Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Mexico Earthquake Kills 324 so far 25 de septiembre de 2017, 15:57Mexico, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Six days after the September 19 earthquake in Mexico, the death toll was 324, according to a report by the National Coordinator of Civil Protection, Luis Felipe Puente. US Blockade against Cuba Condemned Once Again 25 de septiembre de 2017, 15:26United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela, Nicaragua, Angola, Mozambique and Timor Leste joined the countries throughout the world that deplored the US blockade against Cuba at the United Nations General Assembly. Collection Center Los Cibeles: Citizen Force after Quakes in Mexico Mexico, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) At the stockpile center of Los Cibeles, in this capital, citizens show today the prominence of their force in support of rescue works and aid to the victims of the earthquakes in Mexico. Elders Ask U.S. and DPRK to Calm Down and Respect Mutually United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The group of experienced politicians, called The Elders, urged the United States and the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today to commit themselves to taking a stance that will prevent the escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula. Attorneys to Supervise Electoral Campaigns in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Prosecutors appointed by the National Electoral Council (CNE) will supervise the campaigns by the candidates for governors in the election scheduled for October 15 in Venezuela. Uruguay Rejects Military Intervention in Latin America at UN United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa urged here today to shun all rhetoric of violence, and rejected any hint of military intervention in Latin America. Venezuela Describes New U.S. Sanctions as Irrational Caracas, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela today described as irrational the recent sanctions against this South American country by the United States, whose president, Donald Trump, included the Venezuelan people in a new immigration veto. Varadero Hotels Ready for Visitors Por Wilfredo Alayon PerezVaradero, Cuba, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The hotels of Varadero, Cuba''s major coastal resort, are ready to welcome visitors, despite the damage caused by Hurricane Irma recently. Spanish Judicial Authorities Weigh Arresting Catalonian President Madrid, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Attorney General Jose Manuel Maza today admitted the possibility of arresting the president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, if he insists on holding a unilateral referendum on the independence of that region. Uruguayan Minister Praises Economic Progress Montevideo, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister Danilo Astori today highlighted his country''s economic progress and acknowledged that after many years, Uruguay has managed to control inflation. China, UK Discuss Ties, Situation in the Korean Peninsula Beijing, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May on relations between the two states and the situation on the Korean peninsula. Cuban Method Eradicates Illiteracy in Panama Por Nubia Piqueras GrossoPanama, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Less than a year ago, Victor Jorge Salfran came to this city as an adviser to the literacy program, which the Ministry of Social Development of Panama has been running for ten years in conjunction with the Cuban Ministry of Education. Bolivia Has One of the World's Most Modern Cable Cars La Paz, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia has one of the most modern cable cars in the world, due to the technical improvements made to the Orange Line, scheduled to open on Friday, officials from the national transport system said. Cuban Elections Schedule Extended Havana, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Commission in Cuba has decided to extend until October 30 the holding of the assemblies to nominate the candidates for delegates to the People''s Power municipal assembly, Granma newspaper reported today. Independence Referendum Voting Begins in Iraqi Kurdistan Erbil, Iraq, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The referendum for the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan began today when the Kurds residing in other countries electronically cast their vote. Business Forum Promotes Trade Ties between Cuba and France París, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) A big Cuban delegation atended today a business forum organized by the French agency Business France, a meeting destined to promote comercial ties between both nations. Honduras Hosts Latin America and Caribbean Forestry Meeting Tegucigalpa, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Honduras is hosting today the 30th Latin America and the Caribbean Forestry Commission Meeting (LACFC), which seeks to assess the conservation of natural resources. The event, running in Tegucigalpa until Friday, September 29, brings together heads of forestry services and administrations of the region''s 33 member nations of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Elections Confirm Germany Turns into the Right Berlin, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The President of the German polling station, Dieter Sarreither, has submitted today the provisional final result for the parliamentary elections held on Sunday, showing a remarkable turn to the Right. Growing Expectations for Nature Event in Cuba Havana, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The 11th edition of the International Nature Tourism Event (TURNAT 2017) will facilitate the creation of new recreational paths that create expectations among tour operators. Scientists to Present in Chile Conclusions about Neruda's Death By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) An international panel of scientists will present their findings on the causes of the death of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda in Chile, an authoritative source told Prensa Latina. United Kingdom and European Union resume Brexit Negotiations Brussels, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The government of the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will resume this Monday talks in a new round of negotiations on the British withdrawal or Brexit, where they will discuss recent proposals of Prime Minister Theresa May, confirmed an official source. Santa Cruz Has 29 Percent of Bolivian Gross Domestic Product La Paz, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Santa Cruz contributed 29 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or 10 billion dollars in 2016, revealed today the National Institute of Foreign Trade. Russia Reveals Photos on U.S.-I.S. Complicity Moscow, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Russian military command exposed today photos that reveal the presence of special U.S. command vehicles in areas controlled by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS), in the Syrian city of Deir-Ezzor. Over 35,000 Evacuated Due to Volcano Alert in Bali, Indonesia Djakarta, Sept 24 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian evacuated increased today to 35,000 in Bali, main touristic destination, due to the possible eruption of Agung volcano. DPRK Ratifies UN Self-defense Nature of Nuclear Weapons Pyongyang, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Ri Yong-ho, Foreign Minister of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), reiterated at the United Nations the self-defense nature of his country''s nuclear weapons, given the growing threats posed by the United Nations, said today international media. Venezuelan Aid to Affected Mexicans Mexico, Sept 24 (Prensa Latina) A plane of the Venezuelan Air Force (FAB)today brought to Mexico 10,4 tons of supplies and food to the affected by the earthquake on September 19 that caused over 300 deaths. Temer, the Corrupt Leader of the 'quatrillion' By Moisés Pérez Mok, Head Correspondent/Brasilia Brasilia, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Surrounded by denunciations and his first echelon decimated by incarcerations, president Michel Temer has just been accused of leading the so-called 'quatrillion' of the Partido del Movimiento Democratico Brasileño (PMDB) in power in the Chamber of Deputies. Art and Culture of 100 Nations in Beijing Biennale Beijing, Sept 24 (Prensa Latina) Beijing Biennale opened today its 7th annual focused on divulging the thought and culture of over 100 nations through their artists'' vision. Venezuela in Electoral Campaign with Large-Scale Gatherings Caracas, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela started the governors'' campaign for the October 15th state elections with large-scale gatherings, said today the local media. Vietnam Ready to Host Asia-Pacific Forum Hanoi, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese city of Da Nang essentially completed all the facilities planned for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum and if necessary it would receive the delegates today. U.S. Looks in the Mirror When Publishing Russian Forces Manual Moscow, Sep 24 (Prensa Latijna) The United States was looking itself in the mirror when publishing an instruction manual on Russian armed forces potential in case of a supposed hybrid war against the U.S. China and Venezuela Sign Memorandum of Understanding Beijing, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and Venezuelan High Courts have signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing that will help strengthen bilateral cooperation in this area, diplomatic sources said today. Ex-guerrilla of the FARC Died in Prison Bogota, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Force Alternative Revolutionary of the Commonwealth (FARC) denounced in this capital the death of one of its members, who was in prison waiting to be released under the Amnesty Law. Parliamentary Elections in Germany Started By Harald Neuber Berlin, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) About 61.5 million German citizens can now cast their votes for the next Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament, in a consultation that already shows a high participation and outlines a new political landscape. Latin American Agriculture, Great Potential and Great Challenges Por Roberto SolomonHavana (Prensa Latina) Responsible for 16 percent of exports and four percent of imports of world agricultural trade, Latin America is facing great challenges in order to take advantage of its great productive potential and achieve sustainable development. World Top Leaders at UN Condemn US Blockade of Cuba 23 de septiembre de 2017, 13:21United Nations, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Presidents, prime and foreign ministers from all continents demanded the end of the US blockade of Cuba during the debate in the current session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72), which is began today its penultimate day. Yesterday the foreign ministers of Vietnam, Cambodia; Belize and Barbados, Pham Binh Minh, Prak Sokhonn, Wilfred Elrington and Maxine Pamela Ometa McClean, respectively, as well as the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Louis Straker, demanded the lifting of the economic, trade and financial blockade of Cuba. Avianca : Colombian Airline Cancels 500 Flights Due to Pilots' Strike Bogotá, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian airline Avianca said Friday it had canceled more than 500 flights due to a strike by 702 pilots that began earlier this week and has affected thousand of passengers. With the mediation of the Ministry of Transportion the negotiations will continue today. Minister Wounded in Assassination Attempt in Donetsk 23 de septiembre de 2017, 10:31Kiev, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Revenue and Duties of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People''s Republic (DPR), Alexander Timofeev was seriously injured in an assassination attempt in Donetsk today. China to Limit Oil Supply to North Korea Beijing,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) China will restrict oil exports to the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and suspend textile imports from DPRK, the Ministry of Commerce said. Iran FM Rejects Re-negotiation of Nuclear Deal Terms Teherán, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina)Iran''s foreign minister has dismissed any re-negotiations of the 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, including the US, saying Washington is merely after getting more Iranian concessions under the accord with no new concessions from itself or other signatories in return. Syrian Situation Discused with UN Secretary General Damasco, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem,informed the General Secretary of the United Nations, António Guterres, that the Syrian Army and its allies are advancing in the struggle against the terror groups according to media. Chinese Ding Liren Secures Historic 2018 Candidates Tbilisi,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Armenian Grand Master Levon Aronian and his counterpart Chinese Liren Ding will start today their match to win the World Chess Cup. Former Insurance Regulator Chief Expelled From CPC, Public Office 23 de septiembre de 2017, 09:42Beijing,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Xiang Junbo, former chairman of China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), was expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and dismissed from public office for corruption and violating the Party''s code of conduct. Iran Tests New Ballistic Missile: State Media 23 de septiembre de 2017, 09:33Teherán,Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads with explosives and can travel up to 2,000km, according to state media. Cuban Painter Nelson Dominguez Celebrates His 70 Anniversary La Habana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) National Prize of Painting 2009, Nelson Domínguez,is celebrating today his 70 Anniversary and a great series of his paintings demostrate his great creative capacity. China Makes Flammable Ice Discovery in South China Sea Beijing, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) China has been pursuing the energy source, located at the bottom of oceans and in polar regions, for nearly two decades. ELN-Colombian Government, Ceasefire Clears Way to Peace Quito (Prensa Latina) The bilateral and temporary ceasefire, agreed in Quito by the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government, clears the way for an agreement to put an end to the armed conflict and achieve lasting peace in Colombia. Antigua & Barbuda Asks for World Aid after Hurricane Irma 22 de septiembre de 2017, 18:04United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbudas Gaston Browne said today here that his country is asking for world aid to rebuild the regions damaged by the hurricane Irma. Around 4,000 Buildings Damaged by Earthquake in Mexican Capital 22 de septiembre de 2017, 17:56By Orlando Oramas Leon Russian Iterates Call to Negotiation in Venezuela at UN 22 de septiembre de 2017, 17:17Moscow, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov reiterated today at the United Nations (UN) his call to a political negotiation in Venezuela against the Western practice of paying to apply sanctions. Bruno Rodriguez: The US Does Not Have Moral to Judge Cuba 22 de septiembre de 2017, 16:31United Nations, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) The US lacks the most minimum moral authority to judge Cuba, affirmed today here the Foreign Minister of the island, Bruno Rodriguez, who denounced that Washington count on a pattern of systematic violations of human rights. 'War in the Korean Peninsula is not an Option', Says Cuba at UN 22 de septiembre de 2017, 16:29United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said today that the war is not an option in the Korean peninsula, as it would represent a threat for millions of people. Cuba Calls Not to Politicize Incidents with US Diplomats 22 de septiembre de 2017, 16:27United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez called today not to politicize the alleged incidents that would have affected US officials in Havana. Puerto Rico Reports 13 Deceased after Hurricane Maria 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:34San Juan, Sept 22(Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican governor Ricardo Rossello reported today that preliminary evaluations show a figure of 13 deceased and around 700 rescued people due to floods after Hurricane Maria''s visit. Encouraging Signs for Transpacific Agreement 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:22Tokyo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Countries that are still committed to the Trans-Pacific Economic Cooperation Agreement (TPP) have made significant progress in this capital towards renegotiation of the pact and its eventual approval in November. China Insists on a Pacific Solution to Trump's Threats over DPRK 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:21Beijing, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) China insisted today on the search of a pacific solution to the nuclear issue of the Democratic Peoples'' Republic of Korea (DPRK) and rejected the recent threats of the American President Donald Trump of totally destroying that nation. Measures to Face Damages by Hurricane Maria in Cuban Eastern Region 22 de septiembre de 2017, 15:14Guantanamo, Cuba, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) The Council of Provincial Defense adopts today measures in Cuban eastern province to diminish damages that could cause heavy rains and penetrations of the sea related to Hurricane Maria. North Korean President Assures to Make Trump's Pay for His Threats Pyongyang, Sept 22 (Prensa Latina) ''I will make Donald Trump''s pay for his threats against the dignity of the Democratic Peoples''Republic of Korea (DPRK), assured today North Korean President Kim Jong Un in response to the statements of the American Head of State in the UN. PSG Striker Neymar Out for Montpellier Game With Foot Injury París, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina)Paris Saint-Germain says Neymar will miss Saturday''s French league match at Montpellier because of a right foot injury. Cuba Affirms at UN That Attempts to Destroy its Revolution Will Fail United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez affirmed today at the UN General Assembly that any attempt to destroy the Cuban Revolution will fail, in response to US President Donald Trump''s decision to intensify the blockade against the island. Pope Francis Receives Peru Soccer Jersey During Kuczynski's Visit Lima,Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) His Holiness Pope Francis received the Peruvian soccer jersey in a private meeting with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Sudan, South Sudan Sign New Agreement on Controversial Oil Khartoum, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Sudan and South Sudan signed two trade agreements, one of them to update the distribution of oil production and profits that are shared by both countries after their separation in 2011. Cloud of Pollutants Spreads Over Asia Washington, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from the United States and India have discovered the presence of a cloud of pollutant-containing aerosols over the Asian region, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) warned today. Syrian Army Captures New Settlements in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army advanced even further in the control of localities in the northeastern province of Deir Ezzor, by taking the villages of Halbia, Zalbia, and al-Qasabi, military sources reported. Cuba Ratifies Solidarity With Puerto Rico After Passage of Hurricane Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities and citizens ratified their solidarity with Puerto Rico today after the damages caused on that island of the Caribbean by Hurricane Maria. EU Calls for Second Conference to Support Syria Brussels, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will hold a second conference to support the future of Syria and its region in the spring of 2018, the European External Action Service (EEAS) confirmed today. Cuba Hosts Patria Grande Latin American Festival Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign bands are performing from today to October 5 on stages of this capital, as part of the fourth edition of the Patria Grande Latin American Festival. INRH Keeps Surveillance on Cuban Reservoirs Due to Hurricane Maria Guantanamo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s National Water Resources Institute (INRH) is currently monitoring the eastern reservoirs in view of Hurricane Maria´s path. Rescue Dog Titan Among the Heroes in Mexico Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Among the thousands and thousands of anonymous heroes who work tirelessly today in search of survivors of the September 19 earthquake is Titan, a German Shepherd trained for that purpose. Fukushima Nuclear Plant Management Company Loses Legal Claim Tokyo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) A Japanese federal court ordered Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to compensate citizens who left their homes for radiation after the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant during a tsunami in 2011. Scientists Discover the First Brainless Animal that Sleeps Washington, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cassiopea jellyfish shows signs of sleep, but unlike sleeping animals, they lack of central nervous system, according to a study by the California Institute of Technology in the United States. Cuba Regrets Vietnam's Losses Due to Typhoon Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has sent a message to the leaders and people of Vietnam that local press has been reproducing today to express the Cubans'' regret over the losses of this country after the passing of a powerful typhoon. Alleged Islamic State IT Expert Arrested in Spain Madrid, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish National Police arrested a man in the city of Mérida (Extremadura) for his alleged integration into the technological group of the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), the Interior Ministry reported. San Salvador Declaration Sets Forth Left-Wing Parliamentary Struggle San Salvador, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Declaration of San Salvador, signed by the leftist groups of Latin American and European parliaments, has today set forth several fronts for the global struggle against social inequality. Somali Gov't Reiterates Neutrality Over inter-Arab Conflict Mogadishu, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Somali central government criticized today the support expressed by three of the country''s states to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their conflict with Qatar. Colombia Former President of the Supreme Court in Prison Bogota, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) In what is considered here as a real scandal was sent today to prison the former president of the Supreme Court of Justice Francisco Ricaurte, for alleged involvement in a network of corruption. Cristiano, Messi and Neymar Named FIFA Best Finalists London, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7), Argentine Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar Jr. have been announced today as the three finalists to FIFA Best Men´s Player award in 2017. San Salvador Declaration Defines Struggle by Parliamentary Left San Salvador, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The San Salvador Declaration, signed by the left-wing benches of the Latin American and European parliaments, defines several fronts in the global struggle against social inequality. Cosmic Rays Arriving on Earth Are of Extragalactic Origin Washington Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Scientists confirmed for the first time that the highest-energy cosmic rays that arrive on the Earth come from outside the Milky Way, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reported today. UK Confirms Indictment of Terror Suspect London, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Metropolitan Police confirmed today the indictment of 18-year-old Ahmed Hassan for his involvement in a London subway bombing, as well as the release of 2 other suspects. Dominican Republic Affected by Rains Santo Domingo, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The rains linked to the passing of Hurricane Maria through the Dominican territory continue today and will extend through the weekend, the National Meteorological Office (ONAMET) reported. ECLAC Highlights Poverty Reduction in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, highlighted the progress of the Bolivarian Revolution''s social programs to reduce poverty in Venezuela. OPEC Monitors Oil Market after Agreement Vienna, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The ministerial meeting of OPEC countries and other big oil exporters started today its debates, in order to monitor the accomplishment of the pact to reduce pumping and value other alternatives to stabilize the market. Hotel Nacional, Best in Cuba for World Travel Award Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Hotel Nacional de Cuba was officially selected as the best in this country according to the 2017 World Travel Award, a radio report stated today confirming this condition, which it also achieved in previous years. Hurricane Irma Favors Cuban Reservoirs Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Despite the heavy damage of Hurricane Irma, Cuban authorities acknowledge today that the balance of positive factors includes the filling of reservoirs and water supply. Spain Reinforces Police Presence in Catalonia in Face of Referendum Madrid, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government announced today the deployment in Catalonia of more agents of the National Police and the Civil Guard to reinforce security in face of secessionist referéndum of October 1 in that region. Against the Clock, but Rescue Efforts in Mexico Will Not Stop By Orlando Oramas Leon Mexico, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Rescue efforts are continuing today in Mexico and will not stop,Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said. Documentary 'Che Guevara, Birth of a Myth' Released in France By Luisa María González U.S. Blockade Against Cuba Strongly Condemned at the United Nations United Nations, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Russia, El Salvador, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Sao Tome and Principe, Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Guinea Bissau strongly condemned the U.S. blockade against Cuba at the UN General Assembly. Biometric Identity Card Complicates Parliamentary Election in Lebanon Beirut, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The announced use of biometric identity cards has complicate the situation prior to the parliamentary election in Lebanon in May 2018, although that technical breakthrough might not be ready on that date. Cuba and France Willing to Continue Expanding Ties Paris, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Havana and Paris have confirmed the good state of the bilateral relations and the desire to continue expanding ties, the official of the Cuban Communist Party''s Central Committee, German Ferras, said today at the end of a visit. Israeli Jets Bombed International Airport of Damascus Damascus, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Israeli jets have reportedly bombed Damascus International Airport last night. The Israeli missiles caused huge material damages at the facility, although no casualties have been so far reported, airport sources said today. Asia-Pacific for Using Technology to Face Natural Disasters Hanoi, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Member countries of the Asia-Pacific Forum of Economic Cooperation (APEC) agreed to the urgent need of using science and technology in the prevention and dealing with natural disasters. Venezuelan President in Cuba to Deliver Donation Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is in Cuba, to deliver a donation that will help to compensate the damages caused on the island by Hurricane Irma. Venezuela Destroys 448,000 Fire Arms Caracas, Sep 21 (Perensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities have destroyed 448,000 fire arms as part of the National Disarmament Plan implemented by the Government, the Minister for Interior Relations, Justice and Peace, Nestor Reverol, reported today in this capital. American Airlines Come Back to Camaguey Camaguey, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) Normalization of meteorological conditions after Hurricane Irma allows today JetBLue, American Airlines and Ister Airways to resume their routes to the airport Ignacio Agramonte at the center-eastern city in Camaguey. More Claims to UN to Demand the End of Blockade Against Cuba United Nations, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) More world leaders raised today their voices in the high level segment of the General Assembly of the United Nations to demand the lifting of the blockade imposed by the US to Cuba over 50 years ago. Cuba Promotes Local Production of Building Materials Havana, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) Local production of building materials covered huge importance after hurricanes´visit, and it is considered as a supplying source for own effort works, ACN reported today. Russia and Cuba Reinforce Cooperation by Signing Agreements Moscow, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Cuba signed today a package of commercial and economic cooperation agreements in a ceremony in the capital´s hotel Presidente with the participation of dozens of representatives from both sides. Conflicts, Climate Change Hinder Hunger Reduction; FAO Rome,Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The persistence of conflicts and the climate impact hamper progress towards reducing hunger, although agricultural recovery in some regions could favor global supply, FAO warned today. Kenya's Presidential Elections Moved to Oct. 26 Nairobi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Kenya''s Electoral Commission (EC) said it has moved the date of the nation''s repeat presidential elections to October 26 Atletico Madrid Announces Diego Costa Comeback 21 de septiembre de 2017, 13:20Madrid, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Atletico Madrid announced the transfer of the striker Diego Costa who was in the English Chelsea although he highlighted that the agreement is pending the formalization of the contract between both clubs. CARICOM Acknowledges Regional Challenge to Hurricane Mary's Damages 21 de septiembre de 2017, 13:19Saint George, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) CARICOM President Keith Mitchell has stated today in Grenada that the Caribbean region has to face up a great challenge, following Hurricane Maria''s path. AARP Study Warns About the Health Bill Effect on the Elderly in USA 21 de septiembre de 2017, 13:15Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) An AARP study has warned that older North Americans could pay up to $16,174 a year for health care under the new Republican health bill. China-Stress on Belt and Road Initiative to Ensure Faster Growth 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:54Beijing,Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Senior leaders of China at the Media Cooperation Forum on Belt and Road, stressed the need for rapid materialisation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to ensure faster and sustainable economic growth of the countries included in the landmark network. UNICEF Urges Sri Lanka to Protect Early Childhood Development 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:39Colombo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) recommended Sri Lanka to adopt policies to support early childhood development if it is to build a knowledge-based economy. Cuba: Nuevitas Port Being Ready to Receive Cruise Ships 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:20Camagüey, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Becoming one of the main destinations for cruise ships to Cuba is a prime objective of Nuevitas Port, 80 kilometers from the central-eastern city of Camagüey. U.S. MIT Warns About Environmental Risks for Coming Decades 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:19Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has warned disastrous environmental aftermaths for about 10,000 years, even though the world could enter into unknown territory by 2100. CARICOM Congratulates Belize on the Anniversary of its Independence 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:17Georgetown, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The General Secretary of CARICOM, ambassador Irwin LaRocque congratulated today in Guyana the government and people of Belize for the 36 Anniversary of its independence. Karim Benzema Extends Real Madrid Contract to 2021 Madrid, Sept 21 (Prensa Latina) The striker Karim Benzema expressed his desire to retire in Real Madrid C.F. after extending today his contract to 2021 with Real Madrid C.F. Vietnam to Measure the Sun it Receives to Convert It into Energy 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:12Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam Electricity Corporation will install five solar power stations in various parts of the country as part of a campaign to promote and develop renewable energy. Cuban Nursing Event Discusses on Excellence Care 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:11Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Congress of the Cuban Society of Nursing, Enfermeria 2017, is discussing here today interesting issues, among them the transformation of nursing through the science of care, by American Jean Watson. Montserrat Island Recoverinng After Passage of Hurricane Maria 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:10Plymouth, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The National Disaster Preparedness and Respond Advisory Committee (CANRPD) in Montserrat, British Overseas Territory, indicated today to start the recovery after Hurricane Maria. Venezuelan Strengthens Anti-Seismic Prevention Campaign Caracas, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Venezuelan Foundation for Seismological Research (FUNVISIS), Aura Fernandez, has affirmed today that this South American nation is nowadays strengthening a permanent campaign to downgrade population''s vulnerability to an earthquake. Pope Donates $ 150,000 to Help Earthquake Victims in Mexico Rome, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis sent 150,000 dollars to Mexico as part of a first donation to help populations affected by an earthquake of 7.1, which caused more than 200 deaths, the Vatican reported. Swedish Security Investigates Terrorists Threats Stockholm, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Swedish security services continue investigating today the terrorist threats in this capital, following the appearance in social networks of references to attacks of this type. EU to Consider New Tax Rules for Digital Economy Brussels, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) proposed that businesses with digital operations could soon be liable for taxes they do not currently pay. Cuba's Sugar Industry Works on Recovery after Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) After Hurricane Irma hit Cuba, the local sugar industry is prioritizing the sector''s recovery, including crops and machinery, at a good pace. Rio de Janeiro Gov't Requests Military Support Due to Violence Brasilia, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Rio de Janeiro''s governor, Luiz Fernando Pezao, announced today the request for a reinforcement in troops of the Armed Forces due to the wave of violence unleashed in the tourist capital of Brazil. Bolivia Launches Magazine to Honor Che Guevara La Paz, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Welfare has paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the presence of Ernesto Che Guevara in the South American nation, with the launch of the three ''Octubre'' magazine lastest issue. Red Cross and Red Crescent in Southeast Asia Coordinate Actions Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders from Southeast Asian countries shared today ideas in this capital to agree on some of the most pressing problems that the region faces. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Undergoes Computer Hacking Washington, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that its computer system had been hacked last year, providing the attackers with private information that could have been exploited for trading, according to press reports released today. Environmental Damage Caused by Hurricane Irma in Cuba Assessed Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The scourge of Hurricane Irma in the Cuban province of Sancti Spíritus also left serious environmental damages in the biodiversity of protected important landscapes of this territory, experts say. Spanish Government Assures Neutralization of Referendum in Catalonia Madrid, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government assured the neutralization of the unilateral referendum on self-determination, called for October 1 in Catalonia, after several police and judicial raids against its organization. Cuba Favors Nuclear Use in Development and Environmental Protection Vienna, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba defended the efforts and resources to use nuclear energy in favor of development and environmental protection, as one of the priorities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Court Blames Kenyan Electoral Commission for Vote Annulment Nairobi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Kenyan Supreme Court today blamed the Electoral Commission (CNE) for canceling the results of the last August 8 general elections, triggering a lawsuit by opposition candidate Raila Odinga. Iraqi Troops Launch Final Attack Against DAESH Positions Baghdad, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi troops began the final attack on the positions of the Islamic State or Daesh in the city of Al-Hawija today, announced Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi. China Holds Forum on Protecting World's Ancient Civilizations Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China is hosting today an international forum that seeks to promote cooperation and exchange among countries and global institutions to protect the cultural heritage of ancient civilizations. Asia-Pacific Debate on How to deal with Natural Disasters Hanoi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) About 200 experts and officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries today share ideas in the central Vietnamese city of Vinh on regional cooperation to face the risks of natural disasters. US Blockade to Cuba Condemned at Euro-Lat Assembly San Salvador, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Senator Roberto Requiao reiterated today his demand to the parliamentarians of Europe and Latin America to repudiate the upsurge of the US blockade against Cuba, despite world rejection. Cuba Rejects at UN Manipulation of Human Rights Issue Geneva, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador at UN headquarters in Geneva, Pedro Luis Pedroso, has rejected the manipulation for political purposes and double standards in dealing with human rights issues, diplomatic sources said today. Trans Pacífic Pact Decides its Destiny in Japan Tokyo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The countries still committed with the Trans Pacific Pact of Economic Cooperation (TPP) will resume today in Japan maneuvers to refloat the pact, torpedoed by Donald Trump just after assuming the presidency of the United States. China Launches World's Fastest Bullet Train Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China has launched the world''s fastest bullet train today by boosting the maximum speed from 300 to 350km/h zipping from Beijing to Shanghai. Russia to Strike Back U.S.-Backed Attacks in Syria Moscow, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Russia has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate. UNESCO Warns of International Learning Crisis Paris, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO warned today that 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are failing to achieve basic knowledge in reading and mathematics, highlighting a crisis in learning. Syrian Army Controls 85 Percent of Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army and allied forces, which are now controlling the 85 percent of Deir ez-Zor''s territory, continue fighting IS terrorists, military sources said. Mexico Thanks to the International Community Support Mexico, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico expressed its gratitude for the humanitarian aid sent by the international community, after the September 19''s earthquake, according to a statement from the Secretariat of the Foreign Ministry (SRE). Colombia Sends Aid to People Affected by Hurricane in Cuba Bogota, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Colombia has sent about 15 tons of humanitarian aid to the affected people in Cuba as a result of Hurricane Irma. World Leaders Demand in UN End of U.S. Blockade Against Cuba United Nations, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Latin American, Caribbean, African and Asian leaders have called for an end to the U.S. blockade against Cuba at the UN General Assembly, which is today holding its third day. India Could Exceed its Renewable Energy Development Goals New Delhi, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) India could exceed its goal of installing 175 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2022, partly helped by falling prices to produce it, today considered its government. It's Dominican Republic's Time to Face Maria's Wrath Santo Domingo, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Maria is now beginning to spread its destructive winds, flooding rain and storm-surge into the northeastern Dominican Republic as it is gaining strength after leaving Puerto Rico in a calamitous state. Colombia Rejects Economic Sanctions against Venezuela 20 de septiembre de 2017, 18:02New York, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin objected today in this city the implementation of economic sanctions against Venezuela, a strategy defended by the White House. German Chancellor Criticizes Trump's North Korea Threats 20 de septiembre de 2017, 17:54Berlin, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) German chancellor Angela Merkel condemned today the threats and the military approach posed by US President Donald Trump against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), while calling for peaceful solutions. Curfew Imposed in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria 20 de septiembre de 2017, 17:44San Juan, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rico''s Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced a nightly curfew from 18:00 to 06:00 local time as off tonight till Saturday morning, as the island lost power completely and there''s widespread destruction. UN: Israel Does Not Want Peace or Two-State Solution, Says Palestine 20 de septiembre de 2017, 16:56United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said today at the United Nations that Israel does not want peace or the two-State solution. Progressive Recovery of Cuban Agriculture after Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban agriculture is recovering progressively after the damage by hurricane Irma, with a view to meet the population''s essential need for food, an official source asserted today. Mexican Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 225 20 de septiembre de 2017, 15:55By Orlando Oramas Leon Puerto Rico Requests that Washington Declares It Disaster Area 20 de septiembre de 2017, 15:03San Juan, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosello requested US President Donald Trump today to declare this Caribbean island under U.S. colonial rule as disaster area, as a consequence of the devastation caused by hurricane Maria. Canada: Immigration Fraud Investigation Continues in British Columbia Ottawa, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) continues to probe criminal activities of fake immigration consultants who deceived over 1,600 undocumented people for over five years Cuban Pianist Frank Fernandez to Give Concert in Bellas Artes Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban pianist Frank Fernandez announced today that he will offer a concert at the National Museum of Fine Arts in this Caribbean country on September 23. Togo to Hold Referendum to Decide on Constitutional Change Lome, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Togo is to hold a referendum on a bill to limit presidential terms to two after it failed to win approval in parliament due to a boycott by opposition lawmakers, a regional publication reported today. FC Barcelona Takes Stand on Catalonian Political Situation Barcelona, Spain, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Football Club Barcelona publicly expressed today its support to all persons, entities and Catalonian institutions, on the political situation in Catalonia concerning the independentist referéndum of next October 1. Frog Species Change Color During Orgies, Study Says 20 de septiembre de 2017, 13:24Washington, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Males of at least 178 frog species undergo a temporary color change during their mating season, scientists from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Macquaire University in Australia said today. EU-Canada Agreement to Take Effect Tomorrow 20 de septiembre de 2017, 13:22Brussels, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Canada''s trade agreement, known as CETA, will enter into force on a provisional basis as a monitoring tool tomorrow, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said today. World Council of Credit Unions Activates Caribbean Relief Fund 20 de septiembre de 2017, 13:13Bridgetown, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) activated today a Caribbean Relief Fund in Barbados to support members affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Angola LNG Signs Agreement with UK Glencore Company Luanda, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Angola LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) has signed a multi-year contract to supply the British Trading House Glencore, news sources confirmed today. Ecuador Calls to Defend the Amazon at United Nations 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:55By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Overflowing Rivers Cause Deaths in Eastern Congo Kinshasa, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains that hit eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo have isolated several villages in which there were a dozen fatalities, official sources informed here today. EU Mourns Deaths in Mexico and Offers Aid After Earthquake Brussels, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) has today offered its support to Mexican authorities and mourned the deaths of more than 200 people, as well as the serious damage caused by an earthquake measuring of 7.1 degrees on the Richter scale. The Number of Detainees for Attack in London Rises to Five 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:27London, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) British police reported today the arrest of two other men by the explosion on Friday in a subway of London, bringing the total number of arrests for the attack to 5. Many Countries to Attend Bolivian International Fair Expocruz 2017 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:18La Paz, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Representations from Latin America, Europe, and Asia will participate in the international fair Expocruz 2017, in which they foresee today an economic movement superior to the 100 million dollars. At Least 23 Women Mysteriously Killed in Uganda 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:14Kampala, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) After another body of a woman was found dumped in a bush in Nkumba village, the recently murdered women increased to 23 in Uganda. UEFA Approved Nations League Tournament for 2018 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:06Geneva, Switzerland, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) approved today the launch of Nations League, a controversial new competition that aims at improving the quality and prestige of national teams. Alleged Baffling Acoustic Attacks in Cuba Described As Absurd 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:01Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The story of allegedly baffling acoustic attacks in Cuba against U.S. diplomats, broadcast in international media but termed absurd by several experts, continues today starting to wag in this Caribbean nation. Second Group of Cuban Medical Professionals Arrives in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Six other Cuban medical professionals of a group of 17 who will start working in Vietnam this year arrived in this capital on Wednesday, as part of a common decision to increase cooperation in that field. Kenya's Supreme Court Considers Presidential Elections as Fraudulent Nairobi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Kenya''s Supreme Court revealed today that the Electoral Commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta as the president of Kenya, without counting more than 10,000 polling stations. Antigua and Barbuda Lightly Hammered by Hurricane Maria Saint John, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Antigua and Barbuda has reported slight damage today after Hurricane Maria brushed this Caribbean islands. ISRO-NASA Team Confirms Presence of Aerosol Layer Over Asia New Delhi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The aerosol layer that every year appears during the monsoon season is contaminated and may affect the global climate, warned a study of special agencies in India and the United States. Syria Denounces That Zionist Plan Tries to Undermine Sovereignty Damascus, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The difficult situation in Syria, a country that has been plunged into an armed conflict since 2011, is due to a Zionist-colonial plan that seeks to destroy national sovereignty and independence, stated a government source today. Thousands March Against Corruption in Guatemala Guatemala, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Guatemalans are ralling in the capital since early today in response to the call for political and social organizations to a national march against corruption. Spanish Civil Guard Raids Venues of Catalonian Government Madrid, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Civil Guard raided today several venues of the Catalonian government looking for documents related to the Independence referéndum that region pretends to carry out October 1st to separate itself from this European nation. Cuba Signs Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty at UN United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has signed here today the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, during the opening ceremony of the integration to the multilateral instrument. With Catastrophic Force, Hurricane Maria is Pounding Puerto Rico San Juan, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria batters Puerto Rico with force not seen in its modern history with winds over 250 kms/h and dangerous storm surges, after destroying Dominica where 90 percent of buildings are destroyed. UN Declares Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Open for Signature United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has declared open today the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons for signature, an instrument that will come into force once 50 States ratify. Mexico Injured, But Fighting for Life After Earthquake By Orlando Oramas Leon Mexico, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) In aftermath of a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, Mexico suffered this morning quake aftershocks, but the solidarity of its citizens and the deployment of soldiers and rescuers and volunteers continue their rescue efforts and fight for life. Cuba's Blockade Receives Condemnations at UN General Assembly United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia and Costa Rica have rejected the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba during the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly, a forum that is entering its second day today. Cuba Reiterates in US that Strictly Meets Diplomatic Protection Washington, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated its strict compliance with its obligations regarding the protection of diplomats at the sixth meeting of the Bilateral Commission with the United States held in this capital. Brazil and the Coup d'Etat a Year Later Por Moisés Pérez MokBrasilia (Prensa Latina) Shortly before leaving the Planalto Palace, Brazil''s constitutional president Dilma Rousseff warned that the coup plotters ''are going to imprison state institutions to place them at the service of the most radical economic liberalism and social backwardness.'' Puerto Rico next on Hurricane Maria's Demolishing Path San Juan, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) After lashing at Dominica and battering again the Leeward Islands, hurricane Maria is making landfall on Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning. Preliminary Death Toll after Mexican Earthquake Reaches Seven Ciudad de México, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) At least seven dead people was the result of the earthquake that hit today the Mexican capital and the authorities expect an increase in this number. Spanish Parliament Denies Support to Govt on Catalonian Secessionism Madrid, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Parliament rejected today a proposal by the liberal Party Ciudadanos (Citizens) that tried to support the rigid performance by the conservative Government of Mariano Rajoy to hinder the pro-independence referendum in Catalonia on October 1. Jailed Peruvian Ex-President Humala Faces New Judicial Defeat Lima, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Ex-President Ollanta Humala faced a new defeat, after a court rejected an habeas corpus against his 18-month preventive detention, which he has been serving since July, due to an investigation into supposed money laundering. Buildings Collapse Due to Strong Earthquake in Mexico Mexico, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake occurred today in central Mexico and this capital city made various buildings collapse, indicate preliminary reports. President Trump Used UN to Threaten to Unleash War, Says US Senator Washington, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein warned today that US President Donald Trump used his speech at the United Nations (UN) to threaten to unleash a war, instead of fostering peace and global cooperation. Venezuela Repudiates Trump's Speech at UN Caracas, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan press repudiated the speech delivered today by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, at the United Nations, where he attacked sovereign countries. Bolivia Sends Humanitarian Aid to Cuba after Hurricane Irma Por Pedro RiosecoLa Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government is set today to send 10 tons of humanitarian aid to Cuba on a Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft belonging to the Bolivian Air Force in order to help the island to recover from the huge damage caused by Hurricane Irma. We Are All Venezuela, People Say in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) While Caracas prepared to hold an anti-imperialist march today in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution, thousands of miles away, in the capital of heroic Vietnam, other voices rose to proclaim that We are all Venezuela. African Presidents Repeate Commitment to Eradicating Child Marriage Kampala, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of Zambia, Edgar Lungu; Uganda, Yoweri Museveni and Malawi, Peter Mutharika, expressed their commitment to supporting the efforts to eradicate child marriage in Africa by 2030, local press reported today. Peace, Disarmament, Climate Change, Goals of Guterres Speech at UN United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres intervened today in the installation of the high-level segment of the General Assembly, where he advocated for peace, nuclear disarmament, and attention to climate change. Young Creators of the Americas Gather in Cuba Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Artists and intellectuals from 16 countries in the region exchange ideas from today until next September 22 in Cuba, at the 4th Meeting of Young Thought and Creation in the Americas. Iran Warns of Consequences of Nuclear Deal Breach Tehran, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hasan Rohani warned of the consequences of a breach of the nuclear pact sealed between Iran and the Group 5+1, in statements to US television station CNN released today in this capital. Bolivia Central Bank Increases International Reserves La Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Net International Rerserves (NIR) of the Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB) exceed today the 10.3 billion dollars, for an increase of 2.2 percent in deposits of foreign currency during the first half of the year. ASEAN Approves Vietnam's Proposal on Inclusive Development Manila, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) has granted a resolution today on a proposal of Vietnam to build an economic community of equitable and inclusive development in the region. Syrian Army Fights Back Terrorist Offensive in Hama Province Damascus, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army has fought back against a major terror attack in the north of the central province of Hama, seizing equipment and several heavy weapons, according to military sources. Base Fish, Star of the Aquiculture Fair in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The tra or base, a fish whose export in Vietnam is valued in over 1.5 billion dollars per year, will be the star of a great aquiculture fair to be held in this capital at the beginning of October. UN Confirms that Near 130 Leaders will Attend High-level Forum United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Secretariat said that 90 heads of State and 39 heads of Government will participate in the high-level period of the General Assembly, which will hold its forum from September 19th to 25th. Cuba: Hotels in Camaguey Reopen after Hurricane Irma's Onslaught Camaguey,Cuba, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Roc Santa Lucia hotel hosted today the first foreign clients after Hurricane Irma''s onslaught on September 9th in the tourist resort, the main tourist center in this central-eastern province of Cuba. FIFA Delegation to Visit Cuba Havana, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) A high level delegation from the International Foootball (Soccer) Federation (FIFA) will visit Cuba this week, said official sources Monday. Blood of African Migrants in Europe Contaminated Madrid, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The blood of African migrants arriving in Europe is contaminated with toxic metals because of the technological trash sent to Africa by developed countries, said a study by magazine Environmental Pollution. As Category 5, Hurricane Maria Pounded Dominica San Juan, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria with a pounding force of Category 5 storm, the highest in the Saffir-Simpson scale, hammered Dominica by midnight while hitting, too, nearby islands of the eastern Caribbean. Peace in Syria will Lead to Refugees' Return, Says Russian Minister Moscow, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) ''The creation of peace areas and the boost for the political process in Syria set up conditions for the safe return of refugees from Lebanon,'' said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. Cuban Top Minister at UN: Cuba Stands Strong after Hurricane Impact United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez asserted today at UN that his country was making progress in the recovery from the impact of hurricane Irma and that it would not leave any of the affected people to their fate. Maldonado's Brother Criticizes Operation in Indigenous Community Buenos Aires, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Sergio Maldonado, brother of Argentinean disappeared young man Santiago Maldonado, hardly questioned the operation started Monday by security forces in Mapuche indigenous territory and regarded this as ''a media clowning.'' Puerto Rico Declares State of Emergency for Hurricane Maria San Juan, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosello declared this country in state of emergency today due to the Hurricane Maria, which is expected to be ''more devastating than Irma''. Argentinean Students Take Over Colleges in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Students from more than 30 secondary schools in Buenos Aires are now protesting against the educational reform and are peacefully taking over the schools as a measure of force. Cuban Dance Troupe to Open Dancing Festival in Russia Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ballet troupe Danza Contemporánea de Cuba (DCC) confirmed Monday that it will open the 2017 edition of the Russian International Dance Inversion Festival in Moscow on September 25, by an invitation by prestigious Russian Bolshoi and Stanivslaski Theaters respectively. Cuban Vice-President Highlights Recovery after Irma Hurricane Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice-President Ramiro Valdés said today that the country is advancing in the recovery phase, after being severely affected by Hurricane Irma along the north coast of the country. Guterres Describes Bureaucracy as Major Enemy for United Nations United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said today that fighting bureaucracy is the focus of the efforts to reform the organization Bachelet to Travel to United Nations This Week Santiago de Chile, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz said today that he will travel to New York in the next few hours, where he will meet the President of the Republic, Michelle Bachelet. ANC Calls Anti-Imperialist March for Venezuela and the World Caracas, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The president of the International Relations Committee of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Adan Chavez, has called an international anti-imperialist march tomorrow to defend the sovereignty of Venezuela and the peoples of the world. Restoration of Water Supply Benefits 25,000 Cubans Affected by Irma Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 25,000 residents in this central Cuban city benefit today from the restoration of the pipeline that supplies water to the southern part of the city, interrupted after Hurricane Irma hit the country. Dominican Ship Arrives in Cuba with Humanitarian Aid Irma's Victims Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) A ship from the Dominican Republic''s Navy arrived in this capital today laden with a humanitarian aid to help Cubans during the recovery works after Hurricane Irma hit the country. Evo Morales Recalls Cuban Hero Jose Marti's Struggle and Example La Paz, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today recalled the example and struggles of Cuban hero Jose Marti, when referring to the anniversary of his arrest in Havana in 1879. More than 2,000 Aftershocks following Earthquake in Mexico Mexico, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) There has been more than 2,000 aftershocks following the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Oaxaca and other Mexican states, Oaxaca governor Alejandro Murat said today. The emergency in Oaxaca has passed, but aftershocks of the huge tremor that caused nearly a hundred dead and great destruction continue, Murat said in a television interview. FARC Denounces Misleading Information Campaign in Colombia Bogota, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) FARC''s new party has denounced what it described as a systematic misleading information and discredit campaign against it on Colombian media. We Live in a World of Unacceptable Inequality, Guterres Said at UN United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned today that the world is living in an unacceptable and unsustainable scenario of inequality, which must be reversed urgently with the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Communist Party of China to Reform Statutes at 19th Congress Beijing, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of China (CPCh) said today that it plans to introduce some changes in the statutes during its 19th Congress, scheduled for October 18 to 28, to promote the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics. Turkey Starts Military Drills on Iraqi Border Ankara, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkey''s armed forces have stepped up some pressure on the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (GRK), as it started military drills on the Iraqi border. UN Debates on Its Complex Reform United Nations, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The complex issue of the UN reform is today focusing on a high-level forum of this organization, an event promoted by the United States that apparently dozens of nations will be unable to attend to. Syria Rebuilds with Vision of Future By Oscar Bravo Fong (*) Damascus, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) As the Syrian Army and its allies reconquer territories from the extremist organizations, the government, through millionaire investments, makes it possible to rebuild damaged infrastructures in the midst of a bloody armed conflict. Chilean Muralist 'Mono' González Inaugurates Work in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Considered a sort of cultural ambassador of his country, the famous Chilean muralist Alejandro ''Mono'' González inaugurated today in a busy avenue of this capital an allegorical work to the struggles of the Vietnamese people. Cuban Gov't Announces Aid to People Affected by Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government has announced today that it will finance about 50 percent of the price of construction materials that will be sold to the people whose houses were totally or partially destroyed by Hurricane Irma. PAHO: Primary Healthcare Model in Bolivia Is a Legacy from Cuba La Paz, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The primary healthcare model currently implemented in Bolivia and other countries has been a legacy from Cuba, said the representative of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), Fernando Leanes. French Organization Renews Support for Cuba and Venezuela Paris, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Yes France solidarity organization has renewed its support for the Caribbean island and Venezuela in the wake of the current complex situation in Latin America, at the L''Humanite festival, which ends today. WFP Presents Food Aid to Cubans Affected by Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley has announced the donation of 1.5 million dollars in food, and a food aid valued at 5.7 million dollars for those affected by Hurricane Irma. Cuba Showed Solidarity to the World, Intellectuals Say in France Paris, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s experience in building a socialist revolution is teaching the world lessons such as the meaning and importance of solidarity, according to reports today during a meeting at the L''Humanite festival in France. Nuevitas Port Receives First Ship after Hurricane Irma Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The first ship after Hurricane Irma hit this northeastern Cuban province arrived in the Port of Nuevitas from China, laden with 4,200 tons of coil. Recovery of Cuban Health Sector after Hurricane Makes Progress Havana, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Since Hurricane Irma hit Cuba, the country has been recovering its damaged health centers without epidemiological situations, top leaders from the health sector said. Syria and Russia Create Conditions for Return of Displaced People Damascus, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Center for Coordination in Hmeimim is working in conjunction with the Syrian government to create the appropriate conditions for the return of displaced people to the zones that have been freed of terrorists, a military source said today. Cuban Foreign Minister Travels to New York to Attend UN Debate United Nations, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez is in New York to participate in the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly, scheduled from September 10 to 25. Vietnam among the most beautiful countries, British Travel Guide Says Hanoy, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam was selected as one of the 20 most beautiful countries on the planet by Rough Guides, the demanding British travel website. UN Awards Indigenous Leaders for Environmental Protection Initiative United Nations, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Indigenous leaders from around the world who won the 2017 UN Equatorial Prize have reaffirmed their commitment to the conservation of nature and sustainable development. Representatives from Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, Brazil, Mali, Kenya, Indonesia, Thailand, Kazakhstan, India and Pakistan will receive Sunday the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) award in New York, which they considered a stimulus to continue in the struggle for the construction of a planet in keeping with the environment. Morales and Macri to Meet on November 28 in Argentina La Paz, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri will meet on November 28 in the province of Jujuy, Argentina, in order to deal with issues of interest for both nations, such as energy, migration and security. NCA Calls On Venezuelan Opposition to Join Constituent Assembly Caracas, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) President, Delcy Rodriguez, has reiterated the call for the Venezuelan opposition to join the debate in the forum of the original power settled by the people in August 30 elections. UN Mission in Colombia Recognizes Peace Will Bogota, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The UN Mission in Colombia recognized the peace will of the government and the FARC-EP, after the two former warring sides finished removing armaments and ammunition from deposits. Cuba Strives to Restore its Electric Power System Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban electric power system is currently operating at 86 percent, while a workforce is reportedly striving to restore this after Hurricane Irma cut through the country''s northern coast. Evo Remarks Bolivia's Opposition to Foreign Interference La Paz, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has today laid stress on Bolivia''s rejection to any international intervention in the country, and to foreign interference in regional nations. Environment of Cuban Province Evaluated after Hurricane Irma Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The environmental situation in the province of Matanzas is reportedly less unfavorable, in general, except in places where Hurricane Irma harshly hit the northern coast. The assessment is contained in a note released here by the Environment Unit of the delegation in Matanzas of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Environment (Citma). Fears of Spread Communal Violence in Myanmar Grow Naypyidaw, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Myanmar residents have been today branded as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) after recent violence against Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine. 20th Habano Festival to Be Held Next February Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tobacco authorities have today called all those interested people in attending the 20th Habano Festival, which will be held from February 26 through March 2, 2018. Russian, Cuban Filmmakers Explore Possible Works Together 16 de septiembre de 2017, 10:44Moscow, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Filmmakers from Cuba and Russia explored the possibility of carrying out joint work, as part of the movie week of the island in this capital, where the feature film ''Ya no es antes'' (It''s Not Before -2016) by director Lester Hamlet is on screen. Cuba and U.S. Talk over Legal Issues Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and U.S. authorities have talked to coordinate bilateral cooperation in law enforcement, Cuban Foreign Ministry reports on its website. Powerful Typhoon Doksuri Kills 5 in Vietnam 16 de septiembre de 2017, 09:08Hanoi, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Five people have been killed and a dozen were injured by the effects of Typhoon Doksuri as it made landfall in Vietnam on Friday, officials said. South African Police Try to Halt Crime Wave in KwaZulu-Natal 16 de septiembre de 2017, 09:03Pretoria, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) South African Deputy Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, has announced the establishment of a police station in what is known as Durban''s Glebelands Hostels, where 93 murders and several intimidation of politicians have been reported. Over 500 Displaced Families Return to Their Homes in Aleppo, Syria 16 de septiembre de 2017, 09:01Damascus, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) More than 500 Syrian families displaced by terrorism have returned to their villages and towns in northern Aleppo province after restoration of security and stability to them, official sources said. Norwegian Minister to Preside World Economic Forum 16 de septiembre de 2017, 06:32Oslo, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) An official report known here says the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Borge Brende, will preside the World Economic Forum (WEF). President Duterte Might Extend Martial Law in Philippines 16 de septiembre de 2017, 00:40Manila, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, might extend the Martial Law to the entire country, if the demonstrations by leftwing movements create violent actions, said Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana here. Ecuadorian President on First International Tour Quito, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno will kick off his first international tour in the United States, where he will pay an official visit from September 18 to 24. Russia and Cuba Sign Agrement on Industries Havana, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) A cooperation agreement on industry and technology was signed by Russia and Cuba as part of an official visit to Cuba by Russian representatives from this field. Havanatur Participates in Tourist Exhibition in Argentina 15 de septiembre de 2017, 17:19Buenos Aires, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) In view of the coming high season in Cuba, the office of the tour operator Havanatur in Argentina is renewed with various offers, one of them focused on tourism for young graduates. Artistic Brigades Visit Hurricane-Hit Zones in Cuban Province Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Following the flagging ceremony today at the Ignacio Agramonte Park in this central-eastern Cuban city, the ''We are in Combat'' artistic brigade, made up of artists from Camaguey, left for the communities affected by Hurricane Irma. Namibia: Friendship Association Expresses Solidarity with Cuba Windhoek, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Namibia-Cuba Friendship Association has expressed its solidarity today with the Cuban people following the devastating passing of Hurricane Irma, and acknowledged that the images of destruction have touched the hearts of its members. Venezuela Condemns Double Terrorist Attack in Iraq Caracas, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has strongly condemned the double terrorist attack south of the city of Nasiriyah, Iraq, killing over 70 people and injuring 80. Spain Expresses Solidarity with UK after Alleged Terror Attack Madrid, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, has expressed his solidarity with the United Kingdom following the terror attack on Friday which shook London subway, injuring over a dozen people. Maroon 5 to Perform at Rock in Rio Festival Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The biggest music and entertainment event on the planet, Rock in Rio, will open here today with the performance on the World Stage of the U.S. band Maroon 5, which will replace Lady Gaga. Syria: More than 1,000 Members of Irregular Armed Groups Join Army Damascus, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Syrian government troops have strengthened further after at least seven leaders and more than 1,000 members of illegal armed groups joined their ranks, the Russian Center for Reconciliation said on Friday. Cypriot Communists Express Solidarity with Cuba after Hurricane Irma Nicosia, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus (AKEL) today sent a message of solidarity with Cuba for the human losses and heavy damages suffered due to Hurricane Irma. Russia Condemns Unatainable Demands from Syrian Opposition in Astana Astana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) On the second day of Syria peace talks in this capital, sponsored by Turkey and Iran, Russia today condemned the unatainable demands from the so-called moderate opposition, Turkish Army to Deploy Troops in Idlib, Syria Ankara, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Following the agreement signed today in the capital of Kazakhstan on the so-called détente zones in Syria, Turkey''s diplomatic sources have announced the deployment of troops along Idlib, in the northeast of the country. Iran Calls for Banning Nuclear Cooperation with Israel Tehran, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Iran called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to ban all cooperation and transfer of nuclear materials and equipment with and to Israel, a report by Hispantv said today. U.S. Admits Openness of Belarus and Russia West-2017 Drills Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The United States has today acknowledged the openness of Belarus and Russia West-2017 drills, amid a campaign to condemn alleged second purposes of those maneuvers. After Hurricane Irma, Cuba Watches New Tropical Storm Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban Institute of Meteorology are following closely the path of a new tropical depression, the 14th such storm in the current hurricane season, which is moving in the west of the eastern Atlantic. Europeans Propose Firm to Finance Bioceanic Train La Paz, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) German and Swiss businessmen will present today a study on the management and financial viability for a public-private association to direct the project of construction of the Bioeanic Railway Corridor of Integration (BRCI), on Bolivia''s initiative. Russia Opens Public Parking in Front of US Embassy Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Russia today announced the opening of a public parking lot near the United States embassy in the capital and its consulates in St. Petersburg and Vladivostok. Cuba Opens Up to Russian Tourism, after Hotel Recovery By Antonio Rondon Garcia Moscow, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is ready today to receive Russian tourism in its favorite destinations, Varadero and Havana, where the recovery, after Hurricane Irma, allows the operation of most of its facilities. Brazil in in the Hands of Criminal Organization, denounces PT Brasilia, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The new denounciation presented by Attorney General Rodrigo Janot against non-elected President Michel Temer, demonstrates that Brazil is today powered by a real criminal organization, denounced the Workers'' Party (PT). British Government Moves after Explosion London, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) British Prime Minister Theresa May deplored the toll of at least 22 injured after an explosion in the London Underground and convened a meeting of the Cobra Emergency Committee. Cuba Checks the Damages Caused by Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Under the principle of saving human life, the Cuban State -through Civil Defense and back-up organizations- had firstly evacuated 1,738,000 people before being hit by powerful hurricane Irma, that left huge damages, among them in the national electric system. Havana Heals the Wounds Left by Hurricane Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Provincial Defense Council (CDP) of Havana continues today in recovery tasks after the damages caused last weekend in this capital by hurricane Irma. Cuban President Highlights Works to Recover After Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban President, Raul Castro Ruz, has highlighted the work conducted to recover from the huge damages caused by Hurricane Irma, and expressed his confidence that ''we will get back on our feet once again'', according to the morning press Jamaica: Nine Countries to Attend Event on Climate Change Kingston, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of 600 delegates of nine countries are expected to attend the Youth Conference on Climate Change 2017 to take place on October 10 and 11 in this capital, informed today the Jamaica Information Service (JIS). Revealed in Canada Illegal Monitoring of Cellphone Communications Ottawa, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) used illegally in several occasions between 2011 and 2016 technology to monitor communications with cellphones, revealed a report published here. Guyana Seeks to End Border Dispute with Venezuela Georgetown, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Guyana''s President David Granger will address the ongoing Essequibo border conflict between Guyana and Venezuela during a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, said today the Foreign Ministry. Colombia Fosters Better Use of Fishery Resources Bogota, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government has declared the protection to further 4.5 million marine hectares, seeking to foster the development of sustainable and responsible fishing. Dams Level Increase in Eastern Cuba after Hurricane Irma Guantanamo, Cuba Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The rainfall produced by Hurricane Irma benefited the dams in the easternmost provinces of Cuba, according to deputy director of the Institute of Water Resources in Guantanamo Juan Carlos Gonzalez. Work Increases to Restore Electricy in Ciego de Avila, Cuba Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban electric line fixers are working arduously to soon restore electric power to the population of the central Cuban province of Ciego de Avila, seriously damaged by the fury of Hurricane Irma. Evo Morales Highlights Importance of Urea Fertilizer Plant Cochabamba, Bolivia, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales highlighted that Bolivia is taking an important step in the process of industrialization of hydrocarbons with the opening of an urea fertilizer production plant. Cuba Brings to Justice Penal Cases Related to Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The judicial body of the National Defense Council reported that 35 penal cases related to the impact of hurricane Irma in Cuba have been brought to justice. Current Account Deficit Widens in South Africa Pretoria, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Reserve Bank of South Africa reported Thursday that the country''s current account deficit widened to 2.4% in the second quarter of 2017. Colombia Thanks the UN for Supporting Its Peace Process 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:42United Nations, Sept 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian ambassador to the UN Maria Emma Mejia thanked today in the Security Council the international support to the peace process in her country, boosted after the signature of an agreement between the government and FARC-EP. Syrian President Expresses Gratitude to Iran for Support 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:35Damascus, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al Assad sent a message of gratitude to the leader of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Jamenei, in which he highlighted the important role played by Iran in the rupture of the siege on the city of Deir Ezzor. Egyptian Budget Deficit Diminishes 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:32Cairo, Sept 14 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian budget deficit fell to 9.5 percent in the fourth third quarter of 2016-2017 fiscal year that ended in June, said today Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Far Eastern Cuba Work to Recover Photovoltaic Park in Maisi 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:19Maisi, Cuba, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) In far eastern Cuba, authorities are working to restore more than 4,000 solar panels removed from the photovoltaic park in Punta de Maisí before Hurricane Irma hit the country. Cuban Experts Assist Panama to Cultivate Coconut 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:10Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban expers in coconut production are providing technical assistance to Panama to fight plagues and diseases and managing crops, according to a press release published by the Cuba Office of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). South African Friends of Cuba Create Aid Fund 14 de septiembre de 2017, 15:14Pretoria, Sept 14 (Prensa Latina) Associations of friendship and South Africans who graduated in Cuba have created funds to support the efforts being made by the Caribbean nation to recover from Hurricane Irma. Matanzas Advances in Its Recovery after Hurricane Irma Matanzas, Cuba, Sept 14 (Prensa Latina) Vice president of the Civil Defense Council of the province of Matanzas, Tania Leon, assured that the priorities are to improve living condition of the population and reestablish gradually the services after Hurricane Irma, which was the most destructive and powerful ever to hit the island. After Hurricane Irma, No Child Will Be Defenseless, Cuba Says at UN United Nations, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has stated today at a forum of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) that after the devastating passing of Hurricane Irma through the island, all affected children will have the necessary attention. Uruguayan Doctors Show Solidarity with Cuba after Hurricane Irma Montevideo, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Doctors from the Uruguayan Association of Graduates from the Latin American Medical School (AUE-ELAM) today ratified their unconditional support for the Cuban government and people, after Hurricane Irma hit the country. Cuban Council of Churches to Contribute to Recovery after Irma Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Council of Churches (CIC) has expressed its willingness to call on its members and friends around the world to contribute to the recovery in the country after Hurricane Irma. Cuban Film Week Opens in Russia Por Antonio Rondon GarciaMoscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia is screening as of today four Cuban feature-length films at the Illusion Cinema in this capital. Vietnam Donates Material Aid to Cuba to Mitigate Hurricane Damage (+Photos) Hanoi, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Material aid worth $150,000 USD has been delivered today by the Thai Binh Trade and Investment Corporation to the Cuban Embassy in Vietnam to help mitigate the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Telephone Terrorism Reported in St. Petersburg 14 de septiembre de 2017, 11:39Moscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Telephone terrorism has been reported in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, where several shops and schools were evacuated after receiving calls informing about false bomb threats . Havana Hotels to Be Ready This Week, Officials Say Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Several coastal hotels in Havana that were affected by Hurricane Irma will be ready to operate this week, after efforts by employees and relevant agencies, officials said today. Cuban Tourist Resorts Reopen after Being Damaged by Hurricane Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban First Viceminister of Tourism, Alexis Trujillo, certified today that many of the recreational facilities of the country affected by hurricane Irma are already in operation. Exquisiteness and Sensuality of American Jazz Shone in Bolivia By Cosset Lazo Pérez La Paz, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The band L.A. Jazz Machine starred in an unforgettable concert in this Bolivian city, where the exquisiteness and sensuality of the genre born in the late 19th century in the United States reigned on a cold La Paz night. Syrian Army Expelled Terrorists from 14 Villages in Homs Damascus, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian army and its allies expelled in less than 24 hours Islamic State (IS) terrorists from 14 villages and 6 mountains in the Jeb Yarrah area, about 60 kilometers east of Homs, military sources informed today. Sixth Round of Syrian Peace Talks Kick Off in Astana 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:51Astana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) At least 24 heads of armed groups of the so-called moderate opposition and Syrian Government representatives are today attending the sixth round of talks in search of solving the current crisis in this Arab nation. Calls in the USA to End the Blockade against Cuba Continue 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:30Washington, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Day Against the Blockade 2017, which seeks to end this policy imposed on Cuba by the United States, continues today after a new meeting with university students and an information session with congressmen. Cuba Cleans Up After Hurricane Irma Lashes Caribbean 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:11Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) With more than 72 hours of stress-load recovery days after Hurricane Irma hammered the national territory, Cuba is nowadays showing signs of progress to normalization in the country. Russia Denounces NATO Threat on Its Border 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:09Moscow, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Russia denounced today the threat to its national security of the deployment of troops of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) near its borders and rejected the speculations on the exercises West-2017. Book and Photo Exhibition Honor Fidel Castro in New York New York, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Diplomats accredited to the United Nations and members of the solidarity movement with Cuba have paid tribute to Fidel Castro in New York during an evening that included the launching of a book and a photo exhibition about the revolutionary leader. Non-oil Exports Increase in Ecuador in First Six Months of 2017 Quito, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Non-oil exports grew in the first six months of 2017 in Ecuador, reporting $6.13 billion USD, 10.5 percent more compared to the same period in 2016. Health System Recovers in Havana after Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) 72 hours after Hurricane Irma''s onslaught in Havana, 98 percent of hospitals in the capital city already has electricity and running water, said local director of health Reynol Garcia. Syrian President Warns against Danger of Terrorism in the World Damascus, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar al-Asad highlighted the important role of popular organizations and social forces in raising awareness and warning against the dangers of terrorism which is spreading across the world. Hurricane Irma Damaged over 200 Cuban Cultural Centers Havana, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The fury of Hurricane Irma caused damage to 211 cultural institutions in Cuba, said today the Ministry of Culture. 95 Russian Athletes Cleared of Doping Charges Montreal, Canada, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has cleared 95 Russian athletes of doping charges, said today the media. Presence of Venezuela in Asia, Africa and Middle East Consolidated 13 de septiembre de 2017, 17:10Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The recent international tour of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro contributed to reassert Venezuela''s relations with several countries from Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, in moments in which the US wants to fence off Venezuela economically and diplomatically. Evo Morales Backs Dialogue to Solve Venezuela Crisis 13 de septiembre de 2017, 17:04La Paz, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed his support to the dialogue between Venezuela''s government and opposition sectors in the Dominican Republic to resolve the political crisis of the South American country. Jamaica to Assist Hurricane Irma Affected Islands 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:55Kingston, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Jamaican Government today has sent humanitarian aids to the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, which were hammered by Category 5 Hurricane Irma. Venezuela Denounces Price Speculation 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:44Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The national coordinator of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers'' Center, Carlos López, denounced today that Venezuela suffers an inflation induced from the speculative manipulation of prices. CETIM denounces at UN the Illegality of US Blockade on Cuba 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:30Geneva, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM), a non governmental organization with an advisory status at the UN, denounced at the Council of Human Rights, the US blockade against Cuba, which qualifies as illegal, unilateral and illegitimate. Cuban Baseball League Resumes on September 15 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:21Havana, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The National Baseball Series (SNB), after being put on hold due to the devastating path of Hurricane Irma, will resume on Friday 15 with eight games, according to the National Baseball Commission (NBC). Russian President Supports Lebanese Neutrality in Middle East 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:16Beirut, Sep. 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin today backed the Lebanese decision to remain neutral in Middle East conflicts, said Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is on the third day of his visit to Russia. Caribbean Development Bank to Assist in Hurricane Damage Recovery 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:12Bridgetown, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) announced today in Barbados that it will provide financing to countries, members of its system, affected by Hurricane Irma. Bolivia, First Nation to Ratify Statement about Indigenous Peoples La Paz, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is the first nation to ratify the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, highlighted today President Evo Morales in the 10th anniversary of the approval of such international instrument. Paris to Host 2024 Olympic Games 13 de septiembre de 2017, 15:58Paris, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) In an environment of total joy and enthusiasm France is now celebrating the official appointment as the host of the 2024 Olympic Games, a feast of sport that will return to Paris after 100 years. Lucia Topolansky Takes On Uruguayan Vice Presidency 13 de septiembre de 2017, 15:54Montevideo, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Lucia Topolansky has become the first female Uruguayan vice president, after receiving the unanimous vote of the Parliament General Assembly, made up of senators and deputies. Camagüey Reports Huge Damage After Hurricane Irma Camaguey, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) When recovery works are underway, local authorities in Camaguey have today reported that 1,600 homes in the north of the region of this central-eastern province have been ravaged after Hurricane Irma. French Friendship Groups Urge to Support Cuba after Hurricane Irma Paris, September 13 (Prensa Latina) The association Cuba Cooperation France (CubaCop) advocated for reinforcing solidarity with the Cuban people in the hard times they are going through today after the devastating Hurricane Irma. Unity Vital to Curb Government Adjustment, Former Argentinean Pres. 13 de septiembre de 2017, 14:00Buenos Aires, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentine president and candidate to the Senate Cristina Fernandez will insist until the last minute on the unity so that the government''s economic adjustment will not win in the coming legislative elections, she assured. Clean Hands Law, Project to Fight Corruption in Ecuador Quito, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Clean Hands, an anti-corruption bill presented by Ecuador''s National Assembly president, José Serrano, seeks to prevent crimes against public administration, a government crusade against illegalities. French Government Keeps Labor Reform Despite Citizens' Refusal Paris, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) French government restated today the intention to implement the labor reform despite broad citizens´rejection shown yesterday in protest demonstrations in the whole country. Vladimir Putin Receives Lebanese PM Beirut, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri discussed today Russian military cooperation, economic issues and the situation in the Middle East. Cuba's Varadero Resort to Be Restored by November Havana, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Varadero, the main Cuban resort, will be restored before November 15 for the beginning of the high season of Cuban tourism (November-April), according to local authorities. Latin America Is Branded as a Lower-middle Zone of Human Capital Geneva, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum said today in this city that Latin America and the Caribbean are located in the lower-middle zone at the global level on the proper development of people''s talent. DPRK Condems Sanctions promoted by USA in UN Pyongyang, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) condemned today and qualified as cruel and illegal the new sanctions against DPRK, promoted by the US to the U.N. Security Council. FMs of Venezuela and Spain Meet in Madrid Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) A statement issued today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlights the willingness of Venezuela and Spain to work together to develop good diplomatic relations between both nations. Syrian Government Aid Distributed to Villages of Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Syria''s Deir Ezzor authorities has said today that government humanitarian aid program for needy populations in the demarcation line is positively progressing. The Order Is to Arrest Lula, Says Political Analyst Brasilia, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The order is to arrest former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during or after appearing today before Curitiba federal judge Sergio Moro, political analyst Francisco das Chagas Leite Filho warned. Double Defeat of Temer in Supreme Federal Court Predicted Brasilia, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Temer is likely to suffer today a double defeat against the Attorney General Rodrigo Janot, who denounced him for passive corruption. Lebanese PM Plans to Establish Military Cooperation with Russia Beirut, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) During an official visit to Russia, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has raised the immediate needs of his nation, including military cooperation with Moscow. Over 2,000 Europeans Join up Daesh Baghdad, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) About 2,500 European citizens are among the 13,000 terrorists who have joined up Daesh, according to reports published by Die Welt German magazine. Gov't and Opposition in Venezuela Resume Peaceful Dialogue Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government and opposition will start a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic today aimed at solving the political crisis in the South American nation, President Nicolás Maduro said. Cuban Musician Leo Brouwer Higlights Latin American Guitar By Maylin Vidal Buenos Aires, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Happy to be in Buenos Aires for the first time, Cuban composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer told Prensa Latina that guitar in Argentina, Brazil and Chile is particularly strong. Pictures on Fidel Castro in Prensa Latina's Exhibit in New York By Waldo Mendiluza New York, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Permanent Mission at UN is exhibiting today a series of photos from the Prensa Latina News Agency about revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro. Pakistan Carries Out Diplomatic Offensive after US Threats Islamabad, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan is today carrying out a diplomatic offensive as a result of US President Donald Trump''s strategy to Afghanistan and his threats against Islamabad. Venezuela Expresses Support to China in Face of Heavy Rains and Floods Caracas, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan government has expressed its support to China, affected by heavy rains that caused floods in the center and southwest of the Asian country. Nicaragua Envisages 100,000 Tourists for National Holidays Managua, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua envisages that more than 100,000 domestic and foreign tourists will attend national holidays this week. Hurricane Irma Left Significant Damages in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma left significant damage to houses and economic activities in the Cuban central province of Sancti Spiritus but the recovery started right away. Bachelet Inaugurated Geothermal Plant in Northern Chile Antofagasta, Chile, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet inaugurated the geothermal energy plant of Cerro Pabellon Tuesday in the northern region of Antofagasta. Hurricane-Struck Cuba Receives Humanitarian Aid from Venezuela 12 de septiembre de 2017, 17:18Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is the first country to send humanitarian aid to Cuba, which was severely hit by hurricane Irma during 72 hours causing extensive damage and 10 dead. Syrian President Praised by Russian Counterpart for Military Success 12 de septiembre de 2017, 17:05Damascus, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Tuesday his Syrian peer Bashar al-Assad for the recent success in breaking the siege set up more than three years ago by the Islamic State on the city of Deir Ezzor. Iraqi Prime Minister Regards Kurdish Referendum Unconstitutional 12 de septiembre de 2017, 16:49Baghdad, SEp 12 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has regarded the referendum for the independence of Kurdistan as ''unconstitutional and unilateral''. Electricians Work to Fix Cuban Electric Network damaged by Irma 12 de septiembre de 2017, 16:25Matanzas, Cuba, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Specialists and technicians of the electric sector work today strenuously to ease the complex situation that the electric system has in Matanzas western province, seriously damaged by Hurricane Irma. Bolivian Current Gas Reserves Will Guarantee Provision by 2032 12 de septiembre de 2017, 16:09La Paz, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s current gas reserves will meet the domestic demand and cover Argentinean and Brazilian market beyond 2032, assured today the minister of Hydrocarbons Luis Alberto Sanchez. Russian Fighter-Bombers Hit 180 Daesh Targets in Syrian Province 12 de septiembre de 2017, 15:37Damascus, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Russian fighter-bombers hit in the past hours 180 facilities of the Islamic State (ISIS) or Daesh in Uquerbat, in the east of Hama, Syrian central province, military sources reported today. Venezuela Rejects Report by Human Right Official 12 de septiembre de 2017, 15:28Geneva, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Valero rejected a report presented by the Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein Tuesday. 370,000 Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh, Says ONU 12 de septiembre de 2017, 15:14Dhaka, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The UN today estimated at 370,000 the number of Rohingyas who fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape a new wave of violence, while calling for urgent help to tackle the humanitarian crisis. Peter Thomson New Special UN Envoy for Oceans The United Nations, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Secretary General of the UN António Guterres announced today the nomination of Fijian Peter Thomson as its new special UN Envoy for Oceans. Cuba Urges to Extend Sanitary Measures to Avoid Epidemics (+Photos) Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) After Hurricane Irma, which affected almost all the Cuban territory, the national authorities made a call here today to take hygiene and sanitary measures to avoid the outbreak of epidemics. Cuba Will be Ready for High Season of Tourism Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban officials said that the country will be ready for the high season of tourism (November-April), while all reports today guarantee solutions to the most pressing problems left to the sector by Hurricane Irma. Biodiversity Suffers Damage after Irma's Passage through Cuba By Adalys Pilar Mireles Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Experts are evaluating the damage caused by the devastating Hurricane Irma to biodiversity during its passage through Cuba, confirmed the president of the Environment Agency, Maritza Garcia. French People Takes to Paris Streets to Protest Against Labor Reform By Luisa Maria Gonzalez Struggle Day for Democracy to Support Lula in Curitiba Brasilia, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) A new day of struggle for democracy will support former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Curitiba, who will appear before Sergio Moro, the judge who handles at will the threads of the Lava Jato anti-corruption operation. Pope Francis Appoints New Papal Nuncio to Italy Rome, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, papal nuncio to Italy and San Marino, who has became the first non-Italian to perform such a role since 1929. Cuba Works on Restoring Energy after Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The works for the restoration of the Cuban National Electric Power System are continuing today in this Caribbean country after the passing last weekend of Hurricane Irma. Russia Condemns Diplomatic Immunity Violation by USA 12 de septiembre de 2017, 09:39Moscow, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia has denounced today the US violation of diplomatic immunity and described the statements about a ''walk'' of US authorities over three Russian properties as blatant mockery. Cuba and China Confirm Excellent State of Historical Relations Beijing, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Relations between China and Cuba are at an excellent time, they share a historical basis and are not due to ephemeral circumstances, said the deputy Foreign Minister of the island, Marcelino Medina. Deir Ezzor City Slowly Returning to Normalcy after Terror Siege Damascus, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Residents in the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor are returning today to some kind of normal life after two and half years of terror siege by the Islamic State, local media report. Massive Demonstration in Favor of Catalonian Secession Madrid, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of thousands of people went out to the streets in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, Spain, to demand the independence of Catalonia (northeast of Spain) and the Catalonian authorities convoked to a referendum for self-determination on October 1st. Growing Solidarity with Cuba after the Passage of Irma Havana, Sep (Prensa Latina) Following the devastating hurricane Irma for Cuba, the Caribbean nation today has the solidarity and support of several countries, as well as their willingness to send aid. Vietnam, Brazil Goal: 10 Billion Dollar Trade Turnover Hanoi, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Brazil assessed today the state of their relations and expressed their willingness to increase trade to $ 10 billion over the next few years. Tourists in Cuban Resorts Protected in the Face of Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Foreign and national tourists who vacation today in Cuba benefited from an efficient protection system against Hurricane Irma, national press reported today. Evo Remembers Allende's Death with a Call for Latin American Unity La Paz, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales recalled today the 44th anniversary of the death of former Chilean President Salvador Allende and made a call to follow his example with the achievement of a united Americas. President Raul Castro Confident that Cuba Will Get Through Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban State Council and Council of Ministers Raúl Castro Ruz expressed confidence that, with organization and discipline, this country will get through after the impact of Hurricane Irma. 10 Dead Reported in Cuba by Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) The National Chiefs of Staff of Civil Defense of Cuba reported on the death of 10 people due to the impact of Hurricane Irma after its passage through the Caribbean island. More Than One Million Cubans Evacuated Because of Hurricane Irma 09 de septiembre de 2017, 13:05Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) More than one million Cubans are evacuated today to protect from the fury of Hurricane Irma, which now slaughtered the central provinces of Sancti Spiritus and Villa Clara, authorities said. Hurricane José Threat Determines Total Evacuation in Barbuda 09 de septiembre de 2017, 12:44Saint John, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) In anticipation of the scourge of Hurricane Jose, the government of Antigua and Barbuda ordered the total evacuation of this second island, destroyed after Irma, considered the most powerful of the formed in the Atlantic. Evo Morales: Bolivia is Entering Industrialization Stage La Paz, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales highlighted today Bolivia''s economic growth, thanks to nationalization of its natural resources and asserted the country is entering the industrialization stage. Syrian Army Secures Strategic Oil Field near Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) After heavy fighting against ISIS terrorists, Syrian troops liberated today the Al Taim key oil field in Deir Ezzor, one of the most important in this Arab nation. Three other Cuban Provinces in Hurricane Warning, including Havana 09 de septiembre de 2017, 10:57 Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban provinces of Matanzas, Mayabeque, and Havana are today in hurricane warning phase, after the arrival of powerful Hurricane Irma, which is advancing along the north coast of the island''s center, with category four. Syria Rejects Alleged Role in Idlib Chemical Attack 09 de septiembre de 2017, 10:43Damascus, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian government has categorically denied its involvement in toxic chemical gases and called it as a moral crime, according to a letter addressed to the Head of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, media reports said today. End of Iran-Group 5+1 Will Discourage the World, says Iran Official 09 de septiembre de 2017, 09:43Tehran, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) To annul the nuclear agreement signed by Iran and the Group 5+1, will discourage the world on the possibility of finding solution to similar differendoes, forecast the head of the Organization of Atomic Energy of Iran, Al Akbar Salehi. Hurricane Causes Severe Damages in Cuban Province of Camagüey 09 de septiembre de 2017, 09:28Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Powerful Hurricane Irma caused severe damage in the Cuban province of Camagüey, which was impacted by the intense meteorological phenomenon in the early hours of Saturday morning, the provincial government reported. Irma Brutally Lashes Central Region of Cuba Havana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The intense hurricane Irma, category 4, lashes today the north central part of Cuba, over the Camaguey and Ciego de Avila provinces with máximum sustained winds of 250 kilometers per hour and even stronger gusts. Poll Shows Uruguayan Vice President as Victim of Media Campaign 09 de septiembre de 2017, 00:24Montevideo, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The results of a poll taken by the newspaper La Red21 revealed that 63 percent of the Uruguayan citizens believed that the Republic''s Vice Prtesident Raul Sendic was a victim of a media campaign. EU to Create General Search Engine for Data on Terrorist Activities 09 de septiembre de 2017, 00:22Brussels, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) will create a general search engine for databases on terrorist activities that will improve the intelligence and security services of the member states, a diplomatic source from the regional bloc said on Friday. Cuban Nursing Congress Gathers Some 17 Nations 09 de septiembre de 2017, 00:16Havana, Sept 9 (Prensa Latina) Delegates of 17 nations will participate in the 17th Cuban Nursing Congress, 2017 Nursing, that will be held here on September 18-22 in the Convention Palace, the organizer committee confirmed today. Pope Francis Warns about Obstacles to Peace in Colombia 08 de septiembre de 2017, 17:24Villavicencio, Colombia, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis warned today in this Colombian city that the path to peace in this South American country could be a failure, if it does not go together with honest commitment to reconciliation. Half Dozen Dolphins Cross Cuba from Coast to Coast for Protection 08 de septiembre de 2017, 17:06Cienfuegos, Cuba, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Half a dozen dolphins are resting today at a facility in this south-central province, after crossing the country from the north coast in two different trips by helicopter, as a protection measure against the imminent path of hurricane Irma. Searching Russian Consulate in the U.S. Described as Occupation 08 de septiembre de 2017, 16:22Moscow, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Russian Vice Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov described today as occupation the search by US security agents at Russia''s consulate in this country in San Francisco. Hurricane Irma Gets CLose to the North Coasts of Cuba 08 de septiembre de 2017, 15:16Havana, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma, category four on the Saffir Simpson scale, is approaching the north coast of the center of the country with maximum sustained winds of 240 kilometers per hour (km / h) and upper gusts. Cuba Expresses Solidarity with Caribbean Countries 08 de septiembre de 2017, 15:01Havana, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba expresses its solidarity with the countries of the Caribbean Basin because of the natural phenomena hitting this area in the last hours, said Cuban Foreign Vice Minister Rogelio Sierra. Hurricane Katia Category 2 Turns Towards Mexican Coasts Mexico, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Katia becomes a Category 2 and started today its movement in the Gulf of Mexico towards the coasts of Veracruz state, by where it will touch land in the first morning hours on Saturday, according to the Meteorological Service. 8.2 Degree Earthquake Rocks Mexico, Killing 31 Mexico, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The strong earthquake of 8.2 degrees on the Richter scale that affected 11 Mexican states in the early hours of Thursday killed 31, with an epicenter in Pijijiapan, Chiapas, reported the Civil Protection today. Vietnam and Russia to Tripled Bilateral Trade Hanoi, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Russia agreed today to make use of the Free Trade Agreement between Indochina and Euroasian Economic Union to increase their commerce at 10,000 million dollars by 2020. North Americans in Somalia Report the Death of Four Terrorists Abuja, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A US air strike killed a member of the Somali Islamist group Al Shabab in southwestern Somalia, making a total of four opponents killed this week, a statement said. Major Hurricane Irma Likely to Deliver Big Blow to Cuban Cays Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Although Hurricane Irma is located at more than 300 kilometers east of Cayo Coco, there are some tidal waves and light winds on that island of the north coast of the central province of Ciego de Avila. Cuban Province Sancti Spíritus in Hurricane Warning Due to Irma Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Just a few hours after the landfall of Hurricane Irma on the eastern side of Cuba, Sancti Spiritus Provincial Council announced the hurricane warning phase for the province. Caribbean Tourism Organization Takes Action on Hurricane Irma Bridgetown, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has today activated its CTO Assistance Fund by the website, in order to help the peoples and governments affected by Hurricane Irma. CARICOM Ready to Support Recovery After Irma Saitn George, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) CARICOM President Keith Mitchell assured today in Grenada that the regional organization will help in the recovery after Irma, in coordination with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (Cedema). Cuban Physicians in Haiti are in Perfect Health After Hurricane Irma Port-au-Prince, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Medical Brigade in Haiti has informed today all its relatives, friends and the Cuban people in general that the more than 680 health professionals are in perfect health. NASA Discloses Names of Some Sites of Pluto Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Different sites in the geography of Pluto will be named after the first space missions to that body and scientists who discovered some of its characteristics, NASA said in a statement today. Guatemalan Damages Due To Recent Chiapas Quake Guatemala, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) The most powerful earthquake of the current century was registered in the region with an epicenter near Mexican coast, having 8,2 degrees at Ritcher scale,and caused two severe injured and over 3,300 affected in this country. 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Akita Prefecture in Japan Tokyo, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A preliminary magnitude 5.3 quake on the Richter scale occurred in Akita prefecture, northern Japan, with no injuries or damage reported, the Japan Meteorological Agency on Wednesday. British Virgin Islands Declared in State of Emergency Road Town, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Augustus Gus Jaspert, declared the territory in a state of emergency after the devastating Hurricane Irma. Philippine Army Tightens the Net Around Terrorists in Marawi 08 de septiembre de 2017, 12:44Manila, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine Army has gained ground today in the southern town of Marawi by detaining in an area of less than a square kilometer the terrorists raised there since May 23. Indian Army Takes Another Step Towards Gender Equality 08 de septiembre de 2017, 12:43New Delhi, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A day after the inauguration of Nirmala Sitharaman as defense minister, the Indian army took another step towards gender equality today by agreeing to elect 874 women to join the Military Police. Cyberattack May Affect Major US Credit Company Equifax 08 de septiembre de 2017, 12:38Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, said on Thursday that hackers had gained access to company data that potentially compromised sensitive information for 143 million US users, including Social Security numbers, driver´s license numbers, birth date and some other particulars, according to press reports released today. Cuban Musician Leo Brouwer to Be Honored in Argentina Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban guitarist, composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer will be honored next week with the title of Honorary Professor of the Argentine University Tres de Febrero where he will offer an open talk. People Will March to Protest Against Children's Violence in CR San José, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Over 2,000 people will march tomorrow through the main roads of this capital to make people aware of the population´s need to eradicate violence agaisnt children, one of the most severe problems in Costa Rica. UK Increases Aid to Islands Affected by Hurricane Irma London, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom announced today that it will increase assistance to its territories affected by Hurricane Irma after receiving criticism about slow and insufficient aid to victims. China on Its Way to Promote Green Development Nationwide Beijing, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has today urged local officials to deal with environmental issues and urgently promote green development. Catalonia Moves Forward in Planned Independence From Spain Madrid, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Parliament of Catalonia climbed another step today in its planned unilateral effort to achieve this autonomous community''s independence from Spain by approving a law that will establish a legal framework alternative to Spanish law. Maduro Counterattacks Economic Warfare Against Venezuela Caracas, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro submitted eight new bills to the speaker of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Delcy Rodríguez, to counter the economic warfare against the country. Uganda Joins Trial on Injectable HIV Preventive Drug Kampala, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Uganda will soon test an injectable version of a proven HIV-negative preventative oral drug that reduces the risk of HIV infection today. Half a Million Angolans are Literate This Year Luanda, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Half a million Angolans were already literate this year, said Education Minister Pinda Simao. Hurricane José Reaches Category 4 on the Saffir Simpson Scale Washington, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane José reached today category 4 on the Saffir Simpson scale, with winds of 240 km/h, the US National Hurricane Center informed. Australia to Train Philippine Forces in Marawi Manila, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Australia will send small teams of soldiers to the Philippines to help train local forces fighting terrorists in the country´s south, the Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne. Canada Plans to Suspend Deportations to Countries Devastated by Irma Ottawa, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Canada could suspend deportations to Haiti and other countries devastated by Hurricane Irma, according to federal regulations that prohibit repatriation of people to nations affected by conflicts or disasters, officials said. Police Arrests Vieira Lima, ex Temer Political Coordinartor Brasilia, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Federal Police (PF) arrested today at home in Salvador de Bahia Geddel Vieira Lima, former political coordinator and ally of president Michel Temer, who was seized with 16 million dollars, presumably obtained from bribes. Literacy in the Digital Age, the Axis of Celebration at UNESCO Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Literacy in the digital age stands out today as the axis of the celebration organized by UNESCO on the occasion of International Literacy Day. Syrian Army Strikes Back at Terrorists in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied troops have today carried out a major military operation to break ISIS-imposed siege around Deir Ezzor military airport, military sources reported. Irma Causes Losses of about 200 Million Euros in French Islands Paris, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The damage caused by Hurricane Irma in the French islands of the Caribbean Sea will reach a cost of about 200 million euros, informed the president of the Central Insurance Office, Bertrand Labilloy. Irma Causes Rainfalls, Coastal Flooding in Eastern Cuba Havana, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma has struck Cuba''s northeastern seas since early today, causing coastal flooding, especially along the northern coast of Guantanamo and Holguin. Russia Says USA Helped ISIS Leaders in Syria Moscow, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) A Russian senator said on Friday that the United States was likely involved in evacuating at least 20 ISIS leaders in Syria. Mexico Activates Civil Protection Protocols against Deadly Quake (+Photos) Mexico, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has activated today the Civil Protection protocols, including the National Emergency Committee, in view of a strong earthquake that hit the nation last night. European Market Opens Again to Argentinean Biodiesel Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean government announced today that in two weeks time approximately the market for biodiesel from this country will reopen to the European Union. Florida Governor Urges Evacuation due to Hurricane Irma Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Florida Governor Rick Scott urged people today to follow orders of evacuation before the impact of hurricane Irma, in moments when the U.S. state faces traffic congestion and lack of fuel. Silvio Rodriguez's Letter Has a Broad Support Havana, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) A hundred supportive comments has today Cuban singer Silvio Rodriguez''s letter published on his blog ''Segunda Cita,'' in which he announces the possible absence of one of his musicians to his concert on Sunday in New York. USA: Senator Supports Bernie Sanders Health Bill Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren became the newest member of her party to support the Medicare For All project promoted by fellow US Sen. And also member of the Upper House, Bernie Sanders. Doctors Without Borders Accuses European Nations Brussels, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Joanne Liu president of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Doctors Without Borders accused European governments to be accomplices for the treatment received by immigrants who try to cross from Africa to Europe. British Police Arrested Two Suspects of Terrorism London, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Metropolitan Police communicated today the detention of two individuals in the international airport of Birmingham, in the center of the United Kingdom, for suspected links to terrorist actions. Indonesian Pirates Suspected of Hijacking are Arrested in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian authorities arrested 10 suspected Indonesian pirates suspected of hijacking an oil tanker hours earlier. Lars Boom Wins Tour of Britain Stage Five to Take Overall Lead Clacton-on-Sea, UK,Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Dutchman Lars Boom (LottoNL-Jumbo) won the individual time trial stage in the 2017 Tour of Britain in Essex on Thursday to take the overall race lead. Central Cuban Provinces on Hurricane Warning in the Face of Irma Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The province of Sancti Spíritus, in the face of the imminent passing of Hurricane Irma on the outskirts of Cuban territory, is in hurricane watch phase since this Thursday morning reinforcing measures for risk reduction. Hurricane Irma Forces Evacuation of 5,247 in Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The number of people evacuated in the Dominican Republic by Hurricane Irma is increasing to 5,247, when the rains and winds associated with the phenomenon continue, said the Emergency Operations Center (COE). Pope Francis Asks for Focusing on Homeless People Bogota, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has urged in this capital to focus on the homeless and deprived people, and stressed that inequality is the root of social ailment. President Macron to Visit French Caribbean Islands Paris, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron announced today that he will visit the French Caribbean Islands affected by the devastating Hurricane Irma although he did not determine any date. ASEAN Ministers of Economy Strive for Greater Regional Integration Manila, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), attended by 49 Ministers of Economy including invited guests, is currently evaluating mechanisms to strengthening economic ties and promoting trade and investment in the region. Cuba to Attend Congress and Fairs in Mexico Mexico, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban specialists are promoting congresses, fairs, exhibitions and other domestic and international events to be held in 2018, at the Congress Fair in Mexico City, sponsored by IBTM Latin America. British Authorities Investigate Causes of Explosion in Hereford London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) British authorities are investigating the causes of an explosion at an industrial zone in Hereford, central United Kingdom, which forced the evacuation of several homes and shopping centers. Cuba and El Salvador Confirm Their Excellent Relations (+Photos) Havana, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Ministers of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez and Salvador Hugo Martinez confirmed today here their excellent bilateral relations, and advocated to broaden and deepen them. Donald Sutherland to Receive Honorary Oscar Los Angeles, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the United States are set to present Honorary Award to Canadian actor Donald Sutherland in recognition of his remarkable film career, the institution said today. South Korea Concludes Provisional THAAD Deployment Seoul, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Defense Ministry of the Republic of Korea concluded today the provisional installation of the North American anti-ballistic missile defense system THAAD, despite protests and criticism inside and outside the country. US and European Musicians Attend Bolivian Jazz Festival La Paz, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) With a successful international career, the L.A. l Jazz Machine (United States) and singers Carles GR Quartet (France) and Peter Scharli (Switzerland) stand out today among the attractions of the International Jazz Festival, Festijazz, of Bolivia. Puerto Rico Governor Gave Preliminary Data of Damages Cause by Irma San Juan, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican´s Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares offered today a report about the preliminary balance of damages caused by Hurricane Irma there. Camagüey Secures Tourist Facilities in the Face of Hurricane Irma Camagüey, Cuba, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Several evacuations to more than 2,400 tourists staying in hotels in the north of this central-eastern region are being carried out today in the face of the threat of Hurricane Irma to Cuba. Sanctions and Dialogue, Ways to Solve Korean Issue According to China Beijing, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today that the key to solving the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula is to implement sanctions and promote dialogue. Three Hurricanes Simultaneously Hit the Atlantic-Caribbean Region Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) With Irma, Jose and Katia, the Atlantic-Caribbean zone has three simultaneous hurricanes today, which has not happened since 2010, according to international meteorological entities. Scientists Design a Probe to Detect Cancer Cells in 10 Seconds Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have designed a hand-held probe capable of detecting cancer cells in the tissues in 10 seconds, it was reported in a study published today in the American journal Science Translational Medicine. Cuba's Turnat Could Be Held Despite Hurricane Irma Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities are preparing to prevent Hurricane Irma from affecting the 11th edition of the International Nature Tourism Event (Turnat 2017), planned for the end of September in the eastern part of the island. West Loses Bet on Armed Conflict in Syria Por Oscar Bravo FongDamascus, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The western ideologists, in their effort to perpetuate the presence of terrorist groups in Syria, never imagined that the armed forces of this country would achieve such an unquestionable triumph: the victory in Deir Ezzor. Brazilians Collect Signatures to Annul Law on Independence Day Brasilia, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the 195th anniversary of Brazil''s independence, the Workers'' Single Confederation (CUT) is collecting signatures to back up a Popular Initiative Bill to invalidate the labor reform boosted by President Michel Temer. Egypt, Vietnam Leaders Agree on Increasing Trade Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi agreed on the feasibility and advisability of increasing short-term trade between their countries to one billion of dollars. British Enterprises Concerned Over Non-specialized Jobs London, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) British enterprises expressed their concern today over the exit of this country from the European Union (EU) and the arrival of non-qualified workers. Argentine Santiago Maldonado Still Missing, Gov't Increases Reward Buenos Aires, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) There is still no information about the whereabouts of the young Argentine activist Santiago Maldonado, who disappeared more than 35 days ago, while the government decided today to quadruple the reward for those who offer accurate data to help the case. Irma Shows No Mercy with the Small Islands of the Caribbean San Juan, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma is merciless with the small islands in the east of the Caribbean region, where as of today there are no less than 10 dead and about fifty wounded. Israeli Airstrikes Target Syrian Research Center Damascus, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Israeli airstrikes targeted a Syrian scientific research center, located three kilometers from the town of Mesyaf in western Hama province, according to military sources. Asia-Pacífic Forum to Promote Small and Medium Enterprises Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The 24th Ministerial Conference of Small and Medium Size Enterprises of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, will be held from September 10 to 15 in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh. Largest Travel Convention Begins in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Some 700 tour operators from 40 countries and territories concur from today at the 13th International Travel Exhibition organized each year in the southern city of Ho Chi Minh. TeleSUR Denounces Anti-Venezuelan Information Manipulation Caracas, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Telesur, multinational news agency, has called for a serious and honest debate on the exercise of journalism, after denouncing the manipulation of Colombia''s Canal Uno, which paid for a fake proof to attack Venezuelan government. ANC Summons National Conference next December 16 to 20 Pretoria, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The African National Congress (ANC) summoned to celebrate next December its National Conference, a crucial event where its new leadership will be elected, its policy, program and constitution of the veteran antiapartheid updated. French Minister to Visit Russia and Achieve Progress in Dialog París, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will travel next Friday to Russia to intensify the dialog between Paris and Mosow, mainly on the main international crises. Natural Event Will Create New Touristic Routes in Cuba Havana, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) The celebration of the 11th International Nature Tourism Event, Turnat 2017, on September 25-30, will provide the creation of new recreational routes in the eastern region, the press reported. Scientists to Use Zika Virus to Fight Cancer Washington, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Investigators plan to introduce mutations on the virus of the Zika until they are able to develop a genetic variant able to attack tumors, without causing propagation of the infection in living organisms. Eusebio Leal Granted Grand Cross of Order Isabella the Catholic 06 de septiembre de 2017, 17:58Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis granted today historian of the city Eusebio Leal the Grand Cross of the Order of Isabellla the Catholic, the highest civil order granted by Spain. Cuban Central Province on the Alert for Hurricane Irma Threat 06 de septiembre de 2017, 17:06Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The population and State authorities in this Cuban central province are currently are working today to implement measures to preserve human lives and material resources, faced with the possible path of hurricane Irma along the Cuban northern coast. Puerto Rico: 250,000 Electric Power Consumers in the Dark 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:11San Juan, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 250,000 consumers of the Authority of Electric Energy (AEE) of Puerto Rico are now without electric power, while they expect Hurricane Irma goes through at 32 miles of distance by the northeast of the island, at 19:00, local time. Puerto Rico: 250,000 Electric Power Consumers in the Dark 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:11San Juan, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) A total of 250,000 consumers of the Authority of Electric Energy (AEE) of Puerto Rico are now without electric power, while they expect Hurricane Irma goes through at 32 miles of distance by the northeast of the island, at 19:00, local time. MPLA Victory Confirmed and Joao Lourenco President 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:09Luanda, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Angolan Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) assured continuity in the government with the election of Joao Lourenco for President for the next five years. Cuban Eastern Region on the Alert for Hurricane Irma Threat 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:04Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Civil Defense General Staff decreed today the stage of alert for this country''s eastern region, faced with the imminent path of hurricane Irma, which is affecting several territories in the insular Caribbean. Hurricane Irma, the Most Powerful of the Atlantic 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:01Washington, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) The National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the US considered today Hurricane Irma as the most powerful ever registered in the main waters of the Atlantic Ocean, outside northern of the Caribbean Sea and eastern of the Gulf of Mexico. Cuba and Spain Express Will to Strengthen Bilateral Relations 06 de septiembre de 2017, 14:33Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla received his Spanish counterpart Alfonso Maria Dastis Wednesday, in his first day for his first official visit to Cuba. Panama Canal to Increase Transit of Neo-Panamax Vessels 06 de septiembre de 2017, 13:31Panama, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) today announced an increase from six to seven in the transit of neo-panamax vessels through the new locks, starting on December 1. Panama Canal to Increase Transit of Neo-Panamax Vessels 06 de septiembre de 2017, 13:31Panama, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) today announced an increase from six to seven in the transit of neo-panamax vessels through the new locks, starting on December 1. Bank of Canada Raises Interest Rate to One Percent 06 de septiembre de 2017, 13:07Ottawa, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Canada has hiked its benchmark rate to 1 percent for a second time in less than two months amid surprisingly resurgent growth across the country. UNICEF Claims for Unity to End Violence Against Children in Mexico 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:46Mexico, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) The unity of all political forces and society is absolutely essencial to erradicate violence against children in Mexico, assured today Christian Skoog, representative of the of the United Nations Children´s Fund(UNICEF) in the country. Sandstorm and Rains Kill at Least 14 in Mauritania 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:46Nouakchott, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 people were killed and 26 wounded in a sandstorm combined with heavy rainfalls in Mauritania, a regional media reported today. US Singer Rufus Wainwright to Perform in Cuba 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:42Havana, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) US singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright will perform a concert on September 24 at Havana''s Gran Teatro Alicia Alonso (Gthaa), where he will share the stage with local artists, organizers confirmed here today. New Election Campaign Begins in Kenya 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:37Nairobi, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Independent and Border Electoral Commission has announced today the October 17´s election campaigns in Kenya after the Supreme Court overturned the August´s vote outcomes. DPRK Ratifies its Unchangeable Policy 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:33Pyongyang, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People´s Republic of Korea (DPRK) ratified today its unchangeable policy in relation to the campaign of sanctions carried out by the USA. China and Mexico Increase E-Commerce Cooperation 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:24Beijing, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has highlighted today the possibilities of e-commerce cooperation with China during an official visit to the Alibaba headquarters in the city of Huangzhou in eastern China, according to local press. Irma Without Casualties: Says Prime Minister of Antigua & Barbuda 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:22Saint John, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Antigua and Barbuda''s prime minister, Gaston Browne, said that the recent passage to his country by the very severe Hurricane Irma did not cause any fatalities. Republicans Cornered Due to Anti-Immigrant Bill in USA 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:18Washington, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) Donald Trump´s decision to end the program of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) could cause severe damages to the Republican Party among Latin voters, political experts forecasted today. Bahamas- Mandatory Evacuation in Path of Hurricane Irma 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:04Nassau, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says his government has ordered a mandatory evacuation of islands in the southern part of the islands chain because of Hurricane Irma. Mongolia, Bhutan Strengthen Political, Economic Cooperation 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:02Ulan Bator, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministers from Mongolia, Ts.Munkh-Orgil, and Bhutan, Damcho Dorji, held official talks here today to strengthen cooperation on bilateral, regional and international platforms. Mongolia, Bhutan Strengthen Political, Economic Cooperation 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:02Ulan Bator, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministers from Mongolia, Ts.Munkh-Orgil, and Bhutan, Damcho Dorji, held official talks here today to strengthen cooperation on bilateral, regional and international platforms. Eastern Cuba Takes Measures Before Passing of Irma 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:59Guantanamo, Cuba 6 Sep (Prensa Latina) Facing the imminent passage of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, authorities from this province are assuring today the sending of materials and workforce from the telecommunications and electricity companies to the most vulnerable municipalities. Nigeria´s Unity is Non-Negotiable, Say Civil Society Groups 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:57Abuja, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) A Nigerian civil society coalition has warned today that the nation''s unity is non-negotiable, after ratifying its support for President Muhammadu Buhari, reported the local press. Boko Haram Killed Nearly 400 Civilians in Nigeria, Cameroon 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:14Abuja, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) Civilian populations in Nigeria and Cameroon have suffered 381 deaths due to terrorist attacks of the Islamist armed group Boko Haram since April to now, according to national websites. Hurricane Irma Hits Antigua and Barbuda Hard 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:02San Juan, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma hit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda with gusting winds of over 300 kilometers per hour, at an estimated speed of 24 kilometers per hour. WWF: World will win Battle for the Environment 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:01By Fausto Triana Vietnam, Cuba Hold Fruitful Political Consultations 06 de septiembre de 2017, 10:59Hanoi, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Pham Binh Minh, and Cuba''s First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, have described today as fruitful the fourth round of the political consultations between the two nations. Mystique and Nature at IMPAC4 in Chile Por Fausto TrianaLa Serena, Chile, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Mystique of the Rapanui People from Easter Island, a beautiful documentary by NatGeo and several scientific debates mark the development of the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) in this city. France Concerned that Hurricane Irma Could Affect Caribbean Region Paris, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The French government has expressed concern today about the impact of Hurricane Irma on the French overseas territories located in the Caribbean Sea, mainly because thousands of people refuse to be evacuated and comply with the safety slogans. Syrian Gov't Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) When the Syrian army still fights in the streets of the city of Deir Ezzor against the terrorists of the Daesh, the government of this country decided to open an airlift to deliver humanitarian aid to the inhabitants of that enclave, official sources informed today. Pope Francis Pays Visit to Colombia Bogota, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis arrives today in this capital to pay a five-day apostolic visit to Colombia, considered as one of the nations having the world´s largest number of Catholics. Bahamas to Sanction Traders for Increasing Prices 06 de septiembre de 2017, 00:18Nassau, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The government of Bahamas warned the local wholesale and retail sellers that they may be sanctioned by the law if they take advantage of the possible impact of dangerous Hurricane Irma on the weekend and increase the prices of basic products such as foods, medical supplies, liquids and construction materials. Lara State, Second Most Affected in Venezuela by Opposition Chaos 05 de septiembre de 2017, 23:49Caracas, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The state of Lara, governed by opposition leader Henri Falcón, of Avanzada Progresista, was the second territory most affected in Venezuela by political violence promoted from April to August by self-proclaimed Table of Democratic Unity (MUD). Turkey Keeps Betting on Entering the European Union 05 de septiembre de 2017, 18:46Ankara, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu, assured his government keeps betting for the integration of his country to the European Union (EU), during a meeting closing today in Slovenia. UN Celebrates Cease of Fire between Gov't and ELN 05 de septiembre de 2017, 17:19United Nations, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The United nations celebrated the announcement of a cease of fire between the Colombian government and guerrilla movement National Liberation Army (ELN) in the frame of the peace negotiations hosted by Ecuador. Suitcases with Money Found in Place Linked to Temer's Ex Articulator 05 de septiembre de 2017, 17:04Brasilia, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Suitcases and cardboard boxes full of money of alleged corruption origin were found today by the Federal Police (PF) in an apartment linked to Geddel Vieira, political former articulator of President Michel Temer. Antigua and Barbuda Announced Possible Curfew Due to Irma's Trajector 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:46Saint John, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) The government of Antigua and Barbuda expressed today a statement about the possibility of imposing a curfew during Hurricane Irma''s visit. Venezuela Describes Interventionist Statement by France as Arrogant 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:45Caracas, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza described the recent statement by France on Venezuela as arrogant, while saying that the French Government subordinates its policy to the United States interests. Cuba Warns against Potential Danger of Hurricane Irma 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:12Havana, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Civil Defense of Cuba issued the Informative Note Number 1 on Hurricane Irma today, regarding the potential danger that this phenomenon represents for this Caribbean country. Syrian President Praises the Army For Deir Ezzor Victory 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:54Damascus, Sept (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad congratulated today national armed forces for their victory that means breaking the siege imposed by the Islamic State to the northern city of Deir Ezzor. Pope Calls for Reconciliation and Peace in Colombia 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:53Rome, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis called today for reconciliation and peace in Colombia, a country that he will visit from tomorrow until September 10th. USA Will Sell More Sophisticated Military Equipments to Asian Allies 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:38Washington, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) American President Donald Trump announced today his permission to Japan and South Korea to buy a huge amount of high-tech military equipments, in the middle of growing tensions with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). UN Ready to Support Pacific Solution in Korean Peninsula 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:37United Nations, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, showed today his disposal to endorse the negotiations directed to a pacific solution for the crisis in the Korean Peninsula. CARICOM Activates Response Risk Teams Due To Irma's Closeness 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:27Bridgetown, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Teams of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in charge of giving responses to climatic adversities, activated today in Barbados the plan of regional coordination due to Hurricane Irma''s closeness. CARICOM Activates Response Risk Teams Due To Irma's Closeness 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:27Bridgetown, Sept 5 (Prensa Latina) Teams of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in charge of giving responses to climatic adversities, activated today in Barbados the plan of regional coordination due to Hurricane Irma''s closeness. A Study Refutes Benefits of Diet Low in Fats Ottawa, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) A study published Tuesday in specialized magazine The Lancet refuted the benefits of a diet extremely low in fat, wanting to justify a healthier dieting habit for people. Puerto Rican Gov't on Alert Due to Hurricane Irma San Juan, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The government of Puerto Rico warned its population Tuesday about the danger of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to partially affect Puerto Rico on Wednesday afternoon. Rapanui Chants, an Intimate Touch at the IMPAC4 in Chile Por Fausto TrianaLa Serena, Chile, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Polynesian melodies masterly played by the pianist Mahani Teave and sung by Enrique Icka have embellished the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4), which opened here today. Chris Froome Holds 2017 Vuelta a Espana Lead Logroño,Spain,Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Chris Froome put on his latest display of supreme time trialling to comprehensively beat the rest of the field and win stage 16 of the Vuelta a España, strengthening his position at the top of the general classification in the process. French Leader Condemns Fascist Opposition Violence in Venezuela Paris, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) French leftist leader, Jean-Luc Melenchon, has condemned today some actions of ''violence and fascism'' committed by the Venezuelan opposition in order to overthrow the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. S Korea Navy Exercises With Live Ammo Facing DPRK MissileTest Seoul, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Republic of Korea Navy has conducted a live-fire maneuvers today, some few days after the sixth nuclear test of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which demonstrate its defenses against possible attacks. Raul Castro Leads Commemoration of Revolutionary Anniversary in Cuba Cienfuegos, Cuba, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) President Raul Castro has led the political and cultural event held here today, on occasion of the 60th anniversary of the popular uprising occurred on September 5, 1957, against the Fulgencio Batista tyranny. Ecuador Increases Trade Relations With China Quito, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador consolidated today trade relations with China during the visit of Foreign Trade Minister, Pablo Campana, to that Asian country, first stopover of a tour that includes six nations. Malaysia, Brazil to Strengthen Political, Commercial Relations Kuala Lumpur, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia and Brazil will explore cooperation areas and regional and international issues during the working visit started today by the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Aloysio Nunes to this capital, official sources reported today. Qatar Inaugurates Arab-Persian Gulf Port Doha, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Qatari authorities inaugurated today the port of Hamad, considered one of the biggest of the Persian Gulf, whose works cost 7,400,000 dollars. Second Round of NAFTA Renegotiations Concludes in Mexico Mexico, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from Mexico, Canada and the United States will end the second round of renegotiation the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) today, and they should define the actions on labor issues, one of the most complicated matters during the talks. South Korean Entrepreneurial Group Defends Free Trade Agreement Seoul, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in South Korea, made up of 700 companies, today favored the free trade agreement with the United States, which Washington has threatened to abandon. Caribbean Islands Prepare for Incoming Hurricane Irma San Juan, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean islands located on the path of Hurricane Irma, which has already strengthened into a Category 5 storm, are preparing to face strong winds, rains and tidal waves, according to local media. BRICS Summit Ends in China with Stronger Association Xiamen, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Pragmatic cooperation occupies a relevant place among the main points of the Final Declaration approved at the closing here today of the 9th Summit of Brics, group of emergent economies formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Syrian Army Breaks Siege of Terrorists in Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army troops and their allies were able to break today the siege of Islamic State terrorists in the northern city of Deir Ezzor, Syrian state television reported. Lula Concludes Caravan through Northern Brazil in San Luis Brasilia, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Caravan of Hope, headed by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for 20 days in nine states in the Northeast of Brazil, will anchor today in the port city of San Luis. Syria Allies Accuse USA of Supporting Terrorist Groups Damascus, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Syrian government troops would move quickly forward to the northern province of Deir Ezzor if US-led international coalition stopped supporting terrorist groups, Syria´s allied forces warned today. Cuba,Vietnam Holds Round of Political Consultations Hanoi, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Cuba have reaffirmed today a long-standing friendship and the willingness to expand their multilateral cooperation during a new round of political consultations, for which First Deputy Foreign Minister, Marcelino Medina, traveled here. Jamaica Announces New Reward Programs to Mitigate Crime Kingston, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, announced two reward programs for the arrest of wanted men and the recovery of weapons and illegal ammunition. Cuba to Host International Puppets Workshop Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The organizers of the International Puppet Workshop of Matanzas (Titim) today confirmed that the XIII edition will be from April 24 to 29, 2018, in theaters and open spaces of this Cuban city. Haiti Decrees Alert, Faced with Possible Path of Hurricane Irma Port au Prince, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Secretary''s Office for Disaster Risk Management decreed today a stage of alert in Haiti, face with possible path of hurricane Irma through this Caribbean territory. South Sudanese Guerrillas Threaten to Attack Petroleum Fields 04 de septiembre de 2017, 17:11Juba, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The guerrillas of South Sudan threatened Monday to attack the oil fields of the state of Al Wahday and called those who work in the facilities to immediately leave this area. Cuban Parliament President Receives Counterpart from Malta 04 de septiembre de 2017, 16:24Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Parliament, Esteban Lazo, received his counterpart from Malta Angelo Farrugia Monday, with whom he showed desire to develop the bilateral links. Cuban Vice President Highlights Strengths of New School Year 04 de septiembre de 2017, 16:23Cienfuegos, Cuba, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) First vice president of the Cuban Government Miguel Diaz-Canel highlighted here the strengths of the new school year that began today in almost 10,700 educational centers in Cuba. Venezuela Delivers Protest Notes to Four European Countries Caracas, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela delivered today protest notes to accredited ambassadors of Spain, Italy, Germany and Great Britain for the intromission of their respective governments in issues of the South American nation. Colombian President Announces Bilateral Cease of Fire with ELN 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:47Bogota, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced today bilateral cease of fire with insurgent National Liberation Army , before the visit to this country by Pope Francis, scheduled for September 6. Cuba Reiterates Willingness to Fight Terrorism in the World 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:46Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Gonzalez, President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), reiterated today Cuba''s willingness to fight terrorism along with the United Nations and the international community. Russia Regards Actions against Consulate in the US as Vandalic 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:44Moscow, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry regarded the violent searches made by security services of the United States to the Russian consulate in the city of San Francisco (California) and two other offices, as vandalic actions. UN Urges DPRK to Stop Its Nuclear Program 04 de septiembre de 2017, 14:57The United Nations, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) UN Under- Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman called today Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to stop its military nuclear program, which Pyongyang underlines its right to defend itself from American violence. Death Toll in Traffic Accidents Across Turkey Rises to 109 Ankara, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) Turkish authorities reported today 109 fatal victims in the roads of the nation since the extended 10-day long Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice). Caribbean Alert on Path of Hurricane Irma Basseterre, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean islands prepare for coming hurricane Irma, storm category three in the Saffir-Simpson scale, expected to begin lashing the region on Tuesday, reported local authorities. China and Russia Are Ready to Mediate in Korean Crisis Hanoi, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States was always a part of the problem and Donald Trump came to make things worse, because after each of his threats and sanctions, North Korea responds with another warning or a new missile test. New Quantum Memory Device Small Enough to Fit on a Chip Washington,Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) A team of researchers from the U.S. and Italy has built a quantum memory device that is approximately 1000 times smaller than similar devicesâ€''small enough to install on a chip. Eleven Strategic Missile Regiments to Hold Drills in Russia Moscow,Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Eleven regiments armed with mobile ground-launched strategic missiles Topol, Topol-M and Yars are taking part in an exercise in various regions of Russia stretching from the Tver to Irkutsk regions, the Defense Ministry said on Monday. Intl. Campaign in Favor of Santiago Maldonado Gets More Support Buenos Aires, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Intellectuals, artists and political experts, including the U.S. philosopher Noam Chomsky and former Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba, signed an international campaign in favor of Santiago Maldonado, an Argentinian young man who has been reported missing for more than a month. Taliban Commanders Killed in Attack in Helmand Afghan Province Kabul, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Taliban commanders Mullah Khaliqdad, Mullah Musafir, and Khayal Mohammad, were killed along with 25 other insurgents during air strikes in the Afghan province of Helmand, the Defense Ministry announced today. US Calls on the UN to Take Drastic Sanctions Against DPRK United Nations, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States called on the UN Security Council today to adopt drastic sanctions that would force the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to abandon its nuclear program. Schools Open Again But the Strike Left Many Consequences in Peru Lima, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) School lessons started to normalize today in Peru after a long strike of teachers that left parcial achievements and consequences like a possible resignation of Minister of Education, Marilu Martens. Lula Completes Caravan of Hope in Maranhao Brasilia, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) After touring more than 4,000 kilometers in northeastern Brazil, the Caravan of Hope led by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is in its final stage today. Elite Syrian Army Forces Closer to Deir Ezzor Damascus, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Special troops of the Syrian Army, the so-called Tiger Forces, are located about 10 kilometers from the northern city of Deir Ezzor, a stronghold of Islamic State terrorists or Daesh (IS). Cuban Parliament Urges Massive Electoral Participation Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Parliament President, Esteban Lazo, has called his fellow citizens today to participate massively and responsibly in the general elections, the first stage of which will elect the members of the municipal assemblies. Colombian ELN Guerrillas Announce Bilateral Ceasefire Quito, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Liberation Army (ELN) confirmed today, from this capital, a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the government of Colombia, with which it maintains round-table discussions towards the peace of that South American country. Lula is a Political Genius, says Brazilian Philosopher Brasilia, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ''is a political genius, absolutely extraordinary'', valued philosopher and university professor Jose Arthur Giannotti in statements published today. Cuban Doctors Arrive in Vietnam Hanoi, Sept. 4 (Prensa Latina) The first four Cuban doctors from a group of 17 who will begin working in Vietnam this year have arrived here today as part of the joint decision to increase cooperation in this area as well. Switzerland Warns US on Economy and Disasters Bern, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) The rotating president of the Helvetic Confederation, Doris Leuthard, warned the United States on economic problems in that country in the face of greater suffering in natural disasters and insurance issues. Venezuela Demands Great Britain Respect its Sovereignty Caracas, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela called on Great Britain to respect its sovereignty and not assume biased positions in favor of Venezuelan ultraright based on ignoring the reality of the South American country. China Promises more Cooperation with Africa during Brics Summit Xiamen, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Chinese president, Xi Jinping, promised here today to firmly support the peace and development of Africa during a parallel meeting to the 9th Summit of Brics with his peer of South Africa, Jacob Zuma. Brics Joint Declaration for Globalization and against Protectionism Xiamen, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The leaders of the Brics countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) opposed here today protectionism and advocated for economic globalization, according to the Xiamen Declaration issued on occasion of the ninth bloc summit. More Than 1,750,000 Students to Classes in Cuba Havana, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,750,000 students are beginning today the 2017-2018 school year in Cuba, a period whose beginning has been preparing in the country for several weeks. After Crushing ISIS in Central Syria, Army Moves to Deir Ezzor City Damascus, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) After crushing ISIS last stronghold in central Syria, the Army with Russian air support, is reportedly making rapid advances in several flanks towards Deir Ezzor city. Young Colombians Make a Dream Come True in Havana Por Joel Michel VaronaHavana (Prensa Latina) A group of young Colombians, who postponed their dreams because of an armed conflict that lasted over half a century, came to Cuba to realize their dream to study medicine and help forge a new nation without mines and bullets. Russia, China Agree on How to Deal with DRPK's New Nuclear Test Moscow, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to ''appropriately deal'' with the nuclear test conducted Sunday by Democratic Republic People''s of Korea (DRPK), Russian Today reported. Iran Developed Electromagnetic Radars to Trace Cruise Missiles Tehran, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) Iran has designed and developed a sophisticated electromagnetic radar to trace cruise missiles, Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy for Coordination Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari was quoted as saying Sunday by FARS news agency. Last ISIS Stronghold in Central Syria Wiped Out Damascus, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army with Russian air support have eliminated the last major stronghold of terrorist ISIS in central Syria, by freeing the strategic town of Akerbat in Hama Province, military sources reported Sunday. Russia Condemns U.S. for Occupying Diplomatic Properties Moscow, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) The occupation of Russian diplomatic properties in the U.S. is a ''blunt act of hostility, the Russian Foreign Ministry underlines in a statement issued Sunday. World Peace and Security a Priority, Xi at 9th BRICS Summit Beijing, Sept 3 (Prensa Latina) In opening Sunday the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on member States to uphold global peace and stability, stressing a vision of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security. China Opposes DPRK Nuclear Test Beijing, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) China''s Foreign Ministry has voiced Sunday firm opposition and strong condemnation of a nuclear test undertaken today by the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The DPRK Sunday successfully detonated an hydrogen bomb that can be carried by an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), DPRK''s Central Television announced. This was the sixth nuclear test the DPRK has undertaken lately. North Korea Tested Hydrogen bomb Pyongyang, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) North Korea has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb which can be mounted on an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), the country''s state media announced. Russia Summons U.S. Diplomat over Search of Its Properties Moscow, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the minister-counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Anthony Godfrey, today to deliver a letter of protest for the search of offices of this country''s commercial mission in Washington. Lula: Northeastern Brazilians do not Believe in Political Persecution Brasilia, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva expressed certainty today that northeastern Brazilians will not be influenced by the political and media persecution of which he has been a victim over the past few years. Brazilian Tourism to Cuba Grows More Than 60 Percent Brasilia, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian tourism to Cuba has grown more than 60 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2016, said Dagmar Gonzalez, economic adviser to the Cuban diplomatic mission here. JetBlue Opens Two Offices in Cuba Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) JetBlue has opened two commercial offices in Cuba, after one year of having become the first U.S. airline to fly regularly to this Caribbean country in more than 50 years. BRICS Summit in Xiamen Raises Hopes Xiamen, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Brics group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) of emerging nations, are to meet here tomorrow until next Tuesday, with Chinese president Xi Jinping heading the summit for the first time. Presidents Start Peruvian-Bolivian Summit Optimistically 01 de septiembre de 2017, 18:10Lima, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian presidents Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Bolivia''s Evo Morales began optimistically today the 3rd Meeting of the Binational Integration Cabinet in the Peruvian capital. Cuba and Chile will Tighten Cultural Links Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Chilean authorities will sign an agreement for academic, artistic and cultural cooperation ans a memorandum of understanding on September 13-14, a diplomatic source from the South American country announced. Search and Rescue Operation Continue in Texas After Harvey Washington, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Rescue and search operations continue today for those affected by hurricane Harvey, that left catastrophic floods in Texas, USA. Canada Decries Escalation of Violence in Rakhine, Myanmar Ottawa, Sep 1st (Prensa Latina) Canada''s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland today condemned the escalation of violence in the western state of Rakhine, Myanmar, where the conflict over the Rohingya religious minority continues. Cuba Begins Candidate Nomination for General Elections Havana, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The process to nominate the candidates for delegates to the People''s Power municipal assemblies will begin on September 4 with meetings in municipalities and neighborhood people''s councils, an electoral authority said today. Travel Events in Vietnam to Revitalize Asia Tourism Hanoi, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The installation of more than 300 stands from companies from around 20 countries will make the XIII International Travel Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City a great boost for Tourism in Asia, confirmed the organizers today. Former South Sudanese Army Chief Confined to His Home Juba, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Former South Sudanese army chief Paul Malong is currently confined to his home in this capital for security reasons, reported the Defense Minister Kuol Manyang Juuk. Actor Mark Ruffalo Joins March Against White Supremacy in USA Washington, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina)North American actor Mark Ruffalo joined activists who continue marching against white supremacy, marchers started on Monday from Charlottesville, Virginia, and they will arrive on September 6 to the nation''s capital. China, Africa Set Up Renewable Energy Cooperation Beijing, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation between China and Africa has seen today a remarkable progress in the renewable energy sector, China''s official press stresses. Russia Wants to Normalize Ties with USA, But Rejects Santions Moscow, Sep 1st (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated today the government''s willingness to cooperate in normalizing relations with the United States, but assured they would react to any action that would be harmful to his country. Guatemala Supreme Court in Preliminary Hearings Against President Guatemala, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) The bench of judges of Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) will meet on Monday to hear the requests for preliminary hearings against Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, reported today the judge Vitalina Orellana. Mexico: Ayotzinapa Missing Teachers Were Burned at a Dumpsite Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 43 training teachers who were victims of forced disappearance on September 26, 2014 in Iguala were burned in the garbage dump of Cocula, confirmed Tomás Zerón of the National Security Council and former head of the Criminal Investigation Agency. Mexico Holds Cultures and Indigenous Peoples Fair Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,000 artists from indigenous peoples and international guests are attending today the 4th Indigenous Culture, Towns and Neighborhoods Fair at the Zocalo square in Mexico City. Turnat 2017 Event, an Open Sky Meeting in Cuba (+Photos) Havana, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) At the end of this month Cuban touristic authorities will organize the 11th International Nature Tourism Event, Turnat 2017, which headquarters will be in eastern Cuba. Court Annuls Kenyatta's Win, Orders New Elections Within 60 Days Nairobi, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Kenya''s Supreme Court has annulled today the results of the August 8 general elections and ordered the organization of a new one. World's Scientists Alerted On Asteroid Florence Washington, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) World''s scientists will be alerted today on asteroid Florence, the largest special body of its kind to approach so much to Earth since they have recorded. Second Round of NAFTA Renegotiation Starts in Mexico Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Amid threats of U.S. president Donald Trump of withdrawing from the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), starts here today the second round of renegotiation talks without great expectations. Fines for Wrong Forecasts for Vietnamese Meteorologists Hanoi, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Even if they deserved it or not,the bad reputation of forecasters reaches the Vietnamese who will be responsible for their mistakes, reported the government today. Pemex to Contribute Funds for Biodiversity Protection in México México, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) will contribute 25 million pesos (1.4 million dollars) every year to perpetuity, to conserve the Lacandona Jungle, informed today the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat). Sanctions on North Korea 'Misguided and Futile', Russia Says Moscow, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Using sanctions to try to force North Korea into stopping its nuclear missile program has failed in the past and is a misguided and futile policy, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday. French Minister Opens Business Fair Dedicated to Cuba Paris, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is opening today the 85th edition of the European Fair in Strasbourg, held in that eastern France city with Cuba as a guest of honor. Fifth World Cocoa Summit Closes in Ecuador Quito, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 5th World Cocoa Summit holds its final sessions today in the port city of Guayaquil, after allowing to strengthen the scientific and comercial space of that Ecuadorian product, both inside the country and abroad. European Central Bank Would Announce Reduction in Asset Purchases Brussels, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) A survey informed today that the European Central Bank (ECB) would probable declare a reduction in its monthly asset purchases in October. Sanctions Won't Solve Korean Peninsula Nuclear Issue, China Insists Beijing, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Pressure and sanctions alone would not help to fundamentally solve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, China has reiterated and voiced its rejection to any measure outside the framework of the United Nations. Plimpton 322, Trigonometry Preceded Ancient Greeks By Nicholas Valdes Syrian Army Frees 9 Villages in Central Hama Province Damascus, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units with allied forces have freed nine settlements east of Al-Salamiyah in the country''s central province of Hama from Islamic State terrorists, military source told the media. Tehran ready to broaden ties with Qatar, President Says Tehran, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone talk with Qatari emir underlined Tehran welcomes further deepening of ties with Qatar as a friendly country. In September, World Venue on Labor Security and Health Geneva, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 21st World Congress on Labor Security and Health will be held from September 3 to 6, in Singapur with the participation of over three thousand specialists and researchers. Vietnam Celebrates Independence Day Among Friendly Representatives Hanoi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister Xuan Phuc welcomed today diplomatic corps and representatives for international agencies accredited in this capital on the occasion of Vietnam''s Independence Day. Russia Arrests Islamic State Members for Planning Attacks in Moscow Moscow, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested Thursday two members of the terrorist organization Islamic State (EI) for planning attacks in Moscow on September 1. Graduation of Guyanese Doctors Dedicated to Fidel Castro Georgetown, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The program of medical scholarships established between Guyana and Cuba celebrated Thursday the graduation of 38 new doctors, and it was dedicated to the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz. Prestigious Cuban Filmmaker Miguel Torres Dies Havana, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban prestigious filmmaker Miguel Torres died of cancer Thursday at age 76 in this capital. Cuban Diplomats Visit Syrian Displaced People Camp Damascus, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban diplomats in Syria toured a camp for displaced people in Heryali, Al Horjelah, in Damascus Province. China Refutes Sanctions as Only Method to Resolve Korean Situation Beijing, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated today that only with pressure and sanctions the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula will not be resolved. Teachers Union Repudiate Puerto Rican Governor Threat San Juan, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The National Union of Educators and Education Workers (Unete) of Puerto Rico condemned today the threats of governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares to sanction teachers who protested against the reduction of working hours. A Triceratops Fossil 66 Million Years Old Found in USA Washington, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Paleontologists of the Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado, examined today bones of triceratops found in a construction and it could have 66 million years. Canada Economy Expands Most Since 2011 on Spending Spree Ottawa,Aug 31 (Prensa Latina)Canada''s economy unexpectedly accelerated at a 4.5 percent pace in the second quarter, tops among Group of Seven countries, led by the biggest binge in household spending since before the 2008-2009 global recession. FAO Calls for Sustainable Response to Refugee Crisis in Uganda Kampala, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva has called here for a sustainable response to the refugee crisis in Uganda, after concluding a visit to refugee settlements in the country''s north. USA, Allies Bombs Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Syria; Reports UN 31 de agosto de 2017, 12:53United Nations, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned today that in the last few months hundreds civilians were killed in the Syrian city of Raqqa during bombings of the anti-terrorist coalition led by United States. Human Settlements in the Americas Date From 13,000 Years Washington, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Human settlement in the Americas occurred in late Pleistocene, according to a study released today by the analysis of a skeleton found in the Chan Hol cave near Tulum, Mexico. Land Mine Kills Three Civilians in Northeast Kenya Nairobi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Three civilians died when a vehicle activated a land mine on a road near the border of Kenya yomalia, the government reported today. India's GDP at 5.7% in 2nd Quarter of 2017 New Delhi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) India''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 5.7% during April-June; nonetheless that significant growth means a slump to a three-year low, Press Trust of India (PTI) pointed out. Chile Offers Preliminary Figures of Population Census Santiago de Chile, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Preliminary figures conducted in Chile National Census in April revealed that the southern country has a population of 17 million 373 831 inhabitants, according to a coverage made in the 98.98 percent of homes. Venezuela, Russia Strengthen Joint Work for Gas and Oil Development Caracas, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) With six joint ventures operating, four of them in the ‘Hugo Chavez'' Oil Belt, Venezuela is making progress in the development of its oil and gas potential with the support of Russia and its state-owned Rosneft. Kylian Mbappé Joins PSG Paris, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Paris Saint- Germain obtained today the striker Kylian Mbappé on loan from Monaco, and with the Ligue 1 giants set to buy him next summer for a fee of around âé¬180 million. Ecuador's Best Coffee and Cocoa Promotes Business Round Quito, Aug 31 (PL) Traders of 13 countries attended the Business Round Aromas of Ecuador 2017, held as part of the 5th World Cocoa Summit, today in its second day of sessions in the port city of Guayaquil. India, Switzerland Strike Deal on Tax Evasion, Fight Black Money New Delhi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) India''s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Switzerland''s President Doris Leuthard have discussed a tax evasion agreement to combat black money, the Press Trust of India reported. Some 13,3 Million Brazilians Out of Jobs Brasilia, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Around 13,3 million people are jobless in Brazil, a figure of 12,5 percent above the third quarter one of May-July, 2016, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said today. UN Calls for Protection of Civilians in the Fight Against IS United Nations, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra''ad Al-Hussein today has called for the protection of civilians during the fight to expel the Islamic State (IS) from the Syrian cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor. Exchange Rate Recovery for the Syrian Pound Damascus, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian pound showed an exchange rate recovery in the last months facing the US dollar due to several factors, among them the increase in remittances from abroad, said today economic sources. Iran's Foreign Minister Discredits US Ambassador to the UN Tehran, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif has discredited US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, for considering that she did not know the key issues of the nuclear agreement between the country and the Group of 5+1. Universal Health Coverage Is a Political Challenge Addis Abeda, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has reportedly affirmed that universal health coverage is today more a political challenge than an economic one. Russia Praises Lebanese Victory Over Terrorists Beirut, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Russian ambassador in Lebanon Alexander Saspkin praised today the victory of Lebanese forces on their campaign against terrorism. Harvey is Deemed the Costliest Disaster in U.S. History Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Tropical storm Harvey, previously hurricane category four of a máximum of five in the scale Saffir-Simpson, can become the most expensive natural phenomenon in U.S. history, estimated today the meteorology enterprise AccuWeather. According to a communiqué of that entity, material damages of the meteor which unleashed catastrophic floods in Texas and Louisiana, will be near the 160 billion dollars. Vietnamese City Holds Anti-Terror Drill ahead of APEC Forum Hanoi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) An anti-terrorist prevention and fight drill was held in the central Vietnamese province of Da Nang, venue for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in November, local media reported. Torpedoed by Trump, Transpacific Agreement Still to be Rescued Sydney, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) The 11 countries committed to the Transpacific Agreerment of Economic Cooperation (TPP) postponed for September the maneuvers to rescue the pact, torpedoed by Donald Trump, briefly after assuming the presidency of the Uhited States. Over 35 Countries Discuss Regional Development in Sri Lanka Colombo, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) With the participation of representatives from more than 35 countries, the 2nd Indian Ocean Conference began today in this capital aiming to seek strategies for development and boost relations among the nations of the area. Indian Building Collapsed due to Rains; at least 10 dead New Delhi, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 people were killed today when a three-story building collapsed in Mumbai city, west India, due to heavy rains that in recent weeks caused nearly 1,000 deaths in this country. Initiatives to Improve Access to Water in LatAm Stockholm, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Several initiatives to improve access to water in Latin America and the Caribbean stand out in an event taking place in this capital up to September 1st. Bolivia Will Follow Up Vaccination Campaign against HPV La Paz, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will start the supply of the 2nd dosage of the vaccine against the Human Papilomavirus (HPV) to girls from 10 to 12 years, Bolivian Public Health Minister Ariana Campero announced. Chile Will Hold the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress Santiago, Chile, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Around thousands of delegates from 80 nations and the attendance of international personalities such as Prince Albert of Monaco will add luster to the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) in Chile, next week. Sahrawi Army Willing to Fight for National Sovereignty Algiers, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Sahrawi People''s Liberation Army (SPLA) said it is ''ready to do its duties: to achieve national sovereignty'' as stated by a communique by SPLA, published in a local website today. Venezuela to Aid US Victims of Hurricane Harvey 30 de agosto de 2017, 19:15Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela will finance families that resulted affected after hurricane Harvey on several US territories, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza reported today. Syrian President Highlights Overwhelming Army Victories 30 de agosto de 2017, 18:04Damascus, 30 ago (PL) The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, said today that the change of stance by some countries in relation to the armed conflict the country has been going through since March 2011, was achieved thanks to the victories of the Syrian Army. Lack of Medications in Panama Affects Patients with Chronic Diseases 30 de agosto de 2017, 17:38Panama, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Shortage in the supply of medicines in the Panamanian Social Security Fund (CSS) is currently putting the life of patients that suffer from chronic diseases, such as AIDS and leukemia, at risk, Orlando Quintero, president of Probidsida, said today. Chile and Jamaica Sign Agreements and Plan Relation Growth 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:52Santiago de Chile, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Chile and Jamaica signed cooperation agreements today and highlighted the mutual interest in planning the growth of their relations in all possible areas during a top-level meeting. Cuban Tobacco Producers Challenge Droughts 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:40Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban tobacco producers from the central province of Sancti Spiritus, the 2nd largest producer of tobacco in the island, are showing good production numbers in their 2017 harvest despite the drought with more than 3,400 tons of tobacco leaves picked. Taliban Demands USA Withdrawal to Solve Afghan Conflict 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:32Kabul, Aug 30 (prensa Latina) The Taliban insisted today on the withdrawal of United States troops from Afghan territory to achieve a peaceful solution to the war in this country. LatAm Remembers Victims of Forced Disppearances 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:30Havana, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) In the International Day for the Victims of Forced Disappearances, Latin America remembers the thousands of people that have been arrested and disappeared from the public eye in the countries where they belong, in which they have never been seen again in what is called ''forced disappearance.'' Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago Begin Negotiations on Migration Memorandum Havana, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago will begin negotiations for a Memorandum of Understanding on migration that will serve as a mechanism to regulate the flow of people between both countries, Cuban Foreign Ministry reported today. This legal framework will also serve to combat illegal trafficking of migrants, trafficking of persons, and will promote appropriate and respectful treatment of the human rights of those travelers, stressed a release posted in Russia Calls for Negotiated Solution to Persian Gulf Crisis 30 de agosto de 2017, 15:46Doha, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov expressed on Wednesday the need to find a negotiated solution to the Persian Gulf crisis created by the breakdown of relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Irma the 9th Tropical Storm of the Current Season 30 de agosto de 2017, 15:44Havana, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Irma, the 9th tropical storm of the current cyclon season in the Atlantic has formed close to Cabo Verde Islands, Cuban Institute of Meteorology reported today. Pueblas Governor to be Investigated For Espionage exico, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Interior Minister, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, expressed today that he wants to investigate Rafael Moreno Valle, ex-governor of the National Action Party (PAN), if it proves that he created a monitoring listening network to spy President Enrique Peña Nieto and officials of his cabinet. Giant Asteroid Approaches the Earth on Friday Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Florence asteroid of 4,4 kilometers of diameter, will approach the Earth on Friday without colliding risk, estimated today National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA). Thousands of Ethiopians Hit by Acute Watery Diarrhea Outbreak Addis Ababa, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia has called today for fighting an outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD), infecting thousands of people and threatening to keep on spreading along the rest of the country. Belgium Explosion Leaves Several Wounded in 'a Scene of Horror' Brussels,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A house close to a restaurant in the city of Bastogne, near the Luxembourg border, exploded today. 4,5 Earthquake Rocks Venezuela,No Damages, No Victims Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of 4.5 on the Richter scale was recorded today in the state of Vargas, with no death or damages recorded so far. President Donald Trump Slams US Media Again Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump has slammed again local media as part of one of his usual practices in office. Tottenham Transfer News: Juan Foyth Agrees to 5-Year Contract London,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Estudiantes defender Juan Foyth on a five-year contract. FAO: Food Security Situation in Ethiopia is Serious Addis Ababa, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The situation of food and nutritional security is serious in Ethiopia, where more than 8.5 million people need help during the second half of 2017, FAO said today. Philippines President Says Malawi Terror Conflict is About to End Manila, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said today that the battle against armed groups loyal to the Islamic State (IS) that has been in the southern city of Marawi for three months is in its ''final stage''. More Than 1 Million Chinese College Students Sign Up For Army Beijing,Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A total of 1.08 million Chinese college students have signed up for the army as of late August this year, up 5.58 percent year on year, according to an educational official today. UN Office Report Minimizes Opposition Violence in Venezuela United Nations, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office has today issued a report on the current situation in Venezuela, playing down violence unleashed by opposition groups. Astronomers Discover Earthlike Planet 16 Light-Years Away Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A similar planet to the Earth could be hidden in a stellar system at just 16 light years away, reported today a study of Astrophysical Journal. Tropical Storm Harvey Makes Landfall in Louisiana Washington, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Tropical Storm Harvey has made its second landfall today in the US state of Louisiana, a victim 12 years ago after Hurricane Katrina that killed over 1,800 people. Hidden Sum of Money of Venezuelan Opposition Family Seized Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities have seized in Miranda state some 200 million bolivares (about $20 million USD, according to the official rate), hidden at a van of the brother of Lilian Tintori, wife of opponent Leopoldo Lopez. Australia, Vietnam Strengthen Agricultural Cooperation Canberra, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Australia have opportunities for agricultural cooperation through the implementation of sectorial projects between the two countries companies, said Australian Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston. Trump's Lawyer Emailed Kremlin on Real State Project During Campaign Moscow, Aug 30 (PL) Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump''s personal lawyer, e-mailed Vladimir Putin''s spokesman during the 2016 US presidential campaign asking for help with a Trump real estate project in Moscow, Russian PM spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday. Former Rwandan Presidential Candidate Accused of Forgery Kigali, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Former Rwandan presidential candidate Diane Shima Rwigara is under investigation for forgery and tax evasion, police said today. 7 Cuban Boxers Qualify to WBC Semi-finals Hamburg, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) With seven boxers in semi-finals, Cuba is the most-represented country in the World Boxing Championship (WBC), which is held in this German city. UN Demand to Clarify Situation of 32,000 Missing People in Mexico Mexico, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Mexico has called the government today to open a new way of doing justice to clarify the situation of more than 32,000 people reported missing. Residents From 24 Syrian Villages Join Peace Agreement Damascus, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Residents from 24 villages and towns in west eastern Homs governorate, in central Syria, have joined the ceasefire agreement proposed by the Executive, government, sources reported today. Mine Explosion Kills 10 People in Deir Ezzor, Syria Damascus, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 civilians were killed and 28 wounded in a field in the northern province of Deir Ezzor, when some ISIS-planted mines exploded, security officials said today. According to sources, the incident occurred when civilians tried to flee from ISIS-occupied areas to the province of Hassakeh in northeastern Syria. Tribute to Fidel Castro's Birthday Closes in Argentina Buenos Aires, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A documentary week in honor of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on his 91st birth anniversary, has concluded here, with the attendance of one of the five Cubans who were held in U.S. prisons for more than 15 years. Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Issues Decree against U.S. Sanctions Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) unanimously passed a decree condemning the U.S. financial blockade of Venezuela, intended to suffocate the people economically. In addition to condemning Washington''s recent economic sanctions, the lawmakers demanded severe sentences against those who demanded punitive measures and military intervention to the administration of President Donald Trump. Ecuador Launches Neighborhood-Based Family Doctor Program Quito, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Guaranteeing good health and preventing diseases are part of the priorities of the government of Ecuador, where the Neighborhood-Based Family Doctor program, to provide assistance to communities, has officially been launched today. Syrian President Meets Iranian Deputy FM Damascus, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian President Bashar AL-Assad held a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Gabri Ansari for Arabian and African Matters to talk about the current state of bilateral relations. Panama Shaken by a Fight of Money Versus Justice Panama, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Accusation of threats and intimidation of power centers on anti-corruption prosecutors shake today Panamanian society where statements differ between elite spokespersons and those of popular movements. The Hajj Marks a Thaw between Iran and Saudi Arabia Por Armando Reyes CalderinTehran, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Some people describe the Hajj, with the presence of thousands of Iranian believers in Islamic sacred sites in Saudi Arabia, as a diplomatic thaw between the two political rivals par excellence in the Middle East. Mexico: For Excluding Cultural Industries from Nafta Renegotiation Mexico, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The cinematographic and artistic Mexican community demanded the government to exclude the cultural industries from the renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Flow of Foreign Capital Grows in Vietnam Hanoi, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Following a surprising trend for any country and latitude, Vietnam received in the first eight months of this year, direct foreign investments (DFI) for 23 billion 360 million dollars. Ravaged by Rainfalls, Vietnam Seeks Protection in Paris Agreement Hanoi, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) In a full recovery process after the devastating floods this month, the northern provinces of Vietnam are nowadays seeking extra support in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Bolivian Minister Denounces Plan to Destabilize Government La Paz, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Communication Minister Gisela Lopez warned today that there was a plot to destabilize the country behind the conflict in the municipality of Achacachi, involving the opposition and actors linked to the United States. UN Experts Call to End Forced Disappearances United Nations, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) UN independent experts called the international community today to work for a world without forced disppearances, a phenomenon that is present in all continents. Ecuador Prohibits Vice President to Leave the Country 29 de agosto de 2017, 17:09Quito, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Attorney General Carlos Baca requested the prohibition to leave the country against Vice President Jorge Glas, who went through a hearing today to determine his criminal links to the Odebrecht case, which is under investigation. Baseball among the Most-Affected Sports by US Blockade on Cuba Havana, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Baseball is one of the most affected sports by the blockade of Cuba maintained by the United States for more than 50 years, Cuban former baseball star Rey Vicente Anglada asserted today in this capital. Transmission of Dengue, Zika and Chikunguya Declines in Mexico Mexico, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Mexico has been able to reduce the transmission of dengue fever, chikungunya, and zika ailments starting from an integral strategy, said Tuesday Jesús Felipe González, director of the National Center of Diseases Control and Prevention Programs of the Public Health Ministry. China and ASEAN to Talk about Southern Sea Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced a meeting between China and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to talk about the implementation of the Declaration on Conduct by the Parts on the Southern Sea. Electoral Commission Has Final Data of 11 of Angola's 18 Provinces Luanda, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The spokeswoman for the National Electoral Commission (CNE), Julia Ferreira, announced today that the body has the final results of 11 of the 18 Angolan provinces. Panama Conducts First Inventory of Greenhouse Gasses Panama, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The districts of Chitré and Los Santos are working on the first inventory of greenhouse gases in the main development sectors in these areas of central Panama. Spain and Morocco Reinforce Anti Terrorist Fight Madrid, Aug 29 ( Prensa Latina) Spanish and Moroccan Interior ministers Juan Ignacio Zoido and Abdelouafi Laftit agreed today to reinforce even more bilateral cooperation to avoid terrorist attacks as those occurred 12 days ago in Catalonia. Exhibition on Fidel Castro Attracts Viewers in Santiago de Cuba Santiago de Cuba, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Located in a principal site of Cuban history, the exhibition Jinete de Luz (Rider of Light), from the TV series ''El Caballo'' (The Hourse), with the multiple and diverse image of Fidel Castro, draws the attention of visitors and locals in Santiago de Cuba. Belgian Police Investigate Shootings in a Bar Brussels, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Belgian police is investigating today an incident occurred in Koekelberg district, where an individual shot against a bar in Simonis square. Clean and Cheap Energy Proposed by EdT Project in Chile Santiago, Chile, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Mirror of Tarapaca (EdT) project -in northern Chile- has proposed in the short term to produce clean and cheap energy, with no polluting emissions, as revealed by the Chilean renewable energy company Valhalla. Bahamas to Host Regional Disaster Conference Bridgetown, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas will host The Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Managment (CCCDM) in December, according to a statement issued by the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). Liam Neeson Is Watergate Deep Throat in a Mark Felt Film Los Ángeles,Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House. Rebel Group to Step Up Attacks Against Burundi's Government Bujumbura, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) A Burundi Popular Forces (FPB) rebel group has vowed to step up attacks against President Pierre Nkurunziza´s government, potentially deepening the East African nation´s over two-year political crisis. La Vuelta: Matteo Trentin Wins Stage 10 Alhama de Murcia,Spain,Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Italy''s Matteo Trentin eased past Spanish veteran Jose Joaquin Rojas to win Stage 10 of La Vuelta as Ireland''s Nico Roche moved within 36 seconds of Chris Froome''s race lead after an opportunistic dig on the decisive descent. DPRK Calls USA to Reconsider Aggressive Stance 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:48Pyongyang, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The United States should reconsider its aggressive stance and know that no economic pressure, threat or blackmail will overthrow the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the country said today after the launch of a new ballistic missile. Coral Species Adapt to Ocean Acidification 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:38Washington, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Coral species can rebuild their skeleton of calcium carbonate in a faster way, which produces to an ocean acidification''s adjustment, highlights a study in a specialized journal today. Taliban Claim Kabul Bank Attack That Killed 5 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:35Kabul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in front of a bank in the Afghan capital of Kabul, close to the US embassy. Latin Song Despacito Has Nabbed Historic Record in USA 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:22Los Angeles, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Despacito''s version popularized by singers Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, equaled a historic record of 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Visa-free Travel Between Vietnam and Chile 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:18Hanoi, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has passed the implementation of visa exemption agreement for regular passports between his nation and Chile, as it was officially reported today in this capital. S. Korea Conducts Bombing Drill as U.S., Seoul Discuss More Sanctions 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:15Seoul, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean air force has carried out a real time bombing drills, a maneuver that is being carried out according to its own criteria to show muscle although some experts describe it as an aggravating factor to the tensions in the Peninsula. China Lifts 13.9 Million People Out of Poverty Each Year Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) China lifted 13.9 million people out of poverty each year from 2012 and 2016, according to a report released today by the State Council. Most of Dominicans Are Please With President's Danilo Molina Gvt 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:02Santo Domingo, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Some 64 percent of Dominicans are pleased with President Danilo Medina''s government, according to a poll report today. Venezuela Sends Peace Message to World in Light of U.S. Threats 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:55Caracas, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of social movements, civil rights organizations, political parties, academics, artists, intellectuals and creators today issued a communiqué in which they condemn the warmongering threats made by the United States against Venezuela. Mexican Peso Hits Record Low Due to Trump's Threats 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:51Mexico, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican Peso has recently fallen to record lows against the US dollar given US President Donald Trump's new threats. North Korean Ballistic Missile Did Not Represent A Threat 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:48Tokyo, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Defense minister of Japan Itsunori Onodera declared today that his government did not considered the order of bringing down the North Korean missile that overflew its air space because it did not represent a threat to his nation. Angolan Elections Marked a Historic Milestone, says African Union 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:38Luanda, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, assured general elections past August 23 in Angola represent today a milestone for this country. Preeclampsia Associated with Cardiovascular Diseases 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:37Washington, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Atherosclerosis, hardening and narrowing of arteries decades after pregnancy are among the preeclampsia after-effects. It is one of the pregnancy complications characterized by induced hypertension, according to a study published today. Chile to Host Congress on Marine Protected Areas Santiago, Chile, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) will show its achievement in that field, in addition to the wonders of three Chilean islands that hold biodiversity treasures. Death Toll Rises to 17 in Southern China Landslides 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:35Beijing, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The death toll has risen to 17 with 18 people still missing after a landslide in Nayong county of southwest China´s Guizhou Province, local authorities said Tuesday. Cuban and Dominican Scientists Study Earthquake Effects Santo Domingo, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Cuba and the Dominican Republic are studying the possible effects of earthquakes in Puerto Plata, a province of high seismic risk in this country, it was reported here today. Venezuelan Diplomacy Seeks Ways to Prevent Military Aggression 29 de agosto de 2017, 10:54Caracas, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Former Venezuelan Ambassador to OAS, Roy Chaderton, has urged today to strengthen and extend efforts for a diplomatic solution that enables possible aggressors (United States) to resort to this way, instead of barbarism. Foreign Minister Condemns Costa Rica Stand against Venezuela 29 de agosto de 2017, 10:44Caracas, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, condemned the participation of Costa Rica in the siege plan against the Bolivarian government by the former attorney general Luisa Ortega, accused of crimes against the morale and ethics of this country. Bolivia: Truth Commission Starts Working La Paz, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) With a meeting of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, the Truth Commission started working to seek clarification of human rights violations committed during the military dictatorships in Bolivia. Brazil: Lula's Caravan of Hope to Arrive in Ceara 29 de agosto de 2017, 10:07Brasilia, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Caravan of Hope, led by former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, will arrive today in the northeastern state of Ceara. Macron Looks to Reposition France as International Heavyweight Actor Paris, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) President Emmanuel Macron advocated today for again turning France into a heavyweight actor in the international arena, when expressing the work that diplomacy must do in his speech delivered in the Ambassadors Week. Two Top Opposition Commanders Defect to Syrian Army 29 de agosto de 2017, 09:56Damascus, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Two top commanders from the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces defected to the Syrian Arab Army, as reported by military sources today. Over 180 Million People Lack Water in Conflict Zones Worldwide United Nations, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that more than 180 million people lack access to water in conflict zones throughout the world. Palestinians Condemn Israeli MP's Presence Near al-Aqsa Mosque Ramallah, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian National Authority (ANP) has condemned today the entry of Israeli MPs into the Mosque Esplanade (Temple Mount for Jews), where al-Aqsa Mosque is located, the third holiest site in the Islam. Mexico Ranks First in Latin America on Impunity Index Mexico, August 29 (Prensa Latina) Mexico is currently topping the Global Impunity Index for Latin America with and was the fourth worst nation among 69 that were analyzed worldwide. Teachers Go on National Strike in Panama Panama, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Teachers went on a national strike today in Panama, complicating a dialog started with part of the educators working in rural areas and surrounding the capital in difficult conditions, who were already on strike for the last two months. Paraguayan Secondary Students Stage March Asuncion, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay''s National Federation of Secondary Students (FENAES) is staging here today the third consecutive annual edition of the march of public and private schools for their demands. Cristina Fernandez Gets Ready for Final Legislative Campaign Buenos Aires, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Former President and aspirant to Senator, Cristina Fernandez, and the Unidad Ciudadana Front, are ready to embark on their final campaign for the legislative elections in Argentina, to be held on October 22. Syrian Army Heads Toward Deir Ezzor Damascus, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Syrian government troops are inching their 45km-way toward the northern province of Deir Ezzor in just one day as they liberated five IS-occupying villages, official sources said today. Pakistan Suspends Talks with US after Trump's Allegations Islamabad, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Pakistan has suspended talks with the United States in protest against President Donald Trump''s recent statements about Islamabad''s alleged support for radical groups, today revealed official sources. DPRK Recommends USA to Mind Its Own Business 28 de agosto de 2017, 17:49Pyongyang, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) recommended the US Government today to mind its own business and abandon its interfering intentions over the Korean peninsula. Central Bank of Cuba Adheres to Central American Institution 28 de agosto de 2017, 15:17Havana, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Central Bank of Cuba (BCC) signed the adhering instrument to the constitutient agreement with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) today in this capital. The meeting took place at the headquarters of BCC, led by the executive president of CABEI Nick Rischbieth, and the BCC''s president minister Irma Martinez, in presence of the Cuban vice president of the Council of Ministers Ricardo Cabrisas, who is also minister of Foreign Trade and Investment. Brazilian Women's Soccer Wins in Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade 28 de agosto de 2017, 15:08Taipei, Aug 28 ( Prensa Latina) Brazilian female selection gained today the title of Champions in the Football Tournament at Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade, after beating Japan 1-0 in extra-time in the final game. Bolivian President Calls for Integration, Nations Rapproachment 28 de agosto de 2017, 15:04La Paz, Aug 28 (prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales called for people''s integration while remembering the speech delivered by Martin Luther King in 1963 in defense of civil rights of black people in the United States. Military Finds Tunnel From Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego, California Mexico, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina)Mexican Military found a tunnel from Tijuana Mexican city to San Diego, southwest of the US, this route was employed for drug-trafficking and undocumented migrants, security authorities reported today. France Condemns Israel's Dismantling of Palestinian Schools Paris, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) France has today condemned Israeli dismantling of educational facilities in the Palestinian territories and considered it as a violation of international law. IEA Says No Need to Release Emergency Oil Supplies Due to Harvey 28 de agosto de 2017, 13:28Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Energy Agency said today that there was no need for now to release fuel from emergency stockpiles to compensate for disruption caused by Hurricane Harvey because global oil markets were well supplied. Indonesian Researchers Discover New Species of Ghost Orchid 28 de agosto de 2017, 13:12Jakarta,Aug 28 (Prensa Latina)Destario Metusala, researcher from Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), and Jatna Supriatna, researcher from Universitas Indonesia (UI), have published the discovery of a new species of ghost orchid group (holomikotropik) with the name of Gastrodia Bambu. US Scientists Recommend Moderate Exercise During Pregnancy Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Moderate exercise during pregnancy is safe and convenient for the fetus and mother, as published today by the American Medical Association journal today. Singapur Presidential Election 2017: Polling Day Set for Sep 23 Singapur,Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Presidential Election has been set for Sep 23 if more than one person qualifies to run for the position. Mexico Hands Criminal Luis Macedo Over to the United States 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:56Mexico, Aug. 28 (Prensa Latina) Luis Macedo, 29, a Chicago street gang member wanted in the brutal killing and burning of a 15-year-old boy on the Southwest Side in 2009 and placed on the FBI´s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list has been taken into custody Saturday without incident in Guadalajara, Jalisco, and handed over to the United States government, according to the National Immigration Institute. Oscars:Turkey Selects Ayla,The Daughter of War for Foreign Language Los Ángeles, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) A debut, by Can Ulkay, the film is set in 1950 during the Korean war and tells the story of a Turkish soldier and a young orphaned girl. Violence Against Priests Requires Attention in Mexico Mexico, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Violence against priests of the Catholic Church in Mexico is an unresolved issue today, as that of thousands of forced disappearances. Troops are Mobilized Due to Train Robberies in Mexican State Mexico, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Army, police and the State Security Commission keep strong control today in Lazaro Cardenas community, in Huamantla, Tlaxcala State, where bandits tried to assault a freigh train Yesterday. China Stresses Efforts to Build Ecological Civilization Beijing, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed ongoing efforts in building an ecological civilization by adhering to green development concepts. Carnival Celebrations to Close Cuba Summer Season Matanzas, Cuba, August 28 (Prensa Latina) The festivities of Matanzas-2017 carnival, which will be held from today until September 3, will be a moving closure for the carnival program conceived by local authorities. Trump to Lift Ban on Transfer of Military Equipment to Police 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:23Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The US administration will present a new plan to reverse the limits established during Barack Obama''s administration over the use of surplus military equipment by local law enforcement agencies, US media reported Monday. Hundreds Sickened After Mysterious Toxic Cloud Engulfs British Beach 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:21London,Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The mystery over a noxious chemical haze that drifted ashore along the Sussex coast and put scores in hospital has deepened as police have said it is unlikely to have come from France. Cuba Slams UN Security Council´s Lack of Openness 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:06United Nations, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has today called for a more transparent and democratic Security Council fulfills the mandate of the UN Charter to represent all member states in peacekeeping matters. Bodies of Missing USS McCain Sailors Recovered 28 de agosto de 2017, 12:04Singapore, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The bodies of 10 missing sailors of the USS John S. McCain destroyer were identified and the remains of the vessel, now anchored at Singapore''s Changi naval base, were recovered, the U.S. Navy said today. Climate Change: More Intense Cyclones, But Not More Frequent París, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The intensity of cyclones as Harvey, who was hit Saturday in Texas and caused catastrophic floods in the future could be enhanced by increasing the temperature of the planet, but these events should not be more frequent, say scientists. Third Negotiating Round on Brexit Starts in Brussels Brussels, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The third round of negotiations on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) started here today, marked by different priorities of both parts. China Issues Emergency Response to Landslide Beijing, Aug. 28 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities have issued a grade-4 emergency response today after a landslide in the city of Bijie, southwestern China´s Guizhou Province. China Calls to Restrain Actions to Not Increase Tensions in Korea Beijing, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry has called today the parties involved in the Korean Peninsula case to restrain any action that could intensify tensions. Philippines Hosts China-ASEAN Meeting on South China Sea Manila, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will meet in Manila this week to enhance practical cooperation in the South China Sea, the Philippine Foreign Ministry said today. Ecuador Organizes Trade Mission to Guatemala and El Salvador Quito, August 28 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador is today organizing the Trade Mission of Cosmetics and Cleaning Supplies to Guatemala and El Salvador, scheduled from September 25 through 28. Paraguay Wins Guinness World Record for Longest Cake Asuncion, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay has today a Guinness world record in pastries, the longest cake of the world measuring 502 meters, but in addition to the record, its pastry cooks wanted to draw attention to child abuse in the country. Vietnam Continues Disinvestment Process in State Companies Hanoi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The government of Vietnam approved a list of 406 state companies that will be subjected to disinvestment from now to 2020, officials from the Ministry of Planning and Investments confirmed today. Mossoro, Lula's Last Stopover in Rio Grande do Norte Brasilia, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The city of Mossoro will be the last stopover of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the Caravan of Hope in Rio Grande do Norte. Cuban Henequen Industry Launches S.O.S. to Survive Havana, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Official reports show today that Cuba goes to the rescue of the henequen industry in order to increase production of ropes and strings, among other economic items. China Confirms India's Withdrawal of Troops Fom Border Beijing, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) China has confirmed today the withdrawal of Indian troops crossing the border between the two countries to Dong Lang, according to an official report spread in the local press. Mexico Rejects Donald Trump's New Threats Mexico, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The different stances of the Mexican government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have expressed today that Mexico will defend its rights in the different international scenarios, in response to the US President Donald Trump´s new threats. Hundreds of Displaced Syrians to Return Home in Damascus Province 28 de agosto de 2017, 10:16Damascus, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Syrian civilians previously displaced by the war have returned to their homes in the southern city of Sbeineh, after Syrian Army forced terrorist groups to leave this area, according to government sources. March against White Supremacy in Washington 28 de agosto de 2017, 10:15Washington, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Activists from several U.S. organizations are starting today the ten-day March to Confront White Supremacy, which is departing from Charlottesville, Virginia, and is scheduled to arrive in Washington on September 6. German Enterprises Withdraw from United Kingdom 28 de agosto de 2017, 10:05Berlín, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) German Chambers of Industry and Trade (DINK) reported today that manyh German companies started to withdraw their investments from the United Kingdom. Ecuadorian President Talks with ELN-Colombian Gov't Representants Quito, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) President Lenin Moreno is holding talks in this capital today with the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government, in search of a peace agreement. Transpacific Agreement Starts Negotiation Round Camberra, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Transpacific Collaboration Agreement (TPP) start here today a new round of negotiations to agree on terms of the Treaty. Kenya's Ban on Plastic Bag Comes into Force Nairobi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The ban on the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags has come into force today in Kenya, a regulation that was passed in March this year, and environment defenders are currently celebrating. Iraqi Army Kills 217 IS Militants in Southwestern Tal Afar Baghdad, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Iraqi army has reported today that 217 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in the southwestern direction of Tal Afar, which was handled by the army''s Counter-Terrorism Service, according to the Joint Operations Command (JOC). Promotional Agenda of Panamanian Foreign Minister in South Korea Panama, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Panamanian foreign minister starts today visit to South Korea focusing on business promotion as main agenda, with logistic platform of that nation on top, informed here the Ministry of Foreign Relations (MIRE). Vietnam's President Greets Cuban People Hanoi, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) President Tran Dai Quang has sent a greeting to the Cuban people and invited his peer Raul Castro to visit the nation, after welcoming today the island''s outgoing ambassador, Herminio Lopez Diaz. New Global Project Focuses on Marine Biological Invasions Havana, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Agencies of the United Nations (UN) join efforts in a new world project to contain marine biological invaders spread by boats throughout the planet. Sixteen Countries Confirmed for Business Round in Bolivian Fair La Paz, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 16 countries already confirmed their attendance to the business round at the International Fair of Santa Cruz, from September 27 to 29, in that Bolivian city, informed organizers. China Committed to Great Olympic Winters Games 2022 Beijing, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) China is fully committed to organize and hold a great and successful Winter Olympic Games 2022, assured President Xi Jinping after welcoming IOC''s President Thomas Bach. USA: Alarm at White Supremacy and Rejection to Hatred Por Martha Andrés RománWashington (Prensa Latina) The recent events in Charlottesville left a double reading in the United States: alarm at a resurgence of far-right movements and the willingness of a large part of the population to confront these supremacist ideologies. Success of International Damascus Fair Highlighted Damascus, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The International Fair of Damascus, closed yesterday after 10 days of busy work, was highlighted for the presence of 43 countries and over two million 247 thousand visitors, declared today a source of the organizing committee. French Ministers in Iraq Speak of Rebuilding and Reconciliation Baghdad, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) French Foreign Ministers Jean-Yves Le Drian and Defense Minister Florence Parly said Paris would help rebuild Iraq as well as support the fight against the Islamic state. Unburied Dead Bodies of Somalia-US Operation Mogadishu, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The bodies of the dead in joint military operation of Somali and US troops this week are still unburied by the will of their relatives, who demand an excuse. Iraqi Forces Fully Free Tal Afar from ISIS Baghdad, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi security forces fully freed Tal Afar after an eight-day offensive to drive out the Islamic State (ISIS) militants from the city and its surrounding areas, the Iraqi military reported Sunday. Venezuela's FM Blames US, Opposition for Economic Woes Moscow, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has underlined the cynicism of the US imposing sanctions, called for the opposition, and blaming the government of Nicolas Maduro for the country''s economic woes. Syrian Forces Crushed ISIS Bastion in Raqqa 27 de agosto de 2017, 11:45Damascus, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units backed up by Russian warplanes defeated the main stronghold of Islamic State fighters in the Euphrates Valley in the province of Raqqa, military sources assured Sunday. Caravan of Hope Arrives with Lula to Campina Grande Brasilia, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The Caravan of Hope headesd by former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will end today its stay in Campina Grande, northeastern state of Paraiba. Aspirant to ANC Presidency Asks to Respect Conference Results Pretoria, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the African National Congress (ANC) presidential candidate, said that many of the current problems of this South African government organization stem from the bitterness of the defeated in their aspirations to lead it, say press reports today. FARC-EP Starts Foundation of New Political Party Bogota, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia- People''s Army (FARC-EP) started today the foundation congress of a new political party, after its disarmament as a guerrilla force. USA Builds Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela, Arreaza denounces United Nations, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States is maneuvering to manufacture a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and seeks to starve its people, said the country''s foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza. Woman injured in attacks in Spanish region of Catalonia Dies Madrid, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) A woman wounded in the attacks last week in the Spanish region of Catalonia died today in a hospital in Barcelona, bringing to 16 the death toll in the terrorist attacks. UN: Venezuela Denounces US Crusade United Nations, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The world''s largest oil reserves, a privileged geographic position and the push for a political, economic and social process far from external opinions make Venezuela a target of US aggression and interference. México and Cuba Share Cultural History: Director of Photo Library México, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Relations between Mexico and Cuba are very close in politics, but also in the field of culture,where they share a special place, assured today Juan Carlos Valdez, director of the Photographic Library of the National Institute of Anthropology and History. Hatred Germinates in Germany Por Luis Antonio Gómez PérezHavana (Prensa Latina) Many inhabitants of Dresden, Germany, are preparing every Monday afternoon to face demonstrations by the anti-immigrant group Pegida, but despite the effort, this movement maintains a large number of followers. Panamanian Teachers still on Strike Despite Government's Threats Panama, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Rural teachers in the east of Panama working under harsh conditions are still on their strike that began two months ago, while the Panamanian Education Ministry (MEDUCA) threatened them Saturday with administrative sanctions if the stoppage continues. Calls in Iran to Broaden Relations with whole World Tehran, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Iran should open its diplomatic umbrella to the whole world, avoiding to strike ties with just a limited number of countries, the supreme leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on Saturday. Mexico among the World's Countries Receiving Most Tourists Mexico, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto assured Saturday that Mexico is the 8th country that receives most tourists in the world. Thousands of Victims of Land Disasters in China after Typhoon Hato Beijing, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Land disasters related to typhoon Hato have affected more than 410,000 people in 64 counties in the province of Yunan, in the Chinese southeastern region, authorities reported today. Fire Broke Out at Power Plant in Novosibirsk, Russia Moscow, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) A fire rages at a power plant in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk in Russia, with smoke seen across the city, Russian Today reports. Bolivia Condemns US Financial Blow against Venezuela La Paz, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned Saturday the new financial sanctions of the US against Venezuela, which are aimed at affecting key economic sectors. Cuba Condemns New Attacks against Venezuela Havana, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno has voiced his country''s condemnation of the new US sanctions against Venezuela. Iraqi Forces Retake from ISIS Historic District in Tal Afar Baghdad, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi counter terrorism forces on Saturday recaptured the center of the city of Tal Afar, in the country''s north west, the operation command reported. Mexican Organization Demands Mexican Peasant Women Recognition Mexico, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Mexican organization National Network for Rural Promoters and Advisors (RNPAR) is still demanding the Mexican government to recognize the contribution of Mexican peasant and indigenous women as food producers and environmental promoters. Vietnam Holds to Second Position in Regional Games Kuala Lumpur, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese delegation to the 29th South East Asian Sports Games (SEA Games''29) continues today in the second position of the medal table, with 43 gold medals. UN Secretary General Starts Mid East Tour United Nations, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is embarking Saturday on his Middle East tour, starting in Kuwait and then moving on with visits to Israel and Palestine. Syrian Army and Hezbollah Advance against ISIS Damascus, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army and the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah went further in their offensive in the Syrian-Lebanese border against the Islamic State (ISIS or DAESH) forcing the terrorist movement even more to an area of the Al-Qalamoun Mountains. Two Policemen Killed in Kashmir Separatist Attack New Delhi, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Two Indian policemen were killed in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir today in an attack by an Islamic insurgent group. Pakistani Experts Question Study on Groundwater Arsenic Levels Islamabad, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani experts questioned today a recent study that warned of the country''s high arsenic levels in groundwater, noting that the problem threatens 60 million people. China Prioritizes Opening its Market to the World Beijing, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The governement prioritizes today the preparation of the First International Expo of Imports of China in 2018 as an important measure of the country to open its market to the world. UNICEF Warns on Devastating Impact of the Syrian Conflict United Nations, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) showed its dismay because of the impact of the conflict in Syria in children. Peru Interested in Buying Russia's New MiG-29 M2 Fighter Jets Moscow, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Peru could purchase a batch of Russian fighter jets, the well-known MiG-29 M2 fighter jets, according to MIG Corporation General Manager Ilia Tarasenko. AFD Party Leads in Pre-Election Polls in Germany Berlin, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Four weeks before German parliamentary elections, the right-wing and populist party the Alternative for Germany (AfD) advances in polls. US Kosmos Energy Reports Successful DST of Tortue-1 in Mauritania 25 de agosto de 2017, 14:29Nouakchott,Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) US based Kosmos Energy has announced that it has successfully completed the drill stem test (DST) of the Tortue-1 well, demonstrating that Tortue field is a world-class resource and confirming key development parameters, including well deliverability, reservoir connectivity, and fluid composition. UN Confirms Saudi Coalition Killed Dozens of People in Yemen 25 de agosto de 2017, 14:20United Nations, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The UN High-Commissioner for Human Rights has confirmed that the Saudi-led airstrikes on the Yemeni Capital, Sanaa killed at least 73 civilians in recent days. MINUSCA Accused of Complicity in Central African Republic Attack Bangui, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) A parliamentarian from the Central African Republic has accused the UN Mission (MINUSCA) of complicity in an attack that killed dozens of people in the eastern city of Gambo, media reported today. Hurricane Harvey Threatens US As Most Powerful Storm in 12 Years Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Harvey gained strength in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and already has category 2 at Saffir-Simpson scale and it is near to become the first important storm arriving the US since 2005. US President Remarks Against Venezuela Are Rejected in Cuba Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to Havana, Ali Rodriguez, rejected Friday the remarks and diabolic plans of the US government against his country, trying to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Canada's Deportation Numbers Soar Amid Influx of Asylum Seekers Ottawa, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian authorities have increased deportations of immigrants, mainly from Mexico and Haiti, during the first eight months of 2017, amid influx of asylum seekers crossing from the United States. Cuban World Heritage Seduces Foreign Visitors Santiago de Cuba, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The fortress of San Pedro de la Roca del Morro, in this city, a World Mankind''s Heritage, exerts a certain kind of magnetism over hundreds of foreign and national visitors, who include this place in their tours, for new discoveries. Disney Live-Action Mulan Filming Start Date and Filming Locations Los Angeles, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) After several delays in the production schedule, Disney''s live-action version of its animated classic Mulan will reportedly start production early next year and has its filming locations picked out. It will be shot in some locations in China, New Zealand and Australia. South Africa Highlights Upgraded Relations with Mozambique Pretoria, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) President Jacob Zuma has highlighted progress at the second session of the South Africa-Mozambique Binational Commission (BNC) held in Maputo where political, economic and social relations have been taken to a higher level. Search Resumed for Eight Missing Hikers in Bondo, Switzerland Bern, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Swiss rescue teams resumed the search for eight missing hikers after a massive in Bondon, as more than 100 inhabitants of the town of Bondo remain evacuated. No Batteries Required: Energy Harvesting Yarns Generate Electricity Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) An international research team led by scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted. Ousmane Dembélé, FC Barcelona's New Signing Barcelona, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ousmane Dembélé for the next five seasons. The player will sign a five year contract and his buy out-clause is set at 400 million euros. French Singer Charles Aznavour Gets Hollywood Star at Age of 93 Los Angeles, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) French-born singer, Charles Aznavour, has been honored in Hollywood with a star on this city''s Walk of Fame, where great stars of the arts are included. Interior Recommends Trump on Shrinking Some National Monument Areas Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Donald Trump alter at least three national monuments established by his immediate predecessors, including two in Utah, a move expected to reshape federal land and water protections and certain to trigger major legal fights or change the way others are handled, the Washington Post reported today. Cuban VP Cabrisas Receives Vietnamese Minister of Finance Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina)Cuban Minister of Economy and Planning Ricardo Cabrisas received today Vietnamese Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung, who is on an official visit to Cuba. Cubans Will Hold Walkton against US Blockade Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Cubans will reportedly hold walktons throughout the island to reject once more the economic, financial and commercial blockade the US has been enforcing for almost six decades. Yemen Air Strike Kills 12 People, Including 6 Children Sanaa, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) An air raid struck a building in Yemen''s capital on Friday, killing at least 12 people, including six children, when an adjacent apartment block collapsed, residents said. Sierra Leone Suffers Humanitarian Crisis After Mudslide Freetown, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Sierra Leone is suffering a humanitarian crisis today due to the thousands of dead and missing people as a result of mudslides that occurred less than two weeks ago, rescue workers said. Turkey Will Never Join EU Under Erdogan, Says German Minister Berlin, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said Turkey will never be a member of the European Union (EU) as long as it is ruled by Tayyip Erdogan, the Bild local daily reported today. Human Rights Commission Urges More Safety for Journalists in Mexico Mexico, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has today demanded the highest authorities guarantee necessary conditions to journalists, in order to carry out their work without being attacked by criminals. Ancient Babylon Tablet Holds World's Oldest Trigonometry Table 25 de agosto de 2017, 11:59Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) A Babylonian clay tablet of 3,700 years contains the most ancient trigonometric table, reported today the journal Historia Mathematica. Three African Countries at Risk of US Visa Suspension 25 de agosto de 2017, 11:50Freetown, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Sierra Leone, Guinea and Eritrea''s refusal to receive from the United States their nationals scheduled for deportation could lead to the suspension of visas by Washington, a publication warned today. El Salvador Asks U.S. to Extend Program for Immigrants Washington, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Salvadorian Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez, who is on a visit here, formally requested the extension of the Temporary Protection Status to thousands of compatriots who benefited from that program in the United States. Russian Army Killed 8,000 Terrorists in Syria in the Past 3 Months Damascus, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Army has destroyed over 8,000 terrorists in Syria over the past three months, military sources said. China Issues Yellow Alert for New Typhoon Pakhar Beijing, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) China''s national observatory Friday evening issued a yellow alert for Typhoon Pakhar, which is expected to hit southern Guangdong Province on Sunday. APEC Laying Foundations for Free Trade Agreement Hanoi, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Top executives and experts from the member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) are meeting in Ho Chi Minh City to debate proposals to promote the region's economic integration. Paraguayans Celebrate Guarani Language Day Asuncion, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Guarani Language Day, an official language in Paraguay along with Spanish, is celebrated today on occasion of the constitutional rank granted to it in 1967. China Will Close 6,000 Mines to Improve Labor Safety Beijing, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities announced today the closure of over 6,000 mines not linked to carbon in the next three years to improve labor safety. German Mesa, the Cuban Hope for Salvadorean Baseball San Salvador, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) German Mesa, a living legend of Cuban baseball, is currently facing up to a new challenge in his magical sports career: to make Salvadoran national baseball team much more competitive for Managua-2017. Joao Lourenzo and MPLA Win Election in Angola Luanda, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The presidential candidate for the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Joao Lourenzo, will be the new Angolan president, after his party won 61.1 percent of votes in the Wednesday elections. Communist Party of Ecuador Ratifies Support to Citizen Revolution By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Terrorist Attack Causes 16 Deaths in Kabul Kabul, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The death toll rose to 16, mostly civilians, after the terrorist attack today on a Shi''ite Muslim mosque in a residential zone of this capital, the Interior Ministry reported. Lula Meets Naval and Oil Industries Workers Brasilia, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) A meeting between workers and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in defense of the naval and oil industries marks today the presence of the former Brazilian president in the state of Pernambuco. New Gas Price Scale to Be Presented in Bolivia La Paz, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The minister of Hydrocarbons of Bolivia, Luis Alberto Sanchez, said that a new international gas price scale is being prepared and will be presented at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) MPLA, Lourenzo Win Angola Elections Luanda, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The presidential candidate of the ruling People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Joao Lourenzo, will be Angola's new president as his party, People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA in Portuguese), won the general elections, according to the latest preliminary results of the vote count. Chile and East Caribbean Add Interests to Common Links Fausto Triana, Special Envoy Syrian People's Resistance Increases against Islamic State Damascus, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) People's resistance against the Islamic State (IS) has increased in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor, with coordinated actions aimed at driving extremists out of such territory, the media reports said today. Che Had Also Planned Fighting in Peru, says Historian Lima, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The scarcely-known plan of Argentinean-Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara to fight in Peru, country he had known in his youth, came out in a historic talking event on his struggle in Bolivia. US-Led Coalition Fighters Kill Seven Syrians 24 de agosto de 2017, 19:11Damascus, Aug. 24 (Prensa Latina) Attacks today by the United States-led International Coalition against residential neighborhoods in the Syrian eastern province of Deir Ezzor killed seven civilians, military sources said. China Rejects Reasons by India on Its Troops in Disputed Region Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Amid tensions and territorial disputes, China urged the Indian Government to take measures and correct words and actions that it considered as incorrect, while India insisted that it never started attacks against the neighboring country. Bolivian President Stresses Lithium Industrialization Importance La Paz, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales highlighted today that industrialization of lithium was a process of economic and energy sovereignty to his country. Preparations for Period against Blockade of Cuba Continues in USA Washington, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Friends and agencies of solidarity with Cuba are currently making progress in organizing ab 2017 Week against the Blockade, which will be held in the US capital from September 11-16. Russia and Bolivia Advocate for a Better Cooperation Moscow, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Bolivia are advocating for strengthening their military-technical cooperation, as part of their goals to deepening their bilateral relations. Kenyan President Chastises Lawmakers for Fighting Pay Cuts Nairobi, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The opposition of the newly elected lawmakers to modest salary cuts and the advantages of their position was criticized today by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Second Naval District Confirms 22 Deaths in Wreckage in Brazil Brasilia, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Second Naval District in Salvador, Bahia''s state, confirmed todayat least 22 deaths, victims of a boat''s wreckage in Bahía de Todos los Santos. Trump Defends Confederate Statues, Berates His Critics Washington, Aug. 24 (Prensa Latina) A descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee tore into US President Donald Trump for defending Confederate statues, amid today''s debate in the United States on racism and monuments depicted those figures. UN Allocates $2.5 Million to Alleviate Crisis in the Gaza Strip United Nations, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN has today released USD$2.5m from the occupied Palestinian territories Humanitarian Fund (oPt Hf). Observers Agree That Elections in Angola Were Free and Fair Luanda, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The observers Mission of the International Conference of teh Great Lake Region (Crirgl labeled free and Fair general elections in Angola. Tanzania to Use Drones to Deliver Medicines Dar es Salaam, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Tanzania will use drones to deliver medicines to health facilities across the country, which is a feasible trend to follow and it is taking force in Africa. Iraq and Syria Anti-Terrorism Victories Value Iran's Peace Message Tehran, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Armed Forces spokesman Gen. Seyed Masud Yazayeri has said today that Iraq and Syria anti-terrorism victories valued Iranian peace message. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Signs New One-year Deal With Manchester United Manchester,UK, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Manchester United have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a new one-year deal with the club and will wear the number ten shirt. Vietnamese Authorities Honor Outgoing Cuban Ambassador Hanoi, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese Ministry of Construction, a historic coordinator of cooperation with Cuba, today conferred its highest distinction on Ambassador Herminio López Díaz, who will soon completes his mission in this country. Governor Returns To Embattled Mali City Following Truce Bamako, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The decision approved today between rival Malian military consisted of allowing Sidi Mohamed Ag Ichrach''s return to his position as the Kidal''s governor which fulfils one of the main issues of an agreement signed between them. Katy Perry Releases Star-Studded 'Swish Swish' Music Video Los Angeles, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The US pop singer Katty Perry has released today a music video for her hit track ''Swish Swish'' starring a host of big names. Maduro to Receive ANC Plan Against Economic War Caracas, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) will send Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro a plan of measures to face the war that crosses the economic sector in the South American country, announced today the popular legislator Enrique Ramos. China Grants Bolivia US $1.6 Billion Loan La Paz, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) China has granted loans to Bolivia valued at $1.6 billion USD, mainly for the construction of roads, Planning Minister, Mariana Prado, said. USS John S. McCain Sailor Corpse Found After Collision Off Singapore Singapore, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The remains of a missing US sailor has been found and identified after the collision between the US destroyer John McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore, the US Navy said. China Boosts Military and Civilian Development in Sci-Tech Beijing, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government has unveiled a five-year plan on promoting integrated military and civilian development in the science and technology sector, official sources said today. South Africa Striving to Enhance Quality of State Companies Pretoria, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) South Africa''s government is pushing ahead the implementation of State Owned Enterprises (SOE) reform to enhance the quality of these companies and improve confidence on them, said Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Carlos Acosta Danza to Premiere Two Productions in Havana Havana, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban ballet company Acosta Danza will premiere two world choreographies next September from outstanding creators Goyo Montero of Spain and Sidi Larbi of Belgium, according to the company. China's Anti-Dumping Probes Against US Products Legal Beijing, Aug. 24 (Prensa Latina) China''s anti-dumping probes against US products is a legal procedure and not a response to Washington''s trade investigation, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Monday. Mongolia to Build Windfarm With Foreign Investment Ulan Bator, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Sainshand wind farm, the third of its kind privately financed in Mongolia, will receive foreign investment of 120 million dollars, announced the European Investment Bank (EIB) today. Organized Crime Costs Australia 28,3 Million Dollars Annually Canberra, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Organized crime costs more than $ 28.3 billion a year to Australia, and money laundering is listed as the main threat, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) reported today. Police and Immigrants Clash in Rome Protesting Eviction Rome, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) A confrontation between police and hundreds inmigrants took place in a downtown square in this capital portesting after being evicted from a building in which they were living illegally. Damascus Fair, Door Open to Investment for Development (+Photos) Oscar Bravo Fong Damascus, (Prensa Latina) A few kilometers from this capital, one of the oldest fairs in the world, the Damascus International Fair, combines today national and foreign investors' interests. Palestinian Issue Top Priority of Islamic World, Says Iran Beirut, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Iran''s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari said that the Palestinian issue and the fight against Zionists hold the top priority of the Islamic world, report several digital sites today. French PM Calls for Collective Surveillance on Terrorists Paris, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe today called for permanent collective surveillance in light of the persistent terrorist threat, when commenting on the attacks in Spain and the perpetrators'' presence on French soil. Angolan Ruling Party Assures Having Won Majority of Votes Luanda, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The spokesman for the ruling People''s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Joao Martins, assured today that the party has guaranteed the qualified majority of votes for the next parliament. Carifesta 2017 Welcomes Chile in Barbados 24 de agosto de 2017, 09:18Bridgetown, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) After heavy rains and floods due to Tropical Storm Harvey, the Caribbean party (Carifesta) welcomed Chile with open arms. Barbados Overlooks Mishaps and Opens High Level Visit from Chile Fausto Triana, Special Envoy Syria Condemns US-Led Coalition Crimes Damascus, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has condemned US-led coalition''s strikes targeting Syrian civilians, media reports said today. Lula to Meet with Members of More Doctors Program in Recife Brasilia, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is arriving today in Recife with the Caravan of Hope, will meet with members of the More Doctors Program. The meeting in this capital of the northern state of Pernambuco is scheduled for 18:30 hours, local time, and will be preceded by a visit by the ex-president to the Cais do Sertao Museum, which pays tribute to the culture, history and the people of the Brazilian sertao region (backcountry). Angolans Waiting for Preliminary Results of General Elections Luanda, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Angolans are expecting today the preliminary results of Wednesday''s general elections, which were described by authorities as relevant and positive. Despite Government Pressure, Peruvian Teachers' Strike Continues Lima, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) A decree that puts in immediate effect the improvements achieved by a long strike of Peruvian teachers and a call to return to their schools, are now insufficient to resolve the conflict, marked by large rallies. Nepal Takes Steps to Protect Snow Leopard Kathmandu, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Nepal today became the first country to launch a plan to protect the habitat of the snow leopard, a species that lives in high Asian mountain tops and is critically endangered. Nearly 2,000 Swine Flu Deaths Reported across India in 2017 New Delhi, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Swine flu has killed 1,944 people so far this year in India, where 22,186 cases were recorded in that period, the latest Health Ministry bulletin reported today. UN Asks US Government to Clearly Condemn Racism United Nations, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination called on the United States government to unequivocally and unconditionally condemn racism and hate crimes. Chile and Honduras Sign Agreements and Increase Cooperation Tegucigalpa, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean and Honduran presidents presided over the signing of two agreements to increase bilateral cooperation regarding mining, environment and climate change. Brazilian University Grants Honorary Doctorate to Lula da Silva Brasilia, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) There is no title that pays such huge social contribution, asserted today the rector of the University of the State of Alagoas (UNEAL), Jairo da Costa, at the ceremony to award a Doctorate Honoris Causa to former brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. Bolivian Economy Grew in First Half of 2017 La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 3.34 percent in the first quarter of 2017, and the government maintains the projection growth of 4.7% by December this year, stressed Wednesday Economy Minister Mario Guillen. Singer Juan Luis Guerra Takes Again the 'Bilirrubina' to Nicaragua Managua, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra will offer a concert in Nicaragua on October 20, four years later of his previous performance in that nation. Astana Preparing 6th Syrian Peace Talks Damascus, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The city of Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, is preparing for the 6th round of Intra-Syrian talks to be held in mid September, announced Kazakh Foreign Minister, Kairat Abdrakhmanov. Turkish PM Meets Vietnamese Counterpart to Boost Economic Ties Hanoi, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam''s prime ministers, Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Turkey''s Binali Yildirim, testified in this capital today that they wanted to bring bilateral relations to a higher level. France Says Terrorist Attack Had Targeted Military Personnel Paris, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Attorney General of Paris François Molins confirmed today the terrorist nature of the attack against military personnel that occurred at the beginning of this month in Levallois-Perret commune, northeast of this capital. Two More Men Arrested in Finnish Terror Attack Helsinski, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Finnish authorities reported today the arrest of two individuals for alleged links to an attack in the southern city of Turku, bringing the number of detainees to six. Malaysia,Indonesia in Talks on Possible B5 Biodiesel Program in China Kuala Lumpur, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia and Indonesia are in talks on possible implementation of B5 biodiesel program in China, given the Chinese increased environment control in the palm oil market. Venezuela Condemns Panama Decision to Demand Traveler Visas Caracas, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza today described as anti-integrationist the migration measure taken by Panama against Venezuela, according to which all Venezuelan citizens will have to apply for a visa to travel to that country. Ecosystems are Less Resistant to Drought, A Study Says Washington, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrestrial ecosystems are every time less resistant to drought, and in the future, several regions of the planet could lose their capacity to recover from water shortages, warned today Woods Hole Research Center, Massachusetts. NY Stock Exchange in the Red After Trump's Statements New York, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has opened today in the red due to investors'' concerns, following US President Donald Trump''s statements on the construction of a wall along the US border with Mexico. Speleologists Discover New Cave Painting Site in Cuba Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologists have discovered a new cave painting site in a cave located at the Sierra Maestra mountain range, in southern Granma province, national media reported today. Costa Rica: Challenges of Using Public Information on Debate San Jose, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Some 500 representatives of governments, civil society, the academia and the technological sector from the American continent are meeting here from today until Friday to analyze the achievements and challenges of opening and using public information. French Justice Probes Catalonia Attackers' Passage Across France Paris, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) France''s justice system is investigating all details of Catalonia attackers'' stay on France, Paris Attorney General François Molins said today. England Captain Wayne Rooney Retires From International Competition London,Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) English captain Wayne Rooney retired from international competition today, says it was time to step away from the game. Philippine Police Do House-to-House Drug Testing in Manila 23 de agosto de 2017, 11:29Manila, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Philippine police were knocking on doors in one of Manila''s poorest neighbourhoods (Payatas) on Wednesday to encourage people to take on-the-spot drug tests, a campaign against that scourge promoted by President Rodrigo Duterte. Mexico: Tragic Results After Ten Years Fighting Drug Trafficking Mexico, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Ten years after the beginning of the war against drug trafficking in Mexico, results are tragic and alarming, said Erika Llanos, coordinator of Red Retoño to prevent organized crime. Cuban Soroa Garden Treasures Almost 500 Orchids Species Artemisa, Cuba, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Lashed by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, the famous Soroa Orchid Garden is exhibiting today more than 480 species of the so-called Aristocrat of Flowers, admired by Cuban and foreign tourists. Calm Election, Says Angolan Government Presidential Candidate Luanda, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The presidential candidate from the ruling People''s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Joao Lourenzo, said today that the right to vote has been exercised calmly. Canada Calls on Allies for More Surveillance Over Far-Right Groups Ottawa, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Canada has recently asked US intelligence services and allies to keep a close surveillance on far-right groups, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported today. Lula to Receive 13th Doctorate Honoris Causa in Algoas Brasilia, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will receive its thirteenth Doctorate Honoris Causa today at the State University of Algoas (Uneal), a number of awards never granted to any other Brazilian head of State. Bolivian Film Dark Skull, Among the Favorites to Fenix Awards La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) After conquering achievements in festivals at Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Chile and Brazil, Bolivian film Dark Skull or Viejo Calavera, is among the favorites in the fourth version of Fenix Awards, local media reported today. Cuba Hosts 13th International Symposium and 2017 Hip Hop Event Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to Harry Belafonte and Cuban women, the 13th International Symposium and the 2017 Hip Hop Event is begining today, in which artists from six countries will participate. Angolans Vote Calmly in Fourth Elections since Independence (+Photos) Luanda, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Angolans have begun today a calm influx of people to the polling stations during the fourth election since the country gained independence on November 11, 1975. 177 Armed Men Surrender in the Syrian Province of Homs Damascus, May 23 (Prensa Latina) A total of 177 armed men have surrendered to the Army in the central Syrian province of Homs, according to military sources. Iraq Won't Allow its Territory to Be Used for any Conflict with Iran 23 de agosto de 2017, 10:28Baghdad, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has said he would not allow his territory to be used to any conflict or attack against Iran, according to HispanTV website. Another Journalist Murdered in Mexico, the 10th in 2017 23 de agosto de 2017, 10:18Mexico, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Journalist Candido Rios, a reporter for a regional journal of Veracruz Mexican state, became the 10th press pro murdered this year, reported today members of state Commission for the protection of communicators. Suicide Bomber Targets Afghan Forces after US Announcement 23 de agosto de 2017, 10:06Kabul, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) A suicide attack against Afghan forces in Helmand province Wednesday killed 5 and wounded 25 following the announcement by the US government o a new approach towards Afghanistan, local authorities reported. Lebanon Leads Direct Foreign Investment in Western Asia 23 de agosto de 2017, 09:49Beirut, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Lebanon led direct foreign investment in Western Asia in 2016 with 2.5 billion dollars, indicated an authorized source reproduced today by The Daily Star. Cuban Women, A Revolution within the Revolution Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban women are celebrating today the 57th anniversary of an organization that has been a stronghold of the battles for their emancipation, equity and social equality. Latin America in Agenda of Cuban Children's Company La Colmenita Panama, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Mexico, Puerto Rico and El Salvador are part of the international agenda for rest of 2017 of the Cuban children''s theater company La Colmenita, which will give today its latest performances in this capital. Bolivia Facing Regional Challenges to Energy Integration La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Regional challenges for energy integration and the possibilities of Bolivia as exporter of electricity from renewable sources, are key issues at the fair Expo Gas and Energy 2017, opened today in Santa Cruz. Russia Readying Response to US New Sanctions Moscow, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Russia said it is preparing what it called ''an inevitable response'' in the face of a new round US sanctions targeting a Russian company and four individuals for their alleged business with North Korea, Russian Today reported. Pakistani Press Hits Out at Trump Strategy in Afghanistan 23 de agosto de 2017, 08:09Islamabad, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Pakistani press has harshly criticized the United States'' new strategy in Afghanistan, by considering that the war in this country must be resolved through dialogue rather than weapons. Iran Denounces U.S. Maneuvers against Nuclear Accord Tehran, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Iran denounced before the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) maneuvers of the United States to question the compliance of the nuclear pact by this Persian country, indicate news sources. A Provincial Candidate to Be Angola's President Luanda, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Angolans will elect today their president for the third time in the independent history of the country, and he will be a non-native to Luanda for the first time. Unesco Sponsors Experts Meeting for Intercultural Dialog París, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Experts of 20 countries will meet next week under Unesco sponsorship to reflect on the dialog and understanding between the different cultures, in a world context marked by the proliferation of conflicts. Colombian New Trade Minister Takes Office Bogota, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hand over the post to Maria Lorena Gutierrez, the new minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism and assigned her to work with the private sector and consolidate peace in the country. Nicaragua Implements Credit Program for Rural Producers Managua, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan Government began to implement a credit program aimed at small businesses in rural areas, official sources reported today. Spanish Judge Sends Two Barcelona Terrorist Attackers to Prison Madrid, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Fernando Andreu, judge of the National Court (AN), a high court specializing on terrorist crimes, ordered today solitary confinement without bail for two of the four detainees for the terrorist attacks in Catalonia last week. Bolivian President Highlights Benefits of National Economic Change La Paz, (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales recalled today that the change of economic model in Bolivia allowed the development of the country and to invest in social projects. UN Helps Ethiopia after Damage Caused by Heavy Rains 22 de agosto de 2017, 15:05United Nations, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) pointed out Tuesday that the organization is supporting Ethiopia by helping people affected by strong rains in the last days. Nigerian President Meets Security Chiefs Abuja, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari commanded today the chiefs of national security bodies to watch and act immediately in the protection of national unity. Uganda Police: Arrests Over Ritual Serial Killings Kampala, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) One of the suspects of several murders of women carry out animist rites confessed that they were ordered by a wealthy businessman, official spokesmen here said today. Over 3,000 Displaced Haitians Remain in Shelters Port-au-Prince, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 Haitians live today in displaced persons camps, built after the 2010 earthquake that caused more than 300,000 deaths, reported the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Bogota Park Restored for Pope Francis' Mass Bogota, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The restoration works of the Simon Bolivar park, one of the largest green lungs in Bogota, is beginning today with a view to the mass Pope Francis will say on September 7, during his pastoral visit to Colombia. Pre-Trial Detention Bid for Finland Terror Attack Helsinki, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Turku court has sentenced Moroccan Abderrahman Mechkah to pre-trial detention, the main suspect of a deadly stabbing in the city of Turku that killed two women and wounded eight people, Finnish police said. Indonesia Warns of Growing Risk of Wild Fires Jakarta, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia''s Disaster Mitigation Agency warned on Thursday of the growing risk of forest fires in the coming days due to extreme drought. Female Soldiers to Help Rebuild Philippine City of Marawi Manila, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) At least 100 women members of the Philippine Army and police will be sent to the city of Marawi to rebuild the war-ravaged area, military sources said. Severe Phone Interruption Affects Thousands of Mexicans Mexico, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of users of Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) are still affected today in their service of navigation and internet applications, hosted abroad, since the afternoon of this Monday. Oil Price Jumps After Supplies Drop London, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices have jumped higher today amid some reports of a fall in supplies. Mongolian,Japanese Scientists Agree to Cooperate on Dinosaur Studies Ulan Bator, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Mongolian Science Academy will collaborate with the Japanese Science University of Okayama (OUS) in dinosaur studies, thanks to the signing of a memorandum of understanding today. China Urges Japan to Improve Bilateral Ties Beijing, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Foreign Ministry urged Japan today to undertake concrete actions to improve bilateral ties, and practice what it preaches. TEPCO Starts Remaining Fukushima Soil Freezing Tokyo, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Tuesday started freezing the remaining part of the soil around No.1 to No.4 reactors at its disaster-crippled No.1 nuclear power plant. The Cost Will Be High if Nuclear Deal is Violated, Iran Warns Tehran, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Iran warned today that it has the ability to restart the uranium enrichment process by 20 percent in five days in response to violations of the nuclear agreement by the United States. US Ex-Prosecutors Call for Strong Response to White Supremacy Washington, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) A group of 66 state attorneys general have urged US leaders, including President Donald Trump, to firmly respond to the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacies, local media reported. Sierra Leone Mudslide Death Toll Could Reach 1000 Freetown, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The 600 people missing in the mudslides two weeks ago here, along with about 500 dead confirmed, would raise the number of fatalities to 1000, according to unofficial sources. Over 1,400 Observers to Monitor Election in Angola Luanda, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) President of the National Electoral Commission (CNE), Andre da Silva Neto, has announced today that 1,440 observers will be monitoring tomorrow''s general elections in Angola. Iraqi Army Expels Terrorists From the Center of Tal Afar City Baghdad, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Iraqi Army has expelled IS terrorists from the center of the city of Tal Afar, even though shootings are still reported in the urban locality, perhaps the last stronghold of terrorists in Iraq. Therapeutical Abortion, Polemic Step Forward but Applauded in Chile Santiago de Chile, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Times change and in this case favorably for Chile, with the acceptance of the Constitutional Court (TC) to the bill of law on the so-called therapeutical abortion. MORENA Goes After Presidential Elections in Mexico Mexico, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the National Renewal Movement (MORENA) Andres Lopez Obrador, has said today that he is striving for a change in Mexico''s 2018 presidential elections. Russia Backs Mediation of Vatican in Political crisis in Venezuela Moscow, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described the Vatican mediation as relevant in the conflict between the government and the opposition in Venezuela. Angolans Reflect on the Eve of General Election Luanda, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Angolans are reflecting today, on the eve of the general election, which will allow them to choose the formula that will rule the country for the next five years. Over 330,000 Syrians Require Psychological Care for War Damascus, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) More than 330,000 Syrians are currently requiring psychological treatment to get over mental illness as a result of the armed conflict that Syria has been experiencing since March 2011, as said by a Health Ministry official. Parliament Debates Panama Involvement in Secret Trade Pact Panama, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Parliament debate heats up here concerning Panama''s involvement in alleged secret talks in Trade in Services Agreement between 234 members of the World Trade Organization (WTO), including the European Union. Some 31 Environmental Projects Opt for Latin America Green Awards Quito, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) About 31 environmental projects are opting for the Latin American Green Awards, whose fourth edition starts today in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil. Catalonia Attackers to Justice in Spain Madrid, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The four arrested people for their alleged involvement in the Catalonia terror attacks last week appear today before the National Court (AN), a Spanish court specializing in organized crimes as terrorism. Workers' Unions Mobilize in Argentina Buenos Aires, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The General Confederation of Labor (CGT), and the CTA and the autonomous CTA trade unions are leading today a new rally at the emblematic Plaza de Mayo against the government''s economic measures, with the participation of trade unions and social organizations. Cuba Supports Struggle of Venezuela against Hegemonic Forces Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban organizations have ratified their support for Venezuela, whose government is facing the fury of hegemonic forces to overthrow democracy. Syrian Army and Hizbollah Go for ISIS Damascus, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Army and the Lebanese resistance have retaken control of the bordering town of Shebet Ako, in the region of Qalamoun, after expelling members of the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) from the area. ISIS Regrouping in Deir Ezzor, Syria, for Decisive Battle 21 de agosto de 2017, 16:24Moscow, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) ISIS is gathering and bringing to Deir Ezzor its remaining forces to prepare for a decisive battle as the Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Air Force, pushes to retake the besieged northeastern city, the Russian Defense Ministry reported Monday. Caricom Highlights Caribbean Performance in World Championships Saint George, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) In a congratulatory message to the athletes, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman and Prime Minister of Grenada Kieth Mitchell said he was ''extremely proud'' of their performances. DPRK Rejects US and South Korean Joint Military Exercises 21 de agosto de 2017, 15:54Pyongyang, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) rejected Monday the military exercises called Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) by the United States and South Korea, with the participation of allied countries. Twelve Years of Cuba's Medical Cooperation with Venezuela Caracas, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s President Nicolas Maduro today saluted the 12th anniversary of the signing by Cuba and Venezuela of the Sandino Commitment, which started a massive eye health care plan. Belize-National Evangelic Asso. Against Marijuana Legalization Belmopan, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina)The National Evangelic Association of Belize (NEAB) criticized today the draft bill project of the Belizean government to decriminalize the possession of cannabis or marijuana. Lebanese Foreign Minister Welcomes Iranian Deputy Minister Beirut, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil received Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hussein Jaber Ansari today with whom he addressed issues related to the fight against terrorism. Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome Takes Red Jersey as Nibali Wins Stage 3 Andorra La Vella,Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Britain''s Chris Froome has taken the red jersey and leads the Vuelta a Espana, as Italy''s Vincenzo Nibali won the third stage. Brazil Needs to Dream and to Grow Again; Says Lula Brasilia, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva expressed his conviction today that Brazil needs to dream and grow again, as it did during the governments headed by the Workers'' Party. Caribbean Health Authorities Monitor Conjunctivitis Outbreak Port-of-Spain, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) restated the warning on conjunctivitis, also known as Pink Red Eye, outbreaks that today affect several countries of the region. Guatemalan Hospital Returns to Normal After Gang Attack Guatemala, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Roosevelt hospital, in the Guatemalan capital, assaulted last week by armed gang members in order to rescue one of its imprisoned leaders and who was receiving medical attention, returned to normal today, confirmed its director Carlos Soto. Confederate Monuments Are Still Coming Down Across USA Washington, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Workers of the University of Texas are bringing down Confederate statues on the campus of this University, media reports said. Organized Crime Groups Displace Mountain Settlers in Mexico Mexico, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) People displaced by drug gangs from 15 communities located in the highlands of the municipality of Concordia, Sinaloa, Mexico, are estimated to be 1,200, according to the Commission for the Defense of Human Rights (CDDHS). Sierra Leone Mudslide Death Toll Continues to Rise Freetown, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) At noon, rescue workers in the suburbs of Regent had found 499 corpses from the mudslides carried out a week ago. Abstract Art Pioneer Karl Otto Götz Dies, Aged 103 Berlin, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) German painter Karl Otto Götz, deemed pioneer of abstract art of the postwar period, died at the age of 103, confirmed today the K.O. Götz and Rissa Foundation. Pope Francis Urges to be Generous With Migrants Rome, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis urged today to respond with generosity, diligence, wisdom and open mind to the many challenges posed by contemporary migration. Chinese President Reiterates Commitment to UN 2030 Agenda Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping has said today that the country will continue its efforts to implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the official press reports. Rwanda to Strengthen Cooperation With China 21 de agosto de 2017, 12:11Kigali, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Rwanda''s President Paul Kagame has said today that his nation is interested in deepening friendly cooperation in all areas with China and furthering their bilateral relations to a higher level. Russia to Carefully Analyze US Restrictions 21 de agosto de 2017, 12:10Moscow, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said today that his government will take the necessary measures after checking the US decision to restrict the visa issuing process to Russian citizens. Passengers Air Tranport Increased in Bolivia by 13 Percent 21 de agosto de 2017, 12:07La Paz, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Air passenger traffic in Bolivia increased 13 percent during the first quarter of 2017, compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) published on Monday. China Hails Canadian Initiative Commemorating Nanjing Massacre Beijing, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated this Monday that the country favorably welcomes the legislative bill in the Canadian province of Ontario to designate December 13 as the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Day. Japan Undertakes Final Work Stage in Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Plant Tokyo, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese authorities will undertake on Tuesday the final phase for the construction of an underground ice wall around the Fukushima No.1 nuclear-powered plant to prevent water pollution with radioactive substances. Latin America and the Caribbean to Enjoy Partial Solar Eclipse Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The solar eclipse that triggers great expectations today in the United States, will also be partially visible in the Caribbean and Latin America, according to specialized reports. China Deems as Irresponsible U.S. Trade Probe Beijing, Aug 21(Prensa Latina) China described today as irresponsible the trade probe started by the United States and assured that its Ministry of Trade will take the adequate measures to defend its legal interests. South Sudan Promises to Protect Aid Workers From Attacks Juba, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) South Sudanese authorities reaffirmed their commitment to protect humanitarian workers, after the UN reported an increase in attacks against those aid workers. WHO Supports Epidemics Prevention After Floods in Sierra Leone Geneva, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced today its support for Sierra Leone to prevent an increase in infectious diseases caused by floods and mudslides, killing some 500 people. Colombia's New Peace Commissioner Sets Priorities Bogota, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Colombian government''s new High Commissioner for Peace, Rodrigo Rivera, said that the priorities to continue the process in the country are the reintegration, implementation and reconciliation among the parties. 27 People Killed in Syria by US-Led Coalition Air Strikes Damascus, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) At least 27 civilians were killed in northern Syria by indiscriminate air strikes by the US-led international coalition, media reports said today. Spain's Terror Attack Death Toll Rises to 15 Madrid, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The death toll from the terrorist attacks occurred on Thursday in Barcelona and Cambrils, in the northeastern autonomous community of Catalonia, has risen to 15, Spanish authorities said. Venezuelan Ex Attorney General Flees to Colombia Caracas, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Arturo Vilar, one of the accompanying persons of former Attorney General Luisa Ortega in his flight to Colombia, was a member of the long-standing DISIP,which was a represive secuerity service, responsible for a great deal of political crimes in Venezuela, as reported by a media today. Film Festival Sanfic in Chile Opens Santiago de Chile, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The first impact was the opening of the audiovisual exhibition of Yoko Ono who maintains her indisoluble link with John Lennon in the Sanfic Film Festival in this capital. The now or never of the electoral campaign in Angola Luanda, (Prensa Latina) The six political groups that will be contending in the general elections of the 23rd day in Angola are now entering the now or never moment to convince the electorate of the fairness and feasibility of their proposals. South African Court Grants Rhino Rancher Permission to Auction Horns Pretoria, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The world''s largest rhino breeder, South African John Hume, was authorized today by a South African Court to hold an online sale of 264 rhino horns. Barcelona's Van Attacker Name Revealed Madrid, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Catalon authorities have confirmed today that the 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub as the van driver who killed 15 people and wounded over a hundred in last week's attack in Barcelona. SADC Summit Ends with Plans to Strengthen Southern Africa Pretoria, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The 37th Summit of the SADC ended in this capital with the commitment to boost industrialization and infrastructure in the 15 member countries and give better life to the 230 million inhabitants of Southern Africa. Cuban Collaborators in Bolivia, Examples of Solidarity Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) With the satisfaction of the mission accomplished, the collaborators of the Cuban Medical Brigade are returning today to their daily activities after providing more than 21,000 free medical consultations during the Cochabamba Health Fair. Syrian, Lebanese Armies and Hizbulah Force Daesh to Fall Back Beirut, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese and Syrian Armies, as well as soldiers from the Islamic Resistance Movement in Lebanon, Hizbulah, have forced Islamic State (IS) or Daesh to fall back owing to military operations conducted this weekend, as reported by news sources today. Nicolas Maduro Calls World Summit of Solidarity with Venezuela Caracas, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro called a World Summit of Solidarity with the Venezuelan People to condemned the constants aggressions by the United States and the international right against democracy in his country. Exhibition in El Salvador Reviews Fidel Castro's Life San Salvador, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro never visited El Salvador, but his legacy is deeply rooted in this Central American nation, where a photographic exhibition reviews scenes in the life of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution. Some 11,000 Patients Treated in Two Days of Health Fair in Bolivia Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) About 11,000 free medical consults have been provided by Cuban collaborators and their Bolivian colleagues in the first two days of the Cochabamba Tropic Health Fair, which ends today. Cuba to Support Nicaragua for 11th Central American Games Managua, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua will receive support from Cuba to organize the 11th Central American Games, which this Central American country will host for the first time from December 3-17, official sources said on Sunday. Cuban Eastern Region Insists on Clean Energies Havana, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban authorities have reported a gradual increase in the use of clean energy in the eastern region, including new photovoltaic solar farms in Guantanamo province. Syrians Send Condolences for Death of Cuban Journalists' Leader Damascus, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Journalists'' Union in this capital, made up of more than 2,000 professionals, today conveyed to Cuban authorities and their peers'' guild their sorrow for the recent death of the president of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), Antonio Molto Martorell. Hundreds of People Are Still Missing Due to Landslide in Sierra Leone Freetown, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people are still missing today in Sierra Leona after severe floods and landslides on Monday near this capital, which provoked more than 460 deaths. Bolivia Launches Truth Commission La Paz, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will take an oath to the five members of the Truth Commission that will research crimes committed by military dictatorships from 1964 to 1982. A Warning on Saharan Dust in Cuba Havana, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban researcher of the Forecasting Center at the Meteorology Institute, Eugenio Mojena, warned here about the presence in current summer season of dusty clouds generated by Saharan desert storms, reported today Granma journal. Venezuelan Opposition Lopez's Attorney Involved in Extortion Network 19 de agosto de 2017, 11:38Caracas, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Attorney Jose Parra, who defended Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on several occasions to the court, is closely involved in extortion network operating in the Attorney General''s Office, as reported today by the press. Almost 930 deaths in India due to Swine Fever in 2017 New Delhi, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Swine fever has caused 929 deaths so far, and 18,225 affected cases during this time, reported official media today. Spain Maintains Security Alert Level after Terror Attacks Madrid, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish government has decided today to maintain its anti-terrorism alert level at 4 following Catalonia terror attacks, but to reinforce security measures at the same time in tourist areas and infrastructures, as announced by the Interior Ministry. Increase in Angolan Oil Production Expected Luanda, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Angolan petroleum production could increase to 1.861 million barrels per day in 2018, with the opening of several projects in the sector, as foreign company studies forecast today. Bolivia, Pumping Heart of Hydrocarbons in South America 19 de agosto de 2017, 00:38Por Claudia DupeirónLa Paz (Prensa Latina) Bolivia consolidated its position as a hydrocarbons power in South America by signing export agreements with several countries in the region such as Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay during the 7th YPFB INTERNATIONAL OIL & GAS CONGRESS 2017. Author of Attack in the City of Barcelona Would Have Died 18 de agosto de 2017, 18:12Madrid, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The main suspect in the terrorist attack the day before in the Spanish city of Barcelona would have been one of the five individuals killed hours later by the police in Cambrils, several press media assured here Friday. Mass Resignation by US Presidential Arts Committee 18 de agosto de 2017, 17:32Washington, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The members of the US President''s Committee on the Arts and Humanities massively resigned today from their posts to protest the comments by President Donald Trump following the violent attack in the city of Charlottesville. Record of Speed from Havana to Key West Established 18 de agosto de 2017, 17:17Key West, US, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) US speedboat pilots Nigel Hook and Jay Johnson established a new speed record between Havana and Key West with 2 hours, 6 minutes and 13 seconds, in a trip to return to this US town from Cuba. US: Main Strategist for Trump Goes out of White House 18 de agosto de 2017, 16:34Washington, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The US White House announced the removal of the main strategist for President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, after the calls against the presence of Bannon in the administration. Guatemala Insists on Taking Border Limit Differend to ICJ 18 de agosto de 2017, 15:26Guatemala, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales insisted Friday on his intention to take the island, territorial and sea differend with Belize to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Attack with a Knife Leaves Two Dead and Several Wounded 18 de agosto de 2017, 15:24Helsinki, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) An armed individual with a knife, attacked several people in a centrical place in the Finnish city of Turku, southwest of Finland, with at least two dead, and six wounded people, the local police reported here Friday. Police Thinks That Spain Terror Attacks Included Explossives Madrid, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The perpetrators of the terrorist attacks in the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Cambrils have long been preparing a major attack using explosives, the Catalan police revealed on Thursday. Evo Morales Appreciates Cuban Medical Support at Health Fair Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales thanked Cuban doctors participating with Bolivian colleagues at the Cochabamba Tropic Health Fair, where they will offer consultations in 22 specialties for three days. US Forces on Alert, Says Trump Washington, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A day after the terrorist attacks in the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Cambrills, US President Donald Trump said today that his country''s security forces are on alert and watch over any problems. Obi-Wan Kenobi Film Set to Join Star Wars Universe Los Ángeles, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) A standalone adventure focused on the character played by Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor is in the works, with Stephen Daldry in talks to direct Grenade Attacks on Bars in Burundi Capital Kill 3, Injured 27 Bujumbura, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Grenade attacks on two bars killed at least three people and wounded 27 others in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, police and hospital sources said on Friday. Syrian Army Retakes Seven Villages in Hama Province Damascus, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units have advanced about 15 kms east of central Hama province, allowing the liberation of seven villages hitherto occupied by the Islamic State (IS) or DAESH, military sources said.