Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina United States is not our Enemy, Says Venezuela at UN 25 de septiembre de 2017, 16:18United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said today at the United Nations that his country does not consider the United States its enemy and also that Venezuela is willing to hold talks with the US Government, despite its hostile policy. Ecuador: Parties and Movements Ready for Plebiscite Por Sinay Cespedes MorenoQuito, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Barely 24 hours before the deadline indicated by Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno, political parties and organizations finish their proposals for the popular consultation, whose content will be announced on October 2. Attorneys to Supervise Electoral Campaigns in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Prosecutors appointed by the National Electoral Council (CNE) will supervise the campaigns by the candidates for governors in the election scheduled for October 15 in Venezuela. Uruguay Rejects Military Intervention in Latin America at UN United Nations, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa urged here today to shun all rhetoric of violence, and rejected any hint of military intervention in Latin America. Wildfires Ravage 1,200 Hectares in Brazilian National Park Brasilia, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Some 1,200 hectares of forests and grasslands have been ravaged for five days due to wildfires that were raging in the Serra de Bocaina National Park, in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo. Venezuela Describes New U.S. Sanctions as Irrational Caracas, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela today described as irrational the recent sanctions against this South American country by the United States, whose president, Donald Trump, included the Venezuelan people in a new immigration veto. Uruguayan Minister Praises Economic Progress Montevideo, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Economy Minister Danilo Astori today highlighted his country''s economic progress and acknowledged that after many years, Uruguay has managed to control inflation. ELN and Colombian Government Prepare Ceasefire Bogota, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) are today working on the logistic aspects that will enable a bilateral ceasefire to come into force on October 1. Bolivia Has One of the World's Most Modern Cable Cars La Paz, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia has one of the most modern cable cars in the world, due to the technical improvements made to the Orange Line, scheduled to open on Friday, officials from the national transport system said. Argentina: Family of Missing Young Man Calls for New March Buenos Aires, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) In the middle of uncertainty and living hope, the family of Santiago Maldonado, a missing young Argentinean, called for another march on October 1st, two months after his disappearance. Scientists to Present in Chile Conclusions about Neruda's Death By Fausto Triana Santiago de Chile, Sep 25 (Prensa Latina) An international panel of scientists will present their findings on the causes of the death of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda in Chile, an authoritative source told Prensa Latina. Santa Cruz Has 29 Percent of Bolivian Gross Domestic Product La Paz, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Department of Santa Cruz contributed 29 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or 10 billion dollars in 2016, revealed today the National Institute of Foreign Trade. Venezuelan Aid to Affected Mexicans Mexico, Sept 24 (Prensa Latina) A plane of the Venezuelan Air Force (FAB)today brought to Mexico 10,4 tons of supplies and food to the affected by the earthquake on September 19 that caused over 300 deaths. Temer, the Corrupt Leader of the 'quatrillion' By Moisés Pérez Mok, Head Correspondent/Brasilia Brasilia, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Surrounded by denunciations and his first echelon decimated by incarcerations, president Michel Temer has just been accused of leading the so-called 'quatrillion' of the Partido del Movimiento Democratico Brasileño (PMDB) in power in the Chamber of Deputies. Venezuela in Electoral Campaign with Large-Scale Gatherings Caracas, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela started the governors'' campaign for the October 15th state elections with large-scale gatherings, said today the local media. China and Venezuela Sign Memorandum of Understanding Beijing, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) Chinese and Venezuelan High Courts have signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing that will help strengthen bilateral cooperation in this area, diplomatic sources said today. Ex-guerrilla of the FARC Died in Prison Bogota, Sep 24 (Prensa Latina) The Force Alternative Revolutionary of the Commonwealth (FARC) denounced in this capital the death of one of its members, who was in prison waiting to be released under the Amnesty Law. Latin American Agriculture, Great Potential and Great Challenges Por Roberto SolomonHavana (Prensa Latina) Responsible for 16 percent of exports and four percent of imports of world agricultural trade, Latin America is facing great challenges in order to take advantage of its great productive potential and achieve sustainable development. Avianca : Colombian Airline Cancels 500 Flights Due to Pilots' Strike Bogotá, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombian airline Avianca said Friday it had canceled more than 500 flights due to a strike by 702 pilots that began earlier this week and has affected thousand of passengers. With the mediation of the Ministry of Transportion the negotiations will continue today. Cuban Painter Nelson Dominguez Celebrates His 70 Anniversary La Habana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) National Prize of Painting 2009, Nelson Domínguez,is celebrating today his 70 Anniversary and a great series of his paintings demostrate his great creative capacity. Financial Authorities Stress Sustained Growth in Bolivia 23 de septiembre de 2017, 00:22La Paz, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Authorities such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) pointed to Bolivia as leader in regional growth for the fourth consecutive year, said today Treasury Deputy Minister Sergio Cusicanqui. Ruling in Favor of Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapies Appealed 23 de septiembre de 2017, 00:20Brasilia, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) The polemic ruling that allows the treatment of homosexuality as a disease continue today in Brazil after the decision of the Federal Council of Psychology (CFP) to appeal the ruling. ELN-Colombian Government, Ceasefire Clears Way to Peace Quito (Prensa Latina) The bilateral and temporary ceasefire, agreed in Quito by the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government, clears the way for an agreement to put an end to the armed conflict and achieve lasting peace in Colombia. Russian Iterates Call to Negotiation in Venezuela at UN 22 de septiembre de 2017, 17:17Moscow, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov reiterated today at the United Nations (UN) his call to a political negotiation in Venezuela against the Western practice of paying to apply sanctions. Pope Talks with Kuczynski about Trips to Peru, Chile in 2018 22 de septiembre de 2017, 16:58Rome, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis received today Peruvian president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Apostolic Palace, with whom he discussed his trip in January to that South American country. PSG Striker Neymar Out for Montpellier Game With Foot Injury París, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina)Paris Saint-Germain says Neymar will miss Saturday''s French league match at Montpellier because of a right foot injury. Pope Francis Receives Peru Soccer Jersey During Kuczynski's Visit Lima,Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) His Holiness Pope Francis received the Peruvian soccer jersey in a private meeting with President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Vatican Apostolic Palace. Cuba Hosts Patria Grande Latin American Festival Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign bands are performing from today to October 5 on stages of this capital, as part of the fourth edition of the Patria Grande Latin American Festival. San Salvador Declaration Sets Forth Left-Wing Parliamentary Struggle San Salvador, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The Declaration of San Salvador, signed by the leftist groups of Latin American and European parliaments, has today set forth several fronts for the global struggle against social inequality. Colombia Former President of the Supreme Court in Prison Bogota, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) In what is considered here as a real scandal was sent today to prison the former president of the Supreme Court of Justice Francisco Ricaurte, for alleged involvement in a network of corruption. San Salvador Declaration Defines Struggle by Parliamentary Left San Salvador, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The San Salvador Declaration, signed by the left-wing benches of the Latin American and European parliaments, defines several fronts in the global struggle against social inequality. Colombia in an Area of High Seismological Influence Bogota, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The tragedy caused by the earthquake that struck Mexico on Tuesday awakened here the alarms of a country with a high seismological influence. ECLAC Highlights Poverty Reduction in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, highlighted the progress of the Bolivarian Revolution''s social programs to reduce poverty in Venezuela. Venezuelan President in Cuba to Deliver Donation Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is in Cuba, to deliver a donation that will help to compensate the damages caused on the island by Hurricane Irma. Judges from Ecuador-Peru To Coordinate Fight vs. Human Trafficking Lima, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Judges from Peru and Ecuador will hold today the 1st Bi-national Meeting on Human Trafficking, seeking to coordinate the fight against this serious scourge, said Peruvian organizers. Venezuela Destroys 448,000 Fire Arms Caracas, Sep 21 (Perensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities have destroyed 448,000 fire arms as part of the National Disarmament Plan implemented by the Government, the Minister for Interior Relations, Justice and Peace, Nestor Reverol, reported today in this capital. Brazilian Supreme Court Presents Lawsuit against Temer to Deputies Brasilia, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Supreme Court (STF) decided to present to the Chamber of Deputies the second lawsuit presented by the Brazilian former Attorney General Rodrigo Janot against President Michel Temer. Evo Morales Remembers Murder Anniversary of Chilean Former FM La Paz, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today recalled the 41st anniversary of the assassination in Washington of former Chilean foreign minister Orlando Letelier, the victim of a conspiracy by the intelligence leadership of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship. CARICOM Acknowledges Regional Challenge to Hurricane Mary's Damages 21 de septiembre de 2017, 13:19Saint George, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) CARICOM President Keith Mitchell has stated today in Grenada that the Caribbean region has to face up a great challenge, following Hurricane Maria''s path. Cuban Nursing Event Discusses on Excellence Care 21 de septiembre de 2017, 12:11Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Congress of the Cuban Society of Nursing, Enfermeria 2017, is discussing here today interesting issues, among them the transformation of nursing through the science of care, by American Jean Watson. Venezuelan Strengthens Anti-Seismic Prevention Campaign Caracas, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Venezuelan Foundation for Seismological Research (FUNVISIS), Aura Fernandez, has affirmed today that this South American nation is nowadays strengthening a permanent campaign to downgrade population''s vulnerability to an earthquake. Rio de Janeiro Gov't Requests Military Support Due to Violence Brasilia, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Rio de Janeiro''s governor, Luiz Fernando Pezao, announced today the request for a reinforcement in troops of the Armed Forces due to the wave of violence unleashed in the tourist capital of Brazil. Bolivia Launches Magazine to Honor Che Guevara La Paz, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Welfare has paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the presence of Ernesto Che Guevara in the South American nation, with the launch of the three ''Octubre'' magazine lastest issue. China Holds Forum on Protecting World's Ancient Civilizations Beijing, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) China is hosting today an international forum that seeks to promote cooperation and exchange among countries and global institutions to protect the cultural heritage of ancient civilizations. US Blockade to Cuba Condemned at Euro-Lat Assembly San Salvador, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Senator Roberto Requiao reiterated today his demand to the parliamentarians of Europe and Latin America to repudiate the upsurge of the US blockade against Cuba, despite world rejection. Colombia Sends Aid to People Affected by Hurricane in Cuba Bogota, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Colombia has sent about 15 tons of humanitarian aid to the affected people in Cuba as a result of Hurricane Irma. 4th Festival of Latin American Music Patria Grande to be Held in Cuba Havana, Sep 21 (Prensa Latina) Groups from Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador and Colombia will perform from September 22nd to October 1st at plazas in Havana, as part of the Festival of Latin American Music Patria Grande, said today organizers. Colombia Rejects Economic Sanctions against Venezuela 20 de septiembre de 2017, 18:02New York, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin objected today in this city the implementation of economic sanctions against Venezuela, a strategy defended by the White House. Bolivia Delivers Humanitarian Aid to Cuba for Hurricane Victims 20 de septiembre de 2017, 17:55Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Government delivered today in this capital 10 tons of humanitarian aid, including plumbing materials, clothes, shoes, rice, water and wheat flour for the Cuban victims of hurricane Irma. Luis Puig Denounces CIA Involvement in Espionage Acts in Uruguay 20 de septiembre de 2017, 16:22Montevideo, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) As part of the inquiries carried out in Uruguay by an Investigation Commission on acts of espionage in the democratic period, the Frente Amplio deputy Luis Puig denounced alleged involvement of the CIA in these actions. Evo Morales Reaffirms Fight Against US Interference in the Region 20 de septiembre de 2017, 15:56La Paz, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales reaffirmed today the fight against the intentions of the United States to interfere in the region and ratified that the peoples of the world will avoid foreign interference. Ecuador Calls to Defend the Amazon at United Nations 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:55By Sinay Cespedes Moreno Many Countries to Attend Bolivian International Fair Expocruz 2017 20 de septiembre de 2017, 12:18La Paz, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Representations from Latin America, Europe, and Asia will participate in the international fair Expocruz 2017, in which they foresee today an economic movement superior to the 100 million dollars. Venezuela Signs Treaty on Ban of Nuclear Weapons Caracas, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Wednesday signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted on July 7 to prohibit and eliminate that kind of armament. Brazil and the Coup d'Etat a Year Later Por Moisés Pérez MokBrasilia (Prensa Latina) Shortly before leaving the Planalto Palace, Brazil''s constitutional president Dilma Rousseff warned that the coup plotters ''are going to imprison state institutions to place them at the service of the most radical economic liberalism and social backwardness.'' Jailed Peruvian Ex-President Humala Faces New Judicial Defeat Lima, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Ex-President Ollanta Humala faced a new defeat, after a court rejected an habeas corpus against his 18-month preventive detention, which he has been serving since July, due to an investigation into supposed money laundering. Bolivia, Russia Sign Contract to Build Nuclear Facility La Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Agency for Nuclear Energy (ABEN) and the State Institute of Specialized Design of the Russian State Corporation (Rosatom) today signed a contract to build the Center for Research and Development of Nuclear Technology. New Corruption Case Affects Former Peruvian President's Environment Lima, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) A new corruption case affected today former Peruvian President Alan García''s environment, after a Spanish newspaper revealed that former oil official Miguel Atala received 900,000 dollars from the Brazilian company Odebrecht. Brazilian President Calls for Reform of UN Security Council United Nations, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer reiterated here today his demand for a reform of the United Nations Security Council during his speech at the 72nd session of the General Assembly. Venezuela Repudiates Trump's Speech at UN Caracas, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan press repudiated the speech delivered today by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, at the United Nations, where he attacked sovereign countries. Santos to Trump: No Support for US Military Intervention in Venezuela New York, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday told his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, that Latin America would not support a military intervention in Venezuela. Namibia Celebrates World Solidarity Day with Venezuela Windhoek, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Embassy in Namibia organized a solidarity forum in this capital coinciding with the international conference that will end today in Caracas, under the motto We are all Venezuela. Colombian Authorities Proposed Referendum for Justice Reform Bogota, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The idea of a referendum to reform justice is defended here today by Colombian authorities. Bolivian Truth Commission to Access Foreign Ministry's Files La Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Truth Commission, which is today studying the events that took place during the dictatorships in the country, will have access to the Central Historical Archive and the Foreign Ministry''s Library, Raquel Lara said. Bolivia Sends Humanitarian Aid to Cuba after Hurricane Irma Por Pedro RiosecoLa Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government is set today to send 10 tons of humanitarian aid to Cuba on a Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft belonging to the Bolivian Air Force in order to help the island to recover from the huge damage caused by Hurricane Irma. We Are All Venezuela, People Say in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) While Caracas prepared to hold an anti-imperialist march today in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution, thousands of miles away, in the capital of heroic Vietnam, other voices rose to proclaim that We are all Venezuela. Uruguayan ex Military admitted Systematic Espionage Practices Montevideo, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Retired Uruguayan military officials admitted to the Parliamentary Investigation Commission that systematic espionage practices were carried out on political parties, social organizations and trade unions during the democratic period, reported the media today. Venezuela Faces Increasing Economic Aggression Caracas, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Local authorities have arrested two individuals, a Venezuelan and a Colombian, when they were transporting over Bs $82m, the local currency, confirmed today by Major General Sergio Rivero Marcano, commander of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB). Venezuelan Process Sheltered by Peace By Luis Beaton Bolivia Central Bank Increases International Reserves La Paz, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The Net International Rerserves (NIR) of the Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB) exceed today the 10.3 billion dollars, for an increase of 2.2 percent in deposits of foreign currency during the first half of the year. Maldonado's Brother Criticizes Operation in Indigenous Community Buenos Aires, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Sergio Maldonado, brother of Argentinean disappeared young man Santiago Maldonado, hardly questioned the operation started Monday by security forces in Mapuche indigenous territory and regarded this as ''a media clowning.'' Argentinean Students Take Over Colleges in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Students from more than 30 secondary schools in Buenos Aires are now protesting against the educational reform and are peacefully taking over the schools as a measure of force. Bachelet to Travel to United Nations This Week Santiago de Chile, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz said today that he will travel to New York in the next few hours, where he will meet the President of the Republic, Michelle Bachelet. ANC Calls Anti-Imperialist March for Venezuela and the World Caracas, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) The president of the International Relations Committee of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Adan Chavez, has called an international anti-imperialist march tomorrow to defend the sovereignty of Venezuela and the peoples of the world. Evo Morales Recalls Cuban Hero Jose Marti's Struggle and Example La Paz, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today recalled the example and struggles of Cuban hero Jose Marti, when referring to the anniversary of his arrest in Havana in 1879. FARC Denounces Misleading Information Campaign in Colombia Bogota, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) FARC''s new party has denounced what it described as a systematic misleading information and discredit campaign against it on Colombian media. Bolivian President Urges to Relaunch Paris Agreement La Paz, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has called today through his Twitter account to relaunch the Paris Agreement in the face of the growing dangers in the world as a result of climate change. Chilean Muralist 'Mono' González Inaugurates Work in Vietnam Hanoi, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Considered a sort of cultural ambassador of his country, the famous Chilean muralist Alejandro ''Mono'' González inaugurated today in a busy avenue of this capital an allegorical work to the struggles of the Vietnamese people. PAHO: Primary Healthcare Model in Bolivia Is a Legacy from Cuba La Paz, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The primary healthcare model currently implemented in Bolivia and other countries has been a legacy from Cuba, said the representative of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), Fernando Leanes. French Organization Renews Support for Cuba and Venezuela Paris, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The Cuba Yes France solidarity organization has renewed its support for the Caribbean island and Venezuela in the wake of the current complex situation in Latin America, at the L''Humanite festival, which ends today. Cuban Hero Urges to Strengthen Use of Networks to Fight for Venezuela Caracas, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Fernando Gonzalez, noted here the contribution that social networks can make today to defend the countries'' truth. Morales and Macri to Meet on November 28 in Argentina La Paz, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri will meet on November 28 in the province of Jujuy, Argentina, in order to deal with issues of interest for both nations, such as energy, migration and security. NCA Calls On Venezuelan Opposition to Join Constituent Assembly Caracas, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) President, Delcy Rodriguez, has reiterated the call for the Venezuelan opposition to join the debate in the forum of the original power settled by the people in August 30 elections. UN Mission in Colombia Recognizes Peace Will Bogota, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The UN Mission in Colombia recognized the peace will of the government and the FARC-EP, after the two former warring sides finished removing armaments and ammunition from deposits. Evo Remarks Bolivia's Opposition to Foreign Interference La Paz, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has today laid stress on Bolivia''s rejection to any international intervention in the country, and to foreign interference in regional nations. Ecuadorian President on First International Tour Quito, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadoran President Lenin Moreno will kick off his first international tour in the United States, where he will pay an official visit from September 18 to 24. FAO Asserts Famine Increased in Latin America and the Caribbean Santiago de Chile, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) asserted that the number of people that suffers from famine in Latin America and the Caribbean increased in 2,4 millions from 2015 to 2016. Havanatur Participates in Tourist Exhibition in Argentina 15 de septiembre de 2017, 17:19Buenos Aires, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) In view of the coming high season in Cuba, the office of the tour operator Havanatur in Argentina is renewed with various offers, one of them focused on tourism for young graduates. Venezuela Condemns USA for Using Drug Issue as Political Weapon 15 de septiembre de 2017, 17:08Caracas, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela condemned today the United States for using the fight against drugs as a political weapon against Venezuela while dismissing the positive results achieved by Venezuela in this scope. Venezuela Condemns Double Terrorist Attack in Iraq Caracas, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has strongly condemned the double terrorist attack south of the city of Nasiriyah, Iraq, killing over 70 people and injuring 80. Maroon 5 to Perform at Rock in Rio Festival Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The biggest music and entertainment event on the planet, Rock in Rio, will open here today with the performance on the World Stage of the U.S. band Maroon 5, which will replace Lady Gaga. Peruvian Crisis Escalates with Ministerial Cabinet Denied Confidence Lima, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The political crisis shaking the government of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski escalated today with the fall of all the ministerial cabinet after it was denied confidence by parliament, asked to defy the opposition majority. Europeans Propose Firm to Finance Bioceanic Train La Paz, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) German and Swiss businessmen will present today a study on the management and financial viability for a public-private association to direct the project of construction of the Bioeanic Railway Corridor of Integration (BRCI), on Bolivia''s initiative. Brazil in in the Hands of Criminal Organization, denounces PT Brasilia, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The new denounciation presented by Attorney General Rodrigo Janot against non-elected President Michel Temer, demonstrates that Brazil is today powered by a real criminal organization, denounced the Workers'' Party (PT). Guyana Seeks to End Border Dispute with Venezuela Georgetown, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Guyana''s President David Granger will address the ongoing Essequibo border conflict between Guyana and Venezuela during a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, said today the Foreign Ministry. Colombia Fosters Better Use of Fishery Resources Bogota, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Government has declared the protection to further 4.5 million marine hectares, seeking to foster the development of sustainable and responsible fishing. Evo Morales Highlights Importance of Urea Fertilizer Plant Cochabamba, Bolivia, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales highlighted that Bolivia is taking an important step in the process of industrialization of hydrocarbons with the opening of an urea fertilizer production plant. Colombia Thanks the UN for Supporting Its Peace Process 14 de septiembre de 2017, 16:42United Nations, Sept 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian ambassador to the UN Maria Emma Mejia thanked today in the Security Council the international support to the peace process in her country, boosted after the signature of an agreement between the government and FARC-EP. Ecuadorean Police Dismantle 526 Criminal Organizations in 2017 Quito, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Since the beginning of this year, Ecuadorian police have successfully dismantled 526 criminal organizations nationwide in 2,400 operations carried out in the framework of the government''s battle against illegalities. Uruguayan Doctors Show Solidarity with Cuba after Hurricane Irma Montevideo, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Doctors from the Uruguayan Association of Graduates from the Latin American Medical School (AUE-ELAM) today ratified their unconditional support for the Cuban government and people, after Hurricane Irma hit the country. Evo Condemns again U.S. Military Bases in Latin America La Paz, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has today recalled the significance of having closed the U.S. military base in Chimore, so as to regain sovereignty, when speaking at an official ceremony on the 33rd anniversary of that municipality. Exquisiteness and Sensuality of American Jazz Shone in Bolivia By Cosset Lazo Pérez La Paz, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The band L.A. Jazz Machine starred in an unforgettable concert in this Bolivian city, where the exquisiteness and sensuality of the genre born in the late 19th century in the United States reigned on a cold La Paz night. UN-Geneva Urged to Strengthen Support for Venezuela 14 de septiembre de 2017, 09:38Geneva, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Europe-Third World Center (CETIM), a non-governmental organization with consultative status with the United Nations (UN), has urged the Human Rights Council to strengthen support for Venezuela, when this nations is today facing up a hatred and destabilization campaign. Venezuelan Gov't-Opposition Talks Continue in Santo Domingo Santo Domingo, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government and opposition continue their dialog in this capital today, with the objective of finding an agenda that will allow them to advance in dialogue between the parties. Non-oil Exports Increase in Ecuador in First Six Months of 2017 Quito, Sep 14 (Prensa Latina) Non-oil exports grew in the first six months of 2017 in Ecuador, reporting $6.13 billion USD, 10.5 percent more compared to the same period in 2016. Presence of Venezuela in Asia, Africa and Middle East Consolidated 13 de septiembre de 2017, 17:10Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The recent international tour of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro contributed to reassert Venezuela''s relations with several countries from Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, in moments in which the US wants to fence off Venezuela economically and diplomatically. Evo Morales Backs Dialogue to Solve Venezuela Crisis 13 de septiembre de 2017, 17:04La Paz, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales expressed his support to the dialogue between Venezuela''s government and opposition sectors in the Dominican Republic to resolve the political crisis of the South American country. Venezuela Denounces Price Speculation 13 de septiembre de 2017, 16:44Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The national coordinator of the Bolivarian Socialist Workers'' Center, Carlos López, denounced today that Venezuela suffers an inflation induced from the speculative manipulation of prices. Bolivia, First Nation to Ratify Statement about Indigenous Peoples La Paz, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is the first nation to ratify the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, highlighted today President Evo Morales in the 10th anniversary of the approval of such international instrument. Lucia Topolansky Takes On Uruguayan Vice Presidency 13 de septiembre de 2017, 15:54Montevideo, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Lucia Topolansky has become the first female Uruguayan vice president, after receiving the unanimous vote of the Parliament General Assembly, made up of senators and deputies. CARICOM Analyzes Effects of Hurricane Irma in Member Countries Georgetown, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in a special session to learn about the effects of Hurricane Irma and Jose in the region, Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque said here today. Unity Vital to Curb Government Adjustment, Former Argentinean Pres. 13 de septiembre de 2017, 14:00Buenos Aires, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentine president and candidate to the Senate Cristina Fernandez will insist until the last minute on the unity so that the government''s economic adjustment will not win in the coming legislative elections, she assured. Clean Hands Law, Project to Fight Corruption in Ecuador Quito, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Clean Hands, an anti-corruption bill presented by Ecuador''s National Assembly president, José Serrano, seeks to prevent crimes against public administration, a government crusade against illegalities. Latin America Is Branded as a Lower-middle Zone of Human Capital Geneva, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The World Economic Forum said today in this city that Latin America and the Caribbean are located in the lower-middle zone at the global level on the proper development of people''s talent. FMs of Venezuela and Spain Meet in Madrid Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) A statement issued today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs highlights the willingness of Venezuela and Spain to work together to develop good diplomatic relations between both nations. The Order Is to Arrest Lula, Says Political Analyst Brasilia, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The order is to arrest former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva during or after appearing today before Curitiba federal judge Sergio Moro, political analyst Francisco das Chagas Leite Filho warned. Double Defeat of Temer in Supreme Federal Court Predicted Brasilia, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) President Michel Temer is likely to suffer today a double defeat against the Attorney General Rodrigo Janot, who denounced him for passive corruption. Gov't and Opposition in Venezuela Resume Peaceful Dialogue Caracas, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government and opposition will start a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic today aimed at solving the political crisis in the South American nation, President Nicolás Maduro said. Cuban Musician Leo Brouwer Higlights Latin American Guitar By Maylin Vidal Buenos Aires, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Happy to be in Buenos Aires for the first time, Cuban composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer told Prensa Latina that guitar in Argentina, Brazil and Chile is particularly strong. Allende's Daughter Recalls her Father's Legacy in Chile Santiago, Chile, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Senator Isabel Allende Bussi, daughter of the late President of Chile ousted by 1973 coup, has recalled her father´s legacy and the continuing affection that Chilean people still feel for him. Bolivian Musicians Sing Cuban Nueva Trova Movement's Classics La Paz, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian duet Negro y Blanco will offer a concert on September 16 in which they will sing some classics of the Nueva Trova Movement, organizers announced today. Venezuela Expresses Support to China in Face of Heavy Rains and Floods Caracas, Sept 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan government has expressed its support to China, affected by heavy rains that caused floods in the center and southwest of the Asian country. Argentina and Paraguay Dismantle Drug Trafficking Network Asuncion, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean and Paraguayan forces carried out a joint operation to dismantle an international trafficking network of marijuana, reported Paraguay''s National Anti-Drug Secretariat (Senad). Bachelet Inaugurated Geothermal Plant in Northern Chile Antofagasta, Chile, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet inaugurated the geothermal energy plant of Cerro Pabellon Tuesday in the northern region of Antofagasta. Hurricane-Struck Cuba Receives Humanitarian Aid from Venezuela 12 de septiembre de 2017, 17:18Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is the first country to send humanitarian aid to Cuba, which was severely hit by hurricane Irma during 72 hours causing extensive damage and 10 dead. Bolivian Current Gas Reserves Will Guarantee Provision by 2032 12 de septiembre de 2017, 16:09La Paz, Sept 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s current gas reserves will meet the domestic demand and cover Argentinean and Brazilian market beyond 2032, assured today the minister of Hydrocarbons Luis Alberto Sanchez. Venezuela Rejects Report by Human Right Official 12 de septiembre de 2017, 15:28Geneva, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations Jorge Valero rejected a report presented by the Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra''ad Al Hussein Tuesday. Struggle Day for Democracy to Support Lula in Curitiba Brasilia, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) A new day of struggle for democracy will support former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Curitiba, who will appear before Sergio Moro, the judge who handles at will the threads of the Lava Jato anti-corruption operation. Bolivia Activates Website in Honor to Che Guevara La Paz, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the tribute to the 50 years of the presence of Che in Bolivia, they activated a digital platform in the country, whose objective today is to inform about the events that will take place in the town of Vallegrande. Bolivian President Recalls the Struggle of the Guerrillas of Che La Paz, 12 Sep (Prensa Latina) The head of state of Bolivia, Evo Morales, recalled today the struggle of the guerrillas Ernesto Che Guevara and inaugurated an educational unit with his name in the department of Cochabamba. Brasilia Hosts VI Latin American Agro-ecology Congress Brasilia, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) About five thousand delegates participate from today in the VI Latin American Congress of Agroecology and the X Brazilian Congress of the specialty, which is held at the Ulyses Guimaraes Convention Center in this capital. NEC Uses Mechanisms for Regional Elections in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (NEC) will start today an audit for the software to be used in the elections of governors of the 23 states of Venezuela, scheduled for October 15. Leo Brouwer to Be Decorated by Argentinean University Buenos Aires, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuban music teacher, orchestra director and composer Leo Brouwer will offer an open chat session at Argentinean prestigious Kirchner Cultural Center (CCK) in a cycle in his honor that will be held in this capital, from September 11 to 14. Vietnam, Brazil Goal: 10 Billion Dollar Trade Turnover Hanoi, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam and Brazil assessed today the state of their relations and expressed their willingness to increase trade to $ 10 billion over the next few years. A New Denouncing against Temer Might Comes out Brasilia, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) A new denouncing against President Michel Temer is being awaited starting today, when the General Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot starts his last week of mandate. Evo Remembers Allende's Death with a Call for Latin American Unity La Paz, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales recalled today the 44th anniversary of the death of former Chilean President Salvador Allende and made a call to follow his example with the achievement of a united Americas. Ecuador Donates Staple Products to Cuba and the Caribbean Quito, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) A tent in Plaza Grande, in the historic center of Quito, collects staple products, donated to help people affected by Hurricane Irma in Cuba and the Caribbean, where damages are still being quantified today. First Employment Fair for Returned Migrants in Ecuador Quito, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s Foreign and Labor Ministries are preparing the first Employment Fair for the returned migrant community, which seeks to promote the economic and social integration of this sector. Venezuela Produces First Ton of Important Mineral Coltan 09 de septiembre de 2017, 12:40Caracas, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela produced its first ton of coltan, an important mineral used in microelectronics, telecommunications and space industries, said today here Cesar Sanguinete, president of the joint venture company Parguaza. Evo Morales: Bolivia is Entering Industrialization Stage La Paz, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales highlighted today Bolivia''s economic growth, thanks to nationalization of its natural resources and asserted the country is entering the industrialization stage. Poll Shows Uruguayan Vice President as Victim of Media Campaign 09 de septiembre de 2017, 00:24Montevideo, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The results of a poll taken by the newspaper La Red21 revealed that 63 percent of the Uruguayan citizens believed that the Republic''s Vice Prtesident Raul Sendic was a victim of a media campaign. Demand of Meat by China and Russia Creates Expectations Montevideo, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The possible increase in the demand of bovine and ovine meat in great consuming countries such as China and Russia in the next five years generates expectations among the Uruguayan meat producers, as confirmed by official sources, Friday. Pope Francis Warns about Obstacles to Peace in Colombia 08 de septiembre de 2017, 17:24Villavicencio, Colombia, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis warned today in this Colombian city that the path to peace in this South American country could be a failure, if it does not go together with honest commitment to reconciliation. CARICOM Ready to Support Recovery After Irma Saitn George, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) CARICOM President Keith Mitchell assured today in Grenada that the regional organization will help in the recovery after Irma, in coordination with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (Cedema). Cuban Musician Leo Brouwer to Be Honored in Argentina Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The prestigious Cuban guitarist, composer and orchestra conductor Leo Brouwer will be honored next week with the title of Honorary Professor of the Argentine University Tres de Febrero where he will offer an open talk. People Will March to Protest Against Children's Violence in CR San José, Sept 8 (Prensa Latina) Over 2,000 people will march tomorrow through the main roads of this capital to make people aware of the population´s need to eradicate violence agaisnt children, one of the most severe problems in Costa Rica. Maduro Counterattacks Economic Warfare Against Venezuela Caracas, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro submitted eight new bills to the speaker of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Delcy Rodríguez, to counter the economic warfare against the country. Police Arrests Vieira Lima, ex Temer Political Coordinartor Brasilia, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Federal Police (PF) arrested today at home in Salvador de Bahia Geddel Vieira Lima, former political coordinator and ally of president Michel Temer, who was seized with 16 million dollars, presumably obtained from bribes. Latin American Agriculture, Great Potential and Challenges By Roberto Salomón * Havana (Prensa Latina) Responsible for 16 percent of exports and four percent of imports of world agricultural trade, Latin Amnerica faces great challenges to benefit from its productive potential and reach sustainable development. European Market Opens Again to Argentinean Biodiesel Buenos Aires, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The Argentinean government announced today that in two weeks time approximately the market for biodiesel from this country will reopen to the European Union. Pope Francis Asks for Focusing on Homeless People Bogota, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis has urged in this capital to focus on the homeless and deprived people, and stressed that inequality is the root of social ailment. US and European Musicians Attend Bolivian Jazz Festival La Paz, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) With a successful international career, the L.A. l Jazz Machine (United States) and singers Carles GR Quartet (France) and Peter Scharli (Switzerland) stand out today among the attractions of the International Jazz Festival, Festijazz, of Bolivia. Three Hurricanes Simultaneously Hit the Atlantic-Caribbean Region Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) With Irma, Jose and Katia, the Atlantic-Caribbean zone has three simultaneous hurricanes today, which has not happened since 2010, according to international meteorological entities. Brazilians Collect Signatures to Annul Law on Independence Day Brasilia, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) On the occasion of the 195th anniversary of Brazil''s independence, the Workers'' Single Confederation (CUT) is collecting signatures to back up a Popular Initiative Bill to invalidate the labor reform boosted by President Michel Temer. Venezuela Condemns Recent US Attacks on UN Caracas, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has strongly condemned recent US attacks on Venezuela´s role in the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. Argentine Santiago Maldonado Still Missing, Gov't Increases Reward Buenos Aires, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) There is still no information about the whereabouts of the young Argentine activist Santiago Maldonado, who disappeared more than 35 days ago, while the government decided today to quadruple the reward for those who offer accurate data to help the case. Odebrecht Denies Accusations against Venezuelan Leader Caracas, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian company Odebrecht has denied having paid about $100 million USD through the Spanish company TSE Arietis to Venezuelan socialist leader, Diosdado Cabello, accused by former Attorney General of the South American nation, Luisa Ortega. Irma Shows No Mercy with the Small Islands of the Caribbean San Juan, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma is merciless with the small islands in the east of the Caribbean region, where as of today there are no less than 10 dead and about fifty wounded. Colombians Expectant for the Pope's Message Bogota, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis will officiate today his first camp mass at this capital''s Simon Bolivar Park, in which about one million parishioners eager for his message of peace are expected to attend. TeleSUR Denounces Anti-Venezuelan Information Manipulation Caracas, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Telesur, multinational news agency, has called for a serious and honest debate on the exercise of journalism, after denouncing the manipulation of Colombia''s Canal Uno, which paid for a fake proof to attack Venezuelan government. Latin American Experts Will Debate about Autism in Bolivia La Paz, Sept 7 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd International Congress of Autism, Health and Nutrition will gather specialists from Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia next weekend, announced here event organizers. Chilean Theater Group Hija de la Rosa to Perform in Cuba Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean theater group Hija de la Rosa will premiere in Cuba on September 8th the monologue ''The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise'' a play by French writer Georges Perec, said today director Carolina Sagredo. Bachelet Highlights Recovery of Chilean Economy 06 de septiembre de 2017, 16:31Santiago de Chile, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Chilean President Michelle Bachelet highlighted the recovery of the local economy after reporting a 2.8 percent growth in the indicator at the end of July, the highest monthly increase in the year . Bahamas- Mandatory Evacuation in Path of Hurricane Irma 06 de septiembre de 2017, 12:04Nassau, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says his government has ordered a mandatory evacuation of islands in the southern part of the islands chain because of Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma Hits Antigua and Barbuda Hard 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:02San Juan, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Irma hit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda with gusting winds of over 300 kilometers per hour, at an estimated speed of 24 kilometers per hour. WWF: World will win Battle for the Environment 06 de septiembre de 2017, 11:01By Fausto Triana New Convene Will Ease Air Routes Ecuador-Canada Quito, Sept 6 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and Canada consolidate today commerce relations with the approval here by the National Assembly of a convene on air transport. Mystique and Nature at IMPAC4 in Chile Por Fausto TrianaLa Serena, Chile, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) The Mystique of the Rapanui People from Easter Island, a beautiful documentary by NatGeo and several scientific debates mark the development of the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) in this city. Pope Francis Pays Visit to Colombia Bogota, Sep 6 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis arrives today in this capital to pay a five-day apostolic visit to Colombia, considered as one of the nations having the world´s largest number of Catholics. Lara State, Second Most Affected in Venezuela by Opposition Chaos 05 de septiembre de 2017, 23:49Caracas, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The state of Lara, governed by opposition leader Henri Falcón, of Avanzada Progresista, was the second territory most affected in Venezuela by political violence promoted from April to August by self-proclaimed Table of Democratic Unity (MUD). UN Celebrates Cease of Fire between Gov't and ELN 05 de septiembre de 2017, 17:19United Nations, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The United nations celebrated the announcement of a cease of fire between the Colombian government and guerrilla movement National Liberation Army (ELN) in the frame of the peace negotiations hosted by Ecuador. Suitcases with Money Found in Place Linked to Temer's Ex Articulator 05 de septiembre de 2017, 17:04Brasilia, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Suitcases and cardboard boxes full of money of alleged corruption origin were found today by the Federal Police (PF) in an apartment linked to Geddel Vieira, political former articulator of President Michel Temer. Venezuela Describes Interventionist Statement by France as Arrogant 05 de septiembre de 2017, 16:45Caracas, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza described the recent statement by France on Venezuela as arrogant, while saying that the French Government subordinates its policy to the United States interests. Pope Calls for Reconciliation and Peace in Colombia 05 de septiembre de 2017, 15:53Rome, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis called today for reconciliation and peace in Colombia, a country that he will visit from tomorrow until September 10th. Rapanui Chants, an Intimate Touch at the IMPAC4 in Chile Por Fausto TrianaLa Serena, Chile, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Polynesian melodies masterly played by the pianist Mahani Teave and sung by Enrique Icka have embellished the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4), which opened here today. French Leader Condemns Fascist Opposition Violence in Venezuela Paris, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) French leftist leader, Jean-Luc Melenchon, has condemned today some actions of ''violence and fascism'' committed by the Venezuelan opposition in order to overthrow the constitutional government of President Nicolas Maduro. Ecuador Increases Trade Relations With China Quito, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador consolidated today trade relations with China during the visit of Foreign Trade Minister, Pablo Campana, to that Asian country, first stopover of a tour that includes six nations. Malaysia, Brazil to Strengthen Political, Commercial Relations Kuala Lumpur, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Malaysia and Brazil will explore cooperation areas and regional and international issues during the working visit started today by the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Aloysio Nunes to this capital, official sources reported today. Lula Concludes Caravan through Northern Brazil in San Luis Brasilia, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) The Caravan of Hope, headed by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for 20 days in nine states in the Northeast of Brazil, will anchor today in the port city of San Luis. Millions of Venezuelan Children Enjoy Free Vacation Plan Caracas, Sepb 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,490,000 Venezuelan children are currently enjoying free vacation activities organized by the Bolivarian Government as part of the 9th Community Vacation Plan, 5th Camping and 7th Youth Challenge. Venezuela Delivers Protest Notes to Four European Countries Caracas, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela delivered today protest notes to accredited ambassadors of Spain, Italy, Germany and Great Britain for the intromission of their respective governments in issues of the South American nation. Colombian President Announces Bilateral Cease of Fire with ELN 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:47Bogota, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced today bilateral cease of fire with insurgent National Liberation Army , before the visit to this country by Pope Francis, scheduled for September 6. Fires Damage More than 8,000 Hectares in Cordoba, Argentina 04 de septiembre de 2017, 15:12Buenos Aires, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 8,000 hectares were devastated by fires in the province of Córdoba, officials reported. Intl. Campaign in Favor of Santiago Maldonado Gets More Support Buenos Aires, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Intellectuals, artists and political experts, including the U.S. philosopher Noam Chomsky and former Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba, signed an international campaign in favor of Santiago Maldonado, an Argentinian young man who has been reported missing for more than a month. Schools Open Again But the Strike Left Many Consequences in Peru Lima, Sept 4 (Prensa Latina) School lessons started to normalize today in Peru after a long strike of teachers that left parcial achievements and consequences like a possible resignation of Minister of Education, Marilu Martens. Lula Completes Caravan of Hope in Maranhao Brasilia, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) After touring more than 4,000 kilometers in northeastern Brazil, the Caravan of Hope led by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is in its final stage today. Colombian ELN Guerrillas Announce Bilateral Ceasefire Quito, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Liberation Army (ELN) confirmed today, from this capital, a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the government of Colombia, with which it maintains round-table discussions towards the peace of that South American country. Lula is a Political Genius, says Brazilian Philosopher Brasilia, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ''is a political genius, absolutely extraordinary'', valued philosopher and university professor Jose Arthur Giannotti in statements published today. Venezuela Demands Great Britain Respect its Sovereignty Caracas, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela called on Great Britain to respect its sovereignty and not assume biased positions in favor of Venezuelan ultraright based on ignoring the reality of the South American country. Bishops of Brazil Call for Defending Dignity and Rights Brasilia, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Council of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) encouraged to defend the dignity and rights of the Brazilian people, on the occasion of commemorating Independence Day on September 7. Young Colombians Make a Dream Come True in Havana Por Joel Michel VaronaHavana (Prensa Latina) A group of young Colombians, who postponed their dreams because of an armed conflict that lasted over half a century, came to Cuba to realize their dream to study medicine and help forge a new nation without mines and bullets. New Details Revealed About Extortion Network in Venezuela Caracas, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Public Ministry will announce new details on the investigation of the corruption and extortion offenses under Luisa Ortega term of office, Attorney General Tareck William Saab announced. Minister Considers Bolivia with Great Gas Deposit Potential La Paz, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Hydrocarbons Luis Sánchez reported that resources estimated today in the Madre de Dios basin in the north of the country could reach 32 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of gas. Cubans, Bolivians Offer Free Care at Health Fair La Paz, Sep 3 (Prensa Latina) Specialists from the Cuban Medical Brigade in Bolivia and professionals from the sector of this country offer free care at the Health Fair of Nueva Esperanza, which ends today in the department of Pando. Lula: Northeastern Brazilians do not Believe in Political Persecution Brasilia, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva expressed certainty today that northeastern Brazilians will not be influenced by the political and media persecution of which he has been a victim over the past few years. Security Plan Activated in Miranda, Venezuela's Most Violent State Caracas, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Peace today activated special security plan in the state of Miranda, where 14 percent of all homicides reported in the country have been perpetrated. Brazilian Tourism to Cuba Grows More Than 60 Percent Brasilia, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian tourism to Cuba has grown more than 60 percent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2016, said Dagmar Gonzalez, economic adviser to the Cuban diplomatic mission here. More than 524 Kilograms of Gold to Bank of Venezuela 01 de septiembre de 2017, 18:25Caracas, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) More than 524 kilograms of gold went today to the vaults of the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV), as part of the Government program to strengthen the gold reserves of this South American country. Presidents Start Peruvian-Bolivian Summit Optimistically 01 de septiembre de 2017, 18:10Lima, Sept 1 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian presidents Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Bolivia''s Evo Morales began optimistically today the 3rd Meeting of the Binational Integration Cabinet in the Peruvian capital. Cuba and Chile will Tighten Cultural Links Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and Chilean authorities will sign an agreement for academic, artistic and cultural cooperation ans a memorandum of understanding on September 13-14, a diplomatic source from the South American country announced. U.S. Applies in Venezuela Training Manual of Perfect Latin Coup Caracas, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The plan to intervene militarily applied by the United States on Venezuela responds to the manual of the Latin American perfect coup d''état, denounced today Division General Francisco Ortega. Mexico Holds Cultures and Indigenous Peoples Fair Mexico, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) More than 1,000 artists from indigenous peoples and international guests are attending today the 4th Indigenous Culture, Towns and Neighborhoods Fair at the Zocalo square in Mexico City. Fifth World Cocoa Summit Closes in Ecuador Quito, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) The 5th World Cocoa Summit holds its final sessions today in the port city of Guayaquil, after allowing to strengthen the scientific and comercial space of that Ecuadorian product, both inside the country and abroad. Chile Offers Preliminary Figures of Population Census Santiago de Chile, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Preliminary figures conducted in Chile National Census in April revealed that the southern country has a population of 17 million 373 831 inhabitants, according to a coverage made in the 98.98 percent of homes. Venezuela, Russia Strengthen Joint Work for Gas and Oil Development Caracas, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) With six joint ventures operating, four of them in the ‘Hugo Chavez'' Oil Belt, Venezuela is making progress in the development of its oil and gas potential with the support of Russia and its state-owned Rosneft. Ecuador's Best Coffee and Cocoa Promotes Business Round Quito, Aug 31 (PL) Traders of 13 countries attended the Business Round Aromas of Ecuador 2017, held as part of the 5th World Cocoa Summit, today in its second day of sessions in the port city of Guayaquil. Some 13,3 Million Brazilians Out of Jobs Brasilia, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Around 13,3 million people are jobless in Brazil, a figure of 12,5 percent above the third quarter one of May-July, 2016, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said today. Bolivia Will Follow Up Vaccination Campaign against HPV La Paz, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will start the supply of the 2nd dosage of the vaccine against the Human Papilomavirus (HPV) to girls from 10 to 12 years, Bolivian Public Health Minister Ariana Campero announced. Chile Will Hold the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress Santiago, Chile, Aug 31 (Prensa Latina) Around thousands of delegates from 80 nations and the attendance of international personalities such as Prince Albert of Monaco will add luster to the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) in Chile, next week. Venezuela to Aid US Victims of Hurricane Harvey 30 de agosto de 2017, 19:15Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela will finance families that resulted affected after hurricane Harvey on several US territories, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza reported today. Chile and Jamaica Sign Agreements and Plan Relation Growth 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:52Santiago de Chile, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Chile and Jamaica signed cooperation agreements today and highlighted the mutual interest in planning the growth of their relations in all possible areas during a top-level meeting. LatAm Remembers Victims of Forced Disppearances 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:30Havana, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) In the International Day for the Victims of Forced Disappearances, Latin America remembers the thousands of people that have been arrested and disappeared from the public eye in the countries where they belong, in which they have never been seen again in what is called ''forced disappearance.'' Brazilian Military Contingent Ends Mission in Haiti 30 de agosto de 2017, 16:06Brasilia, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian military contingent giving services in the United Nations Mission for the Stabilization of Haiti (MINUSTAH) will end up 13 years of service in that country on Thursday, the UN announced here through a press handout. 4,5 Earthquake Rocks Venezuela,No Damages, No Victims Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) An earthquake of 4.5 on the Richter scale was recorded today in the state of Vargas, with no death or damages recorded so far. UN Office Report Minimizes Opposition Violence in Venezuela United Nations, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Office has today issued a report on the current situation in Venezuela, playing down violence unleashed by opposition groups. Hidden Sum of Money of Venezuelan Opposition Family Seized Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities have seized in Miranda state some 200 million bolivares (about $20 million USD, according to the official rate), hidden at a van of the brother of Lilian Tintori, wife of opponent Leopoldo Lopez. 7 Cuban Boxers Qualify to WBC Semi-finals Hamburg, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) With seven boxers in semi-finals, Cuba is the most-represented country in the World Boxing Championship (WBC), which is held in this German city. Tribute to Fidel Castro's Birthday Closes in Argentina Buenos Aires, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) A documentary week in honor of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on his 91st birth anniversary, has concluded here, with the attendance of one of the five Cubans who were held in U.S. prisons for more than 15 years. Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Issues Decree against U.S. Sanctions Caracas, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) unanimously passed a decree condemning the U.S. financial blockade of Venezuela, intended to suffocate the people economically. In addition to condemning Washington''s recent economic sanctions, the lawmakers demanded severe sentences against those who demanded punitive measures and military intervention to the administration of President Donald Trump. Ecuador Launches Neighborhood-Based Family Doctor Program Quito, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Guaranteeing good health and preventing diseases are part of the priorities of the government of Ecuador, where the Neighborhood-Based Family Doctor program, to provide assistance to communities, has officially been launched today. Brazil: Population Exceeds 207 million Inhabitants Brasilia, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) Brazil surpasses the 207 million inhabitants, over 45 million of which live in Sao Paulo, the most populous state of the federation, announced today the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Cristina Fernandez Steadily Makes Headway to Parliamentary Elections Buenos Aires, Aug 30 (Prensa Latina) With the triumph of Unidad Ciudadana front on the aspiring senators list in the province of Buenos Aires, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is today steadily making headway to the last phase of the parliamentary elections. Bolivian Minister Denounces Plan to Destabilize Government La Paz, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Communication Minister Gisela Lopez warned today that there was a plot to destabilize the country behind the conflict in the municipality of Achacachi, involving the opposition and actors linked to the United States. Ecuador Prohibits Vice President to Leave the Country 29 de agosto de 2017, 17:09Quito, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian Attorney General Carlos Baca requested the prohibition to leave the country against Vice President Jorge Glas, who went through a hearing today to determine his criminal links to the Odebrecht case, which is under investigation. Clean and Cheap Energy Proposed by EdT Project in Chile Santiago, Chile, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Mirror of Tarapaca (EdT) project -in northern Chile- has proposed in the short term to produce clean and cheap energy, with no polluting emissions, as revealed by the Chilean renewable energy company Valhalla. Latin Song Despacito Has Nabbed Historic Record in USA 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:22Los Angeles, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Despacito''s version popularized by singers Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, equaled a historic record of 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Visa-free Travel Between Vietnam and Chile 29 de agosto de 2017, 12:18Hanoi, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has passed the implementation of visa exemption agreement for regular passports between his nation and Chile, as it was officially reported today in this capital. Venezuela Sends Peace Message to World in Light of U.S. Threats 29 de agosto de 2017, 11:55Caracas, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of social movements, civil rights organizations, political parties, academics, artists, intellectuals and creators today issued a communiqué in which they condemn the warmongering threats made by the United States against Venezuela. Chile to Host Congress on Marine Protected Areas Santiago, Chile, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) will show its achievement in that field, in addition to the wonders of three Chilean islands that hold biodiversity treasures. Venezuelan Diplomacy Seeks Ways to Prevent Military Aggression 29 de agosto de 2017, 10:54Caracas, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Former Venezuelan Ambassador to OAS, Roy Chaderton, has urged today to strengthen and extend efforts for a diplomatic solution that enables possible aggressors (United States) to resort to this way, instead of barbarism. Foreign Minister Condemns Costa Rica Stand against Venezuela 29 de agosto de 2017, 10:44Caracas, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, condemned the participation of Costa Rica in the siege plan against the Bolivarian government by the former attorney general Luisa Ortega, accused of crimes against the morale and ethics of this country. Bolivia: Truth Commission Starts Working La Paz, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) With a meeting of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, the Truth Commission started working to seek clarification of human rights violations committed during the military dictatorships in Bolivia. Brazil: Lula's Caravan of Hope to Arrive in Ceara 29 de agosto de 2017, 10:07Brasilia, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Caravan of Hope, led by former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, will arrive today in the northeastern state of Ceara. Paraguayan Secondary Students Stage March Asuncion, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay''s National Federation of Secondary Students (FENAES) is staging here today the third consecutive annual edition of the march of public and private schools for their demands. Keiko Fujimori Embroild in Odebrecht Scandal Lima, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Former CEO of Brazilian giant company Odebrecht, Marcelo Odebrecht's notes on Peru's political leader Keiko Fujimori are already in the hands of a Peruvian prosecutor,  announced Attorney General Pablo Sanchez. Cristina Fernandez Gets Ready for Final Legislative Campaign Buenos Aires, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) Former President and aspirant to Senator, Cristina Fernandez, and the Unidad Ciudadana Front, are ready to embark on their final campaign for the legislative elections in Argentina, to be held on October 22. Russia Condemns US Attacks against Venezuela 28 de agosto de 2017, 19:20Moscow, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry condemned today the interference by the United States in the Venezuelan internal affairs, as well as the imposition of economic sanctions and threats of a military intervention in the South American country. Brazilian Women's Soccer Wins in Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade 28 de agosto de 2017, 15:08Taipei, Aug 28 ( Prensa Latina) Brazilian female selection gained today the title of Champions in the Football Tournament at Taipei 2017 29th Summer Universiade, after beating Japan 1-0 in extra-time in the final game. Bolivian President Calls for Integration, Nations Rapproachment 28 de agosto de 2017, 15:04La Paz, Aug 28 (prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales called for people''s integration while remembering the speech delivered by Martin Luther King in 1963 in defense of civil rights of black people in the United States. Military Finds Tunnel From Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego, California Mexico, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina)Mexican Military found a tunnel from Tijuana Mexican city to San Diego, southwest of the US, this route was employed for drug-trafficking and undocumented migrants, security authorities reported today. Ecuador Organizes Trade Mission to Guatemala and El Salvador Quito, August 28 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador is today organizing the Trade Mission of Cosmetics and Cleaning Supplies to Guatemala and El Salvador, scheduled from September 25 through 28. Paraguay Wins Guinness World Record for Longest Cake Asuncion, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay has today a Guinness world record in pastries, the longest cake of the world measuring 502 meters, but in addition to the record, its pastry cooks wanted to draw attention to child abuse in the country. Mossoro, Lula's Last Stopover in Rio Grande do Norte Brasilia, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) The city of Mossoro will be the last stopover of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the Caravan of Hope in Rio Grande do Norte. Ecuadorian President Talks with ELN-Colombian Gov't Representants Quito, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) President Lenin Moreno is holding talks in this capital today with the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government, in search of a peace agreement. Sixteen Countries Confirmed for Business Round in Bolivian Fair La Paz, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) A total of 16 countries already confirmed their attendance to the business round at the International Fair of Santa Cruz, from September 27 to 29, in that Bolivian city, informed organizers. Venezuela's FM Blames US, Opposition for Economic Woes Moscow, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has underlined the cynicism of the US imposing sanctions, called for the opposition, and blaming the government of Nicolas Maduro for the country''s economic woes. Caravan of Hope Arrives with Lula to Campina Grande Brasilia, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The Caravan of Hope headesd by former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will end today its stay in Campina Grande, northeastern state of Paraiba. FARC-EP Starts Foundation of New Political Party Bogota, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia- People''s Army (FARC-EP) started today the foundation congress of a new political party, after its disarmament as a guerrilla force. USA Builds Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela, Arreaza denounces United Nations, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States is maneuvering to manufacture a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and seeks to starve its people, said the country''s foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza. UN: Venezuela Denounces US Crusade United Nations, Aug 27 (Prensa Latina) The world''s largest oil reserves, a privileged geographic position and the push for a political, economic and social process far from external opinions make Venezuela a target of US aggression and interference. USA Is Plotting Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela, Says Top Minister Por Waldo MendiluzaUnited Nations, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The United States is taking actions to fabricate a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and seeks to make the Venezuelan people yield to hunger, the South American country''s foreign minister, Jorge Arrezaga denounced here. Bolivia Condemns US Financial Blow against Venezuela La Paz, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned Saturday the new financial sanctions of the US against Venezuela, which are aimed at affecting key economic sectors. Cuba Condemns New Attacks against Venezuela Havana, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno has voiced his country''s condemnation of the new US sanctions against Venezuela. Peru Interested in Buying Russia's New MiG-29 M2 Fighter Jets Moscow, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Peru could purchase a batch of Russian fighter jets, the well-known MiG-29 M2 fighter jets, according to MIG Corporation General Manager Ilia Tarasenko. US President Remarks Against Venezuela Are Rejected in Cuba Havana, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Ambassador to Havana, Ali Rodriguez, rejected Friday the remarks and diabolic plans of the US government against his country, trying to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Paraguayans Celebrate Guarani Language Day Asuncion, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Guarani Language Day, an official language in Paraguay along with Spanish, is celebrated today on occasion of the constitutional rank granted to it in 1967. Communist Party of Ecuador Ratifies Support to Citizen Revolution By Sinay Cespedes Moreno UN Secretary General Welcomes Venezuelan Foreign Minister United Nations, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is welcoming today Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, at a meeting in which dialogue is expected to focus on the situation in the South American country. Argentine: Former President Carlos Menem to Run for Senate Buenos Aires, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) Former Argentine President Carlos Menem will be able to run to a seat in the Senate after the National Electoral Chamber (NEC) decision to enable his candidature for La Rioja province. Lula Meets Naval and Oil Industries Workers Brasilia, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) A meeting between workers and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in defense of the naval and oil industries marks today the presence of the former Brazilian president in the state of Pernambuco. Eight Regional Countries Win Latin America Green Awards Quito, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America Green Awards, granted in 10 categories, have been distributed among eight regional countries, which now see greater opportunities to make their environmental projects more durable and profitable. New Gas Price Scale to Be Presented in Bolivia La Paz, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The minister of Hydrocarbons of Bolivia, Luis Alberto Sanchez, said that a new international gas price scale is being prepared and will be presented at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Chile and East Caribbean Add Interests to Common Links Fausto Triana, Special Envoy New Venezuelan Constitution to Be Subject to People's Referendum Caracas, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The new Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will be subject to a people''s referendum, in accordance with the decision of delegates to the National Constituent Assembly, who unanimously ratified the proposal. Che Had Also Planned Fighting in Peru, says Historian Lima, Aug 25 (Prensa Latina) The scarcely-known plan of Argentinean-Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara to fight in Peru, country he had known in his youth, came out in a historic talking event on his struggle in Bolivia. Bolivian President Stresses Lithium Industrialization Importance La Paz, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales highlighted today that industrialization of lithium was a process of economic and energy sovereignty to his country. Russia and Bolivia Advocate for a Better Cooperation Moscow, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Russia and Bolivia are advocating for strengthening their military-technical cooperation, as part of their goals to deepening their bilateral relations. Second Naval District Confirms 22 Deaths in Wreckage in Brazil Brasilia, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Second Naval District in Salvador, Bahia''s state, confirmed todayat least 22 deaths, victims of a boat''s wreckage in Bahía de Todos los Santos. Maduro to Receive ANC Plan Against Economic War Caracas, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) will send Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro a plan of measures to face the war that crosses the economic sector in the South American country, announced today the popular legislator Enrique Ramos. China Grants Bolivia US $1.6 Billion Loan La Paz, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) China has granted loans to Bolivia valued at $1.6 billion USD, mainly for the construction of roads, Planning Minister, Mariana Prado, said. Paraguayan Police Chief and Subordinates Accused of Extortion Asuncion, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Paraguayan police chief and two of his subordinates are today accused of extortion due to a Brazilian student''s complaint. Carifesta 2017 Welcomes Chile in Barbados 24 de agosto de 2017, 09:18Bridgetown, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) After heavy rains and floods due to Tropical Storm Harvey, the Caribbean party (Carifesta) welcomed Chile with open arms. Barbados Overlooks Mishaps and Opens High Level Visit from Chile Fausto Triana, Special Envoy Lula to Meet with Members of More Doctors Program in Recife Brasilia, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is arriving today in Recife with the Caravan of Hope, will meet with members of the More Doctors Program. The meeting in this capital of the northern state of Pernambuco is scheduled for 18:30 hours, local time, and will be preceded by a visit by the ex-president to the Cais do Sertao Museum, which pays tribute to the culture, history and the people of the Brazilian sertao region (backcountry). Despite Government Pressure, Peruvian Teachers' Strike Continues Lima, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) A decree that puts in immediate effect the improvements achieved by a long strike of Peruvian teachers and a call to return to their schools, are now insufficient to resolve the conflict, marked by large rallies. Cuban National Hero in Argentina on Working Visit Buenos Aires, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Ramon Labañino, vice president of the National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC), kicked off a working visit in Argentina Wednesday accompanied by ANEC vice president Amelia Caridad Lopez Victoris. Chile and Honduras Sign Agreements and Increase Cooperation Tegucigalpa, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean and Honduran presidents presided over the signing of two agreements to increase bilateral cooperation regarding mining, environment and climate change. Brazilian University Grants Honorary Doctorate to Lula da Silva Brasilia, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) There is no title that pays such huge social contribution, asserted today the rector of the University of the State of Alagoas (UNEAL), Jairo da Costa, at the ceremony to award a Doctorate Honoris Causa to former brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. Bolivian Economy Grew in First Half of 2017 La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 3.34 percent in the first quarter of 2017, and the government maintains the projection growth of 4.7% by December this year, stressed Wednesday Economy Minister Mario Guillen. Singer Juan Luis Guerra Takes Again the 'Bilirrubina' to Nicaragua Managua, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra will offer a concert in Nicaragua on October 20, four years later of his previous performance in that nation. Venezuela Condemns Panama Decision to Demand Traveler Visas Caracas, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza today described as anti-integrationist the migration measure taken by Panama against Venezuela, according to which all Venezuelan citizens will have to apply for a visa to travel to that country. Costa Rica: Challenges of Using Public Information on Debate San Jose, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Some 500 representatives of governments, civil society, the academia and the technological sector from the American continent are meeting here from today until Friday to analyze the achievements and challenges of opening and using public information. Lula to Receive 13th Doctorate Honoris Causa in Algoas Brasilia, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will receive its thirteenth Doctorate Honoris Causa today at the State University of Algoas (Uneal), a number of awards never granted to any other Brazilian head of State. Bolivian Film Dark Skull, Among the Favorites to Fenix Awards La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) After conquering achievements in festivals at Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Chile and Brazil, Bolivian film Dark Skull or Viejo Calavera, is among the favorites in the fourth version of Fenix Awards, local media reported today. Cuba Hosts 13th International Symposium and 2017 Hip Hop Event Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to Harry Belafonte and Cuban women, the 13th International Symposium and the 2017 Hip Hop Event is begining today, in which artists from six countries will participate. Bolivia Willing to Help Organize Summit to Support Venezuela La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is willing to help in the organization of the World Summit of Solidarity with Venezuela, called by President Nicolas Maduro, according to statements by Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni published today. Bolivia Facing Regional Challenges to Energy Integration La Paz, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Regional challenges for energy integration and the possibilities of Bolivia as exporter of electricity from renewable sources, are key issues at the fair Expo Gas and Energy 2017, opened today in Santa Cruz. Colombia to Set USD$10m Aside on Pope Francis's Visit Bogota, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Colombia will set 10 million dollars aside for Pope Francis''s official visit to four cities of the South American nation, as revealed by the General and Vice President, Oscar Naranjo, in charge of the security for the Supreme Pontiff. Chile and Honduras to Strengthen Ties with Top-Level Agenda 23 de agosto de 2017, 08:07Tegucigalpa, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) The Presidents of Chile and Honduras will carry out today an agenda dedicated to strengthening their bilateral ties, with emphasis on economy, trade, environment and climate change issues. Colombian New Trade Minister Takes Office Bogota, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos hand over the post to Maria Lorena Gutierrez, the new minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism and assigned her to work with the private sector and consolidate peace in the country. Ecuador and El Salvador to Consolidate Bilateral Trade Quito, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and El Salvador are getting close to the consolidation of their bilateral cooperation and commercial flow, through the Partial Scope Agreement for Economic Complementation, already approved by the Ecuadorian Government. Bolivian President Highlights Benefits of National Economic Change La Paz, (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales recalled today that the change of economic model in Bolivia allowed the development of the country and to invest in social projects. Bogota Park Restored for Pope Francis' Mass Bogota, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The restoration works of the Simon Bolivar park, one of the largest green lungs in Bogota, is beginning today with a view to the mass Pope Francis will say on September 7, during his pastoral visit to Colombia. Therapeutical Abortion, Polemic Step Forward but Applauded in Chile Santiago de Chile, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Times change and in this case favorably for Chile, with the acceptance of the Constitutional Court (TC) to the bill of law on the so-called therapeutical abortion. Russia Backs Mediation of Vatican in Political crisis in Venezuela Moscow, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described the Vatican mediation as relevant in the conflict between the government and the opposition in Venezuela. Construction of Metropolitan Train in Bolivia to Have Three Stages La Paz, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The consortium formed by the Spanish company Joca and the Swiss-German Molinari, will build the metropolitan train of the Bolivian city of Cochabamba in three stages, the coordinator of that work, Ariel Torrico, said. Some 31 Environmental Projects Opt for Latin America Green Awards Quito, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) About 31 environmental projects are opting for the Latin American Green Awards, whose fourth edition starts today in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil. Workers' Unions Mobilize in Argentina Buenos Aires, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The General Confederation of Labor (CGT), and the CTA and the autonomous CTA trade unions are leading today a new rally at the emblematic Plaza de Mayo against the government''s economic measures, with the participation of trade unions and social organizations. Cuba Supports Struggle of Venezuela against Hegemonic Forces Havana, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuban organizations have ratified their support for Venezuela, whose government is facing the fury of hegemonic forces to overthrow democracy. Twelve Years of Cuba's Medical Cooperation with Venezuela Caracas, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s President Nicolas Maduro today saluted the 12th anniversary of the signing by Cuba and Venezuela of the Sandino Commitment, which started a massive eye health care plan. Brazil Needs to Dream and to Grow Again; Says Lula Brasilia, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva expressed his conviction today that Brazil needs to dream and grow again, as it did during the governments headed by the Workers'' Party. Passengers Air Tranport Increased in Bolivia by 13 Percent 21 de agosto de 2017, 12:07La Paz, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Air passenger traffic in Bolivia increased 13 percent during the first quarter of 2017, compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) published on Monday. Latin America and the Caribbean to Enjoy Partial Solar Eclipse Havana, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The solar eclipse that triggers great expectations today in the United States, will also be partially visible in the Caribbean and Latin America, according to specialized reports. Colombia's New Peace Commissioner Sets Priorities Bogota, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Colombian government''s new High Commissioner for Peace, Rodrigo Rivera, said that the priorities to continue the process in the country are the reintegration, implementation and reconciliation among the parties. Venezuelan Ex Attorney General Flees to Colombia Caracas, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Arturo Vilar, one of the accompanying persons of former Attorney General Luisa Ortega in his flight to Colombia, was a member of the long-standing DISIP,which was a represive secuerity service, responsible for a great deal of political crimes in Venezuela, as reported by a media today. Film Festival Sanfic in Chile Opens Santiago de Chile, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The first impact was the opening of the audiovisual exhibition of Yoko Ono who maintains her indisoluble link with John Lennon in the Sanfic Film Festival in this capital. Cuban Collaborators in Bolivia, Examples of Solidarity Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) With the satisfaction of the mission accomplished, the collaborators of the Cuban Medical Brigade are returning today to their daily activities after providing more than 21,000 free medical consultations during the Cochabamba Health Fair. Nicolas Maduro Calls World Summit of Solidarity with Venezuela Caracas, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro called a World Summit of Solidarity with the Venezuelan People to condemned the constants aggressions by the United States and the international right against democracy in his country. Some 11,000 Patients Treated in Two Days of Health Fair in Bolivia Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) About 11,000 free medical consults have been provided by Cuban collaborators and their Bolivian colleagues in the first two days of the Cochabamba Tropic Health Fair, which ends today. Costa Ricans Worry About Unemployment and Insecurity San Jose, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Unemployment and insecurity are today the main worries of Costa Ricans, according to the most recent survey by the Center of Investigation and Political Sciences (CIEP) of the University of Costa Rica. Bolivia Launches Truth Commission La Paz, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will take an oath to the five members of the Truth Commission that will research crimes committed by military dictatorships from 1964 to 1982. Paraguay Confirms Regional Accelerated Deforestation Asuncion, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) An average of 162 hectares of forests disappear per day in the western region of Paraguay, according to a report that covers until last May and reproduced today in the press. PDVSA Produces 250,000 Barrels of Oil Daily Caracas, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The president of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Eulogio del Pino, confirmed that his country produces more than 250,000 barrels of crude oil daily with a commercial alliance with Chinese, Italian, French and Russian partners. Venezuelan Opposition Lopez's Attorney Involved in Extortion Network 19 de agosto de 2017, 11:38Caracas, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Attorney Jose Parra, who defended Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on several occasions to the court, is closely involved in extortion network operating in the Attorney General''s Office, as reported today by the press. Bolivia, Pumping Heart of Hydrocarbons in South America 19 de agosto de 2017, 00:38Por Claudia DupeirónLa Paz (Prensa Latina) Bolivia consolidated its position as a hydrocarbons power in South America by signing export agreements with several countries in the region such as Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay during the 7th YPFB INTERNATIONAL OIL & GAS CONGRESS 2017. Venezuelan Top Official Clarifies that Parliament was Not Dissolved 18 de agosto de 2017, 19:54Caracas, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly (ANC) President Delcy Rodriguez clarified today that the country''s Parliament, in disobedience, had not been dissolved, but ordered its deputies to work abiding by the Bolivarian Constitution. Evo Morales Appreciates Cuban Medical Support at Health Fair Chapare, Bolivia, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales thanked Cuban doctors participating with Bolivian colleagues at the Cochabamba Tropic Health Fair, where they will offer consultations in 22 specialties for three days. Venezuela: Pandora's Box Opens in Ex-Attorney General's Case Caracas, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The scandal of corruption, extortion and impunity that involves former Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega today added new evidence that accuses her of being the brains behind the escalation of violence that shook the country recently. Former Parliamentarian Leader Cunha Ready to Expose Temer Brazil, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Former leader of the Chamber of Deputies Eduardo Cunha asked to reopen negotiations with the Attorney General''s Office to seal an reward winning denunciation accord involving President Michel Temer, newspaper Brasil 247 revealed today. Bolivia to Set Up Rapid-Reaction Groups in the Border With Chile La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Customs Office of Bolivia (ANB) will set up this month the first fixed immediate reaction camp, to fight the smuggling activities and reinforce the control operations in the border with Chile. Brazil Sank and Is Charting a Rudderless Course, Lula Says Brasilia, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Brazil sank and is charting a rudderless course, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said today in an interview with Radio Metrópole, of Salvador de Bahía, where he kicked off the so-called Caravan of Hope on Thursday. First South American White Rhino Born in Chile 18 de agosto de 2017, 11:52Santiago, Chile, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Pantaleon is the name of the first white rhino or square-lipped rhinoceros born in South America. This historical birth occurred on July 27 in Chile''s Buin Zoo, 35 kilometers south of the capital, the news said. Evo Morales Says That US Intentions Against Venezuela are a Failure 18 de agosto de 2017, 11:06La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has termed a ''total failure'' the US actions for support in Latin America in order to carry out a military intervention in Venezuela. Mexico to Bring Those Involved in Odebrecht Bribes to Justice Mexico, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Attorney General''s Office of the Republic (PGR, in Spanish), Raul Cervantes, assured today that the full force of the law will be applied, without exceptions, if it is proved that Mexican officials received bribes from the Brazilian company Odebrecht. Lula at the Town Hall of Cruz de las Almas Brasilia, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The former president of Brazil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will receive today the homage of the town hall of the locality of Cruz de las Almas in the state of Bahia, where he started a tour of the northeast of the country. Debate on Abortion in Chile at Crucial Stage Santiago, Chile, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The passionate debate in one or another direction on the decriminalization of abortion in three causes in Chile, is reaching a crucial stage today with the final arguments at the Constitutional Court (TC). Bolivia Foreign Exchange Reserves Rise by $339 million USD La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia foreign exchange reserves have increased by USD $339 million from January 1 through August 16, 2017, the Central Bank President Pablo Ramos reported. Che's Economic Thinking Highlighted in Bolivia La Paz, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Che''s economic thinking, his contributions to the Cuban revolutionary process and the force of his ideas in the island nation were debated at a session of the Ernesto Guevara Chair in this city. Venezuelan Electoral Power Confirms 76 Parties Caracas, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela confirmed today that 76 - 21 national ranking and 55 territorial - political parties applied for regional elections in October. Paraguayans Suggested to Hold A Guarani Language Week 18 de agosto de 2017, 00:16Asuncion, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) For the fourth consecutive year, The Paraguayan Secretary''s Office for Linguistic Policies (SPL) issued a suggestion to the Paraguayan citizens for them to live a week using the Guarani language, the second official language in the country, together with Spanish. Argentinian Groups Lead Demonstration to Show Support for Venezuela Buenos Aires, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Argentinian social organizations gathered outside the Palacio de San Martin, headquarters of the Foreign Ministry, in a demonstration to deplore the threats made by US President Donald Trump against Venezuela. General Padrino Reiterates that Armed Forces Will Defend Venezuela Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister General Vladimir Padrino said today that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) will take arms and defend the country against the threats posed by the United States to attack the country. Opposition Distorts Indigenous Issue, Say Sources in Bolivia La Paz, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from the Bolivian opposition distort the indigenous issue and set themselves as protectors of the environment, in an attempt to attack President Evo Morales, said political leaders here today. Russia Calls Attacks against Venezuela Unacceptable Moscow, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Foreign Ministry called today unacceptable the threats of a US military intervention in Venezuela and the imposition of unilateral economic sanctions by Washington. Barbados Hosts Caribbean Festival CARIFESTA Bridgetown, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The 13th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA, is beginning today with the participation of artists, craftsmen, writers and academicians from about 30 countries of the region. Venezuelan Vice President Rejects US Interference Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami today condemned the United States'' pretensions of destabilizing and attacking the Venezuelan people through a supposed coalition of Latin American governments. The Counterpoints in Pence's Visit to Chile Santiago, Chile, (Prensa Latina) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited Chile for about 24 hours, enough time to try an idyllic image with part of Latin America that resulted in condemnation by several sectors. Lula Tours Brazil in Caravan of Hope Brasilia, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Brasilia, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva kicked off today a national political tour from Salvador de Bahia to visit nine states in northeastern Brazil, a tour that many have described as the caravan of hope. Mexican Opposition Demands Investigation of Brazilian Company Mexico, August 17 (Prensa Latina) Opposition parties in Mexico are demanding the government to present the audit''s results carried out to Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) during the administration of Emilio Lozoya, involved today in the case of bribery of the Brazilian company Odebrecht. Venezuela's Attorney General Denounces Powerful Extortion Network Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Deputy Julio Chavez, member of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), has said today that the corruption allegation in the Attorney General's Office has struck a powerful international extortion network. Venezuela Dismantles Drug Camps Near Colombian Border Caracas, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities have confirmed today that two clandestine drug camps were dismantled in Zulia state, close to Colombian border, where cocaine were being processed in 26 illegal labs. Debate on Partial Decriminalization of Abortion Prevails in Chile Santiago de Chile, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) With a permanent debate despite the support of 70 percent of the people, the Constitutional Court (TC) of Chile began the hearings for and against the decriminalization of abortion. New Criticism to Expulsion of Venezuelan Ambassador in Peru Lima, (Prensa Latina) A Peruvian parliamentary deputy considered an expression of double standard the expulsion of the Ambassador of Venezuela in Peru, Diego Molero, while an analyst pointed out the uneffectiveness and the isolation of the measure. Extortion Network Found at Venezuelan Public Ministry 16 de agosto de 2017, 17:04Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) National Constituent Assembly (ANC) member Diosdado Cabello denounced today, before the Venezuelan Justice, an extortion network that was operating at the Public Ministry (MP), during the term of office of Attorney General Luisa Ortega. There is No Other Way than Negotiation in Venezuela, Says UN 16 de agosto de 2017, 15:36United Nations, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asserted today that negotiation was the only path in Venezuela to resolve the political differences between the Government and the opposition. Venezuela Dismantles Terrorist Plan to Attack Presidential Palace Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A plan to attack Miraflores Palace (government headquarters) and the kidnapping of top Venezuelan officials was neutralized here by the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN). Temer, Meirelles Cause the Bigger Fiscal Disaster in Brazilian History Brasilia, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer and Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles have triggered the biggest fiscal disaster in the country''s history in just one year, according to Brasil 247 newspaper. Russia Strengthens Ties With Bolivia Moscow, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has highlighted today the strength and positive development of ties between his country and Bolivia, after welcoming his South American counterpart, Fernando Huanacuni, in this capital. Canadian Enterprise Attempts to Freeze Venezuelan Assets in the U.S. Caracas, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Th state enterprise Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) announced today it will take legal measures before the demand of Canadian company Crystallex, which pretends to seize Venezuelan assets in the United States. A Warning on Risks in Colombian Ecosystems Bogota, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Some 46 percent out of 81 Colombian ecosystems are in danger of collapsing; thus, jeopardizing the background that depends on them, a study of Humboldt Institute stated today. Lula Wins Six Points in Vote Intention for Presidential Election Brasilia, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has won six percentage points over the past few weeks in vote intention, thus strengthening his leadership in the race to the 2018 election, according to a poll published today. Venezuelan President Pays Tribute to Marti and Fidel Castro in Cuba Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has paid tribute to Cuban National Hero, Jose Marti, and the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro, at the Santa Ifigenia cemetery, local press reported today. Lula to Kick Off Tour of Northeastern Brazil Brasilia, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The subway station in the neighborhood of Pituasu, in Salvador de Bahia, will be the starting point of a tour of nine northeastern states that former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will start on Thursday. Colombia ELN Rebels May Call Unilateral Ceasefire for Pope's Visit Bogota, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Social organizations in Colombia have asked government and ELN leaders in the Quito talks to declare a temporary unilateral ceasefire for Pope Francis´s visit next month. Aggression on Venezuela Denounced in Spain Madrid, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Several political, social and solidarity Spanish organizations have denounced today the escalation of attacks against the people and government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Bolivian President to Visit China in 2018 to Strengthen Links La Paz, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will make a visit to China next year, to increase the level of bilateral relations to move up later on to a strategic association. Costa Rica Supports Military Victim of Sexual Violence in Chile 15 de agosto de 2017, 18:05San Jose, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican Government revealed today that it was carrying out all the necessary proceedings to guarantee security and accompaniment to a Police officer from this country that denounced to have been victim of sexual violence in Chile. People Without Fear Front Calls for Outlining New Project for Brazil 15 de agosto de 2017, 17:10Brasilia, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) In an exercise of broad participation of the people, the People Without Fear Front urged civil society to outline a new project for Brazil, which is currently plunged into the largest institutional crisis since the return to democracy. President Defends Unity During Traditional Celebrations in Bolivia 15 de agosto de 2017, 17:08La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today he wished that Bolivians lived in unity and with dignity, during his participation in the traditional celebrations of the Virgin of Urkupiña, in the central city of Quillacollo. Colombia: General Disarmament of FARC-EP Concludes 15 de agosto de 2017, 16:12Bogota, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) With the presence of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos the disarmament process of FARC-EP concluded with the delivery of the 250 rifles they had for the protection of the so-called ''veredales'' (26) in the country. Venezuelan Far Right Did Not Win People's Majority Support 15 de agosto de 2017, 15:45Caracas, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The rebel plan schemed by the Venezuelan opposition did not achieve the so-yearned-after social explosion, with participation by the people sectors that traditionally supported Chavez, Hinterlaces pollster Director Oscar Schemel. Multi Discipline Forum on Cancer Opens in Argentina Buenos Aires, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) With a call to join efforts to work on effective public policies, the 2nd Multi Discipline Forum on Cancer was opened in this capital Tuesday. FAO Highlights Bolivian Government Plans to Tackle Drought La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Crispim Moreira, representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Bolivia, has highlighted the plans developed by the government to mitigate the effects of climate problems such as drought. Bolivia: Bioceanic Train, Strategic Project of the Region La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Public Works of Bolivia, Milton Claros, affirmed that the bioceanic train is today a strategic project for the region and has the support of several South American, European and Asian countries. Evo Morales Rejects US Vice President Statements on Venezuela La Paz, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has rejected today some statements made by U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence, against Venezuela during his 48-hour visit to Colombia. Asia-Pacific Countries Discuss Population Aging Hanoi, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Concerned about the growing trend of the aging populations, the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum have discussed today how to address this phenomenon in a honorable way for citizens and sustainable for the countries. Budget Cuts Imposed by Temer Leave Brazilian Borders Unprotected Brasilia, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Budget cuts imposed on the Armed Forces by Michel Temer's administration left Brazil's borders unprotected, warned today by the Brasil 247 e-journal. Probe Demanded on Odebrecht Corruption Case in Mexico Mexico, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) Workers' Party (PT) in Mexico demanded that government authorities look deep into charges against Emilio Lozoya, former president of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) for allegedly receiving bribes from Brazilian firm Odebrecht. Imprisonment of Chilean Colonia Dignidad Doctor Welcomed in Germany By Harald Neuber Daniel Ortega Rejects Trump's Threats against Venezuela Managua, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) The Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has rejected today US President Donald Trump´s threat for a military action on Venezuela and recalled that Latin America and the Caribbean was declared as a zone of peace. Chile prepares Economic-Commercial Mooring on China Santiago de Chile, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) After its official launching last Friday, Chile started to prep-up details of a vigorous promotional multifaceted campaign in China, which it will displayfrom August 29 to September 8 in the Asian giant. Uruguay is Visited by Unprecedented Amount of Tourists in 2017 Montevideo, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) In the recent seven months of 2017 Uruguay was visited by 2,423,000 tourists, an unprecedented total in this country, said minister of Tourism Liliam Kechichian. Former Presidents against International Intervention in Venezuela 14 de agosto de 2017, 17:06Caracas, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Former presidents José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (Spain), Martín Torrijos (Panama) and Leonel Fernández (Dominican Republic) rejected the threats by US President Donald Trump against the government and people of Venezuela. Brazil: Budget Cut Might Bring Armed Forces to a Standstill 14 de agosto de 2017, 17:05Brasilia, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The cut of the annual budget set up by the management of Michel Temer might bring the Brazilian Armed Forces to a standstill, said senior military commanders that were quoted today by the UOL news website. Technical Tie between Cristina Fernandez and Esteban Bullrich 14 de agosto de 2017, 16:33Buenos Aires, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) After a long wait and slow count of votes, the electoral results to reveal the list of aspirants to the Argentinean Senate in the province of Buenos Aires, showed a technical tie between Cristina Fernández (Unidad Ciudadana) and Esteban Bullrich (Cambiemos). 'It's Time for Humankind to Stand Up,' Says General Padrino 14 de agosto de 2017, 16:31Caracas, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) ''It is time for humankind to stand up and understand that wars have no lofty goals,'' Venezuelan Defense Minister General Vladimir Padrino said today while rejecting the threats posed by the United States against Venezuela. Another 24 Pinochet's Followers Sentenced for their Crimes in Chile 14 de agosto de 2017, 14:25Santiago de Chile, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Another 24 ex agents of Augusto Pinochet''s dictatorship were sentenced today by the Court of Appeal of Santiago, for two proved crime files. Brazilian Economy Will Grow 0.34 Percent Brasilia, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Gross Domestic Product could reach by 2017 a barely growth of 0.34 percent, according to estimations of financial market, reported today by Brazilian Central Bank. Despite U.S. Aggressions, Venezuela Pursues Peace Caracas, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) We have been forced to live under a financial blockade, mediatic war and, notwithstanding, the people bets on living in peace with the Bolivarian Revolution, affirmed today the Venezuelan Minister for University Education, Science and Technology, Hugbe Roa. Bolivia Hosts Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival La Paz, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Puka Ñawi International Human Rights Film Festival is beginning today in the Bolivian city of Sucre with the screening of the film ''La mujer del animal'' (The Animal''s Wife) by Colombian director Victor Gaviria. The PASO in Argentina and What Is Coming Buenos Aires, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The results of the Open, Simultaneous and Compulsory Primaries (PASO, in Spanish) mark today what is coming in Argentina in the legislative election on October 22 with the most prominent political forces: Cambiemos and Unidad Ciudadana. Peace Has Another Acronym: ELN Bogota, (Prensa Latina) The peace talks between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, are on a standby until the first week of September, when Colombia will welcome Pope Francis. South African Unions Show Support for Former Brazilian President Lula Pretoria, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has today expressed its strong solidarity with former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and also condemned Michel Temer''s regime for eroding labor achievements in that South American nation. India to Donate Well Drilling Rigs to Bolivia La Paz, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) In order to mitigate the drought, India''s government will donate two well drilling rigs to the Bolivian department of Beni, said the president of the Federation of Cattle Owners of that region (Fegabeni), Abdón Nacif Abularach. US Vice President Pence's Visits to Colombia Concludes Bogota, August 14 (Prensa Latina) US Vice President Mike Pence wound up today his 48-hour visit to Colombia, after meeting with President Juan Manuel Santos in the city of Cartagena de Indias. China Defends Non-interference in Venezuela and Other Countries Beijing, Aug 14 (Prensa-Latina) The Chinese Foreign Ministry today defended the importance of not interfering in the internal affairs of the countries by offering their opinion on the recent threats of US President Donald Trump on Venezuela. Cristina Fernandez Criticizes Delays in Counting Primary Elections Buenos Aires, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) President Cristina Fernandez, who strengthened today her candidacy for Senator in the Congress, has described as international spectacle the delay in the provisional vote recount of the results in the Open, Simultaneous and Mandatory Primaries (PASO). Tibute to Fidel Castro on His 91st Birthday Anniversary in Peru Lima, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Castro''s words of advice on the unity of revolutionary and progressive forces were highlighted in Peru, during a tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution on his 91st birthday anniversary. Bolivian President promulgates Law for Indigenous People Development 13 de agosto de 2017, 14:22La Paz, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) In a mass meeting in the city of Trinidad, Bolivian President Evo Morales promulagted a law today to facilitate integration and sustainable development in indigenous communities in the region called Tipnis. Uruguayan Left Deplores Threats by Trump to Venezuela Montevideo, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan Governing Broad Front criticized the threats by US President Donald Trump to carry out a military action against Venezuela, the media in this country published today. Colombian City Receives US Vice President Bogota, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) The security arrangements scheduled to receive US Vice President Mike Pence in the Colombian Caribbean resort of Cartagena de Indias, will be as much deep as those for Heads of State and Government. Chucho Valdes Opens Jazz Cycle in Havana Havana, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Jesus (Chucho) Valdes does not understand about conventions, if it is all about music. So it was showed, in a concert the Cuban outstanding jazz piano player and composer offered at the Havana Alicia Alonso Theater Saturday. Lula Puts Brazil on the Move Por by Moisés Pérez MokBrasilia, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) Leader in all voter polling surveys for the 2018 elections, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will begin a tour of nine Northeastern states on August 17 that seeks to put Brazil on the move. Argentina: Emotional Tribute to Fidel Castro for 91st Year of Birth Buenos Aires, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) An emotional ceremony full of symbolism, patriotism and Latin Americanism was held here by Argentinians and Cubans to honor historic leader Fidel Castro on occasion of the 91st year of his birth. Relevance of Fidel Castro's Ideology Ratified in Bolivia La Paz, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivians and friends of the Cuban Revolution ratified here the relevance of the ideas of Fidel Castro, considered one of the giants of Latin American emancipation. Bolivia Confirms Projections of Exporting Energy to South America La Paz, Aug 12 (Prensa latina) President of the Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE) of Bolivia, Eduardo Paz, confirmed the projections of that state Enterprise of exporting energy to four nations of South America. Constituent Assembly Rejects U.S. Threats against Venezuela Caracas, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Delcy Rodríguez, rejected threats of the United States to attack Venezuela militarily and reasserted the support of Venezuelan people to President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago Analyze Gas Pojects Progress 11 de agosto de 2017, 15:59Caracas, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago assessed today in this capital the progress of the gas projects agreed between both countries, specifically that regarding the inter-connection works for gas production. Venezuelan Attorney General to Open Cases Denied by His Office 11 de agosto de 2017, 15:52Caracas, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Attorney General Tarek William Saab confirmed today in this capital the beginning of investigations that had been denied by the Attorney General''s Office into crimes during the violent actions fostered by the opposition since April. Bolivian Government Guarantees Investment in Education La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales announced today the construction of a technological institute in the department of Tarija, to bring youths from rural communities closer to this educational sector. Bolivia Makes Progress in Industrialization of Lithium La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The processes of industrialization of lithium in Bolivia today have a 50 percent execution corresponding to the industrial production of potassium chloride and the metal carbonate, reported the YLB manager Juan Carlos Montenegro. Senators Caution Trump Not to Blockade Venezuela's Oil Industry Washington, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Four Republican senators have reportedly cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump not to blockade the Venezuelan oil sector, fearing the sanctions may harm the U.S. economy. Venezuelan Right Divided Due to Contradictions Por By Livia Rodriguez DelisCaracas, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) coalition, promoter of violent actions in last 100 days in Venezuela, is currently facing a breakdown on its ranks due to political contradictions between leaders. Latin American Chronicle under Discussion at La Paz Book Fair La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) A debate about the Latin American chronicle will be held today during the 22nd International Book Fair in La Paz, scheduled until Sunday, August 13, at the Chuquiago Marka field of this Bolivian city. Confused Situation in Peruvian Teachers' Strike after Dialogue Lima, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) A strike by regional trade unions of Peruvian teachers continues after talks between the workers'' leaders and President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a dialogue that will continue tomorrow with the minister of Education. Colombian Foreign Minister Highlights Cuba's Role in Peace Process Buenos Aires, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) I think we, the Colombians, will never have how to thank the Cuban government and that commitment to help and collaborate with peace, Colombia´s Foreign Minister, Maria Angela Holguin, said here. ECLAC Analyzes Situation in Latin America and Caribbean Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Barcena expressed hope today that China will become a strategic partner of the region. Pre-Election Silence Rules on PASO in Argentina Buenos Aires, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) 48 hours after Primary, Open, Simultaneous and Mandatory (PASO), the electoral silence enters into force today for all pre-candidates from various parties and alliances, who aspire to an Argentinian Congress seat. Maduro Greets Opposition Parties that will Attend Elections Caracas, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, greeted all opposition parties that registered candidates before the National Electoral Council and are ready to participate in Decembner 10 elections. Constituent Assembly Ratifies Maduro as President of Venezuela Caracas, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) has ratified Nicolas Maduro as a president of Venezuela for fully complying with all his constitutional duties and obligations. Chile prepares Big Business Mission to Guatemala Santiago de Chile, Aug 11(Prensa Latina) Chile prepares a great business mission to Guatemala, oriented to make direct investments and joint production processes, revealed the Direction of International Economic Relations (Direcon). PASO Primaries in Argentina, Precandidates Close Campaigns Buenos Aires, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Election campaigns for the primaries closed the eve with different rallies before voting on Sunday at the so-called called PASO primaries. Bolivia and Chile to Check on Border Crimes La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia and Chile will continue to look into how to solve border crimes affecting them such as vehicle robbery and illegal entry of merchandise. Bolivian Contribution to Regional Integration Projects Highlighted 11 de agosto de 2017, 00:20La Paz, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Andean Community Secretary-General (CAN) Walker San Miguel highlighted Bolivia''s contribution to regional integration, through projects such as the Central Bi-Oceanic Railway Corridor. Brazil Grain Harvest to Set Record 10 de agosto de 2017, 18:03Brasilia Aug10 (Prensa Latina) Grain harvest will grow 31.1 percent this year, compared to 2016 and will reach a record figure of 242.1 million tons, estimated today the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Issues Decree on Public Powers 10 de agosto de 2017, 17:12Caracas, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly (ANC) approved the official decree that guarantees full and harmonious work among Public Powers in the country, the institution president, Delcy Rodriguez announced today. Evo Morales Talks about War as a Solution to Capitalist Crisis 10 de agosto de 2017, 16:01La Paz, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales said today that war is a pretext of the great powers like the United States to solve the crisis of capitalism. Strikers Block Border Crossings from Peru to Bolivia 10 de agosto de 2017, 15:58Lima, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Striking teacher groups blocked the transit by road in the Peruvian southern Andean region of Puno Thursday, preventing vehicle access to the crossing the border to Bolivia, said radio stations in that territory Thursday. Peruvian Defense Minister Travels to Brazil Friday Lima, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Defense Minister Jorge Nieto will travel to Tabatinga, bordering Peru and Brazil, where he will talk with his colleague Raúl Jungman about security issues in the zone. Maduro Highlights Congratulations From Cuban President to Venezuela Caracas, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted the historic nature of the congratulatory letter sent by his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, on the people''s victory to establish the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Colombian Congress Pays Tribute to Patriotic Union Bogota, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Congress of the Republic paid tribute to the victims of genocide against Patriotic Union (UP, in Spanish) by unveiling a commemorative plaque today at the National Capitol of Colombia. Brazil Jumps to the Top of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Zurich, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Five-times world champions Brazil have jumped today to the top the International Football Association (FIFA) ranking, followed by World Champion Germany. Brazil to Harvest Record Grain Crop in 2017 Brasilia Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Grain harvest will grow this year 31.1 percent in Brazil with respect to 2016, and it will reach a record figure of 242.1 million tons, estimated the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics ( IBGE) today. Colombia: Favorable Echo to De la Calle's Presidential Candidacy Bogota, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The presidential candidacy launched this week by a group of citizens in favor of former President Humberto de la Calle has been echoed by Colombian politicians from different trends. Venezuela Rejects New US Sanctions Against its Democracy Caracas, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry has rejected today the new unilateral sanctions applied by the US government, this time against eight members of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Ecuadorians Remember the First Cry of Independence Quito, August 10 (Prensa Latina) On August 10, 1809 started the struggles for the emancipation of Ecuador with the First Shout of Independence of this South American nation, commemorating today the relevant date. Bolivia and Chile Discuss Anti-crime Procedures La Paz, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) In response to the commitments of the XIII meeting of the Border and Integration Committee, representatives of the Bolivian Police and Carabineers of Chile today define procedures against crimes in common areas. La Paz Book Fair Paid Tribute to Che Guevara La Paz, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Several speakers highlighted the validity of the legacy of Ernesto Che Guevara in the process of Bolivian change, during a conversation held last night at the La Paz Book Fair, which continues its activities today at the Chuquiago Marka fairground of this city. Germany Investing in Ecuador Quito, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) German's investment opportunities in Ecuador are growing today, with the proposal of DSH (Deutsch Spanische Handelsgesellschaft) company to allocate $500 million USD to implement tourism projects in this South American country. China Donated Bicycles for Chilean Police 10 de agosto de 2017, 00:58Beijing, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Santiago de Chile''s mayor, Felipe Alessandri, thanked China for a new donation of bicycles for the capital''s police, Xinhua news agency reports Wednesday. Cuba's President Hails Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly Havana, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Cuba''s President Raul Castro has congratulated Venezuelans on behalf of the Cuban people for the victory in electing and establishing a National Constituent Assembly. In a letter to his Venezuelan peer, Nicolas Maduro, the Cuban Head of State stressed that ''with profound revolutionary joy I learnt about the outcome of the elections and the establishment of the National Constituent Assembly.'' Venezuelan ANC Highlights Economy Diversification as Development Key Caracas, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Constituent (ANC) President Delcy Rodriguez highlighted economic diversification as the only way to overcome the system used in the war by the international right against Venezuela. Bolivia Says That Trump's War Menace to DPRK is Affront to Humanity La Paz, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales warned today that Trump''s war menace against North Korea is ''an affront to humanity'' and called on the whole world to reject such position. US Motorcycle Land Racers Hit Speed Records in Bolivia La Paz, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) US motorcycle land speed racers have hit world records during the Uyuni 3600 International Speed Race, held at the world''s largest salt mining, the Bolivian Ministry of Culture and Tourism reported today. Venezuela and China Strengthen Economic Links Caracas, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and China evaluated new financial schemes during the meeting of the Bilateral High-Level Commission that met in this capital in order to strengthen relations between both nations. Opponent Leopoldo Lopez to Collaborate with Truth Commission Caracas, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who is serving a 14-year prison sentence, said in a letter that he will collaborate with the recently-established Commission for Truth, Justice and Peace in Venezuela. Economic Debate Focuses Session of Venezuelan Constituent Assembly Caracas, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The members of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) participate here today in a workshop together with the National Council of the Economy abnd government officials looking for solutions to stop the war faced by Venezuela in that field. FARC-EP Guerrillas Could Be Personal Guards in Colombia Bogota, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Senate will discuss today the organic bill authorizing former FARC-EP combatants to work as security guards of the National Protection Unit (UNP). Bolivia Invites Qatari Emir to Forum of Gas Exporting Countries 08 de agosto de 2017, 17:21La Paz, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia invited today emir of Qatar Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani to the 4th Forum of Gas Exporting Countries (GECF), to be held from November 20th to 24th in the eastern city of Santa Cruz. Alianza PAIS Seeks to Ease Tensions in Ecuador's Government 08 de agosto de 2017, 15:48Quito, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The decision of Alianza PAIS to set up a commission to ease tensions within the government of Ecuador marks a new stage in the political situation of this country. A Second Independence was Necessary in Bolivia; Confirms Ambassador 08 de agosto de 2017, 15:14Havana, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) In Bolivia, a second independence was necessary because our peoples were not yet free, assured Juan Ramón Quintana, the ambassador of this nation to Cuba. Constant USA Attack Against Venezuela Denounced Caracas, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Samuel Moncada, has denounced the constant U.S. aggression against his country''s democracy and criticized his insistence on ignoring the National Constituent Assembly. Chilean Government Alarmed by HIV Increase Santiago, Chile, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean government has taken several actions to neutralize the incidence of HIV-positive cases, which scaled up 66 percent in the last six years. Watford Sign Brazilian Richarlison From Fluminense London,Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Watford have pulled off a coup with the 1,12 million euro signing of Brazilian forward Richarlison on a five-year deal. La Paz Book Fair Pays Tribute to Book "One Hundred Years of Solitude" La Paz, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The International Book Fair (FIL) in La Paz is paying tribute today to the book ''One Hundred Years of Solitude'', a masterpiece by Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, on occasion of its 50th anniversary. Bolivia Guarantees Telecom Services by Optic Fiber La Paz, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The National Enterprise of Telecommunications of Bolivia (Entel) guarantees today the services of television, cell and fixed phones by optic fiber technology, informed the general manager of the company, Oscar Coca. Oil Prices Rises Above $50 a Barrel 08 de agosto de 2017, 11:25London, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Oil prices is currently hovering over $50 a barrel, while this stock consolidation boosts traders. Uncertainty Grows in Argentina over Disappearance of Young Man Buenos Aires, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) A week after his disappearance, uncertainty grows to find the whereabouts of Santiago Maldonado, the Argentine young man who was last seen during the repression of the gendarmerie in Cushamen, in Chubut . Ecuador Repeats Support for Dialogue, Condemns Violence in Venezuela 08 de agosto de 2017, 10:03Quito, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The government of Ecuador today repeated its support for constructive dialogue in Venezuela, condemned all forms of violence, and expressed its will to accompany any process to achieve peace and reconciliation in the neighboring country. Paraguayan Farmers Take to the Streets in Asuncion Asuncion, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The Paraguayan police intensified controls will not be an obstacle for peasants mobilized by their demands to take again to the streets of this capital today. Eclac Opens Debate On Digital Latin America and Caribbean Agenda 08 de agosto de 2017, 09:57Santiago de Chile, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) ECLAC opened the debate on the new digital agenda of Latin America and the Caribbean (eLAC2020) that looks to update trends amid the dynamic of technologies in the world. Venezuela: Registration for Regional Election Begins Caracas, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) The registration and nomination of candidates to elect the governors and the members of legislative councils in all 23 Venezuelan states opens on Tuesday until Wednesday, the National Election Council (CNE) reported today. Ancient Customs of the World to Debate in Bolivia 2018 La Paz, Aug 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will host the 2nd Forum of Ancient Civilizations in 2018 with the objective of promoting the exchange of ancestral knowledge among several countries, announced local media. Denunciation against Temer Still Unchanged, Says Attorney General Brasilia, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The denunciation for passive corruption that Preasident Michel Temer is facing continues unchanged, awaiting the end of his term of office Attorney General Rodrigo Janot asserted in statements published today. Bolivia Boosting Lithium Industry 07 de agosto de 2017, 12:12La Paz, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is boosting today its lithium industry to consolidate itself as one of the biggest exporters of that resource at a regional and worldwide level. Jaramillo to Leave Post of Colombia's High Commissioner for Peace Bogota, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Sergio Jaramillo, who for five years was the High Commissioner for Peace in the government of Juan Manuel Santos, will leave his post next week and be appointed as an ambassador to Belgium, an interview with El Espectador revealed today. Bandung to Strengthen Bilateral Ties With Mexico and Ecuador 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:53Jakarta, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The municipal government of the Indonesian city of Bandung has announced today that it will implement bilateral cooperation with Mexico and Ecuador on transport, trade and culture. WHO: Bolivia Is An Example For World in Health La Paz, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is today an example for the world in terms of health due to the progress President Evo Morales has reached in this sphere, officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) said here. World Experts to Debate in Cuba about Dengue and Other Arboviruses 07 de agosto de 2017, 11:12Havana, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban and foreign experts will debate on the current epidemiological situation in Latin America and the world at the 15th International Dengue Workshop that opens Monday in this capital. Communist Party of Chile Defines Parliamentary Candidates 07 de agosto de 2017, 10:09Santiago, Chile, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Party of Chile (CPC) has renewed its support for independent senator, Alejandro Guillier, as presidential candidate, while designing the list of candidates for the National Congress. Venezuelans March to Support Their Constituent Assembly 07 de agosto de 2017, 09:51Caracas, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Venezuelan peaceful protesters will participate in a mass street march today, expressing support for the nation´s Constituent Assembly (ANC), which this week will continue to work in search of peace and against war. Maduro Denounces U.S., Colombia Complicity in Terrorist Attack 07 de agosto de 2017, 09:06Caracas, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro denounced the complicity of the U.S. and Colombia in the terrorist attack launched against Paramacay Fort, which was neutralized by the National Bolivarian Armed Forces (Fanb in Spanish). Smallest Books on Display at La Paz Fair 07 de agosto de 2017, 08:30By Carmen Esquivel Sarria Crucial Week for the Argentine Elections 07 de agosto de 2017, 08:25By Maylin Vidal Bolivian Gas Reaches Rural Populations La Paz, Aug 7 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian State Fiscal Oildfield (YPFB) installed 23 regasification satellite stations (ERS) in remote rural populations where they currently lack conventional gas pipelines. Constitutional Vice President Glas Denounces Harassment of Relatives Quito, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s constitutional Vice President, Jorge Glas, reported harassment of his family, according to local media today. Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez Returns to House Arrest Caracas, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was returned to his house to serve his sentence, according to the press media. Maduro Offers Guarantees to Opposition in Venezuela 05 de agosto de 2017, 12:07Caracas, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The constitutional president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said today that the opposition has all guarantees of political participation in the regional election in December. Venezuelan Opposition Fears Being Left Out of Politics 05 de agosto de 2017, 09:55Caracas, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Sectors from the opposition to the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro fear losing political influence if they do not participate in the regional election scheduled for December 10, 2017. Planet Football: Neymar in Paris, Catalonians Are Furious Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) No one can say that it was Gabriel Garcia Marquez''s perennial Chronicle of a Death Foretold, but Eduardo Galeano would have certainly written substantial articles on the Transfer of the Century. Constituent Faces Hard and Complex Work in Venezuela Caracas, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) is facing a hard and complex work, starting today, to defend, deepen, renew and reinforce the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Angola: First Optic Fiber Cable to South America Ready Luanda, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Angola is to inaugurate next Wednesday the first optic fiber cable joining Africa with Latin America through the Atlantic, announced the Minister of Telecommnunications and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha. Who would believe it ?: Mexico and the CIA against Venezuela Por Orlando Oramas LeónMexico, (Prensa Latina) The government of the president Enrique Peña Nieto starkly abandoned its traditional foreign policy doctrine Estrada after announcing its collaboration with the US government in its announced sanctions against Venezuela. Mercosur Foreign Ministers to Meet in Sao Paulo Saturday Brasilia, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) The Foreign Affairs Ministers of Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay will meet this Saturday in Sao Paulo to discuss a proposal to submit Venezuela to the Ushuaia Protocol on Democratic Commitment in Mercosur. Cuba Hosts International Workshop on Arbovirus Havana, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) An international workshop to update the epidemiological context of some arbovirosis at regional and global scale will be held here as of August 7, the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK), organizer of the event, announced today. Neymar Pledges to Conquer Titles for PSG Paris, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. has stated today, in his official presentation with the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) club, that he intends to help the French club to win as much titles as possible. Venezuela: The Nine Key Goals to Restore People's Power Por Livia Rodriguez DelisCaracas, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) With the installation of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Venezuela is starting a new stage of the revolutionary process established in 1999 by late president Hugo Chavez (1954-2013) under the anti-imperialist precepts of Liberator Simon Bolivar. Venezuela Begins National Constituent Assembly's Sessions Caracas, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The National Constituent Assembly begins sessions today at the Federal Palace in this capital, to define new constitutional bases to strengthen the Bolivarian model of government, established by late president Hugo Chavez in 1999. ECLAC Predicts 4-Percent Bolivian Economy Growth La Paz, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) predicts a four-percent increase in Bolivia''s gross domestic product (GDP) for this year, according to the most recent report published today. Ecuadorian President Divests Vice President Glas of His Powers Quito, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno divested today Vice president Jorge Glas of all his powers, invested on him on May 24, after taking office for a four-year-period. France Rejects Sanctions against Venezuela Paris, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The French Government criticized that the European Union (EU) decided to implement sanctions against Venezuela, and was favored negotiation as the path to solve the conflict in that country, the news agency Europa Press reported today. Bolivia Invested More Than 700 Million Dollars in Water Projects La Paz, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s Environment Minister Carlos Ortuño reported that since 2011 the government has invested more than 4.9 billion Bolivians (nearly US $ 700 million) in the water programs MiAgua and MiRiego. ALBA Cultural House Hosts Fidel Castro Exhibition Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The ALBA Cultural House, in this Havana, today exhibits in its second level a dozen photographs focusing on the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, on the occasion of the 91st anniversary of his birth to be remembered on August 13. China Defends Venezuelan Elections, Condemns Foreign Interference Beijing, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The electoral process of the National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela was carried out with no problems, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Prensa Latina today. Workers Dismissed From PepsiCo Plant in B.A Demand Their Jobs Back Buenos Aires, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The white tent in front of the Argentine Congress by a group of 600 workers dismissed from a PepsiCo corporation, continues today as they wait for their jobs to be returned to them. Spanish Politician Highlights Transparency of Election in Venezuela Madrid, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish socialist politician Vicent Garces defended the total transparency of the process that took place in Venezuela on Sunday to elect a National Constituent Assembly (ANC), it was reported here. Bolivian, Chilean Police Prepare Meeting in La Paz 03 de agosto de 2017, 10:09La Paz, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The National Police of Bolivia and the Chilean police (carabineros) are preparing a meeting in this city today to analyze the reinforcement of security in the more-than-900-kilometer common border. Brazil's Lower House Is away from Real World, Lawmakers Says Brasilia, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Even before the House of Deputies shelved the charges of passive corruption against Brazilian President Michel Temer, the minority leader, Jose Guimaraes, regretted that that body lives today away from the real world. Venezuela's Constitutionalists Hold Working Session Caracas, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The 545 members of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), elected on July 30 by more than eight million Venezuelans, are continuing in a working session today to begin debate in the Legislative Power on August 4. USA Seeks to Seize Venezuelan Oil, WikiLeaks says Caracas, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The biggest interest the United States has been pursuing in Venezuela for decades is oil, the WikiLeaks digital site recalled through its Twitter account. Shell Brazil Interested in Bolivian Gas La Paz, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Shell Brasil CEO for Gas Market Development in America, Christian Iturri, has expressed the company's interest in buying Bolivia's gas from 2019, according to the Bolivian Ministry of Hydrocarbons. Provincial Teachers on Strike Arrive in Lima, Peru 02 de agosto de 2017, 18:39Lima, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Striking teachers from 14 Peruvian regions arrived in Lima today, after more than a month and a half of protests, while a health strike continues surrounded by the death of a child without emergency care. Piñera Leads Polls to Win Presidential Elections in Chile 02 de agosto de 2017, 18:06Santiago de Chile, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean political right celebrated the most recent poll results, which increased the advantage of ex-president Sebastian Piñera as presidential candidate for the elections in November. Demonstration of Argentinian Farmers Shakes Plaza de Mayo 02 de agosto de 2017, 18:04Buenos Aires, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people gathered today at the emblematic Plaza de Mayo, where a group of Argentinian farmers gave away 30,000 kilos of bananas to protest the indiscriminate import of this fruit in the country. Deputy President of Ecuador Expresses Differences with Measures 02 de agosto de 2017, 17:35Quito, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador''s deputy president Jorge Glas issued today a statement expressing publicly his differences with various measures and stance taken by incumbent President Lenin Moreno. Frente Amplio to Evaluate Case of Vice Presdent in Plenary 02 de agosto de 2017, 17:04Montevideo, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay''s governing Frente Amplio is evaluating to make a national plenary meeting in August to decide if the resignation of Uruguayan Vice President Raul Sendic is needed, after receiving the report from the Behaviour Court. Deputy Accuses Legislators of Making Corruption Official in Brazil Brasilia, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Federal Deputy Silvio Costa accused today part of the congress members of making corruption official in this country, because they were trying top shelve the denunciation against President Michel Temer for that crime. Evo Morales Calls on Close Torture Base at Guantanamo La Paz, Aug 2 (PL) The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, today called on the head of the White House, Donald Trump, to close the prison installed in the territory illegally occupied by the Guantanamo Naval Base, in the east of Cuba. Ecuador's Public Prosecution Looking Into New Hints in Odebrecht Case Quito, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The general attorney of Ecuador, Carlos Baca, today reported that new hints are investigated in search of tangible proofs in the corruption case of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in this country. Argentine Farmers to Give Away Free Bananas As a Protest Buenos Aires, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) As a protest for what they consider an indiscriminate importation and sale at a very low price, a group of farmers from three Argentine provinces are giving away today about 30 tons of bananas at the Plaza de Mayo. Venezuelan People Set Forth Core Issues for Constituent Assembly By Livia Rodriguez Delis Situation in Venezuela Is Not a Threat to Peace, Diplomats at UN Say United Nations, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The situation in Venezuela does not pose a threat to international peace and security, said the UN Security Council president this month, Egyptian ambassador Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta. Popular Mobilization will Follow Voting of Temer Denunciation 02 de agosto de 2017, 09:45Brasilia, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Summoned by the Popular Brazil Front, social movements concentrated today in the main capitals of the country to follow the vote im the Chamber of Deputies of the denunciation for corruption against president Michel Temer. Maduro Thanks Expressions of Solidarity before US Sanctions Caracas, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has thanked today the Public Powers and the State institutions that offered him support, facing the arbitrary and unilateral sanctions against him imposed by the U.S. government. Digital Manufacturing, a New Event in Chile Santiago, Chile, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) At this point nobody questions the relevance of innovation and technology in the world, a maxim that tries to summarize the FAB13 event that takes place in this capital until next Sunday. Bolivian and Argentinian Foreign Ministers to Prepare Summit La Paz, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni announced that he would meet with the Argentinian foreign minister in the coming days to prepare a bilateral meeting between their respective presidents. Bolivian Satellite Generates 60M Dollars La Paz, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian satellite of telecommunications Túpac Katari generated nearly 60 million dollars in incomes for commercial services from its luanching in 2013, reported the director of the Bolivian Space Agency (ABE), Iván Zambrana. Coordinator for Change in Bolivia Prepares Tribute to Che Guevara La Paz, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian National Coordinating Office for Change (CINALCAM) is currently working with the Government to pay tribute to Ernesto Che Guevara, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death, representatives for the organization reported today. Video Shows Venezuelan Opposition Crisis Due to Coup Agenda 01 de agosto de 2017, 17:36Caracas, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) A video leaked today by Venezuelan private media outlets revealed marked differences among leaders of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), about the failed coup that the opposition alliance has been trying to carry out during 100 days. Argentina: A New Department on Fidel Castro in Session 01 de agosto de 2017, 17:34Buenos Aires, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The legacy of Cuban Revolution historical leader Fidel Castro is felt strong in Argentina, in the debates of a new department in the Argentinean province of Neuquen. Bolivian Government, Private Sector Sing Agreement to Provide Job 01 de agosto de 2017, 16:51La Paz, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The government and representatives of the Bolivian private sector signed an inter-institutional agreement today to carry out an employment plan, with which they expect to generate more than 40,000 jobs. UN Secretary-General Reiterates Call for Talks in Venezuela 01 de agosto de 2017, 15:50United Nations, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated today his call for talks between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition, amid a situation that he described as urgent. CARICOM Opens New Environment Policy, Action Plan for Discussion Georgetown, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has opened the draft CARICOM Environment and Natural Resources Policy, as well as the Action Plan for national, sub-regional and regional discussion during this month. Evo Morales Criticizes US Sanctions Against President Nicolas Maduro La Paz, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has criticized today the U.S. government''s sanctions against Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, in retaliation for the victory of the National Constituent Assembly. Venezuela: Radiography of a Press Supporting the Coup Caracas, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) While the Venezuelan people carried out the epic election day of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), the right-wing press was once again paying attention to the side of the violence. FIFA's Soap Opera: A Parallel World? Santiago de Chile, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) There is hardly any mention of figures and the stories are dealing with knowing whether we will finally see the century´s football trade, regarding the Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. high on the list. Cuba Condemns US Sanctions against Venezuelan President Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has condemned today the US sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, following the elections to the National Constituent Assembly in Venezuela. German Left Supports Venezuela By Harald Neuber Japan Donates Irrigation Training Center to Bolivia La Paz, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Japan has donated a technical irrigation training center to the Bolivian municipality of Challapata, department of Oruro, valued at $88,848 USD, the embassy of the Asian nation in the South American country reported. Over 80 Percent of Brazilians Demand Process Against Temer Brasilia, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Over 80 percent of Brazilians support the admission in the Chamber of Deputies of the denunciation for passive corruption presented by the General Attorney of the Republic (PGR) against President Michel Temer. USA Announces Sanctions against Maduro after Constituent Elections Washington, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The United States announced today economic sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, after the threats against the South American country to avoid the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) elections, held yesterday. Ecuador Respects Electoral Will in Venezuela Quito, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian government today expressed its respect for the electoral will of more than eight million Venezuelans who participated in the Sunday elections to choose members of the National Constituent Assembly. Chilean Party Leader Asserts Interference in Venezuela Must Stop Santiago de Chile, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Chilean Communist Party (PCCh) Leader Guillermo Teiller asserted that all interfering actions carried out against Venezuela must stop and that the majority should respected. Argentine Government Establishes Cyber-security Committee Buenos Aires, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine government has established a cyber-security committee, composed of three ministries, to develop a national strategy to protect cyberspace and be capable of responding to large-scale incidents. La Paz Book Fair to Pay Homage to Bob Dylan La Paz, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Only just two days to open, the 22nd La Paz International Book Fair will dedicate a space to homege US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan´s, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, the organizers announced today. Bolivia Prepares Emergency Network With Ambulances and Light Aircraft La Paz, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Ministry of Health is preparing today a unique network of emergency and medical emergency services that will have more than 3,000 ambulances, five aerial and some aquatic. Guatemalan Government Seeks Indigenous Support in Dispute With Belize Guatemala, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan Foreign Minister Carlos Morales has begun today a working visit to three regions of the country seeking support from mayors, governors and indigenous authorities and explaining the reasons for the territorial dispute with Belize. Evo Congratulates Venezuelan People for Constituent Election Victory La Paz, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today congratulated the Venezuelan people for their participation in the election of a new National Constituent Assembly (ANC), which won more than eight million votes. Bolivian Refineries Reach $427 Million USD in Profits La Paz, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The production of the ‘Guillermo Elder Bell'' and ‘Gualberto Villarroel'' state refineries since their nationalization 10 years ago has reached $427 million USD in profits, the state-run oil firm Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) revealed today. Intervention in Venezuela Fosters Violence 31 de julio de 2017, 10:57Mexico, July 31 (Prensa Latina) Meddling in Venezuela´s internal affairs, far from contributing to do good, worsens the confrontation environment and triggers increasingly violent opposition actions, as reported by La Jornada newspaper. Experts Describe Venezuelan Electoral System as Transparent Caracas, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Latin American Council of Electoral Experts (CEELA) has highlighted today the strengthening, reliability and transparency of the Venezuelan electoral system, in a statement released in this capital after the elections for the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Maduro Thanks International Solidarity with Venezuela Caracas, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s President Nicolas Maduro thanked today the international solidarity with this South American nation, particularly the nations that have directly backed up the Sunday elections to set up a National Constituent Assembly. Venezuela Wakes Up with a Constituent Assembly By Luis Beaton Caracas, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) It is easily said, but difficult to reach, eight million 89 thousand 320 Venezuelans made it possible that today the country has a new Constituent Assembly elected to advance understanding and peace among all political forces. More Than Eight Million Venezuelans Cast their Votes Caracas, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) has announced today that about 8,089,320 Venezuelans voted in the elections to elect the members of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Constituent Elections in Venezuela a Triumph for Peace and Democracy 31 de julio de 2017, 00:20Caracas, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) The Sunday elections in Venezuela to set up a 545-strong National Constituent Assembly were a triumph for peace and democracy, Vice President Tareck El Aissami asserted after polling stations closed last night. Venezuela in Peace during Elections for Constituent Assembly 30 de julio de 2017, 18:05Caracas, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino assured that the country is calm and orderly on this Sunday elections for the National Constituent Assembly (NCA), despite several flashpoints of violence that were put under control. Venezuela in Peace during Elections for Constituent Assembly 30 de julio de 2017, 18:04Caracas, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino assured that the country is calm and orderly on this Sunday elections for the National Constituent Assembly (NCA), despite several flashpoints of violence that were put under control. Brazil: Military Occupation of Rio is a Rehearsal, Warns Expert Brasilia, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) ''The military occupation of Rio de Janeiro ordered by President Michel Temer is just a rehearsal of a practice that could be extended to other Brazilian states,'' warned today political scientist Jorge Rubem Folena de Oliveira. Bolivia's President Slams US Unilateral Sanctions against Russia La Paz, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales slammed the US as a ''threat to multilateralism, international law, the UN,'' and condemned the latest round of unilateral sanctions against Russia passed by the Senate. Evo is Able to Unite Bolivians, Says Senator La Paz, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) President of the Senate Jose Alberto Gonzalez highlighted the ability of President Evo Morales to unite all Bolivians and considered him the best candidate for the next elections. Cyber-crimes Leave Significant Losses Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The current reach of information technology leads to new crimes such as identity theft, a crime that caused losses valued at more than $100 billion USD in the recent six years. Venezuelan President Votes in Constitutional Election Caracas, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro voted today in the election held today in Venezuela to select 537 members out of the 545 seats of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Calm and Order in Elections for Constituent Assembly in Venezuela Caracas, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The head of Venezuela''s National Electoral Council (NEC), Tibisay Lucena, asserted that the elections on Sunday for the Constituent Assembly are taking place under a calm and orderly environment. Venezuela Implements Security Plan for Constituent Elections Caracas, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) The 2017 Constituent Republic Plan was activated in Venezuela to guarantee security during the Constituent Assembly (ANC) elections on July 30. Venezuelans Elect Sunday a National Constituent Assembly Caracas, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans are coming Sunday to the polls for a key election to choose representatives to the National Constituent Assembly (NCA). Six Colombian Miners Die after Explosion in Buritica 29 de julio de 2017, 14:42Bogota, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Six miners died in an explosion at the gold mine Los Moros, in the municipality of Buritica, in the western area of the Colombian department of Antioquia, the authorities in that demarcation reported today. The Return of Cristina Fernandez 29 de julio de 2017, 13:10Buenos Aires, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The are posters in the Argentinian capital and other cities, announcing what will happen on August 13, the day agreed to hold the3 primary, open simultaneous and compulsory (PASO) elections, in which the candidates for a post in the national Congress. Peru: Former Presidents to Court 29 de julio de 2017, 12:49Lima, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Almost all Peruvian ex-presidents who ruled the country in the last four decades are imprisoned, or runaways, or are investigated, mostly because of corruption, according to an inventory done from the 18-month preventive arrest, last July 14, of former president Ollanta Humala (2011-16). Former Odebrecht Financial Operator Raises Hell in Panama Panamá, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) A gale of comments has unleashed here the declaration by Rodrigo Tacla, ex financial operator of Odebrecht on the alleged link of president Juan Carlos Varela to the corruption plot of the Brazilian construction corporation. Brazilian Senate Will Examine Request of Annulment of Dilma Impeachme Brasilia, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) Over 24 thousand signatures have been counted at a citizen consultation on the proposal of annulment of the impeachment that put an end to the presidency of Dilma Rousseffm and the Senate will have to examine it, said the Network Brasil Actual. Example of Hugo Chavez Homaged in El Salvador 28 de julio de 2017, 16:57San Salvador, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The revolutionary example of Hugo Chavez inspires and is with the social vindications in El Salvador, where the 63rd anniverary of the birth of HUgo Chavez was commemorated. Some 20 Crimes Committed by Venezuelan Right Wing, Says Expert 28 de julio de 2017, 16:19Caracas, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) ''The Venezuelan opposition has committed some 20 crimes in a repeated and systematic way during almost four months of violent riots triggered in the country,'' said expert Victor Hugo Majano. Nicaragua: Young People Evoke Hugo Chavez 28 de julio de 2017, 15:19Managua, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Young Nicaraguan people evoked the founder of the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez Frias in an activity for the 63rd anniversary of his birth in this capital. Ecuadorian Striker Felipe Caicedo Signs For Lazio Barcelona,Spain,Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) According to catalonia press it was known that Lazio reached an agreement with Espanyol to sign Ecuadorian striker Felipe Caicedo. Three Species of Tiny Frogs Discovered in Peruvian Andes Washington,Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) A University of Michigan ecologist and his colleagues have discovered three more frog species in the Peruvian Andes, raising to five the total number of new frog species the group has found in a remote protected forest since 2012. At UN, Bolivia Described Security Council as Anti-Democratic United Nations, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s permanent representative to the UN, Sacha Llorenti, has described today the Security Council as anti-democratic and anachronistic, calling for a reform in favor of world peace and stability. Bolivian President Honors Hugo Chavez's Anti-imperialist Legacy La Paz, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has recalled today the anti-imperialist legacy of former President, Hugo Chavez, in the face of attempts by the United States and right-wing sectors to discredit the democratic government in Venezuela. Over 1,000 Courts Will Be Ready for Venezuelan Elections 28 de julio de 2017, 10:52Caracas, July 28 (Prensa Latina) 1,200 courts will be ready on July 30 by the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of Venezuela so as to guarantee the peace of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) elections, according to local press. Bolivian Government Grants Millions in Funds to South-Am Games La Paz, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government will grant today more than $9.3 million USD to Cochabamba for the restoration of six sports venues for the South American Games, to be held in that department next year. Venezuela Setting Up over 24,000 Polling Stations for Sunday Vote Caracas, July 28 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela begins today to set up over 24,000 polling stations for next Sunday elections to choose the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Scientists Find Sunscreen Potential in Antarctic Plants London,Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops. El Salvador: Regional Solidarity Meeting with Cuba and Venezuela San Salvador, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Central American Meeting for Solidarity with the island of Cuba will start in El Salvador today, with a big march, also expressing its support to the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela. Authors of Coup against Dilma, most rejected Politicians in Brazil Brasilia, Jul 27 (Prensa Latina) Michel Temer, Eduardo Cunha and Aécio Neves, the responsible of the parliamentary-judicial coup perpetrated against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff, are today the most rejected politicians in Brazil, according to a survey of the Ipsos company. Cuba Reaffirms Unconditional Solidarity with Venezuela Pinar del Rio, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterates its unconditional solidarity with Venezuela and calls for respect for the sovereignty and self-determination of that nation, stated Cuban Vice President José Ramón Machado Ventura. Leopoldo Lopez´s Wife, Lilian Tintori, Fled to USA 26 de julio de 2017, 09:19Caracas, July 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan opponent Lilian Tintori, right-wing leader Leopoldo Lopez´s wife, left for the United States from this capital, just hours from the illegal civic strike called today by the Democratic Unity RoundTable (MUD). Bolivia Can Become South America's Energy Heart, Minister Says Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia can become South America''s energy heart, thanks to the good use of natural resources resulting from the process of nationalization, Hydrocarbon Minister Luis Sanchez said. The True Face of Violence in Venezuela Caracas, (Prensa Latina) The true face of the violence that has shaken Venezuela for more than a hundred days, incited by sectors of the reactionary extreme right that tries to show it to the world as peaceful demonstrations, comes afloat daily in this South American country. Venezuela Recalls 41st Anniversary of Jorge Rodriguez' Murder Caracas, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelans are remembering today the memory of socialist leader, Jorge Antonio Rodriguez, murdered 41 years ago by henchmen of the Direction of Intelligence and Prevention Services (DISIP), during the government of Carlos Andres Perez. Bolivia, Chile Reactivate Border Committee, After Incidents La Paz, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from Bolivia and Chile are discussing today the possibility of adopting a protocol to resolve border incidents, such as those occurred in recent months, in which tensions between the two countries increased. Colombia's Second Place in World Cycling Highlighted Bogota, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s position in the second place of world cycling is unanimously highlighted by the national sports report, which today evaluates the decision of the International Cycling Union (UCI). YPFB Congress, the Most Important Gas Appointment in Bolivia La Paz, July 25 (Prensa Latina) For the seventh consecutive time, Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) is the most important congress of the hydrocarbons sector in the Andean-Amazonian nation that began today in Santa Cruz, according to organizers . Chile: Scandal over Disability Pensions to Health Military Officers Santiago, Chile, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) A report on the TV program ''Informe Especial'' (Special Report), broadcast by Chile''s TVN, added fuel to the fire about the juicy pensions for disability received by healthy retired military officers. Bolivian Vice President to Participate in Congress on Latin America La Paz, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian vice president Alvaro Garcia Linera will travel to Serbia to attend the 18th Congress of the International Federation of Researches on Latin America and the Caribbean, said a statement issued today. Zapatero Says Negotiating is the Only Alternative in Venezuela 24 de julio de 2017, 17:59Santiago de Chile, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Former Spanish Government President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero told today to the Chilean newspaper La Tercera that negotiation was the only possible alternative to overcome the crisis in Venezuela. Chilean Delegation Arrives in Bolivia for Border Committee Meeting 24 de julio de 2017, 17:37La Paz, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) A Chilean delegation arrived today in Bolivia to participate in the Border Committee Meeting, in which they will analyze mechanisms to resolve the incidents in bordering areas between both countries. Ecuador Reasserts Commitment with Peace in Colombia and the Region 24 de julio de 2017, 17:27Quito, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador reaaserted its commitment with regional peace, when the conversations between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN), last guerrilla active group in the country, were restarted here Monday. FARC-EP Commander Denounces Threats against FARC-EP 24 de julio de 2017, 16:44Bogota, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Ivan Marquez, commander of the Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces-People''s Army (FARC-EP) denounced Monday that leaders of this Colombian rebel movement -already demobilized- received death threatens, something that was reported the Commission of Implementation of the peace agreements. Movies and Politics in Enriquez-Ominami's Agenda in Bolivia 24 de julio de 2017, 16:06Santiago de Chile, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The filming of a documentary along with the interview with Evo Morales are included in the visit to Bolivia by Chilean presidential candidate Marco Enriquez-Ominami. Foreign Minister Denounces CIA Actions Against Venezuela Caracas, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada denounced the actions taken by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to overthrow the legitimately elected government of President Nicolas Maduro. Bolivia's FELCN Seizes Over 24 Kilos of Cocaine La Paz, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The Special Force against Drug Trafficking (FELCN) has seized 24.8 kilograms of cocaine and marijuana during operations carried out in several of Bolivia, as stated by Santiago Delgadillo. IMF Reduces Predictions of LatAm Economic Growth 24 de julio de 2017, 12:14Kuala Lumpur, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) A report published today in this capital by the international Monetary Fund (IMF) slightly reduced the prediction of economic growth for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017 and 2018. Venezuela Announces Measures to Provide More Security to Elections Caracas, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, announced that new measures will be applied to ensure the security of the elections of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) in Venezuela, six days left from today one. Chilean Presidential Candidate to Meet in Bolivia with Evo Morales 24 de julio de 2017, 10:20La Paz, July 24 (Prensa Latina) The presidential candidate of the Chilean Progressive Party, Marco Enriquez-Ominami, arrives today in Bolivia to meet with President Evo Morales and debate on issues related to the historic differences between both nations. Layoffs, An Issue in Unidad Ciudadana's Campaign in Argentina 24 de julio de 2017, 09:25Buenos Aires, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The issue of layoffs and salaries are present in the political messages of the Argentinean front ''Unidad Ciudadana'' (Citizens United), led by former President Cristina Fernandez, a senator precandidate from Buenos Aires province. Femicides Left More Than 3,000 Orphan Children in Argentina 24 de julio de 2017, 09:06Buenos Aires, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Femicides, a scourge that is hitting Argentina very hard, have left more than 3,000 orphan children over the past nine years. Bolivia, Chile to Discuss Border Issues 24 de julio de 2017, 08:20La Paz, July 24 (Prensa Latina) In order to adopt a protocol to give solutions to the border incidents, Bolivian and Chilean delegations will hold since 2011 the first meeting of the Border Committee this week in Santa Cruz. Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno Has High Level of Public Acceptance 23 de julio de 2017, 13:40Quito, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The popular acceptance of Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno rose in the past month, the company Perfiles de Opinion revealed on Sunday. El Salvador Rejects U.S. Warmongering Language on Venezuela 23 de julio de 2017, 12:10San Salvador, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) New voices have been raised on Sunday in El Salvador in rejection of the U.S. government''s threats against Venezuela and in support for the constitutional process in that South American nation. Bolivian Government Benefits Over 150 Families with New Dam 23 de julio de 2017, 12:03 La Paz, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales inaugurated a dam and an irrigation system today in the department of Chuquisaca, where more than 150 low-income families will benefit from the works. Maduro Says Constituent Assembly will Guarantee Peace, Justice Caracas, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has insisted that the first issue of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) will be to guarantee peace, justice and truth in this South American nation. Titicaca Lake in Bolivia as Tourist Destination La Paz, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Cultures Wilma Alanoca announced that next Tuesday 25 will make the official launch of the tourist destination Titicaca Fascinating, the highest navigable lake in the world. Festiblues 2017 Brings together Bolivian, Foreign Musicians in La Paz La Paz, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Blues Festival (FestiBlues 2017) concludes today after promoting exchange between foreign managers of the genre and Bolivian artists through concerts and master classes. ALBA Countries Rejects US Threats Against Venezuela Caracas, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry spread a statement issued by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), which rejects the recent interventionist threats announced by the US government against Venezuela. Evo Highlights Bolivia's Independence from the IMF and World Bank La Paz, July 22 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has highlighted today on his Twitter account the total Bolivian independence from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB), which have carried out devastating economic policies for many years in this South American nation. Venezuela's Supreme Court Declares Opposition's Judges Invalid Caracas, July 22 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Court of the Venezuelan Supreme Court (TSJ), by ruling 545, has ruled that the naming of several judges to form a ''parallel Supreme Court'' by the opposition-controlled National Assembly is null and is in direct violation of the Constitution. Taxis Fares Increase in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Jul 22 (Prensa Latina) Residents in this capital dawned today with a new blow to the pocket, raising taxi fares by almost 20 percent. National Assembly Violates Penal Code Says Venezuelan Supreme Court 21 de julio de 2017, 17:23Caracas, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) President of the Constitutional Hall of the Supreme Court of Venezuela Juan Mendoza warned today that the National Assembly is committing the crimes of usurping functions and betraying the Homeland by appointing new judges. Brazilian Cunha World Champ in Open Waters 21 de julio de 2017, 16:55Budapest, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian female swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha turned to be Friday the new World Champion in water sports in the World Championship in Budapest, after winning 2 bronze medals in the speciality of open waters swimming. Venezuela Activates Republica Plan for Constituent Elections 21 de julio de 2017, 16:45Caracas, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino announced today the deployment of around 232 soldiers to guarantee security during the electoral process, in which the National Constituent Assembly members will vote on July 30. Paraguay: Important Drug Trafficking Network Dismantled 21 de julio de 2017, 15:25Asunción, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) An important network of production and storing of marijuana in Paraguay was dismantled by local authorities, reported Friday the National Secretary Office against Drugs (Senad). Cuban Delegation in Colombian Agro-Expo Bogota, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban delegation that attends today the 21st Agroexpo-2017 International Agricultural Fair held a wide academic and commercial exchange in the agroindustrial sector, according to Martha Calzadilla, Trade and Exhibition specialist at the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba (CCC) and coordinator of Cuban delegation that is participating in this fair that opened last July 13, in Corferia. Uruguay to Carry Out 28 Big Development Projects Montevideo, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay will execute 28 big development projects over the next months in the 18 departments inside the country through the Subnational Management and Development Program, reported today official sources. Casa de las Americas Supports Venezuela Havana, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Casa de las Americas has rejected criminal actions promoted by Venezuela´s opposition forces ''led by US imperialism with its usual accomplices'' against Nicolas Maduro´s government. Uruguay and Cuba to Jointly Research Bolivian Coca Products La Paz, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) Uruguay and Cuba will research the medicinal and nutritional values of the coca leave, informed the person in charge of the Industrialization Unit of the Vice Ministry of that plant in Bolivia, Jesus Sanez. Sentence against Lula to Be Reversed, Attorney Is Confident Brasilia, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The sentence to nine and a half years in prison pronounced by Judge Sergio Moro against former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be reversed due to a simple reason: the proof of his innocence. Mendoza Hosts MERCOSUR Summit Mendoza, Argentina, July 21 (Prensa Latina) Under strict security measures, the city of Mendoza welcomes today six presidents, seven foreign ministers and delegates from 11 nations to attend the six-monthly MERCOSUR Summit. Venezuela Declares Void Pretensions to Appoint Judges Caracas, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has declared void the process of the National Assembly (AN) to appoint a group of high-court judges, as part of its coup plot to establish institutions parallel to the government. UNESCO Director to visit Chile next week Santiago, Chile, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, will make an official visit to Chile next week. U.S. vs. Venezuela: The Limits of Unconventional Warfare By Roberto García Hernández Bolivia's President Winds UP Working Visit to Cuba Havana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s President Evo Morales wound up a state visit to Cuba after meeting First Vice President Miguel Diaz Canel, his last activity of his agenda in the island. Peru Declares Emergency after 36 Days of Teacher Strike Lima, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian Government declared today the state of emergency in a province and five districts in this country, after protests by teaches on strike, and established that the Armed Forces supported the police to keep peace. Measures to Guarantee Security in Elections Ready Caracas, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (CNE) and the Strategic Command of the National Boliviarian Armed Forces of Venezuela (FANB) evaluated their measures to guarantee the safety of the elections of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) on July 30. 'I Am Obsessed with Returning to Recover Brazil,' Says Lula Brasilia, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said today that he is obsessed with ruling again the country, to recover it and prove that it is possible to do so. People's Summit begins in Argentina with Support to Venezuela Mendoza, Argentina, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The People''s Summit began today in this city with total support to Venezuela against the attack by the political right in that country and a call to debate the current regional situation. Extreme-Right Wing Groups Attack Venezolana de Television Channel Caracas, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Vandalistic groups linked to extreme-right wing opposition in Venezuela attacked the headquarters of Venezolana de Television (VTV) channel, located in Los Ruices, municipality of Sucre, state of Miranda, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Business Round in Bolivia Wants to Generate 70M Dollars La Paz, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) With the participationof 300 national and international enterprises, the 10th International Business Round of the National Chamber of Commerce of Bolivia (CNC) wants to generate 70 million dollars in agreements. 6,000 Passengers to Travel by Cable Railway in an Hour La Paz, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The new orange cable railway line in La Paz will transport up to 6,000 passengers an hour in a tour of 2.6 kilometers between the Central Station and the Villarroel Plaza Square, as revealed by executive general Cesar Dockweiler Thursday. Ecuadorean Government Takes Actions Against Child Labor Quito, July 20 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean Government is currently taking some actions to wipe out child labor before 2021, which affects around 200,000 children. New Book Reveals Pablo Escobar Links with CIA and DEA Panama, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The disappeared Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar had business with the US Intelligence and anti drug agencies, revealed today here his son Juan Pablo, who included an investigation in this regard in his recent book. Venezuelan Electoral Power Asks For Support to Garantee Security Caracas, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Tibisay Lucena, has asked the Defense Council activated in Venezuela to join the electoral process as a State action to guarantee the national security and defense of the Venezuelans. MERCOSUR Returns to its Origins, Assured Paraguayan FM Asuncion, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga assured that the South Common Market (MERCOSUR) has returned to its origins in economic and commercial progress, reported the Foreign Ministry here today. 13 Golden Degrees Granted in Cuban University Doctors Graduation Matanzas, Cuba, July 20 (Prensa Latina) 13 Summa Cum Laude and eight Scientific Merit Awards are the balance of the promotion granted today to medical diplomas after concluding here studies at the University of Medical Sciences Juan Guiteras Gener (UCMJGG). Argentina and Chile Sing to Violeta Parra By Maylín Vidal Venezuelan Opposition Challenges People to Take Power By Luis Beaton Overpowering Persecution against Lula, Unequaled in Brazilian History Brasilia, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The history of Brazil did not know until today a judicial, media and political persecution as overwhelming as that suffering ex president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, denounced the Workers'' Party (PT). Colombian Agroexpo Exposes Famous Wagyu Cattle Bogota, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) The 21st edition of the International Agricultural Fair of Colombia, Agroexpo-2017, is presenting today for the first time the Japanese breed of beef cattle Wagyu -already adapted to the Andean climate-, which produces the famous Kobe meat, with high international value. Venezuela Is Absent from Illegal Mercosur Meeting Caracas, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela is absent from the meeting of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), to open today in Buenos Aires, Argentina, because it considers it illegal, as it lacks legality and violates basic standards of international law. People's Summit to Begin in Mendoza Prior MERCOSUR Buenos Aires, July 20 (Prensa Latina) Moved by the desire for greater integration and focused on discussing the present regional context, social and political movements are meeting today in the city of Mendoza, prior to the MERCOSUR Summit. President Evo Morales Begins Working Visit in Cuba Havana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has begun a short visit to Cuba today to later travel to Argentina, where he will attend the 50th Meeting of the Common Market Council of MERCOSUR. Blues Festival to Gather Musicians from across the World in Bolivia La Paz, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Musicians from the United States, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia confirmed their participation in the 8th International Blues Festival, to be held in this city from July 20th to 22nd. Defense Council Supports Measures in Defense of Venezuela Sovereignty Caracas, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Deputy President Tareck El Aissami supported today the measures passed by the National Defense Council (CDN) given the threats posed by the United States to take economic sanctions against Venezuela. Colombian Congressmen Call for Completing Peace Process 19 de julio de 2017, 16:02Bogota, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Congressmen from the party Partido Alternativo Polo Democratico expressed today concern over the deadlines for the regulation and implementation of the peace agreement between FARC-EP and the Colombian Government. Ecuador Maintains Support World Global Reduction of Oil Quito, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador kept its commitment to maintain its support for the extension of a world reduction in global crude production, adopted by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), official sources reported today. Bolivia and Chile Analyze Manual for Struggling Bordering Crimes La Paz, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The meeting of the Bordering and Integration Committee between Bolivia and Chile will analyze the operation manuals for the struggle against common crimes in the mutual borders between both South American nations. Jamaica to Host Denbigh Show Kingston, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Agriculture and Health has officially opened today the Denbigh Show, considered the main commercial agricultural, industrial and food show in the English-speaking Caribbean, as confirmed by the President of Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS), Norman Grant. Colombia detects Two new Outbreak of Foot-and-mouth Disease Bogota, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Two new outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease which tends to complicate the infection panorama in the country, were detected in Colombia, according to an information spread here today by the Agriculture Ministry. Regional Climate Center Established in Barbados Bridgetown, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Barbados is now home of the first Regional Climate Center (RCC) in the Western hemisphere, according to the CARICOM secretariat. Opposition Defeat Sets the Political Scene in Ecuador Quito, July 19 (Prensa Latina) The decision taken by the National Assembly (Parliament) to file the impeachment request against Ecuadorean Vice President, Jorge Glas, has set today the political setting in this South American nation. Maduro Announces New Steps to Defend Venezuelan Sovereignty Caracas, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a set of measures to champion the nation''s sovereignty and to guarantee people´s security in the July 30 elections for the National Constituent Assembly. Bolivian Parliamentarians Welcome Meeting with Chile La Paz, July 19 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian lawmakers have welcomed the upcoming meeting of the Border Committee with Chile, to be held in Santa Cruz, and hope to achieve breakthroughs in resolving incidents along the line of demarcation. Five Colombian Insurgents Murdered after Peace Agreement Bogota, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Since the signing of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP, at the Colon Theater in this capital, eight months ago, the murders of five ex-guerrilla fighters of that rebel movement have been denounced today. Maduro Congrats 38th Anniversary of Sandinista Revolution Caracas, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has congratulated the Nicaraguan people and government on occasion of the 38th anniversary of the Revolution led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) on July 19, 1979. Venezuela: The Opposition's Threats Escalate Caracas, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) After an apparently calmed weekend, violence returned to the Venezuelan capital on Tuesday, perhaps as the prelude to the ''zero hour'' that the opposition leaders are proclaiming. Venezuela Rejects Threats From the USA Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry rejected Tuesday the threats for economic sanctions by the US government, and announced that it would deeply revise its relations with Washington. Tour de France 2017: Michael Matthews Wins Stage, But Chris Froome Retains Lead Romans-sur-Isere, France,Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Michael Matthews won his second stage of the Tour de France with victory on stage 16, as Britain''s Chris Froome retained the leader''s yellow jersey. Cuban and Mexican Universities Sign Agreement on the Caribbean Basin Mexico, July 18 (Prensa Latina) The Universities of Quintana Roo (UQROO) and Havana (UH) have signed an agreement to strengthen the curriculum of the Master´s of Applied Anthropology. Argentine Government Assists Areas Affected by Polar Wave 18 de julio de 2017, 12:11Buenos Aires, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine government has launched an assistance mechanism for that areas hit by a polar wave, especially in Patagonia, where a record temperature of -25 degrees was recorded in Bariloche. 'I will Fight Until the End to Defend My Dignity', Says Lula Brasilia, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Tuesday repeated his conviction that he is a victim of true political persecution, and assured that he will fight to the end for his dignity. Evo Morales to Attend Forum of Sao Paulo Meeting in Nicaragua La Paz, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will travel to Nicaragua to attend the 23rd Sao Paulo Forum which will be held in Managua on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the triumph of the Sandinista People´s Revolution. Cuba Hosts 4th International Festival of Social Communication Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The 4th International Festival of Social Communication, a space for the exchange of experiences among professionals of this science, is taking place as of today at the Conference Center in this capital. Venezuelan Non-Oil Exports Exceed 300 million USD in 2017 Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Over 300 million dollars in non-oil industrial exports of Venezuela were reported in the first half of the present year, 86 percent over the results of the same period of 2016. Chile Registers Multibillion Investments in the World 18 de julio de 2017, 09:53Santiago de Chile, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Chile registers investments in the world that reach 114 billion 230 million dollars, between 1990 to 2016, 92 percent of which concentrate in 10 countries, six of them in Latin America. Million-Dollar Earnings in Colombia Out of Human Trafficking 18 de julio de 2017, 09:25Bogota, July 18 (Prensa Latina) Illegal human trafficking in Colombia is currently growing at a rate of $ three million USD a week, according to a National Police study released today by El Espectador newspaper. Cuba and Colombia Foster Political and Trade Ties Havana, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and Colombia have today strong political and commercial ties, following the recently concluded official visit by the president of that South American nation, Juan Manuel Santos, to the Caribbean island. Four Ex Presidents Declared Persona Non Grata in Venezuela Caracas, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has declared former Presidents Jorge Quiroga (Bolivia), Andres Pastrana (Colombia) and Laura Chinchilla and Miguel Angel Rodriguez (Costa Rica) as persona non grata, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry posted on its Twitter account. Latin American Development Bank Will Keep Supporting Bolivia 18 de julio de 2017, 04:19La Paz, Jul 18 (Prensa Latina) The Latin America Development Bank (CAF) will keep financing projects and technical cooperation actions in the water sector in Bolivia during the next few years, confirmed the financial institution. Presidents of Cuba, Colombia Extol Good State of Relations 17 de julio de 2017, 21:47Extol Good State of Relations Colombia's President Promotes Investments in Cuba 17 de julio de 2017, 15:25Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s President Juan Manuel Santos asserted here today that his country ''is very interested in investing in Cuba'', and urged Colombian businesspeople that accompany him on his current visit to identify opportunities and expand business on the island. Colombian President Honors Cuba's National Hero Havana, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos paid tribute today to the Cuban National Hero Jose Marti in the Memorial of the Revolution Square, accompanied by the Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra. Dominica Alerts of Low Pressure System Roseau, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The authorities of the Commonwealth of Dominica have alerted people to the presence in the vicinity of the archipelago of a low pressure system moving southward. MPs to Focus on Chevron-Affected Areas in Ecuador Quito, July 17 (Prensa Latina) A mission of the European Parliament is continuing a visit to Ecuador so as to verify the damage caused by the US Multinational Energy Corporation Chevron (formerly Texaco), which is the reason for the trial carried out by the indigenous communities. Argentina: Infant Mortality Increased in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Infant mortality in Buenos Aires increased from 6.0 in 2015 to 7.2 percent in 2016, in a great part, because of the loss of adquisitive power by the most vulnerable sectors, said a report by local entity Fundación Soberanía Sanitaria. WTO to Develop Agricultural Sector of Developing Countries Brussels, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The European Union (EU) and Brazil proposed the World Trade Organization to start an initiative to favour the agricultural industry of developing countries, starting from an exention of any state subvention. Caracas Declares Former President Vicente Fox Persona Non Grata Caracas, July 17 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has declared former Mexican President Vicente Fox an ungrateful person in this South American nation, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada live-twittered. Bolivia Makes Progress in Preparations for Meeting with Chile La Paz, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia expects to send to Chile this week a draft protocol to resolve border incidents, to be discussed during the meeting in Santa Cruz on July 25, Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni said. Argentina Holds Technical Meetings Prior MERCOSUR Summit Buenos Aires, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The technical meetings of the MERCOSUR''s Summit of Heads of State will begin today prior to the event, in which the heads of States of that bloc and other guests will bring together in the Argentine city of Mendoza. Temer's Fortune Wasted to Buy Lawmakers will Be Useless Brasilia, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The fortune that Michel Temer wasted to buy lawmakers to try to bury the charges of corruption against him will be useless, the president of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism, José Roberto de Toledo, said today. Colombia's President Begins Official Agenda in Cuba Havana, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, will meet today here with his Cuban peer, Raul Castro, at the Revolution Palace, in the context of his current official visit to the island. Venezuela Denounces Media Manipulation of Electoral Drill Caracas, July 17 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela has denounced today El Pais newspaper, for distorting the Venezuelan reality, by making improper use of images and manipulating the truth, to confuse international public opinion. Bolivia to Discuss Protocol for Border Issues in Meeting with Chile La Paz, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will present a draft protocol to settle the border incidents at a meeting with Chile, scheduled for June 25th in the department of Santa Cruz, said Bolivian foreign minister Fernando Huanacuni. Cubans Trained in Uruguay on Dairy Production and Industry Montevideo, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of nine young Cubans who completed the second diploma of specialization in dairy production and industry in Uruguay returned today to Cuba after four months of training at a specialized center. We are Integrating Bolivia by Road Building, affirms Evo La Paz, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales extolled the integration of Bolivia from East to West and from North to South through the construction of roads, when inaugurating today the two-way road San Roque-Huarinas in the La Paz Department. Patagonia Sea and Land, New Chilean Environmental Perspective By Fausto Triana Harold Mayne-Nicholls Gets Ban Reduction by CAS Laussane,Switzerland, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Former Chilean Football Federation president Harold Mayne-Nicholls is free to return to the game after his ban from football-related activities was cut by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to two years. Bolivian Gov't to Fund More Than 300 Social Projects in La Paz La Paz, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has announced today the disbursement of more than $36 million USD to finance some 375 social projects on occasion of the 208th anniversary of the first libertarian scream in the department of La Paz. Former Peruvian President and His Wife Spend the Night in Prison Lima, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife, Nadine Heredia, spent their first night in a detention center after a controversial arrest warrant issued against them by a judge in an money laundering investigation. Venezuelan FM Denounces US Attack Caracas, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Samuel Moncada, has denounced today the US intentions to increase its attacks against the sovereignty of the South American nation through pressure to other countries. Denial to Admit Charges against Temer: Illegitimate Maneuvers Brasilia, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The denial by the Commission of Constitution and Justice (CCJ) of the Chamber of Deputies to admit the denounciation for passive corruption against president Michel Temer is a product of illegitimate maneuvers, highlight today news media. Germany Welcomes Bilateral Commission on Colonia Dignidad Berlin, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Human rights activists have termed as positive the end of a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a Chilean-German Joint Commission to deal with the historical memory of the former Colonia Dignidad and the insertion of victims in the society. Buenos Aires Professors Ratify Struggle After Rejecting Proposal Buenos Aires, July 14 (Prensa Latina) Buenos Aires professors, member of the Union of Education Workers (UTE), have ratified today a fight plan after rebuffing the local Executive´s proposal to increase the salary by 21.5 percent, which they term it as insufficient. A Venezuelan Majority Not Trusting the Opposition to Solve the Crisis Caracas, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) A 71 percent of the Venezuelans believe that the national opposition lacks a concrete plan to overcome the current economic situation in the country, according to investigation carried out by Hinterlaces pollster. Terrorist Oscar Perez Appears at Opposition Stronghold Caracas, July 14 (Prensa Latina) The fugitive police pilot who allegedly stole a helicopter and used it to attack Venezuela''s Supreme Court has appeared at an opposition strike in the capital, stronghold of the Venezuelan right-wingers. Elections in Brazil without Lula Would Be a Fraud, FMLN Says San Salvador, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) has described today as an attack to the Brazilian democracy a recent ruling to remove former President Luiz Inacio ''Lula'' da Silva from the electoral battle. Paraguayan Farmers to Extend their Protests Asuncion, July 13 (Prensa Latina) The length of country demonstration in this capital has become volatile, after they ratified today their decision to take part in this protest for an indefinite period till their demands are met. Snow is Very Likely in Santiago de Chile by Faustro Triana Brazil to Continue Bleeding while Temer Rules, Says Parliamentarian Brasilia, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) As long as President Michel Temer remains in power, Brazil will continue to bleed, parliamentarian from the Workers'' Party (PT) Patrus Ananias told the Constitutional and Justice Commission (CCJ) of the Lower House. Most Venezuelans Demand Economic Laws for Private Companies Caracas, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) At least 80 percent of the Venezuelan population believe that the Government should establish clear economic regulations for private companies, said today Oscar Shemel, head of the Hinterlaces polling firm. Bolivia 360 Music Festival to Defend Latin Folklore La Paz, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) In its first edition, the Bolivia 360 Music Festival will gather representatives of Latin American folklore in August 5 and 6, announced the organizers of the event here Thursday. Chile to Request Extradition of Dictatorship Assassin in USA Santiago de Chile, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean Supreme Court gave green light to the petition to the United States to extradite Armando Fernandez Larios, ex-Army officer accused of participation in several assassinations. Colombia Proposes Global Deal to Fix Coffee Harvest Price Bogota, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The first World Forum on Coffee, held the last two days in the Colombian city of Medellin, closed its sessions with a Bogota proposal to fix a global price on coffee harvests. Paraguayan Guasu Front Against Lula da Silva Sentence Asuncion, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) The condemnation of former Brazilian president Lula Da Silva is a new blow to democracy in Brazil, the Paraguayan left-wing Front Guasu party (FG) believes today. Bolivian FM Highlights Importance of Borders Meeting with Chile La Paz, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni has stated that the meeting of the Border Committee with Chile stands out today as an important mechanism to resolve consular and border issues between the two countries. Regional Railway Integration Ends Unasur Meeting in Uruguay Montevideo, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) With the presentation of a study to elaborate a strategy facilitating regional railway integration, ends today the meeting of the South American Council of Infrastructure and Planning (Cosiplan) of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur). Lula and Legal Procedures as a Weapon of War Por Moises Perez MokBrasilia, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) For Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva''s defense attorneys, the former Brazilian president, who was sentenced to prison, became a long time ago a victim of what international studies define as lawfare. Maduro Calls for Justice for Victims of Violence in Venezuela Caracas, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro has approved a budget of 40 billion bolivares (about $15 million USD) for the Venezuelan National Victim Assistance Fund. Peruvian Ex-President Humala Faces 18-Month Prison Sentence 13 de julio de 2017, 00:22Lima, July 13 (Prensa Latina) Prosecutor German Juarez has pleaded his pre-trial detention for Peruvian ex-President Ollanta Humala and his wife and accused them of receiving electoral proceeds of allegedly illicit origin and covering them up. Marco Enriquez-Ominami Hopes to Win Elections in Chile 12 de julio de 2017, 17:47Santiago, Chile, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The two-time presidential candidate in Chile, Marco Enriquez-Ominami, has said today that he hopes to pass to the run-off and dispute the presidential chair with right-winger Sebastian Piñera. Chile: Alarm because of Giant Iceberg Detachment 12 de julio de 2017, 17:42Santiago de Chile, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The detachment of a giant iceberg weighing a billion tons caused alarm in the environmemntal organization Greenpeace Chile Wednesday. CNE Guarantees Security and Transparency in Venezuelan Elections 12 de julio de 2017, 15:41Caracas, July 12 (Prensa Latina) The President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela, Tibisay Lucena, has guaranteed security and transparency for the July 30´s elections. Brazil´s Ex-President Lula Sentenced to 9.5 Years in Prison 12 de julio de 2017, 15:12Brasilia, July 12 (Prensa Latina) Federal judge Sergio Moro has sentenced today ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to 9.5 years for the alleged commission of crimes of passive corruption and money laundering. PSG Outbids Manchester City, Signs Dani Alves on 2 Year Deal París,Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) In a surprise move,Brazilian Dani Alves is heading to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, signing a two-year contract. Evo Morales Highlights Image Won by Bolivia With Return of Chileans La Paz, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has highlighted the international image won by the country after the return of two Chilean police officers that were arrested inside Bolivian territory on July 7. Chileans Express Indignation over Sentence to Man Who Beat His Wife Santiago, Chile, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Several personages in Chile expressed indignation over the reduction of the sentence to the author of a brutal beating during which he pulled his wife''s eyes, due to a legal technicality. US Consortium Involved in Aggression vs. Venezuelan Ambassador Caracas, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Gabriel Manzano and Tatiana Low, the attackers of Venezuelan diplomat Rafael Ramirez, hold executive positions in the U.S. consortium Citibank, stated as one of the main actors in the financial war against Venezuela, media announced today. Ramirez, current Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations, recently denounced that two people attacked several members of his family in New York City, La Tabla website posted. Barrios de Pie Community Organization Mobilizes for Food Emergency Buenos Aires, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine movement, Barrios de Pie (Neighborhoods Stan Up) has been carrying out a peaceful demonstration since the early hours, without street or traffic cuts, to demand once again the urgent declarations of food emergency. UNASUR Analyzes Action Plan Montevideo, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The analysis and diagnosis of the 2012-2022 Strategic Action Plan (PAE, in Spanish) is the focus of debates on the second day of the regional meeting on the infrastructure of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), which will close on Thursday. Bolivian Central Bank Reports International Reserves Increase La Paz, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Central Bank (BCB) reported today that the country''s international net reserves (RIN) increased from $10.081 billion USD to $10.306 billion USD in the first half opf this year. Prosecutor Issues Arrest Warrant for Peruvian Ex President and Wife Lima, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) A prosecutor issued today a police custody warrant for former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife, whom are investigated for more than two years and accused of money laundering and association to commit a crime, said judicial sources. Brazilian Attorney Generals Office Asks to File Investigation on Lula Brasilia, July 11 (Prensa Latina) The Attorney General´s Office (MPF) has requested today the Brazilian Justice to shelve an internal investigation to determine whether there was an alleged attempt by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to hinder Lava Jato anti-corruption operation. Senators Occupy Steering Committee and Prevent Reform Vote in Brazil 11 de julio de 2017, 15:17Brasilia, July 11 (Prensa Latina) Senators from four political parties held the House''s Executive Committee today, obstructing the vote for labor reform promoted by President Michel Temer and termed as a ruthless attack against Brazilian workers´ rights. Paraguayan Farmers Join Mobilization Protest 11 de julio de 2017, 11:54Asuncion, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The center of this capital is today full of mobilized Paraguayan farmers as happened in April 2016, this time to demand compliance with the then agreements with the government. Colombia Welcomes UN Verification Commission 11 de julio de 2017, 11:53Bogota, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Different sectors of the Colombian society, led by the government, are now grateful for the establishment of a second UN verification commission, approved by the UN Security Council. Great International Attendance to Colombia Coffee Forum 11 de julio de 2017, 11:19Bogota, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian National Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) will celebrate its 90th anniversary in the city of Medellín in the middle of the first World Grain Forum, which began today with the participation of 800 delegates from 45 countries. Bolivia Insists on Talks to Resolve Differences with Chile 11 de julio de 2017, 10:30La Paz, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s decision to return policemen who violated its territory shows it willingness to solve the differences with Chile through dialogue and not through confrontation, confirmed the government minister, Carlos Romero. Trump Was Isolated at G-20 Summit, Bolivian President Says La Paz, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales has said today that his United States peer, Donald Trump, was isolated at the decision of the G-20 Summit participants to support the Paris Agreement. Michel Temer: No worries? By Moisés Pérez Mok Brasilia, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The vote favorable to the admission of the report for passive corruption presented by clerk Sergio Zveiter, must have fallen like a bucket of ice water on the back of president Michel Temer. Venezuelan Opposition Recognizes Possible Plebiscite Failure Caracas, July 11 (Prensa Latina) The former secretary general of the opposition Democratic Presidential Table (MUD), Jesús ''Chúo'' Torrealba, acknowledged a possible failure of the plebiscite called for July 16 due to the lack of organizational capacity of the right. Colombia Hosts World Forum of Coffee Producers 11 de julio de 2017, 00:30Bogota, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The city of Medellin will host from today and until tomorrow, the First World Forum of Coffee Producers which will gather renowned personalities of this sector worldwide. South Korea to Donate Plants for Research on Bolivian Quinoa 11 de julio de 2017, 00:20La Paz, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The South Korean Government will donate to Bolivia two modern plants for scientific research on quinoa, as part of the project Agricultural Productivity Improvement in the Altiplano More Marijuana Eliminated in Paraguayan Area Bordering Brazil 10 de julio de 2017, 17:51Asuncion, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) More than 9.8 tons of marijuana were eliminated by Paraguayan authorities in a zone bordering Brazil, reported the National Antidrug Secretary Office (SENAD) Monday. Peru Recalls Ambassador from Ecuador over Border Wall 10 de julio de 2017, 17:50Lima, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Peru has recalled its ambassador to Ecuador because of its neighbor''s construction of a wall along a busy part of their common border. Venezuelan Armed Forces to Protect Elections to Constituent Assembly 10 de julio de 2017, 17:36Caracas, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The head of the Strategic Operational Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEO-FANB), General Remigio Ceballos, has stated today that they will protect the Venezuelans´ democratic right to participate in the forthcoming July 30´s elections. Femicide Crimes Shock Argentina 10 de julio de 2017, 15:39Buenos Aires, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The continued femicide crimes seem to be unstoppable today in Argentina, where 10 deaths were recorded in July because of these incidents, despite laws and people´s condemnation. Tigres' Guido Pizarro Set To Join Sevilla Sevilla,Spain,Jul 10 (Prensa Latina)Sevilla are set to sign Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel and Tigres midfielder Guido Pizarro, the club have announced. About 58.7 Percent of Children Under 17 Are Poor in Argentina Buenos Aires, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) About 58.7 percent of children under 17 years old are living in structural poverty, according to a report from the Childhood Social Debt, dependent on the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA). USA Agents in Charge of Coup Plan in Venezuela Caracas, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Journalist Jose Vicente Rangel has affirmed today that the coup d''Etat in progress in Venezuela has been worked in U.S. war laboratories by specialists in destabilizing activities. Venezuela: Maduro Calls to Walk Firmly towards Constituent Assembly Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called today on the people to continue to walk firmly towards the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) to achieve peace in the country. Bolivia demonstrates its pacifist vocation Por Carmen Esquivel SarríaLa Paz, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) After repatriating two carabineers who violated the national territory to Chile, Bolivia ratified its pacifist vocation and the defense of dialogue as a possible way to solve old disputes between the two countries. Continued Rejection for Spanish Decoration to Paraguayan FM Asuncion, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The rejection continues today to the Spanish decoration to the Paraguayan Foreign Minister, Eladio Loizaga, when adding another organization that links him to Alfredo Stroessner´s dictatorial regime (1954-1989). Brazilian Senator Lindbergh Farias Demands Direct Elections Brasilia, July 9 (Prensa Latina) The Workers'' Party (PT) Leader in the Federal Senate, Lindbergh Farias, has urged today people´s and social movements and citizens to ''not lose focus'' and demand direct elections . France Wins World Volleyball League Brasilia, July 9 (Prensa Latina) Brazil was dropped by France 3-2 victory in the final, being the European squad champion of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League. Election Campaign to Begin for National Constituent Assembly Caracas, July 9 (Prensa Latina) Over 6,000 candidates will begin their election campaign on July 30 for electing the 545 members for the National Constituent Assembly (ANC). The US War against Venezuela Buenos Aires (Prensa Latina) The terrorist air attack using a helicopter stolen at the airport of La Carlota against the Ministry of the Interior, Justice and Peace and the Supreme Court of Justice, firing and also throwing grenades of Colombian origin and coming from Israel, shows the desperate race of Washington before the impossibility to overthrow the president Nicolas Maduro and put an end to the Bolivarian revolution. Venezuelan Justice Takes Humanitarian Measure in Favor of Opponent Caracas, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) granted home arrest to Venezuelan opponent Leopoldo Lopez, who was serving time in a prison in the state of Miranda and was having health problems. Venezuela Lauds Merits of Mission Miracle after 13 Years Caracas, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) As an initiative by the historic leaders of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and Cuba, Fidel Castro, Mission Miracle, a social program created 13 years ago, has returned visual health to millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Evo Urges G20 to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons and Walls against Migrants La Paz, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today called on the member countries of the Group of 20 (G20) to eliminate the walls against migrants and nuclear weapons. Argentina: Workers Dismissed from Nuclear Plant Protest 07 de julio de 2017, 17:59Buenos Aires, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) A group of workers from the Argentinian nuclear plant in Atucha started today a protest in the locality of Zarate, Buenos Aires, to demand the reinstatement of more than 1,000 employees who were fired. Venezuela: Plebiscite Called by Opposition Lacks Legitimacy 07 de julio de 2017, 17:43Caracas, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Mayor of the Libertador municipality Jorge Rodriguez said today that the plebiscite called by the Venezuelan opposition for July 16th lacks constitutional legitimacy. Bolivian President Calls G20 to Define Policies to end Poverty 07 de julio de 2017, 15:52La Paz, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales called the participants in the Group-of-20 (G20) summit today to define policies to eradicate poverty in the world and reflect on the good of mankind. Santiago de Cuba Launches New Edition of Excellencies Magazine Santiago de Cuba, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) Excellencies magazine number 150 was presented here at the City Conservative Office (OCC), in the 20 years of this institution and its first number, in a Fire Festival. Venezuelan Journalists Reject Acts of Violence Caracas, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Platform for Journalists and Social Communicators rejected acts of violence that occurred two days ago at the seat of the National Assembly (Parliament), through a communique released today in Caracas. Biggest Solidarity Economy Fair of Latin America Starts Today Brasilia, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The biggest gathering on solidarity economy of Latin America, the International Cooperativism Fair (Feicoop) starts today in the gaucho city of Santa Maria, in the central region of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. WHO Warns on Increased Resistance to Antibiotics Geneva, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) today warned of an increase in antibiotic resistance to the contagious gonorrhea disease, which affects 78 million people worldwide. Paraguayan Farmers' Congress Concludes Asuncion, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The National Farmers Federation (FNC) of Paraguay is concluding a congress today in this capital, after analyzing the situation of peasants in the country after 26 years of work of the organization. A Woman is Killed Every 6 Days in Paraguay 06 de julio de 2017, 17:35Asuncion, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) A woman is killed every 6 days in Paraguay, as average, due to domestic violence, said today Ana Maria Baiardi, head of the Ministry of Women. Katherine Harrington Barred from Performing her Duties Caracas, July 6 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Deputy Attorney General Katherine Harrington was barred from performing her duties today, since she was denied entry to the main department of the Attorney General´s Office in the capital. Ecuador's Parliament Will Look into Impeachment Claim against V. Pres Quito, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The President ofthe Ecuadorian National Assembly Jose Serrano announced that the legislative Administration Council would analyze on Monday the petition of impeachment against Vice President Jorge Glas. New Tropical Depression Taking Shape in Central Atlantic Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Meteorology Institute (ISMET) Prediction Center highlighted today in its website the formation of a new tropical depression in the central Atlantic, the fourth this season. Diosdado Cabello Denounces New Coup Plans in Venezuela 06 de julio de 2017, 11:37Caracas, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, denounced new plans to stage a coup d''état by the opposition to overthrow the government through chaos, destabilization and violence. Dairy of 'Che' Guevara Translated to Azeri Language Baku, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) The dairy of guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara is today among the books translated into Azeri language by the Translation Center under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic. Gabriela Mistral Wrote about Jose Marti and Cuba Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Two great Latin American poets who never met coincided on their thinking about sovereignty and social justice, as it happened between Gabriela Mistral, from Chile, and Jose Marti, from Cuba. Brazil Must be Alert to Coup Radicalization, Warns Dilma Brasilia, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Former President Dilma Rousseff warned that Brazil should be alert for a possible radicalization of the coup d''etat that separated her from her post last year and advances today, at a fast pace, toward its ruin. Fourteen Countries to Bolivian Fair in La Paz La Paz, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Exhibitors from 14 countries confirmed their participation in the 3rd edition of the fair called ''La Paz Expone (La Paz Exhibits) from July 14 to 23, as revealed by the Bolivian Economy Ministry''s Unit for Program and Project Coordination. Peru: Investigation into Former President Opened Lima, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Five ministers of former President of Peru Alan Garcia´s cabinet will be questioned by the attorney´s office, as part of an investigation for corruption into Garcia, while difficulties prevail to extradite former President Alejandro Toledo. Bolivia to Present Law for International Trade of Quinua La Paz, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia prepares a bill of law for the international trade of the known as ''grain of gold'', which will be presented by the middle of this month in Geneva, informed the director of the Quinua International Center (CIQ), Edgar Soliz. Venezuelan President Orders Probe into Violent Events in Parliament Caracas, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Peresident Nicolas Maduro ordered an investigation into the violent actions at the National Assembly (Parliament) headquarters'' garden, after the rally to commemorate the national Independence Day. President of Senate Sets Forth Problems of Paraguayan Natives Asuncion, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Access to land continues to be one of the great problems of Paraguayan indigenous communities, historically postponed, according to Senate President Fernando Lugo. Here We Are, More Rebels and Sovereign than Ever, Says Maduro Caracas, July 5 (Prensa Latina) Independence or nothing, said the liberators, and here we are standing up, independent, more rebels and sovereign than ever, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stated today, at the commemorative act for the anniversary of Venezuela''s independence. FAO Supports Rural Development in Colombia Rome, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Jose Graziano da Silva, general director of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) outlined here the significance of rural development for the peace process in Colombia. Venezuela Independence is a Matter of Today; Says Defense Minister Caracas, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) Independence is not a matter of yesterday, today and tomorrow, assured the Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino today during the ceremony of flag raising for Venezuela''s Independence Day . Venezuela's Independence, A Clarion Call for South American Freedom Por Miguel Fernández MartínezCaracas, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) A day after Simon Bolivar demanded before the Patriotic Board to lay ''without fear the foundation stone of South American freedom'', Venezuela''s independence from the Spanish rule was declared, 206 years ago today. Uruguay, Vietnam to Increase Bilateral Ties Montevideo, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The relationships of friendship, cooperation and mutual respect between Uruguay and Vietnam were highlighted here during the 2nd Meeting of the Bilateral Consultations Mechanism, an official source reported today. Caricom Shuns Interference and Defends Constitutionality of Venezuela Saint George''s, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) After the approval of a favorable pronouncement of defending non-foreign interference, the support to the State of Law and constitutionality in Venezuela, ends today the 38th Summit of the Caribbean Community (Caricom). Vote Buying, a New Charge against Temer Brasilia, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) A new charge against President Michel Temer for buying votes will be submitted today to the Attorney General''s Office by federal lawmakers from the Workers'' Party (PT) of Brazil. US Military Trains Peruvian President's Escort Lima, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has closed today a security course at the government palace with about 20 U.S. soldiers to his escort and other personnel from the headquarters. Venezuela 206th Independence Day Celebrated in India New Delhi, July 5 (Prensa Latina) With a floral offering to the Liberator Simon Bolivar, Latin Americans and Indians celebrated today in this capital the 206th anniversary of the Venezuelan Declaration of Independence. Bolivia Will Air Satellite Educational TV Channel La Paz, Jul 5 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian Space Agency (ABE) will put into operation a television channel to promote educational programs in the field of satellite technologies. Katherine Harrington Assumes Post as Venezuelan Vice Attorney Genera Caracas, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) put Katherine Harrington on oath as the Venezuelan Republic''s Deputy Attorney General, who assumed this responsibility after cancellation of the appointment of Rafael Gonzalez for that post. Foreign Ministry Creates Resentment, Skepticism in Uruguay Montevideo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa''s announcement that Uruguay wants to be an associated State of the Pacific Alliance arouses here today resentment and skepticism among sectors of the Frente Amplio, which suspiciously received the news. Bolivia Allocated 554 Million For Social Security Bond for Children La Paz, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) More than 554 million dollars allocated the Bolivian government to pay the Juancito Pinto bonus to students of primary and secondary school to avoid them leaving schools,according to data from the ministries of education and finance published here today. ELN Guerilla Presents Conditions for Cease Fire in Colombia Bogota, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) has issued a statement here in which it has exposed the five conditions necessary to enact a bilateral cease-fire, national morning reports say. India Congratulates Venezuela on Independence Day 04 de julio de 2017, 09:42New Delhi, July 4 (Prensa Latina) President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, congratulated Venezuela on the eve of its 206th Independence Day Anniversary, while he called for increased ties between the two countries. Chile's Deputy Chamber President Praises Monument to Marti By Fausto Triana Santiago, Chile, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Fidel Espinoza, president of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, has praised the monument built to Cuba's National Hero, Jose Marti, 'an unequivocal evidence of the feelings of friendship between the two countries. ' Bolivia to Honor Moviemaker Jorge Sanjines' Career La Paz, July 4 (Prensa Latina) The State-run Bolivian Mining Corporation (COMIBOL) will honor on Wednesday the moviemaker Jorge Sanjines, regarded nowadays as one the most outstanding Latin American filmmakers in the 20th century. Production of Yerba Mate Declines in Argentina Buenos Aires, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) The production of yerba mate fell by 20 percent between January and May in Argentina, something that would represent an increase in its prices, said today the media. Chile to Lodge in The Hague an Appeal against Bolivia 03 de julio de 2017, 18:06Santiago, Chile, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Chile has lodged today before the International Court in The Hague an appeal against Bolivia regarding the use of Silala River, according to official sources. Commission to Investigate Two Ministers of Temer 03 de julio de 2017, 17:13Brasilia, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Commission of Public Ethics of the Presidency of Brazil announced Monday that it would investigate two ministers of the government of Michel Temer, who were denounced by executives of local company JBS, who revealed many cases of corruption and bribe. Jose Marti Monument Unveiled in Santiago de Chile 03 de julio de 2017, 16:35Santiago, Chile, July 3 (Prensa Latina) Jose Marti monument, bronze sculpture with impressive details, is nowadays an exceptional spot in this capital, where about 1,000 people attended the official opening. Bolivia Denounces Death Threats against President Morales 03 de julio de 2017, 15:32La Paz, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Communication Minister Gisela Lopez denounced today the death threats against President Evo Morales that were received on Twitter posts. The Extreme Right Wing Spreads False Messages in Venezuela Caracas, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The media labs of the opposition coalition Mesa de la Unidad (MUD) in Venezuela published an alleged instructive message aimed at the People''s Assemblies and containing a false list of reasons for the call to a National Constituent Assembly (ANC, in Spanish), the government denounced. Piñera, Sanchez Dominate Primary Elections in Chile Santiago, Chile, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Former President, Sebastian Piñera, and journalist, Beatriz Sanchez, in their respective right and left coalitions, have dominated the primary elections in Chile, counted more than 70 percent of the polling stations. Cuban Doctors Assist Thousands of Patients at Bolivian Fair By Carmen Esquivel Sarria Venezuela: The False Negative of the Constituent Assembly By Livia Rodríguez Delis Argentinian Workers´ Unions to Demonstrate for their Rights Buenos Aires, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) Argentinian workers´ unions CTA and CTA Autonoma will hold a demonstration next Wednesday at the Hotel Bauen along with 50 organizations to protest against what they described as an offensive of the Government against their rights. Pope Francis' Message for Peace in Venezuela Highlighted Caracas, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Jesuit priest Numa Molina highlighted today Pope Francis´ message to end violence in Venezuela and find a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis. Limits to Neoliberal Restoration By Andrés Mora Ramírez* Maduro Urges Armed Forces to Defend Venezuela's Future Caracas, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) During a ceremony to promote army officers, President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro urged the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) and the Venezuelan population to fight together for a future in peace, free and sovereign. Evo Morales Criticizes US-Chilean Military Maneuvers La Paz, July 2 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales criticized the joint US-Chilean naval maneuvers Teamwork South 2017 carried out on the South American coast of Chile. Polling Stations Open Sunday in Chile for Primary Elections Santiago, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Over 14 million 120 thousand Chileans are eligible to vote Sunday to choose in primary elections who will be the official candidates for the presidential elections of November 19 for two political alliances: Let''s Go Chile and Broad Front. General Attorney Responsible for Wave of Violence in Venezuela Caracas, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela Executive Vicepresident, Tareck El Aissami, held the General Attorney, Luisa Ortega, responsible for the spiraling violence generated in the country, nurtured by ultraright sectors that want to overthrow the government. El Aissami accused Ortega of having a biased attitude with those who try to destabilize Venezuela and accused her of making the Prosecution or Public Ministry an appendix of the opposition with its silence. With Little Expectations, Primaries in Chile this Sunday Santiago de Chile, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) About 13.5 million Chileans should vote this Sunday in the primaries of two political groups, althougjh expectations are moderate and soccer gets most of the attention. Annual Wine Festival in Chile to Open on Monday Santiago, Chile, July 1 (Prensa Latina) Catad''Or Wine Awards, the great annual wine festival in Chile, will be held on Monday in this capital with 635-sample record exhibition and a new section dedicated to Latin America. ELN-Colombia Second Cycle of Talks Closes with Valuable Achievements Quito, June 30 (Prensa Latina) The second cycle of peace talks between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian government has ended today in this capital, with significant achievements by both sides. Colombia Pledges in UN to Foster Peace and Overcome Challenges United Nations, June 30 (Prensa Latina) Colombia''s Ambassador to the UN, Maria Emma Mejia, has expressed today in the Security Council the commitment of the South American country to the peace strengthening and the readiness to overcome all challenges. World Taekwondo Championships Conclude in South Korea Muju,South Korea,Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) South Korea finish in the first place with 5 golds,one silver and 4 bronze medals in the World Taekwondo Championship that ended today here. Bolivia to Open Ditches on Border with Chile to Prevent Smuggling La Paz, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will begin on July 14 the opening of seven ditches on the border with Chile to prevent smuggling, according to statements by Defense Minister, Reymi Ferreira, published here today. Colombian President Rejects Peace Process Criticism Bogota, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) President Juan Manuel Santos has rejected some criticisms to the FARC-EP''s disarmament process, which has just been concluded this week, by former Defense Minister and former U.S. ambassador, Juan Carlos Pinzon. Oil Workers' Strike Opens New Day of Protests in Brazil Brasilia, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The beginning of a strike for an indefinite period in ten Petrobras refineries has initiated a new day of protests in Brazil against the unpopular reforms promoted by President Michel Temer. Venezuela Strongly Rejects IACHR Communique Caracas, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has rejected a communique issued by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which it accused of issuing biased judgments, lacking objectivity and ignoring the efforts of the Venezuelan State to guarantee peace. Pacific Alliance Summit closes in Colombia at Presidential Level Cali, Colombia, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The 12th Summit Conference of the Pacific Alliance closes today attended by its four heads of State of Chile, Mexico, Peru and the hosting nation, who arrived on Thursday to this Colombian city. Temer Will not Attend G20 Summit in Germany Berlín, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian De Facto President, Michel Temer, cancelled his trip to attend the G20 Summit in Hamburg next week, reported today German media. About 23 Countries to Participate in Damascus International Fair Damascus, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis, confirmed that about 23 countries have ratified their presence in the 59th edition of the Damascus International Fair scheduled for August 16-27, media reports said. Bolivia Criticizes Temporary Suspension of Port Services in Chile 29 de junio de 2017, 17:31La Paz, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Trade Institute (IBCE) Manager Gary Rodriguez criticized today the temporary suspension, starting today, of the port operations in Arica, Chile, because of a soccer game. President Maduro Praises Access to Hydrocarbons through Petrocaribe Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President highlighted today the importance of Petrocaribe, 12 years its establishment, for Latin American and Caribbean countries to have access to hydrocarbons, as an act of solidarity. Venezuelan Supreme Court and FM Report on Terror Attack 29 de junio de 2017, 16:11Caracas, June 29 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Supreme Court and Foreign Ministry have submitted today to the diplomatic corps an official report on terror attack against the Supreme Court. Colombia Pacific Alliance Summit Begins Ministerial Session Cali, Colombia, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Presided over by Colombian Foreign Minister Ángela María Holguín, the ministerial segment of the XII Summit of the Pacific began today in this city, attended by Foreign Affairs and Trade of ministers of member countries. ALBA-TCP Demands Condemnation of Use of Violence in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America - Treaty of Peoples'' Trade (Alba-TCP) demanded international condemnation of the use of violence as a political weapon to overthrow legitimate and democratically elected governments. Venezuela Denounces Theft of Deadly Biological Material for Humans Caracas, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The first vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, denounced the theft of deadly biological material for humans in a terrorist attack to the National Institute of Comprehensive Agricultural Health (Insai). Latin America,Caribbean Now Emerge as Aging Regions Asuncion, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Latin America and the Caribbean are close to become aging regions, so countries must promote public policies in this regard, is the consensus in the Conference sponsored by ECLAC and the Paraguayan government, dedicated to the issue in those geographical areas that are developed here. On this day, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will present in this forum the document Rights of the elderly. Challenges for interdependence and autonomy. Cuba Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Venezuela Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Foreign Ministry has condemned the terrorist attacks that took place on Tuesday in Caracas, Venezuela, against the Supreme Court of Justice and the Ministry of Internal Relations, Justice and Peace. Cuban Doctors to Offer Free Consultations in Bolivian Health Fair 29 de junio de 2017, 04:36La Paz, Jun 29 jun (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Medical Brigade in Bolivia will offer free medical attention during the comprehensive Health Fair scheduled for July 1 and 2 in the department of Tarija, announced today its organizers. Venezuelan Authorities Found Copter Used to Attack Supreme Court Caracas, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan authorities have found today the stolen police helicopter used to attack Tuesday the Supreme Court of Justice and the Ministry of Interior, Justice and Peace, Vice President Tarek El Aissani reported through Twitter. Venezuela Denounces International Complicity in Terror Attack Caracas, June 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Samuel Moncada, has denounced today the double standards of some nations and international organizations that remain complicit silence following the recent terror attack on government institutions. Venezuelan Citizens Power to Analyze Actions Against Impunity Caracas, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Moral Republican Council will analyze legal actions against impunity before the callings of the right to incite to treason to the personnel of the National Bolivarian Armed Force (FANB). Life Above The Clouds in the Andes, 7,000 Years Ago London,Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) In the Andes Mountains of Peru, the air is gaspingly thin, the climate harsh. After Months in Chilean Jails, Nine Return to Bolivia La Paz, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The two soldiers and seven officers of Bolivia National Customs - who completed more than three months of unjust imprisonment in Chile for fighting against smuggling - returned today to the Andean-Amazonian nation. Brazilian Democracy Demands Prompt Trial of Temer Brasilia, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The prompt trial of Brazilian President Michel Temer and his kleptocracy - a government of thieves, from Ancient Greek - is today a democratic and republican demand that it is impossible to give up, said columnist Jefferson Miola. Venezuelan Government Condemns Terrorist Attack in Caracas Caracas, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government condemned the hijacking of an aircraft and the terrorist attack against government facilities, in a statement released by Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas. US Objective in Retaking Regional Control Denounced in Bolivia By Carmen Esquivel Sarria Bolivia will Export Energy to Argentina as of 2018 La Paz, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government plans to start exporting electric energy to Argentina by the middle of 2018, once the terms of negotiation are agreed between both nations. Venezuela's President Condemns Terrorist Attack; Urged Quick Quest Caracas, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s President Nicolas Maduro has strongly condemned the terrorist attack last night from a helicopter on the Supreme Court of Justice and the Ministry of Internal Relations, Justice and Peace by a armed group financed by ultra right wing sectors of the opposition. Peruvian Police Involves in Criminal Organization Lima, June 27 (Prensa Latina) A high-ranking police chief and a prison security official are among over 60 arrested people today on charges of being involved in a criminal organization dedicated to the land plundering and trafficking, extortion and hired killers, according to official reports . Bolivian FM Explores Openings to Cooperation with Cuba Havana, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister, Fernando Huanacuni, has said today that his official visit to Cuba was aimed at exploring new cooperation openings to strengthen bilateral relations and the revolutionary process for both nations. Peruvian President Encourages Replacement of Illegal Cultivations Lima, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski encouraged the feasibility of replace illegal coca leave plantations by legal ones, though he admitted that the solution of the problem, has an economic and social character. Bolivia Deposits Credit to Pay Fine for Arrested in Chile La Paz, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia made a deposit of almost 50,000 dollars to the accounts of the Custom Office of Chile, to cancel a fine imposed by the Chilean justice to nine Bolivian officials who are now in prison in Iquique. Nearly 20 Million Venezuelans to Vote for Constituent Assembly Caracas, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 20 million Venezuelans will be able to vote July 30 for the election of 535 members of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), the rector of the National Electoral Council (NEC), Tania D ''Amelio, stated . Bolivia Maintains Economic Growth Projections, Minister Says La Paz, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Acting Minister of Economy, Mario Guillén, said today that Bolivia has growth projections for the GDP of 4.7 percent this year. Temer Unable to Govern Brazil, Lula Says Brasilia, June 27 (Prensa Latina) First Brazilian president denounced for corruption in full exercise of his functions, Michel Temer ''has no conditions'' to govern Brazil, said the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Santrich in Hunger Strike Until the Release of FARC-EP Prisoners Bogota, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) FARC-EP Secretariat member Jesús Santrich declared a hunger strike today, until the government releases the imprisoned guerrillas, as was established in the peace agreement reached in Havana. Colombia with its Largest Guerrilla Unarmed Bogota, June 27 (Prensa Latina) Colombia woke up today, after more than half a century, with its largest guerrilla totally unarmed, an event that will be celebrated in a symbolic act, in which the FARC-EP will cease to be a rebel movement. Extreme Right-Wing Group Burns Alive Another Venezuelan Youth Caracas, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) A group of hooded Venezuelans linked to the extreme right-wing groups of opposition parties has burned alive and stabbed Giovanny Gonzalez, 24, in La Castellana sector, Chacao municipality, Miranda state, allegedly because he appeared to be a Chavez'' follower. Bolivia and China Sign Agreement to Promote Scientific Exchange La Paz, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Education Minister Roberto Aguilar and Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Science Academy, signed an agreement here Monday to promote scientific-technological exchange. UNESCO Designated Peruvian Magaly Solier as Artist for Peace Paris, June 26 (Prensa Latina) UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova officially designated today Peruvian actress and singer Magaly Solier as an Artist for Peace in recognition of her commitment to protect and promote indigenous culture. Attacks on Military Base is Opposition Intervention Plan in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Constitutionalist lawyer María Alejandra Díaz warned that the attacks on the military base in Carlota are today a part of the opposition plan to unleash chaos before a possible foreign military intervention in Venezuela. Argentine Workers Occupy Pepsico Plant to Reject Layoffs Buenos Aires, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The workers at the multinational company Pepsico have occupied the plant of the Buenos Aires town of Florida, in rejection to the closing of the establishment and in defense of 600 jobs. Warning of Fascist Outbreak in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas warned that the fascist outbreak represents a threat to all Venezuelans, without distinction of political affiliation. Bolivian President Appoints New Economy Minister La Paz, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales appointed today Mario Alberto Guillén as the new Minister of Economy and Public Finance while the former holder of that Ministry, Luis Arce, is taking care of health problems. Political Chess Game Begins in Argentina Buenos Aires, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) After the deadline to register as pre-candidates for the parties that will participate in the Open, Simultaneous and Compulsory Primaries (PASO, in Spanish) prior to the legislative election, the political chess game and the strategies have begun in Argentina. Michel Temer Faces Decisive Week for Survival in Brazil Brasilia, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Under a deep political crisis, Michel Temer faces a week that could be decisive for his survival in Planalto Palace, which he occupies after the parliamentary-judicial coup against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff. Bolivia Conquered its Monetary Sovereignty and Stability By Pedro Rioseco Venezuelans Should Decide on Their Future Caracas, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Tareck El Aissami, executive vice president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, said on Sunday that the people should decide on the future of the country. Che's Bust in Moreno, Buenos Aires, Restored Buenos Aires, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) The Argentina Cuba Solidarity Movement (MasCuba) restored the bust of the Argentinean-Cuban guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara in Moreno, in western Buenos Aires, which had been defiled in May. Costa Ricans Condemn Trump's Measures against Cuba San Jose, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Cuba Solidarity Committee in the Costa Rican province of Cartago on Sunday condemned the measures recently announced by U.S. President Donald Trump against the Caribbean island. Venezuelan Defense Minister Calls for Prudence Caracas, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino on Sunday called for prudence against the attacks on military installations of the National Bolivarian Armed Force (FANB) by extreme right-wing opponents. Brazilians Express Unrestricted Solidarity with Cuba Brasilia, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) While Donald Trump was delivering a speech in Miami with a hostile rhetoric, the 23rd Brazilian Convention of Solidarity with Cuba endorsed the message sent by liberation theologian Frei Betto invoking unlimited support for the island. Cuba Announces Bolivia, New Zealand Foreign Ministers Visit Havana, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Foreign ministers from Bolivia and New Zealand, Fernando Huanacuni and Gerry Brownlee, respectively, will begin official visits to Cuba next week, the island''s Foreign Ministry announced today. 83 Percent Brazilians Want Direct Elections, Shows Poll Brasilia, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) 83 percent of Brazilians expressed themselves in favour of direct elections to elect the replacement of President Michel Temer, whose approval rating is now only seven percent. Russian Professor Konstantin Uralsky to Offer Workshops in Bolivia La Paz, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The Russian Choreographer Konstantin Uralsky, considered as one of the most successful creators of Russian ballet, will give several ballet workshops in this Bolivian city. Ecuador Network In Defense Of Humanity Repudiates Policy Against Cuba Quito, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Intellectuals and artists from the Ecuador chapter of the Network in Defense of Humanity today confirmed their rejection to the intensified policy of US President Donald Trump against Cuba. FRANCE STRENGTHENS LINKS WITH LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN In France the Week of the Latin America and the Caribbean became a bridge between the two nations. The event is meant to strengthen the cultural and the diversity of the region. Our correspondent in Paris Luis Maria González with more. Venezuelan Press's Images Deny Alleged Torture to Leopoldo Lopez Caracas, June 24 (Prensa Latina) Images published by the Venezuelan press denied today alleged torture to Leopoldo Lopez in a Miranda state jail where he is serving a prison sentence. History and Legend of the only Woman in Che's Guerrilla La Paz (Prensa Latina) In her short and intense life she had to adopt different personalities and names like Haydée, Tamara, Vittoria, Marta and Laura, but the internationalist revolutionary who followed Che''s route through the Bolivian jungle went down in history as Tania the Guerrilla Fighter. Bachelet Apologizes to the Indigenous Mapuches Santiago, Chile, June 23 (Prensa Latina) The Indigenous Mapuche group, the largest one in Chile, has received for the first time an apology from the State for the ''mistakes and horrors'' made against this ethnic group. Cuba Presents Its Experiences on Urbanism in Argentina Buenos Aires, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba brought today to the 26th General Assembly of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urbanism, which brings together delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean, their experiences and challenges in implementing a quality urban agenda. Bolivian Illimani Mountain to Be More Resistant to Global Warming La Paz, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The ice of the Bolivian Illimani mountain is more resistant today to the effects of the global warming than other similar places such as the Alps, the first conclusions of the study of the French-Italian Ice Memory project states. Collaboration With Nazis in Chile: an Uncomfortable Truth Por Fausto TrianaSantiago, Chile, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Even today one may wonder what were the reasons why the film Colonia was barely criticized as an insignificant motion picture in a suspicious silence that some attributed to the power of the Nazis. Assailant Killed in Attack to Venezuelan Military Base 23 de junio de 2017, 11:07Caracas, June 23 (Prensa Latina) Minister for Interior Relations, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol, lamented the recent death of a 22-year-old man as a result of a siege of groups paid by the opposition to a military base. Unesco Director Welcomes Santos and Repeats Support Peace in Colombia 23 de junio de 2017, 11:05París, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Unesco Director General, Irina Bokova, reiterated today support to peace in Colombia when receiving here the president of the South American nation, Juan Manuel Santos. Ecuador Ratifies Protection of Cyber-activist Julian Assange Quito, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador ratified that it will maintain the protection and watch over the physical and psychological integrity of the cyber-activist Julian Assange, who remains today under asylum in the embassy of Quito in London, although there is no criminal process against him. Cuba Exposes in Argentina its Vision on Human Settlements Buenos Aires, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) The president of the Cuban Institute of Physical Planning, Samuel Rodiles Plana, has explained here his country''s vision as an island state during the 26th Assembly General of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urbanism, which brings together today delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean committed to join knowledge on human settlements. Venezuelan President Condemns Pressure by Far Right Caracas, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro condemned today the international pressure by the far right against his country, in a press conference at the Miraflores Palace. Cuban Caricaturist Among the Best of the Cartoon Movement Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The cartoon ''Fronteras'' (Brothers) by Cuban graphic comedian Osvaldo Gutiérrez ''Osval'' is among the top 10 of the Cartoon Movement digital platform. Lula Advances in Voting Intention for Presidential Elections Brasilia, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva won two percentage points in the citizens'' voting intention in the face of possible early elections, according to a survey by Poder 360 portal released today. Colombian Gov't Ready to Negotiate Ceasefire with ELN Bogota, June 22 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian government is ready to talk about the ceasefire with the National Liberation Army (ELN), said the National Executive Chief Negotiator, Juan Camilo Restrepo, in statements released today by the country. Shameful Stance of Mexican Gov' Towards Venezuela, Senators Mexico, June 22 (Prensa Latina) The government of President Enrique Peña Nieto must end the interventionist policy that is being applied against Venezuela, Mexican senators demanded at a press conference. Germany Supports EU Trade Agreements with Mexico and MERCOSUR Berlin, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries ratified her country''s support to the trade agreements negotiated between the European Union (EU) and Mexico, the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), and Japan. Samuel Moncada Appointed New FM of Venezuela Caracas, June 22 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro appointed Samuel Moncada as the new Foreign Minister of the South American nation. End of Trial of Bolivians Accentuates Dispute with Chile By Fausto Triana Bolivian Summit Promoted Unity and Integration of Peoples Tiquipaya, Bolivia, Jun 22 (Prensa Latina) The World Peoples'' Conference made Bolivia during two days the epicenter of debates focused on promoting free movement of persons and promoting unity between all nations. Venezuelan Ambassador Denounces Fierce Interference by Spain Madrid, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to Spain, Mario Isea, has denounced the fierce interference of Mariano Rajoy´s conservative government in the internal affairs of Venezuela. Summit Criticizes Trump for Anti-immigrant Policies and Against Cuba Tiquipaya, Bolivia, June 21 (Prensa Latina) The World People´s Summit, which ends on Wednesday in this city, has strongly criticized US President Donald Trump´s anti-immigrant policies and his decision to reverse agreements reached with Cuba. Former FARC-EP Guerrillas to Train as Bodyguards Bogota, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The training or formation of 300 former members of the Colombia Revolutionary Armed Forces-People''s Army (FARC-EP)to become the bodyguards of their leaders in the rebel movement, will start in the town of Facatativa, said Commander Carlos Antonio Lozada. OAS: From Interference to Irrelevance in Venezuela Mexico, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The 47th OAS General Assembly, which concludes today in Cancún, has gone from interference to irrelevance in attempts to pass a resolution against Venezuela, the editorial of the Mexican daily La Jornada says today. PT of Brazil Ratifies Unrestricted Defense of Cuba's Sovereignty Brasilia, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Workers' Party (PT) ratified today its unrestricted defense of Cuba''s sovereignty and non-interference by the US government in internal affairs in that Caribbean country. Evo Morales Calls for Unity in the Andean New Year La Paz, June 21 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales called for unity to confront international aggressions that claim to dominate Bolivia while receiving today the Andean Amazon New Year 5525 in his hometown of Orinoca. Putin considers Brazil Important Trading Partner of Russia Moscow, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) President Vladimir Putin described Brazil today as an important trading partner of Russia when meeting at the Kremlin with his South American peer, Michel Temer, who is here on an official visit. Verdict on Bolivians Arrested in Chile to be Issued Today 21 de junio de 2017, 00:18La Paz, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The nine Bolivians arrested in Chile will be given their verdict today, following the decision of Isabel Peña, judge of Pozo Almonte, to hold a fourth break during the shortened hearing. Venezuela Submits in OAS Resolution on Missing People 20 de junio de 2017, 17:08Mexico, June 20 (Prensa Latina) A resolution calling for truth and justice to the 43 students from Ayotzinapa and thousands of disappeared people in Mexico was submitted today by Venezuela at the 47th OAS General Assembly in Cancun. SEBIN Identifies Alleged Murderer of Young Man Burned 20 de junio de 2017, 16:37Caracas, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) officials have today identified Enzo Franchini as alleged responsible for the murder of Orlando Figuera, a young man stabbed and burned alive by opposition protesters. Venezuelan Mothers and Women Cry Out for Peace and Reject Violence 20 de junio de 2017, 15:29Caracas, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Blanca Eekhout, has said today that ''we do not want war. We do not want death. We do want peace and demand justice through a march of mothers in this capital . Venezuela Highlights Caribbean countries solidarity at OAS 20 de junio de 2017, 15:06Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela''s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Samuel Moncada, thanked the Caribbean countries solidarity that hold back the interventionist intentions in that regional entity, against that South American nation. Evo Morales Fights for Reciprocity Principles With Chile La Paz, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales today urged the Chilean government to comply with the principles of reciprocity and bilateralism during the abbreviated trial that the nine Bolivians detained in the neighboring country are attending on Tuesday. Rodriguez Zapatero Worried About Trump's Announcements on Cuba La Paz, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) Former president of the Spanish government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has described as very disturbing the latest announcements made by U.S. President, Donald Trump, regarding Cuba. Cuba Hosts First International Junior High School Workshop Havana, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) With a tribute to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the 1st International Junior High School Workshop ‘For an inclusive school'' was opened today at the Conference Center in this capital, with the participation of about 200 delegates. OAS Assembly Without Consensus on Proposal Against Venezuela Mexico, June 20 (Prensa Latina) The 47th General Assembly of the Organization of American States begins today its plenary sessions, in an environment marked by the lack of consensus on two proposals on Venezuela. People's Conference Brings World Politicians Together in Bolivia Tiquipaya, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The World Conference of Peoples gathered together today politicians and representatives of social movements from Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, in the Bolivian city of Tiquipaya. Venezuela National Guard Attacked With Grenades Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) An officers and two civilians were injured as a result of the explosion of a fragmentary grenade launched against the command headquarters of the Government National Guard of Venezuela (GNB) located on the Caracas-La Guaira highway. Jamaican Former PM Says OAS Chief Almagro Should be Fired Kingston, June 19 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, should be fired, according to the Jamaican former Prime Minister, Bruce Golding. Rejection in Venezuela of OAS Servility to US Interests Caracas, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) First Vice President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Diosdado Cabello asserted today that the curretn meeting in Mexico shows the servility of the Organization of American States (OAS) to imperialist interests. USAN Former Secretary Calls for Dialogue between Bolivia and Chile La Paz, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Former Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (USAN), Ernesto Samper, has today called for a meeting between Presidents of Bolivia and Chile, Evo Morales and Michelle Bachelet, respectively, in order to resolve the unsettled disputes. Chief Peace Negotiator for ELN Repudiates Attack in Colombia Quito, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The guerrilla chief of the National Liberation Army (ELN), Pablo Beltrán, who heads peace talks with the Colombian government, reiterated today his condemnation of the recent attack in Bogotá. Exports of Bolivian Quinoa Generates Millions in Profits La Paz, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Exports of Bolivian Quinoa have reported today revenues higher to $16 million USD, profits generated between January and March this year by selling 6,672 tons of the cereal. Chinese President Predicts a Golden Decade for BRICS Beijing, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping said today that cooperation between the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries will be more productive and will mark the begining of a new golden decade. Colombians Reject Attack at the Andino Mall Bogota, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of citizens held a sit-in in front of the Andino shopping mall in Bogota to reject an attack that took place there on Saturday, killing three women and injuring nine persons. Peoples' Summit in Bolivia: Towards a World Without Barriers La Paz, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) In light of the proposals made by some powers to build walls to stop migration, Bolivia favors a world without barriers, a notion that it will defend at the Peoples'' Summit this week in Cochabamba. Colombia: Disarmament of the Largest Guerrillas Is a Reality Bogota, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) With the second act to hand over the weapons by the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces-People''s Army (FARC-EP), a decisive era to conclude the peace process implemented in the country for several months has begun. Venezuela Denounces Aggression against its Diplomats in Mexico Caracas, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez blamed the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, and Mexico''s Foreign Minister Luis Videragay for the attacks on diplomats of her country. Cuba: Third Edition of AM-PM America por Su Musica Ends Havana, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) After a week of debates, exchanges and a variety of shows, the 3rd edition of the AM-PM America por Su Musica (America For Its Music) for the promotion of the regional musical sounds from Cuba, concluded today. Organizations from All the World to Peoples Summit in Bolivia La Paz, June 18 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of organizations and social movements from five continents will participate in the People''s Conference, from Tuesday to Wednesday in the Bolivian municipality of Tiquipaya, Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni said here. Moving Tribute to Che, Masetti and Prensa Latina in Argentina Buenos Aires, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The legacy of Ernesto Che Guevara and Jorge Ricardo Masetti, the two great Argentinians that created 58 years ago the news agency Agencia Informativa Latinoamericana Prensa Latina, was praised here today in a moving activity. BRICS Agriculture Ministers Promote Cooperation in China Beijing, June 17 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agriculture ministers highlighted today the importance of cooperation and food security in Nanjing, in the south of the country. Warning on Climatic Catastrophe in the Amazon London, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Brazil, Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States predicted the start of a climatic catastrophe in the Amazon region, in a report published by specialized magazine Nature Friday. Cuba Prepares for Aesthetic and Health Congress Havana, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Preparations for the 2nd International Congress of Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Aesthetic Medicine are making good progresses, the organizing committee of the meeting to be held here on July 21st and 22nd announced today. Cristina to Preside Over Launching of Citizens United Front 16 de junio de 2017, 15:34Buenos Aires, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) While the tabs of different alliances and groups are moving for the legislative elections, Argentina''s former president Cristina Fernández will officially launch next Tuesday the Citizen United Front, made up of five parties. Meeting in Mexico Supports Maduro and Denounces OAS Interference 16 de junio de 2017, 15:05By Orlando Oramas Leon Cuba Recognizes Support of Ecuador Parliamentary Friendship Group Quito, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Embassy in Ecuador recognized today the support offered by Memebers of Parliaments and especially the members of the Cuba-Ecuador Parliamentary Friendship Group. China, Brazil Prepare for Next BRICS Summit Beijing, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao and Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira agreed to work on preparations for the next BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Venezuela Highlights 58 Years of Prensa Latina Alternative Vision Caracas, Jun 16 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan News Agency (AVN) highlighted the work of Prensa Latina (PL), which today celebrates its 58th anniversary as an alternative vision of the media siege imposed by information consortia. Venezuela: Possible Rupture Between Opposition Members and Leaders Caracas, June 16 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Earle Herrera revealed a probable rupture between Venezuelan opposition grassroot members and their leaders due to the terrorist acts promoted by the leaders of the right to destabilize the country. Fidel Castro, Eternal as His Humanism, WPC President Says By Moises Perez Mok Prensa Latina: Always Committed to Truth Por Nayara Tardo*Havana (Prensa Latina) When in 1959 the big media monopolies published distorted news about Cuba and its revolutionary process, Prensa Latina spread the truth about the Caribbean island around the world. Warning on Climatic Catastrophe in the Amazon 16 de junio de 2017, 00:16London, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from Brazil, Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States predicted the start of a climatic catastrophe in the Amazon region, in a report published by specialized magazine Nature Friday. Press Investigation for Victims of Violence in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Ministry of Communication and Information has handed over to the Attorney General's Office a press investigation to gather some opinions on fatal victims by opposition-organized violent acts. Che, An Example of Life and Consequence, Evo Morales Says 15 de junio de 2017, 10:09By Carmen Esquivel Sarria South Korean Doctors Take Care of Bolivians with Oriental Techniques La Paz, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) A total of 11 South Korean doctors will take care today and tomorrow of the Bolivian population of Cochabamba with Oriental techniques for free, the director of the Department Health Service, Lidia Astroña, confirmed. Buenos Aires Subway Workers Protest Buenos Aires, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) The members of the Subway and Premetro Workers'' Union Association (AGTSyP) in Buenos Aires, allow today free access to travelers in the subway during rush hours, in protest for several complaints. 23rd Convention of Solidarity with Cuba Begins in Belo Horizonte By Moises Perez Mok More than 40 Countries Attend Peoples' Summit in Bolivia La Paz, June 15 (Prensa Latina) Delegates from more than 40 countries will participate in the World People''s Conference, which is being organized in Bolivia, where they will debate the right to universal citizenship and the world without walls. Estimate of Amount Embezzled by Carabineros de Chile Still Rising Santiago de Chile, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The investigation of the worst scandal in in the history of the military police Carabineros de Chile, revealed the figure of $22.5 billion USD embezzled by officers of the armed corps, official authorities reported today. Cristina Fernandez´s Front for Legislative Elections Buenos Aires, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Amid great expectation, the Argentinean Former President Cristina Fernandez has launched on Wednesday the Unidad Ciudadana Front, a platform on the way to the parliamentary elections that brings five political parties together. Ecuadorian Vice President Warns on Coup Strategy Quito, June 14 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian Vice President, Jorge Glas, has warned on a coup in progress and attacks on close collaborators, with the excuse of wanting to link him to corruption and seriously damage his reputation. Repsol Signs New Agreement for Gas Exploitation with Bolivia La Paz, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and main executive of Spanish company REPSOL, Antonio Brufau, signed an agreement for gas exploitation on the block called Iñiguazu, located in the south of Bolivia. Peru to Sign Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India Lima, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Peru adjusts its views ahead of the start of negotiations to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Australia and India in the near future, officials announced today. Ecuador's Cultural and Tourist Authority Welcomes PL's 58th Anniv. Quito, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The Corporation for Cultural and Tourism Promotion of Ecuador ''PROCultur'' has welcomed today the 58th anniversary of the Latin American News Agency, Prensa Latina (PL), on June 16th. Bolivian President Recalls Che's Legacy La Paz, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales recalled the anti-imperialist legacy of guerrilla leader Ernesto Che Guevara in the celebration of his 89 birthday in Rosario, Argentina. Violent Group Members Captured in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan security forces captured 23 people suspected of involvement in violent actions in El Paraiso, Libertador municipality, in the capital, Néstor Reverol, Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace, confirmed. Evo Morales to Preside Ceremony for Che's 89 Birthday La Paz, June 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales will preside today at the Government Palace a ceremony for the 89th anniversary of the birth of Cuban-Argentinean guerrilla Ernesto ''Che'' Guevara. Bolivia to Regulate Gold Market La Paz, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Mining Ministry Cesar Navarro said that in the coming months he will present a comprehensive plan to regulate and oversee the purchase of gold in the country. ILO World Summit to Discuss Women at Work Geneva, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The 106th International Labor Organization (ILO) Conference -still in session- will hold a world summit on Thursday to discuss the way to shape a better future for women in their jobs. Two Gold Medals and a Silver for Cuba in Pan Am Junior Wrestling Lima, Jun 13 (Prensa LatinaL) Cuba won two gold medals and one silver at the junior Pan American Championship (female) of wrestling, in Lima, Peru, qualifying for the World Championship in Finland. Venezuela Rejects Interfering Statements by Peruvian President Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez described as shameful the statements issued by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who called for a foreign intervention to ''solve'' the political crisis in Venezuela. Multiple Recognitions for Cuban Medical Brigade in Peru Piura, Peru, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban medical brigade is ready to return home after more than two months of dealing with flood victims in this northern Peruvian city and fighting a dengue epidemic. Venezuela Asks for Pope's Mediation to Protect Children Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has delivered on Tuesday a formal request addressed to Pope Francis to mediate with the opposition to protect children´s rights used by the opposition in violent actions. Leo Messi Most Efficient Forward of Spanish Pro League Madrid, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Argentinean forward Lionel ''Leo'' Messi, now playing for FC Barcelona, was the most efficient soccer player of the last Spanish League season, according to the statistics published Tuesday. Venezuela:Opposition Governor Henrique Capriles Diverts Funds Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The governor of the Venezuelan state of Miranda, Henrique Capriles, is using the resources and funds distributed for the development of sports in Miranda with political purposes, denounced Alexander Vargas, viceminister of sports in Miranda Tuesday. Uruguay: Public Education Workers in 24-Hour Strike Montevideo, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The public education workers (primary, secondary, teacher training and university) are now on a strike of 24 hours in the entire country, demanding a bigger budget and salaries for the sector. Opposition Economists Reject Call for General Strike in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Opposition economists rejected the call for a national strike by MP Fredy Guevara, leader of the right-wing Popular Party in a demonstration at the east of the capital. More Than 6,000 Displaced Due to Floods in Uruguay Montevideo, June 13 (Prensa Latina) A total of 6,163 people remain displaced by floods today in four departments of Northwestern Uruguay, where the waters of the homonymous river will continue to rise between this and the coming week. Chile Rejects Bolivia's Complaint to the OAS Santiago de Chile, June 13 (Prensa Latina) The Chilean government deplored in the last hours the announcement by Bolivia that it will report to the OAS alleged tortures and harassment of nine national officials jailed here since March. Defense of Bolivians Arrested in Chile Has Solid Arguments La Paz, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Foreign Minister Fernando Huanacuni said that the defense of the nine nationals detained in Chile for more than two months now has solid arguments aimed at achieving their release. Perpetrators of Vandalism Arrested in Miranda State Caracas, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan security personnel captured 24 people involved in the vandalism attacks against the Magistrate''s Office of the Supreme Court of Justice, the Ministry of Housing and the Provincial Bank''s headquarters in Chacao. AVN President Congratulates Prensa Latina in 58th anniversary Caracas, June 13 (Prensa Latina) Prensa Latina (PL) is a heroic effort, since its inception it has successfully carried out a vision of serving the truth, from the perspective of those who aspire for a better world, said here Freddy Fernandez, president of the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN). Bolivia Highlights Progress in Voluntary Blood Donations La Paz, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Health Minister Ariana Campero highlighted the progress in voluntary blood donations, when opening a national campaign on the occasion of the World Blood Donor Day on Wednesday. Ecuadorian President Acknowledges Military´s Security Commitment Quito, June 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has acknowledged on Monday the hard work and commitment of the Armed Forces and the National Police during the general elections to guarantee security of this South American nation. Venezuelan Official Denounces Use of Social Networks for Violent Acti Caracas, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas denounced today in this capital the use of social networks to promote violence, and called to eradicate that tendency. Cuba, Guest Country of Honor at Santa Cruz Book Fair By Carmen Esquivel Sarría Canada: Businessmen, Politicians Attend Montreal Conference Ottawa, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The twenty-third edition of the Montreal Conference will begin today in that Canadian city with the presence of about 4,000 representatives of governments, civil society and the private sector of a dozen countries. Bolivia Denounces Torture on Its Nationals Detained in Chile La Paz, June 12 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia anticipated that it aims to denounce in international organizations the torture inflicted on the nine nationals detained in Chile, according to Justice Minister Hector Arce. After a Month Striking, Teachers Begin Cacerolazo Throughout Colombia Bogota, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian teachers'' union enters today a month of continuous strike while launching a ''cacerolazo'' (a protest with pots and other kitchen utensils) throughout the country in protest of the unmet demands submitted to the Government. Violent Groups Attack Magistracy of Chacao Supreme Court Caracas, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Minister of the People´s Power for Internal Relations and Justice, Nestor Reverol, has confirmed the attack by barbaric groups on the headquarters of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), located in Chacao municipality. French Development Agency to Finance Solar Plant in Bolivia La Paz, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The French Development Agency (AFD) will finance with more than 12.8 million dollars the construction of a solar power plant in the Bolivian department of Oruro, the Ministry of Planning and Development confirmed. Evo Morales Highlights Willingness to Eradicate Extreme Poverty La Paz, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales today noted the aspiration to celebrate the bicentennial of the nation with the total eradication of extreme poverty, which in 2006 affected 38 percent of the population. General Motors Ordered to Respect Labor Rights in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The Constitutional Hall of the Supreme Court of Venezuela ordered the U.S. company General Motors to respect the workers'' right during the embargo imposed on April 14. Bolivia Denounces at Mercosur Situation of Detainees in Chile La Paz, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Minister of Justice Héctor Arce denounced the situation of nine Bolivian officials who are held in Chile, during a meeting of representatives of that sector of Mercosur and the Associated States held in Argentina. Chile Hosts National Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba 10 de junio de 2017, 10:44La Serena, Chile, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The 24th National Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba opened today in this city, with the central objective of renewing cooperation and promoting new tasks in support of the Caribbean island. Cali to Host 12th Summit of the Pacific Alliance 10 de junio de 2017, 00:30Bogota, June 10 (Prensa Latina) The city of Cali will host the 12th Summit of the Pacific Alliance on June 29 and 30, Colombia''s foreign ministry confirmed today. Floods Displace Almost 10,000 People 10 de junio de 2017, 00:24Montevideo, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Displaced people by floods in Uruguay might reach 10,000 people for next week, if the upcoming of the waters of the Uruguay River continues, said Fernando Traversa, director of the National Emergency System (SINAE) Friday. ECLAC Reiterates Marked Inequality in Latin America 10 de junio de 2017, 00:20Santiago, Chile, June 10 (Prensa Latina) Latin America has lately remained the most unequal region around the world, despite all-important advances of the nations during the first decade and a half of the 21st century, according to ECLAC. Evo: Three Pillars Propelled Bolivia's Transformation 09 de junio de 2017, 16:33La Paz, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales stated today that the changes in Bolivia over the last decade are based on three pillars: the Constituent Assembly, the nationalization of natural resources and the redistribution of wealth. Venezuela Rejects Angela Merkel Interference in Internal Affairs 09 de junio de 2017, 16:09Caracas, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez rejected today the interventionist statements of the German head of Government Angela Merkel who accused the Venezuelan authorities of ''reducing'' the participation of the opposition. Venezuela´s Weekly Oil Price at $41.74 USD 09 de junio de 2017, 15:50Caracas, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan oil price concluded today at $41.74 USD per barrel, representing a fall of 4.02 percent compared to the previous week, said data issued by the Ministry of Petroleum. One of Every Four Children Under Five Suffer Anemia in Colombia Bogota, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Anemia during childhood affects one of every four children under five in Colombia, a serious problem for public health, Cromos magazine warns today. Bolivia Refuses to Participate in Military Drills With US in Amazonia La Paz, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia refused to participate in the military maneuvers planned for November on the triple border of Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, with the presence of the United States Army, Defense Minister Reymi Ferreira said today. Venezuela Denounces the Use of Children in Political Violence Caracas, June 9 (Prensa Latina) The executive secretary of the National Human Rights Council of Venezuela, Larry Devoe, denounced here today that the opposition right-wing involves children to support attacks against the democratic institutionality of the country. Quinoa Export Generates More Than $76 Million USD in Bolivia La Paz, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The export of quinoa, recognized today among the most nutrient rich grains, has allowed Bolivia to enter in 2016 more than $76 million USD despite the damages caused by drought. Peruvian Legislators Honor Cuban Medical Brigade Lima, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian parliament has paid tribute to the Cuban medical brigade that has been assisting the victims of the torrential rains that have devastated the northern region of Piura for more than two months. Uruguay Prioritizes Science, Environment Within the Antarctic Treaty Montevideo, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Science and the environment will be two of the main priorities of work to be promoted by the Uruguayan Albert Lluberas, after becoming the first Latin American elected to assume the Executive Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty. Venezuela Presents Report to Members of Mercosur Parliament Caracas, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Members of the National Commission for Truth, Justice, Care for Victims and Peace presented a report on the victims of opposition violence in Venezuela, in a meeting with representatives of the Mercosur Parliament (Parlasur). Colombian Political World Surprised by FARC-EP's Disarmament Bogota, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) With a slow reaction of surprise, Colombian political media are digesting the importance of the first step towards disarmament taken by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People''s Army (FARC-EP) on Wednesday, without the presence of the press. BRICS Media in Search of Shared Future Opportunities Beijing, June 9 (Prensa Latina) BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) media are betting on opportunities for a shared future in order to advance as a bloc in the balance and agreement of international criteria. Bolivia and Uruguay Strengthen Customs Cooperation La Paz, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The Governments of Bolivia and Uruguay will strengthen ties with a customs cooperation agreement to be in force on June 15th. Strong Security Measures for Merkel's Visit to Argentina Buenos Aires, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) Detours in several streets and a large police deployment are registered today in this capital for the brief visit by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to this country. Bolivia, Europe Agree to Strengthen Cooperation Brussels, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales and the leader of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, agreed here today to strengthen cooperation between Bolivia and the old continent. Chilean Communist Leader Highlights Cuba's Example Santiago, Chile, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The general secretary of the Communist Party of Chile (CP), Lautaro Carmona, on Thursday highlighted the strength and capacity of resistance of Cuba, ''which nurtured from its people''s wisdom and built an example for the region''. Colombian Large Teachers Strike Without Solution Bogota, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) 27 days after the start of the public teachers'' strike in Colombia, the Education Ministry today sent a letter to the teachers union to agree on a mediator that will allow the dialogue between the parties to continue. Paraguayan Deputies Debate Medical Use of Marijuana Asuncion, Jun 8 (Prensa Latina) The bill to protect domestic use of marijuana (Cannabis Sativa) for medicinal purposes was released to the Science and Technology Committee of the Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies. Bolivians Demand that Chile Repairs Damage after Customs Strike La Paz, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Chamber of Heavy Transportation President Gustavo Rivadeneira asserted today that Chile should repair the economic damage caused to the international trade by the strike of customs workers in that country. Temer Closes Popular Pharmacies and Hits Brazilian Health System Brasilia, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Government, headed by Michel Temer, confirmed the closure of Popular Pharmacy networks, a program that in its first 10 years has been favoring over 38 million low-income Brazilians. Drug Production Halted in Venezuela Caracas, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan labor union leaders and workers of the pharmaceutical industry have denounced today the stoppage of essential drug production as part of the unconventional economic war unleashed against the Bolivarian government. Salvadoran Govt. to Protect Emigrants Threatened in USA San Salvador, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The government of El Salvador ratified today that it will support the 190,000 compatriots who emigrated to the United States and could lose the benefits of the Temporary Protection Status (TPS). Cuba Hosts Seminar on Traumatology and Pediatric Orthopedics Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Attention of the main traumatic affections, deformities and pediatric orthopedic alterations are among the themes of an international meeting, which is held here today and extends until Friday. Havana Hosts 9th International Design Congress Havana, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 9th International Design Congress, Forma 2017, begins here today with the participation of professionals from more than 20 nations focused on reviewing the most up-to-date theories about the activity. OECD Publishes Growth Forecast for Latin American Countries Paris, June 7 (Prensa Latina) The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published today its biannual forecasts, which predicts a growth acceleration for some Latin American countries, and a contraction in others. Brazil's Electoral Court Resumes Trial of Dilma-Temer Formula Brasilia, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Superior Electoral Court (SEC) in Brazil will hold the second of four sessions today to try the winning formula in the 2014 presidential election for alleged abuse of economic and political power. Right-Wing Leader Leopoldo Lopez Talks with Venezuelan Government Caracas, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has confirmed that Bolivarian authorities have begun a dialogue with right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who is serving a 13-year prison term for his responsibility in the violent events occurred here in 2014. 2nd Colloquium on Hugo Chavez to be Held in Santiago de Cuba Santiago de Cuba, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The 2nd Colloquium on Hugo Chavez, ''The passion that unites us'', will be held in this city in July, to deepen the legacy of the Venezuelan leader, just over four years after his death. Venezuela Seizes Sulfur to be Used for Handmade Arms Caracas, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) More than a ton of sulfur, allegedly to be used in the manufacture of mortars, pyrotechnics and handmade arms, was seized today in the Merida state, said Nestor Reverol, Venezuelan Minister of Interior Relations Justice and Peace. Bolivia: Education Budget Increased 7 Times in 10 Years La Paz, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia currently allocates about $3 billion USD a year to education, seven times more than in 2005, according to Vice President Álvaro García Linera, on the occasion of Teacher''s Day here. Germany is Concern of G20 Joint Statement on Climate Change Berlin, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Germany expressed today its concern about the possibility to issue a joint statement regarding climate change, trade and migration flows. A Delayed Ending, the Most Probable Option in Temer's Trial Brasilia, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The postponement of the end is perceived here as the most probable option to the trial that the Supreme Electoral Court (SEC) will resume today and in which the annulment of Brazilian President Michel Temer''s mandate might be decided. Evo Morales Chairs UN Debate on Conflict Prevention United Nations, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales is presiding over today a session of the United Nations Security Council dedicated to conflict prevention in cross-border water scenarios. Telesur Journalist Survives a Bullet Impact in Venezuela Caracas, June 6 (Prensa Latina) Journalist Adriana Sivori, from the multinational Telesur, survived a gunshot that struck her in the back since she was wearing a bulletproof vest while covering a demonstration organized by the ultra-right in this capital. Central Bank Cuts Forecast in Chilean Economy Expansion Santiago de Chile, Jun 6 (Prensa Latina) The Chile''s Central Bank cuts its forecasts for economic expansion this year, from 1 percent to 1.75 percent, as a result of the strike at the Escondida mine in early 2017. Chilean Writer Isabel Allende Launches New Book in Spain Madrid, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Chilean writer Isabel Allende launched today in this city her most recent novel titled ''Mas alla del invierno'' about issues related to immigration in the United States. Evo Morales Denounces in UN Bolivian Economic Impact United Nations, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has denounced today in the UN that the 138 years as a landlocked State has been a severe economic impact for the nation. Changes for Electoral Bases to Venezuelan Constituent Caracas, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The proposal to change the electoral bases of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC) in Venezuela was submitted today at the National Electoral Council (CNE), by Zamora 200 Command. CARICOM Criticizes US Withdrawal From Paris Agreement Georgetown, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) criticized the decision by the US government to abandon the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Jamaica Observer newspaper reported today. Middle East Political Uncertainty Weighs on Oil Price London, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Oil price fell today in the face of the uncertainty generated by the rupture of relations between Qatar and other Arab states, which could torpedo the OPEC agreement to limit crude oil production. Homeless Persons Increase 150 Percent in Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Jun 5, (Prensa Latina) The number of people in the street in this Brazilian city has increased in the last three years by approximately 150 percent, according to estimates released today by the Municipal Secretariat of Social Assistance. Temer Faces in TSE Defining Week to Stay in Office Brasilia, June 5 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Michel Temer begins to face today a defining week for his intentions to stay in office, with the resumption in the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of a trial that can decide the annulment of the mandate.