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Cuba

Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The head of the National Anti-drug Directorate of the Ministry of Interior of Cuba (MININT), Colonel Juan Carlos Poey, warned today about the complexities in the region for the confrontation with drug trafficking.


Sports

Zurich, Switzerland, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) FIFA''s ethics committee temporarily suspended today the president of the Brazilian Football Federation, Marco Polo Del Nero, for violating the rules of that sporting body, that international federation announced.


Science

Katmandu, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Nepal government announced today that it is ready to start measuring Everest, the highest mountain in the world with officially 8,848 meters above sea level.


Opinion

Panama, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Summit of the Central American Integration System (SICA) will be remembered here for hiding the crisis in Honduras behind a vague reference in the final declaration, and by the presence of former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa.


Culture

Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban fiction feature Sergio & Serguei, by Ernesto Daranas, closes today its premiere cycle at the 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, with unanimous applause from the audience of this event.


Economy

Tokyo, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Tankan quarterly report on the economic situation of the Bank of Japan said today that the confidence of Japanese big companies improved in December.