Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuban Vice President Arrived in Bolivian City of Santa Cruz http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13440&SEO=cuban-vice-president-arrived-in-bolivian-city-of-santa-cruz 27 de mayo de 2017, 11:39Santa Cruz, Bolivia, May 27 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel has arrived in this city as part of an official visit to Bolivia, where he will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara´s death in combat. FELAP, 41 Years Without Losing its Historical Principles http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13429&SEO=felap-41-years-without-losing-its-historical-principles By Maylin Vidal Perez Esquivel Calls for Resistance in 12th Felap Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13418&SEO=perez-esquivel-calls-for-resistance-in-12th-felap-congress 26 de mayo de 2017, 17:50Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Peace prizewinner from Argentina Adolfo Perez Esquivel urged today all specialists attending the 12th Congress of the Latin American Federation of Journalists (Felap) not to lose capacity for resistance to continue the struggle. Cuban, Bolivian Govts. Strengthen Ties of Brotherhood http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13412&SEO=cuban-bolivian-govts.-strengthen-ties-of-brotherhood 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:39La Paz, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and Cuba''s First Vice-President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, agreed today to strengthen ties between the two countries to face the right-wing attack in Latin America. Cuban Ambassador to Caracas Highlights Fidel Castro's Historic Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13411&SEO=cuban-ambassador-to-caracas-highlights-fidel-castros-historic-legacy 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:37Caracas, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro continues giving us energy for the upcoming battles, stated today the Cuban ambassador to Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, at the opening of the 4th International Congress of African, American and Caribbean Winsdom. Cuba and Bolivia Reiterate Willingness to Increase Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13408&SEO=cuba-and-bolivia-reiterate-willingness-to-increase-cooperation 26 de mayo de 2017, 16:26La Paz, May 26 (Prensa Latina) First Deputy President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated today his country´s willingness to increase economic and business collaboration with Bolivia, following a meeting with his Bolivian counterpart Alvaro Garcia Linera. Moving Tribute to Fidel Castro in FELAP Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13407&SEO=moving-tribute-to-fidel-castro-in-felap-congress 26 de mayo de 2017, 15:58Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Applause and cheers for the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, during the opening ceremony of the 12th Congress of the Federation of Latin American Journalists (FELAP), with the attendance of delegates from all over the region. Peace Agreement Favors Colombia Economic Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13399&SEO=peace-agreement-favors-colombia-economic-situation Bogota, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The peace agreement between the government and the FARC-EP, which ended the long internal conflict, will favor Colombia''s economic growth by 2.2 percent, confirmed OECD in a report highlighted today by the National media. Pablo Zabaleta Signs for West Ham After Leaving Manchester City http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13398&SEO=pablo-zabaleta-signs-for-west-ham-after-leaving-manchester-city London,May 26 (Prensa Latina)Pablo Zabaleta signs for West Ham after leaving Manchester City. AFA Reach Agreement with Sevilla Over Jorge Sampaoli http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13395&SEO=afa-reach-agreement-with-sevilla-over-jorge-sampaoli Buenos Aires, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentina''s Football Association has agreed to pay Jorge SAMPAOLI''S release clause, reaching an agreement that will allow the Sevilla coach to take over as the national team coach of his homeland. Chile: The Truth About Pablo Neruda's Death Is Near http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13392&SEO=chile-the-truth-about-pablo-nerudas-death-is-near Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, May 26 (Prensa Latina) The truth about the cause of death of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda seems to be imminent, after international scientific tests were made, an idea that seduces the family of the Nobel Literature Prize winner. Former President Rafael Correa Condition Improving http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13390&SEO=former-president-rafael-correa-condition-improving Quito, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Former president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, hospitalized in this capital due to pneumonia'', has shown a favorable evolution, according to reports from the medical team in charge of him. Venezuela Denounces Use of Children in Violent Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13385&SEO=venezuela-denounces-use-of-children-in-violent-protests Caracas, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela denounced at the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF), the use of children and adolescents in the actions of hatred and violence carried out by extreme right-wing opposition groups for more than 50 days. Cuban Singer Liuba Maria Hevia To Perform Vidas Paralelas in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13377&SEO=cuban-singer-liuba-maria-hevia-to-perform-vidas-paralelas-in-colombia Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer-songwriter Liuba María Hevia will offer a concert in the Colombian city of Medellín on June 2, in which she will play several songs from her album Vidas paralelas, she confirmed today through social networks. Cuban First Deputy President Reiterates Friendship with Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13375&SEO=cuban-first-deputy-president-reiterates-friendship-with-bolivia La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) First deputy president of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel reiterated here today the willingness of his country to keep working in various key sectors of the process of changes in Bolivia, as a sign of friendship and fraternity amid the two nations. Cuba Confirms its Fraternity with Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13370&SEO=cuba-confirms-its-fraternity-with-ecuador Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Following the Cuban official visit to Ecuador, described as emotional, the Cuba´s first vice president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has confirmed that both nations are joined by ties of friendship and brotherhood. Cuban Vice President Díaz Canel Highlights Altruism of Cuban Doctors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13366&SEO=cuban-vice-president-diaz-canel-highlights-altruism-of-cuban-doctors Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz Canel, highlighted the altruism of the Cuban health personnel today, especially those who bring science to other peoples of the world, such as Ecuador. Chile Imposes Anti-terror Law in the South http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13365&SEO=chile-imposes-anti-terror-law-in-the-south Santiago de Chile, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Public Ministry decided today to impose the Anti-Terror Law in the southern region of La Araucanía following incendiary attacks occurred in past few hours. Hooded men shot drivers of two trucks and set fire to five other vehicles in the municipalities of Ercilla and Victoria, some 580 kilometers south of Santiago, according to police reports. Over 400 People Arrested in the Venezuelan state of Anzoategui http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13364&SEO=over-400-people-arrested-in-the-venezuelan-state-of-anzoategui Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Strategic Integral Defense Region (REDI), Sergio Rivero, has today confirmed that over 400 people linked to violent acts were arrested from April 19 to date in the northern part of the Anzoategui. Paraguay Expresses Interest in Urea and Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13362&SEO=paraguay-expresses-interest-in-urea-and-bolivian-gas La Paz, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Sánchez stated today that authorities in Paraguay are interested in buying urea from the Andean-Amazonian nation and increasing volumes of commercialization of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Peru Highlights Cuban Commitment to Peace and Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13355&SEO=peru-highlights-cuban-commitment-to-peace-and-disarmament Lima, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ambassador in Peru, Sergio González, confirmed that his country has been, is now and will always be a peace advocate, commenting on an international seminar for the abolition of military bases. Cuban Computer Experts Contribute to Economic and Social Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13351&SEO=cuban-computer-experts-contribute-to-economic-and-social-development Matanzas, Cuba, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Information Technology Union (UIC), Ailyn Febles, said today that the main challenge of this civil society organization is to contribute to the economic and social development of the country. Business Fair Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13338&SEO=business-fair-ends-in-cuba Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The IV Business Fair ends today after intense days of exchange between the country''s economic actors to facilitate the management of Cuban companies. Paraguayan Peasants Repudiate Presidential Veto on Expropriation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13333&SEO=paraguayan-peasants-repudiate-presidential-veto-on-expropriation Asunción, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The National Peasant Federation (FNC) of Paraguay repudiated the veto of President Horacio Cartes on the expropriation of farms of Guahory colony, Department of Caaguazú, in favor of farm workers. Call in Venezuela to Counter Media Campaigns with the Truth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13332&SEO=call-in-venezuela-to-counter-media-campaigns-with-the-truth Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The deputy minister for International Communication, William Castillo, called today to deploy a global campaign to explain the reality of Venezuela and counter the systematic attacks and criminalization of this South American nation. Venezuelan Justice to Protect Eight Municipalities from Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13322&SEO=venezuelan-justice-to-protect-eight-municipalities-from-violence Caracas, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Court of Venezuela''s Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has issued some protection measures for the inhabitants of eight municipalities hit by violent actions of the extreme right opposition in the states of Miranda and Merida. Colombian Caribbean Regions on Alert due to Magdalena's Overflow http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13320&SEO=colombian-caribbean-regions-on-alert-due-to-magdalenas-overflow Bogota, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Zones of the Colombian Caribbean are on the alert due to the unusual overflow of the Magdalena River, which flows into that region after running through most of the country, the newspaper El Tiempo reports. Former Ecuador's President Rafael Correa Hospitalized with Pneumonia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13319&SEO=former-ecuadors-president-rafael-correa-hospitalized-with-pneumonia Quito, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is today at the ‘Carlos Andrade Marin'' Hospital, of the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute, where he will remain until he gets better of pneumonia diagnosed by specialists from that institution. Venezuela: An Analysis of the Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13312&SEO=venezuela-an-analysis-of-the-aggression Por Luis Beaton*Caracas (Prensa Latina) Due to many reasons, Venezuela is today the focus of analysts, fortunetellers and a wide range of speakers and writers who brag about knowing what is going on in this country, some of them are paid from the north, hundreds kilometers from here, and others live the everyday reality of a convulsed country. Marches in Bolivian Cities Demanding Release of Detainees in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13308&SEO=marches-in-bolivian-cities-demanding-release-of-detainees-in-chile La Paz, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Bolivians marched today from the city of El Alto to the historic center of La Paz to demand the release of the nine compatriots unjustly detained in Chile since March 19. Police Dispersed Anti-Temer Demonstration With Bombs and Gases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13306&SEO=police-dispersed-anti-temer-demonstration-with-bombs-and-gases Brasilia, May 24 (Prensa Latina) With bombings, tear gas and rubber bullets, the Brazilian Military Police is trying to disperse thousands of demonstrators gathered here in the esplanade of the Ministries to demand the departure of President Michel Temer. Cristina Fernandez Dedicates Emotional Words for Correa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13303&SEO=cristina-fernandez-dedicates-emotional-words-for-correa Buenos Aires, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean former president Cristina Fernandez dedicated emotional words to Rafael Correa, who ended his presidential mandate in Ecuador Wednesday. Jorge Glas Receives Vice-Presidency of Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13295&SEO=jorge-glas-receives-vice-presidency-of-ecuador Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Engineer Jorge Glas Espinel received today the vice presidency of the Republic of Ecuador, in an event held in the main building of the National Assembly. Lenin Moreno Swears-in as Ecuador President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13294&SEO=lenin-moreno-swears-in-as-ecuador-president Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno was inaugurated today as the new president of Ecuador in a solemn ceremony held in the National Assembly (parliament), before some Latin American presidents and guests. Cuban First Vice President Honors Ecuadorian Founding Father http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13293&SEO=cuban-first-vice-president-honors-ecuadorian-founding-father Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, placed here today a wreath before the monument to Eloy Alfaro, Founding Father of the liberal revolution in Ecuador. Heberprot-p, Reaches Slovakia, First Stop in the European Union http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13284&SEO=heberprot-p-reaches-slovakia-first-stop-in-the-european-union Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of Cuban doctors arrived in Slovakia to bring advisory in the application of Heberprot-p, the only drug in the world for the treatment of diabetic foot, reported today CubaMinrex foreign Ministry''s website. Barcelona Football Player Leo Messi Loses Appeal in Tax Fraud Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13281&SEO=barcelona-football-player-leo-messi-loses-appeal-in-tax-fraud-trial Madrid, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s Supreme Court today One Hundred Years of Solitude Is Reborn in China After 50 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13280&SEO=one-hundred-years-of-solitude-is-reborn-in-china-after-50-years Beijing, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The legendary novel by Colombian Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, came to life today in the Chinese capital 50 years after its publication. Oil Producers Discuss Cuts in Supplies http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13278&SEO=oil-producers-discuss-cuts-in-supplies Vienna, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Producers inside and outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are holding meetings prior to an official meeting to discuss the extension of the agreement to reduce oil extraction. Cuba Supports Citizen's Revolution in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13272&SEO=cuba-supports-citizens-revolution-in-ecuador Quito, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba, María Augusta Calles, today classified as a support to the Citizen''s Revolution the visit to Ecuador of the first vice-president of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. Venezuela to Continue Marches to Support Constitutional Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13270&SEO=venezuela-to-continue-marches-to-support-constitutional-process Caracas, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice-President in charge of the economy, Ramón Lobo, said today that the people of the South American nation will continue to mobilize to support and accompany the constitutional process summoned by President Nicolás Maduro. Chile's Frente Amplio Wants to Build Dialogue with Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13268&SEO=chiles-frente-amplio-wants-to-build-dialogue-with-citizens Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Founded less than a year ago, but with a surprising popularity, Frente Amplio (Broad Front) wants to build a bridge of dialogue with citizens and to introduce itself as an alternative in November''s presidential election. Regional Elections in Venezuela Slated for December 10 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13258&SEO=regional-elections-in-venezuela-slated-for-december-10 Caracas, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s National Electoral Council (NEC) has reportedly slated for December 10 elections for governors and regional legislative councils. Cuba to Discuss Education for Senior Citizens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13255&SEO=cuba-to-discuss-education-for-senior-citizens 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:08Havana, May 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban academicians will debate in this capital on education for the elderly in the context of an event that will be held in this capital until May 26th. Countdown to the 37th International Festival of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13254&SEO=countdown-to-the-37th-international-festival-of-the-caribbean 24 de mayo de 2017, 00:05Santiago de Cuba, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The 37th edition of the International Festival of the Caribbean began its countdown after the constitution of the Organizing Committee, which will be in charge of setting up the event starting next July. Majority in Ecuador Describes President Correa's Management as Good http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13253&SEO=majority-in-ecuador-describes-president-correas-management-as-good 23 de mayo de 2017, 17:47Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The 62.50 percent of the Ecuadorian population described today the 10-year presidential term of Rafael Correa as positive, a day before president elect Lenin Moreno assumes the presidency. Ecuadorian President-elect Announces Members of his Cabinet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13250&SEO=ecuadorian-president-elect-announces-members-of-his-cabinet 23 de mayo de 2017, 16:48Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno has today announced on Twitter the names and positions of those officials who will form the executive committee from tomorrow, when he takes on as head of state of Ecuador. Venezuelan People Responsible for Protecting Bolivarian Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13245&SEO=venezuelan-people-responsible-for-protecting-bolivarian-revolution 23 de mayo de 2017, 15:53Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The first Vice-President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, has today said that people must protect the Bolivarian Revolution to guarantee respect for all Venezuelans´ rights. Cuban 1st Vice President Arrives in Ecuador for Moreno's Inauguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13237&SEO=cuban-1st-vice-president-arrives-in-ecuador-for-morenos-inauguration 23 de mayo de 2017, 14:41Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Miguel Diaz-Canel, First Vice President of the Cuban Councils of State and Ministers, arrived here Tuesday to participate in the Presidential Inauguration of Ecuador''s President-Elect Lenin Moreno Wednesday. Diaz-Canel Presides Over Cuba Delegation to Lenin Moreno Inaguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13229&SEO=diaz-canel-presides-over-cuba-delegation-to-lenin-moreno-inaguration Havana, May 23 (Prensa Latina) First Cuban Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel heads the island''s delegation that will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno on May 24, Granma newspaper reported today. Lawyer Calls for Citizens Coalition to Support Colombian Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13226&SEO=lawyer-calls-for-citizens-coalition-to-support-colombian-peace Bogota, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle has called on citizens today to defend the peace accords after expressing his concern about the future of the implementation process of the agreement with the FARC-EP. Brazilian Scholar Warns That Temer's Permanence Worsens Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13220&SEO=brazilian-scholar-warns-that-temers-permanence-worsens-corruption Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Temer''s permanence is a factor that it may worsen corruption in Congress, of which it is a hostage, according to Roberto Romano, a scholar from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). Brazil Arrests Another Adviser, Temer Situation Complicated http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13218&SEO=brazil-arrests-another-adviser-temer-situation-complicated Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer''s political situation continued to be complicated today when the Federal Police arrested another of his special advisers, former governor of Brasilia, Tadeu Filippelli, who was involved in a scandal of public funds diversion. New Exchange Rate of Complementary Currencies in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13217&SEO=new-exchange-rate-of-complementary-currencies-in-venezuela Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The new phase of the exchange rate of Complementary Currencies (DICOM) will enter into force today, announced by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, last May 17. Colombia, a Country with Most Internally Displaced People Worldwide http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13216&SEO=colombia-a-country-with-most-internally-displaced-people-worldwide Bogota, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombia is the country with the largest population of internal displaced people worldwide, according to a report published here by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) in conjunction with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Violent Groups Vandalize Public Institutions in Barinas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13210&SEO=violent-groups-vandalize-public-institutions-in-barinas Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) Terrorist groups linked to the ultra-right opposition sectors in Venezuela have vandalized the headquarters of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in Barinas, in addition to generating fires and destruction in other public institutions. Brazilian Bar Association Calls for Michel Temer's Impeachment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13205&SEO=brazilian-bar-association-calls-for-michel-temers-impeachment Brasilia, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Brazil´s Bar Association (OAB), Claudio Lamachia, has announced that such an organization will hand over the Chamber of Deputies an impeachment request against Brazilian President, Michel Temer. Lenin Moreno to Present Cabinet During his Presidential Inauguration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13204&SEO=lenin-moreno-to-present-cabinet-during-his-presidential-inauguration Quito, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The cabinet that will accompany the elected Ecuadorian leader, Lenin Moreno, will be known Wednesday, the day of the presidential inauguration attended by more than 14 heads of state and government and some international personalities. Cuban Foreign Minister Talks with Paraguayan formel President Lugo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13202&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-talks-with-paraguayan-formel-president-lugo Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, received today the formel president and Paraguayan senator Fernando Lugo, who visits Cuba as part of a Paraguayan parliamentary delegation. 9,000 Community Works Opened by Bolivia Changes, Evo Delivers Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13201&SEO=9000-community-works-opened-by-bolivia-changes-evo-delivers-program La Paz, May 22 (Prensa Latina) About 9,000 community projects have been opened in Bolivia during the last 10 years, Bolivian President Evo Morales has today said upon opening a teaching institution at El Chaco community, in the municipality of Sucre. NCA to Create Important Bridges to Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13194&SEO=nca-to-create-important-bridges-to-dialogue-in-venezuela Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The presidential commission for the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) has created important bridges to dialogue with several sectors in Venezuela, according to Elias Jaua, who is leading the efforts for a peace process in Venezuela. Evo Warns OAS Secretary-General to Take a Closer Look to Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13191&SEO=evo-warns-oas-secretary-general-to-take-a-closer-look-to-brazil La Paz, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has today questioned Luis Almagro, OAS Secretary-General, for obsessing with Venezuela and not taking a closer look to Brazil, which is wrapped up in a crisis over corruption allegations against Brazilian President Michel Temer. Colombian Guerrilla to Celebrate 53 Years of Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13185&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-to-celebrate-53-years-of-peace-talks Bogota, May 22 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP leader Timoleón Jiménez announced today that the Colombian guerrilla will celebrate the 53 years of its foundation with a talk about the peace process in one of the places where it is concentrated to disarm itself. Emblematic Cuban Rumba Group Los Muñequitos Celebrates 65 Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13184&SEO=emblematic-cuban-rumba-group-los-munequitos-celebrates-65-years Matanzas, Cuba, May 22 (Prensa Latina) With 65 years and equal number of presentations in Cuban cities, the famous rumba group Los Muñequitos de Matanzas celebrates its six and a half decades of life, Rafael Somavilla Provincial Center of Music (CPMRS) informed today. José Martí Garden, is a Heart Beat of Cuba in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13176&SEO=jose-marti-garden-is-a-heart-beat-of-cuba-in-colombia Bogotá, May 22 (Prensa Latina) José Martí Garden, which today hosts some 300 children from a Bogota neighborhood, brought together educators, parents, and children who remembered the legacy of the writer and patriot distinguished as Cuba''s National Hero. The Elders Ask Italy to Endorse Climate Accord at G-7 Summit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13171&SEO=the-elders-ask-italy-to-endorse-climate-accord-at-g-7-summit United Nations, May 22 (Prensa Latina) Experienced politicians from the so called The Elders group has urged today the Italian government to promote solidarity and commitment of the G-7 with the fight against climate change. Accounting Focuses on International Forum in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13167&SEO=accounting-focuses-on-international-forum-in-cuba Havana, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Meeting on Accounting, Auditing and Finance begins today at the Conference Center in Havana with the participation of about 400 experts, to share the best experiences in this area. New Block of Leftist Organizations Presented in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13163&SEO=new-block-of-leftist-organizations-presented-in-peru Lima, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The birth of a new leftist bloc, named Juntos por el Peru (Together for Peru), was confirmed today by its members, including the two communist parties and other progressive groups that intend to compete united in the electoral field. USA Finances Destabilizing Campaigns in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13155&SEO=usa-finances-destabilizing-campaigns-in-venezuela Por By Miguel Fernández MartínezCaracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) A group of influential right-wing politicians and artists in Venezuela are involved in programs funded by the United States government to stimulate violent actions aimed at overthrowing the Bolivarian government. Venezuelan Government Warns about Fascist Trend http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13154&SEO=venezuelan-government-warns-about-fascist-trend Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government have warned today that right-wing groups are trying to impose a Nazi-fascist trend in the country, according to their actions in recent weeks. Uribe´s Apology Worse than his Offense, Says Colombia Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13136&SEO=uribeas-apology-worse-than-his-offense-says-colombia-senator Bogota, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Ivan Cepeda, Senator from the Polo Democratico Alternativo party, said today that the apology issued by Colombian former President Alvaro Uribe is worse than his offense. Temer Adds Another Accusation: Buying MPs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13131&SEO=temer-adds-another-accusation-buying-mps Brasilia, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Today, Brazilian President Michel Temer is buying up representatives in the Federal Chamber to approve their reforms, Alagoas lawmaker Givaldo Carimbao of the Humanist Solidarity Party (PHS) denounced. Venezuela Denounces Terrorist Violence at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13125&SEO=venezuela-denounces-terrorist-violence-at-un Geneva, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, denounced the violent and terrorist actions promoted in his country by fascist sectors that seek to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution, diplomatic sources said today. Argentine Court Denies 2x1 Benefit to another Convict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13124&SEO=argentine-court-denies-2x1-benefit-to-another-convict Buenos Aires, May 20 (Prensa Latina) The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo thanked the Federal Court of Justice for its decision to deny the benefit of the so-called 2x1 law to a convict of kidnapping, disappearance, and torture. Caricom Ratifies Support for Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13122&SEO=caricom-ratifies-support-for-venezuela 19 de mayo de 2017, 15:28Bridgetown, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Community of the Caribbean (Caricom) said that no pressure would make it withdraw the support for Venezuela, given the crisis triggered by the extreme right-wing, said today the website Caribbean 360. Venezuela Helps Rebuild in Cuba Houses Destroyed by Hurricane Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13113&SEO=venezuela-helps-rebuild-in-cuba-houses-destroyed-by-hurricane-matthew Maisi, Cuba May 19 (Prensa Latina) With the collaboration of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, about 200 more homes have been recovered in this Cuban eastern most territory that was hardly hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Colombian Teachers' Guild Denounces Attack Against its Headquarters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13112&SEO=colombian-teachers-guild-denounces-attack-against-its-headquarters Bogotá, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Educators Federation (FECODE), amidst the teachers'' stoppage that started 8 days ago, denounced today an aggression with an explosive device in front of its headquarters located in this capital. Caribbean Nations Stand By Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13111&SEO=caribbean-nations-stand-by-venezuela Bridgetown, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community Sampaoli, Argentina's New Coach http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13107&SEO=sampaoli-argentinas-new-coach Madrid, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean soccer trainer Jorge Sampaoli announced today he will stop directing the Seville club, of the Spanish Soccer League, to become the DT of the Argentinean selection. Jose Martí is Still Present More Than a Century After His Death http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13105&SEO=jose-marti-is-still-present-more-than-a-century-after-his-death Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several generations will pay tribute today in all the Cuban territory to the National Hero Jose Marti, fallen in combat 122 years ago, but with a permanent presence in the political ideology and ethical action of this Caribbean nation. Gas Accumulation Causes Explosions in Cartagena, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13103&SEO=gas-accumulation-causes-explosions-in-cartagena-colombia Bogota, May 19 (Prensa Latina) An inspection to the shipyards of Citemar and Astivick in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, where a triple explosion occurred two days ago killing seven people, said that the gas accumulation could be the cause of the incident. Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru Promote Stronger Ties with Vietnam http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13100&SEO=chile-colombia-mexico-and-peru-promote-stronger-ties-with-vietnam Hanoi, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru are intending to give a new impetus to their relationships with Vietnam through a series of activities next week that will facilitate greater knowledge of their economies, including trade and other areas. Venezuela Remains Firm in Fight against Economic Warfare http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13096&SEO=venezuela-remains-firm-in-fight-against-economic-warfare Por Luis BeatonCaracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is strongly facing an economic warfare sponsored by foreign powers with complicity with the domestic right-wing opposition, which is striving to overthrow the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelan Customs Confiscates Items for Violent Groups http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13095&SEO=venezuelan-customs-confiscates-items-for-violent-groups Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The Superintendent of the National Integrated Tax and Customs Administration (SENIAT), José David Cabello, confirmed the retention of equipment from abroad, intended for violent protests organized by ultra-right parties. Temer Clings to Mandate with Expiration Date http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13094&SEO=temer-clings-to-mandate-with-expiration-date Brasilia, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer, haunted by the biggest political scandal that has shaken Brazil, is clinging to a mandate that experts here consider is closed to its expiration date: June 6. Venezuelan FM Rejects US Sanctions against Judges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13091&SEO=venezuelan-fm-rejects-us-sanctions-against-judges Caracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has denounced the unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department against eight judges of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of this South American nation. Cuba Sets Out Its Experience in Drug Policies at CELAC-EU Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13085&SEO=cuba-sets-out-its-experience-in-drug-policies-at-celac-eu-meeting Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Claudio Ramos, director of the Cuban Ministry of Justice´s International Relations, has today set out the nation''s experiences in drug policy at the High-Level Meeting of CELAC-EU Coordination and Cooperation Mechanism. Lava Jato Ex-Rapporteur´s Son Calls for Temer´s Impeachment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13084&SEO=lava-jato-ex-rapporteuras-son-calls-for-temeras-impeachment Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Francisco Zavascki, son of the anti-corruption Lava Jato operation ex-rapporteur Teori Zavascki, has today called for Brazilian President Michel Temer´s impeachment and also said that his father could have been assassinated. Venezuela and Russia to Strengthen Strategic Ties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13082&SEO=venezuela-and-russia-to-strengthen-strategic-ties Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have today held a telephone conversation in which they agreed to strengthen the strategic relationship between both nations. Brazil Supreme Court Authorizes Investigation into Michel Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13079&SEO=brazil-supreme-court-authorizes-investigation-into-michel-temer Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Edson Fachin decided today to investigate Brazilian President Michel Temer for attempting to obstruct justice by endorsing the payment for the silence of former leader of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha. CELAC-EU Meeting on Drugs was Inaugurated in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13076&SEO=celac-eu-meeting-on-drugs-was-inaugurated-in-argentina Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentine Deputy Foreign Minister Pedro Villagra ratified today his country''s fight against drug trafficking by leaving open the sessions of the 19th High Level Meeting of the Coordination Mechanism and cooperation between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, in Spanish) and the European Union On drugs. Evo Morales Greets Freed Puerto Rican Independence Activist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13067&SEO=evo-morales-greets-freed-puerto-rican-independence-activist La Paz, May 18 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has welcomed today the release of Puerto Rican independence activist, Oscar Lopez Rivera, after spending nearly 36 years at a U.S. prison. Colombian Paramilitary Groups Plot Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13066&SEO=colombian-paramilitary-groups-plot-against-venezuela Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The arrests of six Colombian paramilitary elements during vandalistic acts perpetrated by the right-wing opposition on Tuesday in the state of Tachira confirms denunciations of the participation of these groups in the aggression against the Venezuelan people. Cuban Recreational Sailing Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13064&SEO=cuban-recreational-sailing-increases Havana, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The celebration this week of the 25th anniversary of the International Yacht Club Ernest Hemingway of Cuba, besides being a novelty, represents an additional support to the growing spiral of the island''s tourism. Talks on Teachers' Strike Resumed in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13061&SEO=talks-on-teachers-strike-resumed-in-colombia Bogota, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The talks between the teachers'' union and the Ministry of Education of Colombia will be resumed today in an effort to seek a solution to the one-week-long strike. Brazilian PSDB Leader, Aécio Neves, Loses Mandate as Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13059&SEO=brazilian-psdb-leader-aecio-neves-loses-mandate-as-senator Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) and former presidential candidate defeated in 2014, Aécio Neves, was deprived today of his mandate as a federal senator and could go to prison for obstruction of justice. Venezuela's Opposition Was Accused of Promoting an Armed Insurgency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13056&SEO=venezuelas-opposition-was-accused-of-promoting-an-armed-insurgency Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Secretary of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Eduardo Piñate, accused today extremist sectors of the Democratic Unity Roundtable of promoting an armed insurgency in the South American nation. Coup by the Corrupt Crumbles in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13055&SEO=coup-by-the-corrupt-crumbles-in-brazil Brasilia, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The possibility that President Michel Temer goes to prison for obstructing justice is perceived here today as a clear sign of the collapse of the parliamentary-judicial coup d''état perpetrated by a gang of corrupt politicians against Dilma Rousseff. Demonstration of Support for Venezuela in South Africa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13051&SEO=demonstration-of-support-for-venezuela-in-south-africa Pretoria, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Affiliates of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) as well as the Communist Party, have called for a demonstration of support for Venezuela in Pretoria. Russia Rejects Interference in Venezuela's Internal Affairs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13050&SEO=russia-rejects-interference-in-venezuelas-internal-affairs Moscow, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Russia has reiterated today its rejection of foreign interference in Venezuela''s internal affairs and called for a national dialogue in that country with full respect for the Constitution and among all political forces. Venezuela Denounces Paramilitary Attacks in Tachira http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13048&SEO=venezuela-denounces-paramilitary-attacks-in-tachira Caracas, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) of Venezuela have condemned in a communiqué the attacks on military and police installations by paramilitary groups in the state of Tachira, near the border with Colombia. Cuba, Suriname to Discuss Issues on Child Protection http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13041&SEO=cuba-suriname-to-discuss-issues-on-child-protection Paramaribo, May 18 (Prensa Latina) Suriname and Cuba will exchange experiences to solve the problems of comprehensive protection of children and adolescents, diplomatic sources in the island reported today. Positive Result by Cuba at 2017 Buenos Aires Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13036&SEO=positive-result-by-cuba-at-2017-buenos-aires-book-fair Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The book ''The Golden Age,'' by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, was one of the most sought after books by Argentinian readers that stopped by the stand from the island nation at the Buenos Aires literary fair. Venezuelan Minister Announces Detention of Colombian Paramilitaries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13035&SEO=venezuelan-minister-announces-detention-of-colombian-paramilitaries Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol announced today the arrest of six Colombian paramilitaries who participated in the vandal acts perpetrated on the eve of extremist factions of the right in Táchira state. Bolivian Senate Passes Growing Subsidies for the Elderly http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13032&SEO=bolivian-senate-passes-growing-subsidies-for-the-elderly La Paz, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Senate has today passed a bill to increase the Dignity Income, a subsidy granted by local Government to the elderly. Venezuela Calls Spain for Stopping Attacks on Diplomatic Offices http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13029&SEO=venezuela-calls-spain-for-stopping-attacks-on-diplomatic-offices Madrid, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea, has today demanded the Spanish conservative government to crack down on the unusual step-up of attacks on its diplomatic offices and representatives registered in Spain. Bolivia Changed with Hydrocarbon Nationalization, Says President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13028&SEO=bolivia-changed-with-hydrocarbon-nationalization-says-president La Paz, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales asserted today that nationalizing hydrocarbons had changed for good the situation in Bolivia, putting the benefits of the sector in the interest of the people. UN Security Council Holds Venezuela Consultations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13021&SEO=un-security-council-holds-venezuela-consultations United Nations, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council holds today its first closed-door consultations on the situation in Venezuela, a meeting requested by the United States. Cuban Doctors Carry Love, Health to Ecuador Communities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13015&SEO=cuban-doctors-carry-love-health-to-ecuador-communities Ciego de Avila, Cuba, May 17 (Prensa Latina) A program to bring culture and well-being to the most remote communities in Ecuador develops Primary Health Care Technicians (TAPS) and members of the Cuban Medical Mission in that South American country. Ecuador FM Higlights Government Achievements in Foreign Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13012&SEO=ecuador-fm-higlights-government-achievements-in-foreign-policy Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian foreign minister, Guillaume Long highlighted the policies implemented by the national government in foreign policy that allow the country to show solid advances in relations and exchange with the rest of the world. Venezuela Celebrates Release of Puerto Rican Fighter Lopez Rivera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13010&SEO=venezuela-celebrates-release-of-puerto-rican-fighter-lopez-rivera Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has celebrated today the definitive release of leader Oscar Lopez Rivera, after 35 years in U.S prison for fighting for the independence in Puerto Rico. Street Pots and Protest in Argentina Due to Food Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13009&SEO=street-pots-and-protest-in-argentina-due-to-food-emergency Buenos Aires, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of Argentines belonging to the social platform Barrios de Pie are protesting today in this capital and in the so-called Buenos Aires conurbation in protest of the urgent declaration of the food emergency at the national level. Venezuelan People Support Constituent Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13007&SEO=venezuelan-people-support-constituent-process Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Venezuelans gathered today in Morelos Square, in this capital, to march to the Miraflores Palace (the seat of the government) and express their support for President Nicolas Maduro''s call for a National Constituent Assembly. Cuba for the Control of Patients with Arterial Hypertension http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13004&SEO=cuba-for-the-control-of-patients-with-arterial-hypertension Havana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health authorities work to control arterial hypertension (AHT), after several years of progress in identifying patients with this disease, which affects almost a third of the population. Colombian Gov't, ELN Resume Peace Talks in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13000&SEO=colombian-govt-eln-resume-peace-talks-in-ecuador Quito, May 17 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN), another important guerrilla movement in Colombia, are resuming peace talks today in Ecuador to end an armed conflict that has been going on for decades. Trade Unions Pressure Senators against Labor Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12997&SEO=trade-unions-pressure-senators-against-labor-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s most representative trade unions called collective visits to the cabinets of federal senators today to abort the debate on the questioned labor reform and establish a negotiation table. Venezuelan FM Accuses Opposition Activist of Favoring Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12988&SEO=venezuelan-fm-accuses-opposition-activist-of-favoring-interference Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez accused today the opposition activist Lilian Tintory of making a tour to promote interference by international organizations or foreign powers in the South American nation. UN Recognizes Colombian Government and FARC-EP Pledge to Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12986&SEO=un-recognizes-colombian-government-and-farc-ep-pledge-to-peace United Nations, May 16, (Prensa Latina)The UN Security Council has today acknowledged Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) pledge to peace, following an official visit to the South American nation to assess their compliance with the agreement aimed at stopping the internal conflict. Venezuela Supports Extension of Oil Cut http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12983&SEO=venezuela-supports-extension-of-oil-cut Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela expressed today its support for Russia and Saudi Arabia''s proposal to extend for nine months the agreement to which 24 countries committed seeking to reduce oil production by almost 1.8 million barrels a day. Attacks against Police in Venezuelan Tachira State http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12977&SEO=attacks-against-police-in-venezuelan-tachira-state Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Governor of the Venezuelan state of Tachira, Jose Gregorio Vielma, denounced today several attacks and acts of violence carried out against police authorities in that territory, and the perpetrators were supposed opposition activists. Morales Deplores OAS Silence on Killing of Mexican Journalist http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12978&SEO=morales-deplores-oas-silence-on-killing-of-mexican-journalist La Paz, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales deplored today the silence of Luis Almagro, Secretary of the Organization of American States (OAS), on the killing of Mexican journalist Javier Valdes. Ecuador's Soon-to-be President to Rule from Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12975&SEO=ecuadors-soon-to-be-president-to-rule-from-dialogue Quito, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorean President-elect Lenin Moreno, when receiving his credentials from the National Electoral Council (CNE), said that he considered himself as the president of all and will be the president of the dialogue. Rafael Correa Welcomes Colombian Peace Teams, ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12969&SEO=rafael-correa-welcomes-colombian-peace-teams-eln Quito, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa welcomed today the leaders of the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) team involved in negotiations for a peace agreement in the South American country. Uruguay Reveals Evidences of CIA Participation in Espionage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12956&SEO=uruguay-reveals-evidences-of-cia-participation-in-espionage Montevideo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Investigation Commission created in Uruguay to investigate espionage during the democratic period, Gerardo Núñez, revealed that there are indications of CIA participation in those events, which were extended until 2004. Possible Annulment of Temer's Presidency to Go to Court Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12954&SEO=possible-annulment-of-temers-presidency-to-go-to-court-next-week Brasilia, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The possible annulment of the winning pair in the 2014 elections, made up of former President Dilma Rousseff and incumbent President Michel Temer, will be submitted again to the Supreme Electoral Court (SEC) next week. Venezuela Investigates Damages by Trinidad Oil Spill http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12950&SEO=venezuela-investigates-damages-by-trinidad-oil-spill Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Public Ministry of Venezuela reported today that it is assessing environmental damage on the country''s eastern coasts following Petrotrin''s oil spill at Pointe-a-Pierre refinery in Trinidad & Tobago. Venezuela Wants to Keep Peace, Says Bolivarian Mayor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12944&SEO=venezuela-wants-to-keep-peace-says-bolivarian-mayor Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The true victory of the Bolivarian Revolution lies in keeping peace, said the mayor of the Caracas municipality of Libertadores, Jorge Rodriguez, on his program ''Politica en el Divan (Politics on the Couch), broadcast by Venezolana de Television on Monday night. Bolivian and Brazil to Sign Memorandum for Bi-Oceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12938&SEO=bolivian-and-brazil-to-sign-memorandum-for-bi-oceanic-railway La Paz, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Public Works Minister Milton Claros reported that brazil would sign the official memorandum to join the Central Bi-Oceanic Railway project in coming days. Spain, Ecuador Dismantle Powerful Drug Trafficking Network http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12928&SEO=spain-ecuador-dismantle-powerful-drug-trafficking-network Madrid, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Spanish and Ecuadorean authorities arrested 24 suspected drug traffickers during a joint operation in which they confiscated more than 5,5 tons of cocaine, the Spanish government informed today. Considered a MUD Error to Ignore Constituent Process in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12919&SEO=considered-a-mud-error-to-ignore-constituent-process-in-venezuela Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Patria Para Todos party, Pablo Alvarado, stated today that the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) is making a political mistake by refusing to participate in the constitutional process convened by Venezuela''s President Nicolás Maduro. Cuba Attending Meeting in Argentina on Illicit Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12914&SEO=cuba-attending-meeting-in-argentina-on-illicit-drugs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is attending here the Annual Meeting of the Cooperation Program of the European Union and Latin America on Drug Policies (Copolad, in Spanish) in which strategies and tools to fight trafficking are discussed. Key Phase to Submit Peace Laws in Colombian Congress Starts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12907&SEO=key-phase-to-submit-peace-laws-in-colombian-congress-starts Bogota, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Today, the Colombian government will start an offensive in Congress to take advantage of the last month of the fast track used to submit the so-called peace laws. Venezuelan Extreme Right Opposition Insists in Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12906&SEO=venezuelan-extreme-right-opposition-insists-in-coup Caracas, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Extreme right-wing groups of Venezuela''s opposition will insist today on their coup plans against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. More Than 300,000 Families Live in Villas in Buenos Aires Suburbs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12905&SEO=more-than-300000-families-live-in-villas-in-buenos-aires-suburbs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) A new report by the non-governmental organization Techo has shown that about 336,000 families are living in informal settlements and other 900 villas in the Buenos Aires suburbs. Argentina Hosts CELAC-EU Meeting on Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12904&SEO=argentina-hosts-celac-eu-meeting-on-drugs Buenos Aires, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Argentina hosts as of today two world conferences on drugs, including the 19th High Level Meeting of the Coordination Mechanism and cooperation between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC, in Spanish) and the European Union. Justice will Veto Lula as Candidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12891&SEO=justice-will-veto-lula-as-candidate Brasilia, May 15 (Prensa Latina) If the United States decides that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can not run for the 2018 elections, it is obvious that Brazilian Justice will prevent his candidacy from happening again, renowned jurist Fabio Konder Comparato stated. More than 2,000 Bolivians Treated in Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12888&SEO=more-than-2000-bolivians-treated-in-health-fair Cochabamba, Bolivia, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban doctors from 30 specialties treated more than two thousand Bolivians during the first day of the Health Fair that ends today in the Valle Hermoso Comprehensive Community Hospital in this city. Colombian Plan Increases to Replace Coca Plantations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12887&SEO=colombian-plan-increases-to-replace-coca-plantations Bogota, May 14 (Prensa Latina) With the inclusion of Guaviare farmers, the Colombian program aimed at replacing illicit crops with other plantations is nowadays covering three departments of the nation, an initiative promoted by the Colombian Government and FARC-EP. Venezuelan Analyst Reveals Opponents' Complicity with Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12882&SEO=venezuelan-analyst-reveals-opponents-complicity-with-violence Caracas, May 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan opposition groups still remain in complicity with the progress of vandalism and armed actions, as said by analyst Eleazar Diaz Rangel. Ecuador to Destroy Over 4,000 Kilograms of Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12880&SEO=ecuador-to-destroy-over-4000-kilograms-of-drugs Quito, May 14 (Prensa Latina) A total of 4,200 kilograms of drugs seized in different operations by the Ministry of the Interior of Ecuador will be destroyed in the next few days, according to the joint command of the Armed Forces. More Than 100 Cuban Collaborators at Bolivia Health Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12876&SEO=more-than-100-cuban-collaborators-at-bolivia-health-fair 13 de mayo de 2017, 19:01La Paz, May 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 100 Cuban collaborators from 30 specialties are participating on Saturday and Sunday in the health fair that is taking place at the Valle Hermoso Hospital, in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba. Venezuelan Journalist Earle Herrera Thanks Cuban for Award http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12874&SEO=venezuelan-journalist-earle-herrera-thanks-cuban-for-award Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) The Felix Elmuza Medal, bestowed by the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), although it is the smallest one, it is the most important decoration I have received in my life, the Venezuelan journalist Earle Herrera said. Anti-crime Plans to Be Activated along Bolivia-Brazil Border http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12868&SEO=anti-crime-plans-to-be-activated-along-bolivia-brazil-border La Paz, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia and Brazil agreed to activate a plan to fight criminal gangs that operate on their common border and are linked to drug trafficking, arms smuggling, aggravated robberies and other crimes. Chilean Foreign Minister Highlights 21st-Century Silk Road http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12867&SEO=chilean-foreign-minister-highlights-21st-century-silk-road Beijing, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz stressed on Saturday that his country is projecting towards the future with its participation in the International Conference on Cooperaton of the Belt and Road Initiative, to be held on Sunday and Monday in this capital. Venezuelan President Ratifies Elections in the Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12864&SEO=venezuelan-president-ratifies-elections-in-the-country Caracas, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro confirmed that elections will take place in the country in 2018. Deputies Demand Answer from Spain after Attack on Embassy Building http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12855&SEO=deputies-demand-answer-from-spain-after-attack-on-embassy-building 12 de mayo de 2017, 17:53Madrid, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Deputies from several Venezuelan political parties demanded today the appearance in the Spanish Parliament of Mariano Rajoy''s Government delegate to Madrid after the attack against a premise of the Venezuelan embassy in this capital. Vietnam Announces Initiative to Cooperate with Peru, Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12850&SEO=vietnam-announces-initiative-to-cooperate-with-peru-uruguay Hanoi, May 12 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam has proposed to strengthen cooperation with Peru and Uruguay for which Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, approved the establishment of two subcommittees, according to reports today. Children's Rights Violated in Venezuela Opposition Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12849&SEO=childrens-rights-violated-in-venezuela-opposition-protests Caracas, May 12 (Prensa Latina) About 100 individual and collective complaints about violation of fundamental rights of minors used by the Venezuelan right opposition in vandalism and terrorist actions were presented to court by the Children and Teenagers Foundation. FAO Adopts New Guidelines for Tackling Climate Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12846&SEO=fao-adopts-new-guidelines-for-tackling-climate-change Rome, May 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced new guidelines aimed at supporting countries in meeting their commitments to tackle climate change. Details on Venezuelan Opposition's Attack on a School Come to Light http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12833&SEO=details-on-venezuelan-oppositions-attack-on-a-school-come-to-light Caracas, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director of Francisco de Miranda school, Ramon Navarro, explained to the media today some details on the attack by right-wing opposition groups to this educational center located inside La Carlota airbase in this capital. Colombian Program to Replace Coca Plantations Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12830&SEO=colombian-program-to-replace-coca-plantations-begins Bogota, May 11 (Prensa Latina) In order to eradicate gradually the coca economy in Colombia, a national program began today, aimed at replacing the illegal crops with other plantations, with the cooperation of countryside workers and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Electoral Service Approves Candidatures for Elections in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12827&SEO=electoral-service-approves-candidatures-for-elections-in-chile Santiago, Chile, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Electoral Service (SERVEL) officially approved today the candidatures registered by two political coalitions for the presidential primaries, scheduled for July 2. Colombian Guerrillas Reiterate in Havana Willingness to Reach Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12822&SEO=colombian-guerrillas-reiterate-in-havana-willingness-to-reach-peace Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) reiterated today their willingness to boost the peace process with the Government of Juan Manuel Santos. Venezuela Condemns US official's Statement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12818&SEO=venezuela-condemns-us-officials-statement Caracas, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government repudiated today a statement by the acting assistant of secretary in the in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States, Francisco L. Palmieri, considering them it disrespectful and interfering. Children, Bombs and Lack of Scruples of Venezuelan Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12813&SEO=children-bombs-and-lack-of-scruples-of-venezuelan-right Por Miguel Fernández MartínezCaracas, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The use of poor Venezuelan children to make homemade bombs that the extreme right-wing opposition groups use as weapons in their demonstrations against the government was denounced here by different media organizations. Chile Promotes Rapprochement With Indonesia, ASEAN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12810&SEO=chile-promotes-rapprochement-with-indonesia-asean Jakarta, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile expects to increase relations with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from the state visit of president Michelle Bachelet. Hematologists Bet on Early Diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12802&SEO=hematologists-bet-on-early-diagnosis-of-multiple-myeloma Havana, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The hematology institutes from Latin America and the world are betting on early diagnosis of multiple myeloma (a cancer of plasma cells), Argentine specialist, Maria Florencia Delgado, said. Threats Against Colombian Judges Involved in Pardons and Amnesties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12800&SEO=threats-against-colombian-judges-involved-in-pardons-and-amnesties Bogota, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Officials, social leaders and judges involved in pardons and amnesties for the FARC-EP guerrillas have been targets of threats, the Colombian prosecutor''s office that has begun an investigation into the case has confirmed today. Students Without Classes Due to Teacher Strike in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12798&SEO=students-without-classes-due-to-teacher-strike-in-colombia Bogotá, May 11 (Prensa Latina) More than eight million students will be left without classes due to the 350,000 teachers'' strike, announced by the Colombian Federation of Education Workers (FECODE) throughout the country. Bolivia's Productive Development Bank to Finance Employment Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12796&SEO=bolivias-productive-development-bank-to-finance-employment-plan La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister, Luis Arce, has informed that the country''s Productive Development Bank (BDP) and the external loans are ready today to finance the employment plan presented by President, Evo Morales. Bolivia Begins Construction of New Cableway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12793&SEO=bolivia-begins-construction-of-new-cableway La Paz, May 11 (Prensa Latina) The Cable Transportation company Bolivia''s Cableway reportedly began laying a new orange line that will join the Main Station with Villarroel Square of this city. Ecuador Boosts Manufacture of Electric Buses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12790&SEO=ecuador-boosts-manufacture-of-electric-buses Quito, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador has taken a new step today in its intention to boost the use of electric vehicles, after signing an agreement with Chinese BYD Co. to establish a bus production plant with this technology. Chile to Sell Cannabis-Based Medicines for the First Time http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12784&SEO=chile-to-sell-cannabis-based-medicines-for-the-first-time Santiago de Chile, May 11 (Prensa Latina) Cannabis sativa (marijuana)-based medicines will be sold for the first time in Chile to treat different types of cancer, Parkinson or fibromyalgia on doctor''s order. Uruguay and Palestine Hold First Political Consultation Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12780&SEO=uruguay-and-palestine-hold-first-political-consultation-meeting Montevideo, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay and Palestine held in this capital the first meeting of the mechanism of Political Consultation mechanism between both States, the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry reported today. Civic Strike Starts Off in Colombian Choco Department http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12773&SEO=civic-strike-starts-off-in-colombian-choco-department Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) People living in the Colombian Choco Department have today started off on a civic strike so as to demand improvements in health and education services, higher investments to road repairs and greater security, as reported by local news. Evo Morales: Fighting Contraband Defends Bolivian Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12772&SEO=evo-morales-fighting-contraband-defends-bolivian-economy La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stated today that the mobilization of specialized groups to the border with Chile does not constitute any aggression, but a measure to defend the national economy affected by smuggling. Brazil´s Former President Lula Squares off with Judge Moro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12765&SEO=brazilas-former-president-lula-squares-off-with-judge-moro Brasilia, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Brazil´s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived at about 1:45 pm (local time) at the besieged Federal Justice headquarters in Curitiba, in order to testify to Judge Sergio Moro. Macri Describes as Unfortunate the Application of Law 2x1 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12764&SEO=macri-describes-as-unfortunate-the-application-of-law-2x1 Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Mauricio Macri described as unfortunate the application of Law 2x1, which benefits people with crimes against humanity, and of which he said to be always against. Argentina Celebrates Princess of Asturias Award to Les Luthiers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12757&SEO=argentina-celebrates-princess-of-asturias-award-to-les-luthiers Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The news hits the headlines and is a trending on Twitter: the Argentine people have received today with joy the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities granted to Les Luthiers. Spanish Senators Reject Foreign Attacks Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12754&SEO=spanish-senators-reject-foreign-attacks-against-venezuela Madrid, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Spanish senators has rejected today the interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela exercised by some institutions in this country, which threatens a peaceful solution to the violence of some sectors opposed to President Nicolas Maduro. Andean FMs Agree on Integration Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12758&SEO=andean-fms-agree-on-integration-progress Lima, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) reportedly agreed here today on the electricity interconnection among member countries and approved a new strategy in the face of natural disasters and climate change. Venezuela: Machinations for an Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12751&SEO=venezuela-machinations-for-an-aggression Por Luis Beatón*Caracas (Prensa Latina) There is a real threat of aggression against Venezuela and its people in which a series of elements seem to lead to that end, or at least something is being plotted, according analyses on different developments. Taxi Drivers Strike Causes Traffic Chaos in Various Colombian Cities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12749&SEO=taxi-drivers-strike-causes-traffic-chaos-in-various-colombian-cities Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) A taxi drivers strike with 45,000 cars detained only on the main thoroughfares, caused a traffic chaos in Colombian cities, early this morning, especially in Bogota. Bolivian Mining Company Makes Millions of Dollars in Profits http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12745&SEO=bolivian-mining-company-makes-millions-of-dollars-in-profits La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Mining Corporation of Bolivia (COMIBOL), José Pimentel, reported today that the company Huanuni achieved a cumulative profit of almost 10 million dollars in the first quarter of this year. Chilean President Bachelet Begins Asia Tour http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12743&SEO=chilean-president-bachelet-begins-asia-tour Jakarta, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet began a long journey to Indonesia and China today to highlight the country''s vocation to project to the Asia-Pacific. Argentina, Cuba Talk Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12742&SEO=argentina-cuba-talk-business Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The exchange between Cuba and Argentina in the commercial and economic area is today the meeting point of a workshop organized here by Small and Medium companies Chamber, which is attended by several companies from both nations. World Hematologists Share Experiences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12741&SEO=world-hematologists-share-experiences-in-cuba Havana, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology continues its activities in this capital today, consolidating itself as a platform for specialists from around the world to share experiences in this field of health. Bolivia Seeks Prompt Release of Detainees in Chile, Minister Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12740&SEO=bolivia-seeks-prompt-release-of-detainees-in-chile-minister-says La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is doing everything necessary to achieve, as soon as possible, the release of nine bolivians unjustly detained in Chile, Minister of the Presidency, Rene Martinez, said. Bolivia Begins Refurbishing Stadium for South American Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12739&SEO=bolivia-begins-refurbishing-stadium-for-south-american-games La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Restoration works of Bolivian stadium Felix Capriles will begin in June 15, at a cost of more than 9.3 million dollars, Finance Secretary of Cochabamba provincial Government, Camilo Torrez, announced today. Bolivia's Oil Workers to Receive Wage Increase http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12737&SEO=bolivias-oil-workers-to-receive-wage-increase La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Workers at the state-owned Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) will receive a wage increase of seven percent to their basic salary this year, Economy Minister Luis Arce said today. Expert Analyzes Venezuelan Extreme Right Wing's Terrorist Methods http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12736&SEO=expert-analyzes-venezuelan-extreme-right-wings-terrorist-methods Caracas, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The journalist and politician Mario Silva denounced on his TV program La Hojilla the main tools of terrorist violence being used by some extreme right-wing leaders in Venezuela. Argentine Hosts Celac-EU Meeting on Drugs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12733&SEO=argentine-hosts-celac-eu-meeting-on-drugs Buenos Aires, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Argentina will host next week two important international conferences on drugs, at the request of cooperation mechanisms between Latin America and the European Union (EU). Bolivia Schedules Increase of Energy Export to Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12775&SEO=bolivia-schedules-increase-of-energy-export-to-argentina La Paz, May 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Energy Minister Rafael Alarcon reported Wednesday that the negotiations with Argentina for the export of 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of electric energy to that South American country, will be restarted at medium and long terms. Bogota will Consult its Citizens on Bullfights http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12724&SEO=bogota-will-consult-its-citizens-on-bullfights 10 de mayo de 2017, 00:22Bogota, May 10 (Prensa Latina) The Bogota Mayor''s Office is due to conduct a popular consultation on bullfights in Plaza Santamaría, by a decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court, local government sources informed today. Bolivian Stable Economy Tops Growth in South America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12720&SEO=bolivian-stable-economy-tops-growth-in-south-america Por Claudia DupeirónLa Paz, (Prensa Latina) The stability of the Bolivian economy made the country rank as number one in economic growth in South America in 2016, an achievement that the Government plans to maintain this year, based on dynamic financial activity and social protection programs. Corruption in Carabineros de Chile Involves Millions of USD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12717&SEO=corruption-in-carabineros-de-chile-involves-millions-of-usd 09 de mayo de 2017, 19:03Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) A corruption scandal detected in Carabineros de Chile gained importance today, after a public hearing revealed that 43 people had appropriated a figure equivalent to $26 million USD. Colombia to Join Military Exercise with USA, Peru and Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12712&SEO=colombia-to-join-military-exercise-with-usa-peru-and-brazil 09 de mayo de 2017, 16:48Bogota, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The armies of Colombia, Brazil and Peru will participate in a military exercise on the border shared by the three countries, with the United States as guest, said sources today. Venezuela Calls for Broad National Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12710&SEO=venezuela-calls-for-broad-national-discussion 09 de mayo de 2017, 16:27Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The call for a National Constituent Assembly seeks to open a discussion that breaks polarization, political conflict, while hosting a broad exchange to overcome the antagonisms prevailing in our society'', said Elias Jaua in a press conference. Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12705&SEO=venezuelan-opposition-leader-arrested-in-caracas 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:11Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Executive Vice President, Tareck El Aissami, announced today that Nixon Leal Toro has been arrested, a citizen closely linked to the Primero Justicia (First Justice) opposition party and leader of one of the armed cells operating in this capital. CTB Calls to Occupy Brasilia against Reforms of Michel Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12703&SEO=ctb-calls-to-occupy-brasilia-against-reforms-of-michel-temer 09 de mayo de 2017, 15:07Brasilia, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Confederation of Workers of Brazil (CTB), Adilson Araújo, called on today to occupy Brasilia on May 17 to protest against the reforms promoted by the government of Michel Temer. Catad'Or Santiago Praises Wines in Chile Once Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12700&SEO=catador-santiago-praises-wines-in-chile-once-again Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The 22nd edition of the Catad''Or Wine Awards will take place in this capital from July 3 to 10, with the novelty of this year''s award to the best wines of America. Constituent Assembly Process in Venezuela Guarantees Justice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12683&SEO=constituent-assembly-process-in-venezuela-guarantees-justice Caracas, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The constitutionalist lawyer Enrique Tineo said today that the constituent process called by President Nicolas Maduro vindicates justice in light of the right wing''s attacks on the Venezuelan people. Evo Morales Presents Employment Plan for Several Sectors in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12682&SEO=evo-morales-presents-employment-plan-for-several-sectors-in-bolivia La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has announced today a national employment plan for urban infrastructure sectors, protection and rehabilitation of productive areas, youth labor insertion in private companies and the so-called seed fund. Experts From 24 Countries Attend Hematology Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12677&SEO=experts-from-24-countries-attend-hematology-congress-in-cuba Havana, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 24 countries will present their experiences at the 7th Cuban Congress on Hematology, to be held from today until May 12 at Havana''s Convention Center. Colombian Teachers Will Strike Thursday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12674&SEO=colombian-teachers-will-strike-thursday Bogota, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Federation of Education workers (Fecode) announced that its members will join a strike starting from Thursday on when they will take the streets to march. Chile Hopes to Exceed Six Million Tourists in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12673&SEO=chile-hopes-to-exceed-six-million-tourists-in-2017 Santiago de Chile, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Chile wants to overcome the imaginary barrier of the six million foreign tourists in 2017, a goal that seems tangible starting from the good results of the hospitality industry in this southern country. Bolivia, Brazil to Define Actions Against Transnational Crime http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12672&SEO=bolivia-brazil-to-define-actions-against-transnational-crime La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian government minister, Carlos Romero and Brazilian Justice Minister, Osmar Serraglio, will meet to define joint actions against transnational crime. Ecuador's President-Elect Visits Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12667&SEO=ecuadors-president-elect-visits-peru Lima, May 9 (Prensa Latina) President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, will host today Ecuadorian President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, with whom he will talk about cooperation and issues of the international situation. Germany to Be Guest Country of Santa Cruz Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12665&SEO=germany-to-be-guest-country-of-santa-cruz-book-fair La Paz, May 9 (Prensa Latina) Germany will be the guest country of the 18th International Book Fair (FIL) of Santa Cruz, which will take place from May 31 to June 11 in that eastern Bolivian city, organizers informed. Brazilian Trade in Last Four Months Decreases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12655&SEO=brazilian-trade-in-last-four-months-decreases Brasilia, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Wholesale trade in Brazil decreased 4.5 percent in the last 12 months, according to a report today by Serasa Experian, a credit research firm that offers digital certification, marketing and sales consultancy, fraud protection, and economic analysis. Colombian President Thanked Ecuador for its Support for Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12651&SEO=colombian-president-thanked-ecuador-for-its-support-for-peace-process 08 de mayo de 2017, 17:03Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos thanked today the Ecuadorean Government and people for their support for peace process and particularly for the dialogues with the insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN), which have been held since February 7, in Quito. Support to Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Grows, Says PSUV Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12650&SEO=support-to-venezuelan-constituent-assembly-grows-says-psuv-leader 08 de mayo de 2017, 16:50Caracas, May 8 (Prensa Latina) First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, asserted today that the majority of the country''s citizens support the call by President Nicolas Maduro to a National Constituent Assembly for peace in the nation. Colombian Cyclist Gaviria Leader of Tour to Italy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12646&SEO=colombian-cyclist-gaviria-leader-of-tour-to-italy Sicily, Italy, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombian cyclist Fernando Gaviria confessed Monday his personal pride and joy for wearing the pink ''maillot'' identifying the current leader of the famous Giro di Italia (Tour to Italy) in its 100th edition this year. Colombian Guerrillas to Debate in Havana on Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12640&SEO=colombian-guerrillas-to-debate-in-havana-on-peace-process 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:33Havana, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and the National Liberation Army (ELN) have today arrived in Havana to exchange viewpoints on first peace process agreement conducted by the previous guerrilla with Colombian government. Government Calls on Opposition to Work for Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12638&SEO=government-calls-on-opposition-to-work-for-peace-in-venezuela 08 de mayo de 2017, 15:31Caracas, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Presidential Commission of the National Constituent Assembly, Elías Jaua, called on leaders of the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) today to work to ensure peace and economic development in Venezuela. Santos: Colombia Wants to Reinforce Relations with the US http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12637&SEO=santos-colombia-wants-to-reinforce-relations-with-the-us 08 de mayo de 2017, 14:48Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos assured Monday that the purpose of his visit to Washington on May 18 is to reinforce the relations with the United States, a country which Colombia considers a strategic economic and political partner. Bolivia to Host Second Regional Economic Development Forum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12636&SEO=bolivia-to-host-second-regional-economic-development-forum La Paz, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Second Regional Forum of Local Economic Development for Latin America and the Caribbean will take place in the Bolivian department of Cochabamba with the presentation of initiatives that promote regional sustainability, reported the national media today. Tribute to Cuban and Venezuelan Revolutionaries Killed in Combat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12627&SEO=tribute-to-cuban-and-venezuelan-revolutionaries-killed-in-combat Matanzas, Cuba, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Authorities, diplomatic staff, students and the Cuban people remembered here today in a political-cultural event the 82nd anniversary of the fall in unequal combat of revolutionaries Antonio Guiteras (Cuba) and Carlos Aponte (Venezuela). Pope Asks to Dispense Arms for Security on Visit to Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12622&SEO=pope-asks-to-dispense-arms-for-security-on-visit-to-colombia 08 de mayo de 2017, 11:14Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis asked that the 1,000 policemen who will take care of his security during the visit to Colombia do so unarmed, national news reported today after a coordination meeting with the Vatican. Argentinean University Teachers Lead National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12619&SEO=argentinean-university-teachers-lead-national-strike Buenos Aires. May 8 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Universities teachers begin today a week of national strike in a massive claim for a fair and just salary. Ecuadorian Authorities Beat Drug Trafficking http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12617&SEO=ecuadorian-authorities-beat-drug-trafficking Quito, May 8 (Prensa Latina) As part of the Ecuadorian Government''s priorities and the plan to fight drug trafficking, the Interior Ministry has dealt another blow to organized crime by seizing a ton of drugs. Ecuador's President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, Visits Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12611&SEO=ecuadors-president-elect-lenin-moreno-visits-colombia Quito, May 8 (Prensa Latina) Colombia is the first country Ecuador''s President-Elect, Lenin Moreno visits when he complies today with a one-day agenda, focused on a meeting with his peer Juan Manuel Santos. Colombian Gov't and ELN to Resume Peace Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12607&SEO=colombian-govt-and-eln-to-resume-peace-talks Bogota, May 8 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government and the insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN) will reportedly resume official talks on May 16th in Quito, Ecuador. Venezuelans Refuse Opposition Extremists' Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12604&SEO=venezuelans-refuse-opposition-extremists-violence Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) Journalist José Vicente Rangel said today that most Venezuelans reject the violence promoted by opposition extremists, as their method to disagree with the policies of the Bolivarian Government. Evo Morales Opens Dam and Irrigation System in Cochabamba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12600&SEO=evo-morales-opens-dam-and-irrigation-system-in-cochabamba 07 de mayo de 2017, 12:44La Paz, May 7 (Prensa Latina) ''When there is soil and water, life is guaranteed'', Bolivian President Evo Morales said today at the opening of a dam and irrigation system in the municipality of Pojo, in the central department of Cochabamba. Constituent Process Described as Key for Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12596&SEO=constituent-process-described-as-key-for-peace-in-venezuela Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The Head of the Presidential Commission for the Constituent National Assembly Elias Jaua said today that this legislative process called by President Nicolas Maduro on May 1st, is key to guarantee stability and consolidate peace in Venezuela. The Right must Respect Venezuela's Peace, PSUV Leader Affirms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12594&SEO=the-right-must-respect-venezuelas-peace-psuv-leader-affirms 07 de mayo de 2017, 11:33Caracas, May 7 (Prensa Latina) The first vice-president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, declared today the opposition has the right to disagree with the policies of the Bolivarian Government, but it must respect the Constitution and peace of the nation. Mobile App on Gender Violence Becomes Popular in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12591&SEO=mobile-app-on-gender-violence-becomes-popular-in-argentina 07 de mayo de 2017, 10:53Buenos Aires, May 7 (Prensa Latina) A mobile application that helps to prevent situations of gender violence is becoming more and more popular today in Argentina. Venezuelan Women Reaffirm Support to Bolivarian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12582&SEO=venezuelan-women-reaffirm-support-to-bolivarian-government 06 de mayo de 2017, 16:58Caracas, May 6 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly is the scene for the dialogue, reunion and construction, said Blanca Eekhout, Venezuelan Minister for Women and Gender Equality, during a march organized today in this capital. Ecuador and Spain Review Financing for Educational Projects http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12566&SEO=ecuador-and-spain-review-financing-for-educational-projects 05 de mayo de 2017, 18:38Quito, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The 30th Meeting of the Ecuador-Spain Debt Exchange Program, which took place in this capital, allowed both nations to review the those efforts related to the financing for educational projects in this South American nation, according to the Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry today. UN Representatives Visit Peace Zone for Colombian Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12565&SEO=un-representatives-visit-peace-zone-for-colombian-guerrillas 05 de mayo de 2017, 18:34Bogota, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Ambassadors of the member countries of the United Nations Security Council visited today a transit area for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) in the Colombian department of Meta, in order to verify the implementation of the peace agreement. Nearly 40,000 Flights by Boliviana de Aviacion Airline in 2016 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12564&SEO=nearly-40000-flights-by-boliviana-de-aviacion-airline-in-2016 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:57La Paz, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Boliviana de Aviacion airline (BoA) General Manager Ronald Casso asserted today that the State-run company operated almost 40,000 flights during 2016, including national and international flights. Bolivia and Brazil Sign Memorandums for Urea and Gas Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12557&SEO=bolivia-and-brazil-sign-memorandums-for-urea-and-gas-trade 05 de mayo de 2017, 17:07La Paz, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Sanchez and the governors of the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul signed today two memorandums for gas an urea exports from Bolivia. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Calls on Extreme Right to End Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12550&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-calls-on-extreme-right-to-end-violence Caracas, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has called on the right-wing opposition to curb violent actions and join the debate that will be opened with the new National Constituent Assembly convened by President Nicolas Maduro. Disarmament Could Exceed Deadline, According to Colombian Guerrilla http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12549&SEO=disarmament-could-exceed-deadline-according-to-colombian-guerrilla Bogota, May 5 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Carlos Antonio Lozada, has said today that despite the Colombian guerrillas'' willingness to fulfill their commitments, completing the process of putting down weapons will take more time. Messi Wins Appeal, FIFA Lifts Four Match Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12538&SEO=messi-wins-appeal-fifa-lifts-four-match-ban Zúrich, (Prensa Latina) FIFA today overturned Barcelona star Lionel Messi''s four-game ban from international matches imposed for swearing at an assistant referee, saying there was not enough evidence to support the stiff punishment. Rafael Correa Receives Honoris Causa of the University of Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12536&SEO=rafael-correa-receives-honoris-causa-of-the-university-of-havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, received today the honorary doctorate in economics of the University of Havana, by the rector of that institution, Gustavo Cobreiro. Barcelona's Neymar to Stand Trial for Corruption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12528&SEO=barcelonas-neymar-to-stand-trial-for-corruption Madrid,May 5 (Prensa Latina) Barcelona star Neymar da Silva will stand trial for alleged fraud and corruption in the transfer that brought him to Catalonia in 2013. Catholic Church Welcomes Dialogue Will by Ecuador's President-Elect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12520&SEO=catholic-church-welcomes-dialogue-will-by-ecuadors-president-elect Quito, May 5 (Prensa Latina) The Catholic Church of Ecuador has welcomed the will for dialogue and search for national consensus promoted by President-Elect, Lenin Moreno, who will take office on May 24th. Violence Leaves 35 Dead and 717 Wounded in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12517&SEO=violence-leaves-35-dead-and-717-wounded-in-venezuela Caracas, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Victims of violence in Venezuela reached 35 dead and 717 wounded, due to clashes generated by opposition groups of the ultrarightk confimed today the Public Ministry or Attorney General''s Office. Designers from 20 Countries to Attend Int'l Congress in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12509&SEO=designers-from-20-countries-to-attend-intl-congress-in-havana Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) Designers from some 20 countries will attend the 9th International Design Congress of Havana from June 7th to 9th, said organizers today. Ecuadorian Minister Praises Cuban Contribution to Sport Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12507&SEO=ecuadorian-minister-praises-cuban-contribution-to-sport-achievements Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Minister for Sport Pamela Morcillo Ortiz praised Thursday the Cuban contribution in the development and the achievements reached by Ecuador in the field of sports. Cubans Grateful to Ecuador for Supporting House Construction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12502&SEO=cubans-grateful-to-ecuador-for-supporting-house-construction Santiago de Cuba, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Residents of the neighborhood Abel Santamaria in this Cuban eastern city expressed their gratitude to Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa for the support given by his government to rebuild and construct homes that were destroyed when hurricane Sandy lashed Santiago de Cuba in October 2012. About 750 Oppressors Could Benefit from 2X1 Law in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12501&SEO=about-750-oppressors-could-benefit-from-2x1-law-in-argentina Buenos Aires, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The controversial ruling approved by the Argentine Supreme Court, which declares applicable a law to reduce the number of people detained with crimes against humanity, would benefit 750 oppressors approximately. Leaders of Armed Groups Arrested in Venezuela, Says Maduro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12500&SEO=leaders-of-armed-groups-arrested-in-venezuela-says-maduro Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed today the arrest of four leaders of the armed groups operating in eastern Caracas, linked to the violent protests organized by the opposition''s extreme right-wing in this country. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Deplores Interference by Colombian Gov't http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12498&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-deplores-interference-by-colombian-govt Caracas, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez strongly condemned the statements made by her Colombian counterpart Maria Angela Holguin, who expressed her disagreement with the call for a National Constituent Assembly made by President Nicolas Maduro. CARICOM to Mount Observer Mission for Elections in Bahamas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12489&SEO=caricom-to-mount-observer-mission-for-elections-in-bahamas Georgetown, May 4 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) reported today from its headquarters in Guyana the creation of an observer mission to ensure the transparency in the Bahamas'', May 10 general elections. Colombia Opens III World Congress of Free Zones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12488&SEO=colombia-opens-iii-world-congress-of-free-zones Bogota, May 4 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos will officially open today, in the Caribbean city of Cartagenas de Indias, the III World Congress of Free Zones, which will be attended by more than 500 participants from 50 countries. Maradona to Visit India Before U-17 World Soccer Championship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12483&SEO=maradona-to-visit-india-before-u-17-world-soccer-championship New Delhi, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentinean soccer player Diego Armando Maradona confirmed today that he will visit the Indian city of Calcutta in September, one of the headquarters of the U-17 Men''s World Soccer Championship planned in this country from October 6 to 28. Brazil to Launch Geostationary Satellite From French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12480&SEO=brazil-to-launch-geostationary-satellite-from-french-guiana Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s first geostationary defense and communications satellite (SGDC-1) will be put into orbit today from the Kourou aerospace base in French Guiana, confirmed the Presidency of the Republic. 140 Companies Attend Faicobol Business Roundtable in Cochabamba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12478&SEO=140-companies-attend-faicobol-business-roundtable-in-cochabamba 04 de mayo de 2017, 10:48La Paz, May 4 (Prensa Latina) About 140 commerce, services, and industry companies participate in the Business Roundtable of the International Fair of Cochabamba, which continues today in that city of central Bolivia. Colombian President Receives UN Security Council http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12473&SEO=colombian-president-receives-un-security-council Bogota, May 4 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos is receiving today members of the UN Security Council, who will carry out a three-day visit to Colombia to observe the progress of the peace process. Ecuador's President Visits Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12470&SEO=ecuadors-president-visits-cuba Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s outgoing President Rafael Correa is today in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba where he starts a two-day visit to the island during which he''ll pay tribute to late Fidel Castro and be conferred the Order Jose Marti, the country''s highest distinction. Building Industry and Materials with Downward Trend in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12469&SEO=building-industry-and-materials-with-downward-trend-in-brazil Brasilia, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Industrial production and trade of materials in construction continue to fall below the records achieved in the first quarter of last year, according to reports issued by specialized agencies published here today. Scientists Forecast Terrifying Earthquake in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12465&SEO=scientists-forecast-terrifying-earthquake-in-chile Santiago de Chile, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Chilean and French scientists made a terrifying forecast about a future ''dangerous and destructive earthquake'' that would hit the capital city at any time in ten years. A Bridge to Havana Festival to Welcome Colombian Musicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12463&SEO=a-bridge-to-havana-festival-to-welcome-colombian-musicians Havana, May 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Colombian musicians will share the stage from May 9 to 14, as part of the 6th Festival A bridge to Havana, organizers confirmed today. Peruvian Academician Ex-Guerrilla Man Apprecaiates Cuban Decoration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12461&SEO=peruvian-academician-ex-guerrilla-man-apprecaiates-cuban-decoration Lima, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Sociologist and university professor, former guerrilla man Hector Bejar, expressed today his deep appreciation for the decoration Haydee Santa Maria, awarded to him by the Cuban State for his work of solidarity and for integration. CAF to Support Bi-oceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12451&SEO=caf-to-support-bi-oceanic-railway La Paz, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Luis Carranza, president of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), conveyed his full support for the Bolivian government in regional integration projects, such as the bi-oceanic train to link the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Rejected Seizure, Burning of PDVSA Tanker Truck in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12450&SEO=rejected-seizure-burning-of-pdvsa-tanker-truck-in-venezuela Caracas, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The president of the company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Eulogio del Pino, condemned today the kidnapping and burning of a gas tanker truck in Cabudare municipality, Lara state, by violent groups financed by the far right. Argentine Child Victim of Blue Whale Online Suicide Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12446&SEO=argentine-child-victim-of-blue-whale-online-suicide-game Buenos Aires, May 3 (Prensa Latina) A 14-year-old Argentine boy continues today between life and death, a victim of the dangerous online game Blue Whale, which encourages to challenges that lead people to suicide. Santos Announces Great Natural Gas Discovery in Caribbean Colombian http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12437&SEO=santos-announces-great-natural-gas-discovery-in-caribbean-colombian Bogota, May 3 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos has announced today the discovery of a large gas field in the Colombian Caribbean, considered the biggest finding of that kind in the last 28 years. Bilateral Cease-fire Compliance Certified in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12434&SEO=bilateral-cease-fire-compliance-certified-in-colombia Bogotá, May 3 (Prensa Latina) The Conflict Analysis Resource Center (CERAC) said today that the bilateral cease-fire enacted since last August was fulfilled by the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, in the middle of the disarmament process. Bolivia Promotes Regional Integration against Foreign Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12425&SEO=bolivia-promotes-regional-integration-against-foreign-interference San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni called today for strengthening Latin American and Caribbean integration to prevent external actors from fomenting confrontation and violence in Venezuela. New Sabotage on Power System in Isla Margarita, Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12422&SEO=new-sabotage-on-power-system-in-isla-margarita-venezuela Caracas, May 3 (Prensa Latina) A new sabotage on the power grid affected all of Island Margarita, state of Nueva España, sdenounced here the minister of Electric Energy, Luis Motta, who accused violent groups steered by the Venezuelan ultra-right of committing it. Foreign Minister Denounces Opposition Calls to Rebellion in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12421&SEO=foreign-minister-denounces-opposition-calls-to-rebellion-in-venezuela San Salvador, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez condemned today the opposition calls to rebellion in Venezuela, although she hoped that the people will exercise their constitutional power to defeat interventionism. Ecuadorian President Starts Visit to Cuba with Tribute to Fidel http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12420&SEO=ecuadorian-president-starts-visit-to-cuba-with-tribute-to-fidel Havana, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa starts an official visit today to Cuba during which he will render tribute to the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro, he is to be invested with several important distinctions and will tour centers of interest in the country. Ombudsman's Office in Carabobo, Venezuela, Vandalized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12415&SEO=ombudsmans-office-in-carabobo-venezuela-vandalized Caracas, May 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Ombudsman Tarek William Saab denounced the ombudsman''s office in Valencia, state of Carabobo, was the target of arson and looting by sympathizers of the ultra right wing opposition. Bolivian Senate President Accuses Venezuelan Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12414&SEO=bolivian-senate-president-accuses-venezuelan-opposition La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President of the Bolivian Chamber of Senators, Jose Alberto Gonzales, accused today the Venezuelan opposition force of persistently attacking the democratically elected Government of Nicolas Maduro. Cuban Writers Welcomed at Colombian Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12411&SEO=cuban-writers-welcomed-at-colombian-congress Bogota, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Gregorio Eijach Pacheco, secretary-general of the Colombian Congress, said today that it was a great honor to welcome Cuban prize-winning writers at his country''s congressional headquarters. Cuban Foreign Minister Highlights CELAC Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12409&SEO=cuban-foreign-minister-highlights-celac-sovereignty San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted today the atmosphere of constructive debate, with which the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) tackles the violent attacks against democracy in Venezuela. Buenos Aires Government, Teachers Unions Still at Odds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12401&SEO=buenos-aires-government-teachers-unions-still-at-odds Buenos Aires, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The government of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina''s largest and most populated, and the provincial teachers'' unions failed again today to settled a wage hike dispute. The educators ratified a march of protest by mid May. CELAC Begins Meeting on Venezuelan Situation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12397&SEO=celac-begins-meeting-on-venezuelan-situation San Salvador, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Salvador Sánchez Cerán requested today respect and openness to find a solution with the help of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to the crisis generated by the right-wing in Venezuela. Cuban Medical Brigade Reaches One Month of Activity in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12392&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-reaches-one-month-of-activity-in-peru Piura, Peru, May 2 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban medical brigade today celebrated a month of solidarity work in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings, with attention to the victims of heavy rains registered in the region of Piura. Cuba Calls to Dismantle Campaign Against Integrationist Processes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12389&SEO=cuba-calls-to-dismantle-campaign-against-integrationist-processes Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Secretary of the Cuban Workers'' Confederation (CTC), Ulises Guilarte, called today on the forces of the left-wing to dismantle the media campaigns of discredit against the integrationist processes of the region. Constituent Assembly will Enhance Democracy in Venezuela: Elias Jaua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12387&SEO=constituent-assembly-will-enhance-democracy-in-venezuela-elias-jaua Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Constituent National Assembly is the ideal mechanism to solve differences in Venezuela, strengthen democracvy and neutralize violence as political tool, affirmed today Bolivarian leader Elias Jaua. Evo Morales Confident in Recovering Bolivian Access to Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12385&SEO=evo-morales-confident-in-recovering-bolivian-access-to-pacific La Paz, May 2 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales is considering today that the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will favor Bolivia in its claim to recover the sovereign access to the sea, snatched by Chile in 1879. First Uruguayan Military Group Returns from Haiti http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12384&SEO=first-uruguayan-military-group-returns-from-haiti Montevideo, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The first contingent made up of 61 military of the Uruguayan Army deployed in Haiti as part of the UN Stabilization Mission returned to the country, reported the local media. Argentinean Youngsters Create Chess for Blind with 3D Printer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12382&SEO=argentinean-youngsters-create-chess-for-blind-with-3d-printer Buenos Aires, May 2 (Prensa Latina) A group of youngsters from the Argentinean province of Cordoba created a chess for blind with the support of a 3D printer. Venezuela Expresses Alarm over Statements by HR Commissioner http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12374&SEO=venezuela-expresses-alarm-over-statements-by-hr-commissioner Geneva, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan ambassador to UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero, has expressed his alarm over statements issued by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein, which he considered biased. Maduro Summons Opposition Leaders to Explain Constitutional Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12372&SEO=maduro-summons-opposition-leaders-to-explain-constitutional-process Caracas, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has summoned a meeting with opposition leaders to show them the process of the National Constitutional Assembly he called to preserve the country''s peace. Evo Morales Says Unity Is the Best Gift for Bolivian Workers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12363&SEO=evo-morales-says-unity-is-the-best-gift-for-bolivian-workers 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:51La Paz, May 1 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stated today that unity and the social achievements made by the 11-year Democratic-Cultural Revolution are the best gifts for Bolivians on the International Workers'' Day. Venezuela to Sanction Universities that Promote Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12359&SEO=venezuela-to-sanction-universities-that-promote-violence 01 de mayo de 2017, 12:16Caracas, May 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s minister of Education, Science and Technology, Hugbel Roa, said today that the Government will take ''pertinent legal actions against those who promote or support violent actions'' in the country. Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Celebrate 40 Years of their First Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12337&SEO=mothers-of-plaza-de-mayo-celebrate-40-years-of-their-first-round Buenos Aires, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo are celebrating today four decades of their first round in the struggle to recover their missing children during Argentinean military dictatorship (1976-1983). Plaque Immortalizes Canoe Expedition from the Amazon to the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12335&SEO=plaque-immortalizes-canoe-expedition-from-the-amazon-to-the-caribbean Puerto de Misahualli, Ecuador, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) In the port of Misahualli, in the Ecuadorian province of Napo, a commemorative plaque immortalized the scientific expedition in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, which Latin American experts led by Cuban geographer Antonio Nuñez Jimenez carried out 30 years ago. Bolivian President Condemns Permanent Aggression against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12334&SEO=bolivian-president-condemns-permanent-aggression-against-venezuela La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today condemned the permanent aggression against Venezuela and the interventionist statements by the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. Evo Morales to March with Bolivian People on May Day http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12326&SEO=evo-morales-to-march-with-bolivian-people-on-may-day La Paz, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales will march on May 1 along with the trade unions of the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz, after participating in the main event in the Government Palace in that city. Uruguayan Senator Condemns Almagro, OAS Actions Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12317&SEO=uruguayan-senator-condemns-almagro-oas-actions-against-venezuela Montevideo, Apr 30 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Senator Leonardo De León, from Broad Front, has condemned actions carried out by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro against Venezuela and highlighted the peace-looking approach of the Venezuelan Government in the national and regional political context. Bolivian Ombudsman Office to Seek Justice for Detainees in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12314&SEO=bolivian-ombudsman-office-to-seek-justice-for-detainees-in-chile La Paz, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The Ombudsman of Bolivia is working on a campaign in social media in order to join forces to gain the liberation of Bolivian custom officers who are currently detained in Chile. Colombian Gasoline's Prices Rise for the Third Time this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12308&SEO=colombian-gasolines-prices-rise-for-the-third-time-this-year Bogota, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) For the third consecutive month, the Ministry of Mines and Energy decided to increase again the fuel prices, a measure that will come into effect on May 1st. Transition Commissions Begin Working in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12296&SEO=transition-commissions-begin-working-in-ecuador 28 de abril de 2017, 19:57Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Outgoing President Rafael Correa and President elect Lenin Moreno led the first meeting for a power transition in Ecuador, which will conclude with the inauguration on May 24th. Brazilian Unions and People are Making History, Says Lula http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12291&SEO=brazilian-unions-and-people-are-making-history-says-lula 28 de abril de 2017, 18:33Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian unions and people are making history, asserted today former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, during his assessment of the great participation in the general strike against the reforms fostered by Michel Temer. Bachelet Calls for Greater Integration in the Pacific Alliance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12290&SEO=bachelet-calls-for-greater-integration-in-the-pacific-alliance 28 de abril de 2017, 16:04Santiago, Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet highlighted the progress made in the Pacific Alliance (AP) as key to progress towards sustainable economic and social development. Senators Support Campaign to Free Bolivians Arrested in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12289&SEO=senators-support-campaign-to-free-bolivians-arrested-in-chile 28 de abril de 2017, 16:01La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Senators of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) supported today an international campaign demanding the release of nine Bolivians unjustly detained in Chile. Chile Rejects US Special Report on Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12285&SEO=chile-rejects-us-special-report-on-trade 28 de abril de 2017, 15:17Santiago, Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Affairs Directorate (Direcon) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile has rejected today the contents of the United States Special Report 301 related to trade. Cuban Ambassador Welcomes Peruvian Parliamentarian http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12283&SEO=cuban-ambassador-welcomes-peruvian-parliamentarian Lima, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s ambassador to Peru, Sergio González, received a visit from Congressman Humberto Morales member of Peru''s Frente Amplio to discuss issues of common interest, diplomatic sources informed today. Cuban Speleologist Remembers Crossing The Amazon River http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12278&SEO=cuban-speleologist-remembers-crossing-the-amazon-river Sancti Spiritus, Cuba Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuban speleologist Alejandro Romero, a delegate of Cuban Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Man in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, remembered the trip in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, 30 years ago. Chile Hit by Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12275&SEO=chile-hit-by-earthquake Santiago de Chile, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina Chile is still under the scourge of telluric movements,that started last Saturday, when a strong quake of 5.8 degrees in the Richter scale was felt Friday at noon in the central part of the South American country. University of Camagüey Hosts International Scientific Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12262&SEO=university-of-camaguey-hosts-international-scientific-conference Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The University of Camagüey hosts today the International Conference on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (Cytdes-2017), scheduled in this central-eastern city from June 5 to 7. Outgoing, Incoming Governments Begin Transition Process in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12258&SEO=outgoing-incoming-governments-begin-transition-process-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The outgoing and incoming government teams in Ecuador are starting meetings today for the transition process established by the president, Rafael Correa, to ensure an orderly and transparent power transfer. Maduro Warns of Violent Face of Ultra Right Wing in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12257&SEO=maduro-warns-of-violent-face-of-ultra-right-wing-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro asserted that in the next few hours he will reveal the violent face of the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) and the ultra-right, so that you will be aware of the truth of what is happening in Venezuela. Disenchantment with Coup Lie Activates General Strike in Brazil: CUT http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12251&SEO=disenchantment-with-coup-lie-activates-general-strike-in-brazil-cut Brasilia, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Beyond the contested pension and labor reforms, disillusionment with the coup lie also fuels today''s general strike, branded as the largest in Brazil''s history, according to the country''s trade union leaders. Venezuela's Withdrawal from OAS Claims Bolivarian Ideals http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12250&SEO=venezuelas-withdrawal-from-oas-claims-bolivarian-ideals Caracas, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s withdrawal from the OAS claims the Bolivarian ideals of sovereignty and independence, established in the 1999 Constitution, constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarra said here during an interview broadcast by the Venezolana de Television channel. Brazil to Formally Join the Bolivian Initiative of Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12248&SEO=brazil-to-formally-join-the-bolivian-initiative-of-bioceanic-train La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will formally join the project of the Bioceanic Railroad Corridor of Integration by signing next May 18 an understanding memorandum with Bolivia, main driving force of that initiative. Ecuador's Group in Power to attend National Convention May 1 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12247&SEO=ecuadors-group-in-power-to-attend-national-convention-may-1 Quito, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) Officialist Movement Alianza Pais, which retained power for the next four years in recent elections, prepares its next National Convention scheduled for May 1, International Workers'' Day. Scientist Discoverer of Quinua Genome Invited to Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12246&SEO=scientist-discoverer-of-quinua-genome-invited-to-bolivia 28 de abril de 2017, 03:23La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Quinua Center 'Disarmament of FARC-EP will Conclude in a Month,' Says Santos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12245&SEO=disarmament-of-farc-ep-will-conclude-in-a-month-says-santos Bogota, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said today that in a month, the FARC-EP should be disarmed, while praising that the Congress passed the law for the incorporation of that organization into the political life. Scientist Discoverer of Quinua Genome Invited to Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12243&SEO=scientist-discoverer-of-quinua-genome-invited-to-bolivia La Paz, Apr 28 (Prensa Latina) The International Quinua Center Evo Discusses Production Contracts Law with Bolivian Miners http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12242&SEO=evo-discusses-production-contracts-law-with-bolivian-miners La Paz, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and representatives of the National Federation of Mining Cooperatives (Fencomin) discussed today the adjustments to the Law 845, for production contracts, issued in October. Venezuela Breaks Monroe Doctrine Chains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12241&SEO=venezuela-breaks-monroe-doctrine-chains Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said today that her country broke the chains of the Monroe doctrine, the US theory that suggests that America is for the United States. Paraguay Readies Shelters for Street People Due to Cold Weather http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12240&SEO=paraguay-readies-shelters-for-street-people-due-to-cold-weather Asuncion, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Emergency Secretariat (SEN) has activated its winter operation for the Paraguayans homeless by enabling shelters to protect them, due to the current low temperatures. Cuba Ratifies Full Support to Venezuelan People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12237&SEO=cuba-ratifies-full-support-to-venezuelan-people Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban government has ratified its commitment Thursday to support the people and government of Venezuela and President Nicolas Maduro, now targets of a destabilization strategy by the Venezuelan rightwing. USA Tries to Impose World Hegemony, Says Syrian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12234&SEO=usa-tries-to-impose-world-hegemony-says-syrian-president Damascus, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) What is happening in Syria, Korea, Iran, Russia and now in Venezuela is the United States'' open attempt to establish world hegemony, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told Telesur. Cuban Dancing Company to Perform in US and Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12229&SEO=cuban-dancing-company-to-perform-in-us-and-colombia Havana, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Irene Rodriguez Company will dance in the United States and Colombia in May, as announced by the dancer and dancing company director with the same name Thursday. Brazilian Trade Unions Ready for General Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12226&SEO=brazilian-trade-unions-ready-for-general-strike Brasilia, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s main trade union are finalizing today the details of the general strike scheduled for Friday, which could become the largest in the last three decades. Cuba Achieves Great Results in Special Olympics in Panama http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12221&SEO=cuba-achieves-great-results-in-special-olympics-in-panama Panama, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) With four gold medals, two bronze and one silver, the Cuban delegation of just six athletes attending the 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games is leaving today. Bachelet Attends 'Tarnished' Anniversary of Chilean Carabineers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12216&SEO=bachelet-attends-tarnished-anniversary-of-chilean-carabineers Santiago de Chile, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will attend the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Corps of Carabineers, a day tinged with a millionaire fraud and allegations of corruption. Peace Bills Advance in Colombian Congress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12212&SEO=peace-bills-advance-in-colombian-congress Bogota, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) With the approval of the legislative act for the political reinstatement of the FARC-EP, the Colombian Congress is now proceeding with the rules for implementing the historic peace agreement signed at the end of 2016. Venezuelans Back Decision to Leave OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12210&SEO=venezuelans-back-decision-to-leave-oas Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, supported actions taken by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to begin the process of withdrawal of this South American nation from the OAS. French Academics Refute Media Distortion over Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12204&SEO=french-academics-refute-media-distortion-over-latin-america Paris, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one hundred academics in France have rejected the way in which various French media address today the reality of Latin America, with a treatment marked by disinformation, simplification, and caricature, as reported. Venezuela Concerned over NATO and Colombia Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12202&SEO=venezuela-concerned-over-nato-and-colombia-agreement Moscow, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López expressed his country''s concern over the cooperation agreement signed between Colombia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Venezuela Denounces OAS Secretary General's Meddling http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12200&SEO=venezuela-denounces-oas-secretary-generals-meddling Caracas, Apr 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has denounced what it considers meddling actions by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Uruguayan diplomat Luis Almagro, against sovereign principles of the bloc''s member nations. Bolivia to Create Operative Group for Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12199&SEO=bolivia-to-create-operative-group-for-bioceanic-train Claudia Dupeiron Garcia ALBA Secretary Warns about US Expansionist Policy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12198&SEO=alba-secretary-warns-about-us-expansionist-policy La Paz, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The general-secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our Americas (ALBA), David Choquehuanca, said today that the countries with natural resources were in danger of being intervened by the United States. Venezuelan Government Officials and Youths March for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12197&SEO=venezuelan-government-officials-and-youths-march-for-peace Caracas, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Organized people is the antidote to stop actions by the Venezuelan right, said today the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, during the march organized by bolivarian youths. UN Concerned over Assassination of Social Leader in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12192&SEO=un-concerned-over-assassination-of-social-leader-in-brazil Brasilia, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the United Nations has voiced today grave concern over the assassination of regional leader of the Movement of Landless Rural Workers from Brazil (MST), Silvino Nunes Gouveia who was riddled with bullets at his house on Sunday. Venezuela on the Verge of Quitting the OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12191&SEO=venezuela-on-the-verge-of-quitting-the-oas Caracas, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro gave instructions to Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez to begin the process of Venezuela''s withdrawal from the Organization of American States (OAS) as a result of arbitrary decisions made by its leadership. South American Quake Survey Could Help Predict Future Big Ones http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12181&SEO=south-american-quake-survey-could-help-predict-future-big-ones Washington, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) A new survey of earthquakes in South America could help scientists predict the next big one. Brazil Post Office Starts National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12177&SEO=brazil-post-office-starts-national-strike Brasilia, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Postal workers in Brazil will begin a national strike today to protest against the reforms carried out by the government of Michel Temer and the threat of privatization of this old institution. Colombian Guerrilla Denounces Failures and Paramilitary Siege http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12173&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-denounces-failures-and-paramilitary-siege Bogotá, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Colombian guerrilla commander Carlos Antonio Lozada warned of failures in the implementation of the peace pact and denounced that paramilitary groups are persecuting and murdering relatives of members of the Colombian insurgent movement now in full disarmament. President Santos Supervises Reconstruction of Areas Hit by Landslides http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12172&SEO=president-santos-supervises-reconstruction-of-areas-hit-by-landslides Bogota, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is currently supervising the restoration work in the city of Manizales, capital of Caldas, devastated by landslides that killed 17 people and left hundreds of people homeless. Mexico Hosts Latin, Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12167&SEO=mexico-hosts-latin-caribbean-forum-on-sustainable-development Mexico, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) President Enrique Peña Nieto is opening today the first meeting of the Forum of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on Sustainable Development, in which representatives of government and the civil society will participate. ECLAC: Bolivia to Lead Regional Economic Growth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12157&SEO=eclac-bolivia-to-lead-regional-economic-growth La Paz, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) For the fourth consecutive year, Bolivia will lead the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South America in 2017, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) projections published here today. CELAC FMs Summoned to Discuss Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12155&SEO=celac-fms-summoned-to-discuss-venezuela San Salvador, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador convened today an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for next week to analyze the current situation in Venezuela. Chilean Public Poll Shows People's Preference for President Bachelet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12154&SEO=chilean-public-poll-shows-peoples-preference-for-president-bachelet Santiago de Chile, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has maintained 25 percent of approval for 12 consecutive weeks, according to the weekly poll by Plaza Publica Cadem. Venezuelan Right Accused of Coup Attempt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12151&SEO=venezuelan-right-accused-of-coup-attempt Caracas, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, accused today the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) of attempting a coup against President Nicolas Maduro in a cowardly and continuous manner. Colombian President: Avalanches Left 328 Dead and 69 Missing in Mocoa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12149&SEO=colombian-president-avalanches-left-328-dead-and-69-missing-in-mocoa Bogota, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos stated today that the avalanches earlier this month left 328 dead in Mocoa, including more than 100 minors and 69 missing others. Venezuela Begins Legal Arbitration in Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12148&SEO=venezuela-begins-legal-arbitration-in-mercosur Montevideo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela announced today the beginning of a legal process in the Common Market of the South (Mercosur), following the conclusion of all mechanisms for political dialogue in the direct negotiations with the rest of country members of the bloc. Argentinean Senate Declares Emergency in Flooded Areas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12143&SEO=argentinean-senate-declares-emergency-in-flooded-areas Buenos Aires, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean Senate passed the declaration of emergency for several provinces strongly affected by heavy rains in the past weeks, with 58 votes in favor, giving unanimous support to an initiative that will be sent to the Chamber of Deputies. Bolivian Vice President Highlights Government Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12141&SEO=bolivian-vice-president-highlights-government-achievements La Paz, April 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera has today stated that President Evo Morales, in 11 years in office, has made dreams come true for many Bolivians who had been forgotten by previous governments. Venezuelans United will Overcome Violence, Says Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12133&SEO=venezuelans-united-will-overcome-violence-says-minister Caracas, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Municipalities and Social Movements Aristóbulo Isturiz urged today to unity and popular mobilization to ''defeat the tendency for violence and the interventionist attitude of the right in Venezuela.'' Former Greek Minister of Finance Recognizes Ecuador's Economic Manage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12130&SEO=former-greek-minister-of-finance-recognizes-ecuadors-economic-manage Quito, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Greek Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis, who continues today his visit to Ecuador, highlighted the adequate management of national economyh and the policies of President Rafael Correa, who considered a reference worldwide. Cuba and Colombia Hold Migration Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12116&SEO=cuba-and-colombia-hold-migration-talks Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Colombia are holding today and tomorrow in this capital the 3rd Bilateral Round of Migration Talks, with the aim of progressing the negotiation of a Memorandum on this matter. Spanish Government President Officially Visit Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12114&SEO=spanish-government-president-officially-visit-uruguay Montevideo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano begins a two-day official visit to Uruguay, where he will meet a wide agenda of meetings with the country''s top authorities and the business sector, as the one he concluded today in Brazil. Ecuador Remembers Canoe Travel from the Amazon to the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12107&SEO=ecuador-remembers-canoe-travel-from-the-amazon-to-the-caribbean By Sinay Cespedes Moreno ECLAC Foresees Growth of 1.1% in Latin America, Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12106&SEO=eclac-foresees-growth-of-1.1-in-latin-america-caribbean Santiago, Chile, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American and Caribbean region will register an economic expansion of only 1.1 percent in 2017, mainly due to a decline of prices of South America''s primary goods, the Latin America and the Caribbean Commission (ECLAC) has projected. Bolivia to Hold Presidency of 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12104&SEO=bolivia-to-hold-presidency-of-2nd-forum-of-ancient-civilizations La Paz, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will assume the presidency of the 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations in 2018 after its First edition was held in Athens, announced the Bolivian Foreign Ministry on Twitter. Amnesties and Pardons for FARC-EP in Hands of Colombian Judges http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12099&SEO=amnesties-and-pardons-for-farc-ep-in-hands-of-colombian-judges Bogota, April 24 (Prensa Latina) The execution judges settled in Bogota must reply today to some 1,200 applications for amnesties and pardons for FARC-EP guerrillas under the present peace agreement. Dilma Rousseff: Return of Neoliberalism Attempts against Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12096&SEO=dilma-rousseff-return-of-neoliberalism-attempts-against-democracy 24 de abril de 2017, 16:15Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s president, Dilma Rousseff, warned today that the return of neoliberalism in Latin America would be very bad for democracy and the fight against corruption. Chilean Court Denies Release of 9 Arrested Bolivian Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12092&SEO=chilean-court-denies-release-of-9-arrested-bolivian-officials La Paz, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has rejected today the constitutional appeal filed by the defense of the nine Bolivian police and customs officers arrested a month ago in that country, asking for their release. Peru: Intense Work by Cuban Health Brigade in First Weeks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12090&SEO=peru-intense-work-by-cuban-health-brigade-in-first-weeks Piura, Peru, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) An intense work has been carried out by Cuban health emergency team in the first three weeks of solidarity actions for the victims of flooding that wreaked havoc the Peruvian northern city of Piura. General Motors Not Expropiated in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12087&SEO=general-motors-not-expropiated-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Labor and Social Security Minister Francisco Torrealba asserted today that those who accuse Venezuela''s Government of confiscating the properties of the General Motors (GM) company are lying. The Coup Ghost Continues Wandering Around Brazil, Dilma Rousseff http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12073&SEO=the-coup-ghost-continues-wandering-around-brazil-dilma-rousseff Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The ghost of the coup continues wandering around Brazil, said former president Dilma Rousseff, who warned that reactionary forces could try to prevent an election victory of former president Inacio Lula da Silva. Ecuador Hosts Meeting of Ibero-American Justice Ministers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12068&SEO=ecuador-hosts-meeting-of-ibero-american-justice-ministers Quito, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 21 countries have began today the 20th Plenary Assembly of the Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Ibero-American Countries (COMIJIB) to discuss issues of interest in judicial and penitentiary matters. HRC Official Blames ICHR for Encouraging Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12059&SEO=hrc-official-blames-ichr-for-encouraging-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The International Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) in America is encouraging violence in Venezuela, Larry Devoe, Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Council of this nation, said. Hearing in Panama for Extradition of Culprit in EP Petroecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12055&SEO=hearing-in-panama-for-extradition-of-culprit-in-ep-petroecuador Quito, 24 (Prensa Latina) The hearing for evaluation of the request of extradition against Arturo Pinzon, sentenced in the corruption case Petroecuador, will be held on May 3 in Panama, according to the Ecuadorian Attorney General''s Office. Venezuelan Opposition Determined to Cause Civil War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12049&SEO=venezuelan-opposition-determined-to-cause-civil-war Caracas, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition, led by the the so-called Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), is determined to cause a civil war in the country , socialist leader Elias Jaua warned today. Bolivian President Deplores Increase of the US Military Expenditure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12048&SEO=bolivian-president-deplores-increase-of-the-us-military-expenditure La Paz, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President deplored today the US Government decision to increase in more than $54 billion USD the budget for the arms race. Cuban Songwriter and Singer Luiba Maria Hevia with New CD http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12046&SEO=cuban-songwriter-and-singer-luiba-maria-hevia-with-new-cd Havana, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Liuba María Hevia is getting ready to finish the last details to release next May 2 in two digital platforms her new album ''Parallel Lives,'' which brings together songs in a duetto with Latin American artists. Colombian Justice has its Eyes on Spanish Company Triple A http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12027&SEO=colombian-justice-has-its-eyes-on-spanish-company-triple-a 22 de abril de 2017, 14:16Bogota, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina ) The Spanish subsidiary Triple A, dedicated to aqueduct cleaning faces an investigation demanded by the General Prosecution of Colombia, revealed Caracol Radio. Temer and the Coup: Confession of Guilt http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12024&SEO=temer-and-the-coup-confession-of-guilt Brasilia (Prensa Latina) The eve of the day a year ago that many in Brazil will remember as ''Day of Shame'', Michel Temer recognizes now that the coup perpetrated against constitutional President Dilma Rousseff, was a consequence of not submitting to Eduardo Cunha''s blackmail. Evo Morales Condemns US Policy towards Syria and Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12020&SEO=evo-morales-condemns-us-policy-towards-syria-and-venezuela La Paz, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales reiterated his condemnation of the United States'' attacks on Syria and the threats against Venezuela, and insisted that the policy is aimed at seizing oil. French Government Hails Agreement to End Strike in Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12019&SEO=french-government-hails-agreement-to-end-strike-in-guiana 22 de abril de 2017, 12:02Paris, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve welcomed today the signing of the agreement in Guiana aimed at ending a general strike that paralyzed the French overseas department for a month. Odebrecht presents Evidence of Mega Tip Endorsed by Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12017&SEO=odebrecht-presents-evidence-of-mega-tip-endorsed-by-temer 22 de abril de 2017, 11:58Brasilia, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The Odebrecht group presented to investigators of the anti-corruption operation Lava Jato documents that would verify today the payment of a mega tip agreed in the presence of the then president of the Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (PMDB) Michel Temer. Colombia: Heavy Rains Leave Damages and Raise Alert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12013&SEO=colombia-heavy-rains-leave-damages-and-raise-alert 22 de abril de 2017, 11:14Bogota, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The heavy rains of April left thousands fatalities and damages in Colombia, which laments the fatal victims left in Mocoa, Manizales and Choco, while nine departments are still on alert today for the bad weather prevailing. Trip to the Sixth Continent: Antarctica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12009&SEO=trip-to-the-sixth-continent-antarctica By Fausto Triana, Special Envoy Magellan Strait (Prensa Latina) Some time ago I was lucky to visit South Africa and Australia. Then I had the idea I had traveled to the end of the world. The reason is very simple, frequently we forget Antarctica exists. Venezuelans Ratify They Will Overcome Coup Attempts http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12007&SEO=venezuelans-ratify-they-will-overcome-coup-attempts By Luis Beaton Caracas, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans ratified this week their decision to overcome coup attempts that opposition sectors promote with the support from foreign interests adverse to constitutional president Nicolás Maduro. Chile Postpones Decision on Detained Bolivian Officials http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=12003&SEO=chile-postpones-decision-on-detained-bolivian-officials La Paz, April 22 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has decided to postpone until Monday, April 24, the ruling on the appeal for constitutional protection to release nine Bolivian officials. Bolivia Calls on UN to Save Mother Earth http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11996&SEO=bolivia-calls-on-un-to-save-mother-earth 21 de abril de 2017, 16:58United Nations, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni has called on the United Nations today to preserve motherland by promoting the culture of life, which he considered an alternative to consumerism imposed by the West. Cuban Medical Brigade Takes Care of More Than 7,000 Peruvians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11988&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-takes-care-of-more-than-7000-peruvians Piura, Peru, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade, which is carrying out its solidarity work in this northern city of Peru and its vicinities, affected by floods, is taking care of more than seven thousand Peruvians. Global CEOs Call G-20 for Greater Disclosure of Climate Risks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11987&SEO=global-ceos-call-g-20-for-greater-disclosure-of-climate-risks Geneva,Apr 21 (Prensa Latina)The heads of major global businesses are urging G20 governments to formally accept that companies should disclose climate-related financial risks. Panama Hosts Latin American Special Olympics Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11982&SEO=panama-hosts-latin-american-special-olympics-games 21 de abril de 2017, 11:57Panama, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd Latin American Special Olympics Games, which today brings together more than 800 athletes and coaches from 21 countries stands out for the determination, skill, dedication, but above all, inclusion. Rainy Season Continues Causing Havoc in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11978&SEO=rainy-season-continues-causing-havoc-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Nine Colombian departments are still on alert for heavy rains, while recovery work continues in Manizales to find missing people while inhabitants of Mocoa try to erase the traces of the devastating avalanches that occurred on April 1st. President-elect of Ecuador Receives Support From Social Organizations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11977&SEO=president-elect-of-ecuador-receives-support-from-social-organizations Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno now has the support of a new front, the Pact of Unity of Peoples, Nationalities, Social Organizations and Workers. Gangs Hired by the Right-wing Attack Hospital in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11974&SEO=gangs-hired-by-the-right-wing-attack-hospital-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, said today that armed gangs hired by the opposition attacked the mother and child hospital Hugo Chávez, located in El Valle neighborhood in this capital. Ecuador Begins Granting Credentials to Elected Assembly Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11966&SEO=ecuador-begins-granting-credentials-to-elected-assembly-members Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian National Electoral Council (CNE) has begun the process to grant credential to the elected provincial assembly members, after the general elections held on February 19. Russian Company Gazprom Interested in Bolivian Gas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11957&SEO=russian-company-gazprom-interested-in-bolivian-gas La Paz, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez reported Wednesday that Russian company GAZPROM is now interested in signing agreements to widen its participation with Bolivia in gas exploration and transportation projects. Unasur Ratifies Transparency of Ecuador's Vote Recount http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11956&SEO=unasur-ratifies-transparency-of-ecuadors-vote-recount Quito, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) International observers from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) have ratified the transparency of the vote recount following the second round of the recently held presidential elections in Ecuador. Cuba Highlights MNOAL's Validity at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11949&SEO=cuba-highlights-mnoals-validity-at-un Geneva, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba highlighted the validity and relevance of the founding principles of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL) at a difficult moment in the world at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Crimea Interested in Economic Ties with Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11943&SEO=crimea-interested-in-economic-ties-with-latin-america Simferopol, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) Russia and the Crimea, in particular, are interested in multilateral cooperation with Latin America, said Georgi Muradov, deputy prime minister of the government and permanent representative of the Russian president in the aforementioned peninsula. FARC-EP: There Are Lot of Things to Do in Sites for Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11941&SEO=farc-ep-there-are-lot-of-things-to-do-in-sites-for-guerrillas Bogota, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Ivan Marquez, has said today that there are a lot of things to do to prepare the zones and transitional points where that guerrilla, the largest group in Colombia, should put down the weapons in their possession. A Member of the Bolivarian National Guard Is Killed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11935&SEO=a-member-of-the-bolivarian-national-guard-is-killed Caracas, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) A sergeant from the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) was killed and a colonel was shot and wounded as a result of the violence generated by ultra-right groups in Venezuela, encouraged by Venezuelan ultra-right parties. Venezuelans Left Clear Support for the Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11932&SEO=venezuelans-left-clear-support-for-the-government By Luis Beaton Dilma Rousseff Denies Illegal Payments Use in Electoral Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11922&SEO=dilma-rousseff-denies-illegal-payments-use-in-electoral-campaign Brasilia, April 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s removed constitutional President, Dilma Rousseff, confirmed that she had never authorized the use of the so-called ''B-Box'', unreported and undeclared financial resources, during her electoral campaign. Venezuelan President Iterates Call to Political Dialogue for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11921&SEO=venezuelan-president-iterates-call-to-political-dialogue-for-peace Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reiterated today the Bolivarian Government''s willingness to establish a negotiation table with opposition organizations, with the purpose of guaranteeing peace and economic development in the country. Bolivia to Hold International Forum on Alternative Ports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11920&SEO=bolivia-to-hold-international-forum-on-alternative-ports La Paz, April 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Chamber of Commerce (CNC), Marco Antonio Salinas, announced the International Forum on Alternative Ports for Bolivian Foreign Trade, in order to seek alternatives to the export of goods by sea. Guyana Highlights 2017 Gold Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11913&SEO=guyana-highlights-2017-gold-production Georgetown, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Guyana extracted 4.62 tons of gold during the first quarter of this year, Labor Minister Raphael Trotman said. India and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation in Biotechnology http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11901&SEO=india-and-cuba-strengthen-cooperation-in-biotechnology New Delhi, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) India may get benefits with the progress of Cuban biotechnology, one of the greatest achievements by Cuba after the triumph of the Revolution in 1959. Authorities in Peru Laud Cuban Medical Brigade Work http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11896&SEO=authorities-in-peru-laud-cuban-medical-brigade-work Piura, Peru, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Minister of Health, Patricia García, and the governor of Piura, Reynaldo Hilbck, lauded the work of a Cuban medical brigade taking care of the victims of the recent floods. Canada Supports Peace Process in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11890&SEO=canada-supports-peace-process-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Canada has expressed its support for Colombia''s peace process through the Mechanism for Political, Economic and Human Rights Consultations between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries, a communique released in this capital said today. Chile Conducts National Census Today, Declares Holiday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11889&SEO=chile-conducts-national-census-today-declares-holiday Santiago de Chile, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Starting at nine o''clock this morning, 583,000 pollsters will visit Chilean homes to find out about its population and other data, in the so-called National Short Census. Guatemala Opens Regional Military Exercises with USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11887&SEO=guatemala-opens-regional-military-exercises-with-usa Guatemala, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Military Deputy Commander of U.S. Southern Command, Lieutenant General of the Army (LTG) Joseph P. DiSalvo, will open today in Guatemala the regional military exercises called Humanitarian Allied Forces (FAHUM), in which several countries are participating. Ecuador: Vote Recount Legitimizes Continuation of Citizen Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11883&SEO=ecuador-vote-recount-legitimizes-continuation-of-citizen-revolution By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Armed Coup Group Arrested in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11882&SEO=armed-coup-group-arrested-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has revealed the detention in this capital of a violent armed group, which planned to cause chaos and violence in the popular march convened today by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Venezuela Defends at UN its Right to Sovereignty and Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11880&SEO=venezuela-defends-at-un-its-right-to-sovereignty-and-peace Geneva, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Jorge Valero, defended sovereignty, unity, and peace in his country, in the face of opposition attempts to carry out a political and economic coup, diplomatic sources said today. Maduro Denounces US Support for Coup Plot in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11879&SEO=maduro-denounces-us-support-for-coup-plot-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro denounced that the alleged coup against the Bolivarian government of Venezuela responds to a script designed in the offices of the US Department of State. Jorge Sanjines: Cuba Lights Up New Latin American Cinema http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11878&SEO=jorge-sanjines-cuba-lights-up-new-latin-american-cinema By Cosset Lazo Perez World Bank Foresees Lat Am Economic Recovery in 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11872&SEO=world-bank-foresees-lat-am-economic-recovery-in-2017 Washington, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) The Gross Domestic Product of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 1.5 percent in 2017, and 2.5 percent in 2018, putting an end to more than 5 years of economic stagnation, the World Bank has forecasted. Chilean Artist Patricio Moreno Exhibits His Art in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11867&SEO=chilean-artist-patricio-moreno-exhibits-his-art-in-cuba Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Center of Hispanic American Culture has currently put together more than twenty pieces for the exhibition Migraciones Forzadas (Forced Migrations), by Chilean artist Patricio Moreno. Ecuador: Importance of Vote Recount Praised http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11862&SEO=ecuador-importance-of-vote-recount-praised Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Recounting more than a million votes at the General Rumiñahui Colisseum Tuesday seeks to guarantee people''s respect, said the president of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (NEC), Juan Pablo Pozo. Turkey, CELAC Quartet to Discuss State of Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11860&SEO=turkey-celac-quartet-to-discuss-state-of-relations Istanbul, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Turkish government reported today on the 4th meeting between Turkey and the quartet of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which will take place here to assess the state of relations. Classical Musicians to Play in Upcoming Cuban Concert Series http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11856&SEO=classical-musicians-to-play-in-upcoming-cuban-concert-series Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Virtuous instrumentalists from a dozen countries will promote classical music in historic spaces of this capital through a series of concerts with a select international and Cuban repertoire. Cuban Medical Brigade Work Continues Despite Conflicts in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11847&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-work-continues-despite-conflicts-in-peru Piura, Peru, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade continued its humanitarian work in this region of northern Peru, despite a protest of residents sheltered in tents where thousands of families live. Cuba Shows Scientific Progress at Int'l Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11844&SEO=cuba-shows-scientific-progress-at-intl-meeting Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is showing its scientific progress of the last decades during the second and last day of the Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Impeachment of Dilma Must Be Annulled, Brazilian Professor Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11843&SEO=impeachment-of-dilma-must-be-annulled-brazilian-professor-says Brasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The express recognition by Michel Temer that the coup against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff was a consequence of the fact that she did not give in to the blackmail of former Congressman Eduardo Cunha does not leave today another alternative to the Supreme Court that to annul the impeachment. Ecuador's Electoral Dispute Tribunal Rejects Opposition Appeal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11840&SEO=ecuadors-electoral-dispute-tribunal-rejects-opposition-appeal Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Electoral Dispute Tribunal in Ecuador has rejected the appeal by the opposition CREO-SUMA, which has persisted in ignoring the results of recounting votes during the presidential elections'' runoff. Brazil: Gone With the Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11839&SEO=brazil-gone-with-the-coup Por Moises Perez MokBrasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) One year after the day that various sectors from society agreed on calling the ''Day of Infamy'', Brazil is suffering the horrible consequences of the parliamentary judicial coup against Constitutional President Dilma Rousseff. Colombia: Tragedy in Mocoa Could Had Been Avoided by Authorities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11837&SEO=colombia-tragedy-in-mocoa-could-had-been-avoided-by-authorities Bogota, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Without waiting for the results of the investigation on the avalanche in Mocoa, criticism in Colombia continues today for the lack of foresight by the authorities to avoid the tragedy experienced in the southern municipality where 321 people died. CNE Recounts 11.2 % of Ballotage Votes in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11824&SEO=cne-recounts-11.2-of-ballotage-votes-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) will now recount 11.2 percent of the votes cast in the second round of elections held in this South American country on April 2. Evo Morales Maintains Leadership, Survey Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11823&SEO=evo-morales-maintains-leadership-survey-says La Paz, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than one decade after his inauguration, Bolivian President Evo Morales has maintained his leadership, with 49 percent approval against 33 from opposition sectors, a survey shows. Venezuelan Labor Leader Rules Out National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11821&SEO=venezuelan-labor-leader-rules-out-national-strike Caracas, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan right has no strength in the workers'' sector to call for a national strike, said today Wills Rangel, president of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers'' Union (CBST). Brazil Records Alarming Increase of Diabetes Cases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11816&SEO=brazil-records-alarming-increase-of-diabetes-cases Brasilia, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Brazil recorded an alarming increase in the number of patients diagnosed with diabetes in the last 10 years, which now represent almost nine percent of the total Brazilian population, the Public Health Ministry reported. President Maduro Calls to Defend Peace and Democracy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11812&SEO=president-maduro-calls-to-defend-peace-and-democracy 17 de abril de 2017, 18:54Caracas, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro assured Monday that Venezuela is living a time of revolution and loyalty, and called for the maintenance of peace and democracy in the nation, in a tribute to the Bolivarian National Militias. Chile will Build International Antarctic Center http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11809&SEO=chile-will-build-international-antarctic-center 17 de abril de 2017, 17:10Santiago de Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Chile will build the International Antarctic Center in the southern city of Punta Arenas, meant to become the entering point to the white continent for the world. Over 6,000 Flood Victims in Peru Seen by Cuban Doctors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11798&SEO=over-6000-flood-victims-in-peru-seen-by-cuban-doctors Piura, Peru, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 6,000 people affected by floods in this region of northern Peru have been attended by the Cuban medical brigade, reported today the head of the solidarity group, Rolando Piloto. International Council for Science Meets in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11797&SEO=international-council-for-science-meets-in-cuba Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, of the International Council for Science (ICSU), is beginning here today with specialized debates focused on sustainable development. Communist Party of Chile Gain Growing Support http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11793&SEO=communist-party-of-chile-gain-growing-support Santiago, Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party (PC) of Chile has celebrated the growing national support obtained in the re-registration campaign, in which it collected more than 67,000 signatures. A Journey to the End of the World: Magellan and the Chilean Antarctic http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11792&SEO=a-journey-to-the-end-of-the-world-magellan-and-the-chilean-antarctic 17 de abril de 2017, 11:38Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Soon, a group of scientists and journalists will travel to the Magellan region and the Chilean Antarctica, which is the end of the world without any type of doubt. Venezuela Will Always Fight for Peace, says Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11767&SEO=venezuela-will-always-fight-for-peace-says-vice-president Caracas, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan former Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel said today that the people will always be striving for maintaining peace to guarantee Venezuela´s economic and social development foundations established by the Bolivarian Revolution. Ecuador Re-emerges from Rubble One Year after the Earthquake http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11765&SEO=ecuador-re-emerges-from-rubble-one-year-after-the-earthquake 16 de abril de 2017, 11:17Quito, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador commemorates today a year of the earthquake that devastated its coastal region, becoming a world symbol of recovery of nation that has re-emerged from the rubble under the leadership of a government whose priority is the human being. Colombia Grenade Blast Injures 32 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11762&SEO=colombia-grenade-blast-injures-32 16 de abril de 2017, 10:55Bogota, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) When Colombia in striving for peace, the explosion of a grenade on Sunday at an establishment in the Colombian municipality of San Pedro, Valle del Cauca, injured 32 people, four of them seriously, the police reported. Foreign Rescuers Search for Missing in Mocoa, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11759&SEO=foreign-rescuers-search-for-missing-in-mocoa-colombia 16 de abril de 2017, 10:27Bogota, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan and Ecuadorian rescue teams are helping to search for missing persons in the Colombian municipality of Mocoa, devastated by the mudslides of Apr 1, Caracol Radio confirmed today. Bolivia Raises Minimum Wage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11758&SEO=bolivia-raises-minimum-wage La Paz, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian minimum wage has increased 310% since President Evo Morales took office in 2006, with an annually continuous increase in the interest of workers, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance website. Pope Francis Calls for Divine Support for Good Seekers in Lat Am http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11755&SEO=pope-francis-calls-for-divine-support-for-good-seekers-in-lat-am Rome, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has called today on the divine power to support those striving to guarantee the common good in Latin America, sometimes marked by political and social tensions that, in some cases, lead to violence, he said. Spanish President to Visit Brazil and Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11747&SEO=spanish-president-to-visit-brazil-and-uruguay Madrid, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, will kick off an official visit to Brazil and Uruguay next week, his first tour of Latin America after being reelected in October 2016. Venezuela: Perpetrators of Vandalism in State of Miranda Arrested http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11742&SEO=venezuela-perpetrators-of-vandalism-in-state-of-miranda-arrested 15 de abril de 2017, 11:50Caracas, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of the municipality of Guaicaipuro, Francisco Garces, informed today that three dozen people had been arrested for their participation in vandalistic acts this week in Los Teques, the capital of the Venezuelan state of Miranda. Ecuadorean National Electoral Council Prepares Vote Recounting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11740&SEO=ecuadorean-national-electoral-council-prepares-vote-recounting 15 de abril de 2017, 11:29Quito, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador is preparing all details to start recounting votes on Tuesday, when authorities will review 3,865 protocols from the second round of presidential elections. Vietnam Congratulates Lenin Moreno for Election Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11731&SEO=vietnam-congratulates-lenin-moreno-for-election-victory Hanoi, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam congratulated Lenin Moreno for his recent victory in Ecuador''s presidential elections, in which he won 51.46 percent of votes, it was reported here today. Informative Manipulation of Private TV Station in Venezuela Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11716&SEO=informative-manipulation-of-private-tv-station-in-venezuela-denounced Caracas, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan analyst Miguel Perez Pirela accused the private television station Globovisión of constructing false news - or false positives - in the alleged protests and demonstrations organized last week by the opposition right wing. 3,865 Ballot Papers of Ecuador's Ballotage to Be Recounted http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11713&SEO=3865-ballot-papers-of-ecuadors-ballotage-to-be-recounted Quito, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) announced the next recount of 3,865 ballot papers of the second round of elections, held on April 2, after analyzing objections from the two contending political organizations. No Argentina Approach for Jorge Sampaoli http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11710&SEO=no-argentina-approach-for-jorge-sampaoli Sevilla, España,Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Jorge Sampaoli made enphasis in that he has not say yes to coaching the Argentina team. You Will Never Break Out Spirit, Said US Immigrants Children http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11706&SEO=you-will-never-break-out-spirit-said-us-immigrants-children Washington, April 14 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of children, stemming from several US states, have mobilized to the White House to send a message against US President Donald Trump''s crackdown on illegal immigration that bring about the separation of families. Colombia Resumes Search Missions for Those Still Missing in Mocoa http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11704&SEO=colombia-resumes-search-missions-for-those-still-missing-in-mocoa Bogota, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian rescuers are resuming missions to search for missing persons in the municipality of Mocoa, stricken by mudslides on April 1, after local groups demanded the continuation of such work, confirmed RCN La Radio. International Congress on Intensive Care URGRAV 2017 Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11700&SEO=international-congress-on-intensive-care-urgrav-2017-concludes Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) The analysis of the impact of zika and H1N1 influenza in Latin America, from the perspective of intensive medicine, marks the last day of the International Congress of the specialty, URGRAV 2017, concluding here today. Michel Temer Government Approval Drops to Five Percent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11690&SEO=michel-temer-government-approval-drops-to-five-percent 13 de abril de 2017, 19:26Brasilia, April 13 (Prensa Latina) Only five percent of Brazilians describe as positive the Michel Temer administration, according to the results of an opinion survey released today. IOC Ratifies Lima as Host of its September Session http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11687&SEO=ioc-ratifies-lima-as-host-of-its-september-session 13 de abril de 2017, 18:36Lausanne, Switzerland, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed today that the city of Lima, capital of Peru, as the venue of its 130th meeting session in September. Cuba Calls to Support More Events on Critical Medicine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11671&SEO=cuba-calls-to-support-more-events-on-critical-medicine Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Pan American Federation of Critical Medicine and Intensive Therapies, Agamenón Quintero, called here today to support events such as Urgrav 2017, which benefit patients in the region. Important International Science Congress in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11666&SEO=important-international-science-congress-in-cuba Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 350 scientific works were received by the 7th International Congress on Medical Urgencies, Emergencies and Intensive Care (URGRAV 2017) in its second day at the Havana Convewntion Center Thursday. Cuban Doctors Still Working Nevertheless of Long Holiday in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11665&SEO=cuban-doctors-still-working-nevertheless-of-long-holiday-in-peru Piura, Perú, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina)The Cuban doctors taking care of the Peruvian flood victims in this city and its sourroundings, are mantianing their solidarity work independently of the long holidays due to Easter. Youngsters Reject US Policies Against Undocumented Immigrants http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11660&SEO=youngsters-reject-us-policies-against-undocumented-immigrants Washington, April 13 (Prensa Latina) A caravan of 40 children and young people, who left three days ago the city of Miami, Florida, arrived here today with a message against deportations of undocumented immigrants. Bachelet Launches Bold Proposal to Improve Pensions in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11654&SEO=bachelet-launches-bold-proposal-to-improve-pensions-in-chile Por By Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A bold proposal to improve pensions in Chile, one of the headaches of society at the moment, left the scene ready for debate in Congress and within social movements. Organizations demand to Resume Search of Missing By Mocoa Mudslides http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11653&SEO=organizations-demand-to-resume-search-of-missing-by-mocoa-mudslides Bogota, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) After almost two weeks of mudslides in Putumayo, organizations in that department demand the government today to continue searching for the missing, in order to find the bodies of all the victims and give them a decent burial. Ecuador's President Supports Random Review of Ballot Papers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11649&SEO=ecuadors-president-supports-random-review-of-ballot-papers Quito, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa supported a proposal by Guayaquil Mayor Jaime Nebot for a random review of ballot papers for the second round of presidential elections held on April 2, but under conditions. Two Dead and One Wounded in Venezuela Violent Protests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11648&SEO=two-dead-and-one-wounded-in-venezuela-violent-protests Caracas, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A 13-year-old adolescent and a 36-year-old man lost their lives as a result of gunshot wounds, and another was injured amid violent incidents encouraged by ultra-right groups in Venezuela''s Lara state. Incitement to Violence in Venezuelan Churches Denounced http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11647&SEO=incitement-to-violence-in-venezuelan-churches-denounced Caracas, April 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Doris Infante, secretary general of the Victims'' Association (Asovic), of the April 2002 coup accused the Archbishop of Caracas, Jorge Urosa Savino, of inciting violence in several catholic churches of Venezuela. Chilean Police Corruption Outrage Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11639&SEO=chilean-police-corruption-outrage-increases Santiago, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The corruption scandal in Chile''s police officers continued to increase, with figures of diversion of resources amounting to about $25.2 million USD and 11 policemen imprisoned. Alarmed after Violence in Venezuela, Russia Calls to Negotiate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11635&SEO=alarmed-after-violence-in-venezuela-russia-calls-to-negotiate Moscow, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Russia said today to be alarmed, due to the spiral of violence by the right in Venezuela and concerned about the statements by the US South Command, while it called to negotiate to solve the political crisis. Venezuela Condemns OAS Inaction Against Opposition Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11629&SEO=venezuela-condemns-oas-inaction-against-opposition-violence 12 de abril de 2017, 16:15Caracas, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino López criticized the leadership of the Organization of American States (OAS) today, for being reluctant to condemn vandalic actions carried out by the opposition in recent demonstrations. Vice President of Venezuela Calls on the People to Guarantee Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11627&SEO=vice-president-of-venezuela-calls-on-the-people-to-guarantee-peace 12 de abril de 2017, 16:08Caracas, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Minister for the Communes and Social Movements, Aristóbulo Istúriz, stated today that awareness, organization and mobilization will be the people''s main weapons to guarantee peace in Venezuela. LatAm Students to Pay Tribute to Che Guevara http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11623&SEO=latam-students-to-pay-tribute-to-che-guevara Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Continental Latin American and Caribbean Students Organization (Oclae) will reissue the caravan that in 1997 transferred to Cuba the remains of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara and a group of his comrades, reported a local newspaper. Mandate of Supreme Court Minister Exposes Coupists in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11620&SEO=mandate-of-supreme-court-minister-exposes-coupists-in-brazil Brasilia, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The authorization given by Minister of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) Edson Fachin to investigate 74 authorities with privileges leaves exposed today key figures of the parliamentary coup staged against Dilma Rousseff. Zika Virus: Themis Initiates Worldwide First Study of Zika Vaccine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11617&SEO=zika-virus-themis-initiates-worldwide-first-study-of-zika-vaccine Vienna,Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) A promising vaccine for the Zika virus is now being tested by Themis Bioscience GmbH, a specialized biotech company developing prophylactic vaccines against emerging tropical infectious diseases. Bolivian President Resumes Government Activities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11615&SEO=bolivian-president-resumes-government-activities La Paz, Apr,12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales resumed his activities today at the Government Palace, where he chaired the usual cabinet meeting after several days of rest due to a throat operation in Cuba. Cuban Doctors Reinforce Hospital Staff for Care of Peruvian Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11614&SEO=cuban-doctors-reinforce-hospital-staff-for-care-of-peruvian-victims Piura, Peru, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban medical brigade working in solidarity in this northern Peruvian city, affected by major floods, began today to reinforce the field hospital installed to take care of the victims. Correa: Opposition Seeks to Avoid Continuity of the Revolution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11612&SEO=correa-opposition-seeks-to-avoid-continuity-of-the-revolution Quito, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa warned today that the opposition, aware of its defeat at polls, only seeks to prevent the continuity of the citizens revolution. The Challenges of the Left in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11606&SEO=the-challenges-of-the-left-in-latin-america Por Orlando Oramas León*Mexico (Prensa Latina) A left-wing president in Mexico would not be good for the United States or even for Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said recently in Washington. UNICEF Praises Impact of Bolivian Social Bonds http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11584&SEO=unicef-praises-impact-of-bolivian-social-bonds 11 de abril de 2017, 17:36La Paz, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The representative to Bolivia for the United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), said payment of the social bonds Juancito Pinto and Juana Azurduy have had a positive impact on children in this country. Thousands of Chilean Students Protest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11578&SEO=thousands-of-chilean-students-protest 11 de abril de 2017, 16:12Santiago de Chile, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of thousands of Chilean students protested Tuesday against a bill designed to establish free learning in higher education, since they consider it is slanted and it is discussed at the back of those interested. Peru: Patients Flock to Cuban Doctors' for Attention http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11574&SEO=peru-patients-flock-to-cuban-doctors-for-attention 11 de abril de 2017, 14:55Piura, Peru, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The amount of people seeking medical attention by Cuban doctors who came to Peru to lend a helping hand amidst the natural disaster caused by heavy rains and flooding has raised the number of consultations to 4,200. Brazilian Neymar Suspended Three Games, To Miss El Clasico http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11570&SEO=brazilian-neymar-suspended-three-games-to-miss-el-clasico Madrid,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Federation of Soccer brought the hammer down on Barcelona''s Neymar on Tuesday, handing him a three-game red card suspension according to Sports Illustrated. UN Dag Halvor Nylander Visits Caracas,Guyana for Border Talks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11568&SEO=un-dag-halvor-nylander-visits-caracasguyana-for-border-talks United Nations,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Esequibo Border Controversy between Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Dag Halvor Nylander, will visit Caracas and Georgetown until Thursday for the first time to hold high-level meetings with national authorities on the way forward in the Good Offices Process. ALBA Countries Denounce U.S. Economic Aggression Against Nicaragua http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11561&SEO=alba-countries-denounce-u.s.-economic-aggression-against-nicaragua Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) on Tuesday denounced the intentions by U.S. congress people to imposed an economic blockade on Nicaragua. Venezuelan Ombudsman Calls to Prevent Violence, Respect Constitution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11560&SEO=venezuelan-ombudsman-calls-to-prevent-violence-respect-constitution Caracas, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ombudsman Tarek William Saab called on the leaders of opposition organizations in Venezuela to respect the Constitution of the Republic to contribute to the country''s stability. Most Europeans Consider Trump Is a Global Threat http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11557&SEO=most-europeans-consider-trump-is-a-global-threat Moscow, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Most people in the main European countries and Brazil consider that President Donald Trump''s taking office in the United States poses a threat to global security, according to a survey published here today. Chile's Center-Left Is in a Labyrinth Before the Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11554&SEO=chiles-center-left-is-in-a-labyrinth-before-the-elections Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Seven months before the elections, Chile''s center-left is in a labyrinth after the resignation of former President Ricardo Lagos and the Christian Democrats'' threat to leave the primaries. American Jurists Transparency of Elections in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11552&SEO=american-jurists-transparency-of-elections-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The American Association of Jurists (AAJ) have today acknowledged Ecuador''s government and institutions for the transparency of recent presidential elections and congratulated winner Lenin Moreno. Argentine Teachers Strike Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11551&SEO=argentine-teachers-strike-again Buenos Aires, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Argentine teachers of the Education Workers Union (Ctera, in Spanish) are striking again today for the repudiation of the police aggression they suffered. Political Map of Chile Adds new Presidential Pre-candidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11546&SEO=political-map-of-chile-adds-new-presidential-pre-candidate By Fausto Triana Bolivian Main Cities to Host Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11541&SEO=bolivian-main-cities-to-host-book-fair La Paz, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Culture Minister Wilma Alanoca reported that the capitals of departments in the country would host the fair book this month, aimed at encouraging reading in the Bolivian population. Chile and China Strengthen Free-Trade Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11540&SEO=chile-and-china-strengthen-free-trade-agreement Santiago de Chile, April 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile and China have taken new steps to strengthen the Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) that both nations have carried out for 10 years, in a strategy that might be consolidated at a high-level meeting in May. Bolivarian Armed Forces to Guarantee Peace in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11539&SEO=bolivarian-armed-forces-to-guarantee-peace-in-venezuela Caracas, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Gen. Vladimir Padrino today said that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) will guarantee the peace and happiness of all Venezuelan nationals, he live-twittered. UN Secretary General Congratulates Ecuadorian President Elect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11538&SEO=un-secretary-general-congratulates-ecuadorian-president-elect United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has congratulated Ecuadorian president-elect Lenin Moreno, and wished him a success in his executive mandate. Ecuador: Ratification of Lenin Moreno's Victory after Data Validation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11536&SEO=ecuador-ratification-of-lenin-morenos-victory-after-data-validation Quito, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno, of the governmental Alianza PAIS Movement, was ratified today as the winner of the presidential elections carried out in Ecuador on April 2, after the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced the official results. Ecuadorian Electoral Council President Denounces Threats http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11525&SEO=ecuadorian-electoral-council-president-denounces-threats 10 de abril de 2017, 15:52Quito, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, has denounced threats from followers of the opposition group CREO-SUMA, who are inciting people today to cause chaos, after their defeat in the general elections. Ecuadorian Ambassador Highlights inCuba Importance of Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11522&SEO=ecuadorian-ambassador-highlights-incuba-importance-of-integration Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Humanism and solidarity are the cornerstone of fraternal relations between Latin American and Caribbean peoples, said Ecuador''s ambassador to Cuba, Fabian Solano. ALBA Meeting Began in Havana With a Call for Unity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11512&SEO=alba-meeting-began-in-havana-with-a-call-for-unity Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) With a call for unity, organization, and solidarity, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez inaugurated today the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). Colombian Attorney's Office to Begin Investigation of Mocoa Tragedy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11510&SEO=colombian-attorneys-office-to-begin-investigation-of-mocoa-tragedy Bogota, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian prosecutor''s office will begin an investigation into the tragedy of Mocoa, which has caused at least 315 deaths, in order to clarify the actions of officials in charge of protecting the population, Caracol Radio confirmed today. El Salvador Calls for Dialogue in Venezuela at ALBA Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11503&SEO=el-salvador-calls-for-dialogue-in-venezuela-at-alba-meeting San Salvador, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez will ratify today the Salvadoran position of support for dialogue in order to seek political consensus in Venezuela, during a meeting of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). Cuban Medical Brigade in Its Second Week of Activities in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11502&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-in-its-second-week-of-activities-in-peru Pirura, Peru, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade begins its second week of work in the shelters of victims of the heavy rains and floods in this northern Peruvian city and its surroundings. Guatemala: OAS in Trouble for Fighting Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11498&SEO=guatemala-oas-in-trouble-for-fighting-venezuela By Isabel Soto Mayedo Exaggerated Dangers in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11495&SEO=exaggerated-dangers-in-venezuela Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Exaggerating the dangers that exist today in Venezuela seems to be part of the strategy to root the image of insecurity in order to justify a foreign intervention that will allegedly save the country''s stability. Colombia Triples Average Global Homicide Rate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11487&SEO=colombia-triples-average-global-homicide-rate Bogota, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Colombia continues to be one of the most violent countries in the world, with a homicide rate that today triples the average global average, despite advances to conclude the peace process in the country. ALBA Countries Meet in Havana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11484&SEO=alba-countries-meet-in-havana Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America-Trade Treaty of the People (ALBA-TCP, in Spanish) is holding in Havana Monday its 15th ordinary session as a follow up of the body''s 15th Summit held in Caracas, Venezuela, in March. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Interference by Foreign Governmen http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11476&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-rejects-interference-by-foreign-governmen Caracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez today called on several Latin American right-wing governments not to ''get involved in the internal affairs of Bolivar''s homeland'' and stop promoting foreign intervention in this South American nation. Bolivia Condemns US Southern Command Statements on Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11468&SEO=bolivia-condemns-us-southern-command-statements-on-venezuela La Paz, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed resounding condemnation and rejection for the interfering statements made by admiral Kurt W. Tidd, leader of US Southern Command, about Venezuela, seeking to justify actions to destabilize the region. Brazilian Bishops Call for Mobilization Against Retirement Reform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11460&SEO=brazilian-bishops-call-for-mobilization-against-retirement-reform 09 de abril de 2017, 10:27Brasilia, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) A note that encourages Christians to mobilize against the reform of the pension system promoted by President Michel Temer today attracts attention in the parishes of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte. Bolivia Accuses IAPA of Concealing Outrage against Reporters in Chil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11452&SEO=bolivia-accuses-iapa-of-concealing-outrage-against-reporters-in-chil 08 de abril de 2017, 16:11La Paz, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Communication Minister Gisela Lopez criticized the attitude assume by the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), after its refusal to make a statement about the outrage committed against journalists from this country in Chile. Fidel Castro Left an Everlasting Legacy, Says Cuban Professor http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11451&SEO=fidel-castro-left-an-everlasting-legacy-says-cuban-professor 08 de abril de 2017, 15:31Bogota, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prominent Academician Luis Suarez described today as everlasting the thinking of Cuban revolution founder Fidel Castro, during a meeting held in this capital to honor him. Russia Notifies Suspension of Direct Telephone Line to The Pentagon http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11435&SEO=russia-notifies-suspension-of-direct-telephone-line-to-the-pentagon 07 de abril de 2017, 20:33Moscow, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Defense Ministry notified the Pentagon today of the direct telephone communication services for emergencies, especially during missions in Syrian airspace. Venezuela Deplores Interference of US Southern Command Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11433&SEO=venezuela-deplores-interference-of-us-southern-command-leader 07 de abril de 2017, 17:49Caracas, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Venezuela deplored today the statements by admiral Kurt Tidd, leader of the US Southern Command, who suggested a regional solution for an alleged humanitarian crisis. Chile Confirms Communist Party as National Political Organization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11432&SEO=chile-confirms-communist-party-as-national-political-organization 07 de abril de 2017, 17:47Santiago de Chile, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Communist Party gained support from important figures and in general, it was formally confirmed as a national organization, with more than 50,000 members so far. Correa Says People´s Victory Defeated Old Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11424&SEO=correa-says-peopleas-victory-defeated-old-ecuador 07 de abril de 2017, 16:39Quito, April 7 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, said today that Lenin Moreno''s recent people´s electoral victory defeated ''the whole old country.'' Peru: Former President's Son Investigated for Money Laundering http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11421&SEO=peru-former-presidents-son-investigated-for-money-laundering 07 de abril de 2017, 16:09Lima, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian Attorney Office for Money Laundering opened an investigation into congressman Kenjo Fujimori, son of former President Alberto Fujimori and brother of Keiko, leader of the party Fuerza Popular, which has most seats in the Parliament, said sources today. Colombian Govt. Highlights Demining Agreement with ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11412&SEO=colombian-govt.-highlights-demining-agreement-with-eln 07 de abril de 2017, 15:21Bogota, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The head of the government negotiators in the dialogues with the ELN, Juan Camilo Restrepo, emphasized today the disposition of that guerrilla to contribute to the demining work in Colombia, agreement derived from the first round of conversations. Bolivia:Chemical Weapons in Syria, is Only an Excuse for Aggression http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11407&SEO=boliviachemical-weapons-in-syria-is-only-an-excuse-for-aggression La Paz, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today considered that the United States used the excuse of chemical weapons in Syria for military intervention. Actors,Intellectuals Demand Guatemala to Respect Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11404&SEO=actorsintellectuals-demand-guatemala-to-respect-venezuela Guatemala, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) The Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity, chapter Guatemala, today requested the Government of Jimmy Morales to respect the right to self-determination and sovereignty of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Peru: Cuban Doctors Take Care of Over 2,500 Patients http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11400&SEO=peru-cuban-doctors-take-care-of-over-2500-patients Piura, Peru, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade took care of a total of 2,570 patients, mostly children and adolescents, in four days of work in this northern city of the country and in the shelters of victims of the floods that hit this region. Venezuela Urges Solidarity Actions to Halt Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11395&SEO=venezuela-urges-solidarity-actions-to-halt-coup Caracas, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) called on the international community to undertake urgent actions of solidarity with Bolivar''s homeland and to avoid any act of interference that puts at stake the independence and sovereignty. Ecuador Readies for Macro Business Round 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11382&SEO=ecuador-readies-for-macro-business-round-2017 Quito, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador readies to host the 6th Macro Business Round that will gather local exporters and foreign investors next June 6 and 7. First Cycle of Colombian Government-ELN Peace Negotiations Concludes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11370&SEO=first-cycle-of-colombian-government-eln-peace-negotiations-concludes 06 de abril de 2017, 17:16Sangolqui, Ecuador, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The peace negotiators between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) concluded today their first round of talks to put an end to more than 50 years of armed conflict in Colombia. US Strategy to Destabilize Venezuela Denounced in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11367&SEO=us-strategy-to-destabilize-venezuela-denounced-in-cuba 06 de abril de 2017, 16:41Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to Cuba Ali Rodriguez denounced in this capital that the current situation in his country answers to a strategy by the United States and the right in the continent to isolate and destabilize it. Correa Blames US Hackers for Ecuadorean Elections Attack http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11366&SEO=correa-blames-us-hackers-for-ecuadorean-elections-attack 06 de abril de 2017, 16:39Quito, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has blamed US hackers for the April 2´s National Electoral Council´s webpage offline during presidential elections. New Effort in Bolivia to Reduce Housing Deficit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11365&SEO=new-effort-in-bolivia-to-reduce-housing-deficit 06 de abril de 2017, 16:02La Paz, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice president Alvaro Garcia Linera ratified today his Government''s willingness to build new houses to reduce the housing deficit in the country. USA Congratulates Lenin Moreno´s Presidential Election Victory http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11364&SEO=usa-congratulates-lenin-morenoas-presidential-election-victory 06 de abril de 2017, 15:37Washington, April 6 (Prensa Latina) The United States congratulated today Lenin Moreno for his victory in the second round of Ecuador''s presidential election on April 2. Panama Rebuffs OAS Maneuver against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11363&SEO=panama-rebuffs-oas-maneuver-against-venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 15:23Panama, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Some 40 domestic and international personalities and social organizations have signed an open letter -addressed to the Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela-, rebuffing the actions taken by the Organization of American States (OAS) against Venezuela. Argentine Trade Unions on General Strike,First Incidents are Reported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11355&SEO=argentine-trade-unions-on-general-strikefirst-incidents-are-reported 06 de abril de 2017, 12:38Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The general strike of the Argentine labor federation, CGT, the first against the government of Mauricio Macri, has began early today and there are already strong incidents at the Panamericana Avenue. Cuban Medical Brigade Increases Activities in Peruvian Region http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11352&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-increases-activities-in-peruvian-region 06 de abril de 2017, 12:22Piura, Peru, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade that attends in this city and its vicinities to the victims of the heavy floods that hit the region, increased today its activities at the request of the local health authorities. European MP Demand Rejection of External Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11350&SEO=european-mp-demand-rejection-of-external-interference-in-venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 12:08Madrid, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The European Member of Parliaments from Spain, Slovenia and Portugal have called on the European Parliament (EP) to reject external maneuvers against Venezuela from the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, and to accompany the dialogue supported by UNASUR and the Vatican. Brazil Host South-South Event on Sustainable Production, Consumption http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11349&SEO=brazil-host-south-south-event-on-sustainable-production-consumption 06 de abril de 2017, 11:52Brasilia, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 40 countries, and about 100 authorities and specialists are participating here today in the Conference on South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Production and Consumption, promoted by the UN Environment Program. Chilean Columnists Warn of Conspiracy in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11346&SEO=chilean-columnists-warn-of-conspiracy-in-venezuela 06 de abril de 2017, 11:32Santiago, Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Two well-known Chilean columnists, the lawyer and ex diplomat Eduardo Contreras and the journalist Marcel Garces, warned of a conspiracy against the Venezuelan Government. Russian ROSATON Explained in Bolivia the Nuclear Energy Potential http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11342&SEO=russian-rosaton-explained-in-bolivia-the-nuclear-energy-potential La Paz, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian state corporation ROSATOM offered two lectures to the students and the Bolivian scientific community on the possibilities of nuclear technology, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy of the South American country announced today. Computer Fraud: The New Lie of the Ecuadorean Opposition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11341&SEO=computer-fraud-the-new-lie-of-the-ecuadorean-opposition Por Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) When the opposition appeared to lack pretexts to accept its defeat in the presidential elections in Ecuador, it is now trying to create a new farce: computer fraud. Plans for Coup against Venezuelan Gov't Detailed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11337&SEO=plans-for-coup-against-venezuelan-govt-detailed Caracas, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Details of a coup plot that includes street violence and attacks on military units, in order to create a scenario conducive to foreign military intervention, were unveiled here by Bolivarian leader Diosdado Cabello. Legislative General Elections in Argentina summoned in October http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11336&SEO=legislative-general-elections-in-argentina-summoned-in-october Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean government announced that primary legislative elections will be held on August 13, followed two months later on October 22 by general elections. People of Venezuela March to Defend Bolivarian Constitution http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11333&SEO=people-of-venezuela-march-to-defend-bolivarian-constitution Caracas, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Members of non-governmental organizations and social movements march in this capital today to demonstrate against the interference policies of the international right-wing and show their readiness to defend the Constitution and peace of Venezuela. Social Effervescence Echoes in Argentina, Labor Unions at Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11329&SEO=social-effervescence-echoes-in-argentina-labor-unions-at-strike Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Argentina woke up today with a strike by almost all sectors called by the labor union CGT (General Labor Confederation), in a call to the Government to end the implemented economic policies. New International Trade Union to be based in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11324&SEO=new-international-trade-union-to-be-based-in-colombia Bogota, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Confederacion General de Trabajadores de Colombia (CGT) announced the summon to constitute a new international trade unión organization, called Alternativa Democratica Sindical to be presented in Bogota this month. CEPAL Announces Meeting in Mexico on Sustainable Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11323&SEO=cepal-announces-meeting-in-mexico-on-sustainable-development Santiago de Chile, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The first meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Sustainable Development will be held in Mexico, from April 26-28, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced. Uruguay Confirms Participation in Bioceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11316&SEO=uruguay-confirms-participation-in-bioceanic-railway 05 de abril de 2017, 17:58La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister for Public Works Milton Claros said today that Uruguay confirmed its participation in the construction of the Central Bioceanic Railway CFBC), an initiative boosted by President Evo Morales. UN Recognizes Colombian Government and FARC-EP Commitment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11315&SEO=un-recognizes-colombian-government-and-farc-ep-commitment 05 de abril de 2017, 17:52United Nations, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The members of the UN Security Council recognized today Colombian government and the FARC-EP commitment to stopping the internal conflict in Colombia. Number of Deaths after Landslides in Colombia Still Rising http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11311&SEO=number-of-deaths-after-landslides-in-colombia-still-rising 05 de abril de 2017, 17:21Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed today that the number of deaths due to landslides in the municipality of Mocoa rose to 293, while around 300 settlers are missing. Debates on Paraguayan Crisis to Continue at Round-Table Discussion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11301&SEO=debates-on-paraguayan-crisis-to-continue-at-round-table-discussion 05 de abril de 2017, 15:36Asuncion, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The first session of the round-table discussion called by President Horacio Cartes to give some solutions to the Paraguayan political crisis concluded today with the sole agreement to continue debating on next Friday,. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Denounces Coupist Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11300&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-denounces-coupist-plan 05 de abril de 2017, 15:33Caracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez regarded the coupist plan orchestrated by the rightwing opposition of her country, trying to start violence on the streets of the Venezuelan capital. Bolivian FM Said OAS Must Respond its Members´ Interests http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11299&SEO=bolivian-fm-said-oas-must-respond-its-members-interests 05 de abril de 2017, 15:09La Paz, April 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni stated today at OAS´ Permanent Council Meeting that this agency must respond to the interests of all its members without favoring the richest. Opposition Demonstration Cause Traffic Jams in Ecuadorian Capital http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11296&SEO=opposition-demonstration-cause-traffic-jams-in-ecuadorian-capital 05 de abril de 2017, 15:03Quito, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Closed roads, burned tires and traffic jams are some of the irregularities experienced today in central avenues of the Ecuadorian capital due to demonstrations of the Ecuadorian opposition that refuses to accept its defeat at the polls. Videoart Festival Continues in Cuban Province of Camaguey http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11292&SEO=videoart-festival-continues-in-cuban-province-of-camaguey 05 de abril de 2017, 13:15Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) A selection of 79 works will be presented today at the 7th International Camagüey Videoart Festival (Fivac), which will run until April 9 in this central-eastern city of Cuba. FARC-EP Send Another Shipment with Aid to Mocoa Survivers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11286&SEO=farc-ep-send-another-shipment-with-aid-to-mocoa-survivers Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) has sent two tonnes of food for people affected by the landslides in the Colombian municipality of Mocoa, which phenomenon killed at least 290,000 , Confirmed today news. Diosdado Cabello: OAS Signs its Death Certificate in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11281&SEO=diosdado-cabello-oas-signs-its-death-certificate-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The OAS signed its death certificate, assured here the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, after the regional body did not recognize Bolivia as the pro tempore presidency of the Permanent Council. Foreign Experts Discuss Geological Sciences in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11280&SEO=foreign-experts-discuss-geological-sciences-in-cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Experts from around the world are debating today at the 7th Cuban Earth Science Convention about the contribution of this field to sustainable development. More Than 1000 Peruvians Already Treated by Cuban Medical Brigade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11278&SEO=more-than-1000-peruvians-already-treated-by-cuban-medical-brigade Piura, Peru, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) More than a thousand patients were treated by the Cuban medical brigade arriving in this northern city of the country to assist the victims of the floods that devastated this territory, the group leader, Rolando Piloto said today. Bolivia Demands Spanish Firm to Resume Work on Hydroelectric http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11275&SEO=bolivia-demands-spanish-firm-to-resume-work-on-hydroelectric La Paz, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The State National Electricity Enterprise (ENDE) of Bolivia demanded today that Spanish firm Corsán-Corviam resumes work at the hydroelectric plant of Miguillas and put a deadline of April 16. XX Biennial of Graphic Humor Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11274&SEO=xx-biennial-of-graphic-humor-ends-in-cuba Havana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) With the commitment to promote Latin American graphic humor and the invitation to upcoming meetings, the 20th edition of the San Antonio de los Baños Biennial, in the western Cuban province of Artemisa, says good bye today. France Promises to Respond to Demands of French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11273&SEO=france-promises-to-respond-to-demands-of-french-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France will respond to all the demands made by demonstrators in Guiana as part of the general strike that began more than a week ago, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve promised today. Spanish Parties Abort Statement against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11272&SEO=spanish-parties-abort-statement-against-venezuela Madrid, April 5 (Prensa Latina) United We Can and the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) frustrated today the pretension of the Spanish conservative government and other parties to approve an institutional declaration on Venezuela in the Congress of Deputies. Colombians to Start Crucial Historical Clarification Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11270&SEO=colombians-to-start-crucial-historical-clarification-process Bogota, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Senator Ivan Cepeda has called on Colombians today to participate in a crucial historical clarification process that will allow to know what happened during more than 50 years of violence and finally bring about national reconciliation. UNASUR Library Receives Cuban Donation with José Martí Books http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11268&SEO=unasur-library-receives-cuban-donation-with-jose-marti-books By Sinay Cespedes Moreno.Quito, April 5 (Prensa Latina) The library of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), located in the Middle of the World, received today books, as well as audiovisual and musical material donated by the Cuban Embassy. The complete works of José Martí and facsimile versions of the Golden Age (children's stories), also written by the Cuban national hero and renowned writer, journalist and Latin American thinker, were part of the donation. ECLAC Stresses Relevance of Direct Foreign Investment http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11263&SEO=eclac-stresses-relevance-of-direct-foreign-investment Santiago de Chile, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Barcena highlighted the relevance of direct foreign investment (DFI) to contribute to Agenda 2030 targets for sustainable development. Venezuelans on Alert in Light of Coup http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11262&SEO=venezuelans-on-alert-in-light-of-coup Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The people and authorities of Venezuela on Tuesday showed that they are prepared to counter the coup plans designed in a script written by several authors who want to break the country''s constitutional order. Council of Ministers of France Addresses Crisis in Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11261&SEO=council-of-ministers-of-france-addresses-crisis-in-guiana Paris, April 5 (Prensa Latina) France''s Council of Ministers tackles today the situation in Guiana, a French overseas department where tensions are mounting with the occupation of the Space Center as part of the strike that began more than a week ago. Opposition Tries to Hinder Political Dialogue in Paraguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11259&SEO=opposition-tries-to-hinder-political-dialogue-in-paraguay Asunción, April 25 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of a dialogue to solve the political crisis in Paraguay summoned by President Horacio Cartes is set for today in this capital, although sectors of opposition could hinder it. Scientists Show Uncertainty on Future Development of El Niño http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11252&SEO=scientists-show-uncertainty-on-future-development-of-el-nino Brna, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The predictions on the activity of meteorological phenomenon ''El Niño'' for the present year, are still uncertain, since it is not still known if it will develop at global, or at a local level, reported the World Weather Organization. Peruvian Regional Authorities Thank Cuban Medical Solidarity http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11250&SEO=peruvian-regional-authorities-thank-cuban-medical-solidarity 04 de abril de 2017, 16:54Piura, Peru, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from the Peruvian region of Piura expressed their recognition to the solidary work of a Cuban medical brigade taking care of affected people by the floods in that territory of the north of Peru. Bolivia: OAS Should Be an Example of Respect to Institutionality http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11248&SEO=bolivia-oas-should-be-an-example-of-respect-to-institutionality 04 de abril de 2017, 16:49La Paz, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today that the Organization of American States (OAS) should be an example for its respect to institutionality. Official Report Ratifies Electoral Victory by Lenin Moreno http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11247&SEO=official-report-ratifies-electoral-victory-by-lenin-moreno 04 de abril de 2017, 16:44Quito, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) ratified Lenin Moreno as the winner of the second round of the presidential electins in Ecuador, with 51.16 percent of the votes. Senior Citizens' Priority at Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11217&SEO=senior-citizens-priority-at-cuban-health-system Havana, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Alberto Fernandez, head of the Elderly Care Department at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), has recognized today the priority the Cuban health system has provided to the care of the elderly in the island . Different Electoral Alternative in Chile with Precandidate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11216&SEO=different-electoral-alternative-in-chile-with-precandidate Santiago de Chile, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) A different electoral alternative in Chile is gaining ground with precandidate Beatriz Sanchez, journalist, for the Frente Amplio, a leftwing coalition. Bolivia to Denounce in Global Forums Institutional Coup in OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11208&SEO=bolivia-to-denounce-in-global-forums-institutional-coup-in-oas La Paz, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s ambassador to the OAS, Diego Pary, announced the determination to denounce in international forums the institutional coup to the presidency of his country in the Permanent Council of the hemispheric body. Search of Missing Persons among Debris in Mocoa, Colombia, Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11206&SEO=search-of-missing-persons-among-debris-in-mocoa-colombia-continues Bogotá, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Survivors of one of the worst humanitarian tragedies in Colombia, Mocoa residents woke up again today in the mud and debris left by the avalanches, where they are still searching for missing relatives. Venezuelans Protest OAS Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11203&SEO=venezuelans-protest-oas-interference Caracas, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of militants from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela are leading a march today to reject OAS interference in the internal affairs of the South American nation and to support President Nicolás Maduro''s administration. Argentinean Trade Unions Ready for Massive National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11197&SEO=argentinean-trade-unions-ready-for-massive-national-strike Buenos Aires, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentina starts this week with marches and protests of teachers and the Confederacion General de Trabajadores (CGT), that will stage its first big national strike next Thursday. Venezuela Gives New Steps to Improve Economic Model http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11194&SEO=venezuela-gives-new-steps-to-improve-economic-model Caracas, Apr 4 (PL) The Secretary of Foreign Trade and International Investment, Jesus Faría, announced that the Government of Venezuela will give new steps to accelerate the transit to a socialist economy. UN: Bolivia Asks for Release of Nationals Arrested in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11190&SEO=un-bolivia-asks-for-release-of-nationals-arrested-in-chile 03 de abril de 2017, 17:19La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni asked today the United Nations Human Rights Council to mediate in the situation to release nationals imprisoned in Chile. At least 262 People Killed by Mudslides in Mocoa, Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11189&SEO=at-least-262-people-killed-by-mudslides-in-mocoa-colombia 03 de abril de 2017, 17:18Bogota, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said today that at least 262 people died due to Saturday''s avalanches of mud and water in Mocoa, Putumayo department. French Govt. Rejects Rising Budget for Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11185&SEO=french-govt.-rejects-rising-budget-for-guiana 03 de abril de 2017, 16:13Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) First Prime Minister of France Bernard Cazeneuve, reaffirmed today his willingness to response the French Guyanese strikers demands, but he rejected the possibility to rise to $2.5 billions Euros the budget for the measures. Bolivia Adjourned OAS Meeting on Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11184&SEO=bolivia-adjourned-oas-meeting-on-venezuela 03 de abril de 2017, 16:12La Paz, April 3 (Prensa Latina) An Organization of American States (OAS) meeting on Venezuela was adjourned today by Bolivia because the respective call was not previously consulted and did not provide any information to the national delegation, which has been presided over the regional organism''s Permanent Council since last Saturday. Bolivia Counts on Help of China to Organize Sports Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11181&SEO=bolivia-counts-on-help-of-china-to-organize-sports-games 03 de abril de 2017, 15:17La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) A delegation of five experts from China arrived in Bolivia Monday to help in the arrangments for the ceremonies of inauguration and closing of the South American Sports Games in Cochabamba in 2018. Maduro Reaffirms Willingness to Do Justice for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11180&SEO=maduro-reaffirms-willingness-to-do-justice-for-peace 03 de abril de 2017, 15:15Caracas, April 3 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called upon the law imposition to those responsible for some acts which threaten people, in view of threats from right-wing sectors that committed themselves to violence. García Linera Confirms Fast Recovery of Bolivian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11177&SEO=garcia-linera-confirms-fast-recovery-of-bolivian-president 03 de abril de 2017, 14:39La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Álvaro García Linera confirmed today a rapid recovery of President Evo Morales, who underwent surgery in Cuba for a small nodule on the left vocal cord. Colombian Guerrilla Ready to Help Mocoa Reconstruction http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11175&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ready-to-help-mocoa-reconstruction 03 de abril de 2017, 13:51Bogota, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander Iván Márquez confirmed that members of that guerrilla group are ready to help in the reconstruction of the municipality of Mocoa, which is experiencing a humanitarian tragedy after Saturday''s mudslides. Guadeloupe to Host 5th Congress of Writers of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11173&SEO=guadeloupe-to-host-5th-congress-of-writers-of-the-caribbean 03 de abril de 2017, 13:50Basse-Terre, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) More than one hundred of English,Spanish and French-speaking authors will participate in the 5th Congress of Writers of the Caribbean, which will take place from April 5 to 9 in Guadeloupe, confirmed today the Organizing Committee. International Danzon Festival Miguel Failde in Memoriam,Ends in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11171&SEO=international-danzon-festival-miguel-failde-in-memoriamends-in-cuba 03 de abril de 2017, 13:08Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) After four days, the II International Danzon Meeting Miguel Failde in Memoriam, held here, gave last night the Grand Prizes (GP) of dance and composition, during the final round accompanied by the music of the Aragon Orchestra. World Chefs Association Recognizes Merits of Cuban Cuisine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11166&SEO=world-chefs-association-recognizes-merits-of-cuban-cuisine Havana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The World Association of Chefs Societies (WorldChefs) has declared the island''s cuisine a World Intangible Heritage, spokesmen of the Federation of Culinary Associations of the Republic of Cuba (FACRC) reported today. French Gov't Continues Attempts to Control Crisis in French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11164&SEO=french-govt-continues-attempts-to-control-crisis-in-french-guiana 03 de abril de 2017, 11:28Paris, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) New negotiations in Cayenne between Minister Ericka Bareigts and the demonstrators who keep paralyzed French Guiana mark today the French government''s attempts to try to control the crisis in that overseas department. Banned Access to Paraguayan Partliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11163&SEO=banned-access-to-paraguayan-partliament Asunción, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Banned access to the venue of the Paraguayan Congress stands today due to the threat of imminent collapse of part of its structure, affected by a fire on Friday due tio the violent protests in this capital. Ecuador Opposition Loser Says He Will Challenge the Results http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11160&SEO=ecuador-opposition-loser-says-he-will-challenge-the-results Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso, who lost in the second round of elections, warned that he will challenge the results of the vote, which is now witnessing the victory of the candidate Lenin Moreno. President Santos Highlights Solidarity with Mocoa Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11157&SEO=president-santos-highlights-solidarity-with-mocoa-victims 03 de abril de 2017, 10:04Bogota, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos highlighted the great solidarity expressed by several leaders of the region and the world, following the tragedy in Mocoa, Putumayo department, with more than 200 victims. Suitability of Staying in OAS Analyzed in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11156&SEO=suitability-of-staying-in-oas-analyzed-in-venezuela Caracas, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Political and academic circles are focusing today on analyzing the suitability of Venezuela staying as a member of the Organization of American States (OAS), due to that forum''s attacks on the Bolivarian Revolution. Lenin Moreno will Walk alongside Ecuadoreans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11155&SEO=lenin-moreno-will-walk-alongside-ecuadoreans Por Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Singing the verses written by Antonio Machado, with music by Joan Manuel Serrat: ''Walker there is no path, you make the path as you go'', Ecuadorean President-elect Lenin Moreno promised before thousands of people to keep the path of the Citizen''s Revolution. Rafael Correa Congrats Lenin Moreno, Rejects Violence after Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11152&SEO=rafael-correa-congrats-lenin-moreno-rejects-violence-after-elections 03 de abril de 2017, 08:55Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) President Rafael Correa has congratulated Lenin Moreno, who won the electoral runoff, and rejected violent actions in several cities of the South American country after the polls closed. Lenin Moreno Is Ecuador's New President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11147&SEO=lenin-moreno-is-ecuadors-new-president 03 de abril de 2017, 00:22Quito, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno, candidate for the ruling PAIS Alliance and co-leader of the Citizens'' Revolution in Ecuador as Vice President of Rafael Correa, won Sunday the presidential ballotage and will be this country''s new president till 2021. Bolivian Gov't Plans to Generate 400,000 Jobs by 2020 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11146&SEO=bolivian-govt-plans-to-generate-400000-jobs-by-2020 La Paz, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian deputy minister of Employment, Civil Service and Cooperatives, Arturo Alessandri, informed that the government, through the Ministry of Labor, is preparing a plan to generate at least 400,000 jobs by 2020. Moreno Wins Electoral Run-Off; Will Be Ecuador's Next President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11144&SEO=moreno-wins-electoral-run-off-will-be-ecuadors-next-president 02 de abril de 2017, 22:25Quito, Abr 2 (Prensa Latina) Former Vice President Lenin Moreno, candidate for the ruling PAIS Allience, won the second round of elections this Sunday and will be Ecuador''s next president. Strikers Demand that FranceGrant Special Status for Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11137&SEO=strikers-demand-that-francegrant-special-status-for-guiana Paris, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the striking movement in Guiana demanded that France grant a special status that would guarantee greater autonomy for that French overseas department, which today hampers Paris''s claim to control the protest.Âá Youths Express Solidarity with Venezuela in Costa Rica http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11136&SEO=youths-express-solidarity-with-venezuela-in-costa-rica San Jose, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Participants in the Cultural Meeting for the Youth and Trade Union Unit of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, taking place in Costa Rica, expressed their solidarity with the Bolivarian government and the Venezuelan people. Second Round of Presidential Elections Goes Smoothly in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11135&SEO=second-round-of-presidential-elections-goes-smoothly-in-ecuador Quito, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The second round of presidential elections being held throughout Ecuador and abroad goes smoothly, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, said today Venezuela: Opposition Lacks Arguments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11129&SEO=venezuela-opposition-lacks-arguments Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The opposition to the government of President Nicolas Maduro has lost followers despite its insistence on its destabilizing plans, expressed now with allegations of an alleged rupture of constitutional order in the country. Ecuadorians Elect Next President and Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11125&SEO=ecuadorians-elect-next-president-and-vice-president Quito, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorians are participating today in the second round of general elections to choose the president and the vice president who will rule the country from 2017 to 2021. Energy Minister Says Lithium Reserve is Bolivia´s Future http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11123&SEO=energy-minister-says-lithium-reserve-is-boliviaas-future La Paz, April 2 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy Rafael Alarcon said that Bolivia''s Lithium Reserve (YLB) will be the future for the nation and contribute to the industrialization of the world´s slightest metal as the new domestic economy takeoff. Argentine Professors Announce another National Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11122&SEO=argentine-professors-announce-another-national-strike Buenos Aires, April 2 (Prensa Latina) Argentine professors grouped around the Confederation of Education Workers (CTERA), who in last few weeks have been involved in violent outcries, announced a new national strike by April 5. General Attorney´s Office Investigates Violent Acts in Asuncion http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11117&SEO=general-attorneyas-office-investigates-violent-acts-in-asuncion Asuncion, April 1 (Prensa Latina) A special team of the Attorney General´s Office of Paraguay is conducting some investigations on the violent events occurred from Friday to Saturday in Asuncion. Bolivia to Get Benefits from Andean Community Satellite http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11107&SEO=bolivia-to-get-benefits-from-andean-community-satellite La Paz, Apr 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia, now a member of the Andean Community (CAN) will be able to use the capacities of the SES-10 Satellite, which will offer commercial services for operators of telecommunication and broadcasting networks. Venezuela Is Today our New Cuba, Says Uruguayan Senator http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11100&SEO=venezuela-is-today-our-new-cuba-says-uruguayan-senator 31 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Montevideo, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Broad Front Senator Constanza Moreira condemned the campaign orchestrated against Venezuela and asserted that a statement against that country was today as a statement against Cuba 20 years ago. More than 150 Social Leaders Killed in Colombia in 14 Months http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11096&SEO=more-than-150-social-leaders-killed-in-colombia-in-14-months 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:33Bogota, Colombia, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Ombudsman, Carlos Alfonso Negret, presented today a report on social leaders killed in the country in the last 14 months, which amounts to 156 violent deaths. Venezuela to Strengthen Productive Development http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11095&SEO=venezuela-to-strengthen-productive-development 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:32Caracas, March 31 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami said that the Bolivarian government will work intensely to harness resources and strengthen the productive development in each local region. Ecuador in Favor of Dialogue to Solve Situation in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11094&SEO=ecuador-in-favor-of-dialogue-to-solve-situation-in-venezuela 31 de marzo de 2017, 16:20Quito, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian Government insisted today that negotiation was the mechanism to solve the current problems between the main Venezuelan political actors. Argentinean Government Increased Gas Fees http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11091&SEO=argentinean-government-increased-gas-fees 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:49Buenos Aires, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Argentine energy and mining minister, Juan José Aranguren announced today the gas tariffs that will increase around 30 or 40 percent more. Bolivia to Denounce Violation of Rights of Bolivian Citizens in Chil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11090&SEO=bolivia-to-denounce-violation-of-rights-of-bolivian-citizens-in-chil 31 de marzo de 2017, 15:48La Paz, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni announced that his country would denounce to the United Nations Human Rights Council the violation of the constitutional rights of this country''s citizens that remain detained in Chile. Colombian Guerrilla Plans to Hold Its Congress in July http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11082&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-plans-to-hold-its-congress-in-july Bogota, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander Iván Márquez stressed today that the Colombian guerrilla will hold its next congress late in July or early August, when it plans to establish its political party. Colombian Ecopetrol Reported Discovery of New Crude Deposit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11078&SEO=colombian-ecopetrol-reported-discovery-of-new-crude-deposit Bogotá, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The discovery of a new oil deposit in an exploration well located in the municipality of Rionegro, in the northern department of Santander, is highlighted today by the local media quoting the parastate Colombian company Ecopetrol. Inti Illimani celebrates in Chile 50 Years of Artistic Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11076&SEO=inti-illimani-celebrates-in-chile-50-years-of-artistic-life By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) A magical evening, with nostalgic passages of cultural and political nature, allowed to celebrate 50 years of the musical career of the Chilean musical group Inti Illimani. Venezuela Rejects International Rightwing Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11074&SEO=venezuela-rejects-international-rightwing-interference Caracas, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The government of Venezuela rejected te economic boycott and media campaign of international rightwing forces promoted by the United States Department of State against the sovereignty and democratic order of the South American nation. Unemployment in Brazil Hits Record High http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11072&SEO=unemployment-in-brazil-hits-record-high Brasilia, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Almost a year after taking control of Brazil with the promise of boosting the economy and generating jobs, Michel Temer's government faces today a record high unemployment rate, with 13.5 million unemployed persons. Colombian Guerrilla Continues Disarmament in Temporary Camps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11070&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-continues-disarmament-in-temporary-camps Bogotá, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Despite the delays in the adaptation of its temporary camps, the FARC-EP, along with the Colombian Government, continue today the procedures for the disarmament of that guerrilla, President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed. Bolivia Denounces Mistreatment to Journalists in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11068&SEO=bolivia-denounces-mistreatment-to-journalists-in-chile La Paz, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Press Workers'' Confederation has sent an official note to the UN today denouncing the mistreatment suffered by television journalists and those from other media from this country in Chile. Negotiations to Resolve Crisis in French Guiana Resumed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11066&SEO=negotiations-to-resolve-crisis-in-french-guiana-resumed Paris, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Negotiations to try to resolve the crisis in French Guiana continue today after French Minister of Overseas, Ericka Bareigts, presented her apologies to the people of that overseas department of France. Lenin Moreno Urges to a United Ecuador, with Work and Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11065&SEO=lenin-moreno-urges-to-a-united-ecuador-with-work-and-opportunities Quito, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) ''My proposal is clear: we want a united Ecuador, with work and opportunities, where we all feel included,'' said Lenin Moreno, candidate for the presidency by the government Allianza PAIS, at the close of its electoral campaign. Argentineans Prepare their Pockets as Gov't Plans Higher Gas Tariffs http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11064&SEO=argentineans-prepare-their-pockets-as-govt-plans-higher-gas-tariffs Buenos Aires, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean minister of Energy and Mining, Juan Jose Aranguren, announced today gas tariffs will go up between 30 or 40 percent. Cuban Medical Contingent Traveling to Assist Peruvian Victims http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11062&SEO=cuban-medical-contingent-traveling-to-assist-peruvian-victims Havana, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Brigade 23 of the International Contingent of Specialists in Disaster Situations and Severe Epidemics, Henry Reeve, left for Peru today to help those affected by the heavy rains in that country. Venezuelan Sectors Insist in the Dialogue before Right-wing Assault http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11061&SEO=venezuelan-sectors-insist-in-the-dialogue-before-right-wing-assault Caracas, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan sectors are insisting on dialogue as an alternative to the confrontation that seems to favor groups opposed to the government of constitutional president Nicolás Maduro. Bolivia to Denounce Chile´s Abuse on Journalists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11053&SEO=bolivia-to-denounce-chiles-abuse-on-journalists La Paz, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will denounce at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights the recent violations of Bolivian journalists´ human rights in Chile, said minister of Communication Gisela Lopez. UK will Suffer Brexit´s Worst Consequences, Says German FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11048&SEO=uk-will-suffer-brexitas-worst-consequences-says-german-fm 30 de marzo de 2017, 17:38Berlin, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister of Germany Sigmar Gabriel said today that the United Kingdom will be the most damaged country for its exit from the European Union (EU) or Brexit, no matter how good are the agreements reached. Colombian Vice President Assumes Tasks for Peace and Security http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11042&SEO=colombian-vice-president-assumes-tasks-for-peace-and-security 30 de marzo de 2017, 16:23Bogota, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos assigned today to General (r) Oscar Naranjo the task of being in charge of national peace and security, during the ceremony in which the military officer was sworn in as vice president. Bolivia to Seek Strengthening Role by OAS Members http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11034&SEO=bolivia-to-seek-strengthening-role-by-oas-members 30 de marzo de 2017, 15:09La Paz, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The representative for the Organization of American States (OAS), Diego Pary, said Bolivia would seek to strengthen the role of the member countries, after assuming on Saturday the presidency of the Permanent Council of that regional authority. Suspended Negotiations to Solve Crisis in Guyana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11031&SEO=suspended-negotiations-to-solve-crisis-in-guyana 30 de marzo de 2017, 14:52Paris, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) The negotiation process between French ministers and demonstrators in Guyana, a France overseas department, were suspended after the latter refused to hold talks behind closed doors. Students Keep Seiged Main Peruvian University http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11028&SEO=students-keep-seiged-main-peruvian-university 30 de marzo de 2017, 14:19Lima, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) A protest against undue charges has paralyzed for the second day in a row the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos, the main university in Peru, whose campus was taken by disgruntled students. Innovative Chilean Project to Produce Water from Air http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11027&SEO=innovative-chilean-project-to-produce-water-from-air 30 de marzo de 2017, 13:26Santiago de Chile, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Water crisis is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind towards the future, the starting point for an innovative Chilean project based on the production of the vital microparticle liquid from the air. Lawmaker Considers Loss of FA Majority in Uruguay a Strong Signal http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11020&SEO=lawmaker-considers-loss-of-fa-majority-in-uruguay-a-strong-signal 30 de marzo de 2017, 12:15 Montevideo, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Jose Carlos Mahia, president of the House of Deputies of Uruguay, has considered a very troubling signal the loss of the parliamentary majority of the ruling Broad Front (FA) Party. Early Voting for Inmates in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11013&SEO=early-voting-for-inmates-in-ecuador 30 de marzo de 2017, 10:41Quito, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) People deprived of freedom (PPL)in Ecuador develop an early vote in which they will elect the forthcoming president and Vice president of this South American country. Cuba Stresses Quality of Chilean Graduates http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11008&SEO=cuba-stresses-quality-of-chilean-graduates By Reina Magdariaga Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) I have appreciated in young people from my country who have graduated from this island the quality of the training of health professionals in Cuba, a Chilean delegate of the 3rd International Convention on Technology and Health said. Colombia General Ã'scar Naranjo Assumes as Vicepresident Elect http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11007&SEO=colombia-general-ascar-naranjo-assumes-as-vicepresident-elect Bogota, March 30 (Prensa Latina) Retired General Ã''scar Naranjo assumes today the vice presidency of Colombia, during a protocol ceremony in the Palace of Nariño, headed by President Juan Manuel Santos. Tense Day in Argentina, Labor Federations in General March http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11004&SEO=tense-day-in-argentina-labor-federations-in-general-march Buenos Aires, March 30 (Prensa Latina) In a March that is almost over, marked here by strikes and protests, Argentina is experiencing a new day of mobilization with a general march convened by the labor federations CTA and Autonomous CTA. Bolivian President Travels to Cuba for Surgery http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11002&SEO=bolivian-president-travels-to-cuba-for-surgery La Paz, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has traveled to Cuba today to undergo surgery that will remove a small nodule from the left vocal cord. Brazilian Tourist Market Breaks a Records in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10995&SEO=brazilian-tourist-market-breaks-a-records-in-cuba Brasilia, March 30 (Prensa Latina) The visit of Brazilian travelers to Cuba is currently breaking an annual record with a 31%-126% growth, according to diplomatic sources. Venezuela Calls for Strengthening fight Crime in South America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10991&SEO=venezuela-calls-for-strengthening-fight-crime-in-south-america 29 de marzo de 2017, 17:48Caracas, March 29 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has proposed to establish an observatory to assess violence in South America, join efforts from all nations and effectively fight crime in the region. Professors Call for a March of the Torches in Buenos Aires http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10988&SEO=professors-call-for-a-march-of-the-torches-in-buenos-aires 29 de marzo de 2017, 17:05Buenos Aires, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Some professors from Buenos Aires, amid a teaching strike, have called for a march of the torches. Approval of Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia Welcomed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10985&SEO=approval-of-special-jurisdiction-for-peace-in-colombia-welcomed 29 de marzo de 2017, 16:31Bogota, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Interior Minister Juan Fernando Cristo described as great news for Colombia the approval in Congress of the reform bill that would create the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), the core of the agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Uruguayan Govt. Approves Decree for the Benefit of the Disabled http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10982&SEO=uruguayan-govt.-approves-decree-for-the-benefit-of-the-disabled 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:55Montevideo, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan government has approved a decree for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the training centers of the national public and private education system, in addition to libraries, an official source informed today. Bolivia: Outreageous Treatment to National Journalists in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10981&SEO=bolivia-outreageous-treatment-to-national-journalists-in-chile 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:54La Paz, Mar 29 (PL) Bolivia considered the treatment started to a group of Bolivian journalists in Chile, who were interrogated and been forced to sign a document not to exercise their work in this nation officially, as outreagous. Venezuelan Vice President Urged to Create Digital Platform http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10980&SEO=venezuelan-vice-president-urged-to-create-digital-platform 29 de marzo de 2017, 15:52Caracas, March 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami urged the creation of an inclusive digital platform for the people to consciously fight the political battle by social and alternative media. Colombia Inaugurates Libraries Close to Guerrillas Camps http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10974&SEO=colombia-inaugurates-libraries-close-to-guerrillas-camps Villavicencio, Colombia, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Two mobile libraries were open in the guerrilla temporary zones of Buenavista and La Cooperativa, where FARC-EP troops remain concentrated in pre-demobilization phase. Venezuela, European Union to Increase Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10972&SEO=venezuela-european-union-to-increase-trade Caracas, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Jesus Faria, has said today that his country and the European Union will establish a technical commission to increase trade. Scientists Warn about New Right Wing's Policies in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10971&SEO=scientists-warn-about-new-right-wings-policies-in-argentina Por Harald NeuberBerlin, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of university experts in Latin America warned today, in a call published on the Internet, about the consequences of the neoliberal policies adopted by the government of President Mauricio Macri in Argentina. FARC-EP Affirms It Will Continue Defending Colombian Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10969&SEO=farc-ep-affirms-it-will-continue-defending-colombian-peace-process Bogotá, March 29 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP leader Timoleón Jiménez said today that Colombian guerrillas will continue defending the peace process despite any setbacks and assured that together with the Government it will push for the implementation of the November pact. Cuba Highlights Venezuela's Victory at OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10966&SEO=cuba-highlights-venezuelas-victory-at-oas Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has hailed today Venezuela for defending the Latin American and Caribbean dignity, based on truth, reason and justice against the OAS and its Secretary General''s actions to undermine and topple the Bolivarian Revolution. Brazil Focused on Bolivian Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10960&SEO=brazil-focused-on-bolivian-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Brazil confirmed its participation in the project of the Integration Railway Bioceanic Corridor (CFBI) and as part of the project will be accompanying Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay in the monthly meetings to carry out the initiative. Public Transportation Drivers in Argentina to Join CGT Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10948&SEO=public-transportation-drivers-in-argentina-to-join-cgt-strike Buenos Aires, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Public Service drivers, including metro conductors, joined the strike the Confederacion General del Trabajo (CGT) has convened for April 6 in Argentina. President Calls to Increase Measures against Storm in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10943&SEO=president-calls-to-increase-measures-against-storm-in-colombia 28 de marzo de 2017, 19:46Bogota, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called mayors and governors today to increase precautionary measures to counteract the effects of the current rainy season, which has caused the death of 12 people in few days. Hong Kong Ends Brazilian Meat Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10937&SEO=hong-kong-ends-brazilian-meat-ban 28 de marzo de 2017, 17:49Brasilia, March 28 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government has announced the reopening of meat trade from Hong Kong, China, and also the complete recovery of all major global consumers for meat exports. Dominican Republic Defends Non-Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10936&SEO=dominican-republic-defends-non-interference-in-venezuela 28 de marzo de 2017, 17:01Santo Domingo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado asserted today that his country supports negotiation and is committed to solving the situation in Venezuela, and called to non-interference in the internal affairs of that country. Chile Denies Visas to Bolivian Defense Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10932&SEO=chile-denies-visas-to-bolivian-defense-minister 28 de marzo de 2017, 15:50Santiago de Chile, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Chile has announced that as a result of that ''he has boycotted the Chilean products and offensively referred to the President of the Republic,'' Bolivian defense minister´s visa has been denied . Evo: New Vaccine will Favor Bolivians' Health http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10929&SEO=evo-new-vaccine-will-favor-bolivians-health 28 de marzo de 2017, 15:42La Paz, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stated today that the introduction of the new vaccine against human papillomavirus in Bolivia is an important step in the health care of the people. Bolivia: Interference Statements against Venezuela Rejected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10926&SEO=bolivia-interference-statements-against-venezuela-rejected 28 de marzo de 2017, 14:39 La Paz, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The solidarity movement in the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz rejected the interference statements given by Organization of American States (OAS) secretary general Luis Almagro against Venezuela. Uruguay Refuses to Apply Democratic Clause to Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10924&SEO=uruguay-refuses-to-apply-democratic-clause-to-venezuela Montevideo, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa considered impractical the application of the democratic clause to Venezuela as proposed the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. Indigenous Worried for Loss of Glaciar in Colombian Mountains http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10918&SEO=indigenous-worried-for-loss-of-glaciar-in-colombian-mountains Bogotá, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Indigenous Arhuacos, guardians of the Sierra Nevada mountains of Santa Marta, expressed their worry about the progressive loss of ice in the capped mountains covering the range and called to take urgent measures to counter the problem. Colombian Gov't Ratifies Negotiations with ELN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10917&SEO=colombian-govt-ratifies-negotiations-with-eln Bogota, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Colombian government negotiators in the talks with the ELN guerrilla, Juan Camilo Restrepo, said today that they will continue talks in Quito, Ecuador, with the purpose of achieving a stable and lasting peace for Colombia. New Law Guarantees the Sowing of Coca for Life in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10914&SEO=new-law-guarantees-the-sowing-of-coca-for-life-in-bolivia La Paz, March 28 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has affirmed today that the new Coca Leaf Law guarantees sowing of this plant for life in Bolivia for traditional consumption and medical use, while defending the country''s identity and history. Work to Rescue People Trapped in Floodings Resumes in Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10909&SEO=work-to-rescue-people-trapped-in-floodings-resumes-in-peru Lima, March 28 (Prensa Latina) Special troops of the Peruvian armed forces resumed work to rescue victims trapped in their houses by the floods of the last days in the northern region of Piura, with an official toll of four dead persons. Caracas People to Condemn OAS Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10907&SEO=caracas-people-to-condemn-oas-interference-in-venezuela Caracas, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of demonstrators participate here today in a march condemning the interventionist and interference policy of the Organization of American States (OAS) against the people and the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela. Glaciers in Colombia Are Reduced to 37 Square Kilometers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10904&SEO=glaciers-in-colombia-are-reduced-to-37-square-kilometers Bogota, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian scientists say that the glaciers in the country could disappear in less than three decades due to the effects of global warming, a phenomenon they consider without retreat. Culture Event in Ecuador Strengthens Regional Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10902&SEO=culture-event-in-ecuador-strengthens-regional-cooperation Quito, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Meeting of Cultures and Countries seeks to promote rapprochement and strengthen cooperation among Latin American countries, during the third day of this event in Ecuador. Brazil: EU Commissioner to Investigate Measures for Sanitary Control http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10898&SEO=brazil-eu-commissioner-to-investigate-measures-for-sanitary-control Brasilia, March 28 (Prensa Latina) European Union (EU) Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, will investigate here the measures taken by Brazil to improve the instruments of health control in the production of meat and its derivatives. Ecuador: Final Electoral Stage Shadowed by Dirty Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10890&SEO=ecuador-final-electoral-stage-shadowed-by-dirty-campaign Quito, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The electoral campaign in Ecuador, which will soon hold ballotage on April 2nd, is shadowed by the attacks of the right-wing against the Government and its candidates. Minister of Defense Foresees to Visit Bolivians Imprisoned in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10888&SEO=minister-of-defense-foresees-to-visit-bolivians-imprisoned-in-chile La Paz, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Minister of Defense, Reimy Ferreira, wants to move soon to Chile to visit nine Bolivian citizens imprisoned there, announced the viceminister of Institutional and Consular Management, Carmen Almedras. Piura Locals Swim Across the Streets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10883&SEO=piura-locals-swim-across-the-streets 27 de marzo de 2017, 16:36Lima, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Piura inhabitants, 1050 kilometers north, have to swim to go over flooded streets after a 14-hour heavy rain. Colombian Govt. Ex Negotiator Joins Presidential Candidacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10882&SEO=colombian-govt.-ex-negotiator-joins-presidential-candidacy 27 de marzo de 2017, 16:35Bogota, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Colombian former vice president Humberto de la Calle, who served as head of government spokespersons in the peace talks, is preparing his candidacy for the 2018 elections, WRadio announced today. Argentine Intelligence Chief Denounces Espionage Once Again http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10874&SEO=argentine-intelligence-chief-denounces-espionage-once-again Buenos Aires, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean ex-chief of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) Oscar Parrilli once again denounced political espionage after the release of new private talks broadcast on the media over the weekend. Bolivia Condemns in Parlasur Chilean Chancellor´s Unfriendly Attitude http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10873&SEO=bolivia-condemns-in-parlasur-chilean-chancelloras-unfriendly-attitude Montevideo, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian lawmaker Eliana Berton denounced the unfriendly acts of Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, who ordered the withdrawal of the flag from the Bolivian consulate in that country, as opposed to international standards. ACRN Condemns OAS Contrivances Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10871&SEO=acrn-condemns-oas-contrivances-against-venezuela Managua, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Nicaragua (ACRN) condemned the contrivances of the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, against the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela. Evo Morales Increases in Popularity Despite Media War http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10868&SEO=evo-morales-increases-in-popularity-despite-media-war La Paz, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales´s popularity continues to rise despite the media war that is aimed at trying to malign his image, Minister of Communication Gisela Lopez said. Canadian and European Companies Interested in Bolivian Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10865&SEO=canadian-and-european-companies-interested-in-bolivian-mining La Paz, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has reported Monday that three companies from Canada and Europe expressed their interest on investing in Bolivia''s mining sector. Venezuela Requests Suspension of Extraordinary OAS Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10863&SEO=venezuela-requests-suspension-of-extraordinary-oas-meeting Caracas, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has demanded today the suspension of the special OAS session, slated for tomorrow at the request of 18 countries, considering it a violation of the regional bloc statutes. Venezuela Will Defend Latin American Dignity at OAS http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10855&SEO=venezuela-will-defend-latin-american-dignity-at-oas By Luis Beaton Argentinian White Helmets Working for Recovery in Peruvian Trujillo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10853&SEO=argentinian-white-helmets-working-for-recovery-in-peruvian-trujillo Buenos Aires, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A voluntary team from the White Helmet Commission, a body of the Argentinian Foreign Ministry, is currently working in Trujillo, a city that was considerably affected by a natural disaster that is hitting Peru. Boliviana de Aviacion Buys Six Planes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10850&SEO=boliviana-de-aviacion-buys-six-planes La Paz, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s state airline Boliviana de Aviacion (BOA) has bought six of the 20 planes now in operation after 8 years operating, said general manager Ronald Casso to reporters Sunday. Venezuela Reiterates Commitment to Defend the Peoples of Mercosur http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10849&SEO=venezuela-reiterates-commitment-to-defend-the-peoples-of-mercosur Caracas, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ratified the commitment of Venezuela as a member of the South Common Market (Mercosur) to defend the rights of inclusion of the peoples forming this regional integrration process. Elton John and James Taylor Ready for Argentina's Concert http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10848&SEO=elton-john-and-james-taylor-ready-for-argentinas-concert Buenos Aires, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Posters all around the city announce the concert that two great musicians, British Elton John and American James Taylor, will give in this capital. Brazil, Paraguay to Review Strengthening MERCOSUR http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10847&SEO=brazil-paraguay-to-review-strengthening-mercosur 26 de marzo de 2017, 12:50Brasilia, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian and Paraguayan governments will review the economic and trade strengthening of MERCOSUR and the external negotiations by that regional bloc, during the visit that Brazil''s Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira will pay to Asuncion, starting tomorrow. Rockfall Kills Four People in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10846&SEO=rockfall-kills-four-people-in-colombia Bogota, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A rockfall caused by unstopping rains in Colombia reached a bus on the Bogota-Girardot route, causing the death of four people and wounds to seven in the locality of Puerto Araujo, department of Cundinamarca. Brazilian Workers Unions to Decide on New Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10845&SEO=brazilian-workers-unions-to-decide-on-new-strike Brasilia, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s seven biggest trade union confederations will define tomorrow the date for a new strike against the reforms the government of President Michel Temer has been enforcing; the labour action could even turn into a general strike. Colombian Gov't and FARC-EP Supervise Peace Pact Application http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10821&SEO=colombian-govt-and-farc-ep-supervise-peace-pact-application Bogotá, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Government and Insurgent FARC-EP supervise as of today in Cartagena de Indias the steps to implement the definitive agreement between both parts, confirmed Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner of Peace for Colombia. Bolivia: FELAP Accuses Chile of Violating Right to Information http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10820&SEO=bolivia-felap-accuses-chile-of-violating-right-to-information La Paz, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The honorary president of the Latin American Federation of Journalists (FELAP) Iván Canelas accused today the Chilean authorities of violating the right to information, by preventing the exercise of Bolivian professionals from the press. 50 Years of Che's First Victorious Fight Celebrated in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10818&SEO=50-years-of-ches-first-victorious-fight-celebrated-in-bolivia By Pedro Rioseco La Paz, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The echo of the firing of the first victorious combat of the guerrilla of the commander Ernesto Che Guevara in Bolivia resounded last night, 50 years later, in the auditorium of the Central Bank during a massive act to remember that historical fact. Left-wing Urged to Resume Offensive in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10816&SEO=left-wing-urged-to-resume-offensive-in-latin-america Mexico, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Unity, integration and links with the popular sectors are paramount today for leftist and progressive forces in confronting the right-wing counter-offensive in Latin America. France Tries to Stop Protests in French Guiana http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10815&SEO=france-tries-to-stop-protests-in-french-guiana Paris, March 25 (Prensa Latina) France announced today the decision to send an inter-ministerial commission to Guyana to try to calm the situation in its overseas territory, agitated in recent days by a large movement of protesting demonstrations. Colombian President Rules Out Peace Pact Renegotiation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10802&SEO=colombian-president-rules-out-peace-pact-renegotiation 24 de marzo de 2017, 16:58Bogota, March 24 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos denied the possibilities to renegotiate the peace agreements already signed by both the Government and FARC-EP. Parlacen Recognizes Solidary Gestures with Peru http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10795&SEO=parlacen-recognizes-solidary-gestures-with-peru 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:31Giatemala, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Central American Parliament (Parlacen) recognized the solidary gestures by the countries which let their opportune support to Peru, because of the heavy rains affecting this South American nation and now, are keeping the Peruvian people and government in tension. Confirmed Frauds in Pinochet Widow's Foundation in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10794&SEO=confirmed-frauds-in-pinochet-widows-foundation-in-chile 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:28Santiago, Chile, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The fraud committed at the expense of the State of Chile by the CEMA Chile Foundation was confirmed by the actions of a special judge who seized 34 properties from the entity headed by Augusto Pinochet''s widow. Colombia Hands In at UN Final Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10793&SEO=colombia-hands-in-at-un-final-peace-agreement 24 de marzo de 2017, 15:27United Nations, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s permanent representative to the United Nations, María Emma Mejía, handed in today the final agreement for the end of the conflict in the South American country to Secretary-General António Guterres. Colombian Communists Propose National Democratic Project http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10785&SEO=colombian-communists-propose-national-democratic-project Bogota, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Colombia (PCC) proposed in the plenary that has just concluded, to initiate a national democratic project aimed at preserving the peace agreements reached by the government and the FARC-EP. Ecuador: Opposition Statements about Balloting Rejected http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10784&SEO=ecuador-opposition-statements-about-balloting-rejected Quito, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian National Electoral Council (CNE) rejected statements from opposition candidate to vicepresident Andres Paez, who commented that his organization CREO-SUMA will reveal results of the balloting before the closing of the electoral colleges, in failure to comply the electoral regulations. Argentina Marches for Victims of Last Military Dictatorship http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10780&SEO=argentina-marches-for-victims-of-last-military-dictatorship Buenos Aires, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Argentineans willgather today at Plaza de Mayo, a symbol of so many struggles, on occasion of the National Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, to pay tribute to the victims of the last military dictatorship (1976-1983). Bolivian Team to Participate in Annual NASA Competition http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10777&SEO=bolivian-team-to-participate-in-annual-nasa-competition La Paz, mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Six students of the Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA) of Bolivia will participate from March 30 through April 1st in the yearly NASA competition: Human Exploration Rover Challenge. Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay Confirmed for BioOceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10774&SEO=peru-bolivia-brazil-and-uruguay-confirmed-for-biooceanic-train La Paz, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Milton Claros, Minister of Public Works of Bolivia, announced that Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay have up to now confirmed their participation in the project for the Railroad BioOceanic Central Train Corridor. FAO Praises Coal Production in Latin America and the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10772&SEO=fao-praises-coal-production-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean Santiago de Chile, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The FAO regional office, headquartered in this capital city, praised today the big coal production in Latin America and the Caribbean, which is only behind Africa. Venezuela Joins Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10768&SEO=venezuela-joins-asian-investment-and-infrastructure-bank Caracas, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela joined the Asian Investment and Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), said today Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Parade for 138th Year of Lost Access to the Sea, Held by Bolivians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10767&SEO=parade-for-138th-year-of-lost-access-to-the-sea-held-by-bolivians La Paz, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia marked today the 138th year of the loss of the access to the sea with a civil-military parade at the plaza Abaroa, chaired by President Evo Morales and Bolivian authorities. Argentina's Former President in Oral and Public Trial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10766&SEO=argentinas-former-president-in-oral-and-public-trial Buenos Aires, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio stated the oral and public argument of Argentinean former President Cristina Fernandez in court for alleged offense of unfaithful administration to the detriment of the public administration. PDVSA Assured There is no Gasoline Crisis Distribution in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10757&SEO=pdvsa-assured-there-is-no-gasoline-crisis-distribution-in-venezuela 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:40Caracas, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The state-owned company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) said that boasts nowadays enough gas reserves, so its distribution will be redoubled nationwide , in response to recent long lines at the gas stations. Cuba and Uruguay Consolidate Parliamentary Links http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10756&SEO=cuba-and-uruguay-consolidate-parliamentary-links 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:31Havana, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Esteban Lazo, president of the Cuban National Assembly (Parliament) received Uruguayan Chamber of Representatives president Jose Carlos Mahia, as part of the process of strengthening relations between Cuba and Uruguay. Bolivia Believes in the Force of Justice, by Evo Morales http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10754&SEO=bolivia-believes-in-the-force-of-justice-by-evo-morales 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:27La Paz, March 23 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stressed, during the ceremony for the Day of the Sea, that Bolivia believes in the force of justice to return with sovereignty to the coasts of the Pacific Ocean. Jose Mujica and Felipe Gonzalez to Verify Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10753&SEO=jose-mujica-and-felipe-gonzalez-to-verify-peace-agreement 23 de marzo de 2017, 15:04Bogota, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) The ex-presidents from Uruguay, Jose Mujica, and Spain, Felipe Gonzalez, will be part of the International Group of Verification of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian government, and the local rebel movement Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP), as confirmed by both parts Thursday. German Investors Interested in Bolivia Business http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10745&SEO=german-investors-interested-in-bolivia-business La Paz, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) An official delegation from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Germany and German businessmen stressed here that Bolivia is an attractive country to invest. CELAC Coordinators Regulate Actions in El Salvador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10742&SEO=celac-coordinators-regulate-actions-in-el-salvador San Salvador, March 23 (Prensa Latina) The national coordinators of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in El Salvador today to regulate actions and prepare the next summit with the European Union. Ban to Publish Polls in the Face of Ballotage Rules in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10738&SEO=ban-to-publish-polls-in-the-face-of-ballotage-rules-in-ecuador Quito, March 23 (Prensa Latina) From today, a closure period for the dissemination of polls in the face of the second round of presidential elections scheduled for April 2 rules in Ecuador. Venezuela Expels Two European Journalists for Illegal Activities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10735&SEO=venezuela-expels-two-european-journalists-for-illegal-activities Caracas, March 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela expelled two BBC journalists, Ian O''Reilly and Stephen Sackur, for illegal activities and breaches of national laws, said representative Diosdado Cabello. Businessmen Repatriated Million of Dollars to Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10720&SEO=businessmen-repatriated-million-of-dollars-to-venezuela 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:17Caracas, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Bicentennial Bank President Miguel Perez Abad said that Venezuela received the injection of at least US $ 11.7 billion in repatriation for its economy. Japan Forbids Import of Meat Coming from Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10718&SEO=japan-forbids-import-of-meat-coming-from-brazil 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:12Tokyo, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Japanese government prohibited the import of meat proceeding from Brazilian companies under investigation for commercializing products that were breaking the safety standards, announced today official sources. Central Bio-Oceanic Train Means Integration, Says Bolivian President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10717&SEO=central-bio-oceanic-train-means-integration-says-bolivian-president 22 de marzo de 2017, 17:11La Paz, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales explained today that the project of the Central Bio-Oceanic Railway would benefit half of the South American countries and means integration of the Americas with the rest of the continents. Venezuela, South Africa Strengthen Collaboration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10705&SEO=venezuela-south-africa-strengthen-collaboration Caracas, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and South Africa are strengthening economic relations and have established new strategic alliances to develop mining in both countries. All Ready for Power Venezuela Fair 2017 to Kick Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10703&SEO=all-ready-for-power-venezuela-fair-2017-to-kick-off Caracas, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Economic Agenda to give a boost to its 15 productive motors, will have their main scenario in expo-fair Venezuela Power 2017, starting tomorrow 23 until next Sunday March 26, at the Caracas Polyhedron. Temer Backs Off and Shrinks Pension Reform in Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10699&SEO=temer-backs-off-and-shrinks-pension-reform-in-brazil Brasilia, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The debate on the pension reform in Brazil presents today a new face, after in an unsuspected turn of his number one driving force, president Michel Temer, decided to limit the reform to federal employees. Containers Arrive from UN to Store Colombian Guerrilla Weapons http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10694&SEO=containers-arrive-from-un-to-store-colombian-guerrilla-weapons Bogotá, Colombia, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The first UN containers have arrived at the Colombian department of La Guajira where FARC-EP guerrillas, in demobilization phase, will deposit their weapons, Caracol Radio confirmed today. Maduro Calls for Massive March against US Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10690&SEO=maduro-calls-for-massive-march-against-us-interference Caracas, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a great popular mobilization for the next Sunday in defense of the homeland and to express rejection before the interfering pretensions of the United States, in collusion with right-wing opposition groups. Massive Rally in Bolivia Closed Days for Sea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10689&SEO=massive-rally-in-bolivia-closed-days-for-sea By Pedro Rioseco Experts Warn of Ecological Hazards of Fracking in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10687&SEO=experts-warn-of-ecological-hazards-of-fracking-in-colombia Bogotá, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Petroleum extraction by means of hydraulic fracturing technology, better known as fracking, presents enormous risks for the environment in Colombia, environmental organizations warned today. South American Countries, Germany to Sign Bioceanic Train Memorandum http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10686&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-to-sign-bioceanic-train-memorandum La Paz, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay will sign today a memorandum of understanding with Germany to consolidate technical support for the integral design of the Central Bi-oceanic Railway Corridor. Colombian Congress Will Seek to Boost Application of Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10684&SEO=colombian-congress-will-seek-to-boost-application-of-peace-agreement Bogota, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Sympathizers of the procedures to finalize the conflicto of Colombia will hold in April the Peace Congress in which ideas will be presented to boost the implementation of the pacts signed with the FARC-EP, confirmed today its organizers. Social and political sectors supporters of the pacifying process define the details of the national gathering conceived with the aim of creating alliances and sketch actions that support the carrying out of all that was agreed by both the Government and the guerrilla. Bolivia to be Provided with 500 Containers to Export Urea http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10681&SEO=bolivia-to-be-provided-with-500-containers-to-export-urea La Paz, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Next week, 500 containers will be sent to the ammonia plant in Bulo Bulo, in Cochabamba, to export urea to Brazil and Argentina, said a communique issued by the Bolivian Public Oilfields (YPFB). Cuba Conveys Solidarity to Peru in Time of Disaster http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10676&SEO=cuba-conveys-solidarity-to-peru-in-time-of-disaster 21 de marzo de 2017, 19:41Lima, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President, Raul Castro, has conveyed to Peru condolences for the human and material loss it is suffering, in a message addressed to his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Cuba Conveys Solidarity to Peru in Time of Disaster http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10677&SEO=cuba-conveys-solidarity-to-peru-in-time-of-disaster 21 de marzo de 2017, 19:41Lima, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President, Raul Castro, has conveyed to Peru condolences for the human and material loss it is suffering, in a message addressed to his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Chile is Asked to Stay Out of Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10660&SEO=chile-is-asked-to-stay-out-of-interference-in-venezuela 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:57Santiago, Chile, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Independent Senator Alejandro Navarro requested today the Chilean government to stay out of interference in internal affairs in Venezuela, in addition to distancing itself from aggressive positions. Heraldo Muñoz Reiterated Bolivians Were Arrested in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10657&SEO=heraldo-munoz-reiterated-bolivians-were-arrested-in-chile 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:31Santiago, Chile, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister, Heraldo Muñoz, reiterated that nine arrested Bolivian citizens were carrying out reckless acts in Chile. Venezuela Dismantles Paramilitary Camp on Border with Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10656&SEO=venezuela-dismantles-paramilitary-camp-on-border-with-colombia 21 de marzo de 2017, 15:18Caracas, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) has dismantled a paramilitary camp in a border area between Venezuela and Colombia, confirmed the governor of the state of Táchira, José Gregorio Vielma. Evo Morales Reaffirms Bolivian Economy Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10651&SEO=evo-morales-reaffirms-bolivian-economy-progress La Paz, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales reaffirmed today that Bolivian economy is developing thanks to the country''s ability to finance its own industries and increase productive sectors. Danger of Rains and Floods in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10650&SEO=danger-of-rains-and-floods-in-colombia Bogota, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Due to the increase of the rains 28 percent of the Colombians might turn out to be harmed by floods and more than 31 for avalanches, warned today the Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environmental Studies (Ideam). South American Countries, Germany Begin Talks on Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10640&SEO=south-american-countries-germany-begin-talks-on-bioceanic-train La Paz, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Official representatives of Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia, as well as Germany, began talks here today on the feasibility study the push forward the multinational project of the Central Bioceanic Railway Corridor. Bolivian Detainees Remain in Chile amid Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10631&SEO=bolivian-detainees-remain-in-chile-amid-tensions Santiago de Chile, March 21 (Prensa Latina) The Guarantee Court of Pozo Almonte, Chile, located 1,810 kilometers from this capital, extended until Wednesday the arrest of two military personnel and seven officials of the National Customs of Bolivia. Bolivia Files Formal Reply to Chile at The Hague amid New Tensions http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10628&SEO=bolivia-files-formal-reply-to-chile-at-the-hague-amid-new-tensions La Paz, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia filed in today at the International Court of Justice in The Hague its reply to Chile in the case over its claim to have a sea outlet, in an environment warmed by the kidnapping of nine citizens of this country, at the hands of Chilean Carabiniers. Buenos Aires Gets Ready for 2017 Book Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10621&SEO=buenos-aires-gets-ready-for-2017-book-fair Buenos Aires, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) South African Nobel Prize winner J. M. Coetzee, Spanish Carlos Ruiz Zafon and North American John Katzenbach are among the guests to the International Book Fair of Buenos Aires in April. Tabaré Vázquez Discards Internal Disputes Affect his Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10612&SEO=tabare-vazquez-discards-internal-disputes-affect-his-government 20 de marzo de 2017, 16:47Montevideo, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez discarded today that public disputes among officials of the Frente Amplio (FA) were affecting his government, while saying he felt enormously sad and ashamed for those events. Cuban President Voiced Solidarity with Peru for Disasters http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10606&SEO=cuban-president-voiced-solidarity-with-peru-for-disasters 20 de marzo de 2017, 15:40Lima, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro Ruz offered his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski his heartfelt condolences for the human and material damages. Bolivia Demands Chile the Release of Nine Kidnapped People http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10604&SEO=bolivia-demands-chile-the-release-of-nine-kidnapped-people 20 de marzo de 2017, 14:26La Paz, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bolivia today strongly rejected the kidnapping of nine people, at the hands of Chilean carabineros, and demanded their immediate release. Chile Looks at Africa for Trade and Investments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10601&SEO=chile-looks-at-africa-for-trade-and-investments Santiago de Chile, March 20 (Prensa Latina) Chile has taken action in recent months to strengthen its ties with Africa, with emphasis on trade and investment, a strategy highlighted today by the economic leadership of the Foreign Ministry. Bolivia Summons Chilean Consul after Kidnapping of Nine Bolivians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10599&SEO=bolivia-summons-chilean-consul-after-kidnapping-of-nine-bolivians 20 de marzo de 2017, 12:12La Paz, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government today convened the Chilean consul in La Paz, Manuel Hinojosa, after the kidnapping of nine Bolivian military and customs officers by the Chilean police who trespassed into national territory. After 40 Days on Strike, Stagnant Dialogue in Chilean Mining http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10593&SEO=after-40-days-on-strike-stagnant-dialogue-in-chilean-mining Santiago de Chile, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) After 40 days on strike and slight hope of an agreement between workers and patrons, the panorama of the Escondida mine in Chile, the biggest copper producer in the world, again fell in a standstill. Argentine Teachers Wage Strike Goes On http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10591&SEO=argentine-teachers-wage-strike-goes-on Buenos Aires, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The teacher conflict in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires today shows signs of worsening, in an environment where teachers are ready tomorrow for a great federal march in the whole country. Bolivia Committed to Claim Sea Outlet http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10589&SEO=bolivia-committed-to-claim-sea-outlet The Hague, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni highlighted today the strength and commitment of the international legal team of Bolivia in the maritime demand that will be presented tomorrow at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Chile. Validity of 100 Bolivares Bill Gives Confidence to Venezuelans http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10584&SEO=validity-of-100-bolivares-bill-gives-confidence-to-venezuelans Caracas, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The extension of life to the 100 bolivars bill by a new decree of President Nicolás Maduro generates confidence in the population and banishes despair for its change in banking institutions. Brazil: First Seminar on Desalination and Water Reuse http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10579&SEO=brazil-first-seminar-on-desalination-and-water-reuse Brasilia, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) In the midst of the very serious water shortage facing by most of the cities in the northeast of the country, Brazil will hold the First National Symposium on Desalination and Reuse of the Vital Liquid. Venezuela Creates Web page Against OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10570&SEO=venezuela-creates-web-page-against-oas-secretary-general Caracas, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan social movements have created a website in which a document can be signed in rejection to the actions that the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, is promoting today against this country. Strong Rejection of Foreign Attack against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10561&SEO=strong-rejection-of-foreign-attack-against-venezuela Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan political and social sectors have expressed a strong rejection this week of the request by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro to enforce the Democratic Charter of that bloc against this South American nation. Venezuelan Parties Renew Membership http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10558&SEO=venezuelan-parties-renew-membership 18 de marzo de 2017, 10:41Caracas, Mar 18 (Prensa Latina) Several Venezuelan parties will continue the renewal of their membership today and tomorrow before the National Electoral Council (CNE) with a view to future elections in the country. Teaching of Caribbean Musical Styles to Be Promoted in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10550&SEO=teaching-of-caribbean-musical-styles-to-be-promoted-in-venezuela 17 de marzo de 2017, 18:31Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro asserted today that the history and teaching of the Caribbean musical styles would be promoted in the country through the movement Corazon Salsero (in reference to to Salsa music). Venezuelan President Extends Validity for Bs. 100 Banknotes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10549&SEO=venezuelan-president-extends-validity-for-bs.-100-banknotes 17 de marzo de 2017, 18:19Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro adopted a decree under which he extended the validity and circulation of the Bs. 100 banknote till April 20. Cristina Fernandez Calls for Clarifying News on Arrest Request http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10541&SEO=cristina-fernandez-calls-for-clarifying-news-on-arrest-request 17 de marzo de 2017, 17:04Buenos Aires, March 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentine former President Cristina Fernandez sent current President Mauricio Macri a letter in which she claims to publicly rectify information published on El Clarín newspaper, and some Spanish businessmen ask for arresting her. Bolivian Deputies Support Pro-Sea Outlet Campaign http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10538&SEO=bolivian-deputies-support-pro-sea-outlet-campaign 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:38La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) With the approval of a document establishing March 21 as memorable date for the history of Bolivia, the Chamber of Deputies supported today the nationwide media campaign in favor of a sea outlet. Cuban Experts Study Coca Leaf Properties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10537&SEO=cuban-experts-study-coca-leaf-properties 17 de marzo de 2017, 16:22La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Bolivia, Benigno Perez, informed today that Cuban experts, at the request of the Andean government, have conducted a research to inquire into the scientific properties of the coca leaf. Bolivia Will Have Access to the Sea, Says Foreign Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10535&SEO=bolivia-will-have-access-to-the-sea-says-foreign-minister 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:36La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni is confident that his country will regain its sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean, snatched by Chile during the attack in 1879. Brazil, Paraguay and Chile Classify for World under 17 Soccer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10531&SEO=brazil-paraguay-and-chile-classify-for-world-under-17-soccer 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:19Santiago de Chile, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The teams from Brazil, Paraguay and Chile achieved their classification ticket for the World under 17 Soccer Cup in India, in October, after they beat Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela respectively. Venezuelan Minister Defends Peace and Solidarity at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10532&SEO=venezuelan-minister-defends-peace-and-solidarity-at-un 17 de marzo de 2017, 15:19United Nations, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of Women, Blanca Eekhout, called today to achieve a world with a predominance of peace and solidarity, instead of wars and domination postures. Argentine Teachers Continue on Strike http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10528&SEO=argentine-teachers-continue-on-strike Buenos Aires, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The teachers'' conflict in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, the country''s largest, is sharpened today with new teachers'' protests, while authorities and union leaders are still at odds and the classrooms continue empty. MERCOSUR Meets in Uruguay to Address Demand from Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10522&SEO=mercosur-meets-in-uruguay-to-address-demand-from-venezuela Montevideo, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The third meeting of direct negotiations between the States Parties of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) is taking place today in this capital to continue the demand for the activation of the Protocol of Olives presented by Venezuela. OAS Will Fail in its Attack against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10521&SEO=oas-will-fail-in-its-attack-against-venezuela Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan former Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Charderton, said today that OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, will fail to impose the Democratic Charter on this South American nation. Peace in Colombia Will Take a Long Way, Expert Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10516&SEO=peace-in-colombia-will-take-a-long-way-expert-says Bogota, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle believes that implementing the peace agreements signed with the FARC-EP will be a long way due to the complexity of the reincorporation phase, Caracol Radio reported today. Bolivia Rejects OAS Report on Venezuelan Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10515&SEO=bolivia-rejects-oas-report-on-venezuelan-government La Paz, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Movement of Friendship with Venezuela has described today as illegitimate and disrespectful the report on the Venezuelan Government presented by Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro. Bolivia is Free of Drug Cartels, Says Minister Romero http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10504&SEO=bolivia-is-free-of-drug-cartels-says-minister-romero 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:36La Paz, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Minister of Government, Carlos Romero, affirmed today, during the VII Summit of Citizen Security, that the country is free of drug cartels. Colombian Politicians Praise Cuba´s Support in Post Conflict Stage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10503&SEO=colombian-politicians-praise-cubaas-support-in-post-conflict-stage 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:30Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer and former congresswoman Piedad Cordoba praised Cuba´s support for the Government and the FARC-EP, offering 1,000 scholarships to study medicine during the five coming years. Bolivian Deputy President Highlights Significance of Nationalization http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10502&SEO=bolivian-deputy-president-highlights-significance-of-nationalization 16 de marzo de 2017, 17:16La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian deputy President Alvaro Garcia Linera said today that the nationalization of the electricity company by the Government provides the population with a better service. Venezuela Emphasizes its Commitment with Human Rights in the UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10496&SEO=venezuela-emphasizes-its-commitment-with-human-rights-in-the-un 16 de marzo de 2017, 16:30Geneva, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela emphasized in the United Nations its commitment to guarantee and protect the rights of the Venezuelan population, during the moment for the adoption of the Venezuelan report for its 2nd Universal Periodic Test at the United Nations Human Rights Council Thursday. Bolivia Protest Chile's Action against its Consulate in Antofagasta http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10494&SEO=bolivia-protest-chiles-action-against-its-consulate-in-antofagasta 16 de marzo de 2017, 15:43La Paz, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia presented today a protest against Chile after the police demanded its consulate in Antofagasta to remove patriotic symbols placed on its property. Union for Peace Founded in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10485&SEO=union-for-peace-founded-in-colombia 16 de marzo de 2017, 14:04Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Colombian politicians, artists, businessmen and academicians have founded Union for Peace, an initiative aimed at promoting the implementation of the agreement between the Government and the FARC-EP. Peru Readies Armed Forces to Deal with Rain Emergency http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10484&SEO=peru-readies-armed-forces-to-deal-with-rain-emergency 16 de marzo de 2017, 13:54Lima, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Peru''s Armed Forces and Police are on alert today to help the population on emergency tasks due to floods and landslides caused by torrential rains that affect several regions of this Andean country. Bioceanic Corridor to Develop Railway Industry in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10482&SEO=bioceanic-corridor-to-develop-railway-industry-in-bolivia 16 de marzo de 2017, 13:24La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The construction of a bioceanic rail corridor to link the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans across South America will help develop the railway industry in Bolivia, Public Works Minister Milton Claros said today. Viña del Mar Opens to Free Trade in the Pacific http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10478&SEO=vina-del-mar-opens-to-free-trade-in-the-pacific By Fausto Triana Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Names may vary, but the will to find ways leading to free trade and against protectionism dominated the venue of the Pacific in this city, with 14 convinced actors and the United States in doubt. Lat Am Students Will Honor Che on 50th Anniversary of his Murder http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10477&SEO=lat-am-students-will-honor-che-on-50th-anniversary-of-his-murder Buenos Aires, March 16 (Prensa Latina) The general secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Students Organization (OCLAE), which brings together 38 federations from 24 countries, agreed to reissue a caravan on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Ernesto Che Guevara. Brazilian Government Launches Privatization Program http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10472&SEO=brazilian-government-launches-privatization-program Brasilia, March 16 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government is launching a comprehensive privatization program with the concession of four airports in which it expects to invest 6.613 billion reais (more than two billion dollars). Cuba Offers Colombia 1,000 Scholarships to Study Medicine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10470&SEO=cuba-offers-colombia-1000-scholarships-to-study-medicine Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Colombia, Jose Luis Ponce, has informed that his country will grant the Colombian government and the FARC-EP a fund of 1,000 scholarships to study medicine in the island in the coming five years. Venezuela to Respond to Attacks by OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10468&SEO=venezuela-to-respond-to-attacks-by-oas-secretary-general Caracas, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that Venezuela will respond politically and diplomatically to attacks against the South American nation by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS). Expo Aladi Will Open Bolivia to the World, says FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10466&SEO=expo-aladi-will-open-bolivia-to-the-world-says-fm 16 de marzo de 2017, 04:35La Paz, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The fair of the Latin American Integration Association (Expo Aladi) will be a window of Bolivia open to tghe world, declared the Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni, when referring to the event destined to strengthen regional trade. Bolivia and Cuba Highlighted for Highest Percent of Women in Parliame http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10458&SEO=bolivia-and-cuba-highlighted-for-highest-percent-of-women-in-parliame United Nations, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia and Cuba are the second and third countries, respectively, with highest percent of women in their Parliaments, according to a world political map issued here by the UN-Women and the Inter-parliamentarian Union (IPU). Peru: Mayor of Lima vs. Pan American Games http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10454&SEO=peru-mayor-of-lima-vs.-pan-american-games 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:09Lima, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Luis Castaneda, conservative mayor of Lima, stated today his refusal to hold Pan American Games 2019, surrounded by the polemic triggered by opposing companies and politicians. Pacific Pretends to Revolutionize Trade in Chilean Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10451&SEO=pacific-pretends-to-revolutionize-trade-in-chilean-meeting 15 de marzo de 2017, 18:01By Fausto Triana Venezuela Wins LatAm Best Stand at Moscow Tourism Fair http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10449&SEO=venezuela-wins-latam-best-stand-at-moscow-tourism-fair 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:27Moscow, Mar 15 (Perensda Latina) The media outlets specializing on the 2017 International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MIIT), granted today the award to the best Latin American stand to the Venezuelan delegation. Immigration Officials Denies Lilian Tintori´s Entry into Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10448&SEO=immigration-officials-denies-lilian-tintorias-entry-into-ecuador 15 de marzo de 2017, 17:26Quito, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian immigration officials prevented Venezuelan Lilian Tintori from entering into Ecuador by using a tourist passport. She accepted her plan on proselytizing in favor of the opposition candidate for the presidency. Colombia Creates Solidarity Parliamentary Group with Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10447&SEO=colombia-creates-solidarity-parliamentary-group-with-cuba 15 de marzo de 2017, 16:50Bogota, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Chamber of Representatives (Chamber of Deputies) created a parliamentary group called Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Cuba, with the presence of the vicepresident of the Colombian legislative institution, Miguel Angel Pinto, and the Cuban Ambassador to Bogota, Jose luis Ponce. Thousand Brazilians to Protest Against Michel Temer Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10444&SEO=thousand-brazilians-to-protest-against-michel-temer-reforms 15 de marzo de 2017, 15:36Brasilia, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Tens of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets today to protest against the President Michel Temer´s labor and social security reforms. OAS Secretary Charged with Leading Venezuela's Right http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10440&SEO=oas-secretary-charged-with-leading-venezuelas-right Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister, has accused the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro of leading the most extremist sectors of the Venezuelan right-wing to hamper the democratic stability of Venezuela. Bolivia to Request Int'l Court of Justice to Send Observers to Silala http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10438&SEO=bolivia-to-request-intl-court-of-justice-to-send-observers-to-silala La Paz, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is planning today to request the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in the Hague, to send experts to the Silala springs, originated in its territory and the scene of a dispute with Chile. Mexico Calls for Free Trade in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10436&SEO=mexico-calls-for-free-trade-in-vina-del-mar Viña del Mar, Chile, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico tacitly acknowledged today at a meeting in Viña del Mar, Chile, that measures being applied by the US new administration is forcing it to look towards Asia and the Pacific for new markets and trade. Bolivia Assumes Presidency of CAF Board http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10435&SEO=bolivia-assumes-presidency-of-caf-board La Paz, March 15 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Economy and Public Finance of Bolivia, Luis Arce, will serve for a year as President of the Board of Directors of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) of the Development Bank for Latin America, the Government has reported today. President Santos' Campaign Money Questioned http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10433&SEO=president-santos-campaign-money-questioned Bogotá, March 15 (Prensa Latina) The coordinator of Veedurías sin Fronteras (Observers without Borders), Pablo Bustos, asked the Colombian prosecutor''s office to sanction those involved in irregular publicity financing during the Santos Presidente 2010 campaign, BluRadio confirmed today. Brazil Lives National Mobilization Day against Temer Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10428&SEO=brazil-lives-national-mobilization-day-against-temer-reforms Brasilia, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will live today a National Day of Mobilization and Paralysis against the proposed labor and social security reforms by which popular movements and central trade unions describe as Michel Temer''s ''illegitimate government.'' Strengthening National Identities Is Necessary, Spanish Expert Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10427&SEO=strengthening-national-identities-is-necessary-spanish-expert-says By Claudia Dupeiron Garcia Venezuela Rejects OAS Intervention Report http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10425&SEO=venezuela-rejects-oas-intervention-report Caracas, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro repudiated the report on the nation presented by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, that ''ignores the institutional processes and principles of the organization.'' Andean Parliament to Analyze Antidrug Fight in Peruvian Meetin http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10423&SEO=andean-parliament-to-analyze-antidrug-fight-in-peruvian-meetin Lima, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The struggle against the drug traffcking will be the central point of the discussions at the 49 Ordinary SEssion Period of the Andean Parliament in Lime, Peru, from March 22 to 24. Brazilian Patients Prefer Cuban Doctors, Says Health Minister http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10421&SEO=brazilian-patients-prefer-cuban-doctors-says-health-minister Brasilia, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros admitted that Brazilian patients prefer Cuban doctors in the More Doctors health program to national doctors, and he attributed this preference to their proven dedication to work. Mexico Foresees New Asia-Pacific Trade Opportunities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10420&SEO=mexico-foresees-new-asia-pacific-trade-opportunities Viña del Mar, Chile, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Mexico said today to expect new trade opportunities for the Asia-Pacific countries, in the first day of a top-level meeting in this city. UN Says Plan for Colombian Guerrilla Disarmament in May Continues http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10419&SEO=un-says-plan-for-colombian-guerrilla-disarmament-in-may-continues Bogota, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The head of the UN Mission for Colombia, Juan Arnault, asserted today the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) keep the promise of of finishing the disarmament of that guerrilla movement by the end of May. Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting Starts in Caracas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10418&SEO=venezuela-cuba-enterprise-meeting-starts-in-caracas Caracas, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Since Tuesday and until Friday, Caracas is the host of the Venezuela-Cuba Enterprise Meeting, wanting to strengthen bilateral trade and foster the economic agenda of Venezuela. Brasilian Former President Lula Denounces Being Victim of Massacre http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10417&SEO=brasilian-former-president-lula-denounces-being-victim-of-massacre Brasilia, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva denounced today that he was a victim of a (judicial) massacre and denied any participation in a supposed attempt of hindering the investigations in the anti-corruption operation Lava Jato. Bolivian Vicepresident Highlights Solidarity with Sea Demand http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10416&SEO=bolivian-vicepresident-highlights-solidarity-with-sea-demand La Paz, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vicepresident Alvaro Garcia Linera assured Tuesday that the solidarity and the rules of international justice constitute the best ways to recuperate the Bolivian sovereign exit to open sea to the Pacific Ocean. Santos Welcomes Approval of Special Jurisdiction for Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10408&SEO=santos-welcomes-approval-of-special-jurisdiction-for-peace Bogota, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed today the approval in Congress of the bill that will create the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), considered the backbone of the agreement with the FARC-EP. Ecuador: Ruling Alianza Pais Candidate Favors Presidential Debate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10406&SEO=ecuador-ruling-alianza-pais-candidate-favors-presidential-debate Quito, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The candidate for Ecuador''s ruling ''Alianza País'' movement, Lenin Moreno, has agreed to participate in a Presidential Debate proposed by the Teachers'' Network. Intense Diplomatic Activity in Pacific Dialogue in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10405&SEO=intense-diplomatic-activity-in-pacific-dialogue-in-chile By Fausto Triana National Geographic: Ecuador among the Most Biodiverse Countries http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10390&SEO=national-geographic-ecuador-among-the-most-biodiverse-countries Quito, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador is today one of the 10 nations with greater biodiversity as a report revealed by the specialized magazine National Geographic said. Meeting in Viña del Mar Strives for Furthering Free Trade http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10387&SEO=meeting-in-vina-del-mar-strives-for-furthering-free-trade Viña del Mar, Chile, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The meeting, that will be held by ministers and representatives of 15 nations Tuesday and Wednesday, will seek to foster free trade and to stop the global protectionist trends. Colombian Senator Warns on Delay in Readying Area for Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10376&SEO=colombian-senator-warns-on-delay-in-readying-area-for-guerrillas Bogota, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda warned today about delays in the construction works for infrastructure and lack of drinkable water in one of the provisional areas where the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) will lay down their arms. Bolivian Maritime Lawsuit Represents Justice and Truth, Says Evo http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10371&SEO=bolivian-maritime-lawsuit-represents-justice-and-truth-says-evo La Paz, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales described today as fair and true the lawsuit by this country to recover its access to the Pacific Ocean, snatched by Chile after an attack in 1879. US Nobel of Chemistry 2003 Joins the Academy of Sciences of Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10362&SEO=us-nobel-of-chemistry-2003-joins-the-academy-of-sciences-of-cuba Havana, March 13 (Prensa Latina) US biologist and academic Peter Agre, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003, joined the corresponding member list of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC), local media reported today. A Million Teachers on Strike in Brazil Against Temer Reforms http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10361&SEO=a-million-teachers-on-strike-in-brazil-against-temer-reforms Brasilia, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) About one million professors and public education professionals in Brazil will start tomorroa a 10-dsay strike against the reform of social security promoted by President Michel Temer. Bolivia is an Economic Phenomenon, Deputy Minister Endara Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10354&SEO=bolivia-is-an-economic-phenomenon-deputy-minister-endara-says La Paz, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is an economic phenomenon of worldwide reference for its growth and stability, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Integration of the South American nation, Clarems Endara. Colombian Senate to Final Debate on Transitional Justice http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10350&SEO=colombian-senate-to-final-debate-on-transitional-justice Bogota, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Colombian senators resume today the analysis of the legislative project that will give life to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), considered the backbone of the agreement between the government and FARC-EP insurgents. Pope Francis will bring Colombia a Message of Reconcilliation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10343&SEO=pope-francis-will-bring-colombia-a-message-of-reconcilliation Bogotá, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Monsignor Fabio Suescun assured today that in his pastoral visit to Colombia, pope Francis will convey a message of reconcilliation, opportunity when he will speak both to victims of the long conflicto as toi some of its actors or responsibles. Spanish Foreign Minister Begins First Visit to Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10341&SEO=spanish-foreign-minister-begins-first-visit-to-latin-america Madrid, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Alfonso Dastis, minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, begins today in Peru his first visit to Latin America, which includes also Mexico. Air Transport in Brazil Prepares Enactment of New Rules http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10339&SEO=air-transport-in-brazil-prepares-enactment-of-new-rules Brasilia, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) The tariff for dispatched luggage by passengerts is among the new rules for air transportation that will start to work from next Tuesday 14th in Brazil. Bolivia Says to Trust The Hague to Solve Maritime Dispute http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10318&SEO=bolivia-says-to-trust-the-hague-to-solve-maritime-dispute La Paz, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today he trusted the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to solve the dispute with Chile for sovereign access to the sea. Chile Leads SouthAm Under-17 Soccer Worldl Qualifier http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10317&SEO=chile-leads-southam-under-17-soccer-worldl-qualifier Santiago de Chile, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Chile is leading the South American Under-17 Football Championship, just a step ahead of the Soccer World Championship in India this year, after beating Colombia 1-0, while Brazil, the runner-up, crushed Venezuela 4-0. Bolivian President Praises His Country's Anti-Drug Battle http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10315&SEO=bolivian-president-praises-his-countrys-anti-drug-battle 11 de marzo de 2017, 13:29La Paz, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stated today that his country''s method to fight drugs is highly valued and respected throughout the world and has been acknowledged by the United Nations and the European Union. Spanish FM to Travel to Peru and Mexico Next Week http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10307&SEO=spanish-fm-to-travel-to-peru-and-mexico-next-week Madrid, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, Alfonso Dastis, will start next Monday in Peru his first visit to Latin Ameriuca that will also take him to Mexico. The media highlighted today that the tour of the head of Spanish diplomacy looks to reinforce the relation with the two countries in the political and economic level. Lenin Moreno Kicks Off Election Campaign in Quito Neighborhoods http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10302&SEO=lenin-moreno-kicks-off-election-campaign-in-quito-neighborhoods 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:52Quito, March 10 (Prensa Latina) ''The only way to save Ecuador is with the poor´s vote,'' candidate Lenin Moreno stated, who started off his electoral campaign in some popular sectors of the capital. 'We will Receive the Pope with our Open Arms', Says Santos http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10301&SEO=we-will-receive-the-pope-with-our-open-arms-says-santos 10 de marzo de 2017, 18:51Bogota, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos said today that Colombians will receive Pope Francis with their open hearts and arms, following the confirmation of his visit to this country. Nicolás Maduro Increases Salary of Venezuelan Physicians http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10299&SEO=nicolas-maduro-increases-salary-of-venezuelan-physicians 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:45Caracas, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, during the central event on the occasion of the National Doctor´s Day, ordered the salary increase for all health professionals working in the country, Another Minors Group Leaves Colombian Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10297&SEO=another-minors-group-leaves-colombian-guerrillas 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:43Bogota, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Another group of Colombian minors has left FARC-EP and was received by a humanitarian mission made up of delegates from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and representatives of social organizations. Correa Highlights Rejection by Students of Opoosition Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10295&SEO=correa-highlights-rejection-by-students-of-opoosition-plan 10 de marzo de 2017, 17:14Quito, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, highlighted today the rejection by students of Guayaquil to the plan of presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso, of eliminating 14 tariffs, which will reduce the budget in education and public health. Venezuela Wins Lawsuit Against ExxonMobil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10293&SEO=venezuela-wins-lawsuit-against-exxonmobil Caracas, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities welcomed the revocation of a decision taken by the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), which had ordered Venezuela to make a multi-million dollar payment to Exxon Mobil. Chile: Ministers Reiterate Support for Mexico Given US Measures http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10292&SEO=chile-ministers-reiterate-support-for-mexico-given-us-measures 10 de marzo de 2017, 16:29Santiago de Chile, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Ministers of Finance from Colombia, Peru and Chile reiterated today their support for Mexico given the measures with economic and social impact implemented by the United States in recent days. Cuba Warns of Greater Economic Risks for the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10286&SEO=cuba-warns-of-greater-economic-risks-for-the-caribbean Havana, March 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba warned today that the countries of the Caribbean basin are exposed to greater economic risks by increasing protectionism in trade and the development of exclusionary and repressive migration policies. Colombian Guerrilla Ready to Comply with Disarmament Plan http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10282&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ready-to-comply-with-disarmament-plan Bogota, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Carlos Lozada, said today the guerrillas are ready to comply with the disarmament plan, which would end in May, despite delays in the prepararation of transitional points and zones. Venezuela to Help in Reconstruction of Bridge Damaged by Matthew http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10281&SEO=venezuela-to-help-in-reconstruction-of-bridge-damaged-by-matthew Baracoa, Cuba, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) With the cooperation of Venezuela, the reconstruction of the bridge over the Toa River in Cuba''s far East that was devastated by Hurricane Matthew last October will begin. Poverty in Argentina Surged to 32.9 Percent in the Last Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10276&SEO=poverty-in-argentina-surged-to-32.9-percent-in-the-last-year Buenos Aires, March 10 (Prensa Latina) In the last year, poverty surged to 32.9 percent in this southern nation, affecting 1.5 million more people, according to a report from the Catholic University''s Social Debt Observatory. Campaign for Second Round of Presidential Elections in Ecuador Begins http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10270&SEO=campaign-for-second-round-of-presidential-elections-in-ecuador-begins Quito, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The two candidates for the presidency of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno and Guillermo Lasso, begin today the electoral campaign that will allow them to attract votes in the face of the second round of elections, scheduled for April 2. Venezuelan People Ready to Resist, Says Ambassador Chaderton http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10269&SEO=venezuelan-people-ready-to-resist-says-ambassador-chaderton Caracas, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan people is prepared to face and resist any scenario of aggression, the Venezuelan former ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Chaderton said today. Support in Ecuador to Presidential Candidate Moreno Increases http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10260&SEO=support-in-ecuador-to-presidential-candidate-moreno-increases 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:51Quito, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) The Fuerza Compromiso Social Movement joined today the political organizations that support Lenin Moreno, Ecuadorian vice president and presidential candidate for the Government Alianza PAIS Movement. Venezuela Regrets Bias in UN High Commissioner´s Action http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10259&SEO=venezuela-regrets-bias-in-un-high-commissioneras-action 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:50Geneva, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero, championed Venezuela´s position on respect for human rights and deplored the biases on the issue in the High Commissioner''s action. Coca Law Debate with EU Representatives in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10256&SEO=coca-law-debate-with-eu-representatives-in-bolivia 09 de marzo de 2017, 17:16La Paz, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the European Union (EU) in Bolivia were acquainted of the new Coca Law which lays down a maximum of 22,000 hectares (ha) for growing, Bolivian Government Minister Carlos Romero stated. Lenin Moreno Leads the Voting Intentions in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10250&SEO=lenin-moreno-leads-the-voting-intentions-in-ecuador 09 de marzo de 2017, 15:15Quito, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Official candidate for the presidency of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, is leading today the voting intention and beating out his rival Guillermo Lasso, for April 2´s poll, according to a survey. FIFA Reminds US About World Cup Obligations Amid Travel Ban http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10239&SEO=fifa-reminds-us-about-world-cup-obligations-amid-travel-ban London, March 9 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino reminded the United States today that they would have to guarantee full access to the country for players, officials and supporters if they bid for the 2026 World Cup. Bolivian President Calls for World People's Conference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10226&SEO=bolivian-president-calls-for-world-peoples-conference La Paz, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stressed today the importance of holding an international debate on the issue of migration by convening the World Peoples'' Conference, scheduled for next June. Popular Movements Have an Uneven Battle Ahead http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10225&SEO=popular-movements-have-an-uneven-battle-ahead By Miguel Fernández Martínez Caracas, March 9 (Prensa Latina) The rightwing has 80 percent of the world's television and radio audience, and the press is in the hands of six large multi-media conglomerates, it is a tremendously unequal battle for popular movements, said Argentine intellectual Atilio Borón. German Bank to Fund Part of the Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10224&SEO=german-bank-to-fund-part-of-the-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) German Ambassador to Bolivia, Matthias Sonn, said here that the Development Bank of his country will finance part of the resources for the Central Bioceanic Rail Corridor (CFBC). USA Is Denounced for Financing Subversive Actions against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10221&SEO=usa-is-denounced-for-financing-subversive-actions-against-venezuela Caracas, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the United Socialist Party (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, denounced the use of one million 611 thousand dollars to undertake destabilizing actions in Venezuela during 2016, from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Inscriptions for Next Year's Elections Start in Colombia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10219&SEO=inscriptions-for-next-years-elections-start-in-colombia Bogota, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Inscription of voters for next year''s elections will begin next Saturday in Colombia in order to update the polling stations for citizens, according to their place of residence. By presenting their identification in order, the place of residence to cast their vote will be established, the same will occur in embassies and consulates abroad. ECLAC Charts Inequities with Regard to Women in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10210&SEO=eclac-charts-inequities-with-regard-to-women-in-latin-america 08 de marzo de 2017, 15:46Santiago de Chile, March 8 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) drew today a graph of the prevailing inequities with regard to women''s opportunities in society, with an emphasis on the region. Foreign Artists Share Experiences in Cuban Drum Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10203&SEO=foreign-artists-share-experiences-in-cuban-drum-festival Havana, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) US percussionists, Craig Haynes and Nanny Assis and Brazilian Marcus Santos will conduct two master classes as part of the program of the XVI International Festival of Drum. Bolivian President Enacts Law 906 in Defense of the Coca Leaf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10201&SEO=bolivian-president-enacts-law-906-in-defense-of-the-coca-leaf La Paz, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales said today during the enactment act of Law 906 in defense of the coca leaf that this natural resource represents the ancient culture of the country. Venezuela Rejects Brazilian Foreign Minister's Interference http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10195&SEO=venezuela-rejects-brazilian-foreign-ministers-interference Caracas, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has rejected recent interfering statements by Brazilian Foreign Minister, Aloysio Nunes, in a message broadcast on her Twitter account. Bolivian President Returns to His Country http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10175&SEO=bolivian-president-returns-to-his-country 07 de marzo de 2017, 18:07La Paz, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales returned today to his country after undergoing treatment in Cuba for a problem with his vocal chords, related to manifestations of sinusitis and a viral infection. FARC-EP Says All Transition Areas are not Geared Up. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10169&SEO=farc-ep-says-all-transition-areas-are-not-geared-up. 07 de marzo de 2017, 17:00Bogota, March 7 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP Commander Marcos Calarca stated that none of the sites planned in Colombia for FARC-EP is geared up and that the adaptation works are generally long overdue. Argentineans to Maintain Level of Union Trade Salary Adjustments http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10167&SEO=argentineans-to-maintain-level-of-union-trade-salary-adjustments 07 de marzo de 2017, 16:25Buenos Aires, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Argentinean workers got together at the center of Buenos Aires, the capital, to demand the government to suspend the top to salary adjustments negotiated by the trade unions. Ecuador's Electoral Authority Ratifies Respect for People´s Will http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10164&SEO=ecuadors-electoral-authority-ratifies-respect-for-peopleas-will 07 de marzo de 2017, 15:38Quito, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuador´s National Electoral Council (CNE) will meet its goal of respecting people´s will for the votes, the highest representative, Juan Pablo Pozo stated. Social Institutional Future at Stake in Ecuador, Affirms Scholar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10160&SEO=social-institutional-future-at-stake-in-ecuador-affirms-scholar 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:21By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Leadership Essential for Colombian Peace Process: Norwegian FM http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10158&SEO=leadership-essential-for-colombian-peace-process-norwegian-fm 07 de marzo de 2017, 13:03Bogota, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Norwegian foreign minister, Borge Brende, assured the implementation of the peace agreement in Colombia is at a critical point requiring good leadership to face its challenges, said today daily El Tiempo. 'It's Time to Support Peace Agreement', Colombian Senator Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10149&SEO=its-time-to-support-peace-agreement-colombian-senator-says 07 de marzo de 2017, 11:06Bogota, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Senator Alberto Castilla said today it is time to support the agreement with the FARC-EP and its implementation, understand the political moment, highlight the positive aspects of the peace process and accompany it. Brazil Faces the Worse Economic Recession Since 1948 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10148&SEO=brazil-faces-the-worse-economic-recession-since-1948 Brasilia, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is facing the worst recession since 1948 with a fall in 3.6 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during 2016, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said today. Venezuelans Honor Chávez's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10146&SEO=venezuelans-honor-chavezs-legacy Caracas, March 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans continue to show their attachment to the legacy of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez, with activities in his honor that will extend until March 15. Development Associated with Big Data, Experts Stress in ECLAC Seminar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10139&SEO=development-associated-with-big-data-experts-stress-in-eclac-seminar Santiago de Chile, March 7 (Prensa Latina) The dynamics of Big Data analytics would be an essential tool for future development in areas such as health, employment, productivity and natural disaster management. Venezuela Closes First Renewal Stage of Political Parties http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10135&SEO=venezuela-closes-first-renewal-stage-of-political-parties Caracas, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The first day of political party renewal was successful in Venezuela, after all the technical parameters for this process were met, reported sources from the National Electoral Council (CNE) today. Argentina to Open University Chairs on Fidel Castro's Legacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10131&SEO=argentina-to-open-university-chairs-on-fidel-castros-legacy Buenos Aires, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Two University Departments, one in Buenos Aires and another one in Cordoba will deepen in the thoughts and legacy of historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro when they are inaugurated on March 9 and 10. Wildfires in Chile Have Left Disastrous Balance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10125&SEO=wildfires-in-chile-have-left-disastrous-balance 06 de marzo de 2017, 18:05Santiago de Chile, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The bushfires that struck Chile in January and part of February left a disastrous balance with serious human, material and environmental damage. Evo Morales Assures to be Recovered from Affection in Vocal Cords http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10124&SEO=evo-morales-assures-to-be-recovered-from-affection-in-vocal-cords 06 de marzo de 2017, 17:38Havana, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said he is utterly recovering from an affection in his vocal cords that forced him to take some medical care in Cuba, even though he also said that he must undergo a simple surgical operation next month. Ecuador Rebuffs US Slanted and Unilateral Reports http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10121&SEO=ecuador-rebuffs-us-slanted-and-unilateral-reports Quito, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian government has strongly rebuffed two slanted, unlawful, unilateral and disrespect reports recently issued by the United States on drug and human rights control. Comment of Peruvian President on Latin America Criticized http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10120&SEO=comment-of-peruvian-president-on-latin-america-criticized Lima, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Diverse criticisms on President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski mount up today in Peru for having compared Latin America with a docile dog in its relation with the United States, in a recent visit to the northern country. Transportation Strike Called by Right-Wing Deplored in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10117&SEO=transportation-strike-called-by-right-wing-deplored-in-venezuela Caracas, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Transportation Ricardo Molina urged the population to remain quiet and keep working, in response to the strike planned by the right-wing that sought to halt that service today. Alvaro Garcia Says ALBA is the Best Response to the Walls http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10116&SEO=alvaro-garcia-says-alba-is-the-best-response-to-the-walls La Paz, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Regional integration, promoted by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), is the best response to the walls, the Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera. Bolivia to Protect Peace Fom the Security Council, asserted Linera http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10110&SEO=bolivia-to-protect-peace-fom-the-security-council-asserted-linera La Paz, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian acting President, Álvaro García Linera assured today that the country''s position in the Security Council will always be to protect world peace and promote brotherhood of peoples. Special Moment for Peace, Despite Setbacks: Says Colombian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10109&SEO=special-moment-for-peace-despite-setbacks-says-colombian-government Bogota, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo, has said today that despite any setback his country is living a special moment, materializing what has been agreed with so much difficulty between the government and the FARC-EP. Empty Classrooms, Argentinean Teachers Take to The Streets http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10106&SEO=empty-classrooms-argentinean-teachers-take-to-the-streets Buenos Aires, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) In their traditional white overalls, hundreds of Argentine teachers took to the streets today in the midst of a 48-hour strike to demand fair and dignified wages. ALBA Countries Agree to Strengthen Regional Integration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10102&SEO=alba-countries-agree-to-strengthen-regional-integration Caracas, March 6 (Prensa Latina) ALBA-TCP member countries agreed to work with the purpose of strengthening the unity and integration of Latin America and the Caribbean and establishing conditions to guarantee the economic growth of this Latin American bloc. Fidel and Chavez, Always Present http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10097&SEO=fidel-and-chavez-always-present Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Commander Hugo Chavez will always be present among the peoples of ALBA and the world, because today they radiate examples, due to their advocacy in favor of the humble and the oppressed. PAHO Praises Equity and Universality of Cuban Health System http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10092&SEO=paho-praises-equity-and-universality-of-cuban-health-system By Carmen Esquivel Sarria La Paz, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) representative in Bolivia, Fernando Leanes, has highlighted the equity and universality in medical care in Cuba, which currently allow the Caribbean nation to have good indicators. Colombian Guerrilla Ratifies Will to Comply with Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10091&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-ratifies-will-to-comply-with-disarmament Bogota, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Guerrilla commander Ivan Marquez repeated on Sunday that the FARC-EP''s will to comply with disarmament, but insisted that the Colombian government should honor the commitments reached in the recent peace agreement. ALBA-TCP Summit Opens in Caracas in Honor of Hugo Chavez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10089&SEO=alba-tcp-summit-opens-in-caracas-in-honor-of-hugo-chavez Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) With the presence of presidents, prime ministers and guests from several countries, the 14th ALBA-TCP Summit opened in Caracas today, paying tribute to the revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez. Palestinians in Lebanon Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10088&SEO=palestinians-in-lebanon-pay-tribute-to-fidel-castro-and-hugo-chavez Beirut, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) paid posthumous tribute today to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whom they praised as paradigms of solidarity and resistance. UNICEF Takes Care of Demobilized Guerrilla Minors http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10087&SEO=unicef-takes-care-of-demobilized-guerrilla-minors Bogota, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian minors who abandoned the ranks of the FARC-EP are under the protection of UNICEF and Family Welfare delegates, as part of a process to start their reincorporation into society, according to local media. Hugo Chavez Earned a Place in History http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10083&SEO=hugo-chavez-earned-a-place-in-history Por Mario EsquivelHavana, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Commander Hugo Chavez, the undisputable leader of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, took a path during his life that led him from Sabaneta, in the state of Barinas, to the history of the deep changes currently taking place in that South American country. Hugo Chavez's Historic Legacy Lauded in Russia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10081&SEO=hugo-chavezs-historic-legacy-lauded-in-russia Moscow, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Latin Americans and Russians have paid tribute and highlighted the historic legacy of Hugo Chavez on Sunday, on the 4th anniversary of his death, during a ceremony in memory of the Venezuelan commander. Nicaraguan President Highlights Chavez's Legacy in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10080&SEO=nicaraguan-president-highlights-chavezs-legacy-in-latin-america Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega on Sunday highlighted the impact of the revolutionary work of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Latin America, on the 4th anniversary of his death. Cuban Medical Brigade Celebrates 11 Years of Work in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10079&SEO=cuban-medical-brigade-celebrates-11-years-of-work-in-bolivia La Paz, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) Several speakers highlighted the role the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) has played in Bolivia and its support for the My Health program, during an event to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the group''s work in this Amazonian Andean nation. A Week of Tribute to Hugo Chavez at the Headquarter of the Mountain http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10078&SEO=a-week-of-tribute-to-hugo-chavez-at-the-headquarter-of-the-mountain Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Headquarter of the Mountain, close to Caracas, will hold starting today a week of tribute to Hugo Chavez, the leader of the Bolivian Revolution. Exhibitions, presentations, talks and workshops make up the program of remembrance. Chavez, an Infinite and Renewing Figure http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10074&SEO=chavez-an-infinite-and-renewing-figure By Luis Beatón Caracas, March 4 (Prensa Latina) Four years after his death, Bolivarian leader Hugo Chavez is steadily consolidating himself as an infinite figure and in constant renewal to continue to command the struggle of the Venezuelan people. Colombia Prepares National Congress of Peace http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10069&SEO=colombia-prepares-national-congress-of-peace Bogotá, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) Defenders of procedures to end the Colombian conflict, will celebrate in April the Congress of Peace in which ideas to boost implementation of the documents signed with the FARC-EP, confirmed its organizers. Tareck El Aissami Trusts a Speedy Recovery of Venezuelan Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10059&SEO=tareck-el-aissami-trusts-a-speedy-recovery-of-venezuelan-economy 03 de marzo de 2017, 17:19Caracas, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Vice President, Tareck El Aissami, stated that he is confident of the speedy recovery of our national economy resulting of the implementation of government projects. Humanitarian Operation for Minors Discharge from FARC-EP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10056&SEO=humanitarian-operation-for-minors-discharge-from-farc-ep 03 de marzo de 2017, 15:53Bogota, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and FARC-EP activated the first 2017 humanitarian operation to assist minors in being discharged from guerrilla, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) confirmed today. ALBA Summit in Venezuela Will Pay Tribute to Hugo Chavez http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10054&SEO=alba-summit-in-venezuela-will-pay-tribute-to-hugo-chavez 03 de marzo de 2017, 14:54Caracas, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Opening on Sunday the extraordinary summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of our Americas (ALBA) will open in Venezuela a homage to the revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez, on the occasion of the fourth anniversary of his death. Argentinean Women to March Against Sexist Violence http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10051&SEO=argentinean-women-to-march-against-sexist-violence 03 de marzo de 2017, 13:19Buenos Aires, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) A few days before a great march for International Women''s Day, a group of Argentines from the Evita Movement took to the streets in Buenos Aires today to protest against chauvinist violence. ALBA Summit: Recover Now the Progressive Initiative (I) http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10045&SEO=alba-summit-recover-now-the-progressive-initiative-i By Pedro Rioseco y Claudia Luperón La Paz, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The importance of the Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA in Spanish) about to start in Caracas, Venezuela, is to recover the progressive initiative now as an urgent need in the present international context. Bolivia Inaugurates New Cable Car Line http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10040&SEO=bolivia-inaugurates-new-cable-car-line La Paz, March 3 (Prensa Latina) The Blue Line of the Cable Car runs today in El Alto, as part of the celebrations for the 32nd anniversary of that city, the youngest in Bolivia. Ecuador: Granting Government to Ex Banker Lasso Endangers the Nation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10035&SEO=ecuador-granting-government-to-ex-banker-lasso-endangers-the-nation Quito, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Delivering the government of Ecuador to Guillermo Lasso, linked to the bank holiday of 1999, which forced millions into exile, endangers the nation, Alex Flores, president of the Federation of Returned Migrants, said today. Ministers to Verify Conditions of Colombian Guerrillas Spaces http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10034&SEO=ministers-to-verify-conditions-of-colombian-guerrillas-spaces Bogota, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Cabinet and other senior Colombian officials will visit transitional sites for the FARC-EP on a three-day tour called La Paz Move Forward, aimed at speeding up the implementation of the pact with the guerrillas. Argentinean Local Football on Hold Due to Strike of Players http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10032&SEO=argentinean-local-football-on-hold-due-to-strike-of-players Buenos Aires, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Despite an attempt to dialogue, Argentine football is now on hold because of the local players'' strike, who ratified their decision not to go to the field until they are paid the salary arrears. Colombia Thanks Cuba for Supporting Peace Process http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10024&SEO=colombia-thanks-cuba-for-supporting-peace-process Bogota, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Colombians in solidarity with Cuba will be traveling the island next Saturday to thank Cuban support for the peace talks with the FARC-EP and the ElN, according to coordinators. Spain and Colombia Support Political Dialogue in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10015&SEO=spain-and-colombia-support-political-dialogue-in-venezuela 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:52Madrid, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Spanish and Colombian foreign ministers, Alfonso Dastis and Maria Angela Holguin, respectively, expressed today in this capital their support to the political dialogue in Venezuela. UNICEF Rejects Children Indoctrination against Bolivia Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10013&SEO=unicef-rejects-children-indoctrination-against-bolivia-government 02 de marzo de 2017, 16:30La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Representative to Bolivia for the United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Sun-Ah Kim Suh, condemned today the use of children with political aims, after an opposition ex-deputy indoctrinated children against the Government. Parliamentary Group Rejects US Resolution against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10009&SEO=parliamentary-group-rejects-us-resolution-against-venezuela Caracas, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Homeland Parliamentary Bloc today rejected the resolution adopted by the United States Senate expressing ''deep concern at the situation in Venezuela'', after considering it unfounded and interventionist. Bolivia: El Alto Marks Anniversary with New Line of Cable Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10005&SEO=bolivia-el-alto-marks-anniversary-with-new-line-of-cable-railway La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The city of El Alto, the youngest in Bolivia, will mark today its 32nd anniversary with the inauguration of several works, among them the blue line of the Cable railway. Bolivia File CAS Appeal Over Forfeited World Cup Qualifying Matches http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10004&SEO=bolivia-file-cas-appeal-over-forfeited-world-cup-qualifying-matches 02 de marzo de 2017, 13:33Barn, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The Court of Arbitration for Sport,CAS, says the Bolivian football federation appealed against FIFA orders to forfeit two World Cup qualifying matches for fielding an ineligible player. Guyana and Cuba Increase Friendly Relations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=10003&SEO=guyana-and-cuba-increase-friendly-relations Georgetown, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives for Guyana and Cuba ratified in this capital both countries'' willingness to continue strengthening the traditional friendly and cooperation relations, diplomatic sources reported today. Pan-American Cadet and Youth Fencing Championship Begins in Cuba http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9987&SEO=pan-american-cadet-and-youth-fencing-championship-begins-in-cuba Havana, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Fencers from 21 countries are competing in the Pan-American Cadet and Youth Championship of this sport. New Platform to Promote China-Latin America Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9982&SEO=new-platform-to-promote-china-latin-america-cooperation Beijing, March 2 (Prensa Latina) Sino-Latin American economic and trade cooperation will gain ground with the forthcoming operation of a park in Zhuhai, city of the southern province of Guangdong, in the second half of this year, local press reports today. Bolivia to Transfer to Antarctica Ice from Mount Illimani http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9979&SEO=bolivia-to-transfer-to-antarctica-ice-from-mount-illimani La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Scientists led by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) of France, will transfer to Antarctica snow from the glacier Illimani, second highest peak of Bolivia, threatened by climate change. Bolivian Government Formally Complains to France by Video Game http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9968&SEO=bolivian-government-formally-complains-to-france-by-video-game 01 de marzo de 2017, 17:10La Paz, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government handed over to the French ambassador in La Paz, Denys Wibaux, a formal complaint by a video game made by Ubisoft company damaging the image of Bolivia. Popular Preference to Fernando Lugo for President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9965&SEO=popular-preference-to-fernando-lugo-for-president 01 de marzo de 2017, 16:38Asunción, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The preference of a majority of the electorate for Fernando Lugo to the Presidency of Paraguay, if reelection is constitutionally approved, was reaffirmed in a new poll released Wednesday. Ecuadorean Vice President Opens an Investigation on Defamation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9962&SEO=ecuadorean-vice-president-opens-an-investigation-on-defamation 01 de marzo de 2017, 15:26Quito, March 1 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean Vice President, Jorge Glas, submitted a request to the General Attorney´s Office to open an investigation for defamation against him, none of which have been able to prove the alleged complainants. Historic Day Due to FARC-EP Disarmament, Colombian President Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9936&SEO=historic-day-due-to-farc-ep-disarmament-colombian-president-says Bogota, March 1 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos said today that Colombia is experiencing a historic day because of the beginning of the disarmament of the FARC-EP, the country''s largest guerrilla, as a result of a peace agreement signed three months ago in this capital. Ecuador's Ruling Party Presidential Candidate Confident on Winning http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9934&SEO=ecuadors-ruling-party-presidential-candidate-confident-on-winning Quito, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The candidate to the presidency of Ecuador by the ruling Alianza PAIS Movement, Lenin Moreno, has ratified confidence in which he will win again and with double vote during the April 2 elections. Argentinean President Accused of Lucrative Irregularities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9930&SEO=argentinean-president-accused-of-lucrative-irregularities Buenos Aires, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Argentina''s President Mauricio Macri and other of his Government officials have been formally accused today of alleged irregularities linked to the use of the country''s air space for lucrative ends, amounting to an abuse of power. Colombian Guerrilla Begins Disarmament Process after Peace Signing http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9928&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-begins-disarmament-process-after-peace-signing Bogota, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Insurgent FARC-EP have begun today the disarmament process after more than three months that the Colombian government signed peace, a procedure that should be concluded on May 29th. Cuban Towns Hit by Hurricane Matthew Rebuilt with Venezuelan Aid http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9915&SEO=cuban-towns-hit-by-hurricane-matthew-rebuilt-with-venezuelan-aid Maisi, Cuba, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Thanks to the support given by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, this community in the eastern region has now a colorful and renewed landscape. Bolivian Gov't to Define Partners for Bioceanic Train http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9914&SEO=bolivian-govt-to-define-partners-for-bioceanic-train La Paz, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will define the partners for the project of the Central Bioceanic Railroad Corridor (CFBC) seeking to consolidate a large company with public-private members, said minister of Planning for Development Mariana Prado. Disarmament of Colombian Guerrilla to Start Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9911&SEO=disarmament-of-colombian-guerrilla-to-start-today Bogota, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, confirmed that disarmament of FARC-EP will start today at transition sites and points where some 7,000 members of the guerrilla remain. Venezuelan Media Highlights FM Denunciation at UN http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9886&SEO=venezuelan-media-highlights-fm-denunciation-at-un Caracas, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Media has highlighted today the speech made by Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, at the United Nations Human Rights Council, before which she denounced the continued aggression by the international right against Venezuela. Thousands of Colombian Families to Leave the Coca Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9884&SEO=thousands-of-colombian-families-to-leave-the-coca-economy Bogota, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) About 55,000 Colombian families will voluntarily replace coca fields for other plantations, a program sponsored by the government and will be accompanied in the territories by the FARC-EP, the Presidential Palace (seat of government) stated. Guatemala Second in illiteracy Rate in Latin America http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9879&SEO=guatemala-second-in-illiteracy-rate-in-latin-america Guatemala, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala is the second country in Latin America, after Brazil, with the highest illiteracy rate: 12 percent points, noted reports from the National Literacy Committee (Conalfa). Ecuador: A 20-Day Campaign to Elect the Next President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9875&SEO=ecuador-a-20-day-campaign-to-elect-the-next-president Por Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The campaign of the two political forces that will go to the second round of presidential elections in Ecuador, the ruling Alianza PAIS Movement and the opposition CREO-SUMA, will last 20 days. Venezuela Receives Lot of Banknotes of New Monetary Unit http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9874&SEO=venezuela-receives-lot-of-banknotes-of-new-monetary-unit Caracas, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Manuel Perez Urdaneta, Vice Minister of Security and Citizen Prevention, has confirmed today the arrival to this capital of the ninth cargo of the monetary unit''s banknotes in force in Venezuela since December. Colombian Vice-president Announces His Resignation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9871&SEO=colombian-vice-president-announces-his-resignation Bogota, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Vice President Germán Vargas Llera today sent a public invitation calling to render account, in a step which local news reports interpret as his final departure from office to start the electoral campaign. Argentine Women Ready for a Big Strike on March 8 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9860&SEO=argentine-women-ready-for-a-big-strike-on-march-8 Buenos Aires, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Argentine women will raise their voices here next March 8 in a strike and a demonstration that is expected to be multitudinous, backed by all trade union centers, social organizations, housewives and representation of all Ages. Cuban Delegation at Rio 2016 Receives IOC Olympic Button http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9838&SEO=cuban-delegation-at-rio-2016-receives-ioc-olympic-button Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation that attended the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 will receive today the Olympic Button of the International Olympic Committee at the Morro-Cabaña complex in Havana. FARC-EP, Gov't, UN Profile Steps to Comply with Guerrilla Disarmament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9835&SEO=farc-ep-govt-un-profile-steps-to-comply-with-guerrilla-disarmament Bogota, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the FARC-EP, the Colombian government and the United Nations (UN) observer mission will outline today the agenda to comply with the guerrilla''s disarmament plan, media confirmed. Latest News of Cuban Center for Neurological Restoration Stressed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9830&SEO=latest-news-of-cuban-center-for-neurological-restoration-stressed Havana, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The application of the non-invasive brain stimulation is one of the latest news of the International Center for Neurological Restoration (CIREN), the only one of its kind in the world, celebrating its 28th anniversary, media reported here today. Ecuadorian Communist Party Calls for Democratic Pact for Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9827&SEO=ecuadorian-communist-party-calls-for-democratic-pact-for-life 27 de febrero de 2017, 10:40By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Venezuelan Government Insists on Extended Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9826&SEO=venezuelan-government-insists-on-extended-dialogue Caracas, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan government will insist this week on an inclusive and plural dialogue with the incorporation of different religious societies and the media. Ecuador: Poll Places Ruling Party Candidate First for Ballotage http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9821&SEO=ecuador-poll-places-ruling-party-candidate-first-for-ballotage 27 de febrero de 2017, 08:48Quito, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) The ruling party candidate for president in the second round of elections in Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, is today ahead of his rival, the ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, by 18 points, according to a survey released by the Center for Social Research. Maradona Remembers 40 Years of Debut with Argentinean Soccer Team http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9813&SEO=maradona-remembers-40-years-of-debut-with-argentinean-soccer-team Buenos Aires, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean former soccer star Diego Armando Maradona remembered with joy his 40 years from his debut with the Argentinean national soccer team, in a message in the social networks Sunday. Gilberto Santa Rosa and Gente de Zona Bring Music to Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9809&SEO=gilberto-santa-rosa-and-gente-de-zona-bring-music-to-ecuador Quito, Feb 26 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rican recognized singer Gilberto Santa Rosa and the popular Cuban group Gente de Zona will offer concerts in Ambato, in the framework of the Festival of Flowers and Fruits in 2017, in the Ecuadorian city. Evo Morales Calls for Prioritized Programs to Handle Climatic Change http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9793&SEO=evo-morales-calls-for-prioritized-programs-to-handle-climatic-change La Paz Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) President of Bolivia Evo Morales urged today mayors to prioritize water and irrigation plans to handle the challenges caused by the climatic change. Cristina Fernandez Honors Nestor Kirchner on His Birthday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9791&SEO=cristina-fernandez-honors-nestor-kirchner-on-his-birthday 25 de febrero de 2017, 17:27Buenos Aires, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) ''Today is his 67th birthday, we need him every day'', Cristina Fernandez posted on the social networks to celebrate the birthday anniversary of her husband, late former President Nestor Kirchner. Joy for New Homes in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9789&SEO=joy-for-new-homes-in-venezuela By Luis Beaton Colombia: De-escalation of Conflict Between Gov't and ELN Proposed http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9786&SEO=colombia-de-escalation-of-conflict-between-govt-and-eln-proposed Bogota, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Colombian congressmen have proposed that the government and the insurgent ELN progressively reduce the intensity of the long conflict between the two parties until a bilateral cease-fire is achieved, La FM radio station highlighted today. Fixed, Mobile Phone Tariffs in Argentina to Rise in March, April http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9782&SEO=fixed-mobile-phone-tariffs-in-argentina-to-rise-in-march-april Buenos Aires, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) A new rise in prices is near for Argentineans who as of March and April will have to pay more for the service of fixed and mobile telephone rates, alerted today a specialized publication. Europeans to Attend Meeting on Bioceanic Train Project in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9781&SEO=europeans-to-attend-meeting-on-bioceanic-train-project-in-bolivia La Paz, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Businesspeople of Gertmany and Switzerland will attend the meeting on the Bioceanic Central Railway Corridor (BCRC), scheduled for next March in Bolivia, announced the local media. Volunteer Brigades to Assist the Colombian Guerrillas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9771&SEO=volunteer-brigades-to-assist-the-colombian-guerrillas By Adalys Pilar Mireles Dark Business, Piñera to Declare as Imputed in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9767&SEO=dark-business-pinera-to-declare-as-imputed-in-chile 24 de febrero de 2017, 17:20Santiago, Chile, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The imminent right-wing presidential candidate in Chile, Sebastián Piñera, is due to appear before the court as imputed for the purchase of shares in a Peruvian fishery. Venezuela vs. Argentina in sub 17 Soccer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9757&SEO=venezuela-vs.-argentina-in-sub-17-soccer 24 de febrero de 2017, 15:41Caracas, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The debut of the male soccer team of Venezuela at the South American under-17 Soccer Championship in Chile, to classify for the World Championship in October, is calling great attention in the press. Cuban Singer Danay Suarez Finalist in Viña del Mar Contest http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9756&SEO=cuban-singer-danay-suarez-finalist-in-vina-del-mar-contest Viña del Mar, Chile, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Danay Suarez was finalist with the 6,2-highest score at the 58th International Viña del Mar Song Festival. ALADI Proposal for Integration Accord Is Supported http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9748&SEO=aladi-proposal-for-integration-accord-is-supported Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Committee of Representatives for the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) expressed its support to the proposal by the secretary-general of the organization, Carlos Alvarez, of working for a Latin American Comprehensive Economic-Trade Agreement. Pope Francis Supports Political Negotiation in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9743&SEO=pope-francis-supports-political-negotiation-in-venezuela Caracas, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis ratified his commitment to the negotiation process between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition in order to consolidate peace and economic stability, and blessed the country, media outlets reported today. Uruguayan Senator Backs Cuba's Decision on OAS Secretary General http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9734&SEO=uruguayan-senator-backs-cubas-decision-on-oas-secretary-general Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Senator of the Broad Front (Frente Amplio), Leonardo de Leon, has said he fully supports Cuba''s decision to deny the entry visa into the Caribbean country of OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro. Scientist Encourages to Take Advantage of the Astronomy Boom in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9733&SEO=scientist-encourages-to-take-advantage-of-the-astronomy-boom-in-chile 24 de febrero de 2017, 11:03Santiago de Chile, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Dr. Leonor Huerta was today in favor of taking advantage of the contribution of the giant telescopes installed in Chile to further develop the level of astronomy in the southern country. Ecuadorian Communists Call for Random Recount of Votes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9728&SEO=ecuadorian-communists-call-for-random-recount-of-votes Quito, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The recount of a random sample of the total number of votes issued after the general elections that recently took place is the request that the Ecuadorian Communist Party (PCE) maintains today to the National Electoral Council of this South American country. Bolivia: Agreement Government-Coca Producers Ends Conflict http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9726&SEO=bolivia-agreement-government-coca-producers-ends-conflict La Paz, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The agreement between the Bolivian government and coca producers to establish 22,000 hectares for the legal cultivation of the leaf gives an end today to a conflict that has caused tensions here in recent weeks. Venezuela to Contest French Gov't for Discriminating against Skier http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9668&SEO=venezuela-to-contest-french-govt-for-discriminating-against-skier Caracas (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez said that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will present today a complaint to the French government for the discriminatory behavior of its authorities against the skier Adrián Solano. Argentineans Face Further Price Hikes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9718&SEO=argentineans-face-further-price-hikes Buenos Aires, (Prensa Latina) The cost of electricity, toll, transportation and private healthcare services in Argentina rose further in February, and there seems to be no end in sight to such sustained increases. Brazil with the Highest Number of Depressive Patients in Lat Am http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9714&SEO=brazil-with-the-highest-number-of-depressive-patients-in-lat-am Brasilia, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Brazil leads Latin America with the highest number of people suffering from depression (regarding absolute and relative terms), as reported by a study published by the World Health Organization (WHO). Venezuela Calls for Meeting of Foreign Ministers to Support Palestine http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9713&SEO=venezuela-calls-for-meeting-of-foreign-ministers-to-support-palestine 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:59Caracas, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said today that Venezuela, as temporary president of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), called for a meeting of foreign ministers to support the Palestinian people. Bolivian Growers Sign Agreement to Pass Coca Law http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9712&SEO=bolivian-growers-sign-agreement-to-pass-coca-law 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:36La Paz, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Growers from Los Yungas signed today a draft of agreement with the Bolivian Government to pass the bill for the General Law of Coca and conclude the demonstrations of this sector. More than a Million Homes to Be Built or Repaired http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9710&SEO=more-than-a-million-homes-to-be-built-or-repaired 23 de febrero de 2017, 17:30Caracas, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday, that the Bolivarian government of Venezuela will construct, or repair, more than a million homes in all the national territory in 2017. Brazil Tracks Down Suspects Linked to President Michel Temer http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9703&SEO=brazil-tracks-down-suspects-linked-to-president-michel-temer 23 de febrero de 2017, 15:45Brasilia, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Rio de Janeiro Police is increasingly tracking down Jorge Luz, closely related to Brazilian President Michel Temer, and his son Bruno on suspicion of bribing public officials, the national media reported. Bolivia Denounces Destabilizing Attempt of Coca Grower Leader http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9695&SEO=bolivia-denounces-destabilizing-attempt-of-coca-grower-leader 23 de febrero de 2017, 14:40La Paz, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Minister of the Interior of Bolivia, José Luis Quiroga, denounced today that the coca growers'' rejection of the agreement with the government was the result of a destabilizing stroke by Adepcoca president Franklin Gutiérrez. Ollanta Humala Investigated Due to Oderbrecht Corruption Case http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9689&SEO=ollanta-humala-investigated-due-to-oderbrecht-corruption-case 23 de febrero de 2017, 12:31Lima, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala must respond to the alleged financing of his election campaign by Brazilian company Odebrecht, congresswoman Marisa Glave said today. Positive Dialogue with ELN Advances, Says Colombian Government http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9687&SEO=positive-dialogue-with-eln-advances-says-colombian-government Bogota, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Colombian government delegation in the peace dialogues with the ELN guerrilla, Juan Camilo Restrepo, said today that they are advancing positively in the first steps of the negotiation, which will take place in two parallel tables. Cuba Starts 2017 Salsa Festival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9681&SEO=cuba-starts-2017-salsa-festival Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The Salsa Festival convenes today in this capital many of the most popular dance music orchestras in Cuba, in order to visualize those dances and sounds that win followers around the world. Evo Admires Cuban People for Stopping Interference from the Empire http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9679&SEO=evo-admires-cuban-people-for-stopping-interference-from-the-empire La Paz, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has expressed his admiration for the Cuban people today after stoping the interference of the empire and thwarting a planned provocation by right-wing organizations of the region. Identity and Cuban Architecture From Eliana Cárdenas http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9677&SEO=identity-and-cuban-architecture-from-eliana-cardenas Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The posthumous book of the researcher Eliana Cárdenas (1951-2010): Historiografía e Identidad en la Arquitectura Cubana is now an ecumenical literary work for its exhaustive bibliographical research, as well as a reference for scholars on the subject. NGO Congratulates Ecuador for Successful Fight Against Tax Havens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9673&SEO=ngo-congratulates-ecuador-for-successful-fight-against-tax-havens Quito, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of the world joined today to the congratulations received by Ecuador following the victory of a popular consultation that is part of the government''s struggle against tax havens. Ecuador: Moreno Ratifies Commitment to Prevent a Return to the Past http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9667&SEO=ecuador-moreno-ratifies-commitment-to-prevent-a-return-to-the-past Quito, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno, one of two candidates for the presidency of Ecuador who will go to second round in April, ratified the commitment to prevent the return of this South American country to the past at the polls. Peruvian President to Meet Trump at the White House http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9660&SEO=peruvian-president-to-meet-trump-at-the-white-house Lima, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, will travel today to the United States for a meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump at the White House. Colombia Champions Peace Agreement http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9659&SEO=colombia-champions-peace-agreement 22 de febrero de 2017, 17:40Bogota, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Congressman Ivan Cepeda championed the Senate''s approval of the constitutional reform protecting or shielding the peace agreement and guaranteeing its compliance for next 12 years. Venezuelan Vice President Rebuffs US Accusations http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9654&SEO=venezuelan-vice-president-rebuffs-us-accusations 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:30Caracas, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The US Department of Treasury has been deceived by factors interested in not improving Venezuela-USA relations, Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami stated by a letter published in The New York Times. Without Progress, Dialogue between Bolivian Govt and Coca Growers http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9652&SEO=without-progress-dialogue-between-bolivian-govt-and-coca-growers 22 de febrero de 2017, 16:05La Paz, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Government Carlos Romero expressed today his concern about the stagnation of dialogue with the coca growers, due to the intransigent positions of that sector regarding a bill presented in Parliament. Soldiers Leave Rio de Janeiro before Starting of Carnival http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9648&SEO=soldiers-leave-rio-de-janeiro-before-starting-of-carnival 22 de febrero de 2017, 15:59Rio de Janeiro, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Nine thousand soldiers who reinforced the safety of Rio de Janeiro began a staggered retirement less than two days of the Carnival, reported today official sources. OAS, Donald Trump and the bad advisers of Luis Almagro http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9634&SEO=oas-donald-trump-and-the-bad-advisers-of-luis-almagro By Roberto García Hernández Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump to power seems to stimulate some sectors in Washington who try to reactivate their anti-Latin American stands, closer to the new airs blowing in the White House. Tariff Reduction Favors Sales of Vietnamese Coffee to Brazil http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9633&SEO=tariff-reduction-favors-sales-of-vietnamese-coffee-to-brazil 22 de febrero de 2017, 11:41Hanoi, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The decision by Brazilian authorities to reduce tariffs for importing robusta coffee from 20 to 10 percent has created sale opportunities for the Vietnamese grain to the Latin American country, the report said. FARC-EP Accuses Colombian Government of Non-Compliance http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9632&SEO=farc-ep-accuses-colombian-government-of-non-compliance Bogota, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) With about 7,000 guerrillas located today in concentration areas planned for disarmament, the FARC-EP have questioned the Colombian government about the delays in preparing the sites and asked to reschedule for the putting down the weapons. Colombia Announces Extradition of Drug Trafficker from China http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9631&SEO=colombia-announces-extradition-of-drug-trafficker-from-china Bogotá, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Foreign Ministry announced today the extradition from China in the coming days of drug trafficker Sara María Galeano, sentenced to 18 years and three months in prison for drug trafficking. The Bolivian People Continue to Defend Democracy, Evo Morales Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9624&SEO=the-bolivian-people-continue-to-defend-democracy-evo-morales-says La Paz, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today he was surprised by the spontaneous demonstrations that took place yesterday to defend democracy and the truth after the first anniversary of the February 21 referendum. China Prepares BRICS 2017 Pre-summit Meeting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9622&SEO=china-prepares-brics-2017-pre-summit-meeting Beijing, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) China is adding the finishing touches for the first meeting of representatives of BRICS member countries prior to the 9th summit to be held tomorrow in Nanjing, the capital of eastern Jiangsu Province. World Rallies to Face Media Campaigns vs. Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9620&SEO=world-rallies-to-face-media-campaigns-vs.-venezuela Caracas, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity has convened a worldwide mobilization in support of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, facing the constant attacks orchestrated by the right and media at its service. Correa Asks to Count until the Last Vote before Enacting Second Round http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9614&SEO=correa-asks-to-count-until-the-last-vote-before-enacting-second-round Quito, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa called for a total count of votes before announcing a second round between the ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and conservative opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso. Hydroelectric Project El Bala Will Conclude this Year in Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9609&SEO=hydroelectric-project-el-bala-will-conclude-this-year-in-bolivia La Paz, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Technical study and preinvestment of the hydroelectric project El Bala, in a protected zone north of this capital, will conclude before this year''s end, said Minister of Energies of Bolivia, Rafael Alarcon. Colombia: Life in a Guerrilla Concentration Zone http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9608&SEO=colombia-life-in-a-guerrilla-concentration-zone Por Felix AlbizuBogota (Prensa Latina) For any guerrilla fighter, a FARC-EP transition area or concentration zone, as it is also known, does not make a big difference from their insurgent camps, where they operated before the peace agreement between the Colombian government and that armed movement. South American Soccer Sub-17 Starts in Chile on Thursday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9607&SEO=south-american-soccer-sub-17-starts-in-chile-on-thursday Santiago de Chile, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The 17th edition of the South American Sub 17 (under 17 years old) tournament of soccer, which grants four places to the World Cup in India in October, will begin next Thursday in two cities of the center of Chile. International Artists to Liven Up Caracas Carnival 2017 http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9606&SEO=international-artists-to-liven-up-caracas-carnival-2017 Caracas, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The mayor of the Libertador municipality of this capital, Jorge Rodríguez, revealed that the International Carnival Caracas 2017 will conclude with concerts of important artists on Monday and Tuesday, at Los Próceres Avenue. Colombia Strives to Overcome Crisis in La Guajira http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9605&SEO=colombia-strives-to-overcome-crisis-in-la-guajira Bogota, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The National Government will manage the resources for the promotion of health services, education and water supply in La Guajira. Evo Highlights Importance of Nationalization for Progress of Bolivia http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9601&SEO=evo-highlights-importance-of-nationalization-for-progress-of-bolivia 21 de febrero de 2017, 17:11La Paz, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) President of Bolivia Evo Morales highlighted today the importance of nationalizing natural resources for the development of the country and reiterated that thanks to this policy it is possible to build thousands of works. Colombia Cancels Gasoline Surcharge Decree http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9596&SEO=colombia-cancels-gasoline-surcharge-decree 21 de febrero de 2017, 16:52Bogota, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Mines and Energy overturned the government resolution on reduction in fuel prices to calculate the gasoline surcharge. Ecuador's Presidential Runoff Imminent http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9594&SEO=ecuadors-presidential-runoff-imminent 21 de febrero de 2017, 16:11Quito, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The head of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Juan Pablo Pozo, admitted today that the trend marks a runoff between Ecuador''s presidential candidates, but that he will wait for the definitive data to confirm the ballot. Professionals Denounce Deterioration of Brazilian Economy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9593&SEO=professionals-denounce-deterioration-of-brazilian-economy 21 de febrero de 2017, 16:02Brasilia, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Professionals of the engineering and business sectors denounced continuous deterioration of the Brazilian economy in a manifest published today. Cuban Danay Suarez, Outstanding Performance in Viña del Mar http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9591&SEO=cuban-danay-suarez-outstanding-performance-in-vina-del-mar 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:54Viña del Mar, Chile, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Wearing a vibrant red dress, the young Cuban raper Danay Suárez was really applauded by the demanding public at the Song Festival of Viña del Mar, the Chilean Garden City. Ecuadorian Opposition Protest Over Slow Presidential Vote Count http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9586&SEO=ecuadorian-opposition-protest-over-slow-presidential-vote-count 21 de febrero de 2017, 15:22Quito, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Opponents of the government are getting desperate with the slow count of votes and pressure today the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador to declare a runoff between the ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and conservative Guillermo Lasso. Coca Growers Cause Riots in Bolivia, Despite Call for Dialogue http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9582&SEO=coca-growers-cause-riots-in-bolivia-despite-call-for-dialogue 21 de febrero de 2017, 14:27La Paz, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Coca producers were involved today in riots in this city, despite the call for dialogue of Bolivian government around a bill presented to the Legislative Assembly. Mass Protest by Social Organizations in Argentina http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9581&SEO=mass-protest-by-social-organizations-in-argentina 21 de febrero de 2017, 14:20Buenos Aires, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Early this morning, hundreds of people, members of the organization Barrios de Pie, went out to the streets in this city to protest against cuts in social plans. Dialogue and Peace as an Alternative to Aggression Against Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9570&SEO=dialogue-and-peace-as-an-alternative-to-aggression-against-venezuela 21 de febrero de 2017, 11:36Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Dialogue and peace are today among Venezuelans'' essential priorities, although the hammer pretends to crush the olive branch that the government is offering his domestic and foreign adversaries. Top Official Calls to Respect and Implement Pact with FARC-EP http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9568&SEO=top-official-calls-to-respect-and-implement-pact-with-farc-ep 21 de febrero de 2017, 11:10Bogota, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo, has urged today to support the implementation of the pact signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) and rejected some pretensions from sectors that seek to change its content. Ecuador: Electoral Results Still Pending http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9562&SEO=ecuador-electoral-results-still-pending Quito, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Vote counting in Ecuador continues today aimed at determining if Lenin Moreno will reach the required score to be the winner of the presidential elections or an electoral run-off will be necessary. Governing PAIS Alliance Has Majority in Ecuador's Parliament http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9560&SEO=governing-pais-alliance-has-majority-in-ecuadors-parliament Quito, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) With 75,4% of the votes counted in the election to renew Ecuador''s National Assembly, the governing PAIS Alliance (AP, in Spanish) of President Rafael Correa has a broad lead over the opposition to win an absolute majority. Aircraft that Violated Venezuelan Airspace Shot Down http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9557&SEO=aircraft-that-violated-venezuelan-airspace-shot-down Caracas, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEOFANB) has confirmed the downing of an aircraft that was violating Venezuelan airspace, in southern Maracaibo Lake, Zulia state. International Missions Ratify Electoral Transparency in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9545&SEO=international-missions-ratify-electoral-transparency-in-ecuador 20 de febrero de 2017, 17:59Quito, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) International agencies of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and the Inter-American Union of Electoral Organizations (Uniore) ratified the electoral transparency in Ecuador. Cuban Artists Preselected for South American Art Biennial http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9544&SEO=cuban-artists-preselected-for-south-american-art-biennial 20 de febrero de 2017, 17:40Buenos Aires, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Four projects by Cuban artists and curators were preselected for the International Contemporary Art Biennial of South America, which will be held from September to December in more than 40 cities in the world, with its central venue in the city of Buenos Aires. Government of Venezuela Seeks to Develop Fish Production http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9542&SEO=government-of-venezuela-seeks-to-develop-fish-production 20 de febrero de 2017, 16:45Caracas, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The government is working to make Venezuela a fishing and aquaculture power, and in this way optimize the distribution of seafood to the population, local press reports said today. Evo Morales Calls for Defending Bolivia's Social Achievements http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9533&SEO=evo-morales-calls-for-defending-bolivias-social-achievements 20 de febrero de 2017, 15:38La Paz, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales stressed today the importance of deepening in history to defend the social achievements of the Andean nation from the exploits of the national heroes. Correa Warns on Rigged Campaign if Second Round of Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9531&SEO=correa-warns-on-rigged-campaign-if-second-round-of-elections Quito, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa urged citizens to be alert for a rigged opposition campaign if at the end of the vote a second round of general elections is needed. Yes has the lead in Ecuador's Referendum on Tax Havens http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9521&SEO=yes-has-the-lead-in-ecuadors-referendum-on-tax-havens Quito, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) With less of 30% of the votes counted in Ecuador''s referendum on the prohibition of tax havens, the Yes has a lead of 54,77% to ban public servants and political candidates from having accounts or companies in these so-called fiscal paradises. Bolivia's Replication to Chile Is Based on the Truth, Arce Says http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9517&SEO=bolivias-replication-to-chile-is-based-on-the-truth-arce-says La Paz, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Justice and Transparency Minister Hector Arce said today that the maritime replication to Chile proves with historic documents this country''s right to recover its sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. Bogota Police Has Clues about Blast Responsibility http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9513&SEO=bogota-police-has-clues-about-blast-responsibility Bogota, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Bogota Police commander, Hoover Penilla, said today the police have clues on those responsible of the bomb that exploded near the Santamaria bullring in this capital. Ecuador Expectant over Final Official Results of Sunday Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9506&SEO=ecuador-expectant-over-final-official-results-of-sunday-elections Quito, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) After midnight with 81.5% of the votes counted, Lenin Moreno, of the governing PAIS Alliance, had a ten point lead over his closest political rival, ex banker Guillermo Lasso, but one point short of the 40% needed to win in the first round of Ecuador''s Sunday presidential elections. Brazil to Acquire Vietnamese Robusta Coffee http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9505&SEO=brazil-to-acquire-vietnamese-robusta-coffee Hanoi, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Latina) Brazil will import robust coffee from Vietnam as part of purchases to meet the demand of the domestic industry of that bean, used in the production of the instant type, was released here today. Governing PAIS Alliance Candidate Leads Elections in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9503&SEO=governing-pais-alliance-candidate-leads-elections-in-ecuador 19 de febrero de 2017, 21:15Quito, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) With 57% of the vote officially counted, the presidential candidate of the governing PAIS Alliance and Vice President, Lenin Moreno, leads the general elections of Ecuador with 38,26% of the ballots, ahead of Guillermo Lasso, of Creating Opportunities Movement, with 29,86%. Leading Opposition Candidate in Ecuador Says There'll Be a Run-Off http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9502&SEO=leading-opposition-candidate-in-ecuador-says-therell-be-a-run-off 19 de febrero de 2017, 19:41Quito, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Former banker Guillermo Lasso, the leading opposition candidate in Ecuador''s presidential elections, said today after the polls closed that there''ll be an electoral run-off with the candidate for the governing PAIS Alliance, Lenin Moreno, and called on all the opposition to back him up. Lenin Moreno, of PAIS Alliance, Would Be Ecuador's Next President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9501&SEO=lenin-moreno-of-pais-alliance-would-be-ecuadors-next-president 19 de febrero de 2017, 18:17Quito, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Despite a negative and dirty campaign against him, Lenin Moreno, the presidential candidate for the governing PAIS Alliance, leads the Sunday elections in Ecuador with 42,9% of the vote according to surveys on exit polls. Church Hierarchy Accused of Calling for Violence in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9496&SEO=church-hierarchy-accused-of-calling-for-violence-in-venezuela Caracas, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Journalist Jose Vicente Rangel accused Venezuelan church leaders of persisting in turning a deaf ear on Venezuela´s democratic order and calling for public disobedience to destabilize and try to overthrow the Bolivarian Government. Bolivia Investigates Arms Shipment from USA http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9494&SEO=bolivia-investigates-arms-shipment-from-usa La Paz, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian authorities continue today investigating over an arms shipment from United States which was discovered on Friday in Santa Cruz department, hidden in the double bottom of a trailer. Ecuador: Correa criticizes Spanish and Venezuelan Stance on Elections http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9493&SEO=ecuador-correa-criticizes-spanish-and-venezuelan-stance-on-elections Quito, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador, criticized today the positions taken by a Spanish senator and a Venezuelan politician on the process of general elections that takes place in this South American nation and for migrants abroad. Colombian Guerrilla Reintegrates into Civilian Life http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9489&SEO=colombian-guerrilla-reintegrates-into-civilian-life Bogota, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) With the arrival of about 6,900 FARC-EP guerrillas to disarming zones, the preparation of this Colombian movement is beginning today for its reintegration into civilian life after half a century of conflict. General Elections Start Off in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9487&SEO=general-elections-start-off-in-ecuador Quito, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Elections are not won by speculation, elections are won with votes, the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Juan Pablo Pozo stated, when inaugurating the general elections in Ecuador. The Correa Factor as a Catalyst for the Elections in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9485&SEO=the-correa-factor-as-a-catalyst-for-the-elections-in-ecuador Por Nestor Marin, Special EnvoyQuito, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Loved by many, hated by others, but not leaving anyone abandoned, President Rafael Correa could be a catalyst among undecided voters, even without seeking reelection in today''s elections. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Statements by Argentine President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9474&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-rejects-statements-by-argentine-president Caracas, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has rejected statements by President Mauricio Macri, considering them an offense that the Argentine head of State had said that the situation ''is worse'' in Venezuela, compared to one year ago. Italy Interested in Producing Wines with Bolivian Coca Leaf http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9471&SEO=italy-interested-in-producing-wines-with-bolivian-coca-leaf La Paz, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Development Planning, Mariana Prado, informed here that representatives of the enterprise Vinos Mariani of Italy, are interested in elaborating their products using Bolivian coca leaf. Ecuador Leads Actions in Defense Rights of Migrants in U.S. http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9470&SEO=ecuador-leads-actions-in-defense-rights-of-migrants-in-u.s. Quito, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador leads actions in defense of rights of migrants living in the United States, where the new government harshens policies against that sector. World Circuit Adventure Race Being Prepared in Paraguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9464&SEO=world-circuit-adventure-race-being-prepared-in-paraguay Asuncion, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The race for expedition adventure race called Aventura Exopedicion Guarani, is already on preparation for the start in Paraguay, from March 6. Ambassador Denounces Spain´s Interference in Venezuela http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9459&SEO=ambassador-denounces-spainas-interference-in-venezuela 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:14Madrid, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Mario Isea, Venezuelan Ambassador in Spain, denounced today here the persistent interference of the conservative management of Mariano Rajoy in the internal affairs of Venezuela. Eight Exploding Envelopes Detected in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9458&SEO=eight-exploding-envelopes-detected-in-ecuador 17 de febrero de 2017, 17:12Quito, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Director of Operations for the National Police, General Ramiro Mantilla, stated that at least eight exploding envelopes, of which four were seized, were sent in the last hours by Ecuador Post. Brazilian Army Chief Says the Country is Drifting http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9453&SEO=brazilian-army-chief-says-the-country-is-drifting Brasilia, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Army Chief, General Dias Dias Costa Villas Boas stated today that the country is adrift after mentioning violence and lack of security as the key elements of the moment. Fires in Chile Leave Severe Human and Material Losses http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9452&SEO=fires-in-chile-leave-severe-human-and-material-losses Santiago, Chile, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The National Forest Corporation (CONAF) reported today that the fires that devastated part of Chile''s territory left serious human and material damages. Rio de Janeiro Carnival Gathers More Than One Million Tourists http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9447&SEO=rio-de-janeiro-carnival-gathers-more-than-one-million-tourists Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Rio de Janeiro, one of the most sensual and rhythmic cities in Brazil, will host more than one million visitors this year for the carnival festivities, a splurge of color and music. Legislator Charges CNN with Conspiracy Against Venezuela Sovereignty http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9438&SEO=legislator-charges-cnn-with-conspiracy-against-venezuela-sovereignty Caracas, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) National Assembly (AN) deputy Tania Díaz accused CNN today of leading a media propaganda to the service of the international right, which violates the sovereignty and stability of Venezuela. Russia and Uruguay Strengthen Health Cooperation http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9437&SEO=russia-and-uruguay-strengthen-health-cooperation Moscow, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Uruguay strengthened today cooperation in the medical field and envisage actions in terms of technological and educational exchange, said Russian Minister of Health, Veronica Skvortsova. Evo Morales Satisfied with Meetings in The Hague and Rome http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9430&SEO=evo-morales-satisfied-with-meetings-in-the-hague-and-rome La Paz, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has expressed today his satisfaction with the results of the meetings with the legal team in The Hague and with FAO Director-General, Jose Graziano da Silva, in Rome. Electoral Silence Prior to General Elections Prevails in Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9426&SEO=electoral-silence-prior-to-general-elections-prevails-in-ecuador Quito, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Starting at 00:00 (local time) today Ecuador is in the process of electoral silence, a stage prior to the general elections that will take place throughout the national territory and three special foreign circumscriptions on the coming Sunday, February 19. Workers Accuse Copper Mining Bosses in Chile http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9424&SEO=workers-accuse-copper-mining-bosses-in-chile Santiago, Chile, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Trade union leaders from Escondida, the world''s largest copper mine, accused the Anglo-Australian firm BHP Billiton, for wanting to criminalize the legal strike and ignore their demands. G20 Foreign Ministers Discuss Development and Peacekeeping http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9423&SEO=g20-foreign-ministers-discuss-development-and-peacekeeping Bonn, Germany, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting will end today after two days of sessions which focused on sustainable development and global conflicts. Bolivia to Host International Meeting on Bioceanic Railway http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9416&SEO=bolivia-to-host-international-meeting-on-bioceanic-railway La Paz, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia prepares a meeting next March 21 between representatives of Germany, Switzerland, Peru and Paraguay to ratify the European nations as investors of the Bioceanic Central Railway Corridor (BCRC). Cuba, Guyana to Care for Caribbean Children with Disabilities http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9414&SEO=cuba-guyana-to-care-for-caribbean-children-with-disabilities Georgetown, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) A center for the care of Caribbean children with special educational needs associated with disabilities will be opened here in March, its coordinator, Cuban professor Jorge Duvalon announced today. Greenpeace's Emblematic Ship to Reach Chile for Exploration http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9408&SEO=greenpeaces-emblematic-ship-to-reach-chile-for-exploration 16 de febrero de 2017, 18:20Santiago de Chile, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The emblematic ship Rainbow Warrior of the ecologist organization Greenpeace will reach Chile on February 22 to explore southern seas and ecosystems. Cuban Writer Launches Book on Fidel Castro´s Visits to Ecuador http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9402&SEO=cuban-writer-launches-book-on-fidel-castroas-visits-to-ecuador 16 de febrero de 2017, 16:52Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The book ''Fidel en Ecuador. Bajo el cielo de la independencia'' by Cuban journalist and researcher Jose Antonio Quintana, tackles the visits made by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro to Ecuador. Electoral Campaign Closes in Ecuador for Elections on Sunday http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9401&SEO=electoral-campaign-closes-in-ecuador-for-elections-on-sunday Quito, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The eight Ecuadorian presidential candidates are closing their electoral campaigns today in Quito and Guayaquil, in view of coming general elections to be held on Sunday, February 19th. NAM Rejects US Sanctions Against Vice President http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9397&SEO=nam-rejects-us-sanctions-against-vice-president Caracas, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Movement of Non Aligned Countries (NAM) has today rejected the U.S. Treasury Department''s sanction against Venezuela''s Vice President Tareck El Aissami, for alleged links to international drug trafficking. FAO Support Bolivia's Request for Water Funding http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9394&SEO=fao-support-bolivias-request-for-water-funding Rome, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it will support Bolivia in obtaining funding for irrigation and water generation projects. Peruvian Ex President Testifies on Odebrecht Bribes http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9391&SEO=peruvian-ex-president-testifies-on-odebrecht-bribes Lima, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Ex-President Alan Garcia appeared today in court as a witness in one of the cases of supposed corruption by the Brazilian company Odebrecht that puts the country''s political circles in the public eye. Uncertainty at G-20 Meeting Due to New US Diplomacy http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9386&SEO=uncertainty-at-g-20-meeting-due-to-new-us-diplomacy Berlin, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) G-20 Group meeting of foreign ministers shows today a growing uncertainty about US diplomacy and its influence on fundamental economic issues. Concentration Zones of Colombian Guerrilla Almost Ready http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9381&SEO=concentration-zones-of-colombian-guerrilla-almost-ready Colombia, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Commander Carlos Antonio Losada, a member of the FARC-EP Secretariat, said that before Friday, the transfer of the last remaining guerrilla units to the concentration zones must be completed, which will be demobilized and disarmed. Innovations of Ecuador Electoral Process Praised http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9380&SEO=innovations-of-ecuador-electoral-process-praised Quito, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The general coordinator of the Observer Mission of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which accompanies Ecuador''s ongoing electoral process, Alexander Vega, praised today the system and innovations implemented for the general elections. CNN Spanish Service Suspension in Venezuela is Legitimate http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9377&SEO=cnn-spanish-service-suspension-in-venezuela-is-legitimate Caracas, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Andres Eloy Mendez, director of the National Telecommunications Commission, CONATEL, has stated today that the suspension of CNN''s Spanish-language service in the South American nation is a legitimate and constitutional decision. Prisoners in Ecuador Are Voting Today http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9376&SEO=prisoners-in-ecuador-are-voting-today Quito, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) People deprived of liberty in Ecuador will vote today as part of the general election process that will end on Sunday, February 19. Tabare Vazquez Invites Putin to Visit Uruguay http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9374&SEO=tabare-vazquez-invites-putin-to-visit-uruguay Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) President Tabare Vazquez invited his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin to visit Uruguay during an enlarged meeting he attended along with several ministers. Cuban Hotels Among Best All-Inclusive Resorts of the Caribbean http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9373&SEO=cuban-hotels-among-best-all-inclusive-resorts-of-the-caribbean Varadero, Cuba, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Two hotels in this resort, the largest and most important in Cuba, stand out today in the All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean region, a prestigious website specializing in tourism reported. Angola-Brazil-US, Underwater Cable Makes Progress http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9372&SEO=angola-brazil-us-underwater-cable-makes-progress Luanda, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The works of submarine fiber optic cable that will join Angola, Brazil and the United States are now 46 percent execution, reported the company in charged in a communique. Uruguay Supports Russia in Rejecting All Kinds of Terrorism http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9368&SEO=uruguay-supports-russia-in-rejecting-all-kinds-of-terrorism Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan President, Tabare Vazquez, has expressed today his support for Russia''s rejection of terrorism, whatever its origin, after meeting with Valentina Matvienko, chairwoman of the Federation Council. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects USA Attacks http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9362&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-rejects-usa-attacks Caracas, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has rejected new attacks against her country from the United States government, according to her Twitter account. Bolivian Economy is Expected to Grow 4.7 Percent this Year http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9355&SEO=bolivian-economy-is-expected-to-grow-4.7-percent-this-year La Paz, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia expects an economic growth for 2017 of 4,7 percent of its Gross Domestic Product and an inflation rate below five percent in the Financial Fiscal Program, declared minister of the Economy, Luis Arce. Colombian Gov´t Seeks to Increase Presidential Term to Five Years http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=9353&SEO=colombian-govat-seeks-to-increase-presidential-term-to-five-years Bogota, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Colombia will present a political reform to the Congress seeking to increase the presidential term to five years, as well as the posts of Attorney, Public Prosecutor, mayors and governors.