Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Australia´s bushfires devour vast forested region http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=51101&SEO=australias-bushfires-devour-vast-forested-region Canberra, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 80% of forested region known as Blue Mountains and classed as World Heritage Site, located in New South Wales (NSW), was ravaged by wildfires, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) reported today. Brazil re-opens Antarctic research base http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50988&SEO=brazil-re-opens-antarctic-research-base Brasilia, Jan. 15 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Antarctic research base, the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, will be re-inaugurated this Wednesday with a larger structure than the previous base used by researchers since 1984 and destroyed in a fire in 2012. Humpback whale watching in the Dominican Republic http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50984&SEO=humpback-whale-watching-in-the-dominican-republic Santo Domingo, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Humpback whales returned to the Dominican Republic, and the watching season opens as of Wednesday, an amazing natural sight that attracts the presence of tourists and visitors. Brazil reports reduction in healthcare services http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50983&SEO=brazil-reports-reduction-in-healthcare-services Brasilia, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Chaos in the healthcare sector due to protests, the lack of physicians, the closing of medical centers and the shortage of supplies characterized 2019 in Brazil, according to the O Globo newspaper. Bangladesh to plant 10 million trees http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50979&SEO=bangladesh-to-plant-10-million-trees Dhaka, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Bangladesh will plant 10 million trees on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the nation''s father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, it was revealed in this capital. Mexico's health authorities confirm 53 deaths due to influenza http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50810&SEO=mexicos-health-authorities-confirm-53-deaths-due-to-influenza Mexico,(Prensa Latina) A total of 53 deaths due to influenza were reported this Sunday by the General Directorate of Epidemiology (DGE) of Mexico's Secretariat of Health, during the season 2019-2020. Despite being a relatively high figure, the DGE assures that the epidemics 'shows an expected behavior, with a gradual rise in confirmed cases as weeks passed by and it is slightly higher than the season 2017-2018.' New earthquake magnitude 6.0 shakes southern coast of Puerto Rico http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50792&SEO=new-earthquake-magnitude-6.0-shakes-southern-coast-of-puerto-rico San Juan, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale was recorded today on the south coast of Puerto Rico as part of a series of intensified aftershocks on Friday night. Australian bushfires impact global weather conditions http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50762&SEO=australian-bushfires-impact-global-weather-conditions Washington, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The large masses of smoke from Australia's bushfires reached the stratosphere and traveled thousands of kilometers, affecting global atmospheric conditions today, according to NASA observations. Dengue fever caused 26 deaths in Morelos, Mexico, in 2019 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50759&SEO=dengue-fever-caused-26-deaths-in-morelos-mexico-in-2019 Mexico, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Dengue fever caused the death of 26 people last year in the Mexican state of Morelos, the Director General of the state's Health Services, Hector Barona, confirmed Friday. Children suffer abandonment and fear in the DRC http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50749&SEO=children-suffer-abandonment-and-fear-in-the-drc Kinshasa,  (Prensa Latina) Feelings of fear, abandonment, and stigma are affecting children who are either victims or witnesses to the Ebola epidemic in east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a report by World Vision indicated today. Number of bushfire deaths rises in Australia http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50709&SEO=number-of-bushfire-deaths-rises-in-australia Canberra, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) The number of deaths since September due to bushfires in Australia rose to 26, Victoria Emergency Services Minister Lisa Neville reported today. Hong Kong tightens controls following pneumonia outbreak in China http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50680&SEO=hong-kong-tightens-controls-following-pneumonia-outbreak-in-china Beijing, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Hong Kong (southern China) on Wednesday tightened epidemiological control measures to prevent the entry and spread of the rare outbreak of viral pneumonia affecting the city of Wuhan in central China, with 59 people infected. International project supports fight against cancer in Cuba http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50677&SEO=international-project-supports-fight-against-cancer-in-cuba Holguin, Cuba, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) A technical cooperation project between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Territorial Oncology Center (COT) in this province was launched this year to improve the quality of medical services in radiotherapy and nuclear medicine in eastern Cuba. Tropical cyclone joins climate disasters in Australia http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50654&SEO=tropical-cyclone-joins-climate-disasters-in-australia Canberra, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) Australia was hit on Tuesday by the first tropical cyclone of the summer period, named Blake, which is threatening the west coast and adding to the climate disasters affecting the country. Rains continue in Indonesia as disaster worsens http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50639&SEO=rains-continue-in-indonesia-as-disaster-worsens Jakarta, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) This capital and its surroundings dawned today once again under heavy rains, after flooding and landslides a week ago left 66 dead and caused considerable material damage. Smoke and ashes affect rescue efforts in Australia http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50615&SEO=smoke-and-ashes-affect-rescue-efforts-in-australia Canberra, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Dense smoke and winds are hindering the rescue efforts in areas affected by bushfires in Australia, Victoria Governor Daniel Andrews reported on Monday. Public health reform presented by Piñera criticized in Chile http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50592&SEO=public-health-reform-presented-by-pinera-criticized-in-chile Santiago de Chile, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Considered 'historic' by the Chilean authorities, a plan to supposedly improve the country's public health system has generated widespread criticism and doubts about its real scope. New geological fault discovered in Chile http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50575&SEO=new-geological-fault-discovered-in-chile Santiago de Chile,  (Prensa Latina) A new geological fault that is active but not visible on the earth's surface was discovered by Chilean scientists south of Constitucion city, in the Maule region. China and Cuba unveil joint biotechnology innovation center http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50518&SEO=china-and-cuba-unveil-joint-biotechnology-innovation-center Beijing, Jan 2 (Prensa Latina) China and Cuba completed the assembly of their first joint biotechnology innovation center, built in the central province of Hunan with equipment and laboratories designed by specialists from the island, diplomatic sources confirmed today. India to launch this year Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=50506&SEO=india-to-launch-this-year-chandrayaan-3-lunar-mission New Delhi, Jan 1 (Latin Press) The Indian Space Research Organization will launch Chandrayaan-3 lunar mission this year, said State Minister Jitendra Singh.