Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Cuba and Colombia Hold Migration Talks Havana, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Colombia are holding today and tomorrow in this capital the 3rd Bilateral Round of Migration Talks, with the aim of progressing the negotiation of a Memorandum on this matter. Spanish Government President Officially Visit Uruguay Montevideo, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano begins a two-day official visit to Uruguay, where he will meet a wide agenda of meetings with the country''s top authorities and the business sector, as the one he concluded today in Brazil. Bolivia to Hold Presidency of 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations La Paz, Apr 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will assume the presidency of the 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations in 2018 after its First edition was held in Athens, announced the Bolivian Foreign Ministry on Twitter. Amnesties and Pardons for FARC-EP in Hands of Colombian Judges Bogota, April 24 (Prensa Latina) The execution judges settled in Bogota must reply today to some 1,200 applications for amnesties and pardons for FARC-EP guerrillas under the present peace agreement. Chilean Court Denies Release of 9 Arrested Bolivian Officials La Paz, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has rejected today the constitutional appeal filed by the defense of the nine Bolivian police and customs officers arrested a month ago in that country, asking for their release. General Motors Not Expropiated in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Labor and Social Security Minister Francisco Torrealba asserted today that those who accuse Venezuela''s Government of confiscating the properties of the General Motors (GM) company are lying. The Coup Ghost Continues Wandering Around Brazil, Dilma Rousseff Mexico, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The ghost of the coup continues wandering around Brazil, said former president Dilma Rousseff, who warned that reactionary forces could try to prevent an election victory of former president Inacio Lula da Silva. Ecuador Hosts Meeting of Ibero-American Justice Ministers Quito, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 21 countries have began today the 20th Plenary Assembly of the Conference of Ministers of Justice of the Ibero-American Countries (COMIJIB) to discuss issues of interest in judicial and penitentiary matters. Hearing in Panama for Extradition of Culprit in EP Petroecuador Quito, 24 (Prensa Latina) The hearing for evaluation of the request of extradition against Arturo Pinzon, sentenced in the corruption case Petroecuador, will be held on May 3 in Panama, according to the Ecuadorian Attorney General''s Office. Bolivian President Deplores Increase of the US Military Expenditure La Paz, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President deplored today the US Government decision to increase in more than $54 billion USD the budget for the arms race. Chile Postpones Decision on Detained Bolivian Officials La Paz, April 22 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court has decided to postpone until Monday, April 24, the ruling on the appeal for constitutional protection to release nine Bolivian officials. President-elect of Ecuador Receives Support From Social Organizations Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s President-elect Lenin Moreno now has the support of a new front, the Pact of Unity of Peoples, Nationalities, Social Organizations and Workers. Gangs Hired by the Right-wing Attack Hospital in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, said today that armed gangs hired by the opposition attacked the mother and child hospital Hugo Chávez, located in El Valle neighborhood in this capital. Ecuador Begins Granting Credentials to Elected Assembly Members Quito, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian National Electoral Council (CNE) has begun the process to grant credential to the elected provincial assembly members, after the general elections held on February 19. Unasur Ratifies Transparency of Ecuador's Vote Recount Quito, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) International observers from the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) have ratified the transparency of the vote recount following the second round of the recently held presidential elections in Ecuador. FARC-EP: There Are Lot of Things to Do in Sites for Guerrillas Bogota, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Ivan Marquez, has said today that there are a lot of things to do to prepare the zones and transitional points where that guerrilla, the largest group in Colombia, should put down the weapons in their possession. A Member of the Bolivarian National Guard Is Killed Caracas, Apr 20 (Prensa Latina) A sergeant from the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) was killed and a colonel was shot and wounded as a result of the violence generated by ultra-right groups in Venezuela, encouraged by Venezuelan ultra-right parties. Venezuelans Left Clear Support for the Government By Luis Beaton Dilma Rousseff Denies Illegal Payments Use in Electoral Campaign Brasilia, April 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s removed constitutional President, Dilma Rousseff, confirmed that she had never authorized the use of the so-called ''B-Box'', unreported and undeclared financial resources, during her electoral campaign. Venezuelan President Iterates Call to Political Dialogue for Peace Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reiterated today the Bolivarian Government''s willingness to establish a negotiation table with opposition organizations, with the purpose of guaranteeing peace and economic development in the country. Bolivia to Hold International Forum on Alternative Ports La Paz, April 19 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Chamber of Commerce (CNC), Marco Antonio Salinas, announced the International Forum on Alternative Ports for Bolivian Foreign Trade, in order to seek alternatives to the export of goods by sea. Guyana Highlights 2017 Gold Production Georgetown, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Guyana extracted 4.62 tons of gold during the first quarter of this year, Labor Minister Raphael Trotman said. Chile Conducts National Census Today, Declares Holiday Santiago de Chile, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Starting at nine o''clock this morning, 583,000 pollsters will visit Chilean homes to find out about its population and other data, in the so-called National Short Census. Armed Coup Group Arrested in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has revealed the detention in this capital of a violent armed group, which planned to cause chaos and violence in the popular march convened today by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Maduro Denounces US Support for Coup Plot in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro denounced that the alleged coup against the Bolivarian government of Venezuela responds to a script designed in the offices of the US Department of State. Ecuador: Importance of Vote Recount Praised Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Recounting more than a million votes at the General Rumiñahui Colisseum Tuesday seeks to guarantee people''s respect, said the president of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (NEC), Juan Pablo Pozo. Ecuador's Electoral Dispute Tribunal Rejects Opposition Appeal Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Electoral Dispute Tribunal in Ecuador has rejected the appeal by the opposition CREO-SUMA, which has persisted in ignoring the results of recounting votes during the presidential elections'' runoff. CNE Recounts 11.2 % of Ballotage Votes in Ecuador Quito, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Officials of the National Electoral Council of Ecuador (CNE) will now recount 11.2 percent of the votes cast in the second round of elections held in this South American country on April 2. Evo Morales Maintains Leadership, Survey Says La Paz, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) More than one decade after his inauguration, Bolivian President Evo Morales has maintained his leadership, with 49 percent approval against 33 from opposition sectors, a survey shows. Venezuelan Labor Leader Rules Out National Strike Caracas, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan right has no strength in the workers'' sector to call for a national strike, said today Wills Rangel, president of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers'' Union (CBST). Communist Party of Chile Gain Growing Support Santiago, Chile, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party (PC) of Chile has celebrated the growing national support obtained in the re-registration campaign, in which it collected more than 67,000 signatures. Lenin Moreno, Elected at the Polls and Ratified after Vote Recounting Por Sinay Céspedes Moreno*Quito (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno, from the ruling Alianza PAIS Movement, is the president-elect of Ecuador after winning the majority of votes, and after more than 300,000 ballots were recounted. Venezuela Will Always Fight for Peace, says Vice President Caracas, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan former Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel said today that the people will always be striving for maintaining peace to guarantee Venezuela´s economic and social development foundations established by the Bolivarian Revolution. Pope Francis Calls for Divine Support for Good Seekers in Lat Am Rome, April 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has called today on the divine power to support those striving to guarantee the common good in Latin America, sometimes marked by political and social tensions that, in some cases, lead to violence, he said. Vietnam Congratulates Lenin Moreno for Election Victory Hanoi, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam congratulated Lenin Moreno for his recent victory in Ecuador''s presidential elections, in which he won 51.46 percent of votes, it was reported here today. Organizations demand to Resume Search of Missing By Mocoa Mudslides Bogota, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) After almost two weeks of mudslides in Putumayo, organizations in that department demand the government today to continue searching for the missing, in order to find the bodies of all the victims and give them a decent burial. Ecuador's President Supports Random Review of Ballot Papers Quito, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa supported a proposal by Guayaquil Mayor Jaime Nebot for a random review of ballot papers for the second round of presidential elections held on April 2, but under conditions. Two Dead and One Wounded in Venezuela Violent Protests Caracas, Apr 13 (Prensa Latina) A 13-year-old adolescent and a 36-year-old man lost their lives as a result of gunshot wounds, and another was injured amid violent incidents encouraged by ultra-right groups in Venezuela''s Lara state. LatAm Students to Pay Tribute to Che Guevara Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Continental Latin American and Caribbean Students Organization (Oclae) will reissue the caravan that in 1997 transferred to Cuba the remains of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara and a group of his comrades, reported a local newspaper. Correa: Opposition Seeks to Avoid Continuity of the Revolution Quito, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa warned today that the opposition, aware of its defeat at polls, only seeks to prevent the continuity of the citizens revolution. The Challenges of the Left in Latin America Por Orlando Oramas León*Mexico (Prensa Latina) A left-wing president in Mexico would not be good for the United States or even for Mexico, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said recently in Washington. UN Dag Halvor Nylander Visits Caracas,Guyana for Border Talks United Nations,Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Esequibo Border Controversy between Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Dag Halvor Nylander, will visit Caracas and Georgetown until Thursday for the first time to hold high-level meetings with national authorities on the way forward in the Good Offices Process. Venezuelan Ombudsman Calls to Prevent Violence, Respect Constitution Caracas, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ombudsman Tarek William Saab called on the leaders of opposition organizations in Venezuela to respect the Constitution of the Republic to contribute to the country''s stability. Chile's Center-Left Is in a Labyrinth Before the Elections Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Seven months before the elections, Chile''s center-left is in a labyrinth after the resignation of former President Ricardo Lagos and the Christian Democrats'' threat to leave the primaries. American Jurists Transparency of Elections in Ecuador Quito, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) The American Association of Jurists (AAJ) have today acknowledged Ecuador''s government and institutions for the transparency of recent presidential elections and congratulated winner Lenin Moreno. Argentine Teachers Strike Again Buenos Aires, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Argentine teachers of the Education Workers Union (Ctera, in Spanish) are striking again today for the repudiation of the police aggression they suffered. Political Map of Chile Adds new Presidential Pre-candidate By Fausto Triana Bolivarian Armed Forces to Guarantee Peace in Venezuela Caracas, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Gen. Vladimir Padrino today said that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) will guarantee the peace and happiness of all Venezuelan nationals, he live-twittered. UN Secretary General Congratulates Ecuadorian President Elect United Nations, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has congratulated Ecuadorian president-elect Lenin Moreno, and wished him a success in his executive mandate. Ecuadorian Ambassador Highlights inCuba Importance of Integration Havana, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Humanism and solidarity are the cornerstone of fraternal relations between Latin American and Caribbean peoples, said Ecuador''s ambassador to Cuba, Fabian Solano. Colombian Attorney's Office to Begin Investigation of Mocoa Tragedy Bogota, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian prosecutor''s office will begin an investigation into the tragedy of Mocoa, which has caused at least 315 deaths, in order to clarify the actions of officials in charge of protecting the population, Caracol Radio confirmed today. El Salvador Calls for Dialogue in Venezuela at ALBA Meeting San Salvador, Apr 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez will ratify today the Salvadoran position of support for dialogue in order to seek political consensus in Venezuela, during a meeting of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). Colombia Triples Average Global Homicide Rate Bogota, April 10 (Prensa Latina) Colombia continues to be one of the most violent countries in the world, with a homicide rate that today triples the average global average, despite advances to conclude the peace process in the country. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Interference by Foreign Governmen Caracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez today called on several Latin American right-wing governments not to ''get involved in the internal affairs of Bolivar''s homeland'' and stop promoting foreign intervention in this South American nation. Bolivia Condemns US Southern Command Statements on Venezuela La Paz, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed resounding condemnation and rejection for the interfering statements made by admiral Kurt W. Tidd, leader of US Southern Command, about Venezuela, seeking to justify actions to destabilize the region. Bolivia:Chemical Weapons in Syria, is Only an Excuse for Aggression La Paz, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today considered that the United States used the excuse of chemical weapons in Syria for military intervention. Venezuela Urges Solidarity Actions to Halt Coup Caracas, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) called on the international community to undertake urgent actions of solidarity with Bolivar''s homeland and to avoid any act of interference that puts at stake the independence and sovereignty. Ecuador Readies for Macro Business Round 2017 Quito, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador readies to host the 6th Macro Business Round that will gather local exporters and foreign investors next June 6 and 7. Plans for Coup against Venezuelan Gov't Detailed Caracas, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Details of a coup plot that includes street violence and attacks on military units, in order to create a scenario conducive to foreign military intervention, were unveiled here by Bolivarian leader Diosdado Cabello. Legislative General Elections in Argentina summoned in October Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean government announced that primary legislative elections will be held on August 13, followed two months later on October 22 by general elections. People of Venezuela March to Defend Bolivarian Constitution Caracas, April 6 (Prensa Latina) Members of non-governmental organizations and social movements march in this capital today to demonstrate against the interference policies of the international right-wing and show their readiness to defend the Constitution and peace of Venezuela. Social Effervescence Echoes in Argentina, Labor Unions at Strike Buenos Aires, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) Argentina woke up today with a strike by almost all sectors called by the labor union CGT (General Labor Confederation), in a call to the Government to end the implemented economic policies. Diosdado Cabello: OAS Signs its Death Certificate in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) The OAS signed its death certificate, assured here the first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, after the regional body did not recognize Bolivia as the pro tempore presidency of the Permanent Council. Opposition Tries to Hinder Political Dialogue in Paraguay Asunción, April 25 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of a dialogue to solve the political crisis in Paraguay summoned by President Horacio Cartes is set for today in this capital, although sectors of opposition could hinder it. Bolivia to Denounce in Global Forums Institutional Coup in OAS La Paz, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s ambassador to the OAS, Diego Pary, announced the determination to denounce in international forums the institutional coup to the presidency of his country in the Permanent Council of the hemispheric body. Search of Missing Persons among Debris in Mocoa, Colombia, Continues Bogotá, April 4 (Prensa Latina) Survivors of one of the worst humanitarian tragedies in Colombia, Mocoa residents woke up again today in the mud and debris left by the avalanches, where they are still searching for missing relatives. Venezuelans Protest OAS Interference Caracas, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of militants from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela are leading a march today to reject OAS interference in the internal affairs of the South American nation and to support President Nicolás Maduro''s administration. Venezuela Gives New Steps to Improve Economic Model Caracas, Apr 4 (PL) The Secretary of Foreign Trade and International Investment, Jesus Faría, announced that the Government of Venezuela will give new steps to accelerate the transit to a socialist economy. Suitability of Staying in OAS Analyzed in Venezuela Caracas, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Political and academic circles are focusing today on analyzing the suitability of Venezuela staying as a member of the Organization of American States (OAS), due to that forum''s attacks on the Bolivarian Revolution. Argentineans Prepare their Pockets as Gov't Plans Higher Gas Tariffs Buenos Aires, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean minister of Energy and Mining, Juan Jose Aranguren, announced today gas tariffs will go up between 30 or 40 percent. Venezuelan Sectors Insist in the Dialogue before Right-wing Assault Caracas, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan sectors are insisting on dialogue as an alternative to the confrontation that seems to favor groups opposed to the government of constitutional president Nicolás Maduro. Tense Day in Argentina, Labor Federations in General March Buenos Aires, March 30 (Prensa Latina) In a March that is almost over, marked here by strikes and protests, Argentina is experiencing a new day of mobilization with a general march convened by the labor federations CTA and Autonomous CTA. Public Transportation Drivers in Argentina to Join CGT Strike Buenos Aires, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Public Service drivers, including metro conductors, joined the strike the Confederacion General del Trabajo (CGT) has convened for April 6 in Argentina. Colombian Gov't Ratifies Negotiations with ELN Bogota, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Colombian government negotiators in the talks with the ELN guerrilla, Juan Camilo Restrepo, said today that they will continue talks in Quito, Ecuador, with the purpose of achieving a stable and lasting peace for Colombia. Caracas People to Condemn OAS Interference in Venezuela Caracas, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of demonstrators participate here today in a march condemning the interventionist and interference policy of the Organization of American States (OAS) against the people and the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela. Minister of Defense Foresees to Visit Bolivians Imprisoned in Chile La Paz, Mar 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Minister of Defense, Reimy Ferreira, wants to move soon to Chile to visit nine Bolivian citizens imprisoned there, announced the viceminister of Institutional and Consular Management, Carmen Almedras. Argentine Intelligence Chief Denounces Espionage Once Again Buenos Aires, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean ex-chief of the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) Oscar Parrilli once again denounced political espionage after the release of new private talks broadcast on the media over the weekend. Bolivia Condemns in Parlasur Chilean Chancellor´s Unfriendly Attitude Montevideo, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian lawmaker Eliana Berton denounced the unfriendly acts of Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, who ordered the withdrawal of the flag from the Bolivian consulate in that country, as opposed to international standards. Evo Morales Increases in Popularity Despite Media War La Paz, March 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales´s popularity continues to rise despite the media war that is aimed at trying to malign his image, Minister of Communication Gisela Lopez said. Venezuela Requests Suspension of Extraordinary OAS Meeting Caracas, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has demanded today the suspension of the special OAS session, slated for tomorrow at the request of 18 countries, considering it a violation of the regional bloc statutes. Venezuela Will Defend Latin American Dignity at OAS By Luis Beaton Argentinian White Helmets Working for Recovery in Peruvian Trujillo Buenos Aires, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A voluntary team from the White Helmet Commission, a body of the Argentinian Foreign Ministry, is currently working in Trujillo, a city that was considerably affected by a natural disaster that is hitting Peru. Venezuela Reiterates Commitment to Defend the Peoples of Mercosur Caracas, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ratified the commitment of Venezuela as a member of the South Common Market (Mercosur) to defend the rights of inclusion of the peoples forming this regional integrration process. Rockfall Kills Four People in Colombia Bogota, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) A rockfall caused by unstopping rains in Colombia reached a bus on the Bogota-Girardot route, causing the death of four people and wounds to seven in the locality of Puerto Araujo, department of Cundinamarca. Brazilian Workers Unions to Decide on New Strike Brasilia, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s seven biggest trade union confederations will define tomorrow the date for a new strike against the reforms the government of President Michel Temer has been enforcing; the labour action could even turn into a general strike. Colombian Gov't and FARC-EP Supervise Peace Pact Application Bogotá, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Government and Insurgent FARC-EP supervise as of today in Cartagena de Indias the steps to implement the definitive agreement between both parts, confirmed Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner of Peace for Colombia. 50 Years of Che's First Victorious Fight Celebrated in Bolivia By Pedro Rioseco La Paz, March 25 (Prensa Latina) The echo of the firing of the first victorious combat of the guerrilla of the commander Ernesto Che Guevara in Bolivia resounded last night, 50 years later, in the auditorium of the Central Bank during a massive act to remember that historical fact. Colombian Communists Propose National Democratic Project Bogota, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Colombia (PCC) proposed in the plenary that has just concluded, to initiate a national democratic project aimed at preserving the peace agreements reached by the government and the FARC-EP. Ecuador: Opposition Statements about Balloting Rejected Quito, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian National Electoral Council (CNE) rejected statements from opposition candidate to vicepresident Andres Paez, who commented that his organization CREO-SUMA will reveal results of the balloting before the closing of the electoral colleges, in failure to comply the electoral regulations. Argentina Marches for Victims of Last Military Dictatorship Buenos Aires, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Argentineans willgather today at Plaza de Mayo, a symbol of so many struggles, on occasion of the National Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, to pay tribute to the victims of the last military dictatorship (1976-1983). Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay Confirmed for BioOceanic Train La Paz, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) Milton Claros, Minister of Public Works of Bolivia, announced that Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay have up to now confirmed their participation in the project for the Railroad BioOceanic Central Train Corridor. Parade for 138th Year of Lost Access to the Sea, Held by Bolivians La Paz, Mar 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia marked today the 138th year of the loss of the access to the sea with a civil-military parade at the plaza Abaroa, chaired by President Evo Morales and Bolivian authorities. Venezuela, South Africa Strengthen Collaboration Caracas, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and South Africa are strengthening economic relations and have established new strategic alliances to develop mining in both countries. Containers Arrive from UN to Store Colombian Guerrilla Weapons Bogotá, Colombia, March 22 (Prensa Latina) The first UN containers have arrived at the Colombian department of La Guajira where FARC-EP guerrillas, in demobilization phase, will deposit their weapons, Caracol Radio confirmed today. Maduro Calls for Massive March against US Interference Caracas, March 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro called for a great popular mobilization for the next Sunday in defense of the homeland and to express rejection before the interfering pretensions of the United States, in collusion with right-wing opposition groups. Colombian Congress Will Seek to Boost Application of Peace Agreement Bogota, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Sympathizers of the procedures to finalize the conflicto of Colombia will hold in April the Peace Congress in which ideas will be presented to boost the implementation of the pacts signed with the FARC-EP, confirmed today its organizers. Social and political sectors supporters of the pacifying process define the details of the national gathering conceived with the aim of creating alliances and sketch actions that support the carrying out of all that was agreed by both the Government and the guerrilla. Bolivia to be Provided with 500 Containers to Export Urea La Paz, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Next week, 500 containers will be sent to the ammonia plant in Bulo Bulo, in Cochabamba, to export urea to Brazil and Argentina, said a communique issued by the Bolivian Public Oilfields (YPFB). Danger of Rains and Floods in Colombia Bogota, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Due to the increase of the rains 28 percent of the Colombians might turn out to be harmed by floods and more than 31 for avalanches, warned today the Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environmental Studies (Ideam). South American Countries, Germany Begin Talks on Bioceanic Train La Paz, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Official representatives of Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia, as well as Germany, began talks here today on the feasibility study the push forward the multinational project of the Central Bioceanic Railway Corridor. Bolivia Files Formal Reply to Chile at The Hague amid New Tensions La Paz, March 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia filed in today at the International Court of Justice in The Hague its reply to Chile in the case over its claim to have a sea outlet, in an environment warmed by the kidnapping of nine citizens of this country, at the hands of Chilean Carabiniers. Bolivia Committed to Claim Sea Outlet The Hague, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni highlighted today the strength and commitment of the international legal team of Bolivia in the maritime demand that will be presented tomorrow at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Chile. Venezuela Creates Web page Against OAS Secretary General Caracas, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan social movements have created a website in which a document can be signed in rejection to the actions that the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, is promoting today against this country. Argentine Teachers Continue on Strike Buenos Aires, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The teachers'' conflict in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, the country''s largest, is sharpened today with new teachers'' protests, while authorities and union leaders are still at odds and the classrooms continue empty. MERCOSUR Meets in Uruguay to Address Demand from Venezuela Montevideo, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) The third meeting of direct negotiations between the States Parties of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) is taking place today in this capital to continue the demand for the activation of the Protocol of Olives presented by Venezuela. OAS Will Fail in its Attack against Venezuela Caracas, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan former Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Charderton, said today that OAS Secretary General, Luis Almagro, will fail to impose the Democratic Charter on this South American nation. Cuba Offers Colombia 1,000 Scholarships to Study Medicine Bogota, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Colombia, Jose Luis Ponce, has informed that his country will grant the Colombian government and the FARC-EP a fund of 1,000 scholarships to study medicine in the island in the coming five years. OAS Secretary Charged with Leading Venezuela's Right Caracas, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister, has accused the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro of leading the most extremist sectors of the Venezuelan right-wing to hamper the democratic stability of Venezuela. Brazil Lives National Mobilization Day against Temer Reforms Brasilia, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will live today a National Day of Mobilization and Paralysis against the proposed labor and social security reforms by which popular movements and central trade unions describe as Michel Temer''s ''illegitimate government.'' Strengthening National Identities Is Necessary, Spanish Expert Says By Claudia Dupeiron Garcia Venezuela Rejects OAS Intervention Report Caracas, March 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro repudiated the report on the nation presented by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, that ''ignores the institutional processes and principles of the organization.'' Andean Parliament to Analyze Antidrug Fight in Peruvian Meetin Lima, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) The struggle against the drug traffcking will be the central point of the discussions at the 49 Ordinary SEssion Period of the Andean Parliament in Lime, Peru, from March 22 to 24. Brasilian Former President Lula Denounces Being Victim of Massacre Brasilia, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian former President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva denounced today that he was a victim of a (judicial) massacre and denied any participation in a supposed attempt of hindering the investigations in the anti-corruption operation Lava Jato. Ecuador: Ruling Alianza Pais Candidate Favors Presidential Debate Quito, Mar 14 (Prensa Latina) The candidate for Ecuador''s ruling ''Alianza País'' movement, Lenin Moreno, has agreed to participate in a Presidential Debate proposed by the Teachers'' Network. Intense Diplomatic Activity in Pacific Dialogue in Chile By Fausto Triana Meeting in Viña del Mar Strives for Furthering Free Trade Viña del Mar, Chile, March 14 (Prensa Latina) The meeting, that will be held by ministers and representatives of 15 nations Tuesday and Wednesday, will seek to foster free trade and to stop the global protectionist trends. Colombian Senator Warns on Delay in Readying Area for Guerrillas Bogota, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda warned today about delays in the construction works for infrastructure and lack of drinkable water in one of the provisional areas where the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) will lay down their arms. Bolivian Maritime Lawsuit Represents Justice and Truth, Says Evo La Paz, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales described today as fair and true the lawsuit by this country to recover its access to the Pacific Ocean, snatched by Chile after an attack in 1879. A Million Teachers on Strike in Brazil Against Temer Reforms Brasilia, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) About one million professors and public education professionals in Brazil will start tomorroa a 10-dsay strike against the reform of social security promoted by President Michel Temer. Colombian Senate to Final Debate on Transitional Justice Bogota, March 13 (Prensa Latina) Colombian senators resume today the analysis of the legislative project that will give life to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), considered the backbone of the agreement between the government and FARC-EP insurgents. Pope Francis will bring Colombia a Message of Reconcilliation Bogotá, Mar 13 (Prensa Latina) Monsignor Fabio Suescun assured today that in his pastoral visit to Colombia, pope Francis will convey a message of reconcilliation, opportunity when he will speak both to victims of the long conflicto as toi some of its actors or responsibles. Colombian Guerrilla Ready to Comply with Disarmament Plan Bogota, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Carlos Lozada, said today the guerrillas are ready to comply with the disarmament plan, which would end in May, despite delays in the prepararation of transitional points and zones. Campaign for Second Round of Presidential Elections in Ecuador Begins Quito, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The two candidates for the presidency of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno and Guillermo Lasso, begin today the electoral campaign that will allow them to attract votes in the face of the second round of elections, scheduled for April 2. Venezuelan People Ready to Resist, Says Ambassador Chaderton Caracas, March 10 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan people is prepared to face and resist any scenario of aggression, the Venezuelan former ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Chaderton said today. USA Is Denounced for Financing Subversive Actions against Venezuela Caracas, March 9 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the United Socialist Party (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, denounced the use of one million 611 thousand dollars to undertake destabilizing actions in Venezuela during 2016, from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Inscriptions for Next Year's Elections Start in Colombia Bogota, Mar 9 (Prensa Latina) Inscription of voters for next year''s elections will begin next Saturday in Colombia in order to update the polling stations for citizens, according to their place of residence. By presenting their identification in order, the place of residence to cast their vote will be established, the same will occur in embassies and consulates abroad. Venezuela Rejects Brazilian Foreign Minister's Interference Caracas, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, has rejected recent interfering statements by Brazilian Foreign Minister, Aloysio Nunes, in a message broadcast on her Twitter account. Venezuela Closes First Renewal Stage of Political Parties Caracas, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The first day of political party renewal was successful in Venezuela, after all the technical parameters for this process were met, reported sources from the National Electoral Council (CNE) today. Argentina to Open University Chairs on Fidel Castro's Legacy Buenos Aires, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Two University Departments, one in Buenos Aires and another one in Cordoba will deepen in the thoughts and legacy of historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro when they are inaugurated on March 9 and 10. Ecuador Rebuffs US Slanted and Unilateral Reports Quito, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian government has strongly rebuffed two slanted, unlawful, unilateral and disrespect reports recently issued by the United States on drug and human rights control. Alvaro Garcia Says ALBA is the Best Response to the Walls La Paz, March 6 (Prensa Latina) Regional integration, promoted by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), is the best response to the walls, the Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera. Special Moment for Peace, Despite Setbacks: Says Colombian Government Bogota, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo, has said today that despite any setback his country is living a special moment, materializing what has been agreed with so much difficulty between the government and the FARC-EP. Colombian Guerrilla Ratifies Will to Comply with Disarmament Bogota, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Guerrilla commander Ivan Marquez repeated on Sunday that the FARC-EP''s will to comply with disarmament, but insisted that the Colombian government should honor the commitments reached in the recent peace agreement. ALBA-TCP Summit Opens in Caracas in Honor of Hugo Chavez Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) With the presence of presidents, prime ministers and guests from several countries, the 14th ALBA-TCP Summit opened in Caracas today, paying tribute to the revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez. A Week of Tribute to Hugo Chavez at the Headquarter of the Mountain Caracas, Mar 5 (Prensa Latina) The Headquarter of the Mountain, close to Caracas, will hold starting today a week of tribute to Hugo Chavez, the leader of the Bolivian Revolution. Exhibitions, presentations, talks and workshops make up the program of remembrance. Chavez, an Infinite and Renewing Figure By Luis Beatón Caracas, March 4 (Prensa Latina) Four years after his death, Bolivarian leader Hugo Chavez is steadily consolidating himself as an infinite figure and in constant renewal to continue to command the struggle of the Venezuelan people. Colombia Prepares National Congress of Peace Bogotá, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) Defenders of procedures to end the Colombian conflict, will celebrate in April the Congress of Peace in which ideas to boost implementation of the documents signed with the FARC-EP, confirmed its organizers. ALBA Summit: Recover Now the Progressive Initiative (I) By Pedro Rioseco y Claudia Luperón La Paz, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) The importance of the Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA in Spanish) about to start in Caracas, Venezuela, is to recover the progressive initiative now as an urgent need in the present international context. Ecuador: Granting Government to Ex Banker Lasso Endangers the Nation Quito, March 3 (Prensa Latina) Delivering the government of Ecuador to Guillermo Lasso, linked to the bank holiday of 1999, which forced millions into exile, endangers the nation, Alex Flores, president of the Federation of Returned Migrants, said today. Colombia Thanks Cuba for Supporting Peace Process Bogota, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Colombians in solidarity with Cuba will be traveling the island next Saturday to thank Cuban support for the peace talks with the FARC-EP and the ElN, according to coordinators. Parliamentary Group Rejects US Resolution against Venezuela Caracas, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Homeland Parliamentary Bloc today rejected the resolution adopted by the United States Senate expressing ''deep concern at the situation in Venezuela'', after considering it unfounded and interventionist. Bolivia: El Alto Marks Anniversary with New Line of Cable Railway La Paz, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) The city of El Alto, the youngest in Bolivia, will mark today its 32nd anniversary with the inauguration of several works, among them the blue line of the Cable railway. Historic Day Due to FARC-EP Disarmament, Colombian President Says Bogota, March 1 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos said today that Colombia is experiencing a historic day because of the beginning of the disarmament of the FARC-EP, the country''s largest guerrilla, as a result of a peace agreement signed three months ago in this capital. Ecuador's Ruling Party Presidential Candidate Confident on Winning Quito, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The candidate to the presidency of Ecuador by the ruling Alianza PAIS Movement, Lenin Moreno, has ratified confidence in which he will win again and with double vote during the April 2 elections. Disarmament of Colombian Guerrilla to Start Today Bogota, March 1 (Prensa Latina) Sergio Jaramillo, High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia, confirmed that disarmament of FARC-EP will start today at transition sites and points where some 7,000 members of the guerrilla remain. Venezuelan Media Highlights FM Denunciation at UN Caracas, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Media has highlighted today the speech made by Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, at the United Nations Human Rights Council, before which she denounced the continued aggression by the international right against Venezuela. Colombian Vice-president Announces His Resignation Bogota, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Vice President Germán Vargas Llera today sent a public invitation calling to render account, in a step which local news reports interpret as his final departure from office to start the electoral campaign. Argentine Women Ready for a Big Strike on March 8 Buenos Aires, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Argentine women will raise their voices here next March 8 in a strike and a demonstration that is expected to be multitudinous, backed by all trade union centers, social organizations, housewives and representation of all Ages. FARC-EP, Gov't, UN Profile Steps to Comply with Guerrilla Disarmament Bogota, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the FARC-EP, the Colombian government and the United Nations (UN) observer mission will outline today the agenda to comply with the guerrilla''s disarmament plan, media confirmed. Venezuelan Government Insists on Extended Dialogue Caracas, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan government will insist this week on an inclusive and plural dialogue with the incorporation of different religious societies and the media. Evo Morales Calls for Prioritized Programs to Handle Climatic Change La Paz Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) President of Bolivia Evo Morales urged today mayors to prioritize water and irrigation plans to handle the challenges caused by the climatic change. Joy for New Homes in Venezuela By Luis Beaton Colombia: De-escalation of Conflict Between Gov't and ELN Proposed Bogota, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Colombian congressmen have proposed that the government and the insurgent ELN progressively reduce the intensity of the long conflict between the two parties until a bilateral cease-fire is achieved, La FM radio station highlighted today. Volunteer Brigades to Assist the Colombian Guerrillas By Adalys Pilar Mireles ALADI Proposal for Integration Accord Is Supported Montevideo, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) The Committee of Representatives for the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) expressed its support to the proposal by the secretary-general of the organization, Carlos Alvarez, of working for a Latin American Comprehensive Economic-Trade Agreement. Positive Dialogue with ELN Advances, Says Colombian Government Bogota, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Colombian government delegation in the peace dialogues with the ELN guerrilla, Juan Camilo Restrepo, said today that they are advancing positively in the first steps of the negotiation, which will take place in two parallel tables. Evo Admires Cuban People for Stopping Interference from the Empire La Paz, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has expressed his admiration for the Cuban people today after stoping the interference of the empire and thwarting a planned provocation by right-wing organizations of the region. Ecuador: Moreno Ratifies Commitment to Prevent a Return to the Past Quito, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Lenin Moreno, one of two candidates for the presidency of Ecuador who will go to second round in April, ratified the commitment to prevent the return of this South American country to the past at the polls. Peruvian President to Meet Trump at the White House Lima, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, will travel today to the United States for a meeting with his US counterpart Donald Trump at the White House. World Rallies to Face Media Campaigns vs. Venezuela Caracas, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity has convened a worldwide mobilization in support of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, facing the constant attacks orchestrated by the right and media at its service. Correa Asks to Count until the Last Vote before Enacting Second Round Quito, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa called for a total count of votes before announcing a second round between the ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and conservative opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso. Colombia Strives to Overcome Crisis in La Guajira Bogota, Feb 22 (Prensa Latina) The National Government will manage the resources for the promotion of health services, education and water supply in La Guajira. Ecuador: Electoral Results Still Pending Quito, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Vote counting in Ecuador continues today aimed at determining if Lenin Moreno will reach the required score to be the winner of the presidential elections or an electoral run-off will be necessary. Bolivia's Replication to Chile Is Based on the Truth, Arce Says La Paz, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Justice and Transparency Minister Hector Arce said today that the maritime replication to Chile proves with historic documents this country''s right to recover its sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. Bogota Police Has Clues about Blast Responsibility Bogota, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) Bogota Police commander, Hoover Penilla, said today the police have clues on those responsible of the bomb that exploded near the Santamaria bullring in this capital. Ecuador Expectant over Final Official Results of Sunday Elections Quito, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) After midnight with 81.5% of the votes counted, Lenin Moreno, of the governing PAIS Alliance, had a ten point lead over his closest political rival, ex banker Guillermo Lasso, but one point short of the 40% needed to win in the first round of Ecuador''s Sunday presidential elections. The Correa Factor as a Catalyst for the Elections in Ecuador Por Nestor Marin, Special EnvoyQuito, Feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Loved by many, hated by others, but not leaving anyone abandoned, President Rafael Correa could be a catalyst among undecided voters, even without seeking reelection in today''s elections. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects Statements by Argentine President Caracas, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has rejected statements by President Mauricio Macri, considering them an offense that the Argentine head of State had said that the situation ''is worse'' in Venezuela, compared to one year ago. Legislator Charges CNN with Conspiracy Against Venezuela Sovereignty Caracas, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) National Assembly (AN) deputy Tania Díaz accused CNN today of leading a media propaganda to the service of the international right, which violates the sovereignty and stability of Venezuela. Electoral Silence Prior to General Elections Prevails in Ecuador Quito, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Starting at 00:00 (local time) today Ecuador is in the process of electoral silence, a stage prior to the general elections that will take place throughout the national territory and three special foreign circumscriptions on the coming Sunday, February 19. Electoral Campaign Closes in Ecuador for Elections on Sunday Quito, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The eight Ecuadorian presidential candidates are closing their electoral campaigns today in Quito and Guayaquil, in view of coming general elections to be held on Sunday, February 19th. Innovations of Ecuador Electoral Process Praised Quito, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The general coordinator of the Observer Mission of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which accompanies Ecuador''s ongoing electoral process, Alexander Vega, praised today the system and innovations implemented for the general elections. CNN Spanish Service Suspension in Venezuela is Legitimate Caracas, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Andres Eloy Mendez, director of the National Telecommunications Commission, CONATEL, has stated today that the suspension of CNN''s Spanish-language service in the South American nation is a legitimate and constitutional decision. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects USA Attacks Caracas, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has rejected new attacks against her country from the United States government, according to her Twitter account. Colombian Gov´t Seeks to Increase Presidential Term to Five Years Bogota, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Colombia will present a political reform to the Congress seeking to increase the presidential term to five years, as well as the posts of Attorney, Public Prosecutor, mayors and governors. Linera: Chilean Invasion is a Historic Insult to Bolivia La Paz, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian acting President Álvaro García Linera described today the Chilean invasion to Bolivia in 1879 as a historical insult. Colombia Faces Opportunity of Total Peace By Adalys Pilar Mireles Bogota, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Colombia lives a hopeful moment about to achieve total peace, despite the complexity posed by applying dilligently the pacts signed with one guerrilla and start negotiations with another. Argentinean Graphics Workers Protest During One Month Buenos Aires, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Workers at the Argentine graphic arts plant Rioplatentese (AGR), the Clarín conglomerate, began another day of struggle in the emblematic Buenos Aires Obelisco, a month after being fired. Uruguay Presents its Advances in Russian Trade Forum Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Under the title of Uruguay-2017, the South American country presents its economic-commercial and investment advantages in the Russian Chamber of Commerce, with the participation of several ministers. Venezuela Strengthens Vital Relationship with China Caracas, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is focusing its development and economic recovery on strengthening relations with China, a step described by President Nicolás Maduro as vital and fundamental. Colombian Rebel Movement ELN Questions Peace Will of Gov't Bogota, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Colombian rebel movement National Liberation Army (ELN) questioned the will of peace by the Colombian government and assured that the participation of the ELN in the peace talks with the government, still has an exploratory character. Colombian Lawyer Asks Peace Friends Coalition for 2018 Elections Bogota, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle called on all peace friends to remain alert and form a coalition with a view to the 2018 presidential elections, in order to preserve the agreement. Venezuela Defends New Food Supply System for the People Caracas, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has defended today the image of the Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP) through social networks, publications and media programs, against the campaign of discredit carried out by the right. President Nicolas Maduro announced that the television program of the CLAP will start this week and will be part of a strategy of visualization of that entity of popular organization. Bolivian Delegation in The Hague to Review Replay against Chile La Paz, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) A legal team in charge of presenting the Bolivian replay against Chile appears today before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to finalize details on maritime demand. Ecuador Welcomes International Workshop to Combat Tax Havens Quito, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of several international organizations began today a seminar in Ecuador dedicated to Ecuador''s struggle against tax havens. Trump Expresses Support for Peace Process in Colombia, Says Santos Bogota, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) ''US President Donald Trump expressed support for the peace process and his willingness to have the best relations with Colombia,'' said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Venezuela Commemorates Youth Day Caracas, Feb 12 (Prensa Latina) The population and Government of Venezuela are joining today the celebration for the Youth Day, in tribute to the students who fought with Jose Felix Ribas in the battle of La Victoria, Aragua state, in 1814. Irish President to Travel to Colombia to Support Peace Process Bogota, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) Irish President Michael Daniel Higgins is arriving today in Colombia to support the peace process, know about the immediate tasks of the post-conflict period and strengthen the cooperation relations, the Government confirmed today. ELN Confident in Possibility of Pact with Colombian Government Bogotá, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) The ELN guerilla chief negotiator in the talks with the Colombian government, Pablo Beltran, said today that he is confident of reaching an agreement to end the conflict between both parties, despite the complexity of the talks. Uruguay Stakes High for Recovery of Russian Market Por By Antonio Rondón GarciaMoscow, Feb 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay is strongly committed to the recovery of the Russian market, with seven export companies attending the 24th International Food Fair Prodexpo-2017 in this capital and its Livestock Minister, Tabaré Aguerre. In Ecuador Polls Close with Lenin Moreno Leading Quito, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Country Alliance Movement candidate Lenín Moreno for Ecuador''s presidency, leads all opinion polls, whose disclosure period closed at the beginning of today. Venezuela, Saudi Arabia Review Oil Cooperation Agenda Caracas, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez met today with her Saudi Arabia counterpart, Adel Al Jubeir, to review the oil cooperation agenda between the two nations. Willingness to Boost Hard ELN-Government Dialogue, Senator Says Bogota, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Senator Roy Barreras, a government spokesman in the talks with the ELN, has stated today that despite the complexity of the negotiations with the guerrillas, the will of the two sides will allow to find a civilized solution to the confrontation. Participation and Democracy in Talks for Colombian Peace in Ecuador Quito, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Social participation and democracy for peace are the central issues today in the talks between the Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) toward an agreement to end the armed conflict that has been on for decades in Colombia. Women from Venezuela and Colombia to Gather for Peace Agenda Caracas, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Venezuelan and Colombian women''s sectors will gather to build a peace agenda, Women''s Minister, Blanca Eekhout, said. Colombian Government, ELN Start Peace Talks in Ecuador Quito, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) are starting today a public phase of the peace talks in this South American country, to end an armed conflict that has lasted more than 50 years. Delcy Rodriguez Considers a Failure the Attempt to Overthrow Maduro Moscow, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Affiars minister, Delcy Rodriguez considered today a complete failure the opposition attempts to overthrow president, Nicolas Maduro and rejected the foreign interference in the internal affairs of her country. Colombian Senator Calls on Government and ELN to Suspend Hostilities Bogota, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) Colombian senator Iván Cepeda called today on the Government and the ELN to establish a bilateral ceasefire to benefit the residents, one day before the beginning of the official meetings between the two sides. Lavrov Rejects Foreign Interference and Double Standards in Venezuela Moscow, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov, today rejected foreign interference, attempts to destabilize the situation in Venezuela and the application of double standards against that country. Some 65,000 Soldiers to Occupy Areas FARC-EP Left Free Bogota, Feb 6 (Prensa Latina) General Juan Pablo Rodriguez, commander of the Colombian Military Forces, reported today that about 65,000 soldiers between members of the Army and Police are occupying the territories left free by the demobilization of the FARC-EP. Analyst Criticizes Colombian Gov't for Delays in FARC-EP Zones Bogota, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Amid the FARC-EP''s march for disarmament on Sunday, political analyst Leon Valencia has questioned the Colombian government for delays in the adaptation of the guerrilla camps, and called for a rapid preparation for reintegration. Maduro Denounces Distortion of Hugo Chavez's Image Caracas, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has denounced the distortion and manipulation that opposition sectors are trying to make of the history of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez. Created Post-Conflict Cabinet in Colombia, Announces Santos Bogota, Feb 4 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos stated that the post-conflict cabinet, made up of ministers and other senior officials, is ready to session today for the first time. Colombia: Nobel Prizewinners Reject US Migratory Measures Bogota, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) A number of renowned international figures participating in the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, whose sessions will continue today in this capital, rejected the recent immigration measures adopted by US President Donald Trump. PSUV Calls to Condem Campaign Againts Chavez in Venezuela Caracas, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, called to repudiate the smear campaign that the opposition maintain today against the historical leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez. Alianza Pais Is Confident that Ecuador will Bet on the Future Quito, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) The Governmental Alianza Pais Movement (AP) is confident that, in the general elections scheduled for February 19, Ecuador will bet on the future and the continuity of the process initiated by President Rafael Correa. Colombian Senator: FARC-EP Disarmament Unprecedented Bogota, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Colombian senator, Ivan Cepeda, has described as unprecedented the massive arrival of the FARC-EP, the country''s largest guerrilla group, to the transition points and zones to put down weapons, displacement that continue today. More Than 4,000 Colombian Guerrillas Arrive at Disarmament Zones Bogota, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s High Commissioner for Peace, Sergio Jaramillo, said today that about 4,329 FARC-EP guerrillas are already at the sites designed for disarmament thanks to an operation he described as special. Colombian Senate Group to Supervise Implementation of Peace Pacts Bogotá, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) A subcommittee of the Senate of the Republic supervises from today on the implementation of the peace agreements signed by the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, in full implementation, news media confirmed. Peace Agreements in Colombia, a Window of Opportunities Bogotá, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The peace agreements signed with the guerrillas are considered as a window of opportunity for the development of Colombian regions, the Executive Director of the National Departments Federation (FND), Amylkar Acosta stated. Anti Government Crisis Due to Fires Rises in Chile Santiago de Chile, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The anti-government crisis in Chile due to the confrontation with the fires rose today another step due to a private survey that indicates that 75 percent of those questioned disapprove the performance of the Executive in this situation. Bioceanic Train through Bolivia Generates International Interest La Paz, Jan 30 (Prensa Latina) The magnitude and economic movement that the Central Bioceanic Rail Corridor (FCBC), a Bolivian project, draws international attention today particularly from Germany, France and Switzerland, Bolivian transport deputy minister Galo Bonifaz said. Venezuela: Opposition Seeking Imposition in Dialogues Caracas, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan opposition to the constitutional government of Nicolas Maduro is now preparing proposals to get continue entring and leaving Presidential Dialogue among Ecuador's Candidates Confirmed Quito, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) The eight candidates for head of state in Ecuador confirmed their presence in the presidential dialogue summoned by the representative of the ruling Country Alliance Movement, Lenin Moreno. Correa Calls in Spain for Strengthening Latin American Integration Madrid, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) President of Ecuador Rafael Correa called here today for the strengthening of Latin America integration, given what he described as inhuman and cruel statements by world biggest powers. Maduro Highlights Significance of Education in Venezuelan Progression Caracas, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro highlighted the importance of the educational development as an indispensable framework for the social, political and economic growth of the South American nation. Internal Division of Opposition Stops Political Dialogue in Venezuela Caracas, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The member of the National Assembly, Héctor Rodríguez, considered today that the division in the opposition coalition Unidad Democratica (Democratic Unity) table hinders the political dialogue by the constitutional order and the economic development of Venezuela. Venezuela Rejects Xenophobic Statement of Colombian Vice President Caracas, Jan 27 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government rejected today denigrating and offensive statements against the Venezuelan people of the Colombian Vice President, Germán Vargas Lleras, issued in the Colombian territory of Tibú, department of Norte de Santander. Evo Morales Environmental Initiatives are Presented at FAO La Paz, Jan 26 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales'' projects to guarantee water and irrigation in Bolivia are currently under the attention of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Maduro Stressed Importance of Unity in Current Context of the Region Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro affirmed today that with the V Summit Celac consolidates and points to a big road for a region that ''has to be together today more than ever against the threats''. Venezuelan Opposition Needs Own Dialogue By Luis Beaton Colombian Governors to Debate on Peace Accord Realization Bogota, Jan 25 (Prensa Latina) The 32 department governors of Colombia will meet in Cali next Saturday to analyze the carrying out of the peace process with the insurgent FARC-EP and the measures to implement in the post-conflict. Soup Kitchens in Argentina due to Social Emergency Buenos Aires, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean organization ''Barrios de Pie'' (Neighborhoods on their Feet) will head today in several parts of the country a protest with the opening of soup kitchens to demand the urgent implementation of the law of Social Emergency. France will Join Post Conflict Stage in Colombia, Says Hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) French President Francois Hollande said today that his country is ready to support and join the Colombian peace process as it moves through this crucial stage after signing the final agreement with FARC-EP. United States Leaves Trans-Pacific Economic Agreement Washington, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Donald Trump, today signed an executive order to withdraw his country from the Trans-Pacific Agreement of Economic Partnership (TPP, acronym in English). At CELAC'S Meeting, Dominican Rep History Seen From Photography Bávaro, Dominican Republic, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The convention center where the coordinators of the CELAC are debating today on their third day of activities, also hosts a photographic interpretation of Dominican history seen through the lens of Wifredo García. President Santos Received His French Counterpart François Hollande Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed today his French counterpart, François Hollande, who will visit one of the transition zones for the FARC-EP insurgents in the process of demobilization. We Face the Greatest Forest Disaster in History, Bachelet Said Santiago, Chile, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) President Michelle Bachelet has described today the fires affecting the Chilean regions of Valparaiso and Los Lagos as the biggest forest disaster in history. Bachelet Suspends Attendance at CELAC Summit Santiago de Chile, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has suspended her participation in the Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) for the wild fires in Valparaíso and Los Lagos, official sources informed today. FARC-EP to Be in Transition Zones of Colombia in Late January Bogota, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander, Marcos Calarca, has confirmed today that in order to expedite the adaptation of the so-called transition points and zones in several Colombian departments, the members of that group should be at those sites in late January. Casa Award, Happy Pretext for Writers, Colombian Author Says Havana, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The Casa de las Americas Award has created over the years an important bibliography and this is a happy pretext for writers who do not fit into the literary commercial circuit, Alberto Salcedo said. Venezuela's President Insists on Dialogue to Secure Peace Caracas, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela's Government insists on the political dialogue as the best tool for peace, despite the denial of the right wing sector to seat at the discussion table, President Nicolas Maduro said. Venezuela Rates Meeting on Dialogue as Excellent Caracas, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro rated a meeting that took place here with the international partners of Unasur and the Vatican to strengthen the dialogue process in the country as excellent. Evo Morales: New Cabinet Will Be Committed to the People La Paz, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The new cabinet that will be in charge of the country''s management in the period 2017-2018 will be mainly committed to the Bolivian people, Bolivian president Evo Morales said today. Argentine Workers Part of Clarín Group Go to Strike Buenos Aires, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Argentine workers protesting at the Graphic Printing Plant of Rio la Plata (AGR), belonging to Grupo Clarín, called on for a large strike today. Colombia: Creation of Special Commission to Reform Colombian System Bogota, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos created the Special Electoral Mission of Colombia (MEE) to propose recommendations to modernize and give a greater transparency to the Colombian electoral system. Expectation in Uruguay For Sentence of Military Officers in Italy Montevideo, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) There is great expectation here before the sentence that will dictate today an Italian court on a group of repressive military officers from several Latin American countries associated with Operation Condor, among them several Uruguayans. Venezuela and prices: May God Have Mercy on Us By Luis Beaton Caracas, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans do today balancing acts, calculations one after another to put the food necessary on their tables, despite the efforts of the Government to alleviate the crisis. Colombia and ELN Continue Consultations in Ecuador Quito, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Delegations of the government of Colombia and of the National Liberation Army (ELN) continue today with consultations in Ecuador to determine the beginning of the public dialog table towards a peace agreement in this South American country. At Least 10 Fatalities from Riot in Northern Brazilian Prison Brasilia, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) At least 10 inmates were killed and three beheaded in the riot began yesterday at the Alcazuz prison, the largest in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, said authorities today. Rafael Correa Assumes Presidency of the G-77 Plus China at the UN United Nations, Jan 13 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Ecuadorian State, Rafael Correa, will assume today the pro-tempore presidency of the G77 Plus China Group. Colombian Government Ready to Talk with ELN for Complete Peace Bogota, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government has expressed its willingness to begin formal talks with the ELN with the promptness and seriousness demanded by the country, an option that both sides are exploring in Ecuador since today. Colombian Minister Admits Delay in Adaptation of Zones for FARC-EP Bogota, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Colombian defense minister Luis Carlos Villegas admitted delays in the preparation of transitional camps for the FARC-EP, but he said that despite the difficulties, the disarmament schedule is still in force. Colombian Prelate Urges a Govt-ELN Humanitarian Deal Bogota, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) Monsignor Dario de Jesus Monsalve called on today for the creation of a comprehensive commission made up of international experts to evaluate the adoption and implementation of a humanitarian agreement between the Colombian government and the insurgent National Liberation Army (ELN). Bolivia Finalizes Details of Reply to Maritime Demand against Chile La Paz, Jan 10 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government today finalizes details of the documents that will integrate the reply to the maritime demand against Chile, which must be presented to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague in March. Argentineans Start the Week with Another Tariffs Increase Buenos Aires, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Argentines will enter this second week of 2017 with another tariff increase when the price of fuel rises between today and tomorrow. Ministerial Cabinet Reform Marks News Week in Venezuela Caracas, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) The restructuring of the Cabinet and the start of gasoline trade in foreign currency on the border with Colombia marked the news in Venezuela during the week. Temer's Government Secretary Favoring Jail Massacre Quits Brasilia, Jan 7 (Prensa Latina) The Youth National Secretary of the government of Michel Temer, Bruno Júlio, presented his resignation today after applauding the massacre that took place yesterday at the Monte Cristo Agricultural Penitentiary (Pamc), the largest in the Brazilian state of Roraima. Brazilian Penitentiary System Shows Social Abyss, says Researcher Brasilia, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) More than economic, social and racial inequity, the degrading Brazilian penitentiary system reflects today the abyss existing in terms of access to justice and guarantee of fundamental rights, said researcher Camila Nunes Dias. Bolivia Rejects Chilean Argument Concerning Silala Springs La Paz, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia has rejected the Chilean theory that the waters of the Silala flow naturally into its territory, stating that this water resource has been artificially diverted for more than 100 years into the neighboring country. President Ratifies Prediction of Economic Recovery in Ecuador Quito, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa assessed the country''s economy in 2016, based on which he predicted a prosperous 2017 regarding finances. Argentinian Education Workers On Strike Buenoas Aires, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Only three days after the start of 2017, the first strikes have began in Argentina, this time workers from the Education Ministry are protesting over layoffs in the sector. Venezuela to Boost Social Welfare in 2017 Caracas, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government will expand the Barrio Adentro program which currently operates in eight states, to cover the whole country in the first half of next year. Nearly 60 Community Leaders Murdered in Colombia Bogota, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Interior Ministry of Colombia has confirmed today that 58 community and rural leaders were murdered by alleged paid assassins this year in the country. Brazilian Government Invests Millions in Building Prisons Brasilia, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian government is investing 1,200 billion reais (365 million dollars) in the construction of prisons and the modernization of the penal system, said presidential spokesman Alexandre Parola. Carlos Tevez Moves to China and Becomes World's Highest Paid Player Buenos Aires,Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) After several weeks of rumors Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua has confirmed today the signing of Argentinian Carlos Tevez in a deal which will make the former Manchester United striker the world''s highest-paid player. Argentina's rock legend Charly Garcia back to hospital Buenos Aires, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) After he was released from hospital December 24, Argentina''s rock legend Charly García was reportedly hospitalized again, the media report today. Colombia Continues to Prepare Transitional Zones for FARC-EP Bogotá, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) will jointly continue to prepare the Transitional Adjustment Zones where the members of the guerrillas will stay during the disarmament. Bioceanic Train: Center of Bolivia-Paraguay Talks La Paz, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The bioceanic train project to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans will be the core of the talks between Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Paraguayan counterpart, Horacio Cartes, next week in Asunción. Fine to Argentinean Expresident Cristina Fernandez Buenos Aires, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) A federal judge fined former Argentinean president Cristina Fernandez by 10 billion Argentinean pesos (644 million dollars) and processed her because of ''illicit association and aggravated fraudulent administration.'' Bolivian President Opens Sports Complex in Potosi La Paz, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales opened today a modern sports complex in the community Las Delicias, in the city of Potosi, with a cost of 5,837,000 Bolivians ($840,000 USD). FARC-EP Calls to preserve Spirit of Peace Deal in Colombia Bogota, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP leader Timoleón Jiménez called on today to respect the agreements signed with the Colombian government, in particular, the amnesty law, considered a key element to that grouping and approved in Congress in the first debate. Chilean President Urges Repressors to Inform on Forced Disappearances Santiago de Chile, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, urged today former military condemned for crimes committed during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet from 1973 to 1990, to give information on missing persons. Maduro Requests Obama Free Lopez Rivera Caracas, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has requested his American counterpart Barack Obama free the Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera, who has been imprisoned in the United States for 35 years. Guyana Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro Georgetown, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) A tribute to the recently deceased historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, marked the 5th Meeting of Cuban Residents in Guyana, a diplomatic reported source today. Peruvian Ex-President Diverts Suspicion of Bribery to Ex-Minister Lima, Dec Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Ex-President Alan Garcia diverted suspicion of his relation with an official considered as essential piece in the case of the bribery paid by the Brazilian company Odebrecht under three governments, between 2014 and 2014. Bachelet for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Peoples Santiago, Chile, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet affirmed today the need to recognize constitutionally the indigenous peoples during her visit to the southern region of Araucania. Evo Morales Highlights Importance of Strengthening Health System La Paz, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, highlighted today the importance of strengthening the system of national health so that the citizens do not travel abroad,to receive medical attention. Argentinean Minister of Finance Prat-Gay Resigns his Post Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Minister of Treasury and Finance, Alfonso Prat-Gay, resigned his post today and that Ministry will be divided in two, confirmed the head of the Cabinet, Marco Peña. More Offshore Companies Linked to Macri Family Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Panama Papers have revealed more offshore companies linked to President Mauricio Macri who''s linked to a new one now in New York. Venezuela Accuses Colombian President of Violating Peace Caracas, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Government today accused Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos of violating peace in South America by promoting military cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). FIBA to Evaluate Creation of New Basketball Confederation in Brazil Brasilia, 26 Dec (Prensa Latina) An official at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), José Luiz Sáez, has proposed that a new Brazilian confederation be created to put an end the crisis facing the sport in the South American nation. 300 Evacuated in Buenos Aires Due to Heavy Rains Buenos Aires, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Heavy rains in the last hours has lead to more than 300 people being evacuated in Pergamino, in the north of Buenos Aires, due to the overflow of a river. Venezuelan Government Insists on Dialogue Caracas, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro''s attempts to initiate a dialogue with the opposition have been rejected, according to a government source quoted by the media today. Former President Lugo as the Favorite in the Polls to Lead Paraguay Asunción, Dec 26 (Prensa Latina) Former President Fernando Lugo had the highest preference among those surveyed in a poll on the favorite to be the next Paraguayan president, which results are reported today. Quakes Shake northern, Southern Extreme of Chile, Tsunami Alert Santiago de Chile, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) Two earthquakes of 7.6 and 5.2 degrees on the Richter scale today hit the southern and northern extremes of Chile, respectively, according to the National Seismological Center. Colombia Warns About the Effect of El Nino Phenomenon Bogota, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The director of the Unit for the Management of Disaster Risk, Carlos Iván Márquez, today called for extreme precaution measures against the arrival in Colombia of the El Niño weather phenomenon, which accentuates drought conditions. Argentina: Fuel Prices Increase in the First Month of 2017 Buenos Aires, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The increase in the price of fuel in Argentina by up to eight percent will arrive in the first week of 2017, according to the Secretary of the Chamber of Fuel Merchants, Raul Castellanos. Peaceful Christmas in Venezuela By Luis Beaton Caracas, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) The morning arrived in Venezuela peacefullly after a night of festivities, celebrations and bustle during the celebration of Christmas Eve, something very traditional here. El Alto is the City of the Future, Says Bolivian Vice-president La Paz, Dec 25 (Prensa Latina) El Alto, the youngest city in Bolivia, will bring together the best specialists in nuclear medicine, Vice-president Álvaro García Linera declared, referring to the investments currently carried out by the state in that city. Rafael Correa Conveys Last Christmas Message as Ecuadorian President Quito, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa conveyed his last Christmas message to the people of this South American country as the head of State, highlighting his government''s work for the country''s welfare. Cuban Doctors in Bolivia Regarded as Fidel Castro's Legacy By Joel Michel Varona La Paz, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Minister of the Presidency, Juan Ramon Quintana, praised today the work by Cuban doctors in this country and regarded them as an example of the humanist legacy by the historic leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro. Peruvian Gov't Faced 169 Social Conflicts in a Single Month Lima, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) A total of 169 social conflicts was faced by the government of Peru, according to the Peruvian National Office for Dialogue and Sustainability, which reported that only in November 2016, the interventions of the government were just as a treatment in 50 cases, and as a preventive attention, in another 119 cases. Nearly 37 Tons of Drugs Confiscated in Ecuador Quito, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Police operations in the Costa region, one of the four in which Ecuador is divided (the others are Sierra, Amazon and Galapagos Islands), have resulted in the confiscation of 36.7 tons of drugs so far this year. Brazilians' Rejection of President Temer Reaches 77 Percent Brasilia, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Brazil''s rejection of President Michel Temer, who was imposed after a parliamentary coup against elected President Dilma Rousseff, reached 77 percent in December, the Ipsos Institute reported on Friday. Ecuador: Less Tourism in Esmeraldas After Earthquake Quito, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Tourism in Esmeraldas, Ecuador''s coastal province, has been affected by a reduction in visits to recreation facilities and sites, following the earthquake that took place five days ago and the many aftershocks which have continued to affect the region. Oil Prices Tumble As Dollar Goes Up London, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the dollar hurt today oil prices as the rise makes commodities traded in that currency more expensive. Venezuela: Toys Confiscated From Kreisel Company to Be Distributed Caracas, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) The Local Committees for Supply and Production (CLAP, in Spanish) will today distribute the second lot of toys confiscated by the National Superintendence for the Defense of Socioeconomic Rights (Sundde) from the company Kreisel. FARC-EP Denounce Pestering of Colombian Military Forces Bogota, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces-People''s Army (FARC-EP) leader, Timoleón Jiménez, denounced what he considered ''pestering of the Colombian military forces'' against the guerrilla members placed in a point called Vista Hermosa, in Meta, east of Colombia. Renominating Evo Morales Is People's Decision, Says Farmer Leader La Paz, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Farmer leader Jhonny Pardo asserted today that renomination of Bolivian President Evo Morales was a decision by the social and union organizations, and demanded that Catholic Church representatives did not interfere in political affairs. Outstanding Concert by Awarded Cuban Classical Guitarist Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban guitarist Rubén González Avila will perform in a concert in Matanzas today. Cuban Pianist Frank Fernández Plays Beethoven in Concert Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban pianist Frank Fernández will play two of the most famous works by German genius Ludwig van Beethoven during a concert at the National Theater today. Bolivia Forecasts Stable Economy for 2017 La Paz, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Government has forecasted a good 2017 for the country''s economy, on the likelihood of improved prices for oil, minerals and other raw materials. Evo Morales Highlights Results of Bolivian Model in Drugs Fight La Paz, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has highlighted that 148 tons of drugs were seized this year in the fight against drug trafficking. Lizt Alfonso Company to Perform in Central Cuban Province Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The dancing company of Lizt Alfonso, Dance Cuba, will present its show Cuba Vibra! from today until Friday Dec 23rd at the Teatro Principal in Ciego de Avila During her stay in Ciego de Avila, about 430 kilometers east of Havana, Alfonso will give a didactic class to students on artistic education, to recall the summer workshops offered at the beginning of the last decade to children and young people. Cuban Puppets Company Performs Poem by Nicolás Guillén Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban puppet company, Teatro de las Estaciones, is offering a special performance - Christmas Tale - on December 25th, with a performance of the poem Naranjas y Limas, by Nicolás Guillén, the Cuban National Poet. Oil Prices Rise 10 Percent This Month London, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices accumulate a 10 percent rise so far this month and are still progressing due to predictions of a drop in crude oil inventories in the United States. Venezuelan National Assembly Almost in Checkmate Caracas, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The National Assembly of Venezuela (AN) is presented today as a game of chess on the verge of checkmate, according to an political expert analysis. Argentinian Singer Charly García Admitted in Hospital Buenos Aires, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Argentine rocker Charly Garcia, one of the living legends of the genre in Latin America, was admitted urgently today due to dehydration and high fever. Bolivian Justice Requests US Extradition of Wanted Opposition Leaders La Paz, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Opposition leader and former president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and his closest collaborators are expected to return to Bolivia to report their actions to justice, political and judicial officials declare today. 2016 Consolidated Bases of New Venezuelan Economic Model Caracas, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The executive Vicepresident of Venezuela, Aristóbulo Istúriz, assured today that in 2016 were established the bases to construct and consolidate the economic socialist productive model in the country. Cuba Rewards its Best Athletes in 2016 Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The three-time Olympian Greco-Roman wrestler Mijaín López and world judo and sub-judo champion Idalis Ortiz will receive their prize today for the best Cuban athletes in 2016. Cuban Circus CirkaCuba Conquers Paris Paris, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The impressive technique of the circus mixed with the flavor of Cuban music and dances in the CirkaCuba show, has been a real success in Paris. Young Cuban Singer Awarded by France Announces Concert in Havana Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuban singer Luna Manzanares will today perform her first major concert after receiving the Order of Arts and Letters of France, where she stared in a musical based on the literary work, ''Carmen''. World Groundwater Depletion Linked to Climate Change La Habana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The volume of usable water in the world is declining due to intense droughts and other problems related to climate change, according to Ibrahim Plaza, a specialist at the Cuban Business Group for Hydraulic Use Classes Suspended Until January 2017 in Ecuador Due to Quake Quito, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian authorities have decided to suspend classes until January 3rd 2017 in the province of Esmeraldas, which has been struck by an 5.7 earthquake, leaving three dead due to cardiac arrest and causing major damage. UN General Assembly Honors Fidel Castro United Nations, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations General Assembly has paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, who died on November 25th. Chaos Ends and Argentinian Transportation Returns to Normalcy Buenos Aires, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) After stress and chaos, due to a protest that stopped public transportation, Argentina is gradually returning to normalcy and public transportation service is being reestablished. Venezuelan Metallurgic Industry Increases Productivity Caracas, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Minister for Basic, Strategic and Socialist Industries Juan Arias asserted today that the State companies that process iron, steel, aluminum increased their productive capacity this year. Colombia: Serious Situation Due to Selective Murders, Says Prelate Bogota, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Cali''s archbishop, monsignor Dario de Jesus Monsalve, said today the situation Colombia was currently going through, due to selective assassinations of social leaders human rights activists, as part of a genocidal mechanism. Bolivia Seeks Legal Way to Nominate Evo Morales for Reelection La Paz, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Social organizations and political leaders will discuss today four legal ways to nominate President Evo Morales for reelection in 2019. Lawyers Denounce Illegal Hindrances against Lula Brasilia, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva''s defense lawyers denounced today the stubbornness of creating artificial judicial hindrances to prevent his participation in 2018 elections. Colombian President Thanks Pope for Supporting Peace Process Bogota, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos thanked Pope Francis today for his support to the peace process and his willingness to mediate between him and ex-President Alvaro Uribe, fierce detractor of the recent agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP). Evo Morales: Hospitality for Dakar Rally Competitors La Paz, (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales asked the people of Bolivia to make the best use of its hospitality, and support the attendants to the 2017 Dakar Rally. Oil Prices At 17-Month High London, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices rose today to near 17-month high on expectations of a reduction in global supply if producing nations abide by the OPEC agreement. Venezuela Detains 82 Money Traffickers Caracas, Dec 17 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the state of Táchira, Jose Vielma, has reported that in this area of Venezuela, 82 money traffickers were detained during the three days allowed to demonetize the 100 bills of the national currency. Havana Film Festival Delivers Awards Today Havana, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The organizing committee of the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema will today announce the winners of the Coral Awards chosen from among the more than 100 films in the competition. FAO Discusses Rural Women's Role Rome, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The potential of rural women to tackle world hunger and poverty is the theme in Rome, today, of a high-level event sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Pope Francis Meets President Santos and Uribe in the Vatican Bogota, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis met Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former president Alvaro Uribe today, who have been distanced due to their disagreement over the peace process with the FARC-EP, according to Colombian news reports. Bolivia: The Maritime Demand is a Priority La Paz, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The issue of maritime demand to recover an exit to the Pacific Ocean is still a priority in Bolivia''s foreign policy, said the deputy foreign minister of the South American nation, Juan Carlos Alurralde. Attack will Not Remain Unpunished, Says Ecuadorian Gov't Quito, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in Ecuador reiterated today that violent incidents occurred in the province of Morona Santiago will not remain unpunished and referred to the possible identification of the attackers, whose actions caused one fatality and seven injured people. Peace Voices to Back FARC-EP Transition to Colombian Political Life Bogota, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The group Voces de Paz (Peace Voices) was registered today before the Colombian National Electoral Council (CNE) with the objective of facilitating the transition of the FARC-EP to the political life, said a joint communique by the Government and the guerrillas. Argentina and its New Role as Temporary President of Mercosur Buenos Aires, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) In the middle of an intense meeting, which concluded with sharp remarks against Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, Argentina took on the temporary presidency of Mercosur with an agenda focused on priorities for business with the European Union. Venezuelan Foreign Minister to Meet with Uruguayan Organizations Montevideo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez will cary out several activities in this capital, including meetings with social and political organizations, diplomatic sources informed. ECLAC Sees Complex Panorama for LATAM Economies Santiago de Chile, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has seen a complex view for the economies of the region in 2017, but was pleased to resume a slight growth. Bolivia Hosts Movement to Socialism (MAS) Congress La Paz, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Congress of the governing Movement for Socialism (MAS) has begun today with the aim of analyzing strategies that guarantee the continuity of the process of change in Bolivia, led by President, Evo Morales. ALER Rejects Actions Against Venezuela in MERCOSUR San Salvador, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Association of Radio Education (ALER) has said that the decision by MERCOSUR members to temporarily suspend Venezuela as a member, contradicts the spirit of integration of this mechanism. State of Emergency In Ecuador Province After Attack in Mining Area Quito, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorians today are expecting to know the actions carried out by the Armed Forces of this country, following the attack by armed groups to a mining camp in the province of Morona Santiago, where it was declared a state of emergency. New Venezuelan Bills Start Circulating Caracas, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Starting today, new bills and coins circulate in Venezuela, as part of the progressive policy of the government of Nicolás Maduro to expand the monetary cone. Maduro and Correa to Join Celebrations for Day of Bolivian Revolution La Paz, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Leaders of the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) party today announced the participation of the presidents of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro and Ecuador Rafael Correa in celebrations to commemorate the Day of the Democratic and Cultural Revolution in Bolivia, on December 18th. Pinochet's Widow Appears in Court on Charges of Corruption Santiago de Chile, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Dictator Augusto Pinochet''s widow, Lucia Hiriart, who is the life president of the Foundation Center of Chilean Mothers (CEMA-Chile) has been accused of corruption and has made a two-hour statement before the courts today. Enemies of Venezuela Try to Get Rid of Millions of 100 Bills By Luis Beaton Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans are reacting in different ways today to the elimination of the 100-bolivars bill ordered by President Nicolás Maduro's government to confront economic aggression. Venezuela Summons Meeting to Solve Differences in Mercosur Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, summoned today a meeting for tomorrow in the context of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) about the Olivos Protocol, mechanisms to solve controversies in the regional bloc. France: Ecuadorian Film about the Chevron Case is Presented By Luisa María González Paris, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The film 'The dirty game', recently screened in France, clearly shows the arguments and evidence of Ecuador in its dispute with the multinational Chevron-Texaco for the pollution caused in the Amazon, today declared the Attorney General Diego García. Chinese Ambassador in Bolivia Expresses Interest in Bioceanic Project La Paz, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) China''s ambassador to La Paz, Wu Yuanshan, expressed his country''s interest in participating in the bioceanic train project, which will unite the Atlantic and Pacific oceans cross the territory of Bolivia. Fast Track Helps Demobilization of Colombian Guerrilla, Minister Bogota, Dec. 14 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Interior Minister Juan Fernando Cristo said today that the approval of the fast track mechanism for peace laws will accelerate the process of disarmament and demobilization of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Nicolas Maduro in Cuba to Celebrate 12 Years of ALBA Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro arrived today in Cuba on the occasion of the celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), reported the national television. Cuban Emigrants in Miami to Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro Washington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) The Alianza Martiana (Mart's Alliance) coalition, consisting of Cuban emigrants living in the United States, convened a patriotic activity in Miami, to pay tribute to the historical leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, on December 18th. New South American Directors Present Their Films in Havana Havana, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) ''You will never be alone'', by Chilean Alex Anwandter, and ''Francisco Sanctis''s Long night'', by Argentineans Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez, will face each other today in the contest to win the First Work Award at the Havana''s 36th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema. Venezuela to Defend Integration at MERCOSUR Meeting Caracas, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela, Pro-tempore president of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), today defends the integration and unity of the peoples in the meeting of Foreign Ministers of the block to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. International Organizations Confirm Presence in Ecuador Elections Quito, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) At least four international organizations confirmed their participation in the general elections of Ecuador as observers, revealed the president of the National Electoral Council, Juan Pablo Pozo. Venezuelan Businesspeople Support Government's Financial Measures Caracas, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The National Council of Productive Economy, made up of Venezuelan businesspeople from the public and private sector, expressed its support for the recent actions taken by President Nicolas Maduro. Cuba Rejects Double Standards of Some Arms Producing Nations Geneva, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Rodolfo Benitez, head of the Cuban delegation to the Fifth Review Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons has released a statement, which says that Cuba rejects the double standard of some weapon-producing countries, who produce weapons that have devastating effects, but at the same time try to limit the purchase of less sophisticated weapons for self-defense purposes. Havana Film Festival Screens Golden Globes Nominated Films Havana, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Several films screened at the 38th Festival of New Latin American Cinema today have been nominated for a Golden Globe in the United States. Uruguay Backs Venezuela in Implementing Protocol of Olivos Montevideo, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Uruguayan government today expressed its support for the Venezuelan initiative on the implementation of the Protocol of Olivos for the solution of disputes in the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), the Foreign Affairs Ministry reported today. Situation of Private Banks in Bolivia Is Positive La Paz, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Private Banks of Bolivia (ASOBAN) evaluated the situation of the banking sector until October as positive, local media reported today. Ecuador Praises Cuban Achievements in Human Rights 13 de diciembre de 2016, 10:41 Quito, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The Association of Cuban Residents in Ecuador (Acure) has highlighted the achievements of the island in the field of human rights. Venezuelans Will Reject Coup Attempt by Parliament Caracas, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans will gather today at the Simón Bolívar Square in this capital to reject the coup attempt the political opposition wants to push through the National Assembly (AN), which illegally seeks to impeach President Nicolás Maduro. MAS Congress to Analyze Ways to Help Evo Morales for Postulation La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Congress of the ruling Movement towards Socialism of Bolivia (MAS), slated for this week, will look into Constitutional ways towards President Evo Morales'' being able to present his candidacy for the 2019 elections. Corruption Accusation Blurs Brazil Senate President Brasilia, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Attorney General´s office accused today the president of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, of passive corruption and money laundry in relation to the state-owned oil producer Petrobras. In Nobel Museum 'bullet pen' used to Sign Peace in Colombia Bogota, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Museum in Stockholm will treasure the emblem of peace used by president Juan Manuel Santos during the talks with the FARC-EP guerrilla and the ballpen used to sign the main agreements, confirmed today the Casa de Nariño (government headquarters). Evo Morales: Relations With the US Have to Be Based on Mutual Respect La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today expressed his country''s willingness to have diplomatic relations with the entire world, including the United States, provided they are based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs. Sonia Braga Attends Latin American Film Festival Havana, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian actress, Sonia Braga, is today appearing at the 38th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, in the film ''Aquarius''. Evo Morales: The Capitalist System Has Failed La Paz, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s president Evo Morales today called the capitalist model a failure and criticized the policies of domination, intervention and looting in several countries around the world. Court to Decide on Fast Tracking Peace Laws in Colombia Bogotá, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Constitutional Court will today announce its decision on the use of fast tracking to process and issue peace laws, a decision considered key to both the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Venezuela: Media Denounce Attack against National Currency Caracas, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s media today denounces the attack against the nation''s currency, the bolivar, that has been going on since 2013 by right wing circles along the border with Colombia. Argentinean Community Free of Illiteracy with Cuban Method Buenos Aires, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean town Juárez Celman, in the province of Córdoba, today celebrates its coming declaration as a community free of illiteracy thanks to the Cuban method ''Yo, Sí Puedo'' (Yes, I can). Venezuelan Government Faces Speculative Crisis 11 de diciembre de 2016, 11:37Caracas, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) The business sector in Venezuela are acting on Sunday in the campaign against the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro to make products more expensive and to speculate with the needs of the population. Cuba Is an Example of Human Rights Worldwide Quito, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is today an example in the field of human rights, not only in Latin America but also globally, the facilitator of the peace process between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP), Henry Acosta, said on Sunday. Brazilians Pay Tribute to Fidel Castro in Pernambuco Brasilia, Dec 11 (Prensa Latina) Social and cultural organizations, people''s movements and trade unions will pay tribute today to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, in the northern Brazilian state of Pernambuco. Venezuela Highlights Cuba's Gratitude for Concert to Fidel Caracas, Dec 10 (Prensa Latina) The press highlighted today the words of gratitude of the Cuban ambassador in Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, during the concert to honor leader Fidel Castro at the III Latin American Festival of Caracas Sound Music. Russia and Venezuela Condemn UN Resolution against Syria United Nations, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Venezuela criticized here a resolution passed to allegedly end the humanitarian conflict in Syria, while pointing out the lack of assessment and the double standards on the issue. Perez Esquivel: Milagro Sala Is a Political Prisoner Buenos Aires, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Nobel Peace Award Adolfo Perez Esquivel was emphatic, when he declared someone like Argentinean social leader Milagro Sala a political prisoner, sentenced before being taken to trial. Santos Awaits Fast Approval for Peace Legislations Oslo, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos expressed his confidence that the Constitutional Court approves the use of the fast track, or mechanism in the Congress to apply and use of the peace legislations. Chile: Flag Rescued in 1973 Coup Returns to the Palacio de La Moneda Santiago, Chile, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) A flag rescued 43 years ago from the first floor of the Palacio de La Moneda in the middle of the coup of September 11th 1973, was returned today to the Government House in Chile. Colombian President in Oslo to Receive Nobel Peace Prize Oslo, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, accompanied by 20 special guests, arrived today in this capital, where he will be awarded tomorrow the Nobel Peace Prize of 2016. Bolivia Continues the Fight Against Smuggling La Paz, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) The government of Bolivia currently continues with its strategy of facing the crime of smuggling, a scourge that causes millions in losses to this country annually. Venezuelan Right Was Again Short of Quorum at National Assembly Caracas, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan rightwing once again ran short of quorum at the National Assembly for 34th occasion, showing an evident legislative vacuum. Venezuela will Show People's Strength on December 17th, Says Arreaza Caracas, Dec 9 (Prensa Latina) Vice president of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza said that the demonstration called for December 17th by President Nicolas Maduro will show the political strength of the people to defend the Bolivarian Revolution. Russia Exhibits Cuban Pharmaceutical Products Moscow, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban medicine displayed its best progress and competitive qualities during a special exhibition in the framework of Health Week in Russia, an event held at the Expocenter exhibition center. Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia to Share Data on Air Tragedy La Paz, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Prosecutors from Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia have promised to continue the investigation into the LaMia plane crash in Medellin and punish those responsible. Bolivia Reaffirms Peaceful Nature of its Nuclear Program La Paz, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The Hydrocarbons and Energy Minister, Luis Alberto Sanchez, has reaffirmed the peaceful nature of the Center for Research and Development of Nuclear Technology being built in El Alto today. Plaza de Mayo Mothers Stage Another Resistance March Buenos Aires, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, who are a symbol of struggle and an example of dignity to the world, will carry out a new march of resistance in Buenos Aires today, escorted by hundreds of representatives of social organizations. Macri Accused of Issuing Short-term Debt Securities Buenos Aires, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean President Mauricio Macri, Finance Minister Alfonso Prat Gay and the head of the Central Bank Federico Sturzenegger have been accused of issuing short-term debt securities known as Lebac. Ecuador Initiates Coordination for the Transfer of G77 Presidency Quito, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador is hosting the first working meeting with a view to coordinate the transfer of the G77 + China Pro Tempore Presidency, to be assumed by this nation in 2017 as the successor of Thailand. Argentina, Law against Bullying Passed in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Parliamentarians from Buenos Aires passed today unanimously a law that seeks to eliminate and prevent bullying in schools. Venezuela Denies Slander by Triple Alliance in Mercosur Caracas, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denied today the justifications used by some foreign ministers from the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) to politically isolate Venezuela and take its role as temporary president of the bloc. Request for Suspension of Capture Orders Against FARC-EP Members Bogota, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Enrique Santiago, a lawyer representing the Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces and the People''s Army (FARC-EP) stated on Wednesday that the Colombian Prosecutor Office should suspend orders for the capture of members of the guerrilla force, to facilitate their transfer to transition zones in Colombia. Argentinean Deputies Approve Changes in Tax on Profits Buenos Aires, Dec 7(Prensa Latina) After hours of debate, agreements and disagreements over the tax on profits, changes were approved today by the Argentinean Chamber of Deputies by 140 in favor, 86 against and seven abstentions. UN Recognizes Bolivia's Commitment to Human Rights La Paz, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Denis Racicot, has acknowledged the action of the Bolivian government today to comply with the international treaties in this area. Latin American and Caribbean Integration, Fidel's and Chavez's Legacy Por Waldo MendiluzaUnited Nations, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) December is a month of particular significance for Latin American and Caribbean integration, as the legacy of regional unity from Commanders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez will be highlighted, the Venezuelan ambassador here, Rafael Ramirez, said on Wednesday. Temer Goes no Further than March, bets Brazilian Writer Brasilia, Dec 7 (PL) Brazilian author and journalist, Eric Nepomuceno, predicted that the government of president Michel Temer will not last till next March and will fall down soon as a consequence of a ''coup inside the coup''. Santos will Travel to Norway to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Bogota, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will travel on Thursday to Oslo, where he will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and welcomed by King Harald V and Queen Sonia of Norway, said today the House of Nariño. Cuban Group Buena Fe to Perform in Venezuela Caracas, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban group Buena Fe will perform on December 9th at the plaza Diego Ibarra in this capital city, as part of the activities of the festival ''Suena Caracas''. Venezuela Denounces Right-Wing Destabilizing Plot Caracas, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Executive Vice President Aritobulo Isturiz warned today that the national political right, supported from abroad continues with its destabilizing agenda, including ciber-attacks against the country''s economy. Venezuela Insists on Dialogue in MERCOSUR, But It Is Snubbed Por Juan Carlos Díaz GuerreroMontevideo, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s decision to start the reactivation of the Olivos Protocol to solve disputes within the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) shows the Bolivarian Government''s will to reestablish the legality of the integration bloc, threatened by stances that are alien to the rules and legal framework of that group. Havana FIART Opens with Cuban and International Arts and Crafts Havana, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) This year''s International Crafts Fair Crafts (FIART) has now opened at the PABEXPO exhibition hall, in western Havana. MERCOSUR: Bolivia Condemns Campaign Against Venezuela La Paz, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Political parties and social movements from Bolivia have expressed their support for Venezuela and denounced the campaign, initiated today by right-wing governments, to annul the country''s presidency of Mercosur. Quito Celebrates 482 Years of Foundation Quito, Dec 6 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorians and foreigners have joined today to the festivities of Quito, capital of this South American nation, to celebrate the 482nd anniversary of its foundation in an environment where blue and red, the colors of the standard of the city, predominate. Venezuela Activates Process to Settle Disputes in MERCOSUR Montevideo, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The permanent representative for Venezuela to the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR) and ALADI, Jose Felix Rivas, began the proceedings established in the Olivos Protocol for the settlement of Disputes in the regional bloc. Maduro Reiterates Willingness to Talk with Uruguayan Counterpart Montevideo, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, has reiterated today his readiness to hold talks with his Uruguayan counterpart, Tabare Vazquez, with regards to the latter''s support for the suspension of Venezuela as a full member of Mercosur. ''I am sure that when I talk to Vázquez face-to-face, he will recognize that we are right,'' he said and pointed out that the South Common Market (Mercosur) must seek the path of unity in diversity and not sectarianism and ideological persecution. Suspicions of Obscure Business by Former Chilean President Piñera Santiago, Chile, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Suspicions of obscure business are hovering again over former Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, who is accused of making dark investments in corporations in the British Virgin Islands and Luxembourg. Fidel, Chavez and the Intergration of ALBA By Odalys Troya San Salvador, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The combination of two great leaders, Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez has allowed the creation of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), an integrated mechanism with enormous value for the poor and needy, according to Jose Luis Merino, who is a member of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN)'s Political Commission. Fidel Castro Leaves a Legacy of Wisdom and Generosity, say Colombians By Adalys Pilar Mireles Venezuela Reaffirms Mercosur Membership Caracas, Dec 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is a member of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) and assumes the pro- tempore Presidency of the group, assured today Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez. Colombian Guerrilla Awaits Constitutional Court Decision Bogota, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP commander Pastor Alape celebrated today the validation of the peace agreement in the Colombian Congress, but pointed out that the date to begin the disarmament and demobilization process has not been set. Frei Betto: Fidel the Last Great Leader of the 20th Century Brasilia, (Prensa Latina) With Fidel Castro, dies the last great leader of the 20th century; the only one who survived the success of his own work: the Cuban Revolution, liberation theologian Frei Betto assured here today. Fidel, Atheist with the Faith of a Clergy, affirms Belgian Priest By Sinay Cespedes Moreno OPEC Accepts Reduction of Oil Production Vienna, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to cut daily crude production by 1.2 million barrels, as President Mohammed Al-Sada reported. Brazilian Football Club Chapecoense to Be Honored in Colombia Bogota, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) At the same time that the first leg was today scheduled between Atlético Nacional and Chapecoense for the South American Cup, the Antioquia fans will pay tribute to the victims of the Brazilian club in the plane crash. Daniel Viglietti Talks About Fidel Castro Montevideo, (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan singer-songwriter Daniel Viglietti asserted today in this capital that undoubtedly the death of Fidel Castro is a loss that affects and hurts all of us, even with his age and full life. Fidel Castro Lives in the History of Humanity, Evo Morales Says Havana, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has said here that the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, will live forever in the history of humanity and his supporters. Colombia Speeds Search and Investigation on Air Crash Site Bogota, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) As Colombian aid workers are speeding up work to find victims of the plane crash in Antioquia, experts are starting investigations at the site of the disaster, which left at least 75 fatalities. Chile's Crónica Digital Devotes Wide Article to Fidel Castro Santiago de Chile, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Digital Chilean daily Crónica Digital dedicated a long article to Fidel Castro, of whom it said ''enters the historic legend of his country, the continent and the world''. Colombian ELN Peace Negotiators Honor Fidel in Ecuador Por By Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Peace negotiators of Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) paid tribute in Ecuador, to the late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, for whom respect is growing today in this country. Bolivians Pay Tribute to Cuban Leader Fidel Castro La Paz, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Health Minister, Ariana Campero has said that thousand of Latin American doctors who graduated in Cuba are paying tribute to commander Fidel Castro today and will remember him forever for his big projects and ideas. College of Journalists of Chile Extols Fidel Castro's Figure Santiago, Chile, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The College of Journalists of Chile has expressed its solidarity with the Cuban people and its sorrow over the death of former President Fidel Castro, whom it described as the figure of the 20th century. Battle for Approval of Peace Accord Starts in Colombian Congress Bogotá, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Congress will debate as of today the definitive pact between the Government and the FARC-EP to endorse it by the top legislative organ, elected by 14 million citizens. Frei Betto Calls for Keeping Castro's Ideals Alive Havana, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian theologian Frei Betto urged the people here to keep the ideals of late historical leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro alive. ELN: 'We are shocked at Fidel's Departure and Recognize His Genius' Bogota, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The ELN Central Command has expressed their sorrow at the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Peruvian Defense Minister Resigns After Relationship Revelation Lima, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Defense Minister Mariano González has resigned after revealing that one of his advisers, Lissete Ortega, is his new partner. Fidel Showed the Way and Now We Should Continue It- Che's Brother Buenos Aires, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro has showed us the way and now we have to continue it, Juan Martin Guevara, brother of Argentine-Cuban guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara, has told Prensa Latina. Piedad Cordoba: Fidel Was A Key Ally for Peace in Colombia Bogota, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Former congresswoman Piedad Cordoba asserted today that the historic leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, was a key ally for peace in Colombia, after underlining the island''s progresses in health and education. Venezuela and Algeria Define Strategy for Oil Prices Caracas, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Algeria have agreed in a joint strategy to defend the oil price at the meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), scheduled to take place in Vienna, Austria, on November 30th, according to the Twitter account of Venezuelan Oil Minister, Eulogio Del Pino, who posted the news after a meeting with the African country''s energy minister, Noureddine Boutarfa. Bolivia Decrees National Mourning for the Death of Fidel Castro La Paz, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government today has declared a seven-day period of mourning for the death of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, considered by the president, Evo Morales, as a teacher of principles and values. Bolivia Seeks to Reduce Levels of Carbon Dioxide Emission La Paz, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government is implementing a strategy to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by 80 percent as part of its environmental policy. Colombian President Mourns Death of Fidel Castro Bogota, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday regretted the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and acknowledged his contribution to the efforts to end the armed confrontation in Colombia. Maradona Expresses Grief for Fidel Castro's Death Zagreb, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentinean soccer player Diego Armando Maradona expressed grief on Saturday after learning about the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz. Former Peruvian President Pays Tribute to Fidel Castro Lima, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala paid tribute on Saturday to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, whom he described as a good friend of Peru and Latin America. Latin American Presidents Express Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death Havana, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Latin American presidents sent messages of condolence to Cuba today, after the death on Friday night of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Evo Morales: Fidel Castro Was a Master of Principles and Values La Paz, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Commander Fidel Castro was a master of principles and values, a protector of the people, a guide in the struggle against imperial domination, and he taught us how to face hegemonic forces, Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Saturday. Uruguayan President Feels Sorrow over Fidel Castro's Death Montevideo, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez on Saturday expressed sorrow over the death of the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. Che's Travel Companion: Fidel Is and Will Be an Example to the World Buenos Aires, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Carlos Calica Ferrer, a close friend of Ernesto Che Guevara and his traveling companion in Bolivia and Latin America, on Saturday described the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, as an example and a fundamental man in history. Stella Calloni Hugs Cubans from Argentina Buenos Aires, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine world-renowned intellectual, writer and journalist Stella Calloni on Saturday sent a hug to the Cuban people and described the late leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, as a father, the Commander of Our Americas. It would be impossible not to speak about the huge sorrow caused by his death, Fidel Castro is on of the most important figures of the 20th century, a universal figure, she told Prensa Latina/ Argentina Sends Condolences to Cuba for Fidel's Death Buenos Aires, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra on Saturday sent her condolences to the Cuban government and people for the death of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, whose decease has caused a big wave of sorrow all over the world. Next 2017 Very Difficult Year for Brazilian Foreign Trade Brasilia, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Foreign Trade Association of Brazil (AEB), José Augusto de Castro, anticipated that the year 2017 will be very difficult for that sector which will reach a superavit of 35 billion dollars. Bolivian Gov´t to Sign Energy Cooperation Agreement with Peru La Paz, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy Luis Alberto Sanchez said today that an agreement of energy will be reached with Peru in the next 10 days. Colombian Government Willing to Negotiate with ELN for Total Peace Bogota, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Government team designated to negotiate with the National Liberation Army (ELN), Juan Camilo Restrepo, reiterated today the willingness to begin official negotiations with that rebel group to achieve total peace in Colombia. Venezuelan Petroleum Slightly Recovers from Fall Caracas, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan crude oil closed this week going up, reaching a price of 39.83 dollars a barrel as a standard in the last 7 days. Colombian Congress Ready to Consider Validation of Peace Pact Bogota, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Congress will discuss since next Tuesday the definitive agreement between the government and the FARC-EP with a view to its possible endorsement by that highest legislative body, news reports confirmed today. President Evo Morales Calls for Respect and Love for Women La Paz, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has stated today that the greatest love and respect within a family should be for women. Bolivian Government to Invest More in Solving Water Issue La Paz, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government has decided to add about $658 million USD to the 2017 general budget, for water, watershed management and basic sanitation programs, to face the country''s drought, state media reported today. Cristina Fernández Ready to Launch New Political Platform Buenos Aires, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The ex-President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez is ready today to launch a new political platform baptized as Federal Kirchnerist Current (CFK in Spanish) which will see the light next December 7. Galan Son Condemns Colombian State for His Father's Death Bogota, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The son of former Liberal Party leader, Luis Carlos Galán, Juan Manuel, today condemned the Colombian state following the sentencing of a general for complicity in the murder of his father. Day of Struggle in 15 States in Brazil Against Loss of Rights Brasilia, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) At least 15 states will today join to the call of the Brazilian Workers'' Confederation (CTB) to carry out new protests against the loss of rights which are being driven by the government of Michel Temer. Colombian Govt. FARC-EP Sign Definitive Peace Pact Bogota, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government and the FARC-EP signed the second peace agreement today, with which they once again pledged to end the conflict between both parties, a consensus that replaces the previous one rejected in a plebiscite. Progress in Discussions on Declaring Social Emergency in Argentina Buenos Aires, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) A social emergency is likely to be declared in Argentina after several demonstrations and protests. Argentina Passes Mandatory Law of Presidential Debates Buenos Aires, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) With 152 votes in favor and 38 against the Argentine Congress, turned mandatory presidential debates into law. Unasur Reiterates Concern over US' President-elect Posture Quito, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) today continues to express concern after the victory of Donald Trump in the recent US election and how his win could affect the region. China and Latin America to Strengthen Ties in Media Sector By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Cooperation in the media field between China and Latin America and the Caribbean has made significant progress in Chile, after a high level event that exceeded expectations and allowed concrete projects to be outlined. Decree will Summon Referendum on Tax Havens in Ecuqador Quito, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ecuador will issue an Executive Decree next December 7 to summon a referendum on tax havens as part of the reinforced combat against that scourge, according to a proposal of President Rafael Correa. Maduro Makes Call to Respect Government Opposition Dialogue Caracas, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has urged the right-wing leaders to respect and comply with the agreements adopted during the Government-Opposition Dialogue that seeking to bring democratic order to the country. Jose Miguel Insulza Expresses Desire to Run for Chilean Presidency Santiago de Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The former secretary general to the Organization of American States (OAS), Jose Miguel Insulza, today confirmed his desire to be the Socialist Party candidate for the Chilean presidency. CARICOM Observers Satisfied with Elections in Haiti Georgetown, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Observers sent by the Caribbean Community (Caricom) to monitor Sunday''s general elections in Haiti today expressed their satisfaction for the smooth development of that political process. Cuba Thanks Promotion of Media Cooperation with China Santiago, Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban media executives have expressed thanks today for the promotion of cooperation with the Chinese press, regarding a summit meeting held in this capital. Spanish Court Wants Two Year Prison Sentence for Barca's Neymar Madrid, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Spain''s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga champions in 2013, said a court filing today. China Plays its Cards with Latin America and the Caribbean By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) China played big its cards with Latin Ameruca and the Caribbean, in a tour of its president Xi Jinping who tried to close all spaces possible in order to consolidate his country's notable approach to the region. Madres de Plaza de Mayo Ready for New Resistance March Buenos Aires, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo Association, Hebe de Bonafini, today said that the organization is ready for a new march of resistance on December 8th in which several organizations of this country will also participate. Colombian Government and FARC-EP Ready to Sign New Peace Agreement Bogota, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) After more than one month of uncertainty, marches and intense debates in Cuba and Colombia, the government and FARC-EP will sign a peace agreement that commits them to end a long conflict. Venezuela Boosts Global Petroleum Consensus Caracas, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela, Eulogio del Pino, highlighted that the Bolivarian government developed an extraordinary work to recover prices of the hydrocarbon that since 2014 until now keep being low. Santos Condemns Violence against Community Leaders Bogotá, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos condemned today the violent escalation of community leaders and human rights defenders and announced that the Government will proceed forcefully against such crimes. 'I Feel Great Love for Fidel Castro', Says Hebe de Bonafini Buenos Aires, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Hebe de Bonafini, president of the organization Madres de Plaza de Mayo, said here today that she feels great love and admiration for leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro and Cuban people. Inter's Medel Out For Several Weeks With Knee Injury Rome, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Inter Milan''s Gary Medel is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks after suffering a knee injury during Sunday''s 2-2 derby draw with AC Milan. Negotiations at ECLAC on Environmental Agreement in the Region Santiago, Chile, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from 22 Latin American and Caribbean countries under the umbrella of ECLAC are negotiating a regional agreement this week to ensure access to information, participation and environmental justice. Mechanical Engineering at Havana Architecture Event Havana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The Ninth Cuban Congress on Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy has begun its sessions today, within the framework of the 18th Scientific Convention on Engineering and Architecture (CCIA 18). Evo: The New Generations Must Be the First Anti-Imperialists (IV) By Pedro Rioseco Riberalta-La Paz, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The great task of the Bolivian youth is to debate, to be knowledgeable about the struggles of neoliberal times, to know about military dictatorships, to evaluate the present and with these ideological arguments to unite in defense of the Revolution. Evo: Politically and Economically this Government Broke Records (II) By Pedro Rioseco La Paz, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Evo Morales has listed the main achievements of the Process of Changes in the past 11 years, which he said allowed, among other advances, the political and economic liberation of Bolivia. Evo: My Great Desire Is to Strengthen Bolivian Equality and Dignity I By Pedro Rioseco Riberalta-La Paz, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales' big dream - which is part of the 2020-2025 Agenda - is to achieve zero poverty and 100 percent provision of basic services in urban and rural areas of the country. Around 4,000 Candidates to Contest Ecuadoran Elections Quito, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) A total of 3,973 people are fighting in the next general election in Ecuador, including candidates for president, vice-presidents, assembly members, deputies and representatives to the Andean Parliament. Santos Rules Out Tumor Presence after Examinations in US Hospital Bogota, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos denied today that he has metastases or a tumor and informed he will fulfill his personal and professional commitments after learning about the results of recent studies in a cancer center. Colombian Senator: News Is The End of War with FARC-EP Bogota, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Senator Roy Barreras, a spokesman of the Colombian government in talks with the FARC-EP, has said today that despite the setbacks of the referendum the real news is the ending of the conflict with the insurgent movement. Results of Referendum in Bolivia Considered Positive La Paz, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Minister of Autonomies, Hugo Siles, described as positive the results of the regional referenda in 15 regions of the country. President of China Makes Brief but Intense Visit in Peru Lima, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) A brief but intense official visit to Peru is taking place today by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who along with his counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will attend the signing of several agreements between both countries. Referendums on Autonomy Statutes Being Held in Bolivia Russian President Attends in Peru APEC Summit Lima, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrived today to the Peruvian capital to participate in the Summit of the Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Brazilian Foreign Minister to Visit Spain Next Week Brasilia, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Jose Serra, will visit Spain from November 21 to 23, to discuss bilateral issues and from the regional agenda, announced the Foreign Ministry. Humanism in Work of Cuban Hisotrian Eusebio Leal Highlighted Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The huge work of Eusebio Leal in order to investigate and restore all possible things about the Cuban capital, Havana, is centered on human beings, assured here Adolfo Rubio, president of the Mexican Congress for World Patrimony Friday. FARC-EP on Peace Process: It's Plural and Definite Bogota, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Timoleon Jimenez, leader of Colombian rebel group Revoluionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) stated that the recently signed peace agreement with the Colombian government, is plural, definite, inclusive and with a possible implementation. FIFA Gianni Infantino Suggests 32 Team Club World Cup in 2019 Barn, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the Club World Cup could expand to a 32-team tournament played in June. Cuba Thanked Venezuela for Sending Humanitarian Aid Caracas, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Ambassador to Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, today highlighted the importance of the contribution made by the Government and people of the South American country to Cuba, which was recently hit by Hurricane Matthew. President Bachelet Makes Changes in her Cabinet Santiago, Chile, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Shortly before traveling to Peru for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, the Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced three new changes in her cabinet. Cuban Duo Gente de Zona Wins Latin Grammy Again Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Fans of the Cuban duo Gente de Zona today celebrated the win of a Latin Grammy award for the album Visualizate, the fourth award they have received in recent years. Bolt Increases Lead in Vote for Best Latin American Athlete Havana, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Usain Bolt has increased his lead in Prensa Latina''s competition to elect the best athlete of the year. Turkish Company Starts Direct Flights to Cuba and Venezuela Istanbul, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Airlines (THY) has confirmed today that direct flights from Istanbul to Havana and Caracas will begin as of December 20th, with three departures per week. Bolivia Pays Tribute to Tania Che's Only Female Guerrilla Fighter La Paz, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) New aspects of the life of Tania, the only female member of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara''s guerrillas were revealed in a book launched in Bolivia today. Colombian Foreign Ministry in Nationalization of Spanish Company Bogotá, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Foreign Ministry intervened in the nationalization of the Spanish subsidiary Electrocaribe, to send a reassuring message to foreign investors, explaining the need for the measure in a communiqué highlighted today by national news. Chile Hosts Event Rejecting Blockade on Cuba Santiago, Chile, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The Broad Command of Solidarity with Cuba has issued a letter rejecting the U.S. blockade on the Caribbean nation, and calling on President Barack Obama to make more efforts to normalize those relations. Meeting of Leaders in APEC Forum Enters Final Stretch Lima, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) The APEC Summit in Peru has been focused on the culmination of the meeting of foreign ministers and foreign trade ministers, in addition to the arrival of US President Barack Obama and China, Xi Jinping, among other rulers. Bolivia's Referendum on Good Governance in Effect La Paz, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) Starting today, the order of good government will rule the 15 territorial entities that are based on the referendum on autonomous statutes and charters in Bolivia, official sources confirmed. More Than 60,000 Cases of Forced Disappearance in Colombia Bogota, Nov 18 (Prensa Latina) More than 60,000 people were victims of forced disappearance in Colombia between 1970 to 2015, according to the National Center for Historical Memory (CNMH). Respect Among Political Parties in Venezuela Favors Dialogue Caracas, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan diplomats and representatives of the international community today highlight the need to adopt political behavior conducive to consensus between the Bolivarian government and the opposition in the peace talks. China President Begins Official Visit to Ecuador Quito, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Popular Republic of China, Xi Jinpin will today begin an official visit to Ecuador. The visit is considered by the Ecuadorian authorities as being the most important by a Head of State. De la Calle: Agreement of Colombian Government and FARC-EP is Final Bogota, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle stressed today that the recent agreement signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP, in Spanish) is the definitive one and ruled out another renegotiation, calling for its rapid implementation. Climate Change Summit, a Questioned Reality Marrakech, Morocco, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Summit on Climate Change (COP22) is a reality with participation of more than 60 heads of State and Government and the general will to boost the Paris Agreement, but with many questions. US Entrepreneurs Seek Investment Opportunities in Ecuador Quito, Nov 15 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 12 companies from the United States are visiting Ecuador today to learn about the portfolio of opportunities offered by this South American country in trade and investment. FARC-EP Thanks Cuban Support to Colombian Peace Process Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Ivan Marquez, head of the delegation of the Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces-People''s Army (FARC-EP) to the conversation table for the peace process in Colombia, discussed in Havana, was grateful to the government and people of Cuba for the support given to the conversations. 53rd Edition of the Prensa Latina Sports Poll Starts Havana, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The 53rd edition of the sports poll of Cuban news agency Prensa Latina Starts Monday, to at the end, award the perfor5mances by the best athletes of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016. Swedish Attorney General's Office Questions Assange in London London, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The Swedish Attorney General''s Office is interrogating the founder of the website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, at the Ecuadorian embassy in this capital, where he has been a refugee for more than four years. Colombia: Optimism for New Peace Agreement With FARC-EP Bogota, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The new pact signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) was applauded in the streets today and optimistically received by most political sectors. Gérard Depardieu to Perform at the Buenos Aires Colon Theatre Buenos Aires, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) Famous French actor Gerard Depardieu will perform next December 17 and 18 at the Colon Theatre of Buenos Aires to interpret passages of some of his most memorable scenes in the big screen. Bolivia Hosts 3rd Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication La Paz, Nov 14 (Prensa Latina) The coming 3rd Continental Summit of Indigenous Communication is today a challenge for Bolivia, as part of the government''s efforts to rescue ancestral values and reinforce social inclusion of indigenous and originary communities. Syrian Army Recovers New Areas in Aleppo Damascus, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) Syrian army units and allied militias have recovered three new areas in western Aleppo, 350 kilometers north of Damascus, military sources confirmed today. Government-Opposition Dialogue Attracts Attention in Venezuela Caracas, Nov 12 (Prensa Latina) The results of the second meeting of the government-opposition dialogue are have flooded the media and attracted public attention in Venezuela after a day without concrete agreements, but with progress in the negotiations. Cuban Alicia Alonso Honored in Veracruz, Mexico Mexico, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Director of the National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), and icon of the world ballet, Alicia Alonso, today received the key of the city from the Town Hall of Boca Rio, in the Eastern Mexican State of Veracruz. Bolivia to Denounce Almagro's Interventionist Stance Before OAS La Paz, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Diego Pary, said today that his government will denounce the organization''s secretary general, Diego Almagro, due to his intervention in internal affairs. FARC-EP Optimistic About Final Pact with Colombian Government Bogota, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP''s chief spokesperson, Iván Márquez affirmed today that the extraordinary effort made at the dialogue table with the Colombian government will soon be awarded with a definitive peace agreement. Ecuador and European Union Sign Multi-Party Trade Agreement Brussels, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and the European Union (EU) have signed a trade agreement today in Brussels allowing the South American country to export products to countries in the regional bloc with zero tariffs. Expectation in Venezuela for Government and Opposition Talks Caracas, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Halfway between hope and uncertainty, millions of Venezuelan citizens await the outcome of government talks with the opposition on the subject of peace in the country, the preliminary results of which will be announced today. Argentina: Social Leader Milagro Sala in Prison for 300 Days Buenos Aires, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Social activist Milagro Sala has served 300 days in prison and international organizations such as the UN and Parlasur are calling on the Argentinean government to release her immediately. Brazil Day of Strikes and Stoppages Against Government Agenda Brasilia, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will, today, experience a national day of strikes, stoppages and protests convened by trade unions, the People Without Fear Front and Brazil''s Popular Front to protest against ‘the government''s conservative agenda'' which is being promoted by Michael Temer, a president who was not elected. APEC: Chinese President to Promote Economic Regional Integration Beijing, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The participation of Chinese president Xi Jinping in the coming Forum of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) shows the interest this country has in regional economic integration, considered today Li Baodong, Viceminister of Foreign Relations. Russia and CELAC to Analyze Cooperation and Trump's Victory Moscow, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and Russia will analyze on November 14-15, in Sochi, bilateral cooperation and the electoral victory achieved by multimillionaire businessman Donald Trump, the Foreign Ministry said today. Venezuela Advances in the Fight Against Drugs Caracas, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) have seized so far this year 37.7 tons of drugs, thanks to the security services, pointed out today the commander of that body, Antonio Benavides. Maduro Criticizes Boycott by Local Opposition to Gov't Caracas, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro criticized the local opposition Thursday, because they do not evaluate the value of the social programs, and try to boycott the work of the government to solve the economic difficulties of Venezuela. Cuba to Help Bolivia in Creating School for Athletes La Paz, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) ''Cuba can help Bolivia in the sports sector,'' said to Prensa Latina Alberto Juantorena, who won both the 400m and 800m titles in Montreal 1976. Roger Federer, Del Potro Honoured at 2016 ATP Awards Montecarlo, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina)Former World No. 1 Roger Federer has won the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the 12th time in his career. Evo Asks Trump to End US Blockade Against Cuba La Paz, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales requested today United States President-elect Donald Trump to end the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed to Cuba for more than half a century. Venezuela Reiterates Willingness for Respectful Relationship with US Caracas, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has reiterated his willingness to improve ties between his country country and the United States as well as to establish diplomatic relations in line with the UN Charter. Brazilian Group Launches Campaign in Defense of Lula and Rule of Law Brasilia, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Progressive social movements, unions and political parties will launch a campaign in Sao Paulo today to defend democracy, the rule of law and former Brazilian President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. El Salvador: CELAC Countries Analyze Progress Made in Family Farming San Salvador, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The 3rd CELAC Ministerial Meeting on Family Farming began today in the capital of El Salvador in order to analyze the progress made in the fight against hunger. Twitter Campaign Favors Peace Pact With Colombian Guerrilla Bogota, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Colombian politicians have been promoting from social networks a campaign to support the current phase of talks between the government and the insurgent FARC-EP in order to persevere in these talks until an agreement is urgently reached. Doctors' Strike Enters Second Day After March in Peru Lima, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) A strike of physicians from the State''s health centers entered today second day in Peru after a march of protest against the appointment of people questioned as directors of the Central Bank. Expectations In Venezuela for Results of Dialogue Caracas, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) The results of the dialogue between the Government and the opposition in Venezuela are today the gossip of the entire country, where a feeling of hope transcends political boundaries and surpasses those doomed to failure. Bolivia: Legal Process on Bolivian Opposition Leader La Paz, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera, today introduced documents involving the opposition leader and businessman Samuel Doria Medina in a case of tax evasion with economic prejudice to the state. Paraguayan Roque Santa Cruz Announces International Retirement Asunción, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz, a veteran of three World Cups, with 32 goals in more than 100 games played, announced today that he will retire from international football after their qualifiers against Peru and Bolivia. Evo: USA Demonizes Democracies Forged by the People La Paz, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today condemned the United States'' intention to demonize democracies legitimately forged by the people, following criticism by the White House of the Nicaraguan electoral process. Southern Countries Demand Security Council Reform at UN United Nations, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Saint Lucia defended today on behalf of more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia for an immediate reform of the United nations (UN) Security Council, to adjust it to the current international situation. ELN Makes Government Responsible for Delay in Peace Talks Bogota, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The commander of the ELN guerrilla, Nicolás Rodríguez, made today the Colombian Government responsible for the delay in the opening of the public phase of dialogues between both parts and ratified his decision to remain in the table, once installed. Free Transit Does Not Exist, Says President Evo Morales La Paz, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, today called once again to international organizations to verify the serious harm caused to the exports and imports of the country by obstacles in the territory of Chile. UN Begins Verification of Ceasefire in Colombia Bogota, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The UN political mission today began the verification of the bilateral cease-fire decreed by the Colombian government and the insurgent FARC-EP in August, a result of the peace agreements between the two sides. Venezuela: Opposition Seeks Leaving Government Leaderless Por Luis BeatonCaracas, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) The opposition in Venezuela is focusing its efforts to leave the government of President Nicolas Maduro without a leader and is threatening to withdraw from the dialogue with authorities if that objective is not achieved. Venezuelan Opposition Squandered Its Dominance in Parliament Caracas, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan journalist Jose Vicente Rangel said Wednesday that the opposition in the country squandered its opportunities in society with its poor and erratic domain of Parliament. Political Dialogue Makes Headlines in Venezuela Caracas, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) The political dialogue between the Government and the opposition in Venezuela, as well as the population''s support for the process fostered by President Nicolas Maduro, marked headlines in this week. Tension and Violence in Chile due to National Strike Santiago de Chile, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The national protest strike called by the NO+AFP movement (No more Pension Fund Administrators), which rejects the current pension system in Chile, began today amid tension and violence in the streets of the country. Pro Democracy Event Pays Tribute to Che in Bolivia La Paz, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian government and social organizations will today commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Argentine-Cuban guerrilla fighter, Ernesto Che Guevara, to Bolivia, an anniversary that coincides with the Continental Event for Democracy and against Neoliberalism. The Cuban Revolution Will Always Be an Example: Tristan Bauer Buenos Aires, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentine filmmaker and politician, Tristan Bauer, has stated that the triumph of the Cuban Revolution has been a light that has radiated over Latin America and the whole world and will always be an example. International Science Convention Closes in Cuba Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) With the closing ceremony of the congress INFO 2016 and the Workshop on Information and Communications for Sustainable Development, the 1st International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation is concluding today in Havana. Protests in Argentina Against Government Cuts Buenos Aires, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean workers'' unions CTA and CTA Autónoma will today join in a national demonstration protesting government cuts which have left thousands unemployed. More People Favor Dialogue in Venezuela Caracas, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) More people favor the dialogue between the government and the opposition in Venezuela, even among members of the country''s entrepreneurial sector, in light of fears of predictable social outbreaks. Writer Leonardo Padura to Be Declared Illustrious Visitor of Uruguay Montevideo, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban writer and journalist, Leonardo Padura, will be declared an Illustrious Visitor, during an event organized by the Uruguayan Ministry of Education and Culture and the Municipality of Montevideo. Venezuelans Mobilized in Support of Government-Opposition Dialogue Caracas, Nov 3 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan people has taken the streets of this capital today to reaffirm their support for dialogue between the government of Nicolas Maduro and the opposition, despite this sector continues its hostile policy. Evo Condemns Almagro's interference in Bolivia and Venezuela La Paz, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned today the intrusion of the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, in the internal affairs of his country and Venezuela. Cuba: Computer Engineers Union, a Platform for Scientific Exchange Havana, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The recently created Computer Engineers Union of Cuba (UIC, in Spanish) intends to establish itself as a platform for exchange at the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Information, said today the national president of that institution, Eilyn Febles. Implementation of Peace Agreement Could be Through Congress; Santos London, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, ruled out today the holding of a new referendum to endorse the upcoming peace agreement with the FARC-EP and had suggested the possibility of implementing it through Parliament. Govt.-Opposition Dialogue in Venezuela Eases Tension in UNASUR Quito, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The negotiation table installed in Venezuela recently is a solution to ease tensions and iron out the differences between the government and the opposition, according to UNASUR Secretary General Ernesto Samper. Bolivian Minister Praises Policies that Benefit the People La Paz, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Minister of Environment and Water, Alexandra Moreira, highlighted today the policies promoted by the Bolivian government to ensure the people''s access to drinking water and basic sanitation. Vice President Trusts Dialogue to Keep Peace in Venezuela Caracas, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz asserted that dialogue between the Government and the opposition is the best democratic choice to guarantee peace and economic development in the country. Brazilian Cigarette Factory Construction Starts in Cuba Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The laying of the first stone of a new Brazilian cigarettes factory in Cuba opens today the second stage of successful businesses between the two countries, it was officially recognized. FIFA- Bolivia Forfeit Two Matches For Fielding Ineligible Player Barn, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Football Federation has had two of their 2018 World Cup qualifiers declared to be forfeited by FIFA after they fielded an ineligible player. Cuba to Offer More Opportunities for Foreign Investment Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has been presenting today more opportunities for potential foreign investment at the Havana International Fair, FIHAV 2016, attended by more than 3,500 exhibitors from 73 countries. Cuban Cinema Mourns Death of Actor Reynaldo Miravalles Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cinema has regretted today the death of actor, Reynaldo Miravalles, who worked almost until the end of his days because he felt he could not stay away from the big screen, one of his passions in life. Cuba Starts International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) With the opening ceremony of the 1st International Congress, CIDERS 2016, begins today the working sessions of the First International Convention on Science, Technology and Innovation, at the Conference Center in Havana. Western Sanctions Aggravate Suffering of Syrians Havana, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Western sanctions imposed to the Syrian society have aggravated the suffering of the people, amid a war worsened from abroad, Deputy Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Samer Al Khalil, said here today. Foreign Experts in Bolivia to Study Silala Waters La Paz, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) International experts meet in Bolivia today to begin scientific researches on the waters of the disputed Silala springs, in the southwestern department of Potosi. FIFA Unveil The Best Awards Barn, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina)FIFA have unveiled their new individual prize they hope will rival the Ballon d''Or after splitting their association with the historic gong back in September. Paulo Dybala's New Juventus Contract Revealed Rome,Oct 31 (Prensa Latina)Juventus star Paulo Dybala is set to remain out of action for another couple of weeks, but the Argentinean star is being using his time off the field to carry on negotiations with his club over a contract extension. Colombian President Arrives in UK on a State Visit London, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Invited by Queen Elizabeth II, the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, arrived here today to fulfill a state visit, the first by a president of this Andean nation to the UK with that category. Bolivian Hydroelectric Project to Create 60,000 New Jobs La Paz, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivia State Power Company (ENDE) has reported today that the construction of El Bala hydroelectric project will generate 60,000 direct and indirect jobs. Colombian Minister Optimistic on New Peace Agreement Bogota, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Interior Minister, Juan Fernando Cristo, expressed confidence today that to outline a new peace agreement with the FARC-EP, which summarize the views by most of citizens, will be possible. Cuba Holds First International Convention on Science and Technology Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The First International Convention on Science and Technology has begun today here with more than 1,000 delegates from several countries and a comprehensive scientific program that includes 10 events, with 750 papers and an exhibition fair. Brasilia to Host Celebration of the World Cinema Brasilia, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) The 5th International Film Festival of Brasilia, which will be held from November 4th to the 13th, is seen today by its organizers as the possibility of hosting a celebration of the world''s cinema. Venezuela: Dialogue of the Government with the Opposition Begins Caracas, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) The public dialogue between the government and the opposition for peace in Venezuela begins here today, but the envoy of the Catholic Church, Emil Paul, announced that it would be carried out in the Margarita Island, in the state Nueva Esparta. Angola to Attend Summit of Portuguese Speaking Countries Luanda, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) A delegation from Angola will participate in the 21st ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPSC), scheduled to begin on Monday in Brasilia, local media reported, quoting diplomatic sources. Cuba Joins Continental Event for Democracy Havana, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) With a demonstration for the defense of sovereignty, Cuba will join the continental event for Democracy and against Neoliberalism on November 4, local press reported on Saturday. Brasilia to Host 11th Summit of Portuguese-Speaking Countries Brasilia, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The 11th Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPSC) will be held next week at the Itamaraty Palace, in this capital, the Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday. Bolivia and Paraguay Strengthen Fight against Drugs La Paz, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia and Paraguay are joining efforts to fight drug trafficking on their common border. New Referendum Would Ruin Havana Peace Agreements, Samper Says Quito, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ernesto Samper, said on Friday that another referendum would ruin the progress achieved in Havana in the peace negotiations between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP). Colombian Govt, FARC-EP Seek New Peace Agreement Havana, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The government of Colombia and the FARC-EP confirmed here today the resume of talks next November 3 in order to establishing a new peace agreement for that country. Evo Morales Confirms Nicolas Maduro's Visit to Bolivia La Paz, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, confirmed today that his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, will visit Bolivia on December 18th. Argentinean Bankers on Strike for 24 Hours Buenos Aires, Oct 28 (Prensa Latina) After several days of protest, the Banking Association Argentina today will lead a 24-hour strike as a force measure to demand the urgent need to open wage negotiations. Santos Postpones Start of Formal Talks with ELN Bogota, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos postponed the start of the peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN). The official start of the talks was scheduled for today in Quito, Ecuador. Venezuelan President Announces New Salary Increase Caracas, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced today a 40-percent increase of the worker''s minimum monthly salary, which would be the fourth increase this year. Venezuelan Electoral Power Denounces Attacks on Regional Headquarters Caracas, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s National Electoral Council (CNE) denounced today that attacks have been carried out against the regional headquarters in Tachira state. It was an incident of attempted arson and the facade of the building suffered partial damages. Chile Rejects Media Manipulation Towards Venezuela Santiago de Chile, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s progress in the areas of participation and freedom, especially for the poorest, were highlighted today by the president of the Journalists Association of Chile, Javiera Olivares. Argentina's Position on Palestine Issue is Considered Cowardice Buenos Aires, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Argentina prominent writer and intellectual Stella Calloni said today that his country''s decision to abstain from voting in favor of Palestine at the Unesco is an act of cowardice. Ecuador Hosts Colombian Government-ELN Peace Talks Quito, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador will today host the first peace talks between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN). USA to Abstain in UN Resolution Of Blockade on Cuba United Nations, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States will abstain today in its vote of the draft resolution presented by Cuba on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade on the island, American ambassador at UN, Samantha Power, announced today. The U.S. Seeks to Affect Venezuela with Oil Destabilization Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States looks today to destabilize Venezuela, Russia and Iran by flooding the world market with cheap oil and regardless of the damage done to their own companies, considered the Minister of Energy of the South American nation, Eulogio del Pino. Argentinean Trains on Strike Affect Hundreds of Persons Buenos Aires, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Members of the so-called elite personnel of the Argtentinean trains lead today a strike with cancellation in most of the lines, affecting hundreds of persons. Venezuela: Oil Stability with Political and Economic Objectives Moscow, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s objective to seek consensus among all petroleum producing countries has political and economic motivations, according to Energy Minister Eulogio del Pino. Mexico and Cuba Agree to Multi-Destination Tourism Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The capitals of Mexico and Cuba agreed a letter of intent for touristic promotion with an eye on mufti-destination travels, authorities reported today. President Maduro Convokes Defense Council Caracas, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro convoked to a Defense Council session Tuesday, to evaluate the attempt of parliamentary coup in the National Assembly (with opposition majority) and the process of peace dialogues. Bolivarian Military Authorities Advocate for Respect to Constitution Caracas, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister for Defense Vladimir Padrino Lopez urged the political leaders of the opposition to respect the National Constitution and take it as serious as it deserves. Meryl Streep Appears at 29th Tokyo International Film Festival Tokyo,Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival marked its opening Tuesday afternoon with a traditional red carpet ceremony that was heavy on Asian stars and filmmakers. A Broken Glass: Chile's Political Panorama Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Typical barbecues marked the celebrations of mayors and council people who won he municipal elections in Chile, perhaps to forget for a moment that there is a broken glass. Films from 45 Countries to Compete in Film Festival Rio de Janeiro, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 short films and six animated films from 45 countries will compete, starting Tuesday, here, on the twenty fourth edition of the Anima Mundi Festival, confirmed the organizers of the event. Bolivian President Highlights Importance of Bioceanic Corridor La Paz, October 24 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales highlighted today the importance of the bioceanic corridor project, which aims at connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans from the Brazilian port of Santos to the Peruvian port of Ilo, through Bolivia. University of Brasilia on Strike due to Temer's Fiscal Adjustment Brasilia, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The technical and administrative staff of the University of Brasilia today stopped all activities in order to express their opposition to the severe fiscal adjustment promoted by President Michel Temer through a Proposed Constitutional Amendment. CO2 Levels in Atmosphere Increase Again in 2016 Washington, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere rose again this year and are expected to remain above the limit of 440 parts per million (ppm) throughout 2016. Hotel Industry Congress in Cuba Highlights Charms of Old Havana Havana, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) The 26th Pan-American Congress of Schools of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism (CONPEHT) attended by 500 people from 20 countries started today with an early morning tour of Havana''s old district. Juan Camilo Restrepo Appointed as New Peace Negotiator in Colombia Bogota, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Juan Camilo Restrepo has been appointed as the National Executive Chief Negotiator for the peace talks with the National Liberation Army (ELN). Chile: Nueva Mayoría Setback Changes Political Map By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Oct 24 (Prensa Latina) Long and sorrowful faces surrounded the closure of the municipal elections for the Chilean government coalition Nueva Mayoria, which lost against the right wing and the independents. Abstention Hangs over Chilean Municipal Elections Santiago de Chile, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Chile is holding today its municipal elections, one year before the presidential elections, and their results could mark the direction for the future of this country. Bolivian Parliament Approves Law to Reverse Mining Franchises La Paz, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Chamber of Senators approved the bill to reverse to the State the mining areas of coooperatives that signed contracts with private companies, sources of the legislative authority announced today. PSUV Calls for a Dialogue After Suspension of Recall Referendum Caracas, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela Jorge Rodriguez called today the opposition to a political dialogue in order to resolve the country''s problems, after the Electoral Power temporarily suspend the recall referendum. Colombian Govt Spokesmen Travel to Cuba for Peace Dialogue Bogotá, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Colombian lawyer Humberto de la Calle confirmed today that he will travel to Havana along with the presiding government delegation to discuss with the insurgent FARC-EP some proposals for possible adjustments to the peace pact. Neymar Signs New Barcelona Deal Until 2021 Madrid,Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian superstar Neymar signed a new five-year contract with Barcelona today that will keep him at the Spanish champions until 2021, saying he felt ''at home''. International Red Cross: Resilient Cities, the Urban Agenda Challenge Quito, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) The immediate challenge of the New Urban Agenda is making cities more resilient with a greater capacity to recover after armed conflicts, disasters and violence, according to a statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). FARC-EP's Decision of Ruling Out Negotiations with Uribe Praised Bogota, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian political analyst Leon Valencia said today that the decision taken by the FARC-EP of ruling out negotiations with representatives of the right-wing party Democratic Center (CD), led by former President Alvaro Uribe, was a key decision. Cunha Sleeps in Jail, Political Allies in Brasilia Suffer Insomnia Brasilia, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Dismissed deputy and former president of the lower Chamber Eduardo Cunha sleeps today in jail of the Police Superintendency of Federal Police in Curitiba, but many of his political allies should remain insomniacs in Brasilia. China and Uruguay Agree on Strategic Partnership Beijing, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The official visit to China by the President of Uruguay Tabaré Vazquez, which concluded today, has been evaluated by several members of the entourage that accompanied him, as highly positive. ECLAC and ILO Highlight Effects of Labor Market's Slowdown Santiago, Chile, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) The economic slowdown in Latin America and the Caribbean caused a considerable increase in the unemployment rate and the general deterioration of its indicators, according to a joint study by ECLAC and ILO. Cuban Vice President Visits Headquarters of Ruling Party in Ecuador Quito, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s Council of State Vice President, Salvador Valdes, visited the headquarters of the ruling Alianza PAIS (AP) Movement in Ecuador, and exchanged with some of its executives before returning to Havana today. Correa: Ecuador Leads Poverty Reduction in Latin America Quito, Oct 19 (PL) The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, said today that his country is a global leader in reducing the gap between rich and poor people. Arms for Alleged Terrorist Plan Seized in Venezuela Caracas, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Major General Nestor Reverol, Minister for Interior, Justice and Peace, said today that arms to be used in alleged terrorist actions against the Government were seized in the state of Miranda. Arrested Former Brazilian Parliament Leader Brasilia, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The former President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil Eduardo Cunha was arrested today by the Federal Police (PF), after serving a sentence issued by the judge in charge of the operation. Brazil Wants More and Not Fewer Rights, Says Lula Brasilia, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he was convinced that citizens will oppose any backward step being imposed, ''because Brazil wants more and not fewer rights.'' Brazil: Good-bye to Development By Moisés Pérez Mok Brasilia, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) For academician Joao Sicsu, the approval of the proposal of Constitutional Amendment promoted by president Michel Temer to restrict for 20 years public expenses, is simply to say good-bye to the development of Brazil. President Nicolás Maduro to Tour Oil Producing Countries Caracas,Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced today he will travel to the main oil-producing countries to boost consensus in order to stabilize crude prices in the world market. Nicolás Maduro: Venezuelan Parliament Turns its Back to the Country Caracas, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro today said that the National Assembly has turned its back to the country and breached its responsibilities. Colombian Pacific Would Shelter Two Biosphere Reserves in 2017 Bogota, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The chocoan region of Nuqui-Solano Bay, where hunchback whales come every year, could become a Reserve of the Biosphere in 2017 together with Sanquyianga and Gorgona, both in the coast of the Pacific, confirmed here local researchers. FARC-EP Called to Act Promptly to Save Peace Process Bogotá, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Amid a climate of uncertainty, the guerrilla leader Pastor Alape called on today to act quickly to save the advanced peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP against the detractors´ delaying strategies. Vice President Denies Confrontation of Powers in Venezuela Caracas, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The executive Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz, accused today the national political right of lying when stating that there is a systematic confrontation between the government and the National Assembly (AN) in Venezuela. Critical Situation in Famous Paraguayan Lake Ypacarai Asuncion, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The situation is still critical today in the world famous lake, Ypacarai,in Paraguay, whose water levels are at an all time low and suffering from accelerated pollution. Veteran Criticizes Government Attitude regarding the Malvinas By Maylín Vidal Buenos Aires, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean veteran journalist and writer Edgardo Esteban considered here that the Government today has a light position on the issue of the Malvinas Islands, occupied by the UK almost two centuries ago. Argentinean Banking Sector Protests Again Buenos Aires, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean bank workers, members of the Banking Association (AB). will continue their protest today and tomorrow, with a 3 hour work stoppage at the end of the business day. Poverty in Bolivia Decreases 20 Percent in Last Decade 18 de octubre de 2016, 08:19 La Paz, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) About 20 percent of the Bolivian population got out of poverty in the last decade, coinciding with the government of President Evo Morales, data from National Institute of Statistics (INE) states today. Venezuela Former Vice Presidentl Accuses Opposition of Violence Caracas, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela Former Vice president, Jose Vicente Rangel has accused the opposition today of constantly resorting to violence in an attempt to destroy the Bolivarian government. Twenty-five Countries Expected for Investment Summi Ecuador 2016 Quito, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 25 countries confirmed their attendance to the 1st Investment Summit Ecuador 2016, to be held in this capital on October 25 and 26. Criminal Blockade on Cuba Should Cease, Venezuelan FM Says By Waldo Mendiluza Unesco Will Present Wide Agenda to Conference Habitat-3 Paris, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO will attend the Third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Hábitat III) with diverse topics, as the role of culture in the functioning of cities, announced the entity. Venezuela Celebrates Indigenous Resistance Day Caracas, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela celebrates today the Day of the Indigenous Resistance in homage to the ancient communities who survived massacres, plundering and cultural impoverishment of the Spanish conquest. UN Celebrates Announcement of Peace Dialogue between Gov't and ELN United Nations, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) United Nations celebrated today the announcement that on October 27, the peace conversations between the Colombian government and the guerrillas of the Army of National Liberation Army (ELN) will start in Quito, Ecuador. Venezuelan Justice Against Right-wing Fraud in Recall Referendum Caracas, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ) has today two pending cases on fraud and other violations in the first stage of the recall referendum promoted by the right against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela Sends Humanitarian Aid to Cuba Caracas, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has today sent more than 300 tons of supplies to help Cuba overcome the ravages of Hurricane Matthew, according to Housing Minister, Manuel Quevedo.. Nobel Prize Is a Mandate to Continue Working for Peace: Santos Bogota, Oct 7 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, said today he received the Nobel Peace Prize with humility and as a mandate to continue to work tirelessly with the goal of ending the long internal conflict. Venezuela Discloses Security Measures on Colombian Border Caracas, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan´President today announced several security measures along the border with Colombia, following the ''No'' vote in the referendum on the peace agreement between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces People''s Army. Colombian President to Hold Talks with Political Party Leaders Bogota, Oct. 3 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos will hold talks today with the leaders of all political parties in search of a broad consensus after Columbians voted ''No'' in a referendum called to validate the peace agreements made with the FARC-EP. UNASUR Renews Commitment to Support Peace in Colombia Quito, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) has confirmed today its support for searching peace in Colombia, through dialogue, preservation of the Havana Agreements, dialogue and understanding. Voting Begins in Colombian Plebiscite Bogota, Oct 2 (Prensa Latina) Despite the rain in several regions, polling centers fitted out for the plebiscite opened its doors today at 08.00 (local time), to where 34 million Colombians can come to endorse the agreements with the FARC -EP. Plebiscite on Colombia's Peace Agreements Starts Bogota, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) The plebiscite to approve the peace agreements in Colombia will take place here on Sunday, but for Colombians who reside abroad, the voting starts today. Venezuela to Spend 70 percent of the Budget on Social Programs Caracas, Sep 30 (Prensa Latina) President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said that 70 percent of the budget of 2017 will go to social programs of the Bolivarian Revolution, in order to guarantee the fundamental rights of the people. Venezuela Reiterates Willingness to Change Relations with the US Caracas, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela reiterated its willingness to change the bilateral relations it maintains with the United States today and to build a positive agenda for both countries, based on the principles of the Charter of the United Nations. Brazil Is Back to the Days of Authoritarianism and Arbitrariness Brasilia, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) Brazil is going back to the days of authoritarianism and arbitrariness, said José Roberto Batochio, lawyer of the former Treasury Secretary Antonio Palicki, detained yesterday during the stage 35 of the anticorruption operation Lava Jato. State Workers in Argentina on 24-Hour Strike Buenos Aires, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) A 24-hour strike by the Association of State Workers of Argentina (ATE, in Spanish), as well as the workers of public hospitals, begins today. Demonstrations in Venezuela to Show Rejection of US Interference Caracas, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Convened by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), social sectors are mobilizing in Caracas today to repudiate US interventionist actions. Venezuela Warns on US Destabilization Plans Caracas, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan journalist Eleazar Diaz Rangel, today warned about the US destabilization plans against the progressive governments in Latin America. Colombia, the Day before Signing Peace with the FARC-EP By Adalys Pilar Mireles Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) More busy and lively than usual, this Caribbean city plays host to politicians, delegates from international organizations, reporters and coordinators of the official ceremony for the signing of peace today. Brazil: Demonstrations from North to South against Labor Reforms Brasilia, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Some 60,000 Brazilian bank workers participated in strikes against governmental labor reforms of Michel Temer´s management, following 17 days of national strike, said today the newspaper Fato Brazil. Evo Accuses Chile in Geneva of Violating Bolivian Rights Geneva, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, accused Chile here today of non-compliance of the bilateral treaties of 1904 and violating human rights of Bolivian transporters used in the neighboring country''s ports. Int'l Seminar in Brazil to Make Amends for Lula and Dilma Brasilia, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The 11th International Seminar of Struggle aganst Neoliberalism organized by newspaper Inverta, will close with a ceremony to make amends for expresidents of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, announced its organizers. Prominent Chilean Analyst Condemns Manipulation of Jatar Case Santiago, Chile, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The prominent analyst and incumbent director of the magazine Punto Final, Manuel Cabieses, condemned the manipulation of Braulio Jatar''s case in Venezuela and considered it part of an international campaign. Peace in Colombia Receives Support at the United Nations United Nations, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Heads of State from several countries declared today at the UN General Assembly their support for the peace process in Colombia between the government and the FARC-EP. USA Is Accused of Meddling in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Former Venezuela ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Roy Chaderton, accused the U.S. administration of maintaining today a manipulative and interventionist attitude regarding the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Judge Sergio Moro Must Rule Today on Charges against Lula Brasilia, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Federal Judge Sergio Moro must rule today on the charges filed against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva by prosecutors involved in the Lava Jato operation who admitted that they do not have evidence but convictions. Michel Temer Travels to New York for UN General Assembly Brasilia, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer will travel to New York on Sunday to participate in the opening session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, the Planalto Palace announced. 17th NAM Summit Calls to Defend Fundamental Rights Isla Margarita, Venezuela, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The high-level session of the 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) began today with calls to defend fundamental rights such as social justice and peace. Colombia: 24 Guerrillas to be Released to Attend FARC Meeting 17 de septiembre de 2016, 00:16 Bogota, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) At least 24 members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) will be temporarily released to attend the 10th Guerilla Conference to begin today in Llanos del Yari. Lula was Treated as a State Enemy, Sustains Lawyer 16 de septiembre de 2016, 11:00 Brasilia, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Prosecutors of the anticorruption operation Lava Jato treated the former President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as an enemy of the State and not like a human being, sustained professor of Constitutional Law and lawyer Pedro Estevan Serrano. Foreign Ministers Meeting of NAM Summit in Venezuela Begins Margarita Island, Venezuela, Sept 15 (Prensa Latina) The meeting of foreign ministers of the XVII Summit of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) began here today after discussion of the technical commissions and developed proposals on common issues. Chile Promotes Trascendental Meetings in New York Santiago de Chile, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Chile intends to organize meetings in New York with the Presidents of the Alliance of the Pacific (AP) and with the Foreign Ministers of Asean, on occasion of the UN General Assembly. NAM Debates Allow Keeping Alive Founding Principles Margarita Island, Venezuela, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The technical committees of the 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), conclude its deliberations today in Venezuela to keep updated the early foundations of the organization. XVII NAM Summit Begins in Venezuela Isla Margarita, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The XVII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) begins today in Margarita Island, Nueva Esparta state. Venezuela will assume the presidency of the bloc to replace the Islamic Republic of Iran. Venezuela Rejects US Economic Blockade Against Cuba Caracas, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Venezuela pushed back the economic, commercial and financial blockade that supports today the United States against Cuba, in spite of the reestablishment of the diplomatic relations between both nations in July, 2015. President Maduro Administration Gets Support in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) The popular mobilization to support President Nicolas Maduro and condemn the opposition coup attempts, led by the Democratic Unity Table (MUD) coalition, highlighted the week that concludes today in Venezuela. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rejects US Interference 08 de septiembre de 2016, 09:05 Caracas, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, rejected here accusations by the Vice-president of the United States, Joseph Biden, on the march held on September 1st in this capital. Bill in Argentina Favors Telesur Buenos Aires, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Argentine legislators support here today a bill that demands keep this country the status of Public Television Channel New South (South TV) and Telesur signal. Chile: Organizations Reject Dictatorship Files Being Kept Secret 05 de septiembre de 2016, 09:58 Santiago de Chile, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Chile has entered a week of commemorations related to the September 11, 1973 coup d''etat and the establishment of the dictatorship, which left thousands of people missing or dead. Ecuador Reports Progress in Reconstruction of Earthquake-Hit Areas Quito, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s authorities are working 24/7 to ensure the recovery of the areas affected by the earthquake and revitalize the economy, technical secretary for the reconstruction Carlos Bernal said. Dilma Ratifies Coup Nature of Michel Teme's Government Brasilia, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Ousted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff confirmed the illegitimacy of the government of Michel Temer and warned that the coup perpetrators do anything possible to prevent the transparency of this process. Battle for Impeachment of Rousseff is Being Waged in Courts 02 de septiembre de 2016, 10:54 Brasilia, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The battle unleashed by the process of impeachment against the deposed Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, is now being waged in the Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF), with two actions to be undertaken by the parties in dispute. Venezuelan President Hails 55th Anniversary of NAM 01 de septiembre de 2016, 13:20 Caracas, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hailed today the 55th anniversary of the creation of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) when Venezuela prepares itself to assume the presidency of the group this month. Bolivia Condemns Soft Coups in the Region 01 de septiembre de 2016, 11:30 La Paz, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia condemned the dismissal of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, and called on all countries in the region to reject the so-called soft coups today that weaken democratic institutions. Venezuelans Take to the Streets of Caracas in Support of Maduro 01 de septiembre de 2016, 10:20 Caracas, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) From the early hours today, thousands of Venezuelans have been gathering on the main streets of the capital, to express their support for the economic and pacifying management of the country headed by President Nicolas Maduro. Brazilian Senate Removes Rousseff Brasilia, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) With 42 votes in favor, 36 against and three abstentions, the Brazilian Federal Senate today removed the former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. Unasur Commitment toBioceanic Train Project Confirmed La Paz, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister, David Choquehuanca, assured that the Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations , is committed with the boost to the project of the Railway Bioceanic Corridor. Colombia Convenes Referendum on Peace Agreement 30 de agosto de 2016, 15:27 Bogota, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos signed today the decree to call on the vote to be held on next October 2nd on the final peace agreement between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia- People''s Army (FARC-EP). Venezuela Warns of Possible Violent Outbreaks 30 de agosto de 2016, 05:00 Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The national leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Ernesto Villegas, warned of the possibility of new outbreaks of violence in the demonstration called by opposition groups for next Thursday,September 1st. Dilma: Coup will Result in Indirect Election of Usurping Government Brasilia, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) We are just one step away from materializing a true coup, which will lead to indirect election of a usurping Government, suspended President Dilma Rousseff warned today before the Brazilian Federal Senate. Dilma to Testify before Senate Today to Defend Brazilian Democracy Brasilia, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The impeachment of Dilma Rousseff will have one of its most important moments on Monday, when the removed president will testify before the plenary of the Federal Senate to defend Brazilian democracy, according to her. Peru: Campaign Calls to Eradicate USA Military Bases 28 de agosto de 2016, 10:25 Lima, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean Sociologue and Politologist Atilio Borón called in Peru to carry out a continental campaign to eradicate U.S. military bases in Latin America, because they attempt against sovereignty and the security of the peoples of the region. ALBA Condemns Murder of Bolivian Deputy Minister 27 de agosto de 2016, 11:24 Caracas, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) joined the Venezuelan authorities and movements that condemn the murder of Bolivian Deputy Minister Rodolfo Illanes. Evo Morales Denounces Political Conspiracy Against the Government 26 de agosto de 2016, 09:49 La Paz, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, denounced that the murder of the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Rodolfo Illanes, at the hands of miners, is a political conspiracy against the government of the country. Ecuadorian President Confirms Questioning of Assange 25 de agosto de 2016, 10:36 Quito, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) In the next few weeks, a Swedish prosecutor , in the presence of another of Ecuador, will question the Australian cyberactivist Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, confirmed president Rafael Correa. Congresswoman Calls to Analyze Background of Blockades in Bolivia 24 de agosto de 2016, 09:26 La Paz, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Chamber of Deputies of Bolivia, Gabriela Montaño, recommended seeking those who might be inflaming the conflict between the government and the mining unionists, engaged in road blockades and violent actions. Paraguayan Foreign Minister Linked to 'Condor Plan' 23 de agosto de 2016, 08:53 Asuncion, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The denied involvement of Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga in the ''Condor Plan'' is contradicted by a document of the Truth and Justice Commission of his country, published on Tuesday by the newspaper Ultima Hora (''This Just In''). Assembly of Indigenous Parliament of America Continues in Guatemala 19 de agosto de 2016, 12:32 Guatemala, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The Indigenous Parliament of America (PIA) continues in session today, in Guatemala, with the aim of assessing the risks that indigenous peoples are experiencing due to discrimination and lack of respect for the environment, among other factors. Bolivian Government Rejects Ultimatum of Cooperative Members 18 de agosto de 2016, 09:33 La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The government rejected an ultimatum by the Federation of Mining Cooperatives of Bolivia (Fencomin, in Spanish) for the release of ten workers of the sector, accused of attacks against members of State Security entities and public institutions. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Begins Official Contacts in Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, today held her first official meetings with political, diplomatic and energy authorities in Saudi Arabia, seeking a consensus to establish a balanced oil prices. Most Paraguayans Reject Reelection of President Cartes Asuncion, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) More than eighty percent of Paraguayans have stated that they would not vote to re-elect the President Horacio Cartes. Poverty Rises in Argentina, New Study Confirms 16 de agosto de 2016, 11:19 Buenos Aires, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Poverty rose again in Argentina during May and June, and has now reached 33.91 percent. President Maduro Reaffirms Commitment to Protect Peace in Venezuela Caracas, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro confirmed that the Bolivarian Revolution was committed to ensuring perennial peace so necessary for the country, amid the effort to reverse the current difficult economic situation. The Decline of the Opposition in Venezuela Deemed Extraordinary 08 de agosto de 2016, 11:23Caracas, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan former Vice-president, José Vicente Rangel, has stated his belief that the decline of the opposition in the South American country today, more than seven months after triumphing overwhelmingly in the parliamentary elections is extraordinary. US, Australian Foreign Company to Invest in Bolivian Mining 05 de agosto de 2016, 00:05La Paz, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy of Bolivia reported today that the group Resource Capital Funds has formally expressed interest in investing here.