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Cuba

Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raul Castro received Igor Sechin, head of the Russian oil company Rosneft, at the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, newspaper Juventud Rebelde today reports.


Sports

Moscow, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned today the existence of the national emblem in the uniform of Russian athletes during the Winter Olympics next February in South Korea.


Science

Havana, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The report on the consumption of alternatives to ozone-depleting substances (ODS) in Cuba is of great importance to preserve this shield that protects the planet, said a Cuban specialist today.


Opinion

By Fausto Triana

Santiago de Chile, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Chile''s options are on the table, the right in the eventual return of Sebastián Piñera to the Palacio de La Moneda, or the center-left embodied by the independent senator Alejandro Guillier.


Culture

Mexico, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Mexican cinema achieved an historic record in 2017 by producing 175 feature films and winning numerous awards.


Economy

Panama, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Panama Canal authorities announced that after two years of rainfall below the usual average, Gatun and Alajuela lakes reach today maximum operational levels.