Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina http://www.prensa-latina.cu Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuba Works to Control Exotic Species in Northern Keys http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32582&SEO=cuba-works-to-control-exotic-species-in-northern-keys Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) A program to manage and control invasive exotic plant species is implemented in the northern keys off central Cuba in order to preserve the environment and contribute to the balance of ecosystems. Australia Warns of Consequences of Severe Drought http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32515&SEO=australia-warns-of-consequences-of-severe-drought Sidney, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Drought in Australia could limit agricultural production in the country, Australian Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe told a parliamentary committee today. Bolivia Reports Increase in Health Investment in 12 Years http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32498&SEO=bolivia-reports-increase-in-health-investment-in-12-years La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Investment in health has increased sevenfold in the last 12 years, which represents another record of the government of President Evo Morales, Bolivian Minister of the sector, Rodolfo Rocabado, said today. Floods Threaten World Heritage City in Niger http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32457&SEO=floods-threaten-world-heritage-city-in-niger Niamey, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The heavy rains which have been lashing areas of Niger for weeks now threaten to destroy the historic centre of the city of Agadez (center), a World Heritage Site since 2013. Kenya Faces Spread of Diseases from Neighboring Countries http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32435&SEO=kenya-faces-spread-of-diseases-from-neighboring-countries Nairobi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Kenya's health authorities today reacted to the spread to their territory of contagious diseases such as polio from the neighboring states of Somalia and Ethiopia through common borders. Democratic Congo Faces Major Challenges to Contain Ebola Outbreak http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32391&SEO=democratic-congo-faces-major-challenges-to-contain-ebola-outbreak United Nations, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) UN agencies are facing greater challenges today in managing and containing the new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as the epicenter is an area of active conflict. More Mexicans Affected by Weather Phenomena http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32381&SEO=more-mexicans-affected-by-weather-phenomena Mexico, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) More and more Mexicans are affected by weather phenomena, according to reports from the National Civil Protection System released here today. Thousands Affected and Evacuated After Quakes in Southwest China http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32345&SEO=thousands-affected-and-evacuated-after-quakes-in-southwest-china Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Two 5.0-magnitude earthquakes in southwestern China have left around 70,000 people affected, more than 33,000 evacuated and at least 24 wounded, according to official sources. Scientists Discover Source of Pessimism in Brain http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32314&SEO=scientists-discover-source-of-pessimism-in-brain Washington, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Scientists at MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research may have successfully pinpointed the part of the brain that causes pessimistic thought. Cholera Outbreak Kill 13 in Niger http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32303&SEO=cholera-outbreak-kill-13-in-niger Niamey, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) A cholera outbreak in a remote southern Niger region has killed 13 people without health authorities have been capable of taking measures to control it, it was reported here today. Death Toll from Indonesia Earthquake Up to 436 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32294&SEO=death-toll-from-indonesia-earthquake-up-to-436 Jakarta, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian authorities have raised the death toll today to 436 after the violent 5.9-magnitude aftershock which struck the tourist island of Lombok on August 5. D.R. of Congo Reports Sanitary Workers Suspected with Ebola Virus http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32264&SEO=d.r.-of-congo-reports-sanitary-workers-suspected-with-ebola-virus Kinshasa, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The report says that 74 health agents are suspected of being infected with Ebola which is a blow to the campaign against the disease in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 26 Dead in Angola Due to Cholera Outbreak http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32260&SEO=26-dead-in-angola-due-to-cholera-outbreak Luanda, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Cholera has left 26 dead and 1,450 cases so far this year in several provinces of Angola, said the national director of Public Health, Isilda Neves, quoted today by the main news reports. Palestine Awarded in Technovision World Challenge 2018 http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32187&SEO=palestine-awarded-in-technovision-world-challenge-2018 Ramallah, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Education has announced today that Palestine has ranked second place in the global challenge of Technovision for smartphone applications,for girls and young women between 10 and 18. Perseides Meteor Shower will be Visible in Cuba http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32129&SEO=perseides-meteor-shower-will-be-visible-in-cuba Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The meteor shower The Perseides, will be seen from any point of the Cuban territory between the night of the 12th and the first hours of the 13th, according to daily Granma. Isolated Cuban Houses Receive Electricity through Solar Energy http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32120&SEO=isolated-cuban-houses-receive-electricity-through-solar-energy Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Electrification through independent photovoltaic solar panels favored about 700 isolated houses in this central province, as part of a national program implemented through the use of renewable energy. FAO Recognizes Cuba's Agriculture Scientist http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32118&SEO=fao-recognizes-cubas-agriculture-scientist Havana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) FAO issued today in a statement a posthumous recognition to the merit of Dr. Adolfo Rodriguez Nodal, who died a year ago, for his contribution to food security and sovereignty, and nutrition in Cuba. Deadly Heat Wave and Now Typhoon Shanshan to Smach Japan http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32106&SEO=deadly-heat-wave-and-now-typhoon-shanshan-to-smach-japan Tokyo, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Typhoon Shanshan is hurtling across the Pacific, heading directly for Japan. New NASA Planet Hunter May Find 10,000 Alien Worlds in Just Two Years http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32101&SEO=new-nasa-planet-hunter-may-find-10000-alien-worlds-in-just-two-years Washington, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) According to new estimates put together by scientists on the team behind the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, the instrument should identify about 10,000 planets in its two-year mission; 3,500 of them should be smaller than Neptune, the mission''s focus. And if the telescope can stay at work longer than its current plan, those numbers will only go up. Australian Scientists to Create a Substance to Kill Cancer Cells http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=32098&SEO=australian-scientists-to-create-a-substance-to-kill-cancer-cells Canberra, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) A new substance able to kill cancer cells was developed by Australian scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Medical Research Institute in Melbourne, according to a report in the journal Nature.