Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Athlete of the Year in Cuba Wins Votes in Prensa Latina's Survey Havana, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The Athlete of the Year in Cuba, the boxer Andy Cruz, on Tuesday won five votes from Peruvian media to get the same distinction but in Prensa Latina''s Sports Survey. Journalist Victor Diago Assassinated in Colombia 18 de diciembre de 2018, 15:50Bogota, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Federation of Journalists on Tuesday denounced the assassination of local journalist Victor Diago in Riohacha, the capital of the department of La Guajira, in northeastern Colombia. Nicolas Maduro Confirms Commitment to Migration Policies 18 de diciembre de 2018, 15:12Caracas, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday ratified the government''s commitment to the implementation of international migration policies, on International Migrants Day. Outgoing President of Mercosur for Integration with Human Objective Montevideo, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Before transferring from Uruguay to Argentina the temporary presidency of Mercado del Sur (Mercosur), Tabare Vazquez left a message in favor of an integration that has the human being as its objective. 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). Long-lasting Port Strike Intensifies and Expands in Chile By Rafael Calcines Armas Santiago de Chile, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The strike held by port workers in Valparaiso due to labor demands is worsening Tuesday due to the lack of an agreement with employers, violent actions by Carabineros and the possible support by other ports to the strike. Raul Sendic to Support Uruguayan Frente Amplio Electoral Campaign Montevideo, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Former Uruguayan Vice President Raul Sendic considers his political disqualification by the Frente Amplio (FA) as wrong, but will continue supporting it in the electoral campaign for a fourth government. 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. Nearly 30 Percent of Enrollees Absent in More Doctors of Brazil Brasilia, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) A total of 2,776 professionals (30 percent) enrolled in the selection of the More Doctors Brazilian program are absent from their elected municipalities and today the deadline to appear in the territories is met. Boeing, Embraer Aircraft Manufacturers Confirm Joint Venture Brasilia, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) The aircraft manufacturers Boeing, from the United States, and Embraer, from Brazil, have confirmed their alliance and said that they are waiting for the endorsement by the national government to create a strategic partnership. Venezuela Debates Economic Recovery Plan at Constituent Assembly Caracas, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the Economic Area of ​​Venezuela, Tareck El Aissami, chairs the presentation of the results of the recovery program of the economy on Monday at the National Constituent Assembly. Cuban Foreign Minister Highlights ALBA-TCP's Vitality Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas-People''s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) has maintained its vitality, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Monday. Operation Miracle's Pre-Operative Consultations Conclude in Dominica Roseau, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Patients from some Dominican cities are already among those assisted, as part of Petrocaribe''s cooperation agreements, local media reported Monday. Lula to Come Out of Prison Stronger as a Man, His Daughter Says Brasilia, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will come out of prison much stronger as a man because although he is still outraged, he persists in his innocence and it gives him much strength to keep fighting back, his daughter said in an interview. Uruguayan Frente Amplio Closes a Complex Stage Montevideo, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) A day after the sanctions adopted by the Plenary of the Broad Front (FA) of Uruguay, its president Javier Miranda believes today that a stage has been closed and that this force will continue to be a zealous guardian of political conduct. Chavez Sealed my Commitment to Venezuela, President Maduro Assured Caracas, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recalled on Sunday the first meeting he held with commander Hugo Chavez 25 years ago and called it the day where he sealed his commitment to the country and the Bolivarian Revolution. Colombia Versus Venezuela, a Maneuver of Bogotá, Says Analist Caracas, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The refusal of the Government of Colombia to establish communication with Venezuela in order to resolve common situations could respond to an attempt to cover up the internal reality of the New Granada nation, journalist José Vicente Rangel said today. Lula Thanks Cuba for Exporting Doctors to the World Brasilia, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva thanked the Cuban professionals who participated in the More Doctors program of Brazil and Cuba for helping other peoples of the world with their medicine. Bolivians Thank Cuban Doctors for their Professionalism and Humanism La Paz, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Many Bolivians are currently grateful for the presence of Cuban doctors in this country, who with their professionalism and humanistic sense reach intricate communities to attend to the most disadvantaged people. Students in Colombia Highlight Agreement with Government Bogota, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) University leaders called this a historical Saturady for the agreement reached with the government that will boost funding for higher education and especially for public universities.