Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Public Prosecutor's Office Accumulates 164 Cases of Church Abuse Santiago de Chile, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) A total of 220 priests involved in sexual abuse are currently being investigated by the Chilean Prosecutor''s Office in 164 cases involving accusations filed by 246 victims. Venezuela Slams US Economic War, Aggression Caracas, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela rejected today new actions of aggression and economic war by the United States against Caracas, Nicaragua and Cuba aimed by sanctioning enterprises that have decided to make direct foreign investment on the Caribbean island. Lebanese Citizens Upset with New Austerity Measures Beirut, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Lebanese citizens are upset on Thursday following the government's announcement of strict austerity measures to curb public debt estimated at $85 billion USD. Belgium Friendship Orgs Reject Helm-Burton Act Title III on Cuba Brussels, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Several Belgium friendship organizations have rejected on Thursday the White House announcement to apply Title III of Helms-Burton Act, which they considered it is a ''new violation of international law.'' Spanish Hotel Group Defends Its Operations in Cuba Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish hotel chain Melia defended its operations in Cuba and condemned the tightening of the economic sanctions imposed by the United States on the Caribbean nation, local media reported on Thursday. Diaz-Canel Talks with Kenyan, Somali Leaders about Cuban Doctors Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel talked with his counterparts from Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, about the two Cuban doctors kidnapped a few days ago, the Head of State announced through Twitter on Thursday. India Begins Second Phase of Parliamentary Elections New Delhi, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The second of the seven phases of the general elections to India''s Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) began on Thursday in 95 electoral districts of 11 states and a territory of this populous South Asian country. USA Reinforces Attacks against Venezuela Through Bank Sanctions Washington, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The United States Government increased the aggressiveness towards Venezuela and the administration of its constitutional president, Nicolás Maduro, through the imposition of new sanctions against the Central Bank of the South American country. Russian Government Called to Strengthen Economy and Social Security Moscow, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Russian left forces called on the government to strengthen the economy and fight against social inequality, following the presence in the Duma (lower house) of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and members of the cabinet. Strategic Telecommunications Equipment Recovered in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The telecommunications companies Cantv and Movilnet notified this Wednesday that in coordination with State security agencies and the People's Power of Venezuela, they recovered 1,795 kilograms of copper, cables and various strategic materials. US to Impose More Restrictions on Travels and Remittances to Cuba Washington, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Wednesday announced new measures by the Donald Trump administration against Cuba, including additional travel restrictions and limits on remittances. Cuba, Angola Strengthen Cooperation with View to the Future (+Photos) Luanda, April 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Angola closed this Wednesday the 14th session of the Intergovernmental Joint Commission with the strengthening of collaboration in several sectors with a view to the future. EU and Canada Criticize Enforcement of US Law against Cuba Brussels, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Canada on Wednesday regretted the decision made by the United States to implement Title III of the controversial Helms-Burton Act against Cuba, and announced the application of legal measures against Washington if they are affected. Cuba Ratifies that Helms-Burton Act Is Inapplicable Havana, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba ratified on Wednesday that the Helms-Burton Act used by the United States to seek a regime change by tightening the economic, commercial and financial blockade is inapplicable, based on the Caribbean island's juridical order. Haitian Police Expand Deployment to Fight Wave of Insecurity Port-au-Prince, April 17 (Prensa Latina) The Haitian National Police (PNH) announced on Wednesday that it will reinforce its deployment on the streets, following the wave of insecurity unleashed mainly in this city, with clashes between armed gangs. Peru's Fr. President Commits Suicide to Avoid Detention Lima, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has passed away on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head to avoid being arrested by order of an anti-corruption judge; he underwent surgery but perished to the wounds, his former minister Nidia Vílchez said. Tourism Generated Millions in Revenue for Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopian Minister of Culture and Tourism Hirut Kassaw on Wednesday revealed that, since July and in virtue of the reforms applied in the nation, tourism generated millions in revenue for the State. Landless Movement Protests in Defense of Agrarian Reform in Brazil Brasilia, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) protested in cities across the country, in defense of agrarian reform and against setbacks by President Jair Bolsonaro''s government, was released in Brasilia Wednesday. Venezuela Urges International Conference against US Aggressions Caracas, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Samuel Moncada, called on countries victim of U.S. coercive measures to a denunciation conference, local media reported Wednesday. Bombing in Tripoli Kills 11 People Tripoli, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) At least 11 civilians were killed on Wednesday and 36 were injured due to rocket attacks in several neighborhoods in Tripoli, the Libyan Armed Forces reported.