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Centroamérica / Caribe

Santiago de Cuba, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The 37th International Festival of the Caribbean began today in this city, with an extensive cultural and academic program to strengthen the relations between the regional countries, based on respect to their roots and spirituality.


Kingston, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Illiteracy among Jamaican farmers is the main impediment for agricultural development, local community expert Paul Bernard said.


Saint George''s, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Contemporary regional topics, with emphasis on issues linked to development will be disujssed in Grenada during the 38th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) confirmed the Secretary General of the organization, Irwin LaRocque.


Mexico, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) reported economic losses of 359 million pesos a day (about 20 million dollars), due to the shutdown of the Salina Santa Cruz refinery in Oaxaca, it was known here today.


Mexico, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Mexican authorities have registered 70,122 malicious murders between 2014 and the first five months of this year, met today.


Panama, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) In a shift previously predicted by many analysts, the officialist Partido Panameñista decided to support ''dissident'' deputy of Cambio Democratico (CD) Yanibel Abrego in her nomination for president of the National Assembly.


Georgetown, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Heads of State and Government from the 15 member countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will analyze, next week in this country, the main topical issues to the region, especially those regarding development.


Bridgetown, Barbados, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Barbadian Steve Stoute took the presidency of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (ODECABE) to replace recently deceased Hector Cardona, press media reported here Friday.


Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President highlighted today the importance of Petrocaribe, 12 years its establishment, for Latin American and Caribbean countries to have access to hydrocarbons, as an act of solidarity.


Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Treaty of Peoples'' Trade (Alba-TCP) demanded international condemnation of the use of violence as a political weapon to overthrow legitimate and democratically elected governments.


Mexico, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) About 42 percent of professionals in science and technology in Mexico are unemployed, revealed today a report by the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt).