Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Venezuela announces Special Rainfall Damage Mitigation Plan Caracas, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has announced a Special Rainfall Damage Mitigation Plan given the forecast of heavy rains in the last quarter of the year, the Sectoral Vice President of Public Works and Services, Néstor Reverol, said. Japan could designate Typhoon Hagibis a 'severe natural disaster' Tokyo, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today that the government is studying the possibility of designating Typhoon Hagibis as a 'severe natural disaster,' after leaving at least 74 dead and 13,000 homes underwater. Japan typhoon death toll rises to 68 (+Photo) Tokyo,  (Prensa Latina) The number of victims of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan rose today to 68 dead and 15 missing, Japanese authorities reported. Peruvian president calls for urgent action against global warming Lima, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) With a call for urgent and clear measures to fight global warming, the III Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Protected Areas (CAPLAC) opened in Peru, with the participation of representatives from 38 countries. Cuba to analyze prevention of digestive diseases Havana, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Gastroenterologists from some 10 countries will participate here in the 7th International Congress GastroCuba 2019 to discuss the treatment and early diagnosis of digestive diseases, one of the leading causes of death in the world, according to its organizers. Mediterranean suffers impact of accelerated global warming Athens, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) A study conducted by over 600 scientists found that global warming has been accelerating 20% faster in the Mediterranean basin than in other regions, with average temperatures reaching up to 2.2 degrees Celsius. Quake of 3.5 on the Richter scale shakes northern Haiti Port-au-Prince, Oct 14 ( Prensa Latina) A magnitude 3.5 earthquake shook Haiti's second largest city Cape Haitian, on the north coast, today. Climate change redraws economic and geopolitical map in the Arctic Washington, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The melting of the Arctic ice opened access to new energy resources, which caused an incipient struggle for power in the area, the Bloomberg agency reported today. Forty-two French departments on storm alert Paris, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) French national meteorological service, Meteo France, on Monday placed 42 departments on orange alert, the second highest, in the north, center and eastern regions of the country, due to the risk of severe storms. Environmentalists block access to London's financial district London, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) British environmental group 'Extinction Rebellion,' which has been protesting against government inaction to combat climate change for a week, blocked access to the financial center of this capital. Increases to 46 deadly figure by Typhoon Hagibis in Japan Tokyo, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The number of deceased victims of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan rose today to 46, while rescue efforts and the search for 16 missing persons continue under the fear that they are lifeless. Typhoon Hagibis kills 46 in Japan Tokyo, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Typhoon Hagibis has killed 46 people in Japan, while search and rescue operations continue and 16 people have been reported missing. Representative of Cuban scientific center visits Ukraine Kiev, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Business Manager of the Molecular Immunology Center, Giselle Velazquez Manrique, concluded a visit to Ukraine, diplomatic sources confirmed in this capital on Sunday. Up to 12 Pacific hurricanes expected this season Wellington, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Pacific Islands Climate Update team forecast up to 12 tropical cyclones in the region during the next hurricane season from November to April 2020. WHO declares Libya polio-free Tripoli, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Libya received a certificate from the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the country free of polio in the last year, the National Center for Disease Control reported today. For first time in Egypt, a woman elected union president Cairo, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Doctor Sherine Ghaleb, a professor of forensic psychology at the University of Cairo, today became the first woman in Egypt's trade union history to be elected president of the Medical Guild. Alexei Leonov, first person to walk in space, dies aged 86 Moscow, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, died today at the age of 86, as reported by the capital's television channel. One in two people in Cuba suffers from asthma FotosPL: Jorge Pérez Havana, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Asthma is today a major health problem in Cuba, where one in two people suffers from this chronic disease, common in children and adolescents. Italian study assesses accumulation of debris on seabed Rome, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) described as very serious the amount of debris found on the seabed, in the water column and beaches of Italy. French president calls to eradicate AIDS, TB and malaria Lyon, France, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday called on the international community to eradicate HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, during the Sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, hosted by the country.