Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Great Expectation When Habano Festival is About to Open 24 de febrero de 2018, 20:49Havana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) In just a few hours before opening the Twentieth Edition of the Habano Festival, today lovers of Premium cigars have great expectation for the event. Civil-Military Exercise Independence 2018 Takes Place in Venezuela 24 de febrero de 2018, 14:49Caracas, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), in a civil-military alliance with the Venezuelan people, is carrying out the tactical stage of the Independence 2018 exercise from today and during the weekend, seeking to strengthen the defensive system of the country. Economists Call for Moratorium on Puerto Rico's Public Debt 24 de febrero de 2018, 14:48San Juan, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) With an immediate future marked by contradictions, most Puerto Rican economists called today for a moratorium on the country''s public debt of more than $73 billion USD. The moratorium on the debt''s payment for five years would be joined by an adjustment in the scheme of economic advisers of the Fiscal Oversight Board (JSF), set up in Puerto Rico through the law Promesa, fostered by the U.S. Congress and the White House. Cuba Supports Unicef's Efforts to Reduce Infant Mortality United Nations, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba supports the efforts of the United Nations Children''s Fund (Unicef) in the Every Child Alive campaign, which seeks to reduce the high rate of infant mortality in the world. Human Rights Group Warns USA Deploys Terrorists in Ghouta, Syria Damascus, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Syrian Network of Human Rights denounced today the United States Army gathers terrorist groups, including Islamic State, to deploy them in the region of Eastern Ghouta. Law on Donbas Reintegration Comes into Force Kiev, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The law 7163 on the peculiarities of the State policy on securing Ukraine''s state sovereignty over temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions came into force after being published by the official newspaper Golas Ukraini. IT Alliances Focus on Cuban Society 24 de febrero de 2018, 11:35Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Strengthening alliances and the use of information technologies stand out today among priorities of the computerization process of Cuban society, highlight today government sources. Turkey Attacks Convoy with Fuel in Afrin, Syria Damascus, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Civil sources said today that the armed actions of the Turkish Army in the northern Syrian site of Afrin continued, this time against an aid convoy carrying fuel for the population of that community. IOM Launches an Appeal for $194 Million USD for Refugees Geneva, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched an appeal for $ 194 million USD to handle in 2018 the humanitarian needs of 13 million people targeted by the armed conflict in Syria, most of the specialized media in finance and economy said today. Japan and Chile Insist on Free Trade Tokyo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The desire of Japan and Chile to insist on mutual free trade agreements appears today in the attention of economists and market operators. The Tsars of the Russian Ballet for the First Time in Bolivia La Paz, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Tsars of the Russian Ballet will exhibit their art for the first time in Bolivia with three presentations in the departments of La Paz and Cochabamba, local media reported today. Thousands of People and Vehicles Still Stranded on Chinese Island Beijing, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of people and vehicles continue to be stranded in the province of Hainan, an island in southern China, although air and maritime companies are applying urgent measures to alleviate the traffic jam caused by bad weather conditions. French Farmers Boo President at Agricultural Fair Paris, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) A multitude of farmers whistled at French President, Emmanuel Macron, during his visit to the International Salon of Agriculture in its inaugural session. Russian Press Reports on Transfer of Modern SU-57 to Syria Moscow, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Russian press today sent data on social networks about the transfer of up to four SU-57 fifth-generation multifunctional fighters to the Jmimim air base in the Syrian province of Latakia. Cuba Celebrates 123 Years of Resumption of Independence Struggles Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba today celebrates the 123 anniversary of the resumption of independence struggles and the beginning of the fights known as necessary war, organized by José Martí to achieve the definitive separation of Spain. Nominations to Presidential Elections Begin in Venezuela Caracas, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The nominations of candidates for the presidential elections on April 22 began today in Venezuela with online registration, in accordance with the schedule published by the National Electoral Council (CNE). Chile Raises Its Voice for Nuclear Disarmament in Nagasaki Por By Fausto Triana, special envoyNagasaki, Japan, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet once again raised her voice in favor of nuclear disarmament during a visit to Nagasaki, Japan, hit by an atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 at 11 am : 02 in the morning. El Salvador Rejects New Trump Insults on Collaboration San Salvador, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of El Salvador denied today the new verbal attack of U.S. president, Donald Trump, accusing him of attempting against the dignity of that Central American nation. PDRK and South Korea Return to the Negotiating Table Seoul, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The People's Democratic Republic of Korea (PDRK) and South Korea will again hold talks on Tuesday in order to coordinate the north''s participation in the Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, confirmed today the local government. Mercosur and European Union, The Free Trade Dilemma By Maria Julia MayoralHavana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Countries of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) and the European Union (EU) attempt to end almost 20 years of contradictory negotiations to give life to a trade treaty under the rules of supposed free trade.