Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina 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. 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. 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. Cuban Vice President Describes Visit to Guinea as Satisfactory Por Hector Miranda, special correspondentMalabo, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice President Roberto Morales Ojeda described as very satisfactory his visit to Equatorial Guinea, during which he had the opportunity to congratulate the people and government of this country for the 50th anniversary of their independence. 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. Constitutional Process Is a Landmark of Popular Participation in Cuba Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The debates on the new Draft Resolution in every Cuban neighborhood, school and work place involves millions of people and it is a landmark of popular participation, the lawmaker Yohana Odriozola said in Havana. 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. Chile to Host World Congress of Scientific Youth 13 de octubre de 2018, 00:10Santiago de Chile, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The University of Santiago de Chile (USACH) will host the 9th World Congress of Scientific Youth from November 15-19, with the participation of a hundred exhibitors from 18 countries. International Bodies Demand End of U.S. Blockade on Cuba 12 de octubre de 2018, 16:51Havana, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) International organizations with representations in Cuba have demanded the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island. 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. Canadian Government Organizes Dialogue on Firearms Ban 12 de octubre de 2018, 15:01Ottawa, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The Canadian Government is ready to start consultations with several sectors of the country on an eventual ban on firearms sales and possession, as part of a national strategy to fight violence. US Sanctions Affect Healthcare Sector in Lebanon 12 de octubre de 2018, 14:46Beirut, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) The sanctions imposed by the United States will affect the healthcare sector in Lebanon if the Islamic Resistance or Hezbollah takes over the Health Ministry in the next government, local media reported on Friday. The Metabolome: A Way to Measure Obesity London, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Scientists are subjecting the study of the metabolome and its relationship with body mass index (BMI) to measure the harmful effects of obesity on health, Journal Cell Metabolism published on Friday. 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.