Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina US Blockade against Venezuela Affects Digital Platforms http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45913&SEO=us-blockade-against-venezuela-affects-digital-platforms Caracas, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The blockade imposed by the United States against Venezuela makes the South American nation the object of an unconventional technological attack, reflected in digital platforms, said Kenny Ossa, president of the National Center for Information Technology. Indian Spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 Enters Lunar Orbit http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45878&SEO=indian-spacecraft-chandrayaan-2-enters-lunar-orbit New Delhi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 on Tuesday entered the Moon''s orbit, according to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). China Sorted Out Local Firms for Damaging the Environment http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45833&SEO=china-sorted-out-local-firms-for-damaging-the-environment Beijing, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) China''s Ministry of Ecology and the Environment reprimanded several local companies for using traps to mask damage to the environment and said that these actions contravene the efforts the Ministry is currently making to look after the environment. Broken Heart Syndrome May Be Linked to Cancer, Scientists Say http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45815&SEO=broken-heart-syndrome-may-be-linked-to-cancer-scientists-say Washington, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that the so-called broken heart syndrome, or stress-induced cardiomyopathy, can cause cancer. China Develops New Energy Vehicles http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45767&SEO=china-develops-new-energy-vehicles Beijing, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) China is promoting the development of new energy vehicles (NEV) and next year, its capital is expected to have 20,000 electric taxis. July 2019 Was Earth's Hottest Month on Record http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45751&SEO=july-2019-was-earths-hottest-month-on-record Washington, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) July 2019 was the hottest month in the global 140-year record, the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported. Fire on Indonesian Ship Kills 7, 4 Missing http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45735&SEO=fire-on-indonesian-ship-kills-7-4-missing Jakarta, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) At least seven people died, four were reported missing and 61 were rescued following a fire onboard a ship in waters off the Indonesian province of Sulawesi (southeast), police confirmed Saturday. UNAIDS New Executive Director Committed to Ending the Epidemic http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45689&SEO=unaids-new-executive-director-committed-to-ending-the-epidemic United Nations, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) UNAIDS´s Executive Director, Winifred ''Winnie'' Karagwa Byanyima, is today assuming this challenge with humility, passion and faith in the end of AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Electric Shock causes Five Deaths in Cuban province http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45675&SEO=electric-shock-causes-five-deaths-in-cuban-province Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Five fatalities caused by lightning at La Puntilla beach in Santa Cruz del Norte, in the western province of Mayabeque, local media reported here. More Uruguayans Recover their Sight with Cuban Support http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45655&SEO=more-uruguayans-recover-their-sight-with-cuban-support Montevideo, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay''s Jose Marti Eye Hospital will reach a total of more than 90,000 surgeries undertaken by September, including 60,000 cataract operations, reported the center''s Director, Sandra Medina, quoted Thursday by La Republica newspaper. India Obtains Bone Implant Material from Egg Shells http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45625&SEO=india-obtains-bone-implant-material-from-egg-shells New Delhi, August 15 (Prensa Latina) Researchers at the Hyderabad Institute of Technology and the B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology in Jalandhar, India, developed a process to obtain bone implant material from eggshells. Cuba on Alert for Dengue Spread in the Americas http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45607&SEO=cuba-on-alert-for-dengue-spread-in-the-americas FotosPL: Jorge PérezHavana, 14 aug (Prensa Latina) The increase of cases of dengue in the Americas region has placed Cuba on alert, where efforts are ongoing across all sectors to control the vector and avoid the spread of viruses, reported WednesdayDr. Francisco Duran. Typhoon Lekima Affects Over 12 Million People in China http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45599&SEO=typhoon-lekima-affects-over-12-million-people-in-china Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Typhoon Lekima, which hit southeastern China in recent days, affected more than 12.8 million victims in nine provinces of the country, the Ministry of Emergency Management announced Wednesday. Greek Government Considers Fire on Evia Island an Ecological Disaster http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45593&SEO=greek-government-considers-fire-on-evia-island-an-ecological-disaster Athens, Aug 14 ( Prensa Latina) The wildfire that spread over the island of Evia threatens to cause an ecological catastrophe in the center of the territory, considered one of the best preserved wild flora and fauna reserves in Greece, authorities stated Wednesday. Over 1,300 Children Orphaned due to Ebola virus in DRC http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45582&SEO=over-1300-children-orphaned-due-to-ebola-virus-in-drc Kinshasa, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,300 children have been left orphaned in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the past year after losing one or both parents to the Ebola virus, a UNICEF representative said today. Serbia Confirms Presence of African Swine Fever http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45575&SEO=serbia-confirms-presence-of-african-swine-fever Belgrade,  (Prensa Latina) Serbian authorities confirmed this Tuesday the presence of African swine fever (ASF) in this country, although they stressed that it is not an epidemic. Japan on Alert for Typhoon Krosa http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45562&SEO=japan-on-alert-for-typhoon-krosa Tokyo, August 13 (Prensa Latina) The Japan Meteorological Agency warned on Tuesday of the proximity of the strong Typhoon Krosa, which is expected to hit the west of the country this Thursday. Tobacco Makes Cancer more Aggressive http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45524&SEO=tobacco-makes-cancer-more-aggressive Washington, Aug 13 ( Prensa Latina ) Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University demonstrated that cigarette smoke reprograms and makes head and neck cancer cells more aggressive, as noted in an article published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Cancer Research. Bolsonaro Plays Down Loss of Funds due to Deforestation http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45476&SEO=bolsonaro-plays-down-loss-of-funds-due-to-deforestation Brasilia, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday played down the German government''s decision to stop funding projects to protect the rainforest and biodiversity in Brazil, due to the drastic increase in deforestation. Freshwater Megafauna Endangered, Scientists Say http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=45432&SEO=freshwater-megafauna-endangered-scientists-say Washington,  (Prensa Latina) The number of large fish species that live in rivers and lakes declined by 88% from 1970 to 2012, Global Change Biology magazine reported.