delegation from the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) concluded today. Nahem Advocates US Must Break the Siege of Disinformation on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10893&SEO=nahem-advocates-us-must-break-the-siege-of-disinformation-on-cuba New York, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Activist Ike Nahem said today that one of the priorities of solidarity with Cuba in the United States must be to break the siege of disinformation on the island in the northern country. South Africa Bids Farewell to a Giant of its Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10892&SEO=south-africa-bids-farewell-to-a-giant-of-its-democracy Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africans mourns today for the loss of yet another giant of its democracy and freedom, Ahmed Kathdrada who passed away today this morning at the age of 87. 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. Alicia Alonso Appreciates Welcome to National Ballet in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10887&SEO=alicia-alonso-appreciates-welcome-to-national-ballet-in-costa-rica San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso appreciated today here, also on behalf of members of the National Ballet of Cuba, the welcome given by Costa Rican audience and authorities. Almost 280,000 Displaced People by Antiterrorist Operation in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10886&SEO=almost-280000-displaced-people-by-antiterrorist-operation-in-mosul United Nations, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The operations to free the Iraqi city of Mosul from the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS) accumulate nearly 280,000 displaced people, as pointed out by the UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Office (OCHA) Monday. Colombian Govt. Ex Negotiator Joins Presidential Candidacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10882&SEO=colombian-govt.-ex-negotiator-joins-presidential-candidacy 27 de marzo de 2017, 16:35Bogota, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Colombian former vice president Humberto de la Calle, who served as head of government spokespersons in the peace talks, is preparing his candidacy for the 2018 elections, WRadio announced today. Russia Rejects Accusations on Collaboration with Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10877&SEO=russia-rejects-accusations-on-collaboration-with-terrorists 27 de marzo de 2017, 15:46Moscow, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense rejected statements by the US military leadership in Europe, about a possible collaboration of Russian soldiers with terrorist groups in Afghanistan. Argentine Intelligence Chief Denounces Espionage Once Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10874&SEO=argentine-intelligence-chief-denounces-espionage-once-again Buenos Aires, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean ex-chief of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) Oscar Parrilli once again denounced political espionage after the release of new private talks broadcast on the media over the weekend. 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. Community Artists Rehearse Play Dedicated to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10869&SEO=community-artists-rehearse-play-dedicated-to-fidel-castro Ciénaga de Zapata, Cuba, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban artist community group Korimakao, from western Cuba, is now rehearsing a play dedicated to historical revolutionary leader Fidel Castro for its premiere on April 18 at a special gala. Evo Morales Increases in Popularity Despite Media War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10868&SEO=evo-morales-increases-in-popularity-despite-media-war La Paz, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales´s popularity continues to rise despite the media war that is aimed at trying to malign his image, Minister of Communication Gisela Lopez said. UN Warns Nuclear Weapons Are an Unacceptable Risk to Humanity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10867&SEO=un-warns-nuclear-weapons-are-an-unacceptable-risk-to-humanity United Nations, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The President of the General Assembly of the UN, Masud Bin Momen, has warned today that the existence of nuclear weapons constitutes an unacceptable risk to humanity. Canadian and European Companies Interested in Bolivian Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10865&SEO=canadian-and-european-companies-interested-in-bolivian-mining La Paz, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has reported Monday that three companies from Canada and Europe expressed their interest on investing in Bolivia''s mining sector. Kuwait Believes on Viable Talks between Arab Gulf Countries and Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10864&SEO=kuwait-believes-on-viable-talks-between-arab-gulf-countries-and-iran Kuwait, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait has expressed optimism about the possibility of launching a dialogue between Iran and its Persian Gulf neighbors, as Arab countries are defining today positions for tomorrow''s summit in Jordan. 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. In Sweeping Offensive, Syrian Army Free New Regions of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10862&SEO=in-sweeping-offensive-syrian-army-free-new-regions-of-terrorists Damascus, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units have made inroads in the north and south of the country, establishing control over mountains in Palmyra, killing scores of terrorists in Deir Ezzor and Hama, while launching successful operations in southern regions of Daraa, Sweida, Quneitra and Damascus. 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. Number of High-Technology Zones in China Increased in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10860&SEO=number-of-high-technology-zones-in-china-increased-in-2016 Beijing, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of industrial zones using high technology in China increased to 156, with income for operations that reached around 27.9 trillion yuans ($4 trillion USD), official sources reported today. FAO Warns of more Hunger Due to Conflicts and Crisis Situations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10859&SEO=fao-warns-of-more-hunger-due-to-conflicts-and-crisis-situations Rome, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The spread and intensification of conflicts and crisis in the Near East and North Africa accentuate the severe food insecurity that affects more than 30 million people, FAO has warned today. Photos of alleged Murderer of La Jornada Journalist Made Public http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10858&SEO=photos-of-alleged-murderer-of-la-jornada-journalist-made-public Mexico, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General''s Office (FGE) of Chihuahua leaked to the media photographs of the probable hired assassin who killed La Jornada correspondent Miroslava Breach, whose death continues to arouse today expressions of condemnation. Egyptian Army Hinders Extremists Operation in Sinai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10857&SEO=egyptian-army-hinders-extremists-operation-in-sinai Cairo, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Armed Forces of Egypt hindered in the last hours an operation of armed extremists in the north of the Sinai where they wanted to establish road patrols. Mexican Agrcultural Workers Denounce Exploitation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10852&SEO=mexican-agrcultural-workers-denounce-exploitation Mexico, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Workers from San Quintin, Mexico, are carrying out an emblematic struggle for their labour and social rights, and denounced the bad working conditions and exploitation they are submitted to. 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. Venezuela Reiterates Commitment to Defend the Peoples of Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10849&SEO=venezuela-reiterates-commitment-to-defend-the-peoples-of-mercosur Caracas, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ratified the commitment of Venezuela as a member of the South Common Market (Mercosur) to defend the rights of inclusion of the peoples forming this regional integrration process. Elton John and James Taylor Ready for Argentina's Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10848&SEO=elton-john-and-james-taylor-ready-for-argentinas-concert Buenos Aires, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Posters all around the city announce the concert that two great musicians, British Elton John and American James Taylor, will give in this capital. Brazil, Paraguay to Review Strengthening MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10847&SEO=brazil-paraguay-to-review-strengthening-mercosur 26 de marzo de 2017, 12:50Brasilia, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian and Paraguayan governments will review the economic and trade strengthening of MERCOSUR and the external negotiations by that regional bloc, during the visit that Brazil''s Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira will pay to Asuncion, starting tomorrow. Rockfall Kills Four People in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10846&SEO=rockfall-kills-four-people-in-colombia Bogota, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A rockfall caused by unstopping rains in Colombia reached a bus on the Bogota-Girardot route, causing the death of four people and wounds to seven in the locality of Puerto Araujo, department of Cundinamarca. Brazilian Workers Unions to Decide on New Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10845&SEO=brazilian-workers-unions-to-decide-on-new-strike Brasilia, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s seven biggest trade union confederations will define tomorrow the date for a new strike against the reforms the government of President Michel Temer has been enforcing; the labour action could even turn into a general strike. Russia Sends Wheat to Syria as Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10844&SEO=russia-sends-wheat-to-syria-as-aid Damascus, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A shipment of 31,500 tons of wheat from Russia has reportedly arrived Sunday in Tartous, Syria''s southern port city, as aid to the Syrian people that have being facing terrorism and harsh sanctions imposed by Western countries. Parliaments of Cuba and India Strenghtening Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10843&SEO=parliaments-of-cuba-and-india-strenghtening-links New Delhi, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the National Assembly of the People''s Power of Cuba (ANPP, Parliament) arrived today in this capital to exchange experiences and reinforce working links with Indian Parliament. ANC Discusses Racism, Crime and Agrarian Reform in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10842&SEO=anc-discusses-racism-crime-and-agrarian-reform-in-south-africa Pretoria, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Agrarian reform, crime and racism were key issues discussed today by the Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC), party which leads the triple alliance ruling South Africa since 1994. Jam Session Closes Havana World Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10841&SEO=jam-session-closes-havana-world-music-festival Havana, 26 sea (Prensa Latina) With a jam session that summons guest artists, Havana World Music Festival comes to an end Sunday at the Factory of Cuban Art (FAC), in this capital. 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. Chinese Belt and Route Initiative is Center of Lanzhou Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10838&SEO=chinese-belt-and-route-initiative-is-center-of-lanzhou-fair Beijing, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese initiative of the Belt and Roujte will be the theme of the traditional trade fair of Lanzhou, next July, said organizers of the northwest provindce of Gansu. 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. Coalition Led by USA Investigates Killing of 200 Civilians in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10832&SEO=coalition-led-by-usa-investigates-killing-of-200-civilians-in-iraq 25 de marzo de 2017, 18:26Washington, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The international coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) investigates the alleged killing of 200 civilians in Iraq by its air strikes, said US sources today. 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. Havana World Music Tinges Orange Rhythms against Gender Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10828&SEO=havana-world-music-tinges-orange-rhythms-against-gender-violence Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Havana World Music Festival (HWM) joins today with its Orange Day program, an initiative promoted by the United Nations to make the struggle for non-violence against women and girls visible. Ukrainian Ultranationalists Sent to Demonstrate in Minsk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10827&SEO=ukrainian-ultranationalists-sent-to-demonstrate-in-minsk Kiev, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Ukrainian ultranationalists are moving to Minsk today to participate in the so-called march for Den Voli (Freedom Day), organized by the opposition, said today the city media. China Strengthens Ties with Countries Attending Boao Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10825&SEO=china-strengthens-ties-with-countries-attending-boao-forum Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) China seized the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), running in the southern province-island of Hainan, to increase cooperation and strengthen ties with foreign countries attending the significant regional economic meeting. Cuban Leading Coffee Exporter Arises Interest in Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10823&SEO=cuban-leading-coffee-exporter-arises-interest-in-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Coffee Processing Enterprise Altoserra, with over half of Cuban exports of the grain, aroused great interest at the 20th International Agroindustrial Agrofood Fair, Fiagrop 2017, open here. 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. Cuba Presents more than 250 Health Programs at Panamanian Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10819&SEO=cuba-presents-more-than-250-health-programs-at-panamanian-fair Panama, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of more than 250 medical services programs are carried out by Cuban health professionals who attend the Expocomer 2017 International Trade Fair, which ends today. 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. National Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba Begins in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10812&SEO=national-meeting-of-solidarity-with-cuba-begins-in-new-york New York, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Conference for the Full Normalization of Relations between Cuba and the United States begins today two days of sessions with the participation of dozens of activists of solidarity with the island. French Divided About EU Impact on the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10811&SEO=french-divided-about-eu-impact-on-the-country 25 de marzo de 2017, 09:44Paris, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The impact of the European Union (EU) on France divides easily this society: only 46 percent of citizens consider positive the effects of the community group, according to a survey published here today. Donald Trump Suffers a Defeat on Health Bill Pull-Out http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10804&SEO=donald-trump-suffers-a-defeat-on-health-bill-pull-out 24 de marzo de 2017, 17:18Washington, March 24 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump suffered his first legislative defeat after Republicans rebuffed the health bill due to the lack of necessary votes for being approved. Colombian President Rules Out Peace Pact Renegotiation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10802&SEO=colombian-president-rules-out-peace-pact-renegotiation 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:58Bogota, March 24 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos denied the possibilities to renegotiate the peace agreements already signed by both the Government and FARC-EP. Cuba Assembles First Laptops and Tablets for Domestic Distribution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10799&SEO=cuba-assembles-first-laptops-and-tablets-for-domestic-distribution 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Havana, March 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Industrial Company for Informatics, Communications and Electronics (GEDEME) announced that it has assembled the first 3500 laptops and 3583 tablets, destined to national state-run entities. Cuba Promotes Foreign investment in Panama Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10798&SEO=cuba-promotes-foreign-investment-in-panama-trade-fair 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:27By Nubia Piqueras Grosso MEDICC Highlights Cuban Doctors' Contribution to US Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10797&SEO=medicc-highlights-cuban-doctors-contribution-to-us-communities 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:36Washington, March 24 (Prensa Latina) The project of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) highlighted that the American students graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) are improving health equity in different US communities. Parlacen Recognizes Solidary Gestures with Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10795&SEO=parlacen-recognizes-solidary-gestures-with-peru 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:31Giatemala, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Central American Parliament (Parlacen) recognized the solidary gestures by the countries which let their opportune support to Peru, because of the heavy rains affecting this South American nation and now, are keeping the Peruvian people and government in tension. Colombia Hands In at UN Final Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10793&SEO=colombia-hands-in-at-un-final-peace-agreement 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:27United Nations, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s permanent representative to the United Nations, María Emma Mejía, handed in today the final agreement for the end of the conflict in the South American country to Secretary-General António Guterres. Putin Meets French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10792&SEO=putin-meets-french-presidential-candidate-marine-le-pen Moscow, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has met today with French presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, at the Kremlin, with whom he analyzed the state of relations between the two countries. 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. China Boosts Economic Globalization, Investment in BOAO Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10789&SEO=china-boosts-economic-globalization-investment-in-boao-forum Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli underlined today the importance of economic globalization and foreign investment during his speech at the Boao Forum for Asia (FBA) in the southern island province of Hainan. Cuba for Qualifying to World Women's Volley Cup Under 18 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10787&SEO=cuba-for-qualifying-to-world-womens-volley-cup-under-18 Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban under 18 women''s volleyball team will endevor to get the pass for the World Championship of this age category at the upcoming Pan American Cup, said head coach Juan Carlos Ruiz. Argentina Marches for Victims of Last Military Dictatorship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10780&SEO=argentina-marches-for-victims-of-last-military-dictatorship Buenos Aires, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Argentineans willgather today at Plaza de Mayo, a symbol of so many struggles, on occasion of the National Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, to pay tribute to the victims of the last military dictatorship (1976-1983). 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. China-Latin America Economic Cooperation Zone in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10778&SEO=china-latin-america-economic-cooperation-zone-in-progress Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) China advances in the construction of an economic cooperation and trade zone with Latin America in the city of Zhuhai, southern province of Guangdong, scheduled to begin operations in the second half this year. . Bolivian Team to Participate in Annual NASA Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10777&SEO=bolivian-team-to-participate-in-annual-nasa-competition La Paz, mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Six students of the Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA) of Bolivia will participate from March 30 through April 1st in the yearly NASA competition: Human Exploration Rover Challenge. G-77 Plus China Demand Commitment by Rich Countries with Paris Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10770&SEO=g-77-plus-china-demand-commitment-by-rich-countries-with-paris-accord United Nations, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Group of 77 plus China were in favor today here of full compliance with the Paris Agreement by developed countries, faced with the need to respect the principle of historic and common, but responsibilities. Parade for 138th Year of Lost Access to the Sea, Held by Bolivians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10767&SEO=parade-for-138th-year-of-lost-access-to-the-sea-held-by-bolivians La Paz, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia marked today the 138th year of the loss of the access to the sea with a civil-military parade at the plaza Abaroa, chaired by President Evo Morales and Bolivian authorities. Argentina's Former President in Oral and Public Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10766&SEO=argentinas-former-president-in-oral-and-public-trial Buenos Aires, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio stated the oral and public argument of Argentinean former President Cristina Fernandez in court for alleged offense of unfaithful administration to the detriment of the public administration. Dominican Republic: More than 8,000 Illegal Migrants Deported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10765&SEO=dominican-republic-more-than-8000-illegal-migrants-deported 23 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Santo Domingo, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The General Headquarters of Migration (DGM) of the Dominican Republic informed that 8,383 irregular foreigners were deported up to today in the period between January and March of this year. 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. Cuban Group Fosters Foreign Investments in Water Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10760&SEO=cuban-group-fosters-foreign-investments-in-water-sector 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:05Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban business group of hydraulic engineering and logistics (GEILH) presented today three projects for direct foreign investments to businesspeople from 17 countries that are participating in the International 2017 Cubagua Conference in this capital. Taliban Movement Occupies District in South of Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10759&SEO=taliban-movement-occupies-district-in-south-of-afghanistan 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:04Kabul, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Active militants of the Taliban movement occupied today the district of Sangin, in the province of Helmand, Afghanistan, after intensifying the offensive initiated in 2016 to extend its control on this southern demarcation, reported official sources. World Bank Recognizes Socioeconomic Advances of Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10758&SEO=world-bank-recognizes-socioeconomic-advances-of-vietnam 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:43Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank (WB) recognized today that Vietnam''s success responds to solid policies, when repeating the will to work with the Indochinese countryh to support its economic growth boost. Cuba and Uruguay Consolidate Parliamentary Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10756&SEO=cuba-and-uruguay-consolidate-parliamentary-links 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:31Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Esteban Lazo, president of the Cuban National Assembly (Parliament) received Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives president Jose Carlos Mahia, as part of the process of strengthening relations between Cuba and Uruguay. Bolivia Believes in the Force of Justice, by Evo Morales http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10754&SEO=bolivia-believes-in-the-force-of-justice-by-evo-morales 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:27La Paz, March 23 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stressed, during the ceremony for the Day of the Sea, that Bolivia believes in the force of justice to return with sovereignty to the coasts of the Pacific Ocean. Jose Mujica and Felipe Gonzalez to Verify Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10753&SEO=jose-mujica-and-felipe-gonzalez-to-verify-peace-agreement 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:04Bogota, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The ex-presidents from Uruguay, Jose Mujica, and Spain, Felipe Gonzalez, will be part of the International Group of Verification of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian government, and the local rebel movement Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP), as confirmed by both parts Thursday. Cuba to Receive International Support for Water Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10752&SEO=cuba-to-receive-international-support-for-water-management 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:02Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) the Adour-Garonne Water Agency from France and the International Office for Water (IOW) today committed to provide technical assistance to Cuba for hydraulic and water resources management. Angola has a Copper Belt in 116 thousand Square Kilometer Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10751&SEO=angola-has-a-copper-belt-in-116-thousand-square-kilometer-area Luanda, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Angola has a copper plus cobalt belt that extends 116 thousand square kilometers that reaches Zambia and the Congo Democratic Republic, affirmed today the Minister of Geology and Mines Francisco Queiroz. Vietnamese President, Party Leader Ratify Support for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10750&SEO=vietnamese-president-party-leader-ratify-support-for-cuba Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed today that the visit of the Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba, Leopoldo Cintra Frías will contribute to the promotion of the excellent bilateral relations. Another Journalist Killed in Mexico, Totaling Three in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10748&SEO=another-journalist-killed-in-mexico-totaling-three-in-2017 Mexico, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach was shot dead today in front of her home in Chihuahua, in the northwest of the country. The Perfidious Evolution of the former Al Nusra Front http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10747&SEO=the-perfidious-evolution-of-the-former-al-nusra-front Por Pedro García HernándezDamascus, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Like the lizards of the vast Syrian desert, the terrorist group Al Nusra Front moves between terror and fright, and maintains a perfidious evolution of its public characteristics without changing its power goals. More than 100 Iraqis Killed in Mosul Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10746&SEO=more-than-100-iraqis-killed-in-mosul-blast Baghdad, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) At least 108 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed as a result of a powerful explosion that occurred late Wednesday, in the al-Jadida neighborhood of Mosul, an Iraqi military source reported today. Italian Prime Minister asks to Recover European Welfare Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10744&SEO=italian-prime-minister-asks-to-recover-european-welfare-model Rome, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, expressed today that the European Union (EU) must face the challenge of economic growth to recover the best social conditions and traditions with the welfare model of the region. Water Resources, Agriculture and Population at Cubagua 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10743&SEO=water-resources-agriculture-and-population-at-cubagua-2017 Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Convention, Cubagua 2017, is promoting today exchanges of expert on global problems associated with the agricultural use of water resources and its supply to the population. CELAC Coordinators Regulate Actions in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10742&SEO=celac-coordinators-regulate-actions-in-el-salvador San Salvador, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The national coordinators of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in El Salvador today to regulate actions and prepare the next summit with the European Union. Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank Has Now 70 Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10739&SEO=asian-investment-in-infrastructure-bank-has-now-70-members Beijing, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), initiative promoted by Chinese president , Xi Jinping, announced the approval of 13 new members of that entity, whose number of affiliates rose to 70. 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. ICAIC's Contributions to Cuban Culture Are Outstanding, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10733&SEO=icaics-contributions-to-cuban-culture-are-outstanding-says-expert By Glenda Arcia South Africa Faced with Changing Apartheid Spatial Planning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10732&SEO=south-africa-faced-with-changing-apartheid-spatial-planning Pretoria, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is faced today with the need to guide the growth and management of urban areas in ways that unleash the potential of cities and towns, and reverse the terrible legacy of apartheid spatial injustice, believes Deputy Minister Andries Nel. Russia Reaffirms Position as World's Second Largest Exporter of Arms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10731&SEO=russia-reaffirms-position-as-worlds-second-largest-exporter-of-arms Moscow, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite the unilateral sanctions of the West, Russia reaffirms today its position as the world''s second largest exporter of arms, with 15 billion dollars sold in 2016, while it has a backlog of 50 billion. South Africa Suspends Import of Brazilian Meat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10730&SEO=south-africa-suspends-import-of-brazilian-meat Pretoria, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazilian meat scandal, SA News reports Thursday. 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. UN Confirms Restart of Dialogue on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10726&SEO=un-confirms-restart-of-dialogue-on-syria United Nations, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations confirmed that the negotiations in Geneva between the Syrian government and its oppoents in the nation, would be restarted today, with the guidance of UN Special Envoy Steffan de Mistura. UN Offers Total Support to Cuba for Sustainable Water Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10724&SEO=un-offers-total-support-to-cuba-for-sustainable-water-management 22 de marzo de 2017, 18:17Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Organization (UN) expressed today its total support to Cuba in order to contribute to sustainable management of the country''s water resources, faced with challenges as drought and food security. Businessmen Repatriated Million of Dollars to Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10720&SEO=businessmen-repatriated-million-of-dollars-to-venezuela 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:17Caracas, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Bicentennial Bank President Miguel Perez Abad said that Venezuela received the injection of at least US $ 11.7 billion in repatriation for its economy. Three French Students among the Wounded by Attack in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10719&SEO=three-french-students-among-the-wounded-by-attack-in-london 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:16Paris, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Three French students are among the injured people by the attack occurred in London today, as confirmed by the French Foreign Ministry. Central Bio-Oceanic Train Means Integration, Says Bolivian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10717&SEO=central-bio-oceanic-train-means-integration-says-bolivian-president 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:11La Paz, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales explained today that the project of the Central Bio-Oceanic Railway would benefit half of the South American countries and means integration of the Americas with the rest of the continents. UN World Food Program Investigates on Water in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10715&SEO=un-world-food-program-investigates-on-water-in-cuba 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:03Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN World Food Frogram highlighted the progress of Cuba in a project to strengthen steps to face climatic risks, such as droughts, something that intensely affects Cuban food security. Preparation of New Talks on Syria Analyzed by Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10714&SEO=preparation-of-new-talks-on-syria-analyzed-by-russia 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:01Moscow, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister, Serguei Lavrov, analyzed today with the special envoy of the UN for Syria, Steffan de Mistura, the preparation of the fifth round of negotiations on the Levantine country, in Geneva. Czech Republic Interested in Doing Business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10712&SEO=czech-republic-interested-in-doing-business-with-cuba 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Havana, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurecka, expressed her nation´s interest in doing some business in Cuba, hoping these are profitable for both countries. US-Led Coalition Bombed School in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10711&SEO=us-led-coalition-bombed-school-in-syria 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:06Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Syria has denounced Wednesday the US-led international coalition bombarded a school in the north eastern province of Raqqa that was being used as a shelter by at least 50 displaced families. Tabacuba Multiplies its Image at Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10710&SEO=tabacuba-multiplies-its-image-at-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Tabacuba Business Group is promoting its image through keynote speeches and other events at the 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, whose sessions continue today at the Havana-based Rancho Boyeros exhibition area. Marked Salary Differences Revealed in British Enterprises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10709&SEO=marked-salary-differences-revealed-in-british-enterprises London, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Directives of the main 100 British enterprises quoted in the stock exchange win in average almost 400 times more than a worker with mínimum salary, revealed today a report of the organization Equality Trust. Bishops Praise Peaceful Transition in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10708&SEO=bishops-praise-peaceful-transition-in-angola Luanda, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Episcopal Conference of Angola and Sao Tome (Ceast) praised the way in which President José Eduardo dos Santos leads the transition to the succession of political power in the country, highlighted the press today. 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. Red Cross Demands Urgent World Action to Stop Famine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10706&SEO=red-cross-demands-urgent-world-action-to-stop-famine Geneva, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today warned that famine in Somalia and Yemen could be avoided if the international community acts urgently and determinedly in the next three months. All Ready for Power Venezuela Fair 2017 to Kick Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10703&SEO=all-ready-for-power-venezuela-fair-2017-to-kick-off Caracas, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Economic Agenda to give a boost to its 15 productive motors, will have their main scenario in expo-fair Venezuela Power 2017, starting tomorrow 23 until next Sunday March 26, at the Caracas Polyhedron. Syrian Refugee Camp Fully Functional http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10701&SEO=syrian-refugee-camp-fully-functional Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 600 displaced families from Daraa province are currently sheltered, under safe conditions of food and health care, at a refugee camp located outside the village of Heryaleh, about 20 kilometers south of Damascus. Temer Backs Off and Shrinks Pension Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10699&SEO=temer-backs-off-and-shrinks-pension-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The debate on the pension reform in Brazil presents today a new face, after in an unsuspected turn of his number one driving force, president Michel Temer, decided to limit the reform to federal employees. Cuban Increasingly Using Bank Loans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10697&SEO=cuban-increasingly-using-bank-loans Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Loans to small private entrepreneurs with businesses in Havana grew last year 29% compared to 2015, reported the Cuban News Agency (ACN) quoting officials from Banco Metropolitano (Banmet). Cuban Theater Group El Publico Applauded in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10695&SEO=cuban-theater-group-el-publico-applauded-in-usa By Diony Sanabia 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. European Representatives to Demand End of Sanctions against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10693&SEO=european-representatives-to-demand-end-of-sanctions-against-russia 22 de marzo de 2017, 09:52Kiev, March 22 (Prensa Latina) European, Latin American, Ukrainian and post-Soviet representatives announced today their intentions to demand an end to the unilateral sanctions of the EU block against Russia after a three-day visit to Crimea. 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. Syrian Army Surrounds Terrorists in Jobar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10688&SEO=syrian-army-surrounds-terrorists-in-jobar 22 de marzo de 2017, 09:14Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units have hoards of terrorists that had infiltrated in Jobar, a district in the eastern outskirt of Damascus, surrounded and have repeatedly repelled their attempts to break the siege, a military spokesperson told the local media. Experts Warn of Ecological Hazards of Fracking in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10687&SEO=experts-warn-of-ecological-hazards-of-fracking-in-colombia Bogotá, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Petroleum extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing technology, better known as fracking, presents enormous risks for the environment in Colombia, environmental organizations warned today. South American Countries, Germany to Sign Bioceanic Train Memorandum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10686&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-to-sign-bioceanic-train-memorandum La Paz, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay will sign today a memorandum of understanding with Germany to consolidate technical support for the integral design of the Central Bi-oceanic Railway Corridor. Cuba Promotes International Water Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10685&SEO=cuba-promotes-international-water-exchange Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Almost a tenth of the world''s population is lacking safe drinking water, so an international forum in Cuba have been discussing problems and successful experiences in the use of this vital resource. 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. South Africa Empowering Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10680&SEO=south-africa-empowering-women Pretoria, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) In its endeavor to tackle and raise social standards, the South African government has been also making strives in empowering women, and today the country is on course to achieving 50% women representation before 2030. Havana to Host International Dance Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10678&SEO=havana-to-host-international-dance-festival Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Artists from several countries will travel to Cuba from March 29th to April 2nd to participate in the International Dance Festival in urban landscapes, organizers of the event said. Cuba Conveys Solidarity to Peru in Time of Disaster http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10676&SEO=cuba-conveys-solidarity-to-peru-in-time-of-disaster 21 de marzo de 2017, 19:41Lima, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President, Raul Castro, has conveyed to Peru condolences for the human and material loss it is suffering, in a message addressed to his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Cuba Conveys Solidarity to Peru in Time of Disaster http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10677&SEO=cuba-conveys-solidarity-to-peru-in-time-of-disaster 21 de marzo de 2017, 19:41Lima, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President, Raul Castro, has conveyed to Peru condolences for the human and material loss it is suffering, in a message addressed to his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Cameroon Delivers More than 2,000 Nigerian Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10671&SEO=cameroon-delivers-more-than-2000-nigerian-refugees 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:42Yaounde, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 Nigerian citizens sheltered in the north of Cameroon to escape from the terrorist members of the group Boko Haram, returned to Nigeria since the start of the year by the Cameroonian authorities, official sources revealed here Tuesday. Paris to Only Accept Being Host of the 2024 Olympic Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10666&SEO=paris-to-only-accept-being-host-of-the-2024-olympic-games Paris, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The people in charge of the postulation of the city of Paris for reaching the right to organize the Olympic Games, said they would only accept the postulation for the Olympic Games of 2024, after the door to another suspension by the International Colympic Committee (IOC) was opened. Cuba and The Czech Republic Sign Agricultural Cooperation Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10662&SEO=cuba-and-the-czech-republic-sign-agricultural-cooperation-accord 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:23Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The minister of Agriculture of Cuba and the Czech Republic, Gustavo Rodriguez and Marian Jurecka, respectively, signed today a memorandum of understanding to foster veterinary and phytosanitary cooperation Latin America and the Caribbean Remember Vitaly Churkin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10661&SEO=latin-america-and-the-caribbean-remember-vitaly-churkin 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:20United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The group of Latin American and Caribbean in the United Nations (UN) recognized the legacy of recently deceased Russian representative in the organization, Vitaly Churkin, in a special session Tuesday. Chile is Asked to Stay Out of Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10660&SEO=chile-is-asked-to-stay-out-of-interference-in-venezuela 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:57Santiago, Chile, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Independent Senator Alejandro Navarro requested today the Chilean government to stay out of interference in internal affairs in Venezuela, in addition to distancing itself from aggressive positions. ONIDO Manages Funds for Industrial Projects in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10659&SEO=onido-manages-funds-for-industrial-projects-in-cuba 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:56Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (ONIDO) is managing financing so as to support the implementation of 16 projects in Cuba, which are aimed at sustainable and inclusive economic growth, the coordinator Fidel Domenech stated. UN Representative Highlights Relevance of Cubagua 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10655&SEO=un-representative-highlights-relevance-of-cubagua-2017 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:17Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The UN representative in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, highlighted today the importance of events such as Cubagua 2017, due to the drought and the shortage of the vital liquid at the global level. Mexico: One of the Leaders of Cartel of Juarez Dead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10654&SEO=mexico-one-of-the-leaders-of-cartel-of-juarez-dead Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) One of the leaders of drug trafficking group La Linea, one of the arms of the famous Cartel of Juarez, died Tuesday, in a meeting at the municipality of Cuauhtémoc, Mexican state of Chihuahua, reported the Mexican Prosecutor Office here. 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. Media Outlets Highlight World Down Syndrome Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10649&SEO=media-outlets-highlight-world-down-syndrome-day Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) International media highlight today the celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, with the aim of increasing public awareness about this genetic alteration caused by the presence of an extra chromosome. Syrians again to the Negotiating Table http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10648&SEO=syrians-again-to-the-negotiating-table Damascus, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) All Syrian parties that took part in the previous peace negotiations in February have reportedly confirmed their attendance to the fifth round of talks in Geneva. UN Expert Calls on Israel to Stop Hostility against Activists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10647&SEO=un-expert-calls-on-israel-to-stop-hostility-against-activists 21 de marzo de 2017, 14:00United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk, has urged Israel today to stop pursuing and criminalizing activists who report on Tel Aviv''s violations. 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. Fiagrop 2017 Shows Progress of Agricultural Sector in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10645&SEO=fiagrop-2017-shows-progress-of-agricultural-sector-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, continues its work here today at the Havana-based Rancho Boyeros exhibition area, with the participation of about 170 exhibitors from Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba and other countries. Spanish Minister Favors Trade Pacts with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10644&SEO=spanish-minister-favors-trade-pacts-with-mercosur 21 de marzo de 2017, 13:32 Brussels, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Economy Minister, Luis De Guindos, said in this capital today that he was in favor of trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). US Bans Electronic Devices from Cabins on Flights from 8 Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10643&SEO=us-bans-electronic-devices-from-cabins-on-flights-from-8-countries 21 de marzo de 2017, 13:25 Washington, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Passengers from eight Muslim-majority countries are prohibited from bringing to the United States electronic devices larger than a cell phone, according to a ruling that came into force today. U.S. and Cuban Scientists Study Hurricanes of the Past http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10642&SEO=u.s.-and-cuban-scientists-study-hurricanes-of-the-past Havana, Mar 21(Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuban researchers analyze the frequency and intensity of hurricanes that ravaged the island in the past, during a workshop being held today in this capital, informs daily Granma. Syrian Army Hits Terrorists Hard near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10641&SEO=syrian-army-hits-terrorists-hard-near-damascus Damascus, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Damascus'' eastern neighbourhood of Jobar is reportedly the stage today of fierce fighting between Syrian Army troops and well-armed terrorists of the so-called Jabhat al-Nusra that had infiltrated in that area. South American Countries, Germany Begin Talks on Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10640&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-begin-talks-on-bioceanic-train La Paz, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Official representatives of Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia, as well as Germany, began talks here today on the feasibility study the push forward the multinational project of the Central Bioceanic Railway Corridor. Crisis with The Netherlands Raises Economic Conflict with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10639&SEO=crisis-with-the-netherlands-raises-economic-conflict-with-turkey Ankara, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The severe diplomatic crisis between Turkey and The Netherlands started to provoke problems in some sectors of the Turkish economy, expressed today the president of plants and ornamental articles exporters, Osman Bagdatlioglu. 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. After Debate, Macron Secures Leadership to French Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10637&SEO=after-debate-macron-secures-leadership-to-french-elections París, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Center candidate Emmanuel Macron consolidates today his leadership toward coming presidential elections in France, after a first debate where the five main candidates participated. China Pleads for Israel and Palestine to Achieve Peaceful Coexistence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10636&SEO=china-pleads-for-israel-and-palestine-to-achieve-peaceful-coexistence Beijing, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asked to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, visiting this city today, to stick to the right direction in talks with Palestine to achieve peaceful coexistence. 'Faces of Haiti' Arrive in Chinese Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10633&SEO=faces-of-haiti-arrive-in-chinese-capital By Damy Vales Bolivian Detainees Remain in Chile amid Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10631&SEO=bolivian-detainees-remain-in-chile-amid-tensions Santiago de Chile, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Guarantee Court of Pozo Almonte, Chile, located 1,810 kilometers from this capital, extended until Wednesday the arrest of two military personnel and seven officials of the National Customs of Bolivia. Ocean Dead Zones Threaten Global Marine Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10629&SEO=ocean-dead-zones-threaten-global-marine-reefs Panama, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Dead zones of the oceans, with low concentration of oxygen, are the main threat of marine fauna including corals, a study by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) revealed today. Bolivia Files Formal Reply to Chile at The Hague amid New Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10628&SEO=bolivia-files-formal-reply-to-chile-at-the-hague-amid-new-tensions La Paz, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia filed in today at the International Court of Justice in The Hague its reply to Chile in the case over its claim to have a sea outlet, in an environment warmed by the kidnapping of nine citizens of this country, at the hands of Chilean Carabiniers. Future of Renewable Energy to be Discussed in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10626&SEO=future-of-renewable-energy-to-be-discussed-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Saving of Energy and Energy Education (CIER 2017) will examine in this capital the efficiency in the use of those and new sources, informed today organizers of the event. 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. WHO: Co-infection of Tuberculosis and HIV in Europe Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10623&SEO=who-co-infection-of-tuberculosis-and-hiv-in-europe-increases Copenhagen, March 21 (Prensa Latina) A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office released today indicates that tuberculosis co-infection and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) increased in Europe by 40 percent. Buenos Aires Gets Ready for 2017 Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10621&SEO=buenos-aires-gets-ready-for-2017-book-fair Buenos Aires, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) South African Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee, Spanish Carlos Ruiz Zafon and North American John Katzenbach are among the guests to the International Book Fair of Buenos Aires in April. Nine Countries to Dispute Pan American Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10620&SEO=nine-countries-to-dispute-pan-american-cup Monterrey, Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Teams from nine countries of America, will dispute the under 19 Pan American Cup of Volleyball, a competition that grants three places for the World Championship of the category in Bahrein. Syrian President Debates with Russian-European Delegation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10618&SEO=syrian-president-debates-with-russian-european-delegation 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Damascus, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Syria will hold its commitment to fighting terrorism, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a meeting with Russian-European Parliamentary delegation. UN Iterates Alarm after Escalation of Combats in Libya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10615&SEO=un-iterates-alarm-after-escalation-of-combats-in-libya 20 de marzo de 2017, 17:33United Nations, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Te United Nations (UN) expressed today to be alarmed, due to the escalation of combats in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, and other cities in that country, specially because then impact of the confrontations on the civil population. International Storytelling Festival in Cuba Reveres Local Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10613&SEO=international-storytelling-festival-in-cuba-reveres-local-folklore 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:53Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Storytellers from 12 countries opened today in Cuba the International Storytelling Festival, with a ceremony in which the participants crossed Havana bay to honor its spiritual patron saint, the Virgin of Regla. Tabaré Vázquez Discards Internal Disputes Affect his Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10612&SEO=tabare-vazquez-discards-internal-disputes-affect-his-government 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:47Montevideo, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez discarded today that public disputes among officials of the Frente Amplio (FA) were affecting his government, while saying he felt enormously sad and ashamed for those events. Cuban President Voiced Solidarity with Peru for Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10606&SEO=cuban-president-voiced-solidarity-with-peru-for-disasters 20 de marzo de 2017, 15:40Lima, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz offered his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski his heartfelt condolences for the human and material damages. FBI and NSA Denied Alleged Russian Cyberattacks to Change US Votes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10605&SEO=fbi-and-nsa-denied-alleged-russian-cyberattacks-to-change-us-votes 20 de marzo de 2017, 15:19Washington, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US National Security Agency (NSA) denied that alleged Russian cyberattacks brought about voting changes in last November''s election. Bolivia Demands Chile the Release of Nine Kidnapped People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10604&SEO=bolivia-demands-chile-the-release-of-nine-kidnapped-people 20 de marzo de 2017, 14:26La Paz, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia today strongly rejected the kidnapping of nine people, at the hands of Chilean carabineros, and demanded their immediate release. Dark Cuban Rums and their Emblematic Factory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10602&SEO=dark-cuban-rums-and-their-emblematic-factory 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:44By Roberto F. Campos Chile Looks at Africa for Trade and Investments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10601&SEO=chile-looks-at-africa-for-trade-and-investments Santiago de Chile, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile has taken action in recent months to strengthen its ties with Africa, with emphasis on trade and investment, a strategy highlighted today by the economic leadership of the Foreign Ministry. Bolivia Summons Chilean Consul after Kidnapping of Nine Bolivians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10599&SEO=bolivia-summons-chilean-consul-after-kidnapping-of-nine-bolivians 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:12La Paz, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government today convened the Chilean consul in La Paz, Manuel Hinojosa, after the kidnapping of nine Bolivian military and customs officers by the Chilean police who trespassed into national territory. Talking about Solution Schemes for Syria Is Considered Premature http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10598&SEO=talking-about-solution-schemes-for-syria-is-considered-premature 20 de marzo de 2017, 11:53Moscow, March 20 (Prensa Latina) It is premature at the moment to talk about concrete formulas for a solution to the conflict in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said today in commenting on statements by deputy Leonid Slutski. Russia Highlights Progress in Defense Relations with Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10597&SEO=russia-highlights-progress-in-defense-relations-with-japan Moscow, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu verified the positive running of military cooperation with Japan, despite well-known differences, in the framework of a meeting in the two plus two format, pointed out today the TV in this capital. Trump Describes as False News Alleged Ties with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10595&SEO=trump-describes-as-false-news-alleged-ties-with-russia Washington, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump has referred today to the alleged ties of his campaign team with Russia as a false news and everyone knows, he said. Ukraine Sanctions Foreign Politicians for Visiting Crimea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10594&SEO=ukraine-sanctions-foreign-politicians-for-visiting-crimea Kiev, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Ukraine imposed sanctions today against a group of 20 European, Latin American, Ukrainian and post-Soviet politicians who visit Crimea these days to get to know their realities. After 40 Days on Strike, Stagnant Dialogue in Chilean Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10593&SEO=after-40-days-on-strike-stagnant-dialogue-in-chilean-mining Santiago de Chile, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) After 40 days on strike and slight hope of an agreement between workers and patrons, the panorama of the Escondida mine in Chile, the biggest copper producer in the world, again fell in a standstill. 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. Cuba Hosts International Agricultural Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10586&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-agricultural-fair Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, has begun its official program here today with the participation of exhibitors from some 16 countries, to promote business and promote other activities associated with this event. 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. Validity of 100 Bolivares Bill Gives Confidence to Venezuelans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10584&SEO=validity-of-100-bolivares-bill-gives-confidence-to-venezuelans Caracas, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The extension of life to the 100 bolivars bill by a new decree of President Nicolás Maduro generates confidence in the population and banishes despair for its change in banking institutions. Cuban Institutions and IAEA Review Bilateral Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10582&SEO=cuban-institutions-and-iaea-review-bilateral-cooperation Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Dazhu Yang, Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will visit the Agency of Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies (AENTA), as part of his official visit to Cuba. Islamic Regret UN report withdrawal on Israel Apartheid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10568&SEO=islamic-regret-un-report-withdrawal-on-israel-apartheid Riyadh, March 19 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) deeply regretted that the UN decided to withdraw a report which - objectively - accounted for the reality of Israeli-taken policies of occupation, oppression, settlements and apartheid against Palestine-born people. USA and China to Further Strengthen Two-Way Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10567&SEO=usa-and-china-to-further-strengthen-two-way-ties Beijing, March 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson agreed to establish a booming cooperation relationship for both nations. 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. 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. Cuba Attends Paris Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10559&SEO=cuba-attends-paris-tourism-fair 18 de marzo de 2017, 10:46Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, as a guest country, is participating on Saturday in the World Tourism Day in Paris, which will give greater visibility to the tourist options from the Caribbean nation. Iranian Capital to Host Upcoming Peace Talks on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10553&SEO=iranian-capital-to-host-upcoming-peace-talks-on-syria 18 de marzo de 2017, 04:21Tehran, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from Iran, Russia and Turkey, main participants in the Astana talks to find a peaceful settlement in Syria, will meet again in this capital on April 18th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today. Special Olympiad: Cuba to Seek the Gold on Floor Hockey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10552&SEO=special-olympiad-cuba-to-seek-the-gold-on-floor-hockey Vienna, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban male team of floor hockey -also called ''roller skate hockey'' or ''roller hockey''- will try to repeat the win of the gold medal got in Japan in 2005 at the World Winter Special Olympiad Games. More than 250,000 People Displaced by Combats in Mosul, Says UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10548&SEO=more-than-250000-people-displaced-by-combats-in-mosul-says-un 17 de marzo de 2017, 18:17United Nations, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) estimated today at about 250,000 the number of people displaced from the Iraqi city of Mosul, from the beginning of the military operations in October to expell the Islamic State (IS) from that locality. UN Regional Official Resigns after Pressure for Criticizing Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10547&SEO=un-regional-official-resigns-after-pressure-for-criticizing-israel 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:54Beirut, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) UN Undersecretary-General Rima Khalaf announced today her resignation from her post, after being put under pressure to take back a report that accused Israel of imposing an ''apartheid regime'' on Palestinians. Trump Reiterates US Support To NATO in Meeting with Merkel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10543&SEO=trump-reiterates-us-support-to-nato-in-meeting-with-merkel 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:07Washington, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump reiterated his country''s support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Cristina Fernandez Calls for Clarifying News on Arrest Request http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10541&SEO=cristina-fernandez-calls-for-clarifying-news-on-arrest-request 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:04Buenos Aires, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentine former President Cristina Fernandez sent current President Mauricio Macri a letter in which she claims to publicly rectify information published on El Clarín newspaper, and some Spanish businessmen ask for arresting her. Bolivian Deputies Support Pro-Sea Outlet Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10538&SEO=bolivian-deputies-support-pro-sea-outlet-campaign 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:38La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) With the approval of a document establishing March 21 as memorable date for the history of Bolivia, the Chamber of Deputies supported today the nationwide media campaign in favor of a sea outlet. Cuban Experts Study Coca Leaf Properties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10537&SEO=cuban-experts-study-coca-leaf-properties 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:22La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Bolivia, Benigno Perez, informed today that Cuban experts, at the request of the Andean government, have conducted a research to inquire into the scientific properties of the coca leaf. Bolivia Will Have Access to the Sea, Says Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10535&SEO=bolivia-will-have-access-to-the-sea-says-foreign-minister 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:36La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni is confident that his country will regain its sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean, snatched by Chile during the attack in 1879. Beefed Up Taj Mahal's Security Due to Terrorist Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10530&SEO=beefed-up-taj-mahals-security-due-to-terrorist-threats 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:17New Delhi, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Indian authorities have strengthen the security around the Taj Mahal, the nation''s most famous monument, after receiving threats from a group linked to the Islamic state, police informed. 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. Costa Rican President Talks in USA on Fight vs. Drug Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10527&SEO=costa-rican-president-talks-in-usa-on-fight-vs.-drug-trafficking Washington, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica''s President, Luis Guillermo Solis, who is concluding today a five-day working visit to the United States, talked with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly, about the fight against drug trafficking. 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. Four other Israeli Spy Planes Fly over Lebanon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10524&SEO=four-other-israeli-spy-planes-fly-over-lebanon Beirut, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese Army complained that four Israeli military aircrafts overflew the Abbasieh region at low altitude on Friday, in the most recent episode of violation of national sovereignty by the Zionist state. 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. OAS Will Fail in its Attack against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10521&SEO=oas-will-fail-in-its-attack-against-venezuela Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan former Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Charderton, said today that OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, will fail to impose the Democratic Charter on this South American nation. Syria Shoots Down Israeli War Plane that Violated Airspace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10517&SEO=syria-shoots-down-israeli-war-plane-that-violated-airspace Damascus, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of Syria''s Army and Armed Forces announced today that one of four Israeli fighter planes that violated this country''s airspace over the central province of Homs was shot down. Peace in Colombia Will Take a Long Way, Expert Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10516&SEO=peace-in-colombia-will-take-a-long-way-expert-says Bogota, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle believes that implementing the peace agreements signed with the FARC-EP will be a long way due to the complexity of the reincorporation phase, Caracol Radio reported today. Bolivia Rejects OAS Report on Venezuelan Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10515&SEO=bolivia-rejects-oas-report-on-venezuelan-government La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Movement of Friendship with Venezuela has described today as illegitimate and disrespectful the report on the Venezuelan Government presented by Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. China's Direct Foreign Investment Up 9.2% in February http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10514&SEO=chinas-direct-foreign-investment-up-9.2-in-february Beijing, (Prensa Latina) China''s foreign direct investment (FDI) has risen 9.2% year on year to 58.6 billion yuan ($850 million USD) in February 2017, the Ministry of Commerce said today. Delegation of World Association of Chefs Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10512&SEO=delegation-of-world-association-of-chefs-visits-cuba Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) will visit Cuba next April to exchange with tourism and trade authorities, officials said. Storytellers from 12 Countries to Attend Cuban Int´l Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10511&SEO=storytellers-from-12-countries-to-attend-cuban-intal-festival Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Festival of Storytelling, March 20th to 26th, will be attended by storytellers from 12 countries, said today the organizing committee of the event. Cuban Athletes Get Ready for Pan American Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10509&SEO=cuban-athletes-get-ready-for-pan-american-championship Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban junior World Championship medalist Maria Viera and another 7 Cuban racketball players are reinforcing their training in Cuba, to get ready to compete at the Pan American Championship in Costa Rica, from April 8 to 15. Cuban Leadership in Disabled People Care Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10506&SEO=cuban-leadership-in-disabled-people-care-highlighted 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:45Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Latin American Net for Organizations for Disabled People and their Families (RIADIS), Ana Lucia Arellano, stated Thursday that Cuba is working for the empowering and welfare of disabled people. Cuban Presence at the Paris Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10505&SEO=cuban-presence-at-the-paris-tourism-fair 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:43By Luisa María González Colombian Politicians Praise Cuba´s Support in Post Conflict Stage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10503&SEO=colombian-politicians-praise-cubaas-support-in-post-conflict-stage 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:30Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer and former congresswoman Piedad Cordoba praised Cuba´s support for the Government and the FARC-EP, offering 1,000 scholarships to study medicine during the five coming years. Bolivian Deputy President Highlights Significance of Nationalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10502&SEO=bolivian-deputy-president-highlights-significance-of-nationalization 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:16La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian deputy President Alvaro Garcia Linera said today that the nationalization of the electricity company by the Government provides the population with a better service. COPPAL Questions Almagro Position http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10498&SEO=coppal-questions-almagro-position 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:32Santo Domingo, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPPPAL) questioned today the attitude of the OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro in relation with Venezuela. UN: Cuba Shares Achievements and Experiences in Women's Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10495&SEO=un-cuba-shares-achievements-and-experiences-in-womens-progress 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:02United Nations, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s UN permanent representative, Anayansi Rodríguez, spoke today of the island''s achievements and experiences on women empowering, in the continuation here of the Commission for Legal and Social Condition of Women. Bolivia Protest Chile's Action against its Consulate in Antofagasta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10494&SEO=bolivia-protest-chiles-action-against-its-consulate-in-antofagasta 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:43La Paz, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia presented today a protest against Chile after the police demanded its consulate in Antofagasta to remove patriotic symbols placed on its property. Cuba Calls in UN for Women's Access to Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10493&SEO=cuba-calls-in-un-for-womens-access-to-education 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:39United Nations, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba championed in the United Nations the women´s access to quality education as a key tool for their empowerment. Haiti Has Prime Minister Lafontant Confirmed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10492&SEO=haiti-has-prime-minister-lafontant-confirmed 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:29Port-au-Prince, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) After a night marathon of 12 hours of discussions, the Haitian Senate finally confirmed today Jack Gy Lafontant as Prime Minister of the Government of President Jovenel Moise. Military Cooperation with Angola Stable, South African General Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10491&SEO=military-cooperation-with-angola-stable-south-african-general-says 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:02Luanda, March 16 (Prensa Latina) The head of the South African National Defense Force (SANDF), Gen. Solly Zacarías Shoke, described the military cooperation with Angola as stable. Canada Issues New Drone Restrictions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10490&SEO=canada-issues-new-drone-restrictions 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:00Ottawa, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced new restrictions on the use of unmammned air vehicles or drones, forbidding their use at less than 9 kilometers from airports and in places where there are a lot of people. Russia Denies Any Involvement with Cyber Attack to Yahoo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10489&SEO=russia-denies-any-involvement-with-cyber-attack-to-yahoo 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:47Moscow, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Russia has rejected today the existence of any link between the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the cyber attacks against Yahoo or any other US server. Malaria Has Not Expanded in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10488&SEO=malaria-has-not-expanded-in-south-africa 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:44Pretoria, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Malaria cases that have been reported in parts of the country''s northern provinces do not represent an expansion in the malaria transmission areas in South Africa, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) have asserted. Iran Brands Israel as the World's Biggest Nuclear Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10487&SEO=iran-brands-israel-as-the-worlds-biggest-nuclear-threat 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:12Beirut, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif branded today Israel as the biggest nuclear threat to the Middle East and the world and denounced that with Saudi Arabia it tried to prevent the atomic agreement of 2015. Putin Calls for International Effort against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10486&SEO=putin-calls-for-international-effort-against-terrorism 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:07Moscow, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has advocated today for an international effort against terrorism and rejected some attempts to destabilize a world order based on respect for international law, sovereignty and diversity of the nations. Union for Peace Founded in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10485&SEO=union-for-peace-founded-in-colombia 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:04Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Colombian politicians, artists, businessmen and academicians have founded Union for Peace, an initiative aimed at promoting the implementation of the agreement between the Government and the FARC-EP. Peru Readies Armed Forces to Deal with Rain Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10484&SEO=peru-readies-armed-forces-to-deal-with-rain-emergency 16 de marzo de 2017, 13:54Lima, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Peru''s Armed Forces and Police are on alert today to help the population on emergency tasks due to floods and landslides caused by torrential rains that affect several regions of this Andean country. Trump Cuts Environment Funds to Increase Defense Expending http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10483&SEO=trump-cuts-environment-funds-to-increase-defense-expending 16 de marzo de 2017, 13:29Washington, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) In its first budget proposal, of 1.1 trillion dollars, the Trump Administration is cutting funds for environmental protection and other programs to augment appropriations to Defense. Bioceanic Corridor to Develop Railway Industry in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10482&SEO=bioceanic-corridor-to-develop-railway-industry-in-bolivia 16 de marzo de 2017, 13:24La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The construction of a bioceanic rail corridor to link the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans across South America will help develop the railway industry in Bolivia, Public Works Minister Milton Claros said today. Lack of Rainfall Worsens Drought in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10481&SEO=lack-of-rainfall-worsens-drought-in-cuba 16 de marzo de 2017, 12:56Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban dams accumulates about 42 percent of their total capacity, a situation that tends to worsen due to lack of rainfall, the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH) has warned. Rarefied Climate in Summit of Western Balkans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10480&SEO=rarefied-climate-in-summit-of-western-balkans 16 de marzo de 2017, 11:55By Roberto Molina Hernández 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. Viña del Mar Opens to Free Trade in the Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10478&SEO=vina-del-mar-opens-to-free-trade-in-the-pacific By Fausto Triana Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Names may vary, but the will to find ways leading to free trade and against protectionism dominated the venue of the Pacific in this city, with 14 convinced actors and the United States in doubt. 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 Begins Celebration for 50th Anniversary of Cuban Nephrology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10475&SEO=cuba-begins-celebration-for-50th-anniversary-of-cuban-nephrology Havana, (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Nephrology Institute (INEF) is celebrating from today to Saturday, March 18th, its 50th anniversary, with workshops and refresher courses for professionals of this medical specialty. Russia to Defend its Boycotted Banks in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10471&SEO=russia-to-defend-its-boycotted-banks-in-ukraine Moscow, March 16 (Prensa Latina) We will defend our banking institutions by all means in the face of the violation of international law committed in Ukraine with the boycott of Sberbank subsidiaries, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov. 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. Cuba Debates on Rights of People with Disability in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10469&SEO=cuba-debates-on-rights-of-people-with-disability-in-latin-america Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS) is discussing today the rights of these people in the region and the world. 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). Attractive Eastern Cuban City to be Venue of FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10467&SEO=attractive-eastern-cuban-city-to-be-venue-of-fitcuba-2017 Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Holguin, Cuban attractive Eastern city will be venue to the 37th International Fair of Tourism, FITCuba with well-kept hotels and natural and urban significant landscapes, highlighted sources of the sector. Cuba Makes Strides on Cancer Treatment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10464&SEO=cuba-makes-strides-on-cancer-treatment Havana, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) New cases of cancer, the second cause of death in Cuba, continue to rise, although the disease''s mortality rates are beginning to stabilize somewhat, the Head of Cancer Control Program, Teresa Romero, told Prensa Latina. Swaziland to Host Southern Africa Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10463&SEO=swaziland-to-host-southern-africa-summit Pretoria, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s - President Jacob Zuma will on Friday undertake a working visit to the Kingdom of Swaziland to attend the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government. Food Insecurity Threatens 17 Million of Yemeni People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10455&SEO=food-insecurity-threatens-17-million-of-yemeni-people 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:10United Nations, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) UN agencies and its humanitarian affiliates warned today that 17 million people in Yemen were threatened by a severe food insecurity. Pacific Pretends to Revolutionize Trade in Chilean Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10451&SEO=pacific-pretends-to-revolutionize-trade-in-chilean-meeting 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:01By Fausto Triana Immigration Officials Denies Lilian Tintori´s Entry into Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10448&SEO=immigration-officials-denies-lilian-tintorias-entry-into-ecuador 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:26Quito, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian immigration officials prevented Venezuelan Lilian Tintori from entering into Ecuador by using a tourist passport. She accepted her plan on proselytizing in favor of the opposition candidate for the presidency. Colombia Creates Solidarity Parliamentary Group with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10447&SEO=colombia-creates-solidarity-parliamentary-group-with-cuba 15 de marzo de 2017, 16:50Bogota, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Chamber of Representatives (Chamber of Deputies) created a parliamentary group called Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba, with the presence of the vicepresident of the Colombian legislative institution, Miguel Angel Pinto, and the Cuban Ambassador to Bogota, Jose luis Ponce. Guatemalan President Seeks Immunity from Fire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10446&SEO=guatemalan-president-seeks-immunity-from-fire 15 de marzo de 2017, 16:03Guatemala, March 15 (Prensa Latina) The Dignity Convergence Group confirmed has today filed a legal complaint to withdraw the immunity of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales for torture, extrajudicial execution, abuse of authority and breach of duties. Cuba for Empowering of Disabled People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10445&SEO=cuba-for-empowering-of-disabled-people 15 de marzo de 2017, 15:51Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Organizations and experts in the topic of the rights of the people with physical or mental disability defended here the need of empowering this population group in the world. Thousand Brazilians to Protest Against Michel Temer Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10444&SEO=thousand-brazilians-to-protest-against-michel-temer-reforms 15 de marzo de 2017, 15:36Brasilia, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets today to protest against the President Michel Temer´s labor and social security reforms. Most Swedish Express Rejection towards Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10442&SEO=most-swedish-express-rejection-towards-donald-trump Stockholm, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The 80 percent of Swedish citizens, expresses their rejection towards US President Donald Trump, according to a survey published by radio station Swedish Radio Wednesday. OAS Secretary Charged with Leading Venezuela's Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10440&SEO=oas-secretary-charged-with-leading-venezuelas-right Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister, has accused the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro of leading the most extremist sectors of the Venezuelan right-wing to hamper the democratic stability of Venezuela. Bolivia to Request Int'l Court of Justice to Send Observers to Silala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10438&SEO=bolivia-to-request-intl-court-of-justice-to-send-observers-to-silala La Paz, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is planning today to request the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in the Hague, to send experts to the Silala springs, originated in its territory and the scene of a dispute with Chile. Mexico Calls for Free Trade in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10436&SEO=mexico-calls-for-free-trade-in-vina-del-mar Viña del Mar, Chile, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico tacitly acknowledged today at a meeting in Viña del Mar, Chile, that measures being applied by the US new administration is forcing it to look towards Asia and the Pacific for new markets and trade. Bolivia Assumes Presidency of CAF Board http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10435&SEO=bolivia-assumes-presidency-of-caf-board La Paz, March 15 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Economy and Public Finance of Bolivia, Luis Arce, will serve for a year as President of the Board of Directors of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) of the Development Bank for Latin America, the Government has reported today. Right-Wing Dutch Leader Insists on Referendum vs. EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10434&SEO=right-wing-dutch-leader-insists-on-referendum-vs.-eu The Hague, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Right-wing Dutch leader, Geert Wilders, has declared today after voting in the legislative elections that if he wins, he will promote a referendum for his country to leave the European Union (EU), similar to the British Brexit. President Santos' Campaign Money Questioned http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10433&SEO=president-santos-campaign-money-questioned Bogotá, March 15 (Prensa Latina) The coordinator of Veedurías sin Fronteras (Observers without Borders), Pablo Bustos, asked the Colombian prosecutor''s office to sanction those involved in irregular publicity financing during the Santos Presidente 2010 campaign, BluRadio confirmed today. Iraqi Prime Minister Considers Imminent End of Battle for Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10430&SEO=iraqi-prime-minister-considers-imminent-end-of-battle-for-mosul Baghdad, March 15 (Prensa Latina) i said that the operation to free Mosul was in ''its last stage,'' while government troops tighten today the siege of Islamic State (IS) terrorists in that city. Pakistan Begins its First Census in 19 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10429&SEO=pakistan-begins-its-first-census-in-19-years Islamabad, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani government began today its sixth national census, the first in 19 years, with the aim of updating the population database and its main features. 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.'' Latin Americans Claim in Cuba Empowerment of People with Disabilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10426&SEO=latin-americans-claim-in-cuba-empowerment-of-people-with-disabilities Havana, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of People with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), taking place here today, claim the empowerment of this population segment into society. 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.'' France: Accord for Restoration of Cuban Arch of Triumph Signed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10424&SEO=france-accord-for-restoration-of-cuban-arch-of-triumph-signed Paris, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cooperation association (CubaCop) and the UFM-CGT trade union have signed an agreement in France for the restoration of the Arch of Triumph of the city of Cienfuegos, located in the central region of the Caribbean country, diplomatic sources said today. Mexico Foresees New Asia-Pacific Trade Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10420&SEO=mexico-foresees-new-asia-pacific-trade-opportunities Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Mexico said today to expect new trade opportunities for the Asia-Pacific countries, in the first day of a top-level meeting in this city. 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. Brasilian Former President Lula Denounces Being Victim of Massacre http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10417&SEO=brasilian-former-president-lula-denounces-being-victim-of-massacre Brasilia, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva denounced today that he was a victim of a (judicial) massacre and denied any participation in a supposed attempt of hindering the investigations in the anti-corruption operation Lava Jato. Bolivian Vicepresident Highlights Solidarity with Sea Demand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10416&SEO=bolivian-vicepresident-highlights-solidarity-with-sea-demand La Paz, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vicepresident Alvaro Garcia Linera assured Tuesday that the solidarity and the rules of international justice constitute the best ways to recuperate the Bolivian sovereign exit to open sea to the Pacific Ocean. 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. Carlos Marti Grateful for Performance of Cuban Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10413&SEO=carlos-marti-grateful-for-performance-of-cuban-players Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Despite being defeated 8-5 Cuban baseball team manager to the 4th World Baseball Classic Carlos Marti was grateful for the performance of his players during the match against Japan early Tuesday morning (early evening in Asia) and was sorry for the the error that defined the match in favor of the Japanese team. 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. Cuba and Finland Sign Agreement on Aeronautical Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10410&SEO=cuba-and-finland-sign-agreement-on-aeronautical-services Havana, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Cuba and Finland signed an agreement on Air Services today to grant permits and rights to Finnish airlines, which will increase the arrival of European visitors to the island. 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. Panama's Expanded Canal Increases Traffic, Recovers Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10407&SEO=panamas-expanded-canal-increases-traffic-recovers-market Panama, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Nearly a thousand neopanamax ships have been traveling through the extension of the Panama Canal since its opening on June last year until today, reported the administrator of the inter-oceanic way, Jorge Luis Quijano. 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 USA Criticizes Attempt to Separate Undocumented Parents, Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10402&SEO=usa-criticizes-attempt-to-separate-undocumented-parents-children Washington, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) About 25 US Democrats Congressmen rejected today the proposal analyzed by the Department of Homeland Security to separate children and parents when they are detained for migrating without documents. Conflict in Syria, the Worst Human Tragedy in Decades http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10401&SEO=conflict-in-syria-the-worst-human-tragedy-in-decades United Nations, March 14 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad al-Hussein described today the conflict in Syria as the worst man-made disaster since World War II (1939-1945). At an event at United Nations headquarters in Geneva, the official accused the warring parties of serious human rights violations and called for an end to them. Ultranationalists Block Banks and Gov't Agencies in Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10399&SEO=ultranationalists-block-banks-and-govt-agencies-in-ukraine Kiev, March 14 (Prensa Latina)Ultranationalist groups blocked today access to the branch of the Russian bank Sberbank in the capital, while they occupied the administrative building in the western region of Volinsk. Russia Warns on New Accusation of Interference in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10398&SEO=russia-warns-on-new-accusation-of-interference-in-usa Moscow, March 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia has warned today of a new attempt to blame this country with an alleged intrusion into the US electoral and political process with the release of a CNN report on President Vladimir Putin. Japan Warns against Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10397&SEO=japan-warns-against-protectionism Tokyo, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Finance Minister, Taro Aso, has expressed his concern today over protectionism and stated that the world economy should be kept open. Zimbabwe with Highest Teenage Fertility Rates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10396&SEO=zimbabwe-with-highest-teenage-fertility-rates 14 de marzo de 2017, 08:51Harare, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Zimbabwe currently has the highest teenage fertility rate in the sub-Saharan Africa, according to a national study. 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. Pressure on Justice for Fire Victims Increases in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10394&SEO=pressure-on-justice-for-fire-victims-increases-in-guatemala Guatemala, March 14 (Prensa Latina) International pressure on justice for girls victims of the fire in the state-run home Virgen de la Asunción is growing today, while protests demanding President Jimmy Morales''s resignation continue in Guatemala. 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. Nine Countries to take Part in Giraldilla Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10389&SEO=nine-countries-to-take-part-in-giraldilla-tournament Havana, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Badminton Federation confirmed the participation of 9 countries to the 18th International Giraldilla Tournament, from March 23 to 26 in this capital. Afghanistan with more than 26,000 Displaced in Three Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10383&SEO=afghanistan-with-more-than-26000-displaced-in-three-months 13 de marzo de 2017, 17:38Kabul, Mar 13 (PL) The war in Afghanistan forced 26,089 people to flee from their homes since the war began in 2017 and is expected that the pace of internal displacement increases, said today a report from the UN. UN Reports 69,000 People Displaced by Combats in East of Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10379&SEO=un-reports-69000-people-displaced-by-combats-in-east-of-mosul 13 de marzo de 2017, 16:54United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 69,000 people left their homes in the eastern side of Mosul, as a result of the offensive by the Iraqi Army and its allies to expel the Islamic state (IS), the United Nations said today. G-77 Supports Women Victims of Poverty and Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10378&SEO=g-77-supports-women-victims-of-poverty-and-violence 13 de marzo de 2017, 16:31United Nations, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Group of 77 + China backed up women stricken by poverty, violence and inequality, at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). 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. Four New Cases of Avian Flu in the Eastern Province of China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10370&SEO=four-new-cases-of-avian-flu-in-the-eastern-province-of-china Beijing, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Four new cases of the H7N9 avian flu strain in humans, including one deceased, were reported Monday in eastern China''s Jiangxi province. Peaceful Agreement Reached in Syria Homs City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10369&SEO=peaceful-agreement-reached-in-syria-homs-city Damascus, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the Syrian province of Homs, Talal Barazi, announced today that an agreement was reached to complete a third phase of reconciliation in the Al Waer neighborhood in the provincial capital. Russia, Cuba Analyzed Increasing Public Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10368&SEO=russia-cuba-analyzed-increasing-public-health-cooperation Moscow, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister of Public Health Marcia Cobas discussed cooperation in this area, including the introduction of Heberprot P in the country, with the Russian interim minister of that branch, Dimitri Kostennikov, diplomatic sources reported today. Britain Rejects Second Independence Referendum in Scotland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10367&SEO=britain-rejects-second-independence-referendum-in-scotland London, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The British government rejected today a new referendum on independence in Scotland, considering that it would cause division and great economic uncertainty in the country. Mexico Repatriates 49 Cubans in Irregular Migratory Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10365&SEO=mexico-repatriates-49-cubans-in-irregular-migratory-situation 13 de marzo de 2017, 13:15Mexico, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican National Migration Institute (INM) reported that it had repatriated today 49 Cuban citizens that were in an irregular situation in the country. Berlin Airport Strikes Leads to 660 Flights Being Canceled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10364&SEO=berlin-airport-strikes-leads-to-660-flights-being-canceled Berlín, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Strikes at Berlin''s two airports, Berlín-Tegel and Berlín-Schönefeld caused 660 flights to be canceled today National Security on Agenda for Aussie Attorney-General on U.S. Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10363&SEO=national-security-on-agenda-for-aussie-attorney-general-on-u.s.-visit Canberra,March 13 (Prensa Latina) Australia''s Attorney-General George Brandis will discuss key aspects of national security cooperation when he meets with counterparts in the United States this week. US Nobel of Chemistry 2003 Joins the Academy of Sciences of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10362&SEO=us-nobel-of-chemistry-2003-joins-the-academy-of-sciences-of-cuba Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) US biologist and academic Peter Agre, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003, joined the corresponding member list of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC), local media reported today. 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. French Justice starts Trial Against Carlos the Jackal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10360&SEO=french-justice-starts-trial-against-carlos-the-jackal París, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) French justice started today the trtial against Venezuelan Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, known as Carlos the Jackal, accused of being the author of an attack in Paris on 1974 that left two dead persons. French Ultraright Denies Negative Impact of Abandoning Euro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10359&SEO=french-ultraright-denies-negative-impact-of-abandoning-euro París, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The ultraright electoral candidate Marine Le Pen denied today the negative consequences of an eventual withdrawal of France from the Eurozone, when alerts grow worldwide on that possibility. Cubans with High Cognitive Level Have Lower Alzheimer's Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10358&SEO=cubans-with-high-cognitive-level-have-lower-alzheimers-risk Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Older Cuban adults with a pre-university level have 30 percent less risk from suffering Alzheimer''s disease, according to a study of more than 3,000 people, led by local specialists since 2003,local press publishes today. People with Disabilities Attend International Conference in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10357&SEO=people-with-disabilities-attend-international-conference-in-cuba Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 20 nations will attend as of tomorrow the 6th Conference of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), hosted for the first time by Cuba. Fights Against Terrorists Near the Syrian Capital Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10356&SEO=fights-against-terrorists-near-the-syrian-capital-continues Damascus, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army has fought violent clashes against the terrorist groups of the former Al-Nousra Front in the Qaboun area, less than five kilometers east of Damascus, military sources said today. The Netherlands Warns its Citizens About Travel to Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10355&SEO=the-netherlands-warns-its-citizens-about-travel-to-turkey Ankara, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued an alert today for citizens in Turkey to take security precautions. Bolivia is an Economic Phenomenon, Deputy Minister Endara Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10354&SEO=bolivia-is-an-economic-phenomenon-deputy-minister-endara-says La Paz, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is an economic phenomenon of worldwide reference for its growth and stability, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Integration of the South American nation, Clarems Endara. Scotland to Propose New Referendum on Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10353&SEO=scotland-to-propose-new-referendum-on-independence London, March 13 (Prensa Latina) First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon announced today that she will promote legislation to hold a new referendum on Scotland''s. independence between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019. Gran Hotel Manzana La Habana Shows a Long History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10352&SEO=gran-hotel-manzana-la-habana-shows-a-long-history Havana, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, which will opened this month, according to official announcements, is showing today a long history linked to the trade and development of the Cuban capital. 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. UNICEF ​​Denounces Impact of Conflict on Syrian Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10344&SEO=unicef-aadenounces-impact-of-conflict-on-syrian-children United Nations, March 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian conflict left an unprecedented impact on children, in the sixth year of hostilities, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) said today. 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. UN Condemns Lethal Double Terrorist Attack in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10338&SEO=un-condemns-lethal-double-terrorist-attack-in-damascus United Nations, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, condemned a double terrorist attack that killed nearly 50 unarmed civilians in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday. Modi reinforces his Image in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10337&SEO=modi-reinforces-his-image-in-india By Roberto Castellanos Fernandez New Delhi, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The electoral marathon in five Indian states had a clear winner, Prime MinisteNarendra Modi who came out strengthened for the general elections of 2019 and consolidated his position as main figure of national politics. 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. France Appeals for Calm given Tensions between Turkey and EU Countrie http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10334&SEO=france-appeals-for-calm-given-tensions-between-turkey-and-eu-countrie Paris, March 12 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault appealed for calm and responsibility given the tensions prevailing between Turkey and some countries of the European Union (EU). UN Warns of Humanitarian Impact of Israeli Colonization in Palestine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10333&SEO=un-warns-of-humanitarian-impact-of-israeli-colonization-in-palestine United Nations,Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The establishment and expansion of Israeli settlements are a source of vulnerability in the Palestinian population, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. Cuba Celebrates International Day of Glaucoma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10332&SEO=cuba-celebrates-international-day-of-glaucoma Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) Seeking to raise awareness on progressive eye diseases and the importance of an early detection, Cuban health institutions celebrate today the International Day of Glaucoma, second cause for blindness. 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. U.S. Congress Asks Trump for Evidence of Wire Tapping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10329&SEO=u.s.-congress-asks-trump-for-evidence-of-wire-tapping Washington, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The Intelligence Committee of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress asked Donald Trump''s administration to present evidence of alleged telephone tapping during the election campaign, published today local media. 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. Unesco Highlights Qatar's Effort to Preserve World Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10323&SEO=unesco-highlights-qatars-effort-to-preserve-world-heritage Doha, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bukova today highlighted Qatar''s efforts to preserve the world heritage by supporting the organization''s initiatives in areas exposed to natural disasters or wars. Drum Festival Tributes Cuban Rumba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10322&SEO=drum-festival-tributes-cuban-rumba Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to great performers of the Cuban rumba, intangible heritage of humanity, the 16th International Drum Festival, Guillermo Barreto in Memoriam concludes today. Cuba Expanding Maritime Leisure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10321&SEO=cuba-expanding-maritime-leisure Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) An ever increasing number of visitors from all over the world are attracted to Cuba‘s pristine marine environment for excursions, diving, fishing and other marine related activities, and the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) is working to meet the increasing demand. Cuba Faced With Worst Drought in 115 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10320&SEO=cuba-faced-with-worst-drought-in-115-years Havana, Mar 12 (Prensa Latina) The negative impact of a severe drought Cuba is undergoing not only affects animal and human water consumption but is now directly affecting food security. Mass Grave with Hundreds of IS-Executed People Found in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10319&SEO=mass-grave-with-hundreds-of-is-executed-people-found-in-iraq 11 de marzo de 2017, 15:39Baghdad, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Shiite militia members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (People''s Mobilization) reported today the find, near Mosul, of a mass grave with the remains of people killed by the Islamic State (IS). Chile Leads SouthAm Under-17 Soccer Worldl Qualifier http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10317&SEO=chile-leads-southam-under-17-soccer-worldl-qualifier Santiago de Chile, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile is leading the South American Under-17 Football Championship, just a step ahead of the Soccer World Championship in India this year, after beating Colombia 1-0, while Brazil, the runner-up, crushed Venezuela 4-0. 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. Bolivian President Praises His Country's Anti-Drug Battle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10315&SEO=bolivian-president-praises-his-countrys-anti-drug-battle 11 de marzo de 2017, 13:29La Paz, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stated today that his country''s method to fight drugs is highly valued and respected throughout the world and has been acknowledged by the United Nations and the European Union. Cuba Using Efficient Irrigation to Cope With Severe Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10314&SEO=cuba-using-efficient-irrigation-to-cope-with-severe-drought 11 de marzo de 2017, 13:27Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is increasing the use of more efficient irrigation techniques to cope with the severe drought that is affecting 70% of its territory, said Saturday an official of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH, in Spanish). Syria Seizes Turkish License-Plated Truck with Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10313&SEO=syria-seizes-turkish-license-plated-truck-with-weapons 11 de marzo de 2017, 12:26Damascus, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities reportedly intercepted today a truck Turkish license plate loaded with weapons with in the central Syrian province of Hama, around 210 kilometers from Damascus. Pesticides Cause 200,000 Deaths a Year, UN Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10312&SEO=pesticides-cause-200000-deaths-a-year-un-warns Geneva, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Countries around the world must augment controls over the use of pesticides for they are causing 200,000 deaths a year due to poisoning, UN experts have warned. 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. Spanish FM to Travel to Peru and Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10307&SEO=spanish-fm-to-travel-to-peru-and-mexico-next-week Madrid, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will start next Monday in Peru his first visit to Latin Ameriuca that will also take him to Mexico. The media highlighted today that the tour of the head of Spanish diplomacy looks to reinforce the relation with the two countries in the political and economic level. Special Route Organized on Francophony Week in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10306&SEO=special-route-organized-on-francophony-week-in-havana Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Several institutions and museums with venue in this capital and coordinated with the Hispanoamerican Center of Culture organize a spwecial routwe for the Francophony Week scheduled for March 18 to 26. Cuba to Host Havana World Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10305&SEO=cuba-to-host-havana-world-music-festival Havana, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 200 artists from a dozen countries will participate in the 4th edition of the Havana World Music Festival, starting March 23rd to 26th, organizers confirmed today. Russia Expects Definition of US Policy to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10304&SEO=russia-expects-definition-of-us-policy-to-syria 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:54Moscow, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia expects a definition of the US policy regarding the conflict in Syria, after the indecision shown by the administration of former President Barack Obama, said today the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajarova. Cuba Ratifies Commitment to Caribbean Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10303&SEO=cuba-ratifies-commitment-to-caribbean-unity 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:53Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez reaffirmed today in this capital his country''s willingness to continue supporting the integration efforts by the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). Guatemalan President Accepts Responsibility for Girls´ Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10300&SEO=guatemalan-president-accepts-responsibility-for-girlsa-death 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:50Guatemala, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales owned up to the State''s responsibility for the death of 37 girls at the Virgen de la Asuncion of San Jose Pinula state-run home where they were physically and sexually abused. Russia Rejects Accusations of Violating Arms Control Treaties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10296&SEO=russia-rejects-accusations-of-violating-arms-control-treaties 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:16Moscow, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today accusations by the United States about supposed violation of the Treaty for the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles and on the contrary, suggested that Washington fulfilled with its engagements in that reference. Correa Highlights Rejection by Students of Opoosition Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10295&SEO=correa-highlights-rejection-by-students-of-opoosition-plan 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:14Quito, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, highlighted today the rejection by students of Guayaquil to the plan of presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso, of eliminating 14 tariffs, which will reduce the budget in education and public health. Syria Denounces New Attack Staged by Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10294&SEO=syria-denounces-new-attack-staged-by-turkey 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:12Damascus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Syria denounced today the new attacks staged by Turkish troops in the eastern region of the province of Aleppo in two different letters sent to the United Nations Security Council and the General Secretariat, respectively. 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. Chile: Ministers Reiterate Support for Mexico Given US Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10292&SEO=chile-ministers-reiterate-support-for-mexico-given-us-measures 10 de marzo de 2017, 16:29Santiago de Chile, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Ministers of Finance from Colombia, Peru and Chile reiterated today their support for Mexico given the measures with economic and social impact implemented by the United States in recent days. Popular Culture and Tradition in FIL-2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10291&SEO=popular-culture-and-tradition-in-fil-2017 10 de marzo de 2017, 16:03Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The presentation of a book called ''El Decameron Cubano'' (The Cuban Decameron) about national popular culture and tradition opened the third day of the 26th edition of the International Book Fair (FIL-2017) in Matanzas. 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. Potatoes Can Grow in Mars Like Conditions, Says a New NASA Experiment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10289&SEO=potatoes-can-grow-in-mars-like-conditions-says-a-new-nasa-experiment Washington, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The NASA-backed ''Potatoes on Mars'' project just grew tubers in Mars-like conditions. Simon Yates Moves into Podium Contention at Paris-Nice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10288&SEO=simon-yates-moves-into-podium-contention-at-paris-nice París, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Simon Yates (Orica Scott) took a resounding victory on stage 6 of Paris-Nice, with 193.5 kilometers between Aubagne and Fayence, with a long-range attack that saw him claw his way pack into contention for a podium spot. Raúl Rodríguez Won the Cuban National Cinema Prize 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10287&SEO=raul-rodriguez-won-the-cuban-national-cinema-prize-2017 La Habana,March 10 (Prensa Latina) Renown photographer Raúl Rodríguez won the National Cinema Prize 2017 for his proliphic work during more than 50 years in that sector confirmed the Cuabn Institute of Art and Cinema industry,ICAIC. 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. Japan and Cuba Strengthen Trade Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10285&SEO=japan-and-cuba-strengthen-trade-ties Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) An exchange of notes on two programs of Japan''s non-reimbursable financial assistance for Cuba has strengthened today trade ties between the two nations. UN Expert Warns Ukrainians of Chemical Disaster Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10284&SEO=un-expert-warns-ukrainians-of-chemical-disaster-risk United Nations, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Unless the fighting in eastern Ukraine is stopped and precautions are taken to secure industrial facilities in the area, the armed conflict could lead to a catastrophic chemical disaster, an independent United Nations human rights expert today warned. Care for Cuban Nature Promoted at Orchid Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10283&SEO=care-for-cuban-nature-promoted-at-orchid-festival Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Scholars and collectors of Cuban plants promote today the care of nature on the second day of activities of the Orchid Festival held in this capital. 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. Venezuela to Help in Reconstruction of Bridge Damaged by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10281&SEO=venezuela-to-help-in-reconstruction-of-bridge-damaged-by-matthew Baracoa, Cuba, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With the cooperation of Venezuela, the reconstruction of the bridge over the Toa River in Cuba''s far East that was devastated by Hurricane Matthew last October will begin. U.S. Congress to Discuss Bill Against Sending Troops to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10280&SEO=u.s.-congress-to-discuss-bill-against-sending-troops-to-syria Washington, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Democrat U.S. Congress member Barbara Lee introduced today a bill of law to block the deployment of land troops to Syruia, after the arrival to that country of a contingent of the Marine Infantry Corps (USMC). Cuba Urges to Revitalize the Caribbean Association http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10279&SEO=cuba-urges-to-revitalize-the-caribbean-association 10 de marzo de 2017, 11:08Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez today urged member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) to promote the revitalization of this group to consolidate a more dynamic and functional mechanism. Anti-Russian Campaign Continues despite WikiLeaks Revelations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10278&SEO=anti-russian-campaign-continues-despite-wikileaks-revelations 10 de marzo de 2017, 10:47Moscow, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The media campaign against Russia will continue, despite WikiLeaks revelations about the cyber espionage of a department of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Foreign Ministry denounced today. Turkish Artillery Attacks Kill Eight Syrian Soldiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10277&SEO=turkish-artillery-attacks-kill-eight-syrian-soldiers Damascus, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) At least eight Syrian soldiers were killed by the Turkish Artillery against the city of Manbij and the Kurdish-Arab units had handed over to government forces just 24 hours ago, military sources reported today. Poverty in Argentina Surged to 32.9 Percent in the Last Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10276&SEO=poverty-in-argentina-surged-to-32.9-percent-in-the-last-year Buenos Aires, March 10 (Prensa Latina) In the last year, poverty surged to 32.9 percent in this southern nation, affecting 1.5 million more people, according to a report from the Catholic University''s Social Debt Observatory. UN Discuses Measures Against sexual Abuses in Peacekeeping Missions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10275&SEO=un-discuses-measures-against-sexual-abuses-in-peacekeeping-missions 10 de marzo de 2017, 10:21United Nations, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly discusses today actions to prevent and fight against sexual abuse committed by members of peacekeeping missions, deployed or not under the organization banner. Cuban Pres. Attends Opening of Caribbean Ministers Meeting in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10274&SEO=cuban-pres.-attends-opening-of-caribbean-ministers-meeting-in-havana 10 de marzo de 2017, 10:14Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro has attended the opening session of the 22nd Meeting of the Council of Caribbean Ministers, summoned in Havana this Friday to look into ways to strengthen the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). US Press Criticizes Head of Environmental Agency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10273&SEO=us-press-criticizes-head-of-environmental-agency Washington, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The statements by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director, Scott Pruitt, in which he denies that carbon dioxide is the main contributor to global warming, is generating criticism in U.S. press today. People of Guatemala Raise their Voice Due to Death of Girls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10272&SEO=people-of-guatemala-raise-their-voice-due-to-death-of-girls Guatemala, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The people of Guatemala have raised their voices against President Jimmy Morales, now for the deaths of 34 girls in a fire at the state-run Virgen de la Asunción care center, and demanded his resignation. World Celebrates 141 Years of First Phone Call http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10271&SEO=world-celebrates-141-years-of-first-phone-call Havana, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The world is celebrating today 141 years of the first successful telephone call made in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell in Boston. 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. US Business Leaders Show Business Interest with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10261&SEO=us-business-leaders-show-business-interest-with-cuba 09 de marzo de 2017, 18:20Washington, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Business leaders from different US states voiced their interest in strengthening business ties with Cuba and searching out Cuban business openings. Support in Ecuador to Presidential Candidate Moreno Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10260&SEO=support-in-ecuador-to-presidential-candidate-moreno-increases 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:51Quito, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The Fuerza Compromiso Social Movement joined today the political organizations that support Lenin Moreno, Ecuadorian vice president and presidential candidate for the Government Alianza PAIS Movement. Venezuela Regrets Bias in UN High Commissioner´s Action http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10259&SEO=venezuela-regrets-bias-in-un-high-commissioneras-action 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:50Geneva, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero, championed Venezuela´s position on respect for human rights and deplored the biases on the issue in the High Commissioner''s action. Coca Law Debate with EU Representatives in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10256&SEO=coca-law-debate-with-eu-representatives-in-bolivia 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:16La Paz, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the European Union (EU) in Bolivia were acquainted of the new Coca Law which lays down a maximum of 22,000 hectares (ha) for growing, Bolivian Government Minister Carlos Romero stated. Cuba Committed to Shared-Development with Caribbean Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10255&SEO=cuba-committed-to-shared-development-with-caribbean-countries 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:15Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba favors shared development with the Caribbean countries, said today Deborah Rivas, director-general of Foreign Investment from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment. US Marines Arrive in Syria to Join Anti-IS War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10253&SEO=us-marines-arrive-in-syria-to-join-anti-is-war 09 de marzo de 2017, 16:28Washington, March 9 (Prensa Latina) The deployment of US Marine Corps units in Syria is marking a new escalation in the anti-IS war in that region, as reported by The Washington Post. Cuba Boosts Trade with Caribbean Countries Through New Accords http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10252&SEO=cuba-boosts-trade-with-caribbean-countries-through-new-accords 09 de marzo de 2017, 16:05Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Seventy percent of the Cuban trade in the region answers to relations with members of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and negotiations to favor those links are currently in progress, sources of the sector reported today. Santiago de Cuba Applies Variants because of Drought Worsening http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10251&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-applies-variants-because-of-drought-worsening 09 de marzo de 2017, 16:01Santiago de Cuba, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) A conducting line over a kilometer long, leading way on a popular avenue in this Cuban eastern city, is the most visible sign for the preparations and measures because of the intensification of droughts. Lenin Moreno Leads the Voting Intentions in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10250&SEO=lenin-moreno-leads-the-voting-intentions-in-ecuador 09 de marzo de 2017, 15:15Quito, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Official candidate for the presidency of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, is leading today the voting intention and beating out his rival Guillermo Lasso, for April 2´s poll, according to a survey. Paris-Nice: Greipel Rockets to Stage 5 Sprint Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10247&SEO=paris-nice-greipel-rockets-to-stage-5-sprint-win 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:31París, March 9 (Prensa Latina) André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) claimed victory in Thursday''s fifth stage of Paris-Nice, sprinting to victory ahead of Arnaud Démare (FDJ) and Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo). Turkey to Use National Currency in its Transactions Abroad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10246&SEO=turkey-to-use-national-currency-in-its-transactions-abroad 09 de marzo de 2017, 13:16Ankara, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will force its companies to use its national currency,the lira, in commercial operations with countries with a free trade agreement, announced Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci today. Terrorist Attacks Injure Six in Damascus, Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10244&SEO=terrorist-attacks-injure-six-in-damascus-syria 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:50Damascus, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) At least six people were injured and material damage caused by terror attacks on the suburbs of Barzeh and Harasta in Damascus, according to sources in the Syrian capital. US Norwegian Cruise Company Starts Operations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10243&SEO=us-norwegian-cruise-company-starts-operations-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. has started operations in Cuba with the arrival of more than 1,000 passengers from Florida, the United States, where the company has its operating base. Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams Team for Female Syrian Refugee Drama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10242&SEO=steven-spielberg-jj-abrams-team-for-female-syrian-refugee-drama Los Ángeles,March 9 (Prensa Latina) Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams are teaming up to produce a film based on the harrowing real-life story of a Syrian refugee, Putin Denounces Terrorists Tactics to Promote Suicide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10241&SEO=putin-denounces-terrorists-tactics-to-promote-suicide Moscow, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has denounced today new tactics by criminal and terrorist elements to promote on Internet the suicide among adolescents with a difficult social situation. Air Europa Reiterates its Commitment to the Cuban Tourism Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10240&SEO=air-europa-reiterates-its-commitment-to-the-cuban-tourism-destination 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:22Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Air Europa airline reiterated its commitment to the Cuban destination with the incorporation to its operations from Spain to this capital of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, one of the most modern aircraft in the world. FIFA Reminds US About World Cup Obligations Amid Travel Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10239&SEO=fifa-reminds-us-about-world-cup-obligations-amid-travel-ban London, March 9 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino reminded the United States today that they would have to guarantee full access to the country for players, officials and supporters if they bid for the 2026 World Cup. One Soldier Killed and 13 Wounded in Nigerian North http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10238&SEO=one-soldier-killed-and-13-wounded-in-nigerian-north 09 de marzo de 2017, 12:03Abuja, March 9 (Prensa Latina) A soldier was killed and 13 were injured in recent anti-terrorist operations in northeastern Nigeria, Army spokesman Brigadier General Sani Usman confirmed today. Emmanuel Macron Leads Voting Intention Towards Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10237&SEO=emmanuel-macron-leads-voting-intention-towards-elections-in-france Paris, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron gains ground for the elections in France by placing himself at the forefront of voting intentions, displacing right-wing Marine Le Pen, according to a survey released today. 'Godfather' Stars to Celebrate Movie's 45th Anniversary at Tribeca http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10236&SEO=godfather-stars-to-celebrate-movies-45th-anniversary-at-tribeca Los Ángeles,Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Robert De Niro announced today that surviving Godfather cast members will reunite for a special event at this year''s Tribeca Film Festival. Havana to Host Ministerial Meeting of Caribbean Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10235&SEO=havana-to-host-ministerial-meeting-of-caribbean-countries Havana, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are examining today at the technical level the topics that will be discussed this Friday at the 12th ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of that regional mechanism. Nearly 150,000 Russians Return Home, Majority From EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10234&SEO=nearly-150000-russians-return-home-majority-from-eu 09 de marzo de 2017, 11:46Moscow, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 150,000 Russians returned to their country in 2016, one third of them for political reasons, amid the intense campaign against this country unleashed in Western nations, especially in the European Union (EU) , noted the media in the capital today. Italian Minister Says Migratory Crisis Threatens European Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10233&SEO=italian-minister-says-migratory-crisis-threatens-european-unity Rome, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said that the migration phenomenon is a threat to European unity, in an interview published today by Corriere della Sera newspaper. Education Workers in a New General Strike in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10232&SEO=education-workers-in-a-new-general-strike-in-spain Madrid, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Trade Unions, students and parents in Spain began today a general strike to demand the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy reversion of budget cuts and abolition of the controversial education law. National Orchid Festival Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10231&SEO=national-orchid-festival-begins-in-cuba Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The fifth National Orchid Festival has started here today with the participation of institutions, collectors, researchers and those interested in this variety of plants. Controversy in the PRD Due to Support to López Obrador's Candidacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10230&SEO=controversy-in-the-prd-due-to-support-to-lopez-obradors-candidacy Mexico, March 9 (Prensa Latina) The Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) could support the presidential candidacy of Manuel López Obrador, of the National Regeneration Movement, but the decision is controversial in that group. Mexico Hosts Cuban Culture Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10229&SEO=mexico-hosts-cuban-culture-festival San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Cuban culture festival, Cubafest SMA, is hosting as of today in the main garden of the Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato state, with a large exhibition of handicrafts, books and audiovisual presentations. China Criticizes Human Rights Situation in United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10228&SEO=china-criticizes-human-rights-situation-in-united-states Beijing, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) China released today a report on the human rights situation in the United States in response to reports from the United States. South Africa, Russia for Stronger Communication Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10227&SEO=south-africa-russia-for-stronger-communication-links Pretoria, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and Russia has committed to forging stronger communication relations through identifying areas of meaningful cooperation while looking into new opportunities for collaboration, especially in the context of the BRICS community. 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). Association of Caribbean States Advances in Cuba with New Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10220&SEO=association-of-caribbean-states-advances-in-cuba-with-new-projects Havana, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the nations comprising the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are arranging details today for the celebration on Friday, March 10th, of the 22nd ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of that regional mechanism. 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. European Union demands the United Kingdom for Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10216&SEO=european-union-demands-the-united-kingdom-for-fraud 08 de marzo de 2017, 19:00Brussels, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The European Office of Struggle against Fraud (OLAF) demanded today the United Kingdom for two billion euros for customs fraud. UN Security Council Analyzes Missile Launch by DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10215&SEO=un-security-council-analyzes-missile-launch-by-dprk 08 de marzo de 2017, 17:44United Nations, March 8 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council analyzed today the recent launch of four missiles by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which attributes that position to its right to defend itself against US aggression. WikiLeaks Promises to Release more Leaked Documents on CIA Espionage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10214&SEO=wikileaks-promises-to-release-more-leaked-documents-on-cia-espionage 08 de marzo de 2017, 16:58London, March 8 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks has promised to release more leak documents about a covert cyber spying program from the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Tragedy Casts a Shadow over Guatemala after Fire in Children's Home http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10212&SEO=tragedy-casts-a-shadow-over-guatemala-after-fire-in-childrens-home 08 de marzo de 2017, 16:17Guatemala, March 8 (Prensa Latina) The fire in a children''s shelter located in a suburban area of the Guatemalan capital, which has so far killed around fifty persons, has cast a shadow over this country. The fire is still uncontrolled and among the rubble, there may be more victims, said fire spokesman Mario Cruz. Cuba Is Going Through Severe Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10211&SEO=cuba-is-going-through-severe-drought 08 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Sancti Spiritus, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Zaza, the largest reservoir in Cuba, has only accumulated 15 percent of its total volume, due to the serious drought currently affecting the central region of the island, official sources reported today. ECLAC Charts Inequities with Regard to Women in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10210&SEO=eclac-charts-inequities-with-regard-to-women-in-latin-america 08 de marzo de 2017, 15:46Santiago de Chile, March 8 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) drew today a graph of the prevailing inequities with regard to women''s opportunities in society, with an emphasis on the region. More than 50,000 Iraqi People Displaced by Combats in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10209&SEO=more-than-50000-iraqi-people-displaced-by-combats-in-mosul 08 de marzo de 2017, 15:29United Nations, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Around 53,000 people abandoned their homes to escape violence in the western part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, where there is an ongoing offensive to remove the Islamic State (IS) from the United nations reported today. Caribbean Nations Coordinate New Cooperation Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10208&SEO=caribbean-nations-coordinate-new-cooperation-projects 08 de marzo de 2017, 14:48Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Basin countries are assessing today in this capital seven new cooperation projects related to curb climate change effects, further devolop maritime and air connectivity, in order to favor sustainable development. Latin Tourism Looks for Opportunities at ITB Berlin 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10207&SEO=latin-tourism-looks-for-opportunities-at-itb-berlin-2017 08 de marzo de 2017, 13:31Berlín, March 8 (Prensa Latina)The International Tourism Fair ITB Berlin 2017 had a massive assistance of latinamerican companies searching for more oportunities in the global market. Rebel Leader Warns Ukraine With War Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10205&SEO=rebel-leader-warns-ukraine-with-war-again 08 de marzo de 2017, 12:52Kiev, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) ''If the Ukrainian army continues with its offensive against our population, we will be obliged to respond and initiate war'', warned the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic, Alexander Zajarchenko. Foreign Artists Share Experiences in Cuban Drum Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10203&SEO=foreign-artists-share-experiences-in-cuban-drum-festival Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US percussionists, Craig Haynes and Nanny Assis and Brazilian Marcus Santos will conduct two master classes as part of the program of the XVI International Festival of Drum. Cuba Bets on Heberferon to Treat Several Kinds of Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10202&SEO=cuba-bets-on-heberferon-to-treat-several-kinds-of-cancer Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will develop this year several clinical trials with Heberferon to treat different kinds of cancer, one of the leading causes of death on the island and worldwide, the national press reported today. Bolivian President Enacts Law 906 in Defense of the Coca Leaf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10201&SEO=bolivian-president-enacts-law-906-in-defense-of-the-coca-leaf La Paz, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales said today during the enactment act of Law 906 in defense of the coca leaf that this natural resource represents the ancient culture of the country. Men Prefers Women at Work: ILO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10200&SEO=men-prefers-women-at-work-ilo Geneva, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) A report published today by the International Labor Organization (ILO) on International Women''s Day indicates that 66 percent of men prefer women at work outside the home. Panamanian Justice Opens Files on US Invasion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10198&SEO=panamanian-justice-opens-files-on-us-invasion Panama, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) After nearly three decades of the United States'' invasion to Panama in 1989, the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) opened its files to the commission investigating the truth about the events. 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. South Africa, Indonesia Strengthening Business, Defense Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10193&SEO=south-africa-indonesia-strengthening-business-defense-links 08 de marzo de 2017, 10:03Pretoria, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and Indonesia stroke a deal to boost relations in agriculture and defense as well as work towards removing trade barriers between the countries, with view to expanding commercial and investment links. Cuba Discusses Key Issues for Caribbean Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10192&SEO=cuba-discusses-key-issues-for-caribbean-region 08 de marzo de 2017, 09:39Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Key issues for the development and regional collaboration, will be discussed in Cuba today by representatives of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) during the First Cooperation Conference of that bloc. China Describes as Wrong THAAD Deployment in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10191&SEO=china-describes-as-wrong-thaad-deployment-in-south-korea Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, stated today that the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea is obviously a ''wrong choice.'' 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. Russian Presidential Elections Set for March 18, 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10188&SEO=russian-presidential-elections-set-for-march-18-2018 Moscow, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) President of State Duma (Russian lower chamber), Viacheslav Volodin, accepted to carry out the presidential elections on March 18, 2018, to make them coincide with the anniversary of the return of Crimea to the sovereignty of this country. Millionaire Investment of China in Countries of Belt and Route http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10187&SEO=millionaire-investment-of-china-in-countries-of-belt-and-route Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) China invested until now over 50 billion dollars in the countries inside the Belt and Route suince president Xi Jinping proposed the initiative in 2013, assure official sources. Syrian Army Restores Control over Jazal Oil Field in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10186&SEO=syrian-army-restores-control-over-jazal-oil-field-in-homs 08 de marzo de 2017, 00:49Damascus, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, reportedly launched a successful operation to control Jazal oil field in Homs, central Syria, while driving out ISIS organization from Tadmur, in Palmyira, killing a number of its mercenaries. US Congressmen Interested in Agricultural Exchange with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10180&SEO=us-congressmen-interested-in-agricultural-exchange-with-cuba Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US Congressmen visiting Cuba reportedly voiced their interest on knowing about the potential of the island''s agriculture with view to launching bilateral negotiations on this key sector. Italian Farmers Protest About Quake Response http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10177&SEO=italian-farmers-protest-about-quake-response 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:37Rome, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Italian farmers from regions ravaged by earthquakes gathered in the capital of Piazza di Montecitorio (Montecitorio Square) to demand support and reverse the unsustainable situation in which they are currently living after the earthquakes. Frank Fredericks Leaves Post in IOC http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10176&SEO=frank-fredericks-leaves-post-in-ioc 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Brna, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Namibian Frank Fredericks left his posts in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being accused of receiving bribery at the lection process for the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Cuban Baseball Team to Play at Can-Am League in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10173&SEO=cuban-baseball-team-to-play-at-can-am-league-in-canada 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:49Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban baseball team will make its debut before Canadian Trois Rivieres in the Canadian-American Independent League (Can-Am), a tournament in which the Cuban players will participate for the 2nd consecutive time. UN Increases New Camps for Displaced by Offensive in Mosul, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10172&SEO=un-increases-new-camps-for-displaced-by-offensive-in-mosul-iraq 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:38United Nations, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that it is preparing for possible movement and is ready to provide further shelter to displaced Iraqis in camps in the western part of Mosul, Iraq, where the army is carrying out an anti-terrorist offensive . Meetings in Cuba to Boost Links among Caribbean States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10170&SEO=meetings-in-cuba-to-boost-links-among-caribbean-states 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The meetings of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which will be held soon in this capital, will allow tightening relations and boost cooperation among the regional countries. FARC-EP Says All Transition Areas are not Geared Up. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10169&SEO=farc-ep-says-all-transition-areas-are-not-geared-up. 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:00Bogota, March 7 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP Commander Marcos Calarca stated that none of the sites planned in Colombia for FARC-EP is geared up and that the adaptation works are generally long overdue. Argentineans to Maintain Level of Union Trade Salary Adjustments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10167&SEO=argentineans-to-maintain-level-of-union-trade-salary-adjustments 07 de marzo de 2017, 16:25Buenos Aires, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Argentinean workers got together at the center of Buenos Aires, the capital, to demand the government to suspend the top to salary adjustments negotiated by the trade unions. Thousands of Demonstrators at Central Square in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10165&SEO=thousands-of-demonstrators-at-central-square-in-guatemala 07 de marzo de 2017, 16:13Guatemala, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Around 40,000 people from different regions arrived today at Parque Central (Central Square) in Guatemala to show their rejection of the Government of president Jimmy Morales and demand his resignation for supposed complicity in corruption. US Begins Shipping Controversial Anti-Missile System to South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10161&SEO=us-begins-shipping-controversial-anti-missile-system-to-south-korea 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:29Seoúl, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean Defence Ministry informed today that the first elements of the THAAD, which stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense,which is an anti-missile system have arrived in the country. Social Institutional Future at Stake in Ecuador, Affirms Scholar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10160&SEO=social-institutional-future-at-stake-in-ecuador-affirms-scholar 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:21By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Number of Illiterate Women Five Times Higher Than Men in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10159&SEO=number-of-illiterate-women-five-times-higher-than-men-in-turkey 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:12Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Only a few hours from tomorrow International Women Day, the number of illiterate women in Turkey is five times higher than the number of illiterate men, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜÄ°K). Leadership Essential for Colombian Peace Process: Norwegian FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10158&SEO=leadership-essential-for-colombian-peace-process-norwegian-fm 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:03Bogota, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian foreign minister, Borge Brende, assured the implementation of the peace agreement in Colombia is at a critical point requiring good leadership to face its challenges, said today daily El Tiempo. Scientists Discover How Animals Measure Time of Year to Reproduce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10157&SEO=scientists-discover-how-animals-measure-time-of-year-to-reproduce 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:58Washington,Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Animals need to measure the time of year so that they can anticipate and adapt to the arrival of a new season to align reproduction, as well as other vital functions critical for survival. Malaysia Arrests 7 For Suspected Links to Terror Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10156&SEO=malaysia-arrests-7-for-suspected-links-to-terror-groups 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:48Kuala Lumpur,Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia has arrested six foreigners and one Malaysian for suspected links to militant groups including Islamic State, the police chief said. ESA Launches New Sentinel-2B Satellite to Monitor Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10155&SEO=esa-launches-new-sentinel-2b-satellite-to-monitor-earth 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:34Kurú, Guayana Francesa, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Sentinel-2B satellite entered orbit on Tuesday after blasting off from Euiropean Space Agency, ESA,''s launch site Kourou in French Guiana. WikiLeaks Reveals Secret CIA Cyber Attack Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10154&SEO=wikileaks-reveals-secret-cia-cyber-attack-program 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:20London, March 7 (Prensa Latina) WikiLeaks unleashed today details of an undercover cyber attack program by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Cuba Submits Report to the Committee Against Forced Disappearance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10153&SEO=cuba-submits-report-to-the-committee-against-forced-disappearance 07 de marzo de 2017, 12:09Geneva, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba presented its initial report to the Committee against Forced Disappearance to the UN headquarters here, in which it shows the broad system of laws on the subject, diplomatic sources reported today. Mexico Ranks Among the Most Visited Countries Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10152&SEO=mexico-ranks-among-the-most-visited-countries-worldwide 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:55Mexico, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is ranking today among the ninth most visited country in the world, Secretary of Tourism, Miguel de la Madrid, stated. Terrorists Murder a Woman in Southern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10151&SEO=terrorists-murder-a-woman-in-southern-damascus 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:38Damascus, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Elements of the Khaled Ibn al-Walid group, subordinated to the Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arab, murdered a woman for ''apostasy to Islam'' in the village of Qusser, near the border with Jordan, according to video released today in Damascus. Turkish Military Chief Meets with Russian, US Counterparts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10150&SEO=turkish-military-chief-meets-with-russian-us-counterparts Ankara, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s chief of staff Hulusi Akar met with his Russian counterparts Valery Gerasimov and US President Joseph Dunford in the southern city of Antalya on Wednesday to discuss regional issues. 'It's Time to Support Peace Agreement', Colombian Senator Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10149&SEO=its-time-to-support-peace-agreement-colombian-senator-says 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:06Bogota, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Senator Alberto Castilla said today it is time to support the agreement with the FARC-EP and its implementation, understand the political moment, highlight the positive aspects of the peace process and accompany it. Brazil Faces the Worse Economic Recession Since 1948 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10148&SEO=brazil-faces-the-worse-economic-recession-since-1948 Brasilia, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is facing the worst recession since 1948 with a fall in 3.6 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during 2016, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said today. Russia Investigates the Use of Forbidden Weapons in Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10147&SEO=russia-investigates-the-use-of-forbidden-weapons-in-donbass 07 de marzo de 2017, 10:54Moscow, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Research Committee (SKR) investigate today on the use by Ukraine of forbidden weapons such as the Tochka-ü Rocket tactical system and those responsible for giving the order to use it against the Donbass region. Venezuelans Honor Chávez's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10146&SEO=venezuelans-honor-chavezs-legacy Caracas, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans continue to show their attachment to the legacy of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, with activities in his honor that will extend until March 15. South Africa's GDP Contracted in 2016's Fourth Quarter http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10145&SEO=south-africas-gdp-contracted-in-2016s-fourth-quarter 07 de marzo de 2017, 10:44Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported on Tuesday. Cuba Presents Air-Maritime Cooperation Project in the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10144&SEO=cuba-presents-air-maritime-cooperation-project-in-the-caribbean 07 de marzo de 2017, 10:39Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Strengthening the air-maritime connection among the ACS countries is today one of the Cuban objectives in the Cooperation Conference of the entity to be held here from March 8th to 11th, experts said. South Africa, Russia Strengthening Media Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10142&SEO=south-africa-russia-strengthening-media-cooperation Pretoria, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government News Agency (SA News) and Russia''s Sputnik News Agency have signed an agreement that will see the two agencies cooperate in a number of areas, including news exchange. Mass Protests in Guatemala Against Jimmy Morales Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10141&SEO=mass-protests-in-guatemala-against-jimmy-morales-government Guatemala, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Several thousands of people are joined here today a protest against the Government of Jimmy Morales. 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. Growing Actions against Trump Immigration Order http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10134&SEO=growing-actions-against-trump-immigration-order Washington, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The call for resistance, announcements of lawsuits and campaigns in social networks are initiatives that various sectors of the United States promote today to condemn the new immigration order of President Donald Trump. Veterinarians Support Cuba's Food Sustainability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10133&SEO=veterinarians-support-cubas-food-sustainability 07 de marzo de 2017, 08:38By Jorge Petinaud Manfred Confirms Negotiations between Cuba and Major League Baseball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10132&SEO=manfred-confirms-negotiations-between-cuba-and-major-league-baseball By Yasiel Cancio Vilar, special envoy Tokyo, March 7 (Prensa Latina) US Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed here today that negotiations between his organization and Cuba are underway. 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. Cuba to Present Maritime-Port Project for the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10130&SEO=cuba-to-present-maritime-port-project-for-the-caribbean Havana, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will present the project Maritime-Port Strategy for the Caribbean at the 1st ACS Conference of Cooperation, to be held from March 8th to 11th, said sources today here. Cuban Enterprises to Attend Panama's Main Commercial Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10129&SEO=cuban-enterprises-to-attend-panamas-main-commercial-fair Panama, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30 Cuban enterprises from public health, telecommunications, industry, and agriculture -among other sectors- will attend the International Commercial Fair EXPOCOMER 2017 in Panama in March 22. Contamination Provokes 1.7 Million Deaths a Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10128&SEO=contamination-provokes-1.7-million-deaths-a-year Geneva, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Contamination as much of the air as of water provokes the death of 1.7 million children under 5 years of age a year, as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO)Monday. European Leaders Call for Overcoming Crisis and Relaunching EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10122&SEO=european-leaders-call-for-overcoming-crisis-and-relaunching-eu Paris, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Main leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy admitted today the complex situation affecting the European Union and called for increasing efforts to relaunch the bloc. 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. Comment of Peruvian President on Latin America Criticized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10120&SEO=comment-of-peruvian-president-on-latin-america-criticized Lima, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Diverse criticisms on President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski mount up today in Peru for having compared Latin America with a docile dog in its relation with the United States, in a recent visit to the northern country. Almost 50,000 Displaced because of Clashes in Western Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10118&SEO=almost-50000-displaced-because-of-clashes-in-western-mosul United Nations, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 50,000 people left their homes in western Mosul, Iraq, where the army and allied forces are trying to expel the Islamic State (ISIS) from the city, said a spokesman from the United Nations Monday. Transportation Strike Called by Right-Wing Deplored in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10117&SEO=transportation-strike-called-by-right-wing-deplored-in-venezuela Caracas, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Transportation Ricardo Molina urged the population to remain quiet and keep working, in response to the strike planned by the right-wing that sought to halt that service today. 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. Honduras Becomes a Bridge in Migratory Route to the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10115&SEO=honduras-becomes-a-bridge-in-migratory-route-to-the-us Tegucigalpa, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 2,000 people from 24 nationalities entred Honduras illegally this year, as part of their migration to reach the United States, official sources said here Monday. Cuba Promotes Tourism in Areas Hit by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10114&SEO=cuba-promotes-tourism-in-areas-hit-by-matthew 06 de marzo de 2017, 15:20Maisi, Cuba, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban tourist sector in the zones of Baracoa and Maisi, two of the eastern territories most affected by Hurricane Matthew last October, has significantly recovered. Indian Ocean, a Motor to Boost Economies, Says Zuma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10113&SEO=indian-ocean-a-motor-to-boost-economies-says-zuma Pretoria, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma called today to develop more innovative ways to use oceans sustainably for food, transport, trade and other activities, asserting that the Indian Ocean can turn into a motor to thrust the economies of the countries on it. Canada Investigates Alleged Corruption in Liberal Party http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10112&SEO=canada-investigates-alleged-corruption-in-liberal-party Ottawa, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the ruling Liberal Party of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are under investigation in the province of British Columbia (BC) for alleged approval of illegal donations for the election campaign. Copper Prices Fall Despite Interruptions in Supply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10111&SEO=copper-prices-fall-despite-interruptions-in-supply London, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Copper today has the lowest prices in a week, despite interruptions in supplies at major mines around the world. Bolivia to Protect Peace Fom the Security Council, asserted Linera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10110&SEO=bolivia-to-protect-peace-fom-the-security-council-asserted-linera La Paz, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian acting President, Álvaro García Linera assured today that the country''s position in the Security Council will always be to protect world peace and promote brotherhood of peoples. 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. Fights Continue Against the Terrorists Near the Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10108&SEO=fights-continue-against-the-terrorists-near-the-syrian-capital Damascus, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Battles against terrorist groups continued today in the Qabum area, a suburb less than five kilometers from the center of the Syrian capital, according to military sources. Study Shows Benefits of Soybean in Women with Breast Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10107&SEO=study-shows-benefits-of-soybean-in-women-with-breast-cancer Washington, March 6 (Prensa Latina) The consumption of soybean and its derivatives is associated with increased survival in many breast cancer patients, specialized sources published today. Empty Classrooms, Argentinean Teachers Take to The Streets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10106&SEO=empty-classrooms-argentinean-teachers-take-to-the-streets Buenos Aires, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) In their traditional white overalls, hundreds of Argentine teachers took to the streets today in the midst of a 48-hour strike to demand fair and dignified wages. Cholera Outbreak Kills Nearly 200 People in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10105&SEO=cholera-outbreak-kills-nearly-200-people-in-somalia Mogadishu, March 6 (Prensa Latina) An outbreak of cholera unleashed since the beginning of 2017 in Somalia has caused the death of 196 people so far, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 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. More Than 2.1 Million Mozambicans Threatened by Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10103&SEO=more-than-2.1-million-mozambicans-threatened-by-hunger Maputo, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) A combination of climate adversities, reduction of reserves and armed conflicts today have 2.1 million Mozambicans threatened by hunger. 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. Cuba Presents in France Its Biotechnology Industry Advances http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10101&SEO=cuba-presents-in-france-its-biotechnology-industry-advances 06 de marzo de 2017, 10:57By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Paris, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's representatives have exposed today in France the Caribbean nation's advances in the biotechnology industry, with high-quality products present in 50 countries. 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. USA Hosts International Forum on Energy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10096&SEO=usa-hosts-international-forum-on-energy Washington, March 6 (Prensa Latina) CERAWeek 2017 Energy Fair will gather from today until March 10 in the US city of Houston, Texas, dozens of senior officials from leading environmental, technology, financial, industrial, and energy organizations worldwide. Cuban Medical Brigade Attends Scientific Event in Seychelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10095&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-attends-scientific-event-in-seychelles Victoria, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) About 20 studies on nephrological and tumor diseases have been presented by Cuban collaborators in Seychelles as part of the scientific event organized by the medical brigade working in the island, official sources said. Russia Called for Restraint, after N.K Launched Missiles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10093&SEO=russia-called-for-restraint-after-n.k-launched-missiles Moscow, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on all parties on the Korean peninsula today for restraint, following the launch of several missiles by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in direction of the Sea of Japan. PAHO Praises Equity and Universality of Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10092&SEO=paho-praises-equity-and-universality-of-cuban-health-system By Carmen Esquivel Sarria La Paz, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) representative in Bolivia, Fernando Leanes, has highlighted the equity and universality in medical care in Cuba, which currently allow the Caribbean nation to have good indicators. 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. 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. Hugo Chavez Earned a Place in History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10083&SEO=hugo-chavez-earned-a-place-in-history Por Mario EsquivelHavana, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Commander Hugo Chavez, the undisputable leader of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, took a path during his life that led him from Sabaneta, in the state of Barinas, to the history of the deep changes currently taking place in that South American country. Cuban Hero Ends Working Visit to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10082&SEO=cuban-hero-ends-working-visit-to-italy Rome, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC), Ramon Labañino, has concluded a working visit to Italy on Sunday, at the invitation of the Communist Network (RdC). Hugo Chavez's Historic Legacy Lauded in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10081&SEO=hugo-chavezs-historic-legacy-lauded-in-russia Moscow, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Latin Americans and Russians have paid tribute and highlighted the historic legacy of Hugo Chavez on Sunday, on the 4th anniversary of his death, during a ceremony in memory of the Venezuelan commander. 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. Cuban Medical Brigade Celebrates 11 Years of Work in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10079&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-celebrates-11-years-of-work-in-bolivia La Paz, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Several speakers highlighted the role the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) has played in Bolivia and its support for the My Health program, during an event to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the group''s work in this Amazonian Andean nation. 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. USA Suspending Premium Visas for Professionals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10076&SEO=usa-suspending-premium-visas-for-professionals Washington, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The US Government will temporarily suspend, starting next April 3, the premium processing for all H-1B visas granted to professionals interested in temporary posts in American companies and universities. 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. La Coubre, Another Example of Unpunished Terrorism against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10073&SEO=la-coubre-another-example-of-unpunished-terrorism-against-cuba Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) With the sabotage of the CIA to the French freighter La Coubre, 15 months after the revolutionary triumph of January 1, 1959, Cuba realized the scale of the battle it had to face in order to defend its right to sovereignty. Acosta Danza Pursues a More Contemporary Line in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10072&SEO=acosta-danza-pursues-a-more-contemporary-line-in-cuba Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) The company directed by the dancer Carlos Acosta defends today a more contemporary line in a season that sets world premieres of Cuban choreographers with works of Spanish creators and an American. Habanos Auction Exceeds One Million Euros http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10071&SEO=habanos-auction-exceeds-one-million-euros Havana, March 4 (Prensa Latina) An auction of Habanos cigars raised today one million 255 thousand euros for the bidding of seven lots made up of tobacco humidors (container to keep cigars fresh) beautifully made by Cuban artisans. Spain: Podemos Party Accuses the Government of Protecting Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10070&SEO=spain-podemos-party-accuses-the-government-of-protecting-corruption Madrid, March 4 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the anti-austerity party Podemos (We can), Pablo Iglesias, accused today the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy of protecting corruption and forming part of a past incompatible with the changes demanded by Spanish society. 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. Habano Festival Successfully Closes in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10068&SEO=habano-festival-successfully-closes-in-cuba Havana, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) With the Habano Award of the Year ceremony, an auction of art works related to tobacco production and an artistic gala, the 19th Habano Festival successfully closed in Cuba with a record number of participants and audience. Indonesia Hosts Regional Summit Focused on Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10065&SEO=indonesia-hosts-regional-summit-focused-on-cooperation Jakarta, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) will hold its 16th summit in this capital starting on Sunday, March 5th, focused on strengthening cooperation, official sources said. 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. Tareck El Aissami Trusts a Speedy Recovery of Venezuelan Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10059&SEO=tareck-el-aissami-trusts-a-speedy-recovery-of-venezuelan-economy 03 de marzo de 2017, 17:19Caracas, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Vice President, Tareck El Aissami, stated that he is confident of the speedy recovery of our national economy resulting of the implementation of government projects. Humanitarian Operation for Minors Discharge from FARC-EP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10056&SEO=humanitarian-operation-for-minors-discharge-from-farc-ep 03 de marzo de 2017, 15:53Bogota, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and FARC-EP activated the first 2017 humanitarian operation to assist minors in being discharged from guerrilla, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) confirmed today. Crime Rate Declines in South Africa Almost 2% http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10055&SEO=crime-rate-declines-in-south-africa-almost-2 03 de marzo de 2017, 15:33Pretoria, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The rate of the so-called contact crimes that include murders in South Africa have gone down by 1.9% between April and December 2016, SA News reports. ALBA Summit in Venezuela Will Pay Tribute to Hugo Chavez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10054&SEO=alba-summit-in-venezuela-will-pay-tribute-to-hugo-chavez 03 de marzo de 2017, 14:54Caracas, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Opening on Sunday the extraordinary summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of our Americas (ALBA) will open in Venezuela a homage to the revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez, on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of his death. 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. Argentinean Women to March Against Sexist Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10051&SEO=argentinean-women-to-march-against-sexist-violence 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:19Buenos Aires, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) A few days before a great march for International Women''s Day, a group of Argentines from the Evita Movement took to the streets in Buenos Aires today to protest against chauvinist violence. China Launches Remote-Sensing Satellite into Orbit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10050&SEO=china-launches-remote-sensing-satellite-into-orbit 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:10Beijing, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) China has launched today an experimental satellite ''TK-1'' from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, in northwest China, that will be used for remote sensing, telecommunications and microsatellite-based experiments. Turkey Extends Border Wall with Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10049&SEO=turkey-extends-border-wall-with-syria 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:07Ankara, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government is making progress in the construction of a border wall that will cover almost all of the 900 kilometers of the border with Syria, according to the Hürriyet newspaper. UN Expert Urges to Stop Violence Against Women in Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10048&SEO=un-expert-urges-to-stop-violence-against-women-in-australia United Nations,Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) UN special rapporteur has criticised the Australian government for failing to provide adequate services to Indigenous women facing higher rates of domestic violence and violence-related issues. 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. Expert in Cuba Talk on Taking Measures to Prevent Birth Defects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10044&SEO=expert-in-cuba-talk-on-taking-measures-to-prevent-birth-defects Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban specialist has called attention today on the measures to ensure a better conception, on occasion of the World Birth Defects Day, third leading cause of death for children under one year old. BBVA Group Announces Millionaire Investment in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10042&SEO=bbva-group-announces-millionaire-investment-in-mexico Mexico, March 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish BBVA Group will invest 1.5 billion dollars in Mexico over the next four to five years, and even has plans to acquire another bank in this country, it was informed today. Cuba Approves ICT Policy for Society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10041&SEO=cuba-approves-ict-policy-for-society Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Council of Ministers of Cuba, in a meeting chaired by President Raul Castro, approved the comprehensive policy for the improvement of Information and Communication Technologies of Cuban society, the newspaper Granma reported today. ACS, a Space for the Caribbean's Shared Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10038&SEO=acs-a-space-for-the-caribbeans-shared-development Por Ernesto Vera MelladoHavana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) From March 8 to 10, Cuba will host several meetings of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) with the objective of identifying and promoting consultations, cooperation and concerted actions among member countries. Sherritt Extracts One-Third of the Oil Cuba Produces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10036&SEO=sherritt-extracts-one-third-of-the-oil-cuba-produces Havana, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Canadian company Sherritt International Corporation, the largest direct investor in Cuba, currently extracts about a third of the oil produced by this island, according to company president and CEO David Pathe. 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. Argentinean Local Football on Hold Due to Strike of Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10032&SEO=argentinean-local-football-on-hold-due-to-strike-of-players Buenos Aires, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Despite an attempt to dialogue, Argentine football is now on hold because of the local players'' strike, who ratified their decision not to go to the field until they are paid the salary arrears. Morgherini and the Serbian Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10030&SEO=morgherini-and-the-serbian-parliament Belgrade, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) With booing and shouting, opposition legislators accompanied the speech by Federica Morgherini, European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, at the National Assembly (Parliament) of Serbia. Russia and El Salvador to Strengthen Political and Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10029&SEO=russia-and-el-salvador-to-strengthen-political-and-economic-ties 03 de marzo de 2017, 09:21Moscow, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia and El Salvador defined today the areas of political cooperation, with coordinated steps in the international arena, and economic cooperation, with the materialization of investments in areas such as aeronautics, fishery, and energy. 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. 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. Documentary Film Festival in Cuba to Recall Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10021&SEO=documentary-film-festival-in-cuba-to-recall-fidel-castro Santiago de Cuba, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The 15th International Documentary Film Festival Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam, hosted by this city from March 6-11, will recall Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban revolution, according to organizers. Parliament of Catalonia Lashes out US Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10020&SEO=parliament-of-catalonia-lashes-out-us-blockade-on-cuba 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:51Madrid, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The parliament of Catalonia today urged the United States to end the blockade imposed on Cuba for over half a century, according to the international community. FAO Alerts Growing Emergency for Famine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10019&SEO=fao-alerts-growing-emergency-for-famine 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:25Rome, 2 March (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) compared today that despite global favorable food supply conditions, food insecurity emergencies tend to increase. Syrian Army Destroys Terrorist Command Post Close to Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10016&SEO=syrian-army-destroys-terrorist-command-post-close-to-damascus 02 de marzo de 2017, 17:07Damascus, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Syrian Army destroyed a command post of the terrorist Front for the Conquest of the Levant, former Al Nusra, in Harasta, 10 kilometers northeast of Damascus, military sources said here Thursday. Spain and Colombia Support Political Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10015&SEO=spain-and-colombia-support-political-dialogue-in-venezuela 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:52Madrid, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Spanish and Colombian foreign ministers, Alfonso Dastis and Maria Angela Holguin, respectively, expressed today in this capital their support to the political dialogue in Venezuela. UNICEF Rejects Children Indoctrination against Bolivia Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10013&SEO=unicef-rejects-children-indoctrination-against-bolivia-government 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:30La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Representative to Bolivia for the United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Sun-Ah Kim Suh, condemned today the use of children with political aims, after an opposition ex-deputy indoctrinated children against the Government. Olympics: Japan Improves Security in Fukushima http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10011&SEO=olympics-japan-improves-security-in-fukushima 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:26Tokyo, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese Government and the operator of the head office of Fukushima stated today that they are working on the dismantling of the above mentioned plant to improve the safety of the tourists, with a view to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. 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. Bolivia: El Alto Marks Anniversary with New Line of Cable Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10005&SEO=bolivia-el-alto-marks-anniversary-with-new-line-of-cable-railway La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The city of El Alto, the youngest in Bolivia, will mark today its 32nd anniversary with the inauguration of several works, among them the blue line of the Cable railway. Bolivia File CAS Appeal Over Forfeited World Cup Qualifying Matches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10004&SEO=bolivia-file-cas-appeal-over-forfeited-world-cup-qualifying-matches 02 de marzo de 2017, 13:33Barn, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Arbitration for Sport,CAS, says the Bolivian football federation appealed against FIFA orders to forfeit two World Cup qualifying matches for fielding an ineligible player. Guyana and Cuba Increase Friendly Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10003&SEO=guyana-and-cuba-increase-friendly-relations Georgetown, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives for Guyana and Cuba ratified in this capital both countries'' willingness to continue strengthening the traditional friendly and cooperation relations, diplomatic sources reported today. Northern Ireland Goes to Polls Amid a Government Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9999&SEO=northern-ireland-goes-to-polls-amid-a-government-crisis London, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.2 million people in Northern Ireland are voting today in an early legislative elections, following the collapse of the coalition government. Immigration to Canada from the USA Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9996&SEO=immigration-to-canada-from-the-usa-increases Ottawa, March 2 (Prensa Latina)The promise of US President Donald Trump to expel undocumented immigrants has led today to a significant increase in the influx of immigrants to Canada and puts local authorities in a state of tension, officials said. Support for PRD Candidate Lopez Obrador in Mexico Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9995&SEO=support-for-prd-candidate-lopez-obrador-in-mexico-increases Mexico, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The support for the presidential candidacy of Manuel Lopez Obrador, president of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), is growing today among the many currents of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD). 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. Public Event of Turkish Minister Canceled in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9993&SEO=public-event-of-turkish-minister-canceled-in-germany Berlin, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Amidst political tensions between Germany and Turkey, the German city of Gaggenau canceled a public event today with the participation of Turkish Minister of Justice, Bekir Bozdag. South African Gov't Insists on Curbing Violence against Foreigners http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9992&SEO=south-african-govt-insists-on-curbing-violence-against-foreigners Pretoria, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) South African Government has reiterated its call for restraint due to tensions between some South Africans and foreign nationals living and working in this country following recent incidents of violence. WTO Ready to Discuss US Trade Concerns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9991&SEO=wto-ready-to-discuss-us-trade-concerns Geneva, March 2 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is ready to discuss with the United States its trade concerns and the system for resolving differences, the entity''s head Roberto Azevedo said in a statement today. Kuwaities Warned to Rationalize Water Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9990&SEO=kuwaities-warned-to-rationalize-water-consumption Kuwait, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Kuwaiti authorities have warned today on the need to raise public awareness to rationalize and save water consumption, given that this Arab country is located in a desert area and is suffering severe shortages of the vital liquid. Democrats Call for the US Attorney General Resignation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9989&SEO=democrats-call-for-the-us-attorney-general-resignation Washington, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Democratic leaders demanded today the resignation of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the context of new attacks on the administration of Donald Trump for alleged links with Russia. Association of Caribbean States Seeks Common Paths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9988&SEO=association-of-caribbean-states-seeks-common-paths Havana, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is seeking common paths for the region, so it will focus on fighting climate change and on the need for interconnection at its upcoming ministerial and cooperation meetings. Stand on Paedophilia of Some Members of Vatican Criticized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9986&SEO=stand-on-paedophilia-of-some-members-of-vatican-criticized Rome, March 2 (Prensa Latina) A former member of the Vatican commission for the protection of minors believes that Pope Francis wants to combat paedophilia, but around him, things do not work well, the newspaper La Repubblica commented today. El Salvador Presents Trade Potentialities with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9985&SEO=el-salvador-presents-trade-potentialities-with-russia By Antonio Rondon Garcia Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran Foreign Minister, Hugo Martinez, leads a delegation participating today in a presentation of the economic and investment possibilities of his country at the Chamber of Commerce of Russia. 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. Iraqi Army Corners IS in Mosul by Seizing Strategic Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9984&SEO=iraqi-army-corners-is-in-mosul-by-seizing-strategic-road 02 de marzo de 2017, 09:33Baghdad, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces entered areas near the center of Mosul today, after narrowing the siege to the Islamic State (IS) by seizing a major road that surrounds the west of that city. 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. Visitors to Tobacco Factories Discover an Unexpected World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9980&SEO=visitors-to-tobacco-factories-discover-an-unexpected-world Havana, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The participants in the 19th Habano Festival are visiting today factories of those craft cigars, to better understand the skill of cigar rollers and the quality control. One of the elements that intrigues most people who like to smoke a cigarette is the way in which they roll a cigar and what parameters they use to facilitate their extreme quality, recognized worldwide. 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. New Round of Talks between Syrian Rival Parties in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9976&SEO=new-round-of-talks-between-syrian-rival-parties-in-astana Moscow, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A third round of talks amid leaders of armed groups and representatives of the Syrian Government will be held in Astana on March 14th and 15th , said the television in this capital city. Controversy in Italy on Right to Assisted Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9969&SEO=controversy-in-italy-on-right-to-assisted-death 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:17By Frank Gozalez Egyptian President Rebuffs Plan to Evacuate North Sinai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9964&SEO=egyptian-president-rebuffs-plan-to-evacuate-north-sinai 01 de marzo de 2017, 16:14Cairo, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi spurned early plan to evacuate North Sinai to better combat terrorism in the region. Worls Championship: Cuba with 10 Athletes to London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9963&SEO=worls-championship-cuba-with-10-athletes-to-london 01 de marzo de 2017, 15:35Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has already classified 10 athletes for the upcoming World Athletics Championship from August 4 to 13 in London (UK) after the ninth domestic competition of the national team, said sources of the Cuban Athletics Federation Wednesday. Ecuadorean Vice President Opens an Investigation on Defamation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9962&SEO=ecuadorean-vice-president-opens-an-investigation-on-defamation 01 de marzo de 2017, 15:26Quito, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean Vice President, Jorge Glas, submitted a request to the General Attorney´s Office to open an investigation for defamation against him, none of which have been able to prove the alleged complainants. 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. Double Attack in Kabul Causes 6 Dead and 40 Wounded http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9960&SEO=double-attack-in-kabul-causes-6-dead-and-40-wounded 01 de marzo de 2017, 14:50Kabul, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) At least six persons died and 40 turned out to be injured after the attacks today in two safety facilities located in this capital, reported official sources Wednesday. Putin Calls for Creation of a New Antidoping System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9959&SEO=putin-calls-for-creation-of-a-new-antidoping-system Moscow,Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin called today to create a new anti-doping system in Russia and rejected accusations governmental support to doping, when he attended a facility ready for the University Games in 2019. Cuba Urges for Cooperation Approach at Human Rights Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9958&SEO=cuba-urges-for-cooperation-approach-at-human-rights-council Geneva, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba advocates today for developing a cooperation and dialogue approach to make the functioning of the Human Rights Council more effective, the representative of the Caribbean nation, Pedro Luis Pedroso, stated in Geneva. Voluminous Methane Deposit Discovered in the Pacific Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9955&SEO=voluminous-methane-deposit-discovered-in-the-pacific-ocean 01 de marzo de 2017, 14:42London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Scientists at Britain''s Queen Mary University reported today the discovery of a massive source of greenhouse gases in the Pacific Ocean. International Seminar Highlights Ties Between Habano and Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9952&SEO=international-seminar-highlights-ties-between-habano-and-art Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The International Seminar of the 19th Habano Festival pointed out today the relation of Cuban Premium tobacco with art, through talks and historical notes, at the Havana Convention Center. Turkey Uses Incirlik Airbase as a Tool to Put Pressure on Washington http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9951&SEO=turkey-uses-incirlik-airbase-as-a-tool-to-put-pressure-on-washington Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkey could deny the use of the Incirlik airbase to the United States if Kurdish militias in northern Syria participate in the offensive against Raqqa in the hands of the Islamic State (EI), according to newspaper Yeni Safak reports. Turkey Deploys Special Operations Units in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9949&SEO=turkey-deploys-special-operations-units-in-syria 01 de marzo de 2017, 12:41Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish Army announced today the deployment in Syria of elite military units of the navy, within the framework of the cross-border operation Euphrates Shield, whose objective will be to battle armed groups hostile to their country. Trump Delays Visit to UK to Avoid Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9948&SEO=trump-delays-visit-to-uk-to-avoid-protests London, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump agreed with the British government to delay his visit to the United Kingdom for after the summer to minimize the risk of protests in the country, reported The Sun newspaper today. The Syrian Army is Fighting Three Kilometers From Palmira http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9947&SEO=the-syrian-army-is-fighting-three-kilometers-from-palmira Damascus, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Advanced military detachments from the Syrian Army and other allied militias fight three kilometers from the historic city of Palmira and assault the strategic mountain range that surrounds it, military sources confirmed. FAO Cooperates with Cuba in Pasture Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9942&SEO=fao-cooperates-with-cuba-in-pasture-development Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is cooperating today in Cuba in the development of pastures, like moringa and other protein plants. Cuba Screens the Most Popular Film of the Latin American Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9941&SEO=cuba-screens-the-most-popular-film-of-the-latin-american-festival Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The main cinemas in Cuba are showing the national film No longer before or Ya No es Antes in Spanish, winner of the Popular Prize at the 38 International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. 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. Syrian Radio Station Enters Guinness Book of Records http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9938&SEO=syrian-radio-station-enters-guinness-book-of-records 01 de marzo de 2017, 10:55Damascus, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Fuse FM radio station has entered the Guinness Book of Records after breaking the world record for the longest radio program with 91.1-hour broadcasting, it was officially reported today in Damascus. Vietnamese President, Japanese Emperor Satisfy By Hanoi-Tokyo Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9937&SEO=vietnamese-president-japanese-emperor-satisfy-by-hanoi-tokyo-ties Hanoi, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) President Tran Dai Quang asserted today that the current visit of emperor Akihito here will contribute to strengthen trust and comprehension between Vietnam and Japan peoples. 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. Cuba, China and Canada Tighten Ties for Brain Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9935&SEO=cuba-china-and-canada-tighten-ties-for-brain-study Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, China and Canada tighten relations for the study of the center of the nervous system, official sources informed today here. 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. Argentinean President Accused of Lucrative Irregularities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9930&SEO=argentinean-president-accused-of-lucrative-irregularities Buenos Aires, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Argentina''s President Mauricio Macri and other of his Government officials have been formally accused today of alleged irregularities linked to the use of the country''s air space for lucrative ends, amounting to an abuse of power. Habano Festival Highlights Smoking Celebrities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9929&SEO=habano-festival-highlights-smoking-celebrities Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The celebration today of the International Seminar associated to the 19 Festival of Habano bring up details, data and also celebrities who loved and love Cuban Cigars Premium or handmade. Colombian Guerrilla Begins Disarmament Process after Peace Signing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9928&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-begins-disarmament-process-after-peace-signing Bogota, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Insurgent FARC-EP have begun today the disarmament process after more than three months that the Colombian government signed peace, a procedure that should be concluded on May 29th. 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. Melagenine and Heberprot-P at Int'l Workshop in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9926&SEO=melagenine-and-heberprot-p-at-intl-workshop-in-cuba Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The use of Cuban drugs for the treatment of dermatological diseases such as vitiligo, severe psoriasis, diabetic foot and basal carcinoma will capture the attention of participants during the International Workshop on Dermatology, which closes here today. Experts Appreciate Quality of Cuban Tobacco Arable Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9925&SEO=experts-appreciate-quality-of-cuban-tobacco-arable-lands Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign tobacco experts have appreciated here the Cuban agricultural procedure in crops of this plant in the western province of Pinar del Rio. Daesh Leader Recognizes Defeat in Iraq, Local Television Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9924&SEO=daesh-leader-recognizes-defeat-in-iraq-local-television-says 01 de marzo de 2017, 08:29Baghdad, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Before the government offensive in the west of Mosul, the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has warned his men to hide, flee or immolate, according to a report from the Iraqi TV channel Alsumaria. Trump Exposes His Approach to US Economy Problems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9923&SEO=trump-exposes-his-approach-to-us-economy-problems Washington, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The United States needs the joint work of Republicans and Democrats beyond party differences to solve pressing economic problems, President Donald Trump said before the Congress. Regional Summit in Pakistan Focused on Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9920&SEO=regional-summit-in-pakistan-focused-on-integration Islamabad, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Dignitaries participating in the 13th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which is taking place in this capital, agreed today on the need to promote regional integration. China invites Turkish President Erdogan to Beijing Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9919&SEO=china-invites-turkish-president-erdogan-to-beijing-summit Ankara, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited by his Chinese peer, Xi Jinping, to the summit of world leaders to carry out the project of the New Silk Route, informed state channel TRT. Cuba Invests on Electrochemical Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9918&SEO=cuba-invests-on-electrochemical-industry Por Julia CruzataHavana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The construction of an electrochemical plant in Cuba, to meet demands from public health, sugarcane and oil industries, has commenced following an investment of over 4,6 million US dollars. Cuba Recovering Refined Wax Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9917&SEO=cuba-recovering-refined-wax-production 01 de marzo de 2017, 00:40Por María Julia MayoralHavana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) A plant for the production of refined wax - the only of its type in Cuba - is once again operational in Majibacoa, a municipality in the eastern province of Las Tunas, following an investment program to rescue a facility closed for more than 20 years. 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. Value of Cuba-USA Cultural Exchange Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9909&SEO=value-of-cuba-usa-cultural-exchange-highlighted 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:35Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The renowned U.S. musician Frank London pointed out today the importance of the cultural exchange between his country and Cuba, by participating in the premier of Hatuey, a work he composed for the company Opera de la Calle. Over 16,000 Iraqi Displaced People for Western Mosul Combats. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9907&SEO=over-16000-iraqi-displaced-people-for-western-mosul-combats. 28 de febrero de 2017, 17:13United Nations, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) More than 16,000 Iraqi nationals left their homes to get away from combats in Mosul, where the Iraqi army and its allies are trying to drive the Islamic state (EI) out, according to the UN. Trump´s US 2018 Federal Budget Proposal Rejected. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9905&SEO=trumpas-us-2018-federal-budget-proposal-rejected. 28 de febrero de 2017, 16:37Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s 2018 federal budget proposal was motionless from the very beginning, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said. Exports of Cuban Habanos Grew in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9903&SEO=exports-of-cuban-habanos-grew-in-2016 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:59Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The value of exports of Cuban habanos in 2016 reportedly rose to 445 million US dollars, a 5% increase compared to the previous year. Guyana Warns About Impact of US Migratory Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9902&SEO=guyana-warns-about-impact-of-us-migratory-measures 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:54Georgetown, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Guyana is preparing to respond to the emergency caused by the new immigration policy decreed by the United States President Donald Trump, stated today an expert of the Caribbean country''s foreign ministry. Revenues in Cuba of Spanish Hotel Chain Melia Grew in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9900&SEO=revenues-in-cuba-of-spanish-hotel-chain-melia-grew-in-2016 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:40Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish hotel chain Melia has reported a 10.3% growth in 2016 in its operations in Cuba, largely attributed to improved rates, mainly in the cities of Havana and Santiago de Cuba. UN: Russia Denounces Crusade for Change of Regime in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9898&SEO=un-russia-denounces-crusade-for-change-of-regime-in-syria 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:36United Nations, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned today at the UN Security Council a crusade by Western countries to force a regime change in Syria, which includes the attempt to impose sanctions for an alleged use of chemical weapons. Paris: US Blockade on Cuba Violates International Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9896&SEO=paris-us-blockade-on-cuba-violates-international-law 28 de febrero de 2017, 15:18Paris, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The US blockade against Cuba violates international law and constitutes the main obstacle to the development of the Caribbean nation, participants stated today in a symposium on the current situation on the island. Predicted High Participation in ACS Meeting in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9895&SEO=predicted-high-participation-in-acs-meeting-in-cuba 28 de febrero de 2017, 14:45Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) All member countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) confirmed their attendance at the First Cooperation Conference of this mechanism, taking place on March 8 in this capital, informed the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Cuba, France to Expand and Diversify Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9893&SEO=cuba-france-to-expand-and-diversify-bilateral-ties 28 de febrero de 2017, 14:29Paris, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and France are experiencing a highly favorable period for the development of bilateral relations in all sectors, agreed today the speakers of a conference held in Paris and dedicated to the Caribbean nation. Cuban Journalists Pay Homage to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9891&SEO=cuban-journalists-pay-homage-to-fidel-castro Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) With the photographic exhibition Los agradecidos te acompañan (The Grateful Ones Accompany You), press workers in Ciego de Ávila - central Cuban province - pay homage to the historic leader of the Revolution of this country, Fidel Castro. Terrorists Launch Mortar Attacks Against Damascus Neighborhood http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9889&SEO=terrorists-launch-mortar-attacks-against-damascus-neighborhood Damascus, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The Police Command confirmed that seven people were wounded by mortar attacks in Al Adawi neighborhood, east of Damascus, where they also caused damage to homes and public buildings. Canadian Author Lauds Fidel's Contribution to Political Excellence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9888&SEO=canadian-author-lauds-fidels-contribution-to-political-excellence Por Roberto Garcia HernandezHavana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, made a great contribution to the culture of political excellence and the consolidation of democracy in Cuba, according to the Canadian author Arnold August. SpaceX Plans 2018 First Flight Circling the Moon With Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9887&SEO=spacex-plans-2018-first-flight-circling-the-moon-with-tourists Washington,Feb 28 (Prensa Latina)The Space Exploration Technologies Corp.,SPACEX, plans to send two private citizens on a tourist trip around the moon late next year. 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. Thousands of Colombian Families to Leave the Coca Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9884&SEO=thousands-of-colombian-families-to-leave-the-coca-economy Bogota, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) About 55,000 Colombian families will voluntarily replace coca fields for other plantations, a program sponsored by the government and will be accompanied in the territories by the FARC-EP, the Presidential Palace (seat of government) stated. Somalia's President Declares National Disaster Due to Extreme Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9883&SEO=somalias-president-declares-national-disaster-due-to-extreme-drought ogadiscio, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina)President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed ‘Farmajo'' has declared the ongoing drought in the country as a ‘national disaster''. Amidst Tension Afghanistan Snubbs Pakistan in Regional Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9882&SEO=amidst-tension-afghanistan-snubbs-pakistan-in-regional-summit Islamabad, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Symptom of the tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kabul will send a low-level delegation to the thirteenth summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), which will open its doors tomorrow in this capital. French Singer Edith Piaff at the Museum of Wooden Sculptures in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9881&SEO=french-singer-edith-piaff-at-the-museum-of-wooden-sculptures-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Edith Piaff is now part of the Museum of Wooden Sculptures of Casa de la Memoria Escénica (CME) in this western city, a hall that recognizes authors and theatrical plays of the country. Japanese Emperor Begins Visit to Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9880&SEO=japanese-emperor-begins-visit-to-vietnam Hanoi, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Emperor Akihito and his wife Michiko started an official visit to Vietnam today, considered a new impetus to bilateral relations. Guatemala Second in illiteracy Rate in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9879&SEO=guatemala-second-in-illiteracy-rate-in-latin-america Guatemala, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala is the second country in Latin America, after Brazil, with the highest illiteracy rate: 12 percent points, noted reports from the National Literacy Committee (Conalfa). Eliona Svitolina Celebrates 250th Win In Kuala Lumpur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9878&SEO=eliona-svitolina-celebrates-250th-win-in-kuala-lumpur Kuala Lumpur, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The No.1 seed Ukraine Elina Svitolina continued her fine form with a 6-2, 6-3 over qualifier Korean Su Jeong Jang in the first round of the Alya WTA Malaysian Open. Protests in Canada Due to Inauguration of Trump Tower http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9877&SEO=protests-in-canada-due-to-inauguration-of-trump-tower Ottawa, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of activists from Canadian social organizations will participate in a protest against the opening of a building with the name of US President Donald Trump in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. 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. Violence against Foreigners Despicable, Says South Africa Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9870&SEO=violence-against-foreigners-despicable-says-south-africa-minister Pretoria, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) In condemning the recent spate of violence that erupted in Tshwane and in Johannesburg directed at foreign nationals, South Africa''s Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom branded such behavior as despicable. Elections in France: Towards the Elimination of Big Parties? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9869&SEO=elections-in-france-towards-the-elimination-of-big-parties Por Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The latest polls on the elections in France show that the extreme rightwing candidate Marine Le Pen and the centrist contender Emmanuel Macron are the favorites, a new panorama in the country. Habano Festival Participants Visit Plantations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9867&SEO=habano-festival-participants-visit-plantations Havana, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) As part of one of the most attractive days of the 19th Habano Festival, attendees are touring today tobacco plantations in the western region, the best known area in the world of this crop. Trump Justifies Increased Military Spending with Stronger Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9865&SEO=trump-justifies-increased-military-spending-with-stronger-economy Washington, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The 54 billion dollars proposed as additional Defense spending in the next US budget will be offset by a stronger economy, President Donald Trump said today. South African Pres. Fight against Crime a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9864&SEO=south-african-pres.-fight-against-crime-a-priority Pretoria, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma involved himself today in the campaign against crime when he visited Soshanguve Block L, an area of the country''s capital plagued with criminal offenses. Russia Accuses US of Trying to Impose an Economic Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9863&SEO=russia-accuses-us-of-trying-to-impose-an-economic-blockade Moscow, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Russia accused the US Congress of trying to impose a kind of economic blockade on it by pushing for a bill to prevent President Donald Trump from easing sanctions against the country. UNICEF Calls for Action to Protect Migrant Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9862&SEO=unicef-calls-for-action-to-protect-migrant-children UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) called today for concrete action to ensure the safety of migrant children after hundreds were killed in 2016 on the Mediterranean Sea route. Cuba Explores in France Technologies for Better Use of Water http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9861&SEO=cuba-explores-in-france-technologies-for-better-use-of-water By Luisa Maria GonzalezParis, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the National Institute of Hydraulic Resource of Cuba has complied in France with a broad agenda aimed at exploring technologies that allow a better distribution and use of water, Abel Salas, the entity's first vice president, said. 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. UK To Slow Down Free Europeans Movement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9858&SEO=uk-to-slow-down-free-europeans-movement London, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The British government plans to call a halt to free movement of Europeans in the United Kingdom, when it activates the process for its exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, a parliamentarian stated. Under Investigation William Ryan Owens´s Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9856&SEO=under-investigation-william-ryan-owensas-death 27 de febrero de 2017, 17:31Washington, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The White House announced that the Pentagon will conduct an investigation into US Navy SEAL William Rayan Owens´s death in Yemen, who was killed in the first military mission approved by President Donald Trump. South Korea Unstoppable for THAAD Deployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9854&SEO=south-korea-unstoppable-for-thaad-deployment 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:54Seoul, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Lotte Co., Ltd, South Korea´s fifth largest multinational conglomerate decided to deploy U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) system on land that is part of a golf course owned by Lotte. Cuban Vice-President Welcomes Leader of Polisario Front http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9849&SEO=cuban-vice-president-welcomes-leader-of-polisario-front 27 de febrero de 2017, 16:05Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Council of State Salvador Valdes welcomed today the member of the Permanent Bureau of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front, Hamma Salama, visiting the island at the invitation of the Communist Party of Cuba. Syrian Army Launched Offensive in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9848&SEO=syrian-army-launched-offensive-in-damascus 27 de febrero de 2017, 15:26Damascus, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army launched an offensive against Qabum-settled terrorist groups, about 10 kilometers northeast of Damascus, military sources confirmed. Cuba Guarantees Habanos´ Quality and Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9846&SEO=cuba-guarantees-habanosa-quality-and-supplies 27 de febrero de 2017, 14:54Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba guarantees the quality and supply of Premium cigars (handmade) to the international market, the authorities stated during the first day of the 19th Habano Festival. Avian Flu Kills 42,000 Birds in Nigerian Farms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9842&SEO=avian-flu-kills-42000-birds-in-nigerian-farms 27 de febrero de 2017, 13:16Abuja, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina)Avian influenza killed 42,000 birds in 12 farms in Plateau,Nigeria between January and February 2017, according to the local chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria. Its Chairman, John Dasar, said on Monday in Jos, that more birds were being depopulated in some farms to prevent further spread of the bird flu. Independent Candidates Aspire to Mexican Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9841&SEO=independent-candidates-aspire-to-mexican-presidency Mexico, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The presidential elections in Mexico scheduled for 2018 begin to have independent candidates, the most recent one, Emilio Alvarez, former executive secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). SETI Has Already Tried Listening to TRAPPIST-1 for Aliens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9840&SEO=seti-has-already-tried-listening-to-trappist-1-for-aliens 27 de febrero de 2017, 12:09Washington, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Trappist-1 system has been featured in the news quite a bit lately. In May of 2016, it appeared in the headlines after researchers announced the discovery of three exoplanets orbiting around the red dwarf star. Cuban Delegation at Rio 2016 Receives IOC Olympic Button http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9838&SEO=cuban-delegation-at-rio-2016-receives-ioc-olympic-button Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation that attended the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 will receive today the Olympic Button of the International Olympic Committee at the Morro-Cabaña complex in Havana. Premier of Alberta, Canada, Visits the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9836&SEO=premier-of-alberta-canada-visits-the-usa Ottawa, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Premier of Alberta Rachel Notley officially visited today Washington DC to discuss with the US authorities the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 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. Russia Will Protect Tajikistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9834&SEO=russia-will-protect-tajikistan-border Dushambe, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Russia has agreed today to use its armed forces base in Tajikistan to protect the border of that Central Asian republic with Afghanistan, following a meeting here of the two countries'' presidents. Renewable Energy to Save Billions of Dollars in Saudi Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9833&SEO=renewable-energy-to-save-billions-of-dollars-in-saudi-kingdom 27 de febrero de 2017, 11:08Riyadh, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia could save up to 87 billion dollars by 2030 when it is fully inserted into the use of solar energy, a study by Orient Planet entity predicted. Number of Migrants Returned to Guatemala Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9832&SEO=number-of-migrants-returned-to-guatemala-increase Guatemala, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of people returned by the United States to Guatemala has increased to 3,756 since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, reports noted today. Mobile Phone Users to Exceed Five Billion This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9831&SEO=mobile-phone-users-to-exceed-five-billion-this-year Madrid, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Mobile phone users will exceed five billion by the middle of this year, reported the global consortium of operators GSMA, promoter of the World Mobile Congress inaugurated today in Spain. Latest News of Cuban Center for Neurological Restoration Stressed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9830&SEO=latest-news-of-cuban-center-for-neurological-restoration-stressed Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The application of the non-invasive brain stimulation is one of the latest news of the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN), the only one of its kind in the world, celebrating its 28th anniversary, media reported here today. Increase in Defense Spending in US Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9829&SEO=increase-in-defense-spending-in-us-budget 27 de febrero de 2017, 10:57Washington, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The budget plan for the next fiscal year in the United States will see a sharp increase in defense spending, according to press reports released today. South Africa Prepares a Great Paleontological Exhibition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9828&SEO=south-africa-prepares-a-great-paleontological-exhibition 27 de febrero de 2017, 10:42Pretoria, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cradle of Humankind, a world-known group of paleontological and archaeological sites in South Africa, prepares what could be considered today the largest exhibition of human remains in the world. 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. Iran Reiterates Criticism of Trump by Praising Oscar for The Salesman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9824&SEO=iran-reiterates-criticism-of-trump-by-praising-oscar-for-the-salesman 27 de febrero de 2017, 09:45Tehran, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Iran received today the Oscar won by director Asghar Farhadi with ''The Salesman'' as another triumph for his cinematography and an occasion to lash out at US President Donald Trump''s immigration policy. Habano Festival Starts Amid Great Expectation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9822&SEO=habano-festival-starts-amid-great-expectation Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The 19th edition of the Habano Festival is beginning today in this capital with a great expectation that catches the attention of at least 1,000 people from some 50 nations. Ecuador: Poll Places Ruling Party Candidate First for Ballotage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9821&SEO=ecuador-poll-places-ruling-party-candidate-first-for-ballotage 27 de febrero de 2017, 08:48Quito, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The ruling party candidate for president in the second round of elections in Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, is today ahead of his rival, the ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, by 18 points, according to a survey released by the Center for Social Research. 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. Maradona Remembers 40 Years of Debut with Argentinean Soccer Team http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9813&SEO=maradona-remembers-40-years-of-debut-with-argentinean-soccer-team Buenos Aires, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean former soccer star Diego Armando Maradona remembered with joy his 40 years from his debut with the Argentinean national soccer team, in a message in the social networks Sunday. 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. Gilberto Santa Rosa and Gente de Zona Bring Music to Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9809&SEO=gilberto-santa-rosa-and-gente-de-zona-bring-music-to-ecuador Quito, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican recognized singer Gilberto Santa Rosa and the popular Cuban group Gente de Zona will offer concerts in Ambato, in the framework of the Festival of Flowers and Fruits in 2017, in the Ecuadorian city. 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. Saudi King Visits Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9806&SEO=saudi-king-visits-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, began an official visit to Malaysia during which several documents for economy, science, education and human resources development cooperation will be signed. India Calls to Increase Science Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9805&SEO=india-calls-to-increase-science-development New Delhi, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his nation needs more scientists to boost national development and fight poverty, one of the main scourges faced by this South Asian nation. Ceremony for the Oscar Awards Comes Up With Polemics http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9804&SEO=ceremony-for-the-oscar-awards-comes-up-with-polemics Los Angeles, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The Oscar Awards are coming to the decisive day. Indian Doctor Released by IS Denounces Terrorist Group Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9802&SEO=indian-doctor-released-by-is-denounces-terrorist-group-crimes 26 de febrero de 2017, 08:45New Delhi, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) After being released the Indian doctor Ramamurthy Kosanam, kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) in Libya 18 months ago, he told several crimes and aspects about the operation of that terrorist organization. Angola: Oil Incomes in January the Biggest in 16 Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9800&SEO=angola-oil-incomes-in-january-the-biggest-in-16-months 26 de febrero de 2017, 08:28Luanda, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan oil incomes in January 2017 were reaching their highest top in 16 months, as reported by the Angolan Finance Ministry in a monthly report on the oil production. 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. WADA Recognizes Insufficient Evidence to Accuse Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9792&SEO=wada-recognizes-insufficient-evidence-to-accuse-russia 25 de febrero de 2017, 17:28Moscow, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today acknowledged the absence of sufficient evidence in the report of the Canadian jurist Richard McClaren''s commission to accuse Russian athletes of violations and doping. Cristina Fernandez Honors Nestor Kirchner on His Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9791&SEO=cristina-fernandez-honors-nestor-kirchner-on-his-birthday 25 de febrero de 2017, 17:27Buenos Aires, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) ''Today is his 67th birthday, we need him every day'', Cristina Fernandez posted on the social networks to celebrate the birthday anniversary of her husband, late former President Nestor Kirchner. Fast Construction of Controversial Oil Pipeline in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9790&SEO=fast-construction-of-controversial-oil-pipeline-in-u.s. Washington, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The controversial oil pipeline Dakota Access in the United States, could be operative before expected due to the advance of construction facilitated by president Donald Trump, it became known this week. 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 President Zuma Asserts South Africa Not a Xenophobic Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9788&SEO=president-zuma-asserts-south-africa-not-a-xenophobic-country 25 de febrero de 2017, 14:05Pretoria, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is not a xenophobic country and the human rights of all people are respected, President Jacob Zuma has asserted following violent incidents on Friday. Evidence against Russian Athletes Insufficient, WADA Acknowledges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9787&SEO=evidence-against-russian-athletes-insufficient-wada-acknowledges Moscow, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has acknowledged today the insufficient evidence in the report of the Canadian sports lawyer Richard McLaren''s commission to accuse Russian athletes of violations and doping. 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. Third-hand Smoke, a Little Estimated Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9785&SEO=third-hand-smoke-a-little-estimated-risk Por By Ana Laura ArbesúLa Habana, (Prensa Latina) Main cause of many diseases, smoking is harmful to those who practice it, but also leaves a mark on the people who surround the smoker and on things, from clothing, to furniture and walls. François Hollande Asks Trump to Refrain from Criticizing Paris http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9784&SEO=francois-hollande-asks-trump-to-refrain-from-criticizing-paris Paris, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) French President François Hollande urged today his American counterpart, Donald Trump, to refrain from criticizing Paris, an unfriendly attitude among friendly countries, he said. Debates on Migration Policy are Increasingly Topical in the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9783&SEO=debates-on-migration-policy-are-increasingly-topical-in-the-us Washington, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Debates on President Donald Trump''s inmigration policy, in particular, its new directives to accelerate the detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants, are today becoming increasingly topical and becoming the major news story in the United States. Fixed, Mobile Phone Tariffs in Argentina to Rise in March, April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9782&SEO=fixed-mobile-phone-tariffs-in-argentina-to-rise-in-march-april Buenos Aires, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) A new rise in prices is near for Argentineans who as of March and April will have to pay more for the service of fixed and mobile telephone rates, alerted today a specialized publication. Europeans to Attend Meeting on Bioceanic Train Project in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9781&SEO=europeans-to-attend-meeting-on-bioceanic-train-project-in-bolivia La Paz, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Businesspeople of Gertmany and Switzerland will attend the meeting on the Bioceanic Central Railway Corridor (BCRC), scheduled for next March in Bolivia, announced the local media. Oscar-nominated Filmmakers Condemn US and other Countries Problems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9779&SEO=oscar-nominated-filmmakers-condemn-us-and-other-countries-problems Los Angeles, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Directors of 2017 Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Films disapprove of the climate of fanaticism and nationalism, which in their opinion, is seen in the United States and other countries. 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. Saudi Foreign Minister Seeks Iraq Rapprochement and Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9777&SEO=saudi-foreign-minister-seeks-iraq-rapprochement-and-cooperation Baghdad, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia''s Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, discussed today with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ways to boost relations between the two nations, a step that would seek to counteract the country''s affinity with Iran. Hemingway's Most Revered Havana Bar Turns 200 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9774&SEO=hemingways-most-revered-havana-bar-turns-200 Por Francisco MenéndezHavana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) 2017 will be a joyous year for Havana''s famous El Floridita restaurant and bar, Ernest Hemingway''s favorite, which will mark the 200th anniversary of its founding in July with an ample program of cocktail competitions and other celebratory events. Cuba Protecting Her Biodiversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9773&SEO=cuba-protecting-her-biodiversity Por Laura ArbesúHavana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, under the auspices of the UN Development Program (UNDP), is implementing a strategic flora and fauna conservation and preservation initiative that involves an undertaking to implement a series of concrete actions until the year 2020. Volunteer Brigades to Assist the Colombian Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9771&SEO=volunteer-brigades-to-assist-the-colombian-guerrillas By Adalys Pilar Mireles Dark Business, Piñera to Declare as Imputed in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9767&SEO=dark-business-pinera-to-declare-as-imputed-in-chile 24 de febrero de 2017, 17:20Santiago, Chile, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The imminent right-wing presidential candidate in Chile, Sebastián Piñera, is due to appear before the court as imputed for the purchase of shares in a Peruvian fishery. CNN and NY Times Barred from White House Press Briefings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9763&SEO=cnn-and-ny-times-barred-from-white-house-press-briefings 24 de febrero de 2017, 16:57Washington, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) In a upward trend of President Donald Trump''s war against US press, the White House banned CNN and other news media from participating in a meeting at the US executive mansion. Trump Promises to Expedite Construction of US-Mexico Border Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9761&SEO=trump-promises-to-expedite-construction-of-us-mexico-border-wall 24 de febrero de 2017, 16:28Washington, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) United States President Donald Trump has bowed to start building a large wall on the Mexican border ''soon, way ahead of schedule'', while defended his policy of massive deportation of undocumented immigrants. Nomination of Prime Minister by President Creates Surprises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9760&SEO=nomination-of-prime-minister-by-president-creates-surprises 24 de febrero de 2017, 16:26Port-au-Prince, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian President Jovenel Moise surprised the political class of his country today, on having proposed Jacques Guy Lafontant, a doctor not known by the politicians, as his Prime Minister. Cuban Singer Danay Suarez Finalist in Viña del Mar Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9756&SEO=cuban-singer-danay-suarez-finalist-in-vina-del-mar-contest Viña del Mar, Chile, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Danay Suarez was finalist with the 6,2-highest score at the 58th International Viña del Mar Song Festival. Mexico Against Receiving Foreigners Deported from USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9754&SEO=mexico-against-receiving-foreigners-deported-from-usa 24 de febrero de 2017, 14:51Mexico, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio, stressed that Mexico will not accept foreign migrants who have been deported by the United States. UNICEF Calls to Eradicate Shameful Soldier Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9753&SEO=unicef-calls-to-eradicate-shameful-soldier-children 24 de febrero de 2017, 14:34United Nations, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations International Children''s Fund (UNICEF) called today the international community to play a decisive role in eradicating the soldier-children phenomenon. France Expresses Support to Cuba in Front of Provocation Attempts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9752&SEO=france-expresses-support-to-cuba-in-front-of-provocation-attempts 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:48Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The French solidarity association Cuba Si France, today expressed its full support for the Caribbean nation, whose government reacted in recent days to a new attempt at provocation from ultra-right and anti-Cuban groups. Cuban Women: Examples of Rebelliousness and Revolutionary Dedication http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9751&SEO=cuban-women-examples-of-rebelliousness-and-revolutionary-dedication 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:47Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) General Esther ''Tete,'' Puebla, member of the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution, asserted today that women in this country were examples of rebelliousness and dedication. Iran Reaffirms That Palestinian Cause Remains a High Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9750&SEO=iran-reaffirms-that-palestinian-cause-remains-a-high-priority 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:08Tehran Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian cause remains a high priority for Iran, stressed a senior cleric said today by expressing solidarity with the people days after an international conference to support the Intifada (Revolt) against Israel. 636 Million Euros Will Be Donated to the Lake Chad Basin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9749&SEO=636-million-euros-will-be-donated-to-the-lake-chad-basin 24 de febrero de 2017, 13:02Oslo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) A group of 14 countries pledged today at the Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and Lake Chad to allocate 636 million euros in humanitarian aid to the population of the basin. ALADI Proposal for Integration Accord Is Supported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9748&SEO=aladi-proposal-for-integration-accord-is-supported Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Committee of Representatives for the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) expressed its support to the proposal by the secretary-general of the organization, Carlos Alvarez, of working for a Latin American Comprehensive Economic-Trade Agreement. Van Halen Donates 75 Guitars for Young People of Limited Resources http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9747&SEO=van-halen-donates-75-guitars-for-young-people-of-limited-resources 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:55Los Angeles, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Dutch musician Eddie Van Halen donated today 75 guitars to a US foundation that helps young people with limited financial resources to study music. Angolan Delegation Pays Tribute to Cuban War Veterans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9745&SEO=angolan-delegation-pays-tribute-to-cuban-war-veterans Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan minister and head of the Presidential Civil House, Manuel da Cruz, and the delegation accompanying him during his official visit to Cuba paid tribute to Cuban war veterans and internationalists here today. Recognized UNICEF Support To Cuban Territories Affected by Hurricane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9744&SEO=recognized-unicef-support-to-cuban-territories-affected-by-hurricane Guantanamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities recognized the support of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) in the recovery of areas affected by Hurricane Matthew in the Cuban east, officials said. Pope Francis Supports Political Negotiation in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9743&SEO=pope-francis-supports-political-negotiation-in-venezuela Caracas, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis ratified his commitment to the negotiation process between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition in order to consolidate peace and economic stability, and blessed the country, media outlets reported today. Beginning of the Cuban Independence War Recollected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9740&SEO=beginning-of-the-cuban-independence-war-recollected 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:28Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Authorities and settlers in the locality of Ibarra, in the western province of Matanzas, recollected today the anniversary 122 of the beginning of the Independence War (1895-1898), organized by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti. Cuba, China Values Judicial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9739&SEO=cuba-china-values-judicial-cooperation 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:25Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador in China, Miguel Angel Ramirez and Hu Zejun, deputy Attorney General of the Asian country talk here today about the possibility of increasing judicial cooperation between the two countries. German Scholars Interested in Preserving Cuban Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9738&SEO=german-scholars-interested-in-preserving-cuban-heritage 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:23Guantánamo, Cuba, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Doctors from the University of Bamberg in Germany have expressed interest in establishing cooperation agreements with Cuba for the preservation of the natural and architectural heritage, sources from Guantánamo University informed today. Russia Appoints Petr Ilichev Ambassador to the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9737&SEO=russia-appoints-petr-ilichev-ambassador-to-the-un 24 de febrero de 2017, 12:21Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Russian government has appointed Petr Ilichev Ambassador to the United Nations to fill the void left by the sudden death of Vitaly Churkin, whose funeral takes place today in this capital. Inequalities Accentuate Challenges to Face Food Crisis, Says FAO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9682&SEO=inequalities-accentuate-challenges-to-face-food-crisis-says-fao Rome, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) presented 15 trends and 10 challenges that its member countries must take into account today to confront the global food crisis. South Africa to Export Beef to China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9736&SEO=south-africa-to-export-beef-to-china 24 de febrero de 2017, 11:22Pretoria, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) South African smallholder farmers will have access to the Chinese market thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Entry and Exit Animal Inspection and Quarantine between Pretoria and Beijing. Parents of the 43 Normalists Convene a National Convention in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9735&SEO=parents-of-the-43-normalists-convene-a-national-convention-in-mexico 24 de febrero de 2017, 11:12Mexico, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The V National People''s Convention was convened here today by parents of the 43 disappeared normalists from Azotzinapa, with the purpose of modifying at the root of the country''s economic, political and social model. Uruguayan Senator Backs Cuba's Decision on OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9734&SEO=uruguayan-senator-backs-cubas-decision-on-oas-secretary-general Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the Broad Front (Frente Amplio), Leonardo de Leon, has said he fully supports Cuba''s decision to deny the entry visa into the Caribbean country of OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro. At Least 136 Detainees in 24 Hours Due to Violence in Pretoria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9732&SEO=at-least-136-detainees-in-24-hours-due-to-violence-in-pretoria 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:50Pretoria, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 136 persons were detained in the last 24 hours related to tensions between foreigners and nationals in this capital, South African Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane said today. Cuban Viengsay Valdes Shares Experiences in US Ballet Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9731&SEO=cuban-viengsay-valdes-shares-experiences-in-us-ballet-contest 24 de febrero de 2017, 10:48Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Viengsay Valdes, a leading dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), is sharing professional experiences with young participants in the semi-finals of the Youth American Grand Prix contest, in the United States. RT Television Network Denounces Alleged Democrat Plan to Oust Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9729&SEO=rt-television-network-denounces-alleged-democrat-plan-to-oust-trump Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) RT (formerly called Russia Today), a state-run Russian television network, denounced today the existence of an alleged Democratic Party plan to remove US President Donald Trump, who appeared as a Republican candidate in the November election. Ecuadorian Communists Call for Random Recount of Votes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9728&SEO=ecuadorian-communists-call-for-random-recount-of-votes Quito, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The recount of a random sample of the total number of votes issued after the general elections that recently took place is the request that the Ecuadorian Communist Party (PCE) maintains today to the National Electoral Council of this South American country. Cuba Remembers Restart of Struggles for Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9727&SEO=cuba-remembers-restart-of-struggles-for-independence Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cubans are celebrating today the 122nd anniversary of the resumption of the unfinished battle to conquer their independence from the Spanish metropolis, known for historiography as the Necessary War. 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. Venezuela to Contest French Gov't for Discriminating against Skier http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9668&SEO=venezuela-to-contest-french-govt-for-discriminating-against-skier Caracas (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez said that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will present today a complaint to the French government for the discriminatory behavior of its authorities against the skier Adrián Solano. Socialists and Leftists Ready to Negotiate Alliance in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9725&SEO=socialists-and-leftists-ready-to-negotiate-alliance-in-france 24 de febrero de 2017, 08:42Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Socialist candidate for the elections in France, Benoit Hamon, declared himself today open to discussing a possible alliance with leftist rival Jean-Luc Melenchon, who showed yesterday he is ready and open to a negotiation. Russia Rejects Trump's Position of Ignoring Start-3 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9724&SEO=russia-rejects-trumps-position-of-ignoring-start-3 24 de febrero de 2017, 08:28Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today the position of US President Donald Trump, who described as unilateral the agreement to reduce and limit strategic offensive weapons (Start-3). 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. Argentineans Face Further Price Hikes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9718&SEO=argentineans-face-further-price-hikes Buenos Aires, (Prensa Latina) The cost of electricity, toll, transportation and private healthcare services in Argentina rose further in February, and there seems to be no end in sight to such sustained increases. Caracol Co. Will Stand Out at the Havana Cigar Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9717&SEO=caracol-co.-will-stand-out-at-the-havana-cigar-festival Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cigar Houses, attached to the Caracol Co., are ideal places to satisfy the most demanding tastes of cigar lovers. In these places, customers can enjoy the excellent service they deserve. 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. Venezuela Calls for Meeting of Foreign Ministers to Support Palestine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9713&SEO=venezuela-calls-for-meeting-of-foreign-ministers-to-support-palestine 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:59Caracas, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said today that Venezuela, as temporary president of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), called for a meeting of foreign ministers to support the Palestinian people. Syrian Government and Opposition Call for Dialogue and Peace in UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9711&SEO=syrian-government-and-opposition-call-for-dialogue-and-peace-in-un 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:34By Waldo Mendiluza More than a Million Homes to Be Built or Repaired http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9710&SEO=more-than-a-million-homes-to-be-built-or-repaired 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:30Caracas, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday, that the Bolivarian government of Venezuela will construct, or repair, more than a million homes in all the national territory in 2017. Trinidad & Tobago: More than 700 Cases of the Zika Virus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9709&SEO=trinidad-tobago-more-than-700-cases-of-the-zika-virus 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:11Port Spain, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The sanitary authorities of Trinidad & Tobago reported 718 confirmed cases of the zika virus, since the appearance of this disease for the first time since February 2016. 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. Agreement on Construction of Infrastructures Signed by Cuba and Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9705&SEO=agreement-on-construction-of-infrastructures-signed-by-cuba-and-japan Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Japan signed today a memorandum of understanding to build high quality infrastructures in construction, transportation and tourism, while strengthening bilateral ties. Boxing Helps Strengthening Links between Cuba and US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9704&SEO=boxing-helps-strengthening-links-between-cuba-and-us Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The boxing dual meet between a Cuban provincial team, and a team from the US city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, showed that sport exchanges between Cuba and the US are opening ways for normalization of bilateral relations. Announced Socialist-Environmentalist Alliance for Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9702&SEO=announced-socialist-environmentalist-alliance-for-elections-in-france Paris, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Political ecologist Yannick Jadot announced today the decision to resign his candidacy for the presidential elections in France and form an alliance around the socialist candidate Benoit Hamon. IMF Former Director Rodrigo Rato Convicted of Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9699&SEO=imf-former-director-rodrigo-rato-convicted-of-fraud Madrid, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Rodrigo Rato was sentenced today to four and a half years in prison, for continued misappropriation as a banker in Spain. Cuba Shows Contemporary Art in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9697&SEO=cuba-shows-contemporary-art-in-spain Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Works by renowned contemporary artists are representing Cuba in the 12th edition of the Art Madrid 17 Fair, held in the Spanish capital, said today the Cuban Cultural Heritage Fund Thursday. 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. Iranian-Saudi Talks on Hajj Surrounded by Silence, Suspicion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9688&SEO=iranian-saudi-talks-on-hajj-surrounded-by-silence-suspicion 23 de febrero de 2017, 12:15Riyadh, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from Saudi Arabia and Iran are holding a second day of negotiations to decide on the assistance of Muslims from the Persian country to the next Hajj procession, although under strict silence and obvious mutual mistrust. 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. Geneva Holds New Inter-Syrian Round of Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9686&SEO=geneva-holds-new-inter-syrian-round-of-peace-talks 23 de febrero de 2017, 12:09United Nations, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian government and opposition delegations started today a new round of peace talks at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, after 10 months of the failure of the last attempt to end the conflict. Cuba Starts 2017 Salsa Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9681&SEO=cuba-starts-2017-salsa-festival Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival convenes today in this capital many of the most popular dance music orchestras in Cuba, in order to visualize those dances and sounds that win followers around the world. Right to Abortion in El Salvador Opens Controversy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9680&SEO=right-to-abortion-in-el-salvador-opens-controversy San Salvador, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Abortion in El Salvador - where it is absolutely forbidden - triggers intense debates today among the most diverse sectors about its approval or not. 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. China, France Agree to Boost Ties and Cooperation in Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9678&SEO=china-france-agree-to-boost-ties-and-cooperation-in-global-issues Beijing, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) China president, Xi Jinping and French prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, who concluded an official visit here, agreed to promote bilateral ties and cooperation in global issues, including climate change. Identity and Cuban Architecture From Eliana Cárdenas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9677&SEO=identity-and-cuban-architecture-from-eliana-cardenas Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The posthumous book of the researcher Eliana Cárdenas (1951-2010): Historiografía e Identidad en la Arquitectura Cubana is now an ecumenical literary work for its exhaustive bibliographical research, as well as a reference for scholars on the subject. Unesco Talks on Heritage Protection in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9676&SEO=unesco-talks-on-heritage-protection-in-iraq Paris, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova opened today an international meeting for the safeguarding of cultural heritage in the free areas of Iraq, with the presence of some 80 experts from several countries. NGO Congratulates Ecuador for Successful Fight Against Tax Havens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9673&SEO=ngo-congratulates-ecuador-for-successful-fight-against-tax-havens Quito, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of the world joined today to the congratulations received by Ecuador following the victory of a popular consultation that is part of the government''s struggle against tax havens. Cuba and Germany Praise State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9672&SEO=cuba-and-germany-praise-state-of-relations Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Deputy Foreign Minister, Rogelio Sierra, and Germany''s Maria Bohmer, revealed in Havana the good state of the political and commercial relations between the two countries, it was reported here today. 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. Three Indian Soldiers Killed in Kashmir Separatist Ambush http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9666&SEO=three-indian-soldiers-killed-in-kashmir-separatist-ambush New Delhi, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Three Indian soldiers were killed and five more wounded today during a separatist insurgent ambush in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, marked by violence by extremist groups. Peruvian President to Meet Trump at the White House http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9660&SEO=peruvian-president-to-meet-trump-at-the-white-house Lima, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, will travel today to the United States for a meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump at the White House. UN Calls for Pressing Actions on Famine Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9656&SEO=un-calls-for-pressing-actions-on-famine-risk 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:49United Nations ,Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a first-priority response from the international community to save over 20 million people threatened with famine in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria. Venezuelan Vice President Rebuffs US Accusations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9654&SEO=venezuelan-vice-president-rebuffs-us-accusations 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:30Caracas, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The US Department of Treasury has been deceived by factors interested in not improving Venezuela-USA relations, Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami stated by a letter published in The New York Times. Without Progress, Dialogue between Bolivian Govt and Coca Growers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9652&SEO=without-progress-dialogue-between-bolivian-govt-and-coca-growers 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:05La Paz, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Government Carlos Romero expressed today his concern about the stagnation of dialogue with the coca growers, due to the intransigent positions of that sector regarding a bill presented in Parliament. Iran Confirms End of All Sanctions for Nuclear Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9651&SEO=iran-confirms-end-of-all-sanctions-for-nuclear-program 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:03Tehran, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Vice Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi confirmed today that all sanctions imposed on Iran for its nuclear program were lifted one year after an agreement with six world powers came into effect. Lawyer of Panamanian Ex-Presidential Family to Collaborate with Justi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9649&SEO=lawyer-of-panamanian-ex-presidential-family-to-collaborate-with-justi 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:00Panama, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian lawyer Evelyn Vargas, linked to the children of former President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014), traveled from Mexico today in police custody and will allegedly accept the option of the effective collaboration, according to a new law. Pope Francis for Humanitarian Help for South Sudan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9647&SEO=pope-francis-for-humanitarian-help-for-south-sudan 22 de febrero de 2017, 15:53Rome, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis called for concrete actions for food support to South Sudan, to avoid the death of millions of people by hunger in that African country, among them a lot of children. Cuba, Taiwan Suspend Preparatory Game Due to Rain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9645&SEO=cuba-taiwan-suspend-preparatory-game-due-to-rain Taipei, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s third exhibition game versus Taiwan in its Asia tour in preparation for the 4th World Baseball Classic was suspended today due to the rain. 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. Progress in Cuba-US Relation Must Consolidate, Say Congressmen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9643&SEO=progress-in-cuba-us-relation-must-consolidate-say-congressmen Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from the United States congress visiting Cuba since last Sunday reaffirmed today the willingness of most members of the Capitol to consolidate relations between the United States and the Caribbean nation. Cubans in Nicaragua Against US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9638&SEO=cubans-in-nicaragua-against-us-blockade 22 de febrero de 2017, 12:28Managua, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Nicaragua is preparing its 6th national meeting, in support of its country in the fight against the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States. Cuban Technology Company Present at Mexico's Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9636&SEO=cuban-technology-company-present-at-mexicos-book-fair Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Literary works on biotechnology and healthy cuisine are among the proposals of a Cuban company dedicated to information technologies at the upcoming Mexico Book Fair, the entity announced today. Martin Scorsese's Next Movie Is Heading To Netflix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9635&SEO=martin-scorseses-next-movie-is-heading-to-netflix Los Ángeles, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Netflix has acquired its most prestigious title yet: a Martin Scorsese movie. Tariff Reduction Favors Sales of Vietnamese Coffee to Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9633&SEO=tariff-reduction-favors-sales-of-vietnamese-coffee-to-brazil 22 de febrero de 2017, 11:41Hanoi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The decision by Brazilian authorities to reduce tariffs for importing robusta coffee from 20 to 10 percent has created sale opportunities for the Vietnamese grain to the Latin American country, the report 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. Colombia Announces Extradition of Drug Trafficker from China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9631&SEO=colombia-announces-extradition-of-drug-trafficker-from-china Bogotá, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Foreign Ministry announced today the extradition from China in the coming days of drug trafficker Sara María Galeano, sentenced to 18 years and three months in prison for drug trafficking. South Africa's GDP to Grow 1.3% in 2017; More Investment Needed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9630&SEO=south-africas-gdp-to-grow-1.3-in-2017-more-investment-needed 22 de febrero de 2017, 11:31Pretoria, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of South Africa is forecast to grow 1.3% this year, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told Parliament, warning that the projected growth rate is not sufficient to reduce unemployment or impact significantly on poverty and inequality. Israeli Prime Minister Visits Australia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9629&SEO=israeli-prime-minister-visits-australia Sydney, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began an official visit to Australia today, preceded by calls for the government of this continent to officially recognize the Palestinian state. Global Food Security at Risk, FAO Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9625&SEO=global-food-security-at-risk-fao-warns 22 de febrero de 2017, 11:18Rome, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Increasing pressures on natural resources, social inequalities and the effects of climate change threaten mankind''s ability to feed itself, FAO warned today. 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. Economic Renovation and Growth, priorities in South Africa's Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9623&SEO=economic-renovation-and-growth-priorities-in-south-africas-budget Pretoria, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Industrialization, economic transformation, agricultural development, land reform and social improvement are priorities of South Africa''s new budget, presented by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to the National Assembly. China Prepares BRICS 2017 Pre-summit Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9622&SEO=china-prepares-brics-2017-pre-summit-meeting Beijing, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) China is adding the finishing touches for the first meeting of representatives of BRICS member countries prior to the 9th summit to be held tomorrow in Nanjing, the capital of eastern Jiangsu Province. Guatemalan President Promises to Respond Indigenous Demands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9621&SEO=guatemalan-president-promises-to-respond-indigenous-demands Guatemala, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) President Jimmy Morales has promised to respond the demands from the Mayors'' Board of Directors of the 48 districts in Totonicapan, the most representative institution of the Mayan Quiche people in western Guatemala. 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. USA Prepares New Plan to Send Ground Troops to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9619&SEO=usa-prepares-new-plan-to-send-ground-troops-to-syria Washington, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) US military command is preparing today a new plan to increase the military presence on Syrian territory, without the consent of Damascus authorities, to strengthen operations against the Islamic State (IS). 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. Raul Castro Receives US Congressmen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9616&SEO=raul-castro-receives-us-congressmen Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has received here a delegation from the United States Congress, led by Democrat Senator from Vermont, Patrick Leahy, and Republican Senator from Mississippi, Thad Cochran. 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. Rapid Growth in Consumption Forecast in China this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9610&SEO=rapid-growth-in-consumption-forecast-in-china-this-year Beijing, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina ) The Minister of Trade of China, Gao Hucheng, assured that growth in consumption in the country will keep growing rapidly due to the deepening structural reformo n the side of the offer. Hydroelectric Project El Bala Will Conclude this Year in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9609&SEO=hydroelectric-project-el-bala-will-conclude-this-year-in-bolivia La Paz, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Technical study and preinvestment of the hydroelectric project El Bala, in a protected zone north of this capital, will conclude before this year''s end, said Minister of Energies of Bolivia, Rafael Alarcon. Colombia: Life in a Guerrilla Concentration Zone http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9608&SEO=colombia-life-in-a-guerrilla-concentration-zone Por Felix AlbizuBogota (Prensa Latina) For any guerrilla fighter, a FARC-EP transition area or concentration zone, as it is also known, does not make a big difference from their insurgent camps, where they operated before the peace agreement between the Colombian government and that armed movement. Prevention as a Key to Avoid Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9604&SEO=prevention-as-a-key-to-avoid-natural-disasters Panama, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) After the fright lived Monday, as the consequence of a quake of 5 degrees in the RICHTER scale, the analyses and emergency reports are clearly saying how much important prevention for natural disaster situations is. UN Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights to Visit USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9603&SEO=un-rapporteur-on-indigenous-rights-to-visit-usa United Nations, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, will start today a ten-day visit to the United States to assess the situation of indigenous people. Evo Highlights Importance of Nationalization for Progress of Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9601&SEO=evo-highlights-importance-of-nationalization-for-progress-of-bolivia 21 de febrero de 2017, 17:11La Paz, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) President of Bolivia Evo Morales highlighted today the importance of nationalizing natural resources for the development of the country and reiterated that thanks to this policy it is possible to build thousands of works. Ecuador's Presidential Runoff Imminent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9594&SEO=ecuadors-presidential-runoff-imminent 21 de febrero de 2017, 16:11Quito, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The head of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, admitted today that the trend marks a runoff between Ecuador''s presidential candidates, but that he will wait for the definitive data to confirm the ballot. Cuban Danay Suarez, Outstanding Performance in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9591&SEO=cuban-danay-suarez-outstanding-performance-in-vina-del-mar 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:54Viña del Mar, Chile, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Wearing a vibrant red dress, the young Cuban raper Danay Suárez was really applauded by the demanding public at the Song Festival of Viña del Mar, the Chilean Garden City. Ecuadorian Opposition Protest Over Slow Presidential Vote Count http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9586&SEO=ecuadorian-opposition-protest-over-slow-presidential-vote-count 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:22Quito, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Opponents of the government are getting desperate with the slow count of votes and pressure today the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador to declare a runoff between the ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and conservative Guillermo Lasso. US Blockade To Cuba Affects Cancer Treatment in Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9585&SEO=us-blockade-to-cuba-affects-cancer-treatment-in-children 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:21Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health system guarantees the treatment of children suffering from cancer despite the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island. Iraqi Troops Inflict New Setbacks on Terrorists in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9584&SEO=iraqi-troops-inflict-new-setbacks-on-terrorists-in-mosul 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:18Baghdad, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces moved forward new villages in Mosul after taking Mosul airport in the last hours and defusing Islamic State terrorists (IE). Mass Protest by Social Organizations in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9581&SEO=mass-protest-by-social-organizations-in-argentina 21 de febrero de 2017, 14:20Buenos Aires, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Early this morning, hundreds of people, members of the organization Barrios de Pie, went out to the streets in this city to protest against cuts in social plans. Mexico Arrests DEA Most Wanted Drug Trafficker http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9579&SEO=mexico-arrests-dea-most-wanted-drug-trafficker 21 de febrero de 2017, 13:42Mexico, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) One of the most wanted drug traffickers by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Mexican authorities was arrested in this capital, reported the Attorney General''s Office (PGR). Russia Exposes Unstoppable Arms Delivery to Syrian Terror Gangs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9577&SEO=russia-exposes-unstoppable-arms-delivery-to-syrian-terror-gangs 21 de febrero de 2017, 13:33Moscow, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu denounced today the unstoppable supply of weapons to armed terror groups in Syria and denounced NATO''s refusal to engage in any kind of dialogue with his country. Leo Messi Arrives in Egypt to Promote Fight Against Hepatitis C http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9576&SEO=leo-messi-arrives-in-egypt-to-promote-fight-against-hepatitis-c 21 de febrero de 2017, 13:29Cairo,Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona superstar Leo Messi has jetted to Egypt on Tuesday as part of a domestic health campaign to fight Hepatitis C. Roger Federer Signs Deal to Play at Swiss Indoors Basel Until 2019 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9573&SEO=roger-federer-signs-deal-to-play-at-swiss-indoors-basel-until-2019 21 de febrero de 2017, 12:36Bern, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Swiss Roger Federer has put to bed any talk of retirement in the next season or two by committing himself to the Swiss Indoors Basel until 2019. China Wants to Return to World Podium in Wrestling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9572&SEO=china-wants-to-return-to-world-podium-in-wrestling 21 de febrero de 2017, 11:44Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The dream of the main coach of the Chinese Greco-Roman wrestling squad, Tian Shang, is to return to the podium in a World Championships of the discipline. Brexit to Have High Cost for UK, EU Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9571&SEO=brexit-to-have-high-cost-for-uk-eu-warns 21 de febrero de 2017, 11:38Brussels, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit, will be very expensive for this country, European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, warned today. Dialogue and Peace as an Alternative to Aggression Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9570&SEO=dialogue-and-peace-as-an-alternative-to-aggression-against-venezuela 21 de febrero de 2017, 11:36Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Dialogue and peace are today among Venezuelans'' essential priorities, although the hammer pretends to crush the olive branch that the government is offering his domestic and foreign adversaries. Hundreds of Natives and Farmers Take Over Cumbre de Alaska http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9569&SEO=hundreds-of-natives-and-farmers-take-over-cumbre-de-alaska Guatemala, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of villagers from the 48 cantons of Totonicapán, the most representative institution of Mayan Quiché people in that western part of Guatemala, today took over the place called Cumbre de Alaska, which is a strech of a highway, to demand their rights. Top Official Calls to Respect and Implement Pact with FARC-EP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9568&SEO=top-official-calls-to-respect-and-implement-pact-with-farc-ep 21 de febrero de 2017, 11:10Bogota, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo, has urged today to support the implementation of the pact signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and rejected some pretensions from sectors that seek to change its content. Russia Condemns Ukrainian Blockade of Resolution to Honor Churkin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9567&SEO=russia-condemns-ukrainian-blockade-of-resolution-to-honor-churkin Moscow, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia condemned today Ukraine''s decision to block a UN Security Council resolution devoted to honor the country''s late ambassador to the international body, Vitali Churkin. American Professional Association Awards Cuban Feature Films http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9566&SEO=american-professional-association-awards-cuban-feature-films 21 de febrero de 2017, 10:35Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban feature films ''Bailando con Margot'' (Dancing with Margot) and ''El acompañante'' (The Companion) won the Best First Work and Best Screenplay awards delivered by the Association of Latin Entertainment Critic (ACE) of New York. Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Administered in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9565&SEO=human-papilloma-virus-vaccine-administered-in-south-africa 21 de febrero de 2017, 10:27Pretoria, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Health Department of the South African North West province will shortly begin administering to school girls the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine free of charge. 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. Governing PAIS Alliance Has Majority in Ecuador's Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9560&SEO=governing-pais-alliance-has-majority-in-ecuadors-parliament Quito, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) With 75,4% of the votes counted in the election to renew Ecuador''s National Assembly, the governing PAIS Alliance (AP, in Spanish) of President Rafael Correa has a broad lead over the opposition to win an absolute majority. 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. Aircraft that Violated Venezuelan Airspace Shot Down http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9557&SEO=aircraft-that-violated-venezuelan-airspace-shot-down Caracas, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEOFANB) has confirmed the downing of an aircraft that was violating Venezuelan airspace, in southern Maracaibo Lake, Zulia state. 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. Final Destination of Indian Aircraft Carrier Still in Limbo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9553&SEO=final-destination-of-indian-aircraft-carrier-still-in-limbo New Delhi, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The final destination of the Indian INS Viraat aircraft carrier, the oldest in the world in service, continues today in limbo due to the dispute between the Defense Ministry and the Government of Andhra Pradesh state. Tension Increases on Afghan-Pakistani Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9552&SEO=tension-increases-on-afghan-pakistani-border 21 de febrero de 2017, 07:48Islamabad, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Tension on the Afghan-Pakistani border continues today amid mutual accusations and Islamabad''s threat to launch military operations in the neighboring country under the pretext of fighting terrorist groups. International Missions Ratify Electoral Transparency in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9545&SEO=international-missions-ratify-electoral-transparency-in-ecuador 20 de febrero de 2017, 17:59Quito, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) International agencies of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and the Inter-American Union of Electoral Organizations (Uniore) ratified the electoral transparency in Ecuador. Cuban Artists Preselected for South American Art Biennial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9544&SEO=cuban-artists-preselected-for-south-american-art-biennial 20 de febrero de 2017, 17:40Buenos Aires, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Four projects by Cuban artists and curators were preselected for the International Contemporary Art Biennial of South America, which will be held from September to December in more than 40 cities in the world, with its central venue in the city of Buenos Aires. Grief because of Death of Russian Ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9541&SEO=grief-because-of-death-of-russian-ambassador-to-un-vitaly-churkin 20 de febrero de 2017, 16:44United Nations, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) United Nations officials, diplomats and former ambassadors from several nations, expressed their grief for the sudden death of Russian permanent representative in the UN, Vitaly Churkin. British Parliamentarians´ Lawsuit Against Trump Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9539&SEO=british-parliamentariansa-lawsuit-against-trump-visit 20 de febrero de 2017, 16:09London, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The House of Commons of the United Kingdom parliament formally debated a lawsuit, signed by nearly two million Britons, against a future official State Visit by U.S. President Donald Trump. Tom Jones to Perform at the Music Auditorium in Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9538&SEO=tom-jones-to-perform-at-the-music-auditorium-in-rome 20 de febrero de 2017, 16:07Rome, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Welsh pop singer Tom Jones will perform an only concert this summer in Italy, scheduled for July 26 in the Auditorium Park of Music of Rome, announced today the programmers of his tour. Michael Moore Publishes Platform of Protests against Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9536&SEO=michael-moore-publishes-platform-of-protests-against-trump Washington, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The outstanding American filmmaker Michael Moore announced today the creation of a webpage in Internet, under the motto ''Calendar of Resistance'', to plan protest activities against US President Donald Trump in the United States. Cuban and US Port Workers for Extending Trade Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9534&SEO=cuban-and-us-port-workers-for-extending-trade-links Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Port Management and the board of directors of the Pascagoula port, and the gulf of the US state of Mississippi, signed today two memorandums of understanding to establish and consolidate their trade relations. 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. Child Obesity is Inherited From Parents, Study Finds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9528&SEO=child-obesity-is-inherited-from-parents-study-finds 20 de febrero de 2017, 13:41Washington, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Around 35-40 per cent of a child''s BMI, how fat or thin they are, is inherited from their parents, a new study has found. Cristiano Ronaldo to Star With Angelina Jolie in Turkish TV Drama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9527&SEO=cristiano-ronaldo-to-star-with-angelina-jolie-in-turkish-tv-drama Ankara,Feb 20 (PrensaLatina)The reigning World Player of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo will make a sensational debut TV show role alongside Hollywood star Angelina Jolie. Japanese Exports Slow Down Compared to Last Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9526&SEO=japanese-exports-slow-down-compared-to-last-year 20 de febrero de 2017, 12:47Tokyo, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Japanese exports increased last January at a slower pace than the same month of 2016, reported today the Japanese Ministry of Finances. Death Toll of Pakistani Temple Attack Increases to 90 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9525&SEO=death-toll-of-pakistani-temple-attack-increases-to-90 20 de febrero de 2017, 12:44Islamabad, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) With the death of two wounded, the death toll from a recent attack on a Pakistani Sufi temple, which triggered a military offensive against the armed groups, especially on the border with Afghanistan, increased to 90 today. IMF to Offer Emergency but Conditioned Credits to Mongolia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9523&SEO=imf-to-offer-emergency-but-conditioned-credits-to-mongolia Ulan Bator, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to offer emergency loans to Mongolia for 5.5 billion dollars, although the country must make concessions, it was informed here. Iran Discovers Major Shale Oil Reserves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9522&SEO=iran-discovers-major-shale-oil-reserves Tehran, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) posted on its website today that it has discovered major reserves of shale crude oil in western Lorestan province. Yes has the lead in Ecuador's Referendum on Tax Havens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9521&SEO=yes-has-the-lead-in-ecuadors-referendum-on-tax-havens Quito, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) With less of 30% of the votes counted in Ecuador''s referendum on the prohibition of tax havens, the Yes has a lead of 54,77% to ban public servants and political candidates from having accounts or companies in these so-called fiscal paradises. Habanos S.A. Limited Editions 2016 Go to Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9520&SEO=habanos-s.a.-limited-editions-2016-go-to-market Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) International corporation Habanos S.A. informed today about the distribution of its Limited Editions 2016 corresponding to Trinidad Topes, Montecristo Dantes and Romeo and Juliet Capuletos, a novelty for the Premium cigar market. Polio Vaccination Campaign Starts in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9519&SEO=polio-vaccination-campaign-starts-in-cuba Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The 56th National Oral Polio Vaccine Campaign has started today in Cuba in which 471,888 children will be immunized in two stages in all provinces. Guatemala Demands Recognition of Indigenous Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9518&SEO=guatemala-demands-recognition-of-indigenous-rights Guatemala, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) People from 83 communities in the department of Sololá in Guatemala will block the Inter-American highway on Tuesday and Wednesday to demand the recognition of indigenous rights and the reduction of electricity tariffs, confirmed organizers today. 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. Russia's Lessons in Munich http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9516&SEO=russias-lessons-in-munich Por Antonio Rondón GarcíaMoscow, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Like a decade ago, Russia, in the voice of its foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, once again taught a lesson of rapprochement, good neighborhood and ideas about a new world order to the West, which is determined to keep the Cold War. Syrian Army Continues Offensive Against Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9515&SEO=syrian-army-continues-offensive-against-terrorists Damascus, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militia have continued offensive operations in five provinces of the country against Islamic States groups, Daesh in Arab, and the once Al Nusra Front, reported military sources today. Egypt Launches New National Program to Treat Hepatitis C http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9514&SEO=egypt-launches-new-national-program-to-treat-hepatitis-c Cairo, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian authorities have started a national program to fight Hepatitis C mainly focused on the detection and treatment of drug addicts rehabilitated with this affliction. 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. Mexico Needs 11.5 Million Jobs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9509&SEO=mexico-needs-11.5-million-jobs Mexico, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) About 11.5 million jobs are needed today in Mexico, the Center for Economic Studies of the Private Sector (CEESP) stated. Pakistan Criticizes Trump's Anti-Muslim Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9508&SEO=pakistan-criticizes-trumps-anti-muslim-policy Islamabad, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif criticized President Donald Trump''s policy of temporarily banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, an official statement today highlights. Pakistani Government Insists on Reestablishing Military Courts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9507&SEO=pakistani-government-insists-on-reestablishing-military-courts 20 de febrero de 2017, 08:06Islamabad, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani government is pressing today to reactivate controversial military courts whose power expired in January after operating during two years to try civilians accused of terrorism. 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. Ecuador: Correa criticizes Spanish and Venezuelan Stance on Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9493&SEO=ecuador-correa-criticizes-spanish-and-venezuelan-stance-on-elections Quito, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador, criticized today the positions taken by a Spanish senator and a Venezuelan politician on the process of general elections that takes place in this South American nation and for migrants abroad. Syrian Army Keeps On Operating in Five Local Regions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9492&SEO=syrian-army-keeps-on-operating-in-five-local-regions Damascus, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army and allied militias kept on operating in five local provinces against the Front for Muslim Conquest of the Levant, formerly Al Nusra and the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, according to last-minute military reports. 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. 26th International Book Fair Ends in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9488&SEO=26th-international-book-fair-ends-in-havana Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The biggest Cuban literary festival, the International Book Fair (IBF), is concluding today in Havana with several artistic activities. General Elections Start Off in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9487&SEO=general-elections-start-off-in-ecuador Quito, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Elections are not won by speculation, elections are won with votes, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Juan Pablo Pozo stated, when inaugurating the general elections in Ecuador. 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. Vietnamese Leader Highlights Cuba's Work on Environmental Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9484&SEO=vietnamese-leader-highlights-cubas-work-on-environmental-protection Matanzas, Cuba, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s National Assembly (VNA) Vice President, Tong Thi Phong, highlighted the work done by Cuban authorities on environmental protection. Terrorist Attacks Continue in Several Syrian Regions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9482&SEO=terrorist-attacks-continue-in-several-syrian-regions 18 de febrero de 2017, 12:56Damascus, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Syria is experiencing another tumultuous weekend on Saturday, as terrorist groups continued attacking and sabotaging some areas of Aleppo, Deraa, Sweida and Homs provinces, military sources reported. 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. Merkel Calls on EU to Improve Relations with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9480&SEO=merkel-calls-on-eu-to-improve-relations-with-russia Moscow, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the European Union (EU) to improve relations with Russia, at a meeting in Munich with that country''s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, local television reported. Cuba's Sugarcane Byproduct Industry Reborn http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9479&SEO=cubas-sugarcane-byproduct-industry-reborn Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban sugarcane byproduct industry is at present in a stage of rebirth, after the reactivation of productions that were paralyzed. 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. International Book Fair Demands End to U.S. Blockade on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9473&SEO=international-book-fair-demands-end-to-u.s.-blockade-on-cuba Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The voices of writers, artists and other participants came together to call for an end to the U.S. blockade on Cuba, at the International Book Fair, held in this capital. Ecuador Leads Actions in Defense Rights of Migrants in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9470&SEO=ecuador-leads-actions-in-defense-rights-of-migrants-in-u.s. Quito, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador leads actions in defense of rights of migrants living in the United States, where the new government harshens policies against that sector. China and India to Strategic Dialogue Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9469&SEO=china-and-india-to-strategic-dialogue-next-week Beijing, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) China and India will jhold a new round of strategic talks here next week and blueprint the development of their relations among other topics of common interest, informed today Geng Shuang, speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Relations. Details Finalized in Cuba for Vaccination Campaign vs Poliomyelitis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9467&SEO=details-finalized-in-cuba-for-vaccination-campaign-vs-poliomyelitis Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Public Health system finalizes today details for the vaccination of 471,888 children in view of the 56th National Campaign of Oral Vaccination against Poliomyelitis that will begin next Monday. Smart Technology Helps South Africa Increase Fruit Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9465&SEO=smart-technology-helps-south-africa-increase-fruit-production Pretoria, 18 Feb (Prensa Latina) South Africa is applying the Fruitlook online application, that uses satellite technology, to help farmers in fruit producing areas of Western Cape estimate how much water their crops need, the official information service SA News reported. World Circuit Adventure Race Being Prepared in Paraguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9464&SEO=world-circuit-adventure-race-being-prepared-in-paraguay Asuncion, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The race for expedition adventure race called Aventura Exopedicion Guarani, is already on preparation for the start in Paraguay, from March 6. Cuba and France Sign Important Intergovernmental Scientific Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9463&SEO=cuba-and-france-sign-important-intergovernmental-scientific-agreement 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:56Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and French authorities signed today in this capital the intergovernmental agreement ''Hubert Curien -Carlos J. Finlay'', to strengthen the scientific cooperation between the two countries. Spanish Left-Wingers Question the Acquittal to Infant Cristina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9455&SEO=spanish-left-wingers-question-the-acquittal-to-infant-cristina Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish United Left Party (IU) questioned the Spanish court decision acquitting King Felipe VI''s youngest sister, Cristina de Bourbon for a much-talked-about corruption outrage. Honduras: Indigenous Leader Assassinated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9454&SEO=honduras-indigenous-leader-assassinated Tegucigalpa, Feb 17 feb (Prensa Latina) Armed individuals assassinated today Honduran Tolupán indigenous ethnia leader José de los Santos Sevilla, official sources said here Friday. Fires in Chile Leave Severe Human and Material Losses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9452&SEO=fires-in-chile-leave-severe-human-and-material-losses Santiago, Chile, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The National Forest Corporation (CONAF) reported today that the fires that devastated part of Chile''s territory left serious human and material damages. UN Condemns Lethal ISIS Attack in Baghdad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9451&SEO=un-condemns-lethal-isis-attack-in-baghdad 17 de febrero de 2017, 15:29United Nations, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations condemned today a terrorist attack carried out Thursday by members of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, a place in which 50 dead people and more than 60 injured were reported. New Cuban National Atlas, Much More than a Collection of Maps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9450&SEO=new-cuban-national-atlas-much-more-than-a-collection-of-maps By Ana Laura Arbesú Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban geographers and other experts have refined details of a new geophysical and socioeconomic map of the island using new technologies, a work committed to be more than a collection. Irish President Highlights Historic Ties with Cuba and Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9449&SEO=irish-president-highlights-historic-ties-with-cuba-and-latin-america Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Irish President Michael Higgins, highlighted the historic ties of friendship and cooperation between Ireland, Cuba and Latin America as part of his official visit to Cuba. Rio de Janeiro Carnival Gathers More Than One Million Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9447&SEO=rio-de-janeiro-carnival-gathers-more-than-one-million-tourists Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Rio de Janeiro, one of the most sensual and rhythmic cities in Brazil, will host more than one million visitors this year for the carnival festivities, a splurge of color and music. Landmine Kills 4 Cameroonian Soldiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9446&SEO=landmine-kills-4-cameroonian-soldiers 17 de febrero de 2017, 12:44Yaundé,Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Four Cameroonian soldiers have been killed and several others injured in a landmine explosion in the country''s Far North region, military sources told Anadolu Agency on Friday. Central Banks of Turkey and Russia Set Currency Rules http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9444&SEO=central-banks-of-turkey-and-russia-set-currency-rules Ankara, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Central Banks of Turkey and Russia prepare a mechanism destined to trade rules of their respective national currencies, without using a third currency in the exchange as the U.S. dollar, explained today president of the Denizbank, Hakan Ates. 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. Mexican Businesspeople Committed to Contribute to the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9442&SEO=mexican-businesspeople-committed-to-contribute-to-the-country México, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Business Coordinating Council (CCE in Spanish) of México committed with millionaire investments in the country, that faces todaty an uncertain situation in its links with its main trading and investment partner, the United States. Cubans Pay Tribute to Commander Juan Almeida on His 90th Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9440&SEO=cubans-pay-tribute-to-commander-juan-almeida-on-his-90th-birthday Santiago de Cuba, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) With a pilgrimage to his tomb in the mountainous municipality of Tercer Frente and an artistic show in Heredia Theater, Cubans celebrate today the 90th birthday of Commander of the Revolution Juan Almeida. NATO Hires from Belgian Company Cybersecurity System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9441&SEO=nato-hires-from-belgian-company-cybersecurity-system Brussels, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) confirmed today it hired Belgian telecoms operator Proximus an agreement to fight cyber threats. Tour of Oman: Kristoff Victorious on Stage 4 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9439&SEO=tour-of-oman-kristoff-victorious-on-stage-4 Mascate, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Katusha-Alpecin''s Alexander Kristoff took his second stage win of the 2017 Tour of Oman as he managed to stay in contention over three tough climbs in the final 45km to out-sprint Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing). 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. Russia and Uruguay Strengthen Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9437&SEO=russia-and-uruguay-strengthen-health-cooperation Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Uruguay strengthened today cooperation in the medical field and envisage actions in terms of technological and educational exchange, said Russian Minister of Health, Veronica Skvortsova. Legislators from Mexico and Cuba Plan to Increase Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9436&SEO=legislators-from-mexico-and-cuba-plan-to-increase-cooperation Mexico, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Mexico-Cuba interparliamentary meeting begins today in Merida, capital of Yucatan, with a broad agenda that fosters cooperation between both countries. Cuban Deputy Minister Highlights Chinese Construction Experience http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9435&SEO=cuban-deputy-minister-highlights-chinese-construction-experience Beijing, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Minister for Construction, Angel Vilaragut, has highlighted here today the importance of exchanging with China given its experience in the development of this sector. Hundreds of Immigrants Enter Spain From Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9434&SEO=hundreds-of-immigrants-enter-spain-from-morocco Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) About 500 immigrants has entered Spain today after jumping the high fence that separates Morocco from the autonomous city of Ceuta, one of the two enclaves of this country in northern Africa. Mexican Embassies to Issue Birth Certificates Overseas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9433&SEO=mexican-embassies-to-issue-birth-certificates-overseas 17 de febrero de 2017, 11:19Mexico, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexican embassies may issue birth certificates starting today to people that were born in the national territory but were not registered at the time in Mexico. Spanish Justice Acquits Princess Cristina in Tax Fraud Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9432&SEO=spanish-justice-acquits-princess-cristina-in-tax-fraud-trial Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Princess Cristina, sister of King of Spain Felipe VI, was acquitted today of being part of a corruption case, while her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, was sentenced to six years and three months in prison. Russia-U.S. Ties, a Story to Be Told http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9431&SEO=russia-u.s.-ties-a-story-to-be-told Por Antonio RondónMoscow (Prensa Latina) Relations between the United States and Russia are a blank sheet on which there is a lot to be told with Donald Trump in the White House and clear signs of business as usual in the case of Moscow. 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. US Secretary Holds Talks with Chinese Counterpart http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9425&SEO=us-secretary-holds-talks-with-chinese-counterpart Berlin, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson spoke with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi in the first meeting of high-level representatives of the two largest world economies during Donald Trump''s tenure. Workers Accuse Copper Mining Bosses in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9424&SEO=workers-accuse-copper-mining-bosses-in-chile Santiago, Chile, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Trade union leaders from Escondida, the world''s largest copper mine, accused the Anglo-Australian firm BHP Billiton, for wanting to criminalize the legal strike and ignore their demands. 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. Irish President Interested in Scientific Progress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9421&SEO=irish-president-interested-in-scientific-progress-in-cuba Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Ireland''s President, Michael Higgins, will visit the ''Pedro Kouri'' Tropical Medicine Institute today to learn about Cuba''s scientific progress as part of his official visit to Cuba. 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. Bolivia to Host International Meeting on Bioceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9416&SEO=bolivia-to-host-international-meeting-on-bioceanic-railway La Paz, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia prepares a meeting next March 21 between representatives of Germany, Switzerland, Peru and Paraguay to ratify the European nations as investors of the Bioceanic Central Railway Corridor (BCRC). Cuba to Host Sympossium on Historical Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9415&SEO=cuba-to-host-sympossium-on-historical-cities Camaguey, Cuba, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) With the objective to preserve the architectural heritage in Cuba, the eastern city of Camaguey will host a Symposium on the Impact of Development in Historical Cities, scheduled from February 21 to 24. Over 200 Flights Cancelled in Berlin because of Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9413&SEO=over-200-flights-cancelled-in-berlin-because-of-strike 16 de febrero de 2017, 20:16Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Two Berlin airports were forced to suspend more than 200 flights due to a strike by the ground personnel that demands better wages. Russian and US Top-Ranking Military Officers Meet in Azerbaijan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9409&SEO=russian-and-us-top-ranking-military-officers-meet-in-azerbaijan 16 de febrero de 2017, 18:24Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Chief of Staff, Army General Valeri Guerasimov, and the US Joint Chief of Staff, General Joseph Danford debated in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Defense reported today. Cuba Rejects Israeli Threats Over Two-State Solution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9405&SEO=cuba-rejects-israeli-threats-over-two-state-solution United Nations, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has voiced today its concern at the United Nations over the negative impact of Israel''s aggressiveness on the two-state solution to the conflict with Palestine. Palestine Reiterates Support for Two-States Solution at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9404&SEO=palestine-reiterates-support-for-two-states-solution-at-un 16 de febrero de 2017, 17:02United Nations, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Riyad Mansour, Palestine Ambassador to the United Nations, said today that the occupied Arab people remain committed to the solution of the two States, even when Israel seems determined to make it disappear. 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. Russia Reaffirms Cooperation with Iran, Despite US Position http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9399&SEO=russia-reaffirms-cooperation-with-iran-despite-us-position Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov has reaffirmed today his country''s decision to maintain the cooperation with Iran, including the fight against terrorism and the search for a solution to the Syrian conflict. Jamaican Ministerial Forum to Tackle Unemployment Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9398&SEO=jamaican-ministerial-forum-to-tackle-unemployment-issue 16 de febrero de 2017, 15:59Kingston, Feb. 16 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica will host the 10th Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labor on February 23th and 24th. This gathering is aimed at assessing the current employment plight in the Caribbean, from a comprehensive vision. 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. Terrorist Attacks in Bagdad Leave a Score of Dead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9396&SEO=terrorist-attacks-in-bagdad-leave-a-score-of-dead 16 de febrero de 2017, 15:48Baghdad, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) A car bomb burst in Baghdad and left over 15 dead in Baya neighborhood, in the city''s southern section, that has been hit by violence for the third day in a row. 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. Irish Writers Speak about their Culture at Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9393&SEO=irish-writers-speak-about-their-culture-at-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Irish writers shared today their experiences in literary production during a meeting held at the National Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), as part of the Havana Book Fair. Peruvian Ex President Testifies on Odebrecht Bribes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9391&SEO=peruvian-ex-president-testifies-on-odebrecht-bribes Lima, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Ex-President Alan Garcia appeared today in court as a witness in one of the cases of supposed corruption by the Brazilian company Odebrecht that puts the country''s political circles in the public eye. 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. Iran Calls Israel 'Biggest Threat' to World Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9389&SEO=iran-calls-israel-biggest-threat-to-world-peace Tehran, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi stated today that Israel''s atomic program poses a threat to regional and world peace. Turkish Troops Bomb Al Bad City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9388&SEO=turkish-troops-bomb-al-bad-city Damascus, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish troops attacked the town of Al Bab in northern Aleppo province, killing at least 24 people, including 11 children and eight women, according to media reports in Damascus. German Chancellor Criticizes US Espionage Against Her Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9387&SEO=german-chancellor-criticizes-us-espionage-against-her-country Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized today US National Security Agency (NSA) espionage to her country, where even her cell phone was infiltrated. 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. New Zealand Wildfires Destroy Homes and Forces Evacuations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9385&SEO=new-zealand-wildfires-destroy-homes-and-forces-evacuations Wellington, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The New Zeland Civilian Defence confirmed one deade and one thousand evacuated because of the wild fires in Port Hills,near the city of Christchurch. Cuba with New Blood for Upcoming World Baseball Classic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9384&SEO=cuba-with-new-blood-for-upcoming-world-baseball-classic Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is readying its National Team for the upcoming 4th World Baseball Classic, incorporating young talented prospects that are willing to excel and show their potential on the field. Cuba, Vietnam Parliaments Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9383&SEO=cuba-vietnam-parliaments-strengthen-ties Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Assembly of People''s Power (ANPP) of Cuba, Esteban Lazo, and vice-president of the Vietnamese parliament, Tong Thi Phong, ratified here the desire to strengthen the ties between the two institutions. Frenchmen Outraged at 13-N Terror Attack Film Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9382&SEO=frenchmen-outraged-at-13-n-terror-attack-film-project Paris, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Many French people, including victims of the attacks, are now showing their outrage at the Hollywood project of producing a film about the terrorist attacks on November 13, 2015 in this capital. 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. Prisoners in Ecuador Are Voting Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9376&SEO=prisoners-in-ecuador-are-voting-today Quito, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) People deprived of liberty in Ecuador will vote today as part of the general election process that will end on Sunday, February 19. 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. Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusive Resorts of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9373&SEO=cuban-hotels-among-best-all-inclusive-resorts-of-the-caribbean Varadero, Cuba, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out today in the All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean region, a prestigious website specializing in tourism reported. PAHO; Cuban Health Reaches International Standards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9371&SEO=paho-cuban-health-reaches-international-standards Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban health system begins to take into account international quality standards, assured to Prensa Latina the representative of the Pan American and World Health Organization on the island, Cristian Morales. Gabriel García Márquez Returns to Cuba in Sculpture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9370&SEO=gabriel-garcia-marquez-returns-to-cuba-in-sculpture Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez walks from today in a courtyard of the historic center of this capital thanks to the work and grace of an art that Cuban José Villa Soberón fully masters sculpture. South Africa Sets National Minimum Wage by Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9369&SEO=south-africa-sets-national-minimum-wage-by-law Pretoria, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The South African administration of President Jacob Zuma has applauded today all social partners at the National Economic Development and Labour Council on the historic agreement on the introduction of a national minimum wage. Uruguay Supports Russia in Rejecting All Kinds of Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9368&SEO=uruguay-supports-russia-in-rejecting-all-kinds-of-terrorism Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan President, Tabare Vazquez, has expressed today his support for Russia''s rejection of terrorism, whatever its origin, after meeting with Valentina Matvienko, chairwoman of the Federation Council. South Africa Highlights Job Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9367&SEO=south-africa-highlights-job-increase 16 de febrero de 2017, 09:54Pretoria, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government has highlighted today an increase in jobs in the fourth quarter, saying unemployment remains a top priority, SA News reports. Syrian President Denounces Western Support for Terrorist Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9365&SEO=syrian-president-denounces-western-support-for-terrorist-groups Paris, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has denounced the support given by Western nations, including France, to terrorist groups operating in his country in an interview with Gallic media published today. Cuba and Ireland Confirm Potential for Bilateral Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9364&SEO=cuba-and-ireland-confirm-potential-for-bilateral-cooperation Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro and Ireland''s Michael Higgins have recognized the potential to promote economic, commercial and bilateral cooperation. Meeting in Astana Seeks Mechanism to Regulate Truce in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9363&SEO=meeting-in-astana-seeks-mechanism-to-regulate-truce-in-syria Astana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Russia, Turkey, and Iran, along with heads of armed groups and officials of the Syrian government, are today seeking to reconcile a regime to control the cessation of hostilities and measures to punish offenders. 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. Irish Pres. Will Tour the Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9361&SEO=irish-pres.-will-tour-the-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Irish President, Michael Higgins, who''s making his first visit ever to Cuba, will tour this Thursday the historical Fortress of the San Carlos de la Cabaña, venue of the Havana Book Fair that has welcome writers, editors and distributors from 46 countries. Carlos Acosta Dance Company Announces Three World Premieres http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9354&SEO=carlos-acosta-dance-company-announces-three-world-premieres Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The company led by star dancer Carlos Acosta announced here three world premieres of Cuba and Spain in its next season in this capital. 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. Havana Will Host the Dominican Week of Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9352&SEO=havana-will-host-the-dominican-week-of-culture Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Week of Dominican Culture will take place in Havana February 20 through 27 with a display of cinema, theater, literature and music, reported that country''s Embassy in Cuba announced. Cuba Ready to Belong to the Caribbean Series, but USA Prevents it http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9351&SEO=cuba-ready-to-belong-to-the-caribbean-series-but-usa-prevents-it Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has everything ready to be a full member of the Caribbean Baseball Series, the acting baseball national commissioner Yosvani Aragon said. RPDC Rejects Questioning about New Missile Test http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9347&SEO=rpdc-rejects-questioning-about-new-missile-test 15 de febrero de 2017, 17:43Pyongyang, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has rejected today criticism by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), questioning the recent launching of the missile Pukguksong-2, because it considered that the test was a normal procedure in line with the development policy of the State. 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. US Blockade on Cuba Denounced at Havana Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9341&SEO=us-blockade-on-cuba-denounced-at-havana-book-fair Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The International Book Fair of Havana (FIL) heard today voices against the blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba through the presentation of several books on this relevant political issue. Cuba and Iran Sign 12 Cooperation MoU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9339&SEO=cuba-and-iran-sign-12-cooperation-mou Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic Republic of Iran and Cuba has signed 12 development cooperation Memoranda of Understanding during the last day of the 16th Session of the Intergovernmental Commission between both nations that closed today. Bulgaria Announces Reinforcement of Border Controls with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9338&SEO=bulgaria-announces-reinforcement-of-border-controls-with-turkey Sofia, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The interim government of Bulgaria announced today that it will increase the border controls with Turkey, in order to contain a possible increase of arrivals of immigrants to the national territory. Abel Prieto Presents Reprint of 'El Vuelo del Gato' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9337&SEO=abel-prieto-presents-reprint-of-el-vuelo-del-gato Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban intelectual Abel Prieto thanked today the re-publication of his novel ''El Vuelo del Gato'', in charge of the Capiro Editorial, during the seventh day of the International Book Fair (FIL) venue in this city. Cuba and MLB Negotiate on Baseball Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9335&SEO=cuba-and-mlb-negotiate-on-baseball-issues Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Baseball Federation President Higinio Velez has confirmed today that Cuba and MLB are holding talks on dissimilar issues. 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. EU and Canada Approve Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9332&SEO=eu-and-canada-approve-trade-agreement Brussels, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Euro Chamber approved today the polemic trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada, after a long debate and having as background the protectionist barrier of U.S. President Donald Trump. Keith Ellis Wants to Write Jose Marti Book of Aforisms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9331&SEO=keith-ellis-wants-to-write-jose-marti-book-of-aforisms Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican researcher and writer Keith Ellis revealed today in Cuba he would love to make a bilingual book of aforisms of National Hero Jose Marti, one of the most influential figure of Latin American literature. China will Defend Positive Nature of Multilateralism in G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9330&SEO=china-will-defend-positive-nature-of-multilateralism-in-g20-summit Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Relations Minister, Wang Yi, will transmit a positive signal of support to multilateralismk, global governance and innovative world economy, open abnd inclusive, at the G20 summit in Bonn (Gernany), announced the Foreign Ministry. Bolivia Joins The Apostille Convention in The Hague http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9329&SEO=bolivia-joins-the-apostille-convention-in-the-hague 15 de febrero de 2017, 13:45The Hague, Netherlands, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales announced today Bolivia''s joining to the Apostille Convention, a simplified method to legalize documents to verify their authenticity in the field of private international law. Kosovar Parliament Takes Army Decision http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9326&SEO=kosovar-parliament-takes-army-decision Belgrade, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) With the boycott of the Serbian List party, Kosovo''s parliament passed a draft at first instance, on the conversion of police forces into an army, highlighted the media today. 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. Tennis- Qatar Open Women's Singles Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9323&SEO=tennis-qatar-open-womens-singles-results Doha, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Puertorrican tennis player Mónica Puig advanced to quarte finals at the Qatar Open after winning over German Laura Siegemund and Yulia Putintseva, in that order. Argentine Declares Agricultural Emergency in Several Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9321&SEO=argentine-declares-agricultural-emergency-in-several-provinces Buenos Aires, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean government declared today agricultural emergency for various provinces hit by wild fires and heavy rains in the last few months. United Nations Supports Responsible Parenthood in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9320&SEO=united-nations-supports-responsible-parenthood-in-cuba Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Population Fund has been committed to the development of families where children have stronger maternal and paternal guides, Rafael Cuestas, a representative of the international organization in Cuba, told Prensa Latina today. 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. José Martí and Fidel Castro: Two Beacons of Love for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9300&SEO=jose-marti-and-fidel-castro-two-beacons-of-love-for-cuba La Paz, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The pro-independence thinking of José Martí and Fidel Castro, as well as their love for Cuba, are lighting up today the San Francisco Museum Cultural Center of this Bolivian city through a unique art exhibition. Peace in Colombia Deserves World Support, Irish Pres. Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9298&SEO=peace-in-colombia-deserves-world-support-irish-pres.-says 14 de febrero de 2017, 16:55Bogota, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian peace process deserves the support of the world, said Irish President Michael Daniel Higgins after his meeting with his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos in Casa de Nariño (Colombian Presidential House). Terrorist Attack Kills 3, Injures 10 in Baghdad, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9297&SEO=terrorist-attack-kills-3-injures-10-in-baghdad-iraq 14 de febrero de 2017, 16:46Baghdad, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Three people were killed and 10 injured in a car bomb blast in the southwest of this capital today, said security sources. 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. Study Shows Men's Negative Impact on Climate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9293&SEO=study-shows-mens-negative-impact-on-climate London, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Human beings cause the climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces, according to a study by an international team published today. First Sommelier Cuban Woman Writes About Her Impressions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9292&SEO=first-sommelier-cuban-woman-writes-about-her-impressions Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The first Cuban sommelier woman, presents her impressions of this work in a text that appears today at the 26th International Book Fair 2017, based in the Morro-Cabaña tourist complex of this city. Syrian Army Retakes Major Gas Plant in Homs Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9291&SEO=syrian-army-retakes-major-gas-plant-in-homs-province 14 de febrero de 2017, 13:03Damascus, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and allied militias resumed control of the major oil and gas plant in Hayyan, located in the eastern central province of Homs, 160 kilometers north of Damascus. Life Imprisonment Requested for Those Charged with Turkey Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9289&SEO=life-imprisonment-requested-for-those-charged-with-turkey-attack Istanbul, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The city prosecutor''s office requested today 45 life sentences for another group of people accused of a terror attack on Atatürk International Airport in June 2016, killing 45 people and injuring more than 200 people.