Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina US blockade affects Cuba's foreign trade 25 de febrero de 2020, 16:55Havana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The tightening of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba affects the island's foreign trade, said today the general director of the company Servicios Internacionales de Supervision Cubacontrol S.A., Jose Andres Conde. Cigar success begins in the field, experts recall 25 de febrero de 2020, 16:3Havana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The complicated chain of cigars begins in the field, as today experts who are attending the most important world meeting of premium cigars remind us. Hezbollah says it opposes IMF management of Lebanon crisis Beirut, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Hezbollah Deputy Leader in Lebanon, Naim Qassem, is on Monday against allowing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to manage Lebanon's financial crisis. Cuba's Events Directory promotes congress trips Havana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban 2020 Events Directory promotes, above all, the organization of events, congresses and incentive trips in this country, an official statement stressed today. Festival participants tour tobacco plantations Havana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The holding of the 22nd Habano Festival has among Tuesday's priorities the tour of the delegates from 70 countries to the plantations where the tobacco leaf is harvested. Russian-Venezuela venture applies new techniques to extract crude oil Caracas, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The Russian-Venezuelan joint venture Boqueron has implemented new technologies to extract light crude oil, which will allow to increase production, according to a press report released on Tusday by the Ministry of Petroleum. Cuba will showcase products at trade and investment fair in Mexico Havana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Some 70 Cuban companies will attend from March 4 to 6 March in Mexico an exhibition to showcase products and services, and to promote investment opportunities on the island, according to a source in the sector. Neither Covid-19 cuts the flow of foreign investments in Vietnam 24 de febrero de 2020, 11:43 Hanoi, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam jumped almost 180 percent year-on-year in January despite the decline in economic and commercial activities in Asia due to the growing threat of the dangerous coronavirus. Diaz-Canel stresses the role of youngsters in Cuba's finances 24 de febrero de 2020, 10:40 Havana, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel stressed that the country's finances are in young hands, referring to the balance of the work of the Ministry of Finance and Prices during 2019 and the projections for this year. US becomes India's major trading partner 24 de febrero de 2020, 10:2New Delhi, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The United States surpassed China to become India's major trading partner, according to statistics from the Ministry of Trade, published here on Monday. Neither threats nor sanctions will prevent Cuba from progressing 24 de febrero de 2020, 9:20 Havana, Fe 24 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on his Twitter account that neither threats nor sanctions nor pressure from the United States against Cuba 'will prevent us from continuing to grow and progress by creating'. Cuba ties Income rise to production growth 23 de febrero de 2020, 6:45 Havana, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Deputy Prime Minister and head of Economy and Planning, Alejandro Gil, said that the country's policies are aimed at increasing revenues, mainly with more production. Argentina, IMF on the way to new talks on the debt 23 de febrero de 2020, 0:15 Buenos Aires, 23 Feb (Prensa Latina) The Argentine Government and The International Monetary Fund (IMF) have paved the way for talks to reach an agreement so that the South American country can pay off the debt incurred in 2018 by former President Mauricio Macri. China Forecasts slower Economic Growth in 2020 due to Covid-19 22 de febrero de 2020, 13:20Beijing, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) China's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will lose momentum and will only expand between 5.3 and 5.9 percent in 2020, due to strong internal pressures arising from the current Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic, local experts predicted on Saturday. The Economy Plan demands rigor and discipline, urges Cuban President Havana, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel stressed that the implementation of the National Economy Plan requires 'rigor, discipline and control'. Lebanon's hotel occupancy rate drops by 80 percent Beirut, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Hotel occupancy rate in Lebanon has dropped by 80 percent since last September, according to the head of the hotel owners' union, Pierre Achkar. Critical approach to commercial activity report in Cuba Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Domestic Trade (MINCIN ) is carrying out today its annual report on the work in 2019 with a critical approach and the effort to face the consequences of the U.S. blockade. US Acting Chief of Staff contradicts the White House's policies Washington, Feb. 21 (Prensa Latina) The White House's Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney contradicted the official positions on immigration policy when talking about government despair for more immigrants, press media stood out on Friday. Cuba strengthens manufacture of products with recycling materials Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba strengthens on Friday the manufacture of new products with recycling materials, among them plastic hoses, pipes for electric wirings and construction blocks as of glass and paper. Cuban President calls to overcome importing mentality Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, has urged to overcome the import mentality through the search for domestic solutions.