Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Angolan president highlights crackdown on corruption Luanda, Oct. 15 (Prensa Latina) Angolan President João Lourenço reported this Tuesday that the African nation has opened 192 investigations into alleged corruption in the last two years, and reiterated his pledge to eradicate impunity. Sustained increase in the number of Cubans traveling abroad Havana, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The number of Cuban citizens traveling abroad grew by more than 20 percent in the first eight months of this year, a senior official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Prensa Latina. Some 1,192 arrests and eight deaths during protests in Ecuador Quito, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) In an updated report, Ecuador's Ombudsman confirmed 1,192 arrests and eight deaths during the 11 days of nationwide protests against the elimination of fuel subsidies decreed by the government. Spain condemns Turkish military offensive in northeastern Syria Madrid, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Spain today condemned Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria and announced that it will deny new arms export licenses to that country in coordination with its European Union partners. 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. Another corruption scandal uncovered in Panama (+Photo) Panama, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) A new corruption scandal revealed on Monday by the daily La Estrella de Panama, involves a construction company owned by Mexican Carlos Slim, which allegedly bribed officials of the Ricardo Martinelli administration (2009-2014). 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. IMF: Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 0.2 percent in 2019 Washington, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 0.2 percent this year, eight tenths less than in 2018 and more than one percentage point below the previous forecast, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported here today. Venezuelan government protests exclusion from 141st IPU Assembly Text and photo: Roberto MolinaBelgrade, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan deputies of the ruling party protested this Tuesday before high-ranking authorities of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) that they were prevented from being accredited to participate in the 141st IPU Assembly taking place in this capital. Diosdado Cabello on working visit to China Beijing, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, continues this Monday a working visit to China, in the context of the 20 years since Hugo Chavez's first trip here. Venezuelan social movements to march in support of Ecuador Caracas, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan social and indigenous movements will take to the streets on Tuesday in Caracas to support the Ecuadorian people's victory over the government's neoliberal economic measures. No one and nothing will stop Cuba's socialist project Paris, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador Oscar Leon, speaking on Tuesday before the UNESCO Executive Board, stressed that the Caribbean island will not renounce the socialist project chosen sovereignly by its people, despite increasing hostility on the part of the United States. Ecuador's schools reopen after widespread protests Quito, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador's schools reopened on Tuesday, as the country gradually returns to normal, after 11 days of national strike action demanding the government restore fuel subsidies, eliminated by presidential decree. Bolivian president to present evidence of coup plans La Paz, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Bolivians await details following the announcement made by President Evo Morales that he will present evidence on plans for a coup d'état. Cuba, EU strengthen cooperation in sustainable agriculture Havana, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the European Union (EU) reinforce this Tuesday cooperation ties in the fight against climate change, for more sustainable agriculture and energy, according to a EU diplomat. 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. Salvadoran church calls to investigate politicians and gangs' links San Salvador, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) El Salvador's Catholic Church today joined calls for a more rigorous investigation into the alleged links between politicians and gangs in this Central American nation. Russia denies attack on Syrian hospitals Moscow, Oct 14 ( Prensa Latina ) Russia today denied the accusations published in The New York Times regarding an alleged attack by Russian combat aircraft against hospitals in the Syrian province of Idlib. Venezuelan PSUV party expresses support to Ecuador Caracas, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) expressed its solidarity with the people of Ecuador in a statement released Thursday, following the widespread protests against the economic measures dictated by President Lenin Moreno. 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.