Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuba Boosts Power Generation Through Biomass Havana, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba boosts power generation through biomass by building a plant capable of generating 60 megawatts (MW) a day of electricity, revealed a source related to renewable energy sources. Cuba Fosters the Use of Zeolite Havana, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is currently promoting the use of zeolite as a multipurpose mineral in agricultural development and also as an exportable item, said the deputy director of the Cuban Geominsal business group, Maria Esperanza Del Pozo. Mining Consultation Suspended in Colombia Bogota, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Colombia's Council of State suspended a popular consultation in the department of Cundinamarca on whether or not to approve oil exploitation in that central part of the country, whose capital is Bogota. Germany Investigates Multi Million Fraud Berlin, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Tax authorities in Germany are investigating what the press call ''the biggest fraud in the history of Europe'', with estimated damages of 55,2 billion euros. Cuba's President Checks Economic-Social Development Programs Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, checked this week several programs that impact on the economic and social life of the island. Photovoltaic Park to be Built in Mariel Development Zone, Cuba Havana, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The enterprise Mariel Solar S.A. will soon start installation of the first photovoltaic park with 100 percent foreign capital, with an estimated output of 102 Gigawatts/hour (GWh) per year, revealed here an authorized source. Austria Calls for Cooperation with Asia at ASEM Summit Brussels, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz insisted on establishing close cooperation with Asian States, due to their importance to the European Union (EU), in statements at the first session of the 12th Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) on Friday. South African President to Host Investment Conference Pretoria, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, will host the Investment Conference to be held next week in Johannesburg, where he will announce projects to boost economic growth, it was informed here. European Union, UK Plan to Extend Brexit Transition Period Brussels, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina)British British Prime Minister Theresa May said today that her country and the European Union (EU) are weighing the possibility of extending the Brexit transition or UK''s withdrawal from that community body. Cuba Looks to Reduce Blockade Effects on its Financial System Havana, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Minister-President of the Banco Central de Cuba (BCC), Irma Martínez, said the country works to minimize all that it can the great incidence of U.S. blockade in its financial system. Many Wars are Driven by Natural Resource Control United Nations, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Natural resources have caused more than 40 per cent of the wars during the last 60 years and this percentage could grow, exacerbated by the climate change that is currently affecting the whole world. Cybernetic Frauds Increase in Mexico Mexico, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) In the first half of this year, the amount of cyber frauds in Mexico went up to two million 74 thousand 554, representing a 31 percent increase compared to the same period of 2017, it was known today. Thousands Protest against Corruption in Haiti Port-au-Prince, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of persons took to the main streets of this capital on Wednesday to protest against the waste of public funds and corruption. Barbados: Youth Commitment Is Priority for Tourism Bridgetown, Oct, 17 (Prensa Latina) The youth commitment is today a strategic priority for the leisure and hospitality industry in Barbados, said the director of the Tourism Products Authority (BTPA), Marsha Alleyne. Bolivian Government Ratifies Poverty Reduction Struggle La Paz, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has reiterated his government''s commitment to continuing to fight to reduce poverty in the country, a rate that has dropped 23.5 percent in the past 12 years. European Commission Inclined to Sign Trade Agreement with Vietnam Brussels, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission (EC) informed today of its proposal to sign and apply free trade and investment agreement with Vietnam. Eclac Reduces Growth Forecast for the Region to 1.3 Percent Santiago de Chile, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Eclac) reduced to 1,3 percent and not far better perspectives for 2019, with 1.8 percent. Venezuela, Namibia Strengthen Exchange in Education, Mining Caracas, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Vice Minister of Foreign Relations for Africa, Yuri Pimentel, reiterated on Tuesday his country''s will to increase political relations and cooperation with Namibia in education and mining. U.S. Will Lose Billions in Revenue as Chinese Tourist Number Dwindles Beijing, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The United States will lose the millionaire income that Chinese tourism provides, because its tensions against this country drive away those who wish to visit its territory, local press said on Tuesday. Official Complicity in Panamanian Farmers' Eviction Denounced Panama, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The eviction of 400 farming families from their lands in the western Panamanian district of Baru, ordered by the justice system, is illegal, unconstitutional and deprives them of their rights, said defenders of the victims on Tuesday.