Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Spanish-owned Company to Operate in Development Zone in Cuba Havana, 21 Feb (Prensa Latina) The Spanish Capital Company Profood Service, S.A. began operations in the Special Mariel Development Zone (western Cuba) for the production and marketing of food products, beverages and dispensing machines. South Korea, ASEAN to Strengthen Ties Seoul, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) South Korea plans to establish a new office to manage relations with the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and strengthen bilateral ties, a Foreign Office official said Thursday. Bolivia Receives 1.37 Billion in Remittances in 2018 La Paz, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian residents abroad sent 1.37 billion dollars in remittances last year, the Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB) reported on Wednesday. Mexico Concerned About U.S. Unilateral Trade Measures Mexico, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The unilateral application of U.S. trade protectionist measures, including the sensitive automobile sector, worries Mexico, warned Undersecretary of Foreign Trade Luz Maria de la Mora on Tuesday. Egypt, Russia to Sign Agreement on Suez Canal Cairo, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Egypt and Russia reached an agreement to establish a company to operate and manage the planned Russian industrial zone in the Suez Canal (SCA), announced Tuesday in Cairo. Cuba, China to Sign Biotechnology Agreement Havana, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) The Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries Group of Cuba (Biocubafarma) and the Yongzhou Economic Development Zone in the Chinese province of Hunan signed a biotechnology sector agreement, according to the media Tuesday. Inflation Still Hitting Argentina Buenos Aires, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Inflation continues hitting an Argentine economy in recession that already in the first fortnight this month registered a rise in food of 2.8 percent. Vietnam to Boost Exports of Textiles and Garments Hanoi, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam plans to become the world''s third major supplier of garments and textiles by exporting a record of 40 billion dollars, accounting for an interannual increase of 10.8 percent. Ethiopia to Increase Export of Food and Beverages Addis Ababa, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia''s Minister of State for Industry and Commerce, Misganu Arega, said Monday that the African nation aims to increase its income through the increase and diversification of food and beverage exports. Lopez Obrador Insists on Reorganizing Mexican Oil Industry Mexico, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Neo-liberal tecnocrats of corruption tried to rob Pemex and we to recover the industry, the Mexican President insisted on Monday. 21st Edition of Habano Cigar Festival Begins Havana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The largest Premium cigar festival in the world, the Habano Cigar Festival, begins on Monday in Havana with a very special quality reinforced by the attention of at least 1,000 people from 70 countries. France Will Host the G-7 Ministerial Meeting in April Paris, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) In his capacity as the G-7''s annual president, France will host the meeting of Foreign Ministers of that group on April 5 and 6, which brings together the countries with the most advanced economies on the planet. Negotiations End China-US Talks, Results Are Unknown Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The negotiators from China and the United States concluded their talks on economic-commercial differences on Friday, and there is no news about whether progress was made, at a time when the end of the truce in the bilateral trade conflict is approaching. South Korea Will Promote Signing FTA with UK after Brexit Seoul, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) South Korea will promote the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom, before its imminent departure from the European Union (EU) this March 29, official sources reported today. Lopez Obrador Defends Reinforcement of Pemex Mexico, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday made a strong defense to reinforce Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and the recovery of the oil extraction lost due to corruption at his daily morning press conference. Nicaragua Links Pacific Highway with Caribbean Sea Managua, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) This Thursday will be in the history of Nicaragua the first day of the land link between its Pacific coast and the Caribbean Sea, with the inauguration of the Nueva Guinea-Bluefields highway. Discovery of Gas Reserves in South Africa Generate Great Expectations Pretoria, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The recent discovery of significant gas reserves in South Africa has raised great expectations for their potential beneficial impact on the country''s energy needs, according to Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, quoted today in the local press. Venezuela Advocates for Global Energy Justice Caracas, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of Petroleum, Manuel Quevedo, advocated on Wednesday to develop energy justice for all peoples of the world, during his participation in the 13th PetroTech 2019 Conference, in New Delhi, India. Ecuadorian Cocoa Seduces Japanese Producers Quito,  (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian cocoa is currently one of the products that has successfully seduced the Japanese producers, marketers and citizens, who knew closely the fruit and various types of chocolates made with this raw material. Germany Highlights Importance of Migrants for its Economy Berlin, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) Germany will need at least 260 000 immigrants a year over the next four decades to meet the demand for labor, says a study presented Tuesday by Bertelsmann Foundation.