Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina French Agencies Organize Tourist Trips to Syria 21 de febrero de 2019, 15:09Damascus, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Tourism Minister Bassam Barsik today announced that the French company Clio will organize 10-day trips to Syria to destinations such as Latakia, Palmira, Homs and Malula. Protests negatively Impact Haiti's Tourism 21 de febrero de 2019, 15:05Port-au-Prince, Feb 21(Prensa Latina) The recent wave of demonstrations in Haiti today has a negative impact on the nascent tourism industry, which must strive to position itself on the world map, according to statements by the Tourism Minister, Marie Christine Stephenson. Exclusive Humidors, a Tribute from Habano Cigars to Havana Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) With 500 exclusive humidors, one of the delights of the 21st edition of the Habano Festival, the half millennium of this city is commemorated. Spanish-owned Company to Operate in Development Zone in Cuba Havana, 21 Feb (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Capital Company Profood Service, S.A. began operations in the Special Mariel Development Zone (western Cuba) for the production and marketing of food products, beverages and dispensing machines. Vietnam, Argentina Move Towards Strategic Partnership Hanoi, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Argentina's President, Mauricio Macri, concluded a two-day official visit to Hanoi Friday during which he agreed with Vietnam''s top leaders to move towards a strategic partnership between both countries. South Korea, ASEAN to Strengthen Ties Seoul, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) South Korea plans to establish a new office to manage relations with the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and strengthen bilateral ties, a Foreign Office official said Thursday. Cuban President Attends Analysis of General Comptroller's Office Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel participated here on Wednesday the Analysis of the National Audit System at the headquarters of the Comptroller General of the Republic. Bolivia Receives 1.37 Billion in Remittances in 2018 La Paz, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian residents abroad sent 1.37 billion dollars in remittances last year, the Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB) reported on Wednesday. French Lawmakers Condemn Title III of Helms-Burton Act Paris, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The lawmakers from the France-Cuba Friendship Group in Parliament on Wednesday condemned Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which the United States is threatening to implement as part of the stepping up of the blockade of Cuba. Venezuela Denounces Sabotage in Orinoco Oil Belt Caracas, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela, Manuel Quevedo, denounced today the destruction of the Repumping Station Ero, located in the Orinoco Oil Belt Hugo Chavez, and described it as a terrorist action. Chinese Tourist Agency Interested in Habano Cigars Havana, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Chinese tourist agency Bellotour is interested in a closer relation between Chinese leisure trips to Cuba and the enjoyment of cigars, said its president, Terry Jing. Air France Pilots Approve New Pay Agreement 19 de febrero de 2019, 17:48Paris, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) A great number of Air France pilots approved a new agreement with management on wages and working conditions, according to the results of a referendum released on Tuesday. Peru Condemns U.S. President's Extremist Speech 19 de febrero de 2019, 16:57Lima, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Two prominent Peruvian political personalities today condemned the belligerent speech of U.S. ruler Donald Trump and predicted that he will be defeated in his eagerness to end socialism and take over Latin America. Chile with a Poor Tourist Season Santiago de Chile, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Chile''s tourism industry is in a downward spiral this season, which should end with a 17 percent drop in the arrival of foreign visitors compared to the same period in 2018, according to forecasters today. Mexico Concerned About U.S. Unilateral Trade Measures Mexico, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The unilateral application of U.S. trade protectionist measures, including the sensitive automobile sector, worries Mexico, warned Undersecretary of Foreign Trade Luz Maria de la Mora on Tuesday. Cuba, China to Sign Biotechnology Agreement Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries Group of Cuba (Biocubafarma) and the Yongzhou Economic Development Zone in the Chinese province of Hunan signed a biotechnology sector agreement, according to the media Tuesday. Inflation Still Hitting Argentina Buenos Aires, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Inflation continues hitting an Argentine economy in recession that already in the first fortnight this month registered a rise in food of 2.8 percent. Cuban Delegation Travels to Algeria for Important Business Meeting Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Thwe Miniser of Foreign Trade and Investment (Mincex), Rodrigo Malmierca, arrived in Algeria on Monday to participate as of today and until next Thursday in the 22nd Intergovernment Commission between both countries. South Korea Increases Budget Allocated to Biotechnology Seoul, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) South Korea increased its budget for biotechnology by 2.9 percent compared to the previous year, to achieve advances mainly in the medical sector, said the Minister of Science and Technology, Yoo Young-min. Bolivia Will Socialize With Other Countries' Experience La Paz, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will share its experience in the fight against drugs with parliamentarians from Latin America and Europe who will meet on February 28 in the city of Santa Cruz, said Foreign Minister Diego Pary here.