Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Nicaraguan journalist calls for greater action against US blockade http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47981&SEO=nicaraguan-journalist-calls-for-greater-action-against-us-blockade 16 de octubre de 2019, 13:30Managua, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The fight to end the US blockade against Cuba must be a priority of the struggles to recover spaces lost to the right-wing in Latin America, recognized Nicaraguan journalist Jorge Capelan stressed this Wednesday. Syrian foreign minister meets United Nations special envoy http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47979&SEO=syrian-foreign-minister-meets-united-nations-special-envoy 16 de octubre de 2019, 13:23Damascus, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid Al-Moallem held talks on Wednesday with Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Syria, Geir Pederson, on the preparations for the meeting of the Constitutional Committee. Cuban children with heart conditions are victims of the US blockade http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47974&SEO=cuban-children-with-heart-conditions-are-victims-of-the-us-blockade Havana, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban health system, which provides a population of eleven million with free medical care, lacks, or must pay much more, today for medical supplies to treat children who suffer from heart disease. Venezuelan president announces government priorities http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47972&SEO=venezuelan-president-announces-government-priorities Caracas, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday announced the reorganization of the Bolivarian Government's priorities in five key sectors, focused on economic development. Cuban government focuses on people's wellbeing http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47971&SEO=cuban-government-focuses-on-peoples-wellbeing Photo: Presidency of CubaHavana, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the Republic Salvador Valdes ratified on Tuesday that Cuban government efforts are focused on satyisfying the people's needs and, therefore, on continuing to advance towards a prosperous socialist society. Democratic candidates support impeachment inquiry against Trump http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47970&SEO=democratic-candidates-support-impeachment-inquiry-against-trump Washington, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) US Democratic presidential candidates have expressed their support for the impeachment inquiry launched in the House of Representatives against President Donald Trump. Cigars lead Cuba's agricultural exports http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47949&SEO=cigars-lead-cubas-agricultural-exports Havana, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is expected to report revenues of more than 260 million dollars from cigar sales in 2019, the country's major agricultural export, a source from the sector reported on Tuesday. UN concerned over impact of Turkish military attacks on Syria http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47947&SEO=un-concerned-over-impact-of-turkish-military-attacks-on-syria United Nations, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The destruction and large number of civilian casualties caused by Turkey's military operation in Syria is of deep concern to UN authorities, which called for an immediate de-escalation. IMF: Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 0.2 percent in 2019 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47942&SEO=imf-latin-america-and-the-caribbean-will-grow-0.2-percent-in-2019 Washington, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Latin America and the Caribbean will grow 0.2 percent this year, eight tenths less than in 2018 and more than one percentage point below the previous forecast, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported here today. No one and nothing will stop Cuba's socialist project http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47935&SEO=no-one-and-nothing-will-stop-cubas-socialist-project Paris, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador Oscar Leon, speaking on Tuesday before the UNESCO Executive Board, stressed that the Caribbean island will not renounce the socialist project chosen sovereignly by its people, despite increasing hostility on the part of the United States. Former Trump adviser testifies for 10 hours in impeachment inquiry http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47926&SEO=former-trump-adviser-testifies-for-10-hours-in-impeachment-inquiry Washington, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) President Trump's former Russia adviser Fiona Hill testified for 10 hours in front of three congressional committees conducting the impeachment inquiry against the Republican president. UN appoints US diplomat to lead new mission in Haiti http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47919&SEO=un-appoints-us-diplomat-to-lead-new-mission-in-haiti United Nations, Oct 14 ( Prensa Latina ) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today appointed US diplomat Helen Meagher La Lime as special representative for Haiti and head of the United Nations Integrated Office there. US likely to impose further tariffs on Chinese products http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47916&SEO=us-likely-to-impose-further-tariffs-on-chinese-products Washington, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States will likely impose an additional round of tariffs on Chinese imports on December 15, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said today. Climate change redraws economic and geopolitical map in the Arctic http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47906&SEO=climate-change-redraws-economic-and-geopolitical-map-in-the-arctic Washington, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The melting of the Arctic ice opened access to new energy resources, which caused an incipient struggle for power in the area, the Bloomberg agency reported today. U.S. Agency acknowledges error: Mexico did not import crude http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47902&SEO=u.s.-agency-acknowledges-error-mexico-did-not-import-crude Mexico, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The recognition by the United States Census Bureau that Mexico did not import crude oil from its northern neighbor, confirms today the government's intention this country to possess energy sovereignty. Repulse in China for US lawmaker support for Hong Kong riots http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47894&SEO=repulse-in-china-for-us-lawmaker-support-for-hong-kong-riots Beijing, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Government institutions and the media in China today deplore with indignation the comments and support offered by US lawmaker Ted Cruz to the uprisings in Hong Kong, as they consider it a move for political purposes. UAW and General Motors negotiate amid strike in the US http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47891&SEO=uaw-and-general-motors-negotiate-amid-strike-in-the-us Washington, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) US labor union United Automobile Workers (UAW) and General Motors Co. resumed negotiations on Monday to sign a new deal, amid strike action ongoing for almost one month. Venezuelan foreign minister stresses weakness of right-wing gov'ts http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47887&SEO=venezuelan-foreign-minister-stresses-weakness-of-right-wing-govts Caracas,  (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza stressed that right-wing governments are currently very frightened and weak. UN Secretary-General calls for inclusive dialogue in Ecuador http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47879&SEO=un-secretary-general-calls-for-inclusive-dialogue-in-ecuador United Nations, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on all parties in Ecuador to commit to inclusive and meaningful talks and work in good faith to find a peaceful solution to the political crisis in this nation. Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal elected a member of AAA&S in US http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=47876&SEO=havana-city-historian-eusebio-leal-elected-a-member-of-aaas-in-us Washington, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal, one of Cuba's most recognized intellectuals, is now a member of the important American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S).