Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Melia Hotels Rejects US Hardened Sanctions against Cuba Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Spanish hotel chain Melia Hotels International has issued on Friday a statement rejecting the latest US sanctions against Cuba that harden the 60-year economic, financial and trade blockade on the island. Four New Pharmaceutical Plants Began Operations in Syrian Province Damascus, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Four new drug plants have started full production in the Syrian province of Tartus and another five are in the construction phase, according to the region''s Department of Industries. Over 3,000 Delegates Attend Yalta International Economic Forum Simferopol, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 3,000 delegates from 100 countries are on Thursday attending the 5th International Economic Forum in Yalta, where they are attempting to agree on investments and business, over and above unilateral sanctions imposed by the West on the Crimea. China Warns of Adverse Effect of Sanctions on Venezuela Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) China warned today that external sanctions and interventionist stances such as that of the so-called Lima Group will only further complicate the situation in Venezuela, whose government it supports in its efforts to safeguard national sovereignty. India Lost Five Million Jobs from 2016 to 2018 New Delhi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) About five million people lost their jobs in India from 2016 to 2018, according to a report the Bengaluru-based Azim Premji University published on Wednesday. China's Economy Grows 6.4 Percent in First Quarter 2019 Beijing, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese economy grew by 6.4 percent from January to March, with a stable trend and encouraging growth expectations, the National Bureau of Statistics reported Wednesday. Venezuela to Denounce US, Colombia Illegal Trade Practices before WTO   Caracas, Apr 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will request an Arbitration Forum from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to protest the illegal commercial practices of the United States and Colombia. Angola, Cuba Agree to Expand Economic Ties (+Photos) Luanda, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Officials from Cuba and Angola have agreed on Monday on the need to broaden economic and commercial ties to the level of those existing in the political and diplomatic fields. Pemex Plans to Dig this Year 20 New Oil Wells Mexico, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Mexico's hydrocarbons corporation Pemex is planning to increase production this year by digging 20 new wells, the company has reported. Oil Production Grows in Angola Luanda, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Angola increased its oil production in March to one million 454 thousand barrels daily, about seven thousand more than in February, according to a report by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) quoted today in the media. Cuba will not Renounce Its Economic Plan, Minister Says Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will not renounce its economic plan amid the tightening of the US economic blockade to asphyxiate the country, Economy and Planning Minister Alejandro Gil said in this capital on Saturday. Cuba Bets on Boosting Local Food Production Havana, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Agriculture Minister Gustavo Rodriguez on Saturday told the People''s Power National Assembly (Parliament) that Cuba is carrying out local food production programs as part of strategies to reduce imports. Venezuela Prepares International Business Meeting on Tourism Caracas, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) of Venezuela bets this Friday on the impulse of this economic activity with the hosting of the 1st International Business Round, said the holder of the portfolio, Stella Lugo. Havanatur Presents in Argentina New Tourist Attractions in Cuba FotosPL/Maylin VidalBuenos Aires, April 12 (Prensa Latina) The innovations of the destination Cuba, with a wide assortment of proposals and the axis in the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of the foundation of Havana, were presented in Buenos Aires by the Havanatur. Democrat Warren Proposes New Tax for Large U.S. Firms Washington, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat candidate for the U.S. presidency, proposed Thursday a new tax for the country''s big companies, some of which make multimillion-dollar profits without paying federal taxes on those benefits. International Exhibition on Packaging Successfully Concludes in Cuba Havana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's international exhibition of packaging and graphic arts (Pacgraf 2019) winds up on Thursday at the Pabexpo fairgrounds in Havana in a successful manner, judging by participants'' opinions. China and US Review Pending Issues from Trade Negotiations Beijing, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) China said on Thursday that its team and counterparts from the United States reviewed matters like the protection of intellectual property and tariffs, which were pending from the latest round of trade negotiations, which are on their way to a much-wanted agreement. Vietnam's Largest Trade Fair Begins (+Photos) Fotos PL / Marta LlanesHanoi, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The 29th International Trade Fair of Vietnam began Wednesday in this capital with the participation of half a thousand companies from 23 countries, including Cuba as the sole representative of Latin America. Russian Company Will Invest in Venezuelan Mining Production Caracas, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Minister for Ecological Mining Development, Victor Cano, notified that representatives of a Russian company expressed their intention to invest in Venezuela to boost mining production. Cuba to Launch a Portfolio of Investment Opportunities in Hanoi Hanoi, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has presented in Vietnam on Tuesday its new portfolio of investment opportunities, more diverse in composition by activities and sectors, during a business committee between both countries held in Hanoi.