Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Hurricane Michael Did Not Affect Tobacco Production Seriously in Cuba 15 de octubre de 2018, 00:40Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Michael, which affected Cuba''s westernmost tip recently, did not jeopardize tobacco crops, the president of the Tabacuba business group, Justo Luis Fuentes, said. Cuban Divers Win Photosub 2018 Cienfuegos, Cuba, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban competitors won the main prizes at the International Underwater Photography Contest Ohotosub 2018 with surprising images of Cuba''s seabed. US Blockade Submits Cuba to Financial Persecution United Nations, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The US blockade submits Cuban institutions to a financial persecution that has worsened in recent years, the Cuban mission at United Nations stressed on Sunday. US Blockade Violates Countries' Interests, Diaz-Canel Says Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Sunday that the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States damages the Cuban people and attempts against the countries'' sovereignty and interests. Nicaraguans Express Solidarity and Support for Cuban Revolution Managua, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Solidarity and trade union groups in Nicaragua ratified their support for the Cuban Revolution, condemned the US blockade, and expressed support for the constitutional reform in the Caribbean island. Blockade of Cuba Is Genocidal, Colombian Communists Say Bogota, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States'' blockade of Cuba is the longest genocide in history, the Communist Party of Colombia denounced. Cuban Tourism Bets on High Standard, Minister Says Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero noted that the inauguration of the Hotel Iberostar Grand Packard in Havana is the beginning of a new era for the sector, which is betting on the high-standard segment, local media reported. Blockade Is the Main Obstacle to Cuba's Development, Says Diaz-Canel Havana, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Saturday that the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States is the main impediment to the country''s economic progress. AfDB Approves Support Plan for Development Strategy in East Africa Addis Ababa, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The African Development Bank approved a five-year strategy to speed up transformation of the East African region, which could greatly benefit Ethiopia, it was released here on Saturday. AU Warns on Threat of Fall Armyworm 13 de octubre de 2018, 10:34Addis Ababa, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) warned on Saturday about the need to adopt effective strategies in the eastern and central region of the continent to improve the fight against the fall armyworm. Blockade on Cuba also Affects Food Sector 12 de octubre de 2018, 16:39Havana, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The technical director of the food group of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Silvio Mora, stated the blockade has a considerable impact on Cuba''s food in areas such as product conservation and transportation. Barbados Signs Agreement with Green Climate Fund 12 de octubre de 2018, 15:09Bridgetown, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) On Wednesday, the Government of Barbados announced the signing of the first Agreement for Subvention of Preparation with the Green Climate Fund, which will allow the country to receive a subvention of 300,000 dollars to protect the environment. Diaz-Canel Checks on Recovery after Hurricane in Isle of Youth 12 de octubre de 2018, 15:09Nueva Gerona, Cuba, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel visited areas of the special municipality of Isle of Youth affected earlier this week by Hurricane Michael. Cuba Seeks to Attract Tourists from Spain and Portugal Havana, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Tourism of Cuba (MINTUR) will reportedly hold a business meetings to promote Cuban products and services in Spain and Portugal. Cuba's Deputy Foreign Minister Joins Medical Brigade in Timor Leste Dili, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Marcelino Medina, held a meeting on Friday with the collaborators of the Cuban medical brigade (BMC) who assist in Timor Lester. Bolivia Marks Decolonization Day La Paz, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) While the policies of plundering our natural resources continue, our struggle will continue, President Evo Morales said on Friday, celebrating the Decolonization Day and presenting the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Germany Extends Austria Border Controls over Migrants Berlin, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina)The Germany and Austria governments have agreed Friday to extend for six months the border controls between the two European countries with the aim of avoiding migratory flows, according to government sources. China Rejects U.S. Accusations on Espionage and Cyber Attack Beijing, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) China rejected today and demanded to withdraw accusations on an alleged espionage and cyber attacks, the last in a saga of accusations that submerge both powers in an unending dispute. Nobel Prize Perez Esquivel Sends Letter to UN Criticizing US Blockade Buenos Aires, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) ''As long as the United States continues attacking the Cuban people as if the Cold War continued, it will be attacking the right of all peoples to peace, sovereignty and development,'' Nobel Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel stressed in Buenos Aires. Ebola Cases Spike in DR Congo, Daily Rate Doubled Since September Kinshasa, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is alarmed by the 33 new cases of Ebola reported since October 1, compared to 41 in all of September in DR Congo.