Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuba Fosters the Use of Zeolite http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=35048&SEO=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. Cuba's President Checks Economic-Social Development Programs http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=35034&SEO=cubas-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 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=35022&SEO=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 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=35002&SEO=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 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34986&SEO=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 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34971&SEO=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 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34965&SEO=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 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34961&SEO=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 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34955&SEO=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 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34951&SEO=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. Eclac Reduces Growth Forecast for the Region to 1.3 Percent http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34936&SEO=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 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34912&SEO=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. Official Complicity in Panamanian Farmers' Eviction Denounced http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34891&SEO=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. Bolivia Begins Economic Damage Recount Due to Lack of Sea http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34883&SEO=bolivia-begins-economic-damage-recount-due-to-lack-of-sea La Paz, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Foreign Ministry, in coordination with the Strategic Directorate of Maritime Demand, Silala and Water Resources (Diremar), began on Tuesday the recount of the economic damages caused by the lack of sea outlet. Shanghai Airport has First Automatized Terminal in China http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34867&SEO=shanghai-airport-has-first-automatized-terminal-in-china Beijing, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Terminal one of the international airport Honggiao of Shanghai became today the first of China to operate completely automated, with support of technologies such as facial recognition. Food Is Priority on Cuban Government Agenda, FAO Says http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34863&SEO=food-is-priority-on-cuban-government-agenda-fao-says Havana, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Hunger is not a problem in Cuba, but a permanent occupation on the government and parliamentary agenda, FAO representative Marcelo Resende said on Monday. Restructuring Plan in Barbados to Affect More Than 1,000 Workers http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34861&SEO=restructuring-plan-in-barbados-to-affect-more-than-1000-workers Bridgetown, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) In the coming weeks, about 1,500 temporary workers throughout the public sector in Barbados will be fired, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said on Monday. Cuban Tourism Bets on High Standard, Minister Says http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34831&SEO=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. Cuba Seeks to Attract Tourists from Spain and Portugal http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34798&SEO=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. Tobacco Planting Campaign Starts in Cuba http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34778&SEO=tobacco-planting-campaign-starts-in-cuba Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba hopes to plant over 30 thousand hectares of tobacco in the campaign 2018-2019 starting in this central province, second largest producer of the leave, assured here specialisdts of the Tobacco Business Group (Tabacuba).