Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Japan typhoon death toll rises to 68 (+Photo) Tokyo,  (Prensa Latina) The number of victims of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan rose today to 68 dead and 15 missing, Japanese authorities reported. Peruvian president calls for urgent action against global warming Lima, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) With a call for urgent and clear measures to fight global warming, the III Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Protected Areas (CAPLAC) opened in Peru, with the participation of representatives from 38 countries. Cuba to analyze prevention of digestive diseases Havana, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Gastroenterologists from some 10 countries will participate here in the 7th International Congress GastroCuba 2019 to discuss the treatment and early diagnosis of digestive diseases, one of the leading causes of death in the world, according to its organizers. 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. Environmentalists block access to London's financial district London, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) British environmental group 'Extinction Rebellion,' which has been protesting against government inaction to combat climate change for a week, blocked access to the financial center of this capital. Typhoon Hagibis kills 46 in Japan Tokyo, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Typhoon Hagibis has killed 46 people in Japan, while search and rescue operations continue and 16 people have been reported missing. Representative of Cuban scientific center visits Ukraine Kiev, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Business Manager of the Molecular Immunology Center, Giselle Velazquez Manrique, concluded a visit to Ukraine, diplomatic sources confirmed in this capital on Sunday. WHO declares Libya polio-free Tripoli, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Libya received a certificate from the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the country free of polio in the last year, the National Center for Disease Control reported today. Alexei Leonov, first person to walk in space, dies aged 86 Moscow, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, died today at the age of 86, as reported by the capital's television channel. Italian study assesses accumulation of debris on seabed Rome, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) described as very serious the amount of debris found on the seabed, in the water column and beaches of Italy. Preventing suicide on World Mental Health Day Geneva, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) This year's World Mental Health Day, celebrated every October 10, is focused on suicide prevention, in which the World Health Organization is calling on people to participated in '40 seconds of action' to 'raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.' Important work of women surgeons highlighted in Cuba FotoPL: Manuel MuñoaHavana,  (Prensa Latina) The excellent technical results and contributions of Cuban women surgeons, and the need to promote women's incorporation into the specialty, were highlighted this Wednesday by Luis Ruso, president of the Latin American Federation of Surgery (FELAC), speaking in the Cuban capital. UN expresses concern in Costa Rica about increasing global emissions San Jose, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations expressed in Costa Rica its alarm given the increase in global CO2 emissions and the temperature on the planet. Chile shows advances in Nanotechnology Fair Santiago de Chile, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) Chilean researchers and academicians show today at the Nanotechnology Fair 2019, the nation's main scientific advances in areas such as food, mining, energy and the environment. Costa Rica highlights role of local governments in climate change San Jose, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) Local governments are key players in the commitment of countries to generate adaptation and mitigation actions to face climate change, as recognized on Tuesday by attendees to a workshop on the role of these bodies. The French march to reject assisted reproduction law Paris, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Tens of thousand of French people marched Sunday in this capital to reject the PMA (Medically Assisted Procreation) bill, an initiative under discussion in the French Parliament. About 1,500 people at a climate change meeting in Costa Rica San José, Oct. 6 (Prensa Latina) Some 1,500 people will participate in the Preparatory Meeting (PRE-COP25) of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP) against Climate Change, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae reported today) from Costa Rica. Venezuela urges to preserve water Caracas, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro today celebrated the Inter-American Water Day with calling on the people to raise awareness for the preservation and rational use of this vital liquid. Cuba expands joint replacement surgery FotosPL: Juan Manuel MuñoaHavana, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) In Cuba, joint replacement surgery has been successful in treating knee and hip injuries, experts from the Frank Pais Orthopedic Scientific Complex reported on Friday. Chile's glaciers shrink 8% in five years Santiago, Chile, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The shrinking of Chile's glaciers due to climate change has increased to 8% over the past five years, according to a preliminary study by the General Waters Directorate (DGA).