Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Mexico's economy shrank 5.4% in December http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=63687&SEO=mexicos-economy-shrank-5.4-in-december 21 de enero de 2021, 0:0  Mexico, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Mexico's economy likely contracted by 5.4% in December as a result of the Covid-19 fresh outbreak, according to a preliminary estimate from the National Statistics Institute (INEGI). Cuba maintains tourist activity despite Covid-19 restrictions http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=63576&SEO=cuba-maintains-tourist-activity-despite-covid-19-restrictions 17 de enero de 2021, 0:15  Havana, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba maintains tourist activity with strict hygiene and safety protocols, despite restrictions in the country's territories, due to an increase in Covid-19 cases. Chileans fear losing their jobs http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=63241&SEO=chileans-fear-losing-their-jobs Santiago, Chile, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) A survey showed that 12.1% of workers in Chile, the highest level in a decade, fear losing their jobs, despite the incipient reactivation of the economy. Cuban sugar producers for a more efficient harvest http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=62759&SEO=cuban-sugar-producers-for-a-more-efficient-harvest Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The 2020-2021 sugar harvest is currently facing the challenge of increasing its contribution to the Cuban economy and demanding integration into the productive chain for a more efficiency. Argentinian Foreign Minister calls to strengthen MERCOSUR http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=62758&SEO=argentinian-foreign-minister-calls-to-strengthen-mercosur Buenos Aires, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Argentinian Foreign Minister Felipe Sola spoke today in favor of strengthening the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR, for its Spanish initials) with the full incorporation of other states, such as Bolivia. UN program warns on extreme poverty globally http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=62409&SEO=un-program-warns-on-extreme-poverty-globally Brussels, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Thursday warned about the evolution of extreme poverty by 2030 due to the economic impact of Covid-19. Cuba and Russia agree on comprehensive railway development project http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=62408&SEO=cuba-and-russia-agree-on-comprehensive-railway-development-project Havana, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Russia agreed on the implementation of the comprehensive project for the supply of locomotives, modernization of workshops and the continuity of the supply of Russian technique and equipment, the official media published today. Mexico works on housing solution, says López Obrador http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=62401&SEO=mexico-works-on-housing-solution-says-lopez-obrador Mexico, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, explained today that his government is actively working to solve the country's housing deficit. Merchandise trade sharply falls in Latin America and the Caribbean http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=61787&SEO=merchandise-trade-sharply-falls-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean Geneva, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reported on Thursday that merchandise trade and port calls sharply fell in the first half of 2020 in Latin America and the Caribbean. Nicaragua, Costa Rica sign labor deal on coffee http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=61596&SEO=nicaragua-costa-rica-sign-labor-deal-on-coffee Managua, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua and Costa Rica signed on Friday a government deal on labor matters that guarantees the rights of over 20,000 Nicaraguan workers during the coffee harvest on Costa Rican plantations. Iberostar to receive German travel agents in Cuba http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=61369&SEO=iberostar-to-receive-german-travel-agents-in-cuba 31 de octubre de 2020, 0:30  Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Spain's hotel company Iberostar will receive on Saturday in Varadero a group of 150 German travel agents who will visit Cuba, interested in knowing the destination and sanitary measures applied. Brazil reaches 14 million jobless in the last week of September http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=60875&SEO=brazil-reaches-14-million-jobless-in-the-last-week-of-september Brasilia, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's number of jobless people reached 14 million in the last week of September, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the State Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reported on Friday. Chilean economy receives millions in pension funds http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=59864&SEO=chilean-economy-receives-millions-in-pension-funds 17 de septiembre de 2020, 1:0  Santiago, Chile, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) More than 15 billion dollars are circulating in Chile after the implementation of a constitutional reform that authorized the withdrawal of money from pension fund insurance companies. France commissions new night trains to hasten ecological transition http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=59495&SEO=france-commissions-new-night-trains-to-hasten-ecological-transition Paris, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The French National Railways (SNFC) has announced the commissioning of two new night trains, starting in 2022, as part of the rail transport reactivation plan to accelerate the ecological transition.