Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Melia Hotels Rejects US Hardened Sanctions against Cuba Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Spanish hotel chain Melia Hotels International has issued on Friday a statement rejecting the latest US sanctions against Cuba that harden the 60-year economic, financial and trade blockade on the island. Cuban Ministry Reports Progress in Housing Construction Program Havana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) A report from the Cuban Ministry of Construction (MICONS), said on Thursday that about 4,576 homes were completed in Cuba until closing first quarter of the year. Spanish Hotel Group Defends Its Operations in Cuba Madrid, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish hotel chain Melia defended its operations in Cuba and condemned the tightening of the economic sanctions imposed by the United States on the Caribbean nation, local media reported on Thursday. Four New Pharmaceutical Plants Began Operations in Syrian Province Damascus, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Four new drug plants have started full production in the Syrian province of Tartus and another five are in the construction phase, according to the region''s Department of Industries. Over 3,000 Delegates Attend Yalta International Economic Forum Simferopol, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 delegates from 100 countries are on Thursday attending the 5th International Economic Forum in Yalta, where they are attempting to agree on investments and business, over and above unilateral sanctions imposed by the West on the Crimea. Mali's President Announces National Talks on Insecurity Bamako, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar, announced today he would hold talks with all political forces and the sending of economic support for the central zone due to the situation of insecurity in the country. Alan García: Long Political Career that Ended Badly By Manuel Robles Sosa Lima, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Former Peruvian President Alan García ended tragically his life, committing suicide with a shot in the head, putting an end to a long and controversial career in which he twice ruled his country and was marked by the stigma of corruption. China Warns of Adverse Effect of Sanctions on Venezuela Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) China warned today that external sanctions and interventionist stances such as that of the so-called Lima Group will only further complicate the situation in Venezuela, whose government it supports in its efforts to safeguard national sovereignty. Strategic Telecommunications Equipment Recovered in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The telecommunications companies Cantv and Movilnet notified this Wednesday that in coordination with State security agencies and the People's Power of Venezuela, they recovered 1,795 kilograms of copper, cables and various strategic materials. US to Impose More Restrictions on Travels and Remittances to Cuba Washington, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Wednesday announced new measures by the Donald Trump administration against Cuba, including additional travel restrictions and limits on remittances. India Lost Five Million Jobs from 2016 to 2018 New Delhi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) About five million people lost their jobs in India from 2016 to 2018, according to a report the Bengaluru-based Azim Premji University published on Wednesday. Tourism Generated Millions in Revenue for Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopian Minister of Culture and Tourism Hirut Kassaw on Wednesday revealed that, since July and in virtue of the reforms applied in the nation, tourism generated millions in revenue for the State. China's Economy Grows 6.4 Percent in First Quarter 2019 Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese economy grew by 6.4 percent from January to March, with a stable trend and encouraging growth expectations, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Wednesday. Venezuela to Denounce US, Colombia Illegal Trade Practices before WTO   Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will request an Arbitration Forum from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to protest the illegal commercial practices of the United States and Colombia. Angola, Cuba Agree to Expand Economic Ties (+Photos) Luanda, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Cuba and Angola have agreed on Monday on the need to broaden economic and commercial ties to the level of those existing in the political and diplomatic fields. Bolivian FM Highlights Evo's Visit to Emirates and Turkey La Paz, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Diego Pary said on Monday that President Evo Morales'' official visit to the United Arab Emirates and Turkey was one of the most successful in recent times.. Pemex Plans to Dig this Year 20 New Oil Wells Mexico, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico's hydrocarbons corporation Pemex is planning to increase production this year by digging 20 new wells, the company has reported. Oil Production Grows in Angola Luanda, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Angola increased its oil production in March to one million 454 thousand barrels daily, about seven thousand more than in February, according to a report by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) quoted today in the media. Cuban President Asserts Economic Battle is a Top Priority Havana, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has insisted that in times of US increasing hostility and aggressiveness the island has two top priorities: readiness for defense and the economic battle. Cuba will not Renounce Its Economic Plan, Minister Says Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will not renounce its economic plan amid the tightening of the US economic blockade to asphyxiate the country, Economy and Planning Minister Alejandro Gil said in this capital on Saturday.