Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Venezuela, China to Strengthen Oil Alliance Agreements Caracas, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela ratifies Tuesday its alliances with China in the hydrocarbons sector with the reinforcement of joint ventures between Petrolera Sinovensa and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). Uruguay Transfers Mercosur Presidency to Argentina By Hugo Rius Blein Montevideo, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay will transfer to Argentina Tuesday the temporary presidency of Mercosur at a summit of Heads of State of its four full members and uncertainties ahead. Vietnam is the Best Investment Destination in Asia, Says Forbes Hanoi, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam is currently the most attractive investment destination in Asia and the dynamism of its economy suggests that this will be a sustained trend, Forbes said in an article that local press reports say today. Puerto Rico's Economy Still Stagnant 14 Months after Hurricane Maria San Juan, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Contrary to the impression projected by the Ricardo Rossello Nevares government, Puerto Rico''s economy remains bogged down 14 months after the Hurricane Maria hit the island. EU Rules Out Renegotiation of Brexit Agreement with UK Brussels, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission on Monday ruled out the renegotiation of the agreement on the United Kingdom''s withdrawal from the European Union or Brexit, and claimed that this mechanism is the best and unique possible. Mexico's Informal Economy Employs Largest Number of People Mexico, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The informal economy in Mexico employs 57 percent of the economically active population (PEA), but it barely generates 23 percent of each peso that the country produces, the National Institute of Geography and Statistics reported on Monday. OPEC Secretary General Visits Angola Luanda, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Nigerian Mohamed Sanuzi Barkindo, began on Monday official meetings with Angolan authorities to chart the future of that group. Cuba Foresees Economic Growth of One Percent in 2019 Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has a growth forecast for 2019, slightly higher than one percent, Economy Minister Alejandro Gil said today. Cuba's Economy Will Grow in 2018 Despite Tensions Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's economy will grow by just over one percent in 2018, despite financial tensions and the impact of weather phenomena, Economy and Planning Minister Alejandro Gil said today. Brexit May be Implemented without Parliamentary Pass, The Times Says London, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The majority of the United Kingdom''s Government considers the agreement reached with the European Union (EU) for the country''s withdrawal from the bloc has few options to be approved in Parliament, The Times reported Saturday. Russia, Syria to Agree on Economic, Trade and Scientific Cooperation Damascus, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Syria and Russia have signed important economic, commercial and scientific cooperation agreements at the conclusion of the 11th meeting of the two-day joint committee in Damascus. Cuba and Venezuela Agree on Cooperation Projects for 2019 (+Photos) Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Venezuela approved the annual cooperation plan for 2019, made up of 22 projects, as part of the 19th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission, which ended on Friday in Havana. Theresa May Assures to Continue Talks with EU on Brexit Brussels, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, assured Friday that talks with the European Union (EU) will continue to achieve the legal and political guarantees required by the British Parliament to approve the Brexit agreement. Spanish Economy Growth Forecast to Be Cut in 2018 Madrid, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Spain cut its growth forecast for the European economy by 2018 by one-tenth, to 2.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Poverty Scales to 33.6 Percent in Argentina Buenos Aires, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The number of poor people increased in the third quarter of this 2018 in another five percent, according to a new report by the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), which several media outlets are spreading today. Cuban Nickel Industry for Greater Efficiency and Diversification Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban nickel industry is working to improve metallurgical efficiency, reduce costs and diversify production. Obstacles in Implementing Haiti's National Budget Port-au-Prince, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Haiti's national budget, already more than two months overdue for implementation, now begins to generate controversy among parliamentarians who must approve the document. Mexican Executive and Judicial Powers Reach Salary Agreement Mexico, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The tense relationship between the judicial and executive powers, due to disagreement with the law on remuneration of public servants that drastically cut income to Mexican judges, came to an end on Thursday. President Diaz-Canel Ratifies Cuba's Integrationist Vocation Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel ratified on Thursday the integrationist vocation of the island, a few hours from the start of the 16th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America- Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). Afghan President Opens Economic Corridor with Europe and Asia Kabul, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani opened on Thursday the Lapis Lazuli Transit, Trade and Transport corridor, a route that includes five other nations and will allow the country to connect with Europe and other parts of the world.