Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuban Vice President Arrived in Bolivian City of Santa Cruz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13440&SEO=cuban-vice-president-arrived-in-bolivian-city-of-santa-cruz 27 de mayo de 2017, 11:39Santa Cruz, Bolivia, May 27 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel has arrived in this city as part of an official visit to Bolivia, where he will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara´s death in combat. UN Concerns over Civilians in IS-Controlled Mosul Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13439&SEO=un-concerns-over-civilians-in-is-controlled-mosul-areas United Nations, May 27 (Prensa Latina) UN Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O''Brien, has today expressed his concern over the lives of tens of thousands of civilians remaining in IS-controlled Mosul areas. Latin America, Caribbean Week Begins in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13436&SEO=latin-america-caribbean-week-begins-in-france Paris, May 27 (Prensa Latina) With more than 200 activities on the agenda, the Latin American and Caribbean Week begins today in France aimed at strengthening ties between that region and France. Philippine Army Launches New Air Raid Against Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13435&SEO=philippine-army-launches-new-air-raid-against-terrorists 27 de mayo de 2017, 10:16Manila, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Army has launched a new air raid against Maute terrorist group in the south of the country, after several days of fighting to regain control of the city of Marawi. President Putin Welcomes 17th Congress of Russian Communists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13432&SEO=president-putin-welcomes-17th-congress-of-russian-communists Moscow, May 27 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin has welcomed the 17th Congress of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (PCFR), held today with the attendance of 340 delegates and foreign guests. Cuban President Welcomes his Counterpart from SADR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13431&SEO=cuban-president-welcomes-his-counterpart-from-sadr Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President, Raul Castro, has welcomed his counterpart from the Sahrawi Democratic Arab Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, on an official visit to the Caribbean nation. G-7 Summit In Its Secong and Last day in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13430&SEO=g-7-summit-in-its-secong-and-last-day-in-italy Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The G-7 summit arrives today at its second and last day, in the town of Taormina, during which it will debate on climate change, a topic of confrontation between the United States and its allies. FELAP, 41 Years Without Losing its Historical Principles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13429&SEO=felap-41-years-without-losing-its-historical-principles By Maylin Vidal More than 800 Soldiers in Turkey Affected by Unknown Infection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13426&SEO=more-than-800-soldiers-in-turkey-affected-by-unknown-infection 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:26Ankara, May 27 (Prensa Latina) A dead soldier and 828 hospitalized, is the current remnant of an unidentified infection, detected in a garrison in the province of Manisa, west of Turkey, reported the local Public Health Ministry Friday. Santiago's Heritage Curator Office: Twenty Years After http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13422&SEO=santiagos-heritage-curator-office-twenty-years-after 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:18Santiago de Cuba, May 27 (Prensa Latina) After 20 years the Heritage Curator Office of Santiago de Cuba faces the revitalization of a city with more than 500 years old, a historical patrimony and a cultural history that is referential. Cuba to Participate in IAEA Technical Cooperation Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13421&SEO=cuba-to-participate-in-iaea-technical-cooperation-conference 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:16Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban delegation will participate in the International Conference on the Technical Cooperation Program of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to be held in Vienna, Austria. G-7 Summit Opens Without Consensus on Key Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13420&SEO=g-7-summit-opens-without-consensus-on-key-issues 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Rome, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The heads of state or government of the G-7 countries began their forty-third summit today in the Sicilian town of Taormina, with no sight consensus on key issues. Cuba to Honor Blood Donors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13419&SEO=cuba-to-honor-blood-donors 27 de mayo de 2017, 00:05Havana, May 27 (Prensa Latina) A day to honor voluntary blood donors will be held in this island from June 6th to 14th, Granma newspaper reported today. Perez Esquivel Calls for Resistance in 12th Felap Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13418&SEO=perez-esquivel-calls-for-resistance-in-12th-felap-congress 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:50Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Peace prizewinner from Argentina Adolfo Perez Esquivel urged today all specialists attending the 12th Congress of the Latin American Federation of Journalists (Felap) not to lose capacity for resistance to continue the struggle. US Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Law to Trade with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13413&SEO=us-bipartisan-coalition-introduces-law-to-trade-with-cuba 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:10Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) A bipartisan coalition introduced in the United States Senate the Freedom to Export to Cuba Act 2017, which would eliminate the current laws restricting the U.S. citizens interesting in negotiating with the island. Cuban, Bolivian Govts. Strengthen Ties of Brotherhood http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13412&SEO=cuban-bolivian-govts.-strengthen-ties-of-brotherhood 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:39La Paz, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and Cuba''s First Vice-President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, agreed today to strengthen ties between the two countries to face the right-wing attack in Latin America. UN Creates Conditions for Mass Exodus from Western Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13409&SEO=un-creates-conditions-for-mass-exodus-from-western-mosul 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:27United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)has stated that aid agencies are currently gearing up for dealing with a mass exodus from the western Mosul. Cuba and Bolivia Reiterate Willingness to Increase Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13408&SEO=cuba-and-bolivia-reiterate-willingness-to-increase-cooperation 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:26La Paz, May 26 (Prensa Latina) First Deputy President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated today his country´s willingness to increase economic and business collaboration with Bolivia, following a meeting with his Bolivian counterpart Alvaro Garcia Linera. Moving Tribute to Fidel Castro in FELAP Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13407&SEO=moving-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-felap-congress 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:58Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Applause and cheers for the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, during the opening ceremony of the 12th Congress of the Federation of Latin American Journalists (FELAP), with the attendance of delegates from all over the region. UN Calls on Israel to Solve Palestinian Prisoner Crisis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13406&SEO=un-calls-on-israel-to-solve-palestinian-prisoner-crisis 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:23United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov urged Israel today to resolve the crisis created by the hunger strike of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners for almost two months. Mexico Must prepare for Water Crisis, Experts Warns http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13404&SEO=mexico-must-prepare-for-water-crisis-experts-warns 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:20Mexico, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexico must prepare itself from today for a water crisis that could appear between 2020 and 2035, researchers warned here. First Tests in Cuban Power Plant http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13403&SEO=first-tests-in-cuban-power-plant 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:08Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 26 (PL) The first tests carried out at the power plant of Cayo Romano, island on the central northern coast of Cuba, were evaluated as satisfactory at start-up and first technological adjustments. PAHO Alerts on Transmission of AIDS and Syphilis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13402&SEO=paho-alerts-on-transmission-of-aids-and-syphilis 26 de mayo de 2017, 14:59Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has alerted in a report that the progress towards the elimination of vertical transmission of AIDS and syphilis in Latin America and the Caribbean got decelerated. Work of Russian Enterprises in Ukraine Threatened http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13400&SEO=work-of-russian-enterprises-in-ukraine-threatened Kiev, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian ultra-rightwing-nationalist elements threatened to obstruct as much as they can the work of Russian enterprises in Ukraine, if the prisoners coming from ultra-nationalist organizations and now in prison, in the rebel region of Donbass, are not released. Peace Agreement Favors Colombia Economic Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13399&SEO=peace-agreement-favors-colombia-economic-situation Bogota, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The peace agreement between the government and the FARC-EP, which ended the long internal conflict, will favor Colombia''s economic growth by 2.2 percent, confirmed OECD in a report highlighted today by the National media. Pablo Zabaleta Signs for West Ham After Leaving Manchester City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13398&SEO=pablo-zabaleta-signs-for-west-ham-after-leaving-manchester-city London,May 26 (Prensa Latina)Pablo Zabaleta signs for West Ham after leaving Manchester City. UN Concern About Civilian Casualties of Anti-terror Bombings in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13397&SEO=un-concern-about-civilian-casualties-of-anti-terror-bombings-in-syria United Nations, May 26 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein today expressed concern over the impact on the Syrian civilian population of the bombings against positions of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. AFA Reach Agreement with Sevilla Over Jorge Sampaoli http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13395&SEO=afa-reach-agreement-with-sevilla-over-jorge-sampaoli Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentina''s Football Association has agreed to pay Jorge SAMPAOLI''S release clause, reaching an agreement that will allow the Sevilla coach to take over as the national team coach of his homeland. WHO Gives Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent the Public Health Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13394&SEO=who-gives-cuban-henry-reeve-contingent-the-public-health-award Geneva, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) presented today the Public Health award in the memory of Dr. Lee Jong-wook to the Cuban medical contingent, Henry Reeve, for its work in facing natural disasters and serious epidemics. Syrian Army Destroys Islamic State Convoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13393&SEO=syrian-army-destroys-islamic-state-convoy Damascus, May 26 (Prensa Latina) In less than 48 hours, the Syrian Army and allied forces destroyed a convoy of the Islamic State, Daesh for its acronym in Arabic, and Chile: The Truth About Pablo Neruda's Death Is Near http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13392&SEO=chile-the-truth-about-pablo-nerudas-death-is-near Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The truth about the cause of death of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda seems to be imminent, after international scientific tests were made, an idea that seduces the family of the Nobel Literature Prize winner. Cultural Exchange Between Cuba and Japan is Basis for Good Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13391&SEO=cultural-exchange-between-cuba-and-japan-is-basis-for-good-relations Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The promotion of Japanese cultural values in Cuba has been the basis for good relations with the Asian nation, Japanese ambassador to the island, Masaru Watanabe, said. Former President Rafael Correa Condition Improving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13390&SEO=former-president-rafael-correa-condition-improving Quito, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Former president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, hospitalized in this capital due to pneumonia'', has shown a favorable evolution, according to reports from the medical team in charge of him. Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, an Example of Unprecedented Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13387&SEO=henry-reeve-medical-brigade-an-example-of-unprecedented-solidarity By Nicholas Valdes Cuba Exposes in Mexico Experiences to Face Natural Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13386&SEO=cuba-exposes-in-mexico-experiences-to-face-natural-disasters By Orlando Oramas Leon Venezuela Denounces Use of Children in Violent Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13385&SEO=venezuela-denounces-use-of-children-in-violent-protests Caracas, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela denounced at the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF), the use of children and adolescents in the actions of hatred and violence carried out by extreme right-wing opposition groups for more than 50 days. U.S. Senators Reintroduce Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13384&SEO=u.s.-senators-reintroduce-freedom-to-travel-to-cuba-act Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Two U.S. lawmakers, Jeff Flake (Republican) and Patric Leahy (Democrat), lead the bipartisan group of 54 senators who reintroduced the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act in the Senate. China Condemns US Warship Incursion on South Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13383&SEO=china-condemns-us-warship-incursion-on-south-sea Beijing, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today expressed a strong protest against a US warship that passed near the Mischief Reef in the South China Sea. More than 50 US Senators Reintroduce Travel Law to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13382&SEO=more-than-50-us-senators-reintroduce-travel-law-to-cuba Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) has applauded the reintroduction in the U.S. Senate of the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act, an initiative supported by 54 legislators. Cuban Artists to Pay Tribute to The Beatles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13381&SEO=cuban-artists-to-pay-tribute-to-the-beatles Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) With a concert next Thursday, Cuban artists will pay tribute to legendary British band The Beatles on the 50th anniversary of the recording of the LP Sgt. Pepper''s Lonely Hearts Club Band, considered one of the best and mostly sold in history. Cuban Singer Liuba Maria Hevia To Perform Vidas Paralelas in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13377&SEO=cuban-singer-liuba-maria-hevia-to-perform-vidas-paralelas-in-colombia Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer-songwriter Liuba María Hevia will offer a concert in the Colombian city of Medellín on June 2, in which she will play several songs from her album Vidas paralelas, she confirmed today through social networks. Cuba: Parliamentarians Call for Increased Prevention on Roads http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13376&SEO=cuba-parliamentarians-call-for-increased-prevention-on-roads Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban parliamentarians called today for increased prevention seeking to avoid traffic accidents, which lead to a high death toll, as well as injured people and damages in Cuba. Cuban First Deputy President Reiterates Friendship with Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13375&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-president-reiterates-friendship-with-bolivia La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) First deputy president of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated here today the willingness of his country to keep working in various key sectors of the process of changes in Bolivia, as a sign of friendship and fraternity amid the two nations. Cuba Recalls the Massacre of the Independents of Color http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13374&SEO=cuba-recalls-the-massacre-of-the-independents-of-color Santiago de Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Historians and social scientists have today commemorated in this city the 105th anniversary of the armed uprising of the Independents of Color, an event that is included in the Cuban campaigns against. US Court Keeps Trump's Travel Ban on Hold http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13373&SEO=us-court-keeps-trumps-travel-ban-on-hold Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Circuit of the Appeal Court ruled today that the executive order by President Donald Trump that seeks to ban travels from Muslim-majority countries to the United States should be on hold. NATO to Join the US-led coalition in Iraq and Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13372&SEO=nato-to-join-the-us-led-coalition-in-iraq-and-syria Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The heads of state and government from the 28 nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have today approved the NATO''s accession to the US-led coalition operating in Syria and Iraq. At Least 10 People still in Serious Condition after Manchest Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13371&SEO=at-least-10-people-still-in-serious-condition-after-manchest-attack London, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Sanitary authorities of the British city of Manchester said Thursday that 5 adults and 5 minors are still in critical condition after the terrorist attack that left 22 dead and more than 100 injured last Monday. Cuba Confirms its Fraternity with Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13370&SEO=cuba-confirms-its-fraternity-with-ecuador Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Following the Cuban official visit to Ecuador, described as emotional, the Cuba´s first vice president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has confirmed that both nations are joined by ties of friendship and brotherhood. Cuban Vice President Díaz Canel Highlights Altruism of Cuban Doctors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13366&SEO=cuban-vice-president-diaz-canel-highlights-altruism-of-cuban-doctors Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz Canel, highlighted the altruism of the Cuban health personnel today, especially those who bring science to other peoples of the world, such as Ecuador. Chile Imposes Anti-terror Law in the South http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13365&SEO=chile-imposes-anti-terror-law-in-the-south Santiago de Chile, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Public Ministry decided today to impose the Anti-Terror Law in the southern region of La Araucanía following incendiary attacks occurred in past few hours. Hooded men shot drivers of two trucks and set fire to five other vehicles in the municipalities of Ercilla and Victoria, some 580 kilometers south of Santiago, according to police reports. Over 400 People Arrested in the Venezuelan state of Anzoategui http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13364&SEO=over-400-people-arrested-in-the-venezuelan-state-of-anzoategui Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Strategic Integral Defense Region (REDI), Sergio Rivero, has today confirmed that over 400 people linked to violent acts were arrested from April 19 to date in the northern part of the Anzoategui. EU and Donald Trump Air Differences in Brussels Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13363&SEO=eu-and-donald-trump-air-differences-in-brussels-meeting Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and the United States have aired differences over Russia, international trade and climate change, the European Council reported today after a meeting between EU leaders and US President Donald Trump. US Travel Agency Says Cuba Is a Growing Destination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13360&SEO=us-travel-agency-says-cuba-is-a-growing-destination Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) There is a growing interest in Cuba, a country that is generating good reviews and drawing the attention of travel agencies and tourists around the world as a destination. OPEC and Other Producers Agreed to Extend Production Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13359&SEO=opec-and-other-producers-agreed-to-extend-production-cuts Vienna, May 25 (Prensa Latina) OPEC and other oil-producing countries have agreed to extend the supply cut agreement for nine months until March 2018 in order to re-balance the market. Pakistan's Population Could Reach 220 Million http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13358&SEO=pakistans-population-could-reach-220-million Islamabad, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan´s population is projected at anywhere between 210 million and 220 million people, after its long overdue census process ending on Wednesday night, official sources reported. Day for Cultural Diversity Ends in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13357&SEO=day-for-cultural-diversity-ends-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) A lecture taught by Reynaldo Echemendia, director of the Camaguey Folklore Ballet, qualified the closing of the 7th Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development in this Cuban center-eastern city. Peru Highlights Cuban Commitment to Peace and Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13355&SEO=peru-highlights-cuban-commitment-to-peace-and-disarmament Lima, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ambassador in Peru, Sergio González, confirmed that his country has been, is now and will always be a peace advocate, commenting on an international seminar for the abolition of military bases. NASA Probe on a Fast Track to Reach Metallic Asteroid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13354&SEO=nasa-probe-on-a-fast-track-to-reach-metallic-asteroid Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) NASA announced that it had approved a mission, Psyche, to the asteroid belt. Today, the organization announced a shift in Psyche''s launch schedule -- with big ramifications. UN Calls for Action to Protect Civilians in Conflict Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13350&SEO=un-calls-for-action-to-protect-civilians-in-conflict-zones United Nations, May 25 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for actions today to ensure the protection of civilians in areas of conflict, including full respect for international humanitarian law. Cuban Computer Experts Contribute to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13351&SEO=cuban-computer-experts-contribute-to-economic-and-social-development Matanzas, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Information Technology Union (UIC), Ailyn Febles, said today that the main challenge of this civil society organization is to contribute to the economic and social development of the country. China's President Calls for Modern, Stronger Navy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13348&SEO=chinas-president-calls-for-modern-stronger-navy Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) China''s President Xi Jinping has called for building a stronger and more modern Naval Force to realize the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation and the dream of a powerful Armed Forces. New Zealand Launches Its First Space Rocket Successfully http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13346&SEO=new-zealand-launches-its-first-space-rocket-successfully Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) U.S. company Rocket Lab celebrated today the successful launch of a Rocket Lab test craft named Electron from the North Island of New Zealand. China to Limit Investment in Signings of Foreign Football Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13344&SEO=china-to-limit-investment-in-signings-of-foreign-football-players Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Football Federation announced today that it will establish rules to limit the monetary expenditure of local clubs in the signing of foreign players. Premature Deaths Due to Chronic Diseases Increase in Jamaica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13343&SEO=premature-deaths-due-to-chronic-diseases-increase-in-jamaica Kingston, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Health Minister Christopher Tufton has warned of the growing level of premature deaths from chronic diseases, The Observer newspaper reported today. Cruisers Sailing High in the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13342&SEO=cruisers-sailing-high-in-the-caribbean Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has reported that nearly 26 million travelers from around the world will enjoy a cruise ship trip this year according to recent estimates. Philippines Launches Surgical Air Strikes to Flush Out Maute Group http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13341&SEO=philippines-launches-surgical-air-strikes-to-flush-out-maute-group Manila,May 25 (Prensa Latina) The military has launched surgical air strikes in three barangays in Marawi City to flush out a group of members of the terrorist Maute group as operations reached the third day, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate. Syria Sent $ 90 Million in Aid to Palestinian Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13340&SEO=syria-sent-90-million-in-aid-to-palestinian-refugees Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) During the year 2016, Syria sent $ 90 million in humanitarian aid and social support to Palestinian refugees, media reports said today in Damascus. Victoria Azarenka Handed a Wildcard for Mallorca Open http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13339&SEO=victoria-azarenka-handed-a-wildcard-for-mallorca-open Mallorca, Spain,May 25 (Prensa Latina) Former world No 1 Victoria Azarenka has been handed a wildcard for next month''s Mallorca Open as she gears up for a return to Wimbledon following the birth of her son last year. Business Fair Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13338&SEO=business-fair-ends-in-cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. NASA Says That Five Asteroids Will Come Close to Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13337&SEO=nasa-says-that-five-asteroids-will-come-close-to-earth Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina)It is a scene we all dread - an enormous space rock colliding with Earth, causing widespread chaos and destruction. Independent Candidates Lead Elections in the Cayman Islands http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13336&SEO=independent-candidates-lead-elections-in-the-cayman-islands George Town, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Independent candidates won nine seats in the new Legislative Assembly (parliament) to dominate the Cayman Islands general election held on Friday, Caribbean News Service reported. NATO to Join US-Led Coalition That Operates in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13335&SEO=nato-to-join-us-led-coalition-that-operates-in-syria Brussels, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will join the US-led military coalition in Syria against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Secretary-General announced today. US Destroyer Sails in Chinese Waters Despite China Objections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13334&SEO=us-destroyer-sails-in-chinese-waters-despite-china-objections Washington, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The US destroyer USS Dewey sailed on the eve less than 20 kilometers from the artificial islands built by Beijing in the waters of the South China Sea, which event was rejected today by the Asian country. Paraguayan Peasants Repudiate Presidential Veto on Expropriation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13333&SEO=paraguayan-peasants-repudiate-presidential-veto-on-expropriation Asunción, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Peasant Federation (FNC) of Paraguay repudiated the veto of President Horacio Cartes on the expropriation of farms of Guahory colony, Department of Caaguazú, in favor of farm workers. Call in Venezuela to Counter Media Campaigns with the Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13332&SEO=call-in-venezuela-to-counter-media-campaigns-with-the-truth Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The deputy minister for International Communication, William Castillo, called today to deploy a global campaign to explain the reality of Venezuela and counter the systematic attacks and criminalization of this South American nation. War on Syria Conference Begins in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13330&SEO=war-on-syria-conference-begins-in-damascus Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The conference ''War on Syria, its repercussions and prospects'' reportedly began in Damascus, organized by national leaders of the UK Friendship Association with this nation of the Levant. China Determined to Save Nationals Abducted in Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13328&SEO=china-determined-to-save-nationals-abducted-in-pakistan Beijing, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government will reinforce actions to rescue two nationals abducted yesterday in the southwestern city of Quetta, the Foreign Ministry said. Foreign Direct Investment Grows in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13327&SEO=foreign-direct-investment-grows-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign direct investment in Vietnam has grown by 41 percent in 2017 compared with the same period of the previous year, while South Korea is the main source of such resources; official figures released here state today. Honduras Calls for General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13329&SEO=honduras-calls-for-general-elections Tegucigalpa, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Honduran Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) has called today for general elections to be held next November 26. ICGLR Defense Ministers Renew Peace Commitment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13325&SEO=icglr-defense-ministers-renew-peace-commitment Luanda, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Defense ministers from the member countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) renewed their commitment to peace in the sub-region, Angolan press informed today. Egypt Blocks Media Websites Considered Hostiles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13324&SEO=egypt-blocks-media-websites-considered-hostiles Cairo, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian authorities announced today that they had blocked 21 websites from national and foreign media because they believed that they spread hostile information to the country. Syria: Disputes among Extremist Groups Continue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13323&SEO=syria-disputes-among-extremist-groups-continue Damascus, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Agreements to create détente zones in Syria are a cause of contradictions among terrorist groups, 27 of whose representatives have signed them following peace talks in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Venezuelan Justice to Protect Eight Municipalities from Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13322&SEO=venezuelan-justice-to-protect-eight-municipalities-from-violence Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Court of Venezuela''s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has issued some protection measures for the inhabitants of eight municipalities hit by violent actions of the extreme right opposition in the states of Miranda and Merida. López Obrador Denounces Fraud for June Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13321&SEO=lopez-obrador-denounces-fraud-for-june-elections Mexico, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican federal government and the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) are using public funds in a fraudulent electoral operation in the state of Mexico, an opposition leader denounced today. Colombian Caribbean Regions on Alert due to Magdalena's Overflow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13320&SEO=colombian-caribbean-regions-on-alert-due-to-magdalenas-overflow Bogota, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Zones of the Colombian Caribbean are on the alert due to the unusual overflow of the Magdalena River, which flows into that region after running through most of the country, the newspaper El Tiempo reports. Former Ecuador's President Rafael Correa Hospitalized with Pneumonia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13319&SEO=former-ecuadors-president-rafael-correa-hospitalized-with-pneumonia Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is today at the ‘Carlos Andrade Marin'' Hospital, of the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute, where he will remain until he gets better of pneumonia diagnosed by specialists from that institution. Senior Adult Chairs: a Space for the Insertion of Cuban Elders http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13314&SEO=senior-adult-chairs-a-space-for-the-insertion-of-cuban-elders Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Inserting the elderly in academic programs is one of the objectives of the Chairs of the Elderly in Cuba, stated the vice president of that space at the University of Havana (UH), Miriam Marañón. IPC against Violence in CentAf Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13309&SEO=ipc-against-violence-in-centaf-republic Le Hague, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor of the International Penal Court (IPC) stated Wednesday that she will present every individual or group from the Central African Republic committing serious crimes against civilians, peace forces or humanitarian workers. UN Concerned about Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13307&SEO=un-concerned-about-palestinian-prisoners-on-hunger-strike United Nations, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra''ad Zeid al-Hussein, has been seriously concerned about the present situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails who have been on hunger strike for 38 days. Police Dispersed Anti-Temer Demonstration With Bombs and Gases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13306&SEO=police-dispersed-anti-temer-demonstration-with-bombs-and-gases Brasilia, May 24 (Prensa Latina) With bombings, tear gas and rubber bullets, the Brazilian Military Police is trying to disperse thousands of demonstrators gathered here in the esplanade of the Ministries to demand the departure of President Michel Temer. US Companies Ask Trump to Maintain and Expand Trips to Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13304&SEO=us-companies-ask-trump-to-maintain-and-expand-trips-to-cuba Washington, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Over 40 companies and associations from the United States have sent a letter to US President Donald Trump to urge him to maintain and expand travels to Cuba. Cristina Fernandez Dedicates Emotional Words for Correa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13303&SEO=cristina-fernandez-dedicates-emotional-words-for-correa Buenos Aires, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean former president Cristina Fernandez dedicated emotional words to Rafael Correa, who ended his presidential mandate in Ecuador Wednesday. Trump Arrives in Belgium with Strong Security Device http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13299&SEO=trump-arrives-in-belgium-with-strong-security-device Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels Wednesday afternoon, in the middle of a wide security device, and popular demonstrations against his presence in this European nation. Cuba Seeks for a More Efficient Audit Management http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13298&SEO=cuba-seeks-for-a-more-efficient-audit-management Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba and Comptroller General, Gladys Bejerano, has urged to contribute to a more efficient audit management and control during the official closing of the 11th International Congress on Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Cuba Entered 8 Judo Fighters in Mexico Grand Prix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13297&SEO=cuba-entered-8-judo-fighters-in-mexico-grand-prix Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba entered 8 judokas, four of them Pan American Champions, to rival 172 fighters from 32 nations that will be competing at the Grand Prix Tournament in Cancun, Mexico, June 16 through 18. Jorge Glas Receives Vice-Presidency of Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13295&SEO=jorge-glas-receives-vice-presidency-of-ecuador Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Engineer Jorge Glas Espinel received today the vice presidency of the Republic of Ecuador, in an event held in the main building of the National Assembly. Lenin Moreno Swears-in as Ecuador President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13294&SEO=lenin-moreno-swears-in-as-ecuador-president Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno was inaugurated today as the new president of Ecuador in a solemn ceremony held in the National Assembly (parliament), before some Latin American presidents and guests. Cuban First Vice President Honors Ecuadorian Founding Father http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13293&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-honors-ecuadorian-founding-father Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, placed here today a wreath before the monument to Eloy Alfaro, Founding Father of the liberal revolution in Ecuador. Cuba:Camaguey Increases Charcoal Production for Export to USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13290&SEO=cubacamaguey-increases-charcoal-production-for-export-to-usa Camaguey, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban eastern province of Camaguey has exported nearly 3,000 tons of charcoal, a share of it to the US market. Deadly Explosions Rock Bus Terminal in Jakarta, Indonesia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13289&SEO=deadly-explosions-rock-bus-terminal-in-jakarta-indonesia Jakarta,May 24(Prensa Latina) A suspected suicide bomber has attacked a bus terminal in Indonesia, with at least 3 persons killed and another four injured. US Rapper Talib Kweli in Live Cuban Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13288&SEO=us-rapper-talib-kweli-in-live-cuban-concert Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) US rapper Talib Kweli is preparing in Cuba the concert he will give at the Rumba Palace on Friday. Uncertainty in Nepal After PM's Resignation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13287&SEO=uncertainty-in-nepal-after-pms-resignation Kathmandu, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The resignation of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a few weeks before the last round of local elections, reportedly raises today uncertainties among internal public opinion. Cuba, Kenya Sign Memorandum to Promote Medical Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13286&SEO=cuba-kenya-sign-memorandum-to-promote-medical-cooperation Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Kenya signed memorandum of understanding aimed ate beginning medical cooperation in that African nation by the end of this year, reported the health authorities of the Caribbean country today. Africans in Santiago de Cuba Celebrate Creation of African Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13285&SEO=africans-in-santiago-de-cuba-celebrate-creation-of-african-unity Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) African students at universities in this city celebrate today the 54th anniversary of the creation of African Unity (UA) with a wide and diverse program of cultural, sports and scientific activities along with Cuban classmates. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13284&SEO=heberprot-p-reaches-slovakia-first-stop-in-the-european-union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Cuban, Spanish Artists Exhibit Photos in Central Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13283&SEO=cuban-spanish-artists-exhibit-photos-in-central-province de Avila, Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition ‘Propios y Ajenos'' by Cuban artist Gertrudis Rivalta and Spanish photographer Marc Vicens will be exhibited today at the Raul Martinez gallery in this central city. Voters Go to the Polls in Cayman Islands Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13282&SEO=voters-go-to-the-polls-in-cayman-islands-election George Town, May 24 (Prensa Latina) About 21,000 voters go to the polls today in the Cayman Islands to elect the 15 members of the new Legislative Assembly of this British Caribbean territory. Barcelona Football Player Leo Messi Loses Appeal in Tax Fraud Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13281&SEO=barcelona-football-player-leo-messi-loses-appeal-in-tax-fraud-trial Madrid, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s Supreme Court today One Hundred Years of Solitude Is Reborn in China After 50 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13280&SEO=one-hundred-years-of-solitude-is-reborn-in-china-after-50-years Beijing, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The legendary novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, came to life today in the Chinese capital 50 years after its publication. Top Vietnamese Party Leader Receives Cuban Delegation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13279&SEO=top-vietnamese-party-leader-receives-cuban-delegation Hanoi, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, has stated today that the visit of the head of the International Relations department of a similar Cuban organization, Jose Ramon Balaguer, will help to strengthen ties between the two nations. Oil Producers Discuss Cuts in Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13278&SEO=oil-producers-discuss-cuts-in-supplies Vienna, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are holding meetings prior to an official meeting to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil extraction. Angola, Russia Joint Efforts to Produce Diamonds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13277&SEO=angola-russia-joint-efforts-to-produce-diamonds Luanda, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan diamond producing company Endiama and the Russian Alrosa have reportedly struck a deal to carry out feasibility studies at the Luaxe mine, Lunda Sur Province, to produce the precious stone. South Africa Committed to Cut Budget Deficit; Projects 3.8% http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13276&SEO=south-africa-committed-to-cut-budget-deficit-projects-3.8 Pretoria, May 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa projects a 3.8% budget deficit of GDP for the current fiscal year, 0,01% less that the estimated projection last February, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said when he tabled the National Treasury Budget Vote at the National Assembly. Trump's Proposal: The Budget of Those Who Pay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13274&SEO=trumps-proposal-the-budget-of-those-who-pay Por Martha AndresWashington, May 24 (Prensa Latina) While lawmakers and analysts criticize the U.S. Government''s draft budget due to its unrealistic predictions and social cuts, the Donald Trump Administration defends it as an initiative focused on those ''who pay''. Cuba Supports Citizen's Revolution in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13272&SEO=cuba-supports-citizens-revolution-in-ecuador Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba, María Augusta Calles, today classified as a support to the Citizen''s Revolution the visit to Ecuador of the first vice-president of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. Extensive Activity Program in Latin American Week at UNESCO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13271&SEO=extensive-activity-program-in-latin-american-week-at-unesco Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America and the Caribbean Week at UNESCO will be held from next Monday in this capital, with an extensive program of activities that will showcase the cultural richness of that region. Chile's Frente Amplio Wants to Build Dialogue with Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13268&SEO=chiles-frente-amplio-wants-to-build-dialogue-with-citizens Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Founded less than a year ago, but with a surprising popularity, Frente Amplio (Broad Front) wants to build a bridge of dialogue with citizens and to introduce itself as an alternative in November''s presidential election. Cuba: Role of Financial Sector on Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13264&SEO=cuba-role-of-financial-sector-on-discussion Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The systemic crisis, global competition and the role of the financial system is one of the issues that about 300 experts from 14 countries attending the 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance are discussing today. Wide Security Measures for Roland Garros in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13263&SEO=wide-security-measures-for-roland-garros-in-2017 Paris, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The French tennis Roland Garros Tournament will be guarded by a strong security device in 2017, including deployment of 1,200 officers, said the French Tennis Federation here Tuesday. Dayron Robles to Run in Havana This Weekend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13262&SEO=dayron-robles-to-run-in-havana-this-weekend Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban sprinter Dayron Robles, Olympic Champion in Beijing in 2008 in the 110 hurdle meters, will appear before the Cuban fans this weekend in competition, in the 64th edition of the Jose Barrientos Memorial Tournament. Regional Elections in Venezuela Slated for December 10 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13258&SEO=regional-elections-in-venezuela-slated-for-december-10 Caracas, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s National Electoral Council (NEC) has reportedly slated for December 10 elections for governors and regional legislative councils. Economic Gap Increases Risks in Eurozone, Says Expert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13259&SEO=economic-gap-increases-risks-in-eurozone-says-expert Brussels, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The economic gap amid the 19 countries of the Eurozone continues to grow as it might lead to social outbreaks, said commissioner from the European Union (EU) for economic and financial issues Pierre Moscovici. Cuba: Artists from 12 Countries to Participate in Festival of Arts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13256&SEO=cuba-artists-from-12-countries-to-participate-in-festival-of-arts 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:16Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Higher Institute of Arts (ISA) will host a festival from May 24th to June 4th with the participation of artists from 12 countries, Cuba to Discuss Education for Senior Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13255&SEO=cuba-to-discuss-education-for-senior-citizens 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban academicians will debate in this capital on education for the elderly in the context of an event that will be held in this capital until May 26th. Countdown to the 37th International Festival of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13254&SEO=countdown-to-the-37th-international-festival-of-the-caribbean 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:05Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The 37th edition of the International Festival of the Caribbean began its countdown after the constitution of the Organizing Committee, which will be in charge of setting up the event starting next July. Majority in Ecuador Describes President Correa's Management as Good http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13253&SEO=majority-in-ecuador-describes-president-correas-management-as-good 23 de mayo de 2017, 17:47Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The 62.50 percent of the Ecuadorian population described today the 10-year presidential term of Rafael Correa as positive, a day before president elect Lenin Moreno assumes the presidency. Ecuadorian President-elect Announces Members of his Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13250&SEO=ecuadorian-president-elect-announces-members-of-his-cabinet 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:48Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno has today announced on Twitter the names and positions of those officials who will form the executive committee from tomorrow, when he takes on as head of state of Ecuador. Cuba: Pork Meat Farming Industry Is a Good Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13247&SEO=cuba-pork-meat-farming-industry-is-a-good-business 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:10Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Consumption of pork meat is growing internationally, given its great acceptance and its development is a good business, stated here US pork meat producer Johm Hagenbuch, now a participant in an international forum on this kind of industry held in Cuba. Venezuelan People Responsible for Protecting Bolivarian Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13245&SEO=venezuelan-people-responsible-for-protecting-bolivarian-revolution 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:53Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The first Vice-President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, has today said that people must protect the Bolivarian Revolution to guarantee respect for all Venezuelans´ rights. British Police Identify Attacker in UK http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13243&SEO=british-police-identify-attacker-in-uk 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:37London, May 23 ( Prensa Latina) British police have today reported that Salman Abedi, 22, is the lone assailant of the callous terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena (in the north of England) that killed 22 people. Tedros Adhanom Elected New Head of WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13242&SEO=tedros-adhanom-elected-new-head-of-who 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:09Geneva, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected today Ethiopian Dr. Tedros Adhanom as the new director general of that international body. Cuba Highlights Angolan Leader Agostinho Neto´s Career http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13238&SEO=cuba-highlights-angolan-leader-agostinho-netoas-career 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:55Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan leader Agostinho Neto´s political career has been today highlighted in this capital, posthumously awarding the El Mehdi Ben Barka Order of Solidarity. Cuban 1st Vice President Arrives in Ecuador for Moreno's Inauguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13237&SEO=cuban-1st-vice-president-arrives-in-ecuador-for-morenos-inauguration 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:41Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Diaz-Canel, First Vice President of the Cuban Councils of State and Ministers, arrived here Tuesday to participate in the Presidential Inauguration of Ecuador''s President-Elect Lenin Moreno Wednesday. Cuban and Russian Universities Strengthen Joint Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13236&SEO=cuban-and-russian-universities-strengthen-joint-projects 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:37Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Russian universities have today strengthened joint projects on Higher Education and reviewed their bilateral cooperation during the 3rd Meeting of Rectors held at a hotel in the capital. Chevron Threatens with Massive Lay-off in Bangladesh http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13235&SEO=chevron-threatens-with-massive-lay-off-in-bangladesh Dacca, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Chevron threatened today to lay off workers protesting the planned sale of its assets in Bangladesh to Chinese investors, delaying the estimated $ 2 billion deal. Woman Responsible For Terror Attacks Arrested in Homs,Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13233&SEO=woman-responsible-for-terror-attacks-arrested-in-homssyria Damascus, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Syrian city of Homs, 162 kilometers north from Dsamascus, arrested Sheala Ahmad al Rasso, a woman who confressed her participation in more than three terror attacks. British Prime Minister Visits Injured People After Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13231&SEO=british-prime-minister-visits-injured-people-after-attack London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister Theresa May visited the injured people at the terrorist attack perpetrated at the Manchester Arena Stadium -north of England- in which 22 people died. Diaz-Canel Presides Over Cuba Delegation to Lenin Moreno Inaguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13229&SEO=diaz-canel-presides-over-cuba-delegation-to-lenin-moreno-inaguration Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel heads the island''s delegation that will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno on May 24, Granma newspaper reported today. Terrorist Group Al-Shabaab Has Released a Graduation Video http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13228&SEO=terrorist-group-al-shabaab-has-released-a-graduation-video Mogadiscio, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Somalia-based insurgent group, Al-Shabaab, have released a video purportedly showing its fighters at a graduation ceremony. Lawyer Calls for Citizens Coalition to Support Colombian Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13226&SEO=lawyer-calls-for-citizens-coalition-to-support-colombian-peace Bogota, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle has called on citizens today to defend the peace accords after expressing his concern about the future of the implementation process of the agreement with the FARC-EP. World Leaders Condemn Terror Attack in Manchester http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13225&SEO=world-leaders-condemn-terror-attack-in-manchester Brussels, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Several international leaders, including the high representative of Foreign Policy and Common Security of the European Union (EU), Federica Mogherini, on Tuesday condemned the terrorist attack in the British city of Manchester. Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, Dies Aged 89 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13224&SEO=sir-roger-moore-james-bond-actor-dies-aged-89 London, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. Sandro Rosell Arrested in Anti Money Laundering Operation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13223&SEO=sandro-rosell-arrested-in-anti-money-laundering-operation Barcelona,Spain, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been arrested as part of a money-laundering investigation. Humans Originated in Europe, Not Africa: Study http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13222&SEO=humans-originated-in-europe-not-africa-study Abuja, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Humans may have originated in Europe, and not in Africa, much earlier than previously thought, according to the study of a 7.2 million-year-old pre-human fossil that could potentially rewrite the history of evolution. Russia Criticizes Antiterrorist Threat by Some European Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13221&SEO=russia-criticizes-antiterrorist-threat-by-some-european-countries Moscow, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia today criticized the antiterrorist threat by some European nations, which resort to speeches rather than concrete actions to fight that international scourge. Brazilian Scholar Warns That Temer's Permanence Worsens Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13220&SEO=brazilian-scholar-warns-that-temers-permanence-worsens-corruption Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Temer''s permanence is a factor that it may worsen corruption in Congress, of which it is a hostage, according to Roberto Romano, a scholar from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). China in Favor of Peaceful and Sustainable Antarctic Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13219&SEO=china-in-favor-of-peaceful-and-sustainable-antarctic-development Beijing, May 23 (Prensa Latina) China reaffirmed its commitment to make more contributions to peace and stability and sustainable development in Antarctic and the international community, according to a report released here today. Brazil Arrests Another Adviser, Temer Situation Complicated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13218&SEO=brazil-arrests-another-adviser-temer-situation-complicated Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer''s political situation continued to be complicated today when the Federal Police arrested another of his special advisers, former governor of Brasilia, Tadeu Filippelli, who was involved in a scandal of public funds diversion. Western Cape, SA, declared a disaster area due to drought http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13215&SEO=western-cape-sa-declared-a-disaster-area-due-to-drought Pretoria, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Hit by the worst drought in over a century, the South African province of Western Cape was declared a disaster area Premier Helen Zille, reports SA News. Palestinian President Reiterates Commitment to Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13212&SEO=palestinian-president-reiterates-commitment-to-peace-process Ramallah, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated today, to his US counterpart Donald Trump, his commitment to reaching a historic peace agreement with Israel. Future Cardinal Revives Salvadoran Faith in Romero's Canonization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13211&SEO=future-cardinal-revives-salvadoran-faith-in-romeros-canonization By Charly Morales Valido Violent Groups Vandalize Public Institutions in Barinas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13210&SEO=violent-groups-vandalize-public-institutions-in-barinas Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups linked to the ultra-right opposition sectors in Venezuela have vandalized the headquarters of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in Barinas, in addition to generating fires and destruction in other public institutions. Putin Expresses Condolences to London for Terrorist Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13209&SEO=putin-expresses-condolences-to-london-for-terrorist-attack Moscow, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin offered today his condolences to British PM Theresa May for the victims of a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, which left a toll of 22 dead and 59 wounded. Cuba Fosters Revolutionary Unity vs. Neoliberal Offensive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13207&SEO=cuba-fosters-revolutionary-unity-vs.-neoliberal-offensive Hanoi, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is promoting actions to foster the greatest possible unity of the Latin American and Caribbean revolutionaries facing the new neoliberal offensive led by the United States and its allies, a senior leader of the Caribbean nation said here today. Nineteen Films Confirmed for European Festival in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13206&SEO=nineteen-films-confirmed-for-european-festival-in-cuba Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd edition of the European Movie Festival in Cuba will exhibit 19 films coming from 16 nations from June 1st to 11 in this capital, announced organizers of the event here. Brazilian Bar Association Calls for Michel Temer's Impeachment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13205&SEO=brazilian-bar-association-calls-for-michel-temers-impeachment Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Brazil´s Bar Association (OAB), Claudio Lamachia, has announced that such an organization will hand over the Chamber of Deputies an impeachment request against Brazilian President, Michel Temer. Lenin Moreno to Present Cabinet During his Presidential Inauguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13204&SEO=lenin-moreno-to-present-cabinet-during-his-presidential-inauguration Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The cabinet that will accompany the elected Ecuadorian leader, Lenin Moreno, will be known Wednesday, the day of the presidential inauguration attended by more than 14 heads of state and government and some international personalities. Cuban Foreign Minister Talks with Paraguayan formel President Lugo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13202&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-talks-with-paraguayan-formel-president-lugo Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, received today the formel president and Paraguayan senator Fernando Lugo, who visits Cuba as part of a Paraguayan parliamentary delegation. 9,000 Community Works Opened by Bolivia Changes, Evo Delivers Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13201&SEO=9000-community-works-opened-by-bolivia-changes-evo-delivers-program La Paz, May 22 (Prensa Latina) About 9,000 community projects have been opened in Bolivia during the last 10 years, Bolivian President Evo Morales has today said upon opening a teaching institution at El Chaco community, in the municipality of Sucre. Cuba and European Union on Dialogue on Human Rights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13200&SEO=cuba-and-european-union-on-dialogue-on-human-rights Brussels, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the European Union (EU) made their third round of conversations on human rights Monday, to bring about the exchange of opinions and widen the knowledge of their respective realities. NCA to Create Important Bridges to Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13194&SEO=nca-to-create-important-bridges-to-dialogue-in-venezuela Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The presidential commission for the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) has created important bridges to dialogue with several sectors in Venezuela, according to Elias Jaua, who is leading the efforts for a peace process in Venezuela. Iranian President Responds to Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia Criticism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13193&SEO=iranian-president-responds-to-donald-trump-saudi-arabia-criticism Tehran, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump visited a country with no concept of elections and whose people have never seen a ballot box, reasserted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani today, rejecting criticism of the US president and the Saudi king. Italian City of Taormina Ready for G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13192&SEO=italian-city-of-taormina-ready-for-g-7-summit Rome, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Undersecretary of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Maria Elena Boschi, said today in Taormina that the Italian city is ready to host the G-7 summit scheduled for May 26-27. Evo Warns OAS Secretary-General to Take a Closer Look to Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13191&SEO=evo-warns-oas-secretary-general-to-take-a-closer-look-to-brazil La Paz, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has today questioned Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary-General, for obsessing with Venezuela and not taking a closer look to Brazil, which is wrapped up in a crisis over corruption allegations against Brazilian President Michel Temer. 6th Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13190&SEO=6th-colloquium-on-cultural-diversity-in-the-caribbean-begins-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The exercise of memory as an act of critical thinking and emancipation centers debates of the 6th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean, inaugurated today in this capital. Over 1,000 Organized Crime Attacks Against Mexican Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13188&SEO=over-1000-organized-crime-attacks-against-mexican-army Mexico, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Army reportedly suffered 1,038 attacks by organized crime from December 2012 to February 21 this year. ECLAC Highlights Sustainable Development in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13187&SEO=eclac-highlights-sustainable-development-in-cuba Port Spain, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The capacity and strength reached by Cuba to promote sustainable development, was recently highlighted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), said a diplomatic source here Monday. RPDK Evaluates Technical Tests of New Missile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13186&SEO=rpdk-evaluates-technical-tests-of-new-missile Pyongyang, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reported today that the target chased with the testing shot of the new medium and long range strategic missile Pukguksong-2, was to verify the technical aspects of the system. Colombian Guerrilla to Celebrate 53 Years of Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13185&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-to-celebrate-53-years-of-peace-talks Bogota, May 22 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP leader Timoleón Jiménez announced today that the Colombian guerrilla will celebrate the 53 years of its foundation with a talk about the peace process in one of the places where it is concentrated to disarm itself. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Los Muñequitos Celebrates 65 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13184&SEO=emblematic-cuban-rumba-group-los-munequitos-celebrates-65-years Matanzas, Cuba, May 22 (Prensa Latina) With 65 years and equal number of presentations in Cuban cities, the famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas celebrates its six and a half decades of life, Rafael Somavilla Provincial Center of Music (CPMRS) informed today. Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden Dies at 35 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13183&SEO=former-motogp-world-champion-nicky-hayden-dies-at-35 Cesena, Italy,May 22 (Prensa Latina) Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden has died at the age of 35 following a cycling accident in Italy last week. Israeli Forces Injured 13 Palestinians During Demonstrations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13182&SEO=israeli-forces-injured-13-palestinians-during-demonstrations Ramallah, May 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 13 Palestinians were wounded today when Israeli troops fired on demonstrations in the occupied West Bank town of Ramallah. OIC Calls for Intensification of Actions Against Cholera in Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13181&SEO=oic-calls-for-intensification-of-actions-against-cholera-in-yemen Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) demanded today that the international community intensifies efforts to halt the cholera epidemic in Yemen, an Arab country that had been devastated by two years of war. Mystery of Milky Way's 'Alien-Megastructure' Star Unsolved http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13180&SEO=mystery-of-milky-ways-alien-megastructure-star-unsolved Washington, May 22 (Prensa Latina) In a distant spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy, some 1,480 light-years from Earth, a star, KIC 8462852, but informally called ''Tabby''s Star'' or ''Boyajian''s Star'' is acting in ways the world''s astronomy community has never seen before, defying all known explanations. Nigerian Troops Kill 13 Boko Haram Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13179&SEO=nigerian-troops-kill-13-boko-haram-terrorists Abuja, May 22 (Prensa Latina)Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram said today that they killed 13 terrorists. Jamaica to Assess Impact of Heavy Rains on Inflation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13178&SEO=jamaica-to-assess-impact-of-heavy-rains-on-inflation Kingston, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) will be assessing the impact of the torrential flood rains which lashed the island last week to determine whether its inflation forecast needs to be revised. Turkish Police Detain Two Hunger Striking Teachers in Raids http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13177&SEO=turkish-police-detain-two-hunger-striking-teachers-in-raids Ankara, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Turkish police detained two teachers who have been on hunger strike for more than two months protesting against a government crackdown in which they lost their jobs following last year''s failed coup, their lawyers said. José Martí Garden, is a Heart Beat of Cuba in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13176&SEO=jose-marti-garden-is-a-heart-beat-of-cuba-in-colombia Bogotá, May 22 (Prensa Latina) José Martí Garden, which today hosts some 300 children from a Bogota neighborhood, brought together educators, parents, and children who remembered the legacy of the writer and patriot distinguished as Cuba''s National Hero. Sri Lanka Makes Significant Changes in Ministerial Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13174&SEO=sri-lanka-makes-significant-changes-in-ministerial-cabinet Colombo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Sri Lankan government today announced significant changes to the cabinet, including the appointment of a new foreign minister and Finance Minister, the first reshuffling of the current presidency in office since 2015. First Salvadoran Cardinal Dedicates His Naming to Monsignor Romero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13173&SEO=first-salvadoran-cardinal-dedicates-his-naming-to-monsignor-romero San Salvador, May 22 (Prensa Latina) When Monsignor Gregorio Rosa Chávez was told that Pope Francisco would name him Cardinal, above Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar himself, he thought it was too early to be joking. WTO Chief Defends Free Trade During Tokyo Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13172&SEO=wto-chief-defends-free-trade-during-tokyo-visit Tokyo, May 22 (Prensa Latina) ''Free trade creates jobs and boosts the economy so is important to increase the confidence in the multilateral system of trade and oppose protecionism'', the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said today in Tokyo. The Elders Ask Italy to Endorse Climate Accord at G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13171&SEO=the-elders-ask-italy-to-endorse-climate-accord-at-g-7-summit United Nations, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Experienced politicians from the so called The Elders group has urged today the Italian government to promote solidarity and commitment of the G-7 with the fight against climate change. Azarenka Announces Tennis Comeback http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13170&SEO=azarenka-announces-tennis-comeback Minsk, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka said today that she is ''ready to start competing'' again after the birth of her son and intends to target Wimbledon by taking part in one of grass events that precede it. Self Ventilating Workout Suit Keeps You Cool and Dry http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13169&SEO=self-ventilating-workout-suit-keeps-you-cool-and-dry Washington, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have invented a latex fabric that opens ventilation flaps when your body gets hot and closes when we are cooler. This allows air to circulate, helping to remove sweat, and also to lower the body''s temperature. USA Urged Russia to Clarify Alleged Meddling in Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13168&SEO=usa-urged-russia-to-clarify-alleged-meddling-in-elections Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The United States reportedly asked Russia for clarification on an alleged involvement of hackers of this country in a penetration of the Democratic Party''s computer network. Accounting Focuses on International Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13167&SEO=accounting-focuses-on-international-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance begins today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of about 400 experts, to share the best experiences in this area. The World Celebrates International Biodiversity Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13166&SEO=the-world-celebrates-international-biodiversity-day Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Day of Biodiversity is celebrated today in all nations with the aim of increasing understanding and awareness of its protection. Saudi Kingdom Stronger against Terrorism after Summits with Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13164&SEO=saudi-kingdom-stronger-against-terrorism-after-summits-with-trump Riyadh, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia said that President Donald Trump''s speech at the Arab-Islamic summit held here contained key indicators of the U.S. policy on the Middle East and the horizon of cooperation that exists today with those communities. New Block of Leftist Organizations Presented in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13163&SEO=new-block-of-leftist-organizations-presented-in-peru Lima, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The birth of a new leftist bloc, named Juntos por el Peru (Together for Peru), was confirmed today by its members, including the two communist parties and other progressive groups that intend to compete united in the electoral field. South Africa Pinning Hopes on Eco-Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13162&SEO=south-africa-pinning-hopes-on-eco-tourism Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Eco-tourism is growing in popularity and making a greater contribution towards South Africa''s economic growth, Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, was quoted as saying. Pedro Sanchez Defeats Spain's Stagnant Social Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13161&SEO=pedro-sanchez-defeats-spains-stagnant-social-democracy Madrid, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Pedro Suarez''s re-conquest of the reins of the Spanish Workers'' Socialist Party (PSOE), when many thought that he was politically dead, will inevitably lead to the ostracism of the historic leaders of that centenary organization. South Africa number one recipient of Foreign Investment in Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13159&SEO=south-africa-number-one-recipient-of-foreign-investment-in-africa Pretoria, May 22 (Prensa Latina) - South Africa continues to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the African continent, with an increase of 6.9% in 2016, Brand South Africa reported on Monday. Philippine President Seeks to Strengthen Cooperation with Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13157&SEO=philippine-president-seeks-to-strengthen-cooperation-with-russia Moscow, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits Russia today, seeking to strengthen cooperation in defense and security, as well as economic and commercial cooperation, especially in agriculture. Cuba to Be a Gateway to America with Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13156&SEO=cuba-to-be-a-gateway-to-america-with-gran-hotel-manzana-kempinski Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) We are very pleased that the gateway to the Americas is Cuba, Xavier , general director of the Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, which receives today its first customers in the Cuban capital, said. USA Finances Destabilizing Campaigns in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13155&SEO=usa-finances-destabilizing-campaigns-in-venezuela Por By Miguel Fernández MartínezCaracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) A group of influential right-wing politicians and artists in Venezuela are involved in programs funded by the United States government to stimulate violent actions aimed at overthrowing the Bolivarian government. Venezuelan Government Warns about Fascist Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13154&SEO=venezuelan-government-warns-about-fascist-trend Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government have warned today that right-wing groups are trying to impose a Nazi-fascist trend in the country, according to their actions in recent weeks. Iranian Foreign Minister Denies Trump Accusations from Saudi Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13153&SEO=iranian-foreign-minister-denies-trump-accusations-from-saudi-kingdom Tehran, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, has bluntly denied accusations of US President Donald Trump from Saudi Arabia and ironically with the scenario and the circumstances where he made them. Dominican Jose Reyes Reaches, Then passes 2,000 Hit Plateau http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13149&SEO=dominican-jose-reyes-reaches-then-passes-2000-hit-plateau New York,May 21 (Prensa Latina) There was a time in Jose Reyes'' career when he thought he''d easily get to 2,000 hits. There was also a time when he wondered if he''d ever return to a Major League diamond. Nigierian Army Continues Offensive Against Boko Haram http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13148&SEO=nigierian-army-continues-offensive-against-boko-haram Abuja, May 21 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Army claim to have killed 9 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno,and of also destroying several weapon depots,and captured explosives and other military means. Libya: UN Chief Urges All Sides to Restore Calm,Stop Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13147&SEO=libya-un-chief-urges-all-sides-to-restore-calmstop-violence United Nations,May 21 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is deeply concerned about the military escalation at the Brak al-Shati air base in southern Libya and calls on all parties to exercise restraint and restore calm, the UN chief''s spokesman said today. 'Kashmir is Ours,' Says Indian Minister, Promises Permanent Solution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13146&SEO=kashmir-is-ours-says-indian-minister-promises-permanent-solution New Delhi,May 21 (Prensa Latina) ''Kashmir is ours'' Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, asserting that the Modi government will find a ''permanent solution'' to the Kashmir problem. Drake, Beyonce Early Winners at 2017 Billboard Music Awards http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13145&SEO=drake-beyonce-early-winners-at-2017-billboard-music-awards Los Ángeles, May 21 (Prensa Latina) Drake will walk into the 2017 Billboard Music Awards already a winner: He earned 10 early awards Sunday morning. Singapore Supports Joint Efforts to Sustain TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13144&SEO=singapore-supports-joint-efforts-to-sustain-tpp Singapur,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Singapore ''supports the joint efforts'' of the remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) signatories to sustain the massive free trade deal, Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang said today. Gulf States, US Ink Agreement For Center to Fight Terror Financing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13143&SEO=gulf-states-us-ink-agreement-for-center-to-fight-terror-financing Riad, May 21 (Prensa Latina) A center to fight terror financing is set to be established under a joint agreement between US and Gulf leaders. The Meyerowitz Stories Premieres in Competition at Cannes 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13141&SEO=the-meyerowitz-stories-premieres-in-competition-at-cannes-2017 París, May 21 (Prensa Latina)The Cannes International Film Festival is including the US film The Meyerowitz Stories,a material that generates division because it is distributed by Netflix. Russia Asks WTO to Look Into Sanctions by Ukraine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13139&SEO=russia-asks-wto-to-look-into-sanctions-by-ukraine Moscow,May 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has sent a request to the World Trade Organization asking to hold consultations over Ukraine''s sanctions against Moscow, in place since 2014, Russian Economy Minister Maxim Oreshkin deliver the requesto to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo, during a ministerial meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Forum in Hanoi. China-Russia Oil Pipeline Delivers 100 Million Tonnes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13138&SEO=china-russia-oil-pipeline-delivers-100-million-tonnes Beijing,May 21 (Prensa Latina) A China-Russia oil pipeline has transported 100 million tonnes of crude oil in the five years since it began operations, local customs said today. Saudi King Discusses Trade and Military Cooperation with Donald Trump http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13135&SEO=saudi-king-discusses-trade-and-military-cooperation-with-donald-trump Riyadh, May 20 (Prensa Latina) King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia discussed today with US President Donald Trump the state of bilateral relations, particularly cooperation in the commercial and military sectors. Peculiar Festival Held to Protect Cuban Land Crabs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13134&SEO=peculiar-festival-held-to-protect-cuban-land-crabs Baracoa, Cuba, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Food, arts and environmental education merge today here in the Festival of Crabs, a peculiar initiative that has been held for nine years in this city to protect Cuban crabs. Rouhani Wins Iran's Presidential Election with 57 Percent of Votes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13132&SEO=rouhani-wins-irans-presidential-election-with-57-percent-of-votes Tehran, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Moderate Hassan Rouhani will repeat as Iran''s head of state after being declared the winner of the presidential election with 57 percent of the votes, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli announced today. Temer Adds Another Accusation: Buying MPs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13131&SEO=temer-adds-another-accusation-buying-mps Brasilia, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Today, Brazilian President Michel Temer is buying up representatives in the Federal Chamber to approve their reforms, Alagoas lawmaker Givaldo Carimbao of the Humanist Solidarity Party (PHS) denounced. Oscar López Rivera: the Struggle for Puerto Rico's Freedom Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13129&SEO=oscar-lopez-rivera-the-struggle-for-puerto-ricos-freedom-continues Por Nestor Rosa-MarbrellSan Juan, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Oscar López Rivera, who was released on May 17 after 36 years of imprisonment in the United States for his struggle for Puerto Rico''s independence, has become a symbol of inspiration for new generations of Puerto Ricans. Hassan Rouhani Reelected as Iran's President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13126&SEO=hassan-rouhani-reelected-as-irans-president Tehran, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Candidate Hassan Rouhani emerges today as Iran''s president, allowing him to take a second consecutive term of four years, according to preliminary results of the scrutiny that continues today. Venezuela Denounces Terrorist Violence at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13125&SEO=venezuela-denounces-terrorist-violence-at-un Geneva, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, denounced the violent and terrorist actions promoted in his country by fascist sectors that seek to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution, diplomatic sources said today. Argentine Court Denies 2x1 Benefit to another Convict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13124&SEO=argentine-court-denies-2x1-benefit-to-another-convict Buenos Aires, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo thanked the Federal Court of Justice for its decision to deny the benefit of the so-called 2x1 law to a convict of kidnapping, disappearance, and torture. Cuba: Baracoa Organizes Turnat 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13123&SEO=cuba-baracoa-organizes-turnat-2017 19 de mayo de 2017, 16:09Baracoa, Guantanamo, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Baracoa organizes the 11th International Event of Nature Tourism (Turnat 2017). Caricom Ratifies Support for Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13122&SEO=caricom-ratifies-support-for-venezuela 19 de mayo de 2017, 15:28Bridgetown, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Community of the Caribbean (Caricom) said that no pressure would make it withdraw the support for Venezuela, given the crisis triggered by the extreme right-wing, said today the website Caribbean 360. Swedish Prosecutor Office Drops Rape Charges Against Julian Assange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13119&SEO=swedish-prosecutor-office-drops-rape-charges-against-julian-assange Stockholm, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish prosecutor''s office announced today the closure of the investigation to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks site, for an alleged violation. World Cup 2022:Qatar Khalifa Stadium Ready Five Years Before Kick Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13118&SEO=world-cup-2022qatar-khalifa-stadium-ready-five-years-before-kick-off Doha,May 19 (Prensa Latina) Construction work has been completed at this iconic stadium which only highlights the speed at which Qatar is working towards delivering the World Cup 2022. South Africa also Promoting Renewables for Its Energy Matrix http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13116&SEO=south-africa-also-promoting-renewables-for-its-energy-matrix Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government will continue to invest in renewable sources as part of its energy mix, said Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi. Lavrov Criticizes Western Alliance Attack Against Syrian Forces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13115&SEO=lavrov-criticizes-western-alliance-attack-against-syrian-forces Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has lashed out today on the Western coalition''s attack against the Syrian army in the An-Tanfa region, which he considers violates the sovereignty of the Levantine state. Massive Turnout in Iranian Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13114&SEO=massive-turnout-in-iranian-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) A significant voter turnout marked today the twelfth presidential election of Iran in which the main candidates, the supreme leader, and other political and religious personalities exercised their suffrage. Venezuela Helps Rebuild in Cuba Houses Destroyed by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13113&SEO=venezuela-helps-rebuild-in-cuba-houses-destroyed-by-hurricane-matthew Maisi, Cuba May 19 (Prensa Latina) With the collaboration of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, about 200 more homes have been recovered in this Cuban eastern most territory that was hardly hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Colombian Teachers' Guild Denounces Attack Against its Headquarters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13112&SEO=colombian-teachers-guild-denounces-attack-against-its-headquarters Bogotá, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Educators Federation (FECODE), amidst the teachers'' stoppage that started 8 days ago, denounced today an aggression with an explosive device in front of its headquarters located in this capital. Caribbean Nations Stand By Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13111&SEO=caribbean-nations-stand-by-venezuela Bridgetown, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community Use of Fungus Increases Plant Growth, Mexican Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13110&SEO=use-of-fungus-increases-plant-growth-mexican-scientists Mexico, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Mexican scientists have found that two species of the fungus Trichoderma spp produce hormones that stimulate the growth of plants such as maize, beans, wheat, sorghum, canola, cotton, walnut and prickly pear. April 2017 Was Earth's Second Warmest in 137 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13109&SEO=april-2017-was-earths-second-warmest-in-137-years Washington, May 19 (Prensa Latina) April temperature and the first four months of 2017 marked the second warmest place in 137 years of record, the U.S. Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports today. Private Company to Build First Geothermal Power Plant in Malaysia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13108&SEO=private-company-to-build-first-geothermal-power-plant-in-malaysia Kuala Lumpur, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Maximus Johnity Ongkili, said today that Malaysia''s first geothermal power plant will be built by Tawau Green Technology Sdn Bhd, without financial cost to the government. Sampaoli, Argentina's New Coach http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13107&SEO=sampaoli-argentinas-new-coach Madrid, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean soccer trainer Jorge Sampaoli announced today he will stop directing the Seville club, of the Spanish Soccer League, to become the DT of the Argentinean selection. Cuba Increases Human Milk Banks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13106&SEO=cuba-increases-human-milk-banks Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is celebrating today the World Human Milk Donation Day arranging the final details to open a tenth specialized center for this noble purpose. Jose Martí is Still Present More Than a Century After His Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13105&SEO=jose-marti-is-still-present-more-than-a-century-after-his-death Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several generations will pay tribute today in all the Cuban territory to the National Hero Jose Marti, fallen in combat 122 years ago, but with a permanent presence in the political ideology and ethical action of this Caribbean nation. Gas Accumulation Causes Explosions in Cartagena, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13103&SEO=gas-accumulation-causes-explosions-in-cartagena-colombia Bogota, May 19 (Prensa Latina) An inspection to the shipyards of Citemar and Astivick in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, where a triple explosion occurred two days ago killing seven people, said that the gas accumulation could be the cause of the incident. G20 Ministers in Favor of Female Employment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13101&SEO=g20-ministers-in-favor-of-female-employment Berlin, May 19 (Prensa Latina) G20 labor ministers have committed themselves today in favor of female employment to improve occupation, reduce wage gap, guarantee suitable working conditions, cut youth unemployment and promote immigrants'' integration. Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Promote Stronger Ties with Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13100&SEO=chile-colombia-mexico-and-peru-promote-stronger-ties-with-vietnam Hanoi, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are intending to give a new impetus to their relationships with Vietnam through a series of activities next week that will facilitate greater knowledge of their economies, including trade and other areas. After a stagnant 2016, South Africa Will Grow 1% this Year, IMF Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13099&SEO=after-a-stagnant-2016-south-africa-will-grow-1-this-year-imf-says Pretoria, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The South African Gross Domestic Product will grow 1% this year, following a stagnant 2016, according to a new forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Russia Denounces US Distortions about Syrian Reality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13098&SEO=russia-denounces-us-distortions-about-syrian-reality Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced US manipulations today on Syria events, including unproven accusations against the government of that country for alleged use of chemical weapons. Russia Denounces, Calls Unacceptable US-Led Attack on Syrian Forces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13097&SEO=russia-denounces-calls-unacceptable-us-led-attack-on-syrian-forces Moscow, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced and called ''absolutely unacceptable'' a US-led coalition strike against a convoy of Syrian forces that violates Syria''s sovereignty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said. Venezuela Remains Firm in Fight against Economic Warfare http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13096&SEO=venezuela-remains-firm-in-fight-against-economic-warfare Por Luis BeatonCaracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is strongly facing an economic warfare sponsored by foreign powers with complicity with the domestic right-wing opposition, which is striving to overthrow the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelan Customs Confiscates Items for Violent Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13095&SEO=venezuelan-customs-confiscates-items-for-violent-groups Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Superintendent of the National Integrated Tax and Customs Administration (SENIAT), José David Cabello, confirmed the retention of equipment from abroad, intended for violent protests organized by ultra-right parties. Temer Clings to Mandate with Expiration Date http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13094&SEO=temer-clings-to-mandate-with-expiration-date Brasilia, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer, haunted by the biggest political scandal that has shaken Brazil, is clinging to a mandate that experts here consider is closed to its expiration date: June 6. Syria Denounces US-Led Coalition Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13093&SEO=syria-denounces-us-led-coalition-attack Damascus, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The General Command of the Armed Forces has denounced today that the attack on Syrian Army positions at the Al Tanf region is an evidence of the falsehood with which the U.S.-led International Coalition is acting. Iranian President and Supreme Leader Vote in Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13092&SEO=iranian-president-and-supreme-leader-vote-in-presidential-election Tehran, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian head of State, Hassan Rouhani, and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast their votes on Friday in the presidential election, in which the former is running for reelection. Venezuelan FM Rejects US Sanctions against Judges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13091&SEO=venezuelan-fm-rejects-us-sanctions-against-judges Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has denounced the unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department against eight judges of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of this South American nation. Canadian FM to Visit Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13090&SEO=canadian-fm-to-visit-mexico-next-week Ottawa, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland will visit Mexico next week to discuss the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of which the US is also a member, official sources said here. Domadores Ready to Defeat Tigers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13086&SEO=domadores-ready-to-defeat-tigers Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Cuban boxing franchise participating in the 2017 edition of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) assured that they are ready today overcome the challenge in the match against the Uzbekistan Tigers in the quarterfinals of the 4th edition. Lava Jato Ex-Rapporteur´s Son Calls for Temer´s Impeachment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13084&SEO=lava-jato-ex-rapporteuras-son-calls-for-temeras-impeachment Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Francisco Zavascki, son of the anti-corruption Lava Jato operation ex-rapporteur Teori Zavascki, has today called for Brazilian President Michel Temer´s impeachment and also said that his father could have been assassinated. Cuban Female Cyclist Sierra Leader of LAm Ranking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13083&SEO=cuban-female-cyclist-sierra-leader-of-lam-ranking Aigle, Switzerland, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cyclist Arlenis Sierra, running for the team of Astana Women, went up 8 places in the female cycling ranking of the International Cycling Union, leading the female Latin American pedalists in the order of the list. Venezuela and Russia to Strengthen Strategic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13082&SEO=venezuela-and-russia-to-strengthen-strategic-ties Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have today held a telephone conversation in which they agreed to strengthen the strategic relationship between both nations. Inaugurated in Cuba International Meeting of Customs Directors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13081&SEO=inaugurated-in-cuba-international-meeting-of-customs-directors Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The head of the General Customs of Cuba, Pedro Pérez, opened today the 38th Meeting of National Directors of Customs of Latin America, Spain and Portugal, in the 1930 hall of the Hotel Nacional. Brazil Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation into Michel Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13079&SEO=brazil-supreme-court-authorizes-investigation-into-michel-temer Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Edson Fachin decided today to investigate Brazilian President Michel Temer for attempting to obstruct justice by endorsing the payment for the silence of former leader of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha. Cuba: Business Fair Faciliates Exchange http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13078&SEO=cuba-business-fair-faciliates-exchange Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair of Cuba, is a sample of the possibilities giving the chance for direct exchange among Cuban enterprises to facilitate work among the Cuban economic actors. Lucia, Emblematic Cuban Film in Cannes Film Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13077&SEO=lucia-emblematic-cuban-film-in-cannes-film-festival Paris, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The film Lucia, considered one of the masterpieces of cinema in Cuba, will be screened in a restored version during the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which is now living its second session in France. CELAC-EU Meeting on Drugs was Inaugurated in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13076&SEO=celac-eu-meeting-on-drugs-was-inaugurated-in-argentina Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentine Deputy Foreign Minister Pedro Villagra ratified today his country''s fight against drug trafficking by leaving open the sessions of the 19th High Level Meeting of the Coordination Mechanism and cooperation between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, in Spanish) and the European Union On drugs. Cuba Encourages National and Foreign Investments in Mariel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13075&SEO=cuba-encourages-national-and-foreign-investments-in-mariel Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban enterprises will now be able to take more advantage from the opportunities for businesses in the Special Development Zone of Mariel (ZED) in the west of Cuba, said Ana Teresa Igarza, ZED general director Thursday. Syrian President Receives Iraqi Special Envoy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13073&SEO=syrian-president-receives-iraqi-special-envoy Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad spoke with National Security adviser Faleh al-Fayad and special envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, according to media reports in Damascus. Milos Raonic Cruises into Italian Open Quarter Finals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13072&SEO=milos-raonic-cruises-into-italian-open-quarter-finals Rome, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Milos Raonic will face German Alexander Zverev in the quarter-finals after beating Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2. Jury Finds Tulsa Police Officer Not Guilty in Shooting of Unarmed Man http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13071&SEO=jury-finds-tulsa-police-officer-not-guilty-in-shooting-of-unarmed-man Washington, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Betty Shelby, the Tulsa police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year, was found not guilty Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter. Didier Deschamps Omits Karim Benzema From France Squad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13070&SEO=didier-deschamps-omits-karim-benzema-from-france-squad París,May 18 (Prensa Latina) France coach Didier Deschamps has omitedcalled Karim Benzema from the next 3 games and said ''a squad comes before everything''. WHO Raises Death Toll in Cholera Outbreak in Yemen to 222 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13069&SEO=who-raises-death-toll-in-cholera-outbreak-in-yemen-to-222 Sanaa, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today raised the death toll from the cholera outbreak in Yemen to 222. Japan's Abe, S. Korean Envoy Agree to Resume Diplomatic Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13068&SEO=japans-abe-s.-korean-envoy-agree-to-resume-diplomatic-relations Tokyo,May 18 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a special envoy of South Korea''s newly-elected President Moon Jae-in agreed in talks Thursday to resume the shuttle diplomacy between the leaders of both countries. Evo Morales Greets Freed Puerto Rican Independence Activist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13067&SEO=evo-morales-greets-freed-puerto-rican-independence-activist La Paz, May 18 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has welcomed today the release of Puerto Rican independence activist, Oscar Lopez Rivera, after spending nearly 36 years at a U.S. prison. China Succeeds in Mining Combustible Ice in South China Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13065&SEO=china-succeeds-in-mining-combustible-ice-in-south-china-sea Beijing, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Chinese experts have managed to collect samples of combustible ice in the South China Sea, a substantial progress for the global energy revolution, Minister of Land and Resources, Jiang Daming, said. Cuban Recreational Sailing Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13064&SEO=cuban-recreational-sailing-increases Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The celebration this week of the 25th anniversary of the International Yacht Club Ernest Hemingway of Cuba, besides being a novelty, represents an additional support to the growing spiral of the island''s tourism. Losing a Friend Brings Wild Birds Closer Together http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13063&SEO=losing-a-friend-brings-wild-birds-closer-together London,May 18 (Prensa Latina) A New Oxford University research has revealed that instead of grieving, wild birds appear to adjust to the loss of a flockmate by increasing both the number and intensity of their relationships with other birds. Turkey Prepares a Cyber Army Against Cyber Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13062&SEO=turkey-prepares-a-cyber-army-against-cyber-attacks Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey is preparing a ''cyber army'' against possible computer threats, Minister of Transport and Communications, Ahmet Arslan, said today referring to the recent global WannaCry ''ransomware'' attack that infected more than 300,000 computers. Talks on Teachers' Strike Resumed in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13061&SEO=talks-on-teachers-strike-resumed-in-colombia Bogota, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The talks between the teachers'' union and the Ministry of Education of Colombia will be resumed today in an effort to seek a solution to the one-week-long strike. Cuba and U.S. to Study Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13060&SEO=cuba-and-u.s.-to-study-coral-reefs Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Cuba and the United States started a joint expedition to study the deep coral reefs surrounding the Caribbean island, the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA) reported on Thursday. Brazilian PSDB Leader, Aécio Neves, Loses Mandate as Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13059&SEO=brazilian-psdb-leader-aecio-neves-loses-mandate-as-senator Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) and former presidential candidate defeated in 2014, Aécio Neves, was deprived today of his mandate as a federal senator and could go to prison for obstruction of justice. USA Denies Visa to Cuban University Students http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13058&SEO=usa-denies-visa-to-cuban-university-students Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Government has reportedly denied visa to a group of Cuban students who scheduled to participate in the finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest at the Association of Computing Machinery. South Africa's Govt. Invests on Youth Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13057&SEO=south-africas-govt.-invests-on-youth-development Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The South African Government has allocated 32 million USD to the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to use it primarily on youth entrepreneurship and the National Youth Service Program, SA News reported. Venezuela's Opposition Was Accused of Promoting an Armed Insurgency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13056&SEO=venezuelas-opposition-was-accused-of-promoting-an-armed-insurgency Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Secretary of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Eduardo Piñate, accused today extremist sectors of the Democratic Unity Roundtable of promoting an armed insurgency in the South American nation. Coup by the Corrupt Crumbles in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13055&SEO=coup-by-the-corrupt-crumbles-in-brazil Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The possibility that President Michel Temer goes to prison for obstructing justice is perceived here today as a clear sign of the collapse of the parliamentary-judicial coup d''état perpetrated by a gang of corrupt politicians against Dilma Rousseff. Mexico Without Funds to Protect Journalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13054&SEO=mexico-without-funds-to-protect-journalists Mexico, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican government did not allocate funds this year to the Mechanism to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, who have been victims of several crimes in 2017, it was reported today. Day of Reflection Prior to Presidential Elections in Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13053&SEO=day-of-reflection-prior-to-presidential-elections-in-iran Tehran, May 18 (Prensa Latina) With a call from their supreme leader to conceive the voting as an act to reinforce unity, peace and security, Iranians are reflecting today about their main problems and aspirations, on the eve of presidential elections. Turkey Asks US to Dismiss Its Official Responsible against IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13052&SEO=turkey-asks-us-to-dismiss-its-official-responsible-against-is Ankara, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey has demanded today the removal of U.S. representative at the Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGurk, for his support to the Kurdish militias established in northern Syria. Demonstration of Support for Venezuela in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13051&SEO=demonstration-of-support-for-venezuela-in-south-africa Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Affiliates of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) as well as the Communist Party, have called for a demonstration of support for Venezuela in Pretoria. Russia Rejects Interference in Venezuela's Internal Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13050&SEO=russia-rejects-interference-in-venezuelas-internal-affairs Moscow, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reiterated today its rejection of foreign interference in Venezuela''s internal affairs and called for a national dialogue in that country with full respect for the Constitution and among all political forces. APEC Forum Addresses Financial Cooperation Priorities in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13049&SEO=apec-forum-addresses-financial-cooperation-priorities-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the APEC Forum analyze today the economic and financial prospects of Asia-Pacific at a meeting in the northern Vietnamese province of Ninh Binh, prior to a ministerial meeting in October. Venezuela Denounces Paramilitary Attacks in Tachira http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13048&SEO=venezuela-denounces-paramilitary-attacks-in-tachira Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) of Venezuela have condemned in a communiqué the attacks on military and police installations by paramilitary groups in the state of Tachira, near the border with Colombia. Terrorists Massacre 30 People in Syrian Region of Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13047&SEO=terrorists-massacre-30-people-in-syrian-region-of-hama Damascus, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Terrorists of the Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arabic, have massacred about 30 people, mostly children and women, in Akareb, in Hama province, military sources confirmed today. Macron Was Urged to Maintain France-Russia Positive Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13046&SEO=macron-was-urged-to-maintain-france-russia-positive-dialogue 18 de mayo de 2017, 08:28Moscow, May 18 (Prensa Latina) French President, Emmanuel Macron, should maintain a positive dialogue with Russia instead of seeking a confrontation, French Prime Minister, Emeric Shoprad, said today. Immigration Arrests Rise 38 Percent in USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13044&SEO=immigration-arrests-rise-38-percent-in-usa 18 de mayo de 2017, 00:22Washington, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Arrests of over 41,000 illegal immigrants by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since late January have jumped 38 percent. Positive Result by Cuba at 2017 Buenos Aires Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13036&SEO=positive-result-by-cuba-at-2017-buenos-aires-book-fair Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The book ''The Golden Age,'' by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, was one of the most sought after books by Argentinian readers that stopped by the stand from the island nation at the Buenos Aires literary fair. Peña Nieto Announces Measures to Protect Journalists and Activists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13033&SEO=pena-nieto-announces-measures-to-protect-journalists-and-activists Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Wednesday measures to protect journalists and human rights defenders in the nation, after the number of murdered journalists, increased to 6 this year. Italian Parliament Approves Law against Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13030&SEO=italian-parliament-approves-law-against-cyber-attack Rome, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Parliament approved a legislation Wednesday to fight all the forms for cyber attack, by 432 votes in favour and only one abstention in the Deputy Chamber, after being analyzed and approved by the Senate in September last year. Venezuela Calls Spain for Stopping Attacks on Diplomatic Offices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13029&SEO=venezuela-calls-spain-for-stopping-attacks-on-diplomatic-offices Madrid, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea, has today demanded the Spanish conservative government to crack down on the unusual step-up of attacks on its diplomatic offices and representatives registered in Spain. Bolivia Changed with Hydrocarbon Nationalization, Says President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13028&SEO=bolivia-changed-with-hydrocarbon-nationalization-says-president La Paz, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales asserted today that nationalizing hydrocarbons had changed for good the situation in Bolivia, putting the benefits of the sector in the interest of the people. Puerto Rican Independence Fighter Oscar Lopez Thanks Cuba Support http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13024&SEO=puerto-rican-independence-fighter-oscar-lopez-thanks-cuba-support Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican independence leader Oscar López Rivera thanked Cuba and his people for all the support given to the campaign for their freedom, definitively achieved today. UN Security Council Holds Venezuela Consultations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13021&SEO=un-security-council-holds-venezuela-consultations United Nations, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council holds today its first closed-door consultations on the situation in Venezuela, a meeting requested by the United States. Cuba Implements Program to Increase Coffee Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13017&SEO=cuba-implements-program-to-increase-coffee-production Guantanamo, Cuba May 17 (Prensa Latina) Coffee production in Cuba is reportedly undergoing progressive growth thanks to the strategies implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI). Russian Writer Awarded for Book on Raúl Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13016&SEO=russian-writer-awarded-for-book-on-raul-castro Moscow, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Retired Lieutenant General and Doctor in Historical Sciences Nikolai Leonov personally received the Reader''s Grand Prize today for his book ''Raúl Castro: A Man in Revolution'' at a ceremony at the Cuban embassy in this country. Cuban Doctors Carry Love, Health to Ecuador Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13015&SEO=cuban-doctors-carry-love-health-to-ecuador-communities Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 17 (Prensa Latina) A program to bring culture and well-being to the most remote communities in Ecuador develops Primary Health Care Technicians (TAPS) and members of the Cuban Medical Mission in that South American country. Cuban Companies Interact in Havana Business Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13014&SEO=cuban-companies-interact-in-havana-business-fair Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The 4th Business Fair in Cuba continues today its exhibition at Expocuba capital fairground, a scenario where Cuban companies participate in identifying potentialities with the country''s economic players. Environmental Contingency Continues in Mexican Valley http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13013&SEO=environmental-contingency-continues-in-mexican-valley Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Environmental Commission of the Megalopolis determined that Phase 1 of Environmental Contingency in the Valley of Mexico will continue, where high levels of pollution persist. Ecuador FM Higlights Government Achievements in Foreign Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13012&SEO=ecuador-fm-higlights-government-achievements-in-foreign-policy Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian foreign minister, Guillaume Long highlighted the policies implemented by the national government in foreign policy that allow the country to show solid advances in relations and exchange with the rest of the world. Fights in the Central African Republic; Mass Grave Found http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13011&SEO=fights-in-the-central-african-republic-mass-grave-found Bangui, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The confessional violence last weekend killed 115 people in the Central African Republic, where humanitarian sources said here today that they have found a mass grave with 34 corpses. Venezuela Celebrates Release of Puerto Rican Fighter Lopez Rivera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13010&SEO=venezuela-celebrates-release-of-puerto-rican-fighter-lopez-rivera Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has celebrated today the definitive release of leader Oscar Lopez Rivera, after 35 years in U.S prison for fighting for the independence in Puerto Rico. Street Pots and Protest in Argentina Due to Food Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13009&SEO=street-pots-and-protest-in-argentina-due-to-food-emergency Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Argentines belonging to the social platform Barrios de Pie are protesting today in this capital and in the so-called Buenos Aires conurbation in protest of the urgent declaration of the food emergency at the national level. Trump Rejects Main Demands of Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13008&SEO=trump-rejects-main-demands-of-turkey Ankara, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The government of Turkey today presented as an achievement the results of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although none of Ankara''s main demands were met. Venezuelan People Support Constituent Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13007&SEO=venezuelan-people-support-constituent-process Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Venezuelans gathered today in Morelos Square, in this capital, to march to the Miraflores Palace (the seat of the government) and express their support for President Nicolas Maduro''s call for a National Constituent Assembly. Forests Cover 31.1 Percent of the Cuban Archipelago http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13006&SEO=forests-cover-31.1-percent-of-the-cuban-archipelago Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached in 2016, 31.1 percent of forest rate 0.5 higher than the previous year) a figure that confirms the trend towards the progressive growth of the area covered by forests registered in the last five years. Mexico Condemns Impunity of Crimes Against Journalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13005&SEO=mexico-condemns-impunity-of-crimes-against-journalists Mexico, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The vast majority of crimes against journalists in Mexico remain unpunished, La Jornada reported today. Cuba for the Control of Patients with Arterial Hypertension http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13004&SEO=cuba-for-the-control-of-patients-with-arterial-hypertension Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health authorities work to control arterial hypertension (AHT), after several years of progress in identifying patients with this disease, which affects almost a third of the population. Oscar López Rivera Thanks the Efforts of the Puerto Rican People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13003&SEO=oscar-lopez-rivera-thanks-the-efforts-of-the-puerto-rican-people San Juan, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Independence leader Oscar López Rivera thanked the Puerto Rican people for all their efforts to gain his freedom, which he enjoys since this morning after 36 years in prison. Nicaraguan Minister Travels to Spain to Boost Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13001&SEO=nicaraguan-minister-travels-to-spain-to-boost-trade Managua, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan minister of Industry and Trade, Orlando Solorzano, is traveling to Spain today in order to boost investments and commercial exchange between the two nations, announced Vice President of the Republic, Rosario Murillo. Colombian Gov't, ELN Resume Peace Talks in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13000&SEO=colombian-govt-eln-resume-peace-talks-in-ecuador Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), another important guerrilla movement in Colombia, are resuming peace talks today in Ecuador to end an armed conflict that has been going on for decades. China, Russia for More Cooperation in Training Sports Talents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12999&SEO=china-russia-for-more-cooperation-in-training-sports-talents Beijing, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Olympic International University of Russia will establish a campus in this capital to increase training of sports talents, noted Boris Titov, co-president of the Committee of Friendship, Peace and Development with China. Angola to Create State's Strategic Food Reserve http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12998&SEO=angola-to-create-states-strategic-food-reserve Luanda, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Angola will create by late June the Strategic Food Reserve of the State, to guarantee the supply of basic foodstuffs before possible eventualities, the media reported today. Trade Unions Pressure Senators against Labor Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12997&SEO=trade-unions-pressure-senators-against-labor-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s most representative trade unions called collective visits to the cabinets of federal senators today to abort the debate on the questioned labor reform and establish a negotiation table. Dozens of Civilians Leave Area Near Syrian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12996&SEO=dozens-of-civilians-leave-area-near-syrian-capital Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of civilians have left Arbin, in East Goutta, where terrorist groups are fighting each other, according to information released today in news media and social networks. Syrian Gov't Approves Projects and Development in Several Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12995&SEO=syrian-govt-approves-projects-and-development-in-several-sectors Damascus, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a budget of four million 600 thousand dollars to support service and development projects in various sectors in the provinces of Sweida, Latakia, and Damascus. APEC Officials Meet in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12994&SEO=apec-officials-meet-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the 21 territories making up the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) have met here today, to discuss the progress made in implementing the Lima Declaration on the Asia-Pacific Free Trade Area, among other issues. UN WFP Receives Chinese Help for Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12991&SEO=un-wfp-receives-chinese-help-for-refugees Nairobi, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives in Kenya for the UN World Food Program (WFP) received 5 million dollars from the government of China to help 420,000 African refugees in camps at the north of Kenya. European Deputies Demand to Get Food Waste under Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12989&SEO=european-deputies-demand-to-get-food-waste-under-control Brussels, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Europeans throw around 173 kilograms of food to the trash can every year, regional parliament deputies said and demanded that the European Union (EU) put a stop to food waste and explicitly authorize donations. UN Recognizes Colombian Government and FARC-EP Pledge to Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12986&SEO=un-recognizes-colombian-government-and-farc-ep-pledge-to-peace United Nations, May 16, (Prensa Latina)The UN Security Council has today acknowledged Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) pledge to peace, following an official visit to the South American nation to assess their compliance with the agreement aimed at stopping the internal conflict. Muslim Summit with Trump will Be Historic, Says Saudi King http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12982&SEO=muslim-summit-with-trump-will-be-historic-says-saudi-king Riyadh, May 16 (Prensa Latina) King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz, said today that the meeting that US President Donald Trump will hold here with leaders of around 30 Arab and Islamic countries will be successful in increasing cooperation. Quality, Main Concern for Cuban Hotels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12981&SEO=quality-main-concern-for-cuban-hotels Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities showed the quality of their investments and services, during the 2nd and last day of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Conferences (SAHIC). Unesco Director Condemns Assassination of Mexican Journalist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12980&SEO=unesco-director-condemns-assassination-of-mexican-journalist Paris, May 16 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO General Director Irina Bokova condemned the murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez and reminded the need to promote a greater protection for journalists in the world. Eusebio Leal Highlights Havana's Features in Tourism Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12976&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-havanas-features-in-tourism-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Historian of Havana city Eusebio Leal Spengler described today this city as ''a state of mind'' in his speech at the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (Sahic), attended by 200 experts from 20 countries. Ecuador's Soon-to-be President to Rule from Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12975&SEO=ecuadors-soon-to-be-president-to-rule-from-dialogue Quito, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorean President-elect Lenin Moreno, when receiving his credentials from the National Electoral Council (CNE), said that he considered himself as the president of all and will be the president of the dialogue. Eusebio Leal Highlights Qualities of Havana in Tourist Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12972&SEO=eusebio-leal-highlights-qualities-of-havana-in-tourist-forum Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Havana Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler regarded the city of Havana positively, in an appearance in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), before 200 experts from 20 countries. US-led Coalition Air Strike in Syria Kills Over 50 People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12970&SEO=us-led-coalition-air-strike-in-syria-kills-over-50-people Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has today denounced the US-led coalition air strike killing over 50 people in the regions of the provinces of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. Rafael Correa Welcomes Colombian Peace Teams, ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12969&SEO=rafael-correa-welcomes-colombian-peace-teams-eln Quito, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa welcomed today the leaders of the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) team involved in negotiations for a peace agreement in the South American country. Bullying Affects Heart Health of the Victim and the Agressor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12968&SEO=bullying-affects-heart-health-of-the-victim-and-the-agressor Washington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Psycho-social and heart problems might arise as consequence of school harassment or ''bullying'', since it affects both the victim and his or her aggressor, a study published at a specialized magazine points out. Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue Cases Increase in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12967&SEO=zika-chikungunya-dengue-cases-increase-in-costa-rica Sam Jose, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Data from the Health Ministry in Costa Rica today reveal a total of 152 confirmed cases of zika in the first 16 weeks of 2017, while notifying 759 people likely to carry that dangerous arbovirus. Turkish Police Finds 553 Byzantine Coins in a Taxi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12965&SEO=turkish-police-finds-553-byzantine-coins-in-a-taxi Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The police in this city seized 553 very antique coins that were found in a plastic bag inside a local taxi, reported Dogan agency. Turkish Authorities On Terror Alert To Protect Russian Ships http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12964&SEO=turkish-authorities-on-terror-alert-to-protect-russian-ships Istanbul, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities stepped up security measures in this city in the face of a possible terror attack against Russian warships as they passage through the Bosphorus Strait, according to reports of the Habertürk channel today. Cuba Competes in Guadeloupe with Six Athletes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12963&SEO=cuba-competes-in-guadeloupe-with-six-athletes Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will participate tomorrow with six athletes in the 13th edition of the international meeting of Guadalupe, which is part of the circuit of seven meetings organized by the French Federation of the discipline, it was reported today. Mapping The Magnetic Bridge Between Our Nearest Galactic Neighbours http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12962&SEO=mapping-the-magnetic-bridge-between-our-nearest-galactic-neighbours Canberra, May 16 (Prensa Latina) For the first time, astronomers have detected a magnetic field associated with the Magellanic Bridge, the filament of gas stretching 75 thousand light-years between the Milky Way Galaxy''s nearest galactic neighbours: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC, respectively). Syria Denies US Accusations on Crematorium http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12961&SEO=syria-denies-us-accusations-on-crematorium Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Syria called the United States'' recent accusations of a crematorium in Sednaya prison as unfounded and untruthful, according to the foreign ministry statements released today. The Caiman and the Crocodile; Timor Leste and Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12960&SEO=the-caiman-and-the-crocodile-timor-leste-and-cuba Por Loro Horta*Havana, (Prensa Latina) The map of Timor Leste has the shape of a crocodile, while the map of Cuba has the shape of a Cayman. Both countries fought long and hard for their independence and continue to fight against neo colonial tendencies. They share the Catholic faith and a common Iberian legacy. 37 Million Pieces of Plastic Found on Henderson Island in Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12958&SEO=37-million-pieces-of-plastic-found-on-henderson-island-in-pacific Washington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A remote and uninhabited South Pacific island has become a plastic wasteland with one of the world''s highest collection of debris, Australian researchers have found according to PNAS magazine. Pension Reduction to Affect 18,000 Puerto Rican Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12957&SEO=pension-reduction-to-affect-18000-puerto-rican-workers San Juan, May 16 (Prensa Latina) A pension reduction by the fiscal control board will affect 18,000 employees of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), union leader Ángel Figueroa Jaramillo confirmed today. Uruguay Reveals Evidences of CIA Participation in Espionage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12956&SEO=uruguay-reveals-evidences-of-cia-participation-in-espionage Montevideo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Investigation Commission created in Uruguay to investigate espionage during the democratic period, Gerardo Núñez, revealed that there are indications of CIA participation in those events, which were extended until 2004. Syria Categorically Denies US Allegations over Prison Crematory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12955&SEO=syria-categorically-denies-us-allegations-over-prison-crematory Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has categorically denied US administration''s allegations that the Syrian government is using a crematory to hide mass murders at Seidnaya prison. Possible Annulment of Temer's Presidency to Go to Court Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12954&SEO=possible-annulment-of-temers-presidency-to-go-to-court-next-week Brasilia, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The possible annulment of the winning pair in the 2014 elections, made up of former President Dilma Rousseff and incumbent President Michel Temer, will be submitted again to the Supreme Electoral Court (SEC) next week. Iraqi Forces Break into the Last Terrorist Stronghold in Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12953&SEO=iraqi-forces-break-into-the-last-terrorist-stronghold-in-mosul Baghdad, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi government forces stormed today Al-Najjar district, the last connecting with the besieged Old City of Mosul, where they claim to have reconquered almost 90 percent of the west of that town. Turkey Blames Germany for Damaging Bilateral Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12952&SEO=turkey-blames-germany-for-damaging-bilateral-ties Ankara, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, has accused Germany today of damaging relations between the two countries by granting asylum to suspected collaborators with the July 2016 coup attempt. More than a Hundred Journalists Murdered in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12951&SEO=more-than-a-hundred-journalists-murdered-in-mexico Mexico, May 16 (Prensa Latina) From 2000 up to date 126 journalists have been murdered in Mexico, according to an update of the National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH). Venezuela Investigates Damages by Trinidad Oil Spill http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12950&SEO=venezuela-investigates-damages-by-trinidad-oil-spill Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Public Ministry of Venezuela reported today that it is assessing environmental damage on the country''s eastern coasts following Petrotrin''s oil spill at Pointe-a-Pierre refinery in Trinidad & Tobago. US Entrepreneurs Interested in Cuban Hotel Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12949&SEO=us-entrepreneurs-interested-in-cuban-hotel-business Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) US businesspersons visiting Havana expressed interest in Cuban tourism, particularly in hotels, during the meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC). Cuba Promotes in China Mining Investment Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12948&SEO=cuba-promotes-in-china-mining-investment-opportunities Beijing, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban executives are promoting here today mining business opportunities, in order to attract Chinese investment as a way to optimize this industry and expand economic development. China Donates 34 Million Dollars in Humanitarian Aid to Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12946&SEO=china-donates-34-million-dollars-in-humanitarian-aid-to-syria Damascus, May 16 (Prensa Latina) China has donated 30 million dollars to Syria for humanitarian projects and food worth four million dollars, it was officially announced today in Damascus. Venezuela Wants to Keep Peace, Says Bolivarian Mayor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12944&SEO=venezuela-wants-to-keep-peace-says-bolivarian-mayor Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The true victory of the Bolivarian Revolution lies in keeping peace, said the mayor of the Caracas municipality of Libertadores, Jorge Rodriguez, on his program ''Politica en el Divan (Politics on the Couch), broadcast by Venezolana de Television on Monday night. Experts Make In-Depth Analysis of Cuba's Tourist Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12945&SEO=experts-make-in-depth-analysis-of-cubas-tourist-potential Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Experts in hotel business from all over the world are making an in-depth analysis of Cuba''s prospects in tourism, as part of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC), which will close here today. Vietnam, China Strengthen Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12943&SEO=vietnam-china-strengthen-relations Hanoi, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Vietnam and China, are broader today following the visit of President Tran Dai Quang to the neighboring country, where he also attended the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. UN Agency Attends Trade Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12942&SEO=un-agency-attends-trade-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will present its considerations today in Cuba on consumers'' protection during a forum attended by almost 600 domestic and foreign experts. Angolan Defense Minister Visits USA, Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12941&SEO=angolan-defense-minister-visits-usa-cuba Luanda, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s Defense Minister, Joao Lourenzo, is beginning today a visit to the United States, as part of a tour that also includes Cuba, an official statement said. UN Expects an In-Depth Inter-Syrian Meeting in Geneva http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12936&SEO=un-expects-an-in-depth-inter-syrian-meeting-in-geneva United Nations, May 16 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan Mistura said he expected that the new round of indirect talks between the Government and the opposition, the beginning of which was scheduled for today in Geneva, was more in-depth. UNESCO Starts Meeting on Cultural Assets Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12933&SEO=unesco-starts-meeting-on-cultural-assets-trafficking Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The fourth Meeting of State Parties to the 1970 Convention on Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property began today at the UNESCO headquarters in this capital, an issue that is cause for concern in the world. New Anti-Uber Outcry by Panamanian Cab Drivers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12930&SEO=new-anti-uber-outcry-by-panamanian-cab-drivers 15 de mayo de 2017, 17:12Panama, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Despite Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela´s warning on taking away plates and operating permits for blocking the road service up, a number of tourist cab drivers staged today an anti-Uber outcry. UN Concerned about Dimensions of Sexual Violence in Conflicts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12927&SEO=un-concerned-about-dimensions-of-sexual-violence-in-conflicts United Nations, May 15 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Adviser on Genocide Adama Dieng expressed concern in the Security Council today about the new dimensions of sexual violence in conflict zones. International Hotel Managers with Eyes on Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12924&SEO=international-hotel-managers-with-eyes-on-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Important hotel managers are currently in this capital, participating in the chapter Cuba in the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC), with the Melia Cohiba Hotel as venue. Mexico is the Most Affected in Latin America by Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12922&SEO=mexico-is-the-most-affected-in-latin-america-by-cyber-attack Mexico, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is the most affected country in Latin America and the fifth globally, after Russia, Ukraine, China and India by the worldwide cyberattack, said an expert. Cuba is Set to Meteoro Exercise Against Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12921&SEO=cuba-is-set-to-meteoro-exercise-against-disasters Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Preparing for the 31st edition of the Meteoro-2017 exercise has today started off on the Cuban capital with the attendance of the Major General Ramon Pardo Guerra, head of the National Staff for Civil Defense (NSCD). Putin against Expansion of Club of Nuclear Powers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12917&SEO=putin-against-expansion-of-club-of-nuclear-powers Moscow, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed today his opposition to any attempt to expand the club of countries with nuclear weapons and called for a solution to the dispute about Pyongyang through dialogue. Challenges, Prospects of Sustainable Trade Under Discussion in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12916&SEO=challenges-prospects-of-sustainable-trade-under-discussion-in-cuba Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The 1st Convention of Commerce Cuba 2017 kicked off today at Havana Convention Center with the theme ''Challenges and Prospects of Sustainable Trade.'' Second Case of Ebola Confirmed in Congo Says WHO http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12915&SEO=second-case-of-ebola-confirmed-in-congo-says-who Geneva,May 15 (Prensa Latina)A second case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Cuba Attending Meeting in Argentina on Illicit Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12914&SEO=cuba-attending-meeting-in-argentina-on-illicit-drugs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is attending here the Annual Meeting of the Cooperation Program of the European Union and Latin America on Drug Policies (Copolad, in Spanish) in which strategies and tools to fight trafficking are discussed. China Concludes Silk Forum with Development Consensus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12913&SEO=china-concludes-silk-forum-with-development-consensus Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s first international Belt and Road Initiative Forum has concluded here with a consensus on the issue. Asian Countries Suffering from WannaCry Virus Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12911&SEO=asian-countries-suffering-from-wannacry-virus-cyber-attack Hanoi, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Asian governments and businesses continued Monday to be disrupted by the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack that erupted Friday, according to media reports from China, Japan, South Korea, Viet Nam and India. Colombian Congress Begins Key Phase to Deal with Peace Laws http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12910&SEO=colombian-congress-begins-key-phase-to-deal-with-peace-laws Bogota, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government is beginning as of today an offensive in the Congress to use the last month of the fast track to process the so-called peace laws. Chinese Authorities Call to Take Measures After Global Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12909&SEO=chinese-authorities-call-to-take-measures-after-global-cyber-attack Beijing, May 15 (Prensa Latina) China''s Cyberspace Administration on Monday urged people to install and update their computer security programs to prevent being damaged by the world cyber-attack with the virus WannaCry. Syrian Army Advances over ISIS in Deir Ezzor; Thwarts Attack in Hama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12908&SEO=syrian-army-advances-over-isis-in-deir-ezzor-thwarts-attack-in-hama Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s Armed Forces have reportedly advanced over ISIS in the northern city of Deir Ezzor, killing and wounding dozens of terrorists and destroying their fortifications and weaponry, while thwarting attacks in central Hama. Key Phase to Submit Peace Laws in Colombian Congress Starts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12907&SEO=key-phase-to-submit-peace-laws-in-colombian-congress-starts Bogota, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Today, the Colombian government will start an offensive in Congress to take advantage of the last month of the fast track used to submit the so-called peace laws. Venezuelan Extreme Right Opposition Insists in Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12906&SEO=venezuelan-extreme-right-opposition-insists-in-coup Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Extreme right-wing groups of Venezuela''s opposition will insist today on their coup plans against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. More Than 300,000 Families Live in Villas in Buenos Aires Suburbs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12905&SEO=more-than-300000-families-live-in-villas-in-buenos-aires-suburbs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A new report by the non-governmental organization Techo has shown that about 336,000 families are living in informal settlements and other 900 villas in the Buenos Aires suburbs. Argentina Hosts CELAC-EU Meeting on Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12904&SEO=argentina-hosts-celac-eu-meeting-on-drugs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Argentina hosts as of today two world conferences on drugs, including the 19th High Level Meeting of the Coordination Mechanism and cooperation between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, in Spanish) and the European Union. Angola's Reinforcing Defense Links with the USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12903&SEO=angolas-reinforcing-defense-links-with-the-usa Luanda, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s Defense Minister, Joao Lourenzo, starts Tuesday a three-day visit to the United States with the aim of broadening cooperation on this field, according to a Government''s press release. Human-Trafficking Mafia Network Dismantled in Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12901&SEO=human-trafficking-mafia-network-dismantled-in-italy Rome, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Italian police arrested 68 people on Monday during a raid to dismantle a human-trafficking mafia network that controlled the provisional shelter for immigrants on the island of Capo Rizzuto, official sources reported. South African Taking Precautions after Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12900&SEO=south-african-taking-precautions-after-cyber-attack Pretoria, May 15 (Prensa Latina) South African authorities have warned Internet users not to open any unknown emails and to urgently update their security software as a global cyber ransom attack spread on Friday. About 150,000 Mexicans to Visit Cuba This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12899&SEO=about-150000-mexicans-to-visit-cuba-this-year Mexico, May 15 (Prensa Latina) About 150,000 Mexicans will vacation in Cuban tourist destinations thies year, Xiomara Martinez, tourism counselor at the Cuban Embassy to Mexico, said. France Warns about Future Replicas of Massive Cyber-Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12898&SEO=france-warns-about-future-replicas-of-massive-cyber-attack Paris, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The massive cyber-attack on more than 100 countries might happen again in the next few days and weeks, the director of France''s National Agency for Informatics System Security (ANSII), Guillaume Poupart, warned on Monday. Ankara Prohibits German Lawmakers from Visiting Troops in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12897&SEO=ankara-prohibits-german-lawmakers-from-visiting-troops-in-turkey Berlin, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government prohibited several German lawmakers from visiting the German soldiers stationed in the air base of Incirlik. Cuba Hosts Relevant Hoteliers Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12896&SEO=cuba-hosts-relevant-hoteliers-meeting Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A two-day meeting of the Latin American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conferences (SAHIC) opens today at Melia Cohiba Hotel in Havana, with the eyes set on the island''s growing tourism. Terrorists Destroy Syrian Archaeological Site in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12895&SEO=terrorists-destroy-syrian-archaeological-site-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Members of the terrorist organization Islamic State, Daesh by its acronym in Arabic, have reportedly destroyed historical archaeological sites near the city of Abukamar in the northern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. Europol Reports More than 200,000 Affected by Cyber Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12893&SEO=europol-reports-more-than-200000-affected-by-cyber-attack The Hague, Holland, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Director Rob Wainwright announced that today the recent cyber attack on a global scale has affected about 200,000 people in more than 150 countries. Justice will Veto Lula as Candidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12891&SEO=justice-will-veto-lula-as-candidate Brasilia, May 15 (Prensa Latina) If the United States decides that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can not run for the 2018 elections, it is obvious that Brazilian Justice will prevent his candidacy from happening again, renowned jurist Fabio Konder Comparato stated. More than 2,000 Bolivians Treated in Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12888&SEO=more-than-2000-bolivians-treated-in-health-fair Cochabamba, Bolivia, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban doctors from 30 specialties treated more than two thousand Bolivians during the first day of the Health Fair that ends today in the Valle Hermoso Comprehensive Community Hospital in this city. Colombian Plan Increases to Replace Coca Plantations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12887&SEO=colombian-plan-increases-to-replace-coca-plantations Bogota, May 14 (Prensa Latina) With the inclusion of Guaviare farmers, the Colombian program aimed at replacing illicit crops with other plantations is nowadays covering three departments of the nation, an initiative promoted by the Colombian Government and FARC-EP. China Opens Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12883&SEO=china-opens-belt-and-road-forum-for-international-cooperation Beijing, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping opened today the Belt and Road Forum for the International Cooperation and called for unity to reach economic growth and balanced development of all nations. Venezuelan Analyst Reveals Opponents' Complicity with Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12882&SEO=venezuelan-analyst-reveals-opponents-complicity-with-violence Caracas, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan opposition groups still remain in complicity with the progress of vandalism and armed actions, as said by analyst Eleazar Diaz Rangel. Terrorists Admit Lies on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12881&SEO=terrorists-admit-lies-on-use-of-chemical-weapons-in-syria Damascus, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian television broadcasted two terrorists´ confessions accepting their participation in media set-ups on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, as reported by the local today. Syria Moves Towards Reconciliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12875&SEO=syria-moves-towards-reconciliation Havana, May 13 (Prensa Latina) With four detente zones, the successful advances of the Army and the consequent implementation of a policy of national reconciliation, Syria is moving towards defeating terrorism and reducing an imposed war. Venezuelan Journalist Earle Herrera Thanks Cuban for Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12874&SEO=venezuelan-journalist-earle-herrera-thanks-cuban-for-award Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Felix Elmuza Medal, bestowed by the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), although it is the smallest one, it is the most important decoration I have received in my life, the Venezuelan journalist Earle Herrera said. Chilean Foreign Minister Highlights 21st-Century Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12867&SEO=chilean-foreign-minister-highlights-21st-century-silk-road Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz stressed on Saturday that his country is projecting towards the future with its participation in the International Conference on Cooperaton of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held on Sunday and Monday in this capital. Venezuelan President Ratifies Elections in the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12864&SEO=venezuelan-president-ratifies-elections-in-the-country Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro confirmed that elections will take place in the country in 2018. Cuba Introduces Bioelectrical Plants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12858&SEO=cuba-introduces-bioelectrical-plants Por Roberto SolomonHavana, (Prensa Latina) Bioelectrical plants -among the main sources to take advantage of the energy potential of sugarcane biomass- are today the elite program of this industry worldwide. Deputies Demand Answer from Spain after Attack on Embassy Building http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12855&SEO=deputies-demand-answer-from-spain-after-attack-on-embassy-building 12 de mayo de 2017, 17:53Madrid, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Deputies from several Venezuelan political parties demanded today the appearance in the Spanish Parliament of Mariano Rajoy''s Government delegate to Madrid after the attack against a premise of the Venezuelan embassy in this capital. US and Cuban Religious People Hold Fruitful Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12854&SEO=us-and-cuban-religious-people-hold-fruitful-meeting 12 de mayo de 2017, 16:14New York, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The minister of the Baptist Church in the North of Syracuse, George Miller, said today in this capital that the visit to this city by Cuban religious people had been fruitful. Angola Calls on Congolese Political Forces to End All Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12852&SEO=angola-calls-on-congolese-political-forces-to-end-all-violence Luanda, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Angola has called all forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to cease today all violence, acts of extremism and political intolerance that have caused that thousands of it citizens have fled to this country. Bach in Angola Dreams of Africa Organizing Olympics Some Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12851&SEO=bach-in-angola-dreams-of-africa-organizing-olympics-some-day Luanda, 12 May (Prensa Latina) President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), German Thomas Bach, is begining his official one-day agenda in Angola with the dream of seeing an African country as an organizer of the Olympics. Vietnam Announces Initiative to Cooperate with Peru, Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12850&SEO=vietnam-announces-initiative-to-cooperate-with-peru-uruguay Hanoi, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has proposed to strengthen cooperation with Peru and Uruguay for which Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, approved the establishment of two subcommittees, according to reports today. Children's Rights Violated in Venezuela Opposition Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12849&SEO=childrens-rights-violated-in-venezuela-opposition-protests Caracas, May 12 (Prensa Latina) About 100 individual and collective complaints about violation of fundamental rights of minors used by the Venezuelan right opposition in vandalism and terrorist actions were presented to court by the Children and Teenagers Foundation. Cuba Issues Postal Stamp Against Homophobia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12848&SEO=cuba-issues-postal-stamp-against-homophobia Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) As part of the 10th Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia, social activists and representatives of national institutions issued an allegorical postal stamp to fight for the full development of all people. China, Russia, Turkey to Hold Trilateral Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12847&SEO=china-russia-turkey-to-hold-trilateral-summit Ankara, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Presidents of Turkey, Russia, and China will hold a trilateral meeting this weekend in Beijing, where they will discuss the progress of the Astana peace talks to resolve the Syrian crisis, Hürriyet Turkish daily reported. FAO Adopts New Guidelines for Tackling Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12846&SEO=fao-adopts-new-guidelines-for-tackling-climate-change Rome, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced new guidelines aimed at supporting countries in meeting their commitments to tackle climate change. Palestinian Leader Warns of US Interference in the Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12845&SEO=palestinian-leader-warns-of-us-interference-in-the-middle-east Damascus, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), Nayef Hawatmeh, warned today of US interference in the Middle East in an interview with Prensa Latina. Hezbollah Announces Military Withdrawal from Lebanese-Syrian Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12844&SEO=hezbollah-announces-military-withdrawal-from-lebanese-syrian-border Beirut, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Hezbollah movement has announced that as of today the Lebanese State is responsible for security along its border with Syria after the Shiite movement considered its mission there fulfilled and began withdrawing from its military positions in that important area. Airbus Tests Its Largest Capacity Plane http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12843&SEO=airbus-tests-its-largest-capacity-plane Paris, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Airbus Aerospace Construction Company has announced today in France that its largest-capacity A350-1000 aircraft, has mde its first long-haul flight with passengers, as part of the test phase. Russia Confirms US Spy Jet Intercepted over Black Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12842&SEO=russia-confirms-us-spy-jet-intercepted-over-black-sea Moscow, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia''s Defense Ministry (MINDEF) has confirmed today that a U.S. spy plane P8A Poseidon was intercepted over the Black Sea by a Russian SU-30 fighter jet, of the air defense forces on duty in the Southern military district. Havana Will Host Colloquium on Caribbean Cultural Diversity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12840&SEO=havana-will-host-colloquium-on-caribbean-cultural-diversity Havana, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban capital will host the 4th International Colloquium on Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean from May 22 to 26. Participants will talk about memories and border conflicts. Lebanon and Cuba Review Promising Moment in Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12839&SEO=lebanon-and-cuba-review-promising-moment-in-bilateral-relations Por Ulises CanalesBeirut, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Cuban First Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina reviewed here the state of bilateral relations in several fields. OPEC Predicts Increase of Supply to Non-Member Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12835&SEO=opec-predicts-increase-of-supply-to-non-member-countries Vienna, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) predicted today an increase in the supplies by crude oil producers to countries that are not members of the group during the current year. UN Confirms Resumption of Syrian Talks for May 16th http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12834&SEO=un-confirms-resumption-of-syrian-talks-for-may-16th United Nations, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, confirmed that the Syrian Government and the opposition representatives will return to Geneva for peace talks on May 16th. Only 10 Percent of Western Mosul Controlled by IS Extremists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12832&SEO=only-10-percent-of-western-mosul-controlled-by-is-extremists Baghdad, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State (IS) is barely controlling 10 percent of western Mosul due to the advance of governmental forces, said Iraqi military sources today that also reported a terrorist attack in the capital city. Colombian Program to Replace Coca Plantations Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12830&SEO=colombian-program-to-replace-coca-plantations-begins Bogota, May 11 (Prensa Latina) In order to eradicate gradually the coca economy in Colombia, a national program began today, aimed at replacing the illegal crops with other plantations, with the cooperation of countryside workers and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Syrian President Says Terrorism is a West´s New Instrument http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12829&SEO=syrian-president-says-terrorism-is-a-westas-new-instrument Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Terrorism is an instrument at the service of Western powers, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Belarusian television broadcasted today in Damascus. Thousands in Salvador for Dismissal of Judges that Favor Right-Wing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12826&SEO=thousands-in-salvador-for-dismissal-of-judges-that-favor-right-wing San Salvador, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Salvadorans asked today the dismissal of four judges from the Constitutional Chamber, who increased their attacks on all social initiatives promoted by President Salvador Sanchez Ceren. EU Reasserts Support to Saharaui Self Determination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12825&SEO=eu-reasserts-support-to-saharaui-self-determination Brussels, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) reasserted its support to the efforts by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to reach a solution permitting ''the self-determination of the people of the Western Sahara.'' Debates in Cuba on Challenges of the Latin American Left http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12823&SEO=debates-in-cuba-on-challenges-of-the-latin-american-left Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The challenges of the left in Latin America and the Caribbean when facing the oligarchies and imperialism was the issue to debate today by Cuban researchers focused on articulating the work of the academy in this regional context. Colombian Guerrillas Reiterate in Havana Willingness to Reach Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12822&SEO=colombian-guerrillas-reiterate-in-havana-willingness-to-reach-peace Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) reiterated today their willingness to boost the peace process with the Government of Juan Manuel Santos. Mexico: Activist for Disappeared People Murdered http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12821&SEO=mexico-activist-for-disappeared-people-murdered Mexico, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Miriam Elizabeth Rodriguez, an activist for the cause of thousands of Disappeared people in Mexico, was murdered by an armed group in Tamaulipas (north) as reported here Thursday. Venezuela Condemns US official's Statement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12818&SEO=venezuela-condemns-us-officials-statement Caracas, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government repudiated today a statement by the acting assistant of secretary in the in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States, Francisco L. Palmieri, considering them it disrespectful and interfering. South Korea to Send Team to China to Talk on US Shield http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12817&SEO=south-korea-to-send-team-to-china-to-talk-on-us-shield Seoul, May 11 (Prensa Latina) South Korea''s President-elect, Moon Jae-in, will send a team of experts to China to talk on the US antimissile shield THAAD, whose deployment here he promised to analyze, in case he won the presidential elections. Syrian Army Carrying Out Offensive against ISIS in Deir Ezzor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12815&SEO=syrian-army-carrying-out-offensive-against-isis-in-deir-ezzor Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army with air support from the Syrian and Russian aviation has intensified its offensive in the north eastern province of Deir Ezzor. Another 5,500 Nigerians To Be Deported From Libya, Mali http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12812&SEO=another-5500-nigerians-to-be-deported-from-libya-mali Abuja, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director General the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, today disclosed that over 5,500 Nigerians were expected to be deported from Libya and Mali. Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth Possibly Found in Australian Rocks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12811&SEO=oldest-evidence-of-life-on-earth-possibly-found-in-australian-rocks Sydney, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ancient rocks found in a remote stretch of Western Australia may contain the world''s oldest known evidence of life on land, a new study finds. Chile Promotes Rapprochement With Indonesia, ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12810&SEO=chile-promotes-rapprochement-with-indonesia-asean Jakarta, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile expects to increase relations with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from the state visit of president Michelle Bachelet. Bahamian Ruling Party Accepts Defeat in General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12809&SEO=bahamian-ruling-party-accepts-defeat-in-general-elections Nassau, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) accepted today his defeat in the elections held on this island that is part of the Commonwealth of Nations. Nearly Pristine Ankylosaur Fossil Found in Montana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12808&SEO=nearly-pristine-ankylosaur-fossil-found-in-montana Washington,May 11 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have discovered a new species of horned, club-tailed dinosaur with a spooky resemblance to the monstrous demigod Zuul, one of the villains of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. Frequent Flyers Beware: Radiation Risk May Be On The Rise http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12807&SEO=frequent-flyers-beware-radiation-risk-may-be-on-the-rise Washington,May 11(Prensa Latina) A heads-up for commercial air crews and other frequent fliers: The risk of exposure to radiation particles screaming Earthward from space may increase a bit in the next few years as the activity of our sun decreases, says a Colorado University Boulder professor. Kazakhstan Shows Solidarity with Cuba and Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12806&SEO=kazakhstan-shows-solidarity-with-cuba-and-fidel Astana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) An emotional action of solidarity with Cuba and its historic leader, Fidel Castro Ruz, took place today in the Assembly Hall of the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Grand Mufti of Syria Calls for Joining Efforts Against Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12805&SEO=grand-mufti-of-syria-calls-for-joining-efforts-against-terrorism Damascus, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Grand Mufti of the Syrian Republic, Ahmad Badreddine Hassoun, called for joining efforts to confront the terrorist threat and its sponsors, during a meeting with a Tunisian delegation, media reports said today in Damascus. Marcelino Joins Valencia as New Manager http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12804&SEO=marcelino-joins-valencia-as-new-manager Valencia,Spain,May 11 (Prensa Latina) Former Villarreal Coach Marcelino joins Valencia as new manager of the club. China-Africa Trade Grew in the First Quarter of 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12803&SEO=china-africa-trade-grew-in-the-first-quarter-of-2017 Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Trade volume between China and African countries reportedly rose by 16.8 percent from year to year in the first quarter of this year reaching the 38.88 billion dollars. Hematologists Bet on Early Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12802&SEO=hematologists-bet-on-early-diagnosis-of-multiple-myeloma Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The hematology institutes from Latin America and the world are betting on early diagnosis of multiple myeloma (a cancer of plasma cells), Argentine specialist, Maria Florencia Delgado, said. Russia Rejects Rumors on Exchanges for Resignation of FBI Chief http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12801&SEO=russia-rejects-rumors-on-exchanges-for-resignation-of-fbi-chief Moscow, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Russia rejected today Western press reports of an alleged dismissal of its ambassador in Washington, Serguei Kisliak, in exchange for the dismissal of the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey. Threats Against Colombian Judges Involved in Pardons and Amnesties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12800&SEO=threats-against-colombian-judges-involved-in-pardons-and-amnesties Bogota, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Officials, social leaders and judges involved in pardons and amnesties for the FARC-EP guerrillas have been targets of threats, the Colombian prosecutor''s office that has begun an investigation into the case has confirmed today. China, Vietnam to Boost Bilateral Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12799&SEO=china-vietnam-to-boost-bilateral-relations Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping and his Vietnamese counterpart, Tran Dai Quang, visiting this country today, reviewed bilateral relations and issues of common interest. Students Without Classes Due to Teacher Strike in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12798&SEO=students-without-classes-due-to-teacher-strike-in-colombia Bogotá, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than eight million students will be left without classes due to the 350,000 teachers'' strike, announced by the Colombian Federation of Education Workers (FECODE) throughout the country. UN Secretary General Calls to Avoid Humanitarian Tragedy in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12797&SEO=un-secretary-general-calls-to-avoid-humanitarian-tragedy-in-somalia London, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres called on today here to avoid humanitarian tragedy in Somalia, where million of people need urgent assistance. Bolivia's Productive Development Bank to Finance Employment Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12796&SEO=bolivias-productive-development-bank-to-finance-employment-plan La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister, Luis Arce, has informed that the country''s Productive Development Bank (BDP) and the external loans are ready today to finance the employment plan presented by President, Evo Morales. Serbia Will Respond Appropriately to Plans of a Greater Albania http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12795&SEO=serbia-will-respond-appropriately-to-plans-of-a-greater-albania Belgrade, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Serbia will participate in the quarterly session of the UN Security Council on Kosovo and Metohija, with an appropriate response to plans to create Greater Albania, expressed Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic. Cuban Intellectuals Analyze Cultural Policy Implementation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12794&SEO=cuban-intellectuals-analyze-cultural-policy-implementation Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The National Council of Cuban intellectuals analyzed challenges the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) has ahead and the implementation of the island''s cultural policy, Granma newspaper reports today. Bolivia Begins Construction of New Cableway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12793&SEO=bolivia-begins-construction-of-new-cableway La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cable Transportation company Bolivia''s Cableway reportedly began laying a new orange line that will join the Main Station with Villarroel Square of this city. Cuba Further Ease Housing Regulations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12791&SEO=cuba-further-ease-housing-regulations Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) New legal changes on housing legislation in Cuba are taking effect today to favor the granting of subsidies to the most vulnerable ones and self-employed construction. The agreement 8093 of the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers updates the provisions on housing, in which the Ministries of Construction (MICONS), Justice, Labor and Social Security, Finance and Prices and the Institute of Physical Planning are directly involved. Ecuador Boosts Manufacture of Electric Buses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12790&SEO=ecuador-boosts-manufacture-of-electric-buses Quito, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has taken a new step today in its intention to boost the use of electric vehicles, after signing an agreement with Chinese BYD Co. to establish a bus production plant with this technology. Italians Protests against G-7 Financial Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12789&SEO=italians-protests-against-g-7-financial-summit Rome, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Protests against the G-7 financial summit in the Italian region of Apulia, some 480 kilometers southwest of Rome, begin today in Bari with diverse actions. 29 World Leaders to Attend China's Belt and Road Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12788&SEO=29-world-leaders-to-attend-chinas-belt-and-road-forum Beijing, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Some 29 Heads of State and Government and other high-ranking officials are attending the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China, announced today Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang. Vietnam's President Leaves for China Visit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12787&SEO=vietnams-president-leaves-for-china-visit Hanoi, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s President Tran Dai Quang traveled to China today, where he will pay an official visit and attend the First Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation until next Monday. OAS General Assembly Changes Venue in Mexico due to 'Logistics' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12774&SEO=oas-general-assembly-changes-venue-in-mexico-due-to-logistics Mexico, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), to be held from June 19th to 21st, will be hosted by Cancun city due to ''logistics'', said sources here today. WHO Backs Investigation in Liberia after Mysterious Deaths http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12768&SEO=who-backs-investigation-in-liberia-after-mysterious-deaths United Nations, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) noted today that it supports epidemiological and laboratory investigations in Liberia to identify the microorganism responsible for an outbreak causing mysterious deaths. Dominican Economic Growth without Favoring People Deplored http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12767&SEO=dominican-economic-growth-without-favoring-people-deplored Santo Domingo, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The data on economic growth reported yesterday by the Dominican Republic''s Central Bank (BC) were questioned today by the Committee for the Defense of Neighborhood Rights (COPADEBA). Brazil´s Former President Lula Squares off with Judge Moro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12765&SEO=brazilas-former-president-lula-squares-off-with-judge-moro Brasilia, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Brazil´s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived at about 1:45 pm (local time) at the besieged Federal Justice headquarters in Curitiba, in order to testify to Judge Sergio Moro. Macri Describes as Unfortunate the Application of Law 2x1 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12764&SEO=macri-describes-as-unfortunate-the-application-of-law-2x1 Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Mauricio Macri described as unfortunate the application of Law 2x1, which benefits people with crimes against humanity, and of which he said to be always against. Saudi Kingdom, Cuba Give New Boost to Ties with Million Credit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12763&SEO=saudi-kingdom-cuba-give-new-boost-to-ties-with-million-credit Riyadh, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Arabia has granted Cuba a loan of 26.6 million dollars, decision that gives new impetus to their relationship, the Cuban Embassy reported today. Three Cubans and a Costa Rican Arrested for Alleged Human Smuggling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12760&SEO=three-cubans-and-a-costa-rican-arrested-for-alleged-human-smuggling San José, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Agents of the Professional Migration Police (PPM) of Costa Rica arrested four individuals today, three of them of Cuban origin, for the alleged crime of smuggling people. Lebanon, Cuba Sign Visa Exemption Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12759&SEO=lebanon-cuba-sign-visa-exemption-agreement Beirut, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon and Cuba today signed a visa exemption agreement for diplomatic, official and service passports as part of their respective governments'' purpose of consolidating their relations and multi-sectoral cooperation. Argentina Celebrates Princess of Asturias Award to Les Luthiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12757&SEO=argentina-celebrates-princess-of-asturias-award-to-les-luthiers Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The news hits the headlines and is a trending on Twitter: the Argentine people have received today with joy the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities granted to Les Luthiers. Germany Announces Army Reform Amid Neonazi Scandal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12756&SEO=germany-announces-army-reform-amid-neonazi-scandal Berlin, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Amidst a scandal today on a neo-Nazi network in the German army, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced a structural reform of the troops. Giro d'Italia: Fernando Gaviria Sprints to Stage Five Win http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12755&SEO=giro-ditalia-fernando-gaviria-sprints-to-stage-five-win Messina, Italy,May 10 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s Fernando Gaviria won a bunch sprint at the end of the fifth stage of the Giro d''Italia today to claim his second victory of this year''s race, while Quick-Step teammate Bob Jungels remained in the overall lead. Spanish Senators Reject Foreign Attacks Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12754&SEO=spanish-senators-reject-foreign-attacks-against-venezuela Madrid, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish senators has rejected today the interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela exercised by some institutions in this country, which threatens a peaceful solution to the violence of some sectors opposed to President Nicolas Maduro. Andean FMs Agree on Integration Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12753&SEO=andean-fms-agree-on-integration-progress Lima, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) reportedly agreed here today on the electricity interconnection among member countries and approved a new strategy in the face of natural disasters and climate change. Andean FMs Agree on Integration Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12758&SEO=andean-fms-agree-on-integration-progress Lima, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) reportedly agreed here today on the electricity interconnection among member countries and approved a new strategy in the face of natural disasters and climate change. Bahamians Vote in General Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12752&SEO=bahamians-vote-in-general-elections Nassau, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Some 180,000 registered voters participate today in the Bahamas general elections to elect a new government and parliament. Angola, Russian Companies Evaluate More Investments in Diamond Sector http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12750&SEO=angola-russian-companies-evaluate-more-investments-in-diamond-sector Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Angola''s National Diamond Company (ENDIAMA) and Russia''s Alrosa are evaluating the possibility of studies for additional investments in the exploration of kimberlites in the African country. Taxi Drivers Strike Causes Traffic Chaos in Various Colombian Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12749&SEO=taxi-drivers-strike-causes-traffic-chaos-in-various-colombian-cities Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A taxi drivers strike with 45,000 cars detained only on the main thoroughfares, caused a traffic chaos in Colombian cities, early this morning, especially in Bogota. Heberprot-P: 10 Years in the Market, 65000 Patients Benefited in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12748&SEO=heberprot-p-10-years-in-the-market-65000-patients-benefited-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) After almost ten years in the market, the Cuban drug Heberprot-P, the only medicine of its kind effective against diabetic foot ulcers, has benefited more than 65,000 patients in the island, it was reported today. Mexico Appoints Attorney to Investigate Crimes Against Journalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12747&SEO=mexico-appoints-attorney-to-investigate-crimes-against-journalists Mexico, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General Raúl Cervantes has appointed Ricardo Sánchez as the new head of the Special Prosecutor''s Office for Crimes Against Freedom of Expression, notified the institution today. Kosovo Government Falls After Losing No-confidence Vote http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12746&SEO=kosovo-government-falls-after-losing-no-confidence-vote Belgrade, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Kosovo Assembly has approved today by a majority a motion of suspicion against the government of Prime Minister, Isa Mustafa, with which new parliamentary elections will be convened for next month. Bolivian Mining Company Makes Millions of Dollars in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12745&SEO=bolivian-mining-company-makes-millions-of-dollars-in-profits La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Mining Corporation of Bolivia (COMIBOL), José Pimentel, reported today that the company Huanuni achieved a cumulative profit of almost 10 million dollars in the first quarter of this year. Angolan MPLA Presents Government Plan 2022 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12744&SEO=angolan-mpla-presents-government-plan-2022 Luanda, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) will publicly present its 2017-2022 government plan as part of its strategy to win the August 23 elections and remain in power. Chilean President Bachelet Begins Asia Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12743&SEO=chilean-president-bachelet-begins-asia-tour Jakarta, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet began a long journey to Indonesia and China today to highlight the country''s vocation to project to the Asia-Pacific. Argentina, Cuba Talk Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12742&SEO=argentina-cuba-talk-business Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The exchange between Cuba and Argentina in the commercial and economic area is today the meeting point of a workshop organized here by Small and Medium companies Chamber, which is attended by several companies from both nations. World Hematologists Share Experiences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12741&SEO=world-hematologists-share-experiences-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology continues its activities in this capital today, consolidating itself as a platform for specialists from around the world to share experiences in this field of health. Bolivia Seeks Prompt Release of Detainees in Chile, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12740&SEO=bolivia-seeks-prompt-release-of-detainees-in-chile-minister-says La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is doing everything necessary to achieve, as soon as possible, the release of nine bolivians unjustly detained in Chile, Minister of the Presidency, Rene Martinez, said. Bolivia Begins Refurbishing Stadium for South American Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12739&SEO=bolivia-begins-refurbishing-stadium-for-south-american-games La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Restoration works of Bolivian stadium Felix Capriles will begin in June 15, at a cost of more than 9.3 million dollars, Finance Secretary of Cochabamba provincial Government, Camilo Torrez, announced today. Expert Analyzes Venezuelan Extreme Right Wing's Terrorist Methods http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12736&SEO=expert-analyzes-venezuelan-extreme-right-wings-terrorist-methods Caracas, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The journalist and politician Mario Silva denounced on his TV program La Hojilla the main tools of terrorist violence being used by some extreme right-wing leaders in Venezuela. Clashes Between Terrorist Groups in Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12734&SEO=clashes-between-terrorist-groups-in-damascus Damascus, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Islamic State, Daesh in Arabic, and the Organization for the Liberation of the Levant, led by former Al-Nusra Front, are having confrontations in areas of Yarmouk camp in the southern suburbs of the Syrian capital, according to military sources. FBI Director's Dismissal Captures Headlines in the U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12730&SEO=fbi-directors-dismissal-captures-headlines-in-the-u.s. Washington, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The dismissal of the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), James Comey, captures today the headlines of U.S. news media, highlighting the unexpected event, searches into the reasons and reflects Congress reactions. Turkey Criticizes U.S. Aid to Kurdish Rebels http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12729&SEO=turkey-criticizes-u.s.-aid-to-kurdish-rebels Ankara, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Nurettin Canikli, harshly criticized today the decision of the United States to hand heavy weapons to the Units of Popular Protection (YPG), Kurdish militias established in North Syria. Mexico, Second Position in Violent Deaths among Not-at-War Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12728&SEO=mexico-second-position-in-violent-deaths-among-not-at-war-countries Mexico, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is the second country in the world, where violence takes the largest number of human lives, according to a report published today by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), said media outlets in this capital. China to Lead Global Economic Growth in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12722&SEO=china-to-lead-global-economic-growth-in-2017 Bangkok, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A third of world economic growth in 2017 will respond to the expansion of China´s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which will maintain its international leadership despite adjustments, the IMF stressed today. Remodelation of Modern Track in Cuba Goes On http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12721&SEO=remodelation-of-modern-track-in-cuba-goes-on Camaguey, Cuba, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The construction project of the new athletics running track in Camaguey, with the name of Cuban deceased famous sprinter Rafael Fortun, is now on the 82 percent of being completely finished, local sport executives said here. Bolivian Stable Economy Tops Growth in South America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12720&SEO=bolivian-stable-economy-tops-growth-in-south-america Por Claudia DupeirónLa Paz, (Prensa Latina) The stability of the Bolivian economy made the country rank as number one in economic growth in South America in 2016, an achievement that the Government plans to maintain this year, based on dynamic financial activity and social protection programs. Corruption in Carabineros de Chile Involves Millions of USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12717&SEO=corruption-in-carabineros-de-chile-involves-millions-of-usd 09 de mayo de 2017, 19:03Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A corruption scandal detected in Carabineros de Chile gained importance today, after a public hearing revealed that 43 people had appropriated a figure equivalent to $26 million USD. UN Outstands High Percentage of South Sudanese Refugees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12714&SEO=un-outstands-high-percentage-of-south-sudanese-refugees 09 de mayo de 2017, 17:19Nairobi, May 9 (Prensa Latina) More than a million children ran away from war in South Sudan, since the armed conflict started in December 2013. Venezuela Calls for Broad National Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12710&SEO=venezuela-calls-for-broad-national-discussion 09 de mayo de 2017, 16:27Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The call for a National Constituent Assembly seeks to open a discussion that breaks polarization, political conflict, while hosting a broad exchange to overcome the antagonisms prevailing in our society'', said Elias Jaua in a press conference. Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12705&SEO=venezuelan-opposition-leader-arrested-in-caracas 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:11Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Executive Vice President, Tareck El Aissami, announced today that Nixon Leal Toro has been arrested, a citizen closely linked to the Primero Justicia (First Justice) opposition party and leader of one of the armed cells operating in this capital. UN Experts call on Nigeria to achieve Hostages Release http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12704&SEO=un-experts-call-on-nigeria-to-achieve-hostages-release 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:10United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) UN human rights experts urged the government of Nigeria to guarantee the release of all those people kidnapped by Boko Haram. ACP Group Passes in Brussels Resolution on Blockade Against Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12698&SEO=acp-group-passes-in-brussels-resolution-on-blockade-against-cuba Brussels, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Councils of Ministers of the Asia, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) has passed a resolution demanding the US economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba be lifted, diplomatic sources reported today. Center-Left Politician Wins Presidential Elections in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12697&SEO=center-left-politician-wins-presidential-elections-in-south-korea Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Moon Jae-in, a veteran advocate of human rights and, according to his electoral promises, of a rapprochement with North Korea has won the Presidential elections in South Korea by a landslide over conservative Hong Joon-pyo and centrist Ahn Cheol-soo. Senate to Probe Chevron Nigeria Over Alleged $4.9 Billion Tax Fraud http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12696&SEO=senate-to-probe-chevron-nigeria-over-alleged-4.9-billion-tax-fraud Abuja, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Senate today indicated its readiness to investigate an oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Limited over alleged fraud in the tune of $4,926,464,100.00 dollars. Dick Advocaat Appointed Netherlands Boss for 3rd Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12694&SEO=dick-advocaat-appointed-netherlands-boss-for-3rd-time Ámsterdam, May 9 (Prensa Latina)Dick Advocaat has been appointed as the Netherlands manager for the third time, it was confirmed today. 3 Kenyans and a Somali Arrested in Kenya Attempting to Join ISIS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12693&SEO=3-kenyans-and-a-somali-arrested-in-kenya-attempting-to-join-isis Nairobi,May 9 (Prensa Latina) Three Kenyans and a Somali refugee have been arrested in south Sudan en-route to join the vicious Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in Libya. Nepal Wants to Limit Age for Everest Climbs After 85 Year Old Dies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12692&SEO=nepal-wants-to-limit-age-for-everest-climbs-after-85-year-old-dies Katmandú, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Nepal Mountaineering Association plans to push the government to limit the age of climbers to at least 76. Afghan Cleric, Six Students Die in Bomb Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12691&SEO=afghan-cleric-six-students-die-in-bomb-attack Kabul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A top cleric and six children studying at his seminary were killed in a bomb attack in northern Afghanistan today, a security source confirmed. Evergrande Advance in AFC Champions League http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12690&SEO=evergrande-advance-in-afc-champions-league Beijing,May 9 (Prensa Latina) Guangzhou Evergrande secured their place in the AFC Champions League round of 16 after a 2-2 draw with Suwon Bluewings in their final Group G clash on Tuesday. Moon Jae-in is Now Leading in South Korean Presidential Election http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12689&SEO=moon-jae-in-is-now-leading-in-south-korean-presidential-election Seoul, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Candidate Moon Jae-in, of the Liberal Democratic Party, is now leading vote counting in the South Korea''s presidential election and is ahead of the nearest rival with 18 points, polls showed. Cuba Reiterates Solidarity with SADR President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12686&SEO=cuba-reiterates-solidarity-with-sadr-president Algiers, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s solidarity with the self-determination of the Western Sahara people has been reiterated by Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, to the president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Brahim Ghali, according to reports today. Asia-Pacific Leads Global Growth: IMF http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12687&SEO=asia-pacific-leads-global-growth-imf Bangkok, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) informed today that the region Asia-Pacific will continue as leader of global growth and placed its expansion projection at 5.5 percent in 2017 and 5.4 in 2018. Double Bombing Hits Southern Thailand, 40 Injured http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12685&SEO=double-bombing-hits-southern-thailand-40-injured Bangkok, May 9 (Prensa Latina)At least 40 people were injured today, one is in serious condition, when a double bombing hit a town in Thailand''s insurgency-plagued south, police said, the latest suspected rebel attack to undermine stalled peace efforts. Meningitis: Possible Cause of Mysterious Lethal Outbreak in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12684&SEO=meningitis-possible-cause-of-mysterious-lethal-outbreak-in-liberia Monrovia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A type of meningitis may be the cause of the outbreak of an unknown disease that has killed at least 13 people in this country, reported the health authorities today. Constituent Assembly Process in Venezuela Guarantees Justice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12683&SEO=constituent-assembly-process-in-venezuela-guarantees-justice Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The constitutionalist lawyer Enrique Tineo said today that the constituent process called by President Nicolas Maduro vindicates justice in light of the right wing''s attacks on the Venezuelan people. Evo Morales Presents Employment Plan for Several Sectors in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12682&SEO=evo-morales-presents-employment-plan-for-several-sectors-in-bolivia La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has announced today a national employment plan for urban infrastructure sectors, protection and rehabilitation of productive areas, youth labor insertion in private companies and the so-called seed fund. Spanish Right Loses Electoral Support, According to Poll http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12681&SEO=spanish-right-loses-electoral-support-according-to-poll Madrid, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Although it would win a hypothetical election again, the right-wing Popular Party (PP) of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy lost support among voters within six months of his second term, a poll showed. Iran Denounces Western Plans to Revive Disputes in Middle East http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12680&SEO=iran-denounces-western-plans-to-revive-disputes-in-middle-east Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani today denounced the persistence of the West powers'' plans to revive the problems among Middle East countries, to which the Islamic republic responds by strengthening its military power. Cuban Demands Increasing South's Presence at UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12679&SEO=cuban-demands-increasing-souths-presence-at-un-security-council United Nations, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba repeated its call to guarantee a larger presence of the South in the United Nations Security Council in order to take balance and credibility to that body. Uncertain Situation in Libyan City of Benghazi http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12678&SEO=uncertain-situation-in-libyan-city-of-benghazi Tripoli, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Amid conflicting reports of recent fightings between General Khalifa Hatar''s troops and Islamic extremist forces in the Sabri neighborhood, the situation in the Libyan city of Benghazi is now less uncertain. Experts From 24 Countries Attend Hematology Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12677&SEO=experts-from-24-countries-attend-hematology-congress-in-cuba Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 24 countries will present their experiences at the 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology, to be held from today until May 12 at Havana''s Convention Center. Palestinian President Resumes Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12676&SEO=palestinian-president-resumes-peace-talks Ramallah, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Mahmoud Abbas has stated today that he is ready to resume peace talks with Israel, this time under the auspices of U.S. President, Donald Trump. South Africa Embarks on High Speed Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12675&SEO=south-africa-embarks-on-high-speed-train Pretoria, May 9 (Prensa Latina) South African President Jacob Zuma has unveiled new high speed trains that will offer faster journey times and greater reliability. Colombian Teachers Will Strike Thursday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12674&SEO=colombian-teachers-will-strike-thursday Bogota, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Federation of Education workers (Fecode) announced that its members will join a strike starting from Thursday on when they will take the streets to march. Chile Hopes to Exceed Six Million Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12673&SEO=chile-hopes-to-exceed-six-million-tourists-in-2017 Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Chile wants to overcome the imaginary barrier of the six million foreign tourists in 2017, a goal that seems tangible starting from the good results of the hospitality industry in this southern country. Bolivia, Brazil to Define Actions Against Transnational Crime http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12672&SEO=bolivia-brazil-to-define-actions-against-transnational-crime La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian government minister, Carlos Romero and Brazilian Justice Minister, Osmar Serraglio, will meet to define joint actions against transnational crime. Over 10,000 Military Officers Participate in Victory Parade in Moscow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12671&SEO=over-10000-military-officers-participate-in-victory-parade-in-moscow Moscow, May 9 (Prensa Latina) At least 10,000 military officers, 114 war pieces of equipment and 72 planes and helicopters participated today in the parade at Moscow''s Red Square on the 72nd anniversary of the Victory over German fascism. Cuba Ready to Contribute in Preparation for WTO Ministerial Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12670&SEO=cuba-ready-to-contribute-in-preparation-for-wto-ministerial-event Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has showed in Geneva its willingness to contribute to preparing the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), to be held in Buenos Aires, diplomatic sources said today. Iranian Coal Mine Explosion Death Toll Rises to 42 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12669&SEO=iranian-coal-mine-explosion-death-toll-rises-to-42 Tehran, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The extraction of another seven bodies of workers trapped inside a coal mine in northeastern Iran has risen today to 42 the explosion death toll, which also injured 73 people. Ecuador's President-Elect Visits Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12667&SEO=ecuadors-president-elect-visits-peru Lima, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, will host today Ecuadorian President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, with whom he will talk about cooperation and issues of the international situation. Trump and Macron Agree to Meet during NATO Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12666&SEO=trump-and-macron-agree-to-meet-during-nato-summit Washington, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The President of the U.S. Donald Trump and the newly elected French head of State, Emmanuel Macron, agreed to meet during the Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on May 25 in Brussels. Germany to Be Guest Country of Santa Cruz Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12665&SEO=germany-to-be-guest-country-of-santa-cruz-book-fair La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Germany will be the guest country of the 18th International Book Fair (FIL) of Santa Cruz, which will take place from May 31 to June 11 in that eastern Bolivian city, organizers informed. National Workshop on Cinema Review Starts in Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12659&SEO=national-workshop-on-cinema-review-starts-in-camaguey Camaguey, Cuba, May 9 (Prensa Latina) More than 70 films will be exhibited at the 23rd National Workshop on Cinema Review, from May 9 to 31, in the central-eastern Cuban city of Camaguey. WTO Prepares Forum on Trade Realities and Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12656&SEO=wto-prepares-forum-on-trade-realities-and-challenges Geneva, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) is preparing the Public Forum 2017 to propitiate a debate on the realities and challenges in commerce. Colombian President Thanked Ecuador for its Support for Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12651&SEO=colombian-president-thanked-ecuador-for-its-support-for-peace-process 08 de mayo de 2017, 17:03Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos thanked today the Ecuadorean Government and people for their support for peace process and particularly for the dialogues with the insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN), which have been held since February 7, in Quito. Support to Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Grows, Says PSUV Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12650&SEO=support-to-venezuelan-constituent-assembly-grows-says-psuv-leader 08 de mayo de 2017, 16:50Caracas, May 8 (Prensa Latina) First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, asserted today that the majority of the country''s citizens support the call by President Nicolas Maduro to a National Constituent Assembly for peace in the nation. UN Celebrates Liberation of Kidnapped Girls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12648&SEO=un-celebrates-liberation-of-kidnapped-girls 08 de mayo de 2017, 16:32United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations celebrated the liberation of 82 among the more than 200 girls kidnapped by rebel group Boko Haram in Nigeria. Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs to Visit SADR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12645&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-minister-of-foreign-affairs-to-visit-sadr 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:57Algiers, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelino Medina González, affirmed today his country''s firm position with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) during a visit to the Sahrawi refugee camps. Slight Rises of Euro and Stock Markets after Macron Victory in Franc http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12644&SEO=slight-rises-of-euro-and-stock-markets-after-macron-victory-in-franc London, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The euro and the European stock markets experienced today slight rises after the victory by centrist Emmanuel Macron in the presidential elections in France. Over 435,000 Displaced People by Fighting in Iraq´s Mosul http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12643&SEO=over-435000-displaced-people-by-fighting-in-iraqas-mosul 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:50United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Over 435,000 displaced people have abandoned their homes to flee from extreme violence in Mosul, where the government offensive to drive out the Islamic State (IS) still continues, as reported by the United Nations (UN) today. Texas Captures US Attention By Anti-Immigrant Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12641&SEO=texas-captures-us-attention-by-anti-immigrant-law 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:35Washington, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The US state of Texas appears today in the middle of the national debate on immigration, following the signing by its governor, Greg Abbott, of a law against the so-called sanctuary cities. Syrian Authorities Seized Trucks Loaded with Weapons. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12639&SEO=syrian-authorities-seized-trucks-loaded-with-weapons. 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:32Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian security forces seized four trucks loaded with weapons and ammunition for terrorists of the former Al-Nusra Front in east of Damascus. Government Calls on Opposition to Work for Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12638&SEO=government-calls-on-opposition-to-work-for-peace-in-venezuela 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:31Caracas, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Presidential Commission of the National Constituent Assembly, Elías Jaua, called on leaders of the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) today to work to ensure peace and economic development in Venezuela. Santos: Colombia Wants to Reinforce Relations with the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12637&SEO=santos-colombia-wants-to-reinforce-relations-with-the-us 08 de mayo de 2017, 14:48Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos assured Monday that the purpose of his visit to Washington on May 18 is to reinforce the relations with the United States, a country which Colombia considers a strategic economic and political partner. Bolivia to Host Second Regional Economic Development Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12636&SEO=bolivia-to-host-second-regional-economic-development-forum La Paz, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Second Regional Forum of Local Economic Development for Latin America and the Caribbean will take place in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba with the presentation of initiatives that promote regional sustainability, reported the national media today. Debate About Poverty Eradication in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12635&SEO=debate-about-poverty-eradication-in-the-un United Nations, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) installed a three -day session dedicated to talk about poverty eradication, a phenomenon affecting more than 800 million human beings in the planet. Indonesia to Investigate Officials, Guards Over Massive Prison Break http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12634&SEO=indonesia-to-investigate-officials-guards-over-massive-prison-break Jakarta, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia Minister of Legal and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly today ordered a probe of officials overseeing a Sumatra''s Riau province prison where inmates massively broke out due to alleged illicit practices, including extortions. Defender Theo Hernandez to Transfer To Real Madrid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12633&SEO=defender-theo-hernandez-to-transfer-to-real-madrid Madrid,May 8 (Prensa Latina) Real Madrid look signed Atletico Madrid youngster defender Theo Hernandez after the full-back passed a medical with the Bernabeu club. Dead Zones Mark Latest Threat to Coral Reefs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12630&SEO=dead-zones-mark-latest-threat-to-coral-reefs Washington, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Dead zones that snuff out marine life may affect dozens of coral reefs around the world, and threaten hundreds more. Other 13 Iranian Miners' Bodies Found, Lethal Figure Rises 39 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12629&SEO=other-13-iranian-miners-bodies-found-lethal-figure-rises-39 Tehran, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Rescue workers have extracted another 13 bodies of workers trapped at a mine in northeastern Iran by an explosion, whose death toll rose 39, officials said. Syrian Team Wins Kick Boxing Mediterranean Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12628&SEO=syrian-team-wins-kick-boxing-mediterranean-championship 08 de mayo de 2017, 12:31Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian press highlighted today the victory of the Syrian team of kick boxing in the Mediterranean championship of that discipline of Japanese origin, which mixes the technique of traditional boxing with martial arts. Tribute to Cuban and Venezuelan Revolutionaries Killed in Combat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12627&SEO=tribute-to-cuban-and-venezuelan-revolutionaries-killed-in-combat Matanzas, Cuba, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Authorities, diplomatic staff, students and the Cuban people remembered here today in a political-cultural event the 82nd anniversary of the fall in unequal combat of revolutionaries Antonio Guiteras (Cuba) and Carlos Aponte (Venezuela). Olympics: Pyeongchang Ticket Sales Slower Than Hoped http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12626&SEO=olympics-pyeongchang-ticket-sales-slower-than-hoped Seoul,May 8 (Prensa Latina) Ticket sales in South Korea for the Winter Olympics it is hosting next year have gone far worse than hoped, organisers admitted today, with barely a quarter of the first-phase target taken up. DPRK Investigations Continue After US Citizen Detention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12624&SEO=dprk-investigations-continue-after-us-citizen-detention Pyongyang, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are continuing investigations into a US citizen arrested on suspicion of committing hostile acts against the country. World's Biggest X Ray Laser Fired for The First Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12623&SEO=worlds-biggest-x-ray-laser-fired-for-the-first-time 08 de mayo de 2017, 11:19Berlín,May 8 (Prensa Latina)The world''s biggest X-ray laser has generated its first light, paving the way for a new era of research in Europe. Pope Asks to Dispense Arms for Security on Visit to Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12622&SEO=pope-asks-to-dispense-arms-for-security-on-visit-to-colombia 08 de mayo de 2017, 11:14Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis asked that the 1,000 policemen who will take care of his security during the visit to Colombia do so unarmed, national news reported today after a coordination meeting with the Vatican. PEMEX Cuts Reduced Resources for Pipelines Monitoring http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12621&SEO=pemex-cuts-reduced-resources-for-pipelines-monitoring Mexico, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Budgetary adjustments forced Mexican Oil (Petroleos Mexicanos or PEMEX) to cut resources and means for monitoring pipelines and other facilities, was released today. Memorandum on Syria Best Way to End Hostilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12620&SEO=memorandum-on-syria-best-way-to-end-hostilities Moscow, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The memorandum signed in Astana to establish detente zones in Syria shortens the way in the search for the definitive end of hostilities in that Levantine country, a Russian expert said. Argentinean University Teachers Lead National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12619&SEO=argentinean-university-teachers-lead-national-strike Buenos Aires. May 8 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Universities teachers begin today a week of national strike in a massive claim for a fair and just salary. Turkey Plans to Build Border Wall with Iran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12618&SEO=turkey-plans-to-build-border-wall-with-iran Ankara, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government plans to build a border wall with Iran as part of its fight against the illegal Kurdistan Workers'' Party (PKK), according to the newspaper Hürriyet, based on official sources. Ecuadorian Authorities Beat Drug Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12617&SEO=ecuadorian-authorities-beat-drug-trafficking Quito, May 8 (Prensa Latina) As part of the Ecuadorian Government''s priorities and the plan to fight drug trafficking, the Interior Ministry has dealt another blow to organized crime by seizing a ton of drugs. Non Communicable Diseases Cause 400,000 Deaths Annually in Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12616&SEO=non-communicable-diseases-cause-400000-deaths-annually-in-vietnam Hanoi, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Non-communicable diseases cause around 400,000 deaths per year in Vietnam, Health officials said at a conference on the subject. The Huge Task of Emmanuel Macron, France's Next President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12615&SEO=the-huge-task-of-emmanuel-macron-frances-next-president Por Luisa María GonzálezParis, May 8 (Prensa Latina) After being elected the youngest president in France''s history, Emmanuel Macron is facing ''a huge task'' in the next five years, as he admitted when celebrating his victory. Syria Supports the Creation of Peace Zones, FM Reaffirms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12614&SEO=syria-supports-the-creation-of-peace-zones-fm-reaffirms Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al Moallem reaffirmed today his country''s support for the creation of peace zones to ''stop the bloodshed of the Syrian people.'' Damascus Opens International Services Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12613&SEO=damascus-opens-international-services-fair Damascus, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Syrian media has given broad coverage to the opening in Damascus of the International Fair, Servex 2017, dedicated to business services, a further sign that despite the heinous terrorist war imposed on this country, there''s life and a strong will to move ahead. Philippines, USA Hold Military Drills http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12612&SEO=philippines-usa-hold-military-drills Manila, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Philippine and US forces began joint exercises today in several areas of this Southeast Asian archipelago, focusing on humanitarian aid and fighting natural disasters, official sources informed. Ecuador's President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, Visits Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12611&SEO=ecuadors-president-elect-lenin-moreno-visits-colombia Quito, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombia is the first country Ecuador''s President-Elect, Lenin Moreno visits when he complies today with a one-day agenda, focused on a meeting with his peer Juan Manuel Santos. Oil Exploration on the Increase in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12610&SEO=oil-exploration-on-the-increase-in-cuba Por Roberto SalomónHavana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Manuel Marrero, an advisor at Cuba''s Energy and Mines Ministry (Minem in Spanish), told Prensa Latina that the nation ''needs foreign investment in order to develop, particularly in expensive and high risk sectors such as oil exploration and production.'' Nicaraguan Volcano Lagoons Proposed as World´s Heritage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12609&SEO=nicaraguan-volcano-lagoons-proposed-as-worldas-heritage Managua, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The volcano lagoons in Nicaragua have been proposed as world heritage, given their unique and peculiar features which make these sites the host for various endemic species. The proposal, according to El 19 Digital newspaper, was suggested by the non-governmental organization The Peace Project, located at the Laguna de Apoyo, amid municipalities of Masaya and Granada. Cuba Eyeing Eco Tourism Expansion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12608&SEO=cuba-eyeing-eco-tourism-expansion Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s forthcoming 11th International Eco Tourism Seminar (TURNAT, in Spanish) in the province of Holguín, will provide an ideal opportunity for industry experts and professionals to exchange views and to promote Cuban as an attractive destination. Colombian Gov't and ELN to Resume Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12607&SEO=colombian-govt-and-eln-to-resume-peace-talks Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government and the insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN) will reportedly resume official talks on May 16th in Quito, Ecuador. In Record Low Turnout, Macron Wins Elections in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12606&SEO=in-record-low-turnout-macron-wins-elections-in-france Paris, May 7 (Prensa Latina) In the lowest voters'' turnout since 1969, Emmanuel Macron, a centrist neoliberal politician, won Sunday the presidential ballotage in France with a broad margin over ultra right winger Marine Le Pen, who admitted defeat. Venezuelans Refuse Opposition Extremists' Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12604&SEO=venezuelans-refuse-opposition-extremists-violence Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Journalist José Vicente Rangel said today that most Venezuelans reject the violence promoted by opposition extremists, as their method to disagree with the policies of the Bolivarian Government. Costa Rica Reports More Cases of Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12603&SEO=costa-rica-reports-more-cases-of-zika-chikungunya-and-dengue San Jose, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Health of Costa Rica has reported a total of 142 Zika cases confirmed in the 13 first weeks of 2017, while 686 are still pending confirmation. Armed Extremists Negotiate Evacuation of Damascus Suburb http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12602&SEO=armed-extremists-negotiate-evacuation-of-damascus-suburb 07 de mayo de 2017, 13:12Damascus, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army reportedly ceased its military operations in Al-Qaboun neighborhood, northeast of Damascus, after the surrender of the terrorists and negotiating an evacuation agreement. Iranian President Urges to Close Unsafe Mines to Avoid Accidents http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12601&SEO=iranian-president-urges-to-close-unsafe-mines-to-avoid-accidents 07 de mayo de 2017, 13:11Tehran, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani proposed today to close mines lacking sufficient security equipment to prevent the recurrence of accidents such as the one that left a toll of 35 dead in Azadshahr on Wednesday. Evo Morales Opens Dam and Irrigation System in Cochabamba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12600&SEO=evo-morales-opens-dam-and-irrigation-system-in-cochabamba 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:44La Paz, May 7 (Prensa Latina) ''When there is soil and water, life is guaranteed'', Bolivian President Evo Morales said today at the opening of a dam and irrigation system in the municipality of Pojo, in the central department of Cochabamba. Attack on Kashmir Leaves Four Fatalities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12599&SEO=attack-on-kashmir-leaves-four-fatalities New Delhi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Four people were killed, including two civilians, a police officer and a military during a clash in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, reported today the police. Syrian Govt to Restore Power in Freed Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12598&SEO=syrian-govt-to-restore-power-in-freed-cities 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:09Damascus, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has approved a plan to restore the electricity grid in the villages of Zabadani, Madaya, Bukkein and Bludan, recently freed from terrorist groups, according to reports today. South Africa President Lauds Results of WEF meeting in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12597&SEO=south-africa-president-lauds-results-of-wef-meeting-in-durban 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:03Pretoria, May 7 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma has lauded Team South Africa on the success and positive outcomes achieved at the World Economic Forum on Africa, held May 3-5 in Durban. Constituent Process Described as Key for Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12596&SEO=constituent-process-described-as-key-for-peace-in-venezuela Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Presidential Commission for the Constituent National Assembly Elias Jaua said today that this legislative process called by President Nicolas Maduro on May 1st, is key to guarantee stability and consolidate peace in Venezuela. Low Voters' Turnout in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12595&SEO=low-voters-turnout-in-france Paris, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The participation rate in the ballotage of the presidential elections in France was 65.3 percent at 17:00 (local time), with a downward trend, compared to the first round and previous elections. The Right must Respect Venezuela's Peace, PSUV Leader Affirms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12594&SEO=the-right-must-respect-venezuelas-peace-psuv-leader-affirms 07 de mayo de 2017, 11:33Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The first vice-president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, declared today the opposition has the right to disagree with the policies of the Bolivarian Government, but it must respect the Constitution and peace of the nation. Inflation Hits Mexico's Humble Sectors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12593&SEO=inflation-hits-mexicos-humble-sectors 07 de mayo de 2017, 11:19Mexico, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Inflation hits the most humble sectors of Mexican society, from the informal urban to the rural laborer, social and academic organizations have warned today. New Wave of Migrants Reaching the Coast of Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12592&SEO=new-wave-of-migrants-reaching-the-coast-of-italy Rome, May 7 (PL) A massive wave of over 3,000 immigrants is expected to reach today the southern coast of Italy, according to forecasts of NGOs and the media that are present in aid relief operations. Mobile App on Gender Violence Becomes Popular in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12591&SEO=mobile-app-on-gender-violence-becomes-popular-in-argentina 07 de mayo de 2017, 10:53Buenos Aires, May 7 (Prensa Latina) A mobile application that helps to prevent situations of gender violence is becoming more and more popular today in Argentina. Cuban Gallery Attends Art Fair in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12590&SEO=cuban-gallery-attends-art-fair-in-new-york New York, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban gallery La Acacia culminates today its participation in the Context New York Art Fair, which brought together institutions specialized in contemporary and modern art from 50 countries. Egypt Opens Bordering Corridor in Gaza for Three Days http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12589&SEO=egypt-opens-bordering-corridor-in-gaza-for-three-days Cairo, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Egypt has opened its border crossing with Palestinian Gaza Strip for three days, starting Saturday. UN General Assembly President Begins African Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12588&SEO=un-general-assembly-president-begins-african-tour United Nations, May 7 (Prensa Latina) UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson begins today a tour in Nairobi, Kenya, in addition to the Central African Republic and Uganda. Holguin, Cuba, Cultural Festival Wrapping Up with Diverse Events http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12587&SEO=holguin-cuba-cultural-festival-wrapping-up-with-diverse-events Holguin, Cuba, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Theater, dancing, life music, movie and literature are some of the artistic events scheduled Sunday for the closing day of the May Cultural Festival of Holguin, city in eastern Cuba, popular fete that will last until Monday. Vietnam Finalizes Details to Host APEC Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12586&SEO=vietnam-finalizes-details-to-host-apec-forum Hanoi, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam finalizes details today to host from Tuesday a series of meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum as part of the work prior to the summit of its leaders scheduled for next November. International Fair FitCuba 2017 Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12584&SEO=international-fair-fitcuba-2017-concludes 06 de mayo de 2017, 18:27Holguin, Cuba, May 6 (Prensa Latina) After four days of sessions the 37th International Tourism Fair FitCuba 2017 concludeed, after showing the benefits of enjoying the nautral landscaopes in the east of Cuba. Cuban Tourism Industry Extends Relations with Foreign Companies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12583&SEO=cuban-tourism-industry-extends-relations-with-foreign-companies 06 de mayo de 2017, 17:30Havana, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban tourism industry established this week new relations with foreign companies for the administration of hotels and the development of real-estate projects, associated to golf courses. Venezuelan Women Reaffirm Support to Bolivarian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12582&SEO=venezuelan-women-reaffirm-support-to-bolivarian-government 06 de mayo de 2017, 16:58Caracas, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly is the scene for the dialogue, reunion and construction, said Blanca Eekhout, Venezuelan Minister for Women and Gender Equality, during a march organized today in this capital. France in Electoral Silence Prior to Presidential Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12580&SEO=france-in-electoral-silence-prior-to-presidential-elections 06 de mayo de 2017, 15:05Paris, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Electoral silence is ruling today in France, established by law for the day before the presidential elections, in which liberal centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Chinese Navy Hands Over Three Pirates to Somali Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12578&SEO=chinese-navy-hands-over-three-pirates-to-somali-authorities Mogadiscio,May 6 (Prensa Latina) A Chinese navy ship handed over three suspected pirates to Somali authorities today, police said, underscoring the determination of international naval forces to stamp out a resurgence of piracy this year. Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz Has Fallen to Taliban Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12576&SEO=qala-e-zal-district-in-kunduz-has-fallen-to-taliban-control Kabul, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The control of Qala-e-Zal district in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan has reportedly fallen to Taliban earlier today. Russia and UN Distributes Humanitarian Aid in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12575&SEO=russia-and-un-distributes-humanitarian-aid-in-syria Damsasco,May 6 (Prensa Latina)The Center for Coordination of the Ceasefire located at the Russian base of Hemymin,in Latakia province,with the United Nations distributed 25 tons of humanitarian aid in Alepo, Deir Ezzor and Daraá,according to authorities. China to Enhance Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan Under Belt and Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12574&SEO=china-to-enhance-cooperation-with-kyrgyzstan-under-belt-and-road Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that China stands ready to enhance practical cooperation with Kyrgyzstan under the Belt and Road Initiative. China Publishes Reproduction of its Oldest Hand-written Koran http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12572&SEO=china-publishes-reproduction-of-its-oldest-hand-written-koran Beijing, May 6 (Prensa Latina) China published today a reproduced edition of its oldest hand-written copy of the Koran. China Sets Up B20 Business Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12570&SEO=china-sets-up-b20-business-council Beijing,May 6 (Prensa Latina) The B20 China Business Council was established today in Beijing to help Chinese enterprises participate in global economic governance. Next Cuban Tourism Fair Will Be Dedicated to United Kingdom http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12571&SEO=next-cuban-tourism-fair-will-be-dedicated-to-united-kingdom Holguín, Cuba, (Prensa Latina) The 38th International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2018 will be dedicated to the United Kingdom, as guest of honor, official sources informed here. Pope in Egypt Advocates for Interreligious Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12569&SEO=pope-in-egypt-advocates-for-interreligious-dialogue Manuel Vázquez, Correspondent in Cairo Cairo, May 6 (Prensa Latina) At the end of April, Pope Francis traveled for a little over 24 hours to Egypt, a brief visit with much greater importance than it could bededuced from its time lapse. Pakistan: Court to Investigate Those Implicated in Panama Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12568&SEO=pakistan-court-to-investigate-those-implicated-in-panama-papers Islamabad, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Pakistan named six entities as part of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to verify the financial denunciations revealed by Panama Papers against the family of prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. UN Representatives Visit Peace Zone for Colombian Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12565&SEO=un-representatives-visit-peace-zone-for-colombian-guerrillas 05 de mayo de 2017, 18:34Bogota, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Ambassadors of the member countries of the United Nations Security Council visited today a transit area for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) in the Colombian department of Meta, in order to verify the implementation of the peace agreement. Iran to Set up a Special Committee after Coal Mine Explosion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12563&SEO=iran-to-set-up-a-special-committee-after-coal-mine-explosion 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:27Tehran, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Iranian government will set up a special committee to investigate the causes of the fatal explosion at a coal mine in Azadshahr, Iran, according to official sources. Hunger Increases Immigration Flow and Armed Conflict, Says WFP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12561&SEO=hunger-increases-immigration-flow-and-armed-conflict-says-wfp 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:24Rome, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) indicated today that there is close link between the increased hunger, the immigration flow and armed conflict. Iraqi Army Liberates Two Communities in North-West Mosul from IS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12560&SEO=iraqi-army-liberates-two-communities-in-north-west-mosul-from-is 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:22Baghdad, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Armored units of the Iraqi Army recovered today two communities more from the control of the Islamic State (IS) in north-western Mosul, while the Federal Police moved on a new key site and killed 30 terrorists. UN Secretary General To Visit UK, China, France and Switzerland http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12559&SEO=un-secretary-general-to-visit-uk-china-france-and-switzerland 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:21United Nations, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres will begin a visit to the United Kingdom, China, France and Switzerland starting on May 9th, said today UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric. Havana Readies Havana Bay Atlas and Its Wealth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12556&SEO=havana-readies-havana-bay-atlas-and-its-wealth 05 de mayo de 2017, 14:55Santiago de Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) An atlas on Havana Bay is currently under preparation by multidisciplinary teams, reported here Patricia Rodríguez, director of the Master Plan of the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana (OHCH). Somalia to Investigate Minister Assassination http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12553&SEO=somalia-to-investigate-minister-assassination Mogadishu, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Somali authorities announced today that a survey is underway on circumstances in which the Minister of Public Works, Abbas Abdullahi Cheij was shot to death. Pacifists Alert of Threat to Peace After Military Escalation in World http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12552&SEO=pacifists-alert-of-threat-to-peace-after-military-escalation-in-world Guantanamo, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The presence of a large group of pacifists today in the 5th International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases is of great importance due to the threat that represents the military escalation in the world. Jamaica Police Seizes More Than 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12551&SEO=jamaica-police-seizes-more-than-1000-pounds-of-marijuana Kingston, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican police seized more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana during two anti-drug operations on beaches in Hellsshire in the southern parish of Saint Catherine, The Observer newspaper reported today. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Calls on Extreme Right to End Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12550&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-calls-on-extreme-right-to-end-violence Caracas, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has called on the right-wing opposition to curb violent actions and join the debate that will be opened with the new National Constituent Assembly convened by President Nicolas Maduro. Disarmament Could Exceed Deadline, According to Colombian Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12549&SEO=disarmament-could-exceed-deadline-according-to-colombian-guerrilla Bogota, May 5 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Carlos Antonio Lozada, has said today that despite the Colombian guerrillas'' willingness to fulfill their commitments, completing the process of putting down weapons will take more time. Turkey Will Continue Blocking Access to Wikipedia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12548&SEO=turkey-will-continue-blocking-access-to-wikipedia Ankara, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Court number 1 of this capital ruled today to continue the blockade in Turkey to the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, after rejecting the appeal presented by the administrators of this website to lift the ban. Around 200 Inmates Escape From Packed Indonesia Prison http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12547&SEO=around-200-inmates-escape-from-packed-indonesia-prison Jakarta,May 5 (Prensa Latina) Around 200 inmates escaped Friday from an overcrowded prison in Indonesia''s Riau Island, police confirmed. Nigerian Terror Leader Denies He Was Injured http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12546&SEO=nigerian-terror-leader-denies-he-was-injured Abuja, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Nigerian Islamist armed group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, denied on a filming circulated here today that he is injured, as unofficial sources said here earlier this week. Puerto Rican Socialists Declare Repression Will Not Stop Anger http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12545&SEO=puerto-rican-socialists-declare-repression-will-not-stop-anger San Juan, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Socialist Workers'' Movement (MST) of Puerto Rico reaffirmed today its ''fervent solidarity with the indignant youth'' involved in incidents last Monday, during the National Strike, in San Juan banking area. Italian Football Players Under Death Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12544&SEO=italian-football-players-under-death-threats Rome, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Unidentified people placed on a street near the Coliseum mannequins hanging from the neck with threats against players of the local football squad of the first division. Drug Trafficker Linked to International Networks Captured in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12542&SEO=drug-trafficker-linked-to-international-networks-captured-in-mexico Mexico, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Agents of the Federal Police''s Anti-Drug Division have reportedly detained Luis Enrique Verdugo, also known as El Güero, a Sinaloa cartel liaison with Colombian groups for the transfer of cocaine to Mexico and the United States. Vietnam and Cuba to Expand Sports Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12543&SEO=vietnam-and-cuba-to-expand-sports-collaboration Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Expansion of sports collaboration between Cuba and Vietnam was discussed here in a meeting between representatives of both countries, where the hosts advocated for a greater Exchange of trainers and experts, as it was informed here. New Japanese Space Mission Will Be Going to the Moons of Mars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12541&SEO=new-japanese-space-mission-will-be-going-to-the-moons-of-mars Washington, May 5 (Prensa Latina)The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has a different mission in mind when it comes to the coming decades. Instead of exploring the Moon or Mars, they propose exploring the moons of Mars. The Mariana de Gonitch Singing Academy Honors Cuban Rita Montaner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12540&SEO=the-mariana-de-gonitch-singing-academy-honors-cuban-rita-montaner Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Mariana de Gonitch National Singing Academy starts a series of concerts today to pay tribute to Rita Montaner (1900-1958), one of the greatest Cuban artists of the 20th Century. Nicaragua's President Receives Japanese Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12539&SEO=nicaraguas-president-receives-japanese-foreign-minister Managua, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega welcomed here today Japanese Foreign Minister Kentaro Sonoura, who visits the country to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation between the two nations. Messi Wins Appeal, FIFA Lifts Four Match Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12538&SEO=messi-wins-appeal-fifa-lifts-four-match-ban Zúrich, (Prensa Latina) FIFA today overturned Barcelona star Lionel Messi''s four-game ban from international matches imposed for swearing at an assistant referee, saying there was not enough evidence to support the stiff punishment. Scrabble Stars in International Mind Sports Conference in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12537&SEO=scrabble-stars-in-international-mind-sports-conference-in-cuba Camagüey, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Scrabble was among the most accepted games at the International Conference on Mind Sports, (CIDEM 2017), which ends today in this center-eastern Cuban city, Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Rafael Correa Receives Honoris Causa of the University of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12536&SEO=rafael-correa-receives-honoris-causa-of-the-university-of-havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, received today the honorary doctorate in economics of the University of Havana, by the rector of that institution, Gustavo Cobreiro. TITERECLOWN Theatrical Expedition to Tour 4 Cuban Provinces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12535&SEO=titereclown-theatrical-expedition-to-tour-4-cuban-provinces Matanzas, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) From May 22 to June 4 TITERECLOWN theatrical expedition will begin to visit four Cuban provinces, made up of outstanding artistic groups of the theater for children and puppet theater in Cuba. Another Provocation on Suspected Chemical Attacks in Syria Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12532&SEO=another-provocation-on-suspected-chemical-attacks-in-syria-denounced Damascus, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian press has widely reported information published in several media about the manipulation the Al Jazeera channel did on alleged chemical attacks in this country. Annexionist Legislator Fears USA Promotes Independence of Puerto Rico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12530&SEO=annexionist-legislator-fears-usa-promotes-independence-of-puerto-rico San Juan, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Legislator Jose Aponte is fearing today that the United States will promote an independence process for Puerto Rico, after the island government petitions for bankruptcy under title III of the Promesa law. Decades of Data on World's Oceans Reveal a Troubling Oxygen Decline http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12531&SEO=decades-of-data-on-worlds-oceans-reveal-a-troubling-oxygen-decline Washington, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A new analysis of decades of data on oceans across the globe has revealed that the amount of dissolved oxygen contained in the water - an important measure of ocean health - has been declining for more than 20 years. Barcelona's Neymar to Stand Trial for Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12528&SEO=barcelonas-neymar-to-stand-trial-for-corruption Madrid,May 5 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona star Neymar da Silva will stand trial for alleged fraud and corruption in the transfer that brought him to Catalonia in 2013. Mysterious Ailment Kills Two More in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12527&SEO=mysterious-ailment-kills-two-more-in-liberia Monrovia, May 5 (Prensa Latina) A mysterious ailment that has broke out in Liberia has killed another two persons, reported Thursday health authorities who said they would carry out autopsies in quest of trying to identify what kind of disease it is. Cuban Economists Support Investment Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12526&SEO=cuban-economists-support-investment-program Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuban economists are increasingly supporting today the investment program being implemented in this island, in feasibility studies done jointly with consulting firms. ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue on Bilateral Links and other Issues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12523&SEO=asean-u.s.-dialogue-on-bilateral-links-and-other-issues Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States reportedly agreed to boost collaboration in addressing global challenges such as terrorism and cyber attacks. Nature Tourism Captures Interest at FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12522&SEO=nature-tourism-captures-interest-at-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Nature and adventure travels are priority issues today in the debates of the 37th International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2017, that is held in this eastern Cuban city. Candidate Macron Gains Ground in Voting Intentions in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12519&SEO=candidate-macron-gains-ground-in-voting-intentions-in-france Paris, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Liberal-centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has gained ground in voting intentions in the face of Sunday''s presidential elections in France, according to the latest polls released today. Violence Leaves 35 Dead and 717 Wounded in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12517&SEO=violence-leaves-35-dead-and-717-wounded-in-venezuela Caracas, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Victims of violence in Venezuela reached 35 dead and 717 wounded, due to clashes generated by opposition groups of the ultrarightk confimed today the Public Ministry or Attorney General''s Office. Trade within Africa a Must, Urges SA Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12516&SEO=trade-within-africa-a-must-urges-sa-minister Pretoria, May 5 (Prensa Latina) As the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) draws to an end on Friday, South Africa''s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has suggested that African countries should, more than ever before, trade among themselves. Vietnam Will Work by Consensus on Future TPP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12515&SEO=vietnam-will-work-by-consensus-on-future-tpp Hanoi, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam affirmed today it will work with other members of the Transpacific Agreement of Economic Cooperation (TPP) in order to achieve consensus on future orientations for the Pact, given the uncertainty after the withdrawal of the United States. Lebanon Calls on Expatriates to Preserve Identity and Invest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12514&SEO=lebanon-calls-on-expatriates-to-preserve-identity-and-invest Beirut, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The signature on the first decree to restore nationality put the symbolic note on the fourth conference Lebanese Diaspora Energy, which called expatriates to preserve identity and promote investments in the country. Corruption, Main Scourge in Costa Rica following Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12513&SEO=corruption-main-scourge-in-costa-rica-following-security San Jose, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Corruption is currently the second most important problem for Costa Rican population, said the National Survey of Assessment of Corruption 2017, carried out by the Comptroller General Office. Rafael Correa to Receive Order Jose Marti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12512&SEO=rafael-correa-to-receive-order-jose-marti Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa to talk today with his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, and to receive the Order Jose Marti, the highest medal awarded by the Cuban Council of State to foreign personalities for their contribution to peace. Cuba: World Experts to Talk on Hematology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12511&SEO=cuba-world-experts-to-talk-on-hematology Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 24 countries of the planet will come to Cuba to discuss on leukemia, immunology, coagulation problems and others, during the celebration of the 8th Cuban Congress of Hematology (Hematology 2017), to start on May 8 in the Cuban capital. Ecuadorian Minister Praises Cuban Contribution to Sport Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12507&SEO=ecuadorian-minister-praises-cuban-contribution-to-sport-achievements Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Minister for Sport Pamela Morcillo Ortiz praised Thursday the Cuban contribution in the development and the achievements reached by Ecuador in the field of sports. UN Describes Astana Memorandum on Syrian Conflict as Positive http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12506&SEO=un-describes-astana-memorandum-on-syrian-conflict-as-positive United Nations, May 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura described the signing of a memorandum in Astana, seeking to establish a safe zone in Syria, as positive and promising. Begins In Cuba Discussions on Peace and Abolition of Military Bases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12503&SEO=begins-in-cuba-discussions-on-peace-and-abolition-of-military-bases Guantánamo, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 300 delegates started here today the debates about world peace sustainability and the threats posed by the increase of military bases, as part of an International Seminar to address these issues. Cubans Grateful to Ecuador for Supporting House Construction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12502&SEO=cubans-grateful-to-ecuador-for-supporting-house-construction Santiago de Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Residents of the neighborhood Abel Santamaria in this Cuban eastern city expressed their gratitude to Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa for the support given by his government to rebuild and construct homes that were destroyed when hurricane Sandy lashed Santiago de Cuba in October 2012. About 750 Oppressors Could Benefit from 2X1 Law in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12501&SEO=about-750-oppressors-could-benefit-from-2x1-law-in-argentina Buenos Aires, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The controversial ruling approved by the Argentine Supreme Court, which declares applicable a law to reduce the number of people detained with crimes against humanity, would benefit 750 oppressors approximately. Leaders of Armed Groups Arrested in Venezuela, Says Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12500&SEO=leaders-of-armed-groups-arrested-in-venezuela-says-maduro Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed today the arrest of four leaders of the armed groups operating in eastern Caracas, linked to the violent protests organized by the opposition''s extreme right-wing in this country. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Deplores Interference by Colombian Gov't http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12498&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-deplores-interference-by-colombian-govt Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez strongly condemned the statements made by her Colombian counterpart Maria Angela Holguin, who expressed her disagreement with the call for a National Constituent Assembly made by President Nicolas Maduro. Cultural Festival Romerías de Mayo in Cuba Pays Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12497&SEO=cultural-festival-romerias-de-mayo-in-cuba-pays-tribute-to-fidel Holguín, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Several events within the Romerias de Mayo (May Pilgrimages) evoked today the legacy of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to whom the event is dedicated. 22 Corpses from Iranian Coal Mine Recovered, 13 more Dead Expected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12496&SEO=22-corpses-from-iranian-coal-mine-recovered-13-more-dead-expected Tehran, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Rescue teams recovered 22 corpses from a coal mine that exploded in northwestern Iran and continue working to rescue other 13 trapped miners, though they do not expect to find them alive, officials said. Neo-Nazi Scandal in Army Puts German Minister in Trouble http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12493&SEO=neo-nazi-scandal-in-army-puts-german-minister-in-trouble Berlin, May 4 (Prensa Latina) After German media revealed the existence of a neo-Nazi network in the national army, Defense Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, sets sight today on public opinion. Syrian Media Highlights Negotiations in Astana, Kazakhstan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12492&SEO=syrian-media-highlights-negotiations-in-astana-kazakhstan Damascus, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian media highlighted today the bilateral meetings hold by the national delegation during the Fourth meeting on the Crisis in this country, held in Astana, Kazakhstan capital. Serbia Confiscates Weapons Allegedly Destined for Macedonia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12491&SEO=serbia-confiscates-weapons-allegedly-destined-for-macedonia Belgrade, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Military Intelligence Agency (MIA) of Serbia has confiscated a large arms cache, allegedly destined for Macedonia, Blic online posted today. CARICOM to Mount Observer Mission for Elections in Bahamas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12489&SEO=caricom-to-mount-observer-mission-for-elections-in-bahamas Georgetown, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reported today from its headquarters in Guyana the creation of an observer mission to ensure the transparency in the Bahamas'', May 10 general elections. Colombia Opens III World Congress of Free Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12488&SEO=colombia-opens-iii-world-congress-of-free-zones Bogota, May 4 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos will officially open today, in the Caribbean city of Cartagenas de Indias, the III World Congress of Free Zones, which will be attended by more than 500 participants from 50 countries. Germany Monitors 600 Potential Extremists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12486&SEO=germany-monitors-600-potential-extremists Berlin, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BKA) monitors 657 people in Germany, suspected of practicing religious extremism, the newspaper Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung reported. Chinese Market Opened to Cuban Habanos Cigars http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12485&SEO=chinese-market-opened-to-cuban-habanos-cigars Beijing, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ambassador to China, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, highlighted the opportunities offered today by this nation for the Cuban tobacco market in its different ranges. Maradona to Visit India Before U-17 World Soccer Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12483&SEO=maradona-to-visit-india-before-u-17-world-soccer-championship New Delhi, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentinean soccer player Diego Armando Maradona confirmed today that he will visit the Indian city of Calcutta in September, one of the headquarters of the U-17 Men''s World Soccer Championship planned in this country from October 6 to 28. Holguin, a Perfect Venue for FITCuba 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12482&SEO=holguin-a-perfect-venue-for-fitcuba-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The main recreational fair not only in Cuba, but the entire Caribbean, FITCuba 2017, is taking place in the eastern city of Holguin, the island''s fourth travel sector. China: Top Investor and Job Creator in Africa in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12481&SEO=china-top-investor-and-job-creator-in-africa-in-2016 Abuja, May 4 (Prensa Latina) China''s direct investment in Africa in 2016 reportedly totaled $ 66.4 billion and created almost 131,000 jobs. Brazil to Launch Geostationary Satellite From French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12480&SEO=brazil-to-launch-geostationary-satellite-from-french-guiana Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s first geostationary defense and communications satellite (SGDC-1) will be put into orbit today from the Kourou aerospace base in French Guiana, confirmed the Presidency of the Republic. More Than 1,900 Cases of Measles in Italy This Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12479&SEO=more-than-1900-cases-of-measles-in-italy-this-year Rome, May 4 (Prensa Latina) From January to April 2017, were 1,920 measles cases reported in Italy, 88 percent of which were not vaccinated, reported today the Ministry of Health''s weekly bulletin. 140 Companies Attend Faicobol Business Roundtable in Cochabamba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12478&SEO=140-companies-attend-faicobol-business-roundtable-in-cochabamba 04 de mayo de 2017, 10:48La Paz, May 4 (Prensa Latina) About 140 commerce, services, and industry companies participate in the Business Roundtable of the International Fair of Cochabamba, which continues today in that city of central Bolivia. Vietnamese Govt Calls for Boosting Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12476&SEO=vietnamese-govt-calls-for-boosting-mining Hanoi, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, said today measures will be taken to boost mining, one of the issues addressed at a government meeting that analyzed the country''s socio-economic situation. Book on Fidel Castro Presented in Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12475&SEO=book-on-fidel-castro-presented-in-mexico Mexico, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The book Fidel: El hombre que se atrevió a vencer (Fidel: The Man Who Dared to Win), by the Mexican writer Pablo Moctezuma, was reportedly presented today at Azcapotzalco International Book Fair, the city''s delegation. Experts From Cuba and USA Discuss About Sclerosis http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12474&SEO=experts-from-cuba-and-usa-discuss-about-sclerosis Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) U.S. specialists are meeting today with their Cuban counter parts in the framework of the 2nd CIREN-USA Clinical-Scientific Exchange on Multiple Sclerosis, which the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) will host until tomorrow. Colombian President Receives UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12473&SEO=colombian-president-receives-un-security-council Bogota, May 4 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos is receiving today members of the UN Security Council, who will carry out a three-day visit to Colombia to observe the progress of the peace process. South Africa, Still a Gateway to Africa, Says Finance Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12472&SEO=south-africa-still-a-gateway-to-africa-says-finance-minister Pretoria, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) taking place in Durban till Friday shows that South Africa continues to be a gateway to the rest of Africa, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Ecuador's President Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12470&SEO=ecuadors-president-visits-cuba Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa is today in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba where he starts a two-day visit to the island during which he''ll pay tribute to late Fidel Castro and be conferred the Order Jose Marti, the country''s highest distinction. Cuba Gets Record Number of Foreign Tourists in Four Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12464&SEO=cuba-gets-record-number-of-foreign-tourists-in-four-months Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Two million foreign tourists have arrived in Cuba in the first four months of the year for a record number and a 15% increase, recorded 39 days earlier than last year. A Bridge to Havana Festival to Welcome Colombian Musicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12463&SEO=a-bridge-to-havana-festival-to-welcome-colombian-musicians Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Colombian musicians will share the stage from May 9 to 14, as part of the 6th Festival A bridge to Havana, organizers confirmed today. Trump Offers Himself as Mediator Between Palestine-Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12462&SEO=trump-offers-himself-as-mediator-between-palestine-israel Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, offered today to mediate in the search for a peace agreement between Palestine and Israel. Trade Unionists Champion in Cuba the World Proletariat Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12455&SEO=trade-unionists-champion-in-cuba-the-world-proletariat-unity Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Trade unionists all over the world championed the strengthening for unity so as to face up the capitalist offensive at a meeting of the Executive Council of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), held at the Havana International Conference Center. It is Time to End the Israeli Occupation, Says Palestinian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12454&SEO=it-is-time-to-end-the-israeli-occupation-says-palestinian-president Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said today in this capital that it was time for Israel to put an end to occupation of Palestinian territories and reiterated the need for a negotiated solution to the conflict between both countries, based on the concept of two States. Cuba Reaches Two million Tourists in May 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12453&SEO=cuba-reaches-two-million-tourists-in-may-2017 Holguin, Cuba, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reached two million tourists this month, 39 days earlier than planned for this year, according to the the 37th edition of the International Tourism Fair (FitCuba-2017). Begins in Cuba Tenth Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12452&SEO=begins-in-cuba-tenth-conference-against-homophobia-and-transphobia Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The tenth Cuban edition of the Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia began today with the presentation of the educational campaign Me Incluyo (I am Including Myself), centered on promoting in the country''s schools the respect for sexual diversity and orientation. CAF to Support Bi-oceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12451&SEO=caf-to-support-bi-oceanic-railway La Paz, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Luis Carranza, president of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), conveyed his full support for the Bolivian government in regional integration projects, such as the bi-oceanic train to link the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Rejected Seizure, Burning of PDVSA Tanker Truck in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12450&SEO=rejected-seizure-burning-of-pdvsa-tanker-truck-in-venezuela Caracas, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The president of the company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Eulogio del Pino, condemned today the kidnapping and burning of a gas tanker truck in Cabudare municipality, Lara state, by violent groups financed by the far right. Iran, Cuba to Increase Medical-Scientific Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12449&SEO=iran-cuba-to-increase-medical-scientific-collaboration Tehran, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Specialists and authorities in Iran and Cuba held talks in this capital to determine the possibilities and conditions for expanding bilateral collaboration in the medical-scientific field, a diplomatic source announced today. World Economic Forum Kicks Off in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12448&SEO=world-economic-forum-kicks-off-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma welcomed hundreds of business leaders attending the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) in Durban, saying that South Africa will once again prove to the world that the country is capable of hosting any major event. Syria- One Killed in Terrorist Attacks in Damascus,Hama and Homs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12447&SEO=syria-one-killed-in-terrorist-attacks-in-damascushama-and-homs Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) One person was killed and another one was wounded by terrorist attacks with mortar shells against the Harasta suburb, east of Damascus, police sources reported. Argentine Child Victim of Blue Whale Online Suicide Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12446&SEO=argentine-child-victim-of-blue-whale-online-suicide-game Buenos Aires, May 3 (Prensa Latina) A 14-year-old Argentine boy continues today between life and death, a victim of the dangerous online game Blue Whale, which encourages to challenges that lead people to suicide. United Nations Celebrates World Press Freedom Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12445&SEO=united-nations-celebrates-world-press-freedom-day United Nations, May 3 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the role of journalists and other media professionals who raise their voices to give it to those who do not have it. US Test-fires ICBM Traveling 4,200 Miles to South Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12444&SEO=us-test-fires-icbm-traveling-4200-miles-to-south-pacific Washington, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The United States Air Force test-launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California to the Pacific Ocean, the military said in a statement. 280 Cases of Ultra-Right Extremists Investigated in the German Army http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12443&SEO=280-cases-of-ultra-right-extremists-investigated-in-the-german-army Berlin, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Military intelligence services are currently investigating 280 cases of possible right-wing extremists in the ranks of the German army, the Defense Ministry informed today. Lebanese Army Arrests Fugitives; Charges Suspected Terrorists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12442&SEO=lebanese-army-arrests-fugitives-charges-suspected-terrorists 03 de mayo de 2017, 12:06Beirut, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Lebanese army arrested several fugitives during raids in the northeast of the country, while a military judge charged 10 people, Syrian and national, for alleged membership in the Islamic State terrorist group. Vietnamese Bank Plans to Open Representation Office in New York http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12441&SEO=vietnamese-bank-plans-to-open-representation-office-in-new-york Hanoi, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Commercial Bank of Vietnam (Vietcombank) plans to open a representative office in the US city of New York and subsidiaries in Australia and Laos, indicated the media here today. Giro d'Italia Renounces to Award Downhill Cycling Prizes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12439&SEO=giro-ditalia-renounces-to-award-downhill-cycling-prizes Milan, Italy, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the Giro d''Italia decided today to cancel their innovative initiative to award the prizes of downhill speeds, after criticisms generated by the proposal. More New Clandestine Graves Discovered in Morelia,Mexico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12438&SEO=more-new-clandestine-graves-discovered-in-moreliamexico Mexico, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Three clandestine graves with the same number of bodies were found in a dairy in Morelia, Michoacán (west of here), reported the state Attorney General''s Office (PGJE) today. Santos Announces Great Natural Gas Discovery in Caribbean Colombian http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12437&SEO=santos-announces-great-natural-gas-discovery-in-caribbean-colombian Bogota, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos has announced today the discovery of a large gas field in the Colombian Caribbean, considered the biggest finding of that kind in the last 28 years. Caribbean on Alert over Kick 'em Jenny Underwater Volcano http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12436&SEO=caribbean-on-alert-over-kick-em-jenny-underwater-volcano Saint George, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Several insular nations in the Eastern Caribbean are now closely monitoring the intensity of the Kick-''em-Jenny underwater volcano, located five miles north of Grenada. Cuba Recognizes Importance of Arthroscopy Event http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12435&SEO=cuba-recognizes-importance-of-arthroscopy-event Ciego de Avila, Cuba May 3 (Prensa Latina) Swiss expert, Peter Buess, has acknowledged here today that arthroscopy courses, developed in this city, are a bridge for the exchange of experience between European and Cuban specialists. Bilateral Cease-fire Compliance Certified in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12434&SEO=bilateral-cease-fire-compliance-certified-in-colombia Bogotá, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Conflict Analysis Resource Center (CERAC) said today that the bilateral cease-fire enacted since last August was fulfilled by the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, in the middle of the disarmament process. Clashes Between Terrorists Continue Northeast of Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12432&SEO=clashes-between-terrorists-continue-northeast-of-damascus Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Clashes between terrorist groups in the region of Gutta, east of this capital, continue and even prevent the arrival of humanitarian aid, local media and military sources reported. Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Says Dialogue with Iran Is Unlikely http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12430&SEO=saudi-deputy-crown-prince-says-dialogue-with-iran-is-unlikely Riyadh, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz said that a conciliatory dialogue with Iran is unlikely, and demanded to punish corruption in the kingdom strongly because ''no one is above the law''. Executive Director of the World Food Programme Visits Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12428&SEO=executive-director-of-the-world-food-programme-visits-syria Damascus, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley reportedly visits Syria and held talks with Prime Minister Imad Khamis and other senior Syrian officials. International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2017 Begins Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12423&SEO=international-tourism-fair-fitcuba-2017-begins-today Holguin, Cuba 3 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Tourism Fair of Cuba (FITCuba 2017) begins today in this eastern city with delegations from dozens of countries and the interest to boost the tour industry in the archipelago. Foreign Minister Denounces Opposition Calls to Rebellion in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12421&SEO=foreign-minister-denounces-opposition-calls-to-rebellion-in-venezuela San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned today the opposition calls to rebellion in Venezuela, although she hoped that the people will exercise their constitutional power to defeat interventionism. Ecuadorian President Starts Visit to Cuba with Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12420&SEO=ecuadorian-president-starts-visit-to-cuba-with-tribute-to-fidel Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa starts an official visit today to Cuba during which he will render tribute to the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro, he is to be invested with several important distinctions and will tour centers of interest in the country. Increase in Malaria Cases in South African Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12419&SEO=increase-in-malaria-cases-in-south-african-province Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) At least 624 cases of malaria (malaria) have been diagnosed in the South African province of Limpopo this year, the highest figure in recent years, local authorities said. Economic Forum Opens in Durban, South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12417&SEO=economic-forum-opens-in-durban-south-africa Pretoria, May 3 (Prensa Latina) With inclusive growth as the main target in discussions world and African leaders and business executives opened in Durban, South Africa, the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa). Ombudsman's Office in Carabobo, Venezuela, Vandalized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12415&SEO=ombudsmans-office-in-carabobo-venezuela-vandalized Caracas, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Ombudsman Tarek William Saab denounced the ombudsman''s office in Valencia, state of Carabobo, was the target of arson and looting by sympathizers of the ultra right wing opposition. Hizbullah Movement Leader Warns Lebanon Reaching Abyss Edge http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12413&SEO=hizbullah-movement-leader-warns-lebanon-reaching-abyss-edge Beirut, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Secretary-General of the Hizbullah Shiite movement (Party of God), Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, has today warned that Lebanon was ''reaching the edge of the abyss'' and urged all political forces to take on their full responsibility. Cuban Foreign Minister Highlights CELAC Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12409&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-highlights-celac-sovereignty San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted today the atmosphere of constructive debate, with which the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) tackles the violent attacks against democracy in Venezuela. Canada Seeks to Expand Trade with MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12405&SEO=canada-seeks-to-expand-trade-with-mercosur Ottawa, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau''s Government is today debating the most essential issues for a free trade agreement with the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. UN Demands More Help for Central African Republic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12403&SEO=un-demands-more-help-for-central-african-republic United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The World Food Program (WFP) demanded Tuesday more funds to help the Central African Republic, a nation receiving each time less financial support and resources, and at the same time, facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the planet. Buenos Aires Government, Teachers Unions Still at Odds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12401&SEO=buenos-aires-government-teachers-unions-still-at-odds Buenos Aires, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The government of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina''s largest and most populated, and the provincial teachers'' unions failed again today to settled a wage hike dispute. The educators ratified a march of protest by mid May. Health of Palestinians on Hunger Strike Deteriorates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12400&SEO=health-of-palestinians-on-hunger-strike-deteriorates Ramallah, May 2 (Prensa Latina) After 16 days of hunger strike, the health of more than 20 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons has seriously deteriorated, reason why today they were transferred to hospitals. CELAC Begins Meeting on Venezuelan Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12397&SEO=celac-begins-meeting-on-venezuelan-situation San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Salvador Sánchez Cerán requested today respect and openness to find a solution with the help of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to the crisis generated by the right-wing in Venezuela. National Lyric Theater of Cuba to Premiere the Opera Werther http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12394&SEO=national-lyric-theater-of-cuba-to-premiere-the-opera-werther Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Lyric Theater of Cuba is working on its version of the opera Werther, with music by French composer Jules Massenet, in the face of the premiere, scheduled for May 12. Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Hits Six-year High in April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12393&SEO=eurozone-manufacturing-activity-hits-six-year-high-in-april London, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The manufacturing activity of the Eurozone rose in April at a fastest pace of six years, before a strong demand and despite rise of prices, published today the Information and Analysis Pollster Markit IHS. Cuban Medical Brigade Reaches One Month of Activity in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12392&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-reaches-one-month-of-activity-in-peru Piura, Peru, May 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban medical brigade today celebrated a month of solidarity work in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings, with attention to the victims of heavy rains registered in the region of Piura. USA Finishes Installation of Controversial Missile Shield in S.Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12391&SEO=usa-finishes-installation-of-controversial-missile-shield-in-s.korea Seoul, May 2 (Prensa Latina) United States troops in the Republic of South Korea finished today the installation of the anti-missile shield Thaad despite the strong protests and polemic unleashed over the cost of setting it up. Study Shows Effect of Galaxy Collisions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12390&SEO=study-shows-effect-of-galaxy-collisions Washington, May 2 (Prensa Latina) U.S. scientists have showed in a study released today that galaxy collisions, especially those of abundant molecular gas, can eject bursts as new stars are formed inside them. Cuba Calls to Dismantle Campaign Against Integrationist Processes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12389&SEO=cuba-calls-to-dismantle-campaign-against-integrationist-processes Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Secretary of the Cuban Workers'' Confederation (CTC), Ulises Guilarte, called today on the forces of the left-wing to dismantle the media campaigns of discredit against the integrationist processes of the region. Iran Welcomes International Presence in Tehran Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12388&SEO=iran-welcomes-international-presence-in-tehran-book-fair Tehran, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Reza Salehi Amiri, described the presence of 300 foreign publicists to the 30th edition of the International Book Fair in this capital as the ''peak moment''. Evo Morales Confident in Recovering Bolivian Access to Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12385&SEO=evo-morales-confident-in-recovering-bolivian-access-to-pacific La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales is considering today that the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will favor Bolivia in its claim to recover the sovereign access to the sea, snatched by Chile in 1879. China Urges to Halt anti-Missile System in South Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12380&SEO=china-urges-to-halt-anti-missile-system-in-south-korea Beijing, May 2 (Prensa Latina) China urged today the immediate suspension of the deployment of the US anti-missile system in the Republic of Korea and insisted on peaceful negotiation as the only practical way to achieve nuclear disarmament in that area. National Ballet of Cuba to Begin Presentations in Spain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12378&SEO=national-ballet-of-cuba-to-begin-presentations-in-spain Madrid, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) will begin a three-month European tour in Spain tomorrow, with numerous presentations in cities in this country, Italy, and France. UNICEF: Severe Child Malnutrition Rises in Somalia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12377&SEO=unicef-severe-child-malnutrition-rises-in-somalia United Nations, May 2 (Prensa Latrina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that severe malnutrition in Somali children has increased by 50 percent this year, making a total of 1.4 million affected children. Mexico's Armed Clash Kills Eight People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12373&SEO=mexicos-armed-clash-kills-eight-people Mexico, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Mexican Navy forces (SEMAR) have repelled the attack of an armed group that killed eight people, including one marine, it was reported today. Maduro Summons Opposition Leaders to Explain Constitutional Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12372&SEO=maduro-summons-opposition-leaders-to-explain-constitutional-process Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has summoned a meeting with opposition leaders to show them the process of the National Constitutional Assembly he called to preserve the country''s peace. Emmanuel Macron Keeps Lead in Race for French Presidency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12371&SEO=emmanuel-macron-keeps-lead-in-race-for-french-presidency París, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The center-liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron is a clear favorite to win the presidential elections in France, with a comfortable lead of some 20 points over the ultra-right nominee Marine Le Pen. El Salvador Hosts Emergency Meeting of CELAC FMs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12370&SEO=el-salvador-hosts-emergency-meeting-of-celac-fms San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) will discuss possible solutions to the situation in Venezuela, during an emergency meeting convened by the Bolivarian Government. Terrorist Attacks Claim Victims in Syria's Hasaka Province http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12369&SEO=terrorist-attacks-claim-victims-in-syrias-hasaka-province Damascus, May 2 (Prensa Latina) One person was reportedly killed and 15 others injured in attacks by terrorists in the town of Rajn al-Slaibi in the Syrian province of Hasaka, 710 kilometers northeast of Damascus. President Zuma to Preside Over World Economic Forum in Durban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12368&SEO=president-zuma-to-preside-over-world-economic-forum-in-durban Pretoria, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma will lead South African delegation to the World Economic Forum on Africa to be held from May 3-5, 2017 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center in Durban. Cuba Is a Symbol of Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12366&SEO=cuba-is-a-symbol-of-unity Pinar del Rio, Cuba, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Robert Miller, a London resident who is the director of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, on Monday described Cuba as a symbol of unity and conviction that a better world is possible. Organization of May Day Parade in Cuba Highlighted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12365&SEO=organization-of-may-day-parade-in-cuba-highlighted Matanzas, Cuba, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Netherlands Antilles'' Humanitarian Aid Foundation, Dick Assink, said today that he was very impressed by the International Workers'' Day parade in this western city. Tony Blair Predicts that Brits will Regret Brexit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12364&SEO=tony-blair-predicts-that-brits-will-regret-brexit London, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Former Prime Minister Tony Blair assured that the British people will repent of their departure from the European Union (EU), an initiative known as Brexit, and that they will want to return to that community, The Daily Mirror newspaper reported on Monday. Evo Morales Says Unity Is the Best Gift for Bolivian Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12363&SEO=evo-morales-says-unity-is-the-best-gift-for-bolivian-workers 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:51La Paz, May 1 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stated today that unity and the social achievements made by the 11-year Democratic-Cultural Revolution are the best gifts for Bolivians on the International Workers'' Day. Cuba: Mass Support for the Revolution during May Day Celebrations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12360&SEO=cuba-mass-support-for-the-revolution-during-may-day-celebrations 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:26Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Cubans from all generations today expressed their commitment to the socialist project of the Revolution during the celebrations on the International Workers'' Day. A May Day of Commitment to Fidel and History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12358&SEO=a-may-day-of-commitment-to-fidel-and-history 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:11Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) There are many reasons to celebrate the International Workers'' Day in Cuba, but this May Day people also confirmed their pledge to the legacy of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and his continuity in the new generations. France Attacks Islamic Army Base in Burkina Faso http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12355&SEO=france-attacks-islamic-army-base-in-burkina-faso Bamako, May 1 (Prensa Latina) French army forces stationed in Mali attacked an Islamic group that began operations in Burkina Faso a few weeks ago, according to a statement by public media. Cubans, Foreign Guests Celebrate May Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12353&SEO=cubans-foreign-guests-celebrate-may-day Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Millions of Cubans throughout the island are celebrating May Day, being the major march at Havana Revolution Square as there are also rallies in all 15 provincial capitals in which over 1,600 foreign guests are participating. Cuba and Costa Rica Express Interest in Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12352&SEO=cuba-and-costa-rica-express-interest-in-collaboration 01 de mayo de 2017, 09:21San Jose, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Maria Dolores Rivero, the development director of Grupo Empresarial Ganadero, attached to the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture, expressed her country''s interest in strengthening collaboration and exchanging experiences in stockbreeding with Costa Rica. Santiago de Cuba Holds May Day Parade Inspired by Fidel Castro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12351&SEO=santiago-de-cuba-holds-may-day-parade-inspired-by-fidel-castro Santiago de Cuba, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Since the beginning, with an anthem based on the concept of Revolution stated by Fidel Castro, the parade on the International Workers'' Day was inspired by the leader of the Cuban Revolution. Syria Pays Tribute to Working Class on International Workers' Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12349&SEO=syria-pays-tribute-to-working-class-on-international-workers-day Damascus, May 1 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the International Workers'' Day, Syrian workers reiterated their support for the Army and the people in the struggle against terrorism, as stated by trade unions, political and national government organizations. UNESCO Acknowledges High Quality of Cuban Jazz Musicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12348&SEO=unesco-acknowledges-high-quality-of-cuban-jazz-musicians Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The celebrations on the International Day of Jazz held in Cuba are an acknowledgement of the high quality of Cuban jazz musicians by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Raul Castro Presides Over May Day Parade in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12346&SEO=raul-castro-presides-over-may-day-parade-in-havana Havana, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro is presiding over the main event on Workers'' International Day at Havana''s Revolution Square, where a mass parade in defense of socialism is taking place. Mexican Stockbreeders Apply Cuban Experience to Produce Forage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12344&SEO=mexican-stockbreeders-apply-cuban-experience-to-produce-forage Mexico, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The project of nutritional forests for the production of improved pastures acquired from Cuba is being successfully developed in Veracruz, Jesus Ortega, president of the Livestock Association of this Mexican state, said. Tribute to Fidel Castro Concludes in Acapulco http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12342&SEO=tribute-to-fidel-castro-concludes-in-acapulco Acapulco, Mexico, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The 1st International Seminar in Honor of Fidel Castro concluded here on Sunday after deepening and expanding the teachings of the philosophical thinking of the leader of the Cuban Revolution. Cuban President Decorates Outstanding Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12341&SEO=cuban-president-decorates-outstanding-workers 30 de abril de 2017, 20:46Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro decorated ten outstanding workers with the titles of Hero and Heroine of Work of the Republic of Cuba, local media reported on Sunday. World Musicians Celebrate in Cuba International Jazz Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12339&SEO=world-musicians-celebrate-in-cuba-international-jazz-day 30 de abril de 2017, 19:14Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) World musicians met in Havana Sunday to send a message of peace and promote dialogue among cultures through the power of music at the International Jazz Day 2017. Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Celebrate 40 Years of their First Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12337&SEO=mothers-of-plaza-de-mayo-celebrate-40-years-of-their-first-round Buenos Aires, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo are celebrating today four decades of their first round in the struggle to recover their missing children during Argentinean military dictatorship (1976-1983). Ukrainian Army Attacks Rebel Military Vehicle in Lugansk http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12336&SEO=ukrainian-army-attacks-rebel-military-vehicle-in-lugansk Kiev, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) A militiaman was killed and another was injured when the Ural truck they were traveling in was hit today in the self-proclaimed republic of Lugansk by an unmanned anti-tank missile fired by the Ukrainian army. Plaque Immortalizes Canoe Expedition from the Amazon to the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12335&SEO=plaque-immortalizes-canoe-expedition-from-the-amazon-to-the-caribbean Puerto de Misahualli, Ecuador, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) In the port of Misahualli, in the Ecuadorian province of Napo, a commemorative plaque immortalized the scientific expedition in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, which Latin American experts led by Cuban geographer Antonio Nuñez Jimenez carried out 30 years ago. Bolivian President Condemns Permanent Aggression against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12334&SEO=bolivian-president-condemns-permanent-aggression-against-venezuela La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today condemned the permanent aggression against Venezuela and the interventionist statements by the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. Cuban National Ballet Tours Spain, Italy and France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12332&SEO=cuban-national-ballet-tours-spain-italy-and-france Havana, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Ballet of Cuba (BNC) on Sunday begins a tour of Spain, Italy and France until July 20, the top officials from the company, directed by prima ballerina assoluta Alicia Alonso, said. Cuban Communist Party Official Meets Leader of A Just Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12329&SEO=cuban-communist-party-official-meets-leader-of-a-just-russia Moscow, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Sergei Mironov, chairman of the party A Just Russia, received here the leader of the International Relations Department of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), Juan Carlos Marsan, diplomatic sources said on Sunday. South Africa Will Host Economic Forum on Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12322&SEO=south-africa-will-host-economic-forum-on-africa Pretoria Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) South Africa will host the 27th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which will take place next week, to focus on achieving inclusive growth in the continent. Mystery Illness Has Killed 9 in Liberia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12321&SEO=mystery-illness-has-killed-9-in-liberia Monrovia, April 30 (Prensa Latina) A mysterious illness that has caused nine deaths and eight infected in a town close to this city, capital of Liberia, is keeping health authorities at bay. FITCuba-2017´s Expectations Grow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12320&SEO=fitcuba-2017as-expectations-grow Havana, April 30 (Prensa Latina) Just two days before the opening of the 37th International Tourism Fair (FITCuba-2017), expectations grow among tour operators and journalists. Prensa Latina Reopens its Office in USA after 50 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12319&SEO=prensa-latina-reopens-its-office-in-usa-after-50-years Washington, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America news agency Prensa Latina has officially reopened its correspondent´s office in the United States to tackle down political, economic and social developments after a half-century of absence. France Urges USA to Observe Climate Change Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12318&SEO=france-urges-usa-to-observe-climate-change-agreement Paris, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) French Environment Minister Segolene Royal has urged the United States to respect the commitments included in the agreement to fight climate change, sealed in Paris during the 2015 climate summit. Uruguayan Senator Condemns Almagro, OAS Actions Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12317&SEO=uruguayan-senator-condemns-almagro-oas-actions-against-venezuela Montevideo, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Senator Leonardo De León, from Broad Front, has condemned actions carried out by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro against Venezuela and highlighted the peace-looking approach of the Venezuelan Government in the national and regional political context. ASEAN Summit Concludes with New Integration Step Forward http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12315&SEO=asean-summit-concludes-with-new-integration-step-forward 29 de abril de 2017, 11:54Manila, April 29 (Prensa Latina) South East Asian leaders have today adopted a declaration on the role of the civil service as a catalyst for achieving ASEAN Community´s Vision-2025, at the conclusion of a summit in this capital. Bolivian Ombudsman Office to Seek Justice for Detainees in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12314&SEO=bolivian-ombudsman-office-to-seek-justice-for-detainees-in-chile La Paz, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The Ombudsman of Bolivia is working on a campaign in social media in order to join forces to gain the liberation of Bolivian custom officers who are currently detained in Chile. Child Labor Grows in Mexico; School Dropouts, too http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12312&SEO=child-labor-grows-in-mexico-school-dropouts-too 29 de abril de 2017, 10:57Mexico, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) One every 10 Mexican children and adolescents do not attend school and eight out of 100 are in need of work, according to data from the National Institute of Geography and Statistics (INEGI). ASEAN Holds Summit in Philippines among Regional Challenges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12310&SEO=asean-holds-summit-in-philippines-among-regional-challenges Manila, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 30th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) opened in Manila, the Philippines today with leaders of the 10 member nations looking to strengthen connectivity and promote the bloc as a global player. May Day with Fidel and Maduro, Requests 'El Cuate' http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12309&SEO=may-day-with-fidel-and-maduro-requests-el-cuate Acapulco, Mexico, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The great friend of Fidel Castro, Antonio ''El Cuate'' del Conde, facilitator of the Granma expedition, requested today to march next May Day with the flags hoisted by Fidel Castro and Nicolás Maduro. Colombian Gasoline's Prices Rise for the Third Time this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12308&SEO=colombian-gasolines-prices-rise-for-the-third-time-this-year Bogota, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) For the third consecutive month, the Ministry of Mines and Energy decided to increase again the fuel prices, a measure that will come into effect on May 1st. Polls Predict Drop in French Ballot http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12307&SEO=polls-predict-drop-in-french-ballot 29 de abril de 2017, 09:56Paris, April 29 (Prensa Latina) Several surveys released today predict that voter turnout in the French presidential election run-off will be less than in the first round, a situation that, if confirmed, would be unprecedented in France. Spain Plans to Open New Consulate in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12306&SEO=spain-plans-to-open-new-consulate-in-cuba Madrid, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government is planning to open a new consulate in Cuba, an issue debated during the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez´s recent visit to Spain, Prensa Latina confirmed today. Spain Plans to Open New Consulate in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12305&SEO=spain-plans-to-open-new-consulate-in-cuba 29 de abril de 2017, 09:42Madrid, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government is planning to open a new consulate in Cuba, an issue debated during the Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez´s recent visit to Spain, Prensa Latina confirmed today. More Efforts Needed for Korean Stability, Denuclearization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12304&SEO=more-efforts-needed-for-korean-stability-denuclearization Beijing, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) More efforts should be made to achieve stability, denuclearization and sustainable peace on the Korean Peninsula, which has witnessed a continued escalation of tensions over the past months, China Government stressed Saturday. IS Claims Responsibility for Suicide Bombing in Baghdad http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12303&SEO=is-claims-responsibility-for-suicide-bombing-in-baghdad 29 de abril de 2017, 08:53Baghdad, April 29 (Prensa Latina) The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack that killed at least four people and injured six at an Iraqi highway patrol headquarters in Karrada district. Pope Francis Rebuffs in Egypt all Kinds of Fanaticism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12302&SEO=pope-francis-rebuffs-in-egypt-all-kinds-of-fanaticism Cairo, April 29 (PL) The only extremism allowed ... is that of charity, Pope Francis has said in Egypt at a crowded Mass in Cairo, with which the public activities of his two-day official visit ended. Business Fair in Cuba to Facilitate Offer Promotion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12301&SEO=business-fair-in-cuba-to-facilitate-offer-promotion 29 de abril de 2017, 01:40Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 4th edition of the Business Fair scheduled for May 10 to 25 in the Expocuba fair grounds, is expected as a space for economic actors to promote their offers and identify other potentialities. Jamaica to Host International Caribbean Event on Education http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12299&SEO=jamaica-to-host-international-caribbean-event-on-education 29 de abril de 2017, 00:20Kingston, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican city of Montego Bay will be the host of the 3rd International Conference on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Caribbean, from May 10 to 12. Afghan Taliban Announce Offensive against Foreign Troops http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12298&SEO=afghan-taliban-announce-offensive-against-foreign-troops 28 de abril de 2017, 20:10Kabul, April 28 (Prensa Latina) The resurgent Afghan Taliban movement announced today the start of a new offensive against national security forces and foreign troops, which have been stationed in Afghanistan for over 15 years. Transition Commissions Begin Working in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12296&SEO=transition-commissions-begin-working-in-ecuador 28 de abril de 2017, 19:57Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Outgoing President Rafael Correa and President elect Lenin Moreno led the first meeting for a power transition in Ecuador, which will conclude with the inauguration on May 24th. Brazilian Unions and People are Making History, Says Lula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12291&SEO=brazilian-unions-and-people-are-making-history-says-lula 28 de abril de 2017, 18:33Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian unions and people are making history, asserted today former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, during his assessment of the great participation in the general strike against the reforms fostered by Michel Temer. Bachelet Calls for Greater Integration in the Pacific Alliance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12290&SEO=bachelet-calls-for-greater-integration-in-the-pacific-alliance 28 de abril de 2017, 16:04Santiago, Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet highlighted the progress made in the Pacific Alliance (AP) as key to progress towards sustainable economic and social development. Senators Support Campaign to Free Bolivians Arrested in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12289&SEO=senators-support-campaign-to-free-bolivians-arrested-in-chile 28 de abril de 2017, 16:01La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Senators of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) supported today an international campaign demanding the release of nine Bolivians unjustly detained in Chile. Chinese Ambasssador Highlights Cuba-China Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12287&SEO=chinese-ambasssador-highlights-cuba-china-links 28 de abril de 2017, 15:41Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Ambassador to Havana, Chen Li, has highlighted Friday that relations between Cuba and China are now at their best moment. US Crime Database Included Children and Infants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12286&SEO=us-crime-database-included-children-and-infants 28 de abril de 2017, 15:29Washington, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The database of the government of President Donald Trump to deal with U.S. victims of a crime by immigrants is reportedly the subject of controversy over the inclusion of infants and children. Chile Rejects US Special Report on Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12285&SEO=chile-rejects-us-special-report-on-trade 28 de abril de 2017, 15:17Santiago, Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Affairs Directorate (Direcon) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile has rejected today the contents of the United States Special Report 301 related to trade. Cuban Ambassador Welcomes Peruvian Parliamentarian http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12283&SEO=cuban-ambassador-welcomes-peruvian-parliamentarian Lima, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to Peru, Sergio González, received a visit from Congressman Humberto Morales member of Peru''s Frente Amplio to discuss issues of common interest, diplomatic sources informed today. Trump Lies When he Minimizes Climate Change; Nobel Peace Prize Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12282&SEO=trump-lies-when-he-minimizes-climate-change-nobel-peace-prize-says Mexico, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump is lying when he minimizes climate change, stressed Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Nobel Peace Prize, in an interview here today. UN: US Threatens DPRK With New Unilateral Sanctions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12281&SEO=un-us-threatens-dprk-with-new-unilateral-sanctions United Nations, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson assured that although there are possibilities to talk to the government of the Popular Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United States saves its own right to aplly unilateral sanctions to those nations supoorting the North Korean country. Trump Approves Resumption of Oil Drilling on US Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12280&SEO=trump-approves-resumption-of-oil-drilling-on-us-coasts Washington, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) President of the United States Donald Trump signed an executive order that undoes the restrictions ordered by former President Barack Obama for oil and natural gas drilling offshore. Iran Reserves the Right to Respond to Attack From Pakistan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12279&SEO=iran-reserves-the-right-to-respond-to-attack-from-pakistan Tehran, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Iran warned Wednesday that it reserves the right to respond to the attack from Pakistan in which nine border guards died, while President Hassan Rouhani demanded Islamabad more diligence in the fight against terrorism. Cuban Speleologist Remembers Crossing The Amazon River http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12278&SEO=cuban-speleologist-remembers-crossing-the-amazon-river Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologist Alejandro Romero, a delegate of Cuban Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Man in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, remembered the trip in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, 30 years ago. Denmark Charges Six Men With Training, Fighting for Islamic State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12277&SEO=denmark-charges-six-men-with-training-fighting-for-islamic-state Copenhague,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Denmark''s public prosecutor''s office said today it had charged six men with allowing themselves to be recruited by Islamic State and fighting for the militant group in Syria. Nepal Set to Sign Agreement With China to Be Part of OBOR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12276&SEO=nepal-set-to-sign-agreement-with-china-to-be-part-of-obor Katmandú,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina)Nepal is set to sign an agreement with China to be part of the ''One Belt One Road Conference'' officials said today. Chile Hit by Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12275&SEO=chile-hit-by-earthquake Santiago de Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina Chile is still under the scourge of telluric movements,that started last Saturday, when a strong quake of 5.8 degrees in the Richter scale was felt Friday at noon in the central part of the South American country. US Soldier Avoids Jail After S.Korean Drugs Bust http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12274&SEO=us-soldier-avoids-jail-after-s.korean-drugs-bust Seoul,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) A US soldier charged with smuggling around $11.5 million worth of methamphetamine into South Korea walked free today, after a local court took his circumstances into consideration. NASA Finds Earth's Frozen Twin Planet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12273&SEO=nasa-finds-earths-frozen-twin-planet Washington,Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The hottest new exoplanet is anything but hot. Planet OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb is almost identical to Earth, except that it''s a ball of ice. Japan Warns of Possible Volcanic Eruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12271&SEO=japan-warns-of-possible-volcanic-eruption Tokyo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s meteorological authorities issued a warning for navigation near the underwater volcano Bayonnaise Rocks, which lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, 400 kilometers from the capital. Japan Warns of Possible Volcanic Eruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12272&SEO=japan-warns-of-possible-volcanic-eruption 28 de abril de 2017, 12:58Tokyo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s meteorological authorities issued a warning for navigation near the underwater volcano Bayonnaise Rocks, which lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, 400 kilometers from the capital. Qatar to Host Preparatory Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12269&SEO=qatar-to-host-preparatory-arab-conference-on-disaster-risk-reduction Doha, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Arab League (AL) and its member states, together with the United Nations, organize the third regional preparatory Arab conference on disaster risk reduction to be held in Qatar from next Sunday, organizers announced today. Irina Bokova Salutes Reappearance of UNESCO Magazine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12270&SEO=irina-bokova-salutes-reappearance-of-unesco-magazine París, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) After an absence of five years, the magazine Unesco Mail is again edited to contribute to the humanist mandate of that United Nations organization, stressed director general of the entity, Irina Bokova. Sharapova Reached the Semi-finals in Stuttgart Tennis Tournament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12268&SEO=sharapova-reached-the-semi-finals-in-stuttgart-tennis-tournament Stuttgart, Germany, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Maria Sharapova, former world number one, advanced to the semifinals of the German tournament in Stuttgart by beating Estonian Anett Kontaveit in two sets. Japan, US Conduct Military Maneuvers in Pacific Ocean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12267&SEO=japan-us-conduct-military-maneuvers-in-pacific-ocean Tokyo, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) Japan''s Defense Minister Tomomi Inada confirmed Tuesday that her country has made further military maneuvers with the United States in the Pacific Ocean, under the argument of demonstrating its commitment to stability in the region. Google and Facebook Fall into Phishing Scam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12266&SEO=google-and-facebook-fall-into-phishing-scam Washington, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) US companies Google and Facebook, giants within the computer industry, admitted today that they fell victims of phishing, a term used to identify scams based on identity theft. Turkey Intensifies Attacks in Northern Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12264&SEO=turkey-intensifies-attacks-in-northern-syria Damascus, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Turkish artillery bombed the village of Ras Ain in the northern Syrian province of Hassakeh, destroyed its drinking water plant and caused extensive damage to infrastructure, military sources confirmed today in Damascus. University of Camagüey Hosts International Scientific Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12262&SEO=university-of-camaguey-hosts-international-scientific-conference Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The University of Camagüey hosts today the International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (Cytdes-2017), scheduled in this central-eastern city from June 5 to 7. Lizt Alfonso Ballet Company Vibrates with New Show http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12261&SEO=lizt-alfonso-ballet-company-vibrates-with-new-show Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba ballet vibrates today of a new show, with music composed by one of the main exponents of Latin jazz worldwide, saxophonist Cesar Lopez. Cuban Government Approves Plan to Tackle Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12260&SEO=cuban-government-approves-plan-to-tackle-climate-change Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Council of Ministers has approved the State Plan to tackle climate change and thus counteract the damage this phenomenon would cause to the country in coming years, Granma daily reports today. Mexico Ensures Original Tequila http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12259&SEO=mexico-ensures-original-tequila Mexico, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Consumer''s Office (PROFECO) and the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT) reportedly signed today an agreement seeking to ensure the original quality of this Mexican flagship product. Outgoing, Incoming Governments Begin Transition Process in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12258&SEO=outgoing-incoming-governments-begin-transition-process-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The outgoing and incoming government teams in Ecuador are starting meetings today for the transition process established by the president, Rafael Correa, to ensure an orderly and transparent power transfer. Maduro Warns of Violent Face of Ultra Right Wing in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12257&SEO=maduro-warns-of-violent-face-of-ultra-right-wing-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro asserted that in the next few hours he will reveal the violent face of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) and the ultra-right, so that you will be aware of the truth of what is happening in Venezuela. Dissemination and Exchange, Priorities for Scientists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12256&SEO=dissemination-and-exchange-priorities-for-scientists Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The dissemination of information on epidemiological risks in various parts of the world is a priority area at the 6th International Conference on Giardia and Cryptosporidium, which concludes today in this capital. FAO, WFP Report on Food Crisis in Four Nations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12255&SEO=fao-wfp-report-on-food-crisis-in-four-nations Rome, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) today report on the food security situation in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Pope Francis Visits Egypt With Peace Message http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12254&SEO=pope-francis-visits-egypt-with-peace-message Cairo, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) With a message of peace and tolerance, Pope Francis arrives in Egypt today, where he will meet with the highest world authority of Sunni Islam, among other religious and political dignitaries. Priorities for Cuban Economy in 2018 Analyzed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12253&SEO=priorities-for-cuban-economy-in-2018-analyzed Havana, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban economy in 2018 will have among its priorities the support in production levels and investments associated to exports, import substitution , development programs and infrastructure as well as tourism demands, informed official sources. These and other economic issues were debated at the meeting of the Council of Ministers, presided by Army General Raul Castro, where directives were analyzed for the elaboration of the Economy Plan and the State Budget for next year, said today daily Granma. FMs Reaffirm ASEAN's Role to Promote Peace, Stability http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12252&SEO=fms-reaffirm-aseans-role-to-promote-peace-stability Manila, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have stressed today the need that the bloc promotes an active role in guaranteeing peace and stability. Disenchantment with Coup Lie Activates General Strike in Brazil: CUT http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12251&SEO=disenchantment-with-coup-lie-activates-general-strike-in-brazil-cut Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Beyond the contested pension and labor reforms, disillusionment with the coup lie also fuels today''s general strike, branded as the largest in Brazil''s history, according to the country''s trade union leaders. Venezuela's Withdrawal from OAS Claims Bolivarian Ideals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12250&SEO=venezuelas-withdrawal-from-oas-claims-bolivarian-ideals Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s withdrawal from the OAS claims the Bolivarian ideals of sovereignty and independence, established in the 1999 Constitution, constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra said here during an interview broadcast by the Venezolana de Television channel. Costa Rican Geriatricians to Reveal Secrets of Nicoyan Longevity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12249&SEO=costa-rican-geriatricians-to-reveal-secrets-of-nicoyan-longevity San José, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Doctors of the National Geriatric Hospital will research as of May, the secrets of longevity of the dwellers of the Nicoya península, in Costa Rican northwest and other zones of this country. Brazil to Formally Join the Bolivian Initiative of Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12248&SEO=brazil-to-formally-join-the-bolivian-initiative-of-bioceanic-train La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will formally join the project of the Bioceanic Railroad Corridor of Integration by signing next May 18 an understanding memorandum with Bolivia, main driving force of that initiative. Ecuador's Group in Power to attend National Convention May 1 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12247&SEO=ecuadors-group-in-power-to-attend-national-convention-may-1 Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Officialist Movement Alianza Pais, which retained power for the next four years in recent elections, prepares its next National Convention scheduled for May 1, International Workers'' Day. 'Disarmament of FARC-EP will Conclude in a Month,' Says Santos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12245&SEO=disarmament-of-farc-ep-will-conclude-in-a-month-says-santos Bogota, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said today that in a month, the FARC-EP should be disarmed, while praising that the Congress passed the law for the incorporation of that organization into the political life. International Cubadisco Fair to Include more Cultural Events http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12244&SEO=international-cubadisco-fair-to-include-more-cultural-events Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The 21st International Cubadisco Fair will be held from May 14-21 and includes educational exchanges, launching of albums and several concerts by artists from different countries, organizers said today. Venezuela Breaks Monroe Doctrine Chains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12241&SEO=venezuela-breaks-monroe-doctrine-chains Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said today that her country broke the chains of the Monroe doctrine, the US theory that suggests that America is for the United States. Cuba Ratifies Full Support to Venezuelan People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12237&SEO=cuba-ratifies-full-support-to-venezuelan-people Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government has ratified its commitment Thursday to support the people and government of Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro, now targets of a destabilization strategy by the Venezuelan rightwing. German Official Arrested when Posing as Syrian Refugee http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12236&SEO=german-official-arrested-when-posing-as-syrian-refugee Berlin, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) German police have arrested today an official who registered as a Syrian migrant in search of asylum, with the alleged aim of carrying out xenophobic attacks, a judicial source said. Japanese Prime Minister Travels to Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12235&SEO=japanese-prime-minister-travels-to-russia Tokyo, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Russia Thursday, to talk to President Vladimir Putin on economic, territorial and regional affairs of bilateral interest, in a tour that will also take him to the United Kingdom. USA Tries to Impose World Hegemony, Says Syrian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12234&SEO=usa-tries-to-impose-world-hegemony-says-syrian-president Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) What is happening in Syria, Korea, Iran, Russia and now in Venezuela is the United States'' open attempt to establish world hegemony, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Telesur. Russian Warship Collided; Sunk off Turkey Coasts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12233&SEO=russian-warship-collided-sunk-off-turkey-coasts Ankara, Apr 27 (prensa Latina) The Russian warship Liman sank today in the Black Sea near the Bosphorus Strait, about 30 kilometers northwest of Turkey''s coast, after it collided with merchat vessel. Its 78 crew members were rescued alive, the Turkish Coast Guard reported. European Parliament Criticizes Steps by Expresident http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12232&SEO=european-parliament-criticizes-steps-by-expresident Brussels, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The plenary of the European Parliament criticized the steps by former president Martin Schulz during his mandate between 2012 until the beginnings of the present year. U.S.A. Distorts Nuclear Deterrent, asserts DPRK Newspaper http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12231&SEO=u.s.a.-distorts-nuclear-deterrent-asserts-dprk-newspaper Pyongyang, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) An important newspaper of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) noted today that by distorting and exaggerating the reality about nuclear deterrence, the United States seeks to stigmatize the country and justify its campaign to crush it. Iran: Nine Border Guards Killed After Clashes With Balochi Terrorist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12230&SEO=iran-nine-border-guards-killed-after-clashes-with-balochi-terrorist Teherán,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Nine Iranian border guards were killed near Mirjaveh district after clashes with the armed Balochi insurgent group Army of Justice, the prosecutor general of Zahedan province Alí Movahedi Rad announced today. Cuban Dancing Company to Perform in US and Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12229&SEO=cuban-dancing-company-to-perform-in-us-and-colombia Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Irene Rodriguez Company will dance in the United States and Colombia in May, as announced by the dancer and dancing company director with the same name Thursday. Heavy Fighting Between Kurds and Turkish Forces in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12228&SEO=heavy-fighting-between-kurds-and-turkish-forces-in-syria Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Strong clashes are reportedly taking place between Kurdish militias and Turkish Army forces in the of Tell Abyad in northern Aleppo province. Children Pay The Price in Afghan Conflict: UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12227&SEO=children-pay-the-price-in-afghan-conflict-un Kabul,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Children account for one-third of civilian casualties in Afghanistan''s grinding conflict in the first three months of 2017, and are paying an increasingly high price in the fighting, a UN report said today in Kabul. Brazilian Trade Unions Ready for General Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12226&SEO=brazilian-trade-unions-ready-for-general-strike Brasilia, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s main trade union are finalizing today the details of the general strike scheduled for Friday, which could become the largest in the last three decades. Sharapova Reaches Quarterfinals After 2nd Win Since Return http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12225&SEO=sharapova-reaches-quarterfinals-after-2nd-win-since-return Stuttgart,Germany,Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Porsche Grand Prix by beating Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-1 today. Scientists Create Artificial Womb to Help Prematurely Born Babies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12224&SEO=scientists-create-artificial-womb-to-help-prematurely-born-babies Washington,Apr 27 Prensa Latina) Scientists have created an ''artificial womb'' in the hopes of someday using the device to save babies born extremely prematurely. French Film Festival Celebrates Two Decades in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12223&SEO=french-film-festival-celebrates-two-decades-in-cuba Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) An exhibition of the best French motion pictures will take place in Cuba''s movie theaters in May, when the 20th French Film Festival will take place. Cuba Achieves Great Results in Special Olympics in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12221&SEO=cuba-achieves-great-results-in-special-olympics-in-panama Panama, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) With four gold medals, two bronze and one silver, the Cuban delegation of just six athletes attending the 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games is leaving today. Call to Unity, Cooperation for Regional Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12220&SEO=call-to-unity-cooperation-for-regional-sustainable-development México, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development continues here today after a call made by president Enrique Peña Nieto to achieve unity, cooperation and regional integration. UNICEF Urges to Ban Corporal Punishment in Malaysia Schools http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12219&SEO=unicef-urges-to-ban-corporal-punishment-in-malaysia-schools Kuala Lumpur, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Funds (Unicef) urged Malaysia today to ban corporal punishment in schools and avoid in that way events such as the death of a students after a beating. United Kingdom Analyze Reality of Parasitology in Cuban Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12218&SEO=united-kingdom-analyze-reality-of-parasitology-in-cuban-conference Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Cryptosporidium laboratory reports have increased during the last two years in the United Kingdom, demonstrating the progress of that parasite through all regions of the planet, specialist Richard Elson said. UN Expert to Analyze Financial Transparency in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12217&SEO=un-expert-to-analyze-financial-transparency-in-panama United Nations, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The independent expert of the United Nations on external debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, announced today a visit in May to Panama to evaluate the impact of the fiscal evasions by individuals and enterprises. Bachelet Attends 'Tarnished' Anniversary of Chilean Carabineers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12216&SEO=bachelet-attends-tarnished-anniversary-of-chilean-carabineers Santiago de Chile, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will attend the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Corps of Carabineers, a day tinged with a millionaire fraud and allegations of corruption. Macron-Le Pen Gap Decreases as Elections Come Closer in France http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12215&SEO=macron-le-pen-gap-decreases-as-elections-come-closer-in-france Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The gap between the centrist-liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron and the right-wing, Marine Le Pen became shorter in the last few days prior to the second round of vote in France, according to a poll released today. First Stone for Bioelectrical Plant Construction to Be Placed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12213&SEO=first-stone-for-bioelectrical-plant-construction-to-be-placed Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The first stone for the construction of the ''Ciro Redondo'' bioelectric plant, in Ciego de Avila, will be symbolically placed today where this power plant will be built. Peace Bills Advance in Colombian Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12212&SEO=peace-bills-advance-in-colombian-congress Bogota, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) With the approval of the legislative act for the political reinstatement of the FARC-EP, the Colombian Congress is now proceeding with the rules for implementing the historic peace agreement signed at the end of 2016. HostelCuba Ends;It Confirms Growing Interest in the Island's Tourism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12211&SEO=hostelcuba-endsit-confirms-growing-interest-in-the-islands-tourism Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The HostelCuba Fair is concluding today with the certainty of the growing interest in the entertainment industry in Cuba, considered by some as an almost virgin territory for foreign investment with many possibilities. Venezuelans Back Decision to Leave OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12210&SEO=venezuelans-back-decision-to-leave-oas Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, supported actions taken by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to begin the process of withdrawal of this South American nation from the OAS. UNESCO Looks for New Director General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12209&SEO=unesco-looks-for-new-director-general Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The UNESCO Executive Board is continuing today the interviews with the nine candidates for director general of this agency, during which they should analyze several issues related to their projection for the position. Israel, Turkey Strike Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12207&SEO=israel-turkey-strike-syria Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) For the third time since 2013, Israeli missiles hit warehouses at Damascus International Airport, the Syrian capital, military sources said. China Refutes Deployment of THAAD anti-Missile Defense System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12206&SEO=china-refutes-deployment-of-thaad-anti-missile-defense-system Beijing, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry reaffirmed today its opposition to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Republic of Korea and pledged to continue its actual combat training to safeguard national security. French Academics Refute Media Distortion over Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12204&SEO=french-academics-refute-media-distortion-over-latin-america Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one hundred academics in France have rejected the way in which various French media address today the reality of Latin America, with a treatment marked by disinformation, simplification, and caricature, as reported. Venezuela Concerned over NATO and Colombia Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12202&SEO=venezuela-concerned-over-nato-and-colombia-agreement Moscow, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López expressed his country''s concern over the cooperation agreement signed between Colombia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Syria Rejects French Government's Accusations on Chemical Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12201&SEO=syria-rejects-french-governments-accusations-on-chemical-attack Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Syria has described the recent statements by French Foreign Minister, Jean Marc Ayrault, about the alleged chemical attack in the town of Kahn Sheikun, Idleb province, as a ''rabid campaign of misinformation and lies''. Venezuela Denounces OAS Secretary General's Meddling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12200&SEO=venezuela-denounces-oas-secretary-generals-meddling Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has denounced what it considers meddling actions by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Uruguayan diplomat Luis Almagro, against sovereign principles of the bloc''s member nations. Bolivia to Create Operative Group for Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12199&SEO=bolivia-to-create-operative-group-for-bioceanic-train Claudia Dupeiron Garcia Venezuelan Government Officials and Youths March for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12197&SEO=venezuelan-government-officials-and-youths-march-for-peace Caracas, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Organized people is the antidote to stop actions by the Venezuelan right, said today the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, during the march organized by bolivarian youths. Cuba Defends UNESCO Role to Promote World Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12195&SEO=cuba-defends-unesco-role-to-promote-world-peace Paris, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) the leading role of that United Nations agency in the promotion of world peace, diplomatic sources reported today. Russia Favors Joint Efforts to Fight Transnational Crime http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12194&SEO=russia-favors-joint-efforts-to-fight-transnational-crime Moscow, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian National Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev was in favor today of joining efforts at UN to fight transnational crime, during the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security, because terrorism get its funds, many times, from drug trafficking. Iraq Angers Turkey, Qatar for Denouncing Attack, Payment to jihadists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12193&SEO=iraq-angers-turkey-qatar-for-denouncing-attack-payment-to-jihadists Baghdad, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Iraq has rejected angry reactions from Turkey and Qatar after Baghdad condemned an attack by the former that killed six Kurds and denounced that the emirate tried to pay terrorists a multimillion ransom for 26 hostages. UN Concerned over Assassination of Social Leader in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12192&SEO=un-concerned-over-assassination-of-social-leader-in-brazil Brasilia, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the United Nations has voiced today grave concern over the assassination of regional leader of the Movement of Landless Rural Workers from Brazil (MST), Silvino Nunes Gouveia who was riddled with bullets at his house on Sunday. Venezuela on the Verge of Quitting the OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12191&SEO=venezuela-on-the-verge-of-quitting-the-oas Caracas, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro gave instructions to Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez to begin the process of Venezuela''s withdrawal from the Organization of American States (OAS) as a result of arbitrary decisions made by its leadership. Undocumented in the United States: the Heavy Load of Anguish http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12190&SEO=undocumented-in-the-united-states-the-heavy-load-of-anguish Washington, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Constant fear of separation from her mother, who has an order of deportation and risks being detained by authorities, forms part of the life of Leah, an 11 year-old girl of the U.S. China Voices Grave Concern over US Deploying THAAD in S. Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12189&SEO=china-voices-grave-concern-over-us-deploying-thaad-in-s.-korea 26 de abril de 2017, 14:53Beijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) China has voiced Wednesday grave concern to Washington and Seoul after parts of the US-Made THAAD anti-missile defense system were moved into South Korea for deployment. Burundi Stops World Food Program Convoy From Entering Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12186&SEO=burundi-stops-world-food-program-convoy-from-entering-country Bujumbura,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Burundi has blocked a World Food Programme (WFP) convoy originating in Rwanda from entering the country, citing security concerns, the WFP said on Wednesday. One Person Dies in Kenya's Primary Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12184&SEO=one-person-dies-in-kenyas-primary-elections Nairobi, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) One person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi. US, S.Korea Train For Attack on North Korea Missile Base http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12183&SEO=us-s.korea-train-for-attack-on-north-korea-missile-base Seoul,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) United States and South Korean forces have held a drill to prepare for a possible attack on a North Korean missile base. China Voices Grave Concern over US Deploying THAAD in S. Korea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12182&SEO=china-voices-grave-concern-over-us-deploying-thaad-in-s.-korea Beijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) China has voiced Wednesday grave concern to Washington and Seoul after parts of the US-Made THAAD anti-missile defense system were moved into South Korea for deployment. South American Quake Survey Could Help Predict Future Big Ones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12181&SEO=south-american-quake-survey-could-help-predict-future-big-ones Washington, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) A new survey of earthquakes in South America could help scientists predict the next big one. Great Coalition Without Alternative in Germany http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12180&SEO=great-coalition-without-alternative-in-germany Berlin, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) After the parliamentary elections in Germany, there will be no alternative to the so-called Grand Coalition between Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, a new poll revealed today. ASEAN Summit under Heavy Security in Manila, Phillipines http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12178&SEO=asean-summit-under-heavy-security-in-manila-phillipines Manila, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Philippines Government has deployed more than 40,000 soldiers, policemen and security agents in Manila as the city readies to host Saturday a summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Brazil Post Office Starts National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12177&SEO=brazil-post-office-starts-national-strike Brasilia, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Postal workers in Brazil will begin a national strike today to protest against the reforms carried out by the government of Michel Temer and the threat of privatization of this old institution. Sharapova Returns to Porsche Grand Prix After 15 Months Doping Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12175&SEO=sharapova-returns-to-porsche-grand-prix-after-15-months-doping-ban Stuttgart,Germany,Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian tennis player María Sharapova makes today her competitive return in match against Italian Roberta Vinci. China, Canada Agree to Increase Economic, Financial Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12174&SEO=china-canada-agree-to-increase-economic-financial-cooperation Beijing, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) China and Canada held an strategic, economic financial talk and agree to boost cooperation in trade, investments and science to promote strategic bilateral association, spread the government today. Colombian Guerrilla Denounces Failures and Paramilitary Siege http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12173&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-denounces-failures-and-paramilitary-siege Bogotá, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Colombian guerrilla commander Carlos Antonio Lozada warned of failures in the implementation of the peace pact and denounced that paramilitary groups are persecuting and murdering relatives of members of the Colombian insurgent movement now in full disarmament. President Santos Supervises Reconstruction of Areas Hit by Landslides http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12172&SEO=president-santos-supervises-reconstruction-of-areas-hit-by-landslides Bogota, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is currently supervising the restoration work in the city of Manizales, capital of Caldas, devastated by landslides that killed 17 people and left hundreds of people homeless. Jeff Goldblum Books Trip To ‘Jurassic World' Sequel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12170&SEO=jeff-goldblum-books-trip-to-ajurassic-world-sequel Los Ángeles, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Jeff Goldblum, who played the chaos theory-fueled Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park and its 1997 sequel, is dipping into the amber again with a role in the follow-up to Jurassic World from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. More Than 1,000 Members of the Security Forces Detained in Turkey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12168&SEO=more-than-1000-members-of-the-security-forces-detained-in-turkey Ankara, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities arrested more than 1,000 members of the Security Directorate for alleged links to the opposition movement Hizmet, headed by the controversial theologian Fethullah Gulen, an official source informed today. Mexico Hosts Latin, Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12167&SEO=mexico-hosts-latin-caribbean-forum-on-sustainable-development Mexico, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto is opening today the first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development, in which representatives of government and the civil society will participate. Russia Proposes International Alliance for Demining in Syria http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12166&SEO=russia-proposes-international-alliance-for-demining-in-syria Moscow, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Russian Defense Minister Serguei Shoigu proposed today to create an international alliance for demining in Syria, where his country is preparing to substantially strengthen the security of its military. Financing Development, a Matter of Political Will http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12164&SEO=financing-development-a-matter-of-political-will Por Waldo MendiluzaUnited Nations, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious platform of human progress that needs huge resources for its implementation, but, above all, it requires political will. HostelCuba Proposes Tourism Investment Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12162&SEO=hostelcuba-proposes-tourism-investment-forum Havana, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) An investment forum stands out today among the proposals of the second day of HostelCuba, which includes intense agenda of private roundtable discussions and discussions among professionals. Russia to Establish Working Code against Information War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12161&SEO=russia-to-establish-working-code-against-information-war Moscow, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated today Russia''s initiative to establish a kind of working code at the UN level to prevent information wars such as those launched against this country. Guatemala Hosts 26th Ibero-American Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12158&SEO=guatemala-hosts-26th-ibero-american-summit Guatemala, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The 26th Ibero-American Summit will be opened today in Guatemala, a country that will welcome the participants in the meeting scheduled for 2018 whose central issue is education, migration and youth. ECLAC: Bolivia to Lead Regional Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12157&SEO=eclac-bolivia-to-lead-regional-economic-growth La Paz, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) For the fourth consecutive year, Bolivia will lead the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South America in 2017, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projections published here today. CELAC FMs Summoned to Discuss Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12155&SEO=celac-fms-summoned-to-discuss-venezuela San Salvador, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador convened today an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for next week to analyze the current situation in Venezuela. US, South Korea, Japan to Push DPRK at Any Cost http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12152&SEO=us-south-korea-japan-to-push-dprk-at-any-cost Tokyo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United States, South Korea and Japan will put pressure on the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), a country that insists on defending itself, South Korean special representative Kim Hong-kyun confirmed here today. Venezuelan Right Accused of Coup Attempt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12151&SEO=venezuelan-right-accused-of-coup-attempt Caracas, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, accused today the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) of attempting a coup against President Nicolas Maduro in a cowardly and continuous manner. Colombian President: Avalanches Left 328 Dead and 69 Missing in Mocoa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12149&SEO=colombian-president-avalanches-left-328-dead-and-69-missing-in-mocoa Bogota, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos stated today that the avalanches earlier this month left 328 dead in Mocoa, including more than 100 minors and 69 missing others. Venezuela Begins Legal Arbitration in Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12148&SEO=venezuela-begins-legal-arbitration-in-mercosur Montevideo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela announced today the beginning of a legal process in the Common Market of the South (Mercosur), following the conclusion of all mechanisms for political dialogue in the direct negotiations with the rest of country members of the bloc. Puerto Ricans Call to Strike after Economic Cuts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12145&SEO=puerto-ricans-call-to-strike-after-economic-cuts San Juan, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican social forces exhorted today to a general strike on May 1, International Workers'' Day, faced with the fiscal measures and cuts imposed by the Financial Oversight and Management Board (JSF). Argentinean Senate Declares Emergency in Flooded Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12143&SEO=argentinean-senate-declares-emergency-in-flooded-areas Buenos Aires, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean Senate passed the declaration of emergency for several provinces strongly affected by heavy rains in the past weeks, with 58 votes in favor, giving unanimous support to an initiative that will be sent to the Chamber of Deputies. Bolivian Vice President Highlights Government Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12141&SEO=bolivian-vice-president-highlights-government-achievements La Paz, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera has today stated that President Evo Morales, in 11 years in office, has made dreams come true for many Bolivians who had been forgotten by previous governments. Cuba Denounces at UN Attacks from US Radio and Television http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12140&SEO=cuba-denounces-at-un-attacks-from-us-radio-and-television United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has denounced today at the Committee on Information of the United Nations the ongoing attack on the island through radio and television from the United States. Iranian Supreme Leader Condemns USA and Israel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12139&SEO=iranian-supreme-leader-condemns-usa-and-israel Tehran, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has today accused the United States and Israel of promoting belligerent policy against Iran, and also urged the world to understand why both governments are currently taking hostile stands to Islam. The Chicago Consort to Play in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12138&SEO=the-chicago-consort-to-play-in-cuba Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) US musical ensemble The Chicago Consort, considered one of the main students'' musical ensembles in the US, will perform in three Cuban cities, announced Rafeal Somavilla Provincial Music Recording and Marketing Company of Matanzas, west of the island. Mexico Receives WTO Support and will Retaliate against USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12137&SEO=mexico-receives-wto-support-and-will-retaliate-against-usa Mexico, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded that the U.S. Government affected Mexican tuna producers with the U.S. Dolphin-Safe Canned Tuna Labels. UN Welcomes a 1 billion Commitment to Help Yemen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12135&SEO=un-welcomes-a-1-billion-commitment-to-help-yemen United Nations, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations today praised donors'' commitment to contribute $1 billion USD for humanitarian assistance in Yemen, as they expressed at a Geneva conference to raise funds. Cuba Reiterates Rejection to US Base in Guantánamo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12134&SEO=cuba-reiterates-rejection-to-us-base-in-guantanamo Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Cuban Peace Movement, Silvio Platero reiterated here today that the US Guantánamo naval base is the only one installed in the world against the will of its people and government. Venezuelans United will Overcome Violence, Says Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12133&SEO=venezuelans-united-will-overcome-violence-says-minister Caracas, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Municipalities and Social Movements Aristóbulo Isturiz urged today to unity and popular mobilization to ''defeat the tendency for violence and the interventionist attitude of the right in Venezuela.'' PDRK Accuses US of Generating International Pressure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12132&SEO=pdrk-accuses-us-of-generating-international-pressure Pyongyang, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Democratic Republic of Korea (PDRK) has accused Tuesday the government of the United States of stepping up the international pressure against this Asian nation. Syrian Army Achieves Important Advances in Eastern Damascus http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12131&SEO=syrian-army-achieves-important-advances-in-eastern-damascus Damascus, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army made important progress in the last 72 hours in the Qaboum district, east of the country''s capital, according to military reports today. 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.