Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Former Greek Minister of Finance Recognizes Ecuador's Economic Manage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12130&SEO=former-greek-minister-of-finance-recognizes-ecuadors-economic-manage Quito, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Greek Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis, who continues today his visit to Ecuador, highlighted the adequate management of national economyh and the policies of President Rafael Correa, who considered a reference worldwide. Okinawa Governor To Take Legal Action To Stop New US Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12128&SEO=okinawa-governor-to-take-legal-action-to-stop-new-us-base Tokyo,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga says he will take every possible legal measure, including filing a fresh law suit, to halt work to build a new US military base in the prefecture. Onaga was speaking to reporters as the Defense Ministry''s regional bureau began work on Tuesday to build seawalls off the coast of Henoko in Nago City. The site is to be reclaimed to build an alternative facility for the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station. Russia Criticizes Ukraine Cut of Electric Service to Donbass http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12127&SEO=russia-criticizes-ukraine-cut-of-electric-service-to-donbass Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Ukrainian government''s decision to suspend the electricity service to the self-proclaimed Lugansk republic will only move the region further away from Kiev itself, stated the Kremlin today. Climate Change May Alter Human Physical Activity Patterns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12126&SEO=climate-change-may-alter-human-physical-activity-patterns Washington, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Regular physical activity supports healthy human functioning. Might climate changeâ€''by modifying the environmental determinants of human physical activityâ€''alter exercise rates in the future. Extreme Weather Linked to Greenhouse Gases, Global Warming, Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12125&SEO=extreme-weather-linked-to-greenhouse-gases-global-warming-study Washington, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Weird weather and climate warming are two separate things, but a Stanford team is linking them. Overseas Voters Begin to Cast Ballots For South Korea Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12124&SEO=overseas-voters-begin-to-cast-ballots-for-south-korea-election Seoul, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) South Korean overseas voters began casting their ballots for the May 9 presidential election today as leading candidates wooed them with promises of improved safety and government services. UN Demands End of Fighting, Blockade on Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12123&SEO=un-demands-end-of-fighting-blockade-on-yemen United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations human rights independent experts today demanded the end of the fighting in Yemen and the naval blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, as urgent actions to help millions of people at risk of famine. UNICEF Seeks to Immunize Somali Children Against Measles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12122&SEO=unicef-seeks-to-immunize-somali-children-against-measles Mogadishu,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners today kicked off an emergency campaign to immunize 30,000 children against measles in Baidoa, one of the hardest-hit areas in southern Somalia. EU Calls on All Sides to Complay with the Minsk Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12121&SEO=eu-calls-on-all-sides-to-complay-with-the-minsk-agreement Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has demanded all parties involved to strictly comply with the Minsk agreements for a peaceful solution to the Ukrainian crisis, stressed the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Warm Winds: New Insight Into What Weakens Antarctic Ice Shelves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12120&SEO=warm-winds-new-insight-into-what-weakens-antarctic-ice-shelves London,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds play in influencing the behaviour of Antarctic ice shelves. Richard Gasquet Falls to Yuichi Sugita in Barcelona Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12119&SEO=richard-gasquet-falls-to-yuichi-sugita-in-barcelona-open Barcelona, Spain, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Richard Gasquet''s return to court from appendix surgery was short-lived at the Barcelona Open on Tuesday as the Frenchman lost 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) to Japan''s Yuichi Sugita. Fossils May Be Earliest Known Multicellular Life: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12118&SEO=fossils-may-be-earliest-known-multicellular-life-study Stockcolm,Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers said today. Cuba Welcomes Two Decades of Chemical Weapons Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12117&SEO=cuba-welcomes-two-decades-of-chemical-weapons-convention Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will mark the two decades of the Chemical Weapons Convention with a Day for the Protection against these devices, and a commemorative event for the 20th anniversary of that international agreement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today. Cuba and Colombia Hold Migration Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12116&SEO=cuba-and-colombia-hold-migration-talks Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Colombia are holding today and tomorrow in this capital the 3rd Bilateral Round of Migration Talks, with the aim of progressing the negotiation of a Memorandum on this matter. Ukraine Demands End of US Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12115&SEO=ukraine-demands-end-of-us-blockade-against-cuba Kiev, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The organization ''Stop the blockade against Cuba'' has held a rally in front of the U.S. embassy in this capital to demand the end of the blockade against the island, diplomatic sources said today. WHO Warns of Malaria Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12113&SEO=who-warns-of-malaria-risk Geneva, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) About 3.2 billion people, almost half of the world''s population, are at risk of malaria, warns the WHO on the occasion of the World Day for this disease, held every April 25. HostelCuba Fair to Open Activities for Tourism Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12111&SEO=hostelcuba-fair-to-open-activities-for-tourism-sector Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba fair begins its activities and exhibitions today, aimed to the country''s recreational industry and in which discussions will be held among professionals, investment forum and for the first time, a gastronomic forum. Russia Warns UK over Threats on Nuclear Issue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12110&SEO=russia-warns-uk-over-threats-on-nuclear-issue Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Russia today issued a clear warning to the United Kingdom, following the threats by British Defense Minister Michael Fallon to use the nuclear arsenal in a preventive manner if deemed necessary. Ecuador Remembers Canoe Travel from the Amazon to the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12107&SEO=ecuador-remembers-canoe-travel-from-the-amazon-to-the-caribbean By Sinay Cespedes Moreno ECLAC Foresees Growth of 1.1% in Latin America, Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12106&SEO=eclac-foresees-growth-of-1.1-in-latin-america-caribbean Santiago, Chile, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean region will register an economic expansion of only 1.1 percent in 2017, mainly due to a decline of prices of South America''s primary goods, the Latin America and the Caribbean Commission (ECLAC) has projected. Symposium in Cuba to Tackle Wetlands Preservation and Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12105&SEO=symposium-in-cuba-to-tackle-wetlands-preservation-and-management Matanzas, Cuba, April 24 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Symposium on Wetlands Management, which is called by the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), will tackle some priority issues today on wetland preservation. Bolivia to Hold Presidency of 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12104&SEO=bolivia-to-hold-presidency-of-2nd-forum-of-ancient-civilizations La Paz, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will assume the presidency of the 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations in 2018 after its First edition was held in Athens, announced the Bolivian Foreign Ministry on Twitter. Cuba Gets First Medal in Special Olympiads http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12101&SEO=cuba-gets-first-medal-in-special-olympiads Panama, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba won its first medal at the 3rd Special Olympiads, being held in Panama, with swimmer Lizandra Utria, one of the six athletes from the island in the competition, winning bronze in the 50 meters backstroke, a performance she expects to repeat at the finals of the 50 meters freestyle at the Eileen Coparropa swimming pool. Nicaraguan People Strongly Supports Sandinista Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12098&SEO=nicaraguan-people-strongly-supports-sandinista-government 24 de abril de 2017, 17:49Managua, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Government headed by President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo is strongly supported by the population in Nicaragua, with more than 70 percent, according to the most recent poll by the firm M&R Consultants. International Jazz Day to Begin in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12097&SEO=international-jazz-day-to-begin-in-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:29Havana, April 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban celebration for the 2017 International Jazz Day has been opened with a meeting between students from the Higher Institute of Art and Jazz Thelonious Monk, United States. Dilma Rousseff: Return of Neoliberalism Attempts against Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12096&SEO=dilma-rousseff-return-of-neoliberalism-attempts-against-democracy 24 de abril de 2017, 16:15Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s president, Dilma Rousseff, warned today that the return of neoliberalism in Latin America would be very bad for democracy and the fight against corruption. JetBlue Willing to Fly from Boston City to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12095&SEO=jetblue-willing-to-fly-from-boston-city-to-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:12Washington, April 24 (Prensa Latina) US airline JetBlue is willing to fly from Boston to Cuba, insisting on applying for a permit to the US Government to be able open that flight, the Boston Globe newspaper reported. Food Insecurity Grew 35% in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12094&SEO=food-insecurity-grew-35-in-2016 24 de abril de 2017, 16:07Rome, April 24 (Prensa Latina) Food insecurity phase-3 reached a global level of 108 million people in 2016, 35% higher than in 2015, according to a study submitted today in the FAO Council. Turkish Entrepreneurs Explore Business Opportunities in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12093&SEO=turkish-entrepreneurs-explore-business-opportunities-in-cuba 24 de abril de 2017, 16:04Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 Turkish businessmen from industry, agriculture, electronics, tourism and other sectors are exploring opportunities of increasing trade and investment in Cuba during a bilateral business forum being held here. Chilean Court Denies Release of 9 Arrested Bolivian Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12092&SEO=chilean-court-denies-release-of-9-arrested-bolivian-officials La Paz, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has rejected today the constitutional appeal filed by the defense of the nine Bolivian police and customs officers arrested a month ago in that country, asking for their release. Peru: Intense Work by Cuban Health Brigade in First Weeks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12090&SEO=peru-intense-work-by-cuban-health-brigade-in-first-weeks Piura, Peru, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An intense work has been carried out by Cuban health emergency team in the first three weeks of solidarity actions for the victims of flooding that wreaked havoc the Peruvian northern city of Piura. General Motors Not Expropiated in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12087&SEO=general-motors-not-expropiated-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Labor and Social Security Minister Francisco Torrealba asserted today that those who accuse Venezuela''s Government of confiscating the properties of the General Motors (GM) company are lying. Cuban Port of Nuevitas Fosters Economic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12086&SEO=cuban-port-of-nuevitas-fosters-economic-development Camaguey, Cuba, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An investment close to the 40 million dollars will allow the Cuban port of Nuevitas, Camaguey, Cuba, distant 70 kilometers from the provincial capital with the name of Camaguey, to become one of the ports with a biggest operational capacity in the island. South Africa, China Take Further Step to Cement Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12084&SEO=south-africa-china-take-further-step-to-cement-ties Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and China has inaugurated Monday the High Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism (PPEM), aimed at cementing trust, friendship and strategic partnership. MIT Selling 8 Million of Coveted IPv4 Addresses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12083&SEO=mit-selling-8-million-of-coveted-ipv4-addresses Washington,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Mass. Institute of Techology,MIT, is selling half of its 16 million valuable IPv4 addresses, an increasingly scarce stash it has held since the birth of the Internet. Classroom Blast in Dagestan, Russia Kills 1 Child, Injures 10 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12082&SEO=classroom-blast-in-dagestan-russia-kills-1-child-injures-10 Moscowú, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) A child died and 10 other people were injured in Dagestan today, after a grenade exploded in a computer class at a school in the Tsumadinsky District. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi Chosen to Test World's First Malaria Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12081&SEO=ghana-kenya-and-malawi-chosen-to-test-worlds-first-malaria-vaccine Gineva,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Three African countries have been chosen to test the world''s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced today. Science Record Set on International Space Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12078&SEO=science-record-set-on-international-space-station Washington,Apr 24 (Prensa Latina)The astronauts of Expedition 50 have done just that by setting a new record for most time spent on scientific research on the International Space Station. FAO: 20 Million People in Africa Are at Risk of Dying From Hunger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12077&SEO=fao-20-million-people-in-africa-are-at-risk-of-dying-from-hunger 24 de abril de 2017, 12:13Rome, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned that about 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, northern Nigeria and Yemen are at risk of dying from hunger. Angola Ready to Vote on August -23- 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12076&SEO=angola-ready-to-vote-on-august-23-2017 24 de abril de 2017, 11:57Luanda, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos stated today that the conditions are ready to vote on the Angolan general elections. US Marlon Daniel to Conduct Symphony Orchestra of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12075&SEO=us-marlon-daniel-to-conduct-symphony-orchestra-of-cuba Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) US Marlon Daniel will conduct for the first time in the Cuban capital the National Symphony Orchestra, in a presentation scheduled for the April 30, that entity confirmed today. The event will take place in Covarrubias hall of the National Theater, at 11:00 a.m. (local time), and will also feature pianist Gérard Aimontch. Despite Brexit, South Africa Will Continue to Trade with UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12074&SEO=despite-brexit-south-africa-will-continue-to-trade-with-uk Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Government''s priority is to ensure that there is certainty and continuity in the trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom as a result of Brexit, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The Coup Ghost Continues Wandering Around Brazil, Dilma Rousseff http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12073&SEO=the-coup-ghost-continues-wandering-around-brazil-dilma-rousseff Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The ghost of the coup continues wandering around Brazil, said former president Dilma Rousseff, who warned that reactionary forces could try to prevent an election victory of former president Inacio Lula da Silva. South Korea Increases Military Options http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12071&SEO=south-korea-increases-military-options Seoul, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Korea has announced today the development of a new radar to detect artillery, amid fears about the future of the Korean Peninsula. France Advances to a Second Roumd with Emmanuel Macron as Favorite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12070&SEO=france-advances-to-a-second-roumd-with-emmanuel-macron-as-favorite By Luisa María González Palestinian Prisoners: Hunger Strike Enters Its Second Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12069&SEO=palestinian-prisoners-hunger-strike-enters-its-second-week Tel Aviv, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) With the addition of some 35 new prisoners, the massive hunger strike held by more than 1,500 Palestinians locked in Israeli prisons begins today its second week. More than 25 Million Children out of School in Conflict Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12067&SEO=more-than-25-million-children-out-of-school-in-conflict-zones United Nations, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) More than 25 million children between the ages of 6 and 15 are out of school in 22 conflict-affected countries, the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. New Special Economic Zone to Be Opened in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12066&SEO=new-special-economic-zone-to-be-opened-in-south-africa Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday launch the Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP-SEZ), in Harrismith, in the Free State, Presidency announced. EU to Coordinate with Russia Actions against Terrorist Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12062&SEO=eu-to-coordinate-with-russia-actions-against-terrorist-challenge Moscow, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and International Security Federica Mogherini spoke today for a cooperation with Russia to meet the terrorist challenge, meeting here with Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov. China and the U.S. Advocate for Greater Bilateral Coordination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12061&SEO=china-and-the-u.s.-advocate-for-greater-bilateral-coordination Beijing, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president Xi Jinping and his U.S. peer, Donald Trump, agreed today over the telephone to increase coordination in global issues. Syrian Army Wards Off Terrorist Offensive in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12060&SEO=syrian-army-wards-off-terrorist-offensive-in-hama Damascus, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) After more than 40 days of intense fighting, the Syrian army, and allied militias warded off and defeated an offensive of some 12,000 terrorist troops in Hama province, 210 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. HRC Official Blames ICHR for Encouraging Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12059&SEO=hrc-official-blames-ichr-for-encouraging-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The International Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) in America is encouraging violence in Venezuela, Larry Devoe, Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Council of this nation, said. French Socialists and Conservatives Analyze Election Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12058&SEO=french-socialists-and-conservatives-analyze-election-results 24 de abril de 2017, 08:59Paris, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Socialist Party (PS) of France and also the conservative party Republicans (LR) began today meetings in their respective Parisian headquarters aimed at analyzing the results of the presidential elections and making decisions for the future. Indian Space Agency Turns Eyes on Venus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12057&SEO=indian-space-agency-turns-eyes-on-venus New Delhi, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) After its mission to Mars succeeded, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans the first orbiter flight to Venus, for which it invited today scientists across the country to present their projects. South Africa, China Cementing Cultural Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12056&SEO=south-africa-china-cementing-cultural-ties Pretoria, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa and China, nations that belong to the BRICS Group, are opening talks in Pretoria Monday to discuss ways to broaden cooperation on culture, education, communications, health, science and technology, sports, tourism, women affairs and youth. Empress of the Seas Docks in Havana Harbor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12054&SEO=empress-of-the-seas-docks-in-havana-harbor Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The arrival in Havana of the Empress of the Seas cruise ship is a further sign of the favorable image the island has as a destination and the growing interest of US companies in doing business on this activity. Venezuelan Opposition Determined to Cause Civil War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12049&SEO=venezuelan-opposition-determined-to-cause-civil-war Caracas, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition, led by the the so-called Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), is determined to cause a civil war in the country , socialist leader Elias Jaua warned today. Cuban Songwriter and Singer Luiba Maria Hevia with New CD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12046&SEO=cuban-songwriter-and-singer-luiba-maria-hevia-with-new-cd Havana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Liuba María Hevia is getting ready to finish the last details to release next May 2 in two digital platforms her new album ''Parallel Lives,'' which brings together songs in a duetto with Latin American artists. France Goes to the Ballot Boxes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12045&SEO=france-goes-to-the-ballot-boxes 23 de abril de 2017, 11:21Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) French citizens living in Paris are going to the ballot boxes today, in an election day framed by uncertainty, regardring the results, and a high police surveillance. UK Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12044&SEO=uk-labour-leader-corbyn-says-could-suspend-syria-air-strikes 23 de abril de 2017, 11:06London,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Britain''s main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said today that he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister at a June 8 election. Pair of Brouwer/Meeuwsen Win Xiamen Beach Volley Men's Gold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12043&SEO=pair-of-brouwermeeuwsen-win-xiamen-beach-volley-mens-gold Xiamen, China, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina)The Dutch team of Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen made good on their first FIVB Tournament appearance of the year, bringing home the title after a 21-14, 21-17 win over Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo of Italy. Nadal Wins Historic 10th Monte-Carlo Title http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12042&SEO=nadal-wins-historic-10th-monte-carlo-title Monte Carlo,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina)Spanish Rafael Nadal captured an incredible 10th Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters crown today in beating fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 6-3 in the 76-minute final. Cuban Successful Presentation in Kazahstan International Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12041&SEO=cuban-successful-presentation-in-kazahstan-international-fair 23 de abril de 2017, 10:24Astana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba made a successful presentation of its recreational services and products at the 2017 Kift International Tourism Fair, celebrated in the Kazakh city of Almaty. Nigerian Army Chief Urged Troops to Intensify Fight Against Terror http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12040&SEO=nigerian-army-chief-urged-troops-to-intensify-fight-against-terror 23 de abril de 2017, 10:21Abuja,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged troops in the North East to remain steadfast in prosecuting the counter insurgency as history would not forget them. Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes European Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12038&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-concludes-european-tour Athens, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, departed from here back to Cuba today after an official visit to Greece, a country in which he finished a tour of three European nations. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis Visits Djibouti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12037&SEO=us-defence-secretary-jim-mattis-visits-djibouti Djibuti,Apr 23(Prensa Latina) US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived today for a short visit to Djibouti, a strategically important country on the Horn of Africa which hosts the United States'' only permanent military base on the African continent. Kuwait Declared as Malaria Free Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12036&SEO=kuwait-declared-as-malaria-free-country 23 de abril de 2017, 09:16Kuwait, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health of Kuwait affirmed today that Kuwait is currently a malaria-free zone with 388 cases treated in 2016. Syrian Army Takes Terrorist Strongholds in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12035&SEO=syrian-army-takes-terrorist-strongholds-in-hama Damascus, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army, with the help of allied militias, expelled terrorist groups from the strategic city of Halfaya, the biggest bastion of former Al Nusra Front at the north of the province of Hama, military sources confirmed here Sunday. Seven Countries in Cooperation on China-Europe Freight Rail Services http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12034&SEO=seven-countries-in-cooperation-on-china-europe-freight-rail-services 23 de abril de 2017, 09:08Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Railway authorities of China, Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland and Russia, have signed an agreement to deepen cooperation on China-Europe freight rail services, according to China Railway Corporation. China, Australia Pledge to Further Deepen Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12032&SEO=china-australia-pledge-to-further-deepen-bilateral-relations Beijing,Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) China and Australia have pledged here today to further deepen bilateral relations between the two countries. Trump's Fiscal Reform to be Announced Lacks Details http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12030&SEO=trumps-fiscal-reform-to-be-announced-lacks-details Washington, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) U.S.President Donald Trump will announce his promised fiscal reform next week, consisting in the big picture and priorities of his plans on tax code but without much detail, revealed news media this weekend. Iran Commits to Hold Solid Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12029&SEO=iran-commits-to-hold-solid-presidential-elections 23 de abril de 2017, 05:00Tehran, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Abdulreza Rahmani Fazli, Iran''s Interior Minister Abdulreza Rahmani Fazli pledged today to make all efforts to hold solid presidential elections, to handle the prevailing trends that seek to damage the security in the country. France Celebrates Elections Under Terrorist Risk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12028&SEO=france-celebrates-elections-under-terrorist-risk By Luisa María González Paris, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The presidential elections in France, considered as crucial for the future of the country and Europe, are under tension today due to the terrorist threat, exacerbated by a recent attack. Government Inaction Behind Enforced Disappearances in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12023&SEO=government-inaction-behind-enforced-disappearances-in-mexico Mexico, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The lack of clarification and condemnation of those who participated in enforced disappearances in Mexico is hidden behind the institutional inefficiency, the newspaper La Jornada highlights today. UN Celebrates International Day of Mother Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12018&SEO=un-celebrates-international-day-of-mother-earth United Nations, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations celebrates today the International Day of Mother Earth with a call to move towards sustainable development in harmony with nature. Odebrecht presents Evidence of Mega Tip Endorsed by Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12017&SEO=odebrecht-presents-evidence-of-mega-tip-endorsed-by-temer 22 de abril de 2017, 11:58Brasilia, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The Odebrecht group presented to investigators of the anti-corruption operation Lava Jato documents that would verify today the payment of a mega tip agreed in the presence of the then president of the Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (PMDB) Michel Temer. Colombia: Heavy Rains Leave Damages and Raise Alert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12013&SEO=colombia-heavy-rains-leave-damages-and-raise-alert 22 de abril de 2017, 11:14Bogota, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The heavy rains of April left thousands fatalities and damages in Colombia, which laments the fatal victims left in Mocoa, Manizales and Choco, while nine departments are still on alert today for the bad weather prevailing. USA: the Role of Science in Society Must Be Respected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12010&SEO=usa-the-role-of-science-in-society-must-be-respected Washington, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people will take to the streets of most states today to demand respect for science and policies that support their financing for the benefit of society. Trip to the Sixth Continent: Antarctica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12009&SEO=trip-to-the-sixth-continent-antarctica By Fausto Triana, Special Envoy Magellan Strait (Prensa Latina) Some time ago I was lucky to visit South Africa and Australia. Then I had the idea I had traveled to the end of the world. The reason is very simple, frequently we forget Antarctica exists. Venezuelans Ratify They Will Overcome Coup Attempts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12007&SEO=venezuelans-ratify-they-will-overcome-coup-attempts By Luis Beaton Caracas, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans ratified this week their decision to overcome coup attempts that opposition sectors promote with the support from foreign interests adverse to constitutional president Nicolás Maduro. HostelCuba Fair to Exhibit Gastronomic Novelties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12005&SEO=hostelcuba-fair-to-exhibit-gastronomic-novelties Havana (Prensa Latina) The second edition of HostelCuba Fair will be attended by some 200 foreign companies, and will exhibit the Showcooking (a gastronomic novelty) for the first time in the country, according to the organizing committee. Chile Postpones Decision on Detained Bolivian Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12003&SEO=chile-postpones-decision-on-detained-bolivian-officials La Paz, April 22 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has decided to postpone until Monday, April 24, the ruling on the appeal for constitutional protection to release nine Bolivian officials. Cuba and Cayman Islands Pledged to Orderly and Safe Migration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12002&SEO=cuba-and-cayman-islands-pledged-to-orderly-and-safe-migration 21 de abril de 2017, 18:29Havana, April 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the Cayman Islands have today reaffirmed their pledge to implement joint actions to guarantee a regular, orderly and safe flow of migrants, the Cuban Foreign Ministry stressed. Experts Denounced Mexican Gov't's Actions on Death of 43 Students http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12001&SEO=experts-denounced-mexican-govts-actions-on-death-of-43-students 21 de abril de 2017, 18:28Mexico, April 21 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican authorities'' lack of speed in the search for the 43 Ayotzinapa students is a worrying issue for the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI). Greek FM Hosts Cuban Peer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12000&SEO=greek-fm-hosts-cuban-peer 21 de abril de 2017, 18:23Athens, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Greece'' Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias reportedly hosted his Cuban peer, Bruno Rodriguez, to talk over issues of international and bilateral interest. Bolivia Calls on UN to Save Mother Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11996&SEO=bolivia-calls-on-un-to-save-mother-earth 21 de abril de 2017, 16:58United Nations, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni has called on the United Nations today to preserve motherland by promoting the culture of life, which he considered an alternative to consumerism imposed by the West. Child Labor and Precarious Life Increase in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11994&SEO=child-labor-and-precarious-life-increase-in-turkey 21 de abril de 2017, 16:56Istanbul, 21 Apr (Prensa Latina) The trade union confederation DISK Genel-Is presented today the report ''Child Labor in Turkey'' in which it shows an increase in the number of children who entered the labor market in 2016, most of them in conditions of illegality. Israeli Aviation Attacks Syrian Army Position on Quneitra http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11993&SEO=israeli-aviation-attacks-syrian-army-position-on-quneitra 21 de abril de 2017, 15:14Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The aviation of the Israeli Zionist regime attacked a Syrian army position in Kahn Arnabeh, Quneitra province, 67km southwest of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. Over a Million Children Trapped in Congo Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11992&SEO=over-a-million-children-trapped-in-congo-violence 21 de abril de 2017, 15:13United Nations, April 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) today warned that 1.5 million children are at risk due to extreme violence in the Congolese province of Kasaï-Central. Cuba, Mexico City Sign Health Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11991&SEO=cuba-mexico-city-sign-health-agreements Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico City''s head of government Miguel Angel Mancera and Cuban Public Health Minister Roberto Morales Ojeda signed two agreements on health cooperation. Geraint Thomas Wins Tour of the Alps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11989&SEO=geraint-thomas-wins-tour-of-the-alps Trento, Italy (Prensa Latina)Uk Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)won stage 5 and the title in the Tour of the Alps with a time of 20:49.37 in the final stage betweeen Smarano and Trento. Cuban Medical Brigade Takes Care of More Than 7,000 Peruvians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11988&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-takes-care-of-more-than-7000-peruvians Piura, Peru, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade, which is carrying out its solidarity work in this northern city of Peru and its vicinities, affected by floods, is taking care of more than seven thousand Peruvians. Global CEOs Call G-20 for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11987&SEO=global-ceos-call-g-20-for-greater-disclosure-of-climate-risks Geneva,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina)The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risks. Syrian Villages of Zabadani and Madaya Free From Extremist Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11986&SEO=syrian-villages-of-zabadani-and-madaya-free-from-extremist-groups Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Syrian settlements in Zabadani and Madaya, less than 50 kilometers from Damascus and near the northeast border of Lebanon, were declared free from extremist groups, authorities confirmed today. Lucas Pouille Fights Back For Final Four Spot In Monte-Carlo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11985&SEO=lucas-pouille-fights-back-for-final-four-spot-in-monte-carlo Monte Carlo, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Lucas Pouille came within two points of losing against Uruguayan No. 16 seed Pablo Cuevas on Friday, but fought back from a 3-5 deficit in the deciding set to win the quarter-final 6-0, 3-6, 7-5 in one hour and 58 minutes. Cuba Pays Tribute to Italian Architect Vittorio Garatti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11984&SEO=cuba-pays-tribute-to-italian-architect-vittorio-garatti Havana (Prensa Latina) The University of Arts of Cuba will pay tribute to the Italian Vittorio Garatti for his contributions to the national architecture and will grant him the degree Doctor Honoris Causa, that institution confirmed today. Bigote Gato, Curious Havana Restaurant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11983&SEO=bigote-gato-curious-havana-restaurant Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) A curious restaurant in Havana catches travelers mainly from Europe who are traveling the streets of the Cuban capital these days, its peculiar name is Bigote Gato. Panama Hosts Latin American Special Olympics Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11982&SEO=panama-hosts-latin-american-special-olympics-games 21 de abril de 2017, 11:57Panama, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games, which today brings together more than 800 athletes and coaches from 21 countries stands out for the determination, skill, dedication, but above all, inclusion. Turkey in Final Stage of Buying Russian S-400 Anti-missile System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11981&SEO=turkey-in-final-stage-of-buying-russian-s-400-anti-missile-system 21 de abril de 2017, 11:55Ankara,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s talks with Russia to purchase the advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile system have reached the final stage, the country''s defense minister said. Ex-Costa Rican Soccer Chief Banned For Life by FIFA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11980&SEO=ex-costa-rican-soccer-chief-banned-for-life-by-fifa San José, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The former president of the Costa Rican Football Association, Eduardo Li, was banned from the game for life by FIFA''s independent Ethics Committee today, the organization said. U.S., Israel Continue to Fuel Anti-Syria Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11979&SEO=u.s.-israel-continue-to-fuel-anti-syria-campaign Tel Aviv, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Without presenting any evidence, the United States and Israel accused again the Syrian government today of still using chemical weapons as part of a campaign to justify any aggression against that Arab country. Rainy Season Continues Causing Havoc in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11978&SEO=rainy-season-continues-causing-havoc-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Nine Colombian departments are still on alert for heavy rains, while recovery work continues in Manizales to find missing people while inhabitants of Mocoa try to erase the traces of the devastating avalanches that occurred on April 1st. President-elect of Ecuador Receives Support From Social Organizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11977&SEO=president-elect-of-ecuador-receives-support-from-social-organizations Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno now has the support of a new front, the Pact of Unity of Peoples, Nationalities, Social Organizations and Workers. Syrian Army Makes Progress in Eastern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11976&SEO=syrian-army-makes-progress-in-eastern-damascus Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) After intense air force and artillery bombing, Syrian army units have dismantled shelters and tunnels of terrorist groups in the Qabun region in eastern Damascus, according to military sources. Iraqi Troops Recapture Several Neighborhoods West of Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11975&SEO=iraqi-troops-recapture-several-neighborhoods-west-of-mosul Baghdad, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces have recaptured other neighborhoods in western Mosul, including Tanek, where they released a girl from the Yazidi ethnic group who was kidnapped and sold as a slave by the Islamic State (IS). Gangs Hired by the Right-wing Attack Hospital in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11974&SEO=gangs-hired-by-the-right-wing-attack-hospital-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, said today that armed gangs hired by the opposition attacked the mother and child hospital Hugo Chávez, located in El Valle neighborhood in this capital. Cuba, Dom Rep Sign Immigration Agreements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11973&SEO=cuba-dom-rep-sign-immigration-agreements Santo Domingo, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Dominican authorities are concluding today the 9th round of talks on migration issues that will help strengthen relations between the two countries, Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister, Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, said. President Trump Invites Vietnam's PM to Visit USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11972&SEO=president-trump-invites-vietnams-pm-to-visit-usa Hanoi, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump has reportedly invited Vietnam''s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, to visit the United States where Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh met with government officials yesterday. USA Blocks Investigation on Attack, Syrian President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11970&SEO=usa-blocks-investigation-on-attack-syrian-president-says Damascus, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The United States has blocked the requested inquiries on an alleged chemical attack on a town in Idleb province, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russia''s Sputnik News. Cuban Foreign Minister Visits Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11969&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-visits-greece Athens, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, has arrived in Athens today for an official visit to strengthen bilateral relations. World Bank's Credibility at Stake if Climate Change Ignored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11967&SEO=world-banks-credibility-at-stake-if-climate-change-ignored Washington, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) World Bank (WB) President Jim Yong Kim said: ''if we turn our backs on science and ignore climate change, we would lose all our credibility,'' prior to his meeting with the IMF. Ecuador Begins Granting Credentials to Elected Assembly Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11966&SEO=ecuador-begins-granting-credentials-to-elected-assembly-members Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian National Electoral Council (CNE) has begun the process to grant credential to the elected provincial assembly members, after the general elections held on February 19. Cuba To Host International Pharmaceutical Workshop http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11965&SEO=cuba-to-host-international-pharmaceutical-workshop Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Workshop On Aseptic Processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry will open here next Monday, with the attendance of experts from 8 countries of the Americas and Europe, organizers announced. Portuguese President Welcomes Cuban Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11963&SEO=portuguese-president-welcomes-cuban-foreign-minister Lisbon, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa ratified today in this capital, to Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, hios Government''s willingness of strengthening the relations with the Caribbean island nation. Cuba Calls at UN to Stop Israeli Abuses against Palestines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11962&SEO=cuba-calls-at-un-to-stop-israeli-abuses-against-palestines United Nations, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has advocated Tuesday at the UN Security Council for concrete actions to put an end to Israel''s abuses against the people of Palestine. UN Dismayed by Toll of Terrorist Attack in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11961&SEO=un-dismayed-by-toll-of-terrorist-attack-in-syria United Nations, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura expressed dismay at the growing number of civilian casualties as a result of the terrorist attack on a refugee convoy in Syria on April 15. Democratic Korea is Ready to Repel US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11960&SEO=democratic-korea-is-ready-to-repel-us-attack Pyongyang, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has warned Washington that it is ready to repel any ''super-mighty preemptive strike'' by the United States, according to Rodong Sinmun newspaper. Retired US Military Demands Closer Ties with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11959&SEO=retired-us-military-demands-closer-ties-with-cuba Washington, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) More than a dozen retired U.S. military members urged today President Donald Trump''s National Security Adviser, H.R. McMaster, to continue on the path towards normalizing relations with Cuba. Russian Company Gazprom Interested in Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11957&SEO=russian-company-gazprom-interested-in-bolivian-gas La Paz, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez reported Wednesday that Russian company GAZPROM is now interested in signing agreements to widen its participation with Bolivia in gas exploration and transportation projects. Unasur Ratifies Transparency of Ecuador's Vote Recount http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11956&SEO=unasur-ratifies-transparency-of-ecuadors-vote-recount Quito, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) International observers from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) have ratified the transparency of the vote recount following the second round of the recently held presidential elections in Ecuador. Cuban Dancing Festival OLORUM 2017 Starts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11954&SEO=cuban-dancing-festival-olorum-2017-starts Camaguey, Cuba, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The start of the 2017 OLORUM dancing Festival will be qualified by Thursday''s session with the participation of famous dancing groups from Cuba. Cuba Hosts 6th Workshop of Basic Biomedical Sciences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11953&SEO=cuba-hosts-6th-workshop-of-basic-biomedical-sciences Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The 6th Workshop on Basic Biomedical Sciences started today in this capital with a great international participation and the aim to continue raising the level of Cuban health professionals, recognized worldwide. Problems to Cover Credit Increase Stress Among US Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11952&SEO=problems-to-cover-credit-increase-stress-among-us-citizens Washington, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) U.S. citizens have higher levels of stress today than they did 10 years ago, and most of them point to problems to cover their credits as responsible for that situation. Cuba Highlights MNOAL's Validity at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11949&SEO=cuba-highlights-mnoals-validity-at-un Geneva, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba highlighted the validity and relevance of the founding principles of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) at a difficult moment in the world at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Facebook Works on Mind-reading Technology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11948&SEO=facebook-works-on-mind-reading-technology California, United States, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The social networking site Facebook is working on a technology for people to write their thoughts through brainwaves without the need for a keyboard. Cameroon Returns 30,000 Displaced People from Nigeria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11947&SEO=cameroon-returns-30000-displaced-people-from-nigeria Abuja, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) A total of 30,000 displaced people by the violence of terrorist group Boko Haram, returned to their native country, Nigeria, from Cameroon, reported the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) in the state of Borno, the local press said Thursday. Will Smith In Talks For Genie Role In Disney's Live-Action ‘Aladdin' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11945&SEO=will-smith-in-talks-for-genie-role-in-disneys-live-action-aaladdin Los Ángeles,Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Will Smith is in talks to take on the genie role made famous by the late Robin Williams in Disney''s live-action Aladdin from Director Guy Ritchie. Germany Refutes US Criticism for 2016 Surplus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11944&SEO=germany-refutes-us-criticism-for-2016-surplus Berlin, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Germany''s trade surplus in 2016 reached 252 million euros, to which the United States made strong criticisms refuted today by the country''s economy minister, Brigitte Zypries, in the newspaper Bild. Crimea Interested in Economic Ties with Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11943&SEO=crimea-interested-in-economic-ties-with-latin-america Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and the Crimea, in particular, are interested in multilateral cooperation with Latin America, said Georgi Muradov, deputy prime minister of the government and permanent representative of the Russian president in the aforementioned peninsula. FARC-EP: There Are Lot of Things to Do in Sites for Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11941&SEO=farc-ep-there-are-lot-of-things-to-do-in-sites-for-guerrillas Bogota, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Ivan Marquez, has said today that there are a lot of things to do to prepare the zones and transitional points where that guerrilla, the largest group in Colombia, should put down the weapons in their possession. US Defense Secretary Meets with Egyptian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11940&SEO=us-defense-secretary-meets-with-egyptian-president Cairo, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the capital today, where he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Iran Refutes Saudi-US Accussation of Destabilizing the Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11938&SEO=iran-refutes-saudi-us-accussation-of-destabilizing-the-region Tehran, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s political and military authorities refuted today what they considered repeated and unfounded accusations by Saudi Arabia and the United States of destabilizing the Persian Gulf region and considered them part of the ''anti-Iranian bragging.'' A Member of the Bolivarian National Guard Is Killed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11935&SEO=a-member-of-the-bolivarian-national-guard-is-killed Caracas, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) A sergeant from the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) was killed and a colonel was shot and wounded as a result of the violence generated by ultra-right groups in Venezuela, encouraged by Venezuelan ultra-right parties. Kuwait : Biggest Threat in Persian Gulf is Extremist Ideology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11934&SEO=kuwait-biggest-threat-in-persian-gulf-is-extremist-ideology Manama, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) The biggest threat communities in Arab countries in the Persian Gulf are facing is the extremist ideology, said a Kuwaiti minister attending n a regional meeting on fighting this phenomenon, which ends here today. Cuba Thanks Solidarity of Portuguese Parliamentarians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11933&SEO=cuba-thanks-solidarity-of-portuguese-parliamentarians Lisbon, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has thanked the work carried out by the Cuban Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba (GPA) for lifting the U.S. blockade on Cuba. Venezuelans Left Clear Support for the Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11932&SEO=venezuelans-left-clear-support-for-the-government By Luis Beaton Trade in the Foreground of Pence Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11931&SEO=trade-in-the-foreground-of-pence-tour Bangkok, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Amid expectations concerning Washington''s economic policies regarding protectionism, the attention of markets focuses today on this country and the visit of U.S. Vicepresident, Mike Pence. Cuba, Mexico and the USA Win Medals in Ballet Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11929&SEO=cuba-mexico-and-the-usa-win-medals-in-ballet-competition Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Ballet students from Cuba, Mexico and the United States now hold the medals of the 14th International Youth Competition and the 4th International Children''s Competition held in this capital. China and EU Agree to Expand Coordination on Global Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11928&SEO=china-and-eu-agree-to-expand-coordination-on-global-issues Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and European Union (EU) officials have agreed to broaden coordination on global issues, promote improvements in global governance and work towards a more inclusive, balanced and sustainable globalization. China and Russia for Raising Mutual Political Trust http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11925&SEO=china-and-russia-for-raising-mutual-political-trust Beijing, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Li Zhanshu, high level official of the Communist Party of China (CPCh) prepares a visit to Russia from April 25 to 27, focused on raising political trust between both nations. Experts from over 15 Countries Debate in Cuba on Urban Agriculture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11923&SEO=experts-from-over-15-countries-debate-in-cuba-on-urban-agriculture Havana, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Experts from more than 40 institutions in 15 countries are taking part in the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture inaugurated in Cuba Wednesday, to exchange and debate on food security and sovereignty. Venezuelan President Iterates Call to Political Dialogue for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11921&SEO=venezuelan-president-iterates-call-to-political-dialogue-for-peace Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reiterated today the Bolivarian Government''s willingness to establish a negotiation table with opposition organizations, with the purpose of guaranteeing peace and economic development in the country. Clashes in West of Mosul Cause 336,000 Displaced People in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11919&SEO=clashes-in-west-of-mosul-cause-336000-displaced-people-in-iraq United Nations, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) At least 336,000 people left the western part of Mosul since February 19, when the Iraqi Government resumed its attacks to expel the Islamic State (ISIS) from the city, the United Nations reported Wednesday. Cuba and Portugal Extol Strength of their Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11916&SEO=cuba-and-portugal-extol-strength-of-their-relations Lisbon, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Portuguese foreign ministers, Bruno Rodriguez and Augusto Santos Silva, respectively, extolled today the strength of their bilateral relations in all areas, by means of a free-flowing exchange between both countries. UN Alerts on Growing Power of Armed Groups In Libya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11915&SEO=un-alerts-on-growing-power-of-armed-groups-in-libya United Nations, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Martin Kobler, special representative of the United Nations for Libya, warned in the UN Security Council Wednesday that the growing power of armed groups in Libya, is curbing the aspirations for peace in that country. Cuba Reading for May Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11914&SEO=cuba-reading-for-may-tourism-fair Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The May 37th International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2017, will reportedly host the world''s most important travel agencies and tour operators. Controversy in US over Wrong Info on Aircraft Carriers Whereabouts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11911&SEO=controversy-in-us-over-wrong-info-on-aircraft-carriers-whereabouts Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which the White House said more than a week ago it was close to the Korean Peninsula, might be now heading to that destination. Iranian Supreme Leader Calls for High Turnout in Presidential Electio http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11910&SEO=iranian-supreme-leader-calls-for-high-turnout-in-presidential-electio Tehran, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged authorities today to make every effort possible to hold a ''healthy and secure'' presidential election, and encouraged the nation to turn out and vote. Democratic Korea Demands USA, S Korea Quit Military Adventures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11905&SEO=democratic-korea-demands-usa-s-korea-quit-military-adventures Pyongyang, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) South Korea is carrying out a ''joint fire training 2017'' at the Phochon camp in Kyonggi province, denounced today the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Cuba: Recognition of Work for Monument Restoration and Conservation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11903&SEO=cuba-recognition-of-work-for-monument-restoration-and-conservation Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The native home of Cuban martyr Abel Santamaria Cuadrado - in Cuban province of Villa Clara- received the National Monument Restoration Award, which is awarded to promoted initiatives to estimulate protection of buildings and houses of great value. India and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11901&SEO=india-and-cuba-strengthen-cooperation-in-biotechnology New Delhi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) India may get benefits with the progress of Cuban biotechnology, one of the greatest achievements by Cuba after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959. Fort McMurray Firefighters Still Suffering a Year After Blaze, Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11900&SEO=fort-mcmurray-firefighters-still-suffering-a-year-after-blaze-study Ottawa, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) A year after the big fire in Fort McMurray, in the Canadian province of Alberta, firefighters who participated in its extinction have physical and mental damages, a report says. 11.9 Percent of Italians Suffer Serious Material Deprivation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11899&SEO=11.9-percent-of-italians-suffer-serious-material-deprivation Rome, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) 11.9 percent of Italians, equivalent to 7.2 million, live in conditions of serious material deprivation, reported here today Roberto Monducci, director of the National Institute of Statistics (Istat). Authorities in Peru Laud Cuban Medical Brigade Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11896&SEO=authorities-in-peru-laud-cuban-medical-brigade-work Piura, Peru, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Minister of Health, Patricia García, and the governor of Piura, Reynaldo Hilbck, lauded the work of a Cuban medical brigade taking care of the victims of the recent floods. Saudi Arabia, USA Ratify Strategic Defense Relation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11895&SEO=saudi-arabia-usa-ratify-strategic-defense-relation Riyadh, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reaffirmed here today their commitment to expand and consolidate strategic military and security cooperation. Shuai Peng Advances to Quarter-finals of Zhengzhou Tennis Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11894&SEO=shuai-peng-advances-to-quarter-finals-of-zhengzhou-tennis-open Zhengzhou, China, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Hostess Shuai Peng, a favorite number one, advanced today to the quarter-finals of the Zhengzhou Women''s Tennis Open, by beating Japan''s Riko Sawayanagi 6-1 6-4. Nigeria: Massive Displacement Continues in the Northeast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11893&SEO=nigeria-massive-displacement-continues-in-the-northeast Abuja, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Violence and insecurity in Nigeria''s Borno state are continuing it was known today. China Pleads for Unity, Prosperity and Stability in European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11892&SEO=china-pleads-for-unity-prosperity-and-stability-in-european-union Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese prime minister, Li Keqiang, advocated for unity, prosperity and stability of the European Union (EU), it transcended here today. Evacuation of Syrian Villagers From Fua and Kefraya Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11891&SEO=evacuation-of-syrian-villagers-from-fua-and-kefraya-continues Damascus, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of evacuated people from the villages of Fua and Kefraya arrived in the city of Aleppo as around 500 extremists and relatives left the town of Zabadani on their way to Idleb, authorities said today. Canada Supports Peace Process in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11890&SEO=canada-supports-peace-process-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Canada has expressed its support for Colombia''s peace process through the Mechanism for Political, Economic and Human Rights Consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries, a communique released in this capital said today. Chile Conducts National Census Today, Declares Holiday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11889&SEO=chile-conducts-national-census-today-declares-holiday Santiago de Chile, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Starting at nine o''clock this morning, 583,000 pollsters will visit Chilean homes to find out about its population and other data, in the so-called National Short Census. Spanish Scientists Identify New Component to Treat Myeloid Leukemia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11888&SEO=spanish-scientists-identify-new-component-to-treat-myeloid-leukemia Barcelona, Spain, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Spanish scientists have identified the type 1 serotonin receptor (HTR1) as a new therapeutic target for the treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), the specialized press reported today. Guatemala Opens Regional Military Exercises with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11887&SEO=guatemala-opens-regional-military-exercises-with-usa Guatemala, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Military Deputy Commander of U.S. Southern Command, Lieutenant General of the Army (LTG) Joseph P. DiSalvo, will open today in Guatemala the regional military exercises called Humanitarian Allied Forces (FAHUM), in which several countries are participating. Emmanuel Macron Might Become the Youngest President in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11886&SEO=emmanuel-macron-might-become-the-youngest-president-in-france Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Several pre-election surveys in France show that Emmanuel Macron, leader of the centrist En Marche! movement, is one of the favorites candidates and is likely to become the youngest president in the country''s history. Wildfires Lead to State of Emergency in Guatemala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11884&SEO=wildfires-lead-to-state-of-emergency-in-guatemala Guatemala, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The state of emergency, from today on, is in force in Guatemala to facilitate the control and extinction of forest fires, protect communities threatened by them and channel the budget necessary to face the emergency. Armed Coup Group Arrested in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11882&SEO=armed-coup-group-arrested-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has revealed the detention in this capital of a violent armed group, which planned to cause chaos and violence in the popular march convened today by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Cuban Companies Active in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11881&SEO=cuban-companies-active-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) From Labiofam Vietnam, with 18 years in the Indochinese country, up to newly local Cuban industries, exhibit products at the Trade Fair inaugurated today in this capital, recognized as a platform to boost economic ties between the two nations. Venezuela Defends at UN its Right to Sovereignty and Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11880&SEO=venezuela-defends-at-un-its-right-to-sovereignty-and-peace Geneva, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, defended sovereignty, unity, and peace in his country, in the face of opposition attempts to carry out a political and economic coup, diplomatic sources said today. Maduro Denounces US Support for Coup Plot in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11879&SEO=maduro-denounces-us-support-for-coup-plot-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro denounced that the alleged coup against the Bolivarian government of Venezuela responds to a script designed in the offices of the US Department of State. Jorge Sanjines: Cuba Lights Up New Latin American Cinema http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11878&SEO=jorge-sanjines-cuba-lights-up-new-latin-american-cinema By Cosset Lazo Perez South African Gov't Invest Millions to Upgrade Universities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11876&SEO=south-african-govt-invest-millions-to-upgrade-universities Pretoria, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African government has allotted 527 million dollars to upgrade university infrastructure countrywide, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande announced Wednesday. Cuba Hosts International Meeting for Peace without Military Bases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11875&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-meeting-for-peace-without-military-bases By Nuriem De Armas Big Attendance to World Accounting Forum in Cuba Expected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11874&SEO=big-attendance-to-world-accounting-forum-in-cuba-expected Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Some 400 experts of Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Colombia and other nations will participate in the 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Audit and Finances, to be held on May 22 to 24, informed an official source. Belt and Route Forum in China will Gather 28 World Leaders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11873&SEO=belt-and-route-forum-in-china-will-gather-28-world-leaders Beijing, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The first Forum of the Belt and Route to be held here next month, will have the presence of heads of State or Government of 28 countries, announced the Foreign Minister, Wang Yi. World Bank Foresees Lat Am Economic Recovery in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11872&SEO=world-bank-foresees-lat-am-economic-recovery-in-2017 Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.5 percent in 2017, and 2.5 percent in 2018, putting an end to more than 5 years of economic stagnation, the World Bank has forecasted. Cuban Foreign Minister Meets Leader of Spanish Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11866&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-meets-leader-of-spanish-parties Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez met today representatives of different Spanish political parties, as a coda to his two-day official visit to this European country. Syrian Army Command Rescues Soldiers Kidnapped by Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11863&SEO=syrian-army-command-rescues-soldiers-kidnapped-by-terrorists Damascus, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Commands of the Syrian Army reportedly rescued 34 soldiers who were in the hands of formerly called Al Nusra Front in the neighbourhood of Qaboun, 6 kilometers east of Damascus. Ecuador: Importance of Vote Recount Praised http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11862&SEO=ecuador-importance-of-vote-recount-praised Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Recounting more than a million votes at the General Rumiñahui Colisseum Tuesday seeks to guarantee people''s respect, said the president of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (NEC), Juan Pablo Pozo. Serbian FM Rebuffs Plans to Create Greater Albania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11861&SEO=serbian-fm-rebuffs-plans-to-create-greater-albania Belgrade, April 18 (Prensa Latina) Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, has today rebuffed plans to create the so-called Greater Albania and wondered whether the silence of Western governments was a kind of approval. Turkey, CELAC Quartet to Discuss State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11860&SEO=turkey-celac-quartet-to-discuss-state-of-relations Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reported today on the 4th meeting between Turkey and the quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which will take place here to assess the state of relations. Nigeria: Army Operation Frees 1,600 From Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11859&SEO=nigeria-army-operation-frees-1600-from-boko-haram Abuja,Apr 18 (Prensa Latina)The Nigerian army has freed over 1,600 persons from Boko Haram hideouts in the northeast region, killing at least 21 militants in the operation, the military announced. Underwater Landscape Unveiled in Céspedes Park, Santiago de Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11858&SEO=underwater-landscape-unveiled-in-cespedes-park-santiago-de-cuba Santiago de Cuba, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The sunken treasures of the bay Santiago de Cuba, are now visible through the photographic exhibition An Immersion in History, with pieces from the archaeological underwater park Naval Battle of Santiago de Cuba 1898. In the central park Céspedes, heart of the city, are exhibited those impressive images captured mainly by photographers Vicente González Díaz and Vicente González Portuondo in the depths of the coast of Santiago. Cuban Rums Explore Vitenamese Markets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11857&SEO=cuban-rums-explore-vitenamese-markets Hanoi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Tradition, history and culture, are some of the credentials by the products exhibited by Cuban company Cuba Ron S.A., to try to get access to the Vietnamese market, said Cuban specialist Ilia Maria Cardoso. Classical Musicians to Play in Upcoming Cuban Concert Series http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11856&SEO=classical-musicians-to-play-in-upcoming-cuban-concert-series Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Virtuous instrumentalists from a dozen countries will promote classical music in historic spaces of this capital through a series of concerts with a select international and Cuban repertoire. 56th Anniversary of the Playa Girón Victory Celebrated in Seychelles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11855&SEO=56th-anniversary-of-the-playa-giron-victory-celebrated-in-seychelles Victoria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Seychelles personalities, as well as Cuban collaborators and residents celebrated in this capital the 56th anniversary of the Playa Girón Victory, the acid test of the rising socialist revolution in Cuba. Rohan Dennis Wins Tour of the Alps Stage 2 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11854&SEO=rohan-dennis-wins-tour-of-the-alps-stage-2 Innervillgraten, Austria, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Rohan Dennis (BMC) claimed victory with 3 hours 20 minutes 12 seconds on the snow-shortened second stage of the Tour of the Alps in Innervillgraten, while Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) divested Michele Scarponi (Astana) of the race leader''s fuchsia jersey. Russia Unveils New Arctic Military Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11853&SEO=russia-unveils-new-arctic-military-base Moscow, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry has unveiled the country''s newly opened military base in the Arctic whose main objectives are protecting the country''s natural resources and defending it from war intruders. Regional Strategy to Fight Violence and Extremism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11851&SEO=regional-strategy-to-fight-violence-and-extremism Manama, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Arab countries of the Persian Gulf will start tomorrow here to discuss the adoption of a joint strategy to promote moderation and combat violence and extremism, official sources of Bahrain announced today. Cuban and US Experts to Exchange on Multiple Sclerosis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11850&SEO=cuban-and-us-experts-to-exchange-on-multiple-sclerosis Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States will discuss here on multiple sclerosis and the possibilities of stem cell treatment during a scientific clinical exchange on May 4 and 5. Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown Now World's Oldest Human http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11849&SEO=jamaican-violet-mosse-brown-now-worlds-oldest-human Kingston, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The 10 oldest persons in the planet are all women, with Jamaican Violet Mosse Brown being the world''s oldest human since yesterday after the passing of Italian Emma Morano, who was born on November 29, 1899. Cuban Medical Brigade Work Continues Despite Conflicts in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11847&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-work-continues-despite-conflicts-in-peru Piura, Peru, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade continued its humanitarian work in this region of northern Peru, despite a protest of residents sheltered in tents where thousands of families live. U.S. Marines Arrive in Australia as Part of Rotation Training Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11848&SEO=u.s.-marines-arrive-in-australia-as-part-of-rotation-training-program Washington,Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,250 U. S. Marines today arrived in Darwin as part of a rotation of forces to be stationed in northern Australia. Nanoparticles Reprogram Immune Cells to Fight Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11846&SEO=nanoparticles-reprogram-immune-cells-to-fight-cancer Washington Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed biodegradable nanoparticles that can be used to genetically program immune cells to recognize and destroy cancer cellsâ€''while the immune cells are still inside the body. Congolese Prime Minister Praises Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11845&SEO=congolese-prime-minister-praises-relations-with-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, Clement Mouamba, regarded the relations between Congo and Cuba as ''indissoluble'', during the homage to deceased Congolese president Marien Ngouabi, celebrates at the African National Heroes Park in Havana. Cuba Shows Scientific Progress at Int'l Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11844&SEO=cuba-shows-scientific-progress-at-intl-meeting Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is showing its scientific progress of the last decades during the second and last day of the Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Impeachment of Dilma Must Be Annulled, Brazilian Professor Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11843&SEO=impeachment-of-dilma-must-be-annulled-brazilian-professor-says Brasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The express recognition by Michel Temer that the coup against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff was a consequence of the fact that she did not give in to the blackmail of former Congressman Eduardo Cunha does not leave today another alternative to the Supreme Court that to annul the impeachment. Polish Pianist Jakub Kitowski to Debut in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11841&SEO=polish-pianist-jakub-kitowski-to-debut-in-havana Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Gonzalo Roig Room in the Palace of the National Lyrics Theater of Cuba, will receive this Saturday, April 22nd, the début performance in Cuban stages of young Polish pianist Jakub Kitowski, it was revealed today by this artistic institution. Ecuador's Electoral Dispute Tribunal Rejects Opposition Appeal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11840&SEO=ecuadors-electoral-dispute-tribunal-rejects-opposition-appeal Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Electoral Dispute Tribunal in Ecuador has rejected the appeal by the opposition CREO-SUMA, which has persisted in ignoring the results of recounting votes during the presidential elections'' runoff. Iran and EC Sign Cooperation Agreement in Nuclear Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11838&SEO=iran-and-ec-sign-cooperation-agreement-in-nuclear-security Brussels, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran and the European Community (EC) signed their first joint agreement for cooperation in nuclear security, reported the EC Executive Tuesday. Colombia: Tragedy in Mocoa Could Had Been Avoided by Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11837&SEO=colombia-tragedy-in-mocoa-could-had-been-avoided-by-authorities Bogota, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Without waiting for the results of the investigation on the avalanche in Mocoa, criticism in Colombia continues today for the lack of foresight by the authorities to avoid the tragedy experienced in the southern municipality where 321 people died. Terrorist Threat Shakes Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11836&SEO=terrorist-threat-shakes-elections-in-france Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for the presidential elections in France was shaken today with the arrest of two men planning an imminent terror attack, which confirms the existence of a high terrorist threat. Israeli Cancels Family Visits to Palestinian Prisoners on Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11835&SEO=israeli-cancels-family-visits-to-palestinian-prisoners-on-strike Tel Aviv, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Israeli authorities have canceled family visits to the approximately 1,500 Palestinian prisoners who have been on hunger strike in protest of their prison conditions in Israel jails since yesterday. Iran: Archaeologists Unearth 2,000 Year Old City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11833&SEO=iran-archaeologists-unearth-2000-year-old-city Tehran, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iranian archaeologists have reportedly discovered the remains of an ancient underground city, close to the town of Samen, Hamadan province, some 400 kms from the capital, Tehran. U.S., U.K. Had Previous Knowledge about Holocaust; Said, Did Nothing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11831&SEO=u.s.-u.k.-had-previous-knowledge-about-holocaust-said-did-nothing Moscow, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) In early 1940''s Western Allies were fully cognizant of the scale of the Nazi Holocaust two and a half years earlier than they officially admitted, according to prior classified U.N. documents, Sputnik News reports. British Government Announces Anticipated Elections on June 8 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11829&SEO=british-government-announces-anticipated-elections-on-june-8 London, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced today the summons to anticipated elections for June 8, with the aim to widen the support to her Brexit, exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). Syrian Army Free New Areas of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11828&SEO=syrian-army-free-new-areas-of-terrorists Damascus, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) In sweeping operations on Independence Day, Syrian Army units targeted terrorists from ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra, and other terror groups affiliated to them in several areas across the country, inflicting heavy losses on them and freeing areas. Nobel Laureates Alert Risk of Eventual Paris Withdrawal from EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11827&SEO=nobel-laureates-alert-risk-of-eventual-paris-withdrawal-from-eu Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Twenty-five Nobel Economy laureates warned today about dangers of an eventual French withdrawal from the European Union (EU), option defended by several candidates to the upcoming presidential elections. CNE Recounts 11.2 % of Ballotage Votes in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11824&SEO=cne-recounts-11.2-of-ballotage-votes-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) will now recount 11.2 percent of the votes cast in the second round of elections held in this South American country on April 2. Evo Morales Maintains Leadership, Survey Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11823&SEO=evo-morales-maintains-leadership-survey-says La Paz, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than one decade after his inauguration, Bolivian President Evo Morales has maintained his leadership, with 49 percent approval against 33 from opposition sectors, a survey shows. Venezuelan Labor Leader Rules Out National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11821&SEO=venezuelan-labor-leader-rules-out-national-strike Caracas, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan right has no strength in the workers'' sector to call for a national strike, said today Wills Rangel, president of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers'' Union (CBST). Cuban Foreign Minister Concludes Official Visit to Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11820&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-concludes-official-visit-to-spain Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, is concluding today a two-day official visit to Spain, the first a foreign minister from the island has carried out for almost one decade. French Association will Celebrate Mayday in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11817&SEO=french-association-will-celebrate-mayday-in-cuba Paris, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) French Association Cuba Linda will travel in the next few days to Havana to join the celebrations on the International Workers'' Day on May 1, informed the entity''s directive. According to a communiqué sent to Prensa Latina, the delegation will be formed by one hundred persons who will develop an intense program titled ''Following the Tracks of the Revolution''. Nearly Half Million Iraqis Flee Mosul Fighting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11813&SEO=nearly-half-million-iraqis-flee-mosul-fighting United Nations, April 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly half a million people have fled Mosul, Iraq, in the past few months as a result of fighting between the Iraqi army and Islamic State (IS), the UN reported. Russia Condemns Terrorist Attack on Refugees in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11814&SEO=russia-condemns-terrorist-attack-on-refugees-in-syria Moscow, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the recent bomb attack on a Syrian refuge-crowded bus convoy in the province of Idlib, killing about 130 people and injuring hundreds. President Maduro Calls to Defend Peace and Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11812&SEO=president-maduro-calls-to-defend-peace-and-democracy 17 de abril de 2017, 18:54Caracas, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro assured Monday that Venezuela is living a time of revolution and loyalty, and called for the maintenance of peace and democracy in the nation, in a tribute to the Bolivarian National Militias. Russian Security Captures Plotter of St. Petersburg's Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11808&SEO=russian-security-captures-plotter-of-st.-petersburgs-attack 17 de abril de 2017, 15:45Moscow, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB initials in Russian) captured a man named Abrav Azimov Monday, accused of preparing a suicide terrorist called Akbarzhon Dzhalilev, who had himself blow up at the subway of Saint Petersburg, killing 14 people. Cuban FM Invites King of Spain to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11807&SEO=cuban-fm-invites-king-of-spain-to-visit-cuba 17 de abril de 2017, 15:07Madrid, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla invited King Felipe 6th of Spain to visit Cuba, a gesture framed in the will of the island''s government to keep on building relations with Spain. Cuban First Vice President Receives Congolese Prime Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11805&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-receives-congolese-prime-minister 17 de abril de 2017, 14:13Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel held official talks with Congolese Prime Minister Clement Mouamba, who is on an official visit to Cuba. Cuban Growing Tourism Attracts Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11803&SEO=cuban-growing-tourism-attracts-hotel-business Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The tourist boom in Cuba is particularly boosting hotel business, as the increase in arrivals requires expanded capacity, and this has led Iberostar chain to set the island as a priority in its projections in the Americas. Heart Diseases, Main Cause of Mortality in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11802&SEO=heart-diseases-main-cause-of-mortality-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Heart diseases lead the list of Cuba''s top 10 causes of death, according to statistics from the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) published today. Biography of Ballerina Viengsay Valdés to Be Presented in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11801&SEO=biography-of-ballerina-viengsay-valdes-to-be-presented-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Dance specialists will present a book on the life and career of the first dancer of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), Viengsay Valdés, Casa del ALBA Cultural (a cultural institution to promote Latin American works) announced today. Monte-Carlo Masters 1000, First Round Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11800&SEO=monte-carlo-masters-1000-first-round-results Montecarlo,Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas and Argentinian Diego Schwartzman advance to thje second round at the Masters 1000 in Montecarlo after wining over Serbian Viktor Troicki and Australian Bernard Tomic. Cuban Girl, First Latin Performer at Song Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11799&SEO=cuban-girl-first-latin-performer-at-song-festival Minsk,Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban girl, Erik Hernandez, will be the first Latin representative to attend in July the Pop Song Contest of the International Arts Festival ''Slaviasnki Bazar'', in Vitebsk city, it was reported today. Over 6,000 Flood Victims in Peru Seen by Cuban Doctors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11798&SEO=over-6000-flood-victims-in-peru-seen-by-cuban-doctors Piura, Peru, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 6,000 people affected by floods in this region of northern Peru have been attended by the Cuban medical brigade, reported today the head of the solidarity group, Rolando Piloto. International Council for Science Meets in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11797&SEO=international-council-for-science-meets-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU), is beginning here today with specialized debates focused on sustainable development. Number of Mexicans Crossing U.S. Border Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11796&SEO=number-of-mexicans-crossing-u.s.-border-decreases Mexico, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The boycott by Mexicans on U.S. businesses along the border has reportedly caused a fall in the number of Mexicans crossing the border. South Korea Announces Early Deployment of THAAD Anti-missile System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11795&SEO=south-korea-announces-early-deployment-of-thaad-anti-missile-system Seoul, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) South Korean PM, Hwang Kyo-ahn announced today the early deployment of the US anti-missile system THAAD on national territory following recent military maneuvers by the DPRK. International Observers Refute Referendum in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11794&SEO=international-observers-refute-referendum-in-turkey Ankara, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The mission of the Council of Europe''s international observers, which is aimed at the constitutional reform plebiscite in Turkey, criticized today the electoral process that will take place under conditions of inequality for the options faced. Communist Party of Chile Gain Growing Support http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11793&SEO=communist-party-of-chile-gain-growing-support Santiago, Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party (PC) of Chile has celebrated the growing national support obtained in the re-registration campaign, in which it collected more than 67,000 signatures. A Journey to the End of the World: Magellan and the Chilean Antarctic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11792&SEO=a-journey-to-the-end-of-the-world-magellan-and-the-chilean-antarctic 17 de abril de 2017, 11:38Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Soon, a group of scientists and journalists will travel to the Magellan region and the Chilean Antarctica, which is the end of the world without any type of doubt. Syria Celebrates the 71 Anniversary of its Independence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11791&SEO=syria-celebrates-the-71-anniversary-of-its-independence 17 de abril de 2017, 11:28Damascus, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian people showed that they are capable of winning the battle to protect their sovereignty with ''all strength and fervor,'' stated today a statement from the Baathist Socialist Arab Party on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the independence from the French colonialism. Cuba Begins Second Stage of Polio Vaccinations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11790&SEO=cuba-begins-second-stage-of-polio-vaccinations Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The 56th National Anti-Polio Vaccination Campaign began its second stage today in this capital, to immunize 363,778 children from one month to one year,and 11 months and 29 days. Mexico: Graves, Violence Hit Guerrero State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11789&SEO=mexico-graves-violence-hit-guerrero-state 17 de abril de 2017, 11:12Mexico, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Guerrero state is among the territories with higher number of corpses found in clandestine graves and with high incidence of violence, experts from Mexico Attorney General''s office revealed today. Vietnam, Cuba Increase Economic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11788&SEO=vietnam-cuba-increase-economic-ties 17 de abril de 2017, 11:07Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba are exploring today some ways to broaden their economic relations as part of a visit here by a delegation from the Chamber of Commerce of the Caribbean country. Decisive Stage of Election Campaign in France Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11785&SEO=decisive-stage-of-election-campaign-in-france-begins Paris, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The campaign for the coming elections in France is now in its final and decisive stage, in the last week before the first round in which a total of 11 candidates will compete. China Evokes Gabriel García Márquez and his Magical Realism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11782&SEO=china-evokes-gabriel-garcia-marquez-and-his-magical-realism By Damy ValesBeijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Various activities are taking place today in this vast nation with millions of followers of the writer, journalist and one of the great masters of universal literature, the Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, on the third anniversary of his death. Cuba Remembers Bay of Pigs Invasion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11781&SEO=cuba-remembers-bay-of-pigs-invasion Havana, April 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is remembering today the beginning of the mercenary invasion in Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs), an event that marked the new Cuban Socialist Revolution, 56 years ago. Chinese Economy grew 6.9 percent in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11780&SEO=chinese-economy-grew-6.9-percent-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese economy registered 6.9 percent in interanual growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter this year, a higher evolution rate than expected, says today the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). India Will Keep Growing Strong, says World Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11779&SEO=india-will-keep-growing-strong-says-world-bank New Delhi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Despite turbulences of international markets, Indian economy will grow 7.2 percent this year absd 7.7 percent the next, predicted the World Bank in a report published here today. Syria Calls on UN to Condemn Attack on Evacuated Persons in Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11778&SEO=syria-calls-on-un-to-condemn-attack-on-evacuated-persons-in-aleppo Damascus, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates called on the United Nations to condemn the attack that left a toll of more than 120 dead and 200 wounded persons, including 68 children, in the vicinity of Aleppo, press media published today in Damascus. Russia Expects US to Avoid Unilateral Actions against Pyongyang http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11777&SEO=russia-expects-us-to-avoid-unilateral-actions-against-pyongyang Moscow, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) We expect more wisdom from the United States to avoid unilateral actions against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov said today. Cuban Foreign Minister Starts Official Visit to Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11776&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-starts-official-visit-to-spain Madrid, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has begun a two-day official visit to Spain today in response to an invitation from the authorities of this European country. Angola Promotes Sustainable Use of Second Largest Basin Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11775&SEO=angola-promotes-sustainable-use-of-second-largest-basin-worldwide Luanda, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Congo basin, the second largest in the world behind the Amazon, now has enormous potential for sustainable use in terms of development and the elimination of poverty. Turkey Will Not Be the Same, following Historic Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11774&SEO=turkey-will-not-be-the-same-following-historic-referendum Ankara, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The winning ''Yes'' in the historic constitutional referendum on Sunday paves the way for Turkey changing its political system from Parliamentary to a Presidential Republic, thus dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyid Erdogan''s powers. Broad International Participation in Vietnam Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11773&SEO=broad-international-participation-in-vietnam-trade-fair Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) About 500 companies from 23 countries and territories will participate here in Vietnam''s Trade Fair from next Wednesday to expand or start business links with the host nation and others. Cuba, Iberostar's Main Destination in Latin American http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11772&SEO=cuba-iberostars-main-destination-in-latin-american Varadero, Cuba, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has become the first choice for operation in Latin America of the Spanish hotel group Iberostar, the chain''s representative on island, Mateo Cardentei, said during the opening of a new stablishment in the western resort of Varadero. First Voting Results Give a YES Victory in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11771&SEO=first-voting-results-give-a-yes-victory-in-turkey Ankara, April 16 (Prensa Latina) The first voting results by the Turkish Higher Electoral Council (YSK) have pointed to a YES voting victory in a constitutional reform referendum carried out today in Turkey. Cuba Celebrates Declaration of Socialism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11770&SEO=cuba-celebrates-declaration-of-socialism Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of youth organizations along with Cuban veterans celebrated Sunday the 56th anniversary of the proclamation of the socialist character of the Revolution in April 1961. Iran Labels Illegal Use of US Super-bomb in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11769&SEO=iran-labels-illegal-use-of-us-super-bomb-in-afghanistan Tehran, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, today considered illegal the launching by Washington of its most lethal non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan, an action that he assured would not improve U.S. National security. Syrian Army Crushes Terrorist Grouping in Daraa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11768&SEO=syrian-army-crushes-terrorist-grouping-in-daraa Damascus, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Armed Forces reportedly attacked Sunday positions of the Jabhat Fatah al Sham terrorist organization, formerly known as the Nusra Front, in the city of Daraa, killing 10 militants. Two Reportedly Dead in Turkey Sunday Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11766&SEO=two-reportedly-dead-in-turkey-sunday-referendum 16 de abril de 2017, 11:35Ankara, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Two people have died in a fight outside a polling station in Diyarbakir during Turkey''s historic constitutional referendum on whether to give sweeping new powers to their president by changing from a Parliament political system to a presidential republic. Ecuador Re-emerges from Rubble One Year after the Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11765&SEO=ecuador-re-emerges-from-rubble-one-year-after-the-earthquake 16 de abril de 2017, 11:17Quito, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador commemorates today a year of the earthquake that devastated its coastal region, becoming a world symbol of recovery of nation that has re-emerged from the rubble under the leadership of a government whose priority is the human being. Cuban Men´s Beach Volleyball Team Wins Tittle in Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11764&SEO=cuban-mens-beach-volleyball-team-wins-tittle-in-malaysia Langkawi, Malaysia, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban men''s beach volleyball pair Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez won today the title at the Men''s Beach Volleyball Open, held in Langkawi, Mayaysia. Syrian Christians Stress Unity to Fight Back Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11763&SEO=syrian-christians-stress-unity-to-fight-back-terrorism 16 de abril de 2017, 11:08Damascus, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Christian denominations in Syria have celebrated Easter Sunday with prayers and masses in churches and places of worship, in which they called for unity to confront terrorism and achieve peace. Colombia Grenade Blast Injures 32 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11762&SEO=colombia-grenade-blast-injures-32 16 de abril de 2017, 10:55Bogota, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) When Colombia in striving for peace, the explosion of a grenade on Sunday at an establishment in the Colombian municipality of San Pedro, Valle del Cauca, injured 32 people, four of them seriously, the police reported. Indian Airports under High Alert after Hijack Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11761&SEO=indian-airports-under-high-alert-after-hijack-threat New Delhi, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Airports in major Indian cities, Mumbai, Hyderabab and Chennai are under high security alert after agencies were informed about a possible hijack attempt of an aircraft from these facilities. Foreign Rescuers Search for Missing in Mocoa, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11759&SEO=foreign-rescuers-search-for-missing-in-mocoa-colombia 16 de abril de 2017, 10:27Bogota, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan and Ecuadorian rescue teams are helping to search for missing persons in the Colombian municipality of Mocoa, devastated by the mudslides of Apr 1, Caracol Radio confirmed today. Bolivia Raises Minimum Wage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11758&SEO=bolivia-raises-minimum-wage La Paz, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian minimum wage has increased 310% since President Evo Morales took office in 2006, with an annually continuous increase in the interest of workers, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance website. Lebanon Raised Churches Security During Easter Sunday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11757&SEO=lebanon-raised-churches-security-during-easter-sunday Beirut, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Churches and other places of Christian worship have been today the most watched over ghhgin Lebanon with a large deployment of military and security forces that, according to the government, will prevent attacks like the recent ones in Egypt. Western Coalition Is Urged to Fight IE alongside Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11756&SEO=western-coalition-is-urged-to-fight-ie-alongside-russia Moscow, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian Senator Frants Klintsevich has called today the US-led Western coalition to join Moscow in a real struggle in Syria against the Islamic State (ISIS). Pope Francis Calls for Divine Support for Good Seekers in Lat Am http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11755&SEO=pope-francis-calls-for-divine-support-for-good-seekers-in-lat-am Rome, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has called today on the divine power to support those striving to guarantee the common good in Latin America, sometimes marked by political and social tensions that, in some cases, lead to violence, he said. France Mobilizes 50,000 Police for Security during Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11754&SEO=france-mobilizes-50000-police-for-security-during-elections Paris, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) More than 50,000 police officers and gendarmes will be deployed to ensure security in the upcoming elections in France, Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said in an interview published today. Cuban Doctors in Ecuador Highlight Legacy of Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11753&SEO=cuban-doctors-in-ecuador-highlight-legacy-of-fidel-castro Quito, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Medical Brigade in Ecuador close today the First National Symposium on the Validity of Fidel Castro''s Thinking. Death Toll in Bomb Attack on Syria Bus Convoy Rises to 112 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11752&SEO=death-toll-in-bomb-attack-on-syria-bus-convoy-rises-to-112 Damascus, April 16 (Prensa Latina) At least 112 people died as a result of a suicide attack on a caravan transporting evacuated people from the besieged towns of al-Fuoaa and Kefraya to Aleppo, as reported by some media sources in Damascus. UN Condemns Attack against Refugee Caravan in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11751&SEO=un-condemns-attack-against-refugee-caravan-in-syria United Nations, April 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned today a terrorist attack in Syria against a convoy of buses evacuating 5,000 civilians and armed opponents who decided to leave their terrorist-besieged towns. The car-bomb left over 110 dead. Cuba to Host Int'l Forum on Financial Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11748&SEO=cuba-to-host-intl-forum-on-financial-affairs Havana, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC) is organizing a forum on financial affairs, to be attended by about 400 experts from several countries, the organizing committee confirmed. Congolese Ambassador Highlights Fidel Castro's Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11746&SEO=congolese-ambassador-highlights-fidel-castros-heritage 15 de abril de 2017, 14:59Santiago de Cuba, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The ambassador of the Republic of Congo, Pascal Onguembi, highlighted here the altruist and solidarity heritage of Fidel Castro, whom he described as the more humane of all men and women he has known. Russian, Chinese Foreign Ministers Discuss Syria, Korean Peninsula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11743&SEO=russian-chinese-foreign-ministers-discuss-syria-korean-peninsula 15 de abril de 2017, 11:54Beijing, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, had a telephone conversation about their nations'' bilateral ties and the situation in Syria and the Korean Peninsula, local media reported today. Ecuadorean National Electoral Council Prepares Vote Recounting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11740&SEO=ecuadorean-national-electoral-council-prepares-vote-recounting 15 de abril de 2017, 11:29Quito, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador is preparing all details to start recounting votes on Tuesday, when authorities will review 3,865 protocols from the second round of presidential elections. Russia, Syria and the Fears of the West http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11739&SEO=russia-syria-and-the-fears-of-the-west 15 de abril de 2017, 11:26Moscow, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) As more clarity is demanded in the investigation into what happened in the Syrian province of Idlib, the West gets more nervous, above all, after the discussions here at a meeting among the foreign ministers from Syria, Iran and Russia. India Calls Off Maritime Talks with Pakistan amid Tension http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11737&SEO=india-calls-off-maritime-talks-with-pakistan-amid-tension New Delhi, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) India has reportedly canceled the talks with Pakistan on maritime security, scheduled for next week, amid tension over Islamabad''s decision to convict a suspected spy in the country. Cuba: National Ballet Celebrates 180 Years of Great Theater of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11735&SEO=cuba-national-ballet-celebrates-180-years-of-great-theater-of-havana Havana, 15 Apr (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) begins today the celebration of the 180th anniversary of the Alicia Alonso Great Theater of Havana, with a program of local and foreign choreographies. Rapporteur's Visit Shows Cuba's Zero Tolerance of Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11734&SEO=rapporteurs-visit-shows-cubas-zero-tolerance-of-human-trafficking Havana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The recent official visit by United Nations Rapporteur María Grazia Giammarinaro, showed Cuba''s political will to fight human trafficking and its commitment to protecting the victims. Cuba's Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11729&SEO=cubas-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Por Roberto F. CamposHavana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) As visits by tour operators are aimed today at Cuba''s recreational nautical activities, its flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary while implementing more programs to meet the demands from those who increasingly want to set sail in Cuban waters. Russia Rejects USA Manipulations to Justify Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11727&SEO=russia-rejects-usa-manipulations-to-justify-attack-on-syria Moscow, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) rejected today US intelligence manipulation to justify attacks on sovereign countries such as the recent attack on Syria''s air base Al Shairat, in Homs. Bank of Japan to Offer Brighter View of Economy, Exports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11726&SEO=bank-of-japan-to-offer-brighter-view-of-economy-exports Tokyo,Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a more upbeat view of the economy at this month''s rate review than it did last month, as robust exports and factory output support recovery in the world''s third-largest economy. US Arrests Fugitive on Charges of Writing Anti-Trump Text http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11724&SEO=us-arrests-fugitive-on-charges-of-writing-anti-trump-text Washington, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) US authorities arrested fugitive Joseph Jakubowski, who was the target of a national persecution since April 4 on charges of armed robbery and writing a manifesto against President Donald Trump. Ultrasound Scan in Intensive Medicine, a New Cuban Experience http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11723&SEO=ultrasound-scan-in-intensive-medicine-a-new-cuban-experience Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban experience in the application of ultrasound scan in intensive medicine is considered as one of most interesting issues debated at the International Congress URGRAV-2017, held in Havana. Angola Prepares Gold Market Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11722&SEO=angola-prepares-gold-market-regulations Luanda, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Angolan authorities are preparing the regulation of the gold market to stop illegal sales, which last year reached three tons of the metal. Russia Confirms Attendance to Silk Route Forum in Beijing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11721&SEO=russia-confirms-attendance-to-silk-route-forum-in-beijing Beijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that he will attend the First International Cooperation Forum on the Silk Road to be held in the capital next month, announced the government here Friday. Belarus Values 25-Year of Diplomatic Relations with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11720&SEO=belarus-values-25-year-of-diplomatic-relations-with-cuba Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Belarus celebrate today their 25-year diplomatic relations. The bilateral ties have taken deep roots and gone beyond the April 1992´s historic protocol signing. Oman, Kuwait Sign Agreement for Refining Crude Oil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11719&SEO=oman-kuwait-sign-agreement-for-refining-crude-oil Muscat, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Business circles in Oman highlighted the recent signing of a cooperation agreement with Kuwait to develop a refinery and petrochemical complex in Duqm, a locality in Al Wusta province. China Insists on Dialogue as Solution to Korean Peninsula Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11718&SEO=china-insists-on-dialogue-as-solution-to-korean-peninsula-conflict Beijing, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisted today that dialogue is the only solution to the conflict in the Korean peninsula and strongly opposed any gesture likely to increase tension in that area. Sebastian Vettel Fastest in 1st Session at Sakhir,Bahrain GP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11717&SEO=sebastian-vettel-fastest-in-1st-session-at-sakhirbahrain-gp Manama,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the first practice session at the Bahrain Grand Prix, while Formula One rival Lewis Hamilton saved his pace for Friday''s second practice and did not push for a leading time. Informative Manipulation of Private TV Station in Venezuela Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11716&SEO=informative-manipulation-of-private-tv-station-in-venezuela-denounced Caracas, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan analyst Miguel Perez Pirela accused the private television station Globovisión of constructing false news - or false positives - in the alleged protests and demonstrations organized last week by the opposition right wing. Iranian FM Travels to Russia for Tripartite Meeting on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11715&SEO=iranian-fm-travels-to-russia-for-tripartite-meeting-on-syria Tehran, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, traveled to Russia today to attend a tripartite meeting on Syria, days after an attack by the United States that the diplomat described as an ''unilateral unacceptable act.'' Queen, Freddie Mercury Biopic To Be Released In 2018 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11714&SEO=queen-freddie-mercury-biopic-to-be-released-in-2018 London,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Brian May has revealed the upcoming Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic will be out in 2018. 3,865 Ballot Papers of Ecuador's Ballotage to Be Recounted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11713&SEO=3865-ballot-papers-of-ecuadors-ballotage-to-be-recounted Quito, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) announced the next recount of 3,865 ballot papers of the second round of elections, held on April 2, after analyzing objections from the two contending political organizations. Seismic Activity Scales Down in San Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11712&SEO=seismic-activity-scales-down-in-san-salvador San Salvador, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorean President Salvador Sanchez Ceren is currently overseeing the work on prevention and response to the quakes that have been shaking this capital since last Sunday, even though the seismic activity has significantly scaled down. Turkey, Russia Backs Independent Probe Into Use of Chemical Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11711&SEO=turkey-russia-backs-independent-probe-into-use-of-chemical-weapons Ankara, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Turkey have agreed to support an independent investigation into the use of chemical weapons in northern Syria. Cuba, France Revive Scientific Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11709&SEO=cuba-france-revive-scientific-cooperation Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The scientific-technological cooperation between Cuba and France has undergone a revival process since 2016 with great possibilities of expansion in the future, Granma newspaper reported. Vietnam Approves Another Plan to Deal with War Sequels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11708&SEO=vietnam-approves-another-plan-to-deal-with-war-sequels Hanoi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam will increase campaigns to prevent accidents with bombs and mines launched against the country and thus reinforce public safety as part of a plan aimed at resolving the sequels of wars, transcended here today. Visit of ICAP Vice President to Rome Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11707&SEO=visit-of-icap-vice-president-to-rome-concludes Rome, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The vice-president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Elio Gámez, concluded today a four-day visit to Rome on a tour that will also include the cities of Milan, Venice, and Turin. You Will Never Break Out Spirit, Said US Immigrants Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11706&SEO=you-will-never-break-out-spirit-said-us-immigrants-children Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of children, stemming from several US states, have mobilized to the White House to send a message against US President Donald Trump''s crackdown on illegal immigration that bring about the separation of families. Gareth Bale Out of Sporting Game With Calf Injury, Could Miss Bayern http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11705&SEO=gareth-bale-out-of-sporting-game-with-calf-injury-could-miss-bayern Madrid, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Gareth Bale has a new calf injury and will miss the La Liga leaders'' trip to Sporting Gijon on Saturday, while he is a doubt for Tuesday''s Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Bayern Munich. Colombia Resumes Search Missions for Those Still Missing in Mocoa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11704&SEO=colombia-resumes-search-missions-for-those-still-missing-in-mocoa Bogota, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian rescuers are resuming missions to search for missing persons in the municipality of Mocoa, stricken by mudslides on April 1, after local groups demanded the continuation of such work, confirmed RCN La Radio. Syrian President Says US Is on the Side of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11703&SEO=syrian-president-says-us-is-on-the-side-of-terrorists Damascus, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) ''Our impression is that the West, mainly the United States, is on the side of terrorists, and they set up a story as a pretext for the attack on Syria,'' President Bashar al-Assad said in statements released today in Damascus. UN Rapporteur Concludes in Cuba Agenda on Human Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11702&SEO=un-rapporteur-concludes-in-cuba-agenda-on-human-trafficking Havana, April 14 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, concluded her official program in Cuba with a press conference where she will set forth her criteria on struggling against human trafficking. Outside Africa No One Supported Namibia as Much as Cuba, Geingob Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11701&SEO=outside-africa-no-one-supported-namibia-as-much-as-cuba-geingob-says Windhoek, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) No other country outside of Africa contributed as selflessly as Cuba to the freedom that Namibia enjoy today, President Hage Geingob said. International Congress on Intensive Care URGRAV 2017 Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11700&SEO=international-congress-on-intensive-care-urgrav-2017-concludes Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The analysis of the impact of zika and H1N1 influenza in Latin America, from the perspective of intensive medicine, marks the last day of the International Congress of the specialty, URGRAV 2017, concluding here today. Cuban Residents in the USA Reopen Cultural Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11699&SEO=cuban-residents-in-the-usa-reopen-cultural-club Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cubans living in Washington and in Maryland, Virginia and Louisiana states reopened today, along with Cuban diplomats, a cultural club as a perfect setting to highlight unity among fellow Cubans. ELAM Increases the Health Family with More Specialists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11698&SEO=elam-increases-the-health-family-with-more-specialists Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, with thousands of graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), increased more health specialists to its supportive family, as stated by a US graduate. Syrian Army Rejected Terrorists Attacks in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11697&SEO=syrian-army-rejected-terrorists-attacks-in-hama Hama, Syria, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian armed forces and support militia fought off an attack by former Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Cham from Houla region to various Syrian army areas in Qurmusa. Former Pakistani Foreign Minister Calls for Indo-Pak Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11696&SEO=former-pakistani-foreign-minister-calls-for-indo-pak-dialogue New Delhi, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The resumption of the stalled dialogue between India and Pakistan is now a prevailing need for the region, said former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khursheed Kasuri. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted in India http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11695&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-in-india New Delhi, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Several social, trade union and educational organizations in India highlighted the work and legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, while condemning the US blockade against the island. India Plans to Buy Three More French Submarines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11694&SEO=india-plans-to-buy-three-more-french-submarines New Delhi, April 14 (Prensa Latina) India is considering the possibility of buying three other French Scorpene submarines, after the six already agreed in 2005, today revealed a military source to The Hindu. Fifty-six Aprils after the Playa Giron Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11692&SEO=fifty-six-aprils-after-the-playa-giron-victory Por Marta Denis Valle*Havana (Prensa Latina) The freedom and the future of the Cuban people were at stake in Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs) 56 years ago, when Cuba defeated, in a lightning counteroffensive, the operation best prepared by the United States in Latin America. IOC Keeps 50-Km March as Part of Olympic Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11688&SEO=ioc-keeps-50-km-march-as-part-of-olympic-program 13 de abril de 2017, 19:14London, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rejected unanimously the proposal presented by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to supress the 50-kilometer march from the program of the Olympic Games. Russia Defends Probe into Chemical Weapon Use and US Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11683&SEO=russia-defends-probe-into-chemical-weapon-use-and-us-attack-on-syria 13 de abril de 2017, 16:10Moscow, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov said today it was necessary to investigate into the UWS attack against a Syrian air base and the place where the supposed use of chemical weapons took place. German Bank Concerned about Protectionism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11679&SEO=german-bank-concerned-about-protectionism 13 de abril de 2017, 15:59Berlin, April 13 (Prensa Latina) The German central bank (Bundesbank) affirmed that was quite concerned about growing isolationist trends that could turn into a trade war. Cuban FM to Visit Spain, Portugal and Greece http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11678&SEO=cuban-fm-to-visit-spain-portugal-and-greece 13 de abril de 2017, 15:57Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla will start in Spain on Monday April 17 an European tour that will take him, also, to Portugal and Greece, the webpage of the Cuban Foreign Ministry announced Thursday. USA Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11677&SEO=usa-drops-largest-non-nuclear-bomb-in-afghanistan 13 de abril de 2017, 15:53Washington, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The United States dropped in Afghanistan the largest ever built non-nuclear bomb available in its arsenal, military sources confirmed. Mexican Tourist Destinations Threatened by Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11676&SEO=mexican-tourist-destinations-threatened-by-climate-change Mexico, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The main Mexican tourist destinations on the beach are highly exposed to the effects of climate change due to sea level rise, especially in the Caribbean region, according to studies released here. MAVEN Spacecraft Detected Metal Ions in Mars Atmosphere http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11675&SEO=maven-spacecraft-detected-metal-ions-in-mars-atmosphere Washington, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) NASA''s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) spacecraft, in orbit around the Red Planet since 2014, has detected metal ions in Mars'' upper atmosphere, marking the first detection of metal in the atmosphere of a world other than Earth. Blake and Thompson to Lead Jamaican Team for World Relay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11674&SEO=blake-and-thompson-to-lead-jamaican-team-for-world-relay Kingston, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican sprinters Yphan Blake and Elaine Thompson will be the leaders of the Jamaican 41-member team to represent the Caribbean island at the World Relay Race Championship from April 22 and 23 in Bahamas. Top-seeded Dimitrov Loses Opening Tennis Match in Morocco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11673&SEO=top-seeded-dimitrov-loses-opening-tennis-match-in-morocco Marrakech, Marocco,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Top-seeded Grigor Dimitrov lost his opening match at the Grand Prix Hassan II, bowing out against veteran Tommy Robredo 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 today. Cholera Spreading in Somalia, 50,000 Cases Foreseen: WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11672&SEO=cholera-spreading-in-somalia-50000-cases-foreseen-who Geneva, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 25,000 people in famine-threatened Somalia have been struck by cholera or acute watery diarrhoea and the deadly epidemic should double by this summer, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said today. Glowing Bacteria Offer Hope For Safe Detection of Landmines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11670&SEO=glowing-bacteria-offer-hope-for-safe-detection-of-landmines London,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers at an Israeli university has successfully tested a technology using fluorescent bacteria and lasers that could become a safer system for detecting buried landmines. Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago to Increase Cooperation Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11669&SEO=cuba-trinidad-tobago-to-increase-cooperation-ties Port-of-Spain, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Cuba are evaluating the signing of new cooperation agreements in public health, culture, tourism and energy, a diplomatic source informed today. UN Rapporteur Visits Cuban Sex Education Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11668&SEO=un-rapporteur-visits-cuban-sex-education-center Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur María Grazia Giammarinaro was informed today about details of the work of the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex), during a meeting in that institution held in the context of her official visit to Cuba. Post-Quake Stress Causes 71 Deaths in Kumamoto,Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11667&SEO=post-quake-stress-causes-71-deaths-in-kumamotojapan Tokyo,Apr 13 (Prensa Latina)It was learned that stress caused by a number of aftershocks and prolonged evacuation took the lives of more than 70 survivors, due to a series of earthquakes that hit Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in April last year. Important International Science Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11666&SEO=important-international-science-congress-in-cuba Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 350 scientific works were received by the 7th International Congress on Medical Urgencies, Emergencies and Intensive Care (URGRAV 2017) in its second day at the Havana Convewntion Center Thursday. Cuban Doctors Still Working Nevertheless of Long Holiday in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11665&SEO=cuban-doctors-still-working-nevertheless-of-long-holiday-in-peru Piura, Perú, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina)The Cuban doctors taking care of the Peruvian flood victims in this city and its sourroundings, are mantianing their solidarity work independently of the long holidays due to Easter. China Urges US, Russia to Avoid Conflicts Related to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11664&SEO=china-urges-us-russia-to-avoid-conflicts-related-to-syria Beijing, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) China urged the United States and Russia to increase communication, in order to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Syrian crisis. Cuban Foreign Minister will Start Official Visit to Spain on Monday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11662&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-will-start-official-visit-to-spain-on-monday Madrid, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, will start next Monday an official visit to Spain attending an invitation made by the authorities of that European country, as it transcended here today. Youngsters Reject US Policies Against Undocumented Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11660&SEO=youngsters-reject-us-policies-against-undocumented-immigrants Washington, April 13 (Prensa Latina) A caravan of 40 children and young people, who left three days ago the city of Miami, Florida, arrived here today with a message against deportations of undocumented immigrants. UN Decides to End Blue Helmets Mission in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11659&SEO=un-decides-to-end-blue-helmets-mission-in-haiti United Nations, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council decided unanimously Thursday to end the Mission of Stabilization in Haiti (Minustah) in October, to give birth and space to a new kind of relation between Port-au-Prince and the UN. China, Japan and South Korea seek Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11658&SEO=china-japan-and-south-korea-seek-free-trade Tokyo, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Negotiators of China, Japan and South Korea examined today in this capital the possibility of boosting the exchange of merchandise and services and promoting the exchange of goods, services and give a thrust to free trade. Lebanon to Stop Palestinians Clashes Outside Camps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11657&SEO=lebanon-to-stop-palestinians-clashes-outside-camps Beirut, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese army commander General Joseph Aoun warned today that the Lebanese army will forcefully prevent any attempt to extend the fighting between Palestinian militias in the Ain El-Hilweh camp to the city of Saida. Panama Tries to Save Bank Sanctioned by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11656&SEO=panama-tries-to-save-bank-sanctioned-by-usa Panama, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) In a last-minute attempt to save the closure of Balboa Bank, the Panamanian regulating institution extended today for 30 days the forced liquidation due to an extraterritorial sanction of the United States. Chemical Fumes of US-Led Coalition Attack Killed Hundreds in Syiria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11655&SEO=chemical-fumes-of-us-led-coalition-attack-killed-hundreds-in-syiria Damascus, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) An air strike by the U.S.-led coalition in Deir Ezzor, Syria, hit a weapon depot with chemical substances stockpiled by ISIS terrorists, and the explosions left hundreds of dead, civilians among them, the General Command of the Syrian Armed Forces reported. Bachelet Launches Bold Proposal to Improve Pensions in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11654&SEO=bachelet-launches-bold-proposal-to-improve-pensions-in-chile Por By Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A bold proposal to improve pensions in Chile, one of the headaches of society at the moment, left the scene ready for debate in Congress and within social movements. Organizations demand to Resume Search of Missing By Mocoa Mudslides http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11653&SEO=organizations-demand-to-resume-search-of-missing-by-mocoa-mudslides Bogota, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) After almost two weeks of mudslides in Putumayo, organizations in that department demand the government today to continue searching for the missing, in order to find the bodies of all the victims and give them a decent burial. Ecuador's President Supports Random Review of Ballot Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11649&SEO=ecuadors-president-supports-random-review-of-ballot-papers Quito, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa supported a proposal by Guayaquil Mayor Jaime Nebot for a random review of ballot papers for the second round of presidential elections held on April 2, but under conditions. Two Dead and One Wounded in Venezuela Violent Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11648&SEO=two-dead-and-one-wounded-in-venezuela-violent-protests Caracas, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A 13-year-old adolescent and a 36-year-old man lost their lives as a result of gunshot wounds, and another was injured amid violent incidents encouraged by ultra-right groups in Venezuela''s Lara state. Incitement to Violence in Venezuelan Churches Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11647&SEO=incitement-to-violence-in-venezuelan-churches-denounced Caracas, April 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Doris Infante, secretary general of the Victims'' Association (Asovic), of the April 2002 coup accused the Archbishop of Caracas, Jorge Urosa Savino, of inciting violence in several catholic churches of Venezuela. Cuban Province of Camaguey Host of Conference on Mind Sports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11642&SEO=cuban-province-of-camaguey-host-of-conference-on-mind-sports Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Specialists of various nationalities will meet in this Central-Eastern Cuban city at the International Conference on Mind Sports (Cidem 2017), scheduled from May 3 to 5. Cuba Enhancing Recreational Nautical Activities and Its Flagship Club http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11641&SEO=cuba-enhancing-recreational-nautical-activities-and-its-flagship-club Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) As recreational nautical activities in Cuba are attracting a growing number of foreign tourists, travel agencies are implementing more programs to meet the increasing demands of those who want to sail along Cuban waters, while the island''s nautical flagship club is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Lebanese Parliament Disqualified for Disagreement in Electoral Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11640&SEO=lebanese-parliament-disqualified-for-disagreement-in-electoral-law Beirut, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese President Michel Aoun suspended today the parliamentary activities for a month, due to the inability of parliamentarians to agree on an electoral law which temporarily blocks proposed plans to extend parliament''s term for the third time in a row since 2013. Canadian Journalist Urges PM to Disengage from Actions against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11638&SEO=canadian-journalist-urges-pm-to-disengage-from-actions-against-syria Ottawa, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s alignment with US actions to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is nowadays a dangerous game and an inconsistent approach to Donald Trump, according to The Toronto Star newspaper. UN: Russia Calls to Keep Syrian Political Situation Preserved http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11637&SEO=un-russia-calls-to-keep-syrian-political-situation-preserved 12 de abril de 2017, 18:06United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia called on Wednesday, at the United Nations Security Council, to preserve the choice of a political way out to the Syrian conflict, in the middle of a scalation of the actions by western countries to impose a change of regime in Syria. Alarmed after Violence in Venezuela, Russia Calls to Negotiate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11635&SEO=alarmed-after-violence-in-venezuela-russia-calls-to-negotiate Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today to be alarmed, due to the spiral of violence by the right in Venezuela and concerned about the statements by the US South Command, while it called to negotiate to solve the political crisis. Donald Trump Harps on Construction of Border Wall http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11632&SEO=donald-trump-harps-on-construction-of-border-wall 12 de abril de 2017, 16:21Washington, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. government will decide soon on the project to build a big wall all over the Mexican border, US President Donald Trump said. Cuba Champions Exchange Between Regional Intensivists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11631&SEO=cuba-champions-exchange-between-regional-intensivists 12 de abril de 2017, 16:19Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The Director of Innovation and Technology Department of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, Ileana Morales, today highlighted the exchange opportunity to the critical care physicians at URGRAV-2017. UK Threatens to Suspend Northen Ireland Autonomy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11630&SEO=uk-threatens-to-suspend-northen-ireland-autonomy 12 de abril de 2017, 16:16London, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) U.K. Minister for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire warned today that if regional parties decline to form a government before May it could suspend their political autonomy. Venezuela Condemns OAS Inaction Against Opposition Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11629&SEO=venezuela-condemns-oas-inaction-against-opposition-violence 12 de abril de 2017, 16:15Caracas, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López criticized the leadership of the Organization of American States (OAS) today, for being reluctant to condemn vandalic actions carried out by the opposition in recent demonstrations. Cuba Reiterates Commitment with International Humanitarian Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11628&SEO=cuba-reiterates-commitment-with-international-humanitarian-law 12 de abril de 2017, 16:12Geneva, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated at the UN Headquarters in Geneva its commitment to respect and comply with international humanitarian law (IHL), as well as the intergovernmental process aimed at strengthening it. Vice President of Venezuela Calls on the People to Guarantee Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11627&SEO=vice-president-of-venezuela-calls-on-the-people-to-guarantee-peace 12 de abril de 2017, 16:08Caracas, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Minister for the Communes and Social Movements, Aristóbulo Istúriz, stated today that awareness, organization and mobilization will be the people''s main weapons to guarantee peace in Venezuela. Western Resolution against Syria Fails to Pass at UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11626&SEO=western-resolution-against-syria-fails-to-pass-at-un-security-council 12 de abril de 2017, 16:06United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A draft resolution against Syria presented by the U.S. France and United Kingdom failed to pass today at the U.N. Security Council as Russia vetoed it. Bolivia also voted against, while China, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan abstained. Bayern Munich Striker Robert Lewandowski Out of Real Madrid Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11625&SEO=bayern-munich-striker-robert-lewandowski-out-of-real-madrid-game Munich,Germany,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina)Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out of Wednesday''s Champions League quarterfinal first leg against Real Madrid with a shoulder injury his place will be taken by Thomas Muller. Japan,UN to Work Jointly on Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11624&SEO=japanun-to-work-jointly-on-natural-disasters Tokyo, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A group of Japanese lawmakers pledged to work with the United Nations to promote international contributions, in order to deal with natural disasters, the press reported Wednesday. LatAm Students to Pay Tribute to Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11623&SEO=latam-students-to-pay-tribute-to-che-guevara Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Continental Latin American and Caribbean Students Organization (Oclae) will reissue the caravan that in 1997 transferred to Cuba the remains of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara and a group of his comrades, reported a local newspaper. Guitarist John Geils Jr. is Found Dead in His Massachusetts Home http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11622&SEO=guitarist-john-geils-jr.-is-found-dead-in-his-massachusetts-home Los Ángeles, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Guitarist John Warren Geils Jr., founder of The J. Geils Band known for such hits as ''Love Stinks,'' ''''Freeze Frame'' and ''Centerfold,'' has died in his Massachusetts home at the age of 71. Fernando Alonso to Miss Monaco Grand Prix to Compete in Indy 500 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11621&SEO=fernando-alonso-to-miss-monaco-grand-prix-to-compete-in-indy-500 London,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Alonso will miss this year''s Monaco Grand Prix after it was confirmed by McLaren that he will compete at the blue-riband Indianapolis 500 event instead. Mandate of Supreme Court Minister Exposes Coupists in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11620&SEO=mandate-of-supreme-court-minister-exposes-coupists-in-brazil Brasilia, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The authorization given by Minister of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) Edson Fachin to investigate 74 authorities with privileges leaves exposed today key figures of the parliamentary coup staged against Dilma Rousseff. Better Detection May Explain Higher Child Cancer Numbers:Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11619&SEO=better-detection-may-explain-higher-child-cancer-numbersstudy London,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Global childhood cancer rates jumped 13 percent in the decade to 2010 compared to the 1980s, according to a UN-backed study released Wednesday that says the increase may be due in part to improved detection,according to The Lancet. US Citizens Want to Sail to Cuba Freely http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11618&SEO=us-citizens-want-to-sail-to-cuba-freely Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) US recreational sailors want to travel freely to Cuba and influence the government of Washington to lift all kinds of restrictions against Havana, Commodore José Miguel Díaz Escrich said today. Zika Virus: Themis Initiates Worldwide First Study of Zika Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11617&SEO=zika-virus-themis-initiates-worldwide-first-study-of-zika-vaccine Vienna,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A promising vaccine for the Zika virus is now being tested by Themis Bioscience GmbH, a specialized biotech company developing prophylactic vaccines against emerging tropical infectious diseases. UN Ready for New Round of Inter-Syrian Talks Despite Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11616&SEO=un-ready-for-new-round-of-inter-syrian-talks-despite-tensions United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura said today that the organization is ready to resume the peace talks in Geneva in May, despite the escalating tensions in recent days. Bolivian President Resumes Government Activities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11615&SEO=bolivian-president-resumes-government-activities La Paz, Apr,12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales resumed his activities today at the Government Palace, where he chaired the usual cabinet meeting after several days of rest due to a throat operation in Cuba. Cuban Doctors Reinforce Hospital Staff for Care of Peruvian Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11614&SEO=cuban-doctors-reinforce-hospital-staff-for-care-of-peruvian-victims Piura, Peru, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban medical brigade working in solidarity in this northern Peruvian city, affected by major floods, began today to reinforce the field hospital installed to take care of the victims. South Africa, Qatar Talking Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11613&SEO=south-africa-qatar-talking-business Pretoria, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s renewable energy policy was lauded by Qatar at a bilateral business forum in Pretoria on Wednesday, organized to promote economic and investment relations. ''South Africa''s renewable power policy is impressive and ambitious. I commend the policy for not only the ambition but the credibility that lies behind it,'' I admire South Africans and the mention of natural gas in the renewable energy policy even though natural gas is not a renewable energy source,'' Fahd Al Kuwari was quoted as saying by SA News on the sidelines of the meeting. Correa: Opposition Seeks to Avoid Continuity of the Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11612&SEO=correa-opposition-seeks-to-avoid-continuity-of-the-revolution Quito, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa warned today that the opposition, aware of its defeat at polls, only seeks to prevent the continuity of the citizens revolution. Turkey Calls for Use of Force to Overthrow Syrian President Assad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11611&SEO=turkey-calls-for-use-of-force-to-overthrow-syrian-president-assad Ankara, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Foreign Minister Omer Celik called on the southern city of Adana today to use force against Damascus government to prevent atrocities against the civilian population. Putin Criticizes West for Blind Support Against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11610&SEO=putin-criticizes-west-for-blind-support-against-syria Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday criticized leaders of Western countries for their blind support for the United States attack on a Syrian air base, under arguments of dubious origin. Cuba Drills More Water Wells to Counter the Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11609&SEO=cuba-drills-more-water-wells-to-counter-the-drought Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The drilling of new wells to recharge the water table is now among the investments in this central Cuban province to minimize the effects of the prolonged drought that affects the region. NASA Image of Jupiter Shows Planet in Unprecedented Detail http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11608&SEO=nasa-image-of-jupiter-shows-planet-in-unprecedented-detail Washington, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Jupiter''s gorgeous bands and raging storms are on full display in a jaw-dropping new photo by NASA''s Hubble Space Telescope. Trump Says was 'Very Good' Call with Chinese President Xi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11607&SEO=trump-says-was-very-good-call-with-chinese-president-xi Washington, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump called a recent telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea as very good. The Challenges of the Left in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11606&SEO=the-challenges-of-the-left-in-latin-america Por Orlando Oramas León*Mexico (Prensa Latina) A left-wing president in Mexico would not be good for the United States or even for Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said recently in Washington. Russia Upholds US Missile Attack on Syria Unlawful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11605&SEO=russia-upholds-us-missile-attack-on-syria-unlawful Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) As US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, visits Moscow, Russia''s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused Washington of carrying out an unlawful missile attack against a Syrian military airfield. UNICEF Condemns Use of Children in Suicidal Attacks by Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11604&SEO=unicef-condemns-use-of-children-in-suicidal-attacks-by-boko-haram United Nations, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF) denounced today the increasing use of children by fundamentalist Sect Boko Haram, to carry out suicidal attacks in countries of the Chad Lake Basin. New Details on Alleged Chemical Attack in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11603&SEO=new-details-on-alleged-chemical-attack-in-syria By Pedro García Hernández Russia Seeks Precisions for Antiterrorist Cooperation with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11601&SEO=russia-seeks-precisions-for-antiterrorist-cooperation-with-u.s. Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) We seek cooperation with the United States in such issues as the creation of a broad antiterrorist front and we always abide with international law in our bilateral ties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. WTO Reports World Trade will Grow this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11600&SEO=wto-reports-world-trade-will-grow-this-year Geneva, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) informed today that global exchanges will grow from 1.8 to 3.5 percent this year, compared to the weak results in 2016. Xi and Trump Discuss Situation in Korean Peninsula and Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11597&SEO=xi-and-trump-discuss-situation-in-korean-peninsula-and-syria Beijing, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping discuss today via telephone with his US counterpart Donald Trump the problems in the Korean peninsula and Syria. U.S. Secretary of State Arrives in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11594&SEO=u.s.-secretary-of-state-arrives-in-russia Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, will meet this Wednesday with his Russian peer, Serguei Lavrov to discuss among other issues the situation in Syria, Ukraine, security and anti-terrorism. French Academicians Praise Cuba's Scientific Potentiality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11593&SEO=french-academicians-praise-cubas-scientific-potentiality Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Franco-Cuban Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation today highlighted Cuba''s progress in medicine, education and biotechnology, as well as the enormous potentiality for the two-way cooperation. US Researcher Speaks in Cuba about Citrus Greening Disease http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11592&SEO=us-researcher-speaks-in-cuba-about-citrus-greening-disease Havana, April 12 (Prensa Latina) US researcher James Graham gave a masterly lecture on Huanglongbird (HLB), a disease of citrus fruits caused by a vector-borne pathogen, at the 8th International Scientific Seminar on Plant Health. Cuban City Receives 26th Edition of the International Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11591&SEO=cuban-city-receives-26th-edition-of-the-international-book-fair Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) An artistic gala at the Principal Theater of Sancti Spiritus -central Cuba- opened last night the 26th edition of the International Book Fair in this city founded in 1514 by the Spaniards and it is today World Heritage of Humanity. South African Deputy Foreign Minister in India for BRICS Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11590&SEO=south-african-deputy-foreign-minister-in-india-for-brics-meeting Pretoria, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The South African Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Nomaindia Mfeketo, travelled to the port city of Visakhapatnam, India, to attend the meeting of the BRICS on the Middle East and North Africa today. Antonio Guterres Proposes to Shut Down UN Mission in Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11583&SEO=antonio-guterres-proposes-to-shut-down-un-mission-in-haiti 11 de abril de 2017, 16:42United Nations, April 11 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today proposed the Security Council to close the 13-year-old UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) in October this year, on the grounds of progress in this Caribbean country. Attacks against Syria Favor Terrorism, Russian Senator Denounces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11581&SEO=attacks-against-syria-favor-terrorism-russian-senator-denounces 11 de abril de 2017, 16:22Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The attack by the United States against Syria is a sign in favor of terrorists, said today the Russian Senate President Valentina Matvienko, in a meeting in this capital with the top leader of the Syrian Parliament, Jadia al-Abbas. Washington lacked justification to launch a missile attack against the syrian Al-Shayrat, said Matvienko, who described that action as a blow to the relations between Russia and the United States. Syrian Army Carries Out Offensives In Aleppo and Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11579&SEO=syrian-army-carries-out-offensives-in-aleppo-and-homs 11 de abril de 2017, 16:13Damascus, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army has been carrying out an offensive against positions of the Islamic State (IS), Daesh, and the former Nusra Front in the eastern regions of the provinces of Aleppo and Homs, military sources reported. Thousands of Chilean Students Protest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11578&SEO=thousands-of-chilean-students-protest 11 de abril de 2017, 16:12Santiago de Chile, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of thousands of Chilean students protested Tuesday against a bill designed to establish free learning in higher education, since they consider it is slanted and it is discussed at the back of those interested. Paralympic Champion Omara Durand Receives Samaranch Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11577&SEO=paralympic-champion-omara-durand-receives-samaranch-award 11 de abril de 2017, 15:59Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban World champion Omara Durand received today the Juan Antonio Samaranch Award of Athletic Excellency for her results in competitions for disabled athletes during 2016. Foreign Tourists Flock to Cuban Central Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11576&SEO=foreign-tourists-flock-to-cuban-central-destination 11 de abril de 2017, 15:21Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) A 21% increase in tourist arrivals was registered in Cuban resort Jardines del Rey, in the center of the island, during the first quarter of this year. Syrian Marched in Damascus to Protest US Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11575&SEO=syrian-marched-in-damascus-to-protest-us-aggression 11 de abril de 2017, 15:11Damascus, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Demonstrators summoned by the National Union of Syrian Students gathered in front of the UN office in Damascus to condemn the United States aggression against their country. Peru: Patients Flock to Cuban Doctors' for Attention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11574&SEO=peru-patients-flock-to-cuban-doctors-for-attention 11 de abril de 2017, 14:55Piura, Peru, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The amount of people seeking medical attention by Cuban doctors who came to Peru to lend a helping hand amidst the natural disaster caused by heavy rains and flooding has raised the number of consultations to 4,200. G-7 Foreign Ministers Close Meeting in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11573&SEO=g-7-foreign-ministers-close-meeting-in-italy Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) With an aggressive speech against Syria, the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea, Russia and, to a lesser extent, Iran, G-7 foreign ministers closed Tuesday their two-day meeting in the Italian city of Lucca. South African Authorities Call for Orderly Wednesday Protest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11572&SEO=south-african-authorities-call-for-orderly-wednesday-protest Pretoria, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The South African Police Service (SAPS) as well Lake Chad Basin:A Crisis Rooted in Hunger, Poverty and Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11571&SEO=lake-chad-basina-crisis-rooted-in-hunger-poverty-and-climate-change Rome,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The crisis afflicting the strife-torn Lake Chad Basin is rooted in decades of neglect, lack of rural development and the impact of climate change, and the only way to ensure a lasting solution is to address these including through investments in sustainable agriculture, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva, said today. Brazilian Neymar Suspended Three Games, To Miss El Clasico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11570&SEO=brazilian-neymar-suspended-three-games-to-miss-el-clasico Madrid,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Federation of Soccer brought the hammer down on Barcelona''s Neymar on Tuesday, handing him a three-game red card suspension according to Sports Illustrated. Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso Auction at Sotheby's http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11569&SEO=important-ceramics-by-pablo-picasso-auction-at-sothebys London,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Sotheby''s sale of Important Ceramics by Pablo Picasso in London today raised a total of Âú1,040,725 or 1.21 millon euros with all but one of the 86 lots offered finding buyers. The auction was led by the exquisite Gros oiseau visage noir and the bold Taureau, sold respectively for Âú125,000 and Âú100,000. With estimates ranging from Âú1,000 to Âú100,000, 85% of the pieces sold achieved prices above their high estimates, testament to their enduring appeal. UN Dag Halvor Nylander Visits Caracas,Guyana for Border Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11568&SEO=un-dag-halvor-nylander-visits-caracasguyana-for-border-talks United Nations,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Esequibo Border Controversy between Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Dag Halvor Nylander, will visit Caracas and Georgetown until Thursday for the first time to hold high-level meetings with national authorities on the way forward in the Good Offices Process. Survey Finds Bullying Against Fukushima Children Evacuees in Schools http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11567&SEO=survey-finds-bullying-against-fukushima-children-evacuees-in-schools Tokyo, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) An education ministry survey released today found that nearly 200 children evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture following the 2011 nuclear disaster were bullied, with some being abused verbally with derogatory terms linked to the calamity. El Salvador Insists People Should Be Calm During Quakes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11566&SEO=el-salvador-insists-people-should-be-calm-during-quakes San Salvador, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Salvadoran authorities insisted on maintaining calm in the face of the reactivation of the fault that recently triggered a seismic swarm in this country, and ruled out an alleged reactivation of San Salvador volcano. Tennis: Haas Edges Through, Monaco Out in ATP Houston http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11565&SEO=tennis-haas-edges-through-monaco-out-in-atp-houston Houston,USA, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Tommy Haas claimed a long-awaited win as defending champion Juan Monaco bowed out of the US Men''s Clay Court Championship. Turkey Finishes Half of the Border Wall With Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11564&SEO=turkey-finishes-half-of-the-border-wall-with-syria Ankara, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Defense of Turkey has offered information on the construction of the border wall with Syria, of which more than half of it has been already finished,according to the plan. Cuban Puppet Play of García Lorca Revived http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11563&SEO=cuban-puppet-play-of-garcia-lorca-revived Matanzas, Cuba, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban company Teatro Las Estaciones will revive here today the play Retablillo de Don Cristóbal y Señá Rosita, by the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, a puppet show for adults. Tourism- Visiting Cuban Caves http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11562&SEO=tourism-visiting-cuban-caves Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) In the Cuban tourist scene, the cave system attracts more people every year, arriving to the island to enjoy nature trips and adventures, as speleology specialists recognize it today. ALBA Countries Denounce U.S. Economic Aggression Against Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11561&SEO=alba-countries-denounce-u.s.-economic-aggression-against-nicaragua Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) on Tuesday denounced the intentions by U.S. congress people to imposed an economic blockade on Nicaragua. Venezuelan Ombudsman Calls to Prevent Violence, Respect Constitution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11560&SEO=venezuelan-ombudsman-calls-to-prevent-violence-respect-constitution Caracas, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ombudsman Tarek William Saab called on the leaders of opposition organizations in Venezuela to respect the Constitution of the Republic to contribute to the country''s stability. Special Meeting on Syria Favors Political Solution to Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11559&SEO=special-meeting-on-syria-favors-political-solution-to-conflict Rome, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the special meeting on Syria, held today in the city of Lucca, agreed on the need for a political solution to the conflict in that country, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said. Funds for Journalists Security in Mexico About to End http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11558&SEO=funds-for-journalists-security-in-mexico-about-to-end Mexico, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Funds available for the protection of journalists in Mexico are about to be exhausted, despite increased attacks on journalists, human rights defenders warned today. Most Europeans Consider Trump Is a Global Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11557&SEO=most-europeans-consider-trump-is-a-global-threat Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Most people in the main European countries and Brazil consider that President Donald Trump''s taking office in the United States poses a threat to global security, according to a survey published here today. El Salvador on Alert Due to Possible Seismic Swarm http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11556&SEO=el-salvador-on-alert-due-to-possible-seismic-swarm San Salvador, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale closed a telluric day in El Salvador, shaken 275 times by a seismic swarm that killed one person, it was reported today. Panama: 22.1 Percent of Citizens Are Poor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11555&SEO=panama-22.1-percent-of-citizens-are-poor Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Official statistics show today that in March 2016, 885,971 Panamanians were poor, accounting for 22.1 percent of the population, thus reaffirming the inequality in the distribution of wealth, despite a slight improvement in those indicators. Chile's Center-Left Is in a Labyrinth Before the Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11554&SEO=chiles-center-left-is-in-a-labyrinth-before-the-elections Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Seven months before the elections, Chile''s center-left is in a labyrinth after the resignation of former President Ricardo Lagos and the Christian Democrats'' threat to leave the primaries. Acosta Danza to Premiere in Cuba Work of the American Justin Peck http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11553&SEO=acosta-danza-to-premiere-in-cuba-work-of-the-american-justin-peck Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Acosta Danza company confirmed today that it will premiere in Cuba one of the hits of the American choreographer Justin Peck in its spring season on April 21, 22 and 23. American Jurists Transparency of Elections in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11552&SEO=american-jurists-transparency-of-elections-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The American Association of Jurists (AAJ) have today acknowledged Ecuador''s government and institutions for the transparency of recent presidential elections and congratulated winner Lenin Moreno. Argentine Teachers Strike Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11551&SEO=argentine-teachers-strike-again Buenos Aires, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Argentine teachers of the Education Workers Union (Ctera, in Spanish) are striking again today for the repudiation of the police aggression they suffered. China Open to New Sectors for Private Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11548&SEO=china-open-to-new-sectors-for-private-investment Beijing, Abr 11 (Prensa Latina) China will allow the entrance of private capital in more productive, including oil drilling and defense technology, informed todayh the Economic Information Daily, published by Hsinhua state news agency. U.S. Extraterritorial Sanction will Sell Off Panamanian Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11547&SEO=u.s.-extraterritorial-sanction-will-sell-off-panamanian-bank Panama, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Extraterritorial sanctions of the United States could provoke the forced sale or liquidation of Panama Balboa Bank, whose Washington temporary permit expire don April 7 without extension of its license, it was known today. Political Map of Chile Adds new Presidential Pre-candidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11546&SEO=political-map-of-chile-adds-new-presidential-pre-candidate By Fausto Triana Vietnamese Shoe Industry Has Ambitious Targets for 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11545&SEO=vietnamese-shoe-industry-has-ambitious-targets-for-2020 Hanoi, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam proposes to reach between 24 and 26 billion dollars in hide and shoe exports by 2020 as part of a sector''s development plan announced here. North Korea Condemns US Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Deployment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11543&SEO=north-korea-condemns-us-nuclear-aircraft-carrier-deployment Pyongyang, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has condemned the deployment of a US nuclear aircraft carrier task group to the Korean Peninsula, by saying it was an aggressive plot against North Korea. Nicaragua Ratifies in ALBA Solidarity with Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11544&SEO=nicaragua-ratifies-in-alba-solidarity-with-venezuela Managua, April 11 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan Government has ratified its solidarity with Venezuela and rejected the hostility the Nicolas Maduro administration is undergoing by internal right-wing and foreign forces. Pastors for Peace to Set Forth in USA the Cuban Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11542&SEO=pastors-for-peace-to-set-forth-in-usa-the-cuban-reality Washington, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Pastors for Peace Caravan members will reportedly speak on April 26 in Asheville, North Carolina, about the Cuban reality and relations with the United States. UN Secretary General Congratulates Ecuadorian President Elect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11538&SEO=un-secretary-general-congratulates-ecuadorian-president-elect United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has congratulated Ecuadorian president-elect Lenin Moreno, and wished him a success in his executive mandate. Ecuador: Ratification of Lenin Moreno's Victory after Data Validation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11536&SEO=ecuador-ratification-of-lenin-morenos-victory-after-data-validation Quito, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno, of the governmental Alianza PAIS Movement, was ratified today as the winner of the presidential elections carried out in Ecuador on April 2, after the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced the official results. Cuban and French Academicians Highlight Cooperation Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11535&SEO=cuban-and-french-academicians-highlight-cooperation-potential Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Academicians from Cuba and France highlighted today the progress of both nations in the scientific field, as well as the potential for bilateral cooperation in knowledge and technologies for development. Russia Avoids Comments on Possible sanctions by USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11531&SEO=russia-avoids-comments-on-possible-sanctions-by-usa Moscow, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Presidency avoided today to make comments on a possible US sanction package against this country, due to the attitude assumed in the conflict with Syria, where it is fighting terrorist groups. Palestinian Factions Intensifies Fighting in Lebanese Refugee Camp http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11530&SEO=palestinian-factions-intensifies-fighting-in-lebanese-refugee-camp 10 de abril de 2017, 16:08Beirut, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Irregular bursts of heavy machine-guns fires and rocket-propelled grenades continued to be heard tonight at Ain El-Hilweh Refugee Camp, where clashes between Palestinian factions have kept the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on tenterhooks today. UN: Fighting in Western Mosul Displaced 280,000 Iraqis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11529&SEO=un-fighting-in-western-mosul-displaced-280000-iraqis 10 de abril de 2017, 16:04United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) At least 280,000 people left their homes to escape violence in the western part of Mosul, where the Iraqi army is carrying out an offensive to expel the Islamic State (ISIS), the United Nations informed today. Protest in Italy against G-7 Foreign Ministers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11528&SEO=protest-in-italy-against-g-7-foreign-ministers-meeting Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Several hundred people marched in the Italian city of Lucca, about 350km northwest of the capital, to protest against the G-7 foreign ministers meeting there. Iranian President Defends Peaceful Solution in Syria, Condemns Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11527&SEO=iranian-president-defends-peaceful-solution-in-syria-condemns-attack 10 de abril de 2017, 15:59Tehran, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said today that a peaceful solution is the essential and final way to end the crisis in Syria, and condemned the U.S. attack, which he described as inconsistent with international law. Turkish Defense Minister to Meet his US Counterpart http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11526&SEO=turkish-defense-minister-to-meet-his-us-counterpart 10 de abril de 2017, 15:58Ankara, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik announced his trip to Washington Monday to meet his US counterpart James Mattis to talk about the Syrian situation as part of their agenda. Ecuadorian Electoral Council President Denounces Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11525&SEO=ecuadorian-electoral-council-president-denounces-threats 10 de abril de 2017, 15:52Quito, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, has denounced threats from followers of the opposition group CREO-SUMA, who are inciting people today to cause chaos, after their defeat in the general elections. Almost 500,000 Somalis Trying to Escape from Drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11524&SEO=almost-500000-somalis-trying-to-escape-from-drought 10 de abril de 2017, 15:47Mogadishu, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 440,000 Somalis have reportedly left their places since November due to the intense drought, a number that increases every day while the climatic situation deteriorates. Cuban Music to Light Up New Orleans Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11523&SEO=cuban-music-to-light-up-new-orleans-jazz-festival 10 de abril de 2017, 15:34Guantanamo, Cuba Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Musicians of the Cuban ensemble ''Changüí Guantanamo'' are readying themselves to delight the audience attending the 47th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, at the end of this month in the United States. Cuba Thanks Centro Sur Support against US Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11521&SEO=cuba-thanks-centro-sur-support-against-us-blockade Geneva, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has thanked the organization Centro Sur for its constant support in the fight against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against this Caribbean nation. Oldest Tooth Filling Was Made By an Ice Age Dentist in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11520&SEO=oldest-tooth-filling-was-made-by-an-ice-age-dentist-in-italy Washington,Apr 10(Prensa Latina) Scared of the dentist? Be glad you don''t live in the Ice Age. A pair of 13,000-year-old front teeth found in Italy contain the earliest known use of fillings - made out of bitumen. German Army Investigates 275 Fascist Crimes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11519&SEO=german-army-investigates-275-fascist-crimes 10 de abril de 2017, 13:29Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The German military intelligence (MAD) investigated 275 cases of alleged infiltration of the Army by the far right, according to a press release today. Turkish Foreign Minister to Attend Meeting on Syria in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11518&SEO=turkish-foreign-minister-to-attend-meeting-on-syria-in-italy 10 de abril de 2017, 13:26Ankara, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of State of Turkey, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, confirmed today the assistance to the meeting that will take place in Italy, to debate between a group of countries the situation of the war in Syria. Cuba Prioritizes Investments to Mitigate Drought in Eastern Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11517&SEO=cuba-prioritizes-investments-to-mitigate-drought-in-eastern-provinces 10 de abril de 2017, 13:21Guantanamo, Cuba, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Institute of Hydraulic Resources (INRH) of Cuba is giving today priority to investments, in an effort to mitigate the effects of the intense drought that affects a big portion of the island's eastern provinces. Investigation into Terrorist Attack in Sweden Still in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11516&SEO=investigation-into-terrorist-attack-in-sweden-still-in-progress 10 de abril de 2017, 13:19Stockholm, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Swedish National Police Director Dan Eliasson announced today details of the ongoing investigation into the recent terrorist attack carried out in this capital, after which a suspect of Uzbek origin was arrested. No Joint Declaration in G-7 Energy Ministers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11515&SEO=no-joint-declaration-in-g-7-energy-ministers-meeting 10 de abril de 2017, 13:10Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 meeting of energy officials concluded today without the announced joint statement, due to contradictions between the United States and its allies on climate change. 20 Suspected Terrorists Arrested in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11514&SEO=20-suspected-terrorists-arrested-in-russia 10 de abril de 2017, 13:06Moscow,Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Russian security authorities detained 20 persons suspected of carring out terrorists activities in Nayabersk, Yamala-Nenetsk Siberian district. Toyota Announces Record $1.33 Billion Investment in Kentucky Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11513&SEO=toyota-announces-record-1.33-billion-investment-in-kentucky-plant 10 de abril de 2017, 12:42Washington, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina)The future of automobile production is now. A $1.33 billion investment- the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second-largest in state history- will make Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. ALBA Meeting Began in Havana With a Call for Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11512&SEO=alba-meeting-began-in-havana-with-a-call-for-unity Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) With a call for unity, organization, and solidarity, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez inaugurated today the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). Colombian Attorney's Office to Begin Investigation of Mocoa Tragedy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11510&SEO=colombian-attorneys-office-to-begin-investigation-of-mocoa-tragedy Bogota, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian prosecutor''s office will begin an investigation into the tragedy of Mocoa, which has caused at least 315 deaths, in order to clarify the actions of officials in charge of protecting the population, Caracol Radio confirmed today. UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change Impact on Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11509&SEO=un-security-council-discusses-climate-change-impact-on-security United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council held a meeting today under the Arria Formula to discuss the impact of climate change on international stability, a forum focused on the threat of sea level increase. Calm Returns to El Salvador After Active Seismic Night http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11508&SEO=calm-returns-to-el-salvador-after-active-seismic-night San Salvador, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Calm returned to El Salvador today after a hectic night with 13 earthquakes, four of them perceptible, including one of 3.9 degrees magnitude on Richter scale. World Trade Is Facing a 'Critical' Moment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11507&SEO=world-trade-is-facing-a-critical-moment Berlin, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank (WB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) recognized today that international trade is at a ''critical'' moment. Southern European Countries Analyze Future of the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11506&SEO=southern-european-countries-analyze-future-of-the-european-union Madrid, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the seven countries of the European Union (EU) are meeting in this capital today to discuss the consequences of the removal of the United Kingdom from the community bloc. USA to Sell War Planes to Nigeria to Fight Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11505&SEO=usa-to-sell-war-planes-to-nigeria-to-fight-boko-haram Washington, April 10 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government will continue with the intention of selling high-tech aircraft to Nigeria to fight against the Boko Haram terrorist group, officials reported today. South Africans Ought to Continue Fighting Racism, President Zuma Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11504&SEO=south-africans-ought-to-continue-fighting-racism-president-zuma-says Pretoria, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) South Africans should continue endeavoring to build a non-racial society and fight racism in memory of late struggle stalwart Chris Hani. El Salvador Calls for Dialogue in Venezuela at ALBA Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11503&SEO=el-salvador-calls-for-dialogue-in-venezuela-at-alba-meeting San Salvador, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez will ratify today the Salvadoran position of support for dialogue in order to seek political consensus in Venezuela, during a meeting of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). Cuban Medical Brigade in Its Second Week of Activities in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11502&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-in-its-second-week-of-activities-in-peru Pirura, Peru, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade begins its second week of work in the shelters of victims of the heavy rains and floods in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings. President Zuma Calls on South Africans to Unite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11501&SEO=president-zuma-calls-on-south-africans-to-unite Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has called Monday on South Africans to unite in building a sustainable economy following the recent credit rating downgrades and following opposition demonstrations last Friday. Academic Day of Ballet Schools Meeting Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11499&SEO=academic-day-of-ballet-schools-meeting-begins-in-cuba Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The classes, workshops and conferences of the XXIII International Meeting of academies for the teaching of ballet began today in the main school institution of this art in Cuba, with representatives of a dozen countries. G-7 Foreign Ministers Begin Meeting in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11496&SEO=g-7-foreign-ministers-begin-meeting-in-italy Rome, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) G-7 Foreign Ministers begin today their two-day annual meeting in the Italian city of Lucca with an agenda focused on confronting terrorism and eradicating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Exaggerated Dangers in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11495&SEO=exaggerated-dangers-in-venezuela Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Exaggerating the dangers that exist today in Venezuela seems to be part of the strategy to root the image of insecurity in order to justify a foreign intervention that will allegedly save the country''s stability. Syrian Allies Ratify Condemnation of US Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11493&SEO=syrian-allies-ratify-condemnation-of-us-aggression Damascus, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Joint Operations Command Center of Syria''s allies ratifies support for this country of the Levant and condemns US aggression, according to a statement released today in Damascus. French Group Will Travel to Cuba for Mayday Festivities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11486&SEO=french-group-will-travel-to-cuba-for-mayday-festivities París, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the solidarity organization Cuba Sí Francia is prepared to travel to the Caribbean nation and participate there in the festivities of the International Workers'' Day, declared the president of the group, Charly Bouhana. Mexico Bets on Development of Aerospace Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11485&SEO=mexico-bets-on-development-of-aerospace-industry Mexico, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico hopes to be in the next years among the 10 first countries in sales of the aerospace services and products, the Secretary of the Economy (SE) projects. ALBA Countries Meet in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11484&SEO=alba-countries-meet-in-havana Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America-Trade Treaty of the People (ALBA-TCP, in Spanish) is holding in Havana Monday its 15th ordinary session as a follow up of the body''s 15th Summit held in Caracas, Venezuela, in March. Meeting of Ballet Schools from Various Countries Starts in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11481&SEO=meeting-of-ballet-schools-from-various-countries-starts-in-havana Havana, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Students and teachers of ballet schools from various countries will share experiences from today in Cuba on the artistic education and the suitable development of techniques. Sweden: Thousands of Demonstrators Condemn Recent Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11480&SEO=sweden-thousands-of-demonstrators-condemn-recent-terrorist-attack Stockholm, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) With a crowded demonstration at the central plaza Sergels Torg, near the recent target of a terrorist attack, thousands of people in Sweden condemned the action and asked authorities for strengthened security. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Interference by Foreign Governmen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11476&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-rejects-interference-by-foreign-governmen Caracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez today called on several Latin American right-wing governments not to ''get involved in the internal affairs of Bolivar''s homeland'' and stop promoting foreign intervention in this South American nation. Moscow Criticizes Suspension of British Foreign Minister Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11475&SEO=moscow-criticizes-suspension-of-british-foreign-minister-visit Moscow, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry linked today the suspension of the British Minister of the Exterior, Boris Johnson, with his ignorance or lack of capacity to understand the real situation in Syria. Podemos Still in Second Place of Spanish Electors' Preference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11471&SEO=podemos-still-in-second-place-of-spanish-electors-preference 09 de abril de 2017, 12:09Madrid, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The anti-austerity party Podemos holds its second place in the preference of Spanish electorate, behind the group that sustains the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy, revealed today a survey. Regional Conference in the Philippines Reaffirms Support for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11469&SEO=regional-conference-in-the-philippines-reaffirms-support-for-cuba 09 de abril de 2017, 12:06Manila, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Solidarity organizations with Cuba in Asia-Pacific reaffirmed their support to the Caribbean country in the fight against the US blockade and the return of the territory occupied by Guantanamo naval base. Elections in France: Four Politicians Lead the Fight http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11466&SEO=elections-in-france-four-politicians-lead-the-fight 09 de abril de 2017, 12:03Paris, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Although there is a total of 11 candidates in the French elections, only four are able to position themselves as favorites today, with exactly two weeks to go before the first round of elections. American Sports Council Assembly Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11472&SEO=american-sports-council-assembly-highlighted By Rolando de la RiberaSanto Domingo, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Ordinary Assembly of the American Council of Sports (CADE, in Spanish), which discussed key issues for the development of sports in the region, was highlighted as very important for all the countries of the Americas. Iran Insists on International Mission to Investigate Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11473&SEO=iran-insists-on-international-mission-to-investigate-attack-on-syria 09 de abril de 2017, 11:17Tehran, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Parliament of Iran, Alí Larijani, demanded today the creation of an international mission to determine who used chemical weapons in Syria and considered the U.S. attack on the Arab country just the beginning. Double Bombing in Egypt Kills 37 and Wounds Hundreds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11461&SEO=double-bombing-in-egypt-kills-37-and-wounds-hundreds 09 de abril de 2017, 10:54 Cairo, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Two terrorist attacks with explosives that took place today against Coptic Christian churches in northern Egypt and claimed by the Islamic State left at least 37 dead and 138 wounded people. Brazilian Bishops Call for Mobilization Against Retirement Reform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11460&SEO=brazilian-bishops-call-for-mobilization-against-retirement-reform 09 de abril de 2017, 10:27Brasilia, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A note that encourages Christians to mobilize against the reform of the pension system promoted by President Michel Temer today attracts attention in the parishes of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte. Russia Considers Negative Sending US Aircraft Carriers to Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11456&SEO=russia-considers-negative-sending-us-aircraft-carriers-to-korea Moscow, April 9 (Prensa Latina) Sending a strike group led by USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) aircraft carrier to the Korean peninsula would increase tensions in that region and a sharp reaction from Pyongyang, the Russian Senate warned today. Largest Manganese Reserve Found in Southwest China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11455&SEO=largest-manganese-reserve-found-in-southwest-china Beijing, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A reserve of 203 million tons of manganese, the largest in Asia, was found in southwest China''s Guizhou province, local officials said on Friday. Health Fairs in Bolivia: Light of Hope with the Support of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11453&SEO=health-fairs-in-bolivia-light-of-hope-with-the-support-of-cuba By Cosset Lazo Pérez Santa Cruz, Bolivia, April 9 (Prensa Latina) The head of medical assistance of the Cuban brigade in Bolivia, Alina Ochoa, highlighted today the impact of the Health Fairs that since 2016 Cuban collaborators carry out here. Bolivia Accuses IAPA of Concealing Outrage against Reporters in Chil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11452&SEO=bolivia-accuses-iapa-of-concealing-outrage-against-reporters-in-chil 08 de abril de 2017, 16:11La Paz, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Communication Minister Gisela Lopez criticized the attitude assume by the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), after its refusal to make a statement about the outrage committed against journalists from this country in Chile. Fidel Castro Left an Everlasting Legacy, Says Cuban Professor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11451&SEO=fidel-castro-left-an-everlasting-legacy-says-cuban-professor 08 de abril de 2017, 15:31Bogota, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prominent Academician Luis Suarez described today as everlasting the thinking of Cuban revolution founder Fidel Castro, during a meeting held in this capital to honor him. Russia Denounces Lack of Evidence by USA to Attack Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11449&SEO=russia-denounces-lack-of-evidence-by-usa-to-attack-syria Moscow, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry denounced today the lack of evidence to prove the existence of chemical weapons at the Shayrat air base, a pretext used by the United States to attack that facility. India Extends $4.5 Billion Line of Credit to Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11447&SEO=india-extends-4.5-billion-line-of-credit-to-bangladesh New Delhi,Apr 8 (Prensa Latina)India and Bangladesh signed a slew of agreements today, including a $4.5 billion concessionary line of credit from India for development projects in Bangladesh, as the South Asian neighbors try to deepen their ties. Four Major Indian High Courts Headed by Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11442&SEO=four-major-indian-high-courts-headed-by-women 08 de abril de 2017, 08:14New Delhi, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) For the first time in history, four women head the major high courts of India, although the number of females in these instances is still low. Pakistani Security Forces Killed 10 Extremists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11441&SEO=pakistani-security-forces-killed-10-extremists 08 de abril de 2017, 08:13Islamabad, April 8 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani police killed 10 alleged members of the radical organization Jamaatul Ahrar, including the mastermind of a recent attack on a shopping mall in the eastern city of Lahore, today reported Geo TV. Over 800 Clandestine Graves Found in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11440&SEO=over-800-clandestine-graves-found-in-mexico Mexico, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The National Commission of Human Rights (NCHR) has since 2007 to 2016, filed official reports of 855 clandestine graves from where one thousand 548 corpses were exhumed, it was known today. Spain to Be Guest Country of Honor at Gibara Film Festival, Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11437&SEO=spain-to-be-guest-country-of-honor-at-gibara-film-festival-cuba Havana, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The Gibara International Film Festival, to be held in Cuba from April 16 to 22, will have Spain as a guest country of honor, the organizing committee informed. Regional Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba Starts in the Philippine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11436&SEO=regional-meeting-of-solidarity-with-cuba-starts-in-the-philippine Hanoi, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba will begin today in the Philippine capital, Manila, with the participation of around 120 delegates from 18 countries that will debate issues regarding the current situation in the Caribbean country, organizers confirmed. Russia Notifies Suspension of Direct Telephone Line to The Pentagon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11435&SEO=russia-notifies-suspension-of-direct-telephone-line-to-the-pentagon 07 de abril de 2017, 20:33Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry notified the Pentagon today of the direct telephone communication services for emergencies, especially during missions in Syrian airspace. Venezuela Deplores Interference of US Southern Command Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11433&SEO=venezuela-deplores-interference-of-us-southern-command-leader 07 de abril de 2017, 17:49Caracas, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Venezuela deplored today the statements by admiral Kurt Tidd, leader of the US Southern Command, who suggested a regional solution for an alleged humanitarian crisis. Chile Confirms Communist Party as National Political Organization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11432&SEO=chile-confirms-communist-party-as-national-political-organization 07 de abril de 2017, 17:47Santiago de Chile, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Communist Party gained support from important figures and in general, it was formally confirmed as a national organization, with more than 50,000 members so far. South Sudan: Combats Displace 6,000 People in Four Days http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11431&SEO=south-sudan-combats-displace-6000-people-in-four-days 07 de abril de 2017, 17:46Juba, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Clashes between soldiers and rebels in South Sudan, in the central state of Equatoria, displaced six thousand persons since last Monday, reported today a representation of the United Nations in South Sudan. Sweden: Possible Author of Terrorist Attack Arrested http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11427&SEO=sweden-possible-author-of-terrorist-attack-arrested 07 de abril de 2017, 16:50Stockolom, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The police of the Swedish capital arrested a person in the north district of the city Friday, because of his possible relation with the attack carried out in the capital, said a local newspaper Friday. Cuba Extols World Health Day in Battle against Depression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11425&SEO=cuba-extols-world-health-day-in-battle-against-depression 07 de abril de 2017, 16:41Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Day 2017 has Depression as central theme this year, a pathology that affects 300 million people around the globe, and is promoted in Cuba with a Festival of Integration hosted by this city, Correa Says People´s Victory Defeated Old Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11424&SEO=correa-says-peopleas-victory-defeated-old-ecuador 07 de abril de 2017, 16:39Quito, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, said today that Lenin Moreno''s recent people´s electoral victory defeated ''the whole old country.'' Trump Places very High Value on Meeting with Xi Xinping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11419&SEO=trump-places-very-high-value-on-meeting-with-xi-xinping 07 de abril de 2017, 16:07Washington, April 7 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump said that it has been quite interesting to meet with the President of the People''s Republic of China, Xi Xinping, as part of a two-day meeting. Medvedev Sees Trump's Lack of Independence in Attack on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11415&SEO=medvedev-sees-trumps-lack-of-independence-in-attack-on-syria 07 de abril de 2017, 15:29Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev considered today a demonstration of lack of independence the order by U.S. President Donald Trump to attack with cruise missiles the Syrian air base at Al Shairat in Homs. Mass Terror Attack in Sweden http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11414&SEO=mass-terror-attack-in-sweden 07 de abril de 2017, 15:27Stockholm, April 7 (Prensa Latina) At least five people were killed and several injured in a attack on this capital, which has been described as a terror attack by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. Colombian Govt. Highlights Demining Agreement with ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11412&SEO=colombian-govt.-highlights-demining-agreement-with-eln 07 de abril de 2017, 15:21Bogota, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The head of the government negotiators in the dialogues with the ELN, Juan Camilo Restrepo, emphasized today the disposition of that guerrilla to contribute to the demining work in Colombia, agreement derived from the first round of conversations. Bolivia Calls for UN Emergency Meeting on US Missile Strikes in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11411&SEO=bolivia-calls-for-un-emergency-meeting-on-us-missile-strikes-in-syria 07 de abril de 2017, 15:19United Nations, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia has requested to convene an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss unilateral actions taken by the United States against Syria. Cuba Celebrates World Health Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11408&SEO=cuba-celebrates-world-health-day Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba joins today the day for World Health Day with a program of activities dedicated to the care of depression, a mental illness that is the center of attention this year. Bolivia:Chemical Weapons in Syria, is Only an Excuse for Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11407&SEO=boliviachemical-weapons-in-syria-is-only-an-excuse-for-aggression La Paz, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today considered that the United States used the excuse of chemical weapons in Syria for military intervention. Erdogan Considers Attack on Syria Positive but Insufficient http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11406&SEO=erdogan-considers-attack-on-syria-positive-but-insufficient Erdogan Considers Attack on Syria Positive but Insufficient Cuba and Mexico Discuss Migratory and Consular Matters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11405&SEO=cuba-and-mexico-discuss-migratory-and-consular-matters Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Diplomatic representatives from Cuba and Mexico met in Havana to discuss migration and consular matters during the 11th Bilateral Meeting of Working Group on those issues, the Cuban Foreign Ministry informed today. Costa Rica and Panama Take Actions against Illegal Cuban Migrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11403&SEO=costa-rica-and-panama-take-actions-against-illegal-cuban-migrants San José, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The governments of Costa Rica and Panama announced today the measures taken by both Central American nations regarding illegal Cuban migrants. UN Report Describes Humanitarian Crisis in the Gaza Strip http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11402&SEO=un-report-describes-humanitarian-crisis-in-the-gaza-strip 07 de abril de 2017, 11:39United Nations, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) A UN report reflects today the daily hardships faced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, a territory under a decade of the Israeli blockade and devastating bombings in recent years. North American Doctor Recognizes High Quality of Cuban Cardiology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11401&SEO=north-american-doctor-recognizes-high-quality-of-cuban-cardiology Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) American doctor, Roberto Lang, of the American Society of Echocardiography, has stressed today in this capital the level of the Cuban cardiology and the preparation of professionals in this branch of medicine. Peru: Cuban Doctors Take Care of Over 2,500 Patients http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11400&SEO=peru-cuban-doctors-take-care-of-over-2500-patients Piura, Peru, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade took care of a total of 2,570 patients, mostly children and adolescents, in four days of work in this northern city of the country and in the shelters of victims of the floods that hit this region. Cubana Airline Ready to Begin Flights This Summer to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11399&SEO=cubana-airline-ready-to-begin-flights-this-summer-to-italy Rome, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Cubana de Aviacion airline in Italy expects to shortly begin flights with new summer''s offers for the transportation of passengers and international cargo. Chinese President Expresses Willingness to Work with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11398&SEO=chinese-president-expresses-willingness-to-work-with-trump Beijing, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping assured his willingness to work with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, in order to boost relations between the two countries from a new starting point, broadcast the government media here. Moscow and Damascus Denounce U.S. Aggression on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11397&SEO=moscow-and-damascus-denounce-u.s.-aggression-on-syria Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced today the U.S. aggression against a sovereign state as Syria, in violation of the international law and under a false argument, indicated the Kremlin. Venezuela Urges Solidarity Actions to Halt Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11395&SEO=venezuela-urges-solidarity-actions-to-halt-coup Caracas, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) called on the international community to undertake urgent actions of solidarity with Bolivar''s homeland and to avoid any act of interference that puts at stake the independence and sovereignty. USA Allies Support Attack on Syria, other Nations Condemn It http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11394&SEO=usa-allies-support-attack-on-syria-other-nations-condemn-it Washington, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The main international allies of the United States expressed today support for the launching of missiles against an air base in Syria, while other nations considered it a violation of international law. Cuba Concludes Geosciences 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11393&SEO=cuba-concludes-geosciences-2017 Havana, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention, Geosciences 2017, is concluding here today after several days of debate on this field of knowledge and its contributions to the society and sustainable development. Iran Says U.S. Attack on Syria Damages Regional Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11391&SEO=iran-says-u.s.-attack-on-syria-damages-regional-security Tehran, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Friday described the U.S. attack on Syria as dangerous, destructive and a violation of the fundamental rights of international law, and warned that it will damage security in the Middle East. Russia to Strengthen Syrian Anti-aircraft Defense, after US Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11389&SEO=russia-to-strengthen-syrian-anti-aircraft-defense-after-us-attack Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Russia will strengthen the defense of Syrian air bases, following a United States attack on the Al Shasit facility, under false arguments, the Defense Ministry (Mindef) said today. Friday of Protests in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11388&SEO=friday-of-protests-in-south-africa Pretoria, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) South Africa lives a Friday of protests summoned by opposition parties against President Jacob Zuma''s recent decision to reshuffle the Cabinet. The Government and Police authorities had called on demonstrators and organizers to do so within the designated routes in a peaceful manner. Collateral Damage from US Attack on Syrian Air Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11387&SEO=collateral-damage-from-us-attack-on-syrian-air-base Damascus, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Of the 59 Tomahawk-type US missiles launched at Shayrat''s Syrian air base, 23 hit targets and the rest killed at least nine people and wounded others in nearby villages, military sources said. Syria Denounces US Attack on Military Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11386&SEO=syria-denounces-us-attack-on-military-base Damascus, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces in Syria have denounced today that the ''wrong strategy'' by the United States undermines the fight against terrorism in reference to the attack against an air base in the province of Homs. Nicaragua, Russia Open Satellite Monitoring Station http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11380&SEO=nicaragua-russia-open-satellite-monitoring-station Managua, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua and Russia have opened in Managua a station of the Glonass satellite global monitoring system that will be available for other Central American countries. Syria Condemns US Missile Attack on Air Base as Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11376&SEO=syria-condemns-us-missile-attack-on-air-base-as-aggression Damascus, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities have condemned as an aggression the Tomahawk missile attack on an air base in the province of Homs in the early hours of this Friday, the local television reports. Syrian Air Base Destroyed by US Unilateral Missile Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11375&SEO=syrian-air-base-destroyed-by-us-unilateral-missile-attack Damascus, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian air base of Shairat in the central province of Homs, 180 kilometers north of Damascus was totally destroyed by a US unilateral missile attack ordered by President Donald Trump, the Syrian television reported. Cuba Plans to Lower Child Mortality Rate in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11371&SEO=cuba-plans-to-lower-child-mortality-rate-in-2017 06 de abril de 2017, 17:18Havana, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported today to the press its commitment to cut the infant mortality rate down to under four per thousand live births this year. First Cycle of Colombian Government-ELN Peace Negotiations Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11370&SEO=first-cycle-of-colombian-government-eln-peace-negotiations-concludes 06 de abril de 2017, 17:16Sangolqui, Ecuador, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The peace negotiators between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) concluded today their first round of talks to put an end to more than 50 years of armed conflict in Colombia. Havana Hosts Meeting Cuba-USA on Echocardiography http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11368&SEO=havana-hosts-meeting-cuba-usa-on-echocardiography 06 de abril de 2017, 16:53Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Hospital Hermanos Ameijeiras, in this capital city, hosts from today until next Saturday the 1st Meeting Cuba-USA on Advanced Echocardiography, with over 320 participants. US Strategy to Destabilize Venezuela Denounced in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11367&SEO=us-strategy-to-destabilize-venezuela-denounced-in-cuba 06 de abril de 2017, 16:41Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to Cuba Ali Rodriguez denounced in this capital that the current situation in his country answers to a strategy by the United States and the right in the continent to isolate and destabilize it. New Effort in Bolivia to Reduce Housing Deficit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11365&SEO=new-effort-in-bolivia-to-reduce-housing-deficit 06 de abril de 2017, 16:02La Paz, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice president Alvaro Garcia Linera ratified today his Government''s willingness to build new houses to reduce the housing deficit in the country. Panama Rebuffs OAS Maneuver against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11363&SEO=panama-rebuffs-oas-maneuver-against-venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 15:23Panama, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Some 40 domestic and international personalities and social organizations have signed an open letter -addressed to the Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela-, rebuffing the actions taken by the Organization of American States (OAS) against Venezuela. Polls Reveals Increase of Concern about Corruption in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11362&SEO=polls-reveals-increase-of-concern-about-corruption-in-spain 06 de abril de 2017, 15:21Madrid, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Spanish citizens'' concern about corruption and fraud, phenomena that have prevailed in the national political panorama for months, increased in 7.5 percent in March, compared to the previous month, an official poll revealed today. Philippines Welcomes Ceasefire Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11360&SEO=philippines-welcomes-ceasefire-agreement 06 de abril de 2017, 13:34Manila, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Philippines authorities welcomed today the ceasefire agreement reached with the National Democratic Front, political arm of the New People''s Army (NEP) by expressing its hope that it will prevent more bloodshed. India Demands Permanent UN Security Council Seat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11359&SEO=india-demands-permanent-un-security-council-seat 06 de abril de 2017, 13:21New Delhi,Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Expressing confidence that India would become a permanent member of the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the country expected that the new members would have the same rights, including the veto power, as the existing permanent members. Russia With More Security Measures Ahead of FIFA 2018 World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11358&SEO=russia-with-more-security-measures-ahead-of-fifa-2018-world 06 de abril de 2017, 13:05Moscow, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Football Union will take additional measures to boost security at stadiums ahead of the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. South Africa Investing on Textile Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11357&SEO=south-africa-investing-on-textile-industry 06 de abril de 2017, 13:04Pretoria, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of South Africa has approved US$355,650,000 to help boost the clothing and textile sector to create and save jobs, SA News reported. Drought, Cholera Kills Over 400 People in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11356&SEO=drought-cholera-kills-over-400-people-in-somalia 06 de abril de 2017, 12:51Mogadishu, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Over 400 people, including children, have died from drought and a cholera outbreak since 2017 in southern and central Somalia. Argentine Trade Unions on General Strike,First Incidents are Reported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11355&SEO=argentine-trade-unions-on-general-strikefirst-incidents-are-reported 06 de abril de 2017, 12:38Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The general strike of the Argentine labor federation, CGT, the first against the government of Mauricio Macri, has began early today and there are already strong incidents at the Panamericana Avenue. UN Special Rapporteur on Human Trafficking to Visit Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11354&SEO=un-special-rapporteur-on-human-trafficking-to-visit-cuba 06 de abril de 2017, 12:30Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) UN official Maria Grazia Giammarinaro will pay an official visit to Cuba from April 10 to 14, the Foreign Ministry informed today. Strong Reaction of Iran to Statements Made By Theresa May in Riyadh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11353&SEO=strong-reaction-of-iran-to-statements-made-by-theresa-may-in-riyadh 06 de abril de 2017, 12:27Tehran, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Iran has strongly refuted accusations by Britain''s Prime Minister Theresa May and reminded her of the responsibility of the former colonial metropolis with thousands of deaths in Yemen and the rest of the region. Cuban Medical Brigade Increases Activities in Peruvian Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11352&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-increases-activities-in-peruvian-region 06 de abril de 2017, 12:22Piura, Peru, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade that attends in this city and its vicinities to the victims of the heavy floods that hit the region, increased today its activities at the request of the local health authorities. New York Film Festival Pays Homage to Cuban Director Juan Padron http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11351&SEO=new-york-film-festival-pays-homage-to-cuban-director-juan-padron 06 de abril de 2017, 12:15New York, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The 18th edition of the Havana Film Festival in New York is paying tribute to Cuban cartoon director, Juan Padron, who today described as exciting the organizers'' deference. European MP Demand Rejection of External Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11350&SEO=european-mp-demand-rejection-of-external-interference-in-venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 12:08Madrid, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Member of Parliaments from Spain, Slovenia and Portugal have called on the European Parliament (EP) to reject external maneuvers against Venezuela from the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, and to accompany the dialogue supported by UNASUR and the Vatican. Brazil Host South-South Event on Sustainable Production, Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11349&SEO=brazil-host-south-south-event-on-sustainable-production-consumption 06 de abril de 2017, 11:52Brasilia, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 countries, and about 100 authorities and specialists are participating here today in the Conference on South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Production and Consumption, promoted by the UN Environment Program. Transgenic Soya Planting Suspended in Mexican Mayan Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11348&SEO=transgenic-soya-planting-suspended-in-mexican-mayan-communities 06 de abril de 2017, 11:50Mexico, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The second chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) ordered the suspension of the sowing of transgenic soya in four communities in the municipality of Bacalar, Quintana Roo, for a period of six months, it was reported today. Syrian Foreign Minister Rejects the Use of Chemical Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11347&SEO=syrian-foreign-minister-rejects-the-use-of-chemical-weapons 06 de abril de 2017, 11:35Damascus, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem reiterated today that Syria categorically rejects the use of chemical weapons in the province of Idleb and denounced that such events are part of a manipulated and false campaign. Chilean Columnists Warn of Conspiracy in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11346&SEO=chilean-columnists-warn-of-conspiracy-in-venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 11:32Santiago, Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Two well-known Chilean columnists, the lawyer and ex diplomat Eduardo Contreras and the journalist Marcel Garces, warned of a conspiracy against the Venezuelan Government. Governor Deplores Closure of University of Puerto Rico Due to Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11344&SEO=governor-deplores-closure-of-university-of-puerto-rico-due-to-strike 06 de abril de 2017, 11:25San Juan, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The indefinite strike decreed by the students of the state University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is not a solution to their fiscal precariousness, said Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares when deploring the action. Russian ROSATON Explained in Bolivia the Nuclear Energy Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11342&SEO=russian-rosaton-explained-in-bolivia-the-nuclear-energy-potential La Paz, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian state corporation ROSATOM offered two lectures to the students and the Bolivian scientific community on the possibilities of nuclear technology, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy of the South American country announced today. Computer Fraud: The New Lie of the Ecuadorean Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11341&SEO=computer-fraud-the-new-lie-of-the-ecuadorean-opposition Por Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) When the opposition appeared to lack pretexts to accept its defeat in the presidential elections in Ecuador, it is now trying to create a new farce: computer fraud. Cuban Services at Vietnam Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11340&SEO=cuban-services-at-vietnam-tourism-fair Hanoi, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The International Tourism Fair of Vietnam has opened its doors here today as a platform in which neighboring nations and Cuba are participating, to promotes not only its traditional attractions but also the cultural product. Growth of Asian Developing Economies Predicted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11338&SEO=growth-of-asian-developing-economies-predicted Manila, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Developing economies of Asia will grow 5.7 percent this year and the next, predicted a regional institution in a report published here today. Plans for Coup against Venezuelan Gov't Detailed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11337&SEO=plans-for-coup-against-venezuelan-govt-detailed Caracas, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Details of a coup plot that includes street violence and attacks on military units, in order to create a scenario conducive to foreign military intervention, were unveiled here by Bolivarian leader Diosdado Cabello. Arrests in Russia after the Finding of a Bomb in St. Petersburg http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11334&SEO=arrests-in-russia-after-the-finding-of-a-bomb-in-st.-petersburg Moscow, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Russian security forces arrested three people, after disabling an explosive device in St. Petersburg today, while in the Rostov-on-Don region one person was injured when a bomb camouflaged in a bluff exploded. People of Venezuela March to Defend Bolivarian Constitution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11333&SEO=people-of-venezuela-march-to-defend-bolivarian-constitution Caracas, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Members of non-governmental organizations and social movements march in this capital today to demonstrate against the interference policies of the international right-wing and show their readiness to defend the Constitution and peace of Venezuela. Cuba Attends Main Agricultural Fair in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11332&SEO=cuba-attends-main-agricultural-fair-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) AgroExpo-2017, the largest agricultural fair in El Salvador, has proposed to its visitors today to approach the Cuban experience in the implementation of public policies that affect crops and producers. China, Finland Agree to Boost Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11330&SEO=china-finland-agree-to-boost-cooperation Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping, who concludes an official visit to Helsinki today, agreed with his Finnish counterpart, Sauli Niinisto, to establish a new type of association of pragmatic cooperation that will also increase mutual political trust. Social Effervescence Echoes in Argentina, Labor Unions at Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11329&SEO=social-effervescence-echoes-in-argentina-labor-unions-at-strike Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Argentina woke up today with a strike by almost all sectors called by the labor union CGT (General Labor Confederation), in a call to the Government to end the implemented economic policies. China Strengthens Links with Central and East European Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11325&SEO=china-strengthens-links-with-central-and-east-european-nations Beijing, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese deputy Prime Minister Zhang Gaoli, will visit Estonia, Slovenia and Albania, and is to participate in the meetings to be held in Russia and Kazakhstan from April 11 thru 19, informed today the Foreign Ministry. New International Trade Union to be based in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11324&SEO=new-international-trade-union-to-be-based-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Confederacion General de Trabajadores de Colombia (CGT) announced the summon to constitute a new international trade unión organization, called Alternativa Democratica Sindical to be presented in Bogota this month. CEPAL Announces Meeting in Mexico on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11323&SEO=cepal-announces-meeting-in-mexico-on-sustainable-development Santiago de Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development will be held in Mexico, from April 26-28, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced. Alicia Alonso Willing to Strengthen Ballet in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11322&SEO=alicia-alonso-willing-to-strengthen-ballet-in-latin-america Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso said thar today it is a priority to increase the presence of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) in Latin American countries and show the skills of the region in ballet. EU: Brexit Negotiation Will Be Slow and Careful http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11321&SEO=eu-brexit-negotiation-will-be-slow-and-careful Brussels, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The search for an agreement on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, known as the Brexit, will be a slow, complex and organized process. UN Recognizes Colombian Government and FARC-EP Commitment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11315&SEO=un-recognizes-colombian-government-and-farc-ep-commitment 05 de abril de 2017, 17:52United Nations, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The members of the UN Security Council recognized today Colombian government and the FARC-EP commitment to stopping the internal conflict in Colombia. Debates on International Humanitarian Law in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11312&SEO=debates-on-international-humanitarian-law-in-cuba 05 de abril de 2017, 17:33Havana, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of various institutions and senior officials of the Armed Forces from Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela are participating at the 2nd International Humanitarian Law Meeting, opened today in Havana. Number of Deaths after Landslides in Colombia Still Rising http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11311&SEO=number-of-deaths-after-landslides-in-colombia-still-rising 05 de abril de 2017, 17:21Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed today that the number of deaths due to landslides in the municipality of Mocoa rose to 293, while around 300 settlers are missing. Crimes against Journalists in Mexico still Unpunished http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11310&SEO=crimes-against-journalists-in-mexico-still-unpunished 05 de abril de 2017, 17:20Mexico, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The vast majority of crimes against Mexican journalists continue today without punishment, as recognized by the Attorney General''s Office of the Republic (PGR). Russia Accuses London of Using Security Council against Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11306&SEO=russia-accuses-london-of-using-security-council-against-syria 05 de abril de 2017, 16:03United Nations, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Russia accused today the United Kingdom (UK) of trying to use the United Nations Security Council as an instrument to impose a change of regime in Syria. IOC Disqualifies another Three Gold Medalists from 2008 and 2012 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11303&SEO=ioc-disqualifies-another-three-gold-medalists-from-2008-and-2012 05 de abril de 2017, 15:52Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) informed Wednesday the disqualification -because of doping- of two fighters - champion and runner-up - who competed in the Games of Beijing in 2008, and to a female weightlifter, gold medalist in London 2012. Ballet Nacional de Cuba to Tour Spain, Italy, France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11302&SEO=ballet-nacional-de-cuba-to-tour-spain-italy-france 05 de abril de 2017, 15:48Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will tour Spain, Italy and France starting on April 30, announced today the direction of the company directed by the legendary artist Alicia Alonso. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Denounces Coupist Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11300&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-denounces-coupist-plan 05 de abril de 2017, 15:33Caracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez regarded the coupist plan orchestrated by the rightwing opposition of her country, trying to start violence on the streets of the Venezuelan capital. Bolivian FM Said OAS Must Respond its Members´ Interests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11299&SEO=bolivian-fm-said-oas-must-respond-its-members-interests 05 de abril de 2017, 15:09La Paz, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni stated today at OAS´ Permanent Council Meeting that this agency must respond to the interests of all its members without favoring the richest. Opposition Demonstration Cause Traffic Jams in Ecuadorian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11296&SEO=opposition-demonstration-cause-traffic-jams-in-ecuadorian-capital 05 de abril de 2017, 15:03Quito, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Closed roads, burned tires and traffic jams are some of the irregularities experienced today in central avenues of the Ecuadorian capital due to demonstrations of the Ecuadorian opposition that refuses to accept its defeat at the polls. Danza Ñáñiga to Celebrate International Jazz Day in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11294&SEO=danza-naniga-to-celebrate-international-jazz-day-in-cuba 05 de abril de 2017, 13:28Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The voice of Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, accompanied by Chucho Valdés on the piano, defends today the jazz sonorities in the theme Danza Ñáñiga that promotes the celebration of the World Day of that genre. Raúl Castro Sends Condolences to Putin for Russian Subway Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11293&SEO=raul-castro-sends-condolences-to-putin-for-russian-subway-attack 05 de abril de 2017, 13:21Moscow,, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz expressed today his deepest condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the victims of the terrorist attack perpetrated in the subway of St. Petersburg. Videoart Festival Continues in Cuban Province of Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11292&SEO=videoart-festival-continues-in-cuban-province-of-camaguey 05 de abril de 2017, 13:15Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) A selection of 79 works will be presented today at the 7th International Camagüey Videoart Festival (Fivac), which will run until April 9 in this central-eastern city of Cuba. The First North American Invention: How Clovis Made Fluted Arrow Tips http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11291&SEO=the-first-north-american-invention-how-clovis-made-fluted-arrow-tips 05 de abril de 2017, 13:14Washington, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Clovis people first crossed the icy land bridge between Asia and North America about 13,500 years ago, bringing stone-tipped hunting weapons with them. Cuba Brings its Rhythm to New Orleans Jazz Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11287&SEO=cuba-brings-its-rhythm-to-new-orleans-jazz-festival Washington, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of Cuban artists will make a distinctive note this year at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, recognized as one of the most important of its kind today in the world. FARC-EP Send Another Shipment with Aid to Mocoa Survivers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11286&SEO=farc-ep-send-another-shipment-with-aid-to-mocoa-survivers Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) has sent two tonnes of food for people affected by the landslides in the Colombian municipality of Mocoa, which phenomenon killed at least 290,000 , Confirmed today news. Caribbean Development Bank Giving High Priority to Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11285&SEO=caribbean-development-bank-giving-high-priority-to-climate-change Bridgetown, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina)The Caribbean Development Bank has as high priority climate change,said President Warren Smith. Cuban Civil Aeronautics Increases Operations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11284&SEO=cuban-civil-aeronautics-increases-operations Havana, Apr 5 (PL) Cuba holds on as more airlines land in the 10 air terminals attending international flights, it was officially reported today. European Football Head Says NO to Super League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11283&SEO=european-football-head-says-no-to-super-league Helsinki,Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Aleksander Ceferin today strongly opposed the idea that the best clubs in Europe should be in a Super League, and warned that his organisation will not give in to blackmail of the most powerful and rich clubs in the continent. France: Great Electoral Debate, Discreet Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11282&SEO=france-great-electoral-debate-discreet-results Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) All 11 candidates participated in a great debate aimed at mobilizing French citizens'' votes, above all those who have not decided whom they will support, but analysts and politicians agree that the debate did not meet expectations. Diosdado Cabello: OAS Signs its Death Certificate in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11281&SEO=diosdado-cabello-oas-signs-its-death-certificate-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The OAS signed its death certificate, assured here the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, after the regional body did not recognize Bolivia as the pro tempore presidency of the Permanent Council. Foreign Experts Discuss Geological Sciences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11280&SEO=foreign-experts-discuss-geological-sciences-in-cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Experts from around the world are debating today at the 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention about the contribution of this field to sustainable development. Al-Attiyah Extends Cars Lead in Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11279&SEO=al-attiyah-extends-cars-lead-in-abu-dhabi-desert-challenge Abu Dabi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Qatar''s Nasser Saleh Al-Attiyah extended his advantage in the car category to 1hr 46min 03sec after the fourth 250.25km selective section of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge Powered by Nissan on Wednesday. More Than 1000 Peruvians Already Treated by Cuban Medical Brigade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11278&SEO=more-than-1000-peruvians-already-treated-by-cuban-medical-brigade Piura, Peru, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) More than a thousand patients were treated by the Cuban medical brigade arriving in this northern city of the country to assist the victims of the floods that devastated this territory, the group leader, Rolando Piloto said today. Erdogan: Next Military Operation to Reach Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11277&SEO=erdogan-next-military-operation-to-reach-iraq Ankara, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan assured today in a TV interview that the new cross-border military campaign will be broader than the Eufhrates Shield operation and will reach Iraqi territory. High Participation of Readers at Cuba's Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11276&SEO=high-participation-of-readers-at-cubas-book-fair Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The International Book Fair in Cuba, FIL 2017, has reports today high levels of participation in each of its chapters in provinces, in addition to significant sales, the president of the organizing committee, Juan Rodriguez, said. Bolivia Demands Spanish Firm to Resume Work on Hydroelectric http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11275&SEO=bolivia-demands-spanish-firm-to-resume-work-on-hydroelectric La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The State National Electricity Enterprise (ENDE) of Bolivia demanded today that Spanish firm Corsán-Corviam resumes work at the hydroelectric plant of Miguillas and put a deadline of April 16. XX Biennial of Graphic Humor Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11274&SEO=xx-biennial-of-graphic-humor-ends-in-cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) With the commitment to promote Latin American graphic humor and the invitation to upcoming meetings, the 20th edition of the San Antonio de los Baños Biennial, in the western Cuban province of Artemisa, says good bye today. France Promises to Respond to Demands of French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11273&SEO=france-promises-to-respond-to-demands-of-french-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France will respond to all the demands made by demonstrators in Guiana as part of the general strike that began more than a week ago, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve promised today. Melenchon and Macron, Winners of Election Debate in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11271&SEO=melenchon-and-macron-winners-of-election-debate-in-france Paris, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Leftwing candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon and centrist Emmanuel Macron appear today as the great winners of the TV debate toward the elections in France, after having received the best opinions among citizens. Colombians to Start Crucial Historical Clarification Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11270&SEO=colombians-to-start-crucial-historical-clarification-process Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Senator Ivan Cepeda has called on Colombians today to participate in a crucial historical clarification process that will allow to know what happened during more than 50 years of violence and finally bring about national reconciliation. U.S. Invasion of Panama Was Aimed at Controlling the Canal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11269&SEO=u.s.-invasion-of-panama-was-aimed-at-controlling-the-canal Por Osvaldo Rodriguez MartinezPanama, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Revelations from a secret U.S. document confirm that the true objective of Washington''s military invasion of Panama in 1989 was to abolish the Canal Treaties, and that the capture of Manuel Noriega was just an excuse. UNASUR Library Receives Cuban Donation with José Martí Books http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11268&SEO=unasur-library-receives-cuban-donation-with-jose-marti-books By Sinay Cespedes Moreno.Quito, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The library of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), located in the Middle of the World, received today books, as well as audiovisual and musical material donated by the Cuban Embassy. The complete works of José Martí and facsimile versions of the Golden Age (children's stories), also written by the Cuban national hero and renowned writer, journalist and Latin American thinker, were part of the donation. UN Security Council Analyzes Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11267&SEO=un-security-council-analyzes-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-syria 05 de abril de 2017, 10:20United Nations, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is analyzing today the situation in Syria, a session focused on allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Idleb, with an alleged number of casualties. ECLAC Stresses Relevance of Direct Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11263&SEO=eclac-stresses-relevance-of-direct-foreign-investment Santiago de Chile, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Barcena highlighted the relevance of direct foreign investment (DFI) to contribute to Agenda 2030 targets for sustainable development. Venezuelans on Alert in Light of Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11262&SEO=venezuelans-on-alert-in-light-of-coup Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The people and authorities of Venezuela on Tuesday showed that they are prepared to counter the coup plans designed in a script written by several authors who want to break the country''s constitutional order. Council of Ministers of France Addresses Crisis in Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11261&SEO=council-of-ministers-of-france-addresses-crisis-in-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France''s Council of Ministers tackles today the situation in Guiana, a French overseas department where tensions are mounting with the occupation of the Space Center as part of the strike that began more than a week ago. Opposition Tries to Hinder Political Dialogue in Paraguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11259&SEO=opposition-tries-to-hinder-political-dialogue-in-paraguay Asunción, April 25 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of a dialogue to solve the political crisis in Paraguay summoned by President Horacio Cartes is set for today in this capital, although sectors of opposition could hinder it. Cuban Delegation Meets Several Sectors of Philippine Society http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11258&SEO=cuban-delegation-meets-several-sectors-of-philippine-society Hanoi, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Several sectors of the Philippine society are now interested in receiving first-hand information about Cuba, sources from the delegation attending the 8th Asia-Pacific Solidarity Meeting with the Caribbean country, said. Syria Denounces Manipulation of Alleged Chemical Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11257&SEO=syria-denounces-manipulation-of-alleged-chemical-attack Damascus, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Armed groups, the United Kingdom, France, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are behind the crime of chemical attack in the city of Khan Sheikhun, Idleb province, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said today. Child Labor in Panama Includes Minors under 14 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11253&SEO=child-labor-in-panama-includes-minors-under-14 05 de abril de 2017, 00:18Panama, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Child labor in Panama included 23,855 minors, with one forth of them at ages between five and nine years, according to a poll in October, 2016, published today by the General Comptroller''s Office. Scientists Show Uncertainty on Future Development of El Niño http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11252&SEO=scientists-show-uncertainty-on-future-development-of-el-nino Brna, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The predictions on the activity of meteorological phenomenon ''El Niño'' for the present year, are still uncertain, since it is not still known if it will develop at global, or at a local level, reported the World Weather Organization. In-Depth Debates during Petrogas-2017 Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11251&SEO=in-depth-debates-during-petrogas-2017-congress-in-cuba 04 de abril de 2017, 16:59Havana, April 4 (Prensa Latina) A dozen papers were debated by Cuban and foreign specialists at the 6th Petroleum and Gas Congress (Petrogas-2017), which will be held until next Friday at the Havana International Conference Center. Cuban Participation in Can-Am Baseball League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11249&SEO=cuban-participation-in-can-am-baseball-league 04 de abril de 2017, 16:51Havana, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Canadian officials will arrive in Cuba to evaluate the participation of a Cuban baseball team in the independent Can-Am League and the possible Cuban ballplayers hiring. Bolivia: OAS Should Be an Example of Respect to Institutionality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11248&SEO=bolivia-oas-should-be-an-example-of-respect-to-institutionality 04 de abril de 2017, 16:49La Paz, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today that the Organization of American States (OAS) should be an example for its respect to institutionality. Official Report Ratifies Electoral Victory by Lenin Moreno http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11247&SEO=official-report-ratifies-electoral-victory-by-lenin-moreno 04 de abril de 2017, 16:44Quito, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) ratified Lenin Moreno as the winner of the second round of the presidential electins in Ecuador, with 51.16 percent of the votes. UN Called for Financial Support after US Funding Withdrawal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11246&SEO=un-called-for-financial-support-after-us-funding-withdrawal 04 de abril de 2017, 16:36United Nations, April 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged grantors to increase their financial support to the Population Fund (UNFPA), following the US decision to end funding for this agency. Pope Francis Calls for Integration of Peoples http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11245&SEO=pope-francis-calls-for-integration-of-peoples 04 de abril de 2017, 16:16Rome, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis affirmed today that only the path of integration between peoples guarantees a future of peace and hope for humanity. IE Loses Four Leaders and Causes 35 Victims in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11243&SEO=ie-loses-four-leaders-and-causes-35-victims-in-iraq 04 de abril de 2017, 16:10Baghdad, April 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States-led international coalition killed four IE leaders in northern Iraq, while the terrorist group caused 35 civilian casualties with toxic gas bombs in Mosul. Names of People Killed after Russian Metro Bombings http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11242&SEO=names-of-people-killed-after-russian-metro-bombings 04 de abril de 2017, 16:08Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Russian authorities published a list of 10 dead, while four more bodies will require DNA tests for recognition after the recent subway bomb attack in St. Petersburg. Syria Categorically Rejects Use of Chemicals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11241&SEO=syria-categorically-rejects-use-of-chemicals 04 de abril de 2017, 16:06Damascus, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Armed Forces General Command categorically denied allegations published in the media today on the use of chemical substances in the town of Khan Sheikhun, Idleb province. Cuba Defends at UN a Broader and More Representative Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11240&SEO=cuba-defends-at-un-a-broader-and-more-representative-security-council 04 de abril de 2017, 16:04United Nations, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba advocated today at the United Nations General Assembly a Security Council of at least 26 members and with a representation that guarantees greater presence of developing countries. Jamaica Ready to Support Mosquito Control in Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11236&SEO=jamaica-ready-to-support-mosquito-control-in-caribbean Kingston, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican health authorities have the capacity to support other Caribbean nations in the development of effective programs to control mosquitos, official sources stated here Tuesday. Florida Aquarium Helps Create Underwater Coral Nursery in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11235&SEO=florida-aquarium-helps-create-underwater-coral-nursery-in-cuba Washington,Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) An international team of divers from The Florida Aquarium and the National Aquarium of Cuba constructed an underwater staghorn coral nursey in Cuba waters,according local media today. Prison Sentences for Opposition Newspaper Journalists in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11234&SEO=prison-sentences-for-opposition-newspaper-journalists-in-turkey Istanbul, April 4 (Prensa Latina) The prosecution in this city has requested imprisonment between 7.5 and 43 years for the 19 journalists of the daily Cumhuriyet, the main opposition center in Turkey, for membership or collaboration with terrorist organizations. India Rejects U.S. Mediation in Dispute with Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11233&SEO=india-rejects-u.s.-mediation-in-dispute-with-pakistan New Delhi, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) India today rejected the United States mediation in the dispute against Pakistan, pointing out that this is a bilateral issue. Prosecution Interrogates Ousted President Park Under Detention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11232&SEO=prosecution-interrogates-ousted-president-park-under-detention Seoul,Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) South Korean prosecutors began questioning the ousted president Park Geun-hye today for the first time since the court remanded her in custody on Friday on charges of corruption related scandal. More Than 15,000 Kidnapers Imprisoned in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11231&SEO=more-than-15000-kidnapers-imprisoned-in-mexico Maxico, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 15,380 kidnapers are jailed in Mexico today and 2,223 others are at large, according to security sources. Abu Dhabi Challenge: Dominant Nasser Al Attiyah Holds Advantage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11230&SEO=abu-dhabi-challenge-dominant-nasser-al-attiyah-holds-advantage Abu Dabi, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Defending champion Nasser Al Attiyah has promised not to take his foot off the gas in the remaining two stages of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge despite his sizeable lead at the top of the standings after three days of impeccable driving in his Toyota Hilux Overdrive. EcuRed Among Finalists of World Telecoms Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11229&SEO=ecured-among-finalists-of-world-telecoms-competition Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Collaborative Encyclopedia, EcuRed, is among the finalists chosen for the awards of the World Summit on the Information Society, local media reported today. Putin Discusses Anti-Terrorist Cooperation with France, Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11228&SEO=putin-discusses-anti-terrorist-cooperation-with-france-germany Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone today with his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, and with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the possibility of cooperation in the fight against terrorism. UN Rapportour Demands Australia to Improve Indigenous Treatment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11226&SEO=un-rapportour-demands-australia-to-improve-indigenous-treatment United Nations, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, urged the Australian government to respect the self-determination of indigenous people and to combat racism against them. Cuban Symphony Orchestra in Concert with Italian Artists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11225&SEO=cuban-symphony-orchestra-in-concert-with-italian-artists Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Italian orchestra director Francesco Belli will direct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) next Sunday, in a concert to be performed at the Covarrubias Hall of the National Theater of Havana, in which they will perform works written by famous authors like Beethoven, Schumann and Stravinski. Five Killed in Terrorist Mortar Attacks on Damascus, Hama and Aleppo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11224&SEO=five-killed-in-terrorist-mortar-attacks-on-damascus-hama-and-aleppo Damascus, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Mortars shelled today by terrorist groups against residential areas of the Syrian cities Damascus, Mahardeh and Aleppo have reportedly left a toll of five dead and at least a dozen wounded. USA to Strengthen Security Controls on Friendly Countries Travelers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11223&SEO=usa-to-strengthen-security-controls-on-friendly-countries-travelers Washington, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The US Administration is considering implementing measures of greater control to tourists and travelers from countries considered friendly, according to press reports released today. Biennial of Graphic Humor, A Space for Latin American Art http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11222&SEO=biennial-of-graphic-humor-a-space-for-latin-american-art Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The 20th edition of the International Biennial of Graphic Humor begins today, as a key space for the development of Cuban and Latin American art, cartoonist Angel Boligan said. Nicaragua's Economic Productivity Receives New Boost http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11220&SEO=nicaraguas-economic-productivity-receives-new-boost Managua, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The government of Nicaragua is about to increase economic productivity in the country after receiving a loan of the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) for 65 million dollars. Mexican Capital Implements Aid Plan for Those Deported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11221&SEO=mexican-capital-implements-aid-plan-for-those-deported Mexico, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Government of the Mexican capital implements from today and until April 22 the Migrante Welcome to Mexico City operation, which will serve citizens deported from the United States. Millionaire Health Spending in Barbados http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11219&SEO=millionaire-health-spending-in-barbados Bridgetown, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Barbados spent more than 360.34 million dollars last year in the health sector, said the minister of the branch, John Boyce. Peace: The Most Precious Asset for Angolans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11218&SEO=peace-the-most-precious-asset-for-angolans Por Roberto HernándezLuanda, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) ''One million deaths, four million displaced people and huge destruction were the results of 27 years of an armed conflict in Angola. Today, peace is the most precious asset for Angolans. Senior Citizens' Priority at Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11217&SEO=senior-citizens-priority-at-cuban-health-system Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Alberto Fernandez, head of the Elderly Care Department at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), has recognized today the priority the Cuban health system has provided to the care of the elderly in the island . Different Electoral Alternative in Chile with Precandidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11216&SEO=different-electoral-alternative-in-chile-with-precandidate Santiago de Chile, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A different electoral alternative in Chile is gaining ground with precandidate Beatriz Sanchez, journalist, for the Frente Amplio, a leftwing coalition. Iran Announces Tension if Kurdish Secessionist Claims Advance in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11215&SEO=iran-announces-tension-if-kurdish-secessionist-claims-advance-in-iraq Tehran, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Iran, which has a population of four million Kurds, today defended the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq, and predicted tensions if the pretensions of independence in the Kurdistan of the neighboring country come to fruition. Have Astronomers Finally Found Planet Nine? http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11214&SEO=have-astronomers-finally-found-planet-nine Canberra, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A team of astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) is investigating the four unknown objects, following the launch of their planetary search on BBC''s Stargazing Live. A Third of French Voters Still Undecided http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11212&SEO=a-third-of-french-voters-still-undecided Paris, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) About one-third of the French still do not decide who to vote for in the next presidential election, according to several polls released today. FIFA Trusts Russia's Safety for Confederations and World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11211&SEO=fifa-trusts-russias-safety-for-confederations-and-world-cup Zurich, Switzerland, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The International Football Federation (FIFA) today expressed its confidence in the safety of Russia for the holding of the Confederations Cup next June and the 2018 FIFA World Cup following the tragic event in St. Petersburg. New 50 Euro Note Enters into Circulation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11210&SEO=new-50-euro-note-enters-into-circulation Brussels, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A new 50 euro note, orange colored, enters into circulation today as the fourth of the Europa series with enough security elements to prevent forgery, it was officially informed today. Terrorists Attack Damascus Neighborhoods with Mortars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11209&SEO=terrorists-attack-damascus-neighborhoods-with-mortars Damascus, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) At least six people injured and several material damages was the result of 28 mortar shells launched by terrorist groups against neighborhoods in eastern Damascus, police sources reported in the capital. Bolivia to Denounce in Global Forums Institutional Coup in OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11208&SEO=bolivia-to-denounce-in-global-forums-institutional-coup-in-oas La Paz, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s ambassador to the OAS, Diego Pary, announced the determination to denounce in international forums the institutional coup to the presidency of his country in the Permanent Council of the hemispheric body. Cuban Youth is the Continuity of Cuban Revolution, Says Young Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11207&SEO=cuban-youth-is-the-continuity-of-cuban-revolution-says-young-leader Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban youth is today, on occasion of the 55th anniversary of its founding, a continuity and non-relay, is a guarantee of the present and future of the Revolution, the secretary general of the Young Communist League (UJC), Susely Morfa, said. Search of Missing Persons among Debris in Mocoa, Colombia, Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11206&SEO=search-of-missing-persons-among-debris-in-mocoa-colombia-continues Bogotá, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Survivors of one of the worst humanitarian tragedies in Colombia, Mocoa residents woke up again today in the mud and debris left by the avalanches, where they are still searching for missing relatives. Chinese President in Finland to Strengthen Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11205&SEO=chinese-president-in-finland-to-strengthen-ties Beijing, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping began today an official visit to Finland, where he's scheduled to sign several cooperation agreements and strengthen bilateral ties. Protests against Cuts to US Environmental Agency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11204&SEO=protests-against-cuts-to-us-environmental-agency Washington, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Several organizations in the US state of New York are mobilized today outside the office of Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer to protest against what they consider President Donald Trump''s attacks on the environment. Venezuelans Protest OAS Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11203&SEO=venezuelans-protest-oas-interference Caracas, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of militants from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela are leading a march today to reject OAS interference in the internal affairs of the South American nation and to support President Nicolás Maduro''s administration. Lavrov Calls for International Cooperation against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11202&SEO=lavrov-calls-for-international-cooperation-against-terrorism Moscow, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The explosion in the subway of Saint Petersburg demonstrates the need for a joint fight against terrorism, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Cuba Hosts 7th Convention on Geosciences http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11201&SEO=cuba-hosts-7th-convention-on-geosciences Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Debate sessions, workshops and exhibitions of the 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention are beginning today in this capital, to link this knowledge with society and sustainable development. Morena Will Take Primacy from PRI in Mexico, Assures Lopez Obrador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11196&SEO=morena-will-take-primacy-from-pri-in-mexico-assures-lopez-obrador By Raúl García Alvarez México, Apr 4(Prensa Latina) Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of the Movement Regeneracion Nacional (Morena), assured it will take away the primacy from the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) in power, in next June 4 elections. Venezuela Gives New Steps to Improve Economic Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11194&SEO=venezuela-gives-new-steps-to-improve-economic-model Caracas, Apr 4 (PL) The Secretary of Foreign Trade and International Investment, Jesus Faría, announced that the Government of Venezuela will give new steps to accelerate the transit to a socialist economy. At least 262 People Killed by Mudslides in Mocoa, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11189&SEO=at-least-262-people-killed-by-mudslides-in-mocoa-colombia 03 de abril de 2017, 17:18Bogota, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said today that at least 262 people died due to Saturday''s avalanches of mud and water in Mocoa, Putumayo department. French Govt. Rejects Rising Budget for Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11185&SEO=french-govt.-rejects-rising-budget-for-guiana 03 de abril de 2017, 16:13Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) First Prime Minister of France Bernard Cazeneuve, reaffirmed today his willingness to response the French Guyanese strikers demands, but he rejected the possibility to rise to $2.5 billions Euros the budget for the measures. Bolivia Adjourned OAS Meeting on Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11184&SEO=bolivia-adjourned-oas-meeting-on-venezuela 03 de abril de 2017, 16:12La Paz, April 3 (Prensa Latina) An Organization of American States (OAS) meeting on Venezuela was adjourned today by Bolivia because the respective call was not previously consulted and did not provide any information to the national delegation, which has been presided over the regional organism''s Permanent Council since last Saturday. Russia Opens Terrorism Case after Subway Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11182&SEO=russia-opens-terrorism-case-after-subway-blast 03 de abril de 2017, 15:22Moscow, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia´s Investigation Committee (SKR) announced on Monday it had opened a criminal case over St. Petersburg subway blast. Maduro Reaffirms Willingness to Do Justice for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11180&SEO=maduro-reaffirms-willingness-to-do-justice-for-peace 03 de abril de 2017, 15:15Caracas, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called upon the law imposition to those responsible for some acts which threaten people, in view of threats from right-wing sectors that committed themselves to violence. García Linera Confirms Fast Recovery of Bolivian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11177&SEO=garcia-linera-confirms-fast-recovery-of-bolivian-president 03 de abril de 2017, 14:39La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Álvaro García Linera confirmed today a rapid recovery of President Evo Morales, who underwent surgery in Cuba for a small nodule on the left vocal cord. IOC Denies Having Hidden Doping Results of Jamaican Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11176&SEO=ioc-denies-having-hidden-doping-results-of-jamaican-athletes 03 de abril de 2017, 13:52Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) denied today having covered up positive doping from Jamaican sprinters in the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008, as reported by the German public channel ARD. Oil Prices Drop Due to Oversupply http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11174&SEO=oil-prices-drop-due-to-oversupply 03 de abril de 2017, 13:51London, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices fell today influenced by the oversupply in the markets, especially as there are more U.S. trading platforms in operation. Colombian Guerrilla Ready to Help Mocoa Reconstruction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11175&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ready-to-help-mocoa-reconstruction 03 de abril de 2017, 13:51Bogota, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander Iván Márquez confirmed that members of that guerrilla group are ready to help in the reconstruction of the municipality of Mocoa, which is experiencing a humanitarian tragedy after Saturday''s mudslides. Guadeloupe to Host 5th Congress of Writers of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11173&SEO=guadeloupe-to-host-5th-congress-of-writers-of-the-caribbean 03 de abril de 2017, 13:50Basse-Terre, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) More than one hundred of English,Spanish and French-speaking authors will participate in the 5th Congress of Writers of the Caribbean, which will take place from April 5 to 9 in Guadeloupe, confirmed today the Organizing Committee. Cuban President Sends Condolence Message to President Mugabe http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11172&SEO=cuban-president-sends-condolence-message-to-president-mugabe Harare, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz sent a condolence message to his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, because of the material damages and human losses caused by the floods in Zimbabwe, it was reported here Monday. International Danzon Festival Miguel Failde in Memoriam,Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11171&SEO=international-danzon-festival-miguel-failde-in-memoriamends-in-cuba 03 de abril de 2017, 13:08Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) After four days, the II International Danzon Meeting Miguel Failde in Memoriam, held here, gave last night the Grand Prizes (GP) of dance and composition, during the final round accompanied by the music of the Aragon Orchestra. Syria Dscusses with UNHCR Delegation Increasing Joint Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11170&SEO=syria-dscusses-with-unhcr-delegation-increasing-joint-projects 03 de abril de 2017, 13:04Damasco, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Daraa Governor Mohammad Khaled al-Hanous discussed on Monday with the delegation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), headed by Fadela Novak-Irons, means to increase joint projects and follow up on implementing others that target displaced families and terrorism-affected people. FIFA Bans Former Guatemala FA President Brayan Jimenez For Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11169&SEO=fifa-bans-former-guatemala-fa-president-brayan-jimenez-for-life Zúrich, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) FIFA has banned the former president of the Guatemala football federation for life. Mexico Designs Bra to Detect Breast Cancer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11167&SEO=mexico-designs-bra-to-detect-breast-cancer 03 de abril de 2017, 12:02Mexico, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Mexican researchers have designed a bra that will help diagnosing breast cancer, it was reported today. World Chefs Association Recognizes Merits of Cuban Cuisine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11166&SEO=world-chefs-association-recognizes-merits-of-cuban-cuisine Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) has declared the island''s cuisine a World Intangible Heritage, spokesmen of the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (FACRC) reported today. Spain Surprised by United Kingdom's Attitude Referring to Gibraltar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11165&SEO=spain-surprised-by-united-kingdoms-attitude-referring-to-gibraltar 03 de abril de 2017, 11:48Madrid, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Spain confessed today its surprise for the attitude of the United Kingdom after the European Union (EU) hinted it will give Madrid veto power on the future relation of Gibraltar with the bloc. French Gov't Continues Attempts to Control Crisis in French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11164&SEO=french-govt-continues-attempts-to-control-crisis-in-french-guiana 03 de abril de 2017, 11:28Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) New negotiations in Cayenne between Minister Ericka Bareigts and the demonstrators who keep paralyzed French Guiana mark today the French government''s attempts to try to control the crisis in that overseas department. Banned Access to Paraguayan Partliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11163&SEO=banned-access-to-paraguayan-partliament Asunción, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Banned access to the venue of the Paraguayan Congress stands today due to the threat of imminent collapse of part of its structure, affected by a fire on Friday due tio the violent protests in this capital. Plenty Aftershocks After Quake in Costa Rica-Panama Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11162&SEO=plenty-aftershocks-after-quake-in-costa-rica-panama-border Panama, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 aftershocks have occurred until early today following the strong earthquake that shook the border region between Panama and Costa Rica yesterday, with no reports of human losses and only slight damages to houses. Russia Rejects Versions on Plans to Attack Lithuania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11161&SEO=russia-rejects-versions-on-plans-to-attack-lithuania Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today statements about an alleged intention to attack Lithuania and denounced them as a clear expression of Russo-phobia of that nation with coasts in the Baltic Sea. Ecuador Opposition Loser Says He Will Challenge the Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11160&SEO=ecuador-opposition-loser-says-he-will-challenge-the-results Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso, who lost in the second round of elections, warned that he will challenge the results of the vote, which is now witnessing the victory of the candidate Lenin Moreno. Russia Assessing Terrorism as Cause of St. Pete Metro Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11159&SEO=russia-assessing-terrorism-as-cause-of-st.-pete-metro-blast Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) After the blasts that kill 10 and injured a dozen this morning in a subway line in St. Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin said that all possible causes are being considered, including terrorism. Cuba Hosts International Colloquium of Gerontology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11158&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-colloquium-of-gerontology Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) An International Colloquium on Gerontology has begun today in this capital with the attendance of representatives from 15 countries and regions to discuss the rights of senior citizens in the world. President Santos Highlights Solidarity with Mocoa Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11157&SEO=president-santos-highlights-solidarity-with-mocoa-victims 03 de abril de 2017, 10:04Bogota, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos highlighted the great solidarity expressed by several leaders of the region and the world, following the tragedy in Mocoa, Putumayo department, with more than 200 victims. Suitability of Staying in OAS Analyzed in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11156&SEO=suitability-of-staying-in-oas-analyzed-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Political and academic circles are focusing today on analyzing the suitability of Venezuela staying as a member of the Organization of American States (OAS), due to that forum''s attacks on the Bolivarian Revolution. Lenin Moreno will Walk alongside Ecuadoreans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11155&SEO=lenin-moreno-will-walk-alongside-ecuadoreans Por Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Singing the verses written by Antonio Machado, with music by Joan Manuel Serrat: ''Walker there is no path, you make the path as you go'', Ecuadorean President-elect Lenin Moreno promised before thousands of people to keep the path of the Citizen''s Revolution. Ministerial Meeting in France to Address Guiana Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11154&SEO=ministerial-meeting-in-france-to-address-guiana-crisis Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) A ministerial meeting aimed at tackling the situation in Guiana, French overseas territory paralyzed for more than a week by a broad movement of strikes, opens expectations about the possible solution that Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his team can give to the conflict. Vietnamese Culture Celebrates New UNESCO Recognition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11153&SEO=vietnamese-culture-celebrates-new-unesco-recognition Hanoi, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese culture today has a new laureate after receiving the UNESCO certificate recognizing the cult in this nation to the Mother Goddesses of the Three Kingdoms as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Rafael Correa Congrats Lenin Moreno, Rejects Violence after Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11152&SEO=rafael-correa-congrats-lenin-moreno-rejects-violence-after-elections 03 de abril de 2017, 08:55Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) President Rafael Correa has congratulated Lenin Moreno, who won the electoral runoff, and rejected violent actions in several cities of the South American country after the polls closed. At Least 10 Dead after Explosion in Subway Station in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11151&SEO=at-least-10-dead-after-explosion-in-subway-station-in-russia Moscow, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 people were killed in an explosion at the Senaya Ploshad station on the blue subway line in St. Petersburg, the TASS news agency reported, but there was no official confirmation. A Policeman Killed, 11 Injured in Indian Kashmir Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11150&SEO=a-policeman-killed-11-injured-in-indian-kashmir-attack New Delhi, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) An Indian policeman was killed and 11 others were injured in a grenade attack launched by Islamist insurgents in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, security sources reported today . Lenin Moreno Is Ecuador's New President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11147&SEO=lenin-moreno-is-ecuadors-new-president 03 de abril de 2017, 00:22Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno, candidate for the ruling PAIS Alliance and co-leader of the Citizens'' Revolution in Ecuador as Vice President of Rafael Correa, won Sunday the presidential ballotage and will be this country''s new president till 2021. Moreno Wins Electoral Run-Off; Will Be Ecuador's Next President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11144&SEO=moreno-wins-electoral-run-off-will-be-ecuadors-next-president 02 de abril de 2017, 22:25Quito, Abr 2 (Prensa Latina) Former Vice President Lenin Moreno, candidate for the ruling PAIS Allience, won the second round of elections this Sunday and will be Ecuador''s next president. Cuba Hosts 27th Imprint of Spain Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11143&SEO=cuba-hosts-27th-imprint-of-spain-festival 02 de abril de 2017, 16:09Havana, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The 27th Imprint of Spain Festival opens today in Cuba with a gala dedicated to the cultural origins of that European country in this Caribbean island. Cuban Musician Jose Maria Vitier Gives Exceptional Concert in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11141&SEO=cuban-musician-jose-maria-vitier-gives-exceptional-concert-in-france 02 de abril de 2017, 15:48Paris, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban musician Jose Maria Vitier and his band gave an exceptional concert in the French city of Enghien-les-Bains, where he showed his virtuosity, masterful performances and emotions. Serbians Elect New President of the Republic Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11139&SEO=serbians-elect-new-president-of-the-republic-today Belgrade, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) More than 6.7 million registered voters are casting their votes today at 8,396 polling stations to elect the new president of the Republic for the next five years.Âá Russia Denounces Western Coalition's Crimes in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11138&SEO=russia-denounces-western-coalitions-crimes-in-iraq Moscow, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry (MINDEF) today denounced the war crimes committed by the United States-led coalition against civilians in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where they are fighting the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS). Strikers Demand that FranceGrant Special Status for Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11137&SEO=strikers-demand-that-francegrant-special-status-for-guiana Paris, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the striking movement in Guiana demanded that France grant a special status that would guarantee greater autonomy for that French overseas department, which today hampers Paris''s claim to control the protest.Âá Youths Express Solidarity with Venezuela in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11136&SEO=youths-express-solidarity-with-venezuela-in-costa-rica San Jose, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the Cultural Meeting for the Youth and Trade Union Unit of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, taking place in Costa Rica, expressed their solidarity with the Bolivarian government and the Venezuelan people. Second Round of Presidential Elections Goes Smoothly in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11135&SEO=second-round-of-presidential-elections-goes-smoothly-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The second round of presidential elections being held throughout Ecuador and abroad goes smoothly, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, said today Cuban Cinema Opens Window to New York Moviegoers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11131&SEO=cuban-cinema-opens-window-to-new-york-moviegoers New York, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban feature-length films, documentaries and cartoons are today offering New Yorkers a window into the island''s cinema, in the framework of the fourth day of the 18th Havana Cinema Festival in New York. Venezuela: Opposition Lacks Arguments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11129&SEO=venezuela-opposition-lacks-arguments Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The opposition to the government of President Nicolas Maduro has lost followers despite its insistence on its destabilizing plans, expressed now with allegations of an alleged rupture of constitutional order in the country. Ecuadorians Elect Next President and Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11125&SEO=ecuadorians-elect-next-president-and-vice-president Quito, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorians are participating today in the second round of general elections to choose the president and the vice president who will rule the country from 2017 to 2021. Cuban Botanic Gardens Fulfill Travelers Expectations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11124&SEO=cuban-botanic-gardens-fulfill-travelers-expectations Havana, Apr 2 (prensa Latina) The growth of nature tourism today consolidates the journey of many people to Cuba interested in the beauty of the landscape and, above all, to visit the 13 botanical gardens of this country. Tenth Week of Polish Culture Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11118&SEO=tenth-week-of-polish-culture-begins-in-cuba Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The 10th Week of Polish Culture in Cuba opens its program today with a tribute to the filmmaker Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016), which will include several of his most recognized titles. General Attorney´s Office Investigates Violent Acts in Asuncion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11117&SEO=general-attorneyas-office-investigates-violent-acts-in-asuncion Asuncion, April 1 (Prensa Latina) A special team of the Attorney General´s Office of Paraguay is conducting some investigations on the violent events occurred from Friday to Saturday in Asuncion. France Plans to Announce Meassures to Resolve Guiana Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11115&SEO=france-plans-to-announce-meassures-to-resolve-guiana-crisis Paris, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The French ministers Matthias Fekl (Interior) and Ericka Bareigts (Overseas) are planning to announce today measures of great importance to try to resolve the crisis in Guiana, an overseas French territory paralyzed by a general strike. Economic Data Impose Greater Efforts in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11114&SEO=economic-data-impose-greater-efforts-in-vietnam Hanoi, April 1 (Prensa Latina) After being acquainted with the first quarter''s domestic economic data, the economic balance enforces Vietnam to greater efforts, in order to meet its economic growth rate -set at 6.7 percent- for this year. Spain Condemns New Israeli Settlement on Palestinian Lands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11113&SEO=spain-condemns-new-israeli-settlement-on-palestinian-lands Madrid, April 1 (Prensa Latina) Spain condemned Israel''s decision to settle in the town of Geulat Zion. It is the first one built in more than two decades in the Israel-occupied Palestinian territory. Graduation of Alphabetized People Dedicated to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11111&SEO=graduation-of-alphabetized-people-dedicated-to-fidel-castro Mexico, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) A total of 205 people in Mexico alphabetized by Cuban method ''Yo Si Puedo'' (Yes, I Can) in the municipality of Ixtapaluca, state of Mexico, is now dedicated to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Delegates of 15 Countries to Dialogue on Gerontology in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11110&SEO=delegates-of-15-countries-to-dialogue-on-gerontology-in-cuba Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 15 countries will participate in the International Colloquium on Gerontology, scneduled from April 3 thru 6 in this capital, informed here the president of its organizing committee, Humberto Arencibia. Importance Highlighted of Spanish Roots in Cuban Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11109&SEO=importance-highlighted-of-spanish-roots-in-cuban-culture Havana, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) ''To keep alive our roots is necessary today in order to strengthen our national culture and to continue creating'', assured the Cuban musician Pancho Amat, when referring to the 27th Festival La Huella de España, to take place here from April 2 thru 9. Somalia Reports 18,400 Cholera Cases this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11108&SEO=somalia-reports-18400-cholera-cases-this-year Mogadishu, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) The UN Children''s Fund (Unicef) reported today the increase to 18,400 cases of cholera and acute diarrheal diseases in Somalia this year, higher than the figure reported in 2016. IMF Reports International Reserves in Chinese Currency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11097&SEO=imf-reports-international-reserves-in-chinese-currency 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:35Washington, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The IMF reported today that more than one percent of the international reserve holdings are expresed in Chinese currency (renminbi, RMB), including China for the first time, in a report of this type. More than 150 Social Leaders Killed in Colombia in 14 Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11096&SEO=more-than-150-social-leaders-killed-in-colombia-in-14-months 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:33Bogota, Colombia, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Ombudsman, Carlos Alfonso Negret, presented today a report on social leaders killed in the country in the last 14 months, which amounts to 156 violent deaths. Venezuela to Strengthen Productive Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11095&SEO=venezuela-to-strengthen-productive-development 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:32Caracas, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami said that the Bolivarian government will work intensely to harness resources and strengthen the productive development in each local region. Turkey Still Considers Risks in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11093&SEO=turkey-still-considers-risks-in-syria 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:14Ankara, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s Minister of National Defense Fikri Işık stated that despite the final statement of the military campaign in northern Syria, called the Euphrates Shield, the risks still remain in that region. Argentinean Government Increased Gas Fees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11091&SEO=argentinean-government-increased-gas-fees 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:49Buenos Aires, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Argentine energy and mining minister, Juan José Aranguren announced today the gas tariffs that will increase around 30 or 40 percent more. Bolivia to Denounce Violation of Rights of Bolivian Citizens in Chil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11090&SEO=bolivia-to-denounce-violation-of-rights-of-bolivian-citizens-in-chil 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:48La Paz, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni announced that his country would denounce to the United Nations Human Rights Council the violation of the constitutional rights of this country''s citizens that remain detained in Chile. US Senate Committee Rejects Trump's Request for Immunity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11089&SEO=us-senate-committee-rejects-trumps-request-for-immunity 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:44Washington, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The United States Senate Intelligence Committee has rejected Michael Flynn''s request for immunity for the time being, the U.S. media reported today. Putin Maintains High Acceptance among Russians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11085&SEO=putin-maintains-high-acceptance-among-russians Moscow, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin counts with an acceptance rate of 81 percent of those polled by the Public Opinion Fund (FOM), while 64 percent of them will support him at the polls. Mexican Reporters Denounce Neglect against Aggressions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11084&SEO=mexican-reporters-denounce-neglect-against-aggressions Mexico, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Journalists Club denounced Friday what they regarded as neglect to the Mexican journalists, because they are victims of assassinations, threatenings and aggressions. France Continues Negotiations to Resolve Guiana Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11083&SEO=france-continues-negotiations-to-resolve-guiana-crisis Paris, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations to try to resolve the crisis in Guiana continue today after France''s Overseas Minister, Ericka Bareigts, presented her apologies to the people of that French overseas department. Colombian Guerrilla Plans to Hold Its Congress in July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11082&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-plans-to-hold-its-congress-in-july Bogota, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander Iván Márquez stressed today that the Colombian guerrilla will hold its next congress late in July or early August, when it plans to establish its political party. Another US Cruise Ship Docks in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11081&SEO=another-us-cruise-ship-docks-in-havana Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The cruise ship Azamara Quest joined today the list of vessels of this type that arrive in Cuba from the United States and consolidate the favorable image of this port destination. Cuba and China Strengthen Military Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11080&SEO=cuba-and-china-strengthen-military-ties Beijing, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the National People''s Congress, and Leopoldo Cintra Frias, Minister of Cuba''s Revolutionary Armed Forces, have agreed to strengthen bilateral and military ties, the Cuban embassy here reported. Cuban Film Opens New York Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11079&SEO=cuban-film-opens-new-york-festival New York, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban film ''Esteban'' has opened the 18th Havana Cinema Festival in New York with a welcoming reception by the audience at an event in which more than 35 films will be shown. Colombian Ecopetrol Reported Discovery of New Crude Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11078&SEO=colombian-ecopetrol-reported-discovery-of-new-crude-deposit Bogotá, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The discovery of a new oil deposit in an exploration well located in the municipality of Rionegro, in the northern department of Santander, is highlighted today by the local media quoting the parastate Colombian company Ecopetrol. Inti Illimani celebrates in Chile 50 Years of Artistic Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11076&SEO=inti-illimani-celebrates-in-chile-50-years-of-artistic-life By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) A magical evening, with nostalgic passages of cultural and political nature, allowed to celebrate 50 years of the musical career of the Chilean musical group Inti Illimani. First Negotiations to Ban Nuclear Weapons Conclude at U.N. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11075&SEO=first-negotiations-to-ban-nuclear-weapons-conclude-at-u.n. United Nations, Mar 31(Prensa Latina) The first round of talks to reach a binding agreement that bans nuclear weapons concludes today at the U.N., after a week of debates with the participation of 115 countries. Venezuela Rejects International Rightwing Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11074&SEO=venezuela-rejects-international-rightwing-interference Caracas, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The government of Venezuela rejected te economic boycott and media campaign of international rightwing forces promoted by the United States Department of State against the sovereignty and democratic order of the South American nation. Unemployment in Brazil Hits Record High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11072&SEO=unemployment-in-brazil-hits-record-high Brasilia, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Almost a year after taking control of Brazil with the promise of boosting the economy and generating jobs, Michel Temer's government faces today a record high unemployment rate, with 13.5 million unemployed persons. Colombian Guerrilla Continues Disarmament in Temporary Camps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11070&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-continues-disarmament-in-temporary-camps Bogotá, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Despite the delays in the adaptation of its temporary camps, the FARC-EP, along with the Colombian Government, continue today the procedures for the disarmament of that guerrilla, President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed. Russian Military Delegation Visits Conflict Zones in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11069&SEO=russian-military-delegation-visits-conflict-zones-in-pakistan Islamabad, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) In an unprecedented action, a Russian military delegation visited tribal areas in western Pakistan, where a campaign against armed groups is under way, according to a military statement released today. Negotiations to Resolve Crisis in French Guiana Resumed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11066&SEO=negotiations-to-resolve-crisis-in-french-guiana-resumed Paris, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations to try to resolve the crisis in French Guiana continue today after French Minister of Overseas, Ericka Bareigts, presented her apologies to the people of that overseas department of France. Lenin Moreno Urges to a United Ecuador, with Work and Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11065&SEO=lenin-moreno-urges-to-a-united-ecuador-with-work-and-opportunities Quito, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) ''My proposal is clear: we want a united Ecuador, with work and opportunities, where we all feel included,'' said Lenin Moreno, candidate for the presidency by the government Allianza PAIS, at the close of its electoral campaign. Argentineans Prepare their Pockets as Gov't Plans Higher Gas Tariffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11064&SEO=argentineans-prepare-their-pockets-as-govt-plans-higher-gas-tariffs Buenos Aires, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean minister of Energy and Mining, Juan Jose Aranguren, announced today gas tariffs will go up between 30 or 40 percent. USA to Accelerate Deportation of Imprisoned Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11063&SEO=usa-to-accelerate-deportation-of-imprisoned-immigrants Washington, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Immigrants convicted for a federal crime in the United States are facing the risk of faster deportations following a measure announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Venezuelan Sectors Insist in the Dialogue before Right-wing Assault http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11061&SEO=venezuelan-sectors-insist-in-the-dialogue-before-right-wing-assault Caracas, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan sectors are insisting on dialogue as an alternative to the confrontation that seems to favor groups opposed to the government of constitutional president Nicolás Maduro. South Africa Has a New Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11056&SEO=south-africa-has-a-new-cabinet Pretoria, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s President Jacob Zuma has done a major overhaul to Cabinet in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness. ''The changes bring some younger MPs and women into the National Executive in order to benefit from their energy, experience and expertise,'' said Zuma. South Africa Launches 5-Year Plan on HIV, TB, STIs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11055&SEO=south-africa-launches-5-year-plan-on-hiv-tb-stis Pretoria, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is launching a five-year National Strategic Plan to fight HIV, Tuberculosis (TB) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), to follow up with the program expiring this Friday. Scotland Presents Formal Request for Independence Referendum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11047&SEO=scotland-presents-formal-request-for-independence-referendum 30 de marzo de 2017, 17:24London, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon signed today a letter in which she presented a formal request to the British Government for authorization to hold a new independence referendum in that region of the country. Support to South Sudan Starts by Humanitarian Corridor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11046&SEO=support-to-south-sudan-starts-by-humanitarian-corridor 30 de marzo de 2017, 17:22Juba, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) South Sudan began to receive aid from the World Food Program (WFP), an UN agency that through a humanitarian corridor will move supplies to people affected by the famine. Cuba Paid Tribute to Rodolfo Walsh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11044&SEO=cuba-paid-tribute-to-rodolfo-walsh 30 de marzo de 2017, 16:46Havana, March 30 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina (PL) recalled the Argentine Journalist Rodolfo Walsh´s work, which marked PL´s history which was established in 1959 so as to contrast the great media´s misinformation back then. Colombian Vice President Assumes Tasks for Peace and Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11042&SEO=colombian-vice-president-assumes-tasks-for-peace-and-security 30 de marzo de 2017, 16:23Bogota, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos assigned today to General (r) Oscar Naranjo the task of being in charge of national peace and security, during the ceremony in which the military officer was sworn in as vice president. FIFA Lets Known Proposal to Confederations for World Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11041&SEO=fifa-lets-known-proposal-to-confederations-for-world-cup 30 de marzo de 2017, 16:19Brna, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The International Soccer Federation (FIFA) let known its proposal for the number of admission or classification tickets to grant to regional confederations for the 2026 World Cup, with 48 teams in competition. Congress to Investigate PM Rajoy´s Alleged Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11037&SEO=congress-to-investigate-pm-rajoyas-alleged-corruption 30 de marzo de 2017, 15:33Madrid, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The Congress of Deputies of Spain gave the green light to the creation of a commission to dig into the alleged illegal financing of the right-wing People´s Party (PP) of President Mariano Rajoy. US Republicans and Democrats See Dee Division in their Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11035&SEO=us-republicans-and-democrats-see-dee-division-in-their-parties 30 de marzo de 2017, 15:29Washington, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Republican and Democrat voters in United States agree today that their respective parties are experiencing a deep internal split, according to an NBC News and Survey Monkey poll. Psychotherapy, Effective Treatment against Depression: WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11032&SEO=psychotherapy-effective-treatment-against-depression-who 30 de marzo de 2017, 15:02Geneva, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) A psychotherapeutic treatment overcomes traditions with drugs to combat depression, a disease that currently affects 322 million people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today. El Salvador Decorates Cuban Dancer Alicia Alonso http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11030&SEO=el-salvador-decorates-cuban-dancer-alicia-alonso 30 de marzo de 2017, 14:25San Salvador, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren decorates today Cuban prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso with the Libertador Jose Simeon Cañas Order, Great Officer Rank. Innovative Chilean Project to Produce Water from Air http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11027&SEO=innovative-chilean-project-to-produce-water-from-air 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:26Santiago de Chile, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Water crisis is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind towards the future, the starting point for an innovative Chilean project based on the production of the vital microparticle liquid from the air. Putin Denies Intention to Wage a War or Compete with U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11026&SEO=putin-denies-intention-to-wage-a-war-or-compete-with-u.s. 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:23Moscow, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Russia in no way wants to wage a war or compete with the United States, the country with the largest military expenditures in the world, President Vladimir Putin said today at an international forum on the Artic. UNFPA, the Netherlands Sign Agreement on Sex Education in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11025&SEO=unfpa-the-netherlands-sign-agreement-on-sex-education-in-cuba 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:22Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) An agreement for the implementation of the second phase of a project on sex education and human rights led by the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex) of Cuba was signed here by UNFPA and the Netherlands. Xi and Trump: An Announcement of an Expected China-U.S. Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11024&SEO=xi-and-trump-an-announcement-of-an-expected-china-u.s.-summit Beijing, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) A few hours after it was announced today that Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, will hold their first meeting next week, the leaders of the world''s two largest economies are making headlines worldwide. Egyptian Judges Reject Law that Increases Presidents' Power http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11023&SEO=egyptian-judges-reject-law-that-increases-presidents-power 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:13Cairo, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The Judges'' Club of Egypt has requested a meeting with the country''s president, Abdel Fattah El Sisi, to discuss amendments to the Judicial Authority Law approved Monday by the legislative and constitutional committee. Tomas Romay, Prominent Figure of Cuban Science http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11022&SEO=tomas-romay-prominent-figure-of-cuban-science Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Dr. Tomas Romay, one of the most prominent figures in the history of health in Cuba, died on March 30th, 1849. He''s acknowledged by having introduced vaccination on the island. UNESCO Exhibits Cuban Artist's Works http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11021&SEO=unesco-exhibits-cuban-artists-works Paris, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Ofrendas (Tributes), by artist Silvia Rodriguez Rivero, was opened today at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris as part of the events of the ‘Cuban Week,'' taking place in this country. Lawmaker Considers Loss of FA Majority in Uruguay a Strong Signal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11020&SEO=lawmaker-considers-loss-of-fa-majority-in-uruguay-a-strong-signal 30 de marzo de 2017, 12:15 Montevideo, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Jose Carlos Mahia, president of the House of Deputies of Uruguay, has considered a very troubling signal the loss of the parliamentary majority of the ruling Broad Front (FA) Party. European Union, UK Look towards Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11019&SEO=european-union-uk-look-towards-trade-agreement 30 de marzo de 2017, 12:10 Brussels, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) With the definitive decision of London to exit the European Union (EU), the two sides begin today a long way to reach a satisfactory commercial agreement. Syrian Army Stops Terrorist Attacks in Various Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11018&SEO=syrian-army-stops-terrorist-attacks-in-various-provinces 30 de marzo de 2017, 11:59 Damascus, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army managed to stop terrorist offensives in the province of Hama, while its units advanced in the north of the Aleppo, military sources indicate today. In Hama, where fighting forced the displacement of more than 40,000 settlers to areas controlled by the Government, the casualties inflicted on extremists amounted to 2,200, including leaders of Saudi, Egyptian and Iraqi origin. Pakistan Officially Joins Saudi Anti-Terror Alliance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11016&SEO=pakistan-officially-joins-saudi-anti-terror-alliance Islamabad, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) After more than a year of flirtation, Pakistan officially announced its inclusion in a Muslim-anti-terrorist alliance sponsored by Saudi Arabia, despite warnings from parliament and large sections of this Central Asian country. Judge of Hawaii Indefinitely Blocks Trump's Immigration Veto http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11011&SEO=judge-of-hawaii-indefinitely-blocks-trumps-immigration-veto Washington, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The executive order that seeks to prevent the entry into the United States of people from six Muslim-majority nations was indefinitely blocked today following the ruling of a federal judge in Hawaii. Colombia General Ã'scar Naranjo Assumes as Vicepresident Elect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11007&SEO=colombia-general-ascar-naranjo-assumes-as-vicepresident-elect Bogota, March 30 (Prensa Latina) Retired General Ã''scar Naranjo assumes today the vice presidency of Colombia, during a protocol ceremony in the Palace of Nariño, headed by President Juan Manuel Santos. Iraq: UN Secretary-General Reviews Humanitarian Aid to Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11006&SEO=iraq-un-secretary-general-reviews-humanitarian-aid-to-mosul Baghdad, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday demanded here to turn the protection of civilian victims of the war against the terrorism by the Islamic State (IS) into ''an absolute priority'', particularly in Mosul. South Africa Fights Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11005&SEO=south-africa-fights-corruption 30 de marzo de 2017, 09:02 Pretoria, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Eighteen people, including police and Home Affairs officials, have been arrested for corruption at the Ficksburg border post as part of the fight against corruption in South Africa. Tense Day in Argentina, Labor Federations in General March http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11004&SEO=tense-day-in-argentina-labor-federations-in-general-march Buenos Aires, March 30 (Prensa Latina) In a March that is almost over, marked here by strikes and protests, Argentina is experiencing a new day of mobilization with a general march convened by the labor federations CTA and Autonomous CTA. Bolivian President Travels to Cuba for Surgery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11002&SEO=bolivian-president-travels-to-cuba-for-surgery La Paz, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has traveled to Cuba today to undergo surgery that will remove a small nodule from the left vocal cord. South Africa in Constant Fight against Racism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11001&SEO=south-africa-in-constant-fight-against-racism Pretoria, March 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africans ought to continue to fight racism and discrimination, exhorted Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa while addressing mourners at the funeral of legendary artist Joe Mafela. Cuba Hosts 6th Congress on Oil and Gas (Petrogas 2017) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10999&SEO=cuba-hosts-6th-congress-on-oil-and-gas-petrogas-2017 Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Experts of Cuba, France, México Canadá,Venezuela and other nations will session here as of next Monday, informed here one of the organizers. Festival Renders Tribute to Cuban Film Director in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10998&SEO=festival-renders-tribute-to-cuban-film-director-in-new-york New York, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Paintings, drawings and samples of representative works of Cuban caricaturist and film director Juan Padrón are to be exhibited in New York as part of the Havana Film Festival on his 70th birthday, said organizers. Servicio SMS de Prensa Latina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11043&SEO=servicio-sms-de-prensa-latina Several Ballet Academies to Dialogue in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10996&SEO=several-ballet-academies-to-dialogue-in-cuba Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Ballet academies from various countries will hold talks on artistic education in Cuba from April 9 to 19, announced the director of the Fernando Alonso National School, Ramona de Saá. Geologists from All Latitudes in Earth Sciences Convention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10994&SEO=geologists-from-all-latitudes-in-earth-sciences-convention Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The 7th International Earth Science Convention will begin here next Monday with geologists, geophysicists and miners from Latin America, North America, Europe and Africa, the website of the event announced today. Lack of Sanitation Worsens Situation in Famine-Threatened Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10993&SEO=lack-of-sanitation-worsens-situation-in-famine-threatened-countries 29 de marzo de 2017, 19:52United Nations, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) warned today that lack of sanitation and diseases were worsening the situation of children threatened by famine in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia. Two-Party Rejection to Build Border Wall Grows in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10990&SEO=two-party-rejection-to-build-border-wall-grows-in-usa 29 de marzo de 2017, 17:46Washington, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The US legislative movement against the construction of a wall between their country and Mexico is growing in Congress, said today the leader of the democratic minority in the Senate, Charles E. Schumer. Germany Regrets Brexit, but describes it as Turning Point for EU http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10989&SEO=germany-regrets-brexit-but-describes-it-as-turning-point-for-eu 29 de marzo de 2017, 17:27Berlin, March 29 (Prensa Latina) German Chancellor Angela Merkel deeply regretted at Britain´s decision to leave the European Union (EU), an option well-known as Brexit, but at the same time she valued it as a new turning point for Europe. Paraguayan Farmers Claim for Reform to Reach Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10986&SEO=paraguayan-farmers-claim-for-reform-to-reach-peace 29 de marzo de 2017, 16:34Asuncion, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) With songs, chants and mottos, thousands of farmers, men, women and children from countryside zones of Paraguay toured the streets of Asuncion, the capital, in demand for an agrarian reform, of which they say that is the only way for them to reach peace and quietness. UN Regrets Confirmation of Death of Experts in Democratic Congo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10987&SEO=un-regrets-confirmation-of-death-of-experts-in-democratic-congo 29 de marzo de 2017, 16:33United Nations, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General deplored the confirmation of the death in the Democratic Republic of Congo of two experts from the organisation missing a few days ago. Approval of Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia Welcomed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10985&SEO=approval-of-special-jurisdiction-for-peace-in-colombia-welcomed 29 de marzo de 2017, 16:31Bogota, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Interior Minister Juan Fernando Cristo described as great news for Colombia the approval in Congress of the reform bill that would create the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), the core of the agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Costa Rican President Highlights Tuxtla´s Values and Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10983&SEO=costa-rican-president-highlights-tuxtlaas-values-and-challenges 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:57San Jose, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis stated that concerted, cooperative and reciprocal strengthening are the solid spirit of Tuxtla Mechanism, while the Middle American reality is presently imposing new challenges. Bolivia: Outreageous Treatment to National Journalists in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10981&SEO=bolivia-outreageous-treatment-to-national-journalists-in-chile 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:54La Paz, Mar 29 (PL) Bolivia considered the treatment started to a group of Bolivian journalists in Chile, who were interrogated and been forced to sign a document not to exercise their work in this nation officially, as outreagous. Venezuelan Vice President Urged to Create Digital Platform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10980&SEO=venezuelan-vice-president-urged-to-create-digital-platform 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:52Caracas, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami urged the creation of an inclusive digital platform for the people to consciously fight the political battle by social and alternative media. Indonesia Receives for the First Time in 30 Years a French President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10976&SEO=indonesia-receives-for-the-first-time-in-30-years-a-french-president 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Jakarta, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo branded today as a significant event the visit of his French counterpart Francois Hollande to his country. Colombia Inaugurates Libraries Close to Guerrillas Camps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10974&SEO=colombia-inaugurates-libraries-close-to-guerrillas-camps Villavicencio, Colombia, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Two mobile libraries were open in the guerrilla temporary zones of Buenavista and La Cooperativa, where FARC-EP troops remain concentrated in pre-demobilization phase. Venezuela, European Union to Increase Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10972&SEO=venezuela-european-union-to-increase-trade Caracas, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Jesus Faria, has said today that his country and the European Union will establish a technical commission to increase trade. Scientists Warn about New Right Wing's Policies in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10971&SEO=scientists-warn-about-new-right-wings-policies-in-argentina Por Harald NeuberBerlin, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of university experts in Latin America warned today, in a call published on the Internet, about the consequences of the neoliberal policies adopted by the government of President Mauricio Macri in Argentina. Cuba Goes with Us Everywhere, Musician Jose Maria Vitier Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10970&SEO=cuba-goes-with-us-everywhere-musician-jose-maria-vitier-says Paris, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) As a special guest of the ''Cuban Week'', renowned composer and concert musician Jose Maria Vitier, has arrived in France to show his work and, above all, bringing his island with him, as ''it goes with us everywhere''. FARC-EP Affirms It Will Continue Defending Colombian Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10969&SEO=farc-ep-affirms-it-will-continue-defending-colombian-peace-process Bogotá, March 29 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP leader Timoleón Jiménez said today that Colombian guerrillas will continue defending the peace process despite any setbacks and assured that together with the Government it will push for the implementation of the November pact. U.S. Coalition Admits Possible Role in Civilian Deaths in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10968&SEO=u.s.-coalition-admits-possible-role-in-civilian-deaths-in-mosul Baghdad, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq admitted its ''probable'' responsibility for the deaths of 100 civilians in western Mosul, military sources said today. Cuba Highlights Venezuela's Victory at OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10966&SEO=cuba-highlights-venezuelas-victory-at-oas Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has hailed today Venezuela for defending the Latin American and Caribbean dignity, based on truth, reason and justice against the OAS and its Secretary General''s actions to undermine and topple the Bolivarian Revolution. Oman Offers Peace, Cooperation in Arab Summit, Even with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10965&SEO=oman-offers-peace-cooperation-in-arab-summit-even-with-iran Muscat, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Oman attends the Arab Summit of Jordan today in a spirit of promoting consultations and dialogues in favor of peace, unity and cooperation in that community, as well as with neighboring Iran. Cuba Hosts International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10964&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-dance-festival-in-urban-landscapes Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Dance will take the streets of the historical district of this capital from today to April 2nd on occasion of the International Dance Festival in urban landscapes. First International Investment Forum Begins in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10962&SEO=first-international-investment-forum-begins-in-el-salvador San Salvador, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The first International Investment Forum 2017 begins here today, with the presence of entrepreneurs from 30 countries and amid the optimism left by the recent launch of the Country Brand. Dominican Congresspersons Respond to US Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10961&SEO=dominican-congresspersons-respond-to-us-threat Santo Domingo, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Dominican congresspersons responded today to US Senator Marcos Rubio, who threatened to cut assistance to the Dominican Republic if it did not defend Washington''s position in the Organization of American States (OAS) against Venezuela. Brazil Focused on Bolivian Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10960&SEO=brazil-focused-on-bolivian-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Brazil confirmed its participation in the project of the Integration Railway Bioceanic Corridor (CFBI) and as part of the project will be accompanying Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay in the monthly meetings to carry out the initiative. Cuba, France Strengthen Ties with Event Dedicated to Culture http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10958&SEO=cuba-france-strengthen-ties-with-event-dedicated-to-culture Paris, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) In a tribute to culture as a clear way to strengthen ties between peoples, the Cuban Week was opened in France with the participation of politicians, diplomats and artists from both nations. British Government Activates Brexit Process Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10955&SEO=british-government-activates-brexit-process-today London, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The British government will officially actívate today the Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (EU), last proceeding to withdraw from the continental bloc, the so-called Brexit. Mortal Remains of Historical S. A. Fighter Buried in Johannesbu http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10956&SEO=mortal-remains-of-historical-s.-a.-fighter-buried-in-johannesbu Pretoria, Mar 29 (prensa Latina) The remains of historic South African fighter, Ahmed Kathrada, who died Tuesday at the age of 87, were buried today in the West Park cemetery in Johannesburg. Trump's Wall Threatens Hundreds of Animal Species http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10954&SEO=trumps-wall-threatens-hundreds-of-animal-species Mexico, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The wall that President Donald Trump intends to raise on the border with Mexico will have a strong ecological impact and would endanger more than 800 animal species, La Jornada newspaper reported today. Cuba Attends Event on Nuclear Cooperation in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10951&SEO=cuba-attends-event-on-nuclear-cooperation-in-russia Moscow, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has attended a meeting of the Committee of Plenipotentiary Representatives of the Member States of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), diplomatic sources said today. Public Transportation Drivers in Argentina to Join CGT Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10948&SEO=public-transportation-drivers-in-argentina-to-join-cgt-strike Buenos Aires, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Public Service drivers, including metro conductors, joined the strike the Confederacion General del Trabajo (CGT) has convened for April 6 in Argentina. Dominican Republic Defends Non-Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10936&SEO=dominican-republic-defends-non-interference-in-venezuela 28 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Santo Domingo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado asserted today that his country supports negotiation and is committed to solving the situation in Venezuela, and called to non-interference in the internal affairs of that country. UN: For Sponsoring Role of Sport as Peace Instrument http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10935&SEO=un-for-sponsoring-role-of-sport-as-peace-instrument By Waldo Mendiluza United Nations, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Activists and representatives of international federations today called on the United Nations to promote the use of sports, as an instrument of peace and unity among human beings. Donald Trump Turns Down Obama's Clean Energy Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10934&SEO=donald-trump-turns-down-obamas-clean-energy-policy 28 de marzo de 2017, 16:28Washington, March 28 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to revert Obama´s plan for enhancing clean energy management and lessening climate change. Russian Company to Commercialize Biggest Egyptian Gas Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10930&SEO=russian-company-to-commercialize-biggest-egyptian-gas-deposit Cairo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The first commercial production of gas from the Egyptian field of Zohr will begin by the end of 2017, said in El Cairo Igor Sechin, CEO for Rosneft, the largest state oil company of Russia. Evo: New Vaccine will Favor Bolivians' Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10929&SEO=evo-new-vaccine-will-favor-bolivians-health 28 de marzo de 2017, 15:42La Paz, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stated today that the introduction of the new vaccine against human papillomavirus in Bolivia is an important step in the health care of the people. Cuba Might Be the Second LatAm Tourist Destiny in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10928&SEO=cuba-might-be-the-second-latam-tourist-destiny-in-latin-america Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba might be in a short time placed as the 2nd best tourist destination in Latin America, said Arturo Garcia, president and founder of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (Sahic). Russian Air Force Supported Counter-Offensive in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10925&SEO=russian-air-force-supported-counter-offensive-in-hama Moscow, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Russian air force supported the Syrian army offensive on the outskirts of Hama, where 2100 armed from an about 10,000-man contingent were killed. Uruguay Refuses to Apply Democratic Clause to Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10924&SEO=uruguay-refuses-to-apply-democratic-clause-to-venezuela Montevideo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa considered impractical the application of the democratic clause to Venezuela as proposed the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. Urban Complex More than 2000 Years Old Discovered in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10922&SEO=urban-complex-more-than-2000-years-old-discovered-in-mexico Washington, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A urban complex in El Palenque square in Mexico, dating back more than 2000 years ago, was reportedly discovered by archaeologists of the American Museum of Natural History. Mexican Army Strengthens its Presence in Sonora http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10921&SEO=mexican-army-strengthens-its-presence-in-sonora Mexico, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Army troops are deployed today in Sonora to fight organized crime along the border of the states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua with the United States. Fidel Castro's Legacy Highlighted at Russian University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10920&SEO=fidel-castros-legacy-highlighted-at-russian-university Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Participants in a forum on Latin America, and specifically on Cuba, have highlighted today the political and historical legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Solar Farms will Benefit Cuban Families http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10919&SEO=solar-farms-will-benefit-cuban-families Matanzas, Cuba, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The construction of four photo-voltaic solar parks will favor more than 13,600 homes in two cities in Matanzas, reported the Electricity Company (EE) of that the western Cuban province. Colombian Gov't Ratifies Negotiations with ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10917&SEO=colombian-govt-ratifies-negotiations-with-eln Bogota, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Colombian government negotiators in the talks with the ELN guerrilla, Juan Camilo Restrepo, said today that they will continue talks in Quito, Ecuador, with the purpose of achieving a stable and lasting peace for Colombia. Syrian Army Destroys Tunnel Used by Terrorists in Damascus Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10916&SEO=syrian-army-destroys-tunnel-used-by-terrorists-in-damascus-province Damascus, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) In anti-terrorist operation Tuesday, an Army unit reportedly destroyed a tunnel used by members of Hay''at Tahrir al-Sham (Organization for the Liberation of the Levant), former Al-Nusra Front, in Harasta, Damascus Province. Cultural Event Dedicated to Cuba Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10915&SEO=cultural-event-dedicated-to-cuba-begins-in-france Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) A five-day cultural event dedicated to Cuba begins today in France, with the participation of renowned artists from the Caribbean nation, including musician, Jose Maria Vitier. New Law Guarantees the Sowing of Coca for Life in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10914&SEO=new-law-guarantees-the-sowing-of-coca-for-life-in-bolivia La Paz, March 28 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has affirmed today that the new Coca Leaf Law guarantees sowing of this plant for life in Bolivia for traditional consumption and medical use, while defending the country''s identity and history. UN Condemns Civilian Death in Mosul, Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10913&SEO=un-condemns-civilian-death-in-mosul-iraq United Nations, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein, condemned today the mass killing of civilians in recent days in Mosul, Iraq, where an offensive is continuing to drive the Islamic State (IS) out. Some 1.4 Million Children in Africa and Yemen at the Brink of Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10912&SEO=some-1.4-million-children-in-africa-and-yemen-at-the-brink-of-death Nairobi, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that nearly 1.4 million children are at the brink of death from malnutrition in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. World to Fight Climate Change even without US, says Koffi Annan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10911&SEO=world-to-fight-climate-change-even-without-us-says-koffi-annan Brussels, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The world will fight against climate change with or without the United States, former UN Secretary-General Koffi Annan predicted today. Flow of International Tourists to South Africa Grew 14% in January http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10910&SEO=flow-of-international-tourists-to-south-africa-grew-14-in-january 28 de marzo de 2017, 11:35 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South African tourist industry reportedly recorded an increase in the number of foreign visitors in January compared with the same month a year ago. Work to Rescue People Trapped in Floodings Resumes in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10909&SEO=work-to-rescue-people-trapped-in-floodings-resumes-in-peru Lima, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Special troops of the Peruvian armed forces resumed work to rescue victims trapped in their houses by the floods of the last days in the northern region of Piura, with an official toll of four dead persons. Caracas People to Condemn OAS Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10907&SEO=caracas-people-to-condemn-oas-interference-in-venezuela Caracas, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of demonstrators participate here today in a march condemning the interventionist and interference policy of the Organization of American States (OAS) against the people and the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela. South Africa Expanding Trade Links with China and Oman http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10906&SEO=south-africa-expanding-trade-links-with-china-and-oman 28 de marzo de 2017, 10:51 Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africa has reportedly embarked on a roadshow in China to attract investment in Special Economic Zones (SEZs), while enhancing cooperation with Oman on trade. El Salvador to Launch Nation Brand to Position Itself Globally http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10905&SEO=el-salvador-to-launch-nation-brand-to-position-itself-globally San Salvador, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Today, El Salvador presents its Nation Brand, a tool designed to highlight the economic potential of this Central American nation and position its image on a global level. Glaciers in Colombia Are Reduced to 37 Square Kilometers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10904&SEO=glaciers-in-colombia-are-reduced-to-37-square-kilometers Bogota, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian scientists say that the glaciers in the country could disappear in less than three decades due to the effects of global warming, a phenomenon they consider without retreat. Recovery is on the Way for Cuban Cheese Industry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10903&SEO=recovery-is-on-the-way-for-cuban-cheese-industry Havana, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban cheese industry pursues stability in its recovery to face the booming tourism sector, said today specialist of the Superior Direction of Business Management (OSDE). Jorge Luis Moya. CELAC Expresses in UN Concern about Nuclear Weapons Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10901&SEO=celac-expresses-in-un-concern-about-nuclear-weapons-threat 28 de marzo de 2017, 09:59 United Nations, March 28 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) expressed deep concern in the United Nations about the existence of nuclear weapons, as the conference was convened here to negotiate a binding agreement to prohibit them. France Says Chinese Community's Security Is a Priority http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10900&SEO=france-says-chinese-communitys-security-is-a-priority Paris, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The French government pointed out on Tuesday that the security of Chinese residents here is a priority, amid tension over the death of an Asian-origin man during a police raid on his home. Rohani: Russia-Iran Cooperation without Threats to Others http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10899&SEO=rohani-russia-iran-cooperation-without-threats-to-others Moscow, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between Russia and Iran is in no way directed against other countries, stated the president of the Persian nation, Hasan Rohani, in a meeting here with Vladimir Putin. Brazil: EU Commissioner to Investigate Measures for Sanitary Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10898&SEO=brazil-eu-commissioner-to-investigate-measures-for-sanitary-control Brasilia, March 28 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will investigate here the measures taken by Brazil to improve the instruments of health control in the production of meat and its derivatives. Trump Calls Story about His Alleged Ties with Russia a Farce http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10897&SEO=trump-calls-story-about-his-alleged-ties-with-russia-a-farce Washington, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday described as a farce the story about his alleged links with Russia, and suggested that the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton. Iraq and UN Analyze Military Offensive against IS in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10895&SEO=iraq-and-un-analyze-military-offensive-against-is-in-mosul Baghdad, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Iraq and the United Nations met here today to analyze the development of the offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, especially the need to better coordinate air raids to prevent civilian casualties. Vietnam, Cuba Boost Greater Defense Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10894&SEO=vietnam-cuba-boost-greater-defense-cooperation Hanoi, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Vietnam and Cuba have agreed to boost cooperation in political and party work, during a meeting as part of the visit of a delegation from the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) concluded today. Nahem Advocates US Must Break the Siege of Disinformation on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10893&SEO=nahem-advocates-us-must-break-the-siege-of-disinformation-on-cuba New York, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Activist Ike Nahem said today that one of the priorities of solidarity with Cuba in the United States must be to break the siege of disinformation on the island in the northern country. South Africa Bids Farewell to a Giant of its Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10892&SEO=south-africa-bids-farewell-to-a-giant-of-its-democracy Pretoria, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) South Africans mourns today for the loss of yet another giant of its democracy and freedom, Ahmed Kathdrada who passed away today this morning at the age of 87. Ecuador: Final Electoral Stage Shadowed by Dirty Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10890&SEO=ecuador-final-electoral-stage-shadowed-by-dirty-campaign Quito, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The electoral campaign in Ecuador, which will soon hold ballotage on April 2nd, is shadowed by the attacks of the right-wing against the Government and its candidates. Alicia Alonso Appreciates Welcome to National Ballet in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10887&SEO=alicia-alonso-appreciates-welcome-to-national-ballet-in-costa-rica San Jose, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso appreciated today here, also on behalf of members of the National Ballet of Cuba, the welcome given by Costa Rican audience and authorities. Almost 280,000 Displaced People by Antiterrorist Operation in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10886&SEO=almost-280000-displaced-people-by-antiterrorist-operation-in-mosul United Nations, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The operations to free the Iraqi city of Mosul from the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS) accumulate nearly 280,000 displaced people, as pointed out by the UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Office (OCHA) Monday. Colombian Govt. Ex Negotiator Joins Presidential Candidacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10882&SEO=colombian-govt.-ex-negotiator-joins-presidential-candidacy 27 de marzo de 2017, 16:35Bogota, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Colombian former vice president Humberto de la Calle, who served as head of government spokespersons in the peace talks, is preparing his candidacy for the 2018 elections, WRadio announced today. Russia Rejects Accusations on Collaboration with Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10877&SEO=russia-rejects-accusations-on-collaboration-with-terrorists 27 de marzo de 2017, 15:46Moscow, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Ministry of Defense rejected statements by the US military leadership in Europe, about a possible collaboration of Russian soldiers with terrorist groups in Afghanistan. Argentine Intelligence Chief Denounces Espionage Once Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10874&SEO=argentine-intelligence-chief-denounces-espionage-once-again Buenos Aires, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean ex-chief of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) Oscar Parrilli once again denounced political espionage after the release of new private talks broadcast on the media over the weekend. More than 300 Armed Extremists Leave the Syrian city of Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10870&SEO=more-than-300-armed-extremists-leave-the-syrian-city-of-homs Damascus, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 armed extremists left the neighbourhood Al Waer, their last bastion in the Syrian city of Homs, 162 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed. Community Artists Rehearse Play Dedicated to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10869&SEO=community-artists-rehearse-play-dedicated-to-fidel-castro Ciénaga de Zapata, Cuba, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban artist community group Korimakao, from western Cuba, is now rehearsing a play dedicated to historical revolutionary leader Fidel Castro for its premiere on April 18 at a special gala. Evo Morales Increases in Popularity Despite Media War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10868&SEO=evo-morales-increases-in-popularity-despite-media-war La Paz, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales´s popularity continues to rise despite the media war that is aimed at trying to malign his image, Minister of Communication Gisela Lopez said. UN Warns Nuclear Weapons Are an Unacceptable Risk to Humanity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10867&SEO=un-warns-nuclear-weapons-are-an-unacceptable-risk-to-humanity United Nations, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The President of the General Assembly of the UN, Masud Bin Momen, has warned today that the existence of nuclear weapons constitutes an unacceptable risk to humanity. Canadian and European Companies Interested in Bolivian Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10865&SEO=canadian-and-european-companies-interested-in-bolivian-mining La Paz, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has reported Monday that three companies from Canada and Europe expressed their interest on investing in Bolivia''s mining sector. Kuwait Believes on Viable Talks between Arab Gulf Countries and Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10864&SEO=kuwait-believes-on-viable-talks-between-arab-gulf-countries-and-iran Kuwait, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Kuwait has expressed optimism about the possibility of launching a dialogue between Iran and its Persian Gulf neighbors, as Arab countries are defining today positions for tomorrow''s summit in Jordan. Venezuela Requests Suspension of Extraordinary OAS Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10863&SEO=venezuela-requests-suspension-of-extraordinary-oas-meeting Caracas, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has demanded today the suspension of the special OAS session, slated for tomorrow at the request of 18 countries, considering it a violation of the regional bloc statutes. In Sweeping Offensive, Syrian Army Free New Regions of Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10862&SEO=in-sweeping-offensive-syrian-army-free-new-regions-of-terrorists Damascus, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units have made inroads in the north and south of the country, establishing control over mountains in Palmyra, killing scores of terrorists in Deir Ezzor and Hama, while launching successful operations in southern regions of Daraa, Sweida, Quneitra and Damascus. Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Visits Austria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10861&SEO=cuban-minister-of-energy-and-mines-visits-austria Vienna, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy and Mines of Cuba, Alfredo López Valdés, spoke today with senior officials of several federal portfolios and institutes in this capital during his work visit to Austria. Number of High-Technology Zones in China Increased in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10860&SEO=number-of-high-technology-zones-in-china-increased-in-2016 Beijing, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The number of industrial zones using high technology in China increased to 156, with income for operations that reached around 27.9 trillion yuans ($4 trillion USD), official sources reported today. FAO Warns of more Hunger Due to Conflicts and Crisis Situations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10859&SEO=fao-warns-of-more-hunger-due-to-conflicts-and-crisis-situations Rome, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The spread and intensification of conflicts and crisis in the Near East and North Africa accentuate the severe food insecurity that affects more than 30 million people, FAO has warned today. Photos of alleged Murderer of La Jornada Journalist Made Public http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10858&SEO=photos-of-alleged-murderer-of-la-jornada-journalist-made-public Mexico, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General''s Office (FGE) of Chihuahua leaked to the media photographs of the probable hired assassin who killed La Jornada correspondent Miroslava Breach, whose death continues to arouse today expressions of condemnation. Egyptian Army Hinders Extremists Operation in Sinai http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10857&SEO=egyptian-army-hinders-extremists-operation-in-sinai Cairo, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Armed Forces of Egypt hindered in the last hours an operation of armed extremists in the north of the Sinai where they wanted to establish road patrols. Mexican Agrcultural Workers Denounce Exploitation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10852&SEO=mexican-agrcultural-workers-denounce-exploitation Mexico, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Workers from San Quintin, Mexico, are carrying out an emblematic struggle for their labour and social rights, and denounced the bad working conditions and exploitation they are submitted to. Cuban Agricultural-and-Livestock Fair Concludes with Rodeo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10851&SEO=cuban-agricultural-and-livestock-fair-concludes-with-rodeo Havana, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Fiagrob 2017, the 20th International Agro-Industrial and Food-and-Agriculture Fair, that began on March 18 at Rancho Boyeros exhibition center is closing today with several rodeo events, such as parade, calf roping, bull tumbling and others. Venezuela Reiterates Commitment to Defend the Peoples of Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10849&SEO=venezuela-reiterates-commitment-to-defend-the-peoples-of-mercosur Caracas, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ratified the commitment of Venezuela as a member of the South Common Market (Mercosur) to defend the rights of inclusion of the peoples forming this regional integrration process. Elton John and James Taylor Ready for Argentina's Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10848&SEO=elton-john-and-james-taylor-ready-for-argentinas-concert Buenos Aires, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Posters all around the city announce the concert that two great musicians, British Elton John and American James Taylor, will give in this capital. Brazil, Paraguay to Review Strengthening MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10847&SEO=brazil-paraguay-to-review-strengthening-mercosur 26 de marzo de 2017, 12:50Brasilia, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian and Paraguayan governments will review the economic and trade strengthening of MERCOSUR and the external negotiations by that regional bloc, during the visit that Brazil''s Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira will pay to Asuncion, starting tomorrow. Rockfall Kills Four People in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10846&SEO=rockfall-kills-four-people-in-colombia Bogota, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A rockfall caused by unstopping rains in Colombia reached a bus on the Bogota-Girardot route, causing the death of four people and wounds to seven in the locality of Puerto Araujo, department of Cundinamarca. Brazilian Workers Unions to Decide on New Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10845&SEO=brazilian-workers-unions-to-decide-on-new-strike Brasilia, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s seven biggest trade union confederations will define tomorrow the date for a new strike against the reforms the government of President Michel Temer has been enforcing; the labour action could even turn into a general strike. Russia Sends Wheat to Syria as Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10844&SEO=russia-sends-wheat-to-syria-as-aid Damascus, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A shipment of 31,500 tons of wheat from Russia has reportedly arrived Sunday in Tartous, Syria''s southern port city, as aid to the Syrian people that have being facing terrorism and harsh sanctions imposed by Western countries. Parliaments of Cuba and India Strenghtening Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10843&SEO=parliaments-of-cuba-and-india-strenghtening-links New Delhi, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of the National Assembly of the People''s Power of Cuba (ANPP, Parliament) arrived today in this capital to exchange experiences and reinforce working links with Indian Parliament. ANC Discusses Racism, Crime and Agrarian Reform in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10842&SEO=anc-discusses-racism-crime-and-agrarian-reform-in-south-africa Pretoria, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Agrarian reform, crime and racism were key issues discussed today by the Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC), party which leads the triple alliance ruling South Africa since 1994. Jam Session Closes Havana World Music Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10841&SEO=jam-session-closes-havana-world-music-festival Havana, 26 sea (Prensa Latina) With a jam session that summons guest artists, Havana World Music Festival comes to an end Sunday at the Factory of Cuban Art (FAC), in this capital. Spain: Tribute to Fidel Castro in Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10840&SEO=spain-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-madrid Madrid, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish movement of solidarity with Cuba has paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz, highlighting his humanistic and internationalist legacy, four months after his death. Syrian Army Strikes ISIS in Damascus Countryside http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10839&SEO=syrian-army-strikes-isis-in-damascus-countryside Damascus, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units reportedly carried out a successful special operation against an ISIS concentration in south east Damascus Countryside wiping out terrorists from that area, while engaging anti-Syrian groups in other parts of the country. Chinese Belt and Route Initiative is Center of Lanzhou Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10838&SEO=chinese-belt-and-route-initiative-is-center-of-lanzhou-fair Beijing, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese initiative of the Belt and Roujte will be the theme of the traditional trade fair of Lanzhou, next July, said organizers of the northwest provindce of Gansu. Merkel and Schulz Handle First Electoral Stage in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10836&SEO=merkel-and-schulz-handle-first-electoral-stage-in-germany Berlin, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The respective parties of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Martin Schulz, main rivals in the September general elections, undergo today their first electoral test in the country. Coalition Led by USA Investigates Killing of 200 Civilians in Iraq http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10832&SEO=coalition-led-by-usa-investigates-killing-of-200-civilians-in-iraq 25 de marzo de 2017, 18:26Washington, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The international coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) investigates the alleged killing of 200 civilians in Iraq by its air strikes, said US sources today. Activists Gathered in New York Condemn Blockade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10830&SEO=activists-gathered-in-new-york-condemn-blockade New York, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Activists from more than 20 states in the United States and Canadian provinces that participate in a meeting of solidarity with Cuba condemned today the US blockade against Cuba. Havana World Music Tinges Orange Rhythms against Gender Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10828&SEO=havana-world-music-tinges-orange-rhythms-against-gender-violence Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Havana World Music Festival (HWM) joins today with its Orange Day program, an initiative promoted by the United Nations to make the struggle for non-violence against women and girls visible. Ukrainian Ultranationalists Sent to Demonstrate in Minsk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10827&SEO=ukrainian-ultranationalists-sent-to-demonstrate-in-minsk Kiev, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Ukrainian ultranationalists are moving to Minsk today to participate in the so-called march for Den Voli (Freedom Day), organized by the opposition, said today the city media. China Strengthens Ties with Countries Attending Boao Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10825&SEO=china-strengthens-ties-with-countries-attending-boao-forum Beijing, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) China seized the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), running in the southern province-island of Hainan, to increase cooperation and strengthen ties with foreign countries attending the significant regional economic meeting. Cuban Leading Coffee Exporter Arises Interest in Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10823&SEO=cuban-leading-coffee-exporter-arises-interest-in-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The Coffee Processing Enterprise Altoserra, with over half of Cuban exports of the grain, aroused great interest at the 20th International Agroindustrial Agrofood Fair, Fiagrop 2017, open here. Colombian Gov't and FARC-EP Supervise Peace Pact Application http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10821&SEO=colombian-govt-and-farc-ep-supervise-peace-pact-application Bogotá, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Government and Insurgent FARC-EP supervise as of today in Cartagena de Indias the steps to implement the definitive agreement between both parts, confirmed Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner of Peace for Colombia. Cuba Presents more than 250 Health Programs at Panamanian Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10819&SEO=cuba-presents-more-than-250-health-programs-at-panamanian-fair Panama, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of more than 250 medical services programs are carried out by Cuban health professionals who attend the Expocomer 2017 International Trade Fair, which ends today. Left-wing Urged to Resume Offensive in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10816&SEO=left-wing-urged-to-resume-offensive-in-latin-america Mexico, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Unity, integration and links with the popular sectors are paramount today for leftist and progressive forces in confronting the right-wing counter-offensive in Latin America. European Summit Concludes in Italy with Principle Declaration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10814&SEO=european-summit-concludes-in-italy-with-principle-declaration Rome, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The summit of the European Union (EU) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties ended here with a succint final declaration of principles and intentions for the next 10 years. National Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba Begins in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10812&SEO=national-meeting-of-solidarity-with-cuba-begins-in-new-york New York, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Conference for the Full Normalization of Relations between Cuba and the United States begins today two days of sessions with the participation of dozens of activists of solidarity with the island. French Divided About EU Impact on the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10811&SEO=french-divided-about-eu-impact-on-the-country 25 de marzo de 2017, 09:44Paris, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) The impact of the European Union (EU) on France divides easily this society: only 46 percent of citizens consider positive the effects of the community group, according to a survey published here today. Donald Trump Suffers a Defeat on Health Bill Pull-Out http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10804&SEO=donald-trump-suffers-a-defeat-on-health-bill-pull-out 24 de marzo de 2017, 17:18Washington, March 24 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump suffered his first legislative defeat after Republicans rebuffed the health bill due to the lack of necessary votes for being approved. Colombian President Rules Out Peace Pact Renegotiation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10802&SEO=colombian-president-rules-out-peace-pact-renegotiation 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:58Bogota, March 24 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos denied the possibilities to renegotiate the peace agreements already signed by both the Government and FARC-EP. Cuba Assembles First Laptops and Tablets for Domestic Distribution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10799&SEO=cuba-assembles-first-laptops-and-tablets-for-domestic-distribution 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Havana, March 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Industrial Company for Informatics, Communications and Electronics (GEDEME) announced that it has assembled the first 3500 laptops and 3583 tablets, destined to national state-run entities. Cuba Promotes Foreign investment in Panama Trade Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10798&SEO=cuba-promotes-foreign-investment-in-panama-trade-fair 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:27By Nubia Piqueras Grosso MEDICC Highlights Cuban Doctors' Contribution to US Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10797&SEO=medicc-highlights-cuban-doctors-contribution-to-us-communities 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:36Washington, March 24 (Prensa Latina) The project of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) highlighted that the American students graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) are improving health equity in different US communities. Parlacen Recognizes Solidary Gestures with Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10795&SEO=parlacen-recognizes-solidary-gestures-with-peru 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:31Giatemala, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Central American Parliament (Parlacen) recognized the solidary gestures by the countries which let their opportune support to Peru, because of the heavy rains affecting this South American nation and now, are keeping the Peruvian people and government in tension. Colombia Hands In at UN Final Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10793&SEO=colombia-hands-in-at-un-final-peace-agreement 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:27United Nations, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s permanent representative to the United Nations, María Emma Mejía, handed in today the final agreement for the end of the conflict in the South American country to Secretary-General António Guterres. Putin Meets French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10792&SEO=putin-meets-french-presidential-candidate-marine-le-pen Moscow, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has met today with French presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen, at the Kremlin, with whom he analyzed the state of relations between the two countries. UNICEF Helps Cuba in Health Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10791&SEO=unicef-helps-cuba-in-health-education Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Two Cuban towns are benefitted by a health and sanitation education project for children in collaboration with UNICEF, UN agency representative, Maria Machicado, said. China Boosts Economic Globalization, Investment in BOAO Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10789&SEO=china-boosts-economic-globalization-investment-in-boao-forum Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli underlined today the importance of economic globalization and foreign investment during his speech at the Boao Forum for Asia (FBA) in the southern island province of Hainan. Cuba for Qualifying to World Women's Volley Cup Under 18 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10787&SEO=cuba-for-qualifying-to-world-womens-volley-cup-under-18 Havana, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban under 18 women''s volleyball team will endevor to get the pass for the World Championship of this age category at the upcoming Pan American Cup, said head coach Juan Carlos Ruiz. Argentina Marches for Victims of Last Military Dictatorship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10780&SEO=argentina-marches-for-victims-of-last-military-dictatorship Buenos Aires, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Argentineans willgather today at Plaza de Mayo, a symbol of so many struggles, on occasion of the National Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, to pay tribute to the victims of the last military dictatorship (1976-1983). U.S. Tightens Visa Process on Visitors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10779&SEO=u.s.-tightens-visa-process-on-visitors Washington, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The administration of the United States decreed to toughen the process of visa emission to millions of visitors with the enactmnent of new measures, informed today daily The New York Times. China-Latin America Economic Cooperation Zone in Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10778&SEO=china-latin-america-economic-cooperation-zone-in-progress Beijing, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) China advances in the construction of an economic cooperation and trade zone with Latin America in the city of Zhuhai, southern province of Guangdong, scheduled to begin operations in the second half this year. . Bolivian Team to Participate in Annual NASA Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10777&SEO=bolivian-team-to-participate-in-annual-nasa-competition La Paz, mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Six students of the Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA) of Bolivia will participate from March 30 through April 1st in the yearly NASA competition: Human Exploration Rover Challenge. G-77 Plus China Demand Commitment by Rich Countries with Paris Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10770&SEO=g-77-plus-china-demand-commitment-by-rich-countries-with-paris-accord United Nations, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Group of 77 plus China were in favor today here of full compliance with the Paris Agreement by developed countries, faced with the need to respect the principle of historic and common, but responsibilities. Parade for 138th Year of Lost Access to the Sea, Held by Bolivians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10767&SEO=parade-for-138th-year-of-lost-access-to-the-sea-held-by-bolivians La Paz, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia marked today the 138th year of the loss of the access to the sea with a civil-military parade at the plaza Abaroa, chaired by President Evo Morales and Bolivian authorities. Argentina's Former President in Oral and Public Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10766&SEO=argentinas-former-president-in-oral-and-public-trial Buenos Aires, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio stated the oral and public argument of Argentinean former President Cristina Fernandez in court for alleged offense of unfaithful administration to the detriment of the public administration. Dominican Republic: More than 8,000 Illegal Migrants Deported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10765&SEO=dominican-republic-more-than-8000-illegal-migrants-deported 23 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Santo Domingo, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The General Headquarters of Migration (DGM) of the Dominican Republic informed that 8,383 irregular foreigners were deported up to today in the period between January and March of this year. International Political Parties Pay Homage to Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10761&SEO=international-political-parties-pay-homage-to-fidel-castro Mexico, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of nearly 130 political organizations from 36 countries paid tribute today to Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, whose legacy was considered as a guide to fight for a better world. Cuban Group Fosters Foreign Investments in Water Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10760&SEO=cuban-group-fosters-foreign-investments-in-water-sector 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:05Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban business group of hydraulic engineering and logistics (GEILH) presented today three projects for direct foreign investments to businesspeople from 17 countries that are participating in the International 2017 Cubagua Conference in this capital. Taliban Movement Occupies District in South of Afghanistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10759&SEO=taliban-movement-occupies-district-in-south-of-afghanistan 23 de marzo de 2017, 16:04Kabul, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Active militants of the Taliban movement occupied today the district of Sangin, in the province of Helmand, Afghanistan, after intensifying the offensive initiated in 2016 to extend its control on this southern demarcation, reported official sources. World Bank Recognizes Socioeconomic Advances of Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10758&SEO=world-bank-recognizes-socioeconomic-advances-of-vietnam 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:43Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The World Bank (WB) recognized today that Vietnam''s success responds to solid policies, when repeating the will to work with the Indochinese countryh to support its economic growth boost. Cuba and Uruguay Consolidate Parliamentary Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10756&SEO=cuba-and-uruguay-consolidate-parliamentary-links 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:31Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Esteban Lazo, president of the Cuban National Assembly (Parliament) received Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives president Jose Carlos Mahia, as part of the process of strengthening relations between Cuba and Uruguay. Bolivia Believes in the Force of Justice, by Evo Morales http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10754&SEO=bolivia-believes-in-the-force-of-justice-by-evo-morales 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:27La Paz, March 23 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stressed, during the ceremony for the Day of the Sea, that Bolivia believes in the force of justice to return with sovereignty to the coasts of the Pacific Ocean. Jose Mujica and Felipe Gonzalez to Verify Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10753&SEO=jose-mujica-and-felipe-gonzalez-to-verify-peace-agreement 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:04Bogota, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The ex-presidents from Uruguay, Jose Mujica, and Spain, Felipe Gonzalez, will be part of the International Group of Verification of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian government, and the local rebel movement Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP), as confirmed by both parts Thursday. Cuba to Receive International Support for Water Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10752&SEO=cuba-to-receive-international-support-for-water-management 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:02Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) the Adour-Garonne Water Agency from France and the International Office for Water (IOW) today committed to provide technical assistance to Cuba for hydraulic and water resources management. Angola has a Copper Belt in 116 thousand Square Kilometer Area http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10751&SEO=angola-has-a-copper-belt-in-116-thousand-square-kilometer-area Luanda, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Angola has a copper plus cobalt belt that extends 116 thousand square kilometers that reaches Zambia and the Congo Democratic Republic, affirmed today the Minister of Geology and Mines Francisco Queiroz. Vietnamese President, Party Leader Ratify Support for Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10750&SEO=vietnamese-president-party-leader-ratify-support-for-cuba Hanoi, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed today that the visit of the Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba, Leopoldo Cintra Frías will contribute to the promotion of the excellent bilateral relations. Another Journalist Killed in Mexico, Totaling Three in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10748&SEO=another-journalist-killed-in-mexico-totaling-three-in-2017 Mexico, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach was shot dead today in front of her home in Chihuahua, in the northwest of the country. The Perfidious Evolution of the former Al Nusra Front http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10747&SEO=the-perfidious-evolution-of-the-former-al-nusra-front Por Pedro García HernándezDamascus, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Like the lizards of the vast Syrian desert, the terrorist group Al Nusra Front moves between terror and fright, and maintains a perfidious evolution of its public characteristics without changing its power goals. More than 100 Iraqis Killed in Mosul Blast http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10746&SEO=more-than-100-iraqis-killed-in-mosul-blast Baghdad, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) At least 108 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed as a result of a powerful explosion that occurred late Wednesday, in the al-Jadida neighborhood of Mosul, an Iraqi military source reported today. Italian Prime Minister asks to Recover European Welfare Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10744&SEO=italian-prime-minister-asks-to-recover-european-welfare-model Rome, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, expressed today that the European Union (EU) must face the challenge of economic growth to recover the best social conditions and traditions with the welfare model of the region. Water Resources, Agriculture and Population at Cubagua 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10743&SEO=water-resources-agriculture-and-population-at-cubagua-2017 Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The International Convention, Cubagua 2017, is promoting today exchanges of expert on global problems associated with the agricultural use of water resources and its supply to the population. CELAC Coordinators Regulate Actions in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10742&SEO=celac-coordinators-regulate-actions-in-el-salvador San Salvador, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The national coordinators of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in El Salvador today to regulate actions and prepare the next summit with the European Union. Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank Has Now 70 Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10739&SEO=asian-investment-in-infrastructure-bank-has-now-70-members Beijing, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The Asian Investment in Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), initiative promoted by Chinese president , Xi Jinping, announced the approval of 13 new members of that entity, whose number of affiliates rose to 70. Iran Encourages All Countries to Join its Plan against Extremism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10736&SEO=iran-encourages-all-countries-to-join-its-plan-against-extremism Tehran, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran has invited ''all'' countries to adopt its proposal to assemble a global crusade against violence and extremism, just as the United States is calling on its allies to become more involved in the fight against terrorism. Venezuela Expels Two European Journalists for Illegal Activities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10735&SEO=venezuela-expels-two-european-journalists-for-illegal-activities Caracas, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela expelled two BBC journalists, Ian O''Reilly and Stephen Sackur, for illegal activities and breaches of national laws, said representative Diosdado Cabello. ICAIC's Contributions to Cuban Culture Are Outstanding, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10733&SEO=icaics-contributions-to-cuban-culture-are-outstanding-says-expert By Glenda Arcia South Africa Faced with Changing Apartheid Spatial Planning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10732&SEO=south-africa-faced-with-changing-apartheid-spatial-planning Pretoria, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) South Africa is faced today with the need to guide the growth and management of urban areas in ways that unleash the potential of cities and towns, and reverse the terrible legacy of apartheid spatial injustice, believes Deputy Minister Andries Nel. Russia Reaffirms Position as World's Second Largest Exporter of Arms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10731&SEO=russia-reaffirms-position-as-worlds-second-largest-exporter-of-arms Moscow, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Despite the unilateral sanctions of the West, Russia reaffirms today its position as the world''s second largest exporter of arms, with 15 billion dollars sold in 2016, while it has a backlog of 50 billion. South Africa Suspends Import of Brazilian Meat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10730&SEO=south-africa-suspends-import-of-brazilian-meat Pretoria, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazilian meat scandal, SA News reports Thursday. Fifth Round of Talks on Syria Begins in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10729&SEO=fifth-round-of-talks-on-syria-begins-in-geneva United Nations, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations headquarters in Geneva is hosting the fifth round of negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition, a dialogue aimed at ending six years of conflict. UN Confirms Restart of Dialogue on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10726&SEO=un-confirms-restart-of-dialogue-on-syria United Nations, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations confirmed that the negotiations in Geneva between the Syrian government and its oppoents in the nation, would be restarted today, with the guidance of UN Special Envoy Steffan de Mistura. UN Offers Total Support to Cuba for Sustainable Water Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10724&SEO=un-offers-total-support-to-cuba-for-sustainable-water-management 22 de marzo de 2017, 18:17Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Organization (UN) expressed today its total support to Cuba in order to contribute to sustainable management of the country''s water resources, faced with challenges as drought and food security. Businessmen Repatriated Million of Dollars to Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10720&SEO=businessmen-repatriated-million-of-dollars-to-venezuela 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:17Caracas, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Bicentennial Bank President Miguel Perez Abad said that Venezuela received the injection of at least US $ 11.7 billion in repatriation for its economy. Three French Students among the Wounded by Attack in London http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10719&SEO=three-french-students-among-the-wounded-by-attack-in-london 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:16Paris, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Three French students are among the injured people by the attack occurred in London today, as confirmed by the French Foreign Ministry. Central Bio-Oceanic Train Means Integration, Says Bolivian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10717&SEO=central-bio-oceanic-train-means-integration-says-bolivian-president 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:11La Paz, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales explained today that the project of the Central Bio-Oceanic Railway would benefit half of the South American countries and means integration of the Americas with the rest of the continents. UN World Food Program Investigates on Water in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10715&SEO=un-world-food-program-investigates-on-water-in-cuba 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:03Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The UN World Food Frogram highlighted the progress of Cuba in a project to strengthen steps to face climatic risks, such as droughts, something that intensely affects Cuban food security. Preparation of New Talks on Syria Analyzed by Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10714&SEO=preparation-of-new-talks-on-syria-analyzed-by-russia 22 de marzo de 2017, 16:01Moscow, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister, Serguei Lavrov, analyzed today with the special envoy of the UN for Syria, Steffan de Mistura, the preparation of the fifth round of negotiations on the Levantine country, in Geneva. Czech Republic Interested in Doing Business with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10712&SEO=czech-republic-interested-in-doing-business-with-cuba 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:47Havana, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Czech Minister of Agriculture, Marian Jurecka, expressed her nation´s interest in doing some business in Cuba, hoping these are profitable for both countries. US-Led Coalition Bombed School in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10711&SEO=us-led-coalition-bombed-school-in-syria 22 de marzo de 2017, 15:06Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Syria has denounced Wednesday the US-led international coalition bombarded a school in the north eastern province of Raqqa that was being used as a shelter by at least 50 displaced families. Tabacuba Multiplies its Image at Fiagrop 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10710&SEO=tabacuba-multiplies-its-image-at-fiagrop-2017 Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Tabacuba Business Group is promoting its image through keynote speeches and other events at the 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, whose sessions continue today at the Havana-based Rancho Boyeros exhibition area. Marked Salary Differences Revealed in British Enterprises http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10709&SEO=marked-salary-differences-revealed-in-british-enterprises London, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Directives of the main 100 British enterprises quoted in the stock exchange win in average almost 400 times more than a worker with mínimum salary, revealed today a report of the organization Equality Trust. Bishops Praise Peaceful Transition in Angola http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10708&SEO=bishops-praise-peaceful-transition-in-angola Luanda, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Episcopal Conference of Angola and Sao Tome (Ceast) praised the way in which President José Eduardo dos Santos leads the transition to the succession of political power in the country, highlighted the press today. Alicia Alonso to Receive Honorary Degree in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10707&SEO=alicia-alonso-to-receive-honorary-degree-in-costa-rica San Jose, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alina Alonso, received here today the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), for her important work and legacy to the world classical dance. Red Cross Demands Urgent World Action to Stop Famine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10706&SEO=red-cross-demands-urgent-world-action-to-stop-famine Geneva, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today warned that famine in Somalia and Yemen could be avoided if the international community acts urgently and determinedly in the next three months. All Ready for Power Venezuela Fair 2017 to Kick Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10703&SEO=all-ready-for-power-venezuela-fair-2017-to-kick-off Caracas, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Economic Agenda to give a boost to its 15 productive motors, will have their main scenario in expo-fair Venezuela Power 2017, starting tomorrow 23 until next Sunday March 26, at the Caracas Polyhedron. Syrian Refugee Camp Fully Functional http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10701&SEO=syrian-refugee-camp-fully-functional Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 600 displaced families from Daraa province are currently sheltered, under safe conditions of food and health care, at a refugee camp located outside the village of Heryaleh, about 20 kilometers south of Damascus. Temer Backs Off and Shrinks Pension Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10699&SEO=temer-backs-off-and-shrinks-pension-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The debate on the pension reform in Brazil presents today a new face, after in an unsuspected turn of his number one driving force, president Michel Temer, decided to limit the reform to federal employees. Cuban Increasingly Using Bank Loans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10697&SEO=cuban-increasingly-using-bank-loans Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Loans to small private entrepreneurs with businesses in Havana grew last year 29% compared to 2015, reported the Cuban News Agency (ACN) quoting officials from Banco Metropolitano (Banmet). Cuban Theater Group El Publico Applauded in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10695&SEO=cuban-theater-group-el-publico-applauded-in-usa By Diony Sanabia Containers Arrive from UN to Store Colombian Guerrilla Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10694&SEO=containers-arrive-from-un-to-store-colombian-guerrilla-weapons Bogotá, Colombia, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The first UN containers have arrived at the Colombian department of La Guajira where FARC-EP guerrillas, in demobilization phase, will deposit their weapons, Caracol Radio confirmed today. European Representatives to Demand End of Sanctions against Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10693&SEO=european-representatives-to-demand-end-of-sanctions-against-russia 22 de marzo de 2017, 09:52Kiev, March 22 (Prensa Latina) European, Latin American, Ukrainian and post-Soviet representatives announced today their intentions to demand an end to the unilateral sanctions of the EU block against Russia after a three-day visit to Crimea. Maduro Calls for Massive March against US Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10690&SEO=maduro-calls-for-massive-march-against-us-interference Caracas, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a great popular mobilization for the next Sunday in defense of the homeland and to express rejection before the interfering pretensions of the United States, in collusion with right-wing opposition groups. Syrian Army Surrounds Terrorists in Jobar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10688&SEO=syrian-army-surrounds-terrorists-in-jobar 22 de marzo de 2017, 09:14Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units have hoards of terrorists that had infiltrated in Jobar, a district in the eastern outskirt of Damascus, surrounded and have repeatedly repelled their attempts to break the siege, a military spokesperson told the local media. Experts Warn of Ecological Hazards of Fracking in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10687&SEO=experts-warn-of-ecological-hazards-of-fracking-in-colombia Bogotá, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Petroleum extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing technology, better known as fracking, presents enormous risks for the environment in Colombia, environmental organizations warned today. South American Countries, Germany to Sign Bioceanic Train Memorandum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10686&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-to-sign-bioceanic-train-memorandum La Paz, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay will sign today a memorandum of understanding with Germany to consolidate technical support for the integral design of the Central Bi-oceanic Railway Corridor. Cuba Promotes International Water Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10685&SEO=cuba-promotes-international-water-exchange Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Almost a tenth of the world''s population is lacking safe drinking water, so an international forum in Cuba have been discussing problems and successful experiences in the use of this vital resource. Colombian Congress Will Seek to Boost Application of Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10684&SEO=colombian-congress-will-seek-to-boost-application-of-peace-agreement Bogota, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Sympathizers of the procedures to finalize the conflicto of Colombia will hold in April the Peace Congress in which ideas will be presented to boost the implementation of the pacts signed with the FARC-EP, confirmed today its organizers. Social and political sectors supporters of the pacifying process define the details of the national gathering conceived with the aim of creating alliances and sketch actions that support the carrying out of all that was agreed by both the Government and the guerrilla. South Africa Empowering Women http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10680&SEO=south-africa-empowering-women Pretoria, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) In its endeavor to tackle and raise social standards, the South African government has been also making strives in empowering women, and today the country is on course to achieving 50% women representation before 2030. Havana to Host International Dance Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10678&SEO=havana-to-host-international-dance-festival Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Artists from several countries will travel to Cuba from March 29th to April 2nd to participate in the International Dance Festival in urban landscapes, organizers of the event said. Cuba Conveys Solidarity to Peru in Time of Disaster http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10676&SEO=cuba-conveys-solidarity-to-peru-in-time-of-disaster 21 de marzo de 2017, 19:41Lima, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President, Raul Castro, has conveyed to Peru condolences for the human and material loss it is suffering, in a message addressed to his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Cuba Conveys Solidarity to Peru in Time of Disaster http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10677&SEO=cuba-conveys-solidarity-to-peru-in-time-of-disaster 21 de marzo de 2017, 19:41Lima, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President, Raul Castro, has conveyed to Peru condolences for the human and material loss it is suffering, in a message addressed to his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Cameroon Delivers More than 2,000 Nigerian Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10671&SEO=cameroon-delivers-more-than-2000-nigerian-refugees 21 de marzo de 2017, 17:42Yaounde, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 Nigerian citizens sheltered in the north of Cameroon to escape from the terrorist members of the group Boko Haram, returned to Nigeria since the start of the year by the Cameroonian authorities, official sources revealed here Tuesday. Paris to Only Accept Being Host of the 2024 Olympic Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10666&SEO=paris-to-only-accept-being-host-of-the-2024-olympic-games Paris, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The people in charge of the postulation of the city of Paris for reaching the right to organize the Olympic Games, said they would only accept the postulation for the Olympic Games of 2024, after the door to another suspension by the International Colympic Committee (IOC) was opened. Cuba and The Czech Republic Sign Agricultural Cooperation Accord http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10662&SEO=cuba-and-the-czech-republic-sign-agricultural-cooperation-accord 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:23Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The minister of Agriculture of Cuba and the Czech Republic, Gustavo Rodriguez and Marian Jurecka, respectively, signed today a memorandum of understanding to foster veterinary and phytosanitary cooperation Latin America and the Caribbean Remember Vitaly Churkin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10661&SEO=latin-america-and-the-caribbean-remember-vitaly-churkin 21 de marzo de 2017, 16:20United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The group of Latin American and Caribbean in the United Nations (UN) recognized the legacy of recently deceased Russian representative in the organization, Vitaly Churkin, in a special session Tuesday. Chile is Asked to Stay Out of Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10660&SEO=chile-is-asked-to-stay-out-of-interference-in-venezuela 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:57Santiago, Chile, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Independent Senator Alejandro Navarro requested today the Chilean government to stay out of interference in internal affairs in Venezuela, in addition to distancing itself from aggressive positions. ONIDO Manages Funds for Industrial Projects in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10659&SEO=onido-manages-funds-for-industrial-projects-in-cuba 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:56Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (ONIDO) is managing financing so as to support the implementation of 16 projects in Cuba, which are aimed at sustainable and inclusive economic growth, the coordinator Fidel Domenech stated. UN Representative Highlights Relevance of Cubagua 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10655&SEO=un-representative-highlights-relevance-of-cubagua-2017 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:17Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The UN representative in Cuba, Myrta Kaulard, highlighted today the importance of events such as Cubagua 2017, due to the drought and the shortage of the vital liquid at the global level. Mexico: One of the Leaders of Cartel of Juarez Dead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10654&SEO=mexico-one-of-the-leaders-of-cartel-of-juarez-dead Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) One of the leaders of drug trafficking group La Linea, one of the arms of the famous Cartel of Juarez, died Tuesday, in a meeting at the municipality of Cuauhtémoc, Mexican state of Chihuahua, reported the Mexican Prosecutor Office here. Evo Morales Reaffirms Bolivian Economy Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10651&SEO=evo-morales-reaffirms-bolivian-economy-progress La Paz, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales reaffirmed today that Bolivian economy is developing thanks to the country''s ability to finance its own industries and increase productive sectors. Media Outlets Highlight World Down Syndrome Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10649&SEO=media-outlets-highlight-world-down-syndrome-day Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) International media highlight today the celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, with the aim of increasing public awareness about this genetic alteration caused by the presence of an extra chromosome. Syrians again to the Negotiating Table http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10648&SEO=syrians-again-to-the-negotiating-table Damascus, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) All Syrian parties that took part in the previous peace negotiations in February have reportedly confirmed their attendance to the fifth round of talks in Geneva. UN Expert Calls on Israel to Stop Hostility against Activists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10647&SEO=un-expert-calls-on-israel-to-stop-hostility-against-activists 21 de marzo de 2017, 14:00United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, Michael Lynk, has urged Israel today to stop pursuing and criminalizing activists who report on Tel Aviv''s violations. Water Convention Brings Together Experts from 17 Countries in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10646&SEO=water-convention-brings-together-experts-from-17-countries-in-cuba Havana, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 17 countries and the United Nations system are participating today in an international convention in Cuba that examines the global problems associated with water and its interrelation with climate change. Fiagrop 2017 Shows Progress of Agricultural Sector in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10645&SEO=fiagrop-2017-shows-progress-of-agricultural-sector-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, continues its work here today at the Havana-based Rancho Boyeros exhibition area, with the participation of about 170 exhibitors from Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, Cuba and other countries. Spanish Minister Favors Trade Pacts with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10644&SEO=spanish-minister-favors-trade-pacts-with-mercosur 21 de marzo de 2017, 13:32 Brussels, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Economy Minister, Luis De Guindos, said in this capital today that he was in favor of trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR). US Bans Electronic Devices from Cabins on Flights from 8 Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10643&SEO=us-bans-electronic-devices-from-cabins-on-flights-from-8-countries 21 de marzo de 2017, 13:25 Washington, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Passengers from eight Muslim-majority countries are prohibited from bringing to the United States electronic devices larger than a cell phone, according to a ruling that came into force today. U.S. and Cuban Scientists Study Hurricanes of the Past http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10642&SEO=u.s.-and-cuban-scientists-study-hurricanes-of-the-past Havana, Mar 21(Prensa Latina) U.S. and Cuban researchers analyze the frequency and intensity of hurricanes that ravaged the island in the past, during a workshop being held today in this capital, informs daily Granma. Syrian Army Hits Terrorists Hard near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10641&SEO=syrian-army-hits-terrorists-hard-near-damascus Damascus, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Damascus'' eastern neighbourhood of Jobar is reportedly the stage today of fierce fighting between Syrian Army troops and well-armed terrorists of the so-called Jabhat al-Nusra that had infiltrated in that area. South American Countries, Germany Begin Talks on Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10640&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-begin-talks-on-bioceanic-train La Paz, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Official representatives of Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia, as well as Germany, began talks here today on the feasibility study the push forward the multinational project of the Central Bioceanic Railway Corridor. Crisis with The Netherlands Raises Economic Conflict with Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10639&SEO=crisis-with-the-netherlands-raises-economic-conflict-with-turkey Ankara, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The severe diplomatic crisis between Turkey and The Netherlands started to provoke problems in some sectors of the Turkish economy, expressed today the president of plants and ornamental articles exporters, Osman Bagdatlioglu. South Africa Honors Human Rights Beacons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10638&SEO=south-africa-honors-human-rights-beacons Pretoria, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma headed on Tuesday the national commemoration of Human Rights Day in which South Africa honored those who sacrificed immensely for the achievement of liberation and democracy. After Debate, Macron Secures Leadership to French Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10637&SEO=after-debate-macron-secures-leadership-to-french-elections París, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Center candidate Emmanuel Macron consolidates today his leadership toward coming presidential elections in France, after a first debate where the five main candidates participated. China Pleads for Israel and Palestine to Achieve Peaceful Coexistence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10636&SEO=china-pleads-for-israel-and-palestine-to-achieve-peaceful-coexistence Beijing, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asked to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, visiting this city today, to stick to the right direction in talks with Palestine to achieve peaceful coexistence. 'Faces of Haiti' Arrive in Chinese Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10633&SEO=faces-of-haiti-arrive-in-chinese-capital By Damy Vales Bolivian Detainees Remain in Chile amid Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10631&SEO=bolivian-detainees-remain-in-chile-amid-tensions Santiago de Chile, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Guarantee Court of Pozo Almonte, Chile, located 1,810 kilometers from this capital, extended until Wednesday the arrest of two military personnel and seven officials of the National Customs of Bolivia. Ocean Dead Zones Threaten Global Marine Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10629&SEO=ocean-dead-zones-threaten-global-marine-reefs Panama, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Dead zones of the oceans, with low concentration of oxygen, are the main threat of marine fauna including corals, a study by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) revealed today. Bolivia Files Formal Reply to Chile at The Hague amid New Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10628&SEO=bolivia-files-formal-reply-to-chile-at-the-hague-amid-new-tensions La Paz, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia filed in today at the International Court of Justice in The Hague its reply to Chile in the case over its claim to have a sea outlet, in an environment warmed by the kidnapping of nine citizens of this country, at the hands of Chilean Carabiniers. Future of Renewable Energy to be Discussed in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10626&SEO=future-of-renewable-energy-to-be-discussed-in-cuba Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth International Conference on Renewable Energy, Saving of Energy and Energy Education (CIER 2017) will examine in this capital the efficiency in the use of those and new sources, informed today organizers of the event. UN to Pay Tribute to Recently Deceased Russian Ambassador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10624&SEO=un-to-pay-tribute-to-recently-deceased-russian-ambassador United Nations, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The General Assembly of the United Nations will hold a session of tribute today, dedicated to the recently deceased Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, announced today its oresident, Peter Thomson. WHO: Co-infection of Tuberculosis and HIV in Europe Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10623&SEO=who-co-infection-of-tuberculosis-and-hiv-in-europe-increases Copenhagen, March 21 (Prensa Latina) A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) regional office released today indicates that tuberculosis co-infection and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) increased in Europe by 40 percent. Buenos Aires Gets Ready for 2017 Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10621&SEO=buenos-aires-gets-ready-for-2017-book-fair Buenos Aires, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) South African Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee, Spanish Carlos Ruiz Zafon and North American John Katzenbach are among the guests to the International Book Fair of Buenos Aires in April. Nine Countries to Dispute Pan American Cup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10620&SEO=nine-countries-to-dispute-pan-american-cup Monterrey, Mexico, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Teams from nine countries of America, will dispute the under 19 Pan American Cup of Volleyball, a competition that grants three places for the World Championship of the category in Bahrein. Syrian President Debates with Russian-European Delegation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10618&SEO=syrian-president-debates-with-russian-european-delegation 20 de marzo de 2017, 18:04Damascus, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Syria will hold its commitment to fighting terrorism, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a meeting with Russian-European Parliamentary delegation. UN Iterates Alarm after Escalation of Combats in Libya http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10615&SEO=un-iterates-alarm-after-escalation-of-combats-in-libya 20 de marzo de 2017, 17:33United Nations, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Te United Nations (UN) expressed today to be alarmed, due to the escalation of combats in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, and other cities in that country, specially because then impact of the confrontations on the civil population. International Storytelling Festival in Cuba Reveres Local Folklore http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10613&SEO=international-storytelling-festival-in-cuba-reveres-local-folklore 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:53Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Storytellers from 12 countries opened today in Cuba the International Storytelling Festival, with a ceremony in which the participants crossed Havana bay to honor its spiritual patron saint, the Virgin of Regla. Tabaré Vázquez Discards Internal Disputes Affect his Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10612&SEO=tabare-vazquez-discards-internal-disputes-affect-his-government 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:47Montevideo, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez discarded today that public disputes among officials of the Frente Amplio (FA) were affecting his government, while saying he felt enormously sad and ashamed for those events. Cuban President Voiced Solidarity with Peru for Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10606&SEO=cuban-president-voiced-solidarity-with-peru-for-disasters 20 de marzo de 2017, 15:40Lima, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz offered his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski his heartfelt condolences for the human and material damages. FBI and NSA Denied Alleged Russian Cyberattacks to Change US Votes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10605&SEO=fbi-and-nsa-denied-alleged-russian-cyberattacks-to-change-us-votes 20 de marzo de 2017, 15:19Washington, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US National Security Agency (NSA) denied that alleged Russian cyberattacks brought about voting changes in last November''s election. Bolivia Demands Chile the Release of Nine Kidnapped People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10604&SEO=bolivia-demands-chile-the-release-of-nine-kidnapped-people 20 de marzo de 2017, 14:26La Paz, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia today strongly rejected the kidnapping of nine people, at the hands of Chilean carabineros, and demanded their immediate release. Dark Cuban Rums and their Emblematic Factory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10602&SEO=dark-cuban-rums-and-their-emblematic-factory 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:44By Roberto F. Campos Chile Looks at Africa for Trade and Investments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10601&SEO=chile-looks-at-africa-for-trade-and-investments Santiago de Chile, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile has taken action in recent months to strengthen its ties with Africa, with emphasis on trade and investment, a strategy highlighted today by the economic leadership of the Foreign Ministry. Bolivia Summons Chilean Consul after Kidnapping of Nine Bolivians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10599&SEO=bolivia-summons-chilean-consul-after-kidnapping-of-nine-bolivians 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:12La Paz, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government today convened the Chilean consul in La Paz, Manuel Hinojosa, after the kidnapping of nine Bolivian military and customs officers by the Chilean police who trespassed into national territory. Talking about Solution Schemes for Syria Is Considered Premature http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10598&SEO=talking-about-solution-schemes-for-syria-is-considered-premature 20 de marzo de 2017, 11:53Moscow, March 20 (Prensa Latina) It is premature at the moment to talk about concrete formulas for a solution to the conflict in Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said today in commenting on statements by deputy Leonid Slutski. Russia Highlights Progress in Defense Relations with Japan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10597&SEO=russia-highlights-progress-in-defense-relations-with-japan Moscow, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu verified the positive running of military cooperation with Japan, despite well-known differences, in the framework of a meeting in the two plus two format, pointed out today the TV in this capital. Trump Describes as False News Alleged Ties with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10595&SEO=trump-describes-as-false-news-alleged-ties-with-russia Washington, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) President Donald Trump has referred today to the alleged ties of his campaign team with Russia as a false news and everyone knows, he said. Ukraine Sanctions Foreign Politicians for Visiting Crimea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10594&SEO=ukraine-sanctions-foreign-politicians-for-visiting-crimea Kiev, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Ukraine imposed sanctions today against a group of 20 European, Latin American, Ukrainian and post-Soviet politicians who visit Crimea these days to get to know their realities. After 40 Days on Strike, Stagnant Dialogue in Chilean Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10593&SEO=after-40-days-on-strike-stagnant-dialogue-in-chilean-mining Santiago de Chile, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) After 40 days on strike and slight hope of an agreement between workers and patrons, the panorama of the Escondida mine in Chile, the biggest copper producer in the world, again fell in a standstill. UN Calls to Fight all Forms of Discrimination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10590&SEO=un-calls-to-fight-all-forms-of-discrimination United Nations, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein called to fight all forms of racial discrimination, xenophobia and speeches and racism crimes. Bolivia Committed to Claim Sea Outlet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10589&SEO=bolivia-committed-to-claim-sea-outlet The Hague, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni highlighted today the strength and commitment of the international legal team of Bolivia in the maritime demand that will be presented tomorrow at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Chile. Pakistan Announces Immediate Reopening of Afghanistan Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10587&SEO=pakistan-announces-immediate-reopening-of-afghanistan-border Islamabad, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered the immediate reopening of the border with Afghanistan, after more than a month closed as a result of several terrorist attacks in that country that Islamabad considered planned in the neighbor state. Cuba Hosts International Agricultural Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10586&SEO=cuba-hosts-international-agricultural-fair Havana, March 20 (Prensa Latina) The 20th International Agricultural Fair, Fiagrop 2017, has begun its official program here today with the participation of exhibitors from some 16 countries, to promote business and promote other activities associated with this event. Terrorists Try to Break Siege Near Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10585&SEO=terrorists-try-to-break-siege-near-damascus Damascus, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) For 24 hours Terrorist groups try to break the army siege in Jobar area, a suburb close to the Syrian capital, and clashes which remain very strong today, according to military sources. Validity of 100 Bolivares Bill Gives Confidence to Venezuelans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10584&SEO=validity-of-100-bolivares-bill-gives-confidence-to-venezuelans Caracas, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The extension of life to the 100 bolivars bill by a new decree of President Nicolás Maduro generates confidence in the population and banishes despair for its change in banking institutions. Cuban Institutions and IAEA Review Bilateral Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10582&SEO=cuban-institutions-and-iaea-review-bilateral-cooperation Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Dazhu Yang, Deputy Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will visit the Agency of Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies (AENTA), as part of his official visit to Cuba. Islamic Regret UN report withdrawal on Israel Apartheid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10568&SEO=islamic-regret-un-report-withdrawal-on-israel-apartheid Riyadh, March 19 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) deeply regretted that the UN decided to withdraw a report which - objectively - accounted for the reality of Israeli-taken policies of occupation, oppression, settlements and apartheid against Palestine-born people. USA and China to Further Strengthen Two-Way Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10567&SEO=usa-and-china-to-further-strengthen-two-way-ties Beijing, March 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson agreed to establish a booming cooperation relationship for both nations. Iran Calls for UN Action to Prevent Further Israeli Attacks on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10563&SEO=iran-calls-for-un-action-to-prevent-further-israeli-attacks-on-syria Tehran, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran on Saturday described as a flagrant aggression against Syria the recent air bombing by Israeli, and demanded that the United Nations exercise all its authority to prevent the repetition of actions that violate regional peace and security. Strong Rejection of Foreign Attack against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10561&SEO=strong-rejection-of-foreign-attack-against-venezuela Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan political and social sectors have expressed a strong rejection this week of the request by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro to enforce the Democratic Charter of that bloc against this South American nation. Lebanese Army Raids Village on Syrian Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10560&SEO=lebanese-army-raids-village-on-syrian-border Beirut, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Army and intelligence officers from Lebanon stormed the village of Al-Qasr, in the northeastern region of Hermel, on the Syrian border, as part of raids to detain undocumented people and alleged terrorists. Cuba Attends Paris Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10559&SEO=cuba-attends-paris-tourism-fair 18 de marzo de 2017, 10:46Paris, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba, as a guest country, is participating on Saturday in the World Tourism Day in Paris, which will give greater visibility to the tourist options from the Caribbean nation. Iranian Capital to Host Upcoming Peace Talks on Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10553&SEO=iranian-capital-to-host-upcoming-peace-talks-on-syria 18 de marzo de 2017, 04:21Tehran, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from Iran, Russia and Turkey, main participants in the Astana talks to find a peaceful settlement in Syria, will meet again in this capital on April 18th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today. Special Olympiad: Cuba to Seek the Gold on Floor Hockey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10552&SEO=special-olympiad-cuba-to-seek-the-gold-on-floor-hockey Vienna, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban male team of floor hockey -also called ''roller skate hockey'' or ''roller hockey''- will try to repeat the win of the gold medal got in Japan in 2005 at the World Winter Special Olympiad Games. More than 250,000 People Displaced by Combats in Mosul, Says UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10548&SEO=more-than-250000-people-displaced-by-combats-in-mosul-says-un 17 de marzo de 2017, 18:17United Nations, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations (UN) estimated today at about 250,000 the number of people displaced from the Iraqi city of Mosul, from the beginning of the military operations in October to expell the Islamic State (IS) from that locality.