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Ottawa, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Members of the National Assembly of the People''s Power of Cuba (parliament) participated in an exchange on Legislative Transparency, in this capital, sponsored by the organization ParlAméricas, the Cuban embassy in this capital stated today.

19 de octubre de 2017, 16:40Washington, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, met today in this capital with U.S. congressmen as part of his efforts to secure assistance in rebuilding the island after Hurricane Maria.

Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The economic, financial and trade damage caused by the US blockade of Cuba affects all sectors and one of them is construction, in which annual losses have reached millions, leaders of the sector denounced today.

19 de octubre de 2017, 15:05United Nations, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) About 15,000 children died daily last year before reaching the age five, 7,000 of them did not even reach one month, according to a report released today by Unicef. The United Nations Children''s Fund (Unicef) stated that while deaths fell before the age of five, compared to the 2000 figures (5 million 600 thousand against almost 10 million), the situation remains very regrettable, with particular impact on the poorest countries.

United Nations, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) UN Independent Experts on Human Rights warned today that unilateral sanctions such as the US blockade against Cuba play with people''s lives, lack logic and must cease.

Moscow, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed concern today at the concentration of forces and means of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in neighboring nations with coasts in the Baltic Sea.

Kabul, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) At least 43 soldiers were killed during a Taliban attack on a military base in the Maiwand, Afghan province of Helmand, the Defense Ministry said today.

Los Ángeles,Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Morgan Freeman will star as Colin Powell in an independent biopic about the former U.S. Secretary of State.

Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Science at the service of agriculture in Cuba is one of the attractions that can be seen today at the 5th Fruit Growing Symposium, where as a perfect binomial are combined in the search for sustainability.

Sochi, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The World Festival of Youth and Students is today dedicating to Asia and Oceania, whose activities have been focused on the different continents.

Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) A global educational day to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention is taking place all over the world today, with several initiatives aimed at early detection, treatment and palliative cares.