Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Australia´s bushfires devour vast forested region Canberra, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 80% of forested region known as Blue Mountains and classed as World Heritage Site, located in New South Wales (NSW), was ravaged by wildfires, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) reported today. China has 1.4 billion inhabitants, population declining Beijing, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) China on Friday reported that its population exceeded 1.4 billion in 2019, but at the same time, population is demographically declining because only 14.65 million babies were born last year. Failures reported in underwater cable connection Angola-Europe Luanda, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The multinational company Angola Cables informed today Friday that failures in the supply of telecommunication services by the section of the submarine cable for the connection between Angola and Europe have been registered. Cuban-developed cancer drug sees positive results Ciego de Avila, Cuba,  (Prensa Latina) The Cuban drug Heberferon, the only one of its kind in the world, has seen excellent results in the treatment of basal cell carcinoma of the skin in this Cuban province. Angola seeks cooperation with Brazil in the nursing field Luanda. Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The Angolan Nurses Order (ORDENFA) announced today it intends to strengthen professional exchanges with Brazilian counterparts, including access to scholarships in that South American country. Environmental challenges stand out in World Economic Forum survey Davos, Switzerland, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The top five global risks identified by the latest World Economic Forum Global Risks Perception Survey are associated to the adverse effects of climatological and environmental events, as published in a report on the website of the institution on Thursday. Lopez Obrador launches free healthcare plan for Mexicans Mexico, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched this Thursday his plan to provide free healthcare, including medicines, to benefit all Mexicans, especially those lacking social security. Red Cross reaffirms its commitment to victims of violence Addis Ababa, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer reaffirmed his commitment to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by ethnic violence. Dengue threatens northeastern states of Brazil Brasilia, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Espiritu Santo, Rio de Janeiro and nine states in northeastern Brazil could see a dengue outbreak from March, the Arbovirosis Surveillance Coordinator of the Ministry of Health, Rodrigo Saidi, warned on Thursday. Nearly 1,400 knee replacements in Costa Rica in 2019 15 de enero de 2020, 16:34San Jose, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) reported today that in 2019 it performed 1,396 total knee replacements, which allowed the same number of people to recover their quality of life. Influenza epidemic kills 11 in France 15 de enero de 2020, 15:50Paris, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The French Public Health Agency announced today the speedy spread of the flu virus as an epidemic in two regions of the country and the deaths of 11 people since the first cases were detected. GUE/NGL abstains on vote on European Green Deal 15 de enero de 2020, 15:48Brussels, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) The Confederal Group of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left (GUE / NGL) in the European Parliament (EP) Wednesday abstained on the vote on the so-called Green Deal resolution. Taal volcano is still active, tens of thousands evacuated 15 de enero de 2020, 15:40Manila, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Between 80,000 and 90,000 people have been evacuated on the Philippine island of Luzon due to the eruption of Taal volcano, which kept today Batangas province in stage-four alert. Forest fire in northern Quito 15 de enero de 2020, 14:55Quito, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Quito Firefighter Corps is trying to suffocate a forest fire that started 24 hours ago in Cerro Casitagua, north of this capital. Brazil re-opens Antarctic research base Brasilia, Jan. 15 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Antarctic research base, the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, will be re-inaugurated this Wednesday with a larger structure than the previous base used by researchers since 1984 and destroyed in a fire in 2012. Humpback whale watching in the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Humpback whales returned to the Dominican Republic, and the watching season opens as of Wednesday, an amazing natural sight that attracts the presence of tourists and visitors. Brazil reports reduction in healthcare services Brasilia, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Chaos in the healthcare sector due to protests, the lack of physicians, the closing of medical centers and the shortage of supplies characterized 2019 in Brazil, according to the O Globo newspaper. Cuba assesses Task Life's program to counter climate change Havana,  (Prensa Latina) Cuba's First Vice Minister Ines Maria Chapman visited the Agency of Environment in this capital, where she assessed the implementation of State's plan Task Life to counter climate change. Authorities assess Task Life's role to counter climate change 14 de enero de 2020, 13:45Havana, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s First Vice Minister Ines Maria Chapman visited the Agency of Environment in this capital, where she assessed the implementation of State''s plan Task Life to counter climate change. Emergency for Bolivian physicians due to unjustified layoffs La Paz, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian doctors who graduated in Cuba and Venezuela are in an emergency today, after learning that the health minister appointed by the de facto regime, Anibal Cruz, has been firing them arbitrarily.