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. Pope Francis to Receive Paraguayan President in November 15 de octubre de 2018, 00:20Asuncion, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, will receive Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez in a private meeting in the Vatican on November 5, the president confirmed on his Twitter account. Che and Beginning of Cuban Independence Wars Remembered in Russia Moscow, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Russia commemorated the fall in combat of the heroic guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara and the beginning of the wars for independence in Cuba, at an event held here on Sunday. 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. National Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Cuban Culture Day Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Symphony Orchestra gave a special concert on Sunday that will be dedicated to National Culture Day that included music by emblematic composers. 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. Cuba Is Willing to Defend Friendship with Ethiopia, Official Says Addis Ababa, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is willing to defend its historic friendship with Ethiopia in any front and in all possible ways, Ramon Espinosa, Deputy Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, said in Addis Abeba. Xi Jinping Is Willing to Further Boost China-Dominica Relations Beijing, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his willingness to work with Dominica to further strengthen relations and cooperation, when he congratulated his Caribbean counterpart, Charles Savarin, for his reelection. Maduro Welcomes European Network of Solidarity with Venezuela Caracas, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro welcomed the creation in Brussels, Belgium, of the European Network of Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. Salvadoran President Highlights Arnulfo Romero's Spiritual Guidance San Salvador, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The canonization of the most universal Salvadoran, Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, cheers and inspires this Central American nation, President Salvador Sanchez Ceren said on Saturday. UN Condemns Attacks on Electoral Targets in Afghanistan United Nations, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the deadly attacks on an electoral rally in the province of Takhar and in the office of a candidate in Herat, Afghanistan. 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. Syrian Authorities Find Arms Cashe near Damascus 14 de octubre de 2018, 08:00Damascus, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Syrian security units found weapons and ammunition that belonged to terrorist group in farms in the town of Yelda, on the outskirts of Damascus, it was reported on Sunday. Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival to Be Held in Haiti Port of Prince, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival (PAP Jazz), one of the largest festivals of the genre in Haiti, will be held between January 19 and 26, according to its organizers. Havana Film Festival to Present Honour Coral Award in 2018 Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The Havana Film Festival will present the Honour Coral Award and the Special Coral in its 40th edition, announced the organizers of the event scheduled to be held from December 6 to 16. Palestinian Government Condemns Woman's Murder by Israeli Settlers Ramallah, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian government condemned on Saturday the murder of a woman, mother of eight children, by Israeli settlers when the car in which she was found was stoned on a road in the occupied West Bank. 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. Flooding Kills 22 in Western Indonesia Jakarta, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Around 22 people, including several children, died due to sudden floods and landslides in the Indonesian provinces of West Sumatra and North Sumatra, official sources confirmed on Saturday.