Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Venezuela, China to Strengthen Oil Alliance Agreements Caracas, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela ratifies Tuesday its alliances with China in the hydrocarbons sector with the reinforcement of joint ventures between Petrolera Sinovensa and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). Uruguay Transfers Mercosur Presidency to Argentina By Hugo Rius Blein Montevideo, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay will transfer to Argentina Tuesday the temporary presidency of Mercosur at a summit of Heads of State of its four full members and uncertainties ahead. Vietnam is the Best Investment Destination in Asia, Says Forbes Hanoi, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam is currently the most attractive investment destination in Asia and the dynamism of its economy suggests that this will be a sustained trend, Forbes said in an article that local press reports say today. Puerto Rico's Economy Still Stagnant 14 Months after Hurricane Maria San Juan, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Contrary to the impression projected by the Ricardo Rossello Nevares government, Puerto Rico''s economy remains bogged down 14 months after the Hurricane Maria hit the island. EU Rules Out Renegotiation of Brexit Agreement with UK Brussels, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Commission on Monday ruled out the renegotiation of the agreement on the United Kingdom''s withdrawal from the European Union or Brexit, and claimed that this mechanism is the best and unique possible. OPEC Secretary General Visits Angola Luanda, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Nigerian Mohamed Sanuzi Barkindo, began on Monday official meetings with Angolan authorities to chart the future of that group. Brexit May be Implemented without Parliamentary Pass, The Times Says London, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The majority of the United Kingdom''s Government considers the agreement reached with the European Union (EU) for the country''s withdrawal from the bloc has few options to be approved in Parliament, The Times reported Saturday. Russia, Syria to Agree on Economic, Trade and Scientific Cooperation Damascus, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Syria and Russia have signed important economic, commercial and scientific cooperation agreements at the conclusion of the 11th meeting of the two-day joint committee in Damascus. Cuba and Venezuela Agree on Cooperation Projects for 2019 (+Photos) Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Venezuela approved the annual cooperation plan for 2019, made up of 22 projects, as part of the 19th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission, which ended on Friday in Havana. Spanish Economy Growth Forecast to Be Cut in 2018 Madrid, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Bank of Spain cut its growth forecast for the European economy by 2018 by one-tenth, to 2.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Poverty Scales to 33.6 Percent in Argentina Buenos Aires, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The number of poor people increased in the third quarter of this 2018 in another five percent, according to a new report by the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), which several media outlets are spreading today. Mexican Executive and Judicial Powers Reach Salary Agreement Mexico, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The tense relationship between the judicial and executive powers, due to disagreement with the law on remuneration of public servants that drastically cut income to Mexican judges, came to an end on Thursday. President Diaz-Canel Ratifies Cuba's Integrationist Vocation Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel ratified on Thursday the integrationist vocation of the island, a few hours from the start of the 16th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America- Peoples'' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). Afghan President Opens Economic Corridor with Europe and Asia Kabul, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani opened on Thursday the Lapis Lazuli Transit, Trade and Transport corridor, a route that includes five other nations and will allow the country to connect with Europe and other parts of the world. Syria and Russia Value the Signing of More than 20 Agreements. Damascus, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Syria-Russia Mixty Commission values on Thursday ​​the signature of more than 20 agreements in the economic, cultural and technological sectors, which include a road map signed for their applications. Cuban Tourism Wins Award in Argentina Buenos Aires, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba won for the second consecutive year the Bitacora de Oro Award for the best-promoted foreign tourist destination in Argentina, at a gala that brought together the most important representatives of this country''s tourism sector. ASEAN to Give Greater Attention to Migrant Workers Jakarta, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) called Wednesday on the international community to give greater attention to the growing number of migrant workers. Crude Oil Higher Price Trend Due to China-USA Agreement London, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Crude quotation rose today by one percent after Donald Trump said he would plea in favor of China due to the detention of a high executive of the Huawei Technologies Co. in Canada. Benefits for Grenada in Regional Coconut Project Grenada, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Grenada will be included in the next phase of the Regional Project for the Development of the Coconut Industry with employment opportunities, food security and general competitiveness in that sector of the Caribbean, reports local media today. Chilean Tourism Grows Towards Cuba Santiago de Chile, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Until late November, 42,166 Chilean tourists had traveled to Cuba, accounting for an increase of 111 percent compared to the previous year, a source from the sector reported here.