Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Spanish-owned Company to Operate in Development Zone in Cuba Havana, 21 Feb (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Capital Company Profood Service, S.A. began operations in the Special Mariel Development Zone (western Cuba) for the production and marketing of food products, beverages and dispensing machines. South Korea, ASEAN to Strengthen Ties Seoul, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) South Korea plans to establish a new office to manage relations with the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and strengthen bilateral ties, a Foreign Office official said Thursday. Bolivia Receives 1.37 Billion in Remittances in 2018 La Paz, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian residents abroad sent 1.37 billion dollars in remittances last year, the Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB) reported on Wednesday. Chile with a Poor Tourist Season Santiago de Chile, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Chile''s tourism industry is in a downward spiral this season, which should end with a 17 percent drop in the arrival of foreign visitors compared to the same period in 2018, according to forecasters today. Mexico Concerned About U.S. Unilateral Trade Measures Mexico, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The unilateral application of U.S. trade protectionist measures, including the sensitive automobile sector, worries Mexico, warned Undersecretary of Foreign Trade Luz Maria de la Mora on Tuesday. Egypt, Russia to Sign Agreement on Suez Canal Cairo, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Egypt and Russia reached an agreement to establish a company to operate and manage the planned Russian industrial zone in the Suez Canal (SCA), announced Tuesday in Cairo. Cuba, China to Sign Biotechnology Agreement Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries Group of Cuba (Biocubafarma) and the Yongzhou Economic Development Zone in the Chinese province of Hunan signed a biotechnology sector agreement, according to the media Tuesday. Inflation Still Hitting Argentina Buenos Aires, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Inflation continues hitting an Argentine economy in recession that already in the first fortnight this month registered a rise in food of 2.8 percent. Cuban Delegation Travels to Algeria for Important Business Meeting Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Thwe Miniser of Foreign Trade and Investment (Mincex), Rodrigo Malmierca, arrived in Algeria on Monday to participate as of today and until next Thursday in the 22nd Intergovernment Commission between both countries. Vietnam to Boost Exports of Textiles and Garments Hanoi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam plans to become the world''s third major supplier of garments and textiles by exporting a record of 40 billion dollars, accounting for an interannual increase of 10.8 percent. Measures for Tourism Security in Jamaica Regarded as Excellent Kingston, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Jamaica''s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, described as excellent the measures taken by the Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, to guarantee the safety of the visitors who arrive in the island. Ethiopia to Increase Export of Food and Beverages Addis Ababa, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia''s Minister of State for Industry and Commerce, Misganu Arega, said Monday that the African nation aims to increase its income through the increase and diversification of food and beverage exports. Lopez Obrador Insists on Reorganizing Mexican Oil Industry Mexico, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Neo-liberal tecnocrats of corruption tried to rob Pemex and we to recover the industry, the Mexican President insisted on Monday. 21st Edition of Habano Cigar Festival Begins Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The largest Premium cigar festival in the world, the Habano Cigar Festival, begins on Monday in Havana with a very special quality reinforced by the attention of at least 1,000 people from 70 countries. Mexico Ranks Sixth in Medicine Theft Worldwide Mexico, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexico ranks sixth in the sale of stolen medicines, the Association of Pharmaceutical Research Industries revealed today in a report of that illicit activity in recent years. France Will Host the G-7 Ministerial Meeting in April Paris, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) In his capacity as the G-7''s annual president, France will host the meeting of Foreign Ministers of that group on April 5 and 6, which brings together the countries with the most advanced economies on the planet. Negotiations End China-US Talks, Results Are Unknown Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The negotiators from China and the United States concluded their talks on economic-commercial differences on Friday, and there is no news about whether progress was made, at a time when the end of the truce in the bilateral trade conflict is approaching. Venezuela Boosts Flower Production for Export Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, reported today that new resources are being invested to support flower producers in the state of Miranda, with the aim of being the second largest exporters of the item in the region. South Korea Will Promote Signing FTA with UK after Brexit Seoul, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) South Korea will promote the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom, before its imminent departure from the European Union (EU) this March 29, official sources reported today. Lopez Obrador Defends Reinforcement of Pemex Mexico, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday made a strong defense to reinforce Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and the recovery of the oil extraction lost due to corruption at his daily morning press conference.