Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Climate Change, Human Impacts at MarCuba 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34045&SEO=climate-change-human-impacts-at-marcuba-2018 21 de septiembre de 2018, 00:05Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Climate change, human impacts and maritime-recreational development are among the issues of the 11th Congress on Marine Sciences, to be held on October 15-19, the organizing committee posted on its website today. Melia Hotels International Strengthens Presence in Cuba http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34043&SEO=melia-hotels-international-strengthens-presence-in-cuba 20 de septiembre de 2018, 16:42Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The hotel chain Melia Hotels International Cuba has highlighted today the strengthening of its presence on the island, ''becoming a reference for the organization of events, conferences and incentive groups.'' Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana Boost Cooperation in Energy http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34034&SEO=trinidad-tobago-guyana-boost-cooperation-in-energy 20 de septiembre de 2018, 15:22Georgetown, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana have a strong bond of cooperation in the energy sector after the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding in that area, regional media highlighted. Kenya's National Assembly Approves Lower Fuel Tax http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34033&SEO=kenyas-national-assembly-approves-lower-fuel-tax 20 de septiembre de 2018, 15:20Nairobi, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Kenya''s National Assembly has approved today President Uhuru Kenyatta''s proposal to lower the value-added tax on fuel from 16 to 8 per cent. Indonesia Declares Moratorium on Palm Oil Production http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34028&SEO=indonesia-declares-moratorium-on-palm-oil-production Jakarta, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian President Joko Widodo signed a moratorium related to palm oil production and ordered the review existing plantations, reported Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs, Prabianto Mukti Wibowo. Guatemalan University Students Lead March Against Impunity http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34027&SEO=guatemalan-university-students-lead-march-against-impunity Guatemala, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) A massive demonstration gathering several universities is now seen as a strong backing for the UN decision to ratify Ivan Velasquez as Head of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). Costa Rican Union Condemns Illegitimate Behavior Against Strikers (+Photo) http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34025&SEO=costa-rican-union-condemns-illegitimate-behavior-against-strikers-photo San Jose, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The National Union of Employees of the Social Security Fund (Undeca) of Costa Rica has condemned today the illegitimate and repressive behavior of the executive presidency of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) against the strikers. Sodium Powder to Replace Lithium in Batteries http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34023&SEO=sodium-powder-to-replace-lithium-in-batteries Washington, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) A group of scientists have produced a sodium powder to replace the lithium ions in batteries without affecting the lifetime of the article, the Journal of Power Sources is published today. Cubans in Algeria Discuss Constitutional Draft (+Photos) http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34022&SEO=cubans-in-algeria-discuss-constitutional-draft-photos Algiers, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Cubans working in Algeria are currently discussing the Cuban draft constitution, according to a message from the embassy of the Caribbean country here today. Seoul Sets Up Council to Turn Korean Border into Tourist Site http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34021&SEO=seoul-sets-up-council-to-turn-korean-border-into-tourist-site Seoul, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) South Korea set up a council on Thursday that will transform the Demilitarized Zone that separates its territory with the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) into a tourist site of peace. Singapore MPs Suggest Measures to Tackle Fake News http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34020&SEO=singapore-mps-suggest-measures-to-tackle-fake-news Singapore, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) A Singapore parliamentary committee has suggested 22 measures today to prevent the spread of fake news over the Internet. Egypt to Host EU-Arab League Summit in 2019 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34019&SEO=egypt-to-host-eu-arab-league-summit-in-2019 Cairo, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Zeid, announced today that an EU-Arab Summit will be held next year in Egypt and will focus on cooperation between the two regions at a general level. Cuban Official Jose Ramon Balaguer Begins Working Visit to Japan (+Photos) http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34018&SEO=cuban-official-jose-ramon-balaguer-begins-working-visit-to-japan-photos Tokyo, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The head of the International Relations Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Jose Ramon Balaguer, has started Thursday an intense program of meetings with the main political forces in Japan. Austria Urges EU to Launch Migrant Talks with North Africa http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34017&SEO=austria-urges-eu-to-launch-migrant-talks-with-north-africa Salzburg, Austria, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Austrian Federal Foreign Minister, Sebastian Kurz expressed his support for strengthening talks with countries in North Africa to stop the flow of migrants to Europe. Okinawa Island Presents Initiative Against U.S. Base in Japan http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34016&SEO=okinawa-island-presents-initiative-against-u.s.-base-in-japan Tokyo, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa presented a bill to the local assembly to hold a referendum on the plan to relocate a US military base within that demarcation. National Hotel Ranks as Leader in Cuba (+Photos) http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34015&SEO=national-hotel-ranks-as-leader-in-cuba-photos Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The National Hotel is nominated to be Cuba''s Leader, as it was meant today by a management report that alludes the history and service standards of that installation. Mysterious Manatee Deaths in Mexican Wetlands Spur Quest for Answers http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34013&SEO=mysterious-manatee-deaths-in-mexican-wetlands-spur-quest-for-answers Mexico, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Three municipalities of the southern state of Tabasco are now under emergency declaration due to the death of manatees. Iran Minister Describes as Ruinous OPEC Agreement http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34011&SEO=iran-minister-describes-as-ruinous-opec-agreement Tehran, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Iran's petroleum minister, Bijan Zanganeh, described today as ruinous the agreement approved in 2016 by OPEC to reduce pumping of crude. Appointment of Ministers-Delegates Overshadows Haiti's Policy http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34010&SEO=appointment-of-ministers-delegates-overshadows-haitis-policy Port-au-Prince, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The political moods in Haiti have not calmed down and a cloud is shading today the country with the reinstatement of three ministers of the previous administration, now minister-delegates. Expert Highlights Strengths of Constitutional Reform in Cuba http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=34008&SEO=expert-highlights-strengths-of-constitutional-reform-in-cuba Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The endorsement of the socialist state enterprise as a fundamental form of production in Cuba and the guarantees granted to foreign investors are some of the strengths of the Draft Constitution of the Republic, an expert said in Havana on Thursday.