Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Lula's Hasty Trial Is Considered A Brutal Attack on Democracy Brasilia, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva''s hasty second-instance trial constitutes ''a brutal attack on democracy,'' said Guilherme Boulos, leader of the Workers Without Home Movement (MTST). Ecuador for Another Ceasefire Agreement for Peace in Colombia Quito, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa expressed confidence today that the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government will agree on another ceasefire and resume dialogues towards final peace in that country. Venezuela to Consolidate Integration with LatAm Peoples in 2018 Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to Cuba, Ali Rodriguez, affirmed today that the strengthening of integration with the peoples of Latin America is one of the main challenges of the Bolivarian Revolution for 2018. Mediation Could Solve Assange's Situation, Lenin Moreno Says Quito, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) President Lenin Moreno has confirmed that mediation could help resolve the situation of Julian Assange, who remains as an asylee in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. China Commited to Expand Economic Links with Latin America and Caribbean Santiago, Chile, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) China has committed itself to expand trade, cooperation projects and investments in Latin America and the Caribbean with proposals in five pillars and the evident satisfaction with the talks held in this capital. Pope Francis in Peru: Reality Exceeded Expectations Lima, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis'' visit to Peru from January 18 to 21 exceeded the most optimistic predictions in terms of people''s participation, organization and the way in which the Holy Father dealt with the national situation. President Bachelet to Head II Forum Celac-China By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, will meet early today with Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, in the preamble of the opening of the 2nd Forum of Cooperation of Celac with the Asian giant. Ecuador to Ratify Commitment to Integration at CELAC Meeting Quito, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador will ratify its commitment to promoting regional integration at the meeting of foreign ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and China, to be held in Chile, the Foreign Ministry confirmed. Venezuela Pays Tribute to Cuban National Hero Jose Marti Caracas, Jan 21 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government and society will dedicate an broad program to honor Cuban National Hero Jose Marti, according to the People''s Power Ministry of Culture. Soldiers Guarantee Referendum Security in Ecuador Quito, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 33,000 soldiers are participating today in the custody and security of the different stages planned for the consultation and popular referendum, scheduled for February 4 in Ecuador. Pope Francisco left for Puerto Maldonado, Peru Lima, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The plane carrying Pope Francis took off today shortly before 09:00 local time on its way to Puerto Maldonado, some 1,525 kilometers east of the capital, where he will hold a meeting with Amazonian communities . Activities for the Eradication of Illegal Coca Begin in Bolivia La Paz, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Joint Task Force of Bolivia (FTC) began the eradication efforts of illicitly cultivated coca plantations, local media reported today. Dialogue Between Gov't and Venezuelan Opposition to Be Rescheduled Santo Domingo, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The dialogue between the government and the Venezuelan opposition in the Dominican Republic will be rescheduled for new dates, the Foreign Ministry''s press director, Hugo Beras, informed today. Defense of Barros Bishop Tarnishes Pope Farewel in Chile Iquique, Chile, Jan 18(Prensa Latina) Pope Francis''s defense of Bishop Juan Barros, accused of complicity in cases of sexual abuse in Chile, marred the pontiff''s farewell, although the immigration issue was central to his Mass at Lobito Beach. Five Parties Must Register for Presidential Election in Venezuela Caracas, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Delcy Rodríguez, said today that five organizations must register as political parties before the National Electoral Council (CNE) by the end of this month to participate in the presidential election in Venezuela. Pope Francis Officiates a Marriage on a Plane to Iquique Iquique, Chile, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) For the first time in history, Pope Francisco officiated a wedding on board the plane that moved him to this city in northern Chile, on his last day of visiting the southern country. Pope Says Mass in Iquique and Dialogues with Dictatorship Victims By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Talkative with youths, incisive in the mea culpa of the Catholic Church for sexual abuses and with strong messages on the world's inequity, Pope Francis says goodbye today to Chile. Chile Predicts Good Economic Year with Rising Copper Price Santiago de Chile, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The executive vice president of the Chilean Copper Commission (Cochilco), Sergio Hernandez, asserted today that the predicted price of copper ore rose to $3.06 USD a pound. Brazilian Social Mov'ts Will Express their Support for Lula da Silva Brasilia, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Social movements will hold on January 24 demonstrations in Sao Paulo and several regions of the country in support of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil Popular Front confirmed today. Peru Reinforces Security Before Plan to Attack the Pope Lima, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian National Police issued a warning message about a possible attack against Pope Francis, who will begin a visit to this country tomorrow until Sunday, the newspaper El Comercio reported today.