Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Humans First Arrived in Australia 65,000 Years Ago, Study Suggests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15852&SEO=humans-first-arrived-in-australia-65000-years-ago-study-suggests Canberra,Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The timing of the first arrival of humans in Australia has been studied and debated for decades. Ecuadorean Government Takes Actions Against Child Labor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15851&SEO=ecuadorean-government-takes-actions-against-child-labor Quito, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean Government is currently taking some actions to wipe out child labor before 2021, which affects around 200,000 children. New Book Reveals Pablo Escobar Links with CIA and DEA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15850&SEO=new-book-reveals-pablo-escobar-links-with-cia-and-dea Panama, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The disappeared Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar had business with the US Intelligence and anti drug agencies, revealed today here his son Juan Pablo, who included an investigation in this regard in his recent book. Syrian President Meets Iranian FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15849&SEO=syrian-president-meets-iranian-fm 20 de julio de 2017, 12:25Damascus, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) President Bashar al-Assad has met today with Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Jaberi Ansari, and the delegation he leads. Malaysia Assesses Development of Sewage Treatment Plants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15848&SEO=malaysia-assesses-development-of-sewage-treatment-plants Kuala Lumpur, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Malaysian government is currently envisaging building over 500,000 homes in sewage treatment plant areas for next five to 10 years. New Anti-Corruption Tool Activated in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15847&SEO=new-anti-corruption-tool-activated-in-mexico Mexico, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Mexican federal justice authorities have activated today the so-called anti-corruption button, which seeks to inform about the spread of actions of that scourge, encourage the culture of legality and civic values among the population. Violent Crimes Rising in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15846&SEO=violent-crimes-rising-in-uk London, July 20 (Prensa Latina) UK authorities have recorded about five million crimes between April 2016 and March 2017, 10 percent more than in the previous period, as reported by the Office for National Statistics. Venezuelan Electoral Power Asks For Support to Garantee Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15845&SEO=venezuelan-electoral-power-asks-for-support-to-garantee-security Caracas, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, has asked the Defense Council activated in Venezuela to join the electoral process as a State action to guarantee the national security and defense of the Venezuelans. MERCOSUR Returns to its Origins, Assured Paraguayan FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15844&SEO=mercosur-returns-to-its-origins-assured-paraguayan-fm Asuncion, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga assured that the South Common Market (MERCOSUR) has returned to its origins in economic and commercial progress, reported the Foreign Ministry here today. 13 Golden Degrees Granted in Cuban University Doctors Graduation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15843&SEO=13-golden-degrees-granted-in-cuban-university-doctors-graduation Matanzas, Cuba, July 20 (Prensa Latina) 13 Summa Cum Laude and eight Scientific Merit Awards are the balance of the promotion granted today to medical diplomas after concluding here studies at the University of Medical Sciences Juan Guiteras Gener (UCMJGG). Humans Have Produced 8,3 Billion Metric Tonnes of Plastic Since 1950 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15842&SEO=humans-have-produced-83-billion-metric-tonnes-of-plastic-since-1950 Washington, July 20 (Prensa Latina) Humans has produced 8,3 billion metric tonnes of plastic by 2015, most of which now resides in landfills or in the sea, according to a research published today in the Science Advances magazine. Argentina and Chile Sing to Violeta Parra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15839&SEO=argentina-and-chile-sing-to-violeta-parra By Maylín Vidal Venezuelan Opposition Challenges People to Take Power http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15837&SEO=venezuelan-opposition-challenges-people-to-take-power By Luis Beaton Bipartisan Support for Ties with Cuba Continues in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15836&SEO=bipartisan-support-for-ties-with-cuba-continues-in-u.s. Por Martha Andrés RománWashington, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The bipartisan support to engagement with Cuba has strongly increased in the United States over the past two years and we will continue seeing it in the future, said the president of a coalition that promotes ties with the Caribbean island. Overpowering Persecution against Lula, Unequaled in Brazilian History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15835&SEO=overpowering-persecution-against-lula-unequaled-in-brazilian-history Brasilia, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The history of Brazil did not know until today a judicial, media and political persecution as overwhelming as that suffering ex president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, denounced the Workers'' Party (PT). Syrian Army Surrounds ISIS Terrorists in the Center of the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15833&SEO=syrian-army-surrounds-isis-terrorists-in-the-center-of-the-country Damascus, July 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army troops and allied militias have rapidly moved forward in the last 24 hours to surround ISIS terror groups in the center and east of the country, according to military sources today. Venezuela Is Absent from Illegal Mercosur Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15832&SEO=venezuela-is-absent-from-illegal-mercosur-meeting Caracas, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is absent from the meeting of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), to open today in Buenos Aires, Argentina, because it considers it illegal, as it lacks legality and violates basic standards of international law. People's Summit to Begin in Mendoza Prior MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15831&SEO=peoples-summit-to-begin-in-mendoza-prior-mercosur Buenos Aires, July 20 (Prensa Latina) Moved by the desire for greater integration and focused on discussing the present regional context, social and political movements are meeting today in the city of Mendoza, prior to the MERCOSUR Summit. President Evo Morales Begins Working Visit in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15829&SEO=president-evo-morales-begins-working-visit-in-cuba Havana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has begun a short visit to Cuba today to later travel to Argentina, where he will attend the 50th Meeting of the Common Market Council of MERCOSUR. China to Increase cooperation, assistance to Palestine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15828&SEO=china-to-increase-cooperation-assistance-to-palestine Beijing, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Palestine on trade, infrastructure, human resources and capacity building to improve its economic development and people''s well-being, Premier Li Keqiang was quoted as saying. India to Meet its Next President Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15827&SEO=india-to-meet-its-next-president-today New Delhi, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Indians will know today their next president''s name, a post disputed by former governor Ram Nath Kovind and the ex-parliamentary Meira Kumar supported by the government and the opposition, respectively. Scientists Find New Exoplanet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15820&SEO=scientists-find-new-exoplanet Berlin, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) An international team of astronomers found a new exoplanet (planet out of the Solar System), just the size of the Earth, but with a very short orbiting time around its mother star. Canada: 46,000 People Evacuated in British Columbia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15816&SEO=canada-46000-people-evacuated-in-british-columbia Ottawa, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Wildfires affecting the central area of the Canadian province of British Columbia forced the evacuation up to today of roughly 46,000 persons, since the declaration of the state of emergency last July 7. Authorities Tighten Security in Flights from Canada to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15815&SEO=authorities-tighten-security-in-flights-from-canada-to-usa Ottawa, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Canadian authorities warned passengers of commercial flights to the United States about more restrictive security measures at all airports in the country, as part of the counter-terrorist battle. United Nations Welcomes Inter-Korean Negotiation Proposal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15814&SEO=united-nations-welcomes-inter-korean-negotiation-proposal United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed today the proposal by South Korea of resuming the military dialogue with neighboring Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Defense Council Supports Measures in Defense of Venezuela Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15813&SEO=defense-council-supports-measures-in-defense-of-venezuela-sovereignty Caracas, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Deputy President Tareck El Aissami supported today the measures passed by the National Defense Council (CDN) given the threats posed by the United States to take economic sanctions against Venezuela. Colombian Congressmen Call for Completing Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15812&SEO=colombian-congressmen-call-for-completing-peace-process 19 de julio de 2017, 16:02Bogota, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Congressmen from the party Partido Alternativo Polo Democratico expressed today concern over the deadlines for the regulation and implementation of the peace agreement between FARC-EP and the Colombian Government. Usain Bolt to Compete in 100 and 4x100 at World Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15811&SEO=usain-bolt-to-compete-in-100-and-4x100-at-world-championship Monaco, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican track and field star Usain Bolt confirmed Wednesday that he will only compete in the 100 flat and the 4x100 meter relay at the next edition of the World Championship in London, an event that will mark the end of his prolific competing career. Lebanon: Syrian Embassy Rejects Mistreatment of Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15810&SEO=lebanon-syrian-embassy-rejects-mistreatment-of-refugees Beirut, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Embassy rejected today the mistreatment of some Syrian refugees and displaced people in Lebanon, while praising President Michel Aoun''s stance against any ill-treatment of this vulnerable sector. Cooperation between Syria and the IRC Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15809&SEO=cooperation-between-syria-and-the-irc-highlighted Damascus, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Hussein Makhlouf, Syrian Minister of Administration and Environment discussed, assessed and highlighted the programs of joint cooperation with the head of the International Red Cross (IRC) mission in Syria, Marianne Gasser, here Wednesday. Ecuador Maintains Support World Global Reduction of Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15807&SEO=ecuador-maintains-support-world-global-reduction-of-oil Quito, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador kept its commitment to maintain its support for the extension of a world reduction in global crude production, adopted by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), official sources reported today. Bolivia and Chile Analyze Manual for Struggling Bordering Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15805&SEO=bolivia-and-chile-analyze-manual-for-struggling-bordering-crimes La Paz, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The meeting of the Bordering and Integration Committee between Bolivia and Chile will analyze the operation manuals for the struggle against common crimes in the mutual borders between both South American nations. UN: Africa Presents Demands for Regional Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15804&SEO=un-africa-presents-demands-for-regional-peace United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) presented its vision of the needs for the continent to play a more active role in preventing and finding the solution for its conflicts, in the United Nations Security Council Wednesday. Tour de France: Primoz Roglic Wins Stage 17 as Froome Extends Lead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15802&SEO=tour-de-france-primoz-roglic-wins-stage-17-as-froome-extends-lead Serre Chevalier,France,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Another dominant display from Sky and Chris Froome, in which the race leader showed little or no sign of weakness as he was forced to repel a number of attacks. Afghanistan Army Kills 55 Rebels in the Last 24 Hours http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15801&SEO=afghanistan-army-kills-55-rebels-in-the-last-24-hours Kabul, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Afghan Army has killed nearly 55 insurgents in the last 24 hours in an offensive launched in 15 provinces of the country, reported the Defense Ministry in a statement. Kenny Rogers Announces Retirement Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15800&SEO=kenny-rogers-announces-retirement-concert Los Ángeles,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A blow-out all-star concert will celebrate country icon and ''The Gambler''-famous crossover singer Kenny Rogers'' 60-year career. Syrian Army Recovers More Oil Fields in Southern Raqqa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15799&SEO=syrian-army-recovers-more-oil-fields-in-southern-raqqa Damascus, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and allied militias have recovered the town of Rmelian, 15 oil wells, a gas field and two processing plants in southern Raqqa province, according to military reports. Turkey, Thailand to Establish Free Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15798&SEO=turkey-thailand-to-establish-free-trade-agreement Ankara, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkey and Thailand started talks in this capital Tuesday to establish a free trade agreement between the two countries, announced the Economy Ministry at the end of the meeting. Jamaica to Host Denbigh Show http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15797&SEO=jamaica-to-host-denbigh-show Kingston, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Agriculture and Health has officially opened today the Denbigh Show, considered the main commercial agricultural, industrial and food show in the English-speaking Caribbean, as confirmed by the President of Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS), Norman Grant. Another Wildfire Suspect Arrested in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15795&SEO=another-wildfire-suspect-arrested-in-italy Rome, July 19 (Prensa Latina) A second suspect of the huge wildfire, ravaging a large forest close to the capital in the last three days, has been arrested today in the coastal city of Ostia. Drug Busts Increases in Central Pacific of Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15794&SEO=drug-busts-increases-in-central-pacific-of-costa-rica San Jose, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Officials from the Central Pacific Public Force of Costa Rica have arrested 3,878 people during the first half of 2017, 2,002 of them were closely related to drug offenses, according to official data released today. Nicaragua Can Always Count on Cuba: Says Miguel Diaz Canel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15793&SEO=nicaragua-can-always-count-on-cuba-says-miguel-diaz-canel Managua, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban first vice-president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, said here today that Nicaragua can always count on the support, friendship and solidarity of the Caribbean nation. Stronger Winds Heat Up West Antarctic Ice Melt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15792&SEO=stronger-winds-heat-up-west-antarctic-ice-melt Camberra,Jul 19 (Prensa Latina)Stronger winds 6000kms away on the East Antarctic, have generated waves that circle the continent at almost 700kmh. When these waves meet the steep underwater topography of the West Antarctic Peninsula they push warm water under the ice shelves. This helps explain the increased ice melt in this region that can lead trillion tonne ice shelves, like Larsen C, to break away from the continent. Colombia detects Two new Outbreak of Foot-and-mouth Disease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15791&SEO=colombia-detects-two-new-outbreak-of-foot-and-mouth-disease Bogota, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Two new outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease which tends to complicate the infection panorama in the country, were detected in Colombia, according to an information spread here today by the Agriculture Ministry. Costa Rican Minister Defends UN Comprehensive Vision of Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15788&SEO=costa-rican-minister-defends-un-comprehensive-vision-of-development United Nations, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rica''s Environment and Energy Minister, Edgar Gutierrez, has called today at the United Nations, to move towards sustainable development with a comprehensive vision that interweaves its economic, social and environmental dimensions. Opposition Defeat Sets the Political Scene in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15787&SEO=opposition-defeat-sets-the-political-scene-in-ecuador Quito, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The decision taken by the National Assembly (Parliament) to file the impeachment request against Ecuadorean Vice President, Jorge Glas, has set today the political setting in this South American nation. Heavy Rainfall Hits Istanbul Causing Million-Dollar Damage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15786&SEO=heavy-rainfall-hits-istanbul-causing-million-dollar-damage Istanbul, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The damage caused by heavy rains and floods in this city will cost around $60 million USD, according to preliminary estimates by insurance companies. Search for Missing People Due to Heavy Rains Continues in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15785&SEO=search-for-missing-people-due-to-heavy-rains-continues-in-japan Tokyo, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities are still searching for seven people missing due to heavy rains two weeks ago in the west of the country. Mexican Congress Ready to Face NAFTA Renegotiation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15784&SEO=mexican-congress-ready-to-face-nafta-renegotiation Mexico, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Congress has stated today its rejection to the United States'' pretensions to face the controversial trade measures in relation to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). German Goalkeeper Neuer Confirmed as New Captain of Bayern Munich http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15783&SEO=german-goalkeeper-neuer-confirmed-as-new-captain-of-bayern-munich Munich, July 19 (Prensa Latina) German Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was named today as Bayern Munich´s new captain for the next German Football League season, as confirmed by Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigg Major Cabinet Reshuffle in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15782&SEO=major-cabinet-reshuffle-in-turkey Ankara, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has submitted his cabinet reshuffle after a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. South Korea Consolidates Itself as Largest Investor in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15779&SEO=south-korea-consolidates-itself-as-largest-investor-in-vietnam Hanoi, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) South Korea heads the list of 120 countries and territories that bet more on Vietnam with a registered capital of 54.5 billion dollars, confirmed today in this capital the Foreign Investments Department. Cuba to Solve Energy Needs with Solar Panels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15778&SEO=cuba-to-solve-energy-needs-with-solar-panels Havana, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are working to solve the country''s energy needs by installing solar panels, above all in faraway communities nationwide. Nicaragua Celebrates 38th Anniv of Sandinista Popular Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15769&SEO=nicaragua-celebrates-38th-anniv-of-sandinista-popular-revolution By Alberto Corona Iran Promises a Respond to US Sanctions by Missile Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15765&SEO=iran-promises-a-respond-to-us-sanctions-by-missile-program Tehran, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Iran has condemned today the new US sanctions for its ballistic missile program and promised to carry out reciprocal actions against US natural and legal people who have taken action against this nation and other Muslim countries. Positive Effects of Structural Reform in China Extolled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15762&SEO=positive-effects-of-structural-reform-in-china-extolled Beijing, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The structural reform on the offer side applied in China is having positive effects on economic growth, emphasize here official sources. Debating Session on Agricultural Production in New Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15760&SEO=debating-session-on-agricultural-production-in-new-forum Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) A session of debates on agricultural production and its real potentialities, will be the antecedent of the 10th Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation, known in Cuba as CITAtenas-2017, from October 24 to 27, said here the organizers Tuesday. USA: Three Republicans Refuse to Repeal Obamacare without Replacement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15757&SEO=usa-three-republicans-refuse-to-repeal-obamacare-without-replacement Washington, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Three Republican senators announced today that they will vote against the process to repeal Obamacare, which represents the end for the Republican party''s efforts to abolish that health regulation. Food Situation in Syria Is Improving, Says United Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15754&SEO=food-situation-in-syria-is-improving-says-united-nations Rome, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Food security in some areas in Syria improved slightly, compared to the year 2016, although the situation is worse than prior to the war, United nations agencies warned. UN: Mandela Represents the Best of Human Race http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15753&SEO=un-mandela-represents-the-best-of-human-race United Nations, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) President of the United Nations General Assembly Peter Thomson said today that the late South African leader Nelson Mandela represents the best of human race and an endless source of inspiration. Tropical Storm Don Causes Flight Cancellations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15751&SEO=tropical-storm-don-causes-flight-cancellations Saint John, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The airline Leeward Isles Air Transport (LIAT) announced today the cancellation of commercial flights in areas of possible affectations caused by Tropical Storm Don, published the website of the newspaper The Daily Observer. Canada Fights 160 Wildfires in British Columbia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15750&SEO=canada-fights-160-wildfires-in-british-columbia Ottawa, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Around 160 fires are currently active in the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC), where according to preliminary reports, more than 1,880 square kilometers of woods have been devastated since April 1. Indonesia Rejects Return of National Citizens Who Joined IS in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15746&SEO=indonesia-rejects-return-of-national-citizens-who-joined-is-in-syria Jakarta, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Indonesian Government rejected today the return of its nationals that joined the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, trying to stop the spreading of extremist ideologies in the country, amid the increase of violence. Venezuela Rejects Threats From the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15745&SEO=venezuela-rejects-threats-from-the-usa Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry rejected Tuesday the threats for economic sanctions by the US government, and announced that it would deeply revise its relations with Washington. New Study Shows That Only About 25% Of Our DNA is Functional http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15744&SEO=new-study-shows-that-only-about-25-of-our-dna-is-functional Washington,Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) University of Houston evolutionary biologist Dan Graur has published new calculations showing that a maximum of one-quarter of the human genome is functional. Intense Fire in Six Italian Regions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15743&SEO=intense-fire-in-six-italian-regions Rome, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The number of requests for interventions received by the Unified Air Operational Center of the Department of Civil Protection for the extinction of forest fires in Italy rose to 16. New Model Projects an Increase in Dust Storms in the U.S.A http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15742&SEO=new-model-projects-an-increase-in-dust-storms-in-the-u.s.a Washington, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina)Could the storms that once engulfed the Great Plains in clouds of black dust in the 1930's once again wreak havoc in the U.S.? Tour de France 2017: Michael Matthews Wins Stage, But Chris Froome Retains Lead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15741&SEO=tour-de-france-2017-michael-matthews-wins-stage-but-chris-froome-retains-lead Romans-sur-Isere, France,Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Michael Matthews won his second stage of the Tour de France with victory on stage 16, as Britain''s Chris Froome retained the leader''s yellow jersey. Cuban and Mexican Universities Sign Agreement on the Caribbean Basin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15740&SEO=cuban-and-mexican-universities-sign-agreement-on-the-caribbean-basin Mexico, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Universities of Quintana Roo (UQROO) and Havana (UH) have signed an agreement to strengthen the curriculum of the Master´s of Applied Anthropology. Palestinians Call for a Day of Rage in Jerusalem http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15739&SEO=palestinians-call-for-a-day-of-rage-in-jerusalem Ramallah, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Al-Fatah Movement has called all Palestinians for a Day of Rage tomorrow to protest against the growing repression of Israeli occupying forces in East Jerusalem, particularly around the Al Aqsa mosque. Steps in France to Provide Security for Frightened Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15738&SEO=steps-in-france-to-provide-security-for-frightened-tourists 18 de julio de 2017, 12:14Paris, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Paris police has announced today that it will increase the security of several tourist sites protected against terror acts. Argentine Government Assists Areas Affected by Polar Wave http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15737&SEO=argentine-government-assists-areas-affected-by-polar-wave 18 de julio de 2017, 12:11Buenos Aires, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine government has launched an assistance mechanism for that areas hit by a polar wave, especially in Patagonia, where a record temperature of -25 degrees was recorded in Bariloche. Angola to Finance the Lauca Hydropower Plant Transportation System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15736&SEO=angola-to-finance-the-lauca-hydropower-plant-transportation-system Luanda, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has authorized the Ministry of Finance to seek external funds to complete the energy transportation system associated with the Lauca hydropower plant, an official source said. Turkey to Fight Terror 'to the end' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15735&SEO=turkey-to-fight-terror-to-the-end Ankara, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said that his government will resolutely continue fighting terrorism in the country and beyond, till eliminating the last terrorist. New U.S. Strategy to Renegotiate NAFTA Studied in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15734&SEO=new-u.s.-strategy-to-renegotiate-nafta-studied-in-canada Ottawa, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Canadian ambassador in Washington, David MacNaughton, presents today before provincial Prime Ministers the strategy of U.S. president, Donald Trump, to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Legislative Steps in California to Fight Global Warming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15733&SEO=legislative-steps-in-california-to-fight-global-warming Washington, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The US state of California is currently having strict steps to fight global warming till 2030 thanks to the stance taken by local lawmakers. 'I will Fight Until the End to Defend My Dignity', Says Lula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15732&SEO=i-will-fight-until-the-end-to-defend-my-dignity-says-lula Brasilia, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Tuesday repeated his conviction that he is a victim of true political persecution, and assured that he will fight to the end for his dignity. Evo Morales to Attend Forum of Sao Paulo Meeting in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15731&SEO=evo-morales-to-attend-forum-of-sao-paulo-meeting-in-nicaragua La Paz, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will travel to Nicaragua to attend the 23rd Sao Paulo Forum which will be held in Managua on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista People´s Revolution. Syrian Army Makes Further Advance in Raqqa towards Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15730&SEO=syrian-army-makes-further-advance-in-raqqa-towards-deir-ezzor Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) After fierce fighting, Syrian Army units have reportedly crushed more ISIS positions in southwestern Raqqa, taking control of more terrain in the offensive towards the province of Deir Ezzor. Cuba Hosts 4th International Festival of Social Communication http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15729&SEO=cuba-hosts-4th-international-festival-of-social-communication Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Festival of Social Communication, a space for the exchange of experiences among professionals of this science, is taking place as of today at the Conference Center in this capital. Putin Highlights Russia's Aerospace Development at MAKS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15726&SEO=putin-highlights-russias-aerospace-development-at-maks Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today highlighted the development of aerospace technology in his country, which has the potential to show the world, at the opening of the 12th International Aerospace Fair of Moscow (MAKS), being held at the Zhukovsky airport. Iran Will Resist New US sanctions, Parliament Speaker Stressed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15724&SEO=iran-will-resist-new-us-sanctions-parliament-speaker-stressed 18 de julio de 2017, 10:24Tehran, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Parliament (Majlis) has approved Tuesday an urgent bill conceived to counteract ''US adventurous and terrorist actions'' in the region, the legislative house Speaker Ali Larijani stressed. Mandela Day for Fostering Wellbeing of Less Fortunate South Africans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15722&SEO=mandela-day-for-fostering-wellbeing-of-less-fortunate-south-africans 18 de julio de 2017, 09:57Pretoria, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Mandela''s memory in another type of fight today in South Africa: foster wellbeing and raise the social standard of the poor. Sao Paulo Forum to Approve Our Americas Consensus in Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15720&SEO=sao-paulo-forum-to-approve-our-americas-consensus-in-nicaragua Managua, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Sao Paulo Forum will officially approve the Our Americas Consensus here on Tuesday, a programmatic document to promote unity among progressive and left-wing forces in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chile Registers Multibillion Investments in the World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15721&SEO=chile-registers-multibillion-investments-in-the-world 18 de julio de 2017, 09:53Santiago de Chile, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Chile registers investments in the world that reach 114 billion 230 million dollars, between 1990 to 2016, 92 percent of which concentrate in 10 countries, six of them in Latin America. Academicians Rejects Arbitrary US Intervention in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15719&SEO=academicians-rejects-arbitrary-us-intervention-in-panama 18 de julio de 2017, 09:51Panama, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Academicians from the University of Panama (UP) have rejected the extraterritorial US sanctions against La Estrella de Panama and El Siglo (GESE) newspapers. Four Ex Presidents Declared Persona Non Grata in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15715&SEO=four-ex-presidents-declared-persona-non-grata-in-venezuela Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has declared former Presidents Jorge Quiroga (Bolivia), Andres Pastrana (Colombia) and Laura Chinchilla and Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Costa Rica) as persona non grata, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry posted on its Twitter account. Latin American Development Bank Will Keep Supporting Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15710&SEO=latin-american-development-bank-will-keep-supporting-bolivia 18 de julio de 2017, 04:19La Paz, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America Development Bank (CAF) will keep financing projects and technical cooperation actions in the water sector in Bolivia during the next few years, confirmed the financial institution. Russia, China to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in Baltic Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15709&SEO=russia-china-to-conduct-joint-naval-exercises-in-baltic-sea 18 de julio de 2017, 00:29Moscow, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will conduct this week the first stage of their Joint Sea 2017 naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed. Beijing has assigned its most advanced missile destroyers for the drills. Syrian Forces Captures 5 Oil Fields from ISIS in Raqqa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15708&SEO=syrian-forces-captures-5-oil-fields-from-isis-in-raqqa 18 de julio de 2017, 00:19Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units captured five oil fields south of the northern city of Raqqa, following battles with the Islamic State (ISIS) or Daesh, in Arab, military sources confirmed. Aleppo's Industry Begins to Recover http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15707&SEO=aleppos-industry-begins-to-recover 18 de julio de 2017, 00:11Damascus, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Some 374 industrial plants and factories in Aleppo''s al-Sheikh Najjar industrial area have resumed production gradually reopening jobs for 1,200 workers in a city that was practically destroyed by the terrorist war imposed on Syria. Presidents of Cuba, Colombia Extol Good State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15706&SEO=presidents-of-cuba-colombia-extol-good-state-of-relations 17 de julio de 2017, 21:47Extol Good State of Relations Canada Stops Processing Thousands of Asylum Petitions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15705&SEO=canada-stops-processing-thousands-of-asylum-petitions 17 de julio de 2017, 18:56Ottawa, Jul 17 (Prensda Latina) Thousands of immigrants in Canada have as of today their audiences for applications of political asylum in this country suspended indefinitely due to the incapacity of federal agencies to handle the cases in the established time limits. Dominican Singer Sergio Vargas Arrives in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15703&SEO=dominican-singer-sergio-vargas-arrives-in-cuba 17 de julio de 2017, 16:15Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Dominican singer Sergio Vargas arrived in this capital Monday together with his orchestra, and he will perform for his first time in Cuban soil, with Cuban trobadour singer Tony Avila. Almost 1,700 Civilians Died in Afghanistan in Last Six Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15702&SEO=almost-1700-civilians-died-in-afghanistan-in-last-six-months 17 de julio de 2017, 16:09Kabul, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Of the more than 1,700 dead civilians reported in Afghanistan in the first six months of 2017, the United Nations attributed 327 -almost a fifth of the total- to the pro-governemntal forces. Colombia's President Promotes Investments in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15701&SEO=colombias-president-promotes-investments-in-cuba 17 de julio de 2017, 15:25Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s President Juan Manuel Santos asserted here today that his country ''is very interested in investing in Cuba'', and urged Colombian businesspeople that accompany him on his current visit to identify opportunities and expand business on the island. Ugandan Soldiers to Reinforce African Contingent in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15700&SEO=ugandan-soldiers-to-reinforce-african-contingent-in-somalia 17 de julio de 2017, 15:17Kampala, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 soldiers and officials from the Uganda Popular Defense Forces (UPDF) departed for Somalia Monday, to reinforce the mission of the African Union (Amisom) deployed in Somalia since 2007. Colombian President Honors Cuba's National Hero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15699&SEO=colombian-president-honors-cubas-national-hero Havana, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos paid tribute today to the Cuban National Hero Jose Marti in the Memorial of the Revolution Square, accompanied by the Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra. Is this Gulf of Mexico Tubeworm the Longest Living Animal in World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15698&SEO=is-this-gulf-of-mexico-tubeworm-the-longest-living-animal-in-world Washington,Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Large tubeworms living in the cold depths of the Gulf of Mexico may be among the longest living animals in the world. IAAF Provisionally Suspends Frank Fredericks in Payment Probe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15696&SEO=iaaf-provisionally-suspends-frank-fredericks-in-payment-probe Mónaco, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Four-time Olympic medalist Frank Fredericks has been suspended from duty by track and field''s governing body, the IAAF, while he is investigated for alleged corruption suspected of being linked to the 2016 Olympics hosting vote. Central Cuba Recovers Peregrination Site Dedicated to Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15695&SEO=central-cuba-recovers-peregrination-site-dedicated-to-che-guevara Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The monument that remembers the end of the invasion of Column 8, commanded by Ernesto Che Guevara during the final offensive in 1958 to the center of Cuba, renews today his image after a rehabilitation. Canadian Gov't and Opposition Join Forces to Help Displaced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15694&SEO=canadian-govt-and-opposition-join-forces-to-help-displaced Ottawa, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Public Security and Preparation for Emergencies Ralph Goodale, is joining their efforts to the ones by opposition leader Todd Doherty, with the aim to take care of the evacuated people by fires in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Dominica Alerts of Low Pressure System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15693&SEO=dominica-alerts-of-low-pressure-system Roseau, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Commonwealth of Dominica have alerted people to the presence in the vicinity of the archipelago of a low pressure system moving southward. Climate Change Threatens Asia-Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15692&SEO=climate-change-threatens-asia-pacific Hanoi, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) With a typhoon on the doorstep, a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) was published here today that climate change could undermine the Asia-Pacific development. Congress of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15691&SEO=congress-of-agricultural-and-forestry-technicians-begins-in-cuba La Habana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Fifth Congress of the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Foresty Technicians (ACTAF), has begun today with the participation of about 300 delegates, who will previously pay tribute to the country''s phytosanitary workers. MPs to Focus on Chevron-Affected Areas in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15690&SEO=mps-to-focus-on-chevron-affected-areas-in-ecuador Quito, July 17 (Prensa Latina) A mission of the European Parliament is continuing a visit to Ecuador so as to verify the damage caused by the US Multinational Energy Corporation Chevron (formerly Texaco), which is the reason for the trial carried out by the indigenous communities. China Welcomes Talks Proposal Between Pyongyang and Seoul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15689&SEO=china-welcomes-talks-proposal-between-pyongyang-and-seoul Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China applauded today a proposal by the Republic of Korea to hold military talks and between Red Cross organizations with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), urging both sides to reach a consensus. 67-Percent US Citizens Rejects Trump's Twitter Habits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15688&SEO=67-percent-us-citizens-rejects-trumps-twitter-habits Washington, July 17 (Prensa Latina) 67 percent of US citizens disapproved of President Donald Trump''s unconventional Twitter habits to comunicate with the people, according to ABC News and The Washington Post. Legislative Rightwing Boycott Damages Salvadorian Tourist Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15687&SEO=legislative-rightwing-boycott-damages-salvadorian-tourist-industry San Salvador, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The legislative rightwing boycott by Salvadorian Republican Nationalist Alliance (ARENA) provoked the loss of 14,000 jobs in the local tourist industry, denounced the government Monday by a communique. Cuban Women Live Longer But Are Less Healthy, Study Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15686&SEO=cuban-women-live-longer-but-are-less-healthy-study-says Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Senior women in Cuba feel less healthy compared to men, a situation similar to that of other countries ranging from biological to cultural features, according to a recent study published here. Civilian Casualties Rise in Syria and Iraq During Trump's Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15685&SEO=civilian-casualties-rise-in-syria-and-iraq-during-trumps-government Washington, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The number of civilian casualties in the Coalition air raid against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq has significantly increased since US President Donald Trump´s Inauguration, according to a report released today. China's GDP Grows 6.9 Percent in First Half of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15684&SEO=chinas-gdp-grows-6.9-percent-in-first-half-of-2017 Beijing, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) China''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown about 6.9 percent year-on-year in the first half of this year, about 38.15 trillion yuan ($5.62 trillion USD), the National Bureau of Statistics reported today. Argentina: Infant Mortality Increased in Buenos Aires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15683&SEO=argentina-infant-mortality-increased-in-buenos-aires Buenos Aires, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Infant mortality in Buenos Aires increased from 6.0 in 2015 to 7.2 percent in 2016, in a great part, because of the loss of adquisitive power by the most vulnerable sectors, said a report by local entity Fundación Soberanía Sanitaria. Drug Cartels Battles Spark Off Violence and Insecurity in Cancun http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15681&SEO=drug-cartels-battles-spark-off-violence-and-insecurity-in-cancun Mexico, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Cancun, one of Mexico´s main tourist resorts, is currently experiencing unprecedented high-levels of violence and insecurity caused by battles between drug cartels. Bolivia Makes Progress in Preparations for Meeting with Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15678&SEO=bolivia-makes-progress-in-preparations-for-meeting-with-chile La Paz, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia expects to send to Chile this week a draft protocol to resolve border incidents, to be discussed during the meeting in Santa Cruz on July 25, Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni said. Argentina Holds Technical Meetings Prior MERCOSUR Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15677&SEO=argentina-holds-technical-meetings-prior-mercosur-summit Buenos Aires, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The technical meetings of the MERCOSUR''s Summit of Heads of State will begin today prior to the event, in which the heads of States of that bloc and other guests will bring together in the Argentine city of Mendoza. Temer's Fortune Wasted to Buy Lawmakers will Be Useless http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15675&SEO=temers-fortune-wasted-to-buy-lawmakers-will-be-useless Brasilia, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The fortune that Michel Temer wasted to buy lawmakers to try to bury the charges of corruption against him will be useless, the president of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism, José Roberto de Toledo, said today. Russia: U.S. Conditions to Return Properties Are Unacceptable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15673&SEO=russia-u.s.-conditions-to-return-properties-are-unacceptable Moscow, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today that the imposition of conditions to unblock its diplomatic properties in New York and Washington are unacceptable, and called for dialogue in that regard between the two countries'' foreign ministries. Colombia's President Begins Official Agenda in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15672&SEO=colombias-president-begins-official-agenda-in-cuba Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, will meet today here with his Cuban peer, Raul Castro, at the Revolution Palace, in the context of his current official visit to the island. Vivid Sculptures Attract Tourists in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15671&SEO=vivid-sculptures-attract-tourists-in-havana Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) A number of mysterious sculptures in Havana are among the most significant attractions for foreign tourists visiting the Cuban capital. Syrian Army Faces Attacks in Southern Part of Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15670&SEO=syrian-army-faces-attacks-in-southern-part-of-country Damascus, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist elements have attacked Syrian army units in the southern region of the country, according to some images and information released by military sources in Damascus. As reported by several media, including the Al Masdar News website, these terror troops belong to the Jaysh Osoud al Sharquiyah group, linked to the so-called US-backed Syrian Free Army (ELS). Elections in Angola: Six for a Chair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15664&SEO=elections-in-angola-six-for-a-chair Por Roberto HernandezLuanda (Prensa Latina) Angola will have a new president when on August 23 the more than 25,000 polling stations set up by the National Electoral Commission close and the party with more representatives elected then choose the top executive. The winner will come from a list of six candidates, none of whom is a woman. Somalia is in Its Third Week of an Internet Blackout http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15662&SEO=somalia-is-in-its-third-week-of-an-internet-blackout Mogadiscio,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The internet has been down in Somalia since June 24, when an anchor from a Swiss-owned ship, MSC Alice, cut the single fibre cable that links Somalia to the rest of the world. China -Blue Alert For Typhoon Talas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15660&SEO=china-blue-alert-for-typhoon-talas Beijing, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) China''s national observatory today renewed a blue alert for typhoon Talas, which is expected to hit Hainan Province and the Beibu Gulf. British Government Considers Life Sentences For Acid Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15658&SEO=british-government-considers-life-sentences-for-acid-attacks London,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The British government is set to launch a review on tougher sentencing for perpetrators of acid attacks after Home Secretary Amber Rudd said those found guilty should ''feel the full force of the law.'' Cuba Graduates New Group of International Chefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15657&SEO=cuba-graduates-new-group-of-international-chefs La Habana, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina)The Culinary Association of Cuba,FACRC, has graduated 24 Chefs of international ranking in its course corresponding to 2016-2017. Tourists Love Diving in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15656&SEO=tourists-love-diving-in-cuba La Habana,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Hundread of tourists love the adventures of diving in Cuba according to reports from tour operators. Senegal: Eight Dead,Many Injured in Senegal Football Stadium Stampede http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15655&SEO=senegal-eight-deadmany-injured-in-senegal-football-stadium-stampede Dakar, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Eight people have been killed during a Senegal football league final in Dakar in a stampede that broke out following clashes at the end of the match,local media reported. Former FBI Director James Comey is Writing a Book http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15653&SEO=former-fbi-director-james-comey-is-writing-a-book Washington,Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director who was fired in May by President Trump, is writing a book about his experience in public service, including his tumultuous and brief tenure in the Trump administration. 90% of Drinking Water in Karachi is Unfit For Human Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15651&SEO=90-of-drinking-water-in-karachi-is-unfit-for-human-consumption Islamabad, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Up to 90 percent of water supplied in Karachi, a city of 20 million,is unfit for human consumption due to the presence of bacterial contamination, revealed a report on Saturday. Bolivia to Discuss Protocol for Border Issues in Meeting with Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15649&SEO=bolivia-to-discuss-protocol-for-border-issues-in-meeting-with-chile La Paz, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will present a draft protocol to settle the border incidents at a meeting with Chile, scheduled for June 25th in the department of Santa Cruz, said Bolivian foreign minister Fernando Huanacuni. India Aiming at $300bn Investment Target for Energy Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15648&SEO=india-aiming-at-300bn-investment-target-for-energy-program New Delhi, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) India wants to invest 300 billion USD over next decade to meet its surging oil and gas demand, as it needs to increase production of hydrocarbons, and then refine and transport them to households. Values and Legacy of Nelson Mandela Highlighted in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15647&SEO=values-and-legacy-of-nelson-mandela-highlighted-in-cuba Havana, July 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sports delegates, executives and participants in the race for the International Day of South African leader Nelson Mandela highlighted today the importance of their legacy for the new generations in the world. Vietnam and Singapore unite against terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15641&SEO=vietnam-and-singapore-unite-against-terrorism Singapore, July 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Singapore shared concerns about the dangers of terrorism and reaffirmed their willingness to work together in confronting extremist violence. We are Integrating Bolivia by Road Building, affirms Evo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15639&SEO=we-are-integrating-bolivia-by-road-building-affirms-evo La Paz, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales extolled the integration of Bolivia from East to West and from North to South through the construction of roads, when inaugurating today the two-way road San Roque-Huarinas in the La Paz Department. Islamist Organization and Leaders Condemn Israeli Action in Al-Aqsa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15633&SEO=islamist-organization-and-leaders-condemn-israeli-action-in-al-aqsa Riyadh, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and various Arab and Muslim institutions and countries condemned today Israel''s decision to close the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and ban Palestinians from praying. Cuban President Extols Validity of non-State Sector of the Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15631&SEO=cuban-president-extols-validity-of-non-state-sector-of-the-economy La Habana, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban president Raul Castro extolled the eve the validity of the non-state forms in the economy as method to generate jobs and diversify the offer of goods and services. Patagonia Sea and Land, New Chilean Environmental Perspective http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15630&SEO=patagonia-sea-and-land-new-chilean-environmental-perspective By Fausto Triana Mexico to Host Summit on Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15629&SEO=mexico-to-host-summit-on-cancer Mexico, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will host the World Leaders Summit on Cancer 2017, Cities Leading the Change, a venue to contribute reaching the target of reducing by 25 percent the deaths due to that illness in 2025, it was known today. Coffee Growing in Cuba, Advancing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15628&SEO=coffee-growing-in-cuba-advancing Por María Julia MayoralHavana (Prensa Latina) Still far from its maximum potential, coffee growing in Cuba is moving towards revival to reach eight thousand tons of gold coffee in 2017, according to an executive in the sector. After almost four years of investments, the main result is the transformation of plantations, which has led to the gradual increase of harvests, said engineer Elexis Legrá to Prensa Latina. Security Programs Hit Crime in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15627&SEO=security-programs-hit-crime-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran authorities confirmed Friday a reduction of the homicides, robberies and extortions in the last year, especially after the application of extraordinary security measures. Cuban Disco Thrower Silinda O. Morales Wins Gold in Nairobi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15624&SEO=cuban-disco-thrower-silinda-o.-morales-wins-gold-in-nairobi Nairobi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban female discus thrower Silinda O. Morales won the world title at the World Junior Athletics Championship in the capital of Kenya, in competitions that are disputed until Sunday. Syria Describes Seventh Round of Dialogue in Geneva as Useful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15623&SEO=syria-describes-seventh-round-of-dialogue-in-geneva-as-useful United Nations, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Syrian governmental delegation at the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, Bashar al-Jaafari, described today as useful the seventh round of talks, in which the fight against terrorism was discussed by the parts. Man Stabs Six Tourists in Egypt in Deadly Spree; Two Died http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15622&SEO=man-stabs-six-tourists-in-egypt-in-deadly-spree-two-died Cairo, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) An unidentified man attacked six foreign tourists, two of whom died in the luxurious spa town of Hurghada, south of the Sinai peninsula facing the Red Sea, reported the Interior Ministry. Trade Turnover Surges 26% between Russia, China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15620&SEO=trade-turnover-surges-26-between-russia-china Moscow, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Trade turnover between Russia and China surged 26% in the first half of 2017, reaching 39.78 billion USD before June, reported Russian Today (RT). Climate Change May Make it Too Hot to Fly, Study Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15619&SEO=climate-change-may-make-it-too-hot-to-fly-study-says Washington, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The rise of the temperatures caused by global warming will bring up problems for the taking off of planes in the next decades, predicted a study made by the University of Columbia, published today. State Budget 2016 Guaranteed Social Services in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15618&SEO=state-budget-2016-guaranteed-social-services-in-cuba Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban state budget managed to guarantee the financial demands for social services while supporting the funding required in the productive sphere, noted the Minister of Finance and Prices, Lina Pedraza. Fishermen Angry as Fukushima Releases Radioactive Water into Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15617&SEO=fishermen-angry-as-fukushima-releases-radioactive-water-into-ocean Tokyo, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Fishermen and environmental groups have condemned a plan to release radioactive tritium from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean. Mexico Conducts a Census of Homeless Persons in the Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15616&SEO=mexico-conducts-a-census-of-homeless-persons-in-the-capital Mexico, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) About 1,600 brigade members from the Social Development Secretariat have conducted a census of homeless population 2017, in 16 delegations of Mexico City, was announced here today. Drugs and Weapons Occupied in South African Airport http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15614&SEO=drugs-and-weapons-occupied-in-south-african-airport Pretoria, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening or reinforcment of security measures at Johannesburg''s or Tambo International Airport began to show results with the capture of about 200 kilograms of cocaine and a shipment of automatic rifles, it was reported today. Bolivian Gov't to Fund More Than 300 Social Projects in La Paz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15612&SEO=bolivian-govt-to-fund-more-than-300-social-projects-in-la-paz La Paz, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has announced today the disbursement of more than $36 million USD to finance some 375 social projects on occasion of the 208th anniversary of the first libertarian scream in the department of La Paz. British Police Frustrates Five Terror Attacks in the Last Weeks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15611&SEO=british-police-frustrates-five-terror-attacks-in-the-last-weeks London, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The London Metropolitan Police (MET) frustrated 5 terrorist attacks in the last weeks in the United Kingdom, some of them just about to be perpetrated, as confirmed by MET chief Cressida Dick Friday. Former Peruvian President and His Wife Spend the Night in Prison http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15610&SEO=former-peruvian-president-and-his-wife-spend-the-night-in-prison Lima, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife, Nadine Heredia, spent their first night in a detention center after a controversial arrest warrant issued against them by a judge in an money laundering investigation. Venezuelan FM Denounces US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15609&SEO=venezuelan-fm-denounces-us-attack Caracas, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Samuel Moncada, has denounced today the US intentions to increase its attacks against the sovereignty of the South American nation through pressure to other countries. US Activist Calls to Increase Pressure Against Blockade of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15608&SEO=us-activist-calls-to-increase-pressure-against-blockade-of-cuba New York, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Ike Nahem, coordinator of solidarity with Cuba in New York, has called today to increase pressure in the United States and the world against the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade to the island. Russia Denounces Smear Anti-Syrian Campaign by White Helmet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15606&SEO=russia-denounces-smear-anti-syrian-campaign-by-white-helmet Moscow, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Foreign Ministry has denounced Friday the so-called White Helmets NGO is involved in a defamation campaign targeting the Syrian government. Armed Groups in Southern Syria Reject US-Russia Ceasefire Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15605&SEO=armed-groups-in-southern-syria-reject-us-russia-ceasefire-deal Damascus, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The largest coalition of armed militant groups in Southern Syria refused to participate in a US-Russia brokered ceasefire stretching across Quneitra, Dara''a and Western Sweida. Buenos Aires Professors Ratify Struggle After Rejecting Proposal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15603&SEO=buenos-aires-professors-ratify-struggle-after-rejecting-proposal Buenos Aires, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Buenos Aires professors, member of the Union of Education Workers (UTE), have ratified today a fight plan after rebuffing the local Executive´s proposal to increase the salary by 21.5 percent, which they term it as insufficient. A Venezuelan Majority Not Trusting the Opposition to Solve the Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15602&SEO=a-venezuelan-majority-not-trusting-the-opposition-to-solve-the-crisis Caracas, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) A 71 percent of the Venezuelans believe that the national opposition lacks a concrete plan to overcome the current economic situation in the country, according to investigation carried out by Hinterlaces pollster. President Raul Castro Presides Over Parliament's Plenary Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15601&SEO=president-raul-castro-presides-over-parliaments-plenary-session Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro is presiding over the plenary debate of the Ninth Ordinary Session of Cuba's Parliament's Eighth Legislature, in which core issues of the country's socio-economic life are being analyzed. Pakistan- Government and Opposition Fight Over Future Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15600&SEO=pakistan-government-and-opposition-fight-over-future-prime-minister New Delhi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Although he refuses to leave his post, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is against the ropes today due to a corruption scandal that involves him and that it is used by the opposition to demand that he be replaced at the helm of the country. Terrorist Oscar Perez Appears at Opposition Stronghold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15599&SEO=terrorist-oscar-perez-appears-at-opposition-stronghold Caracas, July 14 (Prensa Latina) The fugitive police pilot who allegedly stole a helicopter and used it to attack Venezuela''s Supreme Court has appeared at an opposition strike in the capital, stronghold of the Venezuelan right-wingers. Elections in Brazil without Lula Would Be a Fraud, FMLN Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15598&SEO=elections-in-brazil-without-lula-would-be-a-fraud-fmln-says San Salvador, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) has described today as an attack to the Brazilian democracy a recent ruling to remove former President Luiz Inacio ''Lula'' da Silva from the electoral battle. Angola, SA, DRC Reaffirmed Commitment to Regional Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15596&SEO=angola-sa-drc-reaffirmed-commitment-to-regional-peace Pretoria, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa have reaffirmed their commitment to the Tripartite Mechanism, which is a crucial vehicle to regional peace efforts SA News highlights here Friday. FAO Warns of Worsening Food Crisis in East Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15595&SEO=fao-warns-of-worsening-food-crisis-in-east-africa Rome, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) alerted here today that for three consecutive years of drought in East Africa worsened the food crisis in that region. Paraguayan Farmers to Extend their Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15594&SEO=paraguayan-farmers-to-extend-their-protests Asuncion, July 13 (Prensa Latina) The length of country demonstration in this capital has become volatile, after they ratified today their decision to take part in this protest for an indefinite period till their demands are met. Seventh Round of the Intra-Syrian Dialogue Ends in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15593&SEO=seventh-round-of-the-intra-syrian-dialogue-ends-in-geneva United Nations, July 14 (Prensa Latina) The seventh round of the UN-sponsored dialogue between Syrian government and opposition representatives ends today in Geneva, and the mediator of the process, Staffan de Mistura, will report to the Security Council. Iran Urges US to Reconsider Negative Approach towards Nuclear Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15592&SEO=iran-urges-us-to-reconsider-negative-approach-towards-nuclear-deal New York, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the US to reconsider its negative approach towards the nuclear deal as it is an international agreement. Over 100 Reporters Killed or Injured in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15591&SEO=over-100-reporters-killed-or-injured-in-mosul Baghdad, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Forty-seven Iraqi journalists were killed and 55 were injured while they covered the government''s offensive in Mosul, an Arab institution said, while local media continued reporting on the operations in Ninive today. No Poor in Vietnamese Province Devastated by War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15589&SEO=no-poor-in-vietnamese-province-devastated-by-war Hanoi, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The southern province of Binh Duong shed the ashes of a devastating war in the 60s and 70s and now it is the first and only Vietnamese territory without poor families. Cuban MPs Analyze Progress of the Country in Plenary Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15588&SEO=cuban-mps-analyze-progress-of-the-country-in-plenary-session Havana, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Parliament is analyzing today the full progress of the country by reviewing the summary of the main issues discussed during the Ninth period of session of its Eighth Legislature. Cuba Goes for New Medals in Disabled Athletics Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15585&SEO=cuba-goes-for-new-medals-in-disabled-athletics-competition London, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Two time Paralympic Champion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Leinier Savón, will open the Cuban participation on Friday in the Disabled World Athletics Cup of London, Great Britain, which will spread until July 23. Turkey Judged 169,000 People since Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15584&SEO=turkey-judged-169000-people-since-coup Ankara, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The turkish authorities adopted legal measures against 169,000 persons accused of taking part or having links with the organizers of the failed coup perpetrated on July 15, 2016, official sources said here. Caricom Summit: Problems, Commitments and Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15580&SEO=caricom-summit-problems-commitments-and-agreements Georgetown (Prensa Latina) The 15 member countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) have recently began to implement the commitments adopted on July 7 in the capital of Grenada during the 38th summit of that organization. Brazil to Continue Bleeding while Temer Rules, Says Parliamentarian http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15578&SEO=brazil-to-continue-bleeding-while-temer-rules-says-parliamentarian Brasilia, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) As long as President Michel Temer remains in power, Brazil will continue to bleed, parliamentarian from the Workers'' Party (PT) Patrus Ananias told the Constitutional and Justice Commission (CCJ) of the Lower House. Most Venezuelans Demand Economic Laws for Private Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15577&SEO=most-venezuelans-demand-economic-laws-for-private-companies Caracas, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 80 percent of the Venezuelan population believe that the Government should establish clear economic regulations for private companies, said today Oscar Shemel, head of the Hinterlaces polling firm. Cuban Parliamentarians Discuss Computerization Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15575&SEO=cuban-parliamentarians-discuss-computerization-policy Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians were informed today on the new policy of computerization of the society, from its implementation to the first results of this project, which has a high economic and social impact for the country. Caravan of Pastors for Peace Begins Visit to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15574&SEO=caravan-of-pastors-for-peace-begins-visit-to-cuba Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The 28th Caravan of the United States-Cuba Friendship, led by Pastors for Peace, arrived today to Cuba, seeking to support the calls for the end of the economic, financial and commercial blockade set up by the United States. Iraqi Children in Mosul Pay the Price of War; Unicef http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15570&SEO=iraqi-children-in-mosul-pay-the-price-of-war-unicef 13 de julio de 2017, 14:47United Nations, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) has warned that about 650,000 children in the Iraqi city of Mosul are paying with their suffering the terrible price of the last three years of terrorist war. Syria Holds 3rd Meeting with UN Special Envoy De Mistura http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15568&SEO=syria-holds-3rd-meeting-with-un-special-envoy-de-mistura 13 de julio de 2017, 14:43Damascus, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) As Syria''s delegation held a third round of talks with UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva as part of the ongoing intra-Syrian dialogue, Army elite units began operations to capture ISIS last stronghold in Homs province. Congo Deputy Prime Minister in Angola to Talk of Refugees Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15567&SEO=congo-deputy-prime-minister-in-angola-to-talk-of-refugees-situation Luanda, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, She Leonare Oshintudu, arrived in Angola today for a tripartite meeting on the situation of refugees in this country. Bolivia 360 Music Festival to Defend Latin Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15566&SEO=bolivia-360-music-festival-to-defend-latin-folklore La Paz, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) In its first edition, the Bolivia 360 Music Festival will gather representatives of Latin American folklore in August 5 and 6, announced the organizers of the event here Thursday. French President Welcomes German Chancellor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15565&SEO=french-president-welcomes-german-chancellor Paris, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting today, in the context of a minister council between both countries, held in this city. Cuban Foreign Minister Welcomes UN Human Rights Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15564&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-welcomes-un-human-rights-expert Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla welcomed the United Nations independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, Virginia Dandan Thursday, at the Cuban Foreign Ministry headquarters. Chile to Request Extradition of Dictatorship Assassin in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15563&SEO=chile-to-request-extradition-of-dictatorship-assassin-in-usa Santiago de Chile, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court gave green light to the petition to the United States to extradite Armando Fernandez Larios, ex-Army officer accused of participation in several assassinations. Tillerson Left Persian Gulf Apparently without Resolving Qatar Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15562&SEO=tillerson-left-persian-gulf-apparently-without-resolving-qatar-crisis Cairo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left Doha on Thursday with no breakthrough reported in resolving the month-long dispute, which pits the Saudi-led Arab quartet against Qatar. Sebastian Corchia Signs 4 Years Sevilla Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15561&SEO=sebastian-corchia-signs-4-years-sevilla-deal Sevilla,Spain, Jul 13(Prensa Latina) France Sebastien Corchia has signed a four-year contract with Sevilla after signing from French outfit Lille. USA Preventing Inspection of Chemicals Weapons in Syria, Says Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15560&SEO=usa-preventing-inspection-of-chemicals-weapons-in-syria-says-russia Moscow, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The United States by all means tries to prevent the sending of experts to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria, denounced today Mikhail Ulianov, director of the arms control department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Cameroon: Death Toll From Terror Attack Rises to 19 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15559&SEO=cameroon-death-toll-from-terror-attack-rises-to-19 Yaunde, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the double bombing in northern Cameroon rose to 19 today, after accounts from authorized sources. Colombia Proposes Global Deal to Fix Coffee Harvest Price http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15558&SEO=colombia-proposes-global-deal-to-fix-coffee-harvest-price Bogota, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The first World Forum on Coffee, held the last two days in the Colombian city of Medellin, closed its sessions with a Bogota proposal to fix a global price on coffee harvests. Paraguayan Guasu Front Against Lula da Silva Sentence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15557&SEO=paraguayan-guasu-front-against-lula-da-silva-sentence Asuncion, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The condemnation of former Brazilian president Lula Da Silva is a new blow to democracy in Brazil, the Paraguayan left-wing Front Guasu party (FG) believes today. Bolivian FM Highlights Importance of Borders Meeting with Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15556&SEO=bolivian-fm-highlights-importance-of-borders-meeting-with-chile La Paz, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni has stated that the meeting of the Border Committee with Chile stands out today as an important mechanism to resolve consular and border issues between the two countries. More Than 1.5 Million Italian Families in Absolute Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15555&SEO=more-than-1.5-million-italian-families-in-absolute-poverty Rome, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The number of Italian families living in absolute poverty in 2016 has reached 1,619,000, equivalent to 6.3 percent of the whole country, the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) reported today. PEMEX Workers Accused of Stealing Fuel in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15553&SEO=pemex-workers-accused-of-stealing-fuel-in-mexico Mexico, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 600 workers, union members and reliable to the company Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), were accused of participating during one year in stealing fuel from the company, according top reports today. Chuck Blazer, Key Figure in FIFA Corruption Scandal, Dies at 72 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15552&SEO=chuck-blazer-key-figure-in-fifa-corruption-scandal-dies-at-72 New York,Jul 13 (Prensa Latina)Chuck Blazer,72, the disgraced North American soccer executive whose admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled FIFA president Sepp Blatter, has died. South Africa, United States Announce Joint Military Exercises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15551&SEO=south-africa-united-states-announce-joint-military-exercises 13 de julio de 2017, 10:47Pretoria, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The South African National Defense Forces (SADF) will carry out military maneuvers with the United States from July 17 to August 4, announced the government''s Communication Department today. Regional Railway Integration Ends Unasur Meeting in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15549&SEO=regional-railway-integration-ends-unasur-meeting-in-uruguay Montevideo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) With the presentation of a study to elaborate a strategy facilitating regional railway integration, ends today the meeting of the South American Council of Infrastructure and Planning (Cosiplan) of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur). Oman Wants to Expand Economic Ties with Iran, Despite Gulf Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15548&SEO=oman-wants-to-expand-economic-ties-with-iran-despite-gulf-crisis Muscat, Jul 13 (prensa Latina) Oman reaffirmed today its willingness to expand relations with Iran, particularly economic and trade cooperation, regardless of political ups and downs, such as that affecting the Persian Gulf region due to the crisis with Qatar. Lula and Legal Procedures as a Weapon of War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15546&SEO=lula-and-legal-procedures-as-a-weapon-of-war Por Moises Perez MokBrasilia, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) For Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva''s defense attorneys, the former Brazilian president, who was sentenced to prison, became a long time ago a victim of what international studies define as lawfare. Maduro Calls for Justice for Victims of Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15545&SEO=maduro-calls-for-justice-for-victims-of-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has approved a budget of 40 billion bolivares (about $15 million USD) for the Venezuelan National Victim Assistance Fund. Transpacific Trade Pact Members Agree to Continue without U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15544&SEO=transpacific-trade-pact-members-agree-to-continue-without-u.s. Tokyo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The 11 participant countries in the Transpacific Trade Association (TPP) agreed today to go forward with the multinational agreement of free trade without the U.S. U.S. Artist Distances Himself from Trump, Exhibits Works in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15541&SEO=u.s.-artist-distances-himself-from-trump-exhibits-works-in-cuba Por Martha SanchezHavana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. artist Ben Jones has criticized the stance taken by President Donald Trump against strengthening relations between his country and Cuba, where he is holding a personal exhibition. Panamanian Gov't Takes Distance from U.S. Sanctions on Local Media http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15542&SEO=panamanian-govt-takes-distance-from-u.s.-sanctions-on-local-media 13 de julio de 2017, 09:23Panama, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian government confirmed today it distances from the extraterritorial sanction of the United States against dailies La Estrella and El Siglo (Gese), reiterating it is an issue between its owners and U.S. authorities. A 6% Growth, a Huge Challenge for South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15539&SEO=a-6-growth-a-huge-challenge-for-south-africa Johannesburg, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) For South Africa to achieve a 6% growth the government will have to make ''extraordinary bold decisions'' to be able to change the economy, believes Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Cuban Delegation Visits Syrian Military Hospital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15538&SEO=cuban-delegation-visits-syrian-military-hospital Damascus, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) A representative of the Cuban embassy in Syria, led by business manager, Pablo Ginarte, has visited the Yussef Azmeh military hospital in the Mezzeh neighborhood of this capital. Cuban Ministers Report before Parliament's Committees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15537&SEO=cuban-ministers-report-before-parliaments-committees Havana, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the agencies of the Cuban State central administration are reporting today on their management to the legislators, prior to the Ninth Ordinary Session of the Eighth Legislature of the Parliament. South Africa Will Conduct Peacekeeping Drill with US Forces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15536&SEO=south-africa-will-conduct-peacekeeping-drill-with-us-forces Pretoria, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The South African National Defense Force and United States troops are set for the bilateral peace support operation exercise for the third time since 2011, SA News reported Thursday. Nicaragua Readies to Host 23rd Sao Paulo Forum Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15531&SEO=nicaragua-readies-to-host-23rd-sao-paulo-forum-meeting Managua, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua readies to host the 23rd Sao Paulo Forum Meeting, with the participation of at least 300 representatives of social movements and leftwing parties of Latin America and the Caribbean. Malaysia Warns ISIS Is Expanding in South East Asia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15530&SEO=malaysia-warns-isis-is-expanding-in-south-east-asia Kuala Lumpur, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has warned on the expansion of the Islamic State (ISIS) in South East Asia, where the terrorist organization wants to set bases after losing territory in the Middle East. FAO: 17 Million People are Food Insecure in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15529&SEO=fao-17-million-people-are-food-insecure-in-yemen Geneva, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Some 17 million people in Yemen, two thirds of the population, are today severely food insecure, said FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva here. Cuban Jews Call for Closer Ties with the US Community http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15521&SEO=cuban-jews-call-for-closer-ties-with-the-us-community Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Jewish leaders have today called on their US counterparts to hold and strengthen ties between both communities that is also beneficial for others. Chile: Alarm because of Giant Iceberg Detachment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15520&SEO=chile-alarm-because-of-giant-iceberg-detachment 12 de julio de 2017, 17:42Santiago de Chile, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The detachment of a giant iceberg weighing a billion tons caused alarm in the environmemntal organization Greenpeace Chile Wednesday. Cuban Deputies Tackle Down on Tourism Performance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15519&SEO=cuban-deputies-tackle-down-on-tourism-performance Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban deputies gathered in the Commission for Attention to Services have dealt with the current performance of tourism as a strategic sector for social economic development of the nation. UK Supreme Court Approves Reforms for Same-Sex Marriage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15518&SEO=uk-supreme-court-approves-reforms-for-same-sex-marriage 12 de julio de 2017, 16:32London, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The same-sex marriages will have the same rights established for the spousal pension as heterosexual couples, the UK Supreme Court ruled today. Prensa Latina Presents Exhibition in Honor of Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15517&SEO=prensa-latina-presents-exhibition-in-honor-of-che-guevara Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina News Agency has opened today an exclusive photo exhibition in honor of Che Guevara at the Revolution Museum in this capital. CNE Guarantees Security and Transparency in Venezuelan Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15516&SEO=cne-guarantees-security-and-transparency-in-venezuelan-elections 12 de julio de 2017, 15:41Caracas, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Tibisay Lucena, has guaranteed security and transparency for the July 30´s elections. Brazil´s Ex-President Lula Sentenced to 9.5 Years in Prison http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15515&SEO=brazilas-ex-president-lula-sentenced-to-9.5-years-in-prison 12 de julio de 2017, 15:12Brasilia, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Federal judge Sergio Moro has sentenced today ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to 9.5 years for the alleged commission of crimes of passive corruption and money laundering. Cuban Food-Processing Industry Targeted by National Deputies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15511&SEO=cuban-food-processing-industry-targeted-by-national-deputies Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban food-processing industry is undergoing a phased recovery, which prioritizes the dairy and meat industries, given the financial, material and human impossibility of making progress in all sectors. Four Young US Men to Kayak from Cuba to the United States. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15510&SEO=four-young-us-men-to-kayak-from-cuba-to-the-united-states. Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The US citizens, Andy Cochrane, Wyatt Roscoe, Wesley Preston and Christopher Rodel began to kayak from this capital to Key West, Florida, and sent a message of friendship to the world. Syrian Army Recaptures Important Oil Field in Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15509&SEO=syrian-army-recaptures-important-oil-field-in-homs Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army was able to recaptured control over the oil field of Al Heil, in the province of Homs, about 200 kilometers from the capital, reported military sources today. Search for Missing People Due to Heavy Rains Continues in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15508&SEO=search-for-missing-people-due-to-heavy-rains-continues-in-japan Tokyo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities are still searching for 20 people missing due to heavy rains last week in the west of the country. Demand to Investigate Salvadoran Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15507&SEO=demand-to-investigate-salvadoran-banks San Salvador, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The financial enties involved in the privatization of the Salvadoran banks at the end of the 20th Century were summoned to reveal all the documents hidden in the traumatic process. Tour de France 2017, Stage 11: Marcel Kittel Wins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15506&SEO=tour-de-france-2017-stage-11-marcel-kittel-wins Pau, France,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Germany Marcel Kittel underlined his dominance of this year''s Tour de France sprints as he won stage 11 here for his fifth victory of the race, while Chris Froome came home safely to retain the yellow jersey. Four Suicide Bombers Kill 19 in Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15505&SEO=four-suicide-bombers-kill-19-in-nigeria Abuja, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Four suicide bombers from the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram killed 19 people in attacks on the civil defense personnel, reported the police today. New Coin Celebrates 150 Years of Ceylon Tea in Sri Lanka http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15504&SEO=new-coin-celebrates-150-years-of-ceylon-tea-in-sri-lanka Colombo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has issued today a commemorative coin with a face value of Rs 10 to celebrate the 150 years of Ceylon tea, recognizing its contribution to the national economy. 2 Soldiers Killed, 11 Injured in Friendly Airstrike in S. Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15503&SEO=2-soldiers-killed-11-injured-in-friendly-airstrike-in-s.-philippines Manila,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) An airstrike on terrorists militants holed up in the southern Philippine city of Marawi mistakenly killed two soldiers and wounded 11 others today, a military spokesman said. Turkey Will Keep Standing With Qatar,Says Economy Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15502&SEO=turkey-will-keep-standing-with-qatarsays-economy-minister Ankara, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkey will continue to meet Qatar''s daily and long-term needs through exporting necessary supplies, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said today. PSG Outbids Manchester City, Signs Dani Alves on 2 Year Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15501&SEO=psg-outbids-manchester-city-signs-dani-alves-on-2-year-deal París,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) In a surprise move,Brazilian Dani Alves is heading to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract. South Africa-Cuba Academic Committee Meets in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15500&SEO=south-africa-cuba-academic-committee-meets-in-durban Pretoria, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The South African-Cuba Academic Committee is meeting today and tomorrow in Durban, a South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, prior the graduation on Friday of a group of young people from that country who studied medicine in that Caribbean nation. Former BSI Banker Yeo Jiawei Sentenced to Additional Jail Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15499&SEO=former-bsi-banker-yeo-jiawei-sentenced-to-additional-jail-time Singapur, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) A Singapore court jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for four and a half years today for money laundering and cheating in a case linked to an investigation involving the Malaysian fund 1MDB. New Marine Review Shows Impact of Cliimate Change in Oceans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15498&SEO=new-marine-review-shows-impact-of-cliimate-change-in-oceans London,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Alredy 60 percent of Oceans show signs of climate change impact like acidification and heat of the waters, according to a study of Oxford University. Lebanese Hizbulah Accuses USA of Creating ISIS, Praises Mosul Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15497&SEO=lebanese-hizbulah-accuses-usa-of-creating-isis-praises-mosul-victory Beirut, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The resistance movement Hizbulah accused the United States of creating the Islamic State (ISIS) and gave the green light to countries in the area to finance and support the terrorist group, Lebanese media stressed today. Syrian Gov't Ready to Reconstruct Aleppo, Raqqa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15496&SEO=syrian-govt-ready-to-reconstruct-aleppo-raqqa Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Cabinet has reportedly entrusted a government committee with preparing a plan to reconstruct infrastructure and services in Aleppo city and Raqqa province. Iran Assures Willingness to Help Iraq's Reconstruction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15495&SEO=iran-assures-willingness-to-help-iraqs-reconstruction Tehran, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran has reportedly expressed its willingness to help Iraq in reconstructing the country in the wake of Iraqi victories over ISIS. Evo Morales Highlights Image Won by Bolivia With Return of Chileans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15494&SEO=evo-morales-highlights-image-won-by-bolivia-with-return-of-chileans La Paz, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has highlighted the international image won by the country after the return of two Chilean police officers that were arrested inside Bolivian territory on July 7. Black List of Journalists Covering G20 in Germany Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15493&SEO=black-list-of-journalists-covering-g20-in-germany-denounced Berlin, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Politicians and press associations criticized the withdrawal of accreditations for dozens of journalists during the recent G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg, news media report today. Russia and China to Veto US Resolution Against North Korea at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15492&SEO=russia-and-china-to-veto-us-resolution-against-north-korea-at-un Moscow, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China will veto a US draft resolution in the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), released the media here today. Mexico Discovers Important Oil Reserve in Gulf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15490&SEO=mexico-discovers-important-oil-reserve-in-gulf Mexico, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The oil company Sierra Oil and Gas announced the discovery of an oil field in the coast of southeastern Mexico, whose reserves are estimated between 1.4 billion and 2 billion barrels, was released today. Chileans Express Indignation over Sentence to Man Who Beat His Wife http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15489&SEO=chileans-express-indignation-over-sentence-to-man-who-beat-his-wife Santiago, Chile, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Several personages in Chile expressed indignation over the reduction of the sentence to the author of a brutal beating during which he pulled his wife''s eyes, due to a legal technicality. UN-Supported Intra-Syrian Dialogue Continues in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15488&SEO=un-supported-intra-syrian-dialogue-continues-in-geneva Damascus, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The 7th round of the so-called Intra-Syrian Dialogue continues at UN''s headquarters in Geneva where a government''s delegation headed by top diplomat Bashar al-Jaafari is talking with oppositions representatives. La Estrella de Panama Challenges Clinton List http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15486&SEO=la-estrella-de-panama-challenges-clinton-list Panama, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Without giving in to the extraterritorial sanctions imposed by the United States, the newspapers La Estrella de Panama and El Siglo (GESE) will continue operating in an open challenge to the Clinton List. UNASUR Analyzes Action Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15484&SEO=unasur-analyzes-action-plan Montevideo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The analysis and diagnosis of the 2012-2022 Strategic Action Plan (PAE, in Spanish) is the focus of debates on the second day of the regional meeting on the infrastructure of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which will close on Thursday. First Woman Appointed Manager of Iran Air Hits Headlines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15483&SEO=first-woman-appointed-manager-of-iran-air-hits-headlines Tehrán, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Government, social and news circles of Iran highlighted today as a sign of progress of the Islamic Revolution the appointment of Farzaneh Sharafbafi as the first woman to manage the national airline Iran Air. Mexican Oil Production Touches Bottom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15480&SEO=mexican-oil-production-touches-bottom México, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Oil extraction in Mexico will fall by the end of this year below the two million barrels per day, its lowest level since 1980, it was known today. Union Cuba-Petroleo Attends World Congress in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15479&SEO=union-cuba-petroleo-attends-world-congress-in-turkey Havana, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Union Cuba-Petroleo (CUPET) company is participating in the World Petroleum Congress, which continues today in the Turkish city of Istanbul. China's Military Base in Djibouti Aimed at Securing Regional Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15478&SEO=chinas-military-base-in-djibouti-aimed-at-securing-regional-peace Beijing, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The establishment of China''s naval base in Djibouti, which is in fact Beijing''s first overseas, will enhance stability and security in the region and will allow the Asian state to more efficiently contribute to peace processes in the African region, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Wednesday. Iran, Pakistan Optimistic over Trade Turnover http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15477&SEO=iran-pakistan-optimistic-over-trade-turnover Tehran, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Iran and Pakistan are optimistic they would achieve the target of $5 billion USD bilateral trade in coming years despite some hurdles. Economic and Social Issues Focus Debates on Cuban Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15476&SEO=economic-and-social-issues-focus-debates-on-cuban-parliament Havana, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians are analyzing today the implementation of the capacity recovery program in the food industry during the third and final working day of the Permanent Committees of that legislative body. Industrial Summit Proposed for 2019 in Russian Innoprom Expo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15471&SEO=industrial-summit-proposed-for-2019-in-russian-innoprom-expo Ekaterimburgh, Russia, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian Minister of Trade and Industry, Denis Manturov, supported the initiative of Sverdlov province, Evgueni Kuibashev, to host an industrial sunmit as part of the Innoprom-2019 expo in this city. Cuba Officially Announces Mandela Day Marathon in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15470&SEO=cuba-officially-announces-mandela-day-marathon-in-havana Havana, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The 4th edition of the International Mandela Day Mini-Marathon was officially announced by Lulamah Rulumani, charge d'affaires of the South African Embassy in Havana and Carlos Gattorno, Marabana President. Cuba Encourages Local Food Production, says Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15463&SEO=cuba-encourages-local-food-production-says-minister Havana, July 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba encourages local food output to substitute imports and ensure a better supply of fresh products to families, according to the Cuban Agriculture Minister (MINAG), Gustavo Rodriguez. Brazilian Attorney Generals Office Asks to File Investigation on Lula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15460&SEO=brazilian-attorney-generals-office-asks-to-file-investigation-on-lula Brasilia, July 11 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General´s Office (MPF) has requested today the Brazilian Justice to shelve an internal investigation to determine whether there was an alleged attempt by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to hinder Lava Jato anti-corruption operation. Parliament Supports Cuban Stance against New US Guidelines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15459&SEO=parliament-supports-cuban-stance-against-new-us-guidelines Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Parliament expressed its support to the Government Statement about the guidelines by US President Donald Trump regarding the island nation that represent a step backwards in the process for rapprochement between both countries. Qatar and USA Sign Agreement against Financing Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15458&SEO=qatar-and-usa-sign-agreement-against-financing-terrorism Doha, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Qatar and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding today to fight the financing of terrorism, just as the two countries and Kuwait assessed the possible consequences of the current political crisis in the Persian Gulf. UN Condemns Israel's Plans to Colonize East Jerusalem http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15457&SEO=un-condemns-israels-plans-to-colonize-east-jerusalem United Nations, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations condemned today the plans of Israel to increase the colonization of East Jerusalem by building new settlements in occupied Palestinian territories. Senators Occupy Steering Committee and Prevent Reform Vote in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15455&SEO=senators-occupy-steering-committee-and-prevent-reform-vote-in-brazil 11 de julio de 2017, 15:17Brasilia, July 11 (Prensa Latina) Senators from four political parties held the House''s Executive Committee today, obstructing the vote for labor reform promoted by President Michel Temer and termed as a ruthless attack against Brazilian workers´ rights. Cuban Parliament Discusses Epidemiological Situation in the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15453&SEO=cuban-parliament-discusses-epidemiological-situation-in-the-country 11 de julio de 2017, 15:07Havana Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The epidemiological situation in Cuba is favorable, but there are vulnerabilities in some territories to confront the arbovirosis, confirm Cuban Public Health Minister, Roberto Morales. Drug Use Affects 60% Homeless Puerto Ricans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15449&SEO=drug-use-affects-60-homeless-puerto-ricans 11 de julio de 2017, 14:40San Juan, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The dramatic social reality of Puerto Rico today brought another of its great ballasts afloat after 119 years of US colonial domination: 60% of homeless Puerto Ricans use drugs. US-led War Games in Black Sea Directed against Russia, Warns Analyst http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15448&SEO=us-led-war-games-in-black-sea-directed-against-russia-warns-analyst 11 de julio de 2017, 14:36Moscow, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) A massive military manoeuvre led by US with over 25,000 troops from 16 countries off the coast of Ukraine in the Black Sea is a show of force directed against Russia, particularly Crimea, warned political analyst Alexander Khrolenko. Canadian Commissioner Marilyn Poitras Resigns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15447&SEO=canadian-commissioner-marilyn-poitras-resigns 11 de julio de 2017, 13:36Ottawa,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) One of the five commissioners appointed by the federal Liberal government to preside over the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has resigned, saying she could not accept the way the process has been organized. Ten Mali Soldiers Missing After Ambush by Suspected Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15446&SEO=ten-mali-soldiers-missing-after-ambush-by-suspected-terrorists 11 de julio de 2017, 13:20Bamako, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) About 10 Malian soldiers were missing following an ambush by suspected Islamist militants in the West African nation''s desert north, the army said today. Canada Wildfires: 14,000 People Evacuated in British Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15444&SEO=canada-wildfires-14000-people-evacuated-in-british-colombia 11 de julio de 2017, 13:00Ottawa, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 14,000 people are under evacuation orders as firefighters battle more than 231 wildfires covering 320 square kilometres in the B.C. Interior. Boko Haram's Links With Mali Terrorists, Threat to Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15443&SEO=boko-harams-links-with-mali-terrorists-threat-to-nigeria 11 de julio de 2017, 12:46Abuja,Jul 11 (Prensa Latina)The Chief of Army Staff of Nigeriaa, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, today said Boko Haram terrorists had strong links with terror groups in northern Mali. China Sets Up Military Base in Djibouti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15442&SEO=china-sets-up-military-base-in-djibouti 11 de julio de 2017, 12:43Beijing, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) China confirmed Tuesday it has set up a military base in Djibouti, the Horn of Africa, following a bilateral agreement in the interest of both countries after friendly negotiations, the People''s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reported. UN Expert Talks to Cuban Civil Society Representatives http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15441&SEO=un-expert-talks-to-cuban-civil-society-representatives 11 de julio de 2017, 12:34Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The independent expert on human rights and international solidarity of the United Nations Virginia Dandan spoke here today with representatives of the Cuban civil society. Philippines Arrests Four People Involved in Minadanao Rebellion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15440&SEO=philippines-arrests-four-people-involved-in-minadanao-rebellion 11 de julio de 2017, 12:32Manila, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Four of the seven individuals with the surname Maute arrested the day before at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the Philippines fleeing to Malaysia are linked to the conflict in Mindanao, a military spokesman reported today. ISIS Confirms Death of Top Leader al-Baghdadi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15439&SEO=isis-confirms-death-of-top-leader-al-baghdadi 11 de julio de 2017, 12:26Baghdad, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State (ISIS) militant group has reportedly confirmed Tuesday the death of its top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Wimbledon 2017:Djokovic Beats Adrian Mannarino to Reach Quarterfianls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15438&SEO=wimbledon-2017djokovic-beats-adrian-mannarino-to-reach-quarterfianls 11 de julio de 2017, 12:18London, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a straight-set victory over France''s Adrian Mannarino. Solar Energy Makes Progress in Eastern Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15437&SEO=solar-energy-makes-progress-in-eastern-cuba 11 de julio de 2017, 12:11Havana, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The use of solar energy is today one of the main bets of the island''s authorities in order to benefit the economy of the island, official sources said today. As Diplomats Talk, Syrian Army Keeps Crushing ISIS and Al-Nusra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15436&SEO=as-diplomats-talk-syrian-army-keeps-crushing-isis-and-al-nusra 11 de julio de 2017, 12:02Damascus, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian leading diplomat Bashar al-Jaafari held talks Tuesday with UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura in Geneva where he called for serious discussions about counter-terrorism. Paraguayan Farmers Join Mobilization Protest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15435&SEO=paraguayan-farmers-join-mobilization-protest 11 de julio de 2017, 11:54Asuncion, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The center of this capital is today full of mobilized Paraguayan farmers as happened in April 2016, this time to demand compliance with the then agreements with the government. Colombia Welcomes UN Verification Commission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15434&SEO=colombia-welcomes-un-verification-commission 11 de julio de 2017, 11:53Bogota, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Different sectors of the Colombian society, led by the government, are now grateful for the establishment of a second UN verification commission, approved by the UN Security Council. Venceremos Brigade Receives Recognition of Cuban City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15433&SEO=venceremos-brigade-receives-recognition-of-cuban-city 11 de julio de 2017, 11:29New York, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Young members of the Venceremos Brigade received here the seal of the eastern Cuban city of Guantánamo for their solidarity with the island and its causes. Great International Attendance to Colombia Coffee Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15431&SEO=great-international-attendance-to-colombia-coffee-forum 11 de julio de 2017, 11:19Bogota, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian National Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) will celebrate its 90th anniversary in the city of Medellín in the middle of the first World Grain Forum, which began today with the participation of 800 delegates from 45 countries. Significant Fall in World Energy Investment in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15430&SEO=significant-fall-in-world-energy-investment-in-2016 11 de julio de 2017, 11:13París, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) World investment in the energy sector fell by 12 percent in 2016, due to the stoppage of new projects due to the low prices of crude oil. Italy Tries to Stop What Seems Unstoppable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15429&SEO=italy-tries-to-stop-what-seems-unstoppable Por Frank GonzálezRome, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Pressured by the growing flow of migrants and its political, economic and social impact, the Italian government is trying again to stop a phenomenon that seems to be unstoppable, without giving up its policy of saving lives at sea. Russian Industry: In and Out of the Battlefield http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15427&SEO=russian-industry-in-and-out-of-the-battlefield 11 de julio de 2017, 10:25By Antonio Rondón García, Special Envoy Trump Was Isolated at G-20 Summit, Bolivian President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15426&SEO=trump-was-isolated-at-g-20-summit-bolivian-president-says La Paz, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has said today that his United States peer, Donald Trump, was isolated at the decision of the G-20 Summit participants to support the Paris Agreement. Turkey Beef Up Military Muscle near Syria's Northwestern Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15425&SEO=turkey-beef-up-military-muscle-near-syrias-northwestern-border 11 de julio de 2017, 10:10Ankara, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Turkey has reportedly deployed six military transport convoys in Musabeyli area, in Kilis province that borders Syria''s self-governing Kurdish regions. New York Activists Agree On New Solidarity Actions for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15424&SEO=new-york-activists-agree-on-new-solidarity-actions-for-cuba New York, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Activists of solidarity with Cuba from organizations based in this city, have agreed new actions for the coming months, during a meeting that ended on Monday night. US-led War Games Build Up Tensions in Black Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15423&SEO=us-led-war-games-build-up-tensions-in-black-sea 11 de julio de 2017, 09:46Moscow, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) US-led military manoeuvres with the participation of 16 countries off the coast of Ukraine are building up tensions in the Black Sea, as Washington is deploying missile warships, Navy Seals squads. Michel Temer: No worries? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15422&SEO=michel-temer-no-worries By Moisés Pérez Mok Brasilia, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The vote favorable to the admission of the report for passive corruption presented by clerk Sergio Zveiter, must have fallen like a bucket of ice water on the back of president Michel Temer. Syrian Army Advances in Nine Combat Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15421&SEO=syrian-army-advances-in-nine-combat-zones 11 de julio de 2017, 09:20Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Based on perseverance and operational efficiency, the Syrian Army and the allied militias have made great achievements against terrorist groups in nine combat zones in the northern, eastern and southern regions of the country, according to observers. Colombia Hosts World Forum of Coffee Producers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15410&SEO=colombia-hosts-world-forum-of-coffee-producers 11 de julio de 2017, 00:30Bogota, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The city of Medellin will host from today and until tomorrow, the First World Forum of Coffee Producers which will gather renowned personalities of this sector worldwide. US Senatorial Republicans to Present New Bill on Health Care http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15409&SEO=us-senatorial-republicans-to-present-new-bill-on-health-care 11 de julio de 2017, 00:26Washington, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) US Senator John Cornyn asserted that the republicans in the Senate wanted to present a new bill on health care in the coming days, with the purpose of putting it to the vote next week. Model Based on Meteorology to Prevent Dengue Fever Developed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15408&SEO=model-based-on-meteorology-to-prevent-dengue-fever-developed 11 de julio de 2017, 00:24Madrid, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists developed a model based on weather reports or predictions to early detect the cases of dengue fever, said a study by the Barcelona Global Health Institute (ISGlobal). High-Level Political Forum to Hold a Sitting in UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15407&SEO=high-level-political-forum-to-hold-a-sitting-in-un 11 de julio de 2017, 00:22United Nations, 11 July (Prensa Latina) The high-level political forum was held today at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) headquarters in order to oversee the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Cuba to Increase Water Investments in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15403&SEO=cuba-to-increase-water-investments-in-2017 10 de julio de 2017, 18:34Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will increase water investments seeking to mitigate the effects of the drought in 2017, which will represent additional expenses of more than $37 million USD, said today a senior official of that sector. Hydroelectric Project Opposed by Berta Caceres Suspended http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15402&SEO=hydroelectric-project-opposed-by-berta-caceres-suspended 10 de julio de 2017, 18:18Tegucigalpa, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The company in charge of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project, which was opposed by Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres, officially suspended the construction on the Gualcarque river. Saharawi President Describes Sentences to Students as Vindictive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15398&SEO=saharawi-president-describes-sentences-to-students-as-vindictive 10 de julio de 2017, 17:49Algiers, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Brahim Gali, President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), condemned today the recent sentences issued by a court in Morocco to several prisoners of the student movement of SADR, occupied by Morocco. Venezuelan Armed Forces to Protect Elections to Constituent Assembly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15397&SEO=venezuelan-armed-forces-to-protect-elections-to-constituent-assembly 10 de julio de 2017, 17:36Caracas, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Strategic Operational Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEO-FANB), General Remigio Ceballos, has stated today that they will protect the Venezuelans´ democratic right to participate in the forthcoming July 30´s elections. Cuban Scientists Alert on Risks of Pregnancy for Adolescents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15396&SEO=cuban-scientists-alert-on-risks-of-pregnancy-for-adolescents 10 de julio de 2017, 17:34Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The pregnancy rate in the Cuban adolescents comes up to 52 20-year-old minors for every thousand persons, in spite of the measures taken to reduce it, reported today the director of the Mother -Child Program (PAMI), Roberto Álvarez. Colloquium in Cuba Recalls Writers Conference amid Spanish Civil War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15395&SEO=colloquium-in-cuba-recalls-writers-conference-amid-spanish-civil-war 10 de julio de 2017, 17:20Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Preserving the historic memory is the objective of the colloquium opened today in this capital, devoted to the 80th anniversary of the 2nd Writers'' Conference in Defense of Culture, a meeting held amid the Spanish Civil War. Report Denounces Spying on International Experts in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15389&SEO=report-denounces-spying-on-international-experts-in-mexico 10 de julio de 2017, 16:20Mexico, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Inter-disciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI), which is investigating the disappearance of the 43 teacher school students from Ayotzinapa, was the target of attempted telephone tapping, according to a report published in this capital today. Rex Tillerson Arrives in Kuwait for Talks on Qatar Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15388&SEO=rex-tillerson-arrives-in-kuwait-for-talks-on-qatar-crisis 10 de julio de 2017, 15:57Kuwait, July 10 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has debated today possible scenarios with Kuwaiti authorities to resolve the political crisis triggered by the cutoff of diplomatic relations with Qatar by Saudi Arabia and Arab allies. Parliament Highlights Role of Schools in Community Transformation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15387&SEO=parliament-highlights-role-of-schools-in-community-transformation 10 de julio de 2017, 15:46Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Education Minister, Ena Elsa Velázquez, stressed today at the Parliament''s ninth regular session the importance of turning schools into centers for transforming the community. Femicide Crimes Shock Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15386&SEO=femicide-crimes-shock-argentina 10 de julio de 2017, 15:39Buenos Aires, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The continued femicide crimes seem to be unstoppable today in Argentina, where 10 deaths were recorded in July because of these incidents, despite laws and people´s condemnation. Cuba to Expand Tobacco Plantations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15385&SEO=cuba-to-expand-tobacco-plantations 10 de julio de 2017, 15:14Pinar del Rio, Cuba, July 10 (Prensa Latina) This western Cuban province, termed as the largest tobacco-producing region nationwide, is focused on boosting 700-hectare tobacco plantations for coming campaign, whose initial sowing is set for October. South Africa Joins Multi-National Free Trade Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15383&SEO=south-africa-joins-multi-national-free-trade-area Pretoria, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has become the 19th country to sign an agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) designed to foster regional development and integration. Canadian Armed Forces Supporting Emergency Response to Wildfires B.C http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15382&SEO=canadian-armed-forces-supporting-emergency-response-to-wildfires-b.c Ottawa,Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have sent air assets, liaison and personnel to support the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires in British Columbia. S.O.S. Asian Elephants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15381&SEO=s.o.s.-asian-elephants By Alberto Salazar Gutierrez Philippines-Death Toll in Marawi Conflict Breaches 500 Mark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15365&SEO=philippines-death-toll-in-marawi-conflict-breaches-500-mark Manila, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Armed Forces of the Philippines today reported that the number of fatalities in Marawi since the pro-ISIS Maute group attacked government troops on May 23 has breached the 500 mark,according to Army General Restituto Padilla. Romanian Halep Goes to Quaterfinals in Wimbledon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15379&SEO=romanian-halep-goes-to-quaterfinals-in-wimbledon London, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Romanian female tennis player Simona Halep went to the quarterfinals of the Grand Slam tennis tournament of Wimbledon, winning her match against Belarusian Viktoria Azarenka 7-6 (7/3) and 6-2. Report Puts Pakistani Prime Minister on the Ropes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15378&SEO=report-puts-pakistani-prime-minister-on-the-ropes Islamabad, Jul 10 (prensa Latina) A team investigating Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two of his sons for a suspected corruption case today recommended the opening of a case on the issue, what triggered intense national debate. About 58.7 Percent of Children Under 17 Are Poor in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15377&SEO=about-58.7-percent-of-children-under-17-are-poor-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) About 58.7 percent of children under 17 years old are living in structural poverty, according to a report from the Childhood Social Debt, dependent on the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA). USA Agents in Charge of Coup Plan in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15375&SEO=usa-agents-in-charge-of-coup-plan-in-venezuela Caracas, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Journalist Jose Vicente Rangel has affirmed today that the coup d''Etat in progress in Venezuela has been worked in U.S. war laboratories by specialists in destabilizing activities. France Plans to Close About 17 Nuclear Reactors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15374&SEO=france-plans-to-close-about-17-nuclear-reactors Paris, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The French government announced today the closure of up to 17 nuclear reactors in order to comply with an energy transition law, announced today the French Minister for Ecological Transition, Nicolas Hulot. Egypt Imposes Curfew in Sinai Towns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15373&SEO=egypt-imposes-curfew-in-sinai-towns Cairo, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail decreed a curfew in the cities of El Arish and Rafah, north of the Sinai peninsula near the Gaza Strip. Spain Develops Model Based on Meteorology to Prevent Dengue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15372&SEO=spain-develops-model-based-on-meteorology-to-prevent-dengue Madrid, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists have developed a model based on the weather forecast to detect early cases of dengue fever, confirmed a research of the Barcelona Global Health Institute (IS Global). Cuba to Screen Films on a British Icon, James Bond http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15371&SEO=cuba-to-screen-films-on-a-british-icon-james-bond Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Cinematheque will screen for the first time in this country the filmography of one of the icons of British cinema, James Bond, Agent 007, the institution confirmed today. Evils Are Eroding the Mexican Society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15370&SEO=evils-are-eroding-the-mexican-society Mexico, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Among the evils that erode the Mexican society are involved the increase of homicides, extortion, kidnapping and business robbery, assured analysts of the Mexican Crime Gauche (SD). China, Asean Strengthen Trade and Economic Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15369&SEO=china-asean-strengthen-trade-and-economic-links Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) China and the Association of Southe Eastern Asia Nations (Asean) advanced in strengthening trade and economic relations due mainly to political confidence and the annual between both parts, it was highlighted here today. Cuban MPs to Discuss Nearly 80 Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15366&SEO=cuban-mps-to-discuss-nearly-80-issues Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuban legislators started today the debate of 79-issue agenda of the country''s socio-economic life, prior to the Ninth Ordinary Session of the Eighth Legislature of the National People''s Power Assembly convened for July 14. Iran Assures It Is Ready to Address US inappropriate measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15368&SEO=iran-assures-it-is-ready-to-address-us-inappropriate-measures Tehran, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran is well prepared to deal with any inappropriate measure taken by Washington, specially directed to hinder the nuclear deal with the world major powers, Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed. Venezuela: Maduro Calls to Walk Firmly towards Constituent Assembly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15364&SEO=venezuela-maduro-calls-to-walk-firmly-towards-constituent-assembly Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called today on the people to continue to walk firmly towards the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) to achieve peace in the country. Bolivia demonstrates its pacifist vocation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15362&SEO=bolivia-demonstrates-its-pacifist-vocation Por Carmen Esquivel SarríaLa Paz, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) After repatriating two carabineers who violated the national territory to Chile, Bolivia ratified its pacifist vocation and the defense of dialogue as a possible way to solve old disputes between the two countries. Russian Missile-Launcher Frigate Steaming towards Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15361&SEO=russian-missile-launcher-frigate-steaming-towards-syria Tehran, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian''s Admiral Essen frigate, a sophisticated missile launching vessel, is on her way to Syria''s waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, a military source affiliated to the Russian Defense Ministry was quoted as saying by FARS news agency. Turkey Hosts 22nd World Petroleum Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15360&SEO=turkey-hosts-22nd-world-petroleum-congress Istanbul, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Under the theme ''Bridges to Our Energy Future'', the 22nd World Petroleum Congress began today its working sessions, in which about 50 Energy ministers and high representatives of companies in the sector will be involved. Syrian Aviation Bombs Front of Al-Nusra Bases in Lebanon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15359&SEO=syrian-aviation-bombs-front-of-al-nusra-bases-in-lebanon Beirut, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Syrian fighter planes bombed positions of the Fateh Al-Sham Front (formerly Al-Nusra) on the outskirts of the town of Arsal, northeast of Lebanon, military sources said on Monday. Business of Seven Countries with Vietnam Is Close $10 Billion USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15358&SEO=business-of-seven-countries-with-vietnam-is-close-10-billion-usd Hanoi, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Trade exchanges between Vietnam and seven countries, separately, will exceed or reach $10 billion USD by late this year, the General Department of Customs predicts today. Opportunities and Challenges in Chinese Auto, Spare Parts Market http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15357&SEO=opportunities-and-challenges-in-chinese-auto-spare-parts-market Beijing, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The fast development of the auto and spare parts market in China shows the world that despite challenges, opportunities in that sector are greater with the manufacturing of electrtic, intelligent and conventional vehicles. Tobacco Areas to Increase in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15355&SEO=tobacco-areas-to-increase-in-cuba Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Considered the greatest tobacco producing region in the country, this western Cuban province will increase 700 hectares for the crop of the solanaceous leaf in the coming campaign, and the initial plantings are scheduled for October. Brazilian Senator Lindbergh Farias Demands Direct Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15346&SEO=brazilian-senator-lindbergh-farias-demands-direct-elections Brasilia, July 9 (Prensa Latina) The Workers'' Party (PT) Leader in the Federal Senate, Lindbergh Farias, has urged today people´s and social movements and citizens to ''not lose focus'' and demand direct elections . Election Campaign to Begin for National Constituent Assembly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15341&SEO=election-campaign-to-begin-for-national-constituent-assembly Caracas, July 9 (Prensa Latina) Over 6,000 candidates will begin their election campaign on July 30 for electing the 545 members for the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Syria Rebuffs Israeli Local Election in Golan Heights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15339&SEO=syria-rebuffs-israeli-local-election-in-golan-heights Damascus, July 9 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministry and Expatriates has affirmed that Syria categorically rejects the Israeli announcement for holding elections on October 2018 in the villages of the occupied Syrian Golan, according to a release today. Xi Jinping Urges Trump to Maintain Steady Links for World Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15338&SEO=xi-jinping-urges-trump-to-maintain-steady-links-for-world-peace Beijing, July 9 (Prensa Latina) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged his US counterpart, Donald Trump, to strengthen relations in the interests of stability and prosperity of both nations and the international community, the official press reported today. The US War against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15337&SEO=the-us-war-against-venezuela Buenos Aires (Prensa Latina) The terrorist air attack using a helicopter stolen at the airport of La Carlota against the Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Peace and the Supreme Court of Justice, firing and also throwing grenades of Colombian origin and coming from Israel, shows the desperate race of Washington before the impossibility to overthrow the president Nicolas Maduro and put an end to the Bolivarian revolution. Cuba Is among Fastest-Growing Tourist Destinations in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15336&SEO=cuba-is-among-fastest-growing-tourist-destinations-in-costa-rica San Jose, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is currently among Costa Ricans'' favorite tourist destinations, with a growth of 72 percent in 2016, according to statistics from the General Directorate of Migration and Foreigners, La Nacion newspaper reported. Cuba, Gabon Express Interest in Doing Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15335&SEO=cuba-gabon-express-interest-in-doing-business Havana, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) In the framework of the State visit to Cuba by the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, meetings were held between businesspeople from the two countries. Cuba Celebrates Anniversary of Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15334&SEO=cuba-celebrates-anniversary-of-canada Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Minor Basilica of the Convent of Saint Francis of Assisi in Havana will host a concert today to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Canada and the 85th birthday of pianist Glenn Gould. Gabonese President Pays Tribute to Fidel, Marti in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15333&SEO=gabonese-president-pays-tribute-to-fidel-marti-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Republic of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba, has paid tribute on Saturday to Fidel Castro and Jose Marti at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, as part of his official visit to Cuba. Extremists Are Trying to Destroy Egypt, President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15332&SEO=extremists-are-trying-to-destroy-egypt-president-says Cairo, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The extremists are trying to destroy Egypt''s stability, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said here after a violent Friday, when the Army reported 26 casualties. Hamburg Raged over G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15331&SEO=hamburg-raged-over-g20-summit 08 de julio de 2017, 12:44Hamburg, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Violent protests against the G20 summit in Hamburg continued for the third day in a row. Last night rioters confronted the police, erected barricades and trashed shops and vehicles. G20 Agrees on Free Trade and Condemns Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15330&SEO=g20-agrees-on-free-trade-and-condemns-protectionism Hamburg, Germany, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Group of Twenty (G20) today supported free trade and condemned protectionism, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of the summit of the world''s most industrialized and emerging economies. Convention on Environment in Cuba Ratifies Actions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15329&SEO=convention-on-environment-in-cuba-ratifies-actions Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Convention on Environment and Development has reaffirmed Cuba''s actions in favor of the environment to deal with climate change and other pressing problems, Granma newspaper reported today. Cuban Parliament to Debate Land Water Bill http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15327&SEO=cuban-parliament-to-debate-land-water-bill Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians will submit the Land Water Bill for approval, after analyzing it at the working committees of the People''s Power National Assembly, it was reported today. Venezuela Lauds Merits of Mission Miracle after 13 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15325&SEO=venezuela-lauds-merits-of-mission-miracle-after-13-years Caracas, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) As an initiative by the historic leaders of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and Cuba, Fidel Castro, Mission Miracle, a social program created 13 years ago, has returned visual health to millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Renewable Energy, A way to the Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15318&SEO=renewable-energy-a-way-to-the-future Teyuné Díaz Díaz * Russia, USA and Jordan to Work on Demilitarization Zone in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15315&SEO=russia-usa-and-jordan-to-work-on-demilitarization-zone-in-syria Moscow, July 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian police, in cooperation with the United States and Jordan, will patrol a demilitarized zone in southern Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today at the G20 Summit. Venezuela: Plebiscite Called by Opposition Lacks Legitimacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15309&SEO=venezuela-plebiscite-called-by-opposition-lacks-legitimacy 07 de julio de 2017, 17:43Caracas, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mayor of the Libertador municipality Jorge Rodriguez said today that the plebiscite called by the Venezuelan opposition for July 16th lacks constitutional legitimacy. USA, France, UK Reject Ban on Nuclear Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15306&SEO=usa-france-uk-reject-ban-on-nuclear-weapons 07 de julio de 2017, 17:21United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Permanent missions to the United Nations from the United States, France and the United Kingdom rejected today the agreement taken here to ban nuclear weapons. Gabonese Government Interested in Investing in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15305&SEO=gabonese-government-interested-in-investing-in-cuba 07 de julio de 2017, 17:20Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Gabonese Government officials expressed today in an economic forum the interest of investing in Cuba in the fishing industry, health and tobacco marketing. Trump Repeats Intention to Make Mexico Pay for Border Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15304&SEO=trump-repeats-intention-to-make-mexico-pay-for-border-wall 07 de julio de 2017, 16:51Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the United States, Donald Trump, reiterated today the intention of his government to make Mexico pay for the construction of a Wall in the common boreder, after meeting his peer Enrique Peña Nieto. Trump Repeats Intention to Make Mexico Pay for Border Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15303&SEO=trump-repeats-intention-to-make-mexico-pay-for-border-wall 07 de julio de 2017, 16:47Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The president of the United States, Donald Trump, reiterated today the intention of his government to make Mexico pay for the construction of a Wall in the common boreder, after meeting his peer Enrique Peña Nieto. Vladimir Putin Denies a Russian State Role in US Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15302&SEO=vladimir-putin-denies-a-russian-state-role-in-us-elections 07 de julio de 2017, 16:30Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied once again that his nation had meddled in 2016 US elections after his US counterpart, Donald Trump, referred to the issue. Cuba and Gabon to Identify Potential Businesses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15301&SEO=cuba-and-gabon-to-identify-potential-businesses 07 de julio de 2017, 16:28Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The Gabonese Republic President Ali Bongo Ondimba expressed today in this capital his willingness to extend the economic exchange and trade between both States, after presiding o Bolivian President Calls G20 to Define Policies to end Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15298&SEO=bolivian-president-calls-g20-to-define-policies-to-end-poverty 07 de julio de 2017, 15:52La Paz, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales called the participants in the Group-of-20 (G20) summit today to define policies to eradicate poverty in the world and reflect on the good of mankind. Santiago de Cuba Launches New Edition of Excellencies Magazine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15292&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-launches-new-edition-of-excellencies-magazine Santiago de Cuba, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Excellencies magazine number 150 was presented here at the City Conservative Office (OCC), in the 20 years of this institution and its first number, in a Fire Festival. P.R. Danny Rivera to Give Two Concerts and Record Two CDs in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15291&SEO=p.r.-danny-rivera-to-give-two-concerts-and-record-two-cds-in-cuba Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican singer and composer Danny Rivera will offer two concerts in Cuba and will record two CDs next August, revealed today the National Center of Art Schools of this Caribbean country. Soccer Player Leo Messi Prison Sentence Lifted in Exchange for Fine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15290&SEO=soccer-player-leo-messi-prison-sentence-lifted-in-exchange-for-fine Madrid, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) A Spanish court said today it has exchanged a 21 month prison sentence handed to Soccer player Lionel Messi for tax fraud last July for a quarter-of-a-million-euro fine. Mongolia First Satellite Starts Operations in Space http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15289&SEO=mongolia-first-satellite-starts-operations-in-space Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mazaalai, the first satellite of Mongolia, will begin its operations in space today, offering high resolution images of the Earth at an altitude of 400 kilometers and will broadcast national anthems and Mongolian signals. Mongolia on Presidential Election Second Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15288&SEO=mongolia-on-presidential-election-second-round Ulan Bator, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia is on the second presidential electoral round after no candidate has reached enough votes to win in the first round. UN Adopts Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15287&SEO=un-adopts-treaty-banning-nuclear-weapons United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Around 130 countries adopted a treaty today banning nuclear weapons, a multilateral instrument negotiated without the participation of States possessing such devices, by consensus at the United Nations. Shingles Increases Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15285&SEO=shingles-increases-risk-of-heart-attack-stroke Washington,Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Contracting shingles, a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, increases a person''s risk of stroke and heart attack, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. European Union Warns US on Custom Duties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15283&SEO=european-union-warns-us-on-custom-duties Hamburg, Germany, July 7 (Prensa Latina) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned the United States on the possibility of taking countermeasures if President Donald Trump imposes custom duties on steel from the Old Continent. Habanos, an Excellent Welcome at the Chinese Tobacco Monopoly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15282&SEO=habanos-an-excellent-welcome-at-the-chinese-tobacco-monopoly By Damy Vales Arab Countries Announce New Sanctions Against Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15281&SEO=arab-countries-announce-new-sanctions-against-qatar Cairo, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Qatar will be subject to further sanctions for Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, a joint statement says here today, some few hours after a meeting of foreign ministers from those states. Saudi Arabia and Allies Criticize Qatar's Rejection of Demands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15279&SEO=saudi-arabia-and-allies-criticize-qatars-rejection-of-demands Riyadh, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt said today that Qatar''s rejection of their demands ''shows its intention to continue with its policy aimed at destabilizing security in the region''. Venezuelan Journalists Reject Acts of Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15278&SEO=venezuelan-journalists-reject-acts-of-violence Caracas, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Platform for Journalists and Social Communicators rejected acts of violence that occurred two days ago at the seat of the National Assembly (Parliament), through a communique released today in Caracas. Cubans in U.S., A Firm Decision to Strengthen Ties and Break Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15277&SEO=cubans-in-u.s.-a-firm-decision-to-strengthen-ties-and-break-blockade Por Diony Sanabia *Washington (Prensa Latina) In light of a new context in bilateral relations, organizations of Cuban residents in the United States have maintained their firm decision to favor rapprochement between the two countries, beyond what they consider political mistakes by the White House. Biggest Solidarity Economy Fair of Latin America Starts Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15276&SEO=biggest-solidarity-economy-fair-of-latin-america-starts-today Brasilia, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The biggest gathering on solidarity economy of Latin America, the International Cooperativism Fair (Feicoop) starts today in the gaucho city of Santa Maria, in the central region of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. G20 Summit in Hamburg Starts Amid Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15275&SEO=g20-summit-in-hamburg-starts-amid-protests By Harald Neuber Putin Calls in Hamburg to Form a Common Front against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15273&SEO=putin-calls-in-hamburg-to-form-a-common-front-against-terrorism Moscow, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today reiterated his call to form a common front, under the leadership of the United Nations, against international terrorism, speaking at the summit of the G-20 Group in Hamburg, Germany. Paraguayan Farmers' Congress Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15270&SEO=paraguayan-farmers-congress-concludes Asuncion, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The National Farmers Federation (FNC) of Paraguay is concluding a congress today in this capital, after analyzing the situation of peasants in the country after 26 years of work of the organization. United Nations on the Brink of Banning Nuclear Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15269&SEO=united-nations-on-the-brink-of-banning-nuclear-weapons United Nations, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The conference to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons is concluding today at the United Nations, where the adoption of that instrument is expected. Security Increased in Indian Kashmir due to Separatist Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15266&SEO=security-increased-in-indian-kashmir-due-to-separatist-protests New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces are on high alert today in the state of Jammu and Kashmir preceding the first anniversary of the death of a radical group''s leader that sparked violence in the territory. Security Increased in Indian Kashmir due to Separatist Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15268&SEO=security-increased-in-indian-kashmir-due-to-separatist-protests 07 de julio de 2017, 08:08New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces are on high alert today in the state of Jammu and Kashmir preceding the first anniversary of the death of a radical group''s leader that sparked violence in the territory. Gabon's President Begins Official Talks in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15264&SEO=gabons-president-begins-official-talks-in-cuba Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Gabon''s President, Ali Bongo, is complying here today with an official agenda whose objective is to meet with his peer and host, Raul Castro. India Declared Bird Flu-Free http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15263&SEO=india-declared-bird-flu-free New Delhi, July 7 (Prensa Latina) India has declared itself free of bird flu, a move that will help it resume exporting poultry products to several countries that banned the purchase earlier this year, today announced the Agriculture Ministry. Cuban System of Environmental Information Almost Ready http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15261&SEO=cuban-system-of-environmental-information-almost-ready Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Experts of the Institute of Tropical Geography (IGT in Spanish) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (Citma), lead a project to create the system of environmental information of Cuba 2017-2021. Nuclear-Weapon-Ban Treaty is Set to be Adopted in UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15260&SEO=nuclear-weapon-ban-treaty-is-set-to-be-adopted-in-un United Nations, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Elayne Whyte, president of the United Nations conference to negotiate a treaty banning possession and use of nuclear weapons, has said today that this multilateral instrument is set to be adopted today. Germany to Call for Fair Trade Regulations at G20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15255&SEO=germany-to-call-for-fair-trade-regulations-at-g20-summit Hamburg, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) German chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany will defend free trade with fair regulations at the G20 Summit, starting here tomoday amid differences and social protests. German Agents Dismiss Child Pornography Net in the Web http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15253&SEO=german-agents-dismiss-child-pornography-net-in-the-web 06 de julio de 2017, 17:00Berlin, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) According to a bulletin, the General Prosecutor Office of the city of Francfort and the National Crime Investigation Federal Office announced Thursday the dismissal of a child pornographic network in the Internet, with 87,000 members on it. Famous Professor Assumes Cuban Toruism, Gastronomic Chair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15249&SEO=famous-professor-assumes-cuban-toruism-gastronomic-chair Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The professor, chef and researcher Jorge Méndez assumed the presidency of the of Gastronomy and Tourism Chair of Cuba, replacing the journalist and writer Ciro Bianchi, noted a report of that sector today. Cuba to Enhance Ties with EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15248&SEO=cuba-to-enhance-ties-with-eu Havana, July 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament´s ratification for the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between Cuba and the European Union (EU) provides new openings for the ties between both parties, Cuban Foreign Ministry official said. UN Expert Admits Pressure Regarding Investigations on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15246&SEO=un-expert-admits-pressure-regarding-investigations-on-syria United Nations, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Edmond Mulet, head of the Joint Investigation Mechanism (JIM) on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, admitted here Thursday that he is receiving pressure to work on the results of the investigations and adapt them to political interests. Katherine Harrington Barred from Performing her Duties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15244&SEO=katherine-harrington-barred-from-performing-her-duties Caracas, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Deputy Attorney General Katherine Harrington was barred from performing her duties today, since she was denied entry to the main department of the Attorney General´s Office in the capital. Ecuador's Parliament Will Look into Impeachment Claim against V. Pres http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15242&SEO=ecuadors-parliament-will-look-into-impeachment-claim-against-v.-pres Quito, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The President ofthe Ecuadorian National Assembly Jose Serrano announced that the legislative Administration Council would analyze on Monday the petition of impeachment against Vice President Jorge Glas. Japanese Naval Training Squadron Visits Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15241&SEO=japanese-naval-training-squadron-visits-havana Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Two training ships of Japan''s Maritime Forces of Self-Defense arrived Thursday in Cuba for an official visit, the second of its kind. Cuban French Origin City Attracts Foreign Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15240&SEO=cuban-french-origin-city-attracts-foreign-tourists Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban French-origin city of Cienfuegos is now attracting more foreign tourists, because of its historical center, which has been recognized as a United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization''s (UNESCO) Cultural Patrimony since 2005, and its strong French influence. European Investigators Warn of Link Between Cancer and Alcohol http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15239&SEO=european-investigators-warn-of-link-between-cancer-and-alcohol Austria, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) To drink more than 4 drinks of alcohol every day may cause or provoke liver, pancreas and gastric cancer, said a study of the Committee of Public Affairs of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG). New Tropical Depression Taking Shape in Central Atlantic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15238&SEO=new-tropical-depression-taking-shape-in-central-atlantic Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Meteorology Institute (ISMET) Prediction Center highlighted today in its website the formation of a new tropical depression in the central Atlantic, the fourth this season. Cuban Cultural Fair Arte en la Rampa Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15233&SEO=cuban-cultural-fair-arte-en-la-rampa-begins Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the cultural fair Arte en la Rampa (Arts at La Rampa) begins today at the cultural center Pabellon Cuba, in this capital, with the participation of more than 100 exhibitors. Parents of Undocumented Children Risk Going to Jail in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15232&SEO=parents-of-undocumented-children-risk-going-to-jail-in-u.s. Washington, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Parents of undocumented children arriving at the U.S. without being accompanied by a relative, face today the risk of being arrested after the enactment of a memorandum of the Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly. Cuba to Create Environmental Information System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15231&SEO=cuba-to-create-environmental-information-system Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Experts from the Institute of Tropical Geography (IGT) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma), lead a project to create the environmental information system of Cuba 2017-2021, reported today Granma newspaper. Terror Threat Level At 3 in Brussels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15230&SEO=terror-threat-level-at-3-in-brussels Brussels,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Belgium security forces have increase the operation that started on Monday as to capture several islamic terorists linked to pplots in this country,according to a high ranking official. Vietnam Strongly Condemns Beheading of 2 Citizens in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15229&SEO=vietnam-strongly-condemns-beheading-of-2-citizens-in-philippines Manila,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Embassy of Vietnam in Manila today called on the Philippine government to ''properly punish'' those behind the beheading of two Vietnamese nationals in Mindanao. Shocking Case of Indigestion in Supermassive Black Hole http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15228&SEO=shocking-case-of-indigestion-in-supermassive-black-hole 06 de julio de 2017, 12:08London,Jul 6 (Prensa Latina)A multi-wavelength study of a pair of colliding galaxies has revealed the cause of a supermassive black hole's case of ''indigestion''. Cuba Strongly Rejects Resolution Adopted by European Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15226&SEO=cuba-strongly-rejects-resolution-adopted-by-european-parliament Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Assembly considers ''unacceptable'' the resolution on the Caribbean island adopted by the European Parliament on July 5, in a statement issued by its Committee on International Relations. Strong Quake Hits Central Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15225&SEO=strong-quake-hits-central-philippines 06 de julio de 2017, 11:57Manila, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) A 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed at least 2 person and injured 100 in the central Philippines today, with at least five more people trapped inside a collapsed commercial building, officials said. Syria Condemns Turkey's New Attack on Its Territory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15224&SEO=syria-condemns-turkeys-new-attack-on-its-territory 06 de julio de 2017, 11:54Damascus, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Government has sent letters to the UN Secretary General and the President of the Security Council, condemning Turkey''s new attacks on several towns, mainly Azaz, Jibrin and Ekhtrin in northern Aleppo. Cubanacan Hotel Group Turns 30 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15223&SEO=cubanacan-hotel-group-turns-30 Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cubanacan hotel group is celebrating three decades of experiences, when it receives about 40 percent of foreign visitors arriving on the island, it was officially reported today. Diosdado Cabello Denounces New Coup Plans in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15222&SEO=diosdado-cabello-denounces-new-coup-plans-in-venezuela 06 de julio de 2017, 11:37Caracas, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, denounced new plans to stage a coup d''état by the opposition to overthrow the government through chaos, destabilization and violence. Dairy of 'Che' Guevara Translated to Azeri Language http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15221&SEO=dairy-of-che-guevara-translated-to-azeri-language Baku, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The dairy of guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara is today among the books translated into Azeri language by the Translation Center under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic. Kasparov Returns to Chess for a Tournament in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15220&SEO=kasparov-returns-to-chess-for-a-tournament-in-usa Moscow, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Russian chess player Garry Kasparov announced today that he abandon his retirement to participate in an invitation tournament scheduled for August 14-19 in St. Louis, United States. China and Germany Agree to Strengthen Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15219&SEO=china-and-germany-agree-to-strengthen-bilateral-ties Beijing, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on an official visit to Germany today, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to upgrade bilateral relations and design a new project for the future development of the integral strategic association. Hamburg Opens Doors to Activists Against G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15218&SEO=hamburg-opens-doors-to-activists-against-g-20-summit By Harald Neuber Zambia in State of Emergency due to Fire in Lusaka http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15217&SEO=zambia-in-state-of-emergency-due-to-fire-in-lusaka Pretoria, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Zambia woke up today in a State of Emergency after a fire that partially destroyed the largest market in Lusaka and amid growing political tensions in that country, South African media reported. Sports Experts Highlights in USA Fidel Castro's Love for Baseball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15216&SEO=sports-experts-highlights-in-usa-fidel-castros-love-for-baseball Washington, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, was a great promoter of baseball in Cuba and one of his most faithful followers, scholars Ismael Sene and Yasel Porto highlighted in Washington. President Kabila, Religious Leader Talk About Congolese Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15215&SEO=president-kabila-religious-leader-talk-about-congolese-elections 06 de julio de 2017, 10:35Kinshasa, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Congolese President Joseph Kabila and the president of the National Episcopal Conference (Cenco), Monsignor Marcel Utembi, discussed about the general elections in the country, reported the media today. Gabriela Mistral Wrote about Jose Marti and Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15214&SEO=gabriela-mistral-wrote-about-jose-marti-and-cuba Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Two great Latin American poets who never met coincided on their thinking about sovereignty and social justice, as it happened between Gabriela Mistral, from Chile, and Jose Marti, from Cuba. Cuban Literacy Method Helps 70,000 Panamanians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15210&SEO=cuban-literacy-method-helps-70000-panamanians 06 de julio de 2017, 09:34By Nubia Piqueras Grosso Russia Denounces Preparation of New Provocations against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15209&SEO=russia-denounces-preparation-of-new-provocations-against-syria 06 de julio de 2017, 08:32Moscow, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced today the preparation of new provocations to accuse the Syrian government of an action with toxic substances in eastern Gutta province, in order to justify an external aggression. Despite Ongoing Conflict, Syria Rebuilds Infrastructure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15202&SEO=despite-ongoing-conflict-syria-rebuilds-infrastructure Damascus, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Amidst a still intense conflict, spurred from abroad, the Syrian Government makes big efforts to rebuild infrastructure, as the rehabilitation of schools, hospital, gas wells, power lines, water supply, homes among other relevant public works. Cuban Congress of Forestry Technicians Promotes Agroecology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15199&SEO=cuban-congress-of-forestry-technicians-promotes-agroecology Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Agro-ecology as a method of obtaining healthy products will be promoted by the 5th Congress of the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians (Actaf), which will be held this month, its organizers reported Wednesday. Fourteen Countries to Bolivian Fair in La Paz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15197&SEO=fourteen-countries-to-bolivian-fair-in-la-paz La Paz, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Exhibitors from 14 countries confirmed their participation in the 3rd edition of the fair called ''La Paz Expone (La Paz Exhibits) from July 14 to 23, as revealed by the Bolivian Economy Ministry''s Unit for Program and Project Coordination. Japanese Navy Training Squadron to Arrive in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15193&SEO=japanese-navy-training-squadron-to-arrive-in-havana Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) A Training Squadron of the Japanese Self-defense Navy is to arrive today in Havana on an official visit, informed daily Granma. Venezuelan President Orders Probe into Violent Events in Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15189&SEO=venezuelan-president-orders-probe-into-violent-events-in-parliament Caracas, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Peresident Nicolas Maduro ordered an investigation into the violent actions at the National Assembly (Parliament) headquarters'' garden, after the rally to commemorate the national Independence Day. Russia Successfully Launches New Missile against Daesh in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15185&SEO=russia-successfully-launches-new-missile-against-daesh-in-syria Moscow, Russia, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Tu-95MS long-range bombers struck three large terrorist arms and ammunition depots in Syria with brand new Kh-101 (X-101) cruise missiles. Details on Antiterrorist Raid in Brussels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15184&SEO=details-on-antiterrorist-raid-in-brussels Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The belgian federal police and attorney general office revealed new details on the antiterrorist raid carried out in this capital Wednesday, which resulted in the arrest of four individuals, under the suspect of having planned a terrorist attack. Cuban Vice Foreign Minister Stresses EU-Cuba Accord Ratification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15183&SEO=cuban-vice-foreign-minister-stresses-eu-cuba-accord-ratification Havana, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Ratification of the Agreement for Political Dialogue and Cooperation between Cuba and the European (EU), by the European Parliament, allows its temporary application, Cuban Vice Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra. Over 40 US States Refuse to Give Voter Data to Trump Commission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15181&SEO=over-40-us-states-refuse-to-give-voter-data-to-trump-commission Washington, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has today joined leaders of over 40 US States refusing to provide certain types of voter information to the Trump administration´s election integrity commission. Here We Are, More Rebels and Sovereign than Ever, Says Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15179&SEO=here-we-are-more-rebels-and-sovereign-than-ever-says-maduro Caracas, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Independence or nothing, said the liberators, and here we are standing up, independent, more rebels and sovereign than ever, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stated today, at the commemorative act for the anniversary of Venezuela''s independence. Cuban Arlenis Sierra to the 9th Place in Giro di Italia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15178&SEO=cuban-arlenis-sierra-to-the-9th-place-in-giro-di-italia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra went to the 9th place of the Giro di Italia (Tour of Italy) that closed its 9th stage Wednesday, with the victory of Finnish Lotta Lepisto, with a record of 2:50.36 hours in a stage of 116.16 kilometres in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy Two Civilians Die in Afghanistan Due to Missile Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15175&SEO=two-civilians-die-in-afghanistan-due-to-missile-attack Kabul, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) At least two civilians were killed and one was wounded Wednesday in the west of this capital, after the impact of a missile in a housing area, informed the Ministry of the Interior of Afghanistan. FAO Supports Rural Development in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15174&SEO=fao-supports-rural-development-in-colombia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Jose Graziano da Silva, general director of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) outlined here the significance of rural development for the peace process in Colombia. Wayne Rooney in Everton Return This Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15172&SEO=wayne-rooney-in-everton-return-this-week Liverpool, UK,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) Wayne Rooney will make a stunning return to Everton by the end of this week,according to The Sun. Lawsuit Reveals Gauguin Painting Was Not World's Most Expensive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15171&SEO=lawsuit-reveals-gauguin-painting-was-not-worlds-most-expensive London, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina)A legal dispute has revealed that a painting thought to be the world''s most expensive artwork is not the most expensive one after all. EU and Japan Sign Political Agreement on Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15170&SEO=eu-and-japan-sign-political-agreement-on-free-trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union and Japan signed a political agreement on the free trade treaty they are negotiating since 2013, said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom here Wednesday. Venezuela Independence is a Matter of Today; Says Defense Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15169&SEO=venezuela-independence-is-a-matter-of-today-says-defense-minister Caracas, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Independence is not a matter of yesterday, today and tomorrow, assured the Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino today during the ceremony of flag raising for Venezuela''s Independence Day . Menstruation Does Not Affect Cognitive Function, Study Finds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15168&SEO=menstruation-does-not-affect-cognitive-function-study-finds Barn Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Abdominal cramps, mood swings, and sore breasts are just some of the bothersome symptoms that can accompany menstruation. However, contrary to popular belief, brain fog is one symptom that is unlikely to arise at that time of the month. Russian Military Police Will Patrol De-escalation Zones in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15167&SEO=russian-military-police-will-patrol-de-escalation-zones-in-syria Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reportedly decided to send special units of its Armed Forces military police, equipped with light arms, to Syria to patrol the four de-escalation zones with the mission to provide safety and security. Mosaic Dating Back to 4th Century Uncovered in Barhilia,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15166&SEO=mosaic-dating-back-to-4th-century-uncovered-in-barhiliasyria Damasco,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) The national archeology expedition operating in Barada valley in al-Zabadani area in Damascus Countryside uncovered a floor mural dating back to the 4th century AD. Japan's Population Falls For Eighth Straight Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15165&SEO=japans-population-falls-for-eighth-straight-year Tokyo,Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s population, excluding foreign residents, fell last year at the fastest pace since the current survey started in 1968 as the number of births fell below 1 million, government data showed Wednesday. Austria Plays Down Spat With Italy Over Border Controls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15164&SEO=austria-plays-down-spat-with-italy-over-border-controls Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Austria today played down a dispute with Italy over possible controls at their shared border, saying Rome had misunderstood its intentions when it spelled out military preparations for any future influx of migrants. European Union Wants Fair Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15162&SEO=european-union-wants-fair-trade Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has expressed today its desire to achieve a fair trade, ahead of the G-20 summit (more industrialized countries) scheduled for the following weekend. Plane With Five People On Board Crashes In Eastern Indonesia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15161&SEO=plane-with-five-people-on-board-crashes-in-eastern-indonesia Jakarta,Jul 5(Prensa Latina) A small plane carrying five people went down in Papua province of eastern Indonesia today, and rescue operation has been undertaken, a national search and rescue spokeperson said. Merkel, Xi Agreed to Enhance Germany, China Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15159&SEO=merkel-xi-agreed-to-enhance-germany-china-relations Berlin, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) After striking multibillion dollar agreements with Russia and raising the strategic relations with Moscow, China''s President Xi Jinping has agreed Wednesday with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to lift China-Germany ties to new and higher levels. Huge Ice Block About to Break Away From Antarctica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15158&SEO=huge-ice-block-about-to-break-away-from-antarctica London,Jul 5(Prensa Latina)A very huge sheet of ice is expected to break away from Antarctica''s mainland in the coming weeks due to rapidly warming sea water, UK scientists have warned. Syria Opens Exhibition on Red Cross Works http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15157&SEO=syria-opens-exhibition-on-red-cross-works 05 de julio de 2017, 10:57Damascus, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition on the 50th anniversary of the start of humanitarian work in Syria by the International Red Cross in cooperation with the Arab Red Crescent was inaugurated today in this capital. African Union, One more Call for Continental Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15156&SEO=african-union-one-more-call-for-continental-cooperation Pretoria, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Continental Cooperation as a way to tackle regional and global issues was the main call of the recently concluded 29th African Union (AU) that was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, SA News highlights today. Uruguay, Vietnam to Increase Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15155&SEO=uruguay-vietnam-to-increase-bilateral-ties Montevideo, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The relationships of friendship, cooperation and mutual respect between Uruguay and Vietnam were highlighted here during the 2nd Meeting of the Bilateral Consultations Mechanism, an official source reported today. WTO Warns of Brexit Challenges for EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15154&SEO=wto-warns-of-brexit-challenges-for-eu Geneva, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) will be one of the main challenges facing the EU bloc, including its future trade exchanges, announced the WTO in a report today. European Parliament Ratifies Cooperation Agreement with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15153&SEO=european-parliament-ratifies-cooperation-agreement-with-cuba Brussels, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The European Parliament today ratified the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016, which promotes diplomatic and economic relations between the EU and the Caribbean nation. Caricom Shuns Interference and Defends Constitutionality of Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15152&SEO=caricom-shuns-interference-and-defends-constitutionality-of-venezuela Saint George''s, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) After the approval of a favorable pronouncement of defending non-foreign interference, the support to the State of Law and constitutionality in Venezuela, ends today the 38th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom). Russian Strategic Bombers Hit ISIS in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15150&SEO=russian-strategic-bombers-hit-isis-in-syria Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian strategic bombers struck today ISIS targets in Syria, using modern X-101 strategic cruise missiles. Several weapon stockpiles and a terrorist command center were destroyed in the strike, the Ministry of Defense reported in a statement. Arab Countries that Severed Ties with Qatar Promise Timely Response http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15149&SEO=arab-countries-that-severed-ties-with-qatar-promise-timely-response Riyadh, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia confirmed having received Qatar''s response to the demands submitted by Riyadh and three other Arab countries that, although they refused to reveal its content, promised to debate the ''timely'' response to Doha in Cairo today. Lavrov Expects Concrete Achievements in Talks on Syria in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15148&SEO=lavrov-expects-concrete-achievements-in-talks-on-syria-in-astana Moscow, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday expressed his hopes about the possibility of making concrete achievements at the fifth round of talks between armed groups and the Syrian government in Astana. Vote Buying, a New Charge against Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15147&SEO=vote-buying-a-new-charge-against-temer Brasilia, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) A new charge against President Michel Temer for buying votes will be submitted today to the Attorney General''s Office by federal lawmakers from the Workers'' Party (PT) of Brazil. Most Russians Support Putin as President after 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15141&SEO=most-russians-support-putin-as-president-after-2018 Moscow, July 5 (Prensa Latina) At least two-thirds of Russians want to see Vladimir Putin as the country''s president, after the 2018 elections, says a poll by the Levada Center, quoted today by the capital press. Bolivia Will Air Satellite Educational TV Channel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15137&SEO=bolivia-will-air-satellite-educational-tv-channel La Paz, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Space Agency (ABE) will put into operation a television channel to promote educational programs in the field of satellite technologies. Katherine Harrington Assumes Post as Venezuelan Vice Attorney Genera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15132&SEO=katherine-harrington-assumes-post-as-venezuelan-vice-attorney-genera Caracas, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) put Katherine Harrington on oath as the Venezuelan Republic''s Deputy Attorney General, who assumed this responsibility after cancellation of the appointment of Rafael Gonzalez for that post. China and Russia Prioritize Cooperation to Solve Korean Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15130&SEO=china-and-russia-prioritize-cooperation-to-solve-korean-crisis Moscow, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia and China are giving priority in international cooperation to the solution to the dispute in the Korean peninsula and signed agreements today to extend their economic, financial and technological collaboration. Protected Areas, A Solution to Environmental Challenges, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15128&SEO=protected-areas-a-solution-to-environmental-challenges-says-expert Havana, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Protected areas are natural solutions to the global challenges related to climate change, the director of National Natural Parks in Colombia, Julia Miranda, said today. Canada to Pay Omar Khadr 10.5M For Suffering at Guantanamo US Prision http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15126&SEO=canada-to-pay-omar-khadr-10.5m-for-suffering-at-guantanamo-us-prision Ottawa,Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada''s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under ''oppressive circumstances''according to The National Post. Italy-Austria Tension Over Border Troops at Brenner Pass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15125&SEO=italy-austria-tension-over-border-troops-at-brenner-pass Rome, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina)Italy has summoned Austria''s ambassador after the government in Vienna announced it was ready to deploy border troops to block any migrant influx. Dengue Outbreak in Sri Lanka Kills 225 People This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15124&SEO=dengue-outbreak-in-sri-lanka-kills-225-people-this-year Colombo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 225 people have died in Sri Lanka this year due to what is considered the deadliest dengue outbreak in that island, health officials reported today. Syria Held Consultations with Russia, Iran in Astana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15123&SEO=syria-held-consultations-with-russia-iran-in-astana Damascus, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian delegation to the 5th Astana Meeting on resolving the conflict imposed on this Arab country held consultations with its counterparts from Russia and Iran prior to the talks aimed at reaching an agreement with the armed opposition on the de-escalation zones. Cuba Undertakes Actions to Protect Sea Turtle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15122&SEO=cuba-undertakes-actions-to-protect-sea-turtle Ciego de Avila. Cuba, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The sea turtle festival in the town of Júcaro, south of this city, involved an important practice to preserve the species in the Jardines de la Reina National Park in the Cuban central region. Foreign Ministry Creates Resentment, Skepticism in Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15120&SEO=foreign-ministry-creates-resentment-skepticism-in-uruguay Montevideo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa''s announcement that Uruguay wants to be an associated State of the Pacific Alliance arouses here today resentment and skepticism among sectors of the Frente Amplio, which suspiciously received the news. Bolivia Allocated 554 Million For Social Security Bond for Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15118&SEO=bolivia-allocated-554-million-for-social-security-bond-for-children La Paz, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 554 million dollars allocated the Bolivian government to pay the Juancito Pinto bonus to students of primary and secondary school to avoid them leaving schools,according to data from the ministries of education and finance published here today. IAAF Says Athletes With High Testosterone Have Advantages http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15116&SEO=iaaf-says-athletes-with-high-testosterone-have-advantages Montecarlo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) has said today that women with high level of testosterone have a competitive advantage in certain athletics disciplines. China to Keep Prudent and Neutral Monetary Policy, According to Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15115&SEO=china-to-keep-prudent-and-neutral-monetary-policy-according-to-bank Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Bank of China (PBOC) has said today that the government will continue to implement prudent and neutral monetary policy. Supreme Court Backs Martial Law in Philippines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15114&SEO=supreme-court-backs-martial-law-in-philippines Manila, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines'' Supreme Court today endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte''s enforcement of martial law across the southern third of the country, which he said was necessary to defeat Islamic State group-backed militants. Confronting Cuba in Baseball is Thermometer for USA: Paul Seiler http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15113&SEO=confronting-cuba-in-baseball-is-thermometer-for-usa-paul-seiler Cary, North Carolina, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Despite winning the last four games against Cuba, the executive director of USA Baseball, Paul Seiler, says that to confront Cubans in this popular sport is a thermometer for the United States. Study Sheds New Light on Extinction Risk in Mammals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15112&SEO=study-sheds-new-light-on-extinction-risk-in-mammals Washington,Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Researchers have long assumed that habitat fragmentation contributes to extinction risk for animals, but until now, they have not been able to measure it for a major group of animals on a global scale. Nigerian Army Announces the Surrender of 700 Armed Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15111&SEO=nigerian-army-announces-the-surrender-of-700-armed-terrorists Juba, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina)Commanders and other leaders are among the more than 700 members of the Boko Haram armed group who handed in their weapons a few hours ago, announced the Nigerian army in a communique circulated here today. Qatar Shows Calm While Gulf Neighbors Repeat Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15110&SEO=qatar-shows-calm-while-gulf-neighbors-repeat-threats Doha, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) A public appearance by Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani today strengthened Qatar''s calm in light of the crisis with three neighbors in the Persian Gulf, which threatened to take more retaliations if Doha ignores their demands. ELN Guerilla Presents Conditions for Cease Fire in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15109&SEO=eln-guerilla-presents-conditions-for-cease-fire-in-colombia Bogota, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) has issued a statement here in which it has exposed the five conditions necessary to enact a bilateral cease-fire, national morning reports say. FAO Conference Examines Food and Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15107&SEO=fao-conference-examines-food-and-agriculture Rome, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The current state of food and agriculture in the context of the debate on climate change and food security is today the agenda of the fortieth FAO conference. Caricom Summit Kicks Off Focused on Development Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15106&SEO=caricom-summit-kicks-off-focused-on-development-plan Saint George''s, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The 38th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) started today focused on Development Plan in its agenda, headed by president of the event and Prime Minister of Grenada, Keith Mitchell. Protected Areas and Natural History Museums at Cubambiente 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15105&SEO=protected-areas-and-natural-history-museums-at-cubambiente-2017 La Habana, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The management and protection of natural areas in Latin America focus here today the 11th International Convention on Environment and Development, which will discuss on environment until Friday. Russia and China Discuss Economic and Security Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15104&SEO=russia-and-china-discuss-economic-and-security-cooperation Moscow, July 4 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin today highlighted Russia-China cooperation in security and confrontation with the world''s challenges, meeting today with his counterpart from Asian giant Xi Jimping. Presidents of China and Russia Synchronize Actions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15103&SEO=presidents-of-china-and-russia-synchronize-actions Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping and his Russian peer, Vladimir Putin, have agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties and coordination on the Korean peninsula and other relevant issues at global scale. Floods Forced Evacuation of Almost 1 Million Residents in C. China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15101&SEO=floods-forced-evacuation-of-almost-1-million-residents-in-c.-china Beijing, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Torrential rains have unleashed widespread floods in Hunan, Central China, forcing the evacuation of 964,000 residents in Changsha, the provincial capital, and surrounding areas, local authorities reported. Chile's Deputy Chamber President Praises Monument to Marti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15099&SEO=chiles-deputy-chamber-president-praises-monument-to-marti By Fausto Triana Santiago, Chile, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Espinoza, president of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, has praised the monument built to Cuba's National Hero, Jose Marti, 'an unequivocal evidence of the feelings of friendship between the two countries. ' Japan, USA and South Korea Agree to Put More Pressure on DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15092&SEO=japan-usa-and-south-korea-agree-to-put-more-pressure-on-dprk Tokyo, July 4 (Prensa Latina) New strategies to destabilize the present situation in the Korean peninsula are currently cropping up, following the announcement of a Trilateral Summit between South Korea, Japan and the United States to put more pressure on North Korea. Panama Leads CentAm Athletics and Softball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15089&SEO=panama-leads-centam-athletics-and-softball Panama, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Panama became the new Central American champion in athletics and female softball Monday, as confirmed by press media here. President of Gabon to visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15087&SEO=president-of-gabon-to-visit-cuba Havana, July 4 (Prensa Latina) The President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba will pay an official visit to Cuba from Thursday, July 6, according to the Cuban Foreign Ministry´s website. Commission to Investigate Two Ministers of Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15086&SEO=commission-to-investigate-two-ministers-of-temer 03 de julio de 2017, 17:13Brasilia, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Commission of Public Ethics of the Presidency of Brazil announced Monday that it would investigate two ministers of the government of Michel Temer, who were denounced by executives of local company JBS, who revealed many cases of corruption and bribe. Jose Marti Monument Unveiled in Santiago de Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15084&SEO=jose-marti-monument-unveiled-in-santiago-de-chile 03 de julio de 2017, 16:35Santiago, Chile, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Jose Marti monument, bronze sculpture with impressive details, is nowadays an exceptional spot in this capital, where about 1,000 people attended the official opening. 29th AU Summit Holds a Sitting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15083&SEO=29th-au-summit-holds-a-sitting-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia 03 de julio de 2017, 15:57Addis Ababa, July 3 (Prensa Latina) The Twenty-Ninth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit is being held today in this capital under the slogan: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investment in Youth. Cuban-Americans in USA Prepare new Actions Against US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15080&SEO=cuban-americans-in-usa-prepare-new-actions-against-us-blockade 03 de julio de 2017, 15:35Washington, July 3 (Prensa Latina) The ''Alianza Martiana'' coalition, which is made up of several Cuban emigre organizations in Miami, Florida, is planning new actions in favor of ending the US blockade against Cuba. Bolivia Denounces Death Threats against President Morales http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15079&SEO=bolivia-denounces-death-threats-against-president-morales 03 de julio de 2017, 15:32La Paz, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Communication Minister Gisela Lopez denounced today the death threats against President Evo Morales that were received on Twitter posts. Syria Denounces Threats by the United States http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15077&SEO=syria-denounces-threats-by-the-united-states Damascus, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Feisal al-Miqdad has denounced that governments in the Persian Gulf and the West are currently rearming terrorist organizations in Syria to follow orders by Israel and the United States. Cuban Chamber of Commerce Wants to Keep on Working with US Firms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15076&SEO=cuban-chamber-of-commerce-wants-to-keep-on-working-with-us-firms Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba expressed its ''permanent rediness to keep on working with US entities and firms'' in its Monday declaration in this capital. Greek Coast Guard Fired at Turkish Cargo Ship, Captain Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15075&SEO=greek-coast-guard-fired-at-turkish-cargo-ship-captain-says Istambul,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The captain of a Turkish cargo ship said it received warning shots from the Greek coast guard today in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Rhodes island. Qatar to Maintain Military Relations With Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15074&SEO=qatar-to-maintain-military-relations-with-turkey Ankara, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatari Ambassador to Turkey Salem bin Mubarak announced today that his country had ruled out to break off its military relations with Turkey, even if this decision caused an embargo by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia. Tour de France 2017: Peter Sagan Wins Stage Three http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15073&SEO=tour-de-france-2017-peter-sagan-wins-stage-three Longwy, France, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Peter Sagan has sprinted to his eighth career Tour de France stage victory, and Geraint Thomas preserved the overall race lead. Amazing Elevator Has No Cables and Moves Sideways http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15072&SEO=amazing-elevator-has-no-cables-and-moves-sideways Berlin,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) German Engineering firm ThyssenKrup has created an elevator that operates horizontally as well as vertically and without cables,according to Stern. India Successfully Test Fires Short Range Surface to Air Missile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15071&SEO=india-successfully-test-fires-short-range-surface-to-air-missile New Delhi,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) India today successfully test-fired its locally developed quick reaction surface-to-air short range missile from a test range along the Odisha coast. Syria Declares 5-day Ceasefire in Southern Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15070&SEO=syria-declares-5-day-ceasefire-in-southern-provinces Damascus, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) On the eve of the start of the fifth peace talks in Astana, the General Command of the Syrian Armed Forces announced the cessation of all hostilities in the southern provinces of Daraa, Sweida and Quneitra for five days. Iran Able to Present Successful Plans for Environmental Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15069&SEO=iran-able-to-present-successful-plans-for-environmental-issues Teherán,Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Iranian Department of Environment (DoE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said today that Iran is able to introduce successful plans, such as reforestation and lake revival, whose example is the Lake Urmia, to counter particles pollution. Caribbean Festival Begins in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15068&SEO=caribbean-festival-begins-in-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Festival of the Caribbean began today in this city, with an extensive cultural and academic program to strengthen the relations between the regional countries, based on respect to their roots and spirituality. Havana: The Spearhead of Cuban Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15067&SEO=havana-the-spearhead-of-cuban-tourism Havana, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) In the growing spiral of Cuban tourism, the capital, Havana, is occupying a fundamental position, not only by official statements but also by the opinions, repeated by travellers coming from different parts of the world. One Thousand Hectares Burned In Forest Fire in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15066&SEO=one-thousand-hectares-burned-in-forest-fire-in-turkey Istambul, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina)Amid a heat wave that has affected the whole country, a forest fire that broke out near Turkey''s third largest city Izmir has entered its third day, threatening the water flow of the city and its surrounding districts due to the damage it caused in power lines leading to a dam that serves as the city''s main water supply. Bahrein Summons Qatar to Accept Conditions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15065&SEO=bahrein-summons-qatar-to-accept-conditions Manama, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Bahrein summoned the government of Qatar to accept the list of demands Bahrein presented Qatar, together with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Egypt, while a meeting is being prepared in Cairo, Egypt, to define possible sanctions against Doha. The Extreme Right Wing Spreads False Messages in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15064&SEO=the-extreme-right-wing-spreads-false-messages-in-venezuela Caracas, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The media labs of the opposition coalition Mesa de la Unidad (MUD) in Venezuela published an alleged instructive message aimed at the People''s Assemblies and containing a false list of reasons for the call to a National Constituent Assembly (ANC, in Spanish), the government denounced. United Kingdom to Abandon Common Fishing Policy after Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15063&SEO=united-kingdom-to-abandon-common-fishing-policy-after-brexit London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom confirmed today it will abandon the Common Fishing Policy of the European Union after its withdrawal from the bloc, a sector valued in 893 million euros in 2015. Illiteracy, a Ballast to Jamaican Agriculture, Experts Say http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15062&SEO=illiteracy-a-ballast-to-jamaican-agriculture-experts-say Kingston, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Illiteracy among Jamaican farmers is the main impediment for agricultural development, local community expert Paul Bernard said. Somalia After the Black Hawk Was Downed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15061&SEO=somalia-after-the-black-hawk-was-downed Mogadishu, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The war in Somalia has today the same sign of destruction and death as before the 1993 defeat of the troops from the United States, a country that is still responsible for that situation, although without a considerable presence after leaving that country resoundingly at the time. Xi, Putin to Strike 10 Billion Dollar Worth of Deals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15060&SEO=xi-putin-to-strike-10-billion-dollar-worth-of-deals Moscow, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping arrived today in Moscow for the third time this year and will strike with his Russian peer Vladimir Putin 10 billion dollar worth of deals, highlights Russian Today. Oil Prices Rise Before Fall in U.S. Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15059&SEO=oil-prices-rise-before-fall-in-u.s.-production London, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The price of crude dawned today on the rise before the ralentization of fuel extraction in the United States, whose continuous increase torpedoed efforts of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to stabilize the market. German Police Storms Demostrators Camp at Entenwerder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15058&SEO=german-police-storms-demostrators-camp-at-entenwerder Berlin, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) German police stormed a demostrators camp of critics of the G-20 summit, to be held this weekend in the northern city of Hamburg. Qatari FM Visits Kuwait and Responds to Demands From Four Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15057&SEO=qatari-fm-visits-kuwait-and-responds-to-demands-from-four-countries Kuwait, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s foreign minister, Sheik Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, arrived in Kuwait today to deliver a response to the demands presented by four Arab countries as a condition to reestablish diplomatic relations, which were severed on June 5. Development Priority for Caricom Summit Starting Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15056&SEO=development-priority-for-caricom-summit-starting-today Saint George''s, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Contemporary regional topics, with emphasis on issues linked to development will be disujssed in Grenada during the 38th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) confirmed the Secretary General of the organization, Irwin LaRocque. Africa Working to Set Up a Single Air Transport Market for 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15054&SEO=africa-working-to-set-up-a-single-air-transport-market-for-2018 Pretoria, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The African Union is currently working to launch in January 2018 an continental single air transport market with over 40 countries expected to sign the agreement. India will Invest 11 Billion Dollars in Iranian Gas Field http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15051&SEO=india-will-invest-11-billion-dollars-in-iranian-gas-field New Delhi, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) An Indian consortium is ready to invest up to 11 billion dollars to develop a gigantic natural gas field in Iran and build the necessary infrastructure to export the fuel, announced today sources of the sector. Chinese President Tours Russia, Germany, Attends G-20 Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15049&SEO=chinese-president-tours-russia-germany-attends-g-20-meeting Beijing, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping is on an official visit to Russia today, to be continued in Germany, where he will also attend the G-20 summit in Hamburg, on a journey aimed at strengthening ties and expanding cooperation. Piñera, Sanchez Dominate Primary Elections in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15048&SEO=pinera-sanchez-dominate-primary-elections-in-chile Santiago, Chile, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Former President, Sebastian Piñera, and journalist, Beatriz Sanchez, in their respective right and left coalitions, have dominated the primary elections in Chile, counted more than 70 percent of the polling stations. Negotiation to Ban Nuclear Weapons Enters Final Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15047&SEO=negotiation-to-ban-nuclear-weapons-enters-final-week United Nations, July 3 (Prensa Latina) The second United Nations conference to negotiate a treaty banning nuclear weapons enters today its final week, with the expectation that the international instrument could be agreed on Friday. Sahel Member Countries Hold Summit in Mali http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15043&SEO=sahel-member-countries-hold-summit-in-mali Bamako, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) A French-African summit is held today in this capital city to tackle the integration of a joint force against terrorism made up of 5,000 soldiers, an initiative supported by France. Cuba and United States Start Friendly Fight in Baseball http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15041&SEO=cuba-and-united-states-start-friendly-fight-in-baseball Por By Alfredo Boada MolaRaleigh, North Carolina, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States are starting today in several North Carolina locations the sixth baseball cap, considered a national sport and cultural heritage in both countries. Students from Several Countries Seek to Graduate from Cinema in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15034&SEO=students-from-several-countries-seek-to-graduate-from-cinema-in-cuba Havana, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Students of the International School of Cinema and Television in Cuba began discussing their theses today to graduate in specialties such as Direction, Screenplay, Editing, Documentary, Production, Sound, Photography, Television and new media. US: Activists Prepare to Defend Undocumented Youth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15031&SEO=us-activists-prepare-to-defend-undocumented-youth Washington, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Immigrant rights activists are preparing today to fight against several US states calling for the elimination of the DACA program for Deferred Action for Children Arrivals. Cuba Finalist at World Volleyball Sub-21 Awaits Now for Rival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15030&SEO=cuba-finalist-at-world-volleyball-sub-21-awaits-now-for-rival Brno, Czech Republic, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban men''s volleyball team won ticket to the final World Sub-21 after surprisingly defeating the Russian selection and awaits for rival after game between Poland and Brazil. Polling Stations Open Sunday in Chile for Primary Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15029&SEO=polling-stations-open-sunday-in-chile-for-primary-elections Santiago, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Over 14 million 120 thousand Chileans are eligible to vote Sunday to choose in primary elections who will be the official candidates for the presidential elections of November 19 for two political alliances: Let''s Go Chile and Broad Front. Deadline for Angolan Political Forces to Prepare Lists of Observers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15028&SEO=deadline-for-angolan-political-forces-to-prepare-lists-of-observers Luanda, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) The political forces involved in the Angolan general elections on August 23 will met on Monday the deadline to present their lists of international observers. Presidents of Serbia and Kosovo to Hold 'Informal Meeting' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15027&SEO=presidents-of-serbia-and-kosovo-to-hold-informal-meeting Belgrade, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will be on Monday in Brussels for an ''informal meeting'' with Kosovo''s President Hashim Thaci, sponsored by the head of the European Union (EU) diplomacy, Federica Mogherini. Cuba Reached Final of U21 Volleyball World Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15026&SEO=cuba-reached-final-of-u21-volleyball-world-championship Brno, Czech Republic, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba delivered Saturday a major upset by defeating title-contenders Russia in the first semifinal of the Volleyball Men''s U21 World Championship and reaching the final of the tournament for the first time. Trudeau Celebrates Canadian Confederation and Calls for Better Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15025&SEO=trudeau-celebrates-canadian-confederation-and-calls-for-better-future Ottawa, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated all the Canadian citizens for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation and called to celebrate the achievements of the past and look boldly for a better future. GTS, the Most Important Tax Reform in India Comes into Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15024&SEO=gts-the-most-important-tax-reform-in-india-comes-into-force New Delhi, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Regarded as the most important tax reform in India after its independence the Good and Services Tax (GTS) came into force today in this Asian country, as part of the Government efforts to vitalize the national economy. Qatar Defines Blockade Fostered by Riyadh as War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15023&SEO=qatar-defines-blockade-fostered-by-riyadh-as-war Doha, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The Qatari State Minister for Defense Affairs, Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, defined today as ''declaration of bloodless war'' the blockade fostered by Saudi Arabia and two other countries in the Persian Gulf. Political Shift to Pave Way to Panama Parliament Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15019&SEO=political-shift-to-pave-way-to-panama-parliament-elections Panama, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) In a shift previously predicted by many analysts, the officialist Partido Panameñista decided to support ''dissident'' deputy of Cambio Democratico (CD) Yanibel Abrego in her nomination for president of the National Assembly. Tour de France Starts with 22 Teams http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15018&SEO=tour-de-france-starts-with-22-teams Dusseldorf, Germany, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The 104th edition of the famous Tour de France, one of the principal cycling tours in the entire world, is beginning in this German city, with a counterclock stage of 14 kilometers and the participation of 22 teams in competition. Iraqi Gov't Plans to Free Towns West of Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15017&SEO=iraqi-govt-plans-to-free-towns-west-of-mosul Baghdad, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The Counter Terrorist Service (CTS) of Iraq whose soldiers have been a key in the struggle against the Islamic State (ISIS) plans to free the towns of Hawijah and Tal Afar, which are located next to the border with Syria. General Attorney Responsible for Wave of Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15016&SEO=general-attorney-responsible-for-wave-of-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela Executive Vicepresident, Tareck El Aissami, held the General Attorney, Luisa Ortega, responsible for the spiraling violence generated in the country, nurtured by ultraright sectors that want to overthrow the government. El Aissami accused Ortega of having a biased attitude with those who try to destabilize Venezuela and accused her of making the Prosecution or Public Ministry an appendix of the opposition with its silence. Cuban and U.S. People Come Together in Rumba Night http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15015&SEO=cuban-and-u.s.-people-come-together-in-rumba-night By Diony Sanabia With Little Expectations, Primaries in Chile this Sunday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15014&SEO=with-little-expectations-primaries-in-chile-this-sunday Santiago de Chile, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) About 13.5 million Chileans should vote this Sunday in the primaries of two political groups, althougjh expectations are moderate and soccer gets most of the attention. World Trade Organization Alerts Rise in Restrictions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15013&SEO=world-trade-organization-alerts-rise-in-restrictions Geneva, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) registered today 42 new restrictive measures to exchange of goods and services applied by G20 economies from the middle of October to May. A report of that organization indicates that figure supposes a slight rise compared to 2016. The Bay of Havana and the Risk of Waste Oils http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15012&SEO=the-bay-of-havana-and-the-risk-of-waste-oils Havana (Prensa Latina) Waste oils are a real danger to human, animal and plant life and also damage the environment. Grenada Ready to Host CARICOM Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15010&SEO=grenada-ready-to-host-caricom-summit Georgetown, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Heads of State and Government from the 15 member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will analyze, next week in this country, the main topical issues to the region, especially those regarding development. Barbados: ODECABE with a New President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15007&SEO=barbados-odecabe-with-a-new-president Bridgetown, Barbados, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Barbadian Steve Stoute took the presidency of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (ODECABE) to replace recently deceased Hector Cardona, press media reported here Friday. ELN-Colombia Second Cycle of Talks Closes with Valuable Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15006&SEO=eln-colombia-second-cycle-of-talks-closes-with-valuable-achievements Quito, June 30 (Prensa Latina) The second cycle of peace talks between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government has ended today in this capital, with significant achievements by both sides. Cuba and Australia Promote Regular Diplomatic Meetings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15004&SEO=cuba-and-australia-promote-regular-diplomatic-meetings Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministers of Cuba and Australia, Bruno Rodríguez and Julie Bishop, respectively, signed here a Memorandum on Understanding on Regular Diplomatic Meetings, with the objective to promote and strenghten bilateral cooperation. Colombia Pledges in UN to Foster Peace and Overcome Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15002&SEO=colombia-pledges-in-un-to-foster-peace-and-overcome-challenges United Nations, June 30 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s Ambassador to the UN, Maria Emma Mejia, has expressed today in the Security Council the commitment of the South American country to the peace strengthening and the readiness to overcome all challenges. South Sudan Gov't Blocks Humanitarian Aid to Rebel-controlled Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15001&SEO=south-sudan-govt-blocks-humanitarian-aid-to-rebel-controlled-areas Juba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The South Sudanese government has reportedly blocked the entry of humanitarian aid to rebel-controlled zones. Evo Morales Wants Reciprocity in Elimination of Visas For US Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=15000&SEO=evo-morales-wants-reciprocity-in-elimination-of-visas-for-us-citizens La Paz, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stated Friday that he is ready to eliminate the visas for US citizens, but always if the US are reciprocal with Bolivian citizens at the same time. Bob Dylan This Weekend in Jazz Festival in Montreal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14999&SEO=bob-dylan-this-weekend-in-jazz-festival-in-montreal Ottawa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Today''s concert of legendary American singer Bob Dylan will open an intense weekend of activities at the prestigious Montreal International Jazz Festival in Montreal, 2017. Scientists Find Evidence of a Mysterious Skull Cult in Turkish Temple http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14997&SEO=scientists-find-evidence-of-a-mysterious-skull-cult-in-turkish-temple Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Archaeologists have discovered what seem to be the remains of a ''skull cult'' in an ancient ritual site in southeast Turkey. Manila Drug Enforcement Claims Success in Duterte Drug War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14996&SEO=manila-drug-enforcement-claims-success-in-duterte-drug-war Manila,Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) considers the government''s war against illegal drugs a ''success'' during President Rodrigo Duterte''s first year in office. Cuban Journalists Prepare X Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14995&SEO=cuban-journalists-prepare-x-congress Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC) are preparing the 10th Congress of that organization, in the VIII Plenary Session of its National Committee, which takes place today in Havana. World Taekwondo Championships Conclude in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14994&SEO=world-taekwondo-championships-conclude-in-south-korea Muju,South Korea,Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) South Korea finish in the first place with 5 golds,one silver and 4 bronze medals in the World Taekwondo Championship that ended today here. Syrian Army Completely Frees Road Between Raqqa and Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14993&SEO=syrian-army-completely-frees-road-between-raqqa-and-hama Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units supported by the Hezbollah Allied forces and Iraqi brigades managed to control the entire road between Raqqa and Hama, military sources reported today. Finland-Cuban Former Volleyball Players Get Their Sentences Reduced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14992&SEO=finland-cuban-former-volleyball-players-get-their-sentences-reduced London, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) A penal court in Finland reduced the penal sentences to four of the players and absolved a fifth, said a report by British BBC Friday. German Police Increases Pressure on Activists Due to G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14991&SEO=german-police-increases-pressure-on-activists-due-to-g-20-summit Berlin, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) In the run-up to the G20 summit in Germany, police is increasing pressure on critics of the alliance, which in addition, announced massive protests in the city of Hamburg. Floridita Restaurant an Emblematic Destiny of Visitors to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14990&SEO=floridita-restaurant-an-emblematic-destiny-of-visitors-to-havana Varadero, Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Havana''s bar-restaurant Floridita, is standing out in the space of Cuban gastronomy dedicated to this place in the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival, finishing Friday in this tourist resort. Bolivia to Open Ditches on Border with Chile to Prevent Smuggling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14989&SEO=bolivia-to-open-ditches-on-border-with-chile-to-prevent-smuggling La Paz, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will begin on July 14 the opening of seven ditches on the border with Chile to prevent smuggling, according to statements by Defense Minister, Reymi Ferreira, published here today. Colombian President Rejects Peace Process Criticism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14988&SEO=colombian-president-rejects-peace-process-criticism Bogota, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos has rejected some criticisms to the FARC-EP''s disarmament process, which has just been concluded this week, by former Defense Minister and former U.S. ambassador, Juan Carlos Pinzon. Santiago de Cuba Remembers its Revolutionary Martyrs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14987&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-remembers-its-revolutionary-martyrs Santiago de Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The people of Santiago de Cuba evoked the memory of the young revolutionaries killed 60 years ago in the intersection of Marti Avenue and Crombet Street in this city, where three young men were shot to death, because they were opposed to the distatorship of the then president Fulgencio Batista. Cuba Gets Even More Support Since US Policy Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14986&SEO=cuba-gets-even-more-support-since-us-policy-change Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The members of the World Council Project of International Solidarity Jose Marti, supported today the message of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), in favor of good relations between United States and this country. Oil Workers' Strike Opens New Day of Protests in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14985&SEO=oil-workers-strike-opens-new-day-of-protests-in-brazil Brasilia, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of a strike for an indefinite period in ten Petrobras refineries has initiated a new day of protests in Brazil against the unpopular reforms promoted by President Michel Temer. Cuba Highlights Value of Communication for Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14984&SEO=cuba-highlights-value-of-communication-for-development Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Gladys Bejerano, General Comptroller of the Republic of Cuba, has stressed the need to ensure timely, adequate and fluid communication in all scenarios, to ensure the success of the national development model. Cargo Transportation Is Fundamental in Cuba's Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14983&SEO=cargo-transportation-is-fundamental-in-cubas-economy Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) An article published in Granma newspaper today says that cargo transportation is fundamental for the development of Cuba''s economy. Trump Migratory Executive Order Questioned in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14982&SEO=trump-migratory-executive-order-questioned-in-canada Ottawa, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Civil rights organizations and the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are trying to determine today if the implementation on Canadian soil of the controversial executive order of US President Donald Trump on immigration is legal. Speculation on Coup against Ukrainian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14979&SEO=speculation-on-coup-against-ukrainian-president Kiev, June 30 (Prensa Latina) A deputy close to the Ukrainian president, Piotro Poroshenko, today denounced the alleged preparation of a coup against the Chief of State by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, said the capital''s television. G20 Summit in Hamburg, a Fire in Dry Grass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14977&SEO=g20-summit-in-hamburg-a-fire-in-dry-grass Por Luis Antonio Gómez Pérez *Hamburg, Germany (Prensa Latina) In July, Hamburg will host the 12th Summit of the Group of 20 (G20), an event that will attract global attention due to the debates among the world''s most developed countries and the strong opposition to the meeting by broad sectors. Council of Ministers Examines Course of Cuban Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14976&SEO=council-of-ministers-examines-course-of-cuban-economy Havana, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) During the first half of this year, the performance of the Cuban economy was as predicted for 2017, informed today official daily Granma. Varadero Gourmet Concludes, Attracts Sybarites to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14975&SEO=varadero-gourmet-concludes-attracts-sybarites-to-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The 9th edition of Varadero Gourmet is concluding today with greater commitments for many experts who promote this destination, not only sun and beach, but also an ambitious cuisine. Venezuela Strongly Rejects IACHR Communique http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14974&SEO=venezuela-strongly-rejects-iachr-communique Caracas, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has rejected a communique issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which it accused of issuing biased judgments, lacking objectivity and ignoring the efforts of the Venezuelan State to guarantee peace. Pacific Alliance Summit closes in Colombia at Presidential Level http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14973&SEO=pacific-alliance-summit-closes-in-colombia-at-presidential-level Cali, Colombia, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The 12th Summit Conference of the Pacific Alliance closes today attended by its four heads of State of Chile, Mexico, Peru and the hosting nation, who arrived on Thursday to this Colombian city. China Urges US to Stop Selling Weapons to Taiwan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14972&SEO=china-urges-us-to-stop-selling-weapons-to-taiwan Beijing, Jun 30 (PL) US arms sales to Taiwan and the new sanctions against Chinese companies, agencies and individuals hurt mutual confidence, stresses a statement of Beijing''s government. Temer Will not Attend G20 Summit in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14970&SEO=temer-will-not-attend-g20-summit-in-germany Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian De Facto President, Michel Temer, cancelled his trip to attend the G20 Summit in Hamburg next week, reported today German media. Trump and Putin to Hold Meeting at G-20 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14967&SEO=trump-and-putin-to-hold-meeting-at-g-20-summit Washington, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump will hold a meeting next week with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, said the White House. UN Concerned with Thousands of Children Trapped in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14966&SEO=un-concerned-with-thousands-of-children-trapped-in-mosul United Nations, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) expressed its concern for the luck of thousands of children trapped in the old part of the Iraqi city of Mosul, a place where the offensive against the Islamic State (ISIS) is being intensified. About 23 Countries to Participate in Damascus International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14962&SEO=about-23-countries-to-participate-in-damascus-international-fair Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis, confirmed that about 23 countries have ratified their presence in the 59th edition of the Damascus International Fair scheduled for August 16-27, media reports said. President Maduro Praises Access to Hydrocarbons through Petrocaribe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14954&SEO=president-maduro-praises-access-to-hydrocarbons-through-petrocaribe Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President highlighted today the importance of Petrocaribe, 12 years its establishment, for Latin American and Caribbean countries to have access to hydrocarbons, as an act of solidarity. NATO to Increase Military Presence in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14953&SEO=nato-to-increase-military-presence-in-afghanistan 29 de junio de 2017, 16:59Brussels, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) agreed to send more soldiers to Afghanistan to work together with the Afghan security forces, said Jens Stoltenberg, head of NATO Thursday. Carnival Paradise Cruise Makes an Opening Trip to Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14951&SEO=carnival-paradise-cruise-makes-an-opening-trip-to-havana 29 de junio de 2017, 16:38Washington, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Carnival Paradise Cruise has made its first trip to Havana from Tampa Bay, Florida. Venezuelan Supreme Court and FM Report on Terror Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14949&SEO=venezuelan-supreme-court-and-fm-report-on-terror-attack 29 de junio de 2017, 16:11Caracas, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Supreme Court and Foreign Ministry have submitted today to the diplomatic corps an official report on terror attack against the Supreme Court. US Travel Ban Partially Enforceable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14948&SEO=us-travel-ban-partially-enforceable 29 de junio de 2017, 16:10Washington, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Parts of the US President Donald Trump''s order restricting travel from six Muslim-majority nations will come into effect today at 20:00 local time. Cuban Delicious Food Showed in Varadero Gourmet Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14945&SEO=cuban-delicious-food-showed-in-varadero-gourmet-festival 29 de junio de 2017, 16:01Varadero, Cuba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Conferences on how to combine Cuban traditional dishes with the current trends of international cuisine and gastronomy are included in the program of the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival, continuing Thursday. Colombia Pacific Alliance Summit Begins Ministerial Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14943&SEO=colombia-pacific-alliance-summit-begins-ministerial-session Cali, Colombia, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Presided over by Colombian Foreign Minister Ángela María Holguín, the ministerial segment of the XII Summit of the Pacific began today in this city, attended by Foreign Affairs and Trade of ministers of member countries. China, Ghana Sign Multimillion Development Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14942&SEO=china-ghana-sign-multimillion-development-project Accra, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Ghana will receive investments from China that amounted 10 billion dollars to develop the bauxite industry in this West African country, reported the media here today. Ethiopians Returning Home After Saudi Amnesty Expired http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14941&SEO=ethiopians-returning-home-after-saudi-amnesty-expired Addis Abeba,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Ethiopians are still stuck in Saudi Arabia after a 90-day amnesty for undocumented migrants expired on Tuesday without all of them leaving, the Ethiopian government has said. Eastbourne 2017: Johanna Konta Edges Past Jelena Ostapenko http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14940&SEO=eastbourne-2017-johanna-konta-edges-past-jelena-ostapenko Eastbourne, UK, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) British number one Johanna Konta passed a major test before Wimbledon as she edged past French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in Eastbourne. H2-Oh! Scientists Show Water Can Exist as Two Different Liquids http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14939&SEO=h2-oh-scientists-show-water-can-exist-as-two-different-liquids Washington,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Water is one of the most fundamental molecules on Earth, and yet scientists are only just beginning to wrap their heads around how bizarre the substance really is. R2-D2 Robot From 'Star Wars' Sold for US $2.75 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14938&SEO=r2-d2-robot-from-star-wars-sold-for-us-2.75-million Los Ángeles, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) For decades, fans of the beloved ''Star Wars'' franchise have gone far and wide to pay tribute to the world that George Lucas has created. Canada Extends Anti ISIS Mission to 2019 Says Defence Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14937&SEO=canada-extends-anti-isis-mission-to-2019-says-defence-minister Ottawa,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina)The federal government of Canada says the Canadian military will remain in Iraq for at least two more years as part of an international coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State,ISIS. Antarctica's Ice Free Areas to Increase by 25 Percent by 2100: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14936&SEO=antarcticas-ice-free-areas-to-increase-by-25-percent-by-2100-study London,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Areas of Antarctica devoid of ice could increase by up to 25 percent by the end of the century because of climate change, leading to drastic changes in the continent''s biodiversity, according to new research. Cholera Kills Nearly 200 People in South Sudan in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14935&SEO=cholera-kills-nearly-200-people-in-south-sudan-in-2017 Juba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 200 people have died in southern Sudan from cholera this year, a situation aggravated by the outbreak reported in Namurunynag, east Equatoria state. Are Smartphones Making Us Stupid? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14934&SEO=are-smartphones-making-us-stupid Washington,Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Cognitive capacity and overall brain power are significantly reduced when your smartphone is within glancing distanceâ€''even if it''s turned off and face downâ€''according to a recent study. ALBA-TCP Demands Condemnation of Use of Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14932&SEO=alba-tcp-demands-condemnation-of-use-of-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Treaty of Peoples'' Trade (Alba-TCP) demanded international condemnation of the use of violence as a political weapon to overthrow legitimate and democratically elected governments. Syrian Army Advances East of the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14931&SEO=syrian-army-advances-east-of-the-country Damascus, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Units of the Al Taha regiment of the Syrian special forces seized control of the major oil well Dreihem from the Islamic State or Daesh in Arabic, military sources reported. Unemployment Affects Science, Technology Specialists in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14930&SEO=unemployment-affects-science-technology-specialists-in-mexico Mexico, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 42 percent of professionals in science and technology in Mexico are unemployed, revealed today a report by the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt). Australian Foreign Minister Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14929&SEO=australian-foreign-minister-visits-cuba Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of Australia, Julie Bishop, makes an official visit to Cuba today, the Foreign Ministry of the Caribbean nation informed. Cuba: Blind Tasting Contests in Varadero 2017 Gourmet International http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14927&SEO=cuba-blind-tasting-contests-in-varadero-2017-gourmet-international Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The blind tasting contests of Cuban rums; cocktails, beers and taps; New cocktails; and Cuban Classics, close their respective competitions here today at the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017. Venezuela Denounces Theft of Deadly Biological Material for Humans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14926&SEO=venezuela-denounces-theft-of-deadly-biological-material-for-humans Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, denounced the theft of deadly biological material for humans in a terrorist attack to the National Institute of Comprehensive Agricultural Health (Insai). Guatemala Asks US Ambassador to Implement the Vienna Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14925&SEO=guatemala-asks-us-ambassador-to-implement-the-vienna-convention Guatemala, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked current U.S. ambassador, Todd Robinson, to enact the content of Article 41 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, media reports today. China Unveils Locally Built Marine Research Vessel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14924&SEO=china-unveils-locally-built-marine-research-vessel Beijing, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) - China unveiled a new locally built marine geological survey vessel in south China''s Guangdong Province, it was reported here today. Varadero Gourmet-Art and Science in Molecules to Create Unique Drinks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14923&SEO=varadero-gourmet-art-and-science-in-molecules-to-create-unique-drinks Varadero, Cuba, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Molecular Mixology represents an ingenious procedure that combines today science and art to create unique drinks, through the fusion of flavors and textures. Latin America,Caribbean Now Emerge as Aging Regions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14922&SEO=latin-americacaribbean-now-emerge-as-aging-regions Asuncion, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Latin America and the Caribbean are close to become aging regions, so countries must promote public policies in this regard, is the consensus in the Conference sponsored by ECLAC and the Paraguayan government, dedicated to the issue in those geographical areas that are developed here. On this day, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will present in this forum the document Rights of the elderly. Challenges for interdependence and autonomy. Syria Denounces US Threats of Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14921&SEO=syria-denounces-us-threats-of-aggression Damascus, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates denounces today that the United States'' disinformation campaign about the intentions of the Syrian government to launch a chemical attack lacks grounds. Cuba Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14919&SEO=cuba-condemns-terrorist-attacks-in-venezuela Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Foreign Ministry has condemned the terrorist attacks that took place on Tuesday in Caracas, Venezuela, against the Supreme Court of Justice and the Ministry of Internal Relations, Justice and Peace. Alert on Imminent Death of Tens of Thousands of Somali Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14918&SEO=alert-on-imminent-death-of-tens-of-thousands-of-somali-children Mogadishu, 29 Jun (Prensa Latina) Tens of thousands of children are in imminent danger of death in this country because of malnutrition, a humanitarian organization said in a statement today. UN Reduces Peace Operations Budget due to U.S. Pressures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14917&SEO=un-reduces-peace-operations-budget-due-to-u.s.-pressures 29 de junio de 2017, 10:08United Nations, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) United Nations reduced in almost 600 million dollars its Budget for peace-keeping operations amid pressures of the U.S., confirmed today diplomatic sources. France Rejects Visit of US President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14916&SEO=france-rejects-visit-of-us-president Paris, 29 Jun (Prensa Latina) Following the confirmation of President Donald Trump''s visit to France, many politicians, organizations, and citizens are showing their discontent and growing rejection. Lavrov Warns about U.S. Pretexts to Attack Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14914&SEO=lavrov-warns-about-u.s.-pretexts-to-attack-syria Moscow, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the United States about the need to prevent pretexts like the use of chemical weapons to justify an attack on Syrian troops, sources from the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Iraqi Forces Retake Ruins of Historical Al-Nuri Mosque http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14913&SEO=iraqi-forces-retake-ruins-of-historical-al-nuri-mosque 29 de junio de 2017, 09:51Baghdad, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Iraqi Army and police forces recaptured today the ruins of the Great Mosque of Al-Nuri in the old city of Mosul, which the Islamic State (IS) dynamited alongside the emblematic minaret Al-Hadba. Oil Prices Go Up Responding to Fall in U.S. Inventories http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14912&SEO=oil-prices-go-up-responding-to-fall-in-u.s.-inventories 29 de junio de 2017, 09:31London, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices reached record heights in the last two weeks before the evidence of falling weekly U.S. inventories reeducing uncertainty among investors on an alleged over supplied fuel market. Cuba Calls on UNESCO for Commitment to Fight Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14909&SEO=cuba-calls-on-unesco-for-commitment-to-fight-climate-change Paris, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called on UNESCO for a greater commitment by all states to face climate change and recalled the serious implications of this phenomenon for the planet, diplomatic sources said today. Syria Condemns as False US Allegations over Likely Chemical Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14908&SEO=syria-condemns-as-false-us-allegations-over-likely-chemical-attack 29 de junio de 2017, 08:31Damascus, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Syria has strongly denied as ''misleading, false and baseless'' US allegations about Syrian government''s intention to launch a chemical attack. Russia Warns over US Preparing to Intervene in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14907&SEO=russia-warns-over-us-preparing-to-intervene-in-syria 29 de junio de 2017, 08:20Moscow, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The US information campaign on Syria is a warning sign that an American-led intervention may be in the works, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has warned Thursday. Honk Kong Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Returning to Motherland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14906&SEO=honk-kong-celebrates-20th-anniversary-of-returning-to-motherland 29 de junio de 2017, 08:05Beijing, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Xi Jinping in his first ever visit as president to Hong Kong is attending celebrations there for the 20th anniversary of the return of that territory to the motherland. South African companies Eyeing Business Opportunities in Kenya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14904&SEO=south-african-companies-eyeing-business-opportunities-in-kenya 29 de junio de 2017, 07:32Pretoria, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) As part of the initiative ''Outward Selling Mission'' of the Department of Trade and Industry, South African companies have identified business opportunities in Kenya, SA News reports. Relatives of Attacks Victims Continue Protests in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14903&SEO=relatives-of-attacks-victims-continue-protests-in-pakistan 29 de junio de 2017, 07:26Islamabad, June 29 (Prensa Latina) For the seventh consecutive day, relatives of 72 people killed in a double attack in the Pakistani city of Parachinar continue their protest today to demand that the government reinforce security measures and improve economic compensation. Two Indian Soldiers Injured by Pakistani Troops http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14902&SEO=two-indian-soldiers-injured-by-pakistani-troops 29 de junio de 2017, 07:25New Delhi, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Two Indian soldiers were injured today during the umpteenth exchange of gunfire with Pakistani troops on the LoC, the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region. Pakistani Authorities Continue Search for Foreign Climbers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14901&SEO=pakistani-authorities-continue-search-for-foreign-climbers 29 de junio de 2017, 07:23Islamabad, June 29 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani authorities continue today the search for two climbers, a Spaniard and an Argentine, missing since last week as they attempted to reach the top of Nanga Parbat, an 8,125-meter high mountain in the north of the country. Indian Vice-Presidential Election Schedule Announced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14900&SEO=indian-vice-presidential-election-schedule-announced 29 de junio de 2017, 07:22New Delhi, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Electoral Commission of India (ECI) today announced the schedule for the country''s vice presidential elections, amid campaigns of the government and the opposition to win next presidential polls. Cuban Doctors to Offer Free Consultations in Bolivian Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14899&SEO=cuban-doctors-to-offer-free-consultations-in-bolivian-health-fair 29 de junio de 2017, 04:36La Paz, Jun 29 jun (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Medical Brigade in Bolivia will offer free medical attention during the comprehensive Health Fair scheduled for July 1 and 2 in the department of Tarija, announced today its organizers. Gibara, a Cuban Rising Tourist Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14896&SEO=gibara-a-cuban-rising-tourist-destination 29 de junio de 2017, 00:25Holguin, (Prensa Latina) Gibara, a 200 year old fishing town in eastern Cuba, is today being promoted by tour operators and travel agencies as one of the island''s latest rising tourist destination. Merkel Requests Presence of G20 Members at Hamburg Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14894&SEO=merkel-requests-presence-of-g20-members-at-hamburg-summit 29 de junio de 2017, 00:22Berlin, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel will have meeting today in this capital with the G20 members to coordinate the summit to be held from July 7-8 in Hamburg. Diversification-2017, Perfect Setting for Business Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14892&SEO=diversification-2017-perfect-setting-for-business-exchange Havana, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The 14th Congress on Sugar and By-Products, Diversification-2017, is termed as the ideal setting for Cuban and foreign companies to expand their business, such as ESAZUCAR. Santiago de Cuba Prepares 37 International Festival of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14891&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-prepares-37-international-festival-of-the-caribbean Santiago de Cuba, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The House of the Caribbean prepares the 37th festival Fiesta del Fuego, which will attract crowds with colors, taste and sounds from July 3rd to 9th. Venezuelan Authorities Found Copter Used to Attack Supreme Court http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14890&SEO=venezuelan-authorities-found-copter-used-to-attack-supreme-court Caracas, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities have found today the stolen police helicopter used to attack Tuesday the Supreme Court of Justice and the Ministry of Interior, Justice and Peace, Vice President Tarek El Aissani reported through Twitter. Spanish Left-Wingers Pays Homage to Strugglers Against Dictatorship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14883&SEO=spanish-left-wingers-pays-homage-to-strugglers-against-dictatorship Madrid, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The ''Unidos Podemos'' left-wing coalition has paid tribute today to anti-Franco strugglers on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the 1977 elections, the first held in Spain after General Francisco Franco´s dictatorship (1939-1975). UN Supports Efforts in Yemen to Fight Cholera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14882&SEO=un-supports-efforts-in-yemen-to-fight-cholera United Nations, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations confirmed Wednesday that three planes with 36 tons of medical supplies have arrived in Yemen, to fight the epidemic of cholera affecting already more than 200,000 cases, of which 1,300 have already died. Bahamas Reasserts Will to Strenghten Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14880&SEO=bahamas-reasserts-will-to-strenghten-relations-with-cuba Nassau, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of State (Foreign Minister) of the Bahamas, Darren Henfield, reasserted today its will to work to strengthen the diplomatic relations with Cuba. Venezuela Denounces International Complicity in Terror Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14877&SEO=venezuela-denounces-international-complicity-in-terror-attack Caracas, June 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Samuel Moncada, has denounced today the double standards of some nations and international organizations that remain complicit silence following the recent terror attack on government institutions. UN Warns of Opposition Group Crimes in Raqqa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14879&SEO=un-warns-of-opposition-group-crimes-in-raqqa 28 de junio de 2017, 15:21United nations, June 28 (Prensa Latina)UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra''ad Zeid al-Hussein, has said today that he has some reports of crimes committed by opposition groups in Raqqa, Syria. Cuba with 149 Tickets to CentAm Games in Barrranquilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14878&SEO=cuba-with-149-tickets-to-centam-games-in-barrranquilla Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has already got 149 athletes classified for the next Central American Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 2018, as confirmed by official sources here Wednesday. Venezuelan Citizens Power to Analyze Actions Against Impunity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14876&SEO=venezuelan-citizens-power-to-analyze-actions-against-impunity Caracas, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Moral Republican Council will analyze legal actions against impunity before the callings of the right to incite to treason to the personnel of the National Bolivarian Armed Force (FANB). Tourist Arrivals in Cuba Grow 22% in First Half of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14875&SEO=tourist-arrivals-in-cuba-grow-22-in-first-half-of-2017 Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of foreign visitors to Cuba reportedly grew 22 percent this year, which means an increase in interest on this island. NATO Increases Military Budget http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14874&SEO=nato-increases-military-budget Brussels, 28 jun (Prensa Latina) The Seretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, informed today that Canada and its European partners will raise in 2017 their military expenses. Syrian Army Rejects Terrorist Attacks in Quneitra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14873&SEO=syrian-army-rejects-terrorist-attacks-in-quneitra Damascus, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army rejected four continuous attacks by terrorists of the Board for the Salvation of the Levant, led by former Al Nusra near Al Baath in the Golan Heights region, reported military sources today. Malaysian Opposition to Embark on 1MDB Tour to Explain Scandal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14872&SEO=malaysian-opposition-to-embark-on-1mdb-tour-to-explain-scandal Kuala Lumpur, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Frustrated over the lack of action on 1MDB here, Pakatan Harapan will embark on a nationwide tour to explain issues related to the state investor. Plan to Decommission Ikata No.1 Reactor Approved in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14870&SEO=plan-to-decommission-ikata-no.1-reactor-approved-in-japan Tokyo,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s nuclear regulators have approved a roughly 40-year plan to decommission an aging nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture, in western Japan. Iran Criticizes Double Standards of US By Showing Causes of Terror http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14869&SEO=iran-criticizes-double-standards-of-us-by-showing-causes-of-terror Tehran, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Iran stated today that the United States is turning a blind eye to terrorism by ignoring that in its own territory is the main cause of acts of that nature, even though it criminalizes Muslim-majority countries. USA-Trial of Accused Leaker Reality Winner Set for October 23 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14868&SEO=usa-trial-of-accused-leaker-reality-winner-set-for-october-23 Washington, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Among the possible evidence in the government''s case against former federal contractor Reality Winner is a notebook with information handwritten in Farsi, according to CNN, prosecutors said in court today. UNESCO Defends Main Role of Education in 2030 Agenda http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14866&SEO=unesco-defends-main-role-of-education-in-2030-agenda United Nations, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, defended today the main role of education in the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Italy Notifies Migration Emergency Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14865&SEO=italy-notifies-migration-emergency-situation Rome, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Italian government informed the European Commission today that it has reached the limit of its ability to manage the growing flow of migrants and announced the possibility of prohibiting new landings. Novak Djokovic Glad To Be in Eastbourne After Reaching Last Eight Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14864&SEO=novak-djokovic-glad-to-be-in-eastbourne-after-reaching-last-eight-win Eastbourne, UK,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) World number four Novak Djokovic overcame Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-4 6-3 at Eastbourne today but he was forced to battle. China Applies Strategy to Respond to Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14863&SEO=china-applies-strategy-to-respond-to-cyber-attacks Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) China approved a plan aimed at improving the management of cyber security incidents, in order to avoid and reduce damages, protect public interest and safeguard national security and social order, underlined the source here today. AIDS Drug Tested in Patients in Kenya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14862&SEO=aids-drug-tested-in-patients-in-kenya Nairobi, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) At least 20,000 AIDS patients in Kenya are currently receiving a generic version of the new drug against the disease, making it the first African country to use it. The Popular Mojito Drink, Present in Varadero Gourmet 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14859&SEO=the-popular-mojito-drink-present-in-varadero-gourmet-2017 Varadero, Cuba, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Mojito, a popular Cuban cocktail, stands out today among the attractions of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017, which runs until June 30 in this city. China Invites the World to Participate in its Reform Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14860&SEO=china-invites-the-world-to-participate-in-its-reform-process Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, welcomed today foreign companies inviting them to participate with their capital in the reform process going on in this country. UK Could Suspend N. Ireland Autonomy If No Government Deal is Struck http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14857&SEO=uk-could-suspend-n.-ireland-autonomy-if-no-government-deal-is-struck London,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The government of the United Kingdom warned today that if parties in Northern Ireland''s devolved parliament did not strike a deal and form a government soon, the region would fall under the direct rule of London. Villagers Flee US-led Coalition Air Strike in Syria; 42 Killed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14856&SEO=villagers-flee-us-led-coalition-air-strike-in-syria-42-killed Damascus, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Residents began fleeing the Syrian small town al-Dablan, in the northern province of Deir Ezzor, in the wake of repeated bombings by US-led coalition warplanes that left 42 people dead. Chinese-Cuban Sugarcane Harvester Works Successfully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14855&SEO=chinese-cuban-sugarcane-harvester-works-successfully Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Eight CCA5 sugarcane harvesters, a model designed by specialists from China and Cuba, have reportedly successfully completed three years of work following this year sugar harvest. Cuba Updates Electoral Register for General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14854&SEO=cuba-updates-electoral-register-for-general-elections Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban officials continue today with the preparation for the general elections on October 2018 and work towards perfecting the electoral register. Life Above The Clouds in the Andes, 7,000 Years Ago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14853&SEO=life-above-the-clouds-in-the-andes-7000-years-ago London,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) In the Andes Mountains of Peru, the air is gaspingly thin, the climate harsh. After Months in Chilean Jails, Nine Return to Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14852&SEO=after-months-in-chilean-jails-nine-return-to-bolivia La Paz, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The two soldiers and seven officers of Bolivia National Customs - who completed more than three months of unjust imprisonment in Chile for fighting against smuggling - returned today to the Andean-Amazonian nation. US Gov't Sanctions Fourth Company in 2017 to Worsen Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14851&SEO=us-govt-sanctions-fourth-company-in-2017-to-worsen-blockade-against-cuba Washington, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The US Treasury Department has imposed four fines this year on companies of this country and abroad for alleged violations of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. Mexican Population Grew More Than One Million Persons In One Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14850&SEO=mexican-population-grew-more-than-one-million-persons-in-one-year Mexico, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican population has grown one percent in one year, equivalent to 1,200,000 inhabitants, and reached 122,300,000 people by late 2016, it was reported today. China Adds New Generation Destroyer to Naval Force http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14849&SEO=china-adds-new-generation-destroyer-to-naval-force 28 de junio de 2017, 10:46Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) A 10,000-tonne domestically designed and produced destroyer was launched today at Jiangnan Shipyard in east Shanghai. It is the first of China''s new generation of destroyers, equipped with state of the art air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons, local media highlighted. Brazilian Democracy Demands Prompt Trial of Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14848&SEO=brazilian-democracy-demands-prompt-trial-of-temer Brasilia, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The prompt trial of Brazilian President Michel Temer and his kleptocracy - a government of thieves, from Ancient Greek - is today a democratic and republican demand that it is impossible to give up, said columnist Jefferson Miola. Europe Hit by Cyberattack that Could Be Linked to US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14846&SEO=europe-hit-by-cyberattack-that-could-be-linked-to-us Oslo, June 28 (Prensa Latina) Although the Petya virus appears to be contained today, companies and governments around the world are still alarmed by the impact of this computer attack, which appears to be related to the United States National Security Agency. Venezuelan Government Condemns Terrorist Attack in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14845&SEO=venezuelan-government-condemns-terrorist-attack-in-caracas Caracas, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government condemned the hijacking of an aircraft and the terrorist attack against government facilities, in a statement released by Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas. Spain Calls for Quick Ratification of EU-Cuba Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14844&SEO=spain-calls-for-quick-ratification-of-eu-cuba-agreement Madrid, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government has spoken out about a rapid ratification of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (ADPC) between the European Union (EU) and Cuba signed in December 2016. Daiquiri Wins Space at Varadero Gourmet Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14842&SEO=daiquiri-wins-space-at-varadero-gourmet-festival Varadero, Cuba, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Daiquiri, a distinctive cocktail from El Floridita bar-restaurant, has won a space today at the 9th Varadero Gourmet Festival 2017, taking place in this western Cuban resort. US Objective in Retaking Regional Control Denounced in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14841&SEO=us-objective-in-retaking-regional-control-denounced-in-bolivia By Carmen Esquivel Sarria South Africa Readying for African Union Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14840&SEO=south-africa-readying-for-african-union-summit Pretoria, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will lead a South African delegation to the 29th African Union summit to take place in Addis Ababa July 3 - 4, SA News reported. Lila Downs Supports Cuba against US Policy Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14839&SEO=lila-downs-supports-cuba-against-us-policy-change Havana, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Renowned Mexican folk singer, Lila Downs, has expressed today her support to a message sent by the National Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and denounced the recent change of policy of the United States government towards this Caribbean country. Bolivia will Export Energy to Argentina as of 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14834&SEO=bolivia-will-export-energy-to-argentina-as-of-2018 La Paz, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government plans to start exporting electric energy to Argentina by the middle of 2018, once the terms of negotiation are agreed between both nations. Russian Lawmaker Warns US Might Attack Syria Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14833&SEO=russian-lawmaker-warns-us-might-attack-syria-again Moscow, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) When the United Nations is offering to welcome a dialogue for peace in Syria, the United States is reportedly considering a pre-emptive attack on Syrian government troops thus further escalating the conflict in that Arab country and the region. Usain Bolt to Start Last European Tour Wednesday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14828&SEO=usain-bolt-to-start-last-european-tour-wednesday Ostrava, Czech Republic, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinter and OLympic and World Champion Usain Bolt will start his last European tour in here today, a tour that will end with his goodbye at the World Championship in London ,UK, this year. Icíar Bollaín to Shoot in Cuba Film about Dancer Carlos Acosta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14871&SEO=iciar-bollain-to-shoot-in-cuba-film-about-dancer-carlos-acosta Por Martha SánchezHavana (Prensa Latina) The Spanish director Icíar Bollaín confirmed in Havana she will direct a film inspired by the life of the famous Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta. filming will begin in Autumn this year. Keep Boosting Chinese Economy, Goal of Xi's Europe Trip http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14827&SEO=keep-boosting-chinese-economy-goal-of-xis-europe-trip Beijing, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping will embark next Monday on an European tour to Russia and Germany before attending the G-20 Summit in Hamburg with the aim to boosting free trade and open economies with an inclusive vision. Venezuela's President Condemns Terrorist Attack; Urged Quick Quest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14826&SEO=venezuelas-president-condemns-terrorist-attack-urged-quick-quest Caracas, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s President Nicolas Maduro has strongly condemned the terrorist attack last night from a helicopter on the Supreme Court of Justice and the Ministry of Internal Relations, Justice and Peace by a armed group financed by ultra right wing sectors of the opposition. New Draft Bill to Ban Nuclear Weapons Presented at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14825&SEO=new-draft-bill-to-ban-nuclear-weapons-presented-at-un United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The president of the second UN conference to negotiate an instrument that prohibits nuclear weapons, Elayne Whyte, presented today the second draft bill of the treaty that could be approved on July 7. SICA Summit Preparatory Technical Meeting Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14822&SEO=sica-summit-preparatory-technical-meeting-begins San Jose, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Directors of foreign policy from the member nations of the Central American Integration System (SICA) began today in this capital the preparatory technical meeting for the 49th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the regional mechanism. Cuba still at the Head of IberoAm Shooting in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14821&SEO=cuba-still-at-the-head-of-iberoam-shooting-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba added another three gold medals Tuesday at the 5th Ibero American Shooting Tournament, to sum up the amount of 11 in its last day of competition, with the participation of 11 nations. UN Reiterates Concern by Progress of Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14819&SEO=un-reiterates-concern-by-progress-of-cholera-in-yemen United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations reiterated its concern because of the progress of cholera in Yemen, a country where more than 200,000 cases and 1,300 fatal victims, have been reported. UN Willing to Facilitate Direct Talks to End Syrian Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14818&SEO=un-willing-to-facilitate-direct-talks-to-end-syrian-conflict United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura expressed his willingness to facilitate direct talks between the Government and the opposition to reach a political solution for the conflict in this country. Bolivian FM Explores Openings to Cooperation with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14816&SEO=bolivian-fm-explores-openings-to-cooperation-with-cuba Havana, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister, Fernando Huanacuni, has said today that his official visit to Cuba was aimed at exploring new cooperation openings to strengthen bilateral relations and the revolutionary process for both nations. Poll Shows Disapproval to Trump out of the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14814&SEO=poll-shows-disapproval-to-trump-out-of-the-us Washington, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The perfomance and the image of US President Donald Trump is taking high levels of disapproval out of the US, according to a poll mentioned by press media Tuesday. Nearly 20 Million Venezuelans to Vote for Constituent Assembly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14812&SEO=nearly-20-million-venezuelans-to-vote-for-constituent-assembly Caracas, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 20 million Venezuelans will be able to vote July 30 for the election of 535 members of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), the rector of the National Electoral Council (NEC), Tania D ''Amelio, stated . Exhibition Reveals Details on Native Population in Canada http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14810&SEO=exhibition-reveals-details-on-native-population-in-canada Ottawa, Jun 27 (Prensxa Latina) An exhibition called ''Hidden at Simple Sight: The Metis'' is showing many of the general festures and details of the life of this Canadian indigenous community, one of the greatest in Canada. UN Calls to Take Advantage of Cypriot Reunification http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14809&SEO=un-calls-to-take-advantage-of-cypriot-reunification United Nations, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called today to take good advantage of the chance represented by a conference on Cyprus scheduled for Wednesday, for the reunification of the European island as the main issue. A New Virus Attack is Infecting Airlines, Banks, Utilities in Europe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14808&SEO=a-new-virus-attack-is-infecting-airlines-banks-utilities-in-europe Oslo,Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month''s WannaCry attack. Lab Grown Human Colons Made Out of Stem Cells http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14807&SEO=lab-grown-human-colons-made-out-of-stem-cells Washington, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate human embryonic colons in a laboratory that function much like natural human tissues when transplanted into mice, according to new research,published in Cell Stem Cell. Gauteng Stands Out in Job Creation in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14805&SEO=gauteng-stands-out-in-job-creation-in-south-africa Pretoria, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The South African province of Gauteng created 700,000 new jobs between 2010 and 2016 despite challenges in the economy, Gauteng Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Economic Development, Lebogang Maile, told the provincial Legislature. Airlines in Mexico Fined for Illegal Charges to Passengers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14806&SEO=airlines-in-mexico-fined-for-illegal-charges-to-passengers Mexico, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Attorney''s Office of Consumer (PROFECO) has imposed fines on Volaris, Interjet, Aeroméxico, VivaAerobus and JetBlue Airways for improper charges to passengers, it was known today. Wrong Translation of Arturo Vidal Creates Tensions at Confed Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14804&SEO=wrong-translation-of-arturo-vidal-creates-tensions-at-confed-cup Moscow,Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A bad translation of a statement made by Chilean Arturo Vidal about Cristiano Ronaldo has created tensions facing the semifinals of the Confederation Cup in Russia. Mongolia to Hold Second Round of Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14803&SEO=mongolia-to-hold-second-round-of-presidential-elections Ulan Bator, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Mongolia will go for the first time in its history to the second round of presidential elections after no candidate reached enough votes to govern, Montsame agency reported today. Two Alpinists Go Missing on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14801&SEO=two-alpinists-go-missing-on-pakistans-killer-mountain Islamabad, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Due to bad weather those who were attempting to climb world''s ninth highest mountain Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters above sea level) returned to base camp. South Africa, France to Sign a Cybercrime Fight Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14802&SEO=south-africa-france-to-sign-a-cybercrime-fight-deal 27 de junio de 2017, 12:14Pretoria, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With cybercrime attacks on the rise in South Africa, the government is set to collaborate with France in an effort to boost the cyber and digital skills capacities which are key in investigating such crimes, SA News reports. China Defends Economic Globalization for Inclusive Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14800&SEO=china-defends-economic-globalization-for-inclusive-growth Beijing, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday called on all countries to defend economic globalization unconditionally to achieve inclusive growth. Syrian President Visits Russian Base in Latakia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14799&SEO=syrian-president-visits-russian-base-in-latakia Damascus, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly visited the Russian base in Hmeymim, Latakia, about 300 kilometers northwest of Damascus. Rwanda President Challenges US Commercial Reprisals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14798&SEO=rwanda-president-challenges-us-commercial-reprisals Kigaki, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Rwandan President Paul Kagame reiterated today that his country will stop importing second hand clothes from the United States, despite commercial reprisals from that country''s authorities. Two Alleged Terrorists Captured in Switzerland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14797&SEO=two-alleged-terrorists-captured-in-switzerland Bern, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Swiss police arrested two suspected terrorists, a man and a woman, during an operation in the town of Aubonne, located in the southwestern canton of Vaud, in the Morges District, a Prosecutor''s Office senior official informed today. Havana Now Has Jose Marti's Academic Record http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14796&SEO=havana-now-has-jose-martis-academic-record Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Archives of Cuba is currently keeping a facsimile of the academic record of National Hero, Jose Marti, corresponding to the period in which he studied at the Central University of Madrid. Varadero Gourmet Begins, a Festival That Highlights Tourism in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14795&SEO=varadero-gourmet-begins-a-festival-that-highlights-tourism-in-cuba Varadero, Cuba, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) With the beginning today in this resort of the 9th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, the tourism authorities in this island intend to emphasize their aspiration to increase the quality of services. Dutch Scientists Celebrate Rare Meteorite Find in the Netherlands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14792&SEO=dutch-scientists-celebrate-rare-meteorite-find-in-the-netherlands Amsterdam, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Dutch scientists celebrated the rare discovery of meteorite in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system. Bolivia Maintains Economic Growth Projections, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14793&SEO=bolivia-maintains-economic-growth-projections-minister-says La Paz, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Acting Minister of Economy, Mario Guillén, said today that Bolivia has growth projections for the GDP of 4.7 percent this year. Parties Intensify Angola Elections Campaigns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14790&SEO=parties-intensify-angola-elections-campaigns Luanda, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The six forces that qualified for August 23 general elections are now intensifying their campaigns 57 days before the vote, the fourth in Angola''s independent history. Syrian Refugees in Turkey Exceed 3 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14789&SEO=syrian-refugees-in-turkey-exceed-3-million Ankara, June 27 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish authorities presented their latest report on the number of refugees in the country, published today by the daily Birgün, and in the case of Syrian nationals, it exceeded 3 million. Drug Use Among Mexican Adolescents Has Doubled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14788&SEO=drug-use-among-mexican-adolescents-has-doubled Mexico, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The use of illegal drugs among adolescents has doubled in the last five years in Mexico, according to data from the National Survey of Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption (Encodat 2016) released today. Iraqi Troops Fight in Strategic Areas of West Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14787&SEO=iraqi-troops-fight-in-strategic-areas-of-west-mosul Baghdad, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Combined forces of the Iraqi government combed recently released areas in western Mosul considered strategic to deliver the final blow to the Islamic State (IS), against which sporadic fighting in Tanak and Yarmuk are taking place today. Israel Attacks Localities Inside the Gaza Strip http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14786&SEO=israel-attacks-localities-inside-the-gaza-strip Gaza, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Israel bombed today two positions of the Hamas movement inside the Gaza Strip in response of a previous attack with rockets which were allegedly originated inside the besieged coastal Palestinian enclave. Temer Unable to Govern Brazil, Lula Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14785&SEO=temer-unable-to-govern-brazil-lula-says Brasilia, June 27 (Prensa Latina) First Brazilian president denounced for corruption in full exercise of his functions, Michel Temer ''has no conditions'' to govern Brazil, said the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Santrich in Hunger Strike Until the Release of FARC-EP Prisoners http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14782&SEO=santrich-in-hunger-strike-until-the-release-of-farc-ep-prisoners Bogota, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP Secretariat member Jesús Santrich declared a hunger strike today, until the government releases the imprisoned guerrillas, as was established in the peace agreement reached in Havana. Syrian President Strengthens Contacts with the People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14780&SEO=syrian-president-strengthens-contacts-with-the-people Por Pedro Garcia HernandezDamascus, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Just at the end of the sacred Muslim month of Ramadan, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad is intensifying his contacts with the people, meeting with the injured and relatives amid the antiterrorist fight and favoring a harmony that he himself practices. Sugar Cane Production is More than Just Making Sugar: ISO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14777&SEO=sugar-cane-production-is-more-than-just-making-sugar-iso Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The days when sugar cane was only used to produce sugar are being left behind in the world, declared Executive Director of the International Sugar Organization (OIA), José Orive. Colombia with its Largest Guerrilla Unarmed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14778&SEO=colombia-with-its-largest-guerrilla-unarmed Bogota, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Colombia woke up today, after more than half a century, with its largest guerrilla totally unarmed, an event that will be celebrated in a symbolic act, in which the FARC-EP will cease to be a rebel movement. Photos Evoke 170 Years of Arrival of First Chinese to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14776&SEO=photos-evoke-170-years-of-arrival-of-first-chinese-to-cuba By Damy Vales Cuban Oil Specialists Graduate as Masters in Russian University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14774&SEO=cuban-oil-specialists-graduate-as-masters-in-russian-university Moscow, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban specialists graduate as masters in geology, oil drilling and exploitation at Gubkin University as part of the cooperation program between Cubapetroleo and Russian Rosneft. Oliver Stone Repels US Policy Change Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14773&SEO=oliver-stone-repels-us-policy-change-towards-cuba Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Award-winning North American filmmaker, Oliver Stone, has expressed today his support for Cuba facing the U.S. policy change proclaimed by President, Donald Trump, to the detriment of the relations with this Caribbean country. Cuba to Compete at Rotterdam, Holland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14766&SEO=cuba-to-compete-at-rotterdam-holland Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban baseball team is training at the Havana Latin American Stadium, to compete at the Inter-Ports Baseball Tournament of Rotterdam, Holland, a competition in which Cuba has been the champion in 10 times, in the 15 editions of the event. Storms Causes Massive Antarctic Sea Ice Loss http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14761&SEO=storms-causes-massive-antarctic-sea-ice-loss Washington, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A series of unprecedented storms over Antarctica likely caused the most dramatic decline in Antarctic sea ice seen so far, according to a study published today in Geophysical Research Letters. Arconic to Halt Sale Cladding Panels Involved in Grenfell Tower Fire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14758&SEO=arconic-to-halt-sale-cladding-panels-involved-in-grenfell-tower-fire London, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The US manufacturer of aluminum composite panels used as cladding in London''s Grenfell Tower has halted sales of the product, which cuased a fire with 79 people dead. Mongolia Immerse in Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14754&SEO=mongolia-immerse-in-presidential-elections Ulan Bator, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Mongolian are going to the polls today to elect a new president, a post disputed by social democrat Miyeegombyn Enkhbold, conservative Battulga Khaltmaa and former communist Sainkhuu Ganbaatar. Irish Ship Rescues More than 700 Migrants in Lybian Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14753&SEO=irish-ship-rescues-more-than-700-migrants-in-lybian-coasts Dublin, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) An Irish war ship rescued 712 irregular migrants in waters close to the Lybian coasts in the last hours, said a military source here Monday. Law against Torture insufficient; Mexico Confirms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14752&SEO=law-against-torture-insufficient-mexico-confirms Mexico, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) said that having a general law to prevent, investigate and punish torture is a breakthrough, but it is insufficient today. Bolivian Foreign Minister Highlights Cuban Revolution Example http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14749&SEO=bolivian-foreign-minister-highlights-cuban-revolution-example Havana, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni asserted here today that Cuba was a symbol of the dignity of all revolutionary processes in the continent and the world. Cuba to Host 14th Congress on Sugar and By-Products http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14744&SEO=cuba-to-host-14th-congress-on-sugar-and-by-products Havana, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The 14th Congress on Sugar and By-Products, Diversification-2017 has been opened today in this capital. This important gathering will give delegates the chance of addressing different issues related to animal feeding, sugar cane, by-products, energy, alcohol and beverages, among others. Cuban Emigrees to Discuss New US Policy against the Island http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14742&SEO=cuban-emigrees-to-discuss-new-us-policy-against-the-island Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The Alianza Martiana coalition, which groups together various organizations of Cuban emigration in the US city of Miami, Florida, summoned today a conference to discuss Washington''s new policy against the island. Yohan Blake Takes Sprint Double at Jamaica Nationals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14741&SEO=yohan-blake-takes-sprint-double-at-jamaica-nationals Kingston, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Olympic Games silver medalist Yohan Blake copped his third sprint double at the Jamaican national track and field championships on Sunday, winning the 200 meters in 19.97 seconds. Barbados-Attorney General Worried by Messages Media Sends To Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14740&SEO=barbados-attorney-general-worried-by-messages-media-sends-to-children Bridgetown,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs Adriel Brathwaite today warned that the responsibility for parenting this country''s youth could not be left to the mass media. Salvadorian Deputy Denounces US Congressmen Plot Against FMLN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14739&SEO=salvadorian-deputy-denounces-us-congressmen-plot-against-fmln San Salvador, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran deputy Blandino Nerio denounced today the recurrent plot of US congressmen to affect the electoral processes of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). Climate Change Could Bring Tropical Virus To Europe and USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14738&SEO=climate-change-could-bring-tropical-virus-to-europe-and-usa London,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya is usually found in tropical areas according to Scientific Reports. Supreme Court Partially Allows Trump's Travel Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14737&SEO=supreme-court-partially-allows-trumps-travel-ban Washington, June 26 (Prensa Latina) The US Supreme Court accepted today the case of President Donald Trump''s travel ban and decided to enforce parts of the controversial executive order until the final ruling. Climate Change Could Threaten Up To 2 Billion Refugees By 2100 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14736&SEO=climate-change-could-threaten-up-to-2-billion-refugees-by-2100 Washington, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Charles Geisler, a sociologist at Cornell University, spent much of his career researching where poor people go when rich corporations swoop in and buy the land out from under their feet. Resumption of Fighting in Philippines After End of Ramadan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14735&SEO=resumption-of-fighting-in-philippines-after-end-of-ramadan Manila, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Combats in southern Philippines between the army and terrorist groups linked to the Islamic state (ISIS) resumed today after a brief ceasefire for the end of Ramadan. ''We have launched new offensives to recover the area taken by the terrorists in Marawi,'' pointed out Armed Forces spokesman Restituto Padilla. Transformers 5 Tops US Box Office http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14734&SEO=transformers-5-tops-us-box-office Los Ángeles,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Transformers 5: The Last Knight scored a franchise-low debut but still easily topped the US box office with an estimated 43.5 million US dollars (Âú33.9 million) in ticket sales over the weekend. Myanmar Penalizes Hundreds of Soldiers for the Use of Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14733&SEO=myanmar-penalizes-hundreds-of-soldiers-for-the-use-of-children Naypyidaw, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Myanmar Army has reportedly taken drastic measures today against more than 400 soldiers for the use and recruitment of children as soldiers. South Korea Confirms THAAD Deployment Amid Concerns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14732&SEO=south-korea-confirms-thaad-deployment-amid-concerns Seoul,Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) South Korea's newly appointed foreign minister said today in Seoul has no intention of rolling back the decision to deploy the U.S. THAAD battery, the U.S. missile defense system strongly opposed by China. Syrian Army Further Advances on Deir Ezzor; Damascus' challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14731&SEO=syrian-army-further-advances-on-deir-ezzor-damascus-challenges Damascus, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army with support from allies continued its solid advance against ISIS (or Daesh in Arabic) in Deir Ezzor, reportedly establishing control in the past hours over al-Doleiyat, a key bordering area between the provinces of Homs and Deir Ezzor. Costa Rica Concerned About an Increase in HIV and AIDS Cases in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14730&SEO=costa-rica-concerned-about-an-increase-in-hiv-and-aids-cases-in-2016 San Jose, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The increase in HIV and AIDS cases in Costa Rica in 2016 is a matter of concern to the authorities of the Ministry of Health, and shows the need to strengthen prevention actions. Angola Allocates Resources to Take Care of Congolese Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14729&SEO=angola-allocates-resources-to-take-care-of-congolese-refugees Luanda, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Angola spent almost US $ 10 million to care for the refugees from the Cassai region who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), confirmed an official source today. Rising Right Whale Death Toll Could Be Catastrophic: Marine Biologist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14728&SEO=rising-right-whale-death-toll-could-be-catastrophic-marine-biologist Ottawa, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A marine mammal expert says the fate of a critically endangered species could hang in the balance with the death of six North Atlantic right whales found floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Attacks on Military Base is Opposition Intervention Plan in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14726&SEO=attacks-on-military-base-is-opposition-intervention-plan-in-venezuela Caracas, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Constitutionalist lawyer María Alejandra Díaz warned that the attacks on the military base in Carlota are today a part of the opposition plan to unleash chaos before a possible foreign military intervention in Venezuela. DPRK Reaffirms Nuclear Arsenal Is for Self-defense http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14725&SEO=dprk-reaffirms-nuclear-arsenal-is-for-self-defense Pyongyang, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has condemned today South Korea's orchestrated manipulation campaign against the real purpose of what Pyongyang stresses is its fully self-defensive nuclear arsenal. Ethiopian Capital Ready to Host African Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14724&SEO=ethiopian-capital-ready-to-host-african-summit Addis Ababa, June 26 (Prensa Latina) High Ethiopian officials have completed preparations for the 29th African Union (AU) Summit, scheduled here on July 3-4. Nuclear Treaty between Russia, USA in Perils http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14723&SEO=nuclear-treaty-between-russia-usa-in-perils Moscow, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The probable withdrawal of the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) with Russia would result in global military and political destabilization, Russian military expert Igor Korotchenko warned. Argentine Workers Occupy Pepsico Plant to Reject Layoffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14722&SEO=argentine-workers-occupy-pepsico-plant-to-reject-layoffs Buenos Aires, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The workers at the multinational company Pepsico have occupied the plant of the Buenos Aires town of Florida, in rejection to the closing of the establishment and in defense of 600 jobs. Thousands Undocumented Ethiopians Return From Saudi Arabia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14721&SEO=thousands-undocumented-ethiopians-return-from-saudi-arabia Addis Ababa, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) A first wave of Ethiopian nationals who resided as undocumented in Saudi Arabia returned to the country before overcoming the amnesty granted by the authorities of the kingdom, official media reported today. Transit 1,535 Marks First Year of Panama Canal Expansion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14716&SEO=transit-1535-marks-first-year-of-panama-canal-expansion Panama, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The transit 1,535 of a neopanamax marks today the first year of operation of the interoceanic way expansion, which exceded expectations of the shipping market, according to the Panama Canal Authority (PCA). South Africa, DRC Working to Expand Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14715&SEO=south-africa-drc-working-to-expand-trade Pretoria, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reaffirmed their willingness to improve and strengthen their economic relations by removing all impediments constraining bilateral trade and investment. Bolivian President Appoints New Economy Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14712&SEO=bolivian-president-appoints-new-economy-minister La Paz, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales appointed today Mario Alberto Guillén as the new Minister of Economy and Public Finance while the former holder of that Ministry, Luis Arce, is taking care of health problems. Political Chess Game Begins in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14711&SEO=political-chess-game-begins-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) After the deadline to register as pre-candidates for the parties that will participate in the Open, Simultaneous and Compulsory Primaries (PASO, in Spanish) prior to the legislative election, the political chess game and the strategies have begun in Argentina. Michel Temer Faces Decisive Week for Survival in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14709&SEO=michel-temer-faces-decisive-week-for-survival-in-brazil Brasilia, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Under a deep political crisis, Michel Temer faces a week that could be decisive for his survival in Planalto Palace, which he occupies after the parliamentary-judicial coup against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff. South Africa Pushing for Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14707&SEO=south-africa-pushing-for-sustainable-development Pretoria, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Through the National Development Plan: Vision 2030, in particular, South Africa shows it is committed to attain sustainable and climate smart development, said Environmental Affairs Minister Dr Edna Molewa. Bolivia Conquered its Monetary Sovereignty and Stability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14708&SEO=bolivia-conquered-its-monetary-sovereignty-and-stability By Pedro Rioseco Trump's Policy towards Cuba Doomed to Fail, French Intellectual Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14705&SEO=trumps-policy-towards-cuba-doomed-to-fail-french-intellectual-says Paris, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) French intellectual Salim Lamrani has considered that the hostile policy announced by U.S. President, Donald Trump, towards Cuba is doomed to fail, according to an article published today. Venezuelans Should Decide on Their Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14699&SEO=venezuelans-should-decide-on-their-future Caracas, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Tareck El Aissami, executive vice president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, said on Sunday that the people should decide on the future of the country. Che's Bust in Moreno, Buenos Aires, Restored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14697&SEO=ches-bust-in-moreno-buenos-aires-restored Buenos Aires, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The Argentina Cuba Solidarity Movement (MasCuba) restored the bust of the Argentinean-Cuban guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara in Moreno, in western Buenos Aires, which had been defiled in May. Costa Ricans Condemn Trump's Measures against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14694&SEO=costa-ricans-condemn-trumps-measures-against-cuba San Jose, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Cuba Solidarity Committee in the Costa Rican province of Cartago on Sunday condemned the measures recently announced by U.S. President Donald Trump against the Caribbean island. Companies from 11 Countries to Participate in Cuban Sugar Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14693&SEO=companies-from-11-countries-to-participate-in-cuban-sugar-fair Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Companies from 11 countries will exhibit their products and services this week at Pabexpo fairgrounds, in this capital, where about 25 lectures will be given as part of the 14th Congress on Sugar and Byproducts that will open on Monday. Brazilians Express Unrestricted Solidarity with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14689&SEO=brazilians-express-unrestricted-solidarity-with-cuba Brasilia, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) While Donald Trump was delivering a speech in Miami with a hostile rhetoric, the 23rd Brazilian Convention of Solidarity with Cuba endorsed the message sent by liberation theologian Frei Betto invoking unlimited support for the island. Danzon Habana 2017 Promotes Daily Practice of That Musical Genre http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14685&SEO=danzon-habana-2017-promotes-daily-practice-of-that-musical-genre Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The president of the International Festival Danzon Habana 2017, Jose Loyola, said that the main objective of that cultural event is to promote the daily practice of the musical and dance culture of that genre. Young Cuban Intellectuals Condemn Trump's Announcement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14686&SEO=young-cuban-intellectuals-condemn-trumps-announcement Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Young Cuban artists and writers, brought together in the Hermanos Saiz Association (AHS), have joined several organizations that have condemned the policy change towards the Caribbean island announced by U.S. President Donald Trump recently. Ecuador Network In Defense Of Humanity Repudiates Policy Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14678&SEO=ecuador-network-in-defense-of-humanity-repudiates-policy-against-cuba Quito, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Intellectuals and artists from the Ecuador chapter of the Network in Defense of Humanity today confirmed their rejection to the intensified policy of US President Donald Trump against Cuba. Many US People in Favor of Rapprochement with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14672&SEO=many-us-people-in-favor-of-rapprochement-with-cuba By Martha Andrés Román Correspondent Washington, June 24 (Prensa Latina) Republican and Democrat lawmakers, business and scientific groups, Cuban-Americans, non-profit organizations: so many voices criticized the US President Donald Trump´s decision to reverse some progress in the rapprochement with Cuba . At least a Hundred people Buried by Landslide in Southwest China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14671&SEO=at-least-a-hundred-people-buried-by-landslide-in-southwest-china Beijing, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) At least 100 people were buried today by a landslide in southwest China''s Sichuan province, an event classified by experts as a first-class catastrophic geological disaster. Trade Union Leader Warns of New Employment Crisis in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14670&SEO=trade-union-leader-warns-of-new-employment-crisis-in-spain 24 de junio de 2017, 09:10 Madrid, June 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of Workers´ Commissions (CCOO), Ignacio Fernandez Toxo, has warned today that Spain, with Europe´s second highest unemployment rate, is heading a new employment crisis. Venezuelan Press's Images Deny Alleged Torture to Leopoldo Lopez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14669&SEO=venezuelan-presss-images-deny-alleged-torture-to-leopoldo-lopez Caracas, June 24 (Prensa Latina) Images published by the Venezuelan press denied today alleged torture to Leopoldo Lopez in a Miranda state jail where he is serving a prison sentence. U.S. Company of only One Cruiser starts Traveling to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14668&SEO=u.s.-company-of-only-one-cruiser-starts-traveling-to-cuba Havana, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) The small U.S. company Victory Cruise Lines of only one ship received the approval to navigate to Cuba, to the ports of Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santiago and María La Gorda, informed today a digital source. History and Legend of the only Woman in Che's Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14667&SEO=history-and-legend-of-the-only-woman-in-ches-guerrilla La Paz (Prensa Latina) In her short and intense life she had to adopt different personalities and names like Haydée, Tamara, Vittoria, Marta and Laura, but the internationalist revolutionary who followed Che''s route through the Bolivian jungle went down in history as Tania the Guerrilla Fighter. More US Citizens Believe Comey over Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14659&SEO=more-us-citizens-believe-comey-over-trump 23 de junio de 2017, 16:23Washington, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Twice as many US citizens say they are more likely to believe former FBI Director James Comey than President Donald Trump,according to a new poll. Bachelet Apologizes to the Indigenous Mapuches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14657&SEO=bachelet-apologizes-to-the-indigenous-mapuches Santiago, Chile, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The Indigenous Mapuche group, the largest one in Chile, has received for the first time an apology from the State for the ''mistakes and horrors'' made against this ethnic group. Caribbean Hoteliers and Tour Operators Against New Trump Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14653&SEO=caribbean-hoteliers-and-tour-operators-against-new-trump-policy Kingston, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) has opposed on Friday the Donald Trump´s new policy against Cuba. Australia to Back Philippines Fight Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14652&SEO=australia-to-back-philippines-fight-terrorism Camberra, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Australian Defense Ministry announced today it will shortly deploy surveillance aircraft to support fighting against terrorist groups in the southern Philippine city of Marawi. Malaysian Police Deny Death of Filipino Terrorist Leader Maute http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14651&SEO=malaysian-police-deny-death-of-filipino-terrorist-leader-maute Kuala Lumpur, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Police Inspector-General Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar denied today reports that the former academic who turned into a terrorist, Mahmoud Ahmad, was killed in Marawi, Philippines. Danny Glover Rejects Change of US Policy Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14650&SEO=danny-glover-rejects-change-of-us-policy-towards-cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) North American actor Danny Glover today backed the message from the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (Uneac) against the change of United States policy proclaimed by President Donald Trump. Cuba Presents Its Experiences on Urbanism in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14649&SEO=cuba-presents-its-experiences-on-urbanism-in-argentina Buenos Aires, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba brought today to the 26th General Assembly of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urbanism, which brings together delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean, their experiences and challenges in implementing a quality urban agenda. Ghana-Agreement With US on Prisoners in Guantánamo is Null http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14648&SEO=ghana-agreement-with-us-on-prisoners-in-guantanamo-is-null Accra, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The agreement reached with the United States to receive prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay military prison by the government of former President John Dramani Mahama was unconstitutional, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled today. Three Day Strike Causes LIAT to Lose Millions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14647&SEO=three-day-strike-causes-liat-to-lose-millions Saint John, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) LIAT 1974 Limited has quantified the value of the mass cancellation in bookings and the other expenses it incurred following a strike by its pilots as being in the region of EC $7 million or US 2,5. Cuban Farmers Repudiate Interventionist Policy of Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14646&SEO=cuban-farmers-repudiate-interventionist-policy-of-donald-trump Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Small Farmers has repudiated the speech made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, which they described as interventionist, rhetorical, manipulative and out of context. Canadian Prime Minister Honors Terror Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14645&SEO=canadian-prime-minister-honors-terror-victims Ottawa, Jun2 3 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today reminded the hundreds of victims of terrorism of this nation and called for the unity of local and foreigners to confront this scourge. Cuban Wrestlers to Leave for 2017 Canada Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14644&SEO=cuban-wrestlers-to-leave-for-2017-canada-cup Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban freestyle wrestlers who will represent their country in the coming 2017 Canada Cup will leave for the northern country on Sunday to train and compete there. Italian Senator Criticizes US Policy Towards Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14643&SEO=italian-senator-criticizes-us-policy-towards-cuba Rome, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the ruling Democratic Party, Daniela Valentini, today described as irresponsible the policy raised by U.S. President Donald Trump on Cuba. Millions in Losses Due to Electronic Fraud in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14642&SEO=millions-in-losses-due-to-electronic-fraud-in-panama Panama, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Losses stem from electronic fraud in Panama as a result of the cloning of credit and debit cards, among other crimes, has now reached nearly $3 million USD. Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain Demand Qatar to Cut Ties with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14641&SEO=saudi-arabia-uae-bahrain-demand-qatar-to-cut-ties-with-iran Riyadh, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Qatar has to curb its diplomatic relations with Iran and cut off all ties with terrorist organizations, four Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia demanded today as a condition to resume ties with the emirate. Bolivian Illimani Mountain to Be More Resistant to Global Warming http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14640&SEO=bolivian-illimani-mountain-to-be-more-resistant-to-global-warming La Paz, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The ice of the Bolivian Illimani mountain is more resistant today to the effects of the global warming than other similar places such as the Alps, the first conclusions of the study of the French-Italian Ice Memory project states. Pakistan Attacks Kill at Least 31 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14639&SEO=pakistan-attacks-kill-at-least-31 Islamabad, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Two attacks that occurred hours apart killed today at least 30 people and wounded more than 100 in Pakistan, where armed and sectarian groups continue their offensive against the government despite military operations. Collaboration With Nazis in Chile: an Uncomfortable Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14638&SEO=collaboration-with-nazis-in-chile-an-uncomfortable-truth Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Even today one may wonder what were the reasons why the film Colonia was barely criticized as an insignificant motion picture in a suspicious silence that some attributed to the power of the Nazis. Assailant Killed in Attack to Venezuelan Military Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14637&SEO=assailant-killed-in-attack-to-venezuelan-military-base 23 de junio de 2017, 11:07Caracas, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Minister for Interior Relations, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol, lamented the recent death of a 22-year-old man as a result of a siege of groups paid by the opposition to a military base. German Film Festival Premieres New Becker Comedy in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14634&SEO=german-film-festival-premieres-new-becker-comedy-in-cuba Havana, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The 13th German Film Festival premieres today in Cuba the comedy Me and Kaminski of filmmaker Wolfgang Becker, who has already made the world laugh with his acclaimed film Good Bye, Lenin! China to Hold 15th East Asia Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14633&SEO=china-to-hold-15th-east-asia-forum Beijing, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced today that the 15th East Asia Forum will be held in the central province of Hunan from June 29 to July 1st. Air France Celebrates 19 Years Flying to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14632&SEO=air-france-celebrates-19-years-flying-to-cuba Havana, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Air France has celebrated 19 years of flying to Cuba in a time of booming island tourism, which closed 2016 with more than four million foreign visitors. Ecuador Ratifies Protection of Cyber-activist Julian Assange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14629&SEO=ecuador-ratifies-protection-of-cyber-activist-julian-assange Quito, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador ratified that it will maintain the protection and watch over the physical and psychological integrity of the cyber-activist Julian Assange, who remains today under asylum in the embassy of Quito in London, although there is no criminal process against him. Cuba Exposes in Argentina its Vision on Human Settlements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14628&SEO=cuba-exposes-in-argentina-its-vision-on-human-settlements Buenos Aires, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Institute of Physical Planning, Samuel Rodiles Plana, has explained here his country''s vision as an island state during the 26th Assembly General of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urbanism, which brings together today delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean committed to join knowledge on human settlements. China and Cuba Agree to Deepen Economic Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14627&SEO=china-and-cuba-agree-to-deepen-economic-cooperation By Damy Vales Russian Navy Fires Caliber Missiles against Terrorists in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14626&SEO=russian-navy-fires-caliber-missiles-against-terrorists-in-syria Moscow, June 23 (Prensa Latina) At least three units of the Russian Naval Fleet fired six Caliber missiles today against positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist movement in the Syrian province of Hama, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement. Saint Lucia Will Shortly Build First Solar Park http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14622&SEO=saint-lucia-will-shortly-build-first-solar-park Castries, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The construction of the first photovoltaic park in Saint Lucia will start in September, and will generate electricity in the summer of 2018, announced Stephenson King, Minister of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour Thursday. More than 200 Million People Used Drugs in 2015, Says UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14621&SEO=more-than-200-million-people-used-drugs-in-2015-says-un United Nations, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) At least 250 million people used drugs in 2015, with almost 30 million of them affected by drug abuse problems, according to a report issued by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDC). UNICEF Warns about Impact of Violence on Iraqi Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14616&SEO=unicef-warns-about-impact-of-violence-on-iraqi-children United Nations, June 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) has warned on Thursday about the impact on Iraqi children of conflict-related violence. Cuban Ministry of Sciences Analyzes 2016 Budget Impact http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14614&SEO=cuban-ministry-of-sciences-analyzes-2016-budget-impact Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The expenditure in Cuba in Scientific and Technological Activities (ACT), in the year 2016, reached 781.8 million pesos, reported today the official from the Cuban Ministry of Sciences, Technology and Environment (CITMA), Armando Rodriguez. Obama Considers Republican Health Care Bill to Benefit Wealthiest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14613&SEO=obama-considers-republican-health-care-bill-to-benefit-wealthiest Washington, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Former US President Barack Obama has said today that the health care bill proposed by Republican senators is a wealth transfer from poor families and middle class to wealthy people. Cuba Keeps Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya under Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14612&SEO=cuba-keeps-zika-dengue-and-chikungunya-under-control Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba keeps diseases as dengue, zika and chikungunya under control, despite the existence of their transmitting agent: the mosquito Aedes Aegypti, said today the director for Vigilance and Anti-Vectorial Battle at the Public Health Ministry (MINSAP),  Pena. Corruption and Impunity Damaging Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14610&SEO=corruption-and-impunity-damaging-mexico Mexico, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) General Salvador Cienfuegos, Mexican Minister of National Defense, stated that corruption and impunity are making a lot of damage to Mexico, in his intervention Thursday before the attendants to a workshop on obligations and responsibilities under the national anti-corruption system at the Military Center for Public Health Sciences. Venezuelan President Condemns Pressure by Far Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14608&SEO=venezuelan-president-condemns-pressure-by-far-right Caracas, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemned today the international pressure by the far right against his country, in a press conference at the Miraflores Palace. Cuban Parliament President Ends Official Visit in China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14606&SEO=cuban-parliament-president-ends-official-visit-in-china Beijing, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Following an extreme work schedule in the Chinese capital and the Shanghai Municipality, Cuban Parliament President, Esteban Lazo, ended his official visit on Thursday at the central-eastern coastal province of Jiangsu. China Studies First Law on Control of Soil Pollution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14605&SEO=china-studies-first-law-on-control-of-soil-pollution Beijing, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Legislators discussed today the rough draft of the country''s first law on soil pollution control and prevention. Former Costa Rican Police Chief Arrested for Alleged Drug Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14603&SEO=former-costa-rican-police-chief-arrested-for-alleged-drug-links San José, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Plans and Operations Department of the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) confirmed today the arrest of José Fabio Pizarro, a former head of the Costa Rican Public Force for alleged links with drug trafficking. Romeo Santos to Celebrate His Birthday by Releasing New Album Golden http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14602&SEO=romeo-santos-to-celebrate-his-birthday-by-releasing-new-album-golden Los Ángeles,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina)Latin singer Romeo Santos will be celebrating big on July 21. No Place For Islamophobia in Singapore: Minister of Defence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14600&SEO=no-place-for-islamophobia-in-singapore-minister-of-defence Singapur,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) There is no space for Islamophobia or attitudes that denigrate any religions and harm the social cohesion in Singapore, said Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs Maliki Osman. Two of the Four Fugitives From Bali's Kerobokan Jail Recaptured http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14599&SEO=two-of-the-four-fugitives-from-balis-kerobokan-jail-recaptured Dili,Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Two of the four prisoners who escaped from Bali''s Kerobokan jail have been recaptured in East Timor, according to reports. Cuban Caricaturist Among the Best of the Cartoon Movement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14595&SEO=cuban-caricaturist-among-the-best-of-the-cartoon-movement Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The cartoon ''Fronteras'' (Brothers) by Cuban graphic comedian Osvaldo Gutiérrez ''Osval'' is among the top 10 of the Cartoon Movement digital platform. UN Security Council Begins Visit to Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14594&SEO=un-security-council-begins-visit-to-haiti United Nations, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council began today a three-day visit to Haiti, seeking to pave the way for a new relation between the organization and the Caribbean country. African National Congress Prepares Fifth Political Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14593&SEO=african-national-congress-prepares-fifth-political-conference 22 de junio de 2017, 11:50Pretoria, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The African National Congress (ANC) is preparing for the holding of its fifth political conference next week, a meeting experts considered today will be vital to face the challenges of that veteran South African organization that will elect its new leadership in December. Russia Denounces Lack of Antiterror Cooperation by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14592&SEO=russia-denounces-lack-of-antiterror-cooperation-by-usa Moscow, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced today the United States'' lack of cooperation in the real fight against terrorism in Syria and in Afghanistan, as denunciations of its support for the Islamic State (IS) increase. Uganda World Summit to Help Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14591&SEO=uganda-world-summit-to-help-refugees Kampala, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Head of states and government began today here an extraordinary world summit aimed at gathering funds to make life less tragic to the displaced who have found sanctuary in this country. Accusations of Corruption Grow Against Mexican Former Governor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14590&SEO=accusations-of-corruption-grow-against-mexican-former-governor Mexico, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The Accussations of corruption to officials of the former governor of Chihuahua, Cesar Duarte, total today 50, the last two for misuse of resources valued at 12 million pesos (about $650,000 USD at current exchange rates). Colombian Gov't Ready to Negotiate Ceasefire with ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14588&SEO=colombian-govt-ready-to-negotiate-ceasefire-with-eln Bogota, June 22 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government is ready to talk about the ceasefire with the National Liberation Army (ELN), said the National Executive Chief Negotiator, Juan Camilo Restrepo, in statements released today by the country. Iran Calls to Fight Tyrannical Political System in Jerusalem Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14587&SEO=iran-calls-to-fight-tyrannical-political-system-in-jerusalem-day Tehran, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian leaders called today for a worldwide mobilization against the Israeli occupation of Palestine and in defense of Jerusalem, a holy city with which millions of Muslims sympathize with every last Friday of the Ramadan. Timor-Leste Minister of State Highlights Cuban Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14586&SEO=timor-leste-minister-of-state-highlights-cuban-collaboration Havana, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Timor Leste''s Minister of State, Antonio da Conceição, has highlighted today the collaboration his country has maintained with Cuba in the fields of education and health. Shameful Stance of Mexican Gov' Towards Venezuela, Senators http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14585&SEO=shameful-stance-of-mexican-gov-towards-venezuela-senators Mexico, June 22 (Prensa Latina) The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto must end the interventionist policy that is being applied against Venezuela, Mexican senators demanded at a press conference. Germany Supports EU Trade Agreements with Mexico and MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14584&SEO=germany-supports-eu-trade-agreements-with-mexico-and-mercosur Berlin, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries ratified her country''s support to the trade agreements negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Mexico, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), and Japan. Iraqi Troops Kill Terrorists in Mosul after Attack on Mosque http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14583&SEO=iraqi-troops-kill-terrorists-in-mosul-after-attack-on-mosque Baghdad, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Government forces killed a man in charge of explosives for the Islamic State (IS) in the Old City of Mosul, hours after the terrorists blew up the Great Mosque Al-Nuri. Samuel Moncada Appointed New FM of Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14580&SEO=samuel-moncada-appointed-new-fm-of-venezuela Caracas, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro appointed Samuel Moncada as the new Foreign Minister of the South American nation. End of Trial of Bolivians Accentuates Dispute with Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14576&SEO=end-of-trial-of-bolivians-accentuates-dispute-with-chile By Fausto Triana Cuban Parliament President Reaffirms Historical Friendship with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14574&SEO=cuban-parliament-president-reaffirms-historical-friendship-with-china Shanghai, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP), Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, has reaffirmed in this Chinese city the historical friendship that unites both governments, communist parties and peoples. China Reiterates Call for Talks on Korean Peninsula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14572&SEO=china-reiterates-call-for-talks-on-korean-peninsula Beijing, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) China has called for early resumption of negotiations on the Korea Peninsula nuclear issue and reaffirmed its commitment to resolving the issue through negotiations. Cuban Foreign Minister Stresses Relevance of Ties with Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14570&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-stresses-relevance-of-ties-with-italy By Frank Gonzalez India in Final Stages for Launching Earth Observation Satellites http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14569&SEO=india-in-final-stages-for-launching-earth-observation-satellites New Delhi, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) is today finalizing the details for the launch of 31 satellites, including Cartosat-2E dedicated to Earth observation. UK to Boost Anti-terrorist Spending after Terror Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14565&SEO=uk-to-boost-anti-terrorist-spending-after-terror-attacks London, June 22 (Prensa Latina) UK Government has decided to increase funding for fighting terrorism by 30 percent over the next five years, in response to the growing wave of extremist actions, according to a official spokesman. Usain Bolt to Run in Monaco in July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14562&SEO=usain-bolt-to-run-in-monaco-in-july Lauzanne, Switzerland, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican legendary athlete Usain Bolt will run in Monaco, as part of his goodbye tour, in July, announced the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) Wednesday. United States: The Walls and Wars of Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14561&SEO=united-states-the-walls-and-wars-of-donald-trump Havana (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump seems willing to deal violently or through diplomatic and political pressures with a wide range of organizations or countries that threaten Washington''s hegemonic ambitions. UN Supports Deployment of African Anti-terrorist Troops in Sahel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14560&SEO=un-supports-deployment-of-african-anti-terrorist-troops-in-sahel United Nations, June 21 (PL) The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted today resolution 2359 to support the deployment of African anti-terrorist troops in the Sahel. China Reiterates Willingness to Aid Africa in Reducing Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14559&SEO=china-reiterates-willingness-to-aid-africa-in-reducing-poverty Addis Ababa, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Wang Yi, minister of Foreign Affairs of China, reiterated today this country´s willingness to strengthen cooperation with Africa to achieve sustainable and independent development and reduce poverty. Cuban FM Highlights Italy-Cuba Relation State as Excellent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14558&SEO=cuban-fm-highlights-italy-cuba-relation-state-as-excellent Rome, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Italy-Cuba Relations are in an exceptionally positive state, the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, said today. Donald Trump´s Senior Adviser Meets with Israeli Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14557&SEO=donald-trumpas-senior-adviser-meets-with-israeli-prime-minister Tel Aviv, June 21 (Prensa Latina) One of US President Donald Trump´s Senior Advisers, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, has held a meeting in Israel on Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to debate on the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Cuba-USA Expedition Ends Coral Reef Research http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14556&SEO=cuba-usa-expedition-ends-coral-reef-research Havana, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and US scientists have ended a joint exploration along the island''s coral reefs, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) reported today. DPRK Condemns Recent Naval Exercises in Korean Eastern Waters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14554&SEO=dprk-condemns-recent-naval-exercises-in-korean-eastern-waters Pyongyang, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned Wednesday the recent military maneuver carried out in Korean eastern waters, in which the Japanese Self-Defense Forces took part, together with US Ronald Reagan nuclear aircraft carrier. Egypt Supplies Gaza with Fuel to Generate Electricity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14553&SEO=egypt-supplies-gaza-with-fuel-to-generate-electricity Gaza, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Egypt today sent 11 trucks loaded with half a million liters of fuel to the Gaza Strip to try to alleviate the energy crisis suffered by the Palestinian population of this coastal enclave. Summit Criticizes Trump for Anti-immigrant Policies and Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14552&SEO=summit-criticizes-trump-for-anti-immigrant-policies-and-against-cuba Tiquipaya, Bolivia, June 21 (Prensa Latina) The World People´s Summit, which ends on Wednesday in this city, has strongly criticized US President Donald Trump´s anti-immigrant policies and his decision to reverse agreements reached with Cuba. Russian, Syrian Fighter Jets Hit ISIS Hard in Eastern Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14551&SEO=russian-syrian-fighter-jets-hit-isis-hard-in-eastern-hama Damascus, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) In a joint military operation Russian and Syrian fighter jets pounded ISIS positions and movements in Eastern Hama and inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist organization, military sources reported. May 2017 as the Most Violent Month in Mexico in 20 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14550&SEO=may-2017-as-the-most-violent-month-in-mexico-in-20-years Mexico, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The month of May 2017 is being considered the most violent month in the last two years in Mexico, registering 2,186 files on investigation by homicide. Former FARC-EP Guerrillas to Train as Bodyguards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14548&SEO=former-farc-ep-guerrillas-to-train-as-bodyguards Bogota, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The training or formation of 300 former members of the Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces-People''s Army (FARC-EP)to become the bodyguards of their leaders in the rebel movement, will start in the town of Facatativa, said Commander Carlos Antonio Lozada. India Interested in Russian S-400 Triumf Air Defense Missile Systems http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14547&SEO=india-interested-in-russian-s-400-triumf-air-defense-missile-systems Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) India''s Defense Minister Arun Jaitley is in Russia to discuss, among other topics, and give final shape to a deal on the S-400 Triumf air defense missile system, New Delhi is interested in acquiring. China,USA Schemists Create 3-D Printed Graphene Foam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14546&SEO=chinausa-schemists-create-3-d-printed-graphene-foam Washington,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina)Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China''s Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene. OAS: From Interference to Irrelevance in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14545&SEO=oas-from-interference-to-irrelevance-in-venezuela Mexico, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The 47th OAS General Assembly, which concludes today in Cancún, has gone from interference to irrelevance in attempts to pass a resolution against Venezuela, the editorial of the Mexican daily La Jornada says today. US Congresswoman Calls for Uniting Efforts for Engaging Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14544&SEO=us-congresswoman-calls-for-uniting-efforts-for-engaging-cuba Washington, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is one of the lawmakers who calls today in the United States for engaging Cuba, despite the new restrictions announced by President Donald Trump. Jamaica Opens Process for Workers Abroad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14543&SEO=jamaica-opens-process-for-workers-abroad 21 de junio de 2017, 13:05Kingston, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican Ministry for Labour and Social Security will carry out processes for lease (or contract) to participate in the Overseas Employment Program from June 26 to July 17, according to Jamaican newspaper The Observer. Asteroid Collision With Earth Inevitable, Warn Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14542&SEO=asteroid-collision-with-earth-inevitable-warn-scientists London, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An asteroid strike on the Earth is just a matter of time and such events could destroy major cities, experts warn. Silvio Rodriguez to Offer Concert in Old Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14541&SEO=silvio-rodriguez-to-offer-concert-in-old-havana Havana, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban renowned trobadour and songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will offer a concert in the Church of San Francisco de Asis, Old Havana, being this the 84th concert as part of his tour ''Gira por Los Barrios'' (Tour by the Neighborhoods), scheduled for June 30, said local websites in this capital Wednesday. UK-Glastonbury Fest The Most Legendery Rock Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14540&SEO=uk-glastonbury-fest-the-most-legendery-rock-music-festival London,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Glastonbury Fest starts today with a show that includes Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Major Lazer, Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry. Lt. Governor of Minnesota, US, Promotes Trade Relations in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14539&SEO=lt.-governor-of-minnesota-us-promotes-trade-relations-in-cuba San Jose, Cuba, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Tina Smith, accompanied by a large delegation, visited the western Cuban province of Mayabeque, mainly agricultural, to promote business and trade relations, local radio reported. Research Confirms Deep Sea Electric Current, Origin of Life in Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14538&SEO=research-confirms-deep-sea-electric-current-origin-of-life-in-earth Tokyo,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) A team of scientists from Japanese research institutes has confirmed low electric current around deep-sea hydrothermal vents, suggesting a possibility that such a current played a key role in the formation of life on Earth from organic matter in the ocean. Victoria Azarenka Saves Three Match Points to Beat Risa Ozaki http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14537&SEO=victoria-azarenka-saves-three-match-points-to-beat-risa-ozaki Palma de Mallorca, Spain,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Azarenka, who gave birth to her first child, Leo, in December last year, entered the grass-court tournament in Spain as a wildcard. China's Top Advisory Body Receives Cuban Parliamentary Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14536&SEO=chinas-top-advisory-body-receives-cuban-parliamentary-leader Beijing, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese People''s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) President, Yu Zhengzheng, and Cuban People''s Power National Assembly (ANPP) President, Esteban Lazo, on an official visit here today, reaffirmed the reciprocal support between the two nations. Chinese Premier to Attend Summer Davos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14535&SEO=chinese-premier-to-attend-summer-davos Beijing,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Premier Li Keqiang will attend the opening ceremony of the 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, also known as Summer Davos, from June 26-28 in China''s northeastern coastal city Dalian, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced today. FIFA Opens Case Against Juventus Over Paul Pogba Transfer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14534&SEO=fifa-opens-case-against-juventus-over-paul-pogba-transfer Laussanne,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) FIFA says it has opened a disciplinary case against Juventus after investigating the Italian champion''s world-record sale of Paul Pogba to Manchester United. FMs from South Korea and Japan Address Historic Debt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14533&SEO=fms-from-south-korea-and-japan-address-historic-debt 21 de junio de 2017, 11:44Seoul, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha approached today with her Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, the controversial historical dispute between sex slaves (''comfort women'') and the nuclear crisis in the Korean peninsula. Alexander Zverev Keeps Up Top Form In Halle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14532&SEO=alexander-zverev-keeps-up-top-form-in-halle Halle,Germany,Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) French Richard Gasquet and Spanish Roberto Bautista won their respective games today against Bernar Tomic and local Dustin Brown so they advance to quarter finals in Halle ,Germany. Record 141 Million People in Need of Humanitarian Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14530&SEO=record-141-million-people-in-need-of-humanitarian-aid United Nations, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) An unprecedented 141 million people in 37 countries need help to survive, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned today. Forest Wild Fire in Portugal Was Started With Criminal Intentions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14529&SEO=forest-wild-fire-in-portugal-was-started-with-criminal-intentions Lisbon, 21 June (Prensa Latina) The head of the Portuguese Fire Department, Jaime Marta Soares, said at a press conference that the fire that left at least 64 dead and 179 wounded could have a criminal origin. UNESCO Underlines Importance of Education to Eradicate Poverty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14528&SEO=unesco-underlines-importance-of-education-to-eradicate-poverty Paris, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Global poverty could be reduced by half if all adults had the possibility of completing secondary education, according to the results of an investigation released today by UNESCO. Iran Supports Iraq's Antiterrorist Struggle, Palestinian Resistance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14527&SEO=iran-supports-iraqs-antiterrorist-struggle-palestinian-resistance Tehran, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Wednesday guaranteed its support for the struggle against the Islamic State (ISIS), but underlined that the fight against terrorism cannot relegate the resistance against Israel''s Zionism and the liberation of Jerusalem. Number of Missing People in Mexico Rises for Government Omission http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14526&SEO=number-of-missing-people-in-mexico-rises-for-government-omission Mexico, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The increased number of missing people, from 3,000 in 2011 to 30,000 today, in Mexico is due to omissions by the State, Ariel Dulitzky, former rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances said. PT of Brazil Ratifies Unrestricted Defense of Cuba's Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14525&SEO=pt-of-brazil-ratifies-unrestricted-defense-of-cubas-sovereignty Brasilia, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Workers' Party (PT) ratified today its unrestricted defense of Cuba''s sovereignty and non-interference by the US government in internal affairs in that Caribbean country. Evo Morales Calls for Unity in the Andean New Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14523&SEO=evo-morales-calls-for-unity-in-the-andean-new-year La Paz, June 21 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales called for unity to confront international aggressions that claim to dominate Bolivia while receiving today the Andean Amazon New Year 5525 in his hometown of Orinoca. Putin considers Brazil Important Trading Partner of Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14522&SEO=putin-considers-brazil-important-trading-partner-of-russia Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin described Brazil today as an important trading partner of Russia when meeting at the Kremlin with his South American peer, Michel Temer, who is here on an official visit. Russia Warns over NATO Fighter Approaching Minister Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14521&SEO=russia-warns-over-nato-fighter-approaching-minister-plane Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) A Russian SU-27 fighter plane reportedly chased away a NATO F-16 fighter jet that tried to approach Russia''s Defense Minister''s plane over neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. Pakistan Calls for Dialogue with India, but Sees no Close Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14517&SEO=pakistan-calls-for-dialogue-with-india-but-sees-no-close-agreement New Delhi, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan''s High Commissioner in India (ambassador) Abdul Basit today defended the dialogue between the two countries to end their differences, but he considered it to be a remote possibility at present. Indian Army Killed Two Militiamen in Jammu and Kashmir http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14516&SEO=indian-army-killed-two-militiamen-in-jammu-and-kashmir New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) Indian security forces shot dead two militiamen during a clash in Jammu and Kashmir, the violence epicenter of several separatist armed groups. Indian Space Agency, NASA build Reconnaissance Satellite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14515&SEO=indian-space-agency-nasa-build-reconnaissance-satellite New Delhi, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The India''s Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (NASA) started building components to jointly make a Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) dedicated to monitoring the Earth. Over 20 Countries Will Attend Cuban Environment Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14513&SEO=over-20-countries-will-attend-cuban-environment-convention 21 de junio de 2017, 00:22Havana, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Some 1,000 specialists from 23 countries will attend the 11th International Convention on Environment and Development, which will run from July 1st to 7th, said organizers today. Venezuela Submits in OAS Resolution on Missing People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14508&SEO=venezuela-submits-in-oas-resolution-on-missing-people 20 de junio de 2017, 17:08Mexico, June 20 (Prensa Latina) A resolution calling for truth and justice to the 43 students from Ayotzinapa and thousands of disappeared people in Mexico was submitted today by Venezuela at the 47th OAS General Assembly in Cancun. Canadian Mayors Meets in Montreal to Fight Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14505&SEO=canadian-mayors-meets-in-montreal-to-fight-climate-change 20 de junio de 2017, 15:49Ottawa, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Montreal Mayor, Denis Coderre, has confirmed on Tuesday the willingness of government officials -nearly 100 cities- to fight climate change despite the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Iran Exports More than a Thousand Tonnes of Food Daily to Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14504&SEO=iran-exports-more-than-a-thousand-tonnes-of-food-daily-to-qatar 20 de junio de 2017, 15:34Tehran, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran exports more than 1,100 tonnes of food daily to Qatar since the outbreak of the crisis in that Arab country with three of its partners of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), was reported today. Venezuelan Mothers and Women Cry Out for Peace and Reject Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14503&SEO=venezuelan-mothers-and-women-cry-out-for-peace-and-reject-violence 20 de junio de 2017, 15:29Caracas, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Blanca Eekhout, has said today that ''we do not want war. We do not want death. We do want peace and demand justice through a march of mothers in this capital . Venezuela Highlights Caribbean countries solidarity at OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14502&SEO=venezuela-highlights-caribbean-countries-solidarity-at-oas 20 de junio de 2017, 15:06Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Samuel Moncada, thanked the Caribbean countries solidarity that hold back the interventionist intentions in that regional entity, against that South American nation. Cuban FM Meets with Slovak Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14500&SEO=cuban-fm-meets-with-slovak-prime-minister Bratislava, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has welcomed on Tuesday Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, who paid an official visit to this European nation. Bahrain to Revoke Passports of Nationals Who Visit Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14499&SEO=bahrain-to-revoke-passports-of-nationals-who-visit-qatar Manama,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Bahrain''s Interior Ministry has issued an order according to which the passport of any Bahraini citizen who travels to Qatar, resides there, or even crosses Qatari soil en route to other countries, would be revoked. FMLN Rejects Trump Interference Policy Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14498&SEO=fmln-rejects-trump-interference-policy-against-cuba San Salvador, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Martí for National Liberation Front (FMLN) ratified today its solidarity with Cuba and rejected the intervention measures recently announced by US President Donald Trump. BRICS FMs Discussed Top World Issues in Beijing Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14497&SEO=brics-fms-discussed-top-world-issues-in-beijing-meeting Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and fight the scourge of terrorism were high on the agenda when BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing, in preparation for the group''s 2017 summit to be held in Xiamen later this year. More Than 57,000 People Affected By Rain in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14495&SEO=more-than-57000-people-affected-by-rain-in-guatemala Guatemala, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) More than 57,000 people have been affected to this day by torrential downpours in recent days, associated, by experts, with the incidence of a low pressure system in Guatemala. Evo Morales Fights for Reciprocity Principles With Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14494&SEO=evo-morales-fights-for-reciprocity-principles-with-chile La Paz, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales today urged the Chilean government to comply with the principles of reciprocity and bilateralism during the abbreviated trial that the nine Bolivians detained in the neighboring country are attending on Tuesday. Canada New Coin Glows in the Dark http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14493&SEO=canada-new-coin-glows-in-the-dark Ottawa, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Canada''s new glow-in-the-dark, two-dollar coin sure does glitter. Rodriguez Zapatero Worried About Trump's Announcements on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14492&SEO=rodriguez-zapatero-worried-about-trumps-announcements-on-cuba La Paz, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Former president of the Spanish government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has described as very disturbing the latest announcements made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, regarding Cuba. Cuba Hosts First International Junior High School Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14490&SEO=cuba-hosts-first-international-junior-high-school-workshop Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ‘For an inclusive school'' was opened today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of about 200 delegates. European Parliament Commission Ratifies Agreement Cuba-EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14491&SEO=european-parliament-commission-ratifies-agreement-cuba-eu Brussels,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The Commission of Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament approved today the Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation for the normalization of relations between the European Union (EU) and Cuba, signed at the end of 2016. Cristiano Ronaldo Due in Court on July 31 For Tax Evasion Case http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14489&SEO=cristiano-ronaldo-due-in-court-on-july-31-for-tax-evasion-case Madrid,Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been called to appear in a Spanish court on July 31 to testify in a case in which he is accused of evading taxes, according to The Confidential newspaper. South African Airways Assures Will Pay Debt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14488&SEO=south-african-airways-assures-will-pay-debt Pretoria, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) South African Airways (SAA) said Tuesday it is optimistic it will be able to meet its debt obligations amounting to 688,446,321 USD by the end of June, SA News reported. China Seeks Positive Results in Security Talks with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14487&SEO=china-seeks-positive-results-in-security-talks-with-usa Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese foreign ministry stated today that this country will work with US for positive results during the first diplomatic and security dialogue. Panama-Varela Suggests Trump to Make Progress in Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14484&SEO=panama-varela-suggests-trump-to-make-progress-in-relations-with-cuba Panama, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Carlos Varela stated to his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, the opportunity to make progress on what has been achieved in the bilateral ties with Cuba. Egyptian Forces Halt Terrorist Attack in Sinai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14483&SEO=egyptian-forces-halt-terrorist-attack-in-sinai Cairo, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Police forces in the eastern city of El-Arish, the capital of the Egyptian province of Sinai, repelled in the last hours a ''big'' attack by Islamic armed extremists. OAS Assembly Without Consensus on Proposal Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14482&SEO=oas-assembly-without-consensus-on-proposal-against-venezuela Mexico, June 20 (Prensa Latina) The 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States begins today its plenary sessions, in an environment marked by the lack of consensus on two proposals on Venezuela. Indian Presidential Election Seems to Be Decided http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14480&SEO=indian-presidential-election-seems-to-be-decided New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) The presidential candidate of the Indian National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Ram Nath Kovind, seems to be headed for an easy victory in the elections scheduled for next month. People's Conference Brings World Politicians Together in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14481&SEO=peoples-conference-brings-world-politicians-together-in-bolivia Tiquipaya, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Conference of Peoples gathered together today politicians and representatives of social movements from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, in the Bolivian city of Tiquipaya. Syrian Army Moves Forward Despite Terrorist Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14478&SEO=syrian-army-moves-forward-despite-terrorist-opposition Damascus, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and Allied militias move forward in Raqqa province in front of terrorist groups and the recent bombing of the coalition led by the United States, military sources reported today. Venezuela National Guard Attacked With Grenades http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14477&SEO=venezuela-national-guard-attacked-with-grenades Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) An officers and two civilians were injured as a result of the explosion of a fragmentary grenade launched against the command headquarters of the Government National Guard of Venezuela (GNB) located on the Caracas-La Guaira highway. Trump to Meet Ukrainian President at White House http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14476&SEO=trump-to-meet-ukrainian-president-at-white-house Washington, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump will meet today with his Ukrainian peer, Piotr Poroshenko, at the White House, in a meeting that was included at the last minute to the host president''s agenda. BRICS Group asks for Macroeconomic Policy Coordination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14475&SEO=brics-group-asks-for-macroeconomic-policy-coordination Beijing, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The ministers of Finance and governors of the Central Banks of the Brics Group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Afrioa) boost today the coordination of their macroeconomic policies, assured Chinese minister of Finance, Xiao Jie. Cuba Defends in the UN Right of Puerto Rico to Self-determination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14472&SEO=cuba-defends-in-the-un-right-of-puerto-rico-to-self-determination United Nations, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ana Silvia Rodríguez, reiterated her country''s support for the end of the colonial status of Puerto Rico, a Caribbean nation subject to five centuries of foreign domination. Iran Condemns Hostile Policy of Donald Trump against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14471&SEO=iran-condemns-hostile-policy-of-donald-trump-against-cuba Tehran, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran condemned today the new sanctions of Donald Trump''s administration against Cuba after announcing a reversal of the political approach initiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Indian Police Reinforce Security against Threat of Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14470&SEO=indian-police-reinforce-security-against-threat-of-attacks New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Indian police are on alert today after receiving a warning about a possible terrorist attack in crowded public spaces such as temples, shopping malls, hotels, markets, and train or bus stations. Another Indian Killed in IS Ranks in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14468&SEO=another-indian-killed-in-is-ranks-in-afghanistan New Delhi, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Shajeer Mangalasseri Abdulla, an Indian recruiter from the Islamic State (IS), was killed in an attack in Afghanistan while fighting for the terrorist organization, today confirmed the Times of India. India Seeks to Strengthen Military Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14469&SEO=india-seeks-to-strengthen-military-cooperation-with-russia 20 de junio de 2017, 08:22New Delhi, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Indian Defense Minister Arun Jitley traveled to Russia on a four-day visit to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries. Cuban Group Havana D' Primera to Offer Concert in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14460&SEO=cuban-group-havana-d-primera-to-offer-concert-in-peru Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) After several presentations in the United States, Cuban musical ensemble Havana D'' Primera will offer a concert in Peru on June 28, as confirmed by the members of the band themselves by writing on their respective profiles in the social networks. Havana to Host 18th Arte en La Habana Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14459&SEO=havana-to-host-18th-arte-en-la-habana-fair Havana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the Arte en La Rampa Cuban Culture Fair will open its doors in Havana on June 30, with many varieties and proposals, until September 3, its organizers reported here Monday. Jamaican Former PM Says OAS Chief Almagro Should be Fired http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14458&SEO=jamaican-former-pm-says-oas-chief-almagro-should-be-fired Kingston, June 19 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, should be fired, according to the Jamaican former Prime Minister, Bruce Golding. Rejection in Venezuela of OAS Servility to US Interests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14457&SEO=rejection-in-venezuela-of-oas-servility-to-us-interests Caracas, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Diosdado Cabello asserted today that the curretn meeting in Mexico shows the servility of the Organization of American States (OAS) to imperialist interests. USA Intends to Re-establish Military Communication with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14456&SEO=usa-intends-to-re-establish-military-communication-with-russia Washington, June 19 (Prensa Latina) The United States will intend to re-establish military communication with Russia to avoid clashes in Syria, according to Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Cuba Participates in 2017 World Expo in Kazahstan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14455&SEO=cuba-participates-in-2017-world-expo-in-kazahstan Astana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s participation in the Forum on Renewable Energy, in this city, where Cuba exposed its experience on sustainable growth, is a recognition to its work in the field of energy efficiency, stated today here Dr. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart. DPRK Condemns New Launching Systems for THAAD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14453&SEO=dprk-condemns-new-launching-systems-for-thaad Pyongyang, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced Monday the presence of new launching systems for long-reach missile THAAD, illegally introduced into national territory of South Korea. US Policy against Cuba will Fail, Says Ralph Gonsalves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14452&SEO=us-policy-against-cuba-will-fail-says-ralph-gonsalves Havana, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves said today that the policy of the United States against Cuba has failed for more than 50 years and will continue to fail again. Caribbean Islands Closely Watching Tropical Storm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14451&SEO=caribbean-islands-closely-watching-tropical-storm Bridgetown, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Barbados and other Caribbean islands are closely watching a tropical depression that might evolve into a Tropical Storm, the local media reported. Cuban FM Says Donald Trump's Anti-Cuba Policy is Unsustainable http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14450&SEO=cuban-fm-says-donald-trumps-anti-cuba-policy-is-unsustainable Vienna, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has said on Monday that US President Donald Trump´s policy that is aimed at hardening US blockade against Cuba is absolutely unsustainable over the time. Cuba in Favor of Continued Dialogue with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14449&SEO=cuba-in-favor-of-continued-dialogue-with-usa Havana, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains its willingness to hold talks with the United States on the basis of respect, reciprocity and without giving up its principles or making concessions inherent to its sovereignty and independence, the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stated . Mining Entrepreneurs in Legal Battle Against S.A. Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14448&SEO=mining-entrepreneurs-in-legal-battle-against-s.a.-government Pretoria, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African government gets ready for a judicial battle against powerful Mining Chamber of South Africa, which rejects the recently published Mining Chart of 2017, that among other purposes, wants to increase the number of black owners in the sector of mining. Syria, Cuba Ratify Interest in Parliamentary Exchanges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14447&SEO=syria-cuba-ratify-interest-in-parliamentary-exchanges Damascus, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Ayman Malandi, President of the Syrian parliamentary friendship group with Cuba, reaffirmed today the interest in exchanges between the two countries during a meeting with the island''s ambassador, Rogerio Santana. Chief Peace Negotiator for ELN Repudiates Attack in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14446&SEO=chief-peace-negotiator-for-eln-repudiates-attack-in-colombia Quito, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The guerrilla chief of the National Liberation Army (ELN), Pablo Beltrán, who heads peace talks with the Colombian government, reiterated today his condemnation of the recent attack in Bogotá. Long Before the Internet, Cats Charmed Stone Age Humans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14444&SEO=long-before-the-internet-cats-charmed-stone-age-humans London,Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Long before they conquered ancient Egypt, cats seduced Stone Age farmers who launched the worldwide feline takeover of human homes and hearts, a DNA study showed today. Lower Income South Africans Benefited by New Social Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14443&SEO=lower-income-south-africans-benefited-by-new-social-program Pretoria, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Lower income South Africans can now benefit from the Social Housing Program after the Jacob Zuma Government made adjustment to the plan to accommodate them. Cuban Cyclist Marlies Mejias Wins 2nd in USA North Star Grand Prix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14441&SEO=cuban-cyclist-marlies-mejias-wins-2nd-in-usa-north-star-grand-prix Minneapolis, US, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cylist Marlies Mejias, competing for professional club Shimano Ladies Power Team, won the 5th stage, and with that, the second place in the general classification list of the North Star Grand Prix in Minneapolis, US. Exports of Bolivian Quinoa Generates Millions in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14440&SEO=exports-of-bolivian-quinoa-generates-millions-in-profits La Paz, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Exports of Bolivian Quinoa have reported today revenues higher to $16 million USD, profits generated between January and March this year by selling 6,672 tons of the cereal. Cuba Defends Right to Grant Asylum to U.S. Civil Rights Fighters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14439&SEO=cuba-defends-right-to-grant-asylum-to-u.s.-civil-rights-fighters Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today defended his country''s right to grant political asylum to U.S. civil rights fighters, and made it clear that those people will not be returned to the United States. Cuba Underlines Understanding and Firmness in Ties with China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14438&SEO=cuba-underlines-understanding-and-firmness-in-ties-with-china Beijing, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) High-level representatives of the Cuban parliament and the Communist Party have praised here today the sustained understanding and firmness in the ties with the Chinese people and government. Baracoa, Attractive Scenery for Cuban Adventure Travel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14437&SEO=baracoa-attractive-scenery-for-cuban-adventure-travel Baracoa, Cuba, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The eastern Cuban city of Baracoa draws today the attention of travelers who come to this island with the intention of spending holidays related to nature and adventure. Ebola Vaccine Developed in Canada Shows Promising Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14436&SEO=ebola-vaccine-developed-in-canada-shows-promising-results Ottawa, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) A phase 1 randomized controlled trial has found an Ebola virus disease (EVD) vaccine, developed in Canada, was well-tolerated with no safety concerns, and high antibodies were present in participants 6 months after immunization. Cuba Highlights Strong Rejection to Trump's Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14435&SEO=cuba-highlights-strong-rejection-to-trumps-policy Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday highlighted the strong rejection of the policy announced recently by U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the Caribbean island. Chinese President Predicts a Golden Decade for BRICS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14434&SEO=chinese-president-predicts-a-golden-decade-for-brics Beijing, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping said today that cooperation between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries will be more productive and will mark the begining of a new golden decade. Cuba Repeats Willingness to Continue Respectful Dialogue with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14433&SEO=cuba-repeats-willingness-to-continue-respectful-dialogue-with-u.s. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains its willingness to continue a respectful dialogue and cooperation in matters of common interest with the United States, and to negotiate pending bilateral issues, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez stressed here on Monday. Colombians Reject Attack at the Andino Mall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14432&SEO=colombians-reject-attack-at-the-andino-mall Bogota, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of citizens held a sit-in in front of the Andino shopping mall in Bogota to reject an attack that took place there on Saturday, killing three women and injuring nine persons. Russia: Trump's Rhetoric on Cuba Withdraws to Cold War Era http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14431&SEO=russia-trumps-rhetoric-on-cuba-withdraws-to-cold-war-era Moscow, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The new policy on Cuba announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, takes us back to the forgotten rhetoric ''Cold War'' style, denounced today the Russian foreign ministry in an official communique. Puerto Ricans Attend UN with New Political Scene http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14430&SEO=puerto-ricans-attend-un-with-new-political-scene San Juan, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Ricans are attending today the United Nations Committee on Decolonization in New York, in a bankruptcy scenario and the U.S. imposition of a fiscal control board. Cuba Denounces Systematic Human Rights Violations in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14428&SEO=cuba-denounces-systematic-human-rights-violations-in-u.s. Vienna, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Monday denounced systematic human rights violations in the United States. Cuba Attends Milano Latin Festival 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14424&SEO=cuba-attends-milano-latin-festival-2017 Milan, Italy, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) All artistic manifestations flourish in Italy in summertime and with them the spaces where thousands of people come every day as happens today with the Milano Latin Festival. Colombia: Disarmament of the Largest Guerrillas Is a Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14423&SEO=colombia-disarmament-of-the-largest-guerrillas-is-a-reality Bogota, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) With the second act to hand over the weapons by the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces-People''s Army (FARC-EP), a decisive era to conclude the peace process implemented in the country for several months has begun. Iran Brands as Crushing and Successful Attack on IS in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14422&SEO=iran-brands-as-crushing-and-successful-attack-on-is-in-syria Tehran, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Iran described today the missile attack against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zour as crushing and successful, destroying command centers and weapons depots. Iran Warns ISIS with Powerful Strikes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14421&SEO=iran-warns-isis-with-powerful-strikes Teheran, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) After striking ISIS positions earlier this month in retaliation for Tehran twin attacks, Iran has warned the terrorist organization it will launch powerful blows against its militants. Russia Suspends Memorandum of Cooperation with US in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14419&SEO=russia-suspends-memorandum-of-cooperation-with-us-in-syria Moscow, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense (MINDEF) has suspended as of today the memorandum of cooperation with the United States to avoid air incidents in Syria and warned of the monitoring of international coalition apparatus. China and Cuba Review Ties in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14417&SEO=china-and-cuba-review-ties-in-biotechnology By Damy Vales Nicaragua Reiterates Brotherhood with Cuba Again US Aggressive Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14412&SEO=nicaragua-reiterates-brotherhood-with-cuba-again-us-aggressive-policy Managua, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua today rejected the decision of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to reverse the process of normalization of relations with Cuba begun by his predecessor, Barack Obama. 2017 BRICS Games Kicks Off in Guangzhou,China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14411&SEO=2017-brics-games-kicks-off-in-guangzhouchina Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The curtain was raised on the first ever BRICS Games at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center on Saturday evening. Burkina Faso Court of Justice Suspends Trial of Former President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14410&SEO=burkina-faso-court-of-justice-suspends-trial-of-former-president Ouagadougou,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina)The High Court of Justice of Burkina Faso has suspended its trial of thirty four ex-ministers of former President Blaise Compaore's government, pending the correction of its prosecution texts. Cuba: 13th International Ernest Hemingway Colloquium Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14409&SEO=cuba-13th-international-ernest-hemingway-colloquium-ends Havana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Ernest Hemingway International Conference or Colloquium, devoted to reviewing the life and work of the US Nobel Prize for literature, culminates today here with a review of your correspondence in charge of American Professor Sandra Spanier. Zinedine Zidane Tries to Convince Cristiano Ronaldo to Stay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14408&SEO=zinedine-zidane-tries-to-convince-cristiano-ronaldo-to-stay Madrid, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club, Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Sunday. China Court Sentences 7 Over Falsifying Air Quality Data http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14407&SEO=china-court-sentences-7-over-falsifying-air-quality-data Beijing, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese court sentenced seven people, including the heads of two environmental protection branches, to imprisonments of over one year for falsifying air quality monitoring data. Solidarity With Cuba in Italy and Against Intensification of Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14406&SEO=solidarity-with-cuba-in-italy-and-against-intensification-of-blockade Rome, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Friendship with Cuba in Italy (Anaic) today reasserted here its solidarity with the government and people of the island to the resurgence of the aggressiveness of the U.S. government. Paolo Maldini Qualifies for Professional Tennis Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14405&SEO=paolo-maldini-qualifies-for-professional-tennis-tournament Rome, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Paolo Maldini has qualified for a professional tennis tournament in Italy after coming through a qualifying competition with his doubles partner Stefano Landonio. US Intensifies Support to Armed Groups in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14404&SEO=us-intensifies-support-to-armed-groups-in-syria Damascus, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The United States intensifies military and operational support to armed groups of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units of Syria and other opposition groups, press media denounced in the Syrian capital Sunday. More Than 168 Million Children Are Victims of Child Labor, ILO Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14403&SEO=more-than-168-million-children-are-victims-of-child-labor-ilo-says La Habana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Child labor continues to be claimed by 168 million victims worldwide, 85 million of which are doing dangerous work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) warns today. Russian Warplanes Kill 2 Top ISIS Commanders: Defense Ministry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14402&SEO=russian-warplanes-kill-2-top-isis-commanders-defense-ministry 18 de junio de 2017, 09:44Moscow,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Air forces eliminated two top Islamic State (ISIS) field commanders and some 180 terrorists during airstrikes in Syria in early June, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. Cuban Parliamentary Delegation Concludes Visit to Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14401&SEO=cuban-parliamentary-delegation-concludes-visit-to-vietnam Hanoi, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Esteban Lazo, president of Cuba''s National Assembly (Parliament) concluded, together with the delegation he presides, an official visit to Vietnam, which maximum authorities asseted to him their will to keep strengthening the relations of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba. Marcel Keizer Named New Ajax Manager on Two-year Deal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14400&SEO=marcel-keizer-named-new-ajax-manager-on-two-year-deal Amsterdam,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Ajax have appointed Marcel Keizer as their new head coach on a two-year deal with the option of a third season. At Least 59 Killed in Forest Fire in Portugal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14399&SEO=at-least-59-killed-in-forest-fire-in-portugal Lisbon, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) A huge forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 59 people, the government said today, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever forest blaze in the Atlantic coastal country, used to the woods burning almost every summer. Roadside Explosion in Cairo Kills Egyptian Policeman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14398&SEO=roadside-explosion-in-cairo-kills-egyptian-policeman Cairo,Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) An Egyptian policeman was killed and four wounded by a roadside explosive near the Cairo suburb of Maadi on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Cuba: Third Edition of AM-PM America por Su Musica Ends http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14397&SEO=cuba-third-edition-of-am-pm-america-por-su-musica-ends Havana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) After a week of debates, exchanges and a variety of shows, the 3rd edition of the AM-PM America por Su Musica (America For Its Music) for the promotion of the regional musical sounds from Cuba, concluded today. Organizations from All the World to Peoples Summit in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14393&SEO=organizations-from-all-the-world-to-peoples-summit-in-bolivia La Paz, June 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of organizations and social movements from five continents will participate in the People''s Conference, from Tuesday to Wednesday in the Bolivian municipality of Tiquipaya, Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni said here. Deaths from Fire in London Tower Could Rise to 58 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14388&SEO=deaths-from-fire-in-london-tower-could-rise-to-58 London, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the fire at the Grenfell Tower in London could reach as high as 58, according to the London Metropolitan Police (Met). Spain Urged to Defend Cuba's Sovereignty in View of US Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14387&SEO=spain-urged-to-defend-cubas-sovereignty-in-view-of-us-policy Madrid, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Spain (PCE) asked today the Government of Mariano Rajoy to denounce before the international institutions the willingness of President of the United States Donald Trump to resume interfering and offensive policies against Cuba. Moving Tribute to Che, Masetti and Prensa Latina in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14385&SEO=moving-tribute-to-che-masetti-and-prensa-latina-in-argentina Buenos Aires, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The legacy of Ernesto Che Guevara and Jorge Ricardo Masetti, the two great Argentinians that created 58 years ago the news agency Agencia Informativa Latinoamericana Prensa Latina, was praised here today in a moving activity. France on the Eve of Decisive Legislative Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14381&SEO=france-on-the-eve-of-decisive-legislative-elections Paris, April 17 (Prensa Latina) France is living today the day of reflection before the second round of legislative elections, aimed at defining the members of the 577-seat National Assembly. Cuba Rejects Trump's Hostile Policy; Insists on Civilized Coexistence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14375&SEO=cuba-rejects-trumps-hostile-policy-insists-on-civilized-coexistence Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has rejected U.S. President Donald Trump''s hard line decision of hardening the blockade by reverting crucial measures taken by the previous administration of Barack Obama to engage with the island. Warning on Climatic Catastrophe in the Amazon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14373&SEO=warning-on-climatic-catastrophe-in-the-amazon London, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Brazil, Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States predicted the start of a climatic catastrophe in the Amazon region, in a report published by specialized magazine Nature Friday. India Tops the List of Main Remittances Recipients in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14372&SEO=india-tops-the-list-of-main-remittances-recipients-in-2016 New Delhi, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) With 62.7 billion dollars India is at the top of the list of countries who received with more remittances last years, noted a report spread in this capital. Cuba Prepares for Aesthetic and Health Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14371&SEO=cuba-prepares-for-aesthetic-and-health-congress Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Preparations for the 2nd International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine are making good progresses, the organizing committee of the meeting to be held here on July 21st and 22nd announced today. The Risk of Exercising Journalism in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14370&SEO=the-risk-of-exercising-journalism-in-guatemala Por Isabel Soto MayedoGuatemala (Prensa Latina) Since June 2016, 11 journalists have been murdered in nine departments in Guatemala, where the general context of insecurity tends to increase, according to the Center of Informative Reports on Guatemala (Cerigua). U.S. Lawmakers will Try to Mitigate Damage from Cuba Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14369&SEO=u.s.-lawmakers-will-try-to-mitigate-damage-from-cuba-policy 16 de junio de 2017, 17:50Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Working Group (CWG) in the U.S. Congress said on Friday that in the next few days, it will get deeply involved with federal agencies to mitigate the harmful consequences of the new policy on the Caribbean island. Trump's Cuba Policy to Affect U.S. Travelers and Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14368&SEO=trumps-cuba-policy-to-affect-u.s.-travelers-and-companies 16 de junio de 2017, 16:36Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Engage Cuba coalition noted today that the changes announced by President Donald Trump regarding his Cuba policy will affect U.S. citizens interested in traveling to the neighboring island. Trump will Cancel Obama's Agreement on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14367&SEO=trump-will-cancel-obamas-agreement-on-cuba 16 de junio de 2017, 16:15Miami, U.S., Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was canceling the last administration''s completely one-sided deal with Cuba, despite the opposition of an overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens who support the continuation of the rapprochement between the two countries. Drug Use in USA Also Damages Central American Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14365&SEO=drug-use-in-usa-also-damages-central-american-countries 16 de junio de 2017, 16:00Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) U.S. National Security Secretary John Kelly admitted Friday during a high-level meeting on Central American nations in Miami, Florida, that drug use in his country causes violence in the south. Public Health Main Exchange Sector for Cuba and Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14364&SEO=public-health-main-exchange-sector-for-cuba-and-mexico 16 de junio de 2017, 15:36Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Public Health Minister, Dr. José Narro, today stressed that health is a fundamental sector for his country''s relations with Cuba. Cristina to Preside Over Launching of Citizens United Front http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14363&SEO=cristina-to-preside-over-launching-of-citizens-united-front 16 de junio de 2017, 15:34Buenos Aires, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) While the tabs of different alliances and groups are moving for the legislative elections, Argentina''s former president Cristina Fernández will officially launch next Tuesday the Citizen United Front, made up of five parties. Meeting in Mexico Supports Maduro and Denounces OAS Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14361&SEO=meeting-in-mexico-supports-maduro-and-denounces-oas-interference 16 de junio de 2017, 15:05By Orlando Oramas Leon Building Fire Kills 30 in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14359&SEO=building-fire-kills-30-in-london 16 de junio de 2017, 14:59London, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Metropolitan Police in London (Met) reported that at least 30 people died during the recent Grenfell Tower fire, assured commander Stuart Cundy during a media briefing. Mozambican President Expresses Willingness to Strengthen Ties with Cu http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14358&SEO=mozambican-president-expresses-willingness-to-strengthen-ties-with-cu 16 de junio de 2017, 14:57Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi express today his country''s willingness to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation with Cuba, a relation that began in August of 1975. Tribute Paid to Septeto Santiaguero in Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14357&SEO=tribute-paid-to-septeto-santiaguero-in-santiago-de-cuba 16 de junio de 2017, 14:53Por Tomas ArmenteroBy Marta Cabrales Asian Bank Ratifies Support for Combating Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14356&SEO=asian-bank-ratifies-support-for-combating-climate-change Seoul, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) ratified today its support for projects that contribute to the fight against climate change and reaffirmed its strategy for financing sustainable energy. Experts Evaluate Energy Use of Biomass in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14355&SEO=experts-evaluate-energy-use-of-biomass-in-cuba Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The use of biomass in Cuba for energy purposes was the subject of an extensive exchange of views among academics, researchers and producers, participants here at an International Agroforestry Convention. Merkel Condemns US Extraterritorial Sanctions against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14354&SEO=merkel-condemns-us-extraterritorial-sanctions-against-russia Berlin, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned today the extraterritoriality of new US sanctions against Russia, which affect European interests, according to EU leaders. Power Plant in Syrian City of Daraa Out of Service http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14353&SEO=power-plant-in-syrian-city-of-daraa-out-of-service Damascus, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Al Naimah power station, which supplies the city of Daraa, was reportedly shut down after suffering a terrorist attack. Cuba Recognizes Support of Ecuador Parliamentary Friendship Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14352&SEO=cuba-recognizes-support-of-ecuador-parliamentary-friendship-group Quito, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in Ecuador recognized today the support offered by Memebers of Parliaments and especially the members of the Cuba-Ecuador Parliamentary Friendship Group. China, Brazil Prepare for Next BRICS Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14350&SEO=china-brazil-prepare-for-next-brics-summit Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira agreed to work on preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Venezuela Highlights 58 Years of Prensa Latina Alternative Vision http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14348&SEO=venezuela-highlights-58-years-of-prensa-latina-alternative-vision Caracas, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan News Agency (AVN) highlighted the work of Prensa Latina (PL), which today celebrates its 58th anniversary as an alternative vision of the media siege imposed by information consortia. Mexican Navy's Huasteco Vessel Docks in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14347&SEO=mexican-navys-huasteco-vessel-docks-in-cuba Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The ARM Huasteco ship of the Mexican Navy docked today in the port of this capital as part of a 20-day cruise that will also take it to the Dominican Republic and Colombia. Djibouti On Alert as Eritrea Occupies Territory Abandoned by Qatar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14346&SEO=djibouti-on-alert-as-eritrea-occupies-territory-abandoned-by-qatar Djibuti,Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Djibouti accused neighbouring Eritrea on Friday of occupying a disputed territory along their border after Qatar withdrew its peacekeepers. Havana to Host Latin America International Folklore Lab http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14345&SEO=havana-to-host-latin-america-international-folklore-lab Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) From July 3 to 15, the Cuban capital will receive the International Laboratory of Folklor FolkCuba 2017, an initiative organized to promote the dances and the national customs, reported the organizers Friday. Observe Safety Protocols, Media Covering Marawi Conflict Urged http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14344&SEO=observe-safety-protocols-media-covering-marawi-conflict-urged Manila, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) today urged the media covering the Marawi conflict to follow safety precautions after an Australian journalist was injured by a sniper bullet. Cuba and Vietnam to Increase Common Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14341&SEO=cuba-and-vietnam-to-increase-common-ties Hanoi, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Topics of relations between Vietnam and Cuba with a view to strengthening it were reportedly discussed today at a meeting of the President of the National Assembly of People''s Power, Esteban Lazo, with authorities of Ho Chi Minh City. McDonalds Ends Olympics Sponsorship Three Years Earlier http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14339&SEO=mcdonalds-ends-olympics-sponsorship-three-years-earlier Laussanne, Switzerland,Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) McDonald''s has ended its longtime Olympic sponsorship, the International Olympic Committee announced today. Obama's Ex-Advisor Says Trump's Cuba Policy will Fail http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14340&SEO=obamas-ex-advisor-says-trumps-cuba-policy-will-fail Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The changes that U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to make in Washington''s Cuba policy will fail, according to Ben Rhodes, a former advisor of President Barack Obama (2009-2017). US Lawmakers Criticize Trump's Announcement Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14338&SEO=us-lawmakers-criticize-trumps-announcement-against-cuba Washington, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Several US lawmakers have already expressed their disagreement with President Donald Trump''s announcement today of a policy change to Cuba, which would include travel and trade restrictions. China Expects Positive Signs in the Korean Peninsula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14337&SEO=china-expects-positive-signs-in-the-korean-peninsula Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) China expects the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea to continue to show goodwill toward each other, the Foreign Ministry informed today. Venezuela: Possible Rupture Between Opposition Members and Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14336&SEO=venezuela-possible-rupture-between-opposition-members-and-leaders Caracas, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Earle Herrera revealed a probable rupture between Venezuelan opposition grassroot members and their leaders due to the terrorist acts promoted by the leaders of the right to destabilize the country. Cuban Vice President Meets Mexican Secretaries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14335&SEO=cuban-vice-president-meets-mexican-secretaries Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Ricardo Cabrisas, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Economy and Planning, has received the Secretaries of Economy and Health of Mexico, Ildefonso Guajardo and Jose Narro, respectively, it was officially reported today. S. African President Tells Youth to Embrace Education to Build Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14333&SEO=s.-african-president-tells-youth-to-embrace-education-to-build-future Pretoria, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma has called on the country''s youth to place education at the forefront of their lives so that they build their future. US Warships in Qatar for Naval Maneuvers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14332&SEO=us-warships-in-qatar-for-naval-maneuvers Doha, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) Two US warships are in Qatar now to conduct joint training with that Arab Emirate at the brink of a diplomatic and political crisis with its neighbors of the Persian Gulf and other Islamic States. Iraqi Troops Corner Islamic State in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14331&SEO=iraqi-troops-corner-islamic-state-in-mosul Baghdad, Jun16 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces plan today to complete the siege of the Islamic State (IS) in the Old City of Mosul, after reconquering the neighborhood of Bab Sinjar and stationing in the surroundings of Farouq district. Fidel Castro, Eternal as His Humanism, WPC President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14329&SEO=fidel-castro-eternal-as-his-humanism-wpc-president-says By Moises Perez Mok Prensa Latina: Always Committed to Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14328&SEO=prensa-latina-always-committed-to-truth Por Nayara Tardo*Havana (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big media monopolies published distorted news about Cuba and its revolutionary process, Prensa Latina spread the truth about the Caribbean island around the world. Trump to Reverse Measures to Approach Cuba Despite Great Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14325&SEO=trump-to-reverse-measures-to-approach-cuba-despite-great-opposition Washington, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump will announce today some changes to Cuba policy that contradict the wishes and interests of many sectors and the majority of U.S. citizens. Central Bank of Cuba Puts New Currency in Circulation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14324&SEO=central-bank-of-cuba-puts-new-currency-in-circulation Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Central Bank of Cuba announced today that it will gradually put into circulation a new metallic coin worth 5 Cuban pesos from July 3. Prensa Latina: 58 Years of Service to Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14318&SEO=prensa-latina-58-years-of-service-to-truth Havana, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big monopolies of communication issued an endless number of distorted news on Cuba and its revolutionary process, the Prensa Latina (PL) new agency promoted the truth to the world about the country. Warning on Climatic Catastrophe in the Amazon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14366&SEO=warning-on-climatic-catastrophe-in-the-amazon 16 de junio de 2017, 00:16London, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Brazil, Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States predicted the start of a climatic catastrophe in the Amazon region, in a report published by specialized magazine Nature Friday. Cuban Pole-Vaulter Wins Gold Medal at IAAF Diamond League in Oslo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14314&SEO=cuban-pole-vaulter-wins-gold-medal-at-iaaf-diamond-league-in-oslo Oslo, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pole-vault Yarisley Silva has won on Thursday the gold medal in the fifth stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League in this capital, after exceeding 4.81 meters. Training of Mexican Doctors in Cuba Praised http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14313&SEO=training-of-mexican-doctors-in-cuba-praised Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Minister of Health Jose Narro highlighted today the key training in Cuba of Mexican Doctors in Medicine, which will help improve the quality of health services in Mexico. Donald Trump Expected to Restrict Travel and Trade with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14312&SEO=donald-trump-expected-to-restrict-travel-and-trade-with-cuba Washington, June 15 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump''s announcement on the situation with Cuba will be focused possibly on tightening restrictions on travel and banning commercial transactions with Cuban state-owned companies, according to the Politico.com US political-journalism company. UN Creates New Anti-terrorist Office http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14310&SEO=un-creates-new-anti-terrorist-office United Nations, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The UN General Assembly adopted today a resolution creating a new Anti-Terrorism Office in the organization. Cuba and Mexico Sign Scientific-Technical Collaboration Accords http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14308&SEO=cuba-and-mexico-sign-scientific-technical-collaboration-accords Havana, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Mexico signed today two agreements and a memorandum of understanding in this capital to increase their scientific-technical collaboration. Electoral Commission Takes Up Duties for General Elections in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14306&SEO=electoral-commission-takes-up-duties-for-general-elections-in-cuba Havana, June 15 (Prensa Latina) The members of the National Electoral Commission have assumed office on Thursday in order to organize and run the general elections called by the Cuban State Council, as well as to validate the results. Russia Warns over USA Deploying Multiple Rocket Launchers in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14299&SEO=russia-warns-over-usa-deploying-multiple-rocket-launchers-in-syria Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States has redeployed multiple launchers of the series High Mobility Advanced Rocket System, better known for its acronym HIMARS, from Jordan to Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry publicly confirmed on Thursday. S. Korea for Unconditional Talks with DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14298&SEO=s.-korea-for-unconditional-talks-with-dprk Beijing, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed Thursday unconditional talks with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) if Pyongyang stops what he called nuclear and missile provocations, Chinese media reports. Controversial Anti Terror Bill Enacted in Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14297&SEO=controversial-anti-terror-bill-enacted-in-japan Tokyo,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Diet has enacted a bill criminalizing the act of planning serious crimes such as terror attacks, according to NHK. Stanford Classic: Maria Sharapova Gets Wildcard Entry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14296&SEO=stanford-classic-maria-sharapova-gets-wildcard-entry California, USA, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has received an invitation to play at the WTA Stanford tournament at the end of next month as the Russian star continues her return from a doping suspension. USA Handling of Ghanian Deportees is Innhuman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14295&SEO=usa-handling-of-ghanian-deportees-is-innhuman Accra, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Member of Parliament for South Tongo constituency in the Volta region Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned the inhumane treatment of Ghanaian deportees from the USA. Philippines Arrested Senior Member of ISIS Backed Maute Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14294&SEO=philippines-arrested-senior-member-of-isis-backed-maute-group Manila, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines military said it arrested one of the Maute brothers today, a senior member of the Islamic State-backed militants it is fighting in the southern city Marawi. At Least 7 Dead, 59 Injured In Blast At China Kindergarten http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14293&SEO=at-least-7-dead-59-injured-in-blast-at-china-kindergarten Beijing Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) An explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China today killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others, authorities said. FIFA Video Review Goal is Avoiding Errors, Not Perfection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14292&SEO=fifa-video-review-goal-is-avoiding-errors-not-perfection St Petersburgo, Russia,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina)''Not perfect, but good enough to avoid game-changing referee mistakes at the Russia 2018 World Cup. Geneva Summit Discusses Women at Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14291&SEO=geneva-summit-discusses-women-at-work Geneva, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The 106th International Labor Conference, which continues its sessions here, is holding a summit today to discuss how to make up a better future for women at work. Eritrea-Ethiopia Border Tensions Persists Due to US Meddling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14290&SEO=eritrea-ethiopia-border-tensions-persists-due-to-us-meddling Asmara,Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki has accused the United States of being the architects of the borderline tension between them and neighbouring Ethiopia. Computer Problem Costs Millions to British Airways http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14289&SEO=computer-problem-costs-millions-to-british-airways London, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) IAG consortium CEO Willie Walsh said today that a computer breakdown will cost British Airways 80 million pounds (92 million euros). 31 Killed in Al-Shabab Attack on Restaurant in Somali Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14288&SEO=31-killed-in-al-shabab-attack-on-restaurant-in-somali-capital Mogadiscio, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina)The death toll in an overnight attack by al-Shabab terrorists on a popular restaurant in Somalia''s capital has risen to 31, according to local media. Greece Concerned About Its Economic Stability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14287&SEO=greece-concerned-about-its-economic-stability Berlin, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Greek authorities expressed today their concern about the country''s economic stability, dependent on dealings with its creditors and the unblocking of the next tranche of financial aid. China Confirms Million-dollar Economic Losses Due to Typhoon Merbok http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14286&SEO=china-confirms-million-dollar-economic-losses-due-to-typhoon-merbok Beijing, June 15 (Prensa Latina) China has confirmed the evacuation of 12,000 Guandong province residents and direct economic losses of $ 38 million after Typhoon Merbok, officials press informed today. Luanda Port Receives Fewer Ships and More Cargo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14285&SEO=luanda-port-receives-fewer-ships-and-more-cargo 15 de junio de 2017, 11:36Luanda, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s largest port in Luanda has received fewer long-haul ships but moved a larger number of goods compared to 2016, official sources reported on occasion of its founding 72 years ago. Lesotho: Police Looks for Assassins of Prime Minister Wife http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14284&SEO=lesotho-police-looks-for-assassins-of-prime-minister-wife 15 de junio de 2017, 11:35Maseru, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Lesotho police are looking for the killers of the wife of the prime minister, Thomas Thabane, who will take office tomorrow after winning the June 3 elections. French Citizens Hope for Better Legislative Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14283&SEO=french-citizens-hope-for-better-legislative-results Paris, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) A majority of French citizens hope that the results of the legislative elections will be corrected in runoff to prevent that President Emmanuel Macron''s movement ''The Republic On the Move'' (LREM) gain absolute control of the Parliament. Putin Jokes About Possible Asylum for Former FBI Director http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14282&SEO=putin-jokes-about-possible-asylum-for-former-fbi-director Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today joked about granting political asylum to the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey, after he talked about his recordings of his conversations with Donald Trump. Mexican Gov't Is Urged to Protect Journalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14281&SEO=mexican-govt-is-urged-to-protect-journalists Mexico, June 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Commission for Human Rights (CNDH) reportedly urged today the federal government, state and municipal authorities to review the policy of protection for media professionals. The West Has Always Sought to Contain Russia With Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14280&SEO=the-west-has-always-sought-to-contain-russia-with-sanctions Moscow, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia has always been under pressure of sanctions from abroad to halt its development, even before the triumph of the Socialist October Revolution, pointed out today president Vladimir Putin. Reversing Rapprochement between U.S. and Cuba, Many Negative Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14279&SEO=reversing-rapprochement-between-u.s.-and-cuba-many-negative-results Por Martha Andres RomanWashington, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) While press reports continue pointing out that President Donald Trump will reverse the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba, most analyses reach one conclusion: taking a step backward in the opening would bring about many negative results. Iran Exports more Food to Qatar amid Crisis in Persian Gulf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14278&SEO=iran-exports-more-food-to-qatar-amid-crisis-in-persian-gulf Tehran, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Iran sent more food to Qatar today after exporting three tons of fresh fish and 180 tons of fruit and vegetables to alleviate shortages suffered by the emirate over the boycott of three Persian Gulf countries. Che, An Example of Life and Consequence, Evo Morales Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14277&SEO=che-an-example-of-life-and-consequence-evo-morales-says 15 de junio de 2017, 10:09By Carmen Esquivel Sarria S. Korea for Unconditional Talks with DPRK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14276&SEO=s.-korea-for-unconditional-talks-with-dprk Beijing, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed Thursday unconditional talks with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) if Pyongyang stops what he called nuclear and missile provocations, Chinese media reports.