Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuban Scientists Discuss Recent Meteorite Impact http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=39003&SEO=cuban-scientists-discuss-recent-meteorite-impact Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) The analysis of the recent meteorite impact in Cuba and the information about a possible cosmic threat will be shared on Thursday during the public event ''Puertas Abiertas'' (Open Doors) of the Cuban Academy of Sciences. Nicotine Affects the Ability to see Colors http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38949&SEO=nicotine-affects-the-ability-to-see-colors London, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) People who smoke more than one pack of cigarettes a day are at greater risk of losing the ability to distinguish colors and vision in old age, according to research published in the Psychiatry Research journal. Over 8,000 Cases, 136 Deaths in Philippines by Measles http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38926&SEO=over-8000-cases-136-deaths-in-philippines-by-measles Manila, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The outbreak of measles in the Philippines continues to rise Tuesday with 8,443 confirmed cases and 136 deaths from the disease, according to the Health Department. NASA Announces Landing on Mars by 2030 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38915&SEO=nasa-announces-landing-on-mars-by-2030 Washington, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Humans and robots will test the reliability of the existing technique in a new mission aimed at landing on Mars in mid-2030, the U.S. Space Agency (NASA) announced Tuesday. South Korea Increases Budget Allocated to Biotechnology http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38893&SEO=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. Cuban President Attends Meeting of the Ministry of Communications http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38882&SEO=cuban-president-attends-meeting-of-the-ministry-of-communications Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, participated on Monday in the yearly balance of the Ministry of Communications. Cuban Expert Recommends Different Measures to Prevent Alzheimer http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38879&SEO=cuban-expert-recommends-different-measures-to-prevent-alzheimer Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Practicing physical exercise, healthy lifestyles, reading habits, use of languages and listening to music are some of the actions recommended by a Cuban expert to combat Alzheimer''s disease, Granma daily reported on Monday. Floods Killed Four on Greek Island of Crete http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38871&SEO=floods-killed-four-on-greek-island-of-crete Athens, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) At least four people died from flooding on the Greek island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea, as a result of a cold front which hit almost the entire country, the fire brigade reported Monday. Nearly 200 In-Vitro Babies Born in Costa Rica since 2017 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38832&SEO=nearly-200-in-vitro-babies-born-in-costa-rica-since-2017 San Jose, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 200 babies have been born in Costa Rica since the country reactivated the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) technique in 2017, after a 17-year ban, attorney Hubert May announced here today. Bogota Issues Environmental Pollution Warning http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38783&SEO=bogota-issues-environmental-pollution-warning Bogota,  (Prensa Latina) Colombian authorities declared on Thursday the state of alert in this capital for adverse weather conditions due to drought and more than a hundred forest fires that negatively impact air quality. Earthquake in Ecuador-Colombia Border Slightly Damaged Buildings http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38765&SEO=earthquake-in-ecuador-colombia-border-slightly-damaged-buildings Quito, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) A 4.6 magnitude earthquake, registered Thursday in the Ecuadorian town of Tulcan, on the border with Colombia, left some buildings damaged, according to preliminary reports. Brazil's Mining Tragedy Death Toll Reaches 166 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38761&SEO=brazils-mining-tragedy-death-toll-reaches-166 Brasilia, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The number of dead due to the collapse on January 25 of a dam in Brumadinho municipality, Minas Gerais (southeast), has now reached 166, the Civil Defense of the area reported on Thursday. Cuba, China, PAHO to Send 933 Tons of Medicines to Venezuela http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38754&SEO=cuba-china-paho-to-send-933-tons-of-medicines-to-venezuela Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado announced Thursday the arrival of 933 tons of medicines and medical supplies from China, Cuba, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and some direct purchases'' from the Ministry. Cuba Implements Technique to Mitigate Impact of Harmful Algal Blooms http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38747&SEO=cuba-implements-technique-to-mitigate-impact-of-harmful-algal-blooms Havana, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Cuban Center for Advanced Studies (CEAC) have implemented a tool to mitigate the impact of harmful algal blooms, a statement from the Cuban institution says on Thursday. Blood Test May Detect Lung Cancer, Study Shows http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38724&SEO=blood-test-may-detect-lung-cancer-study-shows London, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Recent research by British scientists suggests that analysing blood levels of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) could improve early detection of lung cancer, published Wednesday in the journal Disease Models and Mechanisms. Cuba Reflects on Anti-microbiotic Resistance Watch http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38700&SEO=cuba-reflects-on-anti-microbiotic-resistance-watch Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Bacterial resistance to antibiotics demand an integrated watch of this phenomenon, said here a Cuban specialist during an international workshop held at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Pedro Kouri (IPK). Cuba Discusses Important Issues in Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38677&SEO=cuba-discusses-important-issues-in-antimicrobial-resistance-workshop Havana, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The laboratory surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is among the issues to be discussed on Tuesday as a part of an event held at the ''Pedro Kouri'' Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK) in Havana. Nicaragua Applies Cuban Biological Product to Control Ticks http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38666&SEO=nicaragua-applies-cuban-biological-product-to-control-ticks Managua, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The biological product Gavac, produced in Cuba for the integrated control of the tick, is applied in Nicaragua, announced Tuesday during a meeting of Cuban scientists with authorities from the Institute for Agricultural Protection and Health ( IPSA). Cuban President Checks Process of Recovery After Tornado http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38610&SEO=cuban-president-checks-process-of-recovery-after-tornado Havana,  (Prensa Latina) The president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, called on Sunday to expedite the procedures and the sale of construction materials to the victims by the passage of a strong tornado that hit several municipalities of the capital. Controversy in U.S. over Environmental Waiver to Build Wall http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=38601&SEO=controversy-in-u.s.-over-environmental-waiver-to-build-wall Washington, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The controversy grows after it was known that the U.S. government will issue a series of exemptions from environmental standards to speed up the construction and replacement of a section of fence on the border with Mexico.